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A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) comic books

  • Issue #1A
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 1A

    1st Printing. The reboot of Colleen Dorans science fantasy epic under her own Aria Press banner. After their escape from the sinister Institute, psychic children Liana and Jason discover their alien heritage. Backup story Seasons of Spring reveals the kids early years with their alien father and human mother. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 40 pages. Mature readers. Painted covers by Doran. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1B
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 1B

    2nd or later printing. Printing notice can be found on inside front cover at the bottom. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #2A
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 2A

    The reboot of Colleen Dorans science fantasy epic under her own Aria Press banner. Psychic children Liana and Jason become caught up in an interplanetary war, along with their human allies and protectors. Backup story Seasons of Spring reveals the kids early years. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Another backup story, Souvenir, is written by Jo Duffy with art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 40 pages. Mature readers. Painted covers by Doran. Cover price $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #2B
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 2B

    2nd or later printing. Printing notice can be found on inside front cover at the bottom. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #3A
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 3A
    • Signed by creator Colleen Doran (personalized to Eva) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authetnicity

    The reboot of Colleen Dorans science fantasy epic under her own Aria Press banner. Jason is captured by the aliens; Rieken continues to gather his forces on Earth. Backup story Seasons of Spring reveals story of the kids younger twin siblings. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Also includes an article on the publishing history of A Distant Soil. Black and white; 24 pages. Mature readers. Painted covers by Doran. Cover price $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #3B
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 3B

    2nd or later printing. Printing notice can be found on inside front cover at the bottom. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #4
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 4

    The reboot of Colleen Dorans science fantasy epic under her own Aria Press banner. Jason gets a fatal dose of an alien drug. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Backup story written by Jo Duffy with art by Maya Sakamoto. Black and white; 24 pages. Mature readers. Painted covers by Doran. Cover price $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #5
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 5

    The reboot of Colleen Dorans science fantasy epic under her own Aria Press banner. Liana loses her seizure medicine. Backup story Seasons of Spring reveals Jason and Lianas early years. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 24 pages. Mature readers. Painted covers by Doran. Cover price $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #6
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 6

    The reboot of Colleen Dorans science fantasy epic under her own Aria Press banner. Sir Galahad battles Lord Raven in Avalon. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 24 pages. Mature readers. Cover by Doran. NOTE: incorrectly has # 4 in indicia. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #7
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 7

    The reboot of Colleen Dorans science fantasy epic under her own Aria Press banner. Jason is rescued by the Resistance. Backup story Seasons of Spring reveals Jason and Lianas early years. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 24 pages. Mature readers. Painted covers by Doran. Cover price $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #8
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 8

    The reboot of Colleen Dorans science fantasy epic under her own Aria Press banner. Galahad is transported to Earth, where he encounters the others; Rieken and DMer meet the beautiful Bast. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 24 pages. Mature readers. Painted covers by Doran. Cover price $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #9
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 9

    The reboot of Colleen Dorans science fantasy epic under her own Aria Press banner. Liana must act when Brent and Galahad are cornered by agents of the Institute. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Backup story, DWI, is written by Jo Duffy with art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 24 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #10
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 10

    The reboot of Colleen Dorans science fantasy epic under her own Aria Press banner. Jason meets Beys and learns about the Resistance. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 24 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #11
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 11
    • Signed by creator Colleen Doran with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    The reboot of Colleen Dorans science fantasy epic under her own Aria Press banner. As Bast completes the team, Rieken leads them all to a dramatic rendezvous with the starship Siovansin. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 24 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #12
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 12

    The reboot of Colleen Dorans science fantasy epic under her own Aria Press banner. Lord Kovar barely prevents the sadistic Sere from learning the Avatars secret. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 24 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #13
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 13

    The reboot of Colleen Dorans science fantasy epic under her own Aria Press banner. Jason learns about the Resistance; Riekens past as the young Avatar is revealed. Also includes a six-page sketchbook section. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 32 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $2.95. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #14
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 14

    The reboot of Colleen Dorans science fantasy epic under her own Aria Press banner. Special sketchbook issue features art and behind-the-scenes info from the 13-year history of A Distant Soil. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Final issue under Aria Press; Image continued the series with #15. Black and white; 32 pages. Mature readers. Painted covers by Doran. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #15
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 15

    Colleen Dorans science fantasy epic moves to the Image publishing house. Jason learns about his father from the Resistance; Basts growing attraction to Seren causes conflict in his relationship with DMer. Also includes a four-page sketchbook section. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 32 pages. Mature readers. Painted covers by Doran. Cover price $2.95. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #16
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 16

    Colleen Dorans science fantasy epic of humans battling the psychic families of the alien Hierarchy. Seren tells Bast the truth about the death of Jason and Lianas father. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 32 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $2.95. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #17
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 17

    The mad seer Merais suicide sets up a power shift in the Hierarchy. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 32 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $2.95. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #18
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 18

    Emeris uses his new position in the Hierarchy to launch a cruel revenge on Seren and DMer; Jason falls in love with the Resistance fighter Beys. The backup story Seasons of Spring resumes, revealing Jason and Lianas early years; also, 6character profiles. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 32 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $2.95. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #19
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 19

    Jason undergoes a painful initiation into the Resistance; Seren and his team arrive on the starship Siovansin to begin their campaign against the Hierarchy. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 32 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $2.95. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #20
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 20

    Jason trains for his mission to assassinate the Avatar. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 32 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $2.95. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #21
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 21

    A training accident reveals more about DMers past and his relationship with Seren. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 32 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $2.95. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #22
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 22

    The Resistance launches a disastrous mission against the Avatar; DMers past abuse at the hands of Emeris is revealed. Also includes a sketchbook section. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 32 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $2.95. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #23
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 23

    Jason takes a dangerous spacewalk. Backup story The Gift features an untold early adventure of Minetti and his brother the priest. Also includes a sketchbook section. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 32 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $2.95. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #24
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 24

    The Hierarchy discovers far too much about the Resistance; Seren learns there is a traitor in his house. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 32 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $2.95. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #25
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 25

    A member of Serens team pays the ultimate price; Jason enters the Avatars chambers on his mission of death. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Backup story: Troll Bridge, written by Neil Gaiman, with art by Doran. Black and white; 48 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #25CBLDF
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 25CBLDF

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    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund variant signed and numbered by Colleen Doran and Neil Gaiman. Limited to 450 copies. A member of Serens team pays the ultimate price; Jason enters the Avatars chambers on his mission of death. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Backup story: Troll Bridge, written by Neil Gaiman, with art by Doran. Black and white; 48 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $2.95. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #26
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 26

    Jasons attack on Seren summons both his human allies and his foes in the Hierarchy; Seren confronts Emeris over DMers fate. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Backup story: A Matter of Dreams, written by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, with art by Doran. Black and white; 32 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $2.95. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #27
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 27

    Seren reveals the Avatars true nature to his human allies; Liana realizes Jason has been changed by his time with Beys and the Resistance. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 32 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $2.95. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #28
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 28

    An Image Comic (S/A) Colleen Doran, short story (W) Ellen Kushner (A) Colleen Doran Featuring award winning fantasy author Ellen Kushner's Red Cloak, the prequel to the renowned novel, Swordspoint! Continuing the A Distant Soil saga, the stern Major Kovar, who has given up everything to aid the embattled Avatar, including his Kingdom and throne as Prince of Teramis, leads Rieken's champions Below into the dangerous depths of the Siovansin warship. Their mission: to sabotage the ship's tachyon conversion drive and prevent its return to the planet Ovanan so that the Avatar's operatives can overtake the government. But the Irishai, the mysterious residents of the world Below, have their own agenda for the destiny of Ovanan and its people. Also in this issue: Ellen Kushner's brilliant novel Swordspoint dazzled fantasy fans with its wit, elegance, and fascinating characters. Swordspoint's two most memorable characters, Richard St. Vier and his companion, Alec, the acerbic scholar, return in Red Cloak, a prequel to Swordspoint and the first story Ellen Kushner ever wrote in the world of Riverside. This prose tale is lavishly illustrated by Colleen Doran and is a must for fantasy fans! Website: http://www.adistantsoil.com/DistantSoil.htm b&w, 40pg$3.95" Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #29
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 29

    To aid Seren, Bast unites herself with the computer that runs the starship Siovansin. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Backup story: The Tragedy of King Alexander the Stag, written by Delia Sherman, with art by Doran. Black and white; 48 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #30
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 30

    (S/A) Colleen Doran. Some will die...some will wish they had! The shocking story readers have been waiting almost TWO DECADES FOR! Rieken, Liana and Jason face the Hierarchy--winner takes all! Beautiful new cover paintings and 40 pages of knockout story and art!"Colleen Doran does it with aplomb, with soul, and with a sense of joy." - NEIL GAIMAN. B&W, 40 pages. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #31
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 31

    (S/A) Colleen Doran. "Sometimes the Good Guys Lose" Part 1. A fifteen year old girl, Liana, learns that her father is a fugitive from another world and that she is the heir to an alien religious dynasty. She could be the most powerful psychic being in the universe, but someone already sits on the otherworldly throne of Ovanan, and he is the helpless pawn of a corrupt government, a government that wants Liana dead. If Liana lives, all Earth is in danger as Ovanan will stop at nothing to destroy her. If Liana dies, the rest of the universe remains under the control of a cruel empire. But, there's a third possible fate for Liana, a fate no one has considered, and it is a future more cruel than she could possibly have imagined... This issue also features part I of a two-part original prose short story "A World for Dreaming" by Jan Strnad, acclaimed comics and animation writer! With original illustrations by Colleen Doran. Original oil cover paintings. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #32
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 32

    (S/A) Colleen Doran. "Sometimes the Good Guys Lose" Part 2. A fifteen year old girl, Liana, learns that her father is a fugitive from another world and that she is the heir to an alien religious dynasty. She could be the most powerful psychic being in the universe, but someone already sits on the otherworldly throne of Ovanan, and he is the helpless pawn of a corrupt government, a government that wants Liana dead. If Liana lives, all Earth is in danger as Ovanan will stop at nothing to destroy her. If Liana dies, the rest of the universe remains under the control of a cruel empire. But, there's a third possible fate for Liana, a fate no one has considered, and it is a future more cruel than she could possibly have imagined... Original oil cover paintings. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #33
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 33

    (S/A) Colleen Doran. "Sometimes the Good Guys Lose" Part 3. A fifteen year old girl, Liana, learns that her father is a fugitive from another world and that she is the heir to an alien religious dynasty. She could be the most powerful psychic being in the universe, but someone already sits on the otherworldly throne of Ovanan, and he is the helpless pawn of a corrupt government, a government that wants Liana dead. If Liana lives, all Earth is in danger as Ovanan will stop at nothing to destroy her. If Liana dies, the rest of the universe remains under the control of a cruel empire. But, there's a third possible fate for Liana, a fate no one has considered, and it is a future more cruel than she could possibly have imagined... Original oil cover paintings. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #34
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 34

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    Liana withstands attacks from Emeris and Lady Niniri; Minetti, Kovar, Galahad and DMer form an unlikely team. Backup story reveals an untold tale of Sir Galahad. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 64 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $4.95. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #35
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 35

    As the Hierarchy discusses what to do next, DMer and the Resistance come to an uncomfortable truce. Backup story reveals an untold tale of Sir Galahad. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 32 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #36
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 36

    Seren tells Liana the truth about Earths Avatar and its Collective; Bast uses her linkup to the ships computer to discover Lady Niniris secret. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Backup story: Operation Love, written by Steve Darnall, with art by Doran. Black and white; 32 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $4.50. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #37
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 37

    At Seres funeral, the Resistance reveals its plans, but Lady Niniri has a plan of her own. Story and exceptionally beautiful art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 32 pages. Mature readers. Cover by Doran. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #38
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 38

    As the rebels wait for their chance to attack the funeral, Lady Niniri matches them at every step. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 32 pages. Mature readers. Cover by Doran. Cover price $4.50. Cover price $4.50.

  • Issue #39
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 39

    (W/A/CA) Colleen Doran. 15-year-old Liana now sits on the throne of the Avatar, a living weapon of mass destruction, the most powerful psionic in the universe. And she's pointed directly at Earth. Back after a six-year hiatus, the final chapter of the critically acclaimed space opera series begins in a bi-monthly release from Image/Shadowline Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #40
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 40

    (W/A/CA) Colleen Doran. The final chapter of the A DISTANT SOIL saga continues as fifteen-year-old Liana, the ultimate psionic weapon of mass destruction, loses control of her power and threatens to destroy everyone and everything in her path. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #41
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 41

    (W/A/CA) Colleen Doran. The Hierarchy is defeated. Now, the small team of human rebels and their allies face an even bigger foe: A factionalized resistance movement intent on seizing power. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #42
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 42

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    (W/A/CA) Colleen Doran. THE FINAL CHAPTER OF A DISTANT SOIL CONTINUES - The resistance dissolves into warring factions intent on seizing power. And the one that gets hold of Liana is determined to destroy the tradition of Avatar rule. Cover price $3.50.