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imageBACK IN BLACK: Brian Pulido Unleashed at Avatar
Cover: Paulo Siquiera
Story: Brian Pulido
Art: Clint Hilinski, Di Amorim, Paulo Siquiera
Readership: All Ages
Format: B&W, 32 pages, one shot

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Brian Pulido is bringing an exciting new line of comics to Avatar Press this summer and our special FCBD book will feature extensive previews of his first three titles BELLADONNA (with art by Clint Hilinski), UNHOLY (with art by Di Amorim), and GYPSY (with art by Paulo Siquiera). Written with his loyal Chaos! Comics and Lady Death fans in mind, these new books feature the same dark drama and powerful stories that have made Pulido one of the stars of the independent writing scene. But now Pulido takes the excitement to a whole new level as he is Unleashed at Avatar!


PULSAR PRESS

STARGATE SG-1: POW #3 Ready for Action
Retail Price: $5.99 US
Cover: Jorge Correa Jr.
Story: James Anthony
Art: Renato Guedes
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full color, 32 pages, monthly 3 of 3

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Hot new Stargate artist Jorge Correa Jr provides this amazing new cover of the SG-1 team ready for combat. This final issue of the POW series is action-packed as the forces of the SGC try to rescue a captive O’Neill! This exclusive cover is available here for the first time. Limited to just 1500 copies

STARGATE SG-1: 2004 Convention Special Prism Foil
Retail Price: $12.99 US
Art: Jorge Correa Jr.
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full color, 16 pages, one shot

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The 2004 convention season starts here, as the SG-1 team rockets into Season Two continuity in an all-new tale of sci-fi adventure. When the SGC learns the location of vital tactical information about Apophis’s military plans, SG-1 must execute a daring snatch-and-grab operation to retrieve it from the Goa’uld mothership. This special prism foil edition is limited to just 500 copies. These copies will ship bagged with a certificate of authenticity.


AVATAR PRESS

imageLansdale and Truman’s DEAD FOLKS TPB
Retail Price: $9.99 US
Cover: Timothy Truman
Story: Joe R. Lansdale
Art: Tim Truman
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 72 pages
ISBN: 1592910211

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The cult favorite team of Joe R. Lansdale and Timothy Truman are back together bringing all the hilarious insanity and violence that made their Jonah Hex series modern classics. Except this time the kid gloves are off as they deliver even more mayhem, death, and of course zombies! Wayne is a bounty hunter, but he has the bad luck to be one in the middle of a desert filled with the undead. But he has to bring in his man if he wants to get paid and the dead folks best get out of his way if they know what’s good for ’em. But of course, being dead, they don’t. Joe Lansdale’s over-the-top dialogue and Truman’s crisp lines make this book a must read for fans of Garth Ennis and Warren Ellis’ work, if you are not already a convert to the church of Lansdale.

imageTim Vigil’s WEBWITCH TPB
Retail Price: $10.99 US
Cover: Tim Vigil
Story and Art: Tim Vigil
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 80 pages
ISBN: 1592910238

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Fans of horror rejoice, because Vigil is back! Nina, the Webwitch, has a special place in the evolutionary ladder, she is the bridge between the alien Spidernation and humans. Her choices can help determine who controls the globe in the next century. Biologically part of both worlds, but not fully embraced by either, she is torn between the desire to help the Spidernation expand and the human’s quest to rid the world of the greatest predators the Earth has seen! The collected edition include all three issues as well as the special preview story from the Companion with art by the master of the macabre Tim Vigil and special assists from Adam (Witchblade) McDaniel.

imageBrian Pulido’s BELLADONNA Preview
Retail Price: $1.99 US
Cover: Clint Hilinski
Story: Brian Pulido
Art: Clint Hilinski
Readership: All ages
Format: B&W, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Brian Pulido arrives at Avatar! Pulido unveils here the first of his dark new offerings, Belladonna, the story of a animal-controlling witch in Ireland 951 AD. She wants nothing more than a quiet ordinary life, but the Viking hordes ruin and kill everything she loves and drive her to unleash her vengeance. Contained without are the designs for the character, notes from Pulido on his development of the character, pages from the story and other exclusive material you won’t find anywhere else! This Preview issue also features variant covers by Paulo Siquiera (artist on the upcoming Pulido book GYPSY) and Di Amorim (artist on the upcoming Pulido book UNHOLY)

imageBrian Pulido’s BELLADONNA Preview Siquiera
Retail Price: $2.99 US
Cover: Paulo Siquiera
Story: Brian Pulido
Art: Clint Hilinski
Readership: All ages
Format: B&W, 16 pages
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imageBrian Pulido’s BELLADONNA Preview Amorim
Retail Price: $2.99 US
Cover: Di Amorim
Story: Brian Pulido
Art: Clint Hilinski
Readership: All ages
Format: B&W, 16 pages
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imageNIGHTJAR: Hollow Bones #1
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Max Fiumara
Story: Antony Johnston
Art: Max Fiumara
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 40 pages, one shot

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This special one shot unfolds the wings of Nightjar! Antony Johnston starts with an all-new text story with new pinup illustrations by series artist Max Fiumara, where we meet magic from this side of the pond, American Birds! Travel back to the birth of the jazz age, as a young girl named Demdyke arrives in New York, seeking to escape her tragic past in a whirlwind of music, drugs, sex and magic. But New York has its own Birds… and they don’t take kindly to trespassers! Also included in this super-sized book are the copious design illustrations for the first Nightjar series and characters from artist Fiumara and Johnston’s complete script to Nightjar #1.

imageNIGHTJAR: Hollow Bones #1 Wraparound
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Max Fiumara
Story: Antony Johnston
Art: Max Fiumara
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 40 pages, one shot

imageNIGHTJAR #4
Retail Price: $3.50 US
Cover: Max Fiumara
Story: Antony Johnston
Art: Max Fiumara
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly 4 of 4

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The story Alan Moore outlined is continuing on from where he left it two decades ago, this time by his frequent collaborator, writer Antony Johnston. In this electrifying final issue, magic, faith and friendship are all tested to the limits as Mirrigan and the Phoenix clash for the last time. Mirrigan’s power is failing, her inexperience placing everyone in danger – and now she’s led the Phoenix straight to her friends! But the Phoenix hasn’t reckoned on the magic of the battlefield, and Mirrigan’s link to the famous Pendle Witches may be stronger than anyone realized…

imageNIGHTJAR #4 Wraparound
Retail Price: $3.50 US
Cover: Max Fiumara
Story: Antony Johnston
Art: Max Fiumara
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly 4 of 4

imageWarren Ellis’ STRANGE KILLINGS: Necromancer #3
Retail Price: $3.50 US
Cover: Mike Wolfer
Story: Warren Ellis
Art: Mike Wolfer
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly 3 of 6

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Ellis and Wolfer return for another brutal series featuring combat magician William Gravel! On a secluded Philippine island, combat magician William Gravel’s female target for assassination has been found. With an army of the undead hungering for their flesh and a renegade British scientist conducting chemical weapon experiments in the tropical jungle hell, Gravel curiously chooses to let her live. But as they fight for their lives against overwhelming odds, has Gravel postponed the American reporter’s death-sentence to exploit her knowledge of the island’s secrets… Or is it something more? Only a trip to the Body Orchard can possibly even the odds, but Gravel may only be postponing his own inevitable demise at the hands of the zombie hordes.

imageWarren Ellis’ STRANGE KILLINGS: Necromancer #3 Wraparound
Retail Price: $3.50 US
Cover: Mike Wolfer
Story: Warren Ellis
Art: Mike Wolfer
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly 3 of 6

imageJoe R Lansdale’s BY BIZARRE HANDS #2
Retail Price: $3.50 US
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Story: Joe R Lansdale
Art: Armando Rossi
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly 2 of 6

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: One the most popular horror novel writers, Joe R. Lansdale, is unleashed again in this all-new series that adapts some of his favorite short stories, all chosen by Lansdale himself, into comic form for the first time. This issue features the story “Not From Detroit”, with art by Italian Armando Rossi. An aging car mechanic is simply not going to let Death take his wife, so he has to outsmart him. But it’s not a easy game to play with the Grim Reaper himself! With Lansdale’s biting wit and razor-sharp dialogue, fans of Garth Ennis are sure to love this new six issue monthly series.

imageJoe R Lansdale’s BY BIZARRE HANDS #2 Wraparound
Retail Price: $3.50 US
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Story: Joe R Lansdale
Art: Armando Rossi
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly 2 of 6

imageRich Johnston’s HOLED UP #2
Retail Price: $3.50 US
Cover: Gonzalo Martinez
Story: Rich Johnston
Art: Gonzalo Martinez
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly 2 of 3

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The most-read Internet comic columnist, Rich Johnston, is now serving up his all-new all-twisted humor series! Is the replacement postman really a Fed in disguise? Is torture the only way to get at the truth… or is it just fun? Remember, the family that flays together, stays together. But when the feds mount a siege of the Holed family’s shack in Idaho, it looks like history is about to repeat itself. Rich Johnston, gossip columnist for Lying In The Gutters, continues this dark family survivalist sitcom as moves to a new level of insanity.

imageRich Johnston’s HOLED UP #2 Homeland Security Edition
Retail Price: $3.50 US
Cover: Gonzalo Martinez
Story: Rich Johnston
Art: Gonzalo Martinez
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly 2 of 3

Alan Moore’s The COURTYARD#1 and #2 Wraparound signed set
Retail Price: $22.99 US
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Story: Alan Moore
Art: Jacen Burrows
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 32 pages, 2 books bagged together

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This special set of the wraparound covers for The Courtyard #1 and 2 are signed by both the adapter Antony Johnston and artist Jacen Burrows. This set is limited to just 150 and all copies ship in a bag and board with a certificate of authenticity.

JUNGLE FANTASY #1/2 Al Rio Jungle Green Foil
Retail Price: $5.99 US
Cover: Al Rio
Writer: Robert Lugibihl
Artist: Jack Jadson
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Your every jungle fantasy is finally granted, with this new ongoing series! This special #1/2 issue features the first appearance and story with Lorelei, an all-new jungle babe! Newcomer Jack Jadson provides the beautiful art on this all new story! This special foil edition is limited to just 300 copies, all of which ship in a bag and board.

HELLINA vs PANDORA #0 Connecting Adult cover
Retail Price: $6.00 US
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Story: Doug Miers
Art: Rafa Lopez
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 16 pages, monthly 0 of 2

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This is one of the three-part adult triptych connecting cover set offered this month, drawn by the detail master, Juan Jose Ryp! The catfight battle for all of Hell and Earth starts right here! Avatar’s greatest female warriors get sucked into the biggest conflict ever, one for control of Hell itself! Scythe has set her sites on unifying all of Hell under one ruler, but that will prove no easy task with Hellina against her. When one of Pandora’s most powerful artifacts is stolen, she is thrust into the fray as well, to face off with Hellina and the legions of Hell. All three parts of this set are limited only 750 copies!

HELLINA vs PANDORA #1 Connecting Adult cover
Retail Price: $6.00 US
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Story: Doug Miers
Art: Di Amorim
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: color, 32 pages, monthly 1 of 3

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This is one of the three-part adult triptych connecting cover set offered this month, drawn by the detail master, Juan Jose Ryp! The forces of Hell are at war, and a powerful artifact, the Seventh Horn, could decide the fate of the underworld. But Hellina has to first get it from Pandora, who isn’t keen on letting go of something that could kill all of humanity! All three parts of this set are limited only 750 copies!

HELLINA vs PANDORA #2 Connecting Adult cover
Retail Price: $6.00 US
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Story: Doug Miers
Art: Di Amorim
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: color, 32 pages, monthly 2 of 3

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This is one of the three-part adult triptych connecting cover set offered this month, drawn by the detail master, Juan Jose Ryp! Hellina leads a fresh army of tens of thousands into an assault on the forces of Scythe, who has found an unexpected ally in Pandora. As the battle is engaged, Pandora meets Hellina for a final reckoning. But Pandora finds herself mysteriously attracted to Hellina, even in this most inappropriate of times. What magic is this? All three parts of this set are limited only 750 copies!

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