Aria

 ARIB   (Image, 1998-2000)

™ and ©1998 Avalon Studios

This series began with a predominantly black-and-white preview edition of writer Brian Holguin and artist Jay Anacelto’s Aria which is simply beautiful; it’s a quick look at the characters who will populate an intriguing new series from Image Comics and Avalon Studios. In Aria, myth mixes with reality; gods and Faeries walk the streets of contemporary Manhattan, and a 900-year-old expatriate Faerie princess named Kildare operates a bookstore called Otherworld in Greenwich Village.

Anacelto’s artwork is haunting and lovely, and Brian Holguin’s excellent writing is showcased in an engaging short story starring Kildare and other creatures from the “[other] side of the metaphysical fence.”

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#1

  1/1/1999
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 Brian HolguinJay Anacleto

#1 Variation A

  1/1/1999
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White background coverBrian HolguinJay Anacleto

#1 Variation B

  1/1/1999
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Woman looking from balcony on coverBrian HolguinJay Anacleto

#1 Variation C

 
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Gold Foil CoverBrian HolguinJay Anacleto

#1 Variation D

 
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Holguin Hologram Autographed Variant; Solicted by Wizard MagazineBrian HolguinJay Anacleto

#1 Variation E

 
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Michael Turner Autograph VariantBrian HolguinJay Anacleto

#2

  4/1/1999
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 Brian HolguinJay Anacleto, Roy Martinez

#2 Variation A

  4/1/1999
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Convention SpecialBrian HolguinJay Anacleto, Roy Martinez

#3

  5/1/1999
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 Brian HolguinRoy Martinez

#4

  11/1/1999
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Close-up shot of woman in green pointing at chestBrian HolguinJay Anacleto

#4 Variation A

  11/1/1999
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Textured cover stock; Close-up shot of woman in green pointing at chestBrian HolguinJay Anacleto

#4 Variation B

  11/1/1999
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Variant cover with AngelaBrian HolguinJay Anacleto

#4 Variation C

  11/1/1999
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Variant cover: Cover A with green background and cardstock cover; Glow-in-the-dark coverBrian HolguinJay Anacleto

Ashcan #1

  11/1/1998
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6 copies available from $0.99
Preview issue, B&WBrian HolguinJay Anacleto

Ashcan #1 Variation A

  11/1/1998
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White Textured Cover; Preview IssueBrian HolguinJay Anacleto

Book #1

  7/1/2000
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The Magic of Aria; Collects Aria #1-4Brian HolguinJay Anacleto