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New Mercy Sparx; Mr. Rhee + Barack collected
from the official Devil’s Due press release . . . .
Get Your September Pre-Orders In ASAP!
It's almost the end of July and you know what that means? Go to your LCS and make sure you have the latest Devil's Due books added to your pull list for September. No need to flip through the Previews catalog at the shop. We got you covered with this handy dandy code cheat sheet!
Mercy Sparx Year One #1 JUL161523 (Cover A by Matt Merhoff), JUL161524 (Cover B by Kiki Jenkins), JUL161525 (Cover C by Josh Blaylock) For years we've known Mercy Sparx as Heaven's secret weapon. A devil working for the good guys, tasked with hunting down and capturing rogue angels hiding on Earth. This is the never told story of her first year on Earth, and even more mysterious beginnings in the forgotten divine realm of SHEOL. Supported by a story in last May's FCBD special Mix Tape 2016 and a nationwide signing tour!
Tales of Mr. Rhee Volume 3 "...Those Who Fight Monsters" TP JUL161529 Hell invaded Earth for three days, and then it stopped - or so most people believe. Mr. Rhee knows there are still countless creatures lurking in the shadows, and he now must choose whether to trust his demonic best friend or the mysterious monster-hunting P.R.O.M.I.S.E. Group as he strives to save a world who sees him as insane rather than a savior. This collected edition features five stand-alone-yet-interconnected stories all written by Dirk Manning and each illustrated by a different art team. With a cover by Jason Pearson!
Barack The Barbarian GN JUL161522 The ultimate commemorative send-off for the Commander-in-Chief. An all new short story "No More Fs to Give" joins this satirical collection of breakout hit comics that were launched in tandem with the Obama presidency, to international acclaim: Barack the Barbarian: Quest for the Treasure of Stimuli and The Fall of Red Sarah. Told as a tale in a distant future ice age, the details behind our current POTUS (and world) have been slightly skewed.
above: Tales of Mr. Rhee Volume 3 TP
right: Barack the Barbarian GN
top to bottom: Mercy Sparx Year One #1A, Mercy Sparx Year One #1B, Mercy Sparx Year One #1B
GALAXYS FOR HIRE #1 Live on Kickstarter
Shawn DePasquale, Sherard Jackson, and Whitney Cook's GALAXY FOR HIRE went live on Kickstartedr yesterday. Check it out and pledge now before the campaign ends in 30 days!
SANDMAN Vol. 1: PRELUDES & NOCTURNES TPB: Sandman Vol. 1 Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist: Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg
With Neil Gaiman revisiting the Sandman universe with his new mini, Sandman: Overture, this seemed like a good time to review his original masterpiece. In the first volume, the Sandman is captured by a rich occultist who endeavors to capture Death and make it do his bidding. Instead, he captures the Sandman whom he imprisons for 70 years. Eventually escaping, he learns that the symbols of his office have since been turned into powerful relics used by the mystical community. On a search for the symbols of his station from which he draws power, the Sandman must deal with Constantine, go through Hell itself, and stop a deranged inmate of Arkham who suddenly has power and the sick mind to put it to use. Neil Gaiman likely needs no introduction if you’re familiar with Sandman. It’s his best known work and one of the few graphic novels ever to make the New York Times Bestselle…
SINK #3 (Comix Tribe, December 20, 2017 release date) “A Head Full Of Wasps”. Story by John Lees. Art and Colours by Alex Cormack. Letters by Shawn Lee. Logo by Tim Daniel. Sink #3 will make you see red. Blood red. It’s splashed all over the pages of this story, seeping into each and every panel, even before the violence begins. “A Head Full Of Wasps” speaks to the buzzing that occurs in so many brainpans in these troubled and violent times - - and the red that is visualized when some of us experience injustice, brutality, cruelty, or abuse and then seek retribution, revenge, and bloody justice. If only everyone could read this story, and then remember it whenever their cheeks flush with anger - - and think before they act. Yeah, I’m a pipe dreamer. I also just set out to write a review. Don’t know why I’m treating SINK #3 like this is a morality fable. Have you ever read a simple but well-written story that leads to your thinking outside the box about oth…
I’m not going to dwell on the real world here (not my expertise), just share some high points of 2017 from the BC Refugees blog . . . . . .It was a busy year for BC Refugees, with 383 articles posted to the site in 2017. The big majority of those were news releases and special previews from various publishers, as detailed below. We don’t post every single press release received, just the ones I believe will be of interest to my readers. Of course, some publishers send me more content than others. Some send me nothing. These included:Valiant Entertainment (70 posts), IDW Publishing (69), Papercutz (11), Alterna (9), Comixology (7), Aazurn/Gary Scott Beatty (6), Amigo (5), ComixTribe (4), Tidal Wave (3), Pro Se Press (3), Sequart Org (3), Marvel (3), Aftershock (2), Devils Due (2), Tinto Press (1), Ramon Gil (1), Chapterhouse (1), Red Stylo Media (1), American Mythology (1), Starwarp Concepts (1), and Lotus Enterprises (1). I also covered several c…