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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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Divinity III: Stalinverse #4

The Stalinverse endures!

The world has gone red, and now the epic final confrontation begins as Divinity, Ninjak, Shadowman, Komandar Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and the Red Brigade all choose their side on the lines of the coming battle… Wait, you think we’ll tell you how this one ends? Nyet, comrade! The universe as we know it hinges on this, so make sure you read this one first, Valianteers!

Well, should’ve seen this coming.

We end Divinity III – one of the most innovative superhero stories in recent memory – with the sort of dull, sluggy talk-fest one might expect of Batman…even Aquaman, for that matter. The art’s still great, naturally, but the writing just feels like it expended all its wind quite a while back; it doesn’t have any of the power we’ve come to expect from the series...

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Sunstone Vol 1

Two women deal with modern themes of sex, relationships, and fetishism in this erotic romantic comedy. So beware all who enter, because, to quote a few hundred thousand readers on DeviantArt: “I’m not into BDSM…but this story…I get it.”

 Sunstone is a gorgeous work of erotic fiction.

The art is sensational: digitally-painted, a blend of realism, Disney, and a dash of Anime for good measure. The skin of the characters glows with warmth, and the bondage gear is inventive and quite interestingly engineered. The costumes range from cute to weird to downright alien at times, but it can never be said they aren’t fascinating. The writing is good, and downright funny at times; I could even indulge the corny bits…c’est la Bodice-Ripper, non? What surprised me the most, however, was a harrowing ...

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