Avatar Press Solicitations for June, 2008

Mon, March 31st, 2008 at 12:00am PDT

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CBR News Team, Editor

Avatar Press has provided CBR News with covers and solicitation information for comics and product shipping June, 2008, including "Wolfskin Annual" #1 by Warren Elis, Mike Wolfer and Gianluca Pagliarani. Discuss these solicitations here on CBR's Indie Comics forum and tell fellow readers what you plan on picking up.

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WOLFSKIN Annual #1

Retail Price: $4.99 US

Cover: Jacen Burrows

Writer: Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer

Art: Gianluca Pagliarani

Readership: MR

Format: Full Color, 40 pages, one shot

UPC – 820023001583 01011

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Warren Ellis' epic barbarian saga returns! Before history was recorded in stone and ink, some men wrote it in blood. This all-new color Annual is the perfect way to hone your senses for the new Wolfskin series that begins this summer! In the world of the First Century, where broadswords, warhammers and warriors abound, a man's worth is measured by the swiftness of his reflexes and his preparedness to kill. From the far North, the roaming Wolfskin is a mercenary of unequaled might, dedicated to delivering the souls of his enemies to a blood-thirsty God. After travelling through the wooded realm of the sexy Feral Girl, Wolfskin has arrived in a bustling coastal community, where merchants and seafarers have transformed a primitive village into an economic paradise. But the architects of the

seaport's prosperity wear the brands of criminals, and only Wolfskin suspects that behind the veneer of the town's thriving commerce lies a secret most vile. The tattooed Algizmen, disowned by the Gods themselves, know that Wolfskin must be destroyed before the contents of the mysterious casks that have brought the seaport its wealth are exposed! Just as they've done with the hit series Gravel, Warren Ellis as plotmaster and Mike Wolfer on script assist have teamed up to create an immersive world drawn by stellar newcomer Gianluca Pagliarani. This issue is available with a regular cover by Jacen Burrows, a wraparound by Juan Jose Ryp, a Painted cover by artist Felipe Massafera, and also a rare 1-in-15 Design Sketch Edition featuring the initial character designs by Gianluca.

WOLFSKIN Annual #1 Wraparound

Retail Price: $4.99 US

Cover: Juan Jose Ryp

Writer: Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer

Art: Gianluca Pagliarani

Readership: MR

Format: Full Color, 40 pages, one shot

UPC – 820023001590 01021

WOLFSKIN Annual #1 Painted

Retail Price: $4.99 US

Cover: Felipe Massafera

Writer: Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer

Art: Gianluca Pagliarani

Readership: MR

Format: Full Color, 40 pages, one shot

UPC – 820023001606 01031

ANNA MERCURY: Prepare for Launch Signed
Retail Price: $4.99 US

Cover: Jacen Burrows

Writer: Warren Ellis

Art: Facundo Percio

Readership: MR

Format: B&W, 16 pages, one shot

UPC – 820023001477 01011

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The comic that gave readers their very first glimpse of the mysterious and beautiful Anna Mercury is now available in Previews, and every copy has been signed by cover artist Jacen Burrows! The smash-hit of WizardWorld LA, this book is a must-have for collectors, as well as anyone who wants to pull back the curtain on this sultry spy-adventuress and get a closer look at Anna before she leapt onto the scene. The pages are packed with never-before-seen sketches from series artist Facundo Percio, a special look at the B&W art from #1, and an interview with creator Warren Ellis about the series! But, just like Anna, this book is going to move fast -- so don't blink, or you'll miss the svelte print run of just 2000 copies. Each copy is signed by Jacen Burrows, and ships bagged and boarded with a certificate of authenticity.

ANNA MERCURY #3
Retail Price: $3.99 US

Cover: Paul Duffield

Writer: Warren Ellis

Art: Facundo Percio

Readership: MR

Format: Full Color, 32 pages, monthly, 3 of 5

UPC – 820023001507 03011

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Warren Ellis continues to strip away the layers of mystery from the sultry Anna Mercury in his all-new color series! In the aftermath of the disaster on New Ataraxia, Anna Mercury and her employers can't be blamed for thinking things couldn't get any worse. But the cracks in New Ataraxia run deeper than anyone could imagine, and when Anna stands down from active duty and returns to her "normal" life, there's no one around to save that strange city as it slides from murderous to suicidal... A high-octane blend of The Shadow, Tomb Raider, retropunk science fiction and 21st century Weird Pulp Action, ANNA MERCURY is a headlong adventure serial about a beautiful and mysterious spy-adventurer who is not what she seems.... Anna Mercury will be a series of mini-series, starting with this five issue color series that features art by all-new talent Facundo Percio. This issue is available with a regular cover by Paul Duffield, a wraparound by Juan Jose Ryp, a Painted cover by artist Felipe Massafera, and also a rare 1-in-15 Design Sketch Edition featuring the initial character designs by Percio.

ANNA MERCURY #3 Painted
Retail Price: $3.99 US

Cover: Felipe Massafera

Writer: Warren Ellis

Art: Facundo Percio

Readership: MR

Format: Full Color, 32 pages, monthly, 3 of 5

UPC – 820023001521 03031

ANNA MERCURY #3 Wraparound
Retail Price: $3.99 US

Cover: Juan Jose Ryp

Writer: Warren Ellis

Art: Facundo Percio

Readership: MR

Format: Full Color, 32 pages, monthly, 3 of 5

UPC – 820023001514 03021

ANNA MERCURY #1 Auxiliary
Retail Price: $3.99 US

Cover: Juan Jose Ryp

Writer: Warren Ellis

Art: Facundo Percio

Readership: MR

Format: Full Color, 32 pages, monthly, 1 of 5

UPC: 820023001163 01051

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Get in on the ground floor of Warren Ellis bombshell new series! Now you can get this special Auxiliary edition of the first printing of #1, which is limited to 2000 copies, with a new cover by superstar artist Juan Jose Ryp still at the original cover price of $3.99!

DOKTOR SLEEPLESS #8
Retail Price: $3.99 US

Cover: Ivan Rodriguez

Writer: Warren Ellis

Art: Ivan Rodriguez

Readership: MR

Format: Full Color, 32 pages, monthly

UPC – 820023000739 08011

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Doktor Sleepless returns to a regular schedule! Heavenside has seen better days. Bodies are starting to pile up, more are starting to get sick, and all the things people have always taken for granted are starting to not work. The promises of the future may all have been broken, but the Doktor has stayed true to his word-- it's getting so the only constant in people's lives is the nightly Doktor Sleepless broadcast. And although that may be just how he wants it, that's what frightens Sing the most. But with everyone listening intently to the Doktor's every word, there may be no one left to listen to what she has to say... Warren Ellis' satirical-political science fiction novel continues its on-going run! The issue is available with a regular cover by series artist Ivan Rodriguez, or wraparound cover by Raulo Caceres, and also a rare 1-in-15 Future Warning Sign cover.

DOKTOR SLEEPLESS #8 Wraparound
Retail Price: $3.99 US

Cover: Raulo Caceres

Writer: Warren Ellis

Art: Ivan Rodriguez

Readership: MR

Format: Full Color, 32 pages, monthly

UPC – 820023000746 08021

GRAVEL #4
Retail Price: $3.99 US

Cover: Mike Wolfer

Writer: Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer

Art: Oscar Jimenez

Readership: MR

Format: Full Color, 32 pages, on-going monthly

UPC – 820023001545 04011

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Gravel, the explosive monthly series from Ellis and Wolfer, dials up the action with this all combat magic issue! William Gravel has had a busy week -- hunting down and disposing of his former co-workers one after the next, to relieve them of their peices of the hideously powerful Sigsand Manuscript. Killing magicians is tiring work, and Gravel would much prefer to relax with a nice pint, but it looks like he's going to have to deal with yet another adversary, and what's worse, this one has not arrived alone. Edwin Royston has brought with him his nine acolytes, an assemblage of young magicians who are ready to serve under him once he has finished what Gravel started: eradicating the remainder of the Minor Seven, Britain's greatest Occult Magicians. Near exhaustion, hopelessly outnumbered, and low on bullets, Gravel will have to dig into his deepest supernatural reserves to make it though this night alive... And if he manages to outlive the acolytes, he'll still have to battle Royston to the death to determine the owner of the fourth section of the Sigsand! This issue is available with a regular cover by Mike Wolfer, a wraparound by new series artist Oscar Jimenez, and also a rare 1-in-15 Black Magic Edition featuring a new cover by Wolfer.

GRAVEL #4 Wraparound
Retail Price: $3.99 US

Cover: Raulo Caceres

Writer: Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer

Art: Oscar Jimenez

Readership: MR

Format: Full Color, 32 pages, on-going monthly

UPC – 820023001552 04021

GRAVEL #0 Auxiliary
Retail Price: $1.99 US

Cover: Raulo Caceres

Writer: Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer

Art: Raulo Caceres

Readership: MR

Format: Full Color, 16 pages, monthly

UPC: 820023000050 00051

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Combat Magician William Gravel is unleashed in this on-going monthly series! Now you can get this special Auxiliary edition of the first printing of #0, which is limited to 3000 copies, with a new cover by artist Raulo Caceres still at the original cover price of $1.99!

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD ANNUAL #1 LA Convention Edition
Retail Price: $5.99 US

Cost to Diamond: 51% off

Cover: Matt Busch

Writer: John Russo

Art: Edison George

Readership: MR

Format: Full Color, 40 pages, one shot

UPC: 820023001439 01081

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This amazing hot zombie girl cover was previously only available at a convention in LA, now you can get a copy, if you dare! Painted by Matt Busch, this spectacular edition is limited to just 1500 copies!

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