Avatar Press Solicitations For October 2013 – Jonathan Hickman, Kieron Gillen, Max Brooks, Garth Ennis, Christos Gage, George RR Martin and David Lapham

It’s that time of the month when publishers start to let us know what’s coming up in three months. It seems to come earlier each month… so here are Avatar’s offerings for October. Continuing series from writers  Jonathan Hickman, Kieron Gillen, Max Brooks, Garth Ennis, Christos Gage, George RR Martin and David Lapham!

And, yes, Avatar Press owns Bleeding Cool. Which is handy….

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UBER VOL 1 ENHANCED Hardcover
Price: $34.99 US
Writers: Kieron Gillen
Cover & Artist: Caanan White
MR, Color, 336 pages

Uber Vol 1 debuts in monstrously huge fashion, with a collection that goes far beyond the story. This epic tome contains Uber #0-5, the first story arc, for the first 176 pages. But then we Enhance that with 160 pages of additional material! From behind-the-scenes interviews, scores of pages of the original pencil art, notes from the writer on development of the story, to an epic cover gallery, this is not to be missed. But all that extra material is only available right here, this edition of 5000 copies, and the Remarqued edition of 350 copies offered this month, are the only editions Previews will offer. Then it’s gone. This Enhanced HC will not be reprinted. Uber Vol 1 collection in paperback will be released in 2014, with the full 176 pages of story. But none of the special back matter offered only here. This is also a Direct Market Exclusive, the Uber Vol 1 Enhanced Hardcover edition will not be available in book stores or on Amazon!

1945. Germany is in ruins. The war in the west can only be days away from ending. Threats of “wunderwaffen” to be unleashed by the dying Reich have become laughable. There are no miracle weapons here. It’s over. It has to be over. It’s not. There’ve been stories which have mixed enhanced humans and World War II before. There’s never been one like this. See super beings in a whole new light as Gillen presents an epic original series that not only rewrites history, it redefines the genre! Limited to 5000 copies.

UBER VOL 1 ENHANCED HC REMARQUED
Price: $99.99 US
Writers: Kieron Gillen
Cover & Artist: Caanan White
MR, Color, 336 pages

This edition features signatures from both Keiron Gillen and Caanan White and also a unique original sketch from Caanan! All wrapped inside an exclusive cover, for Uber fans, it gets no better than this! Limited to just 350 copies.

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GOD IS DEAD #2
Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Jonathan Hickman
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Art: Di Amorim
MR, Color, 32 pages, 2 of 6

JONATHAN HICKMAN brings the wrath of the gods to comics with his new series, God is Dead! Modern man turns all his technology and destruction to bear against the deities of old. But what good are guns, tanks, and even nuclear missiles against the power of the divine? In their hubris, humans have ruled for too long. Now the gods of legend rule and to disobey them is death. But something is brewing just below the surface of the newly returned powers… A war of the gods themselves! Available with a Regular cover by Jonathan Hickman, End of Days cover and a premium Iconic card stock cover that is limited to just 5000 copies by Jacen Burrows, and a Pantheon Order Incentive cover by series artist Di Amorim.

GOD IS DEAD #2 END OF DAYS COVER
Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Art: Di Amorim
MR, Color, 32 pages, 2 of 6

GOD IS DEAD 2 ICONIC COVER
Price: $4.99 US
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Art: Di Amorim
MR, Color, 32 pages, 2 of 6

Limited to just 5000 copies!

GOD IS DEAD #2 PANTHEON RETAILER ORDER INCENTIVE COVER
Cover: Di Amorim
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Art: Di Amorim
MR, Color, 32 pages, 2 of 6

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CROSSED: BADLANDS #39
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Cover & Art: Rafael Ortiz
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores October 16, 2013

The ultimate ‘70s grindhouse showdown is here! Murdering bikers! Stoned junkies! And a whole mess of diabolical Crossed, bring this story to an explosive, violent, and horrifying end. Three very different people come together to exact vengeance and meet their bloody fates. SIMON SPURRIER delivers the concluding issue of the “American Quitters” arc with a shocking and miserable finale that will leave you emotionally exhausted. Available with a Regular, Torture, Wraparound, and special Red Crossed Incentive covers by Rafael Ortiz.

CROSSED: BADLANDS #39 WRAPAROUND COVER
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Cover & Art: Rafael Ortiz
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores October 16, 2013

CROSSED: BADLANDS #39 TORTURE
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Cover & Art: Rafael Ortiz
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores October 16, 2013

CROSSED: BADLANDS #39 RED CROSSED ORDER INCV CVR
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Cover & Art: Rafael Ortiz
MR, Color, 32 pages

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CROSSED: BADLANDS #40
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: David Hine
Cover & Art: German Erramouspe
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores October 30, 2013

Horror master DAVID HINE returns to Crossed: Badlands to tell a story set on day one of the outbreak – in Japan! Three college students abroad in Japan are visiting a sacred temple for very different reasons. But they soon find that on C-Day, enlightenment only comes in the form of homicidal misery from the fast spreading disease. And an introverted female manga artist discovers that the nightmares she draws on paper are nothing compared to the vile misery of the Crossed. There is no hope. There is no help. There is only the Crossed. Available with a Regular, Torture, Wraparound, and special Red Crossed Incentive covers by Erramouspe.

CROSSED: BADLANDS #40 WRAPAROUND
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: David Hine
Cover & Art: German Erramouspe
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores October 30, 2013

CROSSED: BADLANDS #40 TORTURE COVER
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: David Hine
Cover & Art: German Erramouspe
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores October 30, 2013

CROSSED: BADLANDS #40 RED CROSSED ORDER INCV CVR
Writer: David Hine
Cover & Art: German Erramouspe
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores October 30, 2013

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UBER #6
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover & Art: Caanan White
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing

The second arc of Uber launches this issue as KIERON GILLEN opens a new chapter in this year’s most talked about series. The first blow in the battle between English and German Ubers has been wrought and neither nation walks away whole. The war rages on in the Pacific Theatre as Japanese Kamikaze pilots attempt to drive the US forces out while delivering devastating losses to the enemy naval fleet. But the tides of war change as the Japanese deploy their own enhanced soldiers! Picking up directly after the events in Uber Vol 1, this second chapter is the perfect jump on point for new readers to experience the horrors of Uber war. Available with Regular or Wraparound cover by Caanan White, Propaganda Poster cover by Michael Dipascale, and a special Blitzkrieg Incentive cover by Caanan White

UBER #6 WRAPAROUND COVER
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover & Art: Caanan White
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing

UBER #6 PROPAGANDA POSTER COVER
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover: Michael Dipascale
Art: Caanan White
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing

UBER #6 BLITZKRIEG ORDER INCV CVR

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover & Art: Caanan White
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing

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EXTINCTION PARADE #4
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: Max Brooks
Cover & Art: Raulo Caceres
MR, Color, 32 pages, 4 of 11, bi-monthly

This year’s biggest horror comic continues its brutal march towards annihilation! His books on zombies have entertained millions of readers and now MAX BROOKS redefines vampires as he brings an all-out war of the undead! Zombies have been at best a nuisance to the vampire race for thousands of years but never a real threat. Their clumsy foothold over humans has always been beaten back. But this time the tide of shambling dead have turned the corner and are rapidly depleting the ranks of the living. Even with their superior abilities and ferocity, can the vampire race find a way to stop the decimation? Available with Regular, Wraparound, End of a Species and Bloodwashed Retailer Incentive covers by Raulo Caceres. Also, available with a special black Leather cover, limited to just 1000 copies!

EXTINCTION PARADE #4 WRAPAROUND COVER
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: Max Brooks
Cover & Art: Raulo Caceres
MR, Color, 32 pages, 4 of 11, bi-monthly

EXTINCTION PARADE #4 END OF A SPECIES COVER
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: Max Brooks
Cover & Art: Raulo Caceres
MR, Color, 32 pages, 4 of 11, bi-monthly

EXTINCTION PARADE #4 LEATHER COVER
Price: $14.99 US
Writer: Max Brooks
Cover & Art: Raulo Caceres
MR, Color, 32 pages, 4 of 11, bi-monthly

Limited to 1000 copies.

EXTINCTION PARADE #4 BLOODWASHED ORDER INCV CVR
Writer: Max Brooks
Cover & Art: Raulo Caceres
MR, Color, 32 pages, 4 of 11, bi-monthly

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ABSOLUTION: RUBICON #4
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: Christos Gage
Cover & Art: Daniel Gete
MR, Color, 32 pages, 4 of 5

The final showdown with The Polymath here and no one is safe from his murderous rampage. CHRISTOS GAGE’s world of Absolution takes no prisoners as super powered cop turned vigilante, John Dusk, must find a way to stop the unstoppable juggernaut. The Polymath has seemingly evolved beyond death…he is invulnerable to all known weapons and is hell bent on making Dusk his next victim. Available with Regular, Wraparound, and Electric Blue Retailer Incentive covers by series artist Daniel Gete, a Final Justice cover by Michael Dipascale, and a special Happy Kitty Premium cover by Gete that is limited to just 750 copies.

ABSOLUTION: RUBICON #4 WRAPAROUND COVER
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: Christos Gage
Cover & Art: Daniel Gete
MR, Color, 32 pages, 4 of 5

ABSOLUTION: RUBICON #4 FINAL JUSTICE COVER
Price: $3.99 US
Cover: Michael Dipascale
Writer: Christos Gage
Art: Daniel Gete
MR, Color, 32 pages, 4 of 5

ABSOLUTION: RUBICON #4 HAPPY KITTY PREMIUM COVER
Price: $9.99 US
Writer: Christos Gage
Cover & Art: Daniel Gete
MR, Color, 32 pages, 4 of 5
Limited to 750 copies.

ABSOLUTION: RUBICON #4 ELECTRIC BLUE ORDER INCV COVER

Writer: Christos Gage
Cover & Art: Daniel Gete
MR, Color, 32 pages, 4 of 5

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GEORGE RR MARTIN SKIN TRADE #3
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: George RR Martin, Daniel Abraham
Cover & Art: Mike Wolfer
MR, Color, 32 pages, bi-monthly

Werewolves clash with snarling ferocity but Randi Wade is on the cusp of uncovering a trail of murders that ends with her father’s death years ago. A chess game is being played with humans as the pieces and life and death the stakes. She must navigate the mysterious machinations before she becomes the latest victim of brutal murder. GEORGE RR MARTIN’s World Fantasy Award winning story, Skin Trade, delivers a mix of intense horror and fascinating character drama. Available with Regular, Wraparound, Grisly and Skinned Retailer Incentive covers by series artist Mike Wolfer.

GEORGE RR MARTIN SKIN TRADE #3 WRAPAROUND COVER
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: George RR Martin, Daniel Abraham
Cover & Art: Mike Wolfer
MR, Color, 32 pages, bi-monthly

GEORGE RR MARTIN SKIN TRADE #3 GRISLY COVER
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: George RR Martin, Daniel Abraham
Cover & Art: Mike Wolfer
MR, Color, 32 pages, bi-monthly

GEORGE RR MARTIN SKIN TRADE #3 SKINNED ORDER INCV CVR
Writer: George RR Martin, Daniel Abraham
Cover & Art: Mike Wolfer
MR, Color, 32 pages, bi-monthly

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FERALS #18
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: David Lapham
Cover & Art: Gabriel Andrade
MR, Color, 32 pages

The final issue of the first Ferals series will leave you speechless! “It Begins” is the title of this issue and that is an indicator of the bloody consequences of the military invasion of the Feral town. Now, Dale Chesnutt must face an entire facility of newly turned Ferals if he wants to have any hope of stopping the escalation of violence. The stakes could not be higher and drastic measures have to be taken! Watch for the next Ferals series in Summer 2014! Available with a Regular, Wraparound, Gore, and special Slashed Incentive cover by series artist Gabriel Andrade.

FERALS #18 WRAPAROUND CVR
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: David Lapham
Cover & Art: Gabriel Andrade
MR, Color, 32 pages

FERALS #18 GORE CVR
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: David Lapham
Cover & Art: Gabriel Andrade
MR, Color, 32 pages

FERALS #18 SLASHED ORDER INCENTIVE
Writer: David Lapham
Cover & Art: Gabriel Andrade
MR, Color, 32 pages

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STITCHED #17
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: Mike Wolfer
Cover & Art: Fernando Furukawa
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing

The once-undisputed Yakuza rulers of Tokyo’s Harajuku District find themselves the victims of unexplainable ambushes. They are being killed and transformed into a stealth strike force of undead, bloodthirsty Stitched! In league with the shadowy “Nameless One” who has brought the supernatural magic of the Stitched from the Middle East, businessman Kenji Nakamura’s dream of revenge on the villainous Shinju-kai is about to be realized. Available with a Regular, Wraparound, Gore, and special Slashed Incentive cover by series artist Fernando Furukawa.

STITCHED #17 WRAPAROUND
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: Mike Wolfer
Cover & Art: Fernando Furukawa
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing

STITCHED #17 GORE
Price: $3.99 US
Writer: Mike Wolfer
Cover & Art: Fernando Furukawa
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing

STITCHED #17 ANCIENT EVIL ORDER INCENTIVE
Writer: Mike Wolfer
Cover & Art: Fernando Furukawa
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing

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UBER #0 ENHANCED BATTLESHIPS
Price: $5.99 US
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover & Art: Caanan White
MR, Color, 64 pages

One last chance to see how it all began! This first-printing edition of the Uber #0 Enhanced is limited to 2000 copies with a powerful exclusive cover by Caanan White!

UBER #2 FIRST APPEARANCE: MIYOTO
Price: $5.99 US
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover & Art: Caanan White
MR, Color, 32 pages

The Uber First Appearance cover series continues its line of rare collectible images of the main characters – before they appear in the books! Now you can add this very limited 1500 copy edition to your collection, with an exclusive new cover!

UBER #3 WAR CRIMES
Price: $5.99 US
Cover: Michael Dipascale
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art: Caanan White
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing

The Uber War Crimes cover series continues its line of rare collectible images of the brutal war. Now you can add this very limited 1500 copy edition to your collection, with an exclusive new painted cover by Michael Dipascale!

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CROSSED: BADLANDS #25 CATFIGHT
Price: $5.99 US
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Writer: Garth Ennis
Art: Raulo Caceres
MR, Color, 32 pages, bi-weekly

Garth Ennis’ first chapter of “The Fatal Englishman” gets a special very limited cover. This sultry edition by Juan Jose Ryp is limited to 750 copies and will paint your collection blood red.