Arriving Wednesday 10/25/06

52 WEEK #25
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 25: 'That's - the Black Marvel Family?' Plus, the Origin of Nightwing by Waid and George Pérez!
by Rick Veitch Rick Veitch's unforgettable 8-part Epic Magazine series is finally one mind-bending full-color graphic novel! Abducted from Earth by space whalers, Cetologist John Isaac endures physical and spiritual mutation by order of the ship's cruel master, Rotwang. Pressed into the mad captain's hunt for Abraxas, Isaac finds his own destiny in the belly of this monstrous red-horned whale.
For information on this issue, please see the August issue of Previews! On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, MICHAEL HOSKIN, SEAN MCQUAID, STUART VANDAL, MARK O'ENGLISH, ANTHONY FLAMINI, CHAD ANDERSON, ERIC J. MOREELS, MIKE FICHERA, RONALD BYRD, AL SJOERDSMA, RICH GREEN & MADISON CARTER Cover by KEU CHA Featuring Shi'ar Death Squad, S.H.I.E.L.D., Silhouette, Silver Dagger, Sin, Siryn, Six-Pack, Sons of the Serpent, Spaceknights, Spot, Squadron Sinister, Stacy X, two Star-Lords, Steel Serpent, Steel Spider and more! 64 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99
AMERICAN VIRGIN: HEAD TP Written by Steven T. Seagle Art by Becky Cloonan and Jim Rugg Cover by Frank Quitely Collecting the first four issues of the Vertigo monthly series in a 112-page trade paperback with a Steven T. Seagle interview and sketch material from Becky Cloonan! Adam Chamberlain is a 20-year-old youth minister, a best-selling author, and most important, the head of a rabid national virginity movement. But practicing virgin or not, Adam is about to lose it when his girlfriend is killed. Advance-solicited; on sale October 25 • 112 pg, FC, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS
It's All Hallow's Eve, and what better group to spend it with than Angel and his associates? In this Halloween-themed annual featuring four special stories, everyone wears a mask of one kind or another… including Angel Puppet, out on a 'Mystery Date,' courtesy of Jeff Mariotte and Stephen Mooney, Illyria in 'Unacceptable Losses,' by Scott Tipton and David Messina, Cordelia in 'Foreshadowing' by Christopher Golden and Steph Stamb, and Lenny in 'Pencils and Paperclips, by James Patrick and Sean Murphy. The entire package is masked in a special painted 'Angel Puppet' cover by artist Jeremy Geddes (Doomed), with an available variant puppet cover from Zach Howard, too. *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
By McCann, Trainor and Lloyd Bart loses control with his new Krusty Clone at Home Kit; Maggie battles Mr. Burns for a mysterious and cursed artifact; and Ralph gets mistaken for a prized pig at the Springfield county fair. The fun starts this Fall!
BATTLE POPE VOL. 2: MAYHEM TP story ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover MATTHEW ROBERTS, TONY MOORE & VAL STAPLES SC, 7x10, 120pgs, FC September 27 $12.99 Picking up right where volume one left off, this collection paves the way for all future Battle Pope stories. Featuring the downfall of HellCorp and Pope's rise to local celebrity status, plus as many fights, guns, jokes, chicks and violence as you can fit in a 120-page trade paperback. This one has it all. Now presented in FULL COLOR! Collects BATTLE POPE #5-8 RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA Cover by GARY FRANK 'World Tour' Part 3 King T'Challa and Queen Ororo continue a diplomatic tour that will have them spanning the globe -- and beyond! They've been to Latveria and the Moon. Next stop: Atlantis, for a meeting with Namor, the Sub-Mariner. Will T'Challa's Illuminati comrade receive the Royal Couple with open arms? Oh man, is that a stupid question or what? Imperius Rex! Let the fisticuffs commence! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN Penciled by SCOT EATON Cover by FRANK CHO The wedding of the century! Every King needs a Queen - and that's exactly what the Black Panther is searching for! The King of Wakanda embarks on an epic quest to find a wife - the outcome of which will send reverberations throughout the whole Marvel Universe. You don't want to miss out on history in the making, as T'Challa puts his cards on the table. His heart - and a seat on the Wakandan throne - is Storm's, if she'll just accept his hand in marriage. Question is, does she want it? With a Super Hero Civil War ready to explode in the United States and snakes in his own court preparing to make their moves, the road to the altar could not be more complicated. Collects BLACK PANTHER #14-18. 136 PGS./ Rated T+ ...$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2107-2
by Richard Moore Now that Beelzebub has been dealt a blow, it's the turn of the IRS to make Paris' life hell. But then, a certain beauteous Roxanna miraculously appears looking to solve all monetary problems. Paris resists as best he can, even putting on a monsters boxing contest to raise money but the lures and the pressures... how strong can he stay?
BOYS #4 (MR)
Written by Garth Ennis Art and cover by Darick Robertson They're young, they're beautiful, they're the number one teen super-team: they're Teenage Kix, and they're right in The Boys' gunsights. Hughie gets his first look at our heroes doing what they do best - and isn't too keen on some of the things he sees. On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by MIKE PERKINS Cover by STEVE EPTING CIVIL WAR Tie-In! The Civil War continues to rage through Cap's life, tearing apart every life it touches! In Part 2 of the 3-part 'DRUMS OF WAR' arc, we find out how the Red Skull is taking advantage of the split in the hero community to lay plans for his greatest revenge, and the Winter Soldier comes face to face with Cap once again, but which side will he choose? By Top Ten Writer Ed Brubaker and Mike Perkins. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Sean Carolan, Jen Moore, Frank Strom and Robbie Busch Art by by Phil Moy, Chris Cook, Gary Fields, Mike DeCarlo and Scott McRae Cover by Robert Pope & DeCarlo Yumi wants new amps, but she's going to have to work for them! Also, the Powerpuff Girls face a cereal crisis! On sale October 25 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
by Linda Medley Chapter three of 'Interiors' wraps up with a flashback to young Jain paying a visit to her charming older sisters at the King's court. Upon returning home, she finds an equally charming visitor of her own waiting for her. Chapter four opens back at the present-day Castle, as unexpected guests arrive. Medley's sharp pen and even sharper storytelling create a delightfully adventurous universe!
by George Gladir, Stan Goldberg & Bob Smith Cindy and her Obason blends the classic Cinderella fairy-tale concept with modern Japanese pop culture. Cindy is a spirited ten-year-old who has inexplicably been assigned a Japanese fairy godmother, for in today's global economy FGM Inc. can assign its fairy godmothers anywhere.
by Michael Avon Oeming, Matt Fraction, Robert Kirkman, Ty Templeton, Marc Guggenheim, Leinil Francis Yu, David Aja, Phil Hester, Scott Kollins & Ty Templeton From Marvel Comics. With Civil War encompassing the entire Marvel Universe, the effects of the war are being felt by every hero, villain, and civilian. Civil War: Choosing Sides One-Shot features five stories that shine a spotlight on the wildcards and impact players whose part in the Civil War has yet to be told, including Daredevil/Iron Fist, U.S. Agent, the Irredeemable Ant Man, Venom and even...Howard the Duck!?
by Rick Remender & Carlos Rafael Thought dead, left behind by Galactica and stranded on a planet overrun by Cylons, Starbuck and Boomer must make a harrowing journey into the heart of a Cylon stronghold in hopes of stealing a ship large enough to carry themselves and the planets remaining human population. From up and coming writer Rick Remender and artist Carlos Rafael, along with series cover artist Dave Dorman, with special cover artist Talent Caldwell, joined by inker extraordinaire Batt and colorist Dean (Punisher) White. Ships with two covers in an equal ratio. Also available in a 'Classic Cylon Foil Cover' edition!
It begins here! The first half of an adaptation of master of horror Clive Barker's epic journey into the fantastic, The Great and Secret Show. Adapted by Chris Ryall (Shaun of the Dead) and artist Gabriel Rodriguez (Land of the Dead), this first collection presents the beginning of a battle between good and evil that will span many decades and different dimensions. Featuring a special introduction from Clive himself!
written by KEITH GIFFEN & SHANNON DENTON art & cover by JEAN-JACQUES DZIALOWSKI War is Hell, but what lies beneath the blood-soaked battlefield of an isolated French village caught between two opposing forces is much worse than either side has ever imaged. Confusion sets in amidst the carnage and both sides are forced into a reluctant partnership to survive the night.
Out of the burning desert and into the biting forest, Conan travels at the advice of a nomadic tribe with the knowledge of how to use his hard-won treasures to unlock the way to a much grander prize. Yet within the wooded darkness hides a grave and bloody threat. Into the stinking bowels of the earth Conan and his party will be driven, where guardians who were once men protect an ancient and powerful secret. • Wizard Book of the Month-March 2005
Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by MICHAEL LARK Cover by LEE BERMEJO THE DEVIL TAKES A RIDE races into the second of five parts, as Daredevil finds himself in Paris, on the hunt for some very dangerous men... But they just might be hunting him, as well! Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark continue their scintillating team-up! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by MICHAEL LARK Cover by DAVID FINCH The critically acclaimed, award-winning new creative team of Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark make their explosive debut in a storyline that Daredevil fans will not be able to put down! For the past few years, Matt Murdock's life has been teetering on the edge of destruction. Now, pushed beyond the limit, Matt finds himself behind the eight ball with no clear way out, the people he calls friends slowly deserting him, and Hell's Kitchen gradually slipping out of control. The question is, when his back is against the wall, just how far will Daredevil go to get back what is his? Spinning out of the stunning finale of Bendis and Maleev's ground-breaking run, Brubaker and Lark pick up the billy club and run as hard and as fast as they can to leave their own mark on one of comics' most enduring legends. Longtime DD fans will not be disappointed! Collects DAREDEVIL #82-87. 144 PGS./Rated T+ ...$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1988-4
Written by Brian Azzarello Art and cover by Carlos D'Anda Variant covers by Stephen Platt From critically acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Superman) and red-hot artist Carlos D'Anda (Outsiders) comes the story of one man's journey of self-discovery - and all the people he must kill along the way! In a world marred by brutal warfare, unjustified nation-building and corporate greed, soldiers like Michael Cray - code name: Deathblow - run the risk of becoming lethal puppets. The real question is, who's pulling the strings? Following a deadly mission, Cray is assumed dead by his superiors - until it's discovered he's being held in a Middle Eastern prison. A daring commando raid rescues Cray, and the government will use any means to determine where his loyalties lie. This puts Deathblow on a dangerous road, unsure of who his real enemies are and of who he can trust - including himself! Retailers: This issue will feature 3 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Carlos D'Anda; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by Stephen Platt, 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 Stephen Platt, may be ordered for every 50 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Steven Barr & Tielman Cheaney In this prologue to the horrific and comedic story of Henry Hill's encounters with outlaws, demons, angels, and religious fanatics in the Old West, a gang of bandits murder an old prospector who has discovered the mother lode. When they blast their way inside, they discover more gold than they could spend in a hundred lifetimes, and a pool of magical water that makes the gold irrelevant. Meanwhile, the traveling salesman and inventor Henry Hill is plagued by nightmares of demons and monsters. He finds his way to the rough frontier town of Dry Gulch, where he quickly learns that snake oil salesmen aren't well-regarded around these parts.
Written by TONY BEDARD Pencils and Cover by PAUL PELLETIER 'SUPERGUARDIANS' Part 1 (of 2)! The Exiles find themselves in a world...without a world! The earth in this universe has been completely destroyed! And the creature responsible...the Silver Surfer! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
R.A. Salvatore's bestselling Legend of Drizzt series continues! An Unholy force has descended upon Icewind Dale - Drizzt's adopted home. Spurned by those he seeks to protect, Drizzt begins training a protégé - Wulfgar! But before the young barbarian can help Drizzt stand against a massive army of orcs, goblins, and giants, he must face his own destiny…
Written by Darren Aronofsky Adapted by Kent Williams Art and cover by Williams This fall, Darren Aronofsky - the acclaimed director behind such critically acclaimed films as Pi and Requiem for a Dream - releases The Fountain, his most ambitious movie yet. Now, in time for the film's greatly anticipated debut, is the softcover edition of last year's sought-after THE FOUNTAIN graphic novel, which earned artist Kent Williams (Blood: A Tale, Havok/Wolverine: Meltdown) an Eisner Award nomination for Best Painter. An odyssey about one man's thousand-year struggle to save the woman he loves, The Fountain follows Thomas as he feverishly travels through three distinct eras: as a 16th century conquistador battling a fierce Mayan army, as a present-day scientist searching for a cure for his wife's mortal disease and as a future explorer seeking to uncover the secrets of a dying star. The Fountain graphic novel is a sister-project to the film, which is released by Warner Bros. Pictures and Regency Enterprises and stars Tony-Award-winner Hugh Jackman (The Boy from Oz, X-Men) and Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener, The Mummy). Using the same story as its seed but stretched instead upon the limitless canvas of the comics medium, the graphic novel provides an insider's accompaniment to the movie, providing perhaps the ultimate 'director's cut.' On sale October 4 • 8.625' x 11.625' • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Serena Valentino & Vincent Batignole Moon Raven comes up with a wickedly hilarious plot to win back Vermilion's love. Meanwhile Lex and Sebastian are falling in love, but they are conflicted because of Chrys and Damion's feelings.
BOOK THIRTEEN: JAILED IN REALITY Z The cosmic superhero epic of our time returns for Year Two! COMMANDER ADAM ARCHER and the mysterious NEVER are flung headlong into the psychedelic landscape of a surreal new reality. What they find there will shock and surprise new and old readers alike! Don't miss this unforgettable turning point in the life of humanity's emissary to the stars! GØDLAND IS BACK FOR THE ATTACK!
by Larry Hama & Ron Wagner The experience of ill-prepared soldiers, moving personal accounts, and the personalities of the key protagonists (including the brave and determined General Grant) are brought together in this engrossing account of survival.
by Larry Hama & Ron Wagner The battle of Antietam was the first major Civil War engagement on Northern soil, and saw stiff Union resistance halt General Lee's bold advance. This book visualizes the key tactical decisions and remarkable acts of courage displayed by privates, nurses and colonels alike.
by Steve White & Gary Erskine This is a thrilling tale of espionage, daring, luck and extreme heroism, shown by men such as Lt. Commanders Maxwell Leslie and Wade McClusky, leaders of the first successful attacks on the Japanese Fleet.
The Eisner-nominated series collected at last! In the second HAWAIIAN DICK collection, it's gangsters, guns and ghosts as Byrd is caught between warring gangs in a beautiful Hawaiian bay turned red with blood. Hailed by everyone from Entertainment Weekly to Publisher's Weekly, it's also being developed for film by New Line Cinema!
Written by Walter Simonson Art by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose Cover by Howard Chaykin Featuring guest art by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose (52)! Hawkgirl revisits the Rann/Thanagar war- where she last saw Hawkman - when a renegade soldier brings the war back to her on Earth! On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by JUSTIN GRAY Pencils and Cover by WILLIAM TUCCI CIVIL WAR Tie-In! FOUND! The HFH have tracked down CAPTAIN AMERICA and LUKE CAGE in a S.H.I.E.L.D. safe house, only to be betrayed by one of their own! MISTY KNIGHT, BLACK CAT and the rest of the gang are forced to rethink their position in the CIVIL WAR. Meanwhile, in response to the Registration Act, super-villains have found a way to gain an edge...reinventing themselves on the genetic level with transplanted Skrull organs! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
IMPALER #1 (Of 4) (MR)
One of the worst blizzards in history cripples New York City in one fell swoop. But the blinding cold and snow are the least of the city's worries. For aboard a drifting cargo ship stirs an unfathomable evil that will unleash a horror the likes of which the world has never seen. And in two nights, New York City will be no more…
ION #7 (Of 12)
Written by Ron Marz Art by Greg Tocchini & Jay Leisten Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky Ion returns to Earth! But with a mysterious cosmic entity monitoring him from afar, Kyle's and our planet may not be safe. The next chapter in the Ion saga starts here! On sale October 18 • 7 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy Cover by James Jean The great escape is on! Jack's ingenious plan has reached fruition. All of the captive Fables are on their way, breaking out of the Golden Boughs Retirement Village. But wait a minute - this is one of Jack's schemes, so how can it possibly go well? Will our heroes win their freedom or will the insidious Mr. Revise and his army of evil librarians keep the Fables locked away forever? On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Tony Bedard Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens Reluctantly partnered with the lunatic Bane, Hourman must confront his own addictions if he's to conquer the enemy at his side! On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
JUSTICE #8 (Of 12)
Written by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross Art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross Cover by Ross The worst fears of the Justice League are realized, as the villains strike through those closest to the heroes! On sale October 25 • 8 of 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US
KILLER #1 (Of 10) (MR)
by Jacamon & Matz Long Fire: Part 1 - This man is solitary, cold, methodical, and unencumbered by scruples or regrets. The killer waits in the shadows, watching for his next target. However the longer he waits, the more he thinks he's losing his mind, if not his cool. A brutal, bloody, and stylish noir story of a professional assassin lost in a world without a moral compass.
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. 3: SUPERGIRL Written by Mark Waid & Tony Bedard Art by Barry Kitson, Adam DeKraker and Mick Gray Cover by Kitson A new collection featuring THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #14-15 and SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #16-19! The 21st Century's Girl of Steel wakes up 1,001 years later, convinced the whole reality is something she just dreamed up. And maybe it is! Advance-solicited; on sale October 25 •144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Written by Brian Azzarello Art and cover by Marcelo Frusin Azzarello and Frusin deliver the shocking conclusion of the 4-part 'Thicker Than Blackwater.' With the sadistic serial murderer finally revealed - as well as his high-level backers - will Sheriff Wes Cutter dole out justice or revel in Blackwater's horrible fate? On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Silvestri's Best! If you're a Marc Silvestri fan, you'll want this one, fanboy! New Marc Silvestri sketches and a look at the magic behind the printed page! See why this guy runs Top Cow! FC, 32pg $2.99 One Shot
· X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS #6 · NEW X-MEN: ACADEMY X #13 · HOUSE OF M #7 (PART 2) 72 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99
· AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #46 · RUNAWAYS #11 · HOUSE OF M #7 (PART 1) 72 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99
by Various This innovative and compelling comics anthology from the Meathaus collection of artists, illustrators, and cartoonists contains the most exciting work the form has to offer. With their relentlessly creative energies focused around the loose theme of 'headgames,' this massive anthology features brand new works from Jim Campbell, Becky Cloonan, Farel Dalrymple, Brandon Graham, Tomer Hanuka, Tom Herpich, Kenichi Hoshine, James Jean, Scott Morse, Troy Nixey, Nate Powell, Dash Shaw, Vincent Stall, Jennie Yim, and over two dozen more cartoonists from some of the most respected and well known names to the most talented and promising newcomers in comics.
by David Petersen 'Midnight's Dawn': Rain drenches the soldiers of the Axe as they march on Lockhaven. As they tromp through mud and navigate the downpour, Lieam listens to the ramblings of the Axe's commander. Saxon, Kenzie, and Celanawe face similar difficulties trying to catch up with the armored horde in hopes of preventing an attack on the home of the Mouse Guard. It's a dark hour for three of the Guard's finest‚ who only went looking for a grain merchant.
NEGATIVE BURN #5 by JIM ALEXANDER, BRIAN BOLLAND, SHAWN CRYSTAL, CHRIS ELIOPOULOS, MICHEL FIFFE, ADAM FORD, DEAN HASPIEL, PHIL HESTER, ANDE PARKS, JOE PRUETT, MATTHEW SMITH & ERIC STEPHENSON cover KEN MEYER, JR. 64 pg, B&W September 20 $5.99 The Eisner, Harvey and Eagle Award nominee continues with another all-star line-up of talent! NEGATIVE BURN is the monthly source for the best new talent mingled with the finest established talent!
NEW AVENGERS #24 Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Art & Cover by ADI GRANOV CIVIL WAR TIE-IN! New Avengers dissassembled continues!! He has the power of a thousand exploding suns!! He has the power to end the civil war! Who's side are you on?? More like who's side is THE SENTRY on?? A choice is made!!! This issue ties New Avengers, House of M, Civil War and Son of M together! Be there for this very important chapter fully painted by the amazing Adi Granov! Guest-starring the Inhumans!!! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Written by FRANK TIERI Pencils and Cover by MICHAEL RYAN 'THE LAST DAYS OF CAMELOT' It's Camelot's last stand! New Excalibur faces a mysterious race of dragons that threatens to end history as we know it! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Written by WARREN ELLIS Pencils and Cover by STUART IMMONEN This solicitation text will be in the form of haiku: Nextwave fights Beyond Who has hired Not Brand Echh, ACTION, SURPRISES! I hope you have a box of tissues handy, because I know you must be crying. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99
by Eric S. Trautmann & Cold FuZion Studios Working undercover at the secretive Carrington Institute as a disgraced operative with one last shot at redemption, Joanna Dark is plunged into a maelstrom of intrigue, deceit and violence as she works to unmask the traitor. After narrowly defeating a team of high-tech mercenaries in a pitched assault, Joanna was wounded and fell unconscious. She awakens in the Institute offices' hospital wing, only to be attacked by a mysterious gunman! Fending off the attack, Joanna arms herself and sets off in pursuit of the would-be assassin...
They're BACK! Still glowing from the heat of their first mind-numbing miniseries, those prowlers of the paranormal-The PERHAPANAUTS-are back to confront more creepy cryptozoological creatures and extradimensional entities! (No, the fact that the team is mostly made up of the same mythic monsters isn't lost on us . . .) A Bigfoot, a chupacabra, a ghost, and a psychic, all agents for the enigmatic BEDLAM (Bureau of Extra-Dimensional Liabilities and Management), tear it up as they continue the fight to keep us safe from the unseen horrors in our closets and the things that go bump in the night! Don't miss out! Join The Perhapanauts as they delve into the mysteries of the unknown and the unexplained and answer questions like why there're more lines on your left palm than on your right! Order yours today! (Also, stop looking at your hand.)
Written by Warren Ellis Art and cover by John Cassaday Discover what it's all been building to! Jacob Greene is lost in space. William Leather is… not well. It all comes down to Elijah Snow and Randall Dowling - the architect of Planetary vs. the mastermind of the 4 - for the first and last time! Plus, one huge surprise. If ever there was an issue of Planetary you shouldn't miss, this is it! On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE QUITTER SC Written by Harvey Pekar Art and cover by Dean Haspiel 'Pekar's most poignant and satisfying effort to date.' - The New York Times Book Review 'A searingly honest memoir… Pekar's work dignifies the struggle of the average man.' - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) 'The brilliance of THE QUITTER rests in how Pekar unironically exposes the tragedy of missed opportunities and the general ridiculousness of human behavior. Grade: A.' - Entertainment Weekly 'Brutally honest…' - Rolling Stone Don't miss this new softcover edition of the award-nominated graphic novel telling the story of Harkey Pekar's troubled teen years for the first time. With gritty, atmospheric artwork by indie-comics luminary Dean Haspiel (American Splendor, Opposable Thumbs), THE QUITTER is both Pekar's funniest and most heart-wrenching work yet. On sale September 6 • 104 pg, B&W, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS
RED SONJA VOL 1 TP (C: 0-1-0)
by Michael Avon Oeming & Mike Carey, & Mel Rubi Know also, O' Prince, that in the selfsame days that the Cimmerian did stalk the Hyborian Kingdoms, one of the few swords worthy to cross with his was that of a warrior-woman out of majestic Hyrkania. She, the mother of vengeance, hunter of evil, all fear for your souls... fear the Red Sonja! ~The Nemedian Chronicles. This trade paperback edition collects the first six issues of the all-new Red Sonja series from Dynamite Entertainment, along with the the grand finale of the opening arc, Red Sonja #0! Plus: a cover gallery featuring the art of Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Mike Turner, Marc Silvestri, Greg Land, and more! Writers Michael Avon Oeming and Mike Carey along with artist Mel Rubi have re-created Sonja for a whole new generation, and this is where it all begins! Shipping with two covers in an equal ratio by: Alex Ross and Michael Turner. Advance-Solicited for June 2006.
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA Cover by MARCOS MARTIN When the youngest member of the Runaways is separated from her teammates, Molly Hayes must survive a night alone on the mean streets of Los Angeles! The eleven-year-old mutant girl soon hooks up with a NEW group of runaways, but is their mysterious leader a hero or a villain? Collects RUNAWAYS #13-18. 144 PGS./Rated A ...$7.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1952-3
by Miguel Guerra & Suzy Dias Imagine one day you discover that you're the last of your kind. That the fate of your world rests on your shoulders and that everything you once knew was a lie. Ardan, a sheltered and naive teenager, wonders what larger forces beyond his control are pulling the strings. Together with Keegan, his female counterpart, they stumble upon a journey of heart pounding adventures. A world where bounty hunters, Rasta cyborg Dwarfs, alluring heroines, troubled heroes, black market pirate babes, and misunderstood Goblins collide. Where magic and technology clash for supremacy. This beautifully illustrated graphic novel stylistically combines Japanese and European art to create a new fusion style Manga. The fast-paced action is coupled with a good dose of humor that will not disappoint.
by Frank Cho, Doug Murray, and By Homs Dynamite's newest Red Sonja mini-series event continues as writers Doug Murray and Frank Cho - along with the newest Sonja sensation Homs - present the third issue pitting the Savage Red Sonja against the Queen of the Frozen Wastes! In this issue, Sonja remains trapped in the clutches of the beautiful and deadly Ice Queen, forced to duel in the arena against man and beast alike! As she plots her escape, will her plans be foiled by her desire to free her fellow prisoners! This issue features covers by Frank Cho (50%), Stjepan Sejic (25%), and Homs (25%)!
SCOUT VOL 1 TP (C: 0-1-1)
by Timothy Truman Originally published in 1987 and created by Timothy Truman, Scout featured the Native American hero, Emanuel Santana, and his one-man war against oppressive governmental forces in a post-apocalyptic United States. Now, this revered and powerful series is re-mastered and presented to a new generation! This volume features the first 7 issues of the series, all featuring the writing and art of Truman, remastered and recolored for this volume! Plus, Truman provides a new original cover! Bonus features include: an introduction by John Ostrander, an afterword - in the form of an interview - with creator Tim Truman, plus an original cover gallery.
SECRET SIX #5 (Of 6)
Written by Gail Simone Art by Brad Walker & Jimmy Palmiotti Cover by Karl Kerschl The penultimate issue! Sick and tired of being hunted, the Six decide to turn the tables on their mysterious pursuer. Will they succeed, or will this just be a suicide mission? On sale October 25 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Penciled by Angel Medina Cover by clayton crain SPIDER-MAN UNMASKED Tie-In! 'THE DEADLY FOES OF PETER PARKER ' Part 3 (of 3) While his cabal of villains attacked Spidey from all sides, weakening our favorite wall-crawler, the Chameleon sat back and waited. Now, it's time for him to make his move against the weakest member of Peter's circle: his Aunt May!! And what last trick does Mark Raxton (aka the Molten Man) have up his flaming sleeve? Things get extremely deadly in this saga's final chapter! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE PHANTOM STRANGER VOL. 1 TP Written by Bob Kanigher, Dennis O'Neil, Gerry Conway, John Broome, Len Wein, and others Art by Carmine Infantino, Curt Swan, Nick Cardy, Jim Aparo, Murphy Anderson, Neal Adams, and others Cover by Jim Aparo, Neal Adams and Bill Draut Over 500 pages of supernatural phenomena with tales from the Phantom Stranger and his skeptical counterpart Dr. 13! This volume reprints Showcase #80 and spooky tales from The Phantom Stranger #1-21. Advance-solicited; on sale October 18 • 544 pg, B&W $16.99 US
by Matt Groening The city of Springfield becomes ground zero for newly appointed Fitness Ambassador Rainier Wolfcastle's Battle of the Bulge. But with an entire town on a diet, inspired by the presidential promise of a community water park, only one very fat man stands in the way? Homer Simpson! Then witness the miracle of Springfield, when the statue of Jebediah Springfield starts crying real tears and true believers from all over begin a pilgrimage to the holy site. But does one spiky-haired prankster have a hand (or a hose) in Springfield's newest attraction? Witness the fat and the furious this October! (Collects Simpsons Comics #18-19)
by Zeb Wells & Michael Gaydos Jessica has learned that she is the latest incarnation of the lethal Snake Woman. But what is her relationship to Harker and the rest of the 68? The Snake Woman's past is unearthed as Jessica's murderous destiny becomes clear!
by Turner, Loeb, Krul & Steigerwald Magic is no longer a myth. Michael Turner's Soulfire series is one of today's most popular comic book titles, and Aspen is proud to offer you the first-ever Soulfire hardcover edition. This special publication collects together the first five issues of the Soulfire series, along with the sold out #0 issue, and the introductory 'Soulfire Preview.' A stunning work of art, this special hardcover is the first of its kind to ever be presented from Aspen. Adding to its appeal, this hardcover also contains a complete Soulfire cover gallery, and an in depth Michael Turner Soulfire Sketchbook section.
SPAWN #161
story by DAVID HINE art by PHILIP TAN & DANNY MIKI cover by PHILIP TAN & TODD MCFARLANE August 30 • 32 pg • FC • $2.95 THIS IS THE BIG ONE: ARMAGEDDON!-Not a trick, not an imaginary story: The end of the world is at hand. God and Satan go head to head in the Final Conflict and as Spawn's counter heads towards zero, it looks like he is about to lose the battle to save the human race.
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER Pencils & Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA You've watched Mary Jane's life progress through her eyes, now take a look at her through the eyes of her supporting cast. What do they think of her, especially now that she's...changed? And what does this change mean for her relationship with Peter Parker? 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99
Written by STAN LEE & ROY THOMAS Penciled by LEE WEEKS & SCOTT KOLLINS Cover by LEE WEEKS The latest in a series of stand-alone specials celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Stan Lee's employment at Marvel! First, Stan makes the mistake of bicycling past Yancy Street, as drawn by Lee Weeks! Then, Roy Thomas and Scott Kolins depict an untold incident set during Stan's years in the service, guest starring some of the wildest characters of comics' golden age! And finally, a reprint of the classic Stan-scripted FANTASTIC FOUR #79, in which the Thing must make a fateful choice to save Alicia Masters! 48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99
The 'Flashpoint' storyline reaches its explosive conclusion as fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick and his unlikely shipmates from the Last Resort undertake their most dangerous mission yet-traveling deep inside Mandalorian space to rescue one of their own! With a little help from the most unexpected of allies, Zayne and the gang must find an isolated space outpost, once a Republic research station, now in the hands of a Mandalorian scientist with wholly evil intentions. To think they can pull this off with both themselves and their friend intact, they'd have to be insane-luckily they are! • 'The Star Wars universe has never looked so good…' -Wizard Magazine
Written by Joe Kelly Art and Ed McGuinness, Ryan Ottley and Dexter Vines Cover by McGuinness & Vines Don't miss the slam-bang first-ever SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL, written by Joe Kelly (JLA, SUPERGIRL) with art by the superstar team of Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines (SUPERMAN/BATMAN) and rising star Ryan Ottley (Invincible)! How did Superman and Batman discover each other's secret identities? Why was Deathstroke after Bruce Wayne on one of his earliest assignments? How do Ultraman and Owlman fit into this? And why are they all on a cruise into the Bermuda Triangle? The answers will shock and amaze in this far-out reimagining of one of the first meetings between the Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader! On sale October 18 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US
In the future world of Supermarket, it's the literal truth. Legitimate and black-market economies rule the City, overseen by the vying factions of the Yakuza and Porno Swede crime families. Convenience store clerkette and 16-year-old suburban wise-ass Pella Suzuki suddenly finds herself in the middle of it all, heir to an empire she couldn't possibly inherit, but hitmen on both sides aren't taking any chances. Supermarket is anti-consumerism with a healthy dose of violence and humor. This collection of the sold-out miniseries was co-created and written by Eisner-nominated writer Brian Wood (Demo, DMZ) and features art and colors from Kristian Donaldson (Doomed), along with some bonus pages from Kristian, too.
TAG #2 (Of 3)
by Keith Giffen & Kody Chamberlain Mitch is a victim of an ancient pagan curse - he's been 'tagged.' Now he has to contend with the fallout of this random act of horror and violence. When he looks in the mirror, he can see his skin begin to rot and wither. Meanwhile, his joints stiffen in rigormortis. How will he recover? Removing the curse will require him to 'tag' someone else - but who? How does he find them before his body completely falls apart?
Written by J. Torres Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker Cover by Glen Murakami Celebrate the debut of an all-new Titan with a special cover by the cartoon series' producer and character designer, Glen Murakami! When there's trouble, you know who to call…but who does Robin call when the other Titans are in danger? This time he recruits Aqualad, Kid Flash, Speedy and…Wonder Girl! On sale October 26 • 25 pg, FC, $2.25 US
20th Anniversary Celebration! Before the release of the all-new, live-action TRANSFORMERS movie next summer, take an extended look back at a classic-the animated 1986 TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE. Joining present-day TF legend, artist Don Figueroa, is returning writer and fellow TF master Bob Budiansky, the man responsible for some of the most beloved '80s TRANSFORMERS comics. Together, they present this four-part adaptation, adding in extra scenes and little touches for fans of all ages. *Retailers: See your order form for special incentives
Written by Judd Winick Art and cover by Howard Porter Freddy Freeman barely makes it through his first task - because he still has no powers! And the mysterious Council of Merlin has its own plans to make sure things stay that way for the young Marvel! On sale October 25 • 3 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils and Cover by MARK BAGLEY 'THE CLONE SAGA' The Clone Saga continues! Carnage is back! The Ultimate Fantastic Four guest star. The most important chapter in Peter Parker's life is beginning, and nothing you've seen before can you prepare you for what will occur. Part 5 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Jusin Gray Art and cover by Daniel Acuña After a trial by fire in the Arizona desert, the Freedom Fighters find themselves on the run from the government that created them. And what will happen when Phantom Lady learns the horrible truth about her father, the newly elected president? On sale October 25 • 4 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Rosa, Barks, Jensen, Scarpa, Heymans & McGreal Complete in this issue-Don Rosa's 'The Incredible Shrinking Tightwad!' Reduced to bug-size by a shrink-ray, Donald and Scrooge encounter fearsome giant fleas, sticky giant prunes, and sneezing giant Beagle Boys! Then normal-size ducks meet king-size duck-eating plants in Lars Jensen and Romano Scarpa's 'Keeper of Babylon Gardens.' Carl Barks' 'Colossalest Surprise Quiz Show' and a new Pat and Carol McGreal Magica De Spell adventure are here too!
by Josh Neufeld and Various Xeric Award-winning cartoonist Josh Neufeld returns with The Vagabonds #2: Of Two Minds, featuring an array of Neufeld's comics collaborations. Contributors include American Splendor's Harvey Pekar, Duplex Planet's David Greenberger, award-winning poet/memoirist Nick Flynn, literary cult figure Eileen Myles, and the New York downtown theatre company, The Civilians. Also there are some offbeat collaborators such as The Beatles' 'Eleanor Rigby,' and a 1980 issue of Superman. A good collaboration is a conversation between artist and writer, each challenging the other, with the result being of two minds.
by Phil Hester & Various Your Halloween can't be complete without Vampirella! Phil Hester, the critically acclaimed writer of The Coffin and Deep Sleeper presents an all-new Vampi tale sure to get your blood pumping. Drawn by the talented artists of Glass House Graphics (Red Sonja), this story's sure to be an instant classic! Also: Find out who won the 2006 Harris Comics Talent Search! We've calculated your votes on - now see those votes count! This special features two regular covers by Amanda Conner and Tommy Castillo, each shipped in an equal ratio. Also available are limited B&W versions of the same covers, limited to 500 copies each!
by Mike Pellowski & Dan Parent 'The Doghouse': It's no longer enough to keep up with the Jones's. Now the rich have to keep up with their doghouses, too, as Veronica's rival flaunts her dog's designer doghouse! Can Veronica outdo her rival with her own custom-made canine castle? 'Face in the Crowd': Veronica does such a good job on her essay that the teacher insists she read it at the big class assembly. To keep from freezing with fright, Veronica decides to focus on a friendly face in the crowd, but what if the owner of that face (Archie) doesn't show up?
Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by Bart Sears The Warlord deals with the devastating death of the person closest to him! Will he muster the strength to exact terrifying revenge? On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Mike Carey Art by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend Cover by Portacio Variant covers by Michael Golden Monsters walk among us as the explosive new series from the minds of Mike Carey (HELLBLAZER, LUCIFER) and Whilce Portacio continues! As Dane and company investigate a trio of mysterious killings in San Francisco, a werewolf cop is grilled for information. Meanwhile, the efforts to revive Mother One reach an unexpected conclusion. Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Whilce Portacio; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by Michael Golden, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
HOLLYWOOD'S TOUGHEST HOTTIES! Wizard revels in Girl Power, as we rank the toughest female butt-kickers from movies and TV! Can Buffy out-duel Wonder Woman? Will Kate from 'Lost' claw her way to No. 1? Or does Lara Craft take the treasure? Find out here! 'CIVIL WAR' CORRESPONDENT Straight from the frontlines, Wizard gets the scoop on Civil War as it rolls towards its stunning conclusion. Did Spider-Man make the mistake of his life with his role in the conflict? And what does Tony Stark's 50 State Initiative mean for the Marvel U.? It's Marvel history in the making! 1986: COMICS' GREATEST YEAR Take a look back at the year that everything changed for the comic industry. In the wake of seminal works like Dark Knight Returns, Maus and Watchmen, we examine how 1986 changed comics-and the effects that are still felt today. JOHNS, DONNER ON 'ACTION': BUILDING A BETTER BIZARRO New Action Comics writers Geoff Johns and legendary 'Superman' director Richard Donner discuss their plans for turning Bizarro into THE premier threat for the Man of Steel for their upcoming stint! DREAM 'WOLVERINE' TEAM Wizard welcomes the new creative team on Wolverine-super-scribe Jeph Loeb (Superman/Batman, upcoming Ultimates 3) and hot new import artist Simone Bianchi (Green Lantern covers)-with an inside look at what this dynamic duo has planned, from plot teases to exclusive sketches! BOLLAND COVER STORY One of the best artists in the biz, Brian Bolland (The Invisibles, The Flash) is set to take over as the cover artist on Birds of Prey in 2007. We'll take a look back at the career of this master with a cover gallery complete with commentary from Bolland! Magazine (Hollywood's Toughest Chicks movie photos) $5.99 Magazine (Iron Man/Spidey Civil War) $5.99
by John Layman & Fabiano Neves Dynamite's special Xena event 'Contest of Pantheons' continues in part three, 'Stalk like an Egyptian!' from writer John (Red Sonja) Layman and Fabiano Neves! Callisto, Xena, Gabriele, Joxer, and Autoylcus continue on their quest to serve as champions in the 'God War.' But is Callisto friend or foe? Artists Ariano Batista and Fabiano Neves provide stunning Xena covers, and also available in a photo cover.
X-MEN #192
Written by MIKE CAREY Pencils and Cover by CHRIS BACHALO 'SUPERNOVAS' Eat your heart out, Red Baron! The X-Men take to the skies to in a dogfight against their newest foes, the Children! It's non-stop action and suspense in this penultimate issue to Mike Carey's first arc on X-Men. Plus, discover the secret the Children are still hiding that will turn the X-Men's world upside down! Part 5 (of 6)! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Written by ALLAN HEINBERG Penciled by ANDREA DIVITO & JIM CHEUNG Cover by JIM CHEUNG The newly reconfigured Young Avengers prepare to make their public debut - but first they have to face a threat more powerful than Kang the Conqueror, more dangerous than Mr. Hyde and more cunning than the Masters of Evil: THEIR PARENTS. For these brand-new super heroes, fighting super-villains is child's play compared to maintaining their alter egos! Plus: The Young Avengers meet a familiar-looking teenage superhuman who just may be the key to their uncovering the truth about Wiccan's parentage and secret origin. Meanwhile, Hulkling's quest to discover the exact nature of his tie to the Avengers is interrupted when the Young Avengers finds themselves at war with one of the oldest and most powerful alien races in the Marvel Universe. The search for the truth yields more reversals and revelations than the team can handle! And finally, discover the secret history of the Young Avengers when Jessica Jones and Kat Farrell investigate the kids' origins for a special issue of THE PULSE. Who were they and what were their lives like before they met Iron Lad? And what is the future of the team without him? Collects YOUNG AVENGERS #7-12 and the YOUNG AVENGERS SPECIAL. 184 PGS./Rated T+ ...$22.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2021-1
ZOMBIE #2 (Of 4) (MR)
Written by MIKE RAICHT Pencils & Cover by KYLE HOTZ For Simon Garth, it's come down to two very bad choices: Engage in a wicked battle of the wills with a shotgun-toting, blood thirsty bank robber who is waiting for any excuse to blow his head clean off his shoulders... Or make a run for it and take his chances against a mob of flesh-eating zombie craving tasty tasty brains... Will it be Door A or Door B, Simon? Pick up Zombie and find out! 32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/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.



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