Writer(s): Fred Chao
Artist Name(s): Fred Chao
Cover Artist(s): Fred Chao
Comics creator Fred Chao put together a small collection of humorous short stories from his love life. Starting off as comical reflections of elementary school crushes, house party hook-ups, and first relationships, these stories delve into themes of the responsibilities that come with age, inevitable life changes, nostalgia, and home.
New York Times contributing reviewer Douglas Wolk said of this book, “These stories about the places art and life intersect, and where they fly past each other, are honed down to details so sharp they pierce.”
Writer(s): Rylend Grant
Artist Name(s): Davi Leon Dias (Artist), Iwan Joko Triyono (Colorist), HdE (Letterer)
Cover Artist(s): Davi Leon Dias (Artist), Iwan Joko Triyono (Colorist)
***Same artists for both the regular and the Playing with the Boys/TOP GUN variant covers.
CHAPTER 3: FINAL JEOPARDY. A crisis of conscience, a snake in the grass, and a Jacob’s Ladder scenario… As Nelson Little makes a bold political play to pull David and Cordrey from both literal and proverbial fires, his closest confidant moves to usurp him. A dying Rook imagines himself as a contestant on a delightfully twisted autobiographical proxy for a popular TV quiz show. Oh, yeah… and we finally meet the guy behind the guy behind the Article 13 guy…
Writer(s): Rylend Grant
Artist Name(s): Fábio Alves (Artist), Edson Ferreira (Colorist), HdE (Letterer)
Cover Artist(s): Fábio Alves (Artist), Edson Ferreira (Colorist)
***Same artists for both the regular and variant covers.
CHAPTER 1: THE CURE. A wholly original and delightfully twisted deconstruction of the superhero genre by Hollywood screenwriter/Aberrant-scribe Rylend Grant. Liard Mason, a disgraced former superhero, is diagnosed with terminal cancer, brought on by years of using his powers. Defending what he has deemed an ungrateful and ultimately unworthy city is literally killing him. With just months to live and a legacy hanging in the balance, Mason launches a violent and misguided Death Wish-like campaign to purge the city of supervillains before he dies.
Writer(s): Chad Cicconi
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi (pencils, inks), Federico Sioc, Jr. (colors), Adam Wollet (letters)
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi (Cover A), Sorah Suhng (Cover B)
In this stunning climax to her adventure, Ionantha Hesperis, Inquisitor to the faerie queen, must seek aid from her mortal enemy in order to escape captivity and defeat the first human wizard in a millennium — a dangerous man who has learned the secret of fey magic in the most dreadful way imaginable. With the very existence of the faerie realm at stake, Ionantha has only her wits and her will as weapons as she faces her dreadful foe. The series reaches a blazing crescendo in this satisfying ultimate issue.
Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Robin Kaplan, Brett Grunig
Cover Artist(s): Robin Kaplan, Brett Grunig
Andrea and Antonia are hitting the road! They’ve been locked up in one place for too long and Adrienne has inspired them. It’s time for them to get out there and really use their magic to do some good. There’s only one problem – they’re still incredibly competitive and more than a little irresponsible with their magic. But unleashing two princesses full of magic and determination to outdo each other couldn’t possibly go wrong…could it?
Artist Name(s): Jeanine-Jonee (Pencils, inks, color), Kyle P. Holland (Additional colors)
Cover Artist(s): Jeanine-Jonee
Seafoam follows the adventures of Madison, a spunky 9-year-old girl who is granted passage to a beach full of mystical and nautical themed creatures after helping a beached narwhal. There she befriends a stand-offish boy she calls Blue, who has a few secrets of his own. During this adventure Madison accidentally releases a devious Djinn named Matir from a bottle lost at sea. Together, her and Blue must outwit him while making sure he can’t twist their words!
Writer(s): David Pepose
Artist Name(s): Jorge Santiago, Jr. (Pencils), Jasen Smith (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Jorge Santiago, Jr. (Cover A), Maan House (Cover B), Joe Mulvey (Cover C)
Hovering between life and death, Spencer and Locke must make the ultimate choice as they journey across a terrifying and otherworldly battlefield. Meanwhile, Roach Riley aims to paint the town red — that is, unless an unexpected hero has something to say about it!
Writer(s): Sean Dillon
Artist Name(s): Sean Dillon
Cover Artist(s): Sean Dillon
It’s time for a duel! Griffin has stepped out of his bubble to challenge the Cosmic Comic shop’s unbeatable mage-knight to a game of swords. But while Griffin struggles to outplay the master of "Swordscape” for a most coveted prize, Maggie flounders in a sea of unfamiliar faces. With the duo effectively separated and the mysterious Marlon hovering close by, have the two been set up for public embarrassment? Or can they both roll a natural twenty and punch their way out of this?
Writer: Markisan Naso
Artist Name: Jason Muhr
Cover A – Jason Muhr
Cover B – Louie Joyce
Detectives Gus Horncrasher and Owen Talonburg have been partners on the CCPD for a long time. Over the years they’ve grappled with many lowlifes and criminals, but they’ve never had to face off against each other. Until now…