New Comics & Books for 1/13/21!!!

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Featured Comics:

KING IN BLACK GWENOM VS CARNAGE #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Seanan McGurie (A) Flaviano (CA) Ken Lashley
GWEN STACY ENTERS THE FRAY AGAINST THE KING IN BLACK!
Bonded to a synthetic symbiote from another reality, GHOST-SPIDER, aka Gwen Stacy of Earth-65, is unique among the webslingers of the multiverse!
But when KNULL descends on her adopted home, his gravity well of dark psychic energy will reap unforeseen consequences not only on Gwen, but on her symbiotic suit as well!

 

HAHA #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) W. Maxwell Price (A/CA) Vanesa R. Del Rey
ICE CREAM MAN writer W. MAXWELL PRINCE brings his signature style of one-shot storytelling to the world of clowns-and he’s invited SOME OF THE COMIC INDUSTRY’S BEST ARTISTS to join him for the ride.
HAHA is a genre-jumping, throat-lumping look at the sad, scary, hilarious life of those who get paid to play the fool-but these ain’t your typical jokers.
With issues drawn by VANESA DEL REY (REDLANDS), GABRIEL WALTA (Vision), ROGER LANGRIDGE (Thor), and more, HAHA peeks under the big top, over the rainbow, and even inside a balloon to tell a wide-ranging slew of stories about “funny” men and women, proving that some things are so sad you just have to laugh.

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FREE BALLOON WITH PURCHASE OF IMAGE COMICS’ HAHA #1!


Wednesday, January 13 at 11am

Be one of the first ten people to purchase HAHA #1 and receive a FREE commemorative HAHA balloon featuring the title logo, Image logo, and the date the comic premieres!

ICE CREAM MAN writer W. MAXWELL PRINCE brings his signature style of one-shot storytelling to the world of clowns—and he’s invited SOME OF THE COMIC INDUSTRY’S BEST ARTISTS to join him for the ride.

HAHA is a genre-jumping, throat-lumping look at the sad, scary, hilarious life of those who get paid to play the fool—but these ain’t your typical jokers.

With issues drawn by VANESA DEL REY (REDLANDS), GABRIEL WALTA (Vision), ROGER LANGRIDGE (Thor), and more, HAHA peeks under the big top, over the rainbow, and even inside a balloon to tell a wide-ranging slew of stories about “funny” men and women, proving that some things are so sad you just have to laugh.

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 1/8/21

Welp, we have ourselves a very Bat-Family heavy assortment on offer this week, with a little splash of Star Wars – or as I prefer to call it “Lazer Swordz: Journey To The Middle of Whenever!”

While we’re on the subject of Lazer Swordz, I’d like to take this opportunity to ask once AGAIN, Mr. Lucas, that you consider dropping that order of protection that you’ve filed against me in the state of California .

It’s making things … problematic…

 

Detective Comics #373, second appearance of Mr. Zero (first appearance as Mr. Freeze), CGC 7.5 (Very Fine Minus) from the collection of Jimmy Palmiotti, $199.

 

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New Games! 1/7/2021

LIFE SIPHON

Dragons have taken over the surface, forcing humans underground. During explorations, you and your fellow humans discover a box with an orange glowing eye on the outside. The words DO NOT OPEN are carved on the sides. Of course you open it…ONLY TO BE INSTANTLY CURSED!

The only escape is to take out your closest friend with your new cursed powers to summon Familiars and cast spells at the cost of your own life.

Each player’s goal in Life Siphon is to defeat the player to their left, and the game ends when the first player drops to zero health, meaning you must plan your strategy to be effective offensively against one player while defending against another. Since everything costs your own health, the heavier your offense, the more vulnerable you are. You may even find yourself aiding your attacker to give you the opportunity to make the killing blow.

 

 


MARVEL HEROCLIX: HOUSE OF X

The comic series House of X has been WHITE-HOT and flying off store shelves – we expect this booster release to follow suit!

This 5-figure booster release features many fan-favorite themes that Clix and comics fans alike will love including the Quiet Council, the Five, Excalibur, X-Force, Marauders, Horsemen of Apocalypse, Otherworld, Starjammers, and more!

Plenty of beloved characters that have never-been-Clixed will appear, as will characters that have been absent from HeroClix, and even some characters who we’ve never seen like this before! Apocalypse, Moira, Glob Herman, Maggott, Rasputin, Old Man Phoenix, and many more are coming to rock the tabletop!

In addition to awesome figures, this set will feature the return of Team Up Cards! Discover the hidden secrets of Krakoan Revival and get to reuse your favorite X-Men after they’re KO’d! Or, if you prefer, eliminate the mutant threat to humanity with Sentinels!

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EC BOOK CLUB – SAGA TP VOL 07


Wednesday, February 3rd from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Emerald City Book Club meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm, in “The Hub” at the center of the store (or by remote conference on Zoom during the COVID-19 crisis), to chat about the featured book. We usually begin each meeting with a “Comics 101” slideshow giving some historical, artistic, or social background on the book, and then we dive right into discussion!

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Emerald City is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: EC Book Club – February 3rd (part one)
Time: Feb 3, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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PART TWO OF THE ZOOM MEETING:

Topic: EC Book Club – February 3rd (part two)
Time: Feb 3, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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The featured book for the next meeting will be announced at the end of the current ECBC meeting. That book is 20% OFF for the month leading up to its ECBC meeting! (The discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs).

You can purchase the discounted book in-store or online: https://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/collections/ec-book-club-selection

This month’s featured book is…

SAGA TP VOL 07
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
From the worldwide bestselling team of FIONA STAPLES and BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, “The War for Phang” is an epic, self-contained SAGA event! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. New friendships are forged and others are lost forever in this action-packed volume about families, combat, and the refugee experience.

New Comics & Books for 1/6/21!!!

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Featured Comics:

STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Cavan Scott (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Phil Noto
BEFORE THE SKYWALKER SAGA! THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE JEDI!
A new era of STAR WARS storytelling begins. It is centuries before the SKYWALKER SAGA. The JEDI are at their height, protecting the galaxy as REPUBLIC pioneers push out into new territories. As the Frontier prepares for the dedication of majestic STARLIGHT BEACON, PADAWAN KEEVE TRENNIS faces the ultimate choice – will she complete her Jedi Trials or rescue the innocent from disaster? New Jedi! New ships! New evils to fight!

 

DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL #7
DC Comics
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
The song remains anything but the same as the house lights start to come up on DC’s biggest, baddest battle for control of the Multiverse! The Darkest Knight is on the verge of ending this concert once and for all, but Wonder Woman has more than just a greatest hit planned. The Amazonian warrior stands ready to shred the Darkest Knight, solo! Plus, this extra-sized finale issue includes not one but two mind-blowing epilogues that lead directly into the next phase of the DC Universe—and no fan will want to miss that!

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 1/2/21

ALL RIGHT!!

2020 is outta here!

Hello 2021!

Let’s greet this bright, shiny new year with some bright, shiny old comics!

Yes folks! It’s true!

These old comics are exceptionally bright and shiny considering their age…

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1, fourth printing, Very Fine Minus (7.5), $149.

 

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected MARCH 2021!

Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught our attention in this month’s Previews!

To ensure that you get these books when they arrive, please call the store at 727-398-2665, or email our Books & New Comics Merchant at comics@emeraldcitycomics.com, to add these books, comics, and/or series to your in-store subscription!

Don’t have a subscription? It’s easy – sign up for at least three monthly comic book series, and stop by at least once a month to purchase them! Fill out a subscription form next time you’re at EC!

From the Previews Catalog #388, JANUARY 2021 (for books arriving mainly in MARCH 2021)…

https://www.previewsworld.com/catalog
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/dc-connect

 

 


KARMEN #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Guillem March, Dan Christensen (A/CA) Guillem March
Spanish writer and artist GUILLEM MARCH is best known for his ongoing, extensive work with DC Comics on Batman, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn and has worked as an artist on several graphic novels including the English editions of Monika with Titan Comics and The Dream with Europe Comics. Here, he takes up his pen for an edgy new FIVE-PART SERIES about a highly unconventional angel named Karmen and the young woman she takes under her wing when a case of heartbreak strikes hard. Packed with surprises and metaphysics, this gorgeously drawn series deploys tenderness and humor as it dives deep into topics that matter.

 

 

 

SHADECRAFT #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Joe Henderson (A) Lee Garbett, Antonio Fabela (CA) Lee Garbett
Zadie Lu is afraid of her own shadow. She’s a teenager, so she REALLY should have grown out of it by now, right? But something weird is happening in her small town. Zadie could swear the shadows are coming to life. Watching her. Trying to KILL her. But how do you fight something you can’t even touch? And how does all of this tie into her FAMILY, of all things?
From the creative team that brought you the Eisner-nominated SKYWARD, writer JOE HENDERSON (showrunner of Netflix’s Lucifer) and artist LEE GARBETT (Captain Marvel). Join Zadie Lu as she ventures into the shadows to face her fears and discovers a legacy she never knew she had.
“ELEVATOR PITCH”: The dark tones of Demon Slayer and Something Is Killing The Children meets a cast of contemporary teen characters not unlike VERONICA FISH and KELLY THOMPSON’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

 

 

 

ULTRAMEGA BY JAMES HARREN #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) James Harren (A/CA) James Harren, Dave Stewart
A cosmic plague has spread, transforming everyday people into violent, monstrous kaiju. Only the Ultramega – three individuals imbued with incredible powers – hold the line against this madness. Their battles level cities and leave untold horror in their wake. Now, the final reckoning approaches for the Ultramega… but is this a war they can even win?
Fight monsters and stand with humanity in this new Skybound original from the greatest artist of his generation, JAMES HARREN (RUMBLE, BPRD) and Eisner Award-winning colorist DAVE STEWART. Each issue is extra-sized, with a 60-page debut that can barely contain its giant heroes, creatures, and devastation!
“ELEVATOR PITCH”: The high-impact adventure of EXTREMITY, but with the kaiju-esque monster action scenes of Pacfic Rim.

 

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New Comics & Books for 12/30/20!!!

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Featured Comics:

JINNY HEX SPECIAL #1
DC COMICS
NEW-VILLAIN ALERT: THREE-EYED JACK!
Jinny Hex stars- in her first solo adventure-and she’s ready and raring to go! Bursting out of the pages of Young Justice, this fan-favorite gal is heading back home to take care of some unfinished business! Hoping to take some time off from Multiverse conflict, Jinny reconnects with some old friends and family. But that all goes out the window when a new foe called Three-Eyed Jack transports her town back to the Old West. Now it’s up to Jinny to face off with this super-powered gunslinger and save her town! But Jinny’s about to learn that some threats are closer to her heart than expected.

 

TRANSFORMERS ESCAPE #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Brian Ruckley (A/CA) Bethany McGuire-Smith
World War spills into this all-new limited series! As Cybertron descends into a state of war, countless civilians-unaligned with the Autobots, Decepticons, or any faction-are caught in the crossfire. Fortunately, a solution may be coming… Wheeljack, Hound, and some of Cybertron’s greatest (and most infamous) scientists seek to reactivate the Ark program and evacuate the planet with huge spaceships. On the verge of war, will their efforts be enough to escape?

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/23/20

It’s that time of year again!

Sleigh bells and sweaters and carolers and what have you.

Well, when that familiar heavy-set fellow burglarizes your house yet again, helping himself to your cookies and tracking chimney soot all over the sitting room – here’s hoping he leaves some sweet comics from EC under the tree for you!

 

Amazing Spider-Man #301, classic McFarlane cover, Fine Plus (6.5), $49.

 

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New Comics & Books for 12/23/20!!!

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Featured Comics:

KING IN BLACK #2
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
HAIL TO THE KING!

 

SPAWN #313
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Bjorn Barends
“CULT OF OMEGA,” Conclusion-The FINAL confrontation: SPAWN vs. OMEGA SPAWN to the death! If this villain cannot be defeated, then the fabric of time will begin to tear and out will pour the savage warriors of Heaven and Hell upon Earth.
TODD McFARLANE and CARLO BARBERI conclude their gut-wrenching story of SPAWN vs. OMEGA SPAWN.

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New Comics & Books for 12/16/20!!!

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Featured Comics:

BLACK CAT #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jed MacKay (A) C.F. Villa, Nina Vakueya (CA) Pepe Larraz
THE CAT IN BLACK IS BACK!
Feeling lucky? Knull’s attack on Earth interrupts the Black Cat’s latest heist, and if you know Felicia, you know that’s a problem. So the Cat and her crew aim to steal something of greatest value to both Knull and Earth’s hope of survival. You’ll have to pick up this issue to find out what! This issue guest-stars the X-Men! Captain America! And Doctor Strange! DO NOT MISS IT!!!

 

POST AMERICANA #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Steve Skroce (A) Steve Skroce, Dave Stewart (CA) Steve Skroce
From MAESTROS creator, WE STAND ON GUARD co-creator, and The Matrix storyboard artist STEVE SKROCE with coloring by Eisner Award-winning DAVE STEWART.
The Cheyanne mountain installation, aka The BUBBLE, is the most sophisticated super bunker in the world. It was built to ensure the survival of America’s executive branch of government and its most important citizens, should the unthinkable happen. When the world ended, the executive branch failed to reach the sanctuary, but the elite citizenry did. Eighty years later, one of their own has named himself the new President of the United States. His plan? Subjugate the survivors of the American Wasteland using the same bunker resources meant to rebuild it. The only thing standing in their way is a deadly Wasteland girl, hellbent on revenge!

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Robert Kirkman & Ryan Ottley’s SOLID BLOOD #17!

On Wednesday, December 16th at 11am, stop by Emerald City Comics to buy the 17th issue of a comic that Robert Kirkman and INVINCIBLE’s Ryan Ottley HAVEN’T EVEN CREATED YET!!!
We will have a very limited amount of SOLID BLOOD #17, so this will be first come, first served; no requests. We expect to have more copies of this first printing a week or so after this first limited shipment on the 16th! If you come in on the 16th and we’re sold out, we’ll put in a request for you from the next shipment.

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/11/20

Got some nice sets for everybody this week!

Sure you could get the trade paperback collections of these classic yarns, but c’mon!

Those trades are printed on nice, brand new, glossy paper.

Where’s the sense of history?

Where’s the patina of age?

An old book tells two stories, you know: the story printed on the pages, and the story of how that old book made it’s way to your greasy little mitts.

 

V For Vendetta, complete ten issue set in Very Fine (8.0), $125.

 

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Meet Marvel’s newest heroes: Nurses!

A number of Guests have asked us about a Marvel comic book about nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a comic made especially for Allegheny Health Network (AHN), but you can read it online here!

FREE SIGNED BOOKPLATE WITH PURCHASE OF RECKLESS HARDCOVER!

Starting Wednesday, December 16th at 11am – while supplies last.

This bookplate will be signed by writer Ed Brubaker & artist Sean Phillips, the award-winning powerhouse creative team behind PULP, MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES, and BAD WEEKEND!

Sex, drugs, and murder in 1980s Los Angeles … And the best new twist on paperback pulp heroes since The Punisher or Jack Reacher.

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, the modern masters of crime noir, bring us the last thing anyone expected from them – a good guy. In a bold new series of original graphic novels, with three books releasing over the next year, each a full-length story that stands on its own.

Meet Ethan Reckless: Your trouble is his business, for the right price. But when a fugitive from his student radical days reaches out for help, Ethan must face the only thing he fears … his own past.

“Imagine Redford at his peak, ambling through sun-drenched, eighties L.A. in a serpentine plot that is equal parts Long Goodbye and Point Break. No one does crime fic like Brubaker and Phillips and their collaboration has never felt more new. Explosive. Vital. And yes… reckless. I love this book.”
– Damon Lindelof (Lost, HBO’s Watchmen)

“Reckless is an absolute rush: on the same level as golden age Travis McGee novels and the hardest-hitting Richard Stark stories. This one comes at you as fast as Steve McQueen in a souped-up Mustang and as hard as Charles Bronson with a baseball bat. You gotta have it.”
– Joe Hill (Locke & Key, N0S4A2)

New Comics & Books for 12/9/2020!!!

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Featured Comics:

BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #1
DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Greg Capullo
The iconic anthology series returns with a brand-new slate of comics’ most exciting and innovative storytellers to explore the Batman mythos in stark black-and-white!<p>In this debut issue:<ul><li>James Tynion IV and Tradd Moore explore the world of Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins</li><li>J.H. Williams III returns to DC Comics for a trip through the Dark Knight’s history</li><li>Emma Rios explores the eternal struggle of the Dark Knight</li><li>Paul Dini and Andy Kubert pit Batman against an infestation of ninja Man-Bats in the Batcave</li><li>G. Willow Wilson and Greg Smallwood portray Batman in his strangest standoff ever with Killer Croc</li></ul>With a lineup this strong and a cover by legendary Batman artist Greg Capullo, you won’t want to miss the start of this tremendous collection of Batman tales by some of comics’ top creators!

 

VENOM #31
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Iban Coello
KING IN BLACK ARRIVES!
• What happens to Eddie Brock when he finally comes face to face with the lord of the abyss, the KING IN BLACK: KNULL?

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/4/20

Check out these sweet Hulk comics!

I’m told that Hulk is very fond of smashing though, so be careful.

Take care!

Watch out for the smashing!

Fantastic Four #112, Hulk versus Thing, Fine Plus (6.5), $99.

 

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EC BOOK CLUB – BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY SECONDS GN


Wednesday, January 6th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Emerald City Book Club meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm, in “The Hub” at the center of the store (or by remote conference on Zoom during the COVID-19 crisis), to chat about the featured book. We usually begin each meeting with a “Comics 101” slideshow giving some historical, artistic, or social background on the book, and then we dive right into discussion!

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Emerald City is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: EC Book Club – January 6th (part one)
Time: Jan 6, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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PART TWO OF THE ZOOM MEETING:

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The featured book for the next meeting will be announced at the end of the current ECBC meeting. That book is 20% OFF for the month leading up to its ECBC meeting! (The discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs).

You can purchase the discounted book in-store or online: https://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/collections/ec-book-club-selection

This month’s featured book is…

BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY SECONDS GN
BALLANTINE BOOKS
Katie’s got it pretty good. She’s a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie’s life goes from pretty good to not so much. What she needs is a second chance. Everybody deserves one, after all-but they don’t come easy. Luckily for Katie, a mysterious girl appears in the middle of the night with simple instructions for a do-it-yourself do-over:
1. Write your mistake
2. Ingest one mushroom
3. Go to sleep
4. Wake anew
And just like that, all the bad stuff never happened, and Katie is given another chance to get things right. She’s also got a dresser drawer full of magical mushrooms-and an irresistible urge to make her life not just good, but perfect. Too bad it’s against the rules. But Katie doesn’t care about the rules-and she’s about to discover the unintended consequences of the best intentions.

New Comics & Books for 12/2/2020!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

BATMAN CATWOMAN #1
Written by: Tom King
Art by: Clay Mann
Cover Art by: Clay Mann
At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann!
Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threatened by one of Batman’s lost loves; and the future, where the couple have a happy life and legacy—including their daughter Helena, the Batwoman. And as the story begins, after a long marriage, Bruce Wayne passes away—which frees Selina Kyle to settle an old score.
At every stage of their relationship, Bruce and Selina have an unwelcome chaperone: The Joker!
Oh, and that lost love of Bruce’s? It’s Andrea Beaumont—a.k.a. Phantasm. Just thought you’d want to know.

 

THOR #10
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
THE DARK PRISON OF DONALD BLAKE!
For years Doctor Donald Blake has wandered a land far from Midgard, the place he once thought home. Now he has returned to the Ten Realms – but it is not the place it was, nor he the man who once shared a body with a god. New terrors await in what is perhaps Donny Cates’ darkest story yet!

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