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Preview: Potions Inc. #3 (of 5)

Potions Inc. #3 (of 5)

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Stelladia (CA) Natasha Alterici
In Shops: Aug 17, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Geneva takes Ran and the twins to the one person on Earth who possesses the other half of the Fordstone, and boy does he have a story to tell. From him they learn about the Fordstone’s origins and the powerful wizard, Kanavin Goras, whose plan nearly destroyed Earth and Primaterra both. Naturally Goras’ lust for power wasn’t quenched all those years ago.

Potions Inc. #3 (of 5)

Mad Cave Studios Heads to Emerald City Comic Con

Bring the umbrella and join Mad Cave Studios at Emerald City Comic Con 2022 (ECCC) in Seattle, WA, for a celebration of pop culture from every corner of the nerdy galaxy, at booth #2001!

This year Mad Cave invites you to descend into the madness with them;  including an early peek at upcoming fall titles A Legacy of Violence and Nature’s Labyrinth via Con Exclusive Variants by Joseph Schmalke and Natasha Aterici, a Mad Cave Legacy Battlecats Con Exclusive Variant by Dan Panosian, or the limited edition Nottingham Hardcover signed by Shane Connery Volk and David Hazan!

A Legacy of Violence
Variant by Joseph Schmalke 

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Andrea Mutti (L) Rus Wooton

A Legacy of Violence follows Dr. Nick Shaw; an honest doctor just trying to help people. But one day, when a patient gets out of control, Nick suddenly begins recalling past memories he had kept hidden away. Find out what Nick has been repressing all these years and why, in the all-new, horror maxi series!

A Legacy of Violence

Nature’s Labyrinth
Variant by Natasha Alterici

(W) Zac Thompson (A) Bayliegh Underwood (C) Warnia Sahadewa (L) Rus Wooton

In the middle of the ocean lies a remote island complex lined with traps and an ever-changing landscape. The island was designed by a mysterious man known only as “Ahab” to test the will of the world’s most notorious criminals. Eight violent felons fight to the death over three days of relentless action in a Battle Royale-style game.

Nature’s Labyrinth

Battlecats
Legacy Variant by Dan Panosian

(W) Mark London (A) Michael Camelo (C) Tekino (L) Miguel Angel Zapata

Follow the reimagined Battlecats as they undertake a perilous quest through different regions in pursuit of The Dire Beast while unearthing dark secrets, and even darker enemies. Valderia and the Battlecats will never be the same.

Battlecats

Nottingham
Cover Artist: Shane Connery Volk

(W) David Hazan (A) Shane Connery Volk (C) Luca Romano (L) Joamette Gil

In this twisted medieval noir, the Sheriff of Nottingham hunts a serial killer with a penchant for tax collectors. The Sheriff’s investigation makes him the target of England’s most nefarious power-brokers. That’s to say nothing of the Merry Men, terrorists lurking amongst the trees of Sherwood, led by, an enigma known only as “Hood.” Mad Cave Studios presents: Nottingham, but not as you remember it…

Nottingham

Find yourself within the pages with the young adult imprint, Maverick! Each story is widely different from the other with one underlying theme in common, which is accepting yourself and being unapologetic for it. When fans buy the first three Maverick titles (Needle & Thread, Nightmare in Savannah, and World Class), Mad Cave Studios will giving the 4th one (Good Game, Well Played) for free, only at ECCC, booth #2001.

Those looking to snag a copy of The Last Session by Jasmine Walls this year at ECCC will also receive a special dice set to go along with it. So you can Roll for Initiative in style! 

Lastly, stop by SCC 303 at 12:45pm – 1:45pm PSTfor the panel Digital Marketing Secrets for Comic Book Creators, featuring Mad Cave Studio’s VP of Business Development, Mark Irwin, alongside other wonderful industry creatives!

Review: Haunted Beloved

A husband attempts to connect with his wife from beyond.

Story: Natasha Alterici
Art: Natasha Alterici

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.

Literati Press


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Preview: Potions Inc. #2 (of 5)

Potions Inc. #2 (of 5)

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Stelladia (CA) Natasha Alterici
In Shops: Jul 13, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Ran, Asteria, and Astreus Jones are seeking the stolen Fordstone amulet that belonged to their parents. What they don’t know is that Earth and Primaterra have more in common than they thought as they learn of another portion of the Fordstone hidden in the strange new world of enormous buildings, rainy skies, and… grunge music?

Potions Inc. #2 (of 5)

Preview: Potions Inc. #1 (of 5)

Potions Inc. #1 (of 5)

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Stelladia (CA) Natasha Alterici
In Shops: Jun 08, 2022
SRP: $3.99

The call of adventure always seems to hang up whenever Randelgast Jones tries to answer it, leaving him facing the dull future of working in his family’s successful potion shop. But when a powerful artifact is stolen from his parents and puts them under a terrible curse, Ran finally gets the quest he’s been after his whole life. He and his siblings set off to find the missing artifact – and its trail leads them from their homeland of Primaterra to the very strange realm of… Earth.

Potions Inc. #1

Literati Press in July sees the return of Natasha Alterici and The Black-Jack Demon collected

The Black-Jack Demon

Literati Press is rocking in July with some bit releases including the return of Natasha Alterici, the creator of Heathen. Alterici’s Haunted, Beloved as well as volume 1 of Nick Hermes’ genre-bending Western revenge tale, The Black-Jack Demon arrive on July 20.

Season one of The Black-Jack Demon follows young Silas across the Old West in search of the stranger that brutally murdered his father after destroying their family mine. Bent on revenge and following the trail of carnage left behind by the mysterious figure, the young man realizes he isn’t chasing a simple claim jumper, but something much, much darker. The trade also includes Nick Hermes’ comic debut, the sci-fi one-shot The Eternity Corridor. The Black-Jack Demon Vol. 1 will be available at comic shops everywhere– ask your local comic shop to order Previews Code MAY221620/

Haunted, Beloved is a one-shot story about love, death, closure, and grief. It marks the return of Alterici to drawing a full issue after she developed severe carpal tunnel syndrome drawing the second volume of Heathen. She continued writing, and was able to get corrective surgery in October 2021. The characters in Haunted, Beloved grapple with loss and loneliness in this sweet, supernatural tale. Alterici thanks the generosity of her fans and family for her return to comics

In the announcement, Alterici said:

It’s been a difficult time, but I was able to focus on my writing, and am now very excited to share these new stories with you.

Alterici and Literati Press have more big news coming soon. Haunted, Beloved will be available at comic shops everywhere– ask your local comic shop to order Previews Code MAY221621.

Haunted, Beloved
Haunted, Beloved

Magic is Upon Us in Potions Inc.

Between two magical lands comes Potions Inc., the all-new new adult comic series from Mad Cave Studios, written by Erik Burnham, with art by the amazing Stelladia; cover by Natasha Alterici and lettered by Micah Myers. At its heart, Potions Inc. is a coming-of-age fantasy story following three siblings on a quest to save their home while going on a journey of self discovery. 

When an important artifact is stolen from Ran and his family in Primaterra, he and his siblings must follow it to a dangerous, foreign land—Seattle, Washington! 

The call of adventure always seems to hang up whenever Randelgast Jones tries to answer it, leaving him facing the dull future of working in his family’s successful potion shop. But when a powerful artifact is stolen from his parents and puts them under a terrible curse, Ran finally gets the quest he’s been after his whole life. He and his siblings set off to find the missing artifact – and its trail leads them from their homeland of Primaterra to the very strange realm of…Earth.

Potions Inc. #1 hits shelves June 8.

Heathen Returns as Single Issues and Launches Vault Reserve

Vault Comics has announced that Natasha Alterici’s Heathen returns to the single issue format for Vault’s 5th anniversary. Heathen’s return marks the launch Vault Reserve, a line of definitive collector’s edition reprint publications featuring new and rare covers, exclusive back matter, and a deluxe, top-of-the-line presentation.

Created by Natasha Alterici, the international best-seller was selected as an American Library Association YALSA 2018 Great Graphic Novel For Teens, has seen more than 30 printings and is available in 36 countries around the world.

Heathen centers on the warrior Aydis, an outcast gay woman born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women. She is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin.

Heathen is currently in development for a feature film by Constantin Film and Prime Universe Films, with“Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke attached to direct. 

Heathen: Vault Reserve Edition #1 hits store shelves on February 16th, 2022.

The book that started it all…

Natasha Alterici’s HEATHEN returns to single issue format for our 5th anniversary to launch Vault Reserve, the definitive collector’s edition – featuring new and rare covers, as well as exclusive backmatter.

Aydis is a viking, a warrior, an outcast, and a self-proclaimed heathen. Aydis is friend to the talking horse Saga, rescuer of the immortal Valkyrie Brynhild, and battler of fantastic monsters. Aydis is a woman. Born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, she is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin.

Heathen: Vault Reserve Edition #1

Mad Cave Studios Reveals its 2022 Titles

Mad Cave Studios has announced their 2022 titles! From the traditional catalog all the way to the latest additions to the YA Maverick line, fans are invited to lurk around the cave once more and see what’s coming in 2022.

Speed Republic

(W) Ryan K Lindsay (A) Emanuele Parascandolo (C) Michele Monte (L) Joamette Gil
February 2022

In the future, Europe has come united under one man, The Autocrat.  He rules the apocalyptic landscape from corporate monopolies with a vision of unity that is gospel to some, but hollow to others. To distract the 99% from their poor and empty lives, the Grand Race is created. A marathon street race through Europe where only one driver can make it to the end and win a life of luxury. Sebastian Valencia enters with the hope that winning a future can make up for his wasted past, but along the way he starts to question what kind of future he is actually buying into.

Speed Republic

Obsidian Tomb

(W) Anthony Cleveland (A) Daniel Jimeno (C) Allison Hu (L) Justin Birch
April 2022

After a violent incident at a global supermax prison (Obsidian), Daniel Bracken, a governmental “cleaner” in hiding, is forced into becoming an inmate. Once inside, the prison hierarchy learns they made a mistake by bringing Bracken there– He no longer has any connection to the outside world and is now only focused on tearing the prison apart from the inside.

Obsidian Tomb

Potions Inc.

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Stelladia (CA) Natasha Alterici (L) Micah Myers
June 2022

In order to save their parents and home world of Primaterra from the dangerous curse of the Fordstone, three siblings travel to Earth…Seattle circa 1992 to be exact. With the help of FBI Special Agent Genevieve Garcia, the young Primaterrans; Ran, Asteria, and Astreus Jones track down the evil Kanavin Goras and attempt to save the world…both of them.

Potions Inc.

Tiger’s Tongue

(W) Olivia Stephens (A) Diansakhu Banton-Perry (CA) Odera Igbokwe (C) Bex Glendining (L) Joamette Gil
August 2022

HEED THE TIGER’S TONGUE, AND YOU WILL NOT BE LED ASTRAY. Under the militant rule of The Tiger’s People, empowered by their animal familiars, the Claw is on the brink of war. As twin Princesses Kelindi and Aridani come of age, their father King Oleandra reveals a secret prophecy foretold by the first Grand Tiger: should twins ever be born to the royal line, they would battle in a series of three trials to determine the fate of the crown. But as The River’s People, those who were subjugated “to bring order,” grow bolder, Kelindi realizes her dream of uniting the kingdom and her love for Aridani couldn’t be further apart.

Tiger’s Tongue

Nottingham: A King’s Ransom  #1

(W) David Hazan (A) Shane Connery Volk (C) Luca Romano (L) Joamette Gil
November 2022

When Richard the Lionheart is kidnapped and ransomed by Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI, Everard Blackthorne, the Sheriff of Nottingham is strongarmed into delivering the ransom and bringing the King home, on pain of death. The treacherous Prince John and his ally, King Phillip of France will stop at nothing to ensure Richard remains in captivity, so the Sheriff finds the unlikeliest of allies in none other than Robin Hood and the Merry Men. With Robin and the Sheriff away, Marian hatches her own devious plan to take back Nottingham.

Nottingham: A King's Ransom  #1

Announced last fall, Maverick, Mad Cave Studios’ young adult imprint, offers engaging and authentic stories for those who think differently, are not afraid to be independent, and fight for who they truly are. With titles that range from slice-of-life stories to urban fantasy and horror, each Maverick graphic novel will be an authentic and inspiring universal story of personal struggle where anyone can find themselves within the pages. 

World Class

(W) Jay Sandlin (A) Patrick Mulholland (C) Rebecca Nalty (L) Justin Birch
 February 2022

Colombian teen, Adrian Molina, steps into the world of international football as he joins the prestigious English preparatory school, Regents United. Along the way he has to deal with bullies, hormones, and his own anxiety.

World Class

Good Game, Well Played

(W) Rachael Smith (A) Katherine Lobo (L) Justin Birch
May 2022

A group of misfit high-schoolers must save the failing video game shop they work at from being torn down by a greedy landlord.

Good Game, Well Played

In the Shadow of the Throne

(W) Kate Sheridan (A) Gaia Cardinali (L) Micah Myers
 July 2022

When his younger siblings and parents become too much to bear while on vacation, Jordan tries to get some space. But instead of wandering around the local museum, Jason finds himself dropped into a fantasy world where he can finally have fun! Except in this Elven Kingdom, there’s a sinister secret kept hidden by the queen that’ll thrust Jordan, the rebellious Prince Astel, and the brave knight Sir Griffith in the middle of a magical battle they never could have anticipated.

In the Shadow of the Throne

Confetti Realms

(W) Nadia Shammas (A) Karnessa (C) Hackto (L) Micah Myers
September 2022

Follow the story of four New Jersey teens who, after breaking into a cemetery on Halloween, get transported to a strange and fantastical world by a mysterious automaton named Tom. When Tom sends them on a quest to gain him entry to a party at the end of the world, our unlikely (and mostly unwilling) heroes will have to navigate murderous frogs, an insect orchestra, and the cracks in their own friendships.

Confetti Realms

Preview: Women of Marvel #1

Women of Marvel #1

(W) Natasha Alterici, More (A) Eleonora Carlini, More (CA) Sara Pichelli
ONE-SHOT/Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $5.99

WHO RUNS THE WORLD? YOU ALREADY KNOW. CELEBRATE THE WOMEN OF MARVEL WITH AN EXTRAVAGANZA OF EXTRAORDINARY TALENT!
The future is female! Get in on the ground floor with this amazing assembly of writers and artists from all over entertainment. Comics legend Louise Simonson kicks things off with a must-read introduction! Nadia Shammas punches the glass ceiling with the Jade Giantess! Elsa Sjunneson grits her way to the front line with Captain Peggy Carter! Sophie Campbell goes feral with a bone-grinding Marrow story! Video game-and-comics writer Anne Toole makes her Marvel debut in a blaze of glory! Natasha Alterici of Heathen fame charges sword-first into the Marvel Universe! With astonishing art from new and established artists Kei Zama (Transformers, DEATH’S HEAD), Eleonora Carlini (Power Rangers, Batgirl), Skylar Patridge (Resonant, Relics of Youth), Joanna Estep (Fantastic Four, Fraggle Rock) and more, you’re sure to come away powered up and ready to slay – in high heels and boots alike.

Women of Marvel #1
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