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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

BLUEWATER PRODUCTIONS FOR DECEMBER

VICTORIA╣S SECRET SERVICE : TRADE PAPERBACK

Written by Darren G. Davis and Terrance Griep, art by Nadir Balan.

They say it takes a thief to catch a thief, and the glamorous field agents of VSS put this tenant to the test when they allow their newest member, the American sneak-thief Scarlet, to take point on her first full mission: hoping to derail on imminent coronation, an unknown scoundrel has stolen the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. It's up to Lark, Raven, Brooke, and Scarlet to steal back these vibrant symbols of the monarchy they have be paid to protect. But which of her teammates is spying on Scarlet? And why? It's thief versus thief and spy versus spy in this high-impact thriller.

128 pages.

JUDO GIRL: TRADE PAPERBACK

Written by Terrance Griep, art by Nadir Balan.

The title from Bluewater is coming back next month, so get caught up in this groovy graphic novel. Judo Girl is a woman on a mission: after having spent 40-years in suspended animation, she searches for her missing brother. And Captain Steel hasn't exactly spent the last four decades collecting rust either. Indeed, his awful plans are about to solidify on a worldwide scale. On the flip side is a retro story set during the era of go-go boots and slot cars revealing the secret origin of the original Steel Ray! Martial art meets pop art; both the modern story and the retro story tie in together for one fantastic adventure.

96 pages.

VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS #4

Written by Chad Helder, pencils by Giovanni P. Timpano, cover by Joel Robinson.

Vincent Price Presents all new gothic horror stories for a new generation of Vincent Price fans. In this macabre tale where gothic horror meets the perversions of science, a young boy must face a twisted trial, a rite of passage conceived by a madman, and confront a creature deep within a mad scientist╣s dungeon.

32 pages, $3.50.

BARTHOLOMEW OF THE SCISSORS #4

Written by Chad Helder, art and cover by Daniel Crosier.

In the fourth and final issue of Bartholomew of the Scissors, the White Blob, bent on assimilating the human race, rises from the sea to secure its stronghold on the town. In a desperate battle, Gordon Watt enlists the help of the National Guard to drive the monstrous organism back into the sea. Meanwhile, Jessica and Victor fall into the clutches of a witch-hunting mob seeking the annihilation of all Spectral Phantasms. Only Bartholomew of the Scissors and his menacing Scissor Swarm has the power to save them from being burned alive at the stake.

32 pages, $3.50.

WATERBURY #2

Written by Dan Rafter, pencils and cover by Bryan Golden.

Audrey's husband dreamt of living in a small town and running his own bed-and-breakfast inn. That dream may have killed him. And now Audrey's wondering if it might do the same to her. Is Audrey willing to make a deal with the devil to save herself? Find out in this second installment of Bluewater's manga-style mystery series.

32 pages, $3.50.

1782: THE YEAR OF THE BLOOD: ONE SHOT

Written, art and cover by Mike Maydak.

After seven long years, victory has reigned at Yorktown. Whispered among the colonies, the promises of long sought freedoms and liberties. But to the west, across the Appalachians, there are no such promises. Only more strife, more hardship, more death. The year is 1782, the year of blood.

32 pages, $3.50.

RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: THE ELEMENTALS #4

Written by Scott Davis, art and cover by Sebastian Piriz.

It's all be leading up to this! The world is we thought we knew is gone and the planet is under a constant barrage from the wild Elemental beasts. Even the 5th Squadron seems fractured beyond repair. The great rift between the realities is growing and has reached the tipping point. In this final chapter of the fantastical and phantasmic WWI epic adventure, the squadron faces momentous decisions of life, death and sacrifice in one final push to bring the world back from the brink.

32 pages, $3.50.

THE IMAGINARIES : VOL. #2, #1

Written by Mike S. Miller and Ben Avery, art by Nikos Koutsis, covers by Koutsis and Miller.

The series from Image Comics moves to Bluewater. A child's faith is a powerful thing. It gives life to his imagination, and that imagination can even take on a life of its own. But what happens to the imaginary friends, the childhood superheroes, the playmates and stuffed animals when the children who gave them life no longer believe in them? They go to the Imagined Nation. SUPERHERO G is back in the continuing story of a city in need of a hero, and a hero who just wants to go home... When last we saw Superhero G, he was forced into the precarious position of having to serve the evil Ice Queen in order to get back home to Tanner, his child creator. Introducing to the U.S. market Greece's No. 1 comic book illustrator, Nikos Koutsis.

32 pages, $3.50.

ATLAS'S GUIDE TO THE ABC'S

Written by Darren G. Davis, art by Mark Brooks.

Seal of Excellence - Creative Child Magazine. Join the superpowered hero ATLAS, as he recites the Supreme Code of Superhero ABC's in this funny and unique board book for superkids.

Hardcover, $5.99.



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