October 2008 Solicited Releases

The comics and related items in this post are scheduled to ship from Avatar in October, 2008. 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.

Heres a link to the complete list of Oct 2008 Solicited Releases in the store.

Please let your retailer know now that you want these items.

Solicited for Oct:

    CROSSED #1
    US $3.99
    Cover: Jacen Burrows
    Writer: Garth Ennis
    Art: Jacen Burrows
    Readership: MR
    Format: Full Color, 32 pages, monthly, 1 of 9

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Garth Ennis has pulled out all the stops to write the most twisted book of his career, Crossed. Through ten heart-stopping chapters, Crossed is his horrifically visceral exploration of the pure evil that humans are truly capable of indulging. This gut-wrenching vision is brought to vivid (and more than a little disturbing) life by his partner in crime Jacen Burrows. Imagine, for a moment, the worst crimes against humanity. Picture the cruelest affronts to decency. Conjure your darkest nightmares… and then realize it could all be so much worse. When civilization crumbles in one terrifying moment; when people are gleefully breaking into unthinkable acts of violence all around you; when everyone you love has died screaming in agony: What do you do? There is no help. There is no hope. There is no escape. There are only the Crossed. Certain to be the most depraved and corrupt book of the year, this one is not for the faint of heart! This terrifying first issue is available with a Regular or Wraparound cover by Burrows as well as a rare 1-in-15 Red Crossed Edition featuring a striking Black, White and Red cover by Burrows. Also available as a Signed Poster Edition which features the Wraparound cover to #0 as a poster, signed by the entire creative team of Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows, packed in with a copy of #1 and a certificate of authenticity.

    CROSSED #1 Red Crossed Order incentive
    US $7
    Cover: Jacen Burrows
    Writer: Garth Ennis
    Art: Jacen Burrows
    Readership: MR
    Format: Full Color, 32 pages, monthly, 1 of 9
    CROSSED #1 Signed Poster Edition
    US $6.99
    Cover: Jacen Burrows
    Writer: Garth Ennis
    Art: Jacen Burrows
    Readership: MR
    Format: Full Color, 32 pages, monthly, 1 of 9
    CROSSED #1 Wraparound
    US $3.99
    Cover: Jacen Burrows
    Writer: Garth Ennis
    Art: Jacen Burrows
    Readership: MR
    Format: Full Color, 32 pages, monthly, 1 of 9
    NO HERO #2
    US $3.99
    Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
    Writer: Warren Ellis
    Art: Juan Jose Ryp
    Readership: MR
    Format: Full Color, 32 pages, monthly, 2 of 7

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Warren Ellis and Juan Jose Ryp, the team behind the fan-favorite BLACK SUMMER, are revolutionizing masked heroes yet again in the hottest new series of the summer! Josh Carver has been recruited into the vigilante superhuman “rescue team” The Front Line by Carrick Masterson. Which means Josh must become a superhuman, by taking Masterson’s secret drug FX7. FX7 could drive him irreparably insane. How much does he want to be a superhuman? Would you take it? Forty years ago, a group of superhumans emerged in San Francisco, guided by the man whose unique new drugs gave them their incredible powers. But the team is not the only thing that’s advanced over the years, and there are no easy victories when their luck finally begins to run out… This second issue kicks the story into high-gear and is available with a Regular or Wraparound cover by Ryp as well as a rare 1-in-15 Design Sketch Edition featuring the initial character designs by Ryp.

    NO HERO #2 Design Sketch Order incentive
    US $7
    Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
    Writer: Warren Ellis
    Art: Juan Jose Ryp
    Readership: MR
    Format: Full Color, 32 pages, monthly, 2 of 7
    NO HERO #2 Wraparound
    US $3.99
    Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
    Writer: Warren Ellis
    Art: Juan Jose Ryp
    Readership: MR
    Format: Full Color, 32 pages, monthly, 2 of 7
    NO HERO Sketchbook
    US $3.99
    Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
    Writer: Warren Ellis
    Art: Juan Jose Ryp
    Readership: All ages
    Format: B&W, 16 pages

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The smash hit of Wizard World Chicago, NO HERO, is perfectly supplemented with this whole new book of Ryp pinups! Warren Ellis and Juan Jose Ryp are revolutionizing masked heroes yet again in the hottest new series of the summer. Artistic maestro Juan Jose Ryp did so much stunning design work for the No Hero series –character designs for three generations of the incredibly detailed NO HERO world — that we just had to make it available! Featuring 16 pages of all-new pinup material that won’t be seen anywhere else, this sketch collection is a special sneak-peak at the characters of Ellis and Ryp’s new super-human series! This edition is limited to 4000 copies, allocations are likely.

    NO HERO #0 Auxiliary
    US $1
    Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
    Writer: Warren Ellis
    Art: Juan Jose Ryp
    Readership: All ages
    Format: Full Color, 16 pages , 0 of 7

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Get in on the ground floor of Warren Ellis’ latest Masked Hero epic! This first-printing edition of No Hero #0 features an all-new Homage cover by Juan Jose Ryp and is available at the original cover price of just $1.00! It is limited to just 5000 copies, so don’t miss out!

    DOKTOR SLEEPLESS Vol 1: Engines of Desire Hardcover
    US $34.99
    Cover: Felipe Massafera
    Story: Warren Ellis
    Art: Ivan Rodriguez
    Readership: Mature Readers
    Format: Full color, 216 pages, square bound
    DOKTOR SLEEPLESS Vol 1: Engines of Desire TPB
    US $26.99
    Cover: Felipe Massafera
    Story: Warren Ellis
    Art: Ivan Rodriguez
    Readership: Mature Readers
    Format: Full color, 216 pages, square bound

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The revolutionary first eight issues of Warren Ellis’ satirical-political science fiction novel are collected in this deluxe trade paperback. It all begins with a simple question: Where is the Future We Were Promised? But the man asking the question is not going to be content until he’s taken apart the very city of Heavenside to find the answer. Doktor Sleepless and his sultry and murderous Nurse are broadcasting nonstop intrigue to a city populated with beautiful Shrieky Girls, angry Grinders, corrupt police, and the Doktor’s old flame Sing Watson, perhaps the only person who really knows how dangerous things are about to get. This collection is the first complete story arc of this ongoing opus by Warren Ellis, and it’s an essential source for the questions, motivations and clues that continue to unfold in the new season. You may not have your jetpack, but the good Doktor has just the prescription you’ve been looking for! Also available as a Hardcover edition with an all-new cover by master painter Felipe Massafera that is limited to just 2000 copies!

    DOKTOR SLEEPLESS #11
    US $3.99
    Cover: Ivan Rodriguez
    Writer: Warren Ellis
    Art: Ivan Rodriguez
    Readership: MR
    Format: Full Color, 32 pages, monthly

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: It’s a cultural and almost literal civil war on the streets of Heavenside, and the Manhattan reporter sent to cover it is realizing that Doktor Sleepless is behind it all. Does that make her dangerous to him — or interesting to him? It’s hard to tell which would be worse for her, given what’s happened to things that catch the Doktor’s attention so far… Warren Ellis’ satirical-political science fiction novel continues its on-going run! The issue is available with a regular cover by series artist Ivan Rodriguez, or wraparound cover by Raulo Caceres, and also a rare 1-in-15 Future Warning Sign cover.

    DOKTOR SLEEPLESS #11 Warning Sign Order incentive
    US $7
    Cover: Ivan Rodriguez
    Writer: Warren Ellis
    Art: Ivan Rodriguez
    Readership: MR
    Format: Full Color, 32 pages, monthly
    DOKTOR SLEEPLESS #11 Wraparound
    US $3.99
    Cover: Raulo Caceres
    Writer: Warren Ellis
    Art: Ivan Rodriguez
    Readership: MR
    Format: Full Color, 32 pages, monthly
    DOKTOR SLEEPLESS #9 Cheers
    US $3.99
    Cover: Ivan Rodriguez
    Writer: Warren Ellis
    Art: Ivan Rodriguez
    Readership: MR
    Format: Full Color, 32 pages, monthly

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Celebrate the launch of the second story arc in style! Dok raises a glass to toast this momentous occasion on this all new cover by Ivan Rodriguez. This special first printing of #9 is limited to just 1500 copies and is available at the original cover price of just $3.99!

    DOKTOR SLEEPLESS PLASMA GLOBE BUST
    US $79.99
    Format: 7″ tall bust in a color box

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The Doktor is here to bring you his mad science! Designed by Jacen Burrows, this detailed bust of Doktor Sleepless shows the mad scientist lost in contemplating the end of the world (or perhaps some alien dancing girls) as a working plasma globe sparks and flickers behind him. The bust is over seven inches tall and the plasma globe plugs into a USB port. Shipping in a full color box, it is limited to a one-time production run of just 500 units.

    ANNA MERCURY #1 Martin Original Sketch
    US $29.99
    Cover: Matt Martin
    Writer: Warren Ellis
    Art: Facundo Percio
    Readership: MR
    Format: Full Color, 32 pages, 1 of 5

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Own a piece of Anna! Original art that is. Every copy features an original hand-drawn color sketch by artist Matt Martin and this edition is limited to just 350 copies! All copies ship in a bag and board with a certificate of authenticity.

    ANNA MERCURY #3 Auxiliary
    US $3.99
    Cover: Matt Martin
    Writer: Warren Ellis
    Art: Facundo Percio
    Readership: MR
    Format: Full Color, 32 pages, 3 of 5

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Matt Martin opens fire with this all-new Anna cover! This special first printing of #3 is limited to just 1500 copies and is available at the original cover price of just $3.99!

    ANNA MERCURY Prepare for Launch Duffield
    US $5.99
    Cover: Paul Duffield
    Writer: Warren Ellis
    Art: Facundo Percio
    Readership: MR
    Format: B&W, 16 pages, one shot

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Kiss your ass goodbye on this powerful cover by Paul Duffield! Limited to just 1000 copies, this is you last chance to get a copy of the very first Anna Mercury book!

    BLACK SUMMER #7 End of an Era
    US $5.99
    Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
    Writer: Warren Ellis
    Art: Juan Jose Ryp
    Readership: MR
    Format: Full Color, 32 pages, 7 of 7

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: One of the greatest hero epics has ended and Juan Jose Ryp closes it out with this all-new special edition of #7 that limited to just 1500 copies!

    GRAVEL #3 Auxiliary
    US $3.99
    Cover: Mike Wolfer
    Writer: Warren Ellis
    Art: Oscar Jimenez
    Readership: MR
    Format: Full Color, 32 pages, monthly

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Sporting an all-new, all-gory cover by Mike Wolfer, this special first printing of #3 is limited to just 1500 copies and is available at the original cover price of just $3.99!

    WOLFSKIN Annual #1 Barbaric
    US $5.99
    Cover: Gianluca Pagliarani
    Writer: Warren Ellis
    Art: Gianluca Pagliarani
    Readership: MR
    Format: Full Color, 40 pages, one shot

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Series artist Gianluca Pagliarani brings on the blood with this special edition of the Annual #1 that is limited to just 1000 copies!

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