Archaia: July 2010 Solicitations
ARCHAIA ITEMS SHIPPING IN JULY 2010
CRITICAL MILLENNIUM #2 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.95
Page Count: 40 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Written by Andrew E. C. Gaska
Illustrated by Daniel Dussault
Cover by Daniel Dussault
Traveling to the outer system colonies with pop singer Angel Rei in tow, Thomm Coney and Eryc Kartoneas witness the first test launch of the experimental engine that will propel them to their destiny! But the Blackstar drive utilizes miniature black holes to catapult vessels to other worlds, and as the test begins, Thomm finds himself wondering, “Just what happens to the Earth system if a black hole doesn’t close?”
While the entrepreneurs are off world, natural calamity strikes New Bombay! In the devastated slums of the Ghost Quarter, the man called the Wraith rises to power, organizing the despondent Ghosts into a fanatical terrorist regime. Their focus: The death of those who would dare take mankind to the stars!
Mature Readers (Contains Adult Content)
MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD #3
Retail Price: $3.50
Page Count: 24 pages
Format: saddle bound, 8” x 8”, full color
Written by Guy Davis, Katie Cook and David Petersen
Illustrated by Guy Davis, Katie Cook and David Petersen
Cover by David Petersen
The June Alley Inn, located in the western mouse city of Barkstone, is lively tonight—a throng of mice are excitedly spinning fantastic yarns in a storytelling contest! One such tall tale is about a pauper mouse who risks life and limb to find the best gift for the most eligible young lady mouse in town.
Legends of the Guard is a continuing anthology series with artists and storytellers handpicked by creator David Petersen. Featured in this issue are tales by Guy Davis (B.P.R.D.) and Katie Cook (Fraggle Rock).
Ordinary People, Part 2. The new volume of The Killer continues! The Killer’s involvement with the Cuban agent Katia deepens, and he is once again drawn to wondering about his place in the world…
Mature Readers (series contains Nudity, Graphic Violence and Adult Content)
OKKO: THE CYCLE OF AIR #4 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.875” x 10.25”, full color
Written by Hub
Illustrated by Hub
Cover by Hub
In the concluding issue of the Cycle of Air, Okko the ronin, bereft of his hand, rises to the challenge of unlocking the secret of Miss Mayudama’s silence.
Mature Readers (series contains Graphic Violence and Adult Content)
THE SECRET HISTORY BOOK TWELVE
Retail Price: $5.95 U.S.
Page Count: 48 pages
Format: perfect bound, 6.875” x 10.25”, full color
Written by Jean-Pierre Pécau
Illustrated by Igor Kordey
Colors by Leonard O’Grady
Cover by Manchu & Olivier Vatine
Lucky Point. 1942: After two years of war, fate seems to finally turn in favor of the Allies. But William of Lecce has not said his last word. After defeating the archon Aker, William begins to work with the mysterious Nazi factory T4, whose raw materials seem to come directly from the concentration camps, while his agents seek some secret in Beirut. Meanwhile, in the U.S., Curtis joins the top secret “Manhattan Project” at Los Alamos…
Mature Readers (series contains Nudity, Graphic Violence, and Adult Content)
INANNA’S TEARS Collected Edition Hardcover
Retail Price: $19.95 U.S.
Page Count: 136 pages
Format: hardcover with dust jacket, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Written by Rob Vollmar
Illustrated by mpMann
Cover by mpMann
In Sumer, before the rise of the kingship, the prosperous city of Birith is known throughout the land for its devotion to the goddess Inanna. But after a thousand years of plenty, the city is in danger of being overrun by the nomadic refugees that swell in number outside of its walls. Even as her high priest makes plans to preside over his final ritual to Inanna and name a successor, powerful interests outside of the city begin to question the wisdom of continuing to submit to the Temple’s authority. When the role of consort is passed unexpectedly to a woman named Entika, she must overcome not only the prejudices of her own people but a cunning enemy backed by the rising tide of history.
Collects and completes the Innana’s Tears series, a proto-historical romantic tragedy in five acts, 5,000 years in the making.
Mature Readers (series contains Nudity and Adult Content)
BERONA’S WAR: FIELD GUIDE
Retail Price: $19.95
Page Count: 160 pages
Format: hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75” x 8.75”, full color
Written by Jesse Labbé and Anthony Coffey
Illustrated by Jesse Labbé and Anthony Coffey
Cover by Jesse Labbé and Anthony Coffey
From the minds of artists/storytellers Jesse Labbé and Anthony Coffey comes this epic tale of two adorable, fur-covered races doomed by their own escalating violence! The Ele-Alta and the Cropones wage war over the island of Berona’s most desirable piece of real estate: the land called Amity. Cute and cuddly on the outside, but ferocious to the core, these fuzzy fighters will continue their bloodshed no matter the cost!
The Berona’s War: Field Guide provides a great introduction to the world of Berona’s War, featuring maps, devious strategies, weapons, character and troop descriptions and the history of wartime events. This is the perfect primer for the upcoming Berona’s War: Fight for Amity!