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Sean Chen, Nikkol Jelenic, Terry Kavanagh, Rick Leonardi, Alitha Martinez, Bella Rachlin, Joe Rubinstein, and Kevin VanHook are coming to Baltimore Comic Con

You won’t want to miss the Baltimore Comic Con next weekend, October 28-30, 2022 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. The Baltimore Comic-Con has announced the addition of comic writers and artists Sean Chen, Nikkol Jelenic, Terry Kavanagh, Rick Leonardi, Alitha Martinez, Bella Rachlin, Joe Rubinstein, and Kevin VanHook. Tickets for admission and VIP experiences are online now.

Sean Chen has been a major part of the comic book industry for over two decades. Starting with Valiant Comics, his debut book, Rai And the Future Force, topped the charts with over 800,000 copies sold. He then moved on to Harbinger and Bloodshot before landing on their flagship title X-O Manowar. Sean then found a new home at Marvel, where he started what would become the longest and most remembered run of his career, working on Iron Man. For the next decade, he had his hands on a number of titles, including WolverineX-MenSpider-ManNova, and The Avengers.

Nikkol Jelenic is an American horror illustrator, comic book creator, and cover artist. While creating fantastic and gory tales for her own comics and freelancing pin ups and painted canvas works, she continues collaborating with other independent authors and artists that share the same genre interests.

Recently working for AfterShock Comics on graphic novels titled Midnight Rose and horror anthology After Dark as a sequential artist, she is also currently working independently on a few creator-owned titles through various publishers. One is set in a post apocalyptic world and another features monster hunting in a cyberpunk backdrop, both equally loaded with fantasy and horrific art. Nikkol has wrapped up her creator-owned title A Taste For Killing horror comic collection, taking place in the ACID i COMICS universe, with her killer clown tale Chuckles Knuckles-Hook. Her past works include A Taste For KillingSide-KickedSpiralmindThe FallTales From The One Eyed PussyGideon & SebastianThe Women of Darby PopVampireVampire 2, and Siren.

Terry Kavanagh was a Marvel Comics editor from 1985 to 1997. Titles he edited during that time included Marvel Comics PresentsNick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Black Widow. For the company, he wrote such titles as Moon KnightAvengersFantastic Four, and X-Man.

Terry also wrote for Marvel until the mid-2000s. He was one of the writers on the “Maximum Carnage” storyline which ran through the various Spider-Man titles in 1993. He pitched a storyline involving the return of Spider-Man’s clone, which then formed the basis of the long-running Spider-Man maxi-series The Clone Saga.

In 2011, Terry co-founded the Internet startup company www.mybeanjar.com. He also wrote and edited comics for Zenescope Entertainment from 2017 to 2019, and consulted on the Marvel Entertainment streaming series, Marvel’s Hero Project. Terry is now Head of Development for inksmyth, a custom comic book company.

Leeanne M. Krecic, also known to her fans as “Mongie“, is the creator of the Eisner-nominated and Amazon bestselling comic phenomenon Let’s Play. As a webcomic, Let’s Play has over 5 million global subscribers and is available in English, French, Spanish, and German through the webcomics platform, Webtoon. The graphic novel collections of Let’s Play are 2 of the top 30 all-time Kickstarters in the Comics category and are published by Rocketship Entertainment. Announced in 2021, Let’s Play is being adapted as a live action series by Allnighter (Final FantasyLuther Strode). In 2021, Leeanne was nominated for the Ringo Award for Best Cartoonist. With a degree in computer science, Leeanne worked as head of IT for an Internet-based company for eleven years, helping it become a multi-million dollar company, before deciding to pursue her dream of becoming a comic creator. Entirely self-taught, Leeanne has worked as a commissioned freelance artist for over eight years, creating concept art for tabletop games, and book covers. Leeanne resides in Kansas City with her husband, two dogs, two cats, and over a hundred fish.

Rick Leonardi has drawn comics for more than forty years. His best-known works include various issues of The Uncanny X-Men and New Mutants, as well as runs on Cloak & DaggerSpider-Man 2099NightwingBatgirl, and Green Lantern vs. Aliens. He is credited, along with fellow illustrator Mike Zeck, with designing the black-and-white costume to which Spider-Man switched during the miniseries Secret Wars, and with creating the costume for Spider-Man 2099. He was penciler/inker for the original four issues of Watson and Holmes, which received an Eisner nomination for Best New Series in 2014.

Currently, Rick is finishing up an original graphic novel, Blue Angel, for the US Naval Institute Press, contributing pages to the upcoming Nightwing #100, and looking forward to Spider-Man 2099’s appearance in Across the Spider-Verse, to be released 2 June, 2023.

New Yorker Alitha E. Martinez jumped right into the deep end of the comic book industry, working as an assistant to ex-Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, initially doing art assists like background work on DC Comics’ Azrael, Event Comics’ Ash, and Marvel Comics’ Daredevil, and assistant inking DC Comics’ Aquaman, before taking over the reins of Marvel’s Iron Man. She then moved onto titles like BattlebooksMarvel Age Fantastic Four, and Black Panther from Marvel, Batgirl from DC, New Crusaders from Archie Comics, Voltron from Devil’s Due, and the Aspen Comics adaptation of the NBC hit television series Heroes, and has self-publishing her own title, Yume and Ever. Lately, her work can be found in Papercutz’s WWE Superstars and Barbie, Archie Comics’ Riverdale, DC Comics’ Vertigo Quarterly CMYK, and Marvel’s Black Panther: World of Wakanda.

Bella Rachlin is a comic book artist who works mostly in traditional painting techniques. She’s been working as a freelancer since 2016. she has been doing mostly covers for various companies, card sets for Marvel Upper Deck, and private commissions.

Inker extraordinaire Joe Rubinstein has had a storied career, having had opportunity to participate in the creation of works that have had lasting impacts on comics. He holds a Guinness World Record for inking more pencilers than any other inker, and worked on inking The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe for over 20 years. His contributions include Marvel’s original Wolverine limited series, Micronauts, and Warlock, and DC Comics’ BatmanGreen Arrow/Black CanaryJustice League titles, and Superman among many, many others.

Kevin VanHook is a film maker and comic cook creator born in Indianapolis, Indiana.

As a writer/director, he has made seven feature films, including the popular Slayer and Death Row horror.

He has created VFX for many films, including Olympus Has Fallen and I Am Number Four, and TV series ranging from Vampire Diaries to Law & Order and Rizzoli & Isles. He supervised visual effects for the Netflix Original, Project Power starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jamie Foxx.

As a comic book writer and artist, he is best known for co-creating Bloodshot for Valiant Comics with Don Perlin and Bob Layton. The premiere issue sold nearly one million copies and continued to be a top-selling title.

Bloodshot was released as a major motion picture from Sony in March 2020 starring Vin Diesel.

Kevin also wrote and drew The Rocky Horror Picture Show movie adaptation for Caliber Press as well as over a hundred other comic books for Valiant Comics from X-O Manowar to Solar, Man of the Atom. He wrote the Flash Gordon Sunday comic strip for King Features for two years and joined DC Comics to create Superman and Batman vs. Vampires and Werewolves as well as Oracle: The CureRed Tornado: Family Reunion, and Lobo for Weird Worlds.

In 2022, Kevin wrote an original graphic novel for Heavy Metal and is writing multiple titles for Indonesian Publisher Visi8. It was recently announced that he is writing several new projects for Frank Miller Presents.

Kevin appears courtesy of Visi8.


Confirmed guests for this year’s show include:

Andrew Aydin (Run), Chris Barcomb (The Amazing Adventure of Superior Sam), Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Marty Baumann (Pixar artist), John Beatty (Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars), Carolyn Belefski (Curls), Dr. Christina Blanch (Good Boy), Brett Breeding (Superman), Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Russ Braun (The Boys), Reilly Brown (Deadpool), Harold Buchholz (Sweetest Beasts), Jeffrey Burandt (Killer Bad), Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs), Jim Calafiore (NED, Lord of the Pit), Chris Campana (The Adventures of Parker Reef), Joe Carabeo (Black Magic Tales), Richard Case (Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror), John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men), Howard Chaykin (Time Squared), Jim Cheung (Miracleman), Sean Chen (Iron Man), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Matthew Clark (Adventures of Superman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Kevin Cuffe (Metalshark Bro), Shawn Daley (Better Place), Alan Davis (Thanos), Nick Davis (The Night Guardians – Awakenings), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Roses for the Dead), J. Robert Deans (Crass Fed), Vito Delsante (Stray), Todd Dezago (The Perhapanauts), Terry Dodson (Harley Quinn), Mike Dringenberg (Sandman), Scott Dunbier (Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Ryan Dunlavey (The Comic Book History of Animation), Garth Ennis (The Boys), Tony Fleecs (Stray Dogs), Chris Flick (Capes and Babes), Scott Fogg (Phileas Reid Knows We’re Not Alone), Trish Forstner (Stray Dogs), LJ and Kayla Fowlkes (The Adventures of CHIBIWONGTONG), Franco (The Ghost, The Owl), Bob Frantz (Metalshark Bro), John Gallagher (Max Meow: Cat Crusader), Kami Garcia (Teen Titans: Raven), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Ron Garney (BZRKR, Friday and Saturday only), Mitch Gerads (Mister Miracle), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), Steven Grant (X), Mike Grell (Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred), Brian Haberlin (Spawn), Bob Hall (West Coast Avengers), Cully Hamner (Blue Beetle), Dean Haspiel (The Fox), Mike Hawthorne (Happiness Will Follow), Karama Horne (Protectors of Wakanda: A History and Training Manual for the Dora Milaje, courtesy of The Quarto Group), Jamal Igle (Molly Danger), Klaus Janson (Daredevil), Nikkol Jelenic (Midnight Rose), Frederick L. Jones (The Massively Multiplayer World of Ghosts, courtesy of The Quarto Group), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Alien), Kata Kane (Altar Girl), Terry Kavanagh (Spider-Man), Chris Kemple (Artist Alley Comics), Tom King (Batman), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), Leeanne M. Krecic (Let’s Play), Greg LaRocque (The Three Stooges), Jim Lee (Action Comics, Friday only), Rick Leonardi (Spider-Man 2099), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider), Kevin Maguire (Justice League), Francis Manapul (The Flash), Dirk Manning (Twiztid Haunted High-Ons, courtesy of Source Point Press), Mariano Brothers (Claire Lost Her Bear at the World’s Fair), Alitha Martinez (Nubia), Ron Marz (Silver Surfer), Whitney Matheson (Pandemix: Quarantine Comics in the Age of ‘Rona), Jason May (LEGO Club Magazine), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Mike McKone (Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Jarrett Melendez (Chef’s Kiss), Adriana Melo (Action Comics), Al Milgrom (Spectacular Spider-Man), Frank Miller (Sin City, Saturday only), Chris Miskiewicz (Elvis: The Graphic Novel), Mark Morales (Thor), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons), Trevor Mueller (Albert the Alien), Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground), Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Ann Nocenti (The Seeds, Friday and Saturday only, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Sedat Oezgen (Judge Dredd), Jerry Ordway (Superman), Rachel Ordway (Chainmail Bikini), Steve Orlando (Rainbow Bridge, Saturday and Sunday only), Richard Pace (Second Coming, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Dan Parent (Archie vs. Sharknado), Andrew Pepoy (Simone & Ajax), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Uncanny X-Men), Khoi Pham (Teen Titans), Ed Piskor (Red Room: Trigger Warnings), Eric Powell (The Goon), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Bella Rachlin (Agents of PACT), Tom Raney (Green Lantern), Afua Richardson (Omni), Christopher Ring (Seamus (the Famous)), David A. Rodriguez (Skylanders), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Arsia Rozegar (Shahnameh For Kids), Joe Rubinstein (Wolverine), Jim Rugg (Hulk Grand Design), Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man), Stuart Sayger (The Joker), Mark Schultz (Xenozoic Tales, courtesy of Flesk Publications), Pat Shand (Destiny, NY), Liam Sharp (Green Lantern), Louise Simonson (X-Men Legends), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Don Simpson (Megaton Man), Matt Slay (Equilibrium), Matt Smith (Hellboy), John K. Snyder III (Suicide Squad), Jim Starlin (Infinity Gauntlet), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Paul Storrie (Storm Kids: Stanley’s Ghost), Joe St. Pierre (New Zodiax), Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), Billy Tucci (Shi), Christopher Uminga (Batman’s Mystery Casebook), Kevin VanHook (Bloodshot, courtesy of Visi 8 Entertainment), Fred Van Lente (The Comic Book History of Animation), Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens), Dexter Vines (Civil War, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Sean Von Gorman (Return of Toe Tag Riot), Adam Wallenta (Punk Taco), Todd Webb (Mr. Toast

Preview: Iron Fist #5 (of 5)

Iron Fist #5 (of 5)

(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Micheal Yg, Sean Chen (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
RATED T+
In Shops: Aug 31, 2022
SRP: $3.99

• The seal has been broken!
• As a dark god’s power begins to rise, LIN LIE faces an impossible choice!
• Will the power of the IRON FIST finally accept him…and even if it does, will it be enough?

Iron Fist #5 (of 5)

Preview: Iron Fist #5 (of 5)

Iron Fist #5 (of 5)

(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Micheal Yg, Sean Chen (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
RATED T+
In Shops: Aug 31, 2022
SRP: $3.99

• The seal has been broken!
• As a dark god’s power begins to rise, LIN LIE faces an impossible choice!
• Will the power of the IRON FIST finally accept him…and even if it does, will it be enough?

Iron Fist #5 (of 5)

Preview: Iron Fist #3 (of 5)

Iron Fist #3 (of 5)

(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Yg, Michael (CA) Leinil Fr

(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Michael Yg, Sean Chen
(I) Michael Yg, Victor Olazaba, Keith Champagne, Don Ho (C) Jay David Ramos (L) Travis Lanham
(CA) Leinil Francis Yu, Sunny Gho (VCA) Jim Cheung
RATED T+
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $3.99

DANNY RAND’S SEARCH CONTINUES!
But he’s about to realize that he isn’t the only one hunting for the mysterious new Iron Fist!
As demons stalk K’UN-LUN and ugly histories are dragged into the light, the new Iron Fist will have to make a choice between his duty…and his conscience.

Iron Fist #3 (of 5)

Review: Iron Fist #2

Iron Fist #2

Getting adjusted to a new situation is always difficult. You are often having to deal with new and sometimes obscure variables. Because it is you who deals with it, no one understands your struggle except you. It is whether or not you can adjust and overcome, that makes that new situation bearable.

It is how you find out just what you are made of. As your ability to go with the sea change versus go against it., says a lot about you. That is the essence of life , that change is constant. In Iron Fist #2, Lin Lie struggles to find out how to use his powers.

We are taken to Shanghai, where Lin Lie, who was once Sword Master, but now is Iron Fist and Min Mie as they battle a hoard of demons. As the battle draws to an end,  Lin Lie realizes he has a lot a great deal of what makes him the Iron Fist , the shards left of the Sword of Fu Xi. as he also tries to hone the Chi of Shou-Lao. Meanwhile in Kun Lun, Yang Yi  openly challenges Lin Lie, in a battle of skill, one that Sparrow Yu-Ti  quickly diffuses. By issue’s end, Lin gets trained by Sparrow Yu-Ti and an expected  adversary pops, igniting the Fu Xi.

Overall, Iron Fist #2 is a story that takes an interesting turn. The story by Wong is exhilarating. The art by creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that astounds.

Story: Alyssa Wong Art: Michael Yg, Sean Chen
Ink: Michael Yg, Victor Olazaba Color: Jay David Ramos Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Pacific Rim: Ultimate Omnibus is Out Now

In 2013, Legendary Entertainment and Warner Brother’s Pacific Rim impacted into theaters bringing to life giant robots and giant monsters as they had never been seen before. Legendary Comics expanded on the mythology of this universe with Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero, a prequel graphic novel presented by Guillermo Del Toro and written by Pac Rim screenwriter Travis Beacham and a stellar art team consisting of Sean ChenYvel Guichet, Pericles JuniorChris Batista, and Geoff Shaw. The rich universe and mythology that had been devised by the filmmakers and Legendary left a universe of stories that could be told. 

Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift arrived in 2015 once again from screenwriter Beacham and television writer/comic creator Joshua Fialkov and the art team of Marcos Marz and Marcello Miaolo. This tale of a pilot couple linked by marriage and the drift brought a new level of drama to the action.

In 2018, a second movie, Pacific Rim Uprising, descended and with a new set of characters, Jaegers and Kaiju. Cavan Scott took the reigns and crafted a tale that featured the return of fan favorite Hannibal Chau and showed what happened between the two films in Pacific Rim Aftermath

At the same time Cavan and writer Zhang Ran and artist BigN teamed for Pacific Rim: Amara, which depicted the backstory of one of the new characters from Uprising in an anime style. 

Last month, Pacific Rim: Blackout allowed readers to revisit the world of Netflix’s Original Anime Series Pacific Rim: The Black in an all-new prequel adventure by Cavan Scott and  artist Nelson Dániel and featuring fan-favorite character Herc Hansen. The PPDC Ranger returns as a world-weary jaeger pilot dragged into battle as an influx of kaiju threatens to destroy the Australian continent and all its inhabitants. Along with his niece Olivia, his copilot Cooper, and Marshal Rask, Herc faces brand-new kaiju of epic proportions while battling his own inner demons.

And, now for the first time ever, Legendary Comics brings together all the Pacific Rim graphic novels in one oversized 568-page hardcover collection that showcases the vast array of the Pacific Rim universe.

Pacific Rim: Ultimate Omnibus is now available at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound, and comic shops.

7 New Releases from Marvel, BOOM!, AAM-Markosia, Seven Seas, and Harlequin, Available Now!

There’s seven new releases available now on comiXology. You can get new releases from BOOM! Studios, AAM-Markosia, Seven Seas, Harlequin, and Marvel. Start shopping now or check out the releases below.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Legacy Edition Book Five

Written by Tom Fassbender, Fabian Nicieza, Jim Pascoe
Art by Cliff Richards
Cover by Nimit Malavia
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Set during the fifth and sixth seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series, the Scooby Gang deals with two of their greatest tragedies.

Joyce Summers is dead — but while Buffy and her friends must all cope with their pain, one of them holds a secret that might be the only way to stop a demon invasion.

Then, Buffy herself dies and without the Slayer, it seems like Sunnydale has been left defenseless. Now the Scooby Gang must discover if they have what it takes to protect their home — and bring their friend back to life!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Legacy Edition Book Five

Cruel Angel

Written by Sharon Kendrick
Art by Misuzu Sasaki
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Aspiring actress Cressida and handsome businessman Stefano fall madly in love and get married soon after they meet. After the ceremony, she is taken to Stefano’s luxurious mansion in Italy. However, their sweet honeymoon is soured when Cressida finds the language barrier and Stefano’s obsession with work alienating. Even though the mere touch of his lips is enough to make her numb, will that be enough to keep them together?

Cruel Angel

Dry #4

Written by Stephon Stewart
Art by David Cousens
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Chapter 4: Hope: The farmer and daughter find themselves battling with the transformed environment of the planet. At the brink of dehydration, they come across a stranger who invites them to his quarantined village. The farmer and daughter rehydrate gaining a second wind, while being ambushed by the villagers and climate phenomenon. They arrive at the coast, wondering if there’s a chance of redemption for themselves and Earth.

Dry #4

From Star Strings

Written by Akihito Tsukushi
Art by Akihito Tsukushi
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In Made in Abyss, bestselling creator Akihito Tsukushi took you deep into the earth. Now, in this riveting manga, he recounts the tale of an epic journey into the sky — and far, far beyond. When Kororu, a little girl living alone on a distant planet, finds a mysterious string hanging from the sky, she’s left with just one choice: to climb it. Where does the string lead? And will she survive the journey to the other end?

From Star Strings

la séduction du prince prodige Vol. 2: La Couronne De Castaldini

Written by Olivia Gates
Art by Min Kyuka
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Gabrielle, gérante de sa propre maison d’édition, continue la biographie du prince du oryaume méditerranéen de Castaldini. Mais le prince Durante a des gardes du corps et elle n’arrive pas à l’approcher. Sans autre solution, elle lui tend une embuscade lors d’une fête et suscite son intérêt avec une phrase : “J’ai un million de dollars. Avez-vous du temps à me consacrer ?” Sa demande amusera le prince au début, mais pourquoi deviendra-t-il si méprisant lors de leur prochaine rencontre ?

la séduction du prince prodige Vol. 2: La Couronne De Castaldini

The Plastic Empire #1

Written by Martin Green
Art by Martin Green
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Alternate version of earth in the distant future where the Roman Empire didn’t convert to Christianity and it’s now a corrupted version of the original faith. The Pope of the East is given an all-seeing eye by the Gods and is angered by the fact that the Roman druids and scientists have developed the technology to give plastic people (robots) a soul. The pope calls on an army of angels to mount a crusade against New Constantinople with the intention of purging the city and capturing a plastic person so their soul can be torn apart and the secrets of the Roman empire discovered.

The Plastic Empire #1

Wolverine/Deadpool: Weapon X

Written by Frank Tieri
Art by Sean Chen, Georges Jeanty
Cover by J.H. Williams III
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Collects Wolverine (1988) #162-166, Deadpool (1999) #57-60. Leading into WEAPON X: THE DRAFT! The shadow-ops organization that transformed Logan into the world’s most lethal killing machine returns — and its mysterious new director has big plans for Wolverine! But when Logan rebuffs the reconstituted Weapon X program, management is forced to settle for second best. Enter… Deadpool?! Unfortunately for Wade Wilson, his very first assignment may test the limits of his loyalty!

Wolverine/Deadpool: Weapon X

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ComiXology Features Seven New Digital Releases from Marvel, Harlequin, and Cinebook

There are seven new digital comics available now on comiXology. You can choose new digital releases from Marvel, Harlequin, and Cinebook. Get shopping now or check out the individual issues below.

Elektra Vol. 2: Everything Old Is New Again

Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Joe Bennett, Carlos Meglia, Carlo Pagulayan
Cover by Greg Horn
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Collects Elektra (2001) #16-22.

Armed with superior fighting skills and her razor-sharp sais, for years the femme fatale Elektra has offered her killing touch to the highest bidder. Now, after being confronted with the choice to change or die, Elektra chooses to amend her murderous ways … but can she really reach out for help and find a life beyond killing and death? High-speed action mixed with ethical explorations makes this a book packed with explosive excitement and incredible depth.

Elektra Vol. 2: Everything Old Is New Again

Elektra Vol. 3: Relentless

Written by Robert Rodi
Art by Sean Chen
Cover by Rodolfo Migliari
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Collects Elektra (2001) #23-28.

Experience the life of Elektra, the stunning killer-for-hire, from two unique perspectives – through the eyes of the assassin herself, and through the eyes of her latest mark, completing a unique journey ending on a dying man’s last day – if Elektra has her way, that is!

Elektra Vol. 3: Relentless

Elektra Vol. 4: Frenzy

Written by Robert Rodi
Art by Will Conrad
Cover by Tom Fleming
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Collects Elektra (2001) #29-34.

The beautiful but deadly assassin is hired to eliminate the leader of a violent guerilla movement in Southeast Asia, but will Elektra’s conscience allow her to fulfill the contract when she learns the insane guerilla leader is just an 8-year-old boy hailed as a prophet by his followers? Plus: What happens when the world’s most lethal woman is felled by… the Flu?!

Elektra Vol. 4: Frenzy

Fantastic Four Vol. 1: Imaginauts

Written by Mark Waid
Art by Mark Buckingham, Mike Wieringo
Cover by Mike Wieringo
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Collects Fantastic Four (1998) #56, 60-66.

As Waid & Wieringo are redefining Doctor Doom in the monthly series, get on board their run from the beginning. Learn the truth behind Mister Fantastic’s decision to turn his friends into the Fantastic Four. See our heroes face off against a sentient mathematical equation driven mad by love, an infestation of insects from another dimension, a cascading wave of molecular instability, and the Thing on a homicidal rampage that only the Human Torch can stop.

Fantastic Four Vol. 1: Imaginauts

L’honneur Des Crighton: Les Crightons

Written by Penny Jordan
Art by Takako Hashimoto
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Les Crighton sont une famille anglaise fortunée et réputée, dont les membres sont avocats de génération en génération. Jonathan et David Crighton sont jumeaux. Étant le plus calme des deux, Jonathan vit dans l’ombre de David depuis des années. Son épouse, Jenny, est même sortie avec son frère avant d’être avec lui. Leur idylle a duré jusqu’au jour où David l’a abandonnée alors qu’elle était enceinte. Jonathan lui a alors demandé sa main, comme pour tenter d’essuyer les erreurs de David. Mais voilà que tout bascule : David est victime d’une crise cardiaque et s’effondre lors de leur cinquantième anniversaire. Après avoir découvert que David avait détourné des fonds à l’insu d’un de ses clients, les Crighton sont plongés dans une crise sans précédent. Les querelles familiales anciennes et latentes resurgissent l’une après l’autre, conduisant David à se demander à qui il peut vraiment se fier.

L’honneur Des Crighton: Les Crightons

Chosen As The Sheikh’s Royal Bride

Written by Jennie Lucas
Art by Satoru Nagasawa
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The bride market… It was a competition where Omar, the handsome king of Samarkala, gathered the most talented and beautiful women from other countries to see which one is worthy of becoming his queen. Beth, who took part in the competition in place of her talented older sister, was convinced that she, an ordinary girl, would never be chosen. She only wanted the large sum of money that she could get as an entry fee to fulfill her own important purposes. But when Omar looked at her with a passionate gaze, he made an unexpected confession. “Beth, I need you,” he said. These words were the beginning of a tumultuous romance that would change Beth’s dull life forever!

Chosen As The Sheikh's Royal Bride

Wanted: Lucky Luke

Written by Matthieu Bonhomme
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Riding peacefully along a western trail, Lucky Luke is suddenly ambushed by an unknown assailant. After a quick gunfight, the cowboy loses his mysterious attacker, but happens upon a lone wagon beset by Apache raiders. Another quick fight later, Luke is surprised to find that the occupants of the wagon are three lovely young women! Three sisters on their way to start a new life, and who all find the lonesome cowboy … quite interesting.

Wanted: Lucky Luke

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ComiXology Features 11 New Comics Today from Marvel, Harlequin, Yen Press, and Cinebook

ComiXology has a packed Thursday with 11 new digital comic releases. Get shopping now or check out the individual issues below.

The Battle Vol. 2

Written by Patrick Rambaud, Frédéric Richaud
Art by Ivan Gil
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The battle has been joined. On this first day, Massena desperately holds onto Aspern, the French cavalry charges again and again, but the Emperor cannot seem to break the Austrians. Louis-Francois, stuck on the wrong side of the only available bridge, impatiently waits for repairs to conclude. Not only are his official messages delayed, but he’s also dying to send news to Miss Krauss in Vienna. However, his friend Stendhal, who’s remained with the beautiful Austrian lady, makes some upsetting discoveries …

The Battle Vol. 2

Blake & Mortimer Vol. 27: The Call of the Moloch

Written by Jean Dufaux
Art by Christian Cailleaux, Etienne Schréder
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Tasked by the queen to close the ‘Septimus Wave’ case once and for all, Captain Blake is facing a daunting task, for many questions remain unanswered. Where did the spaceship buried beneath London come from? What became of Lady Rowana and Professor Evangely? Meanwhile, Mortimer is trying to pull Olrik out of the catatonic state the villain has been in since his encounter with the ship’s occupant. Has the threat to the nation truly been vanquished?

Blake & Mortimer Vol. 27: The Call of the Moloch

À celle qui occupe mes souvenirs

Written by Annie West
Art by Kyoko Sagara
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Pourquoi réapparaît-il maintenant dans ma vie !? Alessandro, l’ancien amour de Charis, est revenu.
Il ne s’agit rien de moins que du célèbre Comte de l’éminent clan italien des Mattani. Leur première rencontre date d’il y a deux ans, dans une station de ski. Cet homme passionné au physique avantageux a ravi le cœur de Charis dès que ses yeux ont croisé ces iris émeraudes pétillantes de vie. Ce bonheur, croyait-elle, durerait éternellement… s’il ne l’avait pas un jour cruellement plaquée en doutant de sa fidélité.
Aujourd’hui, le passé est revenu la hanter de douloureux souvenirs et ses baisers volés, aussi sucrés et délicieux qu’autrefois, n’arrangent pas les choses.

À celle qui occupe mes souvenirs

Lucky Luke Vol. 77: A Cowboy in High Cotton

Written by Jul
Art by Achdé
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Big surprise for the Lonesome Cowboy: a rich widow and admirer of his exploits has bequeathed him a 250 acre cotton plantation in Louisiana! Thrust into the role of a rich landowner, welcomed as one by his white neighbours, he will have to fight to gain the trust of his terrified black employees and split his heritage among them. A goal towards which he’ll receive help from the local Cajun community, and from … the Daltons!

Lucky Luke Vol. 77: A Cowboy in High Cotton

One Night With The Forbidden Princess

Written by Amanda Cinelli
Art by Kaoru Ohashi
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Though Princess Olivia had always dreamed of falling in love, her father forces her into a political marriage for the sake of their country. Not ready to marry a foreign sheikh, she attempts to escape from the palace. But she’s soon caught by Roman, the sheikh’s best friend and security personnel. In order to calm the tearful Olivia and ease her into accepting the marriage, Roman takes the princess to his private island. But there’s still plenty of adventure awaiting her…

One Night With The Forbidden Princess

So I’m a Spider, So What? #49

Written by Okina Baba
Art by Asahiro Kakashi
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A spider in shining armor’s work is never finished! After saving that dandy stud and li’l vampy and co., guess I’ll hang around as their protection detail for a bit. But is robber really that popular a job or is somethin’ funny going on in town…?

So I'm a Spider, So What? #49

Wolverine Legends Vol. 2: Meltdown

Written by Louise Simonson, Walt Simonson
Art by Jon J. Muth, Kent Williams
Cover by Jon J. Muth, Kent Williams
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Collects Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown #1-4.

Wolverine comes to blows with his teammate Havok when a femme fatale strikes. This modern-classic psychological thriller was written by the husband and wife team of Walter and Louise Simonson, and features gorgeous fully-painted artwork by Jon J. Muth and Kent Williams.

Wolverine Legends Vol. 2: Meltdown

Wolverine Legends Vol. 3: Law Of The Jungle

Written by Frank Tieri
Art by Sean Chen, Rachel Dodson, Terry Dodson, Tom Palmer
Cover by Esad Ribic
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Collects Wolverine (1988) #181-186.

Wolverine probes the dark and seamy underbelly of the city, and guts it. Placing himself in the center of a bloody mob war, Logan plays a most dangerous game.

Wolverine Legends Vol. 3: Law Of The Jungle

Wolverine Legends Vol. 4: Xisle

Written by Bruce Jones
Art by Jorge Lucas
Cover by Jorge Lucas
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Collects Wolverine: XISLE #1-5.

Intending to spend a rare carefree moment at a carnival with his beloved stepdaughter Amiko, Wolverine shows a violent side of himself that sends the young girl running in fear. Unable to face what he’s done, Logan is propelled into a soul-searching adventure he may not be able to escape. What did he do? And what did young Amiko see?

Wolverine Legends Vol. 4: Xisle

Wolverine Legends Vol. 6: Marc Silvestri

Written by Larry Hama
Art by Hilary Barta, Dan Green, Tom Palmer
Cover by Marc Silvestri
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Collects Wolverine (1988) #31-34, 41-42, 48-50.

Witness how artist Marc Silvestri rose to comics’ superstardom during his legendary and sales record-breaking run on WOLVERINE and UNCANNY X-MEN. Now having made his triumphant return to NEW X-MEN, energizing his fans and finding legions of new ones, Marvel offers a new collected edition of some of his best Wolverine stories, highlighting a benchmark in the career of one of comics’ top artists and a run of one of the industry’s best-selling titles! Watch Wolverine take on the drug-crazed Japanese Yakuza, face down a legendary Canadian monster and uncover secrets of the mysterious Weapon X program, culminating in a battle with a cyborg version of himself!

Wolverine Legends Vol. 6: Marc Silvestri

Yakari Vol. 18: The Wall of Fire

Written by Job
Art by Derib
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In the middle of the night, a daring thief from another tribe makes off with the horses of Yakari’s people. Only Little Thunder managed to escape him by fleeing into the forest. While the warriors hurry after their precious mounts, Yakari goes in search of his friend … who is himself trailing the thief! Once the two groups converge near a huge camp, Yakari will have to display extraordinary cleverness to help his folk…

Yakari Vol. 18: The Wall of Fire

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DC Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration

This May, grab your favorite boba, pull a chair up to the dim sum table, and celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration, DC’s newest comic book anthology debuting May 11, 2021.

The 96-page one-shot issue will commemorate DC’s rich roster of Asian and Asian American characters, presenting new tales by some of the most lauded storytellers in comics. Ram V— the current Catwoman series writer—will at last unveil the long-seeded mystery behind Shoes in an action-packed tale that follows the character as she becomes Catwoman’s protégé, revealing her real name, secret origin, and who her mother is. Eisner Award-winning author Mariko Tamaki will continue her work on the Batman mythos and present an original Cassandra Cain story, marking the author’s first time taking on DC’s iconic Asian Batgirl. Joining these stories, Minh —the acclaimed writer behind the smash-hit middle-grade graphic novel Green Lantern: Legacy—will team with artist Trung Le Nguyen (author and artist of The Magic Fish) for an all-new story featuring Vietnamese American Tai Pham, DC’s newest Green Lantern co-created by Lê and Green Lantern: Legacy artist Andie Tong. This anthology marks Nguyen’s first work with DC.

For the main event, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan) and artist Bernard Chang will collaborate on a very special story fit for this celebratory month. Stay tuned for more details!

Additional stories and portraits will star iconic DC characters Katana, Lady Shiva, the Atom, and New Super-Man, among others, and will be written and drawn by fan-favorite writers and artists such as Francis Manapul, Greg Pak, Alyssa Wong, Marcio Takara, Sumit Kumar, Amy Chu, Dustin Nguyen, Cliff Chiang, Jen Bartel, Gurihiru and many more.

See below for the official description and full list of collaborators announced today and above for cover art by Jim Lee with Alex Sinclair. DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration hits stores and online retailers everywhere comics are sold on May 11, 2021.

DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration

Written by Gene Luen Yang, Mariko Tamaki, Minh Lê, Ram V, Greg Pak, Dustin Nguyen, Amy Chu, Alyssa Wong, and friends!
Drawn by Bernard Chang, Marcio Takara, Dustin Nguyen, Trung Le Nguyen, Francis Manapul, Marcus To, Sean Chen, Sumit Kumar, and others!
Portraits by Chiff Chiang, Jim Cheung, Jae Lee, Jen Bartel, Kevin Wada, Philip Tan, Gurihiru, and more!
Cover by Jim Lee with Alex Sinclair
Variant Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
On Sale 5/11/21
MSRP: $9.99

Grab your favorite boba and pull a chair up to the dim sum table as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with all your favorite Asian DC characters, old and new! Join Cassandra Cain, Katana, Green Lantern Tai Pham, the Atom, Dana Tan (a.k.a. Batman Beyond), Red Arrow, Lady Shiva, Damian Wayne and the al Ghul clan, New Super-Man, and more as we present new tales of these characters from their thrilling history! Plus, Cheshire Cat’s relationship to Cheshire is revealed as Shoes asks Selina Kyle to take her under her wing as Catgirl. And that’s just the start!

DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration
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