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ComiXology Features Two New from Ablaze and Harlequin

There’s two new comics available now on comiXology. Start shopping or check out what you can get below!

A Man’s Skin Vol. 1

Written by Hubert, Ivanka Hahnenberger
Art by Zanzim
Cover by Zanzim
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This series is rated Adults Only
DISCLAIMER: graphic sexuality
“Once upon a time in Renaissance Italy, Bianca, a young lady from a good family, is of marriage age. Her parents find her a fiancé to their liking: Giovanni, a rich merchant, young and pleasant. The wedding looks set to go smoothly even though Bianca can’t hide her disappointment at having to marry a man she knows nothing about. But before the marriage, she learns the secret held and bequeathed by the women of her family for generations: a “man’s skin”! By donning it, Bianca becomes “Lorenzo” and enjoys all the attributes of a young man of stunning beauty. She can now visit the world of men incognito and get to know her fiancé in his natural environment. In her male skin, Bianca frees herself from the limits imposed on women.
BONUS: Includes a discussion guide to help readers further discuss the themes of the story.”

A Man's Skin Vol. 1

To Hire And To Hold

Written by Margot Dalton
Art by Motoko Mori
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Not even in her wildest dreams did Lee expect to see David, her ex-fiance from six years ago, at the same company job interview. Their engagement fell through over some serious family issues, which caused the two to be out of touch this entire time. However, time never made Lee’s love fade away. Lee is betting everything for this job interview, and needs to get hired no matter what… even if it means to lie about being married! Since there is a rumor about the company favoring married workers, both David and Lee slip out a lie that they are both married. This lie ends up haunting Lee, as she cannot take on the guilt of lying to get a job, which is why David suggests that they turn the lie into the truth… to be married to each other.

To Hire And To Hold

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Ablaze Reveals their August Releases

Maria Llovet’s Porcelain

by Maria Llovet
MSRP: $3.99 ·
Release Date: August 4th

Beryl’s life in the desert is relatively simple, living with her aunt and her cat, …until the day she finds and enters the Dollhouse.

Stuck inside an ever-changing mystery house that hunts children and turns them into dolls, Beryl goes on a psychedelic journey where she must face the notion of her own limitations and move past them…before she becomes the building’s newest prey. Porcelain is a psychological thriller, depicted in a way that only acclaimed creator Maria Llovet (Faithless, Heartbeat, Loud, Eros/Psyche) can tell it. Catch the series debut with 5 special variant covers by acclaimed artists such as Sabine Rich, Caspar Wijngaard, Yishan Li, and Tyler Boss.

Maria Llovet’s Porcelain

Maria Llovet’s Eros/Psyche HC

MSRP: $24.99 ·
Release Date: September 29th

Acclaimed creator Maria Llovet (Faithless, Heartbeat, Loud) brings you a surreal, bewitching tale of love, magic, and tragedy in Eros/Psyche.

The Rose female boarding school is paradise for young girls…but only if you follow the rules. Because, if you disobey them, you can end up expelled, or even worse, dead. Sara and Silje are two students learning the rules of the school, which includes classes by day…and the casting of curses and spells by night. A love develops between the two, which is tender, but threatens to break under the weight of the dark secret society within The Rose.

A Man’s Skin

MSRP: $24.99
Release Date: October 29th

An award-winning fairy tale about love set in Renaissance Italy. Bianca is a young lady from a good family and is of marriage age. Her parents find her a fiancé́ to their liking: Giovanni, a rich merchant, young and pleasant. The wedding looks set to go smoothly even though Bianca cannot hide her disappointment at having to marry a man she knows nothing about.

But before the marriage, she learns the secret held and bequeathed by the women of her family for generations: a “man’s skin.” By donning it, Bianca becomes “Lorenzo” and enjoys all the attributes of a young man of stunning beauty. She can now visit the world of men incognito and get to know her fiancé́ in his natural environment. In her male skin, Bianca frees herself from the limits imposed on women. The morals of the Renaissance then act as a mirror to our present time and poses several questions: why should women be treated differently from men? Why should their freedom be the object of contempt and coercion?

Tackling universal themes through a captivating and subtle fairy tale, French writer Hubert and artist Zanzim brilliantly question our relationship to gender and sexuality…but not only that. By mixing morality and humor, A Man’s Skin invites us to the mad and noble quest for love.

This international bestselling title has been highly awarded:

  • iPRIX Ti ZEF DE LA BD 2020 (Festival Brest en Bulle)
  • Grand Prix RTL de la Bande Dessinée 2020
  • Prix Landerneau BD 2020
  • Prix Wolinski de la BD du « Point » 2020
  • Grand Prix de la critique ACBD (Association des Critiques et journalistes de Bande Dessinée) 2021
  • Prix des Libraires Canal BD 2021
  • Fauve de Lycéens (Angoulême 2021)
A Man’s Skin