Friday, August 19, 2005

Pop Artifact! Superman Slurpee cups

Vintage DC Comics house ad

Track list revealed for "Children of Nuggets" box set

Found via searching all over the place on the Web, here are the tracks rumored to be featured in Rhino Records' upcoming Children of Nuggets: The Next Generation four-disk set:

Disc 1
1. THE DUKES OF STRATOSPHEAR - Vanishing Girl
2. LYRES - Help You Ann
3. BANGLES - The Real World
4. THE BARRACUDAS - We're Living In Violent Times
5. THE NASHVILLE RAMBLERS - The Trains
6. WATERMELON MEN - Seven Years
7. THE SMITHEREENS - Strangers When We Meet
8. THE SOFT BOYS - Wading Through A Ventilator
9. FLAMIN' GROOVIES - I Can't Hide
10. THE FLESHTONES - The Girl From Baltimore
11. THAT PETROL EMOTION - It's A Good Thing
12. THE STEMS - She's Fine
13. THE POINT - All My Life
14. THE CREEPS - Down At The Nightclub
15. THE SPONGETONES - (My Girl) Maryanne
16. SALVATION ARMY - She Turns To Flowers
17. THE RAIN PARADE - You Are My Friend
18. THE INMATES - Mr. Unreliable
19. CHRIS STAMEY AND THE dB'S - (I Thought) You Wanted To Know
20. THE LAST - She Don't Know Why I'm Here (single version)
21. BIFF, BANG, POW! - There Must Be A Better Life
22. THE LIME SPIDERS - Slave Girl
23. THE POSIES - I May Hate You Sometimes
24. THE TIMES - I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape
25. THE PANDORAS - It's About Time
26. THE SWINGIN' NECKBREAKERS - I Live For Buzz
27. THE HOODOO GURUS - I Want You Back

Disc 2
1. THE GODFATHERS - This Damn Nation
2. THE DREAM SYNDICATE - Tell Me When It's Over
3. THE PRISONERS - Whenever I'm Gone
4. THE CRAMPS - New Kind Of Kick
5. THE LONG RYDERS - And She Rides
6. REVILLOS - Motorbike Beat
7. THE VIPERS - Tears (Only Dry)
8. THE DUKES OF STRATOSPHEAR - 25 O'Clock
9. LYRES - Don't Give It Up Now
10. CHRIS STAMEY AND THE dB'S - If And When
11. THE UNTAMED YOUTH - Pabst Blue Ribbon
12. THE LA'S - There She Goes
13. VIBRASONIC - Kingsley J.
14. THE CRAWDADDYS - I Can Never Tell
15. THE GREEN TELESCOPE - Make Me Stay
16. THE PLIMSOULS - Everyday Things
17. THE SOFT BOYS - I Wanna Destroy You
18. MICKEY & THE MILKSHAKES - It's You
19. THE POSIES - Apology
20. THE BEVIS FROND - Lights Are Changing
21. THE DROOGS - Ahead Of My Time
22. THE FUNSEEKERS - Welcome To My Love
23. THE REVOLVING PAINT DREAM - Flowers In The Sky
24. TEENAGE FANCLUB - Metal Baby

Disc 3
1. THE CHURCH - The Unguarded Moment
2. THE BARRACUDAS - I Can't Pretend
3. DIED PRETTY - Out Of The Unknown
4. THE LAST - L.A. Explosion
5. FLAMIN' GROOVIES - I'll Cry Alone
6. JULIAN COPE - Sunspots
7. LIPSTICK KILLERS - Hindu Gods Of Love
8. GREEN ON RED - Death And Angels
9. THE SINNERS - Barbed Wire Heart
10. THE CHILLS - Pink Frost
11. THE CHESTERFIELD KINGS - She Told Me Lies
12. THE SMITHEREENS - Beauty And Sadness
13. THE MUMMIES - Test Drive
14. DMZ - Busy Man (EP version)
15. THE STEMS - Love Will Grow
16. THE SPONGETONES - She Goes Out With Everybody
17. THE PLIMSOULS - Hypnotized
18. THE UNCLAIMED - No Apology
19. TEENAGE FANCLUB - God Knows It's True
20. THE HOODS - You Keep On Lyin'
21. THE STING-RAYS - Don't Break Down
22. THE FLESHTONES - The World Has Changed
23. THE CYNICS - Baby What's Wrong
24. LAIKA & THE COSMONAUTS - Psycko
25. THE JIGSAW SEEN - My Name Is Tom

Disc 4
1. PRIMAL SCREAM -Gentle Tuesday
2. THE THREE O' CLOCK - With A Cantaloupe Girlfriend
3. THE HOODOO GURUS - Like Wow - Wipeout!
4. THE FUZZTONES - Bad News Travels Fast
5. SUN DIAL - Plains Of Nazca (single edit)
6. THE BANGS - Getting Out Of Hand
7. MICKEY & THE MILKSHAKES - Please Don't Tell My Baby
8. THE RAIN PARADE - One Half Hour Ago
9. The Aardvarks You're - My Loving Way
10. Screaming Trees - Transfiguration
11. UNITED STATES OF EXISTENCE - A Scandal In Bohemia
12. THE NOMADS - Where The Wolf Bane Blooms
13. OPAL - Northern Line
14. THE VIPERS - Cheated And Lied
15. THE DENTISTS - Strawberries Are Growing In My Garden (And It's
Wintertime)
16. TELL-TALE HEARTS - Won't Need Yours
17. INSPIRAL CARPETS - Weakness
18. THE MIRACLE WORKERS - You'll Know Why
19. THE UNKNOWNS - Not My Memory
20. THE PRISONERS - Far Away
21. THE OPTIC NERVE - Ain't That A Man
22. PLASTICLAND - Mink Dress
23. THE RAYBEATS - Tight Turn
24. THE NERVES - One Way Ticket
25. THE WONDERMINTS - Tracy Hide (cover version)

I haven't been able to determine when the set will be out. ICE at one point said Aug. 30, but that's only in a couple weeks. There's no word about it on Rhino's official site. A Fleshtones site says "spring." We'll keep you posted.

Quick hits

Jessica Alba says she won't be back as Sue Storm in "Fantastic Four 2." She's decided to star in a big-screen "I Dream of Jeannie" instead.

Dark Horizon has some skinny on "Inland Empire," the new David Lynch film.

Tilda Swinton talks to SciFi Wire about playing the White Witch in Disney's upcoming "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."

E! has a Q&A with James Marsters, who talks about his upcoming stint as Brainiac on "Smallville" and the possibility of a "Spike" TV movie.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Pop Artifacts! Batman Slurpee cups

Vintage DC Comics house ad

New wave of "Walt Disney Treasures" DVDs due soon

DVDAnswers has posted cover art for the following two-disk releases, due out Dec. 6. As always, the collector-aimed titles are being released only as limited editions with loads of extra features.

Click the links to pre-order disks from Amazon.

The Chronological Donald Volume Two: 1942-1946


Disney Rarities - Celebrated Shorts: 1920s-1960s


Elfego Baca and The Swamp Fox: Legendary Heroes


The Adventures of Spin & Marty - The Mickey Mouse Club

Quick hits

USA Today has a report on the launch party for the first-season "Lost" DVD set.

Frank Miller's "A Dame to Kill For" will be the basis for "Sin City 2," Latino Review reports.

Carrie Fisher will co-star on an upcoming "Smallville," playing the editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet (where's Perry White?!), SciFi Wire reports.

The BBC has ordered extra episodes of "Extras," the new Ricky Gervais comedy series.

You'll like Lady, That's My Skull.

Record Brother has posted a couple more fun LPs to share:


And check out Planet Xtabay, which is going nuts with the Enoch Light Brigade sharity.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Pop Artifacts! Spider-Man and Hercules Slurpee cups

Vintage DC Comics house ad

Quick hits

Last May's Cream reunion in London will be documented in a live concert DVD due out from Rhino Records Oct. 4, Billboard reports.

Basic Hip Oddio is featuring a bunch of 1950s and 60s commercial jingles for download.

Not only will James "Spike" Marsters appear as Brainiac during the upcoming season of "Smallville," the show is doing a tongue-in-cheek riff on "Buffy" as well.

Looks like that freaky British "Lost" site has an update.

Marvel Comics is planning a 40th wedding anniversary celebration for Reed Richards and Sue Storm.

SciFi Wire has some fresh "X-Men 3" casting rumors.

The fourth season of "The Brady Bunch" is due out Nov. 1. That's the one where they go to Hawaii!

Dial B for Blog examines the link between Elvis and Captain Marvel Jr.

Marvel Comics solicitations for November 2005



ULTIMATE MARVEL

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #25
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND

“TOMB OF NAMOR”
Q: Who’s buried in Namor’s Tomb? A: The Fantastic Four are about to find out! Fathoms beneath the sea, the quartet explores the lost continent of Atlantis—and find more than they expected! Especially Sue.... Part 2 (of 3).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP... $2.50

ULTIMATES 2 #9
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH
“GRAND THEFT AMERICA”
With the devastating revelation of the traitor in the Ultimates, the team is reeling in shock! But even that sad situation can’t stop wedding bells from ringing for Tony “Iron Man” Stark and Natasha “Black Widow” Romanov. Make sure to bring your invitation—to action! Part 3 (of 6)
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ... $2.99

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #85
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY
“WARRIORS”
The Gangwar comes to its shattering conclusion—this is one ending you don’t want to miss! Who lives? Who dies? Who will betray Spider-Man?! And what happens when the spark of romance is rekindled between Spidey and the Black Cat? Let the fur fly! Part 7 (of 7).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.50

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #86
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by MARK BAGLEY
“SILVER SABLE” Part 1 (of 5)
The head of Roxxon Oil sics the world’s greatest mercenary, Silver Sable, on Spider-Man to learn why the webspinner has targeted Roxxon on his nightly patrols. How violently Ms. Sable wants to handle the situation is strictly up to her. Spinning out of the Ultimate Spider-Man video game (written and designed by our longstanding team of Bendis and Bagley!), Ultimate Silver Sable might be the most dangerous foe Spidey has ever faced! Plus— Who is Ultimate Omega Red?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.50

MARVEL MILESTONES: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN,
ULTIMATE X-MEN, MICROMAN & MANTOR THE MAGICIAN

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, GEOFF JOHNS, HAROLD DELAY
& AL GABRIELE
Penciled by MARK BAGLEY, AARON LOPRESTI, PAUL QUINN
& AL GABRIELE
Cover by AARON LOPRESTI

From the Mighty Marvel Digital Archives come two rare tales from the early Ultimate Universe! Danny Rand – the Hero-for-Hire known as Iron Fist – makes his Ultimate debut in ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1/2, and Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch come to grips with Magneto’s seeming death in the never-before-reprinted ULTIMATE X-MEN #1/2! Plus: Thrill to the Golden Age adventures of Microman and Mantor the Magician from HUMAN TORCH #2 (Fall 1940)!
48 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $3.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN #65
Written by BRIAN VAUGHAN
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
“MAGNETIC NORTH”
It’s the shocking conclusion to the Ultimate X-Men’s biggest adventure. In a story that pits brother against brother, friend against friend, it’s Magneto versus the X-Men in final battle—inside the Ultimates headquarters, the Triskelion! Part 5 (of 5).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.50

SPIDER-MAN

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #2
Guest-Writer REGINALD HUDLIN
Pencils & Cover by MIKE WIERINGO
“THE OTHER: EVOLVE OR DIE” Part 4 (of 12)
The second month of “The Other: Evolve or Die,” starts here! Spidey faces his biggest threat yet – a foe so insidious that he can’t hope to handle it alone. With friends like Reed Richards, Stephen Strange and Hank Pym, he won’t have to. But can even the world’s greatest minds change the course of fate? And if they could, would they dare?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #20
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Pencils & Cover PAT LEE
“THE OTHER: EVOLVE OR DIE” Part 5 (of 12)
Having finally accepted his fate, Peter Parker decides to put the red and blue tights in the closet and spend some quality time with Aunt May and MJ. But Morlun’s got other plans...
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #526
Guest-Writer REGINALD HUDLIN
Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO, JR.

“THE OTHER: EVOLVE OR DIE” Part 6 (of 12)
It’s cover-to-cover action as Spider-Man faces off against Morlun – and this time there’s no Ezekiel to help him. Sit down for this one, True Believer – you’ve never seen a fight quite like this, as Spidey faces the one foe he’s never beaten!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.50

SPIDER-GIRL #92
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ
“In The Shadow of Evil--!”
After training with the X-People, Nancy Lu finally returns to Forest Hills as Spider-Girl faces the startling return of a powerful super-villain—and it’s not the one you think!
32 PGS./ALL AGES ... $2.99

SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #12
Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE & TOM BELAND
Penciled by MIKE MCKONE
Cover by SALVATOR LARROCA

In two short stories, Spider-Man is pitted against two powerful forces! Cristos N. Gage (Deadshot) and THE FANTASTIC FOUR’s Mike McKone create a hilarious story featuring the return of BIG WHEEL! And Tom Beland serves up a touching story forcing Spider-Man to face his most terrible foe—HIS PAST!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

MARVEL MUST HAVES: SPIDER-MAN & THE BLACK CAT #1-3
Written by KEVIN SMITH
Pencils & Cover by
TERRY DODSON

Before the long-awaited ending, get caught up on the beginning! The mysterious disappearance of an old friend brings Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, to New York in search of answers, and a certain web-slinging ex-lover of hers is following the same trail. How long will it take before they do some...catching up? Plus: An 8-page preview of the eagerly anticipated issue #4! All wrapped up with new covers by Terry Dodson!
96 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$4.99

ARANA #11
Written by FIONA AVERY
Penciled by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by ROGER CRUZ

Craving revenge on the mysterious man known as Jade, Arana wants to give herself to the hunter—but at what cost? When she loses control, Miguel must find a way to bring her back before she puts everyone she cares about in mortal danger.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS

BLACK PANTHER #10
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by GARY FRANK
“TWO THE HARD WAY” Part 1 (of 4)
What type of man does a hard case like Luke Cage look up to? The kind of man who’s got the guts to speak the truth and the muscle to back it up. The kind of man who’s got all the gadgets to get the job done, a pair of sexy female bodyguards watching his back, and an entire kingdom at his disposal. That man is the Black Panther – and when King T’Challa asks for Cage’s expertise in solving a little problem, it’s got the makings of a serious team-up, with cameos galore from across the Marvel Universe. Jump on board here, True Believer, as BLACK PANTHER revs up to an event of cataclysmic proportions.
32 PGS/T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

DAREDEVIL VS. PUNISHER #6 (of 6)
Written by DAVID LAPHAM
Art & Cover by DAVID LAPHAM

MEANS AND ENDS
In this action-packed finale to the hit miniseries written, penciled, and inked by Eisner-award winner David Lapham, the Punisher and Daredevil face off in a vicious confrontation with the control of Hell’s Kitchen – and the entire city -- at stake. Will the cold-blooded “Professor” and his brutal thugs take control of the city from their impenetrable fortress? And will Daredevil and the Punisher be able to quell the violent uprising before it destroys the city – or will they destroy each other first?
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ... $2.99

BLACK WIDOW 2: THE THINGS THEY SAY ABOUT HER #3 (of 6)
Written by RICHARD K. MORGAN
Layouts by SEAN PHILLIPS
Finishes & Cover by
BILL SIENKIEWICZ

Natasha Romanova knows that Sally Anne Carter is still alive. Now comes the hard part: finding her! To do that, she’ll have to fight her way through the entire Miami criminal underworld. She likes those odds!
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ... $2.99

DAREDEVIL: FATHER #5 (of 5)
Written by JOE QUESADA
Art by JOE QUESADA,
DANNY MIKI, RICHARD ISANOVE
Cover by JOE QUESADA

The shocking conclusion as Daredevil comes face-to-face with serial killer, Johnny Sockets! The fallout from this story will rock Daredevil down to his very origin itself!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

GHOST RIDER #3 (of 6)
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art & Cover CLAYTON CRAIN
“THE ROAD TO DAMNATION”
Hot on the heels of the rogue demon, Kazaan, the Ghost Rider has his first run in with another bounty hunter from the other side: a demon named Hoss whose neck is redder than his soul is black. But it’s the sultry archangel named Ruth who both had better worry about.
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ... $2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #24
Written by
ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by
VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by MIKE ALLRED

The reality-shredding insanity begun last issue with the Impossible Man’s return to Earth amps up with the arrival of the Fantastic Four’s evil twins, sudden growth spurts for Franklin and Valeria, and a...Deus Ex Machina appearance in the mighty FF tradition?! Will the FF survive this meta-adventure? Probably--but will Marvel Comics?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

DAREDEVIL #79
Written by
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover ALEX MALEEV

“THE MURDOCK PAPERS”
Will the justice system Matt Murdock has dedicated his life to serving abandon him in the face of the biggest challenge of his life? The battle for the Murdock Papers takes a shocking turn. Part 4 (of 6)
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

PUNISHER VS. BULLSEYE #1 (of 5)Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.

“THE MAN’S GOT STYLE”
Alphonse Patrillo’s a rare breed: a mob boss looked down the barrel of the Punisher’s rifle, and lived to tell about it. Ever since that day, he’s taken pains – great pains – to stay under the Punisher’s radar while he schemed his revenge. Now Uncle Fonzie has got a plan: he’s going to fight fire with fire. Who do you hire to take out a relentless psychopath like the Punisher? An even more relentless psychopath. And this guy, well, let’s just say he never misses. Wall-to-wall action by the creative team behind BULLSEYE’S GREATEST HITS and SUPREME POWER: NIGHTHAWK: Daniel Way and Steve Dillon.
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ... $2.99

WOLVERINE #36
Written by DANIEL WAY
Breakdowns by JAVIER SALTARES
Finishes by MARK TEXEIRA
Cover by JOE QUESADA
“ORIGINS AND ENDINGS” Part 1 (of 5)
Left shaken at ground zero after the cataclysmic events of HOUSE OF M, Logan has no choice but to soldier on, as he has done so many times before — but has the burden now become too great? In his lifetime, Logan has been both a hero and a villain, a player and a pawn... but what is he now? Don’t miss out on the beginning of a year-long epic over a century in the making.
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ... $2.50

MARVEL HEROES

AMAZING FANTASY #15
Written by DANIEL WAY, DAN SLOTT, GREG PAK, ROBERT KIRKMAN, & ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by PETE WOODS, NICK DRAGOTTA, JEFF PARKER,
SAL BUSCEMA, KHARI RANDOLPH & TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
Cover by PETE WOODS

MILESTONE ISSUE: In the tradition of the original Marvel classic that debuted everyone’s favorite wall crawler, we introduce a new generation of heroes in this 48-page special featuring five new stories by our hottest new writers. Will lightning strike twice? Is Marvel’s next superstar in these very pages? A guaranteed blast of comic book fun!
48 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $3.99

BOOKS OF DOOM #1 (of 6)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by PABLO RAIMONDI
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

Five-time Eisner-Nominated Best Writer Ed Brubaker turns his shadowy vision to Marvel’s greatest villain, Victor Von Doom. With the phenomenal art team of Pablo Raimondi and Mark Farmer, you will witness Doom’s life from his earliest moments to the day he took the throne of Latveria. A dark and revealing examination of how an innocent boy grows up to be a tyrant, a new twist on an old legend -- the Books of Doom is a sweeping epic of tragedy, madness, and destiny, and unlike any other Marvel Comic you will buy this year!
In this debut issue, turning his back on childhood love, young Victor develops an obsession with the dark arts that stole his beautiful mother from him. But it’s his experiments with science that attract the interest of global powers and bring his Gypsy tribe into direct conflict with the despotic rulers of Latveria.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

DEFENDERS #5 (of 5)
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
& J. M. DeMATTEIS
Pencils & Cover KEVIN MAGUIRE

It’s the final, fateful showdown between Dormammu and everyone’s favorite non-team! Yeah. That’s it. Dormammu and Umar and the evil Dr. Strange! Oh! Oh! And a world of evil Marvel heroes! Wow... This is better than I remembered. I think we actually might have pulled it off...
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

CABLE/DEADPOOL #22
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Pencils & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
“Bosom Buddies”
The Black Box has access to all of the world’s telecommunications, and knowledge is power! But you know what else is power? Big smacking guns that never seem to draw blood but make all kinds of crackly energy come out of them! Now THAT’s power! And you know who has LOTS of those guns...? Cable, of course! (Where were you in the ‘90s?) Part 3 (of 4).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #13
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils & Cover by STEVE EPTING

As “The Winter Soldier” arc rockets toward its senses-shattering conclusion, Cap’s allies come to his aid in the hunt for the man he believes may actually be his one-time partner. Featuring special guest appearances by both Iron Man and the Falcon! You can’t miss this issue, as red-hot creative team Brubaker and Epting up the ante one more time!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

DRAX THE DESTROYER #3 (of 4)
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Pencils & Cover by
MITCH BREITWEISER

An entire town is enslaved by escaped extraterrestrial convicts who want nothing more than to be gone before any of Earth’s super-powered defenders know that they were ever there. Their concerns are misplaced. Drax has been reborn and is out to settle the score with anyone who’s ever crossed him. Not a good day to be an escaped extraterrestrial convict.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR/IRON MAN: BIG IN JAPAN #2 (of 4)
Written by ZEB WELLS
Pencils & Wraparound Cover by SETH FISHER

ALL-OUT MONSTER RIOT!
It’s big battle time in Japan and only the kaiju-crushing First Family of Super Heroes and Tony Stark, the Invincible Iron Man can save the city from the size 2000 Nikes of monsters gone mad! You’ll find out here and now Reed Richards’ answer to the hottest dating question in all of Tokyo: Do you speak monster?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$3.50

FANTASTIC FOUR #533
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by MIKE MCKONE

Guest-starring the fighting-mad Hulk! When a doomsday weapon manufactured by Hydra turns up in the Nevada desert, there’s only one man the authorities can ask to go in and defuse it—Bruce Banner! What does all of this have to do with the FF, you ask? Well, who do you think has to deal with the fallout when it all goes terribly wrong...?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR: THE WEDDING SPECIAL
Written by KARL KESEL
Penciled by DREW JOHNSON
Cover by GENE HA

A true Collector’s Item celebrating one of the greatest events in comics history – the marriage of Reed Richards and Sue Storm! Hard to believe they tied the knot 40 years ago... and it certainly doesn’t seem that much time has passed to Reed and Sue themselves when a special evening out gives them a chance to look over their entire life together – past, present and future – in an all-new 30-page story by Karl Kesel and Drew Johnson. Also included as an added bonus: Reed and Sue’s original 1965 wedding extravaganza, guest-starring the Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man and a cast of thousands – an epic that could only be told by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby! So, like all great weddings, this Special mixes something old (The original Lee/Kirby FF Wedding Spectacular) with something new (“The Life Fantastic” by Kesel/Johnson) – even though there’s nothing borrowed, and the only thing blue will be any fan who misses this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
64 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$4.99

MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2005
Written by JEFF PARKER, MIKE CAREY & SHAENON GARRITY
Penciled by REILLY BROWN, MIKE PERKINS & ROGER LANGRIGE
Cover by STUART IMMONEN

It’s that time of year again (or at least it will be when these books come out), and we’ve thrown out the rulebook to deliver the wildest set of holiday stories you’ll find anywhere! It’s a party with the New Avengers as they battle Ultron—programmed to think he’s Santa!?! That’s courtesy Jeff Parker (Interman, Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four) and hot newcomer Reilly Brown! Then Mike Carey (Ultimate Fantastic Four, Hellblazer) joins Mike Perkins (Spellbinders, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) to take the Fantastic Four on a wild ride! Finally, webcomics superstar Shaenon Garrity (Narbonic) joins indy comics legend Roger Langridge (Fred the Clown, Marvel Monsters: Fin Fang Four) for just the sort of insanity they’re known for!
48 PGS./ALL AGES ... $3.99

NICK FURY’S HOWLING COMMANDOS #2
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Pencils & Cover by EDUARDO FRANCISCO

The worst-case scenario has come true. Merlin—the world’s most powerful sorcerer—has escaped from a high-tech S.H.I.E.L.D. installation. He’s not happy, and—after being encased in crystal all these years—none too sane. It’s up to the scariest batch of heroes you’ve ever seen to take him down...if they can. Monster action the Marvel way! Don’t miss this exciting second chapter featuring The Living Mummy, Warwolf, The Zombie, Nina Price (Vampire by Night) and more creatures than you can shake a wooden stake at.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

NICK FURY’S HOWLING COMMANDOS #1 DIRECTOR’S CUTWritten by KEITH GIFFEN
Pencils & Cover by EDUARDO FRANCISCO

This all-new expanded edition reprints the fantastic first issue of NICK FURY’S HOWLING COMMANDOS, plus a supernatural serving of otherworldly extras – including characters designs by Edu Francisco!
48 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $3.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #88 & 89
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by KEU CHA
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
“PEACE IN OUR TIME” Parts 1 & 2 (of 4)
Bruce Banner has finally found a semblance of peace. Here, in the isolated interior of Alaska, he hopes to protect the rest of humanity from The Hulk’s never-ending rampage by secluding himself in self-imposed exile. Banner is confident that his plan will work—after all, who would be foolish enough to actually come looking for The Hulk? But when Nick Fury comes calling, you know there’s trouble for someone involved. This arc sets up next year’s huge event involving a certain Jade Giant.
32 PGS. (each)/T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

GIANT-SIZE INVADERS #2
Written by ROY THOMAS, BILL EVERETT, CARL BURGOS, JOE SIMON & JACK KIRBY
Penciled by JAY ANACLETO, FRANK ROBBINS, BILL EVERETT,
CARL BURGOS, JOE SIMON & JACK KIRBY
Cover by JAY ANACLETO

Captain America, the Sub-Mariner and the Human Torch – together again, in a brand-new story Written by the legendary Roy Thomas! Plus: The greatest super heroes of World War II unite to battle the Axis powers in INVADERS #1-2 (August-October 1975); the Sub-Mariner takes on the Torpedo Boat Terror, from ALL-WINNERS COMICS #1 (Summer 1941); the Human Torch gets caught in the Carnival of Death, from ALL-WINNERS COMICS #2 (Fall 1941); and Captain America cracks the Strange Case of the Malay Idol, also from ALL-WINNERS #2.
96 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$4.99

MARVEL TEAM-UP #14
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Pencils & Cover by CORY WALKER

The team-up you thought you’d never see! Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker’s INVINCIBLE bounces over to the Marvel Universe for a visit! Doctor Octopus is on the loose and Spider-Man is on the job with the help of INVINCIBLE. Also, the New Avengers make an appearance- – so don’t miss this one-of-a-kind crossover event!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

MARVEL MONSTERS: FROM THE FILES OF ULYSSES BLOODSTONE (AND THE MONSTER HUNTERS)
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, MICHAEL HOSKIN,
MADISON CARTER, SEAN MCQUAID & ERIC J. MOREELS
Cover by ERIC POWELL

Creatures on the loose! This companion volume to October’s MARVEL MONSTERS event contains in-depth bios on a cadre of classic creatures, from Blip to Zzutak, as catalogued by the famed Monster Hunters themselves – including Ulysses Bloodstone, Dr. Druid, Makkari the Eternal, Namora of Atlantis and Zawadi of Wakanda! With updates by Elsa Bloodstone, modern-day monster hunter and daughter of Ulysses! Highlights include Devil Dinosaur, Fin Fang Foom, Goom, It the Living Colossus, Krakoa, Orrgo, Red Ronin, Scarlet Beetle, Spragg the Living Hill, Tim Boo Ba, Van Doom’s monster and Xemnu the Titan. Plus: An all-new cover by Eric Powell!
48 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $3.99

NEW AVENGERS #13
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH

“RONIN”
After two years of guessing, the answer is finally here!! Who is the mystery Avenger? Who is Ronin? And what does this mean for the future of the team? Plus Spider-Woman’s double-crossing ways finally catch up to her in a big, big way! Part 3 (of 3)
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.50

NEW WARRIORS #5 (of 6)
Written by ZEB WELLS
Pencils & Cover by SKOTT YOUNG

The New Warriors discover the evil mastermind behind a rash of pet abductions in the town of NuPonder. And it is...Albert Einstein?! Join the Warriors as they battle some of history’s greatest minds, in what can only be described as an excellent adventure!!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

NEW THUNDERBOLTS #15Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Pencils & Cover by
TOM GRUMMETT

So what do you do after kicking the crap out of the New Avengers? Songbird has to face some tough decisions when the T-Bolts’ new “handlers” demand that her team jump through ever-nastier hoops. Meanwhile, what’s the deal with MACH IV and Blizzard’s new team? Where has Swordsman been hiding since the Purple Man went down? And what does Joystick do when she’s recruited by the greatest game-player in the entire universe?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

THE PULSE #12
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MICHAEL GAYDOS
Cover by MIKE MAYHEW

The Jessica Jones / Luke Cage baby is coming! The first baby born in the post House of M Marvel Universe. What does that mean for Jessica Jones and how can her husband and the New Avengers help her? All this and the mystery of...D-Man!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

RUNAWAYS #10
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA
Cover by JO CHEN
“East Coast/West Coast”
Field trip! For the first time in their young lives, the Runaways leave Los Angeles, and travel to New York City to help their old friend Cloak find the villain responsible for putting Dagger in a coma. What big-time heroes will the kids encounter on their tour through the Marvel Universe...? Eisner Award-Winning Best Writer Brian K Vaughan continues to keep fans guessing in this highly acclaimed series! Part 2 (of 4).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

SENTINEL #1 (of 5)
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Art & Cover by UDON

The globally-praised tale of a boy and his ‘bot by Eisner Award-Winner Sean McKeever, returns for a limited engagement! After using his refurbished government weapon of mutant destruction to make himself popular, you’d think Juston Seyfert would be on top of the world. Instead, he’s run away from home, torn up inside by the guilt brought on by his selfish acts. Now in search of his mother, who left his family at an early age, Juston must figure out what to do with his life. And if he doesn’t figure it out soon, there are a couple government types who would be more than happy to figure it out for him!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

SHE-HULK #2
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by JUAN BOBILLO
Cover by GREG HORN

“Cause & Effect”
Sure, She-Hulk would risk her life to bring Hawkeye back to life... but will she risk getting disbarred? Some stories are SO big, they crack the internet in half. This one? It’s gonna seal it back up—and kiss it to make it better. Be there when She-Hulk and Hawkeye team up for a strange legal adventure... and somehow wind up fighting a giant robot.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

THE SENTRY #3 (of 8)
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

To learn the secret to his past, The Sentry must journey into the Negative Zone, where he is powerless. In order to survive, he enlists the aid of a loyal (yet unwilling) friend – the incredible Hulk! And, as expected, it all goes to hell.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

WHO IS CAPTAIN UNIVERSE?
Captain Universe is known as the name for the recipient of the mysterious Uni-Power, a special kind of energy that endows an individual with superhuman powers during a time of crisis. How it has determined its hosts in the past remains a mystery. In November, the unraveling of one of the greatest enigmas in the universe begins as the Uni-Power must posses a handful of Marvel heroes to save itself from an enemy hell bent on its destruction.

CAPTAIN UNIVERSE / HULK
Written by JAY FAERBER
Penciled by CARLOS MAGNO
Cover by DANIEL ACUNA

Launching out of the pages of AMAZING FANTASY, the CAPTAIN UNIVERSE event kicks into high gear right here! During times of great crisis, the Uni-Power has been known to grant people the spectacular powers of Captain Universe. But now, the Uni-Power is malfunctioning, and it needs the help of Bruce Banner to survive. But can the faltering Uni-Power contain the rage of the Hulk?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

CAPTAIN UNIVERSE / DAREDEVIL
Written by JAY FAERBER
Penciled by PAUL SIQUEIRA
Cover by DANIEL ACUNA

One man knows more about the Uni-Power than anyone on Earth—but he’s currently facing jail time! Matt Murdock’s going to have a hard time mounting a defense when he has to contend with one of Marvel’s nastiest secret organizations. And then there’s the small matter of the amplified senses the Uni-Power has given him -- including sight!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

CAPTAIN UNIVERSE / X-23
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST AND CRAIG KYLE
Penciled by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by DANIEL ACUNA

Theorizing that a healing factor might give it the strength to repair itself, the Uni-Power attempts to bond with X-23. But the Uni-Power didn’t realize just how powerful X-23’s healing factor is—powerful enough to resist its attempts to bond. Can the Uni-Power convince Marvel’s “wild child” to let her guard down?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

CAPTAIN UNIVERSE / INVISIBLE WOMAN
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by JAMES RAIZ
Cover by DANIEL ACUNA

The most powerful member of the Fantastic Four takes the spotlight when the ailing Uni-Power bonds with her to copy her powers—she’s going to need the added might of the Uni-Power when the Shiar decide it's too dangerous to keep on Earth! Co-Starring the Gladiator!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

CAPTAIN UNIVERSE / SILVER SURFER
Written by JAY FAERBER
Penciled by CARLOS MAGNO
Cover by DANIEL ACUNA

It’s the conclusion to the first phase of the CAPTAIN UNIVERSE event! The Silver Surfer is busy trying to help a peaceful alien civilization fend off the advances of a vicious warlord, and when the Uni-Power accidentally bonds with the warlord instead of the Surfer, the Surfer’s job gets that much harder! This one-shot sets the stage for the upcoming CAPTAIN UNIVERSE mini-series!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

MARVEL 1602: NEW WORLD #5 (of 5)
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by GREG TOCCHINI
Cover by SERGIO TOPPI

War comes to the colony of Roanoke! It’s the colonists vs. the Indians and Iron Man vs. the Hulk! Peter Parquagh may have super powers, but will they be enough to stop this devastating conflict?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$3.50

THE THING #1
Written by DAN SLOTT
Pencils & Cover by ANDREA DI VITO
“Money Changes Every THING”
It’s the ever lovin’ blue-eyed THING, back in his own ongoing series! Join Ben Grimm and his pals as they clobber their way through the Marvel U! And, spinning out of events from FANTASTIC FOUR, the idol of millions is now worth billions! So will big bucks make a Rockefeller out of this Rocky fella? Will Ben trade in Yancy St. for Park Ave? Tune in and see, True Believer! Special appearances by: Goliath (Bill Foster), Warbird, Wonder Man, and Peter Parker.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

THOR: BLOOD OATH #4 & 5 (of 6)
Written by MICHAEL OEMING
Pencils & Cover by SCOTT KOLINS

After the earth’s mightiest heroes – Hercules, son of Zeus and Thor, Son of Odin – clash as only gods can, Thor and the Warriors Three move on to recover the next magical item on their list: the spear of Chulain, the great Celtic hero. His spear is hidden deep within a forgotten land where it boils in a cauldron of blood! Can anyone control this weapon that overheats with anger and the need for battle? One of our heroes will die before this series ends-- so don’t you miss it!
32 PGS. (each)/T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99 (each)

YOUNG AVENGERS #10
Written by ALLAN HEINBERG
Pencils & Cover by JIM CHEUNG

“FAMILY MATTERS”
The Young Avengers meet a familiar-looking teenage superhuman who just may be the key to their uncovering the truth about Wiccan’s parentage and secret origin. Meanwhile, Hulkling’s quest to discover the exact nature of his tie to the Avengers is interrupted when the Young Avengers finds themselves at war with one of the oldest and most powerful alien races in the Marvel Universe. The search for the truth yields more reversals and revelations than the team can handle! Part 2 (of 6).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

X-MEN

DECIMATION: HOUSE OF M - THE DAY AFTER
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils & Cover by RANDY GREEN

ONE-SHOT
It was the worst day in X-Men history. Now it’s the day after. The House of M is over, but the effects will be felt for the rest of their lives. How do the X-Men pick up the pieces in a world that has completely changed? This special one-shot is the world’s first real glimpse into the entire Marvel Universe, post-House of M. It also gives a special preview of the titles that come out of that event, such as New Excalibur, X-Factor, Generation M, and a few we can’t name here! We said the world was changed. You’ve been warned!
48 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $3.99

X-MEN: COLOSSUS BLOODLINE #3 (of 5)Written by DAVID HINE
Penciled by JORGE LUCAS
Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

The villains pulling Colossus’ strings reveal themselves, and fans will flip when they find familiar faces sneering from the shadows! Discover the extremely creepy secrets from Colossus’ past. And you thought YOUR family had problems!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

EXILES #72 & 73
Written by TONY BEDARD
Pencils & Cover by PAUL PELLETIER
“WORLD TOUR: NEW UNIVERSE” Parts 1 & 2 (of 3)!
The World Tour continues! What’s old is new again as the Exiles travel to the New Universe to save a teammate that could be lost forever!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

GENERATION M #1 (of 4)
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Pencils by RAMON BACHS
Cover by STUART IMMONEN

House of M has changed the world forever. Now, from the ashes of this cataclysmic event comes a new generation...GENERATION M. Find out exactly HOW things have changed as a group of mutants brought together by this common tragedy must fight together for a better tomorrow.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

NEW EXCALIBUR #1
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL RYAN

Excalibur is back, just the way you like them! From the ashes of House of M a new Excalibur team is formed to combat the aftereffects of this cataclysmic event! Witness the birth of Captain Britain’s new team forming, as a sinister force already tries to tear them apart! Starring Dazzler, Juggernaut, Nocturne and Pete Wisdom!! Guest-starring the Uncanny X-Men!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

NEW X-MEN #20
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Pencils & Cover by MARK BROOKS
“CHILDHOOD’S END” Part 1 (of 4)
NEW CREATIVE TEAM! Red-hot X-23 writers Craig Kyle and Chris Yost and rising star Mark Brooks (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL, AMAZING FANTASY) take the New X-Men in a bold new direction. Spinning directly out of House of M #8, the New X-Men deal with the changed world. Will X-23 join the team? Will the friendships persevere? Will the kids survive? No one is safe and not everyone will live through this incredible change in the status quo. Brace yourself, the rules have changed and the safety is off.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

MUTOPIA X #5 (of 5)
Written by DAVID HINE
Penciled by LAN MEDINA
Cover by ANDY PARK

The utopia is gone. But what is left? Ismael Ortega finds that his life has completely changed in the wake of House of M. How can he keep going when everything around him is rotten to the core?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE: X-MEN 2005
Written by ERIC J. MOREELS, STUART VANDAL, MARC-OLIVER FRISCH & RONALD BYRD
Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.
& MORRY HOLLOWELL

Marvel’s mutants unite in this update to last year’s X-Men Handbook! This Official Handbook contains more than 25 in-depth bios, from Angel to X-23 – including the recently resurrected Colossus and Psylocke! Plus: A complete X-Men roster, and an all-new cover by superstar artist Mike Deodato Jr., digitally painted by Morry Hollowell.
48 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $3.99

NIGHTCRAWLER #12
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Pencils & Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
“Loose Ends” Part 1 (of 1)
It’s been a harrowing year for everybody’s favorite furry blue elf, so Kurt’s due for some well-earned rest and relaxation. Unfortunately, his friends old and new have decided to throw him a surprise birthday party! And at least one uninvited guest will be showing up--but will he be bringing good or bad tidings in this offbeat tale?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #466
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

GREY’S END! Part 1 (of 3)
In the wake of House of M, Marvel Girl’s emotions are heating up! Faced with a future she thought was destroyed, Marvel Girl will find out just what she is really made of!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.50

X-FACTOR #1
Written by PETER DAVID
Pencils & Cover by RYAN SOOK

In the fallout from HOUSE OF M and following last year’s surprise hit film-noir series--MADROX, a new mutant team is forged! X-FACTOR is an investigative mutant agency including Madrox—the Multiple Man, Guido—the Strong Guy, Wolfsbane—the shape-shifter, Siryn—the chorus girl, Rictor—the living earthquake, and GENERATION X’s Monet—the pompous witch. Drawn together in the heart of District X, this rag-tag band of heroes has a lot of answers to find, and fast!
BONUS: A key player from HOUSE OF M will play a major roll in X-FACTOR! (No, it’s not Wolverine—sigh)
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

X-MEN AND POWER PACK #2 (of 4)
Written by MARC SUMERAK
Art and cover by GURIHIRU

When the Power kids head off to another of their father’s scientific conventions, they gear up for one of the most nerd-tastic weekends ever. But things go from geeky to freaky when Dr. Henry P. McCoy unveils an amazing new invention at the convention... a device that certain members of the scientific community would stop at nothing to get their hands on! Power Pack teams up with the bouncing, blue-haired Beast for a tale of mind over matter!
32 PGS./ALL AGES ... $2.99

WEAPON X: DAYS OF FUTURE NOW #5 (of 5)
Written by FRANK TIERI
Penciled by ANDY SMITH
Cover by BART SEARS

It all comes down to this! The Weapon X saga reaches its violent end. Who will be left standing, and at what cost?!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS #1 (of 6)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by MARC SILVESTRI
Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA

What happens when the skeletons in your closet finally break down the door and come looking for you? The X-MEN are about to find out! In the wake of the tragic events of House of M, the mutant community is in turmoil, and the X-MEN are bearing the brunt of this New World Order. Amidst the chaos, a new enemy awakens, one whose very existence will haunt the founding members of the X-Men like nothing has before. Who is this new threat? How is he tied to Professor X’s darkest secret? Cyclops, Wolverine and the others must find out soon, before they and those closest to them go mad! X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS, by Wizard Top Ten creators Ed Brubaker and Trevor Hairsine, is a mysterious blend of horror and super-heroics, as well as a celebration of the 30th anniversary of GIANT SIZE X-MEN #1 that will have X-Men fans talking for years to come!
48 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $3.99

X-MEN #177 & 178
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

HOUSE ARREST Parts 1 & 2 (of 3)
Something’s amiss at the House of Xavier! A sneak attack forces the X-Men to re-evaluate just who their friends are, and to align themselves with former enemies! The Xavier Institute will never be the same.
32 PGS. (each)/T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.50 (each)

MARVEL ADVENTURES

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #9
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Pencils & Cover by MIKE NORTON

Doctor Doom has finally set the stage for a plot to destroy his most hated enemies! (Hint: There’s four of them, and they’re fantastic.) But there’s one little red-and-blue flaw in his plan he has to do away with first! (Hint: It’s Spider-Man. Sheesh, couldn’t you figure that one out?) Rising-star artist Mike Norton joins his Gravity cohort, EISNER AWARD WINNER SEAN McKEEVER for the all-new, all-ages, all-action fun!
32 PGS./ALL AGES ... $2.50

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #6
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN

Underground action rules the day when the Fantastic Four go head-to-head with the Mole Man! Strange tentacles and other weird stuff has been popping out of the New York City streets. The FF want to get to the bottom of it—literally! But when they tunnel to the Mole Man’s subterranean territory, even more fantastic surprises are in store...
32 PGS./ALL AGES ... $2.50

MAX COMICS

PUNISHER #27
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by LEO FERNANDEZ
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
“THE SLAVERS”
An NYPD vigilante task force is hot on Frank’s trail and he’ll have to use every bit of cunning at his disposal to survive – especially if he plans to keep his hot date with an especially nasty crew of Eastern European gangsters who are well overdue for some punishing. Part 3 (of 6)
32 PGS./MAX-EXPLICIT CONTENT ... $2.99

SUPREME POWER: HYPERION #3 (of 5)
Written by
J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Penciled by DAN JURGENS
Cover by MIKE DEODATO

Outed as an alien and betrayed by the government that raised him, Hyperion finds himself on the run, the target of elite, super-powered individuals charged with arresting or destroying him. And with the full resources of the federal government behind them, these four super-powered hunters – based on the characters from the original Squadron Supreme – just might take Hyperion down!
32 PGS./MAX-EXPLICIT CONTENT ... $2.99

SUPREME POWER: NIGHTHAWK #3 (of 5)
Written by DANIEL WAY
Pencils and Cover by STEVE DILLON

The streets of Chicago are running red. A madman’s brought his unique brand of insanity to the inner city, and they’re lining up for blocks to get a piece of what he’s serving. Only one man can hope to defeat this grinning freak, and to do that, Nighthawk may be forced to cross a line that even he fears to cross.
32 PGS./MAX-EXPLICIT CONTENT ... $2.99

ICON COMICS

THE BOOK OF LOST SOULS #2
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by COLLEEN DORAN
“Dragons in the Dishwater,” Part 2 of 3
When Jonathan took a suicide plunge off the London Bridge more than a century ago, he landed on his feet, in the present, standing at the entrance to a tunnel into a world of mysteries beyond his wildest imagination -- a world of powers and principalities and, above all, rules. Now he’s been dispatched by the Dark Man on his first mission.
32 PGS./ T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ... $2.99

POWERS #16
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
“Cosmic” Part Four
How does one dead superhero spark a full scale alien invasion? How does deena pilgrim dodge the internal affairs investigation?
How do you not buy an Eisner award-winning book Written by the writer of New Avengers and Ultimate Spider-Man and art by that guy who killed Thor??
32 PGS./MATURE ...$2.95
Powers is TM & © 2004 Jinxworld Inc., 2004. All Rights Reserved.

MARVEL PREMIERE EDITION

SHANNA, THE SHE-DEVIL PREMIERE HC
Written by FRANK CHO
Pencils & Cover by FRANK CHO

She’s bold, she’s beautiful, and she’s your best hope of escaping the raptors nipping at your heels. She’s Shanna, the She-Devil! Award-winning creator Frank Cho brings you Marvel’s bodacious jungle girl as you’ve never seen her before: Reborn from Nazi science gone mad to battle her genetic destiny on an island full of prehistoric horrors. Trust us, Shanna has never looked this good...or acted this bad. Collects SHANNA, THE SHE-DEVIL #1-7.
Trim Size: Standard
168 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$24.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1972-8

WOLVERINE: ENEMY OF THE STATE VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC
Written by MARK MILLAR
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by GREG LAND

Wolverine may be back in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody, but at what cost? As the X-Men mourn their fallen teammate in a funeral befitting a hero, Hydra celebrates the coronation of a new leader. And the reign of terror continues, as The Hand picks off the meta-humans, one by one... Will Wolverine be deprogrammed in time to stop the carnage? Plus, the secret origin of the Gorgon! Collects WOLVERINE #26-32.
Trim Size: Standard
144 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1926-4

MARVEL MASTERWORKS

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 9
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY
Cover by JACK KIRBY

FIELD TRIP!
That’s “Field Trip” as defined in the Lee/Kirby Dictionary, which means you’d better pack that bag lunch in unstable molecules and strap yourself in for a trip around the universe beyond your wildest imagination!
First stop: A little visit to the neighbor’s place, and hanging with the incomparable Inhumans and titanic team-up against Maximus the Mad!
Second stop: Europe. Paris is beautiful in the springtime, but that’s nothing. According to the brochure, Latveria’s lovely year round. You might want to take that visitor’s guide with a grain of salt, though. The savvy traveler never trusts a Chamber of Commerce run by Doombots.
Third stop: Down under. Way down under for a big-time battle with the Mole Man!
Last stop: Now here’s a trip that’s far out. The ever lovin’ blue-eyed Thing gets whisked away on a galactic tour as a gladiator in the scurrilous Skrulls’ slave arena! If that’s not enough outer-space exotica for ya, then welcome yourself to a world wrapped in the Roarin’ Twenties!
With tour guides like Stan and Jack, you’d best make those travel plans today, True Believer. Tickets for this trip are guaranteed to sell out! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (Vol. 1) #82-93
272 PGS./ALL AGES ...$49.99
Trim Size: Standard
ISBN: 0-7851-1846-2
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 9 – VARIANT EDITION
272 PGS./ALL AGES ...$54.99
Trim Size: Standard
ISBN: 0-7851-1847-0

HARDCOVERS

FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 3 HC
Written by MARK WAID & KARL KESEL
Penciled by MIKE WIERINGO & PACO MEDINA
Cover by MIKE WIERINGO

This deluxe hardcover completes the collection of Waid and Ringo’s run, re-presenting the stories from FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 5: DISASSEMBLED and FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 6: RISING STORM! In DISASSEMBLED, Manhattan is cut off from the rest of the world by a fleet of miles-high alien spacecraft -- and that’s just the beginning! With the Avengers in disarray, New York reluctantly turns to the disenfranchised Fantastic Four, the only heroes in town, to save them -- but where to even start? And which member of the team will make a decision that will radically change the Fantastic Four for some time to come? Also: Witness the genesis of an all-new, all-twisted Frightful Four! And in RISING STORM, Galactus’s worst Herald ever is running out of time! So far, Johnny Storm has been able to stall Galactus from sating his cosmic hunger -- but that luck won’t hold forever. What planet will be chosen as Galactus’s next victim? The reintroduction of a fan-favorite Marvel Universe hero into the battle may have caused more problems than it solved, because not even he can save the Fantastic Three from Johnny’s newfound might! Who will live, who will die and how will Johnny ever be the same now that he’s tasted the Power Cosmic? Collects FANTASTIC FOUR #514-524.
256 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2011-4

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1 HC
Written by MARK MILLAR
Penciled by TERRY DODSON & FRANK CHO
Cover by TERRY DODSON

This deluxe hardcover collects the entire MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN super-story by the powerhouse creative team of Mark Millar, Terry Dodson and Frank Cho -- plus a web-load of amazing extras! A mysterious villain has discovered the wall-crawler’s secret identity...and is using the information to slowly destroy everything and everyone that Peter Parker cares about. But how far will Spider-Man go to protect the people he loves? Is he willing to cross a boundary we thought we’d never see him cross? Featuring Spider-Man’s most fearsome foes and avenging allies! Collects MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #1-12.
304 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1842-X

GRAPHIC NOVELS

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN VOL. 4: WILD BLUE YONDER TPB
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by BILLY TAN
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

Hollywood heavyweight Reginald Hudlin (House Party, Boomerang) has already brought you his searing vision for BLACK PANTHER. Now, he’s teaming up with red-hot artist Billy Tan (X-23) to shake up everyone’s favorite web-slinger by turning Peter Parker’s life upside down. He’s got an incredible new pad (you won’t believe where), a new job, and -- although he doesn’t know it -- a new nemesis who’s everything that Peter isn’t. But first, Spider-Man’s got to deal with a more pressing problem -- a shape-shifting super-villain who’s developed a nasty habit...and will do anything to feed it. And wait -- who’s that hitting on Mary Jane!? Collects MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #13-18.
144 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$14.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1761-X

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 10: NEW AVENGERS TPB
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.

Trump Tower has nothing on Spider-Man! Spinning out of the pages of NEW AVENGERS, you won’t believe what the fickle hand of fate has in store for Peter Parker, Mary Jane and Aunt May! Collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #519-524.
144 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$14.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1764-4

ORORO: BEFORE THE STORM DIGEST
Written by MARC SUMERAK
Penciled by CARLO BARBERI
Cover by MARK BROOKS

Celebrating 30 years of Storm! The back alleys of Cairo’s thieves-quarter are no place for a child to grow up -- unless that child is destined to be one of the greatest Marvel heroines of all time! Long before she became the X-Man known as Storm, a young orphan named Ororo Munroe stalked the streets of Cairo picking pockets and scraping to survive. Get ready for some awesome Egyptian action and adventure as Ororo leads her fellow street urchins on the adventure of a lifetime! This is a history lesson you won’t want to miss!
Collects ORORO: BEFORE THE STORM #1-4.
96 PGS./ALL AGES ...$6.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1819-5

SCORPION: POISON TOMORROW DIGEST
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
& DAVE ROSS
Cover by JAMES JEAN

Presenting the all-new, all-different Scorpion! After the vicious murder of her adoptive parents, Carmilla Black discovers her biological mother is the top scientist of the worldwide terrorist network A.I.M. Now, to unravel the secrets of her true identity and mysterious power, she’s hot on the heels of her enigmatic mother, with S.H.I.E.L.D. close behind, hoping she’ll take them right to the terrorists’ leadership! Collects AMAZING FANTASY #7-13.
152 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$7.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1712-1

MACHINE TEEN: HISTORY 101001 DIGEST
Written by MARC SUMERAK
Penciled by MIKE HAWTHORNE
Cover by JAMES JEAN

High school meets high-tech as an all-new model of Marvel hero debuts! Meet Adam Aaronson -- the ideal teenager. Straight “A” student. Captain of the West Tech football team. Smart. Handsome. Charismatic. Every boy wants to be him. Every girl wants to be with him! But after a series of debilitating seizures, Adam makes a discovery that will shake his very reality to the core -- the fact that he isn’t real at all! Join Adam as he begins to decrypt the truth about his origins and what it truly means to be human! It’s not easy being the perfect teen...even when you’re BUILT that way! Collects MACHINE TEEN #1-5.
120 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$7.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1799-7

MARVEL NEMESIS: THE IMPERFECTS DIGEST
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by RENATO ARLEM
Cover by JAE LEE

An evil scientist sets his crosshairs on planet Earth, in search of test subjects for his experiments, transforming even the most timid creatures into vicious fighting machines. Thousands of years later, the Thing, Wolverine, Spider-Man and Elektra all find themselves unwilling participants in the scientist’s millennia-old trials...or perhaps not all of them are that unwilling. This unprecedented crossover between Marvel and EA will feature stories that tie in to what is sure to be one of the top-selling video games of the year! Collects MARVEL NEMESIS: THE IMPERFECTS #1-6.
144 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$7.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1778-4

SPIDER-MAN VS. THE BLACK CAT VOL. 1 TPB
Written by MARV WOLFMAN, DAVID MICHELINIE & ROGER STERN
Penciled by KEITH POLLARD, PABLO MARCOS & JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by AL MILGROM

Acrobatic adventures by some of yesteryear’s top names! Is she heroine, criminal or both? What motivates her madcap mischief? That’s for the Black Cat to know and Spider-Man to find out in his first fights with one his most famous femme fatales! Collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #194-195, #204-205 and #226-227.
128 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$14.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1559-5

CAPTAIN UNIVERSE: POWER UNIMAGINABLE TPB
Written by BILL MANTLO, GERRY CONWAY, ERIC FEIN,
TONY ISABELLA & DAN SLOTT
Penciled by STEVE DITKO, JUNE BRIGMAN, NEIL ERRAR,
RICK LEONARDI & BILL WILEY
Cover by STEVE DITKO

He’s the hero who could be YOU...but in these stories, being a burglar, a college professor and an astronaut will have to do! Whether it’s half-sized as a child or doubled as twins, the Uni-Power transforms its lucky recipient into Captain Universe -- countering crises that range from a masked marauder to the edge of apocalypse! Guest-starring the Hulk, doing the non-mutant cosmic super-hero thing years before Spider-Man made it popular! Collects MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #9-11, INCREDIBLE HULK ANNUAL #10, MARVEL FANFARE #25, WEB OF SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #5-6, MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #148 and COSMIC POWER UNLIMITED #5.
168 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1891-8

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 12: HARD LESSONS TPB
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Penciled by STEVE DILLON, STUART IMMONEN & TOM RANEY
Cover by STUART IMMONEN

Ultimate Wolverine makes his explosive return! Storm travels to the Great White North to find her missing friend, but there’s no time for celebration for the tempestuous and troubled duo! They’re about to take on an all-new threat to the Ultimate Universe... Lady Deathstrike! Plus: When a dangerous young mutant immune to psychic control takes Charles Xavier and the rest of a Manhattan bank hostage, the Professor must lead a diverse group of humans in a risky bid to end the siege! And finally, witness the return of Ultimate Juggernaut! Juggie makes a play for the Gem of Cyttorak, the jewel that will make him truly unstoppable. Only two small things stand in his way: Rogue of the X-Men and Ultimate Gambit, the new prince and princess of thieves! This story will change the X-Men’s status quo forever! Collects ULTIMATE X-MEN #58-60 & ANNUAL #1.
120 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$12.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1801-2

NEW THUNDERBOLTS VOL. 2: MODERN MARVELS TPB
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Penciled by TOM GRUMMETT & BILL SIENKIEWICZ
Cover by TOM GRUMMETT

Flushed with success, the Big Apple’s newest heroes have to face their greatest challenge yet: an adoring public and the reflections in their mirrors! An old friend asks Speed Demon to pull off a huge heist -- will he do it? And does Blizzard want to stop him -- or get in on the action? Meanwhile, Photon tries very, very hard to remember why he should be mad at Atlas. Radioactive Man gets -- a publicist? And a resignation threatens to tear the team apart before it’s even come together! Plus: Everyone in Atlantis is dying and only one man can save them -- the person responsible for their poisoning! Which T-Bolt was willing to kill thousands of people -- and is unwilling to stop the carnage? Also, Photon vs. Photon in a battle you won’t believe! And...what’s up with Songbird’s new boyfriend...he looks a little...purple...Collects NEW THUNDERBOLTS #7-12.
144 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$14.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1794-6

EXCALIBUR CLASSIC VOL. 1: THE SWORD IS DRAWN TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by ALAN DAVIS
Cover by ALAN DAVIS

Believing the X-Men to be dead, Nightcrawler and Shadowcat vow to keep the dream alive alongside Captain Britain and the metamorphic Meggan -- but the Warwolves have Phoenix on the run and she leads them to London, right into the formation of the X-Men’s first foreign franchise! The Warwolves are on our heroes like a cheap suit (or is it the other way around?) and Chris Claremont doesn’t waste any time in setting up the labyrinthine plots his fans know him best for! Aliens, intrigue and Arcade! The mystery of the Hellfire Club’s Courtney Ross begins here! Guest-starring the Juggernaut!
Collects EXCALIBUR #1-5 and THE SWORD IS DRAWN BOOKSHELF.
176 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1888-8

X-FACTOR VISIONARIES: PETER DAVID VOL. 1 TPB
Written by PETER DAVID
Pencils & Cover by LARRY STROMAN

The name wasn’t changed to protect the innocent, but everything else was as Peter David took over the series from the founding X-Men! Alumni of the X-Men, the New Mutants and the Avengers join refugees from odd corners of the X-Universe as the government’s latest super-effort, but Mister Sinister and his Nasty Boys don’t want this team to survive long enough to get its roster straight! Featuring the historic first meeting of the cast of Marvel Knights’ Madrox! Collects X-FACTOR #71-75.
144 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$15.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1872-1

PUNISHER: RIVER OF BLOOD TPB
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Pencils & Cover by JOE KUBERT

The Punisher faces the Russian mob on its home turf, and the legendary Joe Kubert is there to lend his distinctive style to every explosive detail! Out of his element and outgunned, can the scourge of the American underworld hold his own in Mother Russia?
Collects THE PUNISHER: WAR ZONE #31-36.
144 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$15.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1542-0

TOXIN: THE DEVIL YOU KNOW TPB
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Penciled by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover by ESAD RIBIC

As each new generation of men must hand down the torch to the next, so each new generation of alien symbiotes must hand down the, ah, stringy, fleshy tendrils. So move over Venom, step aside Carnage, because Toxin is taking the spotlight! When the full-scale jailbreak from the pages of NEW AVENGERS leaves New York overrun with super-villains, Pat sees the perfect opportunity to use the creature sharing his body for good. But Toxin might have other ideas! Featuring a special guest appearance by Spider-Man! Collects TOXIN #1-6.
144 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$17.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1804-7

PUNISHER MAX VOL. 4: UP IS DOWN AND BLACK IS WHITE TPB
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by LEO FERNANDEZ
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET

Ubergangster Nicky Cavella is back with a vengeance -- this time hitting Frank Castle where he least expects it -- right in the black pit of his hardened heart. With one unspeakable act, Nicky will go right to the top of Frank’s “to-do” list -- and there’s nowhere he’d rather be. Collects PUNISHER #19-24.
144 PGS./MAX-EXPLICIT CONTENT ...$14.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1731-8

ESSENTIAL X-FACTOR VOL. 1 TPB
Written by BOB LAYTON, JACKSON GUICE, ROGER STERN,
LOUISE SIMONSON, WALT SIMONSON & JOHN BYRNE
Penciled by JACKSON GUICE, BOB LAYTON, JOHN BYRNE,
WALTER SIMONSON, JOHN BOGDANOVE, JOHN BUSCEMA,
SAL BUSCEMA, KEITH POLLARD, TERRY SHOEMAKER & MARC SILVESTRI
Cover by JACKSON GUICE

The death of Jean Grey re-defined the X-Men, but her resurrection did nothing less! Recovered by the Avengers and revived by the Fantastic Four, Jean’s return regrouped her fellow founders into a supposed mutant-hunting unit that ferreted out some of mutantdom’s rising stars -- including the devastating debut of the ancient evil everyone identifies as Apocalypse! With Mystique, the Morlocks and the Master Mold! Featuring tie-ins to the infamous Mutant Massacre! Guest-starring Thor and Power Pack! Collects X-FACTOR #1-16 and ANNUAL #1, AVENGERS #262, FANTASTIC FOUR #286, THOR #373-374, and POWER PACK #27.
568 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1886-1

ESSENTIAL MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE VOL. 1 TPB
Written by LEN WEIN, MIKE FRIEDRICH, STEVE GERBER, CHRIS CLAREMONT, ROY THOMAS, BILL MANTLO, ROGER SLIFER, MARV WOLFMAN,
SCOTT EDELMAN, TONY ISABELLA & JIM SHOOTER
Penciled by JIM STARLIN, GIL KANE, SAL BUSCEMA, GEORGE TUSKA, HERB TRIMPE, BOB BROWN, RON WILSON, ARVELL JONES,
DICK GIORDANO, MIKE ESPOSITO, DAVE HUNT, SAM GRAINGER, MARIE SEVERIN & JOHN BUSCEMA
Cover by JIM STARLIN

The Thing can’t stay out of trouble, but at least he makes friends wherever he goes! The Ever-Lovin’ Idol o’ Millions teams up with heroes both frontline and forgotten against menaces spanning time and space! Gods! Aliens! Spies! Demons! Dinosaurs! Time travellers! Martial artists! The Living Eraser and the Mountain That Walked Like a Man! A veritable who’s who of history’s horror heroes! Fans of NEW INVADERS take notice of Ben’s team-ups with the Invaders AND the Liberty Legion! Collects MARVEL FEATURE #11-12; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #1-20, 22-25 and ANNUAL #1; MARVEL TEAM-UP #47; and FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #11.
576 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1729-6

ESSENTIAL SILVER SURFER VOL. 1 – NEW PRINTING!
Written by STAN LEE
Pencils by JOHN BUSCEMA & JACK KIRBY
Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA
Witness the birth of the Sentinel of the Spaceways, as humanoid being Norrin Radd becomes the Silver Surfer -- Galactus’ first cosmic-powered herald and one of Marvel’s most noble heroes!
528 PGS./ALL AGES ...$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2008-4

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 2 – NEW PRINTING!
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils by JOHN BYRNE
Cover by JOHN BYRNE
Ever expanding their ranks, the Children of the Atom combat the evils threatening both mutants and humans -- like the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the Hellfire Club and Dark Phoenix!
512 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2007-6

X-MEN DEADLY GENESIS POSTER
Penciled by MARC SILVESTRI
Inked by JOE WEENS
Colored by STEVE FIRCHOW
24” x 36”/FC ...$5.99
FOR 10/13/05 • On-Sale 11/2/05

DVD new releases for Aug. 16

Sin City

The Simpsons Season 6

Will and Grace Complete Fourth Season

I Love Lucy Complete Fifth Season

The Andy Griffith Show Complete Third Season

Dick Cavett - Rock Icons

"Batman Begins" DVD details

Both single- and double-disk versions of the film are due out Oct. 18.

You can pre-order both the single and double versions now from Amazon. (The price is currently listed as $15.98 for either one, so it seems like the double would be the way to go.)

The single disk is just the movie with a Batman Begins Mobile Game Demo and some Web links.

Extras on the double include:

  • Genesis of the Bat: Batman Incarnations from the Mid-1980s to the Present
  • The Journey Begins: Creative Concepts, Story Development and Casting featurette
  • Shaping Mind and Body: Fighting Style featurette
  • Gotham City Rises: Production Design featurette
  • Cape and Cowl: The New Batsuit featurette
  • Batmobile featurette
  • The Path to Discovery: Filming in Iceland featurette
  • Monorail Chase Sequence featurette
  • Confidential Files Character/Weapons Gallery
  • 72-page comic book containing the very first Batman story
  • Batman: The Man Who Falls feature
  • Batman: The Long Halloween feature


Upcoming DC Direct products


BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE INSPIRED BY MIKE MIGNOLA
Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews.
A sought-after addition to DC Direct's collection of Batman Black & White statues, this collectible -- based on the cover for Batman Black & White Vol. 2 by Mike Mignola -- presents a unique vision of the Caped Crusader. Painted in monochromatic tones, this limited-edition statue reflects the mood of Batman Black & White VOL. 1 and 2, the stunning collections of short stories by award-winning talent. The statue measures approximately 7.5" tall 4.75 ² wide 3² deep, features a logo-shaped base, and is packaged in a black-and-white box.
$55, in stores on April 19.


DEPARTURE FROM KRYPTON MINI-STATUE
Original statue designed and sculpted by William Paquet.
With the destruction of Krypton imminent, scientist Jor-El and his wife Lara placed their infant son Kal-El in an experimental rocket to send him to Earth and safety. This hand-painted cold-cast porcelain mini-statue, measures approximately Packaged in a 4-color box.
$49.99, in stores on April 12.


LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION: SERIES 1: "THE SCARLET PUMPERNICKEL" SYLVESTER ACTION FIGURE
Looking to capture the Scarlet Pumpernickel once and for all, the Chamberlain entices the Grand Duke, Sylvester, to set a trap by marrying his daughter. The two battle for the Fair Lady's hand in a dashing sword fight that doesn't turn out as the Duke had planned.
This deluxe figure includes all of the pieces needed to create a scene from the classic "Scarlet Pumpernickel" episode. You can mix and match this set with the Daffy figure to create multiple moments from this unforgettable piece of animation history.
Accessories include a hat for Sylvester with a flocked feather, a full-size and mini sword, candelabra with a stand, 1.5" Henery Hawk figure with five points of articulation, a bonus figure of Henery Hawk with hat, ascot, scroll and quill, a base and scenic back drop card along with a reproduction of the original animated episodes "title card" and miniature display easel. Packaged in a 4-color box.
Price TBA, in stores on April 19.

LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION: SERIES 1: "THE SCARLET PUMPERNICKEL" DAFFY DUCK ACTION FIGURE
Daffy Duck, as the masked swashbuckler The Scarlet Pumpernickel, rides about the countryside thwarting the efforts of the nefarious Lord High Chamberlain. All the while he secretly pines away for his one true love, the Fair Lady Melissa, the Chamberlain's daughter.
This deluxe figure includes all of the pieces needed to create a scene from the classic "Scarlet Pumpernickel" episode. You can mix and match this set with the Sylvester figure to create multiple moments from this unforgettable piece of animation history.
Accessories include a hat for Daffy, straight pin, sword, a candelabra with a clear candle and a stand, a base and scenic backdrop card along with a bonus figure of Melissa, 3² tall with three points of articulation. There is also a reproduction of the original animated episode's "title card" and miniature display easel. Packaged in a 4-color box.
Price TBA, in stores on April 19.


LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION: SERIES 1: "WHAT'S OPERA, DOC?" ELMER FUDD ACTION FIGURE
As the demigod Siegfried, Elmer is out to "kill the wabbit." Instead he is stopped in his tracks at the sight of the beautiful Valkyrie Brunhilde, who is Bugs Bunny in disguise.
This deluxe figure includes all of the pieces needed to create a scene from the classic "What's Opera, Doc?" episode. You can mix and match this set with the Bugs figure to create multiple moments from this unforgettable piece of animation history.
Accessories include a translucent lightning bolt, a magic spear, a set of interchangeable arms, a base and scenic backdrop card along with a reproduction of the original animated episode's "title card" and miniature display easel. Packaged in a 4-color box.
Price TBA, in stores on April 19.

LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION: SERIES 1: "WHAT'S OPERA, DOC?" BUGS BUNNY ACTION FIGURE
Bugs Bunny disguises himself as a prima donna, Valkyrie Brunhilde, to fool Elmer Fudd. When revealed, Elmer is enraged and commands fierce lightning, heavy rain, wind and hail storms to "kill the wabbit!"
This deluxe figure includes all of the pieces needed to create a scene from the classic "What's Opera, Doc?" episode. You can mix and match this set with the Elmer figure to create multiple moments from this unforgettable piece of animation history.
Accessories include a divan with a cushion and tassel which measure 3" H x 4" W x 2" D, a base 1" H x 4.5" W x 3.5" D, and a set of interchangeable arms for creating multiple poses. a base and scenic backdrop card along with a reproduction of the original animated episode's "title card" and miniature display easel. Packaged in a 4-color box.
Price TBA, in stores on April 19.


JLA CLASSIFIED SERIES 1: AQUAMAN ACTION FIGURE
Aquaman makes the final blow to the plans of Nebula Man by freeing the mind of
Mariner Beryl's human host. This Action Figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.
Price TBA, in stores on April 5.


JLA CLASSIFIED SERIES 1: THE FLASH ACTION FIGURE
The Fastest Man Alive uses his powers to protect innocent by-standers from the destruction of the rampaging Ultramarine Corp. This Action Figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.
Price TBA, in stores on April 5.


JLA CLASSIFIED SERIES 1: GREEN LANTERN ACTION FIGURE
Jon Stewart must overcome his power ring's weakness to yellow when this impurity is restored by The Master. This Action Figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. This figure also includes a flag accessory. Packaged in a 4-color blister.
Price TBA, in stores on April 5.


JLA CLASSIFIED SERIES 1: MARTIAN MANHUNTER ACTION FIGURE
Nearly destroyed by the mind-controlled Olympian, Martian Manhunter recovers in time to coordinate the final assault on the rogue heroes. This Action Figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.
Price TBA, in stores on April 5.


JLA CLASSIFIED SERIES 1: WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURE
Wonder Woman led the charge against International heroes the Ultramarine Corp who were being mind-controlled by Gorilla Grodd. This Action Figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.
Price TBA, in stores on April 5.


BATMAN BY KIA ASAMIYA COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE WAVE 2: BATMAN
This line of collector action figures, designed by acclaimed Japanese artist Kia Asamiya, is manufactured by Japanese toy manufacturer Yamato exclusively for the Japanese toy market. These limited-edition Batman figures are available for sale outside of Asia only under special arrangement with DC Direct! The Batman Action Figure comes with a rock-shaped base measuring .55" H x 2.5" W x 1.5" D. This figure is limited to 7,000 pieces.
Price TBA, in stores on Oct. 12.

BATMAN BY KIA ASAMIYA COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE WAVE 2: EVIL BATMAN
The Evil Batman Action Figure comes with a display base (looks like a piece of statual concrete piece). This figure comes with a base measuring 1.5" H x 3.4" W x 1.25" D and is limited to 7,000 pieces.
Price TBA, in stores on Oct. 12.


BATMAN BY KIA ASAMIYA COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE WAVE 2: HARLEY QUINN
The Harley Quinn Action Figure comes with a frosted-cake display base. This figure comes with a base measuring .25² H x 3.9² W x 4² D and is limited to 7000 pieces.
Price TBA, in stores on Oct. 12.


BATMAN BY KIA ASAMIYA COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE WAVE 2: POISON IVY
The Poison Ivy Action Figure comes with a creeping plant-shaped display base. This figure comes with a base measuring 6.5" H x 3" W x 1.75" D and is limited to 7000 pieces.
Price TBA, in stores on Oct. 12.


GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH POSTER
Art by Ethan Van Sciver
This striking image of Hal Jordan in his triumphant return to the mantle of Green Lantern, originally published as the cover of the Green Lantern: Rebirth hardcover collection is now a stunning 24" x 36" poster!
$7.99, in stores on April 5.


JLA CLASSIFIED #1 POSTER
Art by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines
The World's Greatest Super Heroes come together in this stunning new 24² x 36² poster capturing Ed McGuinness's striking image of the JLA originally presented as the cover of JLA: Classified #1!
$7.99, in stores on April 5.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Pop Artifacts! Captain America and Falcon Slurpee cups

And now this important message...

DC Comics solicitations for November 2005



BATMAN TITLES

BATMAN AND THE MONSTER MEN #1
Written by Matt Wagner, art and cover by Wagner.
Matt Wagner takes the Dark Knight through his sophomore season in this 6-issue miniseries! Batman has spent his first year fighting organized crime -- but nothing thus far in his early career as the Caped Crusader has prepared him for the new menace facing Gotham: super-powered villains! This is the first of two planned Wagner miniseries featuring Batman, each under the heading "Dark Moon Rising."
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 16.

BATMAN #647
Written by Judd Winick, art by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen, cover by Jock.
The Villains United want a piece of Gotham, and Black Mask is just the man to deliver it to them. Batman has his hands full defending the city -- but before he can neutralize Deathstroke and company, Red Hood is going to take matters into his own hands.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 30.

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #71
Written by A.J. Lieberman, art by Al Barrionuevo and Bit, cover by Claudio Castellini.
Alfred Pennyworth is about to be arrested for murder, Hush is one step from discovering the secrets behind the Clayfaces' powers, and Batman's last hope is locked away in a tiny corner of Arkham. A nasty surprise is waiting for the Dark Knight, and Alfred's role in the murder is revealed.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 23.

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #197
Written by Will Pfeifer, srt and cover by Chris Weston.
Part 1 of the 3-part "Blaze of Glory." A criminal with something to prove stalks Batman. But despite the crook's lack of resources, he proves to be not merely elusive, but deadly to the Dark Knight -- and all of Gotham.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 9.

DETECTIVE COMICS #813
Written by David Lapham, art by Ramon Bachs and Nathan Massengill, cover by Lapham.
The penultimate chapter of the 12-part "City of Crime!" Bruce Wayne forgoes cape and cowl to investigate the mysteries of Gotham's seediest neighborhood: Crown Point. Plus, Gordon's back to help Robin uncover the Ventriloquist's secrets...only Scarface ain't talkin'.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 2.

BATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #4
Written by Andrew Helfer, art by Tan Eng Huat, cover by Pat Lee.
The amazing maxiseries heats up as the mysterious Carrier continues to spread his lethal plague on Gotham! Batman's on his trail, but too bad there are other people in the city with bigger plans for the Carrier -- and for his deadly power.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 16.

BATMAN: GOTHAM COUNTY LINE #2
Written by Steve Niles, art and cover by Scott Hampton.
The 3-issue Prestige Format miniseries continues. What started as an investigation into a bizarre series of murders takes a more wicked turn as Batman is thrown into the most horrific case of his career -- outside his usual territory, in the Gotham suburbs.
48 pages, $5.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

BATGIRL #70
Written by Andersen Gabrych, art by Pop Mhan and Jesse Delperdang, cover by Tim Sale.
The dramatic conclusion of "Destruction's Daughter!" It's a battle royal in the Balkan palace of the deceased Ra's al Ghul between Batgirl, Mr. Freeze, Lady Shiva, Nyssa, the League of Assassins, an army of zombies -- and that's not the half of it.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 23.

CATWOMAN #49
Written by Will Pfeifer, art by Pete Woods, cover by Adam Hughes.
Catwoman's infiltration of a super-villain clique has blown up in her face, and she's got the wounds to prove it. But while the forces of mayhem look for more blood to spill, they've unknowingly attracted the attention of Black Mask! Just wait 'til you see the surprise waiting on page 22.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 23.

GOTHAM CENTRAL #37
Written by Greg Rucka, art by Steve Lieber, cover by Sean Phillips.
An Infinite Crisis tie-in guest-starring Captain Marvel with art by Steve Lieber. When a catastrophic cosmic event occurs over Gotham, the detectives discover just what being in over their heads really means! For Crispus Allen, it means trying to find his family.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 9.

NIGHTWING #114
Written by Devin Grayson, art and cover by Phil Hester and Ande Parks.
Nightwing is gone, and only Dick Grayson remains. He's been given a new costume and instructed to teach Deathstroke's daughter everything he knows. But Deathstroke is just waiting for an excuse to have Dick killed...
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 9.

ROBIN #144
Written by Bill Willingham, art and cover by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens.
Robin and the Veteran scramble to save Blüdhaven from an all-out OMAC invasion! As the Veteran's crack team struggles valiantly to toe the line, Robin must break away to save Darla Aquista...even though she's sworn to kill him.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 23.

SUPERMAN TITLES


ALL STAR SUPERMAN #1
Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Frank Quitely.
DC launches the newest addition to its All Star line of comics -- where the industry's top creative talents refine the iconic focus of the world's greatest super-heroes. Writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely -- the team behind JLA: Earth 2 -- are at it once again, this time to strip down the Man of Steel to his timeless, essential elements.
The series kicks off with a 12-issue story arc touching on all the classic aspects of the Superman mythology, starting with a daring rescue of a doomed group of helionauts on the surface of the sun. The massive amounts of solar radiation affect Superman in a way no one could possibly anticipate -- except Lex Luthor.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 16.

SUPERMAN #223
Written by Mark Verheiden, art and cover by Ed Benes and Mariah Benes.
An Infinite Crisis tie-in! Supergirl breaks the news to Kal that she's heading off into space with Donna Troy. Will their final farewell be cut short by a new and more deadly Blackrock?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 2.

ACTION COMICS #833
Written by Gail Simone, art by John Byrne and Nelson, cover by Dan Jurgens and Kevin Nowlan.
The Queen of Fables -- last seen in JLA -- has come for her Prince Charming: Superman! There will be no happy ending for the Man of Steel when he confronts her and a host of Kryptonian fairy tales is brought to life.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 9.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #646
Written by Greg Rucka, art and cover by Karl Kerschl.
Mxy is back! Lois confronts her would-be assassin -- and she must do it alone, because Superman has his hands full with a very different Mr. Mxyzptlk! And this time Mxy's no joke.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 23.

SUPERGIRL #4
Written by Jeph Loeb, art by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund, covers by Chruchill and Rapmund and Michael Turner.
After the shocking twist at the end of last issue, what has happened to Supergirl that puts her face-to-face with the JLA in a battle she dare not win? What horrible truth has Lex Luthor uncovered that will change the Girl of Steel forever?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 16.

SUPERMAN/SHAZAM: FIRST THUNDER #3
Written by Judd Winick, art and cover by Joshua Middleton.
Eclipso, the spirit of vengeance, works his magic on Fawcett City. Can Superman and Captain Marvel defeat Eclipso before the city is engulfed in chaos? Meanwhile, Dr. Sivana hatches a plan to strike at Marvel where he's most vulnerable: his human alter ego Billy Batson.
40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Nov. 2.

SUPERMAN SECRET FILES 2005
Written by Devin Grayson, J.D. Finn and various, art by Ariel Olivetti, Ed Benes, Rags Morales, Joe Prado and various, cover by Prado.
An incredible Special showcasing the Man of Steel! Discover the difference between Superman and Batman (written by Devin Grayson with art by Ariel Olivetti). Plus: a retelling of Superman's origin, profiles of Superman's friends and foes, and more.
48 pages, $4.99, in stores on Nov. 9.

SUPERMAN: IN THE NAME OF GOG TP
Written by Chuck Austen and J.D. Finn, art by Ivan Reis, Carlos D'Anda, Marc Campos and others, cover by Ian Churchill
A new volume collecting Action Comics #820-825. Gog has traveled from the future determined to keep his promise of killing Superman. But before that, the Man of Steel must face some of his deadliest enemies, including the Silver Banshee, Preus, and Doomsday.
160 pages, $17.99, in stores on Nov. 30.

DC UNIVERSE TITLES

INFINITE CRISIS #2
Written by Geoff Johns, art by Phil Jimenez and Andy Lanning, covers by Jim Lee and Sandra Hope and George Pérez
The biggest comics event of the year is just getting started. The heroes are divided as chaos erupts across the world and the universe -- from Paradise Island to the farthest reaches of space. But what strange new force prepares to help? And, more important, why? Plus, a time-lost hero returns in search of an object that will turn the tide of one of the many wars. Guest-starring Supergirl, Alan Scott, Metamorpho, Animal Man, Firestorm, Power Girl and dozens of others.
40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Nov. 9.

AQUAMAN #36
Written by John Arcudi, art by Leonard Kirk and Andy Clarke, cover by Patrick Gleason.
Koryak returns to Atlantis to beseech the Congress of Sorcerers to cure Mera's condition by initiating a major incantation. Aquaman is dead set against it, since it may spell doom for Atlantis. Meanwhile, Mera adapts quickly to life in the "surface world" . . . maybe too quickly.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 9.

BLOOD OF THE DEMON #9
Written by John Byrne and Will Pfeifer, art by Byrne and Dan Green, cover by Byrne.
Etrigan battles the foe he encountered in #8, but the price he pays to stay in the fight may cost him more than it does his deadly adversary.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 2.

BIRDS OF PREY #88
Written by Gail Simone, art by Joe Bennett and Jack Jadson, cover by Adriana Melo and Will Conrad.
From the pages of Villains United and Identity Crisis comes the deadly new Calculator -- and he's on the hunt for Oracle. It's the ultimate battle of the DCU's biggest information brokers, with their hand-picked teams caught in the crossfire.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 16.

BREACH #11
Written by Bob Harras, art by Marcos Martin and Alvaro Lopez, cover by Martin.
Breach learns his destiny as secrets from two decades ago come to light in explosive fashion! The Smoking Lady knows more than she's revealed, but now she's ready to tell all -- including how to stop the Rifters from invading Earth. And all it's going to cost is the life of a good man. Final issue.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 9.

DOOM PATROL #18
Written by John Byrne, art by Byrne and Doug Hazlewood, cover by Byrne.
The Doom Patrol is threatened from all directions as Vortex, Nudge and Grunt give up the last of their secrets. Plus, learn the fate of the Chief! Final issue.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 30.

FIRESTORM #19
Written by Stuart Moore, art by Jamal Igle and Rob Stull, cover by Matt Haley.
Beginning the storyline that will send Firestorm into his next stage of evolution -- as the Infinite Crisis hits full force! Merged with an unexpected partner, Jason (Firestorm) Rusch heads out into space with Donna Troy for a rendezvous with his cosmic destiny.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 2.

THE FLASH #228
Written by Joey Cavalieri, art by Val Semeiks and Livesay, cover by Art Thibert.
"Finish Line" continues as Nightwing tries to help Wally piece together the clues to who's behind the evil threatening the West family. Is the end near for Wally?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 23.

GREEN LANTERN #7
Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino.
Guest starring Green Arrow! Out of the pages of Infinite Crisis explodes a villain who's had devastating effects on the life of Hal Jordan -- and only the combined efforts of Hal Jordan and Oliver Queen can combat this monster.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 30.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS: RECHARGE #3
Written by Geoff Johns and Dave Gibbons, art and cover by Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy.
The mini-series continues. Breaking an ancient pact, two veteran Lanterns venture deep into forbidden territory on a life-or-death mission while the Corps' newest recruits find themselves in the very heart of darkness.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 16.

GREEN ARROW #56
Written by Judd Winick, art by Ron Garney and Bill Reinhold, cover by James Jean.
"Heading Into the Light, Part 3 of 4." On the trail of the unpredictable Dr. Light, Green Arrow and Black Lightning are sidetracked by an attack from Mirror Master and Killer Frost! But is the appearance of some old foes a coincidence or part of a more sinister plot?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 16.

HAWKMAN #46
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art by Ron Randall, Art Thibert and Walden Wong, cover by Adam Kubert.
The Hawk team welcomes a new cover artist -- Adam Kubert -- in an action-packed issue that serves as a prelude to Rann/Thanagar War! Hawkman and Hawkgirl battle Satana's animal men during a daring heist and Brother Eye unleashes an OMAC on St. Roch as they prepare to leave for deep space. Plus, Hawkman reflects on his last meeting with the Atom.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 9.

JLA #122
Written by Bob Harras, art by Tom Derenick and Dan Green, covers by Daniel Acuña.
"World Without a Justice League" Part 3 of 6! The Key has struck again! While half of what was the JLA investigates the bizarre murder scene, the other half looks to recruit a new member: Supergirl. But the entire group is called to action when OMACs appear on the scene.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 9.

JONAH HEX #1
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, art by Luke Ross, cover by Frank Quitely.
The saga of Jonah Hex -- the mysterious bounty hunter and thinking man's killer -- returns to the DCU in an all-new series penned by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti with amazing art by Luke Ross and a debut-issue cover by fan-favorite Frank Quitely. Saddle up and ride shotgun with the original bad man of the Wild West during an age of plunder, greed and lawlessness. When a millionaire's only son is kidnapped, Hex is called on to track down and recover the boy. But a simple missing person case turns into a hunt for vengeance as Hex unleashes his special brand of justice on the unsuspecting culprits.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 2.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: JONAH HEX VOL. 1 TP
Written by John Albano and Michael Fleischer, art by Tony DeZuniga, Doug Wildey, José Luís Garcia-López and others, cover by Luis Dominguez.
Witness the earliest adventures of DC's legendary gunslinger from All-Star Western #2-8 and #10-11, Weird Western Tales #12-14 and #16-33! Jonah Hex had no friends, but he did have two companions: death, and the acrid smell of gunsmoke.
528 pages, black and white, $16.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

JLA CLASSIFIED #14
Written by Warren Ellis, art by Butch Guice, cover by Michael Stribling.
Part 5 of the 6-part "New Maps of Hell." Separated from one another, each member of the JLA is put to the test as they are forced to face their own personal Hell.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 30.

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT THE JUSTICE LEAGUE TP
Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, art and new cover by Kevin Maguire and Josef Rubinstein.
A new trade paperback collecting JLA Classified #4-9, the critically acclaimed follow-up to Formerly Known As The Justice League! The Super Buddies open for business, but things hit a sour note when former foe Blackguard and his partner Guy Gardner open a sports bar next door to their new "headquarters" in the strip mall downtown.
144 pages, $12.99, in stores on Nov. 23.

JACK CROSS #4
Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by Gary Erskine.
Concluding a 4-part story with a showdown in San Francisco! Jack's confrontation with a cell that has pirated a weapon of mass destruction beyond imagining comes to a head at a California demonstration.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 23.

JSA #79
Written by Keith Champagne, art by Don Kramer and Champagne, cover by Alex Ross.
Amid the ruins of Dr. Fate's tower, one half of the JSA fight for their lives against Mordru, free from his imprisonment in the Rock of Eternity. Meanwhile, the rest of the JSA battle to save the Fifth Dimension from the iron grip of...Jakeem Thunder!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 2.

JSA CLASSIFIED #5
Written by Jen Van Meter, art by Patrick Oliffe and Ruy Jose, cover by Joe Bennett and Ruy Jose.
"Honor Among Thieves," Part 1 of 3, spotlighting the Injustice Society! While the JSA investigates the appearance of the mysterious Prometheus key in their headquarters, the Wizard approaches Icicle with a grave request that will change their fortunes forever.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 23.

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #12
Written by Mark Waid, art by Barry Kitson and Mick Gray, cover by Kitson.
The first year of Legion of Super-Heroes wraps up in a finale that must be seen to be believed! The pieces have been put in place over the last 12 months and now the threat to the universe stands revealed, leaving the team -- and the 31st century -- in shambles.
40 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 23.

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. 1: TEENAGE REVOLUTION TP
Written by Mark Waid. art by Barry Kitson, Leonard Kirk, Dave Gibbons and others, cover by Kitson
A collection featuring Legion of Super-Heroes #1-6 and the preview story from Teen Titans/Legion Special #1! A bright, defiant, energized team of super-powered teenagers from different worlds forms a team of passionate activists crusading to leave their mark on a society that has forgotten how to fight for change.
200 pages, $14.99, in stores on Nov. 16.

MANHUNTER #16
Written by Marc Andreyko, art by Javier Pina and Fernando Blanco, cover by Jesus Saiz.
After the events of "Manhunted," Kate and Chase have a much-needed sit-down about Kate's extracurricular activities. Meanwhile, the tabloid noose tightens and Dylan takes action! Plus, an appearance by DEO Director Bones.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 16.

MANHUNTER VOL. 1: STREET JUSTICE TP
Written by Marc Andreyko, art by Jesus Saiz and Jimmy Palmiotti, cover by Jae Lee.
Collecting the acclaimed first five issues of the hot new series! When a case she's lost leads to the murder of innocents, prosecutor Kate Spencer rages into the night, tracking the perp who's eluded justice in the courts. She's found her true calling. She is the Manhunter. And she likes it.
128 pages, $12.99, in stores on Nov. 9.

OUTSIDERS #30
Written by Judd Winick, art by Matthew Clark and Art Thibert, cover by Daniel Acuña.
The team calls on Katana to aid them against a supernatural onslaught unleashed by the DCU's magical crisis.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 2.

PLASTIC MAN #19
Written by Kyle Baker. art and cover by Baker.
After the buzz created by last issue's "Edwina Crisis," hot inker Kyle Baker teams with himself to unleash the second chapter of the "Edwina Crisis!" This single issue explores the period in which Woozy Winks disappeared from the DCU.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 30.

THE OMAC PROJECT TP
Written by Greg Rucka, Geoff Johns and Judd Winick, art by Jesus Saiz, Rags Morales, Ed Benes, Phil Jimenez, Ivan Reis, and various, cover by Ladrönn.
Spinning out of Identity Crisis, Countdown to Infinite Crisis was a Special that laid the groundwork for events in the DCU for the year to come. Now Countdown is collected with the hot miniseries that directly spun out of it: The OMAC Project.
Every hero and villain in the DCU is under the gaze of an unbelievably powerful spy satellite. It's a technological marvel that answers to only one person -- and he's got plans for it that are completely unknown to the superspy organization he controls: Checkmate!
In a world where men can fly and melt metal with their eyes, there's now an army created specifically as an answer to them: the OMACs Batman and old ally Booster Gold are about to learn the chilling truth behind the OMAC Project -- but will they work with or against each other? This volume includes Countdown To Infinite Crisis, The OMAC Project #1-6, and Wonder Woman #219.
256 pages, $14.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

DAY OF VENGEANCE TP
Written by Bill Willingham, art by Justiniano, Ron Randall and Walden Wong, cover by Walter Simonson.
Spinning out of the events of Countdown To Infinite Crisis and leading into Infinite Crisis, the reality-bending 6-issue miniseries from writer Bill Willingham and artists Justiano, Ron Randall, and Walden Wong is collected! In this volume featuring Day of Vengeance #1-6, Action Comics #826, Adventures of Superman #639 and Superman #216, Superman and Captain Marvel face off against the evil of Eclipso! Meanwhile, Ragman finds himself at the magical core of the DCU, where he ends up aligned with an unlikely ally: The Enchantress. Together with a ragtag team of magic-based heroes they must face down a foe who has sworn to wipe out all magic...the Spectre! Featuring nearly every magical character of the DCU, Day of Vengeance may mark the end of magic as we know it.
224 pages, $12.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

SEVEN SOLDIERS: THE BULLETEER #1
Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Yanick Paquette and Michael Bair.
The Seven Soldiers saga continues in a four-issue mini-series. Obsessed with the idea of becoming a famous super-hero and preserving his beautiful wife's youth, Professor Lance Harrower invents Smartskin -- a steel-hard living fiber which bonds with skin collagen. When his experiments go awry, Harrower is suffocated under a coating of steel skin. His wife Alix survives the horrific accident only to find herself an outcast and a freak. Now jobless, alone, and encased in super-hard, living metal, she is a truly reluctant super-human.
What happens when you get powers and abilities beyond those of mortal men but don't want them? Find out in "Ballistic: How the Bulleteer Began."
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

SEVEN SOLDIERS: FRANKENSTEIN #1
Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Doug Mahnke.
A bizarre butterfly store opens its doors in a small American town. Pretty, popular teenagers are mysteriously transformed into self-loathing, awkward nerds. A boy with the power to see human thoughts becomes the unwitting vessel of an ancient curse, and deep beneath the sunny sidewalks, something stirs and wakes and opens ancient eyes.
Witness the triumphant return to the DCU of one of fiction's most enduring characters as Grant Morrison and Doug Mahnke introduce a steam-powered, gun-totin', Milton-quotin' Frankenstein monster you'll never forget! Meet time's executioner as he hunts down the impossible menaces that threaten humanity from beyond reality.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 16.

TEEN TITANS #30
Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Tony S. Daniel and Alquiza.
Part 1 of a 2-part story featuring the return of Brother Blood! As a result of the magic wars in Day of Vengeance, the barrier keeping Brother Blood trapped in hell is broken and he's back ... with some former Teen Titans! And just whose side is former Titan Lilith on? And isn't she dead?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 16.

TEEN TITANS: THE FUTURE IS NOW TP
Written by Geoff Johns and Mark Waid, art by Mike McKone, Ivan Reis and Tom Grummett, cover by McKone.
Collects Teen Titans #16-23 and Titans/Legion Special #1! The Titans' weekends are usually a chance to get away from it all. But this time, they're really goneŠto the 31st century! And their return trip drops them off a mere 10 years into the future.
224 pages, $9.99, in stores on Nov. 30.

SON OF VULCAN #6
Written by Scott Beatty, art and cover by Keron Grant.
The combustible conclusion finds Mikey Devante facing his final trial by fire! Outmatched and surrounded by monsters, Mikey makes a fateful decision with the legacy of the Vulcans hanging in the balance: Will Mikey go it alone as a kid sidekick without a superhero mentor, or can he just hang up his costume forever?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 9.

VIGILANTE #3
Written by Bruce Jones, art by Ben Oliver, cover by Michael Golden.
Delve into the mind of a perfect killing machine and discover what led him to a life driven by a lust for violent justice as the exciting miniseries by Bruce Jones and Ben Oliver continues! With nothing to go on but a ³V² of blood as a clue, the police are left chasing a ghost. Can Dr. Powell help the Vigilante before he claims another life?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 23.

WONDER WOMAN #223
Written by Greg Rucka, art by Rags Morales, cover by J.G. Jones.
As the events of Infinite Crisis heat up, Paradise Island comes under attack by OMACs! But even with Wonder Woman's help, the Amazons must make a fateful decisionŠ one that will change Diana's life, and mission, forever.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 30.

JOHNNY DC TITLES

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #15
Written by Bill Matheny, art Christopher Jones and Terry Beatty, cover by Dave McCaig.
The Riddler's come back to Gotham City with a plan to unmask Batman once and for all! It's a power struggle and a race against time, before Gotham City is shown the true face of The Batman.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 9.

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #15
Written by Adam Beechen, art by Carlo Barberi and Walden Wong, cover by Carlo Barberi.
When gang members get hold of high-tech weapons, the Justice League is called in. But when one of those weapons is the atomic-powered Mr. Atom, it might not be that easy for the League to save the day!
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 2.

TEEN TITANS GO! #25
Written by J. Torres, art by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker, cover by Sean Galloway.
Merry Christmas, Teen Titans Go! style! 'Tis the season of giving, but Billy Numerous keeps taking from stores and shoppers at the mall, so it's up to the Teen Titans to take him down like a Christmas tree in January.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 30.

TEEN TITANS: JAM-PACKED ACTION VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by various, production art cover.
By popular demand, the Teen Titans jump from the hit Cartoon Network show to their own volume of Jam-Packed Action! The stories included in Teen Titans Jam-Packed Action feature high-quality screen captures and text straight from the shows' scripts.
96 pages, $7.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

MAD KIDS #1
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots
The debut issue of a brand-new magazine for kids 8-10 years old, featuring games, puzzles, interviews, posters and lots of laughs -- plus the all new adventures of Spy vs. Spy Jr.
64 pages, $4.99, in stores on Nov. 9.

MAD #460
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.
You can't afford to miss this issue of MAD! It's the best one since last month! And there's no way a better issue will come along until next month!
48 pages, black and white, $3.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #15
Written by Robbie Busch and Scott Cunningham, art by Robert Pope, Phil Moy, Scott Underwood, Angus Bungay, and Scott Roberts, cover by Robert Pope.
Ed is ed-xactly where Eddy doesn't want him-in a bodycast! How will Eddy and Edd keep their muscle in their schemes now? Plus, Grim is put on a special diet to get a little meat on his bones.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 23.

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #68
Written by Amy Keating Rogers, Sholly Fisch, Sean Carolan, Jennifer Moore, and John Rozum, art by Christopher Cook, Ricardo Garcia-Fuentes and Mike DeCarlo, cover by Phil Moy.
They're baaaaaaaaaack! Those mischievous little duplicates of the Powerpuffs have returned with a new scheme for havoc. Will the girls figure it out before the Micros cause macro confusion? Plus, you too can draw the Powerpuff Girls.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 16.

LOONEY TUNES #132
Written by Sholly Fisch, Earl Kress and Scott Cunningham, art by Neal Sternecky, Walter Carzón, Scott McRae, and Ruben Torreiro, cover by David Alvarez and Mike DeCarlo.
Attention, Duck Dodgers! You're due for inspection, so stand up straight and stop snoozing! And sneezing!
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 2.

SCOOBY-DOO #102
Written by John Rozum, art by Joe Staton, Robert Pope, Leo Batic, Pablo Zamboni, Scott McRae and Horacio Ottolini, cover by Joe Staton.
Tropical terror! The Mystery Inc. gang wants to know why a mysterious Lizard Man is plaguing innocent Amazonian researchers, but they may not be prepared for the answer.
32 pages, $2.25, in store on Nov. 9.

DC LIBRARY TITLES

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 17 HC
Written by Will Eisner, art and cover by Eisner.
Another volume of peak-period story-telling by the master! Volume 17 includes the classic "The Story of Gerhard Shnobble," Eisner's unique take on two stories by Poe and Bierce, and more. Reprinting Spirit sections from 7/4/48 - 12/26/48.
216 pages, $49.99, in stores on Nov. 23.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS ARCHIVES VOL. 6 HC
Written by Wally Wood, Steve Skeates and others, art by Wally Wood, Steve Ditko, Reed Crandall, Gil Kane, Dan Adkins, Chic Stone and others Cover by Wood.
Collecting T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #15-20 with an introduction by Thunder Agents co-creator and writer Len Brown! The final volume of this classic reprint series features work by many of the giants of the Silver Age.
224 pages, $49.99, in stores on Nov. 9.

CMX TITLES

TOWER OF THE FUTURE VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Hiwatari Saki.
Matsuyuki Takeru could not have anticipated the decidedly different turn his life has taken. After his mother's death, life continued at a reasonably normal pace -- he studied hard for exams, played fantasy role-playing games, even fell in love. But things began to change when he discovered a half-sister he didn't know about. A strange boy started appearing, claiming to be a warrior reborn who must fight an epic battle against forces of evil! When fantasy becomes reality, will every choice he makes affect the outcome?
192 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

YOUNG MAGICIAN VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Narushima Yuri.
Carno continues his combat with the mysterious Jack the Ripper! The emergent magician's lust for battle allowed him to easily destroy this demon's disciple, but his lack of experience and formal training puts him at a grave disadvantage. The demon before him possesses a weapon far more powerful than any magic -- the mystery to Carno's vanished past and the truth about what really happened to his biological family.
200 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Nov. 23.

TESTAROTHO VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Sanbe Kei.
Converting heretics to the church of Arsenal is a difficult and sometimes deadly task, and Inquisitor Garrincha is the best Neo Arsen has to offer. It's no wonder the man has scores of enemies among non-believers and those faithful to his church. When an entire village of heretics is found dead, Garrincha and his entourage are brutally captured, and he's charged with the massacre. Now, freeing him and clearing his name is up to his fiercely loyal Rotho, led by the gun-slinging Leonedus -- but what if he doesn't make it in time?
172 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

TENJHO TENGE VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Oh! Great.
Bob and Nagi both survived their brutal beatings at the bowling alley from the Executive Committee Chairman Takayanagi Mitsuomi, making them living legends at Todo High. However, their newfound fame has every tough-guy lining up to take a crack at the indestructible duo. But Bob and Nagi have no time to waste with these subordinates -- next on the list is the Chairman's second in command: Tawara, the Committee's consigliere.
232 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Nov. 16.

MUSASHI #9 VOL. 5
Written and illustrated by Takahashi Miyuki.
Shingo's rush to protect Akiho has only led to their capture by the terrorists after the ICBM launch codes. Now Shinozuka Kou and Agent Seven must board the terrorists' battleship and make their way through a maze of high-tech security to find the prisoners. But when Number Nine is forced to choose between the life of her friend Shingo and the safety of the world, which will she pick?
192 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Nov. 9.

GALS! VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Fujii Mihona.
Ran and her Gal pals ring in the New Year, a year that will prove to be full of fun and games as well as change and pain. After Miyu's mother refuses to pay her high school tuition, Miyu and the perpetually poor Ran try to find part-time jobs. Even as the Gals are about to enter their second year of high school, they face the possibility of being split up.
192 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Nov. 23.

SWAN VOL. 5
Written and illustrated by Ariyoshi Kyoko.
The beloved classic manga continues. When the legendary Dame Margaret Fonteyn encourages Masumi to be herself and express her inner strength through dancing, Masumi gains the hope and confidence she needs to rise to her next challenge. In Russia, Masumi will audition for the lead role in a special performance, but she will be competing against Russia's own prodigy, Larissa Maximova. Will Masumi use Margaret Fonteyn's advice, or be defeated by Larissa's perfect skills?
192 pages, black and white, $19.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

WILDSTORM TITLES

CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON #2
Written by Will Pfeifer, art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Sandra Hope, cover by J.G. Jones.
The explosive miniseries bringing Captain Atom to the WildStorm Universe continues. As Captain Atom tries to figure out where he is, the Wildcats gather to uncover the true fate of their fallen comrade Void. Was Captain Atom responsible for her death, or will he be instrumental in bringing her back to life? The clock is ticking, and Captain Atom may hold the fate of the WildStorm Universe in his hands.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 16.

ALBION #5
Plotted by Alan Moore, written by Leah Moore and John Reppion, art by Shane Oakley and George Freeman, cover by Dave Gibbons.
Our heroes (or are they?) have made it to the Castle. Inside, the Brain is still predicting disaster...and when Robot Archie attacks, he's proved right! But where are Penny, Danny and Charlie Love? Could there be more trouble than even the Brain is expecting?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 30.

THE AUTHORITY: THE MAGNIFICENT KEVIN #4
Written by Garth Ennis, art by Carlos Ezquerra, cover by Glenn Fabry.
Kev sets out to rescue the imprisoned Midnighter, but is he prepared for the ultimate horror that awaits him? Our hero finds himself in a duel to the death with the one opponent he wasn't expecting. May the best man win...which means Kev's got serious problems!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 23.

DANGER GIRL: BACK IN BLACK #1
Written by Andy Hartnell, art by Nick Bradshaw, cover by J. Scott Campbell.
When a powerful and mysterious Native American artifact is stolen, Danger Girls Abbey Chase and Sydney Savage go undercover and burn rubber to infiltrate an all-girl biker gang! From the black hills of Sturgis to the white sands of Daytona Beach, Abbey and Sydney take a wild ride into the dangerous world of espionage, motorcycles and black magic! With this many twists and turns in the road ahead, can the Danger Girls solve the mystery in time? Join us in this full-throttle tale of action and adventure that only your favorite sexy super-spies can deliver.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 9.

DESOLATION JONES #4
Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by J.H. Williams III.
Hired to find a stolen box of illicit movies, Michael Jones is finding himself adrift in the seedy underground of Los Angeles. But he must be getting close to the truth, because people keep beating him up.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

EX MACHINA #17
Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Tony Harris and Tom Feister, cover by Harris.
A daring new storyline begins in this perfect jumping-on point for the multiple Eisner-winning series! The year is 2003, and the U.S. is on the brink of war with Iraq. Mayor Hundred must deal with violent demonstrators on both sides, or risk a battle on the homefront.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 16.

MAJESTIC #11
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art by Georges Jeanty and Trevor Scott, cover by Neil Googe.
Majestic, Zealot and the cyborg Desmond have uncovered a device that could change the face of the world -- literally! But it contains shocking secrets about the origins of the Kherubim race, and it's about to fall into the hands of an enemy they never thought they'd see again.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 9.

OCEAN TP
Written by Warren Ellis, art by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story, cover by Michael Golden.
Collecting the mini-series. Lying beneath Europa's half-mile-thick mantle of shear ice is the only ocean in the solar system not on Earth. And within those cold waters could rest the key to life on Earth -- and quite possibly its extinction!
160 pages, $14.99, in stores on Nov. 30.

SILENT DRAGON #5
Written by Andy Diggle, art by Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan, cover by Yu.
The Regime springs its ultimate trap to destroy the Yakuza once and for all! But as civil war rages across future Tokyo, Reizo abandons both his Yakuza and Regime masters in a desperate attempt to save his lover from Hideaki's impregnable fortress...
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 30.

THE WINTER MEN #4
Written by Brett Lewis, art and cover by John Paul Leon.
Kris and Nikki uncover more clues about the fabled heroes as they investigate the so-called Boy Scouts and their operation. And could Kris's old team, Red 11, have a connection to the Winter Men? Will the secrets of the Winter Men be revealed?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 9.

ROBOTECH: PRELUDE TO THE SHADOW CHRONICLES #3
Written by Tommy Yune, Jason Waltrip and John Waltrip, art and cover by Omar Dogan and Udon Studios.
The legendary Robotech saga continues! As the SDF-3 undergoes the final stages of its reconstruction at Space Station Liberty, Admiral Rick Hunter himself makes preparations to pursue the treacherous General Edwards. Will Janice and Doctor Lang be able to reverse-engineer the Shadow Technology in time to save the Robotech Expedition? And what of Captain Grant's assault on the Invid Homeworld?
32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Nov. 16.

WILDCATS: NEMESIS #3
Written by Robbie Morrison, art by Talent Caldwell, Horacio Domingues and Matt Banning, cover by Caldwell and Banning.
Nemesis is in a fight to the death with a battalion of Daemonites when unexpected aid arrives...but can they protect themselves and the child Kara simultaneously? And the millennium-old betrayal is at last revealed -- but it's not what anyone expects.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 9.

WRAITHBORN #3
Written by Joe Benitez and Marcia Chen, art and covers by Benitez and Joe Weems.
The Hounds of Brijit have found Melanie, but she doesn't know that she has powers, much less how to use them! How will she escape? Plus, a mysterious stranger shows up, but is he friend or foe?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 16.

ABC A-Z: GREYSHIRT AND COBWEB
Written by Steve Moore and Peter Hogan, art by Melinda Gebbie and Rick Veitch, cover by Terry Dodson.
The second in the ABC A-Z set of books, filled with page after page of material guaranteed to satisfy new and long-time ABC fans everywhere! ABC A-Z: Greyshirt & Cobweb explores the world of Indigo City's man of mystery and revealsthrough the sultry eyes of the enticing adventuress just how steamy crime fighting can be.
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

TOP 10: BEYOND THE FARTHEST PRECINCT #4
Written by Paul Di Filippo, art and cover by Jerry Ordway.
As the Hell Ditch Pilgrim once again materializes high in the skies of Neopolis, terrorizing the populace, Toybox is devastated to learn the truth about her boyfriend. Meanwhile, things heat up for Jack Phantom and Panthalassa.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 16.

SMAX TP
Written by Alan Moore, art by Zander Cannon and Andrew Currie, cover by Cannon.
Collecting the acclaimed 5-issue miniseries written by Alan Moore that featured the return of Top 10's Smax the Dragon Killer! What happens when Jeff Smax and Toybox return to Smax's homeworld? One thing's for sure -- it won't be pretty.
136 pages, $12.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

VERTIGO TITLES

DMZ #1
Written by Brian Wood. art and cover by Wood and Riccardo Burchielli.
A new monthly series about the ultimate embedded war journalist trapped in a most unlikely war zone: the streets of New York City.
In the near future, America's worst nightmare has come true. With military adventurism overseas bogging down the Army and National Guard, the U.S. government mistakenly neglects the very real threat of anti-establishment militias scattered across the 50 states. Like a sleeping giant, Middle America rises up and violently pushes it way to the shining seas, coming to a standstill at the line in the sand -- Manhattan or, as the world now knows it, the DMZ.
Matty Roth, a naïve young man and aspiring photojournalist, lands a dream gig following a veteran war journalist into the heart of the DMZ. Things soon go terribly wrong and Matty finds himself lost and alone in a world he's only seen on television. There, he is faced with a choice: try to find a way off the island, or make his career with an assignment most journalists would kill for. But can he survive in a war zone long enough to report the truth?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 9.

100 BULLETS #66
Written by Brian Azzarello, art by Eduardo Risso, cover by Dave Johnson.
Victor, Lono and Loop keep on truckin' on a road trip in search of revenge. As more members of The Trust are violently eliminated, it's clear that these three are a team not to be messed with. But which one has intentions all his own?
32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Nov. 9.

FABLES #43
Written by Bill Willingham, art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha, cover by James Jean.
Part 2 of the 4-part "Arabian Nights (and Days)." The arrival of the Arabian Nights Fables have plunged Fabletown into a culture clash of dire proportions. Can Prince Charming's secret weapon -- a Fables character we haven't seen in some time -- diffuse the situation before much blood is spilled?
32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Nov. 16.

HELLBLAZER #214
Written by Mike Carey, art by Leonardo Manco, cover by Tim Bradstreet.
Part 1 of the 2-part "R.S.V.P." John Constantine's back in London to see some old friends, only to realize all his friends are dead (or worse). After a less-than-memorable encounter with one of his last living mates, Constantine realizes he has an addiction to the black arts, and sets out to kick his habit. But what does a mysterious "magic convention" have to do with his decision?
32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Nov. 16.

THE FOUNTAIN HC
Written by Darren Aronofsky, adapted by Kent Williams, art and cover by Williams.
Darren Aronofsky proved himself a filmmaker to watch with his provocative debut, Pi. His follow-up, Requiem for a Dream, continued the accolades, receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. His latest accomplishment, however, comes straight to comics in the form of The Fountain, a gorgeously painted, oversized original graphic novel about the timeless truths of life, love and death.
Working with acclaimed painter Kent Williams, The Fountain crisscrosses through three distinct time periods: 1535, during an ancient Mayan war; the present day, following one doctor's desperate search for the cure for cancer; and the far future through the vast exotic reaches of space. Interweaving these three periods, The Fountain follows Tomas -- warrior, doctor, explorer -- as he feverishly tries to beat death and prolong the life of the woman he loves.
A story so grand, one medium couldn't contain it, Aronofsky's feature film version of The Fountain will be released by New Regency and Warner Bros. Pictures, starring Tony Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman (X-Men, Van Helsing, The Boy from Oz) and acclaimed actress Rachel Weisz (Constantine, The Mummy, the upcoming The Constant Gardener). But before he did, the filmmaker wanted The Fountain to be realized the unique storytelling power and artistic beauty of the graphic novel. Together, Aronofsky and Williams deliver what might be considered the ultimate director's cut. This deluxe volume also features an afterword by Aronofsky. A softcover edition will be solicited in conjuction with the film's release.
176 pages, $39.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

THE LOSERS #30
Written by Andy Diggle, art and cover by Jock.
"Endgame" continues as the Losers take the fight to Max's door. Now, after all these years, the Losers are getting their payback against the man who destroyed their lives, but none of them are prepared for Max's greatest secret. Their surprise will cost them dearly...
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 30.

THE LOSERS: CLOSE QUARTERS TP
Written by Andy Diggle, art by Ben Oliver and Jock, cover by Jock
The fourth volume of Vertigos explosive espionage thriller The Losers collecting issues #20-25 of the hit series. An unpleasant but informative reunion with the traitor Roque in the Company-created bank Cayman Credit Internationale then leads them to a cargo ship just off the Azores -- and a discovery that raises the stakes higher than anyone could have guessed.
144 pages, $14.99, in stores on Nov. 9.

LUCIFER #68
Written by Mike Carey, art by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly, cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta.
"Morningstar," Part 5 of 6. The throne of God is shattered, the Silver City has fallen, and Lucifer fights on alone in the wreckage. If there's still a way to save the rest of Creation, then it depends on half-angel Elaine Belloc, who's been summoned before a higher tribunal than she ever imagined possible.
32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Nov. 23.

LOVELESS #2
Written by Brian Azzarello, art and cover by Marcelo Frusin.
The gritty new Western miniseries by the incomparable team of Brian Azzarello and Marcelo Frusin continues. With the gunsmoke from the last issue still lingering in the air, Wes Cutter is once again confronted by those out for his blood. Meanwhile, Wes's wife Ruth slowly comes to terms with her own horrifying past as she desperately clings to the future Wes promises her.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 23.

SWAMP THING #21
Written by Joshua Dysart, art by Enrique Breccia, cover by Eric Powell.
Kicking off a new storyline, "The Bleeding Raconteur," plus the debut of a new cover artist, Eisner-Award winner Eric Powell. In the fallout of the "Healing the Breach" story arc, we return to the Louisiana Bayou to meet William, an irrepressible Cajun storyteller who unwittingly unleashes the nightmarish characters featured in his tales. Once again, it's up to the Swamp Thing to chase them back into folklore, but when he recognizes a familiar face among the myths, he may be reluctant to do so.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

NEIL GAIMAN'S NEVERWHERE #5
Written by Mike Carey, consulting by Neil Gaiman, art and cover by Glenn Fabry.
The Earl sends Richard and Door in search of the Angelus, which could provide the key to the mystery of who murdered Door's family. Their search brings Richard back into London Above, where he meets a familiar face, even if no one there recognizes his. Meanwhile, the Marquis goes solo on a mission that could cost him his life when he saunters into the lair of sardonic assassins Croup and Vandemar.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 30.

Y: THE LAST MAN #39
Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Pia Guerra and José Marzan Jr., cover by Massimo Carnevale.
The startling conclusion to the 3-part "Paper Dolls" storyline! Love is in the air as two cast members make the connection, and Yorick continues his desperate search for his fiancée Beth. But when 355 risks her life to stop a tabloid journalist from exposing Y to the world, could it put the kibosh on cupid?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 9.

Y: THE LAST MAN -- GIRL ON GIRL TP
Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Goran Sudzuka, Pia Guerra and Jose Marzan Jr., cover by Massimo Carnevale.
The saga of Yorick Brown, the last man on Earth, continues in the sixth volume collecting issues #32-36 of the hit Vertigo series. Yorick, Agent 355 and Dr. Mann ship out across the Pacific to Japan in pursuit of Yorick's stolen monkey Ampersand, whose innards may hold the key to mankind's future.
128 pages, $12.99, in stores on Nov. 23.