VANCOUVER (July 27, 2011) – Arcana Comics, one of the world’s top producers of graphic novels, is excited to annouce the latest solicitations available for pre-order through Diamond. Below are some cover images, solicitation information, and preview pages from some new releases, hitting stores soon! If your store does not carry Arcana Comics and you are interested in any titles, please provide the title and red Diamond codes below to them, so they are able to order. Scroll to the bottom for previews!
BLADE OF KUMORI GN – JUL110806
(W) Ron Marz, Mark Poulton (A) Grafiksismik In the mid 19th century, the samurai disappeared forever from the face of the world. Or did they? Blade of Kumori is the tale of present-day samurai, of warriors steeped in honor carrying on their traditions in the modern world. It’s also the tale of a woman who discovers she is something more than a warrior — perhaps even something more than human! SC, 144pgs, FC SRP: $14.95
CREATURE ACADEMY GN – JUL110807
(W) Kevin Hanna, Dave Fagan (A) Erich Owen Creature Academy is a school for young people chose to become guardians of mythical creatures. SC, 80pgs, FC SRP: $14.95
DIVINE INTERVENTION GN – JUL110808
(W) Frank J. Barbiere (A) J.C. Grande, Luke Radl Marc Graham, a conflicted, contract killer, could hardly be considered a hero. Things change when he stumbles into an ancient conflict between the Templar agency, a clandestine organization that protects powerful artifacts from falling into the wrong hands, and strange, demonic forces seeking to control the world. After gaining mysterious, angelic powers from a freak accident Marc must dive headfirst into a dangerous new world where he is hunted by deadly monsters who will stop at nothing to unlock the secret of his new powers and possess them for themselves. SC, 66pgs, FC SRP: $14.95
HUMAN RESOURCES GN – JUL110809
(W) Michael Shear (A) Jerry Rascoe Mark never wanted to work for a big evil corporation, but when he loses his job and knocks up his girlfriend, he’s forced to take a job from hell. Literally. As one of the only human employees at an insurance company run by a feckless demon, Mark battles office politics and supernatural creatures as he tries to save his soul without losing his job. SC, 96pgs, FC SRP: $14.95
OLD SCHOOL GN – JUL110810
(W) Robert Burke Richardson (A) Alan Gallo, Giuseppe Pica, Kelly Ishikawa, Berny Julianto Old School is the story of retired heroes returning to the world at large, and how heroism, and god ol’ fashioned elbow grease, can still make a difference in today’s world. MATURE THEMES SC, 96pgs, FC SRP: $14.95
THE ASSASSIN GN – JUL110805
(W/A) Vincente Fuentes Students from one of the top International Schools in the country will have to face two of the most challenging issues of their lives: murder and bigotry. It is said that the recent deaths around the school have been assassinations and, intriguingly, a geisha’s kanzashi is always left behind at the scene. SC, 50pgs, FC SRP: $14.95
ULTRADUCK GN – JUL110811
(W) Edgar Delgado (A) Omar Lozano, Humberto Ramos Carlos, a regular duck living in the great city of Featherbay, just got dumped by his girlfriend, his life as a freelance do-it-all is going nowhere and must make some grown up decisions: to get a real job, get his girl back and stop drinking. That is, until he gets super powers and becomes the only duck in the world who can stop a powerful creature who’s destroying the city on a vengeful rampage, and an evil weapons manufacturing corporation who want his abilities. SC, 90pgs, FC SRP: $14.95
About Arcana Studios:
Arcana Studios, Inc. is a transmedia company that has aggressively pursued establishing brands through engaging storytelling and compelling art. With a strong foothold in the print publishing world, Arcana continues to be a premier content provider. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, and has adapted this library into live action feature films, stereoscopic 3D animated features, episodic television series and toys.
Arcana Studios, Inc . remains independent of major entertainment studio affiliation. Arcana Studios is currently in production of the stereoscopic 3D animated feature, The Clockwork Girl. Arcana is also partnered with Gale Ann Hurd (“Terminator”, “Aliens”) on Gearhead, Alexandra Milchan (Sylvestor Stallone’s “Head Shot”) on Blade of Kumori, Hans Rodinoff and Hollywood Media Bridge (“Lost Boys: The Tribe”) on Raise Kane, Scott Milam (“Mother’s Day”) on Gauze, Ben Magid (“Hack/Slash”) on Trout, Jar Productions (“Hidden Howie”) on Philosopher Rex, Terry Dougas (“The Invention of Lying”) on The Tower, Doc Wyatt (“Napoleon Dynamite”) on 100 Girls, JC Spink (“The Hangover”) on Continuum, Adrian Askarieh (“The Hitman”) on Amnesia and also is producing a three slate at Codeblack/Universal for Light’s Out, Ant and Blam!
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BLADE OF KUMORI