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by Tony Consiglio Meet Cathy, Gerty and Sasha, three friends with one thing in common: their absolute obsession with the boy band, 110 Per¢ ('110 Percent'). Unfortunately, deception is getting the better of them, and in the course of this story, relationships will crumble, laws will be broken, and lives will be shattered. Watch as these three friends lie, cheat, and steal to try and get closer to a boy band, only to end up further from reality. From the fan-favorite creator of Doublecross, Tony Consiglio now brings to us a humorous and scathing commentary on the American obsession with celebrity culture.
52 WEEK #7
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid Breakdowns by Keith Giffen Art by various Backup feature by Dan Jurgens & Art Thibert Covers by J.G. Jones The series filling in the gaps of the DCU's lost year continues! In WEEK 5, illustrated by Chris Batista & Jimmy Palmiotti, It's a mystery in space and a surprise so unexpected that even the cover is top secret! WEEK 6, with art by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose, features the debut of some major players, as Green Lantern discovers the world's newest sensations: China's own super-hero team! Booster Gold sells out in WEEK 7, illustrated by Ken Lashley & KWL Designs! But he's sure to see the same people on the way down that he met on the way up! And WEEK 8, with art by Eddy Barrows & Rob Stull, puts the spotlight on John Henry Irons…Man of Steel! With Superman gone, can he stop the never-ending schemes of Lex Luthor? Plus, 'The History of the DC Universe,' backup feature continues each week by Dan Jurgens and Art Thibert! 52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman…but not a year without heroes.
Written by Grant Morrison Art and cover by Frank Quitely Jimmy Olsen, the Daily Planet's 'Mister Action,' is young, brilliant, and reckless! For this week's story he must become the director-for-a-day of P.R.O.J.E.C.T. With top agents assigned to protect him, he's looking forward to an easy day of jet-setting and international liaisons all in the name of scientific discovery. Instead, P.R.O.J.E.C.T. receives a terrifying directive - to take down a rogue Superman!
written by MARK SMITH art & cover by DAN HIPP The Amazing Joy Buzzards return in their sexiest and sleekest collection yet. Just as their world tour takes full swing, destiny forces our intrepid trio to track down the nefarious Spider Syndicate! Will they be able to overcome the deadliest menace the world has ever seen? Not if Tesla's Ray, Martian invaders, a Devil Mummy Hipster and an army of Midget Luchadores have anything to say about it! COLLECTS THE AMAZING JOY BUZZARDS, VOL. 2 ISSUES 1-5.
Jeff Mariotte (w); David Messina (a) Joss Whedon's classic character returns for his next all-new adventure! When a strangely familiar, seemingly vampiric figure is spotted killing victims in Los Angeles, Angel, alone in semi-retired retreat while he figures out what's next for him, is lured back to the city to put a stop to the string of slayings. The case will reunite the vampire with a soul with old friends and old enemies-but it's impossible to tell which is which! Written by Angel novelist and comics writer Jeff Mariotte (Angel: The Curse) with full art and colors once again provided by David Messina (Angel: The Curse). If you've been waiting to see Angel's supporting cast join him on a new comic book adventure, this one's for you.
Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING Penciled by KEV WALKER Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO GUEST STARRING QUASAR! Escaping ahead of the overwhelming Annihilation Wave, Nova and his companions Drax and Cammi find shelter on a colony world where the population is engaged in a panicked evacuation effort. But can even the power of Quasar and an alien armada keep the innocents safe when the hostile forces roll in? Is it time for Nova to stop running and start fighting back? Or, for the sake of the Universe, is that the LAST thing he should try?
by Various 'The Cheap Date': A lesson in Archie economics: even when you're out of cash, you can always run out of more! 'Giving Orders': Tired of the nickname, 'Mister Mess-up,' Archie bets Reggie that he can handle any difficult task... and has a difficult time winning that bet! 'Let's Get Campy': Spooky campfire stores have Archie spooked as he chaperones campers on a dark and scary night!
by Kuhoric, Sharpe, Moore, Lee, Bradshaw & Camuncoli He's dismembered Deadites in every form, but never faced a creature born of undead legend. Gathered from the darkest and most remote corners of the globe, the monsters have assembled under the vengeful hand of Dracula to lay siege to the new world. New York is being bled dry by a plague of vampires and Ash must battle the Inner Wolf, the Soulless Man, the Curse of the Ancients, and the Prince of Blood himself before they turn the city that never sleeps into a hotbed of the living dead. Only a bumbling second fiddle monster hunter and our own chainsaw-wielding hero can recover the artifact with the power to destroy the vampires forever. But Ash's disbelief in the monsters of old may be the gateway to his downfall and their ultimate victory. Grab your crucifix and the spare shotgun shells - this is one over-the-top monster mash you don't want to miss!
Written by JOSS WHEDON Pencils & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY 'TORN' Move over Astonishing X-Men...there's a new club in town and their name is...'Hellfire.' In this issue, after secretly lying in wait for months, they make their move! Part 3 (of 6)!
Written by Gail Simone Art by Paulo Siqueira & Robin Riggs Cover by Brian Hurtt 'Progeny' reaches its shocking conclusion! Two bearers of the same name square off - but which one's got the hidden past and which one's got the murderous future?
Written by Howard Chaykin & David Tischman Art by David Hahn Cover by Chaykin Risa Del Toro's behind bars, but the drinks are on the big house when a vampire girl gang drops the soap and starts a deadly shower room catfight. The secret identity of Yama's sadistic lover is revealed, and Macavoy's batting a thousand. When a road-side assault leaves him with the gift that keeps on giving.
Written by ED BRUBAKER Pencils & Cover by STEVE EPTING The startling new Cap arc, 'Twenty-First Century BLITZ' continues its roller coaster ride through the streets of swinging London, as the acclaimed creative team of Brubaker and Epting turn the action way up! Cap and Union Jack have stumbled onto a new enemy that turns out to be tougher than expected, while Spitfire tries to find out what the Kronas Corp. is constructing under the city... and while all this goes on, the Winter Soldier stalks his prey!
Written by MATT FRACTION Art & cover by GABRIEL BÁ Meet Casanova Quinn: scoundrel, thief and international man of leisure. The death of his twin sister ignites a cosmic blackmail scheme that forces Cass into the mind-bending life of a super-secret agent. Realities smash together, setting father against son, Us vs. Them and launching this slipstream sci-fi espionage epic!
(W) David Wohl (P) James Raiz (C ) Kevin Senft Statesman and the Freedom Phalanx must team up with the mysterious new hero known as Foreshadow, as well as the rest of his team, to face the Banished Pantheon and HUNDREDS of super-powered villains!!! But what is the Pantheon's plan? And what does it have to do with the Circle of Thorns and an ancient and powerful scroll? These answers and many others will begin to be revealed in this issue.
Written by Chuck Dixon Art by Andy Smith Covers by Smith and Ethan Van Sciver A unique hero gets a new beginning in this miniseries spinning out of the hit RED SONJA/CLAW THE UNCONQUERED: THE DEVIL'S HANDS, with an unbelievable debut issue that sports an alternate cover by GREEN LANTERN artist Ethan Van Sciver! Claw finds himself working as a mercenary when he learns of a dark prophecy that centers around him...and he sets out to explore this sinister destiny. But what secrets and unspeakable evil lie before him? Find out as RED SONJA/CLAW THE UNCONQUERED artist Andy Smith is joined by writer extraordinaire Chuck Dixon (Team Zero, Nightwing) in this bold new series! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Andy Smith and Ethan Van Sciver (approximately 50/50 split).
by Johnny Ryan In these 120 raunchy, parody-packed pages, Ryan mocks every kind of comic imaginable. Comic Book Holocaust skewers characters of all types, from newspaper strip icons and alternative favorites to the stars of Manga, sci-fi, kid's, and superhero comics. This hilarious and irreverent sketchbook collection continues the Johnny Ryan brand of gleefully perverse humor.
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola takes over writing duties on Conan for a three-part story adapting one of Robert E. Howard's legendary 'lost' story fragments, 'The Hall of the Dead'! Pursued by a small army, Conan heads for shelter in the ancient ruins of a forgotten city, lured by a flimsy rumor of treasure. Instead, he finds the fallen idols of twisted gods and a lot of croaking creatures. Luckily, frogs are no match for a Cimmerian . . . right? From artist Cary Nord and comics visionary Mike Mignola comes one of the weirdest tales ever cooked up by Howard, taking Conan on an adventure far darker, and slimier, than he's ever faced before. • From master storyteller and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola!
Ancient evil dawns upon the land of Stygia in this horrifying conclusion to the origin of Conan's greatest adversary, Thoth-amon! After a lifetime of scheming plots, bloody rituals, and murderous betrayals, Thoth-amon achieves his dark destiny as a dreaded sorcerer of the snake-god Set, and his ultimate display of power will devastate a nation and test the will of those dedicated to protecting a world lost and broken. It is the birth of a darkness beyond reckoning, and an unexpected finale to a story that has permanent ramifications for the Conan mythos!
Eisner award-winning writer Kurt Busiek (JLA/Avengers, Astro City), Eisner award-nominated artist Cary Nord (Daredevil), and Eisner award-winning color artist Dave Stewart (Ultimate Fantastic Four; DC: The New Frontier) continue their groundbreaking run on Dark Horse's best-selling Conan series with an adaptation of one of Robert E. Howard's greatest Conan tales, 'The Tower of the Elephant'! Fed up with both civilization and mysticism, Conan travels to the infamous City of Thieves to take out his frustrations. When a bar fight uncovers the legend of the impregnable Tower of the Elephant, he becomes determined to rob it, setting out on a quest unlike any he's undertaken-one that will involve new comrades, sudden death, horrifying creatures, and gruesome unsettling fates for both gods and men. • Busiek and Nord-with a special appearance by legendary illustrator Michael Wm. Kaluta (Books of Magic, Lucifer)-chronicle a seminal adventure in Conan's life. • Collecting Conan #0, #16-17, #19-22. • The hardcover edition is exclusive to Direct market and will be printed to order.
by Jason McNamara & Tony Talbert Alicia's life as a typical suburban misfit takes a horrific turn as her dreams begin to alter reality. She quickly finds herself orphaned, pregnant, and on the run from a pharmaceutical police state. Now she's fighting to stay awake and restore the world she once knew.
He's ba-aaaack! Cal McDonald-the hair-triggered, smart ass, tough guy, private dick monster hunter comes back to Dark Horse this month, and he's brought his strangest nemesis with him. Horror maestro Steve Niles collaborated with fantastic artist Kyle Hotz (Marvel's Manthing, Dark Horse's Billy the Kid ) to bring to vivid, spooky life Cal's first-ever encounter with a real-deal golem. From the folklore of Jewish mysticism, the earthy homunculus is given shape and purpose by a grief-stricken father, out to exact vengeance on the man who attacked his daughter. In a bizarre twist of fate, the golem is loosed on the world with no master and only one known purpose-to kill! Cal's gotta do whatever it takes to stop this marauding hunk of clay from a pointless killing spree or . . . or, there's gonna be a pointless killing spree!
Written by STAN LEE & DAVID ANTHONY KRAFT Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA & MIKE VOSBURG Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA She's been an FF member, an Avenger and the sharpest attorney in the superhuman halls of justice! Now, see her savage starting point in this complete compilation of her first series! Jennifer Walters takes her first thundering steps into stardom against mobsters, monsters and a super-villain who's his own best team lineup! Featuring the Man-Thing, the Man-Wolf and the Man-Elephant! Guest-starring members of the Defenders! Collects SAVAGE SHE-HULK #1-25.
Written by NEIL GAIMAN Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR. Cover by RICK BERRY Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. 'ID' You are thousands of years old. You have amazing powers. You have watched civilizations rise and fall-- so why does no one remember any of this? Bestselling Author Neil Gaiman (Marvel: 1602, Anansi Boys, Sandman) is joined by superstar artist John Romita Jr. (Amazing Spider-Man, Wolverine) to bring you the eagerly-awaited event of 2006-ETERNALS!! Ike Harris has dreams of adventures, love affairs and betrayals, but no one involved remembers or believes him. And who is trying to kill him to keep him from talking about it?
Written by Brian K. Vaughan Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister Cover by Tony Harris Eisner Award-winning co-creator Tony Harris returns for Part 1 of the controversial new 4-part story 'Smoke Smoke.' As Mayor Hundred makes difficult decisions about New York City's marijuana laws, the former super-hero must also deal with a brazen home intruder terrifying Manhattan's citizens.
Peter David (w); J.K. Woodward (a & c) You're an angel and you've just monumentally pissed off God. Stripped of your wings and pretty much everything else, you're sent hurtling to Earth and crash land in a desert, where you're found unconscious by passing Arab nomads. How do you handle what happens next? Come up with your own answer, and then compare it to that of Lee, the Fallen Angel. Written by New York Times Best-selling author Peter David (Spike: Old Times) with art by J.K. Woodward.
written by RICK REMENDER art & cover by TONY MOORE When down and out alien exterminator, Heath Huston stumbles upon an extraterrestrial legion of amoebas preparing to annihilate the Earth, he's forced to choose between the bottle and resuming his roll as a peace keeper, as the Last Fear Agent. Written by critically acclaimed scribe RICK REMEMNDER (SEA OF RED, STRANGE GIRL) and drawn by Eisner nominated artist TONY MOORE (THE WALKING DEAD, Vertigo's EXTERMINATORS), Fear Agent combines the esthetic elements from all three of the genre's that made EC comics the high water mark of sequential storytelling, science fiction, war, and horror. Taking readers to lush new worlds populated by the likes of jellyfish super brains, wild ape men, and rickety robots bent on domination.
Written by Paul DeMeo & Danny Bilson Art and cover by Ken Lashley Variant cover by Andy Kubert The Flash is back. And in this landmark issue written by Paul DeMeo & Danny Bilson - creators of the groundbreaking TV series The Flash - and illustrated by Ken Lashley (LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, Age of Apocalypse), one of the biggest questions of 2006 is answered: Who will wear the ring? INFINITE CRISIS aimed a mortal blow at the legacy of the Fastest Man Alive - but what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger! Be here for a historic chapter in the legacy of The Flash!
by Greg Weisman & David Hedgecock If you've missed Goliath, Demona, Brooklyn, Xanatos, and the rest, check out this comic based on the popular Disney/Buena Vista animated television series of the 90s! Stone by day, warriors by night, the Gargoyles were betrayed by those they had sworn to protect. Now here in modern Manhattan, the spell that held them frozen for a thousand years is broken, and the Gargoyles live again!
by Larry Hama & Pat Quinn In the face of growing threats to freedom, the U.S. creates an elite team of soldiers to become a daring new anti-terrorist force: G.I. Joe! Finally revealed is the recruitment of the original 13 agents, and the missions that happened before G.I.Joe #1! Also, a deadly anger brews in the heart of a frustrated used car salesman. Cobra is coming! Three issues of classic military action written by the man who started the whole saga!
Written by PETER DAVID & GREG PAK Penciled by JUAN SANTA CRUZ & AARON LOPRESTI Cover by RYAN SOOK What is the untold story of the battle between one of the strangest superhero teams in the Marvel Universe and the engine of destruction known as the Incredible Hulk? See ol' Purple Pants go toe-to-toe with Angel, Ice-Man, Ghost Rider, The Black Widow and Hercules in a story that holds a key to Post-PLANET HULK events! By legendary Hulk scribe Peter David and Juan Santacruz. PLUS! A PLANET HULK INTERLUDE! Bruce Banner makes his first appearance on Planet Sakaar - and battles the Hulk for his body and soul! What secret is the Hulk hiding? What terrible truth does Banner reveal? And who will triumph in this ultimate showdown? By Greg Pak and Aaron Lopresti. Also: Re-presenting the outstanding INCREDIBLE HULK: THE END by Peter David and Dale Keown.
written by JOSHUA LUNA art & cover by JONATHAN LUNA Whodunit?!
Because you demanded it - Josh Lesnick's popular web comic strip is collected in handy graphic novel form! Girly follows the adventures of Otra and Winter, a romantic odd couple living in Cute-Town. When Otra isn't busy shooting people into space, she reluctantly acts as Winter's 'sidekick' - completely against her will. Wacky comedy, tender romance and surreal oddness abound in this hilarious and off-beat strip!
Written by Geoff Johns & Dave Gibbons Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy Collecting the best-selling 5-issue miniseries! With the Guardians of the Universe back, the time has come to re-form the fabled Green Lantern Corps. While some familiar ring-wielders return to duty, others are recruited - and not everyone appreciates being drafted!
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 Allen Poe. Each issue features three adaptations -- lovingly 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 #2: 'Tell-Tale Heart'... 'Spirits of the Dead'...'Eulalie'...and 'The Lake.'
Written by Denise Mina Art by Leonardo Manco Cover by Lee Bermejo Novelist Denise Mina's debut story 'Empathy is the Enemy' nears its climax in an issue featuring a cover by artist Lee Bermejo (LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL). Constantine searches for his missing companion, Chris Cole, and finds a trail of secrets that leads straight to Steve Evans - and Constantine's own death. Mina 'works wonders' with this tale, says Entertainment Weekly.
Have you finally done it? Self-Published your own comic book? Well, it doesn't stop there! The final issue of Devil's Due President Josh Blaylock's 'how to' series concludes with 'Hit the Pavement,' explaining what is necessary to keep the momentum going for promoting your comic or manga series.
by Melody Nadia Shickley & Janet Tanirala Anna Covello is a high school drama teacher whose best friend is an American correspondent in Bosnia, who gets killed in Sarajevo. Anna is shocked to find out that all of her friend's fortune is left to her, including her ten-year-old son, whom Anna never knew about.
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover by RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE Collecting the status quo altering storyline 'A DIFFERENT WORLD' running from issues 25-30. Mark is brought to another planet in order to save it. Is he their only hope - or the source of the worst disaster to ever befall them?

Written by Stuart Moore Art by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti Cover by Gulacy 'The Fall and Rise of Vandal Savage' concludes! Trapped in Savage's lair, Alan Scott must escape before he falls victim to his dying foe's wrath. But when you're up against a man who has been planning his revenge for centuries, getting out alive won't be easy.
Story by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross Script by Krueger Art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross Cover by Ross Things look bad for the Justice League as the best-selling maxi-series by Jim Krueger, Alex Ross & Doug Braithwaite continues! The villains-turned-benefactors are in the ascendant, while the most powerful League members are conveniently out of the way!
F. Paul Wilson (w); Matthew Smith (a&c) The keep had stood empty in the Transylvanian Alps for 500 years. No one knew who built it, or why. But on the eve of WW II, German soldiers move in and awaken something-something hungry… something as merciless as the SS einsatzkommandos accompanying them. Noted horror writer F. Paul Wilson adapts his own New York Times bestselling novel and is joined by Matthew Smith (Hellboy) on art in this, the story that the Providence Journal called, 'A battle between good and evil that staggers the imagination, with an ending as exciting as any horror fan could wish!'
by C.J. Henderson In Full-Color! Her name is Lai Wan, and if you let her stand in the same room as you, your every dark secret, your every dark mistake - every damning bit of shame and regret within your soul - will be hers to do with as she pleases. Desperate to stop a serial killer, the police begrudgingly enlist her aid. But what began almost as a joke, bringing a so-called 'psychometric' sleuth onto the case, soon spirals far out of their control as Lai Wan's own desire for revenge against the killer goes well beyond any earthly sense of 'justice.'
Written by TOM DEFALCO Pencils & Cover by PAT OLLIFFE The sequel to the critically acclaimed LAST HERO STANDING continues--! A major Marvel Universe character dies! The Great Elders and Comic Powers of the Universe launch a desperate attack against Galactus! The citizens of Earth are ordered to evacuate the planet! New York City is targeted for destruction! The Silver Surfer joins the fray! And the action hits overdrive as the Avengers, Spider-Girl and the Fantastic Five prepare to make their final stand!
by Todd Meister & Jennifer Feinberg There's a saying about Vegas - 'Las Vegas: The Armpit of the West.' Or maybe it's 'Las Vegas: Lose It All and Go Home Bankrupt.' Either way, Scrowlie and friends have arrived. Scrowlie's ability to lose her savings at the nickel slots is called into question, though, between dodging vegan vampires and pyrate punx. And is that a hungry Moloch lurking beneath the glitz?
by Thomas F. Zahler Abby's new guy, Mark, seemed perfect, but she wasn't expecting three little words. No, not 'I love you.' Those she was waiting for. 'I'm a superhero'? Not so much.
Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by Mike Huddleston Kirk Langstrom is gone, and only the beast that is Man-Bat remains! Without any humanity left, the murderous beast is more dangerous than ever before, but the secret identity of the person pulling the strings behind the scenes may be the most shocking revelation of all!
Written by Marc Andreyko Art by Javier Pina & Fernando Blanco Cover by Stephane Roux Manhunter makes her peace with the past and discovers her true abilities - even as a new villain cuts a swath through L.A.!
Written by Jeff Parker Penciled by Manuel Garcia Cover by AARON LOPRESTI Hulk hate big-head Leader! Him try to be all green like Hulk but just have big head! And use Abom- inashu--- other green guy Hulk hate! Them in for surprise, 'cause Hulk have friends too! Hulk is a REVENGER!!!
Written by SEAN McKEEVER Penciled by MIKE NORTON Cover by MIKE NORTON Rising-star artist Mike Norton joins his GRAVITY cohort, Eisner Award-winning writer Sean McKeever, for the all-new, all-ages, all-action fun! Guest-starring Doctor Doom and the Fantastic Four! Collects MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #9-12.
Written by MICHAEL HOSKIN, STUART VANDAL, RONALD BYRD, JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, SEAN MCQUAID, MARK O'ENGLISH, ANTHONY FLAMINI & MADISON CARTER Masked men, lawmen, dudes, owlhoots and vigilantes! From the battle of the Alamo to the dusty streets of Tombstone, the men and women of the West that was are finally unearthed in this scrapbook of memories from the personal collection of the modern-day Phantom Rider! Featuring entries on the Black Rider, Tex Dawson, Gunhawk, Kid Colt, the Masked Raider, the Outlaw Kid, the Phantom Rider, the Rawhide Kid, the Steam Rider, the Two-Gun Kid and more!
Written and illustrated by Fred Gallagher CMX. CMX is proud to present the latest, long-awaited collection of Fred Gallagher's popular MEGATOKYO. The story continues in Volume 4, presenting chapters 5 and 6 from the popular online webcomic - in print for the first time! Obsessed anime/manga fan Piro and his friend Largo - a hardcore American gamer - adapt their highly unique perspectives on reality to life in Tokyo. While Piro stumbles around the edges of a girl he finds himself growing closer to, Largo unexpectedly crashes like a comet into the life of her reclusive friend. Chaos reigns in the streets of Tokyo and on the digital plane as they are drawn deeper into the worlds of two very different girls. This volume also contains exclusive bonus material, including an expanded version of the short story 'Circuity.'
by Various The fourth volume of the critically-acclaimed anthology, Mome, is here with all-new stories from Gabrielle Bell, Anders Nilsen, David Heatley, John Pham, and Kurt Wolfgang. Find out why Time called Mome 'the best comics anthology of 2005!'
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO The Collective: the Conclusion! The Avengers are face to face with a power greater than anything they have ever faced before... on the island of Genosha! Guest Stars galore as the ghosts of the House of M attack!
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL RYAN 'SO WHY IS IT I'M NOT DEAD?' Part 1 (of 2)! Dazzler died. But for some reason, it didn't stick? How is this possible? Dazzler and the New Excalibur teams attempt to find out what has happened to her. The answer will shock you!
written by JAY FAERBER art by JON BOSCO cover by GABE BRIDWELL The Blackthornes' latest activities have landed the family of super-villains in the public spotlight in a way some of them weren't prepared for. Meanwhile, Rusty and Zephyr realize their individual quests have a strange connection.
Written by Leila Strachan Art and cover by Christopher Cook & Al Nickerson The hit webtoon that began on America Online's KOL site and jumps to Cartoon Network this summer comes to comics! She's a princess, an exchange student, and a super-spy! Jump aboard for the adventures of Princess Natasha, the girl who must foil all the plots brewing against her beloved kingdom of Zoravia!
by Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, & Pablo Marcos Red Sonja's second stunning arc - 'Arrowsmith' - by writer Michael Avon Oeming and artist Mel Rubi, concludes with this issue! And as the D.E. crew heads into issue #12 and their next exciting story arc, they'll be presenting a surprise that will have to be seen to be believed! Oh, and it'll all be kicked-off with a Jim Lee cover! 'Nuff Said! Ships with four covers in an equal ration by: Pat Lee, Mel Rubi, Randy Queen, and Pablo Marcos!
(W) Fiona Avery (Art) Brent Anderson (Col) Brian Buccellato (Cov) Brent Anderson Laurel Darkhaven's story comes to its inspiring conclusion through a web of international intrigue and torn loyalties where the smallest of things can utterly change the world. Fiona Avery and Brent Anderson close this chapter of the Rising Stars saga with a fast paced, explosive tale!
ROBIN #151
Written by Adam Beechen Art by Freddie E. Williams II Cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins The new leader of the League of Assassins wants Robin - not as a victim, but as a member! And the job offer is more tempting than you might think!
Written by Vito Delsante, Robbie Busch and Scott Peterson Art by Joe Staton, Horacio Ottolini, Robert Pope, Scott McRae and Scott Neely Cover by Staton Join the Mystery, Inc. gang as they take a trip to Brooklyn to uncover the mystery of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade! Then it's a reality show ruckus as the Scooby gang gets lost on a tropical island. And who ya gonna call when a famous pop star gets visited by aliens? Scooby-Doo, of course!
Written by Joe Kubert Art and cover by Kubert The six-issue mini-series concludes in dramatic fashion! It's been a long, hard road, but Rock and Easy Co. have finally arrived with their precious cargo intact. Leaving the sprawling countryside behind, they must navigate the narrow, Nazi-occupied streets of Riga to deliver their 'package.'. It's not a question of will they survive…it's a question of what happens next.
by JIM VALENTINO, SCOTT WHERLE, CARLOS RODRIGUEZ PEDRO ANGOSTO, THE SHARP BROTHERS & JUAN cover by THE SHARP BROTHERS 'PAST LIVES' Four stories! Four creative teams! NO ADS! Welcome back CARLOS RODRIGUEZ, who draws the tale of Halcón Sombrío in Mexico 1519, as told by PEDRO ANGOSTO. The tale of Hawk and his bird Shadow in London 1830, as written and drawn by THE SHARP BROTHERS. Also, the tale of ShadowHawkGirl, New York 1974, as told by SCOTT WHERLE and drawn by JUAN FERREYRA. Plus, a framing sequence written and drawn by creator JIM VALENTINO! You won't want to miss this issue!
Written by Bill Willingham Art and cover by Willingham The second installment of the new title written and illustrated by Bill Willingham (FABLES, DAY OF VENGEANCE)! An entire town is held hostage, and no conventional heroes can rescue them…it's up to the Shadowpact!
VIZ Media's monthly manga magazine, Shojo Beat, offers vast quantities of serialized shojo manga appearing in the United States for the first time. In addition to tons of beautiful artwork and compelling storylines from well-known manga creators, Shojo Beat offers quality editorial on Japanese trends, art, news, fashion, and culture, plus interviews, how-tos, and more! Shojo Beat is a hip, fun, informative read that will appeal to newbies and manga fans alike. Rating: T+
Written by Jerry Coleman, Bill Finger and Otto Binder Art by Curt Swan, Wayne Boring, Al Plastino and Kurt Schaffenberger Cover by Swan & George Klein The second Showcase spotlighting the Silver Age exploits of Superman features ACTION COMICS #258-275 and SUPERMAN #134-145! The Man of Steel faces off against a wide array of threats, from the impish Mr. Mxyzptlk to the deadly alien Brainiac to the utterly incomprehensible Bizarro.
written by BOB TINNELL art & cover by BO HAMPTON The tension can be cut with a straight-razor in this brooding tale of supernatural terror penned by Robert Tinnell (The Black Forest) and drawn by Bo Hampton (Castle of the Bat). This book marks Hampton's return to the Graphic Novel medium after eight years.
by Boothby & Costanza Having deprived the citizens of Springfield of electricity one too many times, and discovering his popularity at an all-time low, Mr. Burns decides to win back the public with a weekly television show giving one lucky person a chance to become his protégé. Who will become…'The Flunky'? Toady trumps tyrant this June! Includes a hum-diddly-dinger of a door hanger featuring friendly neighborino Ned Flanders.
The future of Star Wars is here in an all-new series set more than a century after Return of the Jedi and the New Jedi Order! The Jedi Temple is attacked, an Emperor is betrayed, and the Sith are born anew! A lot can happen in a hundred years, but all of the above happens just in this first issue! Not since Luke Skywalker first stepped aboard the Millennium Falcon has the galaxy seemed like such a vast, exciting, dangerous place! This is a perfect jumping-on point for any reader-an epic beginning to an untold chapter of the greatest adventure in the universe!
The Empire has infiltrated the command ship of the Rebel fleet with a sleeper agent-and he's just woken up! Now, the lives of everyone onboard are in jeopardy, along with the entire Alliance cause. Too bad the young hero Luke Skywalker is nowhere to be found. Having received a coded message from Imperial officer Janek 'Tank' Sunber, Luke's hijacked a shuttle against orders, determined to find his old friend-even if it means delivering himself straight into an Imperial trap!
by J.M. DeMatteis & Mike Ploog The Stardust Kid moves from Image Comics over to Boom! Studios! With K.M. and Nathaniel kidnapped by The Woman, Cody and Alana continue their search for the mysterious Stardust Kid: Before they're done, they'll encounter murderous insects, inscrutable plant spirits and a Living Fire that will burn away everything Cody knows - finally revealing the astonishing truth about the Stardust Kid. But will the Kid's magical emergence come too late to save the world Cody knows... and the family he loves?
by Tony Lee, Sam Hart, Rod Reis, & Kieran Oats As the planet falls apart around them and the bugs invade their only safe haven, Tamari's Tigers face the very chilling fact that they may not survive - while Tanner makes a shocking discovery. This issue features a 6-page first-look preview of the forthcoming second series with art by hot newcomer Mike Bowden.
Written by Jeph Loeb Art by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund Cover by Michael Turner Superstar writer Jeph Loeb (SUPERMAN/BATMAN) and the red-hot art team of Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund join forces to deliver the adventures of Superman's cousin from Krypton, the one and only Kara Zor-El! Spinning out of the megapopular hit SUPERMAN/BATMAN: SUPERGIRL, this volume collecting SUPERGIRL #0-5 tells the story of Supergirl's whirlwind tour of the DCU! Along the way, she encounters the JSA, the Teen Titans, the Outsiders, and the JLA - but will she be an ally or enemy to the world's heroes?
Written by Mark Verheiden Art by Kevin Maguire Cover by Ethan Van Sciver New writer Mark Verheiden (SUPERMAN) makes his debut with a story that spotlights Power Girl and Huntress, featuring art by Kevin Maguire (JLA CLASSIFIED) and a cover by GREEN LANTERN's Ethan Van Sciver! Can an all-different World's Finest team save Superman and Batman as an old villain commits his final act of revenge? Get ready for a thrill-ride full of unexpected twists!
Story by Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris Script by Marc Andreyko Art by Wellington Dias Cover by Adam Hughes Writer Marc Andreyko (MANHUNTER) is joined by artists Wellington Dias (Touch) for a special focusing on Lex Luthor! In a world suddenly without a Superman, how does the Man of Steel's greatest foe prove his genius?
Written by Joshua Dysart Art by Enrique Breccia Cover by Eric Powell Swamp Thing has vowed to protect the fragile community that has grown around him. But with the Floronic Man unleashed in the swamp, monsters terrorizing the city, and his own wife and daughter in danger, will it all come crashing down around him?
by Jim Lawson This all-new 4-issue mini-series picks up immediately after the events of the Tales of the TMNT #5! Blinded and depressed, Leonardo seeks to take a break on the rooftops of New York. But an unfortunate misstep leads to a tragic series of events that culminate in a face-off between the Turtles and the New York City Police Department! This one's not to be missed!
Written by Douglas Rushkoff Art by Peter Gross & Gary Erskine Cover by Liam Sharp Concluding the 2-part 'West of Eden.' Adam and Eve were banished by the gods from the primordial garden. Now their sins sins are revisited upon their sons Cain and Abel. As his present-day conflict with Dr. Green intensifies, Alan Stern must decide which of those brothers to emulate.
Ben Templesmith (a) Tommyrot: (tom•my•rot) -n. 'Utter foolishness and nonsense.' Welcome to one of the more beautifully horrific collections of foolishness and nonsense you'll ever see. This special over-sized edition collects many of the major images and covers from artist Ben Templesmith, as well as many never before seen unpublished paintings and personal work, including looks behind the scenes into the artistic process he uses.
Written by MARK MILLAR Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH 'GRAND THEFT AMERICA' The penultimate issue of volume two gives us answers to long-standing mysteries and brings us closer to the epic conclusion to 'Grand Theft America'! With the traitor revealed and the Triskelion in ruins, the remaining Ultimates must unite to defeat an invasion force bent on establishing a new world order. But with the team shattered, who will lead the charge? Part 5 (of 6)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by ROGER CRUZ Cover by MARK BROOKS 'THE FIRST FOURSAKEN' It all ends here! Pyslocke and her brother fight for the fate of the universe! When fighting impossible odds, what will help the X-Men destroy something that cannot be destroyed?! Part 3 (of 3).
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by CLAY HENRY Cover by LEINIL YU This X-Men special features Storm as she faces the most important crossroads of her life! How does she react to T'Challa's proposal of marriage? How will it affect her role with the X-Men? Will she be able to lead two different lives at the same time. This leads into next month's BLACK PANTHER / STORM WEDDING!
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO & BILLY TAN Cover by BILLY TAN In the wake of HOUSE OF M, Marvel Girl's emotions are heating up! Faced with a future she thought was destroyed, Rachel Grey will find out just what she's really made of when her entire family is placed on the intergalactic wanted list! Now, the X-Men are the only thing that stands between the Greys and their extraterrestrial executioners! Collects UNCANNY X-MEN #466-471.
by Carl Barks, Daan Jippes, & Kari Korhonen In a much-requested Carl Barks classic, Scrooge takes a sea voyage for his health… only to be imperiled by the Beagle Boys and 'The Mysterious Stone Ray!' Fan-favorite Kari Korhonen outlines Gyro Gearloose's 'Creative Impulse'; then Barks and Daan Jippes team up for 'Bottled Battlers,' featuring Magica De Spell. Finally, Scrooge creates 'Something Out of Nothing' in a tale by Tomas Kolodziejczak.
by Adam Cogan & Ryan Cody With the threat of exposure looming over his head, Charlie Cobb is blackmailed into teaching Nick Corrigan how to use his old Hardliner armor... though he'd rather rip the kid's throat out than help him. Nick is a fast study, despite several suspicious training 'accidents.' Meanwhile, a mysterious FBI agent investigates the murder of Nick's former boss, and informs Nick's girlfriend Sam that her boyfriend could be the killer.
(W) Ron Marz (P) Adriana Melo (I) Mariah Benes (Col) Sonia Oback (Cov) Penciling sensation Adriana Melo (Star Wars: Empire, Birds of Prey covers) makes her Witchblade debut! All the pieces for next month's landmark issue #100 start falling into place around NYPD detective Sara Pezzini. Her former police partner, Jake McCarthy, awakens from his coma and seems to be his normal self. But appearances can be deceiving, as Jake hides a dark and dangerous secret that will threaten not only Sara, but all of New York City and perhaps the entire world! See why Paperback Reader rates Witchblade A+ and says, 'If you missed the last ten years, now is a good time to get on board for the next ten. Witchblade hasn't been this good - ever.'
Written by George Pérez Art by Pérez, Art Adams, Brian Bolland, John Bolton and various Cover by Pérez The fourth and final volume collecting the incredible run by comics master George Pérez (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS)! Wonder Woman must face a god among men! This volume collects WONDER WOMAN #20-24, plus ANNUAL #1, featuring a host of comics' greatest artists!
by Andrew Cosby, Michael Alan Nelson, & Greg Scott From the creator of this summer's Sci-Fi Network TV Show Eureka, Andrew Cosby! A team of researchers drift on the ocean, lost, in their quest for an enigmatic island that's never been explored. Washing on its shores, they find a dense, terrifying jungle populated with animal and plant life that has evolved along a completely different path. What secret does this isle hold? In the tradition of Jurassic Park, but with creatures more likely to have been designed by alien designer H. R. Geiger!
Written by C. B. CEBULSKI Pencils & Cover by KYLE BAKER A re-imagining of the tragic origin of Professor Xavier and Magneto! In the ancient African tale, 'The Friendship of the Tortoise and the Eagle,' dangerous circumstances cause two pals to take violently different life paths. This tale of friendship and fate is masterfully illustrated by Eisner Award-winning comics legend Kyle Baker (Why I Hate Saturn, Captain America: The Truth, Plastic Man)!



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