Archive for June, 2007

End Of An Era For Arcana’s Ezra

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Arcana Comics’ Kade: Sun of Perdition #4 made its way to comic shops last Wednesday and there have been quite a few angry emails from long time fans…


Kade confronted the Beast from the Abyss and managed to scribe his true name into his flesh..but before the Beast burst into flames he killed Ezra…

Originally appearing in the first issue of Arcana’s debut title, Kade, Ezra instantly became the company’s most popular character. Created by Canada’s most prolific comic writer, Sean O’Reilly, Ezra has spawned two of her own mini-series, a team-up with 10th Muse, and her very own model search contest! With a past shrouded in intrigue and circumstance, Ezra soon realized that as a Child of the Black Sun she was the key to the Kingdom of Heaven and the chain to the Abyss of Hell. In Kade: Sun of Perdition #4, Arcana sadly announces their fallen daughter with the Death of Ezra.

Kade: Sun of Perdition #4 is written by Sean O’Reilly with artwork by Stjepan (Darkness Wolverine, Witchblade) Sejic with a cover price of $3.95 (Diamond code: DEC063296). Be sure to look out for the variant by Ashley (Hellspawn, Metal Gear Solid) Wood.

To commemorate this historic “End of An Era” issue, Arcana is releasing a box set collecting every single issue of Ezra over the last three years for only $16.95 USD ($19.95 CDN) .  Inside this box set will also include a limited edition poster by Caanan White. Diamond Code: JUN073239

As well Greg Horn was the first artist to draw Ezra, and it looks like he’ll be the last. Greg Horn has come back to do a commemorative cover for the special 25 cent issue of Kade: Shiva’s Sun #0 available in this month’s Previews. Diamond Code: JUN073240.

For more information, please visit Arcana Comics at:

Death of EzraEzra #1 by Greg HornKade: Shiva’s Sun #0

Dark Horrors 2 Submissions

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Summer may be just around the corner, but Arcana is already thinking about this coming Hallowe’en as they announce plans for their 2nd annual Dark Horror Anthology book. The first book was a scream and debuted last year featuring a ghostly Ashley Wood cover. The book contained horror stories by Arcana talent and lucky winners who submitted completed stories online at Arcana’s forum.

Some of the highlights from the book were an all-new Koni Waves short story entitled Hog Wild by Mark Poulton and Jon Landry, La Famiglia by Dead Men Tell No Tales creator Dwight MacPherson, The In-Between Space by Aaron Thomas Nelson and Bones by James Nadiger. One of the great success stories of the anthology was Landry, who’s first published work was featured in the Dark Horrors Anthology. Jon would later get hired by Top Cow to be the artist on City of Heroes! Who will this year’s success story be? It could be you! You just need to enter.

Submission Guidelines and Rules are as follows. Arcana will solicit the Dark Horror Anthology for an October 2007 release date. They want YOUR stories and YOUR art to be showcased in this book so please submit them by July 31st at the official Dark Horror Forum! Here’s what they are looking for:

Submit a completed story: pencils, inks, lettered, etc. Arcana is not responsible for finding artists for writers and vice versa.

Story must be at least 6 pages and no longer than 20 pages in length. If you cannot tell your story within those page lengths, please try to submit another story that meets those requirements.

Stories must have a beginning, middle, and end. No previews here please.

Dark Horrors is an anthology of horror. Stories should be of a horror nature.

Stories must be submitted online and 1-3 pages along with a quick premise will be required for the staff to evaluate. If interest is piqued they will contact you to see more.

Creators keep ALL rights and can even republish these stories.

Have as much fun as humanly possible writing these. It’ll come across in your story.
Pinups will be accepted in the book.

This will be a black and white book printed identically to Arcana’s ShadowMagic (this book is not ‘manga style’ but will look similar to a manga book; 120 pages and b&w).

Aspiring creators this is your chance to break into the biz. Get your creative teams assembled and prepare to scare!