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Exclusive Preview: Where Starships Go to Die #4

Where Starships Go to Die #4

Writer: Mark Sable
Artist: Alberto Locatelli
Colorist: Juancho!
Letterer: Rob Steen
Cover: Jeremy Haun w/ Nick Filardi
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 09.21.22

The crew of the Nautilus came to Point Nemo looking for the wreck of earth’s first starship. Now, the survivors find themselves trapped inside an intact rocket from a doomed Soviet mission to Mars. As depth charges cause the ship to flood, our heroes must battle an alien threat that’s already killed two of their comrades.

Where Starships Go to Die #4

Review: Book Of Shadows #1

Book of Shadows #1

Shadowman. Eternal Warrior. Punk Mambo. Doctor Mirage. The supernatural protectors of the Valiant Universe unite for the very first time to stand against a terrifying ancient threat: Exarch Fane. No one is safe as the fearsome foe has his cold hands on the Book of Shadows.

Master of horror Cullen Bunn and bone-chilling artist Vicente Cifuentes present Book Of Shadows, a supernatural event that forms a brand-new team in the Valiant Universe… but will they be enough to stop Fane’s wrath?

Continuing on from Cullen Bunn‘s brilliant run writing Shadowman comes the first issue of Book Of Shadows. I’ll admit to be very excited about this one not only because Bunn’s run on Shadowman is one of my favourite things to have come from Valiant recently (in fact, I don’t think there has been a bad run on Shadowman since 2012, if I’m honest), but also because of the inclusion of the Eternal Warrior – one of my favourite comic book characters across all publishers.

The story itself centres on the invasion of our world by demons following what has been written in the Book Of Shadows; fairly straight-forward stuff, yes, but it’s the way in which Bunn has framed the script that will keep you hooked. The narration boxes add more to the action than you would expect seeing as how they’re at times often unrelated to the goings on with the page’s art. Book Of Shadows #1 features art by Vicenty Cifuentes, colours by Nick Filardi and lettering provided by the ever-reliable Dave Sharpe; a creative team who unite to pull off a comic that plays on Bunn’s horror elements without shying away from some of the more traditional heroic images as characters do their thing within the pages.

As the debut issue of an event/miniseries book, this can be read alone; Bunn has structured the opening so that (assuming you have a passing knowledge of Shadowman) you’ll be more than able to enjoy the book (even if you don’t have a passing knowledge, you can still enjoy the book, in all honesty) – but it’s when this is read as the culmination of Bunn’s Shadowman run that it really comes together. Little plot hints and previous threads, character relationships all build upon what we’ve read before and they make sense.

Book Of Shadows is only the first issue, and while I can’t help but compare it to the earlier story Book Of Death because of the name, the new series is already starting to pull itself away from anything the Valiant universe seen yet. With this creative team at the helm, Book Of Shadows has earned its place as one of the series I’m most excited to read over the next few months.

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Vicente Cifuentes
Colourist: Nick Filardi Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Story: 9.1 Art: 8.9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Blink #1

Blink #1

(W) Christopher Sebela (A) Hayden Sherman, Nick Filardi, Frank Cvetkovic

Wren Booker was three when she was found catatonic and covered in blood on the streets of New York. Since that day, she’s been haunted by a childhood she can’t remember. After decades of searching, Wren stumbles upon a cryptic website streaming multiple CCT feeds from strange rooms in a ruined building and something clicks, setting off hidden memories that lead her back to a place she’s seen in lifelong nightmares. Hunting for answers, Wren breaks into the building, but instead finds herself entangled in the camera-filled dark mazes of a decayed social experiment known only as BLINK.

Eisner-nominated Christopher Sebela (Dirtbag Rapture), Hayden Sherman (Thumbs), and Nick Filardi (Rogue Planet) team up for a found-footage horror where uncovering your past will leave you trapped inside it.

Blink #1

Exclusive Preview: Where Starships Go to Die #2

Where Starships Go to Die #2

Writer: Mark Sable
Artist: Alberto Locatelli
Colorist: Juancho!
Letterer: Rob Steen
Cover: Jeremy Haun w/ Nick Filardi
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 7.13.2022

In a near-future ravaged by climate change, an African astronaut leads a desperate deep sea salvage mission to recover the wreck of humanity’s first interstellar starship. What he finds instead is a graveyard of the wrecks of impossible space missions that never reached their goal….and the mysterious entity that stopped them.

Where Starships Go to Die #2

Return to Devil’s Highway with Benjamin Percy and Brent Schoonover

AWA has announced the return of the hit series, Devil’s Highway by Benjamin Percy and Brent Schoonover. Picking up where Sharon Harrow and Quentin Skinner left off, the story dives deeper into the terrifying dark web of crime on highways everywhere. Nick Filardi provides the colors with lettering by Sal Cipriano.

A truck stacked with bodies is discovered along the US/Canada border, and Sharon Harrow and Quentin Skinner are on the case. They need to figure out how all of these corpses are connected—and when they uncover the terrifying truth, they will unearth a murder syndicate that has infiltrated the walls of the very institutions meant to protect us. Now, our heroes are on the run—hunted by law enforcement and the trucking community—framed for crimes they didn’t commit. 

Devil’s Highway Vol. 2 #1 will be available on May 4, 2022. 

Tim Drake returns in Batman: Urban Legends #10. Get a First Look

After an issue #6 appearance that left comic book fans slack-jawed, Robin returns to Gotham City just in time for the Holidays when Batman: Urban Legends #10 arrives in comic book stores and on participating digital platforms on Tuesday, December 14.

Written by Meghan Fitzmartin, the feature-length story “A Carol of Bats” features art by Alberto Albuquerque Jimenez (pencils/inks), Nick Filardi (colors), and Pat Brosseau (Letters). This continues Tim’s journey of self-discovery from Urban Legends #6, and sees Tim balancing his drive to fight crime with his desire to be a great partner. Amidst the ashes of a devastated Gotham City and Fear State, Tim Drake comes back to Gotham City to help Batman and Nightwing try and put the city back together again after its devastation at the hands of The Scarecrow and The Magistrate. Along the way, Tim tries to get Batman out of a Scrooge-level funk, where the Dark Knight has serious doubts about if he’s failed Gotham City, and if its citizens will stop being scared and angry enough to have hope for the future. 

Featuring a main cover by Belen Ortega, who’d previously drawn the Tim Drake story “The Sum of Our Parts.” and a powerful Azrael variant by Riccardo Federici, Batman: Urban Legends #10 also includes another feature-length (22 pages) Nightwing tale, by writer Tini Howard, marking her first DC story since 2016. Howard will take over as writer of Catwoman beginning with issue #39 in January. Featuring art by Christian Duce and colors by Sarah Stern, this follow-up to the events of Fear State follows Nightwing around the holiday season, avoiding attending the Bat-Family holiday party before he’s doused with Fear Toxin and forced to relive memories of his past, present, and future shown to him by three ghostly versions of Batgirl – Barbara Gordon, Stephanie Brown, and Cassandra Cain. 

Writer Dan Watters and artist Nikola Cizmesija conclude the three-part Azrael tale, “Dark Knight of the Soul,” with colors by Ivan Plascencia. In his return to Gotham City, Jean-Paul Valley faces off for a final time with the new villain Poor Fellow, who has a lot more to tell Jean-Paul about the legacy of Azrael than he ever knew. Batman: Urban Legends #10 also features a stunning Azrael variant cover by artist Riccardo Federici

Rounding out this issue is the heartbreaking close of the two-part story featuring the terrorizing twins Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, written by Punchline co-writer Sam Johns and Injustice: Unkillables artist Karl Mostert

Batman: Urban Legends #10 arrives in comic book shops and participating digital platforms on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

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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ComiXology Features Five New Including new Legends of the Dark Knight and Truth & Justice

There are five new releases available now on comiXology. Get new comics from Yen Press, Harlequin, iPOP, and DC including two DC Digital Firsts. Start shopping now or check them out below.

Legends of the Dark Knight (2021-) #14

Written by Brandon M. Easton
Pencils Karl Mostert
Inks Karl Mostert
Colored by David Baron
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CATECHISM FINALE! Instead of fighting each other, Batman and Azrael will need to pool their resources to stop the might of Ra’s Al Ghul and the League of Assassins from getting away with the Vessell of St. Januarius!

Legends of the Dark Knight (2021-) #14

Truth & Justice (2021-) #18

Written by Andrew Aydin
Pencils Juni Ba
Inks Juni Ba
Colored by Nick Filardi
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As Batman and Ra’s al Ghul wage a battle around him, Damian is left to ponder a life altering question: choose immortality and stand at his grandfather’s side or choose mortality and continue on his path alongside his father.

Truth & Justice (2021-) #18

Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One #57

Written by Kumo Kagyu
Art by Shingo Adachi, Noboru Kannatuki, Kento Sakaeda
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This series is rated Adults Only
DISCLAIMER: graphic sexuality gore
Cow Girl’s uncle reflects on how he came to share his roof with two people, and Goblin Slayer’s party continues on its journey… Read the next chapter of Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One the same day as Japan!

Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One #57

Monster Me: Lion Queen (Teacher’s Edition)

Written by iPOP! Labs
Art by Maxflan Araujo, Davide Puppo
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LeMon’s adventure has her testing out the goods of 3 LIONS. But what will happen when those 3 lions find out a MONSTER has been messing with their stuff? Includes a teacher’s guide.

Monster Me: Lion Queen (Teacher's Edition)

Truth Or Dare

Written by Jolie Kramer
Art by Kazuna Uchida
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To break out of her routine, Megan decides to go on a trip to indulge in a romantic fling. Ever since her right leg was disabled and her heartless ex-boyfriend dumped her because of it, Megan’s found it difficult to get back in the love game. While on her trip, she uses a leg brace to pretend that her leg is fractured. There, she meets Luke Webster, the most beautiful man she has ever seen, and the two spend a hot, steamy night together. With her goal completed, Megan’s ready to move on and forget him, but Luke insists on continuing their relationship. She can’t keep lying to him, but she can’t resist his invitation…

Truth Or Dare

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10 New Comics Await on comiXology

There’s ten new comics available now on comiXology. You can get new releases from Noeve Grafx, DC Comics, Yen Press, Harlequin, and iPOP. Get shopping now or check out the releases below.

Legends of the Dark Knight (2021-) #13

Written by Brandon M. Easton
Pencils Karl Mostert
Inks Karl Mostert
Colored by David Baron
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CATCHEISM BEGINS! Batman heads to Rome to stop Ra’s Al Ghul and the Leage of Assassins from getting their hands on an ancient artifact that they want to use to exacerbate the power of the Lazarus Pits. What Batman doesn’t know is that the artifcat is already under the protection of the Order of St. Dumas, specifically, AZRAEL! From the creative team of Critically Acclaimed Writer Brandon Easton and rising star artist Karl Mostert!

Legends of the Dark Knight (2021-) #13

Truth & Justice (2021-) #17

Written by Andrew Aydin
Pencils Juni Ba
Inks Juni Ba
Colored by Nick Filardi
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Captured and taken to Turkey, Robin’s battle with Tarhun and Arinitti takes him on a crash course through the city. But who is pulling the gods’ strings and what does he want Damian for?

Truth & Justice (2021-) #17

Arrête de me chauffer, Nagatoro Vol. 2

Written by Nanashi
Art by Nanashi
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Nagatoro est en seconde. Pleine d’assurance, joueuse, moqueuse, elle se découvre un jour un passe-temps favori : martyriser son “Senpai”, lycéen de première timide et mal dans sa peau. Nagatoro taquine, agace, aguiche, va parfois trop loin… mais qu’a-t-elle vraiment derrière la tête ? Et si derrière ses moqueries elle cachait une véritable affection ? Et si finalement, ses farces permettaient à Senpai de s’affirmer ?

Arrête de me chauffer, Nagatoro Vol. 2

Arrête de me chauffer, Nagatoro (édition Deluxe) Vol. 2

Written by Nanashi
Art by Nanashi
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Nagatoro est en seconde. Pleine d’assurance, joueuse, moqueuse, elle se découvre un jour un passe-temps favori : martyriser son “Senpai”, lycéen de première timide et mal dans sa peau. Nagatoro taquine,
agace, aguiche, va parfois trop loin… mais qu’a-t-elle vraiment derrière la tête ? Et si derrière ses moqueries elle cachait une véritable affection ? Et si finalement, ses farces permettaient à Senpai de s’affirmer ?

Arrête de me chauffer, Nagatoro (édition Deluxe) Vol. 2

Deux en même temps

Written by Leslie Kelly
Art by Mao Karino
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Chloé a été embauchée par Troy pour travailler sur un projet de design de vitrines dans un grand magasin. Elle était enthousiasmée par le travail et surprise lorsqu’elle a vu Troy danser, sans porter de chemise et sous la pluie. Il est toujours si sérieux ! Quand elle découvre ce nouveau côté chez lui, elle tombe amoureuse. Mais il est toujours professionnel et strict au bureau. Elle a de nouveau rencontré le côté passionné de Troy en Floride et a été séduite… mais maintenant il s’appelle Trent ! Quand ils sont rentrés chez eux, Troy a fait semblant de ne pas se souvenir de la nuit chaude qu’ils avaient partagée en Floride ! À quel jeu joue-t-il?

Deux en même temps

Goblin Slayer #61

Written by Kumo Kagyu
Art by Kousuke Kurose
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This series is rated Adults Only
DISCLAIMER: graphic sexuality gore
Wizard Boy has rushed ahead and found the captive adventurer, but will soon learn that you underestimate goblins at your own peril… Read the next chapter of Goblin Slayer at the same time as Japan!

Goblin Slayer #61

Hinowa ga CRUSH! #42

Written by Takahiro
Art by Strelka
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This series is rated Adults Only
DISCLAIMER: graphic sexuality
Hinowa and her allies set off to the east in search of the next man recommended by the elder. Read the next chapter of Hinowa ga CRUSH! at the same time as Japan!

Hinowa ga CRUSH! #42

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Vol. 1

Written by Coolkyousinnjya
Art by Coolkyousinnjya
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Un matin, la tête enfarinée après une nuit de beuverie, Kobayashi voit débarquer sur le pas de sa porte… un dragon. Ou plutôt une dragonne fantasque, dénommée Thor, qui a décidé de son propre chef de se mettre à son service !

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Vol. 1

Monster Me #2: Body Chemistry (Teacher’s Edition)

Written by iPOP! Labs
Art by Cocoon Productions, Maxflan Araujo, Davide Puppo, Irene Yeom
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Learn about nutrition and sugar through comics! Follow the adventures of Midori and Perla, a Cookie Monster and a few friends as they go on an adventure to discover why Perla still feels hungry after eating a big meal. Includes a teacher’s guide.

Monster Me #2: Body Chemistry (Teacher's Edition)

Welcome to the Ballroom Vol. 1

Written by Tomo Takeuchi
Art by Tomo Takeuchi
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Collégien en déroute, Tatara Fujita ne sait pas quoi faire de sa vie. Il n’a ni talent particulier, ni passion, ni grande envie de chercher. Il n’est ni très costaud, ni très courageux, et n’a pas vraiment confiance en lui. Le hasard et une bande de caïds mal intentionnés lui feront rencontrer Kaname Sengoku, danseur professionnel qui à la suite d’un quiproquo le traînera jusqu’à un nouveau studio de danse de salon. Tatara y découvre l’univers de la danse sportive. Une révélation qui bouleversera son quotidien puis toute sa vie…

Welcome to the Ballroom Vol. 1

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ComiXology Features 8 New Comics Including The Joker Presents and Truth & Justice

There are eight new comics today on comiXology from DC, iPOP, AAM-Markosia, Harlequin, and Magnetic Press. Get shopping now or check out the releases below.

The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox (2021-) #2

Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Pencils Joshua Hixson, Jesús Merino
Inks Joshua Hixson, Jesús Merino
Colored by Joshua Hixson, Ulises Arreola Palomera
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The mystery of “WHO KILLED THE RIDDLER” heats up as Joker, now incarcerated and under interrogation by Commissioner Jim Gordon, retells his version of events, starting with the victim himself on the hunt for an all-powerful weapon. How did the other Gotham villains get involved, and why? What does this weapon do, and why does Riddler want it? Who had skin in the game, and who could stand to lose everything? It’s a whodunit spiraling out of control, retold by the world’s most unreliable narrator. See if you can spot the clues and solve the puzzle!

The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox (2021-) #2

Truth & Justice (2021-) #16

Written by Andrew Aydin
Pencils Juni Ba
Inks Juni Ba
Colored by Nick Filardi
Cover by Juni Ba
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It’s Damian’s birthday, and the Bat Family is throwing him a surprise party in the cave! But it seems someone has other plans when a pair of ancient Hittite deities crash the party!

Truth & Justice (2021-) #16

1000 Storms #3

Written by Tony Sandoval
Art by Tony Sandoval
Cover by Tony Sandoval
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When the other kids travel through the mysterious tree that Lisa had discovered, they unwittingly let the demon King loose! Despite their cruelty, she knows its up to her to stop the invasion!

1000 Storms #3

Genu Vol. 4: Volume 4

Written by Tommaso Todesca
Art by Alexandra Fastovets
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The Ego-ID of Gao Raj Anand is willing to help our three Mercurians. A team of rebels from the T.I.N. organization should be able to meet with them soon. But what’s Feng concocting in his virtual world? He finally understands the identity of the mysterious girl who appeared in the desert… but why is she here?

Genu Vol. 4: Volume 4

L’épouse du sultan du harem

Written by Annie West
Art by Shion Hanyu
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Jacqui, rédactrice de magazine, a rencontré Asim, un sultan, dans son pays lorsqu’elle a visité Jazeer. Ils se sont rencontrés dans le harem, resté longtemps inutilisé. Asim, extrêmement confiant, regardait Jacqui avec beaucoup d’intérêt – leurs personnalités étaient complètement opposées et il était fasciné par elle. Il ne faut pas longtemps non plus pour ue Jacqui soit entièrement captivée par le charme d’Asim. Elle était remplie de bonheur quand Asim lui a fait l’amour… jusqu’à ce qu’elle apprenne que le roi avait rencontré un certain nombre de princesses potentielles…

L'épouse du sultan du harem

Riley

Written by Lori Foster
Art by Mao Kirisaka
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After a terrifying explosion, Regina is convinced that she has a stalker and begins taking self-defense lessons from instructor Riley Moore. Riley, a former SWAT member, feels a strong attraction to Regina and decides to investigate her case. While she’s scared for her life, Regina feels at ease when she’s with Riley, and she has no choice but to admit that there’s a sizzling connection growing between them. But Regina’s past trauma prevents her from having the confidence to take the next step in their relationship…

Riley

Monster Me: Monster Maker

Written by iPOP! Labs
Art by Maxflan Araujo, Julieta Colas, Davide Puppo
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Newmon’s magical “pend” draws ANYTHING – including any toy or product he could ever want. But after he owns EVERYTHING, does he really have it all?

Monster Me: Monster Maker

Plague #8

Written by Dennis Fallon, Jason Palmatier
Art by Zachary Brunner
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As Robb finds himself face to face with a Pope bent on revenge, Warbishop Moray is plagued by a crisis of kindness. Meanwhile, something lurks in the walls of this great, old castle–whispering to the imprisoned fey about the end of an age and the extinction of mythical creatures. Has this whole journey been for naught? Danger and treachery have always been the hallmark of PLAGUE, but this issue takes us to the darkest places yet…

Plague #8

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