August Newsletter – News, PreOrders, New Releases, and Lucas!

August 17th, 2012

VANCOUVER (August 17, 2012) – Happy August, Arcana friends! There’s a bunch going on this month over in the Arcana camp, so we’re going to jump right in with some information on what we have on the docket to be released in the coming months, some other news, plus a special interview with Lucas creator David Murdoch.

If you didn’t already know from picking up our books, Arcana Comics is dedicated to releasing THE BEST in indie graphic novels, and we’re striving to get better and better every month. Part of that is providing things like extended previews of books for free, expanding our presence in the digital world of ComiXology, iVerse, and Kindle, and putting out some cool and original comics!

After an amazing San Diego Comic Con this year, we’re planning some amazing books… 2013 will see the release of Simmons Comics Anthology, which we’re working on with the one and only Gene Simmons. We’re also working with Roddenberry Entertainment to release the next installment of Days Missing and a new book, Worth! SDCC fans got a sneak peek at both titles in a free exclusive Roddenberry Entertainment and Arcana Comics handed out at the convention. But, there’s more! Keep watching month after month as we release books, preview others, and announce our coming projects.

This month, Diamond Previews has Champions of the Wild Weird West, Creepsville, and John Henry: The Steam Age Preview Book.

AUGUST 2012 PRE-ORDERS
Be sure to click on the links to see extended previews of the books!

CHAMPIONS OF THE WILD WEIRD WEST

DIAMOND CODE: AUG120782 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-54-1
PRICE: $14.95
ARCANA TITLE PAGE:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=397

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.

CREEPSVILLE
DIAMOND CODE: AUG120783 / ISBN:
978-1-89754-852-3
PRICE: $14.95
ARCANA TITLE PAGE:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=333

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.

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).

JOHN HENRY: THE STEAM AGE PREVIEW BOOK
DIAMOND CODE: AUG120784
PRICE: $3.99
ARCANA TITLE PAGE:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=467

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!!!

IN STORES NOW!
Be sure to click on the links to see extended previews of the books!
NOTE: If your store doesn’t have the books, they are still available for order through Diamond, online retailers, or through the Arcana Store.

ABIDING PERDITION GN

DIAMOND CODE: MAY12 0833 / ISBN: 9781897548721
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=229

(W) Nick Schley (A) Pedro Delgado (CA) Pedro Delagado In a barren world where a looming shadow stretches its prevailing grasp, Little Red is a starving humanity’s last hope. Yet will her contempt for the dark forces of this world be the very catalyst to its demise? Follow our young warrior as she traverses a landscape of fabled enemies and new found friends en route to discovering her own redemption at any cost. (STK421703) SC, 143pgs, FC $14.95

EZRA EGYPTIAN EXCHANGE TP

DIAMOND CODE: MAY12 0834 / ISBN: 9781897548653
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=214

(W) Sean O’Reilly (A) Benny Quilatan, Alfonso Ruiz (CA) Greg Horn Ezra has agreed with a renowned crime boss to complete an exchange. She will take, on his behalf, the Sword of Turrin and will exchange it with the Eye of the Serpent. Sounds easy, but the other party is the goddess Nephilia! But before Ezra can even began her quest she is abducted by brigands and is now imprisoned on their ship. Will she survive and how will she complete this quest? (STK416190) (APR100727) SC, 104pgs, FC $14.95

PRAETORIAN GN

DIAMOND CODE: MAY12 0835 / ISBN: 978-1-927424-52-0
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=460
(W) Ryan Foley (A/CA) Robert Gill The island kingdom of Desperian has long been ruled by the dark wizard, Zoranthar, and his ruling class of loyalists. The nobles of the land have long held to an imperative law — blood in the arena keeps blood off the streets — and cadres of gladiators entertain the masses as temples of slaughter. When slavers deliver Valoriss Bladesong into the ranks of the gladiators, her path will bring her to the doorstep of Zoranthar and challenge him for the destiny of Desperian. The Praetorian is an action adventure tale of sword and sorcery, honor and courage, good and evil, revenge, and life and death. (STK464797) SC, 132pgs, FC $19.95

ANCIENT OAK

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.


CAPTAIN PIXEL
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..

INTRINSIC #3

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.

INTRINSIC #2

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

COMIXOLOGY

Have you been watching our releases on ComiXology? We’ve started doing weekly releases with ComiXology as a mixture of digital exclusives and digital firsts, meaning ComiXology fans will be getting a first look at a lot of our titles! Want to check some of them out? See below…

THE EVIL TREE (Issue 1 – 6/20/12, Issue 2 – 7/4/12, Issue 3 – 8/1/12, Issue 4 – 9/5/12)
COMIXOLOGY LINK: CLICK HERE
PRICE: $0.99 per issue

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.

QUOTES:
COMICMONSTERS.COM
- “A ghost story that will make your blood run cold.”
MIKE CAREY - “A stark, powerful ghost story told with real verve and conviction.”
BLOODY-DISGUSTING.COM – “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.”
COMICBOOKRESOURCES.COM – “The Evil Tree is genuinely haunting… even scary…”
SEQUENTIALTART.COM – “The Evil Tree will remind you of why you loved the movie The Evil Dead, with significantly less tree rape. More dead kids though.”

PIXIES (Issue 1 – 6/20/12, Issue 2 – 7/4/12, Issue 3 – 8/1/12, Issue 4 – 9/5/12)
COMIXOLOGY LINK: CLICK HERE
PRICE: $1.99 per issue

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.

THE INVENTOR (Issue 1 – 6/20/12, Issue 2 – 6/20/12, Issue 3 – 7/4/12, Issue 4 – 8/1/12, Issue 5 – 9/5/12, Issue 6 – 10/3/12)
COMIXOLOGY LINK:
CLICK HERE
PRICE: $0.99 per issue (ISSUE 1 IS FREE!)
The Inventor is the story of how one man stood against the goliaths of industry and changed the world with nothing but his mind, passion, and vision for a better humanity. At the end of the 19th century, 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. Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, J.P. Morgan, Guglielmo Marconi, Mark Twain, Lord Kelvin, Swami Vivekananda and others stood at the helm of the ship as the perfect storm was approaching. At the eye of the storm stood TESLA, a mystic inventor whose genius bordered insanity as he blurred the lines between magic and science. His ideas and inventions were so progressive that he catalyzed the second industrial revolution giving birth to the Electrical Era. Yet despite his genius, passion and impact on humanity, his on-going battle with Edison allowed others to make great fortunes on his inventions leaving him penniless, alone and forgotten…until now.

DEADLY HARVEST (Issue 1 – 7/18/12, Issue 2 – 8/15/12, Issue 3 – 9/12/12, Issue 4 – 10/10/12)
COMIXOLOGY LINK: CLICK HERE
PRICE: $0.99 per issue

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.

CHAMPIONS OF THE WILD WEIRD WEST (Issue 1 – 7/11/12, Issue 2 – 7/25/12, Issue 3 – 8/8/12, Issue 4 – 9/5/12, Issue 5 – 9/26/12)
COMIXOLOGY LINK:
CLICK HERE
PRICE: $0.99 per issue
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.

JOHN HENRY: THE STEAM AGE (Issue 1 – 7/11/12, Issue 2 – 8/8/12, Issue 3 – 9/5/12, Issue 4 – 10/3/12)
COMIXOLOGY LINK: CLICK HERE
PRICE: $0.99 per issue

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.

INTRINSIC (Issue 1 – 5/5/12, Issue 2 – 7/18/12, Issue 3 – 8/29/12, Issue 4 – 10/3/12)
COMIXOLOGY LINK:
CLICK HERE
PRICE: $0.99 per issue (ISSUE 1 is FREE!!!)
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.

THE BOOK (Issue 1 – 8/15/12, Issue 2 – 9/12/12, Issue 3 – 10/10/12, Issue 4 – 11/7/12)
COMIXOLOGY LINK: CLICK HERE
PRICE: $0.99 per issue

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.

COMING SOON: Becoming, Captain Pixel, ZooDotCom, Flee, The Domain, Swerve, and more!

DAVID MURDOCH – THE INTERVIEW

David Murdoch is an independent, freelance artist and writer, whose work has been produced for venues such as Sideshow Collectibles, Satellite Soda, Ashcan Press, and others. He is the
creator, writer, and illustrator of the graphic novel Lucas, recently released through Arcana Studio. You can read more about Lucas and read an extended preview of the book here – http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=391.

1.) What can you tell us about the Lucas GN? Easiest part about makingit, and hardest part?

I don’t really know that there was an easiest part about it. I guess between the writing and illustration, the writing definitely came a lot easier by comparison. When I finally sat down with this concept and a blank page I just let myself start to explore each step of the story, as an observer in a way. I had these characters and scenarios in my mind, my goal was to try and sort out that mess by writing it down rather than drawing it out, kind of carving it out of my imagination. I enjoyed the process, and allowed myself the same freedom I do when illustrating.

When I’m working on an image, I always have an idea of the finished product when I start but allow a good deal of room for chance, random changes. Intuition. If the idea I started with moves in a different direction and it’s working better than that’s where I’ll go, even if it takes me a thousand miles from where I’d planned on going. Coincidentally, working like this while writing stripped me of that liberty to some degree when I began the illustration.

2.) What comics or characters did you grow up on? Indie Comics or Superhero.

Honestly I grew up on cartoons and movies, back in the days when Saturday mornings meant something special to a child, more than comics. The comics came later. The big draw for me was anything with monsters. Hanna-Barbera spurred my early imagination more than anything else, hands down. The first big push towards the comic shop came from Wes Craven’s Swamp Thing and The Incredible Hulk television series. These were two characters that, for me, represented an embodiment of power that was both essential and terrifying; I could cheer for the monster. But combing through the racks as a kid I didn’t come across anything that really grabbed me the same way. I went in looking for comic books and I’d leave with Fangoria.

3.) Who are your inspirations for writing?

When I’m writing I dig around for a persona, a demeanor. A tone. I don’t know how much sense it makes but I get myself in to the mindset of who I think can best narrate the thoughts or ideas in my head. The inspiration I look for is largely relative to what I’m writing; finding that perspective is key. With Lucas I drew from a fly on the wall. I wanted to tell the story with a mild case of indifference, apathy.

As far as a specific writer that’s inspired me, Chuck Palahniuk. I read his book Lullaby some time ago, sitting fixed behind it with a s***-eating grin, from cover to cover in about three days. Everything seemed to just come off the pages so effortlessly. Poetic almost. Anyways, I poured through his work having never read anything like it. His writing has remained a pretty static inspiration. The effect of it is lasting.

4.) When faced with potential writers block, what cures or remedies do you use?

Noise. Noise, and noise, and more noise. I’ll end up spending too much time staring in to the blank, mumbling to myself, reading what I’ve written over and over in hopes of the right wording somehow finding its way out. Once that brings me to the point that breaking something just seems like the right thing to do, I turn to noise. Music, movies, whatever. All on at once, all too loud. It’s so distracting that I can’t focus on the task at hand and loose my place. Then I get to walk away for a little bit. It’s like hitting the reset button.

5.) Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

I feel like this is the part where I should lean on some relatively inspirational quote that epitomizes what I believe in, at least a general sense. I don’t have one. Do what you do. Find your strengths and understand them. Don’t find a way to cater to what you think any particular niche is asking for, carve your own if you have to. You’re the only one that’s going to fill your shoes. I guess that’s about all I have for that one.

6.) Were there a lot of changes on Lucas from time of inception to finished product?

Yes. The book, as I’d originally planned it, was going to be an art-book of sorts. Various artists doing pin-up style work based on experts from the story. The story itself was lengthier as well. I’d written perspectives, or insights maybe, from Lucas’ point of view that were juxtaposed with the narrative. His origin had been written in as well. It (the project) just didn’t work out. After that I thought maybe I should just trim the story way down and try to submit it for an anthology type format. Again, didn’t happen. After leaving it on the back burner for too long I just said to myself, well, I used the “F” word. Twice I think.

I ended up deciding to tackle the entire book on my own. I’d originally started designing it around a candid aesthetic, something of akin to John Doe’s diaries in SE7EN. It just became too redundant, so I opted for a more “sophisticated” look which again didn’t work out too well. I ended up a little in between the two, leaning towards the latter. I also went back through everything I’d written and thought the best thing to do was just trim down the longer version of the story so that what I’d have is an introduction that would bring Lucas to readers in a way that would hopefully leave them feeling blindsided, wanting more.

7.) Do you have immediate plans to expand the Lucas universe? Introduce more characters?

Absolutely. I have four other stories written, one of which is his origin. Lucas’ inception is my love of horror and disdain for its cliché, and I’ve written out a lot of other characters waiting to be
terrorized by Lucas. So yes, given the chance there’s certainly room for expansion.

8.) Do you have any other projects that you’re tied up in at the moment? If so, are they like Lucas or a different breed altogether?

I do, actually. There’s a fantasy piece I’m working on with another artist that’s nothing like Lucas. An “all-ages” kind of tale but also definitely not anything conventional in its presentation or how it’s been written; very surreal. This one is titled Jet Boy Victory: Rocket Hero.

There’s another story I’ve written, that, I supposed is “like” Lucas as in, it’s a very dark tale. I haven’t titled it but the story is about pain. It’s an introspective commentary. A lot more personal than Lucas. It’s buckling under fears and paranoia with brutal, finite results. This particular project is pretty ambitious.

9.) And finally, is there anything you’d like our readers to know about Lucas?

This is an unconventional graphic novel that’s designed to get in to your head. It’s a good read. It’s straight forward. Pick it up, enjoy it. For every copy of Lucas that’s sold, a devil gets its wings. If anyone wants to follow the book, its reviews, or anything else going on with it (or any other projects) just like my page on Facebook and you’ll get the updates.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/David-Murdoch-Art/136737286467351

June Newsletter – New Releases, June Pre-Orders, SDCC News, & More!

August 17th, 2012

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

THE FIX – http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=192

WAR’S CHOSEN – http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=446

PARADOX – http://www.arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=212

PRE-ORDERS FROM JUNE’S DIAMOND PREVIEWS
Books to be released in August 2012.

ANCIENT OAK

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.


CAPTAIN PIXEL
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..

INTRINSIC #3

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.

INTRINSIC #2

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?.

SDCC 2012

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!

FACEBOOK

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?

Arcana’s May Newsletter

May 10th, 2012
VANCOUVER (May 10, 2012) – Welcome to another month of the Arcana Newsletter!

 

We’re right on the heels of Free Comic Book Day, where we introduced the world to Intrinsic in record numbers for free. Did you get your copy of it on May 5th?

 

If you enjoyed Intrinsic Issue 1, please be sure to pre-order issue 2, in Diamond Previews now. Details of the book are below, but the code, for reference, is MAY120836 in the May Diamond Previews for books releasing this July! Remember, it’s only going to be $1.95 for issue 2 and you can’t beat that. To make things easier, download a handout by CLICKING HERE and take it to your local comic book shop.

 

We would like to thank both retailers for embracing Intrinsic Issue 1 this FCBD and fans for picking up every copy from the shelves, to revel in the amazing artwork and action-packed company-wide crossover. Also, we have to thank the many Arcana creators across the US and Canada who flocked to stores to support their own books and Intrinsic issue 1!

 

In conjunction with Intrinsic, we have also launched a new site – ArcanaVerse.com – where you can read about our large number of characters. The database is growing constantly as we introduce or re-introduce characters to fans. Be sure to head over to the web site, read about your favorite characters, or look through the artwork, both from the books, and from other Arcana artists!

 

 

 

MAY 2012 SOLICITATIONS

Below is further information on what we have on pre-order NOW from April Previews. To see an extended preview of the books, click on the ARCANA TITLE LINK with the book information.

 

MAY 2012 SOLICITATIONS

 

 

ABIDING PERDITION GN

DIAMOND CODE: MAY12 0833 / ISBN: 9781897548721
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=229

(W) Nick Schley (A) Pedro Delgado (CA) Pedro Delagado In a barren world where a looming shadow stretches its prevailing grasp, Little Red is a starving humanity’s last hope. Yet will her contempt for the dark forces of this world be the very catalyst to its demise? Follow our young warrior as she traverses a landscape of fabled enemies and new found friends en route to discovering her own redemption at any cost. (STK421703) SC, 143pgs, FC $14.95

 

 

EZRA EGYPTIAN EXCHANGE TP

DIAMOND CODE: MAY12 0834 / ISBN: 9781897548653
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=214

(W) Sean O’Reilly (A) Benny Quilatan, Alfonso Ruiz (CA) Greg Horn Ezra has agreed with a renowned crime boss to complete an exchange. She will take, on his behalf, the Sword of Turrin and will exchange it with the Eye of the Serpent. Sounds easy, but the other party is the goddess Nephilia! But before Ezra can even began her quest she is abducted by brigands and is now imprisoned on their ship. Will she survive and how will she complete this quest? (STK416190) (APR100727) SC, 104pgs, FC $14.95

 

 

INTRINSIC #2

DIAMOND CODE: MAY12 0836
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/store.php?item=462
(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

 

 

 

PRAETORIAN GN

DIAMOND CODE: MAY12 0835 / ISBN: 978-1-927424-52-0
(W) Ryan Foley (A/CA) Robert Gill The island kingdom of Desperian has long been ruled by the dark wizard, Zoranthar, and his ruling class of loyalists. The nobles of the land have long held to an imperative law — blood in the arena keeps blood off the streets — and cadres of gladiators entertain the masses as temples of slaughter. When slavers deliver Valoriss Bladesong into the ranks of the gladiators, her path will bring her to the doorstep of Zoranthar and challenge him for the destiny of Desperian. The Praetorian is an action adventure tale of sword and sorcery, honor and courage, good and evil, revenge, and life and death. (STK464797) SC, 132pgs, FC $19.95

 

 

ARCANA PRIMER GRAPHIC NOVELS

 

This month, we take a look at some other books from the Arcana library you may have missed!

 

KORD & HARLEY GN
DIAMOND CODE: MAY110816 / ISBN:
978-0-980920-47-5
ARCANA TITLE LINK: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=295

The Catholic church has set up a secret order to deal with demonic activity and demonic possession. Led by Father Merrick, a man with a long secretive past and his ever watchful assistant, Sister Margaret Day. Together, they oversee and advise their unique charges: Kord, an 11th century stone golem that has converted from the Kabbalic teachings to Catholicism and Harley, a teenaged genetic experiment wherein scientists spliced human DNA with that of several reptiles. Harley was discovered in the hills of Argentina by Father Merrick who had been called there to exorcise a demon but inadvertently found the son he never had. The first task set forth for this unlikely duo is to battle the demonic forces of Hell, the Seven Deadly Sins.

 

 

ULTRADUCK GN
DIAMOND CODE: JUL110811 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-11-4
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=402
Carlos, a regular duck living in the great city of Featherbay, just got dumped by his girlfriend, his life as a freelance do-it-all is going nowhere and must make some grown up decisions: to get a real job, get his girl back and stop drinking. That is, until he gets super powers and becomes the only duck in the world who can stop a powerful creature who’s destroying the city on a vengeful rampage, and an evil weapons manufacturing corporation who want his abilities.

 

 

Arcana’s April Newsletter

April 16th, 2012
VANCOUVER (April 16, 2012) – Good morning Arcana Fans and welcome to the April Newsletter! We have a TON going on here at Arcana, so let’s just go ahead and jump in!

 

INTRINSIC

 

First off, Intrinsic is getting HUGE! We’ve had more interest in Intrinsic Issue 1, our Free Comic Book Day issue, this year than any prior FCBD book. What’s special about this year? Well, Intrinsic is actually a four-issue mini-series, kicking off with the FCBD book and continuing with issues 2-4 from July through September.

 

To coincide with Free Comic Book Day, Intrinsic Issue 2 is available in Diamond Previews’ May issue, so be sure to head over to your favorite comic book shop on Free Comic Book Day, pick up a copy of Issue 1 for free, and ask them to order you a copy. To make things a bit easier, download a handout by CLICKING HERE and take it to your local comic book shop. It’s small and in black and white (to save that precious colored ink)… DO NOT MISS Issue 2! At only $1.95, it’s impossible to resist! Just look at the cover to the left here!

 

INTRINSIC ISSUE 2 – MAY DIAMOND PREVIEWS CODE MAY120836.

 

FCBD

 

While we’re on the subject of Free Comic Book Day, we wanted to let you know that we have events going on across the country at various comic book shops. To give you an idea, here’s a sampling of just some of the stores we’re sponsoring.

 

ALABAMA - Capital City Comics is featuring Yin Yang’s Jason Shane Powell
CALIFORNIA - 4 Color Fantasies is featuring Creepsville’s Doc Wyatt, SideShow’s Erik Hendrix, and Space, MN’s Shawn DePasquale AND The Comic Bug is featuring Lethal Instrint’s B. Alex Thompson, The Nether World’s Michael Asadpour, and Kord & Harley’s Matthew Adams.
DELAWARE - Captain Blue Hen Comics and The Comic Book Shop
FLORIDA - Collector’s Comics is featuring Harry Walton: Henchman For Hire’s M. Zachary Sherman
GEORGIA - Criminal Records is featuring Ripped’s Jason Flowers.
ILLINOIS - First Aid Comics and Evil Squirrel Comics
INDIANA - Comic Book University is featuring Dead Cell’s John Barker AND Comic Quest is featuring 51 Delta’s Sean Dulaney.
IOWA - Comic World is featuring Every Waking Moment’s Jeff Dyer
KANSAS - Astrokitty Comics is featyring Spy School and The Killer’s Frank Tra.
MASSACHUSETTS - New England Comics in Brockton is featuring 3 and Dead Men Decimation’s Enrique Savory and GRUNTS and Markus Fang’s Shannon Eric Denton.
MINNESOTA - The Source Comics and Games is featuring SideShows’ Michael David Nelsen and Last Ninja’s Bobby Smith.
MONTANA - Muse Comics is featuring Amnesia’s Dwayne Harris.
NEW HAMPSHIRE - Jetpack Comics is featuring Dandelion’s John Schlim Jr.
NEW JERSEY - All Things Fun is featuring Becoming’s Dane Cypel, Adventureland* is featuring Koni Waves’ and A Cat Named Haiku’s Mark Poulton and Dexter Weeks, AND A&S Comics is featuring Shadowflame and Ripped’s Joe Martino.
NORTH CAROLINA – Acme Comics is featuring The Book’s Amanda Rachels.
PENNSYLVANIA - Bennie’s Comics.
SOUTH CAROLINA – Richard’s Comics and Collectibles is featuring Coin Operated Boy’s Steven Prouse.
TENNESSEE - The Great Escape is featuring Philosipher Rex and Redball 6′s Jason Miller.
TEXAS - DNA Comics and Comic Book Craze is featuring War’s Chosen’s Arthur Bellfield.
UTAH - End Zone Comics is featuring My Best Friend’s a Booger’s Tyler Kirkham.

 

ADVENTURELAND, HAIKU, & CHARITY

 

If you happen to be in the neighborhood of Adventureland in Voorhees Town Center, New Jersey, something special is going on there… To celebrate FCBD, Mark Poulton and Dexter Weeks, the team behind A Cat Named Haiku, are sponsoring a Haiku reading and coloring contest to coincide with the Cat Named Haiku Coloring Book. It’s a charity event and all proceeds are going to the CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) towards their cancer research. Be sure to stop by if you’re in the area!

 

APRIL 2012 SOLICITATIONS

In the meantime, below is further information on what we have on pre-order NOW from April Previews. To see an extended preview of the books, click on the ARCANA TITLE LINK with the book information.

 

APRIL 2012 SOLICITATIONS

 

 

CINDY DEMON HUNTER GN

DIAMOND CODE: APR12 0787 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-58-9
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=287

(W) Mathias Mann (A/CA) Ash Jackson Nick and Seth don’t have much going for them until a mysterious cross, made from human bone, falls into their possession. But when they recognize the cross from the TV show Cindy, the Demon Hunter, all hell breaks loose. The cross makes whoever’s holding it impervious to harm. Seth is shot, beaten, and run over by a bus without getting a scratch but with a horde of vicious demons out for their blood, even the cross may not be enough to save the overmatched high schoolers. They need help. They need a demon hunter. (STK462892) SC, 96pgs, FC SRP: $14.95

 

 

CURSE O/T CORTES STONE #1

DIAMOND CODE: APR12 0788
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=429

(W) Joe Martino, Frank Dirscherl, & Various (A/CA) Roland Bird The Wraith, Shadowflame, and Johnny Saturn spring forth for an adventure only the three of them could possibly dare face! Battling against Aztekoth, The Wraith soon encounters an evil unlike any he has ever faced before — Orcus! An evil so pronounced, so powerful, that the fate of not only the world, but all existence is at stake. Soon joined by his fellow heroes, the trio battle as best they can against a galactic threat that will require the gathering of all Earth’s champions to combat! A War of the Independents crossover. (STK431332) RES. from Previews Vol. XX #11 (NOV100710) 32pgs, FC SRP: $3.95

 

 

THE ELIXIR GN (ARCANA)

DIAMOND CODE: / ISBN: 978-1-926914-89-3
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/store.php?item=441
(W) Jason Chiu (A/CA) Ada Zhu Legend claims that in God’s Shrine rests the Elixir of Eternity, a liquid that grants immortality to whoever drinks it. King Hector is very sick and doesn’t see why he should die, so he offers the hand of his only daughter, Diane, in marriage to anyone who brings him the elixir, an offer of great interest to the ruthless and ambitious “hero” Roland Morgaine. But Roland hasn’t taken into account the plans of Frank Timber and Dwight Theseus, the thief and assassin who intend to become rich men at King Hector’s expense! (STK462893) SC, 64pgs, FC SRP: $9.99

 

 

 

THE FIX GN

DIAMOND CODE: APR12 0790 / ISBN: 978-1-897548-42-4
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=192

(W) Jeff Aden (A/CA) Bryce Lee Victor Campbell, an undercover cop enters an old warehouse to meet with “The Fixer,” the muscle bound vigilante who has been independently and aggressively taking drug dealers off the streets. Victor is shocked by what he sees in the warehouse office, a former fellow SWAT officer, Kent Dawning, who had been assumed dead for over five years. But not only is Kent alive, he is the Fixer! Kent, who looks nothing like his former self, now looking more like a tweaked out drug addict tells the story of how he became The Fixer for the first time and how it has consumed him! (STK462894) MATURE THEMES SC, 80pgs, FC SRP: $14.95

 

 

 

 

WARS CHOSEN GN

DIAMOND CODE: APR12 0791 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-86-2
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=446

(W) Arthur Bellfield (A/CA) J. C. Grande To save the life of his granddaughter, retired superhero James Cummings must face not only the mistakes of his past, bus also a rogue government agency called Black Messiah that’s determined to preserve their own perverted version of the American Dream! A dream that may explain why so many mutilated men, women, and children are turning up on the United States/Mexico border! (STK462895) MATURE THEMES SC, 74pgs, FC SRP: $14.95

 

 
PARADOX GN

DIAMOND CODE: APR12 0792 / ISBN: 978-1-897548-11-0
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=212
(
W) Christos N. Gage (A/CA) Luis Henrique Ribeiro Sean Nault is a homicide detective on an alternate Earth where technology is powered exclusively by magic. Sean investigates a baffling series of murders committed by a means he’s never seen before: the power of science. With the aid of Lenoir, a member of the ridiculed subculture of “pragmatists” who believe science is more than the stuff of myths and children’s stories and the 130 year old sorcerer, Winston Churchill, Sean uncovers an apocalyptic plot that will lead him to another dimension! (STK409018) SC, 96pgs, FC SRP: $14.95

 

 

ARCANA PRIMER GRAPHIC NOVELS

 

This month, we take a look at some impressive books you may have missed, including a recent solicitation, KADE: MOURNING SUN, POE & PHILLIPS in celebration of the new John Cusack film, The Raven, based on the life and stories of Edgar Allan Poe,

 

KADE MOURNING SUN GN
DIAMOND CODE: FEB120737 / ISBN:
978-1-926914-76-3
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=407
1892. Siberia. Kade has found Lucifer and he’s become the leader of a tribe of Cossacks. Kade uncovers him as a demon, but Lucifer has set a trap and the Cossack tribe make a sport of hunting him across the Siberian steppe. 1941. Making his way through masses of fleeing refugees and a retreating Soviet army, Kade learns they’re being driven away by a Panzer division commanded by Lucifer in the guise of an SS General. Demons! Nazis! An army of the dead marching under the swastika! Kade is knee deep in the middle of this madness and is once again on the hunt! NOTE: Not available in Germany.

 

 

POE & PHILLIPS GN
DIAMOND CODE: SEP100772 / ISBN: 978-1-897548-39-4
ARCANA TITLE LINK:
http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=188
Inspired by the works of the two legendary writers, Edgar (Allan) Poe and Howard Phillips (Lovecraft), Poe & Phillips is a tribute to their gothic horror masterpieces. For the first time ever, the worlds of Edgar Allan Poe and Howard Phillips Lovecraft collide!

 

 

 

 

ABOUT ARCANA STUDIOS

Arcana Studios, Inc. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 200 original intellectual properties, 300 graphic novels, thousands of comic issues and an ever-growing character list. Arcana has begun to adapt this library into live action feature films, animated features and episodic television series. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and the development of intellectual properties, Arcana publishes graphic novels for North America in print, and now digitally as well. Arcana has been published and distributed in dozens different countries and translated into just as many languages across the globe.

Intrinsic #1 – It all starts here with a sneak peek!

March 15th, 2012

Here’s an exciting sneak peek to our FCBD Book, Intrinsic #1!

Don’t miss Intrinsic #1 on Free Comic Book Day. FREE At your local comic book shop!

Want to know what happens next?

Pick up a copy of Intrinsic #1 FREE on Free Comic Book Day, May 5th, at your local comic shop!

INTRINSIC FCBD EDITION
Written By:
Sean Patrick O’Reilly, Casey Jones, Erik Hendrix
Art By: Allan Otero
Colors By: Chandran
Letters By: Erik Hendrix

March 2012 Newsletter – New books, previews, and congrats to Mark Poulton!

March 7th, 2012

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!

CLICK HERE FOR THE ARCANA STORE.

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

DIVE GN
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

GREYMAN GN
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

LUCAS GN
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

February 2012 Newsletter

February 14th, 2012

VANCOUVER (February 14, 2012)
– Welcome to another monthly newsletter from Arcana Comics! We’re positively bubbling with excitement here today since there is just so much going on! It starts off by glancing left here at the amazing cover of The Intrinsic Free Comic Book Day Edition. We are astounded at the positive reception to our FCBD entry for this year and look forward to people having a chance to see the final product in just under three months!

The Intrinsic FCBD Edition is the first issue in a four issue mini-series featuring the thousands of characters from the Arcanaverse! This is Arcana’sfirst company-wide crossover and we can’t wait!

There are a few other changes going on for Arcana as well! First off, we have completely re-done our web site! Head over to Arcana.com and check out the new site and browse around. Everything is polished up, easier to navigate, and, we hope, someplace you will head to again and again to read up on our latest news and releases.

You may have heard a few days ago, also, that we are working with Benderspink, the production team behind some of the best movies around the last decade (HANGOVER, I AM NUMBER FOUR, THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT, and many others). Well, we’re doing a TON behind the scenes to get these projects moving and look forward to sharing more as time goes on. If you missed the release on that, you can read it by clicking here.

And last, but not least, are some new solicitations with previews and a feature we’re going to callArcana Primers. Our goal is to re-introduce you to some of our amazing characters at Arcana. Some you may have missed when they came out, while others maybe you were curious about, but never picked up. Well, here’s your chance! All of these books are still available through DIAMOND(their codes are listed with them) and through the new and improved Arcana Store.

FEBRUARY 2012 SOLICITATIONS FOR APRIL RELEASE

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY – INTRINSIC # 1
DIAMOND CODE: JAN120014 / ISBN: N/A

First issue in a four issue mini-series. 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. This is Arcana’s first company-wide crossover featuring thethousands of characters from the Arcanaverse. RELEASING ON MAY 5, 2012.

KADE MOURNING SUN GN
DIAMOND FEB120737 / ISBN 978-1-926914-76-3

1892. Siberia. Kade has found Lucifer and he’s become the leader of a tribe of Cossacks. Kade uncovers him as a demon, but Lucifer has set a trap and the Cossack tribe make a sport of hunting him across the Siberian steppe. 1941. Making his way through masses of fleeing refugees and a retreating Soviet army, Kade learns they’re being driven away by a Panzer division commanded by Lucifer in the guise of an SS General. Demons! Nazis! An army of the dead marching under the swastika! Kade is knee deep in the middle of this madness and is once again on the hunt! NOTE: Not available in Germany.

RED LIGHT GN
DIAMOND FEB120738 / ISBN 978-1-926914-83-1

One good cop struggles with visions of his family’s murder– the killer’s memories– courtesy of a memory device sold on every street corner. Desperate to move on, the last thing Detective Sean Simms wants is time to think. But he only needs one second to be taken right back to it– he only needs one Red Light.

TRUMAN VIRUS GN
DIAMOND FEB120739 / ISBN 978-1-926914-85-5

In 2012 cancer is on the rise and when world renowned scientist Lance Truman’s cure backfires, an escaped test subject of his, along with two lost and confused orphans travel the country to undo all the damage Truman’s cure has created.

TURNING TIGER GN
DIAMOND FEB120740 / ISBN 978-1-926914-87-9

Take one state of the art fully armed sentient military attack robot, let it go rogue, then set the US army and more robots after it. And let it happen in down town USA. If things get bad, have it kidnap a child and see if you can stop her parents blowing the operation wide open to the media.

ARCANA PRIMERS

With the coming of Intrinsic on Free Comic Book Day this year, we thought we’d start our primers out with the core group of IntrinsicKadeKoreCandice Crow, and Philosopher Rex. These four books are still readily available and are self-contained stories. Characters such as Kade have multiple books out following the characters exploits through different eras and places (all full-contained stories), while the others are single books with the characters being revisited in the pages of Intrinsic, starting in May.

KADE ORIGINAL SUN GN
DIAMOND MAR100697 / ISBN 978-1-897548-62-2

Kade is the enigmatic warrior who embarks on an adventure to remove the Dark Veil and the demon behind the darkness. Kade must uncover the secrets of the Black Sun while struggling with his physical limitations and his concept of being a hero. The Kade trade paperback collects five issues and features over 120 pages of story, as well as behind the scenes pictures, cover gallery and commentary from Sean O’Reilly. Exclusive to the trade is the never before published origin of Kade…

KORE GN
DIAMOND DEC100732 / ISBN 978-1-926914-13-8

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. Alex must quickly acclimate himself to his environment, or fall prey to the wizard who wants his powers.

CANDICE CROW GN
DIAMOND AUG100757 / ISBN 978-1-926914-06-0

For the last six months my life has been sliding out of control, but even in my worst dreams I’d never imagined that it could get this bad. My father’s a drunk. My boyfriend’s a selfish pig. And a week ago, my best friend “committed” suicide. To top it all off, I have to climb into some weird freakin’ suit every few hours to keep from looking like a reject from Dawn of the Dead. My name’s Candice Crowe. Welcome to my messed-up life. Candice Crowe’s just your average American teenager until the death of her mother and the stress of her best friend’s alleged suicide causes her previously dormant powers to surface. Telepathy. Telekinesis. Extreme strength and agility. Everything a girl could ask for, really. Gifts like these always come with a price, however, and for Candice it means she’s forced to wear a special suit every few hours to keep her skin from necrotizing from the inside out. Still, she’s determined not to let that put a damper on either her love life or her dreams of being a rockstar. But first, Candice intends to find out what happened to her best friend, Claire, and heaven help anyone who gets in her way.

PHILOSOPHER REX GN
DIAMOND JUN100743 / ISBN 978-1-897548-02-8

In the dark hills of West Virginia a power is growing. Dr. Ishmael Stone and his crew go to investigate the series of killings that have been occurring within and around the mines of the small town. There they find a fading community searching for life and the sad, angry Lloyd Canby. Stone begins to realize he is dealing with more than the normal case.


PREVIEWS
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KADE: MOURNING SUN

RED LIGHT

TRUMAN VIRUS

TURNING TIGER

KADE: ORIGINAL SUN

KORE

CANDICE CROW

PHILOSOPHER REX

ARCANA COMICS’ – Benderspink and Arcana Launch New Comics Line

February 13th, 2012
VANCOUVER (Feb 10, 2012)Arcana Comics is joining forces with Benderspink, the production company behind smash movies such as The Butterfly Effect, Final Destination, The Hangover,The Ring, and I am Number Four! The publisher and the production company have created a new film friendly comic book line, combining the knowledge of one of the largest graphic novel producers with the film production skills of the team behind the highest grossing comedy of all time (The Hangover).

Under the banner of ArcanaBenderspink Comics, the two will start by producing twenty original titles, crossing genres and enlisting the writing and art skills of some of the most talented creators in the comic book industry.
The two companies first established a bond when Benderspink worked with Arcana Comics to get the book Continuum picked up by New Line. During the process, JC Spink and Arcana CEO Sean Patrick O’Reilly build a strong relationship. Sharing a love of film and comic books, the two’s partnership is a natural progression.

Below is a first look at all of the titles as well as preview artwork. Arcana Comics andBenderspink look forward to sharing more with fans in the coming weeks and months.

Legacy: During an emergency surgery, doctors operating on Alex Sullivan discover that he is something more than human. When the entire hospital explodes, Alex escapes to find out who or what he is and why people are trying to kill him.

The Order: The Vatican has created an elite group of agents to travel the world and combat supernatural forces.

The Numbered: Betrayed and unjustly sentenced to death a notorious crew of seven galactic mercenaries escape to the last free planet of the universe. Tracked by the ruthless Galactic Overlord Earth is given an ultimatum surrender The Numbered or be destroyed. Cook and Weisberg are attached.

Bishop: When a government operative goes undercover to infiltrate a secret illuminati type group, he begins to realize that the people he’s been sent to take down may actually be the good guys.

Below: When the police aren’t able to catch a new group of ruthless criminals who commit crimes against the defenseless, the leaders of the underworld band together to use methods the police can’t in order to bring them to justice.

Target Earth: A lone scientist believes the warning from an imprisioned alien, who declares an invasion coming from a more powerful group of aliens. He frees the alien and they end up on the run from the government and the advance guard of hostile aliens as they try to save our planet.
The Hunt: Five years after taking out a terrorist leader, an ex-Seal who was part of the special unit that did the job discovers that his fellow team members are being killed and he is next on the list.
War Of The Gods: At the dawn of humanity, a multitude of gods from Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Nordic, Hindu, Chinese, and Aztec lore do battle against each other for control of the world.
Dime Detectives: The story of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler who teamed up to work as detectives and roughly based their fictional characters Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe on their own real life exploits.
Foretold: A young man is brought to the future to fight the most powerful being who has taken over the world 30 years later – himself.

Kill On Sight: When a group of professional thieves steal 30 million dollars from a covert, black-ops CIA program the program responds by sending a team to NYC to kill the thieves and retrieve the money.
Untouchable: In 2012 Al Capone’s great nephew has become a cop, trying to make right some of the wrong done by his family in the past, and has to track down Chicago’s most notorious criminal, the great-grandson of Elliot Ness.
Countdown To Armageddon: With the better years of his career behind him, a once-great rapper returns to his hometown where in order to save his son he gets pulled back into his old life and has to fight everything he thought he had left behind.
Supersonic: Top Gun underwater with subs developed by DARPA to travel at super speeds.
2076: When America is taken over in 2076, Revolutionaries fight a second war for American independence.

Revelation: A disbelieving NORAD agent’s faith is tested when he begins to suspect a man’s rise to power mimic’s the 12 signs of the Anti-Christ from the book of Revelation.
The Surface: Grant Roberts, his ex-girlfriend, and her best friend attempt to escape Chicago after terrorist attacks that they begin to realize are extraterrestrial in nature. Based on the Schnieder brothers script The Surface.
Atlantis: One hundred and fifty years after a plague has ravaged Earth and the wealthy and privileged have retreated to live in a bio-dome under the ocean, their resources run out and they have to return to the surface where they’re met by a bitter resistance from the ancestors of those they left above ground to die.
The Triangle: A group of researchers who uncover the secret of the Bermuda Triangle and travel to a different dimension have to figure out how to get back in order to help save the world.
Langley High: A student at Langley High, a school located less than two miles away from the CIA headquarters in Virginia, teams with an undercover CIA agent who’s been posing as a teacher to help rescue his father who’s been captured in Russia and disavowed by the agency. Atlas Entertainment is attached to Langley High. The comic is being adapted by Benderspink’s Christopher Cosmos.
ABOUT ARCANA STUDIOS

Arcana Studios, Inc. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 200 original intellectual properties, 300 graphic novels, thousands of comic issues and an ever-growing character list. Arcana has begun to adapt this library into live action feature films, animated features and episodic television series. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and the development of intellectual properties, Arcana publishes graphic novels for North America in print, and now digitally as well. Arcana has been published and distributed in dozens different countries and translated into just as many languages across the globe.

ABOUT BENDERSPINK

Benderspink is a management/production/ip company that has produced or exec-produced movies such as The Ring 1 & 2, The Hangover 1 & 2, Monster-in-Law, Red Eye, Just Friends, A History of Violence, The Butterfly Effect, Cats and Dogs, American Pie 1-3, and I Am Number Four.  They are currently in production on Burt Wonderstone at New Line and in development on titles such as Jitters at Paramount, Cities of Refuge at Inferno, Bob the Musical at Disney, Hangover 3 at Warner Bros., Torrente at New Line, and 40,000 Man at NL.   They have a first look feature deal at New Line and a first look tv deal at CBS. Clients include Jesse Wigutow, Kaplan & Elfont, Cook & Weisberg, April Blair, Jennifer Weiner, Gregory Hoblit, Mike Bender, and Adam “Tex” Davis.  And newer clients such as Allison Schroeder, Brandon Willer, Clay Tweel, Craig Brownrigg, and David Robert Mitchell.

The Path to FCBD’s Intrinsic – Meet the Team

January 31st, 2012
VANCOUVER (JAN 30, 2012)Arcana Comics is debuting a new book on Free Comic Book Day,INTRINSIC, featuring some new characters, but it also includes the familiar faces of KADEDR. ISHMAEL STONECANDICE CROW, andKORE. Want to learn more about the characters? Keep reading!

Remember, if you are interested in learning more about INTRINSIC and Free Comic Book Day, head over to your favorite comic book shops. We’re teaming up with retailers to present FCBD events across the country!

The INTRINSIC FCBD book is available for pre-order now through DIAMOND PREVIEWS.
If you are a retailer, please contact us to discuss what we can do to help make Free Comic Book Day 2012a success for all of us!
INTRINSIC
DIAMOND CODE: JAN120014
FCBD LINK: CLICK HERE
We’re 175 Graphic Novels and 227 Characters strong and growing every month!

INTRINSIC CAST OF CHARACTERS

CHARACTER NAME: KADE
FIRST APPEARANCE: KADE ORIGINAL SUN
ARCANA LINK: CLICK HERE

DESCRIPTION: From a blade separating flesh to a warm embrace, Kade is unable to feel. Kade is the enigmatic warrior who embarks on an adventure to remove the Dark Veil and the demon behind the darkness. Kade must uncover the secrets of the Black Sun while struggling with his physical limitations and his concept of being a hero.

BOOK ORDERING INFO:

KADE ORIGINAL SUN
DIAMOND MAR100697 / ISBN 978-1-897548-62-2

KADE SUN OF PERDITION
DIAMOND JUN100740 / ISBN 978-1-897548-72-1

KADE SHIVA’S SUN
DIAMOND MAR100698 / ISBN 978-1-897548-29-5

KADE RISING SUN
DIAMOND APR100729 / ISBN 978-1-897548-64-6

KADE RED SUN
DIAMOND APR100728 / ISBN 978-1-897548-75-2

KADE PRODIGAL SUN
DIAMOND JAN110934 / ISBN 978-1-926914-25-1

KADE MOURNING SUN (COMING APRIL 2012!)
DIAMOND FEB120737 / ISBN 978-1-926914-76-3

CHARACTER NAME: DR. ISHMAEL STONE
FIRST APPEARANCE: PHILOSOPHER REX GN
ARCANA LINK: CLICK HERE

DESCRIPTION: Meet DR. ISHMAEL STONE, Philosopher, detective, monster-hunter, primes inter pares of a shadowy network of supernatural guardians sworn to shelter the world from the Infernal Orders. Stone’s mission is aided by his daughter, half-ghost, half-witch AMARA STONE; a master of mystic weapons WILBUR BRANCH; the mysterious monster-detector known as BLIND JACK; and the smooth-talking mentalist MARTIN PRIEST.

BOOK ORDERING INFO:

PHILOSOPHER REX GN
DIAMOND JUN100743
ISBN 978-1-897548-02-8

CHARACTER NAME: CANDICE CROW
FIRST APPEARANCE: CANDICE CROW GN
ARCANA LINK: CLICK HERE

DESCRIPTION: Candice Crowe’s just your average American teenager until the death of her mother and the stress of her best friend’s alleged suicide causes her previously dormant powers to surface.  Telepathy.  Telekinesis.  Extreme strength and agility.  Everything a girl could ask for, really. Gifts like these always come with a price, however, and for Candice it means she’s forced to wear a special suit every few hours to keep her skin from necrotizing from the inside out.  Still, she’s determined not to let that put a damper on either her love life or her dreams of being a rockstar.

BOOK ORDERING INFO:

CANDICE CROW GN
DIAMOND AUG100757
ISBN 978-1-926914-06-0

CHARACTER NAME: KORE
FIRST APPEARANCE: KORE GN
ARCANA LINK: CLICK HERE

DESCRIPTION: 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.

BOOK ORDERING INFO:

KORE GN
DIAMOND AUG100757
ISBN 978-1-926914-06-0

ABOUT ARCANA STUDIOS

Arcana Studios, Inc. is a transmedia company that has aggressively pursued establishing brands through engaging storytelling and compelling art. With a strong foothold in the print publishing world, Arcana continues to be a premier content provider. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, and has adapted this library into live action feature films, stereoscopic 3D animated features, episodic television series and toys.

Arcana Studios, Inc. remains independent of major entertainment studio affiliation. Arcana Studios is currently in production of the stereoscopic 3D animated feature, The Clockwork Girl. Arcana is also partnered with Gale Ann Hurd (“Terminator”, “Aliens”) on Gearhead, Alexandra Milchan (Sylvestor Stallone’s “Head Shot”) on Blade of Kumori, Hans Rodinoff and Hollywood Media Bridge (“Lost Boys: The Tribe”) on Raise Kane, Scott Milam (“Mother’s Day”) on Gauze, Ben Magid (“Hack/Slash”) on Trout, Jar Productions (“Hidden Howie”) on Philosopher Rex, Terry Dougas (“The Invention of Lying”) on The Tower, Doc Wyatt (“Napoleon Dynamite”) on 100 Girls, JC Spink (“The Hangover”) on Continuum, Adrian Askarieh (“The Hitman”) on Amnesia and also is producing a three slate at Codeblack/Universal for Light’s Out, Ant and Blam!

For inquiries, interview requests, or etc, please contact:
Erik Hendrix
erik@arcana.com
VP of Marketing and Promotions
Arcana Comics

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ARCANA COMICS’ FCBD, Pre-Orders, and Winter Sale – January 2012

January 19th, 2012
VANCOUVER (JAN 18, 2012)Arcana Comics is excited to ring in the new year with a bunch of new books, sales, and an amazing FCBD event! If you haven’t heard, this year, we’re starting a company-wide crossover, kicking off on Free Comic Book Daywith INTRINSIC! Read more about that below. Also, our winter sale is still going on, so don’t miss out on that. You can receive 25% off all purchases from our store by entering the code “ARCANAWINTER” at checkout. We’re adding new books all the time, so it’s worth a glance over at our store. Keep reading…
Please remember that all Pre-Orders are Diamondand we’re in the final weeks of ordering from the January 2012 Previews, so if there are any books that pique your interest, be sure to ask you local comic shop to order them. If you’re a store, giveArcana Comics a try!

We’re 175 Graphic Novels and 227 Characters strong and growing every month!

Don’t forget to check out our iPad/iPhone App. It’s a free download in the iStore and gives you access to the Arcana catalog and exclusive downloads! For those Android users out there, there are also Arcana books available through the ComiXology app. DOWNLOAD FROM THE ISTORE.

FCBD
PRE-ORDERS
WINTER SALE
PREVIEWS
ABOUT ARCANA

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

Arcana is proud to be participating in another Free Comic Book Day this year, but this time we’re doing things quite different. We’re kicking off an AMAZING company-wide crossover called INTRINSIC, which will blow you away. We can’t give a lot away now, but we can provide a sneak peak of the cover to INTRINSIC above, plus a description below. Be sure to ask your local comic book shop to get you a copy of INTRINSIC! You won’t want to miss it… trust us! For the price of free, you can’t go wrong.

DIAMOND CODE: JAN120014
FCBD LINK: CLICK HERE

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.

PRE- ORDERS

Below are books being solicited for pre-order in the latest Diamond Previews Magazine. Take the information below to your stores and ask them to carry Arcana!

HOWARD LOVECRAFT & UNDERSEA KINGDOM GN
JAN120814 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-84-8

(W) Dwight MacPherson, Bruce Brown (A/CA) Thomas Boatwright An all-ages H.P. Lovecraft story! Howard Lovecraft’s family has been imprisoned on a far-flung alien planet, Spot hopelessly captured, and he is slowly becoming a mindless Fishman. Accompanied by his insane father, a pistol-packing constable, and his hungry cat, they must face the all-powerful ruler of the Outer Gods, a revengeful old enemy, an army of deadly monsters, and a lethal world called Yuggoth, to save the day. All Howard has to do is surrender his father’s Book. But that would mean certain doom for all of mankind! SC, 66pgs, FC $12.95 Project Link

MARLOW GN
JAN120815 / ISBN: 978-1-897548-30-1

(W) Aaron Thomas Nelson (A/CA) Mathew Reynolds Marlow is an ex-Marine caught in a dilemma impossible to solve: commit atrocious acts for a global corporation in order to receive medicine that keeps him from reverting to a zombie state, or walk away and suffer the fate of becoming some terrible creature. Struggling with his fears of his affliction and the monster he might become, Marlow abandoned his wife and young daughter, losing his dignity and freedom as he chose a nihilistic life. It is only during this journey that Marlow realizes that perhaps by avoiding suffering he has become like the zombies he so fears to become! MATURE THEMES SC, 119pgs, B&W $14.95
Project Link

NETHER WORLD
JAN120816 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-81-7

(W) Michael Asadpour (A/CA) J. C. Grande A cataclysmic event has destroyed 80% of the human population, and the world has fallen under the dictatorship of the Illuminati, a global government that rules with an iron fist and is in pact with otherworldly sinister forces and demonic entities. In this chaotic, disaster-ridden world, a brutal war rages between the Illuminati and resisting forces, and humanity’s very survival is at risk. SC, 164pgs, B&W $19.95 Project Link

NETWORK GN
JAN120817 / ISBN: 978-1-897548-04-2

(W) Jay Busbee (A/CA) Martin Morazzo Ethan McKinnon thinks he’s lucked into the greatest job ever-as a cameraman at The Network, the world-famous superhero-only tv channel. But when Ethan films one of the country’s greatest heroes in a horrific act of violence, his dream job turns nightmare. The fate of The Network itself — and, perhaps, his very life — lies in his decision. SC, 74pgs, FC $14.95 Project Link

EL ARSENAL TP VOL 01 UNKNOWN ENEMY
JAN120818 / ISBN:

(W) Salvador Vasquez (A/CA) Daniel Perez Simon Masiosare is the best mercenary in the business and he has recently accepted a mission to steal cockroaches, for inside these simple bugs a powerful biological weapon is kept. However, Simon quickly realizes that his timing couldn’t be worse. When he arrives at “Las Tristezas de Tutankhamen” he realizes that a bounty has just been put on his head and every top mercenary is looking for him! SC, 104pgs, FC $14.95
Project Link

EZRA EVOKED EMOTIONS TP
JAN120819 / ISBN: 978-1-897548-13-4

(W) Sean O’Reilly (A) Eve, Master Rove (CA) Greg Horn Born under the Black Sun, Ezra had a unique upbringing in life. Her parents were murdered when she was young and she was badly scarred on her body. Scars which she still conceals to this day. It was not until her brother Erik died that she began to heal and now she questions her role as a Child of the Black Sun. (STK416189) SC, 104pgs, FC $14.95
Project Link

FCBD 2012 ARCANA PRESENTS INTRINSIC
JAN120014
(W) Sean O’Reilly, Casey Jones (A/CA) Various 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. The Intrinsic is a company crossover event bringing together characters from hundreds of titles beneath Arcana’s library, an event of unprecedented ambition, unlike anything that has been attempted before! 32pgs, FC FREE


WINTER SALE

Our winter sale is still going on over at our Arcana Store, which you can reach by CLICKING HERE. The fill link is listed below. We are offering 25% off of all purchases through the store fore a limited time with no exclusions. If it’s in the store, it’s on sale! All you have to do is enter the code “ARCANAWINTER” when you check-out to get the discount. It’s that simple.

We have been adding titles to the store daily, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to own the latestArcana graphic novels or fill in your collection! From 100 Girls to Zombie Warriors and everything in between, we have it all.

ARCANA STORE: http://www.arcana.com/store.php

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HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE UNDERSEA KINGDOM

MARLOW

NETHER WORLD

THE NETWORK

EL ARSENAL

EZRA EVOKED EMOTIONS