Archive for January, 2012

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