October Newsletter

 

VANCOUVER (October 30, 2012) -  Happy Halloween everyone! Welcome to another month of the Arcana newsletter! This month, we’re going to delve into the dark realm of horror, talk about some new books, and also talk about an exciting contest going on right now! Also, if you’re curious what the image is to the left here… keep on reading!Be sure to look down in our new and upcoming releases section for special links to download the first chapter of some books FREE! 

 

Arcana’s 13 Days of TERROR on ComiXology

First off, from October 19th through October 31st, we’re celebrating Halloween with ComiXology by bringing you Arcana’s 13 Days of TERROR! It’s a celebration of some of the best indie horror around, introducing you to some of our best horror, some previously published, but at a lower price, and others you haven’t seen before! You can head to the link on the main page of ComiXology.com, but you can access it directly by CLICKING HERE.

Below are a few of the FREE books available in the promotion:

1. The Book Issue 1 – CLICK HERE

2. The Evil Tree Issue 1 – CLICK HERE

3. Philosopher Rex Issue 1 – CLICK HERE

Next, let’s talk about the RCB Sketch Challenge!

Arcana Comics is sponsoring the RCB Sketch Challenge, which fans can participate in right now by voting for their favorite interpretation of Kade! The winner will receive free books, a limited edition poster of their artwork, and a $250 prize! Head over to the event by CLICKING HERE and vote for your favorite!

There are some truly talented artists participating, so please show your support!

Arcana’s new releases and upcoming books!

Next, let’s take a look at what’s going on in print… Arcana has a lot of great books hitting the shelves now and coming soon! Below are some of those titles, which can be ordered through your favorite comic book shops, online bookstores, Amazon.com, and through the Arcana Store Online. Read about the books and see what you might like!

TITLE: The Evil Tree
DIAMOND: JUL120743
ISBN: 978-1-926914-52-
ARCANA PAGEhttp://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=437
DOWNLOAD THE FIRST CHAPTER ON COMIXOLOGY FREE
DESCRIPTION: In a colonial village outside of NYC, Misha and her fiance, Daren, seek an escape from the fast pace of the city. As they settle in, Misha becomes withdrawn, suffering from bad dreams and depression. When Daren brings his friends to the house to “shake out the cobwebs,” little does he know he is setting into motion events started hundreds of years ago with the original occupants of the house, the Willam Family. Not only did the ill-fated Willam family die in the house one cold winter, but the house has developed a history of female occupants committing suicide. The friends must solve the mystery of the house before the Willam Family ghosts pick them off one by one.
COMMENTS: ComicMonsters.com calls The Evil Tree “a ghost story that will make your blood run cold,” while Blood-Disgusting.com says it’s “exactly what a classic ghost story should be… Hendrix and Thollin capture all of the elements of the genre with stunning execution. This is a perfect Halloween tale that’s bound to send shivers down your spine.

TITLE: Pixies
DIAMOND: JULY PREVIEWS JUL120745
ISBN: 978-1-926914-52-7 978-1-897548-49-3
ARCANA PAGE: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=374
DOWNLOAD THE FIRST CHAPTER ON COMIXOLOGY FREE
DESCRIPTION: Joe Beck is an auto mechanic with the worst luck in the world. Joe’s been a walking disaster plagued with comedic situations where simply nothing goes right. Since the age of sixteen, Joe’s never won a bet, has been stung more times than George W. has with late night comics and his allergies have introduced him to every hospital employee within a sixty-mile radius. In Annie Hall, Woody Allen divides everyone into the Horrible and the Miserable. Joe unfortunately falls into both categories. He must now defeat the Pixies Curse in order to get back the girl of his dreams.

TITLE: CHAMPIONS OF THE WILD WEIRD WEST
DIAMOND CODE: AUG120782 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-54-1
ARCANA PAGE: 
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=397
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DESCRIPTION: The honor of a samurai, the mysticism of the Native American Culture, and a whole heck of a lot of Old West Action. When a fallen samurai is drawn to the United States to save his wife-to-be and her father, he is drawn into a plot much more complex than a simple rescue. Meeting up with an adventurer, his Indian financial advisor, a mercenary, and a former priest, they set off on a quest to save the West from the strange and unimaginable. Zombie Indians, mystical beings, and mad science are just a few of they must face on their quest to save themselves, those they love, and the whole of the Old West.
COMMENTS: For fans of The Sixth Gun, this Supernatural Western puts a modern spin on the classic western, introducing mythologies from all over the world into the melting pot of the old west.

TITLE: CREEPSVILLE
DIAMOND CODE: AUG120783 / ISBN:
 978-1-89754-852-3
ARCANA PAGE: 
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=333

DESCRIPTIONA group of high school outcasts, each alienated for a different reason, are thrown together as the staff of the school paper, but these kids just happen to live in Creepsville: a small retro-American town where monsters, humans, aliens, superheroes, robots, and mad scientists all live and work together.

COMMENTS: Mix the humor of Futurama with a high school full of creatures, pull out the outcasts from that group, and you have Creepsville. Co-Created by Doc Wyatt, the producer from Napoleon Dynamite (Film and Animated).

DEADLY HARVEST
DIAMOND CODE
: SEP12 0778 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-53-4
ARCANA PAGE:
 http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=455

DOWNLOAD THE FIRST CHAPTER ON COMIXOLOGY FREE
DESCRIPTION: Core mining, the deadliest job in the galaxy, draws only the bravest, or craziest, workers around. Bumping up to asteroids, typically propelling at astronomical speeds towards distant stars, the miners harvest minerals essential to interstellar travel and commerce. Close quarters, dangerous conditions, and less than a half inch of polymer sheath stand between them and swift oblivion. When the Harvest Moon stumbles upon a goldmine dangerously close to a star, the last thing they expect to find is an ancient alien race preparing to hatch an infestation throughout the system. Armed with mining tools and sour attitudes, Captain Cyrus Layne and his crew must survive the horrors of space and an unfamiliar enemy to escape with their lives.
COMMENTS: It’s a sci-fi mixture of Deadliest Catch, Armageddon, and Aliens. Deep space, close quarters, and sour attitudes.

TITLE:INTRINSIC
DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0779 / ISBN: 978-1-927424-62-9
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ARCANA PAGE: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=466
DESCRIPTION: Collecting the four-issue hit mini-series, Intrinsic features horrors from different worlds 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.

COMMENTS: A great introduction to Arcana Comics! Marvel’s Dark Avengers through an indie filter.

TITLE: BECOMING
DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0777 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-65-7
ARCANA PAGEhttp://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=449

YOUTUBE TRAILER: CLICK HERE TO VIEW

DESCRIPTION: At a remote university, an angry young student faces the harsh realization that he has nothing to show for years of study. When he threatens his professor to teach him something real, he is drawn into a horrifying game of life and death. Soon, he will learn that the only rule is pain, and that true knowledge only comes when everything you believe…has burned away. Written by Brooke Burgess — the award-winning creator of Broken Saints — with art by Dane Cypel.

COMMENTS: A psychological thriller from the creator of Broken Saints with dark themes, gorgeous art, and amazing colors.

TITLE: JOHN HENRY: THE STEAM AGE
DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0781 / ISBN: 978-1-927424-64-3
ARCANA PAGEhttp://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=471
DESCRIPTION: Collecting the John Henry: The Steam Age preview book and the digital-exclusive issues 2-4. John Henry, a former slave, wasn’t about to let some new-fangled steam hammer replace his ability to earn an honest wage as a steel driving man. He’d beat that machine, or die with his hammer in his hand. We all know the outcome of that legendary contest. In this alternate history, however, John doesn’t die in his heroic effort, but instead slips into a coma, only to awaken to his worst nightmare. A robotic uprising has occurred, and a new age has dawned – The Steam Age. Now, the only thing that can free the human race from the very machines they’ve created is John and his hammer. “John Henry: The Steam Age” is an exciting re-imagining of American folk hero John Henry in a SteamPunk setting.

COMMENTS: Take the folklore of John Henry and throw him into a SteamPunk Apocalyps, and just imagine the possibilities. This is the first in our line of SteamPunk Originals books, and we’re looking forward to sharing more in the coming months!!!

TITLE: THE INVENTOR
DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0780 / ISBN: 978-1-77135-015-0
ARCANA PAGEhttp://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=496
DOWNLOAD THE FIRST CHAPTER ON COMIXOLOGY FREE

DESCRIPTION: During a time when inventors were known as wizards and corporations considered their kingdoms, emerged an extraordinary league of gentlemen who shaped the modern world with their minds, money, and machines. At the eye of the storm stood Nikola TESLA, a mystic inventor whose genius bordered on insanity as he blurred the lines between magic and science.

COMMENTS: Nikola Tesla is a hero to the SteamPunk community and revered as an inventor. This is his story from his humble beginnings to his amazing inventions, which changed the world.

TITLE: The Book
ISBN: 978-1-926914-68-8
DIAMOND CODE: OCT12 0751
ARCANA PAGE: CLICK HERE
DOWNLOAD THE FIRST CHAPTER ON COMIXOLOGY FREE
DESCRIPTION: En route to Italy, a group of American tourists learn of a series of DIY travel guides, nicknamed “The Book”. These unofficial guides are collected and updated with first-hand experiences by the travelers themselves. Different “Books” scatter the continent, telling of the best lodging, deals, and “off the grid” adventures from sight seeing to local folklore for anyone clever enough to find them. A local cult, practitioners of Sanctus Letum, the Holy Death, disrupts the American’s plans for adventure when they hide pages from the Dark Book, Shaitan, in one of the travel guides. The friends are lead down a path of secret religion, death, resurrection, and demonology.
COMMENTS: It’s Hellraiser meets The DaVinci Code meets Flatliners…

AND, COMING SOON…

TITLE: Simmons Comics Anthology Vol. 1
CREATED BY: Gene Simmons
EDITED BY: Erik Hendrix
COVER BY: Yannis Roumboulias
ISBN: 978-1-77135-066-2

RELEASING: FEBRUARY 2013
ARCANA PAGE: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=514
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.

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