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Avatar Press solicitations for product shipping September, 2002

Official Press Release

Ennis' & McCrea's DICKS 2 #1

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: John McCrea

Writer: Garth Ennis

Artist: John McCrea

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly 1 of 4

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Should auld acquaintance be

forgot...we're comin' back to get ye! Those two twisted

ballocks, Garth Ennis and John McCrea, have returned with this

all-new Dicks series. And this time, the Dicks are coming to

America. Packed with just as much inflamatory humor as

before, this series has a whole new country worth of things to

make fun of! It's Dougie on guitar, Ivor yelling the tuns,

Spence rappin' with the brothers and Wanker beating his...

drums! Oh yes, the Dicks have formed a band are going to be

Hell-raisin' across the USA. Can those dirty wee gets avoid

making a disaster of our great land? Not a chance. Keeping

proud traditions alive, this issue is also available in an

unusally offensive cover!

***Special Order incentive for Ennis' & McCrea's DICKS 2 #1.

For every 4 books purchased (can be mix-and-match either of

the covers), retailers may purchase one copy of the Ennis' &

McCrea's DICKS 2 #1 Condom cover. This magical book features

an all-new McCrea cover as well as comes polybagged with an

actual custom-printed Dicks condom! ***

Ennis' & McCrea's DICKS 2 #1 Offensive

Retail Price: $3.95 US

Cover: John McCrea

Writer: Garth Ennis

Artist: John McCrea

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly 1 of 4

Warren Ellis' STRANGE KILLINGS: The Body Orchard #3

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Mike Wolfer

Writer: Warren Ellis

Artist: Mike Wolfer

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly, 3 of 6

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Warren Ellis and Wolfer continue to work

their magic on this most revealing William Gravel epic! Three

years ago, SAS team Alpha One Zero got into deep trouble, as a

result of William Gravel's second life as a combat magician.

It was assumed that the rest of his team never truly

understood what happened. Today, it seems, they did --

because Alpha One Zero are walking in the territories sideways

to the real world, that only magicians know of and can access.

And Alpha One Zero are finding their ammunition there, grown

in the Body Orchard, the invisible forest that is the greatest

asset of combat magicians!

Warren Ellis' STRANGE KILLINGS: The Body Orchard #3 Wraparound

Retail Price: $3.95 US

Cover: Mike Wolfer

Writer: Warren Ellis

Artist: Mike Wolfer

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly, 3 of 6

Tim Vigil's WEBWITCH #2 - Vigil

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Tim Vigil

Artist/Writer: Tim Vigil

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly 2 of 3

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Fans of horror rejoice, because Vigil is

back and better than ever! In this action packed issue, Nina

the Webwitch leads the Marines assault on the Spidernation

hidden cave. But things go from bad to worse as they

underestimate the power of the monsters inside and the Queen

takes the Marine Captain for her mate! Total Vigil-enhanced

carnage from cover-to-cover inside this stunning work that has

been five years in the making! This three issue Webwitch

series is completely self-contained and accessible to the new

reader.

Tim Vigil's WEBWITCH #2 - Adrian

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Ron Adrian

Artist/Writer: Tim Vigil

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly 2 of 3

Tim Vigil's WEBWITCH #2 - Martin

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Matt Martin

Artist/Writer: Tim Vigil

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly 2 of 3

Tim Vigil's WEBWITCH #2 - Waller

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Karl Waller

Artist/Writer: Tim Vigil

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly 2 of 3

Tim Vigil's WEBWITCH #2 - Wraparound

Retail Price: $3.95 US

Cover: Matt Martin

Artist/Writer: Tim Vigil

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly 2 of 3

Tim Vigil's WEBWITCH #2 Nude

Retail Price: $6.00 US

Cover: Tim Vigil

Artist/Writer: Tim Vigil

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 32 pages, monthly 2 of 3

10th MUSE / DEMONSLAYER #1 Aftermath Edition

Retail Price: $5.95 US

Cover: Ron Adrian

Writer: Robert Lugibihl

Artist: Marat Mychaels

Readership: All Ages

Format: full color, 32 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Superstar Ron Adrian provides this sexy

carnage filled cover! Emma Sonnet's hopes for a peaceful New

York vacation are shattered when she finds herself fighting

for her life against Jaclyn Hayes' cursed lover Michael and

then against the Demonslayer herself. But the real trouble

begins when the villainous architect of this mayhem appears

and orders the invincible beast known as the Egregore to

slaughter both the Demonslayer and the 10th Muse! This

special edition is limited to just 1000 copies.

DEMONSLAYER: Path of Time #1 Nude

Retail Price: $6.00 US

Cover: Marat Mychaels

Writer/artist: Marat Mychaels

Readership: all ages

Format: FC, 32 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: After the horrific revelations of the

future Prophecy, Jaclyn and Michael try to get back to their

relaxing roots of archeology. But they don't expect to come

across ruins that show the true history of the Demonslayer and

the fact that there has always been one! So who was the

Demonslayer before Jaclyn? This special book traces the demon

fighters through the path of time. Get the first look at

Demonslayers from all the ages, as much more is revealed about

the legacy than ever before! This special edition is limited

to just 1500 copies.

THRESHOLD #47 - DEMONSLAYER connecting cover

Retail Price: $5.95 US

Cover: Marat Mychaels

Artists: Marat Mychaels, Phil Xavier, Ivan Abraini

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 48 pages, bi-monthly series

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Super-star Marat Mychaels and his

creation Demonslayer continue 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. But

when her old foe Irkala turns out to be behind it all, the

sparks really start to fly! Marat Mychaels' Demonslayer has

been heating up the pages of Threshold for the past several

issues. Now available for the first time is each 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.

SHI: Poisoned Paradise Preview Prism Foil

Retail Price: $12.95 US

Cover: Billy Tucci

Writer: Billy Tucci

Artist: Karl Waller

Readership: All ages

Format: B&W, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This special preview of Avatar's first

Shi series has all the special behind the scenes info on the

creation of this stunning work including a look at the

original pencil and design work! This limited Prism foil

edition ships bagged and boarded with a certificate of

authenticity. This Prism Foil Edition is limited to just 400

copies.

Alan Moore's GLORY #0 and #1 Ruby Red Foil set

Retail Price: $19.95 US

Covers: Andy Park, David Finch

Writer: Alan Moore

Artist: Marat Mychaels

Readership: All ages

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

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The first issues of Alan Moore's Glory

series are now available in this special Ruby Red foil set

that was previously only for conventions! This special Ruby

Red foil set ships with two limited editions bagged together,

each limited to just 400 copies, with a certificate of

authenticity.

FAUST: Book of M Box set

Retail Price: $49.95 US

Writer: David Quinn

Artist: Tim Vigil

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: full color, box set containing nine books

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The first David Quinn and Tim Vigil

series ever in full color! Now available in this special box

set that contains the whole series and multiple covers

including #1-3, #1-3 Nude, and the rare #1-3 Triptych Set.

This collector's set is limited to just 100 boxes, each with a

full color box front and a certificate of authenticity.

(O/A) DONNA MIA TPB

Retail Price: $15.95 US

Cover: Trevlin Utz

Writer/Artist: Trevlin Utz

Readership: Mature Readers

Format: B&W, 144 pages, square bound

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Trevlin Utz's erotic gothic masterpiece

is available again with this specially re-bound first

printing. For the succubus known as Donna Mia, life with

humans is a terribly confusing thing. But just trying to fit

in when you are hunted by vampires and ancient cults makes

from some tough situations. Utz's beautifully rendered art

has won fans the world over and his superb storytelling makes

for a truly outstanding series.

(O/A) FROM THE DESK OF WARREN ELLIS - VOLUME 1 (Star11421)

Retail Price: $6.95 US

Cover: Jacen Burrows

Writer: Warren Ellis

Readership: All ages

Format: B&W, 80 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Jacen Burrows offers up this creepy cover

on a new printing of this essential guide to the bizarre mind

of one of the industries most popular writers. Peer into the

twisted brain of the madman by seeing what arrived From the

Desk of Warren Ellis! A collection of essays, columns,

journals, lectures, travelogues and fragments written for an

Internet audience by Warren Ellis, the creator and author of

Transmetropolitan, Planetary, and Strange Kiss. From the Desk

of Warren Ellis Vol 1 contains writing from 1995 to 1998 on a

variety of subjects, including the eating of sheep faces, Sin

City, the ugliness of comics, the parallel world where Stan

Lee dies in a horrific plumbing accident, how to write for

comics, and why Michael Moorcock scares the hell out of him.

From the Desk of Warren Ellis: cheaper than buying a computer.

(O/A) FROM THE DESK OF WARREN ELLIS - VOLUME 2 (Star12038)

Retail Price: $6.95 US

Cover: Tim Vigil

Writer: Warren Ellis

Readership: All ages

Format: B&W, 80 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: More rants from the mad genius! Peer

into the twisted brain of the madman by seeing what arrived

From the Desk of Warren Ellis. A collection of essays,

columns, journals, lectures, travelogues and fragments written

for an Internet audience by Warren Ellis, the creator and

author of Dark Blue and Strange Kiss. From the Desk of Warren

Ellis Vol 2 contains writing from 1998 to 1999 on a variety of

subjects, including his leaving Hellblazer and how he will

save the industry all by himself. This expansive tome also

features over twenty new illustrations by Jacen Burrows! From

the Desk of Warren Ellis: better written than your diary.

TIDALWAVE STUDIOS

10th Muse #2A - Roger Cruz

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Roger Cruz

Writer: Darren Davis

Artist: Roger Cruz

Readership: All ages

Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Emma finally has a moment to breath,

or at least she thinks she does as all is back to normal in

her District Attorney's office. Just when she thought that

she could have a good night's sleep, a new group of super

villains start making their presence known in San Francisco.

Forced into action once again, "The Endgame" plays the Muse to

her already stretched limits. Getting badly beaten, her dual

lives are in more conflict than ever as her parents are

stopping by for the weekend!

10th Muse #2B - Talent Caldwell

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Talent Caldwell

Writer: Darren Davis

Artist: Roger Cruz

Readership: All ages

Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

10th Muse #2C - Rousseau

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Craig Rousseau

Writer: Darren Davis

Artist: Roger Cruz

Readership: All ages

Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

BLACK TIDE #2A - Mike Miller

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Mike Miller

Writer: Debbie Bishop

Artist: Mike Miller

Readership: All ages

Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The action never lets up as Justin makes

an ingenious escape from the bioterrorist he thinks killed his

friend. Without a moment to breathe, Theros and Justin then

must make a daring attempt to save Kaila from her captors.

The team gets a chance to reunite only briefly as chaos

threatens to destroy Atlantis and another high-ranking

official disappears sparking yet another dangerous Deceiver

mission.

BLACK TIDE #2B - Sean Murphy

Retail Price: $3.50 US

Cover: Sean Murphy

Writer: Debbie Bishop

Artist: Mike Miller

Readership: All ages

Format: FC, 32 pages, bi-monthly series

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