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Rock out in The Rock Gods of Jackson, Tennessee

Dark Horse Books presents a rockin’ new tale in The Rock Gods of Jackson, Tennessee! This legendary new graphic novel combines elements of action, adventure, horror, and humor packed in one epic trade paperback book. Rock Gods is created by writer Rafer Roberts artist Mike Norton colorist Allen Passalaqua, and letterer Crank!.

It’s 1989 and Jackson, Tennessee’s number one juvenile delinquent, Marty Ward, never wanted to join the Rock Gods. After all, who wants to be in a band with nerds like Jonny, Lenny, and Doug? But after the high schoolers stumble into the gig of a lifetime—opening for local rock legend Tommi Tungstun—the four outcasts must put aside their differences and play together if they want to achieve their dreams of fame, freedom, and popularity.

Standing in these future superstars’ way are: their parents, their teachers, a school full of jerks and bullies, a town full of bad bosses, sanctimonious preachers, and corrupt politicians, each other, and a rampaging horde of mutated monsters tearing through Jackson and eating everything in their path.

The Rock Gods of Jackson, Tennessee will be available in bookstores June 6, 2023 and comic shops June 7, 2023. It is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and at your local comic book shop and book store. It will retail for $19.99. 

The Rock Gods of Jackson, Tennessee

We Wicked Ones is a cross between Charmed and The Boys

Twenty years ago, the United States government and the superheroes of F.I.R.E. rounded up and burned every known witch alive. Only two young girls survived.

All grown up, Celia Jordan—now a calloused contract killer in Washington DC—must rescue the only other living witch—her best and only friend, Lily—from the latest incarnation of the superhero task force hunting down witchkind. With Lily’s young son in tow, the sins of Celia’s past will come back to haunt her as she finds herself locked in a harrowing game of cat-and-mouse with superheroes, vengeful politicians, and old friends, all while on a rescue mission of which failure means certain death.

We Wicked Ones is written by LJ Duey, with art by Paulo Mel, colors by Ander Zárate, lettering by crank!, cover by David Mack, edited by Andrea Lorenzo Molinari, and designed by Sean Callahan. It’s out in March 2023 from Scout Comics.

We Wicked Ones

Preview: Rick and Morty vs Cthulhu #1

Rick and Morty vs Cthulhu #1

(W) Jim Zub (ILL) Troy Little, (C) Leonardo Ito, (L) Crank!

Five variant covers from Zander Cannon, Marc Ellerby, Jim Zub, Julieta Colás, and Ryan Lee.

What could be worse than an off-planet sugar deal gone wrong? Tripping through a Lovecraftian hellscape with the Smith family as they fight, uh, cosmic sentient color and racist fish-people? That can’t be right…

Welcome to the Rick Sanchez School of Actually Getting S**t Done! And that poor bastard Jerry declares “everything smells like cinnamon and sorrow’” in this Lovecraftian epic.

Rick and Morty vs Cthulhu #1

Vault announces Five New Titles

Vault has announced not one, not two, but FIVE series that will be released in Spring 2023. Check out what’s coming to comic shops!

BARBARIC: HELL TO PAY #1

Writer: Michael Moreci
Artist: Nathan Gooden
Colorist: Addison Duke
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Designer: Tim Daniel  
Cover A & B: Nathan Gooden
January 2023

Barbaric is back and headed straight to hell in an all-new arc so big and bloody, it’s getting an extra issue! While Owen tames a dragon with an old friend, Soren and Steel cross paths with someone else from our cursed barbarian’s past…who isn’t looking nearly as friendly. Hell hath no fury like a woman stabbed through the heart by an ugly f***ing orc.

Oh, wait! Who’s carrying Axe?

GODFELL #1

Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Ben Hennessy
Colorist: Triona Farrell & Vittorio Astone
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover A: Ben Hennessy
Cover B: Nathan Gooden
February 2023

One sunny day in the land of Kerethim, God falls dead from the sky. The impact sends out shockwaves that draw in royal families at war, shadowy creatures of the dark, and armies of the dispossessed, all coming to lay claim to parts of God’s body. Into this power struggle wanders Zanzi Vuiline, a soldier and berserker trying to get home from a years-long war. Forced to fight her way through the strange landscapes in and on God’s corpse, from the soles of its feet through the top of its head, Zanzi will acquire a mysterious traveling companion on her own pilgrimage.

THE NASTY #1

Writer: John Lees
Artist: George Kambadais
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Designer: Tim Daniel 
Cover A: George Kambadais
Cover B: Sally Cantirino
March 2023

Eighteen-year-old Thumper Connell still has an imaginary friend: the masked killer from his favourite slasher film. Thumper is obsessed with horror and always has been. He fills his time with scary VHS rentals and hanging out with his fellow fans, The Murder Club. But everything changes when his local video shop acquires one of the notorious films known as “video nasties” – films so scary, they’re the target of the British Moral Decency League’s crusade to ban and burn. But it’s only a movie, right? It’s all just imaginary, isn’t it?

A story about the perception of evil, the power of genre, the love of fandom, the need to create art, oh, and crap-your-pants TERROR!”

SONGS FOR THE DEAD: AFTERLIFE

Writer: Andrea Fort & MC Heron 
Artist: MJ Erickson
Colorist: Addison Duke
Letterer: Andworld
Cover: MJ Erickson
Designer: Tim Daniel
March 2023

Bethany is a necromancer and a hero. Along with her companions, Elissar and Jonas, she has finally found the rumored covenant. Her Perilous journey has brought her to the last bastion of the necromancers, but resurging prejudices have them in shambles. Can Bethany unite them in the face of escalating tensions? Or will the coming war shatter all of her dreams for a peaceful future? 

SONGS FOR THE DEAD: AFTERLIFE

MONEY SHOT COMES AGAIN

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Gisele Lagace
Colorist: Carlos Badilla Z
Letterer: Crank!
Designer: Tim Daniel
Cover A: Gisele Lagace
Cover B: Tim Seeley & Tim Daniel
April 2023

The XXXplorers are back and on their hands and knees for the good of humanity! When the giant ass space jellyfish who run the ordered universe arrive on earth, the porn-stars-cum-science explorers must put away grudges, crushes and side hustles to once again take one or two or three for the team. Begins an epic new arc, which takes aim at dumb billionaires and bad optics, and guests stars a LEGENDARY underground comix heroine! NEW ARTIST Gisele Lagace puts her sexy spin on the book!

Vault’s West of Sundown becomes an ongoing series

Vault has announce that West of Sundown has been expanded into an ongoing series after readership for the series has grown significantly. To celebrate, the epic second arc will launch with a gorgeous and terrifying variant cover from the mighty Jenny Frison

West of Sundown is co-written by Tim Seeley and Aaron Campbell, drawn by Jim Terry, colored by Triona Farrell and lettered by Crank!. West of Sundown is a western tale of survival starring a cast of literary horrors that center around a beautiful vampire must flee monster slayers in New York City and reclaim the ancestral soil that restores her undead flesh. But the world has changed since she was reborn in the New Mexico desert, and now Constance der Abend and her loyal assistant Dooley must adapt to life in the rough frontier town of Sangre de Moro, where all sorts of monsters have settled.

The second arc of West of Sundown kicks off with issue #6, on sale November 16th, 2022. West of Sundown #6 will feature two second arc kick-off variants by smash-hit artist, Jenny Frison, along with three open order covers by Aaron CampbellJim Terry, and Tim Seeley.

The New Mexico town of Sangre De Moro has accepted its strange new residents: a vampire, her thrall, Frankenstein’s monster, and the would-be mad scientist, Griffin. But a new threat has come for the evil-saturated soil of the mesa: Aristide Moreau and his strange companions.

It’s Rick and Morty vs. Cthulhu!

Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group has announced a new Rick and Morty miniseries, Rick and Morty vs. Cthulhu Part 1: The Whisperer in the Dorkness, available December 7, 2022. This first installment of the four-part miniseries journeys down the Lovecraft rabbit hole, reuniting the Eisner-nominated creative team from Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons and Dragons—writer Jim Zub, illustrator Troy Little, colorist Leonardo Ito, and letterer Crank!.

Rick and Morty vs. Cthulhu Part 1: The Whisperer in the Dorkness features cover art from Troy Little, with five variants from Zander Cannon, Marc Ellerby, Jim Zub, Julieta Colás, and Ryan Lee.

Fans of Rick and Morty have spent the past few years speculating on the almost-century-old cosmic villain as all episode’s opening credits feature a quick glimpse of Cthulhu, and more recently “Baby Cthulhu,” in the closing credits.

What could be worse than an off-planet sugar deal gone wrong? Tripping through a Lovecraftian hellscape with the Smith family as they fight, uh, cosmic sentient color and racist fish-people? That can’t be right…

Welcome to the Rick Sanchez School of Actually Getting S**t Done! And that poor bastard Jerry declares “everything smells like cinnamon and sorrow’” in this Lovecraftian epic.

Preview: Aggretsuko: Out to Lunch #1

Aggretsuko: Out to Lunch #1

(W) Josh Trujillo (A) Abigail Starling, Andrew Dalhouse, Crank!

When Aggretsuko and her coworkers go on a company retreat to Tokyo Video Joy Place, a theme park run by an American movie studio, Aggretsuko is overwhelmed by repeated messages to “follow her dreams.”

But what are Aggretsuko’s dreams? And how can she make them a reality?

Aggretsuko: Out to Lunch #1

Preview: Rick and Morty Presents Vol 4

Rick and Morty Presents Vol 4

(W) Alejandro Arbona, Alex Firer, Amy Chu, Alexander Chang, Chris Daniels (A) Marc Ellerby, Sarah Stern, Ryan Lee, Devaun Dowdy, Doug Garbark, Leonardo Ito, Phil Murphy, Crank!

Learn the secret stories and hidden pasts of your favorite Rick and Morty characters in Oni Press’s Rick and Morty™ Presents Volume 4! These four oversized comics, collected here for the first time, focus on fan-favorite characters and storylines, with writing and art from today’s top talent!

Featuring the origin of Rick and Mr. Nimbus’ feud, a trip to The Hotel Immortal, all-out dog vs. squirrel war, and a hunt for the spiciest substance in the galaxy!

Rick and Morty Presents Vol 4
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