Avatar Press Brings New Alan Moore, Max Brooks, Max Bemis, Justin Jordan

By David Dissanayake

avatarAnd here we are at Bleeding Cool owner Avatar Press‘ Comic-Con 2014 panel. Max Brooks(World War Z, Extinction Parade) and William Christensen lead the panel.

Alan Moore and Jason Burrows‘s Providence will be out mid 2015.  A twelve issue series, the book will expand on his previous Neonomicon work for Avatar, interweaving Lovecraftian mythos with our reality.   “Alan himself has called it the Watchmen of horror,” said Christenson.  ”He still blows my mind, every time I talk to him, in his ability to bring new creative takes on these stories. He’s on another level.”

 

Garth Ennis‘ Caliban will be a 7 issue mini series collected early next year.

New talent Max Bemis will be doing his first Avatar book which will be a Crossed arc.

 

Justin Jordan will continue to write some Crossed stories, with Garth Ennis coming back every year for a new story.

 

Max Brooks explained to the audience, “in case you don’t know about the series, “Crossed is that moment when you read something and you just go OH MY GOD. Crossed made Chuck Palahniuk throw up. That’s what Crossed is. You see everything there one the page. It’s all out there.  It is the deepest darkest murder porn you’ve ever seen in your life.”

 

Christenson mentioned that internationally Crossed has been doing very well, even outselling Batman in Germany.

 

And these are the people who gave you the genocide!” laughed Max Brooks.

Christenson has seen some art from Crossed issue 100, which will be the beginning of an 11 issue run by Garth Ennis.

 

There will be a third Extinction Parade arc by Max Brooks that will be released in 2015.

 

Dark Gods by Justin Jordan will be their newest big ongoing series, and Christenson is happy to have brought him away from DC Comics to Avatar.

Kieron Gillen‘s Uber is still on track for 60 issues, and Kieron is plotting the 30′s now, saysChristenson. ”It is a masterpiece,” he said, “and it still gets turned on its head a couple more times.”

David Dissanayake is a San Francisco Correspondent at Bleeding Cool.  Give him a shout on Twitter @dwdissanayake or come say hello to him at Mission: Comics & Art in San Francisco.

 

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