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Black Cloud #1

Zelda was born in a world of dreams, and hers burned bigger than anyone had ever seen. Now she’s on the run in our world, the dreams broken in her hands. But the pieces are for sale, the rich and the powerful are buying, and suddenly her world isn’t the only place Zelda’s running from. From the creators that brought you Spider-Gwen, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, and DRIFTER, and the incredible colorist of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, comes a place where dreams come true–and today, they go to war.

I wasn’t quite sure what to make of Black Cloud. The story fumbles for purchase, and it took a long time to figure out its main point. Ultimately I have to ask myself: are its ideas interesting enough to make up for its annoyances?

The art’s polished, with sketchy, angular linework; the colors are terrific, i...

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Summer Magic: The Complete Journal of Luke Kirby

In the summer of 1962, young Luke Kirby is sent to stay with his Uncle Elias in a sleepy village called Lunstead, while his mother recuperates from an illness. Elias reveals himself to be a magician, well versed in the alchemical arts and eager to pass his skills onto his young nephew. But while Luke starts his apprenticeship, a bestial horror stalks those unfortunate enough to wander alone at night in the woods. Will the burgeoning magician be powerful enough to confront the monster? To enter this world of wonder, childhood innocence must be sacrificed…

This much-loved saga from the pages of 2000 AD is collected here in its entirety for the very first time.

The tagline says, “Before there was Harry Potter, there was Luke Kirby...

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Z Nation #1

A prequel set in the world of Syfy’s #1 scripted hit zombie series Z Nation, Black Summer is as bad as the apocalypse gets. A worldwide drought and famine when most of the surviving population dies and turns zombie. As the remnants of humanity cling to existence, fan favorite Charles Garnett returns to send a new team on a desperate new mission: Retrieve a possibly untouched cache of the food substitute Soylent Z from Galveston, Texas. 

But when mission leader Israel Johnson and his small team arrive in Galveston, they’ll face a threat unlike anything ever seen before in the zombie genre. Featuring Z Nation’s signature blend of horror, humor and heart, Black Summer is the start of a new six-issue miniseries from acclaimed writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies, G.I...

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Kim Reaper #1

Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. UNLIKE most university students, Kim’s job is pretty dang cool: she’s a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife. Like most university students, Becka has a super intense unrequited crush. UNLIKE most university students, Becka’s crush is on a beautiful gothic angel that frequents the underworld. Of course, she doesn’t know that. Unaware of the ghoulish drama she’s about to step into, Becka finally gathers up the courage to ask Kim on a date! But when she falls into a ghostly portal and interrupts Kim at her job, she sets off a chain of events that will pit the two of them against angry cat-dads, vengeful zombies, and perhaps even the underworld itself...

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Dark Souls: Tales of Ember #1

The Dark Souls short stories return, with eight new fresh rakes on the staggeringly popular mythos!

Based in the world of the global hit Video Game series, Dark Souls!

The sell-out and critically acclaimed series returns!

Tales of Ember: long on lore, short on story.

This comic manages to capture the doomy atmosphere of the Dark Souls franchise, but if the creators were going for a sort of Tales from the Crypt anthology, they really didn’t put a lot of effort into it. Calling these fragments “stories” is really pushing the definition – they’re scenes, nothing more. What’s the game here? Will these story bits continue into the next issue, or will it start over with an entirely new set of puzzle pieces?

The art’s all right – sort of Wizards of the Coast-esque, in what I assume i...

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