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Archaia Spring Noir

Coming this Spring, a trio of gripping Noir titles from Archaia’s shadowy side.

MUMBAI CONFIDENTIAL

A GRITTY RETURN TO CLASSIC, PULP NOIR STORYTELLING INSPIRED BY THE REAL LIFE ENCOUNTER COPS OF MUMBAI.

“In the book, no stone has been left unturned to capture the Mumbai underworld in all its gritty authenticity—writer Saurav Mohapatra’s characters speak the real stuff.”
—Sharmila Ganesan Ram, The Times of India

Written by Saurav Mohapatra
Illustrated by Vivek Shinde

CORRUPTION NEVER STAYS CONFIDENTIAL.

Once, Kadam was a rising star in the ranks of the Mumbai Encounter Squad, a secret unit tasked with carrying out extrajudicial executions of wanted criminals. However, the death of his pregnant wife triggers a downward spiral that leaves Kadam a shadow of his former self. When Kadam is the victim of a hit-and-run he goes into a coma for a month. After waking up, he finds a new sense of purpose and pursues the investigation into the identity of the driver on his own, when the police close the case for lack of leads. Kadam finds out that the driver was Balwan Khan, an over-the-hill Bollywood B-Movie actor. This brings him into direct confrontation with his ex-colleagues, who are now de factor gangsters in uniform and use Khan’s movies to launder their money…

• 152 Pages
• Hardcover, Paper Over Board
• 6.625” x 10.25”
• Full Color
• Mature | 18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors.

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$24.95 US
ISBN: 1-936393-65-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-65-7
Diamond Code: JAN130840

STRANGE ATTRACTORS

A MODERN DAY SCIENCE FICTION THRILLER FROM THE ACCLAIMED WRITER OF 27 AND SWAMP THING

“Soule executes his story in a way that creates a book that shouldn’t work but does, easily making it an early contender for best original graphic novel this year… Part sci-fi/superhero tale, part philosophical exploration, and part thriller: this book has it all, and it’s amazing.”
—IGN

Written by Charles Soule
Illustrated by Greg Scott
Cover by Dan Duncan

THE CITY IS AN ENGINE.

Heller Wilson, a brilliant mathematics student, needs one revolutionary idea to complete his thesis. Just one. To find it, he’s tracked down Dr. Spencer Brownfield, once the most promising mind of his generation. These days, he’s still a genius, but also quite possibly insane; he claims he’s been secretly controlling the entire city for decades through complex
applications of the Butterfly Effect. Even worse: Spencer refuses to give up a single theorem until Heller signs on as his apprentice. Bad things are coming, he believes, and someone has to keep New York safe after he’s gone. Quite possibly insane – but quite possibly not.

• 152 Pages
• Hardcover, Paper Over Board
• 6.625” x 10.25”
• Full Color
• Teen+ | 16 and up, may contain moderate violence, moderate profanity use, and suggestive themes.

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$19.95 US
ISBN: 1-936393-62-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-62-6
Diamond Code: FEB130711

THE KILLER Vol. 4: UNFAIR COMPETITION

THE FOURTH VOLUME OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CEREBRAL NOIR THRILLER FROM JACAMON AND MATZ. IN THIS BUSINESS, IT’S KILL OR BE KILLED.

“The Killer seems less like a comic and more like the kind of movie you wish some really edgy director like David Fincher would make…”
—Dan Tabor, Geekadelphia

Written by Matz
Illustrated by Luc Jacamon

After his misadventures in Venezuela, our Killer retires to Mexico, but his Colombian cartel friend Mariano and the Cuban agent Katia are not far behind. Soon, he finds himself
drawn back into the great geopolitical game between Cuba, Venezuela, and the United States, with oil revenues and political independence the stakes. Even when he finds himself in unusual territory as the shadow owner of an oil company developing Cuba’s off-shore deposits, the need for his usual skill-set is never far away…

• 120 Pages
• Hardcover, Paper Over Board
• 6.875” x 10.25”
• Full Color
• Mature | 18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other
content not suitable for minors.

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$19.95 US
ISBN: 1-936393-69-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-69-8
Diamond Code: JUL120747

THE KILLER OMNIBUS

THE FIRST TWO VOLUMES OF JACAMON AND MATZ’S CRIME SERIES COLLECTED IN A DELUXE OMNIBUS

“This colorful tale of a contract killer forgoes the usual hyperbolic mix of adrenaline and testosterone for patience, introspection, and the occasional explosion of violence. The result is a taut story about the business of killing.”
—Blair Butler, G4TV

• 312 Pages
• Softcover Trade Paperback
• 6.875” x 10.25”
• Full Color
• Mature | 18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other
content not suitable for minors.

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$24.95 US
ISBN: 1-936393-75-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-75-6
Diamond Code: MAY120839