Arriving Thursday 6/1/06

52 WEEK #4
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid Breakdowns by Keith Giffen Art by Joe Bennett, Ruy Jose and Jack Jadson Backup feature by Dan Jurgens & Art Thibert Covers by J.G. Jones After the INFINITE CRISIS and before One Year Later, the DCU spent a year without Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. A year in which those heroes were needed more than ever as the fate of the world hung in the balance. Who stood up in their absence? And who sat out? The story of DC's most eventful year ever can now be told as four of the hottest writers in comics - Grant Morrison, Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid - deliver an unprecedented weekly tale of death, danger, romance, intergalactic terror and the never-ending, universal meaning of heroism. Joined by storyteller Keith Giffen and cover artist J.G. Jones, 52 features art for the first month by Joe Bennett, Ruy Jose, and Jack Jadson. Also, starting in Week #2: 'The History of the DC Universe,' a 10-part backup feature by Dan Jurgens and Art Thibert that takes you on a tour through the legendary past of the DCU. 52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman...but not a year without heroes. • Week 1 on sale May 10 • Week 2 on sale May 17 • Week 3 on sale May 24 • Week 4 on sale May 31
Written by Geoff Johns & Kurt Busiek Art by Pete Woods Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson Part 6 of the 8-part 'Up, Up, and Away!' While Superman goes all-out to clean up the plague of villains overrunning Metropolis, Lex Luthor finally strikes with a devastating attack that could literally tear the city apart! And as Lex unleashes an engine of destruction from the center of the Earth, lost secrets of Krypton are revealed, the Daily Planet faces a huge story without its top reporter, and three unexpected words mark a turning point for Lois and Clark!
written by ERIC SHANOWER art & cover by ERIC SHANOWER 'BETRAYAL, PART 4' The story of the Trojan War continues as the Trojans prepare for the invasion of their land. Hektor returns triumphantly with his new wife, Andromache, who makes her long-awaited debut in. Cressida resists attack from her fellow Trojans when they discover her father Kalchas's defection to the enemy.
Written by J. Michael Straczynski Pencils & Cover by Ron Garney 'THE WAR AT HOME' Part 1 (of 7) CIVIL WAR TIE-IN After rushing to the aftermath of the Riverbank Massacre to offer aid to its victims, Peter travels with Tony Stark to Washington DC and the White House, where the enactment of the Super Hero Registration Act appears imminent. As the Marvel Universe braces for the implications of legislation that will forever change the societal status of super heroes, Peter will have to make a very important personal decision -- one that just might be the most important decision of his life
The City of Angels can be a gateway to dreams... or the entrance to Hell itself. When Gunn's starry-eyed cousin from Ohio runs away from home and winds up in L.A., it's up to Gunn to find him and get him to safety before the city literally chews him up and spits him out.
As our heroes Perry and Gordo slowly work their way back towards 'civilization,' they quickly realize that in the wake of the nuclear attack civilized society no longer exists. Entire communities abandoned! Rednecks killing each other over the last bottle of soda! Communes of nerds living behind barbed-wire encampments-and worst of all, no internet! Can our heroes adapt, or will they head back to the hills?! Also: a 'Founding Fathers Funnies' entry recounting the too-short life of the unjustly obscure war hero and radical John Laurens.
by James Kuhoric, & Kevin Sharpe Concluding the 'Old School' look at the Army of Darkness, as well as the bridge to the next exciting AOD story arc from Kuhoric, Sharpe, and an all-star gathering of great cover artists! The Rami-esque inspired 'grueling horror' arc comes to a bloody conclusion! Something dark has been awakened at the old cabin in the woods, and it hungers for the flesh of the Chosen One! Inside the Deadite-infested hovel, Ash fights for his very soul and to destroy the tie that binds the creatures to this world. Amidst the maelstrom, Ash clings to life as the possessed spirit of Sheila reveals the truth about her lost soul and the very origin of the Deadites. And Ash is slated to take on the King of Vampires - Dracula! This issue features variant covers by Sharpe, Azaceta, O'Hare, and Bradshaw, to be shipped in an equal ratio.
by Mark Smylie THE CALM BEFORE - Following up on the last Artesia book, Artesia Afire, and the release of the Artesia: Adventures in the Known World role-playing game, this series finds Artesia and her armies trapped in an odd stalemate at the city of Abenton. They are guests of the city's ruler, Elizabeta, a baroness with a dark secret. The imminent arrival of barbarian enemies at their gates is only the least of her problems, as recalcitrant allies, mutinous captains, angry ghosts and spirits, lurking assassins, and jealous lovers begin to spring their traps and plots.
Written by Justin Gray Art by Steven Cummings Cover by Gary Erskine Concluding the 3-part 'Madmen of Gotham,' written by Justin Gray (JONAH HEX) with art by Steven Cummings (DEADSHOT)! In issue #205, the creature who calls herself 'Vanity' is merely the first line of defense created by the mastermind who threatens all of Batman's city. Who is this hidden persuader, and why does he know everything about the Dark Knight? And in the shocking finale, Batman plummets from a five-story building - and things quickly get worse from there! The smartest man in Gotham is also the craziest…and he's somehow connected to Batman's past!
by Greg Pak & Nigel Raynor The wait is over! The new adventures of the crew of the Battlestar Galactica begin here with Dynamite Entertainment, writer Greg Pak, and artist Nigel Raynor! D.E. proudly presents their all-new Galactica series, Making its debut with this special #0 issue featuring an original story - with a 'dynamite cliffhanger' ending - that leads into the ongoing series! Pak is an exclusive writer for Marvel Comics, but has carved out this series for D.E. and he's turning out a comic that fans both new and old are going to love. And we're so sure they're going to love it, that this introductory issue is available for just one thin quarter! And what would this issue be without a red-hot Photo cover featuring the beautiful Cylon, 'Number Six!' PLUS: A Special preview of Brett Matthews and John Cassaday's Lone Ranger comic book series from D.E.! Featuring an art cover by Steve (Civil War) McNiven, shipped in a 50/50 ratio with the photo cover version. Future covers by Michael Turner, Billy Tan, and other high-profile artists to be announced!
BETTY #156
by Various 'The Long & the Short of It': Ah, the 'strands' of introspection that bind a teen's life together: Betty is deep in thought, pondering what kind of haircut to get! 'Double Trouble': Beach blanket Betty boards her board again, surfing up a storm while Archie and Adam compete for who can pamper her most! 'Be a Sport': Jogging, biking, softball, tennis, basketball… Betty puts the 'her' in 'ov-her-active!'
by Darren G. Davis, Scott Davis, & Mike Slimbone Baywatch's Traci Bingham comes to comics! In 1723, corsairs, privateers and pirates still ruled the seas, and the veritable king of the pirates was the notorious Blackbeard... until the world found out he had a daughter! A death bed confession sets Hanna on a worldwide quest to find her father... and kill him. Inspired by Baywatch's Traci Bingham (Host of the 2005 Lingerie Bowl!), swashbuckling has never been so sexy! Nor so dangerous. This new exciting mini-series follows the exploits of Hanna, her sea dog compratriots in her quest for gold, adventure and her fathers head on a stick. Ships with 2 covers, 1 Traci Bingham photo cover and 1 Mik Jimenez cover, in equal ratio.
by Voltaire & Various What do you get when the galaxy's greatest evil escapes confinement on its home world and possesses the body of a discarded teddy bear here on Earth? An adorably evil teddy bear that eats cats, chases skirts, and torments children. All of the deadly plush doll's hilarious and offensive adventures are together in this one complete edition, featuring all of the famous and infamous guest creators such as Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, James O'Barr, Dan Brereton, Roman Dirge, Ted Naifeh, Junko Mizuno, Gris Grimly, and many others.
Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by PABLO RAIMONDI Cover by PAOLO RIVERA This critically acclaimed limited series comes to a close with the final days of Victor Von Doom's bloody rise to the throne of Latveria. His time to take vengeance on all those who have slighted him in his life thus far. Also, the secrets of the unprecedented interview Dr. Doom has been giving throughout this series is at last revealed!
A.Y. Jalisco, lonely for too long, decides to change her love life for the better. But her plans are ruined by the gender-shifted Guadalupe, who puts Jalisco's life in danger while seducing her man. Her bad luck continues when she's attacked by a hulking brute looking for information on a man she doesn't even know! Carlos Trillo's spellbinding tale continues, with art and cover provided by comics star Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets).
The adaptation of Clive Barker's masterpiece continues here! In the town of Palomo Grove, the war between Jaffe and Fletcher continues. But what effect will the meeting between Jaffe's offspring and a stranger in town have on their epic battle? Will this push the world one step closer to Armageddon? It just might…
Beau Smith's latest creation explodes onto the scene! Aided and abetted by fellow comics legend Eduardo Barreto, Smith creates a tough guy for the new millennium in the form of Frank Cobb. Cobb is a former Level One Secret Service agent who has been off the radar for the last few years. When his aimless actions land him in jail, one of his former government contacts decides that it's time Cobb's special talents were put to a more productive use. In Part One of this debut Cobb story, 'Off the Leash,' Cobb's protective skills will be needed to save a very important witness from a sadistic Russian Mafia leader with connections to a terrorist cell.
Written by Will Pfeifer Art and cover by Cliff Chiang It's the rebirth of a hero in a new 3-issue miniseries written by Will Pfeifer (Catwoman, CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON, BLOOD OF THE DEMON) with art and covers by Cliff Chiang (Detective Comics, BEWARE THE CREEPER) that links the events of INFINITE CRISIS to the present - and the future! Last year's DAY OF VENGEANCE miniseries saw the Spectre without a host, running rampant and destroying all sources of magic across the DCU. Now, the spirit of vengeance has been joined with a human host once more: Detective Crispus Allen from the Gotham City Police Department. But Allen wants nothing to do with the Spectre or his holy mission - and he's putting that mission into jeopardy!
Written by JIMMY PALMIOTTI & JUSTIN GRAY Penciled by KHARI EVANS Inks by JIMMY PALMIOTTI Cover by KHARI EVANS & JIMMY PALMIOTTI With the auction for Ricadonna's super computer virus rapidly approaching, Misty and Colleen call in favors from some of the most unlikely places as The Daughters of the Dragon pay a visit to The Punisher and Mole Man! Meanwhile the villains are all in town, including The Hand, Hydra, AIM and half a dozen global terrorists for what promises to be the kung fu battle of the year! All this and questionable fashion tips from Otis 'Danger' Johnson, mutant receptionist! Guest-starring Iron Fist!
written by GARY REED art by DALIBOR TALAJIC cover by VINCE LOCKE The Grakken are on the prowl and hunting for the teens, who have ditched their school bus to venture onto a houseboat. But water will stop zombies…won't it? King Zombie finds crucified zombies along roads that have been declared safe by humans and that doesn't sit too well with him.
written by RICK REMENDER art by JOHN HEEBINK & MIKE MANLEY cover by HARPER JATEN Enter the Gipper, a right wing fanatic with a Ronald Reagan mask bonded to his face. Guarded by a team of lobotomized street kids that he deploys as suicide bombers and his radical right wing street gang The GOP, he will set the world clock back and return it to virtuousness at any cost, even if it means sending us into a new dark age by flooding the streets with the monster creating drug, Gray Matter.
written by J.R. RAND art & cover by JUAN E. FERREYRA created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO 'REVELATION1:4' Messiah or Anti-Christ? Terrorist or savior? The world's first superhuman or alien invader? Who is the Emissary and what is his mission? When he reveals himself high over New York City, how will people react? And more importantly, what will he do when the government tries to kill him? Emissary is a re-examination of the superhero mythos, which asks the question: How would the world react to a real superhuman? With awe or with fear, with joy or with hatred?
by Steve Emond Emo Boy's one-man fan club labels him a sell out after Emo Boy finally gets a girlfriend and finds himself feeling not-so-blue anymore. Find out how love impacts a true emo boy and his emo superpowers in this issue. A tip of the hat to Woody Allen's classic Annie Hall.
by Matt Fraction & Steven Sanders 1899: Mark Twain decides to save the world. With the help of a terrifying invention created by millionaire playboy/scientist Nikola Telsa, the two get into the business of selling world peace. The problem? Nobody's buying. When they run afoul of an evil science-cabal led by J.P. Morgan and Thomas Edison dedicated to infusing the Black Arts with the spirit of the Industrial Age, New York becomes the backdrop for a war over the soul of man - and maybe even Earth itself.
The spectacular interstellar war between worlds continues! The G.I. Joe team and their Autobot allies learn the origin of their devastating and deadly new foe, and the terrifying truth sends them on a journey they never thought possible… all the way to Cybertron! Can the alliance between humans and robots put an end to a murderous amalgam of flesh and technology all while also facing the malicious hordes of the Decepticon ghettos? Plus: in the dark times of this horrible war, can love be blooming amongst two of our cast? The high-octane crossover continues!
by Serena Valentino & Vincent Batignole Damion's fears have caused him to become insanely possessive and suspicious, putting Lex and one of her best friends lives in danger. Meanwhile Moon Raven is wandering the streets of San Francisco in her tattered wedding dress loath to believe Vermilion will not marry her.
written by JOE CASEY art by TOM SCIOLI cover by TOM SCIOLI & RICHARD STARKINGS BOOK ELEVEN: NEVER SAY JANUS As Commander Adam Archer enters the final confrontation with Friedrich Nickelhead in his scary-ass Funhouse, the crisis in Manhattan reaches infinite proportions! The dreaded King Janus has a plan to cross over to the other side -- no matter how many die in the process! Comicbook trends come and go, but the mighty GØDLAND train keeps rolling on!
by Various The king is dead. Long live the king. Things only get worse when the team is informed of Jack's death. Ashley, Kyle and Jason are shattered, while the newcomers move to take advantage of their grief. Meanwhile, Strickland and General Harlowe continue to maneuver Neo Force toward their ultimate goals while a new and powerful threat enters the arena.
by Giffen, DeMatteis, & Abraham First issue of a new on-going series! The Bwahaha isn't just back, now it won't go away! Milo's a slacker in this world, but the next universe over he's champion of justice Captain Valor. Now that Valor's come to his world, Milo's learning that he's his own worst enemy. Milo's gone for Valor's girlfriend, the evil Caliginous, while Valor's going for Milo's girlfriend Steffie. Can you cheat on your girlfriend with... a parallel universe version of your own girlfriend?
by Dan Wickline & Ilkka Lesonen The heads of a corporation are sent reeling after several attacks of corporate espionage. But when it escalates to the murder of the vice president, they must turn to someone outside their inner circle for help. Tiffany Munday, former police detective and now head of Hallotech security, begins the investigation. But the only clue that ties the crimes together is a tag line left at the scenes: 'I Am Spartacus.'
Written by GREG PAK Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN Cover by LADRÖNN The Hulk and his Warbound gladiator allies enter their final battle in the Great Arena - where a familiar face from the Marvel Universe returns as an implacable enemy. Faced with betrayal, temptation, and the most terrifying battle the Great Arena has ever seen, will the Hulk stand with his Warbound gladiators - or seize the honors of the Empire? The climactic end of Planet Hulk: Exile!
ION #2
Written by Ron Marz Art by Greg Tocchini Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky Writer Ron Marz (GREEN LANTERN) and artist Greg Tocchini (1602: New World, Thor: Son of Asgard) continue the new adventures of Kyle Rayner! Will Kyle survive an encounter with the Thanagarian bounty hunter sent to hunt him down? And why have the Guardians of the Universe forbidden all Green Lanterns from coming to Ion's aide?
Written by Joe Casey Pencils & Cover by Frazer Irving This is it! The final showdown between Iron Man and his greatest enemies! The new Spymaster finally makes his bid as a bona fide super-villain, and the Living Laser is back to demonstrate what he's learned in exile. But will Iron Man finally have HIS revenge? The senses-shattering conclusion to Iron Man's greatest adventure yet! Run, don't walk to your LCS to grab this one!

Written by Gail Simone Art by José Luis García-López & Dan Green Cover by Garcia-Lopez The 6-part story 'The Hypothetical Woman' concludes! In Part 5, the JLA faces off against the Hypotheticals, a team of villains engineered by General Tuzik to counter each member of the League. But in the heat of the moment, will a member of the JLA be forced to take a life in order to save millions? And in the action-packed conclusion, it's the final stand for General Tuzik, and he has pulled out all the stops to defeat the JLA!
by Ryan Scott Ottney & ROVE Wosret undergoes a dramatic transformation for his battle with Isis in the exciting conclusion of the 'Dogs of War' storyline! But will Isis be able to free the Council's enslaved followers along the way, or are they lost forever?
Written and illustrated by FRANK CHO Cover by FRANK CHO CONCEPT: It's life and love as usual in Liberty Meadows animal sanctuary, where anything and everything can happen. THIS ISSUE: Frictions arise as Brandy's mother takes charge of the plans for Brandy's wedding. Testosterone and estrogen run high as Ralph and Leslie star in a new public access channel show with Jen. ALL-NEW STRIPS. NO REPRINTS.
by Brian Wood & Ryan Kelly THE LAST LONELY DAYS AT THE OXFORD THEATER-After the traumatic events Megan survived in the last story, we next find her as the sole employee at a run-down arthouse movie theatre tucked way up north in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Lost in her own head, she joins the small but loyal crowd of patrons that gather each night for the second-run films, learning that the stories of the moviegoers themselves can, more often than not, rival what's up on the big screen.
Written by Mike Carey Art by Peter Gross & Ryan Kelly Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta In accordance with Lucifer's wishes, Elaine Belloc has picked up the mantle of godhood. But before she abandons the last vestiges of her humanity, she decides to spend one last night of freedom with her friends - on a girls' night out that will forever change the lives of some of her guests.
As the Metal Gear Solid story hurtles forward, Snake and Raiden engage Metal Gear Ray in an all-out battle! And old mysteries are laid to rest, as Snake finally reveals the truth behind the shadowy events of his confrontation with Revolver Ocelot two years prior. Featuring artist Ashley Wood's brilliant art, including two covers, and a gripping script by Alex Garner.
by Javier Grillo-Marxuach & Les McClaine Trapped in an ancient pyramid! Pinned by enemy fire! Forced into gladiatorial combat! And that's just the first page! The latest adventure of The Middleman and Wendy closes as the rescue of Sensei Ping leads to a hail of fists of fury and a shocking destiny. Behold the staggering revelation of The Golden Amphibian Supremacy!
by David Petersen RISE OF THE AXE - Hoping to end their suspicion that Lockhaven's secrets are being sold, Saxon, Kenzie, and Lieam arrive at the gates of the grain peddler's destination, Barkstone. The mouse city holds its secrets well, and when watchful eyes hinder their investigation it's up to Kenzie and Saxon to create a diversion for Lieam to blend in with the townsmice.
by Sam Kieth & Josh Hagler Sam Kieth returns to Oni Press for a new five-issue miniseries! There are two sides to every coin, every story, and every person. No matter how hard you try to hide that second face away, you can never get rid of it. That's what one man is about to learn when his under-developed feminine side materializes into a very real bubble gum-chewing bimbo and turns his world upside down!
by CLAMP A boy wizard at an all-girl high school. The latest volume in the best selling Del Rey Manga series by the creator of Love Hina.
written by MARK RICKETTS art by MICAH FARRITOR cover by MICAH FARRITOR & MARK RICKETTS Once upon a time in swinging London, around 1966, there was a serial killer who loved Elvis, a fab foursome that worshipped Satan, trendy vampires looking for kicks, an ancient and hungry evil, young and hungry love and...there was revolution in the air. Get your trip together, baby. Tune in, turn on and FANG out!
by Scott Morse Noble Boy is a biographical 'board book' about animation design pioneer and legend Maurice Noble, who trained Scott Morse with a small group of hand-picked artists at various animation studios. Learn about this orchestrator of films that include Snow White and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
by Joe Quesada, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brian Augustyn, Amanda Conner, & Jimmy Palmiotti The return of Jimmy and Joe and Painkiller Jane continues in the second issue of Dynamite's Painkiller Jane series! This issue ships with variant covers by Quesada, Conner (w/Palmiotti), and Moder, shipped in an equal ratio.
Written by GARTH ENNIS Penciled by JOHN SEVERIN Cover by TIM BRADSTREET DEADLY ONE-SHOT! Long before he waged a one-man vendetta against organized crime, long before he was a young lieutenant waging war in the jungles of 'Nam, Frank Castle was a 10-year-old boy growing up on the mean streets of Brooklyn. When a classmate commits suicide in the aftermath of an unspeakable act, young Frank uncovers a secret dark enough to blacken the purest of hearts. Thus begins his first journey on the road that will eventually turn him into the man known as the Punisher, a journey that will bring him face to face with the Tyger: a creature not made by God, but just as vital to the world as anything He created.
by Greg Rucka & Chris Samnee Tara Chace is cleared to return for duty, but after the traumatic events of A Gentleman's Game, is she ready to be back in the field? Ready or not, she's off to the Middle East for what could be her bloodiest mission yet!
by Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, & Pablo Marcos The 'Arrowsmith' story arc continues from the team of Oeming, Rubi, Marcos, backed by an an all-star gathering of cover artists including: Billy Tan, Mel Rubi, Pablo Marcos and Joe Benitez! Covers ship in an equal ratio.
by Luke Lieberman, Peter David, & Will Conrad The Climactic battle between Sonja and Thulsa Doom! Thulsa Doom unmasks himself and reveals his true intentions, catching Sonja off guard. To save her kingdom, she must help the prince become a King. The stunning conclusion to one of the most exciting battles in the Hyborian Age comes to you courtesy of writers Peter David and Luke Lieberman, artist Will Conrad, and cover artists Gabriele Dell'Otto and Will Conrad!
Written by TONY BEDARD Art & cover by JASON ORFALAS It's cover-to-cover action as Earth's Global Defense Force fights valiantly against mysterious invaders from space. Little do they know this will be their last stand, or that their foes have consumed countless worlds before setting their sights on Earth. And when the battle takes a grim turn, all Retro Rocket wants is to go down fighting. But for the sake of his beautiful mechanic, Sparky Parks, Retro will discover the depth of human courage within his iron heart.
(W) Fiona Avery (Art) Brent Anderson (Col) Brian Buccellato (Cov) Brent Anderson Rising Stars 'Special' Laurel Darkhaven moves like a myth through the dark corridors of international espionage. But when she infiltrates a secret society in Iran looking for the ancient master of all assassins, will she find more than she bargained for? Find out here, as writer Fiona Avery (Amazing Spider-Man, the award-winning Araña) and artist Brent Anderson (Astro City) continue the Rising Stars saga!
by Alex Sheikman & Joel Chua The pilgrims' journey ends at the shrine of The Lord of a Thousand Whispers, but Niko's journey is just beginning. A fight to the finish, a flight of released souls, a re-appearance of Dr. Agon, and a decision that will define a hero. All of this, and Cherokee Geisha speaks (horizontally)!
Written by Brian Vaughan Penciled by Adrian Alphona Cover by Marcos Martin 'Parental Guidance' continues! To save the life of one of their own, the Runaways charge into battle against their late parents' evil successors, the all-new Pride. Who will live and who will die?
written by ERIK LARSEN art & cover by ERIK LARSEN Mister Glum takes over the world. The deadliest menace of all time has taken control of the planet Earth. But where is the Savage Dragon?
written by RICK REMENDER & KIERON DWYER art by SALGOOD SAM & PAUL HARMON cover by PAUL HARMON 1863: The American Civil War enters its second year. Union soldiers have overtaken Fort Jackson Louisiana and begun the outright slaughter of confederate troops. Questioning their purpose, six war weary confederate soldiers desert their posts, retreating to a seemingly abandoned plantation deep in the bayou. Once boarded up inside and surrounded by Union troops the men discover they are not alone. Starving and near death, vampire Lesser Blackthroat resides within. (Brett NOTE! - Please make this ad like the ad for SoR #5 but use this text at the bottom of the art: Part one of an all-new three-part story - 'Estimated Casualties')
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER Penciled by UDON Cover by UDON The globally praised tale of a boy and his 'bot returns! After using his refurbished government weapon of mutant destruction to make himself popular, you'd think Juston Seyfert would be on top of the world. Instead, he's run away from home, torn up inside by the guilt brought on by his selfish acts. Now in search of his mother, who left his family at an early age, Juston must figure out what to do with his life. And if he doesn't figure it out soon, there are a couple government types who would be more than happy to figure it out for him! Collects SENTINEL #1-5.
The World's Most Popular Manga! One of the world's biggest comics, containing the original manga versions of some of the most popular anime ever made! Each issue includes tons of full-color information about toys, TCGs, CCGs, video games and anime, plus amazing manga stories! Rating: T
by Dave Barbour, Joe Vigil, & Tim Vigil The creative team of Tim and Joe Vigil presents this violent and haunting return to the badlands of Gunfighters in Hell where the beautiful Sinbuck and a six-shooter filled with hell-fire fight for a glimpse of redemption. This time around their lush illustrations are fully painted and printed in a glossy trade format.
by Joshua W. Cotter Once again, Joshua W. Cotter puts the 'crap' in Skyscrapers. This issue is about love and bloody noses, lost toys, broken toys, more giant robots, a chili supper, an elderly man and his dog, and the fall of Nova Stealth. Find out why critics and the Internet is a buzz about this comic series!
Written by David Hine Penciled by Roy Allan Martinez Cover by JOHN WATSON Just how far will Pietro go to restore the powers of former mutants? As Inhumans battle the last surviving Genoshans the consequences prove to be horrific. Don't miss this one. The repercussions from this finale will echo into CIVIL WAR in the months to come...
by Joe Edkin, Tim Smith, & Al Milgrom WICKED SWEET SHUTTLE SHENANIGANS: Part 2-Turning things up a few notches from the previous issue, Eggman ups the ante in his quest to pilfer the Thorndyke space shuttle by unleashing a gigantic spider robot at the World's Fair! Emerl continues to lurk in the background, begging the question, is Emerl friend of foe? An all-out battle ensues as Sonic, Knuckles, Tails, Rogue, Big the Cat and more give it their all to save the city! It's action and intrigue in the hit 'Sonic X' animated series style! Frantic thrills 'n chills cover by Spaz!
by J. T. Krul, Michael Turner, & Peter Steigerwald Are you ready to rumble!? Mal and the gang make their way to the man-made eighth continent, and come to find out that monsters really do exist! But, things are not always what they seem... right? Join in on the fun as J. T. Krul, Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald bring you one of the most startling Soulfire issues yet!
written by DEREK McCULLOCH art & cover by SHEPHERD HENDRIX On Christmas Eve 1895, shots rang out in a St. Louis barroom. A hundred years and a thousand songs later, this ordinary little murder had become a legend. This is the true story of what happened after Stagger Lee shot Billy.
Fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick, charged with the murder of his fellow Jedi-in-training, has uncovered a junked droid that may contain vital information . . . too bad his former masters have just caught up to him! Trapped on a desolate moon surface bombarded with asteroids, Zayne's situation seems hopeless, even with a motley crew of space stragglers at his side. But when those same scoundrels bring the droid back online, the truth revealed is far darker and more menacing than any of them could have imagined. Now, Zayne must prove his innocence, not only for his own sake, but for that of the entire Jedi order! • Continuing the ongoing monthly series set four thousand years before the rise of the Empire and the fall of Anakin Skywalker (and eight years prior to the events in the Knights of the Old Republic video game). • A great starting point for anyone interested in following the Star Wars saga beyond the films. • Every issue contains concise 'story-so-far' information for first-time readers. • Cover by fan-favorite artist Travis Charest! (WildC.A.T.s)
Written by Eric Jerome Dickey Penciled by David Yardin Cover by Mike Mayhew Knowing that their very survival may hinge on Ororo's ability to harness her newfound powers, T'Challa and Ororo travel deeper into the jungle, just a step ahead of the mercenaries that are hot on their trail. There, the sparks between the two teenagers finally ignite into fire, and their relationship takes on a whole new meaning.
Written by Sam Loeb with Jeph Loeb, Allan Heinberg, Joss Whedon, Joe Kelly, Brad Meltzer, Mark Verheiden, Brian K. Vaughan, Geoff Johns, Joe Casey and Paul Levitz Art by John Cassaday, Joe Madureira, Jeff Matsuda, Ian Churchill, Ed McGuinness, Rob Liefeld, Jim Lee, Tim Sale, Arthur Adams, Joyce Chin, Mike Kunkel, Duncan Rouleau, Carlos Pacheco, Michael Turner and Pat Lee Cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines At the height of INFINITE CRISIS, Robin and Superboy team up for an extra-sized story that's not to be missed! Written by Sam Loeb and some of the best writers in comics today, this issue was completed by Sam's artist and writer friends - a veritable Who's Who of modern comics, including Jim Lee, Mike Turner, Geoff Johns, Joss Whedon, Brad Meltzer, Ed McGuinness and many more! This issue also features a bonus SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS short story by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale! Don't miss it!
Written by Geoff Johns Art and cover by Tony Daniel & Sandra Hope Variant cover by Ed Benes One Year Later, its Part 1 of 'The New Teen Titans!' A new year of exciting adventures begins with the 'new' Teen Titans, the bizarre Doom Patrol and the mysterious and secretive Titans East! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Tony Daniel & Sandra Hope and Ed Benes. Please see this month's order form for details on the variant cover.
Written by J. Torres Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker Cover by Sean Galloway Nightwing comes back from the future to warn the Teen Titans and put a stop to the force of evil that will destroy them all - but is that force of evil Robin himself?
Written by Dan Slott Pencils & Cover by Andrea Di Vito '...On the Way to the Forum' It's Alicia's birthday and the Thing has the perfect gift for her: a trip to Greece! Scratch that. Too simple. How about a trip to Ancient Greece? Yeah! Stretcho wouldn't mind Ben taking the time machine for a spin, right? And like, what could possibly go wrong?
Simon Furman (w), E.J. Su (a), Su, Guidi, Roche, Wildman (c) This is it-the one you've been waiting for! Megatron arrives on Earth, and he's not in the best of moods. His local Decepticon infiltration unit has broken protocol and gone rogue, and he's not about to take it lying down. Once he's got the whys and wherefores, there'll be due punishment meted out, starting with Skywarp and Blitzwing. What about the Autobots and their human allies? Well, they're all (wisely) staying well out of harm's way. All, that is, except for Verity Carlo, who's set for her own, personal face-to-face with Megatron! By Simon Furman and E.J. Su.
Written by Warren Ellis Pencils & Cover by Brandon Peterson It's the showdown the entire Earth has been waiting for: Gah Lak Tus has arrived at the planet's doorstep! Millions of civilizations have fallen before its insatiable hunger. Against impossible odds, can Earth break that curse? The cast of the entire Ultimate line plans to see that it does! But do the combined might of the Ultimates, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and Nick Fury stand a chance against a swarm 100,000 planet-eaters?!
Written by Mark Millar Pencils & Cover by Greg Land 'FRightful' pART 1 (OF 3) The awesome return of Dr. Doom! The zombiefied F.F. escape from their Baxter Building prison! The deadly debut of the Frightful Four! Johnny Storm finds out he has only 28 days to live! And that's all just for starters...
Written by Brian Michael Bendis Pencils & Cover by Mark Bagley 'Morbius' part 1 (of 5) The countdown to issue 100 begins here! Introducing the midnight monster you've been clamoring for-Ultimate Morbius! You won't believe the bite he takes out of the Ultimate Universe. And-Bugle reporter Ben Urich... a vampire?! You better believe it. It's the vampire bit-but as you've never seen it before!
by Various An all-new, incredibly affordable quarterly series from the creator of the acclaimed 2005 graphic novel, The Clouds Above! Split evenly among three stories each issue, Uptight will include: two self-contained short stories plus a chapter from Crane's next graphic novel, 'Keeping Two.' With nothing else like it available on the market, this uniquely formatted ongoing series should fly off the shelves. Featuring 20 pages plus covers by one of comics' most exciting voices, expect Uptight to be the series debut of 2006!
Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by Bart Sears Terry and Alexa try to find Travis Morgan in Skartaris - but then wish they hadn't! And the Kolosin forces make their move on Shamballah!
by Warren Ellis & Max Fiumara Horror gets a whole lot more terrifying as Warren Ellis concludes his full-color zombie epic! The people on Smoky Island are killing everything they see. Including each other. But what they really want is meat untainted by the burst of deranging chemicals ejected from under the fault line the island sits on: the two people who evaded the event and are trying to get to the boats on the edge of town. With the taint of the chemicals still on the town, the pair begin to realize that the odds of both of them reaching the boats are slim. But the odds of a single one getting away are different. As well as the regular cover by Jacen Burrows, this issue is also available as Gore, Wraparound and Terror covers by Burrows.
SUPERMAN MOVIE ISSUE! Wizard gave you explosive first-look coverage of Bryan Singer's 'Superman Returns' last December. Now the countdown to the biggest comic book movie of the year sizzles to a blistering conclusion. Before you head out to the theater on June 30, this issue preps you on everything you need to know to get the most from the movie! CIVIL WAR With major (and we mean MAJOR) shakeups due in June's Civil War #2, we go behind the frontlines to prepare you for the shockers that lie ahead. If you thought the first issue was mind-blowing, the second issue doubles the stakes! BRAD MELTZERS JLA #1 PREVIEW Read an exclusive six-page excerpt from August's Justice League of America #1 by Brad Meltzer (Identity Crisis) and Ed Benes (Superman)! Which of the DC Universe's big guns will join the team? What new faces will make their League debut? Join the team right here! NEW X-MEN TEAMS DEBUT Fresh off his red-hot X-Men: Deadly Genesis mini-series, Ed Brubaker continues Vulcan's quest for revenge with an all-new X-lineup in Uncanny X-Men. With this book and Mike Carey's X-Men poised to blow up big, we give you a complete scorecard to know what's what! SPIDEY'S BIG MONTH Marvel promises a tremendously grueling month for Spidey in June. Join us as we give you a front-row seat to see how things go from bad to worse for poor Peter Parker. If you think Marvel's already done the unthinkable to Spider-Man, June will make you think again! HEINBERG'S WONDER WOMAN Allan Heinberg and Terry Dodson's unique take on DC's Amazon will have fans buzzing with their 'Who Is Wonder Woman?' opening arc in June. Find out why within these very pages! SIN CITY With the filmmakers hot and heavy to lure Angelina Jolie to star in 'Sin City 2', get the lowdown on Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's sequel. We lay out the stories they plan to mine from, what stars from the original flick will return and who the new faces of Sin City will be.
Written by MARK MILLAR Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR. Cover by GREG LAND Wolverine may be back in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody, but at what cost? As the X-Men mourn a fallen teammate in a funeral befitting a hero, Hydra celebrates the coronation of a new leader. And the reign of terror continues, as the Hand picks off meta-humans one by one. Will Wolverine be deprogrammed in time to stop the carnage? Plus: the secret origin of the Gorgon! Collects WOLVERINE #26-32.
Written by Marcia Chen Art and cover by Joe Benitez & Joe Weems The final question is answered: who will ultimately wield the power of the Wraithborn? The pulse-pounding extra-sized finale is here as Valin makes a noble attempt to rescue Melanie... and finds himself face-to-face with Brijit and Kiara. The stakes have never been higher, the outcome never tenser, now is the time when heroes are born…or die.
An event of nightmarish proportions has begun! The dead are walking the Earth and tearing the living limb from limb in an endless pursuit to quench their insatiable hunger for flesh. Yet not all killers are undead. Eight of the country's most notorious murderers are being transferred across state when their bus enters a town overrun with feasting corpses! Now the town's remaining survivors find themselves fighting a battle on two sides. Five innocents, countless zombies. eight killers, and a wide variety of blunt instruments whether they make it out or not, it promises to be very bloody and incredibly gruesome! In the end, it's not the nightmare outside you need to worry about but the monsters beside you. Art and all five covers, which connect to form one horrific image, will be provided by George A. Romero's Land of the Dead cover artist Chris Bolton.



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