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Arcana’s April Newsletter

Monday, April 16th, 2012
VANCOUVER (April 16, 2012) – Good morning Arcana Fans and welcome to the April Newsletter! We have a TON going on here at Arcana, so let’s just go ahead and jump in!

 

INTRINSIC

 

First off, Intrinsic is getting HUGE! We’ve had more interest in Intrinsic Issue 1, our Free Comic Book Day issue, this year than any prior FCBD book. What’s special about this year? Well, Intrinsic is actually a four-issue mini-series, kicking off with the FCBD book and continuing with issues 2-4 from July through September.

 

To coincide with Free Comic Book Day, Intrinsic Issue 2 is available in Diamond Previews’ May issue, so be sure to head over to your favorite comic book shop on Free Comic Book Day, pick up a copy of Issue 1 for free, and ask them to order you a copy. To make things a bit easier, download a handout by CLICKING HERE and take it to your local comic book shop. It’s small and in black and white (to save that precious colored ink)… DO NOT MISS Issue 2! At only $1.95, it’s impossible to resist! Just look at the cover to the left here!

 

INTRINSIC ISSUE 2 – MAY DIAMOND PREVIEWS CODE MAY120836.

 

FCBD

 

While we’re on the subject of Free Comic Book Day, we wanted to let you know that we have events going on across the country at various comic book shops. To give you an idea, here’s a sampling of just some of the stores we’re sponsoring.

 

ALABAMA - Capital City Comics is featuring Yin Yang’s Jason Shane Powell
CALIFORNIA - 4 Color Fantasies is featuring Creepsville’s Doc Wyatt, SideShow’s Erik Hendrix, and Space, MN’s Shawn DePasquale AND The Comic Bug is featuring Lethal Instrint’s B. Alex Thompson, The Nether World’s Michael Asadpour, and Kord & Harley’s Matthew Adams.
DELAWARE - Captain Blue Hen Comics and The Comic Book Shop
FLORIDA - Collector’s Comics is featuring Harry Walton: Henchman For Hire’s M. Zachary Sherman
GEORGIA - Criminal Records is featuring Ripped’s Jason Flowers.
ILLINOIS - First Aid Comics and Evil Squirrel Comics
INDIANA - Comic Book University is featuring Dead Cell’s John Barker AND Comic Quest is featuring 51 Delta’s Sean Dulaney.
IOWA - Comic World is featuring Every Waking Moment’s Jeff Dyer
KANSAS - Astrokitty Comics is featyring Spy School and The Killer’s Frank Tra.
MASSACHUSETTS - New England Comics in Brockton is featuring 3 and Dead Men Decimation’s Enrique Savory and GRUNTS and Markus Fang’s Shannon Eric Denton.
MINNESOTA - The Source Comics and Games is featuring SideShows’ Michael David Nelsen and Last Ninja’s Bobby Smith.
MONTANA - Muse Comics is featuring Amnesia’s Dwayne Harris.
NEW HAMPSHIRE - Jetpack Comics is featuring Dandelion’s John Schlim Jr.
NEW JERSEY - All Things Fun is featuring Becoming’s Dane Cypel, Adventureland* is featuring Koni Waves’ and A Cat Named Haiku’s Mark Poulton and Dexter Weeks, AND A&S Comics is featuring Shadowflame and Ripped’s Joe Martino.
NORTH CAROLINA – Acme Comics is featuring The Book’s Amanda Rachels.
PENNSYLVANIA - Bennie’s Comics.
SOUTH CAROLINA – Richard’s Comics and Collectibles is featuring Coin Operated Boy’s Steven Prouse.
TENNESSEE - The Great Escape is featuring Philosipher Rex and Redball 6′s Jason Miller.
TEXAS - DNA Comics and Comic Book Craze is featuring War’s Chosen’s Arthur Bellfield.
UTAH - End Zone Comics is featuring My Best Friend’s a Booger’s Tyler Kirkham.

 

ADVENTURELAND, HAIKU, & CHARITY

 

If you happen to be in the neighborhood of Adventureland in Voorhees Town Center, New Jersey, something special is going on there… To celebrate FCBD, Mark Poulton and Dexter Weeks, the team behind A Cat Named Haiku, are sponsoring a Haiku reading and coloring contest to coincide with the Cat Named Haiku Coloring Book. It’s a charity event and all proceeds are going to the CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) towards their cancer research. Be sure to stop by if you’re in the area!

 

APRIL 2012 SOLICITATIONS

In the meantime, below is further information on what we have on pre-order NOW from April Previews. To see an extended preview of the books, click on the ARCANA TITLE LINK with the book information.

 

APRIL 2012 SOLICITATIONS

 

 

CINDY DEMON HUNTER GN

DIAMOND CODE: APR12 0787 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-58-9
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=287

(W) Mathias Mann (A/CA) Ash Jackson Nick and Seth don’t have much going for them until a mysterious cross, made from human bone, falls into their possession. But when they recognize the cross from the TV show Cindy, the Demon Hunter, all hell breaks loose. The cross makes whoever’s holding it impervious to harm. Seth is shot, beaten, and run over by a bus without getting a scratch but with a horde of vicious demons out for their blood, even the cross may not be enough to save the overmatched high schoolers. They need help. They need a demon hunter. (STK462892) SC, 96pgs, FC SRP: $14.95

 

 

CURSE O/T CORTES STONE #1

DIAMOND CODE: APR12 0788
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=429

(W) Joe Martino, Frank Dirscherl, & Various (A/CA) Roland Bird The Wraith, Shadowflame, and Johnny Saturn spring forth for an adventure only the three of them could possibly dare face! Battling against Aztekoth, The Wraith soon encounters an evil unlike any he has ever faced before — Orcus! An evil so pronounced, so powerful, that the fate of not only the world, but all existence is at stake. Soon joined by his fellow heroes, the trio battle as best they can against a galactic threat that will require the gathering of all Earth’s champions to combat! A War of the Independents crossover. (STK431332) RES. from Previews Vol. XX #11 (NOV100710) 32pgs, FC SRP: $3.95

 

 

THE ELIXIR GN (ARCANA)

DIAMOND CODE: / ISBN: 978-1-926914-89-3
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/store.php?item=441
(W) Jason Chiu (A/CA) Ada Zhu Legend claims that in God’s Shrine rests the Elixir of Eternity, a liquid that grants immortality to whoever drinks it. King Hector is very sick and doesn’t see why he should die, so he offers the hand of his only daughter, Diane, in marriage to anyone who brings him the elixir, an offer of great interest to the ruthless and ambitious “hero” Roland Morgaine. But Roland hasn’t taken into account the plans of Frank Timber and Dwight Theseus, the thief and assassin who intend to become rich men at King Hector’s expense! (STK462893) SC, 64pgs, FC SRP: $9.99

 

 

 

THE FIX GN

DIAMOND CODE: APR12 0790 / ISBN: 978-1-897548-42-4
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=192

(W) Jeff Aden (A/CA) Bryce Lee Victor Campbell, an undercover cop enters an old warehouse to meet with “The Fixer,” the muscle bound vigilante who has been independently and aggressively taking drug dealers off the streets. Victor is shocked by what he sees in the warehouse office, a former fellow SWAT officer, Kent Dawning, who had been assumed dead for over five years. But not only is Kent alive, he is the Fixer! Kent, who looks nothing like his former self, now looking more like a tweaked out drug addict tells the story of how he became The Fixer for the first time and how it has consumed him! (STK462894) MATURE THEMES SC, 80pgs, FC SRP: $14.95

 

 

 

 

WARS CHOSEN GN

DIAMOND CODE: APR12 0791 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-86-2
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=446

(W) Arthur Bellfield (A/CA) J. C. Grande To save the life of his granddaughter, retired superhero James Cummings must face not only the mistakes of his past, bus also a rogue government agency called Black Messiah that’s determined to preserve their own perverted version of the American Dream! A dream that may explain why so many mutilated men, women, and children are turning up on the United States/Mexico border! (STK462895) MATURE THEMES SC, 74pgs, FC SRP: $14.95

 

 
PARADOX GN

DIAMOND CODE: APR12 0792 / ISBN: 978-1-897548-11-0
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=212
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W) Christos N. Gage (A/CA) Luis Henrique Ribeiro Sean Nault is a homicide detective on an alternate Earth where technology is powered exclusively by magic. Sean investigates a baffling series of murders committed by a means he’s never seen before: the power of science. With the aid of Lenoir, a member of the ridiculed subculture of “pragmatists” who believe science is more than the stuff of myths and children’s stories and the 130 year old sorcerer, Winston Churchill, Sean uncovers an apocalyptic plot that will lead him to another dimension! (STK409018) SC, 96pgs, FC SRP: $14.95

 

 

ARCANA PRIMER GRAPHIC NOVELS

 

This month, we take a look at some impressive books you may have missed, including a recent solicitation, KADE: MOURNING SUN, POE & PHILLIPS in celebration of the new John Cusack film, The Raven, based on the life and stories of Edgar Allan Poe,

 

KADE MOURNING SUN GN
DIAMOND CODE: FEB120737 / ISBN:
978-1-926914-76-3
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=407
1892. Siberia. Kade has found Lucifer and he’s become the leader of a tribe of Cossacks. Kade uncovers him as a demon, but Lucifer has set a trap and the Cossack tribe make a sport of hunting him across the Siberian steppe. 1941. Making his way through masses of fleeing refugees and a retreating Soviet army, Kade learns they’re being driven away by a Panzer division commanded by Lucifer in the guise of an SS General. Demons! Nazis! An army of the dead marching under the swastika! Kade is knee deep in the middle of this madness and is once again on the hunt! NOTE: Not available in Germany.

 

 

POE & PHILLIPS GN
DIAMOND CODE: SEP100772 / ISBN: 978-1-897548-39-4
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=188
Inspired by the works of the two legendary writers, Edgar (Allan) Poe and Howard Phillips (Lovecraft), Poe & Phillips is a tribute to their gothic horror masterpieces. For the first time ever, the worlds of Edgar Allan Poe and Howard Phillips Lovecraft collide!

 

 

 

 

ABOUT ARCANA STUDIOS

Arcana Studios, Inc. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 200 original intellectual properties, 300 graphic novels, thousands of comic issues and an ever-growing character list. Arcana has begun to adapt this library into live action feature films, animated features and episodic television series. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and the development of intellectual properties, Arcana publishes graphic novels for North America in print, and now digitally as well. Arcana has been published and distributed in dozens different countries and translated into just as many languages across the globe.

Intrinsic #1 – It all starts here with a sneak peek!

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Here’s an exciting sneak peek to our FCBD Book, Intrinsic #1!

Don’t miss Intrinsic #1 on Free Comic Book Day. FREE At your local comic book shop!

Want to know what happens next?

Pick up a copy of Intrinsic #1 FREE on Free Comic Book Day, May 5th, at your local comic shop!

INTRINSIC FCBD EDITION
Written By:
Sean Patrick O’Reilly, Casey Jones, Erik Hendrix
Art By: Allan Otero
Colors By: Chandran
Letters By: Erik Hendrix

March 2012 Newsletter – New books, previews, and congrats to Mark Poulton!

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

VANCOUVER (March 7, 2012) – Hello all! Welcome to another month of the Arcana Newsletter, your gateway to all things Arcana Related!

This month, we are covering books on pre-order now in Diamond‘s March issue of Previews, some books on the shelves now, and our ongoing Arcana Sale!

We would also like to extend our congratulations to Mark Poulton on his rising success! Not only has he been scripting Avengelyne for Image Comics, which has been doing exceptionally well, he is also now going to be scripting The Savage Hawkman for DC Comics! Below you can get a glimpse into some of his other projects!

If you didn’t already know, through March 31st, you can get 25% off of all of your Arcana purchases through our store by entering the code “ARCANAWINTER” at checkout. Be sure to pick up books while you can and keep in mind that some pre-sale items are available for order, too! They’ll ship as they are released. There are over 180 books available for order, so definitely go check them out!

CLICK HERE FOR THE ARCANA STORE.

Now, let’s look at some books!!!

MARCH 2012 SOLICITATIONS

If you are interested in any of these titles, ask your local comic book shop to carry them, head over to an online retailer (Amazon and Barnes and Noble, for example), or order directly from the Arcana Store! If you click on the Arcana Site Links below, you can see extended previews from all of our titles, too!

CLAY COUNTY GN
DIAMOND MAR12 0740 / ISBN 978-1-926914-79-4

(W) Bruce Brown, Chip Christell (A/CA) Adam Mrozowski The Earth is ruled by ruthless aliens who came to our planet seeking a mysterious power source known only as SF-92. Now, a year later, the merciless aliens have crushed the armed forces and annihilated all freedom fighters. All but one: Sergeant Coleman is Earth’s last hope. If he can find SF-92 then maybe, just maybe, he can use it against the alien conquerors and win mankind’s freedom. His search brings him to Clay County, a backward slice of the Deep South that is completely unaware of humanity’s subjugation! SC, 88pgs, FC $14.95

ARCANA SITE LINK – http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=439

DIVE GN
DIAMOND MAR12 0741 / ISBN 978-1-926914-90-9

(W) Devin Hylton (A/CA) Nadja Rebecca Smith There isn’t much in Hollow, Virginia — a state university, students, a few townies, and some overcast weather in an otherwise sleepy college town. Disgraced, yet popular, former President James Harris comes into town to give a speech. After the president arrives at the town’s convention center, several large explosions rock the convention center, and law enforcement officers swarm on the site of the explosion. With the town’s attention elsewhere, a trio of college students pull off a bank heist that may have wider implications! SC, 64pgs, FC $12.95

ARCANA SITE LINK – http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=443

GREYMAN GN
DIAMOND MAR12 0742 / ISBN 978-1-926914-88-6

(W) Glenn Arseneau (A/CA) Andy Gray Adam Grey, a young anthropology graduate student, becomes an unlikely and reluctant hero as he finds himself mentally linked to an arrogant and irreverent ethereal being and tasked with taking on the role of “gatekeeper” on the Dead Highway, the “in-between” zone that separates the world of the living from the realm of the dead. SC, 88pgs, FC $14.95

ARCANA SITE LINK – http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=438

THE LOST GIRL GN
DIAMOND MAR12 0743 / ISBN 978-1-926914-74-9

(W) Michael Mongillo (A/CA) Rob Ten Pas United in their forbidden love, Joy and Rurik fight a small army of Neurian flesh-eaters who have come to kill Rurik for abandoning their fading lycanthrope clan. MATURE THEMES 121pgs $14.95

ARCANA SITE LINK – http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=300

LUCAS GN
DIAMOND MAR12 0744 / ISBN 978-1-926914-78-7

(W/A/CA) David Murdock In the backwoods farmland of Rural Nowhere, USA, dawn breaks. The rising sun colors everything warmly, red and gold and orange. A clutch of dried and dead trees frame a pile of bodies. Lucas stands over them. (STK459156) MATURE THEMES SC, 86pgs, FC $14.95

ARCANA SITE LINK – http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=391

KADE ORIGINAL SUN TP
DIAMOND MAR12 0745 / ISBN 978-1-897548-62-2

(W) Sean O’Reilly (A/CA) Alan Otero The very first story Kade story! Kade has just barely survived his first encounter with the demon known as Apollyon. He is now on a journey to find the vagabond known as Kamric as he is the only person to ever survive facing Apollyon. Kade believes that he is the key to defeating the ominous demon. Kade will need the assistance of Ezra to find Kamric and to find redemption! SC, 104pgs, FC $14.95 RE-SOLICIT

ARCANA SITE LINK – http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=227

KORE VOL 1 LOST IN ABADDON TP

DIAMOND MAR12 0746 / ISBN 978-1-926914-13-8
(W) Josh Blaylock (A/CA) Tim Seeley When down-on-his-luck slacker Alex Crane decides to steal ancient relics from his local museum to pay off gambling debts, he suddenly finds himself on the run from powerful magical forces. Transformed into the monstrous Mantikore, Alex is taken to Abaddon, a fantasy world where magic has run dry, and elves, dwarves, fairies and goblins live in a modern society. There, Alex must quickly acclimate himself to his environment, or fall prey to the wizard who wants his powers. SC, 120pgs, FC $19.95 RE-SOLICIT

ARCANA SITE LINK – http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=270

MERCY SPARX VOL 1 TP
DIAMOND MAR12 0747 / ISBN 978-1-926914-18-3

(W) Josh Blaylock (A/CA) Matt Merhoff Meet Mercy Sparx, a devil girl hired by the big shots in heaven to secretly take down rogue angels. Follow our unlikely heroine as she battles the forces of “good” while trying to figure out which side is the lesser evil. It’s either succeed and get a free pass through the Pearly Gates, or fail and risk going somewhere very bad indeed! SC, 126pgs, FC $14.95 RE-SOLICIT

ARCANA SITE LINK – http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=399

ON THE SHELVES NOW! – MARK POULTON

We learned last month that our own Mark Poulton, creator and writer of a healthy number of Arcana titles, was recently signed on to write The Savage Hawkman for DC Comics! We thought we’d honor him this month by taking a look at several titles that helped him get to where he is today as writer of Hawkman and also the extremely popular Avengelyn for Image Comics. All of these titles are available for order through your local comic book shops, online retailers, and, of course, the Arcana Store!

KONI WAVES: THE PERFECT WAVE TP
DIAMOND JUN100741 / ISBN 978-1-926914-03-9

KONI WAVES introduces private detective Koni Kanawai, an ex-cop in Honolulu, Hawaii who worked her way through college as a dancer at the Apanapana Ballroom. When a drinking problem gets her booted from the force, Koni starts her own detective agency. With the aid of Pete, her surf buddy, Krystal, a colleague from her dancing days, and Huko, the owner of her favorite watering hole, Koni encounters a series of supernatural events that leads her to discover a dark side of her island not seen in the usual tourist spots.

ARCANA SITE LINK – http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=361

KHAN: THE PERFECT WARRIOR TP

DIAMOND MAY100743 / ISBN 978-1-897548-45-5

He ruled over the largest empire in history. His invasions and raids are the stuff of legends and his stature remains unmatched. His story was forged in a harsh reality of life among the nomadic peoples of the steppe, where power was earned with brute force. Witness the bloody struggle of a young man, Temujin, as he avenges his father’s death and becomes the emperor known as Genghis Khan… The Perfect Warrior.

ARCANA SITE LINK – http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=228

DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL

DIAMOND SEP110744 / ISBN 978-1-926914-57-2
Daddy’s Little Girl is about rich, party girl, Bryn Tilton, who suddently finds out the father she never knew just passed away. She travels to Atlantic City to learn more about this man, only to discover a dark secret and a new profession… Atlantic City is infested with monsters and she’s inherited her father’s old job at the city’s monster morgue. It’s like CSI meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

ARCANA SITE LINK – http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=334

VELVET ROPE GN

DIAMOND JUN100743 / ISBN 978-1-897548-02-8
A true nightmare…Baker’s Dozen, Club Vampire, and Daddy’s Little Girl as well as an all-new Eve: Vampire Diva short. Featuring stories from Mark Poulton, Stephen Sistilli, Dexter Weeks, and many more. Velvet Rope is sure to make a killing at the box office!

ARCANA SITE LINK – http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=197

February 2012 Newsletter

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

VANCOUVER (February 14, 2012)
– Welcome to another monthly newsletter from Arcana Comics! We’re positively bubbling with excitement here today since there is just so much going on! It starts off by glancing left here at the amazing cover of The Intrinsic Free Comic Book Day Edition. We are astounded at the positive reception to our FCBD entry for this year and look forward to people having a chance to see the final product in just under three months!

The Intrinsic FCBD Edition is the first issue in a four issue mini-series featuring the thousands of characters from the Arcanaverse! This is Arcana’sfirst company-wide crossover and we can’t wait!

There are a few other changes going on for Arcana as well! First off, we have completely re-done our web site! Head over to Arcana.com and check out the new site and browse around. Everything is polished up, easier to navigate, and, we hope, someplace you will head to again and again to read up on our latest news and releases.

You may have heard a few days ago, also, that we are working with Benderspink, the production team behind some of the best movies around the last decade (HANGOVER, I AM NUMBER FOUR, THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT, and many others). Well, we’re doing a TON behind the scenes to get these projects moving and look forward to sharing more as time goes on. If you missed the release on that, you can read it by clicking here.

And last, but not least, are some new solicitations with previews and a feature we’re going to callArcana Primers. Our goal is to re-introduce you to some of our amazing characters at Arcana. Some you may have missed when they came out, while others maybe you were curious about, but never picked up. Well, here’s your chance! All of these books are still available through DIAMOND(their codes are listed with them) and through the new and improved Arcana Store.

FEBRUARY 2012 SOLICITATIONS FOR APRIL RELEASE

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY – INTRINSIC # 1
DIAMOND CODE: JAN120014 / ISBN: N/A

First issue in a four issue mini-series. Horrors from different worlds have 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. This is Arcana’s first company-wide crossover featuring thethousands of characters from the Arcanaverse. RELEASING ON MAY 5, 2012.

KADE MOURNING SUN GN
DIAMOND FEB120737 / ISBN 978-1-926914-76-3

1892. Siberia. Kade has found Lucifer and he’s become the leader of a tribe of Cossacks. Kade uncovers him as a demon, but Lucifer has set a trap and the Cossack tribe make a sport of hunting him across the Siberian steppe. 1941. Making his way through masses of fleeing refugees and a retreating Soviet army, Kade learns they’re being driven away by a Panzer division commanded by Lucifer in the guise of an SS General. Demons! Nazis! An army of the dead marching under the swastika! Kade is knee deep in the middle of this madness and is once again on the hunt! NOTE: Not available in Germany.

RED LIGHT GN
DIAMOND FEB120738 / ISBN 978-1-926914-83-1

One good cop struggles with visions of his family’s murder– the killer’s memories– courtesy of a memory device sold on every street corner. Desperate to move on, the last thing Detective Sean Simms wants is time to think. But he only needs one second to be taken right back to it– he only needs one Red Light.

TRUMAN VIRUS GN
DIAMOND FEB120739 / ISBN 978-1-926914-85-5

In 2012 cancer is on the rise and when world renowned scientist Lance Truman’s cure backfires, an escaped test subject of his, along with two lost and confused orphans travel the country to undo all the damage Truman’s cure has created.

TURNING TIGER GN
DIAMOND FEB120740 / ISBN 978-1-926914-87-9

Take one state of the art fully armed sentient military attack robot, let it go rogue, then set the US army and more robots after it. And let it happen in down town USA. If things get bad, have it kidnap a child and see if you can stop her parents blowing the operation wide open to the media.

ARCANA PRIMERS

With the coming of Intrinsic on Free Comic Book Day this year, we thought we’d start our primers out with the core group of IntrinsicKadeKoreCandice Crow, and Philosopher Rex. These four books are still readily available and are self-contained stories. Characters such as Kade have multiple books out following the characters exploits through different eras and places (all full-contained stories), while the others are single books with the characters being revisited in the pages of Intrinsic, starting in May.

KADE ORIGINAL SUN GN
DIAMOND MAR100697 / ISBN 978-1-897548-62-2

Kade is the enigmatic warrior who embarks on an adventure to remove the Dark Veil and the demon behind the darkness. Kade must uncover the secrets of the Black Sun while struggling with his physical limitations and his concept of being a hero. The Kade trade paperback collects five issues and features over 120 pages of story, as well as behind the scenes pictures, cover gallery and commentary from Sean O’Reilly. Exclusive to the trade is the never before published origin of Kade…

KORE GN
DIAMOND DEC100732 / ISBN 978-1-926914-13-8

When down on his luck slacker Alex Crane decides to steal ancient relics from his local museum to pay off gambling debts, he suddenly finds himself on the run from powerful magical forces. Transformed into the monstrous Mantikore, Alex is taken to Abaddon: A fantasy world where magic has run dry, and elves, dwarves, fairies and goblins live in a modern society. Alex must quickly acclimate himself to his environment, or fall prey to the wizard who wants his powers.

CANDICE CROW GN
DIAMOND AUG100757 / ISBN 978-1-926914-06-0

For the last six months my life has been sliding out of control, but even in my worst dreams I’d never imagined that it could get this bad. My father’s a drunk. My boyfriend’s a selfish pig. And a week ago, my best friend “committed” suicide. To top it all off, I have to climb into some weird freakin’ suit every few hours to keep from looking like a reject from Dawn of the Dead. My name’s Candice Crowe. Welcome to my messed-up life. Candice Crowe’s just your average American teenager until the death of her mother and the stress of her best friend’s alleged suicide causes her previously dormant powers to surface. Telepathy. Telekinesis. Extreme strength and agility. Everything a girl could ask for, really. Gifts like these always come with a price, however, and for Candice it means she’s forced to wear a special suit every few hours to keep her skin from necrotizing from the inside out. Still, she’s determined not to let that put a damper on either her love life or her dreams of being a rockstar. But first, Candice intends to find out what happened to her best friend, Claire, and heaven help anyone who gets in her way.

PHILOSOPHER REX GN
DIAMOND JUN100743 / ISBN 978-1-897548-02-8

In the dark hills of West Virginia a power is growing. Dr. Ishmael Stone and his crew go to investigate the series of killings that have been occurring within and around the mines of the small town. There they find a fading community searching for life and the sad, angry Lloyd Canby. Stone begins to realize he is dealing with more than the normal case.


PREVIEWS
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KADE: MOURNING SUN

RED LIGHT

TRUMAN VIRUS

TURNING TIGER

KADE: ORIGINAL SUN

KORE

CANDICE CROW

PHILOSOPHER REX

ARCANA COMICS’ – Benderspink and Arcana Launch New Comics Line

Monday, February 13th, 2012
VANCOUVER (Feb 10, 2012)Arcana Comics is joining forces with Benderspink, the production company behind smash movies such as The Butterfly Effect, Final Destination, The Hangover,The Ring, and I am Number Four! The publisher and the production company have created a new film friendly comic book line, combining the knowledge of one of the largest graphic novel producers with the film production skills of the team behind the highest grossing comedy of all time (The Hangover).

Under the banner of ArcanaBenderspink Comics, the two will start by producing twenty original titles, crossing genres and enlisting the writing and art skills of some of the most talented creators in the comic book industry.
The two companies first established a bond when Benderspink worked with Arcana Comics to get the book Continuum picked up by New Line. During the process, JC Spink and Arcana CEO Sean Patrick O’Reilly build a strong relationship. Sharing a love of film and comic books, the two’s partnership is a natural progression.

Below is a first look at all of the titles as well as preview artwork. Arcana Comics andBenderspink look forward to sharing more with fans in the coming weeks and months.

Legacy: During an emergency surgery, doctors operating on Alex Sullivan discover that he is something more than human. When the entire hospital explodes, Alex escapes to find out who or what he is and why people are trying to kill him.

The Order: The Vatican has created an elite group of agents to travel the world and combat supernatural forces.

The Numbered: Betrayed and unjustly sentenced to death a notorious crew of seven galactic mercenaries escape to the last free planet of the universe. Tracked by the ruthless Galactic Overlord Earth is given an ultimatum surrender The Numbered or be destroyed. Cook and Weisberg are attached.

Bishop: When a government operative goes undercover to infiltrate a secret illuminati type group, he begins to realize that the people he’s been sent to take down may actually be the good guys.

Below: When the police aren’t able to catch a new group of ruthless criminals who commit crimes against the defenseless, the leaders of the underworld band together to use methods the police can’t in order to bring them to justice.

Target Earth: A lone scientist believes the warning from an imprisioned alien, who declares an invasion coming from a more powerful group of aliens. He frees the alien and they end up on the run from the government and the advance guard of hostile aliens as they try to save our planet.
The Hunt: Five years after taking out a terrorist leader, an ex-Seal who was part of the special unit that did the job discovers that his fellow team members are being killed and he is next on the list.
War Of The Gods: At the dawn of humanity, a multitude of gods from Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Nordic, Hindu, Chinese, and Aztec lore do battle against each other for control of the world.
Dime Detectives: The story of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler who teamed up to work as detectives and roughly based their fictional characters Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe on their own real life exploits.
Foretold: A young man is brought to the future to fight the most powerful being who has taken over the world 30 years later – himself.

Kill On Sight: When a group of professional thieves steal 30 million dollars from a covert, black-ops CIA program the program responds by sending a team to NYC to kill the thieves and retrieve the money.
Untouchable: In 2012 Al Capone’s great nephew has become a cop, trying to make right some of the wrong done by his family in the past, and has to track down Chicago’s most notorious criminal, the great-grandson of Elliot Ness.
Countdown To Armageddon: With the better years of his career behind him, a once-great rapper returns to his hometown where in order to save his son he gets pulled back into his old life and has to fight everything he thought he had left behind.
Supersonic: Top Gun underwater with subs developed by DARPA to travel at super speeds.
2076: When America is taken over in 2076, Revolutionaries fight a second war for American independence.

Revelation: A disbelieving NORAD agent’s faith is tested when he begins to suspect a man’s rise to power mimic’s the 12 signs of the Anti-Christ from the book of Revelation.
The Surface: Grant Roberts, his ex-girlfriend, and her best friend attempt to escape Chicago after terrorist attacks that they begin to realize are extraterrestrial in nature. Based on the Schnieder brothers script The Surface.
Atlantis: One hundred and fifty years after a plague has ravaged Earth and the wealthy and privileged have retreated to live in a bio-dome under the ocean, their resources run out and they have to return to the surface where they’re met by a bitter resistance from the ancestors of those they left above ground to die.
The Triangle: A group of researchers who uncover the secret of the Bermuda Triangle and travel to a different dimension have to figure out how to get back in order to help save the world.
Langley High: A student at Langley High, a school located less than two miles away from the CIA headquarters in Virginia, teams with an undercover CIA agent who’s been posing as a teacher to help rescue his father who’s been captured in Russia and disavowed by the agency. Atlas Entertainment is attached to Langley High. The comic is being adapted by Benderspink’s Christopher Cosmos.
ABOUT ARCANA STUDIOS

Arcana Studios, Inc. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 200 original intellectual properties, 300 graphic novels, thousands of comic issues and an ever-growing character list. Arcana has begun to adapt this library into live action feature films, animated features and episodic television series. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and the development of intellectual properties, Arcana publishes graphic novels for North America in print, and now digitally as well. Arcana has been published and distributed in dozens different countries and translated into just as many languages across the globe.

ABOUT BENDERSPINK

Benderspink is a management/production/ip company that has produced or exec-produced movies such as The Ring 1 & 2, The Hangover 1 & 2, Monster-in-Law, Red Eye, Just Friends, A History of Violence, The Butterfly Effect, Cats and Dogs, American Pie 1-3, and I Am Number Four.  They are currently in production on Burt Wonderstone at New Line and in development on titles such as Jitters at Paramount, Cities of Refuge at Inferno, Bob the Musical at Disney, Hangover 3 at Warner Bros., Torrente at New Line, and 40,000 Man at NL.   They have a first look feature deal at New Line and a first look tv deal at CBS. Clients include Jesse Wigutow, Kaplan & Elfont, Cook & Weisberg, April Blair, Jennifer Weiner, Gregory Hoblit, Mike Bender, and Adam “Tex” Davis.  And newer clients such as Allison Schroeder, Brandon Willer, Clay Tweel, Craig Brownrigg, and David Robert Mitchell.

The Path to FCBD’s Intrinsic – Meet the Team

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
VANCOUVER (JAN 30, 2012)Arcana Comics is debuting a new book on Free Comic Book Day,INTRINSIC, featuring some new characters, but it also includes the familiar faces of KADEDR. ISHMAEL STONECANDICE CROW, andKORE. Want to learn more about the characters? Keep reading!

Remember, if you are interested in learning more about INTRINSIC and Free Comic Book Day, head over to your favorite comic book shops. We’re teaming up with retailers to present FCBD events across the country!

The INTRINSIC FCBD book is available for pre-order now through DIAMOND PREVIEWS.
If you are a retailer, please contact us to discuss what we can do to help make Free Comic Book Day 2012a success for all of us!
INTRINSIC
DIAMOND CODE: JAN120014
FCBD LINK: CLICK HERE
We’re 175 Graphic Novels and 227 Characters strong and growing every month!

INTRINSIC CAST OF CHARACTERS

CHARACTER NAME: KADE
FIRST APPEARANCE: KADE ORIGINAL SUN
ARCANA LINK: CLICK HERE

DESCRIPTION: From a blade separating flesh to a warm embrace, Kade is unable to feel. Kade is the enigmatic warrior who embarks on an adventure to remove the Dark Veil and the demon behind the darkness. Kade must uncover the secrets of the Black Sun while struggling with his physical limitations and his concept of being a hero.

BOOK ORDERING INFO:

KADE ORIGINAL SUN
DIAMOND MAR100697 / ISBN 978-1-897548-62-2

KADE SUN OF PERDITION
DIAMOND JUN100740 / ISBN 978-1-897548-72-1

KADE SHIVA’S SUN
DIAMOND MAR100698 / ISBN 978-1-897548-29-5

KADE RISING SUN
DIAMOND APR100729 / ISBN 978-1-897548-64-6

KADE RED SUN
DIAMOND APR100728 / ISBN 978-1-897548-75-2

KADE PRODIGAL SUN
DIAMOND JAN110934 / ISBN 978-1-926914-25-1

KADE MOURNING SUN (COMING APRIL 2012!)
DIAMOND FEB120737 / ISBN 978-1-926914-76-3

CHARACTER NAME: DR. ISHMAEL STONE
FIRST APPEARANCE: PHILOSOPHER REX GN
ARCANA LINK: CLICK HERE

DESCRIPTION: Meet DR. ISHMAEL STONE, Philosopher, detective, monster-hunter, primes inter pares of a shadowy network of supernatural guardians sworn to shelter the world from the Infernal Orders. Stone’s mission is aided by his daughter, half-ghost, half-witch AMARA STONE; a master of mystic weapons WILBUR BRANCH; the mysterious monster-detector known as BLIND JACK; and the smooth-talking mentalist MARTIN PRIEST.

BOOK ORDERING INFO:

PHILOSOPHER REX GN
DIAMOND JUN100743
ISBN 978-1-897548-02-8

CHARACTER NAME: CANDICE CROW
FIRST APPEARANCE: CANDICE CROW GN
ARCANA LINK: CLICK HERE

DESCRIPTION: Candice Crowe’s just your average American teenager until the death of her mother and the stress of her best friend’s alleged suicide causes her previously dormant powers to surface.  Telepathy.  Telekinesis.  Extreme strength and agility.  Everything a girl could ask for, really. Gifts like these always come with a price, however, and for Candice it means she’s forced to wear a special suit every few hours to keep her skin from necrotizing from the inside out.  Still, she’s determined not to let that put a damper on either her love life or her dreams of being a rockstar.

BOOK ORDERING INFO:

CANDICE CROW GN
DIAMOND AUG100757
ISBN 978-1-926914-06-0

CHARACTER NAME: KORE
FIRST APPEARANCE: KORE GN
ARCANA LINK: CLICK HERE

DESCRIPTION: When down on his luck slacker Alex Crane decides to steal ancient relics from his local museum to pay off gambling debts, he suddenly finds himself on the run from powerful magical forces. Transformed into the monstrous Mantikore, Alex is taken to Abaddon: A fantasy world where magic has run dry, and elves, dwarves, fairies and goblins live in a modern society.

BOOK ORDERING INFO:

KORE GN
DIAMOND AUG100757
ISBN 978-1-926914-06-0

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!

For inquiries, interview requests, or etc, please contact:
Erik Hendrix
erik@arcana.com
VP of Marketing and Promotions
Arcana Comics

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ARCANA COMICS’ FCBD, Pre-Orders, and Winter Sale – January 2012

Thursday, January 19th, 2012
VANCOUVER (JAN 18, 2012)Arcana Comics is excited to ring in the new year with a bunch of new books, sales, and an amazing FCBD event! If you haven’t heard, this year, we’re starting a company-wide crossover, kicking off on Free Comic Book Daywith INTRINSIC! Read more about that below. Also, our winter sale is still going on, so don’t miss out on that. You can receive 25% off all purchases from our store by entering the code “ARCANAWINTER” at checkout. We’re adding new books all the time, so it’s worth a glance over at our store. Keep reading…
Please remember that all Pre-Orders are Diamondand we’re in the final weeks of ordering from the January 2012 Previews, so if there are any books that pique your interest, be sure to ask you local comic shop to order them. If you’re a store, giveArcana Comics a try!

We’re 175 Graphic Novels and 227 Characters strong and growing every month!

Don’t forget to check out our iPad/iPhone App. It’s a free download in the iStore and gives you access to the Arcana catalog and exclusive downloads! For those Android users out there, there are also Arcana books available through the ComiXology app. DOWNLOAD FROM THE ISTORE.

FCBD
PRE-ORDERS
WINTER SALE
PREVIEWS
ABOUT ARCANA

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

Arcana is proud to be participating in another Free Comic Book Day this year, but this time we’re doing things quite different. We’re kicking off an AMAZING company-wide crossover called INTRINSIC, which will blow you away. We can’t give a lot away now, but we can provide a sneak peak of the cover to INTRINSIC above, plus a description below. Be sure to ask your local comic book shop to get you a copy of INTRINSIC! You won’t want to miss it… trust us! For the price of free, you can’t go wrong.

DIAMOND CODE: JAN120014
FCBD LINK: CLICK HERE

DESCRIPTION: Horrors from different worlds have 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.

PRE- ORDERS

Below are books being solicited for pre-order in the latest Diamond Previews Magazine. Take the information below to your stores and ask them to carry Arcana!

HOWARD LOVECRAFT & UNDERSEA KINGDOM GN
JAN120814 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-84-8

(W) Dwight MacPherson, Bruce Brown (A/CA) Thomas Boatwright An all-ages H.P. Lovecraft story! Howard Lovecraft’s family has been imprisoned on a far-flung alien planet, Spot hopelessly captured, and he is slowly becoming a mindless Fishman. Accompanied by his insane father, a pistol-packing constable, and his hungry cat, they must face the all-powerful ruler of the Outer Gods, a revengeful old enemy, an army of deadly monsters, and a lethal world called Yuggoth, to save the day. All Howard has to do is surrender his father’s Book. But that would mean certain doom for all of mankind! SC, 66pgs, FC $12.95 Project Link

MARLOW GN
JAN120815 / ISBN: 978-1-897548-30-1

(W) Aaron Thomas Nelson (A/CA) Mathew Reynolds Marlow is an ex-Marine caught in a dilemma impossible to solve: commit atrocious acts for a global corporation in order to receive medicine that keeps him from reverting to a zombie state, or walk away and suffer the fate of becoming some terrible creature. Struggling with his fears of his affliction and the monster he might become, Marlow abandoned his wife and young daughter, losing his dignity and freedom as he chose a nihilistic life. It is only during this journey that Marlow realizes that perhaps by avoiding suffering he has become like the zombies he so fears to become! MATURE THEMES SC, 119pgs, B&W $14.95
Project Link

NETHER WORLD
JAN120816 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-81-7

(W) Michael Asadpour (A/CA) J. C. Grande A cataclysmic event has destroyed 80% of the human population, and the world has fallen under the dictatorship of the Illuminati, a global government that rules with an iron fist and is in pact with otherworldly sinister forces and demonic entities. In this chaotic, disaster-ridden world, a brutal war rages between the Illuminati and resisting forces, and humanity’s very survival is at risk. SC, 164pgs, B&W $19.95 Project Link

NETWORK GN
JAN120817 / ISBN: 978-1-897548-04-2

(W) Jay Busbee (A/CA) Martin Morazzo Ethan McKinnon thinks he’s lucked into the greatest job ever-as a cameraman at The Network, the world-famous superhero-only tv channel. But when Ethan films one of the country’s greatest heroes in a horrific act of violence, his dream job turns nightmare. The fate of The Network itself — and, perhaps, his very life — lies in his decision. SC, 74pgs, FC $14.95 Project Link

EL ARSENAL TP VOL 01 UNKNOWN ENEMY
JAN120818 / ISBN:

(W) Salvador Vasquez (A/CA) Daniel Perez Simon Masiosare is the best mercenary in the business and he has recently accepted a mission to steal cockroaches, for inside these simple bugs a powerful biological weapon is kept. However, Simon quickly realizes that his timing couldn’t be worse. When he arrives at “Las Tristezas de Tutankhamen” he realizes that a bounty has just been put on his head and every top mercenary is looking for him! SC, 104pgs, FC $14.95
Project Link

EZRA EVOKED EMOTIONS TP
JAN120819 / ISBN: 978-1-897548-13-4

(W) Sean O’Reilly (A) Eve, Master Rove (CA) Greg Horn Born under the Black Sun, Ezra had a unique upbringing in life. Her parents were murdered when she was young and she was badly scarred on her body. Scars which she still conceals to this day. It was not until her brother Erik died that she began to heal and now she questions her role as a Child of the Black Sun. (STK416189) SC, 104pgs, FC $14.95
Project Link

FCBD 2012 ARCANA PRESENTS INTRINSIC
JAN120014
(W) Sean O’Reilly, Casey Jones (A/CA) Various Horrors from different worlds have 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. The Intrinsic is a company crossover event bringing together characters from hundreds of titles beneath Arcana’s library, an event of unprecedented ambition, unlike anything that has been attempted before! 32pgs, FC FREE


WINTER SALE

Our winter sale is still going on over at our Arcana Store, which you can reach by CLICKING HERE. The fill link is listed below. We are offering 25% off of all purchases through the store fore a limited time with no exclusions. If it’s in the store, it’s on sale! All you have to do is enter the code “ARCANAWINTER” when you check-out to get the discount. It’s that simple.

We have been adding titles to the store daily, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to own the latestArcana graphic novels or fill in your collection! From 100 Girls to Zombie Warriors and everything in between, we have it all.

ARCANA STORE: http://www.arcana.com/store.php

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HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE UNDERSEA KINGDOM

MARLOW

NETHER WORLD

THE NETWORK

EL ARSENAL

EZRA EVOKED EMOTIONS

Happy Holidays and Winter Sale!

Friday, December 23rd, 2011
VANCOUVER (Dec 23, 2011) – All of us at Arcana Comics would like to wish you happy holidays and an amazing new year. To celebrate, we are offering 25% off of all purchases from the Arcana Store from now through the end of January! Just head over to Arcana.com/store.php, add some books to your cart, and use code “ARCANAWINTER” (case sensitive) at checkout for 25% off! New books are added all the time, so check back often!

We’re 175 Graphic Novels and 227 Characters strong and growing every month!

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!

December Previews and Project News

Friday, December 16th, 2011
VANCOUVER (Nov 18, 2011)Arcana Comics welcomes you to another month of new releases and news! Please remember that all Pre-Orders are Diamond and we’re in the final days of ordering from the November Previews, so if there are any books that pique your interest, be sure to ask you local comic shop to order them. If you’re a store, give Arcana Comics a try! Besides that, we’re taking a look at Ralph Filmore: Paranormal Investigator with creator Roger Raymond.
We’re 175 Graphic Novels and 227 Characters strong and growing every month!

If you weren’t aware, Arcana Comics has its own iPad / iPhone App, too! It’s a free download in the iStore and gives you access to the Arcana catalog and exclusive downloads! There are plenty of free books to download as well as new releases added all the time. If you don’t have an iPad or iPhone, don’t worry, there are also Arcana books available through the ComiXology app for Android. DOWNLOAD THE APP FROM THE ISTORE HERE.

PRE-ORDERS
PROJECT NEWS
PREVIEWS
ABOUT ARCANA

PRE- ORDERS

Below are books being solicited for pre-order in the latest Diamond Previews Magazine. Take the information below to your stores and ask them to carry Arcana!

HEAVENS ECHO SC – DEC110798 / ISBN: 978-1-897548-94-3
Will those with selfish interests ignore their personal quests to fight for a greater good? Is humanity even worth saving? Take a unique look at a world with superheroes through the eyes of writer Siike Donnelly (Rhino) as he explores what it would take to be a hero in today’s day and age, in OUR world. Project Link

HYPER ACTIVES GN – DEC110799 / ISBN: 978-1-897548-71-4
(W) Darin Wagner (A/CA) Andrew Dalhouse, Clint Hilinski Eddie Ellison, a high school student, joins the team as Silverwing and the team dynamics quickly shift. Jealousy and betrayal start to emerge and one of the team members dies. Will this bring the team together or will the tragedy tear this young team apart? SRP: $14.95
Project Link

KILLING MACHINE GN – DEC110800 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-00-8
(W) Scott Milam (A/CA) Kenneth Loh Franklyn J. Hurt, an undercover agent for the Global Crime Task Force, is sent to infiltrate the criminal organization only known as “The Syndicate Six.” When his cover is blown, his wife taken, his daughter murdered before his eyes, Frank wakes up barely a man; a torso with an unrecognizable face, hanging in a warehouse and used as an example for those who betray The Synidicate Six. Rescued by Special Forces, Frank’s body is taken to a secret installation where he is given the bionic treatment. Frank goes rogue to find his missing wife and seek revenge for the murder of his daughter using his new cybernetic body! SC, 7×10, 100pgs, FC SRP: $14.95
Project Link

REDNECK KINGS GN – DEC110801 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-82-4
The FBI sends over one of their Agents to investigate a small Texas town’s local justice system. As the Agent begins to uncover the town’s secret he realizes it might cost him his life. Project Link

ROMEROS REQUIEM GN – DEC110802 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-62-6
(W) Jaime Collado (A/CA) Fernando Vicente From the gin-soaked darkness of Necro York emerges Ian Shoot, a film noir-esque secret agent with an orphaned past shot full o’ bullets and gorgeous dames who just won’t stay in their graves. Ian lives for the moment — and those moments are running out. Caught in a web of double-crossed deceit with rogue agents on his shadow, Shoot’s last-shot redemption lays with Silk, a sensuous femme fatale who melts his Humphrey Bogart tough-guy shell. Together they must discover the key to bringing down Extortion, Inc. — the mysterious criminal syndicate masterminded by the phantom-masked industrialist Romero. MATURE THEMES SC, 52pgs, FC SRP: $9.95
Project Link

SCIONIC GN – DEC110803 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-40-4
(W) Philip Daay (A/CA) Victor Castro Theophilus embodies the archetypal noble warrior. When the lines are clear in a just cause, he fights as your greatest champion. But, life rarely remains clear. Theophilus refuses to believe that breeding and sacrificing innocent children is necessary for his race’s survival. Unfortunately, his president and former military colleagues believe otherwise, and both sides are about to put the force of their convictions to the ultimate test. SC, 93pgs, FC SRP: $14.95
Project Link

SIDESHOWS GN – DEC110804 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-51-0
(W) Erik W. Hendrix (A/CA) Michael David Nelsen In 1950′s Las Vegas, the Mob enlisted former circus attractions as their aces in the hole. These SideShows had a little secret — they really did have the abilities they pretended to. The Rat Pack was in their prime, the bartenders knew your name, and the same guy who comped your rooms could put a hit on your for stiffing him a tip. High rollers, lounge singers, cigarettes, alcohol, and superpowers. Welcome to Las Vegas. SC, 77pgs, FC SRP: $9.95
Project Link

STERLING GN – DEC110805 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-46-6
(W) Joshua Gorfain (A/CA) J. C. Grande For Jack Sterling, life is an unending bore of working for the neighborhood print shop punctuated by the occasional bar fight and the verbal sparring with his ex-girlfriend Becky. When the body of defeated vigilante, Phantom Gazer, is thrown through his window, Jack stumbles into his life-long dream of being a superhero. Taking the helmet that gave Phantom Gazer his powers, Jack also takes up the fallen hero’s quest of defeating his killer, the criminal overlord Lord Dragon. SC, 90pgs, FC SRP: $14.95
Project Link

PROJECT NEWS

This month, we’re going to visit with the creator of Ralph Filmore: Paranormal Investigator, Roger Raymond, to learn a little more about the book AND give an extended preview of the book, out now!

RALPH FILMORE: PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR

Ralph Filmore: Paranormal Investigator is an Arcana release that’s definitely kid friendly, but that certainly doesn’t mean comic lovers of any age won’t appreciate it. The creator of the book, Roger Raymond, gave us a little glimpse into the book recently, so we wanted to share it with you!

ARCANA: What makes the book special?

ROGER RAYMOND: Ralph Filmore is about a kid who’s so obsessed with monsters and the supernatural; he spies on his next door neighbors who he suspects to be vampires. When his wild obsession for paranormal phenomena gets him into heaps of trouble, he finds himself grounded from Halloween. He soon learns that long forgotten evil is accidentally released from over 300 years of banishment. The vengeful magician, Mortimer Bain is turning the townsfolk of Hollow Creek into hideous zombie creatures. Disobeying his mom’s orders to stay in his room, Ralph sneaks out and finds more trouble.

What makes this book special is its ability to go much further than a graphic novel. The idea for this book couldn’t be a better match for a live action or 3D animated film. It’s so suited for it.

ARCANA: Tell us about the cast of characters in RF.

ROGER: Ralph is joined by Wayne Booker who’s been his best friend since Ralph moved to Hollow Creek. Although he’s the school’s sports jock, Booker loves adventure. He lives for Ralph’s crazy schemes because they always lead to something exciting. With his gung ho athletic ability, Booker excels in surviving sticky situations and is never without a witty remark for any circumstance.

Specter is Ralph’s wisecracking sidekick, “everyone’s favorite canine spook”. This little ghost dog is an ecto-plasmic ball of pure paranoia. This stems from his ironic fear of other ghosts and monsters. When things get a little dull in Hollow Creek, you can always count on Specter to keep things interesting.

Middle school can be a tough place. Even for a vampire. Born a descendant of Dracula, Tavika Drake is goth and is one of Ralph’s closest friends. Although she keeps her vampire heritage a secret from all but Ralph and Booker, she’s known by her peers as “the weird girl”. Tav hates being part of a crowd and often refrains from social activities. At times she can be bossy and somewhat self-righteous. Tav brings brains and mental-might to their spook filled missions and is often the one to calm things down and take control of chaotic situations.

Z will follow Ralph wherever he leads, even on his wacky and wild investigations, Z is quite the robotic assistant. He can transform into a whole slew of useful tools, vehicles and weapons. More so, he can provide Ralph with valuable information and even do homework. This cybernetic supercomputer was a gift to Ralph from his inventor father before his mysterious disappearance and is now a constant and loyal companion, who would never be left behind.

ARCANA: Where did you get the original idea for the book?

ROGER: Where did you get the original idea for the book?

The original idea came from the childhood imaginations of me and co-creator and also best friend, Darryl Savoy. We would sneak into the old abandoned houses in the neighborhood for adventure in hopes to see a real ghost. Unfortunately, we never saw one. Years and years later while doodling at work, I thought it would be cool to recreate our adventures into a comic book.

ARCANA: Who should like this book?

ROGER: I think kids of all ages will embrace and enjoy Ralph Filmore. The older audience will also see it as being pretty cool.

Ralph Filmore combines kids’ favorite elements such as comedy, action, cools gadgets and monsters.

ARCANA: What’s next for Ralph?

ROGER: Most definitely another book will be on the way. A TV series is already in the works. We’ve also been communicating with a video game developer about a possible Ralph Filmore game for Wii, X Box and PS3 game platforms. I’ve also started plotting ideas for a feature film.

Diamond code: APR110775
ISBN: 978-1-926914-31-2
Arcana Project Site:
http://www.arcana.com/view_title.php?id=180
DESCRIPTION: Ralph Filmore is just your average, everyday, 12 year old Paranormal Investigator. He hunts down and challenges all things strange and bizarre on a daily basis despite being the shortest kid in 7th grade, getting picked on by bullies, and still having to be in bed by 9PM. Ralph’s serious obsession for paranormal phenomena gets him into heaps of trouble, but with his best friend/partner in slime, Booker, his trusty robotic supercomputer, Z and his ghostly canine companion, Specter, Ralph protects the people of Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.

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HYPER ACTIVES

KILLING MACHINE

ROMERO’S REQUIEM

SIDESHOWS

STERLING

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!

November 2011 Previews and Project News

Friday, November 18th, 2011

ARCANA COMICS’ Pre-Orders and Project Updates – November 2011
VANCOUVER (Nov 18, 2011)Arcana Comics welcomes you to another month of new releases and news! Please remember that all Pre-Orders are Diamond and we’re in the final days of ordering from the November Previews, so if there are any books that pique your interest, be sure to ask you local comic shop to order them. If you’re a store, give Arcana Comics a try!
We’re 175 Graphic Novels and 227 Characters strong and growing every month!

If you weren’t aware, Arcana Comics has its own iPad / iPhone App, too! It’s a free download in the iStore and gives you access to the Arcana catalog and exclusive downloads! There are plenty of free books to download as well as new releases added all the time. If you don’t have an iPad or iPhone, don’t worry, there are also Arcana books available through the ComiXology app for Android. DOWNLOAD THE APP FROM THE ISTORE HERE.

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Below are books being solicited for pre-order in the latest Diamond Previews Magazine. Take the information below to your stores and ask them to carry Arcana!

A CAT NAMED HAIKU COLORING BOOK SC – NOV110710 – KIDS
(W) Mark Poulton (A/CA) Dexter Weeks Based on the hit children’s title A Cat Named Haiku comes Arcana’s first coloring book! SC, 24pgs, B&W $2.95. Project Link

AMOUR GN VOL 1 – NOV110711
(W) Bart A. Thompson (A/CA) Ezequiel Pineda Romance comics have an outdated and cheesy stigma about them, but once they played a large role within comic history. Within the third phase of the Golden Era (1948 to 1954) comic readership was at an all-time high, read by both men and women, and romance comics were one of the five genres that kept comic readership diverse. In an attempt to bring more diversity back to comics, Arcana is proud to present the Amour anthology! MATURE THEMES SC, 94pgs, B&W $14.95. Project Link

AMOUR GN VOL 2 – NOV110712
(W) Bart A. Thompson (A/CA) Ezequiel Pineda A perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, Arcana’s Amour anthology brings the magic of romance comics to a new readership. Once one of the best-selling genres in American comics, romance comics were read by millions of men and women every week. Now, to increase the diversity on the comics rack, Amour presents some new and charming romantic stories in the comics format! MATURE THEMES SC, 94pgs, B&W $14.95. Project Link

GRUNTS TP – NOV110713
(W) Shannon Eric Denton (A/CA) Matt Jacobs During World War II, an American squad encounters a German superhuman assault squad and starts a Eugenics Race that carries into present day. In a remote section of France near the German border, a joint U.S./British Division pushes into German-held woodlands. Sporadic resistance winds down as the Germans pull back. Before the allies can fully settle in for the night, it comes under savage, relentless attack. Four German supermen mount a devastating assault! SC, 186pgs, FC $14.95. Project Link

NIEVES GN – NOV110714
(W/A/CA) Justin Robinson After the events depicted in Kade: Identity, Nieves returns home to her icy kingdom of Veserun to find it in turmoil. The death of Apollyon has sent ripples of evil throughout the world, awakening the ancient demon Malkoth, imprisoned in the ice for thousands of years. His power weakened, but still potent, Malkoth’s corrupting influence forces the ice elves to free him. The only one that stands against him is Nieves! MATURE THEMES SC, 80pgs, FC $14.95. Project Link

REDFOOT GN – NOV11 0715 – KIDS
(W) Alfredo Rodriguez Perez (A/CA) Diego Armando Toro Garrido Saturday mornings spent watching cartoons with a bowl of Choco Puffs are history, now that Jake has superpowers! After a high school prank goes wrong, Jake finds himself with super speed. Now, when his city needs him he dons the yellow and red and becomes Redfoot! Unfortunately, the city’s other hero, Cosmic Captain, doesn’t answer to the same higher calling. For the Captain, it’s all about the fame and recognition of being a hero. Now, with Cosmic Captain gaining all the headlines, Jake begins to question what it really means to be hero. SC, 43pgs, FC $8.95. Project Link

SPACE MN GN – NOV110716
(W) Shawn DePasquale (A/CA) Bruno Oliveira Why did the widow, Mrs. Lee, murder her only son? Can the reports of an undead cat possibly be true? What happened to the two paramedics that disappeared during their shift? Space, Minnesota was a quiet town until the Multi Associated Global International Cosmetics (MAGIC) corporation arrived. Now, the Mayor is acting strange and people are dying. The brave men and women of the Space Police Department are determined to bring peace back to their tranquil town — by any means necessary! MATURE THEMES SC, 102pgs, FC $14.95. Project Link

PROJECT NEWS

This month, we’re going to visit with a couple of Arcana creators, one who has a book hitting the shelves any day and another who is hard at work finishing theirs and can use your help!

ALL FALL DOWN

To start, let’s take a look at All Fall Down, written by Casey Jones with spectacular art from Jason Reeves, Gian Fernando, Brian Brinlee, Anvit Randeria, Pericles Junior, and Barnaby Bagenda. All Fall Down explores what happens to superheroes and supervillains who lose their powers. Unlike other titles where death and the loss of powers is almost always temporary, the characters in All Fall Down have lost theirs forever. It’s also a coming-of-age story for thirteen year old Sophie Mitchell, who now has every superpower known to man. She can’t turn them off, or even give them back.

Below are some preview pages from the book so you can take a look inside All Fall Down. Be sure to pick up a copy now from your local comic shop or order it online. To read more about the project, you can head over to Casey Jones web site (CLICK HERE) where you can read about the inspiration of the book and other sample artwork. You can also go to the All Fall Down site on Shelfari (CLICK HERE) to read more about the book, character descriptions, etc… There’s a lot going on with this book, so be sure to pick up a copy!

Diamond code: AUG110793
ISBN: 978-1-926914-23-7
Arcana Project Site: http://www.arcana.com/view_title.php?id=190

ENTER THE HERO

In the coming months, you will hear more about the project Enter The Hero, which is in development now. The creative team is hard at work finishing the book, but they could use your help! They have started a KickStarter campaign with the noble goal of allowing the artist to set aside a healthy chunk of time to dedicate to the project. Take a look at some artwork from the project below and judge for yourself! You can read more about the book and the KickStarter campaign over at the campaign’s link, which you can reach by CLICKING HERE. Some of the incentives for contributing include art cards, a limited edition poster, t-shirts, and more.

Here’s some info on the project, too!

Written by Michael Heitkemper with art by Simon Butler, the book tells of an ordinary day. People go to work; they come home. They kick back and turn on the television. There’s been a terrible tragedy. Miraculously, out of nowhere a super hero has appeared and saved the day. No one knows who he is or what he’s capable of. All they can do is call him, “The Hero”. One year later, the Hero still protects the innocent from harm while maintaining his secrecy. Little does the Hero know that those secrets must unravel in order to stop the current threat to his city.

Project Web Site: http://www.EnterTheHeroComic.com
KickStarter Project Site: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1709611879/enter-the-hero

Preview from Chapter One

Preview from Chapter Two

SIDESHOWS

SideShows, which debuted in limited quantities at SDCC 2010 in advance of its official reelase, will appear in Diamond Previews’ December issue (Diamond Code DEC110804 / ISBN 978-1-926914-51-0). The book made quite a splash and even drew the attention of some major creators in the comic book industry. See below for a preview and some quotes.

  • “Dark, disturbing, envelope-pushing stuff. Bring your brain and pay attention. The ride is worth it.” – Jim Shooter (MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER, DOCTOR SOLAR)
  • “A cool story, told with loads of pace and verve.” – Mike Carey (UNWRITTEN, X-MEN LEGACY)
  • “Energetic, dynamic art and a great story. I enjoyed this thoroughly, and you will, too.” – Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL, IRREDEEMABLE)
  • “Vegas gangsters, circus freaks, magic, guns and violence – all served up in a blaze of glory that burns across the page.” – J.T. Krul (GREEN ARROW, TEEN TITANS)

Written by Erik Hendrix with art by Michael David Nelsen, SideShows is set in 1950′s Las Vegas, where the mob enlisted former circus attractions as their aces in the hole. These SideShows had a little secret… they really did have the abilities they pretended to. The Rat Pack was in their prime, the bartenders knew your name, and the same guy who comped your rooms could put a hit on you for stiffing him a tip. High rollers, lounge singers, cigarettes, alcohol, and superpowers. Welcome to Las Vegas!

Diamond code: AUG110793
ISBN: 978-1-926914-23-7
Price: $9.95 (US)

Arcana Project Site: http://www.arcana.com/view_title.php?id=210

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GRUNTS

REDFOOT

SPACE, MN

ABOUT ARCANA STUDIOSArcana 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!