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Little Girl #1

Little Girl #1

Writer: Pat Shand
Artist: Olivia Pelaez
Colors: Fran Gamboa with J. C. Ruiz
Letters & Design: Jim Campbell
Publisher: Devil’s Due Comics

Home alone. Are you really? Is there something lurking in the dark, hiding just out of sight, waiting for you to fall asleep?

Sarah is home alone. It is just her and the stuffed Penguin Damen snuck into the house as an apology. So what woke her up in the middle of the night? Who spoke to her from the other room? What happened to Al?

Little Girl is the beginnings of a good old-fashioned ghost story. The stage is set and questions are raised, so when the issue ends the reader is hooked and curious as to who this murderous little ghost is and why does she not rest easy?

Pat Shand, the story’s writer, weaves an interesting tail of sex and be...

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Dead Life #1

Writer: Jean-CharlesGaudin
Artist: Joan Urgell
Colors: Folny
Publisher: Titan Comics

Ground Zero. Stephen did not know that getting into his grandfather’s treasures in the attic so he could play Indiana Jones with the neighbor down the trail would lead to an outbreak. He was just having fun. How would he know?

Dead Life is an English reprint of the French comic, Dead Life: Crépuscule.

The story starts with scenes of life. Normal conversations and disagreements between husband and wife, the casual meal with extended family as Curtis and Kate return to his parents’ home to pick up their son, Stephen. When Curtis’s dad returns to the attic to retrieve some books he notices that one of his boxes has been opened and the contents are missing.

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Euthanauts #1

Writer: Tini Howard
Artist: Nick Robles
Letters: Aditya Bidikar
Publisher: IDW

There was something special about the woman at the restaurant. Thalia did not know what it was, other than that she was obviously terminally ill, but that wasn’t it. No, there was something more to it, but Thalia could not put her finger on it. When Mercy Wolfe followed her into the restaurant bathroom, Thalia had no idea her whole world was about to change.

Black Crown’s inaugural issue of Euthanauts is a visual masterpiece right from the beginning. Nick Robles’s art is sharp and on point, delivering a tone of brilliant contrast from the start.

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She Could Fly #1

 

Writer:          Cristopher Cantwell

Artist:            Martin Morazzo

Colorist:        Miroslav Mrva

Letterer:        Clem Robins

Publisher:     Dark Horse Comics

 

A woman is seen flying about the city. No one knows who she is, or how she is able to fly, but high school sophomore Luna Brewster is fascinated.  Who is she? Where does she come from? How does she fly? What does she want?

Luna has some issues, but what teenager doesn’t? Her new school counselor  seems nice enough, and the appearance of a flying woman is unusual, definitely not crazy, right?

She Could Fly is the first issue in a four part series under the Karen Berger Books imprint of Dark Horse Comics...

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Bella at the Bar: Book One

Bella at the Bar: Book One

 

Writer:          Jenny McDade

Artist:            John Armstrong

Publisher:     Rebellion

 

Bella Barlow is an orphan with a dream. She wants to escape her life as a window washer working for her cruel aunt and uncle so that she can learn to be a gymnast and compete on the national team. The road is long, hard, and filled with challenges she could not imagine while balancing on her uncle’s ladder with a rag and a bucket.

Bella and the Beam originally appeared as a serialized comic in the girl’s comic magazine Tammy and June in 1974 and 1975. It follows a precocious and driven young girl named Bella Barlow as she turns a chance encounter in an opportunity that leads her into the world of gymnastics.

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