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Image Comics Solicitations for product shipping April, 2002

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THE 10TH MUSE #11

(W) Darren G. Davis (A) Roger Cruz (Cover) Roger Cruz

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing bi-monthly series

In stores the week of April 24th.

The Concept

A lone hero sets forth to seek out justice. Emma Sonnett is the title
character in this saga, district attorney by day and the Muse by night.
Greek Mythology set in the modern day world.

This Issue

“The Endgame”

All is back to normal in the DA’s office and Emma has a moment to
breathe, or at least she thinks she does. She is working on a case that
she has a moral dilemma with. Just when she thought that she can have a
night’s sleep, a new group of super villains are making their presence
known in San Francisco. “The Endgame” plays the Muse to her limits. She
must juggle all of this including having her parents stop by for the
weekend.

EXTRA:

Part II of the Orion the Hunter solo story. His hunt for Medusa is at a
dead end. Very dead. Written by Scott Davis and penciled by Deon Nuckols.

Recommended for readers and fans of…

JLA, Avengers, Elektra, Witchblade, and Tomb Raider

Copyright

10th Muse is ™ and © Darren G. Davis 2002. All right reserved.

ATHENA INC. #1

(W) Brian Haberlin (A) Jay Anacleto

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing bi-monthly series

In stores the week of April 10th.

The Concept

A certain black ops agency has come up with the perfect operative. She
can’t be caught.

And even if she is, there is no way to link her to any action, because
she doesn’t even know she’s an agent. Heck, she doesn’t even look like
their agent. How do they do it? Through the magic of genetics, of
course. Our agent has a genetic trigger in her head and once that is
thrown she changes into a completely different woman, different hair
color, fingerprints, shoe size, mind – you name it.

This Issue

Witness a life out of balance. Gwen Morse is a member of the
globetrotting elite, moving from one gala to the next. She’s the
paparazzo’s darling ­ traveling to the most exotic locations, dining on
the finest food, rubbing elbows with the biggest celebrities…one would
think Gwen had the perfect life. But being a trendsetter is,
well…boring ­ at least to Gwen. She dreams of another life, one where
she’s an international spy. The danger…the intrigue.

But, as they say, be careful what you wish for. Because what she
doesn’t know is…well, that would be telling.

Be there from the beginning of this high-tech action adventure. From
Russ Manning Award-winning artist Jay Anacleto and writer/co-creator of
Aria and Witchblade, Brian Haberlin.

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Alex Ross, Jay Anacleto, Bond films, Alias, and Le Femme Nikita

Copyright

ATHENA INC. is ™ and © Brian Haberlin, 2002. All rights reserved.

BASTARD SAMURAI #1

(W) Mike Oeming & Miles Gunter (A) Kelsey Shannon (I) Mike Oeming (Cover) Kelsey Shannon

FC 32pp $2.95 Bi-monthly 3 issue finite series

In stores the week of April 10th.

The Concept

Bastard Samurai takes place in present-day Manhattan and focuses on
Jiro, a killer at the top of his class at the Kozu sword school. The
underground training camp in midtown takes in orphans and twists them
into Bushido warriors. The Yakuza stage death matches across the city
rooftops where Japanese businessmen gamble heavily on the always-fatal
outcome. The story is produced and overseen by Powers co-creator
Michael Avon Oeming, who introduces newcomers Miles Gunter (Vertigo’s
Weird War Tales) and animator Kelsey Shannon, who worked on Jimmy
Neutron: Boy Genius. Each issue includes a five-page backup drawn fully
by Oeming.

This Issue

Jiro’s status allows him the best that Manhattan offers, but he is
forever on the tight leash of his superiors: always followed, always
watched. The killing life is all he has ever known, but a rendezvous
with fate is about to change all that. With graduation in sight, Jiro
experiences a vision while meditating that sets a sequence of events in
motion that will take him beyond his own limits- and change him forever.

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Fight Club, Powers, Blade of the Immortal, and 100 Bullets.

Copyright

Bastard Samurai is ™ and © Mike Oeming and Kelsey Shannon, 2002. All
rights reserved.

BLOOD LEGACY: THE NOVEL

Top Cow Comics

(W) Kerri Hawkins

B/W 304pp $6.95 One-shot prose novel

In stores the week of April 24th.

“VAMPIRES AREN’T REAL…BUT THE ONES WHO INSPIRED THE LEGEND FIND THE MYTH VERY AMUSING…”

Dr. Susan Ryerson, a young doctor at the forefront of genetic research,
stumbles across an unconscious woman with mortal injuries. But
impossibly, the woman returns to life, and Dr. Ryerson discovers that
she has crossed paths with something that is more than human. Ryan
Alexander, her enigmatic patient, possesses extraordinary capabilities,
an inconceivable anatomy, and a devastating charisma. She draws Susan
into a violent and erotic world that places both the doctor and her
young son in danger. Ryan, through her vivid dreams and through the
memories of the others, relives her six centuries of life, all the while
knowing that history is accelerating to catch up with her. And Susan
can only wonder what one so powerful could possibly be afraid of…BLOOD
LEGACY. Six centuries of questions that only the novel can answer.

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Anne Rice, Buffy, and Blade.

Offered again:

Blood Legacy: The Complete Set

Blood Legacy: The Complete Set – Signed

Copyright

Blood Legacy™ , its logo and all related characters are ™& © 2002 Top Cow Productions Inc. All rights reserved.

DEFIANCE #2

(W) Douglass Barré and Joey Lee (A) Kano Kang and Zack Suh (Cover) Kano Kang and Zack Suh

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing bi-monthly series

In stores the week of April 3rd.

The Concept

The Devil has a plan to take over the Earth. Hell’s original tenants
have a plan to reclaim the inferno. One man holds the key to victory for
either side…and all he wants is a plate of scrambled eggs. Instead,
he’s got a message to deliver that he can’t remember and allies who
can’t find him! This epic science-horror thriller follows Earth’s last
hope to avoid infernal domination. There’s only one way out of a no-win
situation…and that’s Defiance!

This Issue

“The Messenger” Part Two of Four
The federal mayor of New York is working for Hell, and now the Devil’s
got a job for him: kill the Messenger. Can Ivan still find out why he
was raised from the dead while running from both the National Guard and
swarms of hellborn demons? And why is the only person who can save him
the strange little girl in the ragged dress? All this…and Lym engages
in political debate with a bum!

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Spawn, Red Star, Midnight Nation, and white fudge covered Oreos.

Copyright

Defiance is ™ and © Powerhouse, Inc., 2002. All rights reserved.

FATHOM #15

Top Cow Comics

(W) Michael Turner and Bill O’Neil (P) Michael Turner (I) Jonathan Sibal (C) Peter Steigerwald

FC 32pp $2.50 ongoing series

Note: This issue will ship with a 1 in 25 alternate cover by Michael Turner.

Attention Retailers: See order form for incentive program.

In stores the week of April 24th.

The Concept

There are two worlds. The one we know, and the one below. Aspen Matthews
was a marine biologist who, in a failed experiment, discovered that she
is actually a water nymph, able to live and thrive beneath the water.

This Issue

While Aspen tangled with Vana, events set in motion by Killian’s Blue
Sun have begun to take shape. Chance’s “unauthorized absence” is over.
The Admiral has laid groundwork for his revenge on the Water People.
Cannon, reeling from his encounter with Vana, leads Aspen to the city of
her birth. And fifty-year fallout from the formation of the Dissidents
will damage Aspen in ways she never could’ve expected. Yes, it’s the
beginning of The Next Big Arc.

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Buffy, Elektra, Tomb Raider, and The Darkness.

Copyright

Fathom™ its logo and all related characters are ®,™ & © 2002 Top Cow Productions Inc. All rights reserved.

G.I. JOE #5

(W) Josh Blaylock (A) Eric Hanson (I) John Larter (Cover) Steve Kurth

FC 32pp $2.95 Now Monthly

In stores the week of April 3rd.

The Concept

G.I. Joe is the code name for America’s daring, highly trained, special
mission force. Its mission, to defend human freedom against Cobra, a
ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world!

This Issue

This Issue takes place BEFORE the events of issue one and finally gives
us a glimpse into the super-spy life of Duke before reinstating the Joe
team. Better yet, this overseas adventure pits the Joe Sergeant against
Cobra’s most ruthless British mercenary, Major Bludd. Retailers, this is
a stand-alone issue and a great jumping-on point for readers who missed
the first story arc. Fill-in artist Eric Hanson (Tellos) takes the
reigns while Steve Kurth does the cover.

Recommended for readers and fans of…

G.I. Joe is a sure win with anyone into high adventure, military action,
and more. It’s an action story that plots the U.S. military against a
team of near-super villains, and a great nostalgia kick to boot. For
fans of the old Joe toon and comics, Danger Girl, Behind Enemy Lines,
and Rainbow Six

Copyright

G.I. Joe is ™ and © Hasbro, Inc, 2002. All right reserved.

G.I.JOE: BATTLE FILES #1 (of 3)

(W) Scott Wherle (A) Steve Kurth, Josh Blaylock, Eric Hanson, Mike Norton, Tim Seeley (I) Barb Schulz and John Larter (Cover) David Beck

FC 48pp Prestige format $5.95 Bi-monthly 3-issue finite series

In stores the week of April 17th.

The Concept

G.I. Joe Battle Files is a three issue “who’s who” style mini-series
focusing on the members of the Joe and Cobra teams, as well as their
vehicles. If the success of the G.I. Joe Convention Special is any
indication, expect fans to love this book. Issue one focuses on the
Joes, issue two on Cobra, and issue three on vehicles and tech gear.
Full of information on each character, including updated ranks and bios.

This Issue

Atten-hut! It’s everything you ever wanted to know about America’s
elite fighting force as the first issue of Battle Files kicks off with a
focus on the Joes themselves. From your old favorites to the new blood,
this is an invaluable resource for any G.I. Joe fan.

Recommended for readers and fans of…

G.I. Joe is a sure win with anyone into high adventure, military action,
and more. It’s an action story that plots the U.S. military against a
team of near-super villains, and a great nostalgia kick to boot. For
fans of the old Joe toon and comics, D.C.’s Who’s Who, and Marvel Universe.

Copyright

G.I. Joe is ™ and © Hasbro, Inc, 2002. All right reserved.

IMAGE INTRODUCES…CRYPTOPIA

(W) Benjamin Raab (A) Pat Quinn (I) John Lowe & Mostafa Moussa (Cover) Pat Quinn

FC 32pp $2.95 One-Shot

In stores the week of April 3rd.

The Concept

CRYPTOPIA is the story of Dr. Shannon Palmer…a cryptozoologist whose
insatiable quest for hidden species jeopardizes her work, her
colleagues, and her the last remaining vestiges of her self-respect.
It’s a high-adventure parable about the fine line dividing Man and
Beast…the dark parallels between us and the creatures with which we
share our world…and the tragic realization that all that really sets us
apart from the animal kingdom are a pair of opposable thumbs.

This Issue

Bigfoot. The Loch Ness Monster. Yetis. Chupacabras. To most people,
these bizarre creatures are the stuff of myths, legends and hoaxes. But
to Dr. Shannon Palmer and her crack team of cryptozoologists, they’re as
real as any animal in the zoo. And they’re gonna prove it by embarking
upon an expedition to the mysterious island where these hidden species
dwell. A trip that’s certain to change their lives and careers forever.
IF they survive…

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, and The Usual Suspects.

Copyright

Cryptopia is ™ and © Benjamin Raab and Pat Quinn, 2002. All rights reserved.

KABUKI VOL VI: SCARAB

Hardcover Edition

(W) David Mack (A) Rick Mays (Cover) David Mack

BW 256pp $29.95 Hardcover

Hardcover LIMITED EDITION

Signed & numbered with original SKETCH! Limited to 500 copies.

BW 256pp $59.95 Hardcover

Both in stores the week of April 17th.

The Concept

Growing up in the subcultures of urban Japan, a young
woman journeys through the underworlds of organized
crime, secret societies, government operatives,
awkward friendships, and young romance.

A mix of crime fiction and personal duality elegantly
told through the masks and metaphors of Japanese
mythology.

This Issue

Kabuki:Scarab (collecting Kabuki Agents: Scarab #1-8) picks up right
where Kabuki Vol 5: Metamorphosis left off and answers all the mysteries
left dangling from that series. And Scarab is still a self-contained
story, so even new readers can start with it.

More than the original issues, this handsome 256 page archival hardcover
includes a gallery of covers (including the Quesada variant), new pin
ups, sketches and character designs, embossed cover, a brand new dust
jacket painting by David Mack, and an insightful introduction by Paul
Pope.

A trade paperback edition will not be offered before October 2002!

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Japanese crime fiction, Manga, Sandman, and David Mack’s Daredevil.

Copyright

Kabuki is ™ and © David Mack, 2002. All rights reserved.

MCFARLANE MONSTERS

McFarlane Toys

Item #40120

McFarlane mines the mother lode of horror with incredible results. We’ve
put our own twist on a series of classic monsters to create what will
surely rank as one of the eeriest action figure lines of 2002.

* Sea Creature

* Mummy

* Voodoo Queen

* Dracula

* Frankenstein

* Werewolf

This item ships 12 per case, no guarantee of mix.

Please inquire about pricing.

Caut/4

MIDNIGHT NATION #11 (RES)

Joe’s Comics

(W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Gary Frank (I) Jonathan Sibal (C) Matt Milla

FC 32pp $2.50 A 12 issue finite series

In stores the week of April 24th.

This is a resolicitation. All previous orders are cancelled.

The Concept

Detective David Grey is a man “in-between.” His soul does not belong to
him anymore, but he plans on getting it back if it’s the last thing he
ever does. That in mind, he sets out on a quest for his eternal self,
searching the darkest recesses of America to find that which will make
him whole again.

This Issue

The battle is coming to a head. Will David Grey keep his soul AND be
able to save the life of Laurel? The end of their journey is here and
all of their hopes and dreams rely on the outcome of this last test.

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Rising Stars, Babylon 5, Starman, Transmetropolitain, and No Honor.

Copyright

Midnight Nation™ , Joe’s Comics™, their logos and all related characters
are ™& © 2002 J. Michael Straczynski and Top Cow Productions Inc. All
rights reserved.

OBERGEIST: DIRECTORS’ CUT TPB

Top Cow Comics

(W) Dan Jolley, (P) Tony Harris, (I) Ray Snyder (C) Matt Hollingsworth

FC 192pp $19.95 Trade Paperback

In stores the week of April 10th.

The Concept

Intercutting the six-issue “Ragnarok Highway” miniseries with the
flashbacks of “The Empty Locket” special, “Obergeist: Directors’ Cut”
presents the full story of Jürgen Steinholtz – and features a crucial
scene present in neither the mini nor the one-shot. With half-tone
colors added to previously black-and-white art and an introduction by
Bruce Campbell, get the full story here for the first time.

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Spawn, Starman, Hellboy, Death, Preacher, and 12 Monkeys.

Copyright

Obergeist, its logo an all related characters are ™ & © 2002 Tony
Harris, Dan Jolley and Top Cow Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.

POWERS #20

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Mike Avon Oeming

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing Monthly Series

In stores the week of April 17th.

The Concept

Heroes glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire. Flamboyant
villains attempt daring daylight robberies. God-like alien creatures
clash in epic battle over the nighttime sky. And on the dirty city
streets below, Homicide Detective Christian Walker does his job.
Walker is teamed up with spunky rookie Detective Deena Pilgrim to
investigate murders specific to superhero cases. investigations that
takes them from the seediest underbelly a city has to offer, to the
gleaming towers that are home to immortal beings.
It’s cops and capes like you have NEVER seen them in the surprise hit of
from super hot comic writer and EISNER award winning team of Brian
Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man titles, Daredevil, Alias) and full
color, art deco comic artist Mike Avon Oeming (Bluntman and Chronic,
Hammer of the Gods).

This Issue

THE SUPERGROUP SAGA EXPLOSIVE CONCLUSION
One of the greatest supergroups in the world has been virtually
destroyed in front of the world. But the fallout for walker and Deena is
much more personal than they ever thought it would be.
An issue that will change Powers forever.

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Alias, Ultimate Spiderman, Bluntman & Chronic, and Daredevil.

Copyright

Powers is ™ and © Jinxworld. inc, 2002. All right reserved.

RADIX #3

(W/A) Ray & Ben Lai, Brian Reber

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing bi-monthly series

In stores the week of April 3rd.

The Concept

In a society where technological advancement allows the human race to
live in utopia, a secret exists that will change its existence forever.
The inhabitants’ only memory is of the past three years, yet no one
seems to care or want to find out what occurred before then. Four
would-be heroes will have to forge an alliance to solve the mysteries of
their world, their pasts and their powers.

This Issue

Val continues on her journey to unravel the mystery behind her visions.
During a covert rescue operation, Val runs into an old acquaintance who
holds answers about their past together and about Radix. Can she trust
her old ally? Is he there to help her or does he have an ulterior
motive? Find out in this EXCITING third installment of Radix!

Recommended for readers and fans of…

X-men, The Matrix, Terminator, Aliens, and Metal Gear Solid.

Copyright

Radix is ™ and © Ray and Ben Lai, 2002. All right reserved.

SAM & TWITCH: BOUNTY HUNTER WARS OFFERED AGAIN

One of the most exciting comics in recent memory is being offered again
in limited quantities. Get into this noirish detective book ­ featuring
writer Brian Michael Bendis ­ before it gets into you.

Sam and Twitch #14

This special one-shot ­ Dumb Laws and Eggs ­ features a humorous and
intriguing story by writer Brian Michael Bendis and special art by No
Honor and Universe artist Clayton Crain.

FC 32pp $2.50

Sam and Twitch #15

First issue of the thrilling Bounty Hunter Wars story arc,
guest-starring Brian Michael Bendis’ character Jinx. This arc is a real
turning point for Sam and Twitch and features the work of hard-hitting
new artist Alex Maleev.

FC 32pp $2.50

Sam and Twitch #16 — #19

Parts 2 through 5 of the five-part Bounty Hunter Wars story arc are a
must-have for any fan of noirish crime fiction. Features a compelling
Bendis story and great art by Alex Maleev. And Bendis’ character Jinx
guest-stars in a central role.

FC 32pp $2.50 each

SAVAGE DRAGON #98

by Erik Larsen

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of April 17th.

The Concept

The planet Earth has gone through a startling transformation! The domino
effect caused by the death of 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 and try to repair the damage he’s caused! It ain’t a
walk in the park, Bunky!

This Issue

A rift has been opened in time and space and the Savage Dragon returns
to the world he left behind! But having spent years in the ravaged
Savage World, how has this world progressed without him? What startling
changes have taken place during his absence? And who has taken his
place? The answers will shock and confound you! The startling saga that
leads up to the record setting 100th issue continues! Makes sliced bread
look pretty stale! No joke! Not for sissies! Savage Dragon comes with
our Highest Possible Recommendation!

Recommended for readers and fans of…

All those wonderful Harry Potter books. C’mon! I know you’re out there!
Give ol’ Dragon a gander! You won’t be sorry.

Copyright

Savage Dragon ® and © Erik Larsen, 2002. All right reserved.

SPAWN #121

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 April 24th.

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.

This Issue

“The Devil His Due”

Everything’s changed now. Spawn has faced his darkest moment since
returning to Earth and he’s barely come through. Betrayed by those he
trusted most, stunned by secrets of his life as Al Simmons, stripped of
his Hell-borne legacy, Spawn is reduced to a mere shadow of himself. And
the ordeal keeps getting worse. The Usurper of the Throne of Hell has
plans of his own for the errant Hellspawn. Caught amid this storm of
lies and intrigue, battered from every side, the Spawn now has only one goal: to survive.

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Seven, The Sixth Sense, Stir of Echoes, Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Twin Peaks

Copyright

Spawn is ™ and © Todd McFarlane Productions, 2002. All right reserved.

TEKKEN FOREVER: #2

(W) Dave Chi (A) Paco Diaz (I) Dark Design Works

FC 32pp $2.95 4 issue bi-monthly finite series

In stores the week of April 10th.

The Concept

Tekken Forever is based on the #1 fighting game Tekken from Namco.

This Issue

The Iron Fist Tournament has finally begun, and friends, along with
bitter enemies, clash to shape it’s outcome. 1st round matches places
Paul Phoenix against King the 2nd, Forrest Law against Eddy Gordo and
Jin Kazama up against Hwoarang in an all or nothing match to see who is
worthy to face Heihachi Mishima. But the mysterious fighter, Unknown,
and the God of Fight (Toshin), have other plans for the competitors.

Recommended for readers and fans of…

X-men & Tomb Raider

Copyright

Tekken is ™ and © Namco 2002. All right reserved.

TOMB RAIDER #21

Top Cow Comics

(W) John Ney Reiber (P) Randy Green (I) Jonathan Sibal (C) Jonathan Smith

FC 32pp $2.50 Ongoing Monthly series

Attention Retailers: See order for incentive program.

In stores the week of April 17th.

The Concept

One of the most popular characters in video game history, Lara Croft, is
a little bit Indiana Jones, a little bit Playboy playmate, and enough
action and adventure to snare an entire generation of fans with her
continuing adventures.

This Issue

Follow Lara high in Tibet to the Taktsang Ravine where she searches for
the Black Mandala. A new artistic team starts their run with this
well-loved character and they’re bringing even more of the signature
game moves and puzzles to the book. John Ney Reiber and Randy Green
guarantee to make this an exciting and sexy time in the life of Lara Croft!

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Indiana Jones, The Mummy, Witchblade, and No Honor.

Offered again:

Top Cow Classics: Tomb Raider #1

Copyright

Tomb Raider, the Tomb Raider logo, Lara Croft and her likeness and Eidos Interactive are trademarks of Eidos P.L.C. All rights reserved.

TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #4

Top Cow Comics

(W) Fiona Avery (P) Drew Johnson (I) Jay Leisten (C) Jonathan D. Smith

FC 32pp $2.95 12 issue finite series

In stores the week of April 3rd.

The Concept

Artifact hunter extraordinaire Lara Croft is on the adventure of a
lifetime, out to track down the Spanish Armada of 1550. Journeys is a
twelve-issue adventure spanning the seven seas, full of swashbuckling
adventure like you’ve never seen!

This Issue

“Déjà vu”
Lara Croft’s about to learn that turnabout’s fair play. Kagan has been
waiting for an opportunity to get even with her for meddling in the
affairs of the Sodom and Gomorrah excavation. Now, he gets his chance.
Only it turns out during their face-to-face encounter that Lara, and
then Kagan, seem to remember each other from someplace before. And with
that memory, comes the realization that sometimes even the joy of the
hunt can be more powerful than the joy of revenge. Featuring a brand new
Tomb Raider cover by the one and only Adam Hughes, don’t miss out on the
latest installment of Lara’s Journey!!

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Fathom, Indiana Jones, Goonies, and Buffy.

Offered again:

Tomb Raider #0

Copyright

Tomb Raider, the Tomb Raider logo, Lara Croft and her likeness and Eidos Interactive are trademarks of Eidos P.L.C. All rights reserved.

UNIVERSE #7

Top Cow Comics

(W) Paul Jenkins (P) Clayton Crain (I) Jonathan Glapion (C) Steve Firchow

FC 32pp $2.50 Ongoing Monthly series

In stores the week of April 17th.

The Concept

This is it ­ the rhyme and reason behind the Top Cow Universe. Examining
the connection between The Darkness, The Witchblade, and The Angelus,
Universe takes you through Hell to connect the Top Cow Universe as never before.

This Issue

Tom Judge is confronted with the stark reality that he alone must choose
a successor to the Devil. Power over the Inferno itself awaits the
chosen one…perhaps Hell’s new dictator will be the one who best knows
how to make a deal. Let the cruelest, sneakiest and most unpleasant
demon win, and we’re not talking about Wall Street, folks! Enter a
twilight world of insider trading and paradigm shifts, where economic
trends are defined by the goodness of a man’s soul, and the one with the
most toys wins!!

Plus, a special sneak preview of next summers blockbuster debut from Top
Cow is included in this very issue!! We’ll give you two hints, Alex Ross
and Battle of the Planets!! Be there!!!

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Watchmen, JLA, Planetary, and Hellboy.

Copyright

Universe™ its logo and all related characters are ®,™ & © 2002 Top Cow Productions Inc. All rights reserved.

WITCHBLADE #55

Top Cow Comics

(W) David Wohl (P)Francis Manapul (I) D-Tron (C) Steve Firchow

FC 32pp $2.50 Ongoing Series

In stores the week of April 10th.

The Concept

Police officer Sara Pezzini has come into possession of the Witchblade,
a demonic gauntlet that throws her into a world of supernatural menaces
unlike any she knew existed before. Will she control the Witchblade, or
will it control her, body and soul?

This Issue

As Sara and Jake continue their investigation into the brutal slayings
in the mob world, they realize what’s behind it all is WAY more
insidious than they thought – especially when their search leads them to
the nefarious and deadly assassin known as Tora No Shi! Meanwhile,
Nottingham, now separated from Sara, finds comfort in a familiar place…

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Buffy, Elektra, Tomb Raider, and The Darkness.

Offered again:

Witchblade #51

Witchblade #52

Witchblade Infinity

Copyright

Witchblade™ its logo and all related characters are ®,™ & © 2002 Top Cow Productions Inc. All rights reserved.

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