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Sky Doll: Sudra #1+2

In a parallel universe, the existence of a sweet, life-like android called Noa, a Sky Doll, has been turned upside down. After fleeing her tyrannical creator and fleeing to the far reaches of the galaxy to the planet Sudra, Noa cannot seem to escape her past! While she uses her mysterious healing powers to thrill the Sudra public, she is plagued by visions of the dead papesse Agape! Could this planet be even more revealing that its paradisiacal façade?

Sky Doll: Sudra is both gorgeous and bonkers in the very best way.

The art is unbelievable. I can’t imagine how many hours of digital painting went into each panel. The characters, which appear to be vaguely cat-like things, blend Disney cartoons with a dash of Manga and suffuse it with indefinable Frenchness...

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Rose #1

A classic fantasy tale about a girl trying to restore balance to a broken world. Rose must connect with her Khat—Thorne—to become the Guardian the world needs. But things aren’t easy for Rose and Thorne, the powerful sorcerous Drucilla has many powerful and demonic allies—all of them focused on stopping one scared little girl who’s desperately trying to stay alive and do what’s right. Written by MEREDITH FINCH (Wonder Woman, Little Mermaid), and drawn by fan-favorite artist IG GUARA (Batman: Arkham Knight, Blue Beetle, The Ravagers).

So let’s get this out of the way: Rose apparently has nothing to do with Jeff Smith’s Bone. This was my first assumption, seeing as the names “Rose” and “Thorn” are pretty unequivocally linked to Mr. Smith’s series. There is a Bone p...

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The Complete Skizz

The ultimate illegal alien! Alan Moore’s out of print classic returns in a brand new complete collection!

When Interpreter Zhcchz of the Tau-Ceti Imperium crashed his ship into the small blue ‘Hellworld’-classed planet, the odds of surviving were stacked against him. Stranded in the polluted, hostile British city of Birmingham, ‘Skizz’ is befriended by Roxy, a plucky young local girl. But danger is ever present – from bad food to Prime Minister Thatcher’s hostile government alien-hunters, this E.T. may soon be R.I.P!

Classic 2000AD has such a distinctive look and feel, you can immediately pick their comics out of a lineup: the neo-pulp art; the giddy schoolboy nature of the stories; the indefinable “Britishness” inflected with a hairy furze of punk anarchy. Skizz embodies all ...

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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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