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Mad Cave Studios Goes Maverick with a New YA Imprint

Maverick logo

Mad Cave Studios has announced its all-new young adult graphic novel imprint, Maverick! The lineup, which will kick off Fall 2021, includes bi-monthly releases from industry veterans and talented newcomers, featuring titles: Nightmare in Savannah; World Class; Needle & ThreadGood Game, Well Played; Of Her Own Design.

Mad Cave’s very own Editor-in-Chief, Chris Sanchez, will be overseeing every Maverick title and working closely with the editorial staff as well as the creatives behind each title.

Check out what’s coming to comic store shelves soon!


Nightmare in Savannah

(W) Lela Gwenn (A/CO/CA) Rowan MacColl (L) Micah Myers 

Football is a religion where Adrian “The Colombian Cannon” Molina comes from, and thanks to his wicked right leg he has a clear shot at the promised land of the European Junior Leagues. But when a football scout offers him a full scholarship to an elite prep school in London, the news seems too good to be true. His enrollment hits a snag upon meeting the team’s star striker, Titan Evans. Titan is everything Adrian is not — rich, powerful, and connected. Most of all, Titan possesses a hunger to dominate the pitch no matter who or what stands in his way. The constant fighting, teasing, and bullying intensifies Adrian’s crippling anxiety as he is constantly concerned for his spot on the team. All of that changes the day Luciano DeSilva, the team’s star midfielder, takes him under his wing and gives Adrian the confidence to be himself and value not only his position on the team but in the world.

Nightmare in Savannah

World Class

(W) Jay Sandlin (A/CA) Patrick Mullholland (CO) Rebecca Nalty (L) Justin Birch

Football is a religion where Adrian Molina, aka The Colombian Cannon, comes from, and thanks to his wicked right leg, he has a clear shot at the promised land of the European Junior Leagues. But when a football scout offers him a full scholarship to an elite prep school in London, the news seems too good to be true. His enrollment hits a snag upon meeting the team’s star striker, Titan Evans. Titan is everything Adrian is not — rich, powerful, and connected. Most of all, Titan possesses a hunger to dominate the pitch no matter who or what stands in his way. The constant fighting, teasing and bullying cause Adrian to experience crippling anxiety as he is constantly concerned for his spot on the team. All of that changes the day Luciano DeSilva, the team’s star midfielder takes him under his wing and gives Adrian the confidence to be himself and value not only his position on the team but in the world.

World Class

Needle & Thread

(W) David Pinckney (A/CO/CA) Ennun Ana Lurov (L) Micah Myers

Choosing between living the life you want and living the life your “supposed to” is not always an easy choice. Noah, embracing his truest-self, wants to pursue a career in costume design, something his loving, but traditional, parents would never approve of. Azarie, the perfect, model daughter of a very stern, political family, dreams of embracing the hobbies she secretly loves, hobbies her social circle would never abide by. The two live different lives and their social statuses keep them from ever crossing paths until they have a chance encounter that exposes some common ground: the desire to live the life they’ve chosen for themselves. Together, the two set out to put it all on the line and show everyone who they really are and what they want to achieve through the unlikely medium of cosplay. Their friendship will be tested and their faith in themselves and each other will be tried, but by staying true to themselves they discover that they truly need each other.

Needle & Thread

Good Game, Well Played

(W) Rachael Smith (A/CO/CA) Katherine Lobo (L) Justin Birch

It’s 2005, and Sienna is really not looking forward to flying back into her hometown to say goodbye to one of the people she called family. Though that feels like a lifetime ago.

It’s 1999. And Sienna is looking forward to what is shaping up to be the Perfect Summer in her Perfect Life. She has a job working in the local video game store, Game Champ, with her four best friends, and that’s how it was going to be forever… At least that’s what they thought, until Jason Silver, the money-hungry landlord threatened to shut down the store. Now, the kids must work together to save Game Champ, but with Art’s huge crush on Sienna, Jo’s crippling self-doubt, Sid’s obsession with his band, and Hope’s mysterious living situation getting in the way… how likely are they to succeed?

Good Game, Well Played

Of Her Own Design

(W) Birdie Willis (A/CA) Jess Taylor (CO) Stephanie Palladino

In the small town of Holden, sixteen-year-old Brie Page has been struggling with a tremendous bout of writer’s block. And that’s a problem. One of many she has, actually. Parents that constantly fight, her former best friend/current bully Viv Kinsley, and the gorgeous new girl Kay Ardiger are causing a bit of stress. Brie used to hide from it all by creating her own fictional worlds and stories, but all of that seems so far away now.

All of that changes when an unexpected encounter with a mischievous bookseller, Ambrose Chance, leaves Brie with a magical pen. One that breaks through her writer’s block and causes her stories to flow onto the page… Too bad the whole town of Holden had to get caught up in it too when her stories come to life. Now, when the most important people in her life are stuck in fantastical tales, Brie needs to save them by diving into her worlds and facing her worries head-on. Which would be fine… if only she was better at writing endings.

Of Her Own Design

Preview: Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #7

Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #7

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Roberta Ingranata
Cover A: Sanya Anwar
Cover B: Will Brooks Photo
Cover C: Rachael Smith
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: May 1, 2019

The Thirteenth Doctor continues her second comic adventure under the pen of Eisner Award nominee Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Stranger Things, Star Wars, Faith, Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows)! Fresh adventures through time and space!

Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #7

The 24 Panels Anthology Features, Alan Moore, Kieron Gillen, and More to Benefit the Grenfell Fire Survivors

Image Comics has announced the forthcoming 24 Panels Anthology, curated by New York Times bestselling creator Kieron Gillen with co-editor Steve Thompson, and featuring work from some of the most celebrated storytellers and artists in the industry. The charity anthology will benefit the survivors of the Grenfell fire.

In June 2017, the Grenfell fire killed 72 people in a 24-story tower block in West London. 24 Panels is an anthology comic to support the PTSD needs of the survivors. The 24 Panels Anthology will be comprised of 24 stories, each no longer than 24 panels. Half drawn from professional creators who volunteered their time and half drawn from open submissions, 24 PANELS is about community, hope, and (most of all) raising as much money as possible.

Al Ewing, Alan Moore, Alex de Campi, Antony Johnston, Caspar Wijngaard, Dan Watters, Dilraj Mann, Doug Braithwaite, Gavin Mitchell, Laurie Penny, Leigh Alexander, Lizz Lunney, Melinda Gebbie, Paul Cornell, Rachael Smith, Ram V, Robin Hoelzemann, Rosy Higgins, Sara Kenney, Sarah Gordon, Ted Brandt, Tom Humberstone, Tula Lotay, and more will contribute to 24 Panels.

24 Panels (Diamond Code SEP180079, ISBN: 978-1-5343-1126-8) will be available in comic book stores on Wednesday, November 21st. The final order cutoff for comics retailers is Monday, October 8th.

It will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, November 27th and can be pre-ordered at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Indiebound, and Indigo.

Preview: Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #10

DOCTOR WHO: THE TWELFTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #10

Writer: Richard Dinnick
Artist: Francesco Manna
Cover A: Simon Myers, Rachael Smith
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: David Carr
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: December 6, 2017

All new adventure begins for the Twelfth Doctor, Bill and Nardole! Celebrate the most recent TARDIS team in all its glory!

Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #12

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #12

Writers: Rob Williams, Alex Paknadel
Artists: Ivan Rodriguez, J.B. Bastos
Cover A: Simon Myers, Rachael Smith
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Andy Carr
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: November 29, 2017

The Eleventh Doctor’s Third Year is nearly at an end! With all the Sapling has learned and experienced alongside its Dzparentsdz… Can it avoid becoming the genocidal weapon it was born to be?

Preview: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Year Three #11

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #11

Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Giorgia Sposito
Cover A: Simon Myers & Rachael Smith
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: David Carr ​
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: November 22, 2017

THE GOOD COMPANION – PART ONE!

The endgame begins for the Tenth Doctor’s third year! Can Gabby Gonzales be saved, or does the universe have other, more fatal plans?

Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year 3 #4

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR 3 #4

Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: Simon Fraser
COVER A – REGULAR By Wellington Diaz
COVER B – PHOTO By Will Brooks
COVER C – By Rachael Smith
COVER D – By Arianna Florean
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: April 12

The adventures of the Eleventh Doctor continue!

Preview: Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #1

DOCTOR WHO: THE TWELFTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #1

Writer: George Mann
Artist: Mariano Laclaustra
Cover A: Josh Burns
Cover B: Photo variant
Cover C: Rachael Smith
Cover D: Mariano Laclaustra
Cover E: Antonio Fuso
Cover F: Pasquale Qualano
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: April 12

The astounding Year Two team of George Mann, Rachael Stott and Mariano Laclaustra returns!

The Doctor is ready for a BRAND NEW set of thrilling adventures in time and space…

A super-accessible jumping on point for new readers, Year Three will now ship monthly.

Preview: Norman: The First Slash #5

NORMAN: THE FIRST SLASH #5

Writer / Artist: Stan Silas
Cover A: Ryan Browne
Cover B: Rachael Smith
Cover C: Sonia Leong
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: April 5

FINAL ISSUE!

FINAL PART OF THE SMASH-HIT HORROR COMEDY FROM VISIONARY WRITER/ARTIST STAN SILAS! The class trip is totally not going to plan… the kids have stumbled across a massacred town! And this time, Norman definitely didn’t have anything to do with it! But he’d sure like to get some tips from whoever’s behind this horror! Will any of them make it out alive?

Preview: Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #11

DOCTOR WHO: THE NINTH DOCTOR #11

Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Cris Bolton
Cover A: Wellington Diaz
Cover B: Photo, Will Brooks
Cover C: Rachael Smith
Cover D: Arianna Florean
FC – 32pp – $3.99
On sale: March 29

From best-selling writer Cavan Scott (Vikings, Doctor Who)! Art by Chris Bolson (Danger Girl, The Shadow)! Brand-new story arc begins with SIN-EATERS PART ONE! Perfect jumping-on point for new readers.

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