checkmate digital
Taylor is a hardened detective with blood on his hands. He tries to be a good cop, but he’s forever haunted by the one case he failed to protect those in most need of his help. When a beautiful killer resurfaces, ready to settle old scores, Taylor is reminded that right and wrong can’t always be black and white!

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Revenge is a dish best served cold as the look in a White Queen’s eyes! “Checkmate” is the fourth story in KILLER QUEEN, A COMIC ANTHOLOGY inspired by the discography of Queen. Story by Samantha Cross; art by Bobby Breed; letters by Mark Mullaney. This story will be included in our print collection, due for release October 8th. The digital version is available to download right now in our online store and also features a BONUS PAGE from “Lazy Sunday”, a KILLER QUEEN mini-series from Josh Hechinger and Cliodhna Ztoical!

samantha cross

Sam is a writer for Word of the Nerd (, co-host of the DC Confidential Podcast, and a contributor to Comic Book Heroines. She has a Masters in History and works as an Archivist in Seattle, Washington. She’s also a volunteer for the Museum of Science Fiction (, working on the Curatorial Committee to help the museum get off the ground. If you like inane comments or the occasional rant, you can follow Sam on Twitter @darling_sammy or check out her blog, The Maniacal Geek, where she writes about comic books, television, movies, and whatever else suits her fancy.


In Bobby’s Breed’s own words: “I live in sunny Southern California enjoying every second with and drawing inspiration from my three beautiful children, one awesome grandson, and the incredible people that I am lucky enough and have the privilege to call friends n’ family! I’ve had a love for all things comics, movies, and animation for 30 years! I decided to delve into the world of super-heroes when I picked up a pencil one afternoon and have never looked back! I’m honored to have worked with such companies as IDW, BlueWater Productions, and UpperDeck as well as a multitude of independent publishers. You can currently find me penciling away late into the night, focused on improving and I’m also enthusiastically expanding my artistic prowess to include 3-D Graphics! I owe so much of my recent re-commitment to my art and craft to the most amazing, gorgeous, inspiring, beautiful, affectionate, kind-hearted, passionate, and damn “fine as hell” Muse that a man could ever dream for!!!! Long live art and those of us crazy enough to live it!”

KillerQueenstrokes and stuff

A tribute to the greatest band in Rock-n-Royalty, KILLER QUEEN features twenty-seven works from over forty artists and writers, challenged to rock out to their favorite Queen track and use it as inspiration for an original short comic or vignette. Download this story now, or pre-order the print edition in our online store. You can also subscribe to Red Stylo and receive all the stories and special features on Patreon!

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