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Tuesday, August 2, 2005

IDW PUBLISHING FOR NOVEMBER

MAZE AGENCY #1

Written by Mike W. Barr, art and cover by Ariell Padilla.

Fandom's favorite‹and Eisner- and Harvey Award-nominated‹detective comic‹returns with this all-new miniseries written by series creator Mike W. Barr! Join New York's prettiest private eye, Jennifer Mays, and true-crime writer Gabriel Webb as they juggle romance and crime detection! In this debut issue of "The Crimes, They Are a'Changin'," the release from prison of a 1960s radical is the springboard for a series of murders that were born in that turbulent decade‹and reach their climax nearly forty years later!

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL: OLD FRIENDS #1 1

Written by Jeff Mariotte, art by David Messina, covers by Messina, Neil Vokes and others.

Joss Whedon's classic character returns for his next all-new adventure! When a strangely familiar, seemingly vampiric figure is spotted killing victims in Los Angeles, Angel, alone in semi-retired retreat while he figures out what's next for him, is lured back to the city to put a stop to the string of slayings. The case will reunite the vampire with a soul with old friends and old enemies­but it's impossible to tell which is which! Written by Angel novelist and comics writer Jeff Mariotte with full art and colors once again provided by David Messina. If you've been waiting to see Angel's supporting cast join him on a new comic book adventure, this one's for you. This debut issue also features variant covers from TBD.

32 pages, $3.99.

LAND OF THE DEAD #4

Written by Chris Ryall, art by Gabriel Rodriguez, cover by Chris Bolton.

IDW's special adaptation of George Romero's latest zombie blockbuster continues here!. The zombies walkŠ and this time, they're walking with a purpose. What does this mean for the residents of the ultra-modern residence, Fiddler's Green? Even more, what does it mean for Riley and the others who aren't shielded by its protective walls? Featuring a cover by Chris Bolton, as well as a special variant photo cover. Note: Covers will be shipped in a 1 to 1 ratio.

32 pages, $3.99.

NIGHT MARY #5

Written by Rick Remender, art by Kieron Dwyer.

Sedated and trapped in her own mind, Mary finds the Nightmare Man, David Prince, waiting for her. David chases her through her own mind as he force-feeds her the true story of her father's involvement in all of her recent misfortunes. Across the country, Prof. Specter enters the hidden mountain lab where David Prince's sleeping body is kept. However within the installation, the professor is confronted by something much worse. The shocking series finale!

32 pages, $3.99.

CSI NY #5

Written by Max Allan Collins, art by J.K. Woodward, Steven Perkins.

In this exciting conclusive issue, Mac Taylor's CSI team breaks the Cayman murder investigation wide open. An ill-advised document of a forbidden encounter sheds light on the real killer in a shocking turn of events. Based on the smash-hit CBS series.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE KEEP #3

Written by F. Paul Wilson, art and cover by Matthew Smith.

F. Paul Wilson continues the adaptation of his own novel with the third part of the mini-series, "He Fears the Cross." Outside the keep, the arrival of a mysterious stranger carrying a long, flat case brings the last of the players onstage. Inside, the inhabitant of the keep reveals himself to Professor Cuza and begins a subtle, systematic dismantling of the old man's beliefs and values. But to what purpose? The eerie mood of the story is solidified with the art of Mathew Smith.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE MAZE AGENCY, VOL. 1

Written by Mike Barr, art by Adam Hughes, Rick Magyar.

Represented for the first time since their original publication, The Maze Agency, Vol. 1 collects writer Mike W. Barr's first adventures of private eye Jennifer Mays and her boyfriend, true-crime writer and amateur sleuth Gabriel Webb. Their expanding relationship plays a backdrop to the cases they investigate, all of them whodunits that the reader can solve along with Jen and Gabe‹if you're quick enough! This is the Eisner-nominated series that brought artist Adam Hughes to the attention of comics fandom, inked by comics vet Rick Magyar.

156 pages, $24.99.

SMOKE TPB

Written by Alex de Campi, art by Igor Kordey.

In a futuristic London run by a government both morally and financially bankrupt, an ex-soldier-turned-government-assassin must contend with a crisis in London, an unusual terrorist group and their even more unusual demands, and a vindictive ex-girlfriend, even as he tries to rebuild his own shattered life. A violent, blackly comic thriller.

156 pages, $24.99.

DAMPYR #7: FROM THE DARKNESS

Written by Mauro Boselli and Maurizio Colombo, art by Nicola Genzianella, cover by Ashley Wood.

Pretending to be a Professor of Vampirism, Harlan Draka investigates the mysterious and brutal deaths of several female college students. Certain that the killer is a Master of the Night, Harlan must figure out exactly who he is before the monster finds the Spell Book from the Darkness, an ancient book of magic that grants power beyond imagination. But when the bloody bodies start piling up, Harlan realizes he may be too late. Find out what happens in this truly harrowing, bone-chilling tale.

96 pages, black and white, $7.99.

JON SABLE, FREELANCE: BLOODTRAIL #6

Written and art by Mike Grell.

The conclusion to creator Mike Grell's longest and greatest Jon Sable, Freelance story ever! And all Sable has to do is save the Ambassador's life, rescue his own girlfriend from the bad guys, stop a mob war that has already gone postal, and halt a leopard on the prowl in Central Park‹without getting himself snuffed in the process! Did you ever have a really bad day? Discover how Jon Sable gets out of this one‹if he does‹in the sixth and concluding chapter of Jon Sable, Freelance: Bloodtrail!

32 pages, $3.99.

METAL GEAR SOLID: SONS OF LIBERTY #2

Written by Alex Garner, art and cover by Ashley Wood.

The new Metal Gear Solid adventure continues, featuring Ashely Wood's usual eye-popping artwork, as we are taken deep inside the shadowy world of stealth, espionage, and double dealings that have become the hallmark of this series. Based on Konami's smash-hit videogame! This issue features two special covers from interior artist Wood! Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

32 pages, $3.99.

SHADOWPLAY #3

Written by Amber Benson and Christina Z, art and cover by Ben Templesmith and Ashley Wood.

The horrific tales of bloodlust continue with the third installment of the vampire double feature. Amber Benson and Ben Templesmith continue with Pinwheel's confrontation with the clan of vampire street children in "Demon Father John's Pinwheel Blues, Part 3." In "Shunt, Part 3," Christina Z and Ashley Wood prolong Heather Majest's nightmare as she searches for escape from the vampire run slavering. Each issue will feature two covers, one by Wood and one by Templesmith. Note: Covers will be shipped in a 1 to 1 ratio.

32 pages, $3.99.

SWALLOW BOOK TWO

By Ashley Wood and various.

It's still about the pictures! Presenting the second edition of a magazine devoted to modern illustration and the artists that produce it. Featuring the biggest names in modern illustration, as assembled by designer/overlord Ashley Wood and amazing illustrators you need to discover! This second volume features work by Kent Williams, Ashley Wood, David Choe, Rica, Laurie and many others...

200 pages, $30.

CHICANOS #1

Written by Carlos Trillo, art and cover by Eduardo Risso.

The smash European series Chicanos arrives on these shores with this first issue of an ongoing series recounting the misadventures of A.Y. Jalisco, Private Detective. Penned by Carlos Trillo and featuring art by fan favorite Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets), Chicanos follows Jalisco, an unattractive, short Mexican woman who follows her dream of becoming a private eye in the U.S. while trying to stay one step ahead of the bad luck which inevitably follows her. Gripping, compelling action!

32 pages, black and white, $3.99.

EASY WAY TPB

Written by Christopher Long, art by Andy Kuhn.

Writer Christopher Long conceived this crime tale during a stint in rehab. The first issue of this harrowing new miniseries follows Duncan, a desperate man at a drug rehabilitation center who becomes the reluctant participant in a harebrained scheme involving himself, three of his roommates from rehab, and a drug-sniffing dog. The dog sniffs out drug-filled storage units that the team can then rip off. Everything goes as planned until a deranged drug trafficker finds his storage unit empty and goes looking for his merchandiseŠ and the men who took it. Featuring special duotone art from Andy Kuhn.

140 pages, $17.99.

KARNEY TPB

Written by Bryan Johnson, art by Walter Flanagan, cover by Ben Templesmith.

Get your freak on with View Askew's Bryan "Steve-Dave" Johnson and Walter "Fan Boy" Flanagan. The circus has come to town and something is not quite right. Karney tells the tale of "Othello's Cavalcade of Oddities," a traveling sideshow of rag-tag misfits who breeze into town and promise the citizens the time of their life. What remains to be seen is how long the townspeople's lives will last. Includes a brand-new intro from filmmaker Kevin Smith.

112 pages, $19.99.



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