Monday, June 21, 2004
DEVIL'S DUE PUBLISHING FOR SEPTEMBER
Following are Devil's Due Publishing's solicitations for September, with information coming from the publisher:
ARMY OF DARKNESS: ASHES 2 ASHES #3
By Andy Hartnell, Nick Bradshaw and Etienne St-Laurent.
In this issue, the adventure really begins to heat up -- literally -- as Ash and the Wise Man, with Necronomicon in (severed) hand, must cross the desert wastelands of sunny Egypt in the hopes of thwarting The Book of the Dead's plans to plunge the world into darkness! But, the Necronomicon proves it still has a few tricks up its "sleeve" when Ash's severed hand joins with an ancient mummy to become Evil Egyptian Ash. Also in this issue: the return of Sheila, Arthur and Henry The Red. And, the death of a beloved character! Featuring four covers (shipped in equal quantities) by Nick Bradshaw, Aaron Lopresti, Michael Avon Oeming and another photo cover from the movie that inspired this series.
32 pages, $2.99.
By Jim Starlin.
What has young Ray Torres gotten himself into? Just last night, he was minding his own business, planning to jump off of the roof of the orphanage where he lives... and now he's got the voice of a dead super-hero from a distant planet - a hero called the "Dark Paladin" - in his head! This Dark Paladin says he's charged with the responsibility of preparing Ray to become the next Cosmic Guardian, sworn to protect the galaxy from the Genociders, an evil space-armada whose sole purpose is the destruction of the universe! Ray isn't sure he even believes any of this, but if he hopes to save his fellow orphans from a black market organ-stealing scheme, he may have to start! Cardstock cover by Starlin.
32 pages, $2.99.
G.I. JOE #34
By Brandon Jerwa and Tim Seeley, cover by Seeley.
"Bad Moon Rising," part 1 of 2. Cobra Commander has been dealt with, but no one is celebrating. Tragedy has cast a dark shadow over the G.I. Joe team, and the command structure is straining from the pressure. While Duke and General Colton face down the Jugglers, Cobra regroups with a new agenda and a broader power base, thanks to their recent "acquisition" of new troops. Meanwhile, a team of Joes descend on a quiet town in Colorado, only to find betrayal behind every door... and in their own ranks! This two-part story features the debut of Blackout and the battle you just knew was coming... Snake-Eyes vs. Wraith. Cover
32 pages, $2.95.
By John Ney Rieber and Javier Saltares, cover by Joe Benitez and Joe Weems.
"Allegiance." Snake Eyes leads a Cobra raid on The Pit -- G.I. Joe headquarters. Shattered by recent events, has the silent commando bought into the Cobra Revolution - or is there a darker, more personal motive behind his seeming betrayal of the Joes? And when his rival Duke's fate balances on the edge of his blade, where will the shadow warrior decide his ultimate allegiance lies? Cover by Joe Benitez and Joe Weems.
32 pages, $2.95.
By Josh Blaylock, Brandon Jerwa, Brandon Badeaux and Tim Seeley, cover by Seeley.
Since the day Cobra Commander re-organized his forces, prompting the G.I. Joe team back into action, he's met resistance within his own ranks. All the while, though, a third party was lurking in the shadows, waiting for the right moment to strike -- Serpentor, the ex-Cobra Emperor -- genetically-engineered from the world's greatest, most ruthless conquerors, and an enemy to both G.I. Joe and Cobra! He's formed his own army from Cobra forces left behind by the Commander years ago -- The Coil! Serpentor returns in this collection of G.I. Joe #16 and #22-25, in an epic battle that spans from the days before G.I. Joe's re-instatement to their biggest melee to date. And in the end, Cobra Commander and Serpentor battle to determine who is the most ruthless leader of Cobra.
112 pages, $12.95.
G.I. JOE vs. the TRANSFORMERS VOL. II #1
By Dan Jolley, E.J. Su and Tim Seeley; covers by Su, Seeley and Micahel Ryan.
Two Worlds at War... One threatened by the terrorist organization Cobra. One torn apart by the war of the sentient androids known as Decepticons. Now, these two forces will initiate a conflict that could engulf the past, present, and future of both worlds! Only the anti-terrorist squad called G.I. Joe and the rebel Autobots stand in the way of the utter annihilation of Earth and Cybertron.
48 pages, $4.95.
By Jacob Lee, Andrew Dabb, Kano Kang and Zack Suh, covers by Kang, Suh and Hyung-Tae Kim.
When a mysterious explosion rocks a top secret research facility devoted to the study of Pulses, the authorities are quick to seal off the area and call Phobia. The team is ordered to detonate a low-level nuclear bomb inside the lab -- but they aren't told why. With satellite surveillance blocked and communication lines down, Phobia can't be sure what they're about to walk into, or how many of them will survive.
32 pages, $2.95.
STREET FIGHTER #11
By Ken Siu-Chong, Lee, Tsang and UDON.
Chun-Li says goodbye to Gen and Fei-Long to pursue Shadaloo's operations. However, she does not foresee her mission leading to her crossing paths with the very woman who was responsible for her father's death: Cammy! How will Chun-Li react to meeting her father's murderer, even if Cammy has no recollection of the crimes she had committed during the life she once lived? Find out in "Chun-Li vs. Cammy II!" Plus, artist extraordinaire Josh Middleton brings his amazing talents to a story illustrating the first fateful meeting between Cammy and Rose.
32 pages, $2.95, (Power Foil, $12.95).
By Dan Jolley, EJ Su and Clint Hilinski, cover by Ben Dunn.
Betrayed by one of their own, the Voltron team find themselves fighting alongside a sworn enemy -- against the most powerful Drule fleet in the galaxy! Meanwhile, Haggar discovers a secret that may shatter her fragile alliance with Merla.
32 pages, $2.95.
By Dan Jolley, EJ Su and Clint Hilinski.
In the far future, the Earth-centered Galactic Alliance and the vast, alien Drule Supremacy are locked in an interstellar cold war. The discovery of an ancient war machine on a distant planet was supposed to tip the balance... but now the five explorers from Earth who found it have sworn allegiance to Planet Arus and to Voltron, the half-science, half-sorcery robotic titan who protects it. But when the Alliance takes matters into its own hands -- first raiding Arus and stealing Voltron, then trying to replicate him for their military - the five members of the Voltron Force have no choice but to travel to Earth and reclaim what is theirs. Cover by EJ Su.
128 pages, $11.95.
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