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Corrected Version Of Azza the Barbed Issue #1 Will Be Shipping Along With Issue #2 Next Month!

September 21, 2022 saw the premiere of Scout Comics’ issue #1 of Azza the Barbed, a new fantasy epic written by Pat Shand with artwork by Rio Burton and lettering by Jim Campbell, or at some of the lettering. The issue was printed in error with the second half of the book missing all of Jim’s work. This was not a new avant-garde approach to storytelling contributed by the creative team, it was a mistake on the publishing side. 

A new printing of Azza the Barbed #1 is already in production and will be released simultaneously with the second issue of the fantasy adventure series. Retailers are being asked to destroy the existing copies, but collectors may still be able to find some copies in stores.

The series tells the story of Azza who was born into a family that, for generations, served in the Obsidian Guard, a military unit of holy warriors. During Azza’s Coronation, a magical ceremony that would imbue her with a holy glowing power, something went wrong. Instead of the sacred Obsidian tattoos, she became disfigured with thorned, black markings and was banished by her people. Now, Azza lives in solitude guarding a great evil…but when that evil escapes and begins to spread its wicked power, Azza must make a choice: save the people that expelled her or allow her home town to fall to darkness. With an emotional, comedic, and awe-inspiring story of empowerment, Azza the Barbed blends fantasy, adventure, mythology, horror, and action in this unforgettable new series.

The adventure continues on October 19, 2022 with both issues #1 and #2 being released.  Reserve yours today at your local retailer and possibly add the error-printing to your collection before they are taken off the shelves.

A banished warrior returns to her hometown to save the people that rejected her in Azza the Barbed

Azza was born into a family that, for generations, served in the Obsidian Guard, a military unit of holy warriors. During Azza’s Coronation, a magical ceremony that would imbue her with a holy glowing power, something went wrong. Instead of the sacred Obsidian tattoos, she became marred with thorned, black markings. Thinking it was a bad omen, Azza’s people banished her.

Now, Azza lives in solitude guarding a great evil… but when that evil escapes and begins to spread its wicked power, Azza must make a choice: save the people that expelled her or allow her home town to fall to evil.

With an emotional, comedic, and awe-inspiring story of empowerment, Azza the Barbed blends fantasy, adventure, mythology, horror, and action in this unforgettable new series.

Azza the Barbed is co-created and written by Pat Shand, co-created and art by Rio Burton, lettered by Jim Campbell, and features a variant cover by Liana Kangas.

Azza the Barbed

ComiXology Has 5 New Releases from A Wave Blue World, Yen Press, Harlequin, and Magnetic Press

ComiXology has five new digital comics for you to start your week with. There are new releases from A Wave Blue World, Yen Press, Harlequin, and Magnetic Press. You can check out all of the comics here or the individual issues below.

Death of the Horror Anthology

Written by Vita Ayala, Kelly Brack, Steph Cannon, Melissa Hudson, Brian Level, Ryan K. Lindsay, Jed McPherson, Lonnie Nadler, Eric Palicki, Emily Pearson, Pat Shand, Cody Sousa, John Ward
Art by Rio Burton, Daniel Dwyer, Val Halvorson, Matthew Hann, Melissa Hudson, Francesco Iaguinta, Brian Level, Leonie O’Moore, Emily Pearson, Raymond Salvador, J Paul Schiek, Chris Shehan, Ariel Viola
Pencils Danny Lore
Colored by Dee Cunniffe, Cassie Hart
Cover by Adam Gorham, Cassie Hart
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Right in time for Halloween, A Wave Blue World brings you a new collection or terrifying stories from some of the most talented and twisted minds in comics! Curated by Kelly Brack and edited by Danny Lore, these 13 tales of horror explore the theme of inner demons and feature everything from alien encounters to blood-thirsty monsters. After reading DEATH OF THE HORROR, you’ll never be the same again!

Death of the Horror Anthology

Goblin Slayer #53

Written by Kumo Kagyu
Art by Noboru Kannatuki, Kousuke Kurose
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This series is rated Adults Only DISCLAIMER: graphic sexuality gore
The goblin paladin and his forces close in on the party—it’s time to play every last trump card and finish them for good! Read the next chapter of Goblin Slayer the same day as Japan!

Goblin Slayer #53

Hinowa ga CRUSH! #35

Written by Takahiro
Art by Strelka
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This series is rated Adults Only DISCLAIMER: graphic sexuality
The remanents of Soukai gather up their fallen and attempt a retreat! Read the next chapter of Hinowa ga CRUSH! at the same time as Japan!

Hinowa ga CRUSH! #35

Marriage For Sale

Written by Carol Devine
Art by Sachiko Shirai
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At the local auction, cowboy Linc is shocked to see a beautiful woman put up for sale. Rachel’s been put on the auction block by The Community, a group who lives isolated from modern society. Wanting to grant her freedom, Linc places the winning bid, not realizing that it means he must marry her. Linc decides he’ll divorce her in order to give her independence. But naive Rachel’s purity soon wins the cowboy over.

Marriage For Sale

Pistouvi #3

Written by Merwan
Art by Bertrand Gatignol
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Winter is here, and life in the treehouse is starting to get less whimsical by the day…

Pistouvi #3

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