Arriving Wednesday 11/29/06

52 WEEK #30
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 26: 'How altruistic can you be when you're funded by LexCorp?' Plus, The Origin of Hawkman by Waid and Joe Bennett. WEEK 27: 'It's Jean Loring. Sue's murderer.' Plus, The Origin of Power Girl by Waid and Adam Hughes. WEEK 28: 'Maybe our time here is over. Red Tornado's gone walkabout.' Plus, The Origin of Catman by Waid and Dale Eaglesham. WEEK 29: 'Th-th-they're going to kill me. S-S-Supergirl's going to kill me.' 'That's - the BLACK MARVEL FAMILY?' Plus, The Origin of The Joker by Waid and Brian Bolland. WEEK 30: Get ready for the story you never expected! 'Batman...No More' - a full length 22-page adventure featuring Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Jason Todd and...Batwoman?!? 52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman…but not a year without heroes. Week 26 on sale November 1 • Week 27 on sale November 8 Week 28 on sale November 15 • Week 29 on sale November 22 Week 30 on sale November 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
Written by Steven T. Seagle Art by Becky Cloonan & Ryan Kelly Cover by Joshua Middleton The epilogue to 'Going Down' spins American Virgin into all-new territory. Adrift in a sea of seething sexuality, sworn virgin Adam Chamberlain is out of his element, out of his comfort zone, out of time, and from the looks of things, close to coming out of the closet. But why isn't he running away from the land down under and its string of temptations? His one true love, Cassie, thinks she knows the answer…but she's dead…isn't she? On sale November 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Kurt Busiek & Karl Kesel Art by Phil Winslade & Butch Guice Cover by Guice Kicking off an all-new 2-part story! King Shark may get along with young Arthur, but there's an Aquaman that King Shark never saw eye-to-eye with. Find out in this action-packed tale! On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by James Kuhoric & Kevin Sharpe The penultimate issue! With Dracula in his rear view mirror, Ash turns his attention to a mysterious hot dog-themed cult that is reportedly responsible for selecting him as 'The Chosen One.' Tracking the cultists to their lair in the bowels of the Weenie Ville fast food chain, Ash discovers the truth about his past and the real source of the Deadite torment that has followed him his entire life... and you won't believe who it is! Join us for another utraviolent romp through Deadite-invested Detroit as the countdown to Army of Darkness Unlucky #13: Ashmageddon continues, leading to the death of Ashley J. Williams! Cover art for this issue is provided by Tony (Walking Dead) Moore, Nick Bradshaw, Kevin Sharpe, and Filip Sablik. In addition to Dynamite's regular schedule of promotion, this issue will also be advertised in MGM's e-mailer, reaching over one million fright fans!
art & cover by BRIAN BOLLAND Often referred to as the 'artist's artist,' BRIAN BOLLAND has spent the last quarter century producing some of the most memorable and inspiring illustrations the comic industry has ever seen. This handsome volume is a retrospective of this astonishing artist's career and a look at the man himself.
Written by LEN KAMINSKI, TOM DEFALCO, MARK GRUENWALD, ROY & DANN THOMAS, GERARD JONES, BOB HARRAS & LEN KAMINSKI Penciled by PAUL RYAN, PAUL OLLIFFE, RIK LEVINS, DAVE ROSS, RURIK TYLER, JEFF JOHNSON, STEPHEN B. JONES, STEVE EPTING, GREG CAPULLO, CRAIG BRASFIELD, JOHN CZOP, DARREN AUCK & DAVE SIMONS Cover by RON FRENZ One galaxy's heroes are another's villains, and two galaxies' worth of them collide head-on - with the Avengers in the middle of a war whose repercussions will haunt them for years! The events that split and shook Earth's Mightiest Heroes to their foundations end here, and intergalactic boundaries aren't the only lines being drawn! Plus: The tri-galaxy war devastates Earth far more literally when we see 'What If the Avengers Lost Operation: Galactic Storm?'! Collects IRON MAN #279, THOR #446, CAPTAIN AMERICA #400-401, AVENGERS WEST COAST #82, QUASAR #34-35, WONDER MAN #9, AVENGERS #347 and WHAT-IF #55-56. 288 PGS./Rated A ...$29.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2045-9 AVENGERS: GALACTIC STORM VOL. 1 TPB STILL AVAILABLE! $29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2044-0)
Written by TOM DEFALCO Pencils by RON LIM Covers by MIKE WIERINGO The time has come for the next generation of Avengers to choose a new lineup, but first they must battle zombie versions of themselves! Then, as Katie Power (from Power Pack) joins the team, American Dream and her friends mount a search for the missing Thunderstrike. The man called Nova guest stars when strange visitors from outer space land on Earth. And more! 32 PGS. (each)/RATED A ...$2.99 (each)
Written by Grant Morrison Art and cover by Andy Kubert Writer Grant Morrison continues his acclaimed run on BATMAN with fan-favorite artist Andy Kubert! After the shocking events of BATMAN #655, in which the Joker was shot point-blank in the face, the Clown Prince of Crime makes his triumphant return to Gotham to wreak havoc on the city and take his revenge on Batman! And as citizens of Gotham City will soon discover, the Joker's reappearance is no laughing matter. On sale November 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Jeph Loeb & Darwyn Cooke Art by Cooke & J. Bone Cover by Cooke Will Eisner's legendary hero The Spirit returns for a monumental meeting with the Dark Knight in this special one-shot event written by comics luminaries Jeph Loeb (SUPERMAN/ BATMAN) & Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER) with art by Cooke & J. Bone! When the American Criminologist Association holds its annual convention, its members are unaware that America's criminals are holding a gathering of their own. And when Batman's rogue gallery joins forces with the Spirit's colorful criminals, things can only get worse! With dozens of villains on the loose and the nation's security at stake, two very different crimefighters must come together to save the day. Guest-starring just about everyone from the supporting casts of both comic-book icons - including Robin, Catwoman, the Joker, Ebony, P'Gell, Commissioner Dolan and more - this is an historic comics event you won't want to miss! On sale November 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US Edited by Mark Chiarello
Sixty-thousand yen! Beck only needs sixty-thousand yen to record a demo. While earning money to cut their demo, Koyuki and Saku join Tanabe to form 'Ciel Bleu' for a school's Battle of the Bands. Ciel Bleu rocks out the contest and Koyuki wins 'Best Guitarist.' Koyuki realizes it is time for a new guitar and will do anything to buy one! In his search for the perfect instrument, someone sends him a special package filled with more than just love⦠Key Selling Points: • EXCLUSIVE! - FREE Beck download from Interscope Records. Download promo-coded and bound into first print run of v.4. Download available through Books shrinkwrapped at retail. Promotion runs from June thru September. • 'If it was worth ranking manga by whether you'd want to hang out with it - Beck would be in position numero uno.' - Ain't It Cool News • 'Even though BECK is full of the story elements found in most teenage coming-of-age stories, it's the attitude that will keep you glued to the pages' - Newtype • 'This is rock manga done right. Highly Recommended! ' - • Appeals to aspiring musicians everywhere-follows the rock and roll adventure of a rising star. Think Almost Famous meets Fast Times at Ridgemont High. • Long-running series in Japan currently at 21 books and still going strong • Anime will be released by FUNimation Q1 2007 - cross-promotion in development. Blurbs: • If you've ever been in a band, admired an older hero, or are in school just struggling to keep your head above water, 'Beck' is there for you. Fans of teen dramas and comics such as 'Scott Pilgrim' should definitely give 'Beck' a look when they are in a local bookstore. - Tony Salvaggio, Comic Book Resources • 'Must Read! ' -
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN Pencils and Cover by MANUEL GARCIA 'World Tour,' Part 4 Conclusion! King T'Challa and Queen Ororo continue a diplomatic tour that will have them spanning the globe -- and beyond! They've been to Latveria, Atlantis, the Moon. Now, their most hazardous stop yet: The Civil War-ravaged United States, for a meeting with none other than the point man for the U.S. government's implementation of the Superhuman Registration Act -- Tony Stark. When T'Challa last saw his former Avengers teammate, his attempt to play peacemaker exploded in his face. Is that all in the past...or do the two men have unfinished business...? 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by MIKE PERKINS Cover by STEVE EPTING CIVIL WAR tie-in In the midst of the Civil War, Cap faces his worst fears, as friends desert his cause, and comrades in arms lie dead or wounded. And among all this, the Red Skull begins to make his moves, with a few startling comrades of his own this time. This stunning conclusion of DRUMS OF WAR sets the stage for the next year of Captain America stories that will have everyone talking! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
by Linda Medley A fable for modern times, Castle Waiting is a fairy tale that's not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil - but about being a hero in your own home. The third issue of the continuing series of one of the most celebrated all ages comics of recent history. This issue unfolds chapter four of the story 'Interiors,' as the Castle folk get acquainted with Iron Henry's brothers. Medley's sharp pen and even sharper storytelling create a delightfully adventurous universe.
With a deluxe hardcover retrospective of his supremely elegant and quirky comics work slated for publication by Fantagraphics in early 2007, 'Clear Line' virtuoso Joost Swarte (best known in the U.S. for his RAW strips and covers in the 1980s, and his frequent New Yorker illustration work since then) is ready for his turn in the Journal hot seat. In a far-ranging (and amply illustrated) interview, the voluble Dutchman talks about his graphic idol Hergé, storytelling, why his comics work has slowed down to a trickle this last decade, and much more. Also in this issue, Johnny Ryan, the creator of 2005 Rolling Stone 'HOT Comic' Angry Youth Comix, dumps a load of his trademark irreverence on the Journal. Plus - expanded Web content, one of our amazing comic sections, and columns from the usual gang of… you know the rest.
The mad genius of horror and western fiction writer Joe R. Lansdale and the twisted visionary artist Timothy Truman bring their unholy alliance to its blood-spattered conclusion with a final issue sure to send shivers down the spines of even the most hardcore Conan fans! An otherworldly abomination shall rend the veil dividing Conan's world from unspeakable terrors beyond as a black-hearted sorcerer's lust for power unleashes an evil that surpasses his control or reckoning. Only the cool head and cold steel of the Cimmerian can save all creation from the slimy, smothering damnation of this unnamable horror.
Writers Kurt Busiek and Len Wein, creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing, team up with the grandmaster of horror art, Kelley Jones, to tell the horrifying origin of Thoth-amon-Conan's greatest adversary! In the dank alleys of a decaying city, a beggar child conjures visions of a future where, instead of spitting on him in the streets, the rich and privileged cower in fear of his terrible authority. Through cunning, murderous means, he ingratiates himself into a benevolent priesthood, only to turn the church and the nation itself over to the terrible snake-god, Set! This essential piece of the Conan mythos reveals the secrets behind the dread sorcerer Thoth-amon for the first time! • Kurt Busiek is also known for his work on Astro City, JLA/Avengers, and Marvels. • Collecting the four-issue miniseries.
Written by Mike Carey Art by Jim Fern & Rob Hunter Cover by J.H. Williams III Mike Carey - writer of the Eisner-nominated Lucifer and Ultimate Fantastic Four - returns to the magical world of twisted horror in a new Vertigo monthly series drawn by the breakout art team of Jim Fern (Fables) & Rob Hunter (The First). In modern-day Japan, Kai and his twin sister Toshi are born on opposite sides of midnight. But that casual line in time will have disastrous effects on their lives: Their friends will go missing; commonplace knives will hide deadly secrets; and Kai and Toshi will have to save themselves and their entire family from their own horrible destinies. Set in contemporary Nagasaki, Crossing Midnight taps into Japanese and Korean horror to mix the mythology of The Sandman with the fantasy of films like Hayao's Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Together, Mike Carey and Jim Fern come up with flights of fantasy tethered to a reality where children are stolen, innocence corrupted, and where two teenagers will have to stare down bizarre beings capable of very visceral terrors. On sale November 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Edited by Karen Berger
Mike Mignola takes Hellboy on a monster-crunching mission and Gary Gianni provides illustrations for a classic tale of South Seas horror by William Hope Hodgson in this fourth addition to Dark Horse's Eisner-nominated books of Hauntings, Witchcraft, and The Dead. Along with Mignola and Gianni, Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson-who won Eisners in both 2004 and 2005 for their stories in Hauntings and Witchcraft-return to unveil a new painted story starring everyone's favorite evil-fighting strays. Also included is an homage to the great creature comics of Jack Kirby, by Kurt Busiek and Keith Giffen, and many more terrifying yarns by some of the most talented folks in comics!
Written by Brian Azzarello Art and cover by Carlos D'Anda Variant cover by J.G. Jones Michael Cray, a little worse for wear, is back in the United States and the government's keeping a tight leash on him. His next mission: spend time with his family. Will a little rest and relaxation heal the wounds that haunt Deathblow's mind? Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Carlos D'Anda; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by J.G. Jones, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale November 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Andrew Foley and Fiona Staples All good things must end, but that's no reason Done to Death can't end, too. Can the world of serial-killing editor Shannon Wade and the dismal vampire Andy accommodate happy endings? Find out in the blood-soaked, hilarious climax of the vampire story for those who hate vampires and stories about them!
by Jason M. Burns & Ron Chan Thrown in jail and beaten to a pulp, Alan and Mr. Bloomberg engulf themselves in the case and come face-to-face with the Flesh Collector. This madman gathers pieces of his victims, and that includes Alan's ear - which is part of the killer's collection!
'UNNATURAL SELECTION' THE CREATORS' CUT Representing the Origin of the Elephantmen from the SOLD OUT first issue of HIP FLASK! Somewhere in the African desert, thousands of miles from civilization, a group of geneticists led by Kazushi Nikken has conducted unholy experiments involving both human and animal DNA. This is the story of the birth of Hieronymous Flask, the Elephantmen, and their eventual liberation from the torturous world of MAPPO.
Emily the Strange is not your ordinary thirteen-year-old girl-she's got a razor-sharp wit as dark as her jet-black hair, a posse of moody black cats, and famous friends in very odd places! She's got a broodingly unique way of experiencing the world, and you're invited along for the ride. Legions of fans worldwide have joined forces to make Emily a pop-culture phenomenon. • This volume collects the first three issues of the Dark Horse Emily comics series-'The Boring Issue,' 'The Lost Issue,' and 'The Dark Issue,' and includes one brand spankin' new story that you've never seen before! • Dark Horse also offers a line of Emily products.
'REVELATIONS 2:2' While Emissary attempts to stop a tsunami's devastation and bring abundance to starved wastelands, a secret cabal conspires, intent on destroying the threat he poses to the power they wield, by any means possible … even if that means taking an innocent young life! RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
by Steve Peters This reprint volume collects the entire Shrooms storyline from Everwinds #2 and #3. An amnesiac walking fox carcass is guided by Fur Face the shaman on a vision quest in order to remember his origin. When an attack by an evil cyber-shaman leaves Fur Face in a coma, it's up to the fox spirit to journey into the Underworld to try and recover his soul. This one shot includes guest appearances by Cerebus' The Judge character, drawn by Dave Sim, and Arzach, drawn by Moebius.
Written by Brian K. Vaughan Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister and Chris Sprouse & Karl Story Cover by Tony Harris A shocking tragedy strikes an Iraq War protest in downtown Manhattan in this collection featuring EX MACHINA #17-20! Plus, in the 2-part 'Life and Death,' superstar artist Chris Sprouse illustrates an adventure from Mayor Hundred's super-heroic past from EX MACHINA SPECIAL #1-2! Advance-solicited; on sale November 29 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo Art and cover by Ken Lashley 'Lightning in a Bottle' concludes with a duel to the death on Keystone Bridge! On sale November 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by PETER DAVID Pencils and Cover by SCOT EATON It's the return of Peter Parker's old flame, Deb Whitman! Unfortunately for Peter, she's written a tell-all memoir about her relationship with him, entitled 'How Spider-Man Ruined My Life.' Ouch! As if that weren't bad enough, the Vulture has been set loose from prison to scavenge for Spider-Man, but who's behind his release and what nefarious scheme do they have up their sleeve? 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
How do you keep a dead man from being murdered? Business bigwig Hayasaka might be dead, but he keeps turning up walking and talking, and Section 9 agents need to find out whether he's being remotely 'puppeted' and whether those pulling the strings-like the mysterious Takoaka of the Institute of Technology-are the same people trying to control access to Pandora, a vast digital treasure trove of information of the most sensitive-and dangerous-nature. Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor presents for the first time in America the 'lost' Ghost in the Shell stories, created by Shirow Masamune after completing work on the original Ghost in the Shell manga and prior to his tour-de-force, Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface, but never collected until now. This deluxe-format issue concludes 'Fat Cat,' the first of four Ghost in the Shell tales. © Shirow Masamune 2003. All rights reserved. First published in Japan in 2003 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo. Publication rights for this English edition arranged through Kodansha Ltd.
The tide has turned in Goon's war against the undead hordes of the Zombie Priest-or has it? With Buzzard now preventing the harvest of any fresh corpses from the cemetery, the Priest grows desperate. So desperate, that he unleashes incantations of previously unseen power to create a whole new breed of minion-one that may be beyond even the strength of the Goon to contain. But one pays a price for conjuring such evil into the world, and the Zombie Priest quickly discovers that the cost of such power may be far more than he bargained for. • 2005 Eisner Award winner (Best Humor Publication and Best Ongoing Series)
Written by Geoff Johns Art by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert Cover by Ethan Van Sciver Part 3 of 'Wanted: Hal Jordan,' guest-starring Alan Scott, Green Arrow and Roy Harper! Wanted for murder and on the run, with John Stewart's life on the line, Hal Jordan struggles to clear his name once again. But who put a price on his head? And what do they want from Green Lantern? On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Geoff Johns Art by Carlos Pacheco, Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis and others Cover by Simone Bianchi Collecting issues #7-13 of the monthly title! This volume features Hal Jordan teaming with Green Arrow to battle the demonic Mongul, and joining Batman for an encounter with the murderous Tattooed Man before learning that long presumed-dead Green Lanterns are still alive! Advance-solicited; on sale November 29 • 168 pg, FC, $12.99 US
Written by Howard Chaykin Art and cover by Chaykin On the fringes of the Rann-Thanagar War, G'Nort of the Green Lantern Corps must find an arbiter to broker a peace deal! What neutral part does he find? None other than Guy Gardner! Wait…Guy? Peace? Neutral? On sale November 29 • 1 of 2 • Prestige Format • 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US Edited by Joey Cavalieri
by Scott Lobdell & Daniel Rendon Traveling across the country on the maiden voyage of a sleek new modern train, the Hardy Boys find themselves framed for murder! But they can't depend on A.T.A.C. to help them - because every indication is that it is a super secret spy organization that framed them!
Written by ED BRUBAKER AND MATT FRACTION Pencils and Cover by DAVID AJA Many years ago, in the mystical city of Kun' Lun, young Danny Rand stared at a suit behind glass -- the garb of 'the Immortal Iron Fist' -- and knew that he was destined to wear it. But where did this costume come from? Why did it wait for Danny all those years like a shadow of his future? The answer to those questions will stun both him and his readers, as Danny Rand leaps from the pages of his breakout hit in DAREDEVIL to his own series - a history-spanning kung-fu epic that will shatter every perception of what it means to be the Immortal Iron Fist! Brought to you by top-ten writer Ed Brubaker and breakout talent Matt Fraction (Punisher War Journal), with action-packed art by David Aja (Daredevil, Giant-Size Wolverine). 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
ION #8
Written by Ron Marz Art by Greg Tocchini & Jay Leisten Cover by Kalman Andraszofsky Kyle visits a remote world of barbaric splendor, intending to make amends for the destruction they believe he caused. But Kyle finds himself confronted by drawn swords and a very angry princess! And the cosmic being who's been watching from the wings makes his move! On sale November 15 • 8 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
After the apocalypse - humanity is without hope: until Santa is pulled from the North Pole and spurred into action. The book collects all five hilarious and action-packed issues and comes loaded with extras from the writers and artists. Santa, his elves, and Gary the Snowman take on zombies and marauders for the fate of a good little boy. Read it to the kids when you tuck them in this Christmas Eve. RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
by Dennis Mallonee, Daerick Gross, Sparacio, & Propst From out of the distant past, America's bronze goddess of freedom stands at the crossroads against the final legacy of Adolf Hitler's mad ambitions. For the first time in half a century, writer Dennis Mallonee and artist Mark Sparacio bring you the star-spangled Liberty Girl in battle against the power of Nazi Germany's Daemon Kruez. Also in this issue, learn 'All About Liberty Girl,' by Dennis Mallonee and Daerick Gross. And enjoy a special bonus Golden Age Liberty Girl adventure by Henry Vogel and Mark Propst. That's 28 pages worth of story in a 32-page comics magazine!
Written by Brian Azzarello Art by Danijel Zezelj Cover by Marcelo Frusin Featuring guest art by Danijel Zezelj, this stand-alone one-shot tells the back story of Colonel Silas Redd, from his rise through the ranks of the Union Army to his current status as marked-man in Blackwater. In a town full of secrets, what does Redd have to hide, and how does that play into the plans of Wes and Ruth Cutter? On sale November 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by JUSTIN GRAY Penciled by JUAN SANTACRUZ & STAZ JOHNSON Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS All adventure, all action, for all ages! Join Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and the Thing for a wild ride of all-new, unforgettable exploits as they take on the powerful malevolent alien calling himself the Grant Master, the cosmic scavenger Terminus and the mad Titan known as Thanos - and have a close encounter with a world gone bonkers! Guest-starring Captain Marvel! Collects MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #13-16. 96 PGS./ All Ages ... $6.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2208-7 These MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR DIGESTS STILL AVAILABLE! MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1: FAMILY OF HEROES...$6.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1858-6) MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 2: FANTASTIC VOYAGES...$6.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1859-4) MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 3: WORLD'S GREATEST...$6.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2002-5)
NEW AVENGERS #19 YOUNG AVENGERS #6 HOUSE OF M #8 (PART 3) 72 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99
by BRIAN BOLLAND, EVAN DORKIN, JAMES FLETCHER, NATHAN MASSENGILL, RON MCCAIN, JAMES PEATY, MIKE PERKINS, GARY REED, BEN SIMMONS, BRIAN STELFREEZE & ERIC STEPHENSON cover by KEN MEYER JR. 64 PAGES BW OCTOBER 18 $ 5.99 The Eagle, Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated anthology returns this month with yet another issue packed with today's top creators and tomorrow's brightest talents. Each issue is a smorgasbord of tales sure to appeal to all tastes.
by Ken Akamatsu Featuring a boy wizard at an all-girl high school, this is the latest volume in the besselling manga series by the creator of Love Hina.
Written by WARREN ELLIS Pencils and Cover by STUART IMMONEN The book that all smart and good-looking people buy! Want to be smart and good-looking? BUY THIS BOOK! It's more important to the Marvel Universe than CIVIL WAR! I swear! Cross my heart, and such! 32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99
Meet the Blackthornes. They're the criminal element's answer to the Noble family -- rich, powerful, and deeply dysfunctional. Patriarch Hunter Blackthorne is nursing a serious grudge against the Noble family, but do all the Blackthornes share his goals? Hidden agendas, secret romances, and dark pasts converge in this sixth collection of the long-running series. As a special bonus, this collection also contains a five-page story originally printed in the IMAGE HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2005. Collects NOBLE CAUSES #13-18
Written by JEPH LOEB Pencils and Cover by ROB LIEFELD 50/50 Variant Cover by MICHAEL TURNER Marvel's greatest heroes sacrificed themselves to save the world from the deadliest threat they had ever faced-Onslaught! The lives of the Fantastic Four and the Avengers were saved only when Franklin Richards created a parallel universe, where we found those heroes, reborn! But this world has long since merged back into our own, and the evil Onslaught-forged from the most vile parts of Magneto's and Professor X's psyches-has been presumed long dead... but now he, himself, is reborn-and he's bringing fragments of the other universe with him! Join comics superstars Jeph Loeb and Rob Liefeld in this no-holds-barred, all-out action extravaganza-celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the event that changed Marvel history-as Onslaught, the Marvel Universe, and the Heroes Reborn Universe collide in this massive crossover! A significant portion of the proceeds from ONSLAUGHT REBORN #1-5 will be donated to The Sam Loeb College Scholarship Fund.' 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
POWERS #21 Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by MICHAEL AVON OEMING Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING POWERS' MOST EXPLOSIVE YEAR CONTINUES! Walker and Pilgrim's lives change forever when police headquarters is attacked by Powers with a vendetta! From the writer of NEW AVENGERS! Part 3 (of 6) 32 PGS./Explicit Content ...$2.95 POWERS is TM & © 2006 Jinxworld Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Written by GARTH ENNIS Penciled by GORAN PARLOV Cover by TIM BRADSTREET Jigsaw, Ma Gnucci, the Russian - Frank Castle's faced some fearsome foes in his day, but none as stone-cold rotten to the bone as the Barracuda. He's big, he's mean, and the last thing on earth you want is to see him smile. Collects PUNISHER #31-36. 144 PGS./Explicit Content ...$15.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2023-8 These PUNISHER MAX TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE! PUNISHER MAX VOL. 1: IN THE BEGINNING...$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1539-0) PUNISHER MAX VOL. 2: KITCHEN IRISH...$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1539-0) PUNISHER MAX VOL. 3: MOTHER RUSSIA...$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1603-6) PUNISHER MAX VOL. 4: UP IS DOWN AND BLACK IS WHITE...$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1731-8) PUNISHER MAX VOL. 5: THE SLAVERS...$15.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1899-3)
Written by STUART MOORE Pencils and Cover by C. P. SMITH 'THE LIST' He's making a list, checking it twice, gonna shoot anyone that hasn't been Nice! The Punisher is coming to town to sleigh... er, slay...those responsible for a little boy's murder. Unfortunately, between a disgraced cop, a grieving single mother, and a fugitive lawbreaker, the line between Naughty and Nice has been blurred. This mystery's as deep as a chimney and just as dirty, but when it leads to the Punisher's final target, will he be able to pull the trigger? Put aside your lump of coal and glass of eggnog and unwrap the gift of holiday homicides, Punisher-style, by writer Stuart Moore and artist C.P. Smith (WOLVERINE). 48 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$3.99
by Rob Walton Is nothing sacred… again? The internationally acclaimed, no-holds barred science fiction/political satire and Eisner-nominated series is back in a definitive graphic novel presentation, completely revised and updated with over one hundred pages of new story and art. How will the insanity resolve itself? Underneath the laughs there is a serious story being told about corporate corruption and United States imperialism.
RUSH CITY #3 Written by Chuck Dixon Art by Timothy Green II Cover by Jock Guest-starring Black Canary! Roaring down the street to your left: Rush, hellbent on finding the world's weirdest weapon of mass destruction. Screaming down the avenue to your right: Black Canary, with the same goal. Rocketing straight at you: Gearhead - half man, half car and all bad intentions! Who'll reach the WMD
story ERIK LARSEN art & cover ERIK LARSEN 32 PAGES FC OCTOBER 25 $2.99 Solar Man wants to control the world. Universo wants to eat it. And Dragon is caught in the middle.
story by RICK REMENDER & KIERON DWYER art by PAUL HARMON & FRANCESO FRANCAVILLA cover by PAUL HARMON August 23 • 32 pg • 2C • $3.50 THE SEA OF RED SAGA CONCLUDES! In a story guaranteed to leave readers breathless, Blackthroat is captured and Marco is under the Sanguinan's control, leaving little hope for the Black Galleon's surviving crew. To all things comes an end - even for the immortal. RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA Penciled by SEAN CHEN Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN SPIDER-MAN UNMASKED Tie-In! STAND-ALONE ISSUE!! THE HUSBAND OR THE SPIDER? Through thick and thin, for better or for worse, Mary Jane Watson-Parker has always stood by her man's side, supporting him in all his decisions. But as Peter's latest choices have cost him and his family plenty-perhaps too much-has MJ finally reached the breaking point? The first of three one-shots focusing on the women in Peter Parker's life post-unmasking! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
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! Note: Yu-Gi-Oh! card included (Victory Dragon)
by Ian Flynn, Tracy Yardley, & Jim Amash 'Order and Chaos: the Gathering Part 2 of 2' - A Sonic battle that has been building for ages comes to its penultimate chapter. With Sonic's father and closest allies in the Freedom Fighters out of commission, it's left to Super Sonic, Super Shadow, and Turbo Tails to help save the day. But how do you defeat an enemy so evil that they don't even have an identity? That mysterious enemy, simply known as 'Anonymous,' hopes the answer is 'you don't!' Plus: 'For a Friend': The Chaotix undertake a secret mission of revenge against Dr. Robotnik. But when the covert mission goes wrong can even the stealthy Espio make it out alive?
by Phil Hale The second in an ongoing collection of special hardcover art collections. The Sparrow series of art books offers an entirely new way of looking at comic book art. In this volume, artist Phil Hale (Halo) gets his due, with 48 pages of Hale's brilliance presented in a special 6' x 6' hardcover format.
SPAWN #162
SPAWN #162 story DAVID HINE art PHILIP TAN & DANNY MIKI cover PHILIP TAN 32 pg, FC September 27 $2.95 BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL! Spawn and Zera fight it out amongst the ruins of a devastated civilization. This is Spawn as you've never seen him before, facing an adversary who is too insane to ever admit defeat. No one gets out of here alive!
Written by C. B. CEBULSKI Pencils and Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG Peter Parker-a.k.a. Spider-Man-is the last survivor of the secret ninja group known as the Spider-Clan...or so he thought. But when Peter is attacked at the grave site of his Uncle Ben, he goes on a quest to learn the truth behind his origins-and he won't like what he learns! The heat never lets up in this all-new, double-sized thrill ride from C.B. Cebulski and Skottie Young! Plus-thrill to some of the greatest exploits from the past of Spidey's many incarnations, with reprints of Spider-Man 2099 #3! Also reprints Amazing Spider-Man #252 and from Marvel Shadows & Light #2 'The Date'. 104 PGS./Rated A ...$4.99
Written by STAN LEE & JEPH LOEB Pencils by SALVADOR LARROCA & ED MCGUINNESS Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA The latest in a series of stand-alone specials celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Stan Lee's employment at Marvel! First, Stan is abducted to Latveria by the sinister Doctor Doom, as depicted by Salvador Larroca! Then, Doom reflects on his long history of villainy in a tale by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness ! And finally, a reprint of the classic Stan-scripted FANTASTIC FOUR #87, in which only Doom's own monstrous ego can save the FF from his terrible wrath! 48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99
Five generations after Luke Skywalker took up his father's lightsaber, the galaxy is once again imperiled and hope rests on the shoulders of a young man and his connection to the Force. In this issue, a legacy is revealed, denied, and endangered as Cade Skywalker's friends turn their backs on him, and he finds himself in league with those he thought were his enemies! Decisions must be made, and a hero's burden must be taken up or cast aside. The Jedi, the Sith, and the Empire all want something from Cade Skywalker, and all he wants is to be left alone. But in a galaxy on the brink of war there is no place to hide! • This is the future of Star Wars, the continuation of the story that started in the original trilogy, and none of it has been seen before. © 2006 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Legacy are © 2006 Lucasfilm Ltd.
by Stuart Moore & Mauricio Melo Continuing the first comics adventure from the acclaimed Sci Fi TV series! Stargate: Atlantis has just been renewed for a third senses-shattering season, and this all-new three-part epic comic book series is just what those millions of fans have been waiting for! Trapped in a bizarre experimental laboratory, Major Sheppard undergoes a hideous ordeal at the hands of the Wraith. And back on Atlantis, a deadly act of sabotage may end the rescue mission before it's begun! This issue features Standard and Wraparound covers by series artist Mauricio Melo, as well as Photo covers of the SG:A Team and Teyla, and two Painted covers, one by Ryan Drake and one by Lucio Rubira!
by Tony Lee & Neil Edwards The second series of Tamari's Tigers reaches its shattering conclusion! With enemies all around him and his friends dead, Will Tanner finally snaps - with terrible consequences! Who lives and who dies changes his life forever and leading into the third series, 'Damaged Justice!'
by Filippo Neri Five youngsters get on a ride in Steam Park, and before they know it, they're slaves in the park's creepy underground. An unexpected short circuit brings a jack o' lantern to life, as well as a tipsy old clown, and some freaky little toys that band together to save the children. This hair-raising story is told entirely in pictures!
SUPERMAN/BATMAN #30 Written by Mark Verheiden Art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver Part 3 of 'The Enemies Among Us!' Who will be the next alien hero to go rogue? And if our two heroes didn't have their hands full already, Lex Luthor makes a dramatic discovery - what's about to hit Earth next? On sale September 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski, & Paul Azaceta The sold-out mini-series continues! Nicholas begins to channel a new passenger on the plane - someone who knows the secrets of the Cabal that's chasing him, and someone who knows how to fight them! Things turn deadly quickly in a face-to-face showdown, as all the final answers are revealed! More supernatural thrills from the comic that Variety called 'creepy, interesting, and well-executed,' and which ignited a five-way Hollywood bidding war!
Written by Geoff Johns Art by Tony Daniel & Kevin Conrad Cover by Daniel The explosive 'Titans Around the World' story concludes with the team finding Raven! Will she bring back a Titans who died? On sale November 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by J. Torres Art by Sean Galloway Cover by Todd Nauck It's another holiday with the Teen Titans! As if having to take on the mischevious magician Mumbo wasn't enough, things get really crazy when Starfire's pet Silkie gets a hold of Mumbo's magic hat! On sale November 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
by Marathon Team 'Evil Jerry': Jerry's sinister brother Terence is at it again - and this time, with the help of Tim Scam, he's created a crazy device that has the ability to gather half of the evil from him… and transfer it directly into Jerry! Can the spies save Jerry before it's too late? From the top Cartoon Network show!
The saga of the TRANSFORMERS secret war on Earth-begun in Infiltration-continues with Phase Two: Escalation. With the monumental menaces of MEGATRON and Ore-13 looming, the Autobots could be forgiven for thinking things couldn't get much worse. But, as OPTIMUS PRIME musters his response to the mounting threat, the Machination strikes… with shocking and tragic consequences! By Simon Furman (The Transformers: Infiltration) and E.J. Su (The Transformers: Infiltration). A second cover by videogame artist Klaus Scherwinski will be offered in a 50/50 ratio. *Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio. *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
by Pete Bregman Prior to his infamous life as The Phantom, the disfigured genius named Erik traveled the globe as a magician and sideshow horror. His unique skill eventually earned him a job as architect and political assassin for the Shah of Persia. Book Three contains the stunning conclusion to Erik's Persian adventures. While we know he survives; we will find out why he was supposed to die.
'IN YOUR EYES' Lily Garcia dares to cut her hair as a lesson in detachment, which impresses everyone but... HER MOTHER!!! Can Tom talk some sense into mom before this Puerto Rican mother/daughter relationship goes up en Fuego..? Three words will determine the outcome.
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils and Cover by GREG LAND The Squadron Supreme has invaded the Ultimate Universe seeking revenge, and Earth strikes back with its biggest guns! It's the smackdown of the year as the Squadron Supreme go toe-to-toe with the Ultimates, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Ultimate X-Men and Ultimate Spidey himself. And neither world will survive unscathed. You cannot miss it! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by MARK MILLAR Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR. Cover by BRANDON PETERSON 'VISIONS' Learn the origin of the space-faring robot known as the Vision-and get ready for next month's debut of her all-new limited series! Join Ultimates 2 and Civil War writer Mark Millar and The Eternals' John Romita Jr. in this special edition that collects all six backup stories from the pages of the Ultimate comics. Delve into the motivation and mission of this most fascinating new Ultimate character! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99 Note: Includes all new coloring for the first two chapters!
In the last night of time, in a Vegas casino fashioned after the Vatican, author Thomas Carlyle is as good as dead. Swilling a mortal dose of alcohol, he will perish among the ridiculously grotesque patrons of Vatican City, Las Vegas as they pursue an elusive jackpot token called The Godhead.Carlyle unwittingly bumbles through corporate mafia intrigue as Vatican City's management, the Medici Crime Family, plots to enslave all the casino patrons to dreams of eternal wealth.Desperate to restore some meaning to life in his last hours, Carlyle, in the company of his 'squire', the French midget Soo Soo, undertakes a surreal Grail quest to renew his failed love affair with casino cocktail nun Mona Mour. As the night deepens and the forces of Vegas evil threaten to rob human existence of all nonmaterial significance. Carlyle dreams a final reckoning that will bring the Medici Crime Family and all of Vatican City's managerial clergy to justice in a shocking cinematic twist. A brutal and brilliant satire of modern materialism. Vatican City, Las Vegas redefines the literary possibilities of the graphic novel as it becomes an instant classic in the genre.
by Dan Parent 'Shopping 101': Budget cuts force Riverdale High to subsidize by leasing and selling school property to all of Veronica's favorite stores! 'Santa's Little Helper': Veronica secretly takes a 'Santa's helper' position to be closer to department store Santa Archie who, unbeknownst to Veronica, has left early for the day! 'You're Cooked!': Betty and Veronica decide to bake this year's Christmas tree ornaments. Can they keep Jughead from 'un-decorating' the tree?
Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by Phil Winslade The Warlord encounters a diabolical temptress who is not at all what she seems! Don't miss this tale of sword-and-sorcery mysticism! On sale November 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Final Issue
Written by Mike Carey Art and cover by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend Variant cover by Jason Pearson The tension mounts as Dane, Red and Ab-Death investigate another gruesome crime scene and make a frightening discovery - which soon leads them to a nasty encounter with the cause of the carnage! Meanwhile, Ashe and the recently revived Mother-One embark on a rescue mission. But most importantly, what is the secret of the Blood Box? Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Whilce Portacio; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by Jason Pearson, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale November 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by JIMMIE ROBINSON Penciled by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO Cover by DOUG ALEXANDER What if the world's deadliest killing machine was never de-programmed? Over half a year has passed since the Hand took control of Wolverine, forcing him to assassinate one great hero after another. Now only a handful of super-powered beings are left to stop him. Who will risk their life to end the path of death and destruction? Written by the creator of indie sensation BOMB QUEEN. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
by Grant & Cooper Steven Grant's legendary First Comics heroine is back as an all-new, all-different character! In New Orleans, on the eve of Katrina, a collection of privatized black ops agents gather to provide security for a special mission: a drugs-for-weapons swap. Into this gathering steps a woman - the new Whisper - who may or may not be the woman they think she is; a woman who's supposed to be dead, is very skilled and precise at violence, and seems to have useful gaps in her memory. Whoever she is, whatever her agenda may be, her skills make her invaluable to the man commanding the mission, and he's willing to use her until she runs out of uses! Cover by Kody Chamberlain.
by David Wohl Another installment of the new series of manga format digests brings you the classic adventures of the Witchblade! Issues 10-20! Top Cow Productions, one of the leading publishers of comic books in North America, opens its archives again and Bandai Entertainment is proud to unveil a new series of graphic novels featuring their legendary character Witchblade! In the Spring of 2006, a 26 episode Witchblade anime series will be broadcast from Gonzo studios. This is the first American comic book character to be turned into an authentic anime series and will generate enormous interest for this graphic novel series. This is the story of Sara Pezzini, a New York street Detective, and how she came to wield the most powerful artifact in the universe…the Witchblade. Her journey will take you through the murder-filled alleys of New York to the highest towers of society as a supernatural war is waged within her own soul.
X-MEN #193
Written by MIKE CAREY Pencils and Cover by CHRIS BACHALO 'SUPERNOVAS' It's fight night! The X-Men battle it out with their mysterious new foes, The Children, right above the Xavier Institute! And when the dust clears, what decision does Rogue make that will shake the X-Men to their core?! Part 6 (of 6)! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Pencils & sketches previewing upcoming projects by new Young Guns artists BILLY TAN (UNCANNY X-MEN), CLAYTON CRAIN (GHOST RIDER), SIMONE BIANCHI (WOLVERINE), LEINIL YU (NEW AVENGERS), PASQUAL FERRY (ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR) & ARIEL OLIVETTI (PUNISHER: WAR JOURNAL) Marvel's Young Guns are THE up-and-coming artists to watch for during the next few years! Each artist has a major project coming from the House of Ideas in 2006, and each is guaranteed to be hotter than a smoking gun! Now, as excitement builds, Marvel is pleased to offer this special-edition sketchbook preview, featuring just a sampling of art so good, it's making the entire industry sit up and notice! 48 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Rated A ...$3.99
Written by MIKE RAICHT Pencils & Cover by KYLE HOTZ The hordes of zombies gathered outside the highway rest stop have smashed and clawed their way through the plaster walls and reinforced doors, and are now just yards from the few human survivors whose flesh just might sate their relentless hunger. But that just might be the least of the survivors' problems. The homicidal bank robbers with twitchy trigger fingers are more concerned with their spoils than their survival, and the military doctor who seems to know a bit too much about the undead is acting a bit funny... As greed and survival collide against a horrendous backdrop, a man named Simon Garth just might hold the key to everyone's survival... The undead continue to walk the Earth in this 4-issue MAX limited series written by Mike Raicht, with art by Kyle Hotz. 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.
It's tech prowess meets undead mayhem! In this special two-part tale of carnage from the Eisner Award-nominated team of artist Ashley Wood (Popbot) and writer Chris Ryall (The Great and Secret Show), a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies has only one chance at recovery-a team of robots that must protect and clone a lone surviving human baby. They just need to do this amidst the endless hordes of zombies who have been driven rabid by their frustration at inedible bots and their lust to eat the one living brain left on the planet. This special 24-page story will feature two special covers, one zombie and one robot, from artist Wood. Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio. Retailers: see your order form for a special incentive



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