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Avatar Press solicitations for product shipping May, 2002

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Warren Ellis’ ATMOSPHERICS GN

Retail Price: $5.95 US

Cover: Ken Meyer

Writer: Warren Ellis

Artist: Ken Meyer

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 48 pages, square bound graphic novel

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Warren Ellis and painter Ken Meyer
unleash a totally remastered version of this terrifying alien
tale that has been out of print for many years and never
before collected into one graphic novel. She’s in a
hospital. Except it may be a police station. She’s been
traumatized. Or she’s been arrested. She’s the only living
witness of a cattle-mutilation style attack on humans. Or
she’s a multiple killer who has a psychotic reaction to
heroin use. Who may not survive discovering who she really
is. This deluxe square bound graphic novel also features all
the stunning paintings Ken Meyer produced for the series,
many of which have never seen print, a special section
focusing on how Ken creates his work, and a new introduction
by Warren Ellis!

Warren Ellis’ ATMOSPHERICS GN Hardcover with sketch (Previews Exclusive)

Retail Price: $34.95 US

Cover: Ken Meyer

Writer: Warren Ellis

Artist: Ken Meyer

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 48 pages, square bound graphic novel

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This special Previews Exclusive
hardcover edition features a new Ken Meyer cover and each
copy comes packaged with an original Ken Meyer sketch! All
copies shipped bagged with a certificate of authenticity.
Limited to just 500 copies.

Warren Ellis’ SCARS Sampler

Retail Price: $0.75 US

Cover: Jacen Burrows

Writer: Warren Ellis

Artist: Jacen Burrows

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 10 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Writing maestro Warren Ellis and artist
extrodinare Jacen Burrows are together again for this major
new series. Launching this Fall, the six issue Scars series
promises to be one of the greatest Ellis works yet and this
ultra-cheap sampler is a perfect way to get a sneak peek
months before the first issue is released. He’s a cop
trying to deal with the extremes of homicide detail and the
realities of the chaotic world he works in , who finally
falls on a case that doesn’t fit into his coping mechanism.
A case that speaks directly to the one question he’s tried
never to ask himself. How much of a monster do you have to
become in order to stop one? This special sampler shows six
sequential pages of the series as well as an all-new four
page essay from Warren Ellis.

Steven Grant’s MORTAL SOULS #3A

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Philip Xavier

Writer: Steven Grant

Artist: Philip Xavier

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly, 3 of 3

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Steven Grant’s horrific crime
masterpiece comes to its terrifying conclusion. Detective
Eric Sharpe has finally put the pieces together and now
realizes the enormity of the problem the husks of the dead
and one of their leaders, Traduce, pose to the living. But
as the only person who can see their true selves, he is
having a hard time convincing others of the problem. In
fact, Sharpe’s own partner is defending Traduce to the death
and now Eric must decide if he is willing to cut a swath of
death through the living in order to eliminate the dead!
Along with French superstar artist Phil Xavier, Steven Grant
is continuing to push the envelope of the genre and you don’t
want to miss this explosive conclusion!

Steven Grant’s MORTAL SOULS #3B Wraparound

Retail Price: $3.95 US

Cover: Philip Xavier

Writer: Steven Grant

Artist: Philip Xavier

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly, 3 of 3

Ennis and McCrea’s BIGGER DICKS #4A

Retail Price: $4.95 US

Cover: John McCrea

Writer: Garth Ennis

Artist: John McCrea

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 48 pages, monthly, 4 of 4

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Dougie and Ivor have never been mistaken
for rocket scientists, but now it appears that their latest
plan for fast cash is going to end up with both of them
chopped into small pieces by very irate gangsters. Would
madman Garth Ennis and John McCrea do that to their loved
heroes? Or course they would, these men have no limits to
their depravity! In fact the true levels of sickness that
these bollocks unleash upon these very pages make grown men
laugh themselves into convulsions. And those few readers who
might have previously had pure virginal minds will become
sick twistos like the rest of us comic folks. To top off the
madness, they have even included a sneak peak of this
summers forthcoming sequel! We must be sick just to publish
this truly immoral material, and odds are high that while you
laugh your butt off to the full-on, over-the-top humor you
will be offended. But just to be sure you are, it is also
available with a special hilarious Guaranteed to Offend
cover! So bend over and steel yourself for the final Bigger
Dicks!

Ennis and McCrea’s BIGGER DICKS #4B Guaranteed to Offend

Retail Price: $4.95 US

Cover: John McCrea

Writer: Garth Ennis

Artist: John McCrea

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 48 pages, monthly, 4 of 4

SHI: Poisoned Paradise Preview

Retail Price: $1.99 US

Cover: Billy Tucci

Writer: Billy Tucci

Artist: Karl Waller

Readership: All ages

Format: B&W, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Billy Tucci’s Shi is launching at
Avatar! Shi: Poisoned Paradise is the first of Billy Tucci’s
all-new stories of Shi through the ages, and takes place in
Feudal Japan during a tumultuous time of Samurai and Ronin.
This full color series launches this summer and now you can
get a special look at the luscious pages by Karl Waller and
see the work in progress on the book. Death has a new face,
Shi, and she’s back in full force this summer, don’t miss
out!

SHI: Poisoned Paradise Preview – Ron Adrian

Retail Price: $5.95 US

Cover: Ron Adrian

Writer: Billy Tucci

Artist: Karl Waller

Readership: All ages

Format: B&W, 16 pages

COVEN: Tooth and Nail #1 Prism Foil (Previews Exclusive)

Retail Price: $12.95 US

Cover: Ron Adrian

Writer: Robert Lugibihl

Artist: Ron Adrian

Readership: All Ages

Format: Full color, 40 pages, one shot

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: 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!

All copies ship bagged and boarded with a certificate of
authenticity. This Previews Exclusive Prism Foil is limited
to just 500 copies.

Tim Vigil’s WEBWITCH Preview Temptress Edition

Retail Price: $5.95 US

Cover: Sean Shaw

Writer/Artist: Tim Vigil

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Sean Shaw provides this steamy new cover
for this hot Preview! Tim Vigil is ready to unleash an all-
new masterpiece, 5 years in the making! His three issue
Webwitch series is completely self-contained and totally
accessible to the new reader. All three issues are already
completely drawn and this special preview book gives you a
behind-the-scenes look at how this brilliant work came
together. With background and inking assists from Adam
(Witchblade) McDaniel and Jeff (Faust) Austin, the final
pages are simply some of the finest of Tim Vigil’s
illustrious career! Fans of horror rejoice, because Vigil is
back and better than ever! This special edition is limited to
just 1500 copies.

Alan Moore’s GLORY #2 Freedom Edition

Retail Price: $5.95 US

Cover: Karl Waller

Writer: Alan Moore

Artist: Marat Mychaels

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: full color, 32 pages, 2 of 4

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Karl Waller offers up Glory in all her
splendor on this stunning new cover. Alan Moore’s most
eagerly anticipated series continues as Glory strides between
the two worlds she lives in , our mortal Earth and her
mother’s godly Thune, and she tries to come to grasp with her
new found mortal love. But something is very wrong with
Thune and the Gods themselves tremble as Glory’s world
literally falls apart! Alan Moore’s reputation for brilliant
characterization and his staggering ability to create new
realities as vivid and alive as our own is fully displayed in
this wonderful work. This special edition is limited to just
1500 copies.

COVEN: Tooth and Nail #1/2 Fantom Edition

Retail Price: $5.95 US

Cover: Karl Waller

Writer: Robert Lugibihl

Artist: Ron Adrian

Readership: All Ages

Format: full color, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The vampire Fantom finally gets her
chance to shine on the brand new cover. Coven continues with
a blast of adrenaline as Spellcaster’s peaceful night of
surfing and self-reflection is shattered when the were-beast
known as Darkwolf bursts upon the scene and rips her world
apart. His goal: to find his hated twin sister Fantom and
make her life a living hell! Superstar Ron Adrian provides
the best looking pages of his life in this all-new issue that
leads directly into issue #1. This special edition is
limited to just 1500 copies.

THRESHOLD #45 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: 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.

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