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SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2010

MOONSTONE BOOKS FOR NOVEMBER

NORTHERN GUARD #1

Written by Ty Templeton, art by David Cutler, cover by Jason Edmiston.

Years ago, during the Golden Age of Comics, there was a group of colorful heroes who fought the good fight, stomped the bad criminals, and wiped out the really evil Nazis, far from the eyes of American comic fans, up in the frozen North of Canada. With stars like Johnny Canuck, Freelance, Commander Steele, Ghost Woman, Purple Rider and the Red Rogue, (amongst so many others), the comic books of the wartime Canadian Whites are considered by knowledgeable fans to be amongst the best created anywhere in the golden age. But these stories have never seen print in the United States, and the characters have rarely been seen outside of Canada. Until now. Moonstone's all-Canadian creative team tells all-new, full length stories, updating these classic characters for the 21st Century, complete with added, never before seen reprints of classic tales from the Golden Age for a punch filled package of epic comic adventure. Our main story takes place in the middle of the 21st Century, when international competition for dwindling water and power resources have led the world to the brink of war. A mad Russian physicist attempts to impose his own peace on the belligerent nations, and sets off a device meant to disarm all the radioactive material on Earth. It was supposed to work all at once, no more nuclear devices, peace for all time. But it didn't work that way, and instead it plunges most of the planet into a permanent and mysterious blackout. A new, electricity-free Dark Age, from which there seems to be no escape. All except for a one long stretch of North America -- a hundred miles wide and three thousand miles long -- through Alaska, across Canada, and down to Detroit through to New York City -- the power is still working and the lights are still on. And the Red Rogue's device that set all this in motion, seems to have given the locals super-powers.

40 pages, $3.99.

SECRET AGENT X #1

Written by Mel Odom and Mike W. Barr, art by Robert Geronimo, colored by Jason Jensen, covered by Tom Grindberg.

A Moonstone "Return of the Originals" event! Join Buffy novelist Mel Odom, who shows Secret Agent X as the ultimate spy.  He works within the US as well as overseas, against spies and scientists, battling men with guns and emerging super weapons. His greatest asset is that no one knows who he is, but that makes him a loner, just a man, in his war against the Nazis and other predators that align themselves against the United States. He can be anybody, anywhere...you will never see him coming. Plus: The Green Lama!

32 pages, $3.50.

CHICKS IN CAPES

Written by Nancy Holder, Elaine Lee, Jennifer Fallon and Trina Robbins, edited by Lori Gentile and Karen O'Brien, interior spot illustrations by Emily Stone, covers by Nicola Scott and Emily Stone, introduction by Maggie Thompson.

Chicks in Capes is fun and provoking collection of new prose short stories by a wide range of female authors: including NYT Bestselling authors Nancy Holder, Debbie Viguie, and Jennifer Fallon, along with comic book herstorian Trina Robbins, and a host of other popular fiction and comic book contributors. All of the stories are about super heroines, many characters created exclusively for this collection, and featuring new stories about established characters: Lady Action and Domino Lady. All contributors for the book are female! Strong female super-heroine characters from all walks of life are included in this stellar anthology: a parking valet, an archeologist, a bike messenger, a nurse, a holocaust survivor and many more. There is something for everyone is this anthology: action, adventure, drama, romance, science-fiction, and more!

208 pages, $14.99.

HONEY WEST #3

Written by Elaine Lee, art by Ronn Sutton, colors by Ken Wolak, cover by Lee Moyer. Cover: Lee Moyer

New story arc, part 1 of 3! Honey is hired by an anonymous employer, Honey goes undercover on the set of low-budget sci-fi film Amazons of Mars to investigate the mysterious death of Zu Zu Varga, queen of the B-movies. It looks like murder, but who had motive? Was it the scheming ingenue, the down-on-his luck director, the jealous agent, or the ageing teen heartthrob? Robots, aliens and murder in 1960s CA!

32 pages, $3.50.

BLACK BAT DOUBLESHOT: BLACK DEATH #2

Written by Mike Bullock, art by Michael Metcalf, cover by Tom Grindberg.

An army of junkies threatens the projects and only Black Bat has the fix they need. Meanwhile, Death Angel investigates what would turn a man from spurned lover to homicidal spree killer. Before the caped crusader patrolled the streets, before horn head prowled the back alleys, the original dark avenger hunted evil men. The Black Bat is back and hell's coming with him!

32 pages, $3.50.

ZOMBIES VS. CHEERLEADERS #2

Written by Brandon Jerwa, Bill Maus, Steven L., art by Remy Mokhtar, Bill Maus and Benjamin, covers by Daniel Campos, Pasquale Qualano, Joe Pekar and Ben Tan.

Jerwa brings us a hilarious tale of what happens when the last zombie and the last cheerleader alive have to co-exist. Plus, two other wicked stories. Covers by Daniel Campos, Pasquale Qualano, Joe Pekar, and Ben Tan. The back cover is sketch friendly!

32 pages, $3.99.



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