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On sale Dec. 19: ‘Cursed Pirate Girl, ‘Iron: Or, the War After,’ ‘Sharaz-De’

The following Archaia titles are on sale Dec. 19 in comic book shops and rolling out wherever books are sold Dec. 22 – Jan. 1. Click here to find out where you can buy Archaia books.

CURSED PIRATE GIRL
Collected Edition
Retail Price:
$24.95 U.S.
Page Count: 152 pages
Format: hardcover, 6.625” x 10.25”, black and white
Genre: Fantasy
On-sale Date: Dec. 19 in comic book stores, Dec. 22 – Jan. 1 in bookstores
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-60-2
Diamond Code: MAR120749
Written by Jeremy Bastian
Illustrated by Jeremy Bastian
Cover by Jeremy Bastian
Rating: E – EVERYONE (all ages, may contain minimal violence)

Synopsis: Adventures on and under the high seas lead a cursed pirate girl to encounter mythic creatures, gnarled and crusty pirates, and ghostly apparitions as she tries to find her lost father, one of the dreaded Pirate Captains of the mythical Omerta Seas. A whimsical swashbuckling tale of wonderland journeys and unimaginable dangers, starting in Port Elisabeth, Jamaica in the year 1728, and quickly heading across—and beneath—the waves. The first three issues are collected in this edition with an all-new epilogue; a pin-up gallery featuring illustrations from the likes of Mike Mignola, David Petersen, and Katie Cook; and a fold-out Wanted poster.

Click here to read a preview of Cursed Pirate Girl.

IRON: OR, THE WAR AFTER
Original Graphic Novel
Retail Price:
$24.95 U.S.
Page Count: 152 pages
Format: hardcover, 6” x 9”, full color
Genre: Fantasy
On-sale Date: Dec. 19 in comic book stores, Dec. 22 – Jan. 1 in bookstores
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-28-2
Diamond Code: APR120795
Written by Shane-Michael Vidaurri
Illustrated by Shane-Michael Vidaurri
Cover by Shane-Michael Vidaurri
Rating: T – TEEN (12 and up, may contain mild violence or mild profanity)

Synopsis: It is the aftermath of a long war, in a world of constant winter. An intelligence spy from the Resistance—the rabbit, Hardin—steals secret information from a military base of the Regime. His actions set off a chain of events that reverberates through the ranks of both sides, touching everyone from Pavel the crow to Giles the goat, from the highest-ranking officials to the smallest orphaned child. When the snow finally settles, who will be the true patriot and who the true traitor? A spellbinding, beautifully illustrated anthropomorphic tale.

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SHARAZ-DE: TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
Original Graphic Novel
Retail Price:
$29.95 U.S.
Page Count: 208 pages
Format: hardcover, 9” x 12”, partial color
Genre: Fantasy
On-sale Date: Dec. 19 in comic book stores, Dec. 22 – Jan. 1 in bookstores
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-48-0
Diamond Code: MAR120754
Written by Sergio Toppi
Illustrated by Sergio Toppi
Cover by Sergio Toppi
Rating: T – TEEN (12 and up, may contain mild violence or mild profanity)

Synopsis: A set of tales inspired by the Arabian Nights from the late European comics master Sergio Toppi, exploring a barbaric society where the supernatural is the only remedy to injustice, as Sharaz-de, captive to a cruel and despotic king, must each night spin tales to entertain her master and save her head from the executioner. Tales filled with evil spirits, treasures, risk, and danger, but with ever at their center the passions of gods and men. Translated from the original French publication. Features a Foreword written by Walter Simonson.

Click here to read a preview of Sharaz-De: Tales from the Arabian Nights.