Digital-Only Nightmares of Providence Bonus Terrors Kickstarter Is Out

Nightmares of Providence digital-only Bonus Terrors cover – art by Daniel Gete

As part of the Avatar Press Providence Compendium Kickstarter, some backers received the Nightmares of Providence “Bonus Terrors” digital-only add-on.

The 18-page black and white Terrors features artwork by Jacen Burrows, Sebastian Fiumara, Daniel Gete, Matt Martin, Juan Jose Ryp, Ivan Rodriguez, and Dheeraj Verma. It contains little directly connected to Moore and Burrows – mostly consisting of HP Lovecraft-inspired monsters (many extensively tentacled), mostly in full-page format.

Facts Providence will do annotations for Bonus Terrors, though there does not appear to be all that specific references. Check the Annotations Index and/or the Nightmares of Providence page for Bonus Terrors annotations – coming soon. Continue reading

Avatar Press Announces New Providence Compendium Edition

New full Providence collection is on sale for $59.99 – cover art by Jacen Burrows and Michael DiPascale

Today, Avatar Press announced that the wait is nearly over; Providence will soon be available in a new single volume “Compendium” edition. The $59.99 480-page hardback is available to order today, and is expected to be printed in early 2021. There is a $29.99 paperback planned, but not yet for sale. There is also a new tie-in 48-page Nightmares of Providence Lovecraft art comic, available with at least nine different covers. There are also some new Neonomicon covers and a “gold seal Stella Sapiente bundle” of sealed issues of Neonomicon and Providence.

Avatar’s inhouse Comics Cavalcade store is selling the new hardcover, as well as several collector sets of these right now through October 24 – in advance of a planned Kickstarter campaign coming soon thereafter.

It appears that a lot of the new Providence editions covers feature artwork from already published covers. The hardback features the Jacen Burrows and Michael DiPascale art from issue 9’s Weird Pulp variant cover. The paperback features the regular cover for issue #1. The Facts Providence team will be posting/annotating new collection artwork at the Collected Editions page. Coming soon, there will be a new page for annotating Nightmares.

Find all the annotations and more at the index page.

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Providence Kickstarter Slipcases Will Ship Starting Late March 2018

Providence slipcase edition photo via Avatar Press

In an email earlier today, Avatar Press shared photos of the collected hardcover Providence slipcase sets that many fans ordered as part of an April 2017 Kickstarter campaign. From the Avatar Press announcement:

…we will finally begin shipping end of March. The Slipcase Sets look lovely, and the ultra-thick board we used for them is very robust. However there was a shortage of that board that took a surprising amount of time to resolve. But you can see for yourself above, these are pictures of the production prototype unit, the first one all assembled with the final materials, for final size confirmation and proofing.

…We will get the slipcases delivered the week of March 19, and then it’s show time. We of course have a ton of these to pack, so please do be aware that it will be many, many weeks from the first set shipping to the final one out the door. Certainly all of April, and it could run well into May, before we are done, but there will be mountains of boxes going out every week and as you ship, you will get tracking emailed to you from Comic Cavalcade. Every single person will get confirmation as they ship. These are almost sold out, so zero copies will ever be offered to stores or Amazon, so no worries about it popping up somewhere else before you get your set!

If you were lucky enough to be one of several hundred Kickstarter patrons to purchase the new collected edition, look for your copy arriving as early as March 2018.  Continue reading

Big Providence Kickstarter Campaign Underway Today

0f3ee791b41be8963a65e24fafbbcdee_originalAvatar Press launched a Kickstarter campaign today for handsome-looking new slipcase edition of Providence, which includes Neonomicon, plus a new “Dreadful Beauty” art book featuring Jacen Burrows 100+ covers.

The Kickstarter campaign also has a dozen more variant covers for Providence #12, with previously unused art. There are options for inexpensive digital editions to very high-end editions signed by Moore and Burrows.

At the time of this posting, the campaign has already far surpassed its $8,300 goal, with more than $40,000 pledged. The high-end limited edition autographed, remarqued $599 package is already sold out, but there are still plenty of packages to choose from for the discerning Providence reader.

New Moore and O’Neil Cinema Purgatorio Kickstarter with Providence Premiums

Cover for Providence Act 1 Hardcover Kickstarter Exclusive. Art by Jacen Burrows
Cover for Providence Act 1 Hardcover Kickstarter Exclusive. Art by Jacen Burrows

Alan Moore’s latest project Cinema Purgatorio was announced this morning via Kickstarter. Watch Moore’s clever droll promotional video. As of 10 a.m. it is already fully funded, but, while supplies last, readers can still get some handsome Providence premiums: autographed copies of Providence #1 and a new Kickstarter exclusive Providence Act 1 book that collects Providence #1-4.

For Cinema Purgatorio, due out from Avatar Press in May 2016, Moore joins forces with his League of Extraordinary Gentlemen collaborator Kevin O’Neil, plus additional features by Kieron Gillen / Ignacio Calero, Garth Ennis / Raulo Caceres, Christos Gage / Gabriel Andrade (Moore’s collaborator on Crossed Plus One Hundred), and Max Brooks and Michael DiPascale (Moore and Burrows’ collaborator on Providence Weird Pulp variant covers.)

Cinema Purgatorio looks fun – who is up for collaborating on annotations?