This July Avatar Press has quite the collection of books heading for retailer shelves. Extinction Parade gets a trade just in time for Max Brooks to kick off the new Extinction Parade: War series to start. Caliban and Uber keep on rolling and we get double shots of Crossed: Badlands and God Is Dead. And for you Game of Thrones fans, George R R Martin’s Skin Trade gets collected.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The best-selling Zombie writer in history finally unleashes an all-new horror epic! Be ready for the summer’s biggest graphic novel event as millions of zombie fans come looking for with the collected first chapter of MAX BROOKS’ EXTINCTION PARADE! One of the founders of the zombie renaissance, Max Brooks has sold millions of books in dozens of languages. His first book The Zombie Survival Guide not only singlehandedly jump-started the zombie prep subculture, its graphic novel companion Recorded Attacks debuted as #1 on the New Times Bestseller list. His second book World War Z (already a multi-million copy NYT bestseller in its own right) was adapted by Brad Pitt into one of the biggest blockbuster movies of 2013. Now Brooks takes the zombie genre to a whole new level with his new illustrated series Extinction Parade featuring stunningly rendered art by super-star RAULO (Crossed, Captain Swing) CACERES. Building on the seed of his hit 2010 short story, Brooks has crafted a truly epic series. Not only does Extinction Parade’s multilayered depth and meticulously researched detail raise it to the standard of his previous work, it also introduces fans to an entirely new, fresh and terrifying subgenre: Vampires Vs Zombies. As humans wage their loosing fight versus the hoards of the subdead, a frightening realization sets in with the secretive Vampire race: our food is dying off. This is the story of Vampires decent into all-out war with the mindless hungry hordes of the zombie outbreak as humanity tries to survive them all. Three species in mortal conflict. This is how a species dies. The collected edition contains the entire first chapter of this epic tale including Extinction Parade issues #1-5, and a blood-soaked cover gallery!
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Jump on here, as the epic conflict continues right after Vol 1 with a super-sized battle issue! MAX BROOKS returns to the frightening world of zombies versus vampires in his groundbreaking follow up series: Extinction Parade: War! Well known for his breathtakingly original fiction, Brooks pushes the limits of the horror genre with his trademark meticulous research and vision for the next evolution in zombie storytelling. The subdead were always a joke to the aristocratic vampire race. Just a spec on the radar of their immortal lives, nothing worth even a moment’s notice in their quest for self-gratification through the veins of their host, the human race. But at last they have been pulled from their ignorance into the reality of the world. The human race is facing extinction and should they succumb so too shall the vampires disappear beneath the waves of rotting walking dead. Extinction Parade: War opens the doors to the next violent chapter in Brooks’ epic tale with an oversized issue starting the all-out battle for the survival of the races! Available with Regular, Wraparound, End of a Species, Leather, and Bloodwashed and Pure Art Retailer Order Incentive covers, all by series artist Raulo Caceres. Also, you won’t want to miss the Deluxe Collector Set!
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This limited edition red foil leather cover is limited to only 1500 copies.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: With almost $200 worth of product, this is a real value at $99.99! This Deluxe set is everything a collector could want all bundled into one giant box! Check out the incredible contents:
– All three Extinction Parade: War #1 covers, the Leather cover, and the two Retailer Incentive covers !
– A special Platinum Leather #1 cover – that you can only get in this set!
– A giant 24 x 36 Extinction Parade poster – signed by Max Brooks!
– Five amazing 11 x 17 Extinction Parade Art Prints! These are all new images by Raulo Caceres!
– Limited to a tiny 400 sets, these are sure to go fast!
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The most popular fantasy author of the 21st Century, GEORGE R.R. MARTIN, brings his World Fantasy Award winning short story to graphic novels with SKIN TRADE! Randi Wade is a survivor. She followed in the footsteps of her father, became a cop, and now is working the P.I. trade. But her past still haunts her. What’s worse, the vicious animal attacks that took her father’s life have sprung up anew claiming victims once again in this sleepy town. Martin’s unique creative voice spins a modern day classic horror tale of murder, werewolves, and bladed demons. Illustrated by long time horror comics creator MIKE WOLFER and adapted for comics by Martin’s Hugo Award nominated collaborator DANIEL ABRAHAM, this graphic novel is a suspenseful master tale dripping with blood and revenge. Skin Trade represents the best of old school werewolf stories told with modern characters and action. From the creator of A GAME OF THRONES comes a graphic novel that will keep you guessing right up to the last page!
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Enter a world of creeping horror and unimaginable terror as GARTH ENNIS weaves a tale set in the frozen wastes of deep space. The crew of the Caliban was satisfied in their own brand of denial about the safety of space travel. But when the ship collides with an alien derelict they discover that true despair is something you have to experience to understand. Now a frightening change is taking place and no one can stop it. And even if you are able to survive it… the transformation will make you wish you hadn’t. This is sci-fi horror like you have never experienced! Available with Regular, Wraparound, Terror, and Design Sketch Incentive covers by Facundo Percio and an ultra-limited Dark Matter edition of just 1500 copies.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The vast emptiness of the crushing unknown haunts this premium cover edition! With a special enhanced foil cover, and limited 1500 copies, this is the collector edition not to miss!
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: JUSTIN JORDAN is unleashed at Avatar with this arc of Crossed: Badlands! In a world full of homicidal maniacs, a select few have survived by being quiet and small. They’re the hiders, the meek that watch but never make a sound. But what kind of life is it when you watch everyone around you violated, mutilated, and eventually killed? It is enough to drive even the sanest person over the edge into madness. Available with Regular and Red Crossed covers by Christian Zanier,Torture cover by Tim Vigil, Wraparound cover by Gabriel Andrade, and Fatale Fantasy cover by Fernando Heinz.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: JUSTIN JORDAN continues his reign of terror as this story of depravity as the savior may not be what he appears. Crossed chronicles the vilest atrocities that man is capable of and there are no safe areas to hide. In a world of grinning maniacs, there is no help. There is no hope. There is only the Crossed. Available with Regular and Red Crossed Incentive covers by Christian Zanier, Torture cover by Tim Vigil, Wraparound cover by Ignacio Calero, and Fatal Fantasy cover by Fernando Heinz.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: KIERON GILLEN and DANIEL GETE begin a frightening new three part story taking readers deep into the carnage of the extended World War. After the horrible strike on England, Sieglinde is on the run. Exhausted, run-down, and nearly out of energy, this may be the opportunity the Allies have dreamed of – elimination of a Battleship Uber. Join the ranks of fans who are hailing Uber as the best new comic series of 2013. Available with Regular, War Crimes, and Wraparound covers by Daniel Gete, Propaganda Poster cover by Michael Dipascale, and a special Blitzkrieg Incentive cover also by Gete.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The Boys are back! No, not those boys, we’re talking about Dougie and Ivor, the Dicks! These two miscreants from Belfast are on a quest to insult every single reader of the Dicks series. And with GARTH ENNIS and JOHN MCCREA together again you can bet that no horrific slander is left unsaid. Join us on a journey through the bowels of toilet humor that will change the way you look at comics. Yes, we hang our head in shame. Available with Regular, Offensive, and Classic Moment Incentive covers by McCrea.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: JONATHAN HICKMAN’s vision for a world on the brink of destruction under the whim of the divine continues. MIKE COSTA has increased the insanity as the Son of God returns to deliver an unexpected message. For centuries man has prayed for the Christian Savior to return… but in a world of divine conflict that prayer may be the undoing of the human race. Available with a Regular, End of Days, and Iconic covers by Jacen Burrows, a Carnage Wraparound cover by German Nobile, and a special Gilded Retailer Incentive Cover also by Burrows.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Jesus Christ walks the earth once again. But gone are the visions of his pity and sacrifice. Now the world trembles as the returned gods struggle to grasp the last piece of humanity for themselves. Join the ranks of the blasphemous as MIKE COSTA delivers a story that will take you screaming into the pits of Hell. Available with a Regular, Iconic, and Gilded Incentive covers by Jacen Burrows, an End of Days cover by Matt Martin, and a special Carnage Wraparound by German Nobile.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Gabriel Andrade continues his vivid line of War Crimes covers with a special edition that brings the horrors of war to life! Limited 1250 copies.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Gabriel Andrade lets Stephanie shine with a special edition previously only available in the UK! Limited 850 copies.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: JACEN BURROWS gives us a glimpse at the anger of Athena! Limited 750 copies.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: If you’ve been a bad boy, time to get punished – Crossed style! Gabriel Andrade’s ret hot cover is limited to just 850 copies.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: When Sieglinde comes calling, you know death will follow! This stunning painted cover from Michael Dipascale is limited to just 500 copies!