Arriving Wednesday 2/14/07

The first-ever 24 miniseries explaining Operation: Nightfall continues. Jack Bauer and his special ops unit were sent into Serbia to hunt down the mass murderer Victor Drazen, but now the team has become the targets. Can they complete their mission? Can they even escape alive? Find out in this original prequel mini-series based on the hit Fox series. Joe Corroney (Spike vs. Dracula) provides a special variant cover. *Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio. *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
52 WEEK #41
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Pat Olliffe & Drew Geraci, Joe Bennett and others Greg Rucka, Mark Waid Breakdowns by Keith Giffen Art by Chris Batista & Rodney Ramos, Backup features by Waid and various Covers by J.G. Jones The month begins with one of the main players in 52 having everything - and everyone - taken away from him, and ends with messages from beyond the grave that will have a lasting impact on several DC heroes. Also, Ralph Dibny's fate - or is that Fate? - is at last revealed as he solves the greatest mystery of all. Plus, more Origins of the DCU! 52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman…but not a year without heroes. Week 40 on sale February 7 • Week 41 on sale February 14 Week 42 on sale February 21 • Week 43 on sale February 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
Written by TOM DEFALCO Pencils and Cover by RON FRENZ It's bad enough that the Hobgoblin, the Black Tarantula and Mad Dog are vying for the lethal legacy of Wilson Fisk, the former Kingpin of Crime, Mayday Parker has to face Simone DeSantos in a school debate and Jimmy Yama launches his comic book by introducing an all-new Spider-Girl to the public. 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
by Kaori Yuki As the pieces fall into place, High Angel Rosiel's master plan becomes clear. With Lucifer under his control, he intends to enter Atziluth through the Gate of the Grand Cross and take control of the Tablet of Heaven. Aware of Rosiel's plan, Setsuna and the other angels race to the Gate to stop Rosiel from bringing about the destruction of the world. Rating: T+
Written by JOSS WHEDON Pencils & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY (50/50 COVER SPLIT) 'UNSTOPPABLE' The secret is out! With the knowledge that Colossus is the mutant destined to destroy Breakworld, what will Ord's next move be?! And what exactly has happened to Cyclops?! Part 2 (of 6)! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Penciled by WILLIAM ROSADO Cover by DAVE JOHNSON The Super-Adaptoid has gone underground, and Hank Pym has stared down his deepest demons. And when the mysterious Yellowjacket arrives on the scene... why do the Avengers have to act like they don't know him? And how does his appearance lead to the most surreal super hero wedding in Marvel history? All the answers are here! 32 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99
BATMAN #663 Written by Grant Morrison Art by John Van Fleet Cover by Andy Kubert Writer Grant Morrison continues his acclaimed run on BATMAN! After the shocking event of BATMAN #655, in which the Joker was shot point-blank in the face, the Crown Prince of Crime makes his triumphant return to Gotham to wreck havoc on the city and take his revenge on Batman! And as citizens of Gotham City will soon discover, the Joker's reappearance is no laughing matter. On sale February 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Russell Lissau Art by Sanford Green & Nathan Massengill Cover by Green When a squad of high-tech thieves hit the Gotham Musuem, only the unlikely dynamic duo of Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth can stop them! But even they may not be enough to save a priceless artifact when Catwoman gets involved! On sale February 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
Written by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Roy Thomas and others Art by Bob Kane, Carmine Infantino, Marshall Rogers and others Cover by Alex Ross The Dark Knight's career is chronicled in this unique anthology that reprints classic stories featuring unforgettable tales of the World's Greatest Detective. Witness the evolution of Batman in some of his most signifigant tales from the 1940s to the present. Advance-solicited; on sale February 14 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US
by Brandon Jerwa & Adriano Batista As the first Cylon War draws to a close, Tom Zarek begins to walk the line between revolutionary and terrorist. Zarek's 'Sagittaron Freedom Movement' will begin its rise to power, making him a hero to some and a menace to others; but his burgeoning empire might crumble from the inside if he's not careful! Passion, betrayal and violence all play their parts as the origin tale of this enigmatic Battlestar Galactica character continues! Written by Brandon Jerwa, illustrated by Adriano Batista and featuring stunning and cinematic covers by both Batista and Stjepan Sejic, Zarek is a must-read!
by Various What's better than a digest full of those teen dream queens, Betty and Veronica? A double digest full of them! Featuring new stories, classic tales, puzzles, games, and your chance to 'Find Your Name in Print!'
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE Penciled by SCOTT KOLINS Cover by SCOTT KOLINS An indescribably powerful cosmic being gathers nine of Marvel's most mismatched super-beings for purposes beyond their comprehension. Can Spider-Man, Gravity, Venom, Henry Pym, the Wasp, Medusa, Kraven, Firebird and the Hood keep from killing each other before they must face the dangers of their destination, the deadly artificial planet known as Battleworld? Collecting BEYOND! #1-6. 144 PGS./Rated A …$19.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2624-4 Trim size: oversized
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC You asked for it! At long last, Blade comes face to face with his father! Who is this mysterious man? And what dark secret does he hold? Marc (Wolverine, Brothers & Sisters) Guggenheim and Howard (The Shadow, New Avengers) Chaykin have the answers, and they can be found in this special self-contained issue! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
A new story arc begins! Separated from Isaku and Manji, Döa and Rin begin to lean on each other for support, with neither of them knowing that they're actually on opposing sides of a complex, generations-long conflict. As Edo's most esteemed doctors mull over Kagimura's experiments and Manji's mystical, regenerative bloodworms, Rin starts spying on Edo Castle and Kagimura's comings and goings. She knows that Manji is trapped inside, and she just needs one big clue to get her rescue operation rolling. The Edo Castle stakeout commences with 'Barefoot,' part one of five! • 2006 Eagle Award winner for 'Favourite Manga Title' • Winner of Japan's prestigious Media Arts Award and America's own Will Eisner Award.
Written by Sholly Fisch, George Krstic and Jim Alexander Art by Mike Kunkel, Dan Davis, Millet Henson and others Cover by Matthew I. Jenkins and Mike DeCarlo Juniper Lee has a cold! Who will protect her town now? On sale February 14 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
Double agents, go-go assassins, evil twins and errant plot threads collide and spin-kick the holy hell out of each other in this, the monkey-slaughtering finale to CASANOVA V.1 - which almost entirely takes place inside the head of a giant robot. CASANOVA: Blowing minds is our business. And business is good. RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

by Busiek, Stern, and Fry The Deadqueen decides that Ash and Darkman are becoming a royal pain in her dead @$$, so she sets out to create her own special 'Army of Darkness!' And she calls forth from one particular gravesite, the burned and battered body of Robert G. Durant. Whoo-Boy, Darkman isn't going to like that! All the mayhem is brought to you by writers Kurt Busiek and Roger Stern, artist James Fry, and series cover artists George Pérez and Nick Bradshaw!
art DAVE JOHNSON, JEFF JOHNSON, JOSH MIDDLETON, DAN PANOSIAN & LESEAN THOMAS cover DAN PANOSIAN 112 PAGES FC DECEMBER 6 $24.99 The DRINK AND DRAW SOCIAL CLUB VOL. 1 contains the scribblings and scratchings of a large group of artists strictly at pubs and taverns across the country. The pints and pencil shavings makes for some 'good times' as they their best to 'keep it real'! Check them out at - What started out as just DAVE JOHNSON, DAN PANOSIAN, and JEFF JOHNSON has spread to over 1600 members with splinter groups popping up everywhere. Just recently they were filmed as part of the upcoming MySpace film documentary.
by Various Reprints the first six complete issues (24 stories) of the comic book Tales From the Crypt, originally published in 1950, and the inspiration for the hit movie and HBO series.
by Bones Renton must face the inevitable truth about Eureka as tensions mount between Gekkostate and the Federation, and things near their fiery conclusion.
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by ALAN DAVIS, DENNIS JENSEN, RICK LEONARDI & RON LIM Cover by ALAN DAVIS England's premier super-team takes their show on the road as their interdimensional odyssey begins, leaving their earthly enemies to the tenacious Technet! Plus: From the pages of Captain Britain's original series, see Jamie Braddock at the beginning of his reality-wrecking career! Guest-starring nearly every hero and villain in the Marvel Universe - or very unreasonable facsimiles thereof! Magic, manga and more await within! Collecting EXCALIBUR #12-20. 224 PGS./Rated A …$24.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2202-8 These EXCALIBUR CLASSIC TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE! EXCALIBUR CLASSIC VOL. 1: THE SWORD IS DRAWN…$19.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1888-8) EXCALIBUR CLASSIC VOL. 2: TWO-EDGED SWORD…$24.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2201-X)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Pencils and Cover by PAUL PELLETIER While Psylocke is welcomed to the team through mortal combat with Sabretooth, Blink finds herself up against an army of Hand warriors and the Madam Hydra of this world is revealed to be…let's just say the gang is in for stormy weather. 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
An oath sworn in friendship takes Drizzt Do'urden on a quest like no other - to find the legendary Mithril Hall, birthplace of Bruenor Battlehammer and his dwarven ancestors! But even as Drizzt searches for the key to Bruenor's past, he is forced to confront his own tragic history all over again…
Written by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS & MARC SUMERAK Penciled by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS Cover by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS Move over, Mr. Fantastic - Marvel's First Family has a brand-new star! Franklin Richards finally hits the big time with this collection of all four of his critically acclaimed one-shots! Join Franklin and his robot pal H.E.R.B.I.E. as they head into Reed's lab for all kinds of fantastic fun, amazing adventures and more trouble than you can shake an Ultimate Nullifier at! This compilation is bound to bring out the kid in every reader! Plus: Who is the Masked Marvel?! Collecting FRANKLIN RICHARDS: SON OF A GENIUS, EVERYBODY LOVES FRANKLIN, SUPER SUMMER SPECTACULAR and HAPPY FRANKSGIVING - plus MASKED MARVEL #1-2. 112 PGS./All Ages …$7.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2322-9
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray Art by Adam Archer & Peter Guzman Cover by Ryan Sook The horrifying tragedy of Camp Crystal Lake continues! Jason commits terrible mayhem through the ominous night, but what's the bloody secret that the lake and surrounding forest hold…could there be an ancient evil that predates the Vorhees family? On sale February 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
GEN 13 #5
Written by Gail Simone Art and cover by Talent Caldwell & Matt 'Batt' Banning A vicious battle with the psychotic Heaven Zeleven leaves the unprepared Gen13 kids shattered and divided, perhaps permanently. Is there a traitor in the ranks? The high-octane superhero madness continues! On sale February 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by JAVIER SALTARES & MARK TEXEIRA Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Illinois,' Part 1 (of 5) In a small town northeast of Chicago, people are losing their heads…literally. The sheriff of this sleepy little town firmly believes he's found the culprit-a scruffy drifter found sleeping in the bushes with blood on his clothes and no believable explanation for where he was and what he was doing when the murders occurred. He even gave the sheriff a fake name: 'Johnny Blaze.' But the identity of the true culprit is even more macabre: Lucifer has taken up residence in a new host - a casualty of CIVIL WAR who's bound to raise eyebrows! And what does this all have to do with CIVIL WAR? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
story JOE CASEY art TOM SCIOLI cover TOM SCIOLI & RICHARD STARKINGS 24 PAGES FC JANUARY 31 60¢ SPECIAL SIXTY-CENT ISSUE!!!! BOOK SIXTEEN: $TRANGE BUT TRUE In this specially priced issue, the Pentagon is forced to reassess their tenuous relationship with Commander Adam Archer. Is he an all-American hero… or a threat to humanity? It's a journey through the GØDLAND saga so far, with an outcome you won't believe! The proverbial 'jumping-on point' for new readers. Yeah, yeah, yeah... we know you've heard it a thousand times, but this time IT'S TRUE! Affordable and informative… what more could anyone want from the ultimate Cosmic Superhero Epic?!
Written by Judd Winick Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens It's Green Arrow versus the Red Hood and Batman versus Brick while Speedy follows a lead that might reveal why the Red Hood has come all the way to Star City. Unfortunately, the Red Hood has come for Hal! On sale February 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Keith Champagne Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins Concluding the suspenseful three-part tale 'The Dark Side of Green.' The being known as The Dominator arrives on Earth with murderous intent! Halfway across the universe, only the rogue group of Green Lanterns known as The Corpse have the means to stop his destructive rampage...if only they weren't already dead. Can anything stop The Dominator from destroying the planet? On sale February 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Dan Slott & Dan Jurgens Art by Jurgens & Jerry Ordway Cover by Jurgens & Kevin Nowlan JLA CLASSIFIED ships twice in February, as the 5-part sory 'The 4th Parallel' heats up! Issue #34 features Part 3, as the Red King continues his fact-finding exploration of the multi-verse and discovers a second splinter world. And on this world it seems Batman may have the upper hand... for now! And in issue #5, the final world created by Doctor Destiny's Materioptikon is completely dominated by the Red King... as the Justice League of America is dismantled one member at a time! Issue #34 on sale February 14; issue #35 on sale February 28 32 pg, FC, $2.99
Written by Geoff Johns Art by Dale Eaglesham & Art Thibert Cover by Alex Ross / Variant cover by Eaglesham Hawkman returns to the Justice Society of America as the team battles the super-assassins attempting to exterminate their legacies! But who is behind this insidious movement and what new hero will rise to challenge them? Plus, a stunning revelation about Damage, and Maxine Hunkel chooses a code-name: Cyclone! Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Alex Ross; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Dale Eaglesham, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale February 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Happy times are here again with another laugh-riot volume of classic stories staring America's suburban sweetheart-Little Lulu! Have a hoot at the silly circumstances and crazy conundrums Lulu and her pals get themselves into, the diminutive heroes and heroines of a place called Main Street. Whether it's growing worms in her parents' bedroom, coming up with creative uses for custard pies, or nabbing a jewel thief, Lulu and the gang fearlessly face some of the funniest fiascos ever concocted. • These all-ages tales are more than just an exceptional piece of comic-book history, they're all-out gut-busting fun, perfect for both kids and their parents. • 'Recommended for all libraries; appropriate for young readers, but it will also appeal to adults, both out of nostalgia and for its own charm.' -Library Journal, from a previous volume of Little Lulu
by Jim Zubkavich How many times have you wished for a different life? How many moments have you let pass you by? A young boy named Colby Reynolds searches for meaning in the world around him and discovers a place where dreams can come true, if he's willing to pay the price. On the way, he'll see sights he's never fathomed and encounter truths about himself he'll wish he never knew. Mysterious, atmospheric and thought-provoking, the Makeshift Miracle was one of the first complete graphic novels ever released on the internet. Now finally in print, readers can discover first hand the award-winning story that Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics) calls 'a melancholy, enchantingly drawn meditation on imagination and yearning'.
Written by Mark Andreyko Art by Javier Pina & Robin Riggs Cover by Kevin Nowlan 'Unleashed' Part 3! Manhunter's dogged pursuit of justice for Wonder Woman brings her face-to-face with the hero she admires and fears the most - Batman! On sale February 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by A.J. Lieberman Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit Cover by Barrionuevo J'onn J'onzz faces a betrayal from within the Martian ranks, leading him to take actions he didn't think himself capable of. And when he finally tracks down the mastermind behind the Martian abductions, he discovers a shocking truth that will set him back to square one! On sale February 14 • 7 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by CLAY MANN Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN The creatures of MONSTER ISLE have finally overthrown and exiled the MOLE MAN. And for their new leader they recruit the bravest, noblest monster they know ... the Thing! 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
ASTONISHING X-MEN #16 NEW X-MEN #20 64 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50 RUNAWAYS #15 64 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99
by Ben Towle Members of the stranded crew of the airship Italia have spotted land, but planning a journey across the vast ice expanse causes conflicts anew among the increasingly fractious party. Meanwhile, aboard the rescue ship Krassin, American reporter H.R. Finds the radio gear he needs for work monopolized by his Russian counterpart, Zowie, who has little tolerance for his brash attitude.
NEIL GAIMAN'S NEVERWHERE TP Written by Mike Carey Art and cover by Glenn Fabry The comics adaptation of New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's acclaimed novel is now available complete in one 224-page trade paperback! Collecting all nine issues of the Vertigo maxiseries, this volume follows the adventures of an ordinary Londoner who stops to help an enigmatic girl and is drawn into a battle to save the strange underworld kingdom of London Below from destruction. Advance-solivited; on sale October 4 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by SCOT EATON Covers by SALVADOR LARROCA 'FALLEN FRIEND' Part 1 & 2 (of 2) Chris Claremont makes his triumphant return to NEW EXCALIBUR with one of the most personal stories of his career. One of the team's members suddenly succumbs to an all-too-real tragedy. The team must pull together and care for their fallen friend while their own lives fall to pieces. Also, this issue features the debut of all-new ongoing penciler, Scot Eaton! Plus covers from legendary X-Artist Salvador Larroca! 32 PGS.(Each)/Rated A …$2.99 (each)
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE Pencils and Cover by PACO MEDINA 'MERCURY FALLING' As Mercury's torture continues, X-23 and Hellion discover the horrific agenda behind their teammate's abduction. What is Predator X? The New X-Men are about to find out in the most painful way possible as they put it all on the line to save their friend from the Facility that created X-23. The fallout from 'X-23: Target X' continues here! Part 3 (of 4)! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Written by WARREN ELLIS Pencils and Cover by STUART IMMONEN To all those who HAVEN'T been buying NEXTWAVE- Thanks a lot, jerks! This is the last issue! To all those who HAVE been buying NEXTWAVE- YOU RULE!! Do not miss this pulse-pounding conclusion to the greatest work of western literature EVER! Hamlet? Horrible. War and Peace? What-a-joke! The Great Gatsby? The Great Lame-by, maybe. Those works are going to be moved to the Bad Section of your local bookstores after this issue comes out. Don't miss this or you won't know what your children's children are reading in school. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
NEXTWAVE: AGENTS OF H.A.T.E. VOL. 1 - THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT TPB Written by WARREN ELLIS Penciled by STUART IMMONEN Cover by STUART IMMONEN RRRAAAAAGGGGGHHHHH!!! Action! Excitement! Explosions! The Highest Anti-Terrorism Effort, or H.A.T.E. (a subsidiary of the Beyond Corporation©) put Nextwave together to fight Bizarre Weapons of Mass Destruction. When Nextwave discovers H.A.T.E. and Beyond© are terrorist cells themselves, and that the BWMDs were intended to kill them, they are less than pleased. In fact, they are rather angry. So they make things explode. Lots of things. Starring Monica Rambeau (formerly Captain Marvel and Photon), Aaron Stack (Machine Man), Tabitha Smith (X-Force's Meltdown), monster-hunter Elsa Bloodstone and the Captain! Guest-starring Fin Fang Foom! If you like anything, you will LOVE Nextwave! BOOM! Collecting NEXTWAVE: AGENTS OF H.A.T.E. #1-6. 144 PGS./Parental Advisory …$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1909-4
Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by Renato Guedes The miniseries finale! When this miniseries started, there was one OMAC left - and there will still be only one OMAC standing when it's over! Brother Eye wins either way, but what will that mean for humanity? And will Mike Costner be in any shape to care? On sale February 14 • 8 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
In this issue-everything happens! Seriously. 'From the slightly deranged and feverishly creative minds of Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau…' -Augie De Blieck, Jr., Comic Book Resources '…good clean comics fun.' -Augie De Blieck, Jr., Comic Book Resources '…it would be a shame to see it get lost in the flood of new titles arriving on shelves these days.' -Augie De Blieck, Jr., Comic Book Resources '…even the letters column continues the mirth and mayhem of the comic.' -Augie De Blieck, Jr., Comic Book Resources '#@&%!! Can't you guys find anybody else to pimp your crappy book?!?' -Augie De Blieck, Jr., Comic Book Resources Text and illustrations of The Perhapanauts™ © 2006 Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau.
Written by GARTH ENNIS Penciled by GORAN PARLOV Cover by SHAWN MARTINBOROUGH What? You didn't actually think that a load of buckshot to the chest in shark-infested waters was gonna put him down for good, did you? The Punisher's wildest foe is back -- give or take a few boy parts -- this time he's embarking on a solo mission: playing bodyguard to the son of a dangerous mob boss. Should be a breeze for a guy who went toe-to-toe with Frank Castle and lived to tell about it, right? Guess again. Junior is a hemophiliac -- and every crime syndicate in the country can't wait to take a shot at him as payback to his dad. To survive, Barracuda will have to navigate hitmen, corrupt cops, black ops, a Central American strongman, and rescue a damsel in distress. No kidding. 32 PGS./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.
PVP #31
story SCOTT KURTZ art & cover SCOTT KURTZ 32 PAGES B&W JANUARY 24 $2.99 Strange things are afoot at the offi ces of PvP Magazine. A heated fi ght between Brent and Skull triggers a strange phenomenon that causes them to swap their consciousness. Now Brent is trapped inside of Skull's body and Skull is stuck inside of Brent. Fridays have never been freakier in the EISNER AWARD WINNING funny book.
by James Turner Rex discovers, to his horror, that more is going on in the Book of Monsters than he had at first realized, and he must make a choice between prioritizing the missing library patron or saving the planet. Back in the library, Hypatia has an encounter with a Machiavellian figure from Rex's past which leads to her making an audacious decision. One that may well come back to haunt her.
by Gotham Chopra, Ashok Banker, R. Manikandan, & Jeevan Kang James Jensen's spiritual quest leads him toward the darker rituals of Indian mysticism, causing the conscience to balk. Betrayed, court-martialed and sentenced to execution for his crimes against Her Majesty's army, James has lost the will to live. However when he learns that his infant son may be alive, his newfound mystic abilities manifest them in an awesome display!
Written by John Ney Rieber Art by Eric Nguyen Cover by Tim Bradstreet Kieran Marshal struggles with his new role as the Sandman as he tracks the terrorist chieftain Masad to the holy city of Jerusalem. Now he must race to stop an apocalyptic terror plot that will bring his own nightmares to life. On sale February 14 • 3 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Tony Montana is back, rising through the ranks, killing anybody stupid or suicidal enough to get in his way. Total control of the Miami drug trade is once again in sight, and the good life is just a few well-aimed bullets away. One big problem-the South American drug lord who thought he killed Tony just found out that Montana is very much alive. Tony needs this like he needs a hole in the head. Funny, the South American kingpin was thinking the exact same thing! The seedy, blood-soaked saga 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 ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA Pencils and Cover by ANGEL MEDINA 'THE STRANGE CASE OF...' Part 1 (of 3) The War has ended, but the fallout continues. As Spider-Man and his family get used to the new status quo...other Spider-Men begin appearing all over the city. Younger, less-experienced versions of our web-spinning hero, causing havoc wherever they go. Who's creating these arachnid dopplegangers and why? And will Peter Parker be able to stop them, and whoever's behind them, before more lives are lost? Including the life of one of his star students? 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
VIZ Media's monthly manga magazine, Shojo Beat, offers vast quantities of serialized shojo manga appearing in the United States for the first time. In addition to tons of beautiful artwork and compelling storylines from well-known manga creators, Shojo Beat offers quality editorial on Japanese trends, art, news, fashion, and culture, plus interviews, how-to's, and more! Shojo Beat is a hip, fun, informative read that will appeal to newbies and manga fans alike. Rating: T+
Written by Robert Bernstein and Jack Miller Art by Ramona Fradon, Kurt Schaffenberger, Nick Cardy and others Cover by Jim Aparo Collecting classic tales of Aquaman from ADVENTURE COMICS #260-280, 282 and 284 and more! Over 500 pages highlighting classic tales of Aquaman, featuring the debuts of Mera and Aqualad! Advance-solicited; on sale February 14 • 544 pg, B&W, $16.99 US
Written by STAN LEE & GERRY CONWAY Penciled by JOHN ROMITA SR. & GIL KANE Cover by GIL KANE Spider-Man's career has often been shaped by tragedy, but rarely as much as in the story of the Stacys! Two of Spider-Man's greatest enemies, Doc Ock and the Green Goblin, made comic-book history by killing the wall-crawler's police-officer mentor, Captain Stacy, and his first true love, Gwen - events that affect the Marvel Universe to this day! Guest-starring Iceman of the X-Men! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #88-92 and #121-122. 160 PGS./Rated A …$19.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2504-3 Trim size: standard
The first issue of Legacy revealed the facts of the attack on the Jedi Academy on Ossus and of the betrayal of Emperor Roan Fel by Darth Krayt and the Sith. Now it is time to learn of the machinations and of the secret alliances behind those actions. Grand Moff Nyna Calixte supervises intelligence gathering for the Empire. Darth Maladi does the same for the Sith. Together they could form an unbeatable team, able to sway the course of a galaxy. That is, if they don't destroy one another first! From the ambush of the Galactic Alliance's fleet to Roan Fel's narrow escape from assassination, the true story of the Sith overthrow of the Empire can at last be told! • This is the future of Star Wars, the continuation of the story that started in the original trilogy, and none of it has been seen before. • Supergirl artist Adam DeKraker makes his Star Wars debut! © 2006 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Legacy are © 2006 Lucasfilm Ltd.
Written by Christos Gage Art and cover by Doug Mahnke Variant cover by Tom Raney To counter the stress on the PHD, King assigns Black Betty, Gorgeous, and Fahrenheit the most dangerous mission of all: enjoy a ladies' night out on the town...together! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers in a 1:10 ratio that may be ordered seperately; please see the order form for details. On sale February 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Mark Schultz Art and cover by Ariel Olivetti The action-packed conclusion of the 2-issue mélee! An entire colony of Earth's deadliest enemies has hidden themselves away for centuries…but now they're poised to overtake the planet - unless Earth's most resourceful heroes can stop them! On sale February 14 • 2 of 2 • Prestige Format • 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US
Written by Kurt Busiek Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco& Jesus Merino A new hardcover collection featuring the best-selling SUPERMAN #654-658! The Man of Steel has returned to Metropolis and must battle to rout Intergang out of Metropolis! He also faces trouble with Lois, looming problems involving Lana Lang, and a dangerous new discovery in Kazakhstan. Get ready for an action-packed saga that tears a swath across Eastern Europe!
Written by David Lapham and Brian Azzarello Art by Eric Battle, Cliff Chiang and Prentis Rollins Cover by Matt Wagner 'Malpractice' takes on a whole new meaning when some unscrupulous doctors go in for the worst kind of operation at the shaky hands of the Spectre! Plus, 'Beware the Architects' - cosmic puppetmasters whose elusiveness is exceeded only by their apparent capriciousness. On sale February 14 • 5 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by WARREN ELLIS Penciled by MIKE DEODATO Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Variant cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI Faith in Monsters, Part 2 of 6 The new Thunderbolts embark on a manhunt for Captain America's old sidekick, Jack Flag. Can Jack survive against the raw power of Venom and the cunning of Moonstone? And what has he done to deserve being hunted down? Plus, discover how Songbird ended up a low-ranking member on the team she used to run. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Pencils and Cover by TOM GRUMMETT He is the last of thirteen, taught for his entire life that he was born better. A Zemo by blood is a superior person. So then why has he always failed? Now, having been sent hurtling through time, BARON HELMUT ZEMO will have a chance to encounter the truth of his family AS IT HAPPENED IN THE PAST -- when he comes FACE TO FACE with the first of his family line, the legendary Baron Harbin Zemo! But how much of what we know of our family history is truth and how much has been embellished by the perspective of time? Can Zemo find a way to escape his situation or will he choose to stay trapped in time if it means preventing his family lineage from a legacy of failure? 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
IDW continues their look back at some of the most beloved Transformers comics from years past. This special monthly series continues to present classic hard-to-find stories from the past two decades of Transformers comics. Nick Roche (Transformers Spotlight: Shockwave) once again presents a new cover recreation of the original cover art. This issue features the threat of Astrotrain in the story, 'The Cure!' originally presented in Marvel Comics' The Transformers #30! *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
Written by Judd Winick Art and cover by Howard Porter The red-hot maxiseries by Judd Winick and Howard Porter continues! Sabina, the Council of Merlin's representative in the Middle East steps in and sabotages Freddy's latest trial - succeeding in taking some power for the evil members who sponsor her! On sale January 24 • 5 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
written by AARON WILLIAMS & SCOTT KURTZ art & cover by GIUSEPPE FERRARIO July 5 • 32 pg • FC • $2.99 It's the moment we've all been waiting for: Justin and Bailey's wedding! Unfortunately, several uninvited guests are literally crashing the party. Agent McGee is bringing his favorite armored assault vehicle, and an unexpected visitor from space is planning on taking the super-suit back whether Justin's stuck in it or not! Will the bride and groom survive to see their honeymoon?
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN Pencils and Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE 'AFTERMATH' PART 1 (of 2) After the devastating events of the previous few issues, the X-Men must deal with their loss and move forward…but is everything as it seems? And how will the X-Men's foes react to their emerging status quo? Who lives? Who leaves? And what is…the Shadow King? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by STEVE DILLON Cover by JOE QUESADA 'Swift and Terrible,' Part 1 (of 5) Having finally seen his face, Wolverine sets out to rescue his son from the grasp of the shadow society that once enslaved him. But Logan's son doesn't want to be saved-he wants revenge…against Logan, the father who abandoned him. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
Written by Brian K. Vaughan Art by Goran Sudzuka Cover by Massimo Carnevale In the last stand-alone special issue before the final arc of the series, the all-female Fish & Bicycle Theatre Troupe returns to explore what Hollywood would be like if it were run by women. What role will these actresses play in Yorick Brown's future? On sale February 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Makoto Raiku Life takes a turn for the fantastic when the enigmatic Dr. Riddles and his partner, Kedo the mamodo, pop into town. Armed with an arsenal of tricks and traps, Dr. Riddles forces Kiyo to question the very nature of his knowledge about both Zatch and his book. Do Zatch and Kiyo have enough strength to solve the doc's puzzles and learn a new spell at the same time? Rating: T


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