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Preview – Days Missing: Kestus #5 (of 5)

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DAYS MISSING: KESTUS #5 (OF 5)

Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: staple bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
On-sale Date: April 20, 2011
Country: U.S.

Written by Phil Hester
Illustrated by David Marquez
Cover by Dale Keown

Archaia and Roddenberry Productions bring you the pulse-pounding conclusion to DAYS MISSING: KESTUS! Since the dawn of mankind, the enigmatic being known as The Steward has guided our destiny in solitude. The Steward’s ability to “fold” days of time has resulted in critical human events being absent from our historical record. Although their existence is not remembered…the events of these days have forever changed the course of Earth’s evolution.

Switzerland. When Earth’s most advanced piece of technology threatens humanity’s destruction, The Steward returns to Cerne’s Hadron Colliderbut this time, he’s not alone. Kestus, an immortal woman who has wreaked havoc on the world, allies herself with The Steward in order to prevent a major catastrophe. The fates of mortals and immortals alike hang in the balance! This final issue brings DAYS MISSING: KESTUS to a stunning close, revealing events that will alter The Steward’s existence forever.

T +13 (Contains material suitable for teen readers age 13 and above)

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Review – Days Missing: Kestus #4


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Days Missing-Kestus 004 CoverIt took three issues for me to get into the series and the fourth continues in this positive direction by again giving me something I can relate to.  Days Missing: Kestus #4 almost makes it to present day, stopping on the eve of the new millennium as Y2K looms and anxiety was so high.  A fictional take of the disaster and what if is presented before us with a great twist.

Archaia and Roddenberry Productions continue the history-making series DAYS MISSING! January 1st, 2000—the dawn of a new century came and went without incident. Or did it? On a day of fear and uncertainty, excitement and anticipation, with billions of dollars spent in preparation and humanity’s way of life hanging in the balance, The Steward encounters a true-life super villain bent on bringing the horror of Y2K to the world. Since the dawn of mankind, the enigmatic Steward has guided our destiny in solitude. But now he’s not alone—the immortal woman known as Kestus leads a secret society capable of predicting The Steward’s comings and goings. How will they affect the impending Y2K disaster? DAYS MISSING: KESTUS #4 adds another chapter to the thrilling exploits of The Steward, a being whose ability to “fold” days of time has resulted in critical human events being absent from our historical record. Although their existence is not remembered…the occurrences of these days have forever changed the course of Earth’s evolution!

The series is about mankind and our penchant for good and bad.  It questions the existence of destiny, fate and God.  Exactly what you’d expect from something with the Rodenberry name on it.  It has many of the same themes you’ve seen in their series like Star Trek.

The series has one more issue to go and I have no idea what to expect.  We’ll see what the final issue has in store, but so far it’s got me interested and looking forward to what’s next.

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Preview – Days Missing: Kestus #4 (OF 5)

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DAYS MISSING: KESTUS #4 (OF 5)

Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
On-sale Date: March 2, 2011
Written by Phil Hester
Illustrated by David Marquez
Cover by David Mack

Archaia and Roddenberry Productions continue the history-making series DAYS MISSING! January 1st, 2000—the dawn of a new century came and went without incident. Or did it? On a day of fear and uncertainty, excitement and anticipation, with billions of dollars spent in preparation and humanity’s way of life hanging in the balance, The Steward encounters a true-life super villain bent on bringing the horror of Y2K to the world. Since the dawn of mankind, the enigmatic Steward has guided our destiny in solitude. But now he’s not alone—the immortal woman known as Kestus leads a secret society capable of predicting The Steward’s comings and goings. How will they affect the impending Y2K disaster? DAYS MISSING: KESTUS #4 adds another chapter to the thrilling exploits of The Steward, a being whose ability to “fold” days of time has resulted in critical human events being absent from our historical record. Although their existence is not remembered…the occurrences of these days have forever changed the course of Earth’s evolution!

T +13 (Contains material suitable for teen readers age 13 and above)

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Review – Days Missing: Kestus #3


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Days Missing Kestus 003 CoverAll it takes is for something I can relate to or some cool bit of story telling to instantly hook me for a series, even one I was wavering on.  Days Missing: Kestus #3 got me to completely to come around in this series just by setting this issue during the Apollo 11 mission.  I’m a NASA and space geek, so this was an easy hook for me.

Archaia and Roddenberry Productions continue the history-making series DAYS MISSING! Since the dawn of mankind, the enigmatic Steward has guided our destiny in solitude—but now he knows he is not alone! An immortal woman named Kestus has also been watching humanity…with a suspicious eye. It’s 1969, and mankind is poised to take one giant leap. The Steward does everything in his power to make sure the Apollo 11 moon landing is a success…but a shadowy saboteur stands in his way. DAYS MISSING: KESTUS #3 adds another chapter to the thrilling exploits of The Steward, a being whose ability to “fold” days of time has resulted in critical human events being absent from our historical record. Although their existence is not remembered…the occurrences of these days have forever changed the course of Earth’s evolution!

The issue revolves around the sabotage of that important space mission and the Steward’s mission to prevent it.  I still might not get it all, but as a stand alone issue, this one was beyond solid.  There were a lot of possibilities of where the issue could go, but it went in an entertaining direction.

I’m still not completely sold on the series, but as a stand alone issue, this one is solid.  It’s fun, entertaining and creative.  A definite buy.

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Preview – Days Missing: Kestus #3 (of 5)

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DAYS MISSING: KESTUS #3 (OF 5)

Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
On-sale Date: February 2, 2011
Written by Phil Hester
Illustrated by David Marquez
Cover by Ryan Benjamin

Archaia and Roddenberry Productions continue the history-making series DAYS MISSING! Since the dawn of mankind, the enigmatic Steward has guided our destiny in solitude—but now he knows he is not alone! An immortal woman named Kestus has also been watching humanity…with a suspicious eye. It’s 1969, and mankind is poised to take one giant leap. The Steward does everything in his power to make sure the Apollo 11 moon landing is a success…but a shadowy saboteur stands in his way. DAYS MISSING: KESTUS #3 adds another chapter to the thrilling exploits of The Steward, a being whose ability to “fold” days of time has resulted in critical human events being absent from our historical record. Although their existence is not remembered…the occurrences of these days have forever changed the course of Earth’s evolution!

T +13 (Contains material suitable for teen readers age 13 and above)

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Review – Days Missing: Kestus #2


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Days Missing Kestus 002 CoverI’m a bit perplexed on exactly what my thoughts are about Days Missing: Kestus #2.  After reading the first issue, I really thought I’d need to read more to get a good feel for it.  And after this second issue, I need to read even more.  Phil Hester is a great writer, but there’s just something that hasn’t quite clicked for me here.

Archaia and Roddenberry Productions continue the history-making series DAYS MISSING! Since the dawn of mankind, the enigmatic Steward has guided our destiny in solitude. But during his attempt to prevent raging fires from consuming Egypt’s legendary Library of Alexandria, he discovers he’s not alone. A mysterious figure from the Steward’s past reveals herself, and alters The Steward’s existence in ways he never thought possible.

It’s the burning of Alexandria this time and the Steward must try to save as much as he can.  Other than discovering he’s not alone, I’m a bit perplexed by the series.  It’s like a series of events, and only a panel or two really deal with the big picture story.

It’s a series I like, but can’t quite recommend as it’s not a pick up and read.  There’s a big picture here, but I still can’t quite see it.

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Preview – Days Missing: Kestus #2 (OF 5)

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DAYS MISSING: KESTUS #2 (OF 5)

Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
On-sale Date: December 8, 2010
Written by Phil Hester
Illustrated by David Marquez
Cover by Jorge Molina

Archaia and Roddenberry Productions continue the history-making series DAYS MISSING! Since the dawn of mankind, the enigmatic Steward has guided our destiny in solitude. But during his attempt to prevent raging fires from consuming Egypt’s legendary Library of Alexandria, he discovers he’s not alone. A mysterious figure from the Steward’s past reveals herself, and alters The Steward’s existence in ways he never thought possible.

T +13 (Contains material suitable for teen readers age 13 and above)

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Review – Days Missing: Kestus #1


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Days Missing: Kestus #1 CoverWhen I finished reading Days Missing: Kestus #1 I was left saying huh.  It’s clearly a series that you can’t quite get the feel for in on issue and can only be judged by the total work.  Published by Archaia, written by Phil Hester with art by David Marquez, the first issue very much has a “Roddenberry” feel to it.  Much like the television shows that bear that name, this comic has a bigger picture to it.

Archaia and Roddenberry Productions are proud to present the thrilling sequel to the critically acclaimed series DAYS MISSING. DAYS MISSING: KESTUS continues the saga of The Steward, a mysterious being whose ability to “fold” days of time has resulted in critical human events being absent from our historical record. Their existence is not remembered…but the occurrences of these days have forever changed the course of our evolution.

Since humanity’s birth, The Steward has stood as a guiding force for our species. But now, he is not alone! The emergence of the ancient being, Kestus, may put everything he knows in question, and the future of those he means to protect in jeopardy.

T +13 (Contains material suitable for teen readers age 13 and above)

I missed the first volume of this series, so have a bit of catching up to do, but there’s a feel of an epic story here.  This is very much a television show in comic book form and definitely one you can’t quite judge from one issue.

The issue though is entertaining, with several twists that leave the reader to go back and rethink what they read.  The issue focuses on faith, courage and leadership and in the end is a pretty entertaining read.

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Preview – Days Missing: Kestus #1 (of 5)

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DAYS MISSING: KESTUS #1 (of 5)

Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
On-sale Date: November 3, 2010
Written by Phil Hester
Illustrated by David Marquez
Cover by Alex Ross

Archaia and Roddenberry Productions are proud to present the thrilling sequel to the critically acclaimed series DAYS MISSING. DAYS MISSING: KESTUS continues the saga of The Steward, a mysterious being whose ability to “fold” days of time has resulted in critical human events being absent from our historical record. Their existence is not remembered…but the occurrences of these days have forever changed the course of our evolution.

Since humanity’s birth, The Steward has stood as a guiding force for our species. But now, he is not alone! The emergence of the ancient being, Kestus, may put everything he knows in question, and the future of those he means to protect in jeopardy.

T +13 (Contains material suitable for teen readers age 13 and above)

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Archaia: November 2010 Solicitations

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Archaia Items Shipping In November 2010

FRAGGLE ROCK VOL. 2 #1 (of 3)
1A - Fraggle Rock Vol 002_001_Cover ARetail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: saddle bound, 8” x 8”, full color
Written by Grace Randolph, Jake Forbes and Joe LeFavi
Illustrated by Chris Lie, Mark Simmons, Ross Campbell and Katie Cook
Covers by David Petersen and Chris Lie

1B - Fraggle Rock Vol 002_001_Cover BGet ready to rock—Fraggle style! Archaia and The Jim Henson Company follow up their highly acclaimed FRAGGLE ROCK anthology series with a brand-new line of comics, featuring the antics of Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober and Red! Worry is indeed for another day, as this new series features a stellar lineup of talent, including: Grace Randolph (MUPPET PETER PAN, MARVEL HER-OES), Chris Lie (RETURN TO LABYRINTH), Jake Forbes (RETURN TO LABYRINTH) and Ross Campbell (WET MOON, SHADOWEYES)! Featuring a cover from MOUSE GUARD’s David Petersen and activity pages from fan-favorite Katie Cook!

All Ages

CYCLOPS #1 (of 8)
2 - Cyclops 001Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Written by Matz
Illustrated by Luc Jacamon
Cover by Luc Jacamon

2054. Douglas Pistoia is desperately looking for work, but only a private military contracting firm, Multicorps Security, has offered him a job. Soon after he signs up, the UN decides to outsource its peacekeeping missions, and Multicorps wins the first bid, propelling Douglas into a war that is not his own—a highly sophisticated war broadcast worldwide by the soldiers themselves thanks to the micro-cameras in their helmets. They are called the Cyclops. Douglas plays the game, and slowly emerges as both a unit leader and a media celebrity, but how far will he go in exploring the boundaries between war and peacekeeping, news and entertainment? From the same creative team that brought you the Eisner Award-nominated crime noir THE KILLER comes this new look at war and the media in the near future…

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

DAYS MISSING: KESTUS # 3 (OF 5)
3 - Days Missing-Kestus 003Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Written by Phil Hester
Illustrated by David Marquez
Cover by Ryan Benjamin

Archaia and Roddenberry Productions continue the history-making series DAYS MISSING! Since the dawn of mankind, the enigmatic Steward has guided our destiny in solitude—but now he knows he is not alone! An immortal woman named Kestus has also been watching humanity…with a suspicious eye. It’s 1969, and mankind is poised to take one giant leap. The Steward does everything in his power to make sure the Apollo 11 moon landing is a success…but a shadowy saboteur stands in his way. DAYS MISSING: KESTUS #3 adds another chapter to the thrilling exploits of The Steward, a being whose ability to “fold” days of time has resulted in critical human events being absent from our historical record. Although their existence is not remembered…the occurrences of these days have forever changed the course of Earth’s evolution!

T +13 (Contains material suitable for teen readers age 13 and above)

MOUSE GUARD: THE BLACK AXE #2 (OF 6)
4 - MG Legends of the Guard_002Retail Price: $3.50 U.S.
Page Count: 24 pages
Format: saddle bound, 8” x 8”, full color
Written by David Petersen
Illustrated by David Petersen
Cover by David Petersen

The new volume of the Eisner Award-winning MOUSE GUARD series continues! Celanawe, honor bound by his loyalty to his Guard Matriarch, accompanies Em, his only living relative to Port Sumac. There they find a mouse just brave or crazy enough to take them across the sea and beyond the record of any map. This long sea voyage gives Em the time to explain to Celanawe about her instance for the journey and how their fates will forever be tied to the Black Axe.

All Ages

LUCID #4 (OF 4)
5 - Lucid 004Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 24 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Written by Michael McMillian
Illustrated by Anna Wieszczyk
Cover by Anna Wieszczyk

The first LUCID miniseries comes to a shocking climax as Agent Matthew Dee and Wren confront the New Pendragon! Can they stop his terrible kingdom from rising before it is too late? What insane new weapon threatens mage-kind? What does fate hold in store for President Monday? What horrible secret lurks in the bowels of Tintagel Castle? And just what is up with Matthew’s girlfriend? Don’t miss the spectacular conclusion!

T +13 (Contains material suitable for teen readers age 13 and above)

RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
6 - Return of the Dapper Men HCRetail Price: $24.95 U.S.
Page Count: 128 pages
Format: hardcover, 9.5” x 11”, full color
Written by Jim McCann
Illustrated by Janet Lee
Cover by Janet Lee

Welcome to Anoreve, a world in between time, where children have played so long it’s almost become work, machines have worked so long they have begun to play and all the clocks have stopped at the same time. This is how this land has remained, until 314 dapper-looking gentlemen rain down from the sky and set off in different directions to start the world again. Now Ayden, the only boy to still ask questions; Zoe, the robot girl all other machines hold dear; and the Dapper Man known only as “41” must discover what happened that made time stop, understand what their true places are in this world, and learn what “tomorrow” really means. The sun is setting for the first time in memory, and once that happens, everything changes. RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN is a visually stunning fairy tale that combines steampunk with fantasy and science fiction with Renaissance style, brought to life from the minds of award-winning playwright and comic book writer Jim McCann (NEW AVENGERS: THE REUNION) and critically acclaimed visual artist Janet Lee. Together these two have created a world where J.M. Barrie, Lewis Carroll and Maurice Sendak meet Jim Henson and Tim Burton. All sharply dressed in a pin-stripe suit and a dapper bowler hat. Tick tock, time is about to start.

All Ages

KILLING PICKMAN Collected Edition Hardcover
7 - Killing Pickman HCRetail Price: $24.95 U.S.
Page Count: 144 pages
Format: hardcover with dust jacket, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Written by Jason Becker
Illustrated by Jon Rea
Cover by Jon Rea

Homicide Detective William Zhu has just made the arrest of his career. With the apprehension of Richard Pickman he has solved over 100 missing child cases, some of which date back over 30 years. The excavation of Pickman’s basement reveals horrors beyond imagination—the bodies of children mutilated in bizarre satanic rites. Frustrated with his role of clean-up man to the detritus of the world, Zhu makes what may be a fatal mistake: He decides to kill Pickman. Fatal, for Richard Pickman is no ordinary psychopath. The rituals he performed were not the work of a madman but sacrifices made to a very real demon. A demon who has granted Pickman near immortality. Killing Pickman is going to be a lot tougher than Zhu could have imagined. It may not even be possible.

Mature Readers (series contains Graphic Violence and Adult Content)

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