DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT OCTOBER 2010 Solicitations

DYNAMITE OCTOBER 2010 Solicitations

Dynamite October 2010 solicitations are here. New titles launch, the prolific Green Hornet line continues, and classic materials from A-List creators get reprinted. Check out all Dynamite has to offer this fall below.

WARLORD OF MARS #1

32 pages FC  •  $1.00  •  Teen +

Written by ARVID NELSON  •  Art by STEPHEN SADOWSKI

Covers by ALEX ROSS (30%), J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (30%), JOE JUSKO (30%) & LUCIO PARRILLO (10%)

“Negative Art” retailer incentive cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

“Virgin Art” retailer incentive cover by ALEX ROSS

“Black & White” retailer incentive cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

The original warrior of Mars returns from Dynamite!  Warlord of Mars is an enhancement of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs story, Princess of Mars!  If you thought you knew the story, think again!  This series will capture the ­grit and action of the original while expanding on it with new elements. The story is about John Carter, an ex-cavalry officer in the Confederate Army who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars!  Joining him in his adventures there are Tars Tarkas, his Martian comrade, and Dejah Thoris, a Martin Princess. This series is written by Arvid Nelson and is illustrated by Stephen (Avengers/Invaders) Sadowski and Lui Antonio, and features covers by Alex Ross, J. Scott Campbell, Joe Jusko and Lucio Parrillo!

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KEVIN SMITH’S GREEN HORNET #8

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +

Written by KEVIN SMITH  •  Art by JONATHAN LAU

Covers by ALEX ROSS (50%), GREG HORN (50%) & JOE BENITEZ (1-in-10)

“Negative Art” retailer incentive cover by ALEX ROSS

“Virgin Art” retailer incentive cover by ALEX ROSS

The new Green Hornet faces his greatest challenge as the deadly Black Hornet engages him in a high-octane duel to the death on the streets of Century City. As The Black Hornet strikes at the very heart of the Hornet's Nest, even the aid of the Kato family may not be enough to keep the legacy of The Green Hornet intact, or Britt Reid alive. Only on the verge of their own destruction do Green Hornet and Kato realize that Century City itself faces an equally disastrous fate.

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GREEN HORNET: BLOOD TIES #1 (of 4)

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +

Written by ANDE PARKS •  Art & cover by JOHNNY DESJARDINS

“Black, White & Green” retailer incentive cover by JOHNNY DESJARDINS

“Virgin Art” retailer incentive cover by JOHNNY DESJARDINS

The first issue of Green Hornet: Blood Ties features the last remains of the Italian Crime Family and the Japanese Yakuza.  How did the two man team of Green Hornet and Kato bring about the fall of all Crime in the city of Century City?  This tale is the precursor to Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet, and is a must read for Green Hornet fans!  Featuring the break out art of Johnny Desjardins, who began his career as David Finch’s protégé and is now one of Dynamite’s up-and-coming artists!

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THE GREEN HORNET: YEAR ONE #7

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +

Written by MATT WAGNER  •  Art by AARON CAMPBELL

Covers by MATT WAGNER (main) & FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (1-in-10)

“Black, White & Green” retailer incentive cover by MATT WAGNER

Act two of the first year of the original team of crime-fighters begins! Writer Matt Wagner weaves a tale of action and adventure unlike anything else seen on the comic racks! Add in the exquisite art of Aaron Campbell and Francesco

Francavilla, and you have the perfect companion to the modern day adventures of the Green Hornet from Kevin Smith!

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THE GREEN HORNET: YEAR ONE VOL. 1: THE STING OF JUSTICE TRADE PAPERBACK

144+ page trade paperback  •  $19.99  •  Teen +

Written by MATT WAGNER  •  Art by AARON CAMPBELL

Cover by ALEX ROSS

Dynamite presents the original tales of comics’ most iconic hero! And Matt

Wagner, one of the most creative creators in comics, takes the reins, bringing the characters to their basic roots. Joining Wagner is artist Aaron (Sherlock Holmes) Campbell, whose stunning recreation of the industrial world of 30s Chicago is sure to wow fans across the globe. Reprinting issues #1-6, along with a complete cover gallery.

“Campbell brings an illustrative reality to the comic ... but it’s really Francavilla's colors that provide the visual punch.” -- CBR

KEVIN SMITH’S KATO #7

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +

Written by ANDE PARKS  •  Art by DIEGO BERNARD

Covers by ALÉ GARZA (main) & CARLOS RAFAEL (1-in-10)

“Black, White & Green” retailer incentive cover by ALÉ GARZA

As the new Kato readies herself for her upcoming battle with the Black Hornet, new foes loom on the horizon.  After taking out his league of teen ninja assassins, Kato finds herself the target of Takeshi.  This issue also introduces a major new character into Kato's world... one that will play a pivotal role in the months to come.  Also, the original Kato arrives in the US.  Can the two Kato’s - father and daughter - get along well enough to prepare for their showdown with Black Hornet?  This issue ties into the Kevin Smith Green Hornet series!

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GREEN HORNET: PARALLEL LIVES #4

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +

Written by JAI NITZ  •  Art by NIGEL RAYNOR

Cover by PAUL RENAUD

“Negative Art” retailer incentive cover by PAUL RENAUD

The official prelude to the upcoming movie starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou as the Green Hornet and Kato! Learn how the lives of Kato and the Green Hornet were intertwined before they ever met.  Kato learns the advanced chemistry of the hornet sleeping gas and the world's greatest coffee!  Oh, did we mention he takes on corporate espionage and kicks some butt!

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KATO ORIGINS #6: THE HELLFIRE CLUB

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +

Written by JAI NITZ  •  Art by COLTON WORLEY

Cover by COLTON WORLEY (main) & FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (1-in-10)

From the pages of GREEN HORNET: YEAR ONE comes the solo adventures of KATO!  In this stand-alone issue, Kato comes face to face with honor among thieves in the Chicago underworld.  The Green Hornet is seen as a master criminal to the general population and crooks alike.  Who do the criminals turn to when they become the victim of a crime?  Kato finds out in a tale of Chicago jazz and drugs.  Perfect jumping on point for new readers!

GREEN HORNET GOLDEN AGE RE-MASTERED #4

40 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  All Ages

Based on the stories by FRAN STRIKER

Art by BERT WHITMAN ASSOCIATES

Cover by JOE ROBENSTEIN

Whether you are a recent or long-time Green Hornet fan, this series of classic Green Hornet reprints will be enjoyed by fans of all ages!  Featuring stories written by Fran Striker, these 40 page issues are re-mastered for the first time!  Featuring a new cover by artist, Joe Rubenstein!

THE LAST PHANTOM #3

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +

Written by SCOTT BEATTY •  Art by EDUARDO FERIGATO

Covers by ALEX ROSS (main), JOE PRADO (1-in-10) & FABIANO NEVES (1-in-15)

“Negative art” retailer incentive cover by ALEX ROSS

“Virgin art” retailer incentive cover by ALEX ROSS

It began with a name: Krieghund. And to learn just what it means, Kit Walker is forced to flee war-torn Bengali and seek out an old and trusted member of the Jungle Patrol. With the world believing him dead, Kit is now a Phantom in the truest sense of the word as the Ghost Who Walks tracks the dogs of war to their den in South Africa for an explosive confrontation!

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THE BOYS #47

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Mature

Written by GARTH ENNIS  •  Art by RUSS BRAUN

Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON

And it all comes tumbling down... Hughie's nightmare begins as he finds out the last and terrible truth about Annie, with Butcher watching carefully from the sidelines. The Homelander calls a secret gathering of the clans- and marks the occasion with a particularly gruesome blood sacrifice.

THE BOYS: HIGHLAND LADDIE #3 (of 6)

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Mature

Written by GARTh ENNIS  •  Art by JOHN McCREA

Covers by DARICK ROBERTSON

“Black & White” retailer incentive cover by DARICK ROBERTSON

Life in Auchterladle starts to settle down for Hughie, and with the return of an old love there may even be a ray of sunshine for our young hero. But into Eden comes the serpent, as Joe Tupper and the monstrous Big Sarah set about their bloody business. And just when things are looking up, a new arrival throws Hughie's world into chaos yet again...

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VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVE VOLUME 2 HARDCOVER

370+ page hardcover  •  $49.99  •  Teen +

By Archie Goodwin, Jose Gonzalez, Neal Adams, Wally Wood,

Jeff Jones, Denny O’Neil, Steve Englehart, Dave Cockrum, Frank Brunner, Esteban Maroto and more!

Cover by SANJULIAN

More classic stories of Vampirella in complete reprints from issue 8-14 of the original Vampirella Magazine series.  A rogue’s gallery of creators are on board in these classic tales faithfully collected and brought to you by Dynamite

Entertainment. Archie Goodwin begins writing the tales of Vampirella and evolves the heroine to a new, more sophisticated level of depth into what

became the most treasured Vampirella stories of all time. Contributing to Archie’s storylines and the quintessential look of Vampirella was the art of Jose Gonzalez, which kicks off in this very collection with “Death’s Dark Angel.” It hardly ends there with classic short stories from the likes of Neal Adams, Wally Wood, Barry Windsor Smith, Jeff Jones, Denny O’Neil, Steve Englehart, Dave Cockrum, Frank Brunner, Esteban Maroto and more!  All encased in a beautiful bound volume with a cover by master artist Sanjulian.

Volume 2 collects 7 more terrifying issues of the magazine's original run, issues 8-14, reprinted in its original magazine-sized format.

Advanced-solicit. In stores November 2010.

VAMPIRELLA MASTERS SERIES VOL. 2:

WARREN ELLIS TRADE PAPERBACK

112+ page trade paperback  •  $14.99  •  Teen +

Written by WARREN ELLIS  •  Art by AMANDA CONNER & JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Cover by ADAM HUGHES

Vampirella has always been associated with some of the greatest names in the industry and for the second volume of the Vampirella Master Series, Dynamite Entertainment collects Warren Ellis’ vision of Vampirella in a gorgeous tradepaperback.  Originally from the Vampirella Lives limited series, comes Warren Ellis’ unique vision for the sexy vamp, who ventures to the city of Whitechapel to find a mausoleum dedicated to her mother Lilith.  Warren Ellis is at the height of his powers here along with the creative talents of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, this series redefined Vampirella for a modern audience.  This edition collects Vampirella Lives #1-3, a short story from the Vampirella 25th Anniversary Special, a rare 10 page story called “Necromance” from Vampirella/Dracula The Centennial with art by Mark Beauchum and an all star roster cover art gallery featuring the work of Joe Quesada, J. Scott Campbell, Adam Hughes and Amanda Conner.

Advanced-solicit. In stores November 2010.

ROBERT JORDAN’S THE WHEEL OF TIME: THE EYE OF THE WORLD VOL. 1 #1.5

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +

Written by CHUCK DIXON  •  Art & cover by CHASE CONLEY

We step back a moment to detail the appearances of two key characters in the WHEEL OF TIME saga: The Peddler and The Gleeman.

Edmond’s Field, while preparing for the annual Bel Tine Festival, receives two more very important guests.  One is Padan Fain, the peddler who travels from town to town in his wagon, bringing goods to trade as well as news and rumors from abroad, including one of war and a false Dragon.  The other is gleeman Thom Merrilin, arriving in his patchwork cloak, ready to entertain and thrill the crowds with his song and dance.  Both are not as they appear, and soon will be swept up into events neither could foresee...

RED SONJA #54

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +

Written by ERIC TRAUTMAN  •  Art by WALTER GEOVANI

Covers by PAUL RENAUD (50%) & WALTER GEOVANI (50%)

For centuries, Persemhia -- a tiny border kingdom of Shem -- has faced down enemies from Koth, Argos, and Stygia. But the arrival of Red Sonja and her band of mercenaries has called down the combined might of all those opponents, under the command of the deadly General Cavvalus. To defeat Cavvalus and his mighty legions, Sonja may be forced to do the unthinkable: surrender.

QUEEN SONJA #13

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +

Written by LUKE LIEBERMAN  •  Art by MEL RUBI

Covers by FABIANO NEVES (50%) & CARLOS RAFAEL (50%)

The plot thickens as Sonja's ambition and love of stealing brings trouble as she learns that one does not take lightly from Lord Fellon.  Her innocence lost as young Sonja takes her first life, this is a pivotal turn in Sonja's journey from wild child, to thief, to warrior.

QUEEN SONJA VOL 1 TRADE PAPERBACK

120+ page trade paperback  •  $17.99  •  Teen +

Written by JOSHUA ORTEGA  •  Art by MEL RUBI

Cover by LUCIO PARRILLO

RED SONJA LIVES! Dynamite Entertainment presents a bold new direction for the mother of all warriors, Red Sonja! Under the direction of writer Joshua (Death Dealer) Ortega, QUEEN SONJA #1-5 (collected here along with a complete cover gallery) also features the return of artist Mel Rubi!  Sonja finds herself with more than she bargained for as she takes the throne of her homeland!

FRANK CHO RED SONJA STATUE

10”W x 8”H x5”D  •  Introductory Price of $249.99  •  (C:0-1-3)

Advance-Solicit. In Stores December 2010

From Frank Cho’s Savage Red Sonja Series, comes a statue with the most

incredible minute detail of Frank’s beautiful cover!  Meticulously sculpted by Joy and Tom Snyder, this is truly one of Dynamite’s most beautiful renditions of Red Sonja!   

And, as a thank you for the support of our fans, we’re bringing this in at $249.99 Introductory Price till the end of the year, at which point, it will be increased to the MSRP of $299.99!

NEW PRINTING! - RED SONJA: QUEEN OF THE FROZEN WASTES TRADE PAPERBACK

128 pages FC  •  $14.99  •  Teen +  •  (C:0-1-2)

Written by DOUG MURRAY & FRANK CHO  •  Art by HOMS

Covers by FRANK CHO

PROJECT SUPERPOWERS CHAPTER 2 VOL. 2 TRADE PAPERBACK

140+ page trade paperback  •  $19.99  •  Teen +  •  (C:0-1-2)

Written by ALEX ROSS & JIM KRUEGER  •  Art by EDGAR SALAZAR

Covers by ALEX ROSS

The incredible story of Project Superpowers concludes here! Collecting issues 7-12 of the acclaimed series, creators Alex Ross and Jim Krueger clear the decks and set the stage for more thrilling adventures to come! In these issues you'll find out the ultimate fate of our heroes, witness the re-birth of the Claw and watch as the mad god Zeus wreaks havoc across the world! Plus: the birth of a new world order and a shocking twist in the story of The Supremacy!

PATRICIA BRIGGS’ MERCY THOMPSON:

MOON CALLED #2

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +

Written by PATRICIA BRIGGS w. DAVID LAWRENCE

Art and cover by AMELIA WOO

“NEGATIVE ART” retailer incentive cover by BRETT BOOTH

Coyote shape-shifter Mercy Thompson has just killed a raging werewolf in hand-to-hand – or is it fang-to-claw? – combat.  

But now new dangers come from all directions.  The dead wolf’s friends, the local wolf pack, even the boy she fought to save are all closing in.

Can Mercy survive long enough to get to the bottom of a mind-boggling mystery…or has she bitten off more than she can chew?

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JIM BUTCHER’S THE DRESDEN FILES:

FOOL MOON VOL 1 #1

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +

Written by JIM BUTCHER & MARK POWERS  •  Art & cover by BRETT BOOTH

Harry Dresden`s life is a mess. His top client (and close friend), Lt. Karrin Murphy no longer trusts him. Chicago`s underworld and the cops alike think he`s mobster Johnny Marcone`s supernatural enforcer. And the enigmatic White Council continues to view him with suspicion. If all that weren`t enough, a pack of werewolves have unleashed a wave of terror on the Windy City. But as is always the case when it comes to the creatures of the Nevernever, there`s far more going on than meets the eye. Before it`s all over, Harry will find himself caught between friends, enemies, and arcane forces bent on his destruction. Is it any wonder he can`t find a date?

Expanding on Book Two of Jim Butcher’s NY Times bestselling saga, and

featuring writer Mark Powers and artist Brett Booth, Fool Moon starts with a bang and doesn’t let up!   

FIRST FAMILY ONE-SHOT

56 pages FC  •  $5.99  •  Teen +

Written by GOTHAM CHOPRA  •  Art by LIQUID COMICS

Cover by JEEVAN J. KANG

The teenage children of a newly elected American President navigate a place where power peddling, exerting influence, and political maneuvering reign supreme – High School.

Imagine Gossip Girl combined with the West Wing. Nick Balder and his younger sister Lucy are the new kids at the exclusive and legendary Belmont Friends High School just across the Potomac in suburban Virginia. Like any teens plucked from their own comfortable surroundings, uprooted from their native community and high school full of loyal friends, and forced into a new school where entrenched clicks and social hierarchies exist, difficult challenges loom. But beyond that, Nick and Lucy’s assimilation brings with it some special circumstances. They’re new in town because their father James Balder has a new gig that demanded the move from their native suburban Michigan town to Washington D.C. The new gig is pretty prestigious – John Balder is the new President of the United States of America.

DEAN KOONTZ’ FRANKENSTEIN:

PRODIGAL SON VOL 2  #4

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +

Written by DEAN KOONTZ & CHUCK DIXON  •  Art & cover by SCOTT COHN

The undead Deucalion continues to aid Carson and Michael in their hunt for the rogue Detective Harker, who, in hiding, shares a disturbing secret with Father Duchaine.  And will Erika be forced to pay the ultimate price now that Victor has discovered her insubordination?  Find out in the penultimate chapter of DEAN KOONTZ'S FRANKENSTEIN!

H2O ONE SHOT

72 pages FC  •  $6.99  •  Teen +

Written by GRANT CALOF • Art & cover by JEEVAN J. KANG

Set in the not too distant future… When a 100-year global drought devastates the Earth and a failed rainmaking experiment destroys the atmosphere, humankind teeters on the brink of collapse.  As the remaining nations wage war over dwindling water supplies and natural resources, two rival scientists on opposite sides of the world discover a lost glacier high in the Andes-- setting off a deadly race to claim and control the planet’s last known source of fresh water.  The story focuses on Aaron Turner, a brilliant volcanologist with a secret past he’d like to keep hidden.  Aaron’s known for his radical, sometimes controversial theories and his intelligence is off the charts, but he’s trapped in the shadow of his father’s brilliance and failures – a burden that may finally lift if Aaron reaches the buried glacier first.  But a terrible revelation awaits underground that threatens the very existence of their mission.

BUCK ROGERS VOL 2: FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON TRADE PAPERBACK

140+  page trade paperback  •  $14.99  •  Teen +  

Written by SCOTT BEATTY  •  Art by CARLOS RAFAEL & CARLOS PAUL

Cover by CARLOS RAFAEL

Join us once again as we present pop culture's first hero — Buck Rogers!  

Featuring an all-star creative team — writer Scott Beatty and artists Carlos Rafael and Carlos Lopez — along with alternate cover artist John Watson, this second collection features issues #5-12, featuring Buck Rogers exploring Mars, the Moon, and the Earth Below.

PAT LEE’S WIDOW WARRIORS #4

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +

Written by LLOYD CHAO, CHRISTINE CHI - LONG TO  • Art and cover by PAT LEE

“Virgin Art” retailer incentive cover by PAT LEE

Book 4: Black Wind Mountain - An increasingly irritating thorn in his side, the Liao King dispatches a powerful army led by Demon Warriors to intercept the Widow Warriors.  After a punishing battle, our heroes are down to less than fifty. With fierce determination they plan an assault on the heart of the Liao army, secured in a fortress at dreaded Black Wind Mountain.   

L.A. BANKS’ VAMPIRE HUNTRESS:

THE HIDDEN DARKNESS #4

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +

Written by L.A. BANKS w/ JESS RUFFNER  •  Art by GREG TITUS

Cover by BRETT BOOTH

There's an old saying that, "The Devil is always busy."  Well this time the Dark Lord has outdone himself and has created a new entity that has the full Guardian team and both Neterus completely baffled. It has the essence of evil distilled down from his fallen Vampire Council, a little topspin from his exterminated favorite demon, The Thirteenth, with general regulation nastiness just for good measure.  The problem the team has now is, how do they track something that can morph at will?  Perhaps the bigger question is, once they find it, how the hell do they kill it?   LA Banks brings the series to a shattering conclusion!

JOHN MOORE PRESENTS: DEAD SOLDIER #2

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +

Written by JOHN MOORE & RICHIE SMITH  

Art by DEAN HYRAPIET

Covers by ROMEK DELIMATA

From acclaimed filmmakers John Moore (Max Payne, Behind Enemy Lines and The Omen) and Richie Smyth, comes the story of Colonel John Donner, aka John Doe,a veteran of World War I (the Great War) who incredulously so many years later seems to have survived in the most frightening way.  Just as young Lieutenant Thomas Brightwater meets Doe in a remote and secret outpost at the edge of desert and gets a brief glimpse of his dark backstory, the terrifying being breaks free and havoc is unleashed. Meanwhile, armed with what they do know as well as a regional conflict in the Middle East quickly spinning out of control, higher ups in Washington mobilize a twisted plan to ensnare the whole region in a final and decisive battle royal. Or so they think. Because they could have never predicted how the biggest menace of all is of their own ilk and with the potential to terrorize their forces in a way no terrorist ever could. For Lieutenant Brightwater, the race is on to once more gain control over Doe, understand his unfathomable origins, and possibly get him back on the cause. The alternative is total Armageddon – not just in the region, but possibly the whole planet and everyone on it.

ZORRO: MATANZAS TPB

112+ page trade paperback  •  $14.99  •  Teen +

Written by DON McGREGOR  

Art & cover by MIKE MAYHEW

The long lost adventures of Zorro! Join the classic creative team of writer Don McGregor and artist Mike Mayhew as they present an untold tale of the

legendary Fox in the wilds of old California. Collects issues #1-4, along with a complete cover gallery.

BLACKBEARD #6

Written by ROBERT PLACE NAPTON & JAMIE NASH

Story by GREGG HALE & EDUARDO SANCHEZ

Art by MARIO GUEVERA

Cover by LUCIO PARRILLO

Lt. Maynard has been sanctioned by the Governor of Virginia to bring him the head of the Pyrate King.  Armed with his floating fortress of a ship, The Queen Anne's Revenge, Blackbeard faces off against his mostly deadly foe in a fierce battle for survival!  This is the climatic issue of Blackbeard's origin!

BULLET TO THE HEAD #5

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Mature

Written by MATZ • Art and cover by COLIN WILSON

The penultimate chapter of the critically acclaimed masterpiece arrives with

Bullet to the Head #5! All of the violence, mayhem, and carnage of the previous issues come together in its most horrifyingly bloody issue yet!  Written by Matz and drawn by Colin Wilson (Ed Brubaker’s Point Blank), Bullet to the Head

distinguishes itself as the best crime noir masterpiece in today’s comics!

 

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