APPARAT

Warren Ellis’ ANGEL STOMP FUTURE #1
Retail Price: $3.50 US
In stores: 11/17/04
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Story: Warren Ellis
Art: Juan Jose Ryp
Readership: MR
Format: B&W, 32 pages, one shot

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Warren Ellis launches his new creator-owned line of books right here with the first four books from Apparat! The four Apparat books are inspired by the pulp magazines of the 1930’s and imagine modern day comic books that evolved from the pulps without the influence of super-heroes. Each issue features a full-length story with loads of extra text material by Ellis. Angel Stomp Future is illustrated by Juan Jose Ryp (Frank Miller’s Robocop, Alan Moore’s Another Suburban Romance). Ellis describes the creation of Angel Stomp Future, “I love the science fiction pulps. Always have. I own dozens of sf pulps from the 30s, and books of their covers. The sf pulps still survive today, in the shape of monthly digest-size magazines. But they don’t have the true spark of madness in their covers, and rarely in their content. You could look at those old covers and see people opening up the throttle and just letting rip, getting as crazy as possible, just for the hell of it, just for the art and the sound of it. Ryp is the spiritual heir of those early sf pulp artists working at the upper limit of imagination and endurance, filling every inch of his pages with exquisitely illuminated insanity and producing it at almost impossible speeds. Me and Ryp, making some noise. Angel Stomp Future now.”

Warren Ellis’ FRANK IRONWINE #1
Retail Price: $3.50 US
In stores: 11/17/04
Cover: Carla Speed McNeil
Story: Warren Ellis
Art: Carla Speed McNeil
Readership: MR
Format: B&W, 32 pages, one shot

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Warren Ellis launches his new creator-owned line of books right here with the first four books from Apparat! The four Apparat books are inspired by the pulp magazines of the 1930’s and imagine modern day comic books that evolved from the pulps without the influence of super-heroes. Each issue features a full-length story with loads of extra text material by Ellis. Frank Ironwine is illustrated by Carla Speed McNeil (Finder). Ellis describes the creation of Frank Ironwine, “The crime pulps were possibly the most influential of that whole publishing movement. Raymond Chandler. Dashiel Hammett. People who changed the face of literature published in the crime pulps. As pulps faded away, the crime writers moved to books rather than comics, and on from there to Hollywood. Crime is the map we build our houses around. Everything’s based on crime. This is how Frank Ironwine sees the world. New York’s built on the bones of the people who were murdered to make it happen. There are no new crimes in New York City, not really. They’ve all happened before, and understanding their patterns is a step towards understanding the city. But no crime is ordinary.”

Warren Ellis’ QUIT CITY #1
Retail Price: $3.50 US
In stores: 11/17/04
Cover: Laurenn McCubbin
Story: Warren Ellis
Art: Laurenn McCubbin
Readership: MR
Format: B&W, 32 pages, one shot

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Warren Ellis launches his new creator-owned line of books right here with the first four books from Apparat! The four Apparat books are inspired by the pulp magazines of the 1930’s and imagine modern day comic books that evolved from the pulps without the influence of super-heroes. Each issue features a full-length story with loads of extra text material by Ellis. Quit City is illustrated by indy fav Laurenn McCubbin. Ellis describes the creation of Quit City, “The aviation pulps were the first to fade from memory. AIR WONDER STORIES. G8 And His Battle Aces. Dusty Ayres And His Battle Birds. Not just combat pilots, but adventurers and heroes, fighting strange wars in the air. From a time when flight was still a little like magic, and aviators were heroes. They were an elite group, brave and skilled, technological explorers. The aviator hero couldn’t survive the future, of course. Pilots are no longer rare and remarkable creatures. Like all great leaps, they became old ground. And so has Emma Pierson. She’s the truth and the metaphor, and the classic pulp adventure story thrown into reverse. She’s the aviator heroine who’s turned her back on it all. She’s quit and gone home. She actually thinks she can go back to her old life, and that nothing’s going to follow her. And she’s almost right.”

Warren Ellis’ SIMON SPECTOR #1
Retail Price: $3.50 US
In stores: 11/17/04
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Story: Warren Ellis
Art: Jacen Burrows
Readership: MR
Format: B&W, 32 pages, one shot

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Warren Ellis launches his new creator-owned line of books right here with the first four books from Apparat! The four Apparat books are inspired by the pulp magazines of the 1930’s and imagine modern day comic books that evolved from the pulps without the influence of super-heroes. Each issue features a full-length story with loads of extra text material by Ellis. Simon Spector is illustrated by Jacen Burrows (Garth Ennis’ 303, Ellis’ Scars, Bad World, and Dark Blue). Ellis describes the creation of Simon Spector, “Doc Savage, man. The Shadow. The Spider. They were the guys. The antecedents of the American super-heroes, and sharing something of a tone with the British stuff too. These were the guys who didn’t screw around. They were stinking rich, mad as arseholes and so bored or otherwise up themselves that they couldn’t help but run around and get entangled with bad guys. And did they turn the bad guys over to the cops? Did they hell. They shredded the bad guys with hails of bullets, often from machine pistols they designed themselves to kill the bad guys more quickly and more messily. At best at BEST they abducted the bad guys and performed back room brain surgery on them to Make Them Better Citizens. And then they’d go home to play the violin badly, shag their secret mistresses and, in Doc Savage’s case, play with a little box of vials that even as a kid I was convinced contained drugs of some kind. For those of us who loved the pulp heroes, but thought that back then things were a little too coy and way too white, I give you Simon Spector: superhuman detective adventurer who is also, frankly, here to take drugs and kill people.”

PULSAR PRESS

STARGATE SG-1: Fall of Rome Prequel Gold Seal Set
Retail Price: $24.99 US
Cover: Jorge Correa Jr.
Story: James Anthony
Art: Jorge Correa Jr.
Readership: all ages
Format: Full color, 16 pages, 5 books bagged in a set

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: These special Gold Seal editions have previously only been available at the Avatar conventions for 2004. Five gold seal books in total were printed, one each for Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, New York, and Atlanta. Now for fans that were not able to get them all previously, this special set of all 5 books is available in limited quantities. The SG1 team finds a vo’cume device that reveals the story of an ancient Roman Goa’uld that assumed the guise of Mars, god of war. When activated, the team learns the treachery laden fate of one of the most powerful and ambitious System Lords ever. Join Jack O’Neill, Samantha Carter, Daniel Jackson, and Teal’c as they discover that Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it could be destroyed in one. This set is limited to 750 sets.

STARGATE SG-1: Aris Boch #1 Boch Photo
Retail Price: $5.99 US
Story: James Anthony
Art: Jorge Correa
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full color, 16 pages, one shot

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Available for the first time, a photo cover of the amazing Aris Boch himself! The SG1 team stumbles upon the aftermath of a firefight between rival System Lords and the self proclaimed greatest bounty hunter in the universe, Aris Boch. Wounded and in need of assistance the sarcastic mercenary returns to the SGC with the team and offers them an intriguing trade proposition. If they will ambush the envoy of Cronus and obtain the drug he needs to stay alive, he will give them a DNA sample of his Goa’uld resistant blood. With the prospect of eliminating human Goa’uld host possession forever, the team undertakes the risky mission. Will Boch keep his end of the bargain or is he plotting to cash in on the hefty bounty for SG1’s lives? Limited to 1500 copies.

STARGATE SG-1: Fall of Rome Prequel Team Photo
Retail Price: $5.99 US
Story: James Anthony
Art: Jorge Correa
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full color, 16 pages, one shot

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The entire SG-1 cast is pictured on this stunning photo cover, available here for the first time! The SG1 team finds a vo’cume device that reveals the story of an ancient Roman Goa’uld that assumed the guise of Mars, god of war. When activated, the team learns the treachery laden fate of one of the most powerful and ambitious System Lords ever. Join Jack O’Neill, Samantha Carter, Daniel Jackson, and Teal’c as they discover that Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it could be destroyed in one. Limited to 1500 copies.

STARGATE SG-1: Fall of Rome #1 Painted Team Wraparound
Retail Price: $5.99 US
Cover: Lucio Rubira
Story: James Anthony
Art: Jorge Correa
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full color, 32 pages, 1 of 3

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Special new painted cover by artist Lucio Rubira featuring SG-1! Following ancient clues found on a remote world, the SG-1 team travels to a Goa’uld graveyard that has a deadly hidden secret. Banished for over two thousand years, a rogue System Lord called Mars has cultivated an entire civilization with one purpose ­ to travel back to Earth and lay waste to it. Can SG1 find a way to keep a world of cybernetic Goa’uld bent on enslaving the human race from completing their conquest of Rome and beyond? In Stargate SG1: Fall of Rome #1, Jack O’Neill, Samantha Carter, Daniel Jackson, and Teal’c discover that while Rome wasn’t build in a day, it could be destroyed in one! Limited to 1500 copies.

STARGATE SG-1: Fall of Rome #1 Prism Foil
Retail Price: $12.99 US
Cover: Jorge Correa
Story: James Anthony
Art: Jorge Correa
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full color, 32 pages, 1 of 3

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The latest in our line of rare Stargate SG-1 foil editions, this Prism foil is limited to 500 copies, all ship bagged and boarded with a certificate of authenticity.

STARGATE SG-1 2004 Convention Special Royal Blue Foil
Retail Price: $75.00 US
Cover: Jorge Correa Jr.
Story: James Anthony
Art: Jorge Correa Jr.
Readership: all ages
Format: Full color, 16 pages, one shot

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: When the SGC learns the location of vital tactical information about Apophis’s military plans, SG1 must execute a daring snatch-and-grab operation to retrieve it from the Goa’uld mothership. O’Neill, Carter, Teal’c, and Daniel must infiltrate the serpent’s lair and obtain the data crystals before the dread system lord can turn his full power against the Earth and her allies. This ultra-rare edition is limited to just 100 copies. Each copy ships with a certificate of authenticity and in a special protective holder.

AVATAR PRESS

Garth Ennis’ 303 #2
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Story: Garth Ennis
Art: Jacen Burrows
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: Full color, 32 pages, monthly 2 of 6

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Garth Ennis, the author of Preacher and writer of Punisher, is unleashed on his newest major, full-color, creator-owned epic! This all-new series features the astounding artistic talent of Jacen Burrows (Alan Moore’s The Courtyard, Warren Ellis’ Scars) and the luscious colors of Nimbus Studios. Russian Spetsnaz battle British S.A.S. for a prize buried deep in Afghanistan’s mountains but neither suspects that a third force is watching their every move. Soldiers are reduced to pawns as a lethal adversary makes its move, striking with devastating force at anyone warrior or innocent who stands in its way. Just what is the secret that inspires these men to fight so hard, so far from home? Find out in issue #2 of 303. Available in regular and wraparound covers by Burrows.

Garth Ennis’ 303 #2 Wraparound
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Story: Garth Ennis
Art: Jacen Burrows
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: Full color, 32 pages, monthly 2 of 6

Brian Pulido’s LADY DEATH: Dead Rising
Retail Price: $2.50 US
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Story: Brian Pulido
Art: Romano Molenaar, Di Amorim
Readership: All ages
Format: B&W, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Lady Death is back, now at her new home of Avatar! Want to know the inside scoop on the TWO upcoming full-color Lady Death series from Avatar Press and creator Brian Pulido? Then this book is the answer. Learn everything you need to know about the monthly Medieval Lady Death series which picks up right where Crossgen’s Lady Death: A Medieval Tale left off. See art and designs from the new series artist Di Amorim! Also, get an intimate look at the reintroduction of the Chaos! Comics era “Classic” Lady Death! The original Lady Death has never been more powerfully portrayed than this series with stellar art by Romano Molenaar! Featuring scripted pages, character designs, a cover gallery, script pages, an introduction by creator Brian Pulido and more. Being dead never looked so good! Available in four special covers, standard with art by Juan Jose Ryp (limited to 6000 copies), Medieval Lady Death with art by Sean Shaw (limited to 2000 copies), Classic Lady Death with art by Matt Martin (limited to 2000 copies), and a Leather cover with art by Juan Jose Ryp (limited to 700 copies). Allocations are likely.

Brian Pulido’s LADY DEATH: Dead Rising Medieval
Retail Price: $5.99 US
Cover: Sean Shaw
Story: Brian Pulido
Art: Romano Molenaar, Di Amorim
Readership: All ages
Format: B&W, 16 pages

Brian Pulido’s LADY DEATH: Dead Rising Classic
Retail Price: $5.99 US
Cover: Matt Martin
Story: Brian Pulido
Art: Romano Molenaar, Di Amorim
Readership: All ages
Format: B&W, 16 pages

Brian Pulido’s LADY DEATH: Dead Rising Leather
Retail Price: $24.99 US
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Story: Brian Pulido
Art: Romano Molenaar, Di Amorim
Readership: All ages
Format: B&W, 16 pages

Brian Pulido’s BELLADONNA #3
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Clint Hilinski
Story: Brian Pulido
Art: Clint Hilinski
Readership: All ages
Format: Full color, 32 pages, monthly 3 of 5

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Brian Pulido’s full-color tale of vengeance continues! Colleen MacGrath’s wedding to Donovan was to unite two powerful Irish families in bliss. Instead, all their hopes and dreams were laid to waste by marauding Vikings. Now a year later, on Samhain, Morrigan the Celtic goddess forces Colleen to rise and claim vengeance as Belladonna! In this issue, the hunt for the Vikings who killed her love leads her into an enslaved town. With a huge number of foes, she must call on her animal friends to help lead the assault! With stellar art by Clint Hilinski and stunning colors by Nimbus Studios, Belladonna will appeal to the legions of fans of Lady Death. As well as this regular cover, also available with covers by Ron Adrian, a wraparound by Hilinski, and a special Premium by Paulo Sequeira (limited to 2000 copies).

Brian Pulido’s BELLADONNA #3 Adrian
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Ron Adrian
Story: Brian Pulido
Art: Clint Hilinski
Readership: All ages
Format: Full color, 32 pages, monthly 3 of 5

Brian Pulido’s BELLADONNA #3 Wraparound
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Clint Hilinski
Story: Brian Pulido
Art: Clint Hilinski
Readership: All ages
Format: Full color, 32 pages, monthly 3 of 5

Brian Pulido’s BELLADONNA #3 Premium
Retail Price: $9.99 US
Cover: Paulo Sequeira
Story: Brian Pulido
Art: Clint Hilinski
Readership: All ages
Format: Full color, 32 pages, monthly 3 of 5

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This deluxe edition is limited to just 2000 copies.

Brian Pulido’s BELLADONNA Convention Special Shaw
Retail Price: $5.99 US
Cover: Sean Shaw
Story: Brian Pulido
Art: Clint Hilinski
Readership: All ages
Format: Full color, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Sean Shaw unveils this beautiful rendition of the stunning Belladonna on this exclusive new cover! Wexford Ireland. 971 AD. A time of upheaval as civilization imposes itself on a wild, ancient land. After a tragic event that rips the heart of Ireland in two, a Celtic warrior spirit rises from the other world to claim vengeance on the Viking hordes who have fouled the land and murdered it’s promised ones. Join Lady Death creator Brian Pulido as he unveils his newest creation. Limited to just 1500 copies.

Brian Pulido’s BELLADONNA Preview Prism Foil
Retail Price: $12.99 US
Cover: Clint Hilinski
Story: Brian Pulido
Art: Clint Hilinski
Readership: All ages
Format: B&W, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Special Prism foil edition! 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 within 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! Limited to 400 copies, all copies ship bagged and boarded with a certificate of authenticity.

Joe R Lansdale’s BY BIZARRE HANDS #4 Connecting cover
Retail Price: $5.99 US
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Story: Joe R Lansdale
Art: Andres Guinaldo
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly 4 of 6

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This is the fourth of a six-part connecting cover featuring the World of Joe R. Lansdale! Drawn by super-star artist Jacen Burrows, these limited covers all fit together to form a huge image! One the most popular horror novel writers, Joe R. Lansdale, is unleashed 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 sees the sci-fi / horror tale TIGHT LITTLE STITCHES IN A DEAD MAN’S BACK split open in sequential form with art by Indian superstar Dheeraj Verma. Limited to just 750 copies.

YUGGOTH CREATURES #1 Connecting cover
Retail Price: $5.99 US
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Story: Antony Johnston
Art: Ryp, Burrows, Wolfer, Martin
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 40 pages, monthly 1 of 3

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This three part connecting triptych cover has to be seen to be believed! Art maestro Juan Jose Ryp has included most of the classic Lovecraftian monsters into this one huge image! All three parts fit together to make up on huge mural of madness! Read the incredible memoirs of Anders Ericsson, Professor of Anthropology at the notorious Miskatonic University in Arkham! Join the Professor as he starts an amazing journey through the Lovecraft mythos, from the queer inhabitants of New Surrey to disaster on the ocean at the hands of unseen forces, and the mysterious Dagon… Can he stay sane in the face of the universe’s secret history? Six allnew Lovecraft Mythos stories from the pen of Antony Johnston are illustrated by an awesome collection of today’s hottest artists, including Juan Jose Ryp, Jacen Burrows, Matt Martin, Mike Wolfer, Sebastian Fiumara and more! Each of the three parts are limited to 1000 copies.

YUGGOTH CREATURES #2 Connecting cover
Retail Price: $5.99 US
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Story: Antony Johnston
Art: Ryp, Burrows, Wolfer, Martin
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 40 pages, monthly 2 of 3

YUGGOTH CREATURES #3 Connecting cover
Retail Price: $5.99 US
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Story: Antony Johnston
Art: Ryp, Burrows, Wolfer, Martin
Readership: Mature Readers
Format: B&W, 40 pages, monthly 3 of 3

SHI: Sempo #1/2 Original Sketch Edition
Retail Price: $29.99 US
Cover: Wellington Alves
Writer: William Tucci
Artist: Wellington Alves
Readership: all ages
Format: FC, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This special edition features an original sketch by series artist Wellington Alves on the front cover and is limited to just 200 copies. All copies ship bagged and boarded with a certificate of authenticity.

SHI: Sempo #1 Ryp 2003 Convention Gold Seal
Retail Price: $5.99 US
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Writer: William Tucci
Artist: Wellington Alves
Readership: all ages
Format: FC, 32 pages, 1 of 2

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Warehouse find of a 2003 Convention Edition! This special edition features a Gold Seal on the front cover noting it as one of only 300 copies. This special edition is limited to just 300 copies. All copies ship bagged and boarded.

SHI: Sempo #2 Adrian 2003 Convention Gold Seal
Retail Price: $5.99 US
Cover: Ron Adrian
Writer: William Tucci
Artist: Wellington Alves
Readership: all ages
Format: FC, 32 pages, 2 of 2

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Warehouse find of a 2003 Convention Edition! This special edition features a Gold Seal on the front cover noting it as one of only 300 copies. This special edition is limited to just 300 copies. All copies ship bagged and boarded.

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