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The Queen is here in Maeve: Rising Warrior

A heroic action adventure, set in an ancient Irish world 2000 years ago – a world controlled by courage, magic and myth – this is the world of Maeve: Rising Warrior, destined to become Ireland’s greatest female warrior and queen.

In the past, Maeve’s story has been told by Irish monks and British historians largely as a supporting character to other heroes, but she is a heroic and noble character who lived as all great mythic heroes lived. This is the story of Maeve, the person. The girl who grew into a powerful woman, warrior and queen.

All hail the Queen this December from Red 5 Comics. Maeve: Rising Warrior is written by Cristiano Seixas and Kevin G Corcoran with art by Caio Majado.

Maeve: Rising Warrior

See what’s coming in December from Red 5 Comics

MAEVE: RISING WARRIOR #1

(W) Cristiano Seixas, Kevin G Corcoran (A) Caio Majado (CA) Caio Majado, Ed Benes
FC · 40 pages · $5.95
Available December 14, 2022
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Discover the story of Maeve, Ireland’s greatest heroine of antiquity. The Irish warrior Queen of Connacht, who became High Queen of all Ireland and an Irish Goddess, through her will, strength and prowess over men. Her name means “intoxicating.” She was the most beautiful and powerful woman in ancient Ireland more than 2000 years ago. Skilled in the arts of Celtic Druid magic and sorcery, learn how she discovers her powers and strengths to become Ireland’s greatest female hero!

MAEVE: RISING WARRIOR #1

THE ATONEMENT BELL #2

(W) Jim Ousley (A) Tyler Ruff
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available December 7, 2022
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After a shocking death rocks the congregation, Jake, Baby Al, and Sara attempt to unravel the connection between an ancient myth and the ritualistic scars that suddenly appear on Jake’s body. Across town, the Sovereign reveals her true identity as the blood children visit Jake in a last ditch effort to save his soul.

THE ATONEMENT BELL #2

DEAD KINGDOM #3

(W/A) Etienne Derepentigny
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available December 21, 2022s
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The undead is marching! Everywhere they go, death follows. Has each one who dies is one more for the horde, Kain and his friends still search for his love. But will the sight of what the dead are truly capable of, push the group to take a stand? While the actual danger lies in the shadow when a mysterious figure comes to claim his prize.

DEAD KINGDOM #3

See Red 5 Comics’ releases in November 2022

THE ATONEMENT BELL #1

(W) Jim Ousley (A) Tyler Ruff
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available November 9, 2022
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Months after a brutal tragedy, young Jake and his mother travel to St. Louis to visit their estranged family during the holidays. Soon, Jake, his cousin Baby Al, and their Bosnian friend Sara must fight for their very lives when they discover the truth about the city’s devastating secret past.

THE ATONEMENT BELL #1

DEAD KINGDOM #3

(W/A) Etienne Derepentigny
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available November 23, 2022
SEP221946

As we explore who made this man a soldier, Kain’s origin is told. A lonely baby is left in the woods next to his dead mother. Kain is found by the legendary commander Arthur who saw not only a child, but a future solder waiting to be molded into the perfect image of himself. But is Kain more than a ruthless killer? Will he stand in front of injustice and become the man he is destined to be?

DEAD KINGDOM #3

AUGUST: PURGATORY UNDERGROUND #4

(W/A) Benjamin Morse
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available November 16, 2022
SEP221945

The final hours of Captain August! Shaken and crippled after his confrontation with his arch-enemy, August launches a desperate plan to save as many of his new allies as he can from the villainous rebel fleet and their cyborg commander. He’s been hounded, hurt and humbled- but he’s not going down without a fight! The astonishing conclusion!

AUGUST: PURGATORY UNDERGROUND #4

DRAGON WHISPERER SEARCH FOR OBSIDIAN #6

(W) Alex Deluca (A / CA) Mauricio Caballero
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available November 6, 2022
SEP221947

Held fast in shackles, The Dragon Whisperer and The Dragon ruminate on the awful things they’ve done; tragedies that have upturned their own lives, the lives of the ones they love, and even time itself. But, along with this reflection, comes growth, and so too the opportunity to make up for these failures. In this thrilling conclusion they deliver miracles that will change the destiny of everything, with the promise of a mighty future to come.

DRAGON WHISPERER SEARCH FOR OBSIDIAN #6

MACHINE GIRL HOLIDAY SPECIAL

(W) Matts, Damian Connelly, Tomas Wortley (A) Nahuel Grego, Emiliano Correa, Daniel Romero
FC · 56 pages · $5.99
Available November 30, 2022
SEP221950

Special ONE-SHOT! 48 pages of story content + cardboard cover! Three short stories from three creative teams explore the world of Machine Girl in an all-new format! Machine Girl takes human holidays to space! From an early age, Megan has been obsessed with an old planet called Earth. From the horrific Halloween to the cheerful Christmas, its holidays will make their way into her days at the farm, and even into her life on an intergalactic pirate ship!

MACHINE GIRL HOLIDAY SPECIAL

MEGA VOL. 2 #2

(W) Salvador Sanz (A / CA) Salvador Sanz
FC · 48 pages · $7.99
Available November 2, 2022
SEP221948

The Jackals, ancient beings trapped deep in the planet’s depths, are being freed by a rebellious teenage boy. But the Jackals are not interested in us or our world. They have come to devour something more important than mere flesh. They have come to devour time itself. Salvador Sanz delivers a new chapter in the successful Mega saga!

MEGA VOL. 2 #2

78 MPH VOL. 1

(W) Mauro Mantella (A) Tomas Aira
FC · 96 pages · $12.95
Available November 16, 2022
SEP221949

Earth is no longer what it used to be. An environmental catastrophe has transformed the atmosphere into a large magnifying glass that enhances solar radiation, and a nuclear disaster has slowed down the rotation speed of the planet. Anyone that moves slower than 78 miles per hour will not be able to escape the scorching sun. Only a small group of people was able to survive in this new world, constantly moving in a huge rolling city that can never stop.

78 MPH VOL. 1

The bell tolls in November in The Atonement Bell

There’s nothing better for Halloween than a good ghost story. Butcher Queen creator Jim Ousley, artist Tyler B. Ruff, Benjamin Sawyer, and Eisner nominated letterer Ed Dukeshire have a great one up their sleeves when The Atonement Bell debuts this November from Red 5 Comics.

When young Jake loses his father in a terrible tragedy, he and his mother return to St. Louis to visit their estranged family for the holidays. Before they know it they are bound up in a conflict between the Catholic Church and a coven leaving Jake and his family fighting for their lives as the devastating secrets of the city are unearthed.

The bell tolls for you this November wherever Red 5 Comics are sold.

The Atonement Bell

See what’s coming to shops in October from Red 5 Comics

DEAD KINGDOM #2

(W/A) Etienne Derepentigny
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available October 26, 2022
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After the shocking discovery and the loss of his fellow soldiers, Kain with the help of another survivor must find the strength to carry on and get back to his love Alice. Let’s hope he gets to Field Valley before the undead does. The second issue of a 5-part story arc, Dead Kingdom is a multi-layered saga that will explore a world where sorcery, brotherhood, and love collide with the rising nightmare of the living dead.

DEAD KINGDOM #2

AUGUST: PURGATORY UNDERGROUND #3

(W/A) Benjamin Morse
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available October 19, 2022
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Alone and injured, Captain August finds himself in the fight of his life against an invincible opponent: Baron Siegan, evil leader of the rebellion. And even if August survives, he doesn’t have long until the vicious rebel fleet destroys the planet he’s trapped on-and everyone on it!

AUGUST: PURGATORY UNDERGROUND #3

MYSTERY BROTHERS #4

(W) Quentin Lee (A) Elis Zill
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available October 12, 2022
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Inside Profitt Corp’s headquarters, with the help of their father’s virtual AI, Jin tries to rescue his mom while his mysterious half brother discovers his unearthly origin and a new power that leads to an unexpected final conclusion. Can Jin and Adam escape the claws of evil entrepreneur Abel Proffitt?

MYSTERY BROTHERS #4

DRAGON WHISPERER SEARCH FOR OBSIDIAN #5

(W) Alex Deluca (A / CA) Mauricio Caballero
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available October 5, 2022
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A Meeting of Monsters. On one side, Obsidian in the Dragon. On the other side, Ack the Goblin. Once the closet of brothers for hundreds of years, now eternal enemies. Entangled amidst the clash skulks vile Captain Raven, manipulating the scene in only the way that he can. When the dust settles, the plight of all creatures of Galda will forever be altered.

DRAGON WHISPERER SEARCH FOR OBSIDIAN #5

Red 5 Comics’ releases in September 2022

DEAD KINGDOM #1

(W/A) Etienne Derepentigny
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available September 28, 2022
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A mysterious plague is haunting the kingdom. With the help of a peacekeeper, a group of soldiers investigate a village that may hold the answers to what is happening. But the truth is far worse that everyone could ever imagine. Dead Kingdom is a five-part, multi layered saga that will explore a world where sorcery, brotherhood, and love collide with the rising nightmare of the living dead.

DEAD KINGDOM #1

AUGUST: PURGATORY UNDERGROUND #2

(W/A) Benjamin Morse
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available September 21, 2022
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Stranded on a decaying planet occupied by a secret enemy army, Captain August and his new ally, Sheriff Cossato, organize a resistance. But they soon find that a deadly foe from August’s past has been reborn with one goal-revenge!

AUGUST: PURGATORY UNDERGROUND #2

MYSTERY BROTHERS #2

(W) Quentin Lee (A) Elis Zill
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available September 14, 2022
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Taking shelter with their friends in Brooklyn, Jin has a vision that the Maria robots will rebel and take over the world. With the help of their late father’s virtual AI, Jin and his mysterious half brother Adam infiltrate Proffitt Corp’s headquarters to rescue Jin’s mom and discover Adam’s mysterious origin.

MYSTERY BROTHERS #2

DRAGON WHISPERER SEARCH FOR OBSIDIAN #4

(W) Alex Deluca (A / CA) Mauricio Caballero
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available September 7, 2022
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Astonishing things happen for Rosalinda the Dragon Whisperer, and her friends! Some of these changes to her amazing abilities are beautiful. Some are horrible. Her quest to save Obsidian the Dragon comes to a shocking turning point. Hundreds of years in the past, big things change for the young Obsidian and his creature companions too. He learns that when powerful magic is used, it could change the world. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse!

DRAGON WHISPERER SEARCH FOR OBSIDIAN #4

Red 5 Comics reveals what’s coming in August 2022

AUGUST: PURGATORY UNDERGROUND #1

(W/A) Benjamin Morse
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available August 24, 2022
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As a long civil war ends, the once celebrated hero Captain August finds himself in the center of an intergalactic controversy. Running out of time and options, he accepts a dangerous mission to a decaying planet- and finds that the war isn’t nearly over! An action-packed sci-fi thriller that remixes the nostalgia of 80’s cartoons in a contemporary style!

AUGUST: PURGATORY UNDERGROUND #1

MYSTERY BROTHERS #2

(W) Quentin Lee (A) Elis Zill
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available August 17, 2022
JUN221862

After escaping from the research facility where their father died in an explosion, Jin and his mysterious half brother Adam are rescued by a fishing boat. When they return to Manhattan, his father’s boss Abel Profitt sends the lethal Maria robots to hunt Adam down and kidnap Jin’s mother as a hostage. Can the teenage boys outsmart Profitt Corp?

MYSTERY BROTHERS #2

DRAGON WHISPERER SEARCH FOR OBSIDIAN #3

(W) Alex Deluca (A / CA) Glen Fernandez
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available August 10, 2022
JUN221861

Rosalinda, The Dragon Whisperer, and her brave friends embark on a deadly stage of their rescue of Obsidian, the last dragon; The Flats! Full of danger and traps! Rosalinda learns that it is not only dragons she can “whisper” to. In the distant past, a growing Obsidian begins to lead his legion of creatures, utilizing his flourishing magical abilities to horrific failure! Meanwhile, an old adversary shows up to tempt the savage goblin Ack and to start the realm of malice that will torment the good people of Galda for centuries to come!

DRAGON WHISPERER SEARCH FOR OBSIDIAN #3

BEORN THE LITTLEST VIKING #4

(W/A) Ben Bender
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available August 3, 2022
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Beorn and Goob are on the run! What could be so bad to have a Viking and a troll teaming up for survival? And will the little fellas be big enough to put their differences aside long enough to get out of this mess?

BEORN THE LITTLEST VIKING #4

Red 5 Comics digs into robots and humanity in Mystery Bros.

Just in time for Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) month, from Red 5 Comics comes a new AAPI focused science fiction adventure comic Mystery Brothers, by filmmaker and author Quentin Lee and art by Elis Zill.

Set in a near future New York City, Lee’s series follows the adventures of a pair of Chinese-American brothers fighting to protect their family from a growing robotic revolution, while also coming to question the nature of their own humanity and whether they may be robots themselves.

Mystery Brothers arrives this July wherever Red 5 Comics are sold.

Mystery Bros.

Dive into Red 5 Comics’ July Releases

MYSTERY BROTHERS #1

(W) Quentin Lee (A) Elis Zill
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available July 20, 2022
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When teenage Jin Huang goes to spend the summer with his estranged scientist father, Huang Ming Guang, he gets an unexpected surprise. Jin meets Adam, another teen who is introduced as his stepbrother. As Jin explores the research facility on the private island, he soon realizes his strange new brother holds a mysterious secret.

MYSTERY BROTHERS #1

DRAGON WHISPERER: THE SEARCH FOR OBSIDIAN #2

(W) Alex Deluca (A / CA) Glen Fernandez
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available July 13, 2022
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Rosalinda the Dragon Whisperer and her brave cohorts begin their search for Obsidian the Dragon! Stalking them closely are ancient enemies that would sooner see their quest fail. Just as things start to look grim, an old friend shows up to turn the tide! Meanwhile the origin of Obsidian is retold as we see the young dragon grow in his abilities and his desire to help mistreated creatures. Not all, though, see this kindness as a good thing, and troubles culminate in the first epic battle between Obsidian and Ack!

DRAGON WHISPERER SEARCH FOR OBSIDIAN #2

BEORN: THE LITTLEST VIKING #3

(W/A) Ben Bender
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available July 6, 2022
MAY221718

Welcome to the Dark Forest! It’s got dangerous trolls! And treacherous traps! And… cookies? Beorn meets one of the local inhabitants of the island while traveling the Dark Forest. Unfortunately, their first meeting gets off to a rocky start. But, what else would you expect from a Viking and a Troll?

BEORN THE LITTLEST VIKING #3

THE BOX VOL. 1

(W) Joshua Starnes (A/CA) Raymond Estrada
FC · 112 page · $14.95
Available July 27, 2022
MAY221719

This is the story of Xira, a laboratory chimpanzee subjected to neural and synaptic enhancement experiments in order to increase her natural abilities and thereby make her capable of completing a mission in space. But, using her sharpened mind, Xira will do whatever it takes to save her baby from becoming another test subject for this ruthless project.

THE BOX VOL. 1

Review: 78 MPH #1

78 MPH #1

I’m always interested in seeing how a new spin is put on a story we’ve seen many times before. In this case, an attempt to fix the ozone layer instead dooms the planet by enhancing sunlight so that it begins to torch anything it touches. In a move, nuclear weapons are set off which also slows the rotation of the Earth so that people can drive ahead of the sun and survive. The human population is now forever on the move attempting to escape a fate of fire in 78 MPH #1.

Written by Mauro Mantella, 78 MPH #1 is definitely entertaining in its turn your brain off and try not to think sort of way. It’s a B-movie concept, if that, ad that’s not necessarily a bad thing. There’s a goofiness about it all where it explains just enough about how the world has changed for readers to accept it and not really begin to think too much. It’s kind of brilliant in a way.

The debut issue is mostly written as a journal walking us through the world as it stands now. We get the situation, how everyone survives, and a sense of the obstacles in the way. Literally, the every moving city of cars is held up by rocks. Yes, that’s how simple the threat is. And when we get there, Mantella deftly builds up the tension leaving the reader to ponder where it’s all going to go with each panel.

The art by Tomás Aira is good. Aira is joined by Germán Nobile on color and together the style has dirty grimy aspect about it all. Like the concept itself, enough is teased to get you to accept this world. It’s a big moving group of cars but not much else is explained in how it all works. It just kind of is. There’s some very cool moments as the world burns but overall, it’s a style that’s not necessarily to my taste.

78 MPH #1 is a comic that almost dares you to not think too much about the details. It feels like a film pitched to Michael Bay or Roland Emmerich and even they said the concept was too far out there. I’m intrigued to see where it goes in further issues but right now it feels like a horror film where the sun is the stalker and those living are trying not to be hacked up. I want a bit more than that and here’s hoping the comic can deliver.

Script: Mauro Mantella Art: Tomás Aira
Color: Tomás Aira, Germán Nobile
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Red 5 Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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