Arriving Wednesday 7/12/06

100 BULLETS #74
Written by Brian Azzarello Art by Eduardo Risso Cover by Dave Johnson The staggering conclusion of the 4-part 'A Wake' story arc! With the final puzzle-pieces in position, things get very interesting. Will the House of Nagel still have a place within the Trust? What do Augustus, Megan and Lono have planned for the remaining members and the Minutemen? And finally, where do the Brothers Rome fit into the grand scheme?
52 WEEK #10
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and Mark Waid Breakdowns by Keith Giffen Art by various Backup feature by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund Covers by J.G. Jones The story of the year continues in four more action-packed chapters of comics' only weekly superhero adventure! This month, get ready for the debut of three new characters that will create a powerful impact in the DCU...and change the face of 52 completely. In WEEK 9, with art by Shawn Moll & Tom Nguyen, learn who dies before Devilance. Plus, witness the debut of the new JLA! WEEK 10, illustrated by Chris Batista (LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES) & Jimmy Palmiotti, features the debut of Supernova, the new guardian of Metropolis! WEEK 11, featuring art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson and Todd Nauck & Marlo Alquiza, sheds light on the mysterious woman protecting Gotham City…wearing a very familiar uniform! Black Adam finds love in the arms of mythology in WEEK 12, with art by Eddy Barrows & Rob Stull. Isis is here! Plus the debut of the new SECRET ORIGINS backup by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund! 52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman …but not a year without heroes.
Written by Steven T. Seagle Art by Becky Cloonan Cover by Joshua Middleton Back on American soil, it's the start of a sensuously dangerous new story arc for AMERICAN VIRGIN, now with covers by Joshua Middleton (SUPERMAN/SHAZAM: FIRST THUNDER)! Adam Chamberlain has to entomb his eternal love, but will he bury the best parts of himself with her? Adam is shocked to find that mercenary Mel has learned where the terrorist cell that killed Cassie is hiding.
Written by KEITH GIFFEN Penciled by RENATO ARLEM Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO It all comes to a head in this issue as the Surfer confronts the sins of his past and, more importantly, determines his future path. Whatever you were expecting, we guarantee, this wasn't it. It's a whole new, senses staggering chapter in the Surfer's ongoing saga! Interlocking cover with all three other ANNIHILATION covers! Guest starring FIRELORD, GALACTUS, and THANOS!
Written by JAVIER GRILLO-MARXUACH Penciled by GREG TITUS Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO The Super-Skrull's crusade against the Annihilation Wave has ended in failure. Betrayal has left Super-Skrull a prisoner of his hated enemy... but the eradication of everything he sought to preserve has only made Super-Skrull a greater threat! Desperate and left with nothing to lose, the mighty Marvel villain strikes back in a climactic tale of revenge and shocking destiny with an ending that will change everything! Interlocking cover with all three other ANNIHILATION covers!
Written by KURT BUSIEK, FABIAN NICIEZA & ROGER STERN Penciled by GEORGE PÉREZ, STUART IMMONEN, PAUL RYAN, MARK BAGLEY & BRUCE TIMM Cover by GEORGE PÉREZ The crisis of the Eighth Day is followed by Triathlon's first day as an Avenger, which takes the team south of the border and back in time thousands of years! And how does the mystery of Madame Masque match the curse of Count Nefaria? Guest-starring Spider-Man and Captain Marvel! Plus: Citizen V, the Crimson Cowl and Scourge! Includes an untold tale of the Avengers' earliest adventures! Collects AVENGERS #23-34 & #1 1/2 and THUNDERBOLTS #42-44.
Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by Ariel Olivetti Part 2 of the 5-part 'Darker Than Death,' by Bruce Jones (MAN-BAT) and Ariel Olivetti (SPACE GHOST)! Batman has let a case become too personal, and that could have devastating consequences for the woman whose life he's trying to save!
Written by J. Torres Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty Cover by Dave McCaig Batman's having a very, very rough night. It's bad enough Man-Bat is running riot through the skies of Gotham City - it's worse when Batgirl is attached to the flying monster!
Written by Tom Warburton, Robbie Busch and Alain Matz Art by Matt Peters, Robert Smith and Matt Jenkins Cover by Dan Davis Another action-packed issue featuring Megas XLR, Samurai Jack and Codename Kids Next Door!
by T.J. May & Jason May Betrayal, and a twist of fate, send Higgins Lark on a quest through Hell. Will he bring back the loved one he lost? Or, will they both be caught for Lucifer's Lunch?
by Gilgrim Trapped in a graveyard, surrounded by the unruly dead, Caitlin and Thadius must conquer the horror that is the Voodoo Spotlight. The power of the infamous relic overtakes Caitlin and now everyone else around her will be paying the ultimate price... unless Thadius can stop her.
Written by MARK MILLAR Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN Go behind the lines of the Marvel Comics event starring Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon. This bonus edition reprints CIVIL WAR #1 - plus script, sketches, deleted scenes and more!
Written by PAUL JENKINS Penciled by RAMON BACHS & STEVE LIEBER Cover by JOHN WATSON 'Embedded' - Civil War has ignited across the Marvel Universe! Embedded reporters Sally Floyd and Ben Urich are driven into the heart of battle-a battle in which a hero will fall. Their investigations will take Sally into the heart of Captain America's resistance, while Urich is about to get reacquainted with a certain green friend... 'The Accussed' - Despised by a nation, the lone survivor of the New Warriors' team is behind bars. Without family, without a friend in the world and without a reason to go one, will this hero make a deal, or take a stand? 'Correspondence' - Juxtaposing stories of war throughout time with the Marvel Civil War, 'Correspondence' adapts tales from World War I and more!
Beau Smith (w), Eduardo Barreto (a & c) NOTE TO READERS AND RETAILERS FROM BEAU SMITH: Cobb #2 is jacked-up, jaw-busting, bone-breaking, non-stop action-PERIOD! Cobb #2 grabs you by the throat on page one, beats you senseless throughout the book, and doesn't let you go until the last page when it tosses your broken body down a flight of stairs. The head of the Russian Mafia has sent his best men to retrieve his former girlfriend who has turned informant. What they didn't count on is that she is now under the protection of Cobb. Crime better find religion and pray they can get past Cobb.
written by JEFF AMANO art by CRAIG ROUSSEAU, WAYNE FAUCHER & GIULIA BRUSCO cover by JEFF AMANO July 12 • 128 pg • FC • $14.99 Grieving over the death of his only son, Gepetto mixes the new science of DNA with the age-old magic of the golem to resurrect his son. But in truth, he was never very close to Victor. And the anger that burns within the heart of the monster he birthed and created, destroys everything and everyone around him. Now, Gepetto must hunt his own son. The story of a man and a monster who through unspeakable horror find their way to becoming father and son for the very first time.
written by STEVE NILES art & cover by BEN ROMAN It's Cryptics time! STEVE (30 Days of Night) NILES and BEN (I luv Halloween) ROMAN take readers on a wildly funny trip in a universe where little monsters grow up in the suburbs, go to school and make monsters in the laboratory! It's the MONSTERS as kids: Jackie Jekyll junior, Drac, Wolfy and Sea-Boy spill onto the pages with hilarious escapades and uproarious mayhem. If you think your kids are trouble, you ain't seen nuthin' until you've seen THE CRYPTICS!
DMZ #9
Written by Brian Wood Art by Riccardo Burchielli Cover by Wood Part 4 of the 5-part 'Body of a Journalist.' Zee's holding a grudge, the Free Armies are blackmailing him, the Network's using him as bait, some other crazy girl is manipulating him, he's battling a really bad intestinal infection and his paranoia's getting the better of him. And that's just the start of Matty's problems…
Written by Richard Pini Art and cover by Wendy Pini The miniseries conclusion! Chief versus chief. Father versus son. The Wolfriders are helpless as WaveDancer Snakeskin duels with his own sire to free Cutter and regain leadership of his own clan. But there's far more at stake than anyone realizes when nature itself strikes back!
by David Hopkins & Brock Rizy Emily Edison's teenage life is a blur - homework, slumber parties, unrequited crushes, school dances... and a jealous grandfather planning to destroy the Earth! Reality hangs in peril, and Emily must use her otherworldly powers to save the place she calls home in the ultimate interdimensional custody battle! Introduction by Dave Crosland, artist of Puffed, Heaven, LLLC., and Bad Ideas.
Wizard Top Ten and multiple Eisner Award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways) teams with critically acclaimed artists Philip Bond (Vimanarama, Vertigo Pop, Tank Girl) and Eduardo Barreto (Batman, The Long Haul) to deliver this knockout first issue! Discovering his late father's decades-spanning vault of Escapist memorabilia at the age of six, Max became a fan of the Master of Elusion almost overnight. After exhausting the extensive stash of Golden and Silver Age comics, he needed more-and started writing his own Escapist stories. Now nineteen, he's determined to make the character a sensation once again, but where is he going to find an artist-in Cleveland? Meet Maxwell Roth and Case Weaver, latter-day versions of Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay, in part one of The Escapists! With cover art by multi-platinum superstar Frank Miller kicking off a round robin of stellar cover artists including James Jean and John Cassaday, this launch of the first Escapist miniseries can't be missed! • Special Introductory price: $1.00! • '[Vaughan] turned in a script that caused grown men, or at least one grown man, to weep for joy. It is a script that well meets, and perhaps even exceeds, the expectations raised by the shadow of the parent novel . . .'
Written by Simon Oliver Art by Tony Moore & Jay Leisten Cover by Philip Bond 'Insurgency,' Part 2 of 4. Stretch and Henry trail Bug Brother Kevin to one of his after-hours haunts where they find that he's the star of a savage 'sport' that makes Fight Club look tame. Meanwhile, the cockroaches stage a sudden attack and AJ returns - or does he?
by Robert James Luedke Forensic archeologist Terry Harper experiences the birth of Christianity firsthand while fighting against shadowy forces that want him dead. Action, political intrigue and mystery are set against a backdrop of both modern day and first century Jerusalem. The second book in the Eye Witness graphic novel trilogy.
Written by Bill Willingham Art by Shawn McManus Cover by James Jean Don't miss this special issue featuring guest art by Shawn McManus (THE SANDMAN). Following the extraordinary events of FABLES #50 and the completion of her clandestine mission among the giants, Cinderella's next secret assignment is in Smalltown, the Farm's home for Lilliputian immigrants. Can she adjust from being a small woman in a very big world to being a giant woman in a tiny world?
Written by Stuart Moore Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne Cover by Brian Stelfreeze While Firehawk battles the psychotic Pupil and his army of cyborg Dollies, Jason Rusch searches frantically to learn the fate of Professor Stein - Jason's partner as Firestorm! Plus, more on the mysterious girl called Gehenna!
by Boothby, Lloyd, & Delaney The four-part trilogy returns in all-new trade paperback collection. Fry, Leela, Bender, and Professor Farnsworth's clone/ward Cubert take an intergalactic trip, and when they return to Earth, they find the planet uninhabited. First, our merry band of messengers must fight off alien invaders bent on claiming the planet as their own. Then they must go in search of their missing colleagues as well as billions of citizens from Planet Earth. And before long the intrepid crew quite literally goes to Hell and back again. Will the world ever get back to normal, or is everyone totally boned?
Written by DANIEL WAY Art by MARK TEXEIRA & JAVIER SALTARES Cover by MARK TEXEIRA Variant Cover by MARK SILVISTRI 'VICIOUS CYCLE' Once upon a time, Johnny Blaze made a deal with the Devil...and to no one's surprise but his own, he got shafted. Now trapped in hell, with the Spirit of Vengeance bonded to his immortal soul and weighing him down, Johnny may have finally found a way out. But at what cost? From the depths of Hell to the glittering spires of Heaven, the Ghost Rider rides again in his first ongoing series in nearly a decade, blazing new trails and dispensing fiery vengeance in his wake. The demonic team of Daniel Way, Mark Texeira and Javier Saltares reunite to put ol' Flamehead back in the saddle where he belongs. Ready or not, here he comes!
A classic G.I. Joe character returns to the title, just in time to face the most audacious threat that the team has faced to date! The entire last year has been building up to this story - a great jumping on point!
Written by Judd Winick Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens Zombies attack! Green Arrow and Brick uncover what's been causing the citizens of Star City to turn into rabid creatures…but is it too late to save them? Meanwhile, a forgotten friend pays Mayor Queen a visit.
Written by Geoff Johns Art by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos Cover by Simone Bianchi Cyborg Superman returns as 'Revenge of the Green Lanterns' continues! Blackest night falls when Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner find themselves face to face with a group of Green Lantern P.O.W.s deep in the heart of Sector 3601. Meanwhile, learn about the case that has taken over John Stewart's life!
Written by Dave Gibbons Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins As one Lantern falls, Guy Gardner and his partner seek to unravel the mystery behind his sudden death. Meanwhile, across the galaxy, another Lantern struggles with demons of his own.
by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, & Joe Abraham So what do you do when you can't seem to get along with your parallel world superhero alternate self? You both go to therapy! Milo and Captain Valor decide to sit down and work it out, and the results are... well, let's just say that the session's going to be really expensive! More best-selling, critically-acclaimed Bwah-ha-ha hilarity from the premiere writing team in comics!
(W) David Wohl (P) Bing Cansino (C ) Haberlin Studios Young, smart and beautiful, Grace Stokes had the perfect life. At 32 years old, she'd already accomplished what most people could only dream of. First as a multiple-record-setting X-Games champion, and most recently as sole designer and president of her own clothing company, Grace was an icon for a generation. But on a fateful trip to Japan, Grace discovered that she was no ordinary person-she was one in a long line of special individuals known as THE INNOCENTS. Blessed with unbelievable abilities, the Innocents are living embodiments of Yin and Yang and, unfortunately for Grace, somebody wants them DEAD. Written by Witchblade, Darkness and Aphrodite IX co-creator David Wohl and featuring the art of newcomer Bing Casino and Haberlin Studios, THE INNOCENTS is a book not to be missed!
Written by DANIEL AND CHARLES KNAUF Penciled by PATRICK ZIRCHER Cover by ADI GRANOV 'EXECUTE PROGRAM' A secret government star-chamber led by Nick Fury concludes that Iron Man has gone rogue, and Tony Stark must take drastic measures to clear his name. But that's not on the deadly agenda of a mysterious hooded assassin, who continues his brutal program of execution. World peace hangs in the balance as all hell breaks loose in the Iraqi desert. But just who is the man behind the iron mask? The answer will blow you away! Part 4 (of 6).
written by DOUG TENNAPEL art by DOUG TENNAPEL cover by JOE POTTER July 12 • 160 pg • BW • $17.99 Preston Struck is an incompetent outlaw with a heart of fool's gold. He discovers an army of metal men bent on destroying central California. While Struck avoids any form of heroism, he gets a little help from a magical old shaman and his sidekick Sasquatch. Struck is going to need all the help he can get because he's deputized just as the mechanical men have take over the railroad and are mutating the train into a giant demonic iron monster.
Written by Steve Englehart Art by Tom Derenick & Mark Farmer Cover by Mike Zeck & Jerry Ordway Continuing the lost adventure of the Detroit League! Vixen is the key player when Amos Fortune loses control of his Royal Flush Gang… but the young Leaguers may still need beginners' luck if they're going to escape with their lives!
Written by Garth Ennis Art by Carlos Ezquerra Cover by Glenn Fabry From fan-favorite writer Garth Ennis (Preacher) and international superstar artist Carlos Ezquerra (co-creator of Judge Dredd) comes a new miniseries for Kev Hawkins! The world is a lonely place when you're a man without a home - just ask Kev Hawkins. After murdering his boss in a nasty government scheme, he's been banished from the United Kingdom under pain of death. What does the world hold for a man with little life experience or job training beyond wetworks and assassination? Then again, with the past about to catch up with Kev in the most violent and terrifying way possible, what the world holds for him may soon be beside the point.
Written by JUSTIN GRAY Penciled by STAZ JOHNSON Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS While attempting to communicate with extraterrestrials via deep space communication, the Fantastic Four unknowingly gaining the attention of a powerful malevolent alien calling himself the Grand Master. Now each member of the Fantastic Four must battle in individual competition as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
HOUSE OF M #3 (Part 3) 72 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99
HOUSE OF M #3 (Part 2) 72 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99
Written by BRIAN REED Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE Cover by FRANK CHO Time travel. Alternate realities. Time traveling in alternate realities while fighting evil sorcerer, Warren Traveler. Ms. Marvel could use all the help she can get! Thank goodness special guest star DOCTOR STRANGE is around to help!
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN THE MYSTERY OF THE SENTRY REVEALED! The Avengers try to help the most powerful super hero in the world figure out who he is and where he came from! But will this knowledge destroy the man they're trying to help? Collects NEW AVENGERS #7-10 and the NEW AVENGERS: MOST WANTED FILES handbook.
Written by Tad Williams Art and cover by Dietrich Smith & Walden Wong Acclaimed fantasy novelist Tad Williams (Tailchaser's Song, Shadowmarch) takes the DCU to the next level in a miniseries featuring art by Dietrich Smith (AQUAMAN, OUTSIDERS) & Walden Wong (DAY OF VENGEANCE)! Meet 'The Next,' a group of super-powered individuals who bring chaos - and a new super-villain - with them when they cross over from another dimension!
by Aaron Williams The fifth Nodwick comic collection is here! Featuring Nodwick issues 25 through 30, and featuring a cover by Frank Cho, this collection is the best ever! It's got prophecies gone wrong, magic moustaches, sprite comics, pet dragons, and even a clue-by-four! It's also marks a major milestone in the 'War against Baphuma'al' story arc, so you don't want to miss this one! Order your copy of 'Tour of Doodie' today!
by Ed Lavallee & Grant Bond History tells us the signal that blazed to life in the steeple of the Old North Church was to warn of British troops on the move. But in reality, the warning had a more sinister message...werewolves were coming! Revere tracks a werewolf to a secluded cabin, where he is sure he has cornered the beast. But the colonial soon finds himself torn between upholding his oath to protect the colonies, and sparing a young boy's life!
Written by Andy Hartnell Art and wraparound cover by Nick Bradshaw & Jim Charalampidis The creative team behind DANGER GIRL: BACK IN BLACK delivers a new fantasy series filled with fun and excitement! ROKKIN is a timeless story of good versus evil; of average men and women who become heroes when they rise up against oppression. In a lawless time of barbarians, warlords and mythical creatures, one man who struggles to protect the innocent is gifted with the power to transform into a warrior of immense power. Will he have what it takes to overcome the odds and become a great hero?
by Tania del Rio 'Deep Sea Secret': There's nothing like a Charm School field trip - especially to an underwater city filled with interesting mer-people! Falling away from the group, Sabrina, Shinji and Llandra find a cave filled with ancient cave paintings. Narayan, a mer-man who wants to be an underwater archeologist one day, explains that one of the paintings prophecies a time when the mana tree will die and the waters will be teeming with horrible sea monsters!
IAN EDGINTON (W) and D'ISRAELI (A) After almost four decades of conflict, the British invasion of Mars has ground to a bloody stalemate in the dust of the red planet. Launched to fanfares and cheers, the times and mood have changed, as the British Government under the iron hand of Prime Minister Spry struggles to wage a war another world away while keeping its grip on an increasingly troubled and turbulent empire. Riven with revolt and revolution, the glory that was Great Britain is unraveling at the seams with freedom and free-speech brutally sacrificed to maintain order. However, this is nothing compared to what is happening on Mars and the worst is yet to come! • This fantastical new miniseries picks up where the critically acclaimed hardcover left off.
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN Tie-in to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: 'The War At Home' The War has begun, sides have been chosen, and the die has been cast! With the repercussions of recent actions in CIVIL WAR spreading across the Marvel Universe, this special stand-alone issue looks at how every action can have enormous consequences...even in Peter Parker's life.
by Darrow & The Wachowski Brothers Can you spell 'Carcharodon Carcharias?' Then imagine having to fight one! Can kung-fu defeat nature's perfect killing machine? Issue #6 addresses that, and many other questions facing today's multi-species anglers!
by Mike Saenz & Peter Gillis Yesterday's future returns in this sparkling archival collection of the world's first computerized comic book. In the day before tomorrow, all jobs are temporary, and control is in the hands of a few ruthless men. The world's biggest, most influential media syndicate has accidentally discovered a limitless source of cheap creative talent: stealing people's brains out of their heads. Only one man can stop them: a temporary cop with a golden brain. A man on a mission whose mind is capable of absorbing the talents of others - permanently. A man named Sadr al-din Morales. His friends call him Shatter!
VIZ Media's monthly Shojo 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+
The World's Most Popular Manga! One of the world's biggest comics, containing the original manga versions of some of the most popular anime ever made! Each issue includes tons of full-color information about toys, TCGs, CCGs, video games and anime, plus amazing manga stories! Rating: T
by Michael Dolce & Daniel Leister What if you were forced to be Superman, and the people you had to fight were deranged criminals transformed into superhumans by a mysterious alien energy source? Well, you'd be the main man in The Sire, an all-new mini-series from After-Shock Press and a hot new indie to watch for in 2006! Cover by Talent Caldwell (Superman: Godfall).
'Darkest Storm Part 3 of 3': The cataclysmic conclusion of this epic tale finds a fallen hero and a hidden villain revealed! Can Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles stand up to the combined forces of mystical Ixis Naugus, megalomaniac Mammath Mogol, and the world's most evil science geek, Robotnik? The most shocking story development since Sonic's #50's death of Princess Sally!
Written by TOM DEFALCO Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ Is this truly destined to be the last Spider-Girl story? The Hobgoblin, the Scriers and the Black Tarantula sure hope so. Come celebrate 100 uninterrupted issues of the little comic that could and enjoy the fun as Spider-Man joins Spider-Girl for one last super-battle. Plus the final fate of Normie Osborn and the Venom Symbiote, Moose's farewell to Midtown High, the death of a hero, special feature pages, two classic Spider-Girl stories, a surprise announcement and more!
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER Penciled by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA Because YOU demanded it, the highly acclaimed drama featuring the life of a teenage Mary Jane Watson returns! And this time, she's got some friendly neighborhood backup! With her circle of friends and recent relationship left in disrepair, MJ is on the market once again! But who will she choose to be the next object of her affections: Peter Parker, her bookish-but-sweet tutor and newly-minted friend; or that dangerous, exciting crimefighter in red and blue tights, Spider-Man? Stick with Eisner Award-winner Sean McKeever and superstar artist Takeshi Miyazawa to find out! Collects SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #1-5.
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Pencils & Cover by GARY FRANK The Squadron Supreme embarks on a mission to the heart of the Middle East. But will a military mission cause more problems than is solves? Or will the earth's mightiest team sweep through foreign forces, saving countless innocent lives in the process? A great jumping on point! Get on board before the Ultimate crossover!
Over the bodies of their enemies, two Jedi make a pact that will set them on the path to a greater danger than they have ever known . . . Bounty hunters capture a prisoner whose presence will test their resolve-and the strength of their alliance . . . A Sith apprentice is given the honorific 'Darth' and sent to hunt a quarry whose capture-or death-could shake an empire to its foundations . . . And a Princess finds herself alone in the galaxy, pursued by those she once counted as allies. This is only the second issue of the new ongoing series Star Wars: Legacy and already there's more adventure and more intrigue than we can even hint at! Star Wars © 2006 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Legacy are © 2006 Lucasfilm Ltd.
by Donna Barr & Various The last issue of the Stinz series is a 26-page wrap-up story and a gallery of Stinz-flavored art by guest artists, a fantastic cartoon gallery, and roughs for the new and different Desert Peach series will make this issue a must-have. Guest artists include Roberta Gregory and a classic contribution from Carla Speed McNeil, as well as Canadian animator Johane Matte's Manga Stinz.
written by RICK REMENDER art by ERIC NGUYEN Soon after dying, Bethany Black is shocked to find herself in Heaven before God. During the encounter, he reveals the meaning of life, time and the universe to an unimpressed Bethany Black. Rising star ERIC NGUYEN (Vertigo's Sandman) illustrates the kingdom of God with explosive imagination that must be seen to be believed.
by Ken Siu-Chong, Alvin Lee, & Espen Grundetjern Ryu finds himself in Hong Kong, seeking the knowledge of one of the few men to have ever faced Akuma and lived - Master Gen! But Gen seems to be the opposite of the peace-loving Dhalsim, teaching that to guarantee victory, one must be willing to give up compassion when in battle, and that to defeat Akuma, Ryu must be as equally merciless as him. Ryu disagrees, but challenging the deadly ex-assassin to a fight may be the only way to decide who is right. Plus, a backup story shedding light on Cammy's early clashes with her Delta Red teammate, Lita Luwanda! This issue will also feature the next installment in the series of exclusive new interviews with the Capcom Design team!
Written by Kurt Busiek Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino A new era of Superman begins as the superstar art team of Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN) joins writer Kurt Busiek! As Superman battles to rout Intergang out of Metropolis, he also faces trouble with Lois, looming problems involving Lana Lang, and a dangerous new discovery in Kazakhstan!
Written by Joe Kelly, Marv Wolfman and Jeph Loeb Art by Ed Benes, Lee Bermejo, Howard Chaykin, Ian Churchill, Karl Kerschl, Phil Jimenez, Dan Jurgens, Ed McGuinness, Jerry Ordway, Tim Sale and various Cover by TK The Earth-2 Man of Steel saw his world fall apart during the events of the original CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, and now the secret is finally revealed about what happened to him, Lois, and the other remaining survivors of the Crisis - Alex Luthor of Earth-3 and Superboy from Earth Prime! In this collection including SUPERMAN #226, ACTION COMICS #836, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #649 and stories from INFINITE CRISIS SECRET FILES 2006, relive the arrival of Kal-L, the Last Son of Krypton! Learn how he grew up to be the greatest hero of Earth-2. Then watch as Superman is caught by the one person he can't defeat - Lois Lane - and witness the undying love story of the greatest couple of Earth-2, and how their love could bring about the end of the universe. This volume also includes a special origin album by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, the creative team behind SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS!
written by JEFFERY STEVENSON art & cover by CARLOS RODRIGUEZ created and co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO July • 32 pg • FC • $3.50 In the future, the US government puts its 'do more with less' motto to the test by combining bleeding edge research with elite military soldiers. The test failed. The project was buried. But the temptation of all that firepower was too much for the government to keep hidden forever...
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Pencils & Cover by TOM GRUMMETT CIVIL WAR Tie-in! When rogue Marvel heroes are on the loose, who better to hunt them down than people who know what it's like to be on the lam? The EX-VILLAINS BECOME HERO HUNTERS! And whose hero butt gets served first?
by Daniel Hogan Pretty Victoria Bernelli, the most gifted programmer on the T.I.N.N. project, her learned some of the dirty little secrets about her powerful boss, and his intentions for the new generation of artificial intelligence designed to think and act like human beings. He isn't about to let Victoria walk away alive with incriminating evidence, and she knows there's only one thing on Earth that can protect her from hired assassins: the six foot mountain of metal she helped create!
Simon Furman (w), E.J. Su (a), Su, Guidi, Roche, Scherwinski(c) The first titanic arc-Infiltration-wraps up in spectacular, no-holds-barred style, as Megatron sets about-demonstrably-putting his house (on Earth) in order. But, mighty as he is, has even Megatron got what it takes to curtail the activities of the all-new, hyper-powered Starscream? Whichever way it goes, the outlook looks distinctly bleak for the beleaguered earthbound Autobots. Could be that it's time for Prowl and Co. to roll out the big guns? By Simon Furman and E.J. Su.
Written by Mark Millar Pencils & Cover by Greg Land 'FRIGHTFUL' It's the battle for the Baxter Building as the zombified F.F. break free and wreak havoc! Meanwhile, an alien object Johnny brought back from the N-Zone begins to grow...and will soon consume every living thing on Earth. Only man on Earth can stop it-Doctor Doom! Part 2 (of 3)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY 'THE CLONE SAGA' PART 1 (OF 6) As Peter tries to sort out his relationship with the X-Men's Kitty Pryde-and continue his friendship with Mary Jane-a mall-food-court lunch turns into a free-for-all as Peter and MJ are interrupted by the debut of...the Ultimate Scorpion! But who is the Scorpion-and what sinister conspiracy is threatening Spider-Man's very existence? The clues have been laid over the past 96 issues...and it all starts to come together here, as we begin the most shocking, most mind-blowing Spider-Man story ever published! And we start with what's sure to be one of the most talked-about last page of the year! (And no, it isn't Aunt May as a centerfold.)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE, JEFF PARKER, TONY BEDARD, PETER DAVID, C.B. CEBULSKI & TONY LEE Penciled by ARNOLD PANDER, JAVIER PALUDO, CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO, M.D. BRIGHT & LEONARD KIRK Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. Five startling stories of the New Universe from the days of the '80s - featuring NIGHTMASK, STAR BRAND, PSI-FORCE, JUSTICE and DP7! Plus: bonus stories featuring Mark Hazzard, MERC; Kickers Inc.; and Spitfire! Collects UNTOLD TALES OF THE NEW UNIVERSE: NIGHTMASK, STAR BRAND, PSI-FORCE, JUSTICE and DP7; and stories from AMAZING FANTASY #18-19 and NEW AVENGERS #16.

by Dan Parent 'Summer or Later': A few poor grades during the school year means summer school for Veronica, and she's none too thrilled until she decides to bring a bathing suit so she can sunbathe during lunch break. The sun and relaxation helps Veronica complete a report with a clear head, and it isn't too long before Ms. Grundy lets all the students get a little sun so all their grades can improve!
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover by CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN Zombie attack!
by Antony Johnston & Chris Mitten; Cover by Ben Templesmith Double-sized debut issue! Same $2.99 price! 100 years after the Big Wet, Earth has been left a broken, infertile world of rock and sand. The town of Providens is like many others on the post-Big Wet planet: small, mostly illiterate, and struggling for survival. When the town welcomes a stranger named Michael into its midst, will the quiet man lead them to a brave new world or shatter what little order still exists? From the writer and artist of Queen & Country: Declassified: Sons & Daughters comes a bold new ongoing series that bends genres and conventions in a way that only comics can!
Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by STEVE DILLON Cover by JOE QUESADA 'BORN IN BLOOD' Reeling from his brutal battle with Nuke--as well as from having to confront some particularly sordid details of his past-- Logan once again resumes his dogged march toward vengeance...only to discover that the U.S. government isn't ready to give up just yet. Enter: CAPTAIN AMERICA! Will the Sentinel of Liberty shut Logan down for good...or does he have something else in mind? Also featuring a cameo by the X-MEN! Part 4 (of 5).
X-MEN #188
Written by MIKE CAREY Pencils & Wraparound Cover by CHRIS BACHALO 'SUPER NOVAS' Parts 1 & 2 Mike Carey (ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR) and Chris Bachalo (UNCANNY X-MEN) take over the X-Men, or at least what's left of them! As old threats are still having their effects, new, more deadly threats emerge from the unlikeliest of places. Threats that spell doom for the X-Men. Plus, what could possibly strike terror into the heart of...Sabretooth!? And who are The Children? This is the book you've been waiting for! A perfect starting point for any new reader!
Written by PETER MILLIGAN Penciled by SALVADOR LARROCA Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA When his people need him the most, he shall return! Lord Apocalypse is here to lead mutantkind into the future of the earth and only the strongest can survive! And just wait until you see his new Horsemen! Even we were surprised! Plus: Cable sees the signs--omens and portents -- characters gathering, moving across the board like chess pieces...can Apocalypse be resurrected? Can Cable and Deadpool stop it in time? And most surprising of all... what if one of them doesn't want it to be stopped? Collects X-MEN #182-186 and CABLE/DEADPOOL #26-27.
Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by TREVOR HAIRSINE Cover by MARC SILVESTRI What happens when the skeletons in your closet finally break down the door and come looking for you? The X-Men are about to find out! In the wake of the tragic events of HOUSE OF M, the mutant community is in turmoil, and the X-Men are bearing the brunt of this New World Order. Amid the chaos, a new enemy awakens, one whose very existence will haunt the founding members of the X-Men like nothing has before. Who is this new threat? How is he tied to Professor X's darkest secret? Cyclops, Wolverine and the others must find out soon, before they and those closest to them go mad! X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS, by Wizard Top Ten creators Ed Brubaker and Trevor Hairsine, is a mysterious blend of horror and super-heroics, as well as a celebration of the 30th anniversary of GIANT SIZE X-MEN #1, that will have X-Men fans talking for years to come! Collects X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS #1-6, plus backup stories!
by Johnston, Ryp, Burrows, Wolfer, & Fiumara First there was Alan Moore's Yuggoth Cultures. Now Antony Johnston carries on the Lovecraftian spirit with Yuggoth Creatures! This is the final incredible volume of Anders Ericsson's memoirs! Join the Professor as he chronicles his last adventures through the Lovecraft Mythos, takes matters into his own hands, and searches for the key that could save the world. From the wilds of Canada to the deserts of Egypt, nowhere is safe from Cthulhu and the Great Old Ones! The Professor is running out of time and so is mankind! Six all-new Lovecraft Mythos stories from the pen of Antony Johnston are illustrated by an awesome collection of today's hottest artists including: Juan Jose Ryp, Jacen Burrows, Mike Wolfer, Sebastian Fiumara and more! Available in regular, wraparound, and Connecting covers by Juan Jose Ryp.
by John Taddeo, Billy Dallas Patton, Jorge Palacios & Alitha Martinez, Covers by Patton & Sears Fans of comics like The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe will enjoy this issue as we get a firsthand look at the power source of alien technology - Element 116! Break the code hidden in this issue to watch 'How The Suit Works' online! Meanwhile at the NSA, Simon's pursuit remains relentless. Simon breaks into the top secret compound, seizes the suit and sets his sights on both Myles and Zhan - the sole survivor of the Roswell crash! Without the Zoom Suit, what hope does Myles have against Bane? Do clothes really make the man? Covers by Billy D. Patton and Bart Sears.



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