In 2022, Dark Horse Comics will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart’s seminal Eisner Award-winning graphic novel The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects with the publication of a new hardcover edition, which features forty pages of new material. The new hardcover edition will include nineteen pages of the never completed, never-before-published Axorr, Slayer of Demons story, written and drawn by the legendary creator of Hellboy.
In The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects, Emperor Zombie is trying to take over the world once again. The Amazing Screw-On Head has been enlisted by President Lincoln to stop the evil emperor, with the help of his faithful partner Mr. Groin and his trusty canine companion Mr. Dog. Screw-On Head will have to brave ancient tombs and defeat demons from a dimension inside a turnip, just one of the strange and mischievous tales in this beloved collection.
The Amazing Screw-On Head Anniversary Editionwill be available from Dark Horse Comics in comic book stores on June 22, 2022 and in bookstores on July 5, 2022.
(W) Hurk (A/CA) Hurk In Shops: Dec 1, 2021 SRP: $16.95
Crime has descended on the normally tranquil Riviera – a solid gold sculpture on loan from the Gurgleheim Museum has been stolen and the local police force are well out of their depth. They need help and they need it fast. But local Henshin hero King Gianthead Fighter Policeman O.X. is lost in a waking reverie of lucid dreams and his potential replacements – like Modern Tahzen and Danny Kildare the Space Priest – aren’t faring much better. And why are people going into the Great Exhibition of 11851, the pop-up selfie experience in the middle of town, but not coming out again?
Fortunately, Marge Maggiore has picked up the trail and has a plan to catch the villains and save the day – if only she can clear her name for a crime she didn’t commit!
Told through the twisted creative lens of Hurk in his long-awaited full-length technicolor debut, Jinx Freeze is a heist story unlike any you’ve read before!
(W) B. Mure (A/CA) B. Mure In Shops: Dec 1, 2021 SRP: $12.95
A new book in the quiet, fantastical Ismyre series by Bristol-based creator B. Mure. Mure continues to expand the Ismyre universe, this time with a story of deception and intrigue! In Ismyre, on the eve of his lecture, the renowned botanist and master dyer Professor Detlef is found dead in the university gardens. As the local constabulary begin their search for the culprit, a strange detective arrives from outside the city to help solve the crime. In a place where things are never as they seem, will Mary the university custodian be able to help the mysterious investigator uncover the truth?
(W) Clio Isadora (A/CA) Clio Isadora In Shops: Dec 1, 2021 SRP: $15.95
Pickles Yin is a final year student at a prestigious art school struggling to live up to her own expectations of how to navigate the transition from education to career. Surrounded by nepotism and wealthy peers, her friend Radish suggests an alternative method to achieve success that results in crumbling teeth and deteriorating mental health.A semi-autobiographical comic about being struggling to finish the final year at a prestigious art school, Clio’s debut full length work is a worthy successor to her acclaimed self-published zine, Is It Vague in Other Dimensions?
BOOM! Studios has revealed a new look at A Spark Within The Forge: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel, an official prequel to the New York Times bestselling series of novels from creator Sabaa Tahir, writer Nicole Andelfinger, artist Sonia Liao, colorist Kieran Quigley, and letterer Mike Fiorentino. A Spark Within The Forgewill be the second graphic novel in a three volume prequel series that will explore the pasts of beloved An Ember in the Ashes series characters.
Before they were torn asunder, Laia lived happily and quietly with her Nan, Pop, and brother Darin within the Scholar district of Martial-ruled Serra. Although Laia is afraid to venture outside her home due to the heavy Martial presence, Darin loves to explore all parts of their home city . . . even those that are forbidden.
As a dangerous illness spreads throughout Serra, Laia must confrot her deepest fears in order to save a community besieged by disease. Meanwhile, Darin has a chance encounter with famed swordsmith Spiro Teluman that leads him down a precarious path away from his family . . . but towards hope for his people.
A Spark Within The Forge: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel will be available at local comic shops on February 2, 2022 and bookstores everywhere on February 8, 2022.
James Turner, the creator of the acclaimed Rex Libris comic book series returns to SLG Publishing with the release of his new graphic novel The Book of Maggor Thoom.
As with most of Turners comic book work, Maggor Thoom exists in a heightened reality which is parallel to our own. The lead character, Maggor Thoom is a demon who lives on the surface of a black hole.
After endless eons of success as the star employee of the Insanity Acquisition Department, he has lost his passion and purpose. Yet he knows all to well that those who do not drink the Antediluvian Kool-Aid are soon fed to the ravenous Maw. To save himself from annihilation, Mr. Thoom sets off on a desperate journey of self-discovery: he flees The Void and seeks help on a small, blue orb known as Earth.
Like Turner’s other work, The Book of Maggor Thoom explores the themes of being, identity and purpose but this time in a more lighthearted way.
From a technical and visual aspect Maggor Thhoom is also different from Turner’s other published work in the technique used to create the graphic novel. The Book of Maggor Thoom is out now and available from Amazon.com, from select comic book retail locations, as well as direct from SLG Publishing on their website. The Book of Maggor Thoom is a 160 page black and white graphic novel priced at $14.95.
The beloved teenage super-sleuth is coming to comic form on August 23, 2022, in Legendary Comics YA’s upcoming graphic novel Enola Holmes: Mycroft’s Dangerous Game, from author Nancy Springer, written by Mickey George with artwork by Giorgia Sposito and colors by Enrica Angiolini. Starring Millie Bobby Brown as the young and brilliant Enola, the graphic novel will feature an original story that bridges the adventures of the first film with the highly anticipated sequel forthcoming on Netflix.
Picking up where last year’s exceptionally popular film left off, readers and fans will join Enola, the rebellious teen sister of Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill), in a thrilling adventure and uncover the new mystery that she is up against. After a mysterious group of anarchists abduct her brother Mycroft (Sam Claflin), Enola investigates his disappearance in hopes of rescuing him and recovering something precious he took from her. With the help of Lord Tewkesbury and a young boy on the streets named Shag, she uncovers the truth behind her brother’s abduction and unravels a web of mystery that takes her deep into the London underground as she tries to foil the anarchists’ nefarious plot!
(W) Michael Conrad (A/CA) Noah Bailey In Shops: Dec 01, 2021 SRP: $19.99
Everyone dreams, but are these dreams our own? Who controls our thoughts when we’re sleeping? Ginn is a young college student who has been having wildly disturbing nightmares featuring a man she has never met. When she finds a flyer with his picture and the question, “Have you dreamed this man?” she submits to an interview that begins to unravel her perceptions of reality.
(W) Victoria Elliot (A) Victoria Elliot SRP: $12.99
Cake is delicious, and comics are awesome: this exciting nonfiction graphic novel for kids combines both! Explore the history of desserts through a fun adventure with facts, legends, and recipes for readers to try at home.
Have you ever wondered who first thought to freeze cream? Or when people began making sweet pastry shells to encase fruity fillings? Peri is excited to show you the delicious history of sweets while taking you around the world and back!
The team-up that made ice cream cones!
The mistake that made brownies!
Learn about and taste the true stories behind everyone’s favorite treats, paired with fun and easy recipes to try at home. After all, sweets-and their stories-are always better when they’re shared!
Z2 Comics has announced the larger-than-life rapper, actor, and filmmaker RZA is the latest artist to bring his storytelling skills to the comics with the announcement of Bobby Digital and the Pit of Snakes, an original graphic novel to be released in 2022.
The founding member of the multimedia supergroup The Wu-Tang Clan first introduced the world to his alter-ego with the 1998 album Bobby Digital in Stereo, with lush digital orchestral sounds and inventive beats, putting the rapper’s love of comic books on full display through its concept and execution. Now, exactly 23 years since its original release, RZA announces a partnership with Z2 Comics to give the character a story in the medium which inspired his creation!
Who are you, what is real? This is the question Bobby Digital is seeking to answer. Embracing his id, ego and superego he embarks on a quest to figure out the nature of his reality and himself. He will be ambushed by enemies unknown, he will be tried in ways most men can’t endure. Will he be victorious? Most of all, will he survive the Pit of Snakes?! From the mind of the legendary RZA, Bobby Digital and The Pit of Snakes will coincide with the relaunch of the iconic character and be synced to music that will melt your mind.
Bobby Digital and the Pit of Snakes pairs RZA with White Noise Studios member Ryan O’Sullivan, whose last collaboration with Poppy was widely celebrated by fans and critics alike, with Sound & Fury artist Vasilis Lolos rounding out the team to bring the world of Bobby Digital to life. The book will be release in both softcover and hardcover formats in finer bookstores, comic shops and record stores everywhere in June 2022, with special limited deluxe and super deluxe versions available to preorder now exclusively through the Z2 website.