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Thursday, September 22, 2005



Written by Steve Niles and Thomas Jane, art and cover by Lewis Larosa and Tim Bradstreet.

Arachnid predators from space threaten to knock mankind off the top of the food chain. In our darkest hour, a lone alien warrior may be our only salvation -- if mankind doesn't kill him first.

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


Written by Mike Avon Oeming and Daniel Berman, art and cover by Brian Quinn.

Sex, Drugs and Zeppelin! In the 1970s four life-long friends plan their escape from a small town in New Jersey. Unfortunately they find that fate, nature, or some monstrous power has other plans for them... based on a true story.

72 pages, black and white, $7.99.


Written by Andrew Robinson and Joe Pruett, art and cover by Robinson.

It's a different time and a strange place. It's burlesque shows and all-night poker games, robots and flying ships, tattooed horses and new wave cowboys and cowgirls with bad attitudes. This is the world of Dusty Star, a tough-as-nails gunslinger with a steely-eyed gaze and a draw as fast as greased lighting! An appealing blend of western, science fiction, adventure and humor.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Dec. 7.


Written by Glen Brunswick, Joe Casey, Jay Faerber, Brian Haberlin, Robert Kirkman, Scott Kurtz, Erik Larsen, B. Clay Moore, Mark Smith and Jim Valentino, art by Charlie Adlard, Gabe Bridwell, Shawn Crystal, Brian Haberlin, Cully Hammer, Dan Hipp, Scott Kurtz, Erik Larsen, Tom Scioli and Jim Valentino, cover by Frank Cho.

Image Comics celebrates the holiday season with a 100-page special featuring all-new stories from the creators Of The Amazing Joy Buzzards, Gødland, The Gray Area, Noble Causes, PvP, Savage Dragon, ShadowHawk and The Walking Dead, plus a few carefully crafted surprises.

100 pages, $9.99, in stores on Dec. 7.


Written and art by Jim Mahfood, cover by Mahfood and Jose Garibaldi.

When Jim Mahfood needs to complete his new graphic novel, he enlists the help of One-Page Filler Man, insane superhero and philosopher, and Randy, his little ice cream-loving sidekick. The two of them seek out adventure and wind up on the most surreal and hilarious adventure of their bizarre careers.

140 pages, black and white, $11.99, in stores on Dec. 7.


Created and co-plotted by Jim Valentino, written by Neil Kleid, art and cover by Miguel Montenegro.

America's domestic strike force, the Intimidators, handle next level threats that send average heroes screaming for their mommies! When their latest mission rockets Astroman - a goody-two-shoes sixties superhero -- into the twenty-first century, the government assigns him to marshal Crash, Byrn, Limit, Fetish and Firepower - a group whose morals he objects to and methods he can't condone. In a world beset by robot mafia, killer models and Republicans, Astroman struggles to make heroes out of a team to whom killing's just part of the day. They, of course, can't wait to see him try.

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


Written by Frank Beddor and Liz Cavalier, art by Ben Templesmith.

Like a violent birth, Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan explodes through a puddle on the Champs Elysées from his world in the year 1859, shockingly separated from the future Queen of Wonderland he had been entrusted to protect. Pursued by the police, taunted by nationalistic Frenchmen and challenged by an evil black magician, Hatter must evade the authorities while simultaneously searching for lost princess Alyss! The myth of Hatter M begins here.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 7.


Written by Rick Remender, art by Harper Jaten and Joelle Comtois, cover by Bret Blevins.

This endearing Christmas issue tells the tale of Bethany Black's first meeting with her future sidekick, Bloato. In a world controlled by the demonic legions of hell, wrought with violence and famine, a lone human girl sets out on a quest to recreate her favorite childhood holiday at any cost. With a fully painted cover by, Bret Blevins, this promises to be an extraordinary installment to this hit series.

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


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

This deluxe hardcover features the first 24 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues all in one massive, oversized slip-cased volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers, and anyone needing a heavy object with which to fend off The Walking Dead. Collects The Walking Dead #1-24.

560 pages, black and white, $100 (signed and numbered, $150), in stores on Dec. 14.


Written by Arthur Suydam, art and cover by Suydam.

The paperback version of this book has completely sold out. To the rescue comes this expanded deluxe book with added color bonus material. Award-winning artist Arthur Suydam explores his own take on the Barbarian character, expertly rendered in the style of the old Dutch Masters. This book now represents‹in both lush color and evocative sepia--Suydam's work on a myriad of characters from Conan to Tarzan to Death Dealer. Includes an in-depth interview with the artist, exploring aspects of his creativity, inspiration, and life.

96 pages, $19.99, in stores on Dec. 14.


Written by Steve Englehart, art by Steve Leialoha, Butch Guice, Chat Truoug and Bob Wiaeck, cover by Alan Weiss.

The story of Coyote moves forward fast, as the son of the totem gets past his heartbreak by moving into a swinging singles complex in Las Vegas. Revenge scents in the desert air as he gets a job, working for the mob, which works for the Shadow Cabinet. And he has his first run-in with the Djinn, a Middle eastern crime lord we'll see plenty more of. But best of all, he meets two sisters who will change his life in ways even the Trickster could never imagine.

128 pages, $12.99, in stores on Dec. 21.


Written, art and cover by Dan Brereton.

When giant alien beasts attack San Francisco, the U.S. Military responds by bio-engineering a human-monster hybrid to stop them ­ and Giant Killer is born! Brereton's acclaimed "monsterpiece" is finally collected in to one high-octane trade paperback collection. Collects the original six-issue mini-series, plus the fully-painted 27-page "Field Guide to Giant Monsters," a cover gallery and more.

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on Dec. 14.


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

Betrayed by all legs and even more curves, Sam Swede finds himself alone and in-between the mob and dirty cops. Having immense strength never gave Sam a reason to use his noggin' much, not even as a private dick. So no one was surprised that Sam got taken to the bank when he met a dame with the upstairs to match her downstairs. The real surprise was how Sam came back and made the whole stinkin' town pay. The critically acclaimed film noir take on the Samson & Delilah classic in one complete volume.

224 pages, $19.99, in stores on Dec. 21.


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

The year is 2005 A.D. and after 500 years, Marco Esperanza¹s wait for revenge ends when he finally confronts the man on whom he blames his fate, Lesser Blackthroat. However, Marco learns that nothing is as it seems when he is confronted by a shadow from his past. Collects Sea of Red #5-8.

104 pages, $11.99, in stores on Dec. 28.


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

Volume 2 of the pulse-pounding story of a Spawn and his struggle for vengeance against his own gangster killers. At the same time he's trying to hold onto his humanity long enough to save the life of his sister. All-new heroes and villains and 100 percent manga! Spawn like you've never seen him before!

200 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Dec. 7.


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

Ten years after the Rapture beautiful occultist Bethany Black and her pet runt demon, Bloato, embark on a road trip to the last open gateway to Heaven, in hopes of befriending God and escaping Hell on Earth. A bare-knuckle, action-driven series, peppered with social commentary and dark humor, Strange Girl mixes the aesthetic elements of Preacher, Tank Girl and Doctor Strange with the desperate pace of The Road Warrior. Collects Strange Girl #1.

104 pages, $12.99, in stores on Dec. 14.


Written, art and cover by Colleen Doran.

The rebel leader has a deadly biological weapon to terrorize the enemy: the Terminal Decrepitude Virus, a disease that will cause the vain and beautiful Hierarchy to age and die. But the Hierarchy holds the fate of Earth in their hands and if the rebellion doesn't surrender, they will release the power of their young Avatar and destroy the Earth.

40 pages, black and white, $4.50, in stores on Dec. 28.


Written, art and cover by Eric Shanower.

"Betrayal," Part Three. Trojans attack! In the middle of a victory feast, battle erupts when Paris aims an arrow directly at Menelaus. Only the two Ajaxes stand between Menelaus and death. Then Achilles' fury mounts when he finds the feast started without him. Why don't Agamemnon and Odysseus mind the anger of Achilles?

24 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on Dec. 7.


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

"Go, El Campeon, Go!!!" 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 just seems to follows El Campeon wherever he goes, whether 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 Dec. 7.


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

Hellcorp is in shambles and the demons under Lucifer's rule are left to pick up the pieces and rebuilt. Somewhere along the way, Battle Pope gets mixed up in it all. Reprinting Robert Kirkman's first published work, now in full color, with a brand new cover.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 29.


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

"Second Coming," Part Two. Who is the man named Julius Carpenter? Is he savior or the dark mastermind of Apocalypse? What does he want from the people at the Dead Point Club and how does he know so much about Bone? Will the mouthless stranger like him? Hell, NO! Come see for yourself...

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


Written, art and cover by Paul Grist.

It looks as if time and luck are running out for Burglar Bill in this final issue. The good guys want Burglar Bill. The bad guys want Burglar Bill. And all Bill wants is to be left alone. Looks as if some one's going to be disappointed!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 29.


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

"Fathers And Daughters," Part Five. With the public breathing down their necks for justice in the murder of a child star, Sam and Twitch find themselves stuck in an ever-tightening web of lies, blackmail and family secrets! But will a suspect's relationship with the mayor prevent the detectives from solving this heinous crime? Plus: Who is that in Johannesburg? Hint: It's the last person you'd expect and they are coming for Twitch.

32 pages, black and white, $2.95, in stores on Dec. 29.


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

Jack Dexter has to go back on the run, but to do so he¹s got to escape from the clutches of his own government. That means he¹s got to overcome a sexy Russian spy, the horrible things that have been done to his body, and deadly things that glow bright green.

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


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

Exiled on an arctic world populated by a race of Killer Robots bent on the extermination of all life, Heath Huston and his unwilling accomplice, scientist Mara Esperanza must fight for their very lives! Do the Killer Robots that rein supreme in this arctic wasteland hold the secrets to the fate of Heath's family? And can Heath fight his way past the Automaton's of planet ice and warn the Earth of impending doom?

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


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

The docks, where Snowtown meets the sea, is the black spot in the police's clean-up rate. Bodies are just thrown out into the bay, and the ones that wash back are usually unidentifiable. Detective Richard Fell attempts to trace one body back to its murder, to lay just one ghost among the thousands that haunt the docks to rest.

24 pages, $1.99, in stores on Dec. 14.


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

What's the worst thing you could ever tell a woman? Ethan learns another hard lesson.

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


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

Book Six: The Trial Of The Century. Discordia on trial! Crashman a key witness! And the entire world watching it on television! As Adam Archer struggles with the complexities of his own existence, a media orgy of uncanny proportions occurs in a lone superior courtroom. And who is the mysterious Tormentor? The ongoing Gødland epic enters a new phase of expansive intrigue.

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


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

Just when Jonathan thought he¹d learned to cope with a high school where everyone had superpowers but him, sinister forces have made his classmates powerless as well. Now it¹s up to Jonathan to lead the charge to reclaim what¹s theirs. But will he pay the ultimate price?

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


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

Things go from bad to really, really bad as rival gangs tear through the Last Resort in a revenge match for the ages. Complicating matters are the angry spirits of Hawaiian dead, risen from their graves and evidently impervious to gangland bullets. Byrd, Mo and Kahami focus on one goal: escaping alive before the entire bay explodes in a bullet-fueled spectacle of supernatural fury.

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


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

"A Different World," conclusion. Invincible returns home following the most life-changing and cataclysmic adventure of his life. But the home he returns to is changed forever. This issue sets the stage for the future of Invincible.

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


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

Tannhauser and Volz close in on the Iron Ghost's identity after the raid at Alexanderplatz. Their loyalties will be tested as they decide which is more surprising: the Ghost's identity or his final plan. The two detectives must decide if it's better to arrest the Ghost before or after he completes his mission.

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


Written, art and cover by Paul Grist.

He's the Eternal Warrior, a champion destined to wander through time and space for all eternity. Fighting. So what's he doing in the middle of a supermarket carpark in the center of Castletown? More fighting, really. And his fist opponent is John (Jack Staff) Smith! Also in this issue, find out the secret history of the Nazi Super Villain Kaptain Krieg.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Dec. 29.


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

"Junkyard Apocalypse." Annie sees the future. Walter talks with God. Jerry makes machines mutate and grow. And Jack? Nobody knows exactly what Jack does. The apocalypse begins not in heaven, but in New England. On July 2nd, in a Boston junkyard, these four makeshift heroes must defeat a battalion of lost souls to stop the devil's reign on earth.

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


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

It looks like Celeste is going to earn her title as the Nobles¹ resident "bad girl," as she continues her affair with the villainous Dawn Blackthorne. Is there more to this couple than meets the eye? Is Celeste playing Dawn, or vice versa?

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

PvP #22

Written, art and cover by Scott Kurtz.

The boys fabricate an elaborate Internet hoax, claiming they were once part of a famous metal band in the 80's to make their past seem more exciting and mysterious. What starts out as a simple prank snowballs into a madcap adventure when the fake band's popularity spurs them to be booked to perform on a popular television show. It's sidesplitting situation comedy in the Incredible Image Fashion.

24 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 29.


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

1937: Deep in the heart of Nazi Germany, blind to the price he¹ll pay, an ancient vampire makes a deal with a devil for the salvation of his people.

33 A.D.: A roman slave is entrusted with a charge who has the potential to radically affect the course of history by spreading a plague of biblical magnitude on all mankind.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 29.


Written by Jai Nitz, art by Kevin Sharpe, cover by Steve Purcell.

"Autumn." Jessica's inexperience in the realms of politics and war is taking its toll on her and Mazzul both. As her inner turmoil rages, King Elian sends Titus the Black Knight to finish Jessica once and for all. They meet in a battle to the death -- and Jessica loses. No, really.

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


Created and plotted by Jim Valentino, written by Scott Wherle, art by Carlos Rodriguez, cover by Ted Wing.

"My World on Fire," Part Two. As Eddie barely survives a head-on attack, the identity of the serial arsonist that's been plaguing Manhattan is finally revealed! Even more unsettling is the arsonist's motive, which hits a little too close to home for our hero. Plus, a major player is maneuvering some of ShadowHawk's enemies around like chess pieces. Who is the mysterious Rebound and how does she fit into his Machiavellian plans?

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

SPAWN #153

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

With Spawn revitalized, it's time to take his pounds of flesh from those who have imprisoned and tortured him. A battle royal of classic proportions in the bowels of Hell itself with Spawn's most vile villains! And meanwhile, all is not right at the Fitzgerald's. The twins are behaving very strangelyŠ. A not-to-be-missed issue for new and old Spawn fans alike!

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Dec. 29.


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

The bold new direction for The Walking Dead continues.

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

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

If Hunter-Killer rivals-partners Wolf and Ellis can't put their differences aside, the cost in human lives will be staggering--and if you've been reading, you know we're not at all shy about spending human lives in this series, so this is no empty threat! And when Ellis realizes the true relationship between Samantha and Wolf, the gloves come off.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Ron Marz, penciled by Stephen Sadowski, inked by Andrew Pepoy, cover by Terry Dodson.

"Artifacts," part 1 of 2. Rolling directly out of events of the epic Witchblade 10th Anniversary issue, a seemingly inconsequential statue is stolen from the mysterious man known only as "The Curator." NYPD Detective Sara Pezzini is on the case, but as her investigation deepens, she learns not only the deadly truth behind the goddess statue, but also the long-buried secrets of the Curator himself! The Witchblade revelations continue, with guest pencils by Stephen Sadowski of JSA fame.

32 pages, $2.99.


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

"The Deepest Level of Truth," part 5 of 6. With The Puppeteer, trapped inside the psyche of the comatose Seductress, the team reels from their losses while their worst blow yet looms: A heartbreaking betrayal! This special issue follows The Puppeteer as she uses her power and shows what it's like to enter a person's memories. Plus! An insight into The Beaver's musical tastes, and The Intoxicator delivers the best line of dialogue in the entire series! Co-created by Austin Powers and Buffy star Seth Green and written by His Fatness, Hugh Sterbakov.

32 pages, $2.99.

V.I.C.E #3

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

Adventurous? Patriotic? You may be right for a position in V.I.C.E.‹The Violent Incident Control Enforcement branch of the FBI. Excellent insurance. Travel benefits. Applicants must submit to psychosurgery and DNA modification. TV writer Aron Coleite (Crossing Jordan) and penciler Tyler Kirkham continue their blistering new ongoing series as suicide bombers threaten to start a second Civil War.

32 pages, $2.99.


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

After the tragic events in Colorado, Abigail van Alstine heads out West to seek a new life. However, the Dark Agents have set their sights on Abby, now that Deacon McCabe and the Church of Mali have informed them of her powerful potential. So where can a 17-year old outcast go to hide? The City of Angels, of course­but Abby soon finds that the city harbors demons as well. Join critically acclaimed novelist Joshua Ortega and artist extraordinaire Francis Manapul for the beginning of the second arc of this hot new mystical ongoing series.

32 pages, $2.99.


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

Detective Deanna Ransome has been sent "down" into the criminal underworld on a mission to infiltrate the city's most notorious narcotics gang and retrieve -- or kill -- the cop who descended before her and went native. But when her mission drags fellow cops into the crossfire, will she still think her mission is worth the rivers of blood? Find out in this fast-paced and blood-soaked crime noir thriller.

32 pages, $2.99.


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

Dan Jurgens continues his turn in the City of Heroes as events go down a decidedly dark path. The Back Alley Brawler comes out of retirement to settle an old score against a mystery villain long thought dead -- and the Brawler wants to make sure he stays dead this time.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by David Wohl, Christina Z and more, art by Michael Turner.

Top Cow's Best of Michael Turner showcases some of this artistic superstar¹s early works, establishing Top Cow's flagship characters and his own stellar career! Includes nine full issues, including Witchblade, Tomb Raider and more, plus rare promotional works trading card images, posters, pinups, variant cover images and more.

240 pages, $24.99.

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