The kind folks at Avatar Press have supplied ComicList with their solicitations for comics and other products featured in the December 2009 Previews, scheduled to ship starting February 2010.
IGNITION CITY VOLUME 1
Written by Warren Ellis, art by Gianluca Pagliarani, covers by Pagliarani and Felipe Massafera.
Where did the space heroes go to die? A retropunk “future of the past” where spaceships still belched smoke and arguments were still settled with laser pistols. Grounded space pilot Mary Raven has come to the interzone settlement in the middle of Ignition City, Earth’s last spaceport, to recover the effects of her dead father‚or so people think. Mary really wants to know how he died, and who did it. Mary Raven is out to spoil a great many people’s days. Today might be her last day on Earth, trapped on the last spaceport where no-one cares about murder and the only real currency is fear. She has her dead father’s raygun, and that’s enough for space hero turned arms dealer Lightning Bowman to want her dead. But she also has her dead father’s diary. And when she finds out something no-one else in the settlement knows… they’ll want her dead for that, too! This full-color volume collects all five issues of the sci-fi epic with a cover gallery full of design sketches, ray-gun fights and giant metal machines! The Ignition City collected volume is available in a standard Trade Paperback with a painted cover by Felipe Massafera, a Special Edition Hardcover featuring an exclusive cover by Gianluca Pagliarani that is limited to 2,000 units, and a special Dual Signed Hardcover featuring a new cover by Pagliarani and is signed by both writer Warren Ellis and artist Pagliarani that is limited to 400 copies.
144 pages, $14.99 (Hardcover, $27.99; Signed hardcover, $49.99).
Written by Warren Ellis and Mike Wolfer, art and cover by Wolfer.
Ellis and Wolfer continue Volume Three “The Last King Of England”: no-one’s comfortable with the king of the magicians being a British soldier who really just wants to be left alone with a bit of extra beer money in his pocket. Now, the forces of the establishment begin to surround the problem of William Gravel, in “A Very British Coup.” It’s never a dull day being Combat Magician William Gravel. This issue is available with a regular or wraparound cover by Wolfer.
32 pages, $3.99.
CAPTAIN SWING #1
Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by Raulo Caceres.
London, 1830: newly-minted copper Charlie Gravel keeps seeing things he’s not supposed to. A crooked Bow Street Runner with a flintlock revolver, flying things that are not supposed to fly, and the violent Scientific Phantasmagoria that is christened Spring-Heeled Jack, but is known by other names. It is the time of Captain Swing and his Electrical Pirates, and history will never be the same. Captain Swing#1 is available with a Regular or Wraparound cover by series artist Raulo Caceres, and a special retailer incentive Penny Dreadful cover designed to look like a classic novel of yore.
32 pages, $3.99.
Written by Warren Ellis, with art by Garrie Gastonny and a cover by Felipe Massafera.
The world is at war: or, more to the point, its chosen and unleashed superhuman messiah figures are. Are any of them still human enough to realize they’re going to bring about the end of life on earth — and do any of them care? This is what a superhuman arms race would look like. This is what asking to be saved by men who can fly would look like. Take every superhero comic ever published, shove them into a nuclear-powered blender, soak it in bad vodka and set the whole thing alight — and Supergod will crawl out and eat your brain! SUPERGOD is available with a Regular cover painted by Felipe Massafera, a Wraparound by series artist Garrie Gastonny, and a special retailer incentive Church Of Supergod Edition!
32 pages, $3.99.
CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD: THE LAST BATTLE #6
Written by Garth Ennis, art and cover by Oscar Jimenez.
Hell on Earth is here, live, from New York! The final issue of the Last Battle is so epic in scope it has to be super-sized! The recently-departed Pope Jacko is back and determined to rule New York by turning it into a demonic infested Hell. Danny Wormwood is in way over his head with domestic disasters and literal Armageddon seeming closer than ever. Will Jay be able to rise to the challenge and help, or he is pretty content to sit in the bar and drink? Series artist Oscar Jimenez provides the stunning cover and interior art. Ennis drags the whole world into the gutter with his trademark razor-sharp dialogue, biting wit, and the stunning art of Jimenez, all in full-color. This final issue is available with Regular and Visions of Hell Wraparound, both by series artist Jimenez, and special retailer incentive Anti-Christ Edition!
40 pages, $4.99.