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Bettie Page and the Red Menace “When you’re undercover, make the lie as close to the truth as possible.” It’s 1955. In the aftermath of World War II, peace is subjective. The Red Scare casts a shadow on the free world. A rogue military faction from the Soviet Union has discovered an alien object of incalculable destructive power buried in an underground Nazi research lab that could transform the Cold War into World War III. The United States must enlist the aid of a woman whose particular set of skills, moxie, and notoriety just may prove to be the edge they need: The notorious fetish model, Bettie Page. But will she play nice? Called to appear as a witness for the infamous indecency hearings in 1955, Bettie catches the eye of General Kostov, who now possesses the weapon Nazi scientists were developing. She also has the full attention of the U.S. government. Desperate to place an agent inside Kostov’s personal entourage, a secret organization reviews her real-life escapades and decides that enlisting her would be helpful in stopping this threat to national security. Bettie’s particular set of skills, her brashness, her celebrity and notoriety, and the belief that a woman of her stature would not be placed in a dangerous situation are necessary to complete the missions a trained operative can’t. Collecting the hit miniseries from TidalWave Comics, this graphic novel promises to reveal the secret life of Bettie Page – she’s s secret agent!
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Will the real 'Downtown Abbey' please stand up? With the success of PBS' steamy series set in yesteryear England, interest has been garnered in the 'real' Downtown Abbey, Lady Almina. Join Bluewater comics as they explore the life and (often scandalous) times of Lady Almina in their latest Female Force biocomic series, written by Michael Troy with art by Giuseppe Latanza
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ALUNA is a new 'superhero' comic book series that takes place in the 1500's during the Spanish Conquest. A young woman who grew up in Spain escapes to the New World to stop a wicked Spanish prince from waging a brutal slaughter of native people. Once there, she discovers it is her true homeland, and realizes that she possesses extraordinary powers as the chosen warrior of her tribe. A conquistador, Francisco Cortes, interrupts a ritual in the jungles of South America and encounters the powerful Goddess – Pachamama. Back in Spain years later, his young daughter, Aluna, would rather spend her time fencing with her friend Antonio than take dancing lessons. When Francisco gives Aluna a strange green gemstone, she discovers that she has supernatural strength. But is this a blessing or a curse? Created by film & television actress Paula Garces and Antonio Hernandez.
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After ten years away, Aluna returns home a grown woman. She reconnects with Antonio, though he is now to marry another woman. Aluna’s old adversary – Miguel di Batista – has returned from the New World, bringing with him a cargo of slaves. Miguel has one of the old women burned as a witch. But the old woman wears a green gem similar to the one Aluna once wore and a strange connection is made between the woman and Aluna. Miguel notices the gem as well, recognizes the power it contains, and decides he wants one for himself.
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Miguel has kidnapped Aluna’s father and had her branded a witch. With help from her remaining friends, Aluna must find a way to escape Spain and chase Miguel to the New World to rescue her father. But not before Qiang reveals secrets to her past and her father’s conquest in the New World all those years past.
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Miguel has kidnapped Aluna’s father and had her branded a witch. With help from her remaining friends, Aluna must find a way to escape Spain and chase Miguel to the New World to rescue her father. But not before Qiang reveals secrets to her past and her father’s conquest in the New World all those years past.
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