Thursday, April 5, 2012

Arcana Comics: SIDESHOWS: Color Graphic Novel: energetic, dynamic art and a great story in Las Vegas

- Title: SideShows
- Written By: Erik Hendrix
- Art By: Michael David Nelsen
- ISBN: 978-1-926914-51-0
- Diamond Comic Distributors Code: DEC110804  
- Genre: Superhero
- Details: 78 pages, full color
- Retail Price: $9.95
- Format: Paperback
- Print Run: 100 copies (Launch edition)
- ISBN-10: 1926914511
- Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.5 x 0.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces 
- Arcana Project Link: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=302
- Description: 1st Printing: 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!

- Arcana Studios owns one of the world's largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 200 original intellectual properties, 300 graphic novels, thousands of comic issues and an ever-growing character list. Arcana has begun to adapt this library into live action feature films, stereoscopic 3D animated features and episodic television series and toys.

- Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and the development of intellectual properties, Arcana publishes graphic novels for North America in print, and now digitally as well. Arcana has been published and distributed in dozens different countries and translated into just as many languages across the globe.

- Arcana Studios remains independent of major entertainment studio affiliation. Arcana Studios is currently in production of the stereoscopic 3D animated feature, The Clockwork Girl. Arcana is also partnered with Gale Ann Hurd (“Terminator”, “Aliens”) on Gearhead, Alexandra Milchan (Sylvestor Stallone’s “Head Shot”) on Blade of Kumori, Hans Rodinoff and Hollywood Media Bridge (“Lost Boys: The Tribe”) on Raise Kane, Scott Milam (“Mother’s Day”) on Gauze, Ben Magid (“Hack/Slash”) on Trout, Jar Productions (“Hidden Howie”) on Philosopher Rex, Terry Dougas (“The Invention of Lying”) on The Tower, Doc Wyatt (“Napoleon Dynamite”) on 100 Girls, JC Spink (“The Hangover”) on Continuum, Adrian Askarieh (“The Hitman”) on Amnesia and also is producing a three slate at Codeblack/Universal for Light’s Out, Ant and Blam! 

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NEWS UPDATE! VANCOUVER (April 3, 2012) - SideShows, by Erik Hendrix and Michael David Nelsen, hit retail store shelves on Wednesday, March 14th.
 Did you miss it? Check with your local comic book store to buy a copy.
 If they don't have it, you can order here.

Preview some of the book below...
 courtesy of: www.horrorunlimited.com
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Arcana Studios brings readers another high-caliber graphic novel from the minds of writer Erik Hendrix and artist Michael David Nelson entitled SideShows. This story appeals to every reader out there with its unique plot and visually stunning artwork.
Hendrix’s story of super powered circus freaks turned mob enforcers in 1950’s 
Las Vegas, is brought to life with Nelson’s near impressionist illustrations. Every mob 
story follows the stereotypical themes of loyalty, deceit, betrayal, and violence in 
them but SideShows takes those themes to a whole new level.
The action is exceptional and Nelson shows this with his artistic style whether it’s one of
 the SideShows performing a hit or just expressing the tension between the characters. Hendrix does an excellent job revealing each of the character’s unique personalities 
within the dialogue.The story pays homage to the Lone Ranger and to mob films.
The unique mixture of the circus, superpowers, the mafia, Vegas, and the old world 
coming to the new world with the make up of immigrants, all come together to 
make SideShows a dark and intriguing story.
Want to know what happens next?
Pick up a copy of SideShows from your local comic book shop...
 otherwise order directly from the Arcana Store here.

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