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THE VELVET WASP

Noted author H. David Blalock enters the world of New Pulp and masked heroes with THE VELVET WASP, a brand new collection of short stories featuring his own original Pulp Heroine!

A nightclub entertainer named Adele Fornost has been found dead, an apparent suicide. Her friend, another entertainer named Diane Green, is convinced that she was murdered and that the Outlander Mob is behind it. Known for racketeering, prostitution, and money laundering, the Outlanders are run by a man known only as Sir. Diane is unable to convince the police to take on the case and decides to take matters into her own hands. Although she is able to get the goods on the Outlanders, she has to fake her own death to do it. Thus, Diane Green dies, but the Velvet Wasp is born to take flight in four adventures, courtesy of H. David Blalock and Pro Se Productions.

With a captivating cover and logo design by Jeffrey Hayes and print formatting by Marzia Marina and Antonino Lo Iacono, THE VELVET WASP is available now at Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Velvet-Wasp-H-David-Blalock/dp/197927326X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1515985175&sr=1-1 and Pro Se's own store at www.prose-press.com for 14.99.

The Last Jedi Novelization: Expanded Edition

is an upcoming novel by Jason Fry that adapts the events of the 2017 film of the same name. The novel will be published by Del Rey on March 6, 2018.The cover was based on the teaser poster for the film. Where the action of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended, Star Wars: The Last Jedi begins, as the battle between light and dark climbs to astonishing new heights. Featuring thrilling photos from the hit movie. For more information, go to https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-last-jedi-jason-fry/1127085398

MAXIM GUNN: SHEBA'S NECKLACE

Pro Se Productions proudly announces the release of the eighth novel featuring the most unique spy in genre fiction. Author Nicholas Boving's man of mystery and intrigue returns to battle evil in MAXIM GUNN: SHEBA'S NECKLACE, available in print and digital formats.

King Solomon's Mines, She Who Must be Obeyed. Did Wanda Liszt finally find the secret to eternal life when she recovered Sheba's Necklace from the bottom of a Swiss lake? "It should have worked, Maxim." Wanda's words came out huskily and with great effort. "It did for a while, didn't it? I was going to be young and beautiful forever. The flame, the necklace, they were the secret. It should have worked. Where did I go wrong?"

Words Maxim Gunn has heard a million times over as the world has loomed on the edge of supernatural chaos. This time is no different, as the world's ultimate occult secret agent tackles the immortal mystery of SHEBA'S NECKLACE, the eighth Maxim Gunn adventure from Author Nicholas Boving and Pro Se Productions.

With a stunning cover by Adam Shaw and and logo design and print formatting by Marzia Marina and Antonino Lo Iacono, MAXIM GUNN: SHEBA'S NECKLACE is available now at Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Maxim-Gunn-Necklace-Nicholas-Boving/dp/1982060913/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1515984361&sr=8-1-fkmr0 and Pro Se's own store at www.prose-press.com for 15.00.

NBM Graphic Novels February Release Schedule

Sean Michael Wilson and Michiru Morikawa

David becomes increasingly more desperate, with his extreme behaviour causing fights with everyone who cares for him: with the devilish Mr Black and the saintly Mr White and even with his loving parents. But his quest goes on, driving him to break the rest of the 10 commandments in order to draw out the elusive divinity to face a grief stricken man. Until, finally, he is faced with the most serious commandment all: 'Thou shalt not kill.'

Will he do it? Or will God stop him?

6x9, 112pp., B&W trade pb., $12.99, ISBN 9781681121178, e-book: $7.99. For more information, go to nbmpub.com.

Ward's Valley

Ward is a grumpy gnome who only wants to be left alone. He never asked for company… but when his beautiful forest starts filling up with animals, it's more than just grumpiness that makes him nervous. Mysterious muck-trolls and terrifying humans are invading, and he'll need all the help he can get to defend Ward's Valley.

Bobby Curnow (Night of 1000 Wolves, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Brenda Hickey (My Little Pony) team up for an all-new adventure full of charm, color, and surprising depth.

Ward's Valley by Bobby Curnow & Brenda Hickey (APRIL 2018)
$19.99 (US) • ISBN 978-1-60309-424-5 • Diamond: JAN180567 • For all ages (10-13 and up)
Full-color softcover graphic novel with flaps • 6.5" x 9.25" • 128 pages For more information, go to www.topshelfcomix.com.

Surfacing: Depth Perception

Beautiful, monstrous, graceful, sinister, coy, sensual, shy, aggressive... these are only a few of the adjectives for mermaids that have captured the imaginations of people all over the world for centuries. But despite the differences of particular details, how is it that so many cultures have similar general descriptions of the same creature? Civilizations of people across the globe who haven't had contact with each other, yet share amazingly similar stories?

With only 5% of our Earth's oceans explored by humans, perhaps there are amazing secrets hidden within that unexplored 95%. Mysterious and intriguing secrets that only a few lucky people can even hope to catch a glimpse of in their lifetime.

Writer B. Alex Thompson and artist Nenad Cviticanin created Surfacing in order for readers to find the stories of these lucky (or unlucky) individuals.

Tales of suspense, romance, drama, and horror... stories as varied as the people who experience these chance encounters with beings only thought to be legend. But for better or for worse, they turn out to be oh, so real.

You can find Surfacing comics via Indyplanet as well as via Comixology. Surfacing (Print Comics): http://www.indyplanet.us/product/153128/

Amigo Comics Febuary 2018 Solicitations

Call of the Suicide Forest #2 (of 5)
Story: Desiree Bressend
Art: Ruben Gil
Cover: Toni Fejzula

Retailer incentive cover, served 1:10, by maestro Pasqual Ferry!

Close to Mount Fuji lies the Aokigahara forest, the cradle of horrific ghost stories, one gloomy place notorious because of the many people going there to end their own lives…

Portia, haunted by the spectral figures of the Yokai, cannot help but return to the Suicide Forest. The ranger Ryoko, puzzled by the circumstances surrounding the young woman who attempted suicide, finds no solace in her master's words and approaches the lonely Buddhist monk of Aokigahara: the man called Deshimaru.

This miniseries is the sequel of the acclaimed graphic novel The Suicide Forest, written by El Torres with art by Gabriel Walta, masterfully written by Desiree Bressend with the artwork by Ruben Gil, but it can be read independently. And this time, a Retailer incentive cover, served 1:10, by maestro Pasqual Ferry!

UPC Code: 732030830844—00211
DEC171087 – STL071941
Alternate cover: DEC171088 – STL072123
32 pages FC

Toni Fejzula (Dark Horse's Dead Inside, Veil…) has created the covers of the miniseries, a set of five connected covers! Check them each month!

Tales of Rogues! #2 (of 6): Games Edge!
Writer: Desiree Bressend
Art: Jose Antonio Sollero
Color: Juanma Cañada
Cover: Pasqual Ferry
UPC Code: 713482801859—00211
DEC171089 – STL071948
32 pages FC

Want to read more stories about Bram and Weasel? Tales of Rogues! are auto-conclusive comics by new, emerging hot artists!

Where are the boundaries between fantasy and reality? Is the world just a video game? Are we the owners of our own actions? Join Greg, the friendless nerd, following Weasel in a world of adventure games with dragons, chickens, and enchantresses with ambiguous genitalia!

Desiree Bressend is the amazing writer behind Call of the Suicide Forest, and has also collaborated with Jose Antonio Sollero in Spanish comics like Spanish Civil War: 1937. Their approach to Rogues! in this self-conclusive story will knock your socks off!

Each month, we will present a book with a different team. Some stories take place in the Rogues continuity, but others are "elseworlds". We just wanted to give our creators complete freedom to show how cool their stories and their skills are! For more information, go to www.amigocomics.com.

 
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