Alan Moore's Cinema Purgatorio #2 Leads Avatar Press' Solicits For June 2016

Here are the solicitations for Avatar Press for June 2016, leading with the second issue of the Alan Moore curated anthology Cinema Purgatorio. Moore also has his new issue of Providence with Jacen Burrows solicited, as well as Crossed Badlands by Christos Gage and Emiliano Urdinola, Crossed +100 from Si Spurrier and Martin Tunica and War Stories from Garth Ennis and Tomas Aria.

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Retail Price: $5.99

Cover: Kevin O'Neill

Writers: Alan Moore, Garth Ennis, Max Brooks, Kieron Gillen, Christos Gage

Artists: Kevin O'Neill, Raulo Caceres, Michael DiPascale, Ignacio Calero, Gabriel Andrade

MR, B&W, 48 pages, ongoing monthly, no ads

Welcome once again to the theatre of the macabre! Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill are your hosts as the finest creators in all of comics join us in an anthology to end all anthologies. Cinema Purgatorio is the ongoing monthly series which brings together the powerhouse creators to tell stories that only Avatar Press could. These tales claw into your brain and nest there as you attempt to recover from the horrors you've witnessed. Illustrated in stark moody black & white, every page of this series is filled with visions from the minds of your favorite creators. Every issue is perfect-bound, with no ads, and all of the works are very long-form, there are no collections planned before 2018. Jump in now and embrace the new future of comics. The one of which Alan Moore has always dreamed. It's here, now. Hiding in the dark corner. Welcome to Cinema Purgatorio.

Now playing:

Cinema Purgatorio – Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill take a trip through the dark recesses of cinema, the people behind it, the damage it has done, and the story of one woman forced to bare her soul, one short film at a time. Every issue and every story is radically different yet all weaved into one tapestry of breathtaking complexity as only Alan Moore could do.

A More Perfect Union – Max Brooks and Michael DiPascale bring Max's heavily-researched and period authentic story of the Civil War to life. But this time, the South has been invaded by Giant Insects.

Code Pru – Garth Ennis and Raulo Caceres continue the night shift FDNY paramedic Pru as she tries to grasp the scope of her job. Like how to offer Frankenstein's monster medical assistance.

Modded – Kieron Gillen and Ignacio Calero serve up a future where monsters are pitted against each other, with a goal of catching them all? This issue – Bloody Susan and Mr Boom have to show Fringe the way to get a new daemon!

The Vast – Christos Gage and Gabriel Andrade bring a new kind of giant monster story to life! Apex is not only seemingly impossible to kill, but he leaves a trail of mutation and new monsters in his wake!

Each story has its own cover by the series artist and there is also an Ancient Tome Premium edition limited to 1000 copies. Now please take your seat, the finest comics in the world are about to begin.


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Retail Price: $4.99

Writer: Alan Moore

Covers and Art: Jacen Burrows

MR, Color, 40 pages (no ads), 9 of 12

The world of H.P. Lovecraft has begun to invade the mind of Robert Black. His quest began as project to write a book but the more he is exposed to these horrors the closer to the edge of insanity he is pushed. The cracks in the world seem to be widening as he nears some inexplicable crescendo of horror. 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.



Retail Price: $19.99

Cover: Jacen Burrows

Writer: Mike Costa

Art: Emiliano Urdinola

MR, Color, 160 pages

The world of God Is Dead has explored incredible miseries at the whims of the returned gods of legend. Jonathan Hickman's universe of divine materialization has captivated readers and Mike Costa has turned that flicking light into a raging bonfire. The god-weary world has come to the final chapter in this original mythological mash-up. Now as the Trickster gods unleash the power of the god-killers, the fate of both divine and mortal have come to the end of the line. Join us as the last chapter of God Is Dead unwinds and the final pieces of the puzzle fall into place. The end is nigh! This volume collects issues #43 – 48 of the God is Dead series.Crossed99-Wrap Crossed99-torture Crossed99-reg Crossed99-redcrossed Crossed99-CdayIndonesia Crossed99-ArtDeco


Retail Price: $3.99

Cover: Raulo Caceres

Writer: Christos Gage

Artist: Emiliano Urdinola

MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

Smokey the alpha-Crossed has seen the future. He envisions a civilization based upon his particular visions of widespread cruelty and horror. And now he intends to see that masterwork of misery paint the world in blood. This is a new startling story from the mind of screenwriter Christos Gage as he takes us to a place like no other – inside the mind of a monster. Enjoy a terrifying tale from the world of the Crossed and beware what horrors are waiting for you around the next corner. There is no help and there is no hope. There is only the Crossed. Available with Regular & Torture Cover by Raulo Caceres, Wraparound Cover by Daniel Gete, Art Deco Cover by Michael DiPascale, C-Day Worldwide Cover by German Nobile, and Red Crossed Incentive Cover also by Caceres.
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Retail Price: $3.99

Cover: Martin Tunica

Writer: Simon Spurrier

Art: Martin Tunica

MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

Simon Spurrier barrels towards the ultimate confrontation in this penultimate issue of his startlingly original tale taking Alan Moore's Crossed +100 characters. The master plan of the Crossed is starting to take shape. Are we seeing the careful machinations of a prophet long dead unfold or is this a true step forward in the bloodthirsty Crossed's evolution? Future Taylor uncovers the hidden truth behind the horror as this powerful tale continues to develop. 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 Wires by Martin Tunica, Wishful Fiction and American History X covers by Raulo Caceres, Fairy Tale cover by Emilio Laiso, and Horrific Homage by Michael DiPascale.


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Retail Price: $3.99

Writer: Garth Ennis

Cover & Art: Tomas Aria

MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing

In the dark days of winter, 1940, a handful of pilots show up at a remote Royal Air Force base in rural England. Some are British, some are Poles, Czechs, French, Australians, Canadians- the orphans of Nazi-occupied Europe and the children of the Empire. No other squadron wants them; they don't even like each other much. Which is unfortunate, because they're about to take to the deadly night skies at the height of the Blitz- Hitler's dreadful aerial onslaught on the cities of Britain. Part one of the four-part Vampire Squadron, by Garth Ennis and Tomas Aira. Available with Regular, Wraparound Covers by Thomas Aria, Good Girl Nose Art, Battle Damage Retailer Incentive Covers by Matt Martin.



Retail Price: $9.99

Cover: Jacen Burrows & Michael DiPascale

Writer: Alan Moore

Art: Jacen Burrows

MR, Color, 40 pages

For the first time in Previews, copies of the incredibly creepy, fully-painted, Weird Pulp cover of Providence #7 are available. Limited to just 1000 copies.



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