Arriving Wednesday 7/26/06

This volume collects three stories set in the fan-favorite vampire centric world of 30 Days of Night, including the 30 Days of Night 2005 Annual: The Journal of John Ikos, the complete three-part 30 Days of Night: Dead Space miniseries, and Niles and Templesmith's 30 Days of Night: Picking Up the Pieces (originally published in IDW's Tales of Terror).
52 WEEK #12
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and Mark Waid Breakdowns by Keith Giffen Art by various Backup feature by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund Covers by J.G. Jones The story of the year continues in four more action-packed chapters of comics' only weekly superhero adventure! This month, get ready for the debut of three new characters that will create a powerful impact in the DCU...and change the face of 52 completely. In WEEK 9, with art by Shawn Moll & Tom Nguyen, learn who dies before Devilance. Plus, witness the debut of the new JLA! WEEK 10, illustrated by Chris Batista (LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES) & Jimmy Palmiotti, features the debut of Supernova, the new guardian of Metropolis! WEEK 11, featuring art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson and Todd Nauck & Marlo Alquiza, sheds light on the mysterious woman protecting Gotham City…wearing a very familiar uniform! Black Adam finds love in the arms of mythology in WEEK 12, with art by Eddy Barrows & Rob Stull. Isis is here! Plus the debut of the new SECRET ORIGINS backup by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund! 52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman …but not a year without heroes.
Written by Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza Art by Pete Woods Cover by Dave Gibbons An event trilogy guest-starring half the DCU kicks off in an issue featuring a stunning cover by Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN)! Superman is back - but is it really him? As Earth faces a powerful new menace, Superman contends with heroes wary that he might not be who he says he is. Guest-starring the Teen Titans, Nightwing and Firestorm!
written & illustrated by TED MATHOT, NATE STANTON, SCOTT MORSE, MARK ANDREWS, LOUIS GONZALES, PETER SOHN, BRIAN LARSEN, JEFF PIDGEON, DERICK THOMPSON, SANJAY PATEL, JENNIFER CHANG, ANGUS MACLANE, ROBERT KONDO, and others. cover by MARK HOLMES July 19 • 200 pg • FC • $24.99 From the heart of today's animation industry in E-Ville, California, new energy is pumped into the soul of the comics world with AFTERWORKS 2! Presented here is pure passion on the page, stories too personal to be told in any other medium than comics, stories that touch a nerve and charm the soul. From fact based accounts of Falluja missile strikes to reinterpretations of classic myth, from Tokyo excursions to flights of fantasy, from brawlers to the Devil to hopelessly romantic musicians, AFTERWORKS 2 is untainted storytelling that will be pulled off your shelf and reread time and again.
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY CIVIL WAR Tie-in! 'THE WAR AT HOME' Life couldn't be more complicated -- or more dangerous -- for Peter Parker. Spider-Man has picked a side in the Civil War that's tearing apart the super hero community, and the decision has ripped apart some of his strongest bonds. When one of the War's leaders comes to recruit Spidey for his troops, will Spidey stay true to that decision? Part of 3 (of 6).
Written by John Ridley Art and cover by Georges Jeanty & Karl Story Racial tensions down South ignite following the brutal death of a white villain at the hands of the New American! The Southern members of the fractured C.D.C. want to apprehend the rogue hero to have him stand trial for murder - but will that action spark a civil war among America's heroes?
Before Angel hit L.A., there were plenty of demons around. One of them was named Doyle, a half-human, half-Brachen demon with personal problems galore. When Angel gets to town, Doyle is entrusted by The-Powers-That-Be with guiding his quest for atonement-but with difficulties of his own to atone for, what made TPTB think he was the right, er... half-man for the job? Written by Angel novelist Jeff Mariotte (Angel: Old Friends) with art by his Angel: Old Friends partner David Messina. *Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio. *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
Written by SIMON FURMAN Penciled by JORGE LUCAS Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO The dreams of a mad god die screaming as the Annihilation Wave descends on the recreated Godthab Omega. And in the middle of it all, Ronan, torn between saving as many lives as possible and a quickly disappearing chance to clear his name. Ultimately, the price of Ronan's newfound freedom... may well be his life! Guest starring GAMORA! Interlocking cover with all three other ANNIHILATION covers!
by James Kuhoric & Kevin Sharpe ASH VS. DRACULA: Part 2-A rampant vampire plague ravages New York rotting the Big Apple to the core. As hordes of vampire bats descend on the unsuspecting city, Ash orders up some whoop ass in a greasy spoon overrun by the undead. Armed with the boom stick and chainsaw Ash gives the blood suckers a taste of 21st century chutzpah. When Sugarbaby is turned into one of Dracula's concubine, Ash discovers that a whack-job monster hunter may be his only chance to save the save the girl and his own soul. When the Necronomicon rears its blood inked head all hell breaks loose sending Ash on a time traveling snipe hunt to find the sole holy artifact capable of permanently killing the Prince of Vampires once and for all! The ultimate horror showdown continues as Ash faces off with Dracula! Shipping with four covers in an equal ratio by: Kevin Sharpe, Nick Bradshaw, Pablo Marcos, and a bonus surprise monsters cover!
Written by Kurt Busiek Art by Brent Anderson Cover by Alex Ross Don't miss this exciting new ASTRO CITY Special that reveals the long-awaited story of Samaritan's greatest enemy: Infidel! In this special bridging the gap between chapters of the epic DARK AGE saga, witness centuries of conflict - featuring weird science, manipulation of time on a vast scale, the Black Plague, Pompeii and more - all in the space of one night, and one fateful dinner. It's Samaritan's first solo special; and the story of one brilliant, tormented man whose will is strong enough to shatter the world. Over and over again, if necessary.
by Tommy Kovac Now that the villagers blame Autumn for Ferula's death, what will happen if she is exiled from the village? Frustrated by her faulty memory, Autumn attempts to prize some answers to her past from the stubborn grimoire. When she pushes for information about the dreaded witch, Baba Yag, the results are startling and bloody. At night, Autumn is tormented by more nightmares of violence and menacing specters, leading her to the edge of the Black Wood in the dark early hours of morning. A betrayal is revealed, and ignites an unstoppable fury which threatens to destroy everything in its path.
Written by MARC SUMERAK Art & Cover by GURIHIRU Power Pack has been transported to a dark, sinister world... and their only hope of getting back home lies with some very familiar allies. But even if the kids manage to make it back safely, will they be able to save their world from the same grim fate they've just witnessed? Power Pack's awesome adventure with the Avengers ends here!
Written by Grant Morrison Art and cover by Andy Kubert Variant cover by Adam Kubert Comic legends Grant Morrison (ALL STAR SUPERMAN, SEVEN SOLDIERS) and Andy Kubert (Ultimate X-Men, 1602) come together for Part 1 of 'Batman and Son.' After a harrowing battle with the Joker high atop Police Headquarters, Batman decides to let Bruce Wayne step into the light. But just who is watching billionaire Bruce Wayne? And what does their plan have to do with Man-Bat? Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers by Andy Kubert and Adam Kubert (in approximately a 10:1 ratio).
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN art by TONY MOORE & CORY WALKER cover by CORY WALKER & VAL STAPLES Featuring a never-before-published story by ROBERT KIRKMAN and TONY MOORE! Pope and friends settle into their new home. Plus, Pope finds himself daydreaming about a past encounter in a story illustrated by CORY WALKER.
Written by Gail Simone Art by Paulo Siqueira & Robin Riggs Cover by Jerry Ordway Part 1 of the new story arc 'Headhunting!' Black Alice returns and finds herself in a struggle between good and evil. The Birds of Prey want to make sure she uses her powers over magic for good, but mysterious enemies want to make sure she doesn't!
The sins of Jericho are laid bare, the streets run with blood, and the hour of judgment is at hand. Don't miss the shocking conclusion to what The Fourth Rail calls 'a sexy but quiet adventure into darkness.'
Written by JACK KIRBY & ED HANNIGAN Penciled by JACK KIRBY & JERRY BINGHAM Cover by JACK KIRBY Heroism seems to run in the Black Panther's family...but which way are the new heroes running? The King's favorite king returns in some of his earliest solo sagas! Mutated monsters menace the wondrous reign of Wakanda! Captivating Kirby classics not seen in nearly thirty years! Collects BLACK PANTHER #8-13.
by Joe Casey & Julia Bacellar A new one-shot villain book in the vein of Mark Waid's Empire, Mark Millar's Wanted, and DC's Villains United! The mob's going to war with super-villain organization S.L.A.S.H. while the mysterious super-villain known as The Black Plague goes to war with them both. It's a look into the criminal underworld in a super-powered reality as various factions battle for power. Available with a Dave Johnson or Previews Exclusive Mike Mayhew cover.
Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers Art and cover by Duncan Rouleau Does the Scarab's new owner have a little of that old black magic? The Phantom Stranger wants to know!
by Rob Vollmar & Pablo Callejo The buzz is mounting on this series! The law hot on his trail, Bluesman Lem Taylor travels to Little Rock seeking out J.L. Dougherty, the one man that might still have the power to help him escape this nightmare alive. But with storm clouds brewing on the horizon, can Lem find shelter before his best hope becomes his worst nightmare? Find out in the explosive climax to this ground-breaking saga!
by Neil Kleid & Jake Allen Now in paperback! In the 1930's, life in Brooklyn was murder. 'Jewish gangster' isn't a term you hear much in post-Holocaust society... but back when the Dodgers played in the East and licorice cost a penny a bag, Brooklyn corners were lousy with young, Semitic toughs looking for adventure and excitement - none more so than in Brownsville. Follow the intertwined lives of Allie Tanennbaum, Abe Reles and scores of hoods organized by Louis Lepke Buchalter into the deadliest hit operation in Mafia history, 'Murder, Inc.', as they escape the mean streets and lonely tenements of East New York. They make themselves into the most dangerous men in America, only to eventually send their best friends and closest allies up the river. Written by Xeric Award winner Neil Kleid, an exciting new author to watch closely.
by Debbie Huey With the success of Bumperboy's first adventure, Debbie Huey returns with a brand new book titled Bumperboy & the Loud Loud Mountain. Join Bumperboy and his best pal Bumperpup as they unravel the mystery of a rather talkative mountain, meet new friends, and discover a new enemy in this brand new all-ages adventure that will keep readers riveted!
Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by MIKE PERKINS & ERIC WIGHT Cover by STEVE EPTING Six months ago, Crossbones kidnapped the Red Skull's daughter, Sin, from a government re-education facility and disappeared into the night. Now, he and this spawn of infinite evil have come to the American Midwest to tear a new hole in A.I.M. - but none of them counted on Cap and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent 13 stumbling into the mix, and everything going wrong! Plus: Cap's newest enemy, General Aleksander Lukin, the head of one of the most powerful corporations in the world, is attempting to buy a piece of land in Germany, and he won't take no for an answer. What does he want there? The answer to that can only be found in an untold tale from the war - a story that finds Cap and Bucky fighting alongside Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos behind enemy lines, trying to stop the Red Skull from launching a monstrous attack on the Allies unlike anything ever seen before! Collects CAPTAIN AMERICA #15-17 and the CAPTAIN AMERICA 65TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL.
Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by MIKE PERKINS & ERIC WIGHT Cover by STEVE EPTING Six months ago, Crossbones kidnapped the Red Skull's daughter, Sin, from a government re-education facility and disappeared into the night. Now, he and this spawn of infinite evil have come to the American Midwest to tear a new hole in A.I.M. - but none of them counted on Cap and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent 13 stumbling into the mix, and everything going wrong! Plus: Cap's newest enemy, General Aleksander Lukin, the head of one of the most powerful corporations in the world, is attempting to buy a piece of land in Germany, and he won't take no for an answer. What does he want there? The answer to that can only be found in an untold tale from the war - a story that finds Cap and Bucky fighting alongside Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos behind enemy lines, trying to stop the Red Skull from launching a monstrous attack on the Allies unlike anything ever seen before! Collects CAPTAIN AMERICA #15-17 and the CAPTAIN AMERICA 65TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL.
Written by Amy Rogers, Sholly Fisch and Jim Alexander Art by Cindy Morrow, Gary Fields, Dan Day and Mike DeCarlo Cover by Robert Pope Watch out, Powerpuff Girls! Moving to the Block Party wasn't enough to avoid the Micro-Puffs! Plus, Billy once again learns no good can come from scrounging around Grim's forbidden trunk of magical items.
by Linda Medley The award-winning series returns! The first issue of volume II is a giant oversized issue that includes the last two, long out-of-print self-published issues of Castle Waiting (#15 and 16), which began a new storyline. Before deciding on her living quarters in the tower of Castle Waiting, Lady Jain receives a tour from 'the Beakster' of every sprite-filled corner. In the counting room, she is transported, through a series of flashbacks, to her childhood. Sister Peace looks for a housewarming gift while Chess gets a shoe repaired.
Written by PAUL JENKINS Penciled by RAMON BACHS & STEVE LIEBER Cover by JOHN WATSON 'Embedded' - Civil War has ignited across the Marvel Universe! Embedded reporters Sally Floyd and Ben Urich are driven into the heart of battle-a battle in which a hero will fall. Their investigations will take Sally into the heart of Captain America's resistance, while Urich is about to get reacquainted with a certain green friend... 'The Accussed' - Despised by a nation, the lone survivor of the New Warriors' team is behind bars. Without family, without a friend in the world and without a reason to go one, will this hero make a deal, or take a stand? 'Correspondence' - Juxtaposing stories of war throughout time with the Marvel Civil War, 'Correspondence' adapts tales from World War I and more!
Written by ZEB WELLS Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI Cover by JIM CHEUNG As the public turns against Marvel's heroes, the gears of Civil War threaten to crush Brian K. Vaughan's Runaways. But when Allan Heinberg's Young Avengers offer their assistance, how can the Runaways believe they're on the same side? Don't miss this Civil War tie-in that promises to have lasting repercussions for both popular teams! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Will Pfeifer Art and cover by Cliff Chiang The final chapter in Crispus Allen's journey from lost soul to becoming the Spectre happens right here! With eternal rest denied him and evil amok on Earth, Allen must embrace his ultimate destiny - but at a price greater than any human can bear!
by Eiji Nonaka Takashi Kamiyama is an average high school student who wouldn't hurt a fly. But after becoming friends with a motley crew of thugs, a gorilla, and a trashcan-shaped robot, Takashi won't just learn his ABCs - he'll learn everything there is to know about being a juvenile delinquent!
Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by MICHAEL LARK Cover by DAVID FINCH It's the heightened senses-shattering conclusion of 'The Devil in Cell-Block D' and many questions are answered! Who is the man behind the Daredevil mask running around Hell's Kitchen? How will Matt get out of the corner he's been painted into? And will he be jumping right out of the frying pan and into a fire of his own making? Mystery and action abounds as fan-favorite creators Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark bring their first Daredevil arc to a close!
A new look inside the mind of one of comics' greatest creators! This collects 20 years worth of doodles, sketches and roughs from Space Ghost creator Alex Toth, never before in print. Also features 'director's commentary' by the artist on some of his classic comics stories, and correspondence full of insights on storytelling.
by Jamie S. Rich It's 1999 in Portland, Oregon. Lance Scott has just turned 25 and has a pretty good life. Paul Weller is his god; music his constant companion. He has a great apartment, a spoiled cat, an easygoing roommate; only one thing is missing - the girl of his dreams. But reality rarely lives up to dreams. Three girls take turns with his heart, but can he commit to any one of them, or will he always be looking back at what he's left and forward at what might come? And then there's the blue haired girl. This sophomore novel by Jamie S. Rich takes a pop-culture filled look at the irony of a guy who is only able to be truly present in his relationship with his cat; and the accidents that happen when you try to reach forward toward a new love while simultaneously looking over your shoulder at the past.
Written by TONY BEDARD Penciled by Jim Calafiore Cover by Paul Pelletier 'BACK IN THE SADDLE' Part 1 (of 1)! With the World Tour finally at an end, the Exiles are demanding a break. They take the time to visit their homes and get some much needed down time. However, there are worlds out there that still need their help. But if the Exiles aren't willing to do the job...who will replace them?!
Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by PABLO RAIMONDI Cover by PAOLO RIVERA From the black steppes of Eastern Europe, to the college campuses of New York City, and finally to the throne of Latveria -- this is the life of Von Doom! From his earliest disasters to his scientific triumphs to the tragedy of the fractured man he would become, this is the story you know, and the one that you don't. The story of the missing years and the journey that shaped the man who would be king. An epic Russian tragedy in comic form, this is unlike any Doom story you've ever seen. Five-time Eisner-nominated Best Writer Ed Brubaker turns his shadowy vision to Marvel's greatest villain, Victor Von Doom. With the phenomenal art team of Pablo Raimondi and Mark Farmer, you will witness Doom's life from his earliest moments to the day he took the throne of Latveria. A dark and revealing examination of how an innocent boy grows up to be a tyrant -- a new twist on an old legend -- BOOKS OF DOOM is a sweeping epic of tragedy, madness and destiny! Collects BOOKS OF DOOM #1-6.
written by RICK REMENDER art by TONY MOORE & MIKE MANLEY cover by TONY MOORE 'REIGNITION,' Conclusion Heath returns to Earth for the first time in eight years in a futile attempt to save his home planet from the scourge of a Feeder alien infestation.
Convinced heâ™s hiding something, Isuzu continues going to Shigureâ™s house but this time, Isuzu feels sick and Tohru finds her passed out! Tohru tries to get Isuzu to hospital however she refuses to go and ends up getting into an argument with Tohru about breaking the curse. Meanwhile, Yuki goes to the ASB council room only to find it trashed again! But as the secrets of who trashed the room come out of the closet, Yuki accidentally gets locked in one. Who will be the one to help her come out? Key Selling Points: • Peaking and ran at #1 in sales more than 15 weeks throughout 2005. Consistently a strong seller, according to BookScan. • Over 500,000 books sold through Q4 2005! • Part of YALSA's 2005 top ten âœQuick picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readersâ list • Inspired the hit anime available on DVD from Funimation. Blurbs: • 'Do not walk, do not run - fly out and get it.' - AnimeOn • 'A-tisket, a-tasket... a brand-new manga Basket! Come Feb. 10, fans can finally get their hands on the first Fruits Basket graphic novel! ... So just how popular is it? 'The response has been incredible,' beams [Jake Forbes]. 'When TOKYOPOP conducted a poll about which titles fans wanted to see translated, Fruits Basket ranked number one, with three times as many votes as the runner-up.' - Tom Root, Anime Insider
by Boothby & Kazaleh After a freak accident with Professor Farnsworth's Time Rifle, Leela is blown to past, present, and future bits, dividing her into her toddler, teen, and elderly selves. Any way you look at it, there's a whole lotta Leela going on.
by Ted Stern In this penultimate issue, Fuzz comes up with a way to defeat ferryman Victor's nemesis once and for all - with disastrous consequences. In the machiavellian world of the gladiator games, Pluck is king -until he finally meets his match. Part four of a five part series. Though beloved by artists like Chris Ware and David Mazzucchelli, this might be our most underrated series. Funny, surreal, moving and engrossing.
written by JOE CASEY art by TOM SCIOLI wraparound cover by TOM SCIOLI & RICHARD STARKINGS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY ISSUE! EXTRA-LENGTH STORY AT NO EXTRA CHARGE!!! BOOK TWELVE: HIGH NOON, TEA TIME The lives of every New Yorker hangs in the balance as Commander Adam Archer confronts the combined evil of King Janus and the Never and their scheme of metropolitan annihilation! More than a rescue, more than a fight… the outcome of this adventure will change EVERYTHING!
Written by Walter Simonson Art and cover by Howard Chaykin Beaten and bruised from her fight with Khimaera, Hawkgirl is caught by surprise when a friend from her past makes an unexpected appearance. Could it be the return of Hawkman?
Written by Mike Carey Art and cover by Leonardo Manco An amazing softcover edition of the epic horror story written by Mike Carey with stunningly visceral art by Leonardo Manco. When a mysterious worldwide plague puts millions of people into deadly comas - including Chas Chandler's granddaughter, Tricia - Earth's foremost expert on the bizarre, John Constantine, steps in with the 'cure.'
by Brandon Jerwa & Michael Avon Oeming SPecial Introductory price of .25¢! The tale that leads in to the first classic first movie! After her graduation, Connor's adopted daughter Rachel takes some time to see the world and live an adult life of her own, and Connor is terribly lonely in her absence. Settling into his post-World War II life, Connor is approached by a former Army commander under which he served. The commander has been moved into the spy world, and he reveals that he knows Connor's secret, having seen him survive serious wounds during the war. Promised that his secret will remain safe, Connor is offered a mission: cross the Berlin Wall and investigate reports of a Soviet super-soldier program. When Connor arrives, he finds himself face-to-face with the Kurgan, who is serving as the muscle for this Soviet program! Cover art by Gabriel Dell'Otto.
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges Art by Tony Akins & Andrey Pepoy Cover by James Jean Everyone's favorite trickster is back - now in his own monthly series written by FABLES creator Bill Willingham and prose writer Matthew Sturges (Midwinter, Beneath the Skin and Other Stories) and featuring art by Tony Akins (HELLBLAZER: PAPA MIDNITE) & Andrew Pepoy (FABLES) and covers by James Jean. After stealing money from Fabletown and pissing off all the wrong people, Jack of the Tales - who is at once every Jack of legend - was booted out of the Fables community. But for Jack, there was no better way to strike back than starring in his own series. Last seen hitchhiking from Hollywood after releasing a trilogy of films (about himself) that made him an international superstar, the series follows Jack's immediate adventures as a wayward Fable in the heartland of America. His extreme road stories and encounters with other notorious, renegade Fables are just a few of the situations in store for this fan-favorite character of the multiple Eisner Award-winning FABLES series. Willingham remarked, 'The only way to stop Jack from stinking up the regular FABLES series was to offer him his own spin-off book, so really we had no choice.'
by Keith Giffen, Alan Grant, & Rael Lyra Dak Moira searches for The Well of K'shak - which contains a shard that's the only remnant left in the universe of the original Big Bang! Meanwhile, Harm has a showdown with Brune S'Maze, the galactic villain composed completely of sentient gas. All-out action from Keith (Annihilation, DC's 52) Giffen and Alan (2000 AD) Grant!
Written by Steve Englehart Art by Tom Derenick & Mark Farmer Cover by Mike Zeck & Jerry Ordway The conclusion of the lost adventure of the Detroit League! The fate of the JLA hangs in the balance as Gypsy gets a glimpse of what the future holds for her newfound partners while saving Aquaman from certain death! Events in this story lead directly into JSA CLASSIFIED #14!
Written by Steve Englehart Art by Tom Derenick & Mark Farmer Cover by Mike Zeck & Jerry Ordway Continuing the events of JLA CLASSIFIED #25, we catch up with Amos Fortune as he teams up with the Gambler! Their first game: kidnapping Wildcat. It's up to Star Girl to rescue him, with some help from Gypsy and Vixen!
by Craig Boldman & Rex Lindsey 'We Meet Again': It's a 'Twyst' of fate when Trula Twyst returns! Can she and Jughead finally put aside their differences, or will this latest encounter become an outsmarting contest, too? 'Behind the Panels': Our hero and his friends decide to break down the fourth wall - literally, as they explore 'behind' the comic book panels to find out why nothing's happening in this story! 'The Appealing/Appalling Jughead Jones': Ethel is coming on stronger than ever, so Jughead must step up his game to become as unappealing as possible.
by J. Torres & Eric Kim Joel hates Korea. Why he agreed to teach there defies his comprehension. He can't wait to return to normal life. His year of teaching is almost over and then he'll finally be free. But Joel's life is about to go from dark dreams to cotton candy kisses and it's all because of Hana. The very sight of this girl sends him flying straight to cloud nine, but won't another year in Korea send him crashing back down? Collects the first three installments of the series in one handy manga-sized volume!
Written by Brian Azzarello Art and cover by Marcelo Frusin Artist Marcelo Frusin returns for the first installment of the new story arc 'Thicker Than Blackwater.' Wes Cutter's the new sheriff in town, and what better way to welcome him to the job than with a grisly murder. But when Sheriff Wes starts to investigate the brutal killing, he finds something familiar - and he doesn't like what he sees.
Written by Mike Carey Cover by Christopher Moeller Art by Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly, Colleen Doran and Michael Wm. Kaluta The war in Heaven reaches its universe-shaking conclusion in MORNINGSTAR, the tenth volume of writer Mike Carey's celebrated series. Collecting issues #62-69, MORNINGSTAR gathers together the forces of Heaven, Hell, and everyone in between for a final battle to determine the fate of both Yahweh and Lucifer's Creations - a fate no one, not even the Lightbringer, could foresee.
by Ben Avery & Hector Sevilla Alice (from Wonderland), the pirate Jim Hawkins, the famed Piper, Red Riding Hood, Pinocchio, Cheshire Cat, and the French swords-woman Milady must join forces against the fairy realm's greatest evil. But will their combined might be enough to vanquish his power? Meanwhile, the secrets behind Milady's swords, Makoma's bag, and the third little pig are all revealed.
by Dame Darcy In every issue of Meatcake, Dame Darcy slices-and-dices goodies into a comics feast, and this latest issue is no exception. Populated with pirates, zombies, and dolls, Meatcake's absinthe-soaked Victorian art style thrives as the Dame expounds her theories on Einstein, New Orleans, and various movies. Plus a 'Handbook for Hot Witches!'

by Stephan Petrucha & Sho Murase When the eccentric Blanche Porter reports that her beloved Mr. Cheeters has vanished, it isn't your standard missing persons case. As Nancy Drew soon discovers, Mr. Cheeters, is a pet chimp. Or is he? Based on a preliminary investigation and information obtained from Blanche's brother, Lawrence, the River Heights police dismiss the case as bogus - doubting that there ever was a Mr. Cheeters to begin with. But when Nancy Drew discovers there's a missing diamond necklace as well - she's on the case! Can Nancy, along with Bess and George, recover the great ape and the necklace, or has Blanche Porter made a monkey out of Nancy Drew?
Written by Mike Carey Art and cover by Glenn Fabry The mesmerizing comics adaptation of Neil Gaiman's classic urban fantasy novel nears its stunning finale. Hunter reveals a lethal secret that could spell doom for Door, but the Marquis De Carabas may have one final stratagem left to play.
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN THE MYSTERY OF THE SENTRY REVEALED! The Avengers try to help the most powerful super hero in the world figure out who he is and where he came from! But will this knowledge destroy the man they're trying to help? Collects NEW AVENGERS #7-10 and the NEW AVENGERS: MOST WANTED FILES handbook.
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by MICHAEL RYAN & STEVEN CUMMINGS Cover by MICHAEL RYAN Excalibur is back, just the way you like them! From the ashes of House of M a new Excalibur team is formed to combat the aftereffects of this cataclysmic event! Witness the birth of Captain Britain's new team forming, as a sinister force already tries to tear them apart! Starring Dazzler, Juggernaut, Nocturne and Pete Wisdom!! Guest-starring the Uncanny X-Men! Plus: Still reeling from M-Day, New Excalibur is brought together to become Europe's premier super team. Not everyone is pleased. Guest starring Lionheart (from the pages of AVENGERS)! Collects NEW EXCALIBUR #1-6.
Written by Bruce Jones Art by Paco Diaz & Bit Cover by Jock When the dust settles, there will be only one Nightwing - but the price of victory may be too much to bear. Don't miss the ending of this roller-coaster ride, and the beginning of a brand new chapter in the lives of Nightwing and Dick Grayson!
Five hundred years before Columbus, barbaric Viking invasions ravaged North America. Pathfinder is the story of a young Viking boy left behind as the only survivor of a shipwrecked expedition. A stranger in a strange land, the boy is raised by a tribe of American Indians-the very people the Vikings had sworn to destroy. When Vikings again storm the eastern shores, waging another barbaric campaign, they slaughter the tribe that adopted the young man. Now he wages a violent personal war to stop the Viking's trail of death and destruction. • Pathfinder is set to be released as a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox in July 2006.
by Ted Naifeh Ted Naifeh, the creator of Courtney Crumrin, turns his attention from the creepy crawly 'night things' to the hi-larious high seas. Polly is caught between the prim-and-proper boarding school set she's grown-up with and the legendary legacy of the Pirate Queen that she never knew she was a part of! Hoist the sails and batten the hatches for this new trade paperback collecting the sold out miniseries!
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Art & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING 'SECRET IDENTITY' NEW STORY ARC! JUMPING-ON POINT! Walker and Pilgrim have been homicide detectives and partners for years, but secrets they've kept from each other are now too big and too dangerous to remain secrets for long. Things are about to get really crazy...even for the Eisner Award-winning POWERS! From the writer of NEW AVENGERS! Part 1 (of 6)
Previews is your ultimate source for all the merchandise available from your local comic book specialty retailer… approximately two months in advance! Hundreds of comics from a myriad of publishers, the coolest merchandise on Earth, plus exclusive items available nowhere else! This issue features items scheduled to ship from September 2006 through November 2006!
by Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, & Pablo Marcos; covers by Jim Lee & George Peréz Sonja meets her deadliest enemy as Year Two of Dynamite Entertainment's Red Sonja journey kicks off in this introductory issue to an explosive new story arc! Who has been the wizard Sonja's been after? What is his connection to her past? This issue begins to reveal all of the answers that lead back to issue #0 and the first storyline! This 12th issue features a stunning cover by Jim Lee, who's joined by George Perez, along with the ultimate all-star team of writer Michael Avon Oeming and Mel Rubi's gorgeous interiors! Plus, 'flashback art' by Pablo Marcos and more! And it's in this very issue that the question of 'what do Spider-Man, the Uncanny X-Men, the Avengers and Sonja have in common?' is answered in the stunning final pages of this introductory issue. Part 1 is amazing, it's uncanny, and the new storyline starts HERE! Two covers shipping in equal ratio featuring Jim Lee and George Peréz.
(W) Jeremy Hall (P) David Nakayama The 4 horsemen meet 400 horsepower! Piers Anthony, the award winning author of the Xanth series of novels, presents Revved, a high octane, explosive saga built on fast cars and international intrigue. To help pay off his Father's gambling debt Jack James steals a Mazda RX8 from a Las Vegas casino. As the ignition sparks Jack sees visions of the past and a portent of the future: He will become part of a team of speed junkies that will either save the world or bring it to its end! Full Color 32 Pages $2.99 Mini Series
by Martin Schenk, Todd Lincoln, & Diogenese Neves Friends on a rescue mission discover that the road ahead physically changes every time they stop, speeding their descent to a dark, Orwellian world ruled by savage monstrosities. Conned into stealing the Unholy Grail, the source of unlimited power, they discover that all escapes are paved in blood. Presenting a horrific new miniseries created and written by the team tagged to bring Hack/Slash to the big screen!
written by FRANK ESPINOSA & MARIE TAYLOR art & cover by FRANK ESPINOSA July 19 • 32 pg • FC • $3.99 'HISTORIES' The Journey continues. The fight for the future of the Hidden Sea begins! Birdmen against Giant Robots! War has broken out in the Hidden Sea! Rocketo and his team of explorers must once again do battle with the forces of Lucerne! As the giant army of Scarletto takes over the city in the Hidden Sea, Rocketo's life hangs in the balance!
story by ERIK LARSEN art & cover by ERIK LARSEN August 30 • 32 pg • FC • $1.95 THE ORIGIN OF THE SAVAGE DRAGON!-Re-presenting the titanic tale of how Savage Dragon came to be from the sold-out IMAGE COMICS HC! If you've ever wondered where the Dragon hailed from or how he came to be-this is it! Formatted and priced to fit in right before the first issue of the three-issue SAVAGE DRAGON miniseries, this issue sets the stage for literally everything that has happened to the Dragon from 1992 onwards!
by Michael Alan Nelson & Chee The critically-acclaimed series that Mark Waid called 'a sci-fi Walking Dead' continues! Miles finds the road to survival in this new alien-infested world is getting more and more difficult. His fight to get a little girl some insulin in a neighboring town has turned into a fight with the local authorities, while some of Miles' group turns on each other and the price is... murder! Meanwhile, a hint at what the aliens have planned in this new attack on the planet begins to unfold.
by Ronald Shussett, Michael Town & Dave Elliot, & Steve Pugh From Ronald Shussett, writer/producer of Alien and Total Recall, and executive producer on Minority Report, and Steve Pugh, artist of Superman vs. Terminator and Star Wars, comes the new series, Shark-Man! This is the story of a death-row prisoner forced to protect a Utopian society from the cancer of organized crime. Imagine 1930s Chicago crossed with a futuristic Venice, Italy. Tom Gaskill was falsely convicted of his father's murder and the theft of the city's wealth. Now he must protect New Venice City, the ocean city his father built, with the help of a submarine designed to be the ocean's greatest weapon. Even from within the confines of the prison, Tom manages to battle the dark forces on the outside!
written by PAUL JENKINS art & cover by CHRIS MORENO July 19 • 32 pg • FC • $3.50 In this issue, Eddie, in an effort to make more money and make ends meet, tries life as a sidekick to four different and distinct heroes, each one crazier than the other! We meet the downtrodden Hobo for the first time, we marvel at the ingenuity of an automated 'Escape Bear,' Eddie gets lucky in an elevator, and our hero learns just how hard it is to cover up an eye injury. Confused? You will be.
Imagine you are eight years old, undead and pure evil. Your plans to gain ultimate power in the mist-enshrouded haunted town of Silent Hill have left you defeated, a prisoner. Suddenly you are free. But this is what hell really is... because now you are alive and vulnerable-and you have competition. May the deadliest win.
by Matt Groening Patty and Selma lose their jobs at the DMV, and the Simpsons end up with two more cigarette smoking mouths to feed. Things begin to look up for Marge's twin sisters when they take new jobs as flight attendants, but the skies above Springfield will never be safe again. Then, don't touch that dial! Bart and Lisa turn a local cable access station into a big broadcasting concern. Check your local listings to see if they have the maverick manner to outmaneuver Murdoch. Collects Simpsons Comics #16 & #17.
by Joe Edkin & Tracy Yardley 'No Thanks for the Memories': Part 2 (of 2)-Sonic's 15th Anniversary adventure continues in Sonic X! Sonic, Amy Rose, Knuckles and Tails are trapped in a Virtual Reality universe powered by the Master Emerald. Now our Heroes must battle their way back to their friends who believe they have been left behind forever! Will Sonic be abandoned by his mistaken friends? Will Eggman win and destroy his hated nemesis? Will Bukkun's mad desire for sugary treats be the undoing of everything!
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER Pencils & Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA It's time for Mary Jane to take her relationship with a certain someone to the next level, and she knows it. Unfortunately, being the lead in the school play leaves little time for a social life! And is MJ's mind playing tricks on her, or is Liz getting back together with Flash?
Joss Whedon's fan-favorite character Spike goes solo in three extra-length tales collected here. This special trade paperback presents the sold-out 'Spike: Old Times,' written by Peter David (Fallen Angel), as well as Scott Tipton's 'Spike: Old Wounds,' and 'Spike: Lost & Found' in one attractive collection. All three tales feature photorealistic art from artist Fernando Goni.
Fan-favorite author Peter David continues with the fourth installment of the centuries-spanning Spike saga. In the midst of the jazz scene in 1950s Italy, Spike finds Drusilla being romanced away from him courtesy of a dark and mysterious stranger. Is it Dracula? His old enemy, the Immortal? Or is there a new player in town who spells danger for all concerned?
Witness the untold stories of the Jedi who took a last stand against Emperor Palpatine in the moments during, and immediately after, the events in Revenge of the Sith! Watch Darth Vader undertake a Jedi 'purge' of his own in the hunt for Obi-Wan Kenobi! In the jungles of the Wookiee homeworld Kashyyyk, Quinlan Vos wages a battle of impossible odds against his own troops to protect his loved ones. On the icy Outer Rim world of Toola, Jedi Master Kai Huddora takes a terrified Padawan into his charge after her own master falls to Order 66. Amidst the forests of New Plymto, Das Jennir finds himself in league with a band of rebels he'd led attacks against only days before. Not all Jedi are scattered across the galaxy however, and soon, a brave few will plot to topple Sith rule-by setting a trap for the newly unveiled Darth Vader! • This volume proves that while the Clone Wars have ended, the fight for the fate of the Jedi has just begun! • Sales of the Dark Horse Star Wars: Clone Wars graphic novels are approaching 200, 000!
The wildest adventure in the ancient history of Star Wars gets wilder in a brand-new story arc featuring the most feared warriors in the galaxy-Mandalorians! Leaving the treacherous streets of Taris behind them, fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick and the rag-tag crew of the Last Resort cook up a scheme to pilfer much needed supplies from an unsuspecting bunch of miserly miners. Unfortunately, any attempts at avoiding attention are for naught when the group finds they've landed themselves smack dab in the middle of the Republic and Mandalorian conflict! • The flagship series of Dark Horse's exciting relaunch of its Star Wars publishing line, celebrating the company's twentieth anniversary. • Continuing the ongoing monthly series set four thousand years before the rise of the Empire and the fall of Anakin Skywalker (and eight years prior to the events in the Knights of the Old Republic video game).
Written by ERIC JEROME DICKEY Penciled by DAVID YARDIN & LAN MEDINA Cover by MIKE MAYHEW It's High Noon -- at 20,000 feet! Captured by the Bull and his cronies, bound and helpless on a transport helicopter and headed to God knows where, Ororo and T'Challa are in big trouble. If they are going to survive this ordeal, then Ororo must do what she has never done before: harness her terrifying powers and, for the first time, use them as a weapon. And that's the easy part! Trust us, True Believer, you won't want to miss this key issue of the limited series that tells the untold love story between Marvel's two pre-eminent Black super heroes -- Storm and the Black Panther!
by Terry Moore The final story arc begins in issue 83! The SiP girls rally around David in his time of need, and no king ever had it so good! But it's a tough day in paradise when an SiP legend meets a tragic end!
Written by Greg Rucka Art by Ed Benes & Alex Lei Cover by Joe Benitez The new series art team of Ed Benes & Alex Lei (BIRDS OF PREY, SUPERMAN) joins writer Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN, THE OMAC PROJECT) for an explosive new story! The shocking truth behind Supergirl's visit to Kandor is revealed, and it kicks off a new quest for the Girl of Steel! Plus, another battle with Power Girl!
by Jim Lawson This all-new 4-issue mini-series picks up immediately after the events of the fan-favorite (and sold-out) Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5! Hoping to pull the blind Leonardo out of his depression, Splinter takes Leo on a journey into the countryside. Leo soon learns that the old rat's intentions are not at all charitable when he finds himself abandoned and lost in the woods. Leonardo then meets a new teacher, one who demands total obedience! Will Leo cave or rise to the challenge?
Written by J. Torres Art by Mike Norton & Lary Stucker Cover by Sean Galloway Batter up! The Teen Titans go up against a collection of their wildest foes for a good old-fashioned game of baseball…but the stakes in this game include the lives of everyone in Jump City! This is definitely one of the strangest sports stories you'll read this year!
Written by Geoff Johns, Bill Willingham and Marv Wolfman Art by Tony Daniel, Scott McDaniel, Paco Medina, Todd Nauck and others Cover by Jerome K. Moore A new collection reprinting TEEN TITANS #29-33, TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 and ROBIN #146-147! In the midst of INFINITE CRISIS, all hell is breaking loose as the dead seem to be returning to life - and Brother Blood is taking full advantage of the situation! Plus, Superboy meets Superboy-Prime!
Written by Douglas Rushkoff Art and cover by Liam Sharp Collecting the acclaimed first 5-issue story arc of the revolutionary new series by best-selling author Douglas Rushkoff (Club Zero-G) and artist Liam Sharp (THE POSSESSED)! AKEDAH chronicles one man's quest for truth in a mind-bending future where high-tech repression and ancient Biblical conflicts are grimly intertwined.
by Kevin McShane To pay rent, Toupy takes a job as an assistant to an important comics editor. But how can someone who can barely manage his own life be expected to manage someone else's? Meanwhile, Teeter squares off against some Fanboys. It's an emotional and physical battlefield in 'Tales of Mere Assistants.'
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. Once again, this issue features brand-new cover art from Ashley Wood (Metal Gear Solid) and Nick Roche, both of which present recreations of the original cover art. This issue takes us back to Cybertron with 'The Smelting Pool!' originally presented in Marvel Comics' The Transformers #17! *Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio. *Retailers: See your order form for special incentives
The latest chapter of the top-selling series - set in an alternate reality of heroic and romantic characters on a magical quest - in Del Rey Manga program.
Written by MARK MILLAR Pencils & Cover by ADAM KUBERT ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #15 Written by WARREN ELLIS Pencils & Cover by ADAM KUBERT ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM-UP #2 (Part 3) Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by PHIL HESTER 72 PGS./Rated A ...$4.99
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Covers by MARK BAGLEY ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM-UP #2 (Part 1) Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by PHIL HESTER 72 PGS./Rated A ...$4.99
by Adam Cogan & Ryan Cody The two men settle into a shaky truce as Charlie continues to teach Nick how to be a super-criminal. Nick plans out his first big heist, but he suspects Cobb is plotting something. His worst fears are confirmed when his attempted robbery is interrupted by the city's patron hero, The Flying Ace.
Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by Bart Sears Aleya and Terry hope to be reunited with Travis Morgan somewhere in Skartaris…but instead they encounter the worst possible individual they could ever meet!
(W) Ron Marz (P)Mike Choi, Keu Cha and Chris Bachalo (C ) Buccellato, Oback Ron Marz continues his rave-receiving run in Witchblade issues #86-92. The enigmatic Curator continues to give Gleason and Sara just enough information to leave them with more questions until the origin of the Blade is revealed to Sara in issue #92. Keu Cha, Chris Bachalo, Mike Choi, Brandon Peterson, Marc Silvestri, Eric Basaldua, Francis Manapul, Darwyn Cooke, J. Michael Linsner, Bart Sears, Luke Ross AND George Perez join together to create one of the most beautiful stories of Witchblade history!

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM Pencils & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS 'CIVIL WAR' Tie-in! 'VENDETTA' The smackdown of the century is here: Wolverine vs. Nitro - The Human Bomb! But what dark secret does Nitro hold that threatens to shake up everything? And who are the three mysterious strangers tracking Wolverine? Everything you think you know is wrong.
Written by Greg Rucka Art by Rags Morales, Cliff Richards, David Lopez and various Cover by J.G. Jones Wonder Woman may have regained her sight, but her troubles are far from over in this volume collecting issues #218-226! In the midst of INFINITE CRISIS, the Amazing Amazon is forced to battle the Man of Steel -- leading to an incident that will forever change her relationship with Superman.
by John Layman & Fabiano Neves Xena is back! And Dynamite has her! This month, Dynamite launches a special Xena event, featuring writer John (Red Sonja/Claw) Layman and artist Fabiano Neves! Featuring art covers by some great creators (one by Billy Tan & colorist Peter Steigerwald, one by interior artist Fabiano Neves), plus a photo cover of the stunning Lucy Lawless, Xena and her well-loved cast of friends and villains return, only to find themselves caught in the middle of a feud that reaches to the heavens! The 'Contest of Pantheons' features Xena, Gabriele, Joxer, Autolycus and the return of Callisto in all-out action and adventure! As a part of this special launch, Dynamite is ensuring On-Time Delivery, with a special offer that guarantees the first issue to ship on time - or it's FREE to retailers!
X-MEN #189
Written by MIKE CAREY Pencils & Wraparound Cover by CHRIS BACHALO 'SUPER NOVAS' Parts 1 & 2 Mike Carey (ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR) and Chris Bachalo (UNCANNY X-MEN) take over the X-Men, or at least what's left of them! As old threats are still having their effects, new, more deadly threats emerge from the unlikeliest of places. Threats that spell doom for the X-Men. Plus, what could possibly strike terror into the heart of...Sabretooth!? And who are The Children? This is the book you've been waiting for! A perfect starting point for any new reader!



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