A Magical Lumberjanes? The Castoffs By Brian Smith, MK Reed And Molly Ostertag From Lion Forge

STL018912The Castoffs is a new comic book series from Lion Forge, written by Stuff Of Legend's creator Brian Smith with MK Reed and drawn by Molly Ostertag.

Is it me, or am I getting a "The Next Lumberjanes" vibe off this?

THE CASTOFFS #1

(W) Brian Smith, M. K. Reed (A/CA) Molly Ostertag

It's Mage against the Machine! Magic vs technology in Roar's newest mini-series. When three apprentice mages are sent to help a neighboring guild, they reignite a decades-old war with a robot army that has destroyed the world. Brian Smith, New York Times-bestselling author (Stuff of Legend), teams up with MK Reed (Americus) and artist Molly Ostertag (Strong Female Protagonist) on a thrilling new fantasy adventure!

Lion Forge has been stepping up with some exciting staff hires including Joe Illidge and Rich Johnson (no relation). This is a good sign of the direction the publisher may be heading. Here;s what else they ahve for October.

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CARE BEARS RAINBOW RIVER RESCUE GN
(W) Georgia Ball & Various (A) Melanie Gillman & Various (CA) Melanie Gillman
Come back to Care-a-Lot with the cuddly-soft Care Bears graphic novel! This group of huggable furry friends are on a caring mission to make happiness happen in our world and theirs, in a collection of fun-filled adventures of the heart.

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MADBALLS HC
(W) Brad McGinty (A) Brian Smith
You thought – no, hoped – those disgusting creepy heads from the '80s were gone forever, but boy, were you wrong! Screamin' Meemie, Bash Brain, Skullface, and the rest of the Madballs are back in this grosser-than-gross new adventure. And with stories by some of the world's most revolting artists, this book is packed with so much mayhem it's almost illegal in several states!

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MIAMI VICE TP
(W) Jonathan London (A) Carl Reed, Geanes Holland
A moment's peace has settled on the streets of Miami since vice cops Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs took down the drug kingpin known as Calderone. But a new cartel is moving in, and Miami Vice isn't taking any chances. The fast cars, hot nights, strong hearts, and ruthless bad guys are back in this blistering new episode of the legendary TV series!

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NIGHT TRAP TP
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) J.B. Bastos (CA) Phil Noto
When a group of college kids rent a lake house for the weekend, they're hoping for some relaxation and fun. Instead, they find an inescapable death trap! From one of the most critically acclaimed horror writers in comics comes a chilling tribute to the genre's most memorable slasher classics!

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THREE O CLOCK CLUB #3 (OF 4)
(W) Butch Hartman, Jordan Gorfinke (A/CA) Erez ZadokDisaster! The Club has lost all memory of their urgent daily mission. For the first time in Three O'Clock Club history, the school's anxiety-driven monstrosities may be loosed upon our world. The first original comic book from Butch Hartman (Fairly OddParents) and Jordan Gorfinkel (Birds of Prey) continues!

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VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER #4 (OF 4)
(W) Tim Hedrick, Mitch Iverson (A) Digital (CA) Kihyun RyuTeam Voltron's quest to save Coran's life gets extra-complicated when they have to face off against brain-sucking mushrooms, an ancient chess master, and a sphinx's riddles. Can Pidge lead Voltron through these tests of brains and brawn in one piece? A never-before-seen chapter of the epic animated series reboot!

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.