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Black Magick Vol 1

Detective Rowan Black works robbery/homicide for the Portsmouth PD, but her greatest mystery is the truth about herself…both who she has been, and who she will become. Yet there are others in Rowan’s world with very long memories, and the power that one person holds, another will always covet. 

Magic is some spooky stuff, but magick is even worse. When you see that word spelled with a k at the end, you know that you’re in for a bumpy ride. Black Magick bears this very spelling in it’s title. The name also makes sense because the last name of the main character is Black, and she has to do with magick. Detective Black is no amateur when it comes to magick. She’s been around the block, and knows a spell or two...

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4001 AD #1

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the summer’s blockbuster event series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, NINJAK) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI, X-Force)! Be here this May as the fallen guardian of New Japan – Rai – drafts the 41st century’s most powerful heroes into a star-spanning battle for the ultimate fate of the Valiant Universe!

In the distant future, Japan is referred to as “New Japan” and it orbits the Earth. New Japan is controlled by an AI, and he rules with an iron fist. In an attempt to weaken him, a girl named Lula Lee drops a virus into his source pool. But rather than simply killing the AI, this virus infects a large number of New Japan residents...

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Wet Moon Vol 1

As Cleo Lovedrop heads off for college at the local art school, an unseen social assailant spreads slander about her, she is forced to deal with her two brusque roommates, and discovers unsolved mysteries about the girl who lived in her room previously. As the moon grows full and lunar rays shine down, lunacy and moon-calves run free. 

College can be a difficult transition. My first two years (out of three hundred) I lived on campus, spending my time binge drinking and not studying. My time on campus was not met with nearly as much mystery and intrigue as Wet Moon, though. No one spread any rumors about me, I didn’t have any mysteries about my dorm room (other than the barbecue sauce stain on the heater), and there wasn’t a guy that smelled like hot dogs following me around everywhere...

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Freelance Blues #3

Struggling to travel across the country with little to no money, Lance is forced to take a few… less than ideal jobs. As the jobs go from odd to downright bizarre and other-worldly, Lance must once again save the day (and hopefully a few dollars as well). 

On this month’s episode of Freelance Blues, Lance finds himself in the midwest. Surrounded by corn, Lance realizes that he needs capital to continue his drive across the country. Luckily he is able to find a job as a gardener, but this is no ordinary job. Of course it isn’t, this wouldn’t be an exciting issue if there were no giant monsters or horrible scenarios. Can Lance make it through this job and collect his money, or is he doomed to say in the flyover states forever?

I continue to enjoy reading Freelance Blues. I’m not su...

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Cluster TPB

In the distant future, as mankind discovers life on other planets, it needs soldiers to defend its colonies and outposts across the stars. In order to increase the number of boots on the ground, criminals are offered the opportunity to serve. When a group of soldiers become stranded and abandoned on a war-torn planet, they’ll need to work together to survive and uncover the truth. 

Are we alone in the universe? Are the cosmos dripping with intelligent life, or are we really all that there is? I’ve always hoped that there was alien life, because the idea that humanity is all that there is is way to depressing. But after reading Cluster, us being alone might not be such a bad thing. In this far off future, mankind finds extraterrestrial life. Only problem is, this life is pissed...

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