Arriving Wednesday 5/17/06

100 BULLETS #72 (MR)
Written by Brian Azzarello Art by Eduardo Risso Cover by Dave Johnson There's dirty work going down in Cleveland, as Agent Graves delivers the infamous attaché case to a butcher turned small-time crook. But since he has no apparent desire for revenge, why did he receive the briefcase in the first place? And does his overbearing brother have anything to do with it?
52 WEEK #2
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid Breakdowns by Keith Giffen Art by Joe Bennett, Ruy Jose and Jack Jadson Backup feature by Dan Jurgens & Art Thibert Covers by J.G. Jones After the INFINITE CRISIS and before One Year Later, the DCU spent a year without Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. A year in which those heroes were needed more than ever as the fate of the world hung in the balance. Who stood up in their absence? And who sat out? The story of DC's most eventful year ever can now be told as four of the hottest writers in comics - Grant Morrison, Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid - deliver an unprecedented weekly tale of death, danger, romance, intergalactic terror and the never-ending, universal meaning of heroism. Joined by storyteller Keith Giffen and cover artist J.G. Jones, 52 features art for the first month by Joe Bennett, Ruy Jose, and Jack Jadson. Also, starting in Week #2: 'The History of the DC Universe,' a 10-part backup feature by Dan Jurgens and Art Thibert that takes you on a tour through the legendary past of the DCU. 52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman...but not a year without heroes. • Week 1 on sale May 10 • Week 2 on sale May 17 • Week 3 on sale May 24 • Week 4 on sale May 31
The mind-bending conclusion! The Queen of Hearts makes her grand entrance, and nearly has Alice make a grand exit! Alice almost gets caught painting roses red, then the croquet game goes awry when she joins. Then refreshments are served, and Alice can't wait to sample the tarts, but she's accused of stealing them and is brought to trial! Will the verdict be 'Off with her head?'
Written by Frank Miller Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams ALL STAR excitement abounds as Frank Miller, Jim Lee & Scott Williams continue their adventurous retelling of the partnership between the Dark Knight and the Boy Wonder! And when some Black Canary gets added to the mix, you can be sure something's going to explode!
Continuing 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 inspired by the episode from artist Jeff Johnson. The third script offered in this series is from the fourth-season episode 'Spin the Bottle,' written and directed by series creator Joss Whedon.
Written by Andy Lanning Penciled by Kev Walker Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO To protect the legacy of the Xandarian culture, Nova must escape from the burning ruins of the homeworld. But can he trust himself to use his new power wisely, or will he lose control again and pose a threat to the cosmos greater than the invasion itself? And on the subject of trust, how far can he trust his new 'friend'... Drax?
Written by Kurt Busiek Art and cover by Butch Guice In Part 3 of the 6-part 'Once and Future,' Aquaman's search for news of his father takes him to the surface world and its civilization for the first time, where he meets a new ally and ends up in a pitched battle! See why everyone's talking about the amazing new direction for this classic character!
Written by Justin Gray Art by Steven Cummings Cover by Gary Erskine Concluding the 3-part 'Madmen of Gotham,' written by Justin Gray (JONAH HEX) with art by Steven Cummings (DEADSHOT)! In issue #205, the creature who calls herself 'Vanity' is merely the first line of defense created by the mastermind who threatens all of Batman's city. Who is this hidden persuader, and why does he know everything about the Dark Knight? And in the shocking finale, Batman plummets from a five-story building - and things quickly get worse from there! The smartest man in Gotham is also the craziest…and he's somehow connected to Batman's past!
Written by Paul Pope Art and cover by Pope How can a man who isn't supposed to exist be in two places at once? Batman continues to baffle both federal agents and GCPD officers as he pursues his mysterious endgame. This action-packed tale reveals the motivation behind the Dark Knight's return in the year 2039.
by Jamie Smart Giggle like a kidney! Not content with filling a book chock-full of sadistic Bear-slapping, we filled another book with it! A second bounty of carnage, profanity, and friendship hugs, as our furry tyke romps through a world filled with TV, idiots, and a certain homicidal cat. Bear: Demons squeezes the horror of 'Bear: Silence,' the love of 'Bear: Heart,' the frenzy of 'Bear: Looshkin,' and the world-weary 'Bear B*stards,' crashing towards the series twisting conclusion with 'Bear: X.' Five issues of crazed hell, add to that an extra issue's worth of exclusive Bear stories, various chutnies, and a handful of poster pages by comic royalty, and you got yourself a hairy fisted socko of loving, Mister Missus!
Written by Howard Chaykin & David Tischman Art by David Hahn Cover by Frank Quitely Life still sucks as Detective MacAvoy, the Vampire Crime Unit's rookie cop, investigates the murder of a tattoo artist, and Detectives DeSalvo and Yama pound the pavement looking for suspects in the murder of Amadeus Tyne. But the two cases have a common theme, and the clues point straight to Risa Del Toro. Lieutenant Fortine takes the collar, fulfilling his obsession with the Del Toros and pounding a stake in the heart of Miami's biggest crime family.
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN Penciled by SCOT EATON Cover by GARY FRANK What type of man does a hard case like Luke Cage look up to? The kind of man who's got the guts to speak the truth and the muscle to back it up. The kind of man who's got all the gadgets to get the job done, a pair of sexy female bodyguards watching his back and an entire kingdom at his disposal. That man is the Black Panther - and when King T'Challa asks for Cage's expertise in solving a little problem, it's got the makings of a serious team-up -- with cameos galore from across the Marvel Universe. Jump on board here, True Believer, as BLACK PANTHER revs up to an event of cataclysmic proportions! Collects BLACK PANTHER #10-13.
Yamada Asaemon, the Shogun's executioner and sword tester, is on the scene to help Burando accelerate the pace of his sadistic medical experiments to discover the secret of Manji's immortality. Still chained in a prison near Edo castle, Manji stews and ponders his next escape attempt. With Manji's old cellmate, Dewanosuke, recovering and possibly benefiting from Burando's schemes, will he help Manji regain his freedom or will Dewanosuke become enticed by the allure of immortality and rally to the side of Manji's captors? This issue also features a color Blade of the Immortal pinup by Samura fan Becky Cloonan. FOR MATURE READERS
BOMB QUEEN #4 (Of 4) (MR)
written by JIMMIE ROBINSON art & cover by JIMMIE ROBINSON The battle for New Port City comes to an explosive conclusion! Bomb Queen is pushed to the edge and unleashes all her destructive fury against Robert Woods. But the politician has tricks up his sleeve and now Bomb Queen faces an enemy even she can't defeat, forcing her to launch the ULTIMATE weapon in her arsenal!
Annie flees to the world beyond the veil in search of the one thing that might save humanity in its darkest hour.
Written by Ed Brubaker Pencils & Cover by Steve Epting It was Wizard's book of the year for 2005, and now, fan-favorite artist Steve Epting rejoins Top Ten writer Ed Brubaker for a groundbreaking 4 part tale! It's the start of an action-packed thriller in London, as Captain America travels across the Atlantic in search of his old partner, a story that will see him fighting side-by-side with some very old friends. But Cap and the Winter Soldier aren't the only ones taking the journey abroad, Crossbones and Sin are on a path of revenge that's leading them in the exact same direction... And what of General Lukin and his 'relationship' with the Red Skull? All this and more in the first chapter of 'Twenty-First Century Blitz!'
Written by ED BRUBAKER Art by STEVE EPTING, MIKE PERKINS & MICHAEL LARK Cover by STEVE EPTING The questions plaguing Captain America's dreams and memories have been answered in the most brutal way possible. And in the wake of this brutality, General Lukin makes his first all-out assault -- tearing open old wounds and threatening to make new scars that will never heal! Collects CAPTAIN AMERICA #8-9 and #11-14.
by Linda Medley This graphic novel tells the story of an isolated, abandoned castle, and the eccentric inhabitants who bring it back to life. 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. For the first time, Fantagraphics'collects the entire Castle Waiting story into one mammoth volume - and includes the concluding chapter written and drawn especially for this volume.
CONAN #28 (MR)
A special one-shot story in honor of Conan creator Robert E. Howard's centennial! From Eisner Award-winning creators Kurt Busiek and Eric Powell, this issue tells the story of one wild and fateful night in the life of a young storyteller in an Aquilonian farming community-the night that Conan and his cohorts came to town, pursued by demons straight out of hell. Always a dreamer, telling tales of great deeds in faraway lands, the storyteller gets a first-hand look at all-out action, heroism, and sacrifice on the dusty streets of his hometown. Conan rallies the entire town to defend itself or be torn to shreds.
(W) Ron Marz (P) Pat Lee (Col) Dream Engine (Cov) Pat Lee Cyberforce must live again…or Earth dies! Having barely survived last issue's onslaught, Ripclaw, Cyblade, Velocity and Ballistic have learned the true nature of the threat descending toward Earth, a threat that has ties to the very origins of Cyberforce itself. Unless it's stopped, Earth is doomed. The lone hope of survival rests with a mysterious figure from Cyberforce's past-but even if they can find him, will he be friend or foe? Ron Marz and Pat Lee continue the Cyberforce renaissance!
DMZ #7 (MR)
Written by Brian Wood Art by Wood & Riccardo Burchielli Cover by Wood Part 2 of the 5-part 'Body of a Journalist.' It's the middle of summer in the DMZ, and as the temperature rises, so does the body count. And unless Liberty News can keep a lid on the story, it'll boil over, endangering the lives of everyone in the DMZ - including Matty.
by Various May is Donald's 'birthday,' so this issue features a special Donald birthday food fight cover, drawn especially for Gemstone by Daan Jiipes. Interior stories include 'A Blighted Birthday' by Pat and Carol McGreal and Cesar Ferioli. Plus, Carl Barks' 'The Master Glasser,' and 'Regarding Donald' by the McGreals and Vicar.
Peter David (w); J.K. Woodward (a & c) This is the issue that Fallen Angel fans have been waiting for. The final showdown-and we do mean final-between the Fallen Angel and Doctor Juris for control of Bete Noire, with the fate of their son hanging in the balance. Written by New York Times Bestselling author Peter David with art by J.K. Woodward.
The Family Guy steps out of the TV screen and into a new bimonthly series from Devil's Due! Each of the three volumes in this series focuses on one of the star characters, and their views on life... however skewed they may be! Want advice from Peter or Stewie? Probably not, but they're going to give it to you anyway! IN between these hilarious one-on-one segments are stories rivaled only by the TV show itself. Written by Matt Fleckenstein, staff writer for the animated series!
written by RICK REMENDER art by TONY MOORE & SEAN PARSONS cover by TONY MOORE Lost, beaten and left for dead, Heath Huston must face the demons of his inevitable future. On the other side of the world, left in the robot city of Retilia, Mara pleads with the remaining organic life on the world to rise against the new automaton regime. With the Feeders progressing ever closer to Earth will Heath solve this quandary in time to return and save his home world?
written by WARREN ELLIS art & cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH The detectives of Moon Street Precinct House, the sole police presence in the collapsing district of Snowtown, aren't getting anywhere. They've been questioning a murder suspect all night, and have to cut him loose in an hour. And then the new guy asks to take a crack: Richard Fell, recently transferred in from over the bridge. He's got an hour to break a killer. But the killer has an unknown advantage: the police failed to frisk him properly, and he has a concealed weapon with him there in the locked interview room...
WRITTEN BY GARTH ENNIS PENCILED BY DARICK ROBERTSON INKS BY JIMMY PALMIOTTI COVER BY SCOT EATON Before he presided over S.H.I.E.L.D., before he ran with the Howling Commandos, Sgt. Nick Fury fought on the blood-stained sands of the Tunisian desert. When his entire platoon was massacred by General Stephen Barkhorn and his 21st Panzer Division, Fury stumbled off into the desert toward certain death. Instead, he came face to face with his future. Now, Fury and his crew are deep behind enemy lines, surrounded by trigger-happy German soldiers, and, to make matters worse, their assassination mission has failed. According to a captured colonel, their target, General Barkhorn, has apparently departed to betray the Nazi regime-by going after Hitler himself! But is Barkhorn-genius, loyal, courageous Barkhorn-really a turncoat, or have Fury and his company been suckered into killing time while enemy reinforcements secretly close in? In this gripping limited series, Garth Ennis (Ghost Rider, Punisher) and Darick Robertson (Punisher: Born) offer a never-before-seen glimpse into the soul of a warrior you only think you know.
Written by Judd Winick Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens It's the rematch of the century as Green Arrow and Deathstroke pick up where they left off in IDENTITY CRISIS… and this is one assassination you won't want to miss! But Oliver Queen has too much work to do as the new Mayor of Star City to die just yet!
by J.C. Tyler & Ralph Tedesco A retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm Story 'Sleeping Beauty' offers yet another incredible twist from Zenescope! Brett has a huge crush on Haley, the hottest girl in school, and when she asks him to do her a risky favor he decides it's worth it for a chance to win her over. His decision calls on a mysterious stranger who introduces him to the world of Grimm Fairy Tales. A beautiful yet narcissistic princess becomes the victim of a terrible curse. A handsome servant soon realizes he might have the ability to break the spell and marry the girl of his dreams, but he soon realizes that sometimes it's best to let sleeping dogs lie. Don't miss an intriguing adaptation of this classic story because in these fairy tales not everyone lives happily ever after. Cover by Al Rio.
Written by Richard Corben & RICH MARGOPOULOS Pencils & Cover by Richard Corben What scares you? Serial killers? Vampires? Earthquakes? Extreme sports? The dentist? Horror comics legend Richard Corben (Creepy, Eerie) and long-time collaborator Rich Margopoulos leave no gravestone unturned in this 3-issue limited series that offers wicked spins on the classic poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Each issue features three adaptations -- hauntingly rendered in B&W with gray tones as only Corben can do it -- along with the full text of Poe's poem for comparison. In issue #1: Behold 'The Conqueror Worm' . . . fear 'The Sleeper'... and beware 'The Raven.' It's classic horror in glorious black & white!
by Giffen, Grant, Lyra, & Mueller Keith Giffen, the creative force behind DC Comics' largest 2006 event, '52', gets down to sci-fi business. In this issue, wayward criminal and outlaw Jeremiah Harm, tasked with bringing back the three most dangerous criminals in the universe, discovers what they're doing on Earth. Dak Moria, the criminal mastermind leading the dangerous troika, has found a piece of galactic matter left over from the Big Bang. With this in hand, Dak plans to re-create the explosion that started it all... even if it means suicide!
by Herriman, Ware, & Blackbeard George Herriman integrated full spectacular color into Krazy Kat in June, 1935. The gorgeous evolution continues in this second color volume, which includes the Sunday strips from all of 1937 and 1938. The color format opens the floodgates for a massive amount of spectacular rare color art from series editor Bill Blackbeard and designer Chris Ware's files. Most of these strips in this volume have not seen print since originally running in Hearst newspapers over 70 years ago. Never-before-seen Herriman memorabilia is included as a bonus!
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning Art and cover by Neil Googe The final issue and the most unexpected conclusion of all! Majestic is dying, and the World Engine mechanism cannot be prevented from recreating the Earth unless time and circumstances prevail. Can Majestic be the greatest hero of his age one last time? Join us for the strangest and most offbeat series finale ever!
MAN-BAT #2 (Of 5)
Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by Mike Huddleston The miniseries written by Bruce Jone with art by Mike Huddleston continues! Kirk Langstrom, a.k.a. Man-Bat, finds himself more alone than ever before. With blood on his hands and Gotham City's authorities after him, Langstrom must flee! But he can't escape his past actions or his present troubles, as more bodies pile up and two deadly foes of Batman go to war against each other - with Man-Bat caught in the middle!
Written by Marc Andreyko Art by Javier Pina & Fernando Blanco Cover by Shawn Martinbrough As the trial of Dr. Psycho takes an unexpected turn, a long-lost troublemaker steps back through cyberspace!
Written by Jeff Parker Penciled by Manuel Garcia Cover by AARON LOPRESTI When global threats surface, they have to contend with the combined might of: Captain America! Storm! Iron Man! The Hulk! Giant-Girl! Wolverine! Spider-Man! Still, powers higher-up think their new computerized defenses will be even MORE reliable than our heroes. (Just wish they hadn't named the system ULTRON...!)
by Various In Pat and Carol McGreal and Cesar Ferioli's 'The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of,' Mickey must contend with his own dreams that have come to life. Then Mortie, Ferdie, and the Riverside Rovers have an encounter with a Bank Robber in 'Silent Witness.' Also included is 'IQ Switcheroo,' a vintage Goofy story by Paul Murry.
Written by Charlie Huston Pencils & Cover by David Finch 'Fear, More Than God': Marc Spector lies awake every night, questions and fears haunting his thoughts. Because one night on windswept rooftop, he squared off against his greatest nemesis and something truly dreadful happened. Something Spector can't put behind him, nor should. Something Khonshu won't let him. The night is young and the moon is full. The worst is yet to come for Marc Spector. Part 2 (of 6).
Written by Brian Reed Penciled by Roberto De La Torre Inks by JIMMY Palmiotti Cover by Frank Cho The fate of thousands hangs in the balance as Ms. Marvel faces a deadly new foe from beyond the stars! Can she defeat this foe, and her own inner demons, to become the hero shewas meant to be? Plus, an appearance by Marvel's first family, The Fantastic Four!
Written by C. B. Cebulski Pencils & Cover by Tommy Ohtsuka The fate of the Mangaverse hangs in the balance as Iron Man's team comes toe-to-toe with Silver Samurai's forces! Alliances are severed, lives are lost, and to the victors goes-the world! With the traitor revealed, the forces of evil's final plan is enacted-and do Spider-Man and Wolverine have a chance?
PS238 #16
by Aaron Williams When the Rainmaker, Harold Nelson, broke into ps238, he dampened and increased the powers of several super-kids for a while. Guardian Angel was no exception, and her metabilities were taken away for a short time. Unfortunately, the guardian force that keeps her safe was apparently in charge of her immune system as well! Can she survive her first bout with death? Or is there someone at ps238 that can help her?
Written by John Layman Art by Andy Smith Covers by Jim Lee and Lee Bermejo For the legendary barbarian warrior Red Sonja, there's just one thing worse than her recent defeat by the minions of a malevolent sorcerer, and that's her current predicament. She's locked away in the lowest level of the wizard's dungeon, kept company only by hungry rats and old bones. And her last hope for rescue lies with the increasingly erratic swordsman known as Claw, whose cursed arm is driving him ever closer to madness! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Lee Bermejo and Jim Lee (approximately 50/50 split). Co-published wih Dynamite Entertainment.
Written by TONY BEDARD Art & cover by JASON ORFALAS It's cover-to-cover action as Earth's Global Defense Force fights valiantly against mysterious invaders from space. Little do they know this will be their last stand, or that their foes have consumed countless worlds before setting their sights on Earth. And when the battle takes a grim turn, all Retro Rocket wants is to go down fighting. But for the sake of his beautiful mechanic, Sparky Parks, Retro will discover the depth of human courage within his iron heart.
written by ARVID NELSON art by JUAN FERREYRA cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS Europe is at war. Julien and Genevieve must flee the Duke's country estate, but even if they make it out, can Julien trust Gen to stay by his side?
ROBIN #150
Written by Adam Beechen Art by Freddie Williams II Cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins The mystery of who framed Robin is solved, the true fate of Batgirl is revealed, and Robin receives an offer he may not live to refuse!
Written by Darryl Kravitz, Scott Peterson and Scott Cunningham Art by Scott Neely and Vince Deporter Cover by Robert Pope & Scott McRae While on the trail of the mysterious Science Ghoul, Scooby-Doo is accidentally duplicated, and joins the team! But just who - or what- is Scooby-Two? Plus, the gang investigates a haunted clubhouse, and comes face-to-face with a ghost coach on the baseball field!
Written by Joe Kubert Art and cover by Kubert Once more into the breach! Easy Company's deadline to deliver their 'package' to Allied forces in Riga is getting closer by the hour, and Riga seems further away than ever. Circumstances force Rock and Easy to spend the night in a farmer's barn…and what happens next is no joke!
Written by Bill Willingham Art and cover by Willingham Edited by Joey Cavalieri Writer/artist Bill Willingham (DAY OF VENGEANCE, FABLES) launches a new series featuring the mismatched magical heroes from DAY OF VENGEANCE as the ragtag band reunites to stand against another menace to our universe! Join Nightmaster, Ragman, Nightshade, Blue Devil, Enchantress and Detective Chimp as they face brand-new villains! Featuring a guest appearance by Superman!
Scott Ciencin (w); Nick Stakal (a); Bolton, McKeever (c) A deadly game draws to a close as the living dead girl Christabella must escape from her greatest enemies and put herself in the path of malevolent beings that are neither angels nor demons, but something worse… if she is to stop them from putting the world to flame and realize her own twisted plans for the monster-laden mist-enshrouded haunted town of Silent Hill. Ted McKeever once again provides a horrifying cover for this issue, as does artist Chris Bolton.
by Boothby & Ortiz The lovelorn men of Springfield find that they have little prospect of romance and even less to live for, but when they put their lives on the line by participating in extreme sport, the adrenaline rush makes them feel born anew. The high life brings higher risks and a higher profile, but will it all come to an end with one high impact? Live on the edge with Simpsons Comics in May!
by Ian Flynn & James Fry DARKEST STORM: Part 1 (of 3)-The first of three stories that will rock the world of Sonic to its core! Many of Sonic's worst enemies have been clawing their way out of the rogues gallery lately. Now, not one but two of the biggest villains in Sonic history, Mammoth Mogul and Ixis Naugus return to make Sonic and the Freedom Fighters' lives miserable! And the one to blame for all this is the mysterious nemesis known only as 'Anonymous.' Will the secret of Anonymous finally be revealed? A shocking back-up tale that will leave your brain bouncing! Tantalizing triptych cover by Spaz - collect all three issues for a complete image!
With the Alliance desperately low on supplies, Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles lead an odds-off ambush against an Imperial supply convoy. Meanwhile, Rebellion strategist Jorin Sol, recently rescued from the Empire's grip by Skywalker, recovers silently in the flagship of the Rebel fleet. Yet, Sol's scars from Imperial imprisonment and interrogation run more than skin deep, and when he wakes up, supply shortages will quickly become the least of Luke's worries. And if that weren't enough, Luke's crisis is about to become even more personal when he receives a coded message from Imperial officer Janek Sunber, the man he knew a lifetime ago as his close friend, 'Tank'! • A compelling new story set between the events of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back exploring the Rebel Alliance's desperate struggle against the Galactic Empire, delivered in high-octane, widescreen style by writer Rob Williams (Cla$$war; SW Tales) and artist Brandon Badeaux (Superman: Man of Steel; SW Empire). • Great starting point for new readers.
Written by Jeph Loeb Art and cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines The original team supreme of Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines presents 'The End'! 'With a Vengeance' comes to its shattering conclusion, where villains are revealed and answers to questions that go back to Issue #1 are laid bare. It's Superman and Batman versus Darksied and Lex Luthor - while the mysterious puppet master plays them all. Talk about a crisis! Retailers please note: This issue ships with two covers by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines (in approximately 50/50 ratio).
by Chris Golden, Tom Sniegowski, & Azaceta In the vein of the supernatural plane crash thriller TV show Lost! Bram Stoker-award winning writer Christopher Golden and novelist Tom Sniegoski join break-out new art talent Paul Azaceta to tell an innovative four issue mini-series. When Flight 654 goes down, it takes 148 souls with it. But not Nicholas Dane. How did the 34-year-old college professor survive - was it a miracle? Now Nicholas now finds that he has the memories and skills of one of the passengers from the flight - a boxer - and he's got to use them to survive!
by Dan Berger ATTACK OF THE REPLICANTS-TMNT auteur Dan Berger continues the tale of everyone's favorite ill-fated mutant alligator, Leatherhead. In this tale, the TMNT are recruited to rescue Leatherhead after he's been abducted by a group of Utrom extremists. Includes a bonus pin-up by storyboard artist Jim Webb!
IDW continues their look back at some of the most beloved Transformers comics from years past. This special monthly series with rollback cover prices continues to present classic hard-to-find stories from the past two decades of Transformers comics. Once again, this issue features brand-new cover art from Ashley Wood (Metal Gear Solid) and Nick Roche, both of which present recreations of the original cover art. This issue features the first appearance of Autobot Hoist in 'Rock and Roll-Out!' originally presented in Marvel Comics' The Transformers #14!
Written by Robert Kirkman Penciled by Ben Oliver Cover by Ben Oliver 'PHOENIX?' Magician's trial by fire into the world of the X-Men is kicked up a notch when he and Cyclops find themselves face to face with a thousand pounds of immovability called The Blob-and his bouncing buddy the terrible Toad! Will the fledgling X-Man have what it takes? Meanwhile, the quest to learn what is really happening with Jean Grey takes a totally unexpected turn. You have been warned. Part 2 (of 3)
by Adam Cogan & Ryan Cody Nick Corrigan is unemployed, behind on the rent, and his girlfriend cheats on him. Things start To look up when he discovers that his neighbor used to be 'Hardliner,' the notorious supervillain. With nothing left to lose, Nick blackmails his neighbor into training him to become a career super-criminal - because being bad feels good when you try it.
WRITTEN BY DANIEL WAY PENCILED BY STEVE DILLON COVER BY JOE QUESADA Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH The new ongoing series continues! By mounting a full-scale assault on the White House, Logan has now clearly shown that both no one is beyond his reach. Knowing that Logan is coming for them-and knowing that he will stop at nothing in order to achieve his mysterious objective-the world governments now prepare to take the offensive. The U.S. government, having the most to lose, strikes first and strikes hard, fighting fire with fire. Who better to combat the Weapon X program's most successful specimen than with its most bloodthirsty? One hint: Gimme a red.
by Tommy Kovac & Sonny Liew What happened when Alice left Wonderland at the end of the classic Disney animated film? This new series follows the adventure, chaos, and hijinks in Wonderland as the Queen of Hearts is determined to get to the bottom of who exactly caused her so much trouble. We're also introduced to the other human resident of Wonderland, a timid little girl named Maryanne. This continuation of the classic Disney film will satisfy fans of all versions of Wonderland.
X-MEN #186
Written by Peter Milligan Pencils & Cover by Salvador Larroca 'BLOOD OF APOCALYPSE' Are you ready for some action?! The ending to Blood of Apocalypse happens here, and does it ever happen! X-Men are lost, battles are won, heroes are reborn, and some villains are still evil! You will not want to miss this! Introducing two brand new Sentinels!!! Also features a bonus 5-page back-up story of the Horsemen! Part 5 (of 5)!
Written by C. B. Cebulski Art and Cover by SANA TAKEDA In the tradition of the X-Men Classic, 'Kitty's Fairy Tale,' comes a series of new legends, reimagining the greatest X-Men stories through folktales, myths and fables from across the globe. In the story of Momotaro, the Peach-Boy, an old Japanese woodcutter and his wife cut open a giant peach only to find a baby boy with a peach pit for an eye, crying inside! The couple quickly learns that there is more than meets the eye as the baby shoots ruby-red optic blasts when the pit is removed! Afraid of how the outside world would treat him, the Peach-Boy is raised in seclusion until a mysterious Monk comes along and shows the teenaged Peach-Boy that his is a gift to be proud of. Believing he is destined for greater things, the boy joins the monk on a journey to defeat the evil demons that have plagued his lands and captured a beautiful red-haired princess.
Written by TOM DEFALCO Penciled by MARY WILSHIRE Cover by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH Before the Avengers, before the New Warriors, mutandom's fiery favorite almost had a vocation in villainy thanks to the teacher from Hellfire, the White Queen! Can she find her way to heroism before things get too hot? Guest-starring the New Mutants! Collects FIRESTAR #1-4.
Written by Brian K. Vaughan Art by Pia Guerra, Goran Sudzuka and José Marzan Jr. Cover by Massimo Carnevale The saga of Yorick Brown, the last man on Earth, continues in PAPER DOLLS, collecting issues #37-42 of writer Brian K. Vaughan's and artist Pia Guerra's hit Vertigo series. In addition to catching up on the adventures of Yorick's monkey Ampersand (whose body holds the key to stopping the male-killing plague) and telling the origin of Agent 355, PAPER DOLLS chronicles the search for Yorick's fiancée Beth in Australia - a search that yields a large dose of unwanted publicity for the Last Man and deadly consequences for those he cares for!



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