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Comic Artist Mike Kaluta Sharpens His Blade for American Mythology’s New Zorro Adventures!

American Mythology Productions has announced to fans a new line of Zorro comics just last month, promising to take the iconic fan favorite character in bold new directions, has another major announcement regarding the comic series. Renowned comic artist Michael Kaluta has signed on to produce art for the books, helping to lead up to the character’s 100th-year celebration in 2019.

Kaluta, a staple in the comic book community since the early 1970’s, began his career with work on Edgar Rice Burroughs novel adaptations for DC comics and made a name for himself with his elaborate panel designs and books like The Shadow in 1973-74.  Kaluta has worked with a number of major comic book publishers over his career, such as Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Vertigo, IDW, and now American Mythology.

He is a multi-award-winning artist for his work in comics over the last five decades. No stranger to pulp hero action, he promises to pack even more punch to an already exciting series taking Zorro into dark waters as he battles supernatural beings and demonic forces. The artist’s work will be showcased beginning with the new series’ planned second story arc Zorro: Sacrilege. Fans of the artist will have even more to celebrate as Kaluta looks to return to his ERB roots by contributing to American Mythology’s upcoming Carson of Venus series and the horror title, Eternal Thirst of Dracula.

The first story arc for the Zorro series will be written by David Avallone.

Zorro: Swords of Hell #1 will be out August.

Preview: The Shadow: Leviathan TP

The Shadow: Leviathan TP

writers: Si Spurrier, Dan Watters
artist: Daniel HDR, Ricardo Jaime
cover: Michael Kaluta
FC | 152 pages | $19.99 | Teen+

COLLECTS ISSUES 1-6

For the better part of a century the Shadow’s sinister laughter brought the chill of fear to evil-doers – but in our modern times, the streets of Manhattan have gone largely silent. But he is not forgotten. Not by the people he’s saved. Mary Jerez, is one of those people. The Shadow saved her from a horrifying school shooting – Mary knows all too well what evil lurks in the hearts of men.

So when a horribly burnt man – incredibly strong and fierce, despite his terrible injuries— arrives under her care as a resident at the hospital – she believes she knows who he is, too. Is this mysterious man actually the Shadow – and with Mary’s help, will evil-doers again know what it means to fear his terrible justice?

Si Spurrier (X-Force, X-Men: Legacy, Judge Dredd) and Daniel HDR (Superman, Cyborg) bring the pulp icon into modern day in a tale full of deadly intrigue, gun-blazing action, and a study of the nature of evil!

Preview: Barbarella #5

Barbarella #5

writer: Mike Carey
artist: Kenan Yarar
covers: Michael Kaluta (A), Pete Woods (B), Marco D’Alfonso (C), Maria Sanapo (D)
Kenan Yarar (E-Sub), Pete Woods (RI-B/W), Marco D’Alfonso (RI-Virgin), Michael Kaluta (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Mature

Barbarella’s never ending quest to repair her ship’s regulator and be on her way takes a detour to Falladim, where there’s a rush on for R.U.S.T.—Radically Unstable Space-Time! The rarest and most valuable stuff in the universe, even Barbarella can’t resist its mighty call. But competition brings out the worst in humans and aliens alike, and the Siren of Space is about to see what the worst really is!

Preview: The Best of Rocketeer Adventures: Funko Edition

The Best of Rocketeer Adventures: Funko Edition

Kurt Busiek, John Cassaday, Lowell Francis, Stan Sakai, Mark Waid (w) • John Cassaday, Gene Ha, Michael Kaluta, Stan Sakai, Chris Weston (a) • Mike Martin (c)

Presenting five of the best stories from the Rocketeer Adventures series, each a self-contained mini-masterpiece! Some of the finest creators in comics came together to pay tribute to Dave Stevens’ iconic pulp-inspired hero, and the results were amazing—and to top it off, this encore presentation of these stories—40 pages of them—is bargain-priced at $4.99! Featuring a fantastically fun Funko cover of The Rocketeer!

FC • 48 pages • $4.99

Preview: The Shadow #5

The Shadow #5

writer: Si Spurrier, Dan Watters
artist: Daniel HDR, Ricardo Jaime
covers: Tyler Kirkham (A), Michael Kaluta (B), Kelley Jones (C)
Tyler Kirkham (RI-B/W), Michael Kaluta (RI-Virgin), Kelley Jones (RI-B/W), Michaell Kaluta (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Laid bare in its many limbed writhings, Mary Jerez is horrified to learn the true meaning of Leviathan. And as the blood of his long faithful agents begins to spill, the Shadow may be forced to admit that perhaps- just perhaps- he no longer knows…

Preview: The Shadow/Batman #3

The Shadow/Batman #3

writer: Steve Orlando
artist: Giovanni Timpano
covers: Michael Kaluta (A), Brandon Peterson (B), Johnny Desjardins (C), Philip Tan (D), Giovanni Timpano (E-Sub)
Philip Tan (RI-B/W), Michael Kaluta (RI-Virgin), Johnny Desjardins (RI-B/W), Brandon Peterson (RI-B/W), Michael Kaluta (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen +

Centuries ago, the Silent Seven put their hand around the world’s neck. They’ve never let go. From generation to generation, the famed invisible hand guiding the global economy, guiding progress, has been a clenched fist. But with their previous leader murdered in the street, who is currently at the helm of this shadow conspiracy, and how have they maintained their quiet threat for so long? Batman and the Shadow may not have the answer, but it’s a good thing Bruce Wayne and Allard Cranston do.

Preview: The Shadow Vol. 3 #3

The Shadow Vol. 3 #3

writers: Si Spurrier, Dan Watters
artist: Daniel HDR
covers: Tyler Kirkham (A), Michael Kaluta (B), Charles Wilson III (C)
Michael Kaluta (RI-Virgin), Charles Wilson III (RI-B/W), Tyler Kirkham (RI-B/W), Michael Kaluta (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen +

With political tensions on the rise and lethal copycats committing acts of terror in his name, Mary Jerez grasps at secrets that she believes may be key to returning the Shadow’s mind. In doing so she must delve into the war-torn ravages of his past, where she will be confronted with the sins that lurk in the heart of The Shadow himself.

Preview: The Shadow Vol. 3 #2

The Shadow Vol. 3 #2

writers: Si Spurrier, Dan Watters
artist: Daniel HDR
covers: Tyler Kirkham (A), Michael Kaluta (B), Tommy Lee Edwards (C)
Michael Kaluta (RI-Virgin), Tommy Lee Edwards (RI-B/W), Tyler Kirkham (RI-B/W), Michael Kaluta (RI-B/W)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen +

The circumstances that led Mary’s mysterious burn patient to her hospital are becoming clearer – but is this horribly hurt man really the Shadow? And what is his connection with the millionaire Worthy Delaney, an advisor to the newly elected President Wyatt? Meanwhile, Mary and her sister Luisa begin an investigation of their own into a Shadow fan-site – because if the information there lets people make the connection with her patient, the Shadow is in grave danger!

Preview: The Shadow Vol. 3 #1

The Shadow Vol. 3 #1

writer: Si Spurrier & Dan Watters
artist: Daniel HDR
covers: Kenneth Rocafort (A), Michael Kaluta (B), Brandon Peterson (C), Neal Adams (D), Tyler Kirkham (E-Sub), Michael Kaluta (RI-B/W), Brandon Peterson (RI-B/W), Neal Adams (RI-B/W), Tyler Kirkham (RI-B/W), Michael Kaluta (RI-Virgin)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen +

For the better part of a century the Shadow’s sinister laughter brought the chill of fear to evil-doers – but in our modern times, the streets of Manhattan have gone largely silent. But he is not forgotten. Not by the people he’s saved. Mary Jerez, is one of those people. The Shadow saved her from a horrifying school shooting – Mary knows all too well what evil lurks in the hearts of men.

So when a horribly burnt man – incredibly strong and fierce, despite his terrible injuries— arrives under her care as a resident at the hospital – she believes she knows who he is, too. Is this mysterious man actually the Shadow – and with Mary’s help, will evil-doers again know what it means to fear his terrible justice?

Si Spurrier (X-Force, X-Men: Legacy, Judge Dredd) and Daniel HDR (Superman, Cyborg) bring the pulp icon into modern day in a tale full of deadly intrigue, gun-blazing action, and a study of the nature of evil!

Preview: Starstruck: Old Proldiers Never Die #6

Starstruck: Old Proldiers Never Die #6

Elaine Lee (w) • Michael Kaluta (a & c)

Annie takes Harry to heaven—Blue Heaven—where he finds Miz Ti, the Galactic Girl Guides, some disturbing sensory input, and a little more than he’d bargained for. He’s reached the end of his story, but is Harry ready for the afterlife? Old friends are there to guide him, but he’s just not feeling himself!

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

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