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ARCHAIA BOOK TITLES ON SALE IN JULY

Coming from Archaia in July to a comic book shop near you and wherever books are sold!

Bleedout

BLEEDOUT
Written by Mike Kennedy
Illustrated by Howard Chaykin, Gary Erskine, Glenn Fabry, Nathan Fox, Sanford Greene, Trevor Hairsine, Zach Howard, Vince Proce, Ben Templesmith and David Williams
Cover by Tim Bradstreet
Published in association with Vogster Entertainment
Archaia Black Label

Eight years ago, every oil well on the planet ran dry, utterly dissolving the cornerstone of modern civilization. Global economies withered and nations fell like bone-dry dominoes, including the seemingly impervious United States. Caught in a zenith of chaos, Sunrise City now lies in the hands of a criminal cabal who may or may not hold the key to the future… and the secrets behind the planet’s tragic ruin…

BLEEDOUT tells the frighteningly plausible tale of a world destroyed by its own greed and shortsightedness. Based on the expansion to the Massively Multiplayer Online shooter game CRIMECRAFT from Vogster Entertainment, this deluxe hardcover volume collects chapters from some of the comic industry’s hottest superstars, including Nathan Fox, Zach Howard, Sanford Greene, David Williams, Ben Templesmith, Gary Erskine, Howard Chaykin, Glenn Fabry, Vince Proce, and Trevor Hairsine, with cover art by Tim Bradstreet. Written by Mike Kennedy, this graphic novel presents the world of BLEEDOUT in all of its grim, pulp noir glory, with page after page of supplemental graphic and story material that further explores this tragic future, and the frighteningly familiar current events that lead there in the first place.

Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes

CONSPIRACY OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
Written by Drew Gaska
Story by Christian Berntsen, Drew Gaska, Rich Handley and Erik Matthews
Illustrated by Matt Busch, Patricio Carbajal, Colo, Dave Dorman, Dan Dussault, Chandra Free, Erik Gist, Michael Golden, Lucas Graciano, Scott Hampton, David Hueso, Joe Jusko, Ken Kelly, Timothy Lantz, Leo Leibelman, Miki, Chris Moeller, Andrew Probert, Brian Rood, Sanjulian, Chris Scalf, Thomas Scioli, David Seidman, Dirk Shearer, Barron Storey and Mark Texeira
Cover by Jim Steranko

Archaia’s first venture into prose books!

After his spacecraft smashes into the dead sea of an alien planet, a man is separated from his fellow astronauts when a raiding party of intelligent apes attacks them. Captured, he finds himself a prisoner in a world turned upside down, with apes as the rulers and man in its zoos. His only hope is to communicate with a couple of chimpanzee scientists who just might be open-minded and compassionate enough to be sympathetic to his cause. But the man named John Landon will discover that intelligent minds, be they ape or man, all fear the unknown, and his destiny is not to become part of this new world, but instead to find himself under the knife of a simian brain surgeon on the PLANET OF THE APES.

Set during the classic 1968 film, CONSPIRACY OF THE PLANET OF THE APES tells the story of what happened between the scenes and centers on the astronaut Landon, Gorilla police chief Marcus, and Chimpanzee scientist Dr. Milo, and contains over 50 illustrations from various top talents in the industry, including full-color paintings by Jim Steranko, Joe Jusko, Dave Dorman, Barron Storey, Sanjulian and Mark Texiera, starship design by Andrew Probert, character portraits by Matt Busch and more!

Days Missing Volume 2: Kestus

DAYS MISSING VOLUME 2: KESTUS
Written by Phil Hester
Illustrated by David Marquez
Cover by Alex Ross
Published in association with Roddenberry Productions
Archaia Black Label

Archaia and Roddenberry Productions are proud to present the thrilling sequel to the critically acclaimed series DAYS MISSING. DAYS MISSING: KESTUS continues the saga of The Steward, a mysterious being whose ability to “fold” days of time has resulted in critical human events being absent from our historical record. Their existence is not remembered…but the occurrences of these days have forever changed the course of our evolution. Since humanity’s birth, The Steward has stood as a guiding force for our species. But now, he is not alone! The emergence of the ancient being, Kestus, may put everything he knows in question, and the future of those he means to protect in jeopardy. DAYS MISSING: KESTUS spans the ages, featuring adventures about ancient China, the burning of Egypt’s Alexandria, the 1969 moon launch, Y2K, and the Large Hadron Collider.

Fraggle Rock Volume 2

FRAGGLE ROCK VOLUME 2
Written by Tim Beedle, Jason M. Burns, Katie Cook, Jake Forbes, Joe LeFavi, Paul Morrissey, Grace Randolph and Katie Strickland
Illustrated by Heidi Arnhold, Nichol Ashworth, Ross Campbell, Lindsay Cibos, Katie Cook, Chandra Free, Cory Godbey, Chris Lie and Mark Simmons
Cover by David Petersen
Published in association with The Jim Henson Company

Get ready to rock—Fraggle style! Archaia and The Jim Henson Company follow up their highly acclaimed FRAGGLE ROCK anthology series with a brand-new collection of stories, featuring the antics of Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober and Red! Worry is indeed for another day, as this new series features a stellar lineup of talent, including: Grace Randolph (Muppet Peter Pan, Marvel Her-Oes), Chris Lie (Return to Labyrinth), Jake Forbes (Return to Labyrinth) and Ross Campbell (Wet Moon, Shadoweyes)! Featuring a cover by MOUSE GUARD’s David Petersen and activity pages from fan-favorite writer and artist Katie Cook!

Old City Blues

OLD CITY BLUES
Written by Giannis Milonogiannis
Illustrated by Giannis Milonogiannis
Cover by Giannis Milonogiannis

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.