Genres Comic: Romance
The Red Star is Sci-Fi/Fantasy comic based in a country highly analogous culturally and geographically to the Soviet Union of the latter half of the twentieth century. The United Republics of the Red Star occupies a similar place on the world map as the real life U.S.S.R.. Their enemy at the beginning of the book, AlIstaan, occupies the same area as Afghanistan. The military uniforms are similar, many of the character names are Russian in origin, and some of the mystical elements have their roots in Russian lore.<br />The military forces of the U.R.R.S. have fully incorporated magic into their arsenal of weapons, providing power sources, energy beams of massive power, shields, and teleportational gates among other effects. Sorcerers, called Warkasters, have their own corps within the command structure, though they are usually integrated with either aircraft or infantry troops when going into battle. Spells, called protocols, are kast with extreme military precision.<br />The source of this magical energy has been revealed to be P.H.E. Post Human Energy, the energy generated by the enslaved souls of all humans that have died before. The crew of the Skyfurnace R.S.S. Konstantinov have mutinied and gone into the spirit realm in order to lay siege to the fortress of the Imprisoned Afterlife.<br />Despite it being one continuous story, The Red Star is in its third Book or incarnation. The first nine issues (2000), plus intermediary stories, were published by Image comics. For the second volume (2003), the first three issues were published by Archangel Studios in conjuction with CGE/CrossGen Comics. The last two issues of volume two as well as the third book/volume (2006), Sword of Lies, are published by Archangel Studios alone.<br />The story continues...
The Property is a work that will inspire, fascinate, and delight readers and critics alike. Savvy and insightful, elegant and subtle, Rutu Modans second full-length graphic novel is a triumph of storytelling and fine lines. After the death of her son, Regina Segal takes her granddaughter Mica to Warsaw, hoping to reclaim a family property lost during the Second World War. As they get to know modern Warsaw, Regina is forced to recall difficult things about her past, and Mica begins to wonder if maybe their reasons for coming arent a little different than what her grandmother led her to believe. Modan offers up a world populated by prickly seniors, smart-alecky public servants, and stubborn women-a world whose realism is expressed alternately in the absurdity of peoples behavior and in the complex consequences of their sacrifices. Modans ever-present wit is articulated perfectly in her clear-line style, while a subtle, almost muted color palette complements the true-to-life nuances of her characterization. Exit Wounds made a huge splash for this signature combination of wit, style, and realism, and The Property will cement Modans status as one of the foremost cartoonists working today.
Young lovers Tubby and Vim want to escape-- escape the mistakes theyve made, the lives theyve lived, and the dirty city weighing them down. Their plan is simple-- all they have to do is rip-off Tubbys pals, the One Tricks-- the toughest street gang in LA. If they pull it off, theyre set for life. If not, their lives wont matter much anyway. What was going to be a smooth, straight-forward heist becomes a fast-paced battle to the death. From Eisner Award-winning writer/artist PAUL POPE (Batman: Year 100, THB, Heavy Liquid, 100%) and presented for the first time in color by JAMIE GRANT (All-Star Superman). ONE TRICK RIP-OFF/DEEP-CUTS is 288 pages of raw power, of which over 150 pages are comprised of new, rare, and never before seen stories created during POPEs time traveling the world in the 90s. Included in the Deep Cuts section is a bounty of unpublished and rare work POPE did in the 90s, including the legendary Supertrouble manga, created for Kodansha in Japan, appearing here in print for the first time. Its a tour de force of pure, kinetic storytelling that will keep your eyes peeled until the very last page.
Cassandra Clares bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments, is adapted into a graphic novel series!
The first issue of Cassandra Clares New York Times best-selling novel, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, a young adult fantasy series in which a young teen girl discovers a shadowy world filled with demon-hunting warriors. When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder-- much less a murder committed by three teenagers with strange tattoos and brandishing strange weapons. So begins Clarys initial journey into the world of Shadowhunters: a secret tribe dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. A tribe, that until now, had remained secret to all ordinary mundanes... Th3rd World Studios is proud to present the first chapter in their adaptation of Cassandra Clares New York Times Bestseller and upcoming major motion picture release, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. (Also features a FREE preview of Th3rd World Studios New York Times bestselling graphic novel, The Stuff of Legend).
Spinning out of events in THE AUTHORITY #21, Jackson King, Christine Trelane and their new group, the Monarchy, go after the Young Authoritans — a group of youths who are taking the lessons of The Authority to extreme levels by going into poor neighborhoods and killing people they dont like. The world has fallen ill again, and its time for the Monarchy to perform the emergency surgery required!
Thomas keeps trying to pick up women, but is summarily rejected. He has not yet understood how feminism has changed the world; the women he meets are now quite direct and demanding, and his technique - whether it be in the street, in line at the movies, or pretending to do surveys - is utterly out of date. Little by little however, he begins approaching women with a bit more delicacy and decency, but he still finds himself in awkward, impossible situations...
137 pages! This epic poem recounts the history of same-sex love, revealing a hidden side of Western culture through the lives of its greatest artists. Sappho, Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Oscar Wilde, and many others are woven into this rich, visceral piece. Illustrated with over 40 full-color plates from artist Jose Villarrubia, plus historical information, a bibliography, and more.
On the eve of a great battle, a humble squire is tasked with delivering a letter to a seemingly abandoned castle at the heart of an ill-famed swamp. Met with mysterious apparitions on the way, he slowly unveils the truth behind his journey as his past is re-written over the course of the story.
Americas favorite family of superheroes finally returns, courtesy of legendary scribe Mark Waid (The Flash)! The Incredibles face terrifying new villains and friendly new neighbors, all while Mr. Incredible hides a troubling secret from his costumed clan.
This fall, Darren Aronofsky - the acclaimed director behind such critically acclaimed films as Pi and Requiem for a Dream - releases The Fountain, his most ambitious movie yet. Now, in time for the films greatly anticipated debut, is the softcover edition of last years sought-after THE FOUNTAIN graphic novel, which earned artist Kent Williams (Blood: A Tale, Havok/Wolverine: Meltdown) an Eisner Award nomination for Best Painter. An odyssey about one mans thousand-year struggle to save the woman he loves, The Fountain follows Thomas as he feverishly travels through three distinct eras: as a 16th century conquistador battling a fierce Mayan army, as a present-day scientist searching for a cure for his wifes mortal disease and as a future explorer seeking to uncover the secrets of a dying star. The Fountain graphic novel is a sister-project to the film, which is released by Warner Bros. Pictures and Regency Enterprises and stars Tony-Award-winner Hugh Jackman (The Boy from Oz, X-Men) and Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener, The Mummy). Using the same story as its seed but stretched instead upon the limitless canvas of the comics medium, the graphic novel provides an insiders accompaniment to the movie, providing perhaps the ultimate directors cut.
Harley Quinn and Joker try to ambush James Gordon at the dentist office but Batman gets the drop of them and even mocks Joker for being to predictable. They get away but Jokers pride is wounded and Harley cant even get a smile from him. She is eventually tossed out with the hyenas and she blames Batman. She feel Batman gets in the way of the two and if Batman was out of the picture she could have Joker to herself.<br />In a series of flashbacks we see the origin of Harley when she went by Harleen Quinzel. He gymnast scholarship to Gotham University and how she at the very least seduced her grades from her professors and graduated. Ending up at Arkham Asylum She meets and eventually falls in love with the Joker and even breaks him out as Harley Quinn.<br />Harley hatches a plan to capture Batman. She is meticulous over every detail and rechecks everything until Batman wakes up hanging upside down over a tank of piranha. Finally going to kill Batman Harley hears Batman tell her how mad the Joker would be if she did it without him. Convinced she calls joker and he gets there as fast as possible.
Brand New One-Shot Special! Follow Archies quest to make his songwriting dreams a reality, and see what happens when the rock n roll dream starts affecting his relationships with his closest friends. Join co-writers Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg (Archie Meets Ramones) and artist Joe Eisma (Archie) for a power-pop one-shot that goes loud on the music, fun and friendship.
Archie's new art book is a beautifully-designed celebration of Francesco Francavilla's time at Archie. This art book is a gorgeously designed edition featuring the complete collection of his comic book covers and more. This title goes behind-the-scenes on Francavilla's work and its place in Archie's history, with an insider's look at the creation and ongoing legacy with the company.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Not only to we get to work with some of our favorite creators on this project, but nothing these days has the mixed-media look of THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL, and we are the lucky ones who get to bring it to comics!<br />WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Popular webcomic creators Frank Gibson (ADVENTURE TIME 2014 ANNUAL) and artist Tyson Hesse (BRAVEST WARRIORS) bring the wacky adventures of Gumball and his friends to comics for the first time!<br />WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Gumball, Darwin, and all of their friends take on the world of comics! Gumball thinks he's the coolest kid on the block, but his little sister Anais begs to differ, and Darwin just wants to keep them all out of trouble. There's always another adventure to be had in their mixed-up world!
Tessie the Typist was an ongoing romance/humor anthology published by Marvel in the forties, from 1944-1949 for twenty-three issues. The numbering was then continued in Tiny Tessie for a single issue and Real Experiences for another issue. Tessie the Typist was one of the less-successful books of its kind, longer running comics featuring other girls included: Millie the Model, Hedy De Vine/Hedy of Hollywood, Nellie the Nurse and Patsy Walker.
Once upon a time, a young Prince lived in a shining castle. Arrogant and selfish, the Prince cared only for himself. As punishment, an enchantress transformed him into a terrible beast. Only true love could break the spell and set him free. For years he remained behind the walls of his castle, abandoning all hope. But then he met Belle, a young village girl who loved to read, and laugh, and dream. Could she be the one to break the spell? It didnt seem possible-- for who could ever learn to love a beast?
Due to the popular demand of Archie Comics fans everywhere, were shining the spotlight on Riverdale brighter than ever before. Tales From Riverdale Digest highlights the amazing supporting cast that have entertained generations... from Reggie and Moose to Sabrina and Josie, and every teen in between! Not to mention the hilarious group of adults in Riverdale! Of course, Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead still make appearances, too. Riverdale High Yearbook: Just what the title says... a yearbook full of all the fun and excitement the kids at Riverdale High have experienced this year! From class photos to reminiscences about activities and clubs, homecoming, sports, class trips and more, the gangs all here, including the faculty! Filled with poignant insights and hilarious anecdotes, theres no better jumping-on point for new readers than this... and no better addition to a long-time readers collection!
On a journey to the old world—she discovered a whole new world. After a messy year of heartbreak and setbacks, Tara sets off to Ireland in search of clues to her family's ancestry, but what she found wasn't at all what she expected. Some of it has to do with the lack of records, but a lot has to do with John, the charming cartoonist she met on Twitter. Wrapped in real family history and set amongst the natural beauty of the Irish countryside, Roots is a classic romantic-comedy adventure and a page-turning account of a young woman finding herself.
Two groups of superhuman soldiers have turned the Empire of Verona into the most powerful territory on earth. The Montagues, powerful cyborgs made of artificial DNA, and the Capulets, genetically enhanced humans known for their speed and agility, worked in tandem to destroy all threats to the city. With no one left to fight, the Montagues and Capulets found themselves a new enemy: each other. A young Montague boy and Capulet girl who fall in love. They secretly plan to marry, hoping their union can be what brings peace between the warring factions. But forces beyond their control begin to conspire against them, threatening their love, their lives - and the entire Empire of Verona.
Take a deeper dive into some of the skeletons buried in and around Riverdale as well as hidden and unexpected connections to the Farm and the Game. Everyone is hiding something in this companion to the third season of the massive hit CW series Riverdale, by Scholastic writer Micol Ostow and Riverdale artists Thomas Pitilli and Joe Eisma.
A MUST-HAVE ONE-SHOT THE PERFECT PRIMER FOR THE CWs RIVERDALE SERIES! Learn the secrets and hidden tales from the summer before the eternal love-triangle begins in this special issue, which features four short stories focusing on the major players and events in the Riverdale series: Spend some time at Archies summer construction job and learn how it leads him to a fateful encounter with the alluring music teacher, Ms. Grundy. Discover the truth about Bettys Los Angeles romance. Find out more about Veronicas mysterious life in New York, before the shocking event that would send her family scrambling. And meanwhile, theres Jughead, on the fringes of Riverdale, a witness to the terrible event that sets everything in motion: A tragedy that befalls Jason Blossom. You dare not miss this special issue in advance of the upcoming ongoing Riverdale series, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Afterlife with Archie, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and the writers of the CW Riverdale series, with stunning art by Alitha Martinez!