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Red 5 Comics is pleased to announce that the second issue of Scott Chitwood’s RIPTIDE is going back to print in order to keep up with customer demand. The second printing of issue 2 follows the second printing of issue 1 also due to high customer demand.

In RIPTIDE a rag tag group of cruise passengers suddenly find themselves on a trip unlike any they had planned when a close call with a comet causes the ocean’s to temporarily recede from land, leaving the cruise ship and its passengers stranded on the ocean floor. Now it’s a race against time and the elements as these strangers must band together to get back to dry land before the tide rushes back in. For more information, go to red5comics.com.


From Ryan O'Sullivan (Void Trip), Andrea Mutti, Vladimir Popov, and Deron Bennet comes FEARSCAPE. The Fearscape is a world beyond our own, populated by the manifestations of our greatest fears. Once per generation, The Muse travels to Earth, discovers our greatest Storyteller, and takes them with her to the Fearscape to battle these fear-creatures on our behalf. All has been well for eons, until The Muse encounters Henry Henry—a plagiarist with delusions of literary grandeur. Mistaking him for our greatest Storyteller, she ushers him into the Fearscape. A fake man in a fake land...this is the story of the wrong person answering the call to adventure, and the doom that followed. For more information, go to vaultcomics.com.


When Morty needs to learn how to play D&D to keep up with the cool kids, his hard-drinking, old school-gaming, mad science-making grandpa is happy to teach him how to roll the dice, but neither of them is prepared for the saving throws they’re about to fail or the true quest yet to come. Strap on a +1 longsword and grab your 10-foot pole, because this is going to be a gaming gauntlet like no other!

The world’s greatest role-playing game. Reality’s most dysfunctional family. What could go wrong? For more information, go to idwpublishing.com.


IDW Publishing proudly presents the rebirth of one the most iconic comic-strip heroes of all time, Dick Tracy! The All-American detective just made the biggest collar of his career, and it only cost him his job! But now the honest cop has packed his bags for “the city by the lake,” and its criminals better watch out! Reimagined for the 21st century through a retro lens by the superstar team of Michael Allred, Lee Allred, Rich Tommaso, and Laura Allred, Dick Tracy: Dead or Aliveis a lock to be the pop-art event of 2018! For more information, go to idwpublishing.com

Sequart Releases Book on Comic History

The British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer, by Greg Carpenter, is an engaging and definitive study of how British writers changed comics.

Moore. Gaiman. Morrison. They came from Northampton, West Sussex, and Glasgow, and even though they spoke with different dialects, they gave American comics a new voice — one loud and clear enough to speak to the Postmodern world. Like a triple-helix strand of some advanced form of DNA, their careers have remained irrevocably intertwined. They go together, like Diz, Bird, and Monk… or like Kerouac, Burroughs, and Ginsberg… or like the Beatles, the Stones, and the Who.

Taken individually, their professional histories provide an incomplete picture of the British Invasion, but together they redefined the concept of what it means to be a comic book writer. Collectively, their story becomes the story of mainstream comics in the modern era. For more information go to sequart.org.


The riffing hilarity of Mystery Science Theater 3000 comes to comics when Kinga Forrester pairs her Kingachrome Liquid Medium with her latest invention--the Bubbulat-R! Jonah Heston, Crow T. Robot, and Tom Servo find themselves thrust into the 2-D world of public domain comics, with riffing as their only defense! For more information, go to www.darkhorse.com.

Bender: The Complete Saga

Michael and D.A. Frizell and Oghma Creative Media are proud to announce the release of Bender: The Complete Saga. The 174-page graphic novel explores the true story of a family of serial killers who prey on unwary travelers moving west in the wake of the Civil War.

Outside the sleepy hamlet of Cherryvale, Kansas, the Bender Inn greets weary travelers. Kate Bender, an enchanting, effervescent beauty, is the Inn's mysterious proprietor. Single men, pockets stuffed with cash, line up to sit with this Venus of the plains and discuss their prospects for finding riches or starting a family. So beguiling is she, they never suspect her to be anything but genuine.

When reports of disappearances along the Osage Trail mount, an investigation leads the U.S. Marshals to Cherryvale and the Bender Inn, only to find the property abandoned and livestock rotting in the field. The Benders have disappeared without a trace, leaving behind a dozen bodies in shallow graves--and parts of many others. Even more disturbing are the satanic runes carved into the slab under what the locals have dubbed "The Devil's Inn."

Built upon historical record as well as legend, Bender: The Complete Saga's terrifying narrative is as haunting as it is alluring--and may well become the definitive work on the exploits and ultimate fate of the West's First Family of Murder. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/BENDERtheGraphicNovel.

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