VANCOUVER (May 10, 2012)– Welcome to another month of the Arcana Newsletter!
We’re right on the heels of Free Comic Book Day, where we introduced the world to Intrinsic in record numbers for free. Did you get your copy of it on May 5th?
If you enjoyed Intrinsic Issue 1, please be sure to pre-order issue 2, in Diamond Previews now. Details of the book are below, but the code, for reference, is MAY120836 in the May Diamond Previews for books releasing this July! Remember, it’s only going to be $1.95 for issue 2 and you can’t beat that. To make things easier, download a handout by CLICKING HERE and take it to your local comic book shop.
We would like to thank both retailers for embracing Intrinsic Issue 1 this FCBD and fans for picking up every copy from the shelves, to revel in the amazing artwork and action-packed company-wide crossover. Also, we have to thank the many Arcana creators across the US and Canada who flocked to stores to support their own books and Intrinsic issue 1!
In conjunction with Intrinsic, we have also launched a new site – ArcanaVerse.com – where you can read about our large number of characters. The database is growing constantly as we introduce or re-introduce characters to fans. Be sure to head over to the web site, read about your favorite characters, or look through the artwork, both from the books, and from other Arcana artists!
MAY 2012 SOLICITATIONS
Below is further information on what we have on pre-order NOW from April Previews. To see an extended preview of the books, click on the ARCANA TITLE LINK with the book information.
MAY 2012 SOLICITATIONS
ABIDING PERDITION GN
DIAMOND CODE: MAY12 0833 / ISBN: 9781897548721
ARCANA TITLE LINK: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=229
(W) Nick Schley (A) Pedro Delgado (CA) Pedro Delagado In a barren world where a looming shadow stretches its prevailing grasp, Little Red is a starving humanity’s last hope. Yet will her contempt for the dark forces of this world be the very catalyst to its demise? Follow our young warrior as she traverses a landscape of fabled enemies and new found friends en route to discovering her own redemption at any cost. (STK421703) SC, 143pgs, FC $14.95
EZRA EGYPTIAN EXCHANGE TP
DIAMOND CODE: MAY12 0834 / ISBN: 9781897548653
ARCANA TITLE LINK: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=214
(W) Sean O’Reilly (A) Benny Quilatan, Alfonso Ruiz (CA) Greg Horn Ezra has agreed with a renowned crime boss to complete an exchange. She will take, on his behalf, the Sword of Turrin and will exchange it with the Eye of the Serpent. Sounds easy, but the other party is the goddess Nephilia! But before Ezra can even began her quest she is abducted by brigands and is now imprisoned on their ship. Will she survive and how will she complete this quest? (STK416190) (APR100727) SC, 104pgs, FC $14.95
DIAMOND CODE: MAY12 0836
ARCANA TITLE LINK: http://arcana.com/store.php?item=462
(W) Sean Patrick O’Reilly, Erik Hendrix, & Casey Jones (A/CA) Allan Otero The Intrinsic face an army of demons to protect their newest charges — Tori and Alex — who have no idea what they’ve fallen into. In order to survive what’s to come, they must learn (and quickly) what the forces of darkness have in mind — and the mysterious man in hell who’s just sworn to serve them. (STK467850) 22pgs, FC $1.95
DIAMOND CODE: MAY12 0835 / ISBN: 978-1-927424-52-0
(W) Ryan Foley (A/CA) Robert Gill The island kingdom of Desperian has long been ruled by the dark wizard, Zoranthar, and his ruling class of loyalists. The nobles of the land have long held to an imperative law — blood in the arena keeps blood off the streets — and cadres of gladiators entertain the masses as temples of slaughter. When slavers deliver Valoriss Bladesong into the ranks of the gladiators, her path will bring her to the doorstep of Zoranthar and challenge him for the destiny of Desperian. The Praetorian is an action adventure tale of sword and sorcery, honor and courage, good and evil, revenge, and life and death. (STK464797) SC, 132pgs, FC $19.95
ARCANA PRIMER GRAPHIC NOVELS
This month, we take a look at some other books from the Arcana library you may have missed!
KORD & HARLEY GN
DIAMOND CODE: MAY110816 / ISBN: 978-0-980920-47-5
ARCANA TITLE LINK: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=295
The Catholic church has set up a secret order to deal with demonic activity and demonic possession. Led by Father Merrick, a man with a long secretive past and his ever watchful assistant, Sister Margaret Day. Together, they oversee and advise their unique charges: Kord, an 11th century stone golem that has converted from the Kabbalic teachings to Catholicism and Harley, a teenaged genetic experiment wherein scientists spliced human DNA with that of several reptiles. Harley was discovered in the hills of Argentina by Father Merrick who had been called there to exorcise a demon but inadvertently found the son he never had. The first task set forth for this unlikely duo is to battle the demonic forces of Hell, the Seven Deadly Sins.
DIAMOND CODE: JUL110811 / ISBN: 978-1-926914-11-4
ARCANA TITLE LINK:http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=402
Carlos, a regular duck living in the great city of Featherbay, just got dumped by his girlfriend, his life as a freelance do-it-all is going nowhere and must make some grown up decisions: to get a real job, get his girl back and stop drinking. That is, until he gets super powers and becomes the only duck in the world who can stop a powerful creature who’s destroying the city on a vengeful rampage, and an evil weapons manufacturing corporation who want his abilities.
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