Arriving Wednesday 5/24/06

10TH MUSE VOL 2 #10
by Darren G. Davis & Alex Amezuca. Covers by Billy Dallas Patton & Lee Kohse. War has been declared. The Olympians are choosing sides and the pantheon is being torn apart. In a bold move The 10th Muse makes a power play for the ultimate prize: Zeus's throne - but not if Zeus has anything to say about it. The war for Olympus has begun and the winner will control the fate of mankind. This is the first installment of 'God War,' a multi-title story arc including Isis, Orion, and the rest of the Odyssey.
52 WEEK #3
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
Written by John Ridley Art and cover by Georges Jeanty & Karl Story With the revelation of the New American's identity, racial tensions in the CDC reach a boiling point! In a desperate attempt to quell any tensions with the American public, Wes helps devise a desperate, dangerous plan to win support for America's new hero: stage a real life-and-death battle with the most vicious super villain ever 'created'!
by Johny Ryan This new issue of Angry Youth Comix begins with our protagonist Loady McGee diving head-first into the world of dating, only days after his unwitting, long-term girlfriend has left for an internship in New York. We follow his awkward and often humiliating attempts at connecting with several young women, all of whom happen to have blonde hair and blue eyes. We also watch the life of Loady's best friend, Sinus O'Gynus, take several dramatic turns for the worse. The issue closes with another cliffhanger of sorts, setting the stage for a major shift in Loady's life and the story itself.
Written by Simon Furman Penciled by Jorge Lucas Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO Godthab Omega: a nothing planet in a backwater bit of the cosmos. Right? Wrong. In fact, something is very wrong on Godthab, a malign presence drawing in cosmic entities like flies to a web. Ronan's been snagged too, and he's not happy about it. In fact, he's going to do something about it... right after he deals with the 'deadliest woman in the Universe,' Gamora! And, as if that impending confrontation weren't enough to shake Godthab to its core, here comes the Annihilation Wave...
by Various 'CAR-AZY': Talk about the 'squeaky wheel getting the grease'! When Mr. Lodge complains that his classic car won't be repaired in time for the big car show, Archie makes him a deal - Archie's granddad and his friends will fix the car in exchange for Archie borrowing one of Mr. Lodge's cars for the prom! 'Coaster to Coaster': The gang make quite a splash, literally - on the amusement park's new 'Soaker Coaster' ride! 'The Plot Thickens': It's the oldest plot in the world: boy meets girl! But with Archie the leading man, you can expect the plot to have lots of twists, turns, thuds, and 'oops!'
Written by Marc Sumerak Art & Cover by Gurihiru Cover by Gurihiru When one of billionaire Tony Stark's greatest inventions is stolen, it's up to the invincible Iron Man to track it down... unless, of course, Power Pack beats him to the punch! But is Jack Power really looking to save the day or is he just hoping for a hefty reward?
Written by James Robinson Art by Don Kramer & Michael Bair Cover by Simone Bianchi The Penguin takes center stage in Part 6 of 'Face the Face,' the 8-part story crossing over with DETECTIVE COMICS! But can the Penguin survive Harvey Dent's new brand of justice? Only Batman and Jason Bard can uncover the answers in time to save the Penguin's life!
Written by Gail Simone Art by Paulo Siqueira & Robin Riggs Cover by Terry & Rachel Dodson The Society pulls out the big gun: Prometheus! Can the Huntress outwit a kidnapper who's got the skills of thirty assassins and an escape route to the Ghost Zone?
Written by Reginald Hudlin Penciled by Scot Eaton Cover by OLIVIER COPIEL 'Bride of the Panther,' part 3 of 5 T'Challa has put his cards on the table. His heart -- and a seat on the Wakandan throne -- is Storm's, if she'll just accept his hand in marriage. Question is, does she want it? With a Super Hero Civil War ready to explode in the U.S. and snakes in his own court preparing to make their moves, the road to the altar could not be more complicated.
Written by RICHARD K. MORGAN Penciled by SEAN PHILLIPS & BILL SIENKIEWCZ Cover by BILL SIENKIEWCZ Hot on the tail of Richard K. Morgan's searing comics debut comes the further dark exploits of Natasha Romanova, the original Black Widow. Some say she's a traitor, some say she's a murderer...and what most say about her isn't even printable. But nobody denies that the former Cold War spy is a force to be reckoned with. The last man foolish enough to send killers after her paid the highest price, but his friends on Capitol Hill will ensure that Natasha doesn't get off easy...and not even Col. Nick Fury can protect her this time. Meanwhile, the survivors of Natasha's last tirade start coming back to haunt her...and they're beginning to join forces. Also featuring a guest appearance by Daredevil! Richard K. Morgan is the Phillip K. Dick Award-winning sci-fi author of Altered Carbon, Broken Angels and Market Forces. Returning to BLACK WIDOW is comics legend Bill Sienkiewicz (ELEKTRA: ASSASSIN), joined by Eisner Award-nominated artist Sean Phillips (Sleeper). Read the red-hot sequel to the story praised by Entertainment Weekly, Ain't It Cool News, SFX Magazine and more! Collects BLACK WIDOW: THE THINGS THEY SAY ABOUT HER #1-6.
Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers Art by Cynthia Martin & Phil Moy Cover by Duncan Rouleau The exciting new series written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers continues in an issue with guest art by Cynthia Martin (WONDER WOMAN, Star Wars, Hero Squared) and a cover by Duncan Rouleau (ACTION COMICS, JLA)! As the Beetle struggles with his new skills, trouble comes looking for him at 100 miles per hour!
by Rauch, Thompson, Williams, Calero, Haley, & Stribling RETURN OF THE SCREW: Part 1-Everyone's favorite adventurer/surgeon/rock star is back, just in time to save the world one more time! Along with his Hong Kong Cavaliers, Banzai must battle more than one surprise arch enemy, each with their own motives, but all acting in concert to bring Banzai (and the universe as we know it) to his knees! All this action comes sandwiched between a couple of great rock and roll guitar solos, a few surgical procedures, a crazy gun battle on land and air, Buck's one chance for the ultimate revenge, his soul in turmoil, all the chicks digging him, engineering synchronicity, pretty toilets, a human pickle, and a giant sombrero! It just doesn't get more fun than this!
Lightning McQueen is a hotshot rookie race car, driven to win the coveted Piston Cup Championship. McQueen jumps on the interstate towards California where a tie-breaking race will determine the ultimate winner. When McQueen's impatience causes him to get separated from his driver, he struggles to find the interstate and tears through the forgotten Route 66 town of Radiator Springs, demolishing the town's main street in the process. With the race just days away, McQueen is arrested and forced to slow down for the first time in his life. As he gets to know the town's offbeat characters, he learns the importance of teamwork and friendship-and discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line. Key Selling Points: • Timed with June 7 theatrical release • Cine-Manga's previous Pixar book tie-ins were smash successes: The Incredibles sold 100,000 copies, Finding Nemo sold 220,000 copies. • Pixar movies are enormously successful. Cars follows an unprecedented string of Hollywood hits: The Incredibles did $624 million in worldwide box office, Finding Nemo did $837 million. • The movie stars the voices of Paul Newman, Owen Wilson and Bonnie Hunt, guaranteeing new publicity angles and star power. • The book will focus on highlights from the film and give special details about each car's character and side story.
Written by Scott Roberts, Jim Alexander, and Sholly Fisch Art by Cindy Morrow, Mike DeCarlo, Robert Pope and Jeff Albrecht Cover by Pope Mojo Jojo has had it with the Powerpuff Girls - so he's taking them to court! Can they handle the verdict? Plus, Grim has often thought Billy and Mandy would drive him crazy, but now he's actually in an asylum!
Written by Will Pfeifer Art by David Lopez and Alvaro Lopez Cover by Adam Hughes The new Catwoman turns to a longtime JSA member for training, but is the East End ready for a brutal, violent heroine? And Selina questions her decision to step away from her life as Catwoman. But it's too late to go back…isn't it?
Written by Greg Rucka Art by Jesus Saiz Cover by Lee Bermejo The thrilling new series by Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN), Jesus Saiz (OMAC PROJECT) and cover artist Lee Bermejo (LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL) continues! The race is on to become the world's most super-powered nation - and when that nation is China, the new Checkmate faces its biggest challenge ever!
A.Y. Jalisco, lonely for too long, decides to change her love life for the better. But her plans are ruined by the gender-shifted Guadalupe, who puts Jalisco's life in danger while seducing her man. Her bad luck continues when she's attacked by a hulking brute looking for information on a man she doesn't even know! Carlos Trillo's spellbinding tale continues, with art and cover provided by comics star Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets).
This issue, Dirk Deppey sits down with Terry Moore, the cartoonist behind Strangers in Paradise! Learn the story behind the story of Francine and Katchoo, and find out how Moore survived the self-publishing battleground of the 1990s. Also, Mike Catron interviews Teen Titans' creator Bob Haney. Plus, a comics section reprints rare works from the medium's rich history. To wrap things up, you get all the news, commentary and criticism you've come to expect from America's most respected magazine about the cartooning arts.
The dread power of Thoth-amon achieves devastating new heights as the young sorcerer sets in motion a plan to place the kingdom of Stygia within his serpentine grip. Having ingratiated himself to a weak-willed heir to the crown, Thoth undertakes the systematic elimination of any who would stand in the way of the fool's assent to the throne. Yet, there is one in the Order of Ibis who grows suspicious of Thoth's solicitous relations with the prince and the increasing amount of royal blood mysteriously spilt. Will this young priest discover the truth about Thoth in time to save the King, or will the snake-god Set sink its fangs into the last, best hope for peace in a war-torn land? Conan's greatest adversary matures into a mighty doer of evil in this penultimate issue of the series chronicling Thoth's origins for the first time!

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray Art by Dan Jurgens & Palmiotti Cover by Daniel Acuña The mystery within Blüdhaven deepens in the new, twice-monthly miniseries! When a door-to-door search uncovers the body of a comatose hero, things suddenly become more complicated. And trouble begins when Major Force arrives, and the secret behind the government's chilling new SHADE agency is uncovered!
Written by Ed Brubaker Penciled by Michael Lark Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS Award-winning creators Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark's debut story 'THE DEVIL IN CELL BLOCK D' hits a turning point! With all the prison gangs against him, Matt Murdock turns to unlikely allies in his quest for the truth. And as Kingpin returns to Gen-Pop, Ryker's Island teeters on the edge of an explosion, and Matt can either give it a push, or remember the man he used to be. Meanwhile, Ben Urich and Dakota North hunt whoever is running around Hell's Kitchen pretending to be Daredevil!
by James Patrick, se7enhedd, & J.M. Ringuet It's the Old West. Death is a drifter, and when he rides into town it means somebody is going to die. This time, he's parked at the saloon in Dillinger, and the local banker is convinced Death is there to claim his ill daughter. The banker will attempt to stop the inevitable, even if he must confront Death himself.
Written by Tony Bedard Pencils & Cover by JIM Calafiore 'WORLD TOUR: HEROES REBORN' Part 1 (of 2)! The beginning of the end starts here! The tour of duty is about to reach its earth breaking conclusion! The Exiles track Proteus to the world of Heroes Reborn. Big man-chests and bigger action await them on a world that was never meant to be made!
by Jason M. Burns & Bryan Baugh Twigs Dupree recently acquired the gift of immortality and has chosen to play hero. Shoot him in the head and he'll keep walking. Strangle him with a wire and he'll keep talking. Send him up against a killer that views entrails as Christmas tinsel, and for the first time since he got his powers, Twigs will wish he were dead.
Written by Karl Kesel Pencils & Cover by Lee Weeks The Invisible Woman is dead! As Reed cradles his murdered wife, lost in grief, and Ben rampages after Sue's killer, Johnny defiantly decides to do whatever it takes- no matter the cost or consequence- to see his sister alive again. What he does will change the way the Fantastic Four look at him forever. 'A Death in the Family'-- not a dream, not a hoax... and not to be missed. Includes bonus Fantastic Four issue #245!
by Dave Sim Mind Games issue! Following Cerebus examines the Mind Games/Cerebus Dreams/Odd Transformations issues, and the roles they play in the development of the Cerebus storyline! Also in this issue: 'Chester Brown vs. Dave Sim: Mind Games of the Avant Garde,' a Sim interview, rare art, and Sim's always-interesting 'About Last Issue.' Plus a spectacular wraparound Sim/Gerhard cover!
by Boothby & Kazaleh Gather 'round and hear tell of the three 'deliverers' who fell from the sky, and liberated the good and filthy people of Bottingham... and of the metal rebel who threw off the chains of oppression and over taxation and without faint heart challenged the dastardly sheriff…the one who robbed from the rich, gave some to the poor, and kept most of it for himself… Robot Hood! Hear ye! Hear ye! Futurama Comics will set you free this May!
Written by Geoff Johns Art by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos Cover by Simone Bianchi 'Revenge of the Green Lanterns' continues! Hal Jordan once left his fellow Lanterns for dead. Now he's discovered they're alive, and he'll do anything to rescue them from their horrible prison. But what heroes have begun to distrust Jordan? And what are they planning to do about it?
written by MARK SABLE art & cover by PAUL AZACETA The world's super-powered children have been kidnapped, held ransom in exchange for the powers of their crime-fighting parents...but by who, and why? These questions and more are answered in this super-sized finale, where Jonathan must choose between getting the powers he's always wanted and saving the lives of his friends.
Written by Walter Simonson Art and cover by Howard Chaykin Hawkgirl's back on patrol in St. Roch, trying to rein in the rising gang violence plaguing the city. But when one gang called the Lizard Kings starts messing around with voodoo summonings, it's going to be even tougher for her to stop them!
Written by Denise Mina Art and cover by Leonardo Manco Part 5 of acclaimed novelist Denise Mina's startling 7-part tale 'Empathy is the Enemy' brings Constantine face to face with Cole's ex-wife Charlie. But when he follows her to the house where she lives, he finds a strange and frightening surprise that will only draw him closer to Steve Evans' trap.
Written by Daniel and charlie Knauf Penciled by Patrick Zircher Cover by Adi Granov 'The List' While an unknown assassin continues to target a globe-spanning hit list, an enhanced Tony Stark continues to test the waters of his new powers. The international trail heats up in this newest installment in Iron Man's now-monthly series! Part 2 of 6.
Written by Stuart Moore Art and cover by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti Part 3 of the 4-part 'The Fall and Rise of Vandal Savage!' Desperation sets in as Vandal Savage moves closer to death's door... and Alan Scott continues to avoid his wrath! But Savage's latest scheme just might hit the Golden Age Green Lantern too close to home…
written by GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN art by RICK REMENDER & HILARY BARTA cover by GEOF DARROW CHAPTER ONE: 'TWAS THE FIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS' After the apocalypse no one is safe - even at the North Pole. After tragedy strikes, Santa withdraws from life and turns his back on Christmas. When he finally emerges from seclusion, the old world is gone forever and as Santa struggles to find his way in a post-apocalyptic world, can he find a way to save Christmas too? This true story of the last Christmas is action-packed, funny and sad. It stars Santa, the Elves, a good boy, lots of naughty marauders and of course, Gary the Snowman.
Written by Tom DeFalco Pencils & Cover by Pat Olliffe At last! The long awaited sequel to last year's surprise hit, the sold-out LAST HERO STANDING, which Ray Tate of Silver Bullet Comics called 'a comic book mini-series that's worth buying!' For centuries beyond reckoning, Galactus has consumed entire worlds to satiate his never-ending quest for sustenance, but now he has a new plan--one which may threaten the very existence of the entire Universe! Featuring: the mighty Thor, the Warriors Three, the Avengers, Spider-Girl, the Fantastic Five and the Shi'ar Imperial Guard!
Written by Mark Waid Art by Barry Kitson, Kevin Sharpe, Georges Jeanty, Dale Eaglesham, Ken Lashey and various Cover by Kitson A new volume collecting LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #7-13! As the team suffers infighting, the dream of a United Planets dissolves into hopelessness. Only a brawl between the Legion and the agents of Terror Firma can halt the coming invasion - but it's not without a great sacrifice!
written by TIM SEELEY art by NATE BELLEGARDE & MARK ENGLERT cover by STEFANO CASELLI In the near future, the United States is ruled by bloodsucking vampire hordes. Only one man can end their reign of terror: JESUS H. CHRIST. A tale of war, love, religion and severed heads, the controversial LOADED BIBLE answers an age-old question: 'What Would Jesus Do?' Answer: He'd kick vampire ass.
Written by Brian Azzarello Guest art by Danijel Zezelj Cover by Marcelo Frusin The story of Ruth Cutter-Wes's wife and partner in crime-is not a glamorous one. But then again, very few women living during the Civil War or reconstruction had it very easy. In this stand-alone issue, Ruth's secrets are revealed, showing the brutality of the era, and memories that haunt her.
Written by Brian Azzarello Art and cover by Marcelo Frusin Don't miss this collection featuring issues #1-5 of the Western series for a new millennium created by Eisner award-winning writer Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS). With HELLBLAZER artist Marcelo Frusin, Azzarello tells the tough-as-nails saga of Wes Cutter, combining all the bloody action and atmosphere of a Sergio Leone film with the provocative storytelling of HBO's Deadwood.
by Various Mineshaft has been manfully filling the counter-cultural magazine niche since 1999 when counter cultural magazines were supposed to no longer exist. Mineshaft is devoted mostly to comics but occasionally branches off into other alternative arts and cultural nooks and crannies. This issue features a Frank Stack front cover, a travelogue about Antarctica with Foolbert Sturgeon; the filthy, filthy tale, 'The Adventures of Dirty Diana!,' Bill Griffith's 'Griffy's Top 40 List On Comics And Their Creation,' Bruce Simon's nostalgic look at old movies and growing up in L.A. in 'Movie Daze,' new sketchbook drawings by Robert Crumb, and more!
by Monte Cook & Caanan White Sheva Callister has retired from her former life of 'treasure hunting' and hiring out her sword, but a powerful noble in the city of Ptolus wants her back in the game. Her job - to steal a special brooch with the help of the ghost of her dead partner, Parnell. But a violent clash at the scene of the burglary leaves Sheva wondering if she's been set up... and if something deeper and darker is going on in the city by the spire.
by BRIAN BOLLAND, FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO, PHIL HESTER, DAN JURGENS, JONATHAN LUNA, RON MARZ, PATTON OSWALT, JAMES A. OWEN, ERIC POWELL, GREG RUTH, MATTHEW SMITH & WILL VALLEY cover by JORDAN RASKIN One of the most revered and award-winning comic anthologies of all time returns the way it began…as a MONTHLY series! As always, each issue allows the best creators a showcase and also introduces readers to the best young talent available.
Written by Brian Michael Bendis Pencils & Cover by Mike Deodato The secrets of HOUSE OF M have come back to bite the Avengers right on the collective butt. as the Avengers fight a fight they cannot win, S.H.I.E.L.D. does the impossible and arrests Spider-Man!!
Written by Chris Claremont Pencils & Cover by Michael Ryan 'BLACK MONDAY' Black Tom is back! Why doesn't he look like tree? And how does he keep that goatee looking so darn great?! The answer to all these questions and more in this issue of New Excalibur! Plus the return of the Dark X-Men! Part 2 (of 2)!
by Capcom Based on Capcom's award-winning Oni Musha franchise, the New Oni Musha: Night of Genesis manga is the prequel to the brand new Oni Musah: Dawn of Dreams video game that features brand-new tales from feudal Japan, available in English for the first time! The cherry tree and the petals of its blossoms have symbols deeply rooted in Japanese culture for centuries. Linked to magic, luck, love and life itself, the cherry tree was revered, even in ages long since passed. In this adventure-filled tale, that reverence turns to fear as cherry trees begin to mysteriously grow out of control!
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Penciled by TOM GRUMMETT Cover by TOM GRUMMETT There is a new superhuman team the government can't trust whose roster is made up of questionable choices. Unaccountable. Uncontrollable. Unknown. So the Commission on Superhuman Activities has a 'request' for the New Thunderbolts -- take down the New Avengers! You know what that can only lead to... Songbird vs. Captain America! Photon vs. Sentry! Radioactive Man vs. Iron Man! Speed Demon vs. Spider-Man! Atlas vs. Cage! Joystick vs. Spider-Man! Place your bets, pick your winners, but know that the only sure outcome will be nasty throw-downs and long-term ramifications in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Plus: the new Squadron Sinister brings down the house, M.A.C.H. IV's mysterious recruitment drive continues, the new Swordsman vs. Baron Zemo and more! Collects NEW THUNDERBOLTS #13-18.
Written by Warren Ellis Pencils & Cover by Stuart Immonen 'The joy h.a.t.e. club' It has been proven: NEXTWAVE is better than soap! NEXTWAVE has super heroes. Soap doesn't. NEXTWAVE has Dirk Anger and his evil organization H.A.T.E.. Soap? Nope. NEXTWAVE has a battle between H.A.T.E. and Nextwave in #4. Soap is only at #2 with no H.A.T.E. at all! NEXTWAVE has all of your family members held ransom. Soap doesn't even know your family. Four out of five dentists prefer Nextwave to soap. In fact, they were so emphatic in their preference, they beat up the fifth dentist and he fell in line. So five out of five dentists prefer NEXTWAVE. So will you! Part 1 (of 2)!
by Orson Scott Card, Jake Black, & Adriano Batista Patience is a slave in the court of King Oruc, the daughter of his most trusted advisor. She is also a highly skilled diplomat and assassin, two skills she'll need to put to use when her father dies. After all, Patience is the rightful heir to the throne, and the seventh seventh seventh daughter of her planet's first ruler... someone who is destined to bring about the destruction of civilization as they know and it bring back the creatures known as the Wyrms. But can she survive long enough to fulfill her destiny? And does she even want to?
by Derek Hunter In the final installment of 'Brainwash Escape Victims,' the Pirate Club gears up for its final showdown with the 'destroyer of imagination,' Santa Claus! In a magical realm such as the North Pole, imagination can manifest itself in strange ways, but can the Pirate Club save Christmas for future generations?
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Art & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING The wildest story in POWERS history continues. Wilder than an all-monkey issue? Wilder than melting Warren Ellis' face off? Wilder than making Deena a murdering power? YES!! Check out this Eisner Award-winning series from NEW AVENGERS writer Brian Bendis!
PVP #26
Written by SCOTT KURTZ Art & cover by SCOTT KURTZ Scratch and Skull. They're the new odd couple. A super-intelligent cat bent on world domination and his bumbling Troll owner who has to try to keep him in line. My's a premise that can't fail. Look out, Garfield. Step aside, Marmaduke. There's a new animal on the comic strip scene ready to appeal to the lowest common demoninator...all the way to the BANK!
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?
written by FRANK ESPINOSA & MARIA TAYLOR art & cover by FRANK ESPINOSA 'HISTORIES' The Journey continues. After Rocketo is reunited with his crew, a mythical figure appears to reveal the true history of the Old World and the story of the Hidden Sea. Meanwhile, the villainous Scarletto finds the deadly Robot and makes his plans.
by Bryan Lee O'Malley Ramona's 3rd evil ex-boyfriend, Todd Ingram, is currently dating the former love of Scott Pilgrim's life! Envy Adams broke Scott's heart a year and a half ago. Now she and her evil art-rock band are back, and they're getting Scott's band to open a show two days from now! That's just enough time for Scott to fight Todd, keep Ramona happy, fend off demented ex-girlfriends, and practice that new setlist. Right?
by John Daly Fantagraphics Books is proud to announce the debut collection of John Daly, the first book the company has published by a South African cartoonist. Daly's cartoons, offbeat, hallucinatory, and often hilarious, seems descendant from the substance-induced work of Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, Victor Moscoso, and S. Clay Wilson, filtered through the artist's own unique vision and sense of the absurd. Stories alternate between full-color and black-and-white, and range from representational Jim Jarmusch-like scenarios to wild visual excursions, albeit linear ones.
Written by Gail Simone Art by Brad Walker & Jimmy Palmiotti Cover by Karl Kerschl Edited by Tom Palmer Jr. From the pages of the smash hit Villains United comes the 6-issue miniseries Secret Six, written by Gail Simone (BIRDS OF PREY, JLA CLASSIFIED) with art by Brad Walker (DETECTIVE COMICS) & Jimmy Palmiotti with covers by Karl Kerschl (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN)! They're a mysterious team - with a confidential roster - that walks the line between good and evil…and takes on the dirtiest, craziest missions in the DCU. And their first mission is to rescue one of their own from a North Korean prison before he's executed!
Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN 'FERAL' The kid gloves are off! With one Lizard down and one to go, and Man-Wolf and Vermin still on the loose, Spider-Man dons his new costume to even the odds. But what role does...Madame Web play? And what's going on between the Black Cat and the Puma? Part 4 (of 5).
Written by Dan Slott Penciled by PAUL SMITH Cover by GREG HORN CIVIL WAR TIE-IN! CIVIL WAR threatens the rights of every American super hero. So whose side will Marvel's top superhuman lawyer fight for? And how can she possibly choose, when she feels one way as She-Hulk, and another as Jen Walters?
by Micah Gunnell, Jason Gorder, Beth Sotelo & Michael Turner Hilarity ensues with the debut of the What If Mafia! If you've ever decided to listen to that little voice inside your head, with the What If Mafia around, now is not the time! However, all isn't fun and games in Theo's neck of the woods, as someone, or something conspires against him. If the old adage that goes 'what you don't know doesn't hurt you,' then unfortunately for Theo, this unknown could be downright deadly! From Michael Turner, the same creative mind that brought you Fathom and Soulfire, comes this brand new 12-page zero issue of Shrugged! Loaded with tons of additional sketches and an exclusive sneak peek at Shrugged #1, don't miss out on the first break out hit of 2006!
Written by Allen Warner Art and cover by Alé Garza & Richard Friend Continuing the action-packed new series by Allen Warner (NINJA BOY), Alé Garza (BATGIRL, NINJA BOY) & Richard Friend (THE AUTHORIY)! Three days ago young Skye's world was suddenly pulled out from under her. After a vicious attack on her village she was bound, gagged and carried off into the forest by a mysterious wizard. Now she must regain her freedom in time to save her niece and nephew…before they find themselves in the belly of a magical beast!
SPAWN #156
written by DAVID HINE pencils & cover by PHILIP TAN inks by DANNY MIKI Just what is up with those twins? Things get seriously out of hand and Spawn is forced to break off his battle with Kali when he senses that Wanda's life is in danger. Elsewhere, Zera forms a new alliance. God is not in his heaven and all is wrong with the world.
Written by KEVIN SMITH Penciled by TERRY DODSON Cover by TERRY DODSON The mysterious disappearance of an old friend brings Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, to New York in search of answers, and a certain web-slinging ex-lover of hers is following the same trail. How long will it take before they do some...catching up? Collects SPIDER-MAN/BLACK CAT: EVIL THAT MEN DO #1-6.
Written by Sean McKeever Penciled by Takeshi Miyazawa & VALENTINE DELANDRO Cover by Takeshi Miyazawa It's the start of a special two-part flashback story featuring guest artist Valentine Delandro! Mary Jane Watson wasn't always the girl she is today. How did she become the sort of person to push her problems away rather than face them? And how is it that Peter Parker, Spider-Man and Spidey's origin itself all play pivotal roles? See the birth of the greatest modern super hero like you've never seen it before!
Peter David (w); Joe Corroney (a); Corroney, Howard, Murphy, Wight (c) Fan-favorite author Peter David continues with the third installment of the centuries-spanning Spike saga. With Darla a prisoner of the Third Reich, Spike must become an agent of Hitler and help deliver gypsy tribes into the hands of the Nazis-forcing our vampire hero into an unlikely and uneasy alliance with his foremost rival, Dracula. Artist Joe Corroney will also provide covers for all five issues, as will variant cover artists Zach Howard, Sean Murphy, and Eric Wight.
Written by J. Michael Straczynski Pencils & Cover by Gary Frank Hyperion! Doctor Spectrum! The Blur! Power Princess! The most powerful team on the face of the earth - the Squadron Supreme - has embarked on it's first mission! But when the group falls under the control of an evil general, will this first mission end in catastrophe?
by Terry Moore The countdown to the final issue begins! 'I can have both!' Francine once said, but when Brad finds out the meaning behind the Francine's lily tattoo he strongly disagrees and gives his wife an ultimatum, him or Katchoo. Who will Francine choose? The answer will shock you!
Written by Mark Waid Art by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray Cover by Kitson Where did Supergirl come from? Whatever happened to Brainiac 5, and just what did he do with Dream Girl's body? Who is Dream Boy? Plus, which of the Legionnaires has a secret identity - as a Science Police officer?
by Francis Lee, John Crabtree, & Mike F. This internationally popular comic book now finds itself launched in the U.S. with series two, as Sarah and Midnight continue their quest for the evil Raxton and, in the process, discover a link between the corrupt politician Senator Redford and the renegade General Raines... who are both diverting badly needed medical supplies for their own financial gain. Cover by Stefano Mendoza.
Written by Geoff Johns Art and cover by Tony Daniel & Kevin Conrad In Part 3 of 'The New Teen Titans,' the team is forced to make a trip across the world and into the bizarre Dayton Manor, headquarters of the Doom Patrol! But the Brotherhood of Evil isn't far behind. Meanwhile, Robin discovers a secret about one of the new Titans.
Written by Douglas Rushkoff Art by Peter Gross & Gary Erskine Cover by Liam Sharp The series calls 'impossible to put down' delivers the mind-bending 2-part story 'West of Eden,' featuring guest art by Gary Erskine (THE FILTH) & Peter Gross (LUCIFER). Decades ago, young Alan Stern may have created life - inside his laptop. Now, he's about to discover the terrible consequences of playing God.
Issue 1 sees Thrud, everyone's favourite axe-wielding pin-headed oaf, facing old adversary To-me Ku-pa, in a skull-splitting tale of mayhem, magic, minotaurs and root vegetables! Now, for the first time outside the UK, Carl Critchlow (Batman/Judge Dredd, Lobo, Magic the Gathering) presents his Eagle award winning full colour comic - THWOP!
Written by Dave Gibbons Art by John Higgins Cover by Gibbons As a life hangs in the balance, Jack Jaxon must choose whether his allegiance lies with his young friends…or with the living embodiment of the old Norse gods who once again walk the Earth!
by Kevin McShane To celebrate Toupy's role as an extra in the hottest superhero book in town, Toupydoops and Teetereater hit LA's famous Sunset Strip for a night of carousing. Will Toupy fit in among the trendy and fashionable? And what happens when a drunken suitor hits on Teeter's girl? It's an evening of fun and fisticuffs in the land of the Beautiful People as the boys share 'A Date With The Night.'
by Grevioux, Castellani, Lemos, Vargas, & Tartaglia Keldegarde, a young Valkyrie, finds the heroic in the most unusual places. When she returns to Valhalla with her latest warrior, she unwittingly starts a chain of events that will change the face of Norse mythology forever. The adventure of a lifetime begins here!
(W) Ron Marz (P) Mike Choi (Col) Sonia Oback (Cov) Tyler Kirkham When Ian Nottingham returns, Sara must chose between the life she knows, or a possible life at Ian's side. Of course, first she has to survive the horde of assassins intent on killing them both! And where does Sara's partner, Detective Patrick Gleason, fit into all this? The threads Ron Marz and Mike Choi have been weaving since the beginning of their run start to come together as issue #100 looms only a few months away!
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM Pencils & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS CIVIL WAR TIE-IN 'Vendetta,' Part 1 of 6 Marc Guggenheim, a veteran writer for TV's The Practice, Law & Order, and most recently, CSI , is joined by fan-favorite artist Humberto Ramos (SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN) for this CIVIL WAR tie-in arc. In the aftermath of the Riverbank Tragedy, Logan makes it his personal mission to take down the man responsible. No sooner does he begin his hunt, however, than he discovers that someone else is stalking the same prey: a mysterious trio whose identity -- and disturbing mission -- will come as a shock to many! If Logan's unsettled by who these guys are, then just wait until he discovers who they answer to!
Written by Peter David Penciled by ARIEL OLIVETTI Cover by Ryan Sook 'Two Meetings, One in Person, One Not.' Think it's tough to convince fans that one of Marvel's mighty mutants was genuinely killed in action and never returning? Try convincing one of X-Factor's members, lost in denial over the death of a loved one. Meanwhile, Jamie Madrox has his first face-to-face confrontation with Mr. Tryp, the mysterious head of Singlarity Investigations...and let's just say it doesn't go very well for Madrox.
Written by Peter Milligan Penciled by Nick Dragotta Cover by Michael Allred If you thought your life was a living hell, you ain't seen nothing yet! Doctor Strange has literally gone to hell to dish out a little justice, supernatural super hero style! And like any good crew, Dead Girl, Mister Sensitive, Ant-Man and the Phantom Rider have his back... But will it be enough to keep a dead villain down where he belongs? Or will The Pitiful One and his cohorts - including Miss America, Mysterio, Kraven The Hunter and The Anarchist -- have what it takes to defeat our do-gooders and join the land of the living once again?
by David Alvarez, Richard Cruz, & Rangely Garcia Zacha goes crazy, exploding everything anytime she sees a firecracker! This is one 'explosive' issue, and no one's safe when the iguana stands close to anything flammable!
by John Taddeo & Keron Grant Simon Bane wants to kill him. The NSA wants the alien suit. His pretty neighbor Brittany has mapped out plans for the Zoom Mobile, Zoom Signal, and the Fortress of Zoom... Myles just wants his life back! It's Zoom's first big faceoff with Simon as they throw down on the streets of Myles's neighborhood! Just as the battle gets heated, the suit begins to power down! Learn the huge weakness of the Zoom Suit - and some cool new powers! - in this action-packed follow-up issue, penciled by industry fan-favorite Keron Grant! Plus: Simon's alien secret is revealed! Covers by Bart Sears and Keron Grant.



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