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Rich Douek and Alex Cormack Reunite for Breath of Shadows

Following two heavily lauded previous collaborations, Road of Bones and Sea of Sorrows, the Bram Stoker Award–nominated creative team Rich Douek and Alex Cormack will reunite for a third dark entry in their shared oeuvre with Breath of Shadows, debuting in February 2023 from IDW Publishing. The five-issue comic book miniseries follows an internationally famous rock singer whose desperate attempt to cure his heroin addiction leads him deep into the jungles of South America, where he discovers primal horrors that put his own inner demons to shame. It will also feature work from Douek and Cormack’s returning letterer, Justin Birch, who worked with the team previously on both Bones and Sorrows.

It’s 1968. On the fast track to becoming one of his era’s most iconic rock stars, Jimmy Meadows should be basking in the glow of newly acquired wealth and fame. Instead, crushed by the weight of a debilitating heroin addiction, Jimmy is on the verge of losing everything—until an old friend tips him off to an unorthodox treatment method hidden in the depths of the South American jungle. With fair-weather friends, local opportunists, and industry sycophants in tow, Jimmy sets off in search of what he’s sure will be a miracle cure. But as the excursion veers off course and the realities of their environment begin to bleed together with Jimmy’s paranoia and drug-induced hallucinations, the team quickly descends into a nightmare of bloody chaos populated by unspeakable horrors that surpass even the most brutal drug trip.

Breath of Shadows #1 will be available with three variant covers for fans and retailers to enjoy, including Cover A by series artist Alex Cormack, Cover B by Björn Barends, and a retailer incentive cover by multi–Eisner Award winner Francesco Francavilla.

The Devil Has Been Destroyed And His Son Must Take The Road Trip to Hell To Accept The Throne

A dark comedy filled with action, adventure, and the worst the world had to offer, Road Trip to Hell follows Francis Rhoades, a young man with the ability to see horrible things in a person’s future just by touching them. His life has been full of hardship, but things get even worse when the demon Baphomet informs him that his father is Satan and he’s been destroyed. Now, Francis has been designated the new king of Hell. The catch? All the damned have escaped, and if one of them can kill Francis before he can reach the netherworld himself, that soul will become the new leader of Hell! With the help of his sister Star and his literal guardian angel Joan of Arc, Francis needs to survive his trip to hell… hopefully without losing his own soul in the process! 

Road Trip to Hell is written by Nicole D’Andria with art by Monika Maccagni, color by Joaquin Pereyra, lettering by Justin Birch, variant cover by Marco Fontanili, and logo designed by Jacob Bascle. It comes to comic shops this October from Scout Comics.

Road Trip to Hell

SDCC 2022: A Night of Exploration Turns Deadly in Adam Cesare’s Dead Mall

Critically acclaimed horror author, Adam Cesare, brings an abandoned mall to life in Dead Mall, his first original comic series with Dark Horse Comics. David Stoll will pencil, ink, and color each issue and Justin Birch will letter.

The Penn Mills Galleria is about to be demolished. Five teens sneak into the mall to take a last look around before it’s gone. However, while Penn Mills has been closed for years, the mall is far from abandoned. A night of exploration becomes a shopping spree from hell. The teens must contend with the sprawling, transformative horror of Penn Mills or be trapped forever within the Dead Mall.

Dead Mall #1 (of 4) will be available at comic stores October 26, 2022 It is now available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Dead Mall #1 will retail for $3.99.

Dead Mall #1

Review: Cities of Magick #2

Lev begins his quest as we learn more about this world and the conflicts within.

Story: Jakob Free
Art: Will Tempest
Color: Will Tempest
Letterer/Design: Justin Birch

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Scout Comics
Zeus Comics
TFAW


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Review: Cities of Magick #1

A gun-toting drifter wanders into Old York City looking for something no one’s ever seen before. He’s picked a bad time—the forces of Hyper-Priestess Isimar Rothschild, the Queen of the Chicago Conglomerate, have attacked Old York. Caught in the midst of a decade-old war between two powerful magick clans, the drifter has to figure out where his loyalties lie, if he has any to speak of, and he has to do it quick!

Story: Jakob Free
Art: Will Tempest
Color: Brad Simpson
Letterer/Design: Justin Birch

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Scout Comics
Zeus Comics
TFAW


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Over the Ropes and Show’s End continue in digital, with all-new #1 variants

This summer, Mad Cave Studios continues two series; Over the Ropes: Broken KayFabe and Show’s End: The Second Coming, will return as digital comics, with issue #1 of each print edition featuring variant covers by Will Robson and Tim Daniel.

The first 100 readers to subscribe will receive a variant with their series subscription, and the trade paperback is included; receiving all the digital issues monthly, and at the end of the arc, will have the full volume in your hands.

Over the Ropes: Broken KayFabe

(W) Jay Sandlin (A) Antonio Cosentino
(C) Francesco Segala (L) Justin Birch

Welcome to volume two of Over the Ropes, the 1990’s pro-wrestling series. SFW’s hit TV show, Explode, takes the wrestling world by storm with champion, Phoenix, scoring big ratings while his girlfriend, Courtney, learns the ropes as new wrestler, Scorch. The gloves come off when a rival promotion led by Jason’s estranged father, Buddy Peacock, invades Explode. When Courtney’s injured, Jason must choose between family and fame in a bout with permanent stipulations. When the final bell rings, it’ll be Phoenix vs. Peacock– father vs. son, in a main event crowning a unified champion. Will Phoenix rise again or lose it all in a puff of smoke?

Show’s End: The Second Coming

(W) Anthony Cleveland (A) Jef Sadzinski
(C) Fabi Marques (L) Justin Birch

What’s left of Daxton Rickles’ Circus is now performing on street corners to get by, but a series of mysterious murders surrounding our troop forces them to head south for safety in a town operated and occupied by circus performers.

However, the town is no longer what it once was. It is now ruled by a young, charismatic cult figure named Leviticus “Miss Levy” Jones, who believes those born “deformed” are the only ones truly perfect in the eyes of the creator. The longer the group stays, the more sinister the town is revealed to be.

Meanwhile, a forgotten figure from Loralye’s past lurks in the distance and is coming to reveal her true path. 

Cully Hamner, Shaenon Garrity, Marguerite Sauvage and Jesse Lonergan Bring New Life to Four of Mad Cave Studios’ Legacy Titles

Mad Cave Studios has revealed the Mad Cave Studios Legacy Collection featuring four of their flagship titles: Battlecats, Nottingham, Stargazerand Becstar! Creators Jesse LonerganCully HamnerMarguerite Sauvage, and Shaenon Garrity, have created all new covers for these low-cost special single issues, outside of their own individual arcs, that tell a greater story about the start of everything for Mad Cave. 

Taking risks to truly make a mark in the industry,  Mad Cave Studios marks these four books as different milestones. Battlecats by Mark London was the inaugural comic that was a medieval fantasy comic. Stargazer, the sci-fi adventure written by talent search winner, Anthony Cleveland, gained critical acclaim. Nottingham, also by two talent search winners David Hazan and Shane Connery Volk, was an unexpected and bonafide hit and continues to sell excellently deep into its run. Then came Becstar, the title that gave Mad Cave Studios the confidence to think outside of the box. 

BATTLECATS

(W) Mark London (A) Michael Camelo (C) Tekino (L) Miguel Angel Zapata
Cover Artist: Jesse Lonergan
August 31

Follow Kelthan, Vaela, Zorien, Kaleera, and Mekkar as they undertake a perilous quest through different regions in pursuit of The Dire Beast while unearthing dark secrets, and even darker enemies. But first, Kelthan and the Battlecats must journey through the Dark Forest facing an unexpected enemy from their past.

BATTLECATS

NOTTINGHAM

(W) Davin Hazan (A) Shane Connery Volk (C) Luca Romano (L) Joamette Gil
Cover Artist: Cully Hamner
August 31

In this twisted medieval noir, the Sheriff of Nottingham hunts a serial killer with a penchant for tax collectors. The Sheriff’s investigation makes him the target of England’s most nefarious power-brokers. That’s to say nothing of the Merry Men, terrorists lurking amongst the trees of Sherwood, led by, an enigma known only as “Hood.” Mad Cave Studios presents: Nottingham, but not as you remember it…

NOTTINGHAM

STARGAZER

(W) Anthony Cleveland (A) Antonio Fuso (C) Stefano Simeone (L) Justin Birch
Cover Artist: Cully Hamner
Cover Artist: Marguerite Sauvage
September 28

Years ago Shae, her brother Kenny, and two childhood friends experienced a traumatic, unexplainable event that left Kenny scarred for life. Twenty years later Kenny has committed himself to the belief that what they experienced was an alien abduction, and the group has since drifted apart. However, the sudden and mysterious disappearance of Kenny leads the group to reunite and discover the truth of what took place all those years ago.

STARGAZER

BECSTAR

(W) Joe Corallo (A) Lorenzo Colangeli (C) Sweeny Boo (L) Joamette Gil
Cover Artist: Shaenon Garrity
September 28

Becstar is a star hopping mercenary light years away from earth. Leaving her old life behind with the help of her magical luck dagger and her biggest fan/only friend, Sally Soolin, Becstar ekes out a living under the nefarious Shadow Syndicate’s radar. But when a mysterious girl appears with grim news and an urgent quest where the fate of the universe hangs in the balance, Becstar has no choice but to join… and regret it immediately.

BECSTAR

Preview: Good Game, Well Played

Good Game, Well Played

(W) Rachael Smith (A/CA) Katherine Lobo
In Shops: Apr 27, 2022
SRP: $14.99

It’s 2009, and Sienna is really not looking forward to flying back into her hometown to say goodbye to one of the people she called family. Though that feels like a lifetime ago. It’s 1999, and Sienna is looking forward to what is shaping up to be the Perfect Summer in her Perfect Life. She has a job working in the local video game store, Game Champ, with her four best friends, and that was how it was going to be forever…

Good Game, Well Played

Preview: Bountiful Garden Vol. 1

Bountiful Garden Vol. 1

(W) Ivy Noel Weir (A) Kelly Williams (C) Giorgio Spalletta (L) Justin Birch

In the year 2200, a team of teenage scientists are sent on a terraforming mission to a distant planet. Selected as the best and brightest of their generation, architect Jonas, botanist Marnie, biologist Jane, engineers Anya and Kamari, and security detail Kurt are all put into cryostasis expected to wake up when it is time to prepare to land on their assigned planet.

When they are awakened abruptly, ten years early, halted above a strange planet, the teens are tasked with trying to figure out why they’re stalled – or what stalled them. As they break into two teams, one tasked with fixing the ship, the other with exploring the unknown planet below, they’re faced with an increasingly nightmarish scenario as they encounter a cosmic horror that seems to not only have attacked their ship, but also their minds.
Collects issues #1 – 5.

Bountiful Garden Vol. 1

Mad Cave Studios Reveals Nottingham: A King’s Ransom Variants

After great anticipation, Nottingham #6 arrives next week from Mad Cave Studios! Written by David Hazan with art by Shane Connery Volk; colors by Luca Romano and lettered by Justin Birch, the first cover is kicking off paying homage to the classic, Thief of Thieves, and will be printing a new homage for each issue of the Nottingham: A King’s Ransom series!

Mad Cave Limited Exclusive variants for Nottingham #6 by Dave Johnson (100) and by Miguel Angel Zapata (250), will only be available via the Mad Cave website. Each cover will be revealed the week of that issue’s release, and you’ll never guess what the next one in store will be!

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