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MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2009

AVATAR PRESS FOR APRIL

IGNITION CITY #1

Written by Warren Ellis, art by Gianluca Pagliarani.

Where did the space heroes go to die? A new series in the alternate-world style of the award-winning Ministry Of Space and Aetheric Mechanics -- a retro-punk "future of the past" where spaceships still belched smoke and arguments were still settled with laser pistols.

1956. Personal space flight is becoming illegal all over the world. Grounded space pilot Mary Raven has to journey to Earth's last spaceport, the island of Ignition City, to recover her dead father's effects and discovers, there in the lawless interzone of the ramshackle settlement raised inside the ring of launch pads, that her father died on the wrong end of a ray-gun. She's not going to leave until she finds out who killed Rock Raven, but there's a lot of people who'd rather feed her to the recycling chipper first! Ignition City is an on-going color epic told in five issue series featuring the art of Aetheric Mechanics' Gianluca Pagliarani and launching with a Regular and Wraparound cover by Pagliarani, a painted cover by Felipe Massafera and a rare Design Sketch cover by Pagliarani!

32 pages, $3.99.

GRAVEL #12

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

Combat Magician William Gravel is playing with powers far beyond his own in this second story arc of his ongoing series! The nature of the game William Gravel's playing is revealed. He has a process for discovering who killed Avalon Lake, and it's as brutally logical as you'd expect from an SAS man. The problem is that all the members of the Major Seven are more powerful than him and have been magicians for a lot longer. How does one man affect a group who are more numerous and more deadly? Well, that's pretty much what the SAS was invented for! This issue is available with a Regular or Wraparound cover by Mike Wolfer, and also a rare Black Magic Edition featuring a new cover by Wolfer.

32 pages, $3.99.

GRAVEL VOLUME 1: BLOODY LIARS TP

Written by Warren Ellis and Mike Wolfer, art by Raulo Caceres and Oscar Jimenez.

William Gravel carves a bloody path of death in his first full-color collection! Gravel Volume 1 features the first eight issues (#0-7) of this on-going series from Warren Ellis and co-writer Mike Wolfer with art by Raulo Caceres and Oscar Jimenez, as well as a special cover gallery! Long-buried and lost in antiquity, a unique book of magic once existed, filled with such extraordinary and arcane spells, supernatural rites, and inherent power that its possessor would be either unequaled, or driven irrevocably insane. Recently unearthed, the Sigsand Manuscript has been divided into six pieces and distributed among the Minor Seven, Britain's great Occult Detectives. With the Sigsand in their grasp, the Seven now wield more power than they were ever meant to possess -- and William Gravel is not happy about it. Once a member of their Order but unceremoniously replaced within their ranks, the SAS Sergeant Major and Combat Magician is on a mission of revenge, redemption, and quite possibly rebirth, as he takes on the members of the Minor Seven one-by-one. And God help each of Gravel's former colleagues should they decide not to relinquish their sections of the Sigsand to the one man who might have the supernatural skills and restraint to use the reconstituted manuscript without accidentally destroying the Earth in the process. They all promised to use the unholy power wisely, but Gravel knows they are all Bloody Liars! Available in a standard Softcover and a limited edition Hardcover, of just 1,500 copies, both with all-new covers by Oscar Jimenez.

192 pages, hardcover, $32.99; 192 pages, softcover, $24.99.

CROSSED #6

Written by Garth Ennis, art by Jacen Burrows.

Garth Ennis takes no prisoners and offers no hope in the most intense book of his career! Cindy's patience is tested by her own group as some horrific truths about who they were before the Crossed appeared is unveiled. How evil can people really be? Nothing is going right, but this is no fairy tale there are no magic cures on the horizon. When civilization crumbles in one terrifying moment; when people are gleefully breaking into unthinkable acts of violence all around you; when everyone you love has died screaming in agony: What do you do? There is no help. There is no hope. There is no escape. There are only the Crossed. This stomach-churning vision is brought to vivid (and more than a little disturbing) life by his partner in crime Jacen Burrows. This sickening sixth issue is available with a Regular or Wraparound cover by Burrows as well as a rare Red Crossed Edition by Burrows.

32 pages, $3.99.

RAWBONE #2

Written by Jamie Delano, art by Ryan Waterhouse.

Jamie Delano cuts loose on a vicious pirate tale, delivering a bloody, terrifying vision of a world on the high-seas! La Sirena has been caught, tortured, whipped, and beaten by the British. But her spirit has not broken and she lures a crew of her captors to waters filled with Mermaids. But these sirens of the deep are only sensual on the outside and a brutal slaughter unfolds! La Sirena has struck a mighty blow and now the Church and their British pawns prepare to show this pirate scum who holds the true power of the seas. But it may not be who they believe! This savage second issue is available with a regular cover fully painted by Felipe Massafera and a wraparound by Mike Wolfer.

32 pages, $3.99.



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