SNEAK PEEK: Archaia for December 28, 2011

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Archaia Entertainment sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week.  Take the jump for a look at Billy Fog, Black Fire, Fraggle Rock, and Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths.

BILLY FOG VOL. 1: THE GIFT OF TROUBLE SIGHT
Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
Retail Price: $24.95 U.S.
Page Count: 144 pages
Format: hardcover (paper over board), 8.425” x 11.25”, partial color
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-39-8
Written by Guillaume Bianco
Illustrated by T Guillaume Bianco
Cover by Guillaume Bianco

Like some other kids his age, Billy Fog has to wear glasses. But when he takes his glasses off, he sees all the things that other kids can’t: ghosts and ghouls, vampires and monsters, a world of darkness and danger and above all the thing that kids aren’t supposed to see: death. A new kind of graphic novel: part storybook, part fable, part gazetteer and bestiary of the horrible and fantastic, inspired by the likes of Tim Burton, Edward Gorey and Lemony Snicket.

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

BLACK FIRE
Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
Retail Price: $24.95 U.S.
Page Count: 160 pages
Format: hardcover (paper over board), 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Genre: Horror
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-38-1
Written by Hernán Rodríguez
Illustrated by Hernán Rodríguez
Cover by Hernán Rodríguez

Two soldiers in Napoleon’s army retreating from his disastrous campaigns in Russia are separated from their unit by a Cossack attack and stumble across an isolated Slavic town, where strange and bizarre doings are afoot. The ancient town is deep, forbidden territory, the prison of a dark monster-god out of Slavic legend and nightmare, which seeks to use the newcomers to escape. An historical horror story in the vein of HP Lovecraft and Brotherhood of the Wolf.

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

FRAGGLE ROCK CLASSICS VOL. 1
Collected Edition Softcover
Retail Price: $9.95 U.S.
Page Count: 96 pages
Format: softcover, 6” x 9”, full color
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-22-0
Written by Stan Kay
Illustrated by Marie Severin
Cover by Jake Myler

Archaia Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company are proud to present a new reprinting of the original Fraggle Rock comic book series, which first debuted in 1985. Look back into the history of your favorite Fraggles with stories such as “The Magic Time Machine,” “The Trouble With Being #1,” “The Monster That Could Be Anything” and “The Doozer Who Wanted to Be a Fraggle.” Digitally remastered and beautifully bound in softcover for a new generation of Fraggle Rock fans, this series will make you want to dance your cares away—’80s style!

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

JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: CREATION MYTHS VOL. 1
Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
Retail Price: $19.95 U.S.
Page Count: 96 pages
Format: hardcover (paper over board), 7.25” x 11.25”, full color
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-00-8
Written by Brian Holguin and Brian Froud
Illustrated by Alex Sheikman, Lizzy John and Brian Froud
Cover by Brian Froud

Part one of a three-part graphic novel prequel series delving into the origins of the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelflings, the world of Thra and the Dark Crystal itself. Spanning a time period from thousands of years ago to right up to the start of the original Jim Henson film, this graphic novel epic will tell the definitive origin of the Dark Crystal, under the supervision of The Jim Henson Company and The Dark Crystal concept designer Brian Froud.

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

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