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New & Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Sci-Fi

This batch features a new chapter in the Luther Arkwright saga, a tale of Nikola Tesla, Heavy Metal Magazine's relaunch, a new Image mystery series, some Star Trek: Deep Space Nine action, a new toyetic robot series from Simon Furman, and the soft cover release of the Kickstarter/webcomic sensation Ava's Demon.

 

LEGEND OF LUTHER ARKWRIGHT HC

(W) Bryan Talbot (A) Bryan Talbot


Bryan Talbot's groundbreaking science-fiction epics The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and its sequel Heart of Empire have been acclaimed by Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, and more. Talbot now launches a third Arkwright saga, The Legend of Luther Arkwright, another milestone in graphic literature. Luther Arkwright, a being of vast psychic power capable of traversing the swirling multiverse of infinite existences, is pursued by a far superior adversary across multiple historically divergent parallel worlds, both utopian and dystopian, and only Arkwright's experience and force of will provide any hope to avert humanity's annihilation.

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Why this caught my eye:

Heart of the Empire is an all-time fave of mine, and I just really enjoy Talbot's work.

 

THREE GHOSTS OF TESLA HC

(W) Richard Marazano (A/CA) Guilhem


THE UNTOLD STORY OF NIKOLA TESLA'S FINAL ADVENTURES!


Won the 2018 Special double "Grande Ourse" award for best writing and best drawing at Andenne Convention, Belgium!


Science meets the supernatural in award winning cartoonist Richard Marazano's graphic novel, when the eccentricities of infamous engineer and inventor, Nikola Tesla, are warped into a terrifying mystery during World War Two.

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Why this caught my eye:

This just checks a lot of silly sci-fi WWII action boxes for me.

 

HEAVY METAL VOL 2 #1

(W) VARIOUS (A) VARIOUS (CA) Kim Jung Gi


To commemorate the passing of our friend, Kim Jung Gi, this special cover honors hisfinal contribution to Heavy Metal. The master artist who inspired millions with his sprawling, elaborate live drawings and the incredible brushwork that appeared everywhere from museum exhibitions and galleries to comic art published by Marvel, DC, and more, gave joyously to the creative community to the very last and we are endlessly grateful for the opportunity to include his work in our new beginning.


The legendary sci-fi, fantasy and horror magazine commemorates the start of its 46th year with a brand new #1 issue, featuring original stories and serials and designed as a jumping on-point for new readers.

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Why this caught my eye:

Relaunching is always annoying, but it never hurts to have a new jump on point for an anthology. Also, nice Peach Momoko variant.

 

INDIGO CHILDREN #1

(W) Curt Pires, Rockwell White (A/CA) Alex Diotto


SERIES PREMIERE


Acclaimed creator CURT PIRES returns to Image for a brand-new ongoing series with the creative team behind the smash-hit series Youth, soon to be a show on Amazon Prime!


RADIANT BLACK meets THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH in this action-packed sci-fi/mystery epic as journalist Donovan Price hunts down the extraordinarily gifted INDIGO CHILDREN after their mysterious disappearance fifteen years prior.


An EXTRA-LENGTH FIRST ISSUE for the regular price of just $3.99!

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Why this caught my eye:

Solid review over at Multiversity.

 

STAR TREK DS9 DOG OF WAR #1

(W) Mike Chen (A/CA) Angel Hernandez


BORK! An extremely rare purebred corgi from Earth makes its way aboard Deep Space 9 when Quark cuts a deal to procure it for a high buyer. After all, a Ferengi without profit is no Ferengi at all! But Latinum the corgi comes with unexpected cargo that shakes Captain Benjamin Sisko to the core: a Borg component discovered by a crew sent to uncover Cardassian technology after the station's reoccupation.


Don't miss out on this exclusive "lost episode" celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fan-favorite show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and debut comic series by acclaimed author Mike Chen (Star Wars: Brotherhood) and Star Trek comics artist extraordinaire Angel Hernandez!

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Why this caught my eye:

I love DS9 and dogs, hard to ignore this one.

 

ASTROBOTS #1 (OF 5)

(W) Simon Furman (A/CA) Hector Trunnec


ASTROBOTS series artist, Hector Trunnec (Heavy Metal), debuts his first cover with Whatnot Publishing.


Simon Furman, writer of the original Transformers comic series and creator of Marvel's Death's Head, has teamed up with Heavy Metal artist Hector Trunnec to create an all-new Mecha-Masterwork based on the toyline designed by Aaron Thomas.


Pathfinders, Pioneers...breaking new ground in the furthest reaches of the galaxy...they are - ASTROBOTS.


The clock is ticking for planet Earth and the race is on to find a new world capable of sustaining human life. New, sophisticated machine lifeforms called Astrobots are dispatched to scout far-flung worlds in the hope of crafting a new home. With food and raw materials running out and climate disasters escalating, the evacuation of the entire human population is the only slender hope remaining.


On Colony World 1, a catastrophic power struggle forges a new - all-Astrobot - society, and presiding over this nascent civilization is Atlas, an evolved mech with a futureproof plan. A plan that does not include humankind.

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Why this caught my eye:

Hey, I bought the toys for these years ago. Which is not a good reason to check this out, but Furman is a go to guy for giant robot books and I've highlighted Trunnec's art in the past. And the preview pages are looking pretty great.

 

AVAS DEMON BOOK 01 REBORN

(W) Michelle Fus (A/CA) Michelle Fus


For fans of TEEN TITANS: RAVEN and LORE OLYMPUS comes the game-changing, multimedia webcomic and Kickstarter sensation from acclaimed creator Michelle Fus, available in softcover for the first time with a new retail-exclusive cover.? When a young, shy girl named Ava discovers that the demon who haunts her is actually the spirit of an ancient alien queen named Wrathia, the two form a dangerous pact?


But in exchange for a better life, Ava must help Wrathia seek revenge against TITAN...the most powerful being in the universe.

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Why this caught my eye:

I reviewed the Kickstarter HC back in 2021, so glad to see this hitting broader distribution with a nice soft cover. Highly recommend.

 

That's it for this batch, we'll hit up some fantasy on the next round!

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