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Avatar Press: October 2010 Solicitation

Official Press Release

AVATAR PRESS UNLEASHES HORDES OF MANIACS AND ZOMBIES THIS OCTOBER

July 18, 2010 – Avatar Press proudly announces its horror-filled line-up for October release, solicited in the August 2010 edition of Previews, including an eye-popping CROSSED 3D original graphic novel and, by popular demand, the launch of a brand-new NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD series.

Crossed 3D Graphic NovelCROSSED bursts into a whole new dimension of horror with a new original full-color graphic novel in CROSSED 3D!  David Lapham (Crossed: Family Values, Stray Bullets) delivers a shocking tale of the Crossed epidemic unleashed in New York City, as presented in gory hyper-detail with artwork by Gianluca Pagliarani (Ignition City, Wolfskin).  The action and terror explodes off the page S.W.A.T. veteran Lt. Hunt MacAvoy must assemble a rag-tag team to rescue one of the last surviving doctors – deep in the heart a city overrun by homicidal maniacs!  Created with state-of-the-art 3D effects over full color art and accompanied by a removable pair of 3D glasses, this graphic novel promises to shock and disturb you in a way you’ve never seen before!

·         CROSSED 3D Softcover Volume 1 (AUG100795, $8.99)

·         CROSSED 3D Hardcover Volume 1 (AUG100796, $14.99, limited to 5,000 units)

·         CROSSED 3D Glasses & Poster Set (AUG100797, $1.99, includes two full-color 3D posters)


Night of the Living Dead #1The most horrifying night in American history continues as the next chapter of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is revealed by writers Mike Wolfer (Gravel, Wolfskin) and John Russo, the co-writer of the original film classic!  Set on the fateful evening in 1968 when shocking reports flood the airwaves with accounts of the dead rising up to kill the living, officials in Washington D.C. struggle to quell the panic-stricken public as thousands of protesters converge on Capitol Hill.  With the National Guard spread impossibly thin to deal with civil unrest, Washington is completely unprepared as an unstoppable army of the undead brings its bloodthirsty reign of terror to the steps of the White House!

·         NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD #1 Regular Edition

(AUG100805, $3.99)

·         NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD #1 Gore Edition (AUG100806, $3.99)

·         NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD #1 Wraparound Cover (AUG100807, $3.99)

·         NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD #1 Classic Black-and-White Cover (AUG100808, PI)

Avatar Press will also celebrate the Halloween season with new blood-soaked issues from continuing series NEONOMICON and FEVRE DREAM, written by two of the greatest writers in modern literature!

·         In Alan Moore’s NEONOMICON #3, FBI agents Brears and Lamper have vanished without a trace from Salem, Massachusetts.  The only clues to their disappearance are the gibberish rants of Randolph Carter and an arcane book that makes even less sense.  He award winning master of comic storytelling, Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta), unleashes his brand new tale of Lovecraftian horror with art by Jacen Burrows (Crossed, Chronicles of Wormwood).  Available in Regular, Wraparound, and Book of the Dead editions!

·         In FEVRE DREAM #8, New York Times best-selling author George R.R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire) continues his ten-issue vampire epic on the bayou! The Fevre Dream is the fastest boat on the Mississippi, but Abner Marsh is sick of being hunted prey.  He sets off downriver to hunt down his boat and his friend.  Damon Julian may be the new bloodmaster, but Marsh is out for more than just blood… he’s going to reclaim his pride.  Available in Regular, Wraparound, and Nightmare editions!

Finally, Avatar Press continues its tradition of offering retailers and fans nationwide the opportunity to acquire rare comic book variants of its most popular titles, many of which were only available previously at regional conventions.  This month’s gorgeous selection includes:

·         CROSSED FAMILY VALUES #1 Motor City Comic-Con Edition

·         CROSSED FAMILY VALUES #2 (OF 7) Child Care Edition

·         CROSSED ORIGINAL SKETCH COVER

·         ABSOLUTION #3 John Dusk Ultra-Action Edition

·         ALAN MOORE NEONOMICON #1 Auxiliary Edition

·         CAPTAIN SWING #1 Motor City Comic-Con Edition

·         SUPERGOD #3 Convention Edition

·         WOLFSKIN HUNDREDTH DREAM #1 Wizard World Philly Edition

Avatar Press is a leading independent company which publishes a wide variety of comic books and graphic novels by some of the most talented creators in the industry.  Among their fine products are highly-regarded creator-owned titles such as Alan Moore’s NEONOMICON and THE COURTYARD, Warren Ellis’ FREAKANGELS and BLACK SUMMER, and Garth Ennis’ CROSSED and CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD, as well as licensed comic projects such as George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.  For more information about Avatar Press and their publications, please visit www.avatarpress.com.