Arriving Wednesday 4/18/07

52 WEEK #50
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid Breakdowns by Keith Giffen Art by various Backup features by Waid and various Covers by J.G. Jones The end is near! As the year races towards its close, we follow our heroes through their final steps in space - and time! From the mean streets of Gotham to the far reaches of deep space, the last weeks tick down to their shattering conclusion. World War III is just the beginning! Plus, more origins of the DC Universe, including the JLA with Ethan Van Sciver and Batman with Andy Kubert! These final issues feature art by Darick Robertson, Eddy Barrows, Joe Bennett, Justiniano and more. 52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman…but not a year without heroes. Week 48 on sale April 4 • Week 49 on sale April 11 • Week 50 on sale April 18 • Week 51 on sale April 25 • Week 52 advance-solicited; on sale May 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON Adapted by STACIE M. RITCHIE Pencils and Cover by BRETT BOOTH Anita Blake has a major dilemma - she's known professionally as a vampire hunter, but she has been recruited to help track down a serial killer who has been preying upon the vampire population of St. Louis. To break the case, she'll need the help of Phillip, a junkie who is addicted to being preyed upon by vampires, and she'll have to attend a freak party, where vampires and humans come together for a strange evening of pleasure and pain… Adapted from the novel by New York Times Best-Selling author Laurell K. Hamilton, ANITA BLAKE: VAMPIRE HUNTER in GUILTY PLEASURES takes readers on a dark adventure through the underworld of an alternate reality where vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures are legal citizens of the United States. Find out why this series has been called 'the surprise hit of 2006!' by fans and critics alike! 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
Written by KEITH GIFFEN, JAVIER GRILLO-MARXUACH & SIMON FURMAN Penciled by RENATO ARLEM, JORGE LUCAS & GREG TITUS Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO The epic collection of the cosmic event continues, as the the Annihilation Wave targets Galactus' ex-heralds! Hunted by beings every bit as powerful as himself, the Silver Surfer must find a way to unite the one-time heralds against a common foe. But can even the combined cosmic might of those who served Galactus stand against these powerful beings!? Meanwhile, no longer recognized as 'Accuser,' Ronan himself has been accused, tried and stripped of his rank. Now, he's out to clear his name! And finally, from one of the writers of ABC's smash hit Lost comes a new vision of a venerable villain as Super-Skrull brings his devious cunning to bear on an unstoppable enemy! Super-Skrull bursts into the frontline of the war against the Annihilation Wave, taking the fight to the enemy in his own ruthless way! Collecting SILVER SURFER #1-4, SUPER SKRULL #1-4 and RONAN #1-4. 312 PGS./Rated A …$29.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2512-4 Trim size: oversized
Written by Tad Williams Art by Shawn McManus & Walden Wong Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta Acclaimed fantasy writer Tad Williams continues his run on the title that's already garnered a great deal of attention! Black Manta is trying to move in on the remains of Sub Diego, and Tempest tries to help Arthur recover the Trident of Poseidon! On sale April 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Rick Veitch Art and cover by Veitch & Gary Erskine The Hot Zone Club piles on new members as Switzer's squad of party hearty soldiers continues to get it on under fire - going up against insurgents who have dared commandeer that ultimate icon of Americana: the local mall. Meanwhile, the action heats up back in Edgefield as Swirzer's husband, Loman, is caught with his fingers in the till. On sale April 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by JOE CASEY Penciled by WILLIAM ROSADO Cover by DAVE JOHNSON This is it! The concluding chapter of this untold tale in Avengers' history. The Super-Adaptoid has returned for its final revenge... facing off against the one Avenger whose powers it cannot duplicate: the Vision! It's all-out android carnage in the streets of Manhattan -- the moment where this unlikely lineup of Avengers will finally prove their worth once and for all! 32 PGS./CARDSTOCK COVER/Rated A …$3.99
Written by Matt Wagner Art and cover by Wagner Collecting Matt Wagner's blood-curdling 6-issue sequel to BATMAN AND THE MONSTER MEN! In this dark tale, Batman must counter sinister machinations and new dimensions of wickedness as he confronts the hooded menace of the Mad Monk! Advance-solicited; on sale April 18 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
by Greg Pak & Nigel Raynor Each and every month, Dynamite Entertainment is your only source for the all-new adventures of the crew of the Sci-Fi channel hit series, Battlestar Galactica! Read the stories that compliment the Peabody Award-winning TV series! This issue features the conclusion to the second thrilling story arc! Battle rages between the various factions, threatening to tear the fleet apart! It's Cylon versus Cylon! Human versus Human! And in the middle of it all, Sharon makes a fateful decision… Featuring the continuing creative team of writer Greg Pak and artist Nigel Raynor, along with another stunning series of covers by Raynor, Stjepan Sejic, and Jonathan Lau, plus another spectacular photo cover!
BETTY #164
by Various 'Custard's Last Stand': When Betty and her friends learn that their neighborhood ice cream man is being run out of business by a large chain, they repay his years of kindness by performing at his store to attract customers! 'Outdated But Not Outdone': The internet-friendly Cooper sisters are shocked when Polly gets an actual 'snail mail' letter... until they read the postmark and realize it was delivered 10 years ago! 'Take the Cake': Betty is happy to make a cake for the charity bake sale, but can she get it past her hungry father and clumsy boyfriend intact?
Written by Gail Simone Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood Cover by Stephane Roux Trapped in Russia, the Birds face off against the Secret Six - just as one of her team wrests control of the mission from Oracle! Plus, the return of a very cool character to the DCU! On sale April 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Skipper Martin & Christopher Provencher Meet Paul Krutcher, a regular schmoe who's got a little problem with gravity. Not a superhero yarn, just an average guy learning to deal with being planet Earth's first flying human being. What would you do if you could fly? Welcome to a Bizarre New World!
(W/L) Rob Moran; (A) John Keane; (CLR) Tom Smith (C) Christian Gossett or Rob Moran Captain Ethan Cutter and the Red Death Commandos are deep inside enemy territory in the vampire-controlled Blood Nation. But, when the team discovers a town filled with feral children being attacked by bloodworms, they also discover that vampires aren't the most dangerous peril facing them-another member of their own team just might be. 32pgs, FC $2.99
by Sina Grace & Steven Struble Aptly put: the porn issue! As a way of distracting Melissa from her relational plight, Sage introduces her to Hi De Ho's 'Adult' section. Melissa isn't the only person who gets 'excited,' and finds a special surprise in the bathroom. Also, Lori and Jamie interview for Kelly's replacement.
Written by Mark Waid Art by George Pérez & Bob Wiacek Covers by Pérez It's Batman and Blue Beetle versus the Fatal Five in the team-up book to end all team-up books! Who's brought these Legion villains into the fray? The Lord of Time, who has pulled in assassins and villains from throughout the history of the DCU! On sale April 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Penciled by REILLY BROWN Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG In his never-ending battle against Truth, Justice and the American Way, Deadpool decides to foil -- yes, we did say foil -- the escalating mercenary cred being gained by his sort-of doppleganger -- yes, we did say doppleganger -- AGENT X! But... what will DP do if, in the course of his making a big mess of Agent X's assignment, he finds out that Agent X is working on the side of the good guys? Meanwhile, some very big subplot stuff with Cable that we're not telling you yet! Part 3 of 4. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY Life couldn't be more complicated - or more dangerous - for Peter Parker. After rushing to the aftermath of the Stamford Massacre to offer aid to its victims, Peter travels with Tony Stark to Washington, D.C., and the White House - where the enactment of the Super Human Registration Act appears imminent. As the Marvel Universe braces for the implications of legislation that will forever change the societal status of super heroes, Peter is forced to make an important personal decision - maybe the most important decision of his life. As Civil War tears apart the super hero community, will Spidey stay true to that decision? Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #532-538. 168 PGS./Rated A …$17.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2237-0
Written by PAUL JENKINS Penciled by RAMON BACHS, STEVE LIEBER, LEE WEEKS & MORE Covers by JOHN WATSON In 'Embedded', there's a truth buried deep in the heart of every war, and reporters Sally Floyd and Ben Urich will be there, uncovering that truth in the midst of the biggest conflagration in the Marvel Universe! In the wake of the Stamford disaster, the public cries out for super hero registration. Are the costumed heroes of the Marvel Universe protectors or ticking time bombs? Find out here! And in 'The Accused', the lone survivor of the team that caused the Stamford tragedy has been found. But living through one of the worst super human disasters in history may be the worst thing that could happen, as this vilified hero is placed under arrest for the deaths of an entire town. Unfortunately, the trouble's just beginning. Also featuring 'Sleeper Cell,' starring Wonder Man, and true tales of war time in 'Correspondence.' CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE BOOK 1 TPB Collecting CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #1-6. 208 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2312-1 CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE BOOK 2 TPB Collecting CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #7-11. 176 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2469-1
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Pencils & Çover by TOM GRUMMETT The Super Human Registration Act has been signed into law - sides are being chosen - but what side do our former villains fall on? Well...their identities are already public knowledge - and they sure can get good publicity by hunting down renegade heroes, so...time for the T-Bolts to kick some spandex butt! Plus: Zemo and Songbird? When did that happen? A new base, a new mission statement, and a new outlook face the no-longer-new Thunderbolts! But why have so many Thunderbolts agreed to Zemo's plans? What role does the Grandmaster and his 'Squadron Sinister' play in the gambit? And can there be anything worse than having the fate of the universe lie in the hands of Zemo? We're thinking, yes...but wait until you see whose hands our fate does lie in! Collecting THUNDERBOLTS #101-105. 120 PGS./Rated A …$13.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1947-7
The return of Janissa the Widowmaker! Far from civilized shores, at the edge of a deep jungle, the Tower of Tara-Teth is impassible by even the most skilled swordsmen and thieves. Now, Conan must defeat its devious magic to claim the treasure that it hides. But as Conan fights his way through the tower's guardians, the deadliest swordswoman of the Hyborian Age also seeks the Tower's prize . . . Writer Tim Truman teams with celebrated artist and Conan veteran Rafael Kayanan (Conan the Adventurer, Savage Sword of Conan).
Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by MICHAEL LARK & DAVID AJA Cover by LEE BERMEJO Daredevil's search for the truth leads him out of the country, on a swashbuckling noir adventure that hasn't been seen in the pages of DD for years! But is this the other DD, or the original? Only time will tell, as the hit new DD creative team of Brubaker and Lark dive straight into their second story. Plus: a special episode focusing on Daredevil's recently deceased best friend, Foggy Nelson. Did we really know all there is to know about Foggy? What remains hidden in the life of this man, that could still affect Matt Murdock's fate to this day? Collecting DAREDEVIL #88-93. 144 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2241-9 DAREDEVIL: THE DEVIL, INSIDE AND OUT VOL. 1 TPB STILL AVAILABLE! $14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1988-4)
Writer: R.A. Salvatore Adapted by: Andrew Dabb Artist: Tim Seeley Cover Artist: A - Tim Seeley; B - Tyler Walpole From the creative team of Forgotten Realms! The stage is set for the war against corruption! Realizing how evil the monastery truly is, Avelyn quits, but not before stealing a number of gems containing incredible power! Even with the help of the ranger Elbryan and the soldier Pony, can Avelyn stem the tide and stop Brother Justice's crusade to get the gems back for the corrupt monastery? COVER A-48pgs, FC (2 of 3) $5.50 COVER B-48pgs, FC (2 of 3) $9.50
DMZ #18
Written by Brian Wood Art by Riccardo Burchielli & Nathan Fox Cover by Wood Part 1 of the 5-part 'Friendly Fire.' Matty Roth reluctantly landed an interview for Liberty News with an enlisted U.S. solider who's found guilty of a massacre within the DMZ. What follows is a look at how the DMZ came to be, from the perspective of a kid who came from the Midwest and walked right into a nightmare. On sale April 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
story C.B. CEBULSKI art & cover SANA TAKEDA 32 PAGES FC JANUARY 31 $2.99 'IN A FLASH...' They say when you're about die, your life flashes before you... but when you're an immortal vampire who's lived for hundreds of years, who knows exactly what you'll experience on your death bed? After her battle with Freya, we now take a step back in Chinatsu's history and look at some of the lives she lived prior to coming to New York in her quest for revenge. RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
by Kazuo Umezu The students flee from man-eating insects, but they can't run from a deadly plague. As their situation becomes more desperate, the children arm themselves, and the school erupts into an orgy of violence. Can Sho end the savagery, or is it all he can do just to survive? Meanwhile, out in the wasteland, the shifting sands uncover a buried secret from the past. Rating: M
by Masahide Kikai & Ren Kishida Winner of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, Mother Teresa devoted herself to help the poor. Answering a calling from God, she opened a home in Calcutta, India, where she and her fellow nuns took in and cared for dying and desperate Indians. Even after her death, many still continue her never ending quest of providing for the basic needs of human beings. Join Astro Boy and his friends as they learn of true dedication, of 'loving thy neighbor' and of sacrifice to the worthy cause of humanity.
by Pete Stathis Young Phoebe Shankar awakes at the bottom of a barren canyon to discover that she's a prisoner in the bizarre and deadly world of Zokomaya. Pursued by the Serpent King and his dreaded Nightling Stalkers, her only weapon is an undiscovered power that lies deep within her own heart.
Written by Brian K. Vaughan Art by Tony Harris & Jim Clark Cover by Harris Part 2 of the 4-part 'Power Down.' As New York City is engulfed by the blackout of 2003, a strange figure emerges from the shadows - an 'out-of-towner' who may be able to shed some light on the accident that turned Mayor Hundred into the super-heroic Great Machine. On sale April 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
New York Times Best-selling author Peter David presents a stand-alone tale of the Fallen Angel, wherein Lee discovers 'The Predecessor.' The special issue features guest-art and cover courtesy of Kristian Donaldson (Supermarket, DMZ). Series artist J.K. Woodward provides a special variant cover and a retailer incentive cover, too.
Written by Marc Guggenheim Art by Ron Adrian & Art Thibert Covers by Ethan Van Sciver The top Rogues haven't been on speaking terms for a while, so who's uniting them as one voice to take down the Flash? This issue kicks off a battle so brutal, we had to call it 'Full Throttle'! On sale April 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Andrew Dabb & Val Semeiks Continuing the adaptation of the fifth chapter in R.A. Salvatore's epic Legend of Drizzt saga! In the name of friendship, Drizzt has embarked upon an impossible quest! But even as he and his companions battle their way across the Forgotten Realms, a new enemy - one destined to become Drizzt's deadliest foe - stalks them…
When a suspected assassin turns up dead with a couple of ex-bodyguards of her intended government-minister target, the agents of Section 9 set out to unravel the mystery only to find themselves tied up in a Gordian knot of intrigues and subterfuges. When the minister goes missing, reports surface of an ace-sniper out to punch the big shot's ticket, and the Section 9 agents race against the clock to get to the minister before the assassin's bullet does! Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor presents for the first time in America the 'lost' Ghost in the Shell stories, created by Shirow Masamune after completing work on the original Ghost in the Shell manga and prior to his tour-de-force, Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface. This deluxe-format issue begins 'Lost Past,' the final of four Ghost in the Shell tales, presented in the original right-to-left reading format, as originally published in Japan.
Everything must come to an end to make way for a new beginning. Don't miss the conclusion of GIRLS! There is still time to catch up with the story, as the following volumes are available: GIRLS, VOL. 1: CONCEPTION TP GIRLS, VOL. 2: EMERGENCE TP GIRLS, VOL. 3: SURVIVAL TP
Written by Andy Diggle Art by Leonardo Manco Cover by Lee Bermejo Concluding the 2-part 'In at the Deep End,' by Andy Diggle and Leonardo Manco. Tied to a post with the waters of the River Thames quickly rising around him, Constantine will have to think fast to escape a slow yet brutal mob execution. But when some unexpected visitors show up, lungs full of filthy water are the least of everyone's concerns. On sale April 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Mike Carey Cover by Lee Bermejo Art by Leonardo Manco, Giuseppe Camuncoli and others Collecting issues #201-206 of the signature Vertigo series. Follow John Constantine as he tries desperately to control the damage wrought by his demon-spawned children on the world at large - as well as on his friends and family. Advance-solicited; on sale April 18 • 144 pg, B&W, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
(W/A) D.J. Coffman; (CLR) Jason Embury Young Jack King starts to learn about both the cool powers and awesome responsibility that comes with being a superhero. The positives: cool ring, invulnerability, and the ability to fly; the negatives: putting your friends at risk, and getting hunted down by the Iron Talon, the previous Hero By Night's arch-nemesis!
story ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE 32 PAGES FC JANUARY 17 $2.99 Invincible vs. The Sequids for the FATE OF THE EARTH!
Written by Brad Meltzer Art by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope Cover by Michael Turner Variant cover by Phil Jimenez Beginning the long awaited, epic crossover between the new Justice League and the new Justice Society, uniting the combined writing talents of best-selling author Brad Meltzer and comics mega-star Geoff Johns for the ultimate team-up! 'The Lightning Saga' 5-parter begins with the mystery of who Trident is, and how his identity crisis will change everything! 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 Phil Jimenez, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. On sale April 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey Earth has unfolded. Reality has stretched out into its more true and more terrible shape. Now, an insane cowgirl stalks the prairie in search of her missing brother... while a heartbroken lover confronts the creature masquerading as his stolen house. A refugee from a lost dimension ponders the impossible existence of cheese, and there's just another guy with a whole planet for a head. The Last Sane Cowboy & Other Stories collects Daniel Merlin Goodbrey's Isotope Award- winning short story alongside five other surreal tales of life and death on the Unfolded Earth.
by Los Bros Hernandez Another outstanding issue of one of the most celebrated comics series ever! In the last two chapters of Julio's Day, we find old Julio having his 100th birthday! We wouldn't be surprised if he met Fritz and had sex with her! (Just kidding.) Who knows what Jaime has in store? Will it be more Ray? More Frogmouth? How about Angel of Tarzana? She's in charge of those Capri apartments while Maggie's away, y'know.
Written by Mark Andreyko Art by Javier Pina & Robin Riggs Cover by Jesus Saiz & Pina The shocking series finale! When you're the best superhero lawyer on earth, where do you find your next challenge? Look to the stars… On sale April 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Final Issue
Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by JUAN ROMAN & CANO SANTACRUZ Cover by CAMERON STEWART The skies of Earth are a boiling tempest. Tidal waves threaten the coasts. A large dark force draws closer. Is it Armageddon? Naw, that's love in the air, baby... Ego style! 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
Written by CHRIS KIPINIAK Pencils and Cover by PATRICK SCHERBERGER Peter Parker, a.k.a. SPIDER-MAN, is having a hard time concentrating in school: he's got to worry about a grumpy teacher, an angry bully, and the ultimate in pest-control - THE SPIDER-SLAYER! How can SPIDER-MAN defeat the relentless robot when Peter Parker's supposed to be in class? 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
NEW AVENGERS #24 GHOST RIDER #5 64 PGS./All Ages …$4.99
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS Marvel's most iconic character gets this issue of SPOTLIGHT all to himself! It's wall-to-wall wall-crawler as we talk to Spider-Man creators past, present and future! We'll get an up-close look at the current stable of Spidey writers and artists - including the creative teams on FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD and SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN, SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE, and, of course, AMAZING and ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN! And we'll take a look back at the Spidey stories available through MASTERWORKS, ESSENTIALS and classic trade paperbacks, talking to some of the fabled creators who told them! At 48 pages, no ads and all-Spidey, this is one web-spinning SPOTLIGHT special you won't want to miss! 48 PGS./No Ads/Rated T+ …$2.99
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils and Cover by FRANK CHO ULTRON IS BACK and, yes, now he's a she. What?? Ultron's a girl?? It's Ultron as only Frank Cho can bring it. And the Mighty Avengers haven't had a moment to get to know each other before they are thrown into one of the most epic adventures in the history of the Avengers. 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON Pencils and Cover by DAVID FINCH 'MIDNIGHT SUN: PART 3: FOR THE OCCASION' Bodies, torn limb from limb. All for your benefit. This guy wanted your undivided attention--and he got it. Now he wants more. Now he wants your blood. You knew he was coming, but you had no idea who he was…or what he had become. He's out of your league and you know it. You're gonna need help, God help you. And that's exactly what God's gonna give you. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
by BRIAN BOLLAND, RICHARD CASE, SHANNON DENTON, CHRIS GIARRUSSO, PHIL HESTER, ANTHONY HIGHTOWER, JOE KEATINGE, RON McCAIN, MIKE RAICHT, R.G. TAYLOR & STEVE RASNIC TEM Cover by BRIAN STELFREEZE 64 PAGES B&W / FEBRUARY 28 $5.99 The Eagle, Eisner, and Harvey Award nominated anthology returns this month with yet another issue packed with today's top creators and tomorrow's brightest talents. RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
by Serena Valentino & Various This tale belongs to the dead and the house they dwell in. Madame Lalaurie inflicted unspeakable acts upon her slaves at 1140 Rue Royale, and now their tortured souls seek revenge on the house's new occupants, elderly Victoria, and her young niece Rebecca. Rebecca must fight for their lives as she learns of the house's horrifying past, encounters monstrous nuns with a deadly secret in the attic, and becomes possessed by one of the spirits in her new home.
Written by Marc Andreyko Art and cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson One year ago, Dick Grayson pledged his heart to Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Oracle, then nearly surrendered his life during the INFINITE CRISIS. Now, learn the full comeback story of Nightwing as it brings to light the story of DC's most star-crossed couple in a stunning annual by fan favorites Marc Andreyko (MANHUNTER) and Joe Bennett (52). On sale April 18 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD Adapted by JAKE BLACK Pencils and Cover by ADRIANO BATISTA Patience feels the urgency of the Cranning Call, but she is forced to stop when her bodyguard, Angel, is seriously wounded in a bandit attack. Rumor has it that a gebling healer may be able to save Angel's life, but only if Angel can wait long enough for the healer to return. But what will happen when the geblings realize the true purpose of Patience's quest? Fusing high science fiction with the classical mythological archetype of the quest, New York Times Best-Selling author Orson Scott Card's WYRMS is a must-read for any fan of science fiction and fantasy. Featuring a world settled by humans from a crashed starship who have built their own unique society, WYRMS is a story full of many themes and ideas, crafted by the writer responsible for such masterpieces as ENDER'S GAME and SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD. And with stunning artwork by Adriano Batista that brings these characters to life, WYRMS is a can't miss event! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Written by MICHAEL LENT Adapted by MIKE RAICHT Penciled by ALEX SANCHEZ & BONG DAZO Cover by LANCE LASPINA The Prometheus Corporation has unearthed something ancient and dangerous in its underwater excavations, and now it's come to the surface to make humanity its prey. Their solution? To lure the thing back in the sea and kill everything within a five mile radius, effectively covering the corporation's tracks. And so a disgraced marine biologist must race against the clock and find a way to keep the ocean from being destroyed by the corporation before something even more dangerous is unleashed on mankind… Written by screen-writing guru Michael Lent (SWIMMING WITH THE SHARKS), Prey is a roller-coaster ride in the style of a summer popcorn movie that fans of SURFACE are sure to love! 124 PGS./Rated T+ …$10.99
Written by GARTH ENNIS Penciled by GORAN PARLOV Cover by TIM BRADSTREET The last time General Nikolai Alexandrovich Zakharov encountered Frank Castle, the two men were playing chicken with a dozen nuclear warheads over Moscow. Since then, well, let's just say Zakharov's not the type to forgive and forget. When a mutual enemy of Castle comes with the perfect plan to lure Frank out of his hole, Zakharvo is all ears. That man is Rawlins. His bait? His former wife and sometime Castle flame: O'Brien. Collecting PUNISHER #37-42. 144 PGS./Explicit Content …$15.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2165-X
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by Shamik Dasgupta & Abhishek Singh In Panchvati, a new life begins for Rama, Seeta, and Lakshman, who are trying to fit in an alien city where danger lurks in every corner and the spies of Ravan are combing the urban fabric for Seeta. It is rumored that Ravan has sent forth his most skilled assasins - The Andhkar - or the shadow warriors, manufactured and trained especially to hunt down and kill Humans. Three of the most notorious of the Andhkar brotherhood, Khara, Dushan, and Surp'nakaare, are now on our hero's trail. Hunted and running for safety, help comes from the most unexpected corner - the ape lord Shugreave and his renegade band of Vanaras.
by Michael Avon Oeming & Homs The ultimate tale of the 'She-Devil with a Sword' begins a new storyline as we kick off the start of the 35th Anniversary celebration! 'Animals' continues here! Featuring regular Sonja writer Michael Avon Oeming and new story by Savage Red Sonja artist Homs! 'Animals' concludes here as Sonja and her comrades make a fateful decision concerning not only their fates, but the fates of the very world! Will Sonja and crew pick up the battle once again and head back to face the growing armies of Kulan Gath? Or will they remain amongst the strange and powerful creatures on the other side of the know world? Joining our creative team this month, we have covers by Mel Rubi, Homs, Joe Prado, and Adriano Batista, all shipping in an equal ratio!
ROBIN #161
Written by Adam Beechen Art by Freddie Williams II Cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy As the Lords of the Avenues continue their killing spree on the mean streets of Gotham, Robin reveals the puppet-masters supplying the killers with their drugs. Now he must cut off the pipeline and protect the reporter who wants to break the story before he becomes the next victims!
In the conclusion to the Eisner-nominated JOURNEY TO THE HIDDEN SEA, a new history of mankind is revealed - its origins, its powers and its destruction. As Rocketo and his crew explore the mythical world of the Hidden Sea, the mighty forces of Lucerne prepare for an invasion. Rocketo must race against time and discover the secrets of Ultamo if he is to save mankind. PLUS: Drawings from FRANK ESPINOSA's personal sketchbook, character biographies, the time line of Rocketo's New World, new excerpts from the New World Geographic Society, new pin-ups of Rocketo, a preview of JOURNEY TO THE NEW WORLD and more! Collects ROCKETO #7-12
by Mark Martin Montgomery Wart's journey to Blackopolis is interrupted by a shady character in Povertania, and Monty's dreams and schemes for his precious Old King Coal are squashed like a cigar butt on a railroad track. PLUS! The classic favorite 'Crazy Boss' is all re-vamped and polished up for its first appearance in print. AND! Another exciting JABBEROUS OFFLINE completes this triple-decker of fun and frolic.
Written by Robbie Busch & Alex Simmons Art by Robert Pope, Joe Staten & Scot McRae Cover by Alexander Serra Monsters, mummies and machines, oh my! On sale April 18 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA Pencils by RAMON BACHS Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN While the Black Cat tries to wrangle the remaining Spidey doppelgangers let loose upon the city of New York, Spider-Man confronts their 'father,' the insane Calvin Zabo--and his monstrous alter ego Mr. Hyde--in his subterranean stronghold. At stake are not only the lives of the homeless youths Zabo kidnapped, but also the life of one of Peter Parker's students, Jordan Harrison, who is mutating into something...inhuman! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
Written by Bill Willingham Art and cover by Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher If you live by the sword, you die by the sword, as Nightmare is finding out! Jim Rook is on the threshold of death, kept alive only by the Enchantress's spell. If she falters…he dies! On sale April 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Jerry Siegel and others Art by Curt Swan and others Cover by Swan The third volume collecting early Superman adventures in black-and-white at a value price! This amazing collection includes appearances by Supergirl and Krypto and a retelling of Superman's origin, plus threats from Lex Luthor, Brainiac, the Legion of Super-Villains and the Fifth Dimensional imp known as Mr. Mxyzptlk! Advance-solicited; on sale April 18 • 560 pg, B&W, $16.99 US
by Wein & Costanza Homer is guilty of yet another Seven Deadly Sin when he purchases the latest in scooter technology - the Sloth-Around! How will the world react to a man who refuses to walk let alone stand up again?
by Flynn, Yardley, & Amash 'Union': It's the biggest event in Knothole yet as two Freedom Fighters make the ultimate commitment! Which two long-time lovers will finally tie the knot? More importantly, will the secret Espio learns undo the happy matrimony? It's wedding bells and warning bells in the lead-in to the big issue #175 special event!
Written by Darwyn Cooke Art by Cooke & J. Bone Cover by Cooke The Spirit's likeness has been hijacked and slapped on a rather unappetizing little product called 'Spirit Pork & Beans Spread,' much to our hero's chagrin. The culprit is one Mr. Carrion, an eccentric con artist. But it seems Mr. C is in over his head this time after he's paid a visit by a decidedly more brutal member of the Spirit's rogues gallery… On sale April 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM Pencils and Cover by PAUL GULACY It all comes down to this: The final confrontation between Hyperion and Nighthawk! Will their conflict destroy an entire COUNTRY -- or save it? All of the mysteries are answered here and Marc (Wolverine, Blade) Guggenheim and Paul (Shang-Chi) Gulacy have them!! 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
Written by Mark Verheiden Art and cover by Pat Lee Writer Mark Verheiden teams with artist extraordinaire Pat Lee (Transformers, BATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT covers) for a new arc that delivers some heavy metal! Doc Magnus's new Metal Men - last seen in the pages of 52 - are unleashed on the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight…but first up is the horror that Metallo has become! On sale March 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Douglas Rushkoff Art by Dean Ormston Cover by Liam Sharp Part 1 of the new story 'Blood Brothers,' featuring guest art by Dean Ormston (LUCIFER). Amos and Jake's lifelong bond crumbles as Amos joins a renegade band of Nats who mean to escalate the rebellion to new levels of violence. Meanwhile, Jake usurps Amos's role as the Temple's leader, undergoing a spiritual initiation rite that connects him directly to his Biblical counterpart. On sale April 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning Art by Wesley Craig Cover by Darick Robertson The story's shocking, blood-soaked finale is reached, and only one question remains: who lives?! On sale April 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The landmark series originally published by Marvel UK makes its IDW debut! In the first issue of this special re-presentation of the story spinning out of the TRANSFORMERS Animated Movie, writer Simon Furman and artist Geoff Senior begin a stars-spanning tale where GALVATRON travels back in time to construct a weapon with which to destroy UNICRON once and for all, and takes on the depleted AUTOBOTS at the same time! All that and a brand-new cover recreation by artist Nick Roche, too!
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by MARK BAGLEY Cover by MARK BAGLEY & RICHARD ISANOVE 'ULTIMATE KNIGHTS' Ultimate Daredevil's plan to bring down the Kingpin-permanently-kicks into gear, but Peter Parker has more immediate worries when an armed and masked vigilante bursts into Midtown High School looking for Spider-Man! Who is this man called Ronin and what does he want with our beleaguered web-spinner? Part 3 (of 5) 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN Penciled by BEN OLIVER Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE 'CLIFFHANGER' Part 1 (of 1) Everything is changing for the X-Men. The team is disbanded, the world hates them now more than ever, new threats loom on the horizon. What a time to pick for the return of Hank McCoy... 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
by Fialkov, Segovia, Goodwin, & Gonzalez Vampirella returns in an ongoing quarterly series! Chapter 1 of 'Vengeance of Vampirella' finds Vampi on a new quest, following the bidding of a newfound master: The Blood Red Queen! But why is she in the thrall of her archnemesis? Has she turned to the dark side or is something even more sinister going on? Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov, Harvey-nominated writer of Elk's Run, with spectacular art by rising star Stephen Segovia (Witchblade: Shades of Gray). Plus, Archie Goodwin's and Jose Gonzalez's classic tale 'And Be a Bride of Chaos' is newly recolored and remastered by Glass House Graphics. Read one of the greatest Vampirella tales of all time as you've never seen it! Ships in 50/50 ratio with covers by Joe Jusko and Stephen Segovia! A Deluxe Virgin Edition of the Jusko and Black-and-White Edition of the Segovia covers limited to just 500 copies are available. Signed version of the Jusko Virgin Edition alsoby Fialkov, Segovia, Goodwin, & Gonzalez Vampirella returns in an ongoing quarterly series! Chapter 1 of 'Vengeance of Vampirella' finds Vampi on a new quest, following the bidding of a newfound master: The Blood Red Queen! But why is she in the thrall of her archnemesis? Has she turned to the dark side or is something even more sinister going on? Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov, Harvey-nominated writer of Elk's Run, with spectacular art by rising star Stephen Segovia (Witchblade: Shades of Gray). Plus, Archie Goodwin's and Jose Gonzalez's classic tale 'And Be a Bride of Chaos' is newly recolored and remastered by Glass House Graphics. Read one of the greatest Vampirella tales of all time as you've never seen it! Ships in 50/50 ratio with covers by Joe Jusko and Stephen Segovia! A Deluxe Virgin Edition of the Jusko and Black-and-White Edition of the Segovia covers limited to just 500 copies are available. Signed version of the Jusko Virgin Edition also available! available!
Written by Charles Moulton and various Art by H.G. Peter and various Cover by Alex Ross The greatest adventures of the world's most renowned super-heroine are collected in one volume for the first time. From her beginnings in the early 1940s to today's epics, these are the stories that made Wonder Woman a comic book legend. Included in this anthology are Wonder Woman's origin story, plus her epic battles with the Cheetah, Dr. Psycho and others. Advance-solicited; on sale April 18 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Written by John Ostrander Art by Jack Jadson & Rodney Ramos Cover by Ethan Van Sciver Through the fog of war, a hero is reborn, and the DC Universe bands together against the wrath of an ancient evil! In stores April 18; 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
WORLD WAR III PART ONE: A CALL TO ARMS Written by Keith Champagne Art by Pat Oliffe & Drew Geraci Cover by Ethan Van Sciver It is a day of infamy. Chaos has broken out across the globe, and Firestorm and Firehawk are among the many mobilizing to stem the flow of blood and thunder. In stores April 18; 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
Written by John Ostrander Art by Tom Derenick & Norm Rapmund Cover by Ethan Van Sciver The horrors of war become grim reality for the Teen Titans, as they suffer the loss of one of their own. In stores April 18; 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
Written by Keith Champagne Art by Andy Smith & Ray Snyder Cover by Ethan Van Sciver The war rages on, extending from the far reaches of space, where Supergirl encounters a missing hero, to the darkest depths of the ocean, where the fate of Aquaman is revealed. In stores April 18; 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
X-23 TARGET X #5
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL CHOI How do you defeat an opponent you can't hurt, much less kill? How do you fight someone that's brutalized you all your life, and enjoys it? X-23 had better figure it out quick, because the assault on X and her newfound family isn't over. Kimura has just entered the battle, and she won't stop until X-23 has been returned to the Facility and her family is dead. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99
Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by KHOI PHAM Cover by PABLO RAIMONDI With Mutant Town under siege and the X-Cell having taken refuge there, X-Factor races both the clock and their own divided allegiances as they try to stave off the very real possibility of every former mutant being rounded up and imprisoned as a potential terrorist. But will they have to reveal their knowledge of M-Day's secret...and, if so, what will the fallout be? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
X-MEN #198
Written by MIKE CAREY Pencils & Covers by CHRIS BACHALO 'CONDITION CRITICAL' Behind the X-Men's worst nightmare there's a bigger nightmare waiting in the wings. Hecatomb has dropped from deep space onto the island of Providence, bringing death to whatever he touches - and Cable receives an offer of help from a truly terrifying source! Be here for the story leading into the milestone 200th issue! Part 2 (of 3)! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
Written by ALLAN HEINBERG Penciled by JIM CHEUNG, ANDREA DIVITO, MICHAEL GAYDOS, NEAL ADAMS, GENE HA, JAE LEE, BILL SIENKIEWICZ & PASQUAL FERRY Cover by JIM CHEUNG The newly reconfigured Young Avengers prepare to make their public debut - but first they have to face a threat more powerful than Kang the Conqueror, more dangerous than Mr. Hyde and more cunning than the Masters of Evil: their parents. For these brand-new super heroes, fighting super-villains is child's play compared to maintaining their alter egos! Plus: The Young Avengers meet a familiar-looking teenage super human who just may be the key to their uncovering the truth about Wiccan's parentage and secret origin. Meanwhile, Hulkling's quest to discover the exact nature of his tie to the Avengers is interrupted when the Young Avengers finds themselves at war with one of the oldest and most powerful alien races in the Marvel Universe. The search for the truth yields more reversals and revelations than the team can handle! And finally, discover the secret history of the Young Avengers when Jessica Jones and Kat Farrell investigate the kids' origins for a special issue of The Pulse. Who were they and what were their lives like before they met Iron Lad? And what is the future of the team without him? Collecting YOUNG AVENGERS #7-12 and THE YOUNG AVENGERS SPECIAL. 184 PGS./Rated T+ …$17.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1754-7


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