SNEAK PEEK: Archaia comics for December 14, 2011

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Archaia Entertainment sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week. Take the jump for an early look at Cyclops #7, The Secret History #17, Everlast, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, Killing Pickman, and The Sigh.

CYCLOPS #7 (OF 8)
Miniseries
Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: staple bound, 6.875” x 10.25”, full color
Genre: Science Fiction
Written by Matz
Illustrated by Gaël De Meyere
Cover by Gaël De Meyere

Captain Douglas Pistoia and his men have disobeyed orders and are now in open rebellion against their employers. A special group of veterans is dispatched on their trail, with orders to remove them once and for all and prevent them from revealing the bloody covert ops campaign conducted by MBS in Latin America. But appearances can be deceiving, for the hunt for Pistoia’s renegade Cyclops team is breaking all previous audience viewing records…

M – MATURE (18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors)

THE SECRET HISTORY BOOK SEVENTEEN
Ongoing Series
Retail Price: $5.95 U.S.
Page Count: 48 pages
Format: perfect bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Genre: Historical Fiction
Written by Jean-Pierre Pécau
Illustrated by Igor Kordey
Colors by Leonard O’Grady
Cover by Manchu & Olivier Vatine

Operation Kadesh. 1956: In the Egyptian desert, Curtis settles accounts and conducts his personal crusade to avenge the death of this wife Nimue, the mother of Pandora, putting him on a collision course with General Nasser and the Condor as they try to retrieve the secrets buried in the Red Fort, where it all began. But the Archons do not control events they way they once did. Meanwhile, in Budapest, a new player arrives and changes the course of history.

M – MATURE (18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors)

EVERLAST
Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
Retail Price: $19.95 U.S.
Page Count: 112 pages
Format: hardcover (paper over board), 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN-13: 978-1-932386-97-4
Written by Chad Michael Murray
Illustrated by Trevor Hairsine, Andrew Huerta, Robbi Rodriguez, J.K. Woodward and Danijel Zezelj
Cover by Danijel Zezelj

A pre-apocalyptic tale, Everlast follows Derek Everlast, a man whose destiny in life is guiding others to a place of rebirth for mankind called Haven. Following an instinct called the Nudge, bestowed on him by a higher power, Derek is guided to the next chosen human destined to survive, a little girl named Melissa. In a harrowing adventure, he must deliver her safely to Haven before the End of Days. Everlast tells a story of choice, love, friendship, and, most of all, survival. Will you be chosen? Created and written by actor Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill.”)

T – TEEN (12 and up, may contain mild violence or mild profanity)

JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER VOLUME 1
Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
Retail Price: $19.95 U.S.
Page Count: 120 pages
Format: hardcover (paper over board), 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-24-4
Written by Katie Cook, Colleen Coover, Nate Cosby, Chris Eliopoulos, Roger Langridge, Marjorie Liu, Ron Marz, Jeff Parker and Paul Tobin
Illustrated by Ronan Cliquet, Katie Cook, Colleen Coover, Tom Fowler, Roger Langridge, Mike Maihack, Jennifer L. Meyer, Craig Rousseau and Evan Shaner
Cover by Patrick Scherberger and Mike Maihack

The much-loved, live-action/puppet combination TV show is now a graphic novel series! Archaia and The Jim Henson Company are proud to present ALL-NEW tales of fantastic wonder and extraordinary myth, as told from the tongue of The Storyteller and his loyal canine companion! Witness worded wonderment from a cavalcade of crafty creators, including Roger Langridge (The Muppet Show Comic, Thor The Mighty Avenger), Marjorie Liu (Black Widow), Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Artifacts), Jeff Parker (Hulk, Thunderbolts), Jennifer L. Meyer (Lady Pendragon), Tom Fowler (Green Arrow, Batman), Chris Eliopoulos (Pet Avengers, Franklin Richards), Colleen Coover (Spider-Man, Pet Avengers) and more! Plus: A never-before-seen story adapted from a screenplay by The Storyteller’s original author, Academy Award Winner Anthony Minghella (The English Patient)!

E – EVERYONE (all ages, may contain minimal violence)

KILLING PICKMAN
Collected Edition Hardcover
Retail Price: $24.95 U.S.
Page Count: 144 pages
Format: hardcover (paper over board), 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Genre: Horror
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-14-5
Written by Jason Becker
Illustrated by Jon Rea
Cover by Jon Rea

Homicide Detective William Zhu has just made the arrest of his career. With the apprehension of Richard Pickman he has solved over 100 missing child cases, some of which date back over 30 years. The excavation of Pickman’s basement reveals horrors beyond imagination—the bodies of children mutilated in bizarre satanic rites. Frustrated with his role of clean-up man to the detritus of the world, Zhu makes what may be a fatal mistake: He decides to kill Pickman. Fatal, for Richard Pickman is no ordinary psychopath. The rituals he performed were not the work of a madman but sacrifices made to a very real demon. A demon who has granted Pickman near immortality. Killing Pickman is going to be a lot tougher than Zhu could have imagined. It may not even be possible.

M – MATURE (18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors)

THE SIGH
Illustrated Short Story Hardcover
Retail Price: $9.95 U.S.
Page Count: 56 pages
Format: hardcover (paper over board), 6” x 8”, B/W text with color illustrations
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-46-6
Written by Marjane Satrapi
Illustrated by Marjane Satrapi
Cover by Marjane Satrapi

Rose is one of three daughters of a rich merchant who always brings gifts for his girls from the market. One day Rose asks for the seed of a blue bean, but he fails to find one for her. She lets out a sigh in resignation, and her sigh attracts the Sigh, a mysterious being that brings the seed she desired to the merchant. But every debt has to be paid, and every gift has a price, and the Sigh returns a year later to take the merchant’s daughter to a secret and distant palace. Written and illustrated by Marjane Satrapi, author of the award-winning Persepolis.

E – EVERYONE (all ages, may contain minimal violence)

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