August 2006 Solicited Releases

The comics and related items on this page are scheduled to ship from Avatar in August, 2006. These items should be available for order from your favorite comics retailer. If not, you can order direct from Avatar via our direct sales agent Comic Cavalcade.

Here's a link to the complete list of August 2006 Solicited Releases in the store.

Solicited for August:

STARGATE ATLANTIS: Wraithfall #1
Cover: Mauricio Melo
Writer: Stuart Moore
Art: Mauricio Melo
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full Color, 32 pages, 1 of 3

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The first comics from the hit Sci-Fi Channel series! Stargate: Atlantis has just been renewed for a third sense-shattering season, and this three-part all-new epic comic book series is just what those millions of fans have been waiting for! Far from Earth, an intrepid team of explorers charts the secrets of the Pegasus Galaxy and the lost city of Atlantis. But Major John Sheppard blames himself for the re-emergence of the Wraith, a deadly race of energy-vampires plaguing the entire Pegasus Galaxy. Now, a backwater planet's bizarre deal with the Wraith may offer Sheppard a chance at redemption...or lead to the utter destruction of the Atlantis team. This issue features regular, wraparound, and Leather covers by series artist Mauricio Melo as well as photo covers of the Team and Ronan, and two painted covers, one by Ryan Drake and one by Lucio Rubira!
STARGATE ATLANTIS: Wraithfall #1 Team Photo
Writer: Stuart Moore
Art: Mauricio Melo
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full Color, 32 pages
STARGATE ATLANTIS: Wraithfall #1 Ronan Photo
Writer: Stuart Moore
Art: Mauricio Melo
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full Color, 32 pages
STARGATE ATLANTIS: Wraithfall #1 Wraparound
Cover: Mauricio Melo
Writer: Stuart Moore
Art: Mauricio Melo
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full Color, 32 pages
STARGATE ATLANTIS: Wraithfall #1 Drake Painted
Cover: Ryan Drake
Writer: Stuart Moore
Art: Mauricio Melo
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full Color, 32 pages
STARGATE ATLANTIS: Wraithfall #1 Rubira Painted
Cover: Lucio Rubira
Writer: Stuart Moore
Art: Mauricio Melo
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full Color, 32 pages
STARGATE ATLANTIS: Wraithfall #1 Leather
Cover: Mauricio Melo
Writer: Stuart Moore
Art: Mauricio Melo
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full Color, 32 pages
STARGATE ATLANTIS: Wraithfall #1 Gold Foil
Cover: Mauricio Melo
Writer: Stuart Moore
Art: Mauricio Melo
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full Color, 32 pages, 1 of 3

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This special Gold Foil edition is limited to just 500 copies and ships in a bag with a certificate of authenticity.
WARREN ELLIS' STRANGE KILLINGS: NECROMANCER TPB
Cover: Mike Wolfer
Writer: Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer
Artwork: Mike Wolfer
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 144 pages, square bound
ISBN: 1592910335

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Finally, all six issues of the zombie epic Necromancer collected into one volume! Warren Ellis' cult hit STRANGE KILLINGS is back with "combat magician" William Gravel's most gut-wrenching mission yet! Deployed to a steaming Philippine island, Gravel's assignment is to assassinate an investigative reporter about to expose a chemical weapon lab sanctioned by the British government. But double-crosses and political intrigue have marked Gravel for murder by his S.A.S.† comrades as he realizes that he has been led into a trap by a vengeance-seeking superior. And it only gets worse. There're zombies: Scores of flesh-ripping, reanimated corpses seeking to shred and devour everyone and everything in their path. If Gravel is able to uncover the shocking truth hidden within the jungle on this island of the dead, can even his otherworldly powers help him escape from a madman, and army of the undead and four squads of heavily armed S.A.S soldiers out for his blood?
George R.R. Martinís FEVRE DREAM Preview
Cover: Rafa Lopez
Writer: George RR Martin
Art: Rafa Lopez
Readership: MR
Format: Full Color, 8 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: New York Times best-selling author George R.R. Martin comes to Avatar to unleash his epic vampire masterpiece, Fevre Dream, as a ten issue full-color comic book series! The story is set on the riverboats of the Mississippi in 1857 and the deep south of the USA as small groups of vampires quietly establish comfortable lives for themselves inside society. But they will never view humans as more than food. One vampire has found a way for humans and vampires to co-exist, their thirst under control. His mission puts him on a collision course with others in his race that have no need for such frivolity, all set against a rich background of the time period and the world of the river. This special Preview book features several of the finished pages from #1 of the series and gives you a full taste of the lush art of Rafa Lopez and the immersive environment of George RR Martin!
LADY DEATH : Blacklands #1/2
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Writer: Brian Pulido
Art: Gabriel Guzman
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full Color, 16 pages, 1 of 4

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Lady Deathís new four part epic story begins here! There are dire omens in the sky and the air is full of fear as the long, cold shadow of Sagos stretches across the Blacklands, growing darker with each passing night. Hope has renounced her humanity and sheís sentenced to the labyrinth. Now forged into the cold, cruel and alluring warrior Lady Death, she joins forces with the mysterious and deadly Wargoth, and spellcaster Satasha. Together they dare the impossible: destroy Sagos, the realm shattering warlock who has kidnapped Lady Deathís motherís soul. This issue introduced a major new villainess, STYGMATA! She lives in the blood. Cutting edge epic dark fantasy as only Lady Death creator Brian Pulido can deliver it. As well as the standard cover by Juan Jose Ryp, this issue is available with a Wraparound and Witches cover by Ryp, a cover by Ron Adrian, a cover by Richard Ortiz, a Premium cover by series artist Gabriel Guzman and a special Leather cover by fan-favorite Matt Martin, limited to just 600 copies!
LADY DEATH : Blacklands #1/2 Wraparound
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Writer: Brian Pulido
Art: Gabriel Guzman
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full Color, 16 pages
LADY DEATH : Blacklands #1/2 Adrian
Cover: Ron Adrian
Writer: Brian Pulido
Art: Gabriel Guzman
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full Color, 16 pages
LADY DEATH : Blacklands #1/2 Ortiz
Cover: Richard Ortiz
Writer: Brian Pulido
Art: Gabriel Guzman
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full Color, 16 pages
LADY DEATH : Blacklands #1/2 Witches
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Writer: Brian Pulido
Art: Gabriel Guzman
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full Color, 16 pages
LADY DEATH : Blacklands #1/2 Premium
Cover: Gabriel Guzman
Writer: Brian Pulido
Art: Gabriel Guzman
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full Color, 16 pages
LADY DEATH : Blacklands #1/2 Leather
Cover: Matt Martin
Writer: Brian Pulido
Art: Gabriel Guzman
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full Color, 16 pages
LADY DEATH : Blacklands #1/2 Gold Foil
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Writer: Brian Pulido
Art: Gabriel Guzman
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full Color, 16 pages, 1 of 4

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This special Gold Foil edition is limited to just 500 copies and ships in a bag with a certificate of authenticity.
Joe R. Lansdaleís THE DRIVE-IN 2 #4
Cover: Andres Guinaldo
Story: Joe R. Lansdale
Art: Andres Guinaldo
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 32 pages, 4 of 4, monthly

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Lansdale lovers rejoice, the team that brought you The Drive-In is back for this sequel to one of horror(s most beloved books, The Drive-In 2! Artist Andres Guinaldo returns to bring to life the next chapter of the story about a group of friends who wanted nothing more than to enjoy a day at the movies. The final showdown with Popalong is here and the casualties mount even higher This series continues the action, madness, and razor-sharp dialogue Lansdale fans the world over have been waiting for! Available in regular and wraparound covers by Guinaldo.
Joe R. Lansdale(s THE DRIVE-IN 2 #4 Wraparound
Cover: Andres Guinaldo
Story: Joe R. Lansdale
Art: Andres Guinaldo
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 32 pages, 4 of 4, monthly
Warren Ellis WOLFSKIN #1 Auxiliary
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Writer: Warren Ellis
Art: Juan Jose Ryp
Readership: MR
Format: Full Color, 32 pages, 1 of 3

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Donít miss this chance to grab the start of Warren Ellisí barbarian fantasy masterpiece with this special Auxiliary Edition which is available for the special price of $3.99 and features an all-new cover by artist Juan Jose Ryp and is limited to just 1500 copies!
ESCAPE OF THE LIVING DEAD #2 Gold Foil
Cover: Dheeraj Verma
Story: John Russo
Art: Dheeraj Verma
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: Full Color, 32 pages, 2 of 5

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Special warehouse find, never before available! Limited to 400 copies. All copies ship in a bag and board with a certificate of authenticity.
ESCAPE OF THE LIVING DEAD #5 Hungry for Flesh
Cover: Jeremy Rock
Story: John Russo
Art: Dheeraj Verma
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: Full Color, 32 pages, 5 of 5

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: You canít stop eating Ďem, humans are the other, other white meat! Artist Jeremy Rock serves up the good food on this new cover limited to 1000 copies.
LADY DEATH / SHI Preview Face Off
Cover: Matt Martin
Writer: Brian Pulido
Art: Juan Jose Ryp
Readership: All Ages
Format: B&W, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Lady Death and Shi are ready to take action on this sexy new cover from Matt Martin. Limited to 1500 copies.
LADY DEATH / SHI Preview Tucci Pencil Art Convention Edition
Cover: Billy Tucci
Writer: Brian Pulido
Art: Juan Jose Ryp
Readership: All Ages
Format: B&W, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This special limited edition features Tucciís cover in itís original pencil state and was previously only available at conventions! Limited to 500 copies.
LADY DEATH Fetishes 2006 Special Mistress
Cover: Richard Ortiz
Art: Juan Jose Ryp, Richard Ortiz, Rafa Lopez, Matt Martin and more
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full color, 32 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Richard Ortiz reminds us that we are slaves to Lady Death on this all-new cover! Limited to 1000 copies.
LADY DEATH: Abandon All Hope #4 On Fire
Cover: Paulo Sequiera
Story: Brian Pulido
Art: Gabriel Guzman
Readership: All ages
Format: Full color, 32 pages, 4 of 4

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Paulo Siquiera renders this lovely pose of the hottest babe in comics is on this all-new cover! Limited to 1000 copies.
LADY DEATH: The Wicked #1 Tasty
Cover: Rafa Lopez
Story: Brian Pulido
Art: Richard Ortiz
Readership: All ages
Format: Full color, 32 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Rafa Lopez serves up the luscious Lady Death on this all-new cover! Limited to 1000 copies.
LADY DEATH: Lost Souls #1 Furious
Cover: Rafa Lopez
Writer: Brian Pulido
Art: Richard Ortiz
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full Color, 32 pages, 1 of 2

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Lady Death and her allies are out for blood on this sexy new cover from Rafa Lopez! Limited to 1000 copies.
LADY DEATH: Infernal Sins Prism Foil
Cover: Richard Ortiz
Story: Brian Pulido
Art: Richard Ortiz
Readership: All ages
Format: Full color, 32 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Limited to 400 copies. All copies ship in a bag and board with a certificate of authenticity.
LADY DEATH: Infernal Sins On The Edge
Cover: Matt Martin
Story: Brian Pulido
Art: Richard Ortiz
Readership: All ages
Format: B&W, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Matt Martin shows us a moment of introspection for the hottest babe in comics is on this all-new cover! Limited to 1000 copies.
MEDIEVAL LADY DEATH: War of the Winds #2 War Worn
Cover: Paulo Siqueira
Story: Brian Pulido
Art: Di Amorim
Readership: All ages
Format: Full Color, 32 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Paulo Siquiera shows a restive Lady Death after a brutal fight. Limited to 1000 copies.
MORE THAN MORTAL: A Legend Reborn Ruby Red Convention Foil
Cover: Wellington Alves
Writer: Sharon Scott
Art: Wellington Alves
Readership: All Ages
Format: B&W, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: These special Blood Red foils were previously only available at conventions, now you can get them here while supplies last! Limited to 1000 copies, all ship in a bag with a certificate of authenticity.
Hellina Helborn #1 10th Anniversary Print Set
Art Print by: Patrick Fillion
Readership: All ages
Format: B&W comic and B&W art print, bagged together

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Exclusive new art print by artist Patrick Fillion! We offer here original first printing copies of Hellina Hellborn #1 with a commemorative tenth anniversary gold seal, packaged with a special all-new print by artist Patrick Fillion that has never before been available! This print set is limited to 250 copies, all of which ship bagged and boarded.
Hellina Helborn #2 10th Anniversary Print Set
Art Print by: Patrick Fillion
Readership: All ages
Format: B&W comic and B&W art print, bagged together

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Exclusive new art print by artist Patrick Fillion! We offer here original first printing copies of Hellina Hellborn #2 with a commemorative tenth anniversary gold seal, packaged with a special all-new print by artist Patrick Fillion that has never before been available! This print set is limited to 250 copies, all of which ship bagged and boarded.
Hellina X-Mas in Hell #1 Platinum 10th Anniversary Print Set
Art Print by: Patrick Fillion
Readership: All ages
Format: B&W comic and B&W art print, bagged together

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Exclusive new art print by artist Patrick Fillion! We offer here original first printing copies of Hellina X-Mas in Hell #1 Platinum with a commemorative tenth anniversary gold seal, packaged with a special all-new print by artist Patrick Fillion that has never before been available! This print set is limited to 250 copies, all of which ship bagged and boarded.
 

Hellina X-Mas in Hell #1 Nude A 10th Anniversary Print Set
Art Print by: Javier Aranda
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W comic and B&W art print, bagged together

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Exclusive new art print by artist Javier Aranda! We offer here original first printing copies of Hellina X-Mas in Hell #1 Nude A with a commemorative tenth anniversary gold seal, packaged with a special all-new print by artist Javier Aranda that has never before been available! This print set is limited to 250 copies, all of which ship bagged and boarded.

You can take an uncensored peek at the cover for this item on the Mature / Adult Cover Graphics Page

 

Hellina X-Mas in Hell #1 Nude B 10th Anniversary Print Set
Art Print by: Patrick Fillion
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W comic and B&W art print, bagged together

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Exclusive new art print by artist Patrick Fillion! We offer here original first printing copies of Hellina X-Mas in Hell #1 Nude B with a commemorative tenth anniversary gold seal, packaged with a special all-new print by artist Patrick Fillion that has never before been available! This print set is limited to 250 copies, all of which ship bagged and boarded.

You can take an uncensored peek at the cover for this item on the Mature / Adult Cover Graphics Page

LADY DEATH : Abandon All Hope #2 by Juan Jose Ryp Lithograph
Art: Juan Jose Ryp
Format: Full color art print, 11 x 17

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This lithograph is of Juan Jose Ryp(s luscious cover to Lady Death: Abandon All Hope #2. Printed on high-quality card stock with cutting edge technology for a perfect high-resolution print suitable for framing. Each is strictly limited to only 150 copies! Every copy of this digital art print ships in a special rigid sleeve with a seal of authenticity.
HELLINA Companion by Juan Jose Ryp Lithograph
Art: Juan Jose Ryp
Format: Full color art print, 11 x 17

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This lithograph is of Juan Jose Ryp(s stunning cover to Hellina Companion. Printed on high-quality card stock with cutting edge technology for a perfect high-resolution print suitable for framing. Each is strictly limited to only 50 copies! Every copy of this digital art print ships in a special rigid sleeve with a seal of authenticity.
MORE THAN MORTAL: A Legend Reborn Gold Foil
Cover: Wellington Alves
Writer: Sharon Scott
Art: Wellington Alves
Readership: All Ages
Format: B&W, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This special Gold Foil edition is limited to just 500 copies and ships in a bag with a certificate of authenticity.
LADY DEATH Fetishes 2006 Special Gold Foil
Cover: Richard Ortiz
Art: Juan Jose Ryp, Richard Ortiz, Rafa Lopez, Matt Martin and more
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full color, 32 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This special Gold Foil edition is limited to just 500 copies and ships in a bag with a certificate of authenticity.
ESCAPE OF THE LIVING DEAD: Fearbook #1 Gold Foil
Cover: Mike Wolfer
Writer/ Artist: Mike Wolfer
Readership: MR
Format: Full Color, 32 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This special Gold Foil edition is limited to just 500 copies and ships in a bag with a certificate of authenticity.