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  • Darby Pops Off: "Refuge" by Karen Cook

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  • Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises

    Bruce Lee never died. And he hasn't aged. But, he has no idea who he is, what's happened in the world in the past 40+ years, or why so many "thugs" want a piece of him. With the help of a fly BFF from the '70s – Joe Toomey, P.I. – and a pair of precocious Teens, Bruce will piece together a mystery more insidious than ever imagined, and find himself forced to do battle with both an enigmatic Villain and his very own conscience. In other words, the Dragon rises... and "walks on" once more! Read More

  • Fake Empire

    Fairies have always existed in secret, without a kingdom of their own, living side-by-side with humankind. But when one of his own children is murdered, King Oberon asks his surviving daughters - newly minted NYPD detective Charli and wingless black sheep Lucy - to find her killer amidst the citizenry of New York. As Charli and Lucy delve deeper into the mystery, they begin to discover the extraordinary measures their father has taken - some clever, some desperate - to keep an entire people hidden in an increasingly treacherous world. For Charlie and Lucy, unmasking their sister's executioner will mean confronting their own blood-drenched legacy. Read More

  • Darby Pops Off: "Templates: The Secret Writer's Block Buster" by Lindsey Hughes

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  • The Living Finger

    When well-meaning Jason discovers a disembodied finger that appears to "alive," it quickly becomes the sole focus of his life. He names the digit "Wendy," learns to communicate with it via "tap code," and discovers that the one thing Wendy wants more than anything else is a living, breathing human body to attach to. But, as soon as Jason helps Wendy secure an unwitting "host," problems arise. Soon, Jason has collected a bathtub full of corpses, a rightly suspicious sister, and a best friend hellbent on selling Wendy to the highest bidder. Even worse, Jason is beginning to realize that he may have acted a bit rashly, especially with Wendy proudly displaying an unhealthy fascination with knives. Is there any way for Jason to set things right without becoming another casualty? Read More

  • Side-Kicked

    Own the complete first arc of the hilarious and heartfelt Kickstarter sensation that also kicks off a brand spanking new partnership between Darby Pop Publishing and Magnetic Press! It should come as no surprise to learn that within the superhero "community," egos run rampant. But how does all that free-flowing narcissism impact those just outside the spotlight? Chicago finds out when five of the city's most loyal Sidekicks finally grow tired of being disrespected by both the prima donnas they work with and the citizenry they strive to protect. And it's not like the Windy City needs yet another labor upheaval... Read More

  • Dead Man's Party

    In the assassin trade, a Dead Man's Party is part Viking funeral, part Irish wake, a twisted way for your murderous peers to either honor your memory or settle a score. Each of the five professional killers who participate have 30 days to collect the bounty on your head, adding your distinguished name to his or her resume. And the "contract" is wholly irrevocable. For the world's most feared executioner - known only as Ghost - arranging such a Party for himself is a last resort, a way to go out on his own terms and at the top of his game. Read More

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Adam Beechen

Writer: Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises

Emmy nominee Adam Beechen has written for animation series ranging from Nickelodeon’s Rugrats, to Warner Brothers’ Teen Titans, to Cartoon Network’s current hit Transformers: Robots In Disguise, which he produces and helped develop for television. He has written for such DC Comics as Justice League Unlimited, Robin, and Teen Titans, and revived the Batman Beyond franchise in comic book form, his first collection of which topped the New York Times bestseller list. Adam created the acclaimed graphic novel Hench, currently in development as a television series. He continues his arrested adolescence in Los Angeles with his wife and two dogs. Read more

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Brandon McKinney

Brandon McKinney

Artist: Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises, Doberman

Brandon McKinney is a comic book and storyboard artist who has worked in the industry for almost 30 years. He has taught and written college level courses on storyboarding, and has even written comics for ELFQUEST and his own Image title JOURNEYMAN. Brandon currently resides with his four children in Florida and aspires to live in his home state of California. Read more

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Karen

Darby Pops Off: “Refuge” by Karen Cook

When I read a comic book, I unplug from the world around me. Until that issue is complete, an overflowing inbox, a large list of to dos and chores, can all wait. It’s a  respite in the midst of a work-filled day. I imagine comics provide that break for many people. Among them is our… Read more

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Darby Pops Off: “Criticism” by Abigail Cook

The hardest part of writing for me (next to getting started) is letting someone else read what I’ve written. My anxiety grows, becoming this heavy weight centered in my chest. All of my proofreading talents prove useless on my own work, no matter how many times I read over it, and the feedback – good or… Read more

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