Soulfire #3, colored by Nei Ruffino, variant cover by Elizabeth Torque
Infected by the poisonous sickness plaguing her body, Grace’s dragon manifestation of fire and chaos devastates the city of Rome, while Malikai and friends come to grips with the harsh reality that something unthinkable must be done in order to stop her. Meanwhile, Sarin’s rule begins to strain under the weight of his own agenda-as his decisions lead to deadly results for those closest to him!
Green Lantern: New Guardians #13, colored by Nei Ruffino
“Rise of the Third Army!” Kyle Rayner arrives on Earth to heartbreaking news! The debut of the all-new Carol Ferris Star Sapphire!
Soulfire #2, colored by Nei Ruffino
Michael Turner’s epic fantasy adventure surges forward into a new era! Consumed by darkness in body and soul, Grace has become an agent of chaos and her journey of malevolence is only beginning. Can Malikai and his friends save their former protector before Sarin and his tech crew attempt to stop her with their own brand of justice? Or, have both groups bitten off more than they can handle? It’s a battle for survival with the entire fate of the world hanging in the balance as Dark Grace’s path of death and destruction continues! From veteran SOULFIRE scribe J.T. Krul, and featuring fan-favorite artist Michael DeBalfo along with fan favorite colorist Nei Ruffino, this is the SOULFIRE tale three volumes in the making! New and returning fans will NOT want to miss out as the biggest SOULFIRE story ever told continues right here!
Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends #19, covers by Nei Ruffino
Gina and Hank investigation into the local urban legend of the witches den brings them to a strange town on the outskirts of Salem. The town people refuse to speak about the abandoned house at the top of the hill although its history is well known. Once upon a time a witch of terrifying power dined on the flesh of those unfortunate to venture to her doorstep. Murdered by the townspeople’s her ghost supposedly still haunts the house to this day. Gina and Hank plan to disprove this legend but are in for a terrifying surprise when they both learn that the legends are true.
The Waking: Dream’s End #3, cover by Nei Ruffino
'5 out of 5 stars' - Major Spoilers The hit series that redefines the zombie genre continues… After her partner’s shocking death, Vanessa must continue the search for the the mysterious serial killer. But when the trail begins to heat up with clues leading to a possible suspect, Vanessa will quickly find that she may have bitten off more than she can chew.
Soulfire Vol. 4 #1 colored by Nei Ruffino
Michael Turner’s epic fantasy adventure surges forward into a new era! The Bearer of the Light, Malikai, is back—alive and well with his closest friends. The balance of magic has been restored to the world, but there are still signs of a coming chaos - one greater than anything ever seen before. The Master and his greatest teacher, Grace, has fought for the light and all that encompasses it her entire life, but when the darkness takes a hold of her in the process— the entire SOULFIRE universe will fall into jeopardy as Dark Grace emerges! From veteran SOULFIRE scribe J.T. Krul, and featuring the Aspen debut of ultra-exciting artist Michael DeBalfo along with fan favorite colorist Nei Ruffino, this is the SOULFIRE tale three volumes in the making! New and returning fans will NOT want to miss out as the biggest SOULFIRE story ever told premieres right here!
Green Lantern: New Guardians #8, colored by Nei Ruffino
Betrayed by Sinestro! Arkillo, the most loyal of all the yellow ring wielders, has returned to Korugar only to find the Sinestro Corps is no more! The members of the corps have been rounded up and executed, and the yellow power battery is gone—all at Sinestro’s command! Armed with the dwindling energy of a ring he can no longer recharge, it’s a race against time as Arkillo slaughters his way toward a desperate goal: the birth of a new type of yellow power ring!
Green Lantern: New Guardians #7, colored by Nei Ruffino
World breaker and sun killer: Invictus has come to remake us all into his vision of perfection— he just needs to burn everything in his path first. In the New Guardians’ most desperate hour, Red Lantern Bleez returns, but is even her rage a match for the wrath of a living god? All this and the origin of Invictus— and how it all ties back to Larfleeze!
Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths and Legends #9, covers by Fan Yang and Nei Ruffino
Market Monday: Light Week
I thought for sure Diamond screwed something up—and I’m still not ruling that out—because they list all of 70-odd books coming out this week. Some of those, however, are not included in the final count of lady-talent. Marvel’s “Must-Have” collections of the first three issues of given series, are counted as 2nd printings. However, I’d still like to point them out, in case you’re not reading them already!
- Daken: Dark Wolverine, co-written Marjorie Liu
- X-23: Killing Dream, written by Marjorie Liu
And this week’s previews!
Next up, I’ll be putting together the first round of votes for our Tournament Tuesdays tomorrow! Stay tuned!
This Week’s Comics by Ladies:
Hack/Slash: Trailers Part 2, includes work by Gail Simone and Nei Ruffino