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by Vince Brusio

In 1999 Avatar Press published a 3-issue mini-series by Warren Ellis called Strange Kiss. It was savage, to say the least. But horror fans were in love, as Ellis had been unchained and the pages of the book consequently dripped with evil and terror.

Fast forward over a period of years, and more books starring the “hero” of the book were subsequently released, with titles such as Stranger Kisses and Strange Killings. And still the public cried for more, more, more!

Enter Mike Wolfer, a veteran writer and artist who frequently cooks up nightmares under the Avatar Press banner, and who was nice enough to chat with us at New York Comic Con to announce that he had taken the reins from Warren Ellis to produce an ongoing series called Gravel: Combat Magician (NOV130814), the first issue which is a Featured Item in the November 2013 edition of the PREVIEWS catalog.

“The previous series we did — that was just called Gravel — it delved into his occult world,” Mike explains. “All of the previous stories we had seen before were little vignettes of him just kicking ass and doing horrible things to people. We really didn’t know who he was or what motivated him.”

And therein lies the task of Mike Wolfer in keeping fans coming back to Gravel: Combat Magician on a monthly basis.

Check out the above YouTube video for the full interview with Mike at the show, and take a look at the previous Gravel books that have been published which are available for immediate ordering and shipping to your local comic shop retailer! All titles are for Mature Readers.

ITEM CODE TITLE PRICE
STAR12541   WARREN ELLIS STRANGE KISS TP     $8.95  
STAR14717   WARREN ELLIS STRANGER KISSES TP     $9.95  
SEP032087   WARREN ELLIS STRANGE KILLINGS BODY ORCHARD TP     $16.95  
MAY042360   WARREN ELLIS STRANGE KILLINGS STRONG MED TP     $9.99  
STAR17794   WARREN ELLIS STRANGE KILLINGS TP     $9.95  
FEB094088   GRAVEL HC VOL 01 BLOODY LIARS     $32.99  
OCT090717   GRAVEL HC VOL 02 THE MAJOR SEVEN     $27.99  
SEP100804   GRAVEL HC VOL 03 LAST KING OF ENGLAND     $27.99  
JUN083715   GRAVEL NEVER A DULL DAY SGN HC     $89.99  
FEB094087   GRAVEL TP VOL 01 BLOODY LIARS     $24.99  
OCT090716   GRAVEL TP VOL 02 THE MAJOR SEVEN     $19.99  
SEP100803   GRAVEL TP VOL 03 LAST KING OF ENGLAND     $19.99