Arriving Wednesday 11/8/06

52 WEEK #27
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
ABSOLUTE DC: THE NEW FRONTIER HC Written by Darwyn Cooke Art and cover by Cooke Writer/illustrator Darwyn Cooke's critically acclaimed masterpiece DC: THE NEW FRONTIER is celebrated in this oversized Absolute edition featuring new story pages, detailed annotations, alternate sequences and an extensive gallery of sketches, pinups, action figure art and much more! In the 1950s, Cold War paranoia outlawed the Mystery Men of the Golden Age. Stalwarts such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman continued to fight for truth and justice, but as the world hurtled toward an uncertain future, it would take a new breed of hero to define the American Way. DC: THE NEW FRONTIER takes readers on an epic journey from the end of the Golden Age of heroes to the beginnings of the legendary Justice League of America. Darwyn Cooke's most ambitious project yet features the stunning color art of Dave Stewart, an introduction by DC's President & Publisher Paul Levitz, and an afterword by Cooke. Advance-solicited; on sale October 4 • 464 pg, FC, $75.00 US
by Fred Van Lente & Ryan Dunlavey Slide into a booth at the Action Philosophers diner and feast your brain on the ideas of The Pre-Socratics, history's earliest (and weirdest) thinkers; Aristotle, the master of metaphysics; and Epictetus The Stoic, the slave whose brutally simple ethics transformed the ancient world! This Xeric award winning title is sure to make you laugh, and hopefully think.
Written by TOM DEFALCO Pencils and Cover by RON FRENZ Mayday's ambivalence about returning to the spider-life may prove fatal for one of her closest friends! Believing that Spider-Girl could be a volunteer at St. Andrews Shelter, a brand-new super-assassin targets all the teenage girls and sets his sights on Courtney Duran! Introducing an all-new super-villain and a guest appearance of the Hobgoblin! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Written by KEITH GIFFEN Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO Left behind, can Drax survive... Thanos takes action... and Nova sets course on a suicide mission. Bottom line, no Marvel Cosmic fan will forgive himself for missing THIS ISSUE! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Written by JOE CASEY Penciled by WILL ROSADO Cover by DAVE JOHNSON Goliath! The Wasp! Hawkeye! The Black Panther! The Vision! They are... Earth's Mightiest Heroes?! Beginning a second look into the history of the Avengers in this all-new mini-series written by original EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES scribe, Joe Casey. A new team has risen to supplant the original legends -- and these members have to prove their worth all over again. Can Goliath withstand the pressures of leadership? Can the Black Panther reconcile his duties as both king and Avenger? Can Hawkeye survive his own dysfunctional love life? And will the public ever accept the Vision as a hero? An all-new, previously untold adventure featuring the mostly unlikely Avengers lineup of all! With covers by Dave Johnson (100 Bullets). 32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/ Rated A ...$3.99
Written by Grant Morrison Art by Andy Kubert & Jesse Delperdang Cover by Kubert The shocking conclusion of the 4-part 'Batman and Son,' by the team of writer Grant Morrison and artists Andy Kubert & Jesse Delperdang! On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
BATMAN AND THE MAD MONK #4 Written by Matt Wagner Art and cover by Wagner Matt Wagner continues his exhilarating re-imagination of one of Batman's earliest Golden Age adventures! Howling creatures of the night, gothic hideouts and sinister death traps - these are the machinations of Gotham's latest scourge: the Mad Monk! A young Dark Knight Detective will soon discover that some horrors defy scientific analysis and methodological investigation! On sale November 8 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US
Written by Scott Beatty Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty Cover by Dave McCaig When is a Catwoman not a thief? When she's been hired by a bank to test their security, that's when. But when Bruce Wayne finds out about the bank's shady dealings, only Batman save Catwoman from a trap that even she can't escape! On sale November 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
by Greg Pak & Nigel Raynor The best-selling comic book series from Dynamite continues! Faced with a deadly Cylon Baseship, Commander Adama and the crew of the Battlestar Galactica face their most desperate hour. As desperate times call for equally desperate measures, Adama takes up a role long left in his past on a mission with Starbuck and Zak to battle the Cylons face-to-face! Featuring covers by series artist Nigel Raynor (25%) along with Adriano Batista (25%), another stunning photo cover featuring Cylon Six and Boomer (25%), and special guest alternate cover artist Pat Lee (25%)!
by Dan Parent, Mike Pellowski & Stan Goldberg 'Jingle's Jangled!': Betty and Veronica are smitten by the new hunk at school. Just wait until they find out it's really Jingles, Santa's now ex-elf in disguise! Jingles hopes to get a taste of Archie's life, but soon realizes the snow isn't always whiter on the other side of the sleigh! 'Present Tense': When Betty and Veronica spot Archie picking up a giant self-portrait at the photo shop, each thinks it's their Christmas gift!
More surprise reunions, as Döa and Isaku run into some high-strung acquaintances on the streets of Edo. Isaku reveals that he's got more going for him than long legs and pretty eyes, and Döa shows that there's more under her hat than a stubborn mind. An action-packed exercise in survival ensues, leaving Rin dumbstruck. Hiroaki Samura's hilarious 'Biography' text piece continues, with exclusive pinups-an added bonus found only in this monthly series. This issue also features Stan Shaw's third back cover illustration that will link up with other Blade of the Immortal covers to form an exciting, extended image! • 2006 Eagle Award winner for 'Favorite Manga Title.' • Winner of Japan's prestigious Media Arts Award and America's own Will Eisner Award. FOR MATURE READERS Blade of the Immortal © 2006 by Hiroaki Samura. All rights reserved. New and adapted artwork and text copyright 2006 Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Pencils and Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS World War II. America needs a super soldier. Only one man possesses the formula to create the perfect fighting machine from volunteer Steve Rogers. But when a deadly bullet kills Dr. Erskine along with his bodyguard, M.P. Ben Parker, Steve's destiny-and that of the Marvel Universe-is changed forever. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Will Pfeifer Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Sandra Hope Cover by Camuncoli & Gabriele Dell'Otto One of DC's mightiest champions explodes into the WildStorm Universe in this collection of the 9-issue miniseries! A stranger's odyssey through a world close to his own, but different in so many ways is chronicled in this epic tale. Will the WildStorm Universe ever be the same? Advance-solicited; on sale November 8 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Written by Man of Action, Alain Matz and Tom Warburton Art by Dario Brizuela, Kim Arndt, John Delaney, Robert Smith and Mike DeCarlo Cover by Clay Croker Ben learns that heroes aren't always big bruisers who punch things. Meanwhile, Coop and Jaime have to defend the earth from a ravenous alien experiment gone bad! On sale November 8 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
by Fabian Nicieza & Tom Grummett From Marvel Comics. A special edition reprinting Thunderbolts #103-#105! The superhuman registration act has been signed into law -- sides are being chosen -- but what side do our former villains fall on?
Written by ZEB WELLS Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI Cover by JIM CHEUNG Trapped within the most secure superhuman penal colony ever devised, hunted by the most dangerous teenaged killing machine ever incarcerated, the Young Avengers and the Runaways might even stand a chance of survival-if they could put aside their mutual dislike for just one minute! 32 PGS./NO ADS/Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by ED BRUBAKER Art and Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS Top Ten writer Ed Brubaker (Daredevil, Cap, Uncanny X-Men) and best-selling Marvel Zombies artist Sean Phillips' CRIMINAL is shooting your way, and all smart comic readers may as well have a bullseye on their foreheads! Leo has reluctantly joined on for the heist to end all heists, but nothing is what it seems, and when this job falls apart, it's in a hail of bullets and double-crosses that leave him shattered. What will he do next? Run for his freaking life! But will anywhere be safe, when the cops and the bad-guys are all after him? Advance buzz is already spreading about CRIMINAL, and critics are predicting it'll be Brubaker and Phillips best work yet. And as a bonus, each issue of Criminal is packed from cover to cover with content, featuring a full length continuing story, as well as back-up stories and articles and DVD-style behind the scenes extras. 32 PGS. NO ADS!/Mature …$2.99
Detectives Aponte and Ortiz feel the real and first-hand danger of their investigation into the mysterious gang slayings as a close brush with some thugs on the run leaves them standing face to face with the killer apparition looking to kill again. RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
The comic-related intrigue continues as the CSIs narrow down the search for the killer! All signs point to Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada as being guilty of murder, but is dead really dead in this case? And what do other suspects like Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Peter David, and other comic pros know about the murder of Rich Johnston? The penultimate issue of murder at a comic con! *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
by Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt Caught in the middle of a web of kidnapping, betrayal, and damnation, Eddie can't escape the city's most ruthless demon gangs. The Damned combines the supernatural sensibilities of Joss Whedon with the stark reality of Miller's Crossing to form a taught thriller that can't be ignored!
by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata Light is working as Kira, the newest member of the NPA intelligence bureau, and has nearly succeeded in creating his ideal world. But the years of uncontested victory have made him complacent, and he is unprepared for a new attack close to home. With his younger sister Sayu kidnapped and the NPA's Death Note demanded as ransom, Light must travel across the world and confront two new adversaries, each with a very different agenda. Rating: T+
by Samit Basu, Mukesh Singh, & Aditya Chari The gods unite to bless Tara and send her hurtling irrevocably towards divintiy. Meanwhile, with murder on their minds, the warriors of the light and dark assemble at a ruined temple where the Devi-to-be lies in a deep trance. Only two people want Tara to live - a failed policeman, and a lapsed priest. Can they save her in spite of the overwhelming odds?
DMZ #13
Written by Brian Wood Art by Riccardo Burchielli Cover by Wood Artist Riccardo Burchielli returns for the 5-part 'Public Works' story arc. Now that he's a free agent after severing his contract with Liberty News, Matty goes undercover as a day laborer on various construction sites around the city. And it doesn't take long before he stumbles on some shady business with Trustwell, Inc., the corporation behind most of the reconstruction. On sale November 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN Pencils and Cover by MARCOS MARTIN He's a hero who just wants to be a surgeon, she's a surgeon who just wants to be a hero. From the pages of DAREDEVIL, the mysterious woman known as NIGHT NURSE joins Doctor Strange on a paranormal mission to save millions of lives. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
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Written by NEIL GAIMAN Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR. Cardstock Cover by RICK BERRY Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. All the mysteries are answered, as Neil Gaiman (1602, Anansi Boys, Sandman) and John Romita Jr. (AMAZING SPIDER-MEN, WOLVERINE) bring you the penultimate chapter of ETERNALS. The remaining Eternals have to fight for their existence and the nature of the cosmos is explained. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99
Written by Bill Willingham Cover by James Jean Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha and Inaki Miranda The Homelands' conference is wrapping up and the drums of war are beginning to sound. It looks like insignificant Pinocchio is the only one who can stop it - if he can convince the others to stand down. If only Pinocchio didn't have the oratory skills of an underachieving cinderblock... This issue also includes a free preview of CROSSING MIDNIGHT #1. On sale November 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Shawn Granger, Orlando Baez, and Kenneth Landgraf A troubled teen gets more than bargained for when sent to his aunt and uncle's farm for the summer. Family Bones is based on the true story of the oldest married couple on Missouri's death row, Ray and Faye Copeland, as experienced one summer by their unwitting nephew. In Family Bones, rebellious teen Sean is shuttled from one family member to the next, finally landing at the farm owned by his elderly Aunt and Uncle. There, the city boy must quickly adapt to the rigors of farm life. Sean must also adjust to the emotional and physical abuse that Uncle Ray visits upon his wife and nephew.
Written by Stuart Moore Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne Cover by Brian Stelfreeze The penultimate chapter of 'In My Father's House!' The mystery villain's plan is revealed - and it's a plan that stretches throughout the DCU. But as Firestorm races against the clock to stop him, Firehawk holds a secret that may lead to nuclear armageddon! On sale November 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by MARC SUMERAK & CHRIS ELIOPOULOS Pencils and Cover by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS He's been nominated for an Eisner and three Harvey awards! He's turned invisible, bounced across the country and fought giant squids! He's tried every last nanobyte of H.E.R.B.I.E.'s patience! And now's your chance to once again join everyone's favorite lab brat, Franklin Richards, on five more exciting adventures! See what all the buzz is about... you'll be THANKFUL you did! 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99
GEN 13 #2
Written by Gail Simone Art and cover by Talent Caldwell & Matt 'Batt' Banning Variant cover by Ed McGuinness & Sandra Hope The new mysteries of the teenage super-team unfold, courtesy of writer Gail Simone and artists Talent Caldwell and Batt! Following the manifestation of their powers, the kids find themselves at the mercy of I.O. and their 'doctors.' But what's the ultimate motivation for the battery of tests and experiments being performed on the kids? Is there have any hope of escape? And how does John Lynch play into everything? Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Talent Caldwell & Matt 'Batt' Banning; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by Ed McGuinness & Sandra Hope may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale November 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Writer: Joe Casey Artist: Josh Medors Cover Artists: A-Tim Seeley, Incentive Cover-Adam Hughes It had to happen - no one is safe when the Baroness finally breaks out! She's furious and gunning for everyone! Plus, more on the Phoenix Guard and their unbelievable mission! Cobra Commander's most ambitious scheme continues! And from the smoke of defeat, the G.I. Joe team strikes back!
Gilded Lillies is Jillian Tamaki's first book and collects many of the incredible illustrations she has done for high profile magazines (New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker), as well as new drawing and comics. It reprints her mini-comic City of Champions, a stream-of-consciousness ode to the city of post-Gretzky Edmonton. Tamaki paints a portrait of a city populated by 'cautious optimists' and 'resigned cynics' and filled with accidental street theatre. The featured comic is The Tapemines, an 80-page wordless scroll about feral children in forests of cassette tape. Other comics celebrate her Brooklyn neighborhood. Her inspirations include German expressionists George Grosz and Otto Dix, as well as Japanese and Inuit printmaking. Although gifted with the brush, Tamaki's comics and drawings are character-driven and focus heavily on observational narrative. Her unique style often celebrates the inherent beauty in the grotesque.
Written by Judd Winick Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens It's the end of Ollie's training just before he returned to Star City - and at more than full strength! But at what cost - and with whom at his side? On sale November 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Geoff Johns Art by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert Cover by Ethan Van Sciver Part 1 of the shocking new story arc 'Wanted: Hal Jordan!' On the run from a legion of intergalactic bounty hunters and the new Global Guardians, Green Lantern is on the path to discovering who put a price on his head and the shocking reason why. Meanwhile, John Stewart's undercover role is compromised, and Alan Scott makes a decision on what to do about the renegade Green Lantern: Hal Jordan.
(W) Mark Waid (P) Eric Basaldua (Col) Steve Firchow (Cov) Eric Basaldua or Marc Silvestri The origins of the Hunter-Killer program stand fully revealed as Morningstar shows Ellis the future of all mankind--a fiery Armageddon that cannot be prevented, only delayed--and even then only if Ellis can finally prove to Samantha and the other Hunter-Killers that he's sane while the rest of their world is mad! Two covers available by Eric Basaldua or Marc Silvestri! Have your retailer reserve your favorite!
Written by Howard Chaykin Art and cover by Killian Plunkett & Tom Nguyen Part 4 of the 6-part 'Sacred Trust.' The JLA sinks deeper and deeper undercover…until their cover is blown wide open on the battlefield - leaving their mission against two warring armies of metahumans a failure! On sale November 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
story GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN art & cover RICK REMENDER 32 PAGES FC OCTOBER 25 $2.99 CHAPTER FIVE: 'IT'S A WONDERFUL DEATH' Will Christmas return to mankind? Will Santa save the Kid? Santa, the Elves and Gary the Snowman finish the fight. It's the final chapter in this sure-to-be-classic holiday tale.
by M. Sean McManus & Chris Moreno Battered, beaten, and hell-bent on revenge, Mark Grimm's obsession with his wife's death twists him into knots. The only path to finding her murderer lies in joining forces with the evil that grips the city. Grimm's alliance with darkness consumes what's left of his soul and reveals a much darker truth...
by Dwight L. MacPherson & Mathieu Benoit A day at the zoo for a group of kids is no cause for alarm - unless thse kids are from the bowels of Hell! Join Jim Reaper, Louie, Lucy, and Boog for a trip to the zoo! It doesn't take long for the trip to turn into Bedlam, and it's up to Jim to save the day - that is, if he can control his bowels long enough!
by Todd Meister & Jennifer Feinberg In the final chapter in the Saga of Little Scrowlie, old villains return, current villains are vanquished, and Moloch is restored to his rightful throne. Plus, Scrowlie and Alabaster must seriously ponder the age-old question between cats and their owners: if I were bigger, would I eat you? Let the feast begin!

Written by A.J. Lieberman Art and cover by Al Barrionuevo & Bit The Martian Manhunter and his new allies are under attack from all sides! It's up to J'ohn to keep the peace between the humans he has sworn to protect and the last remnants of his long-lost Martian civilization. On sale November 8 • 4 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by ZEB WELLS Pencils and Cover by KANO Flying cars, covert missions and secret day, she is the Invisible Girl of the Fantastic Four, but by night, she is...SUE STORM, SECRET AGENT! 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99
NEW AVENGERS #18 YOUNG AVENGERS #5 HOUSE OF M #7 (PART 3) 72 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99
by Ben Towle As the American newspaper reporter H.R. Makes his way across the Atlantic to rendezvous with a Russian icebreaker, the now stranded crew of the airship Italia prepare for an extended stay on the drifting icepack where they have crashed. Difficulties arise on both fronts as H.R. finds day-to-day life challenging aboard a foreign vessel, while on the ice, fissures begin to form among the marooned crewmen.
by Stefan Petrucha & Vaughn Ross Ned Nickerson arrested for shoplifting! Nancy Drew threatened with a lawsuit! A rare computer chip stolen from Rackham Industries! It all gets even more exciting when Nancy receives a mysterious charm bracelet in the mail...and soon a crime is committed for each charm! Will Nancy, even with the help of Bess and George, be able to find the real culprit before Ned is convicted?
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST Pencils by MIKE NORTON Cover by PACO MEDINA 'WHATEVER HAPPENED TO WITHER?' Part 1 (of 1)! The New X-Men are still reeling from the events of last issue, but the real concern is: Where has Wither been this whole time? After leaving the Mansion, Wither set out on his own...but what has he been up to? Find out here. Also, what does Selene have to do with all this?! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Devin Grayson Art by Cliff Chiang, Phil Hester, Brad Walker and others Cover by Hester & Ande Parks An explosive new volume collecting Nightwing #112-117, the final story arc before One Year Later! This tale continues the adventures of Dick Grayson's double life in Blüdhaven, guest-starring Lex Luthor, Deathstroke and Oracle. Advance-solicited; on sale November 8 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
After a nearly 5 year absence from comics, Joe Matt returns with his funniest, and possibly best issue of Peepshow yet. This issue is the conclusion of a four issue story arc that documents Joe's obsessive 'editing' of porn videos. Days go by where Joe never leaves his room, so that all of his quality time can be spent creating just the right scenes, where all the guys' faces have been deleted from the final cut to make one 'flawlessly edited' compilation. This is Joe Matt at his lowest ebb, a harrowing and yet still darkly funny portrait of an artist as misanthropic porn fiend. Offered in Previews are two other Joe Matt books, Fair Weather and the Peepshow Cartoon Diary, both excellent companions to this new issue.
story KIERON GILLEN art & cover JAMIE McKELVIE 32 PAGES BW OCTOBER 4 $3.50 'FASTER' Kohl's search for the goddess Britannia becomes ever more frantic. A race down his list of contacts leads him into a desperate pilgrimage to an isolated shack in Yorkshire. There, a broken phonomancer tells him of the mysterious Memory Kingdoms, and the ritual he must perform to travel to one. Can Kohl survive the journey intact?
by Various The trilogy is complete. With Project: Romantic, AdHouse Books follows up their smash hit of Superior and Telstar with a book bout love and... love stuff. The contributors range from well known comic superstars to up-and-coming indy peeps and illustrators. This book comes in Softcover and Hardcover (Signed, limited to 500 copies) formats.
Written by GARTH ENNIS Penciled by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ Cover by TIM BRADSTREET 'Man of Stone,' Part 4 It's high noon in the mountains of Afghanistan. As Frank Castle and his ragtag crew of mercenaries square off against General Nikolai Alexandrovich Zakharov - a.k.a. 'The Man of Stone' - and a battalion of Russian Marines. The Punisher is boxed in, outmanned - just the way he likes it. 32 PGS./Explicit Content ...$2.99 THERE IS A STRICT NO OVERPRINT POLICY ON ALL MAX TITLES PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS AND PLACE THEM BY THE FOC.
by Shamik Dasgupta The tranquility of the remote settlement of Janasthan is broken by a surprise Asura demon attack. Rama must decide whether to stick to his Kshatriya-warrior code and die honorably in battle - as well as sacrifice the peaceful villagers he has sworn to protect - or save his people and surrender no matter what the royal cost.
by Michael Avon Oeming & Mel Rubi, with Stephen Sadowski THE RETURN OF KULAN GATH: Part 5 'A Clash of Red!'-The ultimate Red Sonja story continues by the all-star team of Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Brian Buchellato and friends! This issue: Red Sonja, Osin and Suumarro are joined by Blyke, former bard of Suumaro's father, and a host of ice men on the journey into the frozen wastes to recruit the aid of the old gods. Meanwhile, Gath continues to push the boundaries of his prison as he seeks to escape his chains and take over the very world! This issue features covers by E-Bass, Mel Rubi, Stephen Sadowski, and Dick Giordano, all shipping in an equal ratio!
by James Turner After a library patron is sucked into a book in the library reading room, Rex must mount a rescue mission to save her. Unfortunately this will be no small task, for the offending text is a compendium of the most horrific monsters from fact and fiction ever assembled. Assailed on all sides by gibbering beasts and living nightmares, Rex must use all his skill and cunning just in order to survive!
Written by Andy Hartnell Art & Cover by Nick Bradshaw & Jim Charalampidis Arness and Evy's epic journey kicks into high gear as they outrun a band of assassins who have been dispatched from Demortia itself. With the price on their heads growing higher by the day, will Arness and Evy be able to trust their lives and secrets with anyone? Or even each other? On sale November 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Tania del Rio 'Hidden Powers': Fed up with constantly having to come up with a water-breathing spell so Llandra can visit merman Narayan, Sabrina works up a spell that will give Narayan legs instead! The only problem is that the spell doesn't exist, and there are no new spells in supply. Her timing couldn't be worse as back in the Magic Realm, it's time for the year-end 'magical review.' Sabrina's teacher is concerned that she has tapped into some secret advanced magic that could have unforeseen ramifications. The council agrees and even imprisons Sabrina, keeping her under surveillance! Only the Queen knows the secret behind Sabrina's powers - but will she reveal them?!
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO Starring Wolverine, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Captain America, Black Widow, Luke Cage and more! Brian Michael Bendis, the most popular and acclaimed writer in comics, reveals the darkest chapter in Marvel Universe history! When Nick Fury discovers a disturbing connection between many of Marvel's deadliest villains, he assembles a ragtag team of the MU's most misunderstood heroes for a secret mission to do what the U.S. government could never allow - eventually leading to a super-powered blowout between a who's who of NYC heroes and mutants! Featuring the American debut of the stunning, fully painted work of Italian artist Gabriele Dell'Otto. Collects SE CRET WAR #1-5 and SECRET WAR: FROM THE FILES OF NICK FURY. 256 PGS./Rated T+ ...$24.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1331-2
Written by FRANK CHO Penciled by FRANK CHO Cover by FRANK CHO She's bold, she's beautiful, and she's your best hope of escaping the raptors nipping at your heels. She's Shanna, the She-Devil! Award-winning creator Frank Cho brings you Marvel's bodacious jungle girl as you've never seen her before: Reborn from Nazi science gone mad to battle her genetic destiny on an island full of prehistoric horrors. Shanna has never looked this good - or acted this bad! Collects SHANNA, THE SHE-DEVIL #1-7. 168 PGS./ Parental Advisory ...$16.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1038-0
by Ian Flynn & Tracy Yardley 'Order and Chaos: the Gathering' Part 1 (of 2) - A new and deadly evil lurks in the darkness, prepared to strike Sonic and destroy the entire planet. This latest menace proves to be one of Sonic's deadliest villains ever. Sonic and the Freedom Fighters may be no match for this fiend! Sonic might be forced to put a friend or two's life in danger just to stop him! Also, Antoine and Bunnie are finally back together and love is in full bloom again! What can Sonic say that could put this relationship in jeopardy? Find out in this intriguing back-up tale.
The one friend Spike has made at the Mosaic Asylum has been staked. Bad for her-but even worse for the guy who staked her. It's an all-out prison-style battle royale as Spike gets revenge the only way he knows how-with insults, fists and sharp objects. But when Mosaic's dirty little secret comes to light, it looks like Spike is going to have to call in some outside help to save the day. Spike's latest adventure, courtesy of screenwriter Brian Lynch and artist Franco Urru! *Retailers: See your order form for special incentives
'For over a thousand generations the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times, before the Empire.' -Ben Kenobi The dark times are here. Even as the worlds of the former Republic are drawn into the iron grip of Palpatine's Empire, the galaxy seems adrift in a sea of chaos, lawlessness, and despair. On Coruscant, Darth Vader waits for his Master to reveal his vision for the future. But is there a plan beyond obtaining power? On New Plympto, Jedi Master Dass Jennir leads a Nosaurian army in a war they have already lost. Is this what it now means to be a Jedi? Dark Times #1 is the gateway to a new era in Star Wars history, an era where the future is grim, evil is on the rise, and all paths seem to lead nowhere . . . • Moving into the new, unexplored territory of the time period immediately following Revenge of the Sith. • References the events in the Del Rey novel Dark Lord.
Written by Christos N. Gage Art and cover by Doug Mahnke Variant covers by Trevor Hairsine The excitement of WorldStorm continues as Christos Gage (DEADSHOT, TVs Numb3rs) and Doug Mahnke (JLA, TEAM ZERO) bring an incredible new vision to this WildStorm Universe cornerstone! Originally a U.N. crisis intervention force with a global reach, StormWatch suffered a very visible and crippling blow following a catastrophe in New York City. With their limitations now exposed, facing budget cuts and internal gutting, former Weatherman Jackson King is tasked with a near-impossible mission: develop new methods of superpowered-being apprehension and containment on a shoestring budget. Gone are the fancy orbital satellites and matter-teleportation services, traded for a dingy office staffed with second-rate heroes and former villains to combat the growing crisis of post-human threats. Does humanity - and this Post Human Division - stand a chance? Retailers: This issue will feature 3 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Doug Mahnke; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by Trevor Hairsine, 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 Trevor Hairsine, may be ordered for every 50 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale November 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Ben Abernathy
Written by Kurt Busiek Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino Taken to a dark future, Lois and Jimmy bear witness to the end of civilization. In a world torn apart by natural disasters, where Lex Luthor and some of the most powerful supervillains rule humanity, not even Superman can save the world. Even worse, this dystopian future may be Superman's fault! On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by David Sandlin Swamp Preacher describes the quasi-mythic beginnings of the nameless founder of Pur-Ton-o-Fun Co., the mysterious but wildly successful fundamentalist novelty-item company that protagonist Bill Grimm works for to take on the sins of others in order to save their souls. But such heroism yields ugly consequences. Bill must rejuvenate himself by being born again as Swamp Preacher, in the dismal bogs of birth!
Written by David Lapham and Brian Azzarello Art by Eric Battle & Prentis Rollins and Cliff Chiang Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta Old habits die hard - even for a dead cop. Detective Allen thinks the case is closed when a slumlord and his deranged murderer get what's coming to them at the hands of his alter ego…the Spectre! But he's in for big surprise when the cosmic authority over crime, guilt, and punishment mysteriously continues to haunt the wretched Gotham tenement. Plus, more of Azzarello's & Chiang's Dr. Thirteen! On sale November 8 • 2 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by Geoff Johns Art by Tony S. Daniel & Kevin Conrad Cover by Daniel In Part 3 of 'Titans Around the World,' the team meets the strange, mysterious and very cute Miss Martian. What's her secret? And how can she help the Titans? On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
IDW continues their look back at some of the most beloved Transformers comics from years past. This special monthly series continues to present classic hard-to-find stories from the past two decades of Transformers comics. Nick Roche (Transformers Spotlight: Shockwave) once again presents a new cover recreation of the original cover art. This issue features the story 'King of the Hill!' originally presented in Marvel Comics' The Transformers #27! *Retailers: See your order form for special incentives
Since the day Vash spotted his decimated soul in the middle of the desert, Nicholas Wolfwood has become a favorite of fans. A man of the cloth with a tortured soul and a past full of bullets, the protector of our story's hero, Wolfwood might just be reaching the end of his pew. Ironically, the past has come back to attack him. And by that we mean Livio, the young man Nicholas once befriended. Livio is more than a match for Wolfwood, having been trained by the same master, Chapel. And now the master and both disciples meet in a deadly face-off, and only one man will survive. But readers are in for more than just one surprise in this climactic volume of Trigun. • Presented in a fashion directly approved by Nightow himself, Trigun Maximum is so authentic that . . . well, it can hardly be more so. Includes facetious inner cover art and Nightow's hilarious back page commentary, as always. TRIGUN MAXIMUM Volume 10 © YASUHIRO NAITO 2000. Originally published in Japan in 2000 by SHONEN GAHOSHA Co., Ltd., TOKYO. English translation rights arranged with SHONEN GAHOSHA Co., Ltd., TOKYO through TOHAN CORPORATION, TOKYO. English translation copyright © Dark Horse Comics, Inc./Digital Manga, Inc.
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN Pencils and Cover by BEN OLIVER 'CABLE' It's a battle royale between the X-Men and this bizarre visitor from the future-Ultimate Cable, whose secrets will shake the house that Xavier built to its very core. But that's not all-there's also the sudden arrival of another time traveler-Ultimate Bishop, who's been on the trail of Cable for a reason that will blow you away! We kid you not. Part 2 (of 4). 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
by Neil Kleid, Paul Cotes and Fernando Pinto 'Harry Woodworth and the Double Secret Probation Prophecy' - The boys travel to jolly olde England to pay their respects to Richard's late uncle, Harry, who is revealed to be the last descendant of an ancient wizarding fraternity that's been mocked and derided for ages. Can the Bears use their science and might to teach the clan how to party and beat their enemies? Will they be a match for the diabolical Alpha Omagus?
by Warren Ellis & Max Fiumara Warren Ellis' smash-hit horror series returns for a carnage-filled sequel with all of the original creative team! It's just a handful of miles from Smoky Island to the city of Hope on the northwest coast of the United States. It didn't take long for the cloud of black gas that erupted from the middle of Smoky Island to blow across the Atlantic channel between them. Soo Park is the sole survivor of what the black gas did to Smoky Island. She thought she'd be safe when she got to the mainland. She could not have been more wrong. The black gas turned the few hundred people on Smoky Island into insane death-crazed cannibals. There are a million people in the city of Hope. This is a zombie holocaust. As well as the Regular cover by Jacen Burrows, this issue is available with Wraparound, Terror and Gore covers by series artist Max Fiumara!
Written by PAUL CORNELL Pencils and Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE Pete Wisdom has a lot of fairies to kill. Yes, fairies are supposed to be nice and magical and charming, but they are currently attacking England. Hugo Award nominee Paul Cornell (BBC's Dr. Who and Robin Hood) and fan-favorite artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis, Ultimate Six) bring you a sci-fi mini-series unlike anything you've seen before! 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.
Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by STEVE DILLON Cover by JOE QUESADA 50/50 Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI 'Savior', Part 3 of 5 While Omega Red holds Jubilee hostage and with S.H.I.E.L.D. hot on his trail, Logan makes his way to Berlin - the site of an ill-fated mission during his time in Team X - to retrieve an ellusive artifact from the Cold War: the carbonadium synthesizer. Omega Red wants the synthesizer so that he can stabilize the deadly carbonadium bonded to his body-but can he be trusted to deliver on his end of the bargain? Of course not. Logan has a plan, though-but he's going to need some help from an old friend to pull it off. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99
by Layman, Neves, Garcia, Isanove, Neves and Batista Dynamite's special Xena event - 'Contest of Pantheons' - continues from writer John (Red Sonja) Layman and Fabiano Neves! The Warrior Princess is no stranger to death, but when she and Autolycus enter the realm of Hades, they find that all is not as it should be with the Lord of the Dead! Artist Adriano (Red Sonja) Batista provides another stunning Xena cover along with regular cover artist Neves and another thrilling photo cover shipping in an equal ratio!
Written by C. B. CEBULSKI Penciled by SANA TAKEDA, KYLE BAKER, KEI KOBAYASHI & BILL SIENKIEWICZ Cover by SANA TAKEDA In the tradition of the X-Men classic, 'Kitty's Fairy Tale,' comes a series of new legends, reimagining the greatest X-Men stories through folktales, myths and fables from across the globe. Collects X-MEN FAIRY TALES #1-4. 96 PGS./Rated A ...$10.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2207-9
Written by Brian K. Vaughan Art by Pia Guerra & Jose Marzan Jr. Cover by Massimo Carnevale Part 3 of the 4-part 'Motherland.' With the long-awaited revelation of who or what caused the plague that killed every man except for Yorick Brown, will new life be created or old ones snuffed out? On sale November 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Yoshitaka Amano & Jessie Horsting One of the world's greatest creators brings his most personal work to BOOM! Yoshitaka Amano debuts his first American comics project since Sandman: The Dream Hunters and Elektra-Wolverine: The Redeemer. One of the original concept artists for the Final Fantasy series of video games, along with creation and design of characters such as Vampire Hunter D and Gatachman (known as G-Force, or Battle of the Planets in the United States), Amano now focuses his creative vision on his own creation, Hero! Attending a gala party in New York City by way of a mysterious invitation, Hero finds a dark world ruled by creatures of myth and legend, and demons of peril and danger... and they all know him! In the midst of it all swirls a mysterious woman. Is she friend or foe? A tale of a wondrous journey and personal discovery, Hero Volume 1: Party of One features lavish, full-page illustrations, accompanied in text by writer Jessie Horsting. More than a decade in the making, Hero is at last complete and ready to debut, appealing to comic fans, fiction readers, and manga enthusiasts alike! Also available is a San Diego Comic Con exclusive hardcover edition, limited to 550 copies and signed by Amano!



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