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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2008

ANTARCTIC PRESS FOR JANUARY

GOLD DIGGER #103

By Fred Perry.

The new, reader friendly direction of Gold Digger continues! Gina's advanced class takes a break from exploring the ruins of T'uala and other wonders of the ancient world to do some research in the Library of Time. Kylie and Elroy manage to annoy everyone with high-powered paperclip launchers and such, so grass wizard Alena decides to shown them by zapping them with a charm from Cupid's Tome. Then she learns that Kylie and Elroy are fifty times more annoying as a loving couple than they ever were as pals! For the entire class's sanity, the charm must be reversed, no matter the cost!

32 pages, $2.99.

GOLD DIGGER: MAIDENS OF TWILIGHT #1

By Fred Perry, Robby Bevard and J.L. Anderson.

Spirit seer and archmage-in-training Seance and his Rakshasa girlfriend Genn are on what's supposed to be a peaceful beach vacation in the mystic realm of Jade. Instead, they get caught up in a quarrel between Grim Reapers that ends up partnering them with teenage assassin-turned-waitress Suzume Satsujin, a dispute that will end up leading them to the underworld and back! For the first time in seven years, Gold Digger and Ninja High School are crossing over in an epic four-issue mini-series, from the same talents that brought you Gold Digger: Tifanny and Charlotte!

32 pages, $3.50.

GOLD DIGGER TECH MANUAL #1

By Fred Perry and Doug Dlin.

For more than 15 years, Fred Perry's Gold Digger has brought readers a wealth of incredible stories and memorable characters. It's also been packed full of some of the weirdest, wildest, and most wonderful technology ever to leap off a drawing board. Now we reveal the secrets and details of the fantastic array of gadgets, weaponry, vehicles, robots, and more, from cutting-edge discoveries to technology predating the entire universe all told from the perspective of Gold Digger's foremost technology expert, Gina Diggers herself! From Beta-Tech's Phantom Rings to Hurt-bots and Peebos, from Ace's many aircraft and the ships of the Dynasty to Gina's Gina-mobiles and the Laz-E-Boy of Doom!

32 pages, $3.95.

GOLD DIGGER II POCKET MANGA VOLUME 6 TP

By Fred Perry.

Gina and her boyfriend/partner Ryan Tabbot are off to a mysterious tomb in the jungles of the Congo, but the competition just might beat them-AND beat them to it. Back home, everyone's happy for Brit's new pregancy-except Tanya, the priestess who lost Prince Stryyp'Gia to Brit'. Now she's out to claim fatal revenge on Brit' and her unborn child! All this and a thrill-a-minute return trip to the lair of the dragon Dreadwing, Gina's first and worst foe!

128 pages, black and white, $14.95.

AP HOW TO DRAW SHOUJO POCKET MANGA VOLUME 1 TP

By Robert Acosta and Ben Dunn.

Booksellers across America report the highest rise in sales in any genre is for shoujo manga-comics for girls. Now this emerging audience has a how-to book aimed directly at their needs as storytellers. This book encourages manga fans to learn sequential storytelling, hone their art skills in anatomy, perspective, inking, body language, and facial expressions, and discover how to post their comics on the web and find work in the comics field.

144 pages, black and white, $14.95.

THE LAND OF OZ: THE MANGA -- RETURN TO THE EMERALD CITY #3

By L. Frank Baum and David Hutchison

Revisit L. Frank Baum's timeless classic, The Wizard of Oz, with a spectacular re-imagining of the next chapter in the Oz saga! Having won a victory against Queen Jinjur and regained control of the royal palace, our heroes pause and think, only to realize they've fallen into a trap. To get them out, the Scarecrow commissions the creation of a creature not seen before or since, and Tip and company bring to life the Gump! With the Gump's aid, they escape Jinjur's clutches and make way for their only hope of salvation: Glinda, the Good Witch of the South!

32 pages, black and white, $2.99.

NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #168

By Robby Bevard and Ben Dunn.

For nearly 40 issues, Yuudai, leader of the Shidoshi ninja clan, has caused havoc and destruction in Quagmire U.S.A. He has conquered the city, destroyed ancient mythic beasts, and forever ruined the life of Ricky Feeple. Now his full history is finally unveiled-what drove the ninja lord from being a great, heroic and noble leader to the evil, reincarnated psychotic that he is today. His past triumphs, loves, and cycles of death -- all will be revealed!

32 pages, black and white, $2.99.

SCRIBBLES: THE KELSEY SHANNON SKETCHBOOK

By Kelsey Shannon.

For more than 10 years, artist/colorist Kelsey Shannon has worked on some of the most varied and prominent titles in the industry, including Bastard Samurai, X-Men Unlimited, Batman Adventures, and Invincible. Among the people who acclaim his skill are such luminaries as Mark Brooks, J. Scott Campbell, LeSean Thomas, Dave Johnson, Ed Brubaker, and Robert Kirkman. Now you can get an insightful, intense, even brutal (okay, maybe not brutal) look into the mind and creative processes of this prolific artist -- all in full color!

32 pages, $3.95.



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