||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!
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.
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
DIAMOND CODE: APR12 0792 / ISBN: 978-1-897548-11-0
ARCANA TITLE LINK: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=212
(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!
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