Arriving Wednesday 10/4/06

52 WEEK #22
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 22: 'Good news, sir. Your son Kon-El didn't die in the Crisis after all.' Plus, the Origin of Green Lantern by Waid and Ivan Reis & Marc Campos.
Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by LEONARD KIRK Cover by TOMM COKER Jimmy Woo's agents have all returned... and so has their greatest enemy, The Yellow Claw. Before they can face him, though, the team sets out to bring back one more hero of the Golden Age! Along the way we find out how Marvel Boy... got so weird. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Gail Simone Art by Eddy Barrows & Trevor Scott Cover by Ariel Olivetti Big trouble hits Ivy Town…namely Giganta! And the new Atom's in way over his head against such a monstrous adversary! On sale October 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by TOM DEFALCO Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ With the aid of the most dedicated and enthusiastic fanbase in the history of Marveldom Assembled, Spider-Girl--the little comic that could--defied all the odds and reached a momentous 100 issues! This complete 32-page special recounts the full story of Spider-Man's daughter for new readers...and also allows her longtime fans to relive her greatest moments. 32 PGS./All Ages ...$1.99
Written by Harvey Pekar Art by Dean Haspiel, Chris Samnee, Eddie Campbell, Richard Corben, Leonardo Manco, Chris Weston and Chandler Wood Cover by Haspiel Seven new stories from the ongoing adventures of the ultimate everyman, featuring an all-star roster of artists including Eddie Campbell (BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, From Hell), Richard Corben (SWAMP THING), Chris Weston (THE FILTH) and Leonardo Manco (HELLBLAZER). Harvey battles rebellious toilet bowls, overbearing snowfalls and uncooperative eyeglasses, among other adversaries, in this ad-free issue. On sale October 4 • 2 of 4 • 32 pg, No ads, B&W, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Garth Ennis Art by Colin Wilson Cover by Garry Leach Wing Commander Britton and Lt. Gilhooley are heavily outnumbered by Nazi fighters. Deep behind enemy lines without rations or a way home other than their feet, the two must use wits and cunning to survive. But will that be enough to sustain them after the lethal discovery they make? On sale October 4 • 4 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by George Gladir, Jeff Shultz, Barbara Slate & Kathleen Webb 'The Big Prize': A Halloween costume contest judged by renowned luminaries from the fashion and entertainment worlds leads Veronica to more costume changes than a diva in concert! 'Career Daze': Veronica gets a lesson in judging books by their covers when she realizes that the professional scientists and law enforcement agents at career day are as attractive as the super model! 'Code in the Head': Betty has dropped what appears to be a mysterious code, and it's got Veronica's brain doing crazy, cryptic back flips!
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE Pencils & Cover by SCOTT KOLINS The Hood has 'persuaded' Spider-Man to reveal his true identity. Dr. Pym and the Wasp have a long overdue talk about their relationship and Deathlok leads the team to the strange city called 'Sanctuary.' Is this the way home, or is it the survivors' last battlefield? 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
THE BOYS #3 Written by Garth Ennis Art and cover by Darick Robertson The dark new series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson heats up as Wee Hughie gets his first taste of action with the Boys when Butcher throws him into the deep end. Meanwhile, meet the planet's mightiest heroes, The Seven, and the young superheroine who would join them. On sale September 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
(W) Sean Fish and Contest Winner Jeff Helm!! (P) Ronan Cliquet (C ) Blond (Cov) David Nakayama On an alternate version of the Earth we know, the Freedom Phalanx are dark versions of the heroes we know. When the signature heroes of Paragon City are transported to Shadow City in this twisted world they encounter their worst nightmare…the Praetorians. This issue is based on an idea from City of Heroes contest winner and player Jeff Helm and written by Cryptic Studios Designer Sean Michael Fish.
Written by ED BRUBAKER Art & Wraparound Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS This fall crime noir smacks you right in the face, as award-winning writer Ed Brubaker, whose recent hits on Daredevil, Captain America and the X-Men have made him one of the top writers in the field, joins best-selling Marvel Zombies artist Sean Phillips for CRIMINAL, a new ongoing series from Icon. Navigating through a world of smoky barrooms and double-crosses to present tales of heists, murders and cons, CRIMINAL is determined to be different than any other book on the shelves today. In our debut issue, we meet Leo, who can plan the perfect heist... but only if he can be convinced the job is safe enough. See, Leo is not a shoot-first think-later guy; Leo is a professional. But to some criminals, even professionals, the right payout is worth almost any risk. So when an old friend and a crooked cop approach with a plan to seize millions of dollars in contraband from an evidence transport van, Leo must make tough choices, knowing there's nothing you can trust less in this world than a cop on the take. And as a bonus, each issue of Criminal will be packed with material, featuring a full length continuing story, as well as back-up stories and articles about the crime genre in all its forms from the pulps to the modern day. 32 PGS./No Ads/Mature Content ...$2.99
story MICHAEL AVON OEMING & IVAN BRANDON art & cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING variant cover DAVE JOHNSON 32 PAGES FC OCTOBER 4 $2.99 After a mysterious series of slayings, Detective Aponte is lead into darker and stranger paths of the supernatural as the ghostly killer strikes again in the heart of the Bronx. THIS ISSUE FEATURES A CHASE, A CURSE, A GUN AND LOTS OF BLOOD. PLUS 30% MORE STORY AT THE SAME PRICE!
Writer: Andrew Dabb (Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, Atomika) Artist: Chris Lie (Arashikkage Showdown, Eberron) Collecting the popular mini-series adapting the all-new Fox Saturday morning cartoon series! A new, covert team of G.I. Joe operatives has been assembled, each with highly specialized capabilities, innovative technology, and the goal of stopping the maniacal Cobra organization! Duke, Spirit, Tunnel Rat, Scarlett, Heavy Duty, Long Range, and Snake Eyes are forced to divide their numbers… and each face the menace of Cobra alone! Digest, 144pgs, FC $10.95
Written by Paul Dini Art by Don Kramer & Wayne Faucher Cover by Simone Bianchi One of the Dark Knight's most ruthless foes returns to Gotham City ready to resume business and settle old scores in 'Night of the Penguin,' written by Paul Dini with art by Don Kramer (JSA) & Wayne Faucher (IMPULSE)! Both Batman and Bruce Wayne find themselves at odds with the dirty bird as Penguin feathers a new nest with lies, deceit and murder. On sale October 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Brian Vaughan Pencils & Cover by Marcos Martin Doctor Stephen Strange embarks on the most important paranormal investigation of his career, as he sets out to solve an attempted murder... his own! And with his most trusted friend also at death's door, Strange turns to an unexpected corner of the Marvel Universe to recruit a new ally. Eisner Award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (Runaways, Y: The Last Man) and red-hot artist Marcos Martin (Captain America, Batgirl: Year One) join forces for an adventure that will take the Sorcerer Supreme from the underworld of New York City to the deadliest dimensions on the outskirts of reality. This limited series will firmly establish Doctor Strange in the current Marvel Universe as well as setting him up to join a surprising new team! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
by Andrew Foley & Fiona Staples Andy, the world's worst vampire, finally has infamous novelist Shelley DeMornay where he wants her. Will he kill her, ask for her autograph or both? Plus: someone doesn't know serial killer Shannon Wade's secret, but they think they do. Unfortunately for them, so does she...
by Jason M. Burns & Ron Chan Following a crumb trail of clues, Alan and Mr. Bloomberg arrive at the home of a platinum selling pop star, only to find her throat eviscerated and her body pinned to the wall like a piece of artwork. When a difficult detective begins to suspect Alan as the killer the case takes a dangerous turn!
ELEPHANTMEN #3 story RICHARD STARKINGS art MORITAT & TOM SCIOLI cover LADRÖNN variant cover BRIAN BOLLAND 32pgs, FC September 20 $2.99 27 PAGES OF STORY! As Hip Flask recovers from his battle with Elijah Delaney, Miki gets A GOOD LOOK at him as they wait for medical help... Meanwhile, Ebony Hide may need help himself after a run-in with gang baron Serengheti in THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM - a special story drawn by GØDLAND's TOM SCIOLI!
ELFQUEST: THE DISCOVERY TP Written by Wendy & Richard Pini Art and cover by Wendy Pini This 128-page trade paperback collects the 4-issue limited series that continues the ELFQUEST saga! The Wolfriders discover a new tribe, the long hidden amphibious Wavedancers… but the leader of the Waveriders never wanted to be found. The moment of unification may be lost forever, and the result may be the destruction of both tribes! Advance-solicited; on sale October 4 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US
by Lewis, Copland, & Copland At a quiet Boston University, Matt is alone in the dead of winter. But he quickly becomes the government's most wanted, a beautiful mercenary's top priority, and a renegade general's prime target when the knowledge he possesses might thwart American genocide.
by Riichiro Inagaki & Yusuke Murata The Devil Bats are training harder than ever as they endure a grueling 'death march' from Houston to Las Vegas! A biker gang whisks Sena off on a wild detour to San Antonio, where he tries to recruit a promising tight end prospect. And if the team survives the trek through the desert, what kind of havoc will they wreak in Sin City? Rating: T+ (C: 0-0-0)
by Peter David In this issue, 'Holy War,' Part 2: Ayr, a mysterious woman from the Fallen Angel's past, continues her holy war against the city of Bete Noire in hopes of bringing about world peace. Only JJ Sachs stands between her and her goal, but should she be with her or against her and will JJ live to find out? Find out in Fallen Angel #9, written by New York Times Best-selling author Peter David (Spike vs. Dracula) with art by J.K. Woodward.
Written by JOE CASEY Pencils & Cover by CHRIS WESTON The final chapter in the FF's baptism by fire! It all comes down to the final confrontation between a fractured family and their very first arch-enemy... not to mention a base full of cosmically-irradiated monsters! Everything -- including the future of the FF -- will be decided here! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
story by RICK REMENDER art by JEROME OPENA cover by TONY MOORE August 30 • 32 pg • FC • $2.99 Heath must face the ghosts of many painful and forgotten memories buried within his subconscious as he returns to the one place he never expected to be again: home. Upon learning the ugly truths of Heath's history Mara decides to make her exit.
Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by TODD NAUCK Cover by MICHAEL WIERINGO 'I Hate a Mystery' (Part 3 of 3) Mysterio, Mysterio, Mysterio! Who is the real Mysterio? It's a question that has been perplexing Spider-Man (and his fans) for quite some time, and now the web-slinger is head-to-bowl against three Mysterios! Is it all another elaborate illusion or is reality stranger than any spectacle even the true Mysterio could conjure? The answer will shock you! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
by Rogers and Delaney When the Earth is wrecked by weather anomalies that threaten to destroy the entire planet, the Planet Express crew must travel to the inner core to find out what or who has caused the world to fall off of its orbit.
Written by DAVID LAPHAM Art and cover by DAVID AJA Wolverine has been injured before, but never like this. Blasted with 5,000 rounds of machine gun shells and lifted to the edge of earth's atmosphere by a giant robot, Wolverine was 85,000 feet in the air when he finally disabled the killing machine. Now, after a horrendous descent and fiery crash into a rural Nebraska cornfield, he lies at the edge of death, lapsing in and out of a coma as his body desperately tries to heal. And that's when things really get bad. The men who sent the robot to destroy Wolverine have come to finish the job. The townsfolk who witnessed the crash have gathered up a mob to hunt down and destroy the alien that's landed. And Wolverine's fate just might rest in the hands of the strange little girl who first found him in that dark cornfield. A strange little girl with an affinity for taking care of odd creatures, and whose family holds a deep, dark secret hidden from the light of day... House of Blood and Sorrow is an all new 34-page chilling story just in time for Halloween! Written by David Lapham (Stray Bullets) and illustrated by David Aja (Daredevil, X-Men Unlimited) This Giant Size edition also includes a special Classic tie-in to Wolverine Origins with reprints of X-Men 6 and 7 by Jim Lee, featuring Omega Red and Sabretooth! 96 PGS./ Rated T+ ...$4.99
ARROW: JOHN CASSADAY covers Hunter-Killer! (W) Mark Waid (P) Eric Basaldua (Col) Steve Firchow (Cov) John Cassaday or Marc Silvestri If Hunter-Killer rivals-partners Wolf and Ellis can't put their differences aside, the cost in human lives will be staggering--and if you've been reading, you know we're not at all shy about spending human lives in this series, so this is no empty threat! And when Ellis realizes the true relationship between Samantha and Wolf, the gloves come off!
Written by GREG PAK Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI Cover by LADRÖNN PLANET HULK, ANARCHY, PART 4 When an insanely powerful, legendary enemy threatens the entire planet, will the Hulk and his army of rebels fight alone - or join forces with the Empire? Plus, stunning revelations and shocking developments regarding Caiera the Oldstrong, the Emperor's gray-skinned Shadow Guard. And Miek and his hivelings come face-to-face with the destiny of their species. The legend grows and the smashing continues as the 'Planet Hulk: Anarchy' storyline reaches its mind-blowing conclusion. 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Written by Geoff Johns Art by Phil Jimenez, George Pérez, Jerry Ordway, Ivan Reis, Andy Lanning and others Covers by Jimenez The 7-issue miniseries event that rocked the entire DC Universe in 2005-2006 - a sequel to the epic CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS - is now collected in an amazing hardcover collection! Written by Geoff Johns (GREEN LANTERN, TEEN TITANS) with art by a who's who of comics' greatest talents - including Phil Jimenez, George Pérez, Jerry Ordway and more, this hardcover is a must-have for any DC collector. OMAC robots are rampaging, magic is dying, villains are uniting, and a war is raging in space. And in the middle of it all, a critical moment has divided Earth's three greatest heroes: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. It's the DCU's darkest day, and long-lost heroes from the past have returned to make things right in the any cost. Heroes will live, heroes will die, and the DCU will never be the same again! This exhaustive volume also contains every cover and variant produced for the project, annotations, character designs, excerpts from scripts, unused scenes, and much more! For a signed edition, se the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN Pencils and Cover by PHIL HESTER Introducing the world's WORST superhero! When a low-level S.H.I.E.L.D. agent gets a hold of Hank Pym's new Ant-Man suit you know the Marvel Universe is in trouble. He's not concerned with saving the world or helping others. He's concerned with getting through the day and getting a leg up on life. He's not going to use his powers responsibly, he's going to use them for the betterment of himself. He's ANT-MAN a NEW 'hero' for the modern world. If you thought Robert Kirkman pushed the boundaries of what could be in a Marvel Comic with MARVEL ZOMBIES just WAIT until you see what he does in THE IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
by Paige Braddock Jane's mom pays a surprise visit to Spud Point, and since she's not clued into Jane's 'lifestyle, Ethan has to pretend to be Jane's longtime, fake boyfriend! Too bad they didn't have time to explain this whole plan to Jane's new girlfriend, Skye. There are other speed bumps ahead for this budding romance between Jane and Skye, the biggest of which is Dorothy. She and Jane spend an unexpected night in the city after bad fortune cookies and too much wine. Meanwhile, Jill gets sent on assignment to the snowy Sierras, and after discovering how hot her female assignment is, decides to extend her stay for a few days. On the last day of her mountain getaway she has a hostile encounter with a strange man that she doesn't even know is connected to her past...
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray Art by Paul Gulacy Cover by Luke Ross During a blinding snowstorm, a group of settlers are declared outlaws and have bounties placed on their heads. To defend themselves against these ruthless bounty killers, the settlers turn to one man for help: Jonah Hex! On sale October 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Bill Williams Art by Carlo Barberi & Zach Howard Cover by Ty Templeton Atlantis is under siege by living statues of titanic proportions! Who's causing this madness? Two of the JLA's greatest foes: Black Manta and Felix Faust! On sale October 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
Written by TOM DEFALCO Pencils and Cover by PAT OLLIFFE At last! The long awaited sequel to last year's surprise hit, the sold-out Last Hero Standing, which Ray Tate of Silver Bullet Comics called 'a comic book mini-series that's worth buying!' For centuries beyond reckoning, Galactus has consumed entire worlds to satiate his never-ending quest for sustenance, but now he has a new plan - one that may threaten the very existence of the entire Universe! Featuring Thor, the Warriors Three, the Avengers, Spider-Girl, the Fantastic Five and the Shi'ar Imperial Guard! Collects LAST PLANET STANDING #1-5. 120 PGS./All Ages ...$13.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1998-1
by B. Clay Moore & Jeremy Haun Things start to heat up for Nick Walker both onscreen and off. It seems Nick may not be the only one on the set with something to hide, but is this new mystery agent on the side of the angels, or a deep cover Code Black operative determined to bring our leading man down?
Written by Sam Agro, Bill Matheny and Robbie Busch Art by Walter Carzon, Leo Batic, David Alvarez and others Cover by Scott Gross Marvin the Martian has studied all types of Earth creatures, but none have intrigued him more than Taz! Plus, is Sylvester a treat for Gossamer? On sale October 4 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
Written by Scott Lobdell Art and cover by Dustin Nguyen The war takes a dramatic turn as Tarkington unleashes the ultimate weapon of mass destruction on the enemy: a beautiful woman by the name of Skull! The epic adventure that follows the inter-stellar war between a culture of epic magic versus an empire of incredible technology continues! On sale October 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by MIKE NORTON Cover by CAMERON STEWART Guest-starring HAWKEYE! FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER crashes Halloween, and SPIDEY's in waaaaay over his head! Can the Wall-Crawler and the Ace Archer trick the brute, or will they be treated to their last Hallow's Eve? 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99
· NEW AVENGERS #17 · YOUNG AVENGERS #4 · HOUSE OF M #6 (PART 3) 72 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN Penciled by ANDY KUHN Cover by PHIL HESTER FINAL ISSUE! It's all be leading to this, kids! Every loose end, tied up. Every subplot completed. Every dangling plot thread, ended. Titannus makes his final stand and more Marvel Heroes than you can shake a stick at are the only thing that stand between him and the destruction of the Marvel Universe we know and love. This one is for all the marbles, folks--it's not to be missed. The end of an era! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$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!
by Dash Shaw The startling new comic/tragedy book from the artist The Comics Journal describes as 'the scarily young and skillful Dash Shaw.' In a pre-Katrina New Orleans, a woman starts dating a younger man who reminds her of her deceased ex-boyfriend. They begin re-enacting scenes from her previous relationship as a psychodrama to correct her haunting past. Replete with Pac-Man ghost spirits, Michael Jackson, children's drawings and deathtrap sandboxes, The Mother's Mouth is a smarter, unsentimental Blankets that will be the weirdo romance book of 2006.
Written by Jim Starlin Art by Shane Davis & Matt 'Batt' Banning and Starlin & Al Milgrom Cover by Davis & Banning Captain Comet turns himself in to the Hardcore Station authorities to report a murder - his own! As the new Comet investigates his past, unknown enemies are hot on his trail and old acquaintances are filled with suspicion. Can Comet solve the riddle of his own unexpected existence before he shares the fate of his predecessor? Plus, in the backup feature, things get weirder and weirder for - you guessed it - the Weird! On sale October 4 • 2 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US
by Ai Yazawa Nana K.'s perfect Tokyo life is crumbling around her. She can't keep a job, she can't keep any money, and now it looks like she can't even keep her boyfriend! But luckily, a tasty nugget of gossip about Nana O.'s past love life helps Nana K. keep her mind off her own troubles. If she can play the role of cupid for her best friend, can Nana K. get closer to her own happy ending? Rating: T+ (C: 0-0-0)
Written by Mike Carey Art and cover by Glenn Fabry Carey's and Fabry's electric retelling of Neil Gaiman's classic novel of London magic and mysticism comes to a close as Door confronts her family's true killer and Richard must make a final decision between the two Londons.
Written by Chuck Dixon Art by TBD Covers by Tony Harris Variant cover by Tim Bradstreet On the heels of the new DVD Special Edition of A Nightmare on Elm Street comes a terrifying new series! From the twisted mind of Chuck Dixon (NIGHTWING, CLAW) and artist TBD comes a fresh look at one of the most frightening horror icons of all time: Freddy Krueger! A new family has moved to the quiet town of Springwood and when night falls, the town quickly learn its horrible secret! Will this new family survive a new nightmare on Elm Street? Or can the tables be turned in the monstrous dream realm? Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Tony Harris; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Tim Bradstreet, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale October 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Marv Wolfman Art by Dan Jurgens & Andy Clarke Cover by Clarke Dick Grayson begins a new life and faces off with a new enemy as new series writer Marv Wolfman (TEEN TITANS) and art team Dan Jurgens (ACTION COMICS, 52) & Andy Clarke (DETECTIVE COMICS) take over NIGHTWING! Raptor - a powerful new foe with an arsenal of deadly weapons - is wanted by the police and hunted by Nightwing. When he's found standing over a charred, dead body, the police call it murder, but Nightwing isn't sure. And even if it means an enemy goes free, Nightwing must uncover the truth! On sale October 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Chuck Saterlee & Norm Breyfogle As the team gets back together for the first time in a year, the menace is great indeed. An outbreak of zombies has occurred in the Big Easy. The fact that it is the middle of Mardi Gras isn't helping anything. The team has a new look and a new attitude as they try to come to terms with the reason that Secord has picked them.
Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by Renato Guedes Teenaged runaway Mike Costner is the last OMAC, and he's fighting the evil entity known as Brother Eye for control of his mind and body! Mike has only one person he can trust, a young woman named Vienna, but that means she's number one on Brother Eye's hit list! On sale October 4 • 4 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Jason Aaron Art and cover by Cameron Stewart 1968. The height of the Vietnam War. Two young men from opposite ends of the earth must drag themselves through Hell for the opportunity to kill one another. Written by rookie sensation Jason Aaron with astoundingly visceral art by Cameron Stewart (SEAGUY, SEVEN SOLDIERS: GUARDIAN), THE OTHER SIDE is a 5-issue miniseries following Bill Everette, a 19-year-old Alabama farm boy drafted into the Marine Corps whose only goal is to come home alive, and Vo Binh Dai, a 19-year-old Vietnamese farm boy who enlists in the People's Army of Vietnam, terrified only of failing in his duty to die bravely for his country. Along the way, Private Everette encounters demonically vicious Parris Island drill instructors, talking maggots, voiceless ghosts, jaded grunts, man-eating pigs, maniacal rats, leeches that quote William Blake, a rifle that begs him to shoot himself and occasionally even the enemy. Vo Dai must undertake the long march south down the Strategic Trail, through black forests and bloody swamps, over pockmarked earth and fields of fire, past tigers and dragons and mounds of the dead, past exhaustion, beyond endurance. At turns, wholly fantastic yet always heartbreakingly realistic. THE OTHER SIDE is an epic tragedy about America's most haunting war. A surreal exploration of the Vietnam war from opposing viewpoints. A horror story about the horrors of war. On sale October 4 • 1 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Judd Winick Art by Matthew Clark & Art Thibert Cover by Daniel Acuña An old foe returns with a new plan as the Outsiders' secret cover crumbles! On sale October 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Earls, Flanary Jr., & Guinaldo How precious is your freedom? Would you fight for it? Would you dare to die for it? Questions abound in this explosive tale of a masked, runaway slave and his mysterious destiny. It is a destiny helplessly entwined with that of a frail Benjamin Franklin and the American colonies‚ desperate for independence. Don't miss this stunning, revolutionary debut!
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written by SCOTT KURTZ art & cover by SCOTT KURTZ July 19 • 24 pg • BW • $2.99 Is Jade Pregnant with Brent's baby? This is the issue you don't want to miss!
story by STAN WINSTON & FRANCIS TAKENAGA art by DAVID YARDIN cover by LIAM SHARP August 30 • 184 pg • FC • $16.99 When zookeeper Harrison Reed becomes plagued with strange, dream-like visions, he is forced to confront the unthinkable: that he and his brother are more than they seem. With enemies lurking in every corner and the allure of power corrupting at every turn, the truth must be discovered else his world…and his sanity…will be lost forever. Leaping from the imagination of Hollywood powerhouse STAN WINSTON, REALM OF THE CLAW is a story with bite… a vicious, bone-rattling, bloody bite!
ROCKETO #12 story FRANK ESPINOSA & MARIE TAYLOR art & cover FRANK ESPINOSA 32 pg, FC September 6 $3.99 The Journey to the Hidden Sea thunders towards its dramatic conclusion! In his race against time Rocketo must call on the deadly forces that killed his parents to rescue his friends from Scarletto. He confronts the gigantic Lucernean Armada that threatens all life in the Hidden Sea. As this epic comes to an end, the New World beckons Rocketo to further adventures.
by Andrew Cosby & Johanna Stokes Two good ole boys, just trying to scratch out a living in a post apocalyptic world. These 'redneck' brothers have been hired to retrieve a scientist turned zombie who could very well hold the key to understanding the entire supernatural apocalypse. Now, if the brothers turn him over will they be selling out the human race? Cover by Eduardo Barretto.
SHADOWHAWK #15 story JIM VALENTINO art JIM VALENTINO cover JUAN FERREYRA 32 pg, FC September 13 $3.50 'ON THE REBOUND,' Part Two Eddie gets laid. Finally.
by Matthew Loux Brian, Brad and Matt are good guys with no direction and zero motivation. They play video games, eat junk food, and kick around town without a care in the world. But their serene laziness disappears when Matt's crush, Amber, announces her intention to accompany Matt's nemesis, Richard the jock, to the big rock show. Determined to steer her away from the jerk, the boys must overcome an irate football team, a vengeful troop of Girl Scouts, and a seriously evil cat... in a giant rock 'n' roll videogame adventure!
by Chuck Satterlee & Dan Bradford A brand new series! When the timeline is repaired, Smoke realizes he has a thing for Mirror. Everything is going fine, until an old acquaintance of Silas' shows up at his door. The problem is that he was supposed to have been dead for the past fifty years! It seems mistakes were made back in the forties that have ramifications to this day. Luke and Zoe set out to help this aging hero set things right. Thus begins a six issue story arc entitled Forgive Us Our Trespasses.
by Ian Flynn, Tracy Yardley & Dave Manak The conclusion to this future epic is finally here! New monarch King Shadow takes advantage of the reset future by having chief enforcer Knuckles arrest the forgotten hero, Sonic, Tails, and even Knuckles' own daughter! Can Sonic and Tails convince Knuckles of Shadow's evil, or will they be lost to the dungeons?! This book features a time-warped cover by Sanford Greene (Army of Darkness), a fan-favorite video game and comic book artist!
An innocent girl is trapped in a high-security prison for the supernatural. Spike has checked himself in to get her back. But before Spike can even find her, he has to survive his first day. Vampires, werewolf gangs, vengeance demons, invisible men, giant eight-foot slugs… every prisoner wants to be the one who does him in. What began as a rescue mission is now quickly escalating into a battle for self-preservation in Spike's latest adventure, courtesy of screenwriter Brian Lynch and artist Franco Urru! *Retailers: See your order form for special incentives
by Peter David New York Times best selling author, Peter David, presents an incredible Spike saga spanning centuries! A hundred and twenty years ago, a tribe of gypsies inflicted a terrible curse upon the vampire known as Angelus... a curse that brought a terrible vengeance upon the tribe in the form of Angelus' family - Darla, Drusilla and most notably, William the Bloody, a.k.a. 'Spike.' But the gypsy clan has a dark and powerful supporter - Count Dracula. Outraged over the slaughter of the gypsies, Dracula seeks revenge upon the three vampires... and thus begins a rivalry between Spike and Dracula that will cover decades. A rivalry steeped in blood... honor... and eleven quid.
by Tony Lee & Neil Edwards Back with the Tigers, a friend dies in an accident meant for Will. But who wants him dead, and who's leaving the aces and eights (the Dead Man's Hand) in his locker? As the bugs attack, who can he trust to be by his side?
STRANGE GIRL #11 story RICK REMENDER art & cover NICK STAKAL 32 pg, FC September 27 $2.99 Bethany is forced to take a slight detour… to hell.
by Ken Siu-Chong & Omar Dogan The adventures of everyone's favorite street fighting schoolgirl continue in this action-packed, white-knuckled issue! Sakura's trip to a wrestling ring teaches her something about fighting, but not how she expected! When a battle spills outside of the squared circle, Sakura joins forces with Japan's first lady of wrestling, Rainbow Mika, in an all-out battle for survival! The opponent of this unlikely tag-team is none other than the pride of Russia, Zangief! Meanwhile, keeping a watchful eye on the situation is Sakura's arch nemesis, Karin, who has her own dastardly plans of revenge in store for her!

From the archives of Top Cow Productions, one of the leading publishers of comic books in North America, Bandai Entertainment is proud to release a new series of graphic novels featuring the best of Lara Croft's exotic adventures! The legendary female heroine returns in this new graphic novel as adventurer Lara Croft must figure out how to survive against both a Tyrannosaura Rex and a mysterious group called the Midnight Squires. As the group tries to take away the powerful orb that is in Lara's possession, an action-packed chase ensues! This issue is timed to coincide with the new Tomb Raider game, Tomb Raider: Legends, a complete re-invention of Lara Croft for the XBOX 360!
IDW continues their look back at some of the most beloved Transformers comics from years past. This special monthly series continues to present classic hard-to-find stories from the past two decades of Transformers comics. Nick Roche (Transformers Spotlight: Shockwave) once again presents a new cover recreation of the original cover art. This issue features the story, 'Gone But Not Forgotten!' originally presented in Marvel Comics' The Transformers #25! *Retailers: See your order form for special incentives
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN Penciled by TOM RANEY & BEN OLIVER Cover by TOM RANEY After the events of MAGNETIC NORTH and their recent encounter with the master of magnetism, our heroes kick back for a night on the town with their significant others. Meanwhile, Wolverine must face a dreaded foe from the past who comes back to haunt him with unbearable secrets that have been buried for years. Plus: The mysterious mutant called Magician is plunged into the world of the X-Men, adjusting quickly and making new friends fast. But there is something deeply sinister about the newcomer. Something only young Kitty Pryde notices. Let's hope she hasn't noticed too late. Meanwhile, is Jean Grey really the cosmic entity called Phoenix? And if so...what can be done about it...? Join new ULTIMATE X-MEN writer Robert Kirkman, ULTIMATE SECRET's Tom Raney and Vigilante's Ben Oliver as they take the Ultimate Universe's favorite mutants to dazzling new heights! Collects ULTIMATE X-MEN #66-71. 144 PGS./Rated A ...$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2019-X
by Adam Cogan & Ryan Cody The conflict brewing between Nick and Charlie Cobb finally reaches the boiling point. Cobb will do anything to get out from under Nick's thumb, but when Cobb betrays his student and hands him over to The Flying Ace, it turns out the famous hero has some plans of his own!
Written by Brett Lewis Art and cover by John Paul Leon It's the holiday season and Kris and Nina must attend Zuko's Christmas party. Too bad the Boy Scouts decide to spoil the festivities by attacking and killing most of Zuko's men. Drost turns to the Siberian for help, but will even he make a difference?

Written by GREG PAK Penciled by TYLER KIRKHAM Cover by MARC SILVESTRI The Phoenix is back! Or is it? Something's not quite right with the Stepford Cukoos and the X-Men better figure out what it is...and fast! Also, what does Weapon Plus have to do with all this? 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Brian K. Vaughan Art by Pia Guerra & Jose Marzan, Jr. Cover by Massimo Carnevale In the landmark fiftieth issue of the critically acclaimed series, the person, people or thing behind the plague that killed every man except for Yorick Brown is finally revealed! And with just ten more issues left, it's the beginning of the end… On sale October 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS



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