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4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK #1
written by Matthew Rosenberg, illustrated by Tyler Boss, lettered by Thomas Mauer
A fun(ish) crime caper about children! Eleven-year-old Paige and her weirdo friends have a problem: a gang of ex-cons need her dad's help on a heist ... the problem is those ex-cons are morons. If Paige wants to keep her dad out of trouble, she's going to have to pull off the heist herself. Like Wes Anderson remaking Reservoir Dogs, 4KWIAB is a very dark & moderately humorous story about friendship, growing up, D&D, puking, skinheads, grand larceny, and family.
written by Adam Egypt Mortimer, illustrated by Darick Robertson, colored by Diego Rodriguez, lettered by Crank
This madcap sci-fi buddy adventure about a wanna-be bank robber and his best-friend Gun, a drug-addicted, foul-mouthed, living gun, marks Darick Robertson's return to the hard sci-fi worldbuilding of his classic Transmetropolitan mixed with The Boys' ultra-violence and the lunacy of Happy.
BEAUTIFUL CANVAS #1
written by Ryan K. Lindsay, illustrated by Sami Kivela, colored by Triona Farrell, lettered by Ryan Ferrier
Lon Eisley is a hitwoman hired to kill a small child a few days after discovering her girlfriend pregnant. In a bold declaration of uncertainty, she saves the boy and hits the road, despire the fact her boss clearly wanted him dead for a reason. This warped crime dystopia delves into the emotional dichotomy of creator/destroyer as Lon tries to connect the two very different worlds she now inhabits. From Sami Kivela (Chum) & Ryan K Lindsay (Negative Space, DC Writers Workshop) comes a gonzo tale of personal discovery, animal/hybrid hit troupes, and reactive pyrokinesis.
written by Kwanza Osajyefo, designed by Tim Smith 3, illustrated by Jamal Igle, lettered by Dave Sharpe, covers by Khary Randolph, edited by Sarah Litt
In a world that already hates and fears them - what if only Black people had superpowers. After miraculously surviving being gunned down by police, a young man learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. Now he must decide whether it's safer to keep it a secret or if the truth will set him free.
written by Pat Shand, illustrated by Renzo Rodriguez, colored by Mara Jayne Carpenter, lettered by Jim Campbell
It's Buffy the Vampire Slayer if the villains were big pharma.
Scout Turner works as a cryptozoologist, examining and cataloguing supernatural creatures for scientific purposes. When she discovers the cure for asthma in the venom of a new breed of monster, she quickly finds herself on the run from Kenilworth Pharmaceuticals and the monsters that they've hired to kill her. With no one by her side but her clueless assistant, a morally ambiguous succubus, and her geriatric dog, Scout goes on the run... but in a world controlled by money and drugs, can she escape the reaching claws of a medical monopoly?
written by Matteo Pizzolo, illustrated by Amancay Nahuelpan, colored by Tyler Boss, lettered by Jim Campbell
What if a fascist, autocratic President took over the United States?
And what if that President lost California, the sixth largest economy on Earth, by nearly 2-to-1...a margin of almost 3 1/2 million votes?
What if the day after that President took power, the largest mass demonstration in history occurred, and the state with the largest turnout was California. And then, the following week, two of the largest international airports in the world, California's LAX and SFO, were blockaded by protesters?
What if California refused to be ruled?
From the creators of YOUNG TERRORISTS, Matteo Pizzolo (GODKILLER) and Amancay Nahuelpan (CLANDESTINO), comes this tale of resisting oppression, punching Nazis, protecting each other, kicking ass, and demanding liberty for all.
by Amancay Nahuelpan
The country of Tairona became a no man's land after the military coup. Guerrillas were formed across the lands, and rebels unified against the dictator to resist the regime. The hopes of many lay on Clandestino, who barely escaped from the military attacks as a child, and was then recruited by the rebel forces, to later lead the revolution against the dictator. An all-new miniseries by Amancay Nahuelpan (Young Terrorists).
COME INTO ME #1
written by Zac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler, illustrated by Piotr Kowalski, colored by Niko Guardia, lettered by Ryan Ferrier
When an entrepreneur with a god complex creates a technology that allows two minds to share one body, he doesn't anticipate the degenerative effects of long-term trials. Come Into Me is a contemporary comment on connected culture and our longing for approval in the digital age. This is a world where technology and flesh become indistinguishable, begging the question, "How much sharing is too much sharing?"
Prepare yourself for the insane lovechild of The Fly and Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind.
CRITICAL HIT #1
written by Matt Miner, illustrated by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, colored by Doug Garbark, lettered by Jim Campbell
Matt Miner rallies a brand new art team and launches Liberator fan-favorites Jeanette and Sarah in a bold new direction with their own gritty mission to stop a rogue gang of hunters - but the girls learn to their horror that these hunters have developed a new hobby: hunting people... and suddenly the rescuers become the prey.
DEVIL WITHIN #1
written by Stephanie Phillips, illustrated by Maan House, colored by Dee Cunniffe, lettered by Troy Peteri
Paranormal entities. Demonic possessions. Or is it madness? When newly engaged Michelle and Samantha move into an old house, Michelle starts experiencing disturbing events... rogue reflections in mirrors, strange apparitions, and an errie voice only she can hear. Samantha doesn't believe in ghosts, but the alternative might be even more terrifying in this hauntingly paranoid thriller from new writer Stephanie Phillips and artist Mann House (Witchblade).
written by Matteo Pizzolo, illustrated by Anna Wieszczyk, lettered by Jim Campbell
Teenage orphan Tommy and escaped slavegirl Halfpipe journey through a post-nuke wasteland in search of a new heart for Tommy's dying sister.
written by M.L. Miller, illustrated by James Whynot, colored by Dee Cunniffe, lettered by Jim Campbell
On a journey to track down the grave of their estranged father, Maribel and Anthony find their way to the Malort Cemetery, a strange, seemingly abandoned field of mostly unmarked tombs. There they encounter an eccentric clan of grave-robbers who've devised a highly-addictive drug made from human remains--and the fresher the corpse, the stronger the dose. What started out as an attempt to reconnect with the past becomes a descent into a psychedelic, neon-colored nightmare, will Maribel and Anthony find their way through the hallucinogens or will they become the next hit?
JADE STREET PROTECTION SERVICES #1
written by Katy Rex, illustrated by Fabian Lelay, colored by Mara Jayne Carpenter, lettered by Taylor Esposito, cover by Annie Wu
In this new series that mashes The Breakfast Club with Sailor Moon, Kai, Saba, Noemi, Divya, and Emma are (bad) students at Matsdotter Academy, an elite private school for magical girls. When they all meet for the first time in a totally unfair detention, these punk rock witch delinquents cut class and discover the fates Matsdotter has in store for them are even more sinister than they suspected. With JSPS, the creative team of writer Katy Rex, penciler/inker Fabian Lelay, colorist Mara Jayne Carpenter, and series cover artists Annie Wu and Kiki Jenkins channel Black Mask's edgy, subversive sensibility into a whipsmart adventure for delinquents young and old.
KIM & KIM #1
written by Magdalene Visaggio, illustrated by Eva Cabrera, colored by Claudia Aguirre, lettered by Zakk Saam, cover by Tess Fowler, cover colored by Kiki Jenkins
Kim & Kim are twentysomething besties out to make a name for themselves in the wild world of interdimensional cowboy law enforcement. In a massive "screw you" to their parents and the authorities, they decide to hijack some high stakes bounty - and end up in way over their heads. Kim & Kimis a day-glo action adventure that's bursting with energy and enthusiasm. It puts queer women and trans women front and center, with a story that embraces the absurd alongside realistic pathos. It's a mature book that focuses on the power and meaning of female friendships as engines of validation.
LAB RAIDER #1
written by Matt Miner, illustrated by Creees Lee, colored by Joshua Jensen, lettered by Matt Krotzer
A pair of young women dog-rescuers break into a black market laboratory where illegal tests are being run on animals. What at first seems like a simple rescue becomes more dangerous when they stumble on secret military experiments, discovering to their horror that the animals they sought to help have been turned into something different, something monstrous… and, once the cages are opened, the rescuers quickly become the prey of these weaponized beasts.
LAST BORN #1
written by Patrick Meaney, illustrated by Eric Zawadzki
What if the Big Bang was not the first of its kind? And, more importantly, not the last? Her whole life, Julia has yearned for adventure, and when she falls through a rupture in spacetime, she finally gets her wish. This cosmological thrill-ride marks the comic writing debut of Patrick Meaney, director of Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods and art debut of Eric Zawadzki (The Dregs, Eternal).
LAST SONG #1
written by Holly Interlandi, illustrated by Sally Cantirino
Nicky Marshall was saved by rock and roll – or so he likes to think.
An awkward upbringing and turmoil following his father’s suicide led Nicky to form a band called Ecstasy with his childhood friend Drey. The music takes them to Los Angeles, raw and gritty and teeming with personalities.
Nicky thinks they’re ready for stardom, but no one’s ever ready for stardom.
This first of four oversized issues begins in the 1980s, grows out of grassroots clubs & introduces Ecstasy to the world – whether it’s ready for them or not. From the brand new team of Holly Interlandi on scripts and Sally Cantirino on pencils & inks, this unique, heartbreaking story is about letting the music in… how it changes you and affects everyone around you, for better & worse.
written by Matt Miner, illustrated by Javier Aranda, colored by Joaquin Pereyra, lettered by Crank, cover by Tim Seeley
A hard-edged vigilante series about two young heroes who avenge the torture of animals. Not all heroes wear capes.
written by Curt Pires, illustrated by Chris Peterson, lettered by Colin Bell
A washed-up, drug-addicted screenwriter and a transgender bartender stumble onto a Satanic cult's plan to sacrifice people all across LA (geomapped in the form of a pentagram, of course) and bring on Armageddon. As our intrepid, damaged heroes embark on a suicide mission to stop the crazy cultists, even they wonder if this is all really happening or if they're just plain crazy. Probably both. The latest project from Curt Pires (POP) sees him teaming with art sensation Chris Peterson (Grindhouse) for a story that cuts to the very center of Hollywood mythology and depravity itself.
NO ANGEL #1
written by Eric & Adrianne Palicki, illustrated by Ari Syahrazad, colored by Jean-Paul Csuka, lettered by Jim Campbell, cover by Amancay Nahuelpan
Religious texts from The Bible to the Sumerian tablets speak of strange creatures descending from the heavens and mating with humans, their children the superhuman heroes of myth. None of this ever meant anything to Iraq War veteran Hannah Gregory, until she found herself in the crosshairs of a dangerous cult convinced that she's a descendant of these mysterious bloodlines... bloodlines they're determined to eradicate.
NOBODY IS IN CONTROL #1
written by Patrick Kindlon, illustrated by Paul Tucker, lettered by Wallace Ryan
When Richard sees a man run through his yard, he follows him out of concern. This deep in the woods, he must be lost... must be in trouble. Bust soon it's Richard in peril, as this stranger drags him into a deep, twisted web of conspiracy going back hundreds of years.
written by M.L. Miller, illustrated by Carlos Granda, lettered by Jim Campbell
The circus is the Greatest Show On Earth… unless you’re the attraction. Raised from infancy by duplicitous clowns who entertain by day and menace by night, Pirouette dreams of washing the paint from her face and escaping to a better life far away from her cruel adoptive circus family… because when the spotlights dim and the crowd disperses, the clown princess’ big-top dreams give way to a nightmarish world of monsters with painted smiles.
QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO #1
written by Magdalene Visaggio, illustrated by Eryk Donovan, colored by Claudia Aguirre, lettered by Zakk Saam
Mad science is the punkest s*** there is. Teenage sweethearts Nat & Sumesh spend their nights breaking into abandoned superlabs to steal the parts they need to build a time machine - and they've just found the most important part. But mysterious entities keep trying to stop them turning it on. Now all they've gotta do is hang on long enough to figure out why. Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim) and Eryk Donovan (Memetic) bring you a high-octane adventure full of robots, muscle cars, and queer-a** skater punks.
SEX DEATH REVOLUTION #1
written by Magdalene Visaggio, illustrated by Rebecca Farrow, colored by Harry Saxon, lettered by Zakk Saam, edited by Hannah Means-Shannon, cover by Kiki Jenkins
Life is a story. Hers is being rewritten.
Still reeling from the sudden collapse of her coven, Manhattanite sorceress Esperanza tries to rebuild. But everyone in her life is saying she's done and said things that never happened -- terrible things. Before she knows it, she's becoming someone entirely different. Someone she used to be, once upon a time.
Life is full of ch-ch-ch-changes in this urban fantasy from Eisner-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio (Eternity Girl, Kim & Kim) and artist Becca Farrow (Ladycastle).
SNAP FLASH HUSTLE #1
written by Pat Shand, art by Emily Pearson, lettered by Jim Campbell
In this stylish crime thriller, Haley Mori, a downtrodden alternative-model, happens upon a secret society of elite models in NYC that are using their platforms to sell narcotics.Seeing a possible escape from a lifetime of crushing debt, Haley becomes involved and works her way up the rank, making new alliances and enemies alike while getting a taste of a power she never knew she craved.
SPACE RIDERS #1
written by Fabian Rangel Jr, illustrated by Alexis Ziritt, lettered by Ryan Ferrier
From the galactic core to the outer quadrants, one name strikes terror in the hearts of evil beings everywhere: the Space Riders! Sailing the cosmos in the Skullship Santa Muerte, Capitan Peligro and his fearless crew deal harsh justice to the scum of the galaxy while searching for the forbidden truths of the universe! Fabian Rangel Jr (Doc Unknown) and Alexis Ziritt (The Package) bring you a new and exciting space adventure that will destroy your brain! (in a good way).
SURVIVAL FETISH #1
written by Patrick Kindlon, illustrated by Antonio Fuso, lettered by Jim Campbell
Downtown Honolulu is a sniper alley, and Saheer runs it better than anyone. He's a local celebrity for transporting medicine and information across a no-man's land occupied by militias and street gangs. But what people say about you is never the full story, and when the cheers die out Saheer is left with just his anxieties... and his secrets.Downtown Honolulu is a sniper alley, and Saheer runs it better than anyone. He's a local celebrity for transporting medicine and information across a no-man's land occupied by militias and street gangs. But what people say about you is never the full story, and when the cheers die out Saheer is left with just his anxieties... and his secrets.
THE DISCIPLES #1
written by Steve Niles, illustrated by Chris Mitten, colored by Jay Fotos, lettered by Chris Mitten
Dagmar, Rick, and Jules, intrepid private eyes/bounty hunters, have been hired by a high ranking Senator to retrieve his teenage daughter who's run off to join a mysterious religious cult.
This is no ordinary cult though. In the near future of "The Disciples," the ultra-wealthy have become true Masters Of The Universe by colonizing moons throughout the solar system. Billionaire industrialist McCauley Richmond is one such colonist: he's built a new society on Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter, where his flock of cultists can have the religious freedom to worship him.
But when the team reaches Ganymede in their Starship Venture, they discover something has gone horribly wrong...
THE DREGS #1
written by Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson, illustrated by Eric Zawadzki, colored by Dee Cunniffe
A gentrified city. Its homeless population restricted to six square blocks called The Dregs. When people start disappearing, a drug-addled homeless man obsessed with detective fiction becomes addicted to solving the mystery. Equal parts Raymond Chandler and Don Quixote, set in a thriving metropolis that literally cannibalizes the homeless.
THE FOREVERS #1
written by Curt Pires, illustrated by Eric Pfeiffer, lettered by Colin Bell
Live fast. Live forever. Five friends struggling on the brink of stardom sacrifice everything in a black magic pact that brings them all the wealth and glamour they ever wanted. Years later though, the "glow" is fading. But when one of them dies, and they feel a surge of magic rise amongst them, they soon realize that they all share in the power of the glow. And when a member of the group decides to kill the rest and claim the glow for their own, they suddenly find themselves fighting for their lives. As they search for the killer's identity, each of The Forevers must face the macabre reality of the lengths to which some people will go to be adored, and to make certain that the spotlight never fades...
THE SKEPTICS #1
written by Tini Howard, illustrated by Devaki Neogi, colored by Jen Hickman, lettered by Aditya Bidikar
A stylish, political adventure about a pair of hip, clever teens who fool the world into believing they have superpowers. It is the 1960s. The Russians have the A-bomb, the H-bomb, and now the most terrifying weapon of all: a pair of psychically superpowered young people. Terrified and desperate, the US top brass scours from coast to coast in search of psychic Americans. Enter Dr. Isobel Santaclara, an eccentric illusionist and grifter who has recruited two teenagers and trained them to trick the US government, the Russians, and the whole world into believing they are dangerous psychics. The Skeptics is a pre-punk period piece, a sort of honest, unfuzzy, non-nostalgic look at the Cold War in DC.
THE WILDS #1
written by Vita Ayala, illustrated by Emily Pearson, colored by Marissa Louise, lettered by Jim Campbell
After a cataclysmic plague sweeps across America, survivors come together to form citystate-like communities for safety. Daisy Walker is a Runner for The Compound, a mix of post-apocalyptic postal service and black market salvaging operation. It is a Runner's job to ferry items and people between settlements, and on occasion scavenge through the ruins of the old world. Daisy is the best there is at what she does. Out beyond the settlement walls are innumerable dangers: feral animals, crumbling structures, and Abominations - those that were touched by the plague and became something other. After a decade of surviving, Daisy isn't phased by any of it - until her lover, another Runner named Heather, goes missing on a job. Desperate to find her, Daisy begins to see that there may be little difference between the world inside the walls and the horrors beyond.
THERE'S NOTHING THERE #1
written by Patrick Kindlon, illustrated by Maria Llovet, lettered by Jim Campbell
Celebrity-socialite Reno Selleti doesn't believe in very much beyond Instagram comments, hipster drugs, and the flash of paparazzi cameras, so when a friend invites her to an EYES WIDE SHUT-type party she goes along mostly for the lulz. But the joke doesn't feel as funny when she realizes it's an actual occult ritual, and suddenly she's seeing things... Horrifying apparitions trying to warn her. "RUN." Like Darren Aronofsky remaking DRAG ME TO HELL, There's Nothing There is a stylish & hallucinatory thriller about losing yourself in the bright lights and finding yourself at rock bottom.
TOE TAG RIOT #1
written by Matt Miner, illustrated by Sean Von Gorman, cover by Tristan Jones
A hilarious and gory tongue-in-cheek story, Toe Tag Riotis about a punk rock band cursed to become zombies whenever they perform their music! The band goes on a last cross-country tour in search of the cure to their affliction, but being the ethical sometimes-zombie punks that they are, Toe Tag Riot uses their zombie superpowers to rid the world of racists, homophobes, misogynists and all kinds of other nasty people. Read the LGBT-positive book that the Westboro Baptist Church themselves accidentally endorsed and then felt really stupid about doing!
written by Michael Moreci, illustrated by Ron Salas, colored by Tamra Bonvillain, lettered by Jim Campbell
Colton Moss and his elite team of special agents run counter-terrorism operations utilizing a secret form of time travel technology called "transference," which enables them to send their consciousnesses back in time - but, when Colton's past is altered to reshape his life in the present, he discovers this technology isn't as exclusive as he thought. Now Colton must prevent a large-scale insurgency in the U.S. - and do so in the transference-past, where a terrorist's consciousness could be in any body, so everybody is a potential suspect.
TWELVE REASONS TO DIE #1
created by RZA, Ghostface Killah, & Adrian Younge, written by Matthew Rosenberg & Patrick Kindlon, illustrated by Breno Tamura, Gus Storms, Kyle Strahm, Joe Infurnari, covers by Chris Mitten & Ron Wimberly
This horror-crime hybrid from the legendary Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah and RZA is the brutal story of a vengeful soul hunting the 12 most powerful crimelords in the world.
WE ARE THE DANGER #1
written & illustrated by Fabian Lelay, colored by Claudia Aguirre, lettered by Taylor Esposito, edited by Stephanie Cooke
Starting as the new girl in your senior year of high school is never easy, and Julie Malliari is having a terrible first day- until she meets Tabitha. After a night out at a rock show, their friendship quickly grows and, before they know it, the two form a band with their sights set on a record deal... they just need to win it in a nationwide Battle of the Bands competition.
With Tabitha's rival keen to take the prize for herself, it's a battle not to be missed...
WE CAN NEVER GO HOME #1
written by Matthew Rosenberg & Patrick Kindlon, illustrated by Josh Hood, colored by Amanda Scurti, lettered by Jim Campbell, cover by Michael Walsh
A well worn mixtape, a stolen convertible, a duffel bag full of cash, a fully loaded .45, and super-powers. Seventeen and on the run is the only way to see America right. Teenage outcast Duncan and popular girl Madison share a secret - they can do things other people can't. But their abilities take them down a dangerous path. After a deadly accident they are left with no choice: leave home and never come back. We Can Never Go Home is a new chance to fall in love with the doomed misfits who need to run away to find themselves.
written by Tony Patrick, illustrated by Ayhan Hayrula, colored by Doug Garbark, lettered by Jim Campbell, cover by Chris Visions
A sci-fi thriller about a next-gen form of psychiatry: "subliminal hitmen" injected into your mind who hunt down and kill the demons that haunt you. Ex-military sharpshooter Colin McClure is Mezign Corporation's most recent recruit for the still-experimental (and often deadly) job of subliminal hitman. McClure is the perfect candidate for two reasons: a) he's a killing machine, and b) he lost his legs in the war, so subliminal-ops are his only way to see any action. But he's also a dangerous candidate for one reason unknown to Mezign: Colin's true motive is to enter the mind of his catatonic daughter and bring her out of a coma.
YOUNG TERRORISTS #1
written by Matteo Pizzolo, illustrated by Amancay Nahuelpan, colored by Jean-Paul Csuka, lettered by Jim Campbell
The daughter of an assassinated globalist kingpin breaks out of an internment camp and leads her fellow escaped prisoners in a battle against an elitist conspiracy of shadow governments, megabanks, and military juntas in this edgy and subversive sci-fi thriller. Incendiary writer Matteo Pizzolo and striking newcomer Amancay Nahuelpan unleash this tour-de-force that fearlessly assaults politics-as-usual.