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52 WEEK #18
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
AGENTS OF ATLAS #2 (of 6) Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by LEONARD KIRK Cover by TOMM COKER SHIELD digs deeper into the mystery of Jimmy Woo's golden age team to find out how one becomes a GORILLA MAN! What they find leads to the hidden location of the mind-clouding beauty VENUS. It's the greatest flying saucer ride of the year!. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
tHE ALL-NEW ATOM #3 Written by Gail Simone Art by John Byrne & Trevor Scott Cover by Ariel Olivetti Ivy Town seems to be getting stranger and stranger as the new Atom explores the fringes of his new home. But some mysteries don't like it when you bite into them - and they might start biting back! On sale September 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
AMERICAN SPLENDOR #1 Written by Harvey Pekar Art by Dean Haspiel, Ty Templeton, Hilary Barta, Greg Budgett and Gary Dumm Cover by Glenn Fabry Following the success of his critically praised, top-selling graphic novel THE QUITTER, Harvey Pekar returns to Vertigo with an all-new 4-issue AMERICAN SPLENDOR miniseries, celebrating 30 years of the series that first showed how, as Harvey says, 'ordinary life can be pretty complex stuff.' First appearing in 1976, AMERICAN SPLENDOR rose 'from the streets of Cleveland' to change the way comics readers and creators viewed the potential of their medium. The series won an American Book Award and became an Oscar-nominated film. In Vertigo's AMERICAN SPLENDOR, Harvey is joined by an all-star roster of artists from both indie and mainstream comics. The first issue features QUITTER artist Dean Haspiel illustrating 'The Day's Highlights,' while Ty Templeton (BIGG TIME, BATMAN ADVENTURES) portrays Harvey's account of his relationship with his parents after the events of THE QUITTER. Also in this issue, AMERICAN SPLENDOR veterans Greg Budgett and Gary Dumm depict Harvey's struggles with an acerbic flight attendant and Hilary Barta (TOMORROW STORIES) shows us what Harvey considers a 'delicacy.' Now, three decades after his self-published debut, Harvey Pekar proves that while his life has changed, his ability to find the exceptional in the everyday has only grown better with time. On sale September 6 • 1 of 4 • 32 pg, B&W, no ads, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Max Bardín the Superrealist is a suite of stories, musings, and gags that can be read individually or together as one overarching story. Heavily influenced by surrealists such as Luis Buñuel, and graphically by 'clear-line' cartoonists from Hergé to Chris Ware, Bardín the Superrealist begins when every-man Bardín finds himself suddenly transported to another dimension, where an 'Andalusian Dog' serves as his ill-tempered guide. In a series of vignettes, gags, illustrations, text pieces, and dream stories, ping-ponging back between the surrealist world and the 'real' world, Bardín examines, questions, and defends his own beliefs, convictions, and philosophies while tangling with the Dog and the Holy Trinity in a variety of guises. Bardín the Superrealist is a playful, hilarious, thought-provoking, and beautifully illustrated major work by one of the great European cartoonists.
BATMAN: FACE THE FACE TP Written by James Robinson Cover by Simone Bianchi Art by Leonard Kirk, Don Kramer, Patrick Gleason and others It's One Year Later…and who is the mysterious vigilante who's been murdering Gotham's highest-profile villains? Find out in this new collection featuring the 8-part 'Face the Face' saga from DETECTIVE COMICS #817-820 and BATMAN #651-654! Batman must uncover the murderer's identity - even as he finds himself in the unlikely role of protecting some of his oldest foes!
BATTLER BRITTON #3 Written by Garth Ennis Art by Colin Wilson Cover by Garry Leach The deep freeze separating British and American forces finally starts to thaw after a selfless act of heroism - but can they all come together as a single unit? Later, during a mission that encounters unexpected opposition, help comes from a most unexpected front. On sale September 6 • 3 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by David Hutchison In the staggering wreckage of Earth's future, the great King Hrothgar and his armies have known only victory after bloody victory. Now they have awakened the ancient evil of the Grendel and are powerless to defend themselves against the demon's wraith! Only with the aid of the young hero Beowulf and a cunning trap can they hope to kill Grendel and finally know peace.
BEYOND! #3 (of 6) Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE Pencils & Cover by SCOTT KOLINS Dr. Pym's Quinjet has been blown out of the sky by the rampaging Dragon Man. Now the only thing that stands between the devastated survivors of the crash and Dragon Man's wrath is a cyborg super soldier turned- pacifist who has been missing for a decade, Deathlok. Meanwhile, Kraven has a heart-to-heart with the recently deceased hero from issue 1! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
by Tite Kubo During a bloody confrontation with a sadistic Soul Reaper, Uryû chooses a path that will temporarily grant him enormous power, at great personal cost. Meanwhile, Ichigo races to master a powerful technique that will help him fight Rukia's brother and, hopefully, save her from execution. But time is running out! Rating: T (C: 0-0-0)
by Richard Moore When Nessie and Ralph crash the Illuminary's Ball, Paris isn't even mad. He's got a drugged, delirious, life-of-the-party on his hands, and he'll take all the help he can get. Meanwhile, Glump's Giant Killer Robot malfunctions just a tad.
Written by ZEB WELLS Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI Cover by JIM CHEUNG CIVIL WAR tie-in! In the cloud of Civil War the Runaways and Young Avengers find themselves at odds. Meanwhile, across the country, Iron Man puts a plan in motion that's designed to capture the last of Marvel's rogue heroes. Can the two young teams find common ground in time to save themselves? 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
by Jim Dougan & Danielle Corsetto Melanie's pushing 30 and is treading water in her career and love life. Her impulsive friend Amanda blows into town looking for love in all the wrong places - and finds it in the arms of a charming chap with a mysterious briefcase. Their romance sucks Melanie and her friend Violet into a whirlwind weekend of wannabe gangsters, bar brawls, Bon Jovi, jealous husbands, and jail time. The strain will test the girls' friendship - but will it give Melanie the kick she needs to get out of her rut? And just what's in that briefcase, anyway?
THE CREEPER #2 Written by Steve Niles Art and cover by Justiniano & Walden Wong The axeman cometh! A bizarre threat stalks the skyscrapers and back alleys of Gotham…and Batman faces it with the help of the Creeper! On sale September 6 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
THE CROSS BRONX #1 story by MICHAEL AVON OEMING & IVAN BRANDON art & cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING variant cover by ESAD RIBIC 32pg, FC September 6 $2.99 MIKE OEMING, co-creator of POWERS returns to full art duties in violent noir fashion with a twist of the paranormal as THE CROSS BRONX shows you NY at its highs and lows. When an assassin targets dozens of low-level gangbangers all over the city, Detective Ortiz must look to a comatose girl for the answers. A must read for any fan of POWERS. FEATURING A FULLY PAINTED VARIANT COVER BY MARVEL SUPERSTAR ESAD RIBIC!
by James Patrick & se7enhedd Paxton Livingston has just made a deal with Death, the circumstances of which he may not survive. As he and his family prepare for the inevitable, things aren't exactly going smoothly for Death either. A gunfight breaks out between him and the rest of the town.
DETECTIVE COMICS #823 Written by Paul Dini Art by Joe Benitez & Victor Llama Cover by Simone Bianchi Once she was the mistress of all growing things. Now the plant kingdom has rebelled and unleashed its deadly fury on Poison Ivy! While struggling to protect his enemy, Batman is drawn deeper into a forest of intrigue where he uncovers a horrifying secret from Ivy's past. Don't miss this thrilling tale of one of Batman's deadliest femmes fatale by writer Paul Dini and artists Joe Benitez (WRAITHBORN) & Victor Llama! For a signed edition, please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews. On sale September 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Andrew Foley & Fiona Staples The vampire story for people who hate vampire stories continues! Serial-killing book editor Shannon Wade and Andy, the world's worst vampire, attend a party thrown by infamous novelist Shelley DeMornay. A good time won 't be had by anyone. Except the readers - they'll love every bloody page!
story by J.R. RAND art & cover by JUAN E. FERREYRA created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO August 30 • 32 pg • FC • $3.50 'REVELATIONS 4:4'-In an attempt to calm the hysteria his presence is causing, Emissary - in the company of FBI Agent Tara Bright - begins to make worldwide appearances. But Tara gets more than she bargained for when Emissary's first visit to the Pope causes the Supreme Pontiff to have a heart attack! How can Tara prevent the world from blaming Emissary in this thrilling end of Act One?
THe EXTERMINATORS #9 Written by Simon Oliver Art by Tony Moore & Ande Parks Cover by Philip Bond Part 3 of the 4-part 'Insurgency.' The cockroaches take their guerilla war to a frightening new level, staging suicide attacks on the Los Angeles power grid. Is it six-legged heroism, or insect terrorism? As the resulting outages lead to mass panic, man turns against man, paving the way for a roach revolution. And Nils reveals a secret deep in Bug Bee Co.'s past that may shed light on the horror. On sale September 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Nicolas Robel The first narrative book in Drawn & Quarterly's bold new 'Petits Livres' imprint comes from Swiss comics great Nicolas Robel. Fallen Angel tells the story of a boy in search of truth and beauty in the world, and it is told in Robel's compelling graphic style. Robel's stories was first published in the Drawn & Quarterly anthology and he also had a major feature in the very first Drawn & Quarterly Showcase.
FANTASTIC FOUR: THE LIFE FANTASTIC TPB Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, KARL KESEL & DWAYNE MCDUFFIE Penciled by MIKE MCKONE, DREW JOHNSON, LEE WEEKS & CASEY JONES Cover by MIKE MCKONE FOUR FANTASTIC TALES OF THE FF! • When a doomsday weapon manufactured by Hydra turns up in the Nevada desert, there's only one man the authorities can ask to go in and defuse it: Bruce Banner! What does all of this have to do with the FF, you ask? Well, who do you think has to deal with the fallout when it all goes terribly wrong? • It's hard to believe Reed and Sue tied the knot 40 years ago... and it certainly doesn't seem that much time has passed to Reed and Sue themselves when a special evening out gives them a chance to look over their entire life together- past, present and future! • The Invisible Woman is dead! As Reed cradles his murdered wife, lost in grief, and Ben rampages after Sue's killer, Johnny defiantly decides to do whatever it takes- no matter the cost or consequence- to see his sister alive again. What he does will change the way the Fantastic Four look at him forever. • It's a day of celebration and reflection in Latveria, but deep within the confines of the Latverain Embassy to America, Victor Von Doom and Reed Richards engage in a subtle battle of wits, with all of Manhattan as the playing field. What are the stakes? And can Mister Fantastic triumph when all the moves have been made in advance? Collects FANTASTIC FOUR #533-535, FANTASTIC FOUR: THE WEDDING SPECIAL, FANTASTIC FOUR SPECIAL 2005 and FANTASTIC FOUR: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY. 152 PGS./Rated A ...$16.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1896-9
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #12 Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by TODD NAUCK Cover by MICHAEL WIERINGO Mysterio has transformed Midtown High into a haunted house! But for the students inside, as well as their teacher, Peter Parker -- a.k.a. Spider-Man -- the dangers are anything but a carnival illusion. Will Spider-Man have to team-up with his one-time archrival turned friend, turned archrival again, Flash Thompson, to rescue the students? And what happens when another famous villain from Spidey's past mysteriously reappears? 2 (of 5) 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
by Hiromu Arakawa Ed, Al and Winry return to Central Command, but only bad news greets the Fullmetal Alchemist and his friends. Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes has been murdered and Second Lieutenant Maria Ross is the prime suspect! While Maria awaits an uncertain fate in jail, the living suit of armor bearing the soul of serial killer 'Barry the Chopper' breaks free of the military and goes on a rampage. Rating: T
by Rich Stahnke The Drunken Monkey returns in an all-new mini series! Chip, accompanied by his toad buddy Al, is about to find himself in one of his most difficult battles as he uncovers unknown truths about everyone close to him and secrets from his own past. But before that, he must defeat the pouch wearing, big gun toting nemesis known as Deathblud!
How did the all-American girl next door become one of the most deadly, proficient special agents in the world? In the tradition of SNAKE-EYES: DECLASSIFIED, this issue will tell the untold origin of Scarlett!
by J.C. Tyler & Ralph Tedesco For more than 200 years the powerful stories of the Brothers Grimm have enchanted millions of readers around the world. Grimm Fairy Tales explores a much darker side of these classic stories. Adapted directly from the original works, stunning illustration and vivid storytelling bring these tales to life. This is a world where morality is tested and the results of one's actions have shocking consequences. Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Hansel & Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, and The Robber Bridegroom are collected in this volume. Cover by Al Rio.
by Keith Giffen, JM DeMatteis, & Joe Abraham A story of two funerals. Milo and Captain Valor attend a funeral, and Milo finds himself blamed for the death! It's no Bwah-ha-ha-ing matter, he's a wanted man! Meanwhile, Stephanie holds her own funeral - for Milo!
Edited by Graham Annable Lost yer slapstick? Can't find your guffaw? Look no further, Hickee has arrived to split your sides silly! Top cartoonists come together in this sophomoric humor anthology series born from doodle sessions in the coffee shops of San Francisco. Hickee offers up a solid serving of the funniest comics around. With a showcase of talent that includes Grickle creator Graham Annable along with Scott Campbell, Raz, Joe White, Nathan Stapley and others, Hickee will leave you in stitches. Drop that sad, sad, face and find out what you've been missing!
written by PAUL GRIST art & cover by PAUL GRIST He's the Eternal Warrior, a champion destined to wander through time and space for all eternity. Fighting. So what's he doing in the middle of a supermarket carpark in the center of Castletown? More fighting, really. And his fist opponent is John (Jack Staff) Smith! Also in this issue, find out the secret history of the Nazi Super Villain Kaptain Krieg!
by Dwight L. MacPherson & Mathieu Benoit Fearing an imminent breakdown, the Grim Reaper decides to take a Holiday. After an exhaustive search for a replacement, he finds only his cousin's nephew's son to collect the souls of those who are perishing. Enter the Jim Reaper! The only problem is that Jim is afraid of his own shadow, and his first week on the job may ultimately cause the destruction of his very own soul - or worse!
JONAH HEX #11 Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray Art by David Michael Beck Cover by Art Thibert David Michael Beck (Star Wars: Empire) lavishly illustrates the return of the mysterious El Diablo in the sequel to Jonah Hex #1! When Victor Romanoff's traveling sideshow freaks seek revenge, Jonah is saved from certain death by the supernatural being known as El Diablo! On sale September 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #25 Written by Adam Beechen Art by Rick Burchett Cover by Ty Templeton Blue Devil is at a crossroads in life. He tries to be a hero, but people fear him because of his appearance. Can Dr. Fate, Green Lantern and the rest of his teammates help him through this in time to prepare the team to face Doctor Destiny?! On sale September 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
You asked for them, and here they are... the pre-chapters and in-between-chapters of Don Rosa's Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck! Along with classic Rosa adventures like 'Hearts of the Yukon' and 'Vigilante of Pizen Bluff,' this volume includes the all-new, long-awaited Klondike epic 'Prisoner of White Agony Creek!' Vintage prequel 'Of Ducks and Dimes and Destinies' is here, too!
by Brian Wood & Ryan Kelly Brooklyn, New York. Home of the 400 sq. foot, two-bedroom apartment. Between their hectic work and school schedules, Megan and her roommate Gloria never see each other. This is what makes such cramped living conditions possible! But a sensitive word document left open on Gloria's laptop one day catches Megan's eye, and she's drawn into the strange and disturbing life of her invisible roommate.
by Brett Matthews, John Cassaday, Sergio Cariello, & Dean White The Lone Ranger #1, Year One - The Origin is a powerful tale of the Old West and begins the origins of the Lone Ranger in a way never before presented. Evoking shades of such powerful Westerns as Unforgiven, the tone of such powerful modern interpretations of the Old West as Deadwood, and written in the most reverential way, this is the must-read comic of 2006. Written by Brett (Firefly) Matthews and art directed by John (Astonishing X-Men) Cassaday - who also provides each 'dynamite' cover for the series. Lone Ranger #1 also features the interior veteran illustrator Sergio Cariello and colorist Dean (Punisher) White. Also available in a limited silver 'bullet' foil edition!
LOONEY TUNES #142 Written by Sholly Fisch, Robbie Busch, Frank Strom and Earl Kress Art by Pablo Zamboni, Walter Carzon, Leo Batic, Mike DeCarlo, Horacio Ottolini and Ruben Torreiro Cover by Scott Gross Bugs Bunny finds himself in the most intense soccer game of his life - for his life! Plus, Bugs and Daffy discover that land down under: Atlantis! On sale September 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
MANIFEST ETERNITY #4 Written by Scott Lobdell Art and cover by Dustin Nguyen The epic series that follows the war between a culture of science versus an empire of magic heats up! An assassination attempt on the human president is thwarted by a most unlikely, the horrifying origin of Earth's greatest fighter pilot! On sale September 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
1602: FANTASTICK FOUR #1 (of 5) Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by PASCAL ALIXE Cover by LENIL YU Doom returns! The Four from the Fantastik's greatest enemy has an insidious plan that takes them to the ends of the Earth! Peter David (FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN, X-FACTOR) takes the reins with superstar artist-to-be Pascal Alixe (Superman, The Legion) for the eagerly awaited spin-off from Neil Gaiman's 1602. What does Doom want? Why doesn't Invisible Woman want to fight him? And what does Shakespeare have to do with it? 32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/ Rated T+ ...$3.50
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #19 Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by MIKE NORTON Cover by CAMERON STEWART What's green and scaly and likes parading around New York City in big purple underpants? You guessed it...FIN FANG FOOM! Will Spidey figure out how to put the kibosh on the devilish dragon, or will he be...squished? 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99
MARVEL TEAM-UP #24 Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN Penciled by ANDY KUHN Cover by PHIL HESTER Freedom Ring: CONCLUSION! In this final chapter Freedom Ring comes face-to-face with Iron Maniac. Has he learned enough to face such a deadly foe or is his career about to meet an abrupt and messy end? All this and more as things ramp up for next month's issue 25 extravaganza! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
MYSTERY IN SPACE #1 Written by Jim Starlin Art by Shane Davis & Matt 'Batt' Banning and Starlin & Al Milgrom Cover by Davis Variant cover by Neal Adams Get on board with comics legend Jim Starlin (Cosmic Odyssey, Thanos, Silver Surfer) and rising superstar artist Shane Davis (Batman Annual #25) as the DCU launches an 8-issue foray into the most spectacular regions of the galaxy! Who is the new Captain Comet? What is his connection to his predecessor? And what fate has befallen the original Captain Comet during the cosmos-shattering events of 52? Plus, a 16-page backup feature written and illustrated by the classic art team of penciler Starlin and inker Al Milgrom reveals the secret behind The Weird's return to the DCU after a long absence. As these mysteries are answered, even more are exposed! Retailers: For a signed edition, please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews. This issue will be available with a variant cover. Please see the order
by Rod Espinosa Get ready for Rod Espinosa's incredible adaptation of this timeless classic. The Eisner-nominated creator of such critically acclaimed, sweeping epics as Neotopia and The Courageous Princess applies his visionary hand to this time-honored tale of an adventurous young girl who is swept into a strange magical fantasyland. Is it real or a dream? Journey down the rabbit hole in this amazing, lavishly illustrated, full-color rendition that is destined to become a new classic!
NEW AVENGERS VOL. 3: SECRETS & LIES TPB Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by DAVID FINCH, FRANK CHO & RICK MAYS Cover by DAVID FINCH The debut of the mysterious New Avenger everyone has been talking about all year! Who is Ronin and why has Captain America recruited him into the fold? Bet it has something to do with Hydra helping the Silver Samurai get out of the country after he broke out of prison. Just sayin'! And what is Ronin's true identity? Here's a hint: He's not Daredevil! Plus: Spider-Woman's dark secrets revealed! Captain America catches her double-dealing the Avengers and corners her! How did Spider-Woman get her powers back and to whom does she answer? It's all here! Collects NEW AVENGERS #11-15 and GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-WOMAN #1. 128 PGS./Rated A ...$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1706-7 These NEW AVENGERS TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE! NEW AVENGERS VOL. 1: BREAKOUT...$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1479-3) NEW AVENGERS VOL. 2: SENTRY...$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1672-9)
Written by C. B. CEBULSKI Penciled by TOMMY OHTSUKA Cover by TOMMY OHTSUKA The story they said would never be told! It's been a dark time since we last saw the Mangaverse. Most of the heroes have been driven underground - and now someone's killing them one by one! Join writer C.B. Cebulski (writer and consultant on the original Mangaverse comics) and artist Tommy Ohtsuka (from the super-popular manga and anime series Slayers and Rescue Angels) for nonstop action! Whether you're a fan of the original Mangaverse or just a fan of exciting comics, the New Mangaverse is the place to be! Collects NEW MANGAVERSE #1-5. 120 PGS./Rated T+ ...$7.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2001-7
THE NEXT #3 Written by Tad Williams Art and cover by Dietrich Smith & Walden Wong Superman is trapped in a time anomaly. Can even the Next - super-powered beings who can change the world in their wake - rescue the Man of Steel? Will Superman's power be enough against Sion, the killer sent from the Next's home dimension to kill them? On sale September 6 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
NIGHTWING #124 Written by Bruce Jones Art by Robert Teranishi & Wes Craig Cover by Jock Nightwing's out to clear his name once and for all, but he'll need help from an unexpected source to escape the wrath of a fire-throwing hit man and two vicious heads of the underworld! On sale September 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
story by JAY FAERBER art by JON BOSCO cover by KHARY RANDOLPH August 9 • 28 pg • FC • $3.50 Rusty's mission puts him at odds with the Blackthornes… and the police! Meanwhile, Race meets an important figure from Celeste's past.
OMAC #3 Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by Renato Guedes The rampant artificial intelligence known as Brother Eye thinks it's in control of the last OMAC, but the person inside the machine is fighting to take his life back! The only thing more dangerous than the power of an OMAC in Brother Eye's hands may be the power of an OMAC in the hands of an uncontrollable human! On sale September 6 • 3 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Eiichiro Oda Luffy narrowly escapes being executed by his old nemeses Lady Alvida and Buggy the Clown, but now he has the Navy hot on his trail. Leading the hunt is the relentless Captain Smoker, a man who has never let a pirate escape from his jurisdiction! Rating: T (C: 0-0-0)
OUTSIDERS #40 Written by Judd Winick Art by Matthew Clark & Art Thibert Cover by Daniel Acuña A fortieth issue full of shockers! Who's about to blow the Outsiders' deep cover? On sale September 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Brett Thompson & Freddie Williams III, Shawn McGuan, & Jeremy Colwell In a matter of 48 hours, Cameron Williams' life has been turned upside down and flipped inside out. The cybernetic-mercenary organization called 'The Cause' has captured Cameron's parents in an effort to draw him out for his capture; hoping to exploit him for his genetic make-up to create more 'EON Soldiers'. Will they succeed? What are Morrow's motivations for taking down 'The Cause'?
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 Michael Avon Oeming & Nigel Raynor In Red Sonja #14, we see more of young Sonja's journey and the 'present day' trials of Sonja, Sumarro, and Osin as they face the manifestations of the Borat-Na Fori, little realizing that the true evil behind the curtain is Kulan Gath. And he's growing stronger by the day! Can they contain his forces and preserve the Hyborian world? This issue features covers by JG (52) Jones, Mel Rubi, and Claudio Castellini in a 50% ratio!
Written by Chuck Dixon Art by Timothy Green II Covers by Jock Master of action Chuck Dixon (NIGHTWING, Punisher) puts the pedal to the metal as a new hero burns rubber down the mean streets of New York City! When someone is lost in Manhattan - and time is running out - there's only one person to call: Rush! Who is the man behind the wheel? How do the scars of his past guide his future? And what is his secret to rocketing through the world's most exciting city? In this action-packed first issue, Rush is called in to rescue a young diabetic girl who must be found...before death finds her first! And in issue #2, what is Rush desperately racing through - and under - the streets of New York City to find...and why is special guest Black Canary also on the hunt? Jump on board for an adrenaline rush of sonic screams, hot motorcycles and fishnet stockings!
written by ERIK LARSEN art & cover by ERIK LARSEN variant cover by J.G. JONES July 26 • 32 pg • FC • $2.99 It's SAVAGE DRAGON versus the over-the-top villains from MARK MILLAR's WANTED!
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
story by PAUL JENKINS art & cover by CHRIS MORENO August 9 • 32 pg • FC • $3.50 This month: you'll believe an inflatable sex doll can fly as Mister Excellent takes Eddie on a training run. We take a look at Doctor Scurrilous' impressive arsenal of robotic devices and answer the question, 'When can a jockstrap kill at five hundred yards?' We see Bling's rap career begin to blossom and we admire Justice Queen's bouncy rack and we get to party at stately Ektum Manor. RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
by George T. Singley & Thien Do, & Brett Weldele First amazing all-out Martial Arts issue! Kung Fu Master Qin embarks on a deadly journey to save the monks' sacred doctrine from the broken sects of the criminal Vaijian Confederacy. Jaina - a female monk from the confederacy - has other plans for Qin and his enlightened sect... mainly slaughter! Can Qin stop Jaing and her deadly monks before they steal the Tripitaka scriptures and destroy all that is? Qin's only savior may be in a far off land where the Bushido reigns
Creator: Shekhar Kapur Writer: Zeb Wells Cover: Mukesh Singh Interiors: Virgin Illustration Studios STUDENT…WAITRESS….MASS-MURDERER…JESSICA PETERSON IS THE SNAKE WOMAN. Hunted by the Snakewoman , the reincarnated soul of Captain Jonathan Harker remembers. He remembers the dark past of his previous lives and the many times he has been murdered by the Snakewoman. But this time it will be the serpent's latest incarnation, Jessica Peterson, who will be hunted. And it will be Jonathan Harker who will enjoy watching her squirm.
by Various 'Mobius: 25 Years Later Part 1': The most requested story ever is here with answers to the future the fans have demanded! Mobius is ruled with an iron fist by King Shadow and his chief enforcer, Knuckles. Can an old friend and kid locate the legendary Sonic, and if so, will he still be the same great hero all these years later?
SPIDER-GIRL PRESENTS FANTASTIC FIVE: IN SEARCH OF DOOM DIGEST Written by TOM DEFALCO Penciled by PAUL RYAN Cover by PAUL RYAN Meet the FF of the future and uncover their ominous past! The Torch, the Thing and the rest fight new versions of old foes in their effort to rebuild Marveldom's First Family! Guest-starring Spider-Girl and A-Next's Stinger! Collects FANTASTIC FIVE #1-5. 120 PGS./All Ages ...$7.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2132-3
SPIDER-MAN SPECIAL: BLACK AND BLUE AND READ ALL OVER Written by JIM KRUEGER Penciled by DREW JOHNSON Cover by JAY ANACLETO A special stand-alone story set in the recent past of the wall-crawler's career! Haunted by nightmares, plagued by a world that doesn't understand him, Spider-Man makes a fateful deal with Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson! 48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99
by Kushin, Martinez, & Abella Paige Hopkins knows nice girls aren't supposed to play with fire. So what the heck is a sixteen year-old to do with herself once she starts manifesting super-heated plasma powers? Comicdom's favorite new 'super-soap' continues to show 'normal' teens with extraordinary abilities. In this issue, the gang visits an art gallery where they're quick to discover that everyone (even a wannabe super-villain) is a critic!
TASK FORCE 1 #3 story JEFFERY STEVENSON art & cover CARLOS RODRIGUEZ & JOËL SÉGUIN created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO 32 pg, FC September 6 $3.50 An enemy ambush has decimated their ranks, and only one member of Task Force 1 managed to escape. Now, he must navigate past hundreds of soldiers gunning for him-not only to free his teammates, but to stop a madman from destroying millions of lives! RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
by Bob Budanisky IDW continues their look back at some of the most beloved Transformers comics from years past. This special monthly series continues to present classic hard-to-find stories from the past two decades of Transformers comics. Nick Roche once again presents a new cover recreation of the original cover art. This issue features the story 'Afterdeath!' originally presented in Marvel Comics' The Transformers #24!
by Simon Furman The action explodes on two fronts, as-on Cyberton-the Wreckers kick back (hard!) against Bludgeon's rogue cult, and-on Nebulos-Thunderwing shows exactly why, last time around, it took the combined firepower of two armies just to put him on 'pause.' As events spiral out of control and the body count rises, Megatron prepares to execute his distinctly terminal no-win scenario. This issue features a special wraparound and variant cover from artist Figueroa.
UNCANNY X-MEN #478 Written by ED BRUBAKER Pencils & Cover by BILLY TAN 'The Rise and Fall of the Shi'Ar Empire' Prof. X and his new team find themselves between a hunk of space junk and a hard-place, as they search the wreckage of Vulcan's path of destruction for the secret that will help them get to the Shi'Ar throneworld in time. But Marvel Girl's presence on the outskirts of Shi'Ar controlled space has not gone unnoticed, and a new enemy with deep ties to her is unleashed! From hot new X-team Ed Brubaker and Billy Tan. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
X-MEN: PHOENIX - WARSONG #1 (of 5) Written by GREG PAK Penciled by TYLER KIRKHAM Cover by MARC SILVERSTRI Part 1 (of 5)! The Phoenix is back! But where has it been reborn? Fire and pain await the X-Men. Can they handle what's to come?! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
X-MEN: THE END BOOK 3: MEN AND X-MEN TPB Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by SEAN CHEN Cover by GREG LAND The endgame of the last tale of Marvel's most popular mutants begins! They've suffered through sneak attacks, betrayals, and fatalities - now, Professor X and Magneto are taking the fight back to the enemy, amidst the stars! Collects X-MEN: THE END - MEN AND X-MEN #1-6. 144 PGS./Rated T+ ...$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1692-3 These X-MEN: THE END TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE! X-MEN: THE END BOOK 1: DREAMERS AND DEMONS...14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1690-7) X-MEN: THE END BOOK 2: HEROES AND MARTYRS...$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1691-5)
Y: THE LAST MAN #49 Written by Brian K. Vaughan Art by Pia Guerra & Jose Marzan Jr. Cover by Massimo Carnevale Co-creator Pia Guerra returns for Part 1 of 'Motherland,' as the fifth and final year of Y: The Last Man begins! Yorick Brown and Agent 355 prepare for their ultimate quest to reunite the last man with Beth, while Dr. Mann travels to China to finally find the person - or people - responsible for the global gendercide. On sale September 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Pell, Viacava, Bazan Things haven't been going well for the gang. The day started bad enough with a flat tire, but soon the four criminals find themselves trapped by a most unusual assortment of trailer-park residents. It's a strong bet Kuji and his friends won't take this sitting down! Who says zombies are the only threat?



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