Arriving Wednesday 9/20/06

100 BULLETS #76
100 BULLETS #76 Written by Brian Azzarello Art by Eduardo Risso Cover by Dave Johnson The secret armies within The Trust are in order, and are heading back down to Mexico to claim a valuable prize. But with two different warring factions, it's clear not everyone will walk away with their lives in tact. Meanwhile, the question everyone's been asking - what happened in Atlantic City? - is finally answered. On sale September 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
52 WEEK #20
52: WEEKS 18-21 Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid Breakdowns by Keith Giffen Art by various Backup feature by Waid and various Covers by J.G. Jones 52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman…but not a year without heroes. WEEK 18: 'Ralph, we're the CROATOANS. We found Shakespeare's GHOSTWRITER, we can find one of our own GUYS.' Plus, The Origin of The Question by Waid and Joe Bennett! WEEK 19: 'What if I told you I could - using Booster's DNA- bioengineer a superhero identity for you?' Plus, the Origin of Animal Man by Waid and Brian Bolland! WEEK 20: 'Adam's right, Kory. This is way too big for the three of us.' Plus, the Origin of Adam Strange by Waid and Kevin Nowlan. WEEK 21: 'No disrespect, Raven, but we're as much Infinity Inc. as you are Titans. Neither team is the same one it used to be.' Special full-length story! Week 18 on sale September 6 • Week 19 on sale September 13 • Week 20 on sale September 20 Week 21 on sale September 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
by James Kuhoric & Kevin Sharpe Aaawhooo, werewolves of Detroit, aaaawhooo! Under the full moon Ash's world goes to the dogs as he faces a pack of savage lycanthropes and learns 16th century definition to 'hair of the dog that bit me.' Rampaging in the past as werewolf, Ash discovers a new adversary - Eva St. George, the mysterious Daughter of the Dead. But can a strange sexy cursed girl with an infamous bloodline find a way to cure him before she is forced to turn her shapely silver swords on the Chosen One? Trapped in time, betrayed by allies, and looking for the nearest fire hydrant, our canine hero must ditch his new Lon Chaney Jr. persona and get back to the present to stop Dracula and his undead cronies from draining New York like a drunken bum at an honor bar. The ultimate horror showdown continues as Ash faces off with Dracula for the lost soul of vampiric Sugarbaby! Also available in a Bradshaw Negative cover and Bloody Red Foil edition!
ASTONISHING X-MEN #17 Written by JOSS WHEDON Pencils & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY 'TORN' The X-Man destined to destroy the Breakworld has been revealed! Who is it and what will be done to them? Meanwhile, the Hellfire Club gets one step closer to finally reaching their prize! What's the prize?! Even we don't know! Part 5 (of 6)! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
With a worldwide war raging between humans and monsters, the young delivery men of the Gaya Desert Post Office do not pledge allegiance to any country or king. They are banded together by a pledge to deliver. 'Fast. Precise. Secure.' Banya, the craziest and craftiest of the bunch, will stop at nothing to get a job done. Known as the 'Explosive Delivery Man' for his risk taking, bold resolve, and impeccable record, Banya agrees to complete a wounded soldier's mission to transport a parcel of great importance-not knowing what dangers lie in store for him and his friends! As their arduous journey begins, Banya promises, 'There isn't a delivery I can't make. I always deliver.' Kim Young-Oh's fantastical world is filled with unique monsters, vicious swordplay, and a dash of hotfooted humor. • This series is presented in its original Korean format and translated by the mother/son team of Anna Kirk and Derek Kirk Kim! • Banya launches Dark Horse's first foray into manhwa or Korean comics. • Top 10 selling title in Korea!
by Igort Close to a century ago, two aspiring cartoonists - Celestine and Pilade - vowed to use this new medium to create amazing works of fantasy and magic, and talk a retired local newspaper publisher into reviving his paper just for them. But just as he sees his big break and gets ready to launch what will eventually become his signature chaacter, 'Morvo', Celestine falls terribly ill, and even his doting sister's help can't get him back on track. Igort's ambitious series traces an alternate history of the very beginnings of the comic strip artform, with subtle nods toward such masters as Winsor McCay and George Herriman.
Written by Andersen Gabrych Cover by Tim Sale Art by Pop Mhan, Ale Garza, Andy Kuhn and others Learn the fate of Batgirl in this new trade paperback collecting BATGIRL #65-73! Batgirl has known her father was the deadly mercenary David Cain - but who was her mother? Her quest for truth brings her face-to-face with Lady Shiva and Nyssa. Will she find the answers she's looking for, or will she regret taking this journey?
Written by Bill Finger Art by Bob Kane & Jerry Robinson Cover by Kane Continuing the complete and chronological reprinting of every Batman comics story ever published! CHRONICLES VOL. 2 - collecting Batman stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #39-45, BATMAN #2-3, and NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR COMICS #2 - features the Dark Knight facing a host of villains including the Joker, Catwoman, Clayface and many more!
BETTY #159
by Bill Golliher, Kathleen Webb, George Gladir & Stan Goldberg 'Time For a Change': Betty relishes the transition from summer vacation back to school. 'Nothing to Sneeze At': Betty manages to elude the cold that has affected the rest of her classmates… but for how long? 'The Collecting Bug': Hey all you pack rats, Betty is writing an article about collecting for the local newspaper!
BIRDS OF PREY #98 Written by Gail Simone Art by James Raiz & Robin Riggs Cover by Jerry Ordway There's an eerily familiar Caped Crusader running around the Birds' territory…one that's freaking out Huntress and Black Canary. But Oracle's life will be the most affected by this heroine's bizarre return! On sale September 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
BLADE #1 Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Spider-Man-a vampire! Dracula, Lord of the Undead! A classroom of bloodsucking 4th graders! And that's just the first five pages! Join Howard Chaykin (Avengers, American Flagg) and Marc Guggenheim (Wolverine, CSI: Miami) for a new series featuring the popular character who has launched three movies and a TV series. This self-contained first issue is perfect for both new readers and longtime fans. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
CATWOMAN #59 Written by Will Pfeifer Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez Cover by Adam Hughes The father of Catwoman's baby revealed! Selina Kyle is forced to choose between being Catwoman and correcting a horrendous mistake! Thanks to Zatanna's 'help', Catwoman's deranged foe the Film Freak has come totally unhinged! Now he's leaving bodies all over the East End, but is Holly really up to the challenge of stopping him alone? On sale September 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
CHECKMATE #6 Written by Greg Rucka, Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir Art and cover by Jesus Saiz The return of SUICIDE SQUAD! Rucka teams up with co-writers DeFilippis and Weir (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) for a 2-part thriller that puts Amanda Waller's pet project back in action with a CHECKMATE twist! On sale September 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by MARK MILLAR Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN Variant cover by MIKE TURNER A death! A funeral! A betrsyal! And a team reborn as the war takes a deadly turn! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

CIVIL WAR: X-MEN #3 (of 4) Written by DAVID HINE Penciled by YANICK PAQUETTE Cover by JUAN DOE It's X-Man vs. X-Man! But who fired the first shot and why? Bishop and the X-Men battle for the 198, but will Cyclops be able to contain the power yearning to burst from his body? 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
CLAW THE UNCONQUERED #4 Written by Chuck Dixon Art and cover by Andy Smith Claw learns that his traveling companions are not what they seem to be, while a beast with a familiar face stalks the land slaughtering all who come before him, demanding the question: Just whom does the prophecy speak of? Barbarian action and horror thrills come together in this tale of dark redemption and bloody revenge! On sale September 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Kurt Busiek and Greg Ruth return to Conan with another blood-stirring installment of 'Born on the Battlefield,' a series of stand-alone stories chronicling Conan's portentous formative years. Spring has come to the hard hills of Cimmeria and life is eventful for Conan-the robust youth earning the affection of more than one young woman. Yet gentle days are not long-lived in this land. A storm comes on the horizon. When it breaks, Conan will discover the consequences of his choices, determining not only his own fate, but that of his entire village-featuring the formative event from Robert E. Howard's account of Conan's youth: the boy vs. the bull! • The Conan ongoing series was a Wizard Magazine Book of the Month for March 2005! • 'Conan has an endearing earnestness that hearkens back to the golden age of pulp fiction.' -Publisher's Weekly
Conan lays waste to sorcerous abominations birthed from the wretched desert as famous horror and western writer Joe R. Lansdale continues to give Timothy Truman the most hard-hided sword-and-sorcery scenes ever drawn. Amidst the burning desolation of Stygia, Conan has acquired a camel, a drunken companion, and objects of great power coveted by a wizard whose greed is only rivaled by his hate. What Conan seeks is profit, but he will take a fight-especially if it means teaching a dark sorcerer about the merciless ways of Cimmerian steel.
by El torres CVO, the top-secret CIA covert ops squad of Vampire agents, returns at last! The squad has finally been reinstated as America's first line of supernatural defense. They've been tasked with tracking down the source of magic artifacts used to spread terror, but along the way, Cross must face his past as a member of Delta Force... and the partner he left behind.
DEADMAN #2 Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by John Watkiss Part 2 of the debut story arc by writer Bruce Jones (NIGHTWING, THE WARLORD) and innovative artist John Watkiss. Brandon Cayce wakes up in another reality, one where the beautiful Sarah is his own wife, not his brother's. Nothing makes him happier, but Brandon quickly discovers that for a dead man, opening doors between dimensions can have grave consequences even for the living. On sale September 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
DMZ #11
DMZ #11 Written by Brian Wood Art by Kristian Donaldson Cover by Wood The origin of Zee, featuring guest art by Kristian Donaldson (Supermarket)! Follow Zee from her humble beginnings as a med student through the day the second civil war hit Manhattan. On sale September 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Carl Barks, Daan Jippes, & Stefan Petrucha Carl Barks and Daan Jippes team up for the feature-length thriller 'Pawns of the Loup Garou!' When Donald and Scrooge deliver a golden werewolf statue in the frozen north, they end up battling the genuine article - the 'wolf who acts like a man,' and makes the toughest miners' hair stand on end! Then, in Stefan Petrucha's (The X-Files) 'The Only Thing to Fear,' Mickey Mouse plays mind games with a malevolent phantom.
A few of the most famousest funnymen in film and television join forces with comics' best and brightest to bring you a hilarious new perspective on the world of Eric Powell's The Goon, in this new three-part, black-and-white anthology series. In this issue, humor expert Patton Oswalt (Comedy Central's Comedians of Comedy and Mr. Show) who's no stranger to comics (Bizarro Comics, JLA), scribes a short story of Goon's sidekick Franky, while legendary artist Mike Ploog (Werewolf by Night, Ghost Rider) provides the art. And that's just fer starters! Also included is a gooey helping of other short stories by the likes of Steve Niles and Ryan Sook, Bongo Comics' own Bill Morrison, and the first in a string of serialized shorts from series creator Eric Powell and frequent co-conspirators Tom Sniegoski and Mark Farmer. That's right kids, akters from the tee vee box and all yer favorite funny book creators! It's The Goon like you've never seen it! • Creators appearing in subsequent issues are Brian Posehn, Tony Moore, Hilary Barta, Arvid Nelson, Guy Davis, Thomas Lennon, Tom Sniegoski, Mark Farmer, Roger Langridge, and more!
EXILES #86 Written by TONY BEDARD Pencils & Cover by PAUL PELLETIER 'COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE WOLVERINES' How many Wolverines does it take to defeat the Exiles?! Apparently, a lot! The Exiles are up to their elbows in Wolverines, and how they get out of this one will surprise the heck out of you! Part 2 (of 2)! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: JOHN BYRNE VOL. 6 TPB Written by JOHN BYRNE, MIKE CARLIN & JIM SHOOTER Penciled by JOHN BYRNE, RON WILSON & AL MILGROM Cover by JOHN BYRNE At last, the Thing returns from the Secret Wars - but he's been replaced in more than just the heart of the team! The FF learn the shocking secrets of their deadliest enemy, and it only costs them everything they hold dear! Plus: Franklin Richards vs. Mephisto! And the Psycho-Man gives the Invisible Girl a makeover neither will ever forget! Guest-starring Daredevil, Spider-Man, Iron Fist and Luke Cage! Collects FANTASTIC FOUR #276-284, THING #23 and SECRET WARS II #2. 264 PGS./Rated A ...$24.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2190-0 These FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: JOHN BYRNE TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE! FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: JOHN BYRNE VOL. 1...$19.95 (ISBN: 0-7851-0779-7) FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: JOHN BYRNE VOL. 2...$24.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1464-5) FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: JOHN BYRNE VOL. 3...$24.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-0779-7) FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: JOHN BYRNE VOL. 4...$24.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1710-5)
THE FLASH: FASTEST MAN ALIVE #4 Written by Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo Art and cover by Ken Lashley The Flash loses his heart - and maybe even more - as the Speed Force's secret is revealed! On sale September 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Miller, Thorne, & Sim Dave Sim recently spent a day with Neal Adams at Niagara Falls and talked about art, comics, and Neal's controversial geophysics theories. This issue's centerpiece is Dave's 60+ page report, jampacked with fantastic art. Adams was a huge influence on the early issues of Cerebus, and this issue pays tribute to that influence.
GHOST RIDER #3 Written by DANIEL WAY Layouts by JAVIER SALTARES Finishes & Cover by MARK TEXEIRA 'VICIOUS CYCLE' The Devil has been set loose on earth and it's Johnny Blaze's - the Ghost Rider's - fault. Determined to atone for his careless actions, Blaze has vowed to track down Lucifer and send The Devil back to where he came from. Dr. Strange, however, has different plans - advising Ghost Rider to cease and desist, immediately. But why? And will Johnny take Dr. Strange's advice? Here's a hint: Has Johnny ever taken anyone's advice? Part 3 (of 5) 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
by Robert Rodi & Mike O'Sullivan When Budo disappears, Jinx steps in to investigate! And when she gets entangled with a dangerous underground militia in Tokyo, getting in way over her head, she calls for help...Who responds? Gung-Ho, Wild Bill, Cluth and Rock 'N Roll?! Also contains Data Desk profiles on each of the cast! Plus: a second all-new, original story!
by Charles Fetherolf Raw power explodes into the vacuum, and our story begins. From lurking predators in the Cambrian Seas to the transgression of the mastery of fire, Giants in the Earth recounts the evolution of species, all through stunning visual pieces. More 'graphic essay' than comic book, it sets up a series that chronicles the human adventure.
written by JOE CASEY art by TOM SCIOLI cover by TOM SCIOLI & RICHARD STARKINGS July 26 • 152 pg • FC • $14.99 THE GØDLAND SAGA CONTINUES! As Commander Adam Archer begins to understand his galactic destiny, more secrets are revealed to him, including the origin of the universe and the mystery behind Iboga! A truly surreal collection of mind-bending stories featuring all-new adversaries like the Tormentor, King Janus and the Never! Not to mention fan-favorite baddies, Basil Cronus and Friedrich Nickelhead! Forget about any other so-called 'cosmic' comics out there - GØDLAND is the 21st Century original! COLLECTS GØDLAND ISSUES #7-12
HELLBLAZER #224 Written by Denise Mina Art by Leonardo Manco Cover by Lee Bermejo Part 1 of the 5-part story 'The Red Right Hand,' written by novelist Denise Mina. Steve Evans' dream of universal empathy proves to be hell on Earth for Glasgow, where he finds there's far more pain to go around than he'd ever imagined. Glaswegians are tearing each other apart, and now Evans needs John Constantine's help to stop the carnage. Too bad he just buried Constantine alive. On sale September 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
ION #6
ION #6 Written by Ron Marz Art by Tom Grindberg, Greg Tocchini & Jay Leisten Cover by Kalman Andraszofsky The Guardians of the Universe reveal their secret plan for Kyle Rayner, but will Ion embrace his new destiny or rebel against it? On sale September 20 • 6 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
IRON MAN #12 Written by DANIEL KNAUF Penciled by PATRICK ZIRCHER Cover by ADI GRANOV 'Execute Program' When a dead-man's switch is triggered, the awesome apocalyptic power of the Argonaut Project is unleashed on the world in the heart-stopping conclusion of 'Execute Program.' Iron Man is in for the fight of his life when the true enemy is revealed, and victory requires nothing less than the ultimate sacrifice of both man and machine! Part 6 of 6. 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
JLA CLASSIFIED #26 & 27 Written by Howard Chaykin Art by Killian Plunkett & Tom Nguyen Covers by Plunkett Part 1 of the 6-part 'Sacred Trust,' written by Howard Chaykin (BITE CLUB: VCU, HAWKGIRL) with stunning art by Killian Plunkett (SUPERMAN: RED SON) & Tom Nguyen (JLA)! When the U.N. forbids the United States and the Justice League of America to interfere with other countries' meta-human activities... a rift develops between the Leaguers themselves! What will be the right course of action? And will 'plausible deniability' protect anyone from the fall-out? And in issue #27, the Justice League honors the U.N.'s request as Wonder Woman and Aquaman are spotted preventing natural disasters far from the warring countries they've been banned from entering... but who makes up the mysterious task force surveying the volitile situation in person? Issue #26 retro-resolicited; on sale August 30; Issue #27 on sale September 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG #1 Written by Jesse Leon McCann Art by Min S. Ku & Jeff Albrecht Cover by Scott Jeralds Flying in from his hit TV cartoon, Krypto the Superdog arrives with a fun-filled 6-issue miniseries! Follow the exciting adventures of the Last Pup of Krypton as he arrives on Earth, meets his host family and friend Kevin, and fights crime with his stalwart companions! On sale September 20 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
The compelling paintings and posters of Tara McPherson are a tour-de-force of creative tension, at once heartfelt and heartbreaking. Creating art about people and their odd ways, recalling many issues from childhood and adult life experience, McPherson creates images that are thought-provoking and seductive. Tara's array of work includes numerous gig posters for rock bands, including Green Day, Modest Mouse, and Death Cab for Cutie, and advertising and editorial illustrations for a diverse group of clients. Her prints and paintings have been exhibited in galleries all over the world. Lonely Heart is the first printed collection of McPherson's work. • Foreword by Frank Kozik! • This collection features full color illustrations throughout.
Written by FRANK BEDDOR & LIZ CAVALIER art & cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH 'THE HAUNTING OF HATTER MADIGAN' Wracked by guilt and obligation, Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan is plunged into the nightmare realm of Wonderland's bloody coup and the shocking loss of Princess Alyss in the Pool of Tears.
MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #5 Written by TONY BEDARD Penciled by SHANNON GALLANT Cover by SEAN CHEN With great power comes...a whole lotta trouble? That's what the Wrecker finds out when he's zapped by a jolt of magical muscle meant for Loki, the god of mischief. Suddenly, the Joe Lunchpail of crime is taking on Earth Mightiest Heroes, and all of them are running afoul of one very angry Norse god! 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99
MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #16 Written by JUSTIN GRAY Penciled by JUAN ROMAN CANO SANTACRUZ Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS When the Titan known as THANOS captures Captain Marvel and uses his cosmic powered Negabands to travel to planet earth, not even the combined powers of the Fantastic Four are enough to stop him! To save the earth they must first save Captain Marvel who is trapped light years away in deep space! 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99
by Byron Erickson, Cesar Ferioli, Kari Korhonen, & Stefan Petrucha Fan favorites Byron Erickson and Cesar Ferioli are back with 'Immaterial World,' a nail-biting Halloween adventure in which Mickey joins the ranks of the dearly departed... or does he? Next, in Stefan Petrucha's 'Brat Trick,' Mickey and Goofy must baby sit the demonic son of a sorcerer! Kari Korhonen rounds out the book, asking Donald to 'Know Thy Neighbor' even if he'd rather not!
Edited by Gary Groth & Eric Reynolds Tim Hensley (Weird Tales of the Ramones) returns for the first time since the third volume with the first-installment of his first book-length story, titled 'Gropius,' which tells the story of teen millionaire Wally Gropius who will be disinherited unless he marries the saddest girl on earth; Martin Cendreda develops a mostly wordless, surreal adventure starring three peculiar musicians, and what happens when they get together to make music; and Kurt Wolfgang delivers 'Nothing Eve,' a story about the day before the end of the world. With yet more self-contained stories between the pages, this issue also features an interview with Anrice Arp, conducted by Gary Groth, and new work by Anders Nilsen (in full-color), Jeffrey Brown (Clumsy), Gabrielle Bell (Scheherazade), Jonathan Bennett (Esoteric Tales), and Sophie Crumb (Belly Button Comix)!
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH 'The Bottom: Friendless and Alone' They promised Taskmaster that Marc Spector would be a sitting duck. When Taskmaster was done with his work, Spector would be battered, bruised, friendless and, most important, alone. Only one problem: Spector is not alone. He's got a friend. His name is Khonshu. And today, he's got Moon Knight's back. It's time for round two. Part 5 (of 6). 32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99
MS. MARVEL VOL. 1: BEST OF THE BEST PREMIERE HC 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 Rob 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. Collects MS. MARVEL #1-5 AND GIANT-SIZE MS. MARVEL #1. 144 PGS./Rated A ...$19.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2281-8 Trim size: standard
by Joe Gentile & Various With an introduction by Jim Salicrup! Ride the rails with the man who knows your story, whether you're willing to tell it or not! The Traveler is destined to ride this train alongside passengers with questionable fates. Fates that must be explored as they come to this crossroads, then guided along to their final destination. Why is the Traveler on this train and what brought him here?
by BRIAN BOLLAND, ALEX CAMPBELL, SHAWN CRYSTAL, EVAN DORKIN, GUS & JASPER FLOOR, GEORGES JENTY, SCOTT LARGE, DOVE McHARGUE, JAMES A. OWEN & R. G. TAYLOR Cover by TOM SEELIG August 2 • 64 pg • BW • $5.99 EVAN DORKIN's Milk & Cheese! BRIAN BOLLAND's Mr. Mamoulian! The concluding chapter of JAMES A. OWEN's Obscuro! And the start of a hard-hitting new serial by ANDE PARKS and SHAWN CRYSTAL! Meet tomorrow's stars today!
NEXTWAVE: AGENTS OF H.A.T.E. #8 Written by WARREN ELLIS Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN Not in this issue: The Nextwave squad runs a marathon! Who wins? Who loses? Who crawls over the finish line? Also, they drink lots of Bromo-Fizz! In this issue: Oh, no! The Mindless Ones are loose in an American Town and only Nextwave can stop them! Watch people get kicked and things explode! Isn't what happens more exciting than what doesn't happen? LIFE IS GREAT! 32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99
by Leila Marzocchi A fascinating ecological fable done in woodcuts, Niger follows the life of a strange new being named 'Pupa' born in the depth of a lake. Wandering about the surface among other creatures, she takes refuge in a glass and falls asleep. Some birds, curious for the event, organize themselves to protect this small, weak, creature to allow her to grow up. They call the 'Fatmah hand' to ask her to pronounce a Fatwa, intended to discourage the other animals in the wood from threatening the small creature. A superb and thoughtful addition to the Ignatz series.
After Nightwolf's werewolf alter ego accidentally kills a dirty cop, the Mayor of Quad City vows to use werewolf hunters to kill the creature. Meanwhile, Davey's exploits as both a werewolf and Nightwolf put a strain on his relationship with Shannon as this intense tale about the price of power continues from Visible Light Entertainment.
story by DAVID ATCHISON & ROSARIO DAWSON art & cover by TONY SHASTEEN August 9 • 32 pg • FC • $2.99 On the case and out of her element, Sophia Ortiz (the O.C.T.'s newest recruit) scours Manhattan's arcane underworld for clues, hoping to end a strange and horrific murder epidemic plaguing the city. Things take a turn for the worse when a routine mystic disturbance turns out to be something far more sinister. Are the murders and the disturbance somehow connected? Will Sophia live long enough to find out? This issue also includes a bonus excerpt from the O.C.T. Officer Training Manual! RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
There are places in this world where the fabric of reality has worn thin, where strange and terrible creatures have crossed over to lurk in the shadows and the night. There is an organization dedicated to finding these creatures and sending them back from whence they came, sealing the rift behind them, and maintaining the integrity of those borders. The organization is called BEDLAM. Its agents are . . . The Perhapanauts! • Now, for the first time ever, collected especially for you in this widely popular trade paperback format, the critically acclaimed, highly sought after four-issue miniseries that started it all--The PERHAPANAUTS! And, if you act now, we'll also include the never-before-seen (well, seen by a few…) unaired, original pilot, '7 Months Earlier.' Also included are rare outtakes, character bios, pinups by some of the industry's brightest stars, and an introduction by comics artist and reader, Mike Wieringo (Spider-Man; Tellos; Fantastic Four). Order yours today! Makes a great gift! Text and illustrations of ArchEnemies™ © 2006 Drew Melbourne. Text and illustrations of The Perhapanauts™ © 2006 Todd Dezago & Craig Rousseau.
PRINCESS NATASHA #4 Written by Leila Strachan Art and cover by Christopher Cook & Al Nickerson Natasha and her classmates have gone on a field trip to the zoo, but then this secret agent girl discovers Lubek is up to monkey business! On sale September 20 • 4 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
by Marco Corona 'Chapter One: The Boxing Kangaroo.' In the first new Ignatz comic of 2006, acclaimed rising talent Marco Corona transports us into the life of a woman called Miranda. Flashing back to her days as a child, she visits her sickly twin brother Riccardo at the seaside hospital with her wise and knowing Gramma, reflecting on and dreaming about her relationship with her loopy mother. As Miranda pads around her house, feeding her cats, Corona's rich, elegantly stylized art seamlessly moves between past, present, dream and (in Riccardo's case) hallucination, to weave the portrait of a unique woman living a unique story.
by Martin Schenk & Todd Lincoln Horrific monstrosities, roads paved with living flesh, slashing packs of snarling children and random death from every direction lace the second chapter of IDW's thriller-chiller terror ride. In their desperate struggle to escape Foreman and his army of merciless butchers, Frank and his friends are forced ever deeper into a chaotic landscape of torment. The continuation of the terrifying new series created and written by the team tagged to bring Hack/Slash to the big screen!
ROBIN #154
ROBIN #154 Written by Adam Beechen Art by Freddie E. Williams II Cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins Who is kidnapping the rich kids of Gotham City? And who is foiling Robin's efforts to put the kidnapper out of business? On sale September 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RUNAWAYS #20 Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN Penciled by MIKE NORTON Cover by JO CHEN 'Dead Means Dead, Chapter Two.' As the Runaways struggle with the loss of one of their members, the young heroes must also contend with the growing pains of an all-new lineup, and an all-new threat to the Marvel Universe. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Controversial, tough, angry, highly skilled, and lost in a time of peace, the characters of Satsuma Gishiden tell a quasi-historical tale of social caste and brutal reprisal. Readers with a taste for Kazuo Koike's gritty Lone Wolf and Cub will go nuts for master gekiga artist Hiroshi Hirata's tome of samurai struggle. Hirata's art and calligraphy leap off the page during scenes of action, only to unfold upon a full bleed that looks like a fine plate print. It's art at its most expressive, accentuating the classic stoic samurai characters you've come to know, only with a little more true society thrown in to help the reader understand what it was really like to be a warrior without a war. • Presented in the authentic right-to-left format to preserve the art, Satsuma Gishiden promises some of the best samurai manga ever. • First time any of Hirata's works have seen publication in English in twenty-five years! • Often compared to Lone Wolf and Cub in storytelling scope and artistic depth, Satsuma Gishiden will appeal to all period-piece fans, as well as Koike/Kojima fans. • Until the release of Lone Wolf and Cub in Europe, Satsuma Gishiden was the highest-selling samurai manga of all time in France.
by Frank Cho, Doug Murray, & Homs Dynamite's newest Red Sonja mini-series event continues as writers Doug Murray and Frank Cho - along with our newest Sonja sensation Homs - present the second issue pitting the Savage Red Sonja against the Queen of the Frozen Wastes! Sonja battles for her very life against all manners of strange and powerful creatures, all under control of the deadly, beautiful Ice Queen. With a new series of fabulous cover art from series cover storyteller and artist Frank Cho, Stjepan Nebezial, and interior artist Homs!
SCOOBY-DOO #112 Written by Sholly Fisch, Robbie Busch and Frank Strom Art by Robert Pope, Scott McRae, Scott Jeralds, Joe Staten and Dan Davis Cover by Pope & McRae There's a bogeyman on the baseball field! Mystery, Inc. must go to 'Eek-stra Innings' to discover why a ghos t- and a curse - is plaguing two rival ball teams! Plus, unlock the secrets behind 'Dr. Krankenstone's Monster' and beware the moonlight in 'Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.' On sale September 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
by Raven Gregory & Josh Medors Based on the movie from New Line Cinema! Take a look inside the twisted and methodical mind of a notorious serial killer. Meet John Doe. John wants to teach the world a lesson, and he's using the sinners among us as the palette for his work!
written by RICK REMENDER & KIERON DWYER art by PAUL HARMON cover by KIERON DWYER July 26 • 32 pg • 2C • $2.99 As Blackthroat did before him, Marco Esperanza is forced to face an ancient and terrible golem, buried deep below the long hidden ruins of Mesopotamia.
SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #30 Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA Penciled by ANGEL MEDINA Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN 'THE DEADLY FOES OF PETER PARKER ' Part 2 (of 3) Against his wishes, the Molten Man has joined the Chameleon's efforts to bring down Spider-Man once and for all. Meanwhile, as Spidey reels from his battle with shockmeister Electro, the theatre where Mary Jane is rehearsing a play is under a swarm of deadly bees! Just how many deadly foes has the Chameleon enlisted to destroy Peter Parker's life? 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
SHADOWPACT #5 Written by Bill Willingham Art and cover by Steve Scott & Wayne Faucher All sorts of monsters and magic-based villains pop out of the woodwork with a unanimity of purpose: to kill the Shadowpact! Nights at the Oblivion Bar will be lonely unless the team figures out what's happening and how to stop it! On sale September 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Trainer & Ortiz In a blast from the past, Homer tells a tale of his teenage troubles, and the time he found himself caught in a three-way love triangle between Marge and a lovely young debutante - who also happened to be Mr. Burns' niece.

by Joe Edkin, Tim Smith, & Spaz With evil Eggman behind bars, Sonic finds himself a man without a mission. Even his best friend Tails is otherwise occupied! Tails has been called in by the government to reverse-engineer the alien technology in the tripod from Sonic X #7. However, when Agent Westwood aka 'Cowboy' reveals other plans for this super-powered alien war machine, it sounds like Sonic could be on another mission soon enough!
The Mandalorians have captured one of fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick's faithful companions, which means one thing-a rescue mission deep behind enemy lines! Above the mining world of Vanquo, Republic and Mandalorian starfighters battle, while down on the surface, the motley crew of the Last Resort become stowaways on their own ship, piloted by an unknown thief. Even if they regain control of the ship in time to pursue their friend's abductors, how will they ever make it past the Republic and Mandalorian armadas, both of which want them dead! Forget about the Force, what these four need is some cold, hard luck! • 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). • A great starting point for anyone interested in following the Star Wars saga beyond the films.
by Terry Moore Who knows what will happen in SiP as the Eisner Award-winning series enters its final story arc? Who will survive and who has who's baby is one of the most closely guarded secrets in comics. One thing is for sure, it all happens in the next seven issues as the SiP counts down to #90 - the final issue!
SUPERMAN #656 Written by Kurt Busiek Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino Superman's battle with the alien monster known only as Subjekt-17 will tear a swath of destruction across all of Eastern Europe! But the hidden connection between the two may be the only thing that can save both of their lives… On sale September 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
TESTAMENT #10 Written by Douglas Rushkoff Art and cover by Liam Sharp Concluding the 3-part 'Down to Egypt.' Fallow and Alec push consumer culture to a sinister new level, goading millions of young people to collaborate in their own enslavement. Jake, Amos and Pig attempt a daring hack to stop it, but when Dinah enters the realm of Astarte they all learn the true meaning of power. On sale September 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
THUNDERBOLTS #106 Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Pencils & Cover by TOM GRUMMETT The CIVIL WAR gave ZEMO a chance to amass a supervillain army -- and now he is ready to unleash that fighting force on the GRANDMASTER, who plans to release an energy force across the planet that will lead to victory in his cosmic game of good and evil. But in this fight, who is good and who is evil? When the dust settles and the Guardian Protocols are enacted, the T-Bolts will never be the same again! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #34 Written by MIKE CAREY Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY 'GOD WAR' You've never witnessed anything like the coming of Gallowglass! A crisis of truly cosmic scale reaches earth in the form of this son of a mad tyrant! From a dark, disfigured world he comes-a cosmic assassin crushing anything that stands between him and The Seed-a bizarre and powerful object that just happens to be in the hands of the F.F.'s leader, young Reed Richards. And Gallowglass is getting closer...leaving New York in ruins behind him! Part 2 (of 6) 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
UNCANNY X-MEN - THE NEW AGE VOL. 5: FIRST FOURSAKEN TPB Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT & TONY BEDARD Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO, ROGER CRUZ & CLAYTON HENRY Cover by CHRIS BACHALO Here it comes! Find out why and how Psylocke came back to life. Find out what Jamie Braddock is up to and why he's been popping up from place to place in the past year. Everything has been building to this. Don't miss it! Collects UNCANNY X-MEN #472-474 and ANNUAL #1. 120 PGS./Rated A ...$11.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2323-7 These UNCANNY X-MEN - THE NEW AGE TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE! UNCANNY X-MEN - THE NEW AGE VOL. 1: THE END OF HISTORY...$12.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1535-8) UNCANNY X-MEN - THE NEW AGE VOL. 2: THE CRUELEST CUT...$11.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1645-1) UNCANNY X-MEN - THE NEW AGE VOL. 3: ON ICE TPB...$15.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1649-4) UNCANNY X-MEN - THE NEW AGE VOL. 4: END OF GREYS...$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1664-8)
UNION JACK #1 (of 4) Written by CHRISTIOS GAGE Pencils & Cover by MIKE PERKINS Spinning out of CAPTAIN AMERICA, Britain's premier super hero has mere hours to prevent multiple terrorist attacks on London by an army of super-villains! UNION JACK leads SABRA and the new ARABIAN KNIGHT into battle! But when his boss at MI5 risks innocent lives to bring down the enemy, Union Jack faces a tough choice--and the fate of London itself rests on his decision. Don't miss the limited series that redefines Union Jack for the 21st century, with stunning pencils by fan-favorite CAPTAIN AMERICA ARTIST MIKE PERKINS! Guest starring: SABRA, ARABIAN KNIGHT, BATROC THE LEAPER, MACHETTE, ZARAN, BOOMERANG, CROSSFIRE, JACK O'LANTERN, SHOCKWAVE, and more! It's all here, baby! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover by CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN Another chapter closes as a new one begins. Michonne has had trouble adjusting to her new surroundings. Starting this issue, things get even more difficult.
by Steve Olexa & David Axe War can be addictive. So testifies journalist David Axe who's been there, in the middle of the action in Iraq. The high is potent; no matter how much you know how dangerous it is. Here is Axe's journal of dealing with his addiction, the high, the sheer excitement of being in there, in the battle, the cost to his life, never mind the threat. A new form of visceral self-analyzing comics journalism starts with this book. An allegory for the US? This popular book is now available in a paperback format!
WETWORKS: WORLDSTORM #1 Written by Mike Carey Art by Whilce Portacio & Trevor Scott Cover by Portacio & Richard Friend Variant cover A by Ethan Van Sciver Variant cover B by Portacio Fan-favorite artist Whilce Portacio's legendary special forces team returns in classic fashion, aided and abetted by acclaimed writer Mike Carey (HELLBLAZER, LUCIFER)! Dane, team leader of Wetworks, is on a mission. He's forming a new team with the best of the worst. It's a bad world, filled with vampires, werewolves and all manner of nasty creatures. Someone's got to keep them in line. That's Wetworks' job - and it's not going to be easy. Don't miss the action-packed first installment of 'The Blood-Red Game!' Retailers please note: This issue will be available with two variant covers. Please see order form for details. On sale September 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
(W) Ron Marz (P) Adriana Melo (I) Mariah Benes (Col) Sonia Oback (Cov) Mike Choi New regular artist Adriana Melo brings her gorgeous pencils to the story of NYPD Detective Sara Pezzini and the powerful mystic artifact she possesses! The events of issue #100 reverberate as Sara comes to grips with last month's shocking revelation and the tragic death of someone close to her. The winds of change are blowing, as Sara realizes she may no longer be the best bearer for the Witchblade. The most unexpected Witchblade storyline ever begins here!
WOLVERINE #46 Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM Pencils & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS CIVIL WAR TIE-IN! 'VENDETTA' Featuring the return of the cult favorite, DAMAGE CONTROL! But have they gone from cleaning up disasters to causing them? And what is their connection to the Stamford disaster? To find out, Wolverine will take no prisoners. Part 5 (of 6) 32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99
X-FACTOR #11 Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by ROY ALLAN MARTINEZ Cover by RYAN SOOK With Singularity Investigations' plan revealed, X-Factor faces danger from a completely unexpected source as they race against time to save the lives of every non-mutant on the planet. Part 2 (of 3). 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by ROGER CRUZ Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC For millions of years, mankind's place on Earth was unchallenged... until five young people paved the way for a new kind of human. While students at the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast and Iceman taught the world what it meant to be X-Men. These are the hidden stories of the team that laid the foundation of a mutant dynasty! 32 pgs./Rated A ...$2.99



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