Shadow Roads #7
Writers: Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt
Artist: A.C. Zamudio
Arc two continues with its multi-thread narrative. In this way, it distances itself even farther from the first arc of late 2018, at the same time assuring readers they are in good hands. The story has all the elements and characters readers enjoyed from Volume 1, but it’s Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt have taken on a more complex structure.
With the support of the enlisted gunslinger, Izzy, and the ghost-seeing cowboy “Ghost Eyes,” Marshal Anton Karloff seeks out a sinister organization: The Cabal. At the same time, Weathersby, now back in England, takes on a secret mission and leaves for Bombay. In the Utah Territory of America, Henry meditates with the powerfully magical knife. Inside the spirit world, in the land of the dead, he is called by someone. Bombay is the direction all our heroes make for. Something dark awaits them all.
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Invisible Kingdom #2
Dark Horse Comics
Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Christian Ward
In Invisible Kingdom #2 Vess, a zealous Roolian, and Grix, a bullheaded spaceship captain, come closer together by way of a conspiracy. While these two characters haven’t met yet, by the end of this issue, events seem sure to draw them together.
The crew of the courier spaceship, the Sundog, is behind schedule. Can you blame them? Nobody expects equipment failure. The real kicker of it all: they asked for a maintenance request from Lux, their employer, months ago. As they shuttle into a Lux space station, the Sundog crew discusses what they’ll tell the Lux functionary about a cargo anomaly. An anomaly that points to a sinister and illegal partnership–a partnership some might even kill to keep secret.
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Outpost Zero #9
Writer: Sean Kelly McKeever
Artists: Jean-Francois Beaulieu & Alexandre Tefenkgi
Somewhere, deep below Outpost Zero, is a secret. It causes anomalies in the form of power dips and gravsync distortions. But why? Sam and Alea won’t rest until they find out.
Sam flies through the air, dropping down below the inhabitable parts of the outpost, to a lower level. The gravsync anomaly lets him glide down without harm. A moment later Alea follows him. They take their time exploring a ruined part of the outpost. Deep below the inhabited sections, they find a path to where the anomaly originates. . . at least they think. At the same time Alea’s favorite team, Discovery Team, disbands, leaving her uninspired about the future other than her adventures with Sam. Discovery Team is abolished due to the dangers people face, in #8, Kanaan was killed. Alea makes a promise to Lyss: No matter how much she and Sam explore, nobody will get hurt. But that’s not the type of thing you can promise someone when you live at the edges of the known universe.
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