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Image Comics Solicitations for product shipping August, 2002

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The following is product shipping to comic stores from Image Comics in August, 2002:


AGE OF BRONZE #14

by Eric Shanower

BW 32pp $3.50 Quarterly ongoing series

In stores the week of August 14th.

The Concept

Age of Bronze presents the ancient and thrilling tradition of the
world-famous Trojan War, freshly retold for the 21st century. All the
drama of the time-honored story unfolds before your eyes, all the
familiar people and event, the beautiful Helen, the wily Odysseus, the
noble Achilles, and the deadly Trojan Horse. All the comedy, all the
tragedy, all the wide canvas of human drama unfolds within the pages of
Age of Bronze.

This Issue

Scattered by a storm, the Achaean fleet limps homeward, the fate of the
war with Troy in doubt. After easily persuading Odysseus to join him at
Mycenae, High King Agamemnon encounters unwelcome resistance from his
wife when she refuses to sleep with him. Meanwhile, Achilles returns to
Skyros where his wife and son await him. But a difficult choice awaits
him as well–a choice between Deidamia and Patroklus.

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
Dynasty; I, Claudius, Frank Miller’s 300, Gladiator, Ben-Hur and
Homer’s Iliad and The Odyssey.

Copyright

Age of Bronze is ™ and © 2002 Eric Shanower. All rights reserved.

ATHENA INC #3

(W) Brian Haberlin

(A) Jay Anacleto

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing bi-monthly series

Cover A by Jay Anacleto

Cover B by Brian Haberlin

In stores the week of August 7th.

The Concept

Athena Inc., the blackest of black ops, has come up with the perfect operative.

She can’t be caught.

And even if she could be, 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.

She was hailed as a success…that was until…the genetic trigger that
enables her to switch personas began to break down. Now she can switch
forms more or less on her own. And now she’s a threat to the security
of Athena Inc. and must be dealt with.
But who will deal with whom first?

This Issue

Gwen is hearing voices and they are getting louder by the minute…the bad
thing is she knows where these voices are coming from…herself! And she
just won’t shut up!

As for the Mary side of things…well, she is on the run full tilt from
Athena Inc. and has picked up some help from a very unlikely source,
Randall Horne, the only recently ex-head of research at Athena Inc. But
can one old man really tip the scales of fate in her favor versus other
highly trained Manhunters? Open a copy up and see.
MATURE READERS

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
Alex Ross, Jay Anacleto, James Bond, Alias, and Le Femme Nikita.

Copyright

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

ATHENA INC #1 MUSEUM EDITION

Edition A – featuring Jeff Campbell art.

Edition B – featuring Jay Anacleto art.

Each edition is strictly limited to 200 copies signed and numbered.

Product is bagged and boarded with a certificate of authenticity.

$100.00


BASTARD SAMURAI #3

(W) Mike Oeming and Miles Gunter

(A)Kelsey Shannon

(I) Mike Oeming

(Cover) Mike Oeming

FC 32pp $2.95 Issue 3 of 3

In stores the week of August 7th.

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 used by the Yakuza in death matches staged across
the city rooftops where Japanese businessmen gamble heavily on the
always-fatal outcome.

This Issue

Jiro faces off against his Master in a Japanese cemetery. Can Jiro match
the skills of the man that taught him how to kill? Between master and
student, who is the real Samurai? And where the hell is Toshi? All
questions are answered and the stage is set for Bastard Samurai II.
Also features a Toshi backup drawn by Oeming!

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
Fight Club, Powers, Crying Freeman and 100 Bullets
BASTARD SAMURAIN T-SHIRT
See the Graphiti Designs section in this catalog for details.

Copyright

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


BATTLE OF THE PLANETS #2

(W) Munier Shurief

(P) Alex Ross and Wilson Tortosa

(C) Shane Law and Udon Studios

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of August 14th.

The Concept

Banded together to protect the earth, G-Force is a team of five highly
trained teenagers who keep the world safe from all manner of evil
threats! Using an array of advanced weapons and even-more-advanced
vehicles, the team best known for their 1970’s cartoon series is set to
be taken into the 21st Century by some of the top talents in comics!

This Issue

The hottest event of the summer continues as 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? Buy
this issue with an all new Alex Ross cover and find out!!!

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
Transformers, Star Blazers, Battle Chasers, and classic anime.

Copyright

Battle of the Planets is ™ and © 2002 Sandy Frank Film Syndication Inc, A.R.R.


DEFIANCE #4

(W) Douglass Barré

(A) Kano Kang and Zack Suh

(Cover) Kano Kang and Zack Suh

FC 32pp $2.95 Bimonthly

In stores the week of August 28th.

The Concept

If Ivan doesn’t deliver his message, here’s what’s going to happen:

1. Satan takes over the earth and reigns over it with fire and
terror.

2. Nothing else, for all eternity.

So, it’s up to Cleo and Lym, two hell-born agents of Satan’s rival, to
keep Ivan alive long enough to get his job done. The only problem? Ivan
doesn’t even remember the message he was sent back to earth to
deliver…

This Issue

“The Messenger” Part Four of Four
Li’l Cleo couldn’t save Ivan… can the original Cleo do any better? She
and Lym finally find the Messenger, but so does Mayor Lowe Thibodeaux
and his unwelcome mental roommate, the Devil. You just know things
aren’t going to end well when all your characters meet for the first
time and proceed to start shedding their skin and exploding and stuff.
The first act of DEFIANCE comes to a shattering conclusion with this
issue!

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…Midnight Nation, Red Star, Dark
Minds, Dante’s Inferno, and the letters K and D and the number 11.

Offered Again:

Defiance #1-2

Copyright

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


G.I. JOE #9

(W) Josh Blaylock

(A) Steve Kurth

(I) John Larter

(C) Mike Zeck

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of August 14th.

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

This is it! The issue you’ve been waiting for. The world’s two baddest
ninjas go head to
head in an Arashikage battle royal! Snake-Eyes. Storm Shadow. That’s
all you need to know.

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 Crouching Tiger, Twenty-Four, Metal Gear, or the old G.I. Joe
comics and cartoons.

Offered Again:

GI Joe MIA

GI Joe #3-5

Copyright

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

G.I. JOE BATTLE FILES # 3

(W) Scott Wherle

(A) Various

(C) David Michael Beck

FC 48pp $5.95 3 of 3

In stores the week of August 21st.

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

The last of the G.I .Joe sourcebook volumes is here! Find out
everything you ever wanted to know about Joe and Cobra vehicles,
gadgets, and equipment. Want to know the layout of Zartan’s Everglades
compound? What’s the Joe wrist-com all about? That and more are in
Battle Files #3.

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
This book is for all the source book aficionados out there. Also, fans
of the regular Joe series, and the old Order of Battle comics will want
to get their hands on this.

Copyright

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

HELLSPAWN #16

Todd McFarlane Productions

(W) Steve Niles

(A) Ben Templesmith

(Cover) Ben Templesmith

FC 32pp $2.50 Ongoing Monthly Series

In stores the week of August 21st.

The Concept

Featuring the same core character as the long-running Spawn comic book,
Hellspawn mires the protagonist in a dark, foreboding world of grime and
dirty secrets. While Spawn highlights a battle between the dark and the
light, Hellspawn is struggling mightily to keep the blackness at bay.
This book is the stripped-down ugly essence of Todd McFarlane’s
Hell-born creation.

This Issue

“Hellworld Part 4, the Conclusion”
The heart of man is the place the Devil’s in: I feel sometimes a hell
within myself.
All of Hellworld will stagger at the power of a Hellspawn out of
control! What was illusion is now terrifyingly indisputable and the
she-demon seducer Hel will come face to face with Spawn on his own
terms. The lies are put aside and Spawn will confront the inhabitants of
a thousands pits of Hell to rescue one innocent girl whose life he put
in jeopardy. This will be the Hellspawn’s finest hour … or his last.

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
The Sixth Sense, Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Twin Peaks.

Copyright

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


HOLY TERROR #1

(W) Jason Caskey

(A) Phil Hester

(I) Jim Woodyard

FC 32pp $2.95 Four issue finite series

In stores the week of August 21st.

The Concept

Sometimes the worst that can happen is that your dreams come true, and
they turn out to be nightmares. Take, for example, Max Brody. He’s a guy
struggling to live up to his father’s legend and make a name for himself
in the wild world of professional wrestling. All he needs is one break.
He gets that break, but is it worth it? Is fame and fortune enough for a
man to risk his very soul?

This Issue

What is the bizarre connection between ancient Aztec curses and the
world of professional wrestling? Find out, as wrestler Max Brody dons a
mysterious black mask and takes on the persona of the Holy Terror. Join
us as Max discovers that real battles have no scripted outcome, and
glory is a small reward in exchange for one man’s soul!

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
Hellboy, Savage Dragon, Beyond the Mat, Old-School Pro Wrestling, and
John Carpenter movies.

Copyright

Holy Terror is ™ and © Jason Caskey and Phil Hester 2002. All rights reserved.


LIBERTY MEADOWS #27

by Frank Cho

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

In stores the week of August 14th.

The Concept

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

This Issue

Brandy goes to her first comic book convention with the boys to meet
various comic celebrities and…disaster. Ralph, the midget circus bear,
prepares to reclaim the world record as the fastest airborne animal
with a little help from Jen, a lovely NASA engineer.

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
Bloom County, Calvin & Hobbes, and Benny Hill.

Copyright

Liberty Meadows is ™ and © Frank Cho, 2002. All rights reserved.

MCFARLANE’S MOVIE MANIACS 5

McFarlane Toys

Item # 17700

McFarlane Toys’ infamous Movie Maniacs series continues to expand. One
of the world’s most popular and highly anticipated action figures lines,
Series 5 expands the boundaries of what’s considered a “maniac” with the
most beautifully sculpted and eclectic collection yet.

* T-800 Endoskeleton

* Sarah Connor

* Jason X

* The Tooth Fairy

* Lord of Darkness

* The Djinn

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

Please inquire about pricing.

Caut/4

MCFARLANE’S SPORTS PICKS: BASEBALL SERIES 3

McFarlane Toys

Item # 70260

Our third series of big league superstars features eight more of the
finest hitting, pitching and fielding players in Major League Baseball.
Each action figure comes complete with official team uniform, equipment
and has its own custom base.

* Chipper Jones

* Adam Dunn

* Jason Giambi

* Curt Schilling

* Roberto Alomar

* Juan Gonzalez

* Roy Oswalt

* Vladamir Guerrero

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

Please inquire about pricing.

Caut/4

MCFARLANE’S SPORTS PICKS: FOOTBALL SERIES 4

McFarlane Toys

Item # 70320

McFarlane Toys’ fourth series of gridiron greats features an increased
set size, from six players to eight. And what a group of eight. This
series includes several of the most highly requested athletes, all in
action poses with complete uniforms and equipment.

* Brett Favre

* Terrell Owens

* Peyton Manning

* Jason Sehorn

* Donovan McNabb

* Ricky Williams

* Michael Vick

* Curtin Martin

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

Please inquire about pricing.

Caut/4


MICRONAUTS #2

(W) Scott Wherle

(A) Eric Wolfe Hanson

(I) Barb Schulz

(Cover) Dave Johnson

FC 32pp $2.95 Bi-Monthly ongoing series

In stores the week of August 7th.

The Concept

Within our own universe lies another universe unbeknownst to us… until
now. The realm of the MICRONAUTS – a place ruled by evil tyrant, Baron
Karza, whose scientific marvels offer his people immortality, at the
cost of their humanity. When unsuspecting, Ryan Archer is thrown into
their world, we find that not only are things about to change, but Ryan
will have much to do with it.

This Issue

Meet Persephone. In a fantastic, cold and metallic, science fiction
landscape, she’s the most beautiful woman stranded and incarcerated
Earthman Ryan Archer has ever laid eyes upon. But is she friend or foe?
Meanwhile, we learn from the warrior Acroyear, the details of Baron
Karza’s malicious rise to power and how he became the powermad dictator
that he is. It’s not a pretty story.

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
The original Micronauts toys and comics, A Distant Soil, Farscape, Lost

In Space, Star Wars.

Copyright

Micronauts is © 2002 Takara/A.G.E. All rights reserved.


POWERS #24

(W) Brian Michael Bendis

(A) Mike Avon Oeming

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of August 14th.

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
take them from the seediest underbelly a city has to offer, to the
gleaming towers that are home to immortal beings.

This Issue

“Anarchy” ­ Part Four
Its anarchy in the streets!! The public has turned against its
superheroes and the bodies are piling up. Will the superheroes turn on
the people and if so, is there any way for the police to stop them.
MATURE READERS

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
Alias, Ultimate Spider Man, Bluntman and Chronic, Daredevil, and Bastard Samurai.

Copyright

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


POWERS TP VOL III: LITTLE DEATHS

(W) Brian Michael Bendis

(A) Mike Avon Oeming

FC 224pp $24.95

In stores the week of August 28th.

LITTLE DEATHS- The next edition in the best selling trade paperback line
in Image central history is here by overwhelming demand.

A selection of Powers most intriguing and salacious stories published to
date. Plus an explosive gathering of some of the most hard to find
Powers material.

GROUPIES- A superhero sex scandal like you have never seen before. When
one of the biggest horndog’s in the history of superheroes is found dead
in bed, the underworld of superheroes groupies comes into the spotlight.
Collecting Powers #12 through 14.

RIDE ALONG- Warren Ellis guest stars as himself. Warren invites himself
onto a research ride-along with the stars of Powers and wouldn’t you
know it, things turn terribly wrong right away! Find out why this long
out of print story, originally seen in Powers #7, is our number one
requested reprint.

PLUS:

The very first reprinting of the entire POWERS WIZARD EDITION, plus the
complete, critically acclaimed POWERS ANNUAL.

THE POWERS COLORING AND ACTIVITY BOOK- no, we are not joking.

BONUS STORY: KEYS! . A noir crime story. The very first collaboration
between BENDIS and OEMING.

Plus:

A dazzling Mike Oeming sketchbook, a cover gallery, an in-depth
interview with Brian Michael Bendis, and a brand new cover by Oeming

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
Alias, Ultimate Spider Man, Bluntman and Chronic, Daredevil, and Bastard Samurai.

Copyright

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


REX MUNDI #0

(W) Arvid Nelson (A) Eric J

FC 32pp $2.95

In stores the week of August 28th.

The Concept

What if Europe never crawled out of the dark ages?

What if magic and the occult sciences were real?

Welcome to Rex Mundi.

Jazz is all the rage in the smoky nightclubs of Paris, but kings still
rule Europe, and the Holy Inquisition maintains order with an iron fist.
Far from prying eyes, sorcerers practice magical arts rumored to have
been founded in Biblical times. Amidst this setting, thunderheads of a
cataclysmic war are gathering…

This Issue

A dark secret threatens the life of father Gerard Marin, a Catholic
priest with a checkered past. Fearing the torture chambers of the
Inquisition, Marin turns to his only friend, Master Physician, Julien Saunière.

Saunière uncovers a mystery that stretches from the slums of present-day
France to the walls of Jerusalem during the darkest days of the
Crusades. At the center of the mystery is a secret someone is willing
to kill for…

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
Film-noir movies, conspiracy theories, The X-Files, Violent Messiahs,
and the fiction of HP Lovecraft.

Copyright

Rex Mundi is © and ™ Arvid Nelson and Eric Johnson 2002. All rights reserved.


RISING STARS #21

(W) J. Michael Straczynski

(P/I) Brent Anderson

(C) John Starr

FC 32pp $2.99 24 issue maxi series

In stores the week of August 21st.

The Concept

113 people are born with superpowers, granted by a comet that crashed
into their hometown before they were born. Rising Stars is the story of
the lives and times of these “Specials,” following their victories,
their defeats, and their struggles – both with the world at large and
within their own ranks.

This Issue

The government has developed a weapon capable of destroying the
Specials, causing them to go into hiding. Will the government be able to
systematically hunt them down and destroy them as it did to Pyre? And
with the Specials hidden, what will happen to the order they put in
place? Find out as J. Michael Straczynski’s epic masterpiece heads
toward its climatic conclusion!!

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
Watchmen, JLA, Planetary, and Avengers

Copyright

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


RISING STARS POSTER – POET

(P) Brent Anderson

(C) Peter Steigerwald

FC 24 x 36 Please inquire about pricing rolled & tubed

In stores the week of August 7th.

By popular demand, the incredible Poet image from the cover of Rising
Stars #17 is now available as a full size poster! One of the most
profound Rising Stars images from the series, this great poster is sure
to please any fan of the ground breaking series!!


RISING STARS TPB: VISITATIONS

(W) J. Michael Straczynski

(P) Gary Frank, Christian Zanier, and Keu Cha

(I) Jason Gorder and Livesay

(C) Liquid!, Matt Nelson, John Starr, and Brett Evans

FC 64pp $8.99 Prestige Format

In stores the week of August 14th.
Collected together for the first time, you can now get your hands on
some of J. Michael Straczynski’s most sought after Rising Stars stories.
Including the rare zero issue with an additional 6 page story
illustrated by Gary Frank, the limited 1/2 issue, and the very FIRST
Rising Stars Preview issue, this incredible collection showcasing
several unique tales of the Specials is not to be missed! Plus, with
added sketches and an all new cover by Brent Anderson, this great
collection is sure to find a home with you!!!

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
Watchmen, JLA, Planetary, and Avengers

Copyright

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


SAVAGE DRAGON #102

by Erik Larsen

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of August 21st.

The Concept

While the World’s Greatest Super-hero, the Savage Dragon, fights to make
the world a better place, his son Malcolm Eugene Jackson Dragon takes up
the fight in his own way!

This Issue

Savage Dragon faces the most disturbing foe he’s ever faced, the
villainous Afterbirth! It’s Child Warfare in the inimitable Image
fashion! Who says child abuse can’t be wholesome entertainment fit for
the whole family? (Okay, that’s stretching it–It won’t be pretty).
Meanwhile, Savage Dragon’s son, Malcolm Eugene Jackson Dragon continues
his quest to free his captive friends from the clutches of an evil
organization hell bent on World Domination. Savage Dragon comes with our
Highest Possible Recommendation!

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
Lifetime Women’s television, Oprah, and Planned Parenthood.

Copyright

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

SPAWN #125

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 August 28th.

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

“Wake Up Dreaming, Part I”
While crossing the middle of America, Spawn finds himself in a small
town called Bliss, a town which seems to be populated entirely by key
people from his past. Is it a trick? A dream? Some secret pocket of
Hell? If they know, the townspeople of Bliss aren’t telling. While
shadows of the past and shades of a dark future are gathering on the
horizon, Spawn is forced to question everything he once believed about
himself … and his former life as Al Simmons.

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
Seven, Stir of Echoes, Stephen King,, and American Gothic.

Copyright

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

SPAWN: THE DARK AGES OFFERED AGAIN

Enjoying a lengthy run with a near-fanatical core readership, Spawn: The
Dark Ages tells the story of the Hellspawn in a medieval setting. This
Spawn began life as Lord Covenant only to be reborn as Hell’s Black
Knight. If you missed this book the first time, here’s your chance.

Spawn: The Dark Ages issues 9-14

Featuring the intricate writing of Brian Holguin (Spawn) and the dark,
gritty artwork of Liam McCormack-Sharp, this group of Spawn: The Dark
Ages issues further chronicles Lord Covenant and his rebirth as a
Hellspawn. Set in the dank, violent world of post-Crusades Europe,
issues 9 through 14 comprise the Child’s Crusade story arc, detailing a
tremendous and violent battle between two forces, one of which is aided
by the Hellspawn.


SUPERPATRIOT: AMERICA’S FIGHTING FORCE #2

(W) Robert Kirkman

(A) Cory Walker

(Cover) Cory Walker

FC 32pp $2.95 Four issue monthly finite series

In stores the week of August 7th.

The Concept

Super soldier, Johnny Armstrong has been battling the forces of evil
since World War II. His illustrious career has had many pitfalls and
triumphs over the many years of his activity. In the early ’90s it
seemed that career had come to an end, his arms and legs missing, the
result of a deadly battle with Chicago’s notorious criminal
organization, the Vicious Circle. His broken body was rebuilt into the
ultimate killing machine. More machine than man, Johnny found himself
pawn of criminals and the government. In control of his life at last he
tries to pick up the pieces and regain some semblance of the life he
knew.

This Issue

The Pulse pounding patriotic pandemonium continues! Our star spangled
hero teams up with his long lost son to thwart the nefarious schemes of
Hydro, an organization hell bent on returning man to it’s water
breathing roots, no matter what the cost! Meanwhile, his old Nazi
sparring partner from World War II, Baron Blitzkrieg, continues his
plans to rid the world of SuperPatriot once and for all. This issue
also features the return of one of SuperPatriot’s oldest foes, thought
dead, but now more deadly than ever! You gotta see this one to believe
it! Brought to you by the swingin’ Indy sensations Robert Kirkman and
Cory Walker

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
Savage Dragon, Captain America, G.I. Joe, war movies, baseball and apple
pie… yes, apple frickin’ pie.

Copyright

Super Patriot ® and © Erik Larsen, 2002. All right reserved.


TOMB RAIDER vs. DARKNESS SPECIAL

Standard Edition

Ruby Foil Edition

(W) David Wohl

(P) Billy Tan

(C) Steve Firchow

FC 16pp Please inquire about pricing One-shot special

In stores the week of August 28th.
Available for the first time!! The incredible topcowstore.com exclusive,
Tomb Raider vs. the Darkness is being made available for the first time
for those of you who may have missed out on obtaining this incredible
issue. Tomb Raider and the Darkness meet for the FIRST time right here
and the outcome isn’t what you’d expect!! With art by Billy Tan and
colors by Steve Firchow, this is one exclusive you’ll want to get your
hands on!

Quantities are limited.

Allocations may occur.


TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #6

(W) Fiona Avery

(P) Drew Johnson

(I) Jay Leisten

(C) Jonathan D. Smith

FC 32pp $2.99 12 issue limited series.

In stores the week of August 7th.

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

The events on the eve of Lara’s high school reunion are just beginning
to heat up. Offered a ride back to 10 Downing Street by her former
schoolmate-turned-Prime Minister, Lara is given the assignment of a
lifetime. As Lara ponders taking this job, a bizarre assortment of
supernatural and unexpected guests show up to persuade her to take the
job. Some of the
ghostly mediators are friendly, some confusing, and some downright dangerous!

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
Fathom, Indiana Jones, Goonies, and Buffy.

Copyright

Tomb Raider, the Tomb Raider logo, Lara Croft and her likeness and Eidos
Interactive are trademarks of Eidos P.L.C. 2002. All rights reserved.

Tomb Raider 17 Convention Exclusive

(W) Dan Jurgens (P) Andy Park (I) Jonathan Sibal (C) Jonathan D. Smith

Lara’s ready for anything, even space, in this great exclusive cover.
Previously available only at the 2001 Boston convention, this incredible
exclusive Tomb Raider cover is a must for any Lara Croft fan! Quantites
are limited so make sure to grab yours today!

FC 32pp Please inquire about pricing.

UNIVERSE #1 ­ TOP COW SELECT ALTERNATE COVER w/FOIL

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

FC 32pp Please inquire about pricing.

A previous 2001 convention exclusive, this incredible first issue of
Universe is now available for the first time!! A Top Cow Select
Exclusive, this incredible cover by Dale Keown features the Rapture as
only Dale can draw it, and is complimented by a speckle foiled logo!!
One of the hottest covers of last year, our quantities are limited so
make sure to get your hands on your copy today!!
Allocations may occur.

Offered Again:

The Cow #1

The Cow ­ Spring 2001

Darkness & Friends Poster

Universe #2-4


WITCHBLADE #58

(W) David Wohl

(P) Francis Manapul

(I) Jason Gorder

(C) Steve Firchow

FC 32pp $2.50 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of August 28th.

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

Tensions mount between Sara Pezzini and Joe Siry as new questions emerge
about Siry’s involvement in Sara’s father’s death. And just what does
all of that have to do with the Witchblade? The shocking answer begins
to be revealed in this very issue!!

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
Buffy, Elektra, Tomb Raider, and The Darkness.

Offered Again:

Witchblade Gallery

Copyright

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


WORLD CLASS COMICS #1

(W) Gary Carlson, Terrance Griep, Jr., Jeff Pedigo, and James Chambers.

(A) Glenn Whitmore, Vatche Mavlian, Tim Stiles, Tony Manginelli, and Ron Fontes.

(Cover) Glenn Whitmore

BW 40pp $4.95 One-shot special

In stores the week of August 28th.

The Concept

The creator of Big Bang Comics continues to celebrate the magic of
comics history with five great stories from the twilight of the GOLDEN
AGE and the beginning of the SILVER AGE with this all new edition of
WORLD CLASS COMICS.

This Issue

DR STELLAR faces both Professor Panic and a giant comet on a collision
course with Earth.

Only SPEED QUEEN can stop a maniac from using stolen uranium to commit
crimes via telephone.

The HUMAN SUB leads an expedition to a fabled shipwreck where they
discover an angry amphibious dinosaur that may have sunk the Goliath in
the first place.

VITA-MAN pops his “Panacea Pills” to take on a gang operating out of a
gym.

Plus – – the mysterious origin of MR. MARTIAN: is he here to save us or
to prepare for the invasion when Mars attacks Earth?

Recommended for Readers and Fans of…
Alan Moore’s America’s Best Comics, classic comic books, and DC Archive Editions.

Offered Again:

Ultiman Giant-Sized Annual

Knight Watchman #1-4

Copyright

World Class Comics is ™ and © Gary Carlson 2002. All rights reserved.

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