Sunderland! Thirteen hundred years ago it was the greatest center of learning in the whole of Christendom and the very cradle of English consciousness. In the time of Lewis Carroll it was the greatest shipbuilding port in the world. To this city that gave the world the electric light bulb, the stars and stripes, the millennium, the Liberty Ships and the greatest British dragon legend came Carroll in the years preceding his most famous book, Alice in Wonderland, and here are buried the roots of his surreal masterpiece. Enter the famous Edwardian palace of varieties, The Sunderland Empire, for a unique experience: an entertaining and epic meditation on myth, history and storytelling then decide for yourself-does Sunderland really exist? From Bryan Talbot, the acclaimed creator of The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and The Tale of One Bad Rat, comes Alice in Sunderland, a graphic novel unlike any before. Funny and poignant, thought-provoking and entertaining, traditional and experimental, whimsical and polemical, Alice in Sunderland is a heady cocktail of fact and fiction, a sumptuous and multi-layered journey that will leave you wondering about the magic that's waiting to be unlocked in the place where you live.
- Issue # Full (one year ago)
A perception-altering narrative from media maverick Douglas Rushkoff!Media theorist Douglas Rushkoff weaves a mind-bending tale of iconography and mysticism. During the Second World War, the legendary occultist Aleister Crowley develops a powerful and dangerous new weapon in the conflict against the Axis powers. But this unconventional new form of warfare could cast the world into Armageddon!Beautifully rendered by Michael Avon Oeming (Powers)!Foreword by Grant Morrison!
- Issue # TPB (one year ago)
The first colonists arrived on Aldebaran in 2079. They were to be the first wave of a large influx of pioneers, coming from an overcrowded Earth to live on this apparently very hospitable new world. But an unexpected problem put a stop to the process: The second ship, with thousands of people onboard, disappeared mysteriously in mid-flight. On Earth, scientists were forced to admit that they hadn’t quite mastered the incredibly complex phenomenon that allowed interstellar flights to overcome the speed-of-light barrier. So, all such travel was halted until the theoretical gaps could be filled and going to the stars could be done in complete safety. At the time, no one could have predicted that this interruption of flights would last a whole century. During that time, the first colonists on Aldebaran remained isolated on a wild planet and had to struggle to ensure their survival. As might be expected, they made mistakes, went to some unfortunate extremes and the society they built reflected those: a military dictatorship mixed with an authoritarian church. The story of the Aldebaran cycle covers five years in the life of young Kim Keller, who lives in a small coastal village. She’s only 13 at the beginning, and finds herself quite against her will drawn into a tragic series of events that will force her to grow up quickly so as not to be broken.
Alan Moore's long awaited Glory has finally come to Avatar and this amazing #0 issue is one you will not want to miss! This full size, full color book features the highly coveted 10 page introduction to the story by Alan Moore and Brandon Peterson along with an all-star art gallery chronicling the key events that have shaped Glory's life. This stellar line up of talent is not to be believed, featuring Joseph Michael Linsner, Matt Haley, Ron Adrian, Marat Mychaels, Karl Waller and more! This vital prelude to the new Alan Moore Glory series is also the perfect introduction to the world of Glory for new readers.
Worlds and minds explode in a brand-new series! When acclaimed comics author JAMES ROBINSON (Starman, Fantastic Four) is hired to write a reboot of the 1940s action hero Airboy, he's reluctant to do yet another Golden Age reboot. Just what the hell has happened to his career-?! His marriage?! His life?! Hey, it's nothing that a drink can't fix. It's after one such night of debauchery with artist GREG HINKLE that the project really comes into its own. Quite literally. Because Airboy himself appears to set the two depraved comic book creators on the straight and narrow. But is the task too much for our hero?
There's a place so dangerous that it's walled off from the rest of Battleworld. A place where wild zombies feast on those who've been banished for crimes against the state — where cold, mechanical Ultrons destroy anything human. But as war rages between Ultron's robotic horde and the zombie masses, a small pocket of humanity must defend itself from both sides. Can Salvation — an oasis run by Jim Hammond, the Vision and Wonder Man — protect what little humanity resides in the "Dead Zone"? And how will the Hank Pym of 1872 react when banished to this hellish landscape? Ultron is on the verge of a breakthrough that will shake the foundations of Battleworld — but whoever wins, we lose...unless Hank Pym can deliver us from evil!
Warren Ellis turns his spark of mad genius to bring us a fantastical tale in this all new original graphic novel illustrated in detailed perfection by Gianluca Pagliarani. The year is 1907, and Britain has entered into a terrifying war with Ruritania, whose strange metal planes darken the skies, and whose monstrous war engines cast looming shadows from across the channel. Doctor Robert Watcham, lately returned to London from the front, makes his homecoming to Dilke Street. There lives his old friend, and England's greatest amateur detective, Sax Raker. Even as his beloved city prepares for war, Raker is himself about to embark on the strangest (and, perhaps, the most important) investigation of his career: The case of the man who wasn't there. This is no simple matter of murder -- Sax Raker faces haunting questions to which there are no cut and dried answers. Is the mysterious killer, at last, evidence for Raker's long-held belief in a secret criminal mastermind? Is it some apparition uniquely belonging to this singular city, a place that seems to have lost all semblance of sense two years ago? Or do all the signs point to something much, much worse? This may very well be the last case for our Raker: a spinning tale of mystery, a tangled story of science, a twisting account of thwarted love, a fleeting glimpse into the aetheric mechanics of the world itself... and, of course, death.
- Issue #Aetheric Mechanics Full (one year ago)
Edge City has always been tough for Stanley Ipkiss. He's as good-natured and decent as they come, but nice don't pay the bulldog or make points with the ladies. Stanley knows he's destined for greater things, but how to get there? Enter the Mask, an ancient artifact that imbues its wearer with the power to do just about anything one desires . . . especially if one desires zoot suits, pies, mallets, cartoon bug eyes, and a penchant for Latin song stylings! Stanley Ipkiss now has the world on a string, but in that world there are many of vastly lesser niceness than Stanley who desire the Mask's power for themselves.
- Issue #Adventures Of The Mask Omnibus Full (one year ago)
Based on but not adapted from the hit Saturday morning cartoon! Life in Edge City has always been tough for good guy Stanley Ipkiss. But now that Stanley is in possession of the ultra-powerful artifact, the mask, it's. . . well, tougher! There is truth in the old axiom that with great power comes greater trouble! The trouble is everybody wants the mask, including Pretorious, the villainous bad guy, and Walter, the mute monster!
Join comics' finest talents as they celebrate the Man of Steel himself -- Superman! This digital-first anthology of non-continuity short stories features the Last Son of Krypton in timeless tales of truth and justice. Up, up, and away!
Based on the hit TV series! Kara Zor-El was sent to Earth to protect her baby cousin Kal, but arrived after he’d grown into Superman. Raised by the Danvers family, Kara has only recently donned the cape and become Supergirl! Her fledgling super-heroic efforts continue here!
WHY WE LOVE IT: Marceline and the Scream Queens was our first Adventure Time miniseries and we loved the tour Meredith Gran took us on. It’s definitely time for more Marceline and what better way to get everything rolling than with an epic that takes Marceline and Princess Bubblegum to the far corners of the world and into space!
Ice King wakes up one morning to find Gunter missing and a ransom note from someone called Dark Magister Templi Marble! Panicking over his sweet Gunter, Ice King goes to Wizard City to find help and discovers the coolest, most intimidating secret society of wizards who are also looking for Marble.
Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content only available on comiXology and Kindle. This title will be available as part of comiXology Unlimited at launch.
- Issue #Adventure Time Marshall Lee Spectacular Full (one year ago)
It's the return of one of DC Comics' longest running books and one of its greatest modern-day heroes – Conner Kent! In our first heroic issue, Superboy can't wait to jump back into his life – but which life will it be? With a clarity he's never had before, Conner makes a beeline for the greatest place on Earth...Smallville?
Based on the TSR role playing game - "The Gathering!" Part 1 of 4. An ancient evil rises and once again threatens the Realms. Only a motley band of adventures can stop it now. A surly dwarf warrior and his benevolent centaur companion, a gladiator who survived the Manshaka Arena of Blood, a fallen paladin, and a timid half-elf must somehow find a way to work together if the Realms are going to survive the coming darkness.
Award-winning writer/artist Scott Kolins (Past Aways, The Flash, The Avengers) premieres his first original comic book creation: ADAM.3! A man born into a futuristic island utopia fights to save his troubled family as terrifying visions of a monstrous doom foretell the end to his Eden! Can Adam and his family survive S.E.E.D.S.? Writer/artist Scott Kolins premieres ADAM.3! Published in special widescreen format!
The Eaters by Peter Milligan and Dean Ormston. Jonah Hex : Riders of the Worm and Such by Joe R. Lansdale, Timothy Truman, and Sam Glanzman. Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. Ghostdancing by Jamie Delano and Richard Case. Artist's Jam: a 2 page article in which different artists show who their creative muse is (this article is not a preview and is exclusive to this title). Hellblazer by Paul Jenkins and Sean Philips (reprints 3 pages from Hellblazer #89). Goddess by Garth Ennis and Phil Winslade. Hexy (a brand new Invisibles story with King Mob) by Grant Morrison and Duncan Fegredo. A 1 page montage of covers from Jonah Hex, Eaters and Hellblazer.
- Issue #Absolute Vertigo Full (one year ago)
In a barren world where a looming shadow stretches its prevailing grasp, Little Red is a starving humanity's last hope. Yet will her contempt for the dark forces of this world be the very catalyst to its demise? Follow our young warrior as she traverses a landscape of fabled enemies and new found friends en route to discovering her own redemption at any cost.