Ablaze Launches Space Pirate: Captain Harlock In June 2021 Solicits

Ablaze have a new title, Space Pirate: Captain Harlock for Free Comic Book Day in August, but the series will be launching from Ablaze in June from Leiji Matsumoto and  Jerome Alquie. 

 

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(W) Jerome Alquie, Leiji Matsumoto (A/CA) Jerome Alquie
Preview the forthcoming full color, original "Space Pirate Captain Harlock" series from ABLAZE, personally overseen by the legendary Leiji Matsumoto!In this brand-new Captain Harlock adventure, planet Earth is threatened by an upcoming invasion by the Sylvidres and despite being banished as a pirate, Captain Harlock won't give up trying to save the world. Will Captain Harlock and his crew manage to solve this mystery and save the Earth from yet another menace?Also includes teasers for 3 highly anticipated upcoming manga/manhwa releases from ABLAZE, including The Breaker Vol 1 omnibus (critically acclaimed martial arts manhwa), Versus Fighting Story Vol 1 (Capcom e-sports shonen manga) and Crueler Than Dead Vol 1 (zombie horror seinen manga).Â

Preview Material
Rating: Mature
In Shops: Jul 21, 2021
SRP: PI

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(W) Leiji Matsumoto, Jerome Alquie (A) Jerome Alquie (CA) Derrick Chew
From the legendary Leiji Matsumoto, along with Jerome Alquie, comes an epic new story!Set within the timeline of the original series, this brand-new Captain Harlock adventure marks the beginning of a new story arc. Planet Earth is threatened by an upcoming invasion by the Sylvidres and despite being banished as a pirate, Captain Harlock won't give up trying to save the world. This time, the source of danger comes directly from Earth, not outer space. A team of scientists discovers a Sylvidres mausoleum where they find information about terrifying genetic manipulations and a destructive power capable of either providing the Sylvidres with immortality or putting an end to their civilization. The unprecedented cold spell hitting Earth might only be a taste of what this new enemy has in store…

Will Captain Harlock and his crew manage to solve this mystery and save the Earth from yet another menace?
In Shops: Jun 09, 2021
SRP: $3.99

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(W) Leiji Matsumoto, Jerome Alquie (A) Jerome Alquie (CA) Miguel Mercado
From the legendary Leiji Matsumoto, along with Jerome Alquie, comes an epic new story!Set within the timeline of the original series, this brand-new Captain Harlock adventure marks the beginning of a new story arc. Planet Earth is threatened by an upcoming invasion by the Sylvidres and despite being banished as a pirate, Captain Harlock won't give up trying to save the world. This time, the source of danger comes directly from Earth, not outer space. A team of scientists discovers a Sylvidres mausoleum where they find information about terrifying genetic manipulations and a destructive power capable of either providing the Sylvidres with immortality or putting an end to their civilization. The unprecedented cold spell hitting Earth might only be a taste of what this new enemy has in store…

Will Captain Harlock and his crew manage to solve this mystery and save the Earth from yet another menace?
In Shops: Jun 09, 2021
SRP: $3.99

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(W) Jeon Geuk-Jin (A/CA) Kamaro
The story of The Breaker follows Si-Woon Yi, a timid high school student who becomes the disciple of Chun-Woo Han, a martial artist who is an enemy to the secret martial arts society known as the Murim. However, Shi-Woon is na ve and unaware of his master's shady past and the unseen underbelly of the society. How will Chun-Woo manage to teach Si-Woon and help him survive in the world of the Murim?

Originally published in Korean, The Breaker has had international success in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Poland and more…and now ABLAZE is happy to bring the title to English language readers worldwide. Praised not only for its thrilling artwork depicting amazing martial arts action, but also gripping storyline.Ranked #4 on the 10 Best Manhwa of the Decade (According to MyAnimeList.com) THE BREAKER OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 is 400 pages of intense story and art!Â
In Shops: Jun 30, 2021
SRP: $19.99

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From Japan to the USA, the e-sport phenomenon continues to grow!

The first manga dedicated to the world of e-sports competition!

Max Volta, leader of a team of professional players, launches an assault on the Capcom Pro Tour, one of the major international competitions for Street Fighter V. Everything does not happen as expected for the arrogant and overconfident Max…even after being named top pick to win the tournament, he suffers a crushing defeat. Max takes it out on his friends, which leads to his sponsors pulling out. He is afraid his career is over. But then the mysterious Inés offers to return to the basics of "VS fighting" and put together a team capable of beating the Japanese god of fighting games…which will cause a storm in the world of professional gaming.

Whether you're a beginner or a combat game specialist, you'll enjoy taking a dive into the heart of the competition in this humorous adventure and its gallery of colorful characters!

Officially endorsed by Capcom and the fighting game community, featuring genuine Street Fighter characters, and produced in the vein of the best sports sh nen, discover the e-sports spirit, as you have never seen it before.
In Shops: Aug 18, 2021
SRP: $12.99

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(W) Kachou Hashimoto (A/CA) Kachou Hashimoto
It's the year 2125, and a strange plague called "Cagaster" appears. One-in-a-thousand people is infected by this disease, which turns humans into monstrous cannibalistic insects. Two-thirds of humanity is decimated. Thirty years later, young expert bug exterminator and mercenary adventurer Kidou and newfound friend Ilie struggle to survive in this brutal new world, while delving into the mysteries of the plague and its causes.Kidou is tasked with finding Ilie's mother, after being entrusted with her by her dying father. Meanwhile, the battle continues to rage against the mutated population of Earth, with the code possibly being cracked to finally end the nightmare.
In Shops: Aug 19, 2020
SRP: $12.99

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(W) Benjamin Von Eckartsberg (A) Thomas von Kummant (CA) Mike McKone
Zack's secret expedition into the danger zone proves a success. But the group soon finds themselves at odds, fighting one another, and unable to get along. Can they pull themselves together long enough to make it back to Fort Apache alive and in one piece?Â
In Shops: Jun 30, 2021
SRP: $3.99

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(W) Maria Llovet (A) Maria Llovet (CA) Elias Chatzoudis
Sara's relationship with Silje has grown so deeply, she now feels they are much more than friends. But could she be misinterpreting Silje's feelings?

From the artist of the bestselling Faithless series… Acclaimed creator Maria Llovet (Faithless, Heartbeat, Loud) brings you a surreal, bewitching tale of love, magic, and tragedy in Eros/Psyche.Â
In Shops: Jun 23, 2021
SRP: $3.99

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(W) Robert E. Howard, Virginie Augustin (A) Virginie Augustin (CA) Christian Dibari
Besieged on all sides!

Conan and Olivia must escape from the island, but that is easier said than done while being pursued by a band of blood thirsty pirates, iron statues that come to life in the moonlight, and something inhumanly strong stalking them in the woods. Time is running out and the enemies are piling up in the epic conclusion of this tale!
In Shops: Jun 16, 2021
SRP: $3.99

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