Arriving Wednesday 1/31/07

52 WEEK #39
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
ACTION! ADVENTURE! THE END OF THE WORLD! Al Simmons is SPAWN X!!! Teamed with the Redeemer and the robotic Omega Spawn, SPAWN X must fight the villainous forces of Mammon, Overtkill, Cy-Gor and Tiffany in order to stop them from retrieving the infamous 13 Relics of Ruin! Collected and in print for the very first time! This special 'director's cut' edition features never-before-seen pages that expand upon the story seen in the original web comic, creative team interviews and a look at the creative process involved in bringing a traditionally dark character into the much more colorful, action-packed world of Saturday morning cartoons-style adventures.
Written by Steven T. Seagle Art by Becky Cloonan & Ryan Kelly Cover by Joshua Middleton It's the second coming of Adam Chamberlain as the new story 'Wet' swirls Adam back to his home base of Miami. A miracle might be needed to salvage the damage done to Adam's image over the past month, but he's got God, a pit-bull mom, and the best publicity machine on earth on his side. His life could go right back to what it always was - unless a mystery woman in whose arms he's already found himself once finds him a second time. On sale January 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS
Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON Adapted by STACIE M. RITCHIE Pencils & Cover by BRETT BOOTH Anita Blake has faced great horrors in her career as a vampire hunter and an animator of the undead, but being left in a dungeon with an army of were-rats is hardly her idea of a good time. Fortunately, she is able to escape when her vampire hosts intercede, but her good luck seems short-lived when she is brought before Nikolaos, the master vampire of St. Louis. What Nikolaos wants is unclear, but one thing is certain - even an experienced vampire hunter like Anita cannot stand against a being as powerful as this! But can she survive the night? 32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY...$2.99
Written by KEITH GIFFEN Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO Nova and Annihilus face off in a fight to the finish with the fates of two, count 'em, two, universes at stake. You think that's bad? Wait until you see what happens when Galactus decides to go to war. All this and Quasar! Need we add that after this issue, Marvel's cosmic landscape will never be the same? 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by JOSS WHEDON Penciled by JOHN CASSADAY Cover by JOHN CASSADAY They're back! The chart-topping super-team of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday return for more Astonshing X-Men! If you thought their past efforts were full of shocks and surprises, hold onto your eyeballs - because you haven't seen anything yet, as things go from peculiar to just plain bizarre! Emma Frost's erratic behavior has the X-Men spinning in a non-stop downward spiral. Will an unlikely union be the final straw? After secretly lying in wait for months, the new Hellfire Club makes its move! Plus: The X-Man destined to destroy the Breakworld stands revealed! Who is it, and what will be their fate? Collecting ASTONISHING X-MEN #13-18. 144 PGS./Rated T+ ...$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1759-8 These ASTONISHING X-MEN TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE! ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL. 1: GIFTED...$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1531-5) ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL. 2: DANGEROUS...$14.99 (ISBN: ISBN: 0-7851-1677-X)
Written by Matt Wagner Art and cover by Wagner The electrifying conclusion of comics legend Matt Wagner's re-imagination of the classic Golden Age Dark Knight adventure! It's a showdown of shadows when the Batman duels Gotham's most deadly creature of the night - the Mad Monk. On sale January 31 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US
Written by Christos N. Gage Art and cover by Phil Winslade A crooked financier is supposed to testify against his equally crooked boss - but he's been intimidated out of making it to court by the one man he fears more than Batman…Deadshot! On sale January 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • FINAL ISSUE
Written by Sam Kieth Art and cover by Kieth Collecting Sam Kieth's acclaimed 5-issue miniseries! The Dark Knight faces off against his deadliest adversary, The Joker, after the Clown Price of Crime commits a heinous act that shows how heroes are treated by the media and viewed by the public.
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN Penciled by KOI TURNBULL Cover by MICHAEL TURNER 'FOREIGN AFFAIRS' PART 2 -- OFFICIAL TIE-IN TO CIVIL WAR That's it -- the honeymoon is officially over. With the Civil War racing toward a senses-shattering conclusion, the Black Panther and Storm pledge their allegiance to the renegade Captain America. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers Art by Rafael Albuquerque Cover by Andy Kuhn Lost in space - again! But this time the Beetle's got Metron of the New Gods on his side - if he can survive the hostile world where they've met. On sale January 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Sina Grace Melissa Coats never expected that working at Hi De Ho would be so crazy. She never guessed that her first shift would be New Comics Day. She never knew that there were 20+ X&Y Men titles a month. Above all, she never believed that her entire life would change forever!
by Marti Back in the 1980s, American comics aficionados were bowled over by the hardboiled Chester-Gould-on-crack stylings in the graphic novel The Cabbie, courtesy of Spanish cartoonist Marti. Now, after a long drought, Marti is finally back in the U.S.A. with a vengeance in the all-new 'Ignatz' title Calvario Hills. The eponymous main story is a conspiracy fantasia in which the sinister NRA (spearheaded by Charlton 'Preston') is attempting to sabotage the election to mayor of Marion 'Parry,' while an imprisoned gangster kingpin, working the other side, schemes to enlist an army of crackheads to put him over the top.
Written by Bobby London, Abby Denson and Jim Alexander Art by Mike Kazaleh, Phil Moy and Mike DeCarlo Cover by Robert Pope & DeCarlo The Bean Scouts want to win the Bullfrog Races, but their contestant is too skinny! Plus, Ami and Yumi discover that not all free swag is good swag. On sale January 31 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
Presenting a second volume of the smash European series Chicanos, this time featuring eight complete tales that have never been published as comics in America before. Penned by Carlos Trillo and featuring art by fan favorite Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets), Chicanos follows A.Y. Jalisco, a short, unattractive Mexican woman who follows her dream of becoming a private eye in the U.S. while trying to stay one step ahead of the bad luck which inevitably follows her.
When the evil stepmother conjures up a spell that reverses all of what Cinderella's fairy godmother did, everything that she made-the dress, the horses and the carriage, and all the magic-is gone! Will there be a happily ever after? Key Selling Points: • The Cine-Manga based on the third installment of one of the most cherished Disney franchises • Powerful Disney brand recognition and one of their most successful and beloved properties of all time • Cross promotion in development. TOKYOPOP will place an insert in the Cinderella III DVD promoting the Cine-Manga - reaching an audience of over 1MM Disney fans. • The Cine-Manga will be timed to release in conjunction with the DVD release on February 6
Women have always been a delight for Coyote (even if they tried to kill him) but he's never met anyone like Slash, who can kill with a look. Still, look who's drawing her origin: TODD McFARLANE, in his first-ever published work. Todd's also on board for the start of a new SCORPIO ROSE series, right beside STEVE DITKO with the whirlwind finale of THE DJINN and CHAZ TROUG with the ongoing adventures of everybody's favorite varmint. Well, everybody except Tally, who's become a Coyote herself - and Cassie, with a Shadow Cabinet target on her back - and the hooker who traded Jesus for a totem - and the Venusian who eats brains. Women! Collects COYOTE #9-12
Written by Steve Niles Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong Cover by Justiniano Batman offers a cure for the Creeper in this grand finale! Can the Creeper go back to being just Jack Ryder? On sale January 31 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by MICHAEL LARK Cover by LEE BERMEJO Harvey Award-Winning Best Writer Ed Brubaker and Eisner Award-Winning Artist Michael Lark bring their first year on Daredevil full circle -- and it ends with a bang! Matt Murdock returns to the streets of New York, to Hell's Kitchen, to whatever is left of his life, and to face whatever he must to try to get it back. What is Matt's future? What has happened in his absence, and what part does Kingpin play in all this? The only place you'll find those answers is in the stunning conclusion to 'The Devil Takes a Ride!' 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Written by Brian Azzarello Art and cover by Carlos D'Anda Variant cover by Brian Stelfreeze After I.O.'s debriefing, Michael Cray knows he's not Deathblow anymore. So who is he? The lowlifes, scum and filth of New York City are about to find out - and so is I.O. Trouble is, can he keep it from his family? Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Carlos D'Anda; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Brian Stelfreeze, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale January 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by KEITH GIFFEN & J.M. DEMATTEIS Penciled by KEVIN MAGUIRE Cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE Wong possessed by Nightmare! Dormammu and Umar in unholy alliance! The Hulk and the Sub-Mariner at each other's throats! The Silver Surfer...uh...surfing. Can Doctor Strange reunite the Defenders and save 'Reality As We Know It?' Only the Ancient One knows for sure! Collecting DEFENDERS #1-5. 120 PGS./Rated T+ ...$13.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1762-8
by Basu, Chari, & Singh Devi has her first encounter with Bala's forces, which leads to certain alarming realizations about the extent of her powers, and how she's able to use them. Liberated from Durapasya captivity, Iyam attempts to regain control of the Darinde, to win back his rightful place at the head of Bala's army, and teach Amara Gaelle a lesson or two in the art of skullduggery.
Written by Grant Morrison Cover by Brian Bolland Art by Richard Case, Stan Woch, Ken Steacy, Philip Bond and Mark McKenna The collection of comics savant Grant Morrison's legendary run on DOOM PATROL continues in this fifth trade paperback volume reprinting issues #51-57. Featuring the final fate of the Brotherhood of Dada and the rise of the unstoppable Candlemaker, DOOM PATROL VOL. 5 also includes the delightful Jack Kirby tribute issue 'And Men Shall Call Him -- HERO!' as well as a new cover by the incomparable Brian Bolland.
story RICHARD STARKINGS art MORITAT cover LADRÖNN flip cover J. SCOTT CAMPBELL & DAVE STEWART 32 PAGES FC JANUARY 24 $2.99 'ABANDONED BY GOD' story RICHARD STARKINGS art MORITAT The announcement of the marriage of Obadiah Horn to Sahara sparks a firestorm of controversy, and even their appearance on LIFE's morning show seems destined to end in disaster. 'THE LAST THING I REMEMBER' story RICHARD STARKINGS art DAVID HINE & ROB STEEN Nikken's determination to create new life means that innocent African women must surrender their own lives; willingly or unwillingly.
by Various As the fugitives (or what's left of them) continue their journey out of the desert and into a dark cave, we catch a glimpse of Joe's past and learn why he hopped on board this train of death. What turned him into a corrupt cop? Just what is he trying to forget so hard? The twisted tale of Estancia has only begun to unravel! This issue features a wraparound cover.
Written by Brian K. Vaughan Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister Cover by Harris 'Power Down,' Part 1 of 4. Former super-hero and current mayor Mitchell Hundred faces the greatest challenge of either of his careers in an all-new adventure set during the 2003 blackout of New York City!
by Frank Miller & Juan Jose Ryp Frank Miller's original Robocop epic is finally available in one massive tome collecting all nine issues of the series! Robocop was one of the truly great bits of movie and pop culture magic from the 80's, and Frank Miller wanted to deliver a masterpiece with his original movie script, but Hollywood massively edited his work. In full-on action, the Robocop story is told as Frank Miller always intended, composed straight from the master's original writings and scripts! The vast majority of Miller's insane ideas, vicious black humor, and robotic mayhem never made it to the screen, but every last bit is finally unleashed in this series! With sequential adaptation from Steven Grant and art by superstar Juan Jose Ryp, this sci-fi epic is not to be missed! Also available as a hardcover edition limited to 1000 copies with a new cover by artist Juan Jose Ryp.
TenNapel's epic graphic novel is now reprinted for the first time in beautifully crafted full color. GEAR was optioned by Nickelodeon and has became the award winning cartoon Catscratch...but now you can see where it all began. TenNapel's epic depicts stupid cats hi-jacking giant robots to fight in a war against insects and dogs. Pin up art by MIKE MIGNOLA and ROB SCHRAB.
Written by IVAN VELEZ Art by JAVIER SALTARES & MARK TEXEIRA Cover by JAVIER SALTARES The original creative team unites to complete an issue eight years in the making! In early 1998, GHOST RIDER #93 ended with a shocking cliffhanger: the death of Dan Ketch, the Ghost Rider's human host! But the book was canceled prematurely, prior to the release of the series finale in GHOST RIDER #94 - which had already been written and was almost entirely penciled. Now, the final fate of Dan Ketch is revealed at last! With Blackheart deposed, the Ghost Rider is now lord of the Nether Realm. What does he intend to do with his power? And will the other Dark Lords - like Belasco, Pluto and Hela - allow him to keep it? This special edition also includes GHOST RIDER #93 and other bonus material! 72 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Written by Walter Simonson Art by Renato Arlem Cover by Howard Chaykin Concluding the 4-part story begun in HAWKMAN #59 and crossing over with JSA CLASSIFIED #21 & 22! Hawkgirl defines her next priority on Earth: destroy Hath-Set and break the vicious circle of the Hawks' doomed existences. On sale January 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Coinciding with the DVD release of the first Hellboy animated film, Hellboy Animated Volume 1: The Black Wedding brings the animated version of the character full circle, to the comics pages, in these two original tales. In the lead feature, 'The Black Wedding,' written by Jim Pascoe (Kim Possible, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and drawn by Rick Lacy (Venture Brothers), Liz Sherman is kidnapped by an ancient cult, dragging the entire Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense into a horrifying tale of witchcraft and possession. Hellboy Animated co-creator Tad Stones and Fabio Laguna (X-Men Unlimited) team up in 'Pyramid of Death,' in which radio hero Lobster Johnson inspires a young Hellboy to inflict some imaginary justice of his own. With a cover by Jeff Matsuda (producer/art director of Batman) and a pinup by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, this book is the perfect bridge between the comics and cartoon worlds of the World's Greatest Paranormal Detective.
(W) Mark Waid (P) Marc Silvestri (I) Joe Weems (C ) Steve Firchow (Cov) Marc Silvestri What if the nuclear arms race was just a cover for a far more insidious détente? How would the world's governments deal with the true fallout of the Cold War? From the minds of comic legends Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, The Flash) and Marc Silvestri (X-Men, Wolverine, The Darkness) comes this science-fiction/action-thriller that has mesmerized fans worldwide. Featuring Hunter-Killer issues #0, #1-#6 bound in this exquisite hardcover with an original dustcover available in two formats; a limited edition hardcover limited to 1,000 copies and a Deluxe Boxed Edition with/ slipcase limited to 250 copies
(W) Mark Waid (P) Kenneth Rocafort (C ) Steve Firchow (Cov) Trevor Hairsine, Marc Silvestri For months, Morningstar has been selling one of his key agents short, unaware that the Hunter-Killers are harboring a traitor in their midst! Has Morningstar's trust been misplaced to the point where the fate of the world itself is in danger? With two covers by Marc Silvestri and Kenneth Rocafort.
by Zeu The Infiniteens face their baptism of Fire as evil arrives to the peaceful coastal town of Cape Ruseur. A dangerous rescue mission to save the lives aboard the air fortress Sagitarius turns for the worse when the young heroes stumble upon Excelord´s dark secrets. What would you do if the deadliest, most powerful man on the planet set his sights on you?
Young, smart and beautiful, Grace Stokes had the perfect life. By a young age, she'd already accomplished what most people could only dream of. First as a multiple-record-setting X-Games champion, and most recently as sole designer and president of her own clothing company, Grace was an icon for a generation. But on a fateful trip to Japan, Grace discovered that she was no ordinary person, but one of THE INNOCENTS. Blessed with unbelievable abilities, the Innocents are living embodiments of Yin and Yang and, unfortunately for Grace, somebody wants them DEAD. Written by Witchblade, Darkness and Aphrodite IX co-creator David Wohl and featuring the art of Bing Cansino and Haberlin Studios, THE INNOCENTS ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL features 80 pages of story, as well as special Bonus Materials only available in this format--including character bios, background information, behind-the-scenes coverage and a host of other features that truly makes this a totally new graphic novel experience. SC, 96pgs, FC $9.95
ION #10
Written by Ron Marz Art by Fernando Pasarin & Greg Tocchini Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky The 'Twilight' of Ion begins as Kyle is torn between a menace from the New Gods and a personal tragedy back home. The clock is ticking for Kyle to discover place in the universe. On sale January 31 • 10 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Ron Marz Art by Greg Tocchini, Tom Grindbery and Jay Leisten Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky Collecting the first 6 issues of the acclaimed maxiseries! Kyle Rayner has become Ion, the living embodiment of the Green Lantern legacy, and only the Guardians of the Universe hold the secret to Kyle's fate. Will Kyle accept his new role or rebel against everything he stands for?
Written by WARREN ELLIS Penciled by ADI GRANOV Cover by ADI GRANOV It's the beginning of a new era for Iron Man as renowned scribe Warren Ellis joins forces with artist Adi Granov to redefine the armored Avenger's world for the 21st century - a landscape of terrifying new technologies that threaten to overwhelm fragile mankind! What is Extremis, who has unleashed it, and what does its emergence portend for the world? Collecting IRON MAN #1-6. 160 PGS./Rated T+ ...$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2258-3
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy Cover by James Jean Concluding the 2-part story 'Jack Frost.' Jack now has the powers of the Snow Queen to do with as he will. His only job is to deliver winter to the next kingdom over in a timely manner, while the Snow Queen continues to suffer from her mysterious illness. How can anything possibly go wrong? On sale January 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS
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
Written by Walter Simonson Art and cover by SImonson Continuing the 4-part story by Walter Simonson that started in December's HAWKGIRL #59! In JSA CLASSIFIED #21, find out where Hawkman's been since Hawkgirl returned to Earth, while the breakout of several high-powered prisoners of the Rann-Thanagar War brings Hawkman's involvement in the war to its premature conclusion. Part 3 of this epic tale ships two weeks later in issue #22! Struggling to defeat the powerful person behind the Rann-Thanagar prison break brings Hawkman and Hawkgirl back together after more than a year apart…and forces them into a situation that could turn the tide in the epic war! Issue #21 on sale January 10; issue #22 on sale January 31 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by DAVID MACK Cover & Art by DAVID MACK The ultimate resolution and fallout to Kabuki's strike at the Noh. Only one side is left standing as Akemi's entire plan unfolds, and a new order emerges. From 'The Art of War' to 'The War of Art' to 'Self Fulfilling Prophesy.' It's a new start for KABUKI and the perfect jumping-on issue for new readers! You've heard about all the awards. You've heard everyone talking about why KABUKI is so amazing and mind-blowing. Now is the chance to see what all the talk is about! 32 PGS./All Ages... $2.99 Retailers: See order form for variant incentive. RETAILER INCENTIVE: For every 10 issues ordered, retailers will receive one free copy of the Kent Williams alternate cover. Retailers can also order the Kent Williams cover at $2.99 each. Still available: KABUKI #1-7 (including Alex Maleev & Adam Hughes covers) and REFLECTIONS #5-6
by Micheline, Hudson, & Kubina The forests of western Oregon hold a secret… something much more than its typical Sasquatch sightings. But whatever it is that's stalking the woods, the military is very interested in keeping it quiet. Well, we all know just how quiet a reporter Carl Kolchak is about things like a deformed, hulking creature that hides in the shadows.
Written by Jesse Leon McCann Art by Min S. Ku & Jeff Albrecht Cover by Scott Jeralds Heel before Dom! Krypto discovers he's not the Last Pup of Krypton after all! On sale January 31 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
by Pulido, Ryp, & Tucci The fan-demanded femmes fatale showdown finally begins here! Kyoto, Japan. The Dark ages. Shi - she who walks in shadow - is a folk hero to her people: the single force willing to strike at Yamada's iron-fisted leadership. Lady Death: a lost soul desperate to save her mother from the grip of the warlock, Sagos. When Lady Death is offered her mother's freedom in exchange for Shi's life, two forces from two different worlds collide in a battle for the ages. Written by Lady Death creator Brian Pulido and featuring art by the masterful Juan Jose Ryp, this full-color catfight is one that you don't want to miss! This book features these stunning covers: Regular by Shi creator Billy Tucci, Ryp by super-star Juan Jose Ryp, Premium by Matt Martin, Wraparound by Rafa Lopez, and a special Jewel Edition (limited to 350 copies) by Ryp.
by Thomas F. Zahler It's Valentine's Day and Mark is about to take on his most difficult super feat of all: finding a date for his girlfriend Abby's sister, Charlotte. Check out the latest issue of this critically-acclaimed, heroically super situation comedy series!
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS In this month's issue of MARVEL SPOTLIGHT, we'll shine the light on STEPHEN KING'S DARK TOWER! We'll talk to the creative team that will unite Marvel Comics with the concepts of one of the giants of modern fiction, getting an inside look at Robin Furth, Peter David and Jae Lee and we'll even talk to Stephen King himself! So if you're a longtime fan of DARK TOWER or curious as to what it's all about, you'll want to check out this issue of MARVEL SPOTLIGHT! 48 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
The Cine-Manga adaptation of Disney's Meet the Robinsons is about a boy genius who invents a machine that recovers forgotten memories-and who inadvertently travels forward in time! In the future, he encounters a family whose survival depends on his ingenuity! Key Selling Points: • The Cine-Manga adaptation of the hit film from Disney-will publish in conjunction with the theatrical release (March 30) • Based on popular children's book A Day with Wilbur Robinson, by William Joyce • Gorgeous CGI screen captures, similar to the technilogical wonder and awe of Chicken Little
by Carol & Matt Dembicki In a watery world where only the strong survive, the denizens of a pond launch a plan to eradicate Mr. Big, a giant snapping turtle that is terrorizing them. Despite a few protests warning of the possible consequences, the animals solicit the support of a murder of crows to carry out the plot. But the scheming crows have their motives to carry out the kill.
Written by BRIAN REED Pencils and Cover by GUISEPPE CAMUNCOLI Once upon a time, Carol Danvers was a novelist. This morning, at the New York Public Library, a child with the ability to turn anything he imagines into reality has begun to read Carol's sci-fi epic 'Binary,' based loosely on her own life amongst the stars. Within minutes, the library is overrun with visions from Carol's book and soon all of New York City is threatened! Brian Reed (Ms. Marvel, New Avengers: Illuminati) and Giuseppe Camuncoli (Captain Atom: Armageddon) team up for this one-shot special guest-starring Simon 'Wonder Man' Williams and re-introducing one of Ms. Marvel's oldest threats! 48 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
by BRIAN BOLLAND, JAMES CHAMBERS, RON KASMAN, GEORGES JEANTY, DOVE McHARGUE, R.G. TAYLOR, STEVE RASNIC TEM, JASON WHITLEY, JOE KEATINGE, EVAN BRYCE cover KARL WALLER 64 PAGES B&W DECEMBER 28 $ 5.99 The Eagle, Eisner, and Harvey Award nominated anthology returns this month with yet another issue packed with today's top creators and tomorrow's brightest talents. This issue we welcome Horror novelist Steve Rasnic Tem with his short story 'Erased.' RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
by Various A Phantom tale like no other, told by ten top talents, and only a giant-size Annual could hold it! 'Five Days of the Dragon' spans five centuries, as five different generations of The Phantom battle the dreaded pirates of the Singh Brotherhood to control a powerful artifact from feudal China. But even if the Ghost Who Walks defeats his cutthroat enemies, can he hope to withstand the ancient, mystic power that will be unleashed? All this, plus a superstar pin-up gallery! If you've never read an issue of The Phantom, this is the place to start!
story STEVE NILES art & cover ANDREW RITCHIE 32 PAGES FC JANUARY 17 $3.99 The world has been overrun, the fleash-eating undead rule the streets, and two teen boys are left abandoned in the city to fend for themselves and care for their rotting mother. In a world where the undead eat human flesh, what chance to two boys have when they can hardly get along themselves? Featuring art by Andrew Ritchie that will literally make your skin crawl, and story by Steve Niles, readers will discover that this is NOT your typical zombie story. RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
Written by MONTE COOK Penciled by CAANAN WHITE Cover by DAVID CURIEL / INSHIELD Ptolus: The City By the Spire is a place of history and mystery, a city built upon the ruins of itself, and filled with adventures from top to bottom. And Sheva Callister, a retired treasure hunter who's come back for one last job, is painfully aware of this as she stumbles into the underground tomb of Narros, the Lich King, a powerful undead creature who does not appreciate her intrusion. But if she and her companions can escape, they'll only be plunged into more excitement and deception as various nobles from the city above use her in a pawn in a strange game of their own. That is, of course, unless the legendary 'Iron Mage' appears and lends her a hand… Penned by Monte Cook, one of the best-known contributors to the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS third edition and the creator of the PTOLUS campaign set (described as 'the most deluxe campaign set ever made!'), this comic book miniseries has turned heads for its sharp writing and its beautiful artistic style. It's a must have for any fantasy fan, and a great read for anyone who enjoys a good adventure! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
by K. Thor Jensen No job, no girlfriend, no home, no future. In 2001, cartoonist K. Thor Jensen had nothing left. So he packed a bag and jumped onto a Greyhound bus, circling the United States on a 10,000-mile road trip. In this 'joyously bleak handbook for the post-911 generation,' Jensen tells his story and the stories of the people he meets on the way, in a tale that veers from the hilarious to the tragic. In over 300 pages of comics, you'll see flaming furniture, replica genitals, ghosts, fights, and more of America than a graphic novel's ever dared to show!
by Marco Corona This issue completely abandons Miranda (for now) and plunges into Riccardo's pirate fantasy. Not only do you get all the swashbuckling you could possibly want (beautifully delineated by Italian cartoonist Marco Corona), but after a black and white first installment, Reflections #2 explodes into lush duotone watercolor like its fellow Ignatz titles!
by Tania Del Rio 'Salem Returns': As Sabrina continues her 'magic free' life (see last issue), her aunts are more and more concerned. They can't figure out why Sabrina would want to deny her special gift. When all seems lost, Salem concocts a scheme that may force Sabrina to return to magic... which would be bad news for Harvey, who is really enjoying how care-free Sabrina has become!
Tony Montana is back-scraping the bottom of the barrel. The feds think they've got Tony under their thumb. A whole bunch of other scumbags believe they've got Miami under their control. And Tony's got nothin'-except for a gun, his ambition, and a plan to get back to the top. It ain't gonna be long until the bullet starts flying and the body count starts rising. Scarface's epic return continues. Featuring art and a cover by Dave Crosland and an available photo cover, too. *Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio. *Retailers: See your order form for special incentives
Written by Grant Morrison Art by Doug Mahnke, Freddie Williams III, Yanick Paquette and Michael Bair Cover by Mahnke The brilliant mind of Grant Morrison (THE INVISIBLES, JLA, ANIMAL MAN, DOOM PATROL, New X-Men) is showcased once again as his most groundbreaking and ambitious project concludes! This fourth volume in the series features the exploits of three of the seven soldiers: Mister Miracle, Bulleteer, and Frankenstein from SEVEN SOLDIERS: FRANKENSTEIN #2-4, SEVEN SOLDIERS: MISTER MIRACLE #3 & 4, SEVEN SOLDIERS: BULLETEER #3 & 4, and SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY #1. Independently, each of these characters is featured in a story arc that redefines his or her purpose in the DCU. But their stories also interweave with the other Soldiers' tales, forming a grander story of a devastating global threat to mankind. Together these reluctant champions must arise and somehow work together to save the world…without ever meeting one another!
THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR MANGA! One of the world's biggest comics, containing the original manga versions of some of the most popular anime ever made! Each issue includes tons of full-color information about toys, TCGs, CCGs, video games, and anime, plus amazing manga stories! Rating: T
by Peyer, Lash, and Morrison Bartman meets his newest and perhaps least effective nemesis, the sinister genius known as The Science-ster. (Yeah, that's the best we could come up with.) Then Radioactive Man becomes aware of the fallout from his nuclear powers and decides to give up super-heroing forever!
by Kapur, Wells, & Virgin Comics Jessica Peterson has accepted her role as the Snakewoman and has agreed to exterminate 68 reincarnated souls before they can kill her. But what happens when she discovers that not every member of the 68 is evil? Has she forfeited her humanity by agreeing to hunt them with Harker?
SPAWN #164
'NEW BEGINNINGS' Horror has a new face. Murder, suicide, self-mutilation, mental breakdown; New Vista Apartments has a higher death rate than downtown Baghdad. But no one wants to leave. Spawn discovers there really is no peace for the wicked.
A perfect jumping-on point for new readers, the wildest space adventure in the Old Republic begins a new story arc featuring stolen starships, killer droids, and the debut of a dangerous villain! When fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick and his small-time con artist cohort Gryph part ways with their friends on the Last Resort, the odd couple sets out to score a new ship. Soon enough, the two find that helping themselves to something they can't afford carries a much higher price than they bargained for! Meanwhile, a sinister power from across the galaxy begins hunting the Last Resort, determined to stop at nothing until the ship's owners are within his grasp!
by Stuart Moore & Various It lies beneath the barren desert of West Texas: a giant relic of science and human ambition so dangerous it was sealed twenty years ago in hopes that it would be forgotten. But there were those who would not and could not forget the day when an ill-fated experiment claimed the lives of loved ones and colleagues alike. Sara Eerie, the daughter of the man who fought to create this relic, the Supercollider, is determined to discover what happened to her father all those years ago. Para, the sci-fi horror series created by Eisner Award Winner Stuart Moore, is now compiled for the first time in a collection that explores science and the supernatural in a haunting and intricate narrative. Features a cover by Spectrum Award winner Stephan Martiniere.
Written by Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieiza, Len Wein and Gerry Conway Art by Pete Woods and José Luis García-López Cover by Dave Gibbons Collecting ACTION COMICS 841-843! An alien race is collecting unique specimens from Earth- and the Man of Steel is first on the list! Plus,Kurt Busiek introduces stories from DC COMICS PRESENTS #4, #17 and #24! Guest-starring Nightwing, Aquaman, Firestorm, the Metal Men, Deadman and more
by Johnson, Ponce, & Parsons REFLECTIONS. Years ago, Casey Jones was plagued by horrible dreams of a monstrous alter ego. Thinking the nightmares have ended, he heads out for an evening on the town with April and Shadow. Little does he know that his fears are coming back... with a vengeance!
Written by Geoff Johns Art by Tony Daniel & Jonathan Glapion Cover by Daniel Part 1 of the eagerly anticipated 'Titans East' story! Led by Deathstroke, a Teen Titans team consisting of Batgirl, Risk, Match, Alter Boy, Enigma, Sun Girl and Inertia is out to chew gum and kick butt…and guess what? They're all out of gum! On sale January 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Rob Vollmar & Pablo Callejo The first graphic novel by the best-selling team of 'Bluesman.' An emotionally powerful tale, drawn from the fabric of America itself, that follows the adventures of young Tucker Freeman as he is compelled to hop a train to escape from the crippling poverty of his rural existence. Armed with only fifteen cents and the memory of his occasional hobo father's counsel, Tucker must find his place in this broken America of the Great Depression before the realities of being young, poor, and homeless consume him.
by Anders Nilsen A collection of short strips about loss, transformation, waiting, and paralysis. It is a concept album in different styles, a meditation on paying attention, an abstracted autobiography, and a travelogue, blending Nilsen's disparate styles, from the iconic simplicity of his Monologues for the Coming Plague to the finely rendered Dogs and Water and Big Questions.
20th Anniversary Celebration! The world-shattering conclusion of the 4-part adaptation of the classic 1986 TRANSFORMERS movie! Unicron sets out to destroy the Transformers' home planet Cybertron-and only the power of the Matrix can stop him! Written by long-time GenOne scribe Bob Budiansky and illustrated by Trans fan-fave artist, Don Figueroa. *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
by CLAMP The latest chapter of the top-selling series, set in an alternate reality of heroic and romantic characters on a magical quest.
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Penciled by MIKE WIERINGO, MIKE ALLRED, JOHN SEVERIN, NICK DRAGOTTA, ARIEL OLIVETTI and JIM MAHFOOD Cover by MIKE WIERINGO You asked for it, you got it! Quite possibly the most important comic ever! A life-changing event that will change the way you look at yourself and the world around you! Spinning out of the page of CIVIL WAR -- and every other top-selling comic crossover event you can think of - it's ULTIMATE CIVIL WAR SPIDER-HAM FRISIS (FEATURING WOLVER-HAM)!!! He's little, he's pink, he knows how to bring home the bacon. He's Spider-Ham - and he's about to embark a kaleidoscopic, time-spanning, universe-shifting journey that will prove just how big a pig he really is. Guest-starring: Iron Ham, Deviled Ham, Fantastic Ham, Green Ham, Ant-Ham, Ultimate Captain Ham, Hambit, Hamneto, and everyone's favorite Sorcerer Supreme -- whathisface? You know, the guy with the blue tights and red cape…Mustache…Man-servant named Wong? -- anyway, you know who I'm talking about. He's in it, too. And Wolver-Ham - did I mention him? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Written by MIKE CAREY Pencils and Cover by PASQUAL FERRY 'GOD WAR' It's battleground Earth as the God War between Halcyon and Acheron comes crashing down on New York! The Fantastic Four stand as our last, best hope against Ronan the Accuser, who has passed the irrevocable sentence of death to the Earth. Not to be missed! Part 6 (of 6) 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray Art and cover by Daniel Acuña Homeland Invasion! President Knight unleashes his metahuman army to take care of the Freedom Fighters once and for all. Will our nation's capital become the final resting ground for Uncle Sam? On sale January 24 • 7 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Stan Sakai's biggest admirers-who also happen to be some of the hottest names in comics-come together to celebrate one hundred issues of Usagi Yojimbo at Dark Horse! Featuring eight extra story pages for a total of thirty-two, Usagi Yojimbo #100 is structured as a good-natured roast of both Usagi and Stan, kicking off with an opening by publisher Mike Richardson and artist Rick Geary before launching into unforgettable contributions from Frank Miller, Jeff Smith, Sergio Aragonés, Guy Davis, Mark Evanier, Scott Shaw, Jamie S. Rich, and Andi Watson-not to mention Stan Sakai himself! This extra-special issue is the ultimate introduction to the world of the rabbit ronin and his inimitable creator, a perfect entry point for anyone who ever wondered why the adventures of this long-eared hero have been among the most acclaimed all-ages comics for over two decades! • One of the longest-running, consistent-selling comics ever! • Eight extra story pages in this issue, with cardstock wraparound cover. Usagi Yojimbo™ © 2006 Stan Sakai.
by Mike Allred & Various This is the crown jewel of a career retrospective! This issue is jam-packed with never-before-seen pin-ups, commercial projects, and commissions. Also included is a sneak peek at pre-production art and storyboards for the Madman movie and hints of what is to come with the all-new Madman comic book series. This issue brings everything up to date. This is the ultimate intimate look into comic book creator Mike Allred's scrapbooks, sketchbooks, and secret files with commentary throughout! Plus, Flip Action Corners!
Safe for now... but for HOW LONG... and at what cost? RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
by Antony Johnston & Chris Mitten DYING FREEDOM - An issue with consequences as grave as it's title! As Michael and crew learn more about the post-Big Wet world, more is revealed about both NewBegin and the monstrous Sandeaters! Hop on board the comic that G4 TV called 'Part Deadwood, part Dune, and all kick ass!'
MIGHTY AVENGERS ASSEMBLED! Spinning out of the fateful events of Civil War, a new Avengers team assembles to become Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Get the lowdown on how this new team will rock the status quo of the Marvel Universe, courtesy of series writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Frank Cho. GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO STRIKES! Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis deliver big on this sci-fi saga, which finds Green Lantern's mortal enemy Sinestro building an army to take on the GLs and the Guardians of the Universe! Learn how Johns will take Green Lantern to new heights with this latest epic! CATCHING UP WITH 'LOST' After a nearly three-month hiatus, the hit ABC phenomenon returns in February with the remainder of its shocking third season. We'll catch you up on what you missed, where the show's at right now and where it's going! LONG LIVE THE KING Stephen King's The Dark Tower series from Marvel, with art by Jae Lee, takes the comic world by storm in February. Can the fantasy- tinged tales starring the mysterious Gunslinger shoot down the competition? Hey, his name's not King for nothing! SPIDEY: BACK IN BLACK! Marvel's Wall-crawler climbs back into the fan-favorite black costume that debuted in the wake of the original Secret Wars. Why is Spider- Man undergoing another controversial change of duds? We'll fill you in on this latest fashion brouhaha!
'THE UPS OF THE DOWNS' Awkward kisses, nocturnal fumblings, broken hearts... Ah, to be a teenager in love! For most of us, these are things we'd prefer to forget, but in this autobiographical anthology, C.B. CEBULSKI shines the light on the romances of his past and shares some outrageous high school love stories! It's Fast Times at Ridgemont High meets Mean Girls as we're taken to bonfires, backseats and bedrooms in these touching and sometimes tragic tales.
X-MEN #195
Written by MIKE CAREY Pencils and Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS 'PRIMARY INFECTION' While the X-Men follow her trail to India, Rogue is at the mercy of the man known as Pandemic! What is his fascinating connection with Rogue? What has he done to Lady Mastermind? Why is he called Pandemic? All good questions. Read the issue and find out! Part 2 (of 3)! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99


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