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END OF AN ERA
After 16 years, we've closed our location at 533 College Street. From a small studio on the 4th floor that began with just four individuals wanting a space to work together in, to our move down to the 3rd floor and expanding up to 16 members, it’s been an exciting adventure. With our new space comes much change. A larger footprint, more members, street access and a gallery showroom. It’s the beginning of a whole new era. The transition hasn’t been smooth, but we’re working through it. But that’s another story. For today, we say goodbye to our first home and thank it for the great times it brought, the careers it helped flourish and the friendships made.

RAID TWO
As mentioned in an earlier newsletter - we’re super excitied to not only have Cameron Stewart back at RAID but’s also in this year’s RAID TWO anthology. Cameron is ressurecting and reworking a story he began a few years back titled NIRO. For those of you who remember it, you’ll know why we’re thrilled to see him premiering it in RAID TWO. For those unfamiliar, you’re in for a treat... 

ON THE SHELVES
X-MEN: BLUE VOL. 4: CRY HAVOK
Written by Cullen Bunn, Art by Marcus To and R.B. Silva, Cover by Jorge Molina

With the original five X-Men lost in space, Emma Frost, Havok, Bastion and Miss Sinister hatch their devious plans - and unleash Project: Mothervine! Meanwhile, Jimmy Hudson and Bloodstorm feel the wrath of Polaris - once again a victim of the body-stealing Malice! And with his mutant charges missing, Magneto mobilizes against his enemies. His first target: Sebastian Shaw! But Magneto will soon come face-to-face with Havok - with the fate of mutantkind hanging in the balance! The original five's absence means a new team of X-Men must take their place. But as the lethal Marauders strike, Magneto is forced to make a terrible decision - one that leads him ever closer to the darkness he has tried to put behind him! And some of the newest new X-Men might not make it out alive! 

Collecting X-MEN BLUE #23-28.
ACTION COMICS #1001 (MANAPUL COVER)
Written by Brian Michael Bendis, Art by Patrick Gleason Cover by Francis Manapul

Acclaimed writer Brian Michael Bendis' new chapter for the Man of Steel and the world of tomorrow begins here! The devastating repercussions from the Man of Steel miniseries still reverberate as Metropolis enters a new age! The Daily Planet teeters on the brink of disaster! A new criminal element has made its way onto the streets of Superman's hometown! The longest- running superhero comic of all time explodes off the page with art by fan favorite Patrick Gleason.
DISSENSION: WAR ETERNAL #1 (MANAPUL COVER)
Written by Jordan Gunderson, Christopher Fielder,

Art by Jordan Gunderson Cover by Francis Manapul

In the not so distant future...

The U.S. has spent several years embroiled in a conflict with the invading forces of China. In the war zone of the American Southwest, small bands of freedom fighters have formed to help guide refugees away from the destruction. Isabel Vasquez, known to her squad as "Delphi", has been leading rescue missions inside the combat zone for years. Escorting those displaced from the war has fueled her faith that she is making a difference. But now that faith is increasingly tested by reoccurring nightmares of a coming apocalypse. She fears the war is only the beginning of a great threat...one that promises to bring humanity to the brink of extinction!


 

LAST WEEK IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...
TOZO IS IN THE SPOTLIGHT FOR HIS WORK IN THE SHADOWS
SHADOWMAN #5
Written by Andy Diggle, Art by Doug Braithwaite, Cover by Tonci Zonjic
At last - the untold tale of Marius Boniface...the first Shadowman!

As slave catchers roam the scorched landscape in the closing days of the Civil War, there is little hope of escape...except in the shadows! Introducing Marius Boniface - first bearer of the Shadowman loa and Jack's great-great-great grandfather! Unstuck in time, Jack is about to come face-to-face with the first to bear his curse, and will finally learn the truth about the Shadowman legacy!
SHADOWMAN Vol. 1: FEAR OF THE DARK
Written by Andy Diggle, Cover by Tonci Zonjic

Shadowman storms to the forefront of the Valiant Universe - more powerful, more terrifying, and more relentless than ever before - in an adrenaline-fueled ongoing series from superstar writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One, The Losers) and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (Action Comics)!

Collecting SHADOWMAN (2018) #1-3

SCOTT HEPBURN IS COOL CALM AND COLLECTED!
SPIDER-MAN / DEADPOOL Vol. 6: WLMD
Written by Robbie Thompson, Art by Scott Hepburn and Chris Bachalo, Colours by Ian Herring, Cover by Dave Johnson.

Spidey and Deadpool face a team-up in two eras! In the present, they're plagued by DP doppelgangers - while in the future, Old Men Parker and Wilson have troubles of their own! These two timelines are about to collide, courtesy of Clonepool! Who is he, what is he, and where did he come from? And do two grumpy old heroes stand a chance of righting wrongs committed by their younger selves when they, too, are faced with dozens of Doppel-pools?  Plus: Who are the Fantastic Four of tomorrow? 



Collecting SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #29-33.
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