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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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Sneak Peek: Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel!

Valiant’s Eternal Warrior has been protecting the Earth for over ten millennia. Through every war, every cataclysm, he has been there and survived to carry on. Now, Valiant Entertainment is releasing a three-issue miniseries that will tell the history of the man who has mastered countless weapons and martial arts.

Beginning in November, Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel, by Peter Milligan (Animal Man, Shade the Changing Man) and Cary Nord (X-O Manowar, Conan), delves into the past of the Earth’s immortal champion and it ain’t pretty. Check out pencils for sample pages from all three issues following the jump.

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Grendel vs. The Shadow: The Ultimate Criminal vs. The Most Ruthless Crimebuster!

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Who knows what evil lurks in the minds of men? The Shadow knows! And this time, he’s about to face true evil in the form of the ultimate criminal, Grendel.

Dark Horse presents a three-issue prestige format miniseries pitting Grendel, Hunter Rose, against the mysterious, ultimate scare-the-crap-out-of-the-bad-guys-nighttime-avenger, The Shadow.

Mystery! Magic! Time Travel! Thrills in the pulp/noir traditions – written and illustrated by Grendel’s creator, Matt Wagner. In stores on September 3rd. Follow the jump for a sneak preview.

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Mystery Solved! Redacted Clippings Lead To Deep State!

Remember last week’s visual teasers for #WhoCoveredItUp like the one above? They were for a new, ongoing series from BOOM! Studios called Deep State by Justin Jordan and artist Ariela Kristantina.

This new series is about a government operative named John Harrow. He’s the go-to guy for keeping government secrets, well, secret. The series opens with Harrow recruiting a new partner to help deal with a sticky situation – a secret (no, not THAT one) about the moon landing has gotten out. And there is fallout – serious fallout.

Deep State premieres in November. Check out the press release for the Matt Taylor cover for the first issue – and a significant clue as what the abovementioned fallout might be.

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BOOM! Studios Partners With Humble Bundle To Benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!

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BOOM! Studios has set up a bundle of its titles to be downloaded from Humble Bundle to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The cost of the basic bundle is, essentially, pay what you want – but if a buyer chooses to pay more than the average amount shown on the page, more titles become available – over 90 issues of BOOM! Studio titles in all.

The money goes to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the protection of first amendment rights for the comic book form. For a list of titles available through the Humble Bundle offer – and a link to the BOOM! Studios/Humble Bundle page, follow the jump.

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