Avatar Press solicitations for product shipping May, 2002

Mon, March 4th, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Warren Ellis' ATMOSPHERICS GN
Retail Price: $5.95 US


Cover: Ken Meyer


Writer: Warren Ellis


Artist: Ken Meyer


Readership: Mature Readers


Format: B&W, 48 pages, square bound graphic novel

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Warren Ellis and painter Ken Meyer

unleash a totally remastered version of this terrifying alien

tale that has been out of print for many years and never

before collected into one graphic novel. She's in a

hospital. Except it may be a police station. She's been

traumatized. Or she's been arrested. She's the only living

witness of a cattle-mutilation style attack on humans. Or

she's a multiple killer who has a psychotic reaction to

heroin use. Who may not survive discovering who she really

is. This deluxe square bound graphic novel also features all

the stunning paintings Ken Meyer produced for the series,

many of which have never seen print, a special section

focusing on how Ken creates his work, and a new introduction

by Warren Ellis!

Warren Ellis' ATMOSPHERICS GN Hardcover with sketch (Previews Exclusive)
Retail Price: $34.95 US


Cover: Ken Meyer


Writer: Warren Ellis


Artist: Ken Meyer


Readership: Mature Readers


Format: B&W, 48 pages, square bound graphic novel

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This special Previews Exclusive

hardcover edition features a new Ken Meyer cover and each

copy comes packaged with an original Ken Meyer sketch! All

copies shipped bagged with a certificate of authenticity.

Limited to just 500 copies.

Warren Ellis' SCARS Sampler
Retail Price: $0.75 US


Cover: Jacen Burrows


Writer: Warren Ellis


Artist: Jacen Burrows


Readership: Mature Readers


Format: B&W, 10 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Writing maestro Warren Ellis and artist

extrodinare Jacen Burrows are together again for this major

new series. Launching this Fall, the six issue Scars series

promises to be one of the greatest Ellis works yet and this

ultra-cheap sampler is a perfect way to get a sneak peek

months before the first issue is released. He's a cop

trying to deal with the extremes of homicide detail and the

realities of the chaotic world he works in , who finally

falls on a case that doesn't fit into his coping mechanism.

A case that speaks directly to the one question he's tried

never to ask himself. How much of a monster do you have to

become in order to stop one? This special sampler shows six

sequential pages of the series as well as an all-new four

page essay from Warren Ellis.

Steven Grant's MORTAL SOULS #3A
Retail Price: $3.50 US


Cover: Philip Xavier


Writer: Steven Grant


Artist: Philip Xavier


Readership: Mature Readers


Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly, 3 of 3

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Steven Grant's horrific crime

masterpiece comes to its terrifying conclusion. Detective

Eric Sharpe has finally put the pieces together and now

realizes the enormity of the problem the husks of the dead

and one of their leaders, Traduce, pose to the living. But

as the only person who can see their true selves, he is

having a hard time convincing others of the problem. In

fact, Sharpe's own partner is defending Traduce to the death

and now Eric must decide if he is willing to cut a swath of

death through the living in order to eliminate the dead!

Along with French superstar artist Phil Xavier, Steven Grant

is continuing to push the envelope of the genre and you don't

want to miss this explosive conclusion!

Steven Grant's MORTAL SOULS #3B Wraparound
Retail Price: $3.95 US


Cover: Philip Xavier


Writer: Steven Grant


Artist: Philip Xavier


Readership: Mature Readers


Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly, 3 of 3

Ennis and McCrea's BIGGER DICKS #4A
Retail Price: $4.95 US


Cover: John McCrea


Writer: Garth Ennis


Artist: John McCrea


Readership: Mature Readers


Format: B&W, 48 pages, monthly, 4 of 4

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Dougie and Ivor have never been mistaken

for rocket scientists, but now it appears that their latest

plan for fast cash is going to end up with both of them

chopped into small pieces by very irate gangsters. Would

madman Garth Ennis and John McCrea do that to their loved

heroes? Or course they would, these men have no limits to

their depravity! In fact the true levels of sickness that

these bollocks unleash upon these very pages make grown men

laugh themselves into convulsions. And those few readers who

might have previously had pure virginal minds will become

sick twistos like the rest of us comic folks. To top off the

madness, they have even included a sneak peak of this

summers forthcoming sequel! We must be sick just to publish

this truly immoral material, and odds are high that while you

laugh your butt off to the full-on, over-the-top humor you

will be offended. But just to be sure you are, it is also

available with a special hilarious Guaranteed to Offend

cover! So bend over and steel yourself for the final Bigger

Dicks!

Ennis and McCrea's BIGGER DICKS #4B Guaranteed to Offend
Retail Price: $4.95 US


Cover: John McCrea


Writer: Garth Ennis


Artist: John McCrea


Readership: Mature Readers


Format: B&W, 48 pages, monthly, 4 of 4

SHI: Poisoned Paradise Preview
Retail Price: $1.99 US


Cover: Billy Tucci


Writer: Billy Tucci


Artist: Karl Waller


Readership: All ages


Format: B&W, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Billy Tucci's Shi is launching at

Avatar! Shi: Poisoned Paradise is the first of Billy Tucci's

all-new stories of Shi through the ages, and takes place in

Feudal Japan during a tumultuous time of Samurai and Ronin.

This full color series launches this summer and now you can

get a special look at the luscious pages by Karl Waller and

see the work in progress on the book. Death has a new face,

Shi, and she's back in full force this summer, don't miss

out!

SHI: Poisoned Paradise Preview - Ron Adrian
Retail Price: $5.95 US


Cover: Ron Adrian


Writer: Billy Tucci


Artist: Karl Waller


Readership: All ages


Format: B&W, 16 pages

COVEN: Tooth and Nail #1 Prism Foil (Previews Exclusive)
Retail Price: $12.95 US


Cover: Ron Adrian


Writer: Robert Lugibihl


Artist: Ron Adrian


Readership: All Ages


Format: Full color, 40 pages, one shot

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: 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!

All copies ship bagged and boarded with a certificate of

authenticity. This Previews Exclusive Prism Foil is limited

to just 500 copies.

Tim Vigil's WEBWITCH Preview Temptress Edition
Retail Price: $5.95 US


Cover: Sean Shaw


Writer/Artist: Tim Vigil


Readership: Mature Readers


Format: B&W, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Sean Shaw provides this steamy new cover

for this hot Preview! Tim Vigil is ready to unleash an all-

new masterpiece, 5 years in the making! His three issue

Webwitch series is completely self-contained and totally

accessible to the new reader. All three issues are already

completely drawn and this special preview book gives you a

behind-the-scenes look at how this brilliant work came

together. With background and inking assists from Adam

(Witchblade) McDaniel and Jeff (Faust) Austin, the final

pages are simply some of the finest of Tim Vigil's

illustrious career! Fans of horror rejoice, because Vigil is

back and better than ever! This special edition is limited to

just 1500 copies.

Alan Moore's GLORY #2 Freedom Edition
Retail Price: $5.95 US


Cover: Karl Waller


Writer: Alan Moore


Artist: Marat Mychaels


Readership: Mature Readers


Format: full color, 32 pages, 2 of 4

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Karl Waller offers up Glory in all her

splendor on this stunning new cover. Alan Moore's most

eagerly anticipated series continues as Glory strides between

the two worlds she lives in , our mortal Earth and her

mother's godly Thune, and she tries to come to grasp with her

new found mortal love. But something is very wrong with

Thune and the Gods themselves tremble as Glory's world

literally falls apart! Alan Moore's reputation for brilliant

characterization and his staggering ability to create new

realities as vivid and alive as our own is fully displayed in

this wonderful work. This special edition is limited to just

1500 copies.

COVEN: Tooth and Nail #1/2 Fantom Edition
Retail Price: $5.95 US


Cover: Karl Waller


Writer: Robert Lugibihl


Artist: Ron Adrian


Readership: All Ages


Format: full color, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The vampire Fantom finally gets her

chance to shine on the brand new cover. Coven continues with

a blast of adrenaline as Spellcaster's peaceful night of

surfing and self-reflection is shattered when the were-beast

known as Darkwolf bursts upon the scene and rips her world

apart. His goal: to find his hated twin sister Fantom and

make her life a living hell! Superstar Ron Adrian provides

the best looking pages of his life in this all-new issue that

leads directly into issue #1. This special edition is

limited to just 1500 copies.

THRESHOLD #45 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: 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.

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