Crossed For Halloween

SAM_2299Everyone loves a good costume for Halloween, and Avatar Press is asking all Crossed fans that cosplay as one of the infected for parties and such to send in their photos.  All fan photos will be featured on the Avatar and Crossed Facebook pages and will be shared with other fans.  This is your chance to let your inner freak SAM_2217flag fly.  Just be sure to be safe and courteous to others enjoying the season, especially kids.

Enjoy the Halloween holiday and your time as a Crossed.  You never know how long it will be until C-Day hits and the world is transformed into a Crossed wonderland.

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Halloween Spotlight: Ferals

FERALS01regularIt is that time of year, when fans and readers prowl about their local comic shops looking for the best in undiscovered horror comics to enjoy during the Halloween season.  If you are looking for something that will fit nicely in your binge watching of The Strain or The Walking Dead, try David Lapham and Gabriel Andrade’s visceral re-imagining of the classic werewolf mythology in Ferals.

FERALSVol2TPBFerals is a three volume trade paperback series that builds in intensity and scope to a fever pitch.  A small town sheriff is infected by a mysterious woman whose murder seems to spark strange changes and urges in the unsuspecting lawman.  This series has the very best of mature intrigue, violence, and drama that you expect from good horror.  It is a sexy revitalization of a classic tale and FERALSVol3one that will entertain you during those chilly fall evenings when ghosts and goblins are about.

Ask your local comic shop to introduce you to Ferals and find out what everyone is howling about.

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The Future of Crossed at Your Local Comic Shop

Crossed+100-1-regular - CopyThe internet was abuzz with interest when the announcement of legendary comics writer Alan Moore putting his stamp on the Crossed universe with Crossed + 100.  This stark future series that fast forwards the world of Crossed 100 years to show us what has become of the human race is undoubtedly going to be a masterful horror tale that will expand your ideas of what the Crossed are.  Alan Moore has taken the Crossed plague to its inevitable end and has developed a wholly original take on the horrors of this universe.  If you are a fan of Crossed, you won’t want to miss this pivotal series.

Crossed+100-1-NewWorldBaggedLocal comic shops are finalizing their orders for this important new series this week and will be deciding how many copies will be available for readers to obtain.  If you are interested in seeing what the man who redefined the comics medium has in store for Garth Ennis’ unique survival horror series, please make sure you ask your local comics shop to reserve a copy Crossed + 100 for you today.

December is only a handful of weeks away and Alan Moore’s Crossed +100 will be here in time to haunt your holidays.

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Avatar Press New to ComiXology 10/22/14

New Avatar Press comic books coming to ComiXology Wednesday 10/22/14:

Crossed 2014 Special

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:     Justin Jordan locks us in our nightmares as this Special takes Crossed2014Special-Regus to Federal Prison! Jesse Bullock is not a good man, but a very hard man. Down for armed robbery and assault, the only crimes they were able to prove, he has but one good quality: he loves his cousin Otis. When they end up imprisoned at the same jail, Jesse intentionally gets himself denied parole to make sure he’s there to protect Otis, who isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed. But that job gets much harder when the Crossed spread inside those escape-proof walls! Jordan and artist Fernando (Stitched, Crossed) Heinz unleashes this new oversized horror tale that will scar your fragile mind with depraved misery.

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Avatar Press New to Comic Shops 10/22/14

New Avatar Press comic books coming to comic book shops Wednesday 10/22/14:

Crossed 2014 Special

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:     Justin Jordan locks us in our nightmares as this Special takes Crossed2014Special-Regus to Federal Prison! Jesse Bullock is not a good man, but a very hard man. Down for armed robbery and assault, the only crimes they were able to prove, he has but one good quality: he loves his cousin Otis. When they end up imprisoned at the same jail, Jesse intentionally gets himself Crossed2014Special-Torturedenied parole to make sure he’s there to protect Otis, who isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed. But that job gets much harder when the Crossed spread inside those escape-proof walls! Jordan and artist Fernando (Stitched, Crossed) Heinz unleashes this new oversized horror tale that will scar your fragile mind with depraved misery. Available with Regular, Wraparound, Torture and Red Crossed Retailer Order Incentive covers by Gabriel Andrade. Also as special 4 cover Pool Party set, with art by Matt Martin, that is limited to just 500 sets!

Visit the Comic Shop Locator Service to find a comic book store near you – http://www.comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575

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Max Brooks Announces Extinction Parade Free for Halloween Comic Fest

MaxBrooks1New York Times bestselling author and noted zombie scribe, Max Brooks, has spent the last decade educating fans and zombie fanatics on the best ways to survive an undead uprising.  His lectures are always sold out and standing room only as thousands of followers soak up his savvy and often humor filled anecdotes on fighting back against the walking dead.

ExtinctionParade01-halloweenOn Monday October 20th he will take to the airwaves across the US to let road weary commuters know that they can get a free copy of Extinction Parade #1 in participating comic shops for Halloween Comic Fest.  Saturday October 25th is the day that comic book proprietors will be having parties in their stores celebrating the season and giving away a diverse selection of free comics to fans that participate.  Extinction Parade #1 is one of the free comics and introduces fans to Max Brooks’ unique zombies vs ExtinctionParade-vol-1-tpbvampires world with the full first issue of the series.  Extinction Parade is also collected  as a Trade Paperback available now from comic shops and online from Amazon.  The second chapter of this horrifying series, called Extinction Parade: War, is also available in single issue comic format.

Make sure you listen to your local morning drive stations to catch Max Brooks this Monday and be sure to visit your local comic shop on October 25th for Halloween Comic Fest!

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A New Direction for God is Dead #25

GodisDead25_regJonathan Hickman’s God is Dead universe has been through the proverbial fire.  The population of the once recognizable world has endured the Second Coming, the return of the pantheons of old, the release of the Titans, and even the resurrection of Jesus.  It is hard to imagine GodisDead25-Gildedthat anything else could shake those stalwart mortals that continue to survive in the wake of godly powers fighting over the remnants of the world.

But Mike Costa has more in store for these wretched souls.  God is Dead #25 marks the beginning of a brand new direction for the series in a super-sized jump-on arc.  The Titans have returned to the world and though the GodisDead25-Enchantingbalance of life and death has been restored, are there any who can stand against these giant monsters?  Welcome to old school Kaiju monsters as leviathan sized ancients attempt to claim the earth for their own.

If you have not tried God is Dead, stop by your local comic shop and ask the retailer to reserve a copy of this new chapter for you.

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Are You Ready for the Future of Crossed?

Crossed+100-TTCrossedAvatar Press premiered the much anticipated first look at Alan Moore’s Crossed + 100 at last week’s New York Comic Con.  Fans soaked up the Taste Test preview that included Moore’s essay on the upcoming series and gave glimpses of the design work and first pages of the initial issue.  Moore addresses his fascination with the Crossed and why he Crossed+100-TTHumanconsiders the property “one of the most profoundly moral pieces” the scribe has ever read.

The preview edition provides an enlightening essay by Moore, the first pages of the Crossed +100 #1 script, and pencil and ink sample pages from series artist Gabriel Andrade (Ferals).   All three versions of the NYCC Exclusive Crossed +100 Crossed+100-TT-vipTaste Test can be purchased at www.comcav.net or at your local comic shop in late November.

Comic shops are compiling  their orders for Crossed + 100 #1 right now and will be preparing their stores for the horror to come in December.  Ask your local comics retailer to reserve a copy of this groundbreaking addition to the grueling horror universe of Garth Ennis’ Crossed.

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New York Comic Con Exclusives Available Online at Comic Cavalcade

New York Comic Con was a huge success and Avatar Press enjoyed meeting fans and friends during the event.  If you couldn’t make it out to the show, Avatar did save some copies of the exclusive comic con items which are available now online at Comic Cavalcadewww.comcav.net:

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Crossed + 100 Taste Test Human Flavor – Limited to 3000 copies $3.00

Crossed +100 Taste Test Crossed Flavor – Limited to 3000 copies $3.00

 

 

 

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Crossed +100 Taste Test VIP – Limited to 350 copies $20.00

Crossed: Badlands #50 Princess Cover – Limited to 750 copies $6.00

 

 

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God is Dead Book of Acts #Alpha Lucifer – Limited to 300 copies $10.00

God is Dead Book of Acts #Omega Anubis – Limited to 300 copies $10.00

 

 

god-is-dead-boa-alpha-leatherredGod is Dead Book of Acts #Alpha White Leather Ruby Red- Limited to 200 copies $40.00

Extinction Parade War #2 Leather Gold – Limited to 150 copies $75.00

 

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Extinction Parade War #3 Leather Gold – Limited to 150 copies $75.00

Uber #17 Heroines – Limited to 600 copies $10.00

 

 

 

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Uber #17 VIP -Limited to 200 copies $35.00

Caliban #1 Dark Matter Gold – Limited to 300 copies $25.00

 

 

 

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Caliban #2 Dark Matter Gold – Limited to 300 copies $25.00

Neonomicon 1-4 Remarqued Signature Set – Limited to 35 copies $125.00

 

 

The Comic Cavalcade online store is taking orders for these books right now:  http://www.comcav.net/collections/new-york-comic-con-2014-exclusives

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Crossed DOA Discussed at NYCC

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In the Garth Ennis Crossed Spotlight panel at New York Comic Con, many of the details of the upcoming live action and web comic details of Crossed: Dead on Arrival were revealed. William Christensen  announced at NYCC on Saturday night that the Garth Ennis created webcomic coming October 30th entitled Dead on Arrival will also be part of a series of filmed live action webisodes directed by Ennis. The comic will run over 12 weeks starting October 30th, running 12 Thursdays in a row except for Christmas.

Avatar will also be doing fundraising for the webisodes. The funding will be gathered through Avatar Press’s own infrastructure rather than through a site like Kickstarter. Rather than a system of donation, there will be paid tiers that result in specific products. Buying from the tiers will support the filming of the webisodes and all items will ship by December. Since it take so long to make a filmed series, rewards won’t be delayed until after production. It will be “exactly what Garth wants” in terms of content and direction.

As the funds start coming in, pieces will be put together on professional budgets for large-scale scenes and special effects teams. There will be an ongoing multi-month fundraiser, Christensen said. Unlike Kickstarter, there won’t be a limiting goal to reach before moving forward. It’ll take some time, he said, and their initial goal is $100,000 for Season One. They are hoping to surpass the goal and put the extra money into higher production quality. They want to develop 3 or 4 seasons of webisodes that then move into a Feature Film. Ennis reportedly already has the Feature Film script written for Crossed.

Additional details about the webcomic, the webisodes, and the fundraising will be released soon.

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