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Library Pulls Alan Moore’s Neonomicon. Think About the Children!

Think about the children!  A South Carolina library has pulled two copies of Alan Moore‘s Neonomicon from it’s shelves pending a review after a parent complained their child checked it out and it contained pornographic pictures.  The book was in the “adult section” of the library but children over the age of 13 can check out items from that section with a parent’s permission.  The mother even looked at the book before her kid checked it out.  From a CBS 7 article:

It looked like a child’s book.  I flipped through it, and thought it was ok for her to check out.

Right there, I think you lose your right to complain.  The mother continues:

“I really think if they’re going to carry this type of material there needs to be a rating on it,”  Gaske says.  “There’s ratings on movies, music, video games.  My daughter cannot go to the video game store and get a mature video game without me there.”

And right there, her argument goes out the window, because as she admits, she was there, she was present, she did ok her daughter checking out the book.

The library has defended the book saying they’ve never had a rating system and it’s up to the parent to decide what’s appropriate for their children.  For now two books have been pulled pending a review.  The mother has filed a complaint.

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Around the Tubes

It’s New York Comic Con!  You’ll find a lot of posts here as to what happened Friday, but we’ll have our own coverage peppered throughout the day.  Here’s the new you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

The Mary Sue – Real-Life Superhero Phoenix Jones Unmasked, Revealed to Have Gerald’s Haircut from Hey Arnold!Now we’ll find out if super villains really would target family members if secret identities are revealed.

NY Magazine – Tom Morello on His New Comic Series, Occupy Wall Street, and Superman Renouncing His Citizenship – Some interesting stuff here.

Color Lines – Comic Artist Re-Draws Islam With Secular Superheroes in “The 99” –  A great interview here.

Con Coverage:

CBR – NYCC: The Resurrection of Extreme Studios

CBR – NYCC: Jim McCann Launches Thriller “Mind The Gap” At Image

The Beat – NYCC 2011: Day Two Photos

MTV Geek – DC Comics All Access: Batman – NYCC Panel Recap

The Beat – NYCC Announcements: The Lost Alan Moore Scripts Resurface

MTV Geek – Star Wars Collectibles with Chris Spitale At NYCC!

Comicvine – Marvel Reveals Ultimate Covers, Discusses Ultimate Rebirth At New York Comic Con

Comics Alliance – Vertigo Goes Same-Day Digital, Announces Paul Cornell’s ‘Saucer Country’ [NYCC 2011]

Comics Alliance – Green Lantern Panel Digs Into The Corps, Announces ‘Robot Chicken’ DC Special [NYCC 2011]

CBR – NYCC: Marvel’s “Amazing Spider-Man” Panel

IGN – NYCC: Brubaker Gets Fatale

IGN – NYCC: The Scarlet Spider Returns

IGN – NYCC: The Death of Boba Fett?

Space – ‘Astronaut Dad’ Graphic Novel Debuts at NY Comic Con

Bleeding Cool – NYCC Debut: Don’t Be Afraid

The Beat – NYCC 11: Here there be con

Bleeding Cool – NYCC Debut – Epic #1 by Tyler James and Matt Zolman

Spandexless – Beth’s NYCC Day 1: In Which I Can’t Get It Together

Bleeding Cool – NYCC Debut: Neonomicon TPB by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows

The Beat – NYCC 11: Retailer breakfast highlights

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Ely Standard – Venom

IGN – Comic Book Reviews for 10/12/11

Avatar Press: December 2010 Solicitations

Official Press Release

AVATAR PRESS CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH ZOMBIE OUTBREAKS

September 15, 2010 – Avatar Press proudly announces its December line-up of comic book releases, including the season-celebrating release of the NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 and the much-anticipated new printing of Alan Moore’s critically-acclaimed psychological thriller, A SMALL KILLING.

Readers can expect more than just chestnuts roasting in the open fire with the early December release of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1, a “Featured Item” in Diamond Comics’ Previews catalog!  In this one-shot shocker, a large family celebrates the season while a raging snowstorm buries their remote mountain farmhouse with no way in, and no way out.  However, a dark, despicable family secret hidden in the barn will not stay dead, leading to an orgy of bloodshed, murder, and cannibalism.

Writer/artist Mike Wolfer (Lady Death, Gravel), Avatar’s reigning maven of horror, warns that this year, it won’t be Santa Claus coming down that chimney! “For me, there’s always been something extra-exciting about holiday-themed comics, so I’m really thrilled about this one, because, well, it’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.  And not only do I get to continue my unbroken streak as the only Avatar writer to work on the franchise, I’m also drawing this one, too, so expect it to be extraordinarily gory and even a bit sexy… My specialties!”

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 is available in a wide selection of terrifying covers by Mike Wolfer, Raulo Caceres, and Matt Martin!

·         NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 Regular Edition (OCT100815, $3.99)
·         NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 Gore Edition (OCT100816, $3.99)
·         NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 Wraparound Edition (OCT100817, $3.99)
·         NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 Classic B&W Edition (OCT100818, Ask Your Retailer!)

Comic fans hungry for an additional dose of Alan Moore horror after Neonomicon can look no further than the return-to-print of A SMALL KILLING, a softcover, oversized Graphic Novel with lush, full-color paintings by artist Oscar Zarate.  With completely re-mastered artwork and lettering to insure a lasting future, the Eisner Award winner tells the tale of Timothy Hole, a successful adman who has been handed the biggest assignment of his life: marketing a major cola in Russia.  But his smooth life unravels as he is stalked by a demonic child that makes him question not just who he is, but how he really affects those around him. This beautiful graphic novel includes commentary by both Moore and Zarate on their creative collaboration.

·         A SMALL KILLING Graphic Novel (New Printing) (OCT100804, $16.95)

In the spirit of giving, Avatar Press delivers more horror in December with new spine-tingling chapters to their continuing comic book series, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD: THE LAST BATTLE, and FEVRE DREAM.

·         This month, zombie horror just can’t be confined to holiday specials, as NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD #3 harkens us back to that fateful, bloody evening in the summer of 1968!  The undead descend on Washington in the midst of a massive anti-war rally at the National Mall.  While homeland troops attempt to contain the simmering anger of protestors, the zombie hordes unleash the most horrific bloodbath ever seen on American soil!  Written by Mike Wolfer (Lady Death, Gravel) and John Russo, the original co-writer of the classic horror film, with artwork by newcomer Tomas Aira, this third fear-fraught issue is available in Regular, Wraparound, Gore, and Classic Black-and-White editions!

·         Live from New York, it’s Hell on Earth!  In CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD: THE LAST BATTLE #6, the recently-departed Pope Jacko has returned to the mortal world, intent on turning the Big Apple into a demon-infested pit.  Reluctant antichrist Danny Wormwood is in way over his head with domestic disasters and the literal Armageddon. Will his best pal, the foretold savior named Jay, rise to the challenge and help?  Written by comics superstar Garth Ennis (Crossed, Preacher) and illustrated by Oscar Jimenez (Gravel), and available in Regular, Wraparound, and Anti-Christ editions!

·         FEVRE DREAM #9 presents the penultimate chapter to the vampire epic by New York Times best-selling author George R.R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire)! In this chapter, Abner Marsh’s hunt for the Fevre Dream – the fastest riverboat on the Mississippi – sees him captured at the hands of Sour Billy.  With his only ally York trapped under the control of the evil blood-master Julian, will Abner be able to escape on his own?  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 #2 San Diego Comic-Con Edition
·         CROSSED FAMILY VALUES #5 Auxiliary Edition
·         NEONOMICON #1 San Diego Comic-Con Edition
·         NEONOMICON #3 Auxiliary Edition
·         NEONOMICON HORNBOOK Artifact Edition
·         SUPERGOD #5 Convention Edition
·         CAPTAIN SWING #1-4 Bag Set

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.

Night of the Living Dead #3Night of the Living Dead Holiday Special

Avatar Press: November 2010 Solicitations

Official Press Release

AVATAR PRESS CLAIMS BRITISH THRONE FOR “COMBAT MAGICIAN” THIS NOVEMBER

August 28, 2010 – Avatar Press proudly announces the upcoming release of GRAVEL VOLUME THREE: THE LAST KING OF ENGLAND, the latest graphic novel by long-time collaborative partners Warren Ellis and Mike Wolfer.  Solicited in the September 2010 edition of Previews, this latest chapter sees the violent, bloody conclusion to a story arc four years in the making.

Warren Ellis’ spell-casting soldier finally gets his due in GRAVEL VOL. 3: THE LAST KING OF ENGLAND!  Co-written by industry legend Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, Black Summer) and horror maven Mike Wolfer (Night of the Living Dead, Wolfskin), this third volume draws together the plot threads interwoven throughout the preceding volumes (VOL. 1: BLOODY LIARS and VOL. 2: THE MAJOR SEVEN), leading to a deadly conflict between Gravel’s ragtag team of working class mystics and Bible Jack, a psychotic rogue magician.  However, the madman raining down death on innocent Londoners isn’t Gravel’s only threat, as a more political enemy takes shape on Downing Street.  Collecting issues #15-21 of the monthly series, GRAVEL VOL. 3 perfectly captures all the grit and gruesomeness that inspired its upcoming feature film adaptation from Legendary Pictures!

·         GRAVEL VOL. 3: THE LAST KING OF ENGLAND Softcover

(SEP100803, $19.99)
·         GRAVEL VOL. 3: THE LAST KING OF ENGLAND Hardcover (SEP100804, $27.99)

In November, Avatar Press also builds upon this theme of horror and violence in the continuation of its series CROSSED: FAMILY VALUES, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, NEONOMICON, WOLFSKIN: HUNDREDTH DREAM, and CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD LAST BATTLE.

·         In CROSSED: FAMILY VALUES #7, the runaway success miniseries of bad bloodlines comes to its terrifying conclusion!  In backwoods America, teenager Adeline attempts to keep the last few members of her family alive, while under assault from her Crossed mother’s army of maniacs!  Brought to you by David Lapham (Stray Bullets) and artist Javier Barreno, and available in Regular, Wraparound, Torture, and Red Crossed editions!

·         In NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD #2, that fateful sundown in the Spring of ’68 brings terror to the nation’s capitol!  As the weary National Guard maintains an unsteady peace with a throng of anti-Vietnam War protesters, they realize that one misstep could ignite a fatal firestorm of violence… leaving them in no shape to face the oncoming horde of undead cannibals!  Written by Mike Wolfer (Gravel) and John Russo, the original co-writer of the classic horror film!  Available in Regular, Wraparound, Gore, and Classic Black-and-White editions!

·         In the final issue of Alan Moore’s Lovecraftian masterpiece, NEONOMICON #4, FBI agent Brears crawls back from Hell and finds herself in the network of tunnels beneath Salem, Massachusetts.  Returned though she may be, Brears now perceives a world that most people can’t see… and she has one more terrifying thing to show us.  The award-winning master of comic storytelling, Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta), teams with Jacen Burrows (Crossed, Chronicles of Wormwood) to draw NEONOMICON to a close with Regular, Wraparound, and Book of the Dead editions!

·         Warren Ellis’ barbarian epic comes to a close in WOLFSKIN: HUNDREDTH DREAM #6.  In the face of the insidious encroachment of industry, with his comrades falling at his side, Wolfskin ingests the cursed mushroom of his war god and becomes an unstoppable force of mayhem!  But will this rage and bloodlust be enough to drive back his enemies?  By Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer, and Gianluca Pagliarani (Ignition City).  Available in Regular, Blood Thirst, Painted, Wraparound, and Bronze & Blood editions!

·         In CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD: THE LAST BATTLE #5, Garth Ennis (Crossed, Preacher) and Oscar Jimenez (Gravel) toss Danny Wormwood – the reluctant Anti-Christ – for a loop in the aftermath of Pope Jacko’s attack on his dearest friend!  The sacrilege continues with Regular, Visions of Hell Wraparound, and Anti-Christ 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 and gruesome selection includes:

·         CROSSED FAMILY VALUES #2 (OF 7) Sweet Treats Edition
·         CROSSED FAMILY VALUES #3 (OF 7) Cowgirl Edition
·         CROSSED FAMILY VALUES #4 (OF 7) Auxiliary Edition
·         WOLFSKIN HUNDREDTH DREAM #1 (OF 6) Motor City Edition
·         ALAN MOORE NEONOMICON #2 (OF 4) Auxiliary Edition
·         SUPERGOD #4 (OF 5) Convention 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.

Gravel Vol 3 TPB

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.