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Image Comics Solicitations for June, 2003

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AGENTS #3 (of 6)

(W) Kevin Gunstone

(A) Ben Dunn

(Cover) Ben Dunn

BW 32pp $2.95 Six-issue monthly finite series

In stores the week of June 4th

The Concept

From the ashes of nuclear devastation wrought on the cities of Washington and Moscow thirty years ago, a planet-wide protectorate was formed in Britain called The Agency.

The Agency enforce their own brand of defensive guardianship through
espionage and counteraction, but not all of the Earth is united in this
New World Order, as individual countries, states and rival organizations
threaten to undermine and destroy all The Agency stand for.

This Issue

Trapped within Daedalus’ South American stronghold, Nigel Cord has a
surprising encounter. As The Agency superspy; the assassin, Kristal
Veil; and the unseen, watching eye of the C.A.B.A.L. are introduced to
the Professor’s grand vision for the New World. Whilst in London, tired
of searching for the missing Mike 70, Douglas Chance and Lady Pippa take
some downtime in a hotel room – until a desperate phone call awakens
them from their blissed out state.

Copyright

The Agents is ™ and © Kevin Gunstone and Ben Dunn, 2003, All right reserved.

CASEFILES: SAM AND TWITCH #2

Todd McFarlane Productions

(W) by Marc Andreyko

(A) by Scott Morse

(Cover) by Scott Morse

FC 32pp $2.50 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of June 11th

“Have You Seen Me” Part 2 of 6

The Concept

This is the second spinoff book featuring New York City police
detectives Sam Burke and Twitch Williams, popular characters originally
introduced in the core Spawn title. Casefiles: Sam and Twitch takes the
crime noir world of Sam and Twitch to a darker level, featuring unique
artwork and storytelling from Marc Andreyko and Scott Morse. Intended
for mature audiences only.

This Issue

Twitch’s life is shattered as ghosts from the past return for vengeance!
And no one Twitch knows is safe — not his friends, his partner, his
children! As the horrors inflicted on Twitch get greater, will he crack
under the stress? And will he turn to cold-blooded murder to stop it?

Copyright

Casefiles: Sam and Twitch is ™ and © Todd McFarlane Productions, 2003.
All right reserved.

Offered Again: Sam and Twitch TP Vol. I: Udaku


CLOCKMAKER #5 (of 12)

(W) Jim Krueger

(A) Matt Smith and Zach Howard

(Cover) Matt Smith

FC 16pp (Folds out from standard comic size to glossy high-quality

CSN/Marvel Treasury Edition size) $2.50 12 issue epic

In stores the week of June 18th

The Concept

Hidden within a hollow mountain in Switzerland is a giant clockworks.
Hundreds of men that never age maintain the old behemoths operation. The
clock is the cause and sustainer of the Earth’s revolutions. And more,
it is the gateway to Heaven itself.

Which is why the Clockmaker and her family are about to go through hell.

“The mouth is interesting because it’s one of those places where the dry
outside moves toward the slippery inside” -Jenny Holzer

This Issue

Last issue, Astrid’s discovered that the missing clockworkers were
killed and did not run off as Hans had believed. When their remains are
found hidden beneath the gears, Hans commits himself to find out what
really happened to Astrid’s brother and father below the clockworks.
There, in the lava pits below the gears, a virtual hell, he makes the
discovery that there is not one devil, but two, that threaten the gates
of Heaven. The question is, can Hans survive long enough to tell Astrid
what he’s found?

Copyright

The Clockmaker is ™ and © Jim Kruger, 2003. All rights reserved.


DAWN: THREE TIERS #1 (of 6)

By Joseph Michael Linser

FC 32pp $2.95 Six-issue finite series

In stores the week of June 25th

The Concept

2003 marks the return of Dawn in her third series, after a 3-year
absence. Artist/writer Joseph Michael Linsner resurrects his modern
take on the Goddess of birth and rebirth in this full color,
fully-painted 6-issue series. DAWN: THREE TIERS co-stars Darrian Ashoka
and picks up his adventures from the end of LUCIFER’S HALO, the first
DAWN mini-series.

This Issue

In a post-apocalyptic, sword & sorcery Europe, Dawn leads Darrian
through wars, disasters, fire, duels, and into liaisons which bring him
cheek to cheek with the three faces of the Goddess. The spectre of
Death, the Horned God, haunts his every step as he tries to come to
grips with his own dark destiny. Will he find a balance between his
spiritual aspirations and his own dwindling sense of mercy? Find out in
THREE TIERS #1.

Copyright

DAWN is ™ and © Joseph Michael Linsner 2003. All rights reserved.

Offered Again:
Dawn TP Vol. I: Lucifer’s Halo


DEFIANCE #8

(W) Douglass Barré

(A) Kanno Kang and Zack Suh

(Cover) Kanno Kang and Zack Suh

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing bi-monthly series

In stores the week of June 4th

The Concept

Satan’s got a plan to conquer Heaven and Earth. By bearing a mortal son,
he can reclaim his angelic sword of fire and break free of Hell.
Unfortunately, he’s been betrayed by his closest advisor, who hid away
his other child…a daughter who now holds the key to his defeat.

There’s only one slight problem… she’s not the slightest bit
interested in getting involved.

This Issue

“The Scabbard” Conclusion

No more jokes. No more distractions. No more flirting. This issue Ivan
does the unthinkable, and there’s no coming back from it. The war
between Earth and Hell is about to enter its final stage, and if you
thought you knew who was on which side… you’re wrong. Dead wrong.

There’s a reason this book is called Defiance, you know… and this issue is it.

Copyright

Defiance is ™ and © Chimp Daddy Studios, 2003. All rights reserved.


G.I.JOE #19

(W) Josh Blaylock

(P) Brandon Badeaux

(I) John Larter

(Cover) Tim Seeley and HI-FI

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of June 11th

The Concept

G.I.Joe is the code name for America’s daring and highly trained special
mission force. It’s purpose: to defend freedom against COBRA, a
ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world.

This Issue

With a G.I.Joe team sent to rescue the Baroness and Flint from their
captors in Czechoslovakia, they finally start to work as a team with the
October Guard and Destro’s men. What will happen, though, when the
patchwork team accomplishes its mission, and suddenly doesn’t need each
others’ help anymore?

Also, Lady Jaye lets Flint know what she thinks of the time he spent
with the Baroness.

Copyright

G.I.JOE, its logo, and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro
and are used with permission. © 2003 Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved.


G.I. JOE FRONTLINE #9

(W) Sean McKeever

(P) Francis Portela

(I) Pierre-Andre Dery

(Cover) Francis Manipul

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of June 18th

The Concept

The origin of ZANYA finally told!

Raised by a harsh and thoughtless mother, young Zanya has always had to
fend for herself. So when she learns her father is none other than the
leader of the Dreadnoks, she hits the road in search of a new life with
the father she never knew. But will the road prove to be too harsh for
her to travel?

This Issue

After traveling across the country tracking down the Dreadnoks, Zanya
and her older boyfriend Kevin finally meet up with the elusive biker
gang in Kansas City. To gain admission to the rough and tough gang,
fourteen year old Zanya must hold her own in a biker brawl while Kevin
stands idly by, flirting with danger.

Copyright

G.I.JOE, its logo, and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2003 Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved.


G.I.JOE FRONTLINE TP VOL. I: THE MISSION THAT NEVER WAS

(W) Larry Hama

(P) Dan jurgens

(I) Bob Layton and Scott Hanna

(Cover) Mike Norton and Dan Jurgens

FC 112pp $12.95 Trade paperback

In stores the week of June 18th

The Concept

G.I. Joe Frontline expands the action of the regular G.I. JOE series
into another title, featuring a cast of rotating creative teams.
Frontline allows us to see the G.I. JOE universe through the eyes of
different artists, and of course, it’s full of action, action, action!

This Issue

Collecting issues #1-4 featuring the entire story of the last true
mission of G.I.Joe before their newest incarnation. It’s an old school
romp written by the Godfather of G.I.joe, Larry Hama – his first Joe
comic book in eight years. Put on your Cobra t-shirt, pop in the old
cartoon on DVD for background noise, an crack open this classic G.I.Joe
adventure!

Copyright

G.I.JOE, its logo, and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro
and are used with permission. © 2002 Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved.

Offered Again: G.I. Joe TP Vol. I: Reinstated

G.I. JOE VS. TRANSFORMERS #1

(W) Josh Blaylock

(P) Mike Miller

(I) Armando Durruthy

Cover A- Mike Miller

Cover B- J. Scott Campbell

Cover C- Kaare Andrews

Retailers: See order form for incentive program.

FC 32pp $2.95 Six-issue finite monthly series

In stores the week of June 25th




The Concept

The crossover of the decade is here! Featuring the two big players of
the 80’s, this story chronicles what happens when an infant COBRA
organization stumbles upon an alien spacecraft full of damaged robots –
the TRANSFORMERS. With these new weapons under their control, they will
conquer the entire planet, unless a newly formed Special Forces unit
called G.I.JOE can stop them.

This Issue

When an unknown organization known as COBRA attacks important government sites, the United States military quickly responds to stop them. When Cobra’s HISS tanks, RATTLER jets, and arsenal of vehicles suddenly transform into GIANT ROBOTS, the good guys don’t stand a chance, and is forced to retreat. Only one of the Hiss-robots seems to reject control. One that looks oddly similar to Optimus Prime.

On the front lines is an officer named Clayton Abernathy, who is called in to head a new elite force under the name HAWK. The team is dubbed G.I.JOE, and they have the entire power of the US Armed Forces at their disposal. Their purpose: To defend freedom from Cobra, and put a stop to their army of destructive machines…or find a way to use the machines against them.

Copyright

G.I.JOE, its logo, and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2003 Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved. TRANSFORMERS, its logo, and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2003 Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved.


HAMMER OF THE GODS: HAMMER HITS CHINA #3 (of 3)

(W) Mark Obie Wheatley & Michael Avon Oeming

(A) Michael Avon Oeming

(Cover) Michael Avon Oeming

FC 32pp $2.95 Three-issue bi-monthly finite series

In stores the week of June 11th

The Concept

The Gods in Asgard are at their usual bickering worst. When Lord Odin
goes missing, instead of going to find him, the Gods jockey for
position; who will rule in Asgard now? The search for Odin falls to the
young mortal, Modi. But Modi, who saved Asgard from destruction at
Thor’s side, no longer has the strength of Thorr’s Hammer. Even with
this limitation, Modi searches the world and finds Odin, captured by
Chinese Gods.

This Issue

Every man in Modi’s army has been slain. Modi is captured. He sees no
chance to overcome this powerful Chinese Spirit. But this mortal will
use every battlefield trick and all his strength or die in the attempt
to set Lord Odin free. The shattering climax to this series is
guaranteed to impress even the Gods.

SPECIAL FEATURE: NEVERMORE, a spooky new series of creeps and
adventurers from Mike Oeming and Chris Golden begins here!

Copyright

HAMMER OF THE GODS is ™ Michael Avon Oeming and © Michael Avon Oeming &
Mark Obie Wheatley, 2003. All rights reserved. NEVERMORE is ™ Mike
Oeming and is © Mike Oeming & Chris Golden, 2003. All rights reserved.

Offered Again: Hammer of the Gods TP Vol. I: Mortal Enemy


HEIRS OF ETERNITY #3 (of 5)

(W) Jose L. Torres

(P) Jae Tsai

(I) Chad Fletcher

(Cover) Jae Tsai

FC 32pp $2.95 Five-issue monthly finite series

In stores the week of June 25th

The Concept

Music of the spheres, or the perfect order of art and science, rule our
world. But what would you do if this music became discordant? If the
cacophony of the cosmos shattered the thin veil of reality and rained
the jagged shards of your whole world and all your preconceived notions
of Heaven, Hell, good, evil and everything in between down on you, what
would you have left?

This Issue

Pyrus’ mission strikes painfully close to home as Wayne is forced to
rethink some of his rigid views of right and wrong. Meanwhile, heaven’s
newest Earthly agent guts the cities underworld in search of a little
vengeance. Golgoth ties up a loose end and makes an ambitious leap
toward his rightful place. If that wasn’t enough, Yun shows his true
colors. This issue is a must read!

Copyright

Heirs of Eternity is ™ and © Jose L. Torres and Jae Tsai, 2003. All right reserved.


INVINCIBLE #5

(W) Robert Kirkman

(A) Cory Walker

(Cover) Cory Walker & Bill Crabtree.

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of June 4th

The Concept

Mark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age. He’s a senior at
a normal American high School. He has a crappy part time job after
school and on weekends. He likes girls quite a bit… but doesn’t quite
understand them. He enjoys hanging out with his friends, and sleeping
late on Saturdays… at least until the good cartoons come on. The only
difference between Mark and everyone else is that his father is the most
powerful superhero on the planet, and as of late, he seems to be
inheriting his father’s powers. Which sounds okay at first, but how do
you follow in your father’s footsteps when you know you will never live
up to his standards?

This Issue

IT CAME FROM OUTERSPACE… and it was ready to fight! Mark is sent out
into space by his father to deal with an all too familiar villain. It
seems his father is too busy saving the world with The Guardians of the
Globe and he needs Mark to fill in for him. Mark’s lazy Sunday
afternoon is ruined when he’s forced to face his most formidable foe so
far! Lucky for him, though, his mother is cooking pork chops tonight…
his favorite.

Copyright

Invincible is ™ and © Robert Kirkman & Cory Walker, 2003. All right reserved.


JACK STAFF #3

By Paul Grist

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing bi-monthly series

In stores the week of June 4th

The Concept

Jack Staff is Britain’s Greatest Hero. At least he was. For years he
fought the bad guys and all the weird stuff that followed him around.
Then, twenty years ago, he disappeared, and everybody forgot about him.
Now he’s back, and all the old bad guys and weird stuff have started
crawling back out of the woodwork too. They never went away. They just
got a little bit more bad and a little bit more weird.

This Issue

Twenty years ago, the city of Castletown was attacked by the ultimate
weapon – Hurricane. The only thing stood in it’s way was Jack Staff,
Britain’s Greatest Hero. Now the Hurricane is back, and this time the
agents of Q are the only ones to stand between Castletown and total
destruction. But if they want to get to Hurricane they’ve got to cross
to the other side of a rioting city! It’s not a fun drive…

Copyright

Jack Staff is ™ and © Paul Grist, 2003. All rights reserved.


KORE #2

(W) Josh Blaylock

(P) Tim Seeley

(I) Cory Hamscher

(Cover) Tim Seeley and Cory Hamscher

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of June 4th

The Concept

Alex Crane has spent much of his life dodging responisiblity. But when
a big mistake curses him with the power of the Mantikore, Alex has the
weight of two worlds on his shoulders. Alex is sent to a strikingly
familiar fantasy world of elves, dwaves and vampires, but one key
element is gone. Magic. A stranger in a strange land, and a strange
powerful body, Alex must escape from those that would exploit his dark
powers.

This Issue

After being smuggled from Earth to the strange new world of ABADDON,
Alex finds that now is he not only a hulking monster, but also
surrounded by bizarre creatures. Alex meets a small blue fairy named
Molli, on the run from ogres, trolls, vampires and elves, who have one
weird characteristic – they act more like common thugs and criminals
than the fantastical creatures we know so well. As if that wasn’t a big
enough problem, the mysterious ARCHEAN wants him for himself, and has
his own army of skilled warriors to catch him.

Back home, Alex’s girlfriend, Mandy, answers questions for the Chicago PD – Alex was last seen at the museum just minutes before it went up in smoke, and he’s a prime suspect.

Copyright

KORE is ™ and © Devil’s Due Publishing. 2003 Devil’s Due. All rights reserved.

Offered Again: Radiskull and Devil Doll: Radiskull Hate Christmas


LIBERTY MEADOWS #32

by Frank Cho

B&W 32pp $2.95 Bi-monthly ongoing series

In stores the week of June 11th

The Concept

Life and love in Liberty Meadows, animal sanctuary, where anything and
everything can happen.

This Issue

Fireworks explode as Frank dates Jen and encounters Jen’s ex-boyfriend.
Frank shops at an intimate apparel store to find Jen the perfect
lingerie gift. Ralph and Leslie arm themselves as the vengeance seeking
Cow is released from prison. Yes, THE COW IS BACK!

New widescreen format. All the comic strips are completely remastered and uncensored.

Copyright

Liberty Meadows is ™ and © Frank Cho, 2003. All rights reserved.


LIBERTY MEADOWS HC VOL. I: EDEN

By Frank Cho

BW 144pp $24.95 Hardcover

In stores the week of June 18th

The Concept

Life and love in Liberty Meadows, animal sanctuary, where anything and everything can happen.

This Issue

By popular demand, this volume collects the out of print first nine issues of the multi-award winning strip, Liberty Meadows, in HARDBACK!

All the comic strips are completely remastered and uncensored. Plus 16 new pages of extended cover and sketch galleries not seen in the trade version.

Copyright

Liberty Meadows is ™ and © Frank Cho, 2003. All right reserved.


MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE VOL. II #4

(W) Val Staples

(A) Emiliano Santalucia

Cover A Emiliano Santalucia

Cover B Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell $5.95

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of June 11th

The Concept

In a realm where sorcery meets science, The Masters of the Universe set
forth to protect all of Eternia from the evil onslaught of Skeketor and
his evil forces. It’s an epic tale of good versus evil, where there is
new danger and suspense at every turn. The story we all loved from the
80’s is reborn and relaunched for a new era.


This Issue

When recent events turn to into turmoil, the Masters fight their hardest
for survival. But, warnings from the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull clue
us in to something even more dreadful. Can things get any worse? Find
out in the pages of Masters of the Universe as the battle continues!

Copyright

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE is ™ and © 2003 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE-ICONS OF EVIL: BEAST MAN #1

(W) Robert Kirkman

(A) Tony Moore

(Cover) Tony Moore and Val Staples

FC 48pp $4.95 One-shot

In stores the week of June 18th

The Concept

The Icons of Evil series of one-shots takes you on a roller coaster ride
of action, thrills, and suspense, telling key stories in the lives of
Eternia’s vilest villains, and bringing their personalities and
back-stories to the forefront. Featuring standalone stories, perfect
for fans of the toys and the new cartoon.

This Issue

The young sorcerer, Keldor, ventures into the dreaded Berserker Islands
of Eternia in search of the savage beasts that inhabit it. His plan is
to add them to his growing army to aid in his quest to rule the world.
His search puts him on a one-way collision course with the legendary
Beast Man, the most savage inhabitant of the islands.

Copyright

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE is ™ and © 2003 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

McFARLANE’S SPORTS PICKS: MLB SERIES 6

McFarlane Toys

Item #: 71210

McFarlane Toys’ sixth line of Major League Baseball action figures is
ready to take the field of play … or your collection shelf. Set size
is seven players in this series, comprising seven of the hottest talents
in the Bigs. As always, accurate uniforms and all equipment – including
custom base — come standard.

* Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs RF, No. 21

* Kazuhisu Ishii, Los Angeles Dodgers P, No. 17

* Jorge Posada, New York Yankees C, No. 20

* Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants LF, No. 25

* Luis Gonzalez, Arizona Diamondbacks LF, No. 20

* Jim Thome, Philadelphia Phillies 1B, No. 25

* Jim Edmonds, St. Louis. Cardinal CF, No. 15

The item ships 12 per case.

No guarantee of mix.

Please inquire for pricing.

Caut/4


MICRONAUTS #8

(W) Dan Jolley

(P) Steve Kurth

(I) Barb Schulz

(Cover) Steve Kurth

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of June 11th

The Concept

Ryan Archer returns to Earth with his Micronauts companions to find his
world locked in a massive war with the forces of Baron Karza.

This Issue

Steve Kurth of KARZA joins the series as new penciller! The invasion of
Earth is already well underway, as the Micronauts discover first-hand
when they arrive in the middle of a massive aerial battle. Things
quickly go from bad to worse as Baron Karza launches his plan of global
enslavement and genocide — and the winged fighter called Red Falcon
zeroes in on the ‘Nauts to deal some personal damage. It’s a lousy day
to be human, in “Welcome to Earth.”

Copyright

Micronauts, its logo, and all related characters are trademarks of A.G.E. and are used with permission. © 2003 A.G.E. All rights reserved.


MYTHSTALKERS #4

(W) Douglass Barré

(A) Jiro

(Cover) Jiro

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of June 4th

There are two things you need to know about the man named Mister Coble.

First, he’s the head of the British Ministry of Objective Sciences, the branch of the Empire’s government that deals with so-called “supernatural” or “spiritual” matters… and by “deal with,” we mean “terminate.”

Second, he’s actually traveled back to 1893 from the year 2006 for one reason alone: to stop the Mythstalkers.

This Issue

The Labyrinth, Part Four of Four
“What Your People Call Labyrinth, My People Call Maze”
In the Labyrinth of Crete, the Mythstalkers found far more Minotaur than
they expected… and the only one left conscious is the retired army
Colonel, Augustus Durant. How can one old man defeat a trio of
man-killers? And assuming he does, there’s still the matter of getting a
live Minotaur back to London. That’s London… where Mister Coble waits
for their return.

Copyright

Mythstalkers Comics is ™ and © Douglass Barré, Jiro, and Quantum Color
FX., 2003. All rights reserved.


PARADIGM #10

(W) Matt Cashel w/dialogue assist by Erik Larsen

(P) Jeremy Haun

(I) William Haun

(Cover) Jeremy Haun

BW 40pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of June 11th

The Concept

Paradigm is a soap-opera charting the final generation of mankind as we
know it. Focusing on an ever growing and/or dying ensemble cast,
Paradigm is status-quo defying with an ever-evolving plot that bears it
out. This is the linear arc, gang, so now is the time to get in on the
ground floor and find out just what “Fight for the Sitcom” and “Join the
POP Evolution” really mean(s) and why they are at such nasty, violent,
and world-morphing odds.

This Issue

The Beastials viciously attack a small town, Summer finds herself in the
top secret headquarters of the Presidents of the Apocalypse, Audrey
makes a BIG revelation, Zeke introduces Nick to the under-city, and
Ethan still doesn’t clean his apartment. All this and Summer receives a
visit from one or more Image Universe stalwart regulars! AND we find out
where Lug the dog has been hanging all this time.

Copyright

Paradigm is ™ and © Matt Cashel and Jeremy Haun 2003. All rights reserved.


REX MUNDI #4

(W) Arvid Nelson

(A) Eric Johnson

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing bi-monthly series

In stores the week of June 11th

The Concept

Paris, 1933. Europe is still in the grip of feudalism, sorcerers stalk
the streets at night, and secret societies vie for power. It is the
world of REX MUNDI.

This Issue

Shadows Beneath the City

Dr. Julien Saunière penetrates the highest ranks of the Paris underworld
on his quest to find the stolen medieval scroll that cost the life of
his best friend Father Gérard Marin. The hunt for the scroll literally
takes Julien to the lowest depths of the city.

Meanwhile, Genevieve uncovers a clue to the meaning of the mysterious
Latin phrase “Et in Arcadia Ego” in the palace of the Duke of Lorraine…

Copyright

Rex Mundi and Shrunken Head Studios is ™ and © Arvid Nelson and Eric Johnson 2003. All rights reserved.


ROTOGIN: JUNKBOTZ #2 (of 8)

(W) Jay Lee

(A) J. Korim

(I) GJ Aguila

Cover A by J. Korim

Cover B by Jay Lee

FC 32pp $2.95 Eight-issue bi-monthly finite series

In stores the week of June 18th

The Concept


Rotogin battles have been banned in Nalus City for the past 8 years.
However, there is an underground organization known as the U.B.B., which
sets up illegal robot tournaments using the city as their battleground.
Building her own robot, Kaylin Dakota enters into the shady world of
illegal robot battles and underground gambling, in the hope of saving
her friend’s life. His fate lies in the hands of this young girl and her junkbot.

This Issue

Asper and Nicky head deep into old Chinatown to pay a visit to Uncle
Moon, Rolly’s boss and a known member of the criminal organization ‘The
Lotuz Society’. But, upon their visit, a member of the UBB recognizes
Asper. A call is made and minutes later the two find themselves cornered
in an alley by an unfriendly group of thugs with no choice but to fight
their way out.

Copyright

Rotogin is ™ and © Sunscript Studios, 2003. All rights reserved.


SAVAGE DRAGON #112

By Erik Larsen (with a back up by Erik Larsen and Mark Englert)

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of June 18th

The Concept

In a world where creatures roam, Savage Dragon and his family fight to
make the world a better place.

This Issue

Because you demanded it! The vilest villains of all time take on the ever-Savage Dragon! Octopus and OpenFace plan to take over the world-and one man stands in their way-the Savage Dragon!

Plus a NEW Mighty Man feature IN ADDITION to a full length Savage Dragon feature by Erik Larsen and Mark Englert! Over 30 pages of comic book goodness for the same low price! The biggest bargain in comics!

Copyright

Savage Dragon is ® and © Erik Larsen, 2003. All right reserved.


SAVAGE DRAGON TP: THIS SAVAGE WORLD

By Erik Larsen

FC 144pp $15.95 Trade paperback

In stores the week of June 25th

The Concept

The planet Earth has gone through a startling transformation! The domino
effect caused from the Dragon killing a deadly time-traveling foe has
forever changed the world the Dragon lives in! Trapped in This Savage
World, the former police officer must cope with the strange new earth he
unwittingly created!

This Issue

This book collects Savage Dragon #76-81, the first six issues of this
bold new direction! Erik Larsen pays homage to the work of the legendary
Jack Kirby as he reinvents the very world in which the Dragon dwells.
Dangerous monsters lurk around every corner in this fantastic world and
the Dragon finds himself hunted and alone. This critically acclaimed
series is collected here for the first time. A guaranteed high-octane
blast!

Copyright

Savage Dragon is ® and © Erik Larsen, 2003. All right reserved.

Offered Again: Savage Dragon TP Vol. I: Baptism of Fire


SEMANTIC LACE GN

By Sherard Jackson

BW 112pp $9.95 Graphic Novel 5″ x 7.5″

In stores the week of June 25th

The Concept

Tel Aviv, Israel 2190 – The conflict in the Middle East has changed
little… but the weapons used to fight it have. Mossad agent, Iluatha
Assad, is on the front line of this battle. Trained as an assassin for
the Israeli Intelligence Agency, she finds herself assigned to a “search
and rescue” mission which quickly goes awry. As she fights to keep
terrorists at bay with her Harlequin model Automaton, however, Iluatha
must also face the struggle within herself. In the government’s effort
to create a more effective and protected soldier, have they also
succeeded in stripping away her humanity? In a world that is more
machine that man, is it worth even being human?

Copyright

Semantic Lace, its logo, and all related characters are trademarks of
Sherard Jackson, and are used with permission. © 2003 Sherard Jackson.
Under license to Devil’s Due. All rights reserved.


SHADOWS #3

(W) Jade Dodge

(A) Matt Camp

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing bi-monthly series

In stores the week of June 18th

The Concept

In the space between fantasy and reality lies the realm of the unknown.
Four paranormal investigators have set out to explore this world and
bring to light those things that hide in the shadows. But they find,
along the way, that some creatures that live in the shadows will do
anything to keep it that way.

This Issue

With the appearance of the ominous “Cryptozoological Preservation
Society,” the team’s plan to relocate the bigfoot family is thwarted.
Bound and gagged, Peter, Morgan, Tyler, Jillian, and Joseph sit,
helplessly, as the “Society” gains a substantial lead in tracking the
endangered trio. Though their exact intentions are unclear, one thing is
certain: while relocation is not on the Society’s agenda, murder is.
When the shots are fired, who will remain standing?

Copyright

Shadows is ™ and © Jade Dodge and Matt Camp, 2003. All rights reserved.


SOUL OF A SAMURAI #2 (of 4)

By Will Dixon

BW 48pp $3.95 Four issue bi-monthly finite series

In stores the week of June 25th

The Concept

In order to achieve his ultimate goal of enlightenment, a young samurai
is forced to face his four inner demons, each of whom repersent a
different piece of his soul. With each new discovery bringing more
agony that bliss, he realizes that sometimes knowledge of the self can
come at a high price when you are your own worst enemy.

This Issue

Shinzu’s quest for self discovery takes a sudden turn when he encounters
a longtime friend. Their brief exchange makes a profound effect on
Shinzu, and as he departs, he is left with an unsettling insight into
the nature of his doubt. His problems compound when an unlikely
discovery brings him face to face with his fear manifest, and he finds
himself in for the fight of his life. Soon Shinzu realizes that his
journey is more perilous to both body and soul than he ever imagined.

Copyright

Soul of a Samurai is ™ and © Will Dixon 2003. All rights reserved.

SPAWN #135

Todd McFarlane Productions

(W) Brian Holguin and Todd McFarlane

(P) Angel Medina

(I) Danny Miki

(Cover) Greg Capullo and Todd McFarlane

FC 32pp $2.50 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of June 25th

The Concept

Al Simmons, once the U.S. government’s greatest soldier and most
effective assassin, was mercilessly executed by his own men. Resurrected
from the ashes of his own grave in a flawed agreement with the powers of
darkness, Simmons is reborn as a creature from the depths of Hell.
Disfigured, homeless and alone, this warrior now known as Spawn wanders
the shadowy alleys of New York City in search of his past life.
Art shown is not the cover

This Issue

“Mad Shadows, part 1”

Childhood memories blend with adult terror: A bizarre rash of attacks have recently occurred in the city — attacks that seem to mimic scenes from classic horror films and stories. Could an obsessed new kind of serial killer be behind the brutal assaults? Or could something far stranger and far more dangerous be responsible? One way or another, Spawn is determined to find out.

Copyright

Spawn is ™ and © Todd McFarlane Productions, 2003. All right reserved.


STRANGERS #4 (of 6)

(W) J.M. & Randy Lofficier

(P) Manuel Garcia

(I) Eduardo Alpuente

Cover A Manuel Garcia

Cover B Stuart Immonen

FC 32pp $2.95 Six issue monthly finite series

In stores the week of June 25th

The Concept

HOMICRON: a NASA physicist whose body is inhabited by a powerful alien;
STARLOCK: the former servant of awesome cosmic entities, now a fugitive;
FUTURA: a mysterious woman from another dimension;
JALEB: the secretive agent of a race of telepaths;
JAYDEE: the deadliest killing machine in the universe;
… These are STRANGERS to our world, brought together by Tanka, an
“invariant” empowered by an unfathomably distant future to safeguard our time.


This Issue

“The Livid Daylights”
From his Moonbase, the dying NECROMANCER schemes to turn Earth into his
funeral pyre. But his passing would not be complete without the
humiliation of his arch-enemies, the super-group known as HEXAGON. As
the STRANGERS mount a last, desperate attempt on the Moonbase to stop
the NECROMACER’s suicidal plan, the villain turns HEXAGON against them
— but not all heroes will escape alive from the deadly confrontation.

Copyright

STRANGERS is ™ and © 2003 SEMIC S.A. All characters appearing therein
and the distinctive likeness thereof is ™ and © of Semic S.A.

TECH JACKET #8

(W) Robert Kirkman

(A) E.J. Su

(Cover) E.J. Su

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of June 4th


The Concept

The Geldarians are a race of incredibly intelligent, yet physically weak
and fragile beings. To compensate for their frailty they have invented
the “Tech Jacket,” a vest that every Geldarian is equipped with upon
birth. Each jacket grows and matures with its host, specializing in
tasks that the host will find most useful. A fully developed Tech
Jacket is considered to be one of the most powerful weapons in the
Universe. Zack Thompson, through an event of sheer chance, has come to
possess a Tech Jacket of his own. Now it appears that the fate of the
entire Universe rests on his shoulders as he learns that with infinite
power comes infinite responsibility.

This Issue

Zack’s climactic battle with the Scavengine continues! The fate of the
Earth hangs in the balance as Zack faces his most deadly foe yet. Our
hero is forced to make the most important decision of his life, one that
will change things forever! Homework will have to wait! It’s a free
for all of epic proportions; this one is not to be missed!

Copyright

Tech Jacket is ™ and © Robert Kirkman & E.J. Su, 2003. All right reserved.


VOLTRON: DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE #2

(W) Dan Jolley

(P) Mike Norton and Clint Hilinski

(I) Clayton Brown

(Cover) Mike Norton

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of June 4th

The Concept

Hidden in the depths of the planet Arus are five giant mechanical lions. Together, with the aid of magics long forgotten, they form Voltron: Defender of the Universe, an immensely powerful robot that will give the people of Arus the means necessary to restore their war-torn galaxy to peace. At the helm of the lions: five courageous pilots who have sworn themselves to protect this alien world, and the princess who commands it.

This Issue

After crash-landing on Planet Arus, Keith, Sven, Lance, Hunk and Pidge discover the legend of Voltron is real when they find one of the fabled robotic Lions. But after a Supremacy patrol squadron makes the same discovery, a race against time unfolds as the five pilots struggle to beat the Drules to the other four lions hidden beneath the planet’s surface. Will the pilots learn the secret of controlling the legendary Lions? Find out in part two of “Revelations.”

Copyright

Voltron is © 2003 World Events Productions, under license to Devil’s Due Publishing.

TOP COW


BATTLE OF THE PLANETS – “Trial by Fire” Collected Edition

(W) Munier Sharrieff (P) Wilson Tortosa (C) Shane Law and Udon

Get the first three issues of this best selling comic book series
collected in Battle of the Planets Trial by Fire! Join Mark, Jason,
Tiny, Keyop, and Princess on their adventures to save the earth from the
evil Zoltar and the forces of Spectra! The attack on Earth has begun,
and only the super-team known as G-Force stands between the forces of
evil and our planet’s utter destruction. Can Mark, Jason, Keyop, Tiny
and Princess defeat Zoltar and the soldiers of Spectra? Earth had better
hope so, because time is running OUT!

FC 80 pages $7.99 trade paper back

BATTLE OF THE PLANETS #11 – “Second Encounters” 11 of 12

(W) Munier Sharrieff (P) Wilson Tortosa (C ) Shane Law and Udon

In this issue, Anderson is granted a formal meeting with the mysterious
Rigans. He learns that this isn’t the first time he and the highly
advanced alien race have made contact. Meanwhile, a discarded soldier
under Zoltar’s command returns as a deadly new enemy that seeks
vengeance.Ships with two covers in a 75/25 ratio.

FC 32 pages $2.99 continuing series


MAGDALENA/VAMPIRELLA

(W) David Wohl (P) Joe Benitez and Martin Montiel (I) Jason Gorder (C) Tyson Wengler

An ancient evil has been unleashed in Paris that traces its origins back
to the Catholic Church. The Magdalena is called in to investigate and
gets caught up in a battle with the one and only Vampirella! Can these
two iron out their differences in time? They’d better hope so, because
if they don’t we’re ALL in trouble!

Features a cover with a 75/25 split

FC 32 pages $2.99 one shot


TOMB RAIDER #31 -“Conquista”

(W) John Ney Reiber (P) Pop Mhan (I) Jonathan Sibal (C ) Jonathan D. Smith

In the jungles of war-scarred Guatemala, Lara uncovers an ancient Mayan
treasure–and an ancient people caught in a crossfire between the
murderous overlords of the land’s bloodstained past and her war-scarred
present. A generation of conquistadors who’ve lost all sanity and
humanity in subterranean darkness. An army of death squad killers more
beast than man. Trapped between the two, the people of the land can
expect no future but slavery or death… Until fate deals them a Tomb
Raider–the ultimate wildcard! The legendary Pop Mhan (Spyboy) makes an
explosive return to comics in this old school classic Tomb Raider
adventure–and his spicy, kinetic artwork is hotter and cooler than
ever. So grab your shades. You’ll need them.
Ships with two covers in a 75/25 split.

FC 32 pages $2.99 continuing series


TOMB RAIDER: EPIPHANY

(W) Dan Jurgens (P) Daryl Banks (I) Jonathan Sibal (C ) Brian Buccellato

As a child, Lara Croft had no interest in archeology until hearing
several lectures given by Professor Werner Von Croy, who had revealed
some of history’s greatest secrets. Lara joined him on a hunt, and the
two friends quickly became enemies when Von Croy’s greed caused him to
betray Lara. Now, the specter of Von Croy has returned as Lara returns
to the scene of her first adventure, where she almost lost her life. In
a gripping tale told by Dan Jurgens, Darryl Banks and John Sibal, the
past comes alive and collides with the present as Lara confronts not
only the mysteries of long buried treasures, but her own personal
history as well.

FC 48 pages $4.99 one shot

TOP COW: BOOK OF REVELATIONS 2003

The secrets of the Top Cow Universe are revealed in this tour-de-force 32-pager giving you all the inside dirt on your favorite characters: Powers, first appearances, hat sizes*, birth dates, origins, you-name-it! Get the inside scoop on characters from Witchblade, The Darkness, Evo, Cyberforce and more! Hey, you could read a kajillion books and dredge up all of this info yourself-but we did it for you!

* Note: hat sizes may not be included for all characters.

FC 32 pages $2.99 one shot


WITCHBLADE #66

(W) Chuck Austen (P) Scott Benefiel (I) Jasen Rodriguez (c) John Starr

Uncanny X-Men writer Chuck Austen lends his talents to NYPD detective and Witchblade-wielder Sara Pezzini in this special stand-alone tale! Sara unravels a mystery that will stretch the limits of both her deductive and supernatural powers, as über-artist Scott Benefiel (Tomb Raider #28) lays down the pencils. And did we mention this is by the guy who writes Uncanny X-Men? You know, that book you buy EVERY month?

FC 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

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Magdalena Trade Paper Back

Magdalena #2-3

Magdalena / Angelus #1/2

Darkness #15

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