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ComiXology Has 5 New Releases from A Wave Blue World, Yen Press, Harlequin, and Magnetic Press

ComiXology has five new digital comics for you to start your week with. There are new releases from A Wave Blue World, Yen Press, Harlequin, and Magnetic Press. You can check out all of the comics here or the individual issues below.

Death of the Horror Anthology

Written by Vita Ayala, Kelly Brack, Steph Cannon, Melissa Hudson, Brian Level, Ryan K. Lindsay, Jed McPherson, Lonnie Nadler, Eric Palicki, Emily Pearson, Pat Shand, Cody Sousa, John Ward
Art by Rio Burton, Daniel Dwyer, Val Halvorson, Matthew Hann, Melissa Hudson, Francesco Iaguinta, Brian Level, Leonie O’Moore, Emily Pearson, Raymond Salvador, J Paul Schiek, Chris Shehan, Ariel Viola
Pencils Danny Lore
Colored by Dee Cunniffe, Cassie Hart
Cover by Adam Gorham, Cassie Hart
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Right in time for Halloween, A Wave Blue World brings you a new collection or terrifying stories from some of the most talented and twisted minds in comics! Curated by Kelly Brack and edited by Danny Lore, these 13 tales of horror explore the theme of inner demons and feature everything from alien encounters to blood-thirsty monsters. After reading DEATH OF THE HORROR, you’ll never be the same again!

Death of the Horror Anthology

Goblin Slayer #53

Written by Kumo Kagyu
Art by Noboru Kannatuki, Kousuke Kurose
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This series is rated Adults Only DISCLAIMER: graphic sexuality gore
The goblin paladin and his forces close in on the party—it’s time to play every last trump card and finish them for good! Read the next chapter of Goblin Slayer the same day as Japan!

Goblin Slayer #53

Hinowa ga CRUSH! #35

Written by Takahiro
Art by Strelka
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This series is rated Adults Only DISCLAIMER: graphic sexuality
The remanents of Soukai gather up their fallen and attempt a retreat! Read the next chapter of Hinowa ga CRUSH! at the same time as Japan!

Hinowa ga CRUSH! #35

Marriage For Sale

Written by Carol Devine
Art by Sachiko Shirai
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At the local auction, cowboy Linc is shocked to see a beautiful woman put up for sale. Rachel’s been put on the auction block by The Community, a group who lives isolated from modern society. Wanting to grant her freedom, Linc places the winning bid, not realizing that it means he must marry her. Linc decides he’ll divorce her in order to give her independence. But naive Rachel’s purity soon wins the cowboy over.

Marriage For Sale

Pistouvi #3

Written by Merwan
Art by Bertrand Gatignol
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Winter is here, and life in the treehouse is starting to get less whimsical by the day…

Pistouvi #3

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Review: The Vain #1

The Vain #1

The concept of a bunch of individuals robbing blood banks intrigues me. The idea is clearly vampire-related but how it’d spin out of the basic idea, it could go in many directions. The fact writer Eliot Rahal is the writer, it instantly becomes one for me to check out. The combination of the two, I’m all in. The Vain #1 is such a comic and… it’s not what I expected at all.

Rahal has written some awesome comics like The Paybacks, Quantum & Woody, and a whole lot more. He’s a writer that I will immediately check out what’s being released. The genres Rahal has dipped in to has varied but generally fall into the action category with a nice dash of humor. The Vain #1 feels like something a bit different for me. The story revolves around four vampires who travel around the country robbing blood banks. It also follows the FBI agent investigating their crimes. Did I mention it takes place in 1941?

The Vain #1 is a period piece vampire story. Yeah, I missed some of that leading up to me reading the comic. And, it’s all good as Rahal delivers a really interesting debut. What I particularly like about this start is, where it begins is definitely not where it ends. The direction the series will likely go is unexpected and not as simple as cops vs. robbers. And that’s a good thing! Rahal does a solid job of delivering layers and twists to known genres and tropes and it looks like he’s going to do something similar here.

Rahal is joined by Emily Pearson on art. Fred Stresing and Macy Kahn handle the colors while Crank! does the lettering. I can’t comment on the outfits and designs of the time. I don’t know it well enough to talk accuracy. But, it felt like the 1940s to me, so the art team does a solid job of sucking in readers in that way. There’s also a great job of mixing the supernatural and the more grounded aspects.

With vampires, things can lean heavily in gore as blood is drained and they seek their victims. Here, the gore is minimized and used to surprise and shock. Most importantly it makes sense for the story. A bunch of robbers who splash blood all over will attract a very different investigation than robbers who don’t. That aspect is clearly thought out and even hinted at. The lack of gore becomes an aspect to the story which is interesting. It also forces the creative team to explore different aspects of the characters than the fact they’re just vampires. It’s done here in their design and sexuality and the comic delivers some solid visual details like reactions to the latter aspect.

The Vain #1 is not what I expected at all. I really thought the comic would be a more cut and dry cops and robbers story. It just so happens the robbers are vampires and the targets are blood banks. The setting and where the comic goes surprised me in a good way and has me wanting to come back. Rahal is known for delivering twists and different takes on popular genres and it looks like we might be getting some more of that here.

Story: Eliot Rahal Art: Emily Pearson
Color: Fred C.Stresing Color Assistant: Macy Kahn Letterer: Crank!
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy

Oni Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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A Wave Blue World Kickstarts Maybe Someday: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope

Maybe Someday: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope

A Wave Blue World has announced the launch of its latest anthology, Maybe Someday: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope which is now raising funds on Kickstarter. The graphic novel anthology is a sequel to All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World which received a Ringo Award nomination for “best anthology.”

Maybe Someday is a new full-color anthology presenting over twenty-five aspirational stories to lift the spirits of readers and instill the hope that a brighter future is possible. Maybe Someday also reunites the publisher with the editorial team of Matt Miner and Eric Palicki.

The Maybe Someday Kickstarter campaign, running through the entire month of June, offers a Kickstarter exclusive cover, which is only available to backers. The cover art is by Max Dunbar with colors by Espen Grundetjern. Logo and cover design are by Tim Daniel. A different cover by this same team will be featured on the direct market edition when the book comes out later this year.

Other rewards include a digital sketchbook, signed bookplates, and combo packs of previously published anthologies.

Check out the full list of creators taking part, it’s a who’s who of comic talent:

Natasha Alterici, Alejandro Aragon, Darren Auck, Max Bemis, Anthony Breznican, Ryan Cady, Mario Candelaria, Joe Caramagna, Tyler Chin-Tanner, Gab Contreras, Shawn Daley, Jono Diener, Jeff Edwards, Greg Anderson Elysee, Mike Feehan, Ryan Ferrier, Joe Glass, Isaac Goodhart, Adam Gorham, Hagai, Ray-Anthony Height, Josh Hood, Daniel Kibblesmith, Konner Knudsen, Michael Kupperman, Alisa Kwitney, Valentine De Landro, Robert Lee, Yasmin Liang, Mauricet, John McFarlane, Matt Miner, Christopher Mitten, Michael Moreci, Steve Niles, Eric Palicki, Emily Pearson, Stephanie Phillips, Curt Pires, Sebastian Piriz, Andy Poole, Nick Pyle, Rod Reis, Renfamous, Marco Rudy, Ethan Sacks, Phillip Sevy, Erica Shultz, Martin Simmonds, Aubrey Sitterson, Stelladia, Sally Jane Thompson, Zoe Thorogood, Bobby Timony, and Rockwell White.

Vault Announces a FOC Adam Gorham Variant for No One’s Rose #1

Vault Comics has announced that No One’s Rose #1 is receiving an additional new “FOC Variant” cover from star artist Adam Gorham.

Adam Gorham is a Canadian comic illustrator. In his ten years of professional work he has created many covers for numerous publishers; most notably his work on the Archie Comics series Jughead: The Hunger with collaborator Josh Hixson.

Written by Zac Thompson and Emily Pearson, drawn by Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque, colored by Raul Angulo, lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, and designed by Tim Daniel, No One’s Rose is a sci-fi story like no other, going so far as to establish it’s very own genre: solar punk.

Centuries after the fall of the Anthropocene, the last vestiges of human civilization are housed in a massive domed city powered by renewable energy, known as The Green Zone. Inside lives teenager Tenn Gavrilo, a brilliant bio-engineer who could rebuild the planet. But there’s one problem: her resentful brother Seren is eager to dismantle the precarious Utopia.

From the minds of Zac Thompson (X-Men, Yondu) and debut writer Emily Horn with artist Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque (Letter 44, Avengers) comes a gorgeous and green solar-punk world filled with strange biotechnology, harsh superstorms, and divisive ideologies-ideologies that will tear Tenn and Seren down to their roots as they fight for a better Earth.

No One’s Rose #1 is on sale March 25th, 2020.

No One's Rose #1

Preview: Snap Flash Hustle Vol. 1

Snap Flash Hustle Vol. 1

Written by: Pat Shand
Art by: Emily Pearson
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
In Stores: November 27, 2019

In this stylish crime thriller, Haley Mori, a downtrodden alternative-model, happens upon a secret society of elite models in NYC that are using their platforms to sell narcotics.

Seeing a possible escape from a lifetime of crushing debt, Haley becomes involved and works her way up the rank, making new alliances and enemies alike while getting a taste of a power she never knew she craved.
Collects issues #1-4.

Preview: The Wild Vol. 1

The Wild Vol. 1

Written by: Vita Ayala
Art by: Emily Pearson
Colored by: Marissa Louise, Stelladia
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
Edited by: Danny Lore
Cover by: Natasha Alterici
Shorts featuring art by: Jessi Jordan, Chris Shehan, Isaac Goodheart, Phillip Sevy
In Stores: November 20, 2019

Daisy Walker is a Runner for The Compound, a mix of post-apocalyptic postal service and black market salvaging operation. Out beyond the settlement walls are innumerable dangers, but, after a decade of surviving, Daisy isn’t phased by any of it – until her lover, another Runner named Heather, goes missing on a job.

From writer Vita Ayala (Bitch Planet: Triple Feature, Wonder Woman Annual) and artist Emily Pearson (Snap Flash Hustle) comes this bold tale of surviving in bleak times.

Collects issues 1-5.

The Wild Vol. 1

Preview: Going to the Chapel #3

GOING TO THE CHAPEL #3

Written by David Pepose
Art by Gavin Guidry
Colors by Elizabeth Kramer
Lettering by Ariana Maher
Covers by Emily Pearson, Maan House, and Gavin Guidry
$3.99 | 22 pgs. | Action Lab: Danger Zone | T+ | On sale NOV. 6

The heist of the century continues in GOING TO THE CHAPEL #3! Locked in a stalemate with the police, an unexpected loss sends Emily and the Bad Elvis Gang spiraling into chaos — and unfortunately, Emily’s dysfunctional wedding party isn’t going to take this lying down. Can this bride pull off one last escape, or will her worst secrets be unveiled? Fans of Sex Criminals, Crowded, and The Fix should not miss Ringo Award-nominated writer David Pepose (Spencer & Locke) and superstar artist Gavin Guidry (The Death Defying)’s hilarious crime caper, available in comic shops and digital devices Wednesday, November 6!

GOING TO THE CHAPEL #3

You Can Run, But You Can’t Bride in Going to the Chapel #3 in November

Going to the Chapel #3

Writer: David Pepose
Artist: Gavin Guidry
Colorist: Elizabeth Kramer
Letterer: Ariana Maher
Cover Artists: Cover A by Emily Pearson (SEP191367; $3.99); Cover B by Maan House (SEP191368; $3.99); Cover C by Gavin Guidry (SEP191369; $3.99)

The heist of the century continues in GOING TO THE CHAPEL #3! Locked in a stalemate with the police, an unexpected loss sends Emily and the Bad Elvis Gang spiraling into chaos — and unfortunately, Emily’s dysfunctional wedding party isn’t going to take this lying down. Can this bride pull off one last escape, or will her worst secrets be unveiled? Fans of Sex Criminals, Assassin Nation and The Fix should not miss Ringo Award-nominated writer David Pepose (Spencer & Locke) and superstar artist Gavin Guidry (The Death Defying)’s show-stopping crime caper, due in stores and digital November 2019, featuring a thrilling main cover from The Wilds artist Emily Pearson!

Going to the Chapel #3

Preview: Snap Flash Hustle #2

Snap Flash Hustle #2

Writer: PAT SHAND (Breathless)
Artist: EMILY PEARSON (The Wilds)
Letterer: JIM CAMPBELL (Calexit)

As Haley navigates the pitfalls of her new job as an alt-model / middleman, Coral sees a chance to earn a promotion… and all it takes is one dead rival to get her to the top. The subversive hit series from Pat Shand (Breathless) and Emily Pearson (The Wilds) heats up every issue!

Snap Flash Hustle #2

Vault Comics Announces Open Design Submissions for their YA Graphic Novel Bonding

Co-created by writer Matthew Erman and artist Emily Pearson, Bonding is a YA graphic novel about two people who fall in love. It just happens that in this world, humans are made to ‘bond’ with strange alien-like parasites that hang onto their chests like weird leeches or sea-slugs. Your health, emotions, preferences, and tastes can be reflected in the way your slug looks.

Bonding comes from Vault Comics’ young readers imprint Myriad Books. To celebrate the project, Vault Comics and the Bonding creative team created a special “Chapter 0” comic that not only introduces reader to the story, but invites the public to submit their own illustrations for how they think their own slugs would look.

Using the templates provided online as a starting point, everyone from young readers to the young-at-heart can design their own slug and submit it to Vault Comics for potential inclusion in the book itself. For more information on how to submit your designs head to the Vault website.

In addition to being about love, the book also touches on mental health, self-perception, anxiety, and more, as all of these thoughts are displayed through your parasite for everyone to see. It’s important for YA audiences to be able to talk about these concepts and emotions.

Bonding will be released on February 5th, 2020. Design submissions are upon from now until September 13th, 2019.

Check out a preview of the series below.

Bonding Chapter #0
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