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Ascension 2

The Being has now proclaimed himself the new god and all would be wise to change their ways, lest they face his wrath.  The Realm Knights, now aware of The Being’s return, begin formulating a plan to put a stop to his brand of “justice”.  But, is The Being really doing more harm than good, and will Samantha be able to take him down from within before she has to get her hands dirty?  Read issue 2 of Ascension from writer Pat Shand and witness the coming of a new age.

So, The Being has taken the whole “vengeful god” thing to heart.  No evil goes unpunished now and it would truly seem like he’s making a difference.  However, the Realm Knights know better than to trust him.  They’ve seen The Being in action firsthand and they know the true extent of his power...

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The Witcher 1

Traveling near the edge of the Black Forest, monster hunter Geralt meets a widowed fisherman whose dead and murderous wife resides in an eerie mansion known as the House of Glass—which seems to have endless rooms, nothing to fill them with, and horror around every corner.

It’s always fun to see video games go through the transition into a comic format.  This is especially the case when Dark Horse is the one who brings it to the table.  While I’ve only had the opportunity to see game footage, hearing that The Witcher was getting this done interested me.  Who knows, maybe this could be what gets me to finally play.

This first issue opens up with Geralt aka “The Witcher” running into a hunter along his travels...

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Robyn Hood Legend 1

It’s the beginning of the end, with the opening of the third volume in the Robyn Hood trilogy, from the creative mind of Pat Shand.  All the good she had done for Nottingham has all been for nothing, thanks to the efforts of the Sheriff of Nottingham.  Now back in the Earth Realm, Robyn seeks to mete out her own brand of justice in order to put to rest all she had lost.  Little does she know, however that all may not be as it seems.

Unfortunately I haven’t read through the previous volume of Robyn Hood, but from what I can tell, something went down.  She’s back in Earth Realm and rather shaken up.  Will Scarlet has been killed by the Sheriff of Nottingham, whom was summoned forth by Guy of Gisbourne, and Nottingham is all ashambles...

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Ascension 1

The Hunters have lost and The Being stands triumphant.  Having slain his father The Maker, The Being now sets out to become the new god and bring order to a world of chaos.  However, he’s going to need some help to begin crafting the world to his vision.  Following the events of Unleashed, Ascension, penned by Pat Shand, ushers in a new age as The Being rules supreme and it looks as though there is no one left to stop him.

So, it looks like the plight of the Hunters was all for naught.  The Being is still around and more powerful than ever.  Hell, the Hunters don’t even show up in this issue, so obviously, The Being must’ve wiped the floor with them or else they’d be there, front and center, for his little coming out party...

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Pirate Eye Vol 1

Once a pirate with a keen eye for finding wealth in unlikely places, Smitty now lives exiled from the sea. Landlocked, he has carved out a new niche as a “finder,” a man who, for a price, will utilize the same skills that served him as a treasure-hunting scoundrel to unearth any item, person, or secret. As his reputation and caseload swell, Smitty must contend with the gangster who all but rules his new hometown, a dangerous collection of local brigands and politicians, and the pall of threats from old enemies. Through it all his focus on what he values most-his own success-never wavers. Though his circumstances have changed, in his chest still beats the heart of a pirate!

Sometimes you just never know what kind of surprises are in store for you with a comic, regardless of the title...

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