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Spotlight: Milan K. Softcover

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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MIlan K. - Softcover
Story by Sam Timel and Art by Corentin

He would become one of the world's wealthiest men, dedicated to fighting for the oppressed, the ones lacking voice or power. But his tactics would prove far different from that of the charities and other humanitarian organizations of his time. He was to wage a ruthless war, fraught with great victories and just as great defeats.

Quick Facts about Milan K.:
• Complete Series: the 3 volumes at once
• Now in affordable trade paperback edition!
• From the talented Sam Timel (Redhand: Twilight of the Gods)
• Official Selection at the 2010 the Angouleme International Comics Festival
• Appeals to fans of the Bourne and Alex Rider series

Available below is the desktop wallpaper of Milan K. Click the picture to choose your resolution

Milan K. Softcover arrives in stores October 25, 2017 with an MSRP of $19.95/£14.99

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Thoughts from a Humanoid: Halloween

Friday, October 13, 2017

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Ah, Halloween. That hallowed time of the year when the leaves begin to turn (at least outside of Los Angeles), pumpkins are carved, apples are dunked, cornfields are mazed, and TV features endless horror movie marathons. As Humanoids’ first Halloween-themed offering, what makes Halloween Tales so unique is that each of the three stories use Halloween as a jumping off point, with less a focus on the commercialized holiday itself than using it as a metaphor for coming of age and change in the lives of its young characters. 

It holds personal appeal for me as Halloween was my favorite holiday growing up, even more so than Christmas, which as a kid is a pretty big deal. But then as a little girl I was always more of a Wednesday Addams than a Shirley Temple. Something about having a special night each year exclusively allotted to the wicked and scary and transgressive was so delicious – and not just because of the annual tradition of stuffing yourself silly with sweets, candy corn, caramel apples and assorted teeth-rotting goodies.  

My health nut of an overprotective father insisted I never eat anything without an unopened manufactured wrapper, lest a razor blade be lurking inside some homemade treat. He also insisted that I trade my hard-earned candy haul from hours of trick ‘r treating for sugar-free gum, which of course only meant I either stuffed my face with candy on the car ride home or hid half my stash away for future late-night snacking, despite my poor dad’s best efforts. But it wasn’t my sugar addiction that swayed me from Christmas favoritism.  

No, it was the opportunity to be anybody else for an entire night of delightfully spooky shenanigans. Or at least to dress up as someone else for a few hours, the appeal of which is well-known by children and cosplayers the world over. Whoever you wanted to be, be it a famous real person or fictional character, a clown, a witch, a vampire, a samurai, a pumpkin… or every single Disney princess in existence for twelve years running (or maybe that was just me). Not only is it fun for any kid to pick out and sleeplessly plan their costume down to the last detail of hot-glue-gunned pompoms and sticky glitter face paint, but there is truly a magic about a holiday devoted to play-acting, dress-up and all things that go bump in the night.  

I grew up in a community of strictly Catholic homeschooled kids, some of the parents of whom thought Halloween was a sinful, Satanic holiday celebrating witchcraft and diabolical doings under the guise of innocent fun, so they weren’t allowed to dress up and go trick ‘r treating like the rest. Instead, they attended “All Saints’ Day” parties at the local parish church, dressed up not as ghosts or zombies but saints and martyrs, girls dressed as nuns and boys as monks or priests. Few were creative enough to depict the gruesome ways in which most martyrs met their end, in the jaws of lions or with their eyes plucked out. It was a pretty yawn-inducing event, with not much to gorge ourselves on but a divine Tres Leches cake made by a parish mother from Panama.  

As it was for me and so many other children throughout the generations, Halloween Tales reflects not just an annual tradition of make-believe and masquerade, a carnivalesque one-night escape from everyday life, but the opportunity to face our fears and explore the dark side in a rite of passage ushering us through the shadows of childhood and adolescence. 

Halloween Tales is available now with an MSRP of $24.95/£20.99

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Spotlight: The Metabarons Volume 4

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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The Metabarons: Volume 4 - Aghora & The Last Metabaron
Story by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Art by Juan Gimenez

A must-read cult spin-off of The Incal, by Mœbius and Jodorowsky, centering around the fascinating lineage of the ultimate warrior. This collection introduces the Metabaron's bloodline and reveals the origins of their deep-seated principles. Find out the source of the family's vast wealth, learn why every Metabaron has cybernetic implants, and why the only way to become the next Metabaron is for him to defeat his own father in a mortal combat. Follow each successive generation as it struggles to overcome the forces amassed against it in a galaxy corrupted by greed, power, and terror.

Quick Facts about The Metabarons: Volume 4 - Aghora & The Last Metabaron:
• Now in affordable trade paperback editions!
• The final volume in the series that makes up The Metabarons.
• Featured in the acclaimed documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, one of Entertainment Weekly's top ten films of 2014.
• Like The IncalThe Metabarons is also set in the same space opera fictional universe known as the Jodoverse, in which most of Alejandro Jodorowsky-created science fiction comics take place.

Available below is the desktop wallpaper of The Metabarons: Volume 4 - Aghora & The Last Metabaron. Click the picture to choose your resolution

The Metabarons: Volume 4 - Aghora & The Last Metabaron arrives in stores October 25, 2017 with an MSRP of $14.95/£11.99

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