CEX Publishing prepares for Josif 1957 #1, Seven Years In Darkness #2 and The First Three to hit shelves at local comic book shops.
It’s the dawn of the space race and the Soviet Union has successfully beaten the United States to space. But the CCCP has more sinister designs for its space program, a means to rid themselves of their biggest mistake! Finally, the story of Josif, the first gorilla in space can be told! Brought to you by writer Davide Barzai and introducing Italian artist Fabiano Ambu! Check out Josif 1957 #1 this May!
Also, as the newly reopened Academy of Black Magic students make their way through the underground city of Scholomance they are met by the vampiric creature Ornansis. Is he friend or foe? Find out in Seven Years In Darkness #2! Featuring a 1:10 variant cover by living legend Ben Templesmith!
Finally, comes a creation tale inspired by the folklore of the Atayal people of Taiwan. Drawn by legendary Taiwanese artist Chang Sheng, The First Three introduces the first people, two men and one woman, to earth, but is two men one too many? Find out this May!
Josif 1957 #1
Debuting the work of Italian super star artist Fabiano Ambu! You know about Laika, the Cosmonaut dog sent into orbit on Sputnik 2. But no one knows about Josif, the first gorilla in space!
Born on Josif Stalin’s birthday and subjected to terrible genetic experiments, Josif soon grew far too powerful. The leadership of the Soviet Union did all they could to stop him. But not everything went as planned!
Featuring a 1:10 variant homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey by Italian super-star Fabiano Ambu!
Seven Years In Darkness #2
Malena’s backstory is revealed, as the students continue their journey through the underground city of Scholomance towards the Academy of Black Magic. The children and Headmaster are met by Ornansis, a vampiric creature who will pick their class’s weathermaker (an untouchable student). Malena lets Matthew know there could be a sinister plot underway by other students who wish to thin out the competition.
Featuring a 1:10 variant cover by living legend Ben Templesmith!
The First Three (One-Shot)
The age of humanity begins! The first three people on Earth burst out of a rock womb to find themselves in a paradise of talking animals and obedient firewood. But two men and one woman is one man too many, and enough… never is.
Inspired by the real-life creation legends of the Tayal people of Taiwan. Introducing legendary Taiwanese artist Chang Sheng to Western audiences for the first time!