Christos Gage’s new Crossed: Badlands arc continues with the second chapter of the “Quisling” story. Fans of Gage’s hard boiled crime style are in for a treat as he turns his attention to telling the story of the worst kind of traitor. One who not only turns on his friends but on his entire race as he barters his own twisted life for the sadistic pleasure the Crossed take in murdering the non-infected.
But most striking of all is the presence of the alpha-Crossed, Smokey. In a very short number of issues this physically imposing and focused monster has become a fan favorite among the growing list of Crossed personalities. With his ability to delay gratification, this nightmare creature could indeed spell the end for a world trying to survive the homicidal lunatics that now populate it.
Crossed: Badlands continues to deliver Garth Ennis’ visceral vision of survival horror. Get your copy now before the infection spreads to your local comic shop.
Alan Moore and Malcolm McLaren’s time lost twisted fairy tale comes to a dramatic conclusion. Joni is starting a fashion revolution. He’s thrown out Celestine’s sexually repressive designs in favor of something that invites expression. But is the world ready to deal with the results of openly promiscuous dress? And how will the madams deal with the change…is that violence in the air?
Doll’s ultimate fate plays out before us in a way that only Alan Moore could dictate. Written during his most revolutionary time period alongside Watchmen, Fashion Beast joins the ranks of Moore masterpieces and must read tales. Get the last chapter in comic shops this Wednesday!
Out this week by Kieron Gillen and Caanan White. Check with your local retailer!
The third issue of Kieron Gillen & Caanan White’s Uber is finally out this week! Fans have been eagerly awaiting the next installment of this year’s most brutal war comic. Hitler just ordered the mass murder of thousands of Russian POWs by Battleship Siegfried. Now Stephanie’s desperate flight out of Germany with the Uber secret brings the Allies one step closer to their own super soldiers. But the Germans have a huge head start and a madman directing them to deliver “opera” to the world.
Don’t miss out on what is sure to be another immediate sell out of this hot new series. Check with your retailer early to make sure you have a copy of Uber #2 ready and waiting for you this Wednesday!
It’s a new month and a new volume of Previews is out with the upcoming Avatar comics and trades. In June for August shipping we have some huge projects that are going to be heating up the summer with some sizzling stories.
Finally Alan Moore’s Fashion Beast is collected into a 256 page trade paperback and an exclusive direct comic market hardcover edition! Everyone has been raving about this uncovered story gem from 1985 that just recently has seen the light of day. Fashion Beast is the must have trade paperback of the month!
And alongside the Alan Moore classic is a new volume of terror with Crossed Vol 6 collection. With stories by Garth Ennis, Simon Spurrier, and David Lapham – this collection is one of the best yet. Be prepared for the Crossed epidemic by reading these terrifying tales before the infection reaches you.
Max Brooks’ exciting new zombies vs. vampires series, Extinction Parade, launched to much excitement in the June shipping issue of Previews. The first issue is scheduled to be on sale June 19th – the day before World War Z opens theatrically in the US. And already fans and retailers have recognized that this series could be the next big horror franchise in comics. Max Brooks’ novels have sold millions of copies and continue to be some of the most sought after zombie fiction in print. Extinction Parade is following in those footsteps with the immediate pre-sell out and allocation of the Leather cover on issue #1.
Diamond Comic Distributors is being allocated for the first issue of the Leather edition – meaning that retailers will have to make some challenging decisions on how to fill demand with their customers. Avatar is encouraging readers to get your orders in for the series with your local comic shop as soon as possible. All signs are pointing to copies potentially selling out before the local on-sale date for the book.
Don’t miss out on Max Brooks’ latest monster hit, Extinction Parade!
The Phoenix Comicon featured the first appearance of the Uber creative duo signing for a very excited fan base. Kieron Gillen and Caanan White met readers of their series, discussed the upcoming story developments, and signed mountains of copies. Among the great products that were offered was a very limited Uber Insignia Set of three covers which gave fans the ultimate in super rare collectibles. This $100 retail set immediately turned up on eBay for up to three times its cost for fans that were unable to attend the show.
But…savvy fans know that they can get the set while it lasts from the Comic Cavalcade store here: http://www.comcav.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_332_333&products_id=13215.
Add it to your collection or flip it for big bucks. Either way, enjoy this new series at the beginning and hold on for the terrifying results of the first Uber vs Uber battle coming soon…
The creators have arrived. The booth is nearly done. And the fans are waiting to get in to the first night of the 2013 Phoenix Comic Con. This year promises to be very special with Avatar bringing a host of fantastic talent to the show. Absolution creator Christos Gage, Crossed Wish You Were Here writer Si Spurrier, and the entire Uber creative team of Kieron Gillen and Caanan White are headlining the convention. Each will be signing comics, talking about their projects, and trading barbs as they entertain fans at this year’s show.
If you aren’t able to get out to the desert for the show, you can still participate by following Rich Johnston’s updates on www.bleedingcool.com and you can order the limited edition exclusives here – http://www.comcav.com/cart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=179_343
Avatar welcomes our special guests to Phoenix Comicon for what is sure to be a huge comic book party. With superstar artists and writers in attendance, we are looking forward to spending time with the fans and introducing everyone to the exciting new projects on the horizon. Join us in welcoming these fantastic creators!
Simon Spurrier – Crossed Wish You Were Here, Crossed Badlands, Crossed Annual, and other big upcoming Avatar special projects!
Christos Gage – Absolution, Absolution Rubicon, Crossed Badlands, and big new projects coming soon!
Kieron Gillen – writer of Uber and several new upcoming Avatar projects!
Caanan White – hot new artist on Uber!
Rich Johnston – internet rablerouser, Bleeding Cool guru, and host of the Bleeding Cool Fan Awards.