ABLAZE Dives Into Spring With New Graphic Novel Titles for April

New ABLAZE April releases kick off with the world-hopping, skull-crushing adventures of THE MIGHTY BARBARIANS, a new, ongoing series from the bestselling comics author, screenwriter, and novelist, Michael Moreci (Barbaric, The Plot, Wasted Space), with dynamic, detailed art by Giuseppe Cafaro (Suicide Squad, Red Sonja, Fathom).

Issue 1 includes main covers by Olivier Vatine, Francesco Tomaselli, Emanuele Gizzi, and Giuseppe Cafaro, as well as a special 1:100 retailer incentive cover featuring original art by Zoe Thorogood. The title will also carry a no-risk guarantee to retailers, with Covers A-D being returnable.

Next up is ELLE(S) VOL 2: THE ELLE-VERSE TP, continuing the tale of one girl with five personalities, and featuring brilliant, Pixar-esque art from Aveline Stokart, and an engaging story by Kid Toussaint that brings moments of real emotion, mystery, intrigue and humor together during the epic highs and lows of high school.

Also on tap is TRESE VOL 6: HIGH TIDE AT MIDNIGHT TP, the latest volume of the award-winning Filipino graphic novel series, on which the Netflix anime is based.  Plus, the advance solicitation of HEAVENLY DEMON REBORN! VOL 2…for fans of the bestselling Solo Leveling comes the story of a hero and his journey of revenge!

And don’t miss the latest additions to continuing ABLAZE comic book series for April including the latest issues of CHILDREN OF THE BLACK SUN (#4) & LOVECRAFT: UNKNOWN KADATH (#8).

Series details follow below:


THE MIGHTY BARBARIANS Issue 1, story by Michael Moreci, art by Giuseppe Cafaro · MSRP: $3.99 ·

On sale April 19th

They’re barbarians. They loot, they plunder, they conquer. That’s what they do, and they do it alone…until NOW!

When an unstoppable force starts consuming one world after another, sorceress Morgan Le Fey uses her magic to assemble a team of skull-cracking warriors who must somehow work together to save all of existence. There’s the young trickster Anansi, Viking shield maiden Birka, the shape shifting Nanook, and their leader, heir to a fallen kingdom and mightiest of warriors, KULL!

Though their alliance is uneasy, they will do whatever it takes to cut the heart right out of their mutual enemy, leaving a path of ruin through everything and everyone that stands in their way!

Before The Avengers, The Justice League, The X-Men, before it all…stood The Mighty Barbarians! 


ELLE(S) Vol. 2: THE ELLE-VERSE TP, story by Kid Touissant, art by Aveline Stokart · MSRP: $10.99 · 104 Pages · ISBN: 978-1-68497-128-2 ·

On sale April 12th

After a family tragedy and a startling discovery, Elle will be forced to face down her greatest enemy: herself. Elle, the high school student with as many personalities as she has hair colors, finds herself trapped in her subconscious mind following a double psychological shock. That leaves her to navigate the hidden worlds of her various personalities in search of an escape route, while Blue—a sociable version of herself with a tendency to lie, cheat, and steal—takes full control over Elle’s life in the real world. Her friends start to suspect something isn’t right… but can they find a way to free Elle from Blue’s bonds?


TRESE Vol. 6: HIGH TIDE AT MIDNIGHT TP, story by Budjette Tan, art by Kajo Baldisimo · MSRP: $16.99 · 152 Pages ·

ISBN: 978-1-68497-129-9 · On sale April 12th

Monsoon season has arrived in Manila. Predators that used to hunt sailors in the open sea have found their way into the flooded streets of the city. The unceasing rain muffles the screams of the victims being pulled down into the murky waters.

In places too high to be reached by the flood, the party continues for the privileged, who indulge in a new designer drug which grants them the supernatural abilities of enkanto and aswang.

These are the murders and mysteries Alexandra Trese needs to solve as the tide continue to rise at the stroke of midnight.

HEAVENLY DEMON REBORN! VOL 2 TP, story by O’Emperor , art by Gom-Guk  · MSRP: $19.99 · 300 Pages ·

ISBN: 978-1-68497-138-1 · Advance solicit for May 17th on sale

Reborn as the lowliest member of the Heavenly Demon cult, Unseong embraces the ancient techniques and secrets they teach him to increase his abilities. Rising from the most likely to die in training to the leader of an elite squad, the members of the cult find that Unseong far surpasses anyone’s expectations, challenging even the cult’s leaders’ levels of power. And while he plans to use those powers to avenge his murdered master, Unseong may not be able to protect himself from the dangers of the demonic arts.


New April 2023 issues for continuing ABLAZE titles:    

CHILDREN OF THE BLACK SUN Issue 4, story by Dario Sicchio, art by Letizia Cadonici · MSRP: $3.99 · On sale April 12th

Is it fear or another impending black sun that has turned the town into a murderous mob? The children go into hiding with the hopes another dark dawn will come and save them, but the astrological event could spell doom for everyone.

LOVECRAFT: UNKNOWN KADATH Issue 8, story by Florentino Flórez, H.P. Lovecraft, art by Guillermo Sanna & Jacques Salomon · MSRP: $3.99 · On sale April 26th

The Dreamer Randolph Carter’s quest comes to an epic conclusion when he meets one of the gods face to face. Will this encounter lead him to the place he has seen in his dreams, or back to the waking world? Will he live the rest of his days in a magical place beyond human comprehension, or lose it all back in his old life?

As a bonus, also includes the original prose story!

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