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School’s back in session with DC’s newest anthology, DC’s Saved by the Belle Reve. It comes to comic shops on August 30th.
DC’s Gotham Academy is Back!
DC’s latest 80-page anthology features eight all-new back-to-school stories from talent across the world of comics, including a brand-new Gotham Academy story from the original creative team of writers Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher and artists Karl Kerschl and Msassyk! With Olive Silverlock M.I.A. and Mia “Maps” Mizoguchi entering her sophomore year, what hijinks can DC’s Jr. Detective Club get into?
Super Sons, Tiny Titans, Teen Angel Azrael, and more!
Packed with eight tales of schooltime fun from around the DC Universe, DC’s Saved by the Belle Reve’s pages are a Who’s Who of creators and characters you’ve been asking to see more of! The Suicide Squad is sent to an international prep school to protect a dignitary’s son! Jean-Paul Valley returns to the school that made him into Azrael! Plus, a return to Tiny Titans by Art Baltazar and Franco, and Jon and Damian head back to school with a story set in their Super-Sons continuity! Grab your pencils and notebooks and get educated!
DC’s Saved by the Belle Reve #1 includes:
Gotham Academy in “Sophomore Year” by Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, and Karl Kerschl
The Suicide Squad in “High School Lows” by Tim Seeley and Scott Kolins
The Super Sons in “Back to School” by Peter J. Tomasi and Max Raynor
Green Arrow & Speedy in “Earn It Back” by Dave Wielgosz and Mike Norton
The Tiny Titans in “Piece Making” by Art Baltazar & Franco
Black Lighting in “This Is Why” by Brandon Thomas and Craig Cermak
Azrael in “How Angels Are Made” by Dan Watters and Juan Ferreyra
Nightwing and Batgirl in “A Night Off” by Andrew Aydin and Nelson Daniel
School’s back in session, and we just know you’re waiting for the BELLE to give you some REVElief…all right, you can’t say we didn’t try! DC’s Saved by the Belle Reve #1 hits shelves on August 30 with a main cover by Juni Ba and an open-to-order variant cover by Riley Rossmo & Ivan Plascencia.
Dark Horse Comics and Critical Role have announced two new trade paperbacks collecting Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Series III and Critical Role: The Tales of Exandria — The Bright Queen.
In the third series of the celebrated Vox Machina Origins comics from Critical Role and Dark Horse, prepare for more misadventure with the New York Times bestselling creative team of Jody Houser, Olivia Samson, MSASSYK, Diana Sousa, and Ariana Maher!
Vox Machina enjoy a week in Westruun’s lap of luxury leading up to the Winter’s Crest Festival. But that costs coin, which has a bad habit of running out, so they join an underground fighting ring and bash their way to cash. Unfortunately, their ring-fighting turns out to be just a warm-up for a cold reality when a mysterious attack on Winter’s Crest festivities leaves the whole town magically frozen––including one of their own. Vox Machina will have to save the day again, against a much bigger foe than they first realized!
In Critical Role: The Tales of Exandria — The Bright Queen, Game Master Matthew Mercer joins Eisner Award-winning writer Darcy van Poelgeest and fan-favorite artist CoupleofKooks in a brand-new Critical Role story from the mighty Kryn Dynasty!
Leylas Kryn, the Bright Queen, has spent multiple lives in pursuit of assembling the otherworldly Luxon. So when another piece appears nearby, Leylas sends her eternal lover Quana to collect it…with consequences that may threaten the entire Dynasty!
Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Series IIIwill be available everywhere books are sold May 4, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop.
Critical Role: The Tales of Exandria — The Bright Queenwill be available everywhere books are sold June 15, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop.
Jump back into the fray with series III of Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins, from the New York Times bestselling team of Matthew Mercer, Jody Houser, Olivia Samson, MSASSYK, and Ariana Maher!
Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Series III picks up with Vox Machina enjoying some R&R in Westruun’s lap of luxury. But that costs coin, which has a bad habit of running out. So to keep themselves in the black they agree to join an underground fighting ring. But before they can bash their way to cash, their attention is snagged by the case of a missing child.
Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Series III #1 (of six) will be in comic shops on December 9, 2020.
Experience the stories of the adventuring party known as Vox Machina before the smash-hit show Critical Role started! Writers Matt Mercer, Matthew Colville, and Jody Houser, along with artist Olivia Samson, colorists Chris Northrop and MSASSYK, and letterer Ariana Maher bring to life Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Library Edition – Series I and II Collection.
What do a flirtatious bard, a clueless barbarian, a naïve druid, a pair of stealthy twins, a holy cleric, and a vengeful gunslinger all have in common? They’re not sure either, but one day they’ll become the heroes known as Vox Machina! Follow the main characters from the smash-hit series Critical Role as they team up for the first time, facing cults and curses in the revelation of their origins and the path that will lead them to glory…eventually.
Fans of the celebrated series Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins won’t want to miss this stunning, oversized hardcover collection!
Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Library Edition – Series I and II Collectioncollects Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Vol 1 and Vol 2. It will be in comic shops on November 11, 2020 and in bookstores on November 24, 2020. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. This 320-page oversized library edition will retail for $39.99.
BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Ronin Island #4, a heart-wrenching turn of events where terrible secrets are revealed and sacrifices are made in the exciting original series from acclaimed writer Greg Pak and fan-favorite artist Giannis Milonogiannis, available in June 5, 2019.
When Hana and Kenichi come face-to-face at last with the great and mighty Shogun in his palace, Kenichi finds himself embraced and gifted a full set of golden armor while Hana is relegated to the servants’ corridors. But both of the islanders have a hidden agenda to find out exactly what the Shogun and his forces are up to in their enormous stronghold. What they discover will change everything they’ve ever known and end in someone making the ultimate sacrifice to save the lives of their people.
Ronin Island #4features a main cover by Milonogiannis and colorist MSASSYK, along with variant covers by acclaimed artists Ethan Young and Kris Anka.
BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Ronin Island #3, the latest chapter in the exciting original series from superstar writer Greg Pak and fan-favorite artist Giannis Milonogiannis that recently announced a full series order for twelve issues.
Although the island has survived in isolation since the widespread devastation of the mysterious Great Wind, the arrival of General Sato and a horde of mutants from the mainland signal a major change for the newest generation of island warriors. Hana and Kenichi must decide if they will leave everything they’ve ever known behind to journey into the mutant-riddled mainland to meet a distant ruler or if they’ll remain in the relative safety of the island they call home. What they each decide will determine not only their own fates but also the future of their people forever.
Ronin Island #3arrives in stores May 8, 2019 and features a main cover by Milonogiannis and colorist MSASSYK, along with variant covers by acclaimed artists Ethan Young and Kris Anka.
Dark Horse Comics and Critical Role have announced three new projects set to release in 2019. Based on epic tales from the world of Exandria, these new comics, art books and more will explore this universe in new and original ways! The most popular digital tabletop game in the world, Critical Role is live-streamed every week and set in Exandria. In each episode, veteran voice actor and Game Master Matthew Mercer leads his nerdy ass and wildly entertaining friends (also fellow voice actors!) on a thrill ride of turmoil and adventure. The cast includes Matthew Mercer (Overwatch, Final Fantasy XV, Fallout 4), Travis Willingham (Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble, The Legend of Korra), Marisha Ray (Star Wars: Battlefront, Batgirl: Spoiled, Metal Gear: Survive), Taliesin Jaffe (Street Fighter, World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy XIV), Ashley Johnson (Blindspot, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teen Titans Go!), Sam Riegel (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, One Punch Man, The Amazing Spiderman), Liam O’Brien (Star Wars Rebels, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Wolverine and the X-Men), and Laura Bailey (Dragon Ball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, Gears of War 4).
On July 10, 2019, Dark Horse and Critical Role will release Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins series II #1, which finds the unlikely heroes of Vox Machina back in action-packed yet absurdly entertaining adventures! The six-issue series will be available through Dark Horse Digital and through retail stores and continues to follow the origin stories of engaging characters, material hinted at but not fully disclosed in the live-stream. From award-nominated writer Jody Houser and first series artist Olivia Samson, with colorist MSASSYK and letterer Ariana Maher comesCritical Role: Vox Machina Originsseries II, the highly anticipated sequel to Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins series I. The beautiful first issue cover is by artist Fiona Staples. The series will be collected into a trade paperback collection in summer 2020.
In Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins series II, familiar faces from Critical Role’s smash-hit first campaign return as their escapades in Stilben lead them towards their next adventure—and a dire threat to Grog Strongjaw, the goliath barbarian, when he goes missing in the night. Tracking him down will see the party lose one member, gain another, and reveal parts of Grog’s secret past. But first, his friends have to actually find him.
Due to popular demand, Dark Horse and Critical Role will also release a trade paperback collection of Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins series I on October 15, 2019! Writers Matthew Mercer and Matthew Colville team with artist extraordinaire Olivia Samson and colorist and letterer Chris Northrop to tell the story of how Vox Machina first met. Originally released through Dark Horse Digital, theCritical Role: Vox Machina Origins series Ipaperback collection will be available for fans to purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, critrole.com, and in local comic shops! Featuring a cover by Stjepan Šejić, Critical Role fans can buy this 168-page collection for $19.99.
In late 2019, Dark Horse and Critical Role will release Critical Role: The Chronicles of Exandria — The Mighty Nein. With a stunning cover by Matteo Scalera and Moreno Dinisio, this gorgeous hardcover art collection contains materials presented chronologically from the first few story arcs of the Mighty Nein campaign. Featuring a wide variety of illustrations from the Critical Role fan community paired with text by cast members Liam O’Brien and Taliesin Jaffe, and art direction from Lauryn Ipsum, this 200-page tome retails for $39.99.
Gotham Academy creators Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl, with colorist MSASSYK and letterer Aditya Bidikar, will release Isola, Vol. 1 this October from Image Comics.
An evil spell has been cast on the Queen of Maar, and her Captain of the Guard will do anything to reverse it. Their only hope lies on an island half a world away—a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead.
This desperate quest is a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making.
Isola, Vol. 1 TP (Diamond code: JUL180153, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0922-7) will be available in comic book stores on Wednesday, October 24th. The final order cutoff for comics retailers is Monday, September 10th. It will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, October 30th.
Image Comics has revealed an all-new variant cover of the debut issue of Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl’s Isolaprovided by series artists Kerschl and Msassyk. Each issue of this lush fantasy series will boast a Cover A and a Cover B, featuring art from the series artists.
The kingdom of Maar is in peril. Rook, the captain of the Royal Guard, has fled the capital with Queen Olwyn. Together, they seek the fabled land of the dead, where lies their best hope of restoring the kingdom—and the Queen herself.
Isola #1, Cover A (Diamond code: FEB180500) and Cover B (Diamond code: JAN188864), hits comic book stores Wednesday, April 4th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, March 12th.