Arcana in November 2012

DEADLY HARVEST

DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0778 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-53-4
PRICE: $14.95

Core mining, the deadliest job in the galaxy, draws only the bravest, or craziest, workers around. Bumping up to asteroids, typically propelling at astronomical speeds towards distant stars, the miners harvest minerals essential to interstellar travel and commerce. Close quarters, dangerous conditions, and less than a half inch of polymer sheath stand between them and swift oblivion. When the Harvest Moon stumbles upon a goldmine dangerously close to a star, the last thing they expect to find is an ancient alien race preparing to hatch an infestation throughout the system. Armed with mining tools and sour attitudes, Captain Cyrus Layne and his crew must survive the horrors of space and an unfamiliar enemy to escape with their lives.

It’s a sci-fi mixture of Deadliest Catch, Armageddon, and Aliens. Deep space, close quarters, and sour attitudes.

INTRINSIC

DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0779 / ISBN: 978-1-927424-62-9
PRICE: $14.95

Collecting the four-issue hit mini-series, Intrinsic features horrors from different worlds assembled to bring about a global threat known only as The End. A Philosopher has recognized the signs in time to gather his own forces for Good – including an ordinary, powerless young woman. Only together can they avert disaster on a biblical scale. Every last one of them… is Intrinsic. ‘Intrinsic’ is a company crossover event bringing together characters from hundres of titles beneath Arcana’s library. It is an event of unprecedented ambition, unlike anything that has been before.

A great introduction to Arcana Comics! Marvel’s Dark Avengers through an indie filter.

BECOMING

DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0777 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-65-7
PRICE: $14.95

At a remote university, an angry young student faces the harsh realization that he has nothing to show for years of study.  When he threatens his professor to teach him something real, he is drawn into a horrifying game of life and death.  Soon, he will learn that the only rule is pain, and that true knowledge only comes when everything you believe…has burned away.   Written by Brooke Burgess — the award-winning creator of Broken Saints — with art by Dane Cypel.

A psychological thriller from the creator of Broken Saints with dark themes, gorgeous art, and amazing colors.

JOHN HENRY: THE STEAM AGE

DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0781 / ISBN: 978-1-927424-64-3
PRICE: $14.95

Collecting the John Henry: The Steam Age preview book and the digital-exclusive issues 2-4. John Henry, a former slave, wasn’t about to let some new-fangled steam hammer replace his ability to earn an honest wage as a steel driving man. He’d beat that machine, or die with his hammer in his hand. We all know the outcome of that legendary contest. In this alternate history, however, John doesn’t die in his heroic effort, but instead slips into a coma, only to awaken to his worst nightmare. A robotic uprising has occurred, and a new age has dawned – The Steam Age. Now, the only thing that can free the human race from the very machines they’ve created is John and his hammer. “John Henry: The Steam Age” is an exciting re-imagining of American folk hero John Henry in a SteamPunk setting.

Take the folklore of John Henry and throw him into a SteamPunk Apocalyps, and just imagine the possibilities. This is the first in our line of SteamPunk Originals books, and we’re looking forward to sharing more in the coming months!!!

THE INVENTOR

DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0780 / ISBN: 978-1-77135-015-0
PRICE: $18.95

During a time when inventors were known as wizards and corporations considered their kingdoms, emerged an extraordinary league of gentlemen who shaped the modern world with their minds, money, and machines. At the eye of the storm stood Nikola TESLA, a mystic inventor whose genius bordered on insanity as he blurred the lines between magic and science.

Nikola Tesla is a hero to the SteamPunk community and revered as an inventor. This is his story from his humble beginnings to his amazing inventions, which changed the world.

SCROOGE & SANTA

DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0782 / ISBN: 978-1-897548-98-1
PRICE: $14.95

On Christmas Eve, a modern day Scrooge is on the run after the FBI learns he kidnapped Santa Claus.  His assistant, Bonnie Cratchit, agrees to help him escape, but only if he helps Santa Claus get back to the North Pole first.  Now Scrooge, with some help from the Ghosts of Past, Present, and Future, must go on an adventure to bring Santa home in time to save Christmas.

A must-have Christmas Classic featuring an all new extra tale at the end of the book, a new introduction, and a new cover!

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