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Chasing Echoes is a Family’s Pilgrimage to Poland: From Auschwitz to Synagogues to… An Elton John Concert?

Like many families, the Blooms are keen to reconnect with their past. And so it’s decided that the entire extended family will go on a pilgrimage to their grandfather’s pre-Holocaust home in Poland. Inspired by real events, the original graphic novel Chasing Echoes, by Eisner-nominated writer Dan Goldman and acclaimed artist George Schall, follows the chaotic, quirky Blooms as they return to the homeland of their since-passed patriarch to search for his family’s mill, abandoned many years ago after the Nazis moved in.

Chasing Echoes will be published by Humanoids, the publisher of some of the world’s most groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy graphic novels, as part of the company’s acclaimed LifeDrawn imprint, which showcases deeply personal and political stories inspired not by science fiction but the world around us. 

The Blooms are, well, a mess. Orthodox cousin Ruach is struggling without a husband in Israel. Agnostic Uncle Jack grapples with finding meaning in an indifferent world. And then there’s Malka, the family’s black sheep who is broke, recently divorced, and the Bloom family’s self-appointed historian. As she discovers from an ill-timed Facebook post, all of Malka relatives are finally making a decades-in-the-planning trip to the Old Country… except for her. After finagling herself a ticket as the self-appointed “Keeper of the Family Archives,” it becomes clear that the family has drifted apart and everyone’s brought more baggage than just their suitcases. And once the Blooms are stuck together on a rickety bus as they travel through Poland, the complicated family dynamics that bubble up can no longer be ignored as they butts heads on complicated subjects like otherness, memory, faith, and the slipperiness of time.

What does it mean to never forget? What do we owe not only to past generations but to future generations? What would healing look like, if it were possible? Chasing Echoes grapples with these tough, unanswerable questions—and does so with big-hearted empathy and humor. We follow the Bloom family as they travel from Auschwitz to synagogues to an Elton John concert and, finally, to the very place that they’ve been looking for. When confronted with their reflection in the ruins of their grandfather’s old mill, they realize that they’ve been running from themselves—and each other—for too long.

Chasing Echoes will be available in bookstores on November 11th and in comic shops on November 12.

Chasing Echoes

Preview: Planet Of The Apes: When Worlds Collide SC

Planet Of The Apes: When Worlds Collide SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Kindt, Jeff Jensen, Dan Abnett, David Walker, Ryan Ferrier, Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Matt Smith, Jared Cullum, Carlos Magno, George Schall, Lalit Kumar Sharma, Morgan Beem
Colorists: Gabriel Cassata, Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Fay Dalton with John Keaveney
Price: $14.99

In celebration of the original film’s 50th anniversary, stories from both eras of the Planet of the Apes franchise are featured together in one collection for the first time ever.

These all-new stories include the reveal of the ape who calls the remains of the Statue of Liberty home, and the first look at the world left behind following the events of War for the Planet of the Apes.

Featuring bestselling authors Matt Kindt (Grass Kings, Black Badge), Jeff Jensen (Green River Killer), and Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy), Planet of the Apes: When Worlds Collide is an unprecedented examination of the iconic franchise that fans of the original and new series will not want to miss.

Planet Of The Apes: When Worlds Collide SC

Preview: Wizard Beach #3

Wizard Beach #3

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist: Conor Nolan
Inker: Chad Lewis
Colorist: Meg Casey
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Cover Artist: George Schall
Price: $3.99

Will the coldness in Hex’s heart finally melt under the hot sun of Wizard Beach? Or amidst a game of his least favorite sport, Wand Ball? Or better yet, under the gentle gaze of one surfer witch named Agnes? Probably not.

Wizard Beach #3

Preview: Wizard Beach #1

Wizard Beach #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist: Conor Nolan
Colorist: Meg Casey
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Cover Artists:
Main Cover:
Conor Nolan
    Incentive Cover: George Schall
Price: $3.99

When Hexley Daggard Ragbottom sets off to find his Uncle Salazar, he expects to find the most powerful wizard of the modern age. Instead, he finds Uncle “Sally” only wants to kick back, relax, and stay clear of any kind of wizard politics. So how is Hex supposed to become a great wizard if all the adults are too lazy to teach him?

Shaun Simon (The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys) and Conor Nolan (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Giants) present a humorous look at magic, family and just kicking back.

Preview: Planet Of The Apes: The Time Of Man #1

Planet Of The Apes: The Time Of Man #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Dan Abnett, David Walker, Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Carlos Magno, George Schall, Morgan Beem
Colorist: Gabriel Cassata
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:
Main Cover:
Fay Dalton and John Keaveney
    Virgin Art Cover: Michael Allred
Price: $7.99

Celebrate over 50 years of one of cinema’s most important franchises with this one-shot collection of stories highlighting the Planet of the Apes’ most dangerous enemy: the beast called man!

Featuring stories from both the original films and new series canon, including the early years of Armando and Caesar before Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, and for the first time ever, a story set after the harrowing events of War for the Planet of the Apes, following a few of the remaining human survivors.

Your First Look at Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1

BOOM! Studios has unveiled a first look at Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1, an all-new special on-sale in October and celebrating the franchise’s historic 50th Anniversary in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, with new stories highlighting the Planet of the Apes’ most dangerous enemy: the beast called man! This historic one-shot features stories from both the original films and new series canon, including the early years of Armando and Caesar before Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, and for the first time ever, a story set after the harrowing events of War for the Planet of the Apes, following a few of the remaining human survivors.

Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1 assembles fan-favorite creators including writers Dan Abnett, David F. Walker, and Phillip Kennedy Johnson; artists Carlos Magno, George Schall, and Morgan Beem; and features covers by Fay Dalton and John Keaveney, and Michael Allred in this celebration of one of cinema’s most important franchises.

Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1 comes to shelves October 31st.

Preview: Inkshot

Inkshot

$8.99 – Ages 17+
263 Pages
Writers: Danilo Beyruth, Marcelo Braga, Gabriel Góes, Ric Milk, Priscila Perca, Stêvz, Leandro Melite, DW Ribatski, João Pinheiro, Rodrigo Solsona, Diocir Assis Jr, Gabriel Renner, Tainá Camilo, Flávio Alves Paixão,  Daniel Werneck, André B. Ducci, Bruno Stahl, Estevão Ribeiro, Diogo Cesar Correa, Roger Keesse, Gabriel Barazal, Leonardo Melo, Abs Moraes, Denis Pacheco, Hector Lima, Lucio Manfredi, Marcos Sacramento, Ana Cristina Rodrigues, Marcio Massula, Simone Campos, Sueli Mendes, Paulo Gallian, Ranulfo Medeiros,   Cadu Simões, Bruno Azevedo, Daniel Esteves, Chico Barney, Mauricio Santoro, Diego Ignácio, Emerson Magalhães, Rodrigo Alonso, Rodrigo Piovezan, Pablo Casado, André Dantas
Artists: Danilo Beyruth, Marcelo Braga, Gabriel Góes, Ric Milk, Priscila Perca, Stêvz, Leandro Melite, DW Ribatski, João Pinheiro, Rodrigo Solsona, Diocir Assis Jr, Gabriel Renner, Tainá Camilo, Flávio Alves Paixão, João Lavieri, André B. Ducci, Bruno Stahl, Davi Calil, Pablo Mayer, Jon Suguyama, Eduardo Schaal, André Caliman, Leonardo Frey, George Schall, Anderson Nascimento, Alex Genaro, José Aguiar, Alex Lancaster, Caio Majado, Péricles Jr., Sueli Mendes, Kaori Nagata, Pedro Caraça, Jozz, Wilson Jr., Mario Cau, Rafael Anderson, Angelo Ron, Mauricio Pierro, Emerson Magalhães, Felipe Cunha, Eduardo Medeiros,  Felipe Sobreiro, Milton Sobreiro, Sam Hart, Gil Tokyo, Marcelo Fahd, Val Deir
Letterers: Wanderley Felipe, Felipe Sobreiro, Pablo Casado, Cadu Simões
Cover: Felipe Sobreiro

A shot of ink, an ink gunshot, ink-made. INKSHOT is a new anthology of ideas in small doses – three to five pages – small universes you can dive into and get lost in many different genres.

Featuring never before seen stories by Danilo Beyruth [Image’s POPGUN], José Aguiar [Paquet’s ERNIE ADAMS], Milton & Felipe Sobreiro [Boom Studio’s C’THULU TALES, Zuda’s EARTHBUILDERS], Bruno Stahl [HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE], Gabriel Góes [SAMBA], Davi Calil [MAD Magazine], Pablo Casado [SABOR BRASILIS], Felipe Cunha [JESUS HATES ZOMBIES], Hector Lima [THE MAJOR], George Schall [DARK HORSE PRESENTS], Eduardo Medeiros [Marvel’s STRANGE TALES], Estevão Ribeiro [215 Ink’s LITTLE HEROES] and many others, INKSHOT is a showcase of some of the best Brazilian comics of the 21st Century.

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