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Archaia Press – Shipping 9/1/2010

Another week of comic releases is upon us and with it is another batch of previews! This week Archaia Press releases the second issue of Critical Millennium. You can find the review for the first issue here to refresh your memory. Also released this week is the hardcover of Fraggle Rock volume 1. If you’re interested in what we thought about the single issues you can find a review for the first issue here and the third issue here. The last title released this week is the Starkweather: Immortal another collected hardcover. Let’s jump right into it!

CRITICAL MILLENNIUM: THE DARK FRONTIER #2 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.95
Page Count: 40 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
On-Sale Date: September 1, 2010
Written by Andrew E. C. Gaska
Illustrated by Daniel Dussault
 
The chronicle of one thousand years of mankind’s rise and fall in outer space continues! Traveling to the outer system colonies with pop singer Angel Rei in tow, Thomm Coney and Eryc Kartoneas witness the first test launch of the experimental engine that will propel them to their destiny! But the Blackstar drive utilizes miniature black holes to catapult vessels to other worlds, and as the test begins, Thomm finds himself wondering, “Just what happens to Earth system if a black hole doesn’t close?” While the entrepreneurs are off world, natural calamity strikes New Bombay! In the devastated slums of the Ghost Quarter, the man called the Wraith rises to power, organizing the despondent Ghosts into a fanatical terrorist regime. Their focus: The death of those who would dare take mankind to the stars!
 
Mature Readers (Contains Adult Content)
Critical Millennium 2 Cover
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FRAGGLE ROCK VOL. 1 Collected Edition Hardcover
Retail Price: $19.95
Page Count: 112 pages
Format: hardcover with dust jacket, 8” x 8”, full color
On-sale Date: September 1, 2010 in comic shops; September 14, 2010 in bookstores
Written by Adrianne Ambrose, Nichol Ashworth, Jeffrey Brown, Bryce Coleman, Katie Cook, Leigh Dragoon, Sam Humphries, Neil Kleid, Grace Randolph and Heather White
Illustrated by Jeffrey Brown, Katie Cook, Michael DiMotta, Joanna Estep, Whitney Leith, Jeremy Love, Jake Myler, Fernando Pinto and Jeff Stokely
 
Collects the spectacular first three issues of Archaia and The Jim Henson Company’s FRAGGLE ROCK comic series, featuring work by a talented mix of newcomers and indie superstars! Includes all the activity pages contained in the single issues and, as a bonus, Fraggle Rock content from the Free Comic Book Day issue is included as well!
 
All Ages
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STARKWEATHER: IMMORTAL Collected Edition Hardcover
Retail Price: $24.95
Page Count: 160 pages
Format: hardcover with dust jacket, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
On-Sale Date: September 1, 2010 in comic shops; September 14 in bookstores
Written by David A. Rodriguez 
Illustrated by Patrick McEvoy
 
Today they are called witches, and they are hunted at every turn. The Twelve Great Houses have collapsed under betrayal and infighting. They have abandoned their charges, forsaking the very source of their gifts. They teeter on the brink of extinction and their best chance at survival—a five-year-old boy with enough power to topple mountains—disappeared 15 years ago. The boy has become a man who doesn’t remember what he was. The very spell that was woven to hide him from the world also has hidden his true self, leaving him a professional slacker
a directionless disappointment who wants nothing to spend his life in wonderful obscurity. It is Alexander Starkweather’s destiny to restore the Divine Blood to power and lead them into a new age. But before he can become a witch, he must learn what it means to be a man.  Completes and collects the STARKWEATHER: IMMORTAL comic book series.

Mature Readers (Contains Adult Content, Graphic Violence and Nudity)
Starkweather Immortal HC Cover
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Page 7Well there you have it for today’s previews. Archaia brings three very different releases and all three of them are worth picking up.

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