Arriving Wednesday 2/7/07

52 WEEK #40
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
by Yuu Watase Another woman has kissed Night, reinitializing his system to accept her as his new girlfriend. Riiko hunts down the apartment where Night is staying with his new lady, frantic to get to him before he gets fully 'imprinted' and she loses her chance with him forever. Rating: T+
Written by Geoff Johns & Richard Donner Art by Art Adams, Joe Kubert, Pete Woods, Rags Morales, Kevin Maguire, Eric Wight and Tony Daniel Cover by Adam Kubert & Joe Kubert Variant cover by Gary Frank What do Art Adams, Joe Kubert, Pete Woods, Rags Morales, Kevin Maguire and Eric Wight have in common? No, they're not the latest rogues in Superman's gallery! Rather, they're just some of the talents DC has assembled to deliver ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #10, the place to catch up on all that's new to Superman's world - and to catch a glimpse of things to come in future issues of ACTION! Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Adam Kubert & Joe Kubert; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Gary Frank, 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 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by Gail Simone Art by Mike Norton & Andy Owens Cover by Ladrönn Concluding the 2-part story with guest art by Mike Norton (Runaways)! A rogue Linear Man makes his way to Ivy Town in search of the man who holds the secret of the Time Pool. And hopefully the Atom can save at least half of the Man from an untimely demise! On sale February 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by John Ripley Art and cover by Georges Jeanty & Karl Story Collecting the acclaimed 8-issue miniseries by screenwriter John Ridley (Three Kings) and artist Georges Jeanty! In the early '40s, the United States government launched the Civil Defense Corps, a group of 'super-heroes' who could fight evildoers and communism. But that dream was far from reality by the '60s. How far will America go to protect its dream of a better tomorrow? Advance-solicited; on sale February 7 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Angel and Spike put their heads together to discover who's been manipulating them from afar! And what better way to get to the bottom of things than some good old-fashioned breaking and entering! It's an all-vampire museum heist! Written by Scott Tipton (Spike: Lost and Found) with full art and colors provided by David Messina (Angel: Old Friends). Stephen Mooney (CSI: Dying in the Gutters) provides a variant cover, too. Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio. Retailers: see your order form for a special incentive
Written by Kurt Busiek Art by Brent Anderson Cover by Alex Ross Who is The Emissary? What is his message for the world, and how is this cosmic being linked to the Apollo Eleven? Even as cosmic concerns rock the world, more private ones rock the city. Astro City's biggest, most dramatic epic continues as the gangwar erupts and Charles and Royal are both caught up in it. As one brother's life begins to fall apart, the other finds success, bringing him deeper and deeper into danger. And the arrival of Jitterjack, the Divided Man, brings a face from the past into the brothers' lives - which will spin them further and further into the Dark Age. On sale November 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Frank Miller Art and cover by David Mazucchelli A new softcover edition of one of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures eve! In addition to telling the entire dramatic story of Batman's first year fighting crime, this collection includes loads of reproductions of original pencils, script pages, promotional art, unseen Mazzucchelli Batman art and more!
From his days as a young mercenary to his time as captain of the Band of the Hawks' Raiders, Guts's life has been defined by his ability to fight and his will to win. Now cursed with the Brand of Sacrifice-a sigil that will forever mark him as prey for the damned-and with his companions dead, his lover's mind destroyed, and his one-time commander and friend reborn as a malevolent demon lord, it seems that more than ever Guts must rely upon his instinct to survive. But Hell has many faces, and when what appears to be an innocent country village proves to be a den of tragic secrets, the horror of a fairy tale perverted by pain and hate may prove to be more than Guts can handle! Created by Kentaro Miura, Berserk is a streaking manga fireball, an epic riot of galvanic action, grotesque horror, and grim humor with an army of fanatic loyalists ready to convert unbelievers or drive them screaming into the wilderness. Speak, hands, for me! • Each volume of Berserk comes shrink-wrapped and carries an 18+ content advisory. Blade of the Immortal © 2006 by Hiroaki Samura. All rights reserved. New and adapted artwork and text copyright 2006 Dark Horse Comics, Inc. BERSERK by Kentaro Miura© 1989 Kentaro Miura. All rights reserved. First published in Japan in 1990 by HAKUSENSHA, INC., Tokyo. English language translation rights in the United States of America and Canada arranged with HAKUSENSHA, INC., Tokyo through TOHAN CORPORATION, Tokyo. New text copyright Dark Horse Comics, Inc./Digital Manga, Inc.
by Various 'Best Friends': Can it be true? Is Veronica really moving out of Riverdale? Apparently so, but she just can't shake the memories of all the good times she had with Betty, Archie, and the rest of the gang. Will Veronica find a way to make her father change his mind about the move? 'Kissing Up': So, how good are the boys of Riverdale High when it comes to kissing? Betty & Veronica aim to compare notes… even if that means staying up all night and getting no sleep at all on their 'sleepover!'
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by Tite Kubo The rebellion within the Soul Society grows as doubts spread about the death sentence of ex-Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki. Determined to save her, Rukia's childhood friend Renji vows to cut down the captain of his own squad, unaware of the terrifying fate that awaits him. Rating: T
by Chris Truillo & Eduardo Risso Originally published in Italy, Borderline is a 600-page epic created by Risso and writer Chris Truillo. Described by Harvey and Eisner Award-winning creator Risso as a 'sci-fi, post-apocalyptic story that openly shows the miseries and kindness of Humankind,' Borderline is available for the first time in English from Dynamite Entertainment! Foreword by writer & collaborator Brian (Superman, 100 Bullets) Azzarello!
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Art and Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS The ripple effects continue through JMS and Tommy Lee Edwards' alternate Marvel Universe. What strange twist will lead to the creation of the Spider-Man, who will replace Steve Rogers as the new Iron Man and what monumental presence threatens the very existence of humanity? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
by Gilgrim The holidays have come to The Cemeterians, and with them, a shadow from Jack's past. The very spirit of Christmas itself is threatened, and only Jack will be able to protect it - no matter how much he hates the holiday! Can The Cemeterians save Christmas? The Cemeterians issue #4, the un-Christmas Special.

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Penciled by ALEX MALEEV, RON GARNEY, MIKE MCKONE & TYLER KIRKHAM Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO The clouds are quickly building on the horizon for a storm that will split the Marvel Universe down the middle, and the line is drawn here! You will be asked: Whose side are you on? Well, whose side are you on? Ripped from the pages of NEW AVENGERS comes the explosive hidden story of Marvel Universe's secret past, the secret history of Marvel's most secret team - how they came together, and how they are ripped apart - setting the stage for CIVIL WAR. Meanwhile, Spider-Man's got a new lease on life, new powers and a new costume with some very special features - courtesy of his new best friend, Tony Stark. So what could possibly go wrong? Lots, True Believer. The bonds that Spider-Man now forges may very well determine his capacity to withstand the coming storm. And finally, a mysterious object has fallen from the heavens to crash in the Midwest, and Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four has been called in to try to piece together the mystery surrounding it. What is it, and how will it lead into CIVIL WAR and the return of a Marvel mainstay? Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #529-531, FANTASTIC FOUR #536-537 and the NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI one-shot. 160 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1974-4
by Various A sequel to the sold-out Cthulhu Tales one-shot, featuring the same roster of writers: Eureka TV series creator Andrew Cosby; Eureka show writer Johanna Stokes; Second Wave writer Michael Alan Nelson; Transformers screenwriter John Rogers; Ninja Tales writer Chris Ward, and a new creative voice in the mix: Hans Rodionoff, the writer of Marvel's Werewolf By Night movie and the upcoming Tekken film! Featuring the best of the best of a brilliant roster of artists, Cthulhu Tales: The Rising is a primal journey into a dark arena of horror.
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH Art and Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE Sketch Variant Cover by JAE LEE Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA 'The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.' With those words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King's Roland-an implacable gunslinger in search of the enigmatic Dark Tower, powering his way through a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic. Now, in a comic book personally overseen by King himself, Roland's past is revealed! Sumptuously drawn by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, adapted by long-time Stephen King expert Robin Furth (author of Stephen King's The Dark Tower: A Concordance) and scripted by New York Times Best-seller Peter David, this series delves deep into Roland's origins-the perfect introduction to this incredibly realized world, while long-time fans will thrill to adventures merely hinted at in the novels. Be there for the very beginning of a modern classic of fantasy literature! 48 PGS./CARDSTOCK COVER/Parental Advisory …$3.99 ©2007 Stephen King. All rights reserved.
As our heroes head to Pine Ridge, the buffalo dreams begin, leading them toward-what? Salvation, or deadly peril? Or both? With killers Rosebud Frank Denby up ahead and Johnny Fish coming up fast behind, they need to figure it out in a hurry. And they need to survive the buffalo, too... Jeff Mariotte and Alberto Dose deliver real western action, the way you like it! *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
Written by Paul Dini Art by Don Kramer & Wayne Faucher Cover by Simone Bianchi One of Bruce Wayne's oldest friends is found dead in Gotham Bay, ripped apart by a mysterious sea monster. As he investigates the bizarre death, Batman is drawn into a fatal encounter with the murderous creature. On sale February 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Brian Wood Art by Riccardo Burchielli Cover by Wood Don't miss this volume collecting issues #6-12 of the acclaimed series by Brian Wood! Roth's star power lands the break of a lifetime: an interview with the infamous leaders of the Free Armies. Advance-solicited; on sale February 7 • 168 pg, FC, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS
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by Riichiro Inagaki & Yusuke Murata We're back at the Deimon-Amino game as Sena faces his nemesis Minakata in a memorable showdown. Then, as the season unfolds, new rivals emerge, along with a slew of worthy opposing teams, in a thrilling quadruple-header filled with pent-up emotion, gritty determination and a surprise finale. Get ready for more football action in volume 12 of Eyeshield 21! Rating: T+
Written by ALAN DAVIS Pencils and Cover by ALAN DAVIS The Mole Man! Ronan the Accuser! Diablo! The Mad Thinker! Annihilus! As the four members of the fractured family are drawn back together by a web of intrigue, these villains and more will stand against them-with the future of humanity itself at stake! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
by Hernandez, To, Crawford, & Steigerwald Continuing from the pages of Fathom comes a story of ultimate loss, hidden fury, unresolved grief, and longing revenge, all shrouded behind the uncompromising face of the Blue warrior known only as Kiani. As a previously unseen faction of the Blue make their presence known, Kiani makes a crucial decision relating to the final events of Fathom Volume 2…and embarks upon a quest that will lead her to answers she may not want to know! Written by Vince Hernandez and illustrated by Marcus (Soulfire: Chaos Reign) To, this incredible 12-page zero issue sets the stage for the upcoming Kiani #1. Loaded with tons of extra sketches and concept designs for the series, this is one zero issue you won't want to miss! Also available is the 1-in-10 incentive Michael Turner cover, signed by the artist himself. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity created exclusively for this signed edition comic.
written by WARREN ELLIS art & cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH Another self-contained, standalone episode in the life of detective Richard Fell, working in the feral city of Snowtown. A place where things just get forgotten about. The small, decommissioned military storage facility on the north end of the docks. The nice girl from September Street who always said hello to the old men on the corner. The guy with the mark on his face who survived a walk on the dockside. Three things that connect into something Richard Fell isn't going to forget for a long time...
Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by TODD NAUCK Cover by Mike Wieringo The secrets of the alternate Uncle Ben begin to be revealed, but not before the Sandman attacks! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
Written by GARTH ENNIS Pencils and Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN 'Trail of Tears,' Part 1 Here it is -- the prequel to Garth Ennis and Clayton Crain's smash hit GHOST RIDER: ROAD TO DAMNATION! Travis Parham thought he'd seen hell. As a lieutenant in the Confederate Army, he stood neck-deep in muck and blood, surrounded by the whistle of hot shrapnel and men's screams. Two years later, Parham has carved a new life for himself, doing his best to forget the depravity that lurks in the pits of men's souls. Now, Parham's tranquil world is about to be rudely interrupted. Up from the depths comes a force of nature that transcends his wildest dreams -- a fiery wraith that knows a thing or two about evil, and even more about vengeance. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
One of the most unbelievable and ambitious G.I. Joe tales yet! Cobra Commander returns, and with him comes an incredible series of shocks and surprises that rocks the G.I. Joe team as never before! Collects the HUNT FOR COBRA COMMANDER one-shot, AMERICA'S ELITE #13-18, and character profiles of the cast!
Written by Steve Niles Art and cover by Scott Hampton The 5-part 'Helmet of Fate' story, dealing with Dr. Fate's lost helmet, continues in this special by the BATMAN: GOTHAM COUNTY LINE creative team of writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and artist Scott Hampton (THE BOOKS OF MAGIC). Learn the secrets of the original Sargon the Sorcerer and how his legacy affected those who must follow his mystical path. And how has he come upon the helmet of Dr. Fate? On sale February 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by GREG PAK Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI Cover by LADRÖNN Planet Hulk: Allegiance, Part 4 The wedding of the Hulk! That's right. In an effort to keep peace amongst the different races of Sakaar, Hulk smashes but he also loves…and takes a queen. As PLANET HULK moves toward its monumental end and WORLD WAR HULK looms on the horizon, don't dare miss this critical moment of what may be the Hulk's most epic tale! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
Written by DANIEL & CHARLIE KNAUF Penciled by PATRICK ZIRCHER Cover by ADI GRANOV Carnivale's Daniel Knauf and CABLE & DEADPOOL's Patrick Zircher take the armored Avenger in an unexpected new direction! Having exposed himself to the Extremis enhancile, Tony Stark is a new man - literally! But that's what has his New Avengers allies worried! And who is the mysterious figure working his way down a list of politically sensitive targets? Collecting IRON MAN #7-12. 144 PGS./Rated A …$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1671-0 IRON MAN: EXTREMIS TPB STILL AVAILABLE! $14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2258-3)
Written by ADAM WARREN Pencils and Cover by BRIAN DENHAM As armor-piercing destruction bears down on Iron Man at eight times the speed of sound, the high-tech secret at the heart of Tony Stark's latest reinvention of his powered suit is finally revealed... and still another set of mysterious enemies, far faster and deadlier than even the new and improved Iron Man, are likewise closing in for the cybernetic kill! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN Pencils and Cover by PHIL HESTER It's Ant-Man versus Ant-Man for the right to be the one-true ANT-MAN! You won't believe your eyes as Eric O'Grady dons the Ant-Man suit to defend his right to be Ant-Man! Ant-Man has come along to take away Eric's Ant-Man suit so he can't be Ant-Man! But Eric wants to be Ant-Man and will fight to be Ant-Man! Which Ant-Man will win? Which Ant-Man will lose? The answers will ANT-M... I mean, SHOCK YOU! Ant-Man! ANT-MAN! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti Art and cover by Phil Noto The debut of the Wild West's newest antihereo in an issue with art by Phil Noto (DANGER GIRL)! Jonah Hex has ridden with his share of outlaws, cutthroats and even supernatural gunfighters, but he's about to meet his match in the deadly young woman known as Tallulah Black! On sale February 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Craig Boldman & Rex Lindsey 'Picture Perfect': When a local magazine does a photo feature on Pop Tate's burgers, Pop hires a 'food stylist' to make sure the pictures look good enough to eat! 'Word-Play': Jughead comes up with the sound effect to end all sound effects. Now he just needs to figure out what makes that sound! 'Sweets to the Sweet': Jughead figures out a new way to get eats: remind all the girls he knows how tough it is to keep their figures so they give their food to him!
Written by Mike Baron Art by Carlo Barberi & Tom Fowler Cover by Ty Templeton Legendary writer Mike Baron (THE FLASH) guests for a pulse-pounding issue featuring Speedy and Booster Gold. Alone on the Justice League Watchtower, they must defend the team headquarters against the deadly and merciless Doctor Polaris! On sale February 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
Written by Paul Levitz Art by Joe Staton, Bob Layton, Joe Giella and Dave Hunt Cover by Brian Bolland A new volume collecting classic Silver Age Justice Society adventures! This volume - featuring stories from ALL-STAR COMICS #68-74 and ADVENTURE COMICS #461-466 - includes the Justice Society's battles with the Psycho-Pirate, the immortal Vandal Savage, the Injustice Society and more. Advance-solicited; on sale February 7 • 224 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Sora, Donald and Goofy continue their quest to rescue King Mickey and young Riku. But will they find them in time? And who is the strange Kairi look-alike that Sora sees in his vision? Could she be somehow connected to the shadowy 'Organization,' or is she another lost soul in need of rescue? Find out in the thrilling conclusion to Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories! Key Selling Points: • Lead TOKYOPOP title: National consumer print advertising campaign and internet advertising targeting core fan and video game sites-more than 2 million impressions • Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is the next game after KH for PS2, was a bestselling videogame for the Game Boy Advance. • TOKYOPOP's first 4-volume Kingdom Hearts manga series is a BookScan bestseller with more than a quarter million copies in print • Recommended Price: $9.99
The Corpse Delivery Service has helped the dead who wanted justice from the living. Now, think about how many living people would like to take vengeance on the dead. What if it were possible? When Sasaki realizes that the latest corpse in their office is the man who murdered her parents years ago, the Kurosagi crew learns of a far darker business than their own, in this intensely disturbing one-volume story. • Striking cover design by Bunpei Yorifuji makes Kurosagi a standout in a crowded field; Dark Horse has preserved the original graphic elements and even the 'brown paper wrapper' feel of the original Japanese book. • A U.S. live-action film based on The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service is tentatively scheduled for U.S. release in 2007. • E
by B. Clay Moore & Jeremy Haun The two worlds of Hollywood star/secret agent Nick Walker are on a full-on collision course and the impact could destroy both his careers. However Nick isn't the only box office draw leading a double life. Will his co-star save his bacon or place it firmly in the fryer?
by Matthews, Cassaday, & Cariello The Lone Ranger continues from creators Brett Matthews, John Cassaday, Sergio Cariello, and colorist Dean White! John Reid and Tonto return home... and from its ashes unearth a hidden piece of inheritance. Will what they find amidst the hills it leads them to be enough to convince John to stop running, and to face the legacy thrust upon him? Will it even matter as Black Bart's murderous rampage continues, drawing ever-closer to the only family Reid has left in the world?
Written by Joey Cavalieri, Barry Leibmann and Sholly Fisch Art by Neal Sternecky, Omar Aranda, David Alvarez, Alberto Saichann and Mike DeCarlo Cover by Scott Gross Daffy's having an art attack! He must be the best painter of all, no matter what Bugs Bunny paints up. On sale February 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
Written by Brian Azzarello Art by Danijel Zezelj Cover by Marcelo Frusin Atticus Mann, freed slave turned bounty hunter, faces off with Boyd Johnson, ex-confederate soldier-turned-scourge of Blackwater. Meanwhile, the mysterious secret of Blackwater comes into focus when Ruth finally confronts her tragic past. On sale January 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Jim Massey & Robbi Rodriguez What should be a simple bit of screw-tightening and WD-40 become a time travel fiasco when everybody's favorite custodians, Doug and Manny, are sent back into pre-history! It's Cro-Magnon madness as our pair try to figure out how to get home and how the heck a caveman got a jetpack!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by CORY HAMSCHER Cover by PATRICK SCHERBERGER Featuring the fearsome debut of VENOM to the Adventures Universe! Spider-Man realizes he has to get rid of his new black costume -- but the costume isn't going to go without a fight! 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
Written by Garth Ennis Art by Peter Snejbjerg & Karl Story Cover by Chris Sprouse & Story Variant cover by Glenn Fabry Midnighter, on a mission to kill Adolf Hitler, finds himself closing in on history's greatest mass-murderer - in Berlin circa 1945. Can Midnighter terminate the Führer before he kills himself? 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 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Brazen robots! Hostile corporate takeovers! Ill-fated interns! Criminally insane turnips! Distinctly unhelpful helper monkeys! And hats, dear God, hats aplenty! All this and more await any brave soul ready and willing to enlist in the ranks of the Mighty Skullboy Army! How do you sign up, you ask? Just purchase this book, absorb its nefarious bounty (we recommend using the eyes-to-brain method), and say hello to your new lord and master, Skullboy! If he's not home from elementary school yet, be sure to pick up a handy pager. You will be called upon when needed. Oh, and be sure to beef up on that health insurance. • Get ready to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world with Dark Horse's New Recruits winner Jacob Chabot's hilarious creation, The Mighty Skullboy Army!
Written by BRIAN REED Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE Cover by GREG HORN The seeds of Ms. Marvel's upcoming new status quo are planted here! Killer robots! Contagious zombies! Impatient teen side-kicks! Could it get any worse for Carol Danvers? You bet - because as our heroine battles the cybernetic psychopath known as the Doomsday Man, she learns a terrifying truth about herself! All this, plus Araña and Wonder Man! Writer Brian Reed (New Avengers: Illuminati) and penciler Roberto De La Torre welcome onboard new cover artist Greg Horn (She-Hulk) - and get you ready for next month's new era! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
Written by Jim Starlin Art by Ron Lim and Starlin & Al Milgrom Cover by Shane Davis & Matt 'Batt' Banning Unable to capture Captain Comet, the Eternal Light Corporation hires some outside muscle: the League of Insect Assassins! Plus, The Weird continues his strange quest to uncover the mystery behind his own second chance at life! On sale February 7 • 6 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US
by Ai Yazawa Nana K. is going home - for an awesome Trapnest concert! She drags Nana O. along, convinced that somehow Ren will sense his ex-flame in the audience. But life is never that easy, and Nana O. isn't sure if she even wants Ren back. As for Nana K., is she prepared for Trapnest to come down off the stage and into her life, or will her fan-girl attitude land her in a heap of trouble? Rating: T+
by Stefan Petrucha & Sho Murase Nancy Drew battles the Abominable Snowman! It happens at a new Bio-Dome facility in River Heights, where Nancy, Bess, and George get swept up in a mystery involving five different world environments encased within giant domes, animals and all. It's founded and funded by famed environmentalist billionaire, Cheri Goale. However, before the Bio-Dome officially opens, Sasquatch appears within the Arctic dome creating havoc and endangering the future of the facility. Nancy Drew investigates, but is soon trapped within the dome with the legendary Bigfoot. This storyline is tied into characters and events appearing in an all-new Nancy Drew PC game coming from Her Interactive.
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils and Cover by LEINIL YU The New Avengers return!! And they are bringing superstar artist Leinil Yu with them!! But who are the New Avengers and what are they doing post-Civil War? Plus the return of Ronin!! It's Ronin versus Elektra for control of the Japanese underworld! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
Written by WARREN ELLIS Pencils and Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA 'MATHEMATICS' The White Event. The most startling celestial phenomenon ever witnessed by the human race. The phenomenon that served as the backdrop for the Latvian landslip that unearthed the very tomb archeologist Len Carson was searching for. The tomb's discovery was such an unlikelihood that it begs the question: Was its emergence during the White Event merely a coincidence? Acclaimed writer Warren Ellis (NEXTWAVE) and superstar artist Salvador Larroca (X-MEN) bring you this new universe - a universe witnessing superhuman power for the first time. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Written by Chuck Dixon Art by Kevin West & Bob Almond Cover by Ben Oliver A new story arc begins! A group of teens stumble upon a manuscript chronicling secrets of the ancient Aztecs-and a particular legend surrounding a sleep demon! A monster that could be summoned to ward off dark spirits and tormentors-could Freddy have finally met his match? On sale February 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Manning, Welborn, O'Grady, & Ross Psychological horror in the vein of The Twilight Zone and Tales From the Crypt has returned! In these first three tales of terror, a one night stand becomes a conspiracy of Lovecraftian proportions; a man stranded at sea with his pregnant wife considers a ghoulish pact for survival; and a glimpse into Hell reveals Lucifer's plan to use the seven deadly sins to begin the Armageddon!
by Serena Valentino & Crab Scrambly In this issue, the tortured souls of Madame Lalaurie's victims want revenge, placing Rebecca and Victoria in a fight for their lives!
Written by Marv Wolfman Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne Cover by Michael Golden Introducing Bride and Groom - a marriage made in hell! Two new metas plague New York as an eerie competition begins: Who can achieve the most 'kills' before their wedding day? But nothing is as it seems as Bride and Groom's citywide war affects those closest to Nightwing! On sale February 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Goto's search to unearth the identity of his mysterious tormentor has led to one dead end after another, until he receives a tip that an old high school classmate may have orchestrated the kidnapping that began Goto's ten years of isolation and imprisonment. But many years have passed since Goto's seen his schoolmate, and he looks much different than Goto remembers. Has Goto found the true path to his final vengeance, or has he swallowed another piece of poisoned bait? Old Boy is an intense, bare-knuckled urban thriller in the tradition of Pulp Fiction and Payback and is the manga that inspired the critically acclaimed 2003 film from director Chan-wook Park that took the Grand Jury prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. • Original Japanese format. • Translated into English for the first time. • Each volume comes shrink-wrapped and carries an 18+ content advisory.
OTHER SIDE #5 (Of 5) (MR)
Written by Jason Aaron Art and cover by Cameron Stewart The critically acclaimed miniseries comes to its shocking finale, as PFC Everette and Vo Dai confront each other on the hellish battlefield of Khe Sanh. Whether the two men live or die is unclear, but one this is sure…neither will ever be the same again. On sale February 7 • 5 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Judd Winick Art by Carlo Barberi Cover by Matthew Clark Part 2 of 'Pay as You Go' continues to reveal the Outsiders' One Year Later secrets! Struggling to cope with two resignations and one death, Arsenal finds himself seriously rethinking his role in the team he re-started. On sale February 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
PIRATES OF CONEY ISLAND #4 (Of 8) (Note Price)
story RICK SPEARS art & cover VASILIS LOLOS variant cover BECKY CLOONAN 32 PAGES FC JANUARY 31 $2.99 The turf war between the Pirates and Cherries erupts into a big fat gang RUMBLE! It's a nasty fight, with the boys hitting hard and heavy and the girls stabbing with switchblades. Under it all, the teenage sexual frustration is thick and palpable, but Patch isn't out for kicks-he wants bloody REVENGE!
by Perry, Bevard, & Babiar How do you kill what can not be killed? How do you catch what can not be caught? These are the questions the nigh-unkillable pirates and extremely sneaky ninja camps begin to ask as they face down their newfound adversaries while trying to make their way to each other's ancient treasures! Cutlasses or caltrops? Tattoos or tonfa? Who will reign supreme?
Written by GARTH ENNIS Penciled by AVALON'S LAN MEDINA Cover by TIM BRADSTREET NEW STORY ARC 'WIDOWMAKER,' PART 1 AND 2 (of 7) Five women, linked by tragedy…and obsession. The Punisher killed their husbands -- put them down like gods -- and shattered their lives. Now they want payback…and they've hatched the perfect plan to get it. To bring the wolf to their door, all they need is bait. 32 PGS. (each)/Explicit Content …$2.99 (each) THERE IS A STRICT NO OVERPRINT POLICY ON ALL MAX TITLES - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS AND PLACE THEM BY THE FOC.
by Michael Avon Oeming & Homs 'Animals,' the ultimate tale of the She-Devil with a Sword, begins here, as we kick off the start of the 35th Anniversary celebration! Featuring regular Sonja writer Michael Avon Oeming, and new story artist Homs - fresh from the pages of Savage Red Sonja! After the shattering events of last issue, Kulan Gath is in control of the land, with Sonja and her companions sent to the other side of the globe. There, as they encounter strange new lands and beasts, they must decide whether to continue the quest against Gath, or cast their fates to this strange new world… a world of the 'Animals!' Featuring a stunning new cover by Sean (Wolverine) Chen, along with Kevin ('52') Nolan, and Dynamite artists Adriano (New Battlestar Galactica: Zarek) Batista and Homs (Savage Red Sonja: Queen of the Frozen Wastes), all shipping in an equal ratio! Plus, don't miss the foil cover featuring all-new art from the legendary Frank Brunner!
by Aleksandar Zograf A profound collection of Aleksandar Zograf's comics and correspondences during the war in Serbia. This book captures the essence of life during wartime, seen from the apartment window of one who was there at ground zero. This volume includes Zograf's entire e-mail correspondence to his friends throughout the world during the bombing of his hometown of Pancevo, as well as all of his comic strips produced over the decade long Balkan war. For those who appreciated Joe Sacco's Safe Area Gorazde and Palestine, you will not want to miss this very important book.
'LIFE'S A BEACH AND THEN YOU DIE' Sam thought that a tropical retreat could shield him from the pain of a love gone wrong…but when assassins interrupt his vacation, Sam is forced to put down his Piña Colada and pick up his sword. With Sam on the case, those white sandy beaches will be red in no time!
Written by Jason Aaron Art by R.M. Guéra Cover by Jock During his first week as a tribal cop, Dash Bad Horse soon realizes that life on The Rez ain't all it's cracked up to be. In fact, between busting cranked-up meth dealers, breaking up drunken bar brawls, and dealing with the tribal president's promiscuous daughter, it's turning out to be a real headache. And that's just the beginning of his problems! On sale February 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
SECRET #1 (Of 4)
'I know your secret.' Tonight is Tommy Morris's big chance: he's been invited to party with the social elite of Franklin High and maybe even hook up with the girl of his dreams. But when a prank call turns sour, Tommy gets much more than he bargained for . . . The Secret is a chilling coming-of-age mystery from Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson and Eisner-nominated artist Jason Alexander (Damn Nation; The Escapists).
Written by Jeff Smith Art and cover by Smith The much-anticipated 4-issue Prestige Format miniseries by Jeff Smith, the award-winning creator of BONE, brings the whimsical world of Earth's Mightiest Mortal to fully realized life! Young orphan Billy Batson finds himself wielding truly amazing magic powers - just in time to face an invasion of alien and earthly monsters! On sale February 7 • Prestige Format • 1 of 4 • 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US Edited by Mike Carlin
by Flynn, Wahnish, & Austin 'Valentine's Fray': Love is in the air, not to mention other factors that could give Amy a big chance to finally win Sonic's heart. What is the evil threat that could force Sonic to go on a date with lovesick Amy? Could the evil Eggman be behind this scene? And will Knuckles and Tails ever stop laughing at Sonic's misfortune? It's romantic comedy as only Sonic can deliver it - with plenty of action and intrigue to rub shoulders with!
Written by MARC SUMERAK Pencils and Cover by GURIHIRU It's siblings vs. symbiotes as Spider-Man and Power Pack find themselves up against a new enemy they never expected -- one of their own teammates! Has sweet little Katie Power finally gone to the dark side...and if so, will she ever want to come back?! Find out in the spine-tingling conclusion to this team-up tale! 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
Written by KAARE ANDREWS Pencils and Cover by KAARE ANDREWS A searing vision of Spider-Man's future, brought to you by rising star Kaare Andrews (INCREDIBLE HULK). The rumors are true -- he's back. Come down from the mountain like a righteous wraith of vengeance, dispensing rough justice and then swinging off into the night. Things were going well, too…that is, until Mayor Waters dispatched his contingency plan -- the newly reassembled Sinister Six -- and things got complicated. Now Peter Parker isn't just fighting for his very life, but to keep alive the spark of hope that's been squelched under Waters' boot. But first, he'll have to contend with the thing that was formerly known as Otto Octavius. 48 PGS./CARDSTOCK COVER/Rated T+ …$3.99
The inmates are running the asylum, and only one thing stands between them and freedom: a smart-ass vampire with a soul. Spike: Asylum ends with a bang-numerous bangs, in fact. And stabbings. And stakings. Fists will fly and heads will most definitely roll! Spike's latest adventure concludes, courtesy of screenwriter Brian Lynch and artist Franco Urru! Also available with a photo cover. Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio. *Retailers: See your order form for special incentives
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM Pencils and Cover by PAUL GULACY The smackdown of the century continues! How was Nighthawk able to clean Hyperion's clock last issue, anyway?!?! The mystery deepens as we see things from Nighthawk's perspective in this action-packed ripped-from-the-headlines story by Marc (Wolverine, Blade) Guggenheim and Paul (Shang-Chi) Gulacy! 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
Imperial officer Janek 'Tank' Sunber makes a critical choice between his duty to the Empire and his loyalty to childhood friend Luke Skywalker in an explosive tale of Rebel spies, Imperial ambushes, and the dreaded Darth Vader! Having rescued Rebel strategist Jorin Sol from the Empire, Luke Skywalker now leads X-Wing attack runs on Imperial convoys to rustle up much needed supplies for the Rebel fleet. Little does he know that within Sol lies a secret that will put the entire Alliance in danger. What's worse, when Luke receives a coded message from Lt. Sunber, he must decide whether to trust his old friend or obey the orders of Princess Leia who believes Tank may be part of an Imperial plot to capture the Rebellion's greatest hero! • A compelling new story set between the events of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back exploring the Rebel Alliance's struggle against the Galactic Empire.
Written by Joe Kelly Art by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund Cover by Stephane Roux The battle that's been revving up for months is here! Get ready for Supergirl vs. Batgirl…to the death! On sale February 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Jerry Siegel Art and cover by Joe Shuster Continuing the series of Superman stories in chronological order! This volume features classic tales from ACTION COMICS #14-20 and SUPERMAN #2-3 (1939-1940) written and illustrated by Superman co-creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, in which the Man of Tomorrow battles crooked politicians and slumlords as he brings justice to the downtrodden masses. Advance-solicited; on sale February 7 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US
TAG CURSED #1 (Of 5)
by Giffen, Leib, & Chee The horror epic continues! When Ed was tagged, he found himself cursed to become a literal member of the walking dead - physically decaying, but still able to think and speak. Terrified, he found the next victim he had to tag to pass along the curse. It's years later, and Ed can't live with the guilt of passing along the curse. So he decides... to stop it? How can one ordinary man hope to halt the advance of a curse that crosses centuries? A descent into hard-edged darkness and despair!
Love and family angst reach a new high in this volume as the new character begins to mark her territory. Shinobu and Akane were not prepared for Sumire's reaction to all of the madness surrounding his engagement. What does Momo have planned for her old master? Key Selling Points: • Made into a popular 10-part live-action dramatic series (Kimi Wa Pet) on the Tokyo Broadcasting System • Won the prestigious 27th Kodansha Manga Prize • Appeals to fans of Legal Drug, Hot Gimmick, and Kare: First Love Blurbs: • 'one of the best josei titles available' - ListerX
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by MARK BAGLEY Cover by MARK BAGLEY & RICHARD ISANOVE 'THE CLONE SAGA: EPILOGUE' Young Peter Parker must pick up the pieces of his life and face a series of terrifying questions: Will Aunt May survive her heart attack? What plans does Nick Fury have for Gwen Stacy? Is Peter being drawn back to MJ, or will he stay with Kitty Pryde? What about the mysterious Spider Woman? The answers will shock you. 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #42-43 64 PGS./Rated A ...$4.99
Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by CLAYTON HENRY Cover by JOHN WATSON 'THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SHI'AR EMPIRE' Now begins the fall of the Shi'ar Empire! Vulcan and Deathbird have started their coup and they brought help: former mad emperor, D'Ken! Part 9 (of 12)! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
by Josh Finney & Kat Rocha In the future, personalities can be distilled into a drug. Called Utopiates, these drugs allow users to swap personalities with the 'mental imprints' of others. For Corporal Jed Eckert, the military has hooked him on C.A.S.E., a combat dose that makes him the perfect soldier. But what happens when the war ends and Jed can't get his fix?
IDW and the Karney boys Bryan Johnson and Walter Flanagan bring you the second installment of what's sure to be this year's favorite Nazi/zombie/famous monster comic; War of the Undead. With Dracula, Frankenstein's monster and the Werewolf now in place, a sinister SS doctor's plan to reclaim Hitler's soul from Hell is hours away. The world's greatest monsters aren't exactly cooperative and with a Nazi controlled army of undead soldiers at the ready, the stage is set for some serious hand-to- claw combat. The old adage 'War is hell' has never been more true! *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
Written by Gail Simone Art and cover by Neil Googe Variant cover by Dustin Nguyen What's it like for super-powered teenagers living in a town, where the adventures of the town's residents are legend? And what dark secret could be the key to the murder of Mr. Articulate? 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 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by TAMORA PIERCE & TIMOTHY LIEBE Penciled by PHIL BRIONES Cover by DAVID MACK A HERO'S COMPULSION Part 4 (of 6) Black eyes, broken jaws, and multiple-fractured limbs---Angela del Toro aka White Tiger keeps on dishing out pain with a vengeance to the felons of New York City. She is still in hot pursuit of the murder-for-profit crime syndicate Chaeyi. Plus, Sano Orii and the all-new deadly Cobra have confronted her at every answer's turn, so far. And much like any hotshot rookie, Del Toro has to deal with unwanted public exposure, compliments of the Daily Bugle. If masked life wasn't bruising or brutal enough, Angela gets mauled by a vicious-but-familiar villain; 'enjoys' a little bit of quality time---sparring---with the one-and-only Luke Cage; and finally, catches a break with a solid lead on Chaeyi. Too bad, an all-out battle with Cobra leaves her a bloody mess on a rooftop. Welcome to the jungle! Is White Tiger going to die? 32 PGS/Parental Advisory …$2.99
Wormwood takes his friends out to the local gambling den for Leprechaun fight night. Problem is, they're a little rabid, and if you get bitten, it's next to impossible to find a cure before you die. And not even an immortal like Wormy is immune to their bite… the Worm is back for more, courtesy of Eisner-nominated artist Ben Templesmith, *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
X-23 TARGET X #3 (Of 6)
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST Pencils and Cover by MICHAEL CHOI & SONIA OBACK X-23's bloody past continues to unfold, and the man called Wolverine is haunting her every step of the way! What is Trigger Scent, and what are the Facility's plans to re-capture X-23? And what does the Kingpin of Crime have to do with it? Captain America and Daredevil are along for the ride as X-23 digs her claws deeper into the Marvel Universe, and not everyone is going to make it out alive. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
Written by MIKE CAREY Pencils and Cover by MARK BROOKS Rogue and her team have unfinished business on board the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier - business that concerns the twins, Northstar and Aurora, and a last-ditch attempt to restore them to their right minds. But a powerful enemy from the X-Men's past has a different agenda - and his plans to hijack the Helicarrier for his own uses lead to a terrible revelation. 48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Written by GREG PAK Penciled by TYLER KIRKHAM Cover by MARC SILVESTRI Who dares challenge the judgment of the Phoenix? The showdown at the Weapons Plus super-soldier creation facility known as 'The World' reaches its shocking climax as the Cuckoos embrace their destiny - and Emma Frost makes the most terrifying decision of her life. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
by Kazuki Takahashi Kaiba faces the mysterious eighth duelist, Ishizu Ishtar, the woman who gave him The God of the Obelisk… and now she's taking it back! Even though Kaiba has an Egyptian God Card, Ishizu has the Millennium Tauk, which gives her the power to see the future! Kaiba's only hope for victory may lie in the sands of time, in the secrets kept for centuries by the mysterious Egyptian Tomb Guardians. Rating: T


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