Arriving Wednesday 10/18/06

100 BULLETS #77 (MR)
Written by Brian Azzarello Art by Eduardo Risso Cover by Dave Johnson The major players continue on to Mexico, with one group arriving first with an offer that's hard to refuse. However, Dizzy, along with the three men who love her, has plans of her own. Will it be the Minutemen or the Trust that grows stronger, or will the Mexico Quartet go it alone? On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
52 WEEK #24
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid Breakdowns by Keith Giffen Art by various Backup features by Waid and various Covers by J.G. Jones The story of the year continues in four more chapters of America's only weekly super-hero adventure! WEEK 24: 'You don't really know me, but I'm a big fan and ...well... I wanted to invite you to join the new Justice League.' Plus, the Origin of Booster Gold by Waid and Dan Jurgens.
by Chin-Tanner, James Boyle, & Fabio Redivo Adrenaline is a global epic adventure starring an American billionaire playboy, Alex Lowder, and Dr. Saida Nri, a beautiful Nigerian development worker. After their first explosive encounter on an illegal hunting trip in Africa, Alex hatches a plan to win back his position as heir to the Lowder media empire. He devises Adrenaline, a new reality television program starring himself and Saida. As leaders of two teams of extraordinary people, they are now pitted against each other in an extreme, death-defying, globe-trotting race.
by Dave Roman, Jason Ho, Jen Wang, Jeff Zornow And Raina Telgemeier. Agnes Quill is the story of a teenage detective, the haunted city she lives in, the strange cases she solves, and the ghosts who help, hinder or annoy her. Set in Legerdemain, a congested, fog-filled, cobblestone-paved Victorian city built around a cemetery the size of Central Park, Agnes' adventures include confrontations with trapped spirits, cursed souls, possessed relatives disappearing pets, decapitated scientists, ambitious zombies, and a mess of supernatural oddities.
Written by TOM DEFALCO Pencils and Cover by RON FRENZ Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS 'Whatever happened to the daughter of Spider-Man?' A complete single issue story! Ever wonder why Spider-Girl fans are the, most vocal, most active comic fans of all? Here's your chance to finally find out! Join us for the start of our second 100 issues as May 'Mayday' Parker learns that she can't escape her great responsibilities! Featuring the original Hobgoblin, the Black Tarantula--and more! 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

by George Gladir & Stan Goldberg 'The City Library': Archie and his friends visit the famous Salt Lake City library, and the popular 'Night Flight' comic book store inside! Along the way, they meet comic shop owner Mimi Cruz, library director Nancy Tessman, and other real life folks who teach them the importance of literature and all the arts in their state-of-the-art, multimedia facility! 'To Act or Not to Act': When the lead actor in the school play falls ill, both Reggie and Archie claim to be the best actor for the part. To determine who the best actor really is, the drama teacher gives them a tough acting assignment: each must act like the other! Will the curtain fall before our hams even reach the stage?
Written by Grant Morrison Art and cover by Gene Ha Variant covers by Arthur Adams The WorldStorm rollout continues with the return of the most dangerous super-group on the planet! Grant Morrison, the universally acclaimed writer of All Star Superman, Seven Soldiers and Wildcats brings his talents to the new bimonthly series THE AUTHORITY, featuring art by Eisner Award-winner Gene Ha (TOP 10)! Morrison & Ha deliver an unparalleled sense of drama and dynamic storytelling to The Authority that will leave readers gasping for breath. The first issue starts with a bang and goes up from there, reintroducing the team with intriguing new twists and revelations! Retailers: This issue will feature 3 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Gene Ha; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by Art Adams, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered; one copy of Variant Edition B, with a pencil version of the cover by Arthur Adams, may be ordered for every 50 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. For a signed edition, please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews. On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Wagner Art and cover by Wagner The sinister Mad Monk continues to ensnare Gotham in sadistic and shadowy webs! To solve the supernatural mystery behind this new villain, Batman must first hit the city's criminal underbelly - and hit it hard! On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US
BATMAN: GOTHAM COUNTY LINE TP Written by Steve Niles Art and cover by Scott Hampton Horror master Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) joins painter Scott Hampton (BATMAN: NIGHT CRIES) for a Batman tale that uncovers the secrets of grisly murders outside Batman's usual the Gotham suburbs! This volume collects the acclaimed 3-issue miniseries. Advance-solicited; on sale October 18 • 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by Gail Simone Art by James Raiz & Robin Riggs Cover by Jerry Ordway It's time for a change in the Birds' outfit - and the writing is on the computer screen that at least one member of the team will be moving on. With issue #100 just around the corner, now seems the perfect time for a reality check. On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
BIRDS OF PREY: THE BATTLE WITHIN TP Written by Gail Simone Art by Joe Bennett, Ed Benes, Tom Derenick, Joe Prado and others Cover by Benes Featuring two exciting story arcs, from BIRDS OF PREY #76-85! With their Gotham headquarters destroyed, the Birds take flight to Metropolis and beyond! Black Canary enlists the help of Wildcat in Singapore, while the Huntress infiltrates the Gotham mob! Advance-solicited; on sale October 11 • 240 pg, FC, $17.99 US
by Willaim Shakespeare & Ian Pollock Shakespeare has been called the greatest writer in the English language - but his language and settings can seem remote and forbidding. Enter Black Dog's Graphic Shakespeare Library, where each play comes to life in a new way, panel after illustrated panel! King Lear is a story of kingship, honor, and bloody revenge, and Macbeth is a story of ambition, treachery, and bloody murder. Graphic Shakespeare brings all of the action to vivid life while retaining every word of the original play. King Lear is illustrated in full-color by Ian Pollack, and includes a synopsis of the play, and an illustrated character list. It's a marvelous way to experience Shakespeare for the first time -or the tenth- and is sure to be attractive to students and theatre fans alike.
by William Shakespear & Von Shakespeare has been called the greatest writer in the English language-but his language and settings can seem remote and forbidding. Enter Black Dog's Graphic Shakespeare Library, where each play comes to life in a new way, panel after illustrated panel. Macbeth is a story of ambition, treachery, and bloody murder. Graphic Shakespeare brings all of the action to vivid life while retaining every word of the original plays. Macbeth is illustrated in full color by Von, an up-and-coming London artist, and includes a synopsis of the play, and an illustrated character list.
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC The second issue in Blade's new ongoing series by Howard Chaykin (Bite Club, American Flagg) and Marc Guggenheim (CSI: Miami, Wolverine)! Blade goes up against the monarch of a Balkan nation... but it's not Dracula (been there, done that). This time, Blade has set his sights on none other than Dr. Doom! Plus, a look into Blade's mysterious past! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Penciled by REILLY BROWN Cover by ROB LIEFELD 'The Domino Principle' The CIVIL WAR has torn them apart and now, the President of Rumekistan has to make an executive order -- execute DEADPOOL! Is CABLE a proponent of capitol punishment? If so, what will Deadpool's last meal be? 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
story MATT FRACTION art & cover GABRIEL BÁ 24 PAGES 2C OCTOBER 11 $1.99 Coldheart Island: home to the last tribe of pre-Neolithic man on Earth. International law shields it. Strange weather protects it. Every attempt at contact the modern world makes gets rebuffed… violently. Yet hidden on the island somewhere, somehow, is Casanova Quinn's newest target.
Written by Will Pfeifer Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez Cover by Adam Hughes Holly's in the slammer thanks to Catwoman's murder of the Black Mask! Selina's got to get her out, and fast. Problem is, there's a serial killer running amok in Gotham City - and Selina helped put him there! On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Gilgrim Gather 'round boils and ghouls, as your favorite rag-tag team of monstrous misfits face off with the awesome robot, Destructedo! Will they survive? Will Thadius quit hiding in his bed? And where is Franklin anyway? Also, the special Halloween episode you've been waiting for! Get into the spooky season with the gang as they trick or treat and get more than they bargained for.
Written by Greg Rucka, Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir Art and cover by Jesus Saiz An original member of SUICIDE SQUAD returns! But there's more to it than meets the eye as this founding father's outnumbered by his own prey! On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by DAVID HINE Penciled by YANICK PAQUETTE Cover by JUAN DOE The final showdown that has threatened to break the foundation of the X-Men is here. It's Bishop vs. X-Men. Meanwhile, the leader of O*N*E plots the demise of all mutants everywhere. Can mutantkind survive their own Civil War?! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
by Various Rich Johnston, star of CSI: Dying In The Gutters, and gossip monger extraordinaire has assembled an awesome army of artists (Kaare Andrews, Ashley Wood, Darick Robertson, Ilya, Fred Hembeck, Billy Dallas Patton, Mike Netzer, Lea Hernandez, Frazer Irving, Natalie Sandalls, Sam Hart, Thomas Mauer and more) to portray a changing universe in conflict. As The Old Fanboy Warriors die in an explosion and the battle over the Deconstruction Act begins, some very familiar figures are redesigned, revamped, and reconstructed, from Spider-Mart to Osama Bin Hulk. Joe Quesada has officially not objected to the publication of this one shot, and there is no Mike Turner variant cover. Sorry.
Written by Chuck Dixon Art and cover by Andy Smith Claw faces betrayal and must fight for his life! Will his strength, skill, and berserker fury be enough to save his life? Or could this be the end for Claw the Conqueror? Plus, the dark prophecy takes vicious, evil shape - and Claw's role in it will astound! On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
CLAWS #3 (Of 3)
Written by JUSTIN GRAY Pencils and Cover by JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER Wolverine and the Black Cat have navigated an obstacle course of bullets, arrows, grenades, bombs, knives, rockets and giant killer robots. Now comes the hard part: Dealing with the deadly games' ringmaster. Three hints: Flaming red hair, white suit, black heart. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$3.99
CONAN #33 (MR)
Comic-book folk hero Timothy Truman makes his debut as the regular writer of the Conan ongoing with a skull-shattering story of mad dogs, scheming priests, and humanoid abominations! With the beautiful Jiara in tow, Conan journeys west, away from the treacherous City of Thieves and into the jagged, desolate hills of Zamora. Yet lurking amidst the rocks are adversaries hungry for his flesh, his purse, and his soul. A day of death and pain has dawned for the Cimmerian, and when it ends, the wild, the wicked, and the foolish shall fear one name-Conan! • Conan #33 is the debut issue of new series writer Timothy Truman-the beginning of a whole new era in Conan. • Features ten extra story pages! • Wizard Book of the Month-March 2005.
CREEPER #3 (Of 6)
Written by Steve Niles Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong Cover by Justiniano Dr. Katz's serum reveals even stranger effects, and it's up to the Creeper to protect Gotham from them! On sale October 4 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
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Comics journalist Rich Johnston lies dead at a Vegas comic convention, and the suspect list of creators only grows. This issue, the list expands to include Andy and Adam Kubert, Phil Jimenez, and George Perez. And most suspicious of all, what is comics legend Stan 'The Man' Lee doing lurking around the crime scene? The comics-related intrigue continues as the CSIs narrow down the search for the killer! *Retailers: See your order form for special incentives
by Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt During the Prohibition Era, gangsters grew rich on our vices, and rivalries between criminal organizations resulted in open war. But unknown to the masses, a more sinister power controlled the crime cartels... using greed, gluttony, lust, and other deadly sins to fuel a much more lucrative trade: mortal souls! Three demon families - the Aligheris, the Roarkes, and the Verlochin - control soul-trafficking within the city, capitalizing on 'the rackets' to lead unfortunates into their grasp... and poor Eddie is caught in the middle!
Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by John Watkiss In part 3 of the 5-part debut story arc, a secret kept by Brandon's late father could explain Brandon's incessant interdimensional shifting - as well as the mystery of his own apparent death - as long as he can escape the relentless team of operatives bent on killing him a second time. On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Warren Ellis Art and cover by Danijel Zezelj Kicking off 'To Be in England,' a new 6-part story written by Warren Ellis with art by Danijel Zezelj (LOVELESS)! A year ago, Michael Jones' former MI6 colleague John Asher sought sanctuary in the ex-spies' community inside the greater Los Angeles area. Today, Jones is hired to find out who killed John Asher the night before: a case that takes him into Hollywood, politics, sexual under-cultures, and the town 25 miles outside metropolitan L.A. where Philip K. Dick wrote his strangest books… On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Jennie Breeden Join Jen as she gives into that irksome angel girl and tries to eat healthy, only to discover that dieting really is the Devil's game! If she thought dieting was rough, just wait until Jen tries to take on buying a house! Can she survive the nightmare of house hunting? Which house will she decide on? And most importantly, will the Realtor ever be the same after this experience? Issue five promises to reveal the answers to these important questions.
by Carl Barks, Daniel Branca, Jedd Hamill and Stefan Petrucha This issue: Re-live a Carl Barks epic as Donald and the boys set sail for Acapulco in 'The Tramp Steamer' - and end up battling whales and flooding the ocean with soap! Then in Jeff Hamill and Daniel Branca's all-new 'Guard Duty,' Donald is tasked with breaking into Uncle Scrooge's money bin! A Goofy short by Stefan Petrucha wraps the book.
story RICHARD STARKINGS art MORITAT flip cover JOE MADUREIRA cover LADRÖNN 32 PAGES FC OCTOBER 18 $2.99 'HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, WOUNDED ANIMALS' As Hip Flask and Ebony Hide recover from their injuries, Miki stops by with a bunch of grapes and learns about Tusk and the torturous world of MAPPO.
Written by TONY BEDARD Penciled by JAMES CALAFIORE, PAUL PELLETIER & CASEY JONES Cover by JAMES CALAFIORE The Exiles are gonna party like it's 2099! The World Tour continues, and the Exiles just might happen to pick up another teammate! Our money's on Hulk! Or Skullfire! Plus: What's that? You thought the Exiles World Tour was going to slow down? What are you, an insane person!? It's off to the Squadron Supreme universe, the Incredible Hulk's Future Imperfect and the world of Heroes Reborn for some major butt-kicking! And finally, the team says good-bye to those that have fallen in the past and must make some very difficult choices about the future. Collects EXILES #75-83. 216 PGS./Rated A ...$23.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1855-1
Written by Simon Oliver Art by Tony Moore & Ande Parks Cover by Philip Bond The calamitous conclusion of the 4-part 'Insurgency.' Nothing is more deadly than a militia of insects willing to kill themselves for a cause. The Bug-Bee boys discover that the cause is to turn man's own considerable waste products against him. And one Bug Brother will have to give his own life to hold back the rise of the roaches. For now. On sale October 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL HARDCOVER Written by Bill Willingham Art by Charles Vess, Brian Bolland, John Bolton, Michael Wm. Kaluta, James Jean, Tara McPherson, Derek Kirk Kim, Esao Andrews, Mark Buckingham, Mark Wheatley and Jill Thompson Cover by James Jean Don't miss this stunning original hardcover collection written by FABLES creator Bill Willingham set in the early days of Fabletown, long before the FABLES series began! Featuring sequences illustrated by Charles Vess, Brian Bolland, John Bolton, Michael Wm. Kaluta, James Jean, Mark Buckingham, Jill Thompson and more, 1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL is both an entry point to the critically acclaimed series and an essential part of Willingham's enchanting and imaginative FABLES mythos. Traveling in Arabia as an Ambassador from the exiled FABLES community, Snow White is captured by the local sultan who wants to marry her (and then kill her). But the clever Snow attempts to charm the sultan instead by playing Scheherazade, telling him fantastic stories for a total of 1,001 nights. Running the gamut from horror to dark intrigue to mercurial coming-of-age, FABLES:1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL reveals the secret histories of familiar FABLES characters through a series of compelling and visually illustrative tales. Advance-solicited; on sale October 18 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo Art and cover by Ken Lashley Past and present collide in a very public battle as the Flash's foe decides he wants the Speed Force for himself! On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by JAVIER SALTARES Finishes BY MARK TEXEIRA Cover by MARK TEXEIRA 'Vicious Cycle', Part 4 Ghost Rider's trail of vengeance leads him to a crushing realization: It may be impossible for him to thwart Lucifer's plan to consolidate power on earth...because Ghost Rider is part of the plan! Will Ghost Rider follow Dr. Strange's advice and turn away from vengeance? More importantly, can he? 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
The series concludes! All the threads start tying together and lead the team toward the inevitable Lady Doomsday mission! How do the rumors of blue clad fanatics fit into this? More untold stories and origins in this look back into the early days of the G.I. Joe saga!
GIRLS #18 (MR)
story JOSHUA LUNA art & cover JONATHAN LUNA 32 PAGES FC OCTOBER 18 $2.99 If you build it, they will come.
by Steve Earnhart Los Angeles 2024: Private Eye Billy Blackburn has problems. His reputation's circling the drain, sobriety's a distant memory, and employment prospects are non-existent. Good thing L.A's wealthiest real estate tycoon has problems too, and needs a guy no one's watching to make 'em go away. Is this a shot at redemption, or just another stop on Blackburn's road to rock bottom? Featuring gritty dialogue, blistering action and unforgettable characters around every corner, this tale is sure to satisfy fans of noir! Hard Boiled Comics kicks off here with the incendiary four issue story-arc 'Back in Blackmail.' Crack it today! Oh, and if you name the letter column, you die... on-panel in issue # 4, that is!
Written by Denise Mina Art by Leonardo Manco Cover by Lee Bermejo Part 2 of Denise Mina's 5-part 'The Red Right Hand.' Constantine finds that reunions with old friends aren't all they're cracked up to be. But his new friends only lead him into more trouble as Chris Cole, tormented by the ghost of his murdered wife, rejoins John on a mission to save the city of Glasgow - or kill everyone still living there. On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Macon Blair & Joe Flood From Teenagers From Mars comes lurid pulp fiction straight from the mean streets of Hell's capital 'burg! Demonic femme fatales and damned detectives! Shadowy schemers and tormented dreamers! Blackmail, betrayal and hot-blooded murder... it's a powder keg town, baby, and one bad secret's gonna light the fuse! Book 1 of 3, it all starts here! Welcome to Hellcity.
Few video games have enjoyed such a frenetic buzz around their release as the upcoming Hellgate: London, and with good reason-they haven't had the awesome talent of former Diablo developers and executives working on an inaugural release! Now together as Flagship Studios, these formidable creative minds have developed a groundbreaking game that's guaranteed to become another best-selling franchise. Ian Edginton, the critically acclaimed author of Scarlet Traces and the recent War of the Worlds webcomic adaptation, teams with Superman and Preacher artist Steve Pugh to explore this demon-ravaged metropolis in comics form. Hellgate fans will eat up the realistic flavor that both UK creators bring to the work, and Flagship has had hands-on approval every step of the way. MI5 agent Lyra Darius discovers a human charnel house in the heart of London while tailing Lord Sumerisle, the recently resigned Home Office Minister for Internal Affairs. She's soon entangled in a bloody intrigue with Knights Templar, and everything is building up to All Hallows Eve! • This series leads up to the game's highly anticipated release. • Check out [and] for the latest news and downloads.
Written by ALEXANDER IRVINE Penciled by RUSSELL BRAUN Finishes by KLAUS JANSON Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAN 'Equinox,' Part 1 of 5 When the Son of Satan is your best option, God help you. New Orleans. The Big Easy. The membrane between our world and the underworld has always been a little thinner here. Now, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the outpouring of human misery has drawn demons like sharks to a bloodbath. What better time for Damian Hellstorm --- a.k.a. The Son of Satan -- to pay a visit? It starts with the doctor who delivers a baby that vanishes into the night. A doctor who is devoured by demons wearing New Orleans PD badges. Demons who work for someone--or something--that's descended on the Big Easy and doesn't' give a damn who Hellstorm or his father is. Something that's harvesting body parts in a furious race toward unspeakable purposes. This is The Son of Satan as you've never seen him before, brought to you by acclaimed novelist Alexander Irvine (The Narrows), with searing art by Russell Braun (Animal Man) and Klaus Janson. 32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Explicit Content ...$3.99 THERE IS A STRICT NO OVERPRINT POLICY ON ALL MAX TITLES PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS AND PLACE THEM BY THE FOC.
by Michael Avon Oeming, Brandon Jerwa, & Lee Moder Writers Brandon (Battlestar Galactica: Tom Zarek) Jerwa and Michael Avon (Red Sonja) Oeming are again joined by the incomparable Lee (Red Sonja) Moder as they tell a tale pitting the Immortal Connor MacLeod and the dread Kurgan in post-war Berlin! This opening story arc and all future storylines have been written under the guidance of Highlander expert David Abramowitz to make sure that this book faithfully falls into the canon of the rich Highlander universe! Cover artists include Tony (Conan) Harris, Dave Dorman (Star Wars), and Gabriel Dell'Otto (Secret War) - all shipping in equal ratio! Also available is a limited edition 'Immortal' Gold Foil version!
by Rumiko Takahashi Inu-Yasha and comrades are deeply entrenched in the battle of their lives as they fend off the vicious attacks from the Band of Seven. But Inu-Yasha gains some unlikely allies when his brother Sesshômaru and feral rival Koga get entangled in the skirmish. As the Band of Seven's numbers dwindle, their attacks become increasingly more desperate. All comes to a fiery climax as another of Naraku's malevolent plots is revealed! Rating: T+ (C: 0-0-0)
Written by LISA KIRBY & STEVE ROBERTSON Penciled by MIKE THIBODEAUX & KARL KESEL Cover by MIKE THIBODEAUX Guest-Starring CAPTAIN VICTORY AND HIS GALACTIC RANGERS! In pursuit of Slugg and the abducted Garrett, the Bounty Hunters are waylaid by the Dreadnaught Tiger and its commanding officer, Captain Victory! Can Skylla's feminine wiles extricate them from this precarious position? 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

by Craig Boldman & Rex Lindsey 'The Yes Man': Tired of giving Archie good advice only to have Archie ignore it, Jughead starts to blindly agree with his pal's harebrained schemes. Before the night is through, 'ol carrot top will face the wrath of both Veronica and a mighty Moose clone! 'Judge Jughead': In trouble for eating in class one too many times, Mr. Weatherbee decides Jughead needs to learn a real lesson about grievances… and appoints him as judge of his new grievance court! 'The Beat Goes On': Jughead and a pair of drumsticks make for quite a rhythm, but the faculty isn't tapping their toes!
Written by Jesse Leon McCann Art by Min S. Ku & Jeff Albrecht Cover by Scott Jeralds It's Crisis for Krypto as he and Kevin travel to different dimensions! But will everyone they meet be just as friendly and helpful as the Super Pup himself? On sale October 18 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
story by GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN art by RICK REMENDER & HILARY BARTA cover by RICK REMENDER August 23 • 32 pg • FC • $2.99 The mittens are off in this action-packed penultimate chapter. The Kid that saved Christmas needs some saving himself but does Santa have the sack for it?
Dark Horse continues to bring you one of the greatest humor comics of all time with the twelfth volume of Little Lulu. Containing every story and strip from Dell Comics' Marge's Little Lulu #48-52, first published between June and October of 1952, this jam-packed volume captures some of the very best yarns ever to star Lulu, Tubby, Annie, Alvin, and all the rest of the rambunctious gang. Whether it's the troublesome truant officer Mr. McNabbem or the awful Witch Hazel, there's no grownup too smart for these clever kids. Sit down, have a laugh-or fifty-with these classic all-ages stories that both parents and kids are sure to love! • When Dell first published Little Lulu's funny-book adventures they were immediate bestsellers, no one had ever seen such wit and grace between the comics pages. Now, relive that magic with this whopping collection of tales filled with truth, laughs, and a grand old time! • 'Little Lulu was one of my favorite comics as a kid. Simple enough for kids to enjoy, but hip enough to make grownups laugh out loud, it's one of the great unsung comics.' -Harvey Pekar, creator of American Splendor • 'These little gems are timeless models of wry humor and unsurpassed comic timing . . . Like Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes, they create an entire kids' universe of secret clubhouses, favorite soda fountain hangouts, and fantastic menaces.' -Publishers Weekly
by Brett Matthews, John Cassaday, Sergio Cariello, & Dean White The 'Year One' origin of the Lone Ranger continues from creators Brett Matthews, John Cassaday, Sergio Cariello, and colorist Dean White! In the second issue of our series, John Reid has been left for dead and found by an uneasy ally - Tonto! Determined to seek his revenge, Reid forms a plan as Tonto aids in his recovery, but will Julius Bartholomew, aka Black Bart, uncover the truth about Reid? This issue features a powerful cover by John (Astonishing X-Men, Planetary) Cassaday!
Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by PASCAL ALIXE Cardstock Cover by GABRIELLE DELL'OTTO Count Otto Von Doom has a nefarious plan that only the Four from the Fantastick can thwart! But before they can thwart anything, they have to stop fighting each other. Peter David (X-FACTOR, FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN) and the artist-to-watch, Pascal Alixe bring you super hero action, Elizabethan style! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.50
Written by TONY BEDARD Penciled by SHANNON GALLANT Cover by SEAN CHEN When he's not the mean, green Hulk, Bruce Banner is a brilliant scientist. But when he tries to rescue a doomed space craft, Banner's actions seem to turn a quartet of astronauts into the super-bizarre U-Foes! Will these freakish, tortured villains get their revenge against the Hulk? Or can the mighty Avengers prove that it's not Banner's fault? 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99
Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA Cover by AARON LOPRESTI When global threats surface, they have to contend with the combined might of: Captain America! Storm! Iron Man! The Hulk! Giant-Girl! Wolverine! Spider-Man! Still, powers higher-up think their new computerized defenses will be even MORE reliable than our heroes. (Just wish they hadn't named the system ULTRON...!) Collects MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #1-4. 96 PGS./All Ages ...$6.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2306-7
by Cecil Beard & Paul Murry Presenting Cecil Beard and Paul Murry's book-length, never-before-reprinted superhero spoof, 'The Red Wasp Mystery!' When Mouseton's resident hero drops out of sight, Mickey and Goofy become caped and cowled heroes to take his place-and promptly run afoul of some infamous 1960s Mickey arch-enemies. You will believe a mouse can fly... and shoot hi-tech laser beams from a ballpoint pen!
Written by BRIAN REED Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE Cover by DAVID MACK CIVIL WAR Tie-in! The CIVIL WAR continues! Ms. Marvel must deal with a friend turned outlaw, while also training the next generation of super heroes. Writer Brian Reed and Penciler Roberto De La Torre bring you another action-packed issue, including special guest stars Simon 'Wonder Man' Williams, Julia 'Arachne' Carpenter and Anya 'Arana' Corazon. Cover by award-winner David Mack (KABUKI). 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
NOBLE CAUSES #24 story JAY FAERBER art JON BOSCO cover KHARY RANDOLPH 32 pg, FC September 13 $3.50 Race's quest to regain his powers leads him down a dark path. Will Liz follow?
These stories are told with the same bold, kinetic art style and brilliantly paced storytelling that Samura's Blade of the Immortal epic is famous for. The main offering, 'Ohikkoshi,' follows the turbulent paths of several twenty-something art students as they fall in love, fall in lust, play in rock bands, ride motorbikes, eat, sleep (together), and try to avoid making life decisions while drunk. This romantic comedy is a 'Japanese art school confidential' packed with absurd humor, obscure death metal references, and some expertly placed, dramatic revelations. 'Luncheon of Tears Diary' is a vibrant, genre-busting tale that also peppers its humor with sharp, dramatic moments. Natsumi Funabashi, a virgin, is an aspiring manga creator on a quest for love and a fulfilling career. Along the way, she has to cope with overzealous men, gang warfare, a mahjong addiction, and a lascivious manga editor. This collection is rounded off by Samura's hilarious 'Kyoto Super Barhopping Journal: Bloodbath at Midorogaike,' a rare, autobiographical travel piece. • Fans of Hiroaki Samura's award-winning Blade of the Immortal epic will be overjoyed with this hard-to-find collection-presented in English for the first time!
OMEGA MEN #1 (Of 6)
Written by Andersen Gabrych Art and cover by Henry Flint A classic team makes an unexpected return to comics in a 6-issue miniseries written by Andersen Gabrych (DETECTIVE COMICS) with art by Henry Flint (2000 A.D.)! Convinced that all of creation is on the brink of cosmic apocalypse, the last remaining Omega Men begin a universe-spanning rampage of murder and destruction. Pursued by every known league of interstellar justice, they are on the run and taking no prisoners! What is the mystery in space that One Year Later transforms these former freedom fighters into brutal terrorists? Climb on board for the controversial and head-spinning science-fiction odyssey that synthesizes intolerant zealotry, quantum mechanics, and all-out action! On sale October 18 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, & Stephen Sadowski The ultimate Red Sonja story continues by the all-star team of Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Brian Buchellato and friends! Kulan Gath continues to weave his evil, world-altering spell as Red Sonja, Suumarro, and Osin and captive King Quillo reach the Hall of the Old Gods! It is in this great Hall that our heroes gather new allies, and Red Sonja makes a fateful decision which will change the way those around her view her forever! This exciting new story arc is presented by the regular creative team of Michael Avon Oeming and artist Mel Rubi - along with 'flashback' artist Stephen Sadowski. Includes covers by Steve (Civil War) McNiven, and his Civil War buddies Dexter Vines and his colorist Morry Hollowell. Plus, Jim Balent makes his Red Sonja cover debut!
Rex Mundi is a murder mystery set in a 1930s Europe where sorcerers stalk the streets at night and the Roman Catholic Church never lost its grip on power. Master Physician Julien Saunière must uncover the two-thousand-year-old secret of the Holy Grail before all the world is drenched in blood! In this issue, Julien and Genevieve flee Paris, on the run from the Holy Inquisition and the agents of the Duke of Lorraine. Their destination: a small town in the south of France where they will uncover the true nature of the Holy Grail. That is, if they survive the trip . . . Meanwhile, the Prussian army swarms into the heart of France, within shelling distance of Paris itself! Has the Duke of Lorraine overestimated his prospects in the unfolding war? 'This is a strong, imaginative series, with great pacing and plotting-why isn't everyone buying it?' -Steve Grant,
ROBIN #155
Written by Adam Beechen Art by Freddie E. Williams II Cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins Robin finds his attempt to rescue kidnapped kids hampered by an inexperienced superhero. But this wannabe won't take no for an answer…and the results aren't pretty. On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by BRIAN VAUGHAN Penciled by MIKE NORTON Cover by JO CHEN It's the shocking conclusion of 'Dead Means Dead!' As the Runaways face the biggest threat of their young lives, an old friend reappears. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
SAVAGE DRAGON #129 story ERIK LARSEN art & cover ERIK LARSEN 32 pg, FC September 27 $2.99 Having suffered the most unexpected loss of all, Savage Dragon must do all he can just to stay alive. And if that wasn't enough, he must also face the looming threat of a deadly new foe!
Written by Scott Peterson Art by Robert Pope, Scott Jeralds, Tim Levins and others Cover by Pope & Scott McRae A visit with the Crypt-Reaper brings three stories of Mystery, Inc. guaranteed to make you cackle with comedic delight and tremble with terror in this spook-tacular Halloween issue! The Scooby gang come face-to-fang with the vampire, meet a mad scientist and his monster, and try to pacify a pointy pendulum! On sale October 18 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
by Alexander Grecian and Riley Rossmo Seven identical Chinese brothers come to America during the Gold Rush of the 1850s. When two children fall through an iced-over river, Brother Number One tries to save them by breathing the entire river into his mouth. But he can't hold it long enough for them to get to safety and lets the water go, accidentally drowning the children. When a mob of angry townspeople tries to retaliate, each of Number One's brothers takes his place, using their remarkable abilities each time to save his life. This book is an update of the classic fable, with a comic-book twist.
Written by Bill Willingham Art and cover by Cory Walker The Shadowpact confronts an arcane menace that has reduced their number - right from the start! Say goodbye to Ragman and the Enchantress - once the Wild Huntsman and his Hellhounds get through with them! On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Jack Kirby, Dave Wood and Ed Herron Art by Kirby, Bob Brown, Wally Wood and others Cover by Kirby Collecting Showcase Presents #6, 7, 11, 12 and Challengers of the Unknown #1-18 (1957-1959)! Relive the classic Silver Age adventures of Jack Kirby's Challengers of the Unknown - a team brought together by fate dedicated to a life of harrowing adventure in the name of good!
by Boothby and Ortiz Someone's out to kill Bart Simpson. However, Sideshow Bob is nowhere to be seen, unless of course you tune into to his new prison reality show. Who can Bart turn to when it seems like everyone is out to get him? And will Sideshow Bob ever learn to speak Cantonese? It's a comic classic to kill for this October!

by Joe Edkin & David Hutchison 'Hare 'em, Scare 'em': Just in time for Halloween, this issue is full of tricks but not many treats for our heroes. After his best friend Tails is tricked and blamed for unleashing the devastating power of an alien space craft upon Station Square city, Sonic races to his aid. But both of them end up apprehended by a shadowy government agency. Trapped in jail alongside the villainous Dr. Eggman, our heroes remain helpless as King Boom Boo and his creepy cohorts threaten their friends' peaceful existence! Can they bust out - and bust the ghosts - before it's too late? Featuring action-packed manga art from fan favorite David Hutchison.
by David Dwonch What happens when a powerless teenage boy gets sent to a superhero high school? He gets sent to the remedial class, of course! Under the tutelage of the 'reformed' evil mastermind Doctor Zero, Ed Warble and Co. learn just what it means to be heroes - one misadventure at a time!
As the Empire withers away and the New Republic grows, one team of ace starfighters takes on the most critical missions to ensure freedom in a galaxy long oppressed-Rogue Squadron! Collecting X-Wing Rogue Squadron #9-20, this mammoth volume includes Battleground Tatooine, The Warrior Princess, and Requiem for a Rogue. Whether it's keeping a massive weapons cache out of the hands of Jabba the Hutt's would-be successors, brokering peace on a planet wracked by civil war, or rescuing a downed cruiser from the jaws of an ancient evil, no task is too treacherous for the heroes of Rogue Squadron! • This giant, affordable volume is the perfect opportunity to catch up on some of the most popular stories in the Star Wars Universe!
SUPERMAN RETURNS: THE PREQUELS TP Stories by Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray and Marc Andreyko Art by Ariel Olivetti, Karl Kerschl, Rick Leonardi, Nelson, Doug Hazlewood and Wellington Dias Cover by Adam Hughes Produced in conjunction with Superman Returns director Bryan Singer and his co-screenwriters Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris, this new collection features the astonishing 4-part miniseries bridging the gap between Superman and Superman Returns! Relive the last days of Krypton and then see the first glimmers of what has transpired since the Man of Steel left the Earth. Explore the lives of three of the most important people in Superman's life - Lois Lane, Ma Kent and Lex Luthor - and how they dealt with his long absence in this beautiful collection! Advance-solicited; on sale October 18 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US
TABULA RASA story by KEITH GIFFEN & SHANNON DENTON art & cover by MATT JACOBS 48pgs, B&W September 6 $4.99 A dying cop has his soul transported into the body of a near unstoppable clay version of himself and must now enact vengeance on those that killed him within seven days or lose his soul forever. But first he has to figure out who killed him. Created by Eisner winning writer/artist KEITH GIFFEN and Cartoon Network writer SHANNON DENTON.
by Ethan Young Life In Progress collects the first 3 issues of Ethan Young's autobiographical series. Following the journey of two animal activists in New York, Tails weaves animal comedy, emo-drama, and comic book parody all into one tender story about life and love. This first graphic novel is a must-have for fans of independent comics.
by Murphy, Brizuela, D'Israeli, Jourdan, Rice and Barta 'Tales Told By Donatello': The first volume in Mirage's new quarterly trade paperback series collecting stories from Tales of the TMNT. This volume reprints issues 1, 10, 16, 18 and 26, all thematically linked via Donatello's point-of-view. Features all four Turtles, Splinter, Casey Jones and many other characters. This book also features a new wraparound cover by Diego Jourdan and Eric Talbot.
story JEFFERY STEVENSON art & cover CARLOS RODRÍGUEZ & JOËL SÉGUIN created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO 32 PAGES FC OCTOBER 4 $3.50 It's up to Task Force 1's resident martial artist, Klone, to free the rest of his team in order to stop the destruction of every major city in the world. But will he survive round two against a soldier sporting his and his entire team's technology? Only if he cheats!
Written by Douglas Rushkoff Art by Peter Gross & Gary Erskine Cover by Liam Sharp A special standalone story featuring guest art art by Peter Gross (LUCIFER) & Gary Erskine (THE FILTH) reveals the hidden history of the most cryptic character in The Temple. Tyrone was once a beloved humanitarian who ran a profitable enterprise - until his own god turned against him. Is he reliving the story of the Biblical Job? Or does Job still live today? On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Mark Oakley High adventure, low Comedy and some minor property damage resulting! One of the most popular characters from the Thieves & Kings universe, Quinton Zempfester sets off for the first time on his own adventure with his own title, The Walking Mage. Cast out of the royal palace through sour politics, Quinton flees with his Imp companion to a nearby town. Through inspired madness, bouts of genius and true insight into the human condition, Quinton sets out to build his own world-spanning empire, and he will use every Machiavellian ploy to achieve it! A satirical comedy has never been this exciting! This is I Box Publishing's first all-color book and it will be digest-sized printed on heavy bond stock with a matte lamination cover. Do not miss it!
by Kevin McShane Toupydoops' search for a flexible day job leads him to Windsor Z. McCay Elementary School, where he finds himself teaching a morning kindergarten class. Find out who is more mature - an aspiring comic book actor or a room full of children - in 'Head of the Class!'
Presenting a series of one-shots, focusing on some of the best-loved (or loathed) characters from the TRANSFORMERS Universe. The spotlight falls on NIGHTBEAT, as he investigates one of the greatest Cybertronian mysteries… the disappearance of the first Ark! However, some mysteries, it seems, are better left unsolved! Guest-starring… the MICROMASTERS?! By Simon Furman (The Transformers: Stormbringer) and Mark Bright! *Retailers: See your order form for special incentives
Out of control, acting on pure, devastating instinct, THUNDERWING descends once again on CYBERTRON, with only a skeleton force of Autobots under the command of OPTIMUS PRIME to oppose him. While JETFIRE searches frantically for options, uncovering more mysteries in the process, the countdown to the total destruction of CYBERTRON continues. The line has been drawn, and-one way or another-it all ends here. By Simon Furman and Don Figueroa. Features a special wraparound cover from Figueroa as well as a variant character sketch cover from Fig, too. *Retailers: See your order form for special incentives
Written by MIKE CAREY Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY 'GOD WAR' Stranded on the alien world called Acheron, the F.F. face certain death at the hands of the literally explosive being called Gallowglass! But even he pales besides the true enemy on this bleak planet, the greatest threat the multiverse has ever known: Thanos the Destroyer! Part 3 (of 6) 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Written by MARK MILLAR Pencils and Cover by GREG LAND A guilt-ridden Reed Richards attempts to undo his greatest failure by using time travel to fix the snag that caused the teleportation accident that resulted in Ben Grimm becoming the Thing. If it works, Ben will be Ben and the Thing will never have existed. And neither will the FF. Be careful what you wish for! Plus: the awesome return of Dr. Doom! The zombiefied FF 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! Collects ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #27-32. 144 PGS./Rated A ...$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2017-3
UNION JACK #2 (Of 4)
Written by Christos Gage Pencils & Cover by Mike Perkins Having failed to prevent the attacks on London, Union Jack must push himself to the limit to stop an army of super-villains from devastating his home city! It's cover-to-cover action as Union Jack and his allies try to save London's landmarks -- and its citizens -- from destruction! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
by Antony Johnston, Chris Mitten and Ben Templesmith The saga continues as mysteries slowly start to reveal their secrets and Michael and the caravan make their way closer to NewBegin! However, with political machinations threatening to change the direction of the city forever, will Michael and his crew be prepared for what they find in this brave new world?
Last we saw Cotton Coleridge, he'd traded in his six-guns for stakes when he fought a frontier town full of vampires. This time around the 'lightning rod for the supernatural' faces zombies, ghosts, resurrectionists, giant flies, carnivorous slugs, demons and lots o' pure evil! Anchored by the VOKES-drawn novella, ABOMINATION, the book features stories from the likes of MIKE BARON, J.K. SNYDER III, MIKE OEMING, DAVID MICHAEL BECK, MARK RICKETTS, MIKE HAWTHORNE, TOMMY CASTILLO and more!
WILDCATS: WORLDSTORM #1 Written by Grant Morrison Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams Variant cover by A Todd McFarlane & Jim Lee Variant cover B by Jim Lee Jim Lee makes his triumphant return to Wildcats, and he's bringing along an impressive new collaborator: superstar writer Grant Morrison! The man who redefined the JLA and Superman - and created groundbreaking works The Invisibles and WE3 - now brings his considerable talents to the Wildcats. In the aftermath of the events in Captain Atom: ARMAGEDDON, the WildStorm Universe has undergone a shift that will affect characters big and small. This first issue will reintroduce the Wildcats you know and love - but how will they differ? Be here in September to see the star-studded premiere of the all-new, bimonthly WILDCATS! Retailers please note: This issue will be available with two variant covers. Please see order form for details. For a signed edition please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews. On sale September 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS Cover by KAARE ANDREWS CIVIL WAR Tie-In! 'Vendetta,' Part 6 This is it! The senses-shattering conclusion to the Civil War tie-in Vendetta! It had to come down to this: At 30 thousand feet, aboard the SHIELD Helicarrier, it's Logan vs. SHIELD's elite Super Human Restraint Unit...and one of the Marvel Universe's most powerful super heroes: The Sentry! Logan started this story as the hunter, but he's finishing it as the prey! 32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99
Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by STEVE DILLON Cover by JOE QUESADA 'Savior', Part 2 of 5 During the Cold War, Logan-along with Team X-performed several secret missions inside Russia, one of which was the sabotage of Russia's fledgling 'Super Soldier' program and the destruction of the program's result--in particular, the psychotic cyborg known as Omega Red. Logan's memory of this mission has only recently returned to him...but Omega Red has thought of nothing else ever since. It's time for some payback. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99
by Ben Templesmith In order to get to the bottom of the murders, Wormwood must make the ultimate sacrifice - his own body. Whatever it is gestating inside his withered womb, it's not human. There'll be no happy snaps or cigars at this birth. Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Fell) continues with his new all-eerie and humorous series.
Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by RENATO ARLEM Cover by RYAN SOOK It all climaxes here: The final showdown with Mr. Tryp and Singularity, X-Factor's desperate race to save all the former mutants from annihilation, and the truth behind the shocking traitor in their midst. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by ROGER CRUZ Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Professor Xavier's star students finally get the Spring Break they deserve in Florida! But a visit to an old colleague of the Professor's turns into a battle for survival in the Everglades for Beast and Angel when they hunt THE LIZARD! 32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.99
by Various Second volume in this anthology series, this time featuring stories based around the main theme of 'youth'. Features new stories from Jeffrey Brown, Hope Larson, Neil Babra, Liz Prince, Jeffrey Rowland, Jason Turner, Meg Hunt, K Thor Jensen and many more.
A dutiful Samurai, a madcap Ninja and a bizarro Zen Monk team up to battle the undead in Feudal Japan. Can these unlikely allies stay friends long enough to stop the zombees from taking over their homeland? ZOMBEE is a full throttle blend of action, comedy, friendship and horror. You'll laugh until you cry and maybe throw up in your mouth a little.
The final hour is upon them and who, if anyone, will survive the experience? It's all out madness and mayhem as the group desperately tries to escape the hellish nightmare of South Ridge. Blood, gore, violence, sacrifice and an ending guaranteed to stay with you long after you finish reading. Ted McKeever again provides a special variant cover. *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive



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