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Preview: Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper #1

Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper #1

Written by: Ed Brisson, James Tynion IV
Art by: Joshua Hixson

Picking up after the events of Fear State: Alpha, follow Sean Mahoney, a.k.a. Peacekeeper-01, in the wake of his exposure to highly potent Fear Toxin at the hands of the Scarecrow! Now, dosed with terror and facing a lifetime of fear and insecurity, Mahoney has found himself frantically reflecting on his past as a GCPD officer, and then as a prison guard at Arkham Asylum-all while desperately attempting to keep his mind from fracturing. Will Peacekeeper-01 give into fear…or become terror incarnate?

Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper #1

Preview: Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper #1

Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper #1

Written by: Ed Brisson, James Tynion IV
Art by: Joshua Hixson

Picking up after the events of Fear State: Alpha, follow Sean Mahoney, a.k.a. Peacekeeper-01, in the wake of his exposure to highly potent Fear Toxin at the hands of the Scarecrow! Now, dosed with terror and facing a lifetime of fear and insecurity, Mahoney has found himself frantically reflecting on his past as a GCPD officer, and then as a prison guard at Arkham Asylum-all while desperately attempting to keep his mind from fracturing. Will Peacekeeper-01 give into fear…or become terror incarnate?

Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper #1

Batman and Fortnite Return with Foundation!

DC and Epic Games are teaming up again to combine the worlds of Fortnite and the World’s Greatest Super Heroes. Batman/Fortnite: Foundation #1 arrives at participating comic shops on Tuesday, October 26

This 48-page one-shot also releases day and date in nine international territories: Argentina, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Poland, and Spain. Each physical copy of the comic includes a bonus code to download a special Batman Who Laughs player Outfit and exclusive Batman Who Laughs-themed Fortnite Loading Screen. The Batman Who Laughs Outfit will also be available for purchase in the in-game Fortnite Item Shop on the book’s release date. 

Batman/Fortnite: Foundation #1 follows the successful and critically acclaimed Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point series where, upon arriving on the Fortnite Island, an amnesiac Batman battles unknown enemies and must use all his detective skills to solve the mystery of the Zero Point to find his way home.

Batman/Fortnite: Foundation #1 is co-written by Epic Games Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard, Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point writer Christos Gage and acclaimed Batman and Dark Nights Metal/Dark Nights Death Metal writer Scott Snyder. Art is provided by Joshua Hixson (pencils and inks), Roman Stevens (colors) and AndWorld Design (letters). Snyder’s longtime collaborator, artist Greg Capullo, teams up with Jonathan Glapion, and Matt Hollingsworth for the main cover, with variant covers provided by Alex Garner, plus a premium variant cover by Epic Games CCO Donald Mustard (check local stores for availability). 

Returning to Gotham City after the events of Zero Point, Batman is faced with a new mystery and a new arrival. The Foundation, an enigmatic figure from Fortnite Island, emerges from the depths of Gotham Harbor, and the Dark Knight wants to investigate what he is doing in his city. 

In collaboration with DC and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, clothing designer Extra Butter NY and Epic Games is offering an awesome selection of DC x Fortnite t-shirts and hoodies featuring the sinister Batman Who Laughs. A must for any DC or Fortnite fan, these items are available worldwide

Vault Announces We Ride Titans from Tres Dean and artist Sebastián Piriz

Vault has announced We Ride Titans, an epic new mecha and kaiju series co-created by writer Tres Dean and artist Sebastián Piriz. Kaiju hit hard. Family hits harder.

Trying to keep your family from imploding is a tall order. Kit Hobbs is about to find out it’s an even taller order when that family has been piloting the Titan that protects New Hyperion from kaiju for generations. Between a spiraling brother, a powder keg of a father, and a whole bunch of twenty-story monsters, she’s got her work cut out for her.

We Ride Titans #1 will hit store shelves in December 2021, and will debut with a variant cover by Vault Cover Artist-in-Residence, Joshua Hixson

Preview: Barbaric #1

Barbaric #1

(W) Michael Moreci (A/CA) Nathan Gooden
In Shops: Jun 30, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Owen the Barbarian has been cursed to do good with what remains of his life. His bloodthirsty weapon, Axe, has become his moral compass with a drinking problem. Together they wander the realm, foredoomed to help any who seek assistance. But there is one thing Owen hates more than a life with rules: Witches.
Welcome to the skull-cracking, blood-splattering, mayhem-loving comic brave enough to ask: How can a man sworn to do good do so much violence? Hah! F***ing with you. It’s just…BARBARIC.

Barbaric #1

Vault Announces World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw, a Vampire: The Masquerade Event

Vault Comics has announced World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw, a multi-property World of Darkness event that spins out of Vault’s smash hit Vampire: The Masquerade comic book series. In World of Darkness, there is more lurking in the shadows than just vampires, and this event will shine a light on just what else hides in the night.  

The World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw event will be told by a murderers row of the best comic creators working today. The series is written by Jim ZubTim SeeleyBlake HowardTini Howard, and Danny Lore, drawn by Julius Ohta, colored by Addison Duke, lettered by Deron Bennett, and designed by Tim Daniel. The series will feature covers from legendary horror artists Aaron Campbell and Joshua Hixson.   

In World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw, Cecily Bain has become everything she never wanted as The Prince of the Twin Cities. But her rule over a fractured, backbiting vampire court is interrupted by an intruder—something big, hairy, and full of teeth. For over a century, werewolves of the Twin Cities have protected their blessed places from threats both physical and spiritual. When vampires under Cecily rule move in on one of these precious sites, it’s a declaration of war, one that Tyrell ‘the Stainless’ Stinar and his ferocious pack will avenge at any cost.

The three-issue event will launch in September 2021. Making the series even tastier for fans of Vampire: The Masquerade, each issue of World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw will include exclusive gaming material for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition of the tabletop RPG from Renegade Game Studios, allowing players to actually play the events of the series in their own games. 

Vault Announces Human Remains by Peter Milligan, Sally Cantirino, and Dearbhla Kelly

Vault Comics has announced Human Remains, a chilling new horror series from writer Peter Milligan, artist Sally Cantirino, colorist Dearbhla Kelly, and designer Tim Daniel.

Dax and Bisa love each other. But in this new and terrifying world, love is dangerous. Feeling anything is dangerous. Earth has a new and terrible invader—monsters that deprive us of the very feelings that make us human. A shocking tale of pent-up emotions, perilously loud sex, and forced compsure in the face of unspeakable horror…

Human Remains #1 will hit store shelves in September 2021. The entire series will feature a line of variant covers from Vault Cover-Artist-in-Residence, Joshua Hixson.

ComiXology Features 8 New Comics Including The Joker Presents and Truth & Justice

There are eight new comics today on comiXology from DC, iPOP, AAM-Markosia, Harlequin, and Magnetic Press. Get shopping now or check out the releases below.

The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox (2021-) #2

Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Pencils Joshua Hixson, Jesús Merino
Inks Joshua Hixson, Jesús Merino
Colored by Joshua Hixson, Ulises Arreola Palomera
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The mystery of “WHO KILLED THE RIDDLER” heats up as Joker, now incarcerated and under interrogation by Commissioner Jim Gordon, retells his version of events, starting with the victim himself on the hunt for an all-powerful weapon. How did the other Gotham villains get involved, and why? What does this weapon do, and why does Riddler want it? Who had skin in the game, and who could stand to lose everything? It’s a whodunit spiraling out of control, retold by the world’s most unreliable narrator. See if you can spot the clues and solve the puzzle!

The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox (2021-) #2

Truth & Justice (2021-) #16

Written by Andrew Aydin
Pencils Juni Ba
Inks Juni Ba
Colored by Nick Filardi
Cover by Juni Ba
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It’s Damian’s birthday, and the Bat Family is throwing him a surprise party in the cave! But it seems someone has other plans when a pair of ancient Hittite deities crash the party!

Truth & Justice (2021-) #16

1000 Storms #3

Written by Tony Sandoval
Art by Tony Sandoval
Cover by Tony Sandoval
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When the other kids travel through the mysterious tree that Lisa had discovered, they unwittingly let the demon King loose! Despite their cruelty, she knows its up to her to stop the invasion!

1000 Storms #3

Genu Vol. 4: Volume 4

Written by Tommaso Todesca
Art by Alexandra Fastovets
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The Ego-ID of Gao Raj Anand is willing to help our three Mercurians. A team of rebels from the T.I.N. organization should be able to meet with them soon. But what’s Feng concocting in his virtual world? He finally understands the identity of the mysterious girl who appeared in the desert… but why is she here?

Genu Vol. 4: Volume 4

L’épouse du sultan du harem

Written by Annie West
Art by Shion Hanyu
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Jacqui, rédactrice de magazine, a rencontré Asim, un sultan, dans son pays lorsqu’elle a visité Jazeer. Ils se sont rencontrés dans le harem, resté longtemps inutilisé. Asim, extrêmement confiant, regardait Jacqui avec beaucoup d’intérêt – leurs personnalités étaient complètement opposées et il était fasciné par elle. Il ne faut pas longtemps non plus pour ue Jacqui soit entièrement captivée par le charme d’Asim. Elle était remplie de bonheur quand Asim lui a fait l’amour… jusqu’à ce qu’elle apprenne que le roi avait rencontré un certain nombre de princesses potentielles…

L'épouse du sultan du harem

Riley

Written by Lori Foster
Art by Mao Kirisaka
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After a terrifying explosion, Regina is convinced that she has a stalker and begins taking self-defense lessons from instructor Riley Moore. Riley, a former SWAT member, feels a strong attraction to Regina and decides to investigate her case. While she’s scared for her life, Regina feels at ease when she’s with Riley, and she has no choice but to admit that there’s a sizzling connection growing between them. But Regina’s past trauma prevents her from having the confidence to take the next step in their relationship…

Riley

Monster Me: Monster Maker

Written by iPOP! Labs
Art by Maxflan Araujo, Julieta Colas, Davide Puppo
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Newmon’s magical “pend” draws ANYTHING – including any toy or product he could ever want. But after he owns EVERYTHING, does he really have it all?

Monster Me: Monster Maker

Plague #8

Written by Dennis Fallon, Jason Palmatier
Art by Zachary Brunner
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As Robb finds himself face to face with a Pope bent on revenge, Warbishop Moray is plagued by a crisis of kindness. Meanwhile, something lurks in the walls of this great, old castle–whispering to the imprisoned fey about the end of an age and the extinction of mythical creatures. Has this whole journey been for naught? Danger and treachery have always been the hallmark of PLAGUE, but this issue takes us to the darkest places yet…

Plague #8

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Joe Ciano and Joshua Hixson Introduce the Children of the Woods

Monsters aren’t born. They’re made right in front of your eyes. From the minds of Joe Ciano and Joshua Hixson comes Children of the Woods, a horror mystery that will explore the monster within and what is left when that monster finally comes out. It features colors by Roman Stevens and lettering by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.

After a tale of revenge leads to a monstrous outcome, Amber and Quinn pay the price for power and magic as they become the newest children of the Black Woods. As Amber becomes intertwined with the secrets of woods and the town they live in, Quinn learns he is not alone in the woods. And not all who reside there are welcoming.

Children of the Woods trade paperback will be in comic shops on January 12, 2022 and in book stores on January 25, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. Children of the Woods will retail for $19.99.

Children of the Woods

Get a Look at Barbaric #1 Before its June 30 Release

Vault Comics has revealed an extended preview of Barbaric #1, the wild, blood-thirsty fantasy series from writer Michael Moreci, artist Nathan Gooden, colorist Addison Duke, letterer Jim Campbell, and designer Tim Daniel

Barbaric follows Owen the Barbarian who has been cursed to do good with what remains of his life. His bloodthirsty weapon, Axe, has become his moral compass with a drinking problem. Together they wander the realm, foredoomed to help any who seek assistance. But there is one thing Owen hates more than a life with rules: Witches. Welcome to the skull-cracking, blood-splattering, mayhem-loving comic brave enough to ask: How can a man sworn to do good do so much violence? Hah! F***ing with you. It’s just…BARBARIC.

Barbaric #1 will hit store shelves in June 30th, 2021. The first issue will launch with a Vault Vintage variant from Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel that pays homage to Barry Windsor-Smith’s legendary cover to Conan The Barbarian #1 (1970), and an epic battle variant from Vault Cover Artist In-Residence, Joshua Hixson.

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