Agatha Harkness takes the stage in ‘Contest of Chaos’ this summer

Heroes fueled by chaos magic will battle in Marvel’s annuals this summer.

Last week’s teaser showing several Marvel characters involved in a battle royal might have made you wonder who or what could cause your favorites to throw down like that. Well … it turns out it was Agatha all along.

Marvel has revealed more details on Contest of Chaos, a new storyline involving the now younger, rejuvenated Agatha Harkness that’ll run through the publisher’s annuals this summer. Stephanie Phillips is spearheading the event, which will kick off with a prelude issue in Scarlet Witch Annual #1 by Steve Orlando and Carlos Nieto.

Contest of Chaos is the kind of story I would absolutely sprint to the comic store to buy as a reader,” Phillips said. “There’s action, mystery, magic and my favorite characters from all over the Marvel Universe. To be spearheading the storyline is just incredibly cool for me as a creator. It’s going to be big with ramifications for the larger universe …”

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Celebrity chef Kim-Joy teams with artist Alti Firmansyah for the OGN ‘Turtle Bread’

The graphic novel arrives on digital from Comixology Originals in May and in print from Dark Horse this fall.

The Great British Bake Off finalist and bestselling cookbook author Kim-Joy is collaborating with Alti Firmansyah on her first graphic novel, Turtle Bread: A Graphic Novel About Baking, Fitting In, and the Power of Friendship. The project will arrive on digital via Comixology Originals in May, to be followed in print from Dark Horse Comics in October.

They’ll be joined by letterer Joamette Gil, designer Cindy Leong, and editors Felix Horne and Allison O’Toole for a project that explores not only friendship and baked goods, but also mental health issues.

Turtle Bread is a book about self-awareness,” said Kim-Joy. “It’s about that feeling of loneliness, of not fitting in or feeling good enough, of self-criticism, and the path towards self-acceptance. This is explored through baking, and in particular, the symbolism of the turtle–coming out of its shell and moving forward; however slowly that may be. Hence: Turtle Bread! (And yes, there’s actual turtle themed bread! Plus loads of other recipes). It’s NOT a magical story about how baking and friendship fix everything, but a story about the small steps forward (and sometimes sideways and backwards) gradually adding up.”

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Ghost Fox returns in ‘Archie Jumbo Comics Digest’ #338

Check out an exclusive preview of two new stories coming in next week’s digest from Archie Comics.

Ghost Fox, the teenage son of The Fox and She-Fox, returns in a brand new story appearing in Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #338, which arrives in stores March 8.

Next week’s digest includes two new stories, and courtesy of Archie we’re happy to share previews of them with you today. The first, “The Beast of Bolling Bay,” features Little Archie teaming up with Captain Valor to investigate a monster sighting in Bolling Bay. It’s by Tom DeFalco, Bill Galvan, Ben Galvan, Glenn Whitmore and Jack Morelli.

The second story features Ghost Fox embarking on a rescue mission to save his dad from Mr. Smile and Evil Heart, the Superteen persona of Reggie Mantle. The creative team on this one includes Ian Flynn, Steven Butler, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore and Jack Morelli.

Below you’ll find previews of both stories, plus a complete classic Little Archie tale featuring some strange alien visitors.

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