Alan Moore Continues Writing Crossed +100 In January – And More Avatar Press Solicitations For Badlands, Uber, God Is Dead, Dark Gods And War Stories

January sees Alan Moore writing his second work-for-hire comic book issue in friend Garth Ennis’ world, for Crossed +100 as David Lapham returns to the ongoing Crossed Badlands series, Justin Jordan continues his Dark Gods, Kieron Gillen on Uber, Mike Costa on God Is Dead and Garth Ennis on War Stories. Does any other publisher right now have such a writers line-up? Here are Avatar Press’ solicitation information for January 2015. It’s Back To The Future year everyone!

Oh and they also own Bleeding Cool…

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CROSSED +100 #2
$3.99
Writer: Alan Moore
Covers and Art: Gabriel Andrade
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

Alan Moore places his unique stamp upon the Crossed universe, as he and artist Gabriel Andrade paint a vivid picture of the future 100 years after the outbreak! Future Taylor leads a salvage team that is exploring the ruins of Tennessee. She tries to piece together the past, while they gather supplies for the future. Together with the settlement of Chooga, they take the tentative steps of a new generation as they attempt to understand the horror that nearly wiped out the human race. But disturbing threads emerge, some sightings of Crossed occur, and a century-old mystery begins to be revealed. This multi-layered story delivers a new brand of horror to Crossed fans at the hands of the scribe that redefined the comics medium. Enter Alan Moore’s world of grueling survival with Crossed +100.

This masterwork is a self-contained whole new world, no prior knowledge of the Crossed series is needed.

All the covers for the series have been planned out by Alan Moore, with the images enriching and expanding on the series. Clues and glimpses of what came before, and what might be, are found throughout the variant covers.

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American History X Wraparound – Each of these will depict a specific time in the past hundred years, showing how things have changed and offering a peek at some key events. Each cover will display the year in which it takes place to help build the full picture.

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Crossed Culture – These are all images of how the Crossed have changed the way they live. With few humans left to hunt, and the animal kingdom thriving with predators, even the thrill-driven Crossed have had to make adjustments to their lifestyle.

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Future Tense – Each cover is a homage to a famous work of science fiction, and each of those original works ties into themes of this series.

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New World Order Wraparound – These are not for the faint of heart or delicate of constitution. We can’t even picture them in this catalog, they are visions of what an ideal all-Crossed world would be. If the madmen have their dreams come true, what would the everyday life look like? These covers are brutally intense images of true horror and may have scenes of torture, depravity, and nudity. These are clearly for adults only. Each copy of this edition will ship in a sealed polybag with a protective slip cover over the actual image to assure it can be racked in stores. The graphic pictured here is the slip cover only. Due to all these special protective measures this edition is strictly limited to initial orders.

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Also available with Retailer Incentive covers of Red Crossed and Design Sketch, showing the original works of series artist Gabriel Andrade.

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Don’t miss out on the ultra-rare CGC Numbered Edition as well!

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CROSSED +100 #2 American History X Wraparound
$3.99
Writer: Alan Moore
Covers and Art: Gabriel Andrade
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

CROSSED +100 #2 Crossed Culture
$3.99
Writer: Alan Moore
Covers and Art: Gabriel Andrade
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

CROSSED +100 #2 Future Tense
$3.99
Writer: Alan Moore
Covers and Art: Gabriel Andrade
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

CROSSED +100 #2 New World Order Wraparound Bagged
$5.99
Writer: Alan Moore
Covers and Art: Gabriel Andrade
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

CROSSED +100 #2 RED CROSSED RETAILER ORDER INCENTIVE
CROSSED +100 #2 DESIGN SKETCH RETAILER ORDER INCENTIVE
CROSSED +100 #2 CGC NUMBERED EDITION
$99.99
The ultimate collectible! CGC Numbered Editions are the most exclusive editions ever. Created for Avatar, these feature the highest quality in transparent verification as the entire print run of these editions is sent to CGC. There are no raw copies. Every copy is also assigned a unique number, 1 to 250, and you will be able to see a special census accounting for all copies and their grades on www.AvatarPress.com. All copies filling these orders will be graded 9.6 or better. Limited to 250 copies.

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CROSSED VOL 11 TPB
$19.99
Cover: Christian Zanier
Writer: Justin Jordan, Simon Spurrier
Art: Rafael Ortiz, Georges Duarte
MR, Color, 160 pages

The Crossed universe is an unyielding nightmare vision of animal depravity and homicidal insanity. In this volume, two of the industry’s best new talents come together to tell very different stories of despair. Simon Spurrier takes you to a picturesque environment in the English countryside with tweeting birds, friendly vicars, crumpets and jam, and a mob of Crossed lurking near the duck pond. No one sees Wheezy the fat asthmatic kid hiding up in the old tower but if he shows his face it will only be the farmer’s wife between him and a bloody fate. The problem is, she’s Crossed too. And newly-Crossed Justin Jordan tells his first diabolical tale as two women attempt to escape the band of monsters out for their blood. When a mysterious unseen Samaritan helps them escape to a sanctuary it seems as though they’ve found what little safety there is in the new world order. But trusting anyone in the world of Crossed usually leads to a gut-wrenching and miserable end. Crossed Vol 11 TP collects Crossed 2014 Annual and issues #57 – 61 of the ongoing Crossed: Badlands comic book series.

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CROSSED VOL 11 HC
$27.99
Cover: Christian Zanier
Writer: Justin Jordan, Simon Spurrier
Art: Rafael Ortiz, Georges Duarte
MR, Color, 160 pages

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DARK GODS #3
$3.99
Writer: Justin Jordan
Cover: Christian Zanier
Art: German Erramouspe
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing

Justin Jordan has destroyed the barrier that holds back the darkness and has let slip the ancient horrors back into the world. Those things that lurk just beyond human perception have returned and they are set upon reclaiming the carefully constructed human order in the name of unbridled chaos. Monsters, gods, and fiends from the recesses of base human fear are now made manifest in the flesh and nothing can stop their terrible need for destruction. German Erramouspe illustrates this new ongoing series that brings your nightmares to life. Available with Wraparound cover from series artist German Erramouspe, Regular and sultry Siren covers from Christian Zanier, a Fully-Painted Deity cover by Michael DiPascale, and a special Nightmare Retailer Order Incentive cover also by Zanier.

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DARK GODS #3 WRAPAROUND COVER
$3.99
Writer: Justin Jordan
Cover & Art: German Erramouspe
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing

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DARK GODS #3 SIREN COVER
$3.99
Writer: Justin Jordan
Cover: Christian Zanier
Art: German Erramouspe
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing

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DARK GODS #3 DEITY COVER
$3.99
Writer: Justin Jordan
Cover: Michael DiPascale
Art: German Erramouspe
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing

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DARK GODS #3 NIGHTMARE RETAILER ORDER INCENTIVE

***Countdown to Crossed #75 and C-Day 2015 begins now!

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CROSSED: BADLANDS #69
$3.99
Cover: Fernando Heinz
Writer: David Lapham
Art: Francisco Manna
MR, Color, 32 pages
***In Stores January 14, 2015

David Lapham is a master of violent crime drama and his latest foray into the world of Crossed has created some of the most brutal images yet. Gavin Land was a normal family man. He loved his kids and his wife. He played by the rules. But when a sadistic pornographer debases and kills his daughter before systematically destroying his life, something deep inside snaps. And not even a world full of homicidal maniacs will stop him from revenge. Available with Regular, Torture and Red Crossed covers by Fernando Heinz, Wraparound cover by Christian Zanier, and a Fatal Fantasy cover by Michael DiPascale.

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CROSSED: BADLANDS #69 WRAPAROUND
$3.99
Cover: Christian Zanier
Writer: David Lapham
Art: Francisco Manna
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores January 14, 2015

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CROSSED: BADLANDS #69 TORTURE COVER
$3.99
Cover: Christian Zanier
Writer: David Lapham
Art: Francisco Manna
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores January 14, 2015

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CROSSED: BADLANDS #69 FATAL FANTASY COVER
$3.99
Cover: Michael DiPascale
Writer: David Lapham
Art: Francisco Manna
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores January 14, 2015

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CROSSED: BADLANDS #69 RED CROSSED ORDER INCV CVR

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CROSSED: BADLANDS #70
$3.99
Cover: Fernando Heinz
Writer: David Lapham
Art: Francisco Manna
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores January 28, 2015

The epic conclusion to David Lapham’s brutal tale of misery and revenge is here! At long last, there are no more obstacles and no more reasons for delay. Gavin Land’s ultimate opportunity to avenge his family has come. And though his single minded purpose has helped him to survive in a world gone mad, what happens when that driving force is gone? Is the end of the quest simply the end of all? Or will he find some measure of peace doled out in buckets of blood? Available with Regular, Wraparound and Red Crossed Incentive covers by Fernando Heinz, a Fatal Fantasy cover by Michael DiPascale, and a Torture cover by Christian Zanier.

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CROSSED: BADLANDS #70 WRAPAROUND
$3.99
Cover: Fernando Heinz
Writer: David Lapham
Art: Francisco Manna
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores January 28, 2015

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CROSSED: BADLANDS #70 TORTURE COVER
$3.99
Cover: Christian Zanier
Writer: David Lapham
Art: Francisco Manna
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores January 28, 2015

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CROSSED: BADLANDS #70 FATAL FANTASY COVER
$3.99
Cover: Michael DiPascale
Writer: David Lapham
Art: Francisco Manna
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores January 28, 2015

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CROSSED: BADLANDS #70 RED CROSSED ORDER INCV CVR

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UBER #21
$3.99
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover and Art: Caanan White
MR, Color, 32 pages

The Allies are in a desperate race to counter the destructive onslaught of the German Uber battleships. With three potential Uber candidates in the USA the military makes moves to develop their own super soldiers. But will prejudicial decisions about which candidates will be fully activated doom the fledgling program before it gets off the ground? Kieron Gillen and Caanan White have captivated the comics community with the horrors of super human warfare in World War II. Available with Regular, Wraparound, War Crimes, and Blitzkrieg covers by Caanan White and a Propaganda Poster cover by Michael DiPascale.

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UBER #21 WRAPAROUND COVER
$3.99
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover and Art: Caanan White
MR, Color, 32 pages

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UBER #21 PROPAGANDA POSTER COVER
$3.99
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover: Michael DiPascale
Art: Caanan White
MR, Color, 32 pages

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UBER #21 WAR CRIMES COVER
$3.99
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover and Art: Caanan White
MR, Color, 32 pages

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GOD IS DEAD #26
$3.99
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 32 pages
***In Stores January 14, 2015

The Titans have been released upon a war ravaged world. Now giant beings and beasts threaten to turn the planet into a blazing ruin. The bickering gods have no choice but to unite in the face of certain destruction. But can their temporary truce last long enough to defeat the Titans or will the temptation to turn upon each other be too great to pass up? Don’t miss the epic new direction for God Is Dead! Available with a Regular, End of Days, and Gilded Retailer Incentive covers by Jacen Burrows, a Carnage Wraparound cover by German Nobile, an Iconic by Facundo Percio, and a special Enchanting cover by Gardenio Lima.

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GOD IS DEAD #26 ENCHANTING COVER
$3.99
Cover: Gardenio Lima
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores January 14, 2015

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GOD IS DEAD #26 END OF DAYS COVER
$3.99
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores January 14, 2015

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GOD IS DEAD #26 ICONIC COVER
$3.99
Cover: Facundo Percio
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores January 14, 2015

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GOD IS DEAD #26 CARNAGE WRAPAROUND COVER
$3.99
Cover: German Nobile
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores January 14, 2015

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GOD IS DEAD #26 GILDED RETAILER ORDER INCENTIVE COVER

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GOD IS DEAD #27
$3.99
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores January 28, 2015

Mike Costa has taken the war ravaged world to a new terrifying place. As gods make and break alliances in the face of destruction by the unstoppable Titans, the world burns beneath divine battle. And amidst the destruction and death, mankind unlikely saviors plot a way to send the gluttonous gods back to their dusty tombs. Available with a Regular, Iconic and Gilded Retailer Incentive covers by Jacen Burrows, a Carnage Wraparound cover by German Nobile, and Enchanting and End of Days covers by Facundo Percio.

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GOD IS DEAD #27 ENCHANTING COVER
$3.99
Cover: Facundo Percio
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores January 28, 2015

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GOD IS DEAD #27 END OF DAYS COVER
$3.99
Cover: Facundo Percio
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores January 28, 2015

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GOD IS DEAD #27 ICONIC COVER
$3.99
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores January 28, 2015

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GOD IS DEAD #27 CARNAGE WRAPAROUND COVER
$3.99
Cover: German Nobile
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 32 pages

***In Stores January 28, 2015

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GOD IS DEAD #27 GILDED RETAILER ORDER INCENTIVE COVER

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WAR STORIES #4
$3.99
Writer: Garth Ennis
Cover &Art: Tomas Aria
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing

In 1973, the Golan Heights was the home to the most brutal tank warfare in history. As a young nation of Israel faced the imposing forces of the Syrian army, the true mettle of these soldiers would be tested as never before. No one delivers hard hitting stories of war like Garth Ennis. War Stories is the showcase for some of the darkest hours from history’s most violent clashes and this month Tomas Aria illustrates part one of Children of Israel. Available with Regular &Wraparound covers by Tomas Aria, and Good Girl Nose Art & Battle Damage Retailer Incentive covers by Matt Martin.

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WAR STORIES #4 WRAPAROUND COVER
$3.99
Cover: Matt Martin
Writer: Garth Ennis
Art: Keith Burns
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

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WAR STORIES #4 GOOD GIRL NOSE ART COVER
$3.99
Cover: Matt Martin
Writer: Garth Ennis
Art: Keith Burns
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

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WAR STORIES #4 BATTLE DAMAGE RETAILER ORDER INCENTIVE COVER

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CALIBAN #1 PLATINUM CGC NUMBERED EDITION
$119.99
Writer: Garth Ennis
Cover & Art: Facundo Percio

This Platinum Foil edition of Caliban #1 Dark Matter is the ultimate collectible! CGC Numbered Editions are the most exclusive editions ever. Created for Avatar, these feature the highest quality in transparent verification as the entire print run of these editions is sent to CGC. There are no raw copies. Every copy is also assigned a unique number, 1 to 150, and you will be able to see a special census accounting for all copies and their grades on www.AvatarPress.com. All copies filling these orders will be graded 9.8 or better. Limited to 150 copies.

UBER #17 Heroines
$9.99
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover: Caanan White
Art: Daniel Gete
MR, Color, 32 pages

The Allies lucky ladies get their own cover that is limited to just 600 copies!

CROSSED: BADLANDS #50 Princess
$5.99
Writer: Garth Ennis
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Art: Christian Zanier
MR, Color, 32 pages

Every parent’s worst nightmare comes to live on this haunting cover by Jacen Burrows that is limited to just 750 copies!

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.