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Ablaze Reveals its January 2022 Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels

THE BREAKER OMNIBUS, Volume 2

by Jeon Geuk-jin & Park Jin-Hwan
MSRP: $19.99 • Release Date: January 22, 2022

In THE BREAKER Volume 2 omnibus edition, Chun-woo has gone missing, following his intense and deadly fight with the dreaded Gijoo. Meanwhile, Si-woon has been confronted with his inner demons ever since Si-Ho Lee administered a remedy that generates so much Qi that the high school student may well explode from within! Future invincible warrior…or time bomb?

THE BREAKER is a bestselling hit in South Korea and has been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish and more…and now ABLAZE is happy to bring this amazing manhwa title to English readers worldwide!

THE BREAKER OMNIBUS, Volume 2

SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HARLOCK

by Jerome Alquié & Leiji Matsumoto
MSRP: $24.99 • Release Date: February 23, 2022

The definitive hardcover edition containing all 6 issues of the critically acclaimed space adventure by the legendary Leiji Matsumoto and artist Jérôme Alquié.

Set within the timeline of the original series, this brand-new CAPTAIN HARLOCK adventure marks the beginning of an original new story arc. Planet Earth is threatened by an upcoming invasion by the Mazon and despite being banished as a pirate, Captain Harlock won’t give up trying to save the world. This time, the source of danger comes directly from Earth, not outer space. A team of scientists discovers a Mazon mausoleum where they find information about terrifying genetic manipulations and a destructive power capable of either providing the Mazon with immortality or putting an end to their civilization. The unprecedented cold spell hitting Earth might only be a taste of what this new enemy has in store… Will Captain Harlock and his crew manage to solve this mystery and save the Earth from yet another menace?

The hardcover edition features behind the scenes sketches, designs, artwork, and photos on the creation of the story, and contains a complete cover gallery.

SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HARLOCK

ANIMAL CASTLE Issue 2

by Xavier Dorison & Felix Delep
MSRP: $3.99 • Release Date: January 12, 2022

On the Farm all animals were equal. In the Castle some are more equal than others.

After witnessing the deaths of animals that she knew as friends for seemingly nothing, Miss B. becomes a conflicted cat. Things are further complicated when questions are raised about the state of the farm, bringing down severe retaliation by President Silvio’s hounds. Miss B. must ask herself what’s worse: doing something that could cost a life or do nothing at all? For fans of the bestselling Stray Dogs and the Eisner Award winning Beasts of Burden comes an animal fable at once familiar and surprising! You may think you know the story but set aside your assumptions, this animal uprising is unlike any you have read!

GUILLEM MARCH’S LAURA Issue 3

by Guillem March
MSRP: $3.99 • Release Date: January 19, 2022

Before Batman, the hit Joker series, and Karmen, there was the heartfelt story of Laura, the book that led Guillem March to the mainstream comics world! The story of Irene explores the nature of inspiration and creating art outside of one’s comfort zone, thanks to some advice from a role model and a cameo by Guillem himself. In Muse, an artist’s search for a model puts how a young woman is perceived by her male roommates into perspective.

HE WHO FIGHTS WITH MONSTERS Issue 5

by Francesco Artibani & Werther Dell’Edera
MSRP: $3.99 • Release Date: January 26, 2022

In the aftermath of an unthinkable act, Radek and the golem decide to work with the Resistance, only to find themselves falling into a deadly trap. Will they make it out alive and save as many people as possible, or will this be the end of hope in the city?

Ablaze Reveals its September Comic, Manga, and Graphic Novel Releases

HE WHO FIGHTS WITH MONSTERS #1

by Francesco Artibani & Werther Dell’Edera
MSRP: $3.99 · Release Date: September 7, 2021

On All Hallows’ Eve, a community struggles under the boot of the Nazi war machine when supernatural forces come to play a part in the conflict! From the artist of the bestselling Something is Killing the Children comes a Halloween tale that will send shivers up your spine…

World War 2 is raging and the struggle between good and evil is in full force. In Prague, the great Bohemian city is being oppressed by the Nazi occupation and the population lives in terror, while the resistance forces try to organize themselves in the shadows.  It is an almost impossible task. With the ruthless SS tightening their grip on every street and neighborhood with overwhelming might, only one hope feeds the struggle. A crazy hope, which rests on the fragile foundations of an ancient, monstrous legend…

HE WHO FIGHTS WITH MONSTERS #1

CRUELER THAN DEAD Vol. 1

by Tsukasa Saimura & Kozo Takahashi
MSRP: $12.99 · Release Date: September 29, 2021

Crueler Than Dead features fast paced and extremely graphic violence concealing none of the absolute horror…and requiring a strong heart and stomach!

No one knows where it started…but when the world finally realized what was going on, it was already too late.

When Maki Akagi wakes up in a lab full of corpses, she learns from a dying soldier that she is the result of a last-ditch experiment to cure humans of a virus turning them into zombies. Accompanied by a young boy who also miraculously escaped, she will have to try to get to the very center of a devastated Tokyo filled with bloodthirsty monsters. The dome located there contains the last survivors of mankind. And humanity’s very survival depends solely on a few drops of this miraculous vaccine…

Inspired by Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), The Walking Dead, Romero classics, and new zombie films like 28 Days LaterCrueler Than Dead delights in the meticulous gory details of decomposed flesh, with a wicked and hungry eye…evoking a modern vision of a zombie world that is terrifying, tension filled and unsettling!

CRUELER THAN DEAD Vol. 1

MONSTERMIND: DEALING WITH ANXIETY & SELF DOUBT

by Alfonso Casas
MSRP: $19.99 · Release Date: September 29, 2021

Alfonso Casas’s MonsterMind is a very personal account of the inner monsters that live inside his head. But who doesn’t have a monster inside them?

Who has never heard that voice inside their head undermining everything they do? You’re not good enough…You just got really lucky…There are people far better and more qualified than you…

In a very honest exercise, Alfonso Casas identifies and introduces his own monsters to his readers: Mr. Past Traumas, Mr. Fear, Mr. Social Anxiety, Mr. Impostor Syndrome, Mr. Sadness, Mr. Doubt…the pessimistic, the insecure, the self-demanding, the monster that keeps you from sleeping while you think of what you could have said back in that conversation two years ago, or that keeps you looking over the punctuation of every text message to figure out the tone lurking beneath the surface. All those monsters make up the bestiary of contemporary society.

But the anxiety generation is expert in more things: in looking inside themselves and their lives, and – why not? – in laughing at their own neuroses as best they can. In the end, if the monsters won’t leave us, we might as well get to know them and laugh at them! Anxiety is another pandemic, but the monsters dwelling inside us are funny, too (especially as drawn by Alfonso Casas).

BONUS:  Includes a discussion guide to help readers further discuss anxiety and find ways to deal with it.

MONSTERMIND: DEALING WITH ANXIETY & SELF DOUBT

TRESE Vol. 3

by Budjette Tan & KaJO Baldisimo
MSRP: $16.99 · Release Date: September 29, 2021

The award-winning supernatural crime thriller by Filipino creators Budjette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo continues. Trese Vol. 3 “Mass Murders” contains 5 stories from the case files of Alexandra Trese

It’s 12 midnight in Metro Manila. Try to remain calm as you walk down the dimly lit streets. If you are suddenly surrounded by a pack of dogs that appear from nowhere – these might be segben tracking down their prey. Avoid the butcher’s shop that’s open at this hour. It might be a front for a gang of vampiric aswang (shape-shifting evil creatures of Filipino folklore).

Yet, there’s an even deadlier threat to the city tonight. An ancient being that thrives on violence and thirsts for blood has found new disciples in modern Manila. Sacrifice has been demanded. Rituals must be executed. When crime takes a turn for the weird, the police call Trese.

TRESE Vol. 3

Preview: Disney Comics and Stories #13

Disney Comics and Stories #13

(W) Francesco Artibani, Elena Galli, Pietro B. Zemolo (A) Enrico Faccini, Gigi Piras, Lorenzo Pastrovicchio (CA) Marco Mazzarello
In Shops: Jul 15, 2020
SRP: $5.99

Join Mickey Mouse and his friends for new adventures! First, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy find themselves the targets of a shrink ray in “Mickey in Miniature”! Then, Donald is late for his date with Daisy at the park and has to come up with a creative solution in “Donald and the Parking Problem”! And finally, Goofy brings his special skills to acrobatic skiing in “Goofy Off Piste”!

Disney Comics and Stories #13

Preview: Uncle Scrooge Vol. 12 The Cursed Cell Phone

Uncle Scrooge Vol. 12 The Cursed Cell Phone

(W) Alberto Savini, Jan Gilbert, Francesco Artibani, Carlo Gentina (A) Nicola Tosolini, Andrea Ferraris, Alessandro Perina, Stefano Intini (CA) Marco Gervasio
In Shops: Mar 04, 2020
SRP: $12.99

Uncle Scrooge has never been one to shy away from new ventures and opportunities to make (or more importantly, SAVE) money, and this collection highlights some of Scrooge’s most unique and wacky experiences to date!

Collects issues #44-46 of the ongoing series.

Uncle Scrooge Vol. 12 Cursed Cell Phone

Preview: Young Donald Duck Vol. 1

Young Donald Duck Vol. 1

(W) Francesco Artibani, Stefano Ambrosio, Alessandro Ferrari (A) Marco Mazzarello, Antonello Dalena, Francesco D’Ippolito (A/CA) Stefano Intini
In Shops: Nov 27, 2019
SRP: $14.99

Life on the farm is not easy, especially when you’re twelve years old and you really can’t stand life getting in the way of YOUR life! But all of a sudden Donald finds himself thrown into a new one that might be much better when he moves to the big city to attend a fancy school with lots of new kids to become friends with. However, things are actually not as easy as they seem. Donald will fall in love, deal with new teachers, homework, assorted crazy adventures, and realize that growing up is really difficult, especially when you’re really only a kid!

Celebrate Donald Duck’s 85th anniversary with this special eight-part story brand-new to the U.S.!

Young Donald Duck Vol. 1

Preview: Mickey Mouse: The Quest for the Missing Memories

Mickey Mouse: The Quest for the Missing Memories

Francesco Artibani (w) • Giorgio Cavazzano, Marco Gervasio, Andrea Freccero, Marco Mazzarello (a) • Marco Ghiglione (c)

Celebrate Mickey’s 90th anniversary with this original collection featuring a brand-new eight-episode story that will be treasured by fans of Mickey Mouse and his friends for decades to come! When Mickey is struck with amnesia, it’s up to his closest friends to remind him who he is and what he stands for! Join Goofy, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge, Eega Beeva, and more as they help celebrate the True Original that is Mickey Mouse in a story that will resonate with Disney fans young and old. Drawn by eight of Disney’s top artists, this special collection is the perfect way to celebrate Mickey’s magical milestone!

TPB • FC • $14.99 • 168 pages • 6’’ x 9’’ • ISBN: 978-1-68405-485-5

Mickey Mouse: The Quest for the Missing Memories

Preview: Uncle Scrooge #45

Uncle Scrooge #45

Francesco Artibani (w) • Alessandro Perina (a) • Marco Gervasio (c)

When one of Gyro Gearloose’s inventions allows Donald Duck to “hear” what his plants are saying, Uncle Scrooge gets one of his biggest money-fueled ideas ever. But in true Scrooge fashion, the road to riches is anything but smooth—in fact, it’s downright magical! Find out how in “The Captain’s Sequoia!”

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Uncle Scrooge #45

Moby Dick Starring Donald Duck from Dark Horse this November

Dark Horse is presenting an adaption of Herman Melville’s classic story with a feathery twist! From writer Francesco Artibani, artist Paolo Mottura, and colorist Mirka Andolfo comes Disney Moby Dick, starring Donald Duck. This tale of obsession on the high seas stars Donald, Scrooge McDuck, and Huey, Dewey, and Louie!

In Disney Moby Dick, starring Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Donald, and nephews venture out on the high seas in pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick who stole Captain Quackhab’s lucky dime. As Quackhab scours the ocean in pursuit of his nemesis, facing other dangers of the sea, the crew begins to wonder: how far will their captain go for revenge? When his ship is destroyed and his lucky dime stolen by the monstrous white whale Moby Dick, Captain Quackhab sets sail on a voyage of revenge against the fearsome leviathan. Joined by Ishmael, his first mate Mr. Storkbuck, and the island triplets, Huqueg, Duqueg, and Luqueg, and his crew of ne’er-do-wells, Quackhab won’t rest until he gets his prize. But whales aren’t the only danger the seas have to offer. Our heroes must contend with giant squids, pirate crows, and mighty storms before even catching a sight of Moby Dick. And when they finally come face to face with the great white whale, will any of them make it back to land in one piece?

Disney Moby Dick, starring Donald Duckgoes on sale November 21, 2018, and is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. This 80-page graphic novel retails for $10.99.

Preview: Duck Avenger New Adventures, Book 3

Duck Avenger New Adventures, Book 3

Francesco Artibani (w) • Various (a) • Corrado Mastantuono (c)

Donald Duck is still the diabolical Duck Avenger… but he wishes he wasn’t! Mysterious Dr. Fairfax is shaking up Duckburg with duck-made earthquakes, and time travelers want Donald to battle space aliens in the distant future! With supercomputer One always on duty, how can any heroic mission go wrong… or right?

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 160 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-295-0

Preview: Uncle Scrooge: Tyrant of the Tides

Uncle Scrooge: Tyrant of the Tides

Romano Scarpa, Francesco Artibani, Thad Komorowski, Dick Kinney, Lars Jensen, Corrado Mastantuono (w & a) • Andrea Freccero (c)

Yaarrr, matey! When super sea expert Ludwig Von Drake gets zapped by pirates with a laser ray, it means trouble for Scrooge’s aquatic expedition. But he’s still hot on the trail of the world’s first submarine… till a ferocious giant squid evens the score! Then in “The Golden Birds,” vicious archaeopteryxes are Scrooge’s treasured quarry… while “The Substitute Santa of Strathbungo” reveals the McDucks’ first Christmas in long-ago Scotland! Ho-ho-hoots mon! Collects IDW’s Uncle Scrooge #20–22.

TPB • FC • $12.99 • 124 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-887-8

 

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