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THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2008

MOONSTONE BOOKS FOR AUGUST

CAPTAIN ACTION COMICS #1

Written by Fabian Nicieza, Marv Wolfman and Paul Kupperberg, art by Mark Sparacio, colors by James Brown, covers by Sparacio, Marat Mychaels and Ruben Procopio.

The first issue of Capšs ongoing super-spy thriller takes off here! The new Captain Action has to take down the superhuman targets who have been co-opted by the Red Crawl. Hešs got to put them out of commission in a hurryŠby whatever means necessary. Cap learns therešs an extra bonus by using the dermaplast genetic manipulation gunk to disguise himself as someone elseŠbut the bonus comes at a price! And yes, we know youšve heard this before, but man-o-man, be ready for this shocker of an ending!

Also in this issue, Moonstone's first appearance of Mandrake the Magician by Mike Bullock.

32 pags, $3.99 (Retro variant, $5.99).

THE PHANTOM #26

Written by Mike Bullock, art by Zeu and Silvestre Szilagyi, colors by Bob Pedroza, covers by Zeu and Andy Smith.

"Man O' War." Past collides with the present! From the Chronicles of the 13th Phantom! While returning to the United States with his wife, Jeanette, The Ghost Who Walks finds himself embroiled in a battle with sea faring slave traders. Will The Phantom be able to free the enslaved members of the Llongo tribe, or join them in chains? And how does this tie in to the life of the 21st Phantom?

32 pages, $3.99.

THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER TPB: NOBODY RIDES FOR FREE

Written by Joe Gentile, art by Trevor Von Eeden, Walter Figueroa, Chad Hunt and Dennis Calero, tones by Ken Wolak, Wally Lowe, cover by Michael Stribling.

New printing! A Moonstone Crime Wave event! Ride the rails with the man who knows your story, whether you're willing to tell it or not! The Traveler is destined to ride this train alongside passengers with questionable fates. Fates that must be explored as they come to this crossroads, then guided along to their final destination. Together these three eerie stories showcase the Traveler at his best, with plenty of moody atmosphere and emotion.

128 pages, black and white, $19.99.

PARTNERS IN CRIME

Written by CJ Henderson and Joe Gentile, art by Jaime Calderon and Oscar Jimenez Garrido, cover by Craig White.

A Moonstone Crime Wave event! The past meets the future to defeat an unspeakable evil! A novel featuring Kolchak and some of historyšs greatest fictional crime fighters in a battle against ultimate evil!

Europe, 1945, the final days of World War II. A sinister plan to defeat the Allies using black sorcery is thwarted, only to be resurrected again in a form more terrible than ever before! Now, over six turbulent decades, across multiple continents, and through the darkest alternate dimensions, a force of unimaginable power is poised to subjugate all mankind...

Their names are legend; their exploits are known around the world: Kolchak: the Nightstalker, Boston Blackie, Johnny Dollar, Lai Wan, Candy Matson, Pat Novak, Blackshirt, Mr. Keen, and Jack Hagee. Now, this amazing group will find themselves pitted against a power that transcends time and space...an evil so corrupt that the fate of humanity may hang in the balance!

192 pages, black and white, $14.95.

SEX, LIES AND PRIVATE EYES

Written by Max Allan Collins, Loren D. Estleman, Stuart M. Kaminsky, John Lutz and Robert Randisi, cover by Craig White.

A Moonstone Crime Wave Event!When it comes to sex, lies often follow... and in the dark heart of the city, death can be the ultimate payback! A landmark collection of all new original noir short stories with the theme of "sex for sale." Written by some of today's top crime writers, Sex, Lies and Private Eyes features a stunning cast of legendary characters from the best mysteries of the past and present: Alo Nudger, Fred Carver, Blackshirt, Candy Matson Domino Lady, Kolchak, Lai Wan, Jack Hagee, PI , Johnny Dollar, Mr. Keen, Pat Novak, Sherlock Holmes, The Silencers, The Maze Agency, Toby Peters, Truxton Lewis and more!

288 pages, black and white, $16.95.

MR. KEEN, TRACER OF LOST PERSONS TPB

Written by Justin Gray, art by Lee Ferguson.

A Moonstone Crime Wave event! Action, violence, love, loss, and psychosis... In a city that can swallow you whole, only one man can find what cannot be found. Ninette Moeller steps off a flight from Paris and onto the mean streets of New York City. She's after one Lucien Denali, a man who has done unspeakable damage to her. She hires the tireless Mr. Keen: Tracer of Lost Persons, to hunt him down. Sure, it sounds easy-the man's a big name in the underworld, getting him in their sights should be no sweat...but Denali's bulletproof, like ten inches of Kevlar.

96 pages, black and white, $11.95.

MR. MOTO: WELCOME BACK, MR. MOTO TPB

Written by Rafael Nieves, art by Tim Hamilton.

A Moonstone Crime Wave event! Be here for the return of the world's most inscrutable secret agent! Pulitzer Prize winner John P. Marquand's creation makes his comics debut! With the end of World War Two, Ken Takashi is released from an internment camp. Instead of being greated by a culture that should be ashamed of what it did to so many innocent men and women, he finds himself surrounded by bigots, still quick to dehumanize any Asian it comes across. Frustrated, humiliated, and without many options he is met by Mr. Moto. He is there to help Ken, many times-but his motives are his own, and he may show Ken that he has much more to lose than he could ever have dreamed.

96 pages, $11.95.

SHERLOCK HOLMES & KOLCHAK THE NIGHT STALKER: CRY OF THUNDER #1

Written by JG, art by Andy Bennett and Carlos Magno, covers by Joe Corroney and Eddy Newell.

A Moonstone Crime Wave event! Based on true eventsŠa historic unveiling! Not a dream, not a hoax, not a parallel universe! Two of the most unique investigators of all time try to untangle the same mystery...one hundred years apart from each other! The lawless wild west- the hidden world of Victorian London -- the present day hell of Hollywood...there...and back again. Follow Holmes' trail of a man who was wrongfully -- and willingly -- imprisoned, to shocking New World Order anarchy, to a beautiful woman who needs Kolchak to delve into the surreal past, to the shunned man who has the key ...one of the strangest stories never told...

32 pages, $3.99 (Limited sketch cover variant, $9.99).

MCCANDLESS & COMPANY: INSECURITIES

Written by J.C. Vaughn, illustrated by Gene Gonzales, covers by Gonzales and Michael Avon Oeming.

A Moonstone Crime Wave event! From the Harvey Award-nominated creator of Antiques: The Comic Strip and Zombie-Proof and writer of 24 comes this story of two private detectives from two very different walks of life, Carey McCandless and Jessica Williams. Along with their only employee, would-be writer David Bradshaw, they investigate the surprisingly deadly theft of $60 million from a mutual fund.

56 pages, black and white, $4.99.

BOSTON BLACKIE: BLOODY SHAME TPB

Written by Stefan Petrucha, art by Kirk Van Wormer and Chris Burnham, cover by Dave Dorman.

New printing! A Moonstone Crime Wave event! Suave safe-cracker/ ex-con, Boston Blackie is misunderstood...a lot. This TPB contains two full-length features: First a jewel heist goes horribly wrong. A five-year-old boy disappears, is presumed dead, and all fingers point to Boston Blackie. The body is never found, and seven years later BB is still haunted by what happened that night. And then...A woman from Blackie's past comes to him for help. Her son is sitting on death row for a murder she knows he did not commit.

96 pages, black and white, $10.49.



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