Here’s a little preview of the three comics on sale next week from Archaia. All three of these books look absolutely gorgeous and I would tell your local comic shop to add them to your pull list. Click on the preview pages below to see them in their full-size glory!

(W/A) Mark Smylie

As I Lay Dying. Stabbed and poisoned, Artesia hovers on death’s door while ghosts and spirits debate when she will die and King Euwen presses his assault on the city of Abenton and the palisades of the Daradjan camp. After a long (involuntary) hiatus, the saga of Artesia returns.

Full Color 32 pages $3.95 Mature Readers (series contains Strong Sexual Content, Nudity, Graphic Violence and Adult Content)

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(W) Alex Sheikman and David Moran (A) Alex Sheikman (Col) Joel Chua

Special double-size issue relaunching the new Robotika series, combining the previously published issue 1 with the all-new issue 2! When all you’re after is A Few Rubles More, nothing but trouble awaits. Hallucinogenic tadpoles, Black Legion mercenaries, Beppe the Gangster, the Queen, Digital Djhitis and the Three Yojimbos caught in the middle of two rival gangs and a drug deal gone very bad. Now, just when his fighting skills are needed the most, Niko is confronted with his equal and maybe his “even better” – the enigmatic Mister Saint Just! Plus, a Robotika back-up tale “Once Upon A Time…” by David Moran, Brian Churilla (Dark Horse Presents, The Engineer: Konstrukt) and Jeremy Shepherd (The Engineer: Konstrukt).

Full Color 64 pages $4.99 Mature Readers (series contains Adult Content and Graphic Violence)

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(W) Matz (A) Luc Jacamon

A Deadly Soul, Part One. A professional. A man of few scruples, nerves of steel, and a steady trigger finger. A man whose crimes might be catching up with him. A man on the verge of cracking. Archaia presents THE KILLER, a hardboiled noir series chronicling one man’s journey through some seriously bad mojo. In this issue: The Killer’s never as deadly as when he is in danger. The survival instinct that guides him drags him through the darkest corners of his soul. Safety and revenge are irreconcilable, and the time has come to choose!

Full Color 32 pages $3.95 Mature Readers (series contains Nudity, Graphic Violence and Adult Content)