Friday, June 24, 2005

Pop Artifact! Marve Comics toilet paper

Fantastic Four graces TV Guide

The FF will be on five different cover of TV Guide next week (dig the "Kirby Krackle" backgrounds!):



15 minutes of Stones added to Cavett "Rock Icons" DVD

Mick Jagger has given last-minute approval of 15 minutes of Rolling Stones performance and interview footage for inclusion in a DVD compiling TV host Dick Cavett's interviews with various rock superstars.

Out Aug. 16, the three-disk "Dick Cavett-Rock Icons" set also includes interviews and performances by George Harrison, David Bowie, Janis Joplin and others.

According to Reuters:

Jagger has allowed archival label Shout! Factory to include performances of "Brown Sugar" and "Street Fighting Man" -- albeit trimmed to two minutes each -- filmed during a July 25, 1972 performance at Madison Square Garden in New York, and two backstage interviews he did with Cavett. The segment aired on Aug. 4 of that year.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Marvel Comics solicitations for September 2005

HOUSE OF M

HOUSE OF M #7 (of 8)
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Penciled by Olivier Coipel
Cover by Esad Ribic

Variant Cover by Salvador Larroca
The staggering conclusion to the Marvel event of the decade begins here. The heroes have gathered around the forces of the House of M. But who was really responsible for these heinous crimes against humanity? And will the world ever be the same again?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN: HOUSE OF M #4 (of 5)
Written by MARK WAID & Tom Peyer
Pencils & Cover by Salvador Larroca

Thanks to Jonah Jameson, anti-human sentiment hits an all-time high, endangering Peter Parker and his loved ones. Worse, just when matters couldn't get more perilous for the Parker family, the Green Goblin is unmasked--and the secret of his identity throws everyone's life into chaos!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

WOLVERINE #33
Written by DANIEL WAY
Layouts by JAVIER SALTARES
Finishes by MARK TEXEIRA
Cover by JOE QUESADA

CHASING GHOSTS Part 1 (of 3)
HOUSE OF M tie-in!
He's one of the most crucial players in the House of M world, and for a good reason: Wolverine carries burdens too great for even the most powerful mutants to bear. Has it caused him to finally snap? All the details you need to know about Wolverine's mysterious past and his place in the House of M can be found right here! A down-and-dirty shocker of a story by Daniel Way (WOLVERINE, BULLSEYE: GREATEST HITS) and the acclaimed GHOST RIDER: RESURRECTED team of Javier Saltares and Mark Texeira!
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$2.50

UNCANNY X-MEN #464
Written by Chris Claremont
Pencils & Cover by Chris Bachalo

"SEASON OF THE WITCH"
Welcome aboard new regular artist CHRIS BACHALO! It’s a knock-down, drag-out brawl, as Psylocke and Marvel Girl race against time to stop the entire universe from being completely obliterated! Guest starring Captain Britain, Juggernaut and Nocturne! Part 3 (of 4)!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.50

IRON MAN: HOUSE OF M #3 (of 3)
Written by Greg Pak
Pencils & Cover by Pat Lee

The exciting conclusion! All the agents the House of M can muster are out searching for the rebellious Iron Man…unaware that Tony Stark is fighting to prevent a catastrophe that could leave countless mutants dead!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #86
Written by Peter David
Penciled by Jorge Lucas
Cover by ANDY BRASE

The Grand Finale to the HOUSE OF M tie-in! As the final confrontation of Hulk and A.I.M. comes to its pulse-pounding, high-impact conclusion, what role will Scorpion play in tipping the scales for the winning ruler of Australia? And what is the fate of lovers Bruce Banner and the nefarious Dr. Monica Rappaccini? Part 4 (of 4).
32 PGS/T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP…$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR: HOUSE OF M #3 (of 3)
Written by John Layman
Pencils & Cover by Scot Eaton

The treacherous Victor Von Doom’s fantastic, fearsome foursome have at last maneuvered Magneto into the one place he is vulnerable, and it is time for Doom to strike. But, for all his elaborate planning, is there anything—or anyone—Doom has overlooked? And how much will that oversight cost him? Don’t miss the exciting, action-packed finale!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

MUTOPIA X #3 (of 5)
Written by David Hine
Penciled by Lan Medina
Cover by Andy Park

Ismael Ortega’s young daughter is about to go through the most important day of her life—the Rite of Mutant Transcendancy. But when a group of terrorists plan on interrupting the ceremony to take out Ismael, who gets caught in the crossfire? (Don’t look at the cover!)
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

NEW X-MEN #18
Written by NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS & Christina Weir
Pencils & Cover by Aaron Lopresti

"HOUSE DIVIDED"
The curtain starts to open, revealing the atrocities being performed in Sunfire’s Japan. Will the young Hellions team put a stop to these horrors, or will they simply follow orders and allow these crimes against humanity to continue? The answer just might surprise you! Part 3 (of 4).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

EXILES #69 & #70
Written by Tony Bedard
Pencils & Cover by Paul Pelletier

WORLD TOUR: EARTH 616 Parts 1 & 2 (of 3)!
The Exiles return to prime earth, only to find it not so prime anymore. So not only do the Exiles have House of M to deal with, they have to face the most powerful mutant on the planet! And welcome aboard new artist, PAUL PELLETIER!
32 PGS. each/T+ SUGGESTES FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99 each

ULTIMATE MARVEL

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #23
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by Greg Land

"CROSSOVER"
On an world they never thought they’d visit, the fledgling F.F. find themselves hunted by the strangest enemies imaginable. And only one man can offer them salvation—the mutant master of magnetism—Magneto! The story you never thought you’d see comes to its shocking end! Part 3 (of 3)
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.50

ULTIMATE SECRET #3 (of 4)
Written by Warren Ellis
Penciled by Tom Raney
Cover by Steve McNiven

Ten miles above the Earth, an alien race is bent on stopping humanity from escaping the deadly clutches of Gah Lak Tus—the world devourer. But are they ready to face the combined forces of the Ultimates, the Ultimate Fantastic Four, and Captain Mahr Vehl?! Warren Ellis is joined by his former Stormwatch collaborator, Tom Raney, to conclude the second act of the Ultimate Galactus Trilogy
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99
please note: This is a re-solicitation. All previous orders have been canceled.

ULTIMATE IRON MAN #4 (of 5)
Written by Orson Scott Card
Pencils & Cover by Andy Kubert

Science fiction visionary Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead) and superstar artist Andy Kubert (1602, Origin, Ultimate X-Men) continue the origin of Ultimate Iron Man. Tony Stark and Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes have their first adventure! What happens here will change their lives!
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$2.99

ULTIMATES 2 #8
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by Bryan Hitch

"GRAND THEFT AMERICA"
Tony and Natasha are on the eve of their wedding... but when Nick Fury makes his move against the mysterious traitor that’s been plaguing the team, the team will never be the same! Also, Captain America and Wasp hit a serious snag in their relationship...is this the end for the Ultimate Universe’s hottest couple? But believe us when we tell you that everything turns on its head with this issue! Is this the beginning of the end for the Ultimates? Part 2 (of 6)
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$2.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN #63
Written by Brian Vaughan
Pencils & Cover by Stuart Immonen

"MAGNETIC NORTH"
It’s mutant against mutant—brother against brother—as Cyclops and his X-Men risk their lives to take down the young man known as Havok, who has unwittingly become a pawn in Magneto’s deadly game. Plus, an unexpected appearance by another hero from the Ultimate Universe turns the dangerous situation from bad to worse. Part 3 (of 5)
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.50

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #82
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils & Cover by Mark Bagley

"GANG WAR"
The Gangwar consuming New York gets worse with Wilson Fisk in retreat and an emboldened Hammerhead making the big play for his criminal turf. As for Spider-Man, his attention gets diverted from the street scene because the Black Cat is back—and this time she won’t take "no" for an answer!
Part 4 (of 7)
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.50

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #83
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils & Cover by Mark Bagley

"GANG WAR"
The Black Cat tries to dissuade Spider-Man from taking down the thuggish criminal Hammerhead. Meanwhile...the beleaguered Kingpin, Wilson Fisk, brings in his favorite assassin to neutralize as many enemies as she can—and Elektra doesn’t take prisoners! Part 5 (of 7)
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.50

SPIDER-MAN

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #524
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Penciled by Mike Deodato
Cover by Tony Harris

"ACTS OF AGGRESSION"
What horrors do the hordes of Hydra hold in store for the sensational Spider-Man and his teammates? Will the web-head and the New Avengers stop the revitalized Hydra from bringing the United States to its knees…? And if so…at what cost? The pulse-pounding conclusion to the Hydra arc! Part 6 (of 6).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.50

ARA?A #9
Written by FIONA AVERY
Penciled by ROGER CRUZ
Cover by MARK BROOKS

Ara?a goes to a very dark place as the appearance of her mother's killer awakens a thirst for vengeance. Miguel stages a magical intervention – but does she need protection from the killer…or from herself? Part 3 (of 6).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

TOXIN #6 (of 6)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Penciled by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover by DUNCAN FEGREDO

Ex-cop Pat Mulligan's sick of playing nice. While he's been struggling to control the alien symbiote Toxin, Razor-Fist ups the ante –and the body count – again, bringing terror to New York City. His latest victim strikes horribly close to home, but when Pat decides to take the gloves off, will he do the right thing? Or give himself over to Toxin's base instincts? It's the fight you've been waiting for: Toxin vs. Razor-Fist…and this time, it's personal.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

SPIDER-GIRL #90
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ

A hideous spider-creature, a giant turtle, Millie the Model and a road-runner?! Is Spider-Girl really experiencing all of these bizarre transformations or has she finally lost her ever-loving mind? (Of course, there’s always another more sinister possibility…)
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #11
Written by Brian Reed &
JASON MILLER
Penciled by Michael Golden & ALBERTO DOSE
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

Special guest-star issue! Two more looks into the world of the wall-crawler! First, at an underworld bar, patrons place bets on the outcome of a battle between Spidey and the Hulk! Then, a field trip by Peter Parker’s class takes a turn for the dangerous when it ends up at ground zero in a battle between the Thing and the Absorbing Man!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS

GHOST RIDER #1 (of 6)
Written by Garth Ennis
Pencils & Cover by Clayton Crain

"ROAD TO DAMNATION"
The eagerly anticipated series begins here with stunning art and a story that only Garth Ennis could tell. He’s paying the price for his deal with the Devil-- is the Ghost Rider condemned to ride the highways of Hell for all eternity? His saving grace could be in the form of an unlikely ally-- an industrious angel with a deal that would free Ghost Rider once and for all! Miss this series at the risk of your very soul!
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$2.99

BLACK WIDOW 2 #1 (of 6)
Written by RICHARD K. MORGAN
Layouts by SEAN PHILLIPS
Finishes by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
Painted cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

"THE THINGS THEY SAY ABOUT HER"
You asked for it! Hot on the tail of Richard K. Morgan's searing comics debut comes the further dark exploits of Natasha Romanova, the original Black Widow. Some say she's a traitor, some say she's a murderer…and what most say about her isn't even printable. But nobody denies that the former Cold War spy is a force to be reckoned with. The last man foolish enough to send killers after her paid the highest price, but his friends on Capitol Hill will ensure that Natasha doesn't get off easy…and not even Col. Nick Fury can protect her this time. Meanwhile, the survivors of Natasha's last tirade start coming back to haunt her…and they're starting to join forces. Also featuring a guest appearance by Daredevil! Richard K. Morgan is the Phillip K. Dick Award-winning sci-fi author of Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, and Market Forces. Returning to BLACK WIDOW is comics legend Bill Sienkiewicz (ELEKTRA: ASSASSIN), joined by Eisner Award-nominated artist Sean Phillips (Sleeper). Read the red-hot sequel to the limited series praised by Entertainment Weekly, Ain't It Cool News, SFX Magazine and more!
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #18
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by BILLY TAN
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

"WILD BLUE YONDER"
The good news: Ethan Edwards finally knows who he really is and where he’s from. The bad news: He can’t handle the truth. Is Ethan doomed to carry out the bloody legacy of his people? And if he is, can Spider-Man hope to stop him? Part 6 (of 6).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

BLACK PANTHER #8
Written by Reginald Hudlin
Penciled by DAVID YARDIN
Cover by Frank Cho

"WILD KINGDOM" part 2 of a 4-part crossover with X-MEN
Investigating a sudden outburst of strange, mutated wild animals in Africa, the X-Men – led by Storm -- come face to face with something worse: mutant bio-organisms the likes of which the world has never seen. The key to unraveling their secret – and defeating them – may lie in that region’s protector – the Black Panther.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

DAREDEVIL VS. PUNISHER #4 (of 6)
Written by DavID Lapham
Pencils & Cover by DavID Lapham

Amid a brutal Indian summer, Hell’s Kitchen is on the brink of chaos. Hammerhead has placed a $10 million bounty on the Punisher’s head, and it’s created a minor war zone in Daredevil’s backyard. As every two-bit thug and hired assassin tries to take the Punisher out, the vigilante fires back – embarking on a killing spree. Now Daredevil – the new self-proclaimed Kingpin of the Kitchen – takes matters into his own hands, deciding to take out the Punisher and end the debate over ways and means once and for all!
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #22
Written by
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Penciled by
Valentine De Landro
Cover by Tony Harris

"THE YANCY STREET GOLEM"
On Yancy Street, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, someone--or something--is putting the hurt on the neighborhood's tough guys. Someone or something very large and very brutal, which is leaving a trail of twisted, broken bodies in its wake. Ben Urich, Jessica Jones, and the FF's ever-loving blue-eyed Thing are on the case, but what exactly is the nature of the threat they're facing
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

WOLVERINE #32
Written by MARK MILLAR
Penciled by KAARE ANDREWS
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

"PRISONER NUMBER ZERO"
Mark Millar's epic 13-issue run draws to a close, but not before we bring him back for a spectacular encore, joined by Kaare Andrews (Eisner-Award nominated for his jaw-dropping INCREDIBLE HULK covers). This special 13th issue of Millar's WOLVERINE will be unlike anything you've seen from him before. A ghost story in the tradition of CREEPY and EERIE, this standalone issue is set in a World War II concentration camp and stars a feral character who looks like Wolverine, acts like Wolverine…but who is he really?
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$2.50

DAREDEVIL: FATHER #3 (of 5)
By Joe Quesada, Danny miki, and richard isanovE
Daredevil has his work cut out for him: New York’s crippling heat wave shows no signs of relief, a serial killer has a stranglehold on the city, and there’s a new super-hero team on the streets that’s got a big gripe with him. Featuring a whole new costume look for Daredevil, specially designed for this series by Joe Quesada!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

DAREDEVIL #77
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils & Cover by Alex Maleev

THE MURDOCK PAPERS. The Eisner-Award-winning team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev continues its final arc as Wilson Fisk makes an offer to the Feds they can't refuse. The Kingpin offers up Matt Murdock in exchange for a free pass out of trouble…and the Feds are taking the deal! Plus, all the women in Matt's life come back to help...at the same time. Part 2 (of 5)
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTES FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

MARVEL HEROES

THE SENTRY #1 (of 8)
Written by Paul Jenkins
Pencils & Cover by John Romita Jr.

FROM THE PAGES OF NEW AVENGERS—THE GOLDEN GUARDIAN OF GOOD IS BACK! He’s the most powerful super hero in the Marvel Universe, a forgotten legend from a time gone by, reawakened and reborn in the world of today. So why is the Sentry his own worst enemy? Featuring the New Avengers, the Hords of Attuma, Terrax the Tamer and more!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS #11
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH
“RONIN” Part 1 (of 3)
David Finch returns to debut the mysterious New Avenger everyone has been talking about all year!! Who is RONIN and why has Captain America recruited him into the fold? Bet it has something to do with Hydra helping the Silver Samurai get out of the country after he broke out of prison. Just sayin’! And what is Ronin’s true identity? Here’s a hint: He’s not Daredevil!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.50

THE FANTASTIC FOUR PRESENTS
FRANKLIN RICHARDS: SON OF A GENIUS

Written by MARC SUMERAK & CHRIS ELIOPOULOS
Art by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS

Move over, Mr. Fantastic – Marvel's First Family has a brand new star! Franklin Richards finally hits the big time in this one-shot special, collecting all four critically-acclaimed FRANKLIN RICHARDS: SON OF A GENIUS stories from the pages of POWER PACK! What could be better than that? How about a brand-new story that sees Franklin and H.E.R.B.I.E. gearing up for the wildest Halloween in Marvel history?! It's "fun" with a capital "FF"!
32 PGS./All AGES…$2.99

DRAX THE DESTROYER #1 (of 4)
Written by Keith Giffen
Pencils & Cover by Mitch Breitweiser

The crash of an interstellar prison transport spells big trouble for an isolated Alaskan town when Paibok the Power Skrull, Lunatik, the Blood Brothers and Drax the Destroyer come calling. It's not a social call. Oh... And you think you know Drax? Big, green and not all that bright; is that the Drax you're thinking about?
You don’t know Drax! The re-imagining of DRAX THE DESTROYER begins here!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

DEFENDERS #3 (of 5)
Written by KEITH GIFFEN &
J. M. DeMatteis
Pencils & Cover by
Kevin Maguire

While Dr. Strange and the Sub-Mariner are trapped and tortured in his dungeons, the Dread Dormammu enters the cosmic essence of the entity called Eternity—absorbing his infinite power! The Hulk, meanwhile, enjoys a steamy romantic interlude with Umar (really! Would we kid you about a thing like that?)...while, back on Earth, the Silver Surfer—just sort of hangs around at the beach (which, come to think of it, is pretty much what he did last issue). Eisner Award-winners Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire are responsible for this travesty...so don't blame us!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

MARVEL TEAM-UP #12
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Pencied by PACO MEDINA
Cover by SCOTT KOLINS

TITANNUS WAR!
At last, the long, sad history of TITANNUS is revealed! Learn everything there is to know about Marvel's newest source of villainy from his tortuous birth to the events that led him to seek refuge on Earth – all is revealed, nothing is held back. This issue sets the stage for future Marvel Team-Up arcs coming in the next year – this issue is a must-buy! Part 2 (of 3)
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

THOR: BLOOD OATH #1 (of 6)
Written by MiKE AVON Oeming
Pencils & Cover by Scott Kolins

Following the wrap-up of Marvel’s legendary Mighty Thor series, Oeming and Kolins travel back in Marvel history to bring you a classic Thor adventure! Stepping out of the past of the glorious days of Kirby, Lee, and Buscema, Thor: Blood Oath presents Thor in his prime, with your favorite cast, including Odin, Balder, The Warriors Three and more! The Warriors Three are put on trial for murder. Standing besides his brothers-in-arms, Thor ties himself to their fate, as they are sent on an impossible journey by the Giants to pay their "weird" a blood price for the killing of a Giant’s son. Thor and his three allies will journey across the lands, through Greece, Midgard, Asia and Africa, clash with gods, monsters, the dead, and occasionally each other!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

YOUNG AVENGERS #8
Written by Allan Heinberg
Penciled by Andrea DiVito
Cover by Jim Cheung

The secrets are OUT when Captain America and Jessica Jones confront the Young Avengers' parents about their children's double lives. Meanwhile, the unsuspecting kids find themselves on the front lines of a savage drug war against one of the Marvel Universe's most powerful, chemically-enhanced antagonists. Even if they survive, who's going to save them from their parents?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #11
Written by Ed Brubaker
Pencils & Cover by Steve Epting

The Winter Soldier storyline continues its relentless assault on the very soul of Steve Rogers! Who is the Winter Soldier, and how did he come to be one of the most effective weapons of the Cold War? In this haunting issue, Cap learns the answers to those questions and more. But the answers he receives may make what he has to do next even harder.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

NEW THUNDERBOLTS #12
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Pencils & Cover by Tom Grummett

The Conclusion of PURPLE REIGN – 1/3 of the team is hospitalized -- 1/3 of the team is AWOL and 1/3 of the team has to fight the maniacal manipulations of Killgrave the Purple Man -- if they can avoid fighting each other first! Half of everything you think you know hits the fan and when we find out Purple Man's big secret, the other half hits it, too!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

MARVEL MILESTONES: GHOST RIDER, BLACK WIDOW & ICEMAN
Written by GARY FRIEDRICH, GERRY CONWAY, STAN LEE
& ARNOLD DRAKE
Penciled by MIKE PLOOG, GENE COLAN & WERNER ROTH
Cover by MIKE PLOOG

The world still needs...the Champions! Thrill to three titanic tales featuring the fantastic founders of the sensational seventies super-group! A legend is born as Ghost Rider, the most supernatural super hero of all, hits the highway in MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #5 (August 1972) – but is he alive or dead? Plus: The Black Widow first teams with Marvel’s Man without Fear in DAREDEVIL #81 (November 1971), and Iceman hips his readers to the inside story of his sub-zero existence in a story from X-MEN #47 (August 1968).
48 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

MACHINE TEEN #5 (of 5)
Written by Marc Sumerak
Pencils & Cover by
Mike Hawthorne

The past finally catches up with Adam and his father as they come face to face with the forces that they've been running from for years. Adam is on the edge of his hardest test yet -- too bad he's about to be taken apart piece by piece! Will Adam be able to beat the program before it's too late, or is he on his way to the scrap heap once and for all? In this final issue, anything can happen!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

AMAZING FANTASY #12
Written by Fred Van Lente
& JEFF PARKER
Penciled by Leonard Kirk
& FEDERICA MANFREDI
Cover by James Jean

"POISON TOMORROW"
The new Scorpion's first mission reaches its nail-biting, action-packed climax! A.I.M.'s sleeper agents launch their terrifying attack! Carmilla confronts her diabolical mother at last! Will the Scorpion thwart her schemes ... or succumb to her dark birthright? Part 6 (of 6). PLUS: Another deadly
8-page bonus story featuring Marvel’s newest
horror sensation, Vampire by Night! Guest-Starring Werewolf by Night!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

GRAVITY #4 (of 5)
Written by Sean McKeever
Pencils & Cover by Mike Norton

After everything that's happened, Greg decides to stop being Gravity. But just when he thinks he's out of the super-hero business for good, he gets sucked back in. Boy, does he EVER get sucked back in!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

THE PULSE #11
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by MICHAEL GAYDOS
Cover by Mike Mayhew

Fans of Jessica Jones have waited two years for two things: the return of award-winning artist Michael Gaydos to the pages of the book he was born to draw, and the birth of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage's baby. And guess what? They are both here! Plus: Luke Cage needs a new costume, bad!! The quest starts here.
A New Avengers tie-in book guest-starring the Fantastic Four, Carol Danvers and the New Avengers.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

HULK: DESTRUCTION #3 (of 4)
Written by Peter David
Pencils & Cover by Jim muniz

A ghost from the past promises a cure for Banner and Blonsky—but what are the deadly consequences of getting their greatest wish? Plus, more secrets are revealed about the Abomination’s past with the Division -- and Doc Samson’s race to finish the Neutralizer has some destructive consequences on the city.
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$2.99

NEW WARRIORS #4 (of 6)
Written by Zeb Wells
Pencils & Cover by
SkottIE Young

This issue, Marvel's newest hero, Debrii, joins the cast. Except...somebody forgot to tell the New Warriors! Can our heroes save a small town from a mysterious behemoth AND play nice with their prickly new teammate? All signs point to NO!!!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #531
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Pencils & Cover by Mike McKone

Hot on the heels of last issue’s shocking final page, the FF are faced with a two-pronged attack! Having completed its journey to Earth, the Entity has arrived, warning of an even more terrible threat to come! J. Michael Straczynski continues his red-hot run, challenging Marvel’s First Family like never before in the pages of the World’s Greatest Comic Magazine!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE:
ALTERNATE UNIVERSES 2005

Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, MARK O'ENGLISH, SEAN MCQUAID, ERIC J. MOREELS, STUART VANDAL, MICHAEL HOSKIN, BILL LENTZ, ANTHONY FLAMINI & CHRIS BIGGS
Cover by Tom Grummett & MORRY HOLLOWELL

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Mark Gruenwald’s SQUADRON SUPREME limited series, the Official Handbook hits the highway for a reality-hopping road trip! This volume contains in-depth bios on all manner of versions and variants, from Earth A to Earth X and all Earths in between! Plus: An all-new cover by NEW THUNDERBOLTS artist Tom Grummett, digitally painted by Morry Hollowell.
48 PGS./ T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

MARVEL 1602: NEW WORLD #3 (of 6)
Written by Greg Pak
Penciled by Greg Tocchini
Cover by Sergio toppi

A new law is passed in the New World outlawing super-powered "Witchbreed." Can Peter Parquagh keep his new powers a secret in a place that needs a Spider-Man so badly? Can Robert Banner escape the hulking beast who hides in his fear and anger? Joining the rest of the Marvel heroes and villains reborn in the 17th Century comes another classic Marvel character! Check out the cover to see who!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.50

MARVEL NEMESIS: THE IMPERFECTS #5 (of 6)
Written by Greg Pak
Penciled by Renato Arlem
Cover by Jae Lee

Now able to track the mysterious source that controls Dr. Van Roekel’s augmented army, Storm, Iron Man, the Human Torch and the Thing track Elektra to the jungles of the Amazon where they discover more than they bargained for – a full-on battle with The Imperfects. But can they survive long enough to turn the possessed assassin?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99


MEGA MORPHS #3 (of 4)

Written by Sean McKeever
Pencils & Cover by Lou Kang

"RED RAMPAGE"
What do you get when you cross five of the world’s greatest super heroes—all piloting state-of-the-art combat mecha—with a 200-foot tall robot designed to kill Godzilla? You get a fight scene. And when that fight is choreographed by Eisner Award nominee Sean McKeever and Lou Kang, you can bet it’s going to be a clever fight scene. What is Dr. Doom’s sinister plan with Red Ronin? And what are Spider-Man, Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Hulk, and Captain America going to do about it? Well, they’re not gonna sit around and let it happen, that’s for sure!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

RUNAWAYS #8
Written by Brian Vaughan
Penciled by Takeshi Miyazawa
Cover by Chris Bachalo

A sinister plan set into motion years ago by the Runaways' evil parents finally comes to a head. To protect not just Earth but the entire Marvel Universe, one young member of the team must make the ultimate sacrifice.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99


MARVEL ADVENTURES

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #7
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER
Cover by TONY SALVADOR DANIEL

When the Vulture steals a sacred African mask, Spider-Man isn't the only one hot on his trail. Kraven the Hunter's in town, and he's gonna make sure that mask ends up right where it belongs--whether Spidey and the Vulture like it or not!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.50

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #4
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Cover by MICHAEL RYAN

The Fantastic Four don't feel so fantastic when their powers start failing–right when a Sentinel has decided to target them! It's not all bad though; at least Johnny has a cool new girlfriend. Or is all this connected somehow...?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.50


X-MEN

X-MEN: COLOSSUS - BLOODLINE #1 (of 5)
Written by David Hine
Penciled by JORGE LUCAS
Cover by Chris Bachalo

From the pages of Astonishing X-Men! Colossus has returned from the dead, only to find his relatives are being killed in his homeland! Peter must travel to Russia to face a shadowy villain whose origin lies in Peter’s past. Will this foe lead Colossus down the path of darkness and will defeating him cost Peter his soul?!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

X-MEN #175
Written by Peter Milligan
Pencils & Cover by Salvador Larroca

"WILD KINGDOM" Parts 1 of a 4-part crossover with BLACK PANTHER!
The X-Men travel deep to the heart of Africa to investigate reports of strange, mutated animals roaming wild near Wakanda. But what happens when their discoveries lead them to the King of Wakanda himself —T’Challa, the Black Panther?! This issue leads into BLACK PANTHER #8!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTES FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.50

WEAPON X: DAYS OF FUTURE NOW #3 (of 5)
Written by Frank Tieri
Penciled by ANDY SMITH
Cover by Bart Sears

The Weapon X saga continues to catapult you into the future! Agent Zero finally learns the awful truth of what happened to the Neverland death camps! Plus this issue also sees the debut of the all-new—you better believe it—all-different X-Men!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

X-MEN: KITTY PRYDE- SHADOW & FLAME #4 (of 5)
Written by Akira Yoshida
Pencils & Cover by Paul Smith

Kitty is pulled deeper into the mystery surrounding the death of her former "master" Ogun and the Path of Destiny cult that now worships his name. With Lockheed in the cult's clutches, Kitty tries to gain the trust of their leader, Nao, in order to uncover the Path's true agenda... and just what it is they want with her and her pet dragon.
Retailer Note: This was originally solicited as a 6-issue limited series, but is now a 5-issue limited series.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

NIGHTCRAWLER #10
Written by
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Pencils & Cover by
Darick Robertson

"THE WINDING WAY"
All the pieces are in place and all the lies have fallen away. The stage has been set for Nightcrawler's final confrontation with the person who's ripped apart his past. It's a battle to the death, and its outcome could affect not just the world we know, but the dimensions beyond! Part 4 (of 4)!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

ORORO: BEFORE THE STORM #4 (of 4)
Written by Marc Sumerak
Penciled by Carlo Barberi
Cover by STUART IMMONEN

Double-crossed and trapped deep within an ancient Egyptian temple, Ororo must fight her way to freedom in time to stop sinister plans from being set in motion--plans that could very well lead to the resurrection of the ancient mutant En Sabah Nur…and a new Age of Apocalypse! The early adventures of Ororo conclude here!
32 PGS./ ALL AGES …$2.99

CABLE/DEADPOOL #19
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Pencils & Cover by
Patrick Zircher

"Why, When I Was Your Age…"
Ever wonder what Cable and Deadpool were like when they were impressionable, kooky young teenagers? No? Well, you're going to find out anyway. It's a very special episode of "Blossom" -- no, wait -- a very special episode of CDP, a heartwarming romp filled with tragedy, despair and self-delusion -- and, when it's done, our bosom buddies won't look at each other the same way again. Could this be the beginning of...a beautiful friendship...? Naaaah! This stand-alone issue is an epilogue to "Enema of the State" and a prelude to "Bosom Buddies!"
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

CABLE/DEADPOOL #20
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Pencils & Cover by
Patrick Zircher

BOSOM BUDDIES Part 1 (of 4)
Deadpool FINALLY gets hired for a job! There's a missing hard drive, and whoever gets it could very well own the world! Naturally, our Merc With a Mouth is going to find it first, right? Well...only if he can outwit that superspy known as the CAT, and slide by the undulating charms of three gorgeous and deadly snake chicks--that's right--Black Mamba, Asp and Diamondback are back in business as the B.A.D. Girls!
And what's Cable doing during all of this...? Well, keeping an eye on Deadpool, since whoever owns the hard drive could very well own the world...
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

MAX COMICS

SUPREME POWER: HYPERION #1 (of 5)
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Penciled by Dan JURGENS
Cover by TERRY DODSON

The first of two SUPREME POWER specials! Now that the world knows his dark secret, Hyperion suddenly finds himself both alone and hunted. Four new super-powered individuals -- each based on a character from the original Squadron Supreme -- are after his hide, and they’ve got the will and means to take him down.
32 PGS./MAX - EXPLICIT CONTENT …$2.99

SUPREME POWER: NIGHTHAWK #1 (of 5)
Written by Daniel Way
Pencils & Cover by Steve Dillon

The second of two SUPREME POWER specials! As a young boy, Kyle Richmond—the man who would one day become Nighthawk—witnessed the senseless murder of his parents. There was no reason for their deaths, no provocation -- they were just simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. It was a traumatic event that has left him scarred for life—and turned him into a hero more feared than the criminals he polices. Now it’s happening again...but on a much larger scale. The people of Chicago—men, women and children—are dying in the streets, victims of a monster whose thirst for slaughter cannot be quenched, whose soul is a bottomless void, and whose scars run even deeper than Nighthawk’s. Long ago, Kyle Richmond looked into the face of madness—now, it’s looking back at him. And it’s flashing a killer smile.
32 PGS./MAX- EXPLICIT CONTENT …$2.99

PUNISHER #25
Written by Garth Ennis
Penciled by LeANDRO Fernandez
Cover by Tim Bradstreet

"THE SLAVERS," Part 1 (of 6)
On a pitch-black Brooklyn night, in a dead-end alley, Frank Castle brutally dispatches a crew of Albanian thugs that is menacing a young woman. Her name is Viorica, she’s from Moldavia, and when she tells Frank her story, that’s when the real killing starts.
32 PGS./MAX - EXPLICIT CONTENT …$2.99

MARVEL FLIP MAGAZINES

MARVEL ADVENTURES FLIP MAGAZINE #4
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #4
Written by ERICA DAVID
Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER
Cover by TONY SALVADOR DANIEL
MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #4
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Cover by MICHAEL RYAN
64 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

MARVEL HEROES
FLIP MAGAZINE #4
NEW AVENGERS #4
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH
CAPTAIN AMERICA #4
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Art & Cover by STEVE EPTING
64 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

MARVEL SELECT
FLIP MAGAZINE #4
ASTONISHING X-MEN#4
Written by JOSS WHEDON
Pencils & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
NEW X-MEN: ACADEMY X #4
Written by NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS &
CHRISTINA WEIR
Pencils & Cover by RANDY GREEN
64 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

ULTIMATE MARVEL
FLIP MAGAZINE #4
ULTIMATE X-MEN #4
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils by ADAM KUBERT
Cover by JOE QUESADA
ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #4
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS &
MARK MILLAR
Pencils by ADAM KUBERT
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
64 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

ULTIMATE TALES
FLIP MAGAZINE #4
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #6
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #7
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by MARK BAGLEY
Covers by JOE QUESADA
64 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

MARVEL PREMIERE EDITION

BLACK PANTHER: WHO IS THE BLACK PANTHER HC
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

The Wakandan super hero is back with Hollywood heavyweight Reginald Hudlin (HOUSE PARTY, BOOMERANG) and fan-favorite John Romita Jr. (WOLVERINE, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) teaming up to deliver a new take on T'Challa that’s sure to excite both True Believers and the hip-hop faithful. The Black Panther's origin is retold in a cinematic scope with social satire and all-out action. Collects Black Panther #1-6.
144 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$21.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1748-2
Trim Size: Standard


MARVEL HARDCOVERS

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 6 HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY

This deluxe hardcover collects ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 11: CARNAGE and ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 12: SUPERSTARS, plus a hefty helping of DVD-style extras! In CARNAGE, one of the most ruthless villains in the history of the Marvel Universe, the fan-favorite Carnage, gets the Ultimate treatment! And though young Peter Parker has proven himself time and time again on the field of battle, can even he hope to defeat this heartless killing machine? In SUPERSTARS, a bizarre occurrence brings Spider-Man and Wolverine together for the weirdest team-up in super-hero history! As the two struggle to get to the bottom of this mystery, their lives literally unravel. Why are both heroes too concerned with their own lives to work together? Strap yourself in, True Believer, it's all part of the ride you get when you buy a ticket for THE TEAM-UP FOR PEOPLE WHO HATE TEAM-UPS! Plus: Johnny Storm realizes that despite his new flame powers and fame on the horizon, he still doesn't have a high-school diploma. And where does the young New Yorker enroll? Why, none other than a certain Queens high school that also counts one Peter Parker – Spider-Man – as a student. Collects ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #60-71.
288 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1841-1

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL. 1
Written by STAN LEE, ROY THOMAS & ARNOLD DRAKE
Penciled by GENE COLAN & DON HECK
Cover by GENE COLAN

There’s no question we’re back and better than ever, so brace yourself for the fabulous 50th Masterworks volume featuring a brand new Silver Age success story—Captain Marvel! That’s right, True Believers, the space-born super hero is coming at you with scintillating science fiction in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Crafted by the titanic talents of Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Gene Colan with a hearty helping from inheritors Arnold Drake and Don Heck, you’re going to need your breathing potion to keep up with the Kree Captain! Branded a traitor by the vicious Colonel Yon-Rogg of the Kree for defending the people of Earth, Captain Mar-Vell assumes the human identity of Walter Lawson and becomes the planet’s protector against an awesome array of interstellar baddies! Prepare to batten down the hatches for battles with the massive Sentry #459, the savage Super-Skrull, Prince Namor of Atlantis himself and Quasimodo the Living Computer! While you’re at it don’t forget to grab some tissues for the heartbroken Medic Una as the good Captain falls for Avenger-to-be Carol Danvers in her first-ever appearance!
Here’s to another 50 volumes of Masterworks magic!
Collecting MARVEL SUPER-HEROES #12, 13 and CAPTAIN MARVEL (Vol. 1) #1-9.
240 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$49.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1821-7

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL. 1 – VARIANT EDITION
240 PGS./All Ages …$54.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1822-5

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE HUMAN TORCH VOL. 1
Written & Illustrated by CARL BURGOS, BILL EVERETT,
JOE SIMON & MORE
Cover by ALEX SCHOMBURG

Marvel presents more Golden Age goodness, reprinting the first four issues of HUMAN TORCH, #2-5a, from 1940-41. (Yes, folks, odd numbering was not solely the province of modern comic books; the Torch’s solo book started with issue #2 and had two #5s.) This hardcover collection remasters and restores these early adventures, including the introduction and origin of Toro, the Flaming Torch Kid. See the Torch and Toro fight side-by-side with the Sub-Mariner, as he once again crashes into New York City! Also featuring the adventures of Microman, Mantor the Magician, the Fiery Mask and the Patriot.
280 PGS./All Ages …$49..99
ISBN: 0-7851-1623-0

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE HUMAN TORCH VOL. 1 –
VARIANT EDITION

280 PGS./All Ages …$54.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1624-9

PUNISHER MAX VOL. 1 HC
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by LEWIS LAROSA & LEANDRO FERNANDEZ
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET

This deluxe hardcover collects PUNISHER MAX VOL. 1: IN THE BEGINNING and PUNISHER MAX VOL. 2: KITCHEN IRISH, plus a hefty helping of DVD-style extras! In IN THE BEGINNING, Frank Castle's old associate Microchip is back, and he's after the Punisher. But first, he's got an offer for Frank that he'd better not refuse. Get ready for blazing bullets, bloodbaths and bold beginnings! In KITCHEN IRISH, Frank Castle embarks on a deadly mission that pits him against two rival gangs when a bomb explodes in a Hell’s Kitchen pub. One thing is certain: The Punisher won’t be pulling his punches! Collects PUNISHER #1-12.
304 PGS./MAX - EXPLICIT CONTENT …$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1840-3

MARVEL DIGESTS

RUNAWAYS VOL. 4: TRUE BELIEVERS DIGEST
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA
Cover by JO CHEN

It's an all-new beginning for the book that WIZARD calls "the best original concept from Marvel in thirty years!" When a group of teenagers discovers that their parents are actually super-villains, they run away from home...but that's only step one! Now that the evil Pride is gone, nearly every bad guy in the Marvel Universe is trying to fill the power vacuum in Los Angeles, and the Runaways are the only heroes who can stop them! Plus: What does a mysterious new team of young heroes want with the Runaways, and which fan-favorite Marvel characters are part of this group? Collects Runaways (Vol. 2) #1-6.
144 PGS./ T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$7.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1705-9

MARY JANE VOL. 2: HOMECOMING DIGEST
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Pencils & Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA

Thanks to overwhelming fan support, everyone's favorite redhead is back! After some bumps in the road, it seems MJ is finally over Spider-Man and excited to go to Homecoming with her boyfriend, Harry Osborn. But unless Harry's dad sees an improvement in his son’s slipping grades, Harry can forget about ever seeing Mary Jane again. Add to this the fact that Liz Allen thinks best friend MJ and boyfriend Flash Thompson are fooling around behind her back, and you've got a recipe for the worst Homecoming ever! Pick up the newest installment in Marvel’s most mischievous melodrama, and discover why Entertainment Weekly featured this electric teen drama in its Must List! Collects MARY JANE: HOMECOMING #1-4.
96 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$6.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1779-2

SPIDER-GIRL VOL. 4: TURNING POINT DIGEST
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Pencils & Cover by PAT OLLIFFE

The adventures of Spider-Man’s daughter continue as Mayday once again faces Kaine, Spider-Man swings again, and Darkdevil is...actually nice?! Plus: Meet new heroes and villains, take a peek into the fantasies of Mayday's friends, and witness the return of the Green Goblin! Collects SPIDER-GIRL #17-21 and #1/2.
152 PGS./All Ages …$7.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1871-3

MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVELS

LAST HERO STANDING TPB
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Penciled by PAT OLLIFFE
Cover by MARK BAGLEY

The great heroes of the Marvel Universe are vanishing without a trace! What has happened to Spider-Man, the Thing, the Scarlet Witch, Captain America and the rest of the MU's heavy hitters? Spider-Girl, the Fantastic Five and A-Next must join forces with today's superstars to uncover the answer – and the trail leads to a major Avengers villain! Does the presence of the Watcher signify the end of this age of heroes?
Collects Last Hero Standing #1-5.
120 PGS./All Ages …$13.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1823-3

ROGUE: FORGET-ME-NOT TPB
Written by TONY BEDARD
Penciled by KARL MOLINE & DEREC DONOVAN
Cover by SCOT EATON

A bold new direction for the Southern Belle! Rogue may be a hero now, but once upon a time she wasn't so sweet...and that criminal past may just come back to haunt her! A traumatic encounter will leave her drastically changed...permanently! Collects ROGUE #7-12.
144 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$14.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1734-2

EXILES VOL. 11: TIME BREAKERS TPB
Written by TONY BEDARD
Penciled by MIZUKI SAKAKIBARA & JAMES CALAFIORE
Cover by MIKE MCKONE

The story where all your questions will be answered! Why is the Timebroker so evil all of a sudden?! Who are the Timebreakers?! Who’s been pulling the strings all along?! And when the heck is Beak going to make himself useful?! You won’t want to miss this one, folks! This is the big one! Plus: The bold new Exiles era charges forward as old teammates are buried, and the search for a way to heal another brings our heroes face to gruesome face with some of the fiercest monsters in Marvel Universe history! Guest-starring Krakoa, the island that walks like a man! Collects EXILES #62-68.
168 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$17.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1730-X

WOLVERINE CLASSIC VOL. 2 TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA & GENE COLAN
Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA

He's known by many names: Logan. Weapon X. Wolverine. One fact is certain: He's the best there is at what he does...and what he does isn't pretty! Here -- in stories collected for the first time in color – the feral X-Man goes toe-to-toe with the gamma-spawned, gray-skinned Goliath known as the Incredible Hulk! Plus: Wolverine recalls a promise from his past, and remembers the death of Silver Fox and his first fight with Sabretooth. Get in on the ground floor for the start of a new series, reprinting the WOLVERINE solo series that rocked the comics world in 1989! This volume collects issues #6-10.
120 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$12.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1877-2

WOLVERINE: ENEMY OF THE STATE VOL. 1 TPB
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

Now available in trade paperback! The world’s deadliest living weapon just fell into the wrong hands. It’s Wolverine vs. the Marvel Universe in the best-selling, blockbuster story line that will have Logan shredding his way through the X-Men, Fantastic Four, S.H.I.E.L.D., and more! How does Wolverine end up fighting to destroy everything he holds dear? Get ready for the ride of your life! Collects WOLVERINE #20-25.
152 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP+ …$14.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1492-0

GAMBIT: HATH NO FURY TPB
Written by JOHN LAYMAN
Penciled by GEORGES JEANTY & ROGER ROBINSON
Cover by GREG LAND

It's voodoo chaos in the Big Easy as the reanimated dead are crawling out of their graves and overrunning the streets. Gambit may be the only person who can save the city from an undead apocalypse, but he’s got bigger problems at the moment: two women, both heartbroken, both angry and both demanding his head on a platter. Plus: As a thief, Gambit has faced some risky jobs, but this may be his most dangerous yet: He'll have to infiltrate the heavily-fortified home of the world's most powerful mutants. That's right…Gambit’s got to swipe something right from under the noses of his teammates, the X-Men! Collects GAMBIT #7-12.
144 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$14.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1747-4

DISTRICT X VOL. 2: UNDERGROUND TPB
Written by DAVID HINE
Penciled by DAVID YARDIN, LAN MEDINA & ADI GRANOV
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

Something lives under District X, something that loves the dark…and it’s leaving a trail of murders in its wake. In a world that’s rarely black-and-white, can the X-Man called Bishop and his partner Ismael make the right calls that save people’s lives? Or will they be helpless against this predator under the streets? Collects DISTRICT X #7-14. Special Bonus: The Distric X prologue from X-Men Unlimited #2!
200 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1602-8

AVENGERS: THE SERPENT CROWN TPB
Written by STEVE ENGLEHART
Pencils & Cover by GEORGE PEREZ

It's twin threats to time and space as campaigns by Kang and the Crown coincide! The Avengers fight the Set-serving Squadron Supreme in a clash between Earths and head for the nineteenth century to keep the West from getting wilder! Continuity questions continue as Kang and Immortus mix it up!
Plus: the menace of...President Nelson Rockefeller?! Collects AVENGERS #141-144 and #147-149.
136 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$15.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1700-8


HULK VISIONARIES: PETER DAVID VOL. 2 TPB
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by TODD MCFARLANE, ERIK LARSEN & JEFF PURVES
Cover by TODD MCFARLANE

The gray Hulk's out to get the Leader and neither Man-Bull, Halflife, nor the Hulkbusters can stop him! The confrontation ends explosively as the drab-skinned demolisher is blown into a new world: Las Vegas?! Villains perish and rise in the culmination of Peter David's first Hulk arc! Featuring the earth-pounding menace of the Absorbing Man! Guest-starring Wolverine and Nick Fury! Collects Incredible Hulk #340-348.
232 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1878-0

ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN VOL. 7 TPB
Written by BILL MANTLO, GERRY CONWAY, ARCHIE GOODWIN
& LEN WEIN
Penciled by ROSS ANDRU, SAL BUSCEMA & GIL KANE

From classics like Doc Ock to lesser known lawbreakers like Cyclone, we've got more villains than you can shake the proverbial stick at (although webbing is actually more recommended)! Illusion's the order of the day with the miscreant misdeeds of Mindworm, Mysterio and Mirage -- but the Jackal's got something much more enduring in mind! Witness the birth of the Clone Saga! Spidey faces a lashing from the Lizard, a scrap with the Scorpion and a tussle with the Tarantula -- but can any menace truly match...the Spider-Mobile? Featuring the origins of the Jackal, the Grizzly, the Fly, Moses Magnum and more! Guest-starring the Punisher and Man-Thing! Collects Amazing Spider-Man #138-160, Annual #10 and Giant-Size Spider-Man #3-5.
560 PGS./All Ages …$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1879-9

ESSENTIAL GHOST RIDER VOL. 1 TPB
Written by ROY THOMAS, GERRY CONWAY, LEN WEIN,
MARV WOLFMAN & MIKE FRIEDRICH
Penciled by MICHAEL PLOOG, JIM MOONEY, TOM SUTTON
& HERB TRIMPE

When orphaned stunt-show star Johnny Blaze discovers his adoptive father Crash Simpson is dying of a rare blood disease, he barters his immortal soul for a miracle cure. The trade-off ultimately leaves him bound to the demon Zarathos, and their melding of spirits would manifest itself every night in the form of Ghost Rider, the most supernatural super hero of all! Collecting MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #5-12, GHOST RIDER #1-20 and DAREDEVIL #138.
560 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1838-1

SQUADRON SUPREME TPB (4th)
Written by MARK GRUENWALD
Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA, BOB HALL, PAUL RYAN & PAUL NEARY
Cover by ALEX ROSS

New printing! Before Watchmen, before MARVELS, before Kingdom Come – there was Squadron Supreme, a deconstructionist parable of the super-hero paradigm in a real-world setting. Published before such stories became commonplace, it set the standard for post-modernist super-hero fiction and influenced a generation of creators. On an Earth much like our own, the world’s greatest superhuman champions are confronted by a society in ruins. Faced with the possibility of a new dark age for mankind, they choose the only course available to them – and take control of the world’s governments themselves. Now they have one year in which to completely restructure human society. Can their plan succeed? Will a renegade member bring about their downfall? And what will happen when the Earth’s mightiest heroes find themselves becoming instead its all-powerful, totalitarian overlords? Considered by many to be the finest work of the late Mark Gruenwald, the original groundbreaking series is collected here in its entirety.
352 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-0576-X

MARVEL POSTERS

Spider-Man: THE OTHER Poster
In anticipation of the upcoming colossal Spicer-Man crossover beginning this October, feast your eyes on this stunning image by Joe Quesada, inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s Virtuvian Man. Like the drawing, “The Other” will reveal what makes a man Spider-Man!
24” x 36” / FC ...$5.99
FOC 9/1/05 • On–Sale 9/21/05

Pop Artifact! Wilma Flintstone tricyle toy

"Seuss Celebration" DVD-bound

Via Toon Zone: The "Seuss Celebration" brings the classic animated adaptations to DVD. Included:
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • The Lorax
  • Pontoffel Pock & His Magic Piano
  • Green Eggs And Ham
  • Grinch Night
  • The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat
  • The Hoober-Bloob Highway

The set is due out Sept. 27. It's available for pre-order now from Amazon.

Whole lotta Hitchcock coming to DVD

Universal will release the 15-disk "Alfred Hitchcock: Masterpiece Collection" Oct. 4. In includes 14 films and a bonus disk. The films will all be available individually too. They include:
  • Saboteur
  • Shadow of a Doubth
  • Rope
  • Rear Window
  • The Trouble With Harry
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Vertigo
  • Psycho
  • The Birds
  • Marnie
  • Torn Curtain
  • Topaz
  • Frenzy
  • Family Plot
The set isn't listed at Amazon, but you can check availability here.

Remembering Superman artist Paul Cassidy

Cassidy, the first "ghost" hired to work in the Siegel and Shuster studio, died May 15.

He's the artist credited with putting an "S" insignia on Superman's cape.

From a story in the Milwaukee Sentinel:

Cassidy arrived in Milwaukee as a graphics arts teacher at the old Milwaukee Vocational School, a forerunner of Milwaukee Area Technical College. Superman's creators - writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster - spent part of the 1930s promoting Superman as a comic strip character. They finally began to find some success and moved into comic books in the late 1930s.

...Thanks to a college contact, Cassidy was offered the chance to join the Shuster studio in Cleveland when help was needed on the comic books. He worked with Shuster from 1938 to 1940. The money wasn't nearly enough to support his young family, so Cassidy had to stop working full time at the studio.

"It paid so little, he went into teaching," said Dick Cassidy, repeating the family joke.

Cassidy went on to work with Field Enterprises in Chicago, as an artist for the World Book Encyclopedia, and as art director and managing director for its Child Craft publication. He later worked for Grolier's Book of Knowledge in New York City but didn't like the job or living in New York.

There's more info on Cassidy at the excellent Who Drew Superman site.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Pop Artifact! Marx Knight figure

DC Direct solicitations for September



BATMAN KNIGHTFALL: AZRAEL AS BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
Donning a cape and cowl, Azrael — acting as Batman — struggles with the Caped Crusader’s mission while wrestling with his own inner demons. This figure features multiple points of articulation and a base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 15 • Action Figure • 7" H • PI



BATMAN KNIGHTFALL: NIGHTWING ACTION FIGURE
As Batman’s former ward, Nightwing returns to Gotham City during the absence of his mentor to carry on his crusade. This figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 15 • Action Figure • 7" H • PI



BATMAN KNIGHTFALL: CATWOMAN ACTION FIGURE
Following Batman’s absence, this cat burglar of unparalleled skill
joins Nightwing to fight for justice. This figure features multiple points of articulation, a display base, and a whip accessory. Packaged in a 4-color blister.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 15 • Action Figure • 6.75" H • PI



BATMAN KNIGHTFALL: BANE ACTION FIGURE
Bane unleashes anarchy upon Gotham City by releasing the inmates
of Arkham Asylum! With Batman drained from trying to restore order, the formidable Bane is able to defeat the Dark Knight by breaking Batman’s back. This figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 15 • Action Figure • 7.375" H • PI



BATMAN KNIGHTFALL: MASK OF TENGU BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
On the grueling road to recovery, Batman must relearn a lifetime of training his body and honing his martial arts skills with the aid of
Lady Shiva. This figure features multiple points of articulation, a display base, and a removable mask. Packaged in a 4-color blister.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 15 • Action Figure • 7" H • PI


SILVER AGE BATMAN AND ROBIN STATUE
Based on the art of Carmine Infantino
Sculpted by William Paquet

The Dynamic Duo is ready for action! The classic look of Batman and Robin is vividly captured in this statue! This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 9.5" tall x 11.25"x wide 9.25" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 1 • Statue • $195.00 U.S.



BATMAN DELUXE VINYL STATUE BY KOTOBUKIYA
Under special arrangement with Japanese manufacturer Kotobukiya, DC Direct presents this deluxe 1:6 scale vinyl statue of Batman, the guardian of Gotham City! This statue stands approximately 11.5" x tall 11.5" x wide 10.25" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box. Only 3,000 of these hand-painted statues will be available for sale outside of Asia this year. Don’t miss your chance to own one!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 23 • Vinyl Statue • $99.99 US



WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: WONDER WOMAN BUST
Designed by Adam Hughes
Sculpted by John G. Mathews

First in a series designed and sculpted by the incomparable team of Adam Hughes and John G. Mathews! Wonder Woman
is renowned as the mighty warrior princess’ and no one depicts her beauty better than longtime cover artist Hughes. This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5.5" high x 2" wide x 2.275" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 8 • Bust • $45.00 US

ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER POSTER
Art by Jim Lee & Scott Williams
The Dynamic Duo — two of DC's greatest heroes — protect Gotham City in this spectacular full color, 24" x 36" poster featuring the art of fan favorites Jim Lee & Scott Williams from the composite covers of ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN,
THE BOY WONDER #1!
Advance-solicited; on sale February 22 • Poster • $7.99 US


JSA: GUARDIAN ANGELS POSTER
Art by Alex Ross
America’s original team of heroes comes together in this stunning new poster capturing Alex Ross’s striking image of the JSA, originally presented as the diptych covers for issues #68-69! This full-color poster measures 24" x 36".
Advance-solicited; on sale February 22 • Poster • $7.99 US

Comics in the book store

Over at the Beat, Heidi MacDonald talks about all the cartoonists getting deals with traditional book publishers. What does this mean for the future of the comics business and comic book shops?

Beats me. But it's going to be interesting to see what happens with the medium over the next few years. Seems like broader distribution and acceptance of comics works is a good thing but--as Heidi mentions--it's different. More people--more diverse people--are starting to read comics. Are longtime readers ok with opening up the doors of their exclusive club?

Will there be two comics industries: One that publishes mainly super-hero books for the fans for distribution in comic book shops and another that publishes more "respectable" work that gets placed in mainstream book stores?

Today's DVD new releases

June 21


Bewitched Complete First Season (Black and White or Colorized)


Josephine Baker (Zou Zou, La Sirene Des Tropiques, and Princess Tam Tam)

Rhino boxes up the Ramones, w/comic book!

According to Billboard, "Weird Tales of the Ramones" will include 85 tracks on three CDs (the Ramones wrote really short songs), a DVD of music videos and comic book featuring contributions by Sergio Aragones, Bill Griffiths and Xaime Hernandez.

The tracks:

Disc one:
"Blitzkrieg Bop"
"Beat on the Brat"
"Judy Is a Punk"
"I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"
"Loudmouth"
"53rd & 3rd"
"Havana Affair"
"Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue"
"Glad To See You Go"
"Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment"
"I Remember You"
"Carbona Not Glue"
"Oh Oh I Love Her So"
"Swallow My Pride" (single version)
"Commando"
"Pinhead"
"Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" (ABC single version)
"I Don't Care" (single version)
"Rockaway Beach"
"Cretin Hop"
"Here Today, Gone Tomorrow"
"Teenage Lobotomy"
"Slug" (demo)
"Surfin' Bird"
"We're A Happy Family"
"I Just Want To Have Something To Do"
"I Wanted Everything"
"Needles & Pins" (remixed single version)
"I Wanna Be Sedated"
"Go Mental"
"Don't Come Close"
"I Don't Want You"
"She's the One"
"I'm Against It"

Disc two:
"Rock 'N' Roll High School" (Ed Stasium mix)
"I Want You Around" (Ed Stasium mix)
"Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?"
"I'm Affected"
"Danny Says"
"The KKK Took My Baby Away"
"You Sound Like You're Sick"
"She's a Sensation"
"All's Quiet on the Eastern Front"
"Outsider"
"Highest Trails Above"
"Psycho Therapy" (single version)
"Time Bomb"
"Mama's Boy"
"I'm Not Afraid of Life"
"Too Tough To Die"
"Wart Hog"
"Howling at the Moon (Sha-La-La)"
"Daytime Dilemma (Dangers of Love)"
"Endless Vacation"
"My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)" (U.K. 12" version)
"Somebody Put Something in My Drink"
"Animal Boy"
"I Don't Want To Live This Life (Anymore)" (U.K. b-side)
"Love Kills"
"Something to Believe In" (single version)

Disc three:
"I Wanna Live"
"Bop 'Til You Drop"
"I Lost My Mind"
"Garden of Serenity"
"I Believe in Miracles"
"Pet Sematary" (single version)
"Punishment Fits the Crime"
"Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)" (single version)
"Main Man"
"Strength To Endure"
"Poison Heart"
"I Won't Let It Happen"
"Censorsh*t"
"Journey to the Center of the Mind"
"7 And 7 Is"
"When I Was Young"
"I Don't Wanna To Grow Up"
"Scattergun"
"Makin' Monsters for My Friends"
"The Crusher"
"Spiderman"
"Life's a Gas"
"She Talks To Rainbows"
"Any Way You Want It"
"R.A.M.O.N.E.S."

"Lifestyles of the Ramones and More!" DVD:
"Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?"
"Rock 'N' Roll High School"
"We Want the Airwaves"
"Psycho Therapy"
"Time Has Come Today"
"Howling at the Moon (Sha-La-La)"
"Something To Believe In"
"I Wanna Live"
"I Wanna Be Sedated"
"Pet Sematary"
"Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)"
"I Believe in Miracles"
"Strength To Endure"
"Poison Heart"
"Substitute"
"I Don't Wanna To Grow Up"
"Spiderman"
"Blitzkrieg Bop" (live)

The set is due out Aug. 16. It's available for pre-order now from Amazon.

Monday, June 20, 2005

DC Comics solicitations for September 2005

BATMAN


ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #2
Written by Frank Miller
Art and cover by Jim Lee
& Scott Williams

Acclaimed writer Frank Miller (THE DARK KNIGHTS RETURNS) and artists Jim Lee & Scott Williams (BATMAN: HUSH) are back for the second thrilling installment of the year's most anticipated comics event! And this stellar creative team has brought its “A” game to this ! imaginative new interpretation of the origin of these celebrated comic-book icons
After witnessing his parents’ brutal deaths, Dick Grayson’s life is seemingly destroyed. But Batman whisks the young lad into his care and .promises him something Bruce never had: retribution.
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN #645
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen
Cover by Jock

The startling revelation of the Red Hood’s identity leads Batman on a quest for answers. Could it really be Jason Todd cutting a swath through !the Gotham City underworld? There’s only one place to find the answer to that question: the Gotham graveyard.
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


DETECTIVE COMICS #811
Written by David Lapham
Art by Ramon Bachs & Nathan Massengill
Cover by Lapham

Batman is in too deep, as his undercover assignment starts to go horribly wrong! While he fights to stay alive, Robin and Gordon try to hold off ”!the creatures that have been taking over all of Gotham City, in Part 9 of “City of Crime."
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #69
Written by A.J. Lieberman
Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit
Cover by Claudio Castellini

Hush will stop at nothing to learn the secrets of a brand-new Clayface! But what’s the connection between Clayface and the murder investigation surrounding Alfred? Can Batman unravel the mystery while keeping Alfred alive and out of police custody.
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #195
Written by J.H. Williams III & Dan Curtis Johnson
Art and cover by Seth Fisher

Part 4 of the 5-part “Snow.” Batman’s operatives encounter. Mr. Freeze and come to grips with the madman’s plan to bring his wife back against all odds.
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BATGIRL #68
Written by Andersen Gabrych
Art and cover by Alé Garza & Jesse Delperdang

Batgirl infiltrates the Balkan stronghold of Nyssa, daughter of the deceased Ra’s al Ghul, on a quest to learn the identity of her mother. Now she faces the woman who holds all her secrets: Lady Shiva.
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


CATWOMAN #47
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Adam Hughes

Catwoman joins a group of super-villains who’ve taken over the East End! She wants to tear them apart from the inside, even if it means dealing with every baddie from Captain Cold and the Cheetah to the powered protectors of the proletariat, Hammer and Sickle.
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


ROBIN #142
Written by Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

As Tim prepares to make the biggest decision of his life — whether or not to leave Batman’s employ for a Black Ops job in the U.S. government — an old flame comes back into his life. The problem? This one died in the Gotham Gang War. Love has never been so creepy.
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


ROBIN/BATGIRL: FRESH BLOOD TPB
Written by Bill Willingham and Andersen Gabrych
Art by Damion Scott, Alé Garza and Jesse Delperdang
Cover by Scott

A thrilling new collection featuring ROBIN #132-133 and BATGIRL #58- 59! After relocating to Blüdhaven, two of Gotham’s youngest heroes must face Nightwing’s enemy Shrike and their old foe, the Penguin.
On sale Sept 14 • 96 pg, FC, $12.99 US

BATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #2
Written by Andrew Helfer
Art by Tan Eng Huat
Cover by Pat Lee

The explosive 12-issue maxiseries heats up as the Carrier comes to Gotham City — and he’s brought the plague with him! When an undercover Bruce Wayne is inadvertently infected, Bruce must struggle against the disease while battling his own inner demons about the future of the Dark Knight — and then come to the aid of Jim Gordon when a mysterious fire breaks out.
On sale Sept 28 • 2 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BATMAN: JEKYLL & HYDE #6
Written by Paul Jenkins
Art and cover by Sean Phillips

Hysteria breaks out as the 6-issue miniseries reaches a shocking finale! Two-Face has infected the citizens of Gotham with his “Jekyll & Hyde” serum and is on the run from the Batman! But can the Dark Knight put an end to Two-Face’s madness before Harvey Dent’s “Mr. Hyde" personality takes over and destroys him once and for all.
On sale Sept 21 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


GOTHAM CENTRAL #35
Written by Greg Rucka & Ed Brubaker
Art by Kano & Stefano Gaudiano
Cover by Sean Phillips

With the discovery of a dead Robin and now another murdered hero, the GCPD’s detectives find themselves with more questions than before — and only one person is capable of providing the answers. The problem, of course, is that Batman's not talking.
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


NIGHTWING #112
Written by Devin Grayson
Art and cover by Phil Hester & Ande Parks

Dick Grayson’s gone undercover. Maybe too far undercover! When the criminals whose trust he’s earned stab him in the back, the parts of his life that have been under wraps come to the surface. And why is Deathstroke the Terminator at the head of Dick’s crime world.
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BATMAN: WAR GAMES ACT 3 TPB
Written by Ed Brubaker, Bill Willingham and others
Art by Sean Phillips, Pete Woods and others
Cover by James Jean

The final volume of WARGAMES collects BATMAN #633, BATGIRL #57, CATWOMAN #36, ROBIN #131, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #58.
On sale Sept 21 • 208 pg, FC, $14.99 US


BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL. 3 HC
Written by Dennis O’Neil, Bob Haney, Len Wein and others
Art by Neal Adams & Dick Giordano
Cover by Adams

The extra-sized final volume collecting Neal Adams’s acclaimed covers and stories featuring the Dark Knight! This volume includes material from BATMAN #232, #234, #237, #243-245 and #251, featuring Two-Face, the Joker, and more members of Batman’s famed Rogues Gallery Plus, two never-before-reprinted stories done for Peter Pan records and a sketchbook section showcasing Adams’ advertising and custom comics work with the Caped Crusader.
On sale Sept 28 • 280 pg, FC, $49.99 US


SUPERMAN


SHAZAM/SUPERMAN: FIRST THUNDER #1
Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Josh Middleton

Witness the first meeting of The Last Son of Krypton and Earth’s Mightiest Mortal in this thrilling 4-issue miniseries written by Judd Winick (SUPERMAN: “Lightning Strikes,” OUTSIDERS) with art by Josh Middleton (Nyx, New Mutants)! While Superman must stop members of a cult from stealing an ancient artifact from the Metropolis Natural History Museum, Captain Marvel must defeat giant robots rampaging through Fawcett City. When the same cult attempts to steal an artifact from a Fawcett City Museum, Superman drops by to lend a hand, and teams up with Captain Marvel against an all-new threat.
On sale Sept 8 • 1 of 4 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US Edited by Mike Carlin


SUPERGIRL #2
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund

The battle that had to happen is here: Supergirl vs. Superboy! After last issue's titanic tussle with Power Girl, why is Kara going toe-to-toe with the Boy of Steel? And where do the rest of the Teen Titans fit into all of this? Plus, Lex Luthor makes his move! Join the superstar team of Jeph Loeb, Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund as they continue to rocket the new Girl of Steel into hyperspace.
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERMAN/BATMAN #23
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines

Get ready for more pulse-pounding thrills from the original World's Finest creators — Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines — in part 4 of the 6-part “With a Vengeance,” guest-starring Supergirl! Superman and Batman may have escaped the Maximums, but that doesn't stop those vengeance-seeking superheroes from starting a full-scale invasion of Earth — with everyone who's ever been a Maximum! And somehow this is all tied to Darkseid’s fate and the most unexpected death you'll see this year.
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


ACTION COMICS #831
Written by Gail Simone
Art by John Byrne & Nelson
Cover by Dan Jurgens & Kevin Nowlan

A VILLAINS UNITED tie-in! Get ready for Superman vs. Black Adam — and Doctor Psycho will be there to pick up the pieces.
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #644
Written by Greg Rucka
Art and cover by Karl Kerschl

After the shocking revelations of Identity Crisis and JLA: “Crisis of Conscience,” Superman confronts Zatanna.
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


SUPERMAN #221
Written by Mark Verheiden
Art and cover by Ed Benes

Superman's being pulled in all directions in an issue that ties into all four miniseries springing from COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS Omac is running loose. Villains are united. Magic is everywhere. Naturally, it's a perfect time for Bizarro to show up.
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT TPB
Written by Mark Waid
Art and cover by Leinil Yu & Gerry Alanguilan

A new softcover edition collecting the 12-issue miniseries that features the entire modern-day retelling of Superman by writer Mark Waid and artists Leinil Francis Yu & Gerry Alanguilan. Plus, an introduction by Smallville television producers Al Gough & Miles Millar and a sketchbook section.
On sale Sept 28 • 304 pg, FC, $19.99 US


DC UNIVERSE


CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by George Pérez, Dick Giordano, Jerry Ordway and Mike DeCarlo
Cover by Pérez

Worlds lived. Worlds died. And the DC Universe was never the same! In 1985 DC Comics dramatically altered comics’ original universe with CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS a 12-issue series that rocked the comics community, tragically dooming some of DC’s most beloved characters and drastically altering others Written by Marv Wolfman and pencilled by George Pérez, with inks by Dick Giordano, Jerry Ordway and Mike DeCarlo, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS finds the alternate worlds that once were a hallmark of the DC Universe under siege by a mysterious force powerful enough to wipe out the lives of billions. Now this landmark series gets the star treatment in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS THE ABSOLUTE EDITION — an oversized slipcased set containing two hardcover books. The 368-page Book One includes the full 12-issue maxiseries (which was painstakingly restored and meticulously recolored in 1998), with an introduction by Marv Wolfman, afterword by Dick Giordano, and creator bios. George Pérez provides all-new art for the dustjacket. (Please note that the Monitor Tapes section from issue #10 .)will be shot from the original art for this issue and represented in its original form
The 96-page Book Two contains a compendium featuring the full behind-the-scenes story on
the years-long making of the maxiseries complete with memos, notes, original plots and commentary from Marv Wolfman and Jerry Ordway; the Official Index to Crisis and Official Index to Crisis Crossovers being reprinted for the very first time, completely updated; a look into post-Crisis .events and aftermath stories, how the Superboy/Legion conundrum was solved, and a look at the 20th anniversary of this seminal event George Pérez provides all-new art for the dustjacket
Advance-solicited; on sale November 16 • Oversized, slipcased hardcover • 464 pg, FC, $99.99 US


AQUAMAN #34
Written by John Arcudi
Art by Andy Clarke & Leonard Kirk
Cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy

Featuring the return of guest artist Andy Clarke (THIRTEEN)! Aquaman is reunited with his wife Mera, only to find she’s dying. The only way to save her is take her out of Atlantis, and the only thing standing in Aquaman's way is…Tempest.
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BLOOD OF THE DEMON #7

Written by John Byrne & Will Pfeifer
Art by Byrne & Nekros
Cover by Byrne

A special DAY OF VENGEANCE tie-in! The sadistic Spectre
has been trying to rid the DCU of its practitioners of magic — and now he sets his sights on Etrigan the Demon.
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BREACH #9
Written by Bob Harras
Art by Javier Pulido & Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Marcos Martin

Featuring guest art by Javier Pulido (HUMAN TARGET)
The connection between Breach and the villainous Herdsman is brought to light! Troops and scientists from Otherside find evidence that no one who has had contact with the Rifters can be trusted, not even Breach.
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BIRDS OF PREY #86

Written by Gail Simone
Art by Bruce Timm, David Lopez & Fernando Blanco
Adriana Melo & Will Conrad
Cover by Adriana Melo & Will Conrad

The Birds return to Metropolis — and one of them’s staying for good! Three guest artists — including Bruce Timm — tell the tale of one unforgettable moving day.
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


DAY OF VENGEANCE #6
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong
Cover by Walter Simonson

The 6-issue miniseries spinning from COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS reaches an unbelievable finale in a tale called “The Death of Magic!” Can the combined forces of the Shadowpact finally stop the Spectre.
On sale Sept 21 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


DOOM PATROL #16
Written by John Byrne
Art by Byrne & Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Byrne

In a shocking turn of events, the Doom Patrol loses a member to the dark side when Nudge’s full powers and personalities are revealed! But while Nudge takes on the Doom Patrol, Vortex’s mysterious “brothers” arrive with a secret mission of their own.
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


THE FLASH #226
Written by Stuart Immonen & Kathryn Kuder
Art by Steve Lightle
Cover by Ladronn

A special issue featuring a guest creative team! Wally gets a break on a mountain climbing expedition…but an unexpected avalanche requires a rescue from The Flash
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


FIRESTORM #17
Written by Stuart Moore
Art by Jamal Igle & Rob Stull
Cover by Matt Haley

A special VILLAINS UNITED tie-in! Trapped in a remote power installation by the Society, Firestorm — and a mysterious girl called Gehenna — must defeat Black Adam's army of supervillains to escape.
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


GREEN LANTERN #5
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver

Fan-favorite artist Ethan Van Sciver (GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH) joins writer Geoff Johns for an action-packed tale that pits Hal Jordan against the deadly new Shark as alien abductions across the West Coast increase dramatically! But what do these extraterrestrials want, and what strange events in the past are they truly responsible for? Guest-starring Hector Hammond.
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


GREEN LANTERN CORPS: RECHARGE #1
Written by Geoff Johns & Dave Gibbons
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason
& Christian Alamy

Get ready for a new 5-issue miniseries springing from the pages of GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH! Written by Geoff Johns (GREEN LANTERN, TEEN TITANS) & Dave Gibbons (RANN-THANAGAR WAR, THE ORIGINALS) with art by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy(AQUAMAN), Recharge kicks off with an extra-sized debut issue.
For too long, the light of the Green Lantern Corps has been absent from the cosmos. Now, as darkness and chaos descend upon space, it is time for the Guardians of the Universe to revive the Corps’ proud heritage, to recruit new servants to their cause and to recharge the mighty power that once they wielded.
Their lives still reeling from the epic battle with Parallax, veteran GLs Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner and Kilowog lead a new generation of Lanterns into galaxy-spanning action. As old foes plot the downfall of Oa itself, the Green Lantern Corps must first fight to unite its own ranks.
On sale Sept 21 • 1 of 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US Edited by Peter Tomasi


GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH HC
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ethan Van Sciver & Prentis Rollins
Cover by Van Sciver

The sold out 6-issue miniseries event of 2004-2005 — written by Geoff Johns (THE FLASH, TEEN TITANS) with art by Ethan Van Sciver Prentis Rollins — is collected for the first time, complete with the preview story from Wizard Magazine! Hal Jordan was considered the greatest Green Lantern of them all. But Jordan lost control, allowed himself to be corrupted and transformed into the villainous Parallax. Later, Jordan reappeared and made the ultimate sacrifice — a sacrifice that allowed him to become the Spectre, the Wrath of God
After several years of activity on Earth, The Spectre became restless and sought a way to prove himself worthy of that noble reputation. See how a man born without fear and seeking to rebuild his life, puts cosmic forces into motion that will have repercussions not only on Earth but . across the universe
This volume also features an introduction by best-selling author Brad Meltzer and a new cover by Van Sciver.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 12 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US


GREEN ARROW #54
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Tom Fowler & Rodney Ramos Cover by James Jean

Part 1 of the 4-part “Heading into the Light,” spinning out of the events of IDENTITY CRISIS! Green Arrow faces off against an old villain who’s suddenly become much more deadly. His name is Doctor Light, and he wants revenge on the heroes who violated his mind! Guest-starring Black Lightning and the JLA.
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


HAWKMAN #44

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Joe Bennett and Ruy Jose
Cover by Christopher Moeller

There's a new Hawkman in town, as Golden Eagle assumes the mantle of the Hawk! But has he already gone too far? The villains responsible for destroying Carter Hall are disappearing one by one, until only the true mastermind remains.
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


THE HUMAN RACE #7
Written by Ben Raab
Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong
Cover by Justiniano

The unbelievable miniseries finale! The unique odyssey of the young man named Ulysses draws to a close. But first Ulysses must make a fateful decision: Can he abandon the town of Shuster’s Glen, and the parents who believe he’s dead.
On sale Sept 21 • 7 of 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


KAMANDI ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Jack Kirby
Art by Kirby & Mike Royer
Cover by Kirby

The first archive in a series collecting the adventures of Kamandi, the
—last boy on Earth, by Jack Kirby! In these tales from KAMANDI #1-10 (1972-1973), Kamandi — one of the few survivors of the Great Disaster must make his way in a world populated by bizarre mutated animals and other strange wonders.
On sale Sept 14 • 244 pg, FC, $49.99 US


JACK CROSS #2
Written by Warren Ellis
Art and cover by Gary Erskine

The action-filled new series by Warren Ellis & Gary Erskine continues! Jack Cross is called into action only for a good cause…and this good cause is a missing weapon of mass destruction hundreds of times more terrifying than any nuclear device. Jack flies to Guantanamo Bay to question the one woman who can lead him to it — but will he be in time.
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


JLA #118 & #119
Written by Geoff Johns & Allan Heinberg
Art by Chris Batista & Mark Farmer
Cover by Rags Morales & Farmer

The two concluding issues of the 5-part “Crisis of Conscience,” written by Geoff Johns (THE FLASH, TEEN TITANS) and Allan Heinberg (The O.C.) double-ship in September! In JLA #118, the knockdown-dragout battle between Martian Manhunter and Despero continues, as the fight that began on the JLA Watchtower ends on Earth! Meanwhile, Superman intervenes in the Justice League’s vote to mindwipe the Secret Society of Super Villains, and Zatanna makes a fateful decision.
And in #119, the JLA must face off against Despero in Wayne Manor! But in order to stop Despero, the team will be forced to turn against one of its own.
on sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US #118
on sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US #119


JLA: SYNDICATE RULES TPB
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Ron Garney & Dan Green
Cover by Garney

A new collection featuring JLA #107-114 and a story from JLA SECRET FILES 2004! Seeking revenge against their positive matter universe counterparts — the fabled JLA — the Crime Syndicate of Amerika breaches the barrier between universes and brings chaos to Earth.
On sale Sept 8 • 200 pg, FC, $17.99 US


JLA CLASSIFIED #12
Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Butch Guice
Cover by Michael Stribling

In Part 3 of the 6-part “New Maps of Hell,” Hell on Earth is unleashed! The JLA confronts President Luthor and learns of an ancient prophecy about the coming of the Martian God of Terror — better known on Earth as the Devil.
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JSA #77
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Don Kramer & Keith Champagne
Cover by Alex Ross

Alan Scott pays a visit to Hal Jordan as Hal prepares to leave Earth with Donna Troy. But Alan has one last favor to ask Hal, and it will be one of the hardest things a Green Lantern has ever tried to accomplish.
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


JSA CLASSIFIED #3
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover by Conner

The origin of Power Girl continues as she travels to Gotham to meet the Huntress and finds herself face-to-face with the Crime Syndicate.
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #10
Written by Mark Waid
Art by Barry Kitson & Art Thibert
Cover by Kitson

The Legion finally fights as a team against the brutal Terror Firma! But after the team-splintering recent events, who's in charge.
On sale Sept 28 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MANHUNTER #14
Written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Javier Pina & Fernando Blanco
Cover by Jesus Saiz

The secret of Project Manhunter is revealed — and so is the identity of Kate Spencer’s long-lost father.
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


OUTSIDERS #28
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Matthew Clark & Art Thibert
Cover by Daniel Acuña

Reeling from the mind-blowing events of “The Insider” story arc, the team mourns a lost comrade and decides you can’t go home again…ever.
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


PLASTIC MAN #18
Written by Kyle Baker
Art and cover by Baker

The showdown between Plas and his adopted stepdaughter’s fiancé boyfriend friend with no benefits! Beware the wrath and rage of El Rey! Don’t miss another exciting issue of the series nominated for two Eisner Awards and two Harvey Awards.
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SGT. ROCK’S COMBAT TALES VOL. 1
Written by Robert Kanigher
Art by Joe Kubert, Jerry Grandenetti, Irv Novick and Russ Heath
Cover by Kubert

A digest-sized collection reprinting SGT. ROCK’S PRIZE BATTLE TALES, plus stories from the pages of G.I. COMBAT and OUR ARMY AT WAR! It’s 10 classic stories featuring nonstop action direct from the Silver Age of comics.
On sale Sept 8 • 5" x 7.375" • 128 pg, FC, $9.99 US


THE SECRET OF THE SWAMP THING
Written by Len Wein
Art and cover by Berni Wrightson

A manga-sized collection featuring the classic origin and first adventures of the Swamp Thing (also collected in the full-size tpb SWAMP THING: DARK GENESIS), including the first 10 issues of the original SWAMP THING title, all by the legendary team of writer Len Weinand artist Berni Wrightson.
On sale Sept 8 • 5" x 7.375" • 232 pg, FC, $9.99 US


THE OMAC PROJECT #6
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Jesus Saiz
Cover by Ladrönn

The white-hot miniseries spinning out of COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS concludes! To preserve the Omac Project, Brother Eye plays the ultimate trump card.
On sale Sept 28 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


RANN-THANAGAR WAR #5
Written by Dave Gibbons
Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos

The course of the war takes a surprise turn as traitors and unexpected allies reveal themselves. As battle rages, a world is reborn — but one warrior makes the ultimate sacrifice.
On sale Sept 14 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


SEVEN SOLDIERS: GUARDIAN #4
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Cameron Stewart

More must-see mysteries of the SEVEN SOLDIERS saga unfold as the GUARDIAN miniseries finale builds toward the epic conclusion in SEVEN SOLDIERS #1.
Is a broken, embittered Jake Jordan ready for “Sex Secrets of the Newsboy Army”? Who were Captain 7, Kid Scarface, Baby Brains, Ali-Ka ?Zoom, Chop Suzi, Li’l Hollywood and Millions the Mystery Mutt? What was the vow they made as children outside the United Nations building ? What did they do that was so wrong — and why will the entire world suffer in an alien hell if the Guardian makes the wrong decision this time.
On sale Sept 8 • 4 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPERMAN VOL. 1 TPB
Written by Jerry Siegel, Bill Finger and others
Art by Curt Swan, Dick Sprang and others
Cover by Swan & George Klein

Kicking off an exciting line of black-and-white reading library titles! This volume collects SUPERMAN #122-133 and ACTION COMICS #241- featuring the birth of the Silver Age Superman mythos, including the first appearances of Supergirl, Brainiac, the Fortess of Solitude and more.
On sale Sept 14 • 560 pg, B&W, $16.99 US


SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN LANTERN VOL. 1 TPB
Written by John Broome and Gardner Fox
Art by Gil Kane, Joe Giella and Murphy Anderson
Cover by Kane & Giella

One of the first volumes in an all-new line of thick, black-and-white reading library titles! This volume collects the Silver Age classics SHOWCASE #22-24, GREEN LANTERN #1-17, featuring Hal Jordan’s earliest adventures as Earth’s Green Lantern.
On sale Sept 14 • 528 pg, B&W $16.99 US


SEVEN SOLDIERS: MISTER MIRACLE #1
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Pasqual Ferry

Grant Morrison’s amazing SEVEN SOLDIERS saga continues with a 4-part miniseries featuring art by Pasqual Ferry (ADAM STRANGE)! A young Shiloh Norman is all grown up, and now, with the help of his Mother Box — an alien computer — he has become the world's coolest escape artist, a cross between David Blaine and Puff Daddy. After a hallucinatory encounter with the being called Metron, the formerly aimless and dissatisfied Mister Miracle finds himself with a new mission in life. He now believes he has evidence of an apocalyptic cosmic war being fought through human agents on Earth! Shiloh's seen the light. He knows the score — and he may have lost his mind.
On sale Sept 21 • 1 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SON OF VULCAN #4
Written by Scott Beatty
Art and cover by Keron Grant

Mikey Devante inherited the superpowers of Vulcan — but he can't control them! With Vulcan's secret headquarters and everything in it obliterated, what is Mikey's final inheritance? Vulcan’s rogues gallery.
On sale Sept 8 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


TEEN TITANS #28
Written by Gail Simone
Art and cover by Rob Liefeld

The thrilling conclusion of the 2-part story by Gail Simone (VILLAINS UNITED) and Rob Liefeld (New Mutants)! Kestrel, the mad dog of the Chaos Realm, paralyzes the Titans in a bid to gain power like he’s never had before.
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


VILLAINS UNITED #5
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Dale Eaglesham & Wade von Grawbadger
Cover by J.G. Jones

Here it is — the battle you would never have imagined: Catman vs. Deadshot! The picture says it all as the group sworn to undermine the villainous Society finds itself at odds with one another as they try to determine the answer to a single mystery: Who is Mockingbird.
On sale Sept 8 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


VIGILANTE #1
Written by Bruce Jones
Art by Ben Oliver
Covers by Michael Golden

A classic DC character returns in a thrilling 6-issue maxiseries written by fan-favorite Bruce Jones (Hulk) with art by Ben Oliver (THE AUTHORITY: HUMAN ON THE INSIDE) and covers by Michael Golden! Welcome to modern-day Metropolis, where two men with very different philosophies work toward finding justice in an unjust world
Dr. Justin Powell believes in justice for the individual, including the psychotic souls whose whose abuse as children has led them to do terrible things. Vigilante believes in the right of society to be protected from these psychotics with no regard for restraint or the law. Now, the entire city wants to know who the Vigilante is…but who will find him first — the media or the authorities?
On sale Sept 28 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Alex Sinclair


WONDER WOMAN VOL. 3: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS TPB
Written by George Pérez, John Byrne and Len Wein
Art by Pérez, Byrne, Dick Giordano, Bob Smith and
Frank McLaughlin Cover by Pérez

The third volume collecting classic stories by George Pérez reprints WONDER WOMAN #15-19 and ACTION COMICS #600! Wonder Woman !faces her toughest opponents yet in tales featuring Silver Swan, Superman, Circe, Darkseid and more! Featuring a new cover by Pérez.
On sale Sept 21 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US


WONDER WOMAN #221
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Rags Morales & Mark Propst
Cover by J.G. Jones

The power of OMAC comes after the Amazing Amazon! In the aftermath of the recent events which have shaken the DCU, Wonder Woman goes on global patrol, saving lives and spreading her message of peace wherever she can. But Brother I and the Omac Project have other plans.
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


JOHNNY DC



THE BATMAN STRIKES! #13
Written by Bill Matheny
Art and cover by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty

Based on the hit cartoon on Kids’ WB! Batman is on the hunt for Catwoman after a string of burglaries, but Catwoman’s claiming she’s innocent.
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


THE BATMAN STRIKES VOL. 2: IN DARKEST KNIGHT TPB
Written by Bill Matheny
Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty
Cover by Jeff Matsuda

Gotham City's protector returns to battle a new crop of villains in this second manga-sized collection! Reprinting issues #6-10 of the series based on the hit Kids' WB show, IN DARKEST KNIGHT is sure to brighten your day — with action.
On sale Sept 28 • 5" x 7.375" • 104 pg, FC, $6.99 US


JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #13
Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Carlo Barberi & Walden Wong
Cover by Ben Caldwell

Red Tornado on a rampage! What has caused the League's android to trash the Watchtower? And can the rest of the Justice League stop him before he heads to Earth to do even more damage>
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED: JAM-PACKED ACTION
Written by various
Art by various
Production art cover

The hit cartoon show gets the “JPA” treatment, as the episodes “Initiation” and “For the Man Who Has Everything” are adapted! These stories feature high-quality screen-captures and dialogue straight from the show's scripts.
On sale Sept 14 • 5" x 7.375" • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US


TEEN TITANS GO! #23
Written by J. Torres
Art by Mike Norton & Lary Stucker
Cover by Sean Galloway

Red X is back — with a vengeance! The master thief is on a crime spree, robbing a host of places at once! Robin must discover how Red X is doing it and stop him before he ruins the Jump City Comicon.
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #13
Written by Jim Alexander, Sholly Fisch, Brian Swetlin and Tom Warburton
Art by John Delaney
Maurice Fontenot, Phil Moy, Scott Neely, Robert Pope and the Iguana
Cover by Pope

This is unlucky issue #13, so hold on as Billy and Grim attend a father/son picnic! Struggle with Courage as he tries to get over his fear of well, everything, then watch out for bathtime with the Kids Next Door.
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg
FC, $2.25 US


CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY VOL. 2: READ ALL ABOUT IT! TPB
Written by Bill Matheny
Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty
Cover by Jeff Matsuda

All your favorite Cartoon Network stars are back in one convenient manga-sized volume! Featuring the adventures of Dexter’s Laboratory, Kids Next Door, Billy
and Mandy, Ed, Edd & Eddy and many others.
On sale Sept 8 • 5" x 7.375" 112 pg, FC, $6.99 US


LOONEY TUNES #130
Written by Sholly Fisch
Art and cover by Omar Aranda and Alberto Saichann

Special back-to-school issue! Pete Puma plays professor, but Bugs teaches him a real lesson! Plus, tales of Sylvester and Foghorn Leghorn and just what did Ralph Phillips do during his summer vacation anyway
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #66
Written by Jon Lewis, John Rozum, Sean Carolan and Jen Moore
Art by Christopher Cook. Ricardo Garcia-Fuentes, and Mike DeCarlo
Cover by Phil Moy

A giant sea-monster calls for dancing…nonstop rain dancing, that is! Will the Powerpuffs Girls be beat by their own dancing feet! Plus, Princess takes her homework assignment a little too far.
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


SCOOBY-DOO #100
Written by Terrence Griep, Jr
Art by Joe Staton and Horacio Ottolini
Cover by Bill Wray

Zoinks! It’s the fabulous 100th issue! And to celebrate, check out how the gang manages to solve the mystery afoot that will help them win the Trial of the Century
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


DC LIBRARY TITLES


CHIKYU MISAKI VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Iwahara Yuji
CMX. Schoolgirl Makishima Misaki’s life is about to get a lot more complicated in this first volume of an exciting new title! She has inherited the house that belonged to her maternal grandfather, in a small, quiet, snowy town that boasts its own local legend, the Hohopo. Moving into the house with her klutzy widower father, she soon makes new friends — including one very unusual friend: the Hohopo itself, a shape-shifting creature who looks like a small Loch Ness Monster…when he’s not masquerading as the boy next door.
On sale Sept 14 • 5" x 7.375" • 196 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN


PIECES OF A SPIRAL VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Tachibana Kaimu
CMX. Sakuya and Wakyo are reincarnated and reunited only to discover that Bishu-sama — their master and mentor from a past existence is in their midst and in grave danger from vengeful demons! Still unsure of their own powers and the nature of their cunning and elusive enemy they must race against time to rescue Bishu from the dark forces that roil within his reincarnated form.
On sale Sept 8 • 5" x 7.375" • 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN


THE DEVIL DOES EXIST VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Takanashi Mitsuba
CMX. Kayano attempts to make sense of her feelings but is always left confused. Just when she thinks she has seen the good side of Takeru he does something completely infuriating. Then there is Yuichi, who was always so sweet — but lately, he is showing a much darker side. Will Kayano survive this bizarre love triangle… and who will she ultimately choose.
On sale Sept 21 • 5" x 7.375" • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN


MONSTER COLLECTION: THE GIRL WHO CAN DEAL WITH MAGICAL MONSTERS VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Itoh Sei
Original concept by Yasuda Hitoshi/Group SNE
CMX. Kasche and her small fellowship have faced all manner of summoned beasts in their quest for the Guardian of Knowledge, but they could be at quest’s end. While in fierce combat with Duran DeBrancy and his evil summoner, Eclipse, fortunes will change and a difficult decision will be forced upon the heroes. Will they have the strength to stay the course or will the price be too high?
On sale Sept 14 • 5" x 7.375" • 162 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS


SEIMADEN VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Higuri You
CMX. Blinded by his love for the beautiful Hilda, the demon king Laures fails to see a mutiny masterminded by his most trusted aide, who recruits an archdemon with powers equal to the king’s own. Meanwhile, the steadfast Roddrick still struggles to sort out what can be done to stop the destroyer of his people.
On sale Sept 28 • 5" x 7.375" • 180 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN


SWORD OF THE DARK ONES VOL. 3

Art by Kotobuki Tsukasa
Written by Yasui Kentaro
Design cooperation by TASA

The thrilling final volume! When Leroy Schwartz took down the head of the Crimson Despair Assassins Guild and reclaimed his long sword Ragnarok, he thought his mission was done. But he is dead wrong! The sadistic vampire Charvert has captured Lena Northlight to use as a pawn in his master’s hideous plans. After 5,000 years of conflict, the Dark Ones will stop at nothing to annihilate humanity…even if it means becoming the very creatures they despise. Mankind’s last hope is the weapon forged to defeat these creatures centuries ago: the .sentient sword Ragnarok, Bane of the Dark Ones.
On sale Sept 21 • 5" x 7.375" • 204 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS


MAD #458
Written and illustrated by
The Usual Gang of Idiots

As the summer wanes, there’s just one thing that can appease the general malaise of going back to school: the madcap hilarity that only MAD can deliver.
On sale Sept 8 • 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US


WILDSTORM


WILDCATS: NEMESIS #1
Written by Robbie Morrison
Art by Talent Caldwell, Horacio Domingues and Matt Banning
Cover by Caldwell & Banning

A spectacular new chapter in the WildStorm Universe is revealed in this exciting
9-issue miniseries written by Robbie Morrison (THE AUTHORITY) with art by Talent Caldwell (SUPERMAN: GODFALL), Horacio Domingues (Lazarus Jack) and Matt Banning (Uncanny X-Men, The Darkness)! Zealot and her Coda sisters are the elite warrior-class on their homeworld !of Khera, feared throughout the galaxy. A single name, however, strikes fear and hatred into their hearts: Nemesis.
Framed for the betrayal and slaughter of the Kheran military forces on Earth at the dawn of mankind, rogue warrior Charis Adrastea embarks on an epic quest to avenge the massacre, uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire universe. Hunted by friend and foe alike, she takes the name “Nemesis” — from the Greek goddess of vengeance, whose myth she inspires. Now, as her blood-soaked quest nears its end, only the Wildcats can stop her.
This miniseries plunges readers into the midst of the one-woman war Nemesis has been fighting for millennia. Each issue features a present day sequence with art by Caldwell as she nears her quest’s end, and a flashback with art by Domingues that reveals her origins and follows !her vendetta as it spans human history.
On sale Sept 14 • 1 of 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE #4
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Brent Anderson
Cover by Alex Ross

The explosive conclusion of the first arc of the DARK AGE epic! Madame Majestrix holds all of North America hostage, and the only man who can save it from complete destruction is the Silver Agent. But he's in jail…or is he? Plus, the First Family, the Blue Knight and more.
On sale Sept 28 • 4 of 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE AUTHORITY: THE MAGNIFICENT KEV #1 & 2
Written by Garth Ennis
Art by Carlos Ezquerra
Cover by Glenn Fabry

Garth Ennis (PREACHER) returns to the WildStorm Universe for the next chapter in the saga of Kev Hawkins! And along for the ride this time )!around is the co-creator of Judge Dredd, artist Carlos Ezquerra (WAR STORIES: CONDORS).
When the death of a close friend is revealed, Kev begins to entertain ideas of the futility and horror of the life he leads — until he gets a call from the boss. She's got another lethal mission for him that involves his least-favorite allies: The Authority! And this time, events will take a decidedly darker turn.
And in issue #2, Kev's mission to retrieve the Midnighter is under way! On the way, we learn more about the troubled S.A.S. corporal's life and how a one-night stand changed everything.
On sale Sept 8 and Sept 28 • 1 and 2 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS


CITY OF TOMORROW #6
Written by Howard Chaykin
Art and cover by Chaykin

The shattering conclusion of Howard Chaykin's futuristic miniseries! When Tucker Foyle fled Columbia at age 16, he thought his relationship with his father couldn't get any worse. But just when things are getting good, will revelations about his past destroy his future.
On sale Sept 8 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE INTIMATES #11
Written by Joe Casey
Art by Alé Garza & Sandra Hope
Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Hope

It's back to school for everyone's favorite super-hero students! But with some of them a lot smarter about the Seminary than they were before the break, how will they deal with the hidden secrets they learned over the summer? Paranoia abounds as class is back in session.
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


DESOLATION JONES #3
Written by Warren Ellis
Art and cover by J.H. Williams III

Desolation Jones continues his pursuit of what may be the foulest artifact ever created by man! As he makes his way through the filthy denizens of L.A.'s seediest district, he becomes acquainted with a woman who can shed some light on his task — but there are some willing to !do anything to see that he fails.
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


EX MACHINA #15
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art and cover by Tony Harris & Tom Feister

Part 1 of the 2-part “Off the Grid!” When a long-lost relative makes a desperate cry for help, Mayor Mitchell Hundred is forced to leave New York City for the first time since his election. Embarking on a strange adventure, Hundred faces the greatest challenge of his lifetime…alone and out of his jurisdiction.
On sale Sept 21 •32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


EX MACHINA VOL. 2: TAG TPB
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art and cover by Tony Harris & Tom Feister

The second volume of the Eisner Award-nominated series, collecting issues #6-10! What forced Mayor Hundred to make one of the most controversial decisions in the history of New York politics? Featuring an introduction by the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix) and a new cover by Tony Harris.
On sale Sept 8 •128 pg, FC, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS


MAJESTIC #9
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art by Georges Jeanty & Trevor Scott
Cover by Neil Googe

Featuring guest art by Georges Jeanty (Gambit) and an appearance by Zealot! Majestic sets out to discover the secrets of the hidden Kherubim technology lacing the planet's crust. But someone isn't happy about that, and Majestic is targeted for execution.
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MATADOR #5
Written by Devin Grayson
Art and cover by Brian Stelfreeze

Isabel is forced to take matters into her own hands — with the active participation of the Matador, with whom she has formed an uneasy partnership. Will one detective and one assassin prove strong enough to take down an entire community?
On sale Sept 8 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SILENT DRAGON #3
Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Leinil Yu & Gerry Alanguilan
Cover by Yu

Manzo and his Yakuza cohorts face certain extermination at the hands of the military…until the timely appearance of the mysterious Reizo. Just who is this stranger, and does he stand a chance against the forces arrayed before him?
On sale Sept 28 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SLEEPER BOOK FOUR: THE LONG WAY HOME TPB
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art and cover by Sean Phillips

Collecting the final chapter of the SLEEPER saga, Vol. 2 #7-12! The endgame is in play and the fates of Carver, Lynch and the mysterious Tao are all up for grabs. It's winner take all…and the stakes are deadly.
On sale Sept 21 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS


THE WINTER MEN #2
Written by Brett Lewis
Art and cover by John Paul Leon

The action-packed miniseries by Brett Lewis and John Paul Leon continues! Kris is now in the United States — Brooklyn, to be exact — trying to infiltrate the Red Mafia in an effort to solve his case. But is the mafia a step ahead of him already? And what could Nikki be doing in New York.
On sale Sept 21 • 2 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


TOP 10: BEYOND THE FARTHEST PRECINCT #2
Written by Paul DiFilippo
Art and cover by Jerry Ordway

ABC. The thrilling 8-issue miniseries continues! After the startling events of last issue, the cops of Precinct 10 are understandably ill at ease Not only is Traynor — a.k.a. Jetlad — deposed as head of the department, but his replacement is…well, see for yourselves! Plus, the robotic mystery deepens.
On sale Sept 21 • 2 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


ABC: A-Z — TOM STRONG & JACK B. QUICK
Written by Peter Hogan
Art by Kevin Nowlan and Chris Sprouse
Cover by Terry Dodson

ABC. ABC: A-Z is the first in a series of six one-shot specials featuring card-stock covers brought to you by an amazing collection of comic book creators, filled with page after page of informative material guaranteed to satisfy ABC fans everywhere! This initial volume reveals all the secrets and will answer any questions about Tom Strong and Jack B. Quick, along with their supporting casts and gadgets.
On sale Sept 28 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US


WRAITHBORN #1
Written by Joe Benitez & Marcia Chen
Art and covers by Benitez & Joe Weems

Get ready for a thrill-packed 6-issue miniseries written by Joe Benitez (The Darkness, Magdalena) & Marcia Chen (Ascencion, Magdalena with art and covers by Benitez & Joe Weems! Long ago, powerful Immortals ruled the world, wreaking unbridled havoc and destruction, until their ultimate defeat by the Wraithborn. Mankind has since forgotten these saviors, save for legends and myths, but the Immortals remain among us still, ever struggling to regain their former dominion
For millennia, the Wraithborn have kept a vigilant watch, wielding their mysterious powers to hold the Immortals at bay. But now the Wraithborn power is unexpectedly passed on to a timid high school girl, who must discover the secrets of her new abilities before she falls prey to the Immortals! Retailers note: This issue will ship with two covers by Benitez and Weems.
On sale Sept 21 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


VERTIGO


ONE HUNDRED BULLETS #64

Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson

Jack heads to Atlantic City, slowly picking up the pieces of his shattered life working as an underground bare-knuckle boxer. But wherever he .goes, trouble’s sure to follow, and when Graves pays him a visit, the ex-junkie soon realizes he’s in for the fight of his life.
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US • MATURE READERS


BLOODY MARY TPB
Written by Garth Ennis
Art and cover by Carlos Ezquerra

Collecting the two 4-issue miniseries BLOODY MARY and BLOODY MARY: LADY LIBERTY. This collection tells the gritty tale of one of the best death-dealing commandos to ever see combat, caught in a future World War. With nothing left to lose, she becomes the ideal weapon; the .only one who can take on suicidal missions in fascist Europe and the ruins of a cult-occupied Manhattan.
On sale Sept 28 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS


THE BOOKS OF MAGICK: LIFE DURING WARTIME #14
Written by Si Spencer Consulting by Neil Gaiman
Art by Dean Ormston Cover by Duncan Fegredo

Part 2 of the 3-part “Losing My Religion.” Divine chaos ignites in Tim's alternate London just as the Hunter and Yo-Yo, his strange familiar arrive in the city. Tim faces a spirited street girl named Jackie — winner takes the universe.
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US • MATURE READERS


HELLBLAZER #212
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Leonardo Manco
Cover by Tim Bradstreet

The horrifying conclusion of the 6-part “Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go.” Once again, Constantine finds himself making deals in hell. But when one of his trademark schemes backfires with the First of the Fallen, John may inadvertently doom the soul of one of his closest . and dearest friends.
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US • MATURE READERS


FABLES #41
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha
Cover by James Jean

The final chapter of the 5-part “Homelands.” Boy Blue continues his enforced history lesson at the hands of The Adversary, his captor, and is finally reunited with his lost love. But is Happily Ever After even possible after so many centuries apart? Will he spend the rest of his life in ?captivity, or, when things look darkest for our hero, is it possible he still has one last trick up his sleeve.
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US • MATURE READERS


HELLBLAZER: BLACK FLOWERS TPB
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Jock, Lee Bermejo and Marcelo Frusin
Cover by Tim Bradstreet

Continuing Mike Carey's acclaimed run on HELLBLAZER, BLACK FLOWERS rachets up the suspense as Constantine begins to see — and battle — the signs of a coming apocalypse in the stories "The Game of Cat and Mouse," the 2-part "Black Flowers" and the 3-part "Third . Worlds" from issues #181-186.
On sale Sept 14 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS


A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE TPB - NEW EDITION
Written by John Wagner
Art and cover by Vince Locke

A new edition of the classic graphic novel, available for the first time from VERTIGO just in time for the major motion picture starring Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris and William Hurt! In this suspenseful noir crime story, Tom McKenna is a simple family man who instantly becomes a media celebrity when he takes down a couple of wanted murderers who attempt to rob his diner. But his newfound fame draws the attention of a group of merciless mobsters who have been looking to settle a score with McKenna for over 20 years. Now as the killers descend upon his small town in Middle America, the Brooklyn native must face the actions of his youth and relive his past history of violence as he attempts to salvage the life he has built.
Retro-solicited; on sale September 3 • 5.5" x 8" • 296 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS


THE LOSERS #28
Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Colin Wilson
Cover by Jock

Concluding a 3-part arc with art by Colin Wilson (Lt. Blueberry). It’s Roque vs. the Losers, and the stakes are the fate of Max’s nuclear arsenal an entire nation under his control and the life of Pooch,who stands on the brink of execution. The Losers are out of time, out of ideas and out of …luck
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


MNEMOVORE #6
Written by Hans Rodionoff & Ray Fawkes
Art and cover by Mike Huddleston

Time and memory strobe into a blur as Kaley clashes with both Mike Neville and the mnemovore in the series conclusion. Tested to the limits of sanity and physical endurance, Kaley vows to complete one last task: exact total vengeance for her shattered life…at any cost.
On sale Sept 14 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


LUCIFER #66
Written by Mike Carey
Art and cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta

Special guest artist Michael Wm. Kaluta illustrates this stand-alone issue of LUCIFER. As all Creation crumbles, and demonic armies clash on the fields of Heaven, an earthly sorcerer weaves a potent summoning spell — which is answered by the imp Gaudium. And a foul-mouthed …devious fallen cherub with big ambitions is only the start of his problems.
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US • MATURE READERS


NEIL GAIMAN’S NEVERWHERE #4
Written by Mike Carey
Art and cover by Glenn Fabry

Door visits the spectacular Floating Market to shop for a bodyguard as she searches for the murderer of her family. What she purchases may be nothing but danger and duplicity, as the macabre assassins Croup and Vandemar prepare to spring their latest trap. Meanwhile, the Marquis has a deadly destination of his own, and Richard has no choice but to tag along.
On sale Sept 28 • 4 of 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


OTHERWORLD #7
Written by Phil Jimenez
Art and cover by Jimenez & Andy Lanning

Act 1 comes to its shattering conclusion! Jason confronts the Director
in his inner sanctum and positions himself to take over the technological realm. And what really happened when Siobhan was tutored in the Hall of Ashoaa. Is she prepared to do what’s necessary to save the Otherworld.
On sale Sept 28 • 7 of 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


SWAMP THING #19
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Ronald Wimberly
Cover by John Totleben

A stand-alone story featuring guest art by Ronald Wimberly (LUCIFER, HELLBLAZER SPECIAL: PAPA MIDNITE). Led by a bizarre mentor Alec begins
to understand what happened when he shed his godlike elemental powers. This knowledge could turn the Swamp Thing’s remarkable life in a .strange new direction.
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


Y: THE LAST MAN #37
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Pia Guerra & José Marzan Jr
Cover by Massimo Carnevale

The last man and his companions finally reach Australia in Part 1 of the 3-part “Paper Dolls.” As he searches Sydney for his long-lost girlfriend Yorick encounters a dangerous new adversary who threatens to jeopardize more than just this reunion.
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


THE QUITTER HC
Written by Harvey Pekar
Art and cover by Dean Haspiel

In this virtuoso graphic novel, Harvey Pekar — whose American Book Award-winning series American Splendor was the basis for the celebrated film of the same name — tells the story of his troubled teen years for the first time, when he would beat up any kid who looked at him wrong just to win the praise of his peers. And when he failed to impress, whether on the football team, in math class, in the Navy or on the job he simply gave up. A true tour-de-force, THE QUITTER is the universal tale of a young man’s search for himself through the frustrations redemptions and complexities of ordinary life.
With gritty, atmospheric artwork by indie-comics luminary Dean Haspiel (American Splendor, Opposable Thumbs), THE QUITTER is both Pekar’s funniest and most heart-wrenching work yet, an unforgettable graphic novel for all those, like Pekar, who have tried, failed and lived to quit another day.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 5 • 6.875" x 9" • 104 pg, B & W, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS