London Super Comic Con (LSCC) 2013 This Weekend!

February 19th, 2013

VANCOUVER (Feb 19, 2013) - Are you going to be in London this weekend (Feb 23/24) forLondon Super Comic Con (LSCC) 2013? Well, Arcana Comics will be! Erik Hendrix, the VP of Publishing, will be on hand with a couple of Arcana artists and even a limited Simmons Comics Anthology LSCC Exclusive with a special preview of the Anthology, featuring the first full chapter of Zipper Vs Dominatrix: The Slave Trade.

 

From the LSCC web site, which can be reached HERE. “L.S.C.C. is the UK’s biggest and most exciting comic convention. Our show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, comic related memorabilia, superheroes and graphic novels. Our panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and there are a large amount of comic items on sale from numerous exhibitors as well as publishers of your favourite comic books.”

 

Arcana Comics will be at location D133 during the convention, so be sure to track us down!

 

On hand will be:

  • Erik Hendrix - VP of Publishing for Arcana Comics, and writer of SideShows, The Evil Tree, Deadly Harvest, Champions of the Wild Weird West, Intrinsic, The Book, HeadSmash, & The Steam Engines of Oz.
  • Daniel Thollin - Artist for The Evil Tree, Co-Writer and Co-Artist of 1000 Eyes, and contributor to the popular FUBAR series.
  • Yannis Roumboulias - Artist of Deadly Harvest, Zipper Vs Dominatrix: The Slave Trade (Simmons Comics Anthology), and The Steam Engines of Oz

For more on the LSCC Exclusive Simmons Comics Anthology Preview Book, keep on reading!

 

This preview will be strictly limited to 100 copies and available for £5. Be sure to find the Arcana Comics table, D133, at London Super Comic Con to get a copy of this book!

Writer Erik Hendrix and artist Yannis Roumboulias will be on hand to sign copies of the book!


A Sneak Peek at The Steam Engines of Oz!

February 10th, 2013

VANCOUVER (Feb 11, 2013) - Arcana Comics is debuting The Steam Engines of Oz on Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2013. We’re very excited about this year’s FCBD event and we hope you’ll see why when you see the pages below!

 

To add to the excitement, FCBD is actually just the beginning for The Steam Engines of Oz. In June, we will be releasing The Steam Engines of Oz issue 1, which we think you’ll love as much as we do… Be sure not to let your FCBD experience end with May 4th… Pick up issue 1 in June, Issue 2 in July, Issue 3 in August, and let’s keep the story rolling! If fans enjoy our exploits of Victoria Wright and her group of friends wandering the future of Oz, we’ll keep making them!

 

The Steam Engines of Oz FCBD is still available for retailers to order for their stores, so be sure to ask them about it! Diamond Previews code JAN130018 (FCBD 2013 STEAM ENGINES OF OZ).

 

And now for a look at the artwork from the Steam Engines of Oz! Don’t the pencils alone sell you on the book? Just wait until you see the same pages in full, glorious color…

 

 

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
COVER COLORS BY: Chandran
INTERIOR ART BY: Yannis Roumboulias
AVAILABLE: FCBD 2013
DIAMOND CODE: 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!

FCBD 2013′s The Steam Engines of Oz

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
COVER COLORS BY: Chandran
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!

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
DIAMOND CODE: DEC12 0812
PRICE: $19.95
ARCANA TITLE PAGE: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=553
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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Happy Holidays from the Arcana Comics Crew!

December 21st, 2012

VANCOUVER (December 21, 2012) – Arcana Comics wants to wish you Happy Holidays and a prosperous new year!  Celebrate the holidays with all of our amazing creations and characters… Don’t forget, you can get 25% off of all titles at our Arcana Store through January 31st by using code “ARCANAWINTER” at checkout! 

 

ComicMonsters.com nominates The Evil Tree for Best OGN of 2012

December 20th, 2012


VANCOUVER (December 19, 2012)
 - Arcana Comics is proud to announce that The Evil Tree, a recent horror release, has been nominated for Best Original Graphic Novel (OGN) by ComicMonsters.com!

The title, written and created by Erik Hendrix with art from Daniel Thollin and colors from Anna Sällström, has received rave reviews since its debut atSDCC 2012, and this nomination is amazing news.

Since The Evil Tree has been nominated, fans can vote ONCE for the title by heading over to the Comic Monsters web site, registering, and clickingThe Evil Tree radio button in the Best OGN of 2012 Category and then click “Vote”. It’s that simple! Voting closes on December 30th.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO COMICMONSTERS.COM

If you haven’t read the title yet, worry not, Arcana Comics and the creators have made available the first chapter for download FREE using the below links.

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CHAPTER ONE – HIGH RES

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CHAPTER ONE – LOW RES

 

In addition, if you decide to pick up a copy of The Evil Tree in print, you can get it directly from theArcana Store for 25% off by using code “ARCANAWINTER” at checkout through January 31st! Enjoy!

 

TITLE: The Evil Tree DIAMOND CODE: JUL12 0743 ISBN: 978-1-926914-52-7 PRICE: $14.95 GENRE: Horror ARCANA TITLE PAGE: http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=437 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.

 

 

REVIEWS AND QUOTES

 

“The story is classic horror movie in graphic novel form, the way it should be done. Really creepy, moody and occasionally gut-wrenching horrific it does remind you of all the good stuff in Evil Dead movies – indeed the book could be a companion piece to the Evil Dead series. But there are somber moments too and chills that creep under you skin… Surprisingly the more tender moments, and the character interactions aren’t an afterthought. Relations and emotions are handled with equal aplomb and makes this book a must read and already a personal favorite of mine.” – Peter Bergting (The Portent, Crysis, Dark Sun, Strange Girl)

 

“A ghost story that will make your blood run cold.” — ComicMonsters.com -http://www.comicmonsters.com/reviews-314-The_Evil_Tree_GN.html

 

“Hendrix and Thollin sold me. Their tale of a young couple inadvertently awakening Something Very Evil may not be innovative, but I have a soft spot for classic tropes done well, and Mr. Hendrix rang enough changes on the formula that I was never bored. As a haunted house story, The Evil Tree is genuinely haunting… even scary… I was especially impressed with Mr. Thollin’s ability to craft and stage comics layouts that were actually frightening and surprising… In a way it’s almost more immersive– the jagged, simple style of the art helps put across the emotional part of the story. And when the art is that well-suited to the story, that’s my definition of good.” – Greg Hatcher, Comic Book Resources.com - http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2012/06/03/weekend-with-the-review-pile/

 

“The Evil Tree is exactly what a classic ghost story should be, Hendrix and Thollin capture all the elements of the genre with stunning execution. This is a perfect Halloween tale that’s bound to send shivers down your spine.” – Lonnie Nadler, Bloody-Disgusting.com - http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3146805/preview-arcana-set-to-release-the-evil-tree-in-time-for-halloween/

 

“If THE EVIL DEAD was a ghost story told as a beautifully illustrated graphic novel, it would be THE EVIL TREE. If you’re a fan of horror comics, you owe it to yourself to check out this book!” – Dirk Manning (writer of NIGHTMARE WORLD and TALES OF MR. RHEE)

 

“A stark, powerful ghost story told with real verve and conviction.” – Mike Carey (UNWRITTEN, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW)

 

“Horror comics are hard to pull off… A lot of them just aren’t scary. The Evil Tree, though, works because it’s more about getting invested in the stakes. Erik Hendrix invests a lot of time in making these characters distinct and grounded: these are all people you believe are friends through work, pitching in to help out, making fun of each other, in close relationships… It’s a great horror book… and worth checking out.” – Dan Seitz – GammaSquad.com – http://gammasquad.uproxx.com/2012/06/the-comic-you-need-to-read-this-week-the-evil-tree-1

 

“The Evil Tree stands shoulder to shoulder with the best out there. This is a comic about a group of friends surrounded by a living ghost story and it will scare the hell out of you.” – Geeks of Doom -http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2012/10/15/comic-review-the-evil-tree/

 

“If you, like me, are a fan of horror movies, but horror comic books have left you wanting, The Evil Tree is the perfect remedy.” – Word of the Nerd -http://www.wordofthenerdonline.com/sneak-peek-the-evil-tree-from-arcana/

 

“Arcana’s tribute to the moodier slasher movies works because of a mixture of good writing that lets us get to know the characters before they start getting picked off and unique art by Daniel Thollin that can swing between the conventional and the disturbing in a heartbeat. It’s a fairly conventional haunted house story, but a very well told one, nonetheless.” – Dan Seitz – GammaSquad.com - http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2012/10/five-recent-and-great-horror-comics-for-halloween/

Arcana Comics Announces FCBD 2013′s Steam Engines of Oz

December 14th, 2012

VANCOUVER (December 14, 2012) - Arcana Comics and Arcana’s SteamPunk Originals is more than a little excited to announce our plans for Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2013! We will be presenting an exclusive preview issue of our upcoming The Steam Engines of Oz, plus plenty of extras exclusive to the FCBD edition. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this special event!

 

 

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 COVER COLORS BY: Chandran INTERIOR ART BY: Yannis Roumboulias AVAILABLE: FCBD 2012 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!

Arcana’s December Newsletter – New Releases, Winter Sale, & Plenty More!

December 10th, 2012

 

VANCOUVER (December 10, 2012) - HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Welcome to another fabulous holidays season and another Arcana newsletter, with plenty of updates and excitement!

 

We’re kicking off a Winter Sale over at our Arcana Store, offering customers 25% off of cover prices for all of our titles. Also, check out some of our exciting new releases, which you may have missed in recent months!

 

Finally, if you’ve ever wanted to look into the mind of a comic book creator and a publisher, you can listen to an interesting podcast interview between the VP of Operations of Arcana, Mark Poulton, who runs the “Talking About Our Issues” podcast with the VP of Publishing of Arcana, Erik Hendrix.

 

 

 

WINTER SALE!

 

Arcana Comics is offering 25% off of their entire store from now through January 31, 2013! Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on the latest Arcana releases and, perhaps, give some books a try you may have missed along the way!

 

To enjoy the sale, head over to http://arcana.com/store.php, and start shopping! When you check-out, enter in code “ARCANAWINTER” to get 25% off of your entire order.  There’s no limit to the sale, so gobble up on savings!

 

TALKING ABOUT OUR ISSUES PODCAST

 

VP of Operations, Mark Poulton, runs a Podcast called “Talking About Our Issues”, which takes a weekly look at the comic book industry and has some great interviews! In the latest installment, he sat down with VP of Publishing, Erik Hendrix, to discuss Arcana Comics, both of their histories in comic books, the comic book industry as a whole, the creative process, advice to creators, and plenty of other antics. You can listen to the first part of the interview using the below link, and the second part is coming soon!

 

TALKING ABOUT OUR ISSUES - Erik Hendrix Part 1

 

 

RECENT & UPCOMING RELEASES!

 

We’ve had an extremely busy year at Arcana Comics… The busiest ever! As such, there have been a number of releases in recent months you may have missed out on! With the sale going on now, and the number of exciting titles, we thought we’d throw some information out there for some of them. If some look interesting, pick them up for 25% off by using code ARCANAWINTER at checkout! Enjoy!

 

Keep in mind, too, that all of these titles are available for your local comic book shops to order, and you can read previews of every book on the Arcana web site (links provided, too!)…

 

TITLE: Simmons Comics Anthology Vol. 1
DIAMOND CODE: DEC12 0812
ISBN: 978-1-77135-066-2
PRICE: $19.95
GENRE: Superhero / Horror
ARCANA TITLE PAGE: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=553
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.

 

TITLE: Clay County
DIAMOND CODE: DEC12 0814
ISBN: 978-1-926914-79-4
PRICE: $14.95
GENRE: Sci-Fi / Comedy
ARCANA TITLE PAGE: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=439

DESCRIPTION: The Earth is ruled by ruthless alien invaders who came to our planet seeking a mysterious power source known only as Sf-92.  Now, one year later, the merciless aliens have crushed the planet’s armed forces and annihilated all freedom fighters. All but one: SGT 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, redneck slice of the deep south that is completely unaware–or too drunk to care–of humanity’s subjugation by an alien army. Together with the unlikely allies of Clay County citizens Blake, Vern, Hot Dog and Root, Coleman sets out to find Sf-92 before the Earth’s otherworldly overlords, save mankind, and drink a few cold ones along the way.

 

TITLE: Swerve
DIAMOND CODE: DEC12 0813
ISBN: 978-1-927424-94-0
PRICE: $19.95
GENRE: Sci-Fi / Comedy
ARCANA TITLE PAGE: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=492
DESCRIPTION: San Antonio, 1976: Eric Layton, desperate for cash, left college behind to dive into the world of pro-wrestling. From there, it was an easy slide into the underbelly of the “rasslin’” biz, where the box office and concession stand make for an easy way to launder drug money. 
Eric wanted out, but he had seen and done too much. They would never let him walk away, so he went into business for himself, hoping to make enough quick cash to sneak away and buy a new identity. When Eric is pinched by the police and forced to flip on his boys, he is stuck between the cops and the crooks – and the idea that he will escape with his life is looking less realistic than a pro-wrestling match.
 

TITLE: Pixies
DIAMOND CODE: JUL12 0745
ISBN: 978-1-897548-49-3
PRICE: $19.95
GENRE: All Ages / Fantasy
ARCANA TITLE PAGE: http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=374
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: The Evil Tree
DIAMOND CODE: JUL12 0743
ISBN: 978-1-926914-52-7
PRICE: $14.95
GENRE: Horror
ARCANA TITLE PAGE: http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=437
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.

 

TITLE: Champions of the Wild Weird West
DIAMOND CODE: AUG12 0782
ISBN: 978-1-926914-54-1
PRICE: $14.95
GENRE: Supernatural Western
ARCANA TITLE PAGE: http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=397
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.

 

TITLE: Creepsville
DIAMOND CODE: AUG12 0783
ISBN: 978-1-897548-52-3
PRICE: $14.95
GENRE: Comedy
ARCANA TITLE PAGE: http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=333
DESCRIPTION: A 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.

 

TITLE: Becoming
DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0777
ISBN: 978-1-926914-65-7
PRICE: $14.95
GENRE: Horror/Thriller
ARCANA TITLE PAGE: http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=449
YOUTUBE TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dECWCxWcd54
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.

 

TITLE: Deadly Harvest
DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0778
ISBN: 978-1-926914-53-4
PRICE: $14.95
GENRE: Science Fiction
ARCANA TITLE PAGE: http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=455
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. It’s Deadliest Catch meets Armageddon and Aliens in a dystopian future.

 

TITLE: Intrinsic Graphic Novel
DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0779
ISBN: 978-1-927424-62-9
PRICE: $14.95
GENRE: Superhero / Acti
ARCANA TITLE PAGE: http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=466
DESCRIPTION: Horrors from different worlds have 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.

 

TITLE: Inventor Graphic Novel
DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0780
ISBN: 978-1-77135-015-0
PRICE: $18.95
GENRE: Historical Fiction
ARCANA TITLE PAGE: http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=496
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.

 

TITLE: John Henry: The Steam Age Graphic Novel
DIAMOND CODE: SEP12 0781
ISBN: 978-1-92742-464-3
PRICE: $14.95
GENRE: SteamPunk / Science Fiction
ARCANA TITLE PAGE: http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=471
DESCRIPTION: 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.

 

TITLE: The Book Graphic Novel
DIAMOND CODE: OCT12 0751
ISBN: 978-1-926914-68-8
PRICE: $14.95
GENRE: Horror
ARCANA TITLE PAGE: http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=457
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.

 

TITLE: FLEE Graphic Novel
DIAMOND CODE: NOV12 0857
ISBN: 978-1-927424-74-2
PRICE: $14.95
GENRE: Science Fiction
ARCANA TITLE PAGE: http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=489
DESCRIPTION: Rigby Pinkerton was your average bug exterminator stuck in a dead end job and living with his plastic surgery addicted mom. 
When suddenly two warring alien races crash land in his backyard and a new sexy neighbor moves in next door, Rigby has no other choice but to step up and be the hero he never knew he was. With the help of a lone alien warrior and his wisecracking robot, Rigby will be the only one to save three worlds from galactic doom… whether he knows it or not. Get ready for an Alien invasion unlike anything you’ve expected. Prepare to FLEE.

 

TITLE: Spirit Window Graphic Novel
DIAMOND CODE: NOV12 0858
ISBN: 978-1-927424-75-9
PRICE: $9.95
GENRE: Mystery / Horror
ARCANA TITLE PAGE: http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=491
YOUTUBE TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQX4PrjSSZk
DESCRIPTION: In post-Katrina New Orleans, everything seems to be getting back on track. For former Detective Jake Rubio, the tragedy brought a new career as a shoe shiner on Bourbon Street and a prosthetic hand, replacing the limb lost in the anarchy of Katrina. One thing that hasn’t changed are Jake’s memories of an unsolved murder. When a larger mystery surfaces tied to the death of a local fortune teller, Jake will need the help of an age old inter-dimensional hitman service well known to locals, the Spirit Window. Who better to track down the person responsible than the spirit of the victim herself?

 

TITLE: The Family
DIAMOND CODE: DEC12 0815
ISBN: 978-1-927424-56-8
PRICE: $14.95
GENRE: Crime / Action
ARCANA TITLE PAGE: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=485

DESCRIPTION: Seven years after leaving behind a sterling career as a hit man, a cold-blooded killer loses everything.  Now, his thirst for revenge will take him on a path through everyone he’s ever worked with. He will find who’s responsible. Whether or not he survives remains to be seen.

 

Simmons Comics Anthology Coming this February!

November 27th, 2012

VANCOUVER (Nov 27, 2012)Arcana Comics and Simmons Comics Group are proud to announce that Simmons Comics Anthology Vol 1 is coming in February, 2013! It is available for pre-order NOW through your favorite comic shops and online retailers (Diamond Code: DEC12 0812 / ISBN: 978-1-77135-066-2)

 

Simmons Comics Group made a triumphant return to insane crowds at San Diego Comic Con 2012 with people clamoring to get a copy of the SDCC Exclusive Simmons Comics Anthology. Well, for those who couldn’t make it to the convention or missed out due to crowds, here’s your chance to catch up!

 

Leading up to San Diego Comic Con, Gene Simmons explained his plans for ZipperTM, DominatrixTM, and Gene Simmons House of HorrorsTM, “We intend on using the finest artists and writers in the comic book medium,” and added, “This is just the beginning… As a lifelong fan boy, I’ve been madly in love with the medium ever since I was in my early teens and have continued to ravenously devour comics through the decades. Along the way, I created our three comics – ZipperTM, DominatrixTM and Gene Simmons House of HorrorsTM.”

 

Simmons Comics Anthology Volume 1 features the first chapter of ZipperTM, DominatrixTM, and Gene Simmons House of HorrorsTM, PLUS the first chapter of the all new crossover event, Zipper Versus Dominatrix: The Slave Trade, written by Erik Hendrix (The Evil Tree, The Book, Deadly Harvest) with art from Yannis Roumboulias (Deadly Harvest). Gene describes “ZipperTM is an alien among us. DominatrixTM deals pleasure and pain, CIA meet T & A. Gene Simmons House of HorrorsTM consists of stories by some of the best talents in comics today.”

 

Simmons Comics Anthology will be released quarterly through 2013 with Volume 2 coming in May 2013, Volume 3 in August 2013, and Volume 4 in November 2014.

 

TITLE: Simmons Comics Anthology Vol. 1
CREATED BY: Gene Simmons
EDITED BY: Erik Hendrix
COVER BY: Yannis Roumboulias
ISBN: 978-1-77135-066-2
DIAMOND CODE: DEC12 0812
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. 

Spirit Window – Murder & Mystery Post-Katrina

November 12th, 2012

VANCOUVER (Nov 12, 2012) – This month, Spirit Window is available for pre-order through Diamond Previews for a January 2013 Release! In advance of that, we’re giving you a sneak peek at the book and a look at trailer, too!

 

Creator Devin Hylton describes Spirit Window as a book “about the dead who may have died before their time, and the notion of having their Spirit around to guide, lead and maybe bring justice to those… We all listen to the news, read newspapers or watch true crime shows, and sometimes, life truly isn’t fair.”

 

You can watch a trailer for the book by CLICKING HERE, and below is some ordering information on Spirit Window, as well as some preview pages from the project.

 

 

 

TITLE: Spirit Window
WRITERS: Devin Hylton & Chris Campanozzi

ARTIST: Monty Borror
ARTIST (Cover): Nimrod Resheof
ORDERING INFO: Diamond Previews NOV12 0858 / January Release
ISBN: 978-1-927424-75-9
PRICE: $9.95
GENRE: Supernatural / Crime / Mystery
ARCANA LINK: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=491
YOUTUBE TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQX4PrjSSZk&feature=youtu.be
DESCRIPTION: In post-Katrina New Orleans, everything seems to be getting back on track. For former Detective Jake Rubio, the tragedy brought a new career as a shoe shiner on Bourbon Street and a prosthetic hand, replacing the limb lost in the anarchy of Katrina. One thing that hasn’t changed are Jake’s memories of an unsolved murder. When a larger mystery surfaces tied to the death of a local fortune teller, Jake will need the help of an age old inter-dimensional hitman service well known to locals, the Spirit Window. Who better to track down the person responsible than the spirit of the victim herself?