Arriving Wednesday 3/21/07

Reverend Gant and his traveling vampire ministry have vanished into the night and Agent Henson is out clues and out of time. Just as he's about to pack it in, his mysterious friend informs him of a massacre at a small sports bar in Texas. Is this just a coincidence or the final piece Henson needs to figure out Gant's plan before it's too late? Dan Wickline (30 Days of Night: Dead Space) and new artist Tony Sandoval bring you this latest horrific chapter of 30 Days of Night! Artist Nat Jones (30 Days of Night Annual) again provides an alternate cover.
52 WEEK #46
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid Art breakdowns by Keith Giffen Art by various Backup features by Waid and various Covers by J.G. Jones & Alex Sinclair In the month to come, death and destruction will reign supremein the DCU. Storylines will intersect with horrifying results, a main character will die, another will do something he hasn't done in years, and one will fall from grace. A war is coming, and the end is near. Week 44: art by Eddy Barrows Week 45: art by Pat Olliffe and Drew Geraci Week 46: art by Chris Batista Week 47: art by Joe Bennett 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 44 on sale March 7 • Week 45 on sale March 14 • Week 46 on sale March 21 Week 47 on sale March 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
'HOW FAR TO FALL' Ethan Falls was once a respected superhero - until his drinking got the better of him. Now he finds he is unable to provide for his young family, and his own sense of failure starts to beckon him towards easy money… and a life of crime!
Sunderland! Thirteen hundred years ago it was the greatest center of learning in the whole of Christendom and the very cradle of English consciousness. In the time of Lewis Carroll it was the greatest shipbuilding port in the world. To this city that gave the world the electric light bulb, the stars and stripes, the millennium, the Liberty Ships and the greatest British dragon legend came Carroll in the years preceding his most famous book, Alice in Wonderland, and here are buried the roots of his surreal masterpiece. Enter the famous Edwardian palace of varieties, The Sunderland Empire, for a unique experience: an entertaining and epic meditation on myth, history and storytelling then decide for yourself-does Sunderland really exist? From Bryan Talbot, the acclaimed creator of The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and The Tale of One Bad Rat, comes Alice in Sunderland, a graphic novel unlike any before. Funny and poignant, thought-provoking and entertaining, traditional and experimental, whimsical and polemical, Alice in Sunderland is a heady cocktail of fact and fiction, a sumptuous and multi-layered journey that will leave you wondering about the magic that's waiting to be unlocked in the place where you live. • 'Alice in Sunderland is parochial in its focus-but not in content. I believe anyone interested in the way history is formed and, in itself, forms culture, character, and a sense of place will be entranced by it.' -John Tufail, Carrollian scholar
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Pencils and Cover by RON GARNEY 'Back in Black,' Part 1 Look what someone found in their closet! Reeling in the aftermath of the Civil War that's wracked the Marvel Universe, Peter Parker has got plenty of reasons to consider a change of wardrobe. Black is his state of mind. But the worst is yet to come for Spider-Man. Get on board here, True Believer, as we gear up for an event that will forever change the life of your favorite web-slinger. There IS no going back. 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON Adapted by STACIE M. RITCHIE Pencils and Cover by BRETT BOOTH Anita Blake has become deeply involved in a murder mystery that threatens to shake the foundations of the vampire underworld of St. Louis, and she's not about to let the roadblocks she's encountered thus far stop her from solving the case. But she won't be able to do it alone - she's going to need the help of Phillip, a vampire junkie who can help her gain access to people and places she'd never be able to enter on her own. including a special vampire party where hunters like herself are definitely not welcome. Masterfully adapted from the novel by New York Times Best-selling Author Laurell K. Hamilton, ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER offers a thrilling ride through a world where vampires, werewolves and other creatures of the night are legal citizens of the United States and where hunters like Anita Blake are called in whenever things get out of hand. Discover why this title is already being called the 'surprise hit of 2006' by readers and critics alike! 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
Written by Tad Williams Art by Shawn McManus & Walden Wong Cover by Mario Alberti Acclaimed fantasy novelist Tad Williams (THE NEXT, The Dragonbone Chair) begins his stint as the new chronicler of the adventures of the young man who would be King of the Sea! Joined by the new art team of Shawn McManus (THE SANDMAN, SHADOWPACT) & Walden Wong (THE CREEPER, THE NEXT), a new horizon beckons for Aquaman, as new challenges await and new characters from this undersea world are introduced. It all begins here, in this extra-sized 50th issue extravaganza! On sale March 21 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US
by Various 'Weird He Go?': Archie is convinced the new British exchange student staying with Veronica is an alien from another world… especially when he finds the student's giant robot! Is the visitor really out of this world, or is Archie just out of his head? 'Viva Las Vegas': The glittery city never saw anyone as glittering as Katy! Katy is in town to present the awards at an extreme sports skateboarding competition, but she isn't winning any awards with her love-interest, stuntman K.O. Kirby. It's romantic intrigue, classy comedy, and fashions galore as only Katy can deliver!
Written by Rick Veitch Art and cover by Veitch & Gary Erskine Comics iconoclast Rick Veitch (SWAMP THING, CAN'T GET NO) writes and pencils a subversive new ongoing series, joined by inker Gary Erskine (THE FILTH). Comedy collides head on with tragedy when a New Jersey National Guard unit is deployed indefinitely to a never-ending series of wars in the Middle East. These are citizen soldiers - kids fresh out of high school shoulder-to-shoulder with middle-aged corporate manager. To motivate them, a modernized military has gone into full, take-no-prisoners marketing mode. Equal parts blistering battle action, sensuous soap opera and pitch-black satire in the vein of PREACHER and TRANSMETROPOLITAN, Army@Love is unlike anything Veitch - or any other comics creator - has ever attempted. And you won't believe your eyes when you see what it takes to become a member of The Hot Zone Club! Don't miss a Sneak Peek at this issue in Y: THE LAST MAN #55. On sale March 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Edited by Karen Berger
by Paul Daly & Steve Bryant The slam-bang conclusion! Trapped between Nazi forces and the undead army of a lost city, can Athena Voltaire seal the portal to the hollow earth?
Written by Andy Diggle Art and cover by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend Part 4 of the 6-part 'Rules of Engagement.' Lex Luthor has supplied his prototype G.I. Robot to the military - and only Batman knows there's a viper in the Pentagon's nest. But Lex Luthor knows as well, and attacks Batman in the Batcave to prevent being exposed! On sale March 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Brandon Jerwa & Adriano Batista From Dynamite Entertainment comes a new Battlestar Galactica mini-series starring Tom Zarek, the loyalty-testing revolutionary played by original series actor Richard Hatch! Issue #3 hurtles us towards the final Cylon conflict as depicted in the 're-imagined' Battlestar Galactica mini-series! Incarcerated, but by no means powerless, Zarek completes and publishes his book as his power base swells! But as he heads to a parole hearing on board the Astral Queen, the Cylons reappear to attack the colonies. The penultimate issue of the Zarek story is brought to you by writer Brandon Jerwa and artist Adriano Batista!
Written by Gail Simone Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood Cover by Stephane Roux Guest-starring the Secret Six! The Secret Six cross paths with the Birds of Prey, just as Spy Smasher takes the dismantling of Oracle's operation into her own hands! On sale March 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Mark & Mike Davis Seventeen-year-old Blak, an aspiring rapper, is blessed with the mystical gift to turn his rhymes into reality. Living in the projects of Empire City, a sort of Manhattan on steroids, Blak struggles to survive the violence and temptation of the streets - no small feat as he contends with the tragic death of his brother, Konzaquence, as well as his own hot-headed temper, which constantly threatens to get the best of him. With the support of his crew, the G-Pak, Blak makes life's toughest decisions while dodging underworld boss Bloko, his arch-nemesis Vulture, and bitter gang rivalries. Can Blak remain true to himself and his gift? The fate of Empire City hangs in the balance.
writer & layouts: ROB MORAN pencils & inks: JAMES DEVLIN color: TOM SMITH cover: CHRISTIAN GOSSETT or ROB MORAN Captain Ethan Cutter leads the Red Death Commandos behind the vampire lines to hook up with the human resistance inside the Blood Nation. But when their mission takes them to an abandoned bio-weapons research lab, they learn that man is not the only creature infected with the vampire plague… FC, 32pgs $2.99
Written by Mark Waid Art by George Pérez & Bob Wiacek Covers by Pérez Green Lantern and Supergirl are off to Ventura on the trail of the bizarre case that began in issue #1! Ventura is a planetwide casino, which would be wild enough, but it has also become a backdrop for the Rann-Thanagar War! Guest-starring Batman and Blue Beetle! On sale March 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Penciled by REILLY BROWN Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG What's happening to Cable? The mummudrai-a parasitic life form-has been set loose on Providence. Now, Cable's vision for a perfect society is thrown into chaos when he must fight to save his territory-and his own mind-from this new predator. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
by Gosho Aoyama Conan meets his trickiest adversary yet when the Sebastian Financial Group hosts an exclusive party on the lavish ocean liner the Q. Selizabeth. All 500 guests are wearing a copy of the priceless jewel, the Black Star pearl. One pearl is the real thing. And one guest is also the notorious thief Kaito Kid, who is bent on leaving the event with one very expensive party favor. Rating: T+
Written by Greg Rucka, Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir Art by Steve Scott & Nathan Massengill Cover by Jesus Saiz An INFINITE CRISIS score gets settled when Judomaster's son faces Bane, his father's murderer! Meanwhile, the Black King discovers the meaning of 'Corvalho' - a meaning long hidden by his own Knight, Fire! On sale March 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by ANTHONY FLAMINI & RONALD BYRD Cover by ED MCGUINNESS Additional art by SKOTTIE KOLINS The final shots have been fired. The Civil War has ended. A victor has emerged. Now, S.H.I.E.L.D. has prepared the BATTLE DAMAGE REPORT, an intelligence dossier assessing the impact of the war and the dangers the nation still faces. BATTLE DAMAGE REPORT provides a closing chapter to CIVIL WAR and a glimpse of the new status quo of the Marvel Universe! 64 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
by Rick Remender & Carlos Rafael The adventures of the classic grew of the Galactica continue! Issue #5 features the wrap-up of our pulse pounding first story arc - featuring the rescue of Starbuck and a lost group of Colonial survivors, ands takes the action back to space as writer Rick Remender prepares his next thrilling storyline! Featuring covers by Dave Dorman and interior artist Carlos Rafael!
Cursed and betrayed. Jiara's treachery comes to a head as she proves once and for all that her affection was for the contents of Conan's purse, not his pants. And Nestor learns that his own loyalty to the Cimmerian may cost him more than he had bargained for-in this life and the next! The second part of the prelude to the Conan classic 'Rogues in the House,' told in the Robert E. Howard tradition by celebrated storytellers Timothy Truman, Cary Nord, and new Conan colorist Richard Isanove (Wolverine: Origin).
by Robert Reilly & Steven Walters Every beginning has an end. This third installment collects the final chapters of Convention Confessional, delving deeper into the many aspects and problems of the comic industry.
The most harrowing Criminal Macabre series ever is about to take a shocking turn . . . and if you thought Cal McDonald was messed up before, you have no idea how bad things are about to get for him. Nosferatu, the world's oldest vampire, has come calling for Cal. It's too bad he met Cal's ex Sabrina first. With Sabrina as bait, Cal has no choice but to play along with the ancient bloodsucker's sick and twisted game. Still recovering from his hospitalization, vilified and newly sober, Cal's never been in worse shape than this. And just when he thought things couldn't get any worse . . . they get much, much worse. Text and illustrations of Criminal Macabre: A Cal McDonald™ Mystery © 2007 Steve Nile.
by Roger Stern & Kurt Busiek, & James Fry Dynamite presents the conclusion to the crossover no one thought could happen - that is, until Dynamite put it together, naturally! The Darkman Vs. the Army of Darkness crossover concludes here as Ash and Darkman fend off not only Deadite Durant and his Deadite guards, but The Deadqueen as well! Will our heroes be able to turn the undead tide in time to save the city… and the world?! The conclusion to this special crossover event is again brought to you by writers Roger Stern and Kurt Busiek, artist James Fry, and cover artists George Pérez and Nick Bradshaw!
Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover John Watkiss Deadman returns from contacting his comatose father in an alternate dimension to find that Sarah has been attacked and her pregnancy, apparently, terminated. But thousands of miles away, a complete stranger finds herself either mysteriously or miraculously with child. On sale March 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover John Watkiss This volume collects the first five issues of the artful, unique series exploring the mysteries of life and love after death. When Brandon Cayce is killed in a horrifying airplane wreck caused by his brother, he must confront the riddles of life and death head-on. Brandon realizes the person with the answers to save him from his demise may be his late brother's own wife - a woman he once loved himself. Advance-solicited; on sale March 21 • 128 pg, FC, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Brian Azzarello Art and cover by Carlos D'Anda Variant cover by Brian Bolland Michael Cray is convinced everyone's out to get him, especially his young children. Is he losing his mind…or just waking up? Retailers please note:This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale March 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Stuart Moore Art by Andy Clarke Covers by Simone Bianchi DETECTIVE COMICS ships twice in March to present 'The Siege,' a nail-biting 2-part suspense story written by Stuart Moore (FIRESTORM, Punisher X-Mas Special) and Andy Clarke (BATMAN: FACE THE FACE)! In issue #829, a costumed terrorist called VOX plans to blow up Wayne Tower - and he's trapped Bruce Wayne in a top-floor conference room. Aided only by his mentor's radioed instructions, Robin must face the bomber alone! And in the conclusion in #830, Robin faces certain death as massive explosions rock Wayne Tower. Only Bruce Wayne can stop the terrorist - but changing to Batman will mean revealing his dual identity! Issue #829 on sale March 7; issue #830 on sale March 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Rod Espinosa & Lee Duhig Final Issue Rampage! As the world teeters on the brink of dino-fueled destruction, the UN meeting with the Triassians is interrupted by a Megasaur attack! Hank, Deb, and their new friends escape into a secret underground base where human scientists are developing a weapon that just might turn the tide of the war. But if Hank can't deploy the weapon in time, the dinosaurs might make mankind extinct!
by Various The Disney Junior Graphic Novels provide young readers with 48 pages of 4-color graphic stories at a great low price! 'The Lion King': Simba has been forced to leave his pride. Now, with the help of Timon and Pumbaa, he must find his way back home and take his place as king of the lions.

Not only is costumed crimefighter 'Empowered' saddled with a less-than-ideal superhero name, but she wears a skintight and cruelly revealing 'supersuit' that only magnifies her body-image insecurities. Worse yet, the suit's unreliable powers are prone to failure, repeatedly leaving her in appallingly distressing situations . . . and giving her a shameful reputation as the lamest 'cape' in the masks-and-tights business. Nonetheless, she pluckily braves the ordeals of her bottom-rung superheroic life with the help of her 'thugalicious' boyfriend (and former Witless Minion) and her hard-drinking ninja girlfriend, not to mention the supervillainous advice from the caged alien demonlord watching DVDs from atop her coffee table . . . From Adam Warren-writer/artist of The Dirty Pair comics (the original 'Original English-Language Manga' before OEL was cool), and writer of Livewires, Gen13, and Iron Man: Hypervelocity-comes Empowered, a butt-kicking, bootylicious superhero lampoon that raises the bar for long-john lust and low-brow laughs. Remove all previous notions of superhero entertainment from your puny mind . . . and prepare to be Empowered! • Adam Warren's work on The Dirty Pair is well-known to U.S. comics readers. • Warren's skill as a writer has brought him a variety of high-profile assignments in recent years from Wildstorm, DC, and Marvel.
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Pencils and Cover by PAUL PELLETIER An alternate Earth's existence hangs in the balance as Psylocke must face the brainwashed Exiles, who are now slaves of the Hand and on a deadly and destructive path. This world's Sue Storm and Wolverine promise to make things NOT better! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
Written by Simon Oliver Art by Tony Moore & John Lucas Cover by Philip Bond 'Lies of Our Fathers,' Part 3 of 4. Secrets from Henry's prison past are catching up with him. Crone is determined to take the Brotherhood in an insidious new direction. And he's going to make Henry a part of it, whether Henry wants to be or not. Meanwhile, Mrs. Perez seeks professional help for her problem with small furry things. On sale March 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Sean O'Reilly & Alfonso Ruiz 'Evoked Emotions' concludes with the most climactic event that has ever happened to Ezra. After her brother's death, Ezra questions the life that she has chosen. This ending will shake Ezra to her core and change your preconceived notions of this medieval mercenary.
Discover the stories that defined the genre of sword & sorcery through the eyes of legendary comics writer Howard Chaykin and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola! Since their first appearance in 1939, Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser have ranked among the most beloved characters in fantasy. Their rollicking adventures in the fantastic land of Nehwon have influenced the work of some of the best in modern fantasy, including Michael Moorcock, Terry Pratchett, and countless others. • Chaykin and Mignola's four-issue adaptation of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, long out-of-print, is collected here in a graphic novel for the first time, with new cover art from Mignola. • Dark Horse Comics will be collecting the hard-to-find Lankhmar comics adapations, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, written by Howard Chaykin with art by Mike Mignola! DH Press will be publishing all eight books in the influential Lankhmar series and Dark Horse Entertainment is developing the property as a major motion picture.
Written by Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo Cover by Lashley Art by Ken Lashley, Karl Kerschl and others In this landmark volume collecting the first six issues of the new series featuring the story 'Lightning in a Bottle' written by Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo - creators of the groundbreaking TV series The Flash - one of the biggest questions of 2006 is answered: Who will be the new Flash? Advance-solicited; on sale March 21 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US
Written by Marc Guggenheim Art by Ron Adrian & Art Thibert Cover by Ethan Van Sciver Good cop, bad cop! Acing the L.A. Police Academy exam, Bart Allen carries on his grandfather's police legacy at super-speed. But the darker side of the law's just shown up in the City of Angels: Zoom! On sale March 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by TODD NAUCK Cover by MIKE WIERINGO As the groundbreaking events of CIVIL WAR erupt across the Marvel Universe, the shockwaves are being felt everywhere! The consequences of Spider-Man's allegiances have culminated in the ultimate showdown...with Flash Thompson!? Plus: the shocking return of Mysterio! Collecting FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #11-16. 144 PGS./Rated A …$13.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2217-6 FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1: DERAILED TPB STILL AVAILABLE! $14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2217-6)
by Hiromu Arakawa The hunters become the hunted when the Elric brothers and Prince Lin set a trap for the homunculus with the insatiable appetite - Gluttony! On another front, state politics are shaken up when a horrifying truth about Führer President King Bradley is revealed, and Colonel Roy Mustang is right there to capitalize on the situation. Rating: T
Another grisly murder has been committed, and again the unidentified victim has a military tattoo that's been found on all the bodies in a series of brutal slayings. Section 9 special agents Togusa and Azuma find a destroyed cyborg at the scene, the same killer 'borg who nearly did them in in a previous encounter. Also found are the prints of the last surviving member of the now-slaughtered military team. Is he the final name on the hit list, or is he the mastermind crossing off the names? Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor presents for the first time in America the 'lost' Ghost in the Shell stories, created by Shirow Masamune after completing work on the original Ghost in the Shell manga and prior to his tour-de-force, Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface. This deluxe-format issue concludes 'Mines of Mind,' the third of four Ghost in the Shell tales.
Is there hope for Pennystown? Don't miss the final issues of GIRLS, which concludes at issue #24! RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
by Serena Valentino & Vincent Batignole Sebastian is uncertain what in his life is real or created from his own imagination. He fears his imagination has manifested his own version of reality, as he finally comes to terms with his powers and the responsibilities that come along with them in the aftermath of the Carnival Wars. The Final Curtain collects issues #24-28 of the Gloomcookie comic book series.
Written by Andy Diggle Art by Leonardo Manco Cover by Lee Bermejo Welcoming aboard fan-favorite writer ANDY DIGGLE (THE LOSERS, BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL), as the new ongoing writer of JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER. Constantine is back in 'the smoke' and back on his game. But when he finds himself handcuffed to a post in the River Thames with the tide rising around him, he has some fast talking to do if he wants to live to see the dawn. Of course, this is no ordinary gangland execution - and Constantine is no ordinary victim... It all goes down in Part 1 of the 2-part 'In at the Deep End,' featuring the talents of master horror artist Leonard Manco, with vivid covers by Lee Bermejo. 'John Constantine has been the best character in comics for 20 years now, and I'm relishing the chance to deliver some old-school supernatural horror with a social conscience,' says Diggle. It's the start of a new era for Vertigo's flagship title - be there from the horrifying beginning! On sale March 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS
When Jack King finds the lair of a vanished superhero in his apartment building, he decides to auction off some of the memorabilia. But Jack's efforts to cash in attract the attention of the hero's arch-enemy - a villain even the Hero By Night couldn't destroy.
ION #12
Written by Ron Marz Art by Greg Tocchini & Jay Leisten Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky The grand finale of the year-long maxiseries! Who's been behind Nero and Effigy's power boost? Who's seeking to destroy the Guardians? What are the Monitors planning? And is this the end of Kyle Rayner? On sale March 21 • 12 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • FINAL ISSUE
Featuring An All-New Short Story Written by NEIL GAIMAN Cover by JOHN ROMITA SR. Thirty years ago, a young John Romita Jr. walked into the Marvel Comics offices, looking for work as an artist. Despite his impressive legacy as the son of famed Spider-Man artist John Romita Sr., Romita Jr. faced a difficult entry into the intensively competitive field. But through the years, Romita Jr. proved without a doubt he possessed the rare skill, creativity and dedication to be a successful professional. Crafting a historic career that places him among the industry's elite talents, he has illustrated nearly every Marvel character - from Spider-Man to the X-Men. In celebration of Romita Jr.'s illustrious body of work, this keepsake edition features a brand new story written by Neil Gaiman, an all-new interview with the acclaimed artist, a gallery of his most memorable covers and pinups, rare sketches, a comprehensive chronology, testimonials and congratulations from fellow writers and artists, and more! Also including Romita Jr.'s first Marvel work from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #11! 64 PGS./No Ads/Rated T+ ...$3.99
Written by Geoff Johns Art by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose Cover by Alex Ross Variant cover by Eaglesham The saga of the world's first and greatest super-hero team continues in Part 4 of 'The Next Age,' by Geoff Johns, Dale Eaglesham & Art Thibert! The families of legacy heroes have been targeted by an evil force set out to end their bloodlines. Now our members find out how close to home tragedy is as their leader stands revealed. And the new mystery member set to join the Justice Society will surprise everyone - especially the members of the team! 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 March 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
The Corpse Delivery Service has been helping dead people move on to the afterlife . . . but what about interred internal organs? In Volume Three, Kuro is surprised to learn that the voice enlisting his help is coming not from a dead man, but a live man housing a necrotic organ, the result of a faulty transplant. The pursuit of putrid parts leads the kids of Kurosagi all the way to the war in Iraq! • In Kurosagi, the writer of the notorious MPD Psycho creates strange, shocking scenarios of contemporary horror drawn by Housui Yamazaki, whose clean, stylish approach has made him one of the hottest new young artists in Japan. • A U.S. live-action film based on The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service is tentatively scheduled for U.S. release in 2007.
by Moore, Haun, & Bryant There's more to the world's hottest actor Nick Walker than starlets and gossip. When a routine investigation off the coast of France turns up a terrororist training facility, Nick must juggle espionage and screen time to solve the crisis.
Written by RAYMOND E. FEIST Adapted by MICHAEL AVON OEMING & BRYAN J.L. GLASS Penciled by RYAN STEGMAN Cover by BRETT BOOTH The Riftwar has begun! Pug and Tomas travel with a party sent to Elvandar to consult the elven queen about the invading Tsurani. But their path is fraught with peril, and they'll have other problems along the way, like raiding parties from the moredhel, better known as the Brotherhood of the Dark Path. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by JUAN ROMAN CANO SANTACRUZ Cover by CAMERON STEWART Are you an ambitious self-starter? Can you sneak genetically altered snakes with mind-control venom into friend's clothes? Do you think you have the power to take on a super-team like The Avengers? Then you might have what it takes to be one of the SONS OF THE SERPENT (offer not limited to males)! 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
NEW AVENGERS #23 GHOST RIDER #4 64 PGS./All Ages …$4.99
Written by BRIAN REED Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI Cover by GREG HORN 'THE DEAL' Part 1 (of 2) CLASSIFIED INFORMATION! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN & MIKE DEODATO JR. Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN HOUSE OF M changed the planet; now, a new, major threat has emerged. Nothing can stop it - not even Canada's premier super-team, Alpha Flight! The New Avengers are about to be put to the test in a way they never have before. Debuting the bombastic pencils of fan-favorite Mike Deodato. Guest-starring Ms. Marvel! Collecting NEW AVENGERS #16-20. 120 PGS./Rated A …$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1987-6 These NEW AVENGERS TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE! NEW AVENGERS VOL. 1: BREAKOUT…$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1479-3) NEW AVENGERS VOL. 2: SENTRY…$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1672-9) NEW AVENGERS VOL. 3: SECRETS & LIES…$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1706-7)
The daring plan to cure Kitty Blackthorne results in someone's death, which adds another layer to the feud between the Nobles and the Blackthornes.
Written by Andersen Gabrych Art and cover by Henry Flint The skull-cracking conclusion! The Omega Men's leap of faith stretches across the cosmos when belief, power, freedom and fate collide in a berserk interstellar crucible that brings forth the terrible Lady Styx! On sale March 21 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • FINAL ISSUE
Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD Adapted by JAKE BLACK Pencils and Cover by ADRIANO BATISTA Patience needs to speak to her father honestly for the first time, something that's easily accomplished now that he is dead and his head is preserved so that his wisdom can be called upon by future rulers. But as Patience learns the truth about who she is and what her father had intended for her, she realizes that she must get out of the city before she is eliminated by Oruc the usurper. And as Patience makes her way out of the city and looks for her servant Angel, she feels the urge of the 'Cranning Call' - a strange psychic beacon that has led many to vanish into the wilderness forever… 32 PGS./ Rated T+…$2.99
by Osamu Tezuka In A.D. 663 a soldier named Harima is punished by being given the visage of a wolf. Rescued by a mysterious old woman, he is tormented by nightmares and gradually senses the spirit of Bando Suguru, a 21st century agent who fights on behalf of banished humans. 'Sun' is the longest chapter in the Phoenix series, and its structure is threefold. Harima's story in 7th century Japan interweaves with that taking place in the 21st century, while another tale of a spiritual battle bridges both past and future. Rating: T+
Written by GARTH ENNIS Pencils and Cover by GORAN PARLOV 'OH THE %^$%^%$%^ PLACES YOU'LL GO' 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 hemophiliac son of a dangerous mob boss. First stop: A Banana Republic whose dictator owes a thing or two to Barracuda. With rebels storming the palace and bullets flying -- where could be safer? 32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/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
RAMAYAN 3392 AD #7
by Shamik Dasgupta & Abhishek Singh Lost in the vivid and perilous outlands, Rama, Lakshman, and Seeta look for a haven. Their search leads them to Panchvati, a great melting pot of all the races of Aryavarta. A crowded city teeming with thieves, cutthroats, brigands, and beggars. A new chapter begins as our heroes try to find a new life in this land. Meanwhile Ravan recuperates from his battle with Vishwamitra and Janak. What dark schemes are brewing in the Asura prime's ten heads?
Written by Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo & Adam Brody Art by Jerry Ordway & Al Vey Cover by Ordway Imprisoned on Alcatraz, the Eagle discovers an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, the Eagle's protégé, the Grey Falcon, hatches a plan to break his hero out...but will the Eagle's daughter help or hinder? On sale March 21 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Robert Roach, cover by J.H. Williams III The Roach is down, but not out. With his newfound friend's help, the executioner lives to fight another day. But his enemies know he's hurt. Chicago's gangland hyenas are stalking the city's lion. However, the assassin is far from helpless, as his enemies will soon learn!
Written by Adam Beechen Cover by Patrick Gleason Art by Freddie Williams II, Karl Kerschl and Wayne Faucher Tim Drake is wanted for murder in this new volume collecting ROBIN#148-153! The leader of the dreaded League of Assassins wants Robin as a member - and the offer is more tempting than you might think. Old tensions return to the surface when Robin confronts the son of his father's killer: the new Captain Boomerang! Advance-solicited; on sale March 21 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US
As told by MOLLY HAYES (with help from C.B. CEBULSKI) Based on stories by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN Art by ADRIAN ALPHONA, TAKESHI MIYAZAWA & MIKE NORTON New cover artwork and interior pages by HUMBERTO RAMOS Recapping the entire series to date, the Runaways' saga will be told by their youngest member, Molly Hayes. From their betrayal by their parents to the death of her friends, Molly will walk us through the trying times of our troubled teens. Through her eyes, we'll see the heroes of the Marvel Universe and get her impressions on Captain America, Cloak and Dagger, and the New Avengers. No stone will be left unturned as this precocious pre-teen speaks her mind. Molly's tale will be bookended by an original story by C.B. Cebulski and Humberto Ramos. This 48-page special will also include an extras section featuring never-before-seen sketches and artwork. 48 PGS./No Ads/Rated T+ …$3.99
by Gotham Chopra, Ashok Banker, R. Manikandan, & Jeevan Kang Unable to destroy James through conventional weaponry, Townsend deploys a secret weapon - a British necromancer! Is James a match for this new opponent? A battle to the death commences, with the life of little Jack and the future of millions depending on the outcome.
written by ERIK LARSEN art & cover by ERIK LARSEN SAVAGE DRAGON is brought back to life in one of the most talked about storylines in this series' lengthy run! Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #53-58 ALSO AVAILABLE: SAVAGE DRAGON, VOL. 10: ENDGAME TP Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #53-58
Written by Sholly Fisch, Scott Peterson and John Rozum Art by Scott Jeralds, Tim Levins, and various Cover by Pope & McRae When the Scooby gang stops at mansion on a dark and stormy night, they find themselves at a dinner party where the host is missing and every guest is a suspect! Plus, when a ghost haunts a famous reality TV show, Mystery, Inc. must spend the night fixing up 'This Old Haunted House.' On sale March 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
Written by Bill Willingham Art and cover by Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher Concluding the Demon Triptych storyline! Shadowpact has a new lineup, and its first mission is to go straight to the Underworld, where Etrigan and his allies battle on its great Dark Plains! On sale March 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Bill Willingham Art by Willingham, Steve Scott and others Cover by Willingham Collecting the first five issues of the acclaimed new series from FABLES writer Bill Willingham! Join Nightmaster, Ragman, Nightshade, Blue Devil, Enchantress and Detective Chimp - the mismatched magical heroes from DC's hit DAY OF VENGEANCE- as they face brand-new villains! Advance-solicited; on sale March 21 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
by Various 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 editorials on Japanese trends, art, news, fashion, and culture, plus interviews, how-tos, and more! Shojo Beat is a hip, fun, informative read that will appeal to newbies and manga fans alike. Rating: T+
Written by Gardner Fox and Bob Haney Art by Joe Kubert, Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino and others Cover by Joe Kubert In this fantastic volume filled with over 500 pages of classic 1960s stories, Hawkman and Hawkgirl face menaces including the Shadow Thief and Matter Master, and team up with Adam Strange and Aquaman! Advance-solicited; on sale March 21 • 560 pg, B&W, $16.99 US
by Turner & Mastromauro There's trouble in Perspecta! Ember's evil scheme is set into full motion. However one crucial element of her plan, Theo, is missing! In the meantime our gang is lost in Perspecta as Ange and Dev try to get to the bottom of what is going on! The next installment of comic's newest hit franchise, Shrugged, must be seen to be believed!
by Boothby & Ortiz It's the longest day of Homer Simpson's life! With the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant set to self-destruct and the lives of everyone in town at stake, only one man can set things right and save the world in the next 25 hours. If only he would put his pants back on!
by Flynn, Yardley, & Amash 'Round Up!' Wait until you see who just got engaged! But don't celebrate just yet... there's trouble afoot, and now the engagement party has become a seek and capture party for the Freedom Fighters! Along the way, old foes will return, fractured friendships will be restored, and both new alliances, and new rivalries, will form! All this, plus a virtual 'who's who' of characters from Sonic's epic mythology!
Written by JIM SHOOTER, TOM DEFALCO, JOHN BYRNE, LOUISE SIMONSON & DAVID MICHELINIE Penciled by MIKE ZECK, RON FRENZ, RICK LEONARDI, JOHN BYRNE, GREG LAROCQUE & TODD MCFARLANE Cover by TODD MCFARLANE The Beyonder's Battleworld might seem a strange place to get new threads, but it's Spider-Man who becomes unraveled when his shape-changing costume attempts to darken his life as well as his fashion sense! But ridding himself of his riotous raiment proves an even greater mistake when its alien enmity bonds with mortal madness to form our hero's most dedicated decimator! Plus: the first appearances of Puma and the Rose! Mary Jane Watson's startling secret! And the debut of the battling...Bag-Man!? Guest-starring the Black Cat, the Fantastic Four and more! Collecting SECRET WARS #8; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #252-259, #298-300 and #315-317; FANTASTIC FOUR #274; and WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #1; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #10. 344 PGS./Rated A …$29.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2498-5
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER Penciled by DAVID HAHN Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA Team MJ welcomes new series artist David Hahn (ROBIN, FABLES)! In the aftermath of last issue's shocking revelation, what's the story between Mary Jane and Peter? Between Peter and Gwen? Between Liz and-- Oh, who CARES?! That's FIRESTAR on the cover! What's the second most awesome redhead in the world got planned for Spidey this time? Well, we're sure not gonna tell you here! 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
Written by Darwyn Cooke Art by Cooke & J. Bone Cover by Cooke The Spirit is on the trail of a master criminal in a Mexican bordertown. But the tables are soon turned, and he's on the run, now chained to the seductive Silk Satin, a CIA agent also tracking the villain. Can our duo make their escape from the ever-spreading tentacles of…The Octopus? On sale March 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Joe Kelly Art and cover by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund Things between Kara and Powerboy intensify! Plus, learn the origins of this former Teen Titan! On sale March 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99
IT'S ALWAYS ABOUT PICTURES! Presenting the third edition of a deluxe magazine devoted to modern illustration and the artists that produce it. Featuring the biggest names in comic book art, as assembled by designer/creator/contributor Ashley Wood (Popbot) and amazing illustrators you need to discover! This third volume features work by Kent Williams, Ted McKeever, James Jean, and many others!
Written by Douglas Rushkoff Art by Peter Gross & Gary Erskine Cover by Liam Sharp Concluding the epic 4-part story 'Babel.' Double-crossed by their adversaries, the Bible's gods must find a way to bring down both Marduk and his tower before humans throughout time penetrate the timeless realm of the deities. But in this final battle, the Gods must rely on humans Jake and Dinah for their salvation. On sale March 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning Art by Wesley Craig Cover by Darick Robertson The madness continues and the bodies pile up! Hooper and his FBI team fight for their lives as the entire psycho town turns against them…and Agent Baines goes head to head with Leatherface in a chainsaw duel no one's ever going to forget! On sale March 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Painted cover by Diego Jourdan; story by Murphy; art by Jim Lawson and Sean Parsons The first of five movie prequels slated for release in the weeks immediately preceding the opening of the new TMNT CGI movie! Prequel #1 focuses on Raphael's growing disillusionment with his brothers and sensei, his increasing use of violence and the strange discovery that might provide the solution to his problems. Not to mention lots of kick-butt dark-of-night ninja action!
Painted cover by Diego Jourdan; story by Jake Black; art by Diego Jourdan and Ryan Brown The second of five movie prequels slated for release in the weeks immediately preceding the opening of the new TMNT CGI movie! Prequel #2 focuses on Michelangelo's secret identity as the children's entertainer Cowabunga Carl! When a purse-snatcher interrupts Carl's gig at a hockey game can nunchaku ninja action and Casey Jones be far behind? It's a face-off… and in more ways than one!
Before the movie opens in July, the only place to get a look at THE TRANSFORMERS of the live-action film is right here! The prequel extravaganza continues here, with 'The Megaman Cometh.' MEGATRON is headed to Earth, in search of the ALLSPARK. But what he finds, and what this means for the ongoing war that's come to our world, is something he never could've expected! Furman, Ryall and Figueroa continue the movie's official beginning right here! Featuring a special photo variant cover, too.
Presenting the next triumphal one-shot focusing on some of the best-loved (or loathed) characters from the TRANSFORMERS Universe. The spotlight falls on SOUNDWAVE, the Decepticon intelligence officer with a knack of, first and foremost, looking out for number one! Confronted (on Earth, in 1984!) by an impending catastrophe only he can avert, will Soundwave, for once, consider the bigger picture? By Simon Furman and Marcelo Matere.
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Pencils and Cover by GREG LAND As the Fantastic Four's leader Reed Richards languishes in the other-dimensional home world of the Squadron Supreme, Nick Fury's not taking it lying down! He and the Ultimates plan to bring him back…by any means necessary. What could happen next? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Written by PAUL CORNELL Pencils by MANUEL GARCIA Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE Pete Wisdom is up to his neck in Jack the Rippers-- every version of him that anyone's ever thought of. All this due to a man who can access alternate universes. At a time like this, Wisdom wouldn't want British Intelligence to turn against him, would he? 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
by Leah Moore & John Reppion, & Stephen Segovia Shrouded in mystery, the Witchblade has known many friends and many foes in its long history, but it has never faced such a mystery as the troubled Dorian Gray! Now, the two meet in a special Dynamite/Top Cow Crossover Event! In the first issue, we follow Detective Sara Pezzini and her new rookie partner as they race to stop a murderous madman. Waiting and watching from the shadows is the enigmatic Gray, who may or may not be the murderer they seek! With the action spanning the globe as well as exploring Gray's coloured past, this is an event not to be missed! Featuring a story that spans the ages, from the deft hands of writers Leah Moore and John Reppion, Witchblade: Shades of Gray also features the debut of artist Stephen Segovia and an all-star roster of cover artists, including Billy Tan, E-Bas and Segovia!
Written by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH Pencils & Cover by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH Wolverine's a lot of things to a lot of people, but to one infamous enclave he was nothing but a weapon. And weapons kill people. They found that out well enough. Find out for yourself in this prequel to recent revelations of the murderous mysteries that have mesmerized our favorite mutant! Collecting MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #72-84. 136 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2327-X Trim size: standard WOLVERINE: WEAPON X PREMIERE HC - VARIANT EDITION VOL. 4 136 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2667-8
Written by TAMORA PIERCE & TIM LIEBE Penciled by PHIL BRIONES Cover by DAVID MACK A grave battle with Cobra has left the White Tiger in critical condition on a rooftop. Consequently, Cobra and Sano Orii are still on the loose and causing mayhem on Chaeyi's behalf. With super human venom flooding her body and killing her with each heartbeat, Angela del Toro reaches out to an old, but familiar face---her uncle Hector Ayala, the original White Tiger. Can the mystical amulets cheat the confines of mortality? Or is Hector's appearance the chilling whisper of imminent fatality? Yet, a new superpower from within her is a cause for hope, but is it enough to overcome death? The light at the end of the tunnel is barely flickering…but has the new White's Tiger's life already been extinguished? 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
X-23 TARGET X #4
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL CHOI X-23's new life comes burning down all around her as the Facility makes its move to take her back. She's faced overwhelming odds before, but not like this. Now X-23 has to save innocent lives instead of take them, and she has to do it with the one person she cannot defeat gunning for her. Who is Kimura? The beginning of the end starts here! 32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99
Written by PETER DAVID Pencils and Cover by PABLO RAIMONDI Introducing the X-Mutant Attack Division--X-MAD--a group of former mutants convinced that M-Day was a result of a government plan to destroy mutants! And when this terrorist organization launches an assault on the government and then takes refuge in Mutant Town, X-Factor finds itself caught in the middle. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
X-MEN #197
Written by MIKE CAREY Pencils and Cover by CHRIS BACHALO 'CONDITION CRITICAL' PART 1 (OF 3)! Rogue lays battered and bruised and close to death! The X-Men must rush to save her life, but while trying to save their fallen teammate, Lady Mastermind might have unleashed a hidden danger that may threaten everyone on the planet! Lead-up issues to the milestone 200th issue! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by ROGER CRUZ Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants are our sworn enemies! They want to make conquerors of Homo Superior, and we X-Men stand against that-especially when they use young mutants like that Scarlet Witch! Isn't that right, Angel! Angel...? 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
Written by Brian K. Vaughan Art by Pia Guerra & José Marzan, Jr. Cover by Massimo Carnevale Co-creator Pia Guerra returns for Part 1 of the 5-part 'Whys and Wherefores,' the last arc leading up to the final issue of the series. Boarding the Trans-Siberian railroad for France, Agent 355 escorts Yorick Brown on the last leg of his quest to find his one true love. This issue includes a Sneak Peak at ARMY@LOVE #1. On sale March 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


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