Avatar Solicitations For April 2015 – Alan Moore To Garth Ennis To Max Brooks

Here are the books from Avatar Press shipping in April 2015… new Crossed Badlands and Extinction Parade collections, the continuing Crossed + 100 from Alan Moore and Gabriele Andrade, Kieron Gillen writes Crossed for C-Day, as well as more Uber, Dark Gods, War Stories and God Is Dead

CROSSED VOL 12 TPB
$24.99
Cover: Gabriel Andrade
Writer: David Lapham
Art: Francisco Manna
MR, Color, 224 pages

Garth Ennis’ world of Crossed has become the pinnacle of survival horror in fiction. David Lapham (Stray Bullets) returns to Crossed with a crime story told both before and after the Crossed outbreak! A father is pushed to the brink when his family is brutally tortured and killed. With only revenge to keep him going, he becomes a monster himself with only one purpose, to find the man that did this and make him suffer more than anyone has before. But then C-Day happened and the world changed. Now a mystery to solve becomes one man’s singular obsession to cross a sea of maniacs and destroy a monster no matter the cost. There is no help and there is no hope. There is only the Crossed. This volume collects issues #62 – 70 of the ongoing Crossed: Badlands series.

CROSSED VOL 12 HC
$32.99
Cover: Gabriel Andrade
Writer: David Lapham
Art: Francisco Manna
MR, Color, 224 pages

EXTINCTION PARADE VOL 02 WAR TPB
$19.99
Writer: Max Brooks
Cover & Art: Raulo Caceres
MR, Color, 160 pages

New York Times bestselling Author, 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 new world order. The human race is facing extinction and should they succumb, so too shall the vampires disappear beneath the waves of rotting walking dead. Now the vampire race has mobilized and formed a grand Army of the Bloodline to combat the growing threat of extinction. But after centuries of ambivalence will they be able to learn how to wage war before it is too late? This volume collects the Extinction Parade: War #1 – 5 comic book series.

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CROSSED +100 #5
$3.99
Writer: Alan Moore
Covers and Art: Gabriel Andrade
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

Future Taylor discovers the shocking truth about the Crossed infection and their evolution. The impossible has occurred and the future holds an ominous and seemingly unstoppable horror from taking root. Alan Moore, the man who revolutionized the comics medium, returns to monthly comics and puts 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! This multi-layered story delivers a new brand of horror to Crossed fans at the hands of the scribe that redefined the comics medium. 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. Available with Regular, American History X Wraparound, Crossed Culture, Future Tense, as well as Retailer Incentive covers of Red Crossed and Design Sketch. Also, the New World Order Wraparound (Bagged for your safety). Due to all these special protective measures this edition is strictly limited to initial orders. Don’t miss out on the ultra-rare CGC Numbered Edition as well!

CROSSED +100 #5 American History X Wraparound
$3.99
Writer: Alan Moore
Covers and Art: Gabriel Andrade
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

CROSSED +100 #5 Crossed Culture
$3.99
Writer: Alan Moore
Covers and Art: Gabriel Andrade
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

CROSSED +100 #5 Future Tense
$3.99
Writer: Alan Moore
Covers and Art: Gabriel Andrade
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

CROSSED +100 #5 New World Order Wraparound Bagged
$5.99
Writer: Alan Moore
Covers and Art: Gabriel Andrade
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

CROSSED +100 #5 RED CROSSED RETAILER ORDER INCENTIVE
Writer: Alan Moore
Covers and Art: Gabriel Andrade
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

CROSSED +100 #5 DESIGN SKETCH RETAILER ORDER INCENTIVE
Writer: Alan Moore
Covers and Art: Gabriel Andrade
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

CROSSED +100 #5 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 100, 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 100 copies.

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CROSSED: BADLANDS #75
$3.99
Cover: Fernando Heinz
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art: Rafa Ortiz
MR, Color, 32 pages
***In Stores April 15, 2015

Crossed C-Day 2015 is here! And to celebrate the event, superstar writer Kieron Gillen (Uber, Wicked & Devine) is launching a new story arc that will take the horrors of the Crossed back to the ancient past! 75,000 years ago was the closest humanity has ever came to being purged from the Earth. There were as few as 2000 humans remaining. This is historical fact. Why it came to this is generally blamed on super-volcano Toba causing a minor ice-age. But that’s not the full story. That is not the history of the Homo Tortor, i.e. Man The Toturer. This empire before the beginning of time, that sends raiding parties gathering other Homo species and enormous mega-fauna, invented cruelty, refined domination, perfected killing. And they think their power will last forever. Join the hunt for historical answers with this issue that kicks off C-Day events worldwide as fans celebrate the grueling world of Crossed at comic shops everywhere. There is no help, there is no hope. There is only the Crossed. Available with Regular, Homo Tortor, Megafauna Mayhem, & Terror Birds Covers by Fernando Heinz, Torture & Ritual Covers by Raulo Caceres, Wraparound Cover by Rafa Ortiz, Art Deco Cover by Michael DiPascale, Femme Fatale cover by Juan Jose Ryp, and a special Red Crossed Incentive Cover also by Heinz.

CROSSED: BADLANDS #75 WRAPAROUND
$3.99
Cover: Rafa Ortiz
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art: Rafa Ortiz
MR, Color, 32 pages
***In Stores April 15, 2015

CROSSED: BADLANDS #75 TORTURE COVER
$3.99
Cover: Raulo Caceres
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art: Rafa Ortiz
MR, Color, 32 pages
***In Stores April 15, 2015

CROSSED: BADLANDS #75 ART DECOCOVER
$3.99
Cover: Michael DiPascale
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art: Rafa Ortiz
MR, Color, 32 pages
***In Stores April 15, 2015

CROSSED: BADLANDS #75 FEMME FATALE COVER
$3.99
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art: Rafa Ortiz
MR, Color, 32 pages
***In Stores April 15, 2015

CROSSED: BADLANDS #75 HOMO TORTOR COVER
$3.99
Cover: Fernando Heinz
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art: Rafa Ortiz
MR, Color, 32 pages
***In Stores April 15, 2015

CROSSED: BADLANDS #75 MEGAFAUNA MAYHEM COVER
$3.99
Cover: Fernando Heinz
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art: Rafa Ortiz
MR, Color, 32 pages
***In Stores April 15, 2015

CROSSED: BADLANDS #75 RITUAL COVER
$3.99
Cover: Raulo Caceres
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art: Rafa Ortiz
MR, Color, 32 pages
***In Stores April 15, 2015

CROSSED: BADLANDS #75 TERROR BIRDS COVER
$3.99
Cover: Fernando Heinz
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art: Rafa Ortiz
MR, Color, 32 pages
***In Stores April 15, 2015

CROSSED: BADLANDS #75 RED CROSSED ORDER INCV CVR
Cover:Fernando Heinz
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art: Rafa Ortiz
MR, Color, 32 pages
***In Stores April 15, 2015

CROSSED: BADLANDS #75 DELUXE COLLECTOR BOX SET
$49.99

Prepare for C-Day 2015 with all ten of the solicited Crossed: Badlands #75 covers in this deluxe box set, and three exclusive editions! The Regular, Wraparound, Torture, Art Deco, Femme Fatale, Homo Tortor, Ritual, Megafauna Mayhem, Terror Birds, and the Red Crossed order incentive are included. But that is not all! You also get two Crossed: Badlands #75 exclusive VIP editions and the super-rare Saber Tooth cover, all three of those only available in this boxed set! A $90 value for only $49.99! Limited to just 500 sets, these are sure to go fast!

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DARK GODS #6
$3.99
Cover: Michael DiPascale
Writer: Justin Jordan
Art: German Erramouspe
MR, Color, 32 pages, 6 of 6

The final issue of Justin Jordan’s Dark Gods is here! The agents of The Storm must face the rising tide of ancient monsters from the void of Chaos. Their mission has been to stop the flood of horrors, but what happens if they fail? The world as we know it must evolve as everyday people that lived in ignorance of the monsters just outside their vision are brought face-to-face with the grinning devils of other dimensions. The Dark Gods have arrived. German Erramouspe illustrates this new series with special painted sequences by Michael DiPascale. Available with Regular, Wraparound, and Fully-Painted Deity Covers by Michael DiPascale, Sultry Siren Cover from Christian Zanier, and a special Nightmare Retailer Order Incentive Cover also by Zanier.

DARK GODS #6 WRAPAROUND COVER
$3.99
Cover: Michael DiPascale
Writer: Justin Jordan
Art: German Erramouspe
MR, Color, 32 pages

DARK GODS #6 SIREN COVER
$3.99
Writer: Justin Jordan
Cover: Christian Zanier
Art: German Erramouspe
MR, Color, 32 pages

DARK GODS #6 DEITY COVER
$3.99
Writer: Justin Jordan
Cover: Michael DiPascale
Art: German Erramouspe
MR, Color, 32 pages

DARK GODS #6 NIGHTMARE RETAILER ORDER INCENTIVE
Writer: Justin Jordan
Cover: Christian Zanier
Art: German Erramouspe
MR, Color, 32 pages

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UBER #24
$3.99
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover & Art: Daniel Gete
MR, Color, 32 pages

The Great Burn is unveiled in the latest shocking chapter of Kieron Gillen’s groundbreaking alternate history epic! The unbelievable aftermath of the Battleship fight between Germany’s Sieglinde and Russia’s Maria changes the very face of the war on all sides. As the world faces devastation on a global scale, the Allies encounter new horrors in the enhanced human war to end all wars. Available with Regular, Wraparound, and Blitzkrieg Covers by Daniel Gete, a War Crimes Cover by Caanan White, and a Propaganda Poster Cover by Michael DiPascale.

UBER #24 WRAPAROUND COVER
$3.99
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover& Art: Daniel Gete
MR, Color, 32 pages

UBER #24 PROPAGANDA POSTER COVER
$3.99
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover: Michael DiPascale
Art: Daniel Gete
MR, Color, 32 pages

UBER #24 WAR CRIMES COVER
$3.99
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover: Caanan White
Art: Daniel Gete
MR, Color, 32 pages

UBER #24 BLITZKRIEG ORDER INCV CVR
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover & Art: Daniel Gete
MR, Color, 32 pages

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

The Great Deceiver has been busy plotting and planning. After the death of his greatest foe, he was unprepared for what would happen next. But now, history’s most devious fallen angel has a new plan and it may be his most vile yet. Mike Costa takes the deity ravaged world to the brink with this newest chapter in the God is Dead universe. Available with a Regular, Iconic, and Gilded Retailer Incentive Covers by Jacen Burrows, an Enchanting Cover by Gardenio Lima, a Carnage Wraparound Cover by German Nobile, and an End of Days Cover by Raulo Caceres.

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

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

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

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

GOD IS DEAD #32 GILDED RETAILER ORDER INCENTIVE COVER
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 32 pages

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GOD IS DEAD #33
$3.99
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Juan Frigeri
MR, Color, 32 pages

Deception is the currency of the day as the gods plot and plan behind each other’s backs with their petty strategies for ruling the devastated Earth. But among the struggling human survivors on the ruined planet, one hunter finally finds the most important girl in the world. Will history repeat itself with the rise of Gaia or is it too late for even Mother Earth to recover from the strain of hundreds of years of misery? Available with a Regular, End of Days, and Gilded Retailer Incentive Covers by Jacen Burrows, Iconic and Enchanting Covers by Raulo Caceres, and a Carnage Wraparound Cover by German Nobile.

GOD IS DEAD #33 ENCHANTING COVER
$3.99
Cover: Raulo Caceres
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Juan Frigeri
MR, Color, 32 pages

GOD IS DEAD #33 END OF DAYS COVER
$3.99
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Juan Frigeri
MR, Color, 32 pages

GOD IS DEAD #33 ICONIC COVER
$3.99
Cover: Raulo Caceres
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Juan Frigeri
MR, Color, 32 pages

GOD IS DEAD #33 CARNAGE WRAPAROUND COVER
$3.99
Cover: German Nobile
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Juan Frigeri
MR, Color, 32 pages

GOD IS DEAD #33 GILDED RETAILER ORDER INCENTIVE COVER
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Juan Frigeri
MR, Color, 32 pages

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WAR STORIES #7
$3.99
Writer: Garth Ennis
Cover &Art: Tomas Aria
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing

“When I was a little girl, my mother told me tales of knights in shining armour, who would save damsels like me from dragons and other monsters…” February 1945: as the Soviet war machine crashes into eastern Germany on a tidal wave of carnage and revenge, a mother and her children join the flood of refugees struggling to stay ahead of the invaders. But the realities of battle are dreadful to behold, and what the little family find waiting for them is deadlier than any mythical dragon. Worse still, the strange figures who appear from the deep woods are far from being knights in shining armour- and in these dark times, the price of salvation may just be too much to bear. A dark tale of conflict and its consequences, by Garth Ennis and Tomas Aira: part one of The Last German Winter. Available with Regular &Wraparound Covers by Tomas Aria, and Good Girl Nose Art & Battle Damage Retailer Incentive Covers by Matt Martin.

WAR STORIES #7 WRAPAROUND COVER
$3.99
Writer: Garth Ennis
Cover & Art: Tomas Aria
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

WAR STORIES #7 GOOD GIRL NOSE ART COVER
$3.99
Cover: Matt Martin
Writer: Garth Ennis
Art: Tomas Aira
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

WAR STORIES #7 BATTLE DAMAGE RETAILER ORDER INCENTIVE COVER
Cover: Matt Martin
Writer: Garth Ennis
Art: Tomas Aira
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

 

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