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Markosia Mailing #77

Welcome to the seventy seventh edition of our weekly email newsletter, Markosia Mailing. The quickest and easiest way to receive news about our books and graphic novels, as well as new and forthcoming releases.

We hope you're all enjoying the summer. Ian's dressing up as an orangutan tomorrow for a Cosplay Journal shoot. He just thought you'd like to know that...

Death Hawk: The Complete Saga – COMING SOON!

You can hire him, but you can’t buy him.

Except now in Death Hawk: The Complete Saga, which collects all of the classic comic stories about the 24th century salvage expert and his protosymbiotic partner, Cyke. This volume also features the brand-new, never-before printed final chapter of the saga!

Death Hawk and the beautiful but treacherous con-artist, Brigid O’Shaugnessy/Vanessa Bouvier find themselves unwilling allies as they engage in a star-spanning quest to discover the secrets of the ancient race known as the Skril and the only surviving relic of their culture – the mysterious Soulworm!

Along the way, they contend with hired killers, super-samurai, bloodthirsty chicken men and a whole planet of people genetically engineered to be perfect–as well as homicidal!

Death Hawk: The Complete Saga is created and written by best-selling SF writer Mark (James Axler) Ellis and showcases stunning artwork by Adam Hughes, Rik Levins and Jeff Slemons!

“Space opera? You bet! Rollicking adventure? You bet! Sleazy and gritty? Once again, you bet! Fun? In spades!!” – Amazing Heroes Magazine

Written by Mark Ellis and illustrated by Adam Hughes, Rik Levins & Jeff Slemons, Death Hawk: The Complete Saga will be out in hardback on the 16th of September and in paperback on the 14th of October and is available to pre-order from the link below now!
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Night Creatures – OUT NOW!

Enter a world steeped in the old-school horror comics of yesteryear with a modern twist; enter the world of Night Creatures. Collected here for the first time. All three issues of spine-tingling terror, written and rendered in full colour CGI glory.

Watch what happens when two legendary monsters collide. See the power of love gone sour bring a plush figure to life. Witness mystery and murder mix in the museum’s shadowy hallways. Or try exploring all three terrifying tomes…if you dare!

Written and illustrated by Mike Gagnon, Night Creatures is available to order from the link below now!
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Rugby Blood on DriveThruComics!

Out now from Markosia on DriveThruComics!

Rugby Blood

Professional Rugby League star and entrepreneur David King is thrust into a deadly game when his family is kidnapper and held to ransom. Pushed to the limit, King takes matters into his own hands and attempts to find his family and free them from their captors, will he succeed or will their fate be sealed?

“You Will Know Me”

The prequel to Rugby Blood tells the origin of David King and the secrets behind his life.

Written by Keith Mason and illustrated by Paul Roper, click the link below to download Rugby Blood on DriveThruComics now!
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Spotlight On: Stuff That Happened

Each week we’ll be turning the spotlight on one of the many quality graphic novels from our extensive back catalogue.

This week it’s the turn of Stuff That Happened.

This book is a collection of comic strips created between 2013 and 2014 by artist Vicky Stonebridge, who lives and works in the Scottish Highlands. At the time this series of unrelated anecdotes were originally created as occasional blog posts. They were designed to be drawing exercises, to entertain friends and later they became therapeutic, capturing funny or poignant “Stuff that Happened” as she went about her business as a fire-fighter, art tutor and community worker.

Vicky was travelling between her home in the wild, rural, West coast to Inverness for work and then to the sandy beaches of the East coast to spend time with the new man in her life, Andrew. Her constant companion was her dog Bruno. Both dog and mother of three were coming to terms with an empty nest and dealing with a range of anxieties and PTSD. For Bruno the answer was simple, to never leave Vicky’s side. Vicky had to worry about how to carve out a new life and new identity without other people to look after. But she didn’t have time to really come to terms with these changes, before a much bigger, more dramatic change forced itself into the narrative. She became seriously ill. This story covers the period of time when she became symptomatic with her illness, and was in and out of hospital for tests and emergency treatment.

Would she be able to work again? How would she survive financially? How ill was she? Would she be able to go back to fire fighting? It seems a person’s body can only undergo so much physical work and stress before something has to change, and this period in Vicky’s life was where change was forced upon her. It has taken her three years since this time to be able to finish the original pencilled roughs. When we are living in the moment, it is difficult to see the thread which binds events as they happen – we are too close to it. But with hindsight, this book is an honest and personal tale of a life changing illness, stress, worry and more importantly, the little moments in life that make it worth living no matter what stuff happens.

Written and illustrated by Vicky Stonebridge, click the links below to order or download Stuff That Happened now!
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