ARCANA: April Newsletter ~ New PreOrders, Releases, & Events!

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April Newsletter ~ New PreOrders, Releases, & Events!

 

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/TheSteamEnginesOfOz_Issue03_FrontCover.jpgVANCOUVER (April 22, 2013) - 
Arcana Comics is counting down the days until FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2013, where we will debut The Steam Engines of Oz, a gorgeous re-imagining of the world of Oz, set 100 years after the events from The Wizard of Oz, a story we all love and cherish. That’s not all that we’re up to, however, so keep on reading and learn all about what Arcana is up to… New Releases, Pre-Orders, and Events!

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/OzLogo_3.jpgTHE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ:

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY & BEYOND

The Steam Engines of Oz is just TWELVE days from hitting the shelves on Free Comic Book Day. We have received a LOT of attention for the book, and the following issues If you havent seen the preview pages, if you havent seen the solicits, you need to! This is an epic re-imagining of the World of Oz set 100 years after the events in the Wizard of Oz, and everything has changed. Chapter 1 debuts on FCBD, and Issue 1 debuts in June. Its not too late to pre-order the title! Head to your local comic shop, call, email, or send smoke signals, but please make sure they carry the book! Also, we JUST received the solicit information for Issue 2, which hits stands in July. Things are heating up!

 

THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ FCBD Debuts Saturday, May 4th on FCBD.

THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 01 Continuing where the FCBD edition leaves off. DIAMOND PREVIEWS ORDER CODE APR13 0795! Releasing June 2013.

THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 02 Find out what happened to the Munchkins who lived in the Emerald City after the Wizard of Oz. These guys aint from the Lillipop Guild! DIAMOND PREVIEWS ORDER CODE MAY13 0797.  Releasing July 2013.

         THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 03 The epic finale to the first Steam Engines of Oz arc. Find out what happened to the Scarecrow, and see the showdown between the Tin Man and his forces against Munchkins and Lions and Victoria, oh my! Releasing August 2013.

 

If you missed the preview pages of The Steam Engines of Oz we sent out previously, they can be seen at this link.

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY EVENTS

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/TheSteamEnginesOfOz_FCBD.jpgDid you think we were only releasing a book on Free Comic Book Day? Oh no, Arcana Comics is doing more than that to celebrate the Steam Engines of Oz! See below for some of the events happening around the country on Saturday, May 4th!

 

 

Galaxy of Comics in Van Nuys, CA (17306 Saticoy St). Sean O’Reilly, co-created of The Steam Engines of Oz and Chris ‘Doc’ Wyatt will be appearing, AND we are very excited to announce that members of The League of S.T.E.A.M. will also be joining Arcana from 12-2!

         So Cal Comics (8280 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #124, San Diego). Erik Hendrix will be doing a signing at So Cal Comics from 10-5! Pick up a signed copy of The Steam Engines of Oz while supply last from the co-creator and writer!

         Metropolis Comics and Toys in Bunaby, BC Canada. We have Artist Ana Svarc doing signings and Sketches from noon until 4! Be sure to come down and grab your free preview copy of “The Steam Engines of Oz”. And to help promote “The Steam Engines of Oz” There will be a prize for best Steampunk costume!

The Comic Book Shoppe 1 & The Comic Book Shoppe 2 in Ottowa and Nepean, Ontario. Members from Steampunk Canada and Steampunk Ottawa will be doing a meet and greet and handing out copies of Steam Engines of Oz for Free Comic Book Day!

 

NEW RELEASES APRIL AND MAY 2013

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/SimmonsComicsAnthologyVol2_FrontCover_SM.jpgBelow are some of our new releases, released and releasing in April and May 2013!

         BREATHER FEB13 0718 Created by award-winning writer and artist, Graeme Base!

         THE BLACK LIST FEB13 0719

         ZOO DOT COM FEB13 0720

10TH MUSE VOLUME 1 THE IMAGE YEARS I MAR13 0797 Collecting the early Image issues of the 10thMuse for the First Time in one place!

SIMMONS COMICS ANTHOLOGY VOL 2 MAR13 0798 Collects Zipper, Dominatrix, and Gene Simmons House of Horrors Issue 2, PLUS Part 2 of the All New Zipper Vs Dominatrix: The Slave Trade.

PUNCH DRUNK MAR13 0799

THE DOMAIN MAR13 0800

PRE-ORDERS APRIL AND MAY 2013

Below are some of our upcoming books You definitely DO NOT want to miss these!

         http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/DaysEnoxRev_cvr.jpgDAYS MISSING VOL 3: ENOX FEATURED TITLE!

o   DIAMOND CODE: JAN13 0836 (JULY RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $24.95

o   WRITTEN BY: Phil Hester

o   ART BY: Felipe Watanabe

o   COVER BY: Dale Keown

o   DESCRIPTION: Roddenberry Entertainment and Arcana proudly presents the earth-shattering finale to the DAYS MISSING saga! Days Missing: Enox concludes the saga of The Steward, a mysterious being whose ability to fold days of time has resulted in critical human events being absent from our historical record. Their existence is not remembered but the occurrences of these days have forever changed the course of our evolution.

o   NOTE: DAYS MISSING VOL 1 & 2 ARE Available for Pre-Order through Archaia Comics!

DAYS MISSING VOL 1 DIAMOND CODE MAY13 0804

DAYS MISSING VOL 2: KESTUS DIAMOND CODE MAY13 0805

WORTH FEATURED TITLE!

o   http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/WORTH_cover_rough_v02_fi.jpgDIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0796(JULY RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $24.95

o   WRITTEN BY: Aubrey Sitterson

o   ART BY: Chris Moreno

o   DESCRIPTION: A has-been super-human, whose ability has been rendered obsolete by the evolution of human society, finds redemption and self-worth while attempting to explore the circumstances of what happens when a superhero can no longer be super.

HEADSMASH FEATURED TITLE!

o   DIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0795 (JULY RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $19.95

o   http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/HeadSmash_FrontCover_Final.jpgCREATED BY: VLAD YUDIN

o WRITTEN BY: Erik Hendrix

o   ART BY: Dwayne Harris

o   COVER ART BY: Tim Bradstreet

o   DESCRIPTION: In the lurid city of Ares, Smash is a trusted officer of the Horde, a brutal syndicate.  As an angry orphan, he was hand-selected by Maurice, the Horde’s capo, to be groomed for leadership. After being sent on a mission to claim a powerful serum, Smash is left for dead and his girlfriend and unborn baby are taken by the very group that he swore allegiance to.  He returns, armed with a serum that gives superhuman strength, and vows that he won’t rest until his family is safe and revenge is taken upon those who betrayed him.

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/TheSteamEnginesOfOz_Issue01Cover.jpgTHE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ #1 FEATURED TITLE!

o   DIAMOND CODE: APR13 0795 (JUNE RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $3.99

o   STORY BY: Sean Patrick OReilly & Erik Hendrix

o   WRITTEN BY: Erik Hendrix

o   ART BY: Yannis Roumboulias

o   DESCRIPTION: Straight from the pages of our FCBD Preview, The Steam Engines of Oz has arrived! Find out how the Emerald City has transformed in the last 100 years as Victoria Wright and her friends plot their escape only to fall into the clutches of a terrifying threat. This re-imagining of Oz through a SteamPunk lens is a must read for fans of Oz, SteamPunk, an exciting story, and fantastic art.

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/TheSteamEnginesOfOz_Issue02_FrontCover.jpgTHE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ #2 FEATURED TITLE!

o   DIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0797 (JULY RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $3.99

o   STORY BY: Sean Patrick OReilly & Erik Hendrix

o   WRITTEN BY: Erik Hendrix

o   ART BY: Yannis Roumboulias

o   DESCRIPTION: Victoria and her friends have faced The Emerald City under the rulership of the Tin Man, the descendants of the Cowardly Lion, but how will they handle a group of very short, and very unruly Munchkins? Hidden in the forests for decades, can Victoria enlist their help, and what secrets hide within their village? Dont miss the latest chapter in this colorful interpretation of Oz through a SteamPunk lens.

http://www.carpetbombcomics.com/images/ButcherStreet_FrontCover.jpgBUTCHER STREET

o   DIAMOND CODE: APR13 0796 (JUNE RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $19.95

o   WRITTEN BY: Justin Robinson

o   ART BY: Steve Wands

o   COVER ART BY: Ben Templesmith

o   DESCRIPTION: Michael Rose has awakened in a strange place: a city block from which there is no escape, watched over by a monstrous guardian.  Every one of the other denizens carries with them some secret pain, but are they wardens or fellow prisoners?  While Michael hunts for escape from Butcher Street, he learns that the only way out is in.

HERO HAPPY HOUR (VOLUME 1)

o   DIAMOND CODE: APR13 0797 (JUNE RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $19.95

o   DESCRIPTION: Imagine pulling up a stool to the bar and sipping a frosty pint of your favorite beer as you listen to the conversations of the “regulars” that frequent the neighborhood tavern. The Hideout Bar & Grill caters to the super heroes of First City. And, it servers as more than just a place to wash away the troubles of serving and protecting society as crime-fighting crusaders. For the regular heroes, it is “a place where everyone knows your name,” secret identity or not.

KOZMIK

o   DIAMOND CODE: APR13 0798 (JUNE RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $14.95

o   DESCRIPTION: ZAK TYLER, the hero of our story, finds a powerful, yet, kid-sized ALIEN SUPERSUIT controlled by A.I. TECHNOLOGY in his closet. Zaks first notion is to live out his fantasy of being a SUPERHERO, and when a dark alien overlord aptly named LORD DREADNITE comes looking for his stolen technology, Zak learns just what it takes to be a real hero as he must fight for the survival of his family…and the entire earth!

GARBAGE DAY

o   DIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0798 (JULY RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $9.95

o   DESCRIPTION: Every week, millions take out their trash on Garbage Day, but thanks to a new memory tool called the Cartisan Device, people can erase a single day from their lives and consciousness as if it had never occurred. For down on his luck former Parole Officer Seth Mason, every day is one he would like to forget. He lost his job, his wife, and filed for bankruptcy. Everything changes when Seth is offered a job by The Barker to kill a local Detective Seth has some history with. Seth follows through, but guilt drives him to take out his Cartisan Device and throw away the day for good. When an error message shows up on the machine, Seth is on a race against time to forget the worst day of his life and untangle conflicts between memories and reality before its too late!

MIDNIGHT TO DAYLIGHT

o   DIAMOND CODE: MAY13 0799 (JULY RELEASE)

o   PRICE: $19.95

o   DESCRIPTION: No army has ever marched into battle thinking they were the bad guys. And it’s up to the reader to decide who is the hero… and who is the villain?

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