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Comics Haul Week Of 5.25.22

Hey gang, normally I’d prepare a whole thing about the comics I was super hype for this week, but given the events of this Tuesday that seems like it would be in poor taste and also I, like every single American, am so tired and furious and heartsick and weary, and frankly me ol’ fun-tank is a-sputterin’ empty right now.

Here’s what I received and had already written up the frame of a listicle for; maybe some of them would be something nice to enjoy and find a few moments of peace in a world that demands you present your soul to be shredded when you open your eyes in the morning.

(Brief note: As of this writing The Well isn’t downloading on literally any device to which I have access, not iPad nor iPhone Comixology or Kindle apps, not computer nor Kindle nor web-based Kindle or Comixology client; the photo below looks like garbage because I couldn’t even open a sample of it to get a screenshot of the cover and had to blow up the product-page image. I’ve reached out to the publisher to see about getting a new version of the file sent out because I can’t be the only one having this problem, but it’s not working yet, so I can’t in good conscience actively recommend it, but if The Well piques your interest maybe invest in a physical copy or leave that bad boi on your wishlist for now.)


Two figures, presumably the Hardy Boys, stand before a grave marker reading Here Lies Nancy Drew, their shadows cast before them and merge to form an outline that one presumes is Nancy Drew
The Death Of Nancy Drew: A Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys Noir, by Anthony Del Col And Joe Eisma

“Teen detectives Frank and Joe Hardy have investigated many crimes in their lives, but nothing that hits this close to home. Their best friend died mysteriously after taking down a major crime organization. They must put together the clues to uncover the truth about this shocking crime, but the clues lead them to a stunningly unexpected direction!
Includes issues #1-6 of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew.”


An elf-girl--refreshingly fully-clothed--sits smiling, looking to the distance on a grassy hillside.
In The Land Of Leadale, Vol. 1, Art by Daisho Tsukimi, Original Story By Ceez, Character Design By Tenmaso, And Composition By Ryo Suzukaze

“When Keina Kagami’s life support accidentally gets cut off, she suddenly finds herself in the body of the high elf Cayna, her avatar in the VRMMORPG known as Leadale. But two hundred years seem to have passed from when she last logged in, and as she seizes this second chance at life in a world both familiar and strange, she’ll have to figure out for herself just how much has changed in all that time…


Five people of various genders, ages and ethnicities stare at you, pointing wands. They don't look happy.
The Magic Order, Book Two, By Mark Millar And Stuart Immonen

A magical turf war like you’ve never seen before! The London chapter of the Magic Order has entered the scene, and these tough Guy Ritchie-style gangsters have a problem with the Eastern European Warlocks moving into their territory. Can new leader Cordelia Moonstone keep the peace?
The highly anticipated sequel to the smash-hit first volume by MARK MILLAR and OLIVIER COIPEL. This new arc is drawn by the peerless STUART IMMONEN (Empress, Star Wars, New Avengers) and is just as massive and captivating as the first!
Collects THE MAGIC ORDER 2 #1-6


Okay I honestly can't tell what's happening in this cover, there's just a lot of red and blue and the title, sorry
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead, Book Two: The Stealer, By RJ Ewing And Simone De Meo

NO ONE ESCAPES THE GODS.
Fifty years have passed since Captain Malik and the crew of the Vihaan II embarked on their fateful mission — and the universe has changed in ways no one ever expected.
Jason Hauer, one of the fated Vihaan II crew, is now 71 years old and living a life on the razor’s edge between the Harvesters and the Worshippers. But as these rival religious factions clash throughout the galaxy, Jason finds himself thrown into the center of the chaos and forced to confront his tortured past.
But the only people who can help Jason have their own secret agenda — one that may bring him face to face with Captain Malik in ways beyond comprehension…
Collects We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #6-10.


A young figure with long hair and a cape holds an axe and is about to abscond out a window, but looks back at us with one eye, a coy smile on their face
The Well, By Jake Wyatt And Choo

A fantasy graphic novel about Lizzy, a girl who gets cursed by a wishing well, and her adventure to grant three wishes in order to break free.
Li-Zhen’s life on the archipelago is simple. Known to friends and family as Lizzy, she takes care of her grandfather and their goats, she flirts with the woman who helps row the ferry, and she stays away from the fog that comes in the night—and the monsters hiding within it.
But Lizzy’s life comes apart when she steals a handful of coins from a sacred well to cover a debt. The well requires repayment, but it doesn’t deal in coins. It needs wishes, and its minions will drown Lizzy in its depths if she doesn’t grant them. Lizzy finds herself on a quest to uncover hidden memories, bestow great wealth, and face the magical secrets that nearly destroyed her family—and are now returning to threaten everything she has ever known.
In this breathtaking graphic novel, Jake Wyatt and Choo have created a modern fable based on magic and family secrets, exploring the power—and limits—of wishes.


'Witch Watch' at the top, an intense-looking young man holding a coffee mug with a smiling horned blob-creature, under which reads 'onions'; presumably this is a reference to Shrek, since I remember the young man to be an ogre; honestly there's a lot going on here, it's a busy cover
Witch Watch, Vol. 2: A Friendly Scrum, Story and Art By Kenta Shinohara

Morihito receives a new prophecy, one that points to “dogs and raindrops” as the harbingers of disaster for Nico. Morihito makes sure to be extra alert on rainy days, but when he and Nico go shopping one rainy afternoon, they’re attacked by a stranger wearing a dog mask! And apparently it’s someone Nico already knows, and he’s her friend?! But that isn’t the only hurdle the pair faces, as Nico is soon caught in an unknown magic user’s trap and whisked away! Who are these mysterious figures who are after Nico, and what do they want with her?


So that’s what the comics-man brought me in his glowing van and fancy furry pants; what’d you all get? Sound off in the comments, and have a great week!

-The Bageler


we’ve been out here walking that hard line

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