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HEAVY METAL: 'Chasing The Dragon' #1 is Available Now

 In Chasing the Dragon , New York Times Bestselling writer Denton J. Tipton and acclaimed painter menton3 explore a dark fantasy world ravaged by the rampant abuse of a drug made from the blood of dragons. When two young slaves discover a terrible secret that could change the course of the world, will a meek alchemist’s apprentice and a drug-addled concubine survive long outside their cages? For fans of Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad . CHASING THE DRAGON Writer: Denton J. Tiption  Artist: menton3 Publisher: Heavy Metal Release: Feb. 26, 2021  Order Here

KICKSTARTER SPOTLIGHT: 'Yumi: Spy Fatale, Baddie Royale' by Doug Wagner & Hoyt Silva

 Blood-soaked katanas, sentient Lamborghinis, and a soundtrack that can level city blocks. Yumi—the world’s greatest hacker, demolitions expert, and anti-spy—embarks on a globe-trotting mission of vengeance as she tracks down her kidnapped boyfriend, super-secret agent Richard.

The 136-page graphic novel YUMI: SPY FATALE, BADDIE ROYALE arrives from the feverish minds of writer Doug Wagner (Plastic, The Ride, Thomas River), artist Hoyt Silva (Last Stop, Mongrel), colorist Kevin Lennertz, letterer Frank Cvetovic, designer Sasha Head, editor Lisako Yamauchi, and publisher 12-Gauge Comics. Trailblazing a path of pulp spook fiction for a new generation, Yumi is a rush of pop culture adoration and hyper-kinetic brawls that resculpt the genre.

Launched today from publisher 12-Gauge Comics via Kickstarter, the OGN includes covers from Lois (Loish) van Baarl, Eliza Ivanova (3D artist on Pixar films including Coco and Inside Out), and Chris Brunner and Rico Renzi (Wolverine and the X-Men, Spider-Gwen, The Ride: Burning Desire).    


Yumi pays homage and respect to the massive contribution Ian Fleming gifted the literary world while bringing a modern flair to the genre,” Wagner explains. “Yumi may sound like a spy story, but it embraces so much more. Yumi is about how love can inspire a person to become more than they believed of themselves. It’s ridiculous and over the top. It’s a story of unconditional, all-consuming love filtered into an action blockbuster—Scott Pilgrim meets Kingsman, all wrapped in a sassy, heartwarming pancake.”

“So many explosions. So many countries. So many battle sequences. YUMI: SPY FATALE, BADDIE ROYALE is one of the most adrenaline-fueled projects of my career—Doug’s script crackles with momentum,” Silva explains. “It was an amazing challenge to match that sheer energy.”

The graphic novel is available in three softcovers editions with covers from Lois van Baarl, Eliza Ivanova, and Chris Brunner. Two limited edition hardcover editions feature art from Eliza Ivanova and Lois Van Baarl. The project is available on Kickstarter now until March 11, 2021.


Writer: Doug Wagner

Artist: Hoyt Silva

Colorist: Kevin Lennertz

Letterer: Frank Cvetkovik

Editor: Lisako Yamauchi

Designer: Sasha Head

Publisher: 12-Gauge Comics

From YUMI: SPY FATALE, BADDIE ROYALE by Doug Wagner, Hoyt Silva, Kevin Lennertz & Frank Cvetkovik