Garth Ennis’ War Stories Back In Print In Avatar Press Solicitations For August 2015

Posted by May 15, 2015 Comment

Here are Avatar Press solcitations, from the upcoming June Previews, shipping for August 2015. Comics from Garth Ennis, Si Spurrier, Justin Jordan, Mike Costa, David Lapham, Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer... what’s not to love?

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WAR STORIES 01 TPB NEW EDITION
$24.99
Writer: Garth Ennis
Art: Dave Gibbons, John Higgins, David Lloyd, Chris Weston
MR, Color, 240 pages

For the first time in a decade, the original War Stories are back in print! Fully re-mastered, these stunning works have never looked so good. Featuring some of the finest war comics ever done, with scripts by Garth Ennis (Preacher, Crossed, The Boys) and art by some of the biggest names in comics. Collected in Volume 1 are:

Johann’s Tiger
Drawn by Chris Weston (The Filth).A German tank crew face their own damnation in the twilight of the Second World War, as old ghosts and old sins catch up with them.

D-Day Dodgers
Drawn by John Higgins (Pride & Joy). British soldiers in the remote Italian campaign find themselves fighting a forgotten war, while others closer to home reap the glory.

Screaming Eagles
Drawn by Dave Gibbons (Watchmen). Exhausted by years of combat, American paratroopers come to the end of the road- and are suddenly granted a strange reward.

Nightingale
Drawn by David Lloyd (V for Vendetta). A Royal Navy escort ship on the nightmarish Arctic convoy run hits trouble- and only the ultimate sacrifice will earn her crew redemption.

Features an afterword by Ennis discussing the real-life origins of all four stories.

WAR STORIES 02 TPB NEW EDITION
$24.99
Writer: Garth Ennis
Art: David Lloyd, Cam Kennedy, Carlos Ezquerra, Gary Erskine
MR, Color, 240 pages

A new re-mastered edition of the second volume of the original War Stories, written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, Crossed, The Boys) and featuring art by some of comics’ all-time greats. Volume 2 features:

J for Jenny
Drawn by David Lloyd (V for Vendetta). The nightly operations of an RAF Lancaster bomber are dangerous enough, but discord among the crew could mean their end.

The Reivers
Drawn by Cam Kennedy (Rogue Trooper). In the western desert, an SAS patrol wreaks in night-time raids against German units- but their leader holds a dark secret all his own.

Condors
Drawn by Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd). During the brutal Spanish Civil War, four soldiers from four different armies find they have a lot in common- but not quite enough to end the conflict.

Archangel
Drawn by Gary Erskine (Dan Dare). A down on his luck RAF pilot runs afoul of his commanding officer, and ends up “volunteering” for a terrifying one-way trip.

Features an afterword by Ennis in which the real-life inspiration for the stories is revealed.

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DARK GODS VOL 01 TPB
$19.99
Cover: Christian Zanier
Writer: Justin Jordan
Art: German Erramouspe, Michael DiPascale
MR, Color, 160 pages

Justin Jordan is unleashing some ancient evil! For millennia the human race has felt safe in its orderly world never imagining the chaos that lurks just outside the boundaries of reality. The mysterious Murdock leads The Storm, a group of heroes that are humanity’s last line of defense against the brewing Primordial Chaos and The Serpent, Tiamat herself! Her hideous monster children slowly emerge ahead of Tiamat’s return as human-creature hybrids set upon inflicting horrors in their wake and preparing the world to submit to the ultimate force of chaos. The Storm has to prevent this invasion, stop the rest of humanity from breaking into panic, and hold back the flood of horrors that come with the return of the original evils, the Dark Gods themselves! This volume collects the Dark Gods #1 – 6 comic book series.

CROSSED: WISH YOU WERE HERE VOL 01 – 04 TPB SLIPCASE EDITION
$59.99
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Art: Fernando Melek, Javier Barreno
MR, Color, 4 Volumes

This four volume collection of Simon Spurrier’s complete award winning Crossed: Wish You Were Here Volumes 1- 4 is beautifully presented in a value priced collector’s slipcase edition for the first time! A contagion—or a curse—has decimated the planet. Marked with a bloody cross, the Infected are driven to indulge their sickest desires. In this world of psychos, savages, and sexual predators, the few remaining uninfected learn to keep moving: endlessly fleeing fate. This is the story of those who refused. Those who are too desperate, too angry, or too broken to hide from horror. It’s the story of a comic-book writer who witnessed the downfall of London, and now finds himself in the midst of a new community, a new start, on a barren island off the Scottish coast. Pretending, just for a while, that he’s safe, that he’s useful…that he has a future. It won’t last. There’s no sanctuary. No fighting back. No hope. There’s only the Crossed.

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MERCURY HEAT #2 REGULAR CVR
$3.99
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover &Art: Omar Francia
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing monthly

Kieron Gillen continues to kick things into high gear with the ongoing sci-fi epic Mercury Heat! Luiza is faced with a real murder mystery, and one that gets harder to solve with all the people trying to kill her! But she’ll explore the dark corners of her new home of Mercury and push things too far before she is willing to admit defeat. Available with Regular, Wraparound, Art Nouveau, Excessive Force, and a special Designs Incentive Cover by series artist Omar Francia.

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CROSSED +100 #9 REGULAR CVR
$3.99
Cover: Gabriel Andrade
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Art: Fernando Heinz
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

Simon Spurrier continues to take the incredible self-sustaining world of Alan Moore’s Crossed +100 into a frightening new direction. Future Taylor attempts to uncover the cause behind the rising tide of Crossed populations in the new world. And in the darkness she finds that something insidious may cause her to question her most dear beliefs. Several special themed covers continue to enrich the series:

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. Art by Gabriel Andrade.

Crossed Wires – The Crossed just don’t see or make things the same way a person would, these images celebrate that day-to-day madness. Art by Christian Zanier.

Disastered – These will show how America has changed since the original Crossed outbreak. Art by Christian Zanier.

Horrific Homage – What if the Crossed were there from the very beginning of comics? This edition will be an Homage to a great Golden Age cover. Art by Michael DiPascale.

Wishful Fiction – The evolution of science-fiction would have been very different with the Crossed as we show you here! Art by Jacen Burrows.

CROSSED +100 #9 RED CROSSED RETAILER ORDER INCENTIVE CVR
Cover: Jacen Burrows

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CROSSED: BADLANDS #82 REGULAR CVR
$3.99
Cover: Christian Zanier
Writer& Artist: Mike Wolfer
MR, Color, 32 pages
***In Stores August12, 2015

After admitting two women into their defensible stronghold atop a collapsed bridge, an uneasy alliance of survivors discovers just how the women successfully navigated through the horrors on the ground below- They followed the advice of their “bible,” a best-selling, “zombie survival guide” novel. Fiction or not, the book could be the answer to saving all of their lives in the wasteland ruled by the maniacal Crossed! Available with Regular Cover by Christian Zanier, Wraparound& Torture Covers by Raulo Caceres, C-Day Worldwide Cover by Facundo Percio, Art Deco Cover by Michael Dipascale, and Red Crossed Incentive Cover also by Zanier

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Cover: Christian Zanier
Writer& Artist: Mike Wolfer
MR, Color, 32 pages
***In Stores August12, 2015

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CROSSED: BADLANDS #83 REGULAR CVR
$3.99
Cover: Christian Zanier
Writer& Artist: Mike Wolfer
MR, Color, 32 pages
***In Stores August 26, 2015

The bridge survivors might be beyond the grasp of the vile Crossed, but they’re not out of the twisted murders’ sight. Led by “The Surgeon” and her crew, an alliance of Crossed practice their torturous ways in plain view of the survivors, and the constant barrage of horror begins to form cracks in the once solid affiliation of the uninfected. But the survivors have even more to worry them, as Morgan and Olivia reveal that their zombie survival guide proves that the practices the group have employed could spell their doom if immediate changes aren’t implemented.Available with Regular Cover by Christian Zanier, Wraparound Cover by Nahuel Lopez, Torture Cover by Raulo Caceres, C-Day Worldwide Cover by German Nobile, Art Deco Cover by Michael Dipascale, and Red Crossed Incentive Cover also by Zanier.

CROSSED: BADLANDS #83 RED CROSSED ORDER INCV CVR
$3.99
Cover: Christian Zanier
Writer& Artist: Mike Wolfer
MR, Color, 32 pages
***In Stores August 26, 2015

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GOD IS DEAD #40 REGULAR CVR
$3.99
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Juan Frigeri
MR, Color, 32 pages

What would Gods do without humanity worshiping them? What would humanity look like if there was never religion? After the rebirth of the universe, major questions are posed. The only answers come with blood! Available with Regular Cover by Jacen Burrows, Enchanting & End of Days Covers by Jose Luis, Iconic Cover by Juan Frigeri, a Carnage Wraparound Cover by German Nobile, and a specialGilded Incentive Cover also by Burrows.

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GOD IS DEAD #41 REGULAR CVR
$3.99
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 32 pages

After all the insanity and the misery the human race has endured, do they have the fortitude left to recover from the unfolding horror? Mike Costa spins the latest shocking chapter in the world of divine destruction. Available with a Regular Cover by Jacen Burrows, End of Days, Enchanting Covers by Jose Luis, Iconic Cover by Juan Frigeri, Carnage Wraparound Cover by German Nobile, and a special Gilded Retailer Incentive cover also by Frigeri.

GOD IS DEAD #41 GILDED RETAILER ORDER INCENTIVE CVR
Cover: Juan Frigeri
Writer: Mike Costa
Art: Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 32 pages

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WAR STORIES #11 REGULAR CVR
$3.99
Writer: Garth Ennis
Cover &Art: Tomas Aria
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing

Things get worse for the little band of Irish soldiers entering Hitler’s Third Reich, as the German army turns out to have plenty of fight left in it. A battle in the deep woods leaves our heroes lost and scattered- and that’s when one of them decides to settle an old score. Tensions from Ireland’s bloody past come to a head, in part two of Our Wild Geese Go, by Garth Ennis and Tomas Aira. Available with Regular & Wraparound Covers by Tomas Aria, and Good Girl Nose Art & Battle Damage Retailer Incentive Covers by Matt Martin.

WAR STORIES #11 BATTLE DAMAGE RETAILER ORDER INCENTIVE CVR
Cover: Matt Martin
Writer: Garth Ennis
Art: Tomas Aira
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

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CROSSED: BADLANDS #75 CHICAGO ART DECO COVER
$9.99
Cover: Michael DiPascale
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art: Rafa Ortiz
MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly

The next in our line of luscious exclusive convention Art Deco covers, this one previously only available in Chicago’s C2E2 and limited to just 350 copies!

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SUPERGOD – COMPLETE SERIES COLLECTOR BOX SET
$79.99
Box Set of comics

Fresh from the archives, every cover on every issue of Warren Ellis’ Supergod series is available here in this special box set! The Regular, Wraparound, Auxiliary, Convention, and Church of Supergod covers on #1-5 are all here. 25 books in total in a set priced less than original retail prices! Limited to just 100 sets, these are sure to go fast!

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CROSSED: FAMILY VALUES – COMPLETE SERIES COLLECTOR BOX SET
$199.99
Box Set of comics

The second Crossed series featured tons of great, rare, cover variants and for the first time every one of them are collected in this special box set! Every cover on all seven issues, including the ultra-rare VIP covers is here, the complete set! Nine covers on #1, nine covers on #2, nine covers on #3, nine covers on #4, five covers on #5, five covers on #6 and five covers on #7 – 51 books in total in a set priced less than original retail prices! Limited to just 100 sets, these are sure to go fast!

Avatar Press is the publisher of Bleeding Cool.

About Rich Johnston

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

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