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SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011

IMAGE COMICS FOR OCTOBER

BLOOD RED DRAGON #0

Written by Jon Goff, art by Carlo Soriano and Crimelab Syndicate, cover by Soriano.

Stan Lee and Todd McFarlane join Yoshiki to bring the world an all-new hero!

Born of light. Powered by darkness.

Dark prophecies speak of a power beyond comprehension: a noble force that rests, buried in the creative heart of the human spirit.  It is said this power is all that stands between existence and the unmaking of all things. One man must unlock his destiny and be re-made – a warrior to defeat the coming of Oblivion.

A hero will rise: The Blood Red Dragon reborn.

Blood Red Dragon combines elements of sci-fi, anime and American superhero comics in a modern gothic adventure story that plays at salvation, while hinting at the end of the world.

24 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 5, print run of 5,000.

THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #1

Written by Justin Jordan, art and cover by Tradd Moore.

Luther Strode is just your average nerd until he sends away for a bodybuilding course from an old comic book, one that works a whole lot better than he ever imagined. His newfound strength and strange talents make school a lot easier, but they've also caused some very, very bad people to take a very, very keen interest in him. Things will never be the same for Luther Strode…if he survives.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

FEEL BETTER NOW

Written, art and cover by Jonathan Hickman.

A PLUS! Novella. If you're a highly qualified psychologist in Los Angeles, the fake problem capital of the world, sometimes you get bored. And, sometimes, this means you screw with your patients. 

For the first time in three years, Hickman is writing and drawing a creator-owned comic. This one-and-done book is the first of three PLUS! stories, will not be collected for over a year, and is intended to have a shelf life of several months. 

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

THE LAST OF THE GREATS #1 

Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov, art by Brent Peeples, cover by Peeples and Phil Hester.

"The Deal," Part One. There were seven, possessing the power of gods, and representing all that could be right with the world. But now... he is the Last.  As humanity stands on the brink of annihilation, he is our only hope.  And he hates us for what we've done. A dynamic new take on how far mankind will stoop to survive.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

CARBON GREY ORIGINS #1

Written by Paul Gardner, Hoang Nguyen and Khari Evans, art by Pop Mhan, Khari Evans, Hoang Nguyen and Kinsun Loh, cover by Evans and Loh, alternate cover by Nguyen.

"Origin," Part one of two. An anthology of short stories set in the universe of the Carbon Grey. A boy becomes a god, two fictional characters come to life, a refugee becomes a queen and two sisters become killers. Legends, secret histories, and continuity errors – all will be revealed in Carbon Grey Origins.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

XENOHOLICS #1

Written by Joshua Williamson, art by Seth Damoose, cover by Dan Duncan.

Are you addicted to aliens? Late night Encounters? Abductions? Probes? The XenoHolics are here to help!  

Because everyone thinks they're a bunch of nutcases, a support group that claims aliens abducted them try to prove that aliens are real. But that's much easier said than done and they find themselves caught up in not just ONE government conspiracy, but TWO. Oh, yeah and along the way they learn who is lying about being abducted… and who is telling the truth.  

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 19.

CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011

Written by Matt Wagner, J. Michael Straczynski, Kazim Ali, Dara Naraghi, J.H. Williams Iii, Mark Waid, Carla Speed McNeil, AJ Lieberman, Michael Bramley, Steve Niles, Brandon Montclare, Judd Winick and Richard Starkings, art by Matt Wagner, Kevin Sacco, Craig Thompson, Chris Mitten, J.H. Williams Iii, Jeff Lemire, Carla Speed Mcneil, Riley Rossmo, Frank Quitely, Shane Davis, Fred Hembeck, Michael Montenat, Jack Purcell, JoĎlle Jones, Greg Land, Greg Horn, Thiago Micalopulos, Rodney Ramos, Dustin Nguyen, Dave Cooper, Ivan Reis and Shaky Kane, covers by John Cassaday and Matt Wagner.

Legendary Editor Bob Schreck gathers an all-star line-up of comics creators to stand up to those censoring bullies with 48 powerful pages of all-new story and art about standing up for your rights! All proceeds from this book benefit the important First Amendment work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who've been fighting censorship in comics for 25 years!

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

PILOT SEASON: TEST #1

Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov, art by Rahsan Ekedal, cover by Bagus Hutomo.

A group of ten strangers wake up in a mysterious town with no memory of who they are and how they got there. They are the lone survivors of an apocalyptic event, chosen to repopulate the Earth. But what is the true nature of their fate?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

PILOT SEASON: CITY OF REFUGE #1

Written by Morgan Davis Foehl, art and cover by Dennis Calero.

Over a decade after Terminal, the residents of San Francisco live a peaceful and prosperous existence thanks to the Program. Every resident of the city is hand-selected and implanted with the chip Secura, which removes the human capacity for violence to maintain the greater good. Only the city's security forces are allowed a brief reprieve from Secura through use of the drug Freestone in order to do their jobs. Now, rumors of Freestone getting out into the open market threaten to upset the delicate balance keeping humanity from extinction.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

PILOT SEASON: THE BEAUTY #1

Written by Jeremy Haun and Jason Hurley, art and cover by Haun.

Modern society is obsessed with outward beauty. What if there was a way to guarantee you could be come more and more beautiful every day? What if it was contagious? In the world of The Beauty, physical perfection is attainable and while the mass majority of the population has taken advantage of it, Detectives Foster and Vaughn will soon discover it comes with a terrible price.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

PILOT SEASON: FLESHDIGGER #1

Written by Shannon Eric Denton and Brad Keene, art by Alex Sanchez, cover by Bernie Wrightson.

A random act of kindness can be damning. When a man witnessed the ruthless beating of an innocent woman, he rushed to help her and was brutally murdered for his trouble. Now driven by revenge, sorrow, and guilt, the woman enacts arcane forces to resurrect him. From out of the earth he'll rise, a twisted, worm-riddled monstrosity forced to carry out vengeance to maintain whatever life he has left, all while confronting the unimaginable truth of his new, hideous existence.  Is he forever damned to be a rotting monster driven by an insatiable bloodlust...or is it possible to shed the curse and return to normal?  The torment belongs to the living nightmare they'll call Fleshdigger.  God help anyone who gets in his way!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

WITCHBLADE #151

Written by Tim Seeley, art by Diego Bernard, covers by John Tyler Christopher and Dennis Calero.

The new creative team of Tim Seeley and Diego Bernard bring excitement and big changes to Sara Pezzini's world with this debut jump-on issue! Forever altered by the events of Artifacts, Sara finds herself in a completely foreign situation and surroundings. The mystery of how and why will compel readers for the coming year and beyond!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26 (Foil Stamped and Signed Collector's Edition, $14.99).

ARTIFACTS ORIGINS ONE-SHOT

Written by Ron Marz, art by various.

Thirteen ancient, mystical Artifacts have influenced the fate of mankind since the beginning of time. These same 13 are prophesized to bring about the end of the Universe. In this special one-shot, Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz unveils the secrets of the Artifacts with an all-star lineup of artists, including Marc Silvestri, Dale Keown, Bart Sears, Michael Golden, Whilce Portacio, Michael Broussard, Jeremy Haun, John Tyler Christopher and more!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

'68 ENCORE EDITION

Written by Mark Kidwell, art by Nat Jones and Jay Fotos.

On February 13, 1968, Lieutenant Tommy Blake led a five-man fire team into the deep jungles of Vietnam to investigate the sudden silence of a deep-cover listening post. What they found, far from the relative safety of tiny firebase Aries, hidden by the shadows of an enemy-infested rainforest and buried in the heart of a darkness known as "Indian Country" is a brutal story of violence and horror. The hungry dead have risen in the war torn hell of Vietnam and there are zombies in the razorwire…

So save a bullet for yourself.

The deluxe, "re-mastered" version of their 2006 cult hit tale of military horror: '68. Re-presented in a single-issue format matching the book's original release, this powerful one-shot story meshes seamlessly with the continuity of the new, ongoing horror comic series and brings the "missing chapter" to a whole new generation of rabid readers.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

THE INFINITE HORIZON #5

Written by Gerry Duggan, art and cover by Phil Noto.

Finally – the completed series is resolicited! The Captain must avoid the siren song of a post-apocalyptic cult if he is to return safely to America.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

DOC BIZARRE, M.D. HC

Written by Joe Casey, with art and color by Andy Suriano.

From monsters crippled with pneumonia or demons suffering from incontinence, only one man claims to possess the skills and the training to cure what ails them… DOC BIZARRE, M.D.! He'll make globe hopping house calls for sick creepers, medically challenged myths and ghouls at death's door!

72 pages, $12.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

ARTIFACTS, VOL. 3 TP

Written by Ron Marz, art by Jeremy Haun and Dale Keown, cover by Keown.

The epic conclusion! Over a year in the making, the final act of Top Cow's landmark Artifacts is finally collected. The mysterious Survivor has been revealed and his plan exposed, but with the Artifact bearers evenly split is it possible for anyone to truly triumph? And what role will the deadly Thirteenth Bearer play in the final battle?Collects Artifacts #9-13.

160 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

LAST MORTAL HC

Written by John Mahoney and Filip Sablik, art and cover by Thomas Nachlik.

Alec King is a small time thief & con man who has always run away from responsibility. When he and his partner get in over their heads after being blackmailed into becoming hitmen and his partner is killed in the process, Alec tries to escape one last time. Alec attempts to take his own life, only to discover he cannot die. What would you do if you had nowhere left to run?

Collecting the hard-hitting noir tale of revenge from Minotaur Press, this hard cover not only offers the complete series, but a wealth of behind-the-scenes bonus material including a complete cover gallery, character designs, and a look at the development of Last Mortal. Collects Last Mortal #1-4.

160 pages, black and white, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

MICE TEMPLAR, VOL. 3 HC

Written by Bryan J.L. Glass and Michael Avon Oeming, art by Oeming and Victor Santos, cover by Oeming.

"A Midwinter Night's Dream." Karic was the prophesied "Chosen One," yet now all the Dark Lands will suffer for his audacious actions against King Icarus and the snake god of the druids. Winter has come to the Shadow Time. The Druid High Priest claims the vacant throne and unleashes a wave of tyranny. Civil war looms between rats and weasels. The legend of "Karic Lives" sparks open rebellion. While the hero Karic lies in a feverish coma, unable to wake: yet his dreams are a portal to the Outer Darkness, where the accursed evil of Donas the Nathair lays claim to Karic's very soul.

250 pages, $29.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

NIGHTMARE WORLD, VOL. 3: DEMON DAYS TP

Written by Dirk Manning, art by various, cover by Kristen Perry.

The Armageddon is over and The Devil has won. In this latest collection of stories culled from the hit Shadowline Web comic series, learn how the previous Nightmare World tales of Irish fairy-folk, vengeful zombie killers, alien ultra-heroes, Cthulhu and more combine with these 13 new tales of terror to reveal Lucifer's sinister plan to control Creation, revealing the haunted underbelly of a monstrous world all too similar to our own in the chilling tradition of "Tales from the Crypt" and "The Twilight Zone." Includes an introduction by GARY (Deadworld) REED, re-mastered art, a bonus prose story and more!

128 pages, $16.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

SCIENCE DOG OVERSIZED HC

Written by Robert Kirkman, art by Cory Walker, cover by Walker and Chris Chuckry.

From the pages of Invincible comes a Science Dog odyssey no fan should miss! Spanning time and space, watch Science Dog fight fire with fire, evil with science!

64 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

THE WALKING DEAD BOOK 7 HC

Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Charlie Adlard.

Rick and his group learn the dangers of living behind the safety of the Community walls, and much worse: what happens when those walls give way to those outside. Collects The Walking Dead #73-84.

304 pages, black and white, $34.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVOR'S GUIDE TP

Written by Tim Daniel and Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn.

Everything you've ever wanted to know about the cast of The Walking Dead. The Survivor's Guide is a handy checklist of all the characters who have appeared in the series thus far, alive or dead. This series is a supplement to the comic book series that is now a TV series on AMC!

112 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

WHO IS JAKE ELLIS?, VOL. 1, TP

Written by Nathan Edmondson, art and cover by Tonci Zonjic.

Jon Moore is a mercenary spy on the run, protected only by Jake Ellis, a man invisible to everyone except Jon. Collects Who is Jake Ellis? 1-5

136 pages, $16.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

THE WALKING DEAD "RICK AND ZOMBIES" T-SHIRT

Art by Charlie Adlard.

Just in time for the second season! A new t-shirt featuring Sheriff Rick Grimes from Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead! Showcasing artwork by Charlie Adlard and showcasing the most haunting walkers to date, this shirt is to die for.

S-XL, $24.99, XXL, $27.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

THE WALKING DEAD LUNCHBOX

Art by Charlie Adlard.

This is the ultimate gift for any fan of Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead – a lunchbox featuring artwork by series artist Charlie Adlard! Don't be the last survivor to roam without one!

$14.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

27: SECOND SET #2

Written by Charles Soule, art by Renzo Podesta, cover by Scott Forbes.

Garland has revealed to the world that he has a bizarre button implanted in his chest that gives him genius-level creative powers every time it is pushed. His fame has skyrocketed, but he's already attracting unwanted attention: a 1980s one-hit wonder turned witch will do whatever she can to steal the button, even if it means cutting it right out of Garland's chest!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

ALL NIGHTER  #5

Written, art and cover by David Hahn.

In this final issue, Kit and her friends set out on a cold winter road trip in an attempt to find the missing Martha. Kit's neighborhood is turned into a media carnival of exploitation in the wake of Martha's disappearance and thresholds are crossed that cannot be uncrossed.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

AVENGELYNE #4

Written by Rob Liefeld and Mark Poulton, art by Owen Gieni, covers by Liefeld and Gieni.

"The Hand of God," part one. The Coven guest star! A newspaper headline sends Avengelyne and Passover to a sleepy little beach town in Southern California to investigate a demon sighting. Meanwhile, Father Peter welcomes Father Michael O'Bannon, who has left Boston for the New Church of the People. Unfortunately, he doesn't leave behind his violent past as the bible thumping vigilante Priest makes his return! Plus, an "Extreme Origins" back-up written by Poulton with art by a guest artist!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

BLUE ESTATE #6

Written by Viktor Kalvachev and Andrew Osborne, art by Kalvachev, Toby Cypress, Nathan Fox and Robert Valley, cover by Kalvachev.

"Point of No Return." Worlds collide as dueling escape plans and murder plots converge in a house of cards that's about to come tumbling down!  A desperate starlet, a greedy mobster, a hired killer and a delusional Dexter fan all stand on the brink...but who will pass the point of no return in part six of this fast, funny, 100% cool new series?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

BOMB QUEEN VII: QUEEN'S WORLD #3

Written, art and cover by Jimmie Robinson.

The fanatical rise of the ShadowHawk cult is terrorizing the new era of global peace, now only the true hero behind the mask can save the world – but ShadowHawk's support begins to fall when Bomb Queen launches her new social network: FaceCrook.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 26.

'BREED III #6

Written, art and cover by Jim Starlin.

"The Alliance!" Ray Stoner and his new-found allies defend Elsewhere against the invading demon hordes.  Who are 'Breed's mysterious new friends?  They're why we can't show you the cover of this issue.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER #8

Written by Joe Casey, with art and cover by Mike Huddleston.

The envelope is finally pushed to the breaking point!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

CHEW #23  

Written by John Layman, art and covers by Rob Guillory.  

"Major League Chew," part three. Hey, remember that dead baseball player we put on the back cover of Issue #15? Tony learns his story this issue. And not voluntarily, either.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

THE DARKNESS #96

Written by Phil Hester, art by Romano Molenaar, covers by Jeremy Haun and Sheldon Mitchell.

Celebrate the fifteenth anniversary! Since The Darkness first debuted 15 years ago, the Darkness itself and its headstrong bearer, Jackie Estacado, have often been at odds. Estacado is no saint, but the Darkness has crossed a line and to protect his family, Jackie will take the fight into the heart of the Darkness itself.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

ELEPHANTMEN #37 

Written by Richard Starkings, art by Axel Medillin, cover by Boo Cook.

"The Killing Season," Part Two. Razorback! Old friend or new foe..?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

EPOCH #3

Written by Kevin McCarthy, art by Paolo Pantalena, cover by Pantalena and Bill Farmer.

Detective Jonah Wright is in a quandary.  To solve his partner's murder, he must completely immerse himself into the world of the Supernatural and fight for the Angels in Epoch.  With precious little time and scant hopes to defeat formidable, mythical foes like Demons, Trolls, and Vampires, Jonah has the alluring Aliyah to train him. Sometimes the solution is worse than the problem...

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

GLADSTONE'S SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS #6  

Written by Mark Andrew Smith, art and cover by Armand Villavert.

All Hell breaks loose when the Gladstone's Cadets take on their parents' old superhero nemesis. But have they bitten off more than they can chew? Can they restore their parents' villainous honor? It's an action-packed issue, with far reaching events that change the Gladstone's universe forever.

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

GREEN WAKE #6

Written by Kurtis J. Wiebe, art and cover by Riley Rossmo.

"Lost Children." The next chapter of the critically acclaimed saga returns and the face of Green Wake has been forever changed. A new threat to the once-quiet shores surfaces when rowboats wash ashore with nothing but fresh blood as a passenger and a new arrival begins a campaign to unite Green Wake's inhabitants with unknown purpose.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 26.

HACK/SLASH #9

Written by Tim Seeley, art by Daniel Leister, covers by Leister, Rachelle Rosenberg and Kristin Allen.

"Interdimensional Women's Prison Breakout," Part One. A portal has opened in NYC, letting out womanhood's worst! Dr. Weir! April Fool! And Bomb Queen! With Vlad too sick to move, Cassie will have to call Samhain for back up! But who's a bigger threat to the world? The ladies or Sam?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 12.

HAUNT #20

Written by Joe Casey, art and cover by Nathan Fox.

The past has caught up with Daniel Kilgore... and the ghost of his brother is sitting this one out!  Held captive in the hellhole of the Radical City of the Second Church, it will take a mysterious stranger to rescue Daniel... not only from his captors, but also from his own nightmares!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

THE INFINITE #3

Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Rob Liefeld.

Something is wrong. Bowen has traveled to the present to attack The Infinite at a time when no one is even aware of their steps toward world domination – but something is not right, they're too organized, too prepared... How could he have underestimated them so much?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

THE INFINITE #3 DELUXE EDITION

Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Rob Liefeld.

This Deluxe Edition of The Infinite #3 comes loaded with mountains of behind the scenes sketches and illustrations by Rob Liefeld and piles of notes and script pages by Robert Kirkman. Much like your favorite extras-filled DVDs, this version will give you a glimpse behind the curtain to see all the usually unseen work that goes into the creation of a comic book.

48 pages, $5.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

INVINCIBLE #87

Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Cory Walker.

It came from outer space -- and Invincible was completely unprepared. Get ready for another classic beat down in the grand Invincible fashion--but what does this have to do with The Viltrumites?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY #8

Written by S. Steven Struble, art by Sina Grace, cover by Jamie McKelvie.

"In a World of Ghosts." The Li'l Depressed Boy has weathered many storms while on the road with Drew Blood, and returns home only to find Jazz waiting on his front stoop.  How will LDB react to the return of the girl who broke his heart?  Also: why is the lock on his door broken?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

MAGDALENA #10

Written by Ron Marz, art by Nelson Blake II, David Marquez, Sal Regla and Dave McCaig, cover by Blake, Regla and McCaig.

Patience and Kristof's quest to recover a piece of the One True Cross takes a deadly turn in Mexico. Will Patience be able to recover the familial relic or will this mission make her just another statistic in a long line of Magdalenas?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

MARKSMEN #4  

Written by David Baxter, art by Javier Aranda, Garry Leach and Jessica Kholinne, cover by Tomm Coker.

Drake, Hercules and Athena set out to free Heston, but there are times when great sacrifices must be made, and as war wages mercilessly desperate acts bring dire consequences for the Marksmen.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

MORIARTY #5

Written by Daniel Corey, art and cover by Anthony Diecidue.

"The Lazarus Tree," Part One. In the wake of The Dark Chamber, Professor Moriarty finds himself afflicted with unsettling visions. He sets sail for Burma in search of an old ally, but finds himself caught up in a city on the brink of revolt, a troublesome Imperial Policeman, and a secret that holds the key to his destiny.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

MORNING GLORIES #14

Written by Nick Spencer, art by Joe Eisma, cover by Rodin Esquejob.

Run!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

MYSTERIOUS WAYS #4

Written by Jason Rubin, art and cover by Tyler Kirkham.

The Truth shall set you free and in this issue, the truth of Sam's life and deeds will be revealed to him.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

NEAR DEATH #2

Written by Jay Faerber, art by Simone Guglielmini, cover by Tomm Coker.

A convicted sex offender is targeted for death after getting released from prison. Can Markham protect the man? Should he?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

PIGS #2

Written by Nate Cosby and Ben McCool, art by Breno Temura, cover by Francesco Francavilla.

"Wayward Son."Who is the White Russian? Why do the Pigs need him? And how deep does loyalty go when the ones you love are terrorists? Witness the ongoing saga of a second generation KGB Cuban sleeper cell.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

THE RED WING #4

Written by Jonathan Hickman, art and cover by Nick Pitarra and Rachelle Rosenberg.

"There's Never Too Much Time." The conclusion to this time-bending epic. Discover who won the past! Find out who wins the future!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 19.

REED GUNTHER #5

Written by Shane Houghton, art and cover by Chris Houghton.

"Reed Gunther and The Freak Show Showdown!" In the thrilling conclusion to the first story arc, Reed must find a secluded spot in New York City to hide the powerful monster-generating Idol! But where can he hide such a dangerous item in one of the most crowded (and now monster-infested) cities on the planet?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

SAMURAI'S BLOOD #5

Written by Owen Wiseman, art by Nam Kim, Matthew Dalton and Sakti Yumono.

The tides of fate have brought a great asset to our three young companions for the Edo Ghost has returned to haunt Gakushi's reign. But destiny may have different plans for Katashi....

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

SAVAGE DRAGON #177  

Written, art and cover by Erik Larsen.

Osama bin Laden is back and he's out to destroy America! America's most wanted terrorist mastermind is back! Only this time he's a giant mutated killer hellbent on destroying the land of the free! Malcolm Dragon and Battle Girl are in for the greatest fight of their lives but what chance does a couple of high school students have against America's public enemy #1? Meanwhile, an alien invasion mounts and Savage Dragon is a million lightyears from home!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 26.

SCREAMLAND #5

Written by Harold Sipe and Christopher Sebela, art by Lee Leslie, cover by Hector Casanova.

"Death of the Party," Part Five. Time is running out to find Invisible Man's murderer and there's just one name left on the list of suspects: Robrain. Hitting the road to track him down, Carl and Travis will wade into an ocean of secrets, including one so huge it threatens to break up their bromance for good.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

SEVERED #3

Written by Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft, art and cover by Attila Futaki.

"It's A Jungle Out There." Things heat up as our cannibalistic salesman meets the kids and invites them over for dinner.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

SHINKU #5

Written by Ron Marz, art and cover by Lee Moder, Matthew Waite and Michael Atiyeh.

"Throne of Blood," Part Five. Shinku holds the key to wiping out her vampire enemies, but will she be able to unleash it in time? And even if she does... can she survive it herself? The first story arc of the selllout monthly series ends not with a bang, but with a blood-red splatter!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 18.

SKULLKICKERS #12

Written by Jim Demonakos, Kyle Stevens, Howard Tayler, Zach Weiner and Jim Zub, art by Joel Carroll, Mike Luckas, Ben McSweeney and Joe Ng, cover by Saejin Oh.

"Four More Tavern Tales." The Skullkickers tip back a few more pints and you're all invited along to the pub to toast their glory!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

SPAWN #212  

Written by Will Carlton, art by Szymon Kudranski and Todd McFarlane, cover by Kudranski.

"Violation of Trust," Part Two Spawn vs. Violator. The truth's revealed here will either set Jim and the Clown as enemies for all-time, or cement their bond. Either way, this is the end of the beginning.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

TEEN WOLF: BITE ME #2

Written by David Tischman, art by Stephen Mooney, cover by Joe Corroney.

Scott is on the run as he tries to deal with life as a full-time Werewolf. His Mom, school, Allison, the team--the excuses are piling up and everyone wants to know what's wrong. Adding to the drama, Scott's arch-rival Jackson is using Scott's disappearance to try and poison Allison against him. It's up to Stiles to discover the truth: a bio-engineered virus is causing Scott's condition. But who's behind the attack? And is there an antidote? Derek Hale may have the answer. The comic book based on MTV's new series continues, and tonight's a full moon.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

THE VAULT #3  

Written by Sam Sarkar, art by Garrie Gastonny, colored by Sakti Yuwong, cover by Gastonny and Bagus Hutomo.

Miniseries conclusion! After a confrontation with the Angel of Death that has destroyed their robot and killed one crew member, the team makes it back on board The Revelation believing the creature is dead.  They're wrong.  Very wrong.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 26.

VESCELL #3

Written by Enrique Carrion, art and cover by John Upchurch.

"Bone Hunt." Lt.Vega is racing against the clock to find a dealer in ancient saint bones that can be used to create S.M.D. (Sorcery of Mass Destruction) Spells. Also a glimpse into Betadov's plans for Mauricio. The Sci-fi Noir Saga continues!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

THE WALKING DEAD #90

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

Glenn will soon regret his decision.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #40

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

The beginning is near…

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #41

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

Death surrounds them.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #42

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

The time has come.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #43

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

Living safely among the dead for so long can make you let your guard down. You forget how dangerous they truly are. Mistakes are made... lives are lost.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.



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