We Are Now Stocking TKO Studios Graphic Novels!

We are SUPER excited to announce that we are now able to stock books from the awesome indie publisher TKO Studios! They were originally founded in 2017 out of L.A. and have grown to the point where they are now distributing books to LCS’s (Local Comic Shops) all across the globe!

Check out their video below which details just what they do, then have a look at what books of theirs we got in our first delivery!

Fantasy

This gorgeous, multicultural fantasy adventure follows treasure hunter, Luvander, as she searches for gold and glory. As she dives into an epic journey along with a young prince, his stern bodyguard, and a plucky young dwarf, our heroes will discover a secret that will bring light to a world encroached upon by an ancient darkness.

“TKO Studios celebrates the return of SCALES & SCOUNDRELS – one of comic’s most beloved all-ages series – in new, just-released, revised and expanded definitive editions”

Written by acclaimed comics writer Sebastian Girner (​SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER!) and filled with lush, vibrant artwork by French comic artist and animator, Galaad.

SCALES & SCOUNDRELS BOOK 1: WHERE DRAGONS WANDER contains material previously collected in the Image Comics edition of Scales & Scoundrels Vol. 1 & 2, but with reworked artwork for this new TKO Studios release. Lu’s adventure continues in SCALES & SCOUNDRELS BOOK  2: THE FESTIVAL OF LIFE, with more than 250 pages of original content.

Vol. 2 should be arriving to our shop soon too!

Juni Ba’s new graphic novel Djeliya: A West African Fantasy Epic is a dazzling display of contemporary African cartooning and Africanfuturistic storytelling. 

Djeliya is the story of two humbled royal elites—Awa Kouyaté, a female Djeli, or griot/counselor to the king, and Mansour Keita, disgraced son of Kouyaté’s deposed sovereign—on a desperate mission to restore their kingdom, which was destroyed by a mysterious wizard in a tower.

Irresistibly complex and funny, Ba’s vividly illustrated tale combines African folklore, history, and mythology (including spirits and talking animals), with western sci-fi, visionary technology, and a crazy Africanized sense of humor straight out of Mad magazine (or maybe Evan Dorkin).

– Calvin Reid, Jun 16 2021

horror

Ex-con Noah returns to find his hometown of Redfork decayed by opioid abuse. But soon he discovers a more sinister and dangerous supernatural presence lurking in the coal mines below town…

From critically acclaimed creators Alex Paknadel (Giga) and Nil Vendrell (Shirtless Bear-Fighter!).

Here’s a quote from a review by Justin Munday:

Redfork is one of the most effective comics I’ve read this year. Not only is it a superb horror story, but it’s a thoughtful and empathetic examination of the lives of the impoverished working class and how they are taken advantage of by predators both supernatural and very real.

Alex Paknadel constructs his most brilliant script yet, weaving a terrifying and intimate tale of terror and woe. The art of penciller Nil Vendril and colorist Giulia Brusco composes a blackened environment that sets the story’s taut pacing while offering stellar character-focused visual narrative-work.

Redfork is without a doubt one of the best horror comics I’ve gotten to read.”

The rain brought something. Something that changed the men into something inhuman. To rescue their stranded daughter, two mothers must survive the hurricane and the horrors it unleashed. Can they work together long enough to save their only child?

Eve Of Extinction is set during the outbreak of a virus that specifically affects men. A band of women are forced together to try and survive the destruction, leading to compelling story that deals with motherhood and sisterhood.

2020 Bram Stoker Award Nominee for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel!

Stu is a private detective with one hell of a trick up his sleeve… and a monster under his skin. When the one person he cares about is murdered, Stu unleashes the beast he’s kept hidden inside and paints the town red.

From best-selling creators Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Salvatore Simeone and Szymon Kudranski (Batman: The Dark Night, The Punisher).

sci-fi

2020 Eisner Nominee for Best Limited Series!

From Eisner Award-winners Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) and Gabriel Walta (The Vision). 

Sentient takes place on the U.S.S. Montgomery, made up of settlers to a space colony leaving an Earth on the verge of being completely uninhabitable due to climate change. A terrorist attack by Separatists leaves every adult onboard dead, with only children under the age of 13 remaining. 

The only thing close to a parental figure left is Val, the ship’s AI which has to care for them independently while traveling through Black Zone, a part of space where it’s impossible to communicate with either their new home or their old one.

Sentient is one of the best comics I’ve read this year. Jeff Lemire and Gabriel are a match made in heaven and deliver a very human story starring a character who’s not human at all.”

– Matt O’Keefe @ Comicsbeat.com

When the unstoppable cosmic force of the Undoer threatens the existence of Earth itself, Demm, a disgraced government agent, must shake off a lifetime’s worth of regret to save himself and save us all.

From superstar creators Steve Orlando (Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter) and Ricardo López Ortiz (Deadpool, Hit-Girl: Colombia).

crime

From Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Punisher, The Boys) and Steve Epting (Velvet, Captain America).

In the cold winter of 1942, Soviet sniper Sara and her comrades fight against Nazi invaders. But as the fighting intensifies, can their squad survive? Inspired by true events.

Sara, in the end, is a comic that incorporates many aspects of the real war stories my family has shared with me throughout my lifetime. Stories about that include patriotism, heroes, and glory, as well as terror, uncertainty, and doubt. Sara is a rarity in that it blends all of those things organically into a single powerful tale.”

Jarred A. Lujan @ Comicsbookcase.com

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