The Man of Steel's at a happy point in his life--he's got some good news to share with Batman. But tragic times are just around the corners as one of Batman's deadliest foes is in Metropolis on a surprise visit!
The world's first and only superhero has disappeared after undergoing a cataclysmic fall from grace in the eyes of the world. Middle-aged and unable to support his operations he had made a preposterous claim that the world was in danger, a notion derided by the media and the public at large.
But what if the claim is true?
Outcast writer and infamous murderess Charlie Chance, AKA The Pet, finds herself searching for the one man who was able to bring her to justice-- Captain Stone.
Still reeling from the destruction of Metropolis, news from a war-torn country creates a tipping point for the Man of Steel. He decides it's time for him to take a more proactive role in stopping man's inhumanity to man. But does the sudden appearance of Wonder Woman mean he's created a new enemy or converted an ally to his cause?
Mono--still evading capture by German soldiers in occupied Caen--continues on his mission: find the 'The Old Curiosity Shop' and have a frank conversation with 'The Ghost of Christmas Future.' Taking refuge from the city's heavily patrolled streets, Mono stumbles upon a group of German soldiers in a bar, and introduces them to the fury of his fabled tail.
The ape-human hybrid secret agent and Queen's assassin, possessed of a deadly prehensile tail and 'the strength of twelve men', made his debut in the pulps of the 1930s and enjoyed a brief revival in the late 1960s and 70s.
But can it be that the fiction is closer to historic fact than was ever previously guessed?
Now a series of tales, told in hand-written journals and reported first-hand by those that knew him, reveal Mono as a dual-natured and conflicted adventurer--savage and noble; civilized, but ultimately untamable.
Finally the long awaited and often teased Milk for the Ugly is here! Me, akreon and a bunch of lovely people worked on it really hard but all the efforts were well worth the effect. It holds a very special place in our hearts and we hope you'll like it as much as we do.
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Milk for the Ugly by Kate Redesiuk & Anna Podedworna Build by Evan Limberger & Kevin Colden Sound: Composer/Arranger: Wendell Yuponce Executive Producer: George Englund, Jr. Sound Supervisor: Jerry Yamashita Sound Designer: Chris Faamausili
Special Thanks to Kristen Sanzari & Richard Watson
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As hope fades for a possible rescue from above can a buried relic from the past hold the answer to salvation?
The robots were a Stakhanovite creation--built in tens of thousands in Soviet Russia to assist and inspire the workers in the 1930s.
An emblem of nobility and tireless work, they yet proved inefficient, and were gradually phased out as they seized up and fell into disrepair.
Now, in a Siberian salt mine, prisoners of the state still toil, and amongst them one last robot labors-- pulling the carriages that transport the men deep under the ground, it is jokingly nicknamed The Engine.
When the old mine collapses they know nobody will rescue them, their lives have no value to the state. It is here that something remarkable happens…