Arriving Wednesday 10/11/06

52 WEEK #23
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid Breakdowns by Keith Giffen Art by various Backup features by Waid and various Covers by J.G. Jones The story of the year continues in four more chapters of America's only weekly super-hero adventure! WEEK 23: 'Look what these monsters did to your brother, Isis! They deserve a slow death! Plucked apart like the insects they are!' Plus, the Origin of Wildcat by Waid and Jerry Ordway.
Written by Neil Gaiman Art by Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, Chris Bachalo, Michael Zulli, Steve Parkhouse, Kelley Jones, Charles Vess and Colleen Doran Cover by Dave McKean THE SANDMAN, written by New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman, was the most acclaimed comic book title of the 1990s. A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, THE SANDMAN is also widely considered one of the most original and artistically ambitious series of the modern age. By the time it concluded in 1996, it had made significant contributions to the artistic maturity of comic books and become a pop culture phenomenon in its own right. Now, DC Comics is proud to present this comics classic in an all-new Absolute Edition format. The first of four beautifully designed slipcased volumes, THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1 collects issues #1-20 of THE SANDMAN and features completely new coloring, approved by the author on the first 18 issues, as well as a host of never-before-seen extra material including the complete original Sandman proposal, a gallery of character designs from Gaiman and the artists who originated the look of the Sandman, and the original script for the World Fantasy Award-winning THE SANDMAN #19, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' together with reproductions of the issue's original pencils by Charles Vess. Also included are a new introduction by DC President & Publisher Paul Levitz and an afterword by Gaiman. Advance-solicited; on sale November 1 • 612 pg, FC, $99.00 US • MATURE READERS
Written by KEITH GIFFEN Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO Nova's United Front is divided. Nova sets off on a desperate mission. Ronan heads to Hala to free the Kree race. And everyone else is just trying to survive! And what's Drax's secret agenda, anyway? 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
by David Hopkins & Tom Kuranski Antigone stands against King Creon for the right to bury her dead brother. This new version of the Oedipus trilogy is a goth fantasy. A dark, twisted, distorted perspective that is playfully obscure. From the creators of Karma Incorporated, with epilogue by Greek literature expert Aaron Nelson Thomas.
by Scott Cunningham & Stan Goldberg Get ready for another fashionable farce starring Archie Comics' favorite supermodel, Katy Keene! Entertainment reporter Margot Vhang pulls out all the stops hoping to catch Katy in a scandal she can exploit. From claiming Katy is hiding a lack of talent behind glossy production values and costume changes, to questioning Katy's commitment to music as she also shoots movies and modeling layouts, to accusing Katy of being a prima donna who mistreats her musicians, Margot leaves no slimy rock unturned. Plus, get a rare look 'Behind the Faculty Lounge Door.' The teens of Riverdale High become curious about what mysteries may lie behind it… but can the reality possibly live up to the images their imaginations conjure?
Written by MICHAEL AVON OEMING Pencils and Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN For thousands of years, Ares, the God of War, has been the most violent and ruthlessly efficient killer in Zeus's stable. The Nuclear Option to be sent in when you absolutely, positively, need to kill everything in sight. Now, Ares - who has invaded Olympus, attempted to take over Earth, stood at the walls of Troy, and fought toe to toe with and against Earth's greatest heroes - has turned his back on Olympus and centuries of brutal warfare to begin life anew on Earth with one goal: to raise his child. But what happens when Olympus, under siege and in danger of falling, calls on its most violent son to come to its rescue? And what happens if Ares refuses? Will Zeus destroy his son...and his save his city? This story brings together heroes new and old, uniting Hercules and the Greek Pantheon with the Marvel Universe. Ares is the God of War, so we promise this is like no heroic book Marvel has done before. Heads will fly and blood will flow between Ares and anyone who stands in the way of his son. Collects ARES #1-5. 120 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$13.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1991-4
by Ann M Martin & Raina Telgemeier Poor Stacey, she's moved to a new town, she's still coming to terms with her diabetes, she's facing baby-sitting problems, and her parents are no help. Luckily, Stacey has three new, true friends - Kristy, Claudia, and Mary Anne. Together they're the BSC, and they will deal with whatever's thrown their way - even if it's a rival baby-sitting club!
Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by Ariel Olivetti Concluding the 5-part 'Darker Than Death.' Nothing will prepare you for the twist in this tale of intrigue and kidnapping that could compromise even the Batman! On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Jai Nitz Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty Cover by Dave McCaig Clayface was once Bruce Wayne's closest friend. Now he wants to be forever free of his past and only live as a villain. The mad doctor Hugo Strange wants to help the Clayface side, but Batman wants to bring his human side back. Who will win the battle for Clayface's mind? On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
by Greg Pak & Nigel Raynor While fans wait for the Season to continue in the Fall, Dynamite Entertainment continues their ongoing comic book series featuring the cast and crew of the all-new Battlestar Galactica! Writer Greg (Hulk) Pak and artist Nigel Raynor are joined by cover artist Adriano (Witchblade, Red Sonja) Batista, 'Cammo' Camuncoli, as well as a cover by Nigel Raynor and a new photo cover! After the shocking events of issue #1 - all spinning out of the best-selling Battlestar Galactica #0 - issue #2 continues the story of the 'Returners' and the re-appearance of the 'old school' Cylon Warriors! The adventures continue in August! Don't miss out - and don't forget to ask your local retailer about special limited edition incentive covers! Dynamite plans to support this release with house ads, online ads through Newsarama, and prints ads in Comic Shop News!
Collecting all 6 issues of the critically acclaimed mini-series! When young Zaya Vahn returns to Jericho after missing for nearly 3 years, the small town's deadly secrets come bubbling to the surface. Caught in the middle of the chaos is internet blogger Daniel Webster, who has traveled to do a story on the mysterious lights that appear every year over the hills of Jericho.
The start of a new story arc, as 'The Sparrow Net' begins! Hyakurin, disturbed by her recent encounter with Giichi, takes a break to drink and cry on a stranger's shoulder. Döa and Isaku have two surprise reunions. One will reinforce deep-seated beliefs and long-term goals. The other will have them fighting for their lives in the streets of Edo! Deep in an underground cell, Manji is imprisoned and tortured-all in the name of 'modern Japanese medicine.' Hiroaki Samura's hilarious 'Biography' text piece continues, with exclusive pinups, and this issue features another color back cover by Stan Shaw that will link up with other covers to form an exciting, extended image! • 2006 Eagle Award winner for Favourite Manga Title. • Winner of Japan's prestigious Media Arts Award and America's own Will Eisner Award. • FIFTEEN volumes of this modern classic available in the Dark Horse backlist!
'QUEEN OF HEARTS,' Part One Bomb Queen is back! The super-popular series returns, wilder and sexier than ever! Bomb Queen falls for a mysterious man who finally satisfies her sex-crazed lust. But Bomb Queen must get her head out the clouds and her legs back together, because naturally, all is not what it seems!
Written by ED BRUBAKER Art by STEVE EPTING, MIKE PERKINS & MICHAEL LARK Cover by STEVE EPTING The questions plaguing Captain America's dreams and memories have been answered in the most brutal way possible. And in the wake of this brutality, General Lukin makes his first all-out assault - tearing open old wounds and threatening to make new scars that will never heal! Collects CAPTAIN AMERICA #8-9 and #11-14. 136 PGS./Rated T+ ...$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1921-3 CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER VOL. 1 TPB STILL AVAILABLE! $16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1920-5)
CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #6 Written by Man of Action, Robbie Busch and Tom Warburton Art by Dario Brizuela, Chris Cook, Mike DeCarlo and others Cover by Matt Jenkins & DeCarlo So hot, it's cool! Ben Tennyson is heating up the snowy slopes as only Inferno can! Plus, the Kids Next Door discover just how sinister math can be! On sale October 11 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
by Chip Zdarsky CIVIL WAR FINALE! It all ends here! With the South on the run, can the North finally claim victory? There's only one way to find out! Check out this issue of Monster Cops, which collects all of their previous appearances, including a run-in with Vampirella! It's fun for all ages!
CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #7 & #8 (of 10) Written by PAUL JENKINS Penciled by RAMON BACHS & STEVE LIEBER Cover by JOHN WATSON In 'Embedded': Hot on the trail of a revelation that could explode the rift between the pro-registration and anti-registration heroes and forever change the nature of the Registration Act, the Daily Bugle's Ben Urich and Sally Floyd have the story. Can they bring the power to the people? In 'The Accused': His powers are gone, he's been held culpable for the worst super-human disaster in history, and every super-villain in prison is looking to take a piece of Speedball. Will he make it out alive, and with hundreds of deaths on his conscious, does he want to? Also featuring true tales of war time in Civil War 'Correspondence!' 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Cyberforce #6 (W) Ron Marz (P) Pat Lee (I) Sal Regla (C) Dream Engine (Cov) Pat Lee WHO WILL DIE?! The first story arc roars to its climax as the reunited Cyberforce battles a god-like alien race intent on destroying the Earth! At least one member of the team won't survive the battle. Who will it be? Ripclaw? Velocity? Impact? Heatwave? And will the sacrifice of one be enough to save the lives of the others? Find out who lives and who dies as the acclaimed team of Ron Marz and Pat Lee conclude the first unforgettable storyline of the all-new Cyberforce. FC, 32pgs $2.99 continuing series
by Kurt Busiek, James Fry, with Roger Stern Dynamite presents the crossover no one thought they would ever see: Ash and Darkman as we present Army of Darkness/Darkman #1! AOD/Darkman is a new bi-monthly AOD mini-series featuring the creative team of the legendary Kurt (Superman) Busiek with Roger Stern, and artist James Fry! Joining this all-star creative team is DC Exclusive artist George (Infinite Crisis) Pérez and AOD favorite Nick Bradshaw, Who supply the covers for this awesome debut issue #1. Heck, we'll even throw in a cool photo cover! It all begins in August, and wait until you see how these two get together... and what they're going to do in this special mini-series event! Don't miss out - and don't forget to ask your local retailer about special limited edition incentive covers! Dynamite plans to support this release with house ads, online ads through Newsarama, and prints ads in Comic Shop News! Look for the issue #12 of the regular Army of Darkness series next month!
DEAD AT 17 VOL 2 #1
by Josh Howard Who are the undying and what do they want? What secrets lay buried beneath the abandoned estate of Abraham Pitch? What part will young and reckless Asia Black play in the upcoming conflicts between good and evil? The dead are rising, evil is spreading, and the citizens of Darlington Hills are about to face their greatest trial yet. With a brand new cast and a new direction, this is the perfect jumping on point for new readers!
DESOLATION JONES VOLUME 1 TP Written by Warren Ellis Art and cover by J.H. Williams III Collecting the first six issues of the Eisner-nominated series by Warren Ellis & J.H. Williams III! Michael Jones was a British spy who'd seen better days - but things took a turn for the worse once he fell into the Desolation Project's hands. Now he's the preeminent detective for an elite clientele - the underground community of ex-spooks in gritty L.A. Advance-solicited; on sale October 11 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Siddharth Kotian Torn from the Devi ritual before it is complete, Maya must use her untrained powers in order to defend herself against the Apsara assassin, Kratha. Meanwhile, inspector Rahul Singh uncovers the secrets of Sitapur, makes the acquaintaince of true evil, and comes face-to-face with the woman who will change his life forever.
by Jennie Breeden In issue four of The Devil's Panties, a sugar-dosed Jen takes on her first Dragon*Con. Nothing says 'fun' like drunken debauchery, people in cat make-up, half-naked girls, and the kind of parties you don't remember the next morning. It's a convention like no other, and Jen always seems to be in the middle of the action! And if that's not enough, our feminist-in-love experiences her first Thanksgiving with the boy-toy's family. Join Jen and the girls as they take on Black Friday, commando style!
DMZ #12
Written by Brian Wood Art and cover by Wood In this special stand-alone issue, Brian Wood supplies both script and art and gives readers an in-depth look at life, culture and the unique neighborhoods within the DMZ. Think of it as a tourist guide to one of the most dangerous destinations on Earth - Manhattan, New York City…the DMZ. On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
DORK #11
by Evan Dorkin Presented in the much-maligned and unfashionable 'pamphlet' format, Dork #11 features over 200 fun strips and single-panel gags within its panel-drenched, ink-soaked pages. Some humorous in effect, others, well, we're not so sure. But who cares? Containing more diverting bathroom reading bang for your buck than any other comic, Dork #11 is the funnybook bargain of the year! Unless, of course, it isn't.
It's Christie's second year at the Lakeside Anime Convention and the drama picks up right where it left off. With her new partner-in-crime, a.k.a. artiste extraordinaire Bethany, she is promoting her latest comic. Matt is also back, but to Christie's shock, he now has a girlfriend! Key Selling Points: • Lead 2006 TOKYOPOP title with national consumer print and internet advertising targeting teen girl sites-4,000,000+ impressions • Consistent seller that has cracked the Top 100 in BookScan sales • From the creator of the hit CosmoGIRL! comic 'The Adventures of CG' • Nominated for the American Library Association's permanent list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens • Created by the Ignatz Award-nominated creator of two popular webcomics, and has been featured in Nickelodeon alongside Mike Mignola and interviewed in several publications • In-store author appearances in select markets and trade show support • Svetlana drew the biggest fan crowd at TOKYOPOP's New York Comic Con booth • 'You can't avoid falling under its charm.' - • '4 out of 5 stars...accessible, attractive, and wickedly funny.' - Anime Jump • '4.5 out of 5 Oranges...One of the best new manga.' - Beckett Anime Blurbs: • One of the 'Best Comics of 2005' 'A classic love triangle unfolds at an anime convention in this sprightly debut that explores convention culture and the romantic confusion of youth.' - Publisher's Weekly • '...dynamic the whole way through thanks to vivid artwork, top-notch facial expressions and an excellent use of tones. You can't avoid falling under its charm.' - • ''s a little gem...(the) author has clearly mastered the now international visual language of manga...Using every visual manga convention to its fullest, this ripping little tale is strong and expressive enough to reveal real emotional depth. - Publisher's Weekly (10/31/05) • '4 out of 5 stars...It's a comic that's sly and indulgent to anime fans, but still accessible, attractive, and wickedly funny.' - • 'Svetlana Chmakova's romantic comedy/drama captures the wackiness of an anime convention perfectly and makes a good love story, to boot.' - Honolulu Star-Bulletin • '4.5 out of 5 Oranges...For anyone who brought someone outside of your hobby to any type of convention, Dramacon is for you...I can't wait to read what happens next. One of the best new manga I've read in a long time.' - Beckett Anime
EMISSARY #5 story CHRISTOPHER E. LONG art & cover JUAN E. FERREYRA created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO 32 pg, FC September 27 $3.50 'REVELATIONS 2:1' A new story arc begins here! Emissary spans the globe in an effort to gain deeper insight into humanity, both its achievements and its atrocities. Meanwhile, a secret think-tank in the U.S. Capitol convenes to devise a strategy to bring him down…by any means possible!
by Steve Emond The first-ever 'Choose Your Own Emo' issue finds the reader chosing Emo Boy's path through time and space! When Emo Boy meets a mad scientist, his emo powers are finally put to use in the creation of a time machine. This Emo Boy sci-fi issue can be read and re-read with its tangents, multiple storylines and many endings!
Wizard Top Ten writer, Eisner Award winner, and all-around nice guy Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man; Ex Machina; Runaways) once again sets our acclaimed creative team on The Escapists! In the comic-within-a-comic, Jason Alexander (Damn Nation, The Secret) brings Max and Case's gritty new vision of the Escapist to life as samurai-wielding female warriors take Luna Moth hostage. Silence may be golden, but why do these beautiful assassins have their mouths sewn shut?! And what isn't Luna Moth telling her would-be rescuer? Back in the real world, artist Steve Rolston (Queen & Country, One Bad Day) depicts the growing irritability between Max, Case, and Denny as our heroes go up against the worst villain of all time-a high-powered corporate lawyer! • Brian K. Vaughan was a multiple Eisner Award winner for 2005, and has been nominated for five Eisner Awards in 2006! • Inspired by The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Pulitzer-winning author Michael Chabon!
Written by Bill Willingham Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha and Paul Guinan Cover by James Jean Hansel has been selected by The Adversary to be his personal envoy to Fabletown. There's just one problem: Hansel is not a nice man. But someone has to free Baba Yaga and the captured Wooden Soldiers from the Woodland before the Empire's invasion of the mundy world can begin - and Hansel's just the Fable for the job! On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Stuart Moore Cover by Brian Stelfreeze Art by Jamal Igle, Steve Sadowski & Keith Champagne Continuing 'In My Father's House,' the biggest Firestorm storyline ever! Professor Stein and the 'other' Firestorm uncover information about the mystery villain that rocks Firehawk to her core! Meanwhile, an emotionally drained Jason Rusch pursues the enigmatic Gehenna to a fateful confrontation. It's all been building to this! On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
GEN 13 #1
Written by Gail Simone Art and cover by Talent Caldwell & Matt 'Batt' Banning Variant covers by J. Scott Campbell A new generation of adventure begins as superstar writer Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Villains United) and artists Talent Caldwell & Matt 'Batt' Banning (Wildcats: Nemesis) join forces to reimagine the classic WildStorm teen team! The life of a teenager can be a strange enough experience, but when super-powers are added to the mix things get a whole lot more confusing in a hurry! Meet Caitlin, Sarah, Roxy, Bobby, and Eddie - outcast teenagers from different parts of the country who quickly learn they all have something in common: abilities far beyond those of their classmates! But what's the secret to these wonderful and scary powers, and what role do the nefarious Tabula Rasa and International Operations play? Retailers: This issue will feature 3 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Talent Caldwell & Matt 'Batt' Banning; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by J. Scott Campbell, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered; one copy of Variant Edition B, with a pencil version of the cover by J. Scott Campbell, may be ordered for every 50 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
The machinations of Cobra Commander continue, as the G.I. Joe team falls under siege to their… replacements?! A bloody battle explodes in an unexpected location, and not everyone walks out in one piece… Amidst all this - The return of Snake-Eyes: the commando! Plus: an angry Baroness makes her first move…
Written by Judd Winick Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens Still on the island recovering from his wounds, Green Arrow and company are attacked by some of the world's most deadly mercenaries! Will this destroy Ollie's plans to return to - and save -Star City? And if not, who will remain by his side? On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Dave Gibbons Art and cover by Gibbons & Michael Bair A special issue written and pencilled by Dave Gibbons! Guy Gardner is helped by an unlikely savior in his battle against the bounty hunter Bolphunga. Meanwhile, in deep space, Lanterns pursue Thanagar's attackers and Mogo gives comfort. But all is not as it seems... On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by J.C. Tyler & Ralph Tedesco Gwen is a beautiful professional thief who always makes it look way too easy. When she decides to go for the biggest score of her life, she finds she may have finally bitten off more than she can chew! Greeted by an intriguing stranger with an exceptional power, Gwen is shown into the world of Grimm Fairy Tales… Goldilocks loves the finer things in life and she is willing to do whatever it takes to get them. Whether it be using her sex appeal or straight manipulation, she is extremely good at what she does. But when the 'gold-digging' Goldilocks eyes up the treasures of a mysterious nobleman, she's in for a rude awakening as our greedy heroine gets nothing out of this con but a terrifying surprise! Cover by Al Rio.
INFINITE CRISIS COMPANION TP Written by Bill Willingham, Dave Gibbons, Greg Rucka and Gail Simone Art by Justiniano, Ivan Reis, Jesus Saiz, Dale Eaglesham and others Cover by Various A new volume presenting the tales that led into and out of INFINITE CRISIS! Collecting DAY OF VENGEANCE: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1, RANN-THANAGAR WAR: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1, THE OMAC PROJECT: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1, and VILLAINS UNITED: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1. Advance-solicited; on sale October 11 •168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
INVINCIBLE VOL 7: THREE'S COMPANY story by ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover by RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE SC, 7x10, 144pgs, FC September 6 $14.99 On a trip to Africa Mark finds himself torn between two lives; his normal life with his girlfriend Amber and his superhero life with good friend Atom Eve. Decisions, decisions... Also in this volume: Angstrom Levy makes his move and the truth about ROBOT is revealed! Collects INVINCIBLE #31-35
Written by Howard Chaykin Art and cover by Kilian Plunkett & Tom Nguyen Still deep under cover- and violating a United Nations sanction - the JLA infiltrates enemy lines and comes face-to-face with their meta-humans! On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Hot on the heels of the success of TOKYOPOP's first Kingdom Hearts manga, the four-volume best-selling series, the new manga series Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories takes readers through the story from the PS2 game. Sora, Donald and Goofy, realize their magic and skills have been completely stripped away-and now Sora must travel on his own! Key Selling Points: • Lead TOKYOPOP title: National consumer print advertising campaign and internet advertising targeting core fan and video game sites-more than 2 million impressions • Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is the next game after KH for PS2, was a bestselling videogame for the Game Boy Advance. • TOKYOPOP's first 4-volume Kingdom Hearts manga series is a BookScan bestseller with more than a quarter million copies in print • Recommended Price: $9.99
by Jamie S. Rich & Marc Ellerby Tristan knows there are issues with his band 'Like a Dog' that should have his attention, but they don't. Ever since he kissed Isobel, his mind has been zeroed in on one thing - seeing her again! Lucky for him, Isobel *might* just be thinking the same thing. Unlucky for him, she's already engaged to Marcus Lee, a record exec with his sights set on 'Like a Dog'!

Written by A.J. Lieberman Art and cover by Al Barrionuevo & Bit The truths that Martian Manhunter has lived his life by are being destroyed! As he discovers the truth behind the lies, everything about his life will change - and when the humans responsible for the deceit try to reclaim their secrets from the Martian Manhunter, they will discover a fury the world has never seen before. On sale October 11 • 3 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by ZEB WELLS Pencils and Cover by KANO Hey, what's blue-eyed, rocky orange and in love all over? BEN GRIMM, a.k.a. THE THING! Ol' Benjy's fallen for a girl, and the only thing that could break the spell is...THE ABSORBING MAN!?!? 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99
by Ben Catmull Creator Ben Catmull (Paper Theatre) creates a fantastical comic world where all manner of creatures great and small co-exist with humans like a force of nature. In this first issue, a young boy witnesses a series of giant monsters bringing forth a great rain. Later, a crotchety old professor has the limits of his patience and personal safety tested on board a train in 'Monster Express.' Then, in 'Civilization Studies Illustrated,' a provincial town deals with a host of insect and bird creatures as well as nightly 'bear floods.' Rendered in lovely two colors!
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE Pencils and Cover by PACO MEDINA It's the end of Chris Yost and Craig Kyle's first year on New X-Men! Saying it's been a tough year is an understatement! But it's not over yet. The students at Xavier's still have Nimrod to deal with. And before this issue is over, another New X-Men will fall! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Tad Williams Art and cover by Dietrich Smith & Walden Wong The fist of the Iron Ring, the otherdimensional enforcer known as Sion, threatens the new superhero team The Next - and if they're threatened, Monikka's life hangs in the balance! Only Superman is strong enough to go mano a mano with Sion - but is even his power enough? On sale October 4 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Mike Bullock & Gabriel Rearte New Writer! New Cover Artist! New Direction! When poachers come ashore in Bangalla to harvest the organs of jungle cats, they soon discover they're the ones being hunted. However, these are more than just ordinary poachers and just what do they want with these organs? And who is the mysterious man in the bar? Plus an added bonus! A new on-going column on Phantom history and lore by Phantom scholar Ed Rhoades.
RICK SPEARS writer of the indie hit Teenagers From Mars and hot international artist VASILIS LOLOS rock this riotous, teenage, romp through young love, car jacking and gang violence. In this first issue Patch arrives in Coney Island only to get his eye sliced out by Trish, the wicked bad leader of the girl gang The Cherries. Across town, Sal, a pizza-selling bookie, meets a nasty end delivered by a monstrous shadow with a shotgun. All the fun begins here in the first super-rad issue of THE PIRATES OF CONEY ISLAND!
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by MICHAEL AVON OEMING Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING 'SECRET IDENTITY' POWERS' MOST EXPLOSIVE YEAR CONTINUES! What Walker and Pilgrim first thought to be a tragic double powers suicide reveals itself to be the first victims in their first-ever super-hero serial-killer case. As brutal and unflinching a look at the genre as has ever been shown before from the Eisner Award-winning team of POWERS! From the writer of NEW AVENGERS! Part 2 (of 6)
PS238 #18
by Aaron Williams Tyler, a.k.a. 'Moon Shadow,' tries to warn ps238 about Charles Brigman, a teleporting menace to life, limb, and not getting dropped in a nearby lake. Meanwhile, a young girl named Satori reveals that she can not only speak with the dead, but there's at least one ghost camped out on Excelsior School's front lawn! And Prospero sure seems excited about something, but what? Pick up ps238 #18 for more tales from the only public school for metaprodigy children!
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by MICHAEL GAYDOS & OLIVIER COIPEL Cover by MIKE MAYHEW Fans of Jessica Jones have waited two years for two things: the return of award-winning artist Michael Gaydos to the pages of the book he was born to draw, and the birth of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage's baby. And guess what? They're both here! Plus: wedding of Luke and Jessica! Guest-starring the Fantastic Four, Carol Danvers and the New Avengers. Collects PULSE #11-14 and NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #1. 144 PGS./Rated T+ ...$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1951-5
Written by GARTH ENNIS Penciled by GORAN PARLOV Cover by TIM BRADSTREET 'Man of Stone,' Part 3 The mountains of Afghanistan. It's here that General Nikolai Alexandrovich Zakharov got his nickname: 'Man of Stone.' While bullets bounced off the rocks at his feet and hardened men scrambled for cover, Zakharov stood his ground. And what he did next -- what he did next has haunted the dreams of the mujahideen ever since. What he did next showed them the depths of his resolve. That was years ago. Now, General Zakharov has returned to these scorched plains with one thing in mind: Revenge on the man with whom he played chicken on the grandest scale. That man is Frank Castle -- a.k.a. the Punisher -- and he, too knows a thing about resolve. 32 PGS./Explicit Content ...$2.99 THERE IS A STRICT NO OVERPRINT POLICY ON ALL MAX TITLES PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS AND PLACE THEM BY THE FOC.

Agent Tolik Kalinichenko convinces Elena - a Russian Mafia leader's daughter - to seduce an old flame that may be connected to a secret combat system called 'Bespredel' (Russian for 'without limits'). Elena risks her life for her country, Mother Russia, the world, but most of all, for Tolik. In a race against the clock, Tolik must destroy Bespredel's Red Warriors in time to save Elena, who has been discovered as an informant. But when war has no limits, where can love hide?
by Joe Casey & Charlie Adlard What would you do if you discovered you were turning to stone? What would that extraordinary circumstance do to your life? Writer Joe Casey (Wildcats Version 3.0) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Charlie Adlard (Walking Dead) answer these questions and more in this long-awaited, gut-wrenching original graphic novel drama. Thomas Dare was an ordinary man with ordinary problems, until fate stepped in to turn his life upside-down. Make no mistake, this is no superhero origin story. Rock Bottom is an epic of human proportions!
Written by Andy Hartnell Art and cover by Nick Bradshaw & Jim Charalampidis The long, dark journey to Demortia continues as Arness tries to secure the weapon that could be his salvation. But will he achieve his goal, or will the agents of Vulmax get to it first? Alliances are forged and broken in this double-crossing, ogre-decapitating, can't-miss issue! On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
story ERIC A. ANDERSON & MANNY TREMBLEY art & cover MANNY TREMBLEY 24 PAGES BW OCTOBER 11 $2.99 'BLOOD THIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER' With only a name to go on, Sam has arrived at the lair of the dirty scoundrel who killed his girl, Jasmine. All that stands between Sam and his sweet revenge are a dozen Joes, Master Fuyu's elite goon squad, and a date with the cold, hard truth behind Jasmine's death!
With the British forces poised to deliver a death blow to their Martian foe, the implacable aliens reveal they've been playing a long game all their own and now the Earth itself is forfeit. For photographer Charlotte Hemming, she's no longer recording history but becoming part of it, as she joins in a last, desperate stand on the Moon! Don't miss the thrilling final issue of Scarlet Traces: The Great Game! • Picking up where the acclaimed hardcover left off, this fantastic new miniseries features the writing of Ian Edginton and the stunning art of D'Israeli! • 'Bold and shattering, writer Ian Edginton and artist D'Israeli's Traces is a well-crafted complement to its literary antecedents.' - Entertainment Weekly
VIZ Media's monthly manga magazine, Shojo Beat, offers vast quantities of serialized shojo manga appearing in the United States for the first time. In addition to tons of beautiful artwork and compelling storylines from well-known manga creators, Shojo Beat offers quality editorial on Japanese trends, art, news, fashion, and culture, plus interviews, how-tos, and more! Shojo Beat is a hip, fun, informative read that will appeal to newbies and manga fans alike. Rating: T+
written by TODD McFARLANE & OTHERS art by TODD McFARLANE, MARC SILVESTRI & GREG CAPULLO cover by TODD McFARLANE OUT OF PRINT FOR YEARS! Witness the power of pure Spawn with this essential collection! It all started in 1992. Todd McFarlane's smash hit SPAWN. What? Don't have those early issues? Oh, yeah…they've been out of print for years! Well, here they are in a brand new collection - bigger and badder than ever!!! This collection includes SPAWN # 13-33 and features the pulse-pounding art and stories of the master himself, TODD McFARLANE! This collection also includes MARC SILVESTRI's SPAWN issue and GREG CAPULLO's first issues. Collects SPAWN #13-33
Written by PETER DAVID, REGINALD HUDLIN & J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Penciled by PAT LEE, MIKE WIERINGO & MIKE DEODATO Cover by MIKE WIERINGO This deluxe hardcover collects the startling super story that turned the wall-crawler's world upside down, uniting the creative talents behind all three Spider-Man titles! Haunted by unsettling dreams. Disturbed by a growing sense of dread. Convinced that people are out to get him. Spidey faces his biggest threat yet - a foe so insidious that he can't hope to handle it alone. With friends like Reed Richards, Stephen Strange and Hank Pym, he won't have to. But can even the world's greatest minds change the course of fate? And if they could, would they dare? Having finally accepted his fate, Peter Parker decides to put the red and blue tights in the closet and spend some quality time with Aunt May and MJ. But Morlun's got other plans - and this time, there's no Ezekiel to help the web-slinger. Sit down for this one, True Believer - you've never seen a fight quite like this, as Peter faces the one foe he's never defeated! Beaten to the edge of death, hovering in a place short of heaven or hell, Spidey is about to embark on a journey unlike anything he's ever experienced. If he's going to have any hope to thwart Morlun's obscene mission, then he's got two choices: Evolve or die...! Collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #525-528, FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #1-4 & MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #19-22. 288 PGS./Marvel T+ ...$24.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1765-2
STAN LEE MEETS DR. STRANGE Written by STAN LEE & BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by ALAN DAVIS & MARK BAGLEY Cover by ALAN DAVIS The second of a series of stand-alone specials celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Stan Lee's employment at Marvel! First, Stan and artist Olivier Coipel present a meeting between 'The Man' and his web-slinging creation! Then, Joss Whedon and Michael Gaydos take you to an interdimensional cross-time comic book convention! And finally, a representation of the classic Stan-scripted AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #87, in which Spidey reveals his true identity to his closest friends! 48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99
Luke Skywalker confronts the legacy of the Jedi father he never knew in an epic story involving Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and the fate of an entire planet! When Luke and Leia travel to Jabiim recruiting allies for the fledgling Rebellion, they unwittingly set into motion events that will ignite one man's betrayal of his people, pit rebel hero against rebel hero, and attract the attention of the Empire's deadliest enforcer-Darth Vader! • This action-packed tale sheds new light on Anakin Skywalker's actions at the Battle of Jabiim during the Clone Wars.
A galaxy-shaking secret is revealed in the heat of battle! Old friendships will be strained to the breaking point, unlikely new alliances will be formed, and the relentless forces of evil will pursue their dark ends with even greater vigor and purpose. In a universe on the brink of either destruction or salvation, it is the actions of an unexpected few that will determine the fates of all. The previously uncharted future of Star Wars takes a surprising turn in this latest issue of Legacy-be there! • The start of a brand new ongoing series, with all new characters, this is an excellent place for new readers to start. • '[Legacy] offers Star Wars fans a brave new galaxy, blending the interplanetary intrigue and adventure on an epic scale as iconic heroes and villains are cast in new roles and caught in surprising new situations. This one has everything fans love about Star Wars, yet nothing is predictable.' - Dialogue
by Dean Clarrain & Chris Allan This issue's 'White Horses' picks up where Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #23 left off, and follows April to Alaska on her journey of self-discovery, as she tries to make sense of and come to terms with the odd origin of her 'birth.' Story and art by the fan-favorite team behind Archie Comics' 1990s' series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures!
Written by David Lapham and Brian Azzarello Art by Eric Battle & Prentis Rollins and Cliff Chiang Cover by Mike Mignola; Variant cover by Neal Adams David Lapham (Stray Bullets, Batman: City of Crime) and Eric Battle (Batman) follow the weird and horrific exploits of the reborn instrument of God's wrath in a new 8-issue miniseries! As the personality of recently murdered Detective Crispus Allen recedes into the shadows, the strange entity known as the Spectre spans both interstellar cosmos and the crime-ridden back alleys of Gotham on his eerie quest to brutally punish those who choose to do wrong. Plus, here begins the 6-part backup feature in which strange forces threaten to tear asunder the very fabric of the DCU's past, present, and future! Dr. Thirteen rounds up the unusual suspects - Anthro, I…Vampire, Genius Jones, Primate Patrol, Gentleman Ghost, Captain Fear, Freedom Beast, Tracie 13 and others - for an adventure by the team of Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, BATMAN) and Cliff Chiang (DETECTIVE COMICS, HUMAN TARGET)! Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Mike Mignola; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Neal Adams, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale October 11 • 1 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Pencils & Cover by TOM GRUMMETT A super hero community torn by civil war! A super-villain army united under the control of one very dangerous man! A game of cosmic proportions whose very escalation will both save and damn the planet Earth! And finally, a betrayal that will tear the Thunderbolts... and quite possibly, the entire universe...apart! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Written by Alan Moore, Michael Moorcock and others Art by Chris Sprouse, Jerry Ordway, Ben Oliver and others Cover by Sprouse & Jose Villarrubia Alan Moore and Chris Sprouse return for one grand, final story in which Tom Strong and family are on hand for the apocalypse. All this and more awaits in this wondrous final installment of the Tom Strong saga collecting issues #31-36 of the classic series!
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils and Cover by GREG LAND The Fantastic Four's leader, Reed Richards, has accidentally punched a hole into an adjacent universe in a desperate bid to gain the knowledge he needs to cure his friend Ben Grimm-The Thing. But something has come through the aperture from a realm known as the Supremeverse: The Squadron Supreme! They are angry and here to arrest young Reed for high crimes against their world. You must not miss the crossover of the decade! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN & SEAN MCKEEVER Pencils by BEN OLIVER Cover by MICHAEL TURNER 'CABLE' Part 1 (of 4) If one man is capable of disrupting the carefully controlled world of Charles Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters, it's this one: Ultimate Cable! He comes from a tragic future to wreak havoc on mutantkind today. And his sinister secrets will shock the X-Men to their very core. It's a huge event in Ultimate X-Men history. Get in on the ground floor. You've been warned. Plus: delve into the secret life of the X-Men's rivals, Emma Frost's Academy of Tomorrow, in a special bonus story! 48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99
UMBRA #3 (of 3) 52pg, B&W September 6 $5.99 Story MURPHY art & cover MIKE HAWTHORNE Our heroine ventures to an island off the coast of Greenland that contains not only the truth behind the mysterious skeleton but much, much more. Hot on her trail is an assassin trying to cover up the Cold War secret at the heart of this mystery. And hot on his trail is our heroine's new girlfriend!
Written by ED BRUBAKER Pencils and Cover by BILLY TAN 'THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SHI'AR EMPIRE' The X-Men find themselves deep within Shi'Ar space and even deeper trouble. The Shi'Ar have sent their secret weapon after an unaware Marvel Girl. Meanwhile, Professor X has his hands full with a band of rogue soldiers that have their sights on him. And they are out for blood! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
THE UNTOUCHABLES TP story JOE PRUETT art by JOHN KISSEE cover GALEN SHOWMAN SC, 160pgs, B&W September 13 $16.99 Twenty years after the fall of Capone and the rise to fame of Ness comes a new group of Treasury agents code-named Untouchables. Prohibition now includes not only liquor, but tobacco and firearms. Gun fights, car chases, gangsters, nightclubs and sexy dames galore can be found throughout this hard-boiled, alternate take on the days of the mob and the officers who hunted them. Collects UNTOUCHABLES #1-4 & THE CRIMEWAVE one shot
by Michael Allred & Various This is the ultimate look into comic book creator Mike Allred's scrapbooks, sketchbooks, and secret files! Allred provides commentary throughout this visual bonanza revealing all the big breaks, influences, inspirations, turning points, friendships, collaborations, toys, merchandise, breakthroughs, setbacks and successes, all to show how a career is made and sustained. Each of the book's 64 pages is jam-packed with visual milestones. Allred shares techniques and tools he uses, as well as how he works with his wife and colorist Laura Allred in a tour of their homes and studios. It's unlikely that any publication has ever provided this amount of detail and insight into the career of an artist.
by Craig A. Taillefer Indie rock band Wahoo Morris is ready to hit the road to rock 'n roll fame and glory, but the band's enigmatic new lead singer's dabbling in the occult threatens more than their carefully laid plans for success. A story of sex, beer, rock 'n roll, and a touch of magic. Collects issues #1-3, and Volume 2 #1.
Written by MARK MILLAR Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR. & KAARE ANDREWS Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. Collecting the entire best-selling, blockbuster storyline in one deluxe hardcover! The world's deadliest living weapon just fell into the wrong hands. It's Wolverine vs. the Marvel Universe as Logan shreds his way through the X-Men, Fantastic Four, S.H.I.E.L.D., and more! How did Wolverine end up fighting to destroy everything he holds dear? Plus: Wolverine may be back in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody, but at what cost? As the X-Men mourn their fallen teammate in a funeral befitting a hero, Hydra celebrates the coronation of a new leader. And the reign of terror continues, as the Hand picks off the meta-humans, one by one. Will Wolverine be deprogrammed in time to stop the carnage? Collects WOLVERINE #20-32. 352 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$34.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2206-0 Trim size: oversized
Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by STEVE DILLON Cover by JOE QUESADA 'Savior', Part 2 of 5 During the Cold War, Logan-along with Team X-performed several secret missions inside Russia, one of which was the sabotage of Russia's fledgling 'Super Soldier' program and the destruction of the program's result--in particular, the psychotic cyborg known as Omega Red. Logan's memory of this mission has only recently returned to him...but Omega Red has thought of
Written by Gail Simone, Christos Gage and others Art by Neil Googe, Doug Mahnke and others Cover by Arthur Adams The WorldStorm has been unleashed, and this special edition will help fans get up to speed! This 32-page one-shot special includes two all-original, six-page stories that preview the soon-to-be-released StormWatch: Post-Human Division by Christos Gage and Doug Mahnke, and Tranquility, by Gail Simone and Neil Googe! Also included in this book is a series of pinups accompanied by a host of valuable biographical information on WorldStorm teams and characters: The Authority, Wildcats, Gen13, Deathblow, THE Midnighter and Wetworks. This is a book no WildStorm fan will want to miss! On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Cosby, Nelson, & Scott Things on the island turn from bad to worse. As different members of the team start to die, the surviving members get more desperate. Amidst the horrific creatures that inhabit the island, the team discovers a bizarre relic. How is it a key to the mystery surrounding the island? It's a pulse-pounding journey that Wizard Magazine describes as 'a creepy mix of King Kong and Alien, courtesy of screenwriter and TV show producer Andrew Cosby.



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