In New York City, a massive monster is destroyed by a subway train … and its surviving reptilian companion can speak English. In Columbia, a scientist crawls up from the depths of the Earth, bringing news of a miraculous new mineral power source … and demons below. In Texas, a convicted murderer is spared at the last minute by an international conglomerate … which wants to organize an expedition to the center of the Earth, with him as a guide. Because like the scientist, he’s been there.
The whole team is headed straight to Hell.
DIAMOND ITEM CODE: FEB211531
Born in the Underneath … trapped in the Overworld … the calm, inhuman visitor known as KARTKAS is charged with helping a human team visit and explore his stomping grounds … the regions beneath … commonly known throughout history as HELL. Their journey only starts in the Bermuda Triangle, aboard a ghost ship – a haunted tanker.
BENEATH THAT: A violent steam tunnel breaching the Atlantic Ocean floor.
And beneath that …?
DIAMOND ITEM CODE: MAR211589
THE MISSION CLOCK IS TICKING … for the Cal-Ex spike team, the scientist, the troubleshooter, the witch, the murderer, and KARTKAS, the emissary from the Underneath … a place which we Upworlders have always called HELL.
BUT FIRST they have to ride the “Bullet” — the capsule that will deliver them unto Hell.
And the trip may destroy them before they even set foot.
DIAMOND ITEM CODE: APR211942
WELCOME TO HELL …
Communications with the surface cut off … besieged by sand-crawling, piranha-like predators … the CalEx subsurface strike team finds itself in deep combat from the moment they step out of the hatch … with no immediate prospect of return to the Upworld they left behind.
Stef, Samples, Dix, and their half-breed Underworld guide, Kartkas, must find their way in this strange, hostile new environment while still trying to achieve their mission directive to recover the rare mineral discovered by Dr. Correll.
If they can survive long enough to do it.
DIAMOND ITEM CODE: MAY211724
IT’S HELL DOWN HERE IN … HELL. Stef, Samples, Capt. Lamb and the entire CalEx strike team have incurred casualties the moment they set foot into the blistering purgatory of the Underneath. They are the first human beings to venture into this alien landscape, with a convicted murderer, a drunken scientist, and a half-human, half-reptile native as their “guides.” But first they have to contend with an entirely new enemy … a previously unglimpsed form of armored, mantis-like soldier bred solely for combat, engineered to protect and kill!
DIAMOND ITEM CODE: JUN211815
THE TORMENTS OF HELL… Battered and burned from their engagement with the savage insectoid Stalkers, the CalEx strike team is now fractured into three parts, all lost in the Underneath:
Brandon Samples, alone and suffocating …
Stef, half-blinded, her group ravaged by the conflict in the Crystal Cathedral …
… and the remnants of Capt. Lamb’s unit, captured and herded by more Stalkers than anyone can fight.
At the end of their quest: actual demonic gargoyles, the overlords of the Underneath! They’re not only in charge … but they already know how to speak English!
DIAMOND ITEM CODE: JUL211968
GARGOYLES IN HELL? THEY’RE REAL! Captured, jailed and used for arena combat and lab experimentation by magnificent living monsters from Earth’s medieval past, the surviving members of the CalEx incursion team must figure out whether escape – or survival – is even possible down in the Underneath.
These creatures have always been with us. Waiting for their chance to come back, topside … and reclaim the surface-world of Earth for their own.
DIAMOND ITEM CODE: AUG212055
ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE!
… in the thunderous conclusion of the saga of the Underneath!
The survivors of the CalEx strike team have one hole card left to play …
Meanwhile, the demons of the underworld have a workable invasion plan to dominate the surface of the Earth once more …
… and only our team, with the uniquely alien Kartkas, can stop them.
DIAMOND ITEM CODE: SEP211788
Noted scientist Dr. Jordan Correll has discovered an amazing new mineral power source, but he had to crawl up out of the depths of the Earth to bring it back. Multinational conglomerate CalEx wants the discovery, so a bad-ass team is organized to get it. Except the subsurface labyrinth known as the Underneath is not without its own civilization — not a Biblical Hell, but a practical one.
The Underneath teems with real monsters and challenges both our firepower, and the occult expertise of team lead Stephanie Billings, who has to tell the entire story of a “first contact” that dates back centuries — to our most classic nightmares of demons, devils and the battle to survive against them.
DIAMOND ITEM CODE: JAN221660