Friday, February 21, 2020

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Lonely Receiver #1 
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 05.06.20
Writer: Zac Thompson
Artist & Colorist: Jen Hickman
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover: Jen Hickman
Incentive Cover: Elizabeth Torque
Catrin Vander, a lonely video producer, buys an Artificial Intelligence partner that’s meant to bond for life. After ten years together, her holographic wife suddenly disconnects without a warning. The breakup drives Catrin to the point of near insanity. She's alone for the first time in years and reeling from a loss she can’t comprehend.
Set in the new future, drenched in pastels and sunshine, LONELY RECEIVER is a horror/breakup story in five parts. Written by Zac Thompson (UNDONE BY BLOOD, THE REPLACER, HER INFERNAL DESCENT, No One’s Rose, X-Men) and illustrated in color by Jen Hickman (MOTH & WHISPER, Test).

Sympathy for No Devils #1 
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 05.20.20
Writer: Brandon Thomas
Artist: Lee Ferguson
Colorist: Jose Villarrubia
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover: Lee Ferguson w/ Jose Villarrubia
Incentive Cover: Georges Jeanty w/ Patrizia Comino
Winston Wallis has a secret. He is all that remains of mankind, and is surrounded on all sides by demons, monsters, and ghouls that picked up where humankind left off – lying, stealing, cheating, and killing.
Years ago, it was Winston’s job to investigate such things. Now his ex-partner needs help solving the brutal murder of the world’s largest Colossal. Because he knows the secret. He knows about the magical curse that gives Winston the ability to survive a world where everything is bigger, stronger, and angrier than he is. But how long can Win’s impossible luck last, and will this new case finally be the death of him?
Win certainly hopes so...

Disaster Inc. #2 
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 05.06.20
Writer: Joe Harris
Artist & Colorist: Sebastian Piriz
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual
Cover: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia
Incentive Cover: Jordan Raskin
Paolo, Abby and Tosh lead their assemblage of “disaster tourists” deep inside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone for what they expect to be a (relatively) mundane experience…if radioactive hotspots, irradiated feral animals and the promise of swift and harsh arrest by authorities could be classified as mundane. But this is an ancient place with no shortage of legends or ghosts. And nobody told the Samurai they were coming!
Writer Joe Harris (Great Pacific, Rockstars, The X-Files) and artist Sebasti√°n Piriz begin a disaster tour through the worst places on Earth, while digging up more trouble than they can handle. In a world on fire and rife with calamity, catastrophe, war and unrest…you’re going to need the right guides to see it for yourself!