VANCOUVER (June 15, 2012) – It’s June everyone, which means it’s time for another stroll down the comic book trail courtesy of Arcana Comics.
We are just a few weeks away from our BIGGEST San Diego Comic Con ever, including loads of announcements. We’ll give you a tease of some of those things in just a couple of weeks, but for right now, we’ll just warn you, they’re AWESOME! Arcana Comics is delving into new imprints, a load of new titles, and some partnerships with some pretty spectacular people. You’ll see… just keep on reading these newsletters.
So, let’s take a look at what’s hitting stores this month, what’s available for pre-order now through your local comic book shops, a little more about SDCC, and some other things, shall we?
By the way, did you happen to read Intrinsic issue 1 on Free Comic Book Day? No? Well, in the mix below is a FREE DOWNLOAD for a PDF of Intrinsic Issue 1. If you read it and love it, please ask your store to order copies of issues 2, 3, and 4!
IN STORES NOW
Hitting the shelves this month, if you haven’t seen them, are some great titles! Cindy the Demonhunter pits a tv celebrity against the forces of evil. Curse of the Cortes Stone brings together characters in the War of the Independents in a one-shot adventure, featuring Arcana’s Shadowflame. We also have The Fix, War’s Chosen, and another chance to get your hands on Paradox. If you missed any of them in stores, click on the links to get a preview of them on the Arcana Web site!
CINDY THE DEMON HUNTER – http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=287
CURSE OF THE CORTES STONE – http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=429
THE ELIXIR – http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=441
WAR’S CHOSEN – http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=446
PRE-ORDERS FROM JUNE’S DIAMOND PREVIEWS
Books to be released in August 2012.
DIAMOND CODE: JUN12 0788 / ISBN: 978-1-927424-84-1
ARCANA TITLE LINK: http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=487
A princess struggles to save her Kingdom from an ever-lasting winter. Will a stranger save the Kingdom or destroy it? The Ancient Oak is an all ages fable that teaches the importance of doing the right thing.
GORDON THE GIRAFFE
DIAMOND CODE: JUN12 0789 / ISBN: 9781927424537
ARCANA TITLE LINK: http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=493
Gordon lives with his mother in the hidden kingdom of Ugladunga. Every day, the adult giraffes gather on the other side of the waterfall, but the kids meet to play the game Mulunga Doo in pairs: one boy and one girl. When Gordon is asked to play the game by Gary, the other young giraffes laugh at them and ask Gordon if he is a girl. Hurt, Gordon flees to his mother who tells him that he must follow his heart. The next day, the boy giraffes plan to teach Gordon a lesson, but their plan backfires, and Gordon must save them from plummeting down the waterfall. In the end, Gordon teaches the other boy giraffes that they should love everyone–even those who are different from themselves.
DIAMOND CODE: JUN12 0790 / ISBN: 9781926914022
ARCANA TITLE LINK: http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=329
A new virus has been introduced and it is now up to Captain Pixel, a polar bear and the mysterious wizard, Adobus, to stop this rapidly growing plague..
DIAMOND CODE: JUN12 0791
DOWNLOAD FCBD ISSUE 1 FOR FREE!!!
While the Intrinsic train for the fight to come, the hordes of Apollyon navigate the underworld with their guide, Xur Xet Tsej– a man with his own reasons to want Ishmael Stone dead. A showdown approaches… and the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
DIAMOND CODE: MAY12 0836
DOWNLOAD FCBD ISSUE 1 FOR FREE!!!
(W) Sean Patrick O’Reilly, Erik Hendrix, & Casey Jones (A/CA) Allan Otero The Intrinsic face an army of demons to protect their newest charges — Tori and Alex — who have no idea what they’ve fallen into. In order to survive what’s to come, they must learn (and quickly) what the forces of darkness have in mind — and the mysterious man in hell who’s just sworn to serve them. (STK467850) 22pgs, FC $1.95
ARCANA PRIMER GRAPHIC NOVELS
This month, we take a look at some other books from the Arcana library you may have missed! All of these books are still available for your local comic book store to order.
ALL FALL DOWN
DIAMOND CODE: AUG110793 / ISBN: 9781926914237
ARCANA TITLE LINK: http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=314
13 year old Sophie Mitchell just accidentally stole every superpower known to man. She can’t turn them off or give them back. As she becomes Siphon, the world’s last superhero, the people she stole her powers from learn to live without them– or die trying.
EVERY WAKING MOMENT
DIAMOND CODE: SEP108036 / ISBN: 9781926914244
ARCANA TITLE LINK: http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=303
What would you do if you never had to sleep again? That’s the question mankind must answer when visionary billionaire Grant Auden develops an eye-opening new medical procedure, The Wake-Up Call, which forever eliminates the need for sleep. Reporter Emma Troy discovers an unexpected and alarming side effect. If you don’t sleep, you don’t dream. And those lost dreams will literally come true as they erupt into the waking world, causing chaos beyond belief. In a fast paced world that is racing into the future, how long before sleep is considered unnecessary?.
As promised… At SDCC this year, we’re going to have some great exclusives in limited quantities, so be sure to head to our booth, 2415, to find out what we have! In the next week or so, all of the Exclusives should be listed on the SDCC web site as well, so you can check there. It’s going to be a good year!
Around 50 creators from Arcana are making the trip to San Diego this year and will be appearing from Wednesday night through Sunday afternoon to meet fans, sign autographs, and show off their books. Be sure to show them some love by showing up! The official signing schedule will be sent out soon, too!
Arcana Comics will also be debuting dozens of titles still months away from official release. Come to our booth and you’ll get to read full graphic novels before anyone else!
Are you a fan of Arcana Comics on FaceBook? We’re announcing all sorts of cool things there, showing off preview pages from upcoming books well ahead of their official releases, news from creators, and other unique things you won’t find anywhere else. Head to https://www.facebook.com/ArcanaStudios and give us a “Like”, will ya?