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The Power of the Dark Crystal #1+2

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, return to the world of Thra in an official sequel to the beloved fantasy film. Discover an all-new race of creatures called Firelings that live in a realm near the planet’s core, based on official character designs by Brian Froud. Years have passed since the events of the original film, and though Jen and Kira have ruled Thra as King and Queen, bringing Gelfling back to the land, they have become distracted by power and can no longer feel or see the needs of the world the way they once did. Thurma is a young Fireling tasked with stealing a shard of the Dark Crystal to restore power to her realm...

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Voracious: Feeding Time #2-5

Nate and Jenna finally have a heart-to-heart about their relationship, Starlee ponders a future away from Blackfossil, and the tables turn on Captain Jim and Nate as they become the hunted.

Sometimes it just comes down to grabbing a bunch of issues and doing some catching up. Both this series and this second set of issues were ones I was very happy to return to after a bit of delay. Continuing the story and concluding this volume, it’s Voracious: Feeding Time with issues two through five.

After previously mentioned the heart-to-heart, Starlee and Jenna end up meeting and seem to get along. In the parallel universe, Jim and Nate are in the middle of hunting where the dinosaur detectives catch them...

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Hero Cats of Skyworld #16

A new beginning! Bandit is transported to the Crow King’s realm and it’s a land of magic, dark spirits, and fairies. Featuring new Hero Cats – Lancelot, Sapphire, Newton, and Madalyn. This is a perfect starting point for new readers.

Whoa. Whoa whoa. I feel like I’ve gone through some sort of comic wormhole or something. It’s been what, at least a half dozen issues of filler and we’re back to the ongoing story. Sort of? Not at all as we’d expect though, as issue sixteen is now the Hero Cats of Skyworld, so we’re totally not in Kansas Stellar City anymore.

The one link we do get to the original Hero Cats is the opener of Bandit and his robot companion landing in a strange new world...

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Spencer & Locke #1

When his grade-school sweetheart is found dead, there’s only one friend Detective Locke can trust to help solve her murder — his childhood imaginary panther, Spencer. But when they face a vicious crime syndicate and memories from Locke’s traumatic youth, can this unlikely pair survive long enough to find the truth?

While I can’t speak from personal experience, imaginary friends are a big part of many children’s lives. They get kids through so many things, even if they physically aren’t doing anything. Even so, the first issue of Spencer & Locke shows that even imaginary friends can be just as powerful.

Detective Locke finds himself taking the unfortunate case of the murder of his grade-school puppy love, Sophie...

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Hero Cats #15

Rocket’s origin is revealed! Debuting the art of Hero Cats writer and creator Kyle Puttkammer.

Now this is a pretty special issue to return to after nearly missing this one. Not only do we get origin stories for two of our heroes, but debut art from the creator? I would have already enjoyed issue fifteen of Hero Cats, but that makes it all the more exciting.

Before becoming the strong member he is, Rocco started out living on the sea with his father. Rocket however, was the very first cat to be born in space, before sadly having to escape to Earth because of pirates. By chance meeting, these two eventually meet and become both friends and teammates in the Hero Cats team...

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