Archaia, the publisher behind the popular Mouse Guard series,Â has announced it is resuming full time publishing beginning in June.
â€œOur number one priority is to show our commitment to publishing by completing the great stories we have already begun to tell,â€ said Publisher Mark Smylie. In June, Archaia will release hardcovers of The Awakening and Some New Kind of Slaughter and has committed to put out at least two hardcover collected editions per month, thereafter, for the rest of the year. Making good on this promise, July will see the hardcover releases of The Engineer (which will be offered at an unprecedented $9.99 price point) and the second volume of the Eisner Award-winning Mouse Guard. Collections of the critically acclaimed Primordia and Gunnerkrigg Court Vol. 2 are set to debut in August.
From the press release:
â€œWeâ€™re also moving forward with series that are ongoing, such as The Killer, Okko, The Secret History and Artesia: Besieged,â€ added Smylie. These titles will pick up with individual issues and eventually be collected into hardcover editions.
â€œIn addition, books like Robotika, Killing Pickman and Titanium Rain, which had just started toward the middle and end of last year, will be relaunched in double-sized formats, with 48 to 64 pages of art for only a $4.99 cover price,â€ exclaimed Smylie.
â€œAnd as the year goes on, weâ€™ll be slotting in new titles weâ€™ve recently signed, like God Machine, Days Missing and others weâ€™ve yet to announce,â€ the publisher teased.
â€œThis is what weâ€™ve been working toward: Making sure that every month for the rest of the year, our publishing schedule is solid,â€ declared Archaia President P.J. Bickett. â€œAdditionally, when we commit to a date, weâ€™re going to meet that date. Readers can be assured of two things: First, our books will be on time and second, the same quality theyâ€™ve come to expect from Archaia will be matched and delivered in every single instance.â€