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Discover the Origins of Critical Role’s The Mighty Nein

Dark Horse Comics and Critical Role have announced Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins—a brand new line of hardcover graphic novels focusing on Jester, Caleb, Fjord, Mollymauk, Yasha, Beauregard, Nott, and Caduceus. Following newly revealed stories about the heroes who would become the Mighty Nein, Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins will be launching with volumes about Jester Lavorre and Caleb Widogast!

Jester Lavorre had an unconventional upbringing, even for one born in cosmopolitan Nicodranas. Daughter of the famed Ruby of the Sea, she had many opportunities for mischief as a small child, of which she took full advantage! Dive into the mystery of Jester’s early years, her first meeting with the Traveler, and the fateful events that set her on a path to eventually join the Mighty Nein.

Written by Sam Maggs, line art by well-known Critter Hunter Severn Bonyun, colored by Cathy Le, and developed in direct consultation with Critical Role cast members Laura Bailey and Matthew MercerCritical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins: Jester Lavorre will be available everywhere books are sold June 16, 2021. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop.

In Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins: Caleb Widogast, Bren Aldric Ermendrud is chosen to attend the exclusive Soltryce Academy, preparing for an important future in service to the Empire. But nobody––least of all Bren himself––can foresee the cruelty he will endure, and the ways in which it will break and remake him. Witness the events that transform Bren into the Mighty Nein’s Caleb Widogast, and how they inform the path he’ll take in the future.

Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins: Caleb Widogast features Critical Role alum writer Jody Houser, illustrated by Selina Espiritu and colors by Diana Sousa, with direction from Critical Role cast members Matthew Mercer and Liam O’Brien. This graphic novel will be available everywhere books are sold on July 14, 2021. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. 

The Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins line is presented in hardcover format and volumes will retail for $17.99 each.

ComiXology Has 10 New Digital Comics from Marvel, DC, and More Today

There’s an even ten new digital comics available right now on comiXology. A mix of new and older comics, there’s a lot to enjoy and read right now. Check out the new comics from Marvel, DC, Harlequin, and more right now or the individual issues below.

Decimation: Sentinel Squad One

Written by John Layman
Art by Aaron Lopresti, Norm Rapmund
Cover by Pasqual Ferry
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Collects Sentinel Squad One #1-5.

Discover the origin of the Sentinel Squad! How did they come together and become the elite group of soldiers to pilot the Sentinels that have made their presence known at the Xavier Institute?

Decimation: Sentinel Squad One

The Greek Billionaire’s Innocent Princess Vol. 5: The Royal House of Karedes

Written by Chantelle Shaw
Art by Harumo Sanazaki
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At a royal party, Kitty, a shy princess of the kingdom of Aristo, is mistaken for a maid by Greek tycoon Nikos. To avoid his pity, she gives Nikos a false name. Later, Kitty slips out of the ballroom, takes off her clothes and goes swimming in the night sea—unaware that Nikos is strolling along the beach! He then spends a wonderful night with her, his mysterious maid…

The Greek Billionaire's Innocent Princess Vol. 5: The Royal House of Karedes

Marvel Action Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Cat-Tastrophe

Written by Sam Maggs
Art by Sweeney Boo
Cover by Sweeney Boo
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Collects Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #1-3.

Carol Danvers’ quiet night with BFF Jessica Drew (a.k.a. Spider-Woman) takes a cat-astrophic turn when Manhattan’s bodegas are suddenly overrun by a host of angry felines! And not just any felines-Flerkens, the most terrifying, pocket-dimension-holding, tentacle-devouring kitty-look-alikes in the entire universe! It’s a Flerken invasion in the latest addition to the Marvel Action banner!

Marvel Action Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Cat-Tastrophe

Marvel Action Captain Marvel Vol. 2: A.I.M. Small

Written by Sam Maggs
Art by Sweeney Boo
Cover by Sweeney Boo
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Collects Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #4-6.

Carol Danvers may be used to going higher, further, faster, but on an adventure with the Unstoppable Wasp she’ll be going smaller, lower, slower! She’s been a fighter pilot, an Avenger, and a friend of flerkens, but now she’s facing her most difficult job yet… driving instructor! And teaching Nadia Van Dyne-a.k.a. The Unstoppable Wasp!-how to drive gets a whole lot harder when A.I.M. gets ahold of some Pym Particles. Suddenly tiny, can Carol and Nadia figure out A.I.M.’s plot before it’s too late?! It’s a new pint-sized Marvel Action adventure!

Marvel Action Captain Marvel Vol. 2: A.I.M. Small

The Phantom: The Complete Newspaper Dailies: 1939-1940 Vol. 3

Written by Lee Falk
Art by Wilson McCoy
Cover by Ray Moore
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The first, original, and best masked hero to ever grace the pages of comic strips and comic books returns with Hermes Press’ new complete reprint of The Phantom. Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the “granddaddy of all costumed superheroes,” The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Ray Moore. Included in this volume are two years of the continuity, from 1939-1940.

The Phantom: The Complete Newspaper Dailies: 1939-1940 Vol. 3

The Phantom: The Complete Newspaper Dailies: 1943-1944 Vol. 5

Written by Lee Falk
Art by Wilson McCoy
Cover by Ray Moore
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The first, original, and best masked hero to ever grace the pages of comic strips and comic books returns with Hermes Press’ new complete reprint of The Phantom. Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the “granddaddy of all costumed superheroes,” The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Ray Moore. Included in this volume are two years of the continuity, from 1943-1944.

Note: Volume 4 is unfortunately delayed due to circumstances beyond our control; please enjoy Volume 5 and Volume 4 will be out soon!

The Phantom: The Complete Newspaper Dailies: 1943-1944 Vol. 5

Sentinel Vol. 1: Salvage

Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Udon Studios
Cover by Udon Studios
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Collects Sentinel #1-6.

This teen, sci-fi drama shows one contemporary teenager’s struggle to find his own voice, to stand up for himself and to discover what it means to be a hero in the 21st century! Oh yeah, and it’s also about a boy and his giant robot!

Sentinel Vol. 1: Salvage

Sentinel Vol. 2: No Hero

Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Udon Studios
Cover by Udon Studios
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Collects Sentinel #7-12.

Juston Seyfert’s life is changing faster than he could have ever dreamed. But it’s not just acne and algebra tests that this high school sophomore has to cope with… Juston has a secret bigger than anyone in his hometown of Antigo, Wisconsin, could possibly have imagined: He’s discovered the battle-ravaged remains of a Sentinel – a gigantic mutant-hunting robot built by the government – in his family’s junkyard and has used his prodigious technical skills to put the mechanical marauder back together!

Sentinel Vol. 2: No Hero

Stepping Out Of The Shadows

Written by Robyn Donald
Art by Ruka Kirishima
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Marisa can’t believe her eyes when Rafe Peveril, a gorgeous millionaire and brilliant business owner, steps into her shop after six years of not seeing each other. The last time she’d caught sight of him was during the aftermath of a terrible plane crash. Marisa has completely changed her identity since then, but she still remembers every detail of the man she embraced that night. Rafe, however, has no memory of it. Could Marisa hold the clue to restoring his lost memory?

Stepping Out Of The Shadows

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #17

Written by Stephanie Phillips
Pencils V Ken Marion
Inks V Ken Marion
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A hostage situation at a hospital calls for Superman to negotiate and bring an end to the dire setting. But when he learns why he’s been called, he’ll need to make a choice to give in to the criminal’s demands or risk everyone’s lives in the process!

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #17

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Marvel Action: Captain Marvel Returns in 2021 for All-New Adventure!

Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #1

Jump back into the action with Carol Danvers, the strongest Avenger, in a brand-new Marvel Action: Captain Marvel series, the latest high-flying adventure in IDW Publishing’s line of comics for middle-grade readers!

Following the critical success of IDW’s prior Marvel Action: Captain Marvel series, writer Sam Maggs returns to helm the 2021 title, launching in January. The first two-part story will feature art by talented newcomer Isabel Escalante, with issues #3-5 illustrated by returning artist extraordinaire, Sweeney Boo.

In the first story arc, Carol Danvers is trying her best to enjoy some well-deserved downtime in New York City — but when Gwen Stacy, a.k.a. Ghost-Spider, introduces her to the ClikClok app, things quickly spiral out of control!

Marvel Action: Captain Marvel and the writer/artist team of Sam Maggs and Sweeney Boo were recently nominated for the prestigious Dragon Award, a Joe Shuster-associated award presented by the Canadian Comic Book Awards Association, recognizing works which capture the attention and fascination of young readers and help to create a passion for life-long reading. Winners will be announced in late October.

Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #1 will feature two cover editions for fans to enjoy: Cover A by Sweeney Boo and a Retailer Incentive edition by Gretel Lusky.

Preview: My Little Pony/Transformers #3 (of 4)

My Little Pony/Transformers #3 (of 4)

(W) James Asmus, Sam Maggs (A) Priscilla Tramontano, Jack Lawrence (CA) Tony Fleecs
In Shops: Oct 07, 2020
SRP: $3.99

When Fluttershy and Discord’s tea time is interrupted by Soundwave, it’s robot logic vs. whimsical chaos! And Dash, sure that she can fly faster than any Autobot can drive, finds herself in a race with the one and only Windblade-let’s just hope Crasher and his Decepticon friends don’t make things too dangerous.

My Little Pony/Transformers #3 (of 4)

Preview: Transformers: Galaxies #9

Transformers: Galaxies #9

(W) Sam Maggs (A) Bethany McGuire-Smith (CA) Umi Miyao
In Shops: Sep 02, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“Gauging the Truth,” Part Three! The Reversionists have a plan, a way to bring their world closer to purity and Primus. Arcee and Greenlight have a plan, to save the world from the Reversionist plan since it seems pretty drastic. Gauge has a decision to make: which side does she help?

Transformers: Galaxies #9

Preview: Transformers: Galaxies #9

Transformers: Galaxies #9

(W) Sam Maggs (A) Bethany McGuire-Smith (CA) Umi Miyao
In Shops: Sep 02, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“Gauging the Truth,” Part Three! The Reversionists have a plan, a way to bring their world closer to purity and Primus. Arcee and Greenlight have a plan, to save the world from the Reversionist plan since it seems pretty drastic. Gauge has a decision to make: which side does she help?

Transformers: Galaxies #9

Preview: My Little Pony/Transformers #2 (of 4)

My Little Pony/Transformers #2 (of 4)

(W) Sam Maggs, Ian Flynn (A) Sara Pitre-Durocher, Casey Coller (CA) Tony Fleecs
In Shops: Sep 02, 2020
SRP: $3.99

It’s Spike and Grimlock’s time to shine as they take on the Decepticons! Meanwhile, Pinkie Pie is determined to share as much knowledge about Equestrian and Autobot cuisine as possible with her new friends… which is why she invites Gauge to her kitchen for a live baking show! But things get a bit too spicy when Shockwave shows up.

My Little Pony/Transformers #2 (of 4)

Preview: Marvel Action: Captain Marvel Vol. 2 A.I.M. Small

Marvel Action: Captain Marvel Vol. 2 A.I.M. Small

(W) Sam Maggs (A/CA) Sweeney Boo
In Shops: Aug 26, 2020
SRP: $9.99

Carol Danvers may be used to going higher, further, faster, but on an adventure with the Unstoppable Wasp she’ll be going smaller, lower, slower! She’s been a fighter pilot, an Avenger, and a friend of flerkens, but now she’s facing her most difficult job yet… driving instructor! And teaching Nadia Van Dyne-a.k.a. The Unstoppable Wasp!-how to drive gets a whole lot harder when A.I.M. gets ahold of some Pym Particles. Suddenly tiny, can Carol and Nadia figure out A.I.M.’s plot before it’s too late?! It’s a new pint-sized Marvel Action adventure! Collects Marvel Action: Captain Marvel issues #4-6.

Marvel Action: Captain Marvel Vol. 2 A.I.M. Small

Preview: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 19

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 19

(W) Sam Maggs, Thom Zahler, Kate Sherron (A) Toni Kuusisto, Nicoletta Baldari (A/CA) Kate Sherron
In Shops: Aug 19, 2020
SRP: $17.99

Great stories, great adventures, and valuable lessons, brought to you by Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Applejack, Fluttershy, and all your pony friends! It’s exam time at the School of Friendship, and Ocellus has come up with an idea for a stellar project that’s sure to impress all her teachers-a history of Equestria shown through her own unique Changeling abilities! Collects issues #84-88 of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 19

Preview: Transformers: Galaxies #8

Transformers: Galaxies #8

(W) Sam Maggs (A/CA) Umi Miyao
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“Gauging the Truth,” Part Two. Gauge’s understanding of the universe has gone topsy-turvy. Everything she’s been told-that she remembers-may be a lie. Or the mysterious prisoners that are appealing to her are the liars. It could really go either way… and it’s up to her to figure out who’s telling the truth.

Transformers: Galaxies #8
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