It’s a big week for Archaia, as the company is set to release six titles on the world. The company sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Fraggle Rock Volume 2 #1, Cyclops #2, Lucid #3, Feeding Ground #3, Critical Millennium: The Dark Frontier #3, and The Secret History Book Fourteen.

FRAGGLE ROCK VOL. 2 #1 (of 3)
Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: saddle bound, 8” x 8”, full color
On-sale Date: Jan. 19, 2011
Written by Grace Randolph, Jake Forbes and Joe LeFavi
Illustrated by Chris Lie, Mark Simmons, Cory Godbey and Katie Cook
Covers by David Petersen and Chris Lie (50/50 split)

Get ready to rock—Fraggle style! Archaia and The Jim Henson Company follow up their highly acclaimed FRAGGLE ROCK anthology series with a brand-new line of comics, featuring the antics of Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober and Red! Worry is indeed for another day, as this new series features a stellar lineup of talent, including: Grace Randolph (MUPPET PETER PAN, MARVEL HER-OES), Chris Lie (RETURN TO LABYRINTH), Jake Forbes (RETURN TO LABYRINTH) and Ross Campbell (WET MOON, SHADOWEYES)! Featuring a cover from MOUSE GUARD’s David Petersen and activity pages from fan-favorite Katie Cook!

All Ages

CYCLOPS #2 (OF 8)
Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
On-sale Date: Jan. 19, 2011
Written by Matz
Illustrated by Luc Jacamon
Cover by Luc Jacamon

2054. Douglas Pistoia’s job with Multicorps Security, Inc. has thrust him into the heat of combat. Danger is close and the enemy is faceless and everywhere. As millions watch the conflict on television, Douglas commits a singular act of bravery that changes his life forever. Caught between the duty of a soldier and the fame of a celebrity, which path will Douglas choose? More importantly, which will prove to be more dangerous? From the creators of the Eisner Award-nominated THE KILLER comes this sci-fi thriller that looks at the near future of war and the media

Mature Readers (series contains Nudity, Graphic Violence and Adult Content)

LUCID #3 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 24 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
On-sale Date: Jan. 19, 2011
Written by Michael McMillian
Illustrated by Anna Wieszczyk
Cover by Anna Wieszczyk

LUCID barrels toward an explosive climax as Agent Dee is pulled deeper into a dark conspiracy fraught with bold, unbridled evil! After a dangerous Magical Artifact created by Matthew’s infamous ancestor disappears from the archives of The School of Black, Matthew travels to London to team up with England’s Combat Mage, the beautiful and enchanting Wren, to hunt it down before all Hell breaks loose. LUCID is Archaia’s first title published in association with Zachary Quinto (“Heroes,” “Star Trek”) and his company, Before the Door.

T +13 (Contains material suitable for teen readers age 13 and above

FEEDING GROUND #3 (OF 6)
Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 64 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
On-sale Date: Jan. 19, 2011
Created by Swifty Lang, Michael Lapinski and Chris Mangun
Written by Swifty Lang
Illustrated by Michael Lapinski

FEEDING GROUND launches an entirely new werewolf mythology, set on the Mexico-Arizona border! A famine drives Diego Busqueda, a noble “coyote,” to lead his family across the unforgiving Devil’s Highway, a desert cursed with blistering days and deadly nights. However, they are not alone among the desert sands. An ancient evil that has plagued the region for generations has emerged from the shadows. Pitting real-world border politics against a boldly re-imagined werewolf mythology, FEEDING GROUND questions the very nature of survival! In this issue: Cursed with a dying bloodline, Alejandro Blackwell hunts for young Flaca as the Busquedas trek through the nasty Mexican border town of Altere—a broken back door to America. Included on the flip side is the issue in Spanish at no extra cost!

T +13 (Contains material suitable for teen readers age 13 and above)

CRITICAL MILLENNIUM: THE DARK FRONTIER #3 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.95
Page Count: 40 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
On-sale Date: Jan. 19, 2011
Written by Andrew E. C. Gaska
Illustrated by Daniel Dussault
Cover by Daniel Dussault

One thousand years of mankind’s rise and fall in space! To avert the path all thought unavoidable, a bold group of explorers takes the first steps toward leaving Earth’s solar system. Their quest: new worlds to colonize, so that humanity may yet have yet a chance at survival. Led by philanthropist Thomm Coney, and utilizing an untried star–drive, the team is scorned by the world’s government and canonized by its citizens. In this issue: Coney, Eryc, Pandita and Angel Rei return to Earth amidst a media circus! In the aftermath of the flooding of the Ghost Sector of New Bombay, the world debates over what to do with the survivors—no one wants them. With the completed Black Star Drive Vessel transported via cargo carrier to Earth, and political tensions over its impending launch running high, young John Adams find himself entrenched deep within the new Ghost Army. The leader—a man known only as the Wraith—initiates a series of terrorist attacks designed to kill the would-be-astronauts and destroy their ship in a bid to stop the mission to the stars!

Mature Readers (Contains Adult Content)

THE SECRET HISTORY BOOK FOURTEEN
Retail Price: $5.95 U.S.
Page Count: 48 pages
Format: perfect bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
On-sale Date: Jan. 19, 2011
Written by Jean-Pierre Pécau
Illustrated by Igor Kordey
Colors by Leonard O’Grady
Cover by Manchu & Olivier Vatine

The hit French comic that gives historical fiction an occult bent continues! The Watchers. 1945. The two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki seem to have put an end to the evil plots of William of Lecce. In liberated Paris, Daniel Rosenthal, a survivor of the death camps, learns how to live again. He owes his survival to a “star,” a strange tarot card given to him by the surrealist poet Robert Desnos in the Terezín concentration camp, who also told him about the mysterious cabaret, L’Arcane 17. Daniel begins a descent into a world he did not know existed and into a story that the textbooks do not teach: the secret history.

Mature Readers (series contains Nudity, Graphic Violence, and Adult Content)

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