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Feb 8, 2016 3:32 EST

Alan Moore’s Cinema Purgatorio – Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill invite you & some of the best creators in comics to join them in a different kind of dark: CINEMA PURGATORIO

iCrowdNewswire - Feb 8, 2016

In a world of used ideas spun out into unending single-premise sagas and told in full cyber-enhanced Technicolor, unapologetically we offer up CINEMA PURGATORIO, a black and white horror anthology which reaches for something both new and startling beyond the endlessly recycled characters and concepts of the 60s and the 70s. An anthology, to let its authors exercise the discipline and the invention that only short stories can provide – and out of which the vast majority of today’s memorable franchises were created – and black and white in order to impose that selfsame discipline upon its artists by removing the alluring camouflage of colour and requiring the same values that the classic comic illustrators made their byword. Why shouldn’t the 21st century enjoy the craft and quality that the E.C. and Warren luminaries managed, but with an originality and freshness born entirely of our anxious present and uncertain future? Why shouldn’t the world once more have horror stories which compel their audience to tremulously tell themselves “It’s just a movie; just a film”?

 
CINEMA PURGATORIO is an unholy resurrection of the backstreet bug-hutches and fleapits practicing their eerie silver mesmerism on our post-war predecessors, drenched in atmosphere and other less identifiable decoctions. The threadbare arenas to a generation’s adolescent fumblings and upholstery-slashing rage alike, these peeling Deco temples were the haunted, flickering spaces where were bred the dreads and the desires of those Macmillan days; Eisenhower nights. Varnished with blood and Brylcreem, in our razor-collared cutting edge collection we restore the broken-bulb emporiums where, in the creaking backseats, modern terror and monstrosity were shamelessly conceived. In our worn aisles and glossy pages the most individual and inventive talents in contemporary comics are delivering a landmark midnight matinee in monochrome, intent on pushing both the genre and the medium beyond their stagnant formulas and into shapes that suit the unique shadows and disquiets of our present moment.
 
Take your curling ticket from the withered and embittered woman in the booth, regard uneasily the lobby cards for movies recalled vaguely from a clammy dream, then, if you dare, follow the failing flashlight-puddle of the usherette on down into a different kind of dark.
 
– Alan Moore
 
 We need your help to push the envelope of sequential storytelling. Anthology has become a dirty word, so far be it from us to clean it up. Instead we’ll shine our light onto the cutting edge of comics, with the greatest assembly of writing talent ever gathered on one series and black and white artwork to allow illustrator’s pure visions. We need your support to embrace a future that does not settle for re-launches, new continuity, and everyone in tights. Your generosity so we can deliver the best works by the most brilliant creators, free of editorial meddling or corporate mandates. Your pledge to unleash the new future of comics. The one of which Alan Moore has always dreamed. It’s here, now. Hiding in the dark corner. Welcome to Cinema Purgatorio.
 
 This ongoing monthly series will feature Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill in every issue and is their first major new project together since League of Extraordinary Gentlemen! They take a trip through the dark recesses of cinema, the people behind it, the damage it has done, and the story of one woman forced to bare her soul, one short film at a time. Every issue and every story is radically different yet all weaved into one tapestry of breathtaking complexity as only Alan Moore could do.
 
 
 
We also launch with long-term commitments from:  
  • Kieron Gillen and Ignacio Calero on Modded – a dystopian future where enhanced monsters and daemons are pitted against each other, with a goal of catching them all!
  • Garth Ennis and Raulo Caceres continue Code Pru – the two issue series leads directly into the ongoing tale of the night shift FDNY paramedic Pru as she learns about the beastly NY City underworld… and how to offer them medical assistance! 
  •  Christos Gage and Gabriel Andrade bring a new kind of giant monster story to life withThe Vast! A war that humanity is losing seems never ending. Until one woman discovers a monster that will fight to protect her! 
  •  Max Brooks (World War Z) and Michael DiPascale bring Max’s heavily-researched and period-authentic story of the Civil War to life in A More Perfect Union. But this time, the South has been invaded by Giant Insects! Written as only Max Brooks can, taking no detail for granted and treating everything realistically.
 
Use of Funds: An anthology of this caliber is a very expensive proposition and the comic market is a tough place to launch something this new and different. Our main goals: 1) Finance the ongoing CINEMA PURGATORIO series, 2) secure top-flight creators for future issues and 3) keep the cover price for CINEMA PURGATORIO in comic stores down as much as possible. We aren’t expecting to raise enough money to cover all the costs of the project, simply asking for your support in helping us along. Also, a significant portion of the funds will go toward all the product offered and shipping to backers.
 
 
Fulfillment date: We expect to ship all backers’ orders by April 15, 2016. It will be a lightning pace – just eight weeks from goal achieved, to books and product shipping out to you!
 
 
About the Publisher
 
Avatar Press has been one of the top publishers of comic books for the past 20 years. With a stellar track record of on-time shipping and high quality books, you know this will be the same top-flight quality as the thousands of other publications Avatar has released.
 

 $6 — Cinema Purgatorio #1 digital copy — To start things off we offer a digital copy of Cinema Purgatorio #1, to be delivered by Comixology, as well as our gratitude for your support!

$25 (lmt 1000) — This special 64 page Deluxe Hardcover edition of Cinema Purgatorio #1 is only available here! It includes 16 additional pages that will not be available in any other edition.Shipping note: Add $20 for shipping outside US.  

  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 digital copy 

+ new this level 

  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 Deluxe Hardcover    

 $35 (lmt 200) — We will have very limited supply of copies available for pickup at the London Super Comic Con Feb 20 and 21 (see their web page for ticket information) where Kevin O’Neill will be at our booth to sign! We won’t have any of the other items on-site, and to avoid confusion we aren’t allowing partial pick-ups. These copies all have to be sent via FedEx overseas, so we incur a significant extra expense on them. If you want pick up a copy, yet want to support other sets, just add $35 to your pledge total and let us know you want to pick one of these up.

  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 digital copy 

+ new this level 

  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 Deluxe Hardcover (pick-up only)

$45 (lmt 300) –– We add here an exclusive, limited, cover on Providence Act 1 Hardcover which collections Providence #1-4 under an all-new image by Jacen Burrows! Shipping note: Add $25 for shipping outside US.

  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 digital copy 
  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 Deluxe Hardcover 

+ new this level 

  • Providence Act 1 Hardcover Kickstarter Exclusive

$65 (lmt 135) — Now we pile it on with an amazing eight-card set of 11 x 17 Cinema Purgatorio lobby cards! These are only available here! Shipping note: Add $30 for shipping outside US.

  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 digital copy 
  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 Deluxe Hardcover 
  • Providence Act 1 Hardcover Kickstarter Exclusive 

+ new this level 

  • Set of 8 Cinema Purgatorio 11 x 17 lobby cards

$115 (lmt 115) — Things really kick up a notch as we add this amazing Cinema Purgatorio #1 Deluxe Hardcover Signed Edition, featuring a new cover by Kevin O’Neill! Every copy is signed by Alan Moore, Kevin O’Neill, Garth Ennis and Kieron Gillen! An impossible group to get all together and only on this amazing edition! Shipping note: Add $40 for shipping outside US.

  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 digital copy 
  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 Deluxe Hardcover 
  • Providence Act 1 Hardcover Kickstarter Exclusive 
  • Set of 8 Cinema Purgatorio 11 x 17 lobby cards 

+ new this level 

  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 Signed Deluxe Hardcover signed by: Alan Moore, Kevin O’Neill, Garth Ennis, Kieron Gillen

$160 (lmt 100) — As we reach the upper tiers, let us thank you for your very generous support of our project! At this level we add a copy of Providence Act 1 Hardcover Kickstarter Exclusive Signed by Alan Moore & Jacen Burrows! Shipping note: Add $40 for shipping outside US.

  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 digital copy 
  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 Deluxe Hardcover 
  • Providence Act 1 Hardcover Kickstarter Exclusive 
  • Set of 8 Cinema Purgatorio 11 x 17 lobby cards 
  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 Signed Deluxe Hardcover (signed by: Alan Moore, Kevin O’Neill, Garth Ennis, Kieron Gillen) 

+ new this level 

  • Providence Act 1 Hardcover Kickstarter Exclusive Signed by Alan Moore & Jacen Burrows  

$295 (lmt 100) — Welcome to the rare air of the ultimate sets and this one is hard to beat with an added CGC Signature Series copy of Providence #1, signed by Alan Moore and graded 9.8!Shipping note: Add $50 for shipping outside US.

  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 digital copy 
  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 Deluxe Hardcover 
  • Providence Act 1 Hardcover Kickstarter Exclusive 
  • Set of 8 Cinema Purgatorio 11 x 17 lobby cards 
  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 Signed Deluxe Hardcover (signed by: Alan Moore, Kevin O’Neill, Garth Ennis, Kieron Gillen) 
  • Providence Act 1 Hardcover Kickstarter Exclusive Signed by Alan Moore & Jacen Burrows 

+ new this level 

  • Providence #1 CGC Signature Series 9.8

$565 (lmt 26) — Only a few people will be able to grab these amazing ultimate original art levels, as we have 26 Lettered copies (A-Z) of the Cinema Purgatorio #1 Deluxe Hardcover with Kevin O’Neill Original Sketch and 26 of Providence Act 1 Hardcover remarked by Jacen Burrows! Alan Moore also signed these Hardcovers with sketches from two of his famous artistic partners. Truly once-in-a-lifetime offerings and we thank you for your generous support! (Sample sketches are shown, but each copy is unique.) Shipping note: Add $60 for shipping outside US.

  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 digital copy 
  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 Deluxe Hardcover 
  • Providence Act 1 Hardcover Kickstarter Exclusive 
  • Set of 8 Cinema Purgatorio 11 x 17 lobby cards 
  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 Signed Deluxe Hardcover (signed by: Alan Moore, Kevin O’Neill, Garth Ennis, Kieron Gillen) 
  • Providence Act 1 Hardcover Kickstarter Exclusive Signed by Alan Moore & Jacen Burrows 
  • Providence #1 CGC Signature Series 9.8 

+ new this level 

  • Cinema Purgatorio #1 Deluxe Hardcover with Kevin O’Neill Original Sketch 
  • Providence Act 1 Hardcover remarked by Jacen Burrows
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