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Archaia November 2013 Solicitations

The items below will go on sale in comic shops and wherever books are sold this November.

THE JOYNERS IN 3D
Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
Retail Price: $29.95 U.S.
Page Count: 128 pages
Format: Hardcover, 8.5” x 11”, black and white (with red-blue anaglyph 3D)
Genre: Sci-Fi
ISBN: 978-1-936393-70-1
Written by R.J. Ryan
Illustrated by David Marquez
Cover by David Marquez
Rating: M – MATURE (18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors)
Synopsis: In mid-21st century Northern California, prosperous technology executive George Joyner stands on the brink of revolutionizing life in America (again) with his latest high-flying invention. But just as business booms, George’s private life begins to implode, with devastating consequences, for his wife Sonya, their children Rochester and Michelle, and Sonya’s ailing father, David. Brought to life in stunning anaglyph 3-D (two pairs of glasses come enclosed with each book), The Joyners in 3D details a story of personal betrayals, industrial intrigue, and sexual desire in uncompromising and visually impeccable terms. The Joyners in 3D reunites writer R.J. Ryan and Ultimate Spider-Man illustrator David Marquez, collaborators on Archaia’s acclaimed graphic novel Syndrome, for which Marquez earned a 2011 Russ Manning Award nomination.

MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOL. 2
Collected Edition Hardcover
Retail Price: $19.95 U.S.
Page Count: 144 pages
Format: Hardcover, 8” x 8”, full color
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-26-8
Written by Ben Caldwell, Eric Canete, Rick Geary, Cory Godbey, Cliff Monear, David Petersen, Stan Sakai, Jemma Salume, Christian Slade, Jackson Sze, Nick Tapalansky, Bill Willingham, and C. P. Wilson III
Illustrated by Ben Caldwell, Eric Canete, Alex Eckman-Lawn, Rick Geary, Justin Gerard, Cory Godbey, David Petersen, Jemma Salume, Stan Sakai, Christian Slade, Jackson Sze, Bill Willingham, and C. P. Wilson III
Cover by David Petersen
Rating: E – EVERYONE (all ages, may contain minimal violence)
Synopsis: The 2011 Eisner Award winner for Best Anthology is back with a second volume! In the mouse tavern known as the June Alley Inn, a new round of storytelling begins between the patrons. Their goal is to be declared the best story of the night in hopes of having their outstanding debt to the barmaid forgiven. Each story is written and illustrated by a different creator, while Mouse Guard creator David Petersen supplies the tavern scenes! Legends of the Guard continues the tradition of featuring handpicked artists and storytellers by Petersen, including fan-favorites like Stan Sakai (Usagi Yokimbo), C.P. Wilson III (The Stuff of Legend), and Bill Willingham (Fables), and up-and-comers like Christian Slade (Korgi), Rick Geary (The Adventures of Blanche), and Jemma Salume (Unicorn Life Cycle).

AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP
Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
Retail Price: $24.95
Page Count: 208 pages
Format: Hardcover, 6” x 9”, full color
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-78-7
Written by Tom Hammock
Illustrated by Megan Hutchison
Cover by Megan Hutchison
Rating: T – TEEN (12 and up, may contain mild violence or mild profanity)
Synopsis: After her parents’ accidental death by mushroom poisoning, young Aurora Grimeon is sent to live with her estranged grandfather on Ossuary Isle, deep in the southern swamps. Joined by her grandfather’s pet raccoon Missy, Aurora explores the fog-covered island of graves. Along the way, she meets its sinister residents who care for the tombstones and mausoleums, living out their lives by the strange rules of Hoodoo magic. When ghostly things start happening out in the swamp and island residents start disappearing, Aurora thrusts herself into the middle of the mystery, uncovering secrets that might be better left buried.

MOON LAKE VOL. 2
Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
Retail Price: $24.95
Page Count: 160 pages
Format: Hardcover, 8.25” x 11.5”, full color
Genre: Horror
ISBN-13: 978-1-939867-24-7
Written by Dan Fogler, Kevin J. Anderson, and Andrew Harrison
Illustrated by Nadir Balan, Kevin Colden, Dan Dougherty, Alex Horley, Fernando Pinto, Darick Robertson, Alex Sheikman, Jeff Stokely, and Anna Wieszczyk
Cover by Alex Horley
Rating: M – MATURE (18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors)
Synopsis: This follow-up to Dan Fogler’s (“Take Me Home Tonight,” “Fanboys”) first volume of Moon Lake is a new collection of stories that mesh comedy, horror, and science fiction into one insane anthology that’s inspired by Tales From The Crypt and Heavy Metal. A seemingly harmless body of water is actually a mysterious portal into the weird and deranged, affecting all who come into contact with it. From zombie dinosaurs to an inter-dimensional Sasquatch trying to save its species from extinction to a mass-murdering high school cheerleader, enjoy more twisted tales from Moon Lake!