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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2012

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT FOR MARCH

MARK WAID'S GREEN HORNET #1

Written by Mark Waid, art by Daniel Indro, cover by Paolo Rivera.

The Hornet faces his most dangerous enemy ever -- an egotistical, arrogant Britt Reid! In his alter-ego as a powerful newspaper publisher, the Hornet has lost control, becoming a social crusader far too sure of himself and of his judgment. But when he finally goes too far, an innocent man pays a terrible price -- and the legend of the Green Hornet begins its cataclysmic collapse!

32 pages, $3.99.

GARTH ENNIS' RED TEAM #2

Written by Garth Ennis, art by Craig Cernak, covers by Howard Chaykin.

The Rules: in which our heroes take a further step down a very dangerous road and lay out their battle plan. But not everyone is happy with the unit's new direction, especially some of the other players in the game...

32 pages, $3.99.

THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE #2

Written by Matt Wagner, art by Wilfredo Torres, covers by Matt Wagner, Alex Ross, Chris Samnee, Howard Chaykin.

The Shadow saves Margo Lane for the first time as two thugs try to throw her off the roof of the Cobalt Club. "Big Gun" Massaretti begins a gangland war under the mesmerizing control of a mysterious presence. And, The Shadow sets up the initial version of his hidden Sanctum.

32 pages, $3.99.

VAMPIRELLA STRIKES #3

Written by Tom Sniegoski, art by Johnny Desjardins, covers by Johnny Desjardins, Fabiano Neves.

The angel general, Evanuel has made a deal with devils--but why? What secret would be so dire as to make one of the most powerful angel soldiers in Heaven's legions give up his blood willingly?

32 pages, $3.99.

VAMPIRELLA #29

Written by Brandon Jerwa, art by Heubert Kahn Michael, covers by Fabiano Neves, Paul Renaud, Lucio Parrillo.

"Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun": Part 1 (of 3)--After being scattered around for a bit, Team Vampirella is reunited with new purpose. It's a good thing, too, because the team will have their hands full fighting a coven of witches in the present, while Vampirella and Criswell are otherwise occupied. And by "occupied," we mean their minds have been projected 100 years into the future!

32 pages, $3.99.

VAMPIRELLA: NUBLOOD

Written by Mark Rahner, art and cover by Cezar Razek.

Vampirella continues to thrash her way through vampire pop culture, as she visits a sultry, trashy Southern town where the vampires are out of the closet and a synthetic blood substitute is getting a test-run. In fact, it tastes better than the real thing. It could spell the end of the vampirism's murder and misery for good, and a chance for Vampi and Criswell to settle down. If nothing goes horribly wrong.

40 pages, $4.99.

PANTHA VOLUME 1: THE GODDESS AND THE DANGEROUS GAME TP

Written by Brandon Jerwa, art by Pow Rodrix, cover by Mark Texeira.

This story presents Pantha as the last living avatar of the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet. Commanded by Ra to walk the earth for all eternity as atonement for Sekhmet's transgressions in life, Pantha seeks out evil in all its guises. With the power to transform from a beautiful woman into a feral panther, this is one super-heroine who is much more than just a pretty face. Writer Brandon Jerwa and artist Pow Rodrix clearly enjoy playing with these characters, delivering a pulpy, Roger Corman-esque adventure that brings all the necessary action, intrigue, and characterization that comic readers crave...without forgetting that comics can be fun sometimes, too.

144 pages, $19.99.

MASKS #5

Written by Chris Roberson, art by Dennis Calero, covers by Alex Ross, Ardian Syaf, Jack Herbert, Stephen Segovia.

The Justice Party tightens its grip on the Empire State, and the vigilantes and heroes are preparing to go on the offensive. The Shadow, Miss Fury, Green Hornet, Black Bat and the others have gathered enough evidence to prove that the public officials who have established the new fascist police state are merely the pawns of more sinister forces who lurk unseen. No one has heard from the Spider since he left for Albany to investigate the new governor, and he is feared dead, captured, or worse. And while Green Hornet, Black Terror, Miss Fury, and others join the Shadow in preparing to attack the hidden masters of the Justice Party, two fugitives take to the streets as Zorro and the Black Bat.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE SHADOW #12

Written by Victor Gischler, art by Aaron Campbell, cover by Alex Ross, Sean Chen, Tim Bradstreet, Francesco Francavilla.

When robbers use deadly tactics to commit a series of bank holdups, The Shadow scours the underbelly of Manhattan to find the culprits. Will his plan to put together his own robbery trap the criminals or simply lead to another murderous bank heist. The Shadow Knows!

32 pages, $3.99.

EVIL ERNIE #6

Written by Jesse Blaze Snider, art by Jason Craig, covers by Ardian Syaf, Dan Brereton, Kyle Hotz, Stephen Segovia.

"Origin of Evil," part six! Snider and Craig complete their cnew origin for the, undead anti-hero!

32 pages, $3.99.

JIM BUTCHER'S DRESDEN FILES: GHOUL GOBLIN #3

Written by Jim Butcher and Mark Powers, art by Joseph Cooper, cover by Ardian Syaf.

Harry's traveled from his home turf of Chicago to investigate a series of inexplicable murders in a small Missouri town. He's already managed to turn half the burg against him, with the other half's motives even murkier. And that's not even taking the Ghoul and Goblin who've both separately nearly killed him. Unfortunately, they may have succeeded in murdering the eldest of the cursed family he's trying to protect--a man who harbors his own dark secrets. It's time for Harry to seek the help of a higher authority.

32 pages, $3.99.

DAMSELS #7

Written by Leah Moore, John Reppion, art by Aneke, cover by Joseph Michael Linsner.

From the tales of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid and Snow White comes Damsels! While the Villeneuve army battle the fairy forces, Rapa, Talia, Red and Heinrich arrive at the Great Oak in the heart of the Enchanted Forest. They are welcomed by King Oberon, who it seems has been expecting them. Fresh from their battle with the Dryads, the Queens Rapunzel and Talia reach the Kingdom of Villeneuve at last. There they and Queen Belle can finally seal their magical compact and begin their reign of dark sorcery.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE BIONIC MAN VS. THE BIONIC WOMAN #3

Written by Keith Champagne, art by Jose Luis, covers by Sean Chen, Jonathan Lau.

The Bionic gloves come off as Steve Austin and Jamie Sommers throw down, each needing to defeat the other in order to save his or her life.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE BIONIC MAN #20

Written by Aaron Gillespie, art by Ed Tadeo, covers by Mike Mayhew, Ed Tadeo.

As events in Libue spiral out of control, the Bionic Man is pushed to the limits to put an end to a madman's deadly schemes. With Washington D.C. in the crosshairs, Steve will learn that no victory comes without some price and nothing is clean in this business. Find out what happens as Desert Deathtrap reaches its exciting conclusion!

32 pages, $3.99.

THE BIONIC MAN ANNUAL #1

Written by Scott Beatty, art by Dietrich Smith, cover by Mike Mayhew.

Three words: VENUS. DEATH. PROBE. When a clandestine Chinese spacecraft crash lands north of Alaska, it's a race against time between China and the United States -- each anxious to salvage valuable high-tech secrets -- to hunt down an errant rover built to survive the greenhouse hell of the Venusian atmosphere! OSI Agent Steve Austin tests the limits of his bionics as he hunts down an independent-minded machine determined to complete its mission no matter where it has landed!

40 pages, $4.99.

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE LIVERPOOL DEMON #4

Written by Leah Moore, John Reppion, art by Matt Triano, cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Drummond, now on the run, seeks shelter in Hitchcock's Menagerie, but how long will it be before Inspector Thornton tracks him down? The final piece of the puzzle falls into place for Holmes as he and Watson return to the scene of Tom Christian's murder. Yet the route they take is far from straight and perhaps more dangerous than even the Great Detective could imagine.

32 pages, $3.99.

WARLORD OF MARS #29

Written by Arvid Nelson, art by Leandro Oliveira, covers by Joe Jusko, Lucio Parrillo.

John Carter and the mighty Tars Tarkas at last uncover the shadowy forces attempting to plunge Mars into a global war. Unfortunately, they do so by blundering face-first into a trap! But their enemies don't want them dead ñ not right away. A terrible revelation awaits our heroes in Warlord of Mars #29: Yellow Supremacy, the thrilling penultimate installment of the "Savages of Mars" story arc!

32 pages, $3.99.

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #25

Written by Robert Place Napton, art by Carlos Rafael, covers by Paul Renaud, Fabiano Neves,

A mysterious stranger poses a grave threat to Dejah as she becomes the target of a vendetta that goes back to a time before she was born! A pivotal turning point in the life of Dejah Thoris!

32 pages, $3.99.

DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #2

Written by Mark Rahner, art by Lui Antonio, cover by Jay Anacleto.

Things go from bad to dark, hopeless and stomach-churningly gruesome for the Princess of Helium. She's been kidnapped by rogue Thark, Voro, a black marketeer for green men with a certain forbidden taste. When she's locked in a dungeon with other doomed red-skinned women, Dejah Thoris is in for a fate that really is worse than just death. Voro's keeping the women alive and performing one amputation after another on them. Nothing but the freshest red meat for his customers.

32 pages, $3.99.

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN'S A GAME OF THRONES #16

Written by George R.R. Martin, Daniel Abraham, art by Tommy Patterson, cover by Mike Miller.

News of Eddard Stark's arrest for treason has spread to Castle Black, where Jon Snow, now a member of the Night's Watch, finds that the onus of bastardy is nothing compared to being the son of an accused traitor. But that is the least of his problems. For the frozen corpses of two rangers, brought back for examination, prove lively enough to commit murder. Meanwhile, in Winterfell, Robb Stark calls his bannermen and marches south . . . though the wildling woman Osha argues that the real fight lies to the north, against the mysterious Others. But with Eddard and Sansa held hostage, Robb knows that only victory on the battlefield can save them. And so, together with his mother, Lady Catelyn, Robb prepares an audacious roll of the dice.

32 pages, $3.99.

JENNIFER BLOOD #25

Written by Mike Carroll, art by Kewber Baal, cover by Mike Mayhew.

She is no longer orphaned teen Jessica Blute, or suburban mom Jen Fellows, or the criminal known as Jennifer Blood. She is now just another inmate of Las Chacales Women's Correctional Facility. Friendless. Alone. Stabbed in the back a dozen times by her fellow prisoners. Bleeding out into the dirt.

32 pages, $3.99.

JENNIFER BLOOD VOLUME: 3 NEITHER TARNISHED NOR AFRAID TP

Written by Al Ewing, art by Kewber Baal, Eman Casallos, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

"Sometimes 'always' isn't very long..." It looks like Jen's finally got everything she wants - her crusade against her murderous Uncles is over and done with and she's successfully fended off attacks by everyone from war profiteers to waffle salesmen. There's just one tiny fly in the ointment: Detective Elaine Pruitt, Homicide. Jennifer Blood killed her partner, but didn't quite manage to kill her. That was a mistake. Meanwhile, an old flame of Andy's re-enters his life. For anyone else's family, it'd be the makings of a fairly standard suburban drama. But this is Jennifer Blood's family. And she'll do anything she thinks she has to to preserve it. This volume collects #13-18 and includes all of the covers by Tim Bradstreet and more.

32 pages, $3.99.

GARTH ENNIS' BATTLEFIELDS #5: THE FALL AND RISE OF ANNA KHARKOVA PART 2

Written by Garth Ennis, art and cover by Russ Bruan.

Korea, 1951, and Anna and Mouse find themselves still in the air -- but only just. An old enemy intent on our heroine's downfall has reappeared, and her dangerous past may be about to catch up with her. Then again, with the Korean skies filled with lethal American jet fighters, her problems may be over sooner than she thinks..

32 pages, $3.99.

PETER CANNON: THUNDERBOLT #7

Written by Steve Darnall and Alex Ross, art by Jonathan Lau, covers by Alex Ross, Stephen Segovia.

In "Pyramid Schemes," Peter Cannon is in Egypt, where he learns some disturbing facts about the missing Princess Ahmoset. Meanwhile, as Thunderbolt, his plans to summon the dragon once more bring him into contact with the explosive Sons of Adam!

32 pages, $3.99.

ARMY OF DARKNESS #12

Elliott R. Serrano, art by Dietrich Smith, cover by Daniel Leister.

The end begins here! After finally returning to the present, Ashley J. Williams finds himself under attack by the armies of darkness like never before. The resurrected King Montezuma, Colonel Zoch with his Deadite Nazi soldiers, and an undead Yukuza Crimelord with legions of Deadite ninjas have united..and they have a plan. Meanwhile, the mysterious Lady Ash struggle with her role as the Keeper of the Gate between worlds. Is she a tool of the Necronomicon - an agent of Light - or something... more? It's the blowout conclusion to the "Hail to the Queen!" story arc which will bring everything to a senses-shattering climax!

32 pages, $3.99. BR clear=all>

ARMY OF DARKNESS VOLUME 1: HAIL TO THE QUEEN, BABY! TP

Elliott R. Serrano, art by Marat Mychaels and Dietrich Smith, cover by Tim Seeley. Ashley K. Williams is a "Smart-Stop" convenience store clerk who saw her boyfriend

"infected" and turned into one of the evil dead by an object from outer space. Failing to possess her as well, the alien object displaced her back in time to ancient Egypt. After seeing his image in a mystic portal, Ashley has been bouncing across time and space, driven by a singular thought: "Find Ashley J. Williams." She is everything he isn't: smart, cunning and sensitive. And she is able to control the dark force that would possess her. Her hatred of it is only exceeded by her hope that her male counterpart can help her understand her destiny. A destiny that can only be fulfilled by the true Chosen One.

184 pages, $19.99.

RED SONJA #78

Written by Brandon Jerwa, art by Sergio Fernandez Davila, cover by Lucio Parrillo.

"The Crimson Well" Part 3 (of 6)--Secret plans are revealed, and the tables begin turning...but Sonja and her allies may have woefully underestimated the Dark Prince. Blood and steel will play a part, as they always do, but this issue's real battle will be won by the warrior with the strongest will.

32 pages, $3.99.

WITCHBLADE / RED SONJA TP

Written by Doug Wagner, by Cesar Rezak, cover by Ale Garza.

The misjudged, the betrayed, the fallen. Rise and avenge your name. Rise and show the Father your true face."

Join Dynamite Entertainment and Top Cow Productions as they bring two of comics most celebrated heroines together in one terrifying tale of loss and redemption. Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, and Sara Pezzini, the modern day bearer of the Witchblade, must find a way to defeat a wickedly depraved being as old and as dark as the cosmos in order to prevent the world from eternally becoming a true hell on Earth. This volume collects issues one through six of Witchblade/Red Sonja

120 pages, $19.99.

THE SPIDER #10

Written by David Liss, art by Ivan Rodriguez, cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Every great hero has a worthy nemesis. At last, the Spider's great pulp-era enemy, The Fly, is reborn in the modern era. A wealthy playboy, with all the power and resources of his enemy, The Fly is as committed to the perfect crime as the Spider is to perusing justice. Determined to destroy the Spider before he can get in the Fly's way, he issues his challenge, and the Spider must find a way to save a building full of innocent hostages while avoiding the tightening noose of the police. Now the Spider will have to face the one man who has the drive, the means and the intelligence to bring him down.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE LONE RANGER #15

Written by Ande Parks, art by Esteve Polls, cover by Francesco Francavilla.

The beginning of a bold new arc that takes the Lone Ranger and Tonto across the Mississippi to the eastern half of the United States. The Ranger wants answers from a federal agent who used and betrayed the West's most iconic heroes. Getting satisfaction proves costly, as neither the Lone Ranger or Tonto are ready for what may be the deadliest setting they've ever faced- the back rooms and hidden agendas of the "civilized" world. Back East, part one of four.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE LONE RANGER: SNAKE OF IRON TP

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Esteve Polls, cover by Dennis Calero.

The Lone Ranger and Tonto ride once again in this classic western tale set against the cruel backdrop of winter on the badlands of North Texas. Acting alone, the Ranger takes it upon himself to stand in the way of Kiowa war parties who have broken from their reservation in Oklahoma. If the renegades make it far enough into Texas and meet up with their Comanche brothers then the entire Lone Star State will become a battlefield. The masked rider of the plains and Silver follow the stories of a mythical spirit horse, an animal of legend that's been sighted by the tribes and incited them to ride the warpath. The Ranger believes that this spirit horse is real and is determined to find it to bring peace to the land once again.

92 pages, $16.99.

DARK SHADOWS #16

Written by Mike Raicht, art by Guiu Vilanova, cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Willie and Quentin recruit unlikely allies for their battle to save Collinwood. Meanwhile, Barnabas makes a desperate attempt to change his, and his family's, future... but will it be all for naught? A mysterious figure is haunting Collinwood. Could the changes Barnabas is making play right into the hands of one of his oldest foes?

32 pages, $3.99.

ROBERT JORDAN'S THE WHEEL OF TIME: THE EYE OF THE WORLD #35

Written by Robert Jordan, Chuck Dixon, art by Francis Nuguit, cover by Adam Moore.

The Prophecy Has Been Fulfilled! The Dragon has been reborn! The Dark One has been dealt a great blow, and the people of the world rejoice, finally, in the coming of spring! It has been a long journey for Rand al'Thor and his friends, and it has changed them all forever. The conclusion to this adaptation of Robert Jordan's epic fantasy

32 pages, $3.99.

MERCILESS: THE RISE OF MING TP

Scott Beatty, art by Ron Adrian, cover by Alex Ross.

Set decades before the would-be interplanetary conqueror turned his attentions upon an unwitting Earth, MERCILESS chronicles the formative years of Prince Ming, heir to all he surveys and all the fabulous peoples of distant Mongo, a planet politically divided by its divergent species and as physically fractured as the ring of shattered moons orbiting it. Disillusioned by his father's rule and anxious to begin his own dynasty, Ming engineers events to seat himself upon the imperial throne of Mongo, sooner rather than later. Ming's ascent to power is as much a descent into his own depravity as he strikes alliances and sparks wars of expansion to cement his claim, finding time for love (or lust, depending on one's point-of-view) and uniting all of Mongo under one rule... HIS. Ming's adversaries underestimate him at their peril. He has a plan. In fact, he ALWAYS has a plan... and it doesn't end on Mongo. Armed with mindboggling weapons of planetary destruction, Ming the Merciless won't settle for anything less than dominion over his world... and every galaxy in the known universe!

104 pages, $14.99.




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