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Archaia: May 2010 Solicitations

Official Press Release

ARCHAIA ITEMS SHIPPING IN MAY 2010


MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD #1
Retail Price: $3.50
Page Count: 24 pages
Format: saddle bound, 8” x 8”, full color
Written by Jeremy Bastian, Alex Sheikman, Ted Naifeh and David Petersen
Illustrated by Jeremy Bastian, Alex Sheikman, Ted Naifeh and David Petersen

Inside the June Alley Inn, located in the western mouse city of Barkstone, mice gather to tell tales, each trying to outdo the other. A competition, of sorts, begins. The rules: Every story must contain one truth, one lie, and have never been told in that tavern before. Legends of the Guard is a new Mouse Guard anthology series with artists and storytellers handpicked by David Petersen. Featured in this issue are stories by Jeremy Bastian, Alex Sheikman, Ted Naifeh and Petersen, who writes and draws the scenes in the inn.

All Ages


FRAGGLE ROCK #2
Retail Price: $3.95
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: saddle bound, 8” x 8”, full color
Written by Leigh Dragoon, Adrianne Ambrose and Neil Kleid
Illustrated by Jake Myler, Joanna Estep and Fernando Pinto

It’s time for another trip to JIM HENSON’S FRAGGLE ROCK with Gobo, Red, Wembley, Mokey, Boober and the rest of the gang! In a lead story from Lulu Award-winning writer Leigh Dragoon and Undertown artist Jake Myler, a cat gets lost in Fraggle Rock and the Fraggles must overcome fear, work together and run like the wind to get it back into Outer Space! Then Convincing John sings the story about he became Convincing John, with lyrics by Neil Kleid and illustrations by Fernando Pinto.

All Ages


OKKO: THE CYCLE OF AIR #3
Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.875” x 10.25”, full color
Ship Date: May 2010
Written and Illustrated by Hub

Okko the ronin may have been saved from death in his duel with the demon-driven bunraku, but without his right hand, can he still be the samurai he once was?

Mature Readers (series contains Graphic Violence and Adult Content)

THE SECRET HISTORY BOOK TEN
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 Chris Chuckry
Cover by Manchu & Olivier Vatine.

The Black Stone. 1926: Curtis and Lawrence try in vain to recover the black ivory, but the Road to Kor is closed to them thanks to Ibn Saud, the new master of Arabia. Meanwhile, in the Soviet Ukraine, Itzhak fights alongside the partisan anarchists, and then flees to Siberia. He moves along the Tunguska River, on the same track followed seventeen years earlier by Rasputin, with Baron Sebottendorff on his trail…


Mature Readers
(series contains Nudity, Graphic Violence, and Adult Content)

THE KILLER: MODUS VIVENDI #3
Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.875” x 10.25”, full color
Written by Matz
Illustrated by Luc Jacamon

Ordinary People, Part 1. Cuba. Our Killer is in Havana, his target a special commissioner in charge of the oil business. He begins to suspect that his job is one designed to further US strategic interests, and he begins to wonder at the true identity and motives of his employers. He begins to play a double game; a dangerous gambit already, complicated further by his Cuban case officer, the beautiful Katia…

Mature Readers (series contains Nudity, Graphic Violence and Adult Content)