AVATAR PRESS FEBRUARY 2017 SOLICITATIONS
Cover & Art: Jacen Burrows
Writer: Alan Moore
MR, Color, 160 pages
Due to overwhelming demand, we offer one final printing of the Providence Act 1 Hardcover! Alan Moore’s quintessential horror series has set the standard for a terrifying reinvention of the works of H.P. Lovecraft. It is being universally hailed as one of Moore’s most realized works in which the master scribe has controlled every iota of the story, art, and presentation. The result has been a masterpiece like no other and a true must-have addition to his essential works in the field. We present a collected Providence Act 1 Hard Cover edition that contains Providence issues #1-4, and all the back matter, in this one-time printing of the edition. There will be Act 2 and Act 3 Hardcovers in the coming months, also limited to single production runs. This will not be kept in print any further and this is the final opportunity to get a hardcover edition of the first chapter of Alan Moore’s horror masterpiece .
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Covers and Art: Daniel Gete
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing
The USA is on fire. Germany’s master plan has struck at the very heart of the remaining Allied power. And now as the West burns alongside Europe, hope that this miserable conflict will end fades away. It seems that global dominance is within the reach of the Nazis. Can anyone turn the tides or is this the final wheezing gasp of a world on the precipice of expiring? Available with Regular, Wraparound, War Crimes, and Blitzkrieg covers by series artist Daniel Gete, a painted Propaganda Poster cover, and a limited VIP Premium cover by Gabriel Andrade that is limited to 500 copies!
PROVIDENCE #11 CENTURY EDITION
Writer: Alan Moore
Cover: Raulo Caceres
Art: Jacen Burrows
MR, Color, 32 pages
The ultimate in rarity comes to Providence! These special Century Editions on #11 features all new images from Raulo Caceres illustrating scenes from seminal Lovecraft works that influenced Providence! But don’t blink, these are crazy rare and will vanish! Each Century Edition ships in a bag and board for protection and is very limited, only 100 copies available!
CINEMA PURGATORIO #9
Writers: Alan Moore, Garth Ennis, Max Brooks, Kieron Gillen, Christos Gage
Artists: Kevin O’Neill, Raulo Caceres, German Ponce, Nahuel Lopez, Gabriel Andrade
MR, B&W, 48 pages, ongoing, no ads
Who doesn’t have fond memories from their youth of sneaking into the theater to see a movie they were too young to view? But in this world of Alan Moore’s surreal cinema, viewing those features can be hazardous to your sanity. Hiding in the back of the dark theater you wait for the feature to start and the ushers to leave… but something is horribly wrong. The air is so dusty it’s hard to breathe and you feel like something is watching you. This is where the madness begins. Join a master class of horror creators as they spin stories to terrify and delight. Now showing: Cinema Purgatorio by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill, A More Perfect Union by Max Brooks and German Ponce, Code Pru by Garth Ennis and Raulo Caceres, Modded by Kieron Gillen and Nahuel Lopez, and The Vast by Christos Gage and Gabriel Andrade. Each story has its own cover by the series artist and there is also an Ancient Tome Premium edition limited to 1000 copies.
MERCURY HEAT #12 (Res)
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover and Art: Nahuel Lopez
MR, Color, 32 pages
The last issue of Mercury Heat is here and it promises to go out with a nuclear blast sized bang! Luiza is ready to dole out some catastrophic payback to the miscreants that turned a station full of innocents into a charnel house. Now with the true nature of the “Crossed” discovered and scum-bags behind it in her sights, can this one woman wrecking machine manage to save the day without costing everyone at the station their lives? It’s a no holds barred race to the finish with a Nuclose-enhanced cop unleashing the hounds of war! Available with Regular, Wraparound, Art Nouveau, and Excessive Force by series artist Nahuel Lopez.
ABSOLUTION TP NEW PTG VOL 01
(W) Christos N. Gage (A) Roberto Viacava (CA) Jacen Burrows
One of the most critically acclaimed recent superhero stories is finally collected along with all-new material! All seven of the original issues of ABSOLUTION are here as well as a huge cover gallery and an all-new Crime Files segment with additional information on John Dusk’s allies and most feared villains! You’ve seen Christos Gage’s work for Marvel, Wildstorm, IDW, and others, but you’ve never seen his imagination unleashed with absolutely no restrictions… untiln ow. ABSOLUTION introduces John Dusk, a superhero in a world where they’re a sanctioned arm of law enforcement. But this veteran hero has been scarred by his exposure to man’s infinite capacity for evil, and he’s seen one too many perpetrators escape justice. One day he crosses the line… lets a murderer die… and discovers it feels good. Surrounded by sociopaths, both human and superhuman, who he knows will prey on others if they’re not stopped — permanently — how far will he go, knowing every step he takes puts him further on a collision course with his teammates Alpha and The Servant, not to mention his homicide detective girlfriend? Drawing on his experience writing for TV crime dramas like Law & Order: SVU, and his years of acclaimed work on comics like G.I. Joe: Cobra, StormWatch: PHD, and Avengers: The Initiative, Gage and artist Roberto Viacava bring you a riveting, no-punches-pulled saga that fans of shows like The Shield and Dexter, or comics such as Powers and Sleeper, won’t be able to put down. John Dusk just wants to be forgiven… but he doesn’t want to stop. This amazing collection is also available as a Hardcover edition with an all-new cover by artist Juan Jose Ryp that is limited to just 1,500 copies.
All seven of the original issues of ABSOLUTION are here as well as a huge cover gallery and an all-new Crime Files segment with additional information on John Dusk’s allies and most feared villains!
In Shops: Jul 28, 2010
ABSOLUTION TP VOL 02 RUBICON
(W) Christos N. Gage (A) Paul Duffield (A/CA) Daniel Gete
Screenwriter CHRISTOS GAGE takes his network television hardboiled crime sensibilities back to the violent world he created to reveal the fate of police superhero turned vigilante, John Dusk. With Dusk’s fall from grace, every scumbag lawyer in the city is leading the charge to have the criminals he put away released from prison. But the thugs are finding that life behind bars is safer than facing Dusk’s brand of permanent justice on the streets. As the body count increases, the former friends and loves in Dusk’s life face the difficult challenge of trying to bring in one of their own. With a bounty on his head and pressure mounting for his arrest, the authorities take an insane chance by unleashing an unstoppable maniac to take him down. But sometimes the cure can be far worse than the disease. This collection also features the Happy Kitty origin special issue! John Dusk continues his slide into darkness with this all new collection of Absolution Rubicon #1-5 and the Happy Kitty Special.
In Shops: Apr 30, 2014
DAN THE UNHARMABLE TP VOL 01
(W) David Lapham (A/CA) Rafael Ortiz
Whether you’re looking for a detective, hired muscle, a blackmailer, or bedroom entertainment for the ladies, Dan’s your man. He’s not afraid of anything, and why should he be? He’s completely invincible. You can beat him with a lead pipe, stick him in the oven, throw him off a bridge, or shoot him in his noggin, and it’s all the same to him. All he needs out of life is just enough cash to keep him in cigarettes and beer for a night or two, and beyond that, he doesn’t have a care in the world. But Dan’s bohemian paradise is all about to change. Back before he was so unharmable, he left a few loose ends. Now those loose ends are growing up and their mother’s been murdered, which not only means that Dan has to solve his most personal case yet, but he’s now legally responsible for four human beings who are anything but unharmable… This first volume collects the complete first story arc from issues 1-6 of Dan. Explosive crime noir as written by a master of the genre, Eisner Award-winner David Lapham!
In Shops: Jan 23, 2013
DAN THE UNHARMABLE TP VOL 02
(W) David Lapham (A/CA) Rafael Ortiz
Fan favorite writer DAVID LAPHAM has created one of the truly original gonzo comics of the decade. Dan is the man. He’s a self-made slacker who some might call a bum, but he calls perfect. After all, he doesn’t need much, some good tunes, a couple of bucks, and a warm spot to take a nap in. Of course, his sort-of-maybe-wannabe kids keep getting into trouble with the most insane killers imaginable. It’s enough to give a guy cancer just thinking about it. But this unharmable likable bumpkin has to get his act together and help the kids before social services splits them up or a secretive Hollywood society of killers turn them into ground beef. Explosive and imaginative crime noir as written by a master of the genre, Eisner Award-winning writer David Lapham. Collects issues #7 – 12 of the Dan the Unharmable series.
In Shops: Sep 04, 2013
SUPERGOD TP VOL 01
(W) Warren Ellis (A) Garrie Gastonny, Rhoald Marcellius (CA) Felipe Massafera
Praying to be saved by a man who can fly will get you killed! From the mind of Warren Ellis, the creator of TRANSMETROPOLITAN and PLANETARY, comes the most horrifying superhero graphic novel you will ever read! What if the arms race of global superpowers did not yield nuclear stockpiles, but rather messianic beings capable of wondrous miracles and – when needed – the ability to unleash the wrath of gods? But when the scientists, generals, and politicians built super-humans to save the planet, no one ever imagined how their heroes would do it – or even if they’d want to. Behold the apocalyptic tomorrow, when supermen kill us all and end the world just because we wanted to be rescued by human-shaped things from beyond Science itself! All five issues of the series are collected here with a cover gallery and available in softcover and hardcover formats, with illustrated covers by Felipe Massafera (Alan Moore’s LIGHT OF THY COUNTENANCE)
In Shops: Sep 14, 2011
ANNA MERCURY TP VOL 01 THE CUTTER
Warren Ellis introduces you to the sultry Anna Mercury in this collection of first action-packed series! Dancing amid the spires of a city called New Ataraxia, there is a woman who can cloud men’s minds, leap across buildings as if weightless, unerringly fire twin automatic pistols in the most insane conditions, and disappear in a crowded room. She fights against the political repression of an insane technocratic society, and she comes from a place that no-one in New Ataraxia has ever heard of. And she’s got one hour to save the city from itself. A high-octane blend of The Shadow, Tomb Raider, retro-punk science fiction and 21st-century Weird Pulp action, Anna Mercury is a headlong adventure serial about a beautiful and mysterious spy-adventurer who is not what she seems! Anna Mercury Volume 1 features all five of the original issues with art by all-new talent Facundo Percio as well as a special super-sized cover gallery! Publisher: Avatar Press
Writer: Warren Ellis
Artist: Facundo Percio
Cover Artist: Felipe Massafera
Page Count: 144
Colors: full color
WOLFSKIN TP VOL 01
Before history was recorded in stone and ink, some men wrote it in blood! Warren Ellis’ barbarian epic is finally collected, just in time for the new series coming late 2009! From the time before history began, in the time when the continents were still connected by land, from the harsh climes at the top of the world, a Northish soldier wrapped in a cape of wolfpelts walks south, into the forests of the High Midlands that are now Europe, to find a village cut in two by travelers from the East. Soon, he too is torn – between duty to the lives he has ruined just by finding them, and duty to the hideous murder-god of the Northish wastes and the berserker drugs that are his sacrament… Warren Ellis cuts loose to unleash his take on the genre fans demanded he assault with full color art from Juan Jose Ryp and Gianluca Pagliarani! Wolfskin fuses heroic fantasy in the mode of Conan, the Viking sagas, and samurai fiction into a single story of weird history and apocalyptic violence. This first volume collects the original 3-issue series with art by Ryp, Annual #1 with art by Pagliarani, and a huge cover gallery all wrapped in a stunning new painted cover by Felipe Massafera! This killer collection is also available as a Hardcover edition with an all-new cover by Massafera that is limited to just 1,500 copies.
Writer: Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer
Artist: Gianluca Pagliarani, Juan Jose Ryp
Cover Artist: Felipe Massafera
WOLFSKIN TP VOL 02 HUNDREDTH DREAM
(W) Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer (A/CA) Gianluca Pagliarani
Before history was recorded in stone and ink, some men wrote it in blood! The entire Wolfskin: Hundredth Dream six issue series is collected here. Wolfskin, a nomadic warrior, hopes to find a new purpose in life after the accidental slaughter of his own tribe while in the throes of an uncontrollable berserker rage. Hired as a guide and swordsman for a rescue mission to the volcanic ice plains, he travels north with a band of misfits and magicians whose skills and ideology is perched between prehistory and the advent of technology. What dreadful enemy will they face on the outskirts of civilization, and will Wolfskin even have a place in the world should he slay it? A new heroic legend from the darkest corridors of time, as chronicled by long-time collaborators Warren Ellis and Mike Wolfer (Gravel) with stunning art by Gianluca Pagliarani (Crossed 3D)!
In Shops: Dec 21, 2011