Cinema Purgatorio, Crossed: Badlands And War Stories This Week From Avatar Press

Here are the Avatar Press new comics coming to comic book shops on Wednesday 5/4. These include the new Cinema Purgatorio from Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, Crossed: Badlands by Christos Gage and Emiliano Urdinola, and War Stories by Garth Ennis and Tomas Aira.

Avatar Press is the Parent Company of Bleeding Cool.

Cinema Purgatorio #1

Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill invite you, and some of the finest creators in comics, in to join them in a different kind of dark: Cinema Purgatorio!  This ongoing monthly series will feature Alan and Kevin in every issue and is their first major new project together since League of Extraordinary Gentlemen!  Anthology has become a dirty word, so far be it from us to clean it up.  Instead we'll shine our light onto the cutting edge of sequential art, with black and white artwork to allow illustrator's pure visions, and the greatest assembly of writing talent ever gathered on one series.  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.

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Crossed: Badlands #96

Christos Gage delivers a fiery return story to the world of the Crossed and the vicious alpha-infected, Smokey!   He's found the smart girls, he's found a place to farm and Smokey is preparing to settle in for the long-haul.  Can he pull off the first Crossed settlement?  If the Crossed are the inevitable creeping doom, Smokey is the unavoidable fate waiting for you in a world of misery and woe.  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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War Stories #18

A sneak attack on the squadron's home base leaves Jonah all at sea, while Max's engagement hits a sudden wall. But out in the English Channel waits their adversary, the mysterious E-Boat commander nicknamed Hans the Bastard- and the showdown he has planned is nothing like what our heroes are expecting. The concluding episode of Send A Gunboat, 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.

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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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