The following Archaia digital comics are now available for download on comiXology!
(W) Joshua Dysart
(A) Bryan Froud, Alex Sheikman
The Great Conjunction is at hand in this dramatic second volume of Archaia and The Jim Henson Company’s trilogy of prequel graphic novels that tell the origin of the Dark Crystal. Aughra, the beloved guardian of Thra, has gone into hiding, while her son, Raunip, leads a team of emissaries to the Crystal Castle. There they will bear witness as the visiting Urskeks attempt to use the Conjunction to power their voyage home. But pain and mistrust fostered by the group leads to events that will corrupt the world to its very core and transform the Urskeks into two distinct races: the gentle urRu and the terrifying Skeksis. Brian Froud returns to oversee this crucial chapter that reveals the tragic events that caused the Bright Crystal to darken and shatter. Part two of a three-part graphic novel prequel series delving
(W) Andrew E. C. Gaska
(A) John Byrne, Miki, Gray Morrow, Joe Statton
In this pulse pounding issue of SPACE 1999 CLASSIC, The Commander and Mal are trapped in a life and death situation while they try to return to the Alpha after a fatal explosion. Later as the crew descends to the embattled and seemingly deserted planet of Xeron they get more than they bargained for while looking to resupply and end up in yet another situation where they must fight for their lives
The following Archaia digital comic will be available for download on the Comics Plus App this week!
(W) Ben Caldwell
(A) Ben Caldwell
The Dare Detectives find out the evil, thuggish pandas work for the crimelord, Mr. White, and have Uncle Chan to boot! After fighting to get him back, failing, and tearing Chinatown apart, it is revealed to them that there is a new crimelord in town…Madame Bleu…and she is using the services of the pandas, her monster pets, and the powers of freezing wind to get away with kidnapping Uncle Chan, as well as whatever else is up her sleeve.
(W) Thomas Siddell
(A) Thomas Siddell
Part 3! Orientation is the first in a series of books about Antimony Carver, a girl who attends school at gloomy Gunnerkrigg Court, and the people she meets, the strange things that happen, and the things she causes to happen as she and her new friend, Kat, unravel the mysteries of the Court. Antimony and Kat deal with the everyday adventures of growing up at a school that has robots running around along side body-snatching demons, forest gods, and the odd mythical creature.
(W) Fabien Vehlmann
(A) Gwen de Bonneval
Elijah is a “philosopher,” or policeman, in a society where humans enjoy immortal life by transferring their memories into clones called “echoes.” As a cop, Elijah investigates conflicts between humans and alien species that arise from cultural differences. In this strange society, Elijah’s friends must wait for permission to have children and others decide when they want to die and throw their own funerals. Elijah is not happy when a higher-up asks him to create an echo, an expensive choice, so that he can mediate a conflict between life on another planet.
(W) Brandon Thomas
(A) Lee Ferguson
Now available in this dimension, leading directly into the oversized, monumental 300th anniversary issue! In less than one year, a lifetime of heroism will come to a premature end; Miranda Mercury, the greatest adventurer in this or any other galaxy, will die. Her greatest adversary, Cyrus Vega, will succeed in causing her death where so many others have failed. So why have Miranda and her partner Jack Warning gone through so much trouble to secure the legendary Riddle of Rebel Ronin? It might have something to do with extra-dimensional terrorists and the secret auction of the Eighth Day. Or it just might be that Jack knows something he isn’t supposed to. Something that will change their relationship forever and endanger the legacy Miranda hopes to leave behind. Everything changes from this point forward – and in the next issue, it all changes again!”
(W) Brandon Thomas
(A) Lee Ferguson
Now available in this dimension, leading directly into the oversized, pulse-poundingly monumental 300th anniversary issue! Miranda Mercury’s great secret has been exposed to the person she cares for the most and everything is now different. But there’s no time for that, not when the fabled Glass Planet has only three hours to live! Billions of lives are in the hands of Jack Warning and Miranda Mercury but not all of them are meant to be saved. Who decides who lives and who dies and why? And what is Miranda Mercury going to do to them when she finds out?
(W) Royden Lepp
(A) Royden Lepp
Rust is a high-octane adventure set in the prairie lands of an unknown time. Life on the Taylor family farm was difficult enough before Jet Jones crashes into the barn, chased by a giant decommissioned war robot!
(W) Alex Alice
(A) Alex Alice
Siegfried, born of the love between a mortal man and a Valkyrie, is a young orphan being raised by Mime, one of the last of the dwarf-goblin Nibelungs, in a dark forest with only wolves for friends and family. While his foster parent only wants to live in peace and solitude, Siegfried yearns to discover who his real parents were and live amongst his own kind, not knowing that Odin, father of the Norse gods, has a destiny planned for him: to fight the dragon Fafnir, guardian of the Rheingold.
I’m Not a Plastic Bag
(W) Rachel Hope Allison
(A) Rachel Hope Allison
Based on the real-life occurrence of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an island of floating trash in a remote area of the Northern Pacific Ocean more than twice the size of Texas, I’m Not a Plastic Bag tells a moving story about loneliness, beauty, and humankind’s connection to our planet. Produced in conjunction with American Forests and the Global ReLeaf programs, Archaia will plant two trees for each tree used in the manufacturing of this book. Presented in partnership with JeffCorwinConnect, a global, ecological, educational and entertainment multimedia company launched by Jeff Corwin, the popular wildlife expert and nature conservationist. 88 pgs, FC