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It’s Batman the Adventures Continue and Thor Meets Fortnite and More in Today’s Digital Releases

ComiXology has your digital hookup today and that includes a surprise Fortnite and Marvel crossover digital comic! Check out all of what you can get here or the individual issues below.

Batman: The Adventures Continue (2020-) #11

Written by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini
Pencils Ty Templeton
Inks Ty Templeton
Colored by Monica Kubina
Cover by Emilio Lopez, Khary Randolph
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Batman’s clash with Jason Todd continues as he hunts for information on his former boy wonder. Meanwhile, Alfred recounts Jason’s last days as Robin to Tim.

Batman: The Adventures Continue (2020-) #11

Fortnite x Marvel – Nexus War: Thor #1

Written by Donny Cates
Art by Greg Land
Cover by Greg Land
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Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, is on a mission to consume the universe’s most powerful energy sources. Thor, the King of Asgard, has reluctantly agreed to serve as Galactus’s herald in order to stave off an even greater threat. But when the two discover an extremely powerful, mysterious source of energy known as the Zero Point, it will take more than the mighty Thor to save reality from Galactus’s deadly conquest! Prepare for an epic battle that will shake the foundations of the Marvel Universe and Fortnite!

Fortnite x Marvel - Nexus War: Thor #1

A Marriage Fit For A Sinner

Written by Maya Blake
Art by Rie Nakamura
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In order to save the Pennington family from financial ruin, Eva reluctantly agrees to an arranged marriage. But on the night of the engagement announcement, a helicopter lands and out climbs Zaccheo Giordano, the man Eva’s father framed and imprisoned. The first step in Zaccheo’s plan for revenge after finally regaining his freedom is the ruin of his former lover Eva. He steals a kiss from her right in front of everyone, including her fiancé, and carries her away!

A Marriage Fit For A Sinner

The Bedroom Business

Written by Sandra Myles
Art by Kanako Uesugi
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Investment broker Jake McBride lacks nothing when it comes to women and money. He is very open about the fact that his dates are nothing serious and that he’ll never have a lasting relationship. That’s why he’s never thought of his secretary, Emily, as anything more than a talented but slightly plain and uninteresting little sparrow. But when he sees a man ask her out, he gets irritated for some reason. Suddenly wanting to be closer to her, Jake becomes an instructor in love for innocent and shy Emily. He teaches her about clothes, shoes, hairstyles…and even how to kiss!

The Bedroom Business

Spider-Man by Mark Millar Ultimate Collection

Written by Mark Millar
Art by Frank Cho, Terry Dodson
Cover by Terry Dodson
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Collects Marvel Knights Spider-Man #1-12.

Peter Parker’s worst nightmare has come true: One ofSpider-Man’s enemies has learned his secret identity and is using that knowledge to strike at Peter’s family. Now, his Aunt May has been kidnapped — and his wife, Mary Jane, may be next. Forced into a personal battle against a mysterious foe devious enough to ensnare him in a vicious game of cat-and-mouse, Spider-Man must battle more than a dozen of his deadliest enemies to rescue his aunt. With the clock rapidly ticking down, will Spider-Man earn his greatest triumph or suffer his greatest defeat? In a spellbinding story superbly illustrated by fan-favorite artists Terry Dodson and Frank Cho, best-selling writer Mark Millar presents his definitive take on Marvel’s greatest hero — reinterpreting classic Spider-Man foes such as Dr. Octopus and the Vulture, and introducing an all-new Venom!

Spider-Man by Mark Millar Ultimate Collection

Spider-Man And Power Pack: Big-City Super Heroes

Written by Marc Sumerak
Art by Gurihiru
Cover by Gurihiru
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Collects Spider-Man And Power Pack #1-4.

Zero-G! Lightspeed! Mass Master! Energizer! Together, they are Marvel’s youngest super heroes: Power Pack! When the Power family returns to New York for another exciting adventure, it isn’t long before our super siblings find themselves fighting side-by-side with everyone’s favorite wall-crawler, the Amazing Spider-Man! Featuring the villainy of Venom, the Sandman, the Vulture and more!

Spider-Man And Power Pack: Big-City Super Heroes

Spider-Man And The Fantastic Four: Silver Rage

Written by Jeff Parker
Art by Mike Wieringo
Cover by Mike Wieringo
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Collects Spider-Man/Fantastic Four #1-4.

Two great tastes that taste great together! The world’s greatest super hero and the world’s greatest super team collide for an adventure set nowhere near a Civil War (and upon which we will not put a CIVIL WAR tie-in label)! After a visit by the Impossible Man, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is faced with a dangerous new alien threat for which he has only one recourse…call in the Fantastic Four. Separately, Spidey and the FF are the foundation of the Marvel Universe. Together…they just may save it!

Spider-Man And The Fantastic Four: Silver Rage

Spider-Man Family: Back In Black

Written by Sean McKeever, Paul Tobin, Fred Van Lente
Art by Pierre Alary, Terrell Bobbett, Leonard Kirk
Cover by Marcelo Di Chiara
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Collects Spider-Man Family (2007) #1-3.

The action begins with a feature-length tale starring Spider-Man’s alien costume and guest-starring the Sandman! Peter Parker would love nothing more than to get a good night’s sleep, but his sleek, symbiotic suit has plans of its own…and no one is gonna get in its way! Next, Venom is back in town, and he’s on a rampage…but it has nothing to do with his vendetta against Spidey? What could be so important that Venom doesn’t have the time to torture his nemesis? Peter Parker is determined to find out, but first he’ll have to match journalistic wits with none other than Eddie Brock! And finally, remember back in the day, when super heroes would fight other super heroes? What? That still happens? Civil…what? Well, ANYway…we’re taking you back in time, when Spidey was pretty new at all this super hero stuff, and would make silly mistakes, like, oh, say…knocking out the Invisible Girl! I think her friends might want to have a talk with the web-crawler. Plus: backup stories featuring the Lizard and TWO Scorpions!

Spider-Man Family: Back In Black

Spider-Girl Presents Wild Thing: Crash Course

Written by Larry Hama
Art by Ron Lim
Cover by Ron Lim
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Collects Wild Thing #0-5.

Daddy’s little girl, just like dear old Mom: The daughter of Wolverine and Elektra! A few years in the future, Wild Thing has to fight like there’s no tomorrow against demons, droids and desperados! Guest-starring Wolverine, Elektra and Jubilee of the X-People!

Spider-Girl Presents Wild Thing: Crash Course

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Review: Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1

DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL GUIDEBOOK #1

I remember “guidebooks” from back in the day. They’d be a lot of text that were more like roleplaying game supplements than comic books. And that’s what I expected with Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1. I was also really wrong about that as well. The Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in is full of standalone stories and tales that shed more light on what has happened. It’s also a perfect guide for those that skipped “Year of the Villain” and want to catch up.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 featured five stories from various creative teams and in between it has one-page guides/sketches that I was expected more of. As with all anthologies, the quality varies in story and art but this is the rare case where everything is at least good if not great. The story subjects, tones, and focus are all different delivering insight into the event.

The main chunk of the comic is made up of the “Fall of Earth”. The story goes into detail exactly what happened. While it skips some of the lead up it’s the perfect read for those who want to know what they missed. In goes into so much detail it spoils the first three issues of Dark Nights: Death Metal as well. It’s the Cliff’s Notes version of the event and when I got to the end, I felt like I had a good grasp as to what was going on and the why. None of it was Earth-shattering (pun intended) but I feel like I have a bit more of a grasp as to what’s going on now.

The other four stories focus on various heroes and villains and where they stand.

Harley Quinn gets a spotlight as she explores the irradiated wastelands and it answers some questions as to what has happened to some villains while raising questions as well. Aquaman is the most intriguing of the stories as it shows a former King subjugated and folded to protect his people. We learn more about Wonder Woman and her jail of villains. The story is the highlight of the comic delivering an emotional punch. Wrapping it up is a story featuring Batman, Jonah Hex, and the Joker Dragon. While the overall story is the weakest of the bunch it also has some key details that will impact the main story. There’s a reason Hex was chosen by Batman and something he must do if things go sideways.

The art is pretty solid all around. The styles vary a bit but none of it varies too much from each other. It’s unique but cohesive at the same time. All of it is good across the board and each has its moments that’ll leave you lingering. With a limited amount of pages to work with, the art is key to tell the story and bring emotion.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 is a one-shot tie-in that really works. While it feels like it should have come out earlier in the event, it does a great job of acting as a starting point for those who missed the first three issues. It answers a lot of questions and also drops some key hints for the main story as well. It’s a spin-off that feels as vital as any main event issue.

Story: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Chip Zdarsky, Becky Cloonan, Vita Ayala, Christopher Priest
Art: Doug Mahnke, Khary Randolph, Becky Cloonan, Dan Panosian, Eduardo Risso
Ink: Jamie Mendoza
Color: David Baron, Emilio Lopez, Tamra Bonvillain, Luis Guerrero, Eduardo Risso
Lettering: Tom Napolitano, Dave Sharpe, Steve Wands, Ferran Delgado, Willie Schubert
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1

Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1

Written by: Scott Snyder, Vita Ayala, Becky Cloonan, Chip Zdarsky, Joshua Williamson
Art by: Doug Mahnke, Eduardo Risso, Dan Panosian, Khary Randolph, Becky Cloonan

Earth is turned upside down, shrouded in a realm of darkness after the Justice League’s defeat by the cosmic goddess Perpetua. Now the Batman Who Laughs and his army of Dark Knights rule the planet, wreaking havoc on humanity and raining destruction on the world. As Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and other heroes fight to survive in this strange new landscape, one cloaked figure has been observing from the sidelines, creating a guidebook to this new world and its evil leaders in the hope of forming a plan of justice… and penance. This issue showcases the new factions of Earth and explores the mystery of what happened to our heroes after their battle with Perpetua. How did Wonder Woman become the queen of Hell? How did Batman find the Black Lantern ring? And what happens when Harley Quinn takes charge of the Wasteland, and finds love in the process? All this and more in this jam-issue exploring the new world order.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1

Classic Marvel Heroes Transform into Classic Marvel Horror Monsters this October

From Werewolf by Night to Tomb of Dracula, Marvel has a proud history of horror-themed comics, and this October, these classic terrifying tales will be honored in a series of Horror Variant covers! Prepare to see your favorite Marvel characters as you’ve never seen them before as the X-Men, the Avengers, Spider-Man, and more live out nightmarish fantasies just in time for Halloween. Paying homage to the classic Marvel horror comics of yesterday, the industry’s top artists including Russell Dauterman, Mike Del Mundo, and Leinil Francis Yu, have reimagined Marvel’s heroes in delightfully creepy visions. See what happens when you cross Iron Man with the swamp monster, Man-Thing, or check out Black Widow staking out her prey as a creature of the night—all this and more when these chilling covers hit comic stores this October!

See below for a full list of October’s Horror Variant covers and be on the lookout for more of these devilish cover reveals coming your way!

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50 SPIDER-MAN VAMPIRE HUNTER HORROR VARIANT COVER by AARON KUDER with colors by JORDIE BELLAIRE
  • AVENGERS #37 WHERE AVENGERS DWELL HORROR VARIANT COVER by JAVIER RODRÍGUEZ
  • BLACK WIDOW #2 TOMB OF BLACK WIDOW HORROR VARIANT COVER by JOSHUA “SWAY” SWABY
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA #24 CAP WOLF HORROR VARIANT COVER by MIRKA ANDOLFO
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #22 CAPTAIN MARVEL UNLEASHED HORROR VARIANT COVER by TAURIN CLARKE
  • IMMORTAL HULK #38 DEL MUNDO LIVING HULK HORROR VARIANT COVER by MIKE DEL MUNDO
  • IRON MAN #2 IRON MAN-THING HORROR VARIANT COVER by MATTIA DE IULIS
  • MARAUDERS #13 HELL’S STORM HORROR VARIANT COVER by KHARY RANDOLPH
  • SPIDER-WOMAN #5 SPIDER-WOMAN BY NIGHT HORROR VARIANT COVER by PATRICK GLEASON
  • THOR #8 FRANKENSTEIN’S THOR HORROR VARIANT COVER by LEINIL FRANCIS YU with colors by SUNNY GHO
  • X-MEN #13 LEGION OF X-MONSTERS HORROR VARIANT COVER by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

Dark Nights: Death Metal Expands with More Issues and One-Shots

DC has revealed some big Dark Nights: Death Metal news today! The anticipated series begins on June 16 and is now seven issues! But, it’s expanding further! The series is getting two one-shots, Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 and Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1!

Ahead of September’s skip month for Dark Nights: Death Metal, DC turns up the volume and calls in reinforcements to give fans more than they ever bargained for! A week after Dark Nights: Death Metal #3 publishes on August 11, the world of Dark Nights: Metal expands with Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook to include stories by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Becky Cloonan, Vita Ayala, Chip Zdarsky, Christopher Priest, Doug Mahnke, Dan Panosian, Eduardo Risso, and Khary Randolph! Collected in Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 on August 18 with a cover by Yasmine Putri, the stories in this one-shot showcase the new factions of Earth and explore the mystery of what happened to the Justice League after their battle with Perpetua.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Guideboo

As Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and other heroes fight to survive in the strange new landscape of an Earth turned upside down and shrouded in a realm of darkness, one cloaked figure has been observing from the sidelines, creating a guidebook to this new world and its evil leaders. Find out how Wonder Woman became the queen of Hell! Discover how Batman finds the Black Lantern ring! And see what happens when Harley Quinn takes charge of the Wasteland, finding love in the process! All this and more in this jam-packed issue exploring the new world order.

And then, because every legendary performance needs a bigger, bolder second act, Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1 drops on August 25 with a cover by Tony S. Daniel! This one-shot features stories from DC’s Dark Multiverse by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Peter J. Tomasi, Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, Daniel Warren Johnson, Frank Tieri, Tony S. Daniel, Jim Cheung, Joëlle Jones, Riley Rossmo, and Francesco Francavilla.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1

In this collection of short tales where demons dwell and reality is overrun by monstrous versions of the Dark Knight, learn the terrifying secrets of the new Bats Out of Hell and other creatures of the night like Robin King, whose origin is unimaginable! Plus, read about the secret buried beneath Castle Bat, the sentient Batmobile, and…how did Batman turn into a killer robot dinosaur?

August is metal as hell with Dark Nights: Death Metal #3 on 8/11, Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 on 8/18, and Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1 on 8/25!

Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Simone di Meo
Colorist: Walter Baiamonte
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:
     Main Cover: Dan Mora
     Helmet Variant Covers: Goñi Montes
     Unlocked Retailer Variant Cover: Khary Randolph
    Unlocked Black & White Retailer Variant Cover: Khary Randolph
    One-Per-Store Variant Cover: Goñi Montes
Price: $3.99

It’s the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as you’ve never seen them before vs Shredder!

No, really. 

Just imagine the coolest thing we could do and, yeah, we’re doing it.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4

Review: Marvel’s Voices #1

Marvel's Voices #1

Marvel’s Voices is an Experience, capital E. It’s the first comic I know about that adapts the concept of a podcast into a comics anthology collecting stories from black creators giving their take on the Marvel universe.

The book’s title carries over from the podcast it’s based on, which is hosted by Angélique Roché. The list of creators includes Vita Ayala, Damion Scott, Kyle Baker, Brian Stelfreeze, Roxane Gay, Method Man, Alitha Martínez, among other notable industry names. What’s interesting about the project, though, is that it embraces its multimedia roots by featuring essays from other creators accessible via Marvel’s Voices online page.

Two particular essays grabbed my attention: Regine L. Sawyer’s “Growing Up Marvel” and Karama Horne’s “The Legacy of Isaiah Bradley: The First Black Captain America.” (Disclosure: Karama and Regine have both contributed to our site – ed.)

Sawyer’s essay is about her origin story into comics through a less conventional avenue than most other stories of the kind: X-Men trading cards. I don’t want to spoil the essay because it is a fascinating and well-written story, but it is wonderful to get this look at how comics allow for multiple entry points given it’s an entire cultural package. It made me remember my card collecting days growing up, both the same X-Men cards Sawyer collected and the classic Pepsi Cards I religiously hunted down back when they came out in Puerto Rico. I still have them with me and they also helped me embrace comics.

Horne’s essay is about two comics: Truth and The Crew. Each one stands as some of Marvel’s best comic book offerings. They were subversive and hard-hitting, daring enough to give Marvel a black Captain America (in Truth), complete with an exploration of the tragic treatment black heroes get using real-life black history as the basis for the problems each character faces (which is expanded upon in The Crew).

The essay is a great and concise history of these comics, but it also serves as a lesson on visibility. That Marvel hasn’t reprinted these stories or released newer editions of the paperbacks brings up more questions than it should. I think Horne’s essay makes a strong argument as to why we need these comics back on the stands.

On the comic’s side of Marvel’s Voices, we get a strong if a bit uneven set of short stories that are personal, celebratory, and thoughtful as to why Marvel characters mean so much in the struggle for more diverse voices in the industry. Kyle Baker, for instance, produced a one-pager Ant-Man and Nick Fury story titled “Perspective,” about Fury’s problem with depth perception. It’s a quick hit but the art on display here is impressive enough to make anyone want to see Baker do more Marvel work.

Geoffrey Thorne, Khary Randolph, and Emilio López’s “Top of the Key,” on the other hand, is a one-pager on Mosaic story (a character Marvel has severely underused, in my opinion) that would’ve benefited from an additional page or two. It feels more like a setup for a larger story and we only really just get a taste of it.

Rob Markman, Damion Scott, and Dono Sánchez-Almara’s “What a Wonderful World” stands as one of the most impressive stories in the anthology as it offers a well-rounded look at a Marvel character with outstanding art and a clear message to boot. It centers on a troubled Silver Surfer, comparing Marvel’s biggest villains with humanity’s own villainy when it comes to protecting the environment. No panel was spared, no color was misplaced, and no bit of text hung without intent. Just a really good two-page story.

The best story in the book is without question “Inspiration,” by James Monroe Iglehart, Ray-Anthony Height, and Emilio López. This 4-page tale gives the radioactive spider that gave Peter Parker his powers a much-deserved platform to contemplate his role in the grand scheme of things. The script showcases an interesting play on what a superpowered spider is supposed to be and how much of its natural instincts define its actions. It’s simply unforgettable and truly worthy of getting its own comic book series.

Marvel Voices #1 is the type of book Marvel needs to invest more on. It shows just how important it is to bring in other perspectives into this superhero universe and just how different it can all turn out to be. It speaks to the power of voices hungry for diversity in storytelling. And that, in itself, is a beautiful thing.

Writers: John Jennings, Anthony Piper, Luciano Vecchio, David Betancourt, James Monroe Iglehart, Evan Narcisse, Vita Ayala, Regine L. Sawyer, Brian Stelfreeze, Brandon Montclare, Tatiana King Jones, Karama Horne, Kyle Baker, Roxane Gay, Yona Harvey, Don McGregor, Geoffrey Thorne, Rob Markman, Method Man, Daniel Dominguez, Charlamagne The God, David F. Walker, Chuck Brown
Art: Anthony Piper, Luciano Vecchio, Ray-Anthony Height, Jahnoy Lindsay, Bernard Chang, Brian Stelfreeze, Natacha Bustos, Kyle Baker, Brittney L. Williams, Khary Randolph, Damion Scott, Alitha E. Martinez, JJ Kirby, Sanford Greene
Color: Anthony Piper, Luciano Vecchio, Emilio Lopez, Marcelo Maiolo, Brian Stelfreeze, Tamra Bonvillain, Kyle Baker, Rachelle Rosenberg, Dono Sánchez-Almara, JJ Kirby, Matt Herms
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Writing: 9 Essays: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10
Recommendation: Buy and make sure to bag and board it.

Preview: Archie 1955 #2 (of 5)

ARCHIE 1955 #2 (OF 5)

Script: Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn
Art: Tom Grummett, Bob Smith, Rick Burchett, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Derek Charm
Variant Covers: Ray Anthony-Height, Khary Randolph
On Sale Date: 10/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

BRAND NEW SERIES from the writing team that brought you ARCHIE: 1941! Archie Andrews’ rise to music superstardom begins to take form and all of Riverdale is captivated with their new crowned prince of rock and roll—but the cost of fame is already starting to add up.

ARCHIE 1955 #2 (OF 5)

Archie’s star is rising in this advance preview of Archie 1955 #2!

ARCHIE 1955 #2 (of 5)

Script: Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn
Art: Tom Grummett, Bob Smith, Rick Burchett, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Derek Charm
Variant Covers: Ray Anthony-Height, Khary Randolph
On Sale Date: 10/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

BRAND NEW SERIES from the writing team that brought you ARCHIE: 1941! Archie Andrews’ rise to music superstardom begins to take form and all of Riverdale is captivated with their new crowned prince of rock and roll—but the cost of fame is already starting to add up.

ARCHIE 1955 #2

Once & Future #1 Gets a Fifth Printing

BOOM! Studios has announced that Once & Future #1, the anticipated original series from New York Times bestselling writer Kieron Gillen, Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora, and acclaimed colorist Tamra Bonvillain, has already sold out of its fourth printing at the distributor level.

Due to the historic levels of demand from retailers and fans alike, BOOM! Studios has fast-tracked the Once & Future #1 Fifth Printing Variant, featuring an all-new cover by an acclaimed artist Khary Randolph, arriving in stores on September 18, 2019.

Once & Future #1 introduces readers to ex-monster hunter Bridgette McGuire, who must pull her unsuspecting grandson Duncan, into a world of magic and mysticism to defeat a legendary threat when a group of Nationalists use an ancient artifact to bring a villain from Arthurian myth back from the dead. Now Bridgette and Duncan must navigate the complicated history of the McGuire family and combat the deadly secrets of England’s past that threaten its very future.

Once & Future #1 Fourth Printing
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