OUT NOW: Morea Vol. 2, The Dragon’s Spine

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The pitch for this series could not have been simpler: Highlander, with a hot babe. It’s written by Christophe “License to Print Money” Arleston, superstar of French epic fantasy comics with his Lanfeust universe, and drawn by Thierry Labrosse. Fair warning: kids and progressives, keep a wide berth. The second volume of ongoing series Morea, The Dragon’s Spine, is now available as a digital exclusive from Soleil at Comixology.

From now on, Morea Doloniac is at the head of the DWC, one of the biggest meta-national companies on the planet. But she is also a Dragon, that is to say, an Immortal who fights the Angels, a group dedicated to the destruction of the planet and to the degradation of humanity. So, when a bacterium that would allow the terraforming of Mars is stolen from the DWC, Morea and the knight Terkio have to take action. But is this incident, which leads them to Miami, a trap set for her?

OUT NOW: You Can’t Just Kiss Anyone You Want

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From Marzena Sowa, the writer behind Marzi, her graphic memoir about growing up in 1980s Poland, comes a new comic about childhood under Communism: You Can’t Just Kiss Anyone You Want. A delicately felt tale of compromise, parenthood, and shifting allegiances, her latest work, one of fiction, is in collaboration with Sandrine Revel, an artist I previously worked on in The Invisible Lesbian.

A little boy tries to kiss a little girl. The little girl gets away and sends him packing. No big deal. In any normal childhood, it’d just be a funny story. But if it happens at school in a Socialist republic, halfway through a propaganda movie, years before the Berlin all is even showing the slightest signs of giving out… Well, that’s asking for trouble. This is the story of two children in a society where paranoia and obsessive control mean that even the most innocent gestures can be blown completely out of proportion.

This graphic novel  is now available as a digital exclusive from EuropeComics on a number of platforms (Izneo, Kindle, Kobo, Google Play, and Comixology).

OUT NOW: The Fulgur, Part I of III

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Writer Christophe Bec begins his three-part adaptation of The Fulgur, a scientific romance by Paul de Sémant first serialized in Le Globe Trotteur from March to August 1907. Sémant (1855–1915), whose real name was Paul Cousturier, was an author and illustrator of children’s books, and this novel of adventure and exploration will appeal to fans not only of Verne, but also steampunk and process-oriented, problem-solving SF like Andy Weir’s The Martian. The old-fashioned plotting and flat characterization are completely transcended, however, by what really sells this book: Dejan Nenadov’s art, with glorious colors by Tanja Wenish. Feast your eyes:

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The first volume, The Depths of the Abyss, is now available as a digital exclusive from Soleil at Comixology.

1907. After a terrible storm, a steamer in the Yucatán Channel sinks in an ocean trench with a billion dollars of pure gold in its holds. Three years later, a bold group of explorers and treasure hunters embarks aboard the Fulgur, a revolutionary submarine with an unlimited energy supply, to find the lost cargo. But their adventure, is about to take them 12,000 feet down, into a world that defies all comprehension!

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