Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand takes a once-lost screenplay by Henson and turns this story he never got to tell into one of the most beautiful and mesmerizing graphic novels ever created. Tale of Sand follows scruffy everyman, Mac, who wakes up in an unfamiliar town, and is chased across the desert of the American Southwest by all manners of man and beast of unimaginable proportions.
Picking this up for your #LateNightReads is sure to give your subconscious something to play with while you sleep.
For fans of: art, surrealism
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comiXology Long Reads
↳Spera Vol. 1 by Josh Tierney (joshtierney)
Lono’s life as a princess consisted of sitting, reading, and dreaming—until the day Pira, princess of a neighboring kingdom, arrived with news of a waking nightmare! With the help of Pira’s best friend—a fire spirit in the form of a dog named Yonder—the princesses now find themselves in a race against evil. The goal: Spera, a magical realm of which the princesses had only ever heard the tallest tales. The prize: their very lives!
The best day of the week is back again! It’s #NewComicDay! Here’s some of the books we’re looking forward to reading most this week:
Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two #1 (of 5) - Dredd heads Californee way! As part of a judicial exchange program, Dredd is sent packing to Mega-City Two, a sprawling city covering 5,000 square miles of the Californian West Coast and centered in what was once known as Los Angeles, where he soon discovers that they do things differently there.
Batman (2011-) #27 - "Zero Year" reaches an all-important crossroads as Batman and Jim Gordon try to turn the lights back on in Gotham City. This issue leads directly into the final arc of Zero Year, which begins in our next issue!
The Walking Dead #120 - ALL OUT WAR continues!
All-New Invaders #1 - The KREE EMPIRE intends to conquer the universe using a weapon that will grant them an army of NORSE GODS.
Deadly Class #1 - Welcome to the most brutal high school on Earth, where the world’s top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft. At King’s Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn’t always metaphorical, nor is your fellow classmates’ poison.
Bad Ass #1 - If Kick-Ass and Deadpool had a baby, it would be Bad Ass! The only difference being that Dead End is a villain through and through with no intentions of serving anyone. What makes Dead End so great is his self-aware humor and biting sarcasm- the mark of a true evil genius. Hard to hate and even harder to kill, Dead End is an eloquent psychopath who fights for something better than justice: himself.
All-New X-Men #22.NOW - A jumping-on point for new readers! When alien races learn that Jean Grey, host of the destructive Phoenix Force, is back on earth, they do something about it. Now it’s up to the rest of the All-New X-Men and the Guardians of the Galaxy to save Jean Grey from twisted intergalactic justice!
Hactivist - Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are young, brilliant, and the co-founders of YourLife, a social networking company that has changed the way the world stays connected. In secret, these best friends are also “sve_Urs3lf,” the largest, white-hat hacking group on the planet, exposing information and sparking revolutions across the globe.
Check these out and all the other new releases available today on comiXology!
Kevin’s Picks of The Week (10/01/2013)
- Pick of The Week: The Witching Hour: An Anthology of supernatural shorts by some of today’s top creators? Sign me up!
- The Reason for Dragons #1: This coming of age tale is nothing short of a hidden-gem of a comic. All I can say is read it yourself and get ready for an adventure you will absolutely lose yourself in…in a good way.
- Shadowman #11: Not only is this a super fun Halloween tale, it’s a perfect jumping on point for new readers. If you’ve been wanting to check out the world of Shadowman, don’t miss this issue.
- Fantomex MAX #1: No holds-barred, sexy good times, and questionable French accents? I’m there, and after reading this debut issue you will be to, I mean what’s not to love about Fantomex?
Kevin’s Picks of The Week (9/25/2013)
Pick of the Week: Mouse Guard: Legends of The Guard Vol. 2 #3: This month’s tale features gorgeous artwork by Eric Canete and Charles Wilson III and follows the adventures of the first Mouse Generals. There is just something about it that makes it a fun read for fall. Grab some mulled wine and check it out.
Soho Dives, Soho Divas: Follow an award-winning comic artist’s decent into the underground world of London Burlesque. Every sketch tells a story, saucy, smokey and filled with suspense. An excellent addition to your art book collection.
Neozoic: Traders Gambit #2: The more we get to see of this prehistoric world, run by futuristic technology the more I want to get lost in it. This latest issue has been a long time coming, yet totally worth the wait.
Broke: A Graphic Novel cross between Kurt Vonnegut and a spilled bottle of ink for only $0.99! Pick up this fantastic title fresh from comiXology Submit today and you won’t have to go for BROKE on this week’s reading list.
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After reading this week’s new chapter of Spera we’re adding Sam Bosma to our “Don’t Miss at SPX" list.
Here is a Sneak Peek of Spera Vol.3 #5 from our friends at Archaia. If you love great art and story, you can’t go wrong with this Eisner-nominated series!