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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007

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THE ARMORY WARS #1

Written by Claudio Sanchez, art and cover by Gus Vazquez, variant cover by Tony Moore.

Coheed Kilgannon's suburban world is turned upside down by General Mayo Deftinwolf, who explains the nightmares of torture that violate Coheed's dreams are real -- and that Coheed and his family play a crucial piece in a terrorist plot to destroy all the worlds of the Keywork. To save these worlds, Coheed and his wife, Cambria, must do the unthinkable...

From the imagination of Claudio Sanchez, the creative mind behind the music sensation Coheed and Cambria, comes a science fiction epic in the tradition of Star Wars and The Matrix -- a new, star-spanning mythology, rooted in the story of one simple family. Hold on tight. The Amory Wars start here!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 6.

REPO #1

Written by Rick Spears, art and cover by Rob G.

From the team that brought you Teenagers from Mars and The Couriers comes Repo, an all-out action comedy about two small-time repo men named KD and Emil. Usually their job is repossessing cars from deadbeats who owe the wrong kind of people money. Today the job is different--the repo of an escaped clone. More specifically, its beating heart! With a multi-million dollar price on the cloneís head attracting every hyper-violent repo team in the quad--not to mention the Clone Liberation Army -- our boys will have to fight their way through an ever-growing body count just to stay one step ahead of the pack, snatch the clone and hopefully make it out with their lives.

32 pages, $3.50.

PAUL JENKINS' SIDEKICK: SUPER SUMMER SIDEKICK SPECTACULAR #1

Written by Paul Jenkins, art and cover by Chris Moreno.

Things we all know about summertime: snotty-nose kids are out of school, hot girls wear skimpy bikinis, video game geeks get fatter and sweat more -- and Eddie Edison (a.k.a. Superior Boy) will continue his annual quest to be voted into the Council of American Superheroes (C.A.S.H. -- a non-profit organization).

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 13.

THE RIDE: DIE, VALKYRIE! #1

Written by Doug Wagner, art and variant cover by Brian Stelfreeze, cover by Jason Pearson.

Hot chicks, a stolen '68 Camaro, tons of guns, a car chase and a mess of dead bodies. All this and the hottest teen-assassin in comics as a cherry on top! This book will ship with a 1-for-5 variant cover by Brian Stelfreeze.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on June 6.

BATTLE POPE, VOL. 4 TP

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

Picking up right where volume three left off! Battle Pope is in big trouble when God finds out about the time he spent with Mary over Christmas. Fire and brimstone fly as the stage is set for the battle of the millennium, Battle Pope vs. God! Now presented in full-color! Collects Battle Pople #12-14.

128 pages, $12.99, in stores on June 13.

GIRLS VOL. 1: CONCEPTION TP (NEW PRINTING!)

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

Ethan Daniels is a small town bachelor who suffers from one, infallible truth: dealing with the opposite sex can be complicated. One night, he bumps into a beautiful and mysterious woman who will change his life... and maybe even the world. Collects Girls #1-6.

152 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 6.

THE RIDE,VOL. 1 TP (NEW PRINTING)

Written by Ron Marz, Chuck Dixon, Doug Wagner and Cully Hamner, art by Jason Pearson, Brian Stelfreeze, Cully Hamner, Rob Haynes, Chris Brunner, Doug Gregory, Georges Jeanty and Dexter Vines, cover by Brian Stelfreeze.

Back in print -- with more pages. Featuring a diverse and dynamic body of creators, The Ride showcases the tales of a 1968 Camaro and the many lives it alters. Volume 1 contains five amazing stories featuring bullets, babes, murder and mayhem, all from the driver's seat of a car that exudes muscle and power. Exclusive bonus material includes: a new color cover gallery, character designs, pin-ups, commentary, plus a foreword from Howard Chaykin! Collects The Ride #1-4.

136 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on June 6.

SAM NOIR VOL. 1 TP

Written by Eric A. Anderson and Manny Trembley, art and cover by Tremble.

Follow along with Sam Noir as he blazes a trail of blood and vengeance from the Far East to the deep tropics! Collected for the first time ever in one volume are "Samurai Detective" and "Ronin Holiday"... including extras that no Sam fan can live without -- now with 20 percent more stabbing!

160 pages, black and white, $15.99, in stores on June 13.

SAVAGE DRAGON VOL. 12: LAST RITES

Written, art and cover by Erik 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 tragedy strikes on his wedding day! But is everything as it seems? Find out in the storyline many consider a highlight of Erik Larsen 's continuing run on Savage Dragon! Collects Savage Dragon #59-63.

152 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 20.

TRUE STORY, SWEAR TO GOD, VOL. 1 TP

Written, art and cover by Tom Beland.

Tom Beland is a California cartoonist who is now living on the island of Puerto Rico, with the woman of his dreams he met at a bus stop a year ago in Disneyworld. It hasn't been easy, since his freelance clients haven't paid him in months, while demanding more work from him. But all that is going to change as Beland demands restitution... or else!

128 pages, black and white, $14.99.

PAUL JENKINS' SIDEKICK, VOL. 1 TP

Written by Paul Jenkins, art and cover by Chris Moreno.

This is the story of the not-so-glamorous life of Eddie Edison -- also known as Superior Boy! "Cool," you say! Well, not really. Eddie works two jobs: delivering pizza to pay the bills and being a sidekick to the most powerful superhero on earth -- to pay the bills. What's a guy to do? Discover the answer to this burning question, and get a healthy dose of evil villains, busty women, sex-fiends and more F-bombs than you can shake a stick at!

128 pages, $16.99, in stores on June 13.

AGE OF BRONZE #26

Written, art and cover by Eric Shanower.

"Betrayal," part seven. The members of the embassy to Troy are oblivious to their mortal danger. Menelaus gets drunk and waxes sentimental about his past with Helen. Meanwhile Laodike gets more than she bargained for when she arranges to meet Akamas privately.

32 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on June 6.

ALIEN PIG FARM 3000 #3

Written by Todd Farmer, art by Don Marquez, cover by Bill Stout.

The town's destroyed and most folks are either dead or carried off into the night by them green-skinned sonsabitches. Mankind's only hope... a handful of rednecks holed up in a tiny farmhouse. Outnumbered, out-gunned, out-brained. But as long as a fella's too stupid to know he's beat, then there's a chance. And our heroes are pretty stupid.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 6.

BOMB QUEEN III #4

Written by Jim Valentino and Jimmie Robinson, art and cover by Robinson.

"Introducing ... Bomb Teen!" Who is she? Where did she come from? What does she want? And, more importantly, will she turn our menage a trios into a fantastic foursome? Answers, yuks and salacious double entendres abound as Bomb Queen III concludes.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 13.

DYNAMO 5 #4

Written by Jay Faerber, art and cover by Mahmud A. Asrar and Ron Riley.

Father's Day. Big deal, right? You buy your dad a tie and call it good. But what if you've just discovered your real father is a dead super-hero, and you've inherited one of his super-powers? Father's Day kinda takes on a whole new meaning then, doesn't it?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 6.

ELEPHANTMEN #10

Written by Richard Starkings, art by Moritat, cover by Ladronn.

"Unicorn." Underneath a veneer of success and celebrity, Obadiah Horn believes himself to be more animal than man. Forced to hide this side of himself from his human consort, Sahara, he is nevertheless aware that she is the only one that understands the war that rages inside him and can perhaps save him from himself. But in all wars, there must be casualties.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 13.

FRANK FRAZETTA'S DEATH DEALER #3

Written by Joshua Ortega, art by Nat Jones and Jay Fotos, covers by Frank Frazetta, Jones and Fotos.

The war between Oro and Edani reaches Duke Atar's stronghold in Treya, as the Duke's daughter Adelia learns a shocking secret about the Death Dealer. The Shadow Hordes of Mirahan continue to sweep across the land of Iparsia, while a mysterious stranger makes his way toward Adelia and the Death Dealer.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 13.

GODLAND #20

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

Book Twenty: Viva Las Vulgar. It's all coming to a cosmic head! The Triad unleashed! Showdown on what's left of America's playground! Adam Archer fights for humanity's survival! And -- if anyone was shocked by the return of an old favorite last issue, wait until you see what he's drinking this month!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 27.

GUTSVILLE #2

Written by Simon Spurrier, art and cover by Frazer Irving.

Albert begins his quest to escape from within the Great Beast, but events take a psychedelic turn when he's joined by a mysterious companion. What weirdness awaits in the gloom of the Second Gut, and who watches from the shadows? Meanwhile, in the city above, the First-Class snobs preen and pose, while Emelia begins to pay close attention to the strange ceremonies of her JonahKin fiance...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 27.

INVINCIBLE #44

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

Months ago, despite Invincible's defiance against them, the Viltrumites designated him the Viltrum agent on Earth, responsible for preparing it for takeover in 400 years. Now they have come to check in on him--and they've sent their fiercest, most deadly agent.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 20.

MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #3

Written by Michael Allred, art and cover by Michael Allred and Laura Allred.

"Swiped from Dimension X!" Frank Einstein must run the gauntlet through multiple realities in various comic strip and comic book universes in a story you'll have to see to believe! Will Frank make it back to Snap City? Or will he settle into a new world and just try to make the best of it?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 6.

NOBLE CAUSES #31

Written by Jay Faerber, art by Yildiray Cinar, cover by Khary Randolph.

Judgment Day. Gaia Noble finally faces the consequences of her recent actions, and the Noble family will never be the same.

32 page, $3.50, in stores on June 13.

PVP #35

Written, art and cover by Scott Kurtz.

When Scratch Fury, the office cat, experiences his first kill, he is overtaken by an unquenchable blood thirst that can only lead to...murder?

24 pages, black and white, $3.50, in store on June 27.

SPAWN #171

Written by David Hine, art and cover by Brian Haberlin.

Desperate to regain her powers of magick, Nyx seeks help among the Voudou community of New Orleans. But the price she has to pay proves too high. Only Spawn can save her from the evil she encounters. The problem is, the last time they met, Spawn swore to kill her if their paths ever crossed again. Poor Nyx. Out of the cauldron and into the fire.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on July 25.

SPAWN: GODSLAYER #2

Written by Brian Holguin, art by Philip Tan, cover by Jay Anacleto.

"The Winter King," part two. In the realm of the Winter King, as the days grow shorter and the shadows deepen, families cower in fear of the ravenous cannibal god, Urshrek. As the Godslayer continues his perilous trek to hunt down the tyrant god, he enlists the aid of an unlikely companion--a dissolute wanderer named Dromo. Meanwhile, Neva seeks answers regarding Bairn's enslavement, and a prideful goddess seeks to avenge the murder of her twin.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 27.

STRANGE EMBRACE #2

Written, art and cover by David Hine, colors by Rob Steen.

The strange man that haunted his dreams has somehow pulled young Sukumar into an altogether different nightmare... but who is the sinister stranger and why does he insist upon telling Sukumar his terrible stories?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 13.

STRANGE GIRL #18

Written by Rick Remender, art and cover by Peter Bergting.

In a seemingly futile attempt to halt the ancients from annihilating all life on Earth, Bethany and crew join forces with those who set the ancients free. Everyone gets exactly their heart's desire--and everyone dies.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 27.

STRONGARM #5

Written by Steve Horton, art and cover by David Ahn.

Mini-series finale. The mastermind of Rob's assault and disfigurement is revealed! As Rob deals with the shock of his discovery, he's forced into a final duel that he never wanted! In the end, hard decisions must be made and lives are changed forever. Is it the end of corruption, or only the beginning?

24 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on June 20.

TEXAS STRANGERS #4

Written by Antony Johnston and Dan Evans III, art by Mario Boon and Traci Hui, cover by Jeremy Love and Steven Sanders.

Stranger vs. Stranger! Meet two new Rangers who may have the skills to turn the tide in the Houstons' favor--Sally Sunclaw and the Padre! The Lone Stranger has decided that no one is safe from his wrath, including Wyatt and Madara. Can the twins unlock the mystery of the Stranger before malevolent forces end their latest adventure?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 6.

TRUE STORY, SWEAR TO GOD #9

Written, art and cover by Tom Beland.

Romance and comedy from a man's point of view. This is one love story you can relate to.

24 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on June 6.

UNRAVEL #3

Written by Dan Wickline, art by Homeros Gilani, cover by Tone Rodriguez.

"Living in the Details," part three. While trying to connect an amnesiac stranger to a cold case homicide, Detective Lindsey Shaw has found only missing evidence and dead ends. But a possible eye-witness to the decade-old murder may be what she needs to make the mystery Unravel!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 20.

WARD OF THE STATE #2

Written by Christopher E. Long, art and cover by Chee.

Dravis and Carrie give each other hope for a better life far away from the ugly and violent world they currently inhabit. But as the two foster children make plans to run away together, a ruthless killer has them in his crosshairs!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 6.

THE WALKING DEAD #40

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

The beginning is near.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on June 20.

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TOP COW TITLES

FIRST BORN: FIRST LOOK

Written by Ron Marz, art and cover by Stjepan Sejic.

Top Cow Productions presents a sneak preview of First born, the three-issue limited series debuting in July. Spinning out of the current events in the monthly Witchblade series, regular series writer Ron Marz delivers the story that fans have been asking for since the pivotal Witchblade #100 -- the birth of Sara Pezzini's child and the truth behind her mysterious pregnancy!

16 pages, $0.99.

FIRST BORN: STJEPAN SEJIC LITHO

Art by Stjepan Sejic.

Bring the beautiful cover image from First Born First Look by Top Cow exclusive digital painter Stjepan Sejic home as a limited edition lithograph of 500 pieces reproduced at the highest quality possible at 12 by 18 inches!

Limited Edition Lithograph $29.99.

TOP COW/MARVEL: UNHOLY UNION

Written by Ron Marz, penciled by Michael Broussard, cover by Marc Silvestri.

The biggest Top Cow/Marvel crossover yet drops into stores in June! Every mob boss needs a competent lawyer. Jackie Estacado's hired a great one (even though he does happen to be blind). But even if Jackie can beat the rap, the Spirit of Vengeance is not so easily satisfied. As if a battle royale between The Darkness and Ghost Rider weren't enough, this special features the Incredible Hulk rampaging through New York City, both the current and former bearers of the Witchblade, and even an appearance by the master of the mystic arts, Doctor Strange. A stand-alone story that nevertheless sets the stage for Top Cow's First Born event, this is a tale in which all hell breaks loose -- literally!

40 pages, $3.99.

MADAME MIRAGE #2

Written by Paul Dini, art and cover by Kenneth Rocafort.

Hollywood's elite have gathered to party the night away at the fabulous Kelly Mansion. But this season's soiree is going to take a deadly turn when Madame Mirage crashes the party. But will the hunter become the prey when Mirage encounters Mousetrap?

32 pages, $2.99.

WITCHBLADE #109

Written by Ron Marz, art by Adriana Melo, colored by Annette Kwok, cover by Chris Bachalo.

Dani Baptiste faces her deadliest test to date as Celestine brings her full madness to bear on the newest wielder of the Witchblade. Dani will need the full power of the Witchblade in order to survive ... but can she control it once she unleashes it? Meanwhile, the birth of Sara Pezzini's baby draws ever closer, as the story hurtles toward the summer's First Born crossover event.

32 pages, $2.99.

WITCHBLADE TAKERU MANGA #5

Written by Yasuko Kobayashi, art by Kazasa Sumita, colored by Blond, covers by Sumita and David Mack.

Top Cow Productions and Bandai Entertainment present a wholly unique interpretation of the Witchblade mythos in this authentic manga. The battle between the demon Kira and Takeru is on! Will Kou be an asset or a liability in this fight? And how much control will Takeru have to give over to the Witchblade in order to survive? In the final analysis, will the price of victory be too high? Originally serialized in Japan's popular magazine, Champion Red and written by Witchblade Anime head writer, Yasuko Kobayashi, this uniquely Japanese tale is collected for the first time in standard comic format and in full color.

32 pages, $2.99.

CITY OF HEROES #19

Written by Sean Fish and Matt Miller, penciled by Joe Prado, colored by Blond, cover by David Nakayama.

Positron discovers a terrible threat from the Rikti. And a long forgotten, powerful hero has returned, but who's side is the hero on? What are the true motives and goals of the group known as Vanguard? The City of Heroes comic comes to a dramatic conclusion. This issue sets the stage for in game events for the coming year!

32 pages, $2.99.

COMMON GROUNDS TP (NEW PRINTING)

Written by Troy Hickman, penciled by various, cover by Rodolfo Migliari.

Writer Troy Hickman welcomes you to Common Grounds, a chain of doughnut and coffee shops where both heroes and villains kick back in their off-hours. Hickman delivers a total of 13 tales of triumph and tragedy putting a true-to-life view on the arch types. The stories are lavishly illustrated by a galaxy of star artists including George Perez, Sam Keith, Dan Jurgens and Chris Bachalo.

144 pages, $14.99.

THE DARKNESS VOLUME 6 TP

Written by David Lapham and David Wohl, penciled by Francis Manapul and Brian Denham, cover by Dale Keown.

This latest volume collects the first foray from Stray Bullets mastermind, David Lapham as Jackie travels to Sin City for "Hell House," joined by Brian Denham. Then, The Darkness co-creator David Wohl takes the reigns to tell a tale of the age old battle between light and dark, as the Angelus comes to town! Did we mention the Magdalena wants in on the action as well? Collecting The Darkness volume 2 issues #17-24, this trade paperback collection delivers new tales of The Darkness from some of the industry's biggest names!

224 pages, $14.99.

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PLATINUM STUDIOS TITLES

KISS 4K #2

Written by Ricky Sprague, art and cover by Daniel Campos and Kevin Crossley, cover by Rodolfo Migliari.

The KISS 4K team, Demon, Starchild, King of All Beasts and Celestial, meet a new ally, Lolita Strange and her coven of witches. But are they really allies? And what past do they share with the mysterious Wicked Lester? Plus, learn what the Destroyer cult has planned for the KISS 4K team. This issue's cover is the first in a series of four interlocking covers that will grace KISS 4K #2-#5. all!

32 pages, $2.99.

KISS 4K LIMITED EDITION PREVIEW BOOK

This 12-page tome pulls back the curtain on the development of KISS 4K with special commentary by Gene Simmons! Only 5000 copies produced.

12 pages, $10.

THE WEAPON #1

Written by Fred van Lente, art by Scott Koblish.

Martial arts enthusiast and inventor Tommy Zhou has developed a groundbreaking innovation--wrist bands that create an endless variety of weapons from solid holograms. But an evil order of assassins believes Tommy has stumbled upon the long-lost mystic technique of the Order of Wu-Shi--ìthe way of the Weapon"--and they're sending waves of killers after him to steal it back! Action! Fights! Advanced technology! Ancient Chinese legend! They all collide here!

32 pages, $2.99.

HERO BY NIGHT #4

Written and art by D.J. Coffman, color by Jason Embury.

When Jack King dons the Hero By Night costume, he learns that it takes more to be a superhero than a costume and a ring. It takes courage. Jack might save Roz, but is he ready to fight the previous Hero By Night's arch-nemesis, the Iron Talon? Find out in this conclusion!

32 pages, $2.99.

RED MANTIS

Story, art, and cover by Martin Pardo and David Morancho.

Love is never easy -- especially for Lola, the legendary Red Mantis, and world's deadliest female assassin. When she falls in love with Dennis, an FBI agent, Dennis doesn't know who she really is...and Lola's been marked for death by a powerful gangster. Even if they manage to stay alive, can their love survive after Dennis learns the truth?

72 pages, $12.99.




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