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Image Comics Brings ‘We Stand on Guard’ to the Masses in May


Brian K. Vaughan has, as the kids say, the skills to pay the bills. The man can write, and that means when he’s tapped to release a new book, you should really, really be paying attention.

So open your eyes, because, with the assistance of artist Steve Skroce, Vaughan will be bringing the new military thriller, We Stand on Guard to the fanatics of the world in May!

Read on for more info from the official press release:

New York Times bestselling and multiple Eisner-award winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA, PAPER GIRLS, PRIVATE EYE) and legendary storyboard artist Steve Skroce’s WE STAND ON GUARD’s jaw-dropping military thriller will be collected for the first time into a deluxe hardcover edition—which will include original sketches and other never-before-seen extras—available this May.

 

Set in a future where a heroic band of Canadian civilians must defend their homeland from invasion by the United States, WE STAND ON GUARD launched to critical acclaim and blends the episodic up-tempo pacing of Y the Last Man with an invasion story full of suspense and action.

 

WE STAND ON GUARD Deluxe Hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-63215-702-7) collects the complete series, issues 1-6, and hits comic book stores on Wednesday, May 4th and bookstores on Tuesday, May 10th, and will be available for $24.99.

 

It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond code FEB160645. It can be preordered now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.

 

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Comixology is Running an Awesome Sale TODAY on Star Wars Comics!


As a huge fan of Comixology, one of the greatest digital comic retailers in existence (reliable, great customer service, user-friendly reader/purchase options and a staggering selection), we wanted to share news of a sale that’s going to have Star Wars fans attempting acrobatics while wielding their deadly light sabers.

For a limited time you can grab a whole slew of Star Wars titles for 50-percent off.

That’s a mighty fine deal! With nearly 50 titles on sale for half price, you really don’t want to snooze on this opportunity!

You’ve only got today to capitalize on such a deal, so don’t hesitate, beef your Star Wars collection up ASAP!

Here’s a direct link that’s going to make your day.

Star Wars fanatics, celebrate!

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Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez Journey To The ‘Darkside’ This June


Can’t get enough of Joe Hill’s work? How about the insanely talented Gabriel Rodriguez?

Well, fret not. Soon you’ll see these two join forces to bring something amazing to readers: an entirely new rendition of Tales from the Darkside!

Read on from the Press Release:

Locke & Key fans will have reason to celebrate this summer when Joe Hill (NOS4A2, Wraith) and Gabriel Rodríguez (Onyx) unleash their latest horror series on the world. Tales from the Darkside sees the Eisner Award-winning team reunite on a comic-book revival of the horror anthology TV series of the same name.

The four-issue series will feature Hill’s re-imagining of Tales for a contemporary take on the cult classic. Structured to have the scope of Locke & Key while exploring a vast, underlying mythology, Tales aims to unfold a cohesive universe made up of each individual issue. According to the creative team, these stories will draw inspiration from the TV series that it has spawned from while also taking a meta approach to the material.

Hill elaborated further on what his vision for the series is and what fans can expect from the too-good-for-TV story structure:

“This is the show that could’ve been,” says Hill. “The original Tales from the Darkside was a fun, bleak little spin on the Twilight Zone style anthology. My idea is to give readers a little more. Every story is meant to stand alone, but gradually, you will come to see how they all connect, to tell a single larger story.”

While Rodríguez will provide cover art for the series, joining the team will be Charles P. Wilson III (The Wraith) who will contribute variant covers.

“The universe that Joe is building here is wholly unique while still doing justice to the original show,” said Tales from the Darkside editor Michael Benedetto. “And having Gabriel collaborating with him again is the best we could have possibly hoped for. These guys have a proven track record, and this series will only serve to build on their reputations as excellent storytellers and masters of horror and suspense.”

Prepare to enter the ‘Darkside’ this June at your local comic shop – plenty of time to get caught up on Locke & Key before then!

Tales from the Darkside

 

Kim W. Andersson’s ‘Alena’ is Coming to Dark Horse!


If you’re looking for another slick title to add to your collection, Dark Horse has you covered with the critically acclaimed Alena, the masterpiece from Kim W. Andersson. Read on for the scoop!

From the Press Release:

Kim W. Andersson is making waves in the international comics and film community. His original Swedish graphic novel Alena was adapted into a feature-length film in Sweden that just received a critically acclaimed US debut at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2016. Now the graphic novel will see full US distribution through Dark Horse Comics.

Alena’s life is a living hell. Since she arrived at a snobbish boarding school, she’s been harassed every day by Philippa and the girls on the lacrosse team. But Alena’s best friend Josephine is not going to accept that anymore.

Not from the counselor or the principal, not from Philippa, and not from anyone else at that horrid school. If Alena does not fight back, then Josephine will take matters into her own hands.

There’s just one problem . . . Josephine has been dead for a year.

Author and artist Kim W. Andersson (The Complete Love Hurts) is the winner of the Swedish Comics Academy’s Adamson statue—Sweden’s most prestigious comics award—and a creator to watch in the coming year.

Alena Graphic Novel