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Archaia Titles On Sale in Comic Book Shops 12/14/11

The following titles will be available at your local comic book shop on Dec. 14, 2011:

[SINGLE ISSUES]

CYCLOPS #7 (of 8 )
Retail Price: $3.95 U.S.
Page Count: 32 pages
Format: staple bound, 6.875” x 10.25”, full color
Written by Matz
Illustrated by Gaël De Meyere
Cover by Gaël De Meyere

Captain Douglas Pistoia and his men have disobeyed orders and are now in open rebellion against their employers. A special group of veterans is dispatched on their trail, with orders to remove them once and for all and prevent them from revealing the bloody covert ops campaign conducted by MBS in Latin America. But appearances can be deceiving, for the hunt for Pistoia’s renegade Cyclops team is breaking all previous audience viewing records…

M – MATURE (18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors)

THE SECRET HISTORY BOOK SEVENTEEN
Retail Price: $5.95 U.S.
Page Count: 48 pages
Format: perfect bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Written by Jean-Pierre Pécau
Illustrated by Igor Kordey
Colors by Leonard O’Grady
Cover by Manchu & Olivier Vatine

Operation Kadesh. 1956: In the Egyptian desert, Curtis settles accounts and conducts his personal crusade to avenge the death of this wife Nimue, the mother of Pandora, putting him on a collision course with General Nasser and the Condor as they try to retrieve the secrets buried in the Red Fort, where it all began. But the Archons do not control events they way they once did. Meanwhile, in Budapest, a new player arrives and changes the course of history.

M – MATURE (18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors)

[HARDCOVERS]

EVERLAST
Original Graphic Novel Hardcover

Retail Price: $19.95 U.S.
Page Count: 112 pages
Format: hardcover (paper over board), 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
ISBN-13: 978-1-932386-97-4
Written by Chad Michael Murray
Illustrated by
Trevor Hairsine, Andrew Huerta, Robbi Rodriguez, J.K. Woodward and Danijel Zezelj
Cover by
Danijel Zezelj

A pre-apocalyptic tale, Everlast follows Derek Everlast, a man whose destiny in life is guiding others to a place of rebirth for mankind called Haven. Following an instinct called the Nudge, bestowed on him by a higher power, Derek is guided to the next chosen human destined to survive, a little girl named Melissa. In a harrowing adventure, he must deliver her safely to Haven before the End of Days. Everlast tells a story of choice, love, friendship, and, most of all, survival. Will you be chosen? Created and written by actor Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill.”)

T – TEEN (12 and up, may contain mild violence or mild profanity)

JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER VOLUME 1
Original Graphic Novel Hardcover

Retail Price: $19.95 U.S.
Page Count: 120 pages
Format: hardcover (paper over board), 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-24-4
Written by
Katie Cook, Colleen Coover, Nate Cosby, Chris Eliopoulos, Roger Langridge, Marjorie Liu, Ron Marz, Jeff Parker and Paul Tobin
Illustrated by
Ronan Cliquet, Katie Cook, Colleen Coover, Tom Fowler, Roger Langridge, Mike Maihack, Jennifer L. Meyer, Craig Rousseau and Evan Shaner
Cover by
Patrick Scherberger and Mike Maihack

The much-loved, live-action/puppet combination TV show is now a graphic novel series! Archaia and The Jim Henson Company are proud to present ALL-NEW tales of fantastic wonder and extraordinary myth, as told from the tongue of The Storyteller and his loyal canine companion! Witness worded wonderment from a cavalcade of crafty creators, including Roger Langridge (The Muppet Show Comic, Thor The Mighty Avenger), Marjorie Liu (Black Widow), Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Artifacts), Jeff Parker (Hulk, Thunderbolts), Jennifer L. Meyer (Lady Pendragon), Tom Fowler (Green Arrow, Batman), Chris Eliopoulos (Pet Avengers, Franklin Richards), Colleen Coover (Spider-Man, Pet Avengers) and more! Plus: A never-before-seen story adapted from a screenplay by The Storyteller’s original author, Academy Award Winner Anthony Minghella (The English Patient)!

E – EVERYONE (all ages, may contain minimal violence)

JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND
Original Graphic Novel Hardcover

Retail Price: $29.95 U.S.
Page Count: 152 pages
Format: hardcover (paper over board), 8.25” x 11.5”, full color
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-09-1
Written by
Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl
Illustrated by
Ramón Pérez
Cover by
Ramón Pérez

Join us as we explore this missing piece of Jim Henson’s career in a celebration of his creative process. Discovered in the Archives of The Jim Henson Company, Tale of Sand is an original graphic novel adaptation of an unproduced, feature-length screenplay written by Jim Henson and his frequent writing partner, Jerry Juhl. Tale of Sand follows scruffy everyman, Mac, who wakes up in an unfamiliar town, and is chased across the desert of the American Southwest by all manners of man and beast of unimaginable proportions. Produced with the complete supervision of Jim’s daughter, Lisa Henson, Tale of Sand will allow Henson fans to recognize some of the inspirations and set pieces that appeared in later Henson Company productions.

T – TEEN (12 and up, may contain mild violence or mild profanity)

KILLING PICKMAN
Collected Edition Hardcover

Retail Price: $24.95 U.S.
Page Count: 144 pages
Format: hardcover with dust jacket, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-14-5
Written by
Jason Becker
Illustrated by
Jon Rea
Cover by
Jon Rea

Homicide Detective William Zhu has just made the arrest of his career. With the apprehension of Richard Pickman he has solved over 100 missing child cases, some of which date back over 30 years. The excavation of Pickman’s basement reveals horrors beyond imagination—the bodies of children mutilated in bizarre satanic rites. Frustrated with his role of clean-up man to the detritus of the world, Zhu makes what may be a fatal mistake: He decides to kill Pickman. Fatal, for Richard Pickman is no ordinary psychopath. The rituals he performed were not the work of a madman but sacrifices made to a very real demon. A demon who has granted Pickman near immortality. Killing Pickman is going to be a lot tougher than Zhu could have imagined. It may not even be possible.

M – MATURE (18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors)

THE SIGH
Illustrated Short Story Hardcover

Retail Price: $9.95 U.S.
Page Count: 56 pages
Format: hardcover (paper over board), 6” x 8”, B/W text with color illustrations
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-46-6
Written by
Marjane Satrapi
Illustrated by
Marjane Satrapi
Cover by
Marjane Satrapi

Rose is one of three daughters of a rich merchant who always brings gifts for his girls from the market. One day Rose asks for the seed of a blue bean, but he fails to find one for her. She lets out a sigh in resignation, and her sigh attracts the Sigh, a mysterious being that brings the seed she desired to the merchant. But every debt has to be paid, and every gift has a price, and the Sigh returns a year later to take the merchant’s daughter to a secret and distant palace. Written and illustrated by Marjane Satrapi, author of the award-winning Persepolis.

E – EVERYONE (all ages, may contain minimal violence)