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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Crime & Fantasy

Time to check out some upcoming crime and fantasy titles that caught my eye in the order forms!

You'll see that I'll try to include a little order code with most items (ex:JUL200019). Show some love to your retailer and use those codes when you can, it saves a lot of time on the data entry end of things.



(W) Peter Hogan (A) Steve Parkhouse

Harry's learned a lot about himself and the possibility that other aliens have been stranded on Earth, too. He needs to figure out what to do with Honey, the only resident in Patience, USA, who sees him in his true alien form, as well as deal with his feelings toward Asta, his best friend. Harry's been stranded in a small town pretending to be a human doctor for so long, loneliness is bound to creep in. SEP200257

Why this caught my eye:

Some people have argued at me that these are more sci-fi than crime but I maintain they are some of the best crime comics I've ever read. The Resident Alien series has been a favorite of mine for a long time now, so I wholeheartedly recommend catching up through the entire run. While it saddens me to know this is the last installment, it's nice to know that Hogan and Parkhouse have had a definite vision for the series.



(W) Thomas Day (A/CA) Oliver Ledroit

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN OLIVIER LEDROIT'S LORD OF THE RINGS-ESQUE FANTASY WORLD! FROM THE ARTIST BEHIND PAT MILL'S BLACK MOON CHRONICLES & SHA AND AWARD WINNING WRITER THOMAS DAY! After narrowly escaping an uprising that claims the lives of her parents, Wika, the last of a royal line of fairies must evade the assassins on her trail long enough to discover the secret of her lineage. AUG201621

Why this caught my eye:

I've been checking out Ledroit's artwork since I first saw this solicitation and I'm really liking the look of his style. A fantasy epic about fairies and assassins also looks like it could be good, but mostly the art is what caught my attention.



(W) James Patrick (A/CA) Rem Broo

It's the most dangerous heist ever attempted. Four desperate criminals are going all in on a once-in-a-lifetime chance to steal millions in art and turn their miserable lives around. The catch? They have to pull it off under the nose of a one thousand-ton Kaiju. And a giant monster might just be the least of their problems. Brought to you by James Patrick (Grimm Fairy Tales, Death Comes to Dillinger, The Monsters of Jimmy Crumb) and Rem Broo (The End Times of Bram and Ben, Terminal Protocol), THE KAIJU SCORE is what happens when a Quentin Tarantino film takes place smack in the middle of a Godzilla movie.


Why this caught my eye:

I'm sort of having flashbacks to John Layman's Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths, but maybe just slightly more Ocean's 11 in tone. Broo's artwork looks like a great fit for the concept as well, so could be a lot of fun.



(W) Jean-David Morvan, Robert E. Howard, Regis Hautiere (A) Didier Cassegrain, Olivier Vatine (A/CA) Pierre Alary

BY CROM! Robert E. Howard's famous Cimmerian UNCENSORED! For the first time, Robert E. Howard's Conan is brought to life uncensored! Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual. Read the story as he intended! The Cimmerian Vol 1 includes two complete stories, Queen of the Black Coast, and Red Nails, plus bonus material, including the original Robert E Howard prose stories, in one handsome hardcover collection!


Why this caught my eye:

Figure it's always worth bringing this up for the Conan fans as the existence of different Conan publications from different publishers threw a bunch our customers for a loop as they started coming out. Cassegrain's art style is an interesting fit for Conan so you get something different to offset the more mainstream Marvel stylings. Plus hey, it's nice they include the original prose.



(W) Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson (A/CA) Sami Kivela

In the early 1970s, Ethel Grady Lane returns to her hometown of Sweetheart, Arizona with one thing on her mind: killing the man who murdered her family. But first, she'll have to find him.

As Ethel navigates the eccentric town and its inhabitants, she learns that the quaint veneer hides a brewing darkness. She has no choice but to descend into a ring of depravity and violence, with her only ally an Old West novel that follows famed gunslinger Solomon Eaton. As both stories unfold simultaneously, a love of fiction informs choices in reality, for better or worse.

From the minds of Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson (The Dregs, X-Men, HER INFERNAL DESCENT) and artist Sami Kivelä (Abbott, Machine Gun Wizards) comes a neo-western that depicts the hard truth of seeking vengeance in the real world. Features issues #1-5.


Why this caught my eye:

This was one of the best new titles to come out of the year as far as I'm concerned, and Kivela's artwork was absolutely stunning. I can't recommend this enough, definitely worth checking out.


That's it for this batch! We'll focus on some superhero titles on the next round!

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