Arriving Wednesday 6/7/06

52 WEEK #5
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.
by Various Plato! Nietzsche! Bodhidharma! Ayn Rand! Thomas Jefferson! St. Augustine! Freud! Jung! Joseph Campbell! They're not just history's greatest thinkers... they also make great comics! Collects the sold out Action Philosophers #1-3 into one mega-econo-size edition.
Scott Tipton (w), Mike Norton (a), Mike Norton, Walks, Kohse, Stamb (c) It's just another day at the office at Wolfram & Hart, which usually means only one thing: every man for himself! When a most lethal legal maneuver strikes down one of the associates, Wesley realizes that the path to Fred's affections might once more be clear - but can he live with the ramifications? And advice from Spike, of all people, probably isn't helping matters…
Written by KEITH GIFFEN Penciled by RENATO ARLEM Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO GUEST STARRING THANOS! GUEST STARRING GALACTUS! Can even the combined might of the ex-heralds of Galactus stand against an all out assault by the Annihilation Wave? It gets worse. Thanos, the near omnipotent mad Titan, commands the Annihilation wave assault. It gets EVEN worse. With the heralds otherwise occupied, a shocking character moves to strike at Galactus! You don't want to miss this one! No. Really. You don't.
Roommates Ethan Baxter and Vincent Darko still don't realize that they're archenemies in their super-powered guises. They just know that they hate each other! But when tragedy strikes, comicdom's ultimate odd couple must set aside their differences to hit the road and . . . move into a mansion?? PLUS: Vincent has a cute sister, Ethan has a nightmare, and Star Fighter and the Underlord go head-to-head in the middle of an impromptu gang war. If you like fights, laughing, or stories about people, you MUST read this comic! Written by Drew Melbourne, with pencils by Yvel Guichet (Batman: Harley Quinn; X-Men Unlimited) and inks by comic book veteran Joe Rubinstein (at least one-third of your comics collection).
by Dan Clowes Art School Confidential follows Jerome, an art student who dreams of becoming the greatest artist in the world. The short comic story by Dan Clowes that was originally published in his comic book series Eightball, tbut with an entirely new narrative only tangentially resembling the original comic. For this book, the strip will be presented in full-color for the first time. This scrapbook/screenplay also features the shooting script for the film adaptaion, including several scenes edited out from the final cut. It also boasts two full-color sections jammed with photos, artwork, and many other surprises.
Written by Andrew Helfer Art by Tan Eng Huat Cover by Pat Lee Batman's early career very nearly goes up in smoke as the various aspects of his civilian life and his heroic mission explode like wildfire! In the end, either Bruce Wayne - or Batman - may have to 'die'!
Written by Sam Kieth Art and cover by Kieth As he presses Batman on what his mysterious secret is, the Joker reveals one of his own. Meanwhile, Mooley is kidnapped and threatened with exposure for a past indiscretion. All this and more in the penultimate issue of the shocking miniseries by Sam Kieth!!
Written by Judd Winick Art by Doug Mahnke, Shane Davis, Eric Battle and others Cover by Jock Collecting the stories of the Red Hood from BATMAN #645-650 and BATMAN ANNUAL #1! Jason Todd has seemingly come back from the dead as Gotham's newest vigilante, and his violent ways pit him against the Dark Knight - but not before Jason takes hostage the very person responsible for his death: The Joker!
by Harold Sakuishi Koyuki is left alone after Izumi graduates. Loosing Izumi is the least of his problems because he still faces Hyodo's bullying. In spite of everyone's doubts, Koyuki's guitar playing skills are quickly getting better. Koyuki continues to remain victorious in the eyes of the naysayers. Hyodo plots to humiliate Koyuki at school one more time. And, will Koyuki ever be good enough to make the band?
by Kathleen Webb & Jeff Shultz 'Leading Her into Temptation': Veronica introduces Betty to the new hunk in town so she can have Archie to herself… or can she? 'Are We Communicating': Archie and Adam feel like odd men out when their dates, Betty and Veronica, keep text messaging one another and ignoring them! 'What's Your Story': Kathleen Webb takes us inside the tortured mind of a writer with writer's block… one who must resort to letting her stars write the story!
by Tite Kubo Chad has stormed his way into the heart of the Soul Society, the Seireitei, only to meet his match in the devastatingly efficient Captain Kyôraku. Meanwhile, Ichigo struggles in his battle against Kenpachi Zaraki, the captain of the 11th company. Although Ichigo succeeds in drawing blood, the secret of Kenpachi's Zanpaku-tô may be his undoing. Before Ichigo realizes it, Kenpachi's blade has pierced his heart! Rating: T
Written by John Byrne & Will Pfeifer Art by Byrne & Dan Green Cover by Byrne It's the Demon vs. the Lord of the Damned…but which one's which?
While searching for an arcane text that could hold the secret to bringing Roger back to life, Dr. Kate Corrigan is trapped in a mysterious French village where a collector of occult objects has terrible plans for one of the B.P.R.D.'s most valuable assets. Meanwhile, back at B.P.R.D. headquarters, Johann Kraus reveals secrets from his past life as a medium, and a bizarre turn taken during one of his séances.
Carlos Trillo (w), Eduardo Risso (a) When it comes to luck, Mexican-born detective A.Y. Jalisco has a lot of it… all bad. Then Mel, a handsome and mysterious stranger, appears out of the blue and sweeps her off her feet. But the ugly realities of her professional life intrude when she must rescue a client from armed thugs… and lose her new love in the process. Carlos Trillo's spellbinding tale continues, with art and cover provided by comics star Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets).
Written by PAUL JENKINS Penciled by RAMON BACHS & STEVE LIEBER Cover by JOHN WATSON 'Embedded' There's a truth buried deep in the heart of every war, and reporters Sally Floyd and Ben Urich will be there, uncovering that truth in the midst of the biggest conflagration in the Marvel Universe! In the wake of the Stamford Disaster, the public cries out for Super Hero Registration. Are the costumed heroes of the Marvel Universe protectors or ticking time bombs? Find out here when Spider-Man has his say. And you won't want to miss as one hero makes public a painful secret. 'Accused' The lone survivor of the team that caused the Stamford Tragedy has been found. But living through one of the worst superhuman disasters in history may be the worst thing that could happen, as this vilified hero is placed under arrest for the deaths of an entire town. Unfortunately, the trouble's just beginning... Also, with the lives of Marvel's heroes in turmoil what opportunities lie for their nemeses? Norman Osborn has a few ideas... And, in 'Civil War Correspondence,' see stories inspired by tales of war correspondence throughout history!
Marc Silvestri and David Wohl (P) Marc Silvestri (Col) Steve Firchow (Cov) Marc Silvestri Until now, this story was only available in the Image Anniversary Hardcover. Now you can see the prequel to the current Cyberforce story arc for yourself! The origins of the entire Cyberforce universe are revealed here….. Marc Silvestri and David Wohl prove themselves a formidable team once again!
Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá are Brazilian twins who share an award-winning talent for comics and an abiding love of the medium. Following in the wake of brothers Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez and Tomer & Asaf Hanuka, Moon & Bá bring their considerable skills to Dark Horse in De:Tales, their first major American release! This collection of short stories features the pair working together, in tandem, or separately-trading off on the roles of writing and illustrating, sharing those roles, or flying solo. Brimming with all the details of human life, their charming tales move from the urban reality of their home in São Paulo to the magical realism of their Latin American background, living up to the twins' critical acclaim and proving that they are a talented pair to watch out for. Praise for the work of Moon and Bá: '. . . A perfect blend of fluid storytelling and contemporary style . . . A+.' -Tom McLean, Variety 'Packed with luscious allegorical imagery . . . '
Written by James Robinson Art by Leonard Kirk & Andy Clarke Cover by Simone Bianchi In Part 7 of the 8-part 'Face the Face,' the clues come together and the murderer of Gotham's villains is uncovered - but will it be too late for Harvey Dent?
Written by Brian Wood Art by Wood & Riccardo Burchielli Cover by Wood From indie comics icon Brian Wood (Demo, Channel Zero, GLOBAL FREQUENCY) and up-and-coming Italian artist Riccardo Burchielli (John Doe) comes the first volume of DMZ, collecting the first 5 issues of the series about the ultimate embedded war journalist trapped in a most unlikely war zone: the streets of New York City. In the near future, America's worst nightmare has come true. With military adventurism overseas bogging down the Army and National Guard, the U.S. government mistakenly neglects the very real threat of anti-establishment militias scattered across the 50 states. Like a sleeping giant, Middle America rises up and violently pushes its way to the shining seas, coming to a standstill at the line in the sand - Manhattan or, as the world now knows it, the DMZ. Matty Roth, a naïve young man and aspiring photojournalist, lands a dream gig following a veteran war journalist into the heart of the DMZ. Things soon go terribly wrong, and Matty finds himself lost and alone in a world he's only seen on television. There, he is faced with a choice: try to find a way off the island, or make his career with an assignment most journalists would kill for. But can he survive in a war zone long enough to report the truth?
Written by STAN LEE Penciled by JACK KIRBY, JOHN ROMITA, JOHN BUSCEMA Cover by JACK KIRBY Lee and Kirby spin the classics with characters and concepts that remain among Marvel's mainstays today! After being lorded over in Latveria by Doctor Doom, the FF face a new level of grudge match when the Thing is tapped for the fighting arena of gangster Skrulls! Featuring the enigmatic Inhumans, the Frightful Four, the Mad Thinker and other enduring opponents! Guest-starring Magneto and the Sub-Mariner! Plus: classic invasions from under the earth and under the sea! Collects FANTASTIC FOUR #84-110 and ANNUAL #7-8.
Written by Simon Oliver Art by Tony Moore Cover by Philip Bond Part 1 of the new 4-part story 'Insurgency.' Stretch and Henry get an emergency call to dispose of a black widow that's been terrorizing the clientele of a local S&M club. What Henry encounters there will change the course of his newfound mission in life.
Written by JOE CASEY Pencils & Cover by CHRIS WESTON More untold secrets of the FF's earliest days revealed! See Reed move the team into the newly-built Baxter Building -- and see the Thing's less than thrilled reaction! Meanwhile, the FF's first villain -- unknown until now -- finally makes his move! But will the fledgling team disintegrate before they get to confront him? Of course not, but order the book anyway...!
Written by ZEB WELLS Penciled by SETH FISHER Cover by SETH FISHER Mass panic has struck the streets of Tokyo! The media has initiated round-the-clock coverage. Uncontrollable crowds are choking the streets, and kaiju hysteria has gripped the island of Japan for the first time in 50 years! Because the Fantastic Four, the world's first super-hero big-monster battling squad, and playboy industrialist Tony Stark have descended on the Land of the Rising Sun! Zeb Wells (NEW WARRIORS, SPIDER-MAN/DOCTOR OCTOPUS: YEAR ONE) and Seth Fisher (Green Lantern: Willworld, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight) bring you a manic fusion of Marvel super heroes with Japanese pop culture that proves why the FF and Iron Man are big in Japan! It's an all-out romp with big monsters a-go-go as Droom, Giganto and Eerok, the giant ape -- along with hundreds of manic '50s Marvel monsters -- trample Tokyo's first-ever Kaiju Museum and Celebration! Collects FANTASTIC FOUR/IRON MAN: BIG IN JAPAN #1-4, plus the Seth Fisher-illustrated story from SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #8.
Written by PETER DAVID Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL WIERINGO 'JUMPING THE TRACKS' The Hobgoblin from the year 2211 returns to plague Spider-Man! The time-traveling troublemaker has tipped Spider-Man's life upside down by resuscitating a MAJOR character from his past. Now the wall-crawler must tangle with a foe who has already bloodied his talons with the murder of future Spider-Men and plots to further ruin Peter Parker's life. What chance does our web-slinger have to set things right-and what will be the terrible cost? Part 2 (of 3).
Written by GARTH ENNIS Penciled by DARICK ROBERTSON Cover by STEVE DILLON Fury and his small crew are trapped in a mansion, stuck babysitting captured German officers while enemy infantry closes in. To confuse matters further, their assassination target, German General Barkhorn, will need their protection if the captured Colonel Von Stehle is telling the truth about Barkhorn's secret conspiracy to remove Adolph Hitler from power. Can the commandos trust Von Stehle? They have a difficult decision ahead of them, and at stake is the conceivable end of World War II. But Fury and his comrades had better make up their minds quickly, because there's a tank on the front lawn and it's about to blow them to smithereens!
by J.C. Tyler & Ralph Tedesco In this issue two beautiful sisters compete for the attention of the hottest guy at school. When he chooses one over the other, a nasty fight erupts between the two siblings, threatening to shatter their sisterly bond. A trip to the world of Grimm Fairy Tales soon teaches the girls that blood is literally thicker than water. You won't want to miss this twisted retelling of the classic fairy tale The Robber Bridegroom. Featuring a cover by Al Rio.
Written by Steve Gerber & Mary Skrenes Art and cover by Brian Hurtt It's 49 years later, but what has become of Ethan and his struggle to survive the prison life? His saga comes to a touching conclusion in this series finale.
written by BENITO CERENO art by NATE BELLEGARDE & JACOB BAAKE cover by CORY WALKER Even ghosts tell stories...and the name whispered in hushed tones over the dying embers of campfires past is that of the drifter, the con man, the shaman, the witch doctor, the exorcist... HECTOR PLASM.
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover by RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE The trip to Africa is not going well. Mark finds himself torn between two lives: his normal life with Amber and his superhero life with Eve. Decisions, decisions…
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray Art by Dylan Teague Cover by David Michael Beck When an old acquaintance and fellow bounty hunter rides into town with an army of killers on his trail, he turns to Jonah Hex for help. And when the shootin' starts, truth and justice come with a heavy price.
JSA #86
Written by Paul Levitz Art by Rags Morales, Jerry Ordway and Luke Ross Cover by George Pérez The penultimate chapter of the storyline by legendary writer Paul Levitz (LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES) with art by Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS) and cover art by George Pérez (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS)! Hot on the Gentleman Ghost's trail, the JSA travel to London - only to walk into the Ghost's trap! Plus, more startling revelations come to light in the origin of the Gentleman Ghost!
Written by Adam Beechen Art by Rick Burchett Cover by Ty Templeton Gypsy's impetuousness causes Martian Manhunter and the rest of the JLU team to distrust her dire warnings. Can she convince them to listen when she learns that heads of state are imperiled by an army of giant killer robots?
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!
Like all great 'comics for kids,' be it Charles Shultz's Peanuts, Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes, or Carl Barks's Scrooge McDuck, these stories by John Stanley and Irving Tripp are legendary for their ability to delight both children and adults alike with their wit, insight, and outright hilarity. Witness two of the medium's masters at the very pinnacle of their talent and skill in these gut-busting stories featuring the smart and sassy, generous and gregarious, absolutely one-of-a-kind eight-year-old Lulu Moppet and her loveable cast of neighborhood troublemakers! • 'Little Lulu was one of my favorite comics as a kid. Simple enough for kids to enjoy, but hip enough to make grownups laugh out loud, it's one of the great unsung comics.' -Harvey Pekar, creator of American Splendor • 'These little gems are timeless models of wry humor and unsurpassed comic timing . . . Like Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes, they create an entire kids' universe of secret clubhouses, favorite soda fountain hangouts, and fantastic menaces.' -Publishers Weekly
Written by Robbie Busch and Sholly Fisch Art by by Neal Sternecky, Walter Carzon, Pablo Zamboni, Scott McRae, Ruben Torreiro and Horacio Ottolini Cover by Carzon and Torreiro. Avast, maties! Porky Pig be in a tight bind when dealing with two scalawags - Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam! Plus, when Charlie Dog comes a-knocking, Gossamer finds himself demoted!
by Gilbert Hernandez At last, the final chapter in the 'post-Palomar Luba saga' which began all the way back in Luba #1. Luba's daughter Guadadalupe wraps up the lengthy series by bringing us up to date on their extended family: what happened after Gato and Sergio's car accident in Luba #10, whether her sister Doralis did in fact get cancer, and why Luba and her sisters are no longer speaking.
by Chris Wisnia Collecting the critically acclaimed film noir/mad scientist/tabloid horror mystery, enhanced with sketches and page layouts, interviews, a brand-new epilogue, and a four-page story not published in America. 'Demented and highly enjoyable.' A 'daffy valentine to pulp publications, gossip rags, and paranoia literature.' Cover by Damon Thompson.
Written by Scott Lobdell Art and cover by Dustin Nguyen An Earth-based empire of science is attacked by an empire of magic - causing decades of war and casualties in the hundreds of millions. Welcome to the future that is…MANIFEST ETERNITY! The intergalactic war between two advanced civilizations spans an entire century. From the opening shots of the first contact to the final, apocalyptic battle, this ambitious new series will show every side of the conflict. Each issue spotlights a new group: monsters who pilot zombified dragon dreadnoughts; elite fighter pilots from Earth; the shadowy figure named Tarkington. Could he have betrayed all of humanity decades before the start of the hostilities?
Written by ZEB WELLS Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER Cover by AMANDA CONNER Leapin' Lizards! When Dr. Curt Connors reverts to his reptilian alter-ego Peter Parker's the only guy who can help. But does even Spider-Man stand a chance against every reptile in New York City?
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN Penciled by ANDY KUHN Cover by PHIL HESTER 'FREEDOM RING' Mild mannered Curtis Doyle has come to possess a reality-altering ring crafted from a fragment of the cosmic cube. He's taken it upon himself to become the newest hero in the Marvel Universe--FREEDOM RING. Now he finds himself face to face with Spider-Man, or at least, someone who CLAIMS to be Spider-Man. Part 2 (of 6)
Written by CHRIS YOST & CRAIG KYLE Pencils & Cover by PACO MEDINA 'CRUSADE' Part 4 (of 4) Another New X-Man has fallen and it's not over for the kids yet. Can they rise together to defeat Rev. Stryker and his army of mutant-haters? Pick up the book that has everyone talking!
by Christy Lijewski Welcome to Alkaline, a world where humans are the minority and fragments of memory come to life. Here reality is a whim that can be bent to one's will. Those who can manipulate reality are governed by those who cannot, and existence is held in a tenuous balance. Join Markesh and Retrab, two young adventurers who may have found the only means to an ancient gateway said to release one from the bounds of Alkaline. Collects issues #1-7, bonus story, and bonus sketchbook materials.
written by JAY FAERBER art by JON BOSCO cover by GABE BRIDWELL Witness a day in the life of Cosmic Rae, and get your first look at what this robotic super-hero does when the Nobles aren't watching.
Written by Judd Winick Art by Matthew Clark & Art Thibert Cover by Daniel Acuña Emboldened by their new post-Crisis rep as mass murderers, Monsieur Mallah and the Brain are testing their deadliest plan yet - on the Outsiders!
Written by Geoff Johns, Paul Levitz and Paul Kupperberg Art by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Staton & Dick Giordano and Mary Wilshire Cover by Adam Hughes Discover the origins of one of the DCU's most powerful heroines in this new collection featuring Power Girl stories from SHOWCASE #97-99, SECRET ORIGINS #11 and the sold-out JSA CLASSIFIED #1-4! Is Power Girl the cousin of Earth-2's Superman? Granddaughter of an Atlantean mage? From the future or an alternate dimension? All Karen Starr knows is that she exists in a world that doesn't fit. When her powers begin changing or blanking out altogether, she searches for answers long denied her. The clues lead her to the deranged Psycho-Pirate, who may break her mind before she learns the truth. This collection features her first solo adventure, plus her second secret origin and the sold-out first four issues of JSA CLASSIFIED, key stories tied to the cosmic events of INFINITE CRISIS!
Written by GARTH ENNIS Penciled by GORAN PARLOV Cover by TIM BRADSTREET 'BARRACUDA' Frank Castle has definitely seen better days. Beaten to within an inch of his life, then handcuffed and tossed into the Deep Blue Sea, he's got a Great White bearing down on him. If he's going to survive, he's going to have to think quick. And then he's got to worry about who's waiting for him on the surface: The Barracuda. And he can't wait for Round Two. Part 4 (of 6).
Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by STEVE DILLON Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR. Alphonse Patrillo's a rare breed: a mob boss who looked down the barrel of the Punisher's rifle and lived to tell about it. Ever since that day, he's taken pains - great pains - to stay under the Punisher's radar while he schemed his revenge. Now, Uncle Fonzie has got a plan: He's going to fight fire with fire. Who do you hire to take out a relentless psychopath like the Punisher? An even more relentless psychopath. And this guy, well, let's just say he never misses. Wall-to-wall action by the creative team behind BULLSEYE'S GREATEST HITS and SUPREME POWER: NIGHTHAWK: Daniel Way and Steve Dillon. Collects PUNISHER VS. BULLSEYE #1-5.
(W) Fiona Avery (Art) Dan Jurgens, Staz Johnson, and Al Rio The Rising Stars saga marches on in this stellar paperback collecting Rising Stars: Bright #1-#3 and Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead #1-#6! See Special Matthew Bright and his career as a superpowered cop in Bright, and 'ghost detective' Lionel Zerb confront the Well of Souls in Voices of the Dead!
written by FRANK ESPINOSA & MARIE TAYLOR art & cover by FRANK ESPINOSA 'HISTORIES' Rocketo Garrison and the rest of the Hidden Sea expedition has just learned the true origins of the Hidden Sea, and the New World.. Now they must prepare for war as, Scarletto launches his attack on the Hidden city of the Mappers!
by Tania del Rio 'Monsters Resurfacing Part 2': After the horrible creature from the previous issue attacks the Queen, the mysterious man who tried to erase Sabrina's memory in issue #74 reappears to tell the Queen this monster attack was only a warning! Meanwhile, Shinji is determined to re-launch the Four Blades... but Sabrina isn't interested and Llandra is too angry with Shinji to even hear him out. This can't stop the fact that both Shinji and Sabrina have some mysterious secrets in their pasts that need to be revealed... and some of them will be revealed this issue! Including one secret that will link Sabrina's past to her present in a shocking way.
Written by Grant Morrison Art by Pasqual Ferry, Ryan Sook, Frazer Irving, Yanick Paquette, Doug Mahnke, Billy Dallas Patton, Mick Gray, and Michael Bair Cover by Paquette & Bair The brilliant mind of Grant Morrison (THE INVISIBLES, JLA, ANIMAL MAN, DOOM PATROL, New X-Men) is showcased once again as his most groundbreaking and ambitious project yet continues! This third volume in the series collects SEVEN SOLDIERS: MISTER MIRACLE #1-2, SEVEN SOLDIERS: ZATANNA #4, SEVEN SOLDIERS: KLARION THE WITCHBOY #4, SEVEN SOLDIERS: BULLETEER #1-2, and SEVEN SOLDIERS: FRANKENSTEIN #1. Independently, each of these characters is featured in a story arc of their own that redefines their purpose in the DCU. But their stories also interweave with the other Soldiers' tales, telling a grander story of a devastating global threat to mankind. Together these reluctant champions must arise and somehow work together to save the world...without ever meeting one another!
by JIM VALENTINO art & cover by JIM VALENTINO & CHRIS MCFANN 'RISE,' Part Four-The four-part saga that redefines ShadowHawk ends here...but it's only the beginning! Eddie and the new ShadowHawk confront not only each other, but the true nature of heroism and their own limitations while seeking to rise above them. It's a confrontation that comes with a heavy price for each man, both of whom will be changed forever.
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 Krul, To, Gorder, & Ho Vicious creatures rule the day, but an even deadlier predator stalks the night. As one lone tribe of warriors struggles to stay alive, this new evil presence delivers a killer. With the death toll rising, and comrades missing, revenge takes over, and a journey is planned.
Written by TOM DeFALCO Penciled by PAT OLLIFFE & RON FRENZ Cover by PAT OLLIFFE Sworn to follow in her father's web tracks, May 'Mayday' Parker's got a lot on her plate - but an upstart imitator wants to help himself to her heritage! Who is the new Spider-Man and what role will he play in Spider-Girl's reality? Guest-starring the Avengers of A-Next - with looks into the legacies of the FF, the X-Men and the New Warriors! Collects SPIDER-GIRL #28-33.
Welcome to the beginning of a grand, new chapter in the Star Wars saga! More than a hundred years have passed since the events in Return of the Jedi and the days of the New Jedi Order. There is a new evil gripping the galaxy, shattering a resurgent Empire and seeking to destroy the last of the Jedi. Even as their power is failing, the Jedi hold to one final hope: the last remaining heir to the Skywalker legacy. It's a brave new galaxy for Star Wars fans, at once familiar and surprising-interplanetary intrigue and adventure on an epic scale; iconic heroes and villains cast in new roles and caught in surprising new situations. Everything you've loved about Star Wars, but nothing you expect! This special 25¢ comic sets the stage for the launch of the new Star Wars: Legacy series, which begins in June! • Continuing Dark Horse's exciting relaunch of its Star Wars publishing line, celebrating the company's twentieth anniversary.
by Kevin Tinsley The second volume of the Stonehaven saga revolves around Nheserteri Solistara Rieca, a magic student in desperate need of a summer job, who has gained employment with Dwarkin Exterminators. Meanwhile, a private detective named Victor Jardine has discoved that a young boy may hold a vital key to a series of mysterious abductions in and around the subways and sewers of Stonehaven. Unfortunately, he has to prevent Meili Mau from killing the boy first! Soon everyone will learn that both destiny and danger lurk beneath the streets of the city as this battle of will, endurance, and magic brings about a disastrous climax that will have life-long repercussions for all who survive. Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions.
Written by Jeph Loeb, Joe Kelly, Phil Jimenez and various Art by Ed McGuinness, Ron Garney, Doug Mahnke, Jimenez, Bill Sienkiewicz, and various Cover by McGuinness A new volume including the two original Our Worlds At War collections! Imperiex has been unleashed! As planets are destroyed in its mighty wake and with Earth in its path, Superman is forced to form alliances with President Lex Luthor and Darkseid. For once, this looks like a job that not even Superman can handle!
Story by Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris Script by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray Art by John Byrne Cover by Adam Hughes Produced in conjunction with Superman Returns director Bryan Singer and screenwriters Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris, four astonishing one-shots bridge the gap between Superman II and Superman Returns! In the first, revisit the Man of Steel's origins and see the first glimmers of what has transpired since he left the Earth at the end of Superman II!
TAG #1
by Keith Giffen & Kody Chamberlain Spine-snapping horror in the tradition of the movie The Ring! When an average joe strolls down the street after a fight with his girlfriend, a random stranger 'tags' him, handing off an ancient pagan curse! Now he's literally dead - and rotting - as he sees his body begin to decompose every day before his very eyes. Cursed, he must either surrender, or find the next victim to 'tag.' A new mini-series from white-hot Wizard Magazine favorite Keith Giffen and 30 Days of Night: Bloodsucker Tales artist Kody Chamberlain!
Len Kaminski (w), Graham Nolan and Tom Morgan (a) Wood, Roche (c) 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 focuses on a longtime fan-favorite Autobot with 'Plight of the Bumblebee!' originally presented in Marvel Comics' The Transformers #16!
Written by Frank Tieri Penciled by Staz Johnson Cover by Sean Scoffield Ex-con Jackie Dio is tired of running. Ever since getting out of the coop, he's been beaten up, chased, gassed, and shot; now, he's aiming for revenge against the man responsible for his predicament-Mr. Pain! But in between him and closure is a gang of souped-up super-villains and the mysterious Consultant himself, whose nefarious conspiracy is finally revealed! Hold on for a twist so shocking it will have you reeling!
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover by CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN Things get worse.
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 Allan Heinberg Art and cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson Variant cover by Adam Kubert One year after the execution of Maxwell Lord and the earth-shattering events of INFINITE CRISIS, the DCU is still struggling to come to terms with its most powerful heroine. Is she a martyr or a murderer? A politician or a super hero? Writer Allan Heinberg (Young Avengers, JLA, TV's The O.C. and Sex and the City) and artists Terry & Rachel Dodson (Marvel Knights: Spider-Man, Harley Quinn) provide surprising answers, giving Wonder Woman a fresh, sexy look and a bold new direction! The series begins with the multi-part 'Who Is Wonder Woman?' story arc, paying homage to the character's distinguished history while placing her firmly in the present with an all-new supporting cast, a brand-new mission, and a renewed sense of wonder. A treat for longtime fans and a perfect jumping-on point for new readers, Wonder Woman #1 features the icon you know and love as you've never seen her before! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Adam Kubert and Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson, shipping in approximately a 1:10 ratio. See the order form for more details.
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by SEAN CHEN Cover by GENE HA The long-awaited climax! Who lives, who dies, who changes-and why, after the conclusion of this adventure, is there no longer a need for X-Men?
Written by Brin K. Vaughan Art by Pia Guerra & José Marzan Jr Cover by Massimo Carnevale The shocking finale of 'Kimono Dragons'! The search for Ampersand, the last man's missing helper monkey, comes to an unexpected conclusion, as Yorick and his companions make a startling discovery about the unmanned world.
ZED #7
by Michel Gagné Zed has had enough and he's fighting back - but how can such a little guy expect to defeat the power of Maxuss when everyone else in the universe has failed? What chance does he stand against a ruthless army of killer machines and an insane dictator out for blood?



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