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Thursday, July 21, 2005



Written by Todd McFarlane and others, art and cover by McFarlane.

Witness the power of pure McFarlane with this essential collection Out of print for 10 years! It all started in 1992! Todd McFarlane's smash hit Spawn. What? Don't have those first issues? Oh, yeah... They've been out of print for 10 years! Well, here they are in a brand new collection -- bigger and badder than ever! This collection includes Spawn issues 1-10 featuring the pulse-pounding art of the master himself, Todd McFarlane. As the Spawn regular series picks up heat and the new Spawn animated movie comes out, fans will be clamoring for this collection! Collects issues 1-10.

240 pages, $19.95 TP, $29.95 HC, in stores on Oct. 26.


Written by Rick Remender, art by Tony Moore and Sean Parsons, colors by Lee Loughridge, cover by Tony Moore and Rick Remender.

The Fear Agents are no more. Once known throughout the universe for driving three invading alien races from Earth, they stood as a testament to the strength of the human spirit. Now, Heath Huston drunkenly scuttles across the galaxy as an alien exterminator -- the last of their ranks. Combining the aesthetic elements of all three of the genres that made EC comics the high water mark of sequential storytelling -- science fiction, war, and horror -- Heath's adventures take readers on monthly jaunts to brave new worlds overrun by jellyfish brains, wild ape-men and rickety robots bent on intergalactic domination.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 12.


Written by Mark Smith, art by Dan Hipp, wraparound cover by Dan Hipp.

"Here Come The Spiders," Part One. It's a race against the clock as Internationally famous race-car driver Stevo Vargas races towards Monaco and his doom as a group of Supernatural-Mod-Hipsters plan to put the breaks on our hero! Will Stevo survive the dangers and pitfalls that await him around every turn?

32 pages, black and white, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 19.


Written by Jai Nitz, art and cover by Kevin Sharpe.

"Spring." Jessica Suddreth was a normal high school freshman until she was magically transported to the fairytale world of Asamondo. Once there she trains to be a Spell Sword, a mystical warrior, to lead the peasants against the tyrannical King Elian. The good news is she's the best Spell Sword ever. The bad news is she still has all the emotions and insecurities of a 14-year-old girl and her training includes chopping wood and washing clothes for the peasants. Now, high school doesn't seem so bad. Will she stay in Asamando and work through the hard knocks, or will the comforts of her old life call her home?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 5.


Art by Arthur Suydam.

From renowned artist, Arthur Suydam, 10 plates ready for framing featuring his illustrative work on Death Dealer, the Swamp Witch and the landscape of a brutal age. Large 11x17 sheets housed in their own slipcase envelope showcase this vibrant and evocative art as never before, while giving insight into the persona of one of Suydam's most popular barbarian subjects. The art practically jumps off the page. The first plate is signed and numbered by the artist, making this the perfect compliment to your barbarian in literature displays.

10 plates, black and white, $38.99, in stores on Oct. 12.


Limited, Signed and Numbered Edition, signed by Michael Golden. One of comics' most elusive yet influential artists, Michael Golden has inspired fans and pros alike and his artwork is among the most coveted on the original art market today. Heroes and Villains is a rare chance to own copies of both obscure and renowned masterpieces by this mad genius of detail and design ‹ in a large magazine- sized format. And as if that's not enough, this oversized treasury also features an ultra- rare interview with the artist himself as he talks about his own influences and artistic journey in comic books and beyond.

64 pages, black and white, $16.99, in stores on Oct. 12.


Written by Steve Niles and Nikki Niles, art and cover by Ben Roman.

Darla has a new friend ­ someone to listen to her, someone who understands. The only problem is that Darla's new buddy isn't human at all...or even alive. Darla's new friend is a tombstone. Join us on a quirky, nightmarish romp full of fun and scares in the style and tradition of Tim Burton's The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy.

32 pages, $9.99, in stores on Oct. 5.


Written by Joseph Michael Linsner, art and cover by Linsner.

Back in print, Joseph Michael Linsner is proud to present Lucifer's Halo -- the first Dawn graphic novel! Featuring 208 pages of glorious full-color painted art, Lucifer's Halo tells the post-apocaplyptic tale of New York mercenary, Darrian Ashoka. Darrian catches a glimpse of a mysterious redhead during a bloody battle in Times Square, and his life is turned upside-down. Darrian's quest to find Dawn takes him to the heights of Heaven, the deepest pits of Hell and everywhere in-between. Is it harder to fight angels, demons or yourself? This deluxe repackaging features unpublished art and an introduction by the author. Collects Dawn: Lucifer's Halo #1-4.

208 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 19.


Written by Joseph Michael Linsner, art and cover by Linsner.

At last! Back in print for the first time in seven years, the Lucifer's Halo Supplemental Book features everything you ever wanted to know about the creation of Linsner's landmark graphic novel. Featuring a Director's Commentary-style interview and tons of rare artwork only available in this volume -- including all of Linsner 's black and white line artwork for the book. First offered as part of a limited edition, there were originally only 1,000 copies of this book. Now all Linsner fans, new and old, can enjoy this behind-the-scenes peek at the artist at work.

208 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on Oct. 19.


Written by B. Clay Moore, art by Jeremy Haun and Ande Parks, cover by Jeremy Haun and Dave Bryant

It's 1944, and the first gathering of super-powered heroes may very well be the last. What happens when the government assembles a new breed of super-powered beings at the height of war? Who lives? Who dies? And what exactly does the government have planned for the "heroes"? Battle Hymn: Farewell To The First Golden Age answers these questions with this beautiful collection of the sold-out acclaimed miniseries. Also including original character designs and concepts, background information and much more! Collects Battle Hymn #1-5.

152 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 19.


Written by Jeff Amano and Ivan Brandon, art by Mike Hawthorne and Rick Remender, colors by Giulia Bruscom cover by David Mack.

Featuring a brand new David Mack cover, Beckett's controversial first series is finally collected into one massive volume. Chinatown has been overwhelmed by vicious biker gangs. One man is chosen to lead his people to freedom, but the price of victory is more costly than blood and darker than war. Includes a cover gallery as well as behind-the-scenes info with the creators.

224 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 12.


Written by Erik Larsen, art and cover by Larsen.

Following his resurrection, Dragon's life is on the upswing. As a matter of fact, ol' Finhead is in love and set to get hitched -- until tragety strikes on his wedding day! But is everything as it seems? Find out in the storyline many consider a highlight on Erik Larsen's continuing run on Savage Dragon.

152 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 5.


Written by Robert Kirkman, cover by Cliff Rathburn.

The complete, unedited, scripts for the sold-out first six issues of The Walking Dead. If you think the issues were wordy -- just wait until you see what they look like without pictures! See what changed, see what stayed the same -- see completely different lines of dialogue that were later improved.

40 pages, black and white, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 5.


By Eric Shanower.

The latest battle is over. Time to dispose of the dead. Bury 'em? Or burn 'em? That's the controversy. Meanwhile, the omens start piling up -- a disfigured child, a venemous snake, one hundred bulls sacrificed on the altar of Herakles. And Agamemnon's getting his panties in a twist all over again because the gods have chosen Palamedes to lead a victory ceremony.

32 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 5.

ANT #3

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

Ant is in desperate pursuit of the man that may hold the key to her misplaced memory. All is not as it seems, though, as Hannah, fresh out of one fight, runs headlong into one of the greatest forces she has ever known: Spawn! He has the power to unlock the secrets of her mind, and she will stop at nothing to get it.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 12.


Written by Phil Hester, art and cover by John McCrea.

"Incarnate," Part Four: "Sacrifice." Sharpe and Nguyen face the horrifying reality that our world is being invaded by the restless spirits of the dead. The only thing capable of stopping this ghostly army is a doomsday device so terrible even the defense department has tried to destroy it. Sharpe doesn't share their compunctions, but will he be able to use it if it means the death of those closest to him?

32 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 26.


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

This issue wraps up loose ends for the first story-arc and sets the stage for things to come. Just wait until you see the things Pope has to live through in this issue. Reprinting Robert Kirkman's 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 Oct. 26.


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

"Opigicium Dei," conclusion. It's the end and it's live on TV! Cameras roll as Bone and Peace face the disgusting menace of the man known as Martyr, but the final showdown between the man who wants to save New York City from damnation and the two lovers will take an unexpected turn. Bone (and millions of viewers worldwide) witness the shocking effects Martyr's salvation.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 12.


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

"FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS,² Part Three The mystery of who murdered child starlet Lacey Ann Lyons takes more unexpected twists with the discovery of a ransom note and the disturbing findings of the coroner. Already shaken by the brutality of the case and the memories of his own murdered child, will Twitch be able to make it through this one with his sanity intact?

32 pages, black and white, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 26.


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

Detective Richard Fell, transferred over the bridge from the big city to the collapsing district of Snowtown, is still trying to make sense of his new life; juggling the awkward beginnings of a new relationship with the complications of a murder method new to him. Someone in Snowtown is killing pregnant women and stealing their foetuses... Each issue of Fiell is a self-contained story, like any episode of Law and Order.

24 pages, $1.99, in stores on Oct. 5.


Written by Jason Armstrong, art and cover by Armstrong.

As the Medusa Key spreads its electronic influence, a new twist is tossed into the search for a killer. Smithe and Weston confront the steel handed crime kingpin known as the Hurrah Maharaj!

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.


By Bob Burden.

For Flaming Carrot, getting the ghost to come is easy. Getting them to leave is the hard part. But then, what if it's a very curvaceous, sexy ghost? Also -- a very special short Halloween you will never forget.

32 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 5.


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

A disturbing discovery turns a bad day into a full-blown nightmare, pushing the people of Pennystown over the edge. Can things possibly get any worse? Of course.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.


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

Book Five: Combat Rock. The all-out, no holds barred confrontation with Discordia -- as the lives of Adam's sister and the all-American superhero, Crashman, hang in the balance. But when Adam sees an unexpected vision, will he be able to remain focused on the mission at hand? The cosmic superhero epic of our time continues!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.


Written by Mark Sable, art and cover by Paul Azaceta.

Just because everyone at your high school has superpowers doesn't mean they are 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 Oct. 5.


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

"A Diffentent World," Part Four. Invincible continues in the biggest fight of his life. Entire worlds are at stake and Invincible has the lives of millions resting on his shoulders. In this issue: Things take a turn for the worst.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.


Written by Chuck Dionx, art by Sergio Cariello, cover by Flint Henry.

Rammsteiger and Meier are brought in for questioning as the SS steps up the investigation following the devastation at Tempelhof Airfield, but Tannhauser and Vols are determined to discover the identity and arrest the Iron Ghost before the SS can get their hands on him. The story continues to heat up as both Berlin and the Iron Ghost are attacked on two different fronts.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 5.


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

Frost has always been a bit of a rogue, but when he gets tangled up in the Blackthorne family's latest criminal endeavor, has he finally gotten in over his head? Or could it be he has the Blackthornes right where he wants them?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 19.


Written by Miles Gunter and Ivan Brandon, art by Andy MacDonald, cover by Eric Canete.

Quentin's in love, but he's headed for a world of pain to match. In perfect Meach fashion, euphoria turns to tragedy and all of it to crime as we build towards a violent climax to Beat Love.

October 5 €32 pg € FC € $2.99

PvP #20

Written and art by Scott Kurtz, cover by David Finch.

After the devastating destruction of the original PvP staff, just what sort of threat to the world could persuade Cole to assemble an all-new team? And after the events of PvP: Disassembled, who could possibly be on this team? How does Spawn, Savage Dragon, Invincible and Shadowhawk sound? Get ready for the first of a proposed 500-issue run that signals an all-new era.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.


Written by Rick Remender and Kieron Dwyer, art and cover by Paul Harmon.

Janine must face the real, human consequences of her need to consume human blood. Still reeling from the recent deaths around her, she must chose between suicide and eternally perpetuating her own life at the expense of others.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.


Written by Scott Wherle, plotted by Jim Valention, art and cover by Carlos Rodriguez and Marc Deering.

"Suffer Not A Corpse to Live." Part Two of the two-part Shadowhawk/Blacklight team-up as the two new heroes come face-to-face with the living zombie, Corpse, and learn a few new things about their own powers! New writer Scott Wherle takes the reins in a team-up that actually matters, as it helps define both characters' personalities and powers!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

SPAWN #151

Written by David Hine, art by Philip Tan and Danny Miki, cover by Tan.

Spawn was created to lead the armies of Hell in the war of Armageddon. The only catch is Spawn wants nothing to do with Hell ­ or Heaven for that matter. Disfigured, homeless and alone, this warrior wanders the shadowy alleys of the world in search of his place in the scheme of things.

"The Beginning of the End..." That is, the beginning of the end for the world and everyone in it... We're talkin' Old Testament, baby!!! Spawn stands face-to-face with all the villains from his past, but waitŠsome of them are deadŠaren't they? What can it all mean? Tune into the beginning of what is destined to be one of the most memorable Spawn stories in years!

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 26.


Written by J. M. DeMatteis, art and cover by Mike Ploog.

After a harrowing journey through an enchanted book, Cody, Alana, K.M. and Nathaniel emerge into a world where everyone and everything they've known is gone: Their families have vanished and their neighborhood has been transformed into a primeval forest of deep magic‹and deadly danger. With the Woman and her followers on their trail, the kids seek hope in the form of the mysterious Stardust Kid. But does he truly exist? And can he possibly help them?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 26.


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

Separated from Bloato and imprisoned within the human stronghold known as Dead Western, Bethany breaks down. With time to reflect on her journey she discovers her real motivation in reaching Heaven isn't escape or solace. What Bethany demands from God is edification and closure.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 12.


written by Robert Kirkman, art by Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn, cover by Tony Moore.

Something has happened to drive Rick over the edge. There's no turning back now as we reach the two-year mark on the zombie movie that never ends. Join the thousands of readers already enjoying this book as we ask, ³Where do we go from here?² And trust us -- this is only the beginning.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99.


Written by Andrew Stephenson, art and cover by Trevor Goring.

"With the Hollow Crown," plus "Pragman." And finally: Answers (and insights and lies). Deaths (past, present, probable). Unexpected help. A compulsory gift. Betrayals. An outcome.

56 pages, black and white, $6.99, in stores on Oct. 19.



You're back in school. You need folders, man! Be the most stylin' cat in Biology 101 with Top Cow's "Back to School" two-pocket portfolio folders, featuring jam art from Marc Silvestri and all Top Cow's top artists!

Five folders, $9.99.


Recent surveys show that Top Cow kicks Hallmark's ass. So this holiday season, greet in style with Top Cow's very own holiday cards! These postcard-style babies ring in the season with Top Cow cheer and jam art from the whole Cow studio!

10 cards $4.99

V.I.C.E #1

Written by Aron Coleite, art by Tyler Kirkham and Matt Banning, colored by John Starr, covers by Kirkham, Marc Silvestri and Joe Benitze.

Hit TV writer Aron Coleite (Crossing Jordan) jumps to comics and Top Cow along with fan-favorite penciler Tyler Kirkham (Darkness/Superman) to launch a blistering new ongoing series! The Violent Incident Control Enforcement branch of the FBI‹ V.I.C.E.‹are bad men sent in to do even worse jobs. When domestic terrorism strikes the U.S., the V.I.C.E. bring the bad guys to justice, using methods sometimes even worse than the villains. Unapologetic drama in a world where there are no black-and-white decisions creates what will undoubtedly be the most talked-about series of 2005!

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Mark Waid, penciled by Marc Silvestri, inked by Joe B. Weems V, colored by Steve Firchow, cover by Silvestri.

The initial Hunter-Killer storyarc whipsaws towards its shocking conclusion as Ellis finally sees behind the curtain: Who's REALLY been running the U.S. government for the last 40 years? What IS the Hunter-Killer program set up to do? Is Samantha turning Ellis into a hero--or a remorseless killing machine? Mystery, intrigue and slam-bang action come fast and furious from the stellar creative team of Waid and Silvestri! And next month, wouldja believe...a variant cover by Jim Lee (All-Star Batman and Robin) on Hunter-Killer #7? 'Tis true!

32 pages, $2.99.


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

"Fugitive," Part 3 of 3. The monster running amok in New York City has been cornered, but that's only the beginning as the "Fugitive" arc roars to its unexpected conclusion! The staggering revelations of last issue force NYPD detectives Sara Pezzini and Patrick Gleason to decide who's an enemy and who's an ally...and the wrong decision could cost them their lives! Everything points toward next month's Witchblade 10th Anniversary celebration, featuring the most important Witchblade story ever, and a murderer's row of artistic superstars!

32 pages, $2.99.


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

"Something in the Way." Part 3 of 3. The Church of Mali has set its sights on 17-year-old Abigail van Alstine. But do they want her dead or alive? A mysterious mage appears at the Church in search of the demon Mali, but is he friend or foe? And will Abby survive their encounter in the Garden of the Gods? The dramatic conclusion to the first arc of this hot new mystical ongoing series!

32 pages, $2.99.


Art by Marc Silvestri, Rodolfo Migliari, J.G. Jones, Joseph Michael Linsner and more, cover by Migliari.

Freshmen, the new hit series from co-creators Seth Green and Hugh Sterbakov, is taking the world by storm! Now you can figure out who's who on the Freese College campus with The Freshmen Yearbook! In the pulse-pounding style of The Wanted Dossier, the entire ensemble cast of Freshmen comes to live through fascinating writeups and new illustrations by a dozen of comics' greatest artists, including Marc Silvestri (New X-Men), J.G. Jones (Wanted), Joseph Michael Linsner (Dawn) and more! (And watch out next month for Freshmen #4!)

32 pages, $2.99.


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

"All in the Family," pt. 3 of 3 This is it--the Darkness takes on its ancient enemy, the Angelus, in a battle where only one will survive! But whose side is the Magdalena on? The shocking answer to that question will determine who lives...and who dies.

32 pages, $2.99.


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

Manticore, Sister Psyche, and the rest of the Freedom Phalanx are powerless to stop a demon from conquering our plane of existence. Is this the end of Paragon City? Of everything? Even we're not sure! Troy Hickman, creator of the Eisner-nominated Common Grounds, brings you a superhero story like nothing you've seen before!

32 pages, $2.99.


By J.G. Jones.

Our find is your gain! The warehouse unearthed extra copies of J.G. Jones' Wanted poster, featuring Wesley Gibson, The Killer, from the smash-hit series written by Mark Millar (The Ultimates)! Grab one now before they're gone forever!

24 inches by 36 inches, price TBA. Full color 24x36 inches poster please inquire for pricing

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