VANCOUVER (Oct 27, 2011) – Arcana Comics wants to wish you a Happy Halloween! To celebrate this macabre time of year, we wanted to share with you some of the great horror releases we’ve had over the years. Read about some of them and see some preview pages, too! All of the books are still available for order through your local comic shops, online retailers, and Arcana.com. For an added bonus, we’re throwing in a special preview of the next Kade book, Mourning Sun, coming in 2012.
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Below are some of our best horror titles and previews. Enjoy!
KORD AND HARLEY- MAY110816 – 978-0-9809204-7-5
The Catholic church has set up a secret order to deal with demonic activity and demonic possession. Led by Father Merrick, a man with a long secretive past and his ever watchful assistant, Sister Margaret Day. Together, they oversee and advise their unique charges: Kord, an 11th century stone golem that has converted from the Kabbalic teachings to Catholicism and Harley, a teenaged genetic experiment wherein scientists spliced human DNA with that of several reptiles. Harley was discovered in the hills of Argentina by Father Merrick who had been called there to exorcise a demon but inadvertently found the son he never had. The first task set forth for this unlikely duo is to battle the demonic forces of Hell, the Seven Deadly Sins.
HEXEN HAMMERS – NOV100712 – 978-1-897548-86-8
The Hexen Hammers follows witch hunters in the late 17th century, commissioned to eliminate the dark spawn prowling the New World. Close to disbanding, the team agrees to one last assignment in the sleepy town of Gossamer Lake. But as the lines between corrupt politicians and deadly supernatural horrors begin to blur, the Hammers find themselves facing an ancient evil far more powerful than anyone could have imagined.
LI’L HELLIONS – AUG110797 – 978-1-926914-37-4
Join Jim Reaper, Louie, Lucy and Boog for a trip to the zoo! It doesn’t take long for the trip to turn into bedlam, and it’s up to Jim to save the day… that is, if he can control his bowels long enough.
POE & PHILLIPS – OCT110796 – 978-1-897548-39-4
Inspired by the works of the two legendary writers, Edgar (Allan) Poe and Howard Phillips (Lovecraft), Poe & Phillips is a tribute to their gothic horror masterpieces. For the first time ever, the worlds of Edgar Allan Poe and Howard Phillips Lovecraft collide!
LETHAL INSTINCT GN – OCT110797 – 978-1-926914-39-8
(W) Romulo Soares, Bart A. Thompson (A/CA) Jack Jadson, Alex Borges Frank Aaron is a police officer who struggles with the curse of being a werewolf. As he investigates the brutal murder of the Mayor’s family, he notices claw marks, saliva, and animal hair at the crime scene, leading him to wonder if he might be responsible. But in the course of his investigation, he discovers that there is another werewolf in town, and he’s forced to use the abilities of his feral side to track down his counterpart and solve the mystery of the murder.
VELVET ROPE – AUG100758 – 978-1-897548-25-7
A true nightmare…Baker’s Dozen, Club Vampire, and Daddy’s Little Girl as well as an all-new Eve: Vampire Diva short. Featuring stories from Mark Poulton, Stephen Sistilli, Dexter Weeks, and many more. Velvet Rope is sure to make a killing at the box office!
HARBOR MOON – DEC100731 – 978-1-897548-95-0
When Timothy Vance receives a call from a man claiming to be his long-lost father, he takes a trip to out-of-the-way Harbor Moon, Maine. But the man is nowhere to be found and unfortunately for Tim, the town doesn’t take very kindly to strangers. As he struggles to stay alive and learn the truth about his father, Tim discovers that Harbor Moon is protecting an incredible secret And it turns out that Tim may have more in common with its residents than he could ever imagine….
GAUZE – SEP083721- 978-0-9809204-8-2
Elizabeth Morgan has been on the run from a serial killer for the past two years. Under the protection of the police, Elizabeth was relocated to New York City to await the killer’s apprehension. But after the murder of a young girl and her parents on the outskirts of Nashville, Elizabeth must once again leave everything behind and seek refuge in a new life.
And we can’t forget to mention the book that started it all, KADE. For nearly a decade, Kade has been Arcana’s favorite Demon Hunter. Below are some previews of Kade.
KADE ORIGINAL SUN – MAR100697 – 978-1-897548-62-2
Kade is the enigmatic warrior who embarks on an adventure to remove the Dark Veil and the demon behind the darkness. Kade must uncover the secrets of the Black Sun while struggling with his physical limitations and his concept of being a hero. The Kade trade paperback collects five issues and features over 120 pages of story, as well as behind the scenes pictures, cover gallery and commentary from Sean O’Reilly. Exclusive to the trade is the never before published origin of Kade…
KADE SUN OF PERDITION – NOV073308 – 978-0-976309-56-7
During the Black Sun, under the Eye of God, angels may fall to Earth. These Fallen Angels have left the grace of God and act without consequence. Many try to spite their Creator by possessing the anemic spirits of those who are morally corrupt, using them as their demonic servants. As a Child of the Black Sun, Kade is the ageless balance that tips the dark scale back towards the light, as he hunts the demons and The Fallen. Kade and Ezra have been hunting demons for nearly a thousand years and another Black Sun is on the horizon and with it, one of the most powerful enemies known to man.
KADE SHIVAS SUN – MAR100698 – 978-1-897548-29-5
Kade has been trying to come to grips with the death of Ezra…re-focused he sets out to redeem the mistake he made fifty years ago by setting out after the Seven Fallen. The hunt of the first demon has had him walk across Asia into India during their Golden Age. Collecting all four issues and the bonus story found in FCBD.
KADE RISING SUN – APR100729 – 978-1-897548-64-6
It’s been over three hundred years since the death of Ezra, but the memory still haunts Kade. He has traveled the world searching for the demons that will bring closure to his past. On the hunt for the demons that plague our earth, and his soul, has been his only objective and it has led him to the Land of the Rising Sun. He senses there’s a demon, an oni, that he must banish…but there’s another person he senses…is it the return of Ezra? And on the brink of this Rising Sun, there is war.
KADE RED SUN – APR100728 – 978-1-897548-75-2
Ivan the Terrible has lorded over Russia for years, but deep inside his Russian aristocracy there is a demon embedded like a tick. Kade must enter the inner circle, discover who has deceived a Tsar and a nation and send that Fallen Angel back to the Abyss.
KADE PRODIGAL SUN – JAN110934 – 978-0-9809204-8-2
We open with a view of a dusty frontier town. This is Sunset Canyon, Colorado, and there’s trouble in town. The lone rider comes into town to clean things up and we see him learn about the local ruffians terrifying the town…and then he himself is killed by something mysterious. His body is left to rot in the desert…where a wagon train passes it. “What’s that, Pa?” a young boy asks. “Nothing we need to bother with,” says a man. The man’s name is Elias Kade…
And, as promised, here are some preview pages of the next Kade book, Mourning Sun!
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