Mirka Andolfo’s romantic dystopian sci-fi epic, Unnatural, continues in December

Acclaimed writer/artist Mirka Andolfo (Hex Wives, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, DC Comics Bombshells) will carry on her wildly romantic thriller series Unnatural, this December from Image Comics.

Unnatural is about an authoritarian government has a cheerful stranglehold on its citizens’ personal lives—in particular, how they love and whom they marry. But it seems there are some who resist…

The upcoming fifth issue of the fresh series begins a new story arc for the ongoing series, and Leslie’s on the run. Falsely accused of a heinous murder, she has no choice but to trust that mysteriously hooded wolf who’s been dogging her steps since the beginning. Who is he? What does he really want from her? And is he somehow related to that seductive lupine creature from those steamy dreams she’s been having?

Unnatural #5 will have several covers (featured below), with cover A by Mirka Andolfo, cover B by Tanino Liberatore, and cover C (Hero Initiative Variant) by Jacopo Camagni. Unnatural #6 will follow in early January with cover A by Mirka Andolfo, and cover B by Babs Tarr.

Unnatural #5 arrives in comic stores on Wednesday, December 5th. #6 is scheduled for Wednesday, January 2nd. For those looking to read the series in its trade paperback format, Unnatural, Volume One: Awakening is in comic stores and better retail bookstores now.

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New Comics Preview: Sugar: Volume 1

Here is something fresh from a recent news release from Image Comics and Top Cow; a preview for Sugar: Volume 1, arriving on bookshelves soon.

Writers Matt Hawkins and Jenni Cheung unite with artist Yishan Li for an original, new graphic novel companion to Sunstone and Swing in the romantic and sexy, Sugar: Volume 1, scheduled to be released soon in late July.

In Sugar, a couple embarks on a relationship that starts off as more of an arrangement, but ends with them falling in love—at a cost. Neither has ever done anything like this before, and the emotional swings they face threaten to undo what could be a perfect match.

Check out this sneak 6-page preview, provided by Image and Top Cow Studios:

 

Sugar: Volume 1 will arrive in comic stores on Wednesday, July 25th and bookstores on Tuesday, 31st.

The Secret Loves of Geeks comics anthology, set for early 2018

Dark Horse Comics recently announced its second installment of their illustrated prose and comics anthology The Secret Loves of Geek Girls with The Secret Loves of Geeks.

Editor Hope Nicholson returns to assemble a dazzling mix of prose, comics and illustrated stories from a variety of creators. Cartoonists and professional geeks tell the most intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring stories about love, sex, and dating; featuring creators of all genders, orientations, and cultural backgrounds.

The anthology includes work by Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale), Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy), Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind), Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn), Gabby Rivera (America), Hope Larson (Batgirl), Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home), Valentine de Landro (Bitch Planet), Marley Zarcone (Shade), Sfé R. Monster (Beyond: A queer comics anthology), Amy Chu (Wonder Woman), and more. Becky Cloonan (The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys) illustrates the gorgeous and “catastic” cover.

The Secret Loves of Geeks is set for release on Valentines Day, February 14, 2018.

Southern crime romance LOOSE ENDS series, in paperback this summer

“No one seemed to notice Sonny Gibson as he stepped back into The Hideaway, a dusty little honky-tonk nestled off the Carolina highway. But before the night was over, Sonny would be on the run—from the law, from criminals, and even from himself.”

Image Comics recently announced that its mini-series Loose Ends, will be released as a trade paperback volume, this July.

Loose Ends is a gritty, slow-cooked, Southern crime romance that follows a winding trail down Tobacco Road, through the war-torn streets of Baghdad, and into the bright lights and bloody gutters of South Florida. Creative credits involve Writer Jason Latour (Southern Bastards, Spider-Gwen), artist Chris Brunner (Southern Bastards, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight), and colorist Rico Renzi (Spider-Gwen, Squirrel Girl).

The Loose Ends collected trade paperback hits comic book stores Wednesday, July 5th and bookstores Tuesday, July 11th.