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High fashion meets high stakes in trailer for ‘Scarlett Couture’

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Titan Comics has released a trailer for Scarlett Couture, the upcoming espionage-adventure series from illustrator Des Taylor about an heiress turned super-spy.

The title character is a billionaire fashion heiress who as a teenager is kidnapped and held for ransom, only to be rescued by Lt. Spencer Kelly, who trains her in hand-to-hand combat and intelligence to ensure she’s never in that position again. When she learns her mother was once a spy for the CIA, Scarlett uses her mother’s fashion empire as a cover for her own quest to bring the world’s greatest criminals to justice.

You can see more of Taylor’s work on his blog. Scarlett Couture #1 goes on sale Oct. 15.

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Comics A.M. | A closer look at the end of PictureBox

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Publishing | Tom Spurgeon writes the definitive obituary of PictureBox, which announced Monday it will stop publishing at the end of the year. He also polls other small-press comics publishers for their reactions. [The Comics Reporter]

Digital comics | Yen Press is bringing its digital manga magazine Yen Plus to an end; the December issue will be the final one. The magazine was launched as a print anthology in August 2008 and switched to digital-only format in 2010. When it began serializing Soul Eater NOT, Yen Plus became the first magazine to publish manga chapters worldwide at the same time they came out in Japan (Shonen Jump does simultaneous release, but only to a restricted region). [Anime News Network]

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Des Taylor provides pin-ups for Image’s Epic Kill

Devoid of Life creator Raffaele Ienco has a new comic kicking off at the beginning of May called Epic Kill, which is about an 18-year-old assassin looking to kill the president. Each issue of the five-issue series will include a pin-up by Vesha Valentine creator Des Taylor, and Image Comics sent over three of the five; check out the other two after the jump.

And if your curious what the story will look like, you can see a lot of Ienco’s art for the book at his Tumblr.

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