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Destroy Thy Neighbor! VIZ Media’s World Trigger Launches October 7th!

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VIZ Media is launching the sci-fi manga series World Trigger in a series of graphic novel formatted volumes beginning October 7th.

A dimensional rift has led to alien invaders, called Neighbors, crossing over to Earth – but the forces of Border have stood in their way. As the invasion intensifies, One of the least of Border’s agent, Osamu Mikum and his Yuma – who is actually a Neighbor – team up to help save the world. But can natural enemies ever become friends?

Each volume of World Trigger will contain two chapters of the story. The ongoing series is also being released simultaneous to Japan in Weekly Shonen Jump. For further detail, follow the jump.

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BOOM! Studios’ Sleepy Hollow Arrives In Time For Halloween!

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BOOM! Studios’ announced Sleepy Hollow four-issue miniseries has a premiere date: October 15th – just in time for Halloween.

From writer Marguerite Bennett and artist Jorge Coelho, the series opens with Ichabod Crane and Lt. Abby Mills glad to see a series of minor miracles of the positive kind occurring in Sleepy Hollow – but, as we’ve come to expect, all is not as it seems.

Each issue will also feature a short backup story written and illustrated by Noelle Stevenson. Follow the jump for further details.

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Dark Horse’s Creepy Magazine Celebrates 50th Anniversary!

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Uncle Creepy has been scaring kids of all ages from the pages of Creepy Magazine for fifty years! To celebrate this horrific occasion, Dark Horse has assembled stories from Fred Van Lente (Conan the Avenger), Corinna Bechko (Star Wars: Legacy), Peter Bagge (Bat Boy), and Art Baltazar (Itty Bitty Hellboy) – and promised a ‘horrible host of sinister surprises.’

Follow the jump for details.

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Fiction Squad: Who Killed Humpty Dumpty?

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BOOM! Studios’ new series, Fiction Squad, takes a novel approach to fairy tales – call it fairy tale noir. From Paul Jenkins (Fairy Quest) and Ramon Bachs (Marvel’s Civil War: Front Line), its publisher describes Fiction Squad as ‘fairy tales gone wrong.’

Set in the mythical land of Fablewood – scene of previous BOOM! Studios series Fairy Quest – Fiction Squad is a classic hard-boiled detective series that turns the familiar into something even stranger and wilder as a detective from an unfinished novel uncovers a conspiracy that could ‘unmaking storytelling itself!’ (Seriously, they had me at Humpty Dumpty as a whodunit!)

More details – and alternate covers – follow the jump. Fiction Squad will be in comics shops on October 1st.

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Dark Horse Announces New Criminal Macabre Series: The Third Child!

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Dark Horse is unleashing a new chapter in the adventures of monster hunter Cal. Following directly upon the heels of Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein, Criminal Macabre: The Third Child finds Cal a changed man (for lack of a better term) – and not necessarily for the better.

Check out the five-page preview after the jump. Criminal Macabre is in stores on September 17th.

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BOOM! Studios’ Butterfly: Family Drama in Spy Thriller Context!

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With spies continuing to be in the zeitgeist, it occurred to Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl, Sleepy Hollow) that it would make for an interesting story to look at the personal cost of the spy business.

Butterfly explores the relationship between an estranged father and daughter couched win terms of a spy thriller. Written by Bennet and screenwriter Arash Amel (Erased), with art by Antonio Fusco (G.I. Joe: Cobra), Butterfly is BOOM! STUDIOS, with first issue due in stores on September 24th. Follow the jump for further details.

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Dark Horse Publishes Free Digital Public Service Comic on Earthquake Safety!

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Dark Horse has published free digital public service comic called Without Warning. The 12-page, full-color comic is designed to give teens and younger readers information on earthquake preparedness within the context of ‘a story about a girl who lives on the Oregon Coast and is trying to reunite with her family after a major Cascadia Earthquake.’

Without Warning is the result of a collaboration between the Cascade Region Earthquake Workgroup and Dark Horse. Follow the jump for a link to the the comic.

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Dark Horse Launches Prometheus Sequel!

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On September 19th, Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra will begin the search for the Prometheus in Dark Horse’s Prometheus: Fire and Stone. The series, which ties directly into the Ridley Scott movie, will follow a new team of explorers that hopes to find out what happened to the Prometheus – and learn the secrets of humanity’s creation – or damnation.

Check out a special sneak preview after the jump.

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Boom! Studios Presents George Pérez’s Sirens! Do I Need To Say More?

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When an intergalactic force enslaves planets throughout the galaxy, only The Sirens can stop them – or could if they remembered who they were. It doesn’t help that everyone remembers them as villains, either!

It’s been more than a decade since George Pérez put out an original comics series, so Boom! Studios’ announcement that George Pérez’s Sirens, a six-issue miniseries, will be in comics shops on September 17th counts a big news! The artist who defined the original Teen Titans, one of the best takes on Wonder Woman and some of The Avengers’ greatest adventures has created a series that looks to be terrific fun. Follow the jump for ordering information and more details.

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Time Killers–The Collected Early Works of Blue Exorcist Creator Kazue Kato!

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The early work by Blue Exorcist creator Kazue Kato is being collected in Time Killers, a standalone volume from the Shonen Jump imprint of VIZ Media. Time Killers includes Kato’s first story, Boku to Usagi (Me and the Rabbit),  as well as the stories and designs that would evolve into Blue Exorcist.

Time Killers will be available on September 2nd – in both print and digital formats. For further details, follow the jump.

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Wild’s End: Mouse Guard Meets The War of the Worlds!

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What do you get when you blend Mouse Guard, Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy and H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds? Wild’s End – the new BOOM! Studios limited series from writer Dan Abnett (the guy whose take on Guardians of the Galaxy was inspiration for the hit Marvel movie) and artist I.N.J Culbard (H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness).

It’s 1930s England and three friends – Clive, Peter, and Gilbert – suddenly find their rural community invade by aliens! But what can a rabbit, a dog and a fox do against the aliens and their advanced technology?

Wild’s End will be in comics shops on September 10th. Follow the jump for further details – including ordering codes.

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