Arriving Wednesday 3/14/07

52 WEEK #45
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid Art breakdowns by Keith Giffen Art by various Backup features by Waid and various Covers by J.G. Jones & Alex Sinclair In the month to come, death and destruction will reign supremein the DCU. Storylines will intersect with horrifying results, a main character will die, another will do something he hasn't done in years, and one will fall from grace. A war is coming, and the end is near. Week 44: art by Eddy Barrows Week 45: art by Pat Olliffe and Drew Geraci Week 46: art by Chris Batista Week 47: art by Joe Bennett Plus, more Origins of the DCU! 52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman...but not a year without heroes. Week 44 on sale March 7 • Week 45 on sale March 14 • Week 46 on sale March 21 Week 47 on sale March 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
A LATE FREEZE
by Danica Novgorodoff The almost-wordless tale of a fugitive robot and a compassionate bear beset by love, snow, and trouble with the authorities. Winner of the 2006 Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics.
AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #6
Written by TOM DEFALCO Pencils and Cover by RON FRENZ The Black Tarantula lays a trap, Mad Dog takes aim and Spider-Girl battles the Hobgoblin for the life of a counterfeit web-stunner! Plus: Mayday Parker also confronts her parents and finally answers the question, 'Whatever happened to the daughter of Spider-Man?' 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
AMERICAN ELF VOL 2 COLL SKETCHBOOK DIARIES OF JAMES KOCHALKA
by James Kochalka Kochalka invented the daily diary comic strip, spawning a grassroots comix movement that swept the globe. This volume prints all the strips from 2004 and 2005 in gorgeous full-color!
ANGEL AULD LANG SYNE #5
Angel and Spike have tracked down the culprit who's been tampering with their minds! Will they be able to free themselves from her influence? Or will Spike be too busy putting the moves on her? It all ends here! Written by Scott Tipton
ANT #11
NINETEEN NINETY-TWO,' Part Two At the dawn of the new millennium our nation's greatest heroes annihilated the deadliest menace the world has ever known. Six years later, Ant finally remembers the nemesis. Unfortunately for us, it was her.
AVATAR CINEMANGA VOL 4 GN
Aang and his companions fly to the Island of Kyoshi, where Aang is revered by all the townfolks. While Aang is caught up in his new celebrity status, the Fire Nation attacks and they need the help of the town's female warriors - including a brave girl named Suki - to rescue the village from going up in flames. Key Selling Points: • 200,000 copies of the first volume of Avatar were shipped! • A Scholastic Book Fair selection • Series is being cross-promoted with Upper Deck's Trading Card Game
AVENGERS EARTHS MIGHTIEST HEROES II #7
Written by JOE CASEY Penciled by WILLIAM ROSADO Cover by DAVE JOHNSON In the aftermath of the wildest wedding in the Marvel Universe, Hank Pym's future as an Avenger is in doubt. Meanwhile, the infamous Wakandan Death Tiger makes his move on the Black Panther... and the Super-Adaptoid returns for the final showdown in the streets of Manhattan! 32 PGS./CARDSTOCK COVER/Rated A …$3.99
BATMAN STRIKES #31
Written by Matt Manning Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty Cover by Dave McCaig Batman has only one night to solve a baffling kidnapping in Gotham. The problem? The police think he's the kidnapper! The catch? They're right! With the mind-controlling Spellbinder in his head, the Dark Knight must unravel the secrets of this perfect crime before it's too late! On sale March 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #7
by Greg Pak & Nigel Raynor Each and every month, Dynamite Entertainment is your only source for the all-new adventures of the crew of the Battlestar Galactica! Read the stories that compliment the Peabody Award-winning TV show! This issue: Facing an attack by New Cylons, Adama forms a Returner brigade to be led by Sharon, and then ruthlessly engineers a battle between three different groups of Cylons - The OS Cylons, Sharon's army, and a troop of New Cylon Centurions - as terrible moral choices abound! Featuring the continuing creative team of writer Greg Pak and artist Nigel Raynor, along with another stunning series of covers by Nigel Raynor, Stjepan Sejic, and Jonathan Lau, plus a photo cover!
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA CYLON APOCALYPSE #1
by Javier Grillo-Marxuach & Carlos Rafael Written by ultra-popular TV writer/producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach
BETTY & VERONICA #225
by Various 'Poor Little Rich Girl': Veronica decides to help Betty by donating her time to charity in this poignant tale. 'Now for a Really Super Story': When Cheryl Blossom threatens to steal Archie away, Betty and Veronica become super-heroic protectors of their man in this costumed-crusader fable! 'The Pampered Pet Set': High society is going to the dogs, literally, when Veronica hosts a masquerade party for country club pets!
BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #173
by Various Bright and brassy, bold and beautiful, blonde and brunette. Teen dream queens Betty and Veronica romp through this collection of new stories and classic tales! With bonus puzzles, games, and your chance to 'Find Your Name in Print!'
BLADE #7
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story! In this issue, Blade... DIES! Marc
BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL #123
In part two of the intense 'Barefoot' story arc, Rin's hard work as an amateur spy pays off, and she becomes closer friends with Döa as her quest to find Manji continues. Kagimura's dark experiments are revitalized, Manji falls into dreamland, and twisted Doc Burando's dreams come true. Karukozawa and Toraemon, the 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern' of Samura's savage samurai epic, provide a little comic relief. Our color back cover feature this month is a unique Hiroaki Samura geisha pinup, colored by frequent Blade of the Immortal contributor Dan Jackson! • 2006 Eagle Award winner for Favourite Manga Title. • Winner of Japan's prestigious Media Arts Award and America's own Will Eisner Award. • FIFTEEN volumes of this modern classic available in the Dark Horse backlist!
BPRD GARDEN OF SOULS #1
Abe Sapien's past has caught up with him, sending the B.P.R.D. to the South China Sea and into the jungles of Indonesia in this new five-part series from Hellboy creator Mike Mignola with co-writer John Arcudi and artist Guy Davis. • Abe finally comes face-to-face with figures from his past as Langdon Caul. B.P.R.D.: Garden of Souls™ © 2007 Mike Mignola.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #1
Since the destruction of the Hellmouth, the Slayers-newly legion-have gotten organized and are kicking some serious undead butt. But not everything's fun and firearms, as an old enemy reappears and Dawn experiences some serious growing pains . . . Buffy creator Joss Whedon brings Buffy back to Dark Horse in this direct follow-up to season seven of the smash-hit TV series. • Joss Whedon writes Season 8! Only available at Dark Horse! Buffy the Vampire Slayer™ & © 2007 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. TM designates a trademark of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #11
Written by Robbie Busch, George Krstic and Jim Alexander Art by Dario Brizuela, Bill Wray, Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo Cover by Matthew I. Jenkins and DeCarlo Ben needs a haircut - but he'd rather be kicking alien butt! And it looks like his wish just might be granted… On sale March 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
CIVIL WAR THE CONFESSION
by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev From Marvel Comics. From the Eisner Award winning team that brought you the start of Civil War with the New Avengers: Illuminati Special comes this heart-wrenching finale that cannot be missed. Two of the Marvel heroes most affected by the shocking conclusion of the war get together one last time. What is said between them will set the course of the Marvel Universe for years to come. This is the confession.
COLD HEAT #3
by BJ & Frank Santoro The third issue of this twelve-issue, semi-monthly comic book by internationally exhibiting artists Ben Jones
CVO AFRICAN BLOOD #3
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DAMNED #5
by Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt It doesn't matter how many times Eddie has cheated death; there's always another triggerman trying to make the deal permanent. Will Eddie finally be able to piece together who's trying to keep the families warring, or will he finally break his curse and sleep the deep sleep of the damned?
DEATH COMES TO DILLINGER COLL ED
by Patrick, Se7enhedd, & Ringuet One of the best-reviewed books of the year is collected here! Warren Ellis says it's 'absolutely marvelous.' Newsarma, CHUD, Broken Frontier, and other reviewers rave. Death rides into an Old West town and the people try to stop him from collecting one of their own. Includes extras such as beautiful scenes and pages cut from the original work that have never been seen before. Don't miss the breathtaking art and story this time around.
DIVA V POE
by Kurt Hassler & Spiro Diva and Poe want to know which of them is their parent's favorite, and no matter what it takes, they intend to have their answer! Whimsically illustrated, Diva v. Poe sends up the issue of sibling rivalry to the nth degree and demonstrates uproariously that two very different children can be not only equally beloved by parents, but equally infuriating as well!
EMMA VOL 3
Written and illustrated by Kaoru Mori CMX. Tragedy has forced a desperate Emma to search for new employment. On the train back to her hometown, she meets Tasha, a maid working at a wealthy family's mansion in the country. This fateful encounter leads to an opportunity for Emma. But her years of experience as the sole maid for Mrs. Stownar has left her unprepared for living and working at a mansion filled with servants. Advance-solicited; on sale March 14 • 5' x 7.375' 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN+
FABLES #58
Written by Bill Willingham Art by Mike Allred Cover by James Jean Concluding the 2-part 'Father and Son,' featuring phenomenal art by Mike Allred
FAMILY BONES #3
by Granger, Abeleda, & Strahm Based on the true story of Ray and Faye Copeland, the oldest American couple sentenced to death. This third installment of Family Bones continues to chronicle the story of Sean, the nephew of the Copelands, and how he survives in a family of serial killers. The neighbor's lovely daughter Wendy has adopted the hapless Sean, though he tries her patience with his roaming hands. The story takes a dark turn as Sean is brought into the fold, and forced to make his first kill.
FRANKLIN RICHARDS MARCH MADNESS
Written by MARC SUMERAK & CHRIS ELIOPOULOS Art & Cover by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS Franklin Richards and his robot pal H.E.R.B.I.E. return just in time for spring break...and they're ready to break the springs in every one of Reed Richards' inventions! This wild one-shot includes five all-new adventures that are sure to drive you mad with laughter! 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
FRIDAY THE 13TH #4
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray Art by Adam Archer & Peter Guzman Cover by Ryan Sook Jason is stalking and killing the teenagers at Camp Crystal Lake, fulfilling a vendetta from beyond the grave! But appearances are deceiving as the bodies pile up...will Sally awaken to reveal her terrifying tale? On sale March 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
FURIOUS FIST OF DRUNKEN MONKEY ORIGIN SPECIES #3
by Rich Stahnke Chips confronts the Gene Gnome in his quest to regain his humanity and discover his true origins. Meanwhile, Al, Bunny, and Max fight for their lives against the Gnome's mutant henchmen. When there's so much at stake, why is someone so close to Chip plotting against him?
GARTH ENNIS CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD #2
by Garth Ennis & Jacen Burrows Garth Ennis unleashes his next major religious epic in the vein of Preacher, but this time, he's taking it up a notch! Danny Wormwood is having all the troubles of modern man, his TV shows have issues, he cheats on his wife, and his rabbit talks back to him. But this poor sod also has to deal with the fact that his dad is Satan himself and Pope Jacko and the Catholic church are also raising Hell. Oh yeah, the Armageddon is about to start and Jesus is a right thicko, not much help there. Ennis drags the whole world into the gutter with his trademark razor-sharp dialogue, biting wit, and the stunning art of Jacen Burrows, all in full-color. The Chronicles of Wormwood is an on-going series of series that you will not want to miss! This sacrilegious artifact is available is two covers, Regular and Visions of Hell Wraparound, both by series artist Jacen Burrows.
GEN 13 #6
Written by Gail Simone Art and cover by Talent Caldwell A vicious battle with the psychotic Heaven Zeleven leaves the unprepared Gen13 kids shattered and divided, perhaps permanently. Is there a traitor in the ranks? The high-octane superhero madness continues! On sale March 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
GHOST RIDER #9
Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by JAVIER SALTARES & MARK TEXEIRA Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM CASUALTIES OF WAR! Ghost Rider, a militant, gun-toting sheriff and a possessed-by-Lucifer Jack O'Lantern. Mix them all up, shake...and stand back. It's bad vs. evil vs. crazy in a free-for-all that will leave the town of Sleepy Hollow forever changed--if it leaves it standing at all. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
GRAPHIC HISTORY FIGHT TO THE DEATH
by Larry Hama & Anthony Williams The Battle of Guadalcanal brutally shattered the myth of Japanese invincibility. The date August 7, 1942 marked the first American amphibious assault of World War II, and the first attempt to secure the Japanese-controlled island of Guadalcanal. Vividly bringing to life the arduous struggle that faced soldiers such as valiant Medal of Honor winner Captain Joe Foss, this comic illustrates the Allies' first major offensive action of the Pacific War.
GREEN ARROW #72
Written by Judd Winick Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens 'Seeing Red' concludes as the Red Hood's ultimate goal is within reach. Will it be another corrupted sidekick? Green Arrow and Batman race to Speedy's rescue! On sale March 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #10
Written by Keith Champagne Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Rodney Ramos It's Lantern against Lantern as Guy Gardner butts with his fellow Corpsmen! On Korugar, Soranik Natu comes under attack by government forces and on Mogo shadows gather. On sale March 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
GRIFTER MIDNIGHTER #1
Written by Chuck Dixon Art by Ryan Benjamin & Saleem Crawford Cover by Benjamin Grifter and Midnighter - two of the WildStorm Universe's titans - come together for a wild ride of a miniseries by Chuck Dixon
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #13
by Tyler, Tedesco, & Rio 'Beauty and the Beast' Part 1: A young girl is desperate to escape an abusive relationship with her boyfriend before it's too late. A meeting with Sela and her magic book of Fairy Tales provides her a way out in the form of a knight in shining armor who rescues her from a nightmare. Can her Knight protect her from a beast that has no intention of letting her go without a fight?
GUNSMITH CATS OMNIBUS VOL 1 TP
Gunsmith Cats is back! Kenichi Sonoda's sexy stories about two bounty-hunting girls on the dangerous streets of Chicago have always been a favorite here at Dark Horse. So when the new, omnibus editions saw print in Japan, we just had to jump on them! Rally Vincent and Minnie-May Hopkins are experts in their respective fields of marksmanship and explosives, but they're so cute you'd never know. Neither would the perps unlucky enough to be their hunted. Presented for the first time in the authentic Japanese format, these giant-sized volumes are action-packed, unretouched, and sure to please the gun-nuts, auto buffs, and manga maniacs! • Gunsmith Cats returns as big, affordable omnibus editions! • Unretouched, unflopped, unbridled!
HACK SLASH VS CHUCKY SEELEY CVR A
Author: Tim Seeley Artist: Matt Merhoff Cover Artists: A - Tim Seeley B - Photo cover Mayhem in the Big Easy! When Cassie & Vlad - hunters of slashers - track a vicious murderer to New Orleans, the Heart of Damballah is used to cause chaos with a crazy mind switch with… Chucky?! Following the events of Seed of Chucky, everyone's favorite murderous doll is back, and looking for blood!
HARD BOILED COMICS #3
by Steve Earnhart & Rudolph Montemayor Los Angeles 2024: Welcome to Torture 101, Blackburn. Your professor for this unit will be failed actor-slash-psychopath-slash-scumbag, Sikko the Clown. Class will begin with some light stabbing, then move along to such classics as amputation and bludgeoning. Be sure to take good notes, 'cause there's gonna be a test later. Oh, and don't worry about your pal, Knuckles: He's busy learnin' about the dangers of bleedin' in shark-infested waters, as instructed by professor Hammerhead. It's gonna be a long semester.
HARDY BOYS VOL 8 BOARD TO DEATH GN
by Scott Lobdell & Paulo Henrique The brothers Frank and Joe Hardy go undercover at a major skateboarding contest in Venice, California to find out which competitor is trying to kill off the competition-literally. The list of suspects includes Dex Thom, a skilled skateboarder whose parents wanted him to be a musical prodigy. Then there's the Pink Shadow, a girl of mystery, and her equally secretive trainer, Mr. Miyagi. Plus, there's the Wraith, a dark and brooding young man. Will Frank and Joe solve the mystery before the killer discovers their real mission - and eliminates them?
HARLAN ELLISONS DREAM CORRIDOR VOL 2 TP
HARLAN ELLISON'S DREAM CORRIDOR VOLUME 2 TPB HARLAN ELLISON (W), ERIC SHANOWER (A), BRIAN BOLAND (C), and more! On sale November 22, SC, 152pg, FC, 7' x 10', $19.95 Ten years! Ten years of pain and gnashing of teeth! Ten years of deprivation and desolation! But the wait is over-at last! Yes, it is the ultimate, spectacular, senses-shattering, clobbering-time final damn volume of the Dream Corridor, hosted by the ever charming and irascible Harlan Ellison, and you can finally kiss those ten years of torment good-bye! At long last, see Harlan crucified! See Harlan disemboweled! See Harlan used as target practice and served up in stew! Pour yourself an otherworldly cocktail, with a pinch of Geritol for all those years, and snuggle down into the Dream Corridor! Your host for this amazing final volume is of course HE himself, not just the most award-winningest author on the planet but now his very own registered trademark! Aiding and abetting Harlan in his own destruction is the Eisner-winning Best Artist Eric Shanower, as they introduce each of ten fabulist tales in this volume with a fabulous tale of their own. Too cranky to go down without a fight, the man who needs no introduction presents this brand-new collection of his own stories, written and drawn by the likes of Mark Waid, Gene Ha, Steve Rude, Steve Niles, Paul Chadwick, Gene Colan, and more, including the very last work ever by Superman artist Curt Swan. Come on in, throw a few knives, pull up alongside Hemingway and Einstein for a game of poker, and gamble on enjoying your stay in the Dream Corridor . . . because you may never return! • Named Grand Master at this year's Nebula Awards, Harlan Ellison now officially joins the ranks of literary legends such as Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clark, and Ray Bradbury in being honored for lifetime achievement in science fiction and fantasy. • Collecting the final stories from the landmark fiction series Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor-with gobs of new material! • Cover by Brian Boland!
HELLGATE LONDON #3
Betrayed by the traitor Wyvern, the search party of Jessica Sumerisle, Saul Petrus, and the mysterious Seeker Jane was attacked on an abandoned London Underground platform and had their blood-won prize abducted by demons. The desperate team now must venture into the rotten heart of London, infested by gruesome hellbeasts, to reclaim their last hope for survival. This ancient tome, the Harbour of Knowledge, may be the key to driving all of Hell's loathsome creatures back from the face of the Earth . . . but have they judged a book by its cover? Join big talents Ian Edginton and Steve Pugh for this final installment of your first taste of Hellgate London!
HONOR BRIGADE #1
by Tom Stillwell & Brad Bower Security guard Joe Irvin is just hoping for a quiet shift. Unfortunately, the costumed maniac Toy Boy has other plans. When the two cross paths, events are set in motion that will not only change their lives, but of those destined to be members of The Honor Brigade.
IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN #6
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN Pencils and Cover by PHIL HESTER The secret is out--Eric O'Grady is Ant-Man and S.H.I.E.L.D. is not happy! Eric's career as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent is about to come to an abrupt and violent end. How did Eric become a homeless peeping tom Ant-Man shortly after the events of CIVIL WAR? The answers lie in this very issue, true believers! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
IT RHYMES WITH LUST TP
In 1950, writers Arnold Drake and Leslie Waller, both attending college on the G.I. Bill, envisioned a sophisticated, novel-length comic tailored to their peers. Collaborating with comics art master Matt Baker, known for singularly defining the genre of 'good girl art' on titles such as Phantom Lady, they crafted a film-noir inspired masterwork of romance, intrigue, and moral relativity. When cynical newspaperman Hal Weber reunites with old flame Rust Masson, he finds the beguiling widow of a mining magnate willing to do anything to undermine the local political machine-her only opponent for total control of Copper City! This painstakingly restored replica volume includes a new introduction by writer Arnold Drake providing a first-hand history of the graphic novel. Before winning the Bill Finger Award for lifetime achievement in comics writing, before creating Deadman, or writing Doom Patrol and X-Men, Drake helped bring the original 'picture novel' to life, a true milestone in the history of comics! • Considered by many to be the first graphic novel, It Rhymes with Lust returns to print after more than fifty years-in the only edition authorized by the original creators! Heart of Empire® © 1999, 2006 Bryan Talbot. It Rhymes with Lust Introduction text and artwork © 2006 Arnold Drake.
JACK KIRBYS GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERS #5
Written by LISA KIRBY & STEVE ROBERTSON Penciled by MIKE THIBODEAUX Cover by JACK KIRBY At the heart of Dangerland, Mainframe must fight a death-duel with Slugg, for the life of his son, Garrett! But if Mainframe should fall, must the child become the man? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
JLA CLASSIFIED #36
Written by Dan Slott & Dan Jurgens Art by Jurgens & Trevor Scott Cover by Jurgens & Kevin Nowlan Concluding the 5-part 'The 4th Parallel' in a special 48-page issue! A JLA member cracks the Materioptikon and confronts the Red King where he's most vulnerable! The fates of several worlds created by the villain hang in the balance! On sale March 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #129
by Various It's double-decker sandwiches and double-trouble as the irrepressible Jughead tilts the laugh-o-meter in this uproarious collection of new stories and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games, and your chance to 'Find Your Name in Print!'
KING CITY VOL 1 GN
Joe is a young man with no home, no purpose, and almost no friends...though he does have a very special cat. With a simple injection, Joe's cat can be anything: a weapon, a tool, or even a cuddly companion. But what-if anything-can transform Joe? Whatever it is, it can probably be found in King City, an outrageous semi-futuristic city full of spy gangs, alien porn, and reasonably priced diners. Key Selling Points: • Internet advertising targeting core manga, comic and anime fan sites-more than 2 million impressions; exclusive previews and creator blogs on TOKYOPOP.com • A great mix of comedy, drama, and general weirdness-will appeal to fans of Tim Burton and David Lynch • From critically acclaimed artist Brandon Graham, artist for October Yen (Antarctic Press), Universe So Big (Radio Comix) and Escalator (Alternative)
LONE RANGER #5
by Brett Matthews, John Cassaday, Sergio Cariello, & Dean White The Lone Ranger continues from creators Brett Matthews, John Cassaday, Sergio Cariello and colorist Dean White! The Lone Ranger makes himself known, hoping to draw the man behind the murders of his father, brother, and fellow Rangers out into the open. But will his frontier justice reach Black Bart in time, already a visitor in the home of the only family John Reid has left in the world? The first two issues sold out faster than Silver can run, and critical praise is unanimous - don't miss out as this series continues to progress, and impress!
MARTIAN MANHUNTER #8
Written by A.J. Lieberman Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit Cover by Barrionuevo All origins are revealed and all secrets laid bare in this explosive finale! J'onn will at long last find the Martian companionship he's sought, but he'll also learn that not all Martians think alike! And a secret from J'onn's earliest days on Earth will be revealed! One chapter closes for Martian Manhunter, but another is about to begin! On sale March 14 • 8 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • FINAL ISSUE
MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #22
Written by FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by CLAY MANN Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN The Invisible Woman and Mr. Fantastic are on one final date to save their relationship, but with a strike team of sinister SKRULLS stalking them, their relationship isn't the only thing in jeopardy! 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
MARVEL SELECT FLIP MAGAZINE #23
ASTONISHING X-MEN #17 NEW X-MEN #21 64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
MARVEL SPOTLIGHT CIVIL WAR AFTERMATH
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS As one of the most important - and entertaining - events in Marvel history winds down, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT will be on hand to ask and answer the most important question of the post-CIVIL WAR era: Where do we go from here? We'll examine every title touched by the clash between Marvel heroes and every new title with its origins in CIVIL WAR - including IRON MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, FANTASTIC FOUR, MIGHTY AVENGERS, THUNDERBOLTS, OMEGA FLIGHT and more! With interviews and preview material from the writers, artists and editors charged with picking up the pieces and moving forward, this edition of MARVEL SPOTLIGHT will bring you the final analysis on CIVIL WAR, in addition to a complete checklist of all the upcoming CW collections! Don't miss this 48-page special! 48 PGS./No Ads/Rated T+ …$2.99
MARVEL TALES FLIP MAGAZINE #22
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #51 RUNAWAYS #16 64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
MINESHAFT #19
by Various Mining the depths for unpredictable visual and literary ore! Featuring a two-color front cover by Peter Bagge! Back cover art and new drawings by R. Crumb. Autobiographical adventures continue with 'Ink & Anguish' comix by Jay Lynch and Ed Piskor and 'Stealing Youth' by Andrei Codrescu, with art by Justin Green. Plus, travel sketches by Bill Griffith, Simon Deitch delves into dinosaurs, and exciting new work by Peter Poplaski, Frank Stack, and much more!
MOON KNIGHT #8
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH 'MIDNIGHT SUN: PART TWO: THE DEAD DON'T STAY' CASUALTIES OF WAR TIE-IN! Only three months back on the job, and they're crawling out of the woodwork. The gangsters and hoods with old axes to grind -- them you expected, but not this guy: Someone who knows you, someone who wants your undivided attention and is willing to do anything to get it. And certainly not the fugitive Captain America, who shows up at your doorstep, wanting a word. Maybe he thinks he can harness all your excess energy into something useful...something that can aid him in his grudge match with Tony Stark in the CIVIL WAR tearing through the Marvel U? Maybe this war is worth winning at any cost? And you get to thinking... 32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99
MS.MARVEL VOL 1 BEST OF THE BEST TP
Written by BRIAN REED Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE Cover by FRANK CHO Straight out of the pages of NEW AVENGERS and HOUSE OF M! Call your friends, wake the neighbors, shout it from the rooftops! Come along for one heck of a wild ride as Brian Reed (co-writer of the thrilling SPIDER-WOMAN: ORIGIN) joins forces with penciler extraordinaire Roberto de la Torre for an action-packed adventure that includes special guest-stars Captain America and Jessica Jones. All this and an alien invasion that could mean the end of life on Earth, is tucked inside a cover by Eisner Award-nominated Frank Cho. Collecting MS. MARVEL #1-5 and GIANT-SIZE MS. MARVEL #1. 136 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1996-5
NEW AVENGERS #28
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils and Cover by LEINIL YU CLASSIFIED INFORMATION! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
NEW EXCALIBUR VOL 2 LAST DAYS OF CAMELOT TP
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, CHRISTOPHER YOST & FRANK TIERI Penciled by MICHAEL RYAN, SCOTT KOLINS & JIM CALAFIORE Cover by MICHAEL RYAN Dazzler died. But for some reason, it didn't stick. How is that possible? Dazzler and her new teammates attempt to find out what happened, and the answer will shock you! Then, New Excalibur is alerted that a depowered mutant has been returned home to England. Learn the secret history of Chamber - but can the team find out the truth before he's killed?! Also, King Arthur's mighty kingdom lays in ruins! Death is everywhere. Who could possibly save the day? Why, New Excalibur, of course! The Black Knight guest-stars in a time-traveling tale for the ages! And finally, can a man really change who he is? Can he erase the past and set forth a new future for himself? The Juggernaut has tried to make his way as a hero, but there are voices in him that are pulling him back to villainous ways. Will he give in to the temptation? Collecting NEW EXCALIBUR #8-15. 192 PGS./Rated A …$19.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2221-4 NEW EXCALIBUR VOL. 1: DEFENDERS OF THE REALM TPB STILL AVAILABLE! $17.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1835-7)
NEW X-MEN #36
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST Pencils and Cover by PACO MEDINA 'MERCURY RISING' The conclusion! X-23 and Hellion have stormed the Facility to rescue Mercury. And as if Kimura and a hundred Facility agents wasn't bad enough, something is roaming the halls of the Facility... something designed to feed on mutants. Predator X is on the loose, and nothing will ever be the same for the New X-Men! Part 4 (of 4)! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
PTOLUS CITY BY THE SPIRE #5
Written by MONTE COOK Penciled by LUIZ LIRA Cover by CAANAN WHITE The Iron Mage is a legendary figure in the realm of Ptolus, an enigmatic character who works for his own interests and sides with whomever he likes. This concerns Sheva Callister, who has temporarily allied herself with him as she continues her unwinding quest to recover a brooch and to extract revenge on the mysterious figure who set her up and killed her ghostly partner. But is the Iron Mage truly on her side. or does he have some hidden agenda? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #5
Written by MATT FRACTION Pencils and Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI The Bushwacker has taken a hostage in the heart of Times Square. With every TV camera in the world rolling, it's New York City's biggest nightmare, and it's coming down live. As G.W. Bridge watches the worst day of his life uncoil in real time, a lone beat cop is the only thing that's keeping Bushwacker in check... and when Bushwacker demands to see Frank Castle... well, that's when things get really interesting. The ending of this issue will punch you in the face and laugh at your tears. By Matt Fraction (CASANOVA, THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST) and Young Guns Reloaded artist Ariel Olivetti (THE LAST AVENGERS STORY). 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
PVP VOL 4 PVP GOES BANANAS TP
Jade's sister Miranda seduces Brent, the gang try out live action role-playing, start a fake rock band, try to quit caffeine cold turkey and are the victim of death threats. It's the latest collection of the world's second most popular online comic strip. COLLECTS PvP #19-24
REDRUM 327 VOL 3 GN
The secrets of the crew are finally coming to light, even as the body count rises. We learn the history of Ha and Jueun. Taein realizes Hyeri had sent a dying message to the crew. And Gihu explains a horrifying incident that happened years ago...and now has come back to haunt them all. Key Selling Points: • Storyline in the vein of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, The Blair Witch Project, and Scream • An intense psychological thriller that is sure to appeal to horror fans • Proven formula of a group of attractive friends being picked off one by one will appeal to teens of both genders
ROBIN #160
Written by Adam Beechen Art by Freddie Williams II Cover by Patrick Gleason & Rodney Ramos There's a new drug hitting the Gotham underground, and it's turned a common street gang into brutal murderers. Now Robin faces two perilous missions: stop the gang before they strike again, and find the source of the drug before it creates more killers! On sale March 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
ROSE HIP ZERO VOL 2 GN
Kyoji Kido, a Japanese police officer, and his teenage partner, Kasumi Asakura, are assigned to bodyguard the Assistant Commissioner of the Japanese Police Force, who is a potential target of ALICE, a Japanese mercenary organization responsible for terrorist attacks. Kasumi must save the Assistant Commissioner's life from two ex-comrades working in ALICE. If that isnâ™t enough ALICE has a special weaponâ'EIN about to wake up⦠Key Selling Points: • From Tohru Fujisawa, the creator of GTO-GTO has sold over 200,000 units! (GTO vol 1: 1-931514-93-3) • Preview chapter will run in GTO: The Early Years vol.2 that releases this October. • Will be promoted online through TOKYOPOP.com with a manga player (free preview) and through TP's monthly newsblast - generating more than 500,000 impressions • Will appeal to fans of Akira, GTO, and Full Metal Panic
SABRINA VOL 2 #83
by Tania Del Rio 'Batty Bartholomew': Sabrina decides to return to magic, and just to make sure she does, her aunts find an ancient wizard to tutor her. The only problem is, he's beyond rusty and seems more than a little wacky. Or is he? Meanwhile, Llandra has no interest in reconciling with Sabrina, but Shinji is hoping he and Sabrina can put their differences aside so Sabrina will rejoin the Four Blades. On the human side of things, Sabrina laments the fact that her new relationship with Harvey can't be as 'normal' as she hoped. Once again, she has to hide her magic abilities!
SAM NOIR RONIN HOLIDAY #2
'RHINO WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER' With his vacation ruined, Sam and fellow gumshoe Eddie must cross blades with a crazed safari woman and her rampaging rhino, before being led down a dark jungle path to discover who's really after Sam. What they uncover just might bury them both. Literally!
SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE SLEEP OF REASON #4
Written by John Ney Rieber Art by Eric Nguyen Cover by Tim Bradstreet The new Sandman faces a terrible test. Jerusalem is burning and Kieran Marshall, the new Sandman, must search through the flames first for Devon, who has a bomb strapped to his chest, then for the kidnapped children Alia and Omar - all before the bomb explodes. On sale March 14 • 4 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
SPIDER-MAN REIGN #4
Written by KAARE ANDREWS Pencils & Cover by KAARE ANDREWS A searing vision of Spider-Man's future, brought to you by rising star Kaare Andrews (INCREDIBLE HULK). He was hiding in plain sight, waiting to dash the spark of hope whenever it came. Venom is back and you won't believe how he's changed. For Peter Parker, it all comes down to this. How much fight does he have left in him? Who can he turn to if he can't do it himself? 48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
STORMWATCH PHD #5
Written by Christos Gage Art by Matthew Smith Cover by Doug Mahnke Jackson King is a man with many secrets, not all of them job-related. When he sits down with a reporter for an interview about how he reassembled Stormwatch, many of those secrets will be revealed, including the answer to the question fans have been asking since day one: How can Fahrenheit, Fuji, Winter and Hellstrike possibly be alive? On sale March 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
STREET FIGHTER LEGENDS VOL 1 SAKURA TP
The most action-packed, out-of-control martial arts adventure blasts off as everyone's favorite fighting schoolgirl, SAKURA, leaps from the pages of Street Fighter into her own limited series! Taking her reluctant master's advice after returning to Japan, Sakura vows to emulate RYU and learn from as many different fighters as she can-leading to explosive encounters with the likes of E. HONDA, ZANGIEF, RAINBOW MIKA and her fiercest rival, KARIN! But perhaps her greatest challenge lies in the pink-garbed wonder himself… the ever-determined and hopelessly over-confident, DAN HIBIKI! Based on CAPCOM's smash hit STREET FIGHTER ALPHA videogame series, the Street Fighter Legends: Sakura TPB promises to have a little something for every fan with equal parts martial arts thrills and zany, over-the-top spills! The TPB collects all four issues of the mayhem-packed mini-series as well as the bonus prequel story that was previously published in the pages of Street Fighter II and Rival Schools.
SUPERMAN #660
Written by Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza Art by Carlos Pacheco, Peter Vale, and Jesus Merino Cover by Al Barrionuevo Is Superman an angel? A messenger from heaven itself? One woman believes with all her heart, but her faith in Superman may lead to disaster. As Superman reels from the shattering revelations of 'Camelot Falls,' Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza (ACTION COMICS: 'Back in Action!') re-team for a look at Superman's earliest days in Metropolis, and a tale of hope, power and deadly repercussions featuring stellar artwork by Carlos Pacheco and new discovery Peter Vale! On sale January 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
SUPERMAN BATMAN THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD
Written by Edmond Hamilton, Jeph Loeb and others Art by Curt Swan, Ed McGuinness and others Cover by Alex Ross Collecting the best team-ups between the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight, from the pages of SUPERMAN #76, WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #142, 159, 176, 207, MAN OF STEEL #3, BATMAN & SUPERMAN: WORLD'S FINEST #7, SUPERMAN/BATMAN SECRET FILES 2003 and SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #! Advance-solicited; on sale March 14 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US
TAG CURSED CVR A #2
by Giffen, Leib, & Chee Ed continues on his dark quest to track down the current person cursed with the Tag. Unable to continue to live his life, knowing he's passed the curse on to an unfortunate victim, Ed discovers a myriad of other people affected by the curse. Can he piece together the conundrum and face this supernatural horror? Can one man put an end to this cycle of anger, violence, and pain? Continuing the smash-hit horror franchise!
TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #6
Written by David Lapham and Brian Azzarello Art by Eric Battle, Cliff Chiang and Prentis Rollins Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz Crispus Allen cannot crack the case that links him to his monstrous alter ego…the Spectre! The Phantom Stranger appears to offer his own uncanny insights! Plus, Dr. 13's reality-bending riot continues! With Anthro, Genius Jones, Captain Fear, Primate Patrol, Haunted Tank, and more! On sale March 14 • 6 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US
TEEN TITANS #44
Written by Geoff Johns Art by Tony S. Daniel & Jonathan Glapion Cover by Daniel Part 2 of the 'Titans East' storyline explodes as the two Titan teams clash! On sale February 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
THRUD THE BARBARIAN #5
by Carl Critchlow 'Bungle in the Jungle': In this all new story Thrud hooks up with a crooked crew of amateur aviators in the quest to find the lost world of Mucho Pinchu and its tempting treasure trove of golden goodies. Jungle japes aplenty as the forest fights back!
THUNDERBOLTS #112
Written by WARREN ELLIS Penciled by MIKE DEODATO Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Variant Cover by PASQUAL FERRY After a disastrous capture mission, the Thunderbolts have troubled down-time, dealing with the split between the public projection of them as heroes and the reality of their incarceration. Meanwhile, Norman Osborn is studying a list of potential new targets, and the stress seems to be getting to him. Featuring a variant cover by Young Guns Reloaded artist Pasqual Ferry! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
THUNDERBOLTS PRESENTS ZEMO BORN BETTER #2
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Pencils and Cover by TOM GRUMMETT Star-crossed lovers and a time-tossed Helmut Zemo make for a very dangerous combination. It's the 1700's and the last person you want playing Cyrano on your side is Helmut Zemo... but that's exactly what he has to do in order to save the Zemo lineage! In the present, a major revelation about Wendell Volker's research for his 'Book of Zemo' casts his agenda in a very different light... will he be Helmut's savior... or his executioner? 32 PGS./Rated T+…$2.99
TRAKK MONSTER HUNTER TP
Famed Hollywood creature-creator STAN WINSTON started his own modern mythos with Trakk, in the sold-out Mutant Earth series. Now journey back in time to see the origins of the urban legend in this exciting prequel! Throughout human history horrors have stalked the streets, and not all of them were born of this world. A hero granted immortality must rediscover his soul before he can save us all. Featuring artwork by newcomer MICO SUAYAN and industry favorite PHILIP 'X-Men/Spawn' TAN.
TRENTON DOYLE HANDBOOK
by Trenton Doyle Hancock & Joe Rubenstein This follow-up to Hancock's acclaimed book, Me a Mound, is modeled on the Marvel Universe series. Like those comic books, Handbook is a guide to the fantastical, hilarious, and raunchy universe that Hancock has depicted in his paintings and installations for nearly a decade. Hancock's characters are engaged in an epic battle between two different species, the Vegans and the Mounds - the origin stories, mythology, and history of this conflict and its players are explicated with wonderful text and all new artwork in the Handbook. Hancock is an internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in New York's Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ULTIMATE COLLECTION VOL 1 TP
Written by BRAIN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY Collecting the groundbreaking first year of Ultimate Spider-Man in one colossal trade paperback! High school, puberty, first dances - there are many pitfalls to being young. Compound these with intense personal tragedy and super human powers, and you can start to visualize the world of Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man. Following the murder of his uncle and the Green Goblin's assault on his high school, Peter finds himself on the brink of manhood: getting a job at the Daily Bugle to help support his widowed aunt and taking on extracurricular activities - such as bringing down the Kingpin, the head of organized crime in New York City! Collecting ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1-13. 352 PGS./Rated A …$24.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2492-6
WARCRAFT VOL 3 GN
In this final volume in the groundbreaking Warcraft manga trilogy, the hopes for the elves and their crippled land rest with the Kalec, a blue dragon who has taken human form to escape deadly forces, and Anveena, a beautiful young maiden with an enchanting secret.... Key Selling Points: • LEAD Title - Will be promoted in an online advertising campaign featuring core sites with more than 2-3 Million impressions. • A BookScan bestseller-more than 100,000 copies of Warcraft vols 1 and 2 in print • Volume 3 manga preview running in every copy of Pocket Book's January '07 novel release, Worlds of WARCRAFT: Rise of the Horde • Part of TOKYOPOP's 'Choose Your Weapon' Winter '07 campaign focusing on action-oriented series targeting teen boys-promo includes national print and internet campaign, and free manga previews, giveaways, and contests; includes Utopia's Avenger (vol. 1 ISBN: 1-59816-670-0), Phantom (vol. 1 ISBN: 1-59816-770-7 ), Archlord (vol. 1 ISBN: 1-59816-967-X), Gyakushu(vol. 1 ISBN: 1-59816-969-6), and leads up to the release of Warcraft vol. 3 (ISBN: 1-59532-714-2) • From the artist of the best-selling King of Hell, cover art by Charles Park (Street Fighter, Robotech, X-men) • Written by Richard Knaak, the New York Times best-selling author of Warcraft, Diablo, Dragonlance and English adaptor of Ragnarok • Author Richard Knaak will make an appearance at NY Comic-Con in Feburary '07 to promote WARCRAFT vol. 3 • Featured Preview in MANGA Magazine Issue #5 available at NY Comic-Con in February 2007 Blurbs: • 'Fans of the popular video game series should enjoy this Dungeons and Dragons-style romp with manga trappings.' - Christopher Mautner, The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
WILDSTORM FINE ARTS SPOTLIGHT J SCOTT CAMPBELL
Written by J. Scott Campbell Art and cover by Campbell J. Scott Campbell's talents have grown at an incredible pace since joining WildStorm in the early '90s. His Gen13 and Danger Girl runs were best sellers and his renowned abilities make him one of the most sought-after cover artists working today. Now some of Campbell's best and rarest covers and pinups are collected here, along with a selection of pencil reproductions, accompanied by commentary from the artist. Featuring a striking new cover by Campbell! On sale March 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #12
Written by JEPH LOEB Pencils and Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI 'EVOLUTION' PART 3 GUEST-STARRING THE BLACK PANTHER AND STORM It's time for round three! Superstar Jeph Loeb (BATMAN: HUSH) is joined by Young Guns Reloaded artist Simone Bianchi for the biggest, best and, quite possibly, last battle between Wolverine and Sabretooth! These sworn foes have been locked in an endless grudge match that goes back longer than either can remember -- or even imagine. The key to victory is eons old, and it's certain to rock their world. The first clue to understanding it lies in the fabled African kingdom of Wakanda, home of the Black Panther and Storm. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
WOLVERINE ORIGINS VOL 2 SAVIOR PREMIERE HC
Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by STEVE DILLON Cover by JOE QUESADA Completely shattered by recent revelations, Logan must now ask himself some hard - almost impossible -- questions, such as whether he can continue on his quest...or if he even should. Though he now remembers who he was, the more pressing question becomes who - and what - is he now? Answering these questions will take the help of one of Logan's closest friends, and one of his deadliest enemies: Omega Red! Collecting WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #6-10. 120 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2286-9 Trim size: standard WOLVERINE: ORIGINS VOL. 1-BORN IN BLOOD PREMIERE HC STILL AVAILABLE! $19.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2285-0)
WONDER WOMAN #5
Written by Allan Heinberg Art and cover by Terry & Rachel Dodson Concluding the 5-part story 'Who is Wonder Woman?' The combined forces of Wonder Woman's transformed rogues gallery declare all-out war on the amazing Amazon, compelling the all-new Wonder Woman to mend fences and join forces with her predecessor and with Wonder Girl if she's going to survive to finally answer the question: 'Who Is Wonder Woman?' On sale February 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
WONDERLAND #3
by Tommy Kovac & Sonny Liew The White Rabbit is in quite a pickle, having been tricked by the Cheshire Cat into leading the furious Jabberwock right into the royal gardens of the Queen of Hearts. Caught between two beasts, will the rabbit loose his head? Meanwhile, Mary Ann and Feather are trapped at the bottom of a sticky treacle well with the three Twee sisters, Elsie, Lacie, and Tillie, and their royal guests, the King and Queen of Spades. If a butterfly beats its wings at the bottom of a treacle well, will a monarchy be overturned?
WORMWOOD GENTLEMAN CORPSE #6
Time for Wormwood is running out as the Leprechaunni disease takes hold. On safari on the Leprechaun world, as they hunt for their queen, they discover that by killing one and possessing it's head they can create a Leprehaunni translator-the first time in history. And, oh, what secrets they then discover. Courtesy of Eisner-nominated artist Ben Templesmith, *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
WORMWOOD GENTLEMAN CORPSE VOL 1 TP
Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Fell) creates an all-eerie and humorous new series. Things are awakening in the city. Things that have a nasty habit of leaving mutilated bodies in their wake and it all reeks of demons and dark gods up to no good. Owing a favor to his lazy ghost cop buddy Trotsky, Wormwood, the gentleman corpse and his oddball entourage are brought in to investigate the case (or at least hopefully not stuff it up too much). This collection compiles the first miniseries, the original 'Taster' issue, and covers, sketches, pin-ups and other cocktail napkin scribblings from Templesmith

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