The following Archaia digital comics are now available for download on comiXology! (Digital First refers to titles that are available first as digital comics before the print version is released.)
Spera Vol. 3 #1
(W) Josh Tierney
(A) Michael Dialynas
Pira, Lono, Adel, Chobo, and Yonder venture through a forest teaming with monstrous insects in search of the lost Treasure of the Waterfall. However, they may discover that not all monsters are as scary as they seem…and some humans may be more monsterous than they could possibly imagine!
Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 #1
(W) Ben Caldwell, David Petersen, Stan Sakai, Nick Tapalansky
(A) Ben Caldwell, David Petersen, Stan Sakai, Alex Eckman-Lawn
The 2011 Eisner Award winner for best anthology is back with a second volume! In the mouse tavern the June Alley Inn, a new round of storytelling begins between the patrons. Their goal is to be declared the best story of the night in hopes of having their outstanding debt to the barmaid forgiven. Legends of the Guard continues the tradition of featuring handpicked artists and storytellers by series creator David Petersen. This issue features Stan Sakai (Usagi Yokimbo), Ben Caldwell (The Dare Detectives!), and the Awakening team of Nick Tapalansky and Alex Eckman-Lawn!
(W) Sergio Toppi
(A) Sergio Toppi
Collects Sharaz-De #1-6: A set of tales inspired by the Arabian Nights by European comics master Sergio Toppi, exploring a barbaric society where the supernatural is the only remedy to injustice, as Sharaz-De, captive to a cruel and despotic king, must each night spin tales to entertain her master and save her head from the executioner. Tales filled with evil spirits, treasures, risk, and danger, but with ever at their center the passions of gods and men. Translated from the original French publication.
The following Archaia digital comics will be available for download on the Comics Plus Appthis week!
Cursed Pirate Girl #3
(W) Jeremy Bastian
(A) Jeremy Bastian
The cursed pirate girl explodes food in the captain’s face after befriending the cook. She is given a map by him for the other pirate ships before receiving a key from the parrot and walking the plank. The next pirate ship features dragons and she happens upon a man who sings of her and her father, now supposedly dead. The tale warns, though, that this is not the end.
(W) Nate Cosby
(A) Chris Eliopoulos
Boyd gives his father up for the bounty but has to remain in Hogswallow Creek for the night before he can pick up his earnings. Boyd is about to get some rest when he finds three boys attacking someone in the dark, time for Boyd to dish out his version of justice.
(W) S.M. Vidaurri
(A) S.M. Vidaurri
After the explosion Patricia and James end up in a home for other children when Patricia quickly friend Konstantin. James tries to separate them but Patricia does not like how her older brother is doing things. Engel comes for James, hoping Hardin’s son will have the answers he is looking for.
(W) Sergio Toppi
(A) Sergio Toppi
Sharaz-De has survived the night, and King Shahriyar is eager for more stories. In this installment, Sharaz-De tells him the tale of an ill king who will stop at nothing to find a cure. An old wise man visits the king, claiming he knows the cure, but the king must follow his outlandish orders exactly. Sharaz-De then tells the story of a poor mountain man who stumbles upon a genie in a sealed urn. Though the king is delighted with these tales, how long can Sharaz-De stay alive?