Arriving Wednesday 11/22/06

by Haynes, Vaughn, Diaz, and Corroney Presenting a special six-part 24 Season One prequel! In 24: Nightfall, future CTU agent Jack Bauer heads an elite Special Forces team sent to take down the mass murderer, Victor Drazen. But events in the war-torn former Yugoslavia quickly spiral out of control as the hunters become the hunted. The secrets behind Bauer's pivotal Operation: Nightfall mission are revealed here! Joe Corroney (Spike vs. Dracula) provides a special variant cover, too.
52 WEEK #29
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 26: 'How altruistic can you be when you're funded by LexCorp?' Plus, The Origin of Hawkman by Waid and Joe Bennett. WEEK 27: 'It's Jean Loring. Sue's murderer.' Plus, The Origin of Power Girl by Waid and Adam Hughes. WEEK 28: 'Maybe our time here is over. Red Tornado's gone walkabout.' Plus, The Origin of Catman by Waid and Dale Eaglesham. WEEK 29: 'Th-th-they're going to kill me. S-S-Supergirl's going to kill me.' 'That's - the BLACK MARVEL FAMILY?' Plus, The Origin of The Joker by Waid and Brian Bolland. WEEK 30: Get ready for the story you never expected! 'Batman...No More' - a full length 22-page adventure featuring Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Jason Todd and...Batwoman?!? 52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman…but not a year without heroes. Week 26 on sale November 1 • Week 27 on sale November 8 Week 28 on sale November 15 • Week 29 on sale November 22 Week 30 on sale November 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
Written by Geoff Johns & Richard Donner Art and cover by Adam Kubert The destined-to-be-classic tale of the Last Son of Krypton by Geoff Johns, Richard Donner and Adam Kubert continues! The explosive return of Bizarro threatens the future of Krypton's last son as Clark Kent and Lois Lane make one of the most heartbreaking decision of their lives. Plus, what does Lex Luthor have to do with all of this? On sale November 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, MARK O'ENGLISH, SEAN MCQUAID, MICHAEL HOSKIN, CHAD ANDERSON, STUART VANDAL, RONALD BYRD, ERIC J. MOREELS, ANTHONY FLAMINI, MIKE FICHERA, AL SJOERDSMA, RICH GREEN, CHRIS BIGGS & BILL LENTZ Cover by KEU CHA Featuring Stranger, Strong Guy, Stryfe, William Stryker, John Sublime, Suma-Ket, Sundown, Sunturion, Super-Skrull, Swarm, Swordsman, Talkback, Thanatos, Thor (Dargo), Tiboro, Time-Keepers, Timeslip, Tinkerer, Titanium Man, Titannus, Tombstone, Torgo, Turbo, Two-Gun Kid, Tyrant, Ultimo and more! 64 PGS. NO ADS!/Rated T+ ...$3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #536 Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY CIVIL WAR TIE-IN! 'THE WAR AT HOME' With Civil War in full-throttle mode, Spider-Man follows his conscience... and fast becomes a lightning rod for controversy. Unmasked and vunerable, this is Spider-Man as you've NEVER seen him! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
An all-new miniseries from the writer of Spike: Lost and Found and the artist of Angel: Old Friends! Angel's back on the job in Los Angeles, tracking a mysterious cult and working to solve a kidnapping. The only trouble is, a few old familiar faces keep showing up-faces he shouldn't really be seeing! And what does Spike have to do with it? Stephen Mooney (CSI: Dying in the Gutters) provides a variant cover, too. Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio. Retailers: see your order form for special incentives
by Johnny Ryan Johnny Ryan, current Master of the Low-Brow Comic, maintains the right to his title with the latest issue of Angry Youth Comix. This issue, subtitled 'Boobs Pooter's Jokepocalypse,' delivers all the dirty gag jokes you'd expect from something subtitled 'Boobs Pooter's Jokepocalypse.' No one can save you from the funny contained in this comic.
by James Abrams & Brett Marting 'A Tremor on the Web' Grim loses his tenuous grip on sanity and surrenders to psychotic rage - becoming even more ferocious than the brutal Lunatai. Violence, intrigue, bloodshed and madness continue to dominate the world as Archaic's second story-arc comes to an astonishing conclusion!
by James Kuhoric & Kevin Sharpe, & Various Return to the grueling horror of the Army of Darkness movie trilogy with this explosive new collection of the Old School story arc from the ongoing Army of Darkness series by writer James Kuhoric and artist Kevin Sharpe! Plus: this special trade paperback collection also includes the Tales of the Army of Darkness Monster-Sized Annual, featuring 48 pages of all-out horror and action from the Army of Darkness - five fantastic and terrible tales by the following creative teams: Shawn Spurlock & Paul Azaceta, James Kuhoric & Nick Bradshaw, James Kuhoric & Filip Sablik, and Robert Napton & Michael O'Hare. Plus: special guests Robert Kirkman… and Ryan Ottley! Also included is a cover gallery from Old School and the Tales Annual!
Written by JOE CASEY Penciled by WILL ROSADO Cover by DAVE JOHNSON Goliath! The Wasp! Hawkeye! The Black Panther! The Vision! They are... Earth's Mightiest Heroes?! Beginning a second look into the history of the Avengers in this all-new mini-series written by original EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES scribe, Joe Casey. A new team has risen to supplant the original legends -- and these members have to prove their worth all over again. Can Goliath withstand the pressures of leadership? Can the Black Panther reconcile his duties as both king and Avenger? Can Hawkeye survive his own dysfunctional love life? And will the public ever accept the Vision as a hero? An all-new, previously untold adventure featuring the mostly unlikely Avengers lineup of all! With covers by Dave Johnson (100 Bullets). 32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/ Rated A ...$3.99
by Various This volume of BLAB! features: a cover by Jonathan Rosen, and the BLAB! debut of popular artist Shag!; a full-color tribute to Bazooka Joe; Sue Coe and Judith Brody's '…And Not a Drop To Drink,' an exploration of the destruction of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast by angry gods of wind and water against a backdrop of war; Greg Clarke's 'The Pungent Gaul,' a surprisingly harrowing story of a Frenchman who smuggles illegal cheeses from his homeland into the United States and sells them on the black market; Drew Friedman's 4-pager 'Old Jewish Comedians' selected from his new Blab! Storybook; Peter Kuper's story of the various ways he's almost died; more 'Fetal Elvis' from Mark Landman; 'Max Vesta, Matchbook Artist,' the true story of the art and life of the unsung and little known (except to a few collectors and connoisseurs) master of the matchbook cover; Lou Brooks invites us into his 'Garden of Tongue-listing Twimericks' - your mouth will never be the same; Peter and Maria Hoey's 'Out of Nowhere,' the story of Coleman Hawkins and Django Reinhart's years in pre-WWII Paris; plus stories by Tim Biskup, Gary Baseman, Fred Stonehouse, Marc Rosenthal, Spain, Mats!, and Sergio Ruzzier.
Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers Art and cover by Duncan Rouleau The Beetle's back in El Paso, and his best friends are rolling out the welcome mat! Sort of. On sale November 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Garth Ennis Art and cover by Darick Robertson The Teenage Kix have learned who was responsible for their recent public relations nightmare - and it's payback time! But things won't go as planned for either side, as Hughie must cope with the horrors of war. On sale November 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Mac Rauch & W.D. Richter, Stephen Thompson, & Keith Williams Writer Mac Rauch and director W.D. Richter return to their creation with a brand new story! Part 3 of this rollicking saga concludes as Banzai, along with his Hong Kong Cavaliers, think outside of the box to make sure our world can safely go to sleep at night! Hearts are broken, a birth of something strange, a photo with a sad memory, a road trip with Uzi's, the Man in the Moon, an assault on a Lectroid stronghold, Tommy as Tarzan, unerring marksmanship, the taste of a good rope, and all that wrapped inside a riddle about an elephant! But when will they have the time to book the studio to record their next smash album? This 'Mr Toad's Wild-Ride' adventure screams (and then jumps with the world holding hands) to a conclusion that could only happen to our one of a kind scientist/hero/rock star…Buckaroo Banzai! Drawn by (Star Wars) Stephen Thompson, inks by (original Banzai inker!) Keith Williams! Covers by Dave Aikens and Michael Stribling are shipped in a 50/50 ratio.
Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by STEVE EPTING Cover by STEVE EPTING It was Wizard's book of the year for 2005; now, fan-favorite artist Steve Epting rejoins Top Ten writer Ed Brubaker for an action-packed thriller in London, as Captain America travels across the Atlantic in search of his old partner - a story that will see him fighting side-by-side with some very old friends. But Cap and the Winter Soldier aren't the only ones taking the journey abroad. Crossbones and Sin are on a path of revenge that's leading them in the exact same direction! And what of General Lukin and his 'relationship' with the Red Skull? Collects CAPTAIN AMERICA #18-21. 104 PGS./Rated T+ ... $10.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2225-7 These CAPTAIN AMERICA GRAPHIC NOVELS STILL AVAILABLE! CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER VOL. 1...$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1920-5) CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER VOL. 2...$19.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1921-3) CAPTAIN AMERICA: RED MENACE VOL. 1...$11.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2321-0)
Written by Scott Cunningham, Robbie Busch and Jim Alexander Art by by Gary Fields, Christopher Cook, Matt Jenkins and others Cover by Robert Pope & Mike DeCarlo Look out, Endsville! Aliens are coming, and Grim, Billy and Mandy are your only chance of survival! On sale November 22 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
Inside the belly of an abandoned Russian missile silo hides the secret that'll unravel the tangle of lies beating inside the blackened heart of CASANOVA. Fathers and sons, sons and daughters, friend and foe alike collide in this, the beginning of the end. Bangs! Whimpers! Weapons of mass destruction hidden for sixty years! CASANOVA! RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE 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
by Rick Remender & Carlos Rafael Stranded behind enemy lines, Boomer and Starbuck aid a desperate group of abandoned colonials against a superior Cylone force. Can the two warriors let the Galactica know they're still alive while waging war with the Cylons? This issue features covers by Dave Dorman (50%) and Carlos Rafael (50%). Also available is a limited edition 'Cylon' Silver Foil cover version!
Deep in the Zamorian hills, a savage tribe of inbred man-beasts has captured Conan and the beautiful Jiara. Into a dank hall caved from the rocky earth the Cimmerian and his buxom companion must descend to please and entertain the lord of these twisted half-breeds-the abominable Spider King! A monstrous climax to this two-part tale, with bloody consequences for all, told in the Robert E. Howard tradition by the celebrated storytellers Timothy Truman, Cary Nord, and Dave Stewart.
Written by Chuck Dixon Art and cover by Derec Donovan Don't miss the first issue of an explosive new miniseries written by Chuck Dixon (ROBIN, NIGHTWING) with art by Derec Donovan (Jubilee)! An archery contest beckons Oliver Queen's bow-bending son Connor Hawke to the far end of the globe. Accompanied by his old pal Eddie Fyers, Connor accepts the invitation. But a much darker game is afoot, and Connor's life will never be the same! On sale November 22 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Michael Wright
Written by Steve Niles Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong Cover by Justiniano Batman guest stars as the Creeper investigates an abandoned, Alcatraz-like prison called the Gotham Tombs. Plus, if Ryder misses an episode of 'You Are Wrong,' will Vera take Jack's job? Get ready for a serious dose of Creeper-style monsters and mayhem! On sale November 1 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by MICHAEL LARK Cover by LEE BERMEJO THE DEVIL TAKES A RIDE - Part 3 of 5. Daredevil finally gets close to the answers he seeks, but before he finds out the truth, he'll have to face down two villains both out for his blood -- TOMBSTONE and the all-new, all-different MATADOR! Brought to you by the fan-favorite team of Brubaker and Lark! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
DEAD AT 17 VOL 2 #2
by Josh Howard Zachary Pitch's inherited estate lies in ruins after being struck by a large meteorite. But that may be the least of his problems The girl he's responsible for killing is now miraculously alive and well and could possibly implicate him in the crime. Meanwhile, Asia begins to notice that things aren't quite the same since her accident.
by Jennie Breeden Find out what happens when Jennie meets 'The Pirate' in issue six of The Devil's Panties! This book is packed full of angel and devil girl action, bondage fetish fairy parties, boys having LAN parties (it's not nearly as dirty as it sounds), and late night clubbing in Boston. Jen also discovers that Customer Service really is the seventh circle of Hell!
Writers: Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman Artist: Steve Kurth Cover Artist: A-Steve Kurth, B-Tyler Walpole Adapting Weis' and Hickman's fantasy epic! As Sturm Brightblade is forced to choose between the Order he reveres and the friends he loves, the lovers are torn between duty and passion, and the Companions journey to the most revered spot in all of Krynn: the Tomb of Huma! The secret concealed there will stagger them, and perhaps, bestow them a priceless gift!
'DECADES' Her clan destroyed, her family murdered by vampires, Chinatsu, a once-proud female ninja, had nothing left to live for... save revenge. In this centuries-spanning tale of bloodlust and betrayal, Chinatsu, now a vampire herself, tracks the dark lord that turned her all those long years ago. Immortality has only made her need for vengeance stronger as she follows him across the globe, through myriad time periods, battling the undead minions that rise up to stop her.
by Windsor McCay This oversized edition collects Winsor McCay's Saturday Dream of the Rarebit Feind strips form 1904-1911, each presented in enlarged format for the first time and printed to 98% of their original size. Features 190 cartoons in all. Limited to 1,000 copies.
Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together-mass hysteria! It must be the end of days as Dwight T. Albatross takes on his own Goon anthology series! The first issue brought you the stylings of actor/comedian Patton Oswalt teamed with the legendary Mike Ploog. The second issue follows suit, teaming comedian Brian Posehn (also from Comedy Central's Comedians of Comedy and Mr. Show) with hotshot horror artist and rising-star Tony Moore (The Walking Dead, The Exterminators, Fear Agent) But that's not all! This issue also brings you a hilarious Dean Martin-style celebrity roast of the Goon, written by B.P.R.D.'s own John Arcudi with the sleek and edgy line-work of the great Kevin Nowlan, and a brilliantly dark and funny short from the mind of Hilary Barta. Meanwhile Powell, Sniegoski, and Farmer bring us part two of their three-part serial 'Peg Leg Full of Heaven' featuring the Little Unholy Bastards. The Goon™ © 2006 Eric Powell.
by Cosby & Nelson & Scott During World War II the Nazis employed a machine known as The Enigma Cipher to decrypt and encrypt their communications. Now, when a grad student cracks the code she discovers that the Enigma Cipher is still in use. When her professor and classmates are suddenly killed, she is thrust into a global conspiracy involving members at the highest level of government! Cover by Jeff Johnson.
Written by TONY BEDARD Pencils and Cover by PAUL PELLETIER 'SUPERGUARDIANS' The Imperial Guard is dead. So who better to fill their intergalactic shoes than the Exiles?! The world-jumping heroes find themselves in a battle against a being that has killed Galactus. That being: An evil Silver Surfer! Part 2 (of 2)! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Written by ALAN DAVIS Pencils and Cover by ALAN DAVIS Alan Davis writes and pencils the final story of Marvel's first family! Even the strongest family can be torn apart by tragedy-and in the futuristic world of tomorrow, the members of the once-Fantastic Four are divided and vulnerable to opponents from their past. What events could have caused the FF to go their separate ways, and how does their disbanding set the stage for a conflict that will send shockwaves across the galaxy and beyond? 32 PGS. (each)/Rated T+ ...$2.99 (each) Also Available: Rough Cut Edition of #1!
by Krul, Turnbull, Regla, & Mounts On the verge of losing their entire race to the destructive might of Maylander and his forces, only one hope remains to avoid total annihilation. However, the price of victory is high, with the cost of many lives - even as one of their closest allies falls! The time has arrived! It's Aspen versus Maylander in a final showdown! Only one will walk away victorious - and nothing will ever be the same again!
by Hiromu Arakawa Barry the Chopper has been captured by Colonel Mustang's troops. Fearing he will reveal the Philosopher's Stone conspiracy, Gluttony and Lust decide to kill him! Though Colonel Mustang has anticipated their moves and set up an ambush, Gluttony and Lust prove too powerful and easily fight their way through to Barry. In a terrible battle, a badly injured Colonel Mustang sacrifices all in a last-ditch attempt to stop Lust! Rating: T
by Boothby & Kazaleh After making a delivery to the offices of one of Fry and Bender's favorite TV shows, The Scary Door, the Planet Express crew find themselves transported to a parallel dimension of sight and sound, talking dolls, and roadside diners and dates with Death and a lot of ironic plot twists! Will they ever escape? Ironically, not until they make plans to stay!
BOOK FOURTEEN: HOT Q-BALL BREAK ADAM ARCHER returns home! The TRIAD'S plan revealed! The fate of the Earth hangs in the balance! THE TORMENTOR makes a fortuitous discovery buried in Akron, Ohio! The return of BASIL DISCORDIA! The cosmic destiny of NEELA ARCHER! This one's got it all! GØDLAND IS THE NEW DRUG OF CHOICE!
by Roman Dirge Serpents and spiders, tail of rat, call in the spirits wherever they're at. Slave Labor Graphic's hit Haunted Mansion comic book series returns for its chill-inducing fifth issue! Roman Dirge supplies a cover and the 'Mystery of the Manse' story reaches its penultimate chapter. All this, plus more whistle-past-the-graveyard fun stories featuring a few of the mansion's 999 residents just in time for Halloween.
Written by Walter Simonson Art by Joe Bennett Cover by Howard Chaykin Hawkgirl may have reached the end of the line, when a refugee from the Rann-Thanagar War shows her the only way out of his makeshift cage/prison could be in a body bag! On sale November 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by ALEXANDER IRVINE Penciled by RUSSELL BRAUN Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM 'Equinox,' Part 2 of 5 When the Son of Satan is your best option, God help you. New Orleans. The Big Easy. The membrane between our world and the underworld has always been a little thinner here. Now, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the outpouring of human misery has drawn demons like sharks to a bloodbath. Demons who work for someone--or something--that's harvesting body parts in a furious race toward unspeakable purposes. For Daimon Hellstorm, this means one thing: It's hunting season. Like Sun Tzu said, 'Some battles can be won without firing a single arrow. All you need to do is sow chaos.' And who better to do that than the Son of Satan? This is the Son of Satan as you've never seen him before, brought to you by acclaimed novelist Alexander Irvine (The Narrows), with searing art by Russell Braun (Animal Man) and Klaus Janson. 32 PGS./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
Written by JUSTIN GRAY & JIMMY PALMIOTTI Art by FRANCIS PORTELLA & TOM PALMER Cover by WILLIAM TUCCI Following her escape from prison, criminal mastermind Celia Ricadonna sets out to systematically assassinate the HEROES FOR HIRE, starting with Tarantula! Meanwhile, Shang Chi leads the investigation into the Skrull organ transplants and the mysterious corporation behind them. Part 1 (of 2) 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
NYC Homicide Detective Victor Dailey lost his wife to cancer, and he's now a barely functioning alcoholic. Knowing that he needs a change of scenery, Dailey has decided to retire early and move away from NYC. Unfortunately for Dailey, a ravenous vampire army has launched an all-out attack against Manhattan. And no one is getting out alive. RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy Cover by James Jean Captive Fables, divided into dozens of four-man escape teams, have scattered to the four winds, throwing the evil librarians of the Golden Boughs Retirement Village into chaos. But before Jack can lead his escape team to safety he first has to defeat the perusing Bagmen in single, unarmed combat. Here's the problem though: No one has ever defeated a Bagman in single unarmed combat! On sale November 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Garth Ennis, Jeevan King, cover by Yoshitako Amano The deadliest man on earth is having dinner, and you're invited! Just don't be surprised if no one lives to see dessert. An Ancient seal is broken, a terrible curse is laid upon all humanity, and the seven men who might be able to save us all are doing their best to kill each other.
Written by Scott Beatty Art by Rags Morales & Michael Bair Cover by Morales Part 1 of the 2-part 'Skin Game,' written by Scott Beatty (BATGIRL: YEAR ONE) with art by Rags Morales & Michael Bair (IDENTITY CRISIS)! The stolen body-part market is booming in the metahuman world, as a series of mysterious 'thefts' involving the enhanced working 'parts' of various metahumans draws the interest of Dr. Mid-Nite himself! On sale November 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Story FRANK BEDDOR & LIZ CAVALIER Art & Cover BEN TEMPLESMITH 32 PAGES FC NOVEMBER 22 $3.99 'RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE'-In the final installment of the first mini-series Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan tracks the stolen child to a malevolent orphanage for lost girls run by the elegantly abusive Baroness Dvonna. Discover what secrets and horrors Hatter finds inside the grey, cloistered halls as he desperately searches for Alyss.
Written by Garth Ennis Art by Carlos Ezquerra Cover by Glenn Fabry It's a duel to the death as Kev and his mate Danny battle a truckload of mercs and one nasty ninja! Even with a man-eating tiger on their side, do these former S.A.S.ers have a chance at success? On sale November 22 •4 of 5 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by TOM DEFALCO, ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA, JEFF PARKER, MIKE CAREY, SHAENON GARRITY, ROY THOMAS & CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA, ROGER CRUZ, DUNCAN ROULEAU, REILLY BROWN, MIKE PERKINS, ROGER LANGRIGE, ROSS ANDIO & JOHN BYRNE Cover by STUART IMMONEN It's that time of year again - or it will be when this book comes out - and this digest delivers six stories sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Industry legend Tom DeFalco (SPIDER-GIRL) and artist Takeshi Miyazawa bring you a riff on the classic 'A Christmas Carol' starring Spider-Man, and rising star Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN) writes two tales: Artist Duncan Roleau draws a story showing the many ways in which the members of the Fantastic Four celebrate the holidays, and Roger Cruz illustrates a merry mutant holiday spectacular! Plus: The New Avengers battle an Ultron robot programmed to believe it's Santa Claus, courtesy of Jeff Parker (Interman, AGENTS OF ATLAS) and hot newcomer Reilly Brown! Then, writer Mike Carey (X-MEN, ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR) joins artist Mike Perkins (CAPTAIN AMERICA, SPELLBINDERS) to take the Fantastic Four on a wild ride! Finally, webcomics superstar Shaenon Garrity (Narbonic) joins indy comics legend Roger Langridge (Fred the Clown, MARVEL MONSTERS: FIN FANG FOOM) for just the sort of insanity they're known for! Collects MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2004-2005, plus classic yuletide yarns from MARVEL TEAM-UP #1 (1971) & UNCANNY X-MEN #143 (1980} 144 PGS./All Ages ... $7.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2300-8
ASTONISHING X-MEN #13 NEW X-MEN: ACADEMY X #14 HOUSE OF M #8 (PART 2) 72 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS In September 1970, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby - the two guys who built the Marvel Universe - closed out their run of 102 consecutive regular issues of FANTASTIC FOUR. That's a standard of consistency that has stood at Marvel ever since - until December, when Marvel publishes ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #103, the record-breaking comic featuring the union of writer BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and artist MARK BAGLEY! Milestones like this demand the red-carpet treatment, and Bendis and Bagley are getting it in this special issue of MARVEL SPOTLIGHT! We'll cover these two singular creators and their careers at Marvel - including Bendis' work on NEW AVENGERS, DAREDEVIL and ALIAS, plus his Icon title POWERS. And Bagley is a Marvel veteran of long standing, so we'll talk about his varied career as an artist on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, NEW WARRIORS and THUNDERBOLTS! Be there to celebrate Bendis, Bagley and their special run on ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #47 RUNAWAYS #12 HOUSE OF M #8 (PART 1) 72 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99
Written by FRANK TIERI Penciled by JIM CALAFIORE Cover by MICHAEL RYAN 'UNREDEEMED' Part 1 (of 3) Can a man really change who he is? Can he erase the past and set forth on a new future for himself? The Juggernaut has tried to make his way as a hero, but there are voices in him that are pulling him back to villainous ways. Will Juggernaut give in to the temptation? 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Written by GRANT MORRISON Penciled by FRANK QUITELY, ETHAN VAN SCIVER, IGOR KORDEY, TOM DERENICK, JOHN PAUL LEON, PHIL JIMENEZ, KERON GRANT, CHRIS BACHALO, MARC SILVESTRI & LEINIL FRANCIS YU Cover by FRANK QUITELY Sixteen million mutants dead - and that was just the beginning! In one bold stroke, writer Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, JLA, FANTASTIC FOUR: 1234) propelled the X-Men into the 21st century - masterminding a challenging new direction for Marvel's mutant heroes that began with the destruction of Genosha and never let up. Regarded as the most innovative thinker of the current comic-book renaissance, Morrison proceeded to turn the mutant-hero genre on its ear. Gone were the gaudy spandex costumes - replaced by slick, black leather and an attitude to match. Now, his entire Eisner Award-nominated run on NEW X-MEN is collected in one deluxe hardcover! Collects NEW X-MEN #114-154 and ANNUAL 2001. 1096 PGS./Rated T+ ...$99.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2326-1
In this double-sized anniversary issue, artists from the series' past, present and future each contribute a glimpse into the Noble family's future as one of the Nobles ricochets through time.
In keeping with our tradition of not spilling even the slightest detail of what happens in upcoming issues of the Perhapanauts, we humbly submit the following totally fake listing. Enjoy! Tonight on The Perhapanauts: Second Chances . . . Big wakes up in the shower only to find out that the past three issues were all a dream! While on vacation in Las Vegas, Molly and MG accidentally get married by an ordained Elvis. And Choopie becomes attached to a stray dog only to be heartbroken when the owner arrives to claim him. Choopie and the little boy argue over who loves the pooch more, but eventually Choopie does (almost) the right thing and returns the little dog to the boy . . . sans blood. Praise for the first Perhapanauts series: • ' Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau are clearly having a great time with this miniseries, and I had a lot of fun with it, too.' -Brandon Carcia, The New Mexican magazine
The cops bust Patch pick-pocketing the boardwalk but the Pirates sail to his rescue in their bad mother Pirate van! The cops give good chase but they are no match for Knievel's 3 GEARS OF REVERSE-- Oh, yeah! Then it's free food at a hot dog eating contest until the barfing starts. Can comics really be this awesome? Yep.
by Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis, & Julia Bax Captain Valor! The Grim Knight! Mauve Visitor! Mr. Brilliant! Earth Goddess! And introducing The Fighting Man! Now it can be told for the first time - how the Planetary Brigade formed! A three issue mini-series telling three different stories from three different eras of the Brigade, but featuring one single villain, the nefarious Mister Master! In this issue, a brigade is formed and a brigadeer quits! More Bwah-ha-hilarity from Giffen and DeMatteis, a follow-up to the sold-out critical fan favorite Planetary Brigade mini-series! Available in 'Old School' and 'New School' cover versions!
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #1 Written by MATT FRACTION Art & Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI Hey there, Marvel Universe. He's back...with a vengeance. Taking no prisoners. Literally. With Civil War in full throttle mode, Frank Castle is feeling the heat. His safe houses have been raided, his munitions seized, and he's square in the crosshairs of a Marvel Universe big gun who always gets his man. Until now, this wasn't Frank's war. But when Spandex-clad baddies start carrying badges...well, lets' just say that's something the Punisher can't abide. Brought to you by rising star Matt Fraction (THE LAST OF THE INDEPENDANTS), with eye-popping art by superstar artist Ariel Olivetti (LAST AVENGERS STORY). 32 PGS./NO ADS/ Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Danny Bilson, Paul DiMeo & Adam Brody Art by Jerry Ordway & Al Vey Cover by Jerry Ordway/Variant cover by Darwyn Cooke Writers Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo (THE FLASH: FASTEST MAN ALIVE) and comics-newcomer Adam Brody (star of The O.C.) - with art by fan-favorite Jerry Ordway (TOP 10: BEYOND THE FARTHEST PRECINCT, JSA) & inker Al Vey - present what's sure to be the most talked-about miniseries of the fall. RED MENACE is a story of heroes and the corrupt leaders they must take a stand against! Los Angeles, 1953: Home to bent cops, smooth criminals, and curvaceous starlets; where the glamour and wealth of Hollywood and Beverly Hills collide with the crime and grit of Chinatown. Amidst this startling contrast, American ideals are under siege by Joseph McCarthy and the H.U.A.C. trials, rooting out communist threats where ever they may lie - even in the ranks of the super heroic! Can there be any doubt about the loyalties of L.A.'s greatest and most patriotic hero, the Eagle? America is about to find out the hard way! Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Jerry Ordway & Al Vey; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by Darwyn Cooke, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale November 22 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Scott Peterson
by Steve Niles & Kieron Dwyer When the world goes mad, a blackjack dealer and an exotic dancer are mysteriously spared. But now they're trapped in Reno, surrounded by a veritable army of the undead - and with no idea what might wait for them beyond the city limits if they can escape. Are they the last man and woman on Earth? And if so, how long can they last? Mind-shattering horror from Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and Kieron Dwyer (Last of the Independents)!
Written by BRIAN VAUGHAN Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA Cover by JO CHEN 'LIVE FAST, Part One of Three' Artist and co-creator Adrian Alphona returns! Still reeling from the events of YOUNG AVENGERS/RUNAWAYS, the teenage heroes must now confront a horrific new enemy who threatens to tear the team apart. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
'IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, DIE, DIE AGAIN' Back in the big city, Sam Noir is hot on the high-heels of the broad who offed his dame. Armed with the truth and a belly full of vengeance, he must scale a high-rise stronghold for a rooftop rumble to the death!
by Cho, Murray, & Homs In this final issue, Sonja faces off for the last time with the Ice Queen and her army of neanderthals and Yetis, but will the fiery warrior woman prevail against a witch whose blood flows like ice? This month features a fabulous cover art from series cover artist and storyteller Frank Cho (50%), Stjepan Sejic (25%) and interior artist Homs (25%)!
by Black Olive When death strikes most of us end up in a grave situation. Some check into the wooden Waldorf, take a dirt nap, buy the farm, push up daisies, and go into the fertilizer business. However, every so often, a little girl will realize she doesn't feel quite ready to shuffle off this mortal coil - and so instead of giving up the ghost she begins an awfully big adventure!
Written by Joe Kubert, Bob Haney, Frank Robbins, Robert Kanigher, David Michelinie and Archie Goodwin Art by Kubert, Jack Sparling, Gerry Talaoc and others Cover by Ken Barr Assuming a wide variety of disguises to battle the Nazis, the Unknown Soldier plunges deep behind enemy lines in this 560-page black-and-white SHOWCASE trade, collecting stories from his first appearance in STAR-SPANGLED WAR STORIES #151 to issue #190. Advance-solicited; on sale November 22 • 560 pg, B&W $16.99 US
by DiGerolamo, Dini, Dorkin, & Rogers Bongo proudly presents the first of many seasonal specials to come with this comic cornucopia of winter-themed stories. Find out what Santa Claus really thinks of the people of Springfield; shovel snow with Angry Dad; celebrate Hannukah with Krusty; go Christmas caroling with Bart, Lisa, and Milhouse; find out if Homer can keep his New Year's resolutions; and more! Plus, this one-of-a-kind issue also comes with a one-of-a-kind picture frame! It's a winter wonderland of spirited Simpsons this November!
by Shekar Kapur, Zeb Wells, Michael Gaydos, & Sheetal Patil Jessica remains the captive of J. Harker, leader of the 68 reincarnated men responsible for the birth of the Snake Woman. Their individual destinies require that they destroy each other, so how will Jessica react when Harker offers her an alternative, an alternative that will turn Jessica Peterson into a cold blooded killer!
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER Pencils and Cover TAKESHI MIYAZAWA The school paper wants to print a piece on Midtown High's two biggest flirts. So, naturally, that means in-depth interviews with Harry Osborn and...Mary Jane Watson?! 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99
Secret motivations and a troubled history are revealed in this standalone story of fear, neglect, and betrayal in the Old Republic! After the great Sith War, one Jedi dedicated herself to training only the most gifted seers in hopes of foretelling and preventing the return of the Sith. But obsession with her mission led to oversight elsewhere, allowing dark influences to take hold amidst the Jedi order. Now, events have been set in motion that cannot be undone, the consequences of which will rewrite the fate of the entire galaxy! • The flagship series of Dark Horse's exciting relaunch of its Star Wars publishing line, celebrating the company's twentieth anniversary. • Continuing the ongoing monthly series set four thousand years before the rise of the Empire and the fall of Anakin Skywalker (and eight years prior to the events in the Knights of the Old Republic video game). • A great starting point for anyone interested in following the Star Wars saga beyond the films. • Every issue contains concise 'story-so-far' information for first-time readers.
Written by Mark Waid Art by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray Cover by Kitson The team struggles against a Legion of Super-Powered Villains that may be connected to the mysteries surrounding Supergirl. Plus, the return of a Legionnaire you never thought you'd see again. And just who is Tarik the Mute? On sale November 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Jeph Loeb Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino A new softcover collecting the blockbuster story 'Absolute Power,' originally presented in SUPERMAN/BATMAN #14-18! In this reality-bending tale, Superman and Batman rule Earth with an iron fist. Before long, the World's Finest Duo is sent careening through a series of bizarre alternate earths, facing an assortment of classic DC characters including Kamandi, Sgt. Rock, Haunted Tank, and many more! Advance-solicited; on sale November 8 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US
Written by Rick Veitch, Jamie Delano and Stephen Bissette Art by Rick Veitch, Alfredo Alcala, Tom Mandrake and others Cover by John Totleben Collecting issues #77-81 of the series that helped to lay the foundation for the Vertigo line, ths volume follows the Avatar of the Green and Abby as they prepare for the birth of their child - only to have an alien intelligence rip the Swamp Thing away from his home just when he's needed the most. This collection also reprints the 41-page 'Distant Cousins' story from SWAMP THING ANNUAL #3, featuring the all-ape adventures of the DCU's most famous anthropoids. Advance-solicited; on sale November 22 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
20th Anniversary Celebration! Part two of the adaptation of the classic 1986 TRANSFORMERS movie finds OPTIMUS PRIME dead, the AUTOBOTS barely surviving and MEGATRON reborn-bigger, better, and badder than ever! Written by long-time GEN ONE scribe Bob Budiansky and illustrated by TRANSFORMERS fan-fave Don Figueroa. 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 a special incentive
by CLAMP The latest chapter of the top-selling series-set in an alternate reality of heroic and romantic characters on a magical quest.
Travelers beware-your next vacation may be your last! Tying into Fox Atomic's theatrical film, Turistas, starring Josh Duhamel (NBC's Las Vegas) and Melissa George (Amityville Horror), Turistas: The Other Side of Paradise explores the dark, brutal, and bloody secrets that lurk behind the world's most exotic travel destinations…
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils and Cover by MARK BAGLEY 'CLONE SAGA' The revelations continue as we learn the secrets of Ben Reilly! Peter Parker tries his best to evade capture by Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D., plus-the transformation of Mary Jane Watson-into what?! And just for good measure-the scarlet sicko, Carnage, goes on the rampage! Part 5 (of 7) 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Jusin Gray Art and cover by Daniel Acuña The covert agency SHADE unleashes a new metahuman threat that leaves the Freedom Fighters powerless! Can Uncle Sam save his team from certain doom? On sale November 22 • 5 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Various In Romano Scarpa's 'Good For Goodness' Sake,' Duckburg offers a huge cash prize for Christmas generosity. Soon Scrooge, Donald, and the Beagle Boys are trying to feed their greed... by repressing it! Stefan Printz-Påhlson's and Daniel Branca's 'Operation: Vesuvius' tells of the Ducks' Christmastime efforts to neutralize Magica De Spell. And 'Return of the Terror' brings back Tachyon Farflung, the master thief from outer space!
The evil spirit of Jei is back, and Gen and Stray Dog are in big trouble! Internationally acclaimed storyteller Stan Sakai returns to the story of Inazuma, the swordswoman who has been possessed by Jei's demonic spirit. Unaware of this, our two favorite bounty hunters are hot on the trail, competing for the purse on Inazuma's head . . . and unfortunately for them, they've just found her! The rhino's last encounter with the murderous Black Soul left him with a fierce shoulder wound that never fully healed. Will he be an asset to Stray Dog in this fight-or a liability? And will the pair be able to stop quarreling long enough to focus on defeating Inazuma? Find out in 'The Return of the Black Soul,' this month in Usagi Yojimbo! • Master storyteller Stan Sakai has won many industry awards over the past 20 years of Usagi, including a Parents' Choice Award, an Inkpot Award, multiple Eisner Awards, a 2004 Young Adult Library Services Association award, and the prestigious National Cartoonists Society Comic Book Division Award. Usagi Yojimbo™ © 2006 Stan Sakai.
by Stephen R. Buell The return of Jesus brings big ratings and even bigger chaos. The Second Coming brings anarchy to the streets, and Keisha Bell and her friends find themselves in the middle of the storm. Attempting to avoid the madness, Bell finds there may be an inescapable link between herself and the events at hand. Collecting the critically-acclaimed indie hit of 2004, this collected edition includes a cover gallery, a new interview with the creator and a host of other extras.
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover by CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN July 26 • 32 pg • BW • $2.99 Surrounded.
by Stan Yan This coming of age story recounts Eugene's transition from college to the corrupt world of unscrupulous sales people, con artists, and cults. Meanwhile, he attempts to deal with the loss of his girlfriend... to his mom. As the two women in his life discover themselves, and each other, Eugene searches for his identity, uncovering secrets of our corrupt world along the way, with his strange new friend, Sue Anne Potts. MATURE THEMES SC, 96pgs, B&W
'CIVIL WAR' AFTERMATH One of comics most controversial events soldiers on into 2007! What happens to the Marvel Universe once the last shot is fired? Who lives, who dies and what lives will be altered forever? Find out, as Wizard reports straight from the frontlines. WIZARD'S BEST OF 2006 Wizard announces its selections for the Best of 2006! What publisher ruled the racks? What's going to be the best series of the year? Who's the best writer and artist of the past 12 months? Did Infinite Crisis take home the award for best mini-series? Did Civil War serve up the greatest moment in comics this year? Pick up this issue and let the great debates begin! MAN OF THE YEAR-2006 What single individual had the greatest impact on comics this past year? Was it Marvel's Joe Quesada? DC's Dan DiDio? Was it writers Brian Michael Bendis, Keith Giffen, Mark Millar or Geoff Johns who left the biggest stamp? Did John Cassaday, Steve McNiven, Jim Lee or Cary Nord make the biggest impact? We'll bestow this impressive honor on only ONE creator! WIZARD HAS IT ALL! Just because we're naming our best of 2006 doesn't mean we've forgotten what's hot in comics right now! We're about to hit the halfway mark of DC's nail-biting weekly series event 52, so we'll take a look back at what's already happened, and we'll peek into the future to see what's coming up! Also, we've got the latest reports on Marvel's universe-fracturing event Civil War, a look at the upcoming 'Ghost Rider' movie starring Nicolas Cage, as well as some holiday humor and gift guides just in time for the holidays! Whew! This ish is so jam-packed, you'll need a wheelbarrow to cart it around! __Cover (Upcoming Marvel Movie photo collage) $5.99 __Cover (Civil War: Iron Man/Captain America) $5.99
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM Pencils & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS Epilogue to 'Vendetta' Logan's survived a plane crash, near-decapitation and being burned alive. The question is... HOW? In this special epilogue to the sellout smash Civil War tie-in arc, the answers start to unfold. Think you know everything there is to know about Marvel's most popular mutant? Think again. Logan's newest mystery begins here. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99
Written by Allan Heinberg Art and cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson The adventures of the all-new Wonder Woman continue in Part 3 of the 5-part 'Who is Wonder Woman' as three of her predecessor's most powerful enemies unite to declare war on the Amazing Amazon. But when Wonder Woman attempts to answer their challenge, she discovers a heroic figure from her past literally beating her to the punch. But who is the gods' new avatar? And where does that leave the new Wonder Woman?
edited by Rebecca Migdal, Tom Keough, Nicole Schulman, & Seth Tobocman What do New Orleans and Baghdad have in common? One, a victim of Hurricane Katrina, a 'natural disaster' caused by Global Warming, and governmental neglect. The other is a city ravaged by an unnecessary war fueled by corporate greed and our addiction to oil. The radical artists of World War 3 Illustrated take on these issues of man-made disasters, and what hope we have to stop the cycles of violence and environmental destruction. With contributions by: James Romberger, Art Speigelman, Sabrina Jones, Seth Tobocman, Penny Allen, Mac McGill, and many more. This book features cover art by Nicole Schulman.
Written by PETER DAVID Pencils & Cover by PABLO RAIMONDI Remember X-Factor #87? 'X-Aminations,' the analysis issue? Sure you do. Everybody does. Well, Peter David and new regular artist Pablo Raimondi evoke memories of that classic tale with 'Re-X-Aminations' as the new team unloads their hopes, fears and darkest secrets to an attentive Doc Samson. If anyone who read the previous series isn't reading the current one, this is the issue to bring them on board. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Brian K. Vaughan Art by Pia Guerra, Jose Marzan, Jr. and Goran Sudzuka Cover by Massimo Carnevale Collecting issues #43-48 of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's award-winning Vertigo series, KIMONO DRAGONS brings the hunt for Ampersand - the monkey who could unlock the mystery of the male-killing plague - to its explosive climax, as the last man on Earth and his companions finally reach Japan and discover the truth behind Ampersand's abduction. Advance-solicited; on sale November 22 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
An all-new tale of zombies and katanas! They began to appear just three days ago, and now Los Angeles is a city overcrowded by zombies. In the Coliseum Refugee Camp, thousands of survivors are waiting for an evacuation that never comes. Between them are Brad, the student; Paquita, the barrio girl; Lonzo the gangsta, and the always-smiling martial arts master, Shigeru... and they'll have to join forces to survive the zombies and the other refugees! Also featuring a special 7-page bonus story at no additional cost-War of the Undead: The Prelude, by Karney's Bryan Johnson and Walter Flanagan, which leads into January's three-issue War of the Undead miniseries!



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