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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
ACTION COMICS #843 Written by Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza Art by Pete Woods Cover by Dave Gibbons It's the cosmic wrap-up for Superman and his allies as they battle an alien invader who's like nothing they've fought before! Superman discovers a compelling secret - one that could swing the conflict in his favor - but without powers, how can he or the Titans prevail? On sale September 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Plotted by Alan Moore Written by Leah Moore & John Reppion Art by Shane Oakley & George Freeman Cover by Dave Gibbons This is it - the final thrilling chapter of Albion, as only Alan Moore could conceive it! Robot Archie, Penny, Danny, and Charlie release most of the inmates in the armory. But all Hell breaks loose when the prison guards must release their horrible secret weapon: Captain Hurricane!
ALL-NEW OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z #9 Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, MARK O'ENGLISH, CHAD ANDERSON, RONALD BYRD, SEAN MCQUAID, MICHAEL HOSKIN, AL SJOERDSMA, STUART VANDAL, ANTHONY FLAMINI, ERIC J. MOREELS, CHRIS BIGGS, RICH GREEN & MADISON CARTER Cover by KEU CHA Featuring Quicksilver, Radioactive Man, Razorback, Red Wolf, Cecilia Reyes, Nathaniel Richards, Rictor, Ringer, Salome, Santerians, Saturnyne and Sat-yr9, Nicholas Scratch, Shadow King, Skull the Slayer, and more! 64 PGS./NO ADS/Rated T+ ...$3.99
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY CIVIL WAR Tie-in 'THE WAR AT HOME' Caught in the throes of the Civil War that's ripping apart the super hero community, Spider-Man contemplates a move that will mean new friends and new foes. In a conflict of this magnitude, three is no middle ground -- Peter Parker's move will cast him as either George Washington...or Benedict Arnold. Part 3 (of 6). 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
AMERICAN VIRGIN #7 Written by Steven T. Seagle Art by Becky Cloonan Cover by Joshua Middleton Part 3 of the 4-part 'Going Down' Adam Chamberlain has been delivered into a carnal world he never expected. But it's Adam's step-sister Cyndi who realizes he isn't interested in getting himself out of the mess he's making of his professional life. Is Adam tightening the noose on a Batu Balan assassin, or just getting in touch with his kinky side? On sale September 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
THE AMERICAN WAY #8 Written by John Ridley Art and cover by Georges Jeanty & Karl Story The critically acclaimed series comes to an astounding conclusion as the 'ultimate solution' authorized by the President is effected. Will any of the heroes survive what comes? Will America ever be the same? On sale September 27 • 8 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Kyle Baker, Tony Moore, & Eric Powell Three Eisner Award-winning masters of humor comics team-up to tell some wildly wicked and devilishly delightful Halloween howlers. Join Kyle Baker (Why I Hate Saturn, Plastic Man) as he takes a gentle fairy tale and turns it into a bloody rampage in the hands of Bart Simpson. Then Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise) revisits the biblical story of Noah's Ark, but in this tricked-out version Homer is encouraged to build an ark so that God can exterminate all the cockroaches. And finally, Eric Powell (The Goon) provides a harrowing tale of crazed Groundskeeper Willie, hellishly bent on avenging his prized emu.
BATMAN #657 Written by Grant Morrison Art by Andy Kubert & Jesse Delperdang Cover by Kubert Part 3 of the 4-part 'Batman and Son,' by the incomparable team of writer Grant Morrison and artists Andy Kubert & Jesse Delperdang! Batman brings his son home to Gotham City and introduces him to both Wayne Manor and the Batcave! But when Batman's new son meets Robin sparks - and swords - will fly! On sale September 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
BATMAN AND THE MAD MONK #2 Written by Matt Wagner Art and cover by Wagner First he had to face the monsters of science; now the young Dark Knight must encounter the madness of the supernatural! Matt Wagner's thrill ride continues as Batman investigates occult crimes so bizarre that Detective Gordon and the Gotham cops are left completely baffled. Plus, what will happen to Batman's beloved city now that Catwoman is on the prowl? On sale September 27 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US
Written by Andrew Helfer Art by Tan Eng Huat Cover by Pat Lee The story of Bruce Wayne's early, formative year as the Caped Crusader comes to an action-filled close as Batman faces off against the Joker!
The Band of the Hawk may have been the most formidable band of fighters around, but when matched up against an army of abyssal monstrosities, earthly fighting skills don't amount to a hill of beans. The Hawks' tortured and mutilated former leader, Griffith, has used the accursed Crimson Behelit to open the gates to a shadowy realm of unspeakable horrors, the realm of the demon lords of the Godhand, who are willing to transform Griffith into a being of terrible power and majesty as long as Griffith is willing to give up his former command as sacrifices in the Invocation of Doom. But nobody takes down the Hawks without a fight, and their berserker champion, Guts, will take on anything Hell can throw at him in order to save his lover, Casca, from the sordid violations that only Hell can offer. • Each volume of Berserk comes shrink-wrapped and carries an 18+ content advisory.
BITE CLUB: VAMPIRE CRIME UNIT #5 Written by Howard Chaykin & David Tischman Art by David Hahn Cover by Chaykin The bloodsucking miniseries concludes as Lieutenant Fortine gets an offer he can't refuse - or can he? Carrie finds out revenge is a dish best served cold-hearted, as Risa takes a bite into crime. And the killer of he drug-addicted stripper and the homosexual tattoo artist is revealed!
BLACK PANTHER #20 Written by REGINALD HUDLIN Penciled by SCOT EATON Cover by ESAD RIBIC 'WORLD TOUR' Part 2 The Royal Couple -- King T'Challa and Queen Ororo -- continue a diplomatic tour that will have them spanning the globe -- and beyond! Last issue they survived a trip to Latveria, now they're going to the moon...for a meeting with Black Bolt and the Inhumans. After the Son of M, how will Black Bolt react to unannounced visitors? 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
BLUE BEETLE #7 Written by John Rogers Art by Cully Hamner Cover by Duncan Rouleau Wherein we lock Giffen in the basement and let Rogers fly solo! With the armor's secret revealed, Beetle now sees everything that's happened to him in a new light. Will it estrange him permanently from the heroes of the DCU? On sale September 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
CABLE & DEADPOOL #32 Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Penciled by STAZ JOHNSON Cover by AMANDA CONNER CIVIL WAR TIE-IN! The CIVIL WAR really hits home! What happens when CABLE and DEADPOOL find themselves on opposite sides of the fence and both refuse to budge? What else... THEY FIGHT! But it's not just your usual fun super hero teeth-chipping spittle-snarling battle... it will change the lives of these two characters forever! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA #22 Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by MIKE PERKINS Cover by STEVE EPTING CIVIL WAR TIE-IN! The first of a 3-part Civil War tie-in by Ed Brubaker and Mike Perkins! While Cap has fallen into the conflict of the Civil War, in a clash with his government and his friends, the people close to him have suffered in their own ways. In Part One of 'The Drums of War' we take a look inside S.H.I.E.L.D., and how Cap's girlfriend Agent 13's life is torn apart as her divided loyalties are used against her by her superiors. Also, a new villain emerges, and the Red Skull begins to make himself known... 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #25 Written by Bobby London and Craig McCracken Art by Mike Kazaleh and Vaughn Tada Cover by McCracken It's our special 25th issue, and to celebrate, we welcome new friends to the block! Introducing FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS and CAMP LAZLO! On sale September 27 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
by Carlos Trillo The smash European series Chicanos arrives on these shores with this first volume of an ongoing series recounting the misadventures of A.Y. Jalisco: Private Detective. Penned by Carlos Trillo and featuring art by fan favorite Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets), Chicanos follows Jalisco, an unattractive, short Mexican woman who follows her dream of becoming a private eye in the U.S., all while trying to stay one step ahead of the bad luck which inevitably follows her. This trade collects issues 1-8.
He's a chicken! He's a hare! He's Chickenhare! And he's your new favorite comic book character, whether you know it or not! Night is falling on the frozen landscape as Chickenhare and his turtle friend Abe find themselves on their way to be sold to Klaus-an insane taxidermist with a penchant for unique animals and enough emotional baggage to go on a very long vacation. With the help of two mysterious new companions, our fuzzy, feathered, and amphibious heroes endeavor to escape their dire fate. But they soon discover that might not be so easy when they get caught up in an adventure that could bring Klaus's villiany to an end for good . . . or they all might die. Whatever happens, Chickenhare is sure to charm, scare, and delight readers young and old alike! • Chickenhare is a hilarious all-ages romp-fun and exciting for kids, but edgy enough to make adults laugh hysterically. • Recommended for fans of Bone, Usagi Yojimbo, and Sock Monkey!
Written by PAUL JENKINS Penciled by RAMON BACHS & STEVE LIEBER Cover by JOHN WATSON Embedded within the heart of the battle between super hero registrants and resistors you will learn the real story behind both sides of the Civil War! In any conflict there are those who want to keep the facts hidden, but on the Front Lines the truth will be told. In 'The Accused': The New Warriors survivor goes on trial! Their life was spared from the Stamford Disaster. Will justice be so kind? Also featuring true tales of war in Civil War: Correspondence. 32 PGS. NO ADS! (each)/Rated T+ ...$2.99 (each)
CIVIL WAR: YOUNG AVENGERS & RUNAWAYS #3 (of 4) Written by ZEB WELLS Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI Cover by JIM CHEUNG The Young Avengers don't like the Runaways, and the feeling is more than mutual! But when the full fury of Marvel's Civil War is brought down on them, they must work together or be destroyed! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
by Chris Ryall On the run from the Jaff and his Terata army, Howie realizes that his father, Fletcher, might be his only chance at seeing his beloved Jo-Beth again. Meanwhile, the gathering forces in Palomo Grove prepare for war, as the Great and Secret Show reaches the halfway mark with chapter 6: 'Slaves and Lovers.'
The Journal interviews two prominent DC writers: First, Dirk Deppey sounds out the Eisner-award-winning indy writer/artist Bill Willingham, whose Fables series has been embraced by both critics and fans worlwide! Then, in the second part of an interview too enormous to fit in one issue, Mike Catron gets the inside gossip on Silver Age DC from the prolific Bob Haney, creator of the Teen Titans and Metamorpho! Plus, rare 1940s comics by Little Brown Jug animator Orestes Calpini, and preeminent comics critic and historian Jeet Heer on the cartooning sensibilities of 20th-century renaissance man Guy Davenport.
by Steven Grant Comic gossip columnist Rich Johnston was electrocuted in front of Grissom's eyes. The suspects have grown - from Joe Quesada to other real-life comic creators such as Jim Mahfood, Gail Simone, J. Michael Straczynski, and more. Are comic books really the cause? And, can the CSIs solve this murder before an even worse tragedy strikes the convention floor?
DAREDEVIL #89 Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by MICHAEL LARK Cover by LEE BERMAJO 'THE DEVIL TAKES A RIDE' Part 1 of 5! Daredevil's search for the truth leads him out of the country, on a swashbuckling noir adventure that hasn't been seen in the pages of DD for years! But, is this the other DD, or the original? Only time will tell, as the hit new DD creative team of Brubaker and Lark dive straight into their second arc. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
DAREDEVIL VOL. 6 HC Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by ALEX MALEEV & DAVID MACK Cover by ALEX MALEEV This deluxe hardcover concludes the Eisner Award-winning run of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev! First, they outed Daredevil in the press; then, they married him and made him the Kingpin of Hell's Kitchen. What could they possibly do to top that? Four words: WILSON FISK IS BACK! Also collecting Bendis' first Daredevil arc, WAKE UP - a moody, heartfelt tale of heroism and family tragedy featuring fully painted artwork by David Mack (Kabuki). Why is Ben Urich, investigative reporter for the Daily Bugle, spending all his time with the catatonic son of a two-bit costumed criminal? And how is Daredevil connected to a child he doesn't even know? His objectivity shattered, Urich finds himself doubting his journalistic integrity and the future of his very profession in this super-hero story unlike any other. Collects DAREDEVIL #76-81 and #16-19. 240 PGS./Rated T+ ...$29.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2111-0 Trim size: oversized These DAREDEVIL HARDCOVERS STILL AVAILABLE! DAREDEVIL VOL. 1...$34.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2401-2) - NEW PRINTING: NOW INCLUDES DAREDEVIL #1/2 AND #12! DAREDEVIL VOL. 2...$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-0926-9) DAREDEVIL VOL. 3...$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1106-9) DAREDEVIL VOL. 4...$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1342-8) DAREDEVIL VOL. 5...$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2110-2)
DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON: SAMURAI BULLETS TPB Written by JUSTIN GRAY & JIMMY PALMIOTTI Penciled by KHARI EVANS Cover by KHARI EVANS Bounty hunters Misty Knight and Colleen Wing star in this sexy action thriller, the latest project from writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti - an entertaining mix of gritty action, biting comedy and sharp visuals provided by talented newcomer Khari Evans. When four-less-than 'super' villains - Whirlwind, 8-Ball, Humbug and Freezer Burn - skip bail and team up to rob the penthouse apartment of a wealthy publisher, they get more than they bargained for. Misty Knight and Colleen Wing are on the case. Unfortunately, so are a host of villains and assassins looking to recover what was stolen. Collects DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON #1-6. 144 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$15.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1944-2
DEADWORLD: DEAD-KILLER TP story by GARY REED art & cover by RON McCAIN SC, 7x10, 120pgs, B&W September 20 $14.99 A mysterious man rose from the ashes of a Deadworld. He was a killer… a hunter… and his prey is the undead's leader, the intelligent zombie known as King Zombie. Only one will survive. A collection of the Dead-Killer's appearances from the original DEADWORLD series. Collects DEADWORLD: THE KILLER AND THE KING 1-3 & THE DEAD-KILLER one shot
by Jim Krueger & Chris Moreno It's 1920s prohibition era Chicago, and Al Capone leads the largest mafia organization in the country. Business is so good that a Transylvanian bloodsucker looks for a piece of the pie. So Capone is now forced to join with Elliot Ness and The Untouchables to save the city from an even bigger threat!
ETERNALS #4 (of 6) Written by NEIL GAIMAN Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR. Cover by RICK BERRY Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. Worlds come apart, realities are endangered and the lives of millions hang in the balance as The Sleeper wakes... Neil Gaiman (MARVEL: 1602, Sandman, Anansi Boys) and John Romita Jr. (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, WOLVERINE) deliver a mind-blowing story of cosmic proportions. With Ikaris dead, can the other Eternals put the pieces of their mysterious dreams together? 32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/ Rated T+ ...$3.99
by Dan Mishkin & Tom Mandrake When urban violence touched the lives of John and Beth Woodlark, they sought refuge in a small New England town. But if they thought that would protect their children, they were badly mistaken. The surrounding forest holds an ancient secret the family cannot escape, and now haunts the steps of young Justin Woodlark. Justin must either speak up and be branded a coward, or keep silent and let evil take over the town. But there is another choice: face down his fears and enter a deadly contest to see who will become the Forest King.
HAUNT OF HORROR: EDGAR ALLAN POE HC Written by RICHARD CORBEN & RICH MARGOPOULOS Penciled by RICHARD CORBEN Cover by RICHARD CORBEN What scares you? Serial killers? Vampires? Earthquakes? Extreme sports? The dentist? Horror-comics legend Richard Corben (Creepy, Eerie) and longtime collaborator Rich Margopoulos leave no gravestone unturned as they offer up wicked spins on the classic poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Each adaptation is hauntingly rendered in black and white with gray tones as only Corben can do it - along with the full text of Poe's poem for comparison. Collects HAUNT OF HORROR: EDGAR ALLAN POE #1-3. 112 PGS./Explicit Content ...$19.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2279-6 Trim size: standard Black & White
HAWKGIRL #56 Written by Walter Simonson Art and cover by Howard Chaykin Hawkgirl discovers some historic truths and ancient evils that are linked to her origins and the enemies she's been facing in St. Roch! On sale September 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Comic creators Rob Worley (Young Ancient One, Advent Rising) and Mike Dubisch (Dungeons & Dragons) deliver an illustrated prose novel that tells the tale of Ryan Morales. When monstrous creatures overtake Ryan's hometown, he must set aside his fears and unleash the secret power that burns within him. Pyrotechnics, giant spiders, overgrown scorpions, and mystical gila monsters abound in this action-packed coming-of-age story.
HEROES FOR HIRE #2 Written by JIMMY PALMIOTTI & JUSTIN GRAY Pencils & Cover by BILLY TUCCI CIVIL WAR TIE-IN! As Civil War threatens to tear the super hero community apart, the newly formed Heroes for Hire have a confrontation with Iron Man and begin their hunt for the country's most prominent fugitive--Captain America! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
by Brandon Terrell & Brent Schoonover The origin of The Father is revealed! As the homicidal hypnotist's evil agenda takes a shocking turn, Pierce and Bruno concoct a plan to rescue Sophia. Can Pierce muster the courage to confront The Father and save Sophia from his cruel grasp?
story by ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover by RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE August 2 • 32 pg • FC • $2.99 What are Nolan's books and why did he tell Mark it was so important to read them? What stories do they tell, and how are they tied into the current events of his life? Secrets are revealed, and the stage is set for the next chapter in Invincible's life -- and it's all leading up to the monumental issue 50. .
JACK OF FABLES #3 Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy Cover by James Jean Jack is determined not to remain a prisoner in the Golden Boughs Retirement Village, run by the mysterious Mr. Revise and his army of evil librarians. Jack's planning the great escape of all captive Fables, but we've seen what happens to most of Jack's schemes before. Does this one have a chance of working or is he doomed to remain a prisoner for centuries to come? On sale September 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
JSA CLASSIFIED #17 Written by Tony Bedard Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens Part 1 of 'The Venom Connection,' written by Tony Bedard with art by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens (GREEN ARROW)! Bane attacks Hourman in his home to get at the drugs that can keep him at full strength! On sale September 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Geoff Johns and Keith Champagne Art by Don Kramer, Dale Eaglesham, Jim Fern and others Cover by Alex Ross Collecting JSA #76-81! Following the events of DAY OF VENGEANCE, the DCU's magic-based heroes are vulnerable - and the ancient magician Mordru plans to take full advantage of the situation. Meanwhile, the fate of Atom Smasher is decided, the OMACs attack, and Green Lantern is drafted to help in an intergalactic war!
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2 Written by Brad Meltzer Art by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope Cover by Michael Turner Variant cover by Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning Best-selling author Brad Meltzer and the fan-favorite art team of Ed Benes & Sandra Hope continue the return of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes! The selection process continues - a new villain appears - and a sinister figure ensures that the first casualty is Red Tornado's android body! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers; a standard cover by Michael Turner and a variant cover by Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning. For every 10 copies of the standard cover, retailers may order one copy of the variant cover. Please see order form for details. Retailers: For a signed edition, please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews. On sale September 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross Art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross Cover by Ross The Justice League of America is reimagined by fan-favorite painter Alex Ross (JLA: LIBERTY & JUSTICE, KINGDOM COME) and writer Jim Krueger (Earth X, Universe X) with pencil art by Doug Braithwaite (Paradise X) painted by Ross in this fantastic new hardcover collecting the first four issues of the best-selling maxiseries! The members of the fabled Justice League of America are about to learn they aren't the only ones who can band together toward a common goal. The greatest criminal masterminds of our time appear to be acting in concert - but with a surprising plan that seeks to achieve more good than the JLA ever could! This first volume of three contains expanded character bios and sketches. For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.
Your body is their business! Five young students at a Buddhist university, three guys and two girls, find little call for their job skills in today's Tokyo . . . among the living, that is! But all that stuff in college they were told would never pay off-you know, channeling, dowsing, ESP-gives them a direct line to the dead . . . the dead who are still trapped in their corpses and can't move on to the next reincarnation. The five form the Kurosagi ('Black Heron'-their ominous bird logo) Corpse Delivery Service: whether suicide, murder, accident, or illness, they'll carry your body wherever it needs to go to free your soul! The kids from Kurosagi can smell a customer a mile away-it's a good thing one of the girls majored in embalming! • The Kurosagi live-action film is tentatively scheduled for U.S. release in 2007. • Each volume comes shrink-wrapped and carries an 18+ content advisory. • Original Japanese format.
written by MIKE BULLOCK art & cover by JACK LAWRENCE 'BETRAYAL! Part 3 of 4' Joey, Courtney and the Big Cats of the Night Pride must journey through mysterious caverns in order to save the Stuffed Animal Kingdom. But even with their newfound ally in Marco the Polar Bear to guide them, something dangerous lurks in the dark of the caves.
Written by Andy Diggle Art by Jock and Colin Wilson Cover by Jock The saga of the Losers comes to its explosive conclusion with ENDGAME, collecting issues #26-32 of the acclaimed Vertigo series. It's a white-knuckle ride into nuclear brinksmanship as the team forces a final confrontation with the rogue C.I.A. agent Max, only to discover the shocking secrets behind not only their foe but also one of their own!
LOVELESS #11 Written by Brian Azzarello Art and cover by Marcelo Frusin Part 3 of 'Thicker Than Blackwater.' With Bloody Bill still on the loose and the body count rising, Wes begins to run out of options in apprehending the brutal outlaw. But when he discovers Bill's hidden agenda - and who's backing his reign of terror - Wes soon realizes he may have bit off more than he can chew. On sale September 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Various This special collection based on the horrific Showtime series includes adaptations of 'Incident On and Off a Mountain Road,' originally written by Joe R. Lansdale and adapted for Showtime by Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep) and 'Dreams in the Witch-House,' wherein writer Ivan Brandon (NYC Mech), artist Dennis Calero (X-Factor) adapt horror master H.P. Lovecraft's classic tale, as envisioned by director Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator) and his co-writer Dennis Paoli.
NINJA SCROLL #1 Written by J. Torres Art and cover by Michael Chang Variant cover by Jim Lee The international anime sensation Ninja Scroll finally comes to comics in this unique new series! Follow the adventures of wandering ronin Jubei as he scours feudal Japan, fighting all forms of villains and monsters in search of the one thing he truly desires: a decent night's sleep! Jubei comes upon a nearly abandoned village on a foggy mountaintop. After drinking some tea from a kind old woman, he falls into a deep sleep and awakens to the greatest nightmare of all: the long-thought dead villains from the Ninja Scroll film - Mushizo, Benisato and Tessai - have returned and will stop at nothing to destroy Jubei! Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers by Michael Chang and Jim Lee. Please see order form for details. On sale September 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Scott Chantler Even though they have suffered horrific losses at the hands of their enemies, Charles Lord and his band try to unite the people of Rupert's Land in the hopes of not only retaking the Fort, but also rescuing the remaining survivors that are still being held as prisoners. This two-fisted action series reaches new heights of pulse-pounding excitement in this bold climactic installment.
Written by Phil Jimenez Art by Jimenez & Andy Lanning Cover by Jimenez Hot off his work on INFINITE CRISIS, writer/artist Phil Jimenez delivers an epic saga - combining the dramatic setup and ensemble cast of Lost with the fantasy of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and mind-bending technology of The Matrix. BOOK ONE of OTHERWORLD takes readers on an exciting adventure filled with widescreen action that's sexy, smart and unlike anything Vertigo has done before!
PREVIEWS #10 (October 2006) 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 November 2006 through January 2007! Catalog, 8x11, 480+pg, PC $4.50
PUNISHER #37 & 38 Written by GARTH ENNIS Penciled by GORAN PARLOV Cover by TIM BRADSTREET 'MAN OF STONE' Parts 1 & 2 The last time General Nikolai Alexandrovich Zakharov encountered Frank Castle, the two men were playing chicken with a dozen nuclear warheads over Moscow. Since then, well, let's just say Zakharov's not the type to forgive and forget. When a mutual enemy of Castle comes with the perfect plan to lure Frank out of his hole, Zakharvo is all ears. That man is Rawlins. His bait? His former wife -- and sometime Castle flame: O'Brien. THERE IS A STRICT NO OVERPRINT POLICY ON ALL MAX TITLES PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS AND PLACE THEM BY THE FOC. 32 PGS. (each)/Explicit Content ...$2.99 (each)
by Shamik Dasgupta & Abhishek Singh Blue-skinned Prince Rama and his brazen brother Prince Lakshman are honor-bound to take command of the seemingly dormant outpost of Ayodhya. But the peaceful inhabitants and their protectors soon discover that there is no place in this world safe from the bloody claws of the hordes of Nark. In short, the young princes must become warriors to defend their people to the death.
by Ed Lavallee & Grant Bond REVOLUTION IN SILVER: Part 3-Young Rebecca wakes from her fevered dreams and calls off her wedding to Elijah. In turn, Elijah informs General Bloodsworth of a secret meeting being held by the Sons of Liberty in an effort to brand Revere a traitor against the crown. However, Revere reveals the sinister truth behind the savage attacks plaguing Boston.Will the werewolf rear his ugly head again?
Mark Martin is still on the run with his tirelessly wacky comic, Runaway. This second issue is even intenser than ever with: the second chapter in the Montgomery Wart wherein Monty's bug fib is exposed and he and Murg get their a**es whupped; the Adventures of Skinny Benny, a tale in which YOU choose the ending; and the extra content-filling bonus section called 'Jabberous Offline'. Mark Martin is probably best known for his hilarious Nude Dancer single-pagers (collected by Tundra) and his anthology comic that he shared with Jim Woodring, Tantalizing Stories. Since then, he's contributed comics to anthologies from Dark Horse, Fantagraphics, Disney Adventures, Nickelodeon, and other venues.
by Tania del Rio 'Trick or Trick?': What makes this Halloween more special than all the others is the fact that Sabrina is now old enough to be let in on a little secret: Halloween is the one day that witches and wizards are allowed to freely use magic in the mortal realm! Of course, as with any privilege, there are rules that must be followed. Is Sabrina up to the task of this new responsibility? She'll find out when she joins Llandra, Shinji, and Gwen at the local theme park's 'haunted house!' But the tricks are on them, as they learn the exhibit really is haunted! Add to this mystery the usual dose of romantic intrigue, and Sabrina's aunts who are out to trick the kids who come to their door, and you're in for a real Halloween treat!
by Gotham Chopra & Keevan Kang His family slaughtered and soul tortured, James Jensen gives up and discovers that that he's at the doorway to a new life and purpose. The British better start running!
by Michael Alan Nelson & Chee The critically acclaimed series finishes its first arc! Tensions mount as Miles and Duke lead a ragged team of survivors through a tripod-infested wasteland on a blitzkrieg, pulse-pounding chase! How have the aliens discovered the technology that has brought them back? And what role does Miles play now that revelations are arriving about his history and background with the aliens?
Written by Gail Simone Art by Brad Walker & Jimmy Palmiotti Cover by Karl Kerschl It's the Secret Six versus the Doom Patrol, fresh off their appearance in Teen Titans! As the Six hunt down the villain who has been targeting them, they uncover some startling secrets. What does the all-new Doom Patrol have to do with all of it?
SHE-HULK 2 #12
SHE-HULK #12 Written by DAN SLOTT Penciled by RICK BURCHETT Cover by GREG HORN On the moon of Titan justice appears to be infallible. All matters are weighed by the impartial supercomputer, Isaac. And all testimony is telepathically pulled from the witnesses' minds by MOONDRAGON. It seems like the perfect system, right? That's what SHE-HULK is there to find out. But can she remain impartial, given that the defendant is someone she'd like to snap in two? It starts here: the final fate of the fallen Avenger, STARFOX! Special appearances by THE LIVING TRIBUNAL, PIP THE TROLL, and... THANOS?! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
by Guy Delisle Shenzhen is entertainingly compact with Guy Delisle's observations of life in a cold urban city in southern China that is sealed off from the rest of the country by electric fences and armed guards. By translating his fish-out-of-water experiences into accessible graphic novels, Delisle is quick to find the humor and point out the differences between Western and Eastern cultures.
THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR MANGA! One of the world's biggest comics, containing the original manga versions of some of the most popular anime ever made! Each issue includes tons of full-color information about toys, TCGs, CCGs, video games and anime, plus amazing manga stories! Rating: T
by Matt Groening Matt Groening, the toastmaster of trick or treat, offers up a ghastly good time of Halloween howl-arity based on the especially popular anthology episodes of the TV series. Matt Groening whips up a witches' brouhaha of haunted clown cars, possessed cereal boxes, haunted hospitals, afterlife-binding cocktail napkin IOUs, ring-driven fellowships, neighbourly vampires and costumed comic book guys. Add a revenge-filled bottle of Amontillado, and a rippingly good yarn from merry and bloody olde England, and you have a pleasingly putrid and asphxiatingly amusing tome of tonsil-tickling terror from The Simpsons.
SNAKES ON A PLANE #1 & 2 Written by Chuck Dixon Art by Gordon Purcell Photo covers Issue #1 Variant cover by J.G. Jones Issue #2 Variant cover by Jerome Moore You've heard the Internet buzz…seen the hair-raising trailer…now experience the comic of the sensational summer movie Snakes on a Plane, written by Chuck Dixon (NIGHTWING) with art by Gordon Purcell and painted covers by J.G. Jones (52) and Jerome K. Moore (JSA: LOST)! Snakes on a Plane stars Samuel L. Jackson as an FBI agent assigned to escort a government witness on a flight to Los Angeles. But when a crimelord sets loose hundreds of deadly snakes during the flight, the agent must band together with the pilot, frightened crew and passengers in a desperate attempt to survive and protect his witness! Why's it have to be snakes? Relax, they're first-class fliers. Retailers please note: Each issue will feature two covers; see order form for details. Retrosolicited • Issue #1 on sale August 16; issue #2 on sale August 30 • 1 & 2 of 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Kapur, Wells, & Gaydos Jessica Peterson is caught between the hot Indian jungle, imperialist British fortune hunters, and an outrage that will live through the centuries. The secret of the Snake Woman is revealed, and Jessica's in trouble!
Tony Millionaire returns to his original style with this new four-issue Sock Monkey series. Uncle Gabby and Mr. Crow find themselves aboard a whaling ship at sea, and attempt to build a raft to escape the insane captain. Unfortunately, the captain gets wise and furiously rows after them in his whale boat. A giant sea serpent swirls into the mix, resulting in an old-fashioned Nantucket sleigh ride! If you have any hatches, batten them down, there's a storm a-brewin'! • See Sock Monkey's world library tour at • '[Tony Millionaire's] artistic chops and black humor shine best in his Sock Monkey adventures, the funniest slices of grim Victoriana since Edward Gorey was at his kiddie-eviscerating peak.' • 'Tony Millionaire strikes gold with a bizarre, surreal, and completely original cast of characters that continue to yield both treasures of joyful wit and veins of surprising pathos.' -Comics Buyers Guide
SPAWN #160
written by DAVID HINE art by PHILIP TAN & DANNY MIKI cover by PHILIP TAN & TODD MCFARLANE July 26 • 32 pg • FC • $2.95 Spawn faces his greatest challenge: The Disciple. Armageddon is approaching fast and with Heaven's new recruits lining up for battle, Hell is going to need to swell its ranks too. And where is it going to find the cruelest, most ruthless, kick-ass SOB's on the face of the Earth? Burn, Hollywood, BURN!
SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #10 Written by SEAN MCKEEVER Pencils & Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA Mary Jane's acting debut is mere weeks away, but with the play's premiere set opposite a major Midtown High football match, you'd better believe the jocks aren't gonna let it slide! Will Flash help ruin MJ's big day or will he lose the respect of his teammates? 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99
by Brian Lynch When the Monahan Family asks Spike to find their daughter Ruby, he accepts. After all, it's a chance to be a hero and more importantly, earn a hefty fee. The problem - Ruby's a half-demon and has been checked into the Mosaic Wellness Center, a rehab facility for vampires, demons, and other creatures of the night. The solution - Spike checks himself in as a patient. But there's another, slightly bigger problem - the hundreds of super-powered, supernatural patients at Mosaic know Spike, and want him dead. If the therapy doesn't kill him, the other patients will… beginning Spike's latest adventure, courtesy of screenwriter Brian Lynch and artist Franco Urru!
Veteran comics writer Gary Reed (Dead World, Red Diaries) and artist Rick Hoberg (Star Wars, Justice League, Batman) have created an illustrated prose novel that tells the tale of Kat Anderson. Grandfather and David are the only family Kat Anderson has ever known. But the book her brother finds reveals a secret family history and a hidden destiny - a future in which Kat is fated to become the last guardian against the evil Clan of Black Rings, and David to become her sworn enemy. Kat will need the power of the spirit of Toho - the famed Samurai warrior whose blood courses through her veins - and she'll have to depend on the mysterious newcomer who claims to be her father, if she's going to have any hope of defeating her foes.
STAN LEE MEETS SPIDER-MAN Written by STAN LEE & JOSS WHEDON Penciled by OLIVIER COIPEL & MICHAEL GAYDOS Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL The first in a series of stand-alone specials celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Stan Lee's employment at Marvel! First, Stan journeys to Greenwich Villiage to catch up with his old pal Doctor Strange-but things have certainly changed since the '60s! Next, the ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN team of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley pays homage to the life and career of 'The Man.' And finally, a representation of the Stan-scripted Doctor Strange story from MARVEL PREMIERE #3, illustrated by Barry Windsor-Smith! 48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99
by Jason Martin This is it! You may have heard the positive buzz about the concept, story, or artwork... but the series really takes off here! Our reality TV cast gets genetically-enhanced and suited-up, comic book fiction-style! But even if they survive the procedure, will the enhancements work? Questions are answered, but more twists are revealed. Jump on this crazy, fun and sexy saga now! Features story and art from newcomer Jason Martin ( artist to watch in '06), and features two covers: one by creator Jason Martin, and a 1-in-4 variant by Hector Sevilla (Alias Comics' Lullaby). Every copy also includes a poster of the variant art and interview with that artist.
SUPERGIRL #10 Written by Joe Kelly Art by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund Cover by Churchill Supergirl takes on a new secret identity! Can you say 'disaster'? She needs help - from one of the Outsiders? On sale September 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #22 Written by Mark Waid & Tony Bedard Art by Barry Kitson, Adam DeKraker and Mick Gray Cover by Kitson Supergirl's new boyfriend explores the feelings he has for her as the Legion takes on a foe who has recruited others who can target and exploit their every weakness! On sale September 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Kurt Busiek & Geoff Johns Cover by Terry & Rachel Dodson Art by Pete Woods and Renato Guedes It is One Year Later…and no one has seen or heard from the Man of Steel. In this collection featuring SUPERMAN #650-653 and ACTION #837-840, as Clark Kent concentrates on his career, the need for the Man of Steel has remained as strong as ever - especially now that Lex Luthor has returned to Metropolis, with his thirst for power fully intact!
Written by Geoff Johns Art by Tony Daniel & Kevin Conrad Cover by Daniels Part 2 of 'Titans Around the World!' It's off to Tokyo to meet one of the many mysterious Teen Titans members from the missing year: the world's greatest teen magician - the all-new Zatara! Plus, Robin and Wonder Girl learn a horrific secret about one of their former members.
TEEN TITANS GO! #35 Written by J. Torres Art by Khary Randolph Cover by Sean Galloway General Immortus returns, and this time he's got some help in his war against the Teen Titans - look out for the new and improved Private Hive! On sale September 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
by Jason Kruse In the land of Odyssia, former hero Quest unwillingly becomes the bodyguard to Prince Nestor, a young smart-alec who knows the whereabouts of a mystic dagger that is the key to ultimate power. Together, they'll face creatures, bounty hunters and other evils vying for the weapon. In the meantime, they'll have to deal with each other!
THOR: THE ETERNALS SAGA VOL. 1 TPB Written by ROY THOMAS Penciled by WALTER SIMONSON, JOHN BUSCEMA, KEITH POLLARD & ARVELL JONES Cover by WALTER SIMONSON Thor stands alone against the Deviant and Eternals - while mankind stands doomed! Can even a Thunder God prevail? Collects THOR ANNUAL #7 and THOR #283-291. 208 PG./Rated A ...$24.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2404
by Chuck Dixon Tobias Muldoon must stop the Astrotrain from reaching New York... or face a world under the iron rule of the Decepticon!. His allies are the Autobots and the legendary steel-driving man John Henry. This issue features steam-driven, iron-clad action as the 'Robots in Disguise' break cover to do battle at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Chuck Dixon and artist Guido Guidi conclude their special look at the Industrial Age reign of the Transformers. This issue features two covers from Guidi, one which is a concept art cover.
THE TRIALS OF SHAZAM #2 Written by Judd Winick Art and cover by Howard Porter Enter Freddie Freeman - left powerless by the events of DAY OF JUDGMENT and BRAVE NEW WORLD - who finds his life outside of being Captain Marvel Junior in even worse shape. The good news: Freddie is given the opportunity to regain his abilities…if he can pass a few tests administered by the gods themselves. The bad news is he has to earn each and every ability from scratch! On sale September 27 • 2 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
TRUE STORY, SWEAR TO GOD #1 story by TOM BELAND art & cover by TOM BELAND 24pgs, B&W September 13 $2.99 'IF THIS BE PAYDAY' TOM BELAND is a California cartoonist who is now living on the island of Puerto Rico, with the woman of his dreams he met at a bus stop a year ago in Disneyworld. It hasn't been easy, since his freelance clients haven't paid him in months, while demanding more work from him. But all that is going to change as BELAND demands restitution... or else! Join the romance/comedy nominated for TWO EISNER AWARDS at its new home at IMAGE COMICS!!!
ULTIMATE IRON MAN VOL. 1 TPB Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD Penciled by ANDY KUBERT & MARK BAGLEY Cover by ANDY KUBERT The most imaginative, groundbreaking comic of 2005! International bestseller, four-time Hugo award, two-time Nebula award and World Fantasy Award winner Orson Scott Card (author of Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Shadow Puppets) comes to the Ultimate Universe. He's joined by industry legend Andy Kubert (ULTIMATE X-MEN, MARVEL 1602 and WOLVERINE: ORIGIN) to show shocking beginning of Ultimate Iron Man! If you thought THE ULTIMATES told you everything you needed to know about Ultimate Iron Man, think again! Collects ULTIMATE IRON MAN #1-5. 136 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1499-8
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #100 Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Wraparound Cover by MARK BAGLEY Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY 'CLONE SAGA' A true milestone for Peter Parker, Ultimate Spider-Man and the Ultimate line-our double-sized 100th issue celebration! Chock full of secrets that date back to the book's beginning-finally, chillingly revealed! And there are three-count 'em three-mind-staggering shock endings. It's the Spider-Man event of the year with an exclusive look back at the series with Brian Micheal Bendis and Mark Bagley. 64 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99
Written by MARK MILLAR Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH GRAND THEFT AMERICA This is it! The double-sized finale! America strikes back against the Liberators, as ace artist Bryan Hitch draws every single super hero in the Ultimate Universe in combat to free the United States! Plus: the true fate of Thor, the return of the Defenders, and every major plotline from the Ultimates (since its inception) comes together at last. If ever there was a big one you should not miss...Ultimates 2 #12 is it! If you do but one thing with your life: read this comic! And don't forget -this cataclysmic story leads straight into Ultimates 3 #1, coming soon! Part 6 (of 6).
UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #3 Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Jusin Gray Art and cover by Daniel Acuña On the run from S.H.A.D.E. agents, the Freedom Fighters make their way to the Arizona desert, home turf of Black Condor. But is this new metahuman friend or foe? On sale September 27 • 3 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Carl Barks, Daan Jippes, Cesar Ferioli, David Gerstein, Vicar, & Stefan Printz-Påhlson Scrooge hides his fortune in the Mad Duke's castle in Carl Barks' long Halloween adventure, 'House of Haunts!' Barks and Daan Jippes teach Scrooge to 'Let Sleeping Bones Lie' when he meets a ghostly dinosaur. Fethry Duck encounters wicked Blaire Witch in 'Dance of the Cuckoos,' by Gerstein and Ferioli. Finally Scrooge outwits alien inventor Tachyon Farflung in a tale by Stefan Printz-Påhlson and Vicar titled 'The Terror from Outer Space.'
by Naomi Nowak Luca thinks she knows her sister, her history and her friends...but very few things are what they seem. What do you do if your world falls apart, when your only living relatives are mentally unstable and you're a disaster in relationships? This story of confusion, love, and the past is an exciting debut from artist Naomi Nowak.
Discover the secret of 'Hamanaka's Treasure' in this conclusion to the two-part adventure presented by internationally acclaimed storyteller Stan Sakai! All hell has broken loose in a small town after the death of crime boss Hamanaka. The two remaining factions of his gang are vying for control of the community, but it's the townspeople who are suffering the most. The tension comes to a head just as our favorite rabbit bodyguard, Usagi Yojimbo, arrives upon the scene! • Master storyteller Stan Sakai has won many industry awards over the past twenty years of Usagi, including a Parents' Choice Award, an Inkpot Award, multiple Eisner Awards, a 2004 Young Adult Library Services Association award, and the prestigious National Cartoonists Society Comic Book Division Award.
UTF #3
by Scott Reynolds & Tone Rodriguez The UTF has to take the hunt into the streets of Los Angeles when a group of Vampires manage to escape the horrors they created in the LA County Prison. But when another group of Vampire Soldiers enter the fray, Petras and her UTF Crew must decide how to move forward when they realize they both are after the same quarry. But will the UTF be able to stop the contagion from getting any larger when the hungry vampires end up outside a Kings/Wings game in Downtown Los Angeles?
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover by CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN As the survivors settle into their prison home something has drawn them out into the open... out of the prison... out of their sanctuary. This is a major turning point for the over-all story of THE WALKING DEAD and it sets the stage for years to come. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #25-30
THE WARLORD #8 Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by Bart Sears The most shocking issue yet! A cast member dies - and there's nothing our hero can do about it! On sale September 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Adam Beechen & Dan Hipp This illustrated prose novel tells the tale of Teddy, who dreaded summer school and all the tedium that accompanied it. Light years away, a young alien prince yearned for adventure outside the walls of his palace. Neither knew that each was about to get more adventure than they ever bargained for. When an alien crystal allows the two young boys to swap places, hilarity and high adventure ensue as one boy attempts to stop a coup on an alien planet and an alien boy attempts to fit in on ours.
HALLOWEEN HORROR-FEST! We rock October with our annual Halloween celebration! Check out the results of our 15th annual Costume Contest, get the scoop on the hottest Hollywood horror movies and get scared to death by comics' most frightening moments! STATE OF THE BAT-ROGUES Wizard gets the scoop straight from the mouths of upcoming Bat-writers Grant Morrison (Batman) and Paul Dini (Detective Comics) about what's in store for Batman's deadliest villains. 'CIVIL WAR' SCORECARD As Marvel's mega-event rolls into the home stretch, we'll run down who's on what side (for now) as well as take a look at what's in store for the House of Ideas post-Civil War! '52' MYSTERIES! We'll fill you in on everything that's going on with DC's most bombastic undertaking to date: the weekly comic series called 52! And we'll also preview one of the biggest mysteries of the series so far-who is the hero called Supernova? SPIDEY-SHOCKERS! We serve up the hottest preview of the fall: a first look at the shocking new Spider-event written by J. Michael Straczynski and drawn by Joe Quesada! This could turn out to be THE most shocking Spider-Man story...ever! Bigger than unmasking? YES!! ULTIMATE CROSSOVER The Ultimate Universe is about to welcome some guests from out of town-the Squadron Supreme! And the hottest Marvel talent imaginable brings this first-ever crossover event to life: Brian Michael Bendis, Jeph Loeb and J. Michael Straczynski!
by Tommy Kovac & Sonny Liew Deep in the Tulgey Wood, the White Rabbit and his housemaid, Mary Ann, are renegades from the wrath of the Queen of Hearts. To complicate matters, the Cheshire Cat lures them into a dreadful predicament with the burbling, fiery-eyed Jabberwock. Separated by catastrophe, the White Rabbit blunders from the frying pan into the fire, and Mary Ann meets some startling characters in a very low and sticky place. One of these characters may just prove to be big trouble for the Queen of Hearts.
X-MEN #191
X-MEN #191 Written by MIKE CAREY Penciled by MARK BROOKS Cover by CHRIS BACHALO 'SUPERNOVAS' The X-Men discover the truth behind their mysterious new enemies! It's time to take the fight to this new and dangerous threat...but are their enemies closer than the X-Men think? Part 4 (of 6)! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
ZOMBIE #1 (of 4) Written by MIKE RAICHT Pencils & Cover by KYLE HOTZ Cash stolen from the botched bank job: $125,000. Two loaded shotguns keeping the hostages quiet: $675.00. A 1/2 tank of gas in the getaway car: $27.50. Smashing through a police roadblock and fighting for your life against hundreds of flesh eating Zombies: Priceless. Welcome to Zombie action, MAX style. In this four-issue limited series by Mike Raicht and Kyle Hotz, the dead roam the earth, a small town in New York State is under siege, and human flesh is what's for dinner! And humanity's last hope is hiding out in a little rest-stop on Interstate 90. Barricade your doors and windows and get the guns loaded...hell is on Earth, and it just might be up to a man named Simon Garth to stop it... THERE IS A STRICT NO OVERPRINT POLICY ON ALL MAX TITLES PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS AND PLACE THEM BY THE FOC. 32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Explicit Content ...$3.99
by Shane McCarthy Their numbers are thinning and their trust for one another is almost non-existent. Yet now is the time they need each other the most. A daring attempt to reach the food they so desperately need is put into action; however, the time has also come for betrayal! Who is it? And who will survive this concluding issue? Either way, the result guarantees to be bloody. Ted McKeever again provides a special variant cover.



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