GET YOUR FIRST LOOK AT WHAT CEX IS PUBLISHING THIS MARCH

THE ACADEMY OF BLACK MAGIC IS NOW OPEN!

72 children enroll, but only SEVEN will graduate alive…

A call has gone out that The Academy of Black Magic is about to reopen its doors for the first time in 200 years. The Headmaster, school staff, and denizens of the underground city of Scholomance are making their final preparations for the arrival of these outsider children. 

From the mind of artist/writer Joseph Schmalke (THE INFERNAL PACT, CHERRY BLACKBIRD, PHANTOM STARKILLER, WE DON’T KILL SPIDERS) Seven Years in Darkness breaks with some horror taboos where children could die in a high fantasy winner-takes-all situation. The ritual of the new class begins in March.

Also, Sereno’s adventures continue as a new hero arrives in New Teia, armed with advanced tech and inspired by Sereno, is NüMen friend or foe? Find out in SERENO #2!

What Retailers Need to Know about Seven Years in Darkness:

  • Published Quarterly.
  • Four-issue miniseries.
  • 1:10 Virgin Incentive Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz.
  • On sale March 2023.

SEVEN YEARS IN DARKNESS #1

Written & Ilustrated by: JOE SCHMALKE
Cover C: BILL SIENKIEWICZ
Retail Price $4.99
On Sale 03/29

The Academy of Black Magic has reopened its doors for the first time in 200 years! Seventy-two children will walk through the Academy doors for freshmen year. But only seven will graduate and walk out alive! Their seven-year journey starts here, in this dark and sweeping fantasy epic from acclaimed comics creator Joe Schmalke!

Featuring a 1:10 variant cover by living legend Bill Sienkiewicz!

Diamond ID
DEC221224 / DEC221225 / DEC221226

Lunar Product Codes
1222CX283 / 1222CX284 / 1222CX285

UPC
Cover A: 79394597454200111
Cover B: 79394597454200121
Cover C: 79394597454200131


SERENO #2

Sereno #2 - Cover A
Sereno #2 - Cover B
 - Cover C

Written & Illustrated by: LUCIANO VECCHIO
Cover B: PATRICIO OLIVER
Retail Price $4.99
On Sale 03/29

There’s a new guardian in town! NüMen is inspired by Sereno, but uses deeply unstable technology in his quest for spiritual illumination. Meanwhile, Sereno’s chaotic shadow self is coming to life all on its own! SERENO will soon find things are not as black and white as he thought, in this epic showdown of Darkness and Light!

Diamond IDs
DEC221221 / DEC221222 / DEC221223

Lunar Product Codes
1222CX280 / 1222CX281 / 1222CX282

UPC
Cover A: 79394597453500211
Cover B: 79394597453500221
Cover C: 79394597453500231

OUTLAND ENTERTAINMENT

THE BEAN: INTO THE DARK

Written & Illustrated by: TRAVIS HANSON
Retail Price $19.99
On Sale 03/29

ISBN
978-1-954255-36-4

Diamond ID
DEC221219

Lunar Product Code
1222CX279

Being kidnapped by a troll was not what Bean expected from a simple errand to collect mushrooms.

Now the young dishwasher is deep underground, in a forgotten and ruined city, to collect a legendary weapon for the troll – or be killed. But when the sword sings him a new fate, he learns that his future is far bigger than a small, forgotten inn. 

GET YOUR FIRST LOOK AT WHAT CEX IS PUBLISHING THIS FEBRUARY

MEET SERENO, A NEW HERO, FOR A NEW YEAR!

Heroes, magic, horror, and fantasy all coming this February!

Meet SERENO, the Mystic Master of Light and guardian of New Teia, a city where magic and science intertwine by night! Written and drawn by Argentinean artist Luciano Vecchio, the superstar talent known for his work on Ironheart, Champions, Wiccan & Hulkling, Edge of the Spider-Verse, and Iceman for Marvel Comics and DC Pride, Teen Justice, and Super Sons for DC Comics. SERENO #1 marks the first time the series has been translated into English for an American audience.

Additionally, CEX is proud to present a gripping tale of history and horror from rising star Clara Meath. Mother 47 is a dark, weird, horror story set in the backdrop of Nazi Germany during World War II. This one-shot is beautifully illustrated in black & white by Clara Meath (Edgar Allan Poe’s The Conqueror Worm, The Throwaways, and Shadow Play) and features covers from Clara as well as Zach Howard (Wild Blue Yonder, Shaun of the Dead, Spider-Man, X-Men, GI Joe, The Cape, and Batman). In stores this February!

Finally, prepare for con season with this sketch-ready con cover! Featuring the Marvel 25th Anniversary Frame homage cover from Saga of a Doomed Universe #1, this sketch cover features the perfect place to feature artwork from your favorite artist! This variant cover is limited to only 500 copies so make sure to order yours now!

What Retailers Need to Know about Sereno #1:

  • Double-Size first issue.
  • Three-issue miniseries.
  • 1:10 Virgin Incentive Cover.
  • On sale February 2023.

SERENO #1 (OF 3)

Written & illustrated by LUCIANO VECCHIO
Cover B by AGUSTINA MANSO
Retailer Price: $5.99
On Sale 2/22

Meet SERENO, the Mystic Master of Light and guardian of New Teia, a city where magic and science intertwine by night!

An avatar of collective Paranoia, a shepherd of Nightmares, and a Cult of Hate are just the start of an evil conspiracy transforming the city. Can Sereno fight back while keeping super cat burglar Rufián from stealing… his heart?

A double-sized debut issue for only $5.99! Super cool covers by Luciano Vecchio and Agustine Manso, plus a Superman homage cover on Cover D!

Diamond ID
NOV221377 / NOV221378 / NOV221379 / NOV221380 / NOV221381

Lunar Product Codes
1122CX245 / 1122CX246 / 1122CX247 / 1122CX248 / 1122CX249

UPCs
Cover A: 79394597453500111
Cover B: 79394597453500121
Cover C: 79394597453500131
Cover D: 79394597453500141
Cover E: 79394597453500151


MOTHER 47 (ONE-SHOT)

Mother 47 - Cover A
Mother 47 - Cover B
Mother 47 - Cover C

Written & illustrated by CLARA MEATH
Cover A by ZACH HOWARD
Retail Price: $8.99
On Sale 2/22

In 1940s Germany, a disguised stranger breaks into a remote Nazi megastructure. Armed with explosives, he’s on a mission to destroy a gruesome research project, free its lab animals, and confront the warring sides of his own nature!

CEX Presents this gripping tale of history and horror from rising star Clara Meath, illustrated in gorgeous black and white art and presented in prestige format!

Diamond Ids
NOV221374 / NOV221375 / NOV221376

Lunar Product Codes
1122CX242 / 1122CX243 / 1122CX244

UPCs
Cover A: 79394597452800111
Cover B: 79394597452800121
Cover C: 79394597452800131


SAGA OF A DOOMED UNIVERSE #1: SKETCH COVER EDITION

Saga of a Doomed Universe #1: Sketch Cover Edition

Created by SCOTT REED
On Sale 2/22

CEX Publishing is proud to present 1984’s most shocking comic book, now with a black and white sketch cover showcasing the wide-ranging universe Scott Reed created!

Triple-sized comic in deluxe, square-bound format, With a Sketch Cover! Limited Edition first printing of the smash hit!

Limited to 500 total

Diamond ID
NOV221373

UPC
79394597449800171

OUTLAND ENTERTAINMENT

HOPELESS, MAINE: INHERITANCE

Written by NIMUE & TOM BROWN
Illustrated & Cover by TOM & NIMUE BROWN
On Sale 2/22

Growing up with magic doesn’t mean you have all of the answers.

On the strange haunted island of Hopeless, Maine, young Salamandra explores the limits of her powers and the strength of her convictions. Both she and her newly discovered friend, Owen Davies, face life-changing events at the Pallid Rock Orphanage and begin to take control of their own lives. Just as magic has limits, so does the ability of adults to shield children from harm and consequences in this often dire place.

This is not a story about growing up. It is a story about thinking you had grown up already—and finding it wasn’t so simple after all.

Diamond ID
NOV221372

Lunar Product Code
1122CX241

ISBN
978-1-954255-39-5

GET YOUR FIRST LOOK AT WHAT CEX IS PUBLISHING THIS DECEMBER!

THE MOST SHOCKING EVENT COMIC OF 1984 CONCLUDES!

Find out what’s to come this December in Saga of a Doomed Universe #3 and check out these amazing new covers!

The highly anticipated crossover event, that never was, concludes! The fate of the universe is in the hands of a memory-powered loser name Super-Sleuth and often-held-hostage heroine, Psionica. But Dr. Nihilist and his N-Bots are the least of their worries as original series creator Burt Colt threatens not only the fate of their universe but ours as well! You won’t want to miss the epic conclusion to this bronze-age-inspired series brought to you by Scott Reed!

Next, the prisoners revolt and an all-out prison break ensues. The secrets of the President are revealed, can Salim and his fellow inmates survive? Find out in the new series Divide from the Creator and Showrunner of the groundbreaking speculative fiction series, Futurestates, Karim Ahmad and artist David N. Gordillo.

Finally, a young sickly boy befriends a ghost in Victorian London. It’s a friendship that introduces him to freedom and a world his father has shielded him from but is there a cost? Featuring a watercolor cover beautifully painted by legendary artist JG Jones!

What Retailers Need to Know about Flowers for Henry:

  • Featuring a watercolor cover by JG Jones.
  • One-shot.
  • 24 pages for only $4.99.
  • On sale December 2022.

SAGA OF A DOOMED UNIVERSE #3 (OF 3)

Saga of a Doomed Universe #3 - Cover A
Saga of a Doomed Universe #3 - Cover B
Saga of a Doomed Universe #3 - Cover C
Saga of a Doomed Universe #3 - Cover D

Created by SCOTT REED
Retail Price $8.99
On Sale 12/28

In 1984, the unlikeliest heroes emerge at the world’s end: a memory-powered loser named Super-Sleuth and the often-held-hostage heroine, Psionica. Reality itself is now threatened, thanks to original series creator Burt Colt, who has broken into this Bronze Age lost classic. He’s desperate to whistle-blow the terrible truth behind his erased comics career, even if it dooms his comic book creations…and the universe itself!

56 pages and four amazing covers! Prestige Format!

Diamond IDs: SEP221493 / SEP221494 / SEP221495 / SEP221496
Lunar IDs: 0922CX354 / 0922CX355 / 0922CX356 / 0922CX357

#SagaOfADoomedUniverse


DIVIDE #2 (OF 2)

Divide #2 - Cover A
Divide #2 - Cover B

On Sale 12/28
Written by KARIM AHMAD
Illustrated & Cover by DAVID N. GORDILO
Retailer Price: $6.99

Divide continues with cover-to-cover prison break action in this double-sized chapter, presented in perfect bound, prestige format! The true danger of the demonic President’s vitriol is revealed! Salim and Jaffer, must unite their fellow inmates in revolt if they stand any chance of escaping this detention center with their souls intact and finding a way home from the empty maw of uncharted space.

Diamond IDs: SEP221489 / SEP221490
Lunar Product Codes: 0922CX350 / 0922CX351


FLOWERS FOR HENRY

Flowers for Henry - Cover A
Flowers for Henry - Cover B

On Sale 12/28
Written by NIKOLAI FOMICH
Cover A by JG JONES
Illustrated & Cover B by ANTONELLO COSENTINO
Retail Price: $4.99

When sickly young Henry Brixton befriends a ghost named Edwin, he discovers the world his father shielded him from – Victorian London! But as their friendship grows, Henry learns that his newfound freedom comes at a price, in this gorgeous one-shot comic, featuring a stunning watercolor cover by legendary artist JG Jones! 

Diamond IDs: SEP221491 / SEP221492
Lunar Product Codes: 0922CX352 / 0922CX353

OUTLAND ENTERTAINMENT

SANTA VS ZOMBIES

On Sale 12/28
Written by KOJI SAKAI, CW COOKE
Illustrated by CESAR DIAZ LEGASPE, ANDY POOLE
Retail Price: $19.95

Just a meal and a place to sleep in the barn… When Jessa, the miller’s daughter, offers simple comforts to Willow and Gideon in return for a bit of work, the runaway princess and her fox spirit companion are more than willing to take Jessa up on it. After all, being on the road has its dangers, and the respite while they search for answers to Gideon’s cursed collar is more than welcome. But when the discovery of a murdered royal and a forsaken ghost comes to light, the two travelers realize they’ve stumbled into something far more sinister… 

Diamond ID: SEP221497
Lunar Product Code: 0922CX358

ISBN: 978-1-947659-63-6

GET YOUR FIRST LOOK AT WHAT CEX IS PUBLISHING THIS NOVEMBER

THE MOST SHOCKING EVENT COMIC OF 1984 CONTINUES!

Find out what’s to come this November in Saga of a Doomed Universe #2 and check out these amazing new covers!

The highly anticipated crossover event, that never was, continues! The Masked Champion is back but can he prevent an impending apocalypse without his powers? Is this the end of the Bronze Age of comics? Find out in the second installment of Saga of a Doomed Universe, featuring more homages to beloved comic covers of the 80s!

“This ultra-bronze age style of art calls to mind the prestige format books put out by DC and Marvel’s “Epic” line in the ’80’s, channeling the “cutting edge” charm of those books and their attitude. It’s easy to get lost in the story, as Reed sells the characters with ease.”

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Next, in a future where Muslims and other immigrants are imprisoned and subjected to forced labor, one man plans a daring escape, but can he and his comrades succeed? Or is there something more sinister afoot? Find out in the new series Divide from the Creator and Showrunner of the groundbreaking speculative fiction series, Futurestates, Karim Ahmad and artist David N. Gordillo.

Finally, the epic poem ends in the pages of Sparks of Chaos #3, but ends for whom? You won’t want to miss out on the titanic battle of the Gods!

What Retailers Need to Know about Divide:

  • Inspired by current events.
  • A Political Thriller with a Sci-Fi twist.
  • 2 issue miniseries.
  • 44 pages for only $6.99.
  • On sale November 2022.

SAGA OF A DOOMED UNIVERSE #2 (OF 3)

Saga of a Doomed Universe #2 - Cover A
Saga of a Doomed Universe #2 - Cover B
Saga of a Doomed Universe #2 - Cover C
Saga of a Doomed Universe #2 - Cover D

Created by SCOTT REED
Retail Price $8.99
On Sale 11/30

The Bronze-Age of comics ends here. It’s 1984, and Earth’s greatest hero, Masked Champion, finds himself powerless against this impending apocalypse. Meanwhile, original series creator Burt Colt highjacks everyone’s plans, as he uncovers the horrifying reality behind this story!

56 pages and four amazing covers!

Diamond IDs: AUG221303 / AUG221304 / AUG221305 / AUG221306
Lunar Product Codes: 0822CX263 / 0822CX264 / 0822CX265 / 0822CX266

#SagaOfADoomedUniverse


DIVIDE #1 (OF 2)

Divide #1 - Cover A
Divide #1 - Cover B

Written by KARIM AHMAD
Illustrated & Cover by DAVID N. GORDILO
Retailer Price: $6.99
On Sale 11/30

When Salim is separated from his family and imprisoned with countless other Muslims and immigrants, he and his allies develop a plan to return home. But can they escape before this prison’s supernatural secret consumes them all?

Inspired by current events, this double-sized first issue of DIVIDE brings you a monstrous and heart-rending story about the toll of divisive politicking and family separation!

Diamond IDs: AUG221300 / AUG221301
Lunar Product Codes: 0822CX261 / 0822CX262


SPARKS OF CHAOS #3 (OF 3)

Sparks of Chaos #3 - Cover A
Sparks of Chaos #3 - Cover B
Sparks of Chaos #3 - Cover C

Written by TEMUR SCHELM
Art by ALEX MALYSHEV, GLEB MELNIKOV
Cover A by ALEX ”EX” MAKAROV
Covers B & C by ALEX MALYSHEV
Retail Price: $7.99
On Sale 11/30

We’ve reached the end! But the end of what? Of the story? Of the Demigods? Of humanity’s creativity? Or maybe the end of the Monogod’s reign? Dionysus, can you save us?!

Featuring interconnected A Covers in the style of a Greek vase, each oversized issue contains 48 pages of Gods and Monsters battling for the fate of our world!

Diamond IDs: AUG221307 / AUG221308 / AUG221309
Lunar Product Codes: 0822CX267 / 0822CX268 / 0822CX269

OUTLAND ENTERTAINMENT

FOX & WILLOW: CAME A HARPER

Written by ELIJAH C. RICHARDSON JR., LEROY E. BRYANT II, ALANA JOLI ABBOTT
Illustrated by CHRIS YARBROUGH, LEE OAKS, FIGUE
Cover By CHRIS YARBROUGH
Retail Price: $19.99
On Sale 11/30

Just a meal and a place to sleep in the barn… When Jessa, the miller’s daughter, offers simple comforts to Willow and Gideon in return for a bit of work, the runaway princess and her fox spirit companion are more than willing to take Jessa up on it. After all, being on the road has its dangers, and the respite while they search for answers to Gideon’s cursed collar is more than welcome. But when the discovery of a murdered royal and a forsaken ghost comes to light, the two travelers realize they’ve stumbled into something far more sinister… 

Diamond ID: AUG221302
Lunar Product Code: 0822CX270
ISBN: 978-1-947659-65-0

GET YOUR FIRST LOOK AT WHAT CEX IS PUBLISHING THIS SEPTEMBER

SPARKS FLY AS GODS & MORTALS COLLIDE!

Deus ex machina reigns in the new series, Sparks of Chaos, by creators Temur Schelm, Alex Malyshev, and Gleb Melnikov (Robin, Batman: Urban Legends, Angel, Angel & Spike). It’s a mashup of mythology, religion, and steampunk, as the gods and mortals collide in this epic adventure that will leave the world forever changed.  

Also this month, it’s the monstrous edition of The Conqueror Worm, the infamous poem by Edgar Allan Poe. Beautifully adapted by Clara Meath (Shadow Play), this variant features a virgin cover of the poems great worm itself. Limited to only 250 copies (100 per distributor) you won’t want to miss out on this highly sought after exclusive!

Finally, the Past the Last Mountain #4 Orc Girl variant is dedicated to the story Gail Simone called “The best comic I’ve read in ages!” Limited to only 250 copies (100 per distributor) fans will clamor for this edition beautifully rendered by Thomas Boatwright.

What Retailers Need to Know about Sparks of Chaos:

  • Three issue, double-sized, limited series.
  • On sale September 2022.
  • Features interlocking covers (cover A only).
  • Greek Mythology meets steampunk.

SPARKS OF CHAOS

Lunar Product Codes
TBD

Art by
Alex Malyshev, Gleb Melnikov

Cover B & C by
Alex Malyshev

An epic journey begins here! A century ago, the ancient demigods were hunted down and forgotten by humanity. Now, they’re fighting back, in a steampunk twist on ancient myths!
Featuring interconnected A Covers in the style of a Greek vase, each oversized issue contains 48 pages of Gods and Monsters battling for the fate of our world!


EDGAR ALLAN POE’S THE CONQUEROR WORM: LIMITED MONSTER VARIANT

Diamond ID
JUN221436

Written by
Edgar Allan Poe

Lunar Product Code
TBD

Art & Cover by
Clara Meath

CEX is proud to present the MONSTROUS variant cover by Clara Meath in the ultimate presentation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Conqueror Worm! A terrifyingly gorgeous cover, worthy of this extraordinary adaptation.

Limited to only 100!


PAST THE LAST MOUNTAIN – ORC GIRL VARIANT EDITION

Diamond ID
JUN221440

Written by
Paul Allor

Cover by
Thomas Boatwright

Lunar Product Code
TBD

Art by
Louie Joyce, Gannon Beck, Thomas Boatwright

The complete ORC GIRL prequel to Paul Allor, Louie Joyce, and Gannon Beck’s hit series PAST THE LAST MOUNTAIN is collected in this final issue of the series! And this time with a special ORC GIRL cover by fan-favorite artist Thomas Boatwright!

This limited edition celebrates the acclaimed one-shot with the extremely rare original Orc Girl cover!


Orders due June 18, 2022


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ABOUT CEX PUBLISHING 

CEX Publishing is committed to producing great comics by new Creators. Founded in 2021 by former Marvel Comics editor Andy Schmidt and partnering with Comics Experience, CEX Publishing is dedicated to creators, their vision, and their success. Comics Experience Publishing brings fresh ideas and talent through new voices in writing and art to help shape and seed the next generation of comics fans. 

Our comics are 100% creator-owned. Follow Comics Experience Publishing on Twitter @CEXPublishing and Instagram @CEXPublishing. For more information about Comics Experience Publishing, visit: CEXPublishing.com


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GET A LOOK AT THESE STUD-TACULAR OFFERINGS IN OUR MAY SOLICITS!

A-stud-ounding things are headed your way this August from CEX!

THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER! CEX is proud to present the collected edition of our inaugural title: Stud and the BloodBlade. 

First published in 2021, Stud and the BloodBlade quickly sold out at the distributor level, making it one of the must-have comics of 2021. Created by Perry Crowe and Jed Dougherty, this standout hit perfectly mixes Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery with a dash of Humor and a touch of Queer Romance. The result is a stud-licious collection readers will enjoy for years to come.

Along with the collected edition, CEX is also offering Retailers the opportunity to order copies of the limited-edition Signature and Metal variants of Stud and the BloodBlade #1. Available through Diamond Comic Distributors, the Signature edition features the hand-signed signatures of series creators Perry Crowe and Jed Dougherty. This unique collector’s item brings the convention to you, with the benefit of not having to wait in line.

Previously offered through Diamond Comic Distributors, only 50 copies of this ultra-rare limited-edition Metal variant were created, and now, for the first time, we will be making 25 copies available through Lunar Distributors. Retailing for $124.99 the Stud Metal variant is limited to 1 copy per account and quantities may be allocated.

Welcome to Ouroboros, a world teetering between far future and primordial past, where aliens and barbarians, bigfoots and robots, monsters and puns wrestle for control! Mightiest is Stud, he of immense strength and nonexistent impulse control! 

It’s He-Man meets the Tick meets Judge Dredd—it’s STUD!!

“If Mattel comes out with a new generation of characters after all these years, I would hire Crowe and Dougherty to add to the mythos. They’ve got the insane synergy of the original toys and show down perfectly.”

Chad Parenteau

What Retailers Need to Know:

  • 144 page, full color, Soft Cover for $19.99.
  • On sale August 2022.
  • Collected for the first time.
  • Great for new readers.
  • Self-contained and evergreen.
  • Sci-fi & Fantasy
  • Sword & Sorcery
  • Humor
  • Queer Romance

#StudAndTheBloodBlade


STUD AND THE BLOODBLADETHE COLLECTED EDITION

Stud and the BloodBlade: The Collected Edition

Diamond ID
MAY221329

Written by
Perry Crowe

Colored by
D. Forrest Fox, Mark Dale

Lunar Product Code
0522CX191

Art & Cover by
Jed Dougherty

Lettered by
Anthony Rella

IT’S STUD! The guardian barbarian of the far-off planet Ouroboros. Stud fights an epic battle for good with the help of his magical weapon, The BloodBlade, and his beefy boyfriend, Astro. But the blade carries a terrible curse, a curse rooted in blood.Action and Adventure abound in this thrilling Sci-Fi & Fantasy comedy.


STUD AND THE BLOODBLADE #1 METAL EDITION (LIMITED TO 25)

STUD AND THE BLOODBLADE #1 METAL EDITION

Lunar Product Code
0522CX190

Written by
Perry Crowe

Colored by
D. Forrest Fox, Mark Dale


Art & Cover by
Jed Dougherty

Lettered by
Anthony Rella

Available for the first time through Lunar Distribution, limited to 25 copies!

CEX Publishing proudly debuted with Stud and the BloodBlade, and this collectors’ edition is the hardest to find of all our releases! Get your hands on the very first comic book by CEX with this unique metal edition—featuring a cover sharper than the BloodBlade itself!

Limit 1 copy per account and quantities may be allocated.


STUD AND THE BLOODBLADE #1 SIGNATURE SERIES (LIMITED TO 50)

Diamond ID
MAY221330

Written by
Perry Crowe

Colored by
D. Forrest Fox, Mark Dale


Art & Cover by
Jed Dougherty

Lettered by
Anthony Rella

Available through Diamond Comic Distributors, limited to 50 copies!

This special edition of CEX Publishing’s inaugural title, Stud and the BloodBlade, features an elegant blackout design and two of the finest signatures ever committed to paper! Get the thrill of an exclusive, autographed issue without needing to fight your way through crowds and cosplayers—CEX brings the convention to you!


THE DISCIPLE

The Disciple - Cover A
The Disciple - Cover B
The Disciple - Cover C

Diamond ID
MAY221325 / MAY221326 / MAY221327

Written By
Narjes Ruyan

Colored By
Josh Jensen

Lunar Product Code
0522CX187 / 0522CX188 / 0522CX189

Art & Covers By
Sergi Domènech

Lettered By
Sean Rinehart

In the not-too-distant future, a legendary kung fu master dies under mysterious circumstances. During the funeral, his training hall is ransacked, and a lifetime of teachings stolen! Now his estranged former students must band together, to recover the secrets their teacher shared – and uncover the ones he kept hidden.

CEX Publishing is proud to present this visionary tale from an exciting new generation of comics talent!


Orders due May 18, 2022


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ABOUT CEX PUBLISHING 

CEX Publishing is committed to producing great comics by new Creators. Founded in 2021 by former Marvel Comics editor Andy Schmidt and partnering with Comics Experience, CEX Publishing is dedicated to creators, their vision, and their success. Comics Experience Publishing brings fresh ideas and talent through new voices in writing and art to help shape and seed the next generation of comics fans. 

Our comics are 100% creator-owned. Follow Comics Experience Publishing on Twitter @CEXPublishing and Instagram @CEXPublishing. For more information about Comics Experience Publishing, visit: CEXPublishing.com


For more information

General Inquiries and Press:
marketing@CEXpublishing.com

Comic Retailers
retailers@CEXpublishing.com

APRIL 2022 SOLICITS ARE HERE!

SHHH…THE RETURN OF A CULT CLASSIC!
It’s an all-out-war for control of the city’s underground.

This month CEX Publishing is proud to announce the return Silencers, the cult classic that helped to launch the careers of Fred Van Lente and Steve Ellis.

Debuting in 2005, Silencers tells the story of a group of super-powered individuals who act as the enforcers for the Provenzano crime family. But when the team is double-crossed they initiate a gang war with control of the city at stake.

Written by Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel Zombies, Action Philosophers) and drawn by Steve Ellis (High Moon, Box 13, The Only Living Boy) this new volume features never-before-seen story pages and an all-new introduction written by fan-favorite writer Kyle Higgins (Radiant Black, Nightwing).

It’s is the DEFINITIVE EDITION of the hit series!

What Retailers Need to Know:

  • 160 page, full color Hard Cover for $29.99.
  • On sale on July 2022.
  • Features new, never-before-seen content.
  • Written by Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies).
  • Definitive collection of the hit series!

SILENCERS: THE DEFINITIVE EDITION HC

Silencers: The Definitive Edition

Diamond Id
APR221362

Written by
Fred Van Lente

Lunar Product Code
0322CX197

Art & Cover by
Steve Ellis

The critically-acclaimed, hard-boiled super-crime series that launched the careers of writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies, Archer & Armstrong) and artist Steve Ellis (Only Living Boy, High Moon) is back! This time with never-before-seen story pages and an all-new introduction by fan-favorite writer Kyle Higgins (Radiant Black, Nightwing)!

This is the DEFINITIVE EDITION of the hit series!


EGGED ONE-SHOT

Egged - Cover A
Egged - Cover B

Diamond ID
APR221360 / APR221361

Written By
Nick Palmieri

Cover A
Lane Lloyd

Lunar Product Code
0322CX195 / 0322CX196

Art & Cover B
George Kambadais

Maria’s quiet suburban life is upended after she accidentally eggs the car of a conspiracy theorist. Now this cunning and relentless adversary threatens to expose her long-hidden secrets! Thrills abound in this satirical one-shot from writer Nick Palmieri and artist George Kambadais (Buckhead, Short Order Crooks, The Black Ghost)!


VOX ONE-SHOT

VOX - Cover A
VOX - Cover B

Diamond ID
APR221363 / APR221364

Written by
Jai

Cover A
Dexter Wee

Lunar Product Code
0322CX193 / 0322CX194

Art and Cover B
Alexandria Huntington

Can knowledge lead to salvation? Vox explores a colorful society teetering on the brink of annihilation and asks: can anyone resist succumbing to the voice of truth?

Creators Jai and Alexandria Huntington delve into extremism and fanaticism through the lens of philosophical satire in this 32-page one-shot.


Orders due April 18, 2022


ABOUT CEX PUBLISHING 

CEX Publishing is committed to producing great comics by new Creators. Founded in 2021 by former Marvel Comics editor Andy Schmidt and partnering with Comics Experience, CEX Publishing is dedicated to creators, their vision, and their success. Comics Experience Publishing brings fresh ideas and talent through new voices in writing and art to help shape and seed the next generation of comics fans. 

Our comics are 100% creator-owned. Follow Comics Experience Publishing on Twitter @CEXPublishing and Instagram @CEXPublishing. For more information about Comics Experience Publishing, visit: CEXPublishing.com


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CEX MARCH 2022 SOLICITS ARE HERE!

THE KEYS TO HELL ARE WAITING FOR YOU!

The damned are waiting to be punished, are you up to the task?

This month CEX Publishing is proud to announce our first ever Deluxe Hard Cover Edition of the hit indie comic Hell, Nebraska!

What could lead a popular high school teacher to set himself up as the devil? And what is the secret behind the mysterious mask that gives him the power to condemn the wicked to an eternity in his custom-made City of the Damned?

As Abaddon, Jack Miller sits in judgment over the worst people humanity has to offer, with a special interest in those who have managed to escape the reach of human law.

It’s a ghoulish system built with blood and flesh and erected in the middle of the American Heartland.
Collecting the hit indie comic by Shaun Manning & Anna Wieszczyk.

What Retailers Need to Know:

  • 92 page, full color Hard Cover.
  • Goes on sale on June 2022.
  • Lucifer meets American Gothic
  • Self contained story

Comparable Titles:

  • Lucifer
  • Sandman
  • Demon Slayer

HELL, NEBRASKA HC

Hell, Nebraska - Cover A
Hell, Nebraska - Cover B

Diamond Id:
MAR221509 / MAR221510

Written by
Shaun Manning

Lunar Product Code:
0222CX155 / 0222CX156

Art & Cover by
Anna Wieszczyk

CEX Publishing is proud to present a deluxe, hardcover edition of the indie hit comic! 

What would you do if you discovered that hell does not exist? Could you take on the role of the devil himself, meting out punishment for the wicked in your grotesque city of the damned? 

The team of Shaun Manning (Macbeth: The Red King, Star Wars Adventures) and Anna Wieszczyk (Image’s Home, Godkiller) explore the temptation to take divine power into human hands as a popular high school teacher and his star pupil wield damnation and forgiveness as weapons.


ABOUT COMICS EXPERIENCE PUBLISHING 

Comics Experience Publishing is committed to producing great comics by new Creators. Founded in 2021 by former Marvel Comics editor Andy Schmidt and partnering with Comics Experience, CEX Publishing is dedicated to creators, their vision, and their success. Comics Experience Publishing brings fresh ideas and talent through new voices in writing and art to help shape and seed the next generation of comics fans. 

Our comics are 100% creator-owned. Follow Comics Experience Publishing on Twitter @CEXPublishing and Instagram @CEXPublishing. For more information about Comics Experience Publishing, visit: CEXPublishing.com

For more information:
General Inquiries and Press: marketing@CEXpublishing.com
Comic Stores: retailers@CEXpublishing.com

CEX February 2022 Solicits are Here!

ENTER A DIMENSION OF THE IMAGINATION

Rest your weary head at the Macabre Motel, but once you check in, can you ever leave?

This month CEX is proud to release three new titles!

First it’s the bottom of the ninth, two outs, bases loaded with a full count! Read on in Honcho #2 as our hero plays an epic game of baseball where the stakes are life or death!

Next it’s the emotional conclusion of Past the Last Mountain as the creatures’ journey comes to an end!

And finally, following in the footsteps of The Twilight Zone,House of Mystery and The Lost Room comes The Macabre Motel, an eerie tale of horror that will haunt your head the day after.

The Macabre Motel plays with our fear of the unknown. Being in a place where you don’t know your surroundings or the people around you can put you on edge.” – James Ferguson, Horror DNA.

THE MACABRE MOTEL (ONE SHOT)
Diamond: FEB221347 / FEB221348 / FEB221349
Lunar: 0122CX239 / 0122CX240 / 0122CX241

(W) Frank Martin (A) Alper Gecgel (CA) Ryan Lee

Writer/creator Frank Martin welcomes you to The Macabre Motel, a Twilight Zone-inspired weird horror story that will leave you feeling deeply unsettled long after the final page!

Anxious about meeting his girlfriend’s family, Steve decides to rest his eyes at the only motel around. But once inside, the bizarre cast of characters leaves him shaken, terrified and questioning his very sanity! Are you ready to enter… The Macabre Motel?

What Retailers Need to Know:

  • 24 pages for only $3.99!
  • Goes on sale on May 25th, 2022
  • The Twilight Zone meets The Lost Room
  • Self contained story

Comparable Titles:

  • Twilight Zone
  • House of Mystery
  • EC Comics
The Macabre Motel - Cover A
  • MACABRE MOTEL (ONE SHOT) CVR A RYAN LEE
  • (W) Frank Martin (A) Alper Gecgel (CA) Ryan Lee
  • Diamond Code: FEB221347
  • Lunar Product Code: 0122CX239
The Macabre Motel - Cover B
  • MACABRE MOTEL (ONE SHOT) CVR B RYAN KROBOTH
  • (W) Frank Martin (A) Alper Gecgel (CA) Ryan Kroboth
  • Diamond Code: FEB221348
  • Lunar Product Code: 0122CX240
The Macabre Motel - Cover C
  • MACABRE MOTEL (ONE SHOT) CVR C LUKE COOPER
  • (W) Frank Martin (A) Alper Gecgel (CA) Luke Cooper
  • Diamond Code: FEB221349
  • Lunar Product Code: 0122CX241

PAST THE LAST MOUNTAIN #4
Diamond: FEB221350 / FEB221351 / FEB221352 / FEB221353
Lunar: 0122CX233 / 0122CX234 / 0122CX235 / 0122CX236

(W) Paul Allor (A) Gannon Beck (A/CA) Louie Joyce

Two full issues in one!

It’s the emotional series conclusion as the creatures finally reach Dragon Lake, but will it live up to their expectations?

Plus, Orc Girl, a 22-page stand-alone story that Gail Simone called “The best comic I’ve read in ages!” Set in the Past the Last Mountain universe, this prequel is gorgeously rendered in black and white by Thomas Boatwright.

Perfect bound format, with 44 pages of story for $5.99.

Past the Last Mountain #4 - Cover A
  • PAST THE LAST MOUNTAIN #4 (OF 4) CVR A JOYCE
  • (W) Paul Allor (A) Gannon Beck (A/CA) Louie Joyce
  • Diamond Code: FEB221350
  • Lunar Product Code: 0122CX233
Past the Last Mountain #4 - Cover B
  • PAST THE LAST MOUNTAIN #4 (OF 4) CVR B JOYCE
  • (W)Paul Allor (A) Gannon Beck (A/CA) Louie Joyce
  • Diamond Code: FEB221351
  • Lunar Product Code: 0122CX234
Past the Last Mountain #4 - Cover C
  • PAST THE LAST MOUNTAIN #4 (OF 4) CVR C BECK
  • (W)Paul Allor (A) Gannon Beck (A/CA) Louie Joyce
  • Diamond Code: FEB221352
  • Lunar Product Code: 0122CX235
Past the Last Mountain #4 - Cover D
  • PAST THE LAST MOUNTAIN #4 (OF 4) CVR D EDWARDS
  • (W) Paul Allor (A) Gannon Beck (A/CA) Louie Joyce
  • Diamond Code: FEB221353
  • Lunar Product Code: 0122CX236

HONCHO #2
Diamond: FEB221345 / FEB221346
Lunar: 0122CX237 / 0122CX238

(W) Jeff McClelland, Jeff McComsey (A/CA) Jeff McComsey

In this giant-sized finale, Captain Stanley and Matty are forced into a life or death game of Baseball after raising hell all over the countryside. They survived roving gangs of bandits, malevolent teenagers and hunger, but will they survive “The Great American Pastime.”

Another tale of post collapse adventure brought to you by Jeff McComsey (Grendel Kentucky, The Fourth Man) and Jeff McClelland (The Tick).

Perfect bound format, with 64 pages of story for $7.99.

Honcho, Vol. 2 - Cover A
  • HONCHO #2 (of 2) CVR A MCCOMSEY (MR)
  • (W) Jeff McClelland, Jeff McComsey (A/CA) Jeff McComsey
  • Diamond Code: FEB221345
  • Lunar Product Code: 0122CX237
Honcho, Vol. 2 - Cover B
  • HONCHO #2 (of 2) CVR B MCCOMSEY (MR)
  • (W) Jeff McClelland, Jeff McComsey (A/CA) Jeff McComsey
  • Diamond Code: FEB221346
  • Lunar Product Code: 0122CX238

ABOUT COMICS EXPERIENCE PUBLISHING 

Comics Experience Publishing is committed to producing great comics by new Creators. Founded in 2021 by former Marvel Comics editor Andy Schmidt and partnering with Comics Experience, CEX Publishing is dedicated to creators, their vision, and their success. Comics Experience Publishing brings fresh ideas and talent through new voices in writing and art to help shape and seed the next generation of comics fans. 

Our comics are 100% creator-owned. Follow Comics Experience Publishing on Twitter @CEXPublishing and Instagram @CEXPublishing. For more information about Comics Experience Publishing, visit: CEXPublishing.com

For more information:General Inquiries and Press: marketing@CEXpublishing.com
Comic Stores: retailers@CEXpublishing.com

CEX January 2022 Solicits are Here!

Take back America with Honcho #1!

With CEX titles continuing to sell out –– be sure to order these amazing CEX Publishing first editions while you can!

HONCHO #1

Diamond: JAN221329 / JAN221330
Lunar: 1221CX201 / 1221CX202


(W) Jeff McClelland, Jeff McComsey (A/CA) Jeff McComsey
Fifteen years after World War III, Captain Donald Stanley returns to America on a mission to reunite a fractured nation… and play baseball? This two-volume giant-sized miniseries written by a pair of Jeffs, Jeff McClelland and Jeff McComsey, Honcho combines some good old fashion adventuring in a post collapse America with its still-thriving greatest pastime. A lot has changed since last time Captain Stanley stepped foot on his native soil, but one thing that hasn’t changed is it’s still three strikes and you’re out at the old ballgame.
What Retailers Need to Know:

  • 64 pages for only $7.99!
  • Goes on sale on April 27th, 2022
  • Field of Dreams meets Book of Eli
  • The Warriors meets The Postman
  • Part 1 of a 2 part series
  • MR ratin

Comparable Titles: Undiscovered Country, The Walking Dead

Honcho - Cover A
  • Honcho #1 (of 2) CVR A MCCOMSEY (MR)
  • (W) Jeff McClelland, Jeff McComsey (A/CA) Jeff McComsey
  • Diamond Code: JAN221329
  • Lunar Product Code: 1221CX201
Honcho - Cover B
  • Honcho #1 (of 2) CVR B MCCOMSEY (MR)
  • (W) Jeff McClelland, Jeff McComsey (A/CA) Jeff McComsey
  • Diamond Code: JAN221330
  • Lunar Product Code: 1221CX202

Past the Last Mountain #3

Diamond: JAN221332/JAN221333/JAN221334/JAN221335
Lunar: 1221CX197/1221CX198/1221CX199/1221CX200

(W) Paul Allor (A) Gannon Beck (A/CA) Louie Joyce

A pack of goblins work to track down the creatures, leading to a violent confrontation with tragic consequences. Plus, short stories illustrated by Jeffrey Verrege, Eric Zawadzki, Ashley A. Woods, JD Faith, Silvio dB, and Brittany Peer!

Past the Last Mountain #3 - Cover A
  • PAST THE LAST MOUNTAIN #3 (OF 4) CVR A JOYCE
  • (W) Paul Allor (A) Gannon Beck (A/CA) Louie Joyce
  • Diamond Code: JAN221332
  • Lunar Product Code: 1221CX197
Past the Last Mountain #3 - Cover C
  • PAST THE LAST MOUNTAIN #3 (OF 4) CVR C BECK
  • (W)Paul Allor (A) Gannon Beck (A/CA) Louie Joyce
  • Diamond Code: JAN221334
  • Lunar Product Code: 1221CX199
Past the Last Mountain #3 - Cover B
  • PAST THE LAST MOUNTAIN #3 (OF 4) CVR B JOYCE
  • (W)Paul Allor (A) Gannon Beck (A/CA) Louie Joyce
  • Diamond Code: JAN221333
  • Lunar Product Code: 1221CX198
Past the Last Mountain #3 - Cover D
  • PAST THE LAST MOUNTAIN #3 (OF 4) CVR D EDWARDS
  • (W) Paul Allor (A) Gannon Beck (A/CA) Louie Joyce
  • Diamond Code: JAN221335
  • Lunar Product Code: 1221CX200


ABOUT COMICS EXPERIENCE PUBLISHING 

Comics Experience Publishing is committed to producing great comics by new Creators. Founded in 2021 by former Marvel Comics editor Andy Schmidt and partnering with Comics Experience, CEX Publishing is dedicated to creators, their vision, and their success. Comics Experience Publishing brings fresh ideas and talent through new voices in writing and art to help shape and seed the next generation of comics fans. 

Our comics are 100% creator-owned. Follow Comics Experience Publishing on Twitter @CEXPublishing and Instagram @CEXPublishing. For more information about Comics Experience Publishing, visit: CEXPublishing.com

For more information:General Inquiries and Press: marketing@CEXpublishing.com
Comic Stores: retailers@CEXpublishing.com