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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2022

ABLAZE PUBLISHING FOR SEPTEMBER

ALMOST DEAD #1

Written by Galaxy, art by Ryan Benjamin.

Somewhere between pure exhilaration and sheer terror is Almost Dead! After having an accident on her way home to visit her family, Sara Walker awakens to find that the world has changed. Now she must travel up the Eastern Seaboard, using suppressed survival skills she learned as a child, in hopes of reuniting with her loved ones during a viral pandemic that has turned humans into monsters. Set in modern day 2005, Sara unites with old acquaintances and new friends along the way, and her struggle to survive will be both an unexpectedly exciting journey and an absolute horror.

Relentlessly vicious, Almost Dead isn't your typical apocalyptic story. Tying in conspiracy with historical flashbacks and showing how perhaps everything we learned in our textbooks has been altered over time.

$3.99, in stores on Sept. 6.

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

Written by Edgar Allan Poe and Raul Garcia, artwork by Raul Garcia.

A traveler arrives at the Usher mansion to visit his old friend, Roderick Usher. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that Roderick and his sister, Madeline, have been afflicted with a mysterious malady: Roderick's senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become nearly catatonic. That evening, Roderick tells his guest of an old Usher family curse: any time there has been more than one Usher child, all siblings have gone insane, dying horrible deaths. As the days wear on, the effects of the curse reach their terrifying climax. In this adaptation, the celebrated animator translates the cinematographic language into the comic medium.

112 pages, $16.99, in stores on Sept. 13.

CHILDREN OF THE BLACK SUN VOL. 1

Written by Dario Sicchio, art by by Letizia Cadonici, Francesco Segala.

Over the years, the black sun has risen twice. A dark dawn whose rays have done terrible things to people's minds, driving them to all sorts of horror. Twelve years have passed since the last time and the world still fears the return of that inexplicable phenomenon. But fear is not the only legacy of those terrible days. All the women who got pregnant under the influence of the black sun have given birth to babies with some... peculiarities. White hair, ashy skin, abnormal proportions, and eyes as red as fire: the Children of the Black Sun.

Brightvale is a small town like many others. Here, the Children of the Black Sun are treated with contempt, especially during the days leading up to the anniversary of the two disasters. The hatred of their fellow villagers, terrified of a possible return of that horror, will push these kids to unite and embark on a hallucinatory journey to discover themselves and their true nature. But is the black sun about to return?

Volume 1 also includes a cover gallery and bonus material.

124 pages, $16.99, in stores on Sept. 13.

TRESE VOLS. 1-6 BOX SET

Written by Budjette Tan, art by Kajo Baldisimo.

When the sun sets in the city of Manila, don’t you dare make a wrong turn and end up in that dimly- lit side of the metro, where blood-sucking aswang run the most-wanted kidnapping rings, where gigantic kapre are the kingpins of crime, and magical engkantos slip through the cracks and steal your most precious possessions. When crime takes a turn for the weird, the police call Alexandra Trese.

The Trese Volume 1-6 Box Set contains the first 6 volumes of the bestselling, critically acclaimed Filipino horror series, collected into an attractive box set compilation, and includes a folded bonus poster, featuring original box/poster designs by series artist Kajo Baldisimo. Each volume in the series features updated/remastered artwork, as well as extra material, including Alexandra's journal entries chronicling her creature encounters and more.

880 pages, $90, in stores on Sept. 13.

THE KING OF THE MOTHS, VOL. 1

Written by Angel Abellán, art by Carlos Morote.

Ele and Tonya are celebrating their fourth anniversary, but what was going to be a romantic night will end up turning into the end of their relationship. What has happened to them? Why has everything become so difficult? Where was the promise to always love each other?

They don't know it yet, but the nightmare has only just begun: something wants to feed on their feelings, savoring the good, and leaving only the bad... and it won't stop until there's nothing left.

Because he's still hungry...

144 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 18.









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