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Preview: Climate Crisis Chronicles

Climate Crisis Chronicles

(W) Ethan Sacks (A) Dalibor Talajic (CA) Dalibor Talajic
In Shops: Nov 30, 2022
SRP: $9.99

An illustrated feature of ten stories chronicling life on the frontlines of the global climate crisis from the team that brought you Covid Chronicles, journalist Ethan Sacks (Old Man Hawkeye) and illustrator Dalibor Talaji (Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, Hotell). From a firefighter battling seasonal forest fires in California to a human rights activist picking up the pieces after a pair of devastating hurricanes in Honduras, Climate Crisis Chronicles puts a human face on the most urgent issue of our age.

Climate Crisis Chronicles

Top Shelf celebrates Charles M. Schulz’s 100th birthday with Funny Things: A Comic Strip Biography of Charles M. Schulz

In celebration of the cartoonist’s recent 100th birthday, Top Shelf Productions has announced Funny Things: A Comic Strip Biography of Charles M. Schulz, an imaginative and tender-hearted tribute to the man behind Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts gang, created in the style of Schulz by Luca Debus and Francesco Matteuzzi and scheduled for publication in August 2023.

Charles M. “Sparky” Schulz was arguably the most popular and influential cartoonist of the 20th century, and he poured many of his own emotions and experiences into the world of Peanuts over its iconic 50-year run. Now, internationally acclaimed creators Luca Debus and Francesco Matteuzzi pay tribute to the master by telling the story of Schulz’s life in the medium that made him immortal: the comic strip.

Starting with the last days of his monumental career, Funny Things jumps back and forth in time to narrate both Schulz’s artistic achievements and the personal episodes that formed him as an author and human being, ultimately shaping him into the most beloved cartoonist on the planet. From full-color Sundays to black-and-white dailies, every strip provides a laugh as well as a piece of insight into his remarkable life story. Filled with affection, charm, and poignant observation, Funny Things imagines Schulz through the lens of the very world he created, inviting us all to meet the man behind the blanket.

Celebrate Charles M. Schulz’s momentous life from his earliest days as a youth nicknamed “Sparky,” through tragedies of war and personal loss, to his laborious breakthrough into the funny pages, and finally to his indelible legacy as creator of the world’s best-loved comic strip, whose unlikely round-headed hero and beagle best friend have captured hearts and minds across generations.

Preview: Super Trash Clash

Super Trash Clash

(W) Edgar Camacho (A/CA) Edgar Camacho
In Shops: Nov 30, 2022
SRP: $14.99

It’s an age-old story: for her birthday, Dul wanted the hottest new video game, but her mom accidentally bought her Super Trash Clash-one of the worst games ever made. But years later, when an older Dul finds a cartridge in a vintage store, memories come flooding back: simpler times when she could disappear into electronic worlds or spend hours battling with friends and enemies, and the love and sacrifices that bound her family together. This vivid and action-packed graphic novel from Mexican rising star Edgar Camacho is a heartwarming reflection on what gaming means to kids, crammed full of Easter eggs and tributes to the games that shaped our culture.

Super Trash Clash

Head to Outpost Zero with a new trailer from Skybound Comet

Skybound Comet has debuted a brand-new trailer for Outpost Zero: The Complete Collection, the acclaimed YA series from the superstar team of Eisner Award-winning writer Sean Kelley McKeever, recent 2022 Eisner Award-winning artist Alexandre Tefenkgi, colorist Jean-Francois Beaulieu, and letterer Ariana Maher now collected in a single volume. The complete volume will be available at comic book shops and everywhere books are sold April 2023.  

The captivating trailer grants a peek at the coming-of-age-story about a small town at the edge of the universe. All Alea knew was the outpost, but she wanted to discover more. When tragedy strikes, she can’t accept that it was an accident. Alea must discover the truth—the truth of what happened to their friend, the truth behind the outpost’s secrets. But to find it, Alea must follow it down – and what she finds will change her world forever.   

1/6: Graphic Novel answers The Question: What if the January 6 Insurrection Was Successful?

1/6 Graphic Novel

From One Six Comics, 1/6 answers the question “What if the January 6 attacks on the US Capitol succeeded in overthrowing our Democracy?“. Written by Gan Golan and Harvard Law professor Alan Jenkins, it features art by Will Rosado, with colors by Lee Loughridge, and letters by Tom Orzechowski. The graphic novel also features work by comics masters Shawn Martinbrough and Jamal Igle

The first issue of the 4 issue series is coming out early January 2023.

The team is working closely with the Western States Center, an amazing organization that has been on the frontlines of countering White Supremacy for decades.

They’re We looking to raise $10,000 so they can distribute the comic en masse to organizations looking to amplify their critical work. You can support the project through Kickstarter. If the project hits its goal, it’ll be able to print and distribute 5,000 additional copies to organizations and educational institutions.

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: Climate Crisis Chronicles

Climate Crisis Chronicles

(W) Ethan Sacks (A) Dalibor Talajic (CA) Dalibor Talajic
In Shops: Nov 30, 2022
SRP: $9.99

An illustrated feature of ten stories chronicling life on the frontlines of the global climate crisis from the team that brought you Covid Chronicles, journalist Ethan Sacks (Old Man Hawkeye) and illustrator Dalibor Talaji (Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, Hotell). From a firefighter battling seasonal forest fires in California to a human rights activist picking up the pieces after a pair of devastating hurricanes in Honduras, Climate Crisis Chronicles puts a human face on the most urgent issue of our age.

Climate Crisis Chronicles

Catch an extended preview of Scurry by Mac Smith

Skybound Comet has revealed an extended 12-page preview of the world and characters of Scurry, the new Middle Grade graphic novel from webcomics superstar Mac Smith, which marks the first-ever collection of the smash-hit webcomic in a complete volume. It will be available everywhere books are sold February 2023

Scurry depicts a world in which humanity has disappeared, but danger is still lurking around every corner for a colony of house mice struggling to survive a long and strange winter. When Wix, the colony’s best scout, embarks on a perilous journey to find food and shelter, he suddenly finds himself lost and alone in the forest. To find his way home, the little mouse must navigate dangerous new threats, strange new creatures, and a destiny he never expected.  

Scurry (Diamond Code MAR228456, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2436-7) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 and everywhere books are sold, along with digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. 

Scurry

Empowered Volume 12 comes from Adam Warren and Dark Horse in June 2023

Adam Warren and Dark Horse Books return at last to the tumultuous world of Empowered. With story and art by Warren and dazzling cover colors by Ryan KinnairdEmpowered Volume 12 features a mind-blowing, all-consuming, full-length single story that shakes up the Empowered universe like an avalanche of jackhammers!

Costumed crimefighter Empowered is trapped in a surreal nightmare scenario as her universe begins spontaneously rebooting again and again, with each variation more twisted and bizarre than the last! Can our befuddled superheroine somehow undo this inexplicable Neverending Reboot—while simultaneously steering her love life in a boldly polyamorous new direction with Thugboy and Ninjette!—or is this The End for Emp and her chaotically convulsing cosmos?

The Empowered Volume 12 original graphic novel will be in comic stores June 7, 2023 and bookstores June 20, 2023. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore for $19.99. Empowered is for mature readers and is suitably shrink-wrapped to contain the epic-ness that awaits within!

Empowered Volume 12

Dark Horse and Trackers Earth team for Captain Nick & The Explorer Society – Compass of Mems

Dark Horse Books and Trackers Earth introduce Captain Nick and the courageous and resourceful Explorer Society, as told by the expert outdoor educators and adventurers of Trackers Earth! Based on their popular Captain Nick camp, the book is written by Grey Allison, Michelle McCann, and Trackers Earth co-founder Tony Deis. Pencils are by Thomas Pitilli, inks by Lukas Ketner, colors by Liezl Buenaventura, and letters by Troy Peteri

Trackers Earth is an award-winning outdoor education organization with a mission to inspire kids and families to explore, connect, and care for the natural world. Through their programs and stories, Trackers Earth teaches kids old-school outdoor skills such as wilderness survival, nature awareness, and tracking. These experiences help kids develop resilience, confidence, and independence in all walks of life. Many of their camps teach these skills through fantastic live-action role-playing that takes kids out into the wilderness, including the official B.P.R.D. (aka Hellboy) Camp, which met with widespread acclaim. While Trackers has created non-fiction how-to skills books and short online and printed comics for kids at their summer camps, this is their first graphic novel with Dark Horse Books. 

In Trackers Presents: Captain Nick & the Explorer Society—Compass of Mems, Captain Nick and the kids race to find the mysterious Compass of Mems before their nemesis, the Contessa, gets her hands on it. Can they safeguard this ancient relic and foil her plans to conquer the world? Captain Nick adventures are packed with lost worlds, ancient treasures, time travel, dinosaurs, and butt-kicking girl assassins!

Trackers Presents: Captain Nick & the Explorer Society—Compass of Mems TPB will be available in comic shops June 7, 2023 and will be in bookstores June 6, 2023. It is now available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. The book will retail for $14.99.

Trackers Presents: Captain Nick & the Explorer Society—Compass of Mems TPB
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