Arriving Wednesday 1/17/07

52 WEEK #37
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 Variant cover on WEEK 35 by J.G. Jones The New Year begins with the deadliest day Metropolis has ever seen - and by the end of the month a villain will stand revealed, a hero will fall in the outer reaches of the galaxy…and the reveal of Supernova will deepen his mysteries even further. WEEK 35: Art by Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning, plus The Origin of Black Canary by Waid and Howard Chaykin. WEEK 36: Art by Chris Batista & Jack Jadson, plus The Origin of Green Arrow by Waid and Tim Sale. WEEK 37: Art by Patrick Olliffe & Drew Geraci; plus The Origin of Firestorm by Waid and Jamal Igle. WEEK 38: Art by Shawn Moll & Jadson; plus The Origin of Red Tornado by Waid and Phil Jimenez. WEEK 39: Art by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose; plus, The Origin of Mr. Terrific by Waid and Dave Johnson. Retailers: 52 WEEK 35 will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. Both covers are by J.G. Jones; one copy of the Variant Edition may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. 52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman…but not a year without heroes. Week 35 on sale January 3 • Week 36 on sale January 10 • Week 37 on sale January 17 Week 38 on sale January 24 • Week 39 on sale January 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
NOW IN PAPERBACK! Before DAWN, Before CLAWS, there was CRY FOR DAWN, JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER's short story anthology of dark modern nightmares. ANGRY CHRIST COMICS collects these essential tales. First published in the early '90s, many fans consider these often feature-length horror stories to be LINSNER's best work. RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
Written by Kurt Busiek Art by Phil Winslade & Butch Guice Cover by Guice The young Aquaman must contend with a foe from his namesake's past in 'The Way of the Fisherman.' But this villain is surprisingly different from the adversary of old!
by Mike Pellowski & Stan Goldberg 'The Fast Track to Success': Move over Danica Patrick! You've got nothing on Betty Cooper, and Indianapolis has nothing on the Riverdale 500! Mr. Lodge is the proud sponsor of one of the swiftest motor sports teams around, but his pride runs out of gas when one of his rivals lures away his top driver and pit crew! Not to worry though: Betty Cooper has offered to get behind the wheel, with Archie and the gang as her makeshift pit crew! Does Betty have what it takes to out-race the overconfident male drivers? Rev up your engines for action and excitement in this fast-paced tale!
Penciled by WILLIAM ROSADO Cover by DAVE JOHNSON The Super-Adaptoid has gone underground, and Hank Pym has stared down his deepest demons. And when the mysterious Yellowjacket arrives on the scene... why do the Avengers have to act like they don't know him? And how does his appearance lead to the most surreal super hero wedding in Marvel history? All the answers are here! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99
Written by Paul Pope Art and cover by Pope Collecting the acclaimed 4-issue miniseries by visionary creator Paul Pope (SOLO)! In Gotham City, 2039, a federal agent is murdered, leaving the Batman, a forgotten icon from the past, wanted for the murder. And as a special bonus, Pope's 'Berlin Batman' story set in 1939, from BATMAN CHRONICLES
by Pak & Raynor This issue is a great jumping on point as it begins the second storyarc from writer Greg (Planet Hulk) Pak and Nigel Raynor, all heading towards issue #12 and the conclusion of the first year of all-new stories from the all-new Battlestar Galactica! This month, the crew faces an unexpected new challenge in the form of a group of scavenging pirates, adrift in space an an eye on Galactica as their latest prize! Plus, Old School Cylons! With covers by Stjepan Sejid, Nigel Raynor, a Photo Cover, and a suprise fourth cover.
Written by Gail Simone Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood Cover by Stephane Roux Misfit tries desperately to undo the damage she's caused in Oracle's command center while the rest of the Birds struggle to overcome a true life-and-death situation. Also, just how much does Lois Lane know about Oracle's operation? On sale January 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
As Rin frets over her bodyguard Manji's disappearance, she is surprised by the arrival of two traveling warriors, the feisty, headstrong Döa Yoshino and her huge, brutish companion, Isaku Yasono-ökami. Rin quickly regrets her decision to let this strange couple stay with her, but her detective work takes priority when she returns to the stronghold of Habaki Kagamura to search for Manji. Meanwhile, Kagimura's medical examiners begin to test the seemingly immortal Manji, who is imprisoned, chained, and a very unwilling toy in their merciless hands! Hiroaki Samura's acclaimed Blade of the Immortal has won awards across the globe, including the Eisner Award in America and the prestigious Media Arts Award of Japan. Intense and audacious, Blade takes period samurai action and deftly combines it with a modernist street idiom to create a style and mood like no other work of graphic fiction. • Dark Horse has sold over 300,000 Blade of the Immortal graphic novels. FOR MATURE READERS
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Penciled by REILLY BROWN Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER Unfinished Business Part 1 of 4 DEADPOOL has decided to face the skeletons in his closet, dive deep into that dark void he calls a soul, and rattle things up a bit. First order of business: TASKMASTER. Second order of business: a knock-down drag-out BRAWL! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
With the first printing of the first Castle Waiting collection selling out almost instantaneously, the second volume of the series continues the humorous, solid storytelling Linda Medley is known for. A fable for modern times, Castle Waiting is a fairy tale that's not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil - but about being a hero in your own home. Chapter four concludes as Henry's brothers Dane and Tolly make a surprising discovery about Pindar, and finally reveal the reason for their journey to the castle. Medley's sharp pen and even sharper storytelling create a delightfully adventurous universe.
Written by Will Pfeifer Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez Cover by Adam Hughes A new story begins - one that takes Catwoman out of the familiar confines of Gotham and straight into the heart of Metropolis! Holly is about to take the fall for the murder of Black Mask, and only a deal with the devil on Selina's part can save her. Will it be Superman to the rescue? On sale January 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Remender, Rafael, & Dorman The all-new adventures of the classic Galactica crew continue from creators Rick Remender and Carlos Rafael. Along with the last remnants of a shattered Sagittarian colony, Starbuck leads a rag-tag group of freedom fighters against the overwhelming power of the Cylon army. Will the ace pilot be able to get himself and the survivors off the planet and back to the Galactica before the toasters exterminate them all? Featuring another painted cover by artist Dave Dorman, along with a cover from interior artist Carlos Rafael, in equal ratio.
'Crom curse Picts and Prophets!' King Conan has traced the treachery to its source: a dark Prophet who has rallied the Picts to arms. Now, the Cimmerian must place his life in the hands of a mysterious Pictish witch as he ventures into the depths of the ocean to find the only weapon that can stop the Prophet. Conan artist Cary Nord catches his breath as seasoned Conan veteran Paul Lee (Demons of Khitai) joins regular writer Tim Truman to spin this tantalizing tale of mystery, magic, and mayhem, set during Conan's reign as king of Aquilonia. • An oft-requested peek into Conan's years as king, and a direct sequel to Robert E. Howard's 'The Phoenix on the Sword.' Conan® and Conan the Barbarian® (including all prominent characters featured in this issue) and the distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks of Conan Properties International, LLC unless otherwise noted. All contents © Conan Properties International, LLC unless otherwise noted.
Conan has won the throne of Aquilonia and the hand of the beautiful Zenobia. With a kingdom to rule and an heir on the way, will the Cimmerian finally put up his sword for good? Don't bet on it. When his bride and country are attacked by a sinister Stygian sorcerer, Conan strikes back at Stygia with all his might-and the might of Aquilonia-in a move that threatens to throw all Hyboria into chaos! The long-awaited reunion of Violent Messiahs creators Joshua Dysart and Tone Rodriguez, Conan and the Midnight God #1 opens an exciting new chapter in the adventures of the barbarian king. • Follow-up to Dysart and Rodriguez's story in Funcom's Age of Conan comic, distributed to 450,000 readers. • Cover by Wizard cover-of-the-month artist Jason Alexander. Conan® and Conan the Barbarian® (including all prominent characters featured in this issue) and the distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks of Conan Properties International, LLC unless otherwise noted. All contents © Conan Properties International, LLC unless otherwise noted.
(W) Paul Jenkins Ron Marz Frank Tieri (P) Eric Basaldua, Martin Montiel, Mark Texiera The 10th Anniversary of The Darkness! Collecting The Darkness volume 2 issues #7-#16 plus the one shot The Darkness: Wanted Dead this trade paperback collection delivers new tales of The Darkness from some of the industries biggest names! Following the events from The Darkness: Resurrection Jackie has to reestablish his control over the mafia and does a final face off with his Uncle Paulie. With stories by Paul Jenkins (Wolverine: Origins, Civil War) and superstar Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Witchblade) this is a must have for any collection! SC, 7x10, 272pgs, FC $19.99
by R.A. Salvatore, Andrew Dabb, Tim Seeley, & Tyler Walpole A terrible evil is rising in the world of Corona, and it's up to a trio of unlikely heroes to stem the tide! Can Pony, her friend Elbryan and a young monk named Avelyn stop the demon and corrupted monastery that are causing the horror gripping their world?
Desperadoes rides again! Bestselling novelist Jeff Mariotte's critically acclaimed, historically authentic horror/western series returns with a four-issue miniseries about buffalo, the past, the future, and the mysteries of the universe. In the debut, Clay runs into an old adversary, Brood gets naked, and Geronimo sends the group on a mission. With brilliant art by Alberto Dose, this installment is a must for old fans and new readers alike. *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
by Jason M. Burns & Ron Chan Finding his love interest in a bathtub with one less kidney, Alan sets his sights firmly on the Flesh Collector. But before he can bring the madman to justice, he and Mr. Bloomberg have to deal with Detective Boyd, a series of wrong hunches, and a killer that refuses to go down without a fight!
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Pencils and Cover by PAUL PELLETIER A new era for EXILES begins here! Legend Chris Claremont (UNCANNY X-MEN) starts a run that will have Exiles fans talking for years to come. And he's not the only one joining up, as X-Woman PSYLOCKE joins the team as well. What is she doing there? How will the team deal with her arrival? And what new villains plan on destroying every world in existence?! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Penciled by MIKE MCKONE Cover by ADI GRANOV CIVIL WAR Tie-In! The Fantastic Four as we know them are finished, torn apart by the strife of CIVIL WAR! What will happen to the fragmented first family of Marveldom now-and will some other foursome rise to take their place? 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
by Jason McNamara & Tony Talbert In 1587, 110 settlers would establish the first English colony on the island of Roanoke, Virginia. Shortly after, they would all disappear. Their fate remained a mystery for centuries. Now, in the present-day, a young man named Ben uncovers a startling secret. He and his family are descendents of the 'lost' colony. To unlock the mystery, he will undertake a perilous journey through dark family secrets and American history itself. Can Ben endure the curse of Roanoke...and its survivors?
Top cybercrime agent Motoko Kusanagi has returned-or has she? Well, whoever 'Motoko' is-or isn't-she's back on the job with Batou, protecting a comatose key witness from assassination, a killing designed to end the investigation of a case involving lethally defective micro machines. But the bad guys don't only have little machines, they also have great big combat mecha perfectly capable of taking apart the hospital-not to mention Matoko and Batou-to terminate the target! Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor presents for the first time in America the 'lost' Ghost in the Shell stories, created by Shirow Masamune after completing work on the original Ghost in the Shell manga and prior to his tour-de-force, Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface. This deluxe-format issue concludes 'Drive Slave,' the second of four Ghost in the Shell tales. Blade of the Immortal © 2006 by Hiroaki Samura. All rights reserved. New and adapted artwork and text copyright 2006 Dark Horse Comics, Inc. Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor © Shirow Masamune 2003. All rights reserved. First published in Japan in 2003 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo. Publication rights for this English edition arranged through Kodansha Ltd.
Written by DANIEL WAY Pencils and Cover by RICHARD CORBEN 'HELL TO PAY' PART 2 (of 2) Meanwhile, in the present, Ghost Rider knows what needs to be done. The problem is that there's something-someone-holding him back…and it's not Lucifer. It's Johnny Blaze. Will Johnny step aside and let Ghost Rider loose to do what he's meant to do? And should he? After all, it didn't do him any good in the past-as a matter of fact it's what damned him to Hell…both when he first summoned the Ghost Rider and then again, years later, on the day Johnny Blaze died. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
story JOSHUA LUNA art & cover JONATHAN LUNA 32 PAGES FC JANUARY 17 $2.99 This means war. Don't miss the final issues of GIRLS, which concludes at issue #24! RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
by Doha The fourth and most wrenching Catsby yet starts with an ominous dream - featuring some all-too-literal 'mixed signals'-and only grows more intense from there, as Catsby and his buddy Houndu find themselves navigating the deeper waters of love, whether requited or unrequited. See abject poverty force Catsby into a new role as housekeeper, and find out whether the warmth of a beating heart can turn a humble offering of spicy rice cakes into the richest meal imaginable.
Written by Geoff Johns Art by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert Cover by Ethan Van Sciver Part 4 of 'Wanted: Hal Jordan,' guest-starring Alan Scott, Green Arrow, Arsenal and more! A fugitive on the run for murder, Hal Jordan must find the man who holds the key to his innocence: John Stewart. But what happens if John's cover is blown? And what bizarre alien presence has he discovered? Plus, more on the Guardians' mysterious mission. On sale November 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Bill Willingham Art by Shawn McManus Cover by Brian Bolland Bill Willingham (SHADOWPACT, FABLES) joins forces with artist Shawn McManus (THE SANDMAN) and cover artist extraordinaire Brian Bolland for a tale of Detective Chimp! The World's Greatest Simian Sleuth is called in to investigate the murders of a new band of wannabe super-heroes when the Helmet of Fate enters his life! On sale January 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Joey Cavalieri
by Oeming, Jerwa, & Moder 'The Coldest War' continues as Connor and his immortal allies continue their quest to stop the murderous Temnotiye agents from carrying out the deadly legacy of their master in the 1980s! And speaking of the Kurgan - bear witness to the sheer brutality of the deadliest Immortal as Connor faces down his eternal foe in the 1960s! This cross-time caper may be escalating beyond the control of everyone involved but you can be sure of one thing: heads will roll! Featuring covers by series cover artist Dave Dorman, Tony Harris, and special guest-artist Stephen (Red Sonja) Sadowski!
1945 Berlin, Germany. The tide of the war has turned in favor of the Allies. The fall of the Nazi empire is inevitable, but there is still something even more dangerous than the ever approaching Allies to the Third Reich. The Iron Ghost. It's up to two non-Nazi German police officers to capture the Ghost. But once they discover the truth will they be able, or even want, to stop him? COLLECTS THE IRON GHOST #1-6
Written by Dan Slott & Dan Jurgens Art by Jurgens & Trevor Scott Covers by Doug Mahnke The 5-part story '4th Parallel,' written by Dan Slott & Dan Jurgens with art by Jurgens & Trevor Scott, kicks off in the 48-page JLA CLASSIFIED #32, and continues two weeks later in JLA CLASSIFIED #33! When lifetime loser Dareen Profitt finds a way to imprison he League's master villain Dr. Destiny and wrests control of the reality-warping Materiopticon, his luck seems likely to change. Which is bad for the JLA and the DCU as we know it! In Part 2, reality has split in three, and the JLA of this reality meets Profitt's new alter ego: the Red King! Is he too good to be true? Issue #32 on sale January 17 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99; issue #33 on sale January 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Jen is a woman on a mission. She has her eyes and claws set on Frank while Brandy helplessly watches from the side. This hot love triangle goes nuclear when new emotions emerge from all parties. To complicate matters, the Cow is released from jail and seeks terrible retribution from Ralph and Leslie who had him locked away years ago. Collects LIBERTY MEADOWS #28-36
by Josh Howard Journey back to a time when magic still thrived, dragons and fallen gods roamed the earth and man was just a myth. The Garden of Eden was a place of perfect peace and tranquility. That is, until its keeper, Adam, went missing. Now, his newly created wife, Eve, must venture outside the safety of the Garden for the first time to go in search of her husband, all the while battling monsters, beast men, wizards, demons, and even the gods themselves.
by J. Torres & Eric Kim Culture shock continues to dominate Joel's love life. Here he is in South Korea, desperately trying to win the affections of the beautiful Hana. But can he ever have happiness if he isn't able to assimilate to Korean culture? Will Joel be able to shed his western trappings and find happiness in his heart and Seoul?
Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by JUAN SANTACRUZ Cover by CAMERON STEWART When the Avengers run up against MODOC! Do we really need to tease this plot? Just look at the picture. 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
Written by ZEB WELLS Pencils and Cover by KANO THE HUMAN TORCH is really really hot. ICEMAN is really really cool. And they really really don't like one another. So we've stranded them together with a bunch of pretty girls and a super-villain! Let's see what happens! 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by MIKE NORTON Cover by CAMERON STEWART All-new, all-ages, all-action fun featuring Werewolf by Night, Man-Thing, Fin Fang Foom and Frankenstein's Monster! Guest-starring Hawkeye! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #17-20. 96 PGS./All Ages …$6.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2309-1 These MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN DIGESTS STILL AVAILABLE! MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1: THE SINISTER SIX…$6.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1739-3) MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2: POWER STRUGGLE…$6.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1903-5) MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 3: DOOM WITH A VIEW…$6.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2000-9) MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 4: CONCRETE JUNGLE…$6.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2005-X)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #49 RUNAWAYS #14 CIVIL WAR #1 (PART 1) 72 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99
Two tales of dread. Two deals with the devil that can't end well. The original Faust legend rubs shoulders with a Victorian-era Gothic horror story about a little girl lost and the Satanists who choose her as their sacrifice. Watch what happens when you don't read the small print before you sign your soul away.... RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
by Capcom Available in English for the first time! Based on Capcom's award-winning Oni-Musha franchise, the New Oni-Musha: Night of Genesis manga is the prequel to the brand new Oni-Musha: Dawn of Dreams video game that features brand-new tales from feudal Japan. Yuki continues his quest to destroy the tainted cherry trees and thwart Hideyoshi's diabolic ambitions, while Akane departs on her quest for vengeance against Munenori, traitor to the Yagyu Clan. The fiery intensity that is the world of Oni-Musha continues!
Written by Andersen Gabrych Art and cover by Henry Flint The Galaxy's Most Wanted take flight to the farthest reaches of the DC Universe - a region recently made far stranger by the cosmic goddess Lady Styx. This colossal and mysterious queen promises an everlasting peace and unity, but on one condition: apprehend and destroy the last surviving members of the Omega Men! On sale January 17 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Bullock, Magno, & Main WALKER'S LINE: Part 1 of 2 - Celebrating The Phantom's 70th anniversary! A young Phantom is on the trail of his Father's murderer, but when the trail goes cold, he finds himself near the small U.S. town of Clarksville where he attended high school. However, when The Phantom drops by to visit his Aunt and Uncle, he soon discovers this quiet town now trembles in the grip of the Grinning Skulls street gang - and The Phantom's aunt was their latest victim!
Written by Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo & Adam Brody Art by Jerry Ordway & Al Vey Cover by Ordway Stripped of his honor and thrown into jail, The Eagle thinks he's hit rock bottom - and then things get even worse! Can his wannabe sidekick, The Falcon, pull him out in time…or will the young hero get pulled down along with his idol? On sale January 17 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Michael Avon Oeming & Stephen Sadowski Our First Red Sonja Annual featuring series writer Michael Avon Oeming along with Red Sonja 'flashback' artist Stephen Sadowski! In 'Masks' the legend of Red Sonja is told from a different perspective as a mask maker enters a small village to present the wife of a brothel owner with a special mask to unleash the she-devil within. Plus: Dynamite presents a special 8 page guide to the world of Red Sonja, including a complete overview of her previous and legendary Marvel comic book series!
Written by John Ney Rieber Art by Eric Nguyen Cover by Tim Bradstreet Kieran finds himself in the care of refugees who have foreseen the coming of a man - or a monster - in a strange mask. They nurse him back to health, but his soul may be slipping into madness. His transformation into the Sandman can save him - or destroy him. On sale January 17 • 2 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Robbie Busch, Scott Peterson and John Rozum Art by Robert Pope, Scott Jeralds, Dan Davis and Scott Neely Cover by Robert Pope & Scott McRae Mystery, Inc. hits the Italian slopes and comes face-to-face with an abominable snowman in 'Yeti Spaghetti.' Then our jet-setting team find themselves traveling by rail in order to uncover the 'Mystery on the Alaska Express.' Plus, another amazing installment of 'Velma's World of Monsters.' Jinkies! On sale January 17 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA Penciled by SEAN CHEN Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN While Spider-Man bounces back from the brutal beating he received at the hands of the Rhino, the Black Cat takes it upon herself to deliver a little payback. Of course, since he outweighs her by a few tons, Felicia Hardy might need some help. Calling...the Puma! It's revenge, feline-style, in this third issue that spotlights the women in Peter Parker's life post-unmasking! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Written by Bill Willingham Art and cover by Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher The Shadowpact are summoned to Budapest…where they encounter a brand new villain, as well as Etrigan the Demon! But whose side is he on? On sale January 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
SHE-HULK 2 #15
Written by DAN SLOTT Penciled by RICK BURCHETT Cover by GREG HORN PLANET WITHOUT A HULK: Part 1 of 4 Now that the ILLUMINATI have shot the HULK into space... Who's going to fight all of his bad guys? Enter SHE-HULK: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Spinning out of events from CIVIL WAR and PLANET HULK, the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D. is shipping She-Hulk off to Hulk-related hotspots around the globe-- where she'll be taking on villains from A-Z! Or, in this case, from the Abomination to Zzzax! That's right, gamma-fans, it's the Emerald Amazon in her most ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE EVER! AND IT ALL STARTS HERE! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
VIZ Media's monthly manga magazine, Shojo Beat, offers vast quantities of serialized shojo manga appearing in the United States for the first time. In addition to tons of beautiful artwork and compelling storylines from well-known manga creators, Shojo Beat offers quality editorial on Japanese trends, art, news, fashion, and culture, plus interviews, how-tos, and more! Shojo Beat is a hip, fun, informative read that will appeal to newbies and manga fans alike.
Written by television producer Mark Askwith and drawn by R.G. Taylor, (best known for his work on 'Sandman Mystery Theatre') Silencers is a compelling look at spies coming to terms with the changing face of espionage in the new world order. When the newest recruit to the Silencers is murdered, his death triggers a mission of betrayal and revenge. COLLECTING THE SLIENCERS #1-4
by Boothby & Ortiz Ala-diddly-addin and His Magic Lamp. Apu Baba and the Four Thieves. SinBart the Sailor. They're all here as Sheherezade fights for her life by weaving an abridged and adulterated Arabian nighttime adaptation for King Moemar Shahryar!
Written by Allen Warner Art by Alé Garza & Peter Guzman Cover by Alé Garza & Richard Friend Lady Skye learns her destiny in this climactic issue! Skye, along with Braylon and the rest of their band, is caught in an epic battle with monsters from the realm of dreams. On sale January 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Final Issue
Written by KAARE ANDREWS Pencils and Cover by KAARE ANDREWS A searing vision of Spider-Man's future, brought to you by rising star Kaare Andrews (INCREDIBLE HULK). They're whispering about it on the streets. He's back. Come down from the mountain like a righteous wraith of vengeance, dispensing rough justice and then swinging off into the night. For Mayor Waters, who rules over the Big Apple with an iron hand, this is a public relations nightmare -- and it's got to be dealt with pronto. Luckily for him, he has a contingency plan for this type of situation -- and it's sitting right there, in the Vault. Six hard men, with axes to grind. All Waters has got to do is wind them up and point them. 48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99
Written by Darwyn Cooke Art by Cooke & J. Bone Cover by Cooke Darwyn Cooke's reimagining of The Spirit continues! The Spirit is confronted by his old nemesis, P'Gell, who has designs on a wealthy member of an Arab royal family, Prince Farouk. P'Gell, quite possibly the sexiest seductress in comics history, uses her womanly wiles to achieve her ends - as the Spirit does what he can to thwart her! On sale January 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation with this all-new relaunch of the Trek franchise in comics. In the first issue of this special mini-series, planet Tigan-7 requests entry into the Federation, but the Enterprise is attacked as a hostile invader when it makes contact, and the planet's leader has no record of any communication with any outside world. Riker, Tasha, and Data beam down to the planet in secret, and discover an information-obsessed culture, rewriting pieces of its 6,000-year history on a daily basis, to maintain political stability. An all-new, all-different, Next-Gen adventure, featuring Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise D! NOTE: Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1-to-1 ratio.
by J.M. DeMatteis & Mike Ploog The award-winning, critically acclaimed team from Abadazad finishes their latest epic! The big finale features an extra 10 pages of story at no additional cost, pushing the page count from 22 pages to 32! Finally, all questions are answered and the series comes to a conclusion! With Abadazad relaunched by Hyperion/Disney, don't miss out on this opportunity to read the latest fantasy franchise from two masters of the medium!
Written by ERIC JEROME DICKEY Penciled by DAVID YARDIN & LAN MEDINA Cover by MIKE MAYHEW The epic, untold love story between Marvel's two pre-eminent black super heroes - Storm and the Black Panther - is finally told, as only New York Times best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey can do it! An orphaned street urchin, living by her wits on the unforgiving plains of Africa as she struggles to harness her slowly developing mutant powers. A warrior Prince, embarking on his rite of passage as he ponders the great responsibility in his future. And a crew of ruthless mercenaries who'll stop at nothing to capture an elusive creature of legend: the fabled wind-rider. What sparks occur when their paths intersect? Don't miss out on this prelude to the wedding of Storm and the Black Panther! Collecting STORM #1-6. 160 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2283-4 Trim size: standard STORM PREMIERE HC - VARIANT EDITION 160 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2540-X
Written by Jeph Loeb, J.M. DeMatteis, Joe Kelly and Mark Schultz Art by Ed McGuinness, Doug Mahnke, Todd Nauck and others Cover by McGuinness Collecting an unforgettably twisted Superman story , originally presented in SUPERMAN #160-161, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #582-583, SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #104-105, ACTION COMICS #769-770 and SUPERMAN: EMPEROR JOKER #1! In this tale of a world gone wrong, a hunted Superman must struggle against the Joker, Emperor of the universe.
by Jim Lawson TALES OF LEONARDO: Blind Sight - The second volume in Mirage's new quarterly trade paperback series collecting stories from Tales of the TMNT and related mini-series. This volume reprints the fan-favorite and long-sold out Tales of the TMNT #5, and all four issues of the Tales of Leonardo: Blind Sight mini-series.
Written by Douglas Rushkoff Art by Peter Gross & Gary Erskine Cover by Liam Sharp 'Babel' continues. As Pierre Fallow's global currency comes to life in more ways than one, his disillusioned operative Dr. Green begs his former adversaries - Alan and Greta Stern - to help him save their son Jake. No one realizes, however, that someone will have to die in the boy's place. On sale January 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Douglas Rushkoff Art by Peter Gross, Gary Erskine & Liam Sharp Cover by Liam Sharp '...a nimble yarn-spinner...' - Entertainment Weekly Novelist Douglas Rushkoff's saga of Biblical stories occurring in the present day continues in this volume collecting issues #6-10 of the acclaimed ongoing series. A decade ago, in an echo of Genesis, young Alan Stern may have created life - inside his laptop. Now, he's about to discover the terrible consequences of playing God.
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning Art by Wesley Craig Cover by Darick Robertson The horror is just beginning for visitors to Travis County as Leatherface and his brethren go to work. Whether it's at the Blair Meat Factory or in the warren of tunnels beneath the town, the bodies pile up and a horrifying discovery is about to be made! Featuring the debut of new series cover artist Darick Robertson (THE BOYS)! On sale January 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Kevin McShane Tensions run high between roommates when Teetereater wins a role in a hip new comic book over Toupydoops. Can Toupy learn to deal with his jealousy, or will he sabotage his long-time friend for the sake of his career? Find out in 'Everybody Loves Teetereater.'
Continuing a series of one-shots focusing on some of the best-loved (or loathed) characters from the TRANSFORMERS Universe. This month, the spotlight falls on ULTRA MAGNUS, the AUTOBOTS' implacable, upstanding long arm of the (intergalactic) law. But now-in pursuit of his 'most wanted' (and elusive) adversary-just how far (outside the law) is MAGNUS willing to go? By Simon Furman (The Transformers: Stormbringer) and Robby Musso. Escalation cover artist Klaus Scherwinski provides a variant cover, too. *Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio. *Retailers: See your order form for special incentives
With so many intense scenes and watershed moments taking place in volume eleven of Trigun Maximum, it's next to impossible to write descriptive solicitation text. But readers have come to expect excellent action coupled with dramatic tension and timely comic relief from Yasuhiro Nightow, and volume eleven exceeds expectations. This volume is titled 'Zero Hour.' That means everything is climbng steadily to a crescendo, and you won't want to miss what lies in store for the people of the planet Gunsmoke. • Presented in a fashion directly approved by Nightow himself, Trigun Maximum is so authentic that . . . well, it can hardly be more so. Includes facetious inner cover art and Nightow's hilarious back page commentary, as always. • Sales of the Dark Horse Trigun series are approaching one-half million copies!
by Landry Walker & Eric Jones Trapped in the digital realm, at war with the Master Control Program, and now plagued by nightmarish visions of talking rabbits, Jet Bradley fights for his sanity as his descent into cyberspace takes a turn for the bizarre.
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils and Cover by MARK BAGLEY CLONE SAGA A double-sized spectacular brings to a close the incredible 'Clone Saga.' Everything has led to this moment, as a battered and beaten Spider-Man faces off against the ascendant master of many arms: Doctor Octopus, in the greatest battle of the web spinner's young career. The life of Peter Parker and those he loves will never be the same-a true turning point for the Ultimate wall-crawler! Part 8 (of 8) 48 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN Pencils & Cover by BEN OLIVER The man from the future: Ultimate Cable, makes his final stand against those from the present who oppose him...and death will follow. It's the end of the road for one of the X-Men. And you'll be shocked and saddened by who it will be... Part 4 (of 4) 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
You saw the 7-page prelude in November. Now, the three-part War begins in earnest, courtesy of monster sympathizers Bryan Johnson and Walter Flanagan, the twisted team who let Karney loose on an unsuspecting public. In East Germany in 1945, Hitler has committed suicide and the war is over, but a secret cabal of Nazis have an insane plan to resurrect Hitler's soul from Hell and place it in an earthly vessel. The ultimate goal? A planet lorded over by the unstoppable force of an immortal Hitler backed by an endless army of reanimated SS soldiers. To do this, the Nazis will have to gather the earth's greatest monsters: Dracula, the werewolf and Frankenstein's monster! World War II might soon be over… but THE WAR OF THE UNDEAD is just beginning. *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
Written by PAUL CORNELL Pencils and Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE People in Wiltshire are having nightmares. This wouldn't be a problem if there weren't soldiers from the nearby military base shooting the place up because of their bad dreams. It's up to Pete Wisdom and MI 13 to get to the bottom of it. Little do they know that this threat threatens all of Great Britain and the whole world! 32 PGS./Mature/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.
by Champagne, Salonga, & Neves A 48-page annual! The regular creative team of writer John Layman and artist Fabiano Neves take a one-issue break this month as Dynamite presents a special one-shot annual story written by Keith (Batman) Champagne and artist Noah (Red Sonja) Salonga as Xena and Gabriele square off against a Strange Visitor from another planet! With covers by Stephan Sejie (50%), Noah Salonga (25%), and a Photo Cover (25%) in equal ratio.
Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by ROGER CRUZ Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Some very strange people have come calling for Bobby Drake, and the young mutants find themselves facing the harshest elements of the Norse Pantheon! With ancient forces in play, certainly someone will incur the wrath of the God of Thunder! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
Written by Brian K. Vaughan Art by Goran Sudzuka & José Marzan Jr. Cover by Massimo Carnevale Back in the United States, the last man on Earth was first unmasked by a supermodel forced to work as a garbage collector after the death of the patriarchy. Years later, what surprising role does this beautiful young woman still have to play in the life of Yorick Brown? On sale January 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS
In a world overrun with zombies, the robot population was left alone to care for a lone surviving human baby. But their plans to clone the infant and re-start the human race are threatened once the zombies catch the human scent and the flesh-feeding frenzy hits them! In the concluding chapter of this special two-parter, the Eisner Award-nominated team of artist Ashley Wood (Popbot) and writer Chris Ryall (The Great and Secret Show) show just how wrong things can go in a world filled with unpredictable, mindless zombies. It's tech vs. dreck in a fight to the undeath! Retailers: see your order form for a special incentive


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