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Ablaze Reveals its February 2022 Releases


by writer Stefano Vietti & artist Marco Checchetto · MSRP: $3.99 · Release Date: February 9, 2022

From the artist of Marvel Comics’ Devil’s Reign & Daredevil, Marco Checchetto, comes a thrilling new adventure!

Where were you when the cloud arrived? Where were you when the world changed forever? Where were you when people started dying? ABLAZE is proud to present LIFE ZERO by Stefano Vietti (Dragonero) and Marco Checchetto (Daredevil, Avengers, Old Man Hawkeye, Wolverine), with colors by Andres Mossa (Wolverine, Avengers, Secret Wars 2099). At the limits between science fiction, action and horror is LIFE ZERO!


by Zerocalcare · MSRP: $19.99 ·  Release Date: March 9, 2022


When the last vestiges of his childhood are taken from him, Zerocalcare discovers unsuspected secrets about his family. Torn between the soothing numbness of the innocence of youth and the impossibility to elude society’s ever-expanding control over people’s lives, he’ll have to understand where he really comes from before he understands where he is going.

A story that was shortlisted for Italy’s prestigious Strega literary award, an honor that was bestowed on a graphic novel only twice in the award’s history. This is the book that has broken down the barrier between “real book” readers and graphic novel enthusiasts in Europe, having sold over 150,000 copies so far.  Also don’t miss the premiere of Zerocalcare’s first original animated series, “Tear Along the Dotted Line,” on Netflix WORLDWIDE November 17th!


by Xavier Dorison and Felix Delep · MSRP: $3.99 · Release Date: February 16, 2022

On the Farm, all animals were equal.  In the Castle, some are more equal than others. 

With the animals in full revolt, will Miss B. be able to keep her children safe while also trying to provide for them a future in which they can thrive instead of under the hoof of the privileged in power? Or will it all come crashing down as the powerful use their material advantages against those who do the work?

For fans of the bestselling Stray Dogs and the Eisner Award winning Beasts of Burden comes an animal fable at once familiar and surprising!   You may think you know the story but set aside your assumptions, this animal uprising is unlike any you have read! 



by Tsukasa Saimura and Kozo Takahashi · MSRP: $12.99 · Release Date: February 23, 2022

After a grueling and dangerous trip, Maki and Shota finally make it to the Tokyo Dome, the largest refugee camp in the entire Kanto region and one of the last places to survive the zombie outbreak that has overwhelmed the whole world.

Maki, who brings with her the remaining doses of the vaccine developed at the Gunma Pharmaceutical Center where she woke up in the first volume, is taken care of by the people in power in the Dome, where a handful of privileged people under the leadership of Colonel Shimamoto live in luxury, while most of the survivors are forced to survive in appalling conditions. Shota and Miura are thrust into the difficult daily lives of survivors who do not have the chance to be privileged. Miura is assigned to a work team while Shota befriends the leader of a gang of children…



by Izu, Madd, and Kalon · MSRP: $12.99 · Release Date: February 23, 2022

The first manga dedicated to the world of e-sports competition!  As Issue 2 opens, the world of Versus Fighting is facing an unprecedented struggle! On the one hand, e-sports magnate Eric Volta wants to professionalize the sector with millions of dollars.

On the other hand, Max Volta, his own nephew, was recruited by Inés, a former player of the Versus Dojo arcade who fights to preserve the passion of the fighting game culture and its players. To help him, the legendary TKO the Destroyer will have to come out of his retirement to train his team… And in the middle of it all, there is a surprise guest: Mr. Judeau, a talented player of obscure games that no one else plays. Is the man who gets paid in kebab the Chosen One who will help all these people come together?


Ablaze Reveals 2 Manga Titles for August and September


by writer Izu and artists, Madd and Kalo
Releases August 18th

The first manga dedicated to the world of e-sports competition!

Whether you’re a beginner or a combat game specialist, you’ll enjoy taking a dive into the heart of the competition in this humorous adventure and its gallery of colorful characters!
Officially endorsed by Capcom and the fighting game community, featuring genuine Street Fighter characters, and produced in the vein of the best sports shonen, readers are invited to discover the e-sport spirit as they have never seen it before.



by Tsukasa Saimura and Kozo Takahashi
Releases September 29th

Inspired by Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), The Walking Dead, Romero classics, and new zombie films like 24 Hours LaterCrueler Than Dead delights in the meticulous detail of decomposed flesh, with a wicked and hungry eye…evoking a modern vision of a zombie world that is terrifying and tension filled.


Jason Witten Comes To Riverdale High To Talk About Underage Drinking

Official Press Release

Archie Comics has become more socially relevant then ever before! Keeping up with modern trends and telling stories that include all elements of high school life.

As part of a national program partnering with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and PowerTalk 21, Riverdale High will have a powerful speaker to talk about the dangers of teen drinking.

Jason Witten, tight end for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys is touring high schools around the country explaining the dangers of teen drinking. He will arrive at Riverdale High in Archie Double Digest #217, out this week.

“Archie has always kept up with the times. This story is entertaining, and it gets the message across at the same time. The idea here is prevention. To prevent kids from drinking” said Victor Gorelick, president and editor-in-chief of Archie Comics.


Archie Double Digest #217
“It’s a Steal,” “Career Sphere” and “Sore Loser”
In “It’s a Steal” robbers have the residents of Riverdale terrified, but Archie and Jughead create more fear as they help! Next, in “Career Sphere”, Archie tries to decide his future vocation, but they all end in disaster! Finally, “Sore Loser” finds Archie’s dad following Archie in an attempt to lose weight and write a diet book. Will he lose his mind before he loses any weight?
As seen in the Huffington Post and the Washington Post.

SCRIPT: Bill Golliher, George Gladir, Angelo DeCesare
ARTIST: Stan Golberg, Al Milgrom, Tim Kennedy, Ken Selig, Bob Bolling, Jim Amash,
COVER: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith and Tito Pena
On Sale at Comic Shops: 3/23/2011
Newsstands: 4/5/2011
Digest, 160 pgs, 30 lb newsprint, Full-Color
$3.99 US