Arriving Wednesday 12/20/06

52 WEEK #33
WEEK 33: Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning illustrate a special Christmas issue featuring more on the Batwoman! 'I have brought my family here today…to show to you that underneath the powers of gods long dead…we are as human as the rest of you.' Plus, The Origin of Two-Face by Waid and Mark Chiarello.
by Fred Van Lente & Ryan Dunlavey Karl Marx: The People's Hero! Jacques Derrida: The Deconstructonator! St. Thomas Aquinas: The Scholastic Spastic! Isaac ben-Luria: Rabbi of the Mystic Arts! They're not just great thinkers, folks, they also make great comics! This trade collects issues #4-6 of the Xeric-winning, Ignatz-nominated Action Philosophers series, detailing in hip and humorous fashion the lives and thoughts of Machiavelli, Sartre, Descartes, Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein and more.
Plot by Alan Moore; Written by Leah Moore & John Reppion Art by Shane Oakley & George Freeman Cover by Dave Gibbons Discover how legendary writer Alan Moore resurrects the lost heroes of Britain's yesteryear in this volume collecting the acclaimed ALBION miniseries! Find out who Robot Archie, the Steel Claw, Captain Hurrican and the Spider really were and where they've been all this time! Advance-solicited; on sale December 20 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Written by Kurt Busiek Art by Phil Winslade & Butch Guice Cover by Guice While King Shark and young Arthur Curry are comrades-in-arms today, there was once an Aquaman whom that snaggle-toothed warrior found himself at odds with! The saga continues, with guest appearances from Mera and Vulko! On sale November 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Kurt Busiek Art by Butch Guice Cover by Carlos Pacheco Collecting the acclaimed AQUAMAN #40-45, this volume heralds a fresh beginning for a brand-new Aquaman, as he embarks on a quest for his missing father, discovers the fate of Atlantis, and confronts the terrifying King Shark and the mysterious Dweller as an undersea war breaks out. Advance-solicited; on sale November 15 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US
Written by JOE CASEY Penciled by WILL ROSADO Cover by DAVE JOHNSON The newest untold tale of Marvel's greatest super hero team continues! When Nick Fury sends them on a secret mission in the Philippines, it becomes the ultimate showdown between the Avengers and an uncontrollable army of Super-Adaptoids! And for Hank Pym, Goliath -- with his tenuous control over the team's newest members -- things may be going from bad to worse! 32 PGS. (each)/Rated A ...$3.99 (each)
When two multi-Eisner-award-winning storytellers bring their funniest creations together, the result is nothing less than pure comics magic. This December, get ready for the wildest winter team-up since Frosty met Rudolph as Kyle Baker's The Bakers meet Paul Dini's Jingle Belle! As the Baker parents try to frantically finish their holiday preparations, they find themselves in dire need of a baby-sitter. Enter Jingle Belle, fresh from a Christmas Eve defection from her father, Santa, and looking for a place to hide out. Somewhat skeptical of Jingle's heritage, the Baker kids demand proof so she obliges with a whirlwind sleigh ride to the North Pole. Meantime parents Kyle and Liz are dealing with the horrors of last-minute shopping and the now-stranded Santa is mistaken for a prowler as he searches suburbia for both his daughter and his missing sleigh. Drawn by Kyle Baker from a story by Paul Dini with gags contributed by the entire Baker family, The Bakers Meet Jingle Belle promises to be the must-have comics treat of the 2006 holiday season.
Written by Matt Wayne Art by Steven Cummings Cover by Walter Simonson A man who collects everything has begun collecting superhero memorabilia, and he's after something that belongs to Batman! The Dark Knight must travel to Tokyo to track down 'The Otaku!'
Written by Gail Simone Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood Cover by Stephane Roux The new Birds of Prey pay a heavy price as one of their own becomes the target of a government sting designed to put Oracle out of business for good. Even with the added power of her new operatives, can Oracle prevent Manhunter's true identity from being exposed?
by Ben Lichius, Adam Cogan, & Francesco Francavilla New York 1775 - The British have become desperate to maintain their control over the colonies and have secretly enlisted the services of a powerful and mysterious group of individuals who call themselves 'The League.' The fledgling nation's only hope is the masked spy known as 'The Black Coat'. Now all 4 action-packed issues of this critically acclaimed Colonial adventure are collected in one volume featuring additional exclusive content.
'QUEEN OF HEARTS,' Part Three Stripped and weaponless, cast out of her city, and her super computer stolen, Bomb Queen asks for help from the very citizens she has brutalized for years. But while New Port City goes into battle, will Bomb Queen regain her psychotic edge before all is lost to the Bomb King? RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Penciled by REILLY BROWN Cover by TOM RANEY The divorce is final, and now come the bitter recriminations. But where DEADPOOL is concerned, that means dredging up the ghosts of every person he's ever KILLED -- and trying to understand WHY he did it and how he FELT about it -- that's right, Wade must confront his MANLY FEELINGS of MAYHEM! The agony might very well prove too much... but what does Deadpool do if the only person capable of getting these ghosts out of his head is the person responsible for putting them there...? 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Will Pfeifer Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez Cover by Adam Hughes The big mysteries of Selina's missing year are revealed! Learn the fallout from Catwoman's murder of Black Mask, including the horrible price she paid for vengeance, and why she chose to bring a baby into the world. On sale December 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Greg Rucka Art and cover by Jesus Saiz The Black Queen deputizes the big guns in an all-out bid to keep Pawn 502's mission alive!
Written by PAUL JENKINS Penciled by RAMON BACHS, STEVE LIEBER & OTHERS Cardstock Cover by JOHN WATSON The betrayer among the Marvel heroes stands revealed, as war with Atlantis seems inevitable! And Speedball comes face-to-face with his accuser! 32 PGS. (each)/Rated T+ ...$2.99 (each)
Written By FRANK TIERI Pencils by STAZ JOHNSON Cover by SEAN SCOFFIELD Wilson Fisk, the incarcerated ex-Kingpin of Crime, has a deal to propose to Iron Man: he'll use his underworld connections to help track down Captain America and his anti-Registration underground in exchange for consideration on his sentence. But can the Kingpin be trusted, or is he playing a deeper game? And how are the criminals of the Marvel Universe being forced to change the way they do business as a result of CIVIL WAR? 48 PGS/RATED T+... $3.99
by Michael Davis The Guardian Line is here! Code never got the memo that only the bad guys can be cool. He is powerful and wealthy, a technological sage, and has a comprehensive knowledge of sacred writings. He wears a Fedora, dark shades, a trench coat, and European cut suits that show he means business. He is all that and has it all. What he doesn't have is a past, at least not one he can remember. Stephen Dark knows the mystery of Code's past and wants to make him beg for it. However, Dark didn't get the memo: That ain't Code's style. Code is a new warrior against the evil of Dark. This is the first day of the rest of his life, and evil had best sit down and shut up.
The traitors are dead, but their treachery lives on . . . King Conan has foiled a plot to assassinate him and usurp his throne, but the intrigue runs deeper than even he can guess, drawing the barbarian king into a web of dark magics and darker deeds. Conan artist Cary Nord catches his breath as seasoned Conan veteran Paul Lee joins regular writer Tim Truman to spin this tantalizing tale of mystery, magic, and mayhem, set during Conan's reign as king of Aquilonia. • Wizard Book of the Month-March 2005 • An oft-requested peek into Conan's years as king, and a direct sequel to Robert E. Howard's 'The Phoenix on the Sword.'
Written by ED BRUBAKER Art by SEAN PHILLIPS Top Ten writer Ed Brubaker (Daredevil, Cap, Uncanny X-Men) and best-selling Marvel Zombies artist Sean Phillips' CRIMINAL is the hottest creator-owned debut of the year, and the third part of their acclaimed first arc, 'Coward' shows you why critics are already hailing it as the best new comic of the year! The heist has fallen to pieces, and Leo and Greta are hiding out, waiting for the smoke to clear. But they have half the take with them, and their 'friends' are not happy about that. So while Leo helps Greta heal from her injuries, they plot their next move, knowing any wrong step could mean death for them and the people they care about. Bonus -- CRIMINAL promises more content than the average comic, with each issue packed from cover to cover with content, featuring a full length continuing story, as well as back-up stories and articles and DVD-style behind the scenes extras. 32 pages/no ads/Mature Content…$2.99
This is the one Cal McDonald fans have been waiting for-the biggest, scariest, weirdest Criminal Macabre story of all time and the start of the new ongoing line of Criminal Macabre comics. Cal McDonald, boozer, druggie, private dick who hangs with dead dudes-welcome to Rock Bottom. Your only friend in the human world is dead, your girlfriend just dumped you and moved to another city, and the district attorney has a chip on his shoulder the size of a Chevy Nova with your name on it. When that chip turns into a nasty case of police brutality, Cal ends up fighting for his life in the intensive care unit and wakes up days later . . . sober. And what's Cal been missing since he went under? Only the most horrifying convergence of sheer monster power ever to emigrate from the old world. Cal McDonald, meet Nosferatu.
Written by JOE QUESADA Pencils and Cover by JOE QUESADA For the first time writing AND illustrating, DD legend Joe Quesada crafts a mystery set during the deadliest heat wave in NYC history. A serial killer is on the loose, pushing a city already past its breaking point over the edge, and Daredevil must battle the heat and fear to keep a crumbling Hell's Kitchen together... by any means necessary! Collects DAREDEVIL: FATHER #1-6. Plus: Never before seen extras! 200 PGS./Rated T+ ...$24.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1544-7 Trim size: Oversized
by Various The most horrific stories ever assembled come together under an anthology like only Arcana could put together. This monster read will remind you why you are scared of the dark!
by Roger Stern, Kurt Busiek, & James Fry Dynamite presents the crossover no one thought could happen - Ash and Darkman - in Darkman vs. The Army of Darkness #2! Check out the creative team of the legendary Kurt (Superman) Busiek, Roger (Amazing Spider-Man) Stern, and artist James Fry! Ash and Darkman fight against the hordes of undead taking control of the city. The only problem? The DeadQueen's ready to take them both on... and take them both down! Joining this all-star creative team is artist George (Infinite Crisis) Pérez and AOD favorite Nick Bradshaw, both contributing covers for this issue!
10th Anniversary of the Darkness! A prequel story designed to lead directly into the video game, it also serves as a direct lead in for the new Darkness comic series. The story centers on Anthony Estacado manifesting the Darkness for the first time in the trenches of World War I. Written by The Darkness comic and game writer Paul Jenkins, with art by Mattias Snygg from Starbreeze. This book will ship before The Darkness Level 1
Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by John Watkiss Concluding the 5-part debut story arc in sweeping fashion, Brandon uses his deadly new powers in an attempt to rescue Sarah from the bomber-jacketed assassins. Then he stretches his abilities even further for a confrontation with his comatose father that leaves Brandon wondering where he stands on the plane of reality.
The introduction of the classic horror series, DEADWORLD, to a new audience! Considered by many to be the original zombie comic, DEADWORLD ripped into the undead with intelligent zombies on a mission and the poor teens riding in a school bus desperately try to stay one step ahead of the King Zombie. Death, mayhem, and a touch of supernatural evil made DEADWORLD a classic and now here's your chance to get into the story! Collects DEADWORLD #1-6 RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
by Jennie Breeden Jen's boy toy discovers a secret from her past while she goes on a bachelorette party at the historically worst strip club in Atlanta. There she witnesses 'Blondie' crushing beer cans with her boobs. Throw in a pirate and some Twinkie-eating squirrels, and you've got a handle on this bizarre issue!
'EXODUS' They were promised freedom. They had been trapped like monkeys in a barrel. Hunted Down. Shot. Drugged. And then they were herded away in cattle trucks. Like Animals. Our fifth issue picks up where our zero issue left off as the Elephantmen start to discover that freedom from MAPPO isn't much like freedom at all. Leg-breaking variant cover by MINISTRY OF SPACE's CHRIS WESTON!
Written by Bill Willingham Cover by James Jean Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha It's FABLES' first-ever special Christmas issue, which seeks to answer a burning question: Does Santa Claus really exist? And if so, is he a Fable? Well, we're not going to tell you here, or there wouldn't be any reason for you to buy the issue now, would there? So don't be naughty - be nice, and wait patiently for this extra-length issue to appear in your stocking.
Written by Bill Willingham Cover by James Jean Art by Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Shawn McManus, Andrew Pepoy Collecting issues #48-51 of writer and creator Bill Willingham's award-winning Vertigo series, WOLVES also includes newly-created maps of Fabletown and the Homelands illustrated by Willingham and, as a special bonus, Willingham's complete script to the double-sized issue #50. Advance-solicited; on sale December 20 • 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US MATURE READERS
FANTASTIC FOUR #541 Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Penciled by MIKE MCKONE Cover by ADI GRANOV CIVIL WAR TIE-IN! Things get worse... 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Format: Graphic Novel, 160 pgs, FC, Hardback with dust jacket Retail Price: $29.99 Author: R.A. Salvatore Adapted by: Andrew Dabb (Dragonlance Chronicles) Artist: Tim Seeley (G.I. Joe Special Missions: Tokyo, Forgotten Realms, Hack/Slash) Cover Artist: Tim Seeley Collecting the adaptation of R.A. Salvatore's NY Times-bestselling novel! Drizzt Do'Urden has forsaken his subterranean home for the harsh unknown of the surface. The young warrior begins a sojourn through a world utterly unlike his own - and finds that acceptance among the surface-dwellers will only come at a great price… SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE: · Featuring an original comic story by Forgotten Realms author; R.A. Salvatore! · Protective dust jacket. · Cover Gallery
Fundamentals of Fear x152: 'Secrets' Part 2 (W) Hugh Sterbakov (P) Will Conrad (Col) Blond (Cov) Rodolfo Migliari A look into the life of the embattled Green Thumb, the die-hard vegan who now communicates with plants, leaving him nothing but vile tofu to eat. But plants see our every, and listen to our every conversation-they know our ever secret. And the Green Thumb has a secret of his own. Plus! What does The Puppeteer's father want with the Ax-Cell-Erator, the machine that created the Freshmen? And what does that have to do with the mysterious Mr. Fiddlesticks, the childrens' book character come to life? And then there's the matter of that missing kid who was present when the team got their powers… Co-created by Austin Powers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Seth Green and written by the bipedal threat, Hugh Sterbakov! FC, 32pgs $2.99
Written by PETER DAVID Pencils & Cover by SCOT EATON Watch out, you latté-sipping, bookmark-bending, literary snob! Spider-Man and the Vulture are bringing a whole new meaning to the term 'Battle of the Books' as they duke it out in a bookstore! And stuck right in the middle, dodging hardcovers, is poor Deborah Whitman, author of a memoir detailing her tumultuous relationship with Peter Parker. Whoever invented that old saying about words not hurting as much as sticks and stones obviously hasn't lived a day in the webslinger's boots! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
by Michael Davis The Guardian Line is here! Cab driver, Walter, meets a mysterious figure known only as the Messenger, who happens to be the most kickin' back seat driver ever. This prophet pays his fare and then gives Walter an unexpected tip: He opens Walter's eyes to see the angelic forces that have been called to protect New Hope City High School, not exactly within walking distance of Mayberry. Five angels who look like teenagers are stepping into Walter's world to battle the evil of Steven Dark. Together they will battle Dark, lend an ear to their teenage friends, kick it at the mall and hopefully make curfew!
Cybercrime special-ops unit Section 9 has been mobilized to protect a key witness in a trial involving defective micro machines. And the witness definitely needs protection-from remote-controlled corpses packing serious hardware! And if the identity of these dead assassins' pilots isn't enough of a mystery for Section 9, how about the unexpected appearance of long-missing special agent Motoko Kusanagi! 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 'Fat Cat,' the first of four Ghost in the Shell tales.
Format: Standard Comic, 48 pgs, FC, Saddle Stitched. Retail Price: $4.95 Author(s): Andrew Dabb (Sigma 6, Forgotten Realms), Mike O'Sullivan (Data Desk Handbook, The Hunt for Cobra Commander, Special Missions: Tokyo) Artist(s): Tim Seeley (G.I. Joe Special Missions: Tokyo, Forgotten Realms), Mike Bear Cover Artist: Francis Manapul (Witchblade, Tomb Raider, Necromancer) When COBRA'S illegal oil harvest activities threaten global economy and environmental stability, the G.I. JOE team is called in to get them out! SNOW JOB, ICEBERG & FROSTBITE team up with SCARLETT, SNAKE-EYES & DUKE to deal with squads of arctic enemies in the most inhospitable location on earth!
Written by Denise Mina Art by Leonardo Manco Cover by Lee Bermejo Part 4 of the 5-Part 'The Red Right Hand.' Constantine faces perhaps the most difficult task of his long career…for him, anyway. He must gather up all the happy people he can - and get them to Glasgow in a hurry. Otherwise, the tsunami of bad vibes from Steve Evans' empathy plague will overwhelm the world. On sale December 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Oeming, Jerwa, & Moder Writers Michael Avon (Red Sonja) Oeming with Brandon (Battlestar Galactica: Tom Zarek) Jerwa are again joined by the incomparable Lee (Red Sonja) Moder as they tell a tale pitting the Immortal Highlander, Connor MacLeod, against the dreaded Kurgan in post-war BErlin! This issue reveals more about the plans the Kurgan made with the USSR in the past, while in the present day, Connor and his friends race to destroy the legacy the Kurgan created! With covers by Tony Harris (Conan), Cammo, and Dave Dorman (Star Wars) in equal ratio.
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Written by Ron Marz Art by Greg Tocchini & Jay Leisten Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky Kyle confronts a major new DC threat that's headed toward Earth! Meanwhile, someone very close to Kyle is dying.
Written by DANIEL & CHARLES KNAUF Penciled by PATRICK ZIRCHER Cover by ADI GRANOV CIVIL WAR Tie-In! Tony Stark's life has become a living nightmare. Forced to fight against his former allies over the Superhuman Registration Act, he's paying the highest possible price for his beliefs. Reconnecting with old friends proves bittersweet as it leads to high risks and impossible decisions. In this Civil War issue, it's not just about whose side he's on... it's about what kind of a man he is. 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE Penciled by JEREMY HAUN Cover by JIM CHEUNG 50/50 Cover Split In the midst of Civil War, Captain America and Iron Man meet secretly, one last time, to see if there's any hope of working things out before further tragedy occurs. Don't miss this oversized special that reveals how these two men, once the closest of friends and staunchest of allies, could end up leading opposing armies in the conflict tearing apart the Marvel Universe! 48 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99
JOE & MAX #1
by Michael Davis The Guardian Line is here! Meet Joe, a feisty, 11-year-old, and Max, his battle-ready Guardian Angel. An evil has settled into Hell's Gate and that will spread out from there, unless Joe walks in his destiny. Warrior Angel Max must protect Joe from those who want to destroy him. It's like the coolest dude in the school shows up in the nick of time to protect Joe from the worst bully of all time, spawn-of-Satan, Steven Dark. Unfortunately Max speaks in Scripture straight out of the Good Book, an understandable communication barrier for any 11-year-old who is more versed in talking smack than verses.
by Garth Ennis, Jeevan King, cover by Yoshitako Amano The brothers fight their first battle together, but all does not go according to plan. The Son of Hell explores his new empire, as Zheng the assassin makes his opening moves. More than one family connection is revealed as Seven Brothers continues!
by Craig Boldman & Rex Lindsey 'The Competition': Fed up with their feuding, rival restaurateurs Pop Tate and Segarini each take a break, and put Archie and Jughead respectively in charge! Will the teens bring new marketing strategies and less tension to the neighboring eateries, or will the fast food wars be as fierce as ever? 'The Jughead Zone': Five years ago, Jughead agreed to spend one whole day with Ethel in exchange for a piece of her homemade pie. That one day is today! Will Jughead be able to go through with it, or did he bite off more pie than he can chew? 'One Step Beyond': Jughead owes Reggie money, and it's payback time. Only Jughead is broke! His solution: tail Reggie before Reggie can tail him!
Written by Gardner Fox, Dennis O'Neil, Len Wein and others Art by Mike Sekowsky, Dick Dillin and more Cover by TK Membership in the World's Mightiest Super-Team is earned in these classic stories from JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4, # 75, #105-106, 3146, #161 and #173-174 as Green Arrow, Black Canary, Elongated Man, Red Tornado, Hawkgirl, Zatanna and Black Lightning prove they have what it takes to join the JLA!
Written by Jesse Leon McCann Art by Min S. Ku & Jeff Albrecht Cover by Scott Jeralds What is the secret of Isis and the Orange Kryptonite? It's going to take the help of Ace the Bathound and the Dog Star Patrol to find out!
by Matthews, Cassaday, Cariello & White The year one origin of the Lone Ranger continues from creators Brett Matthews, John Cassaday, Sergio Cariello, and colorist Dean White. After the events of the first two issues, John Reid has struck out on his own to find those responsible for the death of his fellow rangers, but will Tonto's reappearance continue their uneasy alliance?
by Thom Zahler Love and Capes is back and asks the question: What do you get your girlfriend for Christmas when she knows you can crush coal into Diamonds? And what does she get you?
Collecting The Magdalena's first appearance in The Darkness: Spear of Destiny issues #15-#18, plus the original limited series Magdalena: Blood Divine drawn by Joe Benitez and the continued limited series Magdalena vol. 2 drawn by Top Cow superstar Eric Basaldua and written by Brian Holguin (Spawn) this trade paperback collection delivers the stories that have made the Magdalena a flagship character of the Top Cow Universe. 12 full issues in total! Plus a bonus look into the Magdalena's other appearances throughout the TC universe!
by Jim Massey & Robbi Rodriguez You think your job is bad? Doug and Manny have you beat! These guys are janitors! But they're not your typical custodial crew - no, sir! They're the guys who keep things shiny and clean at TerroMax, Inc., the world's biggest and best evil science think tank! When they're not dealing with toxic spill monsters and talking man-sharks, they still have to worry about mad scientists, crazy would-be dictators, and the cute girl who works at reception! Fresh talent Jim Massey and Robbi Rodriguez have created the funniest, most outlandish Oni Press series since Barry Ween!
Written by Garth Ennis Art by Carlos Ezquerra Cover by Glenn Fabry Kev has had enough of his mates dying while he's miraculously survived every attempt on his life. It's payback time, with no quarter asked and none given. In a hail of gunfire and explosions, Kev Hawkins is going to reclaim his life in the explosive conclusion to the series!
Written by TONY BEDARD Penciled by SHANNON GALLANT Cover by SEAN CHEN The Wrecker. The U-Foes. The Juggernaut. What do these villains have in common? They all hate the mighty Avengers. Can our heroes survive the onslaught when they join forces? 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #48 RUNAWAYS #13 HOUSE OF M #8 (PART 1) 72 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99
by Lewis Trondheim After the greatly successful subversively goofy Mr. O, here comes another batch of gags crammed with little frames showing the mishaps of Mr. I, who, no matter what he tries, always ends up killed. Poor fellah! You gotta love this walking disaster.
by Various The sixth volume of this acclaimed quarterly comics anthology continues in the same accessible, reasonably priced format that has made it the most popular anthology of the year (garnering Harvey and Eisner nominations), spotlighting a regular cast of a dozen of today's most exciting cartoonists. In addition to the notable rising stars in every issue, this volume premieres the first chapter of 'At Loose Ends' by Lewis Trondheim, an autobiographical diary comic that portrays Trondheim at a crossroads: after reaching the height of commercial success in middle age, how does he stay true to himself as an artist and not become a hack? The strip provides a unique resonance juxtaposed alongside several of the most exciting young cartoonists working today, including all-new work from Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Nominees Jonathan Bennett and R. Kikuo Johnson, as well as Tim Hensley, Jeffrey Brown, David Heatley, Paul Hornschemeier, Anders Nilsen, Sophie Crumb, Martin Cendreda and Gabrielle Bell.
Written by BRIAN REED Pencils & Cover by MIKE WIERINGO Carol Danvers must face herself and the terrible things she has done. Special guest X-Men Rogue and Beast appear, Carol finds a new romantic interest, and Ms. Marvel's life begins a frightening new chapter... all in one issue! Special guest artist Mike Wieringo (Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man) joins writer Brian Reed for a very dark moment in the life of Ms. Marvel. 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils and Cover by ALEX MALEEV The ballad of Clint Barton and Wanda Maximoff The story Avengers fans have been waiting for. The shocking return of Hawkeye and the Scarlet Witch. That's right, Hawkeye AND the Scarlet Witch!! Guest-starring Doctor Strange. Regular writer Bendis re-teams with his Eisner award-winning partner of the Illuminati Special and Daredevil's Alex Maleev to present this, the most important chapter in recent Avengers history. 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & BRIAN REED Pencils & Cover by JIM CHEUNG The Illuminati is a secret organization comprised of several of the world's most powerful heroes: Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange, Black Bolt, King of the Inhumans, Charles Xavier, founder of the X-Men and mutant rights activist, Reed Richards, founding member of the Fantastic Four, Namor the Sub-Mariner, King of Atlantis and Iron Man (Anthony Stark), founding member of the Avengers. These six men have worked together to mold and shape the status of the superhuman world and the world around it. How and what they have done together has remained a mystery... UNTIL NOW... Writers Brian Michael Bendis ( Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man) and Brian Reed ( Ms. Marvel) have joined together with Jim Cheung (Young Avengers) to reveal this untold story of the Marvel Universe and the Illuminati's actions affect today! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
by John Cork, Christopher Mills, & Christopher LaGasse A freaky read from the producer of the film Menace II Society! An ordinary traveling salesman on an uneventful trip through the Midwest...until, that is, he picks up a seriously ill hitch hiker. That's when the pounding Headaches start... and bizarre hallucinations...and the creeping paranoia... missing time...and all those mutilated bodies! A dedicated family man, all Hurdis Jones wants to do is make it home to his worried wife and kids. But his journey becomes impossibly long and fraught with horror. From screenwriter John Cork (The Long Walk Home and Bond Girls Forever)! In this first full co-venture between Moonstone and film publisher Cinemagraphix!
by Chuck Satterlee and Norm Breyfogle After a long, drawn out battle trying to stem the tide of zombies at Mardi Gras, the team realizes that they have to find a better way to deal with the situation. Magz comes up with the plan. It is going to take a lot of effort and may just take one member of the team to their limit. Will the future of the team be Of 3 Bitter Souls instead of 4? This issue is the conclusion to the first story arc through Markosia and features the staggering art of industry legend Norm Breyfogle and scripted by up and coming writer, Chuck Satterlee.
Written by Andersen Gabrych Art and cover by Henry Flint Guest starring Superman! Embroiled in a universal power grab, the Omega Men will stop at nothing to protect their beliefs. With every being in the galaxy gunning for them, will the Omega Men also be able to survive a conflict from within?
Patch and the Pirates are on the prowl hunting cars and tonight's prey is a sweet '66 Pontiac GTO. The Pirates attack and board the GTO in full-blown Pirate style, ARRGH!! Then after a quick stop at the chop shop it's off to the Coney midway for more trouble. Ah, it's the Pirate's life for me!
Written by GARTH ENNIS Penciled by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ Cover by TIM BRADSTREET 'MAN OF STONE,' CONCLUSION Despite being boxed in, outmanned and outgunned, Frank Castle stared down General Nikolai Alexandrovich Zakharov, 'The Man of Stone,' ready to resolve unfinished business. Now, stranded in the mountains of Afghanistan, Frank contemplates the two promises he's made to Kathryn O'Brien. One he's already kept. The other, he's about to. This is more than just's payback. 32 PGS./Mature/Explicit Content ...$2.99 THERE IS A STRICT NO OVERPRINT POLICY ON ALL MAX TITLES PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS AND PLACE THEM BY THE FOC
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by Shamik Dasgupta & Abhishek Singh The rag-tag team of Rama, Vishwamitra, Laksham, and Guha has to go up against the ruthless Asura general Tataka and her brood to find Mithila and the enigmatic key to the future of the world that lies over there. Who will find the coveted one? Can Mithilda be saved from the vicious onslaught of the Asuras? What was the true reason behind the Asura attack on Janasthan? Answers and revelations await in this action-packed episode!
Written by Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo & Adam Brodie Art by Jerry Ordway & Al Vey Cover by Ordway Variant cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta Shunned by the public that once adored him - and even questioned by his own daughter - The Eagle thinks things can't get worse...until he's arrested as a Soviet spy. Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. Please see order form for details.
by Oeming, Rubi, & Sadowski The penultimate issue of Red Sonja's most ambitious story arc is here as it heads toward the climatic finale of the return of Kulan Gath! Sonja and her band of friends, warriors, and old gods battle against the Borat Na-Fori and his evil hordes as Kulan Gath awaits the outcome, and the fate of the whole world hangs in the balance! Written by Michael Avon Oeming with art by Mel Rubi and Stephen Sadowski! With covers by Mel Rubi, Mike Mayhew (Marvel cover artist), Marat Mychels, and Paul Renaud.
Rex Mundi is a murder mystery set in a 1930s Europe where sorcerers stalk the streets at night and the Roman Catholic Church never lost its grip on power. Master Physician Julien Saunière must uncover the two-thousand-year-old secret of the Holy Grail before all the world is drenched in blood! In this issue, Julien and Genevieve join forces with a reclusive hermit in a remote French hamlet. The tiny village, it seems, was once the capital of the Merovingian kings, France's ancient rulers, rumored to be descendants of Christ . . . Meanwhile, the Duke of Lorraine, having taken over France, is forced south to rally his troops, bringing him closer and closer to Julien and Genevieve. And at last, Genevieve's motives in her dangerous double-agent role for Julien and the Duke are revealed. But she may have put Julien-and herself-in more danger than she thought!
by Tania del Rio 'Mortal Decision': After being imprisoned last issue for her unusual magical abilities, Sabrina decides to give up magic completely and live life as a normal mortal. Her decision causes quite a stir from her aunts, who believe her magic is something to be proud of and should be nurtured; to Llandra, who doesn't believe Sabrina will go through with it; and especially Shinji, concerned that Sabrina's anti-magic stance will put The Four Blades movement in jeapordy! All this opposition simply strengthens Sabrina's resolve… but will she be happy with the results?
Written by Alex Simmons, Robbie Busch and John Rozum Art by Robert Pope, Jeralds & tk Cover by Scott McRae & tk It's a Wonderful Fright for the Scooby gang! Terrified by constantly chasing ghosts and goblins, Shaggy & Scooby wish that Mystery, Inc. didn't exist, only to find that monsters and villains are everywhere, because no meddling kids were around to stop them! Plus, Shaggy does his best Santa Claus impersonation, only to be kidnapped by evil elves! Ho-Ho-Horror!
Written by Gail Simone Art by Brad Walker & Jimmy Palmiotti Cover by Karl Kerschl The final issue! The Secret Six take on Vandal Savage in his mountain lair, and not all will live to tell the tale! You can't miss this one! On sale November 29 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA Penciled by SEAN CHEN Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN SPIDER-MAN UNMASKED Tie-In! 'WOUNDS ' She wiped his nose when he was a little boy and cleaned his cuts and scrapes whenever he got hurt... In the hour of their greatest tragedy, the death of Ben Parker, she was his rock, and he was hers... She is May Parker, aunt of Peter Parker, the Sensational Spider-man... After her nephew suffers a terrible beating at the hands of one of his most brutal foes, it's up to her to take care of him... But with the whole world seemingly against them, how long can she bear to see someone she loves in so much pain and anguish? The second of three issues exploring women in Peter Parker's life post-unmasking! 32 PGS./Rated A .$2.99
Written by Bill Willingham Art and cover by Shawn McManus Ragman is spotlighted in this conclusion to the Shadowpact's war with the Congregation! Plus, Strega and Dr. Gotham!
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Written by DAN SLOTT Penciled by RICK BURCHETT Cover by GREG HORN 'Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Awesome Andy But Were Afraid to Ask.' Ever wonder how the Mad Thinker's Awesome Android BECAME Awesome Andy? It's the origin you never expected-complete with a bombastic battle against the MIGHTY THOR! And an ending that'll knock your block off! Also, in the aftermath of CIVIL WAR, She-Hulk's life takes one more life-altering turn, courtesy of a mysterious cast member from the pages of the INCREDIBLE HULK... Miss this issue at your own peril, gamma-fans! Because this builds into the start of next month's... PLANET (w/o a) HULK! So spend $2.99 for it now... or a gazillion for it later on eBay. Just don't say we didn't warn ya! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
by Dixon, McCann, and Costanza Bart and Milhouse go camping with Milhouse's mom and her new boyfriend, Bob the RV Salesman. Then, Homer's bad behavior makes Marge a pariah at every bake sale and fundraiser in town, and much more. Stock the stuffing with Simpsons this December!
Things were bad enough when every inmate in the asylum wanted Spike dead. But now, the asylum staff has joined the cause. It's Spike vs. pretty much everyone. Poor, poor everyone. Spike's latest adventure, courtesy of screenwriter Brian Lynch and artist Franco Urru! Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio. *Retailers: See your order form for special incentives
by Tony Lee, Shanth Enjeti, and Guru-efx Following the shattering conclusion of Dead Man's Hand, Will Tanner finds himself split from the Tigers as they fight for their lives - as he fights for his very soul back on Earth. But when you've lost everything - you never fear loss again. This brand new series features the stunning artwork of Shanth Enjeti (Springball) and ships with three covers as well as a limited edition signed and numbered sketch cover which is limited to only 199 copies worldwide.
Written by Brian Azzarello Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams Don't miss this gorgeously illustrated softcover volume collecting SUPERMAN #210-215! Superman faces the mystery of how millions of people seemingly vanished without a trace - including the love of his life, Lois Lane - only to find that he may be responsible! Advance-solicited; on sale December 20 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Written by Geoff Johns Art by Peter Snejbjerg Cover by Tony Daniel Spotlight on Kid Devil as he finally confronts his mentor, Blue Devil!
Written by Douglas Rushkoff Art by Peter Gross & Gary Erskine Cover by Liam Sharp Chapter 1 of 'Babel.' Aghast at the influence our heroes have had on their timeline, the gods summon a demon who will empower Fallow and his Biblical counterpart to rule the world. As Fallow maneuvers through the political minefield blocking passage of his Globo, he must decide where he stands on the Holy War.
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning Art by Wesley Craig Cover by Lee Bermejo The F.B.I. team sent to investigate the horrors of 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' has made an amazing discovery: a warren of tunnels beneath Travis County! Could this be where Leatherface and his sinister family fled in the months following the murders? But what fresh horrors lie in the darkness?
by Toney Tapia, Jaimie Biggs, and Lawrence Basso Welcome to a world of reverse discrimination. This is a world where mutants and aliens are the ordinary society. This is the world of The New Mankind. Alien mutants are The New Mankind of society and they come about to take us to a world completely different from anything we knew before. Being a normal (Norm) human without any features of alien like mutant abilities are now hunted to extinction. What was once human are now hunted as norms. This is the story of this New Mankind and how a prodigy comes about to change the course of all Mankind. Meet this New Mankind and prepare to cheer for The Super Naturals! This new ongoing series promises to show the genre from a different angle.
Written by MICHAEL AVON OEMING Penciled by SCOTT KOLINS Cover by SCOTT KOLINS Travel back in Marvel history for a classic Thor adventure! Stepping out of the past of the glorious days of Kirby, Lee and Buscema, THOR: BLOOD OATH presents Thor in his prime, with your favorite cast -- including Odin, Balder, the Warriors Three and more! The Warriors Three are put on trial for murder. Standing beside his brothers-in-arms, Thor ties himself to their fate, as they are sent on an impossible journey by the Giants to pay their 'weird' a blood price for the killing of a Giant's son. Thor and his three allies will journey across the lands, through Greece, Midgard, Asia and Africa, and clash with gods, monsters, the dead and occasionally each other! Collects THOR : BLOOD OATH #1-6. 144 PGS./Rated T+ ...$14.99
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Pencils & Cover by TOM GRUMMETT 'Weight of the World' With the Thunderbolts decimated after the events of the Guardian Protocols, Songbird must try to salvage what is left of the team and prepare for a brand-new future. But a new direction hinges on the return of an old friend... who might be too crazy even for the T-Bolts! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
The shocking events of last issue leave the AUTOBOTS reeling. Their number diminished by one, they struggle to come to terms with the whys and wherefores of the Lebanon interception. Similarly, the two humans still standing want answers… and action! And, as if this wasn't enough to contend with, the true, staggering scope of the DECEPTICON Infiltration gambit is revealed! The The Transformers: Infiltration team of Simon Furman and E.J. Su continues the ongoing tale. Artist Klaus Scherwinski will provide a variant cover for each issue, too. *Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio. *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
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 SIXSHOT, as the DECEPTICONS' living weapon-teetering on the edge of a potentially catastrophic mental breakdown-goes in search of the TERRORCONS, the mysterious Reapers and, perhaps, redemption. Written by Simon Furman and featuring pencils, inks, and colors by Rob Ruffolo. James Raiz once again provides a variant cover. *Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio. *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & by Cover by MARK BAGLEY 'CLONE SAGA' The record is broken for the longest continual run by a creative team in Marvel history! Bendis and Bagley-take a bow! And in this landmark issue learn the terrifying secret of who is behind the worst thing to ever happen to a beleaguered Peter Parker. The revelations just don't stop coming. Part 6 (of 7). 32 PGS. /Rated A ...$2.99
Written by CHRISTIOS GAGE Pencils & Cover by MIKE PERKINS It all comes down to this -- the final battle between Union Jack, his allies and the terrorist forces of RAID in the heart of London! But could a victory bring about the worst moment of Union Jack's career? Things change forever for Britain's champion in this explosive final issue! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
by Neil Kleid, Paul Cote & Fernando Pinto Bollocks to the Future. Hell breaks loose when Richard returns from the future to stop the boys from selling their Suit technology to make rent. In the future, corporations harness the Bear Suits for consumer purposes until the Suits turn against their masters to make the world a cleaner, safer, duller place. Future-Richard convinces the guys to keep their goodies but things get tense when Harry's Future Suit, imbued with purity and decency, travels back in time to take Gene and Rena hostage!
by Stewart, Parker, Padlekar, & Calle Do you experience missing time? Predict strangers' dreams? Do twins seem to follow you wherever you go? And to you sometimes see cephalopods attached to other people without their knowledge? Don't worry, you're not going mad... yet! You're simply a Walk-In!
by Dan Abnett & Greg Boychuk Previews Exclusive Cover Edition! It all begins here! A violent, bloody intergalactic planet-spanning science fiction franchise comes to Boom! Studios! They are the Black Templars - mankind's greatest hope in fighting the ravening hordes of invading Necrons, battering back the enemy with power gauntlet, chain-sword, and bolt rifle! Elite of the elite, they are The Chapter of the Eternal Crusade; world-shaking space marines who cleanse entire planets of their enemies. They are the heart of Warhammer 40K - from the Battle of Carrion Gulf all the way through the Torment Crusade. Centering on a new recruit to the Templars, to an advance warrior Sword Brethren, and all the way to an ancient man-machine Dreadnaught soldier, Warhammer 40K #1 serves as an accessible opening chapter introducing new and old readers alike to this bloody, dark, ravaged universe of science fiction and fantasy! Gods of War and Ancestors, bless us now, for we go to war. Available in a Regular or Previews exclusive cover!
by Antony Johnston & Chris Mitten More is revealed about the nature and history of New Begin, as Abi and Jakob are forced to ask themselves if they really know anything at all about their mysterious traveling companion, Michael. Hop on board the comic that G4-TV called 'Part Deadwood, part Dune, and all kick-a$$!'
Wizard continues its Spider-Man movie blitz as the third installment hits theaters this summer in THE most anticipated superhero movie of the year! We'll dish on the Wall-crawler's battle with Venom and Sandman, Peter Parker's new love interest and what's going on with 'Spider-Man 4'! SUPER-MOVIE BONANZA Buy your 10-gallon bucket of popcorn now; you're gonna need it for all the superhero and comic book flicks hitting movie screens in 2007! Besides 'Spider-Man 3,' we'll take a look at what's coming up with 'Ghost Rider,' 'Fantastic Four 2,' 'Transformers,' '300' and loads more! KING OF COMICS World-renowned horror master Stephen King (Lisey's Story) brings his considerable talents to comics when he teams with artist Jae Lee to adapt his ongoing fantasy series, The Dark Tower, for Marvel Comics! King's conquered the best-seller list; can he take over comics as well? Find out here! COMICS CAVALCADE! There's a host of monster projects hitting in 2007, and we've got the scoop. How does Civil War end, and what does it mean for the Marvel U.? What can you expect from DC's weekly 52? Plus, find out about All Star Batgirl and All Star Wonder Woman! Get the dirt on the latest JSA/JLA team-up! And what do Joe Quesada and J. Michael Straczynski have in store for their top-secret Spider-Man project? All that and hundreds more! Cover (Spider-Man 3 movie cover) $5.99 Cover (Hellboy cover) $5.99 Cover (2007 Preview cover) $5.99
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by FRANK MILLER & PAUL SMITH Cover by FRANK MILLER The master of mutants joins the master of ninjas in Wolverine's first solo series - replete with romance, intrigue and mayhem! Our beleaguered berserker's in Japan on a mission of the heart, if he can survive the Hand first! Plus: the introduction of everyone's favorite riotous ronin, Yukio! Collects WOLVERINE #1-4, plus Uncanny X-Men # 172-172. 144 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2329-6 Trim size: standard WOLVERINE BY CLAREMONT & MILLER PREMIERE HC - VARIANT EDITION VOL. 3 144 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
Rediscover this wonderful world of Oz, along with the fantastic and familiar characters who inhabit it, in this fresh adaptation of L. FRANK BAUM's classic by DAVID CHAUVEL, featuring the breathtaking artwork of ENRIQUE FERNANDEZ. Originally published in France and winner of the prestigious 2005 Grand Prix de La Ville De Lyon Award of Illustration, this all-new adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ is presented here for the first time in English.
Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by ROGER CRUZ Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC What dark force concerns Professor X and his gifted students as well as Dr. Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts? The answer lies in the ruby reality of the entity known as Cytorrak! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Written by Brian K. Vaughan Art by Pia Guerra & Jose Marzan Jr. Cover by Massimo Carnevale The jaw-dropping conclusion of the four-part 'Motherland' story arc. Now that the mystery behind who (or what) has caused the gendercide has been solved, one member of Yorick's crew will take her leave in the hopes of reversing the effects. But is it too late?
by Makoto Raiku Kanchomé, the mamodo partner of Italian singing sensation Parco Folgore, has gone and joined the circus. There he befriends a lonely girl named Rushka, but when a mamodo steals her flock of sheep, whom will she turn to for help? Up until now, Kanchomé has developed the reputation of being an über-weakling. Can he muster up the strength to defend this young girl and defeat a really scary mamodo? Rating: T
Written by MIKE RAICHT Pencils & Cover by KYLE HOTZ With a thousand zombies in front of him and two homicidal bank robbers behind him, Simon Garth has gone from innocent bystander to live zombie-bait in less than 24 hours. But will Simon have the guts -- and the brains -- to survive a no-win situation? With a mysterious zombie plague spreading like wildfire -- and threatening to consume all of New York -- he'd better! Good thing this is a MAX book! Don't miss the stomach-wrenching conclusion to this flesh munching MAX limited series by Mike Raicht and Kyle Hotz 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



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