Now that the company is back and into the swing of things, Archaia has sent us the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in July 2009.

Artesia_Besieged_3.jpgARTESIA BESIEGED #3 (of 6)
(W/A) Mark Smylie

Stabbed and poisoned, Artesia hovers on death’s door while ghosts and spirits debate when she will die and King Euwen presses his assault on the city of Abenton and the palisades of the Daradjan camp. After a long (involuntary) hiatus, the saga of Artesia returns.

Full Color      32 pages        $3.95       Mature Readers (series contains Strong Sexual Content, Nudity, Graphic Violence, and Adult Content)

OKKO_Earth_3.jpgOKKO: THE CYCLE OF EARTH #3 (of 4)
(W/A) Hub

It is the Winter of 1109 in the official calendar of the Pajan Empire. Pursuing the demonic tracks of the enemy monks, Okko and his companions cross the vastness of the Roof of the World and reach the mysterious Eighth Monastery…

Full Color      32 pages        $3.95       Mature Readers (series contains Graphic Violence and Adult Content)

(W) Jason Becker            (A) Jon Rea

Special double-size issue presenting the unpublished issues 3 and 4 of the Killing Pickman series in a single issue! As the horrific details of the case of a serial child killer unfold, Detective William Zhu finds himself immersed in a macabre world of occult terror. Zhu is driven by unseen forces into a confrontation with evil beyond anything he has ever encountered before. If Zhu is to survive this ordeal with his sanity intact he may be forced to take the law into his own hands and destroy the monster himself: Richard Pickman, sitting in a cell at Heorot maximum security prison.

Full Color      48 pages        $4.99       Mature Readers (series contains Graphic Violence and Adult Content)

Mouse_Guard_Winter_1152_HC.jpgMOUSE GUARD WINTER 1152 Collected Edition HC
(W/A) David Petersen

In the Winter of 1152, the Guard face a food and supply shortage threatening the lives of many through a cold and icy season. Saxon, Kenzie, Lieam WDand Sadie, led by Celanawe, traverse the snow-blanketed territories acting as diplomats to improve relations between the mouse cities and the Guard. This is a winter not every Guard may survive… Collects the second Eisner-Award winnning MOUSE GUARD series with an all-new epilogue and bonus content.

Full Color      192 pages       $24.95      All Ages

The_Engineer_HC.jpgTHE ENGINEER Collected Edition HC
(W) Brian Churilla and Jeremy Shepherd            (A) Brian Churilla            (C) Jeremy Shepherd

An ancient sentient entity is feasting on the very fabric of space and time. Only one man can stop it: The Engineer, last survivor of the destroyed Earth. Utilizing a colossal pipe organ that enables pan-dimensional travel, The Engineer pursues the lost components of The Konstrukt, an archaic mechanism that imbues whoever possesses it with the ability to manipulate reality itself, in the hopes of using it to defeat the creature and undo the incalculable damage it has already done. Giant bat creatures, were-crabs, immense rock creatures, amorphous witches and armies of undead abound in this pulpy sci-fi romp for all ages! Collects and completes the Engineer series.

Full Color      128 pages       $19.95      All Ages (10 and up; series contains Mild Violence)

Mouse_Guard_Fall_1152_HC.jpgMOUSE GUARD FALL 1152 Collected Edition HC
(W/A) David Petersen

Saxon, Kenzie, and Lieam, members of the fearless Mouse Guard, are dispatched to find a missing merchant mouse. Their search through dangerous terrain for the missing mouse reveals much more than they expect, as they stumble across a traitor in the Guard’s own ranks. Collects the first Eisner-Award winning Mouse Guard series with special bonus material.

Full Color      192 pages       $24.95      All Ages

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  1. typhoidhater
    May 7, 2009 at 5:44 pm — Reply

    I hate how the Mouse Guard collections get all the bonus content, since I refuse to double dip. I wish the approach that Ed Brubaker takes with Criminal where the individual issues get the bonus content to encourage monthly subscribers was more commonplace.

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