ABLAZE Previews New Comic & Graphic Novel Releases for January 2022

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Portland, OR – ABLAZE previews a pair of notable manhwa and manga-inspired graphic novel  titles set for release in Q1 of 2022 as it highlights THE BREAKER omnibus Volume 2 and an  impressive SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HARLOCK hardcover edition.  

The buzz about the acclaimed manhwa series, THE BREAKER, continues to grow and ABLAZE will  delight readers in January with its Volume 2 omnibus of the epic martial arts action series. The  hefty new edition features 368 pages of intense, thrilling story and art. The complete series run  of Leiji Matsumoto and Jerome Alquie’s acclaimed SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HARLOCK is also  highlighted with solicitations in January ahead of its hardcover release in February. 

Additional releases of a trio of continuing comic book series published by ABLAZE set for print  and digital release in January 2022 include ANIMAL CASTLE Issue 2 (Jan. 12th), GUILLEM  MARCH’S LAURA Issue 3 (Jan. 19th), and HE WHO FIGHTS WITH MONSTERS Issue 5 (Jan. 26th). 

THE BREAKER OMNIBUS, Volume 2, by Jeon Geuk-jin & Park Jin-Hwan  MSRP: $19.99 Release Date: January 22, 2022 
In THE BREAKER Volume 2 omnibus edition, Chun-woo has gone missing, following his intense  and deadly fight with the dreaded Gijoo. Meanwhile, Si-woon has been confronted with his  inner demons ever since Si-Ho Lee administered a remedy that generates so much Qi that the  high school student may well explode from within! Future invincible warrior…or time bomb?

THE BREAKER is a bestselling hit in South Korea and has been translated into French, German,  Italian, Spanish and more…and now ABLAZE is happy to bring this amazing manhwa title to  English readers worldwide!  

SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HARLOCK, by Jerome Alquié & Leiji Matsumoto MSRP: $24.99 Release Date: February 23, 2022
The definitive hardcover edition containing all 6 issues of the critically acclaimed space  adventure by the legendary Leiji Matsumoto and artist Jérôme Alquié.  Set within the timeline of the original series, this brand-new CAPTAIN HARLOCK adventure  marks the beginning of an original new story arc. Planet Earth is threatened by an upcoming  invasion by the Mazon 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 Mazon mausoleum where they find information about  terrifying genetic manipulations and a destructive power capable of either providing the Mazon  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? 

The hardcover edition features behind the scenes sketches, designs, artwork, and photos on the  creation of the story, and contains a complete cover gallery. 

New January 2022 Issues for Continuing ABLAZE Titles:  

ANIMAL CASTLE Issue 2, by Xavier Dorison & Felix Delep MSRP: $3.99 Release Date: January 12, 2022 
On the Farm all animals were equal. In the Castle some are more equal than others. After witnessing the deaths of animals that she knew as friends for seemingly nothing, Miss B. becomes a conflicted cat. Things are further complicated when questions are raised about the state of the farm, bringing down severe retaliation by President Silvio’s hounds. Miss B. must ask herself what’s worse: doing something that could cost a life or do nothing at all? For fans of the bestselling Stray Dogs and the Eisner Award winning Beasts of Burden comes an animal fable at once familiar and surprising! You  may think you know the story but set aside your assumptions, this animal uprising is unlike any  you have read!

GUILLEM MARCH’S LAURA Issue 3, by Guillem March MSRP: $3.99 · Release Date: January 19, 2022
Before Batman, the hit Joker series, and Karmen, there was the heartfelt story of Laura, the book that led Guillem March to the mainstream comics world! The story of Irene explores the nature of inspiration and creating art outside of one’s comfort zone, thanks to some advice from a role model and a cameo by Guillem himself. In Muse, an artist’s search for a model puts how a young woman is perceived by her male roommates into perspective.

HE WHO FIGHTS WITH MONSTERS Issue 5, by Francesco Artibani & Werther Dell’Edera MSRP: $3.99 Release Date: January 26, 2022 
In the aftermath of an unthinkable act, Radek and the golem decide to  work with the Resistance, only to find themselves falling into a deadly trap.  Will they make it out alive and save as many people as possible, or will this  be the end of hope in the city?

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