The October issue of Previews is out in stores today and with it comes the exciting listing for the first new War Stories trade collection in years. Garth Ennis’ powerful tales of the horror and drama within bloody conflicts throughout time is here. This volume collects the first nine issues of the Avatar ongoing series into a beautiful and moving edition.
War Stories Vol 3 TPB:
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This volume of Garth Ennis’ powerful War Stories series features tales ripped from the pages of history itself delivering a horrifying and riveting look at some of the most brutal battles throughout time. This essential tome includes three stories of battle written by Ennis and illustrated by Thomas Aria including:
Castles in the Sky: A horrifying tale of early bomber pilots and their incredibly difficult missions during wartime. Thrust into the sky with a new team of soldiers these brave men learn quickly the horrors of aerial combat over the skies of Germany. With art by Matt Martin and Keith Burns.
Children of Israel: In 1973, the Golan Heights was the home to the most brutal tank warfare in history. As a young nation of Israel faced the imposing forces of the Syrian army, the true mettle of these soldiers would be tested as never before. With art by Tomas Aira.
The Last German Winter: February 1945: as the Soviet war machine crashes into eastern Germany on a tidal wave of carnage and revenge, a mother and her children join the flood of refugees struggling to stay ahead of the invaders. But the realities of battle are dreadful to behold, and what the little family find waiting for them is deadlier than any mythical dragon. Worse still, the strange figures who appear from the deep woods are far from being knights in shining armour- and in these dark times, the price of salvation may just be too much to bear. With art by Tomas Aira.
This volume collects War Stories #1 – 9 of the ongoing comic book series.
Ask your local comics retailer to reserve a copy for you today!
This is the new Avatar Press digital item coming to ComiXology on Wednesday 9/23/15:
War Stories Vol 2 New Edition
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: A new re-mastered edition of the second volume of the original War Stories, written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, Crossed, The Boys) and featuring art by some of comics’ all-time greats. Volume 2 features:
J for Jenny
Drawn by David Lloyd (V for Vendetta). The nightly operations of an RAF Lancaster bomber are dangerous enough, but discord among the crew could mean their end.
Drawn by Cam Kennedy (Rogue Trooper). In the western desert, an SAS patrol wreaks in night-time raids against German units- but their leader holds a dark secret all his own.
Drawn by Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd). During the brutal Spanish Civil War, four soldiers from four different armies find they have a lot in common- but not quite enough to end the conflict.
Drawn by Gary Erskine (Dan Dare). A down on his luck RAF pilot runs afoul of his commanding officer, and ends up “volunteering” for a terrifying one-way trip.
Features an afterword by Ennis in which the real-life inspiration for the stories is revealed.
This is the new Avatar Press item coming to local comic book shops on Wednesday 9/23/15:
God is Dead Vol 6 TPB
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The Titans are on the verge of being driven back into
imprisonment, but a cornered animal is very dangerous. Now their ultimate ally has been called and Gaia, the mother of titans and the very Earth itself has come to their aid. What force can stand against the very soul of the world? The threads of the God is Dead universe finally are woven together in an unforgettable arc as “American Gods” joins the primary storyline and Gabby, the girl who would be a god, must meets her final destiny. The God is Dead world is an incredible mashup of modern mythology that has to be seen to believed! This volume collects issues #31 – 36 of the ongoing God is Dead series.
Ask your local comic shop retailer to reserve a copy for you today!
Horror icon Mike Wolfer has delivered a powerful Crossed: Badlands arc called “The Lesser of Two Evils.” The story is leading toward an epic conclusion in the upcoming pages of Crossed: Badlands #86.
A band of survivors that have taken over a partially collapsed overpass have welcomed two stragglers into their fold. These two women come with experience via a fictional “zombie survival guide” and under the guise of helping the people survive in their corner of the apocalypse. But things are not always as they seem as the ulterior motive and masterful manipulation begin to play out. Now with the alliances within the camp are disintegrating and the call of the Crossed is nearing. A classic who dunnit tale concludes as we find out exactly what happens where there is no help and there is no hope…
Ask your local comic shop owner to get copies Crossed Badlands #80 – 85 to catch up on this pivotal arc today!
Horror fans are discovering Alan Moore’s modern horror masterpiece, Providence in local comic shops. The series is one of Moore’s most immersive works and in true Lovecraftian style it is building a sense of creeping dread that is palpable. Scholars and readers are evaluating the manuscripts trying to decipher the hidden clues and locations that tell the story beneath the story within its pages. It is artist Jacen Burrows masterpiece of illustration as he meticulously weaves Moore’s web into a visual powerhouse. Fans of traditional horror and especially of the masters like Lovecraft must pick up this series to see why it is being called “The Watchmen of Horror.”
Providence #1 -4 are available in local comic shops and digitally on ComiXology now. Pick up these issues and discover the horror event of the year!
This is the new Avatar Press digital item coming to ComiXology on Wednesday 9/16:
War Stories Vol 1 GN
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Fully re-mastered, these stunning works have never looked so good. Featuring some of the finest war comics ever done, with scripts by Garth Ennis (Preacher, Crossed, The Boys) and art by some of the biggest names in comics. Collected in Volume 1 are: Johann’s Tiger – Drawn by Chris Weston (The Filth). A German tank crew face their own damnation in the twilight of the Second World War, as old ghosts and old sins catch up with them. D-Day Dodgers – Drawn by John Higgins (Pride & Joy). British soldiers in the remote Italian campaign find themselves fighting a forgotten war, while others closer to home reap the glory. Screaming Eagles – Drawn by Dave Gibbons (Watchmen). Exhausted by years of combat, American paratroopers come to the end of the road and are suddenly granted a strange reward. Nightingale – Drawn by David Lloyd (V for Vendetta). A Royal Navy escort ship on the nightmarish Arctic convoy run hits trouble- and only the ultimate sacrifice will earn her crew redemption.
Kieron Gillen’s powerful tale of the Crossed in the present and far flung past is being collected into the Crossed Vol 14 TPB this Fall. The series spun out of the festivities for the 2015 C-Day events earlier this year. Now retailers are preparing their orders for a volume that sees one of today’s hottest writers deliver a powerful depiction of the most grueling horror story being published in comics.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Kieron Gillen (Uber, Wicked & Devine) takes the horrors of the Crossed back to the ancient past where 75,000 years ago humanity came as close as it has ever come to being purged from the Earth. There were as few as 2000 humans remaining. This is historical fact. Why it came to this is generally blamed on super-volcano Toba causing a minor ice-age. But that’s not the full story. That is not the history of the Homo Tortor, i.e. Man The Torturer. This empire before the beginning of time, that sends raiding parties gathering other Homo species and enormous mega-fauna, invented cruelty, refined domination, and perfected killing. And they think their power will last forever. There is no help, there is no hope. There is only the Crossed. This volume collects issues #75 – 80 of the ongoing Crossed: Badlands series. Available in paperback and hardcover editions.
Ask your local comic shop to reserve a copy of this pivotal arc for you today!
It’s a Crossed week in local comic book shops as issues of the ongoing Badlands series and the Alan Moore created +100 are on shelves. Ever since the first issue of Crossed debuted, fans have flocked to the series that provides the most horrifying uncensored look at a post apocalyptic future. This week fans can pick their poison with stories from the modern Crossed world or the far flung future 100 years after C-Day.
Crossed: Badlands #85: As the procurement team from the bridge reach their goal of the Pharm-Rite drug store and face the unthinkable horrors awaiting them, the alliances of those they left behind with newcomers Morgan and Olivia begin to erode. Following the “gospel” of the women’s survival guide, the survivors on the bridge and on the ground find their once sound confederacy unraveling. But which is worse- The maniacal, natural urges of the Crossed, or cold, calculated murder by someone who is uninfected?
Crossed +100 #8: Simon Spurrier continues to deliver a dire new tale based on Crossed100n8-Regularthe extensive world-building notes from Alan Moore! A few years after the events of the first Crossed +100 arc, Future attempts to prepare the people of Murfreesboro for the horrors she saw. But an exploratory balloon ride to the outlying settlements provides an ominous warning that the relative peace that the surviving humans managed to scrape together has begun to crumble. Every nuance of this series has been inspired by the masterfully detailed outlines of Alan Moore.
And for even more Crossed – don’t forget to visit ComiXology before 9/20 to catch up on digital issues for a fantastic 7th Anniversary price – Crossed digital back issues for $.99 or a massive 108 comic library for $79.99 https://www.comixology.com/Crossed-Anniversary-Bundle/bundle/1075
Garth Ennis’ unforgettable horror series, Crossed, celebrates seven years of terror filled comics with an incredible digital sale. This week only through 9/13 readers can get Crossed digital back issues for $.99 or a massive 108 comic library for $79.99 here on ComiXology: https://www.comixology.com/Crossed-Anniversary-Bundle/bundle/1075
If you are a fan of all things frightening, you owe it to yourself to read the most visceral uncensored horror comic of all time. When a plague that turns ordinary humans into raving lunatics bent on violating the most heinous acts imaginable, small groups of survivors attempt to escape certain misery at the hands of monstrous mobs. This series is unlike any you’ve read before and pushes the boundary of true grueling horror.
Be warned – Crossed is not for the feint of heart but it will forever change how you look at horror comics. There is no help. There is no hope. There is only the Crossed.
Kieron Gillen is well known for his incredible work on the terror filled altered history war title Uber, but his newest creation, Mercury Heat, delivers a harrowing fast paced tale of murder in the far flung future. Luiza has a very special psych profile. She’s one shade away from being a psychopath according to her neuro profile results. But that hasn’t stopped her from using her unique skills to become a bounty hunter on the rolling cyber wild west horror that is the planet Mercury.
This series appeals to fans of hard sci-fi, action, adventure, and grand space opera. If you are looking for a fresh story that is certain to captivate and entertain, ask your local comic shop retailer to reserve copies of the first few issues for you. Mercury Heat #3 is available everywhere today!