Arriving Wednesday 12/13/06

100 BULLETS #79
Written by Brian Azzarello Art by Eduardo Risso Cover by Dave Johnson The unforgettable conclusion to the 4-part storyarc, 'Punch Line.' The Trust, Agent Graves and the Minutemen arrive in Mexico for a showdown that will mark the end for at least one major player. Also, the mystery behind the Atlantic City job is finally revealed. Loyal Bullets fans, this is the issue you've been waiting for!
The clock continues to tick for Jack Bauer in the second chapter of this all-new, five-part miniseries! The mass murderer Victor Drazen was the target of Jack Bauer's elite Special Ops team, but now the hunters have become the hunted in a war-torn land in this dynamic prequel to Season One of the mega-hit Fox-TV series 24. Joe Corroney (Spike vs. Dracula) provides a special variant Jack Bauer cover, too. *Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio. *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
52 WEEK #32
WEEK 32: Art by Patrick Olliffe & Drew Geraci. 'You wished to be with her again. Come closer, I will show you how.' Plus, The Origin of Blue Beetle by Waid and Cully Hamner.
by Steve Sheinkin After finishing school in New York, Rabbi Harvey traveled west in search of adventure and, hopefully, work as a rabbi. His journey took him to Elk Spring, Colorado, a small town in the Rocky Mountains. When he managed to outwit the ruthless gang that had been ruling Elk Spring, the people invited Harvey to stay on as the town's rabbi. In Harvey's adventures in Elk Spring, he settles disputes, tricks criminals into confessing, and offers unsolicited bits of Talmudic insight and Hasidic wisdom.
Written by TOM DEFALCO Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ As the Hobgoblin tries to claim the lethal legacy of Wilson Fisk, the former Kingpin of crime, Spider-Girl is chilled to the bone by the new menace called Bitter Frost. 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
by Kaori Yuki Now that his rivals are out of the way, Angel Rosiel's plans to control Heaven are moving forward, with Lucifer at his side and Sandalphon under his control. But Sandalphon himself has his own ideas and escapes captivity. To fulfill his destiny as destroyer of the world, he needs a physical body, and Sara is the key. Rating: T+
Written by TOM DeFALCO Penciled by RON LIM Cover by MIKE WIERINGO As the daughter of Thor joins the hunt for Kevin Masterson, Ultron returns, Ulik the Unconquerable reveals his plans to banish humankind from Earth and a mysterious new foe drains the Avengers of all their super-powers. 32 PGS. (each)/Rated A ...$2.99 (each)
Written by John Ostrander Art by Tom Mandrake Covers by Andy Kubert Don't miss a 4-part murder mystery by the acclaimed team of John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake (THE SPECTRE), starting with two chapters in December! Three horrific murders rock Gotham with only one gruesome connection: parts of the victim's faces have been carved away. Meanwhile, a brutal Russian gangster called Perun threatens Amina Franklin, a doctor working at Leslie Thompkins clinic, which brings in not only the Batman but his bizarre new foe: Grotesk! And as the mystery of Grotesk deepens, a vicious new player enters the game - a Japanese yakuza named Johnny Kareoke! Batman confronts Kareoke and his murderous Geisha Grrls while the monstrous Grotesk strikes once again!
Written by Jai Nitz Art and cover by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty It's the most unlikeliest Dynamic Duo ever when Joker gets a new helper, Scarface! As if that wasn't strange enough, Batman has to ask for help from the only person who can stop Scarface, the Ventriloquist!
story by ROBERT KIRKMAN art by TONY MOORE & VAL STAPLES cover by TONY MOORE & VAL STAPLES August 30 • 32 pg • FC • $3.50 Battle Pope has done the unthinkable... again. But this time he's pissed off the man upstairs. Prepare for... the wrath of God! RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
BETTY #161
by Mike Pellowski & Stan Goldberg 'The Perfect Gift': When the director of the senior's home tells Betty it won't be a very merry Christmas for the home's residents due to budget cuts, Betty enlists the gang for a little good 'ol fashioned Christmas magic! 'The Pink Ballet Slippers': A box of Christmas ornaments inspires years' worth of cherished holiday memories for Betty! 'Only Dreamin'': Here is Archie Andrews - emboldened, empowered… and completely embellished in Betty's dreams!
BLADE #4 Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC 'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through Manhattan, not a creature was stirring 'cause Blade had all stabbed 'em! There's one vampire Blade's been dying to get his sword on: Santa Claus! And this is the year he's vowed to do it. Plus: A story from Blade's past. Howard ('Bite Club,' 'New Avengers') Chaykin and Marc ('Wolverine,' 'Law & Order') Guggenheim bring you a special Christmas issue. You won't believe what's coming down the chimney tonight! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
It's almost funny, how Döa, the Ittö-ryü sparkplug, so brashly hurls herself into trouble. She's in some serious danger now, though, and Edo's angry police force has her and her friends cornered and outnumbered. With dexterous Döa swinging her daggers and Isaku showing off his heavy-handed fighting style, Rin is aghast, caught up in a senseless battle. Meanwhile, deranged Doc Burando stews in a jail cell, having failed his master too many times. However, that doesn't mean that his twisted mind will stop thinking about Manji and the mysterious kessen-chu bloodworms that grant immortality to their hosts. This issue also features Stan Shaw's final back cover 'Seasons' illustration, which links up to issues 117 through 119 to complete a gorgeous color quadtych image! • 2006 Eagle Award winner for 'Favourite Manga Title'
Follow the misadventures of Blank, a screwed-up secret agent with a serious lapse in memory, and Aki, the confused tomboy whom he has sworn to protect, as they go deep undercover in that most dangerous of territoriesâ'high school! Between cramming for classes, mixing it up with the school thugs, and uncovering a dark plot laid by the terrorist organization Raizen, the two may just fall in loveâ'if they don't kill each other first! Key Selling Points: • Lead TOKYOPOP manga title: National consumer print advertising campaign and internet advertising targeting more than 2 million impressions • Will be promoted online through with a manga player (free preview) and through TP's monthly newsblast - generating more than 400,000 unique users. Chapters 1&2 now available on Manga Online. • Created by Pop Mhan, a well-known name in the American comic book industry; he is currently illustrating Batgirl for DC Comics. Previous works include: Ghost Rider (Marvel), Flash (DC Comics), Union (Wildstorm), and Spy Boy (Dark Horse) • Pop Mhan will appear at New York Comic-Con in February 2007 • Will appeal to fans of GTO and Danger Girl
by Tite Kubo Time is running out for Ichigo and his friends. The scheduled execution of former Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki has been moved up and is now just hours away. Meanwhile, the Soul Society is in chaos, with Soul Reapers drawing swords against one other. Something is rotting at the core of the Soul Society, but who, or what, could be behind it? Rating: T
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Art & Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS With military policeman Ben Parker killed during the assassination of Dr. Abraham Erskine (the developer of the Super Soldier serum), Peter Parker has become a disenchanted teen, angry at the world. After he wanders in front of the path of a gamma bomb test, how dangerous does the combination of a lonely, angry boy and the lethal power of a rampaging Hulk-ish monster become? Steve Rogers, the WWII hero known as Iron Man, is about to find out. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Sholly Fisch, Robbie Busch and Tom Warburton Art by Kim Arndt, Dan Davis, Maurice Fontenot and The Iguana Cover by Davis As if having to clean up her room wasn't bad enough - now Juniper Lee has to clean up creepy creature cobwebs!
by Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt The body count keeps rising as Eddie continues his search for the bookkeeper sent to broker the peace between the warring demonic families. Things would go so much smoother if Eddie could just stop getting himself killed. It's a curse, but there are worse curses to have in this dark and crazy world.
Written by Greg Rucka, Judd Winick, Bill Willingham, Joe Kelly, Kelley Puckett, Keith Champagne and Ian Boothby Art by Joe Bennett, John Byrne, Jerry Ordway, Ale Garza, Giuseppe Camuncoli and David Lopez. Cover by Howard Porter Time to celebrate the holidays with the greatest heroes and rising stars of the DCU! Join Superman, Supergirl, Batwoman, Shazam, Green Lantern, Flash and Shadowpact as they spread the joy of the new season in their own special ways. This giant sized 80-page Special features stories by Greg Rucka, Judd Winick, Bill Willingham, Joe Kelly, Kelley Puckett, Keith Champagne and Ian Boothby and art by Joe Bennett, John Byrne, Jerry Ordway, Ale Garza, Giuseppe Camuncoli and David Lopez.
by Samit Basu & Aditah Chari It's been a month since Devi desappeared. In hiding, Tara tries hard to understand whether or not she wants to be a goddess or if she has a choice anyway. Meanwhile, Kratha launches a desperate attempt to break Iyam out of Durapasya captivity to help her finish what she started, and another power that seeks to shape the future of the world emerges.
DMZ #14
Written by Brian Wood Art by Riccardo Burchielli Cover by Wood 'Public Works' part 2 of 5. Matty has infiltrated a terrorist cell determined to disrupt any and all construction sites owned and operated by the shady Trustwell, Inc. In the process, he also develops a close friendship with a female member of the group. But when he discovers her plans - as well as who is funding them, Matty soon realizes he's once again in over his head.
by Kazuo Umezu As sixth-grader Sho fights for his life in the buried city, his cries for help travel across time and reach the ears of his mother in the distant past. Back at the school, as their resources dwindle, the students revert to savagery and despair. Suddenly, a dying student staggers in from the wasteland, bearing signs that life may exist somewhere in their new world. Together with the last surviving adult, the children march into the desert. Rating: M
Wizard Top Ten writer and multiple Eisner Award winner Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man; Ex Machina; Runaways) reveals the fate of the Escapist and the plucky comic-bookers who brought this classic hero back to life! As if betrayal at the hands of his onetime ally and lover Luna Moth wasn't enough, the Escapist reels from an even greater revelation-one that will undo everything he ever believed to be true! Jason Shawn Alexander (Damn Nation, The Secret) illustrates this watershed moment in the history of the Escapist. Meanwhile, artist Steve Rolston (Queen & Country, One Bad Day) captures equally stunning changes in the lives of the Escapist's writer, artist, and letterer. When tragedy strikes, will the character that brought them together ultimately tear them apart? Find out in this fantastic final issue of the Escapist's first miniseries! • Inspired by The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon! • 26 pages of story! No ads!
Written by Brian K. Vaughan Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister Cover by Harris What does it take to be the bodyguard of a retired superhero? In this special stand-alone story, Mayor Hundred celebrates Bradbury, former sidekick of the high-flying Great Machine, now loyal chief of security to the most powerful man in New York City! On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by TONY BEDARD Pencils & Cover by JIM CALAFIORE They've battled world-class threats of every kind imaginable and always won, but now the Exiles take on an unbeatable enemy: themselves! It's the ORIGINAL Exiles versus the current team lineup in an impossible battle that cuts to the heart of Marvel's most unpredictable series! 48 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99
by Riichiro Inagaki & Yusuke Murata With summer coming to an end, the Devil Bats are back at home…and the start of the fall season is staring them in the face! Who will be in the fall lineup? And when Sena gets lost on his way to the first game of the season, can the team survive without the speed and star power of Eyeshield 21? Rating: T+
The Long Seduction of Jude, Part 1.' When a new designer drug threatens to unleash a literal plague upon Bete Noire, Jude considers using vicious tactics upon the drug's source, Asia Minor... tactics that the Fallen Angel must prevent him from using. Written by New York Times Best-selling author Peter David (Spike vs. Dracula) with art by J.K. Woodward. *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
Written by ALAN DAVIS Pencils & Cover by ALAN DAVIS As Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm meet on Mars to compare notes, in the deepest portions of the ocean's depths Sue Richards makes a discovery that could change the future of their fractured family. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
FEAR AGENT #9 story RICK REMENDER art JEROME OPENA cover TONY MOORE 32 pg, FC September 20 $2.99 On the far side of the universe there is a light and it never goes out…
Written by Stuart Moore Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne Cover by Brian Stelfreeze The epic story 'In My Father's House' concludes as Jason Rusch must deal with the catastrophic fallout from his own actions against the mystery villain. It's an ending and a new beginning for DC's Nuclear Man!
NOW IN PAPERBACK! From FRANK CHO, the award-winning creator of LIBERTY MEADOWS and ZOMBIE KING, comes FRANK CHO WOMEN: SELECTED DRAWINGS AND ILLUSTRATIONS. This 128-page collection will showcase FRANK CHO's past and present illustrations and you will see why he's considered one of the top modern masters of the female form.
Yuki's finally has a moment of clarity concerning his past. Yuki was the least liked child in elementary school; as a result, he doesn't care to have any friends. Tohru changed his feelings about having friends, but not having a girlfriend. The stress of life and pressure from Akito has taken a toll on Yuki's life. Later, Kakeru and Yuki must think of a way to save Machi from rabid Yuki fans! Key Selling Points: • Peaking and ran at #1 in sales more than 15 weeks throughout 2005. Consistently a strong seller, according to BookScan. • Over 500,000 books sold through Q4 2005! • Part of YALSA's 2005 top ten âœQuick picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readersâ list • Inspired the hit anime available on DVD from Funimation. Blurbs: • 'Do not walk, do not run - fly out and get it.' - AnimeOn • 'A-tisket, a-tasket... a brand-new manga Basket! Come Feb. 10, fans can finally get their hands on the first Fruits Basket graphic novel! ... So just how popular is it? 'The response has been incredible,' beams [Jake Forbes]. 'When TOKYOPOP conducted a poll about which titles fans wanted to see translated, Fruits Basket ranked number one, with three times as many votes as the runner-up.' - Tom Root, Anime Insider
by Greg Weisman & David Hedgecock Stone by day, warriors by night, the Gargoyles were betrayed by those they had sworn to protect. Now in modern Manhattan, the spell that held them frozen for a thousand years is broken, and the Gargoyles live again! In this issue, debate over the Gargoyle menace clogs up New York's airwaves while the shadowy Quarrymen take matters into their own hands. Will an injured Goliath be able to get himself and Elisa to safety before he becomes the Quarrymen¹s first victim?
GEN 13 #3
Written by Gail Simone Art and cover by Talent Caldwell & Matt 'Batt' Banning Variant cover by Adam Warren The kids have escaped I.O.'s clutches and are on the run! But when you have no money, no family and no clue where you're running, is survival even possible? Can five complete strangers learn to work as a team in time to avoid their aggressive pursuers, led by John Lynch? Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Talent Caldwell & Matt 'Batt' Banning; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Adam Warren, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.
Written by DANIEL WAY Pencils & Cover by RICHARD CORBEN 'HELL TO PAY', PART 1 OF 2 How did Johnny Blaze end up in Hell, anyway? It's simple, really: He died. And when he died, his eternal soul--long promised to Hell in exchange for 'saving' Crash Simpson--descended into the Pit, taking the Ghost Rider along with it. This is the story of how and why it all happened. Daniel Way is joined by horror comic legend RICHARD CORBEN for a special 2-part story. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Judd Winick Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens Batman shows up in Star City…unfortunately, the Red Hood isn't far behind! And Speedy is the Hood's target - is she another sidekick to be destroyed despite Batman's best efforts?
Written by Keith Champagne Art by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins Cover by Gleason & Wayne Faucher Part 1 of the 3-part 'Dark Side of the Green,' written by Keith Champagne with art by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins! What begins as a routine mission quickly spirals out of control for Guy Gardner and new recruit R'amey Holl, leading the duo to discover a secret that could shake the Corps to the core. Meanwhile, a lone Dominator has found the key to great power and plans to unleash it against the Earth!
by Andy Winter & Declan Shalvey Grim and gritty superhero tales are both satirized and celebrated as a team of meta-human assassins are offered a king's ransom to take down America's number one sentinel of justice, Bronze Eagle! Boasts an ending that'll either chill you to the bone, or make you laugh like an idiot.
(W) Mark Waid (P) Marc Silvestri (I) Joe Weems (Col) Steve Firchow (Cov) Marc Silvestri Ellis now knows all the secrets of the Hunter-Killer program and the Ultra-Sapiens project--plus one other key piece of information. Ellis knows where Morningstar has been hiding his portal into the future, and he's going to find it once and for all--even if it means clambering over Wolf and Samantha's dead bodies to do it!
Written by Howard Chaykin Art and cover by Killian Plunkett & Tom Nguyen Part 5 of the 6-part 'Sacred Trust.' The JLA's cover's been blown wide-open, and the team is at the mercy of the two rebel armies of Meta Humans!
Written by Brad Meltzer Art by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope Cover by Michael Turner Variant cover by J. G. Jones Brad Meltzer and Ed Benes continue their best-selling saga of the 'Tornado's Path' as the true mastermind behind the latest threat to the League is finally revealed! And an old friend reappears. Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Michael Turner; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by J. G. Jones, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale November 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
The good times never end for this gaggle of suburban heroes mastering the treacherous terrain of school, the beach, and of course, Main Street. Junior detective Tubby tackles a case, Lulu regales the troublesome tot Alvin with a tall tale of the wicked Witch Hazel, Annie gets even with the fellers from the clubhouse, and much more! Collecting issues #54-58 of the Dell Comics' series Marge's Little Lulu, originally published between November 1952 and March 1953, this brimming volume features some of the funniest comics in known captivity-don't miss it! • 'These little gems are timeless models of wry humor and unsurpassed comic timing . . . Like Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes, they create an entire kids' universe of secret clubhouses, favorite soda fountain hangouts, and fantastic menaces.' -Publishers Weekly
by Nicolas Mahler From the cartoonist of Van Helsing's Night Off, comes another quirky introspective. Lone Racer is the story of a down-and-out racecar driver whose days of success are long gone. After a misguided attempt at a bank robbery, where he was supposed to drive the getaway car, Lone Racer decides that the days of downhill racing are over. Will Lone Racer get back on track? Intriguing and humorous, this book is illustrated in a whimsical, yet weighted, sketchy style.
Written by RAYMOND E. FEIST Adapted By MICHAEL AVON OEMING & BRYAN J.L. GLASS Pencils & Cover by BRETT BOOTH This special edition collects the sold-out issues MAGICIAN: APPRENTICE #1 and #2! The epic Riftwar Saga begins here! Adapted from the beloved bestselling novel by Raymond E. Feist, MAGICIAN: APPRENTICE is the beginning of an epic saga that critics have hailed as 'second only to the Lord of the Rings!' 48 PGS./Rated T+ .$3.99 ITEM CODE: JUL068384 New FOC: 9/21 - New On Sale: 10/11
Written by A.J. Lieberman Art and cover by Al Barrionuevo & Bit Cover by Barrionuevo Martian Manhunter has stopped at nothing to protect his fellow Martians. But his actions have riled some very important people - including Zatanna, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Vixen and Green Lantern! What side will J'onn choose, especially after he makes a harrowing discovery that threatens his life?
Written by ZEB WELLS Pencils & Cover by KANO Ever have one of those days when it seems that someone's just out to get you? Well, MISTER FANTASTIC's having one of those days...because ARCADE's after him! Can the world's smartest hero survive a fun house of horrors without the rest of his teammates? (Psst! We ain't tellin'! Buy the book!) 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99
by Masashi Kishimoto At last, the finals of the third phase of the Chûnin Selection Exams begin! In the first battle, Naruto faces off against Neji, widely considered to be the most talented young ninja in Konohagakure. With his newfound ability to access the power of the Nine-Tailed Fox, can Naruto beat his genius opponent? Or will Neji overcome his family's troubled history to triumph in the match?
Written by Marv Wolfman Art and cover by George Pérez & Romeo Tanghal An amazing new volume collecting NEW TEEN TITANS #28-34 and NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #2! Tara Markov is rescued from kidnappers by Changeling. Thus begins her quest to use her powers over earth and gravity for good, and join the team as Terra. Does this obnoxious young powerhouse have what it takes to be a team player? Advance-solicited; on sale December 13 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE Pencils & Cover by PACO MEDINA 'MERCURY FALLING' Part 1 (OF 4) New Arc! X-23's past returns to haunt the New X-Men. Sure, the team needs a break after the horror and insanity of the last year, but TOO BAD! When Wolverine brought X-23 back into the Institute, only Emma Frost tried to stop it. Here and now, you'll find out why she was RIGHT. The fallout from X-23: TARGET X begins here! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by Renato Guedes Brother Eye nears total control over Mike Costner, the last OMAC. And as OMAC falls, so to will humanity, for Brother Eye is ready to begin the OMAC project anew and fulfill his mission to safeguard the world from super-heroes. On sale December 13 • 6 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
In space, no one can hear you scream . . . or belch, or swear, or cry like a little girl when you're about to be taken down by merciless interstellar bounty hunters who want that mysterious idol you swiped from that hot chick who inexplicably gave you the tip of a lifetime (if you know what I mean) when you showed up at the wrong hotel room with the pizza delivery. This assumes that 'you' are ne'er-do-well big-talker Quinn and explains-sort of-how 'you' hooked up (not like that!) with a big badass of a former galactic cop (and current mama's boy) by the name of Krunk, who is not your partner and not your buddy, got it? Oh, and by the way, the hot chick is hotter than ever (in the bad way) and she wants that idol back, and this time she's probably going to give you a different kind of gratuity, like with a laser ax or a plasma grenade or something. Try talking your way out of that one, spacehole! Created by Zach Howard (Shaun of the Dead) and Sean Murphy (Scarecrow: Year One; Off Road), with screenwriter Hans Rodionoff, Outer Orbit is outrageous, rude, hilarious space fantasy that takes the time-honored traditions of this beloved genre and leaves them face-down in a filthy alley in a pool of their own sick.
The Peach Girl saga continues as Sae seeks out a good man that can do nothing more than cater to her every whim. Overlooking Kanji and Sora as great matches, she seeks companionship from older men. Sae becomes extremely jealous after seeing how 'friendly' Kanji and Ai have become lately. She has plans to make sure Ai is never happy again. Will Sae ever find happiness or will she continue to make others unhappy? Key Selling Points: • A popular spin-off of the BookScan hit Peach Girl series where naughty Sae is now the star • A riveting 'return-to-high-school' soap opera with strong teen female appeal • From the creator of the fan-favorite Peach Girl and Peach Girl: Change of Heart series • Over 300,000 copies of Peach Girl books in circulation • The Peach Girl franchise has spawned three successful franchises, an art book, merchandise and more
by Eric Trautmann & Cold FuZion Studios Joanna Dark, deadly covert operative for the mysterious Carrington Institute, moves closer to her target, a mole hidden within the Institute's own ranks. Her hunt is complicated by the arrival of Detective Max Conroy, an L.A.P.D. detective who is investigating Joanna's battle with the shadowy mercenary commandos known as 'Hawk Team.' On the surface, Conroy seems like a good cop, frustrated by the increasingly free hand that the sprawling, omnipresent hypercorporations are allowed - and by just how far above the law the hypercorps have become. As Joanna carves a swath through the local criminal underworld, seeking a lead on Roarke, a Hawk Team shooter who has targeted her for elimination, she soon realizes that Conroy isn't on the side of the angels, and is instead leading her into a deadly ambush.
Story PETER BERGTING art & cover PETER BERGTING 128 PAGES FC DECEMBER 13 $12.99 In a world set in its twilight days, the critically acclaimed series follows Milo, a deeply troubled warrior, on his quest for redemption through a land beset by demons and the spirits of the dead. COLLECTS THE PORTENT #1-4
PS238 #19
by Aaron Williams The battle against Charles Brigman the teleporting bully is on! Tyler recruits a few super-powered classmates to take on this newly minted metahuman menace, but can even their combined might take on a jerk who can zap you across the state in the blink of an eye? And what is Zodon planning that he needs a flux capacitor for? Find out the answers to these and other mysteries in PS238 #19!
Written by GARTH ENNIS Penciled by JOHN SEVERIN, LEWIS LAROSA & RICHARD CORBEN Cover by TIM BRADSTREET Collecting three deadly one-shots! THE TYGER: Long before he waged a one-man vendetta against organized crime, long before he was young lieutenant waging war in the jungles of 'Nam, Frank Castle was a 10-year-old boy growing up on the mean streets of Brooklyn. When a classmate commits suicide in the aftermath of an unspeakable act, young Frank uncovers a secret dark enough to blacken the purest of hearts. Thus begins his first journey on the road that will eventually turn him into the man known as the Punisher, a journey that will bring him face to face with the Tyger: a creature not made by God, but just as vital to the world as anything He created. THE CELL: From the darkest bowels of Riker's prison, the old men preside over their empire. Nothing goes down without their say-so; no one draws a breath without their permission. And when a riot explodes, they need only fortify their defenses and ride it out. But someone else is weaving his way through the bloodstained halls, their newest neighbor: Frank Castle. THE END: Legendary artist Richard Corben joins definitive Punisher writer Garth Ennis for Frank Castle's last stand! In a world gone mad, the Punisher just might be the sanest man on Earth. Now he's heading home, to the place it all began, and heaven help anyone who stands in his path. Collects PUNISHER: THE TYGER, PUNISHER: THE CELL, PUNISHER: THE END. 152 PGS./Mature/Explicit Content ...$19.99
ROBIN #157
Written by Adam Beechen Art by Freddie E. Williams II Cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins Guest-starring Klarion the Witch Boy from SEVEN SOLDIERS! The Boy Wonder battles to save the life of a stray cat...and the fate of the world just might hang in the balance.
Nate Neal (Hoax) crafts another bizarre exploration of Paleolithic life. When a mysterious nomad girl is offered up as an item of trade by her own tribe, she seeks refuge by forming a tenacious friendship with the local cave painter turned outcast. The revelation of the girl's secret talent climaxes in a dazzling display of visual acrobatics and prehistoric pyrotechnics. Winner of the 2006 Xeric Grant, this provocative issue reads as a stand alone story, yet ties into the ongoing plotline, galvanizing new and continuing readers alike. Featuring a unique Paleolithic language and spellbinding drawings, The Sanctuary invites you straight into the heart of a disturbing and primal odyssey.
Written by John Ney Rieber Art by Eric Nguyen Cover by Tim Bradstreet A Vertigo classic returns - with a vengeance! The fertile mind of writer John Ney Rieber (BOOKS OF MAGIC, Captain America) and the dynamic pen of artist Eric Nguyen (Strange Girl) have created a Sandman tale that both honors the classic character and will stand as a classic in its own right. A new age of terror demands a new Sandman to quell its nightmares. This disturbing new miniseries follows the final days of Wesley Dodds and his lifelong love Dian Belmont as they encounter a harrowing fate while traveling in Afghanistan circa 1997. Ten years later, with American troops on the ground in that country, wartime photojournalist Kieran Marshall is forced to take on the mantle of Wesley's former alter-ego, the terrifying crimefighter known as The Sandman. A dark and relevant tale that will appeal to new readers as well as fans of the classic Vertigo series, SLEEP OF REASON questions what it means to be human when confronted with evil. Marshall is a man in search of a career-making interview with master-terrorist Masad. When he confronts Masad face-to-face, he learns to his horror that this terrorist can teach him more about himself than he ever wanted to know. Becoming the new Sandman will be the only way Kieran can save his own life - but, possibly, at the cost of his humanity.
The fight Lesser Blackthroat has waged the past fifteen hundred years is lost when an ancient sect of the Catholic Church unleashes a plague of vampirism upon the world. Marco Esperanza must come to terms with his role in it all, as all he cares for hangs in the balance. To all things comes an end, even for the immortal. COLLECTS SEA OF RED #9-13
The next installation of everyday anecdotes of the Sergeant and his gang. Keroro convinces Natsumi to forbid weapons in the house, which backfires as usual. When things look good for Keroro, he catches a mysterious illness. He wakes up four days after New Years to find everyone missing- has the alien invasion started! Key Selling Points: • Pinky and the Brain for the manga fan! • Smash hit anime currently available in Japan • Full of parodies of the most popular anime & manga series including; Gundam, Initial D, and Chobits • Includes Full color bonus pages • Eye-catching metallic foil covers • Deep consumer recognition due to MTV TV campaign
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.
by Edkin, Wahnish, Austin, and Spaz 'Badd Eggnog': 'Tis the season for giving gifts and good will to all… or in Dr. Eggmans' case a perfect opportunity to crush the hopes and dreams of children everywhere, ruin Sonics' reputation, and steal gobs of the funny green stuff (money to you and I ) all in time for the winter holidays. How could Eggman do this? With the help of Santa Claus of course! With a kooky Christmas cover by Spaz!
THE SPIRIT #1 Written by Darwyn Cooke Art by Cooke & J. Bone Cover by Cooke Acclaimed writer/artist Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER) sets his sights on Will Eisner's classic hero The Spirit in this all-new monthly series that maintains the 'spirit' of Eisner's creation while bringing a new sensibility to the character. The Spirit, a.k.a. Denny Colt, joins Commissioner Dolan and his daughter Ellen in this go-for-broke, shoot-the-lights-out crime story! When ace television reporter Ginger Coffee is abducted by a crimelord she was about to run an exposé on, The Spirit is called in to investigate. Finding her is tough enough, but getting out alive is a whole other matter!
Written by Christos N. Gage Art and cover by Doug Mahnke Variant cover by Trevor Hairsine The Walking Ghost is one of the most infamous crime bosses alive. His influence is felt around the world - and quite possibly off-world. His operation is as brutal as it is efficient - and PHD is going to take him down! It's time to start making a difference against the meta-human crime lords, and Jackson King plans to start at the top! Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Doug Mahnke; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Trevor Hairsine may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.
story RICK REMENDER art & cover NICK STAKAL 32 PAGES FC OCTOBER 18 $2.99 Since escaping Belial's corridor, Bethany has carried an ancient spell lifted from the demon. Trapped with no option left she reads the spell only to find that curiosity can do worse things than kill a cat…
by Udon Sakura enjoys the relative calm that follows the grueling, belly-busting food battle with Karin, but the calm is merely the precursor to an impending storm… a storm named Dan Hibiki!!! Can Sakura possibly be prepared for the Ultimate Technique Dan has in store for her? Don't miss out on the climactic finale of the first Street Fighter Legends mini-series where the earth-shattering battle the world has waited for finally takes place: Sakura vs. Dan!
Written by David Lapham and Brian Azzarello Art by Eric Battle, Cliff Chiang and Prentis Rollins Cover by Matt Wagner The Spectre's wrath targets the most unlikely of sinners - an everyman driven to murder by the circumstance of life! Plus, a mysterious boy promises the answers to the mounting impossibilities, and it will only cost Dr. 13 one thin dime!
20th Anniversary Celebration! In Part 3 of the 4-part adaptation of the classic 1986 TRANSFORMERS movie, the AUTOBOTS must survive two worlds of terror-one planet made entirely of junk and another where only the innocent are sentenced to death! Written by long-time GEN ONE scribe Bob Budiansky and illustrated by TRANSFORMERS fan-fave Don Figueroa. Together, they continue 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
Written by Judd Winick Art and cover by Howard Porter Magic hits the Middle East as the trials continue for young Freddy Freeman. Freddie's still striving to earn back the full power of Shazam, while the Counsel of Merlin's own candidate for the power, Sabina, sabotages Freddy at every turn! On sale November 22 • 4 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Jacobs, Jones, & Hamilton One of the longest running independent series of all time, The Trouble with Girls was created by Will Jacobs and Eisner award winning writer Gerard Jones. Originally published by Malibu, this innovative series broke all the rules. This second edition contains issues # 8-14 of the Malibu series.
ULTIMATE X-MEN #77 Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN Pencils & Cover by BEN OLIVER 'CABLE' Scores will be settled and lives hang in the balance. The X-Men versus Ultimate Cable in the brawl of the century-any century! Plus-more secrets revealed about this strange mystery man from the future. Don't believe you really know what he's all about. You don't. Part 3 (of 4) 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
by Michael Allred & Various This is the ultimate intimate look into comic book creator Mike Allred's scrapbooks, sketchbooks, and secret files! Allred provides commentary throughout this visual bonanza, revealing all the big breaks, influences, inspirations, turning points, friendships, collaborations, toys, merchandise, breakthroughs, setbacks and successes, all to show how a career is made and sustained. Every page is rich with visual milestones. Each issue contains dozens of rare and unpublished illustrations, as well as every cover and project Allred has been involved with. Allred shares techniques and tools he uses and how he works with his wife and colorist Laura Allred in a tour of their homes and studios. He also explains what worked, what didn't, and why. Plus, two animated sequences run on the odd and even corners throughout this entire project for a double bonus of fun!
Pencils by Jim Lee; inks by Scott Williams and various Cover by Lee & Williams Celebrate the amazing career of comics icon Jim Lee in this 40-page Special shining a spotlight on his classic Wildstorm art! Containing beautiful covers and gorgeous pin-ups of both his best-known works and rarely seen gems, this is an affordable and indispensable collection for every Jim Lee fan!
Written by ROB WILLIAMS Pencils & Cover by LAURENCE CAMPBELL SPECIAL DOUBLE-SIZED XMAS SPECIAL: 'BETTER TO GIVE...' It's Christmas Eve, and a heavily armed suicide cult-clad in elf outfits--has taken hostage a mid-Manhattan department store and is threatening to blow the place sky high. Among the shoppers: Logan, who's just itching to sink his (Santa) claws into someone after enduring the Yuletide rush. Should be easy for a damn-near invulnerable force of nature to save the day, right? Think again. All is not as it seems, as a spoiled billionaire's daughter is about to find out, and the true meaning of Christmas
Written by DANIEL WAY Art by JAVIER SALTARES & MARK TEXEIRA Cover by JOE QUESADA Left shaken at ground zero after the cataclysmic events of HOUSE OF M, Logan has no choice but to soldier on, as he done so many times before - but has the burden now become too great? In his lifetime, Logan has been both a hero and a villain, a player and a pawn...but what is he now? Don't miss out on the beginning of an epic more than a century in the making. Collects WOLVERINE #36-40. 128 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$13.99
Written by PETER DAVID Pencils & Cover by ANDREW CURRIE 'MY FAIR SUPER HERO' Meet Lady Killer-the dangerous assassin who comes head-to-head with the Avenger called Wonder Man! But Wonder Man doesn't want to just stop her-he's made a bet with a movie producer to rehabilitate her into a hero! Is this too much for even the mighty Simon Williams? Fortunately, he's got Ms. Marvel and X-Men's Beast in his corner... 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
X-23 TARGET X #1
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST Pencils & Cover by MIKE CHOI Variant Cover by Marko Djurdjevic Because you demanded it! Superstar Top Cow artist MIKE CHOI joins the team as X-23 returns, picking up the bloody pieces where her first mini-series left off. Having escaped the Facility that created her, X-23 struggles to create a real life for herself. But when your entire life has been about death and destruction, can you ever really escape the darkness? The rest of the story begins here, and won't end until X-23 faces off with the one man most responsible for her life... WOLVERINE. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99
Written by PETER DAVID Pencils & Cover by PABLO RAIMONDI Five words to strike fear into the hearts of spies and evildoers everywhere: Jamie Madrox, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Except Madrox has decided that it's time to start gathering in the stray dupes that are still wandering around, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent doesn't especially want to go...and S.H.I.E.L.D. isn't especially inclined to let him go. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by GREG PAK Penciled by TYLER KIRKHAM Cover by MARC SILVESTRI It's the X-Men vs. the Cuckoos! Something in their heads has set the Cuckoos off to annihilate everything in their way! Is it the Phoenix?! Or something even more sinister?! Part 4 (of 5)! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
by Kazuki Takahashi The third and most powerful of the Egyptian God cards is unleashed…twice! Locked in combat with the Egyptian duelist Rishid, Jonouchi watches in shock as his opponent summons the terrifying Sun Dragon Ra! But the Ra in Rishid's deck is a mere counterfeit…the true Ra lies in the hands of Rishid's master Marik, at the heart of his deck of sadistic torture cards. And Marik's next opponent is Mai Kujaku! Rating: T



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