Arriving Wednesday 12/6/06

52 WEEK #31
WEEK 31: Art by Chris Batista & Ruy Jose. 'Superman being out of the picture was the key. One of two keys, if you want to be cute about it.' Plus, The Origin of the Metal Men by Waid and Duncan Rouleau.
by Scott Zirkel, Courtney Huddleston, & Mike Garcia Owen Bryce was used to being bullied throughout the course of his still young life. Things would have continued along that beaten path if it wasn't for an accidental change inside of Owen. He finds that he has been endowed with special powers due to a government regulated experiments that his parents underwent. Owen will learn that while he may be faster and stronger than his peers, his talents tend to occasionally go 'haywire'.
by Tyler Chin-Tanner, James Boyle, & Fabio Redivo After a week of captivity in billionaire Alex Lowder's New York penthouse, Dr. Saida Nri makes one last attempt at escape before she concedes to Alex's wild plan to create his own reality TV show, Adrenaline. Meanwhile, Alex assembles a band of exceptional thrill-seekers who are so dissatisfied with their current lives that they're willing to throw themselves into anything.
Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by LEONARD KIRK Cover by TOMM COKER Revelations show one of the team to be a double agent, and another something more horrific than their enemies. The Atomic Age alliance crumbles as the team has its own Civil War. The time to test the leadership of Jimmy Woo is here. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Gail Simone Art by Eddy Barrows & Trevor Scott Cover by Ladrönn The Atom faces the size-changing serial killer Dwarfstar in a battle to the death as he tries to stop his adopted home, Ivy Town, from being destroyed by the ultimate war between magic and science!
Written by Harvey Pekar Art by Dean Haspiel, Gilbert Hernandez, Hilary Barta and others Cover by Hernandez Harvey Pekar is never at a loss for something to say about any topic. In the concluding issue of this groundbreaking miniseries, illustrated by an all-star roster of comics' finest artists, Harvey visits Chicago, offers his thoughts on the World Cup, and returns to battle another renegade bathroom fixture, among other adventures.
A quiet night out for Spike turns into a nightmarish trip through his past, as he's repeatedly confronted by familiar, long-departed faces. How will Spike react to meeting the sins of his past up close and personal? And where's Angel in all of this? Written by Scott Tipton (Spike: Lost and Found) with full art and colors provided by David Messina (Angel: Old Friends). Stephen Mooney (CSI: Dying in the Gutters) provides a variant cover, too. Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio. Retailers: see your order form for special incentives
by Mike Pellowski & Stan Goldberg 'Christmas Toy Story': While playing Santa, Archie learns of a child's wish to get an ultra-rare, super-expensive collectible toy for Christmas... a toy so rare, it would take a miracle! 'The Spoiler': Jinx Malloy is back, and strangely, this time he's brought nothing but good luck for Archie and Jughead! 'A Really Special Gift': Archie has just the cure for Betty's holiday blues…and it's more than money can buy!
by Paul Daly & Steve Bryant As Athena races the Nazis to reach the lost city of Petra, the significance of the Falcon is revealed. Will anyone be able to stop the Nazis once they've opened the portal to the inner earth? And who is Abu Ali of the assassins of Kwizan?
Written by JOE CASEY Penciled by WILL ROSADO Cover by DAVE JOHNSON The newest untold tale of Marvel's greatest super hero team continues! When Nick Fury sends them on a secret mission in the Philippines, it becomes the ultimate showdown between the Avengers and an uncontrollable army of Super-Adaptoids! And for Hank Pym, Goliath -- with his tenuous control over the team's newest members -- things may be going from bad to worse! 32 PGS. (each)/Rated A ...$3.99 (each)
Written by Andy Diggle Art and cover by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend Learn where the Dark Knight first got 'all those wonderful toys' as the superstar combo of writer Andy Diggle (ADAM STRANGE) and art team Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend (WETWORKS) go back to Batman's roots in a new monthly series! In this 6-issue tale, see exactly when Batman's war on evil in Gotham City ramped up - and how he rose to meet the threat of Lex Luthor's plans to move in on both Bruce Wayne's and Batman's turf!
The once unbeatable Band of the Hawk is smashed, and their former leader, Griffith, has made an unholy pact with the demon lords of the Godhand, sacrificing his former troops to resurrect his crippled body and ascend to stand in power beside these profane gods. The Invocation of Doom has unleashed a plague of unspeakable horrors upon the earth, and the first battle not only shatters the Hawks, but the hand of their champion, Guts, and the mind of their captain and Guts' lover, Casca. And while time may heal some of Guts' wounds, it will not heal his desire for vengeance. And his discovery of a gigantic, dragon-slaying sword might be just the ticket to deal out some king-sized payback! Also included in this volume: 'Berserk Prototype,' the very first Berserk story, created during Kentaro Miura's college days as his audition that sold the series! • Each volume of Berserk comes shrink-wrapped and carries an 18+ content advisory. • The first ten volumes of Berserk have sold over 175,000 copies!
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE Pencils & Cover by SCOTT KOLINS The Conclusion! In the aftermath of last issue's shocking events, the winner of the game claims a reward from the cosmic entity behind it all, starting a tragic chain of events that will forever alter the Marvel Universe. THE WATCHER will be there, will you? 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
by BJ & Frank Santoro This twelve-issue, semi-monthly comic book is a unique collaboration, applying surreal and biting writing with elegant yet dynamic art. The result is an action comic like no other. Over the course of the series, Castle, the 18 year old hero of the story, embarks on a life altering adventure through Prozac, corporate rock, globalization, and, of course, sex. Along the way she will meet Howard Stern, Barry McGee, and a well-preserved Adolf Hitler!
Writers: Fred Van Lente & Andrew Foley Pencils: Luciano Lima Inks: Luciano Karsm J. Wilson, Silvio Spotti Color: Andrew Elder The Old West: Settlers and Native Americans wage a bloody battle for control of the land. But when the Earth is threatened by conquerors from the stars, these sword enemies must work together to save all humanity. Soon to be a Major Motion Picture! Online and mobile game premiering in December.
THE FINALE! The detectives face off with the killer as tragedy leads to horror in the stunning conclusion. Shots fired. Officer down. 'WOW! Just amazing, this is hands down the best thing Oeming has ever done... Folks, do yourselves a favor and advance order this from your retailers, don't miss it.' -Joe Quesada 'Crime comics are back in full force.' -Ed Brubaker (Captain America, Daredevil, Criminal) RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
by Matthew Shepherd & Roy Boney, Jr. Last Issue! As Hamilton Ellard contemplates his final solution for the Returner 'problem,' Will Wheaton becomes the hottest thing in Hollywood, the video game industry gets a post-mortem revamp, and John Requin makes a startling proposal and the most difficult decision of his unlife.
by Richard Sala A mysterious traveler gets off the train in a small village surrounded by a thick, sinister forest. He is searching for Delphine, who vanished leaving only a scrawled-out address on a scrap of paper as a trace. In his newest mystery, Richard Sala takes the tale of Snow White and stands it on its head, retelling it from Prince Charming's perspective (the unnamed traveler). This twisted tale includes all the elements of terror from the original fairy tale with none of the insipid saccharine coating of the Disney animated adaptation. Be sure not to miss the first volume of what promises to be Sala's best work!
Written by Warren Ellis Art and cover by Danijel Zezelj DESOLATION JONES returns, featuring art by Danijel Zezelj (LOVELESS)! Investigating the apparent murder of a fellow ex-British spy, Michael Jones finds himself hip deep in both the town's unique kind of corruption and the visions of Philip K. Dick.
Written by Paul Dini Art by Don Kramer & Wayne Faucher Cover by Simone Bianchi Series writer Paul Dini returns as an unexpected twist of fate places Robin directly in the clutches of Batman's archenemy, the Joker! Alone and incapacitated, Robin must summon every bit of his courage and ingenuity to free himself before the madman ends the Boy Wonder's life!
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN Pencils & Cover by MARCOS MARTIN As he searches every dimension of the Marvel Universe for a cure to save the life of his dying friend, Doctor Strange finally learns the shocking true identity of the shadowy villain who holds Wong's life in his hands. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
by Steve Emond Emo Boy once again upsets everyone when he denounces Christmas in this time of war and poverty. Determined not to partake in the celebrations, Emo Boy wanders off on his own and encounters none other than Santa himself, who must convince Emo Boy of the importance of family, tradition, and the Christmas holiday.
Written by Simon Oliver Art by Mike Hawthorne Cover by Philip Bond Concluding the 2-part 'Brother #38,' featuring skin-crawling guest art by Mike Hawthorne. A chance encounter with an old associate threatens to destroy Saloth's romance with Professor Neal - and more importantly, his research into the world of vermin - by exposing painful truths about his past. To continue his life's work, Saloth must confront this interloper from another era and silence him - permanently. On sale December 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray Art by Adam Archer Cover by Ryan Sook Variant cover by Tim Bradstreet The vaults of the New Line Horror library open further as one of the greatest horror icons returns in a mind-blowing new series! From the horrific minds of writing team Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray (JONAH HEX) and monstrously-talented newcomer Adam Archer comes a new look at the legend of Crystal Lake: the hockey mask-clad Jason Vorhees! A beautiful young woman is found on the road leading to the mysterious Crystal Lake, covered in blood and rambling about a monster who slaughtered her group of friends. It's a tale similar to other legends of the area, but as her story unfolds, it will be unlike anything anyone could have expected! This story of murder and atrocity goes much deeper than any one family. Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Ryan Sook; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Tim Bradstreet, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.
Format: Standard Comic, 32 pgs, FC, Saddle Stitched. Retail Price: $2.95 Author: Joe Casey (Fantastic Four: First Family, X-Men) Artist: Josh Medors (The Gift) Cover Artist: Tim Seeley (G.I. Joe Special Missions: Tokyo, Forgotten Realms) All of COBRA COMMANDER'S manipulation causes an unbelievable confrontation between all factions: PHOENIX GUARD! BARONESS! GENERAL REY! DUKE! And caught in the middle is the G.I. JOE team members that are still standing! One of the most ambitious G.I. JOE stories ever told comes to its violent conclusion!
by Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis Finally, some action! Enough with the Bwah-ha-ha! Enough with the characterization! This is an all-out slugfest featuring Captain Valor in a knockdown, dragout fight with the genetically modified actor who played Captain Valor in the TV series! What would really happen if two super-powered beings capable of breaking locomotives with their bare hands went to war? Boom! Studios is now the exclusive home of the Giffen-DeMatteis 'Bwah-ha-ha' school of comedy!
Written by GREG PAK Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN Cover by LADRÖNN PLANET HULK: ALLEGIANCE, PART 2 Don't miss the next installment of the comic that Wizard Magazine dubbed 'Book of the Month'! In this issue: Accompanied by Caiera the Oldstrong and Hiroim the Shamed, the Hulk heads into the hold of the Shadow Elders to learn if he truly is the legendary savior known as the Sakaarson - or just another angry monster. Also - secrets revealed about the Great Portal! The final showdown with the Spikes! Elloe makes a shocking decision! And the Hulk smashes and smashes and smashes some more! Featuring pencils by the brilliant Carlo Pagulayan as well as a slew of pages by a surprise guest artist! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
by Gabriella Giandelli There's a few days left until Christmas, and the characters from the apartment complex introduced in the first issue continue to casually cross and meet, as the ghostly rabbit follows and observes them, reporting back to his shadowy master in the basement. Chiara goes to work and Marco spies on her with his binoculars. Nico plays at home, while his mother, Giulia, chats and smokes with her friends. Lorenzo steals his mother's earrings to buy some dope and get high. The children of the ghost family play in the garden. Meanwhile, Angela, the old woman, is excited about her new project: sending Irina to the library to pick up some books about hallucinatory mushrooms and pejote. She repeatedly phones her nephew, a research worker living and working in the USA. She has plans involving the rabbit and his master. Try your best to guide these hallucinations and intertwining storylines in this novel of bizarre circumstance!
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover by RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE 32 PAGES FC OCTOBER 4 $2.99 Months ago, astronaut Rus Livingston was abandoned on Mars. He has been taken over by a parasitic race of aliens who need a host to link their minds as one. With their minds now linked, they are turning their attention to EARTH. Invincible is the only thing that stands in their way!
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN Pencils & Cover by PHIL HESTER Downtime! While grieving for the loss of friends and colleagues after a massive attack on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, ANT-MAN returns home to the small town he grew up in--where he gets into some small-time trouble with some small time crooks. Luckily, Ant-Man is just the right size for such an adversary. Also featuring some absolutely rotten things done by our titular hero--that's where the 'irredeemable' part comes in! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
by Keith Giffen & Alan Grant, & Rafael Albuquerque The big finale! The showdown comes to a head, as Jeremiah faces off against Dak Moira over the Basal Shard, a fragment of the original matter that caused the Big Bang! Dak's plan for cosmic suicide is finally revealed! This is a war, not just for the fate of the earth, but for the fate of the entire universe - and it lies in the hands of an escaped criminal, Jeremiah Harm!
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti Art and cover by Jordi Bernet Part 2 of the 3-part 'Legend of Jonah Hex.' As Hex continues his search for the Union Colonel who slaughtered his regiment during the Civil War, he's reminded of his own upbringing and the events that led to his days as a slave to the Apache Indians - the same tribe that would one day scar his face with the mark of the demon.
Written by Mike McAvennie Art by Sanford Greene & Nathan Massengill Cover by Ty Templeton It's Christmastime on the Watchtower, but all is not festive. Clayface is decorating Gotham with his victims, and the Flash and Batman seem ready to hang one another over a fire. Can the intervention of the Phantom Stranger and a visit to Christmas past raise everyone's holiday spirits?
Written by Geoff Johns Art by Dale Eaglesham & Art Thibert Cover by Alex Ross Variant cover by Eaglesham Get in on the ground floor as the world's first and greatest super-team returns to usher in the DCU's next age of heroes and villains! Writer Geoff Johns (52, Infinite Crisis), artists Dale Eaglesham (Villains United, Green Lantern) & Art Thibert (Outsiders, Superman) and cover artist Alex Ross (Kingdom Come, Justice) band together for the debut of the greatest incarnation of the super-team that inspired all the others. Determined to rebuild the Justice Society, founding members Green Lantern, Flash and Wildcat initiate an unprecedented recruitment program, tracking the bloodlines of heroes across the world and bringing in the new Starman, Damage, Liberty Belle and more! But just as the Society welcomes the rookies into their ranks, an evil force sets out to destroy them. Meet new legacies, solve a mystery stretching into the far future, witness the return of the world's greatest hero, and watch another one fall - all in the pages of this fantastic new series! Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Alex Ross; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Dale Eaglesham, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale December 6 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US Edited
One of the biggest motion pictures events of all time explodes off the comics page in this epic adaptation of Peter Jackson's King Kong! Director Carl Denham has one chance to make the film of his dreams-hire an unknown actress, kidnap his writer, and board a tramp freighter for the mysterious Island of the Skull. But when hostile natives capture actress Ann Darrow, Denham and his crew will face horrors from giant spiders to bloodthirsty dinosaurs to get her back. Yet, nothing can prepare them for the revelation of the mighty wonder in whose clutches Ann truly remains-King Kong! • Seventy-five years later, Kong is still an iconic symbol. • Series will appeal to fans of the original 1933 film classic. • Over 275 books featuring Kong are currently in print.
Written by Sholly Fisch, Frank Strom and Robbie Busch Art by Leo Batic, Neal Sternecky, Walter Carzon, Horacio Ottolini, Scott McRae and Ruben Torreiro Cover by Scott Gross Bugs and Daffy owe some money to Rocky and Mugsy, so they try their hand at being stage magicians! Viva Las Vegas!
Written by Marc Andreyko Art by Jesus Saiz & Jimmy Palmiotti Cover by Jae Lee Reoffered to coincide with MANHUNTER VOL. 2 TP, this volume collects the acclaimed MANHUNTER #1-5! When a case she's lost leads to the murder of innocents, prosecutor Kate Spencer rages into the night, tracking the perp who's eluded justice in the courts. She's found her true calling. She is the Manhunter. And she likes it!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by CORY HAMSCHER Cover by PATRICK SCHERBERGER When the Green Goblin swears to destroy the Hobgoblin for stealing his shtick, only Spider-Man can save the city from World War 'G'-- but with his new black costume, crooks and citizens alike don't know if he's a new hero, a new villain or the same old Spidey! 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99
Written by DWIGHT ZIMMERMAN & HOWARD MACKIE Penciled by PAUL RYAN & MARK TEXEIRA Cover by ROB LIEFELD The mayhem-loving mutant faces occult intrigue against Abdul Alhazred, while fallout from the Acts of Vengeance brings him face to facelessness with the ninjas of Deathwatch! Wolverine does it again, and he does it the best! Guest-starring Ghost Rider! Collects MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #62-71. 104 PGS./Rated T+ ...$12.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2066-1 These MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS WOLVERINE TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE! MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS: WOLVERINE VOL. 1...$12.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1826-8) MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS: WOLVERINE VOL. 2...$12.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1883-7) MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS: WOLVERINE VOL. 3...$12.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2065-3)
Written by MIKE CAREY, ROGER LANGRIDGE, SCOTT GRAY & SHAENON GARRITY Penciled by MIKE PERKINS, ROGER LANGRIDGE & RON LIM Cover by FRAZER IRVING Join us in this year's unbelievable follow-up to last year's Harvey Award nominated Holiday Special! Thrill to the return of the Fin Fang Four! Enjoy the holidays with Thing and Annihlus! And much, much more! 48 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99
A hero on the verge of burning out. Literally. The Flare, a dying super-hero with a chip on his shoulder, attempts to set his life in order. In doing so, he comes to understand the number of lives that he touched, the number of people that look up to him, and that he was, in fact, much more of a hero than he ever dreamed himself to be.
Written by Garth Ennis Art and cover by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story Variant cover by Arthur Adams After being ambushed and forcibly taken off the Carrier with a bomb implanted into his chest, The Midnighter is made an offer he can't refuse: accept the terms of a deadly mission or die. Faced with such a pleasant prospect he agrees, biding his time until he can eviscerate his tormentors. It's not until he's near completing his objective that things go all to Hell in this action-packed spectacular! Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Arthur Adams, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.
Written by Jim Starlin Art by Shane Davis & Matt 'Batt' Banning and Starlin & Al Milgrom Cover by Davis & Banning What happens when the woman who killed you returns to finish the job? Captain Comet finds out the hard way in a cold confrontation with the galaxy-crushing power of Lady Styx! Featuring the unexpected and terrifying return of The Darkstars! Plus, the enigmatic Weird finds deeper mysteries in his search for meaning!
Written by FRANK TIERI Pencils and Cover by JIM CALAFIORE 'UNREDEEMED' The Juggernaut isn't as unstoppable as he used to be, and he plans on changing that! The Juggernaut travels to Asia to recover the Cytorrak Gem! But does that mean that the Juggernaut of old will return?! New Excalibur is hot on his trail and may end up caught in Juggernaut's path of destruction! Part 2 (of 3)! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
by Gilbert Hernandez New Tales of Old Palomar returns us to where the first Heartbreak Soup story left off. All three chapters deal with the classic characters of Palomar, like Pipo, her sister Carmen, sheriff Chelo, and the gang of boys who help start it all: studious Heraclio, tall and fey Isreal, disfigured but good natured Vicente, and always horny Jesus and Satch. In book one, 'Children of Palomar', there are mysterious thieves stealing food from wherever they can grab it the quickest, then they're off like lightning. Sheriff Chelo and some citizens do their best to solve the mystery, but nobody seems to be able to catch the bandits in action until Pipo puts her soccer-trained legs to work and goes after them herself. We are reintroduced to the classic style of the Palomar stories, in which everybody in town helps one another. That is, with the exception of a person or two, who decide to ignore that tradition.
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST Penciled by PACO MEDINA & DUNCAN ROULEAU Cover by PACO MEDINA The New X-Men have been killed, blown up and absolutely decimated. Now, they're on the offensive! But after all they've been through, will they have the strength to defeat their toughest enemy yet? Hey, maybe the New Avengers could help! Collects NEW X-MEN #28-31. 96 PGS./Rated T+ ...$10.99
Written by WARREN ELLIS Penciled by SALVADOR LARROCA Planet Earth. Inhabited by six billion people. People leading ordinary lives, coping with everyday struggles. But on a night like any other, the Earth is rocked by the most startling celestial event ever witnessed by the human race. The White Event. And from its wake, a handful of humans emerge as something more. Acclaimed writer Warren Ellis (NEXTWAVE) and superstar artist Salvador Larroca (X-MEN) bring you this new universe - a universe witnessing superhuman power for the first time. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Tad Williams Art and cover by Dietrich Smith & Walden Wong The incredible miniseries conclusion! It's 'Monika Wong vs. the End of Everything,' or Superman, the Next and Metron vs. the Oblivion Shadow, the most unimaginable threat to ever threaten our world!
story MIKE BARON art & cover ROBBI RODRIGUEZ 32 PAGES FC DECEMBER 6 $2.99 This is how the world ends: not with a bang, but with a viscous shrug, like a snake sloughing off its skin. The President has been murdered. The Vice President, Satan's pawn, has taken control. Only five frail humans stand between humanity and the Great Cleansing. MIKE BARON and ROBBI RODRIGUEZ bring you the final issue of NIGHT CLUB!
'THE VOICE' While the brokers of information celebrate at a fundraiser in Washington D.C., a new member is recruited to join the war between the corporate news media and the cult of the VOICE. Also, drinks are on the Hand during an incendiary guys night out.
Art by Kevin West Cover by Tony Harris & Jim Clark Horror icon Freddy Krueger is murdering teenagers again - and one father has had enough! Taking the battle directly to Freddy in the dream realm, one man is willing to risk everything to protect his child. But will it be enough?
Written by Marv Wolfman Art by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund Cover by Ethan Van Sciver A new, vicious villain enters the picture! Raptor has been murdered, but Nightwing has been buried in his grave. Is this the Infinite Crisis claiming one of its lost victims, or can Dick Grayson find his way to freedom?
Written by J. Torres Art and cover by Michael Chang Ting Yu Variant cover by Jim Lee Jubei is putting together the pieces of the mystery of his 'new' surroundings - with the help of a long-dead ally: the ninja Kagero! Can he escape this strange new reality - or will he be stranded there forever? Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Michael Chang Ting Yu; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Jim Lee, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale November 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Anything you've ever wanted to know about the characters in INVINCIBLE, but were afraid to ask. Power levels, hometowns, relatives, origins, shoe sizes... it's all here. Written in the tradition of that other famous handbook and featuring drawings from some of the top talents in comics and animation. A MUST HAVE FOR ANY INVINCIBLE FAN!
The deadly game of cat-and-mouse continues! Imprisoned for a decade without trial or explanation-and then released just as unceremoniously-and now armed with a cell phone that his former torturer has provided for him, will Goto be able to hunt down the truth behind his decade in hell, or will he become even more his tormentor's plaything? No doubt, Goto's adversary still has a few surprises in store, and if Goto wants answers, he'll have to fight like the devil to get them. • Old Boy is an intense, bare-knuckled urban thriller in the tradition of Pulp Fiction and Payback and is the manga that inspired the critically acclaimed 2003 film. • The Oldboy film, directed by Chan-Wook Park, was awarded the Grand Jury prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. • Original Japanese format. • Translated into English for the first time. • Each volume comes shrink-wrapped and carries an 18+ content advisory.
Written by Jason Aaron Art and cover by Cameron Stewart The miniseries that shows the real horrors of war continues. As Everette and Vo Dai soldier on towards their inevitable showdown against each other, both men begin to question their respective missions and, more importantly, their own sanity.
Written by Judd Winick Art by Ron Randall & Art Thibert Cover by Matthew Clark What's the only way to stop Sivana's worldwide high-tech assault on science? How about the ancient way of the warrior?
Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD Adapted by ROLAND BERNARD BROWN Pencils & Cover by RENATO ARLEM These are the tales of Orson Scott Card's Alvin Maker, which takes place in an alternate American history where folk magic really works. And this is the story of the RED PROPHET, where Alvin finds himself caught in a war between the Red men and the Whites on the American frontier. Collects RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER #1 & #2. 48 PGS./Rated T+ .$3.99 ITEM CODE: JUL068388 - New FOC: 9/21 - New On Sale: 10/11
by Alex Sheikman & Joel Chua Niko, the Steampunk Samurai, is in Her Majesty's service. But is he a faithful royal bodyguard, or a for-hire yojimbo? Is Niko a perfect warrior or a soulless weapon? Follow him on his journey of self-discovery with Uri Bronski and Cherokee Geisha, as the Three Yojimbo discover a world populated by silent samurai, fast talking geisha, deadly mecha-betsushikime, digital djihits, and morphing butterflies.
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN Penciled by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA, ADRIAN ALPHONA & SKOTTIE YOUNG All New Cover by ADRIAN ALPHONA This deluxe hardcover collects RUNAWAYS VOLS. 5-6, plus extras. In TRUE BELIEVERS, it's an all-new beginning for the book that Wizard calls 'the best original concept from Marvel in thirty years!' When a group of teenagers discovers that their parents are actually super-villains, they run away from home...but that's only step one! Now that the evil Pride is gone, nearly every bad guy in the Marvel Universe is trying to fill the power vacuum in Los Angeles, and the Runaways are the only heroes who can stop them! Plus: What does a mysterious new team of young heroes want with the Runaways, and which fan-favorite Marvel characters are part of this group? And in ESCAPE TO NEW YORK, the Runaways embark on a coast-to-coast adventure, guest-starring Cloak and Dagger AND the New Avengers! When Cloak is accused of a crime he didn't commit by the heroes of New York City, the vigilante is forced to turn to the teenage Runaways for help. This story will take our teens to a place they've never been: NYC! Collects RUNAWAYS (VOL. 2) #1-12 and the Runaways/X-Men team-up from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2006. 312 PGS./Rated T+ ...$24.99
Written by Peter David Art and cover by George Pérez Juanita Jean Sachs is a model-turned-crusader. Ernie 'Violens' Sachs is a war-scarred photographer with major anger management issues. Cross them at your own risk. They are two people who battle some of the greatest evils of our society: Pornography. Murder. White Slavery. Religious fanaticism. And why do they do it? Because they get an erotic charge from risking their lives. SACHS AND VIOLENS created a sensation when their miniseries first debuted in 1993. Now, for the first-time ever, the saga from New York Times best-selling author Peter David (AQUAMAN, Star Trek: Imzadi) and acclaimed artist George Pérez (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, JLA/AVENGERS) is collected in a single volume, with a new cover by Pérez and an introduction from David! Advance-solicited; on sale December 6 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Dennis O'Neill, E. Nelson Bridwell and Elliott Maggin Art by C.C. Beck, Kurt Schaffenberger, Dave Cockrum, Dick Giordano and others Cover by Bob Oksner This edition collects all of the new stories from SHAZAM! #1-35 (1973-1978)! The Big Red Cheese is joined by the members of the Marvel Family including Mary Marvel and Capt. Marvel Junior, as they battle the menaces of Black Adam, Dr. Sivana and the Monster Society of Evil! Advance-solicited; on sale December 6 • 560 pg, B&W, $16.99 US
by George Singley, Thien Do and Brett Weldele Kung Fu Master Qin is joined by Ronin Toshiro in his quest to defeat the criminal Vaijian Confederacy. As Qin and Toshiro battle their way closer to the Triptika… we learn more about young Aki's role with Master Qin. Can she be the key to defeating Jaing's sect? Toshiro isn't going to wait to find out!
Written by MARC SUMERAK Pencils & Cover by GURIHIRU Featuring the Amazing Spider-KID?!? Power Pack has a brand-new member... and he's not too happy about his current situation! Will the Power kids be able to help Spidey find a way to get himself back to normal before all heck breaks loose? Or will Jack's desire to get Power Pack some more attention on the super hero scene get them all trapped in a very tangled web? 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99
Written by KAARE ANDREWS Art & Cover by KAARE ANDREWS 50/50 Cover Split A searing vision of Spider-Man's future, brought to you by superstar Kaare Andrews (INCREDIBLE HULK). They finally did it. Kicked them to the curb. The 'capes and tights' crowd -- there's no place for them in the Big Apple anymore. Peter Parker? He can't even remember what it was like to don the red and blue and swing through the night sky. Doesn't want to, anyway. After all, there's nothing left to fight for, is there? That is until an old 'friend' appears on Peter's doorstep, bearing a package and a message -- and everything changes. If it's not Peter's responsibility, then whose is it? 48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99
Written by STAN LEE & PAUL JENKINS Penciled by MIKE WIERINGO & PASQUAL FERRY Cover by MIKE WIERINGO The last in a series of stand-alone specials celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Stan Lee's employment at Marvel! First, Stan is summoned by the planet-devourer Galactus to deal with the problem of his silver-skinned herald! Next, Paul Jenkins and Pasqual Ferry pay homage to the life and career of 'The Man.' And finally, a classic reprint of the Stan-scripted SILVER SURFER #14, guest-starring Spider-Man! 48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99
The reunion of Luke Skywalker and his boyhood friend Janek 'Tank' Sunber comes to its shocking conclusion, as one of these two men is forced to make a decision that will change both of their lives forever! With the entire Rebel fleet under siege by a massive Imperial force, Wedge Antilles and Red Squadron launch a valiant defense, but even they know if the fleet doesn't figure out an escape plan soon, there won't be anything left to defend. Meanwhile, chaos reigns on the Rebel command ship as a threat from inside continues to have devastating consequences for the Alliance. White-knuckled action in an era when Darth Vader was unstoppable and Luke Skywalker was little more than a brave farm boy-don't miss it! • A compelling new story set between the events of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back exploring the Rebel Alliance's desperate struggle against the Galactic Empire, delivered in high-octane, widescreen style by writer Rob Williams (Cla$$war, SW Tales) and artist Brandon Badeaux (Superman: Man of Steel, SW Empire)
by Terry Moore With only five issues left in this Eisner Award-winning series, the final story arc of Strangers in Paradise is not like anything else you'll read this year. Will Francine and Katchoo end up together? Will David live? The final answer is in this issue… and the next four!
Written by Joe Kelly Art by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund Cover by Amanda Conner It's Supergirl vs. the League of Assassins and Batgirl! Cassandra Cain has something that creates a weakness in Kara - but what is it? Plus, more on Supergirl's new - and deadly - boyfriend! On sale November 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Darwyn Cooke Art and cover by Tim Sale It's Superman vs. a volcano! While the Man of Steel fights mother nature to save villagers from fiery doom, he's missing out on a date with Lois Lane. Who will swoop in to sweep LL off her feat? Don't miss the next chapter in this story of Superman's early years from superstar talents Darwyn Cooke and Tim Sale!
by Dave White 'Soul Survivor.' Generations of Styracodon and Triceraton interstellar conflict won't dissuade the curiosity of Donatello and his Utrom cohort as they launch an expedition to a mysterious planet deep within disputed space between the powerful reptilian empires. Adventure, espionage, and long buried secrets await our heroes! Frontispiece by Ross Campbell!
Written by Gail Simone Art and cover by Neil Googe Variant covers by J. Scott Campbell From the incredible minds of Gail Simone (GEN13, BIRDS OF PREY) and Neil Googe (MAJESTIC) comes a unique new series that will change the way you think about super-heroes and villains! Tranquility is like any other small town in America, except for one fundamental difference: It's the town where super-powered beings go in order to retire and raise families. From the Golden Age to the Modern Age, heroes and villains alike reside in Tranquility, and it creates a unique blend of personalities and conflicts that causes the local law enforcement nothing but headaches! As a camera crew is in town to film a news segment on this unique place, the town is turned upside down by a murder...and it becomes evident that everything isn't as quaint as it seems! This issue will feature 3 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Neil Googe; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by J. Scott Campbell, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered; one copy of Variant Edition B, with a pencil sketch cover by Campbell, may be ordered for every 50 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.
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 'Crater Critters' originally presented in Marvel Comics' The Transformers #29! *Retailers: See your order form for special incentives
Written by MIKE CAREY Pencils & Cover by BRANDON PETERSON Picking up directly from the events in the smash hit limited series Ultimate Extinction! The Earth was saved from the Ultimate threat-Gah Lak Tus. But scientist George Tarleton has captured a piece of that awesome entity and plans to reactivate it for his own evil purposes. The only hope for mankind against this mad scheme-the strange alien being called The Vision! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by ED BRUBAKER Pencils & Cover by BILLY TAN 'THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SHI'AR EMPIRE' The Shi'Ar Empire is crumbling at the hands of Vulcan! The X-Men, with Professor X captured, search for the one group of heroes that can save them and all of the Shi'Ar...the Starjammers! Part 7 (of 12)! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by TAMORA PIERCE & TIMOTHY LIEBE Penciled by PHIL BRIONES Covers by DAVID MACK 'A HERO'S COMPULSION' Angela del Toro, the new White Tiger, has exploded onto the superhero scene. During her costumed debut, Del Toro unleashed a wave of bone-shattering hurt. However she learned that the pain train goes both ways as she was left bleeding by Sano Orii and the new Cobra! Following the trail of a shadow syndicate known as Chaeyi, del Toro arrives at the doorstep of a nightspot known as the Genosha Club. Further complicating things are her strange relationship with the new Daredevil on the scene and visits from the webhead himself, Spider-Man. Good guys or bad guys---no one is going to stop del Toro from kicking crime in the teeth and getting answers. A new hero, new problems, and new, but deadly consequences---the grit is about to hit the fan! 32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99
Witchblade #102 (W) Ron Marz (P) Adriana Melo (I) Mariah Benes (Col) Sonia Oback (Cov) Trevor Hairsine The shockwaves from the landmark 100th issue threaten to shake Witchblade to its very core! The life of NYPD Detective Sara Pezzini has been thrown into the kind of turmoil she never expected, forcing her to make one of the most important decisions of her life. Will she actually surrender the Witchblade to another bearer? Writer Ron Marz has put Witchblade back everyone's 'must-read' list, and new regular artist Adriana Melo is bringing a feminine perspective to everyone's favorite heroine. See why Broken Frontier praises, 'The stories are character driven, with fascinating plots and dialogue to draw the reader in.' FC, 32pgs $2.99 continuing series
Written by Marcia Chen Art by Joe Benitez, Joe Weems and Victor Llamas Cover by Benitez & Weems Don't miss this lavishly illustrated volume collecting the 6-issue miniseries! Melanie Moore was an ordinary high school girl with a regular life, until she unexpectedly became the sole possessor of the ancient power of the Wraithborn. Now she must fight for her life as little by little she gains the knowledge to wield this mighty power - and possibly save the world at the same time! Advance-solicited; on sale December 6 • 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US



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