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ARCANA PR:pre-order Reminder, Steam Engines of Oz TPB and The Geared Leviathan!

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013






VANCOUVER (August 21st, 2013) - Hello all! We at Arcana hope you are having a great August so far, and that you are (slowly) getting ready for the back to school season. 


We wanted to remind you guys that The Steam Engines of Oz TPB and the second installment of SEoO, The Geared Leviathan are still available for pre-order! - Please find the ordering information listed below the cover images.





TITLE: The Steam Engines of Oz 

STORY BY: Sean Patrick O'Reilly & Erik Hendrix
WRITTEN BY: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O'Reilly
ART BY: Yannis Roumboulias


Arcana Comics & SteamPunk Originals collects the first four chapters of an epic SteamPunk future set in the World of Oz. A century after the witch was killed, the Emerald City is ruled by a once-revered hero, and salvation comes from the unlikely wrench of young Victoria Wright. She comes to find out the smallest of actions can have much larger implications, and the most insignificant of us can change the world. Rediscover old friends and new heroes along the way, and learn how something that was once a gift… can turn into a curse.


Diamond Code: JUL130780

ISBN: 978-1-77135-187-4

Cover Price: $19.95



TITLE: The Steam Engines of Oz - The Geared Leviathan #1

STORY BY: Sean Patrick O'Reilly & Erik Hendrix
WRITTEN BY: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O'Reilly
ART BY: Yannis Roumboulias


The Steam Engines of Oz is back in an all-new story! A lone scavenger has a chance encounter with twins tied to Oz's infamous past, a father searches for his lost sons, a fallen hero is on the path to redemption, and a former prisoner adjusts to life among the rough n' tumble Munchkins. Return to the World of Oz's SteamPunk future, set 100 years after The Wizard of Oz and answer the question: What is the Geared Leviathan?



Diamond Code: AUG130976

ISBN: 978177135191150399

Cover Price: $3.99



We hope you have enjoyed The Steam Engines of Oz so far and be sure to check The Steam Engines of Oz website to keep up to date on all things Oz!




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                posts an exclusive first look at Oz

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 recently posted some sample artwork from The Steam Engines of Oz series, including a first look at some covers that no one has seen before! Click on the link below to read more about it!

Don’t forget to pre-order The Steam Engines of Oz through your favorite comic book retailer!

TITLE: The Steam Engines of Oz Issue 1
STORY BY: Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
WRITTEN BY: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
ART BY: Yannis Roumboulias
PRICE: $3.99
DESCRIPTION: Straight from the pages of our FCBD Preview, The Steam Engines of Oz has arrived! Find out how the Emerald City has transformed in the last 100 years as Victoria Wright and her friends plot their escape only to fall into the clutches of a terrifying threat. This re-imagining of Oz through a SteamPunk lens is a must read for fans of Oz, SteamPunk, an exciting story, and fantastic art

Award-Winning Creator of Broken Saints is back with Becoming

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

VANCOUVER (Aug 30, 2012) - Arcana is excited to announce the return of Brooke Burgess, the award-winning creator of Broken Saints, at the helm of a new title, Becoming, which is to be released in November 2012.

Working with up-and-coming artist Dane Cypel, Brooke has brought Becoming to life in spectacular fashion, crafting a definite “must read” when it hits stands this November. Take a look, below, at a trailer just released for the book, as well as some preview pages from the title.

Anyone interested in the title should contact their local comic book shops or book retailers and ask them to carry the book, or they can pre-order it online from various online retailers. Also, between now and the physical release of the book, Becoming is being released digitally on ComiXology in three “Acts”, through the thrilling conclusion. You can download the digital copies of the books (issue 1 is available now and issues 2-3 are forthcoming) by heading to

Below is ordering information for the book, as well as the trailer, and some preview pages. Enjoy!


TITLE: Becoming
WRITER: Brooke Burgess
ARTIST: Dane Cypel
RELEASE DATE: November 2012
ISBN: 978-1-926914-65-7
PRICE: $14.95
DESCRIPTION: At a remote university, an angry young student faces the harsh realization that he has nothing to show for years of study.  When he threatens his professor to teach him something real, he is drawn into a horrifying game of life and death.  Soon, he will learn that the only rule is pain, and that true knowledge only comes when everything you believe…has burned away.











Arcana launches SteamPunk Originals imprint at SDCC 2012!

Friday, August 17th, 2012

VANCOUVER (July 2, 2012)Arcana Comics is proud to announce a new line of comic books, which will be debuting at SDCC 2012 – SteamPunk Originals!


SteamPunk Originals is set to release several new SteamPunk books in the coming year, but it all starts at SDCC 2012 with John Henry: The Steam Age SDCC Exclusive Preview Book. Featuring the first chapter from the upcoming mini-series with an exclusive cover and bonus content, this one is sure to sell out quickly, so don’t forget to pick up a copy at Booth 2415 at SDCC!


Written and drawn by Dwayne Harris (AMNESIA), John Henry: The Steam Age, tells the story of John Henry you DON’T know about…


Below is a description of the book, plus some preview pages.


TITLE: John Henry: The Steam Age SDCC Exclusive Preview Book
BOOTH: Arcana Comics 2415
John Henry, a former slave, wasn’t about to let some new-fangled steam hammer replace his ability to earn an honest wage as a steel driving man. He’d beat that machine, or die with his hammer in his hand. We all know the outcome of that legendary contest. In this alternate history, however, John doesn’t die in his heroic effort, but instead slips into a coma, only to awaken to his worst nightmare. A robotic uprising has occurred, and a new age has dawned – The Steam Age. Now, the only thing that can free the human race from the very machines they’ve created is John and his hammer. “John Henry: The Steam Age” is an exciting re-imagining of American folk hero John Henry in a SteamPunk setting.




Inverse Press feature on Arcana’s The Book

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

If you’re interested in reading some about the history of The Book, the development of the project, and how the artist got involved with it, head over to THIS LINK to read the full article. Below is an excerpt.

What drew Amanda to this dark and innovative project?  In her own words:  ”Anyone who knows me and how I feel about comics (and movies, books ect.) knows I tend to side with the villain over the hero.  No, I’m not wicked or mean-spirited in any way, it’s just that villains are always more interesting!  I was hooked on The Book when I saw Krieger’s description…I wanted to be involved with the project even more when I got a load of that lovely skinless fellow gracing the cover. What can I say? How often does a Hellraiser super fan get to put their own spin on a skinless villain? It’s a dream come true, I say!”

Writer, Erik Hendrix also shares his thoughts on the cool, brand new graphic novel (not generally available until later this year):  ”The Book was actually a combination of two ideas, one that Michael David Nelsen had and one that I had. Michael’s featured a series of DIY travel guides and I had a story about people killing themselves and using a ritual to bring themselves back from the dead in an attempt to learn religious secrets from the other side. By combining the two ideas, we found the right mixture of characters and back story, which developed into a secret religion with ties to both the bible and religious “mythology”.

The Book arrives in stores in December and makes its debut in August on ComiXology starting with Issue 1! You can pre-order it now through and other online retailers.

ISBN: 978-1-926914-68-8
DESCRIPTION: En route to Italy, a group of American tourists learn of a series of DIY travel guides, nicknamed “The Book”. These unofficial guides are collected and updated with first-hand experiences by the travelers themselves. Different “Books” scatter the continent, telling of the best lodging, deals, and “off the grid” adventures from sight seeing to local folklore for anyone clever enough to find them. A local cult, practitioners of Sanctus Letum, the Holy Death, disrupts the American’s plans for adventure when they hide pages from the Dark Book, Shaitan, in one of the travel guides. The friends are lead down a path of secret religion, death, resurrection, and demonology.

Word of the Nerd Reviews Deadly Harvest

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Word of the Nerd recently previewed and reviewed Arcana’s upcoming Deadly Harvest. You can read the full review BY CLICKING HERE, but see the excerpt below and find out how you can order a copy of the book.

Take one part Deadliest Catch, and one part Firefly. Season with a dash ofPirates of the Caribbean. Mix until consistency is smooth. Garnish with a pinch of Aliens, and serve at absolute zero.  This is the recipe for Deadly Harvest, from Arcana…

Messrs. Hendrix and Nelson tell a fine story, moving the plot along at a quick pace and, with Mr. Roumboulias’ artwork, really convey the urgency and danger these miners face in their daily activities. In this line of work anyone can get killed at any time, just by doing their job, and the creative team does a great job of showing this. This really is a “summer blockbuster” type of book, a quick fun read, full of action and adventure.

Thank you to Word of the Nerd for the amazing review and, again, you can read it in full by CLICKING HERE.

ISBN: 978-1-926914-53-4
DESCRIPTION:  Core mining, the deadliest job in the galaxy, draws only the bravest, or craziest, workers around. Bumping up to asteroids, typically propelling at astronomical speeds towards distant stars, the miners harvest minerals essential to interstellar travel and commerce. Close quarters, dangerous conditions, and less than a half inch of polymer sheath stand between them and swift oblivion. When the Harvest Moon stumbles upon a goldmine dangerously close to a star, the last thing they expect to find is an ancient alien race preparing to hatch an infestation throughout the system. Armed with mining tools and sour attitudes, Captain Cyrus Layne and his crew must survive the horrors of space and an unfamiliar enemy to escape with their lives.

Bloody Disgusting covers Arcana’s The Evil Tree

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012, a horror web site, recently covered the upcoming Arcana release, The Evil Tree. Below is an excerpt from the coverage, but be sure to read it in full by CLICKING HERE.

While it may not seem like it, September is quickly approaching, and that means the best time of the year for horror fans. All the comic publisher release loads of horror books to get you in gear for the Halloween season. Arcana has a special treat for you this September with Erik Hendix and Daniel Thollin’s original graphic novel, The Evil Tree. The graphic novel follows a young couple as they retreat from city life into a new home. Unfortunately for the couple and their friends, everything goes awry when they unlock the secrets of the original occupants of the house. It’s a true classic ghost story that’s bound to give you the chills.

Thank you to, and be sure to read the entire feature by CLICKING HERE!

As for The Evil Tree, you can pick up a copy through the Arcana Store, which will ship when the book is printed (Release is scheduled for September). It will show up in Diamond Previews in July to ship in time for Halloween. Also, watch for The Evil Tree on ComiXology, coming soon!

Title: The Evil Tree
ISBN: 978-1-926914-52-7

Genre: Horror
Writer: Erik Hendrix
Artist: Daniel Thollin
Colorist: Anna Sällström
Editor: Amanda Hendrix
In a colonial village outside of NYC, Misha and her fiance, Daren, seek an escape from the fast pace of the city. As they settle in, Misha becomes withdrawn, suffering from bad dreams and depression. When Daren brings his friends to the house to “shake out the cobwebs,” little does he know he is setting into motion events started hundreds of years ago with the original occupants of the house, the Willam Family. Not only did the ill-fated Willam family die in the house one cold winter, but the house has developed a history of female occupants committing suicide. The friends must solve the mystery of the house before the Willam Family ghosts pick them off one by one. covers Intrinsic FCBD Issue 1!

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Just in time for the big day, Comic Book Resources has covered Intrinsic issue 1, showing some preview pages and details of the book. Be sure to check it out BY CLICKING HERE!

Pick up a FREE copy of Intrinsic Issue 1 at your local comic book shop THIS SATURDAY, May 5th!

Also, be sure to pre-order a copy of Issue 2 now, which is available in Diamond Previews, order code MAY120836.

You can also print out THIS FLYER, had it to your local comic shop, and ask them to pre-order a copy.

Broken Icon Reviews Curse of the Cortes Stone

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Curse of the Cortes Stone, which is available for Pre-Order NOW, was recently reviewed by Broken Icon. You can read an excerpt below, but be sure to read the entire review by CLICKING HERE.

The storyline is fast paced and filled with action. The story is very good and not bogged down with trying to give a lot of information about characters the readers may not be familiar with. I’ve only ever read Shadowflame’s comics but this crossover makes me want to get my hands on The Wraith and Johnny Saturn’s stories to read more about them. Dircherl, Martino, and Story do a very good job of writing a story that is wonderful and seems to be true to the respective characters.

The art is very detailed. It’s so detailed that I spent a good bit of time actually studying each page on my second read through. The many details aren’t needed for the over all story, they are just really nice additions I still love the sound effects and visual effects added in both the words and the details, they supplement the art very well. I really liked the zombies. They were disgusting to look at, like all zombies should be, but were not juicy as some I have seen when dug up from graves to serve people.The artist put in all stages of decay and that is awesome as sometimes some artists leave out the almost skeletons.

Again, be sure to CLICK HERE to read the entire review. Read on for more information on the book!

Curse of the Cortes Stone
ISBN: 9781927421871
Diamond Code: APR12 0788 Genre: Superhero
Arcana Title Page:

The Wraith, Shadowflame and Johnny Saturn spring forth from their own independent series’ for an adventure only the three of them could possibly dare face. Battling against Aztekoth, The Wraith soon encounters an evil unlike any he has ever faced before–Orcus! An evil so pronounced, so powerful, that the fate of not only the world, but all existence is at stake. Soon joined by his fellow heroes, the trio battle as best they can against a galactic threat that will require the gathering of all Earth’s champions to combat. Join our heroes in this rollicking adventure filled with drama, action and excitement in the best tradition of comic book storytelling. A War of the Independents crossover.

MTV Geek Features Intrinsic!

Friday, April 13th, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, MTV Geek was given an advanced look at our FCBD entry, Intrinsic #1. CLICK HERE to see the full preview.

The only thing cooler than snagging a comic for gratis on Free Comic Book Day (May 5th ) is to get a free preview a couple of months before it’s available! MTV Geek has a preview of “Intrinsic” #1, a crossover event featuring Arcana’s most famous characters!

Horrors from different worlds have assembled to bring about a global threat known only as The End. A Philosopher has recognized the signs in time to gather his own forces for Good – including an ordinary, powerless young woman. Only together can they avert disaster on a biblical scale. Every last one of them… is Intrinsic.

‘Intrinsic’ is a company crossover event bringing together characters from hundres of titles beneath Arcana’s library. It is an event of unprecedented ambition, unlike anything that has been before.

By Sean Patrick O’Reilly, Casey Jones, Erik Hendrix, and Allan Otero, “Intrinsic” #1 is one FCBD title you’re not going to want to miss!