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Herd Offers a Primer on Pre-Historic Vampirism!

In pre-wheel Pangea, vampyrus has differentiated from sapiens—to the impending destruction of both. Rampant hunting and overindulgence of the predator has resulted in scarce population of the prey (the herd). A growing plague of the Crumbling, essentially, vampiric starvation, has taken root in the lower castes of vamp-kind, and rationing has begun. Tribal leaders have asserted strict limits and boundaries on hunting, and poachers are dealt with publicly and violently. But is it enough?

Action Lab March ’20 Solicitations

ADVENTURE FINDERS ADVENTURE, MONSTERS AND TREASURE! #1Writer(s): Rod EspinosaArtist Name(s): Rod EspinosaClariette de Artegnean has one dream: to be a great warrior and a servant of the realm. Together with her cousin Jolfe and friends Anana and newcomer Asogog, they set out to find their fortune. A cataclysmic ambush destroys the army they were traveling […]

Pullbox Reviews: Nils paints a beautiful Nordic allegory of nature vs technology

For those seeking material a bit off the beaten path, allow me to present Nils: The Tree of Life, presented by Magnetic Press in English in hardcover collected format (the source material was originally published in France from 2016-18, in three volumes). An absolutely stunning, almost dreamlike at times artistic wonder, Nils adapts the Nordic myth of Yggdrasil, the Celtic Morrigan and a variety of cultural mythos and folktales into a fascinating story of nature versus technology and the cycle of life and death.

Pullbox Reviews: The Clock starts ticking…

People around the world are dying at a horrifying rate of a new, treatment-resistant cancer virus. A cancer that metastasizes in days, and kills within two months. Research suggests the disease targets those who have a genetic predisposition toward cancer cancer. Matt Hawkins and Colleen Doran launch a chilling new cryptothriller from Top Cow/Image Comics (12/13).

Pullbox Previews: Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy Preview and Cover Blitz

Image Comics is pleased to reveal jaw-dropping alternative covers for Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1 featuring artwork by Artgerm and Enrico Marini. This highly anticipated forthcoming six-issue miniseries was recently released in Italy by Panini Comics to breakout critical acclaim and will launch in the United States from Image Comics in March. Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy begins when the placid mining […]

Pullbox Reviews: Harleen, Or One Woman’s Descent Into Madness…

…the reader witnesses the gradual descent of the character—and sudden birth of Harley Quinn—from her mind’s perspective, as issues in the (DC) world around interact with the young doctor’s experience at Arkham Asylum. The psychology Sejic presents is fascinating, and horridly logical. The birth of Harley Quinn is less a tragic happenstance or star-crossed love story than a cold, malignant evolution. And “Jay” and Harleen’s relationship? Much less a fun Natural Born Killers-esque love story and much more an exploration of psychological abuse and control. (13/13)

From the Pullbox Bookshelf: Thieves’ World Graphics Offers Sanctuary

Down from the Bookshelf for review this week is the Thieves’ World Graphic series, the comic adaptation of the Thieves’ World anthology collection by Robert Lynn Asprin, Lynn Abbey and a host of others. Abbey restructured a number of Thieves’ World tales (and wrote a few new ones) for the graphic novel format, and the books were drawn by none other than young and rising (at the time) artist Tim Sale.

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