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Writer: Phil Hester

Artist: Ryan Kelly

Colorist: Dee Cunniffe

Letterer: Simon Bowland

Regular Cover Artist: Ryan Kelly

Our planet is actually a prison designed to both trap and shelter an amnesiac alien entity of incalculable power. Now known as Michael Grey, this cosmic angel of destruction currently believes himself to be an ordinary, midwestern insurance underwriter, who belongs to a global secret society dedicated to making sure he never discovers the truth about his past.

To make matters worse, our hero has fallen in love with Michael Grey. And for their love to be born, Earth must die.

Phil Hester (The Coffin, Deathstroke, The Darkness, SHIPWRECK) and Ryan Kelly (The Wicked + The Divine, Lucifer, Saucer Country) weave a tale of cosmic horror, high adventure and tragic romance.

Rating: 15+

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STRONGHOLD #3 Ryan Kelly cover
Order Code: FEB191347
On Sale: APRIL 2019

Stronghold #2

As Michael Grey investigates the global conspiracy dedicated to concealing from him his mysterious past, he learns the enemies he created in that forgotten life are decidedly not of this earth. Tragic romance and cosmic horror collide in this second issue of Hester and Kelly’s epic saga.
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On Sale: APRIL 2019

Stronghold #3

When the last vestiges of normalcy are stripped from Michael Grey’s life, he is finally confront-ed by his past in the far-flung cosmos…and the enemies he made there. Can the Stronghold put the broken pieces of Grey’s life back together before the terrors he battled in the stars follow him to our fragile Earth?
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Order Code: MAR191367
On Sale: JUNE 2019

Stronghold #4

On the run from The Stronghold, Grey and Claire encounter an apostate agent who, like Claire, defected from the organization long ago. But what he knows about both lovers’ pasts may point to a fate more terrible than the certain death they flee.
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Order Code: APR191308
On Sale: JULY 2019

Stronghold #5

Michael and Claire’s quest reaches a shattering conclusion when they are faced with a choice: abandon their love, or embrace their destiny and awaken an entity designed for the annihilation of humanity.
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On Sale: OCTOBER 2019


Michael Grey thinks he’s an average person, living out an average life on Earth.

But he couldn’t be more wrong. Michael is really a being of incalculable power, stranded with no memory, protected and jailed by THE STRONGHOLD, a secret group that has only one goal: keep Michael Grey from regaining his power and facing the Adversary.

When one of their own falls in love with Grey, all bets are off. Slowly, Grey regains his powers. What happens next could destroy Earth as we know it.

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