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SDCC 2022: Criminal Macabre and Count Crowley Crossover for Halloween!

Horror luminaries Steve Niles and David Dastmalchian are teaming up to write the Criminal Macabre/Count Crowley: From The Pit They Came one-shot! Count Crowley artist Lukas Ketner and colorist Lauren Affe return to provide art for the not-to-miss horror event of the season!      

What could be more dicey than a monster hunter with a self-destructive streak? TWO monster hunters with self-destructive streaks! Plop them both into the weirdly wonderful world of fan conventions as they seek to capture a rampaging creature from deep beneath the earth, and the good times will really get rolling! 

Storied creature catcher, Cal McDonald joins forces (kind of) with novice beast buster Jerri Bartman in the Criminal Macabre/Count Crowley: From The Pit They Came!

Criminal Macabre/Count Crowley: From The Pit They Came one-shot will be in comic shops October 26, 2022

Criminal Macabre/Count Crowley: From The Pit They Came

The Witcher Gets Collected in a new Library Edition

Dark Horse Books is pleased to announce the next collection of The Witcher comics in a beautiful deluxe hardcover format, The Witcher Library Edition Volume 2. Explore more of The Witcher written by Bartosz Szybor and Aleksandra Motyka with art by Marianna Strychowska, Amad Mir, Vanesa R. Del Rey, Nil Vendrell; color by Lauren Affe, Hamidreza Sheykh, Jordie Bellaire, Miquel Muerto; letters by Steve Dutro, Aditya Bidikar, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou; and cover art by Evan Cagle.

Geralt is summoned by an old acquaintance to help solve a mystery involving his daughter. Upon investigating, Geralt is surprised to find Dandelion, and the duo unexpectedly find themselves transported to regions beyond. Next, Geralt receives a request from the mayoress of Badreine, a small town where an unusual pack of foglets attacks children . . . but something feels off about this new threat. Then, flames rise as a witch is burned at the stake. Nightmares plague Geralt’s sight as he sees the burned witch appear before him—bringing an ominous warning. And in a bonus story, a young nekker takes an unpredictable journey through the woods.

At more than 300 pages, the second volume of The Witcher Library Edition chronicles Geralt’s wayward path in three standalone stories—from reunions with familiar faces to clashes with cunning new foes.

This oversized edition collects The Witcher: Of Flesh and Flame #1-#4, The Witcher: Fading Memories #1-#4, The Witcher: Witch’s Lament #1-#4, and the Free Comic Book Day 2021 short story The Witcher: Once Upon a Time in the Woods, and features a cover gallery, expanded sketchbook section, and more!

The Witcher Library Edition Volume 2 will be available at comic stores August 31, 2022 and in bookstores September 13, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. The Witcher Library Edition Volume 2 will retail for $49.99.

The Witcher Library Edition Volume 2

David Dastmalchian’s Count Crowley Returns in March 2022

David Dastmalchian and Lukas Ketner, along with Lauren Affe and Frank Cvetkovic, return to the fan-favorite horror series Count Crowley! Jerri Bartman returns, a reluctant monster hunter no more and ready to embrace her newfound job as Count Crowley: Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter!      

It’s been a hell of a week for Jerri Bartman. She lost her job, crashed her car, took the only gig available hosting the midnight monster show, and…oh yeah—dismembered a zombie. No big deal. Now, to protect the people she loves, she’s going to have to take a crash course in monster hunting. And quickly—a vengeful vampire just booked a first-class flight into town.

Hot off of two of the biggest films of the year The Suicide Squad and Dune, David Dastmalchian returns to his hit comic series with a brand-new storyline to continue Jerri Bartman’s harrowing journey into the unknown!

Count Crowley: Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter #1 will be in comic shops March 23, 2022.

Count Crowley: Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter #1

Review: Everfrost #1

Everfrost #1

Everfrost is described as “sci fi insanity” and that’s not too far off with a debut issue that’s a bit all over the place. Everfrost #1 is an interesting start that jumps around in its focus never quite explaining things enough to really make sense.

Written by Ryan K. Lindsay, the first issue focuses on Van Louise. She’s attempting to get off her planet which is embroiled in war. Well, we think it is. There’s some discussion from her and we’re dropped into a battle in the comic but things are never quite explained as to what’s going on beyond two groups that hate each other. She’s also a bit alone having to deal with the death of her son which is shown in flashbacks. Again, things are hinted at but never quite explained enough.

Everfrost #1 isn’t a bad debut at all. It just feels like it bounces a bit all over, taking the focus off the more interesting aspects. Van Louise is an interesting character. She’s clearly haunted by her past and she’s focused on her mission of getting off the planet. She’s joined by a talking monkey named Eight. That too is just kind of brushed off in a paragraph where Van Louise explains he just appeared and she didn’t really ask too many questions. It’s a microcosm of the weirdness of the comic. A frozen tundra, sea monkey like humans, decapitated rulers coming back. It all just kind of is, celebrating the craziness that can be science fiction.

That craziness is delivered through the art of Sami Kivelä. With color by Lauren Affe and lettering by Jim Campbell, the art is intriguing telling some of the story of the world. At times it feels like a messed up Earth but when you look at the details it’s just ever so off. Much like the concepts within, the art really prides itself on nailing down the all over look of the series. There’s a frozen tundra but also massive cities and shanty towns. The comic’s world feels lived in and organic in some ways. There’s also some art that feels off. The “human sea monkeys” don’t look quite right in their size when a panel zooms in on them but the concept overall is cool and depiction interesting.

Everfrost #1 is an interesting comic. It’d likely have been stronger focused in on Van Louise and her attempt to escape. But, it decides to show us a bit more of the world taking the focus all over. It’s one that has fantastic concepts. Now, if we could get a bit more of each.

Story: Ryan K. Lindsay Art: Sami Kivelä
Color: Lauren Affe Letterer: Jim Campbell
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Everfrost #1

Everfrost #1

written by Ryan K Lindsay
illustrated by Sami Kivelä
colored by Lauren Affe
lettered by Jim Campbell
$3.99 | 32 pages

Van Louise retired to the ice coast so she could quietly find a way off planet from a world on the wrong side of societal collapse.

She biohacks a dead leviathan to orchestrate passage away into the universe, but her plans are about to get chewed up by a mounting war between the Warlords – violent gatekeepers for the global ruling party – and the Bloom – those who risk extinction living out on the water – as well as a family reunion with her son who she hasn’t seen since he died in her arms when he was a child.

Join Ryan K Lindsay, award-winning writer of ETERNAL and NEGATIVE SPACE, as he teams yet again with Sami Kivelä, the artistic juggernaut behind ABBOTT and UNDONE BY BLOOD, alongside Lauren Affe, the colourist of THE WITCHER, STRANGER THINGS, and FIVE GHOSTS as they drop an absolute bomb of sci fi insanity and heartbreaking emotion in the grandest Black Mask tradition.

Everfrost #1

Astonishing Times Arrives from comiXology Originals this July!

Variant Comics and comiXology Originals are teaming up for Astonishing Times, a new 5-issue comic series that examines the relevance of superheroes in the 21st century. Frank J. Barberie makes his return to creator-owned comics along with the writing debut of Arris Quinones.

Noah Sans is a young reporter at The Sentinel, working in the shadow of his father. He lives in a world full of superheroes – but no one seems to care. After a world-changing event called The Cataclysm, people moved on, and now heroes are old news. But, when Noah begins investigating a mysterious murder, he comes face to face with his most revered heroes and is forced to confront a secret past that could change the world forever.

Astonishing Times features art by Ruari Coleman and color by Lauren Affe with lettering by Taylor Esposito. Astonishing Times will be released monthly beginning July 26, 2021.

Astonishing Times

Everfrost is a Tale of Sci-Fi Insanity and Heartbreaking Emotion from Ryan K Lindsay and Sami Kivela

All scientist-warrior Van Louise wanted was to retire and get off-planet as her society collapsed, but she’s unearthed a mystery involving the death of her son… and she can’t leave without discovering the truth first–even as war brews in her violent and fantastical world. 

That’s the situation facing our hero in Everfrost, the comic book series launching in June 2021 from Black Mask Studios.

Together, writer Ryan K Lindsay and artist Sami Kivelä, who previously co-created Black Mask’s 2017 breakout Beautiful Canvas together, now joined by colorist Lauren Affe and letterer Jim Campbell, have created an emotionally resonant tale of sci-fi insanity and heartbreaking emotion.  

In Everfrost, Van Louise retired to the ice coast so she could quietly find a way off planet from a world on the wrong side of societal collapse. She biohacks a dead leviathan to orchestrate passage away into the universe, but her plans are about to get chewed up by a mounting war between the Warlords – violent gatekeepers for the global ruling party – and the Bloom – those who risk extinction living out on the water – as well as a family reunion with her son who she hasn’t seen since he died in her arms when he was a child.  

Everfrost

Review: Artemis and the Assassin #5

A time-travel action adventure as an assassin from the future must kill a woman from the past. Artemis & The Assassin #5 wraps up the series, but does it stick the landing or does it get lost in its concept? Find out!

Story: Stephanie Phillips
Art: Francesca Fantini
Color: Lauren Affe
Letterer: Troy Peteri

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Zeus Comics

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Preview: Artemis and the Assassin #5

Artemis and the Assassin #5

Writer: Stephanie Phillips 
Artists: Francesca Fantini 
Colorist: Lauren Affe 
Letterer: Troy Peteri 
Cover: Phil Hester w/ Mark Englert
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 9.30.2020

Hurtling through historical eras, time-traveling killer Maya and World War II spy Virginia can only survive if they work together. But as assassins close in, is Maya willing to turn her back on the only life she’s ever known? 

Artemis and the Assassin #5

Review: Artemis and the Assassin #4

A time-travel action-adventure as an assassin from the future must kill a woman from the past. In Artemis & The Assassin #4, we get more info about Maya and what might be going on.

Story: Stephanie Phillips
Art: Francesca Fantini
Color: Lauren Affe
Letterer: Troy Peteri

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.

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