DEAD KINGS

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DEAD KINGS #1 Matthew Dow Smith cover A
Order Code: AUG181458
ON SALE: OCTOBER 2018

DEAD KINGS #1 Michael Gaydos cover B
Order Code: AUG181459
ON SALE: OCTOBER 2018

Writer: Steve Orlando

Artist: Matthew Dow Smith

Colorist: Lauren Affe

Letterer: Thomas Mauer

Regular Cover Artist: Matthew Dow Smith

Thrice-Nine took Sasha’s brother, and it took Maria’s heart. Plagued by the ramifications of a techno-magic world now thirty years gone, Thrice-Nine is a dirty folklore world that limps along, degenerating into a place filled with paranoia and poison. Sasha Vasnetsov thought he’d escaped all that, but when news comes that his younger brother has been kidnapped by the secret police, he finds himself dragged back into the madness with a simple goal — to find his brother. But Sasha is going to need help to do this, and he enlists Maria Kamenaya, a former warrior with hundreds of enemy kills to her name, who was betrayed by the very country she served. This quest is how they get both of those things back, in the lawless land of decapitated states…the land of DEAD KINGS. Written by Steve Orlando (Batman/Shadow, Crude, Midnighter, VIRGIL) and drawn by Matthew Dow Smith (October Girl, Suicide Squad, X-Files) DEAD KINGS is an in-depth exploration of retribution, in all its dark, complex forms.

Rating: 15+

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DEAD KINGS #2 Matthew Dow Smith cover
Order Code: SEP181393
ON SALE: DECEMBER 2018

DEAD KINGS #2

FOLKLORE…WRITTEN IN OIL AND IRON!Sasha Vasnetsov would do anything to free his brother Gena from a work camp for the socially degenerate, including using a suicide bomb hidden in the last place any man would look. Sasha didn’t want to use it. He wanted to use Maria Kamenaya, a warrior from a bygone apocalypse. Too bad she’s more interested in flesh: eating it or laying with it, depending on the source. Sasha’s on his own, out of luck, on a one-way trip…to the wrong detention camp. Чорт. Am I right?
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DEAD KINGS #3 Matthew Dow Smith cover
Order Code: OCT181333
ON SALE: FEBRUARY 2019

DEAD KINGS #3

The Post-Post-Apocalypse rockets along in the electroconductive form of hypermodern folklore! This is beyond mythpunk…it’s nuclearpunk! When you’re Sasha Vasnetsov, trying to save your twin brother from a work camp for the socially malformed, the world and your brother’s life are the same heart-wrenching thing.The next world-saving step? Sasha and Maria, the Super Soldier have to break into an impossible train that teleports every few seconds and spring her warsuit from cold storage. To liberate his brother, Sasha is going to help Maria regain the power she once had during the Great Iron War, the power that’s been a cursed legacy for her for a decade. But if they survive, and Sasha has to choose between the warsuit and Maria…does he save the woman that saved his life, or take the next step in saving his brother?
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DEAD KINGS #4 Matthew Dow Smith cover
Order Code: NOV181433
On Sale: APRIL 2019

DEAD KINGS #4

In the forests of hypermodern folklore, a rusted-out warrior raises her fists and beckons to her enemy…is this the final fight for Maria Kamenaya?Sasha Vasnetsov finally has the tools for his brother’s liberation: will, drive, and a stolen warsuit capable of decimating legions. The only problem is, he had to abandon the suit’s owner, Maria, to get it. After weeks on the road together, is that betrayal something his soul can handle? Or will he put a pin in his vengeance and turn his guns backward to help a friend…?
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Available on May 29 2019

DEAD KINGS #5

AN EXPLOSIVE FINALE IN THE ASHES OF A FALLEN EMPIRE!The wreck of the Rus Empire is a violent, rusted sprawl cut across an aging continent. The Oprichnik Secret Police hold a fragile order in place by removing all the socially dissident from society…these are the Chorts, the scapegoated devils of the new word…and they deserve freedom. DEAD KINGS brings it to them.On the border of a dried up Black Sea, Sasha Vasnetsov and Maria Kamenaya have brought war to Barracks 33 to free Sasha’s brother Gena. As the barbed wire fences fall, a family reunites in the furnace of rebellion – they may free thousands, but is it too late to save their brotherhood?

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