We've got the Avatar Press full solicitations for September 2014 and there's a lot of cool things. New trades for Uber, Gravel and Red Rover Charlie. David Lapham returns to Crossed: Badlands, we get the second issue of George R R Martin's In The House Of The Worm plus the latest from God Is Dead, Caliban, Extinction Parade: War and more.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: KIERON GILLEN redefined the alternate history comic by radically revitalizing the super soldier in the pages of Uber. This sweeping war epic shows all the grime, and fear, and blood of enhanced soldier warfare in an unrelenting World War II drama. The first blow in the battle between English and German Ubers has been wrought and neither nation walks away whole. The war rages on in the Pacific Theatre as Japanese Kamikaze pilots attempt to drive the US forces out while delivering devastating losses to the enemy naval fleet. But the tides of war change as the Japanese deploy their own enhanced soldiers and the Germans deliver their devastating secret attack. Uber Vol 2 TP collects issues #6 – 11 of the ongoing Uber comic book series.
"In Rover Red Charlie, an uncomprehending dog's-eye view of the apocalypse, perhaps the medium's finest writer essays a breathtaking feat of the imagination with enormous heart and not a trace of sentiment. Given a damp and warm reality by Michael DiPascale's beautifully-judged art, Garth Ennis manages, with hardly any homo sapiens in sight, to tell what is quite possibly the most profoundly human story of his already astonishing career. This is a book for life, not just for Christmas. – ALAN MOORE"
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: GARTH ENNIS – the creator of Preacher and Crossed – delivers a story like no other, as an unlikely band of canines set out to survive in a world gone horribly mad. When a worldwide plague wipes out humanity, what happens to man's best friend? Charlie was a helper dog and he was good at it. Now he and his friends Rover and Red must escape the bloody city and find their way in this strange master-less new world. Ennis applies his incredible talent for shockingly original tales and spot-on dialogue in this fully painted story will change the way you look at pets and takes you on a spiritual journey of rediscovery through the eyes of these canine best friends. Rover Red Charlie Vol 1 TP collects issues #1-6 of the comic book series.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: WARREN ELLIS' hardened combat magician, William Gravel returns with a violent new adventure taking him into the heart of Japan to face a rogue magic wielding assassin. Written by long-time Ellis collaborator, MIKE WOLFER, this tale returns the hard as nails Gravel to action against supernatural forces that threaten to reveal the very existence of the Combat Magicians and leaves a wide trail of victims in its wake. This volume includes a special introduction chapter to the world of Gravel for new readers and brings one of comics longest running independent characters back to the bloody violence filled world he pioneered. Artist Gabriel Rearte vibrantly creates the ultra-violent combat magic-fueled assassin's domain with horrors that are right out of your worst nightmares. Gravel Vol 04 Combat Magician collects issues #0 – 4 of the comic book series.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The war between the aristocratic vampire race and the legions of the shambling dead turns into a worldwide massacre! New York Times Bestselling Author, MAX BROOKS delivers a devastating blood-soaked new chapter in the horror event of the year! As the vampires learn to face the threat of extinction, new and frightening realizations turn their aloof attitudes to something new that they haven't faced since their making…fear. Now the alpha species must evolve or die alongside the faltering human race. Available with Regular, Wraparound, End of a Species, Leather (limited to just 1000 copies), and Bloodwashed and Pure Art Retailer Order Incentive covers, all by series artist Raulo Caceres.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This limited edition red foil leather cover is limited to only 1000 copies.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The penultimate issue of the best new horror sci-fi series of 2014 is here! GARTH ENNIS turns the silent and stale corridors of space into a walking nightmare for the few remaining crewmen of the Caliban mining starship. As creeping death rounds every corner, the truth of Karien's rampage begins to unfold. But it's too late for salvation as the horror of the unknown becomes a miserable companion to those that cling to life on the doomed freighter. No one is safe in dead space. Available with Regular, Wraparound, Terror, and Design Sketch Incentive covers by Facundo Percio and an ultra-limited Dark Matter edition of just 1500 copies.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Let the destructive force of dark matter into your collection! With a special enhanced foil cover, and limited 1500 copies, this is the collector edition not to miss!
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: JUSTIN JORDAN's violent and miserable romp through the Crossed universe comes to a grueling conclusion in this powerful issue! Trust is a difficult thing in a world where violation is around every corner. But placing your trust in the wrong uninfected can lead to as miserable a death as one from the hands of the Crossed. Available with Regular and Red Crossed covers by Christian Zanier, Torture cover by Ignacio Calero, Wraparound cover by Gabriel Andrade, and Fatale Fantasy cover by Matt Martin.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: DAVID LAPHAM returns to the brutal world of Crossed with a crime story told both before and after the Crossed outbreak! Lapham's vision for the misery of the Crossed is unparalleled. A father is pushed to the brink when his family is tortured by a horrific thug. But then C-Day happened and the World changed. A mystery to solve gets much harder in a World of psychotics! There is no help and there is no hope. There is only the Crossed. Available with Regular and Red Crossed Incentive covers by Gabriel Andrade, Torture cover by Rafa Ortiz, Wraparound cover by German Erramouspe, and Fatal Fantasy cover by Matt Martin.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The extraction of Sieglinde forces Germany to unveil an all-new type of Uber. One that can change naval warfare forever. But the Allies have not just be sitting idle and have a new trick up their sleeves as well. The next generation of Uber enhancements is unleashed! Available with Regular& Wraparound covers by Daniel Gete, War Crimes cover by Caanan White, Propaganda Poster cover by Michael DiPascale, and a special Blitzkrieg Incentive cover also by White.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The Boys from Belfast continue their trip through the annals of history as they romp through time screwing up the world for just about everyone. GARTH ENNIS and JOHN MCCREA leave no insult unslung as they attempt to offend every comics reader one page at a time. Don't miss this latest wallowing in the gutter with Dougie and Ivor, the Dicks. Available with Regular, Offensive, and Classic Moment Incentive covers by McCrea.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The secret of the dire White Worm spells doom for Annelyn and his noble friends. The biggest name in fiction, GEORGE RR MARTIN, delivers one of his seminal works to the pages of comic books with In the House of the Worm! Fans of Game of Thrones and Wild Cards have a special treat on hand as the classic tale of science fiction fantasy is revealed. Forgotten planets, destructive creatures, and plots of revenge populate this fantastically fearful world of horror. Available with Regular, Wraparound, Regal Incentive covers by series artist Ivan Rodriguez and a painted cover by Michael Dipascale.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:MIKE COSTA delivers the first chapter in the new God is Dead arc with a spiritual punch in the face. Jesus' miracle has changed the dying world but has it also opened the way for the final and utter destruction of the Earth? Just when you thought no blasphemy was left, a brand new story takes us all screaming to hell in a hand basket. Available with a Regular, End of Days, and Iconic covers by Jacen Burrows, a Carnage Wraparound cover by German Nobile, and a special Gilded Retailer Incentive Cover also by Burrows.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Is there anything left for the world to endure at the hands of the destructive returned gods? Mankind has fought back and even killed gods but in the end, what chance do mere mortals have in the face of the divine? Death will gorge upon the souls being reaped beneath the vengeful scythe of gods spurned. Available with a Regular, End of Days, and Iconic covers by Jacen Burrows, a Carnage Wraparound cover by German Nobile, and a special Gilded Retailer Incentive Cover also by Burrows.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The smash-hit and sold-out #1 is now available with this epic new cover by Facundo Percio! Limited 750 copies.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Michael Dipascale unleashes pure rage with this fully painted vision of terror that is limited to a scant 500 copies.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Gabriel Andrade delivers a burning terror that will leave you scarred for life with this special edition of Crossed: Badlands #50. Limited 750 copies.