Kieron Gillen’s Mercury Heat Sci-Fi Epic Arrives!

MERCURY-HEAT_01_RegularUber scribe and author of comics such as The Wicked and the Divine, Three, Star Wars: Darth Vader, and Phonogram, Kieron Gillen has a brand new comic book out in shops right now.  Mercury Heat #1 is the beginning of a new ongoing space opera that tells the story of Luiza, a MERCURY-HEAT_01_ArtNouveauyoung woman that wants to be a police officer but because of an aberrant neuro-profile becomes a space bounty hunter.  Sounds like an upgrade, yes? No – this isn’t a promotion.  It is a life among the miserable and criminal on a planet that could either boil you alive or freeze you solid if you don’t stay on the horizon of the sun.

Mercury Heat is everything you expect from Kieron rolled into a sharp Avatar Press package.  It’s a violent and powerful story that will leave you wanting more.  Make sure you stop by your local comic book shop to check out this new series!

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Avatar Press New To ComiXology 7/15/15

These are the new Avatar Press digital items coming to ComiXology on Wednesday 7/15/15:

Crossed: Badlands #80

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:     The final powerful issue of Kieron Gillen’s Crossed Crossed80-Regularexploration of ancient history comes to a shocking conclusion!  The truth of the Homo Tortor is revealed and humanity’s brush with near extinction in the past is
explained.  But learning from the mistakes of the past may not save the present.  A last-ditch effort goes horribly wrong for the hopeful college student who has tracked down one potential explanation for the Crossed outbreak.  Knowledge is power, unless you are facing the horrors of the Crossed.

 

 

Crossed +100 #6

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:      The final issue of the first story arc comes to a dramatic and Crossed+100-6-regularpowerful conclusion! The truth about the Crossed outbreak and the resurgence of the miserable tribe of maniacs is revealed to Future Taylor. Alan Moore’s incredible story of the inevitable conclusion to the Crossed outbreak will shock and stun you like no other tale. This multi-layered story delivers a new brand of horror to Crossed fans at the hands of the scribe that redefined the comics medium.

 

 

 

Mercury Heat #1

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:      Blasting out of the incredible Free Comic Book Day Mercury MERCURY-HEAT_01_RegularHeat Debut comes Kieron Gillen’s World-building space epic! This ongoing monthly is pure Gillen, 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 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.

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Avatar Press New to Comic Shops 7/15/15

These are the new Avatar Press items coming to comic book shops on Wednesday 7/15/15:

Crossed: Badlands #80

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:     The final powerful issue of Kieron Gillen’s Crossed Crossed80-Regularexploration of ancient history comes to a shocking conclusion!  The truth of the Homo Tortor is revealed and humanity’s brush with near extinction in the past is Crossed80-Tortureexplained.  But learning from the mistakes of the past may not save the present.  A last-ditch effort goes horribly wrong for the hopeful college student who has tracked down one potential explanation for the Crossed outbreak.  Knowledge is power, unless you are facing the horrors of the Crossed.  Available with Regular, Wraparound, Torture, Megafauna, and Red Crossed Incentive Covers by Fernando Heinz.  Art Deco cover by Michael DiPascale.

Crossed +100 #6

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:      The final issue of the first story arc comes to a dramatic and Crossed+100-6-regularpowerful conclusion! The truth about the Crossed outbreak and the resurgence of the miserable tribe of maniacs is revealed to Future Taylor. Alan Moore’s incredible story of Crossed+100-6futuretensethe inevitable conclusion to the Crossed outbreak will shock and stun you like no other tale. This multi-layered story delivers a new brand of horror to Crossed fans at the hands of the scribe that redefined the comics medium. All the covers for the series have been planned out by Alan Moore, with the images enriching and expanding on the series. Clues and glimpses of what came before, and what might be, are found throughout the variant covers. Available with Regular, American History X Wraparound, Crossed Culture, Future Tense, as well as Retailer Incentive covers of Red Crossed and Design Sketch. Also, the New World Order Wraparound (Bagged for your safety). Due to all these special protective measures this edition is strictly limited to initial orders. Don’t miss out on the ultra-rare CGC Numbered Edition as well!

Mercury Heat #1

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:      Blasting out of the incredible Free Comic Book Day Mercury MERCURY-HEAT_01_RegularHeat Debut comes Kieron Gillen’s World-building space epic! This ongoing monthly is pure Gillen, Mercury Heat introduces the sci-fi world of the future where individuals are identified by genetic markers and MERCURY-HEAT_01_ArtNouveaupersonality types to fill roles in society, the troublemakers 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. Available with Regular, Wraparound, Art Nouveau, Excessive Force, and a special Designs Incentive Cover by series artist Omar Francia. This first issue also has a Black Leather cover, limited to just 750 copies!

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Avatar Press: Max Brooks Thursday at Comic Con!

MaxBrooks1San Diego Comic Con is in full swing today and Avatar Press is proud to have the one and only Max Brooks for two exclusive signings!

THURSDAY @ Avatar Press Booth #2701

 

3:00 – 4:00 – MAX BROOKS signing

6:00 – 7:00 – MAX BROOKS signing

In addition to the signings, Max will be hosting the Avatar Press panel!  Everything you wanted to know about Avatar will be revealed by the world’s most renowned zombie expert!  Find out about the new chapter of Extinction Parade and what Max’s favorite upcoming Avatar projects are!

Max Brooks & Avatar Press Cutting Edge Comics, Thursday, 7/9/15, 4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m., Room: 8

New York Times Bestselling AuthorMax Brooks gives the scoop on new projects and creators joining the industry’s most ground-breaking, risk-taking publisher!  Max Brooks hosts this panel and walk through the frightful world of Avatar Press comics!  Want insight into the hottest titles from such industry luminaries as Garth Ennis, Alan Moore, and Max Brooks?  Want to find out what the next Providence, Caliban, or Extinction Parade will be?  Can’t get enough Crossed, Uber, or God is Dead?   Find out what new terrors and travesties this rogue publisher will unleash in the months ahead!

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Avatar Press San Diego Exclusives On Sale Preview Night!

As the doors open today for the first time on San Diego Comic Con 2015, the running of the fans is set to begin.  Everyone has mapped out their priorities for getting those first exclusives of the con and many will be coming to the Avatar Press booth #2701 to get their hands on some very limited comics.  Stake your claim to these books and be sure to come back to get Kieron Gillen’s autograph on Uber, Crossed: Badlands, and Mercury Heat!

Mercury Heat #1 SDCC: limited to 350 copies ($9.99) 

MERCURY-HEAT_01_SDCC-600x911For those who have been waiting impatiently for Kieron Gillen and Omar Francia’s newest created sci-fi epicMercury Heat, as teased in the FCBD issue, you’ll be able to get the first issue of the series as a SDCC variant.

 

Providence #2 Weird Pulp: limited to 1000 copies ($9.99) 

Providence02-WeirdPulp-600x917Remember when issue #1 of the series was released as a Denver Comic Con variant? Well now you can complete a variant set of #1 and #2 of Alan Moore andJacen Burrows’new Lovecraft inspired tour de forceProvidence.

 

Uber #25 Brickhouse: limited to 350 copies ($9.99)

Uber25-Brickhouse-600x933Kieron Gillen is starring in many of these exclusives, so dig in. This time it’s Uber #25, limited to only 350 copies.

 

Crossed #75 School Day cover: limited to 350 copies ($9.99)

Crossed75-SchoolDay-600x927Kieron Gillen and Rafa Ortiz on Crossed #75, which initiated the Homo Tortor plotline taking us from the time of the outbreak far, far into human pre-history.

 

And for folks that can’t make it to the event, Avatar has kept a small number of books aside to sell to fans via http://www.comcav.net/collections/avatar-2015-convention-exclusives.

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Avatar Press New to ComiXology 7/8/15

These are the new Avatar Press and Boundless Comics digital items coming to ComiXology on Wednesday 7/8/15:

God is Dead #38

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:      Mike Costa has crafted some tales worthy of the ancient GodisDead38_Regmythologies that spawned them, but now something in the god ravaged world has changed.  After a hundred years of petty gods squabbling and destroying everything around them, suddenly the voices from the void are quiet.  Are all
the gods dead at last?  Or has something even more sinister come to plague a world that has already endured so much?  The most ambitious story yet unfolds in the pages of God is Dead!

 

 

 

Providence #2

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:      In this giant-size, ad-free, second issue, Alan Moore’s Providence02-regbreathtaking epic PROVIDENCE continues to weave a complex tapestry of modern horror.  With his artistic partner Jacen Burrows, they lead the main character Robert Black on the first leg of his exploration of the seedy underbelly of America.  Moore has designed every cover,
every single page, and every nuance of this work to create his most fully-realized vision to date.  There are no ads, with all 40 pages written by Moore.  Painstakingly researched, meticulously produced, this is a sequential masterpiece that will serve as important a call to the next generation of comic book writers as Watchmen did 30 years ago:  this is a definitive demonstration of just how good a comic book can be.

Boundless Comics:

Lady Death: Apocalypse #6

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:      Apocalypse wraps up in this stunning oversized final issue!  LadyDeathApoc6-RegAll stands revealed as we see that Satyricon has been pulling Queen Tormina’s strings in an effort to destroy the Blacklands. Now only Lady Death stands in his way. Will her new found powers from The Void be enough to stop the
mad demon’s apocalyptic quest? This is the final fate of the Underrealm and Lady Death. Also featuring a special pinup and behind-the-scenes gallery of art from Lady Death through the ages!

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Avatar Press New to Comic Shops 7/8/15

These are the new Avatar Press and Boundless Comics items coming to comic shops on Wednesday 7/8/15:

God is Dead #38

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:      Mike Costa has crafted some tales worthy of the ancient GodisDead38_Regmythologies that spawned them, but now something in the god ravaged world has changed.  After a hundred years of petty gods squabbling and destroying everything around them, suddenly the voices from the void are quiet.  Are all GodisDead38-Iconicthe gods dead at last?  Or has something even more sinister come to plague a world that has already endured so much?  The most ambitious story yet unfolds in the pages of God is Dead! Available with Regular & End of Days Covers by Jacen Burrows,Enchanting & Iconic Covers by Jose Luis, a Carnage Wraparound Cover by German Nobile, and a special Gilded Incentive Cover also by Burrows.

Providence #2

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:      In this giant-size, ad-free, second issue, Alan Moore’s Providence02-regbreathtaking epic PROVIDENCE continues to weave a complex tapestry of modern horror.  With his artistic partner Jacen Burrows, they lead the main character Robert Black on the first leg of his exploration of the seedy underbelly of America.  Moore has designed every cover, Providence02-portraitevery single page, and every nuance of this work to create his most fully-realized vision to date.  There are no ads, with all 40 pages written by Moore.  Painstakingly researched, meticulously produced, this is a sequential masterpiece that will serve as important a call to the next generation of comic book writers as Watchmen did 30 years ago:  this is a definitive demonstration of just how good a comic book can be. Available with Regular, Pantheon, Portrait, Dreamscape Wraparound, Women of HPL, and a special Ancient Tome Incentive cover, all by collaborator Jacen Burrows.

Boundless Comics:

Lady Death: Apocalypse #6

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:      Apocalypse wraps up in this stunning oversized final issue!  LadyDeathApoc6-RegAll stands revealed as we see that Satyricon has been pulling Queen Tormina’s strings in an effort to destroy the Blacklands. Now only Lady Death stands in his way. Will her new found powers from The Void be enough to stop the LadyDeathApoc6-Classicalmad demon’s apocalyptic quest? This is the final fate of the Underrealm and Lady Death. Also featuring a special pinup and behind-the-scenes gallery of art from Lady Death through the ages!  Available with Regular, Auxiliary,  Alternate History, and Pure Art  Covers by Juan Jose Ryp, Wraparound by Gabriel Rearte, Sultry by Marcello Mueller, and a Classical Order Incentive Cover by Marco Turini.

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Avatar Press Brings Max Brooks and Kieron Gillen to Comic Con!

MaxBrooks1Kieron Uber 1The biggest comic book event of the year is less than a week away and Avatar Press is celebrating San Diego Comic Con 2015 with two massive creator signings!  Both Max Brooks and Kieron Gillen will be signing exclusive comics and talking about their upcoming projects at the Avatar Press booth #2701 at the show.

THURSDAY

MERCURY-HEAT_01_SDCC-600x9113:00 – 4:00 – MAX BROOKS

4:30 - MAX BROOKS PANEL – Room 8

6:00 – 7:00 – MAX BROOKS

FRIDAY

11:00 to 1:00 – MAX BROOKS

2:30 to 3:30 – KIERON GILLEN

4:00 to 6:00 – MAX BROOKS

Providence02-WeirdPulp-600x917SATURDAY

11:00 to 12:30 – MAX BROOKS

12:30 to 1:30 – KIERON GILLEN

4:00 to 5:30 – MAX BROOKS

6:00 – MAX BROOKS PANEL – Room 5AB

SUNDAY

2:30 to 3:30 – KIERON GILLEN

Uber25-Brickhouse-600x933Avatar will have these great exclusive comics available while supplies last:

Mercury Heat #1 SDCC: limited to 350 copies ($9.99)

Providence #2 Weird Pulp: limited to 1000 copies ($9.99)

Uber #25 Brickhouse: limited to 350 copies ($9.99)

Crossed #75 School Day cover: limited to 350 copies ($9.99)

*Please note – Garth Ennis is not an Avatar guest for Comic Con this year.  The previous article headline was a typo.

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Happy Independence Day from Avatar Press!

crossedgetinfectedCROSSED_GET_INFECTEDAs comic fans in the United States settle in for a big Independence Day celebration on the fourth of July, everyone at Avatar Press would like to wish you a happy holiday that is safe from The Crossed!  From the creators, employees, and contributors that make the most cutting edge independent comics out there, enjoy this little slice of patriotic Crossed imagery.

And remember…there is no help, there is no hope.

There is only the Crossed.

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Avatar San Diego Comic Con Exclusives!

The biggest comic book event of the year is almost upon us and Avatar Press is celebrating San Diego Comic Con with some fantastic show exclusives:

Mercury Heat #1 SDCC: limited to 350 copies ($9.99) 

MERCURY-HEAT_01_SDCC-600x911For those who have been waiting impatiently for Kieron Gillen and Omar Francia’s newest created sci-fi epic Mercury Heat, as teased in the FCBD issue, you’ll be able to get the first issue of the series as a SDCC variant.

 

Providence #2 Weird Pulp: limited to 1000 copies ($9.99) 

Providence02-WeirdPulp-600x917Remember when issue #1 of the series was released as a Denver Comic Con variant? Well now you can complete a variant set of #1 and #2 of Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows’new Lovecraft inspired tour de force Providence.

 

Uber #25 Brickhouse: limited to 350 copies ($9.99)

Uber25-Brickhouse-600x933Kieron Gillen is starring in many of these exclusives, so dig in. This time it’s Uber #25, limited to only 350 copies.

 

Crossed #75 School Day cover: limited to 350 copies ($9.99)

Crossed75-SchoolDay-600x927Kieron Gillen and Rafa Ortiz on Crossed #75, which initiated the Homo Tortor plotline taking us from the time of the outbreak far, far into human pre-history.

 

Make sure you stop by the Avatar Press booth #2701 to meet your favorite creators and snag these sure to be sold out exclusive comics!

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