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Sunday, February 19, 2006

DABEL BROTHERS PRODUCTION FOR MAY

MONTE COOK'S PTOLUS #1

Written by Monte Cook, art and cover by Caanan White.

Sheva Callister has retired from her former life of "treasure hunting" and hiring out her sword, but a powerful noble in the city of Ptolus wants her back in the game. Her job - to steal a special brooch with the help of the ghost of her dead partner, Parnell. But a violent clash at the scene of the burglary leaves Sheva wondering if she's been set up... and if something deeper and darker is going on in the city by the spire.

32 pages, $2.95.

ORSON SCOTT CARD'S WYRMS #1

Written by Orson Scott Card, adapted by Jake Black, art by Adriano Batista, covers by Batista and Brett Booth.

Patience is a slave in the court of King Oruc, the daughter of his most trusted advisor. She is also a highly skilled diplomat and assassin, two skills she'll need to put to use when her father dies. After all, Patience is the rightful heir to the throne, and the seventh seventh seventh daughter of her planet's first ruler ... someone who is destined to bring about the destruction of civilization as they know and it bring back the creatures known as the Wyrms. But can she survive long enough to fulfill her destiny? And does she even want to?

32 pages, $2.95.

ORSON SCOTT CARD'S RED PROPHET: TALES OF ALVIN MAKER #3

Written by Orson Scot Card, adapted by Roland Bernard Brown, art by Renato Arlem, covers by Arlem and John Buxom.

Alvin Miller is a young boy with an incredible power -- the ability to shape the world around him by "making." But Alvin also had a powerful adversary known as the "Unmaker" that grows stronger every time he uses his ability to create death or destruction. And as the drunken Red man Lolla-Wossiky encounters Alvin for the first time, he realizes he must teach the boy of his great purpose and responsibility before the Unmaker can gain a foothold. But both Alvin and Lolla-Wossiky will be changed forever by the experience, and one of them will go on to become the Red Prophet while the other will one day build a special place known as the Crystal City...

32 pages, $2.95 (Buxom cover, $5.95.)

RAYMOND E. FEIST'S MAGICIAN APPRENTICE #2

Written by Raymond E. Feist, adapted by Michael Avon Oeming, and Bryan J. L. Glass, art by Brett and Jessica Ruffner-Booth, covers by Brett Booth.

The teenaged Pug dreams of being a solider along with his friend Tomas, but as the day of choosing comes and goes, Pug finds himself apprenticed instead to the magician Kulgan, who sees promise in the boy despite his inability to control the magical powers welling up within him. As the boys grow older and more confident in their trades, Pug finds himself smitten with the Castle Crydee's Princess Carline. But will he be ready when an opportunity arises to protect her from great danger?

32 pages, $2.95 (wraparound cover $5.95).

MARSHAL #2

Written by Bill Tortolini and Andrew LoVuolo, art and Cover by Abdul Rashid.

Earth's first off world colony, Tranquility, once thought to be the greatest human achievement, is in ruin. All contact with Earth has been lost; the supply ships stopped years ago. Civilization has degraded to something similar to the Old West. Where there was once government, there are now gangs and corruption. Only the corporation known as the Merkaid has seemed to last throughout the years, and they are trying to seize control of the population for good. Fear and hunger fill the air, with only one glimmer of hope on the horizon -- rumors that there is another man calling himself Marshal, and he is beginning to fight back.

32 pages, $2.95.

XIII VOL. 1

Written by J. Van Hamme, art by W. Vance.

A man without a past wakes up in an unknown place. His only clues to his true identity are his remarkable fighting skills and a tattoo: XIII. Things get dicey quickly as a band of killers find his trail and the pursuit begins, and he soon discovers that the police and the military are looking for him as well! But this is only the beginning of a chase that leads XIII around the world in the search for his past...

This graphic novel collects the first six issues of the best-selling smash European sensation (with over 12 million copies in print in over a dozen languages!) into one giant-sized edition. Complete and uncensored, with a wonderful new English translation, XIII is a tale ready to be enjoyed by mystery lovers, comic book fans and video gamers who experienced the story through the video game of the same name from Ubisoft, which featured David Duchovny as the voice of XIII.

164 pages full color $14.95.



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