(W) Max Bemis (A) Ransom Getty (CA) Jay Shaw
WHY WE LOVE IT: After POLARITY, we just had to work with writer (and Say Anything lead singer) Max Bemis again, and his thrilling take on how our modern society could evolve into an evil empire is absolutely terrifying.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT: Every fan of fiction is aware of the trope of the “evil, sinister empire” i.e. the Empire in “Star Wars.” Oftentimes, when we are introduced to these totalitarian establishments, they are already fully in power and it’s up to our hero to bring back order and peace. However, in EVIL EMPIRE, we explore how that would unfold in a real-world setting. How close to the precipice are we right now in the world we live in? Would we let it happen? More specific to this tale: Would we secretly WANT it to happen?
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Told through the perspective of an underground rapper named Reese, Max Bemis’ gripping story explores a scenario in which we watch our modern society gradually evolve (or is it devolve?) into an evil empire.
W) Gerry Alanguilan (A/CA) Arlan Esmena
From the creator of the acclaimed Elmer graphic novel comes this new story of love, lust and compulsion. Love struck Daniel fell in love with a long forgotten, once popular sex starlet by the name of Anna Marie through a video cassette he found at an old downtown thrift shop. What began as an infatuation soon becomes an obsession as Daniel’s fantasies push him to find love in places beyond reason, beyond reality, and beyond this world.
(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Artyom Trakhanov
Atlantis is the world superpower, and Redum Anshargal is its worst enemy. If you want to break free of the system, he can offer you a place at his side, exploring the wild surface world in his watertight city barge The Deliverer. He and his hostage-protege Ukinnu Alal hunt the Amphibian, a legend that could be the key to an air-breathing life on land. But as they become the hunted, can Anshargal’s team survive long enough to turn the tables on the godlike beast they set out for?
A brand new pulp monster adventure with Ray Harryhausen at its heart and a look at Atlantis like never before from the up-and-coming team of writer STEVE ORLANDO (Mystery in Space) and artist ARTYOM TRAKHANOV.
New from Darby Pop! Ben Fischer helped build the world’s greatest surveillance system, Golden Shield, which utilizes every camera, cell phone, and computer in San Francisco to battle crime. There is only one problem: Golden Shield can’t work without a human mind to operate it, resulting in a controversial melding of man and machine. Writer Eric Garcia (Anonymous Rex, Matchstick Men) delivers an action-packed story that questions the roles of security and technology in our modern society.
(W/A) Dean Haspiel & Various (CA) Laura Allred, Mike Allred
It’s an epic brawl between the FOX and the mad KING OF DIAMONDS in FREAK MAGNET: part four “the Voodoo You Do”! Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO’s Bored to Death) and Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Thrillbent) continue the saga of the legendary, pulp-style hero The Fox in FREAK MAGNET Part Four: “The Voodoo You Do”! It’s a knock-down drag-out brawl between the Fox and the mad King of Diamonds. Who will win diamond-studded battle? And where is the Queen? The answer is sure to surprise you! Meanwhile, in “The Face of Hate pt3: A Mind of Shattered Glass,” the Shield is at the brink of defeat at the hands of a mysterious and powerful attacker! Identities are revealed, stories collide and *SPOILER ALERT* “Freaky” reinforcements are on the way in this penultimate chapter! Featuring all-new variant cover art from acclaimed artist David Mack (Daredevil: End of Days, Kabuki)!
(W) Zack Whedon (A) Georges Jeanty, Karl Story (CA) Laura Martin, Daniel Dos Santos
Malcolm Reynolds’s crew shook the ‘verse to its core when they laid bare the crimes against humanity undertaken by their sinister government-the Alliance. Always outlaws, Mal, a very pregnant Zoe, new pilot River Tam, and the other surviving crew members are in greater danger than ever. Meanwhile, everyone is asking the same question . . .
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Wesley Craig, Lee Loughridge
It’s 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. He has no money. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can’t focus in class, thanks to his mind constantly drifting to the stunning girl in the front row and the Dag Nasty show he has tickets to. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin’s top assassin, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class he’s failing is “Dismemberment 101,” and his crush, a member of the most notorious crime syndicate in Japan, has a double-digit body count.
Welcome to the most brutal high school on Earth, where the world’s top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft. At King’s Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn’t always metaphorical, nor is your fellow classmates’ poison.
Join writer RICK REMENDER with rising star WESLEY CRAIG (Batman) and legendary colorist LEE LOUGHRIDGE (Fear Agent) to reminisce about the mid-1980s underground through the eyes of the most damaged and dangerous teenagers on Earth.
• KIMOTA! With one magic word, a long-forgotten legend lives again!
• Freelance reporter Michael Moran always knew he was meant for something more — now, a strange series of events leads him to reclaim his destiny!
• Relive the ground-breaking eighties adventures that captured lightning in a bottle — or experience them for the first time — in these digitally restored, fully relettered editions!
• Issue 1 includes material originally presented in WARRIOR #1 and MIRACLEMAN #1, plus the MARVELMAN PRIMER.
(W/A/CA) Bob Fingerman
After a nearly 15-year hiatus, BOB FINGERMAN’s edgy, critically-acclaimed title returns as a monthly. When last we left Rob and Sylvia they were exchanging vows at the altar. Three years later (in Rob’s world), much has changed. Rob has a cell phone. He’s 25. And oh yeah – spoiler alert – he’s single again. Oops. Living again with his mom, it’s get-back-on-the-horse time as the daunting prospect of dating looms large as a horny Kraken.
Changing the future is hard to do. Sparks fly when DaYoung becomes Most Wanted in two different New York Cities. Police in battling timestreams – 1986 and an alternate 2013 – want to get their girl. But bringing her in is going to take a coordinated effort from a mysterious player who straddles both worlds.
“This is Amy and Brandon firing on all cylinders. I’m blown away by all the life and energy in this book (and the mind-boggling backgrounds!). I can’t wait to see more of DaYoung.” – ROSS CAMPBELL (GLORY, Wet Moon)