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Då är det deadline för månadens katalogbeställning. Jag börjar med att göra ett första nedslag kring vad som väntas från Marvel i maj.

Manus: Jed Mackay
Illustration: C.F. Villa
Förlag: Marvel Comics

Jed Mackay And Stormbreaker C.F. Villa take the reins of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! The Star. The Icon. The Witch. The Construct. The God. The Engineer. The King.
The world is ever in peril, and a new team of Avengers mobilizes to meet any dangers that dare threaten the planet. But when TERMINUS attacks, a new and insidious danger rears its head: one that the Avengers know all too well, and one that comes to them in the most dangerous of guises – that of a friend.

: Peach Momoko
Förlag: Marvel Comics

The yokai are at war, and Mariko Yashida, descendent of the Oni King, has to choose a side. The fates of the spirit world and the human world hang in the balance. But things just got complicated thanks to the appearance of a mysterious yokaii with incredible power. This Yokai has a scheme of her own, and she wants to paint the world…scarlet. You can’t afford to miss the cataclysmic conclusion of Peach Momoko’s epic DEMON WARS saga!

GROOT #1 (OF 4)
: Dan Abnett
Illustration: Damian Couceiro
Förlag: Marvel Comics

Monster, Hero, Guardian…Groot!
Before he was a Guardian of the Galaxy… before the Grootfall… young Groot lived a life of tranquility on his serene home world. But when monstrous invaders attack his planet, Groot must accept his heroic destiny!
Will this destiny lead him to come to blows with a young Kree soldier by the name of Mar-Vell?
Join writer Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy) and artist Damian Couceiro (The Amazing Spider-Man 2099, X-Force) as they reveal never-before-seen moments of Groot’s origin and first adventure through the galaxy!

: Howard Mackie
Illustration: Daniel Picciotto
Förlag: Marvel Comics

DANNY KETCH IS BACK! Flashback to a time when innocent blood was spilled, a Spirit of Vengenace was born, and Danny Ketch found himself transformed into the GHOST RIDER! A gang war is breaking out across New York City, with Ghost Rider caught in the middle! But if it’s just rival gangs killing each other, does Ghost Rider need to get involved? Join us for an untold tale written by Danny Ketch co-creator HOWARD MACKIE and artist DANIEL PICCIOTTO!

Kommentar: Avengers börjar om med ny teamkonstellation både i serien och bakom kulisserna. Peach Momoko avslutar sin senaste seriesvit med Scarlet Sin. Ny miniserie med Groot av Dan Abnett blir givetvis ett måste och känner man sig nostalgisk över Ghost Rider med Danny Ketch så kommer karaktärens medskapare Howard Mackie nu med en ny miniserie.

: Stephanie Phillips
Illustration: Álvaro López
Förlag: Marvel Comics

Lando and Chewie Ante Up To Save the Galaxy!
When Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca find themselves on a perilous mission to steal from Jabba himself, a dangerous figure from Lando’s past threatens their plans and their lives. Chewie finds that putting his trust in Calrissian is a gamble that just might pay off, as Lando calls on his skills as a smuggler to make it out alive.
Part of a series of one-shots celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Return of the Jedi, this story by Stephanie Phillips (Cosmic Ghost Rider, Rogue & Gambit) and Álvaro López (Captain Marvel) bring you a new, high-stakes adventure with some of Star Wars’ most beloved characters.

: Tom DeFalco, Bob Layton, Craig Anderson, Peter David, Stan Lee, Louise Simonson och Danny Fingeroth
Illustration: Ron Frenz, Bob Layton, Paty Cockrum, Sal Buscema, Bob McLeod, Mary Wilshire, Greg Larocque och Mike Harris
Förlag: Marvel Comics
Övrigt: Tpb/472 sidor/släpps i juni 2023

Volume #15 in the Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collections
The Hobgoblin is back! The highflying villain is after Norman Osborn’s journals — and he’s targeted Mary Jane and the pregnant Liz Osborn! Plus: Mary Jane reveals the secrets of her childhood! The Scorpion attacks as J. Jonah Jameson ties the knot! Spidey battles the symbiotic alien costume in a senses-shattering showdown! The Kingpin strikes after the Beyonder turns a skyscraper to gold! Spidey faces the cosmic power of Firelord! The all-new Spider-Slayer attacks the person he believes to be Spider-Man: Mary Jane! And things get downright silly when Spidey must deal with Spider-Kid, Frog-Man and the Toad — and track a thief to…the suburbs! Featuring the return of Black Fox and Crusher Hogan, and the debuts of Silver Sable and Slyde! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #259-272, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (1964) #18-19, and WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) #1 and #6.

: Steve Engelheart med Mike Friedrich, Roy Thomas och Tony Isabella
Illustration: Sal Buscema med Alan Weiss
Förlag: Marvel Comics
Övrigt: Tpb/416 sidor/släpps i juni 2023

Volume #5 in the Captain America Epic Collections
Steve Englehart and Sal Buscema take Captain America and the Falcon on a journey through the madness and machinations of Doctor Faustus! The mind-bending Doctor has captured Sharon Carter, A.K.A. Agent 13 — but little does Cap know that Faustus also has Peggy Carter, Cap’s long-lost love from World War II! Then, Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. conscript Cap into the fight against the Yellow Claw. But the real menace to mankind is subtly concealed: A Secret Empire moves behind the face of American power! Their goal is to frame and discredit Captain America, replacing him with their own “patriotic” icon. And only the combined efforts of Cap, the Falcon, S.H.I.E.L.D. and the X-Men can hope to topple them! It’s a shocking saga that defined Captain America for the ’70s! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #160-179.

: Chris Claremont
Illustration: Steve Leialoha, Mary Wilshire, Rick Leonardi, Keith Pollard, Butch Guice, Steve Purcell, Arthur Adams och Alan Davis
Förlag: Marvel Comics
Övrigt: Tpb/512 sidor/släpps i juni 2023

Volume #3 in the New Mutants Epic Collections
From Madripoor to Asgard! The New Mutants’ search for Karma takes them to the lawless island, but will they be corrupted the same way she has? Then, when the Enchantress attacks, the New Mutants find themselves scattered across the Golden Realm of Asgard. Alone and out of their element, they must reunite in time to save Storm from Loki’s clutches — and Dani Moonstar will be forever changed! Then, it’s back to school with an unexpected new headmaster: Magneto! But with the New Mutants traumatized at the Beyonder’s hands, can the recently reformed villain make enough of a connection to help his new charges? Plus: The threat of Legion, the menace of Mojo, Dani faces the specter of death, and the New Mutants get even! Collecting NEW MUTANTS (1983) #32-44 and ANNUAL #2, NEW MUTANTS SPECIAL EDITION #1, and X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) #9.

Kommentar: Jedins återkomst fortsätter sitt 40-årsjubileum med en special där Lando är i fokus. I albumväg i Epic Collections, som är det format jag föredrar, så kommer Amazing Spider-Man vol. 15 med Ghost of the Past ut i juni. Har man inte Captain America: Secret Empire i tidigare utgåvor så får man en ny chans med Epic Collection vol. 5 och givetvis blir New Mutants Epic Collection vol. 3 självklar vilken även innehåller Arthur Adams tecknade klassiker Asgardian Wars.

Manus: Tom Taylor
Illustration: Nicola Scott
Förlag: DC Comics

The Dark Crisis is over, and the Justice League is no more. Now, a new team must rise and protect the Earth…Titans, go!
The Teen Titans are ready to grow up. Each member joined as a much younger hero, certain that one day they’d be invited to join the Justice League. But the time has come for them not to join the League…but to replace it! Are the
no-longer-teen heroes ready for the big leagues? Danger lurks around every corner as heroes and villains alike challenge the new team before they’ve even begun. Will the DCU ever be the same? Find out in this landmark first issue brought you by the all-star creative team of Tom Taylor (Nightwing, DCeased) and Nicola Scott (Wonder Woman Historia, Earth 2)!

Manus: Mark Waid
Illustration: Dan Mora
Förlag: DC Comics

The World’s Finest creators present the World’s Mightiest Mortal in a dazzling solo series!
Dinosaurs from space! The Clubhouse of Eternity! Homicidal worms and talking tigers! Atomic robots, alien worlds, mad scientists, sinister curses, and villains from throughout the DC Universe—welcome to the wild adventures of Billy Batson, whose big red alter ego defends the Earth from its weirdest and wildest threats! Want to stop Lex Luthor and The Joker? Call Superman and Batman! International crises? Page Wonder Woman! But when Garguax, Emperor of the Moon, sets his sights on Gorilla City, that’s when you shout “Shazam!” The fan-favorite team of Mark Waid and Dan Mora (Batman/Superman: World’s Finest) brings the magic!

Manus: Tom King, Ed Brisson, Christopher Cantwell och Dan Mora
Illustration: Mitch Gerads, Jeff Spokes, Javier Rodriguez och Dan Mora
Förlag: DC Comics

Coming off the spectacular success of Batman – One Bad Day: The Riddler, the Eisner Award-winning team of Tom King and Mitch Gerads reunite for a horrifying four-part retelling of the first bloody clash between The Joker and the Batman. A tale of loathing, lies, and laughter, this may be the most frightening Joker story in a generation. Everyone is going to be shocked.
Everyone is going to be talking about it.

The Justice League may be gone, but its enemies aren’t. Who’ll protect the world from the worst of the worst? Ed Brisson and Jeff Spokes pick up the story started in the Wildstorm 30th Anniversary Special as Director Bones and his new covert StormWatch team travel the globe on black-ops missions to take super-powered weapons of mass destruction off the board. But this is StormWatch, and as always, not all is as it seems. “Down with the Kings” starts here!

Superstar artist Dan Mora (Batman/Superman: World’s Finest, Detective Comics) makes his writing debut kicking off a new series of Batman Black & White short stories. In a Gotham City overrun by the cybernetic henchmen of The Joker, the only person who can save us is the mysterious motorcycle-riding, bat-costumed hero of urban legend…

In “The Order of the Black Lamp—Part I,” from writer Christopher Cantwell (Halt and Catch Fire co-creator, Briar, Iron Man) and artist Javier Rodríguez (Daredevil, Defenders), Superman finds a decoder ring with a secret message—“Save me”—which sends him on a quest to solve a mystery with ties to the Man of Steel’s past.

Manus: Sean Murphy, Katana Collins, Clay McCormack
Illustration: Mirka Andolfo
Förlag: DC Comics

Youth in revolt!
Spinning out of the runaway hit Batman: Beyond the White Knight comes an unforgettable coming-of-age super villain tale starring the children of Harley Quinn and The Joker!
When the rebellious twins run away in a stolen Batmobile, only Joker Jack Napier’s quickly fading hologram has any hope of getting them home safely and keeping them out of the family business. But a life of crime isn’t the only temptation young Bryce and Jackie are facing: the kids uncover a dark secret that could bring their dad back to life for good! With a wild array of Batman’s former enemies and allies on their tails, will the kids succeed in reviving the Dark Knight’s greatest foe? Find out as Jackie and Bryce take center stage in the White Knight Universe!

Sean Murphy reunites with co-writers Katana Collins (Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn) and Clay McCormack (Batman: White Knight Presents: Red Hood) to bring fans the latest chapter of the White Knight story with the help of rising-star artist Mirka Andolfo (Sweet Paprika, Superman vs. Lobo).

Manus: Kyle Starks
Illustration: Steve Pugh
Förlag: DC Comics

Having earned his release from the Suicide Squad, Peacemaker wants to try and do normal superhero stuff for a change. Unfortunately everyone, including the bad guys, thinks he sucks at superhero stuff. But when busting up a terrorist ring introduces Christopher Smith to the cutest thing to ever walk (awkwardly) on four legs, he finds the unconditional love he’s been denied his whole life. That is, until the dog is kidnapped right out from under him by a super-villain who has some very un-super-heroic plans for Peacemaker’s brand of ultraviolence. Will he help an infamously unstable super-powered criminal steal the world’s most valuable—and dangerous—DNA? Honestly, Christopher’s pretty lonely, so it probably just depends on how nicely they ask…

Breakout writer Kyle Starks (I Hate This Place, Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton) and art legend Steve Pugh (Preacher Special: Saint of Killers, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass) deliver a brutal and hilarious take on DC’s biggest P.O.S. that will bust guts, break bones, and melt hearts!

Kommentar: Nu till DC Connect #34 och vad som släpps under maj månad. Titans tar över efter Justice League med ny titel, den klassiska antologin The Brave and the Bold gör comeback, nytt kapitel i den fortgående Batman: White Knight, nu med Generation Joker, och sedan blir Peacemaker Tries Hard! ett måste när Steve Pugh tecknar!

Manus: Tom King
Illustration: Greg Smallwood
Förlag: DC Comics
Övrigt: Hardcover/232 sidor/släpps i juli 2023

Christopher Chance has made a living out of being a human target—a man hired to disguise himself as his client to invite would-be assassins to attempt his murder. He’s had a remarkable career until his latest case protecting Lex Luthor, when things go sideways.
An assassination attempt Chance didn’t see coming leaves him vulnerable and trying to solve his own murder, and he has twelve days to discover just who poisoned him. After discovering clues, the death of a Green Lantern, and a torrid romance with Tora Olafsdotter (a.k.a. Ice), DC’s top bodyguard may meet his match when Beatriz da Costa (otherwise known as Fire) steps into his life. Only time will tell what secrets this flaming femme fatale might hold and just how badly the Human Target might get burned.
The Human Target is a hard-boiled, gritty story in the vein of classic detective noirs, told by bestselling and critically acclaimed creators Tom King and Greg Smallwood! Collects The Human Target #7-12.

Manus: Jeff Lemire
Illustration: Doug Mahnke
Förlag: DC Comics
Övrigt: Hardcover/152 sidor/släpps i augusti 2023

The Earth is all but done. The last remnants of humanity cling to a mountaintop island lost in endless floodwater. The parliaments of the Green, the Red, and the Rot have united their powers to summon an avatar—a horrific, humanity-killing monster who could only be stopped by Alec Holland. Shame he’s been dead for decades…Collects the complete miniseries Swamp Thing: Green Hell #1-3.

Manus: Garth Ennis
Illustration: Steve Dillon, Steve Pugh, Carlos Esquerra, Peter Snejbjerg och Richard Case
Förlag: DC Comics
Övrigt: Hardcover/720 sidor/släpps i november 2023

Offered again! Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s epic chronicle of Reverend Jesse Custer, Tulip O’Hare, and their vampire companion Cassidy continues as our trio resume their search for the Almighty while trying to stay ahead of a vengeful Arseface,Herr Starr, and the Saint of Killers.
This second of three deluxe slipcase volumes collects issues #27-40 of the series along with the specials Saint of Killers, Cassidy—Blood and Whiskey, One Man’s War, The Good Old Boys, and The Story of You-Know-Who and features an introduction by actor Graham McTavish—the Saint of Killers from AMC’s Preacher.

Manus: Warren Ellis
Illustration: Darick Robertson
Förlag: DC Comics
Övrigt: Hardcover/544 sidor/släpps i oktober 2023

Offered again! Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson’s masterwork of gonzo science fiction and political soothsaying is available again in this majestic Absolute edition. This second of three volumes collects issues #19-39 of the original series along with the one-shot special Filth of the City and features an introduction from Robertson and other extras.

Manus: Mike Carey och Peter Gross
Illustration: Peter Gross, Vince Locke, m.fl.
Förlag: DC Comics
Övrigt: Softcover/984 sidor/släpps i juni 2023

Boy wizard Tommy Taylor is the main character in a series of fantasy novels by author Wilson Taylor that have become a cultural phenomenon. However, as a result of Tommy’s success, the real Tom Taylor—the son Wilson long abandoned—is worshiped worldwide as a literary legend made flesh. As Tom’s life begins to take on eerie and
deadly parallels with Tommy’s, he’s drawn into a strange literary underworld where the power of storytelling is as strong as any spell. This first book in a series of two compendiums collects The Unwritten #1-30 plus the original graphic novel The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank Twice.

Kommentar: På albumfronten i HC från DC Black label har vi avslutande del två av den mästerliga The Human Target och Swamp Thing: Green Hell. För den som inte var med under Vertigoeran så fortsätter man med Absolute Editions med Preacher vol. 2 och Transmetropolitan vol. 2. Allra sist kör man en Compendiumutgåva i SC av Mike Carey och Peter Gross moderna fantasyklassiker The Unwritten med en första del av två.

Manus: W. Maxwell Prince
Illustration: Martín Morazzo
Förlag: Image Comics
Övrigt: Hardcover/136 sidor/släpps i augusti 2023

Presenting here the first major work from the creative minds behind ICE CREAM MAN-re-lettered, remastered, and under its original intended name! The world of fine art is falling apart, and only ART BRUT knows how to fix it. Alongside the Bureau of Artistic Integrity, Arthur Brut the Mad Dreampainter (and his trusty sidekick, Manny the Mannequin) must dive back into the very paintings that made him insane…or reality itself might just crumble to pieces.
A colorful, gonzo romp through art and art history, ART BRUT is equal parts police procedural, hyper-fantasy, and psychological thriller-a veritable Pollock-splatter of comics genres tossed onto one giant pulpy canvas! Each chapter features new cover art, new design, and a new Silver Age-style backup story featuring the art hero that no one’s ever heard of-until now! Originally published under the title The Electric Sublime, this special hardcover edition presents the NPR-lauded, critically acclaimed material in its intended form.
Collects ART BRUT #1-4

Manus: Cullen Bunn
Illustration: Leomacs, Brian Hurtt
Förlag: BOOM! Studios

We’ve all heard of ghost stories… but what stories do the ghosts themselves tell us?
An estranged daughter and her pastor father wander a haunted land; they only have the restless spirits, each with its own story to tell, as company along the way.
After a deadly accident of which they were the only survivors, Lucas and Harmony Agate can see the dead-an overwhelming amount of the deceased, all with their own warnings, cries for help, and malevolence alike.
But Lucas and Harmony aren’t the only ones with this ability; there are other nearly-deads, some of which have malicious motivations…

Cullen Bunn of Basilisk and The Empty Man acclaim is joined by superstar artist Leomacs (Basketful of Heads) and guest artist Brian Hurtt (The Sixth Gun)-the first in a haunting lineup of artists featured in each issue-to bring readers the most eye-opening spectral story since The Sixth Sense!

This 12-issue series is the newest BOOM! Studios collaboration with Cullen Bunn, with issue #1 featuring a special Spot UV Ghost Variant!

Manus: Mike Mignola
Illustration: Jesse Lonergan
Förlag: Dark Horse Comics

One of the last followers of a failing Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra, the unassuming Miss Truesdale, finds herself on the receiving end of Brotherhood leader Tefnut Trionus’s final vision. Connecting her life in Victorian London to a young gladiator’s in ancient Hyperborea, Truesdale discovers she now has the chance to change the future by altering the bygone past.

Mike Mignola, creator of the Hellboy Universe and artist Jesse Lonergan team up tell an all new, supernatural-horror tale.

* Award-winning creator Mike Mignola with acclaimed artist Jesse Lonergan!

* The beginning of a new Mignolaverse series!

Manus/Illustration: Tyler Crook
Förlag: Dark Horse comics

From Russ Manning Award-winning and Eisner-nominated Harrow County cocreator Tyler Crook comes this supernatural fantasy about loss, power, and destiny.

Monster hunters Howard and Lupe are on their way to get rid of the powerful sword, but car trouble leaves them stranded in a small town that is being terrorized by a magical wolf and a mysterious child in a wolf mask. While waiting for car repairs, Lupe befriends the child and she and Howard are drawn into a war between the townspeople and the deadly beasts.

* Coming-of-age fantasy adventure!

Manus: Brian Michael Bendis
Illustration: Michael Avon Oeming
Förlag: Dark Horse Comics

From the creators of the Eisner Award-winning, bestselling POWERS comes this brand-new world of historical crime fiction like you’ve never seen before.
Discover a world in which the five families of organized crime never lost their stranglehold on the United States. Now, half the country is a smorgasbord of sex and sin ruled by loyalty and ”family values” and the rest of the world looks on in awe, rage, or jealousy. Join us as newly ”made” Valentine Gallo and Jagger Rose rise through the ranks of the notorious Bonavese family. No spoilers, but Jagger has already proven herself one of the greatest assassins of all time. And, uh, the Pope would like a word. Yeah, that Pope. Huh.

Manus: Archie Goodwin
Illustration: Frank Frazetta, Reed Crandall, Gray Morrow, John Severin
Förlag: Dark Horse Comics
Övrigt: Tpb/288 sidor/släpps i augusti 2023

The second bone-chilling volume of Creepy Archives is now available in a value-priced paperback edition, showcasing some of most harrowing stories of horror, murder, and supernatural mayhem in comics history!
Created by a who’s-who of comics legends, including Archie Goodwin, Frank Frazetta, Alex Toth, Gray Morrow, Reed Crandall, John Severin, and more. Of special interest are Goodwin and Crandall’s superb adaptations of ”The Cask of Amontillado” and ”The Body Snatcher” by gothic horror master Edgar Allan Poe.
Collects Creepy magazine issues #6-10 and includes original letters pages, text features, and ads.

Manus: Harvey Kurtzman, Wally Wood
Illustration: Harvey Kurtzman, Wally Wood, John Severin
Förlag: Dark Horse Comics
Övrigt: Tpb/216 sidor/släpps i augusti 2023

Writer-artist-editor Harvey Kurtzman teamed with legendary artists Wally Wood, Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, Al Feldstein, John Severin, Will Elder, and Dave Berg to create these powerful stories of struggle and humanity that are considered to be among the best war stories ever told.
Now, Dark Horse presents this first incredible volume, reprinting the first six complete issues of Two-Fisted Tales, originally published in 1950 and 1951.

Kommentar: Från Image Comics rekommenderas Art Brut vol.1 i nytryck i HC. Från BOOM! blir det ny skräck från Cullen Bunn med Ghost Lore. Dark Horse har en triss med nytt från Mike Mignola med Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyperborea, Lonesome Hunters del 2: The Wolf Child av Tyler Crook och Bendis/Oeming är tillbaka med Murder Inc.: Jagger Rose. I albumväg får vi billiga utgåvor av Creepy Archives vol. 2 och Two-Fisted Tales vol. 1.

Manus: Roy Thomas
Illustration: John Buscema, Gil Kane
Förlag: Titan Comics
Övrigt: Hardcover/856 sidor/släpps i augusti 2023

The adventure continues, in this collection of classic Conan stories, perfect for fans and collectors alike!

Tired of the thieving life, Conan signs on as a mercenary for the warring kingdom of Turan. The enemy will tell of Conan’s legendary skill in battle – if any of them live to tell the tale – but palace intrigue may prove more dangerous to the barbarian.

Collecting CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1970) #27-51 and ANNUAL #1; GIANT-SIZE CONAN #1-4 and material from SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN (1974) #1, #8 and #10.

Manus: Roy Thomas
Illustration: John Buscema, Neal Adams
Förlag: Titan Comics
Övrigt: Hardcover/944 sidor/släpps i augusti 2023

Collect the iconic black and white stories from the magazine format Savage Sword of Conan! The dark and gritty tales within are perfect for Conan fans looking for that extra bit of bloody violence!

Featuring stories and art by the classic team of Roy Thomas and John Buscema with additional art by comic book legend Neal Adams!


Manus: Florentino Florez
Illustration: Guillermo Sanna
Förlag: Ablaze Publishing
Övrigt: Softcover/200 sidor

”Aa-shanta ’nygh! You are off! Send back earth’s gods to their haunts on unknown Kadath, and pray to all space that you may never meet me in my thousand other forms… for I am Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos!”
Randolph Carter, a traveler to dreamland, tries not to wake up before reaching his goal, the elusive Kadath: the home of the gods, a place of fantasy and overflowing imagination. Carter walks through a world full of threats and abominable monsters, but also of palaces, exuberant cities, and geographies that remind man of his insignificant role on the gigantic cosmic chessboard.
What are the reasons to keep going when everything around us is terrifying and lethal? Kadath may offer some answers to this question!
An adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath unlike anything you’ve read before. Collects the complete 8 issue series, plus cover gallery, bonus material, and the original prose story!

Manus/Illustration: Milton Caniff
Förlag: Clover Press
Övrigt: Hardcover/164 sidor/släpps i juli 2023

The saga continues in Terry and the Pirates Volume 5, reproduced from Milton Caniff’s personal set of color syndicate tabloid proofs!
In the heart of Indo-China Terry, Pat, Connie, and Big Stoop take the good (teenaged southern belle April Kane) with the bad (the twin villainy of Baron DePlexus and Sanjak). Later, back in Hong Kong, competition from young Deeth Crispin III forces Terry to take dancing lessons-from the Dragon Lady! When the dust settles the three kids are scooped up and held captive in an expansive net that also leaves Pat and the Dragon Lady in the clutches of Warlord Klang! Escape causes the heroes to scatter. Pat and April are snatched up by Cap’n Blaze and his daughter, Cheery-who really fails to live up to her name!-with the menace of Singh-Singh lurking in the wings…
This tabloid-sized Volume 5 containing the 1939 dailies and Sundays is an unparalleled upgrade that no Terry fan can afford to pass up.

Manus/Illustration: Carl Barks, Daan Jippes
Förlag: Fantagraphics Books
Övrigt: Hardcover/204 sidor

The secret of Ali Baba’s hidden treasure, the return of Magica de Spell – and a rare story never before seen in the U.S.!
”You can’t depend on anything in Persia being what it seems!” warns Uncle Scrooge. But when he, Donald, and the nephews are approached by a wayward archaeologist bearing fragile clay tablets that point the way to Ali Baba’s lost cave, the hunt is on for the most fabulous treasure of the ancient world! And Scrooge will soon discover how true his words really are! Then, Scrooge shields his Money Bin in an indestructible glass that defies the efforts of Magica de Spell and the Beagle Boys to crack it. What could possibly go wrong? Plus: the oddball inventions of the ever-eccentric Gyro Gearloose! Additionally, we’re proud to present a rare story started by Carl Barks and completed by internationally acclaimed Duck artist Daan Jippes, never before published in the U.S. – ”The Pied Piper of Duckburg.”
Carl Barks delivers another wildly imaginative collection of outrageous adventures, laugh-out-loud comedy, and all-around comic book brilliance. Each page is meticulously restored and newly colored, with insightful story notes by an international
panel of Barks experts.
Carl Barks (1901-2000) entertained millions around the world with his timeless tales of Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge. One of the most brilliant cartoonists of the 20th century, he is a Disney Legend and has been inducted into the William Randolph
Hearst Cartoon Hall of Fame and the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame. Daan Jippes (b. 1945), an internationally beloved Duck artist, lives in the Netherlands.

Manus: Kim Weston, Carl Barks
Illustration: Carl Barks
Förlag: Kim Weston
Övrigt: Hardcover/108 sidor

This volume prints 9 complete Carl Barks stories in the original, full size they were originally drawn in glorious black and white. There are 2 Happy Hound (Droopy) stories, 3 Benny Burro solo stories, and 4 stories of the combined Barney Bear and Benny Burro feature. The book measures over 14 inches wide and 20 inches tall and weighs over 5 pounds. Looking at these pages as printed in this book is like looking at the pages fresh from the master’s drawing board. Five early stories from 1943 are printed one page to the page in the book page with an image size of about 12.5 by 17.75 inches, the size that Barks drew his original art in 1942 and most of 1943. Beginning in December 1943, Barks started drawing in the larger size of 16 inches by 23.25 inches and continued to draw that size for the rest of his career with only very rare exceptions. These pages are so large that in order to fit them into this already large book, we must print each half page sideways on a single page so that if you turn the book sideways you can see each full page at the size it was drawn. These pages are printed from proofs which are derived from the 7 x10 inch photo negatives taken of the original art between 1943 and 1947. Looking at the stories in this book really is like looking at pages of Barks’ original art because Barks didn’t make many mistakes that needed correction in his art. His main use of white ink was not to correct errors, but to delineate details in black on black images or add pie cuts to the ducks’ eyes.

Kommentar: Titan Comics fortsätter sin utgivning med Conan the Barbarian med Omnibus vol. 2 från de klassiska åren samt även vol. 2 av Savage Sword. Från Ablaze rekommenderas varmt Lovecraft: Unknown Kadath som samlar hela serien. Clover Press är framme med femte delen av Terry and the Pirates som samlar allt från 1939. Fantagraphics är framme med vol. 28 av sin utgivning med Carl Barks. Som alltid är det exportförbud till Sverige så denna får man ta från valfri online bokhandel när den släpps 20 juni. Gillar man Barks så är det också värt att hålla utkik efter Carl Barks Comics and Stories Original Art Edition HC från Kim Weston.

Manus: Dan Watters
Illustration: Jon Davis-Hunt
Förlag: Humanoids
Övrigt: Hardcover/128 sidor

Things are not going well for Commander Kaimann. Luz, the love of his life, is dead, his home of Tortuga destroyed, his crew ghostly apparitions, and his crocodilian mutation taking over more and more of his body, Commander Kaimann is fighting for his life on multiple fronts. Just when it seems like despair may overtake him, a chance encounter with a strange violin connects him to Aurora, a woman living in a future where she is staring down almost certain destruction.

With his passions renewed, Kaimann hatches a bold plan to find a cure for his mutation and a future with his newfound love. However, Kaimann’s past is catching up with him, and Aurora’s future faces imminent doom from an approaching hostile fleet. Two timelines tick towards tragedy, and only an act of pure love can save them!

Manus: Laura Samnee, Chris Samnee
Illustration: Chris Samnee
Förlag: Oni Press
Övrigt: Softcover/120 sidor

Sisters Rainbow and Jonna are reeling after the events of the last volume. In the final arc of our incredible tale, we learn the origins of the strange creatures that have invaded the planet, draining it of resources-as well as that of fellow adventurers Gor and Nomi. What are the strange blooms underground, and how are they connected to the giant egg at the center of the vines?  Who (or what) is behind all of this, and what does it want with their missing father? Why is everything so goopy? The two sisters have come so very far in their search for their father, only to be met with lots of questions…and, as always, giant monsters!

With the fate of their family and possibly the whole world at stake, can Jonna and Rainbow rescue their dad, battle countless monsters, and tell each other how they really feel?

Manus/Illustration: Sammy Harkman
Förlag: Pantheon Books
Övrigt: Hardcover/296 sidor

Set in and around 1971 in Los Angeles, Blood of the Virgin follows an immigrant film editor named Seymour who is desperate to make his own movies. Without money or clout, he has no choice but to spend his days slumming it for the worst and most exploitative production company in town. When Seymour is given the chance to make a film of his own, his unbending principles and relentless drive violently clash with an industry that rewards everything but these traits. As Seymour’s blind ambition pushes the movie along, his home life grows increasingly fraught. Using the film’s production as a means to spiral out into time and space, Harkham creates an epic novel that explores the intersection of parenthood, 20th-century America, sex, the immigrant experience, and the era of grindhouse movies. Like a kaleidoscope, Blood of the Virgin shifts and evolves with each frame, allowing the reader to zoom out and see that at its core, this book is about the making of a man.

Manus/Illustration: Lewis Trondheim
Förlag: Papercutz
Övrigt: Hardcover/Softcover/152 sidor

Ralph Azham, the wayward, shamed, would-be Chosen One, is still on the hunt to stop the infamous Vom Syrus, Superintendent (and secret age-defying King of Astolia), and save his own reputation and the lives of his family. But more twists and turns abound, as Ralph must recover a new magical relic, Angthar’s wand, from unwelcoming magicians to help grant him the upper hand in this battle of power…easier said than done. Then, a new community of zealots appears  which has dangerous repercussions for Ralph. It’s a whole new era for this unfolding fantasy tale full of magic, knights, castles, angry ghost hordes, and deadpan humor. From award-winning comics creator Lewis Trondheim.

Kommentar: Humanoids kör vidare med att utforska Inkalens universum med Dying Star. Från Oni Press kommer den tredje och sista delen av Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters som samling. Från Pantheon Books kommer äntligen hela Blood of the Virgin och Papercutz fortsätter med Ralph Azham vol. 3.

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