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TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008

VIRGIN COMICS FOR OCTOBER

NOWHERE MAN #0

Story by Hugh Jackman and Marc Guggenhiem, script by Guggenheim, art by Paul Gulacy, cover by Marko Djurdjevic.

Its 500 years in the future and an oppressive government monitors everything -- including your mind. It's the Patriot Act gone haywire. Everyone on earth has been infected with a virus that allows a central computer to tap into and analyze their thoughts. But a group of rebels have engineered the ultimate weapon: a genetically altered child, born immune to the virus. With the ability to act undetected, he's the only one on the planet that can bring some semblance of privacy and individuality back to the world. It is his destiny. He is the Nowhere Man.

16 pages, $1.

TIMESLIP GN

Original story by James Dean Conklin, story by Mark Reynolds and Stuart Moore, written by Moore, art and cover by Shounak Jog.

A wild ride through past and future ages, Timeslip begins in 2093 AD at Time Security, Inc. -- where scientific pioneers have unlocked and closely guard the secrets of time travel. Leading a series of dangerous "timeslip" expeditions to research the past is the beautiful and brilliant Maru Blackstone, whose troubled father founded the company. But a mysterious rogue traveler is timeslipping into past eras, attempting to wipe out the Blackstone genetic line. The trail leads straight back to her father -- and a strange figure from Maru's past. Are they out to destroy history, or save it?

56 pages, $5.99.

GUY RITCHIE'S GAMEKEEPER SERIES 2 #7

Written by Jeff Parker, art by Ron Randall and Ron Chan, coverr by Ashok Bhadana.

This special origin story of Raven concludes as we witness his first job with the notorious žSoccer ClubÓ. Out to steal millions of pounds from the Sultan before a rival gang guns them down, can this rookie player put on his game-face and become an all-star assassin? Or will his oversized ego stand in the way of game-time glory?

32 pages, $2.99.

BLADE OF THE WARRIOR: KSHATRIYA #3

Written by Arjun Gaind, art by R.Manikandan, cover by Dean Ruben Hyrapiet.

His rightful kingdom stolen from him by a deceitful brother, the warrior Kshatriya wanders the world, struggling to contain the tiger's fury trapped within him. Now Kshatriya faces a moment of truth -- will he retreat into his loneliness, or will he join forces with a beautiful Princess Arya who is assembling an army to battle the demon hordes of Mayadeva in this sword-and-sorcery tale with an Eastern flavor.

32 pages, $2.99.

DEEPAK CHOPRA'S BEYOND VOL. 1 TP

Written by Ron Marz, art by Edison George, cover by Luke Ross.

Collecting the critically-lauded series from the mind of best-selling author Deepak Chopra! Acclaimed writer Ron Marz and artist Edison George combine their talents to adapt Chopra's science-fiction tale of an American businessman who must cross dimensions, confront his own shortcomings and conquer death itself, all in an effort to find his missing wife. A journey equal parts adventure and self-discovery, this collection features an extensive section of extras, including a sketchbook and a new introduction from Deepak Chopra. Collects issues #1-4.

128 pages, $14.99.

TELLING STORIES WITH COLOR

Created by Laura Martin.

Colorist extraordinaire Laura Martin shares the tricks of the trade in this insightful and easy-to-read guide to contemporary comics coloring. Any aspiring colorist, artist, or comics enthusiast can enjoy learning about the process and secrets behind producing great-looking comics in this insightful guidebook from the master colorist herself!

112 pages, $14.99.

BEASTS AND SUPERBEASTS GN

Written by Jeremiah Chechik, art and cover by Leonardo Manco.

In this neo-noir action thriller, an unstable cop risks his job, his loved ones and even his life as he's thrust into a battle between mankind and what where thought to be mythical creatures of lore. Film and television director Jeremiah Chechik (Burn Notice, The Bronx Is Burning, Robert Altman's Gun) makes his graphic novel debut in this heart-pounding tale.

56 pages, $5.99.

PROJECT: KALKI VOL. 1 TP

Written by Arjun Gaind, art by Vivek Shinde, cover by Mukesh Singh.

The end of the world is upon us. War. Chaos. Famine. Suffering everywhere. As if things couldn't get worse, the remains of the Indian god Rama have been stolen, turning up in a lab in India with potentially disastrous results. Cloned from this mythic DNA comes a being, named Avator, that develops into full manhood in a matter of days, and exhibits an unusual ability to transmit emotion as energy. But his powers are uncontrollable and he soon discovers that he's a destructive force unlike anything the world has ever seen. Masterminded by a diabolically evil figure, he was clearly žbornÓ to bring about the end of civilization. Destined to destroy the world, can Avatar make the right choice and save it instead? Collects issues #1-4.

112 pages, $14.99.

RAMAYAN 3392 AD RELOADED #10

Written by Shamik Dasgupta, art and cover by Jeevan Kang.

The latest story arc roars to a climax, and the fate of the Ape Kingdom hangs in the balance! The mad King Baali has brought his kingdom to the brink of chaos, and even the heroes Rama and Lakshman won't be enough to save it. The lone hope is a deadly and mysterious warrior who hides shocking secrets under his mask. The storyline culminates in an epic battle, and sets the stage for next exciting chapter!

32 pages, $2.99.



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