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Buffy: The High School Years Parental Parasite TPB

Buffy struggles to deal with her mom Joyce’s newfound interest in spending time with her. Balancing that with her schoolwork, her friends, and her regular vampire-slaying duties is a challenge. However, when Joyce becomes hypnotized by a childlike demon that craves motherly care, Buffy experiences a new kind of sibling rivalry—except in Buffy’s case, her “sibling” is actually a monster!

Lately I’ve been enjoying the experience of sharing one of my all time favorite shows with my daughter. After admittedly not reading any of the comics in ages, it’s nice to pick another one up. Set back in year one, it’s another book for Buffy: The High School Years with Parental Parasite.

It’s sure not easy being Buffy, trying to be both a vampire slayer and a highschooler and handling everythin...

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Brave Chef Brianna #1-4

From fantasy author Sam Sykes (Aeons’ Gate) comes a story about budding chef Brianna Jakobsson, who’s trying to impress her father but whose best—and only—customers are monsters. Brianna has big dreams of starting her own restaurant. When her ailing father, a celebrity restaurant magnate, poses a challenge to his only daughter and 15 sons, she sets out to create the best restaurant around! Thing is, the only city she can afford to set up shop in is Monster City.

That big step of leaving home, venturing out and making your own way, is a scary part of life. Think about how much more frightening that would be moving to a city of monsters. For Brianna Jakobsson and her dream of starting a restaurant, that’s the setting her new chapter in life starts in.

With her father informing Bria...

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Dollface #5

Now that Ivan has perfected his Witch Positioning System (WPS), the gang take off to sunny Southern California to track down the next witch on their list. Be sure to check out this nightmarish 2nd story arc of DollFace: Tales of the Ball Jointed Witch Hunter!

My overwhelming excitement for getting this next issue was fueled by two main factors, one being the book itself of course. Admittedly, I was just as anxious to get my hands on the variant covers that wonderful artist and good friend Collette Turner did. Getting back to reason one, let’s get into the actual reading of the content for issue five of Dollface.

As a ghost, Ivan has become quite useful, with things like his Black Room and teleportation ability...

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Vampblade Season 2 #3

Katie and her comic shop gang continue their first team Vampblade mission at SoCal Comic Con, but things aren’t going as planned. Instead of them finding the local vamp hub, they find the vamps turning the convention floor itself into an other-dimensional death trap!

When it comes to going to conventions, there’s always that possibility for something to go wrong. You forget something, your cosplay gets damaged, you miss that one panel. As for fans in the third issue of Vampblade season two, it may be seeing someone slaying the headline guest.

With the new emergence of “daywalker” TSDs, the gang find themselves in a swarm and Katie unable to transform. Out of nowhere, the blades completely take over Katie and go on a vamp killing rampage...

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Frigates of EVE Online: The Cross Sections

Featuring detailed images of twenty-eight of the most iconic ships in EVE Online, this beautifully illustrated guide offers an unprecedented look into frigates from each faction with intricate cutaways and complex lore. Dark Horse Books is proud to partner with CCP Games to present Frigates of EVE Online: The Cross Sections!

If I had to guess, my fascination with things like cross sections or blueprints probably came from The Way Things Work. I could just sit and read all the details about layers and tech specs of robots, ships and others for hours. While the game is foreign to me, Frigates of EVE Online: The Cross Sections appeals to that interest.

The Frigates of EVE Online: The Cross Sections book is both simple and complicated at the same time...

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