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Tuesday, August 16, 2005



Written, art and cover by Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino.

At last! After years of waiting, the much-anticipated Image Comics HC is here! The four remaining Image founders return to the characters that made them sensations for a celebration of the creation of Image. The never-before-seen origin of Savage Dragon! A turning point in the life of Spawn -- featuring Todd McFarlane's first full-length comics work in nearly 10 years! The final fate of CyberForce! The future of ShadowHawk! Plus: an introduction by former Image Executive Director and legendary Beanworld creator Larry Marder and a quartet of special features by each of the founders covering Image -- past, present and future.

128 pages, Nov. 2, $24.99 (Limited slipcase, $75).


Created and written by Keith Arem, art and cover by Christopher Shy.

Ascend is set in a time of post-apocalyptic heaven, where the battle for human souls will determine the outcome of a war with Hell. The war has ravaged the universe, and to sustain their armies, Heaven has ³harvested² the souls of earth to fight in their battle. The Ascend Special Edition HC includes lots of behind the scenes information, over 20 new pages, completely remastered art and lettering and an extended alternate ending.

192 pages, $34.99, in stores on Nov. 9.


Written, art and cover by Jason Pearson.

Due to the success of the Body Bags: Father's Day collection, Jason Pearson is ready to bring his fans a brand-spanking new Mack and Panda adventure! In"³Hit da Switches!" Panda tells all about Mack's killing machine on wheels, "Da Boss." Of course, what fun would it be without a demonstration? As an added bonus, this edition contains two Body Bags short stories ("World Destroyer" and "It's About Time"), reprinted and in color for the first time ever. This is a must read for all Body Bags fans, and will get you ready for January's Body Bags: One Shot, 48 pages of al-new, all-original Body Bags badness.

48 pages, $5.99, in stores on Nov. 30.


Written by Jordan Raskin and Andrew Lelling, art and cover by Raskin.

Two undercover military agents are charged with the responsibility of hunting down missing malfunctioning experimental weaponry created for the foot soldier, which mistakenly gets into the hands of the general public. All hell breaks loose when the agents discover that not only has the latest weapon on their list been found by a recently paroled ex-gang member, it was programmed with an assassination mission before being shelved for its malfunctioning design. The agents must stop him from completing his mission, unravel the details of the assassination plot -- all while uncovering the conspiracy behind a Gulf War cover up. Writer/Illustrator Jordan Raskin marks his return to comics with this intense sci-fi political action thriller.

72 pages, black and white, $7.99, in stores on Nov. 16.


Written by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá, art by Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá, Bruno D'angelo and Kako, cover by Fabio Moon.

Romeo and Kelsie just want to go home, but life has other plans. Strange things happen all around in a story about that music that follows you wherever you go. When it comes to rock 'n' roll, you don't have to understand what they're saying to know what they're talking about.

32 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on Nov. 16.


Written and illustrated by Juzo Tokoro, cover by Brian Haberlin and Juzo Tokoro.

You've never see Spawn like this before! 200 pages of glorious manga by famous Japanese manga master Juzo Tokoro! New Spawns! New and classic villains! What more could any fan want?

200 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Nov. 9.


Written, art and cover by Colleen Doran.

A foiled coup attempt results in a power vacuum that leaves this alien world without its treasured weapon. The aliens have no choice but to take Liana as their reluctant new Avatar. Only an angry slave and a small group of resistance fighters can free her and the universe from the dangers of her power. Over a decade in the making, A Distant Soil: Coda is the fourth volume and penultimate chapter in this science fiction/fantasy saga. Collects portions of A Distant Soil 32-37. Includes a selection of previously unpublished art.

164 pages, black and white, $17.99, in stores on Nov. 23.


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

If you missed out on Battle Pope the first time around, now is your chance to find out what everyone was talking about! It's the end of the world and few are worthy of passage to heaven, not even the Pope. God leaves behind Saint Michael, the leader of his army, to act as a guardian for the humans. He fails, and is held captive by Lucifer. God then enlists the aide of the Pope to rescue Michael, and leaves his son Jesus H. Christ to assist him in his quest. Now presented in full color. Collects Battle Pope #1-4.

120 pages, $12.99, in stores on Nov. 30.


Written, art and cover by Joseph Michael Linsner.

Here is the collection you've been waiting for! Joseph Michael Linsner has put three long years into creating this epic work ­ but you get to read it all at once! In a post-apocalyptic Europa, Dawn leads New York warrior Darrian Ashoka through wars, disasters and fire. His dangerous liaisons bring him up against the three faces of the Goddess. Is Dawn a virgin, a queen or a whore? Is Darrian the earthly manifestation of Death, the Horned God? On his quest for Dawn, Darrian faces dragons, fights duels and shatters mirrors. Will Dawn ultimately make his dreams come true, or his nightmares a reality? Collects Dawn: Three Tiers #1-6.

176 pages, $39.99 ($49.99 signed and numbered limited edition), in stores on Nov. 22.


Written by Gary Whitta, art and cover by Ted Naifeh.

When a school field trip to the local museum coincides with coming-of-age angst and an overly inquisitive friend (a cute goth girl named Pandora), Junior releases something terrible on the world... and its up to him to fix it. Features an awesome cast of back-up characters, including Stigmartha, who's hands bleed when she gets nervous, Smith & Weston, two twins conjoined at the head and The Seep, a foul-mouthed, armless, legless fetus in a tube.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on Nov. 9.


Created, art and cover by Jeff Amano, written by Gabriel Benson.

The most powerful superhero love story in years is finally collected!

"My husband was a hero, but he never cared about the fame and I love him for it. I just loved him."

-- Grace, wife of the superhero called Fade.

Includes all five issues, commentary and cover gallery.

136 pages, $14.99, in stores on Nov. 16


Written by Raven Gregory, art by Tyler Kirkham, Rich Bonk, Cristina Lopez, Jason Keith and Sonia Oback, cover By Tyler Kirkham.

The Ancient One's search for humans to receive items of incredible power continues and the reasons behind his mission becomes clearer each step of the way. A grocery store bag boy receives the power to control people's minds, a bum discovers he can control electricity, a father makes the ultimate sacrifice, a teenage girl learns first hand the dangers of smoking, and a fat high school kid becomes the pawn in a timeless struggle between the forces of good and evil. Plus an introduction from Paul Jenkins. Collects The Gift #6-10.

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on Nov. 30.


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

Ethan Daniels is a typical bachelor who suffers from one, infallible truth: dealing with the opposite sex can be complicated. One night, he bumps into a mysterious woman who will change his lifeŠ and maybe even the world.

152 pages, $14.99, in stores on Nov. 23.


Written by Robert Kirkman, Joshua Luna and Rick Remender, art by Kieron Dwyer, Jonathan Luna, Tonymoore, Eric Nguyen and Salgood Sam.

If you missed out on the first issues of The Walking Dead (written by Robert Kirkman with art by Tony Moore), Girls (written by Joshua Luna with art by Jonathan Luna), Sea Of Red (written by Rick Remender and Kieron Dwyer with art by Kieron Dwyer and Salgood Sam and Strange Girl (written by Rick Remender with art by Eric Nguyen), now's your chance to sample each in a specially-priced introductory volume. Collects The Walking Dead #1, Girls #1, Sea of Red #1 and Strange Girl #1.

96 pages, $6.99, in stores on Nov. 2.


Written, art and cover by David Mack.

The story that sets the stage for the current "Alchemy" storyline returns to print! Featuring an introduction by Bill Sienkiewicz and an afterward by filmmaker John Sayles, this is the largest Kabuki collection yet and still one of the most sought after! Collects Kabuki #1-9

280 pages, $24.99, in stores on Nov. 2.


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

Life in the prison starts to get interesting for Rick Grimes and the rest of our survivors. Relationships heat up, fizzle out, and change entirely almost overnight. By the end of this volume, relationships between key characters are radically changed, setting the stage for future events in The Walking Dead. Collects The Walking Dead #19-24.

136 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on Nov. 16.


Written by Mark Smith, art by Dan Hipp, back cover by Khary Randolph.

"Here Come The Spiders," part 2. The world's greatest rock and roll adventure band go head to head against a nefarious group of supernatural-mod-villains, known as The Spider Syndicate! Plus: Discover why Stevo Vargas, the band's Bruce Lee-like bass player never speaks, as another mystery is uncovered.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 9.

ANT #4

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

Hannah puts together the last piece of the puzzle that is her fractured mind -- just in time for a senses shattering battle for survival. Is this the end for Ant? Find out in the blow-out conclusion to the first arc!

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


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

"Incarnate," Part Three: Desperate Measures. Sharpe and Nguyen are on the run. The possessed, real or not, are organized and wish to snuff out Sharpe's investigation before he can reveal the truth. Sharpe arms himself with a weapon even the dead will fear, but will he survive long enough to use it?

32 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on Nov. 30.


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

Hellcorp is in shambles and Lucifer is back in hell. Without a leader, the demons on Earth are running amok. Too bad Battle Pope is too busy dealing with his new roommate, Jesus. Reprinting Robert Kirkman¹s first published work, now in 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 Nov. 30.


Written by Matteo Casali, art and cover by Giuseepe Camuncoli and Lorenzo Ruggiero.

"Second Coming," Part One. Bone and Peace are on their way to NYC, but their ride back will see them hold some unexpected company ­ a gun-wielding Italian reverend who means business! But Bone and his girlfriend are not the only ones making their return to the Big Apple, and among them is Jerusalem, Peace's best friend -- who's been dead for two years.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 2.


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

"Fathers and Daughters," part 4. As the NYPD investigate the person who confessed to killing child star Lacey Anne Lyons, Sam and Twitch come across a shocking and disturbing tribute to the dead girl. Can our favorite detectives solve the case and bring the killer of "America's Lil' Girl" to justice before the lynch mobs start to form?

32 pages, black and white, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 30.


Written by Gary Reed, art and cover by Vincent Locke.

As Reluctant saviors of the insane Deake, the teens find themselves on the run from King Zombie and his new soldiers, the savage and powerful Grakken. Their only hope may be on a houseboat, but will it take them to safety or lead them into the belly of the beasts?

32 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on Nov. 9.


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

The shocking conclusion to issue three left Jack's future in doubt -- and late shipping left the future of the series in doubt -- but as an all-new, on time Expatriate returns, the true scope of Jack's predicament is revealed. And if anything, it's even more horrifying that he could have imagined. Suddenly the fate of Jack Dexter seems tied into the fate of the world.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 2.


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

Hopelessly lost and in desperate need of food and supplies (i.e. booze), Alien Exterminator, Heath Huston drunkenly darts toward a near by spaceport. But once on board, he realizes something is terribly wrong. In no condition for a fight, Heath is thrown into a life or death struggle with masses of the same terrifying alien race that cost him his family.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 30.


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

Another self-contained story from Snowtown, the feral city and police detective Richard Fell, injured so often in the first few weeks of his tour of duty there that he no longer owns work clothes without knife-slashes in them. Shopping's a pretty heartbreaking exercise in a place as broken as Snowtown. But it's easy to make bombs. And, sitting in a thrift store changing room in Snowtown, is a guy wearing a bomb and just waiting for an excuse to set it off...

24 pages, $1.99, in stores on Nov. 9.


Written, art and cover by Jason Armstrong.

Why are steel-fisted gangsters and corrupt cops double-crossing each other to decide the final fate of Private detective Cy Smithe and the elusive Medusa Key? Find out as Smithe and One-Eyed Ivan face off in a rooftop shoot-out over Ferro City! The robotic pulp science fiction boils over as young robotologist Kate Weston is kidnapped and her father's killer is finally revealed.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 23.


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

There was a time when girls were simply...complicated. Now, things have changed. With the death toll rising and paranormal horrors lurking behind every corner, the people of Pennystown have no idea what's in store for them.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 23.


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 Nov. 16.


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

Sinister forces seize control of The High, stripping its students of their special abilities and holding them hostage until their superhero parents agree to give up their powers as well. Who can save the school and prevent a world without heroes? How about Jonathan, the only student who's never had any powers -- or any fear.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 9.


Written by B. Clay Moore, art and cover by Steven Griffin.

The follow-up to Hawaiian Dick finally gets back on track this month as some loose ends are tied together while others unravel. The FBI makes its presence known, and a hungover Byrd confronts the crime families with information regarding their motivations. Meanwhile, Mo prepares for a date with man-eating sharks, and a sunbathing Kahami encounters (a deceased?) Stew Mulligan.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 16.


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

³A Different World,² Part Five. Invincible¹s struggle to save a dying world has failed ­ now he must attempt to prevent the extinction of a species. Sadly, the Viltrumites may not even allow that.

32 pages $2.99, in stores on Nov. 23.


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

Liz knew when she married Race that his career as a super-hero may one day endanger her life -- and that day has come! When Liz is targeted by the villainous Blackthorne family, can Race act fast enough to save her? And does he realize exactly what he¹ll be saving her from?

28 pages, $3.50, in stores on Nov. 23.


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

The outside reflects the in, as the East Coast falls prey to a historic blackout that darkens everything but the night sky. Under cover of plain sight, all the wrong types come out to play. Headed away from both sides of the law, Marco is caught in the middle of the fulfillment of all of his fears. With the power down all over the city, will secrets come to light?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

PVP #21

Written, art and cover by Scott Kurtz.

Deadlines, long workweeks and stress are building up for the staff of Player Versus Player Magazine. It's time to blow off some steam and decompress. And we all know how geeks blow of action roleplaying! It's nerd overload when the gang dons armor, shields and swords and heads to the park. This can only end one way: pie fight!

24 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 30.


Written by Arvid Nelson, art and cover by Jim Di Bartolo.

"Most Beloved." Was Judas Iscariot really Christ's betrayer, or is the traditional version of his story somehow wrong? How does it tie into Julien's quest for the Holy Grail? Find out this issue, as Julien makes a startling discovery! Also, the Duke of Lorraine and King Louis engage in a political showdown that will decide the fate of France... and the world.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 9.


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

"Summer." Jessica embraces her training to become a Spell Sword, but not quickly gets her first taste of combat as the tyrannical King Elian sends Titus the Black to bring both her and Asamando's budding rebellion to a violent end.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Nov. 2.


Plotted by Jim Valentino, written by Scott Wherle, art and cover by Carlos Rodriguez.

"My World On Fire," Part One. Who's been setting fire to the homes of Eddie's classmates? Who's the mysterious girl with the ability to deflect anything thrown at her? ShadowHawk learns the answers the hard way as he tries to survive a literal trial by fire!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 23.

SPAWN #152

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

In the depths of hell Spawn faces torture at the hands of The Grand Inquisitor Thamuz, who has sworn to uncover Spawn's deepest secret or tear his soul apart trying. Meanwhile a thirteen-year-old boy is sent on a simple quest, unaware that the fate of mankind lies in his hands.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 30.


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

Belial¹s unforgiving demonic forces converge on the human stronghold, Dead Western, in search of Bethany Black. Alone, with no hope of survival, Bethany makes an irreversible and selfish decision that will have lasting repercussions for those closest to her.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 16.


Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn.

Everything is different now.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 16.



Written by Mark Waid, penciled by Eric Basaldua, colored by Steve Firchow, covers by Jim Lee and Marc Silvestri.

Guest penciler Eric Basaldua lays in as the origins of Morningstar and the Hunter-Killer project are laid bare! And the revelations will have you poring over your back issues to find all the clues and hints that have been laid. Whatever you do, don't miss this issue -- the Czar Obscura commands it!

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Ron Marz, art by Chris Bachalo, Eric Basaldua, Keu Cha, Mike Choi, Darwyn Cooke, Terry Dodson, Francis Manapul, Rodolfo Migliari, George Perez, Brandon Peterson, Luke Ross, Bart Sears and Marc Silvestri, cover by Jay Anacleto.

Sara Pezzini celebrates a decade of wielding the Witchblade, and she's brought along a lot of friends! Witchblade's 10th Anniversary brings the most important and most requested story ever: the origin of the Witchblade! Faithful readers will be rewarded with the answers to the questions they've asked for a decade, while new readers will be treated to a perfect entry point to the series. Ron Marz, who has reinvigorated Witchblade since taking over the writing duties, teams with a dozen artistic superstars.

48 pages, $4.99.


Written by Stan Lee and others, art by Michael Turner, Marc Silvestri and others.

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Top Cow's flagship character with this commemorative edition featuring all the Witchblade covers of the past decade. Comic writers and experts pick their favorites, and even Stan Lee himself weighs in with his picks, and Lee writes a special introduction.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by David Wohl, Paul Jenkins, Ron Marz and more, art by Michael Turner, Marc Silvestri, Chris Bachalo and more. p> The 50 greatest Witchblade issues of all time are collected in this massive 10th anniversary hardcover! An impressive volume for your bookshelf, or a blunt-force trauma weapon‹take your pick.

Hardcover, $99.99.


Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by Tony Harris, colored by J.D. Mettler.

Five years ago, a narcotics cop was sent undercover, down into the criminal substructure of the city. He never came back. He went native. Five years later, he¹s running the city¹s prime drug gang. Today, a second cop, Detective Deena Ransome, in the midst of career flameout, is sent undercover with orders to pull the first one out‹In a body bag if necessary. But when she finally reaches down far enough to confront her target, does she kill him where he stands? Or does she take his place?

32 pages, $2.99.


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

What time is it in Budapest?" part 4 of 6. The team deals with the spectacular loss they suffered at the hands of the super-powered frat guys. Also: The Intoxicator experiments with new forms ofŠumŠintoxication! The Beaver ponders his predilection for dam building! Wannabe struggles to maintain his dubious team leadership, and the kids discover the dark secret of Doctor Tomlinson and the frat guys' powers. This special issue is told in two concurrent storylines that will make you laugh, cry and want to see Cats just to compare. Co-created by Austin Powers and Buffy star Seth Green and Hugh Sterbakov.

32 pages, $2.99.

V.I.C.E #2

Written by Aron Coleite, penciled and cover by Tyler Kirkham, colored by John Starr.

The Violent Incident Control Enforcement branch of the FBI‹V.I.C.E.‹are bad men sent in to do even worse jobs. In this issue, one member of the team dies! The mystery of the suicide bombers unfolds as the secret past of the FBI is revealed, and a "foreign" army invades U.S. soil. Hang on...V.I.C.E. is just getting warmed up.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Fiona Avery, penciled by Al Rio, inked by Will Conrad, cover by Staz Johnson.

Lionel Zerb wrestles with inner demons as the conclusion to this six-part mini-series whips to a dramatic conclusion. The choice lies between his childhood-love, Lily, and in finding out if there is more to life than he or any other Special can see. Lionel is about to face an eternity in anguish for the answer to the Universe's greatest questions. Is there a God, an afterlife, a rebirth?

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Dan Jurgens, penciled by David Nakayama, cover by Rodolfo Migliari.

Dan Jurgens takes his turn in the City of Heroes as events go down a darker path. Manticore lies comatose in a hospital, as the Back Alley Brawler comes out of retirement to get to the bottom of just which major villain left him in such a state! Dan Jurgens weaves his superhero magic, with Kubert School grad and Wizard contest winner David Nakayama on art.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Warren Ellis, Chris Claremont, Paul Jenkins and more, art by Marc Silvestri, Michael Turner, Dale Keown and more, cover by Eric Basaldua.

A decade worth of Marvel Comics/Top Cow crossovers are finally collected in one superstar package! Mephisto moves over from the Marvel Universe to focus his attention on Top Cow in the epic ³Devil¹s Reign² crossover, while Wolverine meets Witchblade and The Hulk takes on The Darkness in separate tales. It¹s 11 issues worth of worlds colliding.

304 pages, $24.99.

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