May is going to be a big Garth Ennis month for Avatar Press with Caliban, Rover Red Charlie and two issue of Crossed. We also get the first trades from Jonathan Hickman's God Is Dead and Si Spurrier's Disenchanted. Add in Kieron Gillen's Uber and Warren Ellis' Gravel and you have a lot of good reading listed hear.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:Like a thunderbolt from heaven, the epic first volume of JONATHAN HICKMAN's God is Dead is here! Mankind has argued over the existence of gods since the dawn of time. In modern eras it's been fashionable to mock religious believers with taunts of scientific testimony and fact. But when the gods of old begin to reappear on earth and claim the domain of man for their own, the world is thrown into a state of utter anarchy. Now Horus walks the streets of Egypt, Zeus has taken over the Sistine Chapel, and Odin is coordinating the dissection of the earth among the returned deities. Mankind held sway over the world for thousands of years and their hubris over that time has made them powerful but when faced with the divine, can mortal weapons put an end to the second coming of the gods? As the world tumbles toward apocalypse, a group of scientists seek to do the impossible…give birth to the gods of science. God is Dead Vol 1 collects God is Dead issues #1-6.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: SIMON SPURRIER welcomes you to Vermintown! The smash-hit webcomic is collected for the first time! Nobody gives a crap about the little people any more. Once they were the mainstay of folklore: goblins, leprechauns, pixies, and fey. But now? Dispossessed, forgotten, doubting even their own traditions, they've trickled into Vermintown: a vast and vile city of a million inch-tall malcontents. Sprawling through an abandoned subway station deep beneath London, here myth has given way to sleaze, drugs, gangland violence and interracial hatred. Vermintown is where magic went to die. What ever happened to magic? Disenchanted answers that question with all the ugliness of the fairy slums in this first chapter of the collected webseries disenchantedcomic.com.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Horror in space has never been more terrifying than when told by master storyteller GARTH ENNIS and Fashion Beast artist FACUNDO PERCIO! No one imagined it possible, there is no other life in the universe outside of humanity. But an accident in hyperspace has forced the crew of the Caliban into accepting that simple is not true. Amid the carnage of the mishap, an alien horror begins to unfold that will take these unsuspecting space travelers to the very edge of sanity. There are things in this universe that were not meant to be encountered. Ennis delivers a new frightening vision of terror in the pages of 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 foil cover, and limited 1500 copies, this is the collector edition not to miss!
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The FINAL issue is a super-sized concluding chapter to the story of Rover, Red, and Charlie. The boys made it from New York to the big splash, but things are far from good. Herman is back for vengeance and as the world falls down around them, these three canine best friends must face his wrath. And even the bonds of friendship can't stop the inevitability of the long sleep. GARTH ENNIS delivers three of his most beloved characters to the end of the world and tells a gripping story through the innocent eyes of dogs. Available with a Regular, Wraparound, and a Dog Days Order Incentive cover by series artist Michael Dipascale.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:Part four of GARTH ENNIS' return to Crossed: Badlands continues to give the hordes of infected a dire dose of horror! It is the beginning of the infection and as more and more countries fall to the rapidly expanding infection, a group of military men start to place the pieces together and form assumptions about how this all happened. In each country a patient zero began the Crossed horror, but what does that mean for how the first infected actually came about? The creator of Crossed and Preacher, continues the tale that set off C-Day in comic shops worldwide! Available with Regular, Torture, and Red Crossed Incentive covers by Christian Zanier, a Fatale Fantasy cover by Matt Martin and aWraparound cover by Gabriel Andrade.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: In the opening days of the Crossed infection the world reels beneath the onslaught of maniacal insanity. And yet, between the heartbeats of the maniacs loosed on unsuspecting humanity, a deadly endgame of nuclear war is playing out. With Russian nukes inbound to the east coast of the United States, the English Prime Minister must make a daring decision to avoid all out human annihilation while trying to determine the cause of the Crossed plague tearing through his country. In this world full of monsters, there is no help. There is only the Crossed. Available with Regular, Torture and Red Crossed Incentive covers by Christian Zanier a Fatale Fantasy cover by Matt Martin and a Wraparound cover by Gabriel Andrade.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: "Uber Year II" continues to change the way we look at altered history stories as KIERON GILLEN's war epic rages on. Katyusha was a misfit to the end. When she activated as an Uber, she escaped and wandered the countryside hoping to make it all the way to the Ukraine. But Russia sacrificed everything to make its own tank-men and the Soviet Union would not let someone so powerful walk away. Now Katyusha has found a new home…but the horrors of war are never far behind. This arc of unthinkable atrocities is illustrated by GABRIEL (Ferals) ANDRADE. Available with Regular, War Crimes, and Wraparound covers by Gabriel Andrade, Propaganda Poster cover by Michael Dipascale, and a special Blitzkrieg Incentive cover also by Andrade
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: After agreeing to once again assist with the British SAS Combat Magician Programme, Gravel has completed his first assignment after his release from prison. A rogue British CM who was terrorizing the Tokyo subway system has been nullified, but Gravel finds that there's no way for him to disappear from the scene now that he's been cornered in the underground tunnel system by a trio of Japanese Combat Magicians. And to make matters worse, the chip of ancient megalithic stone which was accidentally embedded in his chest is siphoning his offensive, occult powers. But Gravel is far from defenseless. Above all else, he's an SAS soldier, and who dares wins! Available with Regular, Wraparound, Horror, and a Black Magic Order Incentive cover by Mike Wolfer.
GOD IS DEAD #12
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: German Erramouspe
MR, Color, 32 pages
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: MIKE COSTA expands JONATHAN HICKMAN's vision for the war of the divine in the pages of God is Dead! The End of Days has come again as returned gods vie for control of a vulnerable mortal planet. Mother Earth Gaia has faced the fury of the returned gods and the final battle will take an unimaginable toll on Earth and her inhabitants! 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: A new arc begins as MIKE COSTA delivers the intensity and darkness in the ongoing tale of the gods returned. As the dust settles, a new voice from the void arises, one that is known of modern man and full of divine wrath. He is risen, Jesus Christ again walks among men! The most audacious arc of God Is Dead has arrived and Jesus begins to set things right… but His salvation might be causing more harm than good. 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: The German atrocities continue on another stunning War Crimes painted cover! Limited 1250 copies.