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Avatar Press solicitations for product shipping July, 2002

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Warren Ellis’ STRANGE KILLINGS: The Body Orchard #1

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Mike Wolfer

Writer: Warren Ellis

Artist: Mike Wolfer

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly, 1 of 6

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Warren Ellis and Mike Wolfer return for
more Strange Killings! Before his disgrace and removal to
solo deniable duties, Sergeant Major William Gravel was part
of SAS team Alpha One Four. He hasn’t seen his teammates
since his fall. He knows only that they’re still in the
job, doing the things he used to do. Which doesn’t remotely
explain why, while he’s moonlighting in New York, the Alpha
One Four team should be seen blowing away a newly-elected
mayor — a military man himself , and then vanishing into
thin air… This series digs deep into William Gravel’s
magic past and begs an answer to one of the greatest combat
magician secrets, what is the Body Orchard?

Warren Ellis’ STRANGE KILLINGS: The Body Orchard #1

Wraparound

Retail Price: $3.95 US

Cover: Mike Wolfer

Writer: Warren Ellis

Artist: Mike Wolfer

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly, 1 of 6

SHI: Poisoned Paradise #2 – Tucci

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: William Tucci

Writer: William Tucci

Artist: Karl Waller

Readership: all ages

Format: FC, 32 pages, 2 of 2

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Billy Tucci’s Shi concludes her first color series as
Avatar with this action packed finale!

Shi has gotten trapped in between a vicious warlord that wants her dead and
an innocent village that has taken her in to heal after her severe wounds
of her last battle. With no choice but to engage the huge samurai army,
she assembles what little help she can find and prepares for what will
certainly be her most deadly battle! Set in the Feudal times of Japan,
Poisoned Paradise is the first of Billy Tucci’s all-new stories of Shi
through the ages. The time period is brought back to life with the
luscious artwork of Karl Waller and vibrant colors by Nimbus. Death has a
new face this summer and Shi’s back in full force, don’t miss this stunning
conclusion!

SHI: Poisoned Paradise #2 – Martin

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Matt Martin

Writer: William Tucci

Artist: Karl Waller

Readership: all ages

Format: FC, 32 pages, 2 of 2

SHI: Poisoned Paradise #2 – Waller

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Karl Waller

Writer: William Tucci

Artist: Karl Waller

Readership: all ages

Format: FC, 32 pages, 2 of 2

SHI: Poisoned Paradise #2 – Shaw

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Karl Waller

Writer: William Tucci

Artist: Karl Waller

Readership: all ages

Format: FC, 32 pages, 2 of 2

COVEN: Tooth and Nail #1 Fantom cover

Retail Price: $5.95 US

Cover: Karl Waller

Writer: Robert Lugibihl

Artist: Ron Adrian

Readership: All ages

Format: FC, 32 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Karl Waller unleashes another vampiric masterpiece
with this Fantom cover! The lycanthropic Darkwolf has come seeking
vengeance upon his sister Fantom, and Spellcaster is caught in the middle
after she is bitten by Darkwolf and infected with his dreaded curse. In a
desperate scramble against time, Spellcaster, Fantom and Scratch must fight
tooth and nail against Darkwolf and his pack as they make their way across
town to the one man who may be able to prevent Spellcaster from being
doomed to life as a werewolf! Red hot artist Ron Adrian (Witchblade,
Darkchylde) has slaved over these pages to make them the most stunning of
his career. This special edition is limited to just 1000 copies.

10th Muse / Demonslayer #1/2 Conflict Edition

Retail Price: $5.95 US

Cover: Marat Mychaels

Writer: Robert Lugibihl

Artist: Marat Mychaels

Readership: All Ages

Format: full color, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The lovely ladies square off against the mysterious
Andromeda on the stunning new cover by Marat Mychaels! Jaclyn Hayes and
Emma Sonnet…the Demonslayer and the 10th Muse. Two women whose destinies
have been forced upon them and whose fates become intertwined when a
mysterious assailant renders Jaclyn unconscious and sends her demonic lover
Michael on a mission to destroy the 10th Muse. If Emma loses this battle
she will surely die, but if she kills Michael she will face the unbridled
fury of the Demonslayer! This special edition is limited to just 1500
copies.

Tim Vigil’s WEBWITCH Companion Cave of Evil Edition

Retail Price: $5.95 US

Cover: Matt Martin

Writer/Artist: Tim Vigil

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Matt Martin provides this stunning new cover. Tim
Vigil’s all new Webwitch series is coming soon, and this special Companion
provides a special new prelude story! That’s right, an exclusive lead-in
to the #1 issue can only be found in this limited Webwitch Companion
featuring luscious art by the one and only Tim Vigil. This book also
includes a special look at the characters of the upcoming series and at the
Webwitch adventures before now. For Webwitch and Tim Vigil fans, this is a
book you don’t want to miss! This special edition is limited to just 1500
copies.

AVENGELYNE: Seraphicide #1/2 and #1 Prism Foil set

Retail Price: $19.95 US

Covers: Al Rio

Writer: Robert Lugibihl

Artist: Rick Lyon

Readership: All ages

Format: full color, 16 and 32 pages, bagged set of two books

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Avengelyne is caught in the cross hairs of the
deadliest assassin on the planet, the luscious Onyx. Raised since a child
to master one thing, killing, Onyx brings a fury of firepower and slicing
swords to bear against Avengelyne. So who would want the Earth Angel dead?
And will Avengelyne live long enough to find out why? You don’t want to
miss this hard hitting and action packed series! This special Prism foil
set ships with two limited editions bagged together, each limited to just
400 copies, with a certificate of authenticity.

THRESHOLD #46 DEMONSLAYER connecting cover

Retail Price: $5.95 US

Cover: Marat Mychaels

Artists: Marat Mychaels, Phil Xavier

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 48 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Demonslayer continues her extended run in Threshold
with some unusual demon trouble. It seems that the Roman Catholic church
has some unexpected visitors underneath Vatican City and Jaclyn may be the
only one who can help. Marat Mychaels’ Demonslayer has been heating up the
pages of Threshold for the past several issues. Now available for the
first time is the beginning chapter of the Demonslayer saga in this special
connecting cover. There will be one of these connecting covers on each of
the first six issues of Threshold with Demonslayer that are all beautiful
works of art on their own, but combine to create one huge image! This
special edition is limited to just 750 copies.

WARREN ELLIS’ STRANGE KISS TPB (O/A Star12541)

Retail Price: $8.95 US

Cover: Mike Wolfer

Writer: Warren Ellis

Artwork: Mike Wolfer

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 72 pages, TPB

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The entire Strange Kiss series collected in one volume
featuring the introduction of William Gravel! Featuring an all-new
introduction by Warren Ellis and new pinup art by Mike Wolfer. Strange Kiss
is best described by Ellis himself, “A horrific murder-suicide in the
middle of a busy city street at midday; an old man rotting and bloating in
a hospital bed, something sick gestating inside him; in a darkened place
close by, people screaming, impregnated, doomed. Something beautiful and
awful is trying to reproduce, and its strange kiss is only to be feared…”

STRANGE KISS SCRIPT BOOK (O/A)

Retail Price: $4.95 US

Cover: Mike Wolfer

Writer: Warren Ellis

Readership: All ages

Format: B&W, all text, 48 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Warren Ellis fans have been screaming to see the
master’s original scripts, well here they are! With all-new commentary on
the genesis of the book, the scripting of the series, and how to write
horror comic books all by Warren Ellis, this is destined to be a classic
compendium! See for yourself why Warren Ellis is the most critically
acclaimed writer since Alan Moore! New cover by Mike Wolfer.

WARREN ELLIS’ STRANGER KISSES TPB (O/A Star14717)

Retail Price: $9.95 US

Cover: Mike Wolfer

Writer: Warren Ellis

Artist: Mike Wolfer

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 72 pages, square bound TPB

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Warren Ellis brings his mad visions to life with the
same team who brought you Strange Kiss, with Mike Wolfer on art and Dan
Parsons on painted grey tones. Stranger Kisses is about people for whom two
genders are not enough, no matter how you play mix-and-match with
sexuality. It’s also about videotape, bad secrets, and what it’s like to
have an entire city wanting to kill you. The videotape is of seriously
physically modified whores. Possibly altered at the genetic level.
Because those extra orifices look grown. And those weird protuberances
don’t look artificial…. A very 21st Century comic, mad and modern and
speedy and full of nasty ideas. Most sequels end up as pale imitations of
the first. Stranger Kisses makes its ancestor look like a runt. It’s Big
Comics, Pop Comics. hard fast explosive storytelling, mad science and weird
sex. What the hell more do you want? The year 2000. In LA, the future
of rich man’s whoring and trophy women is being designed. Two sexes are
not enough. People like their kisses stranger than that.

FANTASTIC VISIONS: THE ART OF MATT BUSCH (O/A Star13269)

Retail Price: $15.95 US

Cover: Matt Busch

Artwork: Matt Busch

Readership: All ages

Format: B&W with full color section, 112 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Matt Busch has emerged as one of the top Entertainment
Illustrators of the last decade. He has worked on movies like Con Air and
The Matrix, painted covers for dozens of Star Wars books and magazines, and
done album artwork for artists like the Beastie Boys and Garbage. He also
teaches art and manages to do comic covers and trading cards as well! All
told, he has amassed a stunning list of achievements and credits to his
name, and this is the first collection of his work ever! This luscious
square bound book features over 100 of his paintings, sketches, and
drawings in both black and white and full color. It also features the most
extensive interview ever done with Busch as he covers his entire career.
For fans of painted artwork and artists looking for a glimpse inside the
mind of a painting master, this book is a must!

TIDALWAVE STUDIOS

10th MUSE #1A – Andy Park

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Andy Park

Writer: Marv Wolfman

Artist: Roger Cruz

Readership: All ages

Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The red hot 10th Muse series moves to Avatar to launch
a new on-going series! 10th Muse is the story of Emma Sonnett, a lone hero
sets forth to seek out justice. A district attorney by day and the Muse by
night, 10th Muse features Greek Mythology set in modern day world. This
special first issue heats up the action right away! He calls himself The
Guardsman and he has come to Earth to enlist the services of five very
special protectors to defeat an unstoppable force known only as Overthrow.
To protect the Earth these five heroes come together to form The Odyssey,
this planet’s newest and greatest superhero team featuring The 10th Muse,
Orion the Hunter, Trident, Isis and Atlas. But there is more to both The
Guardsman and Overthrow than even the Odyssey know, and what is at stake is
a greater menace than any this planet has ever faced before! If you’ve
never bought The 10th Muse before, don’t fail to read this issue. Because
after this, nothing will ever be the same again.

10th MUSE #1B – Chris Bachalo

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Chris Bachalo

Writer: Marv Wolfman

Artist: Roger Cruz

Readership: All ages

Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

10th MUSE #1C – Roger Cruz

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Roger Cruz

Writer: Marv Wolfman

Artist: Roger Cruz

Readership: All ages

Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

10th MUSE #1D – Mark Brooks

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Mark Brooks

Writer: Marv Wolfman

Artist: Roger Cruz

Readership: All ages

Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

10th MUSE #1E – R.V. Valdez

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: R.V. Valdez

Writer: Marv Wolfman

Artist: Roger Cruz

Readership: All ages

Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

BLACK TIDE #1A – Andy Park

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Andy Park

Writer: Debbie Bishop

Artist: Mike S. Miller

Readership: All ages

Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The critically acclaimed super-spy story Black Tide
relaunches at Avatar in a new on-going series with continuing art by Mike
(Superman) Miller! As operatives of a Special Ops unit called Deceivers,
super-terrorists and wanted criminals were no match for them. Now, as
unseen evil works against them and dangerous enemies resurface, three
conflicted heroes must choose sides in a fight for their lives. A Black
Ops mission turns out to be a trap when one operative is exposed to a
deadly bio-chemical agent. While our three heroes face an evil new
opponent who uses their fears against them, two other villains have
conspired to destroy them.

BLACK TIDE #1B – Mike Miller

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Mike Miller

Writer: Debbie Bishop

Artist: Mike S. Miller

Readership: All ages

Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

BLACK TIDE #1C – Wraparound

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Mark Pajarillo

Writer: Debbie Bishop

Artist: Mike S. Miller

Readership: All ages

Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

TIDALWAVE AT AVATAR SAMPLER

Retail Price: $0.99 US

Cover: Ash Solomon

Artists: Roger Cruz, Mike Miller, R.V Valdez and more

Readership: All ages

Format: FC, 16 pages, one shot

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The ultimate sampler is here for less than a buck! In
the last two years TidalWave has brought you some of the most unique
heroes. With characters like the 10th Muse and Isis, merged with the
creative talents of such heavy hitters such as Roger Cruz, Marv Wolfman,
Randy Green and Norm Breyfogle, TidalWave blends the top notch artwork with
innovative storylines. This special edition offers up some new artwork and
brings you up to date on all the TidalWave Universe titles. It is a who’s
who of the TidalWave’s characters and features all of TidalWave’s current
and near future titles. The TidalWave is coming, have you gotten to higher
ground yet? See for yourself what all the excitement is about all for less
than a dollar!

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