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Monday, October 28, 2002


Following are Avatar Press' solicitations for January, with information coming from the company.


Written by Alan Moore, art and cove by Jacen Burrows.

The most celebrated writer in the industry, Alan Moore, teams up with the most demanded new artist, Jacen Burrows, to unleash this timeless tale of psychological horror. FBI man Aldo Sax has an amazing service record with the FBI. His legendary skills at piercing together the most baffling of cases has gotten him assigned to what may be his most confusing case yet. Several murders, no, more like lethal dismemberments, from the most unlikely of suspects just don't add up. And what few leads there are, all point to The Courtyard. This Lovecraftian tale of horror is illustrated by Burrows and fully rendered in gray tones by Nimbus Studios. The first Alan Moore sequential horror work in years is here.

32 pages, black and white, $3.50 (wraparound cover $3.95).


Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by Mike Wolfer.

Warren Ellis' and Mike Wolfer's three-issue Strange Killings series is now collected in one volume. This TPB is the third installment, after Strange Kiss and Stranger Kisses, of the ongoing adventures of William Gravel, Combat Magician. For the second time in history, the British Government sends in its crack troops, the Special Air Service, to quell a major prison riot. But not even these, the most accomplished and frightening soldiers on Earth, are equipped to face what lies at the center of the prison, the heart of the riot. In fact the only man in the SAS qualified to deal with the horror within is the recently disgraced Sergeant Major William Gravel: combat magician. But inside the prison lies a man waiting to fight with more than mortal weapons. The will be at least one more strange killing this evening.

72 pages, black and white, $9.95.


Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by Jacen Burrows.

Warren Ellis continues to serve up his crime opus, Scars. John Cain has been faced with the most horrific murder of a child, one who was taken apart and neatly piled in boxes. As he struggles to cope with it, he also slowly moves down the path of evidence, trying to piece together how the horror happened. The trying task of getting information from her young classmates only makes his situation more difficult. But as his years of experience come into play, he stumbles across the most unlikely of suspects. And he won't let a single lead go unearthed as his passion to stop the killer only burns more brightly every time he thinks about it. How much of a monster do you have to become to hunt monsters? A crime novel in six issues.

32 pages, black and white, $3.50 (wraparound, $3.95).


Written by Billy Tucci, art by Juan Jose Ryp, covers by Tucci, Al Rio and Ron Adrian.

Get a special sneak peak at the next Shi epic right here. Spanish artist Juan Jose Ryp takes the reigns of Shi in this tale of Tori No Shi in the distant past. Her quest for passage to Europe takes her into dangerous territory as she must unravel the mystery of a monster of legend, and perhaps face the beast itself. This preview book shows some of Ryp's pencil work and behind-the-scenes designs. The Tiger of Death has a new face at Avatar.

16 pages, black and white, $1.99.

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