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Preview: Pathfinder Vol.2: Of Tooth And Claw TP

Pathfinder Vol.2: Of Tooth And Claw TP

writer: Jim Zub
artist: Ivan Anaya, Sean Izaakse, Kevin Stokes, Jake Bilbao
cover: Carlos Lopez
FC | 216 pages | $19.99 | Teen +


When Valeros and his companions are tasked with tracking down a mysterious beast scarring the locals of Sandpoint, they find far more than they bargained for! A seemingly simple monster hunt becomes a twisted tale of danger and betrayal as the Cult of Lamashtu exacts its revenge on our iconic heroes.

With an action-packed story written by Jim Zub (Samurai Jack, Skullkickers) and lavish artwork by newcomers Sean Izaakse and Ivan Anaya, this second volume continues the thrilling adventures of the Pathfinder heroes in the richly envisioned fantasy world of Golarion. Bonus materials include over thirty-pages of encounters and world detail for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Preview: Miraculous Adventures of Ladybug & Cat Noir Volume 1


Writers: Thomas Astruc, Mélanie Duval, Fred Lenoir, Sébastien Thibaudeau, Bryan Seaton & Nicole D’Andria
Artist(s): Brian Hess
Cover Artist(s): Brian Hess
Letters by Justin Birch
Colors by Darné Lang
128 pgs./ A / FC

This trade paperback collects the first original illustrated stories based on Zag Entertainment’s television show Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. Join the premier superheroes of Paris, Ladybug and Cat Noir, as they battle Hawk Moth’s akumatized victims to save their city!


VIZ Media Releases Homestuck in April

VIZ Media has announced the release of Homestuck Book 1: Act 1 & Act 2 on April 13th.

The popular web comic will be released in a series of deluxe hardcover, full-color editions that each feature new cover art and commentary by series creator Andrew Hussie. Homestuck Book 1: Act 1 & Act 2 is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens and will carry a print MSRP of $24.99 U.S. / $33.99 CAN. The book also debuts digitally via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future volumes of the series will be published on a quarterly basis.

Written, illustrated and animated by creator Andrew Hussie, Homestuck is one of the most spectacular pop-culture phenomena of the past decade, a unique and massive internet-based hybrid work consisting of web comics, chat logs, gifs, video games, animation and music. Launched in 2009, Homestuck comprises over 8,000 pages encompassing such diverse genres such as action/adventure, sci-fi and fantasy, comedy, romance, and drama.

Years in the past, but not many, a webcomic launched that would captivate legions of devoted fans around the world and take them on a mind-bending, genre-defying epic journey that would forever change the way they look at stairs. And buckets. And possibly horses. Now this sprawling saga has been immortalized on dead trees with notes from author Andrew Hussie explaining what the hell he was thinking as he brought this monster to life. A must-have for Homestuck fans who want to re-experience the saga or for new readers looking for a gateway to enter this rich universe.

In Homestuck, a young man stands in his bedroom. It just so happens that he’s about to embark on an adventure involving birthday cakes, magic chests, hammers, arms (detachable and otherwise), harlequins, imps, eccentric architecture, movable home furnishings, bunnies, and a video game that will destroy the world.

For additional information on HOMESTUCK and other anime, manga and graphic novel titles published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

Preview: Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It, Trade Paperback

Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It, Trade Paperback

(W) Tini Howard
(A) Marc Ellerby
(C) Katy Farina
(CA) Marc Ellerby with Katy Farina
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $19.99
Page Count: 128

Rick and Morty™: Pocket Like You Stole It is the fan-favorite comic book miniseries based on the popular Adult Swim television series and inspired by the Pocket Mortys mobile game! Morty is on a quest to free himself (and all the other Mortys) from the clutches of Ricks, who collect Mortys and force them to battle one another for schmeckles and glory. Along the way, he’ll discover the grisly history of Morty battling, the dastardly lengths that Ricks are willing to stoop to in order to win, and perhaps… the strength in himself that’s needed to free the Mortys once and for all?

Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts is Collected in September 2018

Foodies and horror fanatics rejoice! Dark Horse is pleased to reveal that Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts hardcover collection is now available for preorder!

Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts features terrifying tales cooked up by the best-selling author and veteran chef, Anthony Bourdain and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose, back again from their New York Times #1 bestseller, Get Jiro!. This collection also contains all-new, original recipes prepared by Bourdain himself, plus a guide to the ghostly legendary spirits behind these horrifying tales.

Inspired by the Japanese Edo Period game Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai or 100 Candles, played by samurai warriors to test their courage, Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts reimagines this classic game of dread and terror as a circle of international chefs invoke modern tales of horror, terrifying yokai, yorei, and obake, all with the common thread of food—and pray that they survive the night.

This horror anthology features art from stellar artists Sebastian Cabrol, Francesco Francavilla, Irene Koh, Leonardo Manco, Alberto Ponticelli, Paul Pope, Vanesa Del Rey, and Mateus Santolouco with fantastic color by Jose Villarrubia, and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope.

Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts goes on sale September 19, 2018.

Readers will sink their teeth into Dark Fang, Vol. 1 this May

Writer Miles Gunter and artist Kelsey Shannon will release Dark Fang, Vol. 1: Earth Calling, collecting the first five issues of the eco-thriller, this May from Image Comics.

Valla has a vested interest in the survival of humankind. After all, humans are her primary food source.

When the ocean-dwelling vampire finds her aquatic paradise destroyed by a dark liquid plague, Valla takes to the surface in search of answers. What she finds is a world on the brink of ecological disaster, and a civilization powerless to stop it. If Valla wants to keep eating, she’ll have to take down the fossil fuel industries.

Dark Fang, Vol. 1: Earth Calling (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0654-7, Diamond code: FEB180548) hits comic book stores Wednesday, May 9th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailer is Monday, March 12th. It will arrive in bookstores Tuesday, May 15th.

Get ready for a real trip: Paradiso, Vol. 1 hits stores this May

Writer Ram V, artist Dev Pramanik, colorist Dearbhla Kelly, and letterer Aditya Bidikar will release Paradiso, Vol. 1: Essential Singularity, collecting the first four issues of the psychedelic sci-fi series, this May from Image Comics.

Centuries ago, civilization collapsed in a single cataclysmic event known as The Midnight. Now, it seems humanity is only able to thrive in one place: a living, breathing city called Paradiso. And it seems it’s drawn Jack Kryznan, a man haunted by fragments of old memories—and in possession of a mysterious device of awesome power—to its gates.

Paradiso, Vol. 1: Essential Singularity (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0660-8, Diamond code: FEB180586) hits comic book stores Wednesday, May 16th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailer is Monday, March 12th.

Fans can find a special Book Market Edition cover of Paradiso, Vol. 1: Essential Singularity (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0883-1) in bookstores on Tuesday, May 22nd.

Review: Black Panther: Man Without Fear – The Complete Collection

The popularity of the Black Panther movie, cannot be understated, as it being of the few movies to the cross Billion-dollar threshold, and for good reason. The movie had action, comedy, politics, history, and war. Never has a movie, come from the MCU, where it was self-contained, and fans were transported to an experience, one that fans will not forget anytime soon. In retrospect, the movie only scratched the surface on just how complex the character is, as describing as Marvel’s version of Batman, doesn’t do the character justice.

His journey in the comics also have takne T’Challa through the ringer, as he has faced series of trials and tribulations that’s has seen him get married, get his marriage annulled, become King of Wakanda and lose his crown to his sister, Shuri.  The movie briefly flirted with the idea that T’Challa can lose his crown and the mantle of Blck Panther. In David Liss and Francesco Francavilla’s Black Panther: The Man Without Fear, T’Challa ends up in New York city, more specifically Hell’s Kitchen.

We meet T’Challa,shortly after abdicating the throne, realizing he has to make a way without the mantle of Black Panther, he seeks a way to do good, as he finds his way to New York City, right after Matt Murdock , being corrupted by the Hand, leaves Hell’s Kitchen, for his own redemption. As T’Challa, looks to create a new identity and fight crime without the use of Vibranium or the Black Panther suit, he takes on the mantle of the Protector of Hell’s Kitchen, which brings the ire of the Romanian mob and its chief architect, Vlad The Impaler. As quiet as T’Challa is trying to keep his presence in NYC, he catches the attention of Spiderman and Luke Cage, who both don’t know he is secretly fighting crime, but Kraven the Hunter does, as he comes to the city to find him as  hatemongering version of himself pops up, in the American Panther,  both whom T’Challa defeats in some hard fought battles. By book’s end, Storm comes to aid him as he battles Lady Bullseye and finds out exactly where Matt Murdock has been, as he leaves city back in his hands, just a bit better.

Overall, an engaging book that reminds readers that though we love to see superheroes triumph, it’s when they suffer and struggle, is what builds character in them as it does in us. The story by Liss, is large, sweeping, adventurous, action packed and gives T’Challa a new light to see him under. The art by Francaviilla feels intimate, warm, and sparks in places where you least expect it. Altogether, an important part of his canon which would like a sin if it is overlooked, as any fan of Black Panther needs to read this book.

Story: David Liss Art: Francesco Francavilla
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Giant Days Vol. 7 SC

Giant Days Vol. 7 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: John Allison
Artists: Max Sarin, Liz Fleming
Colorist: Whitney Cogar
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman
Price: $14.99

Fast friends Susan, Daisy, and Esther continue their second year at Sheffield University. Education and looking ahead to the future isn’t all that college holds in store for these ladies—grocery store protests, family reunions, and even an MMORPG wedding are all on this semester’s docket. Collects issues #25-28 of the Eisner Award-nominated series.

Preview: The Amazing World of Gumball OGN Vol. 4: Scrimmage Scramble SC

The Amazing World of Gumball OGN Vol. 4: Scrimmage Scramble SC

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Megan Brennan
Artist: Kate Sherron
Colorist: Vladimir Popov
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Cover Artist: Katy Farina
Price: $14.99

Anais decides that it’s time that she learns a sport and goes to Darwin and Gumball for guidance, but they don’t know how to play any sports, either! Afraid to lose face to Anais, they make up their own sport… that becomes an intergalactic sensation?!

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