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Digital Comics Releases for November 14, 2012

The following titles are available today through comiXology!

(W) Jeremy Barlow
(A) Francisco Ruiz Velasco 

Arriving March 2013 as a full-length original graphic novel from Archaia Entertainment, HAWKEN: GENESIS will establish and explore the exciting world of Illal, the planet on which the Hawken video game takes place. Developed alongside the game’s Creative Director and lead conceptual designer, Khang Le (Project Offset, Flight) of Adhesive Games, HAWKEN: GENESIS will feature work from some of the top conceptual artists, comic illustrators, and painters in the industry, serving as both prequel and sourcebook to the epic warfare players will experience firsthand in the game. Readers of this OGN will be exposed to the vast mythology behind this visually stunning, post-apocalyptic world and the pivotal few individuals who determined its fate. The first exclusive comiXology preview, “Prelude to Ruin,” is written by Jeremy Barlow (Mass Effect, Star Wars) and illustrated by Francisco Ruiz Velasco (concept artist on Hellboy 2, Pacific Rim, and The Hobbit).

(W) Nicola Cuti, Andrew E.C. Gaska
(A) John Burns, Miki, Gray Morrow, Mike Noble

A carefully selected body of original SPACE: 1999 comics from the 1970s, SPACE: 1999- CLASSIC is a celebration of the series that not only looks back in retro nostalgia — but also forward to the future of this dynamic space epic. In “The Spirit of Kalax”, an alien spacecraft crash lands into Alpha, killing the ship’s pilot and several members of Alpha’s crew.  With his physical body destroyed, the alien’s will possesses another host in order to complete his heinous plans.  It’s up to Koenig and the rest of the crew to find out where he is before it’s too late! In “The Long Man”, a deadly Black Sun warps the team back to Earth…but with disastrous consequences.

(W/A) Royden Lepp

In an alternate reality, the dysfunctional Taylor family struggles to keep their small farm afloat after a devastating world war when a mysterious boy with a jet pack, Jet Jones, crashes into their barn, setting off a chain of events that forces them to re-evaluate what’s important to them. But Jet’s odd behavior causes youngest brother Oswald to suspect there is more to him than meets the eye!



SPERA Vol. 2, Part 5
(W) Josh Tierney
(A) Kyla Vanderklugt 

Exiled princesses Pira and Lono travel to the bustling city of Kotequog to avoid the clutches of Pira’s mother, the Evil Queen. Obtaining jobs as adventurers, the two best friends set out on a series of quests that land them in perhaps more excitement than they’d bargained for. Told in four chapters and a series of stand-alone shorts, each drawn by a different rising talent in comics, Spera: Volume 2 brings the same gorgeous artistry as its debut installment.