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ARCHAIA DECEMBER 2010 SOLICITATIONS

DAYS MISSING: KESTUS #4 (OF 5)
FRAGGLE ROCK VOL. 2 #2 (OF 3)
CYCLOPS #2 (OF 8 )
FEEDING GROUND #3 (OF 6)
CRITICAL MILLENNIUM VOL. 1 Collected Edition Hardcover
THE SECRET HISTORY OMNIBUS VOL. 2 Collected Edition Hardcover
THE KILLER VOL. 3: MODUS VIVENDI Collected Edition Hardcover
MOUSE GUARD ROLEPLAYING GAME BOX SET
MOUSE GUARD VOL. 2: WINTER 1152 B&W Limited Collected Edition Hardcover

    OFFERING 1

DAYS MISSING: KESTUS #4 (of 5)
Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Written by Phil Hester
Illustrated by David Marquez
Cover by David Mack

Archaia and Roddenberry Productions continue the history-making series DAYS MISSING! January 1st, 2000—the dawn of a new century came and went without incident. Or did it? On a day of fear and uncertainty, excitement and anticipation, with billions of dollars spent in preparation and humanity’s way of life hanging in the balance, The Steward encounters a true-life super villain bent on bringing the horror of Y2K to the world. Since the dawn of mankind, the enigmatic Steward has guided our destiny in solitude. But now he’s not alone—the immortal woman known as Kestus leads a secret society capable of predicting The Steward’s comings and goings. How will they affect the impending Y2K disaster? DAYS MISSING: KESTUS #4 adds another chapter to the thrilling exploits of The Steward, a being whose ability to “fold” days of time has resulted in critical human events being absent from our historical record. Although their existence is not remembered…the occurrences of these days have forever changed the course of Earth’s evolution!

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

    OFFERING 2

FRAGGLE ROCK VOL. 2 #2 (of 3)
Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: saddle bound, 8” x 8”, full color
Written by Joe LeFavi, Tim Beedle and Jason M. Burns
Illustrated by Heidi Arnhold, Ross Campbell, Chandra Free and Katie Cook
Cover by Heidi Arnhold and Ross Campbell

The Fraggles have solved many mysteries throughout Fraggle Rock, but in this new issue of Archaia’s acclaimed FRAGGLE ROCK series, they attempt to solve the greatest of them all! Joe LeFavi and Heidi Arnhold (LEGENDS OF THE DARK CRYSTAL) explore what it truly means to live when Gobo undertakes a quest to determine “The Meaning of Life.” But what will he have to sacrifice along the way? After that, Mokey struggles to find “The Perfect Words” in a thoughtful story from Tim Beedle (MUPPET ROBIN HOOD) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Ross Campbell (SHADOWEYES, WET MOON). Finally, Boober’s seeing monsters in “The Fraggle Who Cried Monster,” a hilariously warped tale from the minds of Jason M. Burns (A DUMMY’S GUIDE TO DANGER) and Chandra Free (THE GOD MACHINE).

All Ages

    OFFERING 3

CYCLOPS #2 (of 8 )
Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Written by Matz
Illustrated by Luc Jacamon
Cover by Luc Jacamon

From the creators of the Eisner Award-nominated THE KILLER comes this look at the near future of war and the media. As Douglas Pistoia is drawn further into the nexus of celebrity and warfare, how far will he go to win a game that isn’t a game?

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

    OFFERING 4

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
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! 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. FEEDING GROUND is a horror tale 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.

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

    OFFERING 5

CRITICAL MILLENNIUM VOL. 1: THE DARK FRONTIER Collected Edition Hardcover
Retail Price: $24.95 U.S.
Page Count: 176 pages
Format: hardcover book with dust jacket, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Written by Andrew E. C. Gaska
Illustrated by Daniel Dussault
Cover by Daniel Dussault

Mankind’s rise and fall in space begins here! Two thousand years from now, the Earth is nearly dead. A bold group of explorers led by philanthropist Thomm Coney pushes forward to take the first tentative steps out of Earth’s solar system. Their quest: new worlds to colonize, so that humanity may yet have a chance at survival. Facing impossible odds, political agendas, and a fanatical terrorist regime bent on their destruction, Coney and his crew brave the dangers of a potentially volatile star drive in order to preserve a civilization intent not only on killing itself, but also on taking down every other living thing around it. Will mankind set aside its greed long enough to see a future amongst the stars? Collects CRITICAL MILLENNIUM: THE DARK FRONTIER #1-4 and contains extra material, including data sheets, sketchbook pages, starship information sheets and more.

Mature Readers (Contains Adult Content)

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THE SECRET HISTORY OMNIBUS VOL. 2 Collected Edition Hardcover
Retail Price: $34.95 U.S.
Page Count: 336 pages
Format: hardcover book with dust jacket, 6.875” x 10.25”, full color
Written by Jean-Pierre Pécau
Illustrated by Igor Kordey
Cover by Manchu & Olivier Vatine

In this sequel volume to the first SECRET HISTORY Omnibus, past rivalries amongst the original four Archons must be put aside as a fifth unnatural Archon, William of Lecce, tries to either bring the world under his rule or watch as it burns. William’s plots and puppets drive the nations and people of the world into the Second World War, and the Archons and their Players risk their lives to stop his hideous plans. Whatever the outcome may be, history will belong to the victor. Collects books #8-14 of THE SECRET HISTORY.

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

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THE KILLER VOL. 3: MODUS VIVENDI Collected Edition Hardcover
Retail Price: $24.95 U.S.
Page Count: 176 pages
Format: hardcover book with dust jacket, 6.875” x 10.25”, full color
Written by Matz
Illustrated by Luc Jacamon
Cover by Luc Jacamon

A professional assassin comes out of retirement—out of boredom, out of necessity? He takes a job and soon finds himself enmeshed in an international conspiracy, and when he begins to question the identities of his employers, he finds himself seeking new allies to cover his back. This third volume of the Eisner Award-nominated THE KILLER collects Part One of the six-issue MODUS VIVENDI series.

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

    OFFERING 8

MOUSE GUARD ROLEPLAYING GAME BOX SET
Retail Price: $69.95 U.S.
Page Count: 336 pages
Format: Boxed set, 9” X 9”, full color
Designed by Luke Crane
Illustrated by David Petersen

In time for the holidays, a boxed set of the Origins Award-winning MOUSE GUARD ROLEPLAYING GAME! Includes the original rules book, a 48-page supplement with all-new adventure scenarios and a host of game aids, including a GM deck of 12 Action Cards, two Player Decks of 12 Action Cards, Condition Cards, Characters Sheets, GM sheets, a GM screen, Mouse Dice and a Map of the Mouse Territories!

All Ages

    OFFERING 9

MOUSE GUARD VOL. 2: WINTER 1152 B&W Limited Collected Edition Hardcover
Retail Price: $99.95 U.S.
Page Count: 176 pages
Format: hardcover book with slip case, 12” x 12”, black and white, limited to 1,000 copies
Written by David Petersen
Illustrated by David Petersen

In time for the holidays comes this limited edition of MOUSE GUARD: WINTER 1152, presenting the original size and format (12” x 12”) of David Petersen’s black-and-white artwork for the second Eisner Award-winning MOUSE GUARD series. Limited to 1,000 numbered copies in a beautiful slip-cased edition.

All Ages