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!
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
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
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
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