Alan Moore, Garth Ennis And Kieron Gillen Lead Avatar Press' April 2016 Solicitations

We're getting a jump on the April 2016 solicitations starting off with Avatar Press (our parent company). There new offerings include the fourth volume trade of Garth Ennis' War Stories, the eighth issue of Alan Moore's Providence and the ninth issue of Kieron Gillen's Mercury Heat plus Crossed +100 and Crossed: Badlands.

WAR STORIES VOL 04 TPB
Retail Price: $19.99 US
Cover & Art: Thomas Aria
Writer: Garth Ennis
MR, Color, 144 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Garth Ennis' visionary series reaches deep into the recesses of history and finds the most spine chilling tales of conflict and war throughout the modern era. This new volume delivers powerful stories that illustrate the horror and humanity within the violence and misery. In this tome are two stories written by Ennis and illustrated by Thomas Aria including: Our Wild Geese Go: "T'was England bade our wild geese go, that small nations would be free…" In the Second World War, any Irishman wanting to fight the Nazis had to join the British army- the Republic of Ireland having declared neutrality when the war began. Now, a small unit of Irish soldiers join the advance into Germany- where the going is rough and the enemy nowhere near surrender. And old tensions remain from Ireland's own struggle for independence, as well as the bloody civil war that followed. The Tokyo Club: How do you join The Tokyo Club? Simple. You climb into your single seat, single engine fighter- loaded with fuel and ammunition- and fly 700 miles across the open Pacific until you reach the mainland of Japan. There you fight off any enemy aircraft attempting to hit the American bombers you're escorting to their targets. Still alive? Now comes the fun part. You fly another 700 miles back home to your airstrip on Iwo Jima, fuel running lower and lower, nothing but ocean for miles around. Any battle damage you've suffered will reduce your chances even further. Make it back and you're in the club. And more good news: you get to do it all again tomorrow. This volume collects War Stories #10 – 15 of the ongoing comic book series.WarStoriesV4

PROVIDENCE #8 REGULAR CVR
Retail Price: $4.99 US
Writer: Alan Moore
Covers and Art: Jacen Burrows
MR, Color, 40 pages (no ads), 8 of 12

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Robert Black has seen the cracks in reality and felt the cold touch of the supernatural. Now as the horrors that lie below the surface of our mundane world start to flood into his consciousness his hold on the construct of sanity begins to slip from his grasp. Alan Moore and artist Jacen Burrows have created the most realized version of Moore's Lovecraftian vision ever published. Fans and classical scholars have flocked to the pages of Providence to decipher the many layers of story being told in this masterpiece. Moore has written every cover detail, every single page, and every nuance of this work to create an unforgettable series. Fans of Moore's immersive style and meticulous grasp of storytelling will be thrilled to add this essential piece of comics history to their collections! Available with Regular, Pantheon, Portrait, Dreamscape Wraparound, Women of HPL, and a special Ancient Tome Incentive cover, all by collaborator Jacen Burrows.Providence08-reg

PROVIDENCE #8 DREAMSCAPE WRAPAROUND CVR
Retail Price: $4.99 US
Writer: Alan Moore
Covers and Art: Jacen Burrows
MR, Color, 40 pages (no ads), 8 of 12Providence08-Wrap

PROVIDENCE #8 PANTHEON CVR
Retail Price: $4.99 US
Writer: Alan Moore
Covers and Art: Jacen Burrows
MR, Color, 40 pages (no ads), 8 of 12Providence08-Pantheon

PROVIDENCE #8 PORTRAIT CVR
Retail Price: $4.99 US
Writer: Alan Moore
Covers and Art: Jacen Burrows
MR, Color, 40 pages (no ads), 8 of 12Providence08-Portrait

PROVIDENCE #8 WOMEN OF HPL CVR
Retail Price: $4.99 US
Writer: Alan Moore
Covers and Art: Jacen Burrows
MR, Color, 40 pages (no ads), 8 of 12Providence08-WomenHPL

PROVIDENCE #8 ANCIENT TOME RETAILER INCENTIVE CVR
Writer: Alan Moore
Covers and Art: Jacen Burrows
MR, Color, 40 pages (no ads), 8 of 12Providence08-tome

MERCURY HEAT #9 REGULAR CVR
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover and Art: Nahuel Lopez
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Luiza saved the Mercury colony from the terrorist attack, but she has no time to enjoy her new found celebrity as a nightmare is unleashed. Some horrors are easier to kill than others. And soon she discovers that this fight is no bar brawl where she can punch her way out of trouble. This is something ancient and terrible that can't be reasoned with or dissuaded from perpetuating its misery. This is evil incarnate. Available with Regular, Wraparound, Art Nouveau, and Excessive Force by series artist Nahuel Lopez.MercuryHeat9-regular

MERCURY HEAT #9 WRAPAROUND CVR
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover and Art: Nahuel Lopez
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoingMercuryHeat9-Wraparound

MERCURY HEAT #9 ART NOUVEAU CVR
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover and Art: Nahuel Lopez
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoingMercuryHeat9-ArtNouveau

MERCURY HEAT #9 EXCESSIVE FORCE CVR
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover and Art: Nahuel Lopez
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoingMercuryHeat9-ExcessiveForce

CROSSED +100 #16 REGULAR CVR
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Gabriel Andrade
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Art: Martin Tunica
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: A lot can happen in 5 years. Simon Spurrier continues the story of Future Taylor as with a leap into the future and the survivors full-engaged in the battle to reclaim their humanity. Take the world of the Crossed, which nearly wiped out all of humanity, and allow Alan Moore to decipher how civilization will evolve from there. The end result is Crossed +100, a wholly original take on the future of the Crossed world that is so immersive it has its own language and multiple cultures developed within. Available with a Regular, Crossed Wire and American History X cover by Gabriel Andrade, Fairy Tale cover by Emilio Laiso, Wishful Fiction by Daniel Gete and Horrific Homage by Michael DiPascale.Crossed100-16Regular

CROSSED +100 #16 FAIRY TALE CVR
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Emilio Laiso
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Art: Martin Tunica
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthlyCrossed100-16FairyTale

CROSSED +100 #16 AMERICAN HISTORY X WRAPAROUND CVR
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Gabriel Andrade
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Art: Martin Tunica
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthlyCrossed100-16Wrap

CROSSED +100 #16 CROSSED WIRES CVR
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Gabriel Andrade
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Art: Martin Tunica
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthlyCrossed100-16CrossedWires

CROSSED +100 #16 HORRIFIC HOMAGE CVR
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Michael DiPascale
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Art: Martin Tunica
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthlyCrossed100-16-HorrificHomage

CROSSED +100 #16 WISHFUL FICTION CVR
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Daniel Gete
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Art: Martin Tunica
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthlyCrossed100-16WishfulFiction

CROSSED +100 #16 RED CROSSED RETAILER ORDER INCENTIVE CVR
Cover: Gabriel Andrade
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Art: Martin Tunica
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthlyCrossed100-16RedCrossed

CROSSED: BADLANDS #97 REGULAR CVR
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Michael DiPascale
Writer: Christos Gage
Artist: Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 32 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The misery of the Crossed is nearly impossible to survive. But what happens when you face a creature that is driven by a conscious need for slow and deliberate torture? Can anyone survive against the ultimate Alpha Crossed – Smokey? Fan favorite writer Christos Gage returns to Crossed to tell the continuing tale of ultimate misery as Smokey turns his baleful gaze toward a new future, one where he doesn't have to paint the path with blood. Available with Regular Cover, Torture, and Art Deco Cover by Michael DiPascale, Wraparound Cover by Daniel Gete, C-Day Worldwide Cover by German Nobile, and Red Crossed Incentive Cover.Crossed97-reg

CROSSED: BADLANDS #97 WRAPAROUND
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Daniel Gete
Writer: Christos Gage
Artist: Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 32 pagesCrossed97-Wrap

CROSSED: BADLANDS #97 TORTURE CVR
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Michael DiPascale
Writer: Christos Gage
Artist: Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 32 pagesCrossed97-torture

CROSSED: BADLANDS #97 C-DAY WORLDWIDE CVR
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Cover: German Nobile
Writer: Christos Gage
Artist: Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 32 pagesCrossed97-CdayEngland

CROSSED: BADLANDS #97 ART DECO CVR
Retail Price: $9.99 US
Cover: Michael DiPascale
Writer: Christos Gage
Artist: Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 32 pagesCrossed97-ArtDeco

CROSSED: BADLANDS #97 RED CROSSED ORDER INCV CVR
Cover: Daniel Gete
Writer: Christos Gage
Artist: Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 32 pagesCrossed97-RedCrossed

PROVIDENCE #6 WEIRD PULP CVR
Retail Price: $9.99 US
Cover: Jacen Burrows & Michael DiPascale
Writer: Alan Moore
Art: Jacen Burrows
MR, Color, 40 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: For the first time in Previews, copies of the incredibly creepy, fully-painted, Weird Pulp cover of Providence #6 are available. Limited to just 1000 copies.Providence06-WeirdPulp_proof

BLACK GAS COMPLETE BOX SET
Retail Price: $139.99 US
Box Set of 35 comics

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Warren Ellis' six-issue zombie epic is now available in this special box set with every cover from every issue! It includes Series 1 #1 Regular, Wraparound, Gore, Terror, and Auxiliary covers as well as the Blood Red and Platinum Foil. #2 and #3 Regular, Wraparound, Gore, Terror, and Auxiliary covers as well as the Platinum Foil. Series 2 #1 Regular, Wraparound, Gore, Terror, and Auxiliary covers as well as the Blood Red and Platinum Foil. #2 and #3 Regular, Wraparound, Gore, Terror, and Auxiliary covers as well as the Platinum Foil. Limited to just 50 sets.

ALAN MOORE's HYPOTHETICAL LIZARD COMPLETE BOX SET
Retail Price: $69.99 US
Box Set of 19 comics

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Twelve years ago we released the illustrated version of the Alan Moore masterpiece Hypothetical Lizard. Now you can get every original, first-printing, cover in this special box set! It includes : Preview issue Regular, Wraparound and Convention cover and #1,2,3,4 with Regular, Wraparound, Tarot and Platinum Foil covers. Limited to just 100 sets.HypoLizard-boxset

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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