Avatar Press solicitations for product shipping July, 2002

Mon, April 22nd, 2002 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Warren Ellis' STRANGE KILLINGS: The Body Orchard #1
Retail Price: $3.50 US


Cover: Mike Wolfer


Writer: Warren Ellis


Artist: Mike Wolfer


Readership: Mature Readers


Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly, 1 of 6

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Warren Ellis and Mike Wolfer return for

more Strange Killings! Before his disgrace and removal to

solo deniable duties, Sergeant Major William Gravel was part

of SAS team Alpha One Four. He hasn't seen his teammates

since his fall. He knows only that they're still in the

job, doing the things he used to do. Which doesn't remotely

explain why, while he's moonlighting in New York, the Alpha

One Four team should be seen blowing away a newly-elected

mayor -- a military man himself , and then vanishing into

thin air... This series digs deep into William Gravel's

magic past and begs an answer to one of the greatest combat

magician secrets, what is the Body Orchard?

Warren Ellis' STRANGE KILLINGS: The Body Orchard #1
Wraparound


Retail Price: $3.95 US


Cover: Mike Wolfer


Writer: Warren Ellis


Artist: Mike Wolfer


Readership: Mature Readers


Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly, 1 of 6

SHI: Poisoned Paradise #2 - Tucci
Retail Price: $3.50 US


Cover: William Tucci


Writer: William Tucci


Artist: Karl Waller


Readership: all ages


Format: FC, 32 pages, 2 of 2

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Billy Tucci's Shi concludes her first color series as

Avatar with this action packed finale!

Shi has gotten trapped in between a vicious warlord that wants her dead and

an innocent village that has taken her in to heal after her severe wounds

of her last battle. With no choice but to engage the huge samurai army,

she assembles what little help she can find and prepares for what will

certainly be her most deadly battle! Set in the Feudal times of Japan,

Poisoned Paradise is the first of Billy Tucci's all-new stories of Shi

through the ages. The time period is brought back to life with the

luscious artwork of Karl Waller and vibrant colors by Nimbus. Death has a

new face this summer and Shi's back in full force, don't miss this stunning

conclusion!

SHI: Poisoned Paradise #2 - Martin
Retail Price: $3.50 US


Cover: Matt Martin


Writer: William Tucci


Artist: Karl Waller


Readership: all ages


Format: FC, 32 pages, 2 of 2

SHI: Poisoned Paradise #2 - Waller
Retail Price: $3.50 US


Cover: Karl Waller


Writer: William Tucci


Artist: Karl Waller


Readership: all ages


Format: FC, 32 pages, 2 of 2

SHI: Poisoned Paradise #2 - Shaw
Retail Price: $3.50 US


Cover: Karl Waller


Writer: William Tucci


Artist: Karl Waller


Readership: all ages


Format: FC, 32 pages, 2 of 2

COVEN: Tooth and Nail #1 Fantom cover
Retail Price: $5.95 US


Cover: Karl Waller


Writer: Robert Lugibihl


Artist: Ron Adrian


Readership: All ages


Format: FC, 32 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Karl Waller unleashes another vampiric masterpiece

with this Fantom cover! The lycanthropic Darkwolf has come seeking

vengeance upon his sister Fantom, and Spellcaster is caught in the middle

after she is bitten by Darkwolf and infected with his dreaded curse. In a

desperate scramble against time, Spellcaster, Fantom and Scratch must fight

tooth and nail against Darkwolf and his pack as they make their way across

town to the one man who may be able to prevent Spellcaster from being

doomed to life as a werewolf! Red hot artist Ron Adrian (Witchblade,

Darkchylde) has slaved over these pages to make them the most stunning of

his career. This special edition is limited to just 1000 copies.

10th Muse / Demonslayer #1/2 Conflict Edition
Retail Price: $5.95 US


Cover: Marat Mychaels


Writer: Robert Lugibihl


Artist: Marat Mychaels


Readership: All Ages


Format: full color, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The lovely ladies square off against the mysterious

Andromeda on the stunning new cover by Marat Mychaels! Jaclyn Hayes and

Emma Sonnet...the Demonslayer and the 10th Muse. Two women whose destinies

have been forced upon them and whose fates become intertwined when a

mysterious assailant renders Jaclyn unconscious and sends her demonic lover

Michael on a mission to destroy the 10th Muse. If Emma loses this battle

she will surely die, but if she kills Michael she will face the unbridled

fury of the Demonslayer! This special edition is limited to just 1500

copies.

Tim Vigil's WEBWITCH Companion Cave of Evil Edition
Retail Price: $5.95 US


Cover: Matt Martin


Writer/Artist: Tim Vigil


Readership: Mature Readers


Format: B&W, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Matt Martin provides this stunning new cover. Tim

Vigil's all new Webwitch series is coming soon, and this special Companion

provides a special new prelude story! That's right, an exclusive lead-in

to the #1 issue can only be found in this limited Webwitch Companion

featuring luscious art by the one and only Tim Vigil. This book also

includes a special look at the characters of the upcoming series and at the

Webwitch adventures before now. For Webwitch and Tim Vigil fans, this is a

book you don't want to miss! This special edition is limited to just 1500

copies.

AVENGELYNE: Seraphicide #1/2 and #1 Prism Foil set
Retail Price: $19.95 US


Covers: Al Rio


Writer: Robert Lugibihl


Artist: Rick Lyon


Readership: All ages


Format: full color, 16 and 32 pages, bagged set of two books

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Avengelyne is caught in the cross hairs of the

deadliest assassin on the planet, the luscious Onyx. Raised since a child

to master one thing, killing, Onyx brings a fury of firepower and slicing

swords to bear against Avengelyne. So who would want the Earth Angel dead?

And will Avengelyne live long enough to find out why? You don't want to

miss this hard hitting and action packed series! This special Prism foil

set ships with two limited editions bagged together, each limited to just

400 copies, with a certificate of authenticity.

THRESHOLD #46 DEMONSLAYER connecting cover
Retail Price: $5.95 US


Cover: Marat Mychaels


Artists: Marat Mychaels, Phil Xavier


Readership: Mature Readers


Format: B&W, 48 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Demonslayer continues her extended run in Threshold

with some unusual demon trouble. It seems that the Roman Catholic church

has some unexpected visitors underneath Vatican City and Jaclyn may be the

only one who can help. Marat Mychaels' Demonslayer has been heating up the

pages of Threshold for the past several issues. Now available for the

first time is the beginning chapter of the Demonslayer saga in this special

connecting cover. There will be one of these connecting covers on each of

the first six issues of Threshold with Demonslayer that are all beautiful

works of art on their own, but combine to create one huge image! This

special edition is limited to just 750 copies.

WARREN ELLIS' STRANGE KISS TPB (O/A Star12541)
Retail Price: $8.95 US


Cover: Mike Wolfer


Writer: Warren Ellis


Artwork: Mike Wolfer


Readership: Mature Readers


Format: B&W, 72 pages, TPB

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The entire Strange Kiss series collected in one volume

featuring the introduction of William Gravel! Featuring an all-new

introduction by Warren Ellis and new pinup art by Mike Wolfer. Strange Kiss

is best described by Ellis himself, "A horrific murder-suicide in the

middle of a busy city street at midday; an old man rotting and bloating in

a hospital bed, something sick gestating inside him; in a darkened place

close by, people screaming, impregnated, doomed. Something beautiful and

awful is trying to reproduce, and its strange kiss is only to be feared..."

STRANGE KISS SCRIPT BOOK (O/A)
Retail Price: $4.95 US


Cover: Mike Wolfer


Writer: Warren Ellis


Readership: All ages


Format: B&W, all text, 48 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Warren Ellis fans have been screaming to see the

master's original scripts, well here they are! With all-new commentary on

the genesis of the book, the scripting of the series, and how to write

horror comic books all by Warren Ellis, this is destined to be a classic

compendium! See for yourself why Warren Ellis is the most critically

acclaimed writer since Alan Moore! New cover by Mike Wolfer.

WARREN ELLIS' STRANGER KISSES TPB (O/A Star14717)
Retail Price: $9.95 US


Cover: Mike Wolfer


Writer: Warren Ellis


Artist: Mike Wolfer


Readership: Mature Readers


Format: B&W, 72 pages, square bound TPB

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Warren Ellis brings his mad visions to life with the

same team who brought you Strange Kiss, with Mike Wolfer on art and Dan

Parsons on painted grey tones. Stranger Kisses is about people for whom two

genders are not enough, no matter how you play mix-and-match with

sexuality. It's also about videotape, bad secrets, and what it's like to

have an entire city wanting to kill you. The videotape is of seriously

physically modified whores. Possibly altered at the genetic level.

Because those extra orifices look grown. And those weird protuberances

don't look artificial.... A very 21st Century comic, mad and modern and

speedy and full of nasty ideas. Most sequels end up as pale imitations of

the first. Stranger Kisses makes its ancestor look like a runt. It's Big

Comics, Pop Comics. hard fast explosive storytelling, mad science and weird

sex. What the hell more do you want? The year 2000. In LA, the future

of rich man's whoring and trophy women is being designed. Two sexes are

not enough. People like their kisses stranger than that.

FANTASTIC VISIONS: THE ART OF MATT BUSCH (O/A Star13269)
Retail Price: $15.95 US


Cover: Matt Busch


Artwork: Matt Busch


Readership: All ages


Format: B&W with full color section, 112 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Matt Busch has emerged as one of the top Entertainment

Illustrators of the last decade. He has worked on movies like Con Air and

The Matrix, painted covers for dozens of Star Wars books and magazines, and

done album artwork for artists like the Beastie Boys and Garbage. He also

teaches art and manages to do comic covers and trading cards as well! All

told, he has amassed a stunning list of achievements and credits to his

name, and this is the first collection of his work ever! This luscious

square bound book features over 100 of his paintings, sketches, and

drawings in both black and white and full color. It also features the most

extensive interview ever done with Busch as he covers his entire career.

For fans of painted artwork and artists looking for a glimpse inside the

mind of a painting master, this book is a must!

TIDALWAVE STUDIOS

10th MUSE #1A - Andy Park
Retail Price: $3.50 US


Cover: Andy Park


Writer: Marv Wolfman


Artist: Roger Cruz


Readership: All ages


Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The red hot 10th Muse series moves to Avatar to launch

a new on-going series! 10th Muse is the story of Emma Sonnett, a lone hero

sets forth to seek out justice. A district attorney by day and the Muse by

night, 10th Muse features Greek Mythology set in modern day world. This

special first issue heats up the action right away! He calls himself The

Guardsman and he has come to Earth to enlist the services of five very

special protectors to defeat an unstoppable force known only as Overthrow.

To protect the Earth these five heroes come together to form The Odyssey,

this planet's newest and greatest superhero team featuring The 10th Muse,

Orion the Hunter, Trident, Isis and Atlas. But there is more to both The

Guardsman and Overthrow than even the Odyssey know, and what is at stake is

a greater menace than any this planet has ever faced before! If you've

never bought The 10th Muse before, don't fail to read this issue. Because

after this, nothing will ever be the same again.

10th MUSE #1B - Chris Bachalo
Retail Price: $3.50 US


Cover: Chris Bachalo


Writer: Marv Wolfman


Artist: Roger Cruz


Readership: All ages


Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

10th MUSE #1C - Roger Cruz
Retail Price: $3.50 US


Cover: Roger Cruz


Writer: Marv Wolfman


Artist: Roger Cruz


Readership: All ages


Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

10th MUSE #1D - Mark Brooks
Retail Price: $3.50 US


Cover: Mark Brooks


Writer: Marv Wolfman


Artist: Roger Cruz


Readership: All ages


Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

10th MUSE #1E - R.V. Valdez
Retail Price: $3.50 US


Cover: R.V. Valdez


Writer: Marv Wolfman


Artist: Roger Cruz


Readership: All ages


Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

BLACK TIDE #1A - Andy Park
Retail Price: $3.50 US


Cover: Andy Park


Writer: Debbie Bishop


Artist: Mike S. Miller


Readership: All ages


Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The critically acclaimed super-spy story Black Tide

relaunches at Avatar in a new on-going series with continuing art by Mike

(Superman) Miller! As operatives of a Special Ops unit called Deceivers,

super-terrorists and wanted criminals were no match for them. Now, as

unseen evil works against them and dangerous enemies resurface, three

conflicted heroes must choose sides in a fight for their lives. A Black

Ops mission turns out to be a trap when one operative is exposed to a

deadly bio-chemical agent. While our three heroes face an evil new

opponent who uses their fears against them, two other villains have

conspired to destroy them.

BLACK TIDE #1B - Mike Miller
Retail Price: $3.50 US


Cover: Mike Miller


Writer: Debbie Bishop


Artist: Mike S. Miller


Readership: All ages


Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

BLACK TIDE #1C - Wraparound
Retail Price: $3.50 US


Cover: Mark Pajarillo


Writer: Debbie Bishop


Artist: Mike S. Miller


Readership: All ages


Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

TIDALWAVE AT AVATAR SAMPLER
Retail Price: $0.99 US


Cover: Ash Solomon


Artists: Roger Cruz, Mike Miller, R.V Valdez and more


Readership: All ages


Format: FC, 16 pages, one shot

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The ultimate sampler is here for less than a buck! In

the last two years TidalWave has brought you some of the most unique

heroes. With characters like the 10th Muse and Isis, merged with the

creative talents of such heavy hitters such as Roger Cruz, Marv Wolfman,

Randy Green and Norm Breyfogle, TidalWave blends the top notch artwork with

innovative storylines. This special edition offers up some new artwork and

brings you up to date on all the TidalWave Universe titles. It is a who's

who of the TidalWave's characters and features all of TidalWave's current

and near future titles. The TidalWave is coming, have you gotten to higher

ground yet? See for yourself what all the excitement is about all for less

than a dollar!

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