ARCANA PR: New Books Debuting at SDCC 2011 (Booth 2415)

July 18, 2011
Arcana Books Debuting at SDCC 2011 in booth 2415
Every year, we surprise fans by debuting a slew of books, which haven’t been seen by anyone, and won’t be released officially for months. This year is no different!
At booth 2415 at San Diego Comic Con, we will debut Devil’s Island, Amnesia, Armour, Becoming, Divine Intervention, SideShows*, Marlow, Blood Shells & Roses, My Best Friend’s a Booger, Shadowlaw, UltraDuck, Trout, and Old School.
*SideShows is being released in a special Launch Edition, limited to 100 copies.
Below, you can read a little bit about each book.
Devil’s Island ~ A historical fiction thriller, Devil’s Island follows the trials and tribulations of a few fictitious prisoners, who are used as hunters by the prison guards. Their job: re-capture other prisoners who attempt escaping the jungle island, bringing them back dead or alive, at any cost. The book also touches upon elements of failed social upheaval, the futility of imprisonment, and what dwelling on the past does to ones present and future.
ISBN: 978-1-926914-42-8
Diamond Code: MAY118061
Amnesia ~ One of the most feared terror attack scenarios involves the detonation of a weapon that generates a powerful electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that immediately renders, power circuits, computers, even automobiles useless. But what if a weapon was discharged that, in addition to all the above, also erased people’s memories? Would mankind, given a fresh start, continue on its path to self-destruction? Or would it, free of its preconceptions, usher in a new age of peace? Amnesia explores what might happen if someone were to push the restart button on the human race.
ISBN: 978-1-926914-38-1
Diamond Code: MAY118237
Amour Vol 1 and 2 ~ Romance comics have an outdated and cheesy stigma about them, but once they played a large role within comic history. Within the third phase of the golden era (1948 to 1954) comic readership was at an all time high, read by both men and women, and romance comics were one of the five genres that kept comic readership diverse. In an attempt to bring more diversity back to comics, Arcana is proud to present the Amour Anthology!
ISBN Vol 1: 978-1-926914-72-5
ISBN Vol 2: 978-1-926914-73-2
Diamond Code: Being released in January 2012
Becoming ~ At a remote university, a troubled student faces the harsh realization that he has nothing to show for years of study. Challenging his professor to finally provide real knowledge, he is drawn into a horrifying game of life and death. To play, he must learn that the only rule is pain… and the only key to victory is the will to survive. Written by the award-winning creator of Broken Saints.
ISBN: 978-1-926914-65-7
Diamond Code: Not available yet
Divine Intervention ~ Marc Graham, a conflicted, contract killer, could hardly be considered a hero. Things change when he stumbles into a conflict between the Templar Agency, a clandestine organization that protects powerful artifacts from falling into the wrong hands, and strange, demonic forces seeking to control the world. After gaining mysterious, angelic powers from a freak accident Marc must dive headfirst into a dangerous new world where he is hunted by deadly monsters who will stop at nothing to unlock the secret of his new powers and possess them for themselves. As Marc battles alongside the Templar Agency and seeks redemption he must ask himself whether his transformation was a simple accident or an act of Divine Intervention.
ISBN: 978-1-897548-91-2
Diamond Code: JUL110808
SideShows ~ In 1950′s Las Vegas, the mob enlisted former circus attractions as their aces in the hole. These SideShows had a little secret… they really did have the abilities they pretended to. The Rat Pack was in their prime, the bartenders knew your name, and the same guy who comped your rooms could put a hit on you for stiffing him a tip. High rollers, lounge singers, cigarettes, alcohol, and superpowers. Welcome to Las Vegas! Debuting at SDCC in a special Launch Edition, limited to 100 copies.
ISBN: 978-1-926914-51-0
Diamond Code: Not available yet
Marlow ~ “Marlow? is a zombie story inspired by Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”. It about one man’s journey into the darkness of his soul, and his discovery that perhaps we’re all zombies. Marlow is an ex-Marine caught in a dilemma impossible to solve: commit atrocious acts for a global corporation in order to receive medicine that keeps him from reverting to a zombie state, or walk away and suffer the fate of becoming some terrible creature. Struggling with his fears of his affliction and the monster he might become, Marlow abandoned his wife and young daughter, losing his dignity and freedom as he chose a nihilistic life. It is only during this journey told in the story that Marlow realizes that perhaps by avoiding suffering he has become like the zombies he so fears to become and that the only way out is to suffer his fate and become one. “Marlow? is a zombie tale about suffering and its part in our humanity, and, in that sense, not about zombies at all.
ISBN: 978-1-897548-30-1
Diamond Code: Not available yet
Blood, Shells, & Roses ~ Playing their largest concert in their hometown, metal band and reformed monster hunters “Subliminal Torment” and their fans are attacked by the worst creatures they’ve ever faced. After the monsters slaughter the fans in homage to a previous encounter, the band is left to take the fall.
* In heavy metal, there are dangers that surpass mosh pits and diseased groupies.
* Rap and country ain’t the only music genres that has to live out their lyrics…
ISBN: 978-1-897548-90-5
Diamond Code: AUG110795
My Best Friends a Booger ~ Who would have ever thought you could have a booger as your best friend? Well, if your imagination is anything like Skyler Grayson’s, the possibilities are endless! At a time when Skyler is feeling really down and all alone, he finds his greatest friend in, you guessed it — a sneeze!
ISBN: 978-1-926914-36-7
Diamond Code: MAY118062
Shadowlaw ~ In a future world of giant mechanized armored warriors, a rebellious soldier is sentenced to life in a distant prison colony, and there he must stop an advanced race of Vampire lords from taking over the world by way of breaking their restricted feeding treaty with the human race, all the while coping with the fact that his very presence in the colony may be a part of their dark design.
ISBN: 978-1-926914-45-9
Diamond Code: MAY118063
Ultraduck ~ Carlos, a regular duck living in the great city of Featherbay, just got dumped by his girlfriend, his life as a freelance do-it-all is going nowhere and must make some grown up decisions: to get a real job, get his girl back and stop drinking. That is, until he gets super powers and becomes the only duck in the world who can stop a powerful creature who’s destroying the city on a vengeful rampage, and an evil weapons manufacturing corporation who want his abilities. Note: This is a preview of the full graphic novel.
ISBN: 978-1-926914-11-4
Diamond Code: MAR118024
Trout ~TROUT is the story of a nine-year-old boy and the monster sent to protect him. It centers on a virus created to eradicate the monster gene, and has the power to turn man to monster and monster to man. Under attack, the scientist who created this Final Solution injects it into his son in order to hide it. Now, everyone wants it and will do anything to get their hands on it. Note: This is a preview of the full graphic novel.
ISBN: 978-1-926914-40-4
Diamond Code: Not available yet
Old School ~ Ray “Ace” Munro, the greatest pilot on Earth from 1942 to 1967, comes out of retirement to rescue a son he thought he’s lost long ago, and tries to make peace with the fact that he will always be a hero never living a conventional life.
ISBN: 978-1-897548-74-5
Diamond Code: JUL110810
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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Hope to hear from you!
Sincerely,
Erik Hendrix
VP of Marketing and Promotions
Arcana Comics
www.arcanacomics.com

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