Arriving Wednesday 4/26/06

Written by Brian Azzarello Art by Eduardo Risso Cover by Dave Johnson Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso's tale of power and revenge winds through Chicago, Miami, Atlantic City and Juarez in STRYCHNINE LIVES, collecting issues #59-67 of the award-winning series. With the Houses of the Trust warily circling each other, looking for the right angle to take in their impending war, the remaining Minutemen continue to pick their sides - and set up their own battle plans.
Written by SIMON FURMAN & JOE LANSDALE Penciled by JAMES RAIZ & BYRON PENARANDA Cover by LUCIO PARILLO It's the final chapter of UNNATURAL SELECTION and Varina Goddard has taken the mantle of A.I.M.'s Scientist Supreme, with a diabolical plan to bring the organization back to its full blown glory as a techno-terrorist cult. With an alien berserker machine on her side, can G.E.I.S.T. agent Ray Hidalgo survive in time to stop world destruction? And what is the cosmic secret behind Death's Head's mysterious power source? PLUS, an extra 8-page bonus new adventure starring Steamrider, previewing June's Western Month!
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Penciled by TYLER KIRKAN Cover by RON GARNEY 'MR. PARKER GOES TO WASHINGTON' Peter Parker's trip to Washington with his boss Tony Stark has been a real doozy. As if suffering politicians who want to impose all sort of new rules on guys like him isn't enough, he's also got to deal with the monstrous might of the Titanium Man! Good thing for Spidey, his new costume's got some very special features...Get ready, True Believer. The clouds are quickly building on the horizon for a storm that will shake the entire Marvel Universe next month! Part 3 (of 3).
Written by John Ridley Art and cover by Georges Jeanty & Karl Story The New American makes his debut, and America welcomes its new hero! But his identity is kept secret, since Wes isn't sure the American public is ready for an African-American hero. Plus, a brutal crime is committed by someone in the ranks of the C.D.C. - and it will change everything.
Joss Whedon (w); Jeff Johnson (a & c) Presenting monthly-illustrated scriptbooks based on the very best Angel episodes pulled from its five-season run. Each specially priced 48-page scriptbook will feature the entire shooting script and full-page and spot illustrations from the episode by artist Jeff Johnson. The second script offered in this series is from the episode 'A Hole in the World,' written and directed by series creator Joss Whedon.
Written by SIMON FURMAN Penciled by JORGE LUCAS Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO ANNIHILATION continues here! The shockwaves from the ANNIHILATION: PROLOGUE propels Ronan into his own limited series! No longer recognized as 'Accuser,' Ronan himself has been accused, tried and stripped of his rank. Now Ronan is out to clear his name! Guest starring a host of Marvel's biggest and baddest cosmic characters!
Written by JOSS WHEDON Pencils & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY From peculiar to just plain bizarre, Emma Frost's erratic behavior has the X-Men spinning in a non-stop downward spiral. Will an unlikely union be the final straw?
by Bates, Peyer, & Rogers Springfield's merry mischief-maker, Bart Simpson, switches places with Ralph Wiggum on 'Take Your Son To Work Day' with surprising and potentially life- threatening results. Then, Bart gets a new roommate when he moves into the retirement home with Grampa. Also, Bart and Nelson start their own pirate radio station, and it is not long before radio talk show host Birch Barlow's ratings begin to plummet, prompting a 'no holds barred' battle over the airwaves.
Written by James Robinson Art by Don Kramer & Keith Champagne Cover by Simone Bianchi Part 4 of 'Face the Face,' an amazing 8-part story written by James Robinson (JSA: THE GOLDEN AGE, HAWKMAN, STARMAN) crossing over with DETECTIVE COMICS! The hunt for Harvey Dent is on - but how do you catch a man who now knows more about Gotham than Batman? Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne must make a serious decision about the future of Tim Drake.
Written by Justin Gray Art by Steven Cummings Cover by Gary Erskine Part 1 of the 3-part 'Madmen of Gotham,' written by Justin Gray (JONAH HEX) with art by Steven Cummings (DEADSHOT)! What is the secret from Gotham City's past that's driving its population insane today? Can Batman stop the madness, or will he succumb as well?
With the link between Zaya, Jericho, and the Lights revealed, the judgment of the Harvesters appears imminent, leaving 4,000 souls hanging in the balance. Daniel may have the power to stop it - but will he?
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN Penciled by SCOT EATON Cover by LEINIL YU 'BRIDE OF THE PANTHER' Countdown to the wedding of the decade! Every King needs a Queen -- and that's exactly what the Black Panther is searching for! In this issue, T'Challa's search takes him to Kenya, in search of Storm. Will his first love be his future? Don't believe everything you read in the Daily Bugle! Hop on board here, True Believer, as the King of Wakanda embarks on an epic quest to find a wife -- the outcome of which will send reverberations throughout the whole Marvel Universe. You don't want to miss out on history in the making as T'Challa and Storm march closer and closer to the aisle! Part 2 (of 5).
Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers Art and cover by Cully Hamner The exciting new series written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers with art by Cully Hamner continues! The new Beetle had enough to deal with in the increasingly strange and dangerous days following the Scarab's appearance. Now he's made his way home from the Infinite Crisis to discover a totally changed world!
by Yoshiko Watanabe & Dean Nuckols When a happy family living in New England suddenly hits the the 'Big Strike' lottery of $72 billion dollars... everyone's life changes forever. Well, everyone's except for the dog, Bluff. A comic book full of poetry and romanticism fumetto, Bluff is similar in style to Jeff Smith's Bone, and was created by Japan's Yoshiko Watanabe, well known and higly regarded both in Europe and in Japan for her many works for kids and teens. Bluff is a poetic journey in a world where the dog is the one and only 'not to be mad.'
Written by Robbie Busch and John Rozum Art by Joel Dickie and Angus Bungay Cover by Robert Pope The Powerpuff Girls face a menace that's grown out of control and has entwined Townsville! Plus, rain, rain, go away, or else Ed will make them play!
Written by Will Pfeifer Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez Cover by Adam Hughes The jarring changes to Selina Kyle's life unveiled last issue give Holly a nasty turn as Catwoman attempts to restore order in the East End. And as secrets from the last year are revealed, Selina has her hands full with the individual who's become the most important person in her life.
Written by Greg Rucka Art by Jesus Saiz Cover by Lee Bermejo Checkmate holds the line. Cross it - and they'll take you off the board. Permanently. In this thrilling new ongoing series, the team behind the blockbuster OMAC PROJECT - writer Greg Rucka & artist Jesus Saiz - returns with a different spy agency for a different world. Infinite Crisis has changed the DCU, and Checkmate has shaped its hard-learned lessons into a new game plan. In Checkmate, it's all about the balance of power. Between Black and White; between human and metahuman; and between the familiar faces who have become its new Kings and Queens. It's also about the propaganda wars, black ops combat, and political manuevering that fuel Checkmate's critical missions - missions that take a grueling toll on the agents' day-to-day lives. First, however, they must prove their right to exist - to the U.N. And they only have hours to do it in this breathtaking first issue! For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.
Chris Ryall (w); Gabriel Rodriquez (a & c) The Great and Secret Show is about to begin in the small Northern California town of Palomo Grove. A strange and innocent-looking new lake in the town just might be the birthplace of the apocalypse. Continuing the extended adaptation of horror writer Clive Barker's epic tale.
Life as Concrete knows it is about to change forever. Former speechwriter Ron Lithgow returns as the title character in Paul Chadwick's critically acclaimed and award-winning miniseries. Trapped in an alien's rock-hard body, Lithgow is an accidental celebrity whose high profile is being courted by a front-page CEO. Though Concrete believes overpopulation to be an important issue, does he want to become the spokesperson for a controversial population control program? While Concrete mulls this generous proposition over with his biologist, Maureen, his longtime aide Larry Munro mulls over an entirely different sort of proposal. Life and violent death take center stage in this compelling new collection from an industry-renowned creative master, and the subject of overpopulation is given the trademark thoughtful exploration that Chadwick fans have come to expect. Collecting the six-issue miniseries. • Winner of seven Eisner and three Harvey awards for Concrete, acclaimed creator Paul Chadwick pulled out all the stops for his first Concrete miniseries in six years-the most mature one yet. • Chadwick was awarded the 2005 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist for this series! • The format of Concrete: The Human Dilemma mirrors that of the new Concrete archives, Depths, Heights, Fragile Creature, and Killer Smile.
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray Art by Dan Jurgens & Palmiotti Cover by Daniel Acuña The after-effects of INFINITE CRISIS begin to impact the DCU starting in CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE BATTLE FOR BLÜDHAVEN, a 6-issue miniseries written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray (HAWKMAN) with art by Dan Jurgens (SUPERMAN ) & Palmiotti and covers by Daniel Acuña (JLA CLASSIFIED) shipping twice monthly beginning in April! For more information, please see the February Previews catalogue!
by Jeremy Tinder Cry Yourself to Sleep explores the disappointments of early adulthood by following the lives of three unique characters: Jim, a minimum wage rabbit struggling to pay his rent; Andy, an aspiring novelist dealing with rejection; and The Robot, a machine who just wants to be a better man. In this stellar debut graphic novel, Jeremy Tinder mixes sadness, sweetness and humor to tell a quirky little story of pride swallowing, fake moustaches, car crashes and friendship.
Written by JUSTIN GRAY & JIMMY PALMIOTTI Penciled by KHARI EVANS Inked by JIMMY PALMIOTTI Cover by KHARI EVANS & JIMMY PALMIOTTI The explosive kung fu action continues as Misty Knight loses her arm in a battle with Ricadonna over the stolen goods and must turn to Tony Stark for help. Meanwhile Humbug assists the girls in their hunt to locate a criminal deal involving members of the hand, Hydra and more. Chock full of villains and tongue in cheek humor.
Written by PETER MILLIGAN & CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by & SALVADOR LARROCA, RANDY GREEN & AARON LOPRESTI Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA It was the worst day in X-Men history. Now it's the day after. The House of M is over, but the effects will be felt for the rest of their lives. How do the X-Men pick up the pieces in a world that has completely changed? Plus: Something's amiss at the House of Xavier! A sneak attack forces the X-Men to re-evaluate just who their friends are, and to align themselves with former enemies! Collects DECIMATION: HOUSE OF M - THE DAY AFTER and X-MEN #177-181
written by RICK REMENDER art by JOHN HEEBINK & MIKE MANLEY cover by KIERON DWYER The mindless and feral Hydes are working together for the first time ever spelling disaster for Gristle. Trapped within the darkest quarter of Nether Providence and surrounded by a pack of Hydes, Gristle fights to save the life of a young woman whose life he's put in jeopardy.
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Pencils & Cover by MIKE MCKONE The Road to CIVIL WAR continues! At a remote scientific outpost, a heavenly artifact becomes the touch-point of a conflict between the Fantastic Four and a reborn Doctor Doom!
by Michael Blaney Crawling out of the trash can into trade paperback! A wry look at life through the eyes of the ordinary housefly and his wife and kids, The Fly Chronicles is a series of laugh-out-loud hilarious all-new spot cartoons in the tradition of Gary Larson's The Far Side. 'I think it's brilliant!'-Cathy Guisewite, creator of Cathy.
FOUR #29
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN THE SUPER HEROES' APPRENTICE Part 1 (of 2) Fantastic Enterprises is ready to go public, and to mark the occasion the FF agrees to an outrageous publicity stunt: Drafting an honorary fifth member to join their team. Ten young super-heroes 'compete' for the spot, but only nine of them have honorable intentions. Number Ten will stop at nothing to win--and to get his or her hands on the secrets of the Fantastic Four. Guest-starring The Invincible Iron Man!
written by JOE CASEY art by TOM SCIOLI cover by TOM SCIOLI & RICHARD STARKINGS BOOK TEN: THE MARCH OF IDES From the hidden isolation of the Himalayans comes a brand new threat to humanity! A mysterious ship is slowly making its way to New York City… and the Infinity Tower! Meanwhile, Adam Archer has been taken prisoner by the sinister Friedrich Nicklehead and his torture in the Funhouse is just beginning! Longtime readers know that life is never boring in GØDLAND!
by Art Baltazar Featuring Gorilla Gorilla! This full-color compilation is a must-have for fans of the immensely popular comics that run in Disney Adventures magazine and Comic Zone. Each book features a different character or theme picked from the top-rated magazine strips.
Written by Walter Simonson Art and cover by Howard Chaykin Life isn't the same for Hawkgirl now that Hawkman isn't around. Strange things keep happening in her civilian life - is it all just part of a dream, or has she awakened an ancient horror deep beneath the walls of the St. Roch museum?
'Printing and Marketing' is the focus of the third installment in Josh Blaylock's prose guide to self-publishing comics and manga. You can have the best comic in the entire world, but if you don't know how to promote it, you're in trouble. Today offers more opportunities than ever to get the 'word out' about your product, and this chapter will help you take advantage of those things. It's a decade of publishing experience consolidated into one easy to read series, straight from the president of DDP!
Written by GREG PAK Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN Cover by LADRÖNN Stranded on an alien planet and thrown into the Imperial Arena to fight as a gladiator, the Hulk seizes the opportunity to smash with abandon. But inspired by the Hulk's defiance of the corrupt Red King, a group of rebels try to break him out of captivity. Will the Hulk join the rebels' cause? Or will he lead his fellow gladiators to claim the glory offered by the arena?
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover by RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE As things slowly return to normal following the cataclysmic events in the recently completed 'A Different World' story arc, Mark takes his girlfriend, Amber, to Africa to visit Atom Eve.
ION #1
Written by Ron Marz Art by Greg Tocchini Cover by Ivan Reis Following the events of INFINITE CRISIS and the RANN/THANAGAR WAR SPECIAL, writer Ron Marz (GREEN LANTERN) returns to the character he created, giving Kyle Rayner an entirely new lease on life in a new ongoing series with art by rising star Greg Tocchini (1602: New World, Thor: Son of Asgard)! A distraught Kyle Rayner has emerged one year later, transformed with abilities that may surpass those of any Green Lantern ever. So beware his power…because his might may not be on the side of right. For a signed edition, see Dynamic Forces section of Previews.
Written by JOE CASEY Pencils & Cover by FRAZER IRVING The Living Laser is finally free -- and Iron Man has suffered a loss that rocks him to his core! Tony Stark's double-life as corporate CEO and Armored Anvenger has enacted a terrible price, leaving him vulnerable to the Spymaster's ultimate plans for revenge! You don't dare miss the penultimate chapter of this action-packed limited series that marks the return to sinister glory of Iron Man's classic villains!
by Ben Dunn In this second crossover, Jenna meets Ben Dunn's Ninja High School from Antarctic Press. Jenna is on vacation, and little does she know that the Vatican has sent a Holy Hit Squad to capture her. Both end up in Quagmire, where the ensuing battle engulfs the whole town.
Written by Mike Carey Guest art by Dean Ormston Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta When a hidden power defies the will of God, Heaven must appoint an agent to handle the situation: someone who's not afraid to get his hands dirty; someone whose ruthlessness is equalled only by his raw power; someone... expendable.
This volume of Michael Chabon Presents the Amazing Adventures of the Escapist collects issues five and six of the popular, Eisner and Harvey Award winning quarterly series, and features the late Will Eisner's final return to the Spirit, in a crossover tale with the Escapist! Also in this volume is the comics writing debut of award-winning author and Guggenheim fellow Chris Offutt, illustrated by Thomas Yeates. Dan Best and Eddie Campbell contribute a fully painted story from the 1939 World's Fair in Empire City, and 2004 Russ Manning Award winner Eric Wight brings a polemic story from writer Jason Hall to life. Among the other notable contributors are Howard Chaykin, Paul Grist, Shawn Martinbrough, David Hahn, Roy Thomas, Matt Wagner, and indie stalwarts Jeffrey Brown and Jason! • 2005 Eisner Award-winner: Best Anthology • 2005 Harvey Award-winner: Best Anthology and Best New Series! • New, lower price!
by Javier Grillo-Marxuach & Les McClaine The Middleman has been kidnapped by masked wrestlers! Ida has been decapitated! Ben has been shot! Wendy may be to blame! Alone and outgunned, Wendy must find a way to save her friends - can she do it? All your questions will be answered - and your answers will be questioned in 'The Sino-Mexican Revelation!'
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL AVENGERS TOWER becomes the ultimate battleground as the New Avengers are targeted by one of their most fiercest new enemies yet. The all new ADAPTOID has come to take them down... and wait till you see who it is. Plus- An avenger gets married!!! All this and the reuniting of House of M mega-team of Brian Bendis and Olivier Copiel.
by Scott Davis, Alex Sunder, & Nelz From the pages of the Odyssey comes this epic mini-series! Once Olympia's greatest hunter, Orion sits as the centuries turn to millennia. Torn between his resentment of the Pantheon, his crumbling faith and his need to serve them, Orion seeks the ultimate purpose of his immortal life and is thrust in the middle of a conspiracy that can destroy Olympus. Orion delves into the dark underbelly of Greek mythos - the rumblings of a massive war between the Olympians and the lesser gods sits on the shoulders of a long ignored demi-god whom both sides see as the key. Part of the God War multi-title crossover event. Ships with two covers by Nelz and Alex Sunder in equal ratio.
by Andi Watson & Simon Gane With Debs enduring the shooting season in England and Juliet trapped in small town America, the would-be lovers couldn't be further apart. When Debs makes a shocking discovery and Juliet sells one of her new paintings they are both thrown from their narrow existences and out into the world.
by Aaron Bordner It's a Nightmare on Elf Street and Lusiphur is the victim. Who knows what evil lurks in the mind of Lusiphur? Only the imp called Parintachin knows for sure! But Petunia (and all you lucky readers) are about to find out as another Lost Tale of Amrahly'nn is brought to you by the twisted mind of Aaron Bordner. Sleep tight.
by Ted Naifeh The first adventure of Polly is almost over and she's absolutely no closer to figuring out which life she's truly meant for. Is she destined for swashbuckling adventure like her pirate queen mother or does her future lie with the dandies and ladies of high society? Don't wait to find out!
by Peter David & Luke Lieberman, & Will Conrad The most important meeting in the ancient lands continues in Red Sonja vs. Thulsa Doom #3, as our four-issue event speeds towards its dramatic conclusion! In this issue, the danger heads below Hyrkania as Thulsa Doom's troops unleash terror in the mines! This special event series features the writing of Luke Lieberman and Peter David, along with the powerful art of Will (Serenity) Conrad and an all-star line-up of cover artists, including Gabrielle Dell'Otto and Will Conrad!
Written by BRIAN VAUGHAN Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA Cover by MARCOS MARTIN 'Parental Guidance' continues! While new Runaway Victor Mancha struggles with the commands implanted by his late 'father,' the android killing machine Ultron, the all-new Pride sets their deadly plan into motion.
written by ERIK LARSEN art & cover by ERIK LARSEN 'Falling Apart,' Part TWO: 'SHATTERED' The Dragon fights his most devastating battle ever! Now, barely clinging to life, his regenerating abilities gone, things couldn't be much more desperate! Enter: the FLY! Meanwhile, Mister Glum prepares to take over the planet Earth! Plus: whatever other goodies we can cram into this giant-sized anniversary issue! Not to be missed! SAVAGE DRAGON is ® and © Erik Larsen, 2005. All Rights Reserved.
Written by PAUL JENKINS Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. The Sentry faces his nemesis, the Void, in a final showdown inside the Void's secret subterranean lair. The Sentry learns what is possibly the most frightening secret in the history of the Marvel Universe in this battle, which will decide his fate once and for all.
Written by Grant Morrison Art and cover by Doug Mahnke Frankenstein has tracked the swarming Sheeda to their lair - and what he finds will shock him! The truth about the villains is revealed at last as the Monster goes on a rampage the likes of which has never before been seen in comics. It's Frankenstein vs. the Fairies - and the end of SEVEN SOLDIERS! This issue leads directly into April's SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY #1, the mindblowing conclusion to this expansive saga! A Soldier must die - will it be Frankenstein?
by Michael Turner & Frank Mastromauro, Micah Gunnell, Jason Gorder, & Beth Sotelo From the same creative mind that brought you Fathom and Soulfire, comes the next wondrous step in comic book entertainment! For every right, there is a wrong. For every action, there is a reaction. For every up, there is a down. And for every decision Theo makes, there is someone making the decisions for him….and all of us! Welcome to Perspecta, and the reason behind your wildest thoughts and darkest desires. If you thought you knew anything about our world, think again! It's about to be turned upside down, and that little voice inside your head is about to get much louder! Join artists Micah Gunnell, Jason Gorder, Beth Sotelo and creator Michael Turner as this all new 7-page introductory story (with added bonus sketch material and designs!) opens your eyes to a whole new beginning! Aspen proudly presents the next great comic book franchise, Shrugged! Don't say we didn't warn you!
Written by Allen Warner Art by Alé Garza & Richard Friend Cover by Garza & Friend Variant cover by Jim Lee Writer Allen Warner and artist Alé Garza (NINJA BOY) reunite for SKYE RUNNER, an exciting new series blending elements of fantasy and super-hero action! Skye is a beautiful young woman - and the deceased king's daughter - who always dreamed of becoming a knight. Unfortunately, she had to settle for being a Runner - until the day her life turned upside-down and magical fate changed her destiny forever! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with 2 covers by Garza & Friend and Jim Lee. See order form for details.
SOLO #10
Written by Damion Scott, Rob Markmam and Jennifer Carcano Art and cover by Scott Fan favorite artist Damion Scott (BATGIRL, ROBIN) kicks into DC's cutting-edge series SOLO! This issue features five stories drawn and co-written by Damion, including a race between The Flash and Mr. Death, a day in the life of Superman, and a night on patrol in Gotham City with Robin and Batgirl!
SPAWN #155
written by DAVID HINE pencils & cover by PHILIP TAN inks by DANNY MIKI The Angel Zera takes on the Forgotten in a battle to control the hosts of heaven. On Earth, Kali lays waste to India and Spawn learns that as the End Time approaches, some of the most terrible creatures of mythology are about to be unleashed. Meanwhile, Sam and Twitch uncover the shocking truth about Spawn's inner demons.
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER Pencils & Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA Mary Jane Watson, you just hit the jackpot! You finally get to fulfill your most amazing fantasy by dating Spider-Man! Thing is, you and Peter Parker have grown close enough that you might not be 'just friends' anymore, and you know it. You can't ignore it. It's time to make your choice, MJ: will it be Peter or Spidey?
Strap in for another tour through the highly charged Clone Wars Adventures! As the fires of the Clone Wars burn across the galaxy, heroes on both sides of the conflict emerge, and no matter what the outcome, the galaxy will be forever changed. Presenting four more pulse-racing tales of knock-down, drag-out action and adventure, all told in the same stripped-down stylization as Cartoon Network's micro-series. • The Clone Wars Adventures series is a top seller, and very kid-friendly, perfect for younger readers. • The stories contained in this book are based on the popular Cartoon Network micro-series and showcase the same visual sensibilities and exciting, stripped-down style.
On the run and desperate to clear his name, fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick guides his ragtag crew of scoundrels toward a treacherous asteroid moon, returning to the site of a significant moment in his Jedi training and to what he hopes will reveal the reason the entire Republic seems out to get him. The answers only lead to more riddles, however, and before they can fully interpret the information they've stumbled upon, the band of outcasts are assailed by yet another threat. And perhaps most surprising of all, their party grows by one as a new character enters the fray! • The flagship series of Dark Horse's exciting relaunch of its Star Wars publishing line, celebrating the company's twentieth anniversary. • Continuing the ongoing monthly series set four thousand years before the rise of the Empire and the fall of Anakin Skywalker (and eight years prior to the events in the Knights of the Old Republic video game).
Behold, the long-awaited prequel to the Tag & Bink saga! Many a Star Wars fan has lain awake at night, plagued by suspense and wondering just how this infamous Rebel pair came to be. Well wonder no more, faithful readers! Your plague has ended with this tell-all issue that caps the space-opera legend, courtesy of fan-favorite Star Wars creators Kevin Rubio and Lucas Marangon. The origin story of our hapless heroes begins on their respective planets, Alderaan and Corellia. These future soldiers of the Rebel Alliance are sized up for Padawan potential, and we are treated to a rare inside look at the rigorous mental and physical training undergone by aspiring Knights in the Jedi Temple! Mace Windu, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the elder Fett each have a role in the miseducation of Tag and Bink, but despite all this schoolin', the two decide that spying on Padme and 'the Chosen One' is a pretty good idea . . . • Featuring the cast of the Star Wars prequels!
by James Anthony, Renato Guedes, & Jorge Correa The first collected edition of Stargate SG-1 is finally here! Daniel Jackson's successful decoding of the ancient Stargate hieroglyphics opened the inter-dimensional doorway to thousands of alien worlds. SG-1 leads the USAF effort to establish alliances with other races and find new technologies to be used against the ever present threat of the Goa'uld. Posing as the mythological gods these parasitic creatures subjugate the races of the universe under their self-serving banners, destroying those who would stand against them. Collecting the three issue Stargate SG1: P.O.W. series and the original stories Know Your Enemy and First Prime, this trade paperback is the perfect introduction to the Stargate SG-1 universe for fans new and old. Colonel Jack O'Neill, Captain Samantha Carter, Daniel Jackson, and the Jaffa Warrior Teal'c bring television's longest running hit sci-fi series to comics in bigger-than-life fashion. Jack has been captured by the Goa'uld and his very memories may be used against the SGC in an all out alien invasion. The SG-1 team must find a way to infiltrate a planet of enemies mobilizing for war to rescue their fallen leader. Crammed with special features and re-mastered for the highest quality this trade paperback is the cornerstone of the Stargate SG-1 comic archive! Available in regular paperback or a special hardcover edition that is limited to 1000 copies.
by Tony Lee, Sam Hart, Rod Reis, & Kieran Oats ALAMO BAY: Part Two-With the base under attack and Tamari's Tigers en route to rescue them, the action heats up! Who will live, and who will die as the rookies get their first taste against the Bugs?! Ships with two variant covers in equal ratio.
Written by ERIC JEROME DICKEY Penciled by DAVID YARDIN Cover by MIKE MAYHEW Meet Andreas De Ruyter -- a.k.a. 'The Bull': Four-hundred pounds of solid muscle, all of it aching for payback. Until now, bringing in the fabled Wind Rider was just business for the De Ruyter family and its crew of mercenaries. But after what Storm and T'Challa did to the Bull's little brother, now it's personal. The epic, untold love story between Marvel's two pre-eminent Black super heroes -- Storm and the Black Panther -- is finally told, as only New York Times best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey can do it! Don't miss out on this story, True Believer, as it builds to a July Event that will shake the entire Marvel Universe.
Written by Mark Waid Art by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray Cover by Kitson Learn more about the newest member of the Legion as the team tries to come to terms with the identity of this powerhouse blonde from the 21st century!
Written by J. Torres Art by Scott Iwahashi & Francisco Herrera Cover by Sean Galloway What's better than one Teen Titans Go story? How about two of 'em? This special double feature starts with Speedy and Aqualad going toe-to-tentacle with a nasty sea monster. Then it's up to Cyborg and Beast Boy to put a stop to Dr. Light before he gets his hands on Cy's power batteries!
by Glenn Dakin Glenn Dakin's hilarious strip-a battle of wits throughout all eternity between the Devil and Man-is now available in one convenient package! Featuring more than 60 strips collected together behind a new cover by Dakin, creator of Abe and Right for All the Wrong Reasons. Introduction by Eddie Campbell (Alec, From Hell). SC, 7x10, 72pg, b&w
Written by DAN SLOTT Pencils & Cover by ANDREA DI VITO FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD BROUHAHA The fists are flying on Yancy St., and Benjamin J. Grimm's found himself outnumbered by some of the toughest supervillains money can buy. Lucky thing SPIDER-MAN was swinging by, right? Call it a Team-Up, call it a Two-In-One, call it whatever you dang well want-- we're just calling it FUN! With special guest appearances by... darn near EVERYBODY!
by Landry Walker, Eric Jones, & Louis De Martinis Inspired by Tron, Disney's groundbreaking science-fiction motion picture classic, Tron #1 takes place in present day, over two decades after the events of the film. Jet Bradley, son of the original Tron programmer Alan Bradley, has recently escaped the computer world. But his experiences within cyberspace have left him emotionally scarred - vivid nightmares plague him, and he's become paranoid and unstable. He shuns technology wherever possible, leaving him effectively crippled in the modern world. And now something within the computer world wants him back. Exploring the fast-paced action from the hit film and recent video game, plus the impact of experiencing the cyberworld on the human psyche, this series starts a thrilling new chapter in the Tron saga!
by Adrian Todd & Ryan Odagawa While in the camp of their enemy, Bren and Bera find weapons that are literally out of this world! The origin of the Killing Words weapons is also revealed. But will this vital information be discovered too late to warn their father and his forces? Sparks continue to fly between these two siblings as a fortress is besieged, a romance blossoms, and traitor is revealed!
Written by MARK MILLAR Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND Get the body bags ready-because somebody doesn't make it home! The secret of the Super-Skrull is revealed as we find out what's really been behind Thor's ascendancy to the White House! Meanwhile, it looks like Ben Grimm's last stand, as he tries to save mankind from an alien menace! And on an Earth where all six billion people have a super power-with the exception of poor Ben-is that a curse or a blessing? Part 3 (of 3)
by Various Scrooge, Donald and the kids track down a rare painting in the 44-page German epic, 'The Great Paint Robbery.' Then Gyro 'Builds a Better House' in the Carl Barks classic of the same name; and Jeff Hamill and Vicar bring us a modern Scrooge adventure in 'Tutu Traumatic.'
World-renowned storyteller Stan Sakai explores a very important part of Japanese culture in this special issue of Usagi Yojimbo. After an eventful stay, the time has come for Usagi to continue his wandering travels and bid farewell to the Geishu Province. Before he goes, he and Tomoe will first partake in the chanoyu-the formal tea ceremony. But is there something besides tea brewing between the two of them? Meanwhile, unbeknownst to either of the pair, arrangements are being made for Tomoe's marriage. This unusual issue explores the stylized, spiritual event of the tea ceremony, which epitomizes the feeling of Zen. Sakai's attention to the historical details of Usagi's feudal environment is a hallmark of the series, and this focus is highlighted this month in 'Chanoyu'! • Usagi Yojimbo was nominated for four Eisner Awards in 2005, including Best Writer/Artist for Sakai
Written by Gail Simone Art by Dale Eaglesham & Art Thibert Cover by Karl Kerschl Ripped from the pages of Infinite Crisis! The Society has orchestrated one of the biggest acts of terror the world has ever seen - a global prison break. But when all of Earth's mightiest heroes are missing in action, who will be there to stop the tide of evil that threatens to engulf the entire planet?
Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by Bart Sears The action-packed sword-and-sorcery adventure continues! Terry and Alexa try to track down Travis Morgan in the new world they've entered, but Travis has problems of his own…an entire country is convinced that only he can deliver them from oppression and tyranny!
SUMMER PREVIEW ISSUE! · We give you the top 101 things you need to know about this summer from the hottest comics, movies, DVDs, video games, toys and more! If it's hot, it's all in here! MARVEL'S CIVIL WAR · Mark Millar and Steve McNiven draw up battle lines between Marvel's greatest heroes. With Captain America at odds with Iron Man, we do reconnaissance on where the other hero's loyalties fall, and how this explosive mini-series will change the landscape of the entire Marvel universe? Get your comprehensive war correspondence right here. TWO FREE COMIC PREVIEWS · Read exclusive excerpts from Andy and Adam Kubert's two comic events from DC. Wait'll you see who wrote them! Trust us, we've read them both and these comics are so amazing, they'll blow you away. X3 MOVIE BONANZA · Beneath our exclusive X3 cover, get the news you need right before the third X-Men movie hits screens May 26. DC'S NEXT CRISIS · Learn how this summer plants seeds for Dc's next major crossover event! Discover where to jump onboard in this issue of Wizard. JOSS WHEDON ASTONISHING X-MEN · Joss Whedon and John Cassady continue their biggest storyarc to date and that's saying something! Learn what they have up their sleeves for this arc's conclusion and what's coming next.
Written by STUART MOORE Pencils & Cover by C. P. SMITH 'THE PACKAGE' Special extra-sized issue! Deep in the heart of war-torn Africa, Logan must escape from an army of savage killers -- with a baby strapped to his chest! The infant daughter of an overthrown monarch is the only hope for a country's future, and the conquering warlord is determined to see her dead. Can Wolverine get her to the border alive? Or will his greatest failure doom an entire nation? Written by guest-writer Stuart Moore (LEGION OF SUPERHEROES) with art by C.P. Smith.
Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by DENNIS CALERO Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO & JOSE VILLARRUBIA 'The Butterfly Defect' At last...some (or maybe all...or maybe none) of the mystery surrounding Layla Miller unfolds, as we learn things about her background that no one--not X-Factor and not the readers--will have seen coming. Plus: The aftermath of Siryn's brutal mishap, Guido goes jogging, and an unexpected doctor makes a housecall.
by John Taddeo, Billy Dallas Patton, Justice, Hunter & Martinez Zoom Suit is the The Greatest American Hero meets Cinderella. Twelve year-old Myles Mason is bummed about not being able to afford a Halloween costume. But from the sky falls an alien armor that crashes to earth just a few feet behind him. Hilarity and superhero antics ensue in Zoom Suit, a classical 'ugly duckling' story set in a superhero universe. Covers by Patton, Billy Tucci, and Boy Layton.



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