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Preview: Sword of Azrael #5 (of 6)

Sword of Azrael #5 (of 6)

(W) Dan Watters (A/CA) Nikola Cizmesija
In Shops: Dec 06, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Reeling from his confrontation with the Order of St. Dumas’ origins, Jean-Paul Valley and Azrael find their faith crumbling. Disgusted by the shortcomings of his would-be-brother, Father Valley arrives to mete out justice unto the failed Azrael. And the sentence is death!

Sword of Azrael #5 (of 6)

Z2 Comics and Swedish Metal Titans Amon Amarth Announce New Epic Graphic Novel/Board Game, The Great Heathen Army

Z2 has announced Amon Amarth: The Great Heathen Army, a new graphic novel and board game collaboration celebrating the heavy metal quintet’s last album of the same name. Channeling the thunderous epic poem winding through these nine tracks, the graphic novel dives into the heart of the Viking Age, as oars propel longships to shores awaiting the brutal collision of steel and bone.

The project unites the band with writer Dan Watters, artist Ario Murti, and cover artists Montos and Tom Thiel.

The pages of The Great Heathen Army unspool throughout a 9th-century battle siege, in which a coalition of Viking warriors from Scandinavia invades England, wreaking unprecedented chaos. The tale dynamically pivots between large-scale dioramas of destruction to the lives of the men and women whose decisions leveled populations, capturing the devastating human cost to both sides of this legendary clash. The book will also include a foreword from professional WWE Wrestling Hall of Famer and Viking devotee, Adam “Edge” Copeland

Z2 and Amon Amarth present The Great Heathen Army in standard hardcover and deluxe hardcover editions, set to release in Fall 2023. The deluxe hardcover will come signed with three art prints illustrated by Tom Thiel, a Silver Pennigar Viking Collector’s Coin, and a limited edition board game with an oversized battle map. 

The Great Heathen Army board game will also be available separately. In the deck-building war game, players assume the role of the Vikings on the attacker’s side or that of the Anglo-Saxons on the defender’s side; each side will strategize their own goal to defeat or repel the other in absorbing, hours-long campaigns.

Preview: Cowboy Bebop Vol. 1

Cowboy Bebop Vol. 1

(W) Dan Watters (A) Lamar Mathurin (CA) Stanley Lau “Artgerm”
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $17.99

BASED ON THE NEW NETFLIX LIVE-ACTION ADAPTATION OF THE ORIGINAL ANIME!

An original story set in the year 2171. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop chase an ex-gang member who holds a vest which gives the wearer unlimited luck.

Collects issues #1-4.

Cowboy Bebop Vol. 1

Preview: Sword of Azrael #4 (of 6)

Sword of Azrael #4 (of 6)

(W) Dan Watters (A/CA) Nikola Cizmesija
In Shops: Nov 01, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Azrael comes face-to-face with his most startling foe yet–an undying hierophant who feeds on the hearts of the innocent and molten lava. He dwells hundreds of feet below the Earth’s surface, hidden away from prying eyes. He is the first son of St. Dumas and his is a most divine purpose.

Sword of Azrael #4 (of 6)

Preview: The Man Who Fell to Earth

The Man Who Fell to Earth

(W) Dan Watters (A/CA) Dev Pramanik
In Shops: Oct 26, 2022
SRP: $29.99

AN ALL-NEW, FULLY-AUTHORISED GRAPHIC NOVEL ADAPTATION OF THE CULT 1976 STUDIOCANAL MOVIE STARRING DAVID BOWIE!

THE FILM, BASED ON THE CLASSIC SCI-FI NOVEL BY WALTER TEVIS (THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT), SEES AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL CALLED THOMAS JEROME NEWTON LAND ON EARTH IN SEARCH OF WATER TO SAVE HIS DYING HOME PLANET. THOMAS BECOMES INCREDIBLY RICH AND USES HIS WEALTH TO SEARCH FOR A WAY TO TRANSPORT WATER BACK HOME.

PENNED BY DAN WATTERS (COWBOY BEBOP) WITH ART BY DEV PRAMANIK (DUNE: HOUSE ATREIDES)!

The Man Who Fell to Earth

NYCC 2022: Lazarus Planet explodes out of Batman vs. Robin in 2023

At the New York Comic ConExplore the DC Multiverse” panel, it was revealed that the DC universe will be rocked to its core in DC’s first 2023 event, Lazarus Planet! Event showrunner Mark Waid teams up with Riccardo Federici, Gene Luen Yang, Billy Tan, Nicole Maines, Skylar Patridge, Francis Manapul, Dan Watters, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Josie Campbell, and more, to transform DC’s Super Heroes and Supervillains beginning in January!

Following the events of Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar’s Batman vs. Robin #4 this December, the Lazarus Volcano has erupted—spewing dangerous and transformative chemicals into Earth’s atmosphere, resulting in chaos across the DC universe! As these Lazarus clouds rain down upon the planet, people across the globe begin to develop strange new abilities, watch their already-extraordinary abilities change, and witness a whole host of chaos unlike anything the DCU has experienced before!

We know you’ve got questions about this upcoming DC comic book event, but you’ll have to wait for the Lazarus Planet explosions to begin for your answers! In the meantime, we’re already asking about the effects of Lazarus raining from the skies:

  • Can Power Girl free herself from the out-of-control Omen? 
  • Who are the mysterious trio claiming to be resurrected siblings of Raven? 
  • Will Dreamer’s visions guide our heroes to the path of victory? 
  • Can Mercy Graves survive the transformation she’s undergone? 
  • Will Martian Manhunter survive a psychic link to a Doomsday nest?
  • Can new hero City Boy hope to commune with Gotham in time to save it? 
  • How far would the Question go to chase a lead across a transformed Gotham City? 
  • Will the flame of Firestorm burn out yet another horrific host?
  • And what does DC’s Monkey Prince have to do with all of this? 

Here’s a hint for the last one—Damian Wayne puts out a distress call for whoever can still hear it: come to the ruins of the Hall of Justice and help save the world! Blue Beetle, Power Girl, Cyborg, Batman, and more answer the call…but why could the fate of all life as we know it rest in the hands of…Monkey Prince? 

Look for DC’s January and February DC Connect magazines to drop in the coming months for more hints into 2023’s Lazarus Planet event and the full creative teams! The weekly Lazarus Planet schedule will include:

  • Lazarus Planet: Alpha (1/10)
  • Lazarus Planet: Assault on Krypton (1/17)
  • Lazarus Planet: We Once Were Gods (1/24)
  • Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn (1/31) 
  • Lazarus Planet: Next Evolution (2/7)
  • Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate (2/14) 
  • Lazarus Planet: Omega (2/21)

Preview: Sword of Azrael #3 (of 6)

Sword of Azrael #3 (of 6)

(W) Dan Watters (A/CA) Nikola Cizmesija
In Shops: Oct 04, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Jean-Paul Valley’s path to righteousness continues as he uncovers the antediluvian crucible that gave shape to the first Azrael centuries ago. Buried deep within the heart of an active volcano, its halls hold the secrets of the Order of St. Dumas…and the great beast who lived through it all.

Sword of Azrael #3 (of 6)

Preview: Sword of Azrael #2 (of 6)

Sword of Azrael #2 (of 6)

(W) Dan Watters (A/CA) Nikola Cizmesija
In Shops: Sep 06, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Vengeance of the Poor Fellow! Vengeance has arrived to capture Brielle, the young woman who has come to Azrael for help, but Azrael won’t let this stand. He will fight back against Vengeance and her forces…but will he be able to keep the murderous programming of the System at bay? And is Brielle all she seems, or is she hiding secrets that could shatter Jean-Paul Valley forever? All this as Azrael’s foe the Poor Fellow pulls the strings…

Sword of Azrael #2 (of 6)

Preview: DC’s Saved By the Belle Reve #1

DC’s Saved By the Belle Reve #1

Written by: Dan Watters, Peter J. Tomasi, Brenden Fletcher, Becky Cloonan
Art by: Scott Kolins, Juan Ferreyra, Max Raynor, Karl Kerschl

School’s back in session, and we just know you’re waiting for the BELLE to give you some REVElief…all right, you can’t say we didn’t try! Saved by the Belle Reve’s halls are packed with eight tales of schooltime fun from around the DC Universe! The Suicide Squad is sent to an international prep school to protect a dignitary’s son! John Paul Valley returns to the school that made him into Azrael! Plus, a return to Tiny Titans by Art Baltazar and Franco, and a new school year starts at Gotham Academy! So grab your pencils and notebooks and get educated!

DC's Saved By the Belle Reve #1

Preview: DC’s Saved By the Belle Reve #1

DC’s Saved By the Belle Reve #1

Written by: Dan Watters, Peter J. Tomasi, Brenden Fletcher, Becky Cloonan
Art by: Scott Kolins, Juan Ferreyra, Max Raynor, Karl Kerschl

School’s back in session, and we just know you’re waiting for the BELLE to give you some REVElief…all right, you can’t say we didn’t try! Saved by the Belle Reve’s halls are packed with eight tales of schooltime fun from around the DC Universe! The Suicide Squad is sent to an international prep school to protect a dignitary’s son! John Paul Valley returns to the school that made him into Azrael! Plus, a return to Tiny Titans by Art Baltazar and Franco, and a new school year starts at Gotham Academy! So grab your pencils and notebooks and get educated!

DC's Saved By the Belle Reve #1
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