Formalities precede them , they always had , they always will . A lifetime lead by knowing who you are , and what it meant played an equal part in how it defines them . A bastard , now King in the North , a beggar Queen , now rode the backs of dragons while men in droves , bent the knee. It wasn’t meant to be poetic , necessarily , their ascension ; but it had been, hadn’t it ? Daenerys felt the cold cut of winter sifting through the salt in the ocean’s breeze , it would have been soothing – which was why’d she sought it out at all, standing on the stone hewn balcony with her face turned into the wind — only that it’s not , it serves solely as a sobering reminder of what their cause now faced .
Gemma glanced up at Augustus, suddenly worried about his well-being. He still looked paler
than usual, but otherwise appeared relatively unshaken. She wasn’t sure if it
was confidence that everything would be okay that held him steady, or a massive
effort to suppress every thought that attempted to convince him she wouldn’t
be. Her inability to read him rattled her.
“Are you alright?”
“Guess I could be better,” Augustus joked with a small
smile, “but yeah. I’m fine. I’ll let you get ready now, okay? You missed your
first class, but if you still want to make your second you should be able to.
Otherwise it’s okay if you want to sleep some more.”
“Oh no, definitely not! I want to go to class,”
Gemma affirmed, already dismayed that she had missed even one.
Augustus nodded and walked past her to go, but just as he
reached the door she called out, “Are you certain you’re alright? I know I
scared you and dumped a lot on your shoulders. And I appreciate that you’re
always there for me, more than I’m able to accurately express, but—”
“I’m sure. I’m just glad you’re safe. I’ll meet you
“Okay,” she said uncertainly, and then watched him leave the
room, carefully shutting the door behind him. He seemed to be okay, but somehow she couldn’t quite shake the feeling
this had gotten to him more than he’d let on.
already know it has, Gemma. You truly are going to break him too.
“Ethan said, ‘And who am I in this fairy tale? Lucifer? And I suppose that makes you God?’ ‘Very good, Sheriff…And if you’re wondering where to go to find this place of everlasting torment that I’m about to create for you, I would say look no further.’ ‘What are you talking about?’ ‘Hell is coming to you.’ A dial tone blared for two seconds in Ethan’s ear.” - Blake Crouch, Wayward
AMERICA #1 Explodes Into Comic Shops This March
Your First Look!
Everyone’s favorite no-nonsense, hard-hitting heroine – America Chavez – is now starring in her very own series! That’s right, True Believer, it’s dimension-punching, high-octane super hero action as only the fan-favorite character can supply. And Marvel is pleased to present your very first look inside the hotly anticipated AMERICA #1 – coming to comic shops everywhere on March 1st! Superstar YA writer Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes a Breath) joins critically acclaimed artist Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck) to take Marvel’s Latina powerhouse to the next level!
As the new leader of the Ultimates, America has cemented herself as the preeminent butt-kicker of the entire Marvel Universe. But when your punch is enough to shatter the barriers between worlds, sometimes being a super hero can get in the way of self-discovery. So what’s a super powered teenager to do for a little fulfillment? She goes to college! …Right after she punches out a few interdimensional monsters and takes down a pesky alien cult.
She’s stood side-by-side with some of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Universe, but now it’s time for her to fly solo. Be there as America plants her feet, punches her way through dimensions and faces off against an oncoming alien horde — all while managing a social life and a full class load. Don’t miss the highly anticipated AMERICA #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on March 1st!
Written by GABBY RIVERA
Art & Cover by JOE QUINONES
Variant Covers by CLIFF CHIANG (JAN170902), JAMIE MCKELVIE (JAN170903)
and SKOTTIE YOUNG (JAN170904)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (JAN170905)
Hip-Hop Variant by JEFFREY VEREGGE (JAN170906)
FOC – 02/06/17, On-Sale – 03/01/17
First Look at AMERICA #1
AMERICA #1 Explodes Into Comic Shops This March Your First Look! Everyone’s favorite no-nonsense, hard-hitting heroine – America Chavez – is now starring in her very own series!