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ARCHAIA JUNE 2011 SOLICITATIONS

THE SECRET HISTORY: GAMES OF CHANCE #1 (OF 5)
CYCLOPS #6 (OF 8 )
OLD CITY BLUES HC

Use the DIAMOND ORDER CODE to pre-order the title at your local comic book shop. Tell them, “I would like to pre-order a copy of [TITLE]. Here is the Order Code for handy convenience!” Some shops require that you put down a deposit on the book, as much as 50% of the total price. But be sure to go back and pick it up when the book comes in or else your local comic book shop owner will be very annoyed with you. ;-)

Use the ISBN numbers to pre-order graphic novels wherever books are sold.

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    OFFERING 1

The Secret History: Games of Chance #1

THE SECRET HISTORY: GAMES OF CHANCE #1 (OF 5)
Retail Price: $5.95 U.S.
Page Count: 48 pages
Format: perfect bound, 6.875” x 10.25”, full color
Written by Jean-Pierre Pécau
Illustrated by Damien
Cover by Damien

DIAMOND ORDER CODE: APR11 0778
UPC: 811514010788 00111

New miniseries! Pandora. In this spinoff to the critically acclaimed series, THE SECRET HISTORY, the great game of the Archons and their Houses has fallen into a bit of a slumber in the years after World War II and the emergence of powerful new cards. But a new game is about to begin. Pandora, the daughter of Curtis and Nimue, longs to discover the truths behind her mother’s death, and the strange cards that can change destinies. She falls in with a professional gambler named Chance, and with mysterious forces hot on their heels they must flee to Las Vegas, a place where Chance has a lot of enemies…

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

    OFFERING 2

Cyclops #6 - NOT FINAL ART

CYCLOPS #6 (OF 8 )
Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.875” x 10.25”, full color
Written by Matz
Illustrated by Jamin de Meyere
Cover by Jamin de Meyere

DIAMOND ORDER CODE: APR11 0779
UPC: 811514010757 00611

The Rebel, Part 2. As they pursue the truth behind the massacred villagers, the soldiers in Douglas’ unit begin to ask questions about the legitimacy of their mission, and the behind-the-scenes actions of their employers…

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

    OFFERING 3

Old City Blues Vol. 1

OLD CITY BLUES Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
Retail Price: $14.95 U.S.
Page Count: 120 pages
Format: hardcover, 5.25” x 8.25”, black and white
Written by Giannis Milonogiannis
Illustrated by Giannis Milonogiannis
Cover by Giannis Milonogiannis

DIAMOND ORDER CODE: APR11 0780
ISBN: 978-1-936393-20-6

The year is 2048. Southeastern Europe. Built on the ruins of the country once known as Greece, New Athens is a city crawling with life—low-life, that is. From mech smugglers and drug dealers, to corrupt politicians and all-too-powerful corporations, the city is at the mercy of high-tech criminals. And it’s up to Solano, Thermidor, and the rest of the New Athens Special Police to keep the city in order. When the cybernetically augmented founder of a tech corporation called Hayashi is found murdered, it seems to be just another case of cyborg persecution. But Hayashi Corporation’s strange response to the incident raises suspicion in Solano and the Special Police. The mystery they unravel will lead them straight into the wasteland of the Old City.

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