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Harley Quinn #9

It’s a new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? What are you getting? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Kotaku – XxxHolic Manga Getting A Live-Action Film In Japan – Is there manga and comics not being developed at this point?

Book Riot – True Crime Comics That Aren’t About Serial Killers – Anything you’d add to the list?

Reviews

CBR – Getting Dizzy #1
Geek Dad – Harley Quinn #9
Atomic Junk Shop – Monolith
The Beat – Oksi

A Half Dozen New Comics on comiXology Today

There’s six new releases today on comiXology from DC Comics, Magnetic Press, and Harlequin. Start shopping now or check out the individual releases below.

Ashes, Ashes #3

Written by Jean-David Morvan
Art by Rey Macutay
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The unexplainable and unthinkable falls across the Earth power of all sources fail simulateously. Civilization blinks into total darkness and chaos ensues. IT is all Francois can do to find Blanche before its too late…

Ashes, Ashes #3

la proposition indécente du magnat

Written by Ally Blake
Art by Miho Tomoi
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La propriétaire d’un salon pour animaux de compagnie, Chelsea, a le coup de foudre pour Damien, un homme qui l’aide dans un restaurant de luxe. Il est l’homme idéal pour toute femme célibataire, alors il est impossible qu’il s’intéresse à une roturière comme elle. Mais elle est prise dans un problème et prend accidentellement le téléphone de Damien au lieu du sien. Chelsea se rend compte de son erreur et l’appelle sur son téléphone. Plus ils parlent, plus ils se rapprochent. Sa voix au téléphone est douce et passionnée, comme s’il essayait de la séduire. Il ne flirte pas avec elle, n’est-ce pas ?

la proposition indécente du magnat

Jesse’s Wife

Written by Candace Camp
Art by Kuremi Hazama
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Amy is an inconspicuous woman who has never been with a man. At a party, a handsome man named Whitaker propositions her, but he’s only interested in taking her fortune and her chastity! She is rescued by her childhood friend Jesse, but they are discovered alone together by the village gossipmonger! Amy’s father advises her to marry Whitaker to avoid any rumors, but Jesse offers to marry her to redeem her honor instead. Amy hesitates, but Jesse tells her, “Don’t worry. I won’t ever yearn for you…”

Jesse's Wife

Little Nemo OGN

Written by Frank Pé
Art by Frank Pé
Cover by Frank Pé
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The classic comic strip character Little Nemo, created by the legendary Windsor McCay in 1905, is given brand new life through a collection of beautiful and whimsical new adventures by celebrated author Frank Pé. Pé pays tribute to Little Nemo and the cast of mythical characters created by Windsor McCay in 1905. The celebrated artist plunges into their universe with delight, inviting readers to stroll through his own poetic and whimsical imagination. A century later, he breathes new life into this wonderful world. A masterful reinterpretation in the style of a dreamlike journey that sings an ode to nature and childhood.

Little Nemo OGN

Monolith: CE

Written by Roberto Recchioni, Mauro Uzzeo
Art by LRNZ
Cover by LRNZ
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The complete edition of the taught thriller by Roberto Recchioni, Mauro Uzzeo, and LRNZ in one volume.

Monolith: CE

The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox (2021-) #6

Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Pencils Juni Ba, Jesús Merino
Inks Juni Ba, Jesús Merino
Colored by Nick Filardi, Ulises Arreola Palomera
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One big puzzle, two winged players — Killer Moth and Man-Bat must fly together to get a seat at Riddler’s table, but from Joker’s POV, there’s a blood debt to be paid (and not just Riddler’s!)

The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox (2021-) #6

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Magnetic Press and Harlequin Have 5 New Comics for You

There’s five new comics available right now on comiXology. Check out what you can get from Magnetic Press and Harlequin below or get shopping now.

Letters from Animals OGN

Written by Frédéric Brrémaud
Art by Giovanni Rigano
Cover by Giovanni Rigano
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If animals could speak, what would they say? We share this planet with millions of animals, and sometimes we forget that they have lives, too. This book gives animated voices to many of them so that they can plead their case for the right to live alongside us. A collection of stories told from the perspective of different animals whose lives are impacted by human society, adapting the writings of wildlife conservationist Allain Bourgrain Dubourg by by wildlife comic author Fred Brremaud (LOVE, LITTLE TAILS, etc) artist Giovanni Rigano (ILLEGAL, ARTEMIS FOWL).

Letters from Animals OGN

Monolith #4

Written by Roberto Recchioni, Mauro Uzzeo
Art by LRNZ
Cover by LRNZ
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It’s the final showdown between a mother pushed to the edge and the reality of bad decisions she has made along the way. Will she save her son before its too late?

Monolith #4

Out Of The Blue

Written by Jill Shalvis
Art by Nasuno Amano
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Hannah and her two best friends, who run an inn together, are having a competition to get boyfriends for the summer. Hannah has no experience with men, so the hurdle is high, but then Zach, the boy she fell in love with at fourteen, appears. A detective who was shot while on duty, he’s come to the inn by the sea to recuperate. His sexy and dangerous aura makes Hannah’s heart throb. If she’s going to throw away her virginity, it has to be with him! One day, she slips into Zach’s bed while he’s sleeping, and suddenly she’s being wrapped up in his powerful arms!

Out Of The Blue

père réticent !

Written by Elizabeth Oldfield
Art by JET
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Pour aider à la gestion d’un chalet appartenant à l’amant de son oncle récemment décédé, Cassandra a fait le voyage jusqu’aux Seychelles. Elle y est allée car elle pensait pouvoir y commencer une nouvelle vie avec son fils nouveau-né. Cependant, un jour, alors qu’elle faisait le ménage, elle est sortie devant et s’est figée sur place. L’homme sur la terrasse, regardant la mer… Il s’appelait Gifford, et son amour l’a presque rendue folle. Ils ont rompu il y a un an et demi, et il a cruellement ignoré la lettre de Cassandra lui annonçant qu’il avait un fils. Alors pourquoi est-il soudainement réapparu dans sa vie après tout ce temps ?

père réticent !

Small World #2

Written by Jean-David Morvan
Art by Toru Terada
Cover by Toru Terada
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Having escaped the evil Captain Gancho, Piedro takes shelter in young Kumiko’s bedroom. Now the starstruck little girl and her brothers are about to take their first step into a world of danger…

Small World #2

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It’s a trio of new releases from Magnetic Press and Harlequin on comiXology

There’s three new releases available now on comiXology. Get new releases from Magnetic Press and Harlequin now or check out the individual comics below.

Monolith #3

Written by Roberto Recchioni, Mauro Uzzeo
Art by LRNZ
Cover by LRNZ
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Desperate, Sandra sets out to find help, only to be bitten by a venomous snake. Now the heat, venom, and exhaustion play with her mind, turning her into a road warrior hellbent on freeing her child from that iron prison…

Monolith #3

Small World #1

Written by Jean-David Morvan
Art by Toru Terada
Cover by Peach Momoko
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Welcome to SMALL WORLD, a virtual reality tour of the seedy underworld that rich kids hack into their Dreamweaver ™ without their parents knowledge. Hosted by the charming Piedro, kids can live out their wildest adventures. But when the real-world Piedro shows up on Kumiko’s doorstep, the adventure is no longer virtual!

Small World #1

Mariée sous contrat

Written by Nina Milne
Art by Imeri Tsubakino
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Cora n’en croyait pas ses oreilles : Rafael l’avait demandée en mariage. Pourtant, elle l’a suivi jusqu’en Espagne uniquement parce qu’il voulait lui parler de son travail. Elle ne s’attendait certainement pas à ce que Rafael, un des gérants de l’hôtel où elle travaille, ne lui demande sa main… Mais cet homme, malgré sa demande, ne ressentait pas une once d’amour pour sa promise. Ce mariage n’était qu’une excuse pour faciliter l’acquisition d’un nouveau vignoble. Et lorsque Cora sut la vérité sur leur union, elle fut anéantie. « Quelle imbécile… », se disait-elle. « Comment un homme aussi beau et merveilleux pourrait-il aimer une femme aussi simple que moi… Alors, pourquoi moi… ? », ne cessait de penser la jeune femme.

Mariée sous contrat

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A Duo of New Releases on comiXology from Magnetic Press and Harlequin

ComiXology features two new releases today from Harlequin and Magnetic Press. Check out the two new comics below!

Deux frères et une mariée

Written by Elizabeth Harbison
Art by Kasumi Kuroda
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La serveuse Joleen devrait être en extase après avoir été demandée en mariage par un multimillionnaire. Voici venue l’occasion rêvée de se libérer de ses difficultés après avoir perdu sa mère et travaillé pour se payer des cours du soir. Mais elle n’est pas en mesure de s’engager dans un mariage avec lui. Il vient d’un milieu complètement différent ; y a-t-il même un amour entre lui et elle ? Il l’invite à venir chez lui pour rencontrer sa famille, et elle accepte son invitation. Mais un homme tout à fait inamical vient la chercher. Il s’avère que c’est Jake, le frère cadet du multimillionnaire. Et même s’il la dénigre en disant qu’elle n’est pas assez bien pour rejoindre sa famille, Joleen ressent un lien électrique avec Jake !

Deux frères et une mariée

Monolith #2

Written by Roberto Recchioni, Mauro Uzzeo
Art by LRNZ
Cover by LRNZ
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Stranded in the desert far from any cel phone reception, Sandra tries to dislodge the dead dear from under their “world’s safest car” only to accidentally lock her son in the car. In a few hours the sun will rise turning the car into an oven, unless she can figure out how to break into the veritable vault on wheels…

Monolith #2

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8 New Comics from Magnetic Press, AAM-Markosia, iPOP, Harlequin, and Irodori Comics today on comiXology

There’s eight new comics you can get now on comiXology. Start shopping for them now or check out the individual issues below.

L’héritier d’une nuit: By His Royal Decree

Written by Lucy Monroe
Art by Ryo Arisawa
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Le petit-ami de Gillian est le prince héritier de Volyarus, un pays riche d’Europe. Cela fait sept mois qu’ils sont tombés amoureux l’un de l’autre et elle pense qu’il est sur le point de lui faire sa demande, mais après un baiser passionné et une nuit dans son lit, elle est choquée par ce qu’il lui dit. Il ne lui demande pas sa main… Il veut rompre avec elle ! « c’est écrit sur les résultats de tes examens, je ne peux pas épouser une femme qui ne peut pas me donner un héritier. » Il la quitte par le suite et Gillian réalise qu’il doit ne l’avoir jamais aimée. Qu’est-elle donc supposée faire lorsque apprend qu’elle est enceinte ?

L’héritier d’une nuit: By His Royal Decree

Love: The Mastiff

Written by Frédéric Brrémaud
Art by Frédéric Brrémaud
Cover by Frédéric Brrémaud
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A loyal hunting dog finds himself alone in the wild outback of Australia when his master is struck down by a poisonous snake during an expedition. Now he must make his way through the dangers and obstacles of the magnificent wilderness, relying on instincts that no amount of domestication can fully suppress…

Love: The Mastiff

Monolith #1

Written by Roberto Recchioni, Mauro Uzzeo
Art by LRNZ
Cover by LRNZ
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Sandra needs some personal space from her suffocating husband, so she takes their toddler son on an impromptu getaway. But it may be that her husband isn’t who she’s really trying to escape from… Taking the safest car on wheels, she heads out across the desert with no idea what adventure lies ahead…

Monolith #1

Monster Me #3: Newmon (Teacher’s Edition)

Written by iPOP! Labs
Art by Cocoon Productions, Davide Puppo
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Don’t be a bully! Follow the adventures of Newmon as he interacts with his classmates Sky & Izumi, who ultimately teach valuable lessons on friendship and sharing. Includes a teacher’s guide.

Monster Me #3: Newmon (Teacher's Edition)

My Best Friend is a Gender Bender Non-H Prequels Vol. 1

Written by Uten Ameka
Art by Uten Ameka
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Follow Tsukushi, a boy who can change genders to “boy”, “girl”, and “gender neutral”, as he spends his days with his best friend Kaoru.

My Best Friend is a Gender Bender Non-H Prequels Vol. 1

Promise to Marry Me When I’m Older! Vol. 1

Written by Satou Yuuki
Art by Satou Yuuki
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Childhood promises are often taken light-heartedly, but what happens if an innocent little girl mistakes a dismissive comment from her tender years as a commitment tor marriage? That’s exactly what happens when Yuka asks Ryo to keep his promise to marry her — even though it was 10 years ago! But the kind-hearted Ryo just can’t find it in him to give it to her straight, and so ensues a wacky comedy of silly cover-ups and failed attempts to set the record straight!

Promise to Marry Me When I'm Older! Vol. 1

Raincoat Kids and the Illusionary Wonderland Vol. 1

Written by Yoimachi Meme
Art by Yoimachi Meme
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Minato finds himself fending off more drippy-drippy demons born from the darkness that haunts his past. After remembering where it is he wants to return to, he is reunited with Shizu with a renewed vigor to keep her safe from harm. Meanwhile, hooded children called “nightmares” roam an abandoned mall and wait for their next directives. The hypnos network? The Depths? More mysteries unfold in the second installment of the Raincoat Kids!

Raincoat Kids and the Illusionary Wonderland Vol. 1

Raincoat Kids and the Splish-Splash City Vol. 2

Written by Yoimachi Meme
Art by Yoimachi Meme
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A cryptic message scratched on to the bottom of a lantern powered by mystical fireflies; a world of constant rain, and cities submerged in ever-changing tides; as dark forces linger in the murky waters, a warrior of light banishes the dark with his light-infused umbrella. Raincoat Kids is a tour-de-force, coming-of-age story set in a post- apocalyptic water world, where protagonist Minato Aikawa must take his younger sister, Shizu, to meet with their father. Joining them is self-proclaimed bodyguard Toka, who brandishes an umbrella that he claims is the “ultimate weapon”. The abstract world of Raincoat Kids is brought to you by Yoimachi Meme, and is illustrated with traditional, pen-and-paper illustrations without the use of digital touch-ups.

Raincoat Kids and the Splish-Splash City Vol. 2

Return

Written by Tom Stephenson
Art by Kevin Low
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RETURN … an epic tale of mystery, majesty… and murder. A soul in turmoil. An ancient crime. And neither wealth nor royal blood can pacify a terror that has endured the ages.

Return

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Magnetic Press Kickstarts Monolith

Monolith

Monolith is a visually stunning suspense thriller illustrated by visionary artist and designer LRNZ and written by Roberto Recchioni. Publisher Magnetic Press, who has produced several highly successful Kickstarters in 2020, is giving readers an opportunity to get an exclusive print of this cinematic, psychological thriller for pre-registering before the kickstart launch date, Tuesday, February 9th at 10AM CST

This lushly painted tale began as a graphic novel project before turning quickly into a live-action feature film production, with LRNZ’s visual design direction brought to life. 

What makes this graphic novel unique is how LRNZ changes styles throughout to convey the range of moods, dreams, and psychological trials Sandra experiences during this frightening 48-hour period. Sandra is a young mother still adjusting to the responsibilities of parenthood after a life filled with bad decisions. The most responsible decision she has made is to drive the safest car ever built, the Monolith, to protect her infant son, David, from her own accident-prone nature. During a trek across the desert to visit her husband in LA, they are stopped in the middle of the night by a collision with a deer. Checking on the damage, she accidentally locks herself out of the car, with David trapped inside. Now, isolated from civilization, she must save her son from a car designed to be an indestructible vault on wheels. The sun is rising, heating the car’s interior, and time is running out!

Monolith Board Games Launches Batman: Gotham City Chronicles

Monolith has launched their much anticipated Batman: Gotham City Chronicles board game on Kickstarter. The game for 2 to 4 players is exclusive to the crowdfunding site and has blown past the initial goal of $500,000.

$140 is the “Base Game Pledge” which nets you the “Heroes Box,” “Villains Box,” and rulebook. Miniatures included are 7 heroes, 20 allies, 8 civilians, 9 villains, 32 goons, and everything you need to play like tiles, boards, dice, tokesn, scenarios, and more. You also get stretch goals.

For $320 you get the “Base Game Pledge” plus a copy of the “Wayne Manor Expansion,” “Arkham Asylum Expansion,” “Batmobile add-on,” a copy of “Versus,” and one dice pack. All of those items can be purchased on their own.

The “Wayne Manor Expansion” includes 7 heroes, 3 allies, boards, tiles, tokens, and cards.

“Arkham Asylum” features 6 villains, 14 goons, tiles, boards, and more.

The “Versus Mode” features 12 allies, command board, tiles, disks, scenarios and rules.

The “Batmobile add-on” features the Batmobile miniature, tile, tokens, scenarios, and rules.

The game is an improved ruleset of Monolith’s Conan Board Game. A scenario-based miniature board game where 2-4 players control the Dark Knight and his allies in their battle against crime in an asymmetrical and open game system. One player takes on the heroes and the other takes on the villains which helps ease the setup of the game. Each side takes turns, pitting their strategies against each other.

You’re able to play as Batman, Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, Catwoman, and more. They’ll go up against classic characters like the Joker, Riddler, Clayface, Bane, Scarecrow, and more. All of them rendered as miniatures set on textured bases.

All of the content offered on the campaign is exclusive to Kickstarter and will not be available at retail. The campaign ends March 31.

(via our sister site Board Game Today)

Monolith’s Next Board Game is Based on Batman

Monolith, the French game publisher, has teased its next tabletop project: Batman: The Board Game. The company who has successfully Kickstarted games such as Conan and Mythic Battles: Pantheon, showed off a teaser on its Facebook page.

Little is actually known, but the picture shared is of the company’s booth at the International Games Festival in Cannes where a prototype will be demoed.

The art of the Joker art is by the artist Jock, but not sure on the Batman and Catwoman art. The image also says “Coming on Kickstarter.”

The company raised $3.3 million for their Conan game and $2.7 million for Mythic Battles (of which I was a backer). The company has said this won’t launch until after Mythic Battles is delivered which isn’t listed until December 2017. Expect this game in 2018.

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! How many of you are heading to Halloweenfest? Have fun for those that do! While you decide if you’re going, here’s some news from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

The Outhousers – In Sneak Censorship Attack, Outhouse to Unleash Army of Mini-Werthams on Unsuspecting Comics Industry – A call for censorship against calls for censorship. The circle is complete.

Sktchd – Marvel’s Secret Problem: Looking at How its Eventful Present Could be Impacting its Future – Guessing that wasn’t the intention?

The Hollywood Reporter – Sky Italy Producing ‘Monolith’ Film Based on Graphic Novel – When does it get easier to track what’s not being produced?

Kotaku – Batman: Arkham Knight’s PC Version Is Far From ‘Fixed’ – Well this should be entertaining to watch.

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