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After a fairly tense last issue, we had Mal coming to terms with his grief and PTSD with Inara by his side, while the rest of the Serenity crew along with the Earthers and Workers had kind of come to a new arrangement.

The rundown: Think Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with Jayne Cobb as your misguided, possibly misunderstood, and definitely maligned star.

From a first read, Daisy comes across as a supernatural thriller with a solid whack of horror. If you’re a fan of dark apocryphal stories (Think the Bible through the lens of Guillermo del Toro.), this should definitely be on your to-read list. Seemingly at the center of the story is Daisy Phillips, a teenage giant who may be a descendant of the Nephilim, the giant progeny of angels and human women. Much of the first issue is exposition heavy, but it still manages to find its heart in the mystery of a missing child and a mother’s quest to find her.

Set in the not-so-distant future in an alternate universe where the sun has mysteriously lost its potency, Buffy Summers is the last remaining Slayer. With new laws to guarantee that vampires and humans can coexist in harmony, it’s an entirely different world for Buffy, where Slayers are obsolete and on the endangered list. That, and she’s also in her 50s, with her Slayer powers acting all wonky. To add to her heaping plate of troubles, a mysterious teenage girl shows up seeking a very specific brand of assistance.

The Boston Metaphysical Society never disappoints. Madeleine Holly-Rosing seamlessly combines sci-fi with the supernatural to create adventures that are always fun and rarely expected. And Book of Demons is no exception.

In the last issue, a reunion was quickly followed by deteriorating alliance between the Earthers and Kaylee’s group. With tensions running high, things looked like they could get complicated real quick. Unless cooler heads prevailed, that is.

Quick recap: With the Brittonic Arthur calling on all his knights to aid him in his battle against his Norman counterpart, both Duncan (“Percival”) and Rose (“Gawain”) were technically summoned to aid their king and their reluctance to do so wasn’t taken well. After depositing Rose’s parents with the rest of the group at the Grail Castle, it’s off with the merry trio of monster hunters to draw the attention away from the group for their safety. Too bad about the giant that showed up though…

Previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer:  While Buffy, Morgan, Kendra, and Willow attempted to recruit Scoobies from alternate worlds to their cause, Faith came to a very painful realization about her connection to Silas. If four Slayers aren’t equal to the task, will shoring up their ranks be enough to defeat their Biggest Bad yet?

Matt not only has to deal with the knowledge his technology might be killing people but learns from Pamela Wilton’s mother that her daughter had been raped by her employer. Upset over the news, both he and his bodyguard, Sean, are distracted when they are set upon by thugs and Matt is kidnapped. Sean returns to Regenerist and assembles a security team to find him. It’s a cat-and-mouse game as to whether they will be able to find him. Ava comes under scrutiny and resents it. Not surprising as she may be in love with him. With Regenerist in turmoil and Matt missing, will the company survive? And who took Matt and why? All good questions waiting to be answered.

Rebels! Imperials! X-Wings! Tie Fighters! Spies! Sith! Lighsabers! These are the things that await anyone who picks up IDW’s Star Wars Adventures #12. This issue has 2 stories - one set in the original trilogy era and one set during the Prequel/Clone Wars era.

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