AVATAR PRESS Solicitations for OCTOBER 2012

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October 2012

Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath #1

Written By: David Hine

Art By: German Erramouspe

Cover By: Raulo Caceres

Description: Set in the excess of the late 1970s we follow the world as it has evolved with the zombie threat, a disaster they thought they had under control. When the city is locked down with quarantine, a group of survivors finds out the hard way that even with the undead, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. And in this case it means a female punk rock zombie fetishist has to grow up in a hurry when her hedonistic boyfriend is bitten by a real ghoul. No more fun and games — it’s time for a horror tale that rips you out of the safe zone with a fast paced violent survival story. Available with Regular Wraparound, or Gore cover by Raulo Caceres, a special Terror Retailer Incentive by Caceres, and ultra-limited, fully-painted, original art cover on this month’s NLD Day of the Undead graphic novel that is also a Retailer Incentive for this issue.

32 pages, $3.99.

Night of the Living Dead: Day of the Undead GN

Written By: Mike Wolfer

Art By: Mike Wolfer

Cover By: Matt Busch

Description: The ultimate zombie sampler graphic novel for only $2.99! This book contains three self-contained stories from horror master Mike Wolfer, one from each of the first three Night of the Living Dead collections. A perfect way to get introduced to the classic NLD stories from Avatar right as the new ongoing series launches! Retailers: Please note this is a special introductory product that will not be kept in print, so order all you need now to feed the zombie loving hordes!

64 pages, $2.99.

Night of the Living Dead Volume 1 TP (New Printing)

Written By: John Russo and Mike Wolfer

Art By: Sebastian Fiumara and Edison George

Cover By: Jacen Burrows

Description: The first eight issues of the fully-authorized series of color comics are included here along with a horrific cover gallery! This is the story everyone was dying to see: a prequel to the original film from the original creator and script co-writer John Russo! We heard the eyewitness accounts and were shocked by the television news reports, but now for the first time we will experience the horrifying events which led to that first Night Of The Living Dead! A strange mist brings the unburied dead back to life, hungry for the flesh of the living! There is nowhere safe to run and no one could possibly prepare for the onslaught of the ghouls, thirsting for human blood! This incredible prequel to the blockbuster classic 1968 NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD film gives new insight into many of the film’s characters and locations, including horrific encounters at the farm house and Beekman’s diner and introduces us for the first time to The Cemetery Zombie, Sheriff McClellan, the zombie girl Karen, and NOTLD hero, Ben!

192 pages, $24.99.

Fashion Beast #2

Written By: Alan Moore

Art By: Facundo Percio

Cover By: Facundo Percio

Description: Alan Moore and Malcolm McLaren’s historic re-imaging of Beauty and the Beast continues! Doll doesn’t fit in anywhere. And when fate seems to wash her in the direction of the mysterious unseen benefactor, Celestine, she discovers that the all-too glitzy fashion world with its glamour and excess is home to a brand of horror that the self-obsessed ignore until it is too late. Stunningly illustrated by Facundo Percio and scripted by long-time Moore collaborator, Antony Johnston, this series delivers Alan Moore’s vision down to the letter and will change the way you look at fables for the rest of your life! Available with a Regular or Wraparound Cover by series artist Facundo Percio or Haute Couture Incentive (by Percio) or the very rare Tarot (by Paul Duffield) Incentive cover.

32 pages, $3.99.

Crossed Volume 4 Badlands TP

Written By: Garth Ennis and Jamie Delano

Art By: Jacen Burrows and Leandro Rizzo

Cover By: Jacen Burrows

Description: The best-selling Crossed collections continue here with Vol 4, collecting Crossed: Badlands #1-9. Two tales of terror from the most vicious landscape in modern horror, written by groundbreaking graphic novelists Garth Ennis and Jamie Delano! When the worldwide outbreak transforms most of humanity into murderous psychopaths, the uninfected survivors are driven by desperation to the very brink of sanity and morality. In Scotland, a young man devastated by the traumatic death of his wife struggles to survive the roving bands of Crossed at his heels. Meanwhile, three small groups of survivors in the marshy Florida Everglades — haunted by personal demons, driven by primal fears and all-too-human desires — find themselves on a collision course guaranteed to leave bloody, fiery destruction in their wake… Available with a Trade Paperback, Hard Cover, and a special Signed Hard Cover Edition (limited to 1,000 copies and signed by Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows) all featuring covers by Jacen Burrows!

Softcover, 240 pages, $24.99; Hardcover, 240 pages, $32.99.

Crossed: Badlands #15

Written By: David Hine

Art By: Georges Duarte

Cover By: Raulo Caceres and Oscar Jimenez

Description: David Hine continues a lesson in horror that you won’t be able to forget! The Crossed have invaded “Stumptown” and if you thought the population had a problem with amputations before, they have a new level of separation anxiety with the Crossed applying their zealous brand of random bloody violence! While the students of the Creative Writing Retreat attempt to act out their true personalities according to the reclusive writer Gideon Wells, they soon find out that make believe transcendence is nothing compared to the release of the inner self that the Crossed disease brings with it. Blood and horror are your only companions when a horde of monsters force you to face the true nature locked within each of us. Available with a Regular or Torture cover by Raulo Caceres a Wraparound by Oscar Jimenez, and a special Red Crossed Incentive by Burrows.

32 pages, $3.99.

Crossed: Badlands #16

Written By: David Hine

Art By: Georges Duarte

Cover By: Raulo Caceres and Oscar Jimenez

Description: A story that takes all of our fears about interpersonal relationships and throws them in a bloody blender. It’s no longer an exercise in self-discovery for our group of egotistical young writers. Now it’s a lesson in survival and sheer horror as they see their hidden inner desires and excesses turned real as the Crossed virus lets them look at the monsters within. There is no hope. There is no help. There is only the Crossed. Available with a Regular, Wraparound, or Torture cover by Raulo Caceres, and a special Red Crossed Incentive by Caceres.

32 pages, $3.99.

Ferals #9

Written By: David Lapham

Art By: Gabriel Andrade

Cover By: Gabriel Andrade

Description: Dale Chesnutt and his new partner Pia are trying to settle into their new undercover lives. But living in a town that appears to have many other Ferals is a dangerous job. With the FBI whispering in his ear and a growing feral ferocity changing him in ways he doesn’t understand, he beings to understand that the Feral threat is much wider spread than they thought. Available with a Regular, Wraparound, Gore, and special Slashed Incentive cover by series artist Gabriel Andrade.

32 pages, $3.99.

Dan the Unharmable #6

Written By: David Lapham

Art By: Rafael Ortiz

Cover By: Rafael Ortiz

Description: Think you are having a bad day? Why don’t you try to escape from a den of sycophantic lunatics with a “scroticular claw” clamped over your manjigglies and a trio of underage girls calling you daddy? Not so funny now is it? The first story arc of crime-writing legend David Lapham comes to an amazing over-the-top violently explosive and morphine induced close. Anyone looking for a book that stands out as something insanely different from the usual comicy chattel will enjoy the gonzo adventures of the world’s most indestructible slacker. Available with a Regular, Wraparound, and special Retro Incentive cover by series artist Rafael Ortiz.

32 pages, $3.99.

Hero Worship #4

Written By: Zak Penn and Scott Murphy

Art By: Michael Dipascale

Cover By: Michael Dipascale

Description: Adam thinks his life is over. His big chance to be a superhero alongside his idol, Zenith, has turned into a nightmare that saw several people die right in front of him. Hoping to get perspective from his mentor, Adam soon finds that the fantasy veil of Zenith’s public persona has been wiped away and he is getting a painful peek behind the curtain. When questions about motivation and responsibility turn to violence, Adam soon finds that the Zenith Corporation has a very tight hold on the media and what is presented as “the truth.” With the government stepping in to the picture it is only a matter of time before everything crumbles into chaos. This year’s blockbuster superhero story belongs to Zak Penn, Scott Murphy, and Michael Dipascale! Available with a Regular, Wraparound, and a special Heroic Incentive cover by Michael Dipascale.

32 pages, $3.99.

Stitched #9

Written By: Mike Wolfer

Art By: Fernando Furukawa

Cover By: Fernando Furukawa

Description: On a nondescript ship sailing for Sri Lanka, a dubious businessman will do anything to protect a most incredible and horrific cargo hidden below deck. But it is that cargo which has drawn the attention of the United States military, and the small team of Navy SEALS which has secretly boarded the vessel now find themselves facing not only the vicious black marketers who control the ship, but the supernatural creatures which have been unshackled from slave-like bondage to exact bloody revenge on those who would seek to steal their secret… The secret of the Stitched! Stitched #9 is available with a Regular cover, Wraparound cover, Gore cover, and a special Ancient Evil retailer incentive cover by Fernando Furukawa.

32 pages, $3.99.

Dicks #9

Written By: Garth Ennis

Art By: John McCrea

Cover By: John McCrea

Description: It’s Christmas with the Dicks! If you always thought it was a bit obscene to leave a large stiff peppermint stick for a fat old elf, then strap on your jingle bells and get ready to do up the holidays with Dougie and Ivor. Nothing is sacred to these two scallywags and if you think a little holiday cheer is going to have them singing Silent F@#king Night, you got another thing coming. Join Garth Ennis and John McCrea in an exercise in obscenity that will forever taint your yuletide memories. Available with a Regular cover, a very Offensive cover, and a special Classic B&W cover showing one of the lost Dicks covers of yesteryear – all by series artist John McCrea!

32 pages, $3.99

SOURCE: Comics Continuum

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