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Thursday, June 16, 2005


SPAWN #150

Written by Brian Holguin and Todd McFarlane, art by Philip Tan, Angel Medina and Danny Miki, cover by Todd McFarlane, Greg Capullo, Philip Tan and surprise artist.

"Random Patterns," Part Three. The groundbreaking 150th issue of Spawn is here, introducing a new creative team, a new enemy and a dark new beginning for the Hellspawn. #150 features four variant covers from different artists -- including Todd McFarlane, Greg Capullo, Philip Tan -- a double-length story, and added editorial content and pinup art. This incredible issue will change the future of Spawn forever.

48 pages, $4.95, in stores on Sept. 28.


Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by Ben Templesmith.

Detective Richard Fell is transferred over the bridge from the big city to Snowtown, a feral district whose police roster numbers three-and-a-half people (one detective has no legs). Dumped in this collapsing urban trashzone, Richard Fell is starting all over again. In a place where nothing seems to make any sense, Fell clings to the one thing he knows to be true: Everybody's hiding something. Even him.

24 pages, $1.99, in stores on Sept. 7.


Written by Todd Livingston and Robert Tinnell, art and cover by Neil Vokes.

The follow-up graphic novel to the Rondo Award-winning best seller for best horror comic has pilot Jack Shannon and mystic Archie Caldwell held prisoner in the mysterious Castle of Shadows by a scientist who is creating super-soldiers out of apes -- and plans to use our heroes as subjects of an equally monstrous experiment! Also included is an 11-page back-up story of The Wicked West, plus other fun extras!

64 pages, black and white, $6.99, in stores on Sept. 7.


Written by Ovi Nedelcu, art and cover by Ovi Nedelcu.

From the creator of the critically acclaimed comic Pigtale comes his new book, Desene: Sketches & Scibbles. Explore a host of sketches and designs by designer/illustrator Ovi Nedelcu, in their purest form and impulse. These sketches and scribbles are taken directly from both his analog and digital sketchbooks and collected for the first time ever in this new deluxe hardcover book. Also included are Ovi's notes and thoughts as he takes you through some of the processes and techniques involved in his work.

104 pages, $17.99, in stores on Sept. 7.


Written by Raven Gregory, art by Richard Bonk and Sonia Oback, cover by Tyler Kirkham and Sonia Oback.

"The Dragon." Part three of the brand-new story arc that will reveal the answers behind the Ancient One's motives and past. For every right, there is a wrong. For every good, there is an evil. And in the world of The Gift, evil has a name: Lucius Sephar. You are not ready.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 28.


Written by Eric Stephenson, art and cover by Jamie McKelvie.

Alone amidst a crowd of Southern California mods obsessed with scooters, soul and style, nobody takes Ken seriously. He mooches everything from rides to cigarettes to meals -- usually from his best friend, Steve. But that's all about to change. Ken has just met the girl of his dreams. Too bad she only has eyes for Steve. It's going to be a long, hot summer.

96 pages, black and white, $7.99, in stores on Sept. 14.


Written by Jeff Amano, art by Craig Rousseau and Wayne Faucher, colors by Giulia Brusco, cover by Jeff Amano.

The Free Comic Book Day sensation of 2005 is now in one complete graphic novel! Masterless after his Lord falls prey to treachery, samurai Oishi of the 47 Ronin leads his faithful few to vengeance. The time has come to defend their honor and raise their swords one final time.

96 pages, $9.99, in stores on Sept. 14.


Written by Gary Reed, art by Vincent Locke, Guy Davis, Mike Perkins, Philip Xavier, cover by Vincent Locke.

An immortal being who has died 1,000 deaths, Saint Germaine has traversed the paths of mankind for untold years with his companion, Lilith. But Lilith's disappearance and the perils of the modern world direct him to undertake a new quest -- to surrender his immortality.

168 pages, black and white, $14.95, in stores on Sept. 7.


Created and co-plotted by Jim Valentino, written by Jim Keplinger, art by Carlos Rodriguez and Ana Freitas, cover by Carlos Rodriguez and V. Shane Colclough.

"Dead Man Walking." Part one of a two-part crossover that continues in Blacklight #4! The new BlackLight comes to town and she and ShadowHawk face off against Corpse, a man who -- if he canıt kill himself -- is more than willing to kill them! But who is he?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 21.


Created and co-plotted by Jim Valentino, written by Scott Wherle, art and cover by John Toledo and Marc Deering.

"Suffer Not A Corpse To Live." The conclusion to the stunning two-part crossover that began in ShadowHawk #5! Haunted by disturbing dreams, Lina heads to New York to uncover their meaning...although she never expected she'd be teaming up with ShadowHawk to take on the mysterious and deadly Corpse -- a man who seems to have the answers she's looking for.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 28.


Written, illustrated and cover by Bruce Mutard.

What is this thing called art? Does it have value or only a price? Is it interior decoration or the conduit through which the values and meaning of society are communicated?

These questions face Choosy McBride, a gallery manager, and her partner Dmitri, a painter, when they visit remote Northern Queensland to find a mysterious, anonymous artist whose work possesses a power neither has seen before. Choosy is intent on representing him in her gallery and Dmitri, who is in the throes of artist's block, is simply looking for a reason to make art at all. Art, philosophy, God and love are put through the ringer, and Choosy and Dmitri are about to discover that silence speaks loudest.

112 pages, black and white, $11.99, in stores on Sept. 14.


Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Ryan Ottley and Bill Crabtree.

After the hectic events of Invincible, Vol. 4: Head Of The Class, Mark -- aka Invincible ‹ while continuing to deal with the loss of his father, finds himself face to face with piles of villains and the worst conflict of all: teenage love. Collects Invincible #20-24, plus Invincible #0.

176 pages, $14.99, in stores on Sept. 7.


Written by Ivan Brandon and Miles Gunter, art by Andy MacDonald, Alex Maleev, Dave Johnson, Esad Ribic, Bengal and Kelsey Shannon, cover by Andy MacDonald.

Remastered with stunning new colors and effects, NYC Mech, Vol. 1: Letıs Electrify takes science fiction to the streets, with hard-boiled, cyber-noir tales of crime, lust and revenge. Collects NYC Mech #1-6.

152 pages, $14.99, in stores on Sept. 28.


Written, art and cover by Scott Kurtz.

Cole and Brent are locked inside a comic book shop and trapped under a pile of long boxes, Francis prepares to direct the greatest fan-film of all time, the cat tries to take over the world and the entire PvP crew heads to the San Diego Comicon. All that's missing is Don Knotts...and YOU! Yep, it's another collection of the Eisner-nominated comic strip that kicks the funny pages straight in the groin. The yuks never stop comin'. Collects PvP #13-18

144 pages, $11.99, in stores on Sept. 14.


Written by Das Petrou, art and cover by John Watkiss.

Ring of Roses is set in London in the 21st century, but itıs a London we wouldnıt recognize. This is an incredible city. The Church rules England with an iron rod, but has begun to lose its grip on power. Times are tense. Then six high-powered priests are brutally murdered on the Thames. Samuel Waterhouse, a flamboyant barrister is hired to investigate, but soon realizes he is out of his depth. So he hires a hardened criminal, William Barnett, to assist him.

Then things really start to happen. Barnett rams through the delicate web of conspiracy and counter-conspiracy like an express train through a scout troopıs tent.

Meanwhile Bubonic plague breaks out. Thousands are dying. Throughout all this chaos, Waterhouse and Barnett start treading on the toes of the immensely powerful figures behind the scenes.

144 pages, $13.99, in stores on Sept. 21.


Created and co-plotted by Jim Valentino, written by Jim Keplinger, art by Carlos Rodriguez, Albert Puig and Ana Freitas, cover by Carlos Rodriguez and Albert Puig.

The first ShadowHawk trade in a dozen years collects issues 1-4 of the all-new sold-out ShadowHawk series. Also included is The Return of ShadowHawk issue by creator Jim Valentino -- all in one handsome volume. A special character retrospective brings new and old readers alike up-to-date on the revitalization of an Image Icon! Collects ShadowHawk #1-4.

136 pages, $14.95, in stores on Sept. 21.


Art by Joseph Michael Linsner.

Spend a year with the Goddess! Joseph Michael Linsner and Image Comics present Dawn for 2006. 12 brand-new, never-before-seen paintings of everyone's favorite sexy redhead are here to dazzle your eyes, in a 24-page magazine-sized calendar. Unpublished full-color paintings are also accompanied by new sketch art, turning this 8 1/2 " x 11" calendar into a must-have for Linsner fans, pin-up art collectors and Goddess worshippers everywhere.

24 pages, $5.95, in stores on Sept. 7.


Written by Mark Smith, art by Dan Hipp, Mark Englert, Khary Randolph, Sean Galloway and Rick Cortes, cover by Dan Hipp.

"Go, El Campeon, Go!!!" part one. You'd think El Campeon would have it made, being the Supernatural-Mythical-Mexican-Wrestler friend to the Amazing Joy Buzzards. But nothing could be further from the truth when everyday life borders on the surreal. Adventure follows El Campeon wherever he goes, whether he is defending his wrestling belt, or running into an old nemesis in the supermarket, he just can't seem to shake it! Can't a Supernatural-Mythical-Mexican-Wrestler get a break?

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 14.

ANT #2

Written by Mario Gully and Marc Hammond, art and cover by Mario Gully.

Ant has returned and the pressure is on. With Ant surrounded by new enemies, and doubting her own sanity, how can she possibly prevail? With a little help from her friends, of course! Enter: Savage Dragon! As Dragon lends a hand, the mystery of Hannah's little stay in the asylum deepens. Answers always lead to more questions, and this issue is no exception.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 14.


Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Tony Moore and Val Staples.

The stunning conclusion to the first story arc! Will Battle Pope be able to fight his way out of hell in time to save the world? Letıs hope so, for our sake. Reprinting Robert Kirkmanıs first published work, now in stunning full color, with a brand-new cover by original artist Tony Moore and original cover colorist Val Staples.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 28.


Written by Matteo Cassali, art and cover by Guiseppe Camuncoli.

"Opificium Dei,' Part Two. Biblical plagues hit the Big Apple as the Opificium Dei (God's Factory) starts running full steam, filling the streets with chaos and all kinds of critters. All because of an insane man who now calls himself Martyr, a religious fanatic ready to sacrifice the entire population of New York to bring his own deranged brand of Salvation about. And Peace has no intention of being saved.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 14.


Written by Marc Andreyko, art by Greg Scott, cover by Greg Capullo.

"Fathers And Daughters," Part Two. As Sam and Twitch try to unravel who would kill six-year-old starlet Lacey Ann Lyons, the world media watches them. Trying to find out who would brutalize a child is hard enough, but can Twitch overcome the memories of his own murdered daughter and solve this crime?

32 pages, black and white, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 28.


Written by Keith Giffen and Shannon Denton, art by Jean-Jaques Dzialowski, cover by Esad Ribic.

Amid the destructive campaign that is the Battle of the Bulge, a battle rages between the Nazi occupiers of a seemingly deserted village in the French countryside and the American GIs fighting to liberate it. But in the night, a mutual enemy emerges that will unite both armies. What once was a battle for freedom instead turns into a battle for survival, with both sides suffering horrendous casualties as the feeding frenzy begins.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 21.


Written by B. Clay Moore, art and cover by Jason Latour.

Jack finds there were some frightening physical side effects to his horrific ordeal. And the Astronaut explodes.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 28.


Written, art and cover by Jason Armstrong.

Ferro City boils over! Robot detectives, gorilla thugs, French gangsters and Russian mobsters heat things up as Cy Smithe and Kate Weston track her father's killer and the one piece of technology that's the key to the mystery.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 14.


Written by Robert Place Napton and Michael OıHare, art and cover by OıHare.

Zoe and her unlikely companions converge on the train just in time to catch up with Jack Omega and the mysterious item everyone is so desperate to acquire. It's the explosive conclusion to the Flak Riot mini-series.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 7.


Written by Joshua Luna, art and cover by Jonathan Luna.

What's the strangest thing you could ever find in your backyard?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 21.


Written by Joe Casey, art by Tom Scioli, cover by Scioli and Richard Starkings.

Book Four: The Torture Never Stops, A rescue operation goes horribly wrong, and it's up to Commander Adam Archer to save the day! What is the dark secret hidden deep in Discordia's past? And will repressed family strife tear the Archer family apart? Cosmic realization meets emo-core characterization!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept.28.


Written by Mark Sable, art by Paul Azaceta.

Just because everyone at your high school has superpowers doesn't mean they're being trained to be heroes. In this issue, Jonathan discovers just what it is his classmates are being trained for. Will that training save them from a threat only he can stop?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 14.


Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Ryan Ottley and Bill Crabtree.

"A Different World," Part Three. The most climactic and earth-shattering story arc in Invincible history continues! The world around Mark is new and different -- itıs filled with strange beings and infinite dangers -- dangers only he can stop. Could that be the reason he was brought here?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 21.


Written, art and cover by Paul Grist.

Karl Stringer was just a thief until he stole the Claw, a strange metal glove that bonded with his own hand and gave him the power of invisibility! He became the mysterious Super Villain known as The Claw -- until the police caught up with him.

Right now he's called Ben Kurmer, and he's part of Q, the enigmatic investigators of the Question Mark Crimes. Only when he gets caught up in a diamond robbery, he has to decide if he's really a hero or a villain!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 21.


Written by Mike Baron, art and cover by Mike Norton.

This is how the world ends: not with a bang, but with a viscous shrug, like a snake sloughing off its skin. The President has been murdered. The Vice President, Satanıs pawn, has taken control. Only five frail humans stand between humanity and the Great Cleansing. Final issue.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 21.


Written by Jay Faerber, art by Fran Bueno, cover by Gabe Bridwell.

Zephyr Noble was born into a world of luxury. She's never had to want for anything. But after the events in Noble Causes #12, Zephyr has embarked on a new chapter in her life. Sheıs about to find out how the other half lives.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 21.


Written by Arvid Nelson, art by Jim Di Bartolo.

"City of the Dead." Genevieve becomes more deeply entangled in the dangerous game sheıs playing with Julien and the Duke of Lorraine. Julien descends into the blackest depths of the catacombs beneath Paris for a horrific confrontation. And at last, the true identity of the Holy Grail is revealed...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 7.


Written by Rick Remender and Kieron Dwyer, art by Dwyer and Salgood Sam, cover by Dwyer.

This issue marks the spine-tingling conclusion to the seriesı first act. Marco has made peace with his inner demons, coming to terms with who and what he is. Once reunited with his former allies, Marco is forced to make an example of a traitor and bury a loved one. This not-to-be-missed issue answers all the questions youıve been asking throughout the series.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 28.


Written by Fred Van Lente, art and cover by Steve Ellis.

Pyre is Back -- or is he? Learn how to join a super-mob as Cardinal hazes the newbie, Silencers-style: The kid has to take out Killjoy, the most feared super-powered assassin in New York!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 21.


Written by Jason Rand, art and cover by Juan E. Ferreyra.

"Nightingale," Part Three. With the team decimated, Hanley and Kent pick up the pieces and continue the hunt for Cristina alone. Meanwhile, Cristina, questioning her actions, must escape the trap Hanley sets or remain ensnared in a cycle of murder! Fan favorite Owen Young guest-stars as this issue concludes the third arc of the critically acclaimed comic.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 28.


Written by Rick Remender, art and cover by Eric Nguyen.

On the road to the human stronghold known as "Dead Western," Beth and Bloato take respite in an unlikely oasis. They quickly learn this place is considered holy and they are desecrating it. Things can't get much less fun than being captured by members of a religious cult dedicated to strictly following the word of God to the "T." Needless to say, they don't party.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 14.


Written by Robert Kirkman, art by Charlie Adlard, cover by Tony Moore.

Fist fight!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 14.

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Written by Aron Coleite, art by Tone Rodriguez, colored by Val Staples, cover by Rodolfo Migliari.

Itıs summertime. Kids go off to slumber camp to learn, grow and play. However, when 13-year-olds Caleb, Pogue, Reid and Millerıs parents send them to Camp Iwahanee for the summer, it isnıt for bonfires and canoeing. The boys discover theyıre next in line to become the Covenant, the most powerful Warlocks in the world. Unfortunately, 13-year-old boys with unlimited powers are bound to experiment. Four years later, when an evil haunts their old campground, the Covenant fear their childhood mistakes have come backŠto haunt them. From TV's Crossing Jordan writer Aron Coleite and Violent Messiahs artist Tone Rodriguez!

96 pages, $9.99.


Written by Hugh Sterbakov, penciled by Leonard Kirk, inked by Andrew Pepoy, colored by Tyson Wengler, cover by Rodolfo Migliari.

"Introduction to Superpowers 103: Costumes." Quaker, the Amish member of the Freshmen, takes the spotlight as our team faces a major ethical dilemma and their first confrontation with the mysteriously mega-powered Frat Guys. The harrowing result leaves one team member down for the count‹and you'll never guess who it is. Our kids will never be the same again! I know, I know, they always say that‹but this time it's true! At the very least, you gotta tune in to see Wannabe shoot himself in the face with that giant grappling hook, right?

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Joshua Ortega, penciled by Francis Manapul, inked by Kevin Conrad, colored by Brian Buccellato, cover by Manapul.

"Something in the Way," part 2 of 3. The shocking origin of Abigail van Alstine stands revealed! Abby is a smart, attractive 17-year-old high school student ... suddenly plagued by the Dark Age demon known as Mali. Now that Mail is returned to our plane, what can Abby do to prevent him from killing her family and friends?

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Ron Marz, penciled by Mike Choi, inked by Sal Regla, cover by Terry Dodson.

"Fugitive," part 2 of 3. There's a monster on the loose in Manhattan, and NYPD cop Sara Pezzini and the federal agents assigned to the case are running a step behind. That's all about to change as they corner their deadly quarry, but shocking revelations await Sara as she learns that not all monsters wear inhuman faces. Sara will need the power of the Witchblade and all her skills as a detective in order to tell friend from foe and have a chance at survival! The countdown to Witchbladeıs massive 10th anniversary continue...a mere two months away!

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Fiona Avery, penciled by Staz Johnson, inked by Wayne Faucher, colored by Steve Firchow.

Lionel Zerb struggles with the weight of the psychic world as he tries to determine what the vortex within the House on Stansbury Lane really wants from him or from anyone, dead or alive. When he finally makes contact, Lionel is asked by a dark entity within the vortex to sacrifice the only thing he has ever loved. Will Lionel give up his happiness in exchange for someone else's greater destiny?

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by David Wohl, penciled by Martin Montierl, colored by Sonia Oback, cover by Dale Keown.

"All in the Family," part 2 of 3. The Angelus, the Darknessı oldest and most deadly nemesis, continues in her quest to kill Jackie Estacado. But the tables are turned when she runs head-up into...the Magdalena! Plus, the return of another woman Jackie Estacado thought he'd seen the last of -- Appolonia Franchetti!

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Troy Hickman, penciled by Wilson Tortosa, cover by Rodolfo Migliari.

"Smoke and Mirrors," part 2 of 3.The Circle of Thorns draws ever closer to bringing a demon to earth, ending the age of man forever, and even the Freedom Phalanx may be helpless to stop them! Eisner-nominated writer Troy Hickman (Common Grounds) once again shows us the human within the superhuman, and artistic talent Wilson Tortosa makes all the drama, comedy, and action leap off the page!

32 pages, $2.99.

Team Caliber Mark Martin '05 Batman Begins #6 Taurus, 1:24 PitStop

Team Caliber Mark Martin '05 Batman Begins #6 Taurus, 1:24 PitStop

Everyone will know that you are a die-hard fan when they see this Batman Begins 2005 Batman Begins #6 PitStop Series Ford Taurus from Team Caliber(r) displayed in your home or office. This 1:24 scale die-cast car is produced in limited quantities and features an opening hood, clear windows, a detailed interior, and soft rubber tires. The officially licensed die-cast car is designed with highly detailed tampo-printed graphics.

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