The Cimmerian: Hour of the Dragon #3
COMIC | 32 PAGES | COLOR | MATURE | FANTASY, ADVENTURE | $3.99
WRITERS: JULIEN BLONDEL, ROBERT E. HOWARD
ARTIST: VALENTIN SÉCHER
ROBERT E. HOWARD’S CONAN IS BROUGHT TO LIFE UNCENSORED! Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual. Read the story as he intended!
Conan is loose and on the hunt for revenge! But he won’t be able to do it alone. He will need to seek help from another mystic and try to return to his people if he hopes to defeat the bloodthirsty kings and the wizard who put them on the throne. And he will have to take to the seas to get it done! BONUS: INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL PROSE STORY.
Life Zero #4
COMIC | 32 PAGES | COLOR | MATURE | SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR | $3.99
WRITER: STEFANO VIETTI
ARTIST: MARCO CHECCHETTO
COLORS: ANDRES MOSSA
THRILLING NEW ADVENTURE DRAWN BY THE ARTIST OF MARVEL COMICS’ DEVIL’S REIGN & DAREDEVIL, MARCO CHECCHETTO! AT THE LIMITS BETWEEN SCIENCE FICTION, ACTION AND HORROR IS LIFE ZERO! With death all around them, hope is the only thing keeping Derek and his team alive. But saving his daughter and escaping the city are proving to be more difficult than expected. Surrounded by a horde of zombies and military instructions to kill anyone trying to escape on sight, both time and hope are running out quick.
(I got a look at this one… a very cool spin in the zombie horror survival genre!)
Crueler Than Dead volume 2
SOFTCOVER | 208 PAGES | BLACK & WHITE | MATURE (16 AND UP) | MANGA/HORROR | $17.99
WRITER: TSUKASA SAIMURA
ARTIST: KOZO TAKAHASHI
After a grueling and dangerous trip, Maki and Shota finally make it to the Tokyo Dome, the largest refugee camp in the entire Kanto region and one of the last places to survive the zombie outbreak that has overwhelmed the whole world. Maki, who brings with her the remaining doses of the vaccine developed at the Gunma Pharmaceutical Center where she woke up in the first volume, is taken care of by the people in power in the Dome, where a handful of privileged people under the leadership of Colonel Shimamoto live in luxury, while the majority of the survivors are forced to survive in appalling conditions. Shota and Miura are thrust into the difficult daily lives of survivors who do not come from priviliged backgrounds. Miura is assigned to a work team while Shota befriends the leader of a gang of children…Inspired by Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), The Walking Dead, Romero classics, and new zombie films like 28 Days Later, Crueler Than Dead delights in the meticulous detail of decomposed flesh, with a wicked and hungry eye…evoking a modern vision of a zombie world that is terrifying and tension filled.
Versus Fighting Story, volume 2
SOFTCOVER | 192 PAGES | BLACK & WHITE | YOUNG ADULT (13–16) | MANGA, MEDIA TIE-IN | $12.99
WRITER: IZU | ARTIST: MADD, KALON
THE FIRST MANGA DEDICATED TO THE WORLD OF E-SPORTS COMPETITION!
E-sports continues to grow in popularity! Total E-sport audience is 557 million! The world of Versus Fighting is facing an unprecedented struggle! On the one hand, e-sports magnate Eric Volta wants to professionalize the sector with millions of dollars. On the other hand, Max Volta, his own nephew, was recruited by Inés, a former player of the Versus Dojo arcade who fights to preserve the passion of the fighting game culture and its players. To help him, the legendary TKO the Destroyer will have to come out of his retirement to train his team…And in the middle of it all, there is a surprise guest: Mr. Judeau, a talented player of obscure games that no one else plays. Is the man who gets paid in kebab the Chosen One who will help all these people come together? Welcome to the crazy world of Versus Fighting Story! Officially endorsed by Capcom and the fighting game community, featuring genuine Street Fighter characters, and produced in the vein of the best sports shōnen, discover the e-sport spirit, as you have never seen it before.