Arriving Wednesday 3/28/07

100 BULLETS #82
Written by Brian Azzarello Art by Eduardo Risso Cover by Dave Johnson Sure, The Minutemen quit on them, but that doesn't mean The Trust no longer has deadly force at its fingertips. How deadly? Agent Graves and his crew are about to find out. On sale March 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Various It's extreme cartooning: on 24-Hour Comics Day, cartoonists try to create a 24-page comic in 24 hours. The latest volume in this Eisner-nominated series is jam-packed with choice stories from some of the 1200+ artists in 17 countries who took part in 2006, plus coverage of the event.
It's the action-filled epic conclusion to Operation: Nightfall as Jack Bauer and his highly trained special ops team try to confirm that they have indeed eliminated Serbian mass murderer Victor Drazen and escape with their lives in this dramatic prequel to Season One of the hit Fox TV series 24! Joe Corroney (Spike vs. Dracula) provides two special covers which, combined with his other four issues' covers, form one huge Jack Bauer poster!
52 WEEK #47
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
Written by Geoff Johns & Richard Donner Art and cover by Adam Kubert Part 4 of the landmark 'Last Son' story, by Geoff Johns, Richard Donner and Adam Kubert! Superman travels to a place so alien and strange, it could only be presented in a special 3-D section, featuring 3-D effects by Ray Zone! That's right, the action in ACTION takes on a whole new meaning as this benchmark story takes a sharp turn into the third dimension! Plus, meet the all-new Superman Revenge Squad! Retailers: This issue will be available in 2 versions that may be ordered separately. The 3-D Edition is priced at $3.99 and the Standard (non-3-D) Edition is priced at $2.99. They will feature the same cover image. The 3-D Edition will feature portions of the content and the cover in 3-D; 3-D glasses will be included. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale February 28 • 3D Edition: 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US; Standard Edition: 32 pg, FC, $2.99
by Hall, Kidwell, & Bledsoe Cletus McCoy makes a dangerous run cross-country trip to deliver his cargo. In a world full of bloodthirsty monsters, can Cletus find his way home? And, who is this boy the monsters are after, and what do they want with him? Find out in this first pulse-pounding issue!
Written by Grant Morrison Art by Andy Kubert & Jesse Delperdang Cover by Kubert The Dark Knight discovers a cover-up that could change his relationship with the Gotham Police Department as Grant Morrison, Andy Kubert and Jesse Delperdang continue their landmark run on BATMAN! A routine investigation into police corruption leads to a terrifying confrontation with a monstrous menace that threatens to end Batman's career! On sale March 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Dan Curtis Johnson & J.H. Williams III Art and cover by Seth Fisher A stirring story that tells the origin of the deadly Batman foe Mr. Freeze from a new perspective, originally presented in BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #192-196! A family tragedy forges the obsession of a super-villain, and a young Batman must assemble a strike force to help him deal with the fallout! Advance-solicited; on sale March 28 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US
by Various Special 150th issue Anniversary story! 'Betty & Veronica's Scrapbook': Betty and Veronica take a page out of the nation's fascination with scrapbooking, but making their very own scrapbook of memories! Follow the girls from their days as 'Little' Betty and Veronica, fighting over Archie even back then! Behold their preteen years of high fashion (Veronica) and comfy jeans (Betty)! Relive their first junior high dance! Share their musical memories on stage with The Archies! And who could forget the 'Love Showdown' or the rise of 'The Veronicas?' It's all here in this poignant and hilarious trip down memory lane! Plus, puzzles, games, and your chance to 'Find Your Name in Print!'
Written by John Rogers Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque An action-packed second year begins for the new Blue Beetle! What's tougher than controlling the all-powerful Scarab? How about knowing its alien owners are invading, but nobody believes you? On sale March 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Sina Grace Melissa continues working at Hi De Ho Comics, and in this issue, she finds that she must deal with loathsome Free Comic Book Day goons, Lindsay Lohan, and an unexpected conversation with her boyfriend, David. Find out what's got everybody saying this issue is better than the first!
by John Sheridan & Kit Wallis Get a first exclusive look at a brand new series coming in 2007 from Markosia from writer John Sheridan and artist Kit Wallis (Monster Club, Wonderland). This special preview book is extremely limited and contains exclusive art to the series plus pin-up and cover art. Also available is a signed and numbered edition - limited to only 199 copies - which comes signed by both writer and artist.
Written by Jennifer Keating Moore, Amy Rogers and Robbie Busch Art by Stephanie Gladden, Christopher Cook, Scott Roberts, Mike DeCarlo, Scott McRae and Bob Harper Cover by Robert Pope & Mike DeCarlo Frankie is a cool girl to have around Foster's Home, but what about two of her? This won't be pretty! Plus, the Powerpuff Girls and Dexter's Laboratory! On sale March 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
Written by Will Pfeifer Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez Cover by Adam Hughes Can Catwoman escape from the hidden threats of LexCorp? She's on the hunt for her ultimate prize, but she's got all of Luthor's former company on her tail - including Lex himself! On sale March 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Fresh off a successful stint Safeguarding Paragon City, Ms. Liberty has to deal with a twisted version of herself from Praetorian Earth…Dominatrix. The Lass of Liberty decides that a tour of the City of Heroes is just what the Statesman ordered for the Praetorian princess. An encounter with the Carnival of Shadows, a night of dancing in the Tiki Lounge at the Pocket D night club, and a grudge match with one of Ms. Liberty's most hated enemies are just a of the few things is store for our heroines on…Ladies Night.
by Baron, Kindzierski, & Simpson The forces of Darkness have really turned up the heat on Code. The fallen hero is rescued by an errant guardian angel named Max. Not to be upstaged by supernatural assistance, Steven Dark charges for arch demons to open the gates of Hell to allow Dark's satanic demon to walk the Earth. Lion things, street bikes and War! Oh my!
Renowned horror and western writer Joe R. Lansdale reunites with his Jonah Hex collaborator, visionary artist Timothy Truman, to tell the grittiest, roughest, downright meanest Conan story ever seen in comics. The Cimmerian travels to the aid of an old ally in the wretched wastes of Stygia-a desert harboring wealth undreamed of, even for the barbarian. Soon his pursuit of the ancient treasure reveals a conniving spirit and undead guards. Dust from the desolate land meets blood, and a dark-hearted sorcerer brings forth strange abominations from this unholy mix. Only the cool head and cold steel of the Cimmerian can save all creation from the horror that awaits, and the blood-spattered conclusion will send shivers down the spines of even the most hardcore Conan fans! • Teaming the wild, scathing wit of Joe R. Lansdale with the unflinching vision of Truman, Conan and the Songs of the Dead is an unprecedented take on the archetype of sword-and-sorcery. • Collects the five issue miniseries.
Written by Chuck Dixon Art and cover by Derec Donovan The world dragon is alive! The magical beast from the mists of prehistory, which laid waste to thousands in its day, has been awakened…and unleashed! What hope does the son of Green Arrow have as he faces this monster alone? On sale March 28 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Mike Carey Art by Jim Fern & Mark Pennington Cover by J.H. Williams III Part 2 of 'Cut Here.' During the conflict with Lord Aratsu, the twins' father Yasuo has been alternately absentee, distracted and anxious. Now, in his effort to save Toshi, Kai will be brought face-to-face with his father's deadly secret as well as the extreme world of urban violence and yakuza treachery. On sale March 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by MICHAEL LARK Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC The second big year of award-winning creators Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark's explosive run on Daredevil is here, and if you think Matt Murdock's life is going to start getting simpler, think again! As Matt tries to deal with the changes in his life, and find a way to move forward, a threat from his past begins to creep toward daylight. And with the post-Civil War fallout all around him, the price of being Daredevil just got even higher. The next mystery begins in 'To The Devil His Due' - Part One of Five. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
by Samit Basu & Aditah Chari Events hurtle towards a deadly climax as the Durapasya are forced to attack the Darinde ahead of schedule in order to protect Amara Gaelle, and give her a chance to save the Source. A ferocious battle rages in the heart of Sitapur's largest slum, and thousands of innocent lives are at stake. This is a battle Tara wants no part in, but her hand is forced - Rahul's life is in deadly danger, and she is the only one who can save him.
DMZ #17
Written by Brian Wood Art by Riccardo Burchielli Cover by Wood The mind-blowing conclusion of the 5-part 'Public Works.' With tensions between Trustwell, Inc., the United Nations, the terrorist cell and, of course, the residents of the DMZ at fever pitch, it's once again up to reluctant hero Matty Roth to quiet the storm - but when he finally exposes himself as an undercover journalist, things get so much worse. On sale March 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Fabio Laguna Dragon's Lair #3 is the third of the four issue series and has all new story and all new art from the original MVCreations series! If you have the first CrossGen issues, this is a must-have for you! In this issue, Dirk the Daring has bit off more than he can chew!
'MOXA CAUTERY' Ebony Hide and Hip Flask accompany the LAPD's Lieutenant Trench to the scene of Ebony's recent encounter with Serengheti, and within minutes both of them are wishing they'd stayed in their hospital beds. Plus, 'MONKEY BUSINESS' by JILL FRESHNEY and ROB 'FLANIMALS' STEEN.
Written by Bill Willingham Art by Various Cover by James Jean Over the span of the FABLES series, including specials and harcovers and such, readers have had a few questions about this and that. For example: Who caught the bouquet at Snow's wedding? Well, this issue is dedicated to resolving those questions, clearing up those dangling odds and ends. And being Fables, we're going to answer those questions with a series of funny, entertaining, short-short stories, illustrated by an amazing assortment of artists including Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze) and Barry Kitson (SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES). On sale March 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS
by Hernandez, To, Ho, & Steigerwald The threat of annihilation from the humans has subsided, leaving a trail of death and destruction in its wake. Now alone in solitude, the Elite Blue warrior Kiani struggles to come to grips with the shattered pieces of the war's aftermath, yet the profound truth she discovers will forever change her existence. Continuing directly from the pages of Fathom Volume 2, Kiani's own series begins here, and the world of Fathom will never be the same again! Written by Vince Hernandez and illustrated by Marcus To, this is the first must-have new Aspen title of 2007. With two amazing covers by series artist Marcus To and original Kiani artist Talent Caldwell, make sure to grab your copy today!
Written by Dwayne McDuffie Art by Pop Mhan & Rob Stull Cover by Pete Woods Firestorm and the Seven Soldiers' Mister Miracle must defend themselves from Orion and the Female Furies! Everyone's after the secrets in Professor Stein's head, and that information will have dire effects on both Firestorm and the New Gods. On sale March 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Wein & Kazaleh One of the benefits of living 1,000 years into the future is that all your worthless junk can suddenly become very valuable. Fry starts his own Internet auction business, but is some evil bidder doing the evil bidding of an evil biddy?
by Ritchie, Diggle, & Singh There is no one left alive who knows the secret of Brock's dark past. Now, as the Gamekeeper of a sprawling English country estate, he quietly tends to a world where natural law presides and mankind comes only if invited. But when armed killers invade his sanctuary in search of the truth, they get more than they bargained for - and Brock finds himself forced to hunt a prey more cunning and lethal than anything in the wild. Don't miss the inaugural issue from maverick director Guy Ritchie (Lock Stock..., Snatch), acclaimed writer Andy Diggle (The Losers) and rising-star artist Mukesh Singh (Devi).
by Greg Weisman & David Hedgecock It's Halloween in Manhattan! The one night a year the clan can be seen in public without starting a riot. David Xanatos is throwing a masquerade ball atop his castle skyscraper. Expect good food, amazing costumes, and more than a few nefarious party-crashers!
by Hopeless, Mellon, Herrera, & Strakhov On a mission to find her brother, Shelby's road trip leads her to Evil Ted's Bar of the Dead. Our heroic hottie smashes the hell out of an army of zombie barkeepers. Grab the hose, kids, it's gonna be a messy night for the GearHead!
by Lovern Kindzierski & Claude St. Abin Aaron's sneaking his Mom's clothes out the door. Angela's raiding the fridge. Jason's discovered TV. Jericho won't wear pants. David and Esther are recycling Walter's wardrobe. While Walter is in the principal's office. And its only the first day of school! BTW, did we mention the executioner from Hell?
BOOK SEVENTEEN: THE INFINITY PROTOCOLS The U.S. military finally makes its move against Commander Adam Archer! The secret of the Infinity Tower revealed! Meanwhile, the Triad is ready to make their move against the entire planet Earth! When humanity's cosmic emissary has been labeled Public Enemy #1, how will he defend them?! THE COSMIC EPIC IS ON, MUTHAHUGGA! ALSO AVAILABLE: GØDLAND, VOL. 2 TP
Written by Judd Winick Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens Collecting the One Year Later story arc from GREEN ARROW #60-65! One year after the events of INFINITE CRISIS, Oliver Queen finds himself in the unlikely role of Star City's mayor. How did he make the transition from super-hero to politician? One thing's for sure - his arch-enemy, Deathstroke, is aiming for an assassination! Advance-solicited; on sale March 14 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US
Written by Geoff Johns Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert The Star Sapphire has plagued Green Lantern throughout his career. But where do its origins truly lie? And why has it sought out Hal Jordan? Discover the secret of the alien parasite called Star Sapphire as it interrupts Jordan's first date in years. Plus, witness the bizarre interrogation of the Cyborg-Superman at the hands of the Guardians of the Universe! On sale March 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Geoff Johns Art by Ethan Van Sciver & Prentis Rollins Cover by Van Sciver A softcover edition of the hardcover collecting the sold-out miniseries restoring Hal Jordan as Earth's Green Lantern! See how a man born without fear and seeking to rebuild his life puts cosmic forces into motion that will have repercussions not only on Earth but across the universe. Advance-solicited; on sale March 28 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
A seminal work by groundbreaking comics creator Matt Wagner (Batman: The Mad Monk; Sandman Mystery Theatre) returns to print in a new hardcover edition with an introduction by Alan Moore! When Wagner first serialized Grendel: Devil by the Deed as a backup in his critically acclaimed title Mage, its innovative storytelling techniques, philosophical undertones, and charismatic anti-hero ignited a devoted following. Introducing Hunter Rose as the brilliant, twisted assassin Grendel, it gave birth to what would become a centuries-spanning epic exploring the roots and consequences of violence. This influential tale has been collected only twice in the past twenty years, quickly selling out each time. Now, for the first time in hardcover, Dark Horse presents the book that brought one of the most popular alternative comics characters to life and marked the auspicious arrival of one of the greatest visionaries of modern comics!
Written by BARB LIEN-COOPER AND PARK COOPER Pencils by JIMMY BOTT Cover by AFUA RICHARDSON London. Now. Terrorism is rife, but after today, your life may never be the same again. A ballerina, Romany, gets on a train in the London Underground, a strange gas attack turns her into a half-dead vampire. During the contaiment and cleanup of this attack, she's captured by a government agency formed to battle the vampire threat, PASA (the Bureau of ParaHuman and Supernatural Affairs). Romany's a remarkable subject, and after some training she is paired with her handler, Ian, also one of a very few survivors of a vampire attack. Ian turns her into a force to be reckoned with... The cogs of an evil machine are turning within the winding streets of London; disaster looms on the horizon; they can strike anywhere at any time. What is PASA willing to do to stop them? 124 PGS./Rated T+ …$10.99
Written by Walter Simonson Art by Renato Arlem Cover by Howard Chaykin The search to destroy Hath-Set continues so that the curse on Hawkgirl and Hawkman can at last be ended - leaving them free to be together…or forever apart. On sale March 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by ZEB WELLS Art by AL RIO & TOM PALMER Cover by WILLIAM TUCCI While Humbug tries to negotiate with the Headman for, you guessed it, the return of his head, the Heroes for Hire close in on the mysterious villain responsible for the attack on the Statue of Liberty. A must-read for HFH fans, as the team loses some members, and might just gain one as well! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
At last--all of Morningstar's secrets stand revealed as Ellis once and for all learns the shattering truth about his parents, about the Hunter-Killer program--and about how only his death can ensure the future of the human race!
JOE & MAX #2
by Jason Medley & Claude St. Aubin Joe faces his biggest challenge ever of his young life. The Davis family is moving! How will Joe and Linda live without each other? What will happen to Sharon's dating life? Where's Joe's Guardian Angel, Max throughout all of this? Who's your daddy? Sorry - wrong book! And on top of all of that, what villainous plans and scheme do the evil Shift and malevolent Steven Dark have planned for our heroes?
Written by J.T. Krul Art by Alex Sanchez & Jack Purcell Cover by Steve Uy What does it mean to be a vampire? Dr. Mid-Nite is faced with this question after suffering an attack from the mysterious Mircea. Will science fall prey to the supernatural…or will the 'Vampire Murders' continue in Portsmouth City? On sale March 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Various The pulse-pounding conclusion of the monthly mini-series! Kolchak has learned the terrible secret behind this grotesquely mutated creature - this betrayed army soldier, this twisted shell of a man. But even as an immoral military plays God, Kolchak himself must win a wrestling match with his own morals when the means to destroy the abomination is put into his hands. And a former soldier's mother waits for him to make his choice!
Written by Brian Azzarello Cover by Frusin Art by Marcelo Frusin, Danijel Zezelj & Werther Dell'Edara In the epic story 'Thicker Than Blackwater,' from LOVELESS #6-12, Wes Cutter - a violent man looking for peace - becomes the new sheriff of Blackwater. And what better way to welcome him to the job than with a grisly murder? Advance-solicited; on sale March 28 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Shakespeare, Appignanesi, & Vieceli Now presenting Manga Shakespeare - the Bard's greatest plays in an accessible, lively format for a new generation of readers! Hamlet is one of Shakespeare's most well-known plays, and this exciting new re-telling provides young readers an innovative introduction to 'the melancholy Dane.' Hamlet is your typical angst-ridden teen - he doesn't know how to deal with his responsibilities, how to treat his girlfriend, or how to react to his father's death. He has no one to trust, and he even acts crazy so adults will leave him alone. Romeo and Juliet is ideally suited for the manga format - it has teenage heroes, scheming and villainous adults, heartbreaking tragedy, and the ultimate romantic plot about star-crossed lovers. Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, fall deeply in love, and they refuse to let their parents' age-old feud get in their way. When Romeo is banished from their town, a series of mistakes and misunderstandings, along with their families' mutual hatred, finally manages to end their love. Manga fans - and kids who find Shakespeare intimidating - will be drawn to the style and action of the Manga Shakespeare series, learning that required reading doesn't have to be boring.
by Shakespeare, Appignanesi, & Vieceli Now presenting Manga Shakespeare - the Bard's greatest plays in an accessible, lively format for a new generation of readers! Hamlet is one of Shakespeare's most well-known plays, and this exciting new retelling provides young readers an innovative introduction to 'the melancholy Dane.' Hamlet is your typical angst-ridden teen - he doesn't know how to deal with his responsibilities, how to treat his girlfriend, or how to react to his father's death. He has no one to trust, and he even acts crazy so adults will leave him alone. Romeo and Juliet is ideally suited for the manga format - it has teenage heroes, scheming and villainous adults, heartbreaking tragedy, and the ultimate romantic plot about star-crossed lovers. Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, fall deeply in love, and they refuse to let their parents' age-old feud get in their way. When Romeo is banished from their town, a series of mistakes and misunderstandings, along with their families' mutual hatred, finally manages to end their love. Manga fans - and kids who find Shakespeare intimidating - will be drawn to the style and action of the Manga Shakespeare series, learning that required reading doesn't have to be boring.
Written by J. Torres Art by Michael Chang Ting Yu Cover by Jonboy Meyers Jubei kills the creature he believes is threatening the village…but instead of being thankful, the villagers turn on him! To save face and save his own skin, Jubei must then journey to the top of Mount Takao to confront the real threat. On sale March 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Cadillacula prowls the street-- Does it run on blood? Does it have to 'sleep' in a garage floored with dirt from Detroit? Would sunlight destroy it? Evil questions... Meanwhile, the Cherries have a sleepover and pillow fight! Then the Pirates hunt the ladies down on their own turf and it all ends with tickling knifes!
by Davis, Rebmann, & Yeung At last, the epic battle between the goddess Emu and the human Suzanne comes to a head! Both women lay claim to the Valkryie title, but only one will be victorious. As Suzanne battles the angry god of Asgard, she must grapple with the powerful force inside her: a force consuming her and bringing back dark memories from her past. As Suzanne learns more about the power she wields, and the history of Sword, she must make a choice: stay in Asgard and be a pawn, or flee to Earth and back to her old way of life.
PS238 #21
by Aaron Williams The fight with Charles, the teleporting bully, may be over, but the aftermath still lingers. Captain Clarinet hit his first opponent in that fight, and he's paralyzed with fright that he might severely hurt someone if he uses his powers. He turns to the most powerless student at ps238, Tyler, for help. Meanwhile, something not of this Earth crashes down in the playground, heralding new perils!
Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD Adapted by ROLAND BERNARD BROWN Penciled by MIGUEL MONTENGRO Cover by RENATO ARLEM Alvin and his brother Measure have been rescued by the Shawn-Nee leader Ta-Kumsaw, but they're not headed home yet. First, Ta-Kumsaw must bring them to see his brother, Tenskwa-Tawa, the RED PROPHET, so that Alvin can learn the truth of his destiny as a maker. But the Red Prophet makes another prophecy as well - that soon, White Man will rise up against Red, and the world will change forever because of it. Can Alvin stop this terrible thing from happening? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
The Pirates have to arm up to battle the Hitman and save Zeus. Black Jack feels betrayed by Patch's consorting with the Cherries but it might just be the Cherries' help that turns the tide. Bitter pride is swallowed, stakes are sharpened and the stage is set for an unholy war!
In this tender, touching penultimate issue, Tony Montana discovers the joys of gardening, being a scout leader, and reading books quietly in the park meadow nearby his favorite church. Who are we freaking kidding? A lot of people want Tony Montana dead, and Tony's gonna cuss up a storm, snort up a small mountain of drugs, and shoot in the face anybody who ticks him off! Featuring art and a cover by Dave Crosland, as well as an incentive cover by artist Mike Huddleston.
Written by Gail Simone Art by Brad Walker & Jimmy Palmiotti Cover by Karl Kerschl From the pages of DC's smash hit VILLAINS UNITED comes the 6-issue tale of a mysterious team of misfits that walks the line between good and evil, taking on the dirtiest, craziest tasks in the DCU! Their first mission - to rescue one of their own from a North Korean prison before he's executed - leads them to the realization that someone is trying to have them all killed. But who has it in for them? Advance-solicited; on sale March 28 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA Pencils and Cover by ANGEL MEDINA 'THE STRANGE CASE OF...' PART 2 (OF 2) The mystery of the multiple Spider-Men deepens. Who are these men -- these boys, really -- crawling around the city of New York? And where did they acquire their powers and why? And what does Peter's student Jordan Harrison have to do with it? Mad scientist Dr. Calvin Zabo may have the answers, but asking him risks the wrath of...HYDE! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
by Various THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR MANGA! One of the world's biggest comics, containing the original manga versions of some of the most popular anime ever made! Each issue includes tons of full-color information about toys, TCGs, CCGs, video games, and anime, plus amazing manga stories! Rating: T
Written by DAVID HINE Penciled by FRAZER IRVING Cover by JOHN WATSON Luna is forced to make a heart-breaking choice that could cost her life as the Inhumans finally track Quicksilver to Mutant Town and we see just how far he has descended into madness. This is a man who has seen the future and if his prophecies come true, things are looking very bleak for the Inhumans. If that wasn't bad enough, when Madrox and Layla arrive, things really get messed up. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
by Zeb Wells & Virgin Comics Jessica Peterson, the media-dubbed 'Snake Woman,' is on the run. Betrayed by her best friend and hounded by two detectives from the LAPD she turns to the only friend she has left... James Harker. But will his quest to destroy the 68 put Jessica in even more danger?
SPAWN #166
story DAVID HINE art PHILIP TAN cover GREG CAPULLO 32 PAGES FC FEBRUARY 28 $2.95 THE RETURN OF THE CLOWN! In a sleazy bar in Manhattan, a guy in a rumpled designer suit is drinking hard, and the more he drinks, the more he talks. Jason Wynn is a man who knows too much, including the secret of New Vista Apartments. By the time Spawn discovers the truth, it could be too late for the tortured tenants.
A thousand years before Luke Skywalker embarked on his fateful confrontation with the Death Star, the Jedi Army of Light met the Sith Army of the Shadow on the planet Ruusan for a climactic showdown that would forever change the galaxy. Before the Battle of Ruusan, there was a mighty Sith Empire that stood against the Republic. Forever after the battle, there would only be two Sith, master and apprentice. Caught in the struggle between the two armies is a group of plucky orphans who little realize the pivotal part they will play in the outcome of the war, or the future of the Sith. Each month, the Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection series will bring readers a limited-edition hardcover of the best of Dark Horse's Star Wars graphic novels. Available only through Direct Market retail outlets, each volume's print run is limited to initial orders and will not be reprinted.
The greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy faces four of his most dangerous missions in this volume of hard-to-find Boba Fett adventures! Whether it's taking on an Imperial ship designed to wipe out entire alien species or battling amidst a vicious civil war fueled by both the Rebellion and the Empire, entering an abandoned Star Destroyer seeking a mysterious prize or settling a dispute between an Imperial outpost and the local leadership, there's no job too deadly for the man in the Mandalorian armor-if the price is right! • Contains 104 pages of never-before-collected Boba Fett stories! © 2006 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Knights of the Old Republic and Boba Fett are © 2006 Lucasfilm Ltd.
Once bitter enemies, Imperials loyal to the deposed Emperor Roan Fel meet with representatives from the remnants of the Galactice Alliance to discuss joining forces against the Sith. However, two spies have been thrown into the mix, each with different orders, their determination to complete their missions putting them on an explosive collision course. Meanwhile, Cade Skywalker remains missing, yet still pursued by those bent on ignoring his desire to be left alone. Will a new alliance be forged to defeat Darth Krayt's minions, or will betrayal shatter the galaxy's last best hope for freedom? Will Skywalker's refuge be discovered? More importantly, what will happen to those who find him? Find out in this pivotal issue of Star Wars Legacy! • This is the future of Star Wars, the continuation of the story that started in the original trilogy, and none of it has been seen before.
story RICK REMENDER art NICK STAKAL cover MICAH FARRITOR 32 PAGES FC JANUARY 17 $3.50 Welcome to the new Hell on Earth - welcome to Europe.
Rob and Lyndsey are locked in a death embrace! Nick has to face the fallout from his daring terrorist act! The Overlord is not pleased! And who is Mr. Conner? Find out in Strongarm #2!
Written by Darwyn Cooke Art and cover by Tim Sale The origin of Kryptonite continues! Lex Luthor's goons have Superman down for the count, while the mystery behind casino owner Tony Gallo grows. On sale February 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Kantarou, a folklore scholar living in the Taisho period, has various and sundry adventures. But Kantarou moonlights as an exorcist solving the problems of ghosts and demons, all with the help of Haruka, the legendary demon-eating tengu! Key Selling Points: • The artist is the creator of popular series Detective Loki Ragnarok (ADV: ISBN 1413900550) • Influenced the popular anime, released Fall 2006 by Manga Entertainment • ADV previously released the first two volumes-TOKYOPOP's edition will feature new and improved covers, and new and improved translations • A unique, unisex title that will appeal to fans of FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST-filled with supernatural elements and Japanese mythology...and lots of pretty boys! • ADV releases: vol 1 ISBN: 1413901786 & vol 2 ISBN: 1413901794, released in Q4 2004 and Q2 2005, respectively • Online contest/giveaway with Tactics product from Japan • Preview of Tatics Manga to be included in volume 4 of the DVD
Written by J. Torres Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker Cover by Todd Nauck The Teen Titans battle a slew of new female villains - Marionette, Joy Stick, Pink X and Mad Maud - all modeled after some of their deadliest villains. Can Robin and the gang discover the secret behind them? On sale March 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
by Peter David & LeSean Thomas The Turtles are back, and these graphic novels collect and complete the long unavailable Dreamwave comics story! Volume 1 collects issues #1-4 while Volume 2 has the previously uncollected issues #5-7, and each are partnered with exclusive material - sketches, character designs, and unseen scripts from the unpublished issue #8 and beyond! From the red-hot creative team of Peter David (X-Factor) and LeSean Thomas (Arkanium, Boondocks TV series)!
by Peter David & LeSean Thomas The Turtles are back, and these graphic novels collect and complete the long unavailable Dreamwave comics story! Volume 1 collects issues #1-4 while Volume 2 has the previously uncollected issues #5-7, and each are partnered with exclusive material - sketches, character designs, and unseen scripts from the unpublished issue #8 and beyond! From the red-hot creative team of Peter David (X-Factor) and LeSean Thomas (Arkanium, Boondocks TV series)!
Six Shooters and Sorcery! Gunslingers and Goblins! Old Magic meets the New World as teenage twins Wyatt and Madara begin a perilous quest to reclaim their heritage and dispose of a deadly artifact in a weird Wild West - a world full of monsters, mayhem and the mysterious lawmen called Texas Strangers!
by Taylor, Lee, Boultwood, & Wright For the very first time, in the history of literature, Markosia presents a brand new concept in graphic novel storytelling, and the first in a line of 'illustranovellas' based on The Tizzle Sisters' adventures. Written and created by worldwide best-selling author, G.P. Taylor, and adapted by Tony Lee, this story of two feisty young girls who live in an orphanage, is filled with gadgets, gizmos, and evil henchmen, and is wrapped up in a madcap adventure like no other. With a cover illustration by Cliff Wright (Harry Potter novel cover artist) and stunning animation style artwork by Dan Boultwood, this book makes a perfect package for readers both young and old. Also available is a signed edition limited to only 99 copies.
This is it! The all-out, no-holds-barred battle you've all been waiting for... OPTIMUS PRIME vs. MEGATRON! In the icy wasteland between Russia and Brasnya, the two titans clash for the first time in many millennia, and MEGATRON's playing for keeps. Empowered by Ore-13, MEGATRON wants nothing less than the AUTOBOT leader's complete and utter eradication. And the way things are going… he might just get his wish! By Simon Furman (Transformers: Stormbringer) and E.J. Su (Transformers: Infiltration), with a variant cover once again provided by Klaus Scherwinski.
Before Stormbringer, before the Beast Wars, before even Generation One, there was... The War Within. Four million years before the TRANSFORMERS came to Earth, civil war rocks their home world of CYBERTRON, and OPTIMUS PRIME faces his first-and greatest-challenge. But before he can deal with the Decepticons, the new Autobot leader must look within... and decide if CYBERTRON is worth saving at all! If you think you know the TRANSFRORMERS... think again! IDW is proud to present an all-new collection of this long-out-of-print tale from the TRANSFORMERS' past.
Written by MIKE CAREY Penciled by MARK BROOKS Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA 'DEVILS' PART 2 (OF 3) The F.F. must follow the diabolical Diablo into the past to save the lives of their loved ones. But the master alchemist has big plans for the time-traveling quartet-plans that don't include them returning to the present alive! Meanwhile-the fate of the future hangs precariously on the choices the team makes! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
Written by MIKE CAREY Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY Seed Nineteen - a bizarre name for the most bizarre characters ever to enter the lives of the Fantastic Four: Threshold, Fountain, Magnificent Brute, Dreamcatcher. These incredible entities hold the key to a cosmic conflict that has raged for untold millennia and now involves our quarrelsome quartet. You've never seen anything like it! We promise. And it debuts our new creative team: Mike Carey on script and Pasqual Ferry on pencils! Collecting ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #33-38. 144 PGS./Rated A …$16.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2174-9
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by MARK BAGLEY Covers by MARK BAGLEY & RICHARD ISANOVE 'ULTIMATE KNIGHTS' PART 1&2 (OF 3) If you thought Peter would get some time off after the soul-shattering changes that came at the end of 'Clone Saga,' think again! Things keep heating up, as Ultimate Daredevil attempts to enlist Spider-Man in a crusade to bring down the Kingpin-permanently. But with his Aunt's life hanging by a thread and his serious girl problems…not to mention the new student at Midtown High…crime-busting may be the last thing on young Mr. Parker's mind. So what happens when the rest of Daredevil's new super-team shows up? Learn who stands with Peter-and who stands against him! 32 PGS. (each)/Rated A …$2.99 (each)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY This deluxe hardcover collects ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 15: SILVER SABLE and ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 16: DEADPOOL, plus extras. In SILVER SABLE, the head of Roxxon Oil sics the world's greatest mercenary, Silver Sable, on Spider-Man to learn why the web-spinner has targeted Roxxon on his nightly patrols. How violently Ms. Sable wants to handle the situation is strictly up to her. Spinning out of the Ultimate Spider-Man video game (written and designed by our longstanding team of Bendis and Bagley), Ultimate Silver Sable might be the most dangerous foe Spidey has ever faced! Plus: the mystery of Ultimate Omega Red! And in DEADPOOL, Spider-Man teams up with his new girlfriend - the X-Men's Kitty Pryde, who gets a new super-hero identity for when she's not hanging with her mutant mates! Plus: Meet the dangerous Ultimate Deadpool - and the Ultimate Reavers! It's mutant action guest-starring the Ultimate X-Men, with Spidey caught in the middle! Also featuring Ultimate Morbius! Collecting ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #86-96 and ANNUAL #1-2. 344 PGS./Rated A …$29.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2072-6 These ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN HARDCOVERS STILL AVAILABLE! ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1…$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-0898-X) ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2…$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1061-5) ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 3…$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1156-5) ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 4…$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1249-9) ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 5…$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1401-7) ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 6…$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1841-1) ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 7…$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2148-X)
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN Pencils and Cover BY YANICK PAQUETTE 'AFTERMATH' The young X-Men are leaderless. And in the wake of their tragedy, Scott Summers reaches a momentous decision: Disband the X-Men! Yes, you read it right. Is this the end of Xavier's dream? And if so, what does this mean for the evil mutants who may rush in to fill the power vacuum? It all begins to unravel… PART 2 {of 2) 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Jon thinks he's seeing things that aren't there - until he discovers that he's slipping into an alternate world! Jon is a Unique, one of the few people with no counterpart on any other parallel Earth, enabling him to move between worlds at will. But now that ability has made him a target... Join award-winning writer Dean Motter (Mister X, Terminal City) and stunning X-Factor artist Dennis Calero for a battle that spans worlds, and just might destroy those worlds!
A lethal game of cat-and-mouse catches Usagi in its trap as the rabbit ronin steps in to protect an ally, only to become a victim himself! Ousted by the head of the Neko Ninja Clan, Chizu is an outcast, on the run from the same assassins she once considered her brothers and sisters. When her former comrades catch up to her, Usagi raises his sword in her defense. However, in the heat of battle, Usagi is struck by a poison dart. Now, Chizu has mere hours to find an antidote while her enemies continue their deadly pursuit. As the poison takes hold, Usagi's mind is driven into a twisted nightmare. Will he ever recover? Find out in 'Fever Dream,' this month in Usagi Yojimbo!
by Various 'Save Our Prom': When a burst pipe threatens to leave the prom a literal 'washout,' Veronica's mom lets the kids and faculty use the mansion instead! It's a good thing Mr. Lodge is away on business. 'Distress Over a Dress': Fed up with high bills, Mr. Lodge forbids Veronica from buying any more custom clothes from designers. His plan backfires, however, when Veronica buys out all the local stores to keep the other girls from sharing her fashion sense!
by Dasgupta, Ruben, & Godse A small platoon of American soldiers in search of their missing comrades comes across Indian commandoes looking for a group of terrorists suspected of hiding a most heinous weapon in the craggy breast of the Hindu Kush. It's a night of revelation as the Americans discover the fate of their lost brothers, and the Indians discover the fate of their terrorists. But terror is not in the form of flesh and blood, or bullets or gunpowder. Terror has a new name.
by Jeff Parker & Ashish Padlekar 'Hi, Ian Dormouse here. While I'm 'walking in' between worlds, thought I'd stop by to tell you how things are going with me and Astrid. See, I've just found out the true nature of the universe - horrible. Also the true nature of myself - worse. Gotta go now, everyone wants me dead.'
by Various Daan Jippes turns Donald into 'An Easter Basketcase,' then has the Junior Woodchucks defending a petrified sequoia in 'Coal Black and the Three Ducklings.' Next come two strange tales of weird science: Mickey's battle with artificial intelligence in Noel Van Horn's 'Faulty Circuits,' and in Janet Gilbert's 'Sit-Down Strike!'Donald is transformed into an armchair. William Van Horn's Big Bad Wolf wraps the book.
Written by Mike Carey Art by Peter Gross Cover by Whilce Portacio Featuring guest art by Peter Gross (LUCIFER)! Vascar and his swarm of vampires have taken over the Air Force base. But Red and Ab-Death are missing in action. Can Dane and Mother One stop the carnage alone? On sale March 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
(W) Ron Marz (P) Adriana Melo (I) Mariah Benes Everything has changed! In the aftermath of last issue's stunning turn of events, Sara Pezzini has surrendered the Witchblade to a new bearer, Danielle Baptiste. But Dani might not even survive her first experience with the mystical artifact, as she learns that possessing the Witchblade and controlling it are two very different things. As for Sara, what chance does she have to live a normal life again? Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series
(W) Yasuko Kobayashi (A) Kazasa Sumita (Cov) Sumita, Gonzo Top Cow Productions and Bandai Entertainment proudly present a wholly unique interpretation of the WITCHBLADE mythos in this authentic manga. Takeru is an average schoolgirl being raised in a Buddhist monastery by a group of nuns. That is until a group of mysterious black clad monks show up at the monastery with bad intent! In this issue Takeru and Kou return from school to the monastery only to find the entire place in shambles. As Kou searches for the nuns outside, Takeru remembers the mysterious, forbidden claw locked away inside. But can she get to it in time? Originally serialized in Japan's popular magazine, CHAMPION RED and written by WITCHBLADE ANIME head writer, Yasuko , this uniquely Japanese tale is collected for the first time in standard comic format and in glorious full color.
SENSATIONAL 'SPIDER-MAN 3'! IT'S FINALLY HERE! 'Spider-Man 3' swings into theaters on May 4, and we're on hand for the biggest comic movie event of the summer! Can Sam Raimi complete the perfect superhero movie trilogy? And will he and Tobey Maguire be back for 'Spider-Man 4'? Find out here, webheads! SLAVE TO THE 'GRINDHOUSE' With TWO powerhouse directors in Quentin Tarantino ('Kill Bill') and Robert Rodriguez ('Sin City'), 'Grindhouse' looks to be THE smash horror hit of the year. We talk with both directors, as well as stars Rose McGowan and Marley Shelton. HULK DECLARES WAR ON MARVEL U.! Marvel's Green Goliath goes on a rampage when he returns from space, and his first victims are the heroes of the Marvel Universe who exiled him-the Illuminati, including Iron Man, Mr. Fantastic, Namor, Professor X, Dr. Strange and Black Bolt. Can anything hope to stand against a revenge-hungry Hulk? 'FANTASTIC FOUR 2': SURF'S UP! With 'FF2: Rise of the Silver Surfer' streaking into theaters on June 15, Marvel's First Family has a few guests coming into town, namely the Silver Surfer, herald for the planet-eating cosmic menace called Galactus! Get the scoop on how the Surfer will be the breakout character of the highly anticipated sequel. THE JOKE'S ON YOU! Check your chair for whoopee cushions-it's the annual Wizard April Fools' issue, and we've got loads of jokes, pranks and comedy out the wazzoo in store for you! Ready to bust your gut laughing at comics' funniest moments? We're out to break your funny bones with our best April Fools' ish ever!
Written by JEPH LOEB Pencils and Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI 'EVOLUTION' PART 3 GUEST-STARRING THE BLACK PANTHER AND STORM It's time for round three! Superstar Jeph Loeb (BATMAN: HUSH) is joined by Young Guns Reloaded artist Simone Bianchi for the biggest, best and, quite possibly, last battle between Wolverine and Sabretooth! These sworn foes have been locked in an endless grudge match that goes back longer than either can remember -- or even imagine. The key to victory is eons old, and it's certain to rock their world. The first clue to understanding it lies in the fabled African kingdom of Wakanda, home of the Black Panther and Storm. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
Written by Jodi Picoult Art by Drew Johnson & Ray Snyder Cover by Terry & Rachel Dodson Best-selling author Jodi Picoult (The 10th Circle, Sister's Keeper) takes the writing reins, setting Wonder Woman on a collision course with her long-missing people, the Amazons! Special Agent Diana Prince of the Department of Metahuman Affairs is assigned the impossible task of capturing Wonder Woman! How she can capture herself is just the start of Wonder Woman's problems, as Diana Prince must relearn how to exist as a human woman and a deadly foe begins closing a net on the Amazon Warrior that will lead to a catastrophic outcome! With gorgeous art by Drew Johnson and Ray Snyder (52)! On sale March 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by MIKE RAICHT Pencils & Cover by KYLE HOTZ Cash stolen from the botched bank job: $125,000. Two loaded shotguns keeping the hostages quiet: $675.00. A half-tank of gas in the getaway car: $27.50. Smashing through a police roadblock and fighting for your life against hundreds of flesh eating zombies: Priceless. Welcome to zombie action, MAX-style. The dead roam the Earth, a small town in New York state is under siege, and human flesh is what's for dinner! And humanity's last hope is hiding out in a little rest-stop on Interstate 90. Barricade your doors and windows and get the guns loaded -- hell is on Earth, and it just might be up to a man named Simon Garth to stop it... Collecting ZOMBIE #1-4. 104 PGS./Explicit Content…$13.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1913-2


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