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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2010

ARCHAIA COMICS FOR MARCH

THE SKRUMPS ONE-SHOT

Written and art by Jason Chandler

First introduced as a bonus strip in the Fraggle Rock hardcover, The Skrumps are back in their own special issue! The Skrumps are a uniquely colorful troupe of hilarious characters that live in the imaginary world of Skrumpland. In this issue, the Mooch finds that his mooching ways might not make him as cool as he thought he was, and he gets rejected by all the Skrumps. So, he decides to start giving back by adopting an unusual pet in need of a home. But he's in way over his head as he realizes this is maybe too much for a Skrump like him to handle!

32 pages, $3.95.

THE SECRET HISTORY BOOK 15

Written by Jean-Pierre Pecau, art by Igor Kordey. The Amber Room. 1946. The world is licking its wounds. At the border of the two Germanys, a group of Jewish partisans are trying to move to the West to reach the promised land, aided by Erlin's protege, Curtis Hawk. In Princeton, a scientist opens a door to a parallel dimension. And in the ruins of Nuremburg, the Cold War begins, as the grand alliance between the Houses is shattered, and Erlin sides with the Allies, and Dyo with the Soviets.

48 pages, $5.95.

AN ELEGY FOR AMELIA JOHNSON HC

Written by Andrew Roslan, art by Kate Kasenow and Dave Valeza.

In her 30 years on earth, Amelia Johnson has touched many lives with her compassion, intelligence and spirit. Now, at the end of a yearlong battle with cancer, she asks her two closest friends to take her final messages to the people who have touched her life the most. Henry Barrons is a cocky, Oscar Award-winning documentary filmmaker whose demeanor hides deep insecurities. Jillian Webb is an acclaimed magazine writer with an inability to make long-term commitments. They set out across the country to fulfill Amelia's dying wish, and end up learning more about her and themselves than they ever imagined.

128 pages, black and white, $14.95.

CYCLOPS VOLUME 1 HC

Written by Matz, art by Luc Jacamon.

In 2054, a man looking for work gets a job at a private military contracting firm that has just won a bid to handle the UN's peacekeeping missions, propelling him into a highly sophisticated war broadcast worldwide by the soldiers themselves thanks to the micro-cameras in their helmets. But how far will he go in exploring the boundaries between war and peacekeeping, news and entertainment?

128 pages, $19.95.





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