In the last issue, a reunion was quickly followed by deteriorating alliance between the Earthers and Kaylee’s group. With tensions running high, things looked like they could get complicated real quick. Unless cooler heads prevailed, that is.

Quick recap: With the Brittonic Arthur calling on all his knights to aid him in his battle against his Norman counterpart, both Duncan (“Percival”) and Rose (“Gawain”) were technically summoned to aid their king and their reluctance to do so wasn’t taken well. After depositing Rose’s parents with the rest of the group at the Grail Castle, it’s off with the merry trio of monster hunters to draw the attention away from the group for their safety. Too bad about the giant that showed up though…

Previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer:  While Buffy, Morgan, Kendra, and Willow attempted to recruit Scoobies from alternate worlds to their cause, Faith came to a very painful realization about her connection to Silas. If four Slayers aren’t equal to the task, will shoring up their ranks be enough to defeat their Biggest Bad yet?

Matt not only has to deal with the knowledge his technology might be killing people but learns from Pamela Wilton’s mother that her daughter had been raped by her employer. Upset over the news, both he and his bodyguard, Sean, are distracted when they are set upon by thugs and Matt is kidnapped. Sean returns to Regenerist and assembles a security team to find him. It’s a cat-and-mouse game as to whether they will be able to find him. Ava comes under scrutiny and resents it. Not surprising as she may be in love with him. With Regenerist in turmoil and Matt missing, will the company survive? And who took Matt and why? All good questions waiting to be answered.

Rebels! Imperials! X-Wings! Tie Fighters! Spies! Sith! Lighsabers! These are the things that await anyone who picks up IDW’s Star Wars Adventures #12. This issue has 2 stories - one set in the original trilogy era and one set during the Prequel/Clone Wars era.

As I dive into my pile of Kickstarter comics once again, I was particularly interested in checking out this one, as Gwynn Tavares is the artist. (Full disclosure: Gwynn is the artist for my own graphic novels, and I adore her work. So yes, I’m biased.) Dead End Moon, a supernatural western, follows the story of Maggie Dean, a bounty hunter who hunts paranormal creatures and doesn’t much care who gets in her way - even going as far as using a wanted criminal as bait; however, Maggie suffers from a spectral infection which allows her to see ghosts and other supernatural beings, but the affliction is slowly killing her. Nevertheless, that doesn’t stop her from searching for the illusive Seventh City of Gold, where the one called The Dead Man is holed up. Why she wants to find him remains a mystery in this issue.

Previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer:  Giles and Anya were casualties of Silas’ Lurkers. Buffy and the rest of the Scoobies were putting Operation Slayerverse into gear, while Faith learned a dark secret about her past… memories stolen from her by the Watchers’ Council experimentation.  

The creators behind the Nightmare Theater comic anthology recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their second installment, and they have been very generous to provide the Fanbase Press team with a preview of the haunting horror comics contained!

I decided to catch up on my Kickstarter reading this week. I had supported and read the first issue of Duplicant a while ago and really enjoyed it, but I hadn’t had the chance to get to the other four. Lucky for me, Karla Nappi’s current Kickstarter for issue #5 reminded me to go read it. But let’s start with issue #2.

Art is a complicated thing, especially when it comes to creating the next great masterpiece; however, that’s what Ace Kenyatta has been tasked with doing in the zone of Possibility, an infinite ocean of the influence of American culture and great works - lost to time. In order to continue their way into the next zone and to further their walk on the spiral of this shielded America, the team is counting on Ace to use his knowledge of Americana and the history of this new version of it to continue the legacy of American influence of the world through artistic works. As Ace works his creativity to get them along the path, another option is brought into play from someone who will either be an unlikely ally or a difficult enemy.

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