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J.N. Monk - 2019
    When Jo, a headstrong maintenance technician, makes an error that destabilizes her planet's core, she only knows one way to fix things: leaving her underground home for a trip to the planet's dangerous, unruly surface. Soon she's wandering through deserts, riding on the back of giant beasts, and cutting deals with con artists and bounty hunters. Meanwhile, agents of the core are in hot pursuit. J. N. Monk and Harry Bogosian (co-creators of the web-comic StarHammer) present a wild outer-space fantasy about fixing your mistakes and the friends you meet along the way.

Mass Effect: Incursion


Mac Walters - 2010
    Mass Effect: Incursion is an eight-page mini-comic that follows Aria T'Loak's encounter with the Collectors one week prior to the opening events of Mass Effect 2.

Missile Mouse: Book 2


Jake Parker - 2011
    But things get dicey when Bognarsh hires the Blazing Bat to take Missile Mouse out before he can shut the operation down.

Star Wars, Vol. 1: The Destiny Path


Charles Soule - 2020
    I am your father." In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet... scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo... lost to the bounty hunter Boba Fett after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud City and bested in a vicious lightsaber duel against the evil Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker...learned the horrible truth about his past. Vader did not kill Luke's father, Anakin – Vader is Luke's father! Now, after narrowly escaping the dark lord's clutches, and wounded and reeling from the revelation, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, the Wookiee Chewbacca and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 must fight their way back to the Rebel Alliance – for the fate of the entire galaxy is at stake! After so many losses, is victory still possible? But, what Leia, Luke and their ragtag band of freedom fighters do not realize is that they have only traded one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Zahra, at the helm of the Tarkin's Will! Writer Charles Soule (DARTH VADER) and artist Jesús Saiz (DOCTOR STRANGE) are taking us all to the galaxy far, far away! COLLECTING: STAR WARS (2020) 1-6

Space Dumplins


Craig Thompson - 2015
    So when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can't just sit around and do nothing. To get him back, Violet throws caution to the stars and sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. But space is vast and dangerous, and she soon discovers that her dad is in big, BIG trouble. With her father's life on the line, nothing is going to stop Violet from trying to rescue him and keep her family together.Visionary graphic novel creator Craig Thompson brings all of his wit, warmth, and humor to create a brilliantly drawn story for all ages. Set in a distant yet familiar future, Space Dumplins weaves themes of family, friendship, and loyalty into a grand space adventure filled with quirky aliens, awesome spaceships, and sharp commentary on our environmentally challenged world.

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin


Tim Siedell - 2013
    Now the man who enlisted them has hired a ninth assassin, this one more deadly than all the others combined. At the same time, a different threat to the Galactic Empire has made itself known. Darth Vader will follow the threat to its source and encounter an ancient, evil people, with a dark prophecy and a powerful weapon. All the while, the ninth assassin lurks, waiting for the perfect moment to strike!

Sea of Stars, Vol. 1: Lost in the Wild Heavens


Jason Aaron - 2020
    So when recently-widowed Gil gets a long-haul gig across the universe, he figures it's safe enough to bring his young son Kadyn along for the ride - that is until their 'big rig' gets bitten in half by a gigantic Space Leviathan! Now separated from his young son - with a breached suit that's venting oxygen at an alarming rate - Gil must defy the odds and stay alive long enough to rescue Kadyn.Meanwhile, Kadyn seems to be getting all the help he needs from a talking Space Monkey riding a Space Dolphin... or maybe it's the strange powers he's suddenly manifesting?From the writing duo of Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards, Thor) and Dennis Hopeless (Cloak & Dagger, Vader: Dark Visions), with dazzling art by Stephen Green (Hellboy & the BPRD) and cosmic colors by Rico Renzi (SpiderGwen) comes a brand-new science fiction series, with all the scope and heart of the The Never Ending Story crossed with imaginative weirdness of Miyazaki - an intense, galaxy-spanning adventure that's suitable for fans of all ages!Collects Sea of Stars #1-5.

Rocket Raccoon: Grounded


Matthew Rosenberg - 2017
    The how doesn't matter...nor does the who or what that gets in his way...he's gotta get off this mudball. Now! But that's easier said than done... COLLECTING: ROCKET RACCOON (2016) 1-5 GROUNDED

School for Extraterrestrial Girls #1: Girl on Fire


Jeremy Whitley - 2020
    Rule #1: No friends her own age. Rule #2: keep her bracelet on, or else. But when she breaks her routine—and then loses her bracelet—she’s in trouble. Now outed as an extraterrestrial after wielding fire and losing her humanoid form, Tara is captured by the government. She’s given two options: get shipped far away where she won’t be a danger to anyone or stay on Earth and join a school for other extraterrestrial girls like her. Things at the school aren’t easy—especially for the girl whose only friends were textbooks. But Tara’s goal to learn how to control her powers is soon sidelined by the discovery that the people she’s called Mom and Dad all these years aren’t her parents. With her not-parents still out there, Tara must rely on others for the first time to figure out who she really is before she’s kidnapped a second time.

Ivar, Timewalker, Volume 1: Making History


Fred Van Lente - 2015
    A thousand meters underground inside the Large Hadron Collider, researcher Neela Sethi is about to discover time travel – and jeopardize her life in the process. But she doesn’t know that yet. Ten minutes from now, every deadbeat chrononaut, wannabe conqueror, and misguided protector of the timestream will be banging down her door. Good thing that the legendary Ivar, Timewalker, got there first… right? Now it’s down to history’s most jaded, most tempestuous time traveler to stop the worst of everything that is, was, and will be… before time runs out!New York Times best-selling creators Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong, Amazing Spider-Man) and Clayton Henry (Harbinger, Incredible Hercules) begin a clock-stopping odyssey into the distant past, far future, and every moment in between right here with the first volume of Valiant’s latest epic – intro-priced at just $9.99 for new readers!Collecting: Ivar, Timewalker 1-4

Star Wars: Vader's Quest


Darko Macan - 1999
    After Darth Vader's narrow escape from the destruction of the Death Star, the Dark Lord is consumed with a desire to find the Force-strong young pilot who fired the fatal shot. For Luke Skywalker represents the heart and soul of the Alliance, and perhaps, for Vader, he represents much, much more. The book's first printing features a foil-stamped logo and special bonus fold-out poster by Gibbons and Angus McKie.

Halo: Tales from Slipspace


Frank O'Connor - 2016
    Suit up and deploy into the electrifying universe of Halo® with this original comics anthology from Dark Horse!Praise for Halo: Escalation (previous Dark Horse comics series): “This series has been a must-read for all Halo fans.”—Gaming Canon“This comic is a successful comic book adaptation, not just a comic inspired by the games.”—Adventures In Poor Taste“Writer Duffy Boudreau seems to have a knack for writing stories that are fast paced and entertaining.”—We The Nerdy

Ocean/Orbiter


Warren Ellis - 2015
    And within those cold waters could rest the key to life on Earth -- and quite possibly its extinction!It's the job of U.N. weapons inspector Nathan Kane to learn what sort of beings lie under the icy dome. But he's about to encounter resistance of the violent kind from the staff manning Earth's outpost on Europa -- and he'll like what happens even less when the long-slumbering aliens begin to awaken!In Orbiter, a space shuttle crash lands on Earth after being missing for a decade, it unlocks a mystery that will unfold deep in outer space. Can a team of three specialists cheated out of their dream of spaceflight discover the nature of this bizarre space-borne anomaly?

The Glorkian Warrior Eats Adventure Pie


James Kochalka - 2015
    You were doing so well! You almost had that rampaging space snake under control -- when Buster Glark, your villainous rival in the Glorkian Corps, showed up to make fun of you! He laughed so hard at your misfortune that he gave himself the hiccups. And that was just on the first page of this book. Things are only going to get worse from here, Glorkian Warrior. But we promise there will be plenty of pie at the end.

Prometheus: Fire and Stone


Paul Tobin - 2015
    Now a new team of explorers seeks to uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of the original mission, but possibly their own damnation. This is the first volume of Prometheus in a blockbuster crossover event featuring Aliens, Predator, and Prometheus!