Archive for January, 2013

FCBD 2013′s The Steam Engines of Oz

Monday, January 21st, 2013

VANCOUVER (January 21, 2012) – Arcana Comics, as you know, is debuting The Steam Engines of Oz on Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2013. The book is available for retailers to order now in preparation of the big event, so don’t forget to order extra copies of this exciting story and extras exclusive to the FCBD edition.


Retailers can order The Steam Engines of Oz FCBD Edition through Diamond Previews, code JAN130018 (JAN130018  J  FCBD 2013 STEAM ENGINES OF OZ).


You can also read an exclusive interview with Arcana’s VP of Publishing and co-writer of The Steam Engines of Oz, Erik Hendrix, about the book and Comic Book Day over at the FCBD web site by CLICKING HERE!


In the interview, Erik mentions of the story and artwork that “our take on Oz throws the rules out the window! Without giving anything away, you can expect new characters as well as beloved favorites, but seen in a completely different light. Expect a fast-paced story with all of the wonder and excitement you expect from an Oz tale with GORGEOUS artwork from Yannis Roumboulias. If you’re not familiar with him, you should be! He really knocked it out of the park with last year’s Deadly Harvest and he is finishing up Zipper Vs Dominatrix: The Slave Trade, which is appearing in Simmons Comics Anthology Volumes 1-3.” And, who pick up The Steam Engines of Oz? “If you like books with strong female leads, great characterization, and something to fill your head with wonder, you’ll love The Steam Engines of Oz.”


TITLE: The Steam Engines of Oz
STORY BY: Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
SCRIPT BY: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
COVER ART BY: Yannis Roumboulias
INTERIOR ART BY: Yannis Roumboulias
AVAILABLE: FCBD 2012 / JAN130018
DESCRIPTION: Get a special sneak-peek at the upcoming re-imagining of Oz through a SteamPunk lens! Find out what happens 100 years after the witch is dead. In an Oz ruled by a once revered hero, salvation comes from the unlikely wrench of Victoria Wright, who dares to question the status quo and sparks a rebellion. This FCBD edition will give you an exciting extended preview of the upcoming graphic novel and a look at what else Arcana’s SteamPunk Originals line has in store for readers!

Exclusive Simmons Comics Anthology Preview at LSCC 2013!

Friday, January 11th, 2013

VANCOUVER (Jan 11, 2013) – Arcana Comics and Simmons Comics Group are proud to announce that Simmons Comics Anthology is crossing the pond!

In celebration of the launch of Simmons Comics Anthology Volume 1 (DIAMOND DEC12 0812 / ISBN 978-1-77135-066-2), Arcana Comics and Simmons Comics Group have created an extremely limited edition Preview Book ONLY available to attendants of London Super Comic Con Feb 23rd and 24th.

This limited edition preview will feature the first chapter of Gene Simmons’ Zipper Vs Dominatrix: The Slave Trade, written by Erik Hendrix (The Evil Tree, Deadly Harvest, The Book), with art from Yannis Roumboulias (Deadly Harvest)

This preview will be strictly limited to 100 copies and available for £5. Be sure to find the Arcana Comics table at London Super Comic Con to get a copy of this book!

If you can’t make it to the convention, don’t worry, you can still read the amazing first chapter of Gene Simmons’ Zipper Vs Dominatrix: The Slave Trade by picking up a copy of Simmons Comics Anthology Volume 1 when it is released in February! Pre-Order a copy now!

TITLE: Simmons Comics Anthology Vol. 1
CREATED BY: Gene Simmons
EDITED BY: Erik Hendrix
COVER BY: Yannis Roumboulias
ISBN: 978-1-77135-066-2
PRICE: $19.95
DESCRIPTION: Arcana Comics and Simmons Comics Group are proud to present this special anthology, featuring the first chapters of Zipper, Dominatrix, and Gene Simmons House of Horrors, as well as the first chapter of the first ever crossover between Zipper and Dominatrix, The Slave Trade.