Arriving Wednesday 3/7/07

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by Matthew Thurber This ongoing quarterly comic book by Matthew Thurber marks his publishing debut. He tells funny, sometimes hallucinatory stories of monsters and rockers and trolls, all with a witty, punk rock edge. Meticulously, beautifully drawn, Thurber's comics will both startle you with their psychedelic invention and induce real belly-laughs. Thurber was The Comics Journal's 2006 Mini-Comics artist of the year and was featured prominently in Kramers Ergot 6 and The Ganzfeld 4. He brings with him a significant following of art comics fans.
52 WEEK #44
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
'BETRAYAL 6' >> A major turning point! After nearly six years Helen faces the >> husband she ran out on. Before all Troy she repudiates him yet >> again. Even their son cringes in terror from his father. All-out >> war seems certain. Only Prince Hektor holds out hope that a clash >> can be averted.
Written by Gail Simone Art by Eddy Barrows & Trevor Scott Cover by Ladrönn Part 1 of the 2-part 'Jia' shows the new Atom's past literally coming back to haunt him, as his college sweetheart reaches out to him - drawing him back to Hong Kong…and horrors! On sale March 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Grant Morrison Art and cover by Gene Ha Variant cover by Michael Golden Do you believe in superheroes? Something huge has been found in the waters of the North Sea, something from another reality where the supermen are real. Join marine salvage expert Kenny Kincaid as he meets astonishing beings both familiar and terrifyingly strange. Hawksmoor, Jenny Quarx, Apollo, The Midnighter, The Doctor, The Engineer and Swift. Who are The Authority, and what do they want with our world? Can the heroes of a parallel universe save Kenny's marriage and end war forever? Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Gene Ha; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Michael Golden, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.
BETTY #163
by Various 'A Study in Studying': Betty's dreams of high marks on her mid-terms are foiled by dreams of another sort - daydreams of Archie! 'Everything is Beautiful': Did you ever have one of those times where everything went so wrong that something was bound to go right? 'Sales Help!': Betty's new job helping customers at a department store has its obstacles, the biggest being that the customers all want to help themselves!
by Dawn Barnes & Bernard Chang In the third book in the series, follow Max and the three other members of the top-secret Black Belt Club on another action-packed, exciting adventure in the fight against evil. In this book, they go to a Celtic-based world where the 'Haunted Eye' has overtaken all who make the seasons change and life thrive. Learning about balance, nutrition, aikido, and judo, they defeat the 'Haunted Eye' and learn the importance of having balance in their lives.
'THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE LOVELY,' Part One One is a super-hero, the other a super-villain, and the third doesn't know which side she's on! Revisiting their rivalry from this summer's smash 1-Shot hit, Bomb Queen and Blacklight go at it again, this time on Bomb Queen's turf! Joining Blacklight is ShadowHawk's own Rebound - but why do they want in to New Port City, and more importantly…will they be able to get out? With a bonus incentive cover by JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER!!! The third BOMB QUEEN series will be the biggest yet! RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
by Richard Moore It's the all-important Illuminary's grand ball, and Lilith has slipped Abbey a mickey. Desperate to save the evening and make a good impression, Michael plans to use Hildy's magic and Glump's mad science to 'remote control' Abbey through their meeting with the Illuminary. Seriously. That's the best plan they've got.
by Neal Shaffer & Joe Infurnari What happens when whole chunks of the world mysteriously slips through the cracks of reality? Taylor Devlin continues his desperate struggle to understand this dark surreal new society while refusing to give up his quest to return to the world he knew - the world that's perpetually 10 seconds away.
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Pencils and Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS The incredible conclusion of the story of the Marvel Universe turned on its side after one bullet changes the entire course of history during World War Two. With the fate of the Fantastic Four drastically changed, what hope does Earth have in the face of Galactus, the destroyer of worlds?! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Written by ED BRUBAKER Pencils and Cover by STEVE EPTING Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH CLASSIFIED INFORMATION! 48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
by Linda Medley A fable for modern times, Castle Waiting is a fairy tale that's not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil - but about being a hero in your own home. Chapter Five opens with Jain and Sister Peace going on a horseback ride as Dr. Fell flips out. Later Jain reminisces about her younger days and other equestrian activities.
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & WARREN ELLIS Pencils and Cover by MARC SILVESTRI The post war Marvel Universe begins here! The war is over!! Let the healing begin!! This all-new special written by Brian Bendis, especially for modern legend Marc Silvestri, debuts the all new IRON MAN, OMEGA FLIGHT, MIGHTY AVENGERS, NEW AVENGERS and with a special chapter written by Warren Ellis...THUNDERBOLTS! Each chapter is an important all-new prologue for each of these huge new series! 64 PGS./RATED T+ …$4.99
Written by ED BRUBAKER Pencils and Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS Harvey Award-Winning Best Writer Ed Brubaker and Scream Award-Winning Best Artist Sean Phillips bring their first arc of CRIMINAL to a shattering conclusion. Leo has been backed into a corner, and though his experience and his survival instincts tell him to try to find a peaceful way out, something has been awakened inside the man most consider a coward. Something that he's kept buried almost twenty years...His rage. But will it destroy him along with the men he aims it at? Critics have hailed Criminal as the best new series of the year, and many stores have been reporting first day sellouts around the country. Don't miss your chance to catch the harrowing conclusion of 'Coward' and enter the world of Criminal. 32 PGS./Explicit Content …$2.99
Presenting a collection of the smash CSI miniseries set firmly in the world of comics, sure to appeal to comic book fans and CSI fans alike! Grissom and his team of CSIs take in a Las Vegas comic convention that ends in tragedy - the death of online gossip columnist Rich Johnston. The suspects are many-among them Marvel Comics' Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada, Ed Brubaker, Stan Lee, Marc Silvestri, Robert Kirkman, Peter David, Greg Rucka, and many other well-known comic creators! Can the CSIs solve the crime before 'dead is dead' becomes commonplace at the con?
Written by FRANK MILLER & ROGER MCKENZIE Pencils and Cover by FRANK MILLER & KLAUS JANSON Frank Miller's spellbinding scripts and pulse-pounding pencils herald one of Daredevil's greatest eras, just in time for the Kingpin and Bullseye's efforts to rob the Man Without Fear of everything he holds dear! Featuring the first appearances of Elektra, Stick and the Hand! The daring discovery that drew Ben Urich into Daredevil's domain of darkness! Such forgotten-yet-formidable foes as Death-Stalker and the Gladiator! Guest-starring the Hulk, the Avengers, and Power Man and Iron Fist! Collecting DAREDEVIL #158-161 and #163-191, and What if? #28. 816 PGS./Rated T+ …$99.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2343-1 Trim size: oversized DAREDEVIL BY FRANK MILLER OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC - VARIANT 816 PGS./Rated T+ …$99.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2669-4
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH Pencils and Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE Roland has incurred the wrath of the evil sorcerer Marten, and must flee his home in Gilead with two of his young friends. But arriving in the supposedly friendly town of Hambry may be no safer, for the dreaded agents of Marten are abroad-The Coffin Hunters! Though it's not all completely bleak as Roland meets the woman who will become the love of his young life-the beautiful Susan Delgado. Plus: Learn more about the land of the Dark Tower with exclusive bonus material! 48 PGS./CARDSTOCK COVER/Parental Advisory …$3.99
DEAD AT 17 VOL 2 #3
by Josh Howard Asia's personal life continues to spiral into hell, but she may receive a helping hand from the most unlikely of people. Meanwhile, the Undying have Asia in their sights and are willing to take drastic measures to enlist her for their cause before it's too late. An ominous feeling of doom hangs in the air - change is comning, and it's not going to be pretty!
by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata With Near openly suspecting the new L of being Kira and sowing doubt in the hearts of the taskforce members, Light is once again forced to pass the Death Note on to another to take the heat off himself. But this time, Kira chooses a disciple from among his true believers. Rating: T+
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 John Kovalic Ten years ago this month, the Dork Tower comic strip premiered in the pages of Shadis magazine. To celebrate the anniversary, every strip from Shadis and every strip from Dragon magazine are being reprinted here in chronological order. Dork Decade is the first full-color Dork Tower collection ever, and contains authors' notes, tons of extra material, developmental sketches, and surprise guest appearances! The Harvey-nominated, Origins-winning Dork Tower kicks off a year of special events with Dork Decade!
by Andy Mangels & Fabio Laguna Welcome to the time of fearsome dragons, brave knights, and beautiful damsels! Dragon's Lair #2 is the second installment of this four-issue series and features a hair-raising showdown between Dirk the Daring and The Mud Men!
Captain Dynamo, the greatest super-hero in the world, was not the most faithful husband. Now he's dead and his family is trying to piece together their lives. As his enemies descend on his unprotected city, Captain Dynamo's widow rounds up his five illegitimate children, each of whom have inherited one of their father's super-powers. Can these total strangers come to terms with their powers, their father's legacy and each other as total chaos erupts? This new ongoing monthly series as Image Comics chronicles a super-hero team like no other - Dynamo 5!
by Kurtzman, Feldstein, Craig, Wood, Davis, Feldstein, Severin, & Elder Reprints the first six complete issues (24 stories) of the comic book Two-Fisted Tales, originally published in 1950 and 1951.
by Jeff Lemire Xeric Award winning cartoonist Jeff Lemire (Lost Dogs) illustrates the tale of Lester, an orphaned 10-year-old who goes to live on his Uncle's farm. Their relationship grows increasingly strained and Lester befriends the town 's gas station owner, and damaged former hockey star, Jimmy Lebeuf. The two escape into a private fantasy world of superheroes, alien invaders, and good old-fashioned pond hockey. Tales from the Farm is the first volume in a trilogy of graphic novels set in a fictionalized version of Lemire's hometown of Essex County, Ontario.
Written by Brian K. Vaughan Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister Cover by Harris In the fifth collection of the Eisner Award-winning series, collecting issues #21-25, Mayor Hundred faces difficult decisions regarding New York City's drug laws. But will a string of brazen, violent robberies and a shocking suicide affect the the Mayor's policy? Advance-solicited; on sale March 7 • 120 pg, FC, $12.99 US MATURE READERS
Written by Simon Oliver Cover by Philip Bond Art by Tony Moore, Chris Samnee & Ande Parks In this stunning volume collecting THE EXTERMINATORS #6-10, Henry and Stretch get an emergency call to dispose of a black widow that's been terrorizing the local S&M club. But what they encounter will change the course of their newfound mission. Advance-solicited; on sale March 7 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS
by Michael Alan Nelson When gods go to war! A new epic ongoing exploring Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. The 1928 publication of The Call of Cthulhu established one of the most feared characters in the history of horror fiction: a terrible alien god capable of worldwide destruction. But Cthulhu was actually only one of the minor gods in Lovecraft's pantheon - there are things far bigger, badder, and meaner roaming the cosmos, ready to come to call. A new journey into horror from the critically-acclaimed writer of Second Wave, Michael Alan Nelson, named 'the next Brian K. Vaughn' by Rue Morgue Magazine!
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Penciled by MIKE MCKONE Cover by ADI GRANOV CIVIL WAR tie-in The double-sized 45th Anniversary Issue of the World's Greatest Comic Magazine! The super hero Civil War is drawing to a close! But with the betrayals, backstabbing and shifting alliances, who will be the Fantastic Four when all is said and done? 64 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99
Written by ALAN DAVIS Pencils & Cover by ALAN DAVIS One last chance to put the past behind them and unite as a family. One final test of their mettle as super heroes and human beings. Do the members of the Fantastic Four possess the fortitude to conquer this greatest of challenges to humanity and to their own happiness? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by TODD NAUCK Cover by MIKE WIERINGO BACK IN BLACK continues as Spider-Man finds himself faced with a bizarre ally: The Sandman, seeking Spider-Man's aid in saving an innocent man on death row. A man who is accused of the recent killing of...Uncle Ben?!? 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
by Garth Ennis & Jacen Burrows All six full-color issues of Garth Ennis creator-owned epic are collected here for the first time! Deep in the mountains of Afghanistan, a dozen Russian special forces soldiers race their British opponents for a secret neither of them can imagine. The Russian leader, a war weary Colonel who knows no other life but conflict, carries old ghosts that refuse to let him be but the battle that awaits him deep in this ancient land will change his life forever, and send him on a violent journey no sane man would contemplate. The ultimate soldier meets his destiny, in 303! This epic tale features the astounding artistic talent of Jacen Burrows (Moore's The Courtyard, Ellis' Scars).
Written by GARTH ENNIS Pencils and Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN There has always been a Spirit of Vengeance. Before Johnny Blaze, before Danny Ketch, there was Travis Parham. As a lieutenant in the Confederate Army, Parham thought he'd gotten a full view of the darkness in men's souls. He was wrong. Someone did something terrible to his friend Caleb, and Parham's ready to ride through hell to find out who did it. Which is a good thing -- 'cause he's gonna have to. Up from the depths comes a force of nature that transcends his wildest dreams -- a fiery wraith that knows a thing or two about evil, and even more about vengeance. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
Author: Josh Blaylock Artists: Corey Zayatz, Joe Dodd Cover Artists: A - Clement Sauve Cover Artists: B - Francis Manapul The unraveling of the untold history of the Dreadnoks continues! The many lives lived by the man that will be known as Zartan leads him to the brutal biker gang and their leader known as… Zartan?! Plus, an opportunity to make money leads Zartan to Japan, and a tragic event that changes the lives of many! COVER A-48pgs, FC $4.99 COVER B-48pgs, FC $8.99 (Cardstock cover)
by J.C. Tyler & Ralph Tedesco When millionaire businessman Jimmy Toland is charged with extortion, he decides the best way to eliminate his problem is to employ the services of a ruthless hitman. But when the killer finishes the job and doesn't get his payment, he decides to teach Jimmy a lesson... a lesson with roots that lie in the world of Grimm Fairy Tales! Also, a small town is terrorized by monstrous rats that swarm its streets. When the residents find they cannot control the problem they call on the mysterious Pied Piper who claims he can get ride of the vermin for a steep price. But when the piper delivers and the town doesn't pay him, it sparks the most terrifying revenge the residents could have imagined!
Written by Steve Gerber Art by Peter Snejbjerg Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta Writer Steve Gerber (Howard the Duck, HARD TIME) continues the thrilling 'Helmet of Fate!' An angel walks on planet Earth…and he's a superhero? The creature of two worlds is among us to keep us from the grasp of a great wickedness! Plus, who will bear the helmet of Dr. Fate? On sale February 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Brandon Jerwa & Kevin Sharpe There can be only one… only one all-new, action-packed, monthly comic book series starring the immortal Highlander! As our creative team takes a rest from the first explosive story arc, writer Brandon Jerwa is joined by Kevin (Army of Darkness) Sharpe for a special New Year's Eve tale of immortal love… and loss! Also featuring the first Dynamite Comics appearance of Duncan MacLeod!
Written by MARC SUMERAK & PAUL TOBIN Art by DAVID WILLIAMS & CHRIS GIARUSSO Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS Power Pack couldn't be more excited to meet their father's new colleague, the world-famous Dr. Bruce Banner. But when the kids find themselves trapped in the tunnels beneath Manhattan by the Absorbing Man, they find out what happens when the good doctor gets angry...! Get ready to go gamma as a brand-new team-up begins here! PLUS…an all-new MINI MARVELS tale!!! 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
Written by GREG PAK Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN Cover by LADRÖNN When Miek discovers the shuttle that brought the Hulk to Sakaar, the Green King faces his ultimate test of rage. Will he stay to rule the people for whom he has fought and bled for the past twelve issues - or will he seize the opportunity to wreak his vengeance on the Marvel 'heroes' who sent him into this world of slavery, horror, and war? Also - the Spikes meet their destiny and Hulk and Caiera face the culmination of their greatest hopes and fears. The final two chapters of 'Planet Hulk' begin here - don't miss this critical countdown to 'World War Hulk!' 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
Written by ADAM WARREN Pencils and Cover by BRIAN DENHAM As S.H.I.E.L.D.'s elite 'capekilling' unit dispatches a globe-spanning arsenal of bleeding-edge hardware to hunt him down, Iron Man confronts the vicious yet seductive 'viral avatar' infecting the armor's processors...while plunging to the sea floor to crash a top-secret mecha 'roborave' held aboard a sunken freighter! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
by Masakazu Katsura Teratani has invited the group to celebrate graduation by staying at his family's resort hotel. He even arranges to have Ichitaka share a room with Iori. But, just when it seems they might be able to relax and enjoy themselves, trouble appears in the form of uninvited guests, bringing new dangers that threaten to destroy Ichitaka's chance at happiness and Iori's budding acting career in a single stroke! Rating: T+
by Jeffrey Brown Collecting some favorite Jeffrey Brown anthology and mini-comic stories, Feeble Attempts is at turns comedic and meaningful. It's densely packed with autobiographical musings, political jabs, Jesus, superheroes, funny job stories, childhood goofiness, and ... okay, yes, even a little adolescent relationship drama. But only a little, we promise. Another essential addition to your comics library from one of today's funniest cartoonists.
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti Art and cover by Phil Noto Jonah Hex has agreed to help a young woman named Tallulah Black who's been wronged and is out for vengeance! But as Hex knows, the path to revenge is soaked in blood, and Tallulah's quest may be more than even Jonah Hex can handle! On sale March 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Various 'Cousin Calamity!': Look out guys, Reggie's cousin Regina is in town, and she's a knockout. She's also as devious and mischievous as Reggie, which the guys soon learn as she makes fools out of them with one practical joke after another! All except one: Jughead. Can Regina fool Jughead with one of her patented gags, and is there a possibility of romance with the crowned one? With bonus puzzles, games, and your chance to 'Find Your Name in Print!'
Written by Brad Meltzer Art by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope Cover by Michael Turner Variant cover by Adam Hughes DC's super-hit cuts loose as best-selling author Brad Meltzer and artist Ed Benes unleash an unstoppable foe on the team that will become the Justice League! Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Michael Turner; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Adam Hughes, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale February 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US
Written by Adam Beechen Art by Dave Santana Cover by Ty Templeton Metamorpho is a one-man League and doesn't need any help! Or so he thinks. Will anyone help him once he gets in over his head? On sale March 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
Written by Earl Kress and Robbie Busch Art by Leo Batic, Walter Carzon, Pablo Zamboni, Ruben Torreiro and Horacio Ottolini Cover by Scott Gross Sylvester and Tweety go on a camping trip with Granny. Unfortunately, the locals aren't the most welcoming folks. On sale March 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
Written by Brian Azzarello Art by Werther Dell'Edera Cover by Marcelo Frusin If the good citizens of Blackwater thought they had it bad before, they're about to find out how good it was as the Federal Army takes real control of Blackwater. Without a sheriff, the town's at the mercy of the invaders - and they don't take prisoners. On sale February 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Mark Andreyko Art by Javier Pina & Robin Riggs Cover by Sean Phillips 'Unleashed' Part 4! A verdict on Wonder Woman - and a backlash from above! On sale March 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by CHRIS KIPINIAK Pencils and Cover by PATRICK SCHERBERGER The Circus is in town! Sounds fun, right? Not if it's the CIRCUS OF CRIME! When Peter Parker goes to take pictures of a night under the big-top for the Daily Bugle, Spider-Man gets blamed for robbing the audience! How does he escape this magic trick? 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
Written by JOHN LAYMAN Art by FABIANO NEVES & JUNE CHUNG Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM This is it true believers, the cross-over of the century begins here! The Marvel Zombies come face-to-face with Dynamite Entertainment's Ash from the Army of Darkness! Ash has faced legions of the undead before, but never like this…as he lands in the heart of New York just as the Zombie outbreak begins! See how his actions help turn more heroes and villains into Zombies! Under the watchful eye of Marvel Zombie guru Robert Kirkman, this might just be the comic event of 2007! Plus: The entire series will feature classic 'homage' covers from painter Arthur Suydam! 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
Written by Garth Ennis Art by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story Cover by Chris Sprouse & Story The Midnighter returns to seek revenge on the man who sent him back in time, and the results aren't pleasant! Then again, is sickening violence really the answer, when the bad guys have planted a remote-controlled bomb in your chest? Find out as 'Killing Machine' reaches its gruesome conclusion! On sale March 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils and Cover by FRANK CHO The wait is over!! The Mighty Avengers assemble!! Gathered together to be the greatest Avengers team ever, but who picked them?? And why?? And which A-list Avengers villain returns, revamped and reloaded for the ultimate revenge. Big super hero adventures every month from the multi-award winning team of Bendis and Cho. 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
Written by BRIAN REED Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, MIKE WIERINGO & GUISEPPE CAMUNCOLI Cover by DAVID MACK Ms. Marvel enlists in the Civil War! With the Super Human Registration Act in full effect, Carol Danvers joins forces with Simon 'Wonder Man' Williams and Julia 'Arachne' Carpenter to police and train heroes. But there's a traitor in their midst - someone who is undermining the registration movement and endangering everyone! Plus: BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! Rogue appears in the pages of MS. MARVEL! But if Rogue is a friend, why is Carol attacking? And finally, a child with the ability to turn anything he imagines into reality has begun to read Carol's sci-fi epic 'Binary,' based loosely on her own life among the stars. Within minutes, the library is overrun with visions from Carol's book - and soon, all of New York City is threatened! Collecting MS. MARVEL #6-10 and the MS. MARVEL SPECIAL. 144 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2304-0 MS. MARVEL: BEST OF THE BEST PREMIERE HC STILL AVAILABLE! $19.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2281-8) Trim Size: Standard
by Masashi Kishimoto The final battle of the Chûnin Exam is at hand! Sasuke makes it to the arena in time to compete, but the anticipation has only whetted Gaara's terrible bloodlust and strained his already fragile sanity. Can Gaara pull himself together in time to face Sasuke's new-found strength? Or will the demon inside him take complete control and wreak havoc on Konohagakure?! Rating: T
Everybody dies! The devastating climax to the most important comic book of all time! Violence! Chases! Sword fights! Gun fights! A harrowing manhunt! Hair breadth escapes! A spine-tingling capture! Public execution! America's new favorite comic book hero Nat Turner wages his famed battle against the evil institution of slavery! Will he win? Witness the ultimate awesome shocking cataclysm, the results of which will change the universe forever! Written and illustrated by the one, the only Kyle Baker! Winner of the 2006 Eisner Award for best reality-based work! ALSO AVAILABLE: NAT TURNER BOOK 1 TP
Written by WARREN ELLIS Pencils and Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA The White Event. The most startling celestial phenomenon ever witnessed by the human race. The phenomenon that branded Ken Connell, embedded the ultimate doomsday weapon in his palm. He's out of his mind with grief, mourning the loss of his girlfriend and his former life. And to make matters worse, an army tasked with wiping out all signs of superhuman power is on its way to exterminate him. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Written by Chuck Dixon Art by Kevin West & Bob Almond Cover by Ben Oliver Freddy is targeting the kids in possession of the Aztec manuscript, so they put their plan into motion. Will they be able to implement the necessary rituals in time? And they'll learn one terrible secret - to summon the sleep demon, a human sacrifice is needed! On sale March 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Marv Wolfman Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne Cover by Michael Golden Who are Bride and Groom, and what are they after? The mystery thickens as New Yorkers continue to disappear! Plus, a threat from Nightwing's past returns, this time deadlier than ever! On sale March 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Bruce Jones Art by Joe Dodd, Bit and various Cover by Jock A new volume collecting NIGHTWING #118-122! One year after the events of INFINITE CRISIS, there are two Nightwings on the prowl in New York - and one is a murderous madman! Now the twin crime bosses the Pierce Brothers want the head of Nightwing, and they don't care which one! Advance-solicited; on sale March 7 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Written by JEPH LOEB Pencils and Cover by ROB LIEFELD 50/50 Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS It's Thor versus Hulk for the throw-down of the millennium! But how can this be!?! How can Hulk and Thor be face-to-face!?! What sort of inter-dimensional havoc has the return of Onslaught wreaked? And why don't Reed Richards and Sue Storm know their own son? The mysteries deepen as the action never lets up! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Written by Judd Winick Art by Carlo Barberi & Art Thibert Cover by Matthew Clark 'Pay as You Go' concludes! One was a hero, the other a villain; one created a legacy, the other took it on. But one year ago, Black Lightning and Captain Boomerang Jr. found themselves behind the same set of bars in Iron Heights - fighting for their lives! On sale March 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Various The spotlight is on the wonderful cast of Archie supporting characters in this double digest, featuring new stories, classic tales, puzzles, games, and your chance to 'Find Your Name in Print!'
by Bullock, Magno, Prado, & Reis 'Walker's Line, Part 2 of 2': In order to save the town of Clarksville from the Grinning Skulls gang, The Phantom must leave his Aunt unguarded in the local hospital. But once the gang's leader puts the pieces together, will The Phantom be too late to stop him from pulling the plug on Aunt Sophie?
'KISSING WITH DRY LIPS' Finally, Phonomancer David Kohl discovers the fate of his old mistress Britannia. Without allies, resources or even most of his mind, Kohl drags himself across London to try and disrupt the black mass in the guts of Primrose Hill. He knows what he's fighting. Does he realise what he's fighting for? The critically acclaimed miniseries builds to its climax.
by Perry, Hartman, & Babiar At last, the climactic battle between the conquering captain and the almighty assassin lord! Horrible violence and disaster erupt all around as each side pulls no punches in this epic, free-for-all swan song. Only one can walk away with the loot and bragging rights! Whose side are you on?
by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, & Julia Bax The return of Mister Master! In a nod to the 'Go-Go Checks' era of a certain Distinguished Competition, we catch up to the Brigade years after issue #1, as Mister Master returns madder than ever... with an army of deadly gophers? How can the Brigadeers be the same team, but composed of totally different members? A self-contained snapshot of an era of Brigade history that builds On the story elements of issue #1! More insanity from the Bwah-ha-ha Boys Keith Giffen and JM DeMatteis, showcasing their distinct brand of comedy now exclusively at Boom! Studios!
by Chuck D & Adam Wallenta After a daring escape from a secret government prison, Public Enemy must now go into hiding as they are deemed enemies of the state and terrorists. Chuck D and crew must now focus their efforts on finding and rescuing the mysterious Vincent and their fallen comrade DJ Lord. Meanwhile, the New World Order is taking control of the United States government and using their influence to turn it into a police state. As Public Enemy and the Underground Railroad unite in a fight for freedom, they find themselves surrounded by a ruthless foe that will stop at nothing to destroy them all!
Written by GARTH ENNIS Penciled by LAN MEDINA Cover by TIM BRADSTREET He took away their husbands, and they want payback. Five mob wives unveil their plan to take down the Punisher. But a new player moves onto the field -- one they hadn't anticipated. And she's got plans of her own. 32 PGS./Explicit Content …$2.99 THERE IS A STRICT NO OVERPRINT POLICY ON ALL MAX TITLES PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS AND PLACE THEM BY THE FOC
by Michael Avon Oeming & Homs 'Animals' the ultimate tale of the 'She-Devil with a Sword' continues here as D.E. carries on with their 35th Anniversary celebration! Featuring regular Sonja writer Michael Avon Oeming and new story by Savage Red Sonja artist Homs! As our heroes remain separated in this strange new land, each side races to save themselves from the inhabitants of the far side of the world. Meanwhile, Gath continues to cut a bloody swatch across the land as he consolidates his power and prepares to unleash a new age upon Hyboria! Joining our creative team this month, we have artist Joe Prado and Jonathan Luna providing covers, along with Homs and Adriano Batista!
Written by Jason Aaron Art by R.M. Guera Cover by Jock 'Indian Country,' part 3 of 3. After a harrowing shoot-out with the notorious 'Burn Victims,' Dash Bad Horse goes looking for answers and quickly finds them during a 'gentlemanly conversation' with Chief Red Crow. Meanwhile, Red Crow's daughter, Carol, has her sights set on Dash, and she's not the type of girl who hears 'no' very often. On sale March 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The mystery of Pam's disappearance deepens as police link it to another unsolved crime. The Secret is a chilling coming-of-age mystery from Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson and Eisner-nominated artist Jason Alexander (Damn Nation, The Escapists). • Painted interiors and covers by Jason Alexander (Damn Nation, The Escapists)
by Martino, Palmiotti, Layton, & Sokoliwski Don Baltinetti, distraught at the disrespect and incarceration of his nephew, hires KillWatt the Electrocutioner to kill Shadowflame. Enter Cyberine and Agent Napalm to lend a hand. A deadly confrontation between Shadowflame and Baltinetti's thugs ensues!
Written by Jeff Smith Art and cover by Smith Part 2 of the 4-part miniseries written and illustrated by the award-winning Jeff Smith (Bone)! Not only does Billy Batson have a sister…but when he finds her he shares his newfound magical powers with her! And just in time, as Dr. Sivana, Mr. Mind and the Monster Society make their moves on Captain Marvel and the civilized world! On sale March 7 • Prestige Format • 2 of 4 • 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US
Artist: Steven Cummings Cover Artists: - Tim Seeley Thought lost in a plane crash, the girl that would be known as Sheena, the powerful and beautiful Queen of the Jungle defied logic, and not only survivied, but thrived in the wilds of South America. Now an adult, she is discovered and brought back to civilization… where the war for supremacy truly begins! Sheena is back, and ready for the 21st century!
Written and illustrated by Various Cover by Nick Cardy Do you dare to enter the House of Mystery? This value-priced collection includes stories from HOUSE OF MYSTERY #195-211. These fantastic black-and-white tales of mystery and suspence from the 1970s feature thrilling stories with surprise twist endings that will keep readers on the edges of their seats! Advance-solicited; on sale March 7 • 552 pg, B&W, $16.99 US
by Flynn, Butler, Austin, & Spaz 'March Madness': Everyone knows that Leprechauns have gold, and gold can buy a lot... especially more parts for evil destructive robots! Guess which evil scientist and enemy of Sonic plans to get some gold? Can Sonic and his friends stop Eggman's destructive search for gold and prevent the annual parade from being overrun with attack robot Leprechauns, or will their 'luck' run out? Top 'o the Morning cover by Magically Delirious Spaz!
SPAWN #165
'THE LODGERS' Spawn moves into the apartment building from Hell. For someone who has faced off against Overtkill, The Redeemer, Urizen, Cy-Gor and Malebolgia, an infestation of cockroaches should be no problem. But these are cockroaches with a difference. One of Spawn's greatest enemy's returns and in the end our last best defense may be an old lady and her roach spray.
Written by STAN LEE, ROY THOMAS, TOM DEFALCO & KURT BUSIEK Penciled by STEVE DITKO, JACK KIRBY, HERB TRIMPE, ROSS ANDRU, RON WILSON & PAT OLLIFFE Cover by MARK BROOKS It was no day at the beach when criminal Flint Marko was mutated into one of Marveldom's most versatile villains and began a career of kicking sand in our favorite heroes' faces! Some of the best battles between Sandman, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Hulk are collected here in commemoration of his gritty film debut! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 and #18-19, FANTASTIC FOUR #61, INCREDIBLE HULK #138, MARVEL TEAM-UP #1, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #86, and UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN #3. 176 PGS./Rated A …$19.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2497-7
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM Pencils and Cover by PAUL GULACY What is the origin of Nighthawk's newly discovered power? What are his plans? Hyperion tries to get to the bottom of these mysteries amidst the violence of Darfur, Africa in the third chapter of this ripped-from-the-headlines epic brought to you by Marc (WOLVERINE, BLADE) Guggenheim and industry legend Paul (DEADLY HANDS OF SHANG-CHI) Gulacy! 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
Political relationships are often delicate constructs-even more so when the 'marriage' is between two longtime enemies. When rightful Emperor Roan Fel reaches out to the remnants of the Galactic Alliance, the stage is set for serious distrust, if not outright betrayal. And to complicate matters, the Sith have dispatched one of their best agents to ensure the failure of the proposed alliance. But Moff Nyna Calixte's agenda differs from that of her Sith masters, and she puts her own player into the mix-reactivating an agent who has been dormant for nearly two decades. Meanwhile, the question on everybody's mind: Where has Cade Skywalker gone? • Supergirl artist Adam DeKraker makes his Star Wars debut!
by Terry Moore Only three issues remain in this Eisner Award-winning series, and SiP has never been hotter! Katchoo, Francine, David, Casey, and Tambi... everybody's involved in one of the most anticipated finales in comics history! No hints here, you have to read this one for yourself!
STRONGARM is the futuristic story of twin brothers who take different paths in life. Rob is a pathetic 30-year-old delivery boy and Nick leads an underground resistance movement. One fateful day, Rob is beset upon by an assassin wielding a vicious pair of biomechanical arms. Rob kills his attacker, but the arms graft themselves to him - and have a mind of their own...! STRONGARM is written by STEVE HORTON (GROUNDED ANGEL) and drawn by DAVID AHN (TASKMASTER, AGENT X, AVENGELYNE).
by Various The critically acclaimed cult hit series takes on the comic book industry itself in this first-ever special. This tale features five brand new stories showcasing a genetically-enhanced reality show cast throwing down with familiar faces from various comic industry genres. Features four guest artists, including featured creator Jim Mahfood! This special issue is also a great jumping on point for new readers!
Written by Greg Rucka, Joe Kelly, Mark Verheiden and others Art by Ian Churchill, Ed Benes, Kevin Maguire and others Cover by Churchill The saga of Kara Zor-El deepens in this volume collecting SUPERGIRL #6-9, SUPERMAN/BATMAN #27, SUPERMAN #223, and JLA #122-123! Following the Earth-shattering events of INFINITE CRISIS, Kara finds herself trapped in the Kryptonian city of Kandor. Advance-solicited; on sale March 7 • 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Written by Mark Verheiden Art by Matthew Clark & Andy Lanning Cover by Phil Jimenez Artists Matthew Clark (OUTSIDERS) & Andy Lanning (INFINITE CRISIS) join writer Mark Verheiden as the epic story arc unfolds! With every alien hero turning on Earth, it's Batman vs. Superman - and Lex Luthor may be mankind's only hope! Plus, the true threat is finally revealed!
Written by ROY THOMAS, RALPH MACCHIO & MARK GRUENWALD Pencils & Cover by KEITH POLLARD The war between gods and Eternals may be over, but Thor's still left to face the Fourth Celestial Host - along with the fearsome Fafnir, the devastating Destroyer and, as ever, the larcenous Loki! Plus: a gathering of gods! The mystery of Mother Nature! The legends of Asgard across the millennia as told by the ultimate Eye-witness! Guest-starring the Valkyrie and the Young Gods! Collecting THOR #292-301. 216 PGS./Rated A …$24.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2492-6 THOR: THE ETERNALS SAGA VOL. 1 TPB STILL AVAILABLE! $24.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2404-7)
Cover by fan favorite Michael Turner! The star of the hit video game Tomb Raider: Legend returns for more adventures in a new Graphic Novel series. Adventurer Lara Croft visits exotic locales in search of the world's greatest treasure. From the archives of Top Cow Productions, one of the leading publishers of comic books in North America, Bandai Entertainment is proud to release a new series of graphic novels featuring the best of Lara Croft's adventures!
IDW continues a look back at some of the most beloved Transformers comics from years past. Nick Roche (Transformers Spotlight: Shockwave) once again presents a new cover recreation of the original cover art, along with a variant retro art cover. This month, the first year of reprints concludes with the return of Buster Witwicky in the classic 'Buster Witwicky and the Car Wash of Doom!' originally presented in Marvel Comics' The Transformers #31!
Before the live-action Transformers movie spectacularly explodes onto theater screens next summer, read the official beginning of the story right here! In this four-part prequel to the film, 'Prime Directive' written by Ryall and Furman and featuring artist Don Figeruoa's take on the movie characters, travel from CYBERTRON to Earth as we see what momentous events led to the Transformers bringing their war to our world. In issue one, BUMBLEBEE and a cadre of AUTOBOTS experience the lethal battle of Tyger Pax! Featuring two special photo variant covers-one AUTOBOT cover and one DECEPTICON cover. *Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio. *Retailers: See your order form for special incentives
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)
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #44-45 64 PGS./All Ages …$4.99
Written by MIKE CAREY Pencils and Cover by BRANDON PETERSON Despite the efforts of the alien Vision, the unimaginably powerful Gah Lak Tus module draws into its core the energies of the A.I.M. orbital research station and then makes landfall on Earth. And this lone instrument may accomplish what countless of its robotic brethren could not-the utter destruction of our helpless planet. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Written by ED BRUBAKER Pencils and Cover by BILLY TAN 'THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SHI'AR EMPIRE' It's war! The Shi'ar Empire is back doing what it does best, conquering and killing! The X-Men, Star Jammers, and the ousted Lilandra must fight their way through legions of the mighty Shi'ar in the hope to free the imprisoned Charles Xavier! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray Art and cover by Daniel Acuña The stunning miniseries conclusion! The Freedom Fighters make their last stand against President Knight with the fate of a nation hanging in the balance. On sale February 28 • 8 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Gail Simone Art and cover by Neil Googe Variant cover by Gene Ha The townsfolk are stunned at the recent tragedies, but Sheriff Lindo is putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Is she any closer to catching the killer or will more citizens die before this story reaches its astounding conclusion? This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale March 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Keith Giffen, Christos Gage and others Art by Phil Jimenez, Ryan Sook and others Cover by J. Scott Campbell A sequel to the hit WorldStorm #1! In this collection of short stories, see a solo adventure of the Wildcats' Voodoo by Keith Giffen and Phil Jimenez, and catch up with Zealot's daughter Savant as she helps introduce a new take on a classic WildStorm Universe hero in a story by Christos Gage and Ryan Sook! Plus, an incredible double-page pinup of the WorldStorm Universe by Infinite Crisis superstar artist Phil Jimenez! On sale March 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
A car spells salvation for would-be escapees of the zombie camp, but there isn't room for everyone. After a tough-and deadly-decision, they make their escape and struggle to discover their next move. Will this be a new beginning for Pratt, Brad, Paqiuta, and Shigeru? Or will Lonzo give into his dark urges towards Suzy and splinter the newly formed band? The full-on zombie action continues in this penultimate issue! *Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive


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