Avatar Press Solicits For December 2015 – Alan Moore, Garth Ennis, Si Spurrier And More

Here are the Avatar Press solicited comics coming to a Diamond Previews near you next week, for comics being published in December. More Providence, more Crossed, more future Crossed +100, more War Stories, more God Is Dead, more more, more….

Writer: Garth Ennis
Cover: Matt Martin
Art: Matt Martin, Keith Burns, Tomas Aira
MR, Color, 224 pages

This volume of Garth Ennis' powerful War Stories series features tales ripped from the pages of history itself delivering a horrifying and riveting look at some of the most brutal battles throughout time. This essential tome includes three stories of battle written by Ennis and illustrated by Thomas Aria including:

Castles in the Sky: A horrifying tale of early bomber pilots and their incredibly difficult missions during wartime. Thrust into the sky with a new team of soldiers these brave men learn quickly the horrors of aerial combat over the skies of Germany. With art by Matt Martin and Keith Burns.

Children of Israel: In 1973, the Golan Heights was the home to the most brutal tank warfare in history. As a young nation of Israel faced the imposing forces of the Syrian army, the true mettle of these soldiers would be tested as never before.  With art by Tomas Aira.

The Last German Winter: February 1945: as the Soviet war machine crashes into eastern Germany on a tidal wave of carnage and revenge, a mother and her children join the flood of refugees struggling to stay ahead of the invaders. But the realities of battle are dreadful to behold, and what the little family find waiting for them is deadlier than any mythical dragon. Worse still, the strange figures who appear from the deep woods are far from being knights in shining armour- and in these dark times, the price of salvation may just be too much to bear. With art by Tomas Aira.

This volume collects War Stories #1 – 9 of the ongoing comic book series.

FreakangelsSlipCase_sidephotoFREAKANGELS COMPLETE COLLECTION SLIPCASE SET – new printing
Writer: Warren Ellis
Cover & Art: Paul Duffield
MR, Color, Six TP Volumes in Slipcase

Writer Warren Ellis and artist Paul Duffield proudly present the 2010 Eagle Award-winning adventures of the Freakangels in this gorgeous box set collection of all six volumes value priced! Twenty-three years ago, twelve strange children were born in England at exactly the same moment. Six years ago, they used their psychic powers in unison and accidentally flooded the world. Today, they live in and defend Whitechapel, perhaps the last real settlement in soggy London, from the evil machinations of one of their own – a "Freakangel" gone rogue. But when Mark, the bad seed, returns and forces his old friends to expand their consciousness beyond all concepts of space and time, they discover there's something coming… something dark and terrible beyond the borders of Whitechapel. Now you can get the entire epic story, all six volumes, packaged in a sturdy slipcase featuring striking original art!

Writer:Alan Moore
Covers and Art: Jacen Burrows
MR, Color, 40 pages (no ads), 6 of 12

Fans and critics alike are hailing Alan Moore's Providence as the horror event of the year! Mild mannered newsman Robert Black is uncovering a mysterious undercurrent of fear as the pieces of the Lovecraftian puzzle slowly begin to make a coherent picture. The dramatic tension is building with each incredible ad-free 40 page issue and this issue begins the big unveils. The work has been researched and developed by Moore and Burrows over the course of several years. And the end result is an amazing tome of Lovecraftian influenced nightmares where Moore has written every cover, every single page, and every nuance of this work to create his most fully-realized vision to date.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.

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Crossed100n13-RegularCROSSED +100 #13 REGULAR CVR
Cover: Gabriel Andrade
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Art: Rafa Ortiz
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

Spurrier kicks things up a notch in the third arc of Alan Moore's incredibly original Crossed future exploration! This issue features another time jump forward and fresh startling discoveries for Future Taylor! Humanity is on the offensive and having surprising success. Could there finally be an end in sight? Several special themed covers continue to enrich the series:

*American History X Wraparound – Each of these will depict a specific time in the past hundred years, showing how things have changed and offering a peek at some key events.Each cover will display the year in which it takes place to help build the full picture.Art by Christian Zanier.
*Crossed Wires – The Crossed just don't see or make things the same way a person would, these images celebrate that day-to-day madness.Art by Christian Zanier.
*Disastered – These will show how America has changed since the original Crossed outbreak.Art by Christian Zanier.
*Horrific Homage – What if the Crossed were there from the very beginning of comics?This edition will be an Homage to a great Golden Age cover. Art by Michael DiPascale.
*Wishful Fiction – The evolution of science-fiction would have been very different with the Crossed as we show you here! Art by Jacen Burrows.

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Cover: Christian Zanier
Writer:Max Bemis
Artist: Fernando Melek
MR, Color, 32 pages
***In Stores December 9, 2015

Singer and songwriter Max Bemis of Say Anything takes readers on a twisted trip through the dysfunctional family dynamic of two very different brothers in a Crossed world.The end of civilization has come to town at last as the misery of the Crossed is visited upon a peaceful suburb.And thirty years of frustration and anger come to a head between a brother and his infected sibling in the powerful conclusion to "Shrink."Available with Regular & Torture Covers by Christian Zanier, Wraparound Cover by Daniel Gete, C-Day Worldwide Cover by German Nobile, Art Deco Cover by Michael Dipascale, and Red Crossed Incentive Cover also by Zanier.

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Cover: Christian Zanier
Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: German Erramouspe
MR, Color, 32 pages
***In Stores December 23, 2015

Max Bemis starts and all-new arc of Crossed to tell another gripping story in the world of ultimate misery.After C-Day everything changed.Nothing was every normal again – not life, not family, and not survival. The majority of people who didn't evolve with the new status quo were brutally killed or added to the ranks of psychopaths roaming the streets. But what about a love story in this new world of hate? Available with Regular & Torture Covers by Christian Zanier, Wraparound Cover by Daniel Gete, C-Day Worldwide Cover by German Nobile, Art Deco Cover by Michael Dipascale, and Red Crossed Incentive Cover also by Zanier.

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GodisDead45-IconicGOD IS DEAD #45 REGULAR CVR
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Juan Frigeri
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

Mike Costa has turned God is Dead into the most original mythology mash up being published! After destroying Earth and civilization time and time again, the petty gods were finally take out of the picture and separated.Once they seeped back into the world the inevitable chaos ensued… but as these beings were being recreated by the machinations of Satan they overlooked one possibility.That the ultimate deceiver would find a way to bring back God himself. Available with Regular Cover by Jacen Burrows, Enchanting Cover by Jose Luis, Iconic Cover by Juan Frigeri, Carnage Wraparound & End of Days Covers by German Nobile, and a special Gilded Incentive Cover also by Luis.

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Writer: Garth Ennis
Cover &Art: Tomas Aria
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing

Momentous news changes everything for the pilots on Iwo Jima, and a dangerous new program of missions soon brings heavy casualties. With the end of the war apparently in sight, each man needs his luck to last just that little bit longer- but with the enemy determined to fight to the finish, who will be left when the guns fall silent? The final part of The Tokyo Club, by Garth Ennis and Tomas Aira.Available with Regular, Wraparound, Good Girl Nose Art,& Battle Damage Retailer Incentive Covers by Thomas Aria.

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Box Set of 28 comics

Every cover, every edition, every horrible variant from Night of the Living Dead #1-5 are included here! This horrific set has every issue and rare cover from the five issue Night of the Living Dead series from Avatar, a staggering 28 comics in total! Included are #1,2,3,4,5 Regular, Wraparound, Gore, and Classic covers. Also the #1,2,3, 4 Auxiliary covers and the #1 Long Beach Con, Long Beach VIP, Mid Ohio Con and Zombiegate! Limited to just 100 delicious brain filled sets!

Bleeding Cool is, as we know, owned by Avatar Press.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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