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Markosia Mailing #167

<<First Name>>, welcome to the one hundred and sixty 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.

Our editor in chief is currently very excited about the reopening of cinemas on Monday. He'd be even more excited if the Odeon website would let him book tickets to see Kong vs Godzilla...

Dave Evans RIP

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Dave Evans, known throughout the UK comic scene as ‘Bolt-01’. Dave was much loved and respected by all who came into contact with him. He worked tirelessly on several projects with us and never let us down, his lettering work was of the very highest calibre. He has left us far too soon and will be sorely missed by us all.

Contraband – OUT NOW!

Mainstream social media is DEAD!

Sick of state censorship, sponsored spam, cancel culture and inciter-banning, everyone who’s anyone is on the dark web.

And no one knows it better than Tucker Scott.

Rampant cyberbullying. Fake news trolling. Spying, voyeurism and privacy invasion. This is Contraband, the ruthless entrepreneurs’ digital underground – where profit-hungry mobs prowl city streets filming violent events to satisfy society’s demand for sensational content.

But when activists hack Contraband giving control to any influencer with the most followers, it’s complete chaos as everybody chases the money and fame of being number one!

“Behe’s dialogue brings a hip, hyper-real energy to his plot while Elliot’s deceptively plain artwork evokes a shabby world of compromised morals.”
The Financial Times

“As visionary as the technology Behe writes about.”
Broken Frontier

“The sci-fi thriller unfolds amidst vengeful relationships, insatiable desire, public outrage and mobiles that pack 1,000-volt electric nodes, pepper spray capability – Steve Jobs take note!”

Find out more at the official Contraband website!

Written by TJ Behe and illustrated by Phil Elliott, Contraband is out now and available to order from the link below!
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An Ancient Land: Genesis Of An Archaeologist – OUT NOW IN PAPERBACK!

David trained as a Middle Eastern archaeologist before joining a prestigious American excavation as a field surveyor at one of the great sites of the region. At that time he also encountered the magical atmosphere of the Holy City of Jerusalem. But this ancient land was a key part of the ‘Fertile Crescent’, where, with the beginnings of agriculture 10,000 years ago, urbanism began, leading to the birth of Western Civilization. David was determined to discover what it was about the climate, about the environment of the area which had promoted this earth-shattering change in humanity. He put together a multidisciplinary team of scientists and discovered the exciting truth behind the whole process, and at the same time he unexpectedly found his life-long love among the ruins and the Stone Age hunting camps here, getting married in the Old City of Jerusalem, and arranging to be smuggled across the border into Jordan for his honeymoon to show his bride the enchanted city of Petra. This book charts these events with great passion and, as always, with ‘laugh out loud’ humour. The book is a ‘must read’ for anyone interested in this part of the world, ancient or modern.

Written by David Price Williams and previously released in a hardback edition, An Ancient Land: Genesis Of An Archaeologist is out now in paperback and available to order in both hardback and paperback editions from the link below!
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Spotlight On Best Sellers: Death Hawk: The Complete Saga

Throughout 2021 we’ll be turning the spotlight on some of the top selling graphic novels from our extensive back catalogue, according to our good friends at DriveThruComics.

This week it’s the turn of Death Hawk: The Complete Saga.

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 with art by Adam Hughes, Rik Levins and Jeff Slemons, click the link below to order or download Death Hawk: The Complete Saga now!
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SAWE! #1 on DriveThruComics!

Out now from Markosia on DriveThruComics!

SAWE! #1

Guaçú is a young Guarani warrior from an indigenous tribe, in eastern amazon. He is cursed and doomed to die after combat with a monster possessed by a Yurupari that endangers the safety of his people. At some point, a messenger from the Marajoara tribe arrives with a request for help. It is the foreshadowing that dark times are to come, and the destinies of the tribes are as intertwined as twisted roots.

Written by Tom Gomes and illustrated by Ronilson Freire, click the link below to download SAWE! #1 on DriveThruComics now!
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Vanquished: Weird Princ{ess} #7 on DriveThruComics!

Out now from Markosia on DriveThruComics!

Vanquished: Weird Princ{ess} #7

Chapter 7 – The Ma’Pah have fallen back to the castle and Lord Stephens is climbing the wall! Facing certain death, Joshi orders Leah to retreat while he turns to fight the Alfainian Lord one on one. Scaling the dam using Nem’s gale bullets, Samil is reunited with Valorie. Marium makes an impossible choice to save Valenguard; King Valiant finally crosses swords with Alfen.

Written by Ben Smith and illustrated by Felicia Mars, click the link below to download Vanquished: Weird Princ{ess} #7 on DriveThruComics now!
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Jewelle: The Novice Witch - COMING SOON!

When Jewelle the Novice Witch is called before Head Mistress Loreena for breaking the Order of the Broom, she discovers Loreena only wants to confiscate her magical broom. With one special spell given to her by the Woodsman Bartholomew, Jewelle zaps Witch Hena, starting a rollercoaster adventure of magical proportions! Will Jewelle and her fellow student Witches and Warlocks be strong enough to battle the Coven as the Head Mistress plots to capture Jewelle’s broom?

Jewelle: The Novice Witch - coming soon from Markosia!
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