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All the monsters, creatures, and ghosts the world believes to exist only in storybooks and fairytales are actually out there--until Quinn and his ragtag band of monster hunters find and kill them. Quinn's hunters all have their own motivations. Some do it for Queen and Country. Most do it for revenge... Big Game Hunters is a fun, fast-paced romp around the Victorian world with a disparate band of monster hunters who take on real and invented mythological creatures, as well as denizens of traditional folklore from around the British Isles and beyond. In The Tale of the Lizard Baron, Quinn and the others rid the world of a Troll from the Scottish Highlands before setting sail to a small Prussian state to save a town from a mysterious evil.
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All the monsters, creatures, and ghosts the world believes to exist only in storybooks and fairytales are actually out there--until Quinn and his ragtag band of monster hunters find and kill them. Quinn's hunters all have their own motivations. Some do it for Queen and Country. Most do it for revenge... Big Game Hunters is a fun, fast-paced romp around the Victorian world with a disparate band of monster hunters who take on real and invented mythological creatures, as well as denizens of traditional folklore from around the British Isles and beyond. In The Tale of the Lizard Baron, Quinn and the others rid the world of a Troll from the Scottish Highlands before setting sail to a small Prussian state to save a town from a mysterious evil.
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All the monsters, creatures, and ghosts the world believes to exist only in storybooks and fairytales are actually out there--until Quinn and his ragtag band of monster hunters find and kill them. Quinn's hunters all have their own motivations. Some do it for Queen and Country. Most do it for revenge... Big Game Hunters is a fun, fast-paced romp around the Victorian world with a disparate band of monster hunters who take on real and invented mythological creatures, as well as denizens of traditional folklore from around the British Isles and beyond. In The Tale of the Lizard Baron, Quinn and the others rid the world of a Troll from the Scottish Highlands before setting sail to a small Prussian state to save a town from a mysterious evil.
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All the monsters, creatures, and ghosts the world believes to exist only in storybooks and fairytales are actually out there--until Quinn and his ragtag band of monster hunters find and kill them. Quinn's hunters all have their own motivations. Some do it for Queen and Country. Most do it for revenge... Big Game Hunters is a fun, fast-paced romp around the Victorian world with a disparate band of monster hunters who take on real and invented mythological creatures, as well as denizens of traditional folklore from around the British Isles and beyond. In The Tale of the Lizard Baron, Quinn and the others rid the world of a Troll from the Scottish Highlands before setting sail to a small Prussian state to save a town from a mysterious evil.
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In a Victorian steampunk world, monsters and creatures of the night are not going to fit in. Someone has to round them up and put them away. That's the job of the Big Game Hunters, a rag-tag band of Steampunk Victorian monster hunters with mad skills, blunderbusses and a nose for trouble. In their first complete 3-part adventure, they exterminate a creature in the Scottish Highlands only to discover their reward is a trip to a seemingly deserted Prussian village courtesy of their mysterious benefactor in the Queen's Directorate. All is not as it seems and the Lizard Baron threatens to stop the Big Game Hunters almost as soon as they've started.
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These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page softcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. The author tells this unforgettable story, which takes place in nineteenth-century England, through the eyes of Black Beauty. The reader will feel the love & cruelty that this great stallion experiences. Beginning with Black Beauty's wonderful life with his master, Squire Gordon, and the kindness of Jerry Barker to the terrible times as a "cab" horse having to tolerate the torture of the "proper" English bearing reins, Black Beauty's story speaks for all animals that can't speak for themselves. 64 pages, FC
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The reign of blood begins! Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents the complete saga of the Blood Queen, a dark fantasy reimagining of the infamous historical figure, Countess Elizabeth Bathory. When the king's daughter suffers from a terrible and mysterious malady, Elizabeth -- a young woman of untold power -- is summoned to cure the ailment. Thus begins a journey that will uncover secrets, reveal forbidden desires, and stoke the fires of war! When the smoke clears, one woman may rise to power, ruling through fear and blood sacrifice... but power may prove fleeting, as the Prince of Darkness himself, Dracula, sets his fearsome gaze on her sinister beauty! Collects Blood Queen #1-6, the complete four-issue Blood Queen vs. Dracula series, and the Blood Queen 2014 Annual.
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On the fringes of civilization, the world's first detective is about to make an unholy discovery... Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one's destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero's reign, a veteran of Rome's imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings... In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia - the First Detective - will become Rome's only hope to reassert control over the empire's most barbaric frontier...and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay... From comics mastermind Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Shade the Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK, Clone) comes a psychological journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed!
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Duty has led to darkness... Dispatched to the remote outpost of Britannia by Rome's highest power, the ancient world's first detective - veteran legionnaire Antonius Axia - has found himself on a horrifying journey that will challenge everything he knows about death, destiny, and the limits of reality itself. But in this wild and pagan land, far removed from Nero's control and influence, how will he grapple with the witches, demons and deities that lurk just out of sight? These are aberrations beyond the comprehension of a citizen of history's most civilized empire...and, as Axia searches for the truth behind their making, he must first ask himself: Are these monsters truly creatures of myth...or creations of his own mind? The answers will be found as comics legend Peter Milligan (Shade, the Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK, Clone) lead a phantasmagorical expedition in the lands between darkness, desire, and destruction in the pages of Valiant's latest prestige-format masterwork!
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At the border between civilization and the magic-laden lands beyond, Rome's first detective is haunted by violence and visions of dark forces that defy all sense... Antonius Axia's disturbing investigation in the frontier colony of Britannia deepens...and with each disturbing new clue he uncovers, the farther his mind sinks into disarray! Connecting the clues behind the grisly rumors of horror in the empire's northernmost reach, Antonius must gain an ally as dangerous as the darkness that now surrounds him. But who is this mysterious new partner, and will she lead Antonius toward the bright light of truth and salvation...or into the cold flame of eternal damnation? Sense falls away to seduction as comics legend Peter Milligan (Shade, The Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK) march Valiant's latest magnum opus toward its most insidious chapter yet!
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