These are the new Avatar Press digital items coming to ComiXology on Wednesday 1/27/16:
Crossed: Wish You Were Here Vol 3 GN
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Manipulation, deceit, and petty politics rule the plague survivors living off the Scottish coast and pretending their isolated island is safe from the Crossed. But every day brings them closer to a horrible reckoning and the truth behind Shaky’s past begins to reveal his hidden nature. Now the island dreamers have met up with a society living upon a floating city of derelict boats. But the feeling that something very bad is about to happen is palpable. And the survivors must decide if they should trust in their new allies or treat the uninfected with as much caution as the insane Crossed maniacs. This is the story of the search for meaning in in a world filled with homicidal lunatics. There is no help. There is no hope. There’s only the Crossed. – Collects the third chapter of the runaway hit webcomic from www.crossedcomic.com.
Freakangels Vol 5 GN
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Twenty-three years ago, twelve strange children were born in England at exactly the same moment. Six years ago, the world ended. Today, eleven strange 23-year-olds are living in and defending Whitechapel, maybe the last real settlement in flooded London. They’ve made a new friend, and together they’ve successfully defended their home from outside attackers, a ghost from the past, and threats from within. In Volume Five, everything you thought you knew about the ‘Angels is wrong. In fact, much of what they thought was true simply hadn’t been sufficiently examined. While Alice keeps watch over Whitechapel from the watchtower, the twelve reunited Freakangels down below are forced to re-examine their lives… and their deaths!
So you’re snowed in for the weekend with nothing to do but watch the flakes fall. Why not make it an Avatar weekend and grab a few of these horrifying tales to warm up your chilly nights?
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: SUPERGOD: praying to be saved by a man who can fly will get you killed. From the creator of THE AUTHORITY and PLANETARY comes the craziest and most horrifying superhero comic you’ve ever read! In the world of SUPERGOD, superhumans are the ultimate expression of the Messiah complex, and scientists can build Messiahs who will fly down from the skies to save the world. No-one thought about how they’d do it — or even if they’d want to. So begins the apocalyptic tomorrow of SUPERGOD — the story of how supermen killed us all and ended the world just because we wanted to be rescued by human-shaped things from beyond Science itself! Take every superhero comic ever published, shove them into a nuclear-powered blender, soak it in bad vodka and set the whole thing alight — and SUPERGOD will crawl out and eat your brain!
ABSOLUTION VOL 1 TPB
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: ABSOLUTION introduces John Dusk, a superhero in a world where they’re a sanctioned arm of law enforcement. But this veteran hero has been scarred by his exposure to man’s infinite capacity for evil, and he’s seen one too many perpetrators escape justice. One day he crosses the line…lets a murderer die…and discovers it feels good. Surrounded by sociopaths, both human and superhuman, who he knows will prey on others if they’re not stopped – permanently – how far will he go, knowing every step he takes puts him further on a collision course with his teammates Alpha and The Servant, not to mention his homicide detective girlfriend? Drawing on his experience writing for TV crime dramas like Law & Order: SVU, and his years of acclaimed work on comics like G.I. Joe: Cobra, StormWatch: PHD, and Avengers: The Initiative, Gage and artist Roberto Viacava bring you a riveting, no-punches-pulled saga that fans of shows like The Shield and Dexter, or comics such as Powers and Sleeper, won’t be able to put down. He wants to be forgiven…but he doesn’t want to stop.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Master storyteller GARTH ENNIS and Fashion Beast artist FACUNDO PERCIO team up to deliver a haunting new epic of science fiction horror. The crew of the Caliban travels hyperspace on nothing more than a routine trip for the giant vessel. Just human beings that have been inside a bit too long, confident of no other life in the Galaxy, and all the vastness of space to remind them how far they are from home. But when an impossible accident suddenly causes the Caliban to slam into an abandoned alien ship, a nightmare in space begins to unfold. Ennis delivers his unique brand of flawed characters, spot-on dialog, and trademark flare for the unexpected in a new tale in the vein of Alien.
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In the first issue of the third arc of Crossed +100 (#13), author Simon Spurrier takes our intrepid hero Future Taylor five years forward into the future. No…we didn’t rename it Crossed +105 but we do have a story that takes the already strange and terrifying world of tomorrow and further intensifies the growing Crossed tide of evolution. Spurrier has seamlessly stepped into the footsteps of Alan Moore and has taken the amazing world he built in frightening directions. Now as we cross the threshold of the future, you can only imagine what new horrors await the remnants of humanity as the Crossed Nation begins to expand.
If you are looking for something wholly different from the other comics being published today, try out Crossed +100. From the genius mind of Alan Moore you’ll discover new visions of what tomorrow could look like and learn a new way of speaking with a language all its own. Ask your local retailer to reserve a copy of Crossed +100 #13 for you today!
Max Bemis has been delivering some startling stories in the pages of Crossed: Badlands. But none hit quite so squarely upon the comic collecting world as his two part story in Crossed: Badlands #91 – 92. The conclusion of this tale of depravity in a comic shop is in stores today and will leave a lasting impression on you.
This isn’t your average Crossed story – truth be told its more of an indictment on some survivors than anything directly related to the infection. When a group of the usual suspects at a local comic shop survives C-Day they start out on a twisted path that ultimately ends in horror and vengeance. Add to that the new comic book adventures of the “Anti-Crossed” and you’ll be reading a pivotal chapter in the Crossed mythos.
Ask your local comic shop to reserve copies of these two powerful issues and find out just how horrible a Crossed world can be.
These are the new Avatar Press digital items coming to ComiXology on Wednesday 1/20/16:
Crossed: Badlands #92
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Say Anything singer and songwriter, Max Bemis, delivers a visceral story of Crossed misery that will leave you scarred for life. Every survivor knows that there is nothing but wretchedness awaiting them in a Crossed world. But despite the hate and fear that rule the infected domain, love still finds a way to creep into even the direst of circumstances. Is there hope for more than survival in a world of maniacs?
Crossed +100 #13
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Simon Spurrier kicks things up a notch in the third arc of Alan Moore’s incredibly original Crossed future exploration! This issue features another time jump forward and fresh startling discoveries for Future Taylor! Humanity is on the offensive and having surprising success. Could there finally be an end in sight?
Crossed: Wish You Were Here Vol 2 GN
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: A group of Crossed plague survivors off the Scottish coast defend their isolated island and pretend that they are safe from the gleeful violent misery of the Crossed. Shaky has manipulated his fellow castaways into sending him away from the faux safety of the camp and into the ravages of the Crossed world. His desire to be rid of the infighting and petty squabbling puts him in a much deadlier world but his ultimate goals go beyond the survival and denial of those living on the Coast of Cava. This is his story, the search for meaning in in a world filled with homicidal maniacs. There is no hope. There’s only the Crossed. Collects the second chapter of the runaway hit webcomic from www.crossedcomic.com.
Freakangels Vol 4 GN
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Twenty-three years ago, twelve strange children were born in England at exactly the same moment. Six years ago, the world ended. Today, eleven strange 23-year-olds are living in and defending Whitechapel, maybe the last real settlement in flooded London. They’ve made a new friend, and together they successfully defended their home from raiders – but the post-apocalyptic drowned London that the eleven Freakangels survive in is never a safe place, and never surrounded by friends. In fact, there’s a serial killer stalking in their midst, and one of their own has broken their most valued rule. Volume Four of award-winning author Warren Ellis’ ongoing web comic, Freakangels, is here!
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These are the new Avatar Press items coming to your local comic shop on Wednesday 1/20/16:
Crossed: Badlands #92
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Say Anything singer and songwriter, Max Bemis, delivers a visceral story of Crossed misery that will leave you scarred for life. Every survivor knows that there is nothing but wretchedness awaiting them in a Crossed world. But despite the hate and fear that rule the infected domain, love still finds a way to creep into even the direst of circumstances. Is there hope for more than survival in a world of maniacs? Available with Regular & Torture Covers by Christian Zanier, Wraparound Cover by Daniel Gete, C-Day Worldwide Cover by German Nobile, Art Deco Cover by Michael Dipascale, and Red Crossed Incentive Cover also by Zanier.
Crossed +100 #13
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Spurrier kicks things up a notch in the third arc of Alan Moore’s incredibly original Crossed future exploration! This issue features another time jump forward and fresh startling discoveries for Future Taylor! Humanity is on the offensive and having surprising success. Could there finally be an end in sight?
Several special themed covers continue to enrich the series:
*American History X Wraparound – Each of these will depict a specific time in the past hundred years, showing how things have changed and offering a peek at some key events.Each cover will display the year in which it takes place to help build the full picture.Art by Christian Zanier.
*Crossed Wires – The Crossed just don’t see or make things the same way a person would, these images celebrate that day-to-day madness.Art by Christian Zanier.
*Disastered – These will show how America has changed since the original Crossed outbreak.Art by Christian Zanier.
*Horrific Homage – What if the Crossed were there from the very beginning of comics?This edition will be an Homage to a great Golden Age cover. Art by Michael DiPascale.
*Wishful Fiction – The evolution of science-fiction would have been very different with the Crossed as we show you here! Art by Jacen Burrows.
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Fans of David Lapham have an awesome library of Avatar Press trades to read. His works run the gamut from incredibly disturbing as in Crossed: Psychopath to uniquely quirky in Dan The Unharmable. But one of his most horrifying titles was the supernatural fright fest of Caligula.
In Caligula and Caligula Vol 2: Heart of Rome, we meet Felix, an unlucky peasant boy who falls under the thrall of the demon. Felix seeks revenge for the brutal slaying of his family, but he finds even more atrocities by the side of the possessed emperor. And when the time comes for his final vengeance…something more than earthly desire compels him.
If you have not read these volumes, they are a must have addition to your Avatar Press collection. Lapham is unparalleled in his ability to disturb and these stories will have you reading them with the lights on at night. Stop by your local comic shop or find the collections on Amazon today.
Simon Spurrier stepped in to Crossed +100 to pick up the reins of the story from departing master architect Alan Moore. Using Moore’s meticulous notes and world building scheme, Spurrier entered the future world of Crossed +100 and took the story into fascinating new directions. Now the second arc of this innovative new title is collected and comic shops are placing their order for the volume now.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Alan Moore’s redefining of the Crossed universe 100 years in the future continues with his hand selected successor, Crossed: Wish You Were Here scribe, Simon Spurrier. Future Tayler’s world was devastated by the realization that one of her closest friends led to the devastation of Chooga. Now as she helps a new town of survivors prepare for the organized attack of the evolved Crossed, she realizes that her best efforts may not be enough. The Crossed have a plan and they are coming. No amount of wishful fiction will prevent the conflict to come. The Crossed +100 series is a self-contained whole new world; no prior knowledge of the Crossed series is needed. Crossed +100 Vol 2 TP contains the continuing story originally presented in issues #7 – 12 of the ongoing comic book series.
Crossed +100 Vol 2 TPB will be on sale in March at your local comic shop and on Amazon. It is available in both hardcover and paperback – ask your retailer to reserve a copy for you today.
The first collection of Kieron Gillen’s frenetic sci-fi series, Mercury Heat, is currently available for order in the January issue of Previews. This initial collection presents the first six issues of the story into a great trade perfect for your bookshelf. Join Luiza on her quest to become a police officer in the far flung future all the while trying to tame the psychotic neuro profile that categorized her as a shade away from psychotic. This is the series you’ve been waiting for – filled with ruthless cyborgs, runaway technology, and robotic terrorists!
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Kieron Gillen blasts into an all new epic sci-fi series, Mercury Heat! Gillen’s work has gained a massive following from titles like Uber, The Wicked and the Divine, and Darth Vader. Now he takes you to Mercury, a slow turning planet where you can outrun the sunrise along with the blistering heat it brings. This is the new frontier of space, where humanity’s insatiable need for energy is being fueled by Mercury. It’s a tough environment and it attracts a rough crowd. So Luiza is bringing her own heat as a cop on Mercury, since she’s just a bit too intense to be one on Earth. Mercury Heat introduces the sci-fi world of the future where individuals are identified by genetic markers and personality types to fill roles in society, the troublemakers seem to end up on Mercury. Luiza wanted to help people, she wanted with all her heart to be a police officer. But the automated Grapevine system had other plans for her. There are only a few legal options for someone branded with her neuroprofile. As an adult Luiza’s dream came true – just on Mercury where she enforces laws with extreme prejudice as a bounty agent in a world of hard-as-nails miners and cyborgs. This volume collects issues #1 – 6 of the ongoing Mercury Heat comic book series and the Free Comic Book Day Edition.
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Simon Spurrier’s four volume story about the life and trials of Shaky was one of the most powerful entries into the world of the Crossed. Unlike other shorter tales, this long form story allowed us to really get to know the flawed young writer as he attempted to live among the other survivors on their island escape. But more than anything it felt like we watched something raw come to life in the pages of this story. Initially the likeable character showed what was really on the inside and the world around him fell to pieces. Somehow, amid the carnage, it felt right. And now this classic story is finally available in digital collections from ComiXology beginning tomorrow.
If you haven’t followed in Shaky’s footsteps, you should do so now. It is one of a kind and it is sure to move you, make you laugh, and ultimately utterly horrify you.