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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Fantasy

Magical realism, goblin adventures, and trickster gods are just a few of the interesting fantasy topics popping up in the current 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.

FLOWER OF THE WITCH TP

(W) V. Ram (A/CA) Filipe Andrade


* A powerful new series for fans of The Wicked + The Divine and The Dreaming from Ram V (Justice League Dark) and Filipe Andrade (Captain Marvel) that explores the fine line between living and dying in Mumbai through the lens of magical realism.


* With humanity on the verge of discovering immortality, the avatar of Death is fired and relegated to the world below to live out her now-finite days in the body of twenty-something Laila Starr in Mumbai.


* Struggling with her new-found mortality, Laila has found a way to be placed in the time and place where the creator of immortality will be born...


* But will Laila take her chance to permanently reverse the course of (future) history...or does a more shocking fate await her?

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Why this caught my eye:

After reading 'These Savage Shores' I figured that it's always worth checking out what Ram V is doing with a new project. I also really like Andrade's art and it feels like a perfect fit for this kind of material.

GOBLIN TP

(W) Eric Grissom (A/CA) Will Perkins


A young, headstrong goblin embarks on a wild journey of danger, loss, self-discovery, and sacrifice in this new graphic novel adventure.


One fateful night, a sinister human warrior raids the home of the young goblin Rikt and leaves him orphaned. Angry and alone, Rikt vows to avenge the death of his parents and seeks a way to destroy the man who did this. He finds aid from unlikely allies throughout his journey and learns of a secret power hidden in the heart of the First Tree. Will Rikt survive the trials that await him on his perilous journey to the First Tree? And is Rikt truly prepared for what he may find there?


From the Gregory Suicide creative team!

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Why this caught my eye:

I just like approaching a hero's journey type of story from the point of view of a goblin, and Perkin's art looks fun for the project.

BEQUEST #1

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Freddie Williams II (CA) Tim Seeley


Welcome to the high fantasy world of Tangea! A land where wizards and warriors battle dragons in dark dank dungeons! Where thieves pillage ancient ruins and priests answer the au-dible words of their great gods!


Welcome to Chicago, Illinois! Where the magical items from Tangea are being traded on the black market and are messing everything up.


Now, a group of Tangea adventurers must go undercover in our modern world to stop artifacts and monsters from falling into the wrong hands. But how will they fare in a world without wizards and warriors? A world without heroes?


From Tim Seeley (DARK RED, BRILLIANT TRASH) and Freddie E. Williams II (HeMan/Thundercats, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) comes BEQUEST, a real-world fantasy tale.

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Why this caught my eye:

Magical black market sounds like a fun overall concept, and I like Freddie Williams a lot.

JIM HENSONS STORYTELLER TRICKSTERS #1

(W) Jonathan Rivera (A) Jade Zhang (CA) Peach Momoko


The Storyteller and his faithful dog take shelter one night from a storm, when the dog becomes scared of a large spider who is also occupying the shelter.


Now, discover the story of Anansi, the spider-god, and his quest to free all stories from his father, the sky god Nyame.


But when Anansi becomes the keeper of all stories, he hordes them until his son confronts them to free the knowledge that could change the world!


Jonathan Rivera (Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye) and Jade Zhang begin the next Jim Henson-inspired epic limited series here, with a different acclaimed creative team on each issue!

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Why this caught my eye:

I really love that Boom has been continuing these Storyteller mini-series and the anthology format appeals to me when it comes down to playing with different thematic myths and fables. Also just another highlight for you Peach Momoko cover fans.

SIRENS OF THE NORSE SEA TP

(W) Francoise Ruscak, Gihef (A) Philippe Briones, Marco Dominic


Fierce Vikings and mystical Sirens face each other in a never-ending battle to claim the most significant natural resource their world has to offer: the sea itself.


For generations, Viking clans have faced Siren tribes in battles waged on land and sea-battles that pit brute strength against sorcery and cunning versus charm. Their war, sparked by the great leviathan Jörmungand, has torn apart the very world they fight over while filling graveyards that span farther than the eye can see. If there is any hope of bringing even the whisper of peace, it lies those among them who feel torn between both worlds.

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Why this caught my eye:

Mermaids VS Vikings is a new one for me, so points to Humanoids on that. I'm also liking the preview pages that you can check out on Briones' Instagram.

That's it for this batch, we'll hit some non-fiction next!

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