It's that time of the month again when we pour over the latest issue of Previews to so where we are going to spend our hard earned money. Well we save you the eye-strain by putting those solicitations on-line. Here is what Avatar Press is offering for the month of April including books by Kieron Gillen, Christos Gage, Max Brooks, Mike Costa, Mike Wolfer and a ton of stuff from Garth Ennis including the new sci-fi series Caliban.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The first collection of KIERON GILLEN's breakout hit reinvention of the alternative history genre is finally here! April 24, 1945, the world holds its breath as the war is only days away from ending. Russian troops move through Germany to the final objective… Hitler himself. As those around the mad dictator crumble, the much ridiculed threats of the "Wunderwafen" finally materialize. A new weapon is delivered, one with unstoppable power – a weapon like no other and with a madman pulling the trigger. The Ubers change the direction of World War II providing a dark and uncompromising alternative history in a way that you've never seen. Kieron Gillen and Caanan White deliver one of the best new series of 2013 collected in a 176 page trade paperback. Uber Vol 1 collects issues #0 – 5 the startling first chapter of this new horror series that reimagines the super soldier in a stark new bloody vision.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Screenwriter CHRISTOS GAGE takes his network television hardboiled crime sensibilities back to the violent world he created to reveal the fate of police superhero turned vigilante, John Dusk. With Dusk's fall from grace, every scumbag lawyer in the city is leading the charge to have the criminals he put away released from prison. But the thugs are finding that life behind bars is safer than facing Dusk's brand of permanent justice on the streets. As the body count increases, the former friends and loves in Dusk's life face the difficult challenge of trying to bring in one of their own. With a bounty on his head and pressure mounting for his arrest, the authorities take an insane chance by unleashing an unstoppable maniac to take him down. But sometimes the cure can be far worse than the disease. This collection also features the Happy Kitty origin special issue! John Dusk continues his slide into darkness with this all new collection of Absolution Rubicon #1-5 and the Happy Kitty Special.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Master storyteller GARTH ENNIS and Fashion Beast artist FACUNDO PERCIO team up to deliver a haunting new epic of science fiction horror. The crew of the Caliban travels
hyperspace on nothing more than a routine trip for the giant vessel. Just human beings that have been inside a bit too long, confident of no other life in the Galaxy, and all the vastness of space to remind them how far they are from home. But when an impossible accident suddenly causes the Caliban to slam into an abandoned alien ship, a nightmare in space begins to unfold. Ennis delivers his unique brand of flawed characters, spot-on dialog, and trademark flare for the unexpected in a new series in the vein of Alien. This is the beginning of the end for the crew of the Caliban. Available with Regular, Wraparound, Terror, and Design Sketch Incentive covers by Facundo Percio and a ultra-limited Dark Matter edition of just 1500 copies.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The vast emptiness of the crushing unknown haunts this premium cover edition! With a special enhanced cover, and limited 1500 copies, this is the collector edition not to miss!
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Long gone are the days of treats and dog parks. Rover, Red, and Charlie near the end of their canine odyssey as they discover the trail to their final destiny. As the feeders' world collapses around them, these three best friends continue to search for the new path in this post-apocalyptic world. And with the very forces of nature seemingly against them, the trio must find a way to the Big Splash. GARTH ENNIS, the master of original horror, has crafted a story that eloquently reveals the best and worst in human nature through the actions of man's best friend. Available with a Regular, Wraparound, and a Dog Days Order Incentive cover by series artist Michael Dipascale.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: MAX BROOKS, New York Times Bestselling Author and master zombie scribe, delivers the continuing evolution of evil in the pages of Extinction Parade! It is all out war as the privileged vampire clans attempt to fight back. But they have never had to work with partners. Or against waves of subdead hordes. For too long the vampires focused only on their own excesses and now, too late, they have discovered that their solitary nature may very well bring about their ultimate demise. Available with Regular, Wraparound, End of a Species and Bloodwashed Retailer Incentive covers by Raulo Caceres.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: GARTH ENNIS – the creator of Crossed and Preacher, continues the tale that set off C-Day in comic shops worldwide last month! We return to the beginning of the bloodiest survival horror comic ever created. For over five years fans have speculated and postulated how it all began. Now Ennis addresses a story directly to the faithful that have been preparing for the outbreak since 2008. Artist CHRISTIAN ZANIER provides the shocking illustration as the Crossed plague's earliest days are chronicled for all to see. But be warned… there is no hope. Available with Regular, Wraparound and Red Crossed Incentive covers by Christian Zanier, a Fatale Fantasy cover by Jacen Burrows and a Torture cover by Gabriel Andrade.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: For over five years fans have followed GARTH ENNIS' masterful horror series wondering how it all began. Now in an underground bunker, the remains of the British government must try to work that out themselves. How far has is spread? And how? In this world full of monsters, there is no help. There is only the Crossed. Available with Regular, Wraparound and Red Crossed Incentive covers by Christian Zanier a Fatale Fantasy cover by Rafael Ortiz and a Torture cover by Jacen Burrows.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: KIERON GILLEN has changed the face of war comics forever with the introduction of Uber. After the World-changing events of the previous issue, everything is different. As the true power of the Battleships is just settling in, Uber Year II begins with a deeper look at some of the players left standing. This arc of unthinkable atrocities is illustrated by GABRIEL (Ferals) ANDRADE. Available with Regular or Wraparound cover by Gabriel Andrade, Propaganda Poster cover by Michael Dipascale, and a special Blitzkrieg Incentive cover by Andrade
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: More returned gods and demigods have targeted the Earth as their own. Now where once there was a single pantheon under Mother Earth Gaia, there is a churning vortex of divine anger and wrath. Mankind plotted to overthrow a god. But little did they know that the solution may be worse than the problem. MIKE COSTA continues JONATHAN HICKMAN's vision for the war of the divine in the pages of God is Dead! 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: Albert accomplished his goal of drawing more deities into the world…and now the Earth will burn. Man's hubris truly does know no bounds. Can the human race find a way to co-exist with gods walking among them? Or will this be the final chapter in the book of Armageddon? MIKE COSTA delivers the intensity and darkness in the ongoing tale of humanity at the brink of destruction. Available with not only a Regular cover but also an End of Days cover, Iconic, and Gilded Order Incentive copies by Jacen Burrows and a special Carnage Wraparound by German Nobile.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: On a clandestine mission to Tokyo to clean up the mess created by another British Combat Magician, Gravel must find the rogue madman or risk an international incident. But once he comes face-to-face with his occult-powered foe, the seasoned veteran will find that the green trainee has brought something with him from England, something which makes him impervious to harm. In the underground subway of magical horrors, Gravel's only hope is to use his head, which has never been one of his strong point, and even if he survives, a far greater threat to his life awaits in the darkness! Available with Regular cover by Caanan White and Wraparound, Horror, and a Black Magic Order Incentive cover by Mike Wolfer.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Beach volleyball, Crossed style! These athletes never looked so good or so deadly.Spike your Crossed collection with these special editions. This two cover limited edition set by Matt Martin is limited to 750 bagged sets.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Each cover features a stunning Matt Martin original piece of art and is limited to 135 copies.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Max Brooks' Extinction Parade is continuing the march to end of all! For the first time, you can own the next exclusive Army of the Bloodlines set of three covers, this time featuring the Blades! This first printing edition set is limited to only 1000 copies.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: There is no stopping the Battleships on another stunning War Crimes painted cover! Limited 1250 copies.