Arriving Thursday 12/28/06

Written by Brian Azzarello Art by Eduardo Risso Cover by Dave Johnson The noir masterpiece continues in 100 BULLETS VOL. 10: DECAYED, collecting issues #68-75 of the acclaimed Vertigo series. Following Lono's ascension to warlord for the houses of the Trust, the last remaining Minutemen are activated as the players on both sides ready themselves for the endgame of their private war. Advance-solicted; on sale December 27 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
Crawling from the wreckage of 30 Days of Night: Dead Space is this latest five-part continuation of the 30 Days of Night saga. In part one of Spreading The Disease, Agent Michael Henson had all the evidence he needed to prove to the world that vampires exist… until the government took it all away. Now, urged on by a mysterious 'friend,' Henson must follow a path of carnage and gore in hopes of finding the answer to why anyone would want to put a vampire into space, with his only lead being to follow the fangs. Dan Wickline (30 Days of Night: Dead Space), Alex Sanchez (Doomed) and Jay Fotos (Clive Barker's The Great and Secret Show) bring you this stunning tale of mystery and horror, with alternate covers provided by Nat Jones (30 Days of Night 2005 Annual). *Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio. *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
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WEEK 34: Art by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose. It's a deadly Countdown to the end of the year and the end of a life in the most heart-stopping cliffhanger yet! The New Year changes everything!
'BETRAYAL,' Part Five The Trojans seethe with suppressed panic while Helen fixes her hair and make-up. Pandarus's web of lies tightens around Troilus and Cressida. Great Ajax and the King of Athens clash over army leadership. Can war be stopped? Hektor says yes, but no one else believes it
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS Featuring Ultra-Girl, Umar, Union Jack, Urthona, Vegas, Vulcan, Warhawk, Warlock, Adam Warlock, Warpath, Wiccan, Wild Thing, Alex Wilder, Winter Soldier, Pete Wisdom, Witchfire, Wizard, Jimmy Woo, X-Babies, Yandroth, Young Allies, Zodiac and more! 64 PGS./No Ads/Rated T+ ...$3.99
This special collection compiles five one-shots focusing on different members of Angel's supporting cast, each from a different creative team-Peter David and Nicoloa Scott focus on Illyria; Dan Jolly and Mark Pennington handle Gunn; Scott Tipton and Mike Norton feature Wesley; Jeff Mariotte and David Messina present Doyle; And Jay Faerber and Bob Gill offer up a tale of Conner.
Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON Adapted by STACIE M. RITCHIE Pencils & Wraparound Cover by BRETT BOOTH Variant cover by GREG HORN In a world where vampires and were-creatures are legal citizens of the United States, Anita Blake is an animator, raising the dead for a living. But she's also known as the 'Executioner,' a deadly hunter who slays vampires who have gone beyond their legal rights and become monsters in the eyes of society. For this reason, she avoids vampires whenever possible. But an impromptu bacherlorette party for a close friend brings her down into St. Louis's vampire district. and into a vampire strip club known as 'Guilty Pleasures.' But Anita senses that the place is more dangerous for her than it should be, and a surprise attack confirms her darkest suspicions! Adapted from the bestselling romantic horror novel by Laurell K. Hamilton, ANITA BLAKE: VAMPIRE HUNTER in GUILTY PLEASURES is an 'Grown Up Buffy' adventure that is sure to seduce readers into picking up every issue! 32 PGS./Rated T+ .$2.99 ITEM CODE: JUL068379 GREG HORN VARIANT ITEM CODE: JUL068380 New FOC: 9/28 - New On Sale: 10/18
Written by KEITH GIFFEN Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO With the war lost, Ronan and the very, very angry Super-Skrull kill their way to the heart of the Kree Empire. VIVE LA KREE! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by JOSS WHEDON Pencils and Cover by JOHN CASSADAY 50/50 Variant cover by JOHN CASSADAY 'UNSTOPPABLE!' Part 1 (of 6) Strap yourselves in, folks! It's the beginning of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's final arc on Astonishing X-Men! After the shocking and brain-smashing events of last issue, the X-Men are off to protect the Earth from its destruction at the hands of the Breakworld. And when it's all over, nothing will ever be the same! No really, we mean it! Whedon & Cassaday prove they are more than Astonishing: They are UNSTOPPABLE! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Noted New Zealand cartoonist and former Batgirl writer returns with another new issue of Atlas. Here we find Leonard Batts arriving in Cornucopia, only to find soldiers in the streets and cartoonists facing mass arrest. And in 'The Magic Pen,' Sam Zabel's lands himself in a compromising situation with none other than the moonlit mistress, Lady Night!
Written by TOM DeFALCO Penciled by RON LIM Cover by MIKE WIERINGO As the daughter of Thor joins the hunt for Kevin Masterson, Ultron returns, Ulik the Unconquerable reveals his plans to banish humankind from Earth and a mysterious new foe drains the Avengers of all their super-powers. 32 PGS. (each)/Rated A ...$2.99 (each)
by Digerolamo, Lloyd, Ortiz, and Peyer Bart's life appears to be ruined when Mrs. Krabappel moves in with the Simpsons. Then, Homer and Bart go head to head and burger to burger when they both enter a Krusty Burger competition. Finally, Bart discovers Groundskeeper Willie's infamous past.
Written by John Ostrander Art by Tom Mandrake Covers by Andy Kubert Don't miss a 4-part murder mystery by the acclaimed team of John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake (THE SPECTRE), starting with two chapters in December! Three horrific murders rock Gotham with only one gruesome connection: parts of the victim's faces have been carved away. Meanwhile, a brutal Russian gangster called Perun threatens Amina Franklin, a doctor working at Leslie Thompkins clinic, which brings in not only the Batman but his bizarre new foe: Grotesk! And as the mystery of Grotesk deepens, a vicious new player enters the game - a Japanese yakuza named Johnny Kareoke! Batman confronts Kareoke and his murderous Geisha Grrls while the monstrous Grotesk strikes once again!
Written by Matt Wagner Art and cover by Wagner As Julie Madison succumbs to the seductions of the Mad Monk, only a ferociously injured Batman stands to defend Gotham from the nefarious machinations of utter evil!
by Kathleen Webb & Jeff Shultz 'Working Hand in Glove': A famous designer asks Veronica to give him a hand… as a hand model modeling his high-fashion gloves! 'Instrumental to the Story': Veronica would rather listen to classic rock than classical music… but the hunky new Riverdale High tenor may have her singing a different tune! 'Offering Lip Service': Archie refuses a kiss from Veronica because of his chapped lips, but Betty offers to share the last of her lip balm with Archie. Problem is, it happens to be on her lips, and when Veronica finds out they're smooching, guess who might get a fat lip?! 'Don't Miss This': Could it be true - an all-new love triangle between Midge, Moose, and… Betty?! You'll have to read this story to find out!
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN Penciled by TBD Cover by MIKE DEODATO CIVIL WAR TIE-IN 'FOREIGN AFFAIRS' Part 1 (of 3) Alarmed by the Civil War that's rocking the U.S., T'Challa and Storm decide to get off the sidelines and get involved. Whose side are they on? 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers Art and cover by Cully Hamner One road trip ends and another begins as Beetle's best friend Brenda gets her hands on a Mother Box! Don't miss the start of a cosmic arc destined to end Blue Beetle's first year with a big bang!
Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers Art by Cully Hamner, Duncan Rouleau, Cynthia Martin and Phil Moy Cover by Duncan Rouleau Collecting THE BLUE BEETLE #1-6! Tearing its way through the events of DAY OF VENGEANCE and INFINITE CRISIS, the mystical Blue Beetle scarab has chosen its new guardian: teenager Jaime Reyes! But supernatural powers can be a blessing or a curse, and when it comes to the powers of the Scarab, you don't get one without the other. Advance-solicited; on sale December 27 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US
Written by Garth Ennis Art and cover by Darick Robertson The Teenage Kix bring the fight to the Boys' doorstep and learn immediately that they've taken on more than they can handle! The Boys are back in business, but is it all too much for Hughie to handle?
After the catastrophic encounter with the monster-god Katha-Hem, Dr. Kate Corrigan travels to rural France in search of an ancient text that might undo the death of Roger. Back at the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, Captain Daimio tells the story of his own death, Johann Kraus confesses a bizarre love triangle arising from one of his séances, Abe recalls a mission with Hellboy during his early days at the B.P.R.D., and Liz reveals a weird tale of the family members she killed while discovering her firestarter powers. Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, with artist Guy Davis and co-writer John Arcudi, unravel a story that will determine the future of the B.P.R.D., while revealing key secrets about their past. This collection includes a sketchbook section that captures Guy Davis's development of the terrors unveiled in The Universal Machine. • Collecting the five-issue miniseries. B.P.R.D.: Universal Machine™ © Mike Mignola.
by Daniel Way & Jon Proctor With the return of the critically-acclaimed miniseries Gun Theory (now completely uncensored, unedited and uncompromised) on the horizon, original series creators Daniel Way (Wolverine: Origins) and Jon Proctor (Batman: Black and White) offer up this black-and-white short story that explores the gray areas of human morality. While Gun Theory examines the last days of the hired killed known simply as 'Harvey', this prequel takes a cold, hard look at how he became that killer…and ceased to be anything else. This issue also features an exclusive preview of Heavier Than God #1, by Daniel Way and Ken Knudtsen.
Written by STEVE ENGLEHART & JOHN WARNER Penciled by SAL BUSCEMA, FRANK ROBBINS & HERB TRIMPE Cover by GIL KANE Disillusioned by government corruption, Steve Rogers lays down uniform and shield -- but it's not as easy to set aside half a lifetime of heroics, so a new legend is born: Nomad, the man without a country? But who will take up the forsaken red-white-and-blue, and what will it cost him to hold onto it? Boss Morgan, the Viper and the Red Skull are on hand with enough villainy for any hero, old or new! Plus: the origin of the Falcon! Guest-starring Nick Fury and the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Collects CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE FALCON #177-186. 192 PGS./Rated T+ ...$24.99
Written by Bobby London, Jesse Leon McCann and Frank Strom Art by Mike Kazaleh, Scott Underwood, Angus Bungay, Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo Cover by Robert Pope & DeCarlo Scoutmaster Lumpus has a tough lesson to teach the Bean Scouts - the law of the jungle. Plus, the Eds want to discover the joys of deep-sea exploration!
(W) Sean Fish (P) David Nakayama ( C) Blond The Vindicators - sidekicks to the most powerful heroes in Paragon City… but when the Freedom Phalanx is not available it's up to Ms. Liberty and the rag-tag band she has put together to prevent chaos from breaking out in the City of Heroes. Can this group, looking for a chance to prove themselves, find a way to keep mayhem off the streets? Or will they fail in their mission to keep things under control? Safeguard is a single issue story written by Sean Michael Fish and based on a major game feature from the upcoming expansion of the City of Heroes online game. FC, 32pgs $2.99
'In Secrets, Most Revealed.' Tommy-Ray has been rechristened Death-Boy, and thanks to his new Nuncio-imbued abilities, is doing everything to live up to the name. And what of the Jaff's gathering forces assembled for the party at Coney Eye? The battle for the Art takes a grim turn as the Secret Show threatens to overwhelm all reality. *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
Written by Chuck Dixon Art and cover by Derec Donovan The explosive new miniseries continues! The contest has begun, as archers from around the globe convene at a posh Chinese estate. Connor Hawke, son of Green Arrow, has come to test his mettle against the world's best. But when the dangerous Shado appears, can death be far behind?
Written by Steve Niles Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong Cover by Justiniano Don't miss special guest villain The Joker! How does the Clown Prince of Crime figure into the bizarre origin of the Creeper? You must read this issue to discover the unexpected connection!
by Eiji Nonaka THE IMPROBABLE EISNER NOMINEE! Takashi Kamiyama is an average high school student who wouldn't hurt a fly. But after befriending a motley crew of thugs, a gorilla, and a trashcan-shaped robot, Takashi won't just learn his ABC's-he'll learn everything there is to know about being a juvenile delinquent! Rating: 13+ SC, 5x7, 150pgs, B&W SRP: $10.95
Written by Mike Carey Art by Jim Fern & Mark Pennington Cover by J.H. Williams III The shocking new horror series written by the critically acclaimed Mike Carey (LUCIFER, X-Men) and featuring the breakout art of Jim Fern (FABLES) and Mark Pennington (SHADE, THE CHANGING MAN) continues. In the heart of Japan, twins Toshi and Kai desperately try to stay one step ahead of their terrifying fates. But as Toshi finds herself crossing lines to protect their family, Kai will learn how far the curse that afflicts them really stretches.
The X-Men and Cyberforce meet head on! While on a trip to Japan, Cyberforce members Ripclaw and Cyblade come face to face with a threat that even their enhanced abilities can't handle: the Sentinels! It's a case of deadly mistaken identity, as Ripclaw and Cyblade's only hope for survival turns out to be the very targets the Sentinels were searching for -- Wolverine and Psylocke of the X-Men. Writer Ron Marz and artist Pat Lee, the team who relaunched and reinvigorated Cyberforce, get together for an unforgettable clash of heroes against rampaging robots!
Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by MICHAEL LARK Cover by LEE BERMEJO Matt Murdock finally comes face-to-face with the person who's been manipulating his life since he was thrown in jail, and you'll be stunned by the revelation! Brubaker and Lark's second arc rounds the corner toward the finish line! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Paul Dini Art by Don Kramer & Wayne Faucher Cover by Simone Bianchi Meet the all-new Ventriloquist! After surviving a near-fatal explosion, Batman discovers the Ventriloquist and Scarface are back - with a vengeance. As the Dark Knight tries to unravel the mystery behind his enemies' resurrection, Scarface unites the most feared names in the Gotham Underworld and introduces them to a surprising new ally in their war against Batman. On sale January 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo Art by Ron Adrian and Rob Lea Cover by Daniel Acuña Too powerful for just one city, the Flash goes west - only to be double-teamed by Inertia and Mota as 'Speedquest' begins!
What does it mean to turn one of the great graphic novels of our time into a major motion picture? In 1998, Frank Miller shook the comics world with his groundbreaking series 300. Marking Miller's first collaboration with watercolor artist Lynn Varley (Ronin, The Dark Knight Returns) in over a decade, 300 was a gritty reimagining of a battle in which three hundred Spartan soldiers fought to hold back the entire Persian army. The series won five Eisner Awards, including Best Limited Series, Best Writer/Artist (Miller), and Best Colorist (Varley). 300: The Art of the Movie takes you behind the scenes as director Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead) adapts 300 to the silver screen. With two hundred pages of production photos, concept art, and much, much more, 300: The Art of the Movie is sure to delight Miller fans and movie buffs alike. 'I knew this wasn't another typical sword-and-sandals movie, or a seven-hour-long lesson in historical accuracy. There are dozens of ways to retell the Battle of Thermopylae, but to adapt the story as presented in 300, I knew this was as much about bringing Frank Miller and Lynn Varley's visual style to life, as it was about the historical event itself.' -Grant Freckelton (Visual Effects Designer) 300 © 1998, 2006 Frank Miller, Inc. 300 and the 300 logo are trademarks of Frank Miller, Inc.
by Nicolas De Crecy For the first time in the US, ComicsLit brings over the latest enfant terrible of European comics, a mad genius, and for the first time, The Louvre museum is involved in a co-edition of a series of graphic novels. There will be four and each will be a vision of this great museum by a different artist. De Crecy, at the sight of the incredible richness of the museum's collection, was overwhelmed and felt small and ignorant. The result is a story set thousands of years hence in a glacial period where all human history has been forgotten and a small group of archeologists fall upon the Louvre, buried in age-old snow. They cannot begin to explain all the artifacts they see. What could they have meant? Their interpretations are nonsense, absurd, and farcical.
by Burden, Geary, & Oliff Bob Burden and Rick Geary once again take the reader deep into Gumby's world, as only these two can. This time, Gumby hops a ride with some hobo's in search of his pal Pokey, only to land smack dab in the middle of 'The Town With No Fun!' It is a guaranteed great time for everyone, young and old.
Written by Howard Chaykin Art and cover by Chaykin The Prestige Format miniseries focusing on the edgy Green Lantern concludes! There may be peace in the galaxy, as the forces behind the Rann-Thanagar war unite with the Green Lantern Corps for one purpose: slaughtering Guy!
More HACK/SLASH insanity! Cassie and Vlad are completely weaponless and trapped in a medical facility with six of the most outrageous, deadly slashers ever to stalk a nubile teen! One-liners! Lab rabbits! Severed limbs! It's both action and horror movies combined! If you're gonna slash, ya' better SLASH HARD!
by Steve Earnhart & Rudolf Montemayor Los Angeles 2024: Swimmin' with sharks is nothin' new to Private Eye Billy Blackburn, but when he finds himself laid-out in a filthy alley, courtesy of a ticked-off Hammerhead, the concept takes on a whole new meaning. Just wait 'til he meets heiress-slash-hedonist Crystal Torchsong, a maniac actor who likes to use sledgehammers to swat flies, and the shark-man's boss. Looks like another sizzling day in LA for Blackburn. Too bad it's his tail on the griddle. Get those letter column ideas in (and die on-panel in issue #4 if you go blue ribbon), and as a special treat for retailers and customers, every 15th copy will be a special Black as Noir variant edition, featuring an all-new artistic and editorial take on the HBC #2. Crack it today!
Written by Walter Simonson Art by Renato Arlem Cover by Howard Chaykin Blackfire has made her way to Earth to eliminate Hawkgirl - as she did Hawkwoman - bringing the Rann/Thanagar War very close to home! And worse... she has evidence that she's already killed Hawkman as well. The story continues in January's JSA CLASSIFIED #21!
Written by GEORGE R. R. MARTIN Adapted by BEN AVERY Pencils & Cover by MIKE MILLER Variant Cover by MIKE MILLER A century before the events of New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin's epic series, A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, a squire named Dunk picks up the sword and shield of his dead master and enters a tournament to begin his career as a knight. But 'Ser Duncan' has much to learn about this world of knights and nobles, and as he attempts to find a sponsor who will allow him to enter the tournament, he makes friends and enemies readily. Dunk is a capable fighter and has a strong sense of honor, but is that enough for him to become a true knight in the eyes of the others. or is he just a young man living a delusion and putting those he knows in grave danger? Adapted from the popular novella by George R. R. Martin, this special hardcover edition of THE HEDGE KNIGHT celebrates the original graphic novel, which was beloved by fans and critics alike for its deep storytelling and breathtaking visuals - so much so that the first edition it became one of the bestselling graphic novels of 2004! 164PGS./Rated T+ .$19.99 ITEM CODE: - New FOC: 11/2 - New On Sale: 12/6
Future London was razed to the ground when the gate separating the human world from the demon world ruptured. Overrun by ungodly and ravenous creatures, the stinking remains of this dead city may hold the key to humanity's survival-and so the quest for the secret of the Sigil continues! Templar Commander Jessica Sumerisle, Cabalist Crowe Jane, and Demon Hunter Saul Petrus have reluctantly teamed together in the hunt to decipher this arcane symbol. Now exploring an ancient labyrinth under London, they come face-to-face with an ocean of the undead, but the deadliest foe of all is one they least expect! Join us as Flagship Studios teams with Dark Horse to give you a tantalizing taste of their first groundbreaking game-an upcoming release that has the gaming world buzzing like mad! • This series leads up to the game's highly anticipated release. • Check out [and] for the latest news and downloads. • The third issue of a four-issue series!
Written by ALEXANDER IRVINE Penciled by RUSSELL BRAUN Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM 'EQUINOX,' PART 3 Demons have descended on New Orleans, harvesting body parts in a furious race to reassemble a being of unlimited power, a being whose resurrection is too terrible to contemplate. Daimon Hellstorm has got only one option to thwart the demons' plot: Locate just one piece -- one key body part without which the entity can never, ever, be whole -- and make sure no one finds it. Just how far is Daimon ready to go? Find out. He's not called the Son of Satan for nothing. This is The Son of Satan as you've never seen him before, brought to you by acclaimed novelist Alexander Irvine (The Narrows), with searing art by Russell Braun (Animal Man) and Klaus Janson. 32 PGS./Mature/Explicit Content...$3.99 THERE IS A STRICT NO OVERPRINT POLICY ON ALL MAX TITLES PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS AND PLACE THEM BY THE FOC
Written by JUSTIN GRAY& JIMMY PALMIOTTI Art by FRANCIS PORTELA & TOM PALMER Cover by WILLIAM TUCCI & MARK SPARACIO The thrilling conclusion to the Skrull organ story line pits the Heroes for Hire against Ricadonna's cadre of villains and an army of the Corporation's android assassins. Meanwhile, the recently fired Tarantula sets out to take revenge for the murder of her father by killing Ricadonna. Unfortunately for everyone involved, Ricadonna has undergone a physical transformation from crime lord to super-powered freak show! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Paul Levitz Cover by Brian Bolland Art by Joe Staton, Steve Mitchell, Bob Layton, Bruce Patterson and others The first solo appearance and a run of backup adventures of the Huntress - the daughter of Earth-Two Batman and Catwoman - are finally collected in this special volume featuring a stunning cover by Brian Bolland! This volume includes stories from DC SUPER STARS #17, BATMAN FAMILY #18-20, and WONDER WOMAN #271-287, #289-290 and #294-295. Advance-solicited; on sale December 27 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Written by MATT FRACTION Pencils & Cover by DAVID AJA What has the Rand Corporation done to awaken the wrath of Hydra? Iron Fist kicks his way toward the truth as another piece of the puzzle comes crashing into his life-a living legend long- thought dead! Don't miss the second action-packed issue of Marvel's hottest new kung fu series! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges Art by Steve Leialoha Cover by James Jean Part 1 of the 2-part 'Jack Frost,' featuring guest art by FABLES' Steve Leialoha. Retrieval vans are scouring the hills and valleys of Idaho and Montana, scooping up escaped Fables and taking them back to captivity in the Golden Boughs retirement village. So far Jack has eluded them, but how long can he hold out? The secret might lie in one of his past misadventures - when he was none other than Jack Frost. Don't miss this special 2-part story featuring Jack's encounters with the illustrious Snow Queen, beautifully illustrated by FABLES veteran inker and noted artist Steve Leialoha. Also featured: the left side of an exquisite diptych cover by three-time winner of the Eisner Award for best painter, James Jean.
Written by Scott Beatty Art by Rags Morales & Michael Bair Cover by Morales Endless Winter is upon Doctor Mid-Nite as the 2-part 'Skin Trade' concludes! Using super-hero and super-villain body parts, she has made herself virtually immortal - and infinitely more powerful!
Written by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross Art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross Cover by Ross The breathaking miniseries by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Alex Ross continues with plenty of surprises! Black Adam! The Marvel Family! And the Justice League's plan to storm their adversaries' stronghold!
Written by Brad Meltzer Art by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope Cover by Michael Turner Variant cover by Arthur Adams One of the hottest teams in comics - Brad Meltzer, Ed Benes and Sandra Hope - continues to heat things up in Part 5 of 'The Tornado's Path.' Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman join Green Lantern, Black Canary and Arsenal against the unstoppable force of a villain reborn. Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Michael Turner; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Arthur Adams, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details
Written by DAVID MACK Art & Cover by DAVID MACK This square-bound volume acts as a tie-in to the documentary on THE ALCHEMY OF ART: DAVID MACK DVD from, offered in the Video/DVD section of this month's Previews. REFLECTIONS #7 includes details and commentary on the never-before-seen stories, and handmade books and paintings, from the DVD. Also featuring step-by-step art techniques, and loads of art and extras you've never seen before. Ever wonder how David Mack does his artwork? How his pages and covers go from sketches and drawings to finished art? How he uses models, and figure drawings? It's all in here! 48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$5.99 OFFERED AGAIN: KABUKI #1-7 (including Alex Maleev, Adam Hughes, Mike Mignola & Jae Lee covers) & REFLECTIONS #5-6.
When Kilala awakens a sleeping prince named Rei, she magically gains the power of the princesses! But when her friend Erika is kidnapped, she and Rei must set off on a quest to rescue her! Filled with the most popular Disney princesses-Ariel, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White, Belle-TOKYOPOP's Kilala Princess is the much anticipated Manga Reader series! Key Selling Points: • Lead TOKYOPOP manga title: National consumer print advertising campaign and internet advertising targeting more than 2 million impressions • The ultimate marriage of manga and Disney-filled with the most popular princesses from the Disney movies, this is the 'girl' version of Kingdom Hearts • Cross-promoted with Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories manga. Preview to run in vol.1 released in October 2006. • Will be promoted online through with a manga preview and through TP's monthly consumer newsblast - generating over 400,000 impressions. • Cross-promotion with the Cinderella III DVD release and Disney's Princess magazine. Disney's Princess is a $3 billion franchise.
by Matz & Luc Jacamon Long Fire: Part Two-His target hasn't shown up, and the waiting is getting to him. He is stuck, reminiscing over past hits and the accumulated blood on his hands.
by Los Bros Hernandez The brothers that Time magazine called the next great storytelling innovators of this century are back with another captivating issue of Love & Rockets. In the last installment of Gilbert's 'Dumb Solitaire' (the Mark Hererra saga), Mark makes a last ditch attempt to resurrect his career as a hip motivational speaker by hoping to re-marry his 4th ex-wife, Fritz (the now has-been B-movie star). Will she say yes? Or will she prefer to stay in her second marriage to Scott the Hog? In the second to last chapter of 'Julio's Day,' Young Julio Juan lives out his gay dreams the way old Julio could never live out his own. On Jaime's side: Ray spends the day with the abominable Frogmouth and (along with you, dear reader) learns a few new things about her cockeyed life in 'Tampas Pero No Trampan' ? Guest starring Angel of Tarzana.
by Jamie S. Rich & Marc Ellerby Things aren't getting any easier for Tristan as his band, his new love, and the dastardly Marcus Lee all seem to be set on a course for disaster! Don't miss this rock romance that Comics Waiting Room called '...a comic that not only has a twinge of real heart to it, but also makes you feel like the coolest kid in the room for reading it.'
Written by Brian Azzarello Art by Danijel Zezelj Cover by Marcelo Frusin After all the blood spilled in issue #12, a new law man - or rather, law-woman - steps into a more prominent role in Blackwater. Meanwhile, Atticus begins his search for Boyd Johnson in his quest for money, fame and freedom.
Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by PASCAL ALIXE Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO At the end of the world is a man, NAMOR, King of Atlantis! But Atlantis is not under the sea in 1602. With both Doom and the Four from the Fantastick at his doorstep, what will King Namor do? 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.50
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH The Fist of Khonshu is back and badder than ever, courtesy of acclaimed novelist Charlie Huston (Caught Stealing, Six Bad Things) and red-hot, fan-favorite artist David Finch (NEW AVENGERS). Collects MOON KNIGHT #1-6. 152 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$19.99
The Eagle, Eisner, and Harvey Award nominated anthology returns this month with yet another issue packed with today's top creators and tomorrow's brightest talents. RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
Written by WARREN ELLIS Pencils and Cover by STUART IMMONEN 'NOT A CIVIL WAR TIE IN' Freedom or safety? Secrets or celebrity? Iron Man or Captain America? WE DON'T CARE! What care we for freedom OR safety when there are things that need to be kicked and exploded! Yes, 'explode' can now be used as a verb. DEAL WITH IT! 32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99
by Stephen L. Antczak Nightwold struggles with the moral implications of what he did while in wolf form. When he doesn't act quickly enough to prevent a violent attack on a businessman, Nightwold bears the weight of his own morals in this dark and intense tale from Visible Light Entertainment.
NINJA SCROLL #4 Written by Kelley Puckett Art by Jonboy Meyers Cover by Michael Chang Jubei finds a dying noblewoman lying in a field and promises to take her to a mountaintop temple. But as both ninja clans and samurai masters attempt to stop him, Jubei begins to suspect that all is not as it seems. On sale December 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Hub The Cycle of Water, Part One; Far from the fields of battle, Okko the ronin heads a small group of demon hunters, wandering the realms of the Pajan Empire. When a young fisherman's sister, Little Carp, is kidnapped by pirates, the man enlists the group's help in finding her. Every quest has its price, and this quest leads the four heroes much farther afield then they'd ever imagined.
Written by JEPH LOEB Pencils & Cover by ROB LIEFELD Variant Cover by Joe Madureira The battle for the fate of the Marvel Universe has begun! The Fantastic Four are joined by Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and the Avengers-all going head-to-head against the most dangerous creature ever created: Onslaught! All-out action as only Jeph Loeb and Rob Liefeld can deliver! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
War! Ninjas! Love! Political intrigue! It's all packed into Path of the Assassin. Drafted by classic samurai manga creators Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima of Lone Wolf and Cub fame, Path of the Assassin is the story of a young shogun on his way to unite Japan, and the trusty ninja assigned to protect him. Be it in crafty maneuverings of war, political push and pull, or bedroom adventures, young Hattori Hanzo will not be kept from his duties. Published in the popular pocket-sized manga format, Path of the Assassin packs historical fiction and fine art in yet another classic samurai series from Dark Horse. • Each volume comes shrink-wrapped and carries an 18+ content advisory.
by Tadashi Ikuta & Namoi Kimura At a time when the giant department stores and supermarkets dominated the Japanese retail industry, two businessmen, Toshifumi Suzuki and Hideo Shimizu, discovered a new type of small retail store flourishing in America - the Seven Eleven. Called a 'convenience store,' it was a concept new to the Japanese. Intrigued by this new idea and convinced that it would suceed in Japan as well, the two men put together a project team of fifteen members, all virtual novices to the retail trade, to bring this venture to their land. Staking his entire livelihood, young storeowner Kenji Yamamoto volunteers to convert his family-owned liquor store into the first Seven Eleven in Japan. The hardship of negotiations, the oil shock, the struggle to cope with inadequate space - all were met with resolve and innovation, culminating in what is now called the retail revolution! NOTE: Not available in the U.K. (May Purchase from U.K. Vendor) SC, 5x7, 200pgs, B&W
by Chuck D & Adam Wallenta The evil New World Order has manipulated a series of events that have lead to the arrest of Chuck D and Flavor Flav and the capture of a young boy named Vincent who wields a mysterious power that they plan on using against their enemies in their quest for wold domination. It is now up to Professor Griff and the S1W's to free the rest of Public Enemy! This issue features several guest appearances by rap artists R.A. ,the Rugged Man, and Paris. Plus this issue will contain a special coupon for a free limited edition CD featuring music by Public Enemy and their special guests.
Written by Andy Hartnell Art and cover by Nick Bradshaw & Jim Charalampidis Rokkin finally comes face to face with the evil Lord Vulmax, but is he prepared for the confrontation? And what is the ominous curse behind his powers? Meanwhile, Evy grows closer to Arnes.and a major surprise is revealed in this thrilling series conclusion
by Gotham Chopra James' assimilation into the ways of the Sadhu continue as his master leads him through various exercises that bend the very definition of reality. But when James joins his new brothers-in-arms as they raid British sympathizers, he encounters an old instinct that can't be surpressed.
The earliest adventures of fandom's favorite fin-head are collected for the first time in one volume as Savage Dragon defends Chicago from Overlord and the Vicious Circle! Considered by many to be the definitive Savage Dragon saga, this is the complete Overlord epic from start to finish, culminating in a battle that only end one way! Guest-starring WildC.A.T.s and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #1-3 and SAVAGE DRAGON #1-21
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!
by Shekar Kapur, Zeb Wells, Dean Ruben Hyrapiet, & Greg Horn Jessica Peterson is hounded by 68 individuals, all reincarnations of the 18th Century British soldiers that killed her serpentine brethren. In this stand-alone one-shot (and perfect jumping on point!) we see the saga of the Snake Woman through one of their eyes. Mr. Robinson is trapped in the domestic cage he's created for himself. But when strange dreams of the Indian jungle begin to manifest themselves as dark impulses in his daily life, Mr. Robinson discovers his dark past, and embraces his murderous future!
by Various 'Comings & Goings': The countdown to the milestone 175th issue kicks off in royal style. In recent battles, Sonic and the Freedom Fighters have suffered some devastating losses, but how can they possibly withstand much more? As the King lies at death's door, Sonic, Knuckles, and Tails go to the farthest reaches of the universe on a mission to save the day. Can anyone prepare them for the surprises they find there? Not to mention the new threat of diabolical tyrant Robotnik and the mysterious Shadow joining forces! Will evil rule the day, or will this new alliance simply pit Shadow and Eggman at each other's throats? 'Island of Misfit Badniks': In a story inspired as supplemental to the new Sonic Archives paperback reprint series, original series writer Mike Gallagher and artist Dave Manak finally explain what happened to all of Robotnik's old robots and Badniks and inadvertently re-awaken some of the deadliest villains from Sonic's early days, a mistake that may spell out Sonic's doom!
by David Moran, J.T. Krul, & Marcus To It's a fight to the finish, and the future of all humanity rests in the balance! As Miya struggles to accomplish the impossible, the balance of magic begins to sway towards inescapable chaos. To save our world, what ultimate price must be paid? And whose life will bear the cost? Find out as Soulfire: Chaos Reign reaches its groundbreaking finale!
SPAWN #163
story DAVID HINE art PHILIP TAN cover GREG CAPULLO 32 PAGES FC NOVEMBER 29 $2.95 'RECONSTRUCTION' The Final Conflict is over. So what happens after The End of the World? A pivotal issue in a must have story arc in the Spawn mythos, wrapping up 163 issues of continuity. Saying anymore would just give it away.
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER Pencils by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA & RICK MAYS Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA The series's Patrick Gadrow calls 'a breath of fresh air' continues! Gwen Stacy has a problem, and its name is Peter Parker. What's with all his sudden disappearances and lame excuses? Too bad the only person she can go to for help is harboring secret feelings for Peter... 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO & TAKESHI MIYAZAWA Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA There's a new girl at Midtown High. Her name's Gwen Stacy, and she has her sights set on Peter Parker! What's a lovesick Mary Jane to do? Plus: Mary Jane Watson wasn't always the girl she is today. How did she become the sort of person to push her problems away rather than face them? And how is it that Peter Parker, Spider-Man and Spidey's origin itself all play pivotal roles? See the birth of the greatest modern super hero like you've never seen it before! Collects SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #6-10. 120 PGS./All Ages ...$7.99
Fresh from the killing fields of Jabiim, where the Empire has virtually wiped out the populace of that world, Imperial Lieutenant Janek Sunber is sent to the quiet prison base on Kalist VI. But, unbeknownst to the Empire, the Rebels have designs on Kalist Base both for its desirable fuel supplies, and for the presence of a very important prisoner-one of their own who has already attracted the interest of Darth Vader. Sunber doesn't know it, but he's on a collision course with an old friend who is with the Rebels, and he finds himself wondering which of them is on the wrong side of the war. • Just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of Star Wars comes a story that reintroduces a character not mentioned since A New Hope! • Collecting issues #36-40 of Star Wars Empire, this graphic novel holds a surprise that is sure to delight every Star Wars fan! © 2006 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Clone Wars Adventures and Empire are © 2006 Lucasfilm Ltd.
by Miller, Ching, Atiyeh and Hoon Five generations after Luke Skywalker took up his father's lightsaber, the galaxy is once again imperiled and hope rests on the shoulders of a young man and his connection to the Force. In this issue, a legacy is revealed, denied, and endangered as Cade Skywalker's friends turn their backs on him, and he finds himself in league with those he thought were his enemies! Decisions must be made, and a hero's burden must be taken up or cast aside. The Jedi, the Sith, and the Empire all want something from Cade Skywalker, and all he wants is to be left alone. But in a galaxy on the brink of war there is no place to hide!
Written by Joe Kelly Art by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund Cover by Ken Lashley Look out! It's a deadly night on the town for Supergirl and her new boyfriend, Power Boy! Plus, who's monitoring Kara?
Written by Mark Waid Art by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray Cover by Kitson A longtime fan-favorite hero has escaped his centuries-long exile from the Phantom Zone and owes a tremendous debt to those who set him free. Too bad it's not the Legion!
Written by Mark Verheiden Art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver Lex Luthor enlists Batman to raid Superman's Fortress of Solitude in the hope of stopping the alien madness that has gripped all the outworlder heroes, but he must evade a Titan and get help from an unlikely Justice Leaguer! On sale November 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by J. Torres Art by Chynna Clugston Cover by Todd Nauck Featuring art by indie comics superstar Chynna Clugston (Blue Monday, Queen Bee)! Mad Mod returns to offer the Teen Titans fame and fortune. Will their new superstar status distract the Titans from finishing off MM once and for all?
Ever wondered what form your favorite TRANSFORMERS would take if they existed in different eras? Wonder no more, as IDW's new Evolutions line debuts with 'Hearts of Steel,' writer Chuck Dixon and artists Guido Guidi transplant the 'bots to the Industrial Revolution, where a charismatic hammer-man named John Henry discovers that a steam drill is really an alien robot named BUMBLEBEE. Before he can process this information, the pair are attacked by DECEPTICONS disguised as tanks, trains and walking engines. Is this all part of a larger scheme by STARSCREAM? And if so, will the other AUTOBOTS arrive in time to stop his nefarious plans?
Written by MIKE CAREY Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY 'GOD WAR' The fledgling F.F. have sought refuge on the slave world Pyx, pursued by Ronan the Public Accuser. And when it seems it can't get worse, Ben Grimm, The Thing, is taken over-mind and body-by the ultimate evil...Thanos of Acheron! And what of the young members of Seed Nineteen?
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND A battle beyond all expectations! It's the alien invaders-the Squadron Supreme-versus the combined might of The Ultimates, Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Fantastic Four and Ultimate Spidey...for the fate of the world! What more could you ask? 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray Art and cover by Daniel Acuña Miss America has returned - but why are there two of her? And which one will spell certain doom for the Freedom Fighters? Meanwhile, Phantom Lady and Black Condor are sent on a mission that could forever alter the future of the team.
by Carl Barks, John Lustig, Gorm Transgaard, Wanda Gattino, and Stefan Petrucha Follow Scrooge on Carl Barks' 'Oddball Odyssey': a Greek treasure quest that leads the Ducks into Magica De Spell's clutches! Next, John Lustig pits Donald and Scrooge against the terrible Beagle Boys in 'Filthy Rich!' And in Gorm Transgaard's 'Trailblazing Tale,' Scrooge battles a Klondike thug in a no-holds-barred sled race. The cold winds blow, and the dirty tricks fly fast and furious!
When the rabbit ronin Usagi Yojimbo agrees to escort a beautiful young woman to the next town, he unexpectedly involves himself in a situation that could have deadly consequences. Upon arriving at his destination, Usagi discovers the town may not be nearly as safe as it first appears. Should he let the woman go, or insist she remain with him because of the danger? If she stays with him, he may be exposing her to even greater peril, but can he really just leave her? It is a difficult decision, one made even more so by the fact that their relationship may be blossoming into something more than just business. Internationally acclaimed comics creator Stan Sakai presents our long-eared hero with one of his hardest challenges yet in 'Bridge of Tears,' this month in Usagi Yojimbo! • 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.
by James Robinson & Joe Jusko Arguably the greatest Vampirella story of her modern era is finally collected in softcover! Written by James Robinson (Starman), with fully painted art by Joe Jusko (Marvel Masterpieces), this epic tale of love and vengeance redefined Vampirella for a new generation. Her homeland is torn apart by civil war. Vampirella is forced to make an impossible choice: choose between her mother, Lilith, and the love of her life, Adam Van Helsing. One will live and one will die. This trade features the complete Blood Lust: Books I & II, plus the epilogue only previously available in the sold-out hardcover collection. Also includes a sketch gallery, making-of, and introduction by Robinson. Cover by Jusko.
Written by Mike Carey Art and cover by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend Variant cover by Eric Powell Featuring a stunning variant cover by The Goon's Eric Powell! After the frantic events of last issue, Red has returned to the base in bad shape - and Dane and Mother-One are M.I.A. In the company of Detective Ashe, Dane and Mother-One travel to Thea Mater, Ashe's home, and discover the origins of Vascar, the vampire who so badly wants the Blood Box - and why they must keep it from him at all costs! Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Whilce Portacio; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Eric Powell, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.
Penciled by DAVE WILKINS Cover by MARKO DJURJEVIC What if Legion killed Magneto and Xavier? With no leader to create any incarnation of X-Men to resist the onslaught of Apocalypse, the new world is a horrific finalized vision of Apocalypse's dream. On the dawn of the twenty-year anniversary of the murders of Magneto and Xavier, we follow a small group consisting of Earth's remaining heroes, led by Nate Summers as they stage a final offensive in an attempt to escape this twisted reality altogether. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by DAVID HINE Pencils & Cover by DAVID YARDIN In the best-selling and history-making limited series X-Men: Deadly Genesis, Professor X sent a secret team of young mutants to rescue the X-Men from the living island, Krakoa, before he sent the now-famous All-New, All-Different team. This secret second team was destroyed and this eventually led to the deadly corruption of its powerful leader, Vulcan. But what if this second team HAD survived? Today, Vulcan is a celebrity hero who leads a new team of X-Men. But when Krakoa is found drifting in space, it holds a terrible secret that threatens the fate of this new generation of mutants. 48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99
Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by LEE WEEKS Cover by STEVE EPTING In the midst of the harsh division of the Civil War, James Buchanan Barnes, Captain America's one-time partner Bucky, faces his first Christmas of the 21st century. And faces the truth of the terrible things he was forced to do as the Winter Soldier. And with Cap caught in a conflict he can neither take a side of - or understand - what moves can he make to try to redeem himself? And what do Hydra have planned for New York this Christmas? Featuring guest appearances by the Young Avengers and some of the original Invaders, this Special issue is an action-packed character study that defines the Winter Soldier's future place in the Marvel Universe. By Wizard Top Ten writer Ed Brubaker, with dynamic art by Lee Weeks (Civil War Frontline) and a cover by Cap fan-fave Steve Epting. 48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99
by Warren Ellis & Juan Jose Ryp Warren Ellis cuts loose to unleash his take on the genre fans demanded he assault with full color art from Juan Jose (Frank Miller's Robocop, Nightmare on Elm Street) Ryp! Wolfskin fuses heroic fantasy in the mode of Conan, the Viking sagas and samurai fiction into a single story of weird history and apocalyptic violence. In what will become the forests of Europe, a village is cut in half by two travelers from the East who came with hate in their hearts and knowledge of gunpowder in their hands. Now, the balance of power has been tipped by a solitary soldier from the North and the Wolfskin, lethal and unpredictable, will decide who lives and who dies. As well as the regular, Wraparound, and Vicious covers by series artist Juan Jose Ryp, this issue is also available as a Painted cover by newcomer Carlos Valenzuela.
Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by STEVE DILLON Cover by JOE QUESADA 50/50 Cover by MARK TEXEIRA 'SAVIOR', PART 4 OF 5 Logan has to move fast. Dum-Dum Dugan is hot on his trail, Black Widow is being less than cooperative, and Omega Red is only hours away from obtaining what both he and Logan are after: The carbonadium synthesizer. It's a breakneck race toward a sure-to-be bloody finish, with Jubilee's life in the balance! 32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99
X-MEN #194
Written by MIKE CAREY Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO 'PRIMARY INFECTION' Part 1 (of 3)! Having barely survived their first mission as a team, Rogue's squad immediately find themselves up against another new mysterious threat! What does the man called Pan want with the X-Men, and what is he willing to do to get it?! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by TREVOR HAIRSINE Cover by MARC SILVESTRI What happens when the skeletons in your closet finally break down the door and come looking for you? The X-Men are about to find out! In the wake of the tragic events of HOUSE OF M, the mutant community is in turmoil, and the X-Men are bearing the brunt of this New World Order. Amid the chaos, a new enemy awakens, one whose very existence will haunt the founding members of the X-Men like nothing has before. Who is this new threat? How is he tied to Professor X's darkest secret? Cyclops, Wolverine and the others must find out soon, before they and those closest to them go mad! X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS, by Wizard Top Ten creators Ed Brubaker and Trevor Hairsine, is a mysterious blend of horror and super-heroics, as well as a celebration of the 30th anniversary of GIANT SIZE X-MEN #1, that will have X-Men fans talking for years to come! Collects X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS
by Makoto Raiku Zatch and his friend Ponygon decide to sneak into school by hiding in Kiyo's bag, but a sudden bout with a common cold earns Zatch a quick trip to the nurse's office. Meanwhile, Kiyo is reunited with Apollo, his former opponent, but Apollo's mamodo partner Rops is nowhere to be seen. It seems that Apollo and Rops had a run-in with Zatch's mysterious and dangerous look-alike, and things took a turn for the worse! Rating: T (C: 0-0-0)
The huge LA refugee camp, home to the desperate survivors of the zombie outbreak, has been abandoned by their protectors in the armed forces. As wave after wave of flesh-hungry zombies pour into the camp, it's every man and woman for themself. This could be the end of them all, but a small, mismatched group is determined to make it out alive… if they don't kill each other first. *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive


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