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Catching Up on Reviews, Part 3 — Zombies!

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28 Days Later #20 (Boom!) – I’m a big fan of this series and this is one of the issues that most strongly ties into the movies, acting as a direct sequel to the first movie. The art isn’t my favorite, but the story of a deranged soldier seeking revenge for the events of the movie is interesting.

Story: 8 Art: 7 Overall: 7.5

28 Days Later #21 (Boom!) – This issue ties directly into the second movie, but it is one of the slower issues and the story here just doesn’t strike me as that valuable addition to what’s going on.

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

28 Days Later #22 (Boom!) – It’s good to see a storyline that really digs into Selena’s past, going back before even the movies themselves. The art continues to be a bit subpar, but the story is worth a read for fans of the movie.

Story: 8 Art: 6.5 Overall: 7.25

28 Days Later #23 (Boom!) – Selena even more directly jumps into the story of 28 Weeks Later in this action-paced and fast-paced issue.

Story: 7.5 Art: 7 Overall: 7.25

28 Days Later #24 (Boom!) – The ending here seems to be taken directly from 28 Weeks Later and thus doesn’t seem to have too much to add to the ongoing tale of Selena beyond finishing things up.

Story: 7 Art: 6.5 Overall: 6.75

Marvel Zombies Supreme #1 (Marvel) – The Marvel Zombies series of stories started out strong but with each new series it seems like the ideas are running a bit thin and this series is the thinnest concept yet. It is good to bring the concept into the main Marvel Universe and make the danger real for once, but to give us a zombie Squadron Supreme and have them fight people like Battle Star and Jack of Hearts makes me wonder if these series should be continued at all.

Story: 6 Art: 7.5 Overall: 6.75

Marvel Zombies Supreme #2 (Marvel) – There are lots of good visuals in this issue and Fernando Blanco pulls off some great work, but the story still isn’t that compelling and this one is really all about the visuals and not the story.

Story: 6 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7.25

Marvel Zombies Supreme #3 (Marvel) – A lot fewer great visual ideas fill this issue, and the story doesn’t improve, so this turns out to be the worst issue of the series yet.

Story: 5.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 6.5

Marvel Zombies Supreme #4 (Marvel) – The problem with Fernando Blanco’s work is that he only seems to do great stuff with particular panels that have great ideas behind them. When the idea is more mundane, so is the art. The story here deteriorates (and it wasn’t that good in the first place), becoming, for too long a Jack of Hearts origin tale. There is a pretty cool shock ending, but this story is starting to heavily recycle ideas from other Marvel Zombies stories (such as a severed zombie head companion that is basically a good guy).

Story: 5 Art: 7 Overall: 6

Marvel Zombies Supreme #5 (Marvel) – The series continues to recycle ideas from other zombie stuff (and now the movie Slither) without adding much in the way of new ideas. On top of that, it changes the rules about zombie infection in a way that somewhat betrays older stories. Please, Marvel, don’t do any more zombie stories until you come up with some new ideas. Wait, you’re doing a zombie Christmas Carol next? Dammit.

Story: 4.5 Art: 6.5 Overall: 5.5

Night of the Living Dead — Death Valley #1 (Avatar) – What made the original Night of the Living Dead so good was not that it just had gratuitous violence and the walking dead, it was that it had that AND compelling characters that you identified with. All this has is bad art, gratuitous nudity and no real point.

Story: 3 Art: 5 Overall: 4

Night of the Living Dead — Death Valley #2 (Avatar) – Slightly better story in this one, but I’m not sure why Avatar thinks this comic is worth publishing. Is it a cynical ploy to cash in on the zombie craze and the name of the movie? I can’t think of any other reason this mini-series exists.

Story: 4 Art: 5 Overall: 4.5

Night of the Living Dead #3 (Avatar) – This series tries a little harder than the Death Valley series, in that it ties in racial politics and the Vietnam War, but it still falls short in the art and character development side.

Story: 5.5 Art: 5 Overall: 5.25

Night of the Living Dead #4 (Avatar) – This issue pointlessly ramps up the nudity without adding anything else of value.

Story: 5 Art: 5 Overall: 5

Night of the Living Dead #5 (Avatar) – We finally see an increase in the quality of the story here, with a strong racial confrontation and the novelty of Richard Nixon being bitten by a zombie. There is a major plot hole here in the actions that some of the refugees take in running from the zombies, though.

Story: 6 Art: 5 Overall: 5.5

Night of the Living Dead Annual 2011 (Avatar) – An unnecessary morality play with minor elements of race and major elements of rape and violence against women, this is another pointless Living Dead tale from Avatar.

Story: 5 Art: 5 Overall: 5

The Walking Dead #81 (Image) – After wading through a bunch of horrible zombie comics from Avatar and Marvel, it’s good to get back to the good stuff, with one of the best comics in the business. This one has great art, as always, and an increase in the menace level for the first time in a few issues, leading to a notable moment of violence.

Story: 9 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.25

The Walking Dead #82 (Image) – Some of the best writing in the series is in this issue and it has little to do with zombies. The focus here is really on how adults and kids deal with trauma and a world where you have little control or power over what happens. If you were in that situation, how would you change? That’s what this issue explores and explores well.

Story: 10 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.75

The Walking Dead #83 (Image) – This is maybe the most controversial issue of the series to date and I understand why some people hate it, but the issue really fits not only the themes and tone of the series, it embraces them at a very high level. If you should get any message from this series about how the world these characters live in, it’s that no one is safe. Robert Kirkman lives up to that here and does it in an amazing way.

Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10

The Walking Dead #84 (Image) – This issue is an action-packed catharsis that is much needed after the shock of issue #83. And despite things eeming so grim that the natural instinct of the reader is to despair, the character that least seems likely to be a beacon of hope becomes one.

Story: 9.5 Art: 10 Overall: 9.75

The Walking Dead #85 (Image) – How do you deal with the aftermath of a major traumatic event? How do you deal with a major traumatic event that is just another trauma in a long line of traumas? This issue explores those questions in a way that few other works of art ever have. The answers aren’t 100% satisfactory, but they are compelling and interesting.

Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9

The Walking Dead #86 (Image) – After years of this comic being largely about the characters reacting to the unending horror that flies at them, we finally start to see the characters start moving in a proactive direction. It’s a change that has been long-awaited, but the slowness of the change seems authentic and it makes sense.

Story: 9.25 Art: 9.75 Overall: 9.5

Avatar Press: January 2011 Solicitations

Official Press Release

WARREN ELLIS AND AVATAR PRESS RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH FREAKANGELS

October 15, 2010 – Avatar Press proudly announces its release schedule for January 2011, featuring the latest collected volume of Warren Ellis’ critically acclaimed web series, FREAKANGELS, as well as a new printing of Alan Moore’s essential guide to graphic storytelling, WRITING FOR COMICS, and the continuing releases of Avatar’s hardest-hitting horror titles.

Freak Angels vol 5 TPBRevelations abound in the new FREAKANGELS VOLUME 5 graphic novel when England’s twelve psychics reunite to reexamine their lives… and their deaths.  Clearly, whatever they knew about their shared past is suspect, as under the watchful eye of their friend Alice, the twelve unravel the mind-blowing truth of how they flooded London and devastated the world.  Previously published online (www.freakangels.com) and adored by over a million readers, this latest installment in the graphic novel series sees this story arc collected for the first time in print, the perfect addition to any dedicated Warren Ellis fan’s bookshelf.

FREAKANGELS VOLUME 5 is available in three different cover formats, each featuring unique artwork by fan-favorite series artist Paul Duffield!

·         FREAKANGELS VOLUME 5 Trade Paperback (NOV100759, $19.99)

·         FREAKANGELS VOLUME 5 Hardcover (NOV100760, $27.99)

·         FREAKANGELS VOLUME 5 Limited Hardcover, Signed by Ellis & Duffield (NOV100761, $39.99)

Avatar’s best-selling book of all time sees print once again with January’s re-release of WRITING FOR COMICS, Alan Moore’s classic dissertation on the craft.  Considered by many to be the greatest comic book writer of all time, Moore enlightens readers with his unique perspectives on storytelling in this dense, 48-page softcover.  Originally serialized in 1985 after the publication of such legendary Moore yarns as Saga of the Swamp Thing and Superman Annual #11 (“For the Man Who Has Everything”), this collection includes a modern essay reflecting on how his approach to creating fiction has changed during the intervening years.  A must-have for devoted fans and aspiring writers in any medium!

·         ALAN MOORE’S WRITING FOR COMICS Softcover (New Printing) (NOV100751, $5.95)

Night of the Living Dead #4Not quite ready to give up on its most successful year to date, Avatar Press continues two blood-curdling horror titles into the new year, including the final issue of George R. R. Martin’s classic vampire tale, FEVRE DREAM, and the penultimate chapter in the zombie epic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.

·         In NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD #4, the simmering tension of a 1968 anti-war rally in the nation’s capital explodes, leading to a violent response by the National Guard… and an unexpected side effect only possible on this, the most terrifying night of human history.  The government no longer needs to worry about the zombie hordes marching towards Washington, as the shocking street massacre creates an army of undead ghouls inside the city limits!  Building to next month’s shocking conclusion, NOTLD #4 is written by Mike Wolfer (Lady Death, Gravel) and John Russo, the original co-writer of the classic horror film, with artwork by Tomas Aira.

o    NIGHT O/T LIVING DEAD #4                                                                    (NOV100762, $3.99)

o    NIGHT O/T LIVING DEAD #4 Gore Edition                                             (NOV100763, $3.99)

o    NIGHT O/T LIVING DEAD #4 Wraparound Edition                               (NOV100764, $3.99)

o    NIGHT O/T LIVING DEAD #4 Classic Black-and-White Edition           (NOV100765, Ask your retailer!)

Fevre Dream #10The final chapter to best-selling author George R. R. Martin’s vampire epic is finally told in FEVRE DREAM #10! This sordid tale of vampire clans, death and debauchery, and bloodlust along the Mississippi riverbanks comes to a close with a final confrontation between the pairing of Abner Marsh and Joshua York, and the vicious Damon Julian.  Originally penned by the beloved author of A Song of Ice and Fire, FEVRE DREAM has been masterfully adapted for comics by Hugo-nominated author Daniel Abraham and illustrated by Rafa Lopez.

o    FEVRE DREAM #10                                                                                   (NOV100766, $3.99)

o    FEVRE DREAM #10 Wraparound Edition                                              (NOV100767, $3.99)

o    FEVRE DREAM #10 Nightmare Edition                                                  (NOV100768, Ask your retailer!)

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 selection includes:

·         ALAN MOORE NEONOMICON #1 (OF 4) CHICAGO CON ED                              (NOV100753, $3.99)

·         ALAN MOORE NEONOMICON #4 (OF 4) AUXILIARY ED                                     (NOV100754, $3.99)

·         CAPTAIN SWING #2 (OF 4) CHICAGO CON ED                                                     (NOV100755, $3.99)

·         CROSSED FAMILY VALUES #2 (OF 7) PHILLY CON ED                                         (NOV100756, $5.99)

·         CROSSED FAMILY VALUES #3 (OF 7) CHICAGO CON ED                                     (NOV100758, $5.99)

·         CROSSED FAMILY VALUES #6 (OF 7) AUXILIARY ED                                            (NOV100757, $3.99)

·         NIGHT O/T LIVING DEAD #1 (OF 5) AUXILIARY ED                                               (NOV100752, $3.99)

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.

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.

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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.

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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.