Archaia: June 2010 Solicitations

Official Press Release

ARCHAIA ITEMS SHIPPING IN JUNE 2010


CRITICAL MILLENNIUM #1
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

One thousand years of mankind’s rise and fall in space! To avert the path all thought unavoidable, a bold group of explorers takes the first steps toward leaving Earth’s solar system. Their quest: new worlds to colonize, so that humanity may yet have yet a chance at survival. Led by philanthropist Thomm Coney, and utilizing an untried star-drive, the team is scorned by the world’s government and canonized by its citizens. And even getting off the ground, they soon realize, may be the most difficult task ahead…

In this issue: The Future: Mission’s End… A ship on the verge of collapse, its captain maddened by the depths of space and the darkness in his heart. A glimpse into the final voyage of the Black Rabbit—humanity’s hope for survival—reveals the lonely fate of Captain Coney as he encounters a strange energy field on the edge of the universe, and the creature within—an ancient being that will stop at nothing short of his soul…

Mature Readers (Contains Adult Content)


MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD #2
Retail Price: $3.50
Page Count: 24 pages
Format: saddle bound, 8” x 8”, full color
Written by Gene Ha, Sean Rubin and David Petersen
Illustrated by Gene Ha, Sean Rubin and David Petersen

Inside the June Alley Inn, located in the western mouse city of Barkstone, mice are in the midst of an enthralling tall tale-telling competition. In this issue, Gene Ha (Top 10) and Lowell Francis chronicle the legendary exploits of Worley, a stubborn mouse banker who stumbles upon danger…and a mink! Legends of the Guard is a continuing anthology series with artists and storytellers handpicked by David Petersen. Featured in this issue are tales by Gene Ha, Sean Rubin (Redwall) and Petersen.

All Ages
FRAGGLE ROCK #3
Retail Price: $3.95
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: saddle bound, 8” x 8”, full color
Written by Adrianne Ambrose, Grace Randolph and Bryce Coleman
Illustrated by Joanna Estep, Whitney Leith and Michael DiMotta
Cover A: Joanna Estep
Cover B: Whitney Leith
75/25 split

The Fraggles are back, but where have all the Doozers gone? They’ve disappeared from the Rock, and it’s up to the Fraggles to find them! Adrianne Ambrose and Joanna Estep (Roadsong) bring us an exciting lead story that finds the Fraggles searching for their tiny friends, and discovering them in the most unlikely of places! Then, learn how to “Party, Doozer Style” in a lively backup tale written by Grace Randolph (Muppet Peter Pan) and drawn by newcomer Whitney Leith! Finally, find out why Junior Gorg wants to catch a Fraggle so badly in writer Bryce Coleman and artist Michael DiMotta’s story, “To Catch a Fwaggle.”

All Ages

THE SECRET HISTORY BOOK ELEVEN
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

Nadja. 1940: The Second World War is underway. While Curtis, in command of a squadron of Spitfires, is plunged in full into the Battle of Britain, the Archons attempt to combine forces to fight against the men of William of Lecce. But it seems the Fifth Archon is about to win the game and bring Europe under his yoke!

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

STARKWEATHER: IMMORTAL Collected Edition Hardcover
Retail Price: $24.95 U.S.
Page Count: 160 pages
Format: hardcover with dust jacket, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Written by Dave Rodriguez
Illustrated by Patrick McEvoy

Today they are called witches, and they are hunted at every turn. The Twelve Great Houses have collapsed under betrayal and infighting. They have abandoned their charges, forsaking the very source of their gifts. They teeter on the brink of extinction and their best chance at survival—a five-year-old boy with enough power to topple mountains—disappeared 15 years ago. The boy has become a man who doesn’t remember what he was. The very spell that was woven to hide him from the world also has hidden his true self, leaving him a professional slacker—a directionless disappointment who wants nothing but to spend his life in wonderful obscurity. It is Alexander Starkweather’s destiny to restore the Divine Blood to power and lead them into a new age. But before he can become a witch, he must learn what it means to be a man. Completes and collects the STARKWEATHER: IMMORTAL comic book series.

Mature Readers (contains adult content, graphic violence, and nudity)

MOUSE GUARD VOLUME ONE: FALL 1152
Retail Price: $24.95
Page Count: 192 pages
Format: hardcover with dust jacket, 8” x 8”, full color
Written by David Petersen
Illustrated by David Petersen

New to Mouse Guard? Start at the very beginning with this collection of the first acclaimed Mouse Guard series with special bonus material. Saxon, Kenzie and Lieam, members of the fearless Mouse Guard, are dispatched to find a missing merchant mouse. Their search through dangerous terrain for the missing mouse reveals much more than they expect, as they stumble across a traitor in the Guard’s own ranks.

All Ages

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