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Image Comics Solicitations for product shipping June, 2002

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Image Comics Solicitations for product shipping June, 2002

ARIA: A SUMMER SPELL #2

(W) Brian Holguin (A)Lan Medina

FC 32pp $2.95 2 of 2

In stores the week of June 19th.

The Concept

Somewhere around the corner, just beyond the edge of perception, lies a
world you never dreamed existed…a world where creatures of ancient
myth and gods long thought dead walk unnoticed among us. Where ladies
faerie dance lonely nights away, bathed in soft neon glare. Where every
shadow holds a secret, and every secret has a price. Where danger and
wonder can be found at any turn, if you know where to look. Welcome to
the world of Aria.

This Issue

It’s 1967.

Youth is king, London is swinging and Kildare is in Love.

After almost 900 years, Kildare — adventuress, bon vivant and
fairy-princess-in-exile — is reunited with her first true love, Thomas.
Together they explore the electric wonderland of London nightlife, a
place more exotic and strange than any fairy story, and where everyone
and everything is about the “Moment.” But what happens when the moment
is over? Does anyone really live happily ever after?

Don’t miss the second of this enchanting two-part Aria tale. This story
arc serves as an ideal jumping on point for new readers, as well as
filling in crucial background details for dedicated Aria fans. Not to be missed.

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Neil Gaiman, Sandman, and Witchblade.

Copyright

Aria is ™ and © Brian Haberlin and Brian Holguin, 2001. All rights reserved.

ATHENA INC. #2

(W) Brian Haberlin (A) Jay Anacleto

FC 32pp $2.95 Bi-monthly ongoing series

Cover A by Jay Anacleto – White

Cover B by Jay Anacleto – Blue

In stores the week of June 12th.

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 is 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 has a stalker…the ultimate fashion accessory for the globetrotting debutante…or so she thinks. Meanwhile, Mary is going to bring Athena Inc. down around its pseudo-religious-black-ops ears! Even if she has to do it
single-handedly. But is Mary good enough to get past all the rest of
the Manhunters? Can she escape an out-for-vengeance Manhunter named
Johnny who will sacrifice anything to settle the score with Mary.
This is a knock-out issue.

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Alex Ross, Jay Anacleto, James Bond, Alias, and Le Femme Nikita.

Copyright

ATHENA INC. is ™ and © Brian Haberlin, 2001. All rights reserved.

BASTARD SAMURAI #2

(W) Michael Avon Oeming, Miles Gunter

(A) Kelsey Shannon

(I) Michael Avon Oeming

(cover) Kelsey Shannon

FC 32pp $2.95 Bimonthly 3 issue finite series

In stores the week of June 12th.

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

Her name is Toshi. Her hobbies are swimming with sharks, reiki healing, and photography. Jiro doesn’t know Toshi, but that’s about to change as she guides him deep within the Yakuza underworld to reveal the shocking
truth about the events of last issue! Is she a gangstress with a heart
of gold? Or is something more sinister afloat? WE AIN’T SAYIN!!
Also features a backup about Jiro drawn by Oemingsan!

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Fight Club, Powers, Crying Freeman and 100 Bullets

Copyright

Bastard Samurai is a ™ and © Mike Oeming and Kelsey Shannon, 2001. All rights reserved.

DEFIANCE #3

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

FC 32pp $2.95 Bimonthly series

In stores the week of June 5th.

The Concept

Everyone wants Ivan, the Messenger. A renegade Lord of Hell wants him to deliver a vital message to an undisclosed contact on Earth. A pair of demons wants him to rescue them from exile. The federal mayor of New York wants him captured and eliminated, not necessarily in that order. The Devil just wants him dead and in Hell. Again. What does Ivan want? A plate of scrambled eggs and a clue about what the message he’s supposed to deliver is, anyway.

This Issue

“The Messenger” – Part Three of Four

It’s a tale of two Cleos, as everyone’s favorite trigger-happy demoness takes on the National Guard while her Second Soul–Li’l Cleo–tries to get Ivan safely across the street. Care to guess as to who’s got the harder job? All this, and a look at the downside of deals with the Devil.

Recommended for readers and fans of

Red Star, Midnight Nation, Dark Angel and sleeping past eleven in the morning.

Copyright

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

FATHOM #16

Top Cow Comics

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

FC 32pp $2.50 Bimonthly ongoing series

In stores the week of June 26th.

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

Aspen’s introduction to the society of her birth holds dangers she could
never have guessed. Tension between the surface and the depths mounts
as the Admiral’s subterfuge is discovered. Allegiances — on both sides
— are in question. Who, really, is fighting for whom?

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.

Offered Again: Fathom: Killians Tide #1,2

G.I. JOE # 7

(W) Josh Blaylock (A) Steve Kurth (I) John Larter (Cover) Mike Zeck

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of June 5th.

The Concept

G.I. Joe is the codename for America’s highly trained special missions force.
It’s purpose: to defend freedom from Cobra, a ruthless terrorist
organization determined to rule the world. G.I. Joe protected the
freedom of the country all through the 1980’s, and now they’re back,
doing what they do best in this MONTHLY Image Comic’s series.

This Issue

The order has been given for STORM SHADOW to take out the G.I. Joe
leader, General Tomahawk, and a new attack on Dreadnok weapons smugglers
might have something to do with his plans. While the General deals with
problems from higher-ups, the Joe infantry enter a world of hurt thanks
to their new instructor, BEACH HEAD. On the Cobra front, the Commander
finally gives Destro a piece of his mind, right in his own castle!

Recommended for readers and fans of…

G.I.JOE is high action adventure, and perfect for fans of Blackhawk
Down, Twenty-Four, and anything to do with the now classic G.I. Joe
comics, cartoons and toys.

Copyright

G.I. JOE is ™ and © 2002 Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved

G.I. JOE: BATTLE FILES #2

(W) Scott Wherle with Josh Blaylock (A) various (Cover) David M. Beck

FC 48pp $5.95 Bimonthly 3 issue finite series

In stores the week of June 19th.

The Concept

G.I. Joe Battle Files contains everything you ever wanted to know about
the characters and vehicles of the Joe universe. Want to know what’s
been going on with the Joes and Cobras during their seven-year absence?
It’s all here.

This Issue

This issue features 48 pages of specs and bios on the Cobra forces –
from Cobra Commander and Destro to the troops that make up their massive
armies. Contains updated info on all of the Cobra hierarchy from the new
comic, as well as info on a few missing members of the terrorist organization.

Recommended for readers and fans of…

G.I.JOE is a must have for any G.I. Joe fans – this is the ultimate Joe
source book. Great for fans of the old Order of Battle and Who’s Who
comics of yesteryear.

Copyright

G.I.JOE is ™ and © 2002 Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved

G.I. JOE TP VOL 1: REINSTATED

(W) Josh Blaylock (A) Steve Kurth (I) John Larter (cover) Steve Kurth

FC 112pp $14.95 Trade Paperback

In stores the week of June 26th.

The Concept

After almost a decade of inactivity, the U.S. government is forced to
call the daring, highly trained, special missions force known as G.I.
Joe back into action! The threat? Their mortal enemies, the ruthless
terrorist organization known as Cobra, have returned after apparently
being dissolved in the 1990’s. But how have the lives and relationships
of those on both sides of the conflict changed after so long?

Collecting issues 1-4 of the breakthrough series from Image Comics.
G.I. Joe is back in a big, big way, and now you can snag the first sold
out story arc, reintroducing Snake-Eyes, Duke, Scarlett, the rest of the
Joe gang, and the evil Cobra organization.

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, The One, Rainbow Six

Copyright

G.I. JOE is ™ and © 2002 Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved

IMAGE INTRODUCES… DOG SOLDIERS

(W) Rob Hunter (A) Pete Pachoumis (I) Luke Rizzo (C) Chris Chuckry

FC 32pp $2.95 Bimonthly series

In stores the week of June 5th.

The Concept

DOG SOLDIERS is the story of Johnny Atlas, the fiercest warrior in America’s arsenal, who leads the world’s first bio-engineered combat soldiers on their first mission. Together, they will prove to be the last line of defense against a
ferocious army of bio-combatants created from wild predatory animals
that now threaten to sweep across the entire world. Dog Soldiers is an
action-packed adventure that deals with the very real future of cloning
and bioengineering and how, whether it saves us or destroy us, we will
forever be changed as a species.

This Issue

While protecting humanitarian aid efforts in a third world hell hole,
Johnny Atlas’ elite Special Forces Unit is ambushed. Unable to call in
the military might at his disposal Atlas’ team is cut to pieces and
captured.

In response, the Pentagon creates a secret bio-weapons program in a
place reminiscent of the Island of Dr. Moreau. There, a brilliant
scientist bioengineers a totally new breed of combat soldiers from human
and canine DNA. Designed to hunt down, kill ,and eat, if necessary,
America’s enemies no matter where they hide, the DOG SOLDIERS can see,
smell, hear and run faster than any human on the face of the earth. All
they have to do is survive basic training…

Recommended for readers and fans of

G.I. Joe, Inferno: Hellbound, Thundercats, and Predator.

Copyright

Dog Soldiers is ™ and © Rob Hunter 2002. All rights reserved.

INFERNO:HELLBOUND #4

Top Cow Comics

(W) Marc Silvestri and David Wohl (P) Clarence Lansang

FC 32pp $2.50 ongoing series

In stores the week of June 26th.

The Concept

Hell has broken loose on Earth, and humanity’s fate lies in the hands of
an elite squad of soldiers who must enter the gates of Hell in search of
answers. Unfortunately, not just anyone can enter Hell alive…you have
to be someone who was heading there anyway!

This Issue

If the search for finding a mysterious key lying somewhere in the depths
of hell wasn’t enough for John Dante to worry about, now he’s
discovering that some of the members of his team of convicts are
developing supernatural powers. Unfortunately, since the source of the
power is infernal, and his gang is already of questionable morality,
these gifts they’re getting will NOT be used for the good of mankind.
Meanwhile, Rachel Beatrice begins her search for Dante’s team and
discovers it’s not called HELL for nothing…
Recommended for readers and fans of
The Dirty Dozen, Tomb Raider, H.P. Lovecraft, and The Prophecy.

Copyright

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

INFERNO:HELLBOUND #0

Top Cow Comics

(W) Marc Silvestri/David Wohl (P) Billy Tan

FC 16pp Please inquire about pricing. Quantities are limited ­ allocations may occur.

In stores the week of June 12th.

The Concept

Hell has broken loose on Earth, and humanity’s fate lies in the hands of
an elite squad of soldiers who must enter the gates of Hell in search of
answers. Unfortunately, not just anyone can enter Hell alive…you have
to be someone who was heading there anyway!

This Issue

One of the hottest new titles of the year made its debut right here, in
the pages of Inferno: Hellbound #0. This introductory story let readers
discover just how intense the heat was going to get with Inferno, plus
it served as the lead in to the top-selling Inferno #1! Also including
concept sketches by Marc Silvestri and cover by series artist Dwayne
Turner, this great exclusive is not to be missed!
Recommended for readers and fans of
The Dirty Dozen, Tomb Raider, H.P. Lovecraft, and The Prophecy.

Copyright

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

INFERNO:HELLBOUND #1: Marc Silvestri Signed Edition

Artist and writer Marc Silvestri made his triumphant return in the pages
of Inferno: Hellbound #1, and now you can get this hard to find issue
signed by Marc himself! Marc has signed a limited amount of his Inferno:
Hellbound #1 cover and now Top Cow makes them available to you! Demand
for this groundbreaking issue is greater than the supply though so make
sure to grab your Marc Silvestri signed edition today!

Signed Inferno: Hellbound #1 by artist/creator Marc Silvestri – $19.95

*Retailer note: The Inferno: Hellbound #1 Marc Silvestri Signed Edition will be limited to only 500 signed copies. Allocations may occur.

INFERNO:HELLBOUND #1 Signed Set Edition
Collected together for the first time, this special edition set not only
includes all seven (7) covers of Inferno: Hellbound #1, but each set
also comes with a signed issue by series artist Marc Silvestri and
series writer David Wohl!! A perfect chance to get a set of this sold
out issue with signatures by your favorite comic creators!!

Signed Inferno: Hellbound #1 set by Artist Marc Silvestri and writer David Wohl – $39.95

*Retailer note: The Inferno: Hellbound #1 Signed Set Edition will be limited to only 250 Marc Silvestri and David Wohl signed copies. Allocations may occur.

KISS CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

McFarlane Toys

Item # 12220

KISS Alive – released in 2000 — was the first “realistic”-style set of
figures McFarlane Toys created of the band and it was a smash hit with
fans. Those fans, of course, immediately demanded more. And here it is:
Our newest KISS action figure line is KISS Creatures of the Night, based
on the 1982 album Creatures of the Night. Photo reference from the
ensuing world tour was used in the sculpting of these figures.

(I) The Demon

(II) The Starchild

(III) Space Ace

(IV) The Fox

This item ships 12 per case. No guarantee of mix. Please inquire about
pricing.

CAUT/4

LEAVE IT TO CHANCE VOL. 1: SHAMAN’S RAIN

(W) James Robinson (A) Paul Smith

FC 112pp $14.95 Hardcover

In stores the week of June 19th.

The Concept

Fourteen-year-old Chance Falconer has the occult in her blood. Her
father, Lucas Falconer, is the supernatural defender of the Devil’s
Echo, an amazing city where the supernatural is an everyday occurrence.
This is a family tradition handed down from one generation to the next
and so Chance feels it’s time for her training to begin.

Her father, however, has other ideas. His role as Devil’s Echo’s
protector has left him a scarred and changed man. But when Lucas puts
his foot down and says no to Chance’s desire to continue the family
tradition, she strikes out on her own to prove him wrong ­ getting
involved in her own mysteries and adventures both fantastic and otherworldly.

Is she up to this task? Leave it to Chance.

Praised for its widespread appeal and ability to entertain both children
and adults alike, Shaman’s Rain is the first in Image’s ongoing
collections of the Harvey and Eisner award winning Leave it to Chance
material. This will lead into new volumes picking up where the original
series left off. Printed in an oversized hardcover format, this edition
is Leave it to Chance as you have never seen it before.

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Starman, Harry Potter, Batman Beyond, and Scooby Doo.

Copyright

Leave it to Chance is ™ and © James Robinson & Paul Smith, 2002. All rights reserved.

MCFARLANE’S SPORTS PICKS: BASEBALL SERIES II

McFarlane Toys

Item # 70250

McFarlane Toys’ second line of Major League Baseball action figures
features eight of the cream-of-the-crop players in professional
baseball. Action poses, official team colors and logos, player bases,
they’ve got it all. These are the most accurate and detailed baseball
action figures every produced.

(B) Nomar Garciaparra

(C) Alex Rodriguez

(D) Roger Clemens

(E) Kerry Wood

(F) Ken Griffey Jr.

(G) Greg Maddux

(H) Derek Jeter

(I) Barry Bonds

This item ships 12 per case, no guarantee of mix.
Please inquire about pricing.

Caut/4

MICRONAUTS #1

(W) Scott Wherle (A) Eric Hanson (I) Barb Schulz

FC 32pp $2.95 Bimonthly ongoing series

In stores the week of June 12th.

The Concept

Within our own universe, in a sub-atomic realm, lie endless worlds of
scientific magnificence, under the rule of an evil tyrant, Baron Karza.
Can a small band of misfit aliens and one human put an end to his reign?
Find out in issue #1. Classic space opera with a modern twist.

This Issue

The Micronauts are back, BIG time! Acroyear, Baron Karza, Space Glider
and Biotron return for an all new era of sci-fi excitement. On a
distant planet, Earth-born Ryan Archer sits behind cold prison bars, and
relays the tale of his arrival to a mysterious armored warrior. Can
this rebel warrior help him? Will he ever see home again, or is he
destined to remain there for life? More importantly is why the world’s
tyrant leader, Baron Karza fears him. Join the cause this summer: the
rebellion begins, June 2002.

Recommended for readers and fans of…

The classic Micronauts comics and toys, Star Wars, FarScape, Babylon 5, The Matrix, The Running Man, and Sigil

Copyright

Micronauts is © 2002 Takara/A.G.E.

POWERS #22

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

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of June 19th.

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
the 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

ANARCHY PART 2
Its chaos in the streets as the city has turned on the super heroes that
have sworn to protect them. And the twist is- wait ’til you see what
side of the coin Walker and Deena fall on. Also in this issue, Powers
tops itself in the superhero murder department- and that’s saying something.

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Alias, Ultimate Spider-Man, Bluntman & Chronic, Daredevil, and Bastard Samurai.

Copyright

Powers is ™ and © 2002 Jinxworld. Inc, 2002. All right reserved. Powers is recommended for Mature Readers.

POWERS TP VOL. 1: WHO KILLED RETRO GIRL 3rd PRINTING

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

FC 208pp $21.95

In stores the week of June 12th.

Already the best-selling trade paperback in Image Central history, Powers vol. 1: Who Killed Retro Girl has sold out yet again!

The super-heroine known as Retro Girl has been murdered, and detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim have been put on the case. But in this world where cops and capes coexist, can even the best of the best find the culprit behind this shocking homicide?

Chronicling the very first teaming of detectives Walker and Pilgrim, Powers Vol. 1 is the starting point for fans wishing to enter Powers’ dark underworld where heroes are not always the beacons of purity we see them as. This collection contains the first four genre-shattering issues of Powers, issues that helped win the 2001 Eisner Award for best new series.

Sporting a new cover by Oeming as well as all of the extras included in the first two printings (sketch pages, Bendis’ COMPLETE script to the first issue, and more), this book is a must-have for fans both new and old.

Recommended for readers and fans of…

Alias, Ultimate Spider-Man, Bluntman & Chronic, Daredevil, and Bastard Samurai.

Copyright

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

Powers is recommended for Mature Readers.

RADIX #4

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

FC 32pp $2.95 Bi-Monthly ongoing series

In stores the week of June 5th.

The Concept

In a society where technological advancement allows the human race to
live in utopia, holds a secret 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

A mysterious object approaches the city, and Paragon’s perimeter defense
fails to stop it. Will this be the end? Can Claire be the one person who
can save the day? How far does her abilities go and what secrets does
this young girl hold? All will be revealed in this ACTION PACKED fourth
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.

RISING STARS #20

Joe’s Comis

(W) J. Michael Straczynski (P/I) Brent Anderson (C) John Starr

FC 32pp $2.50 24 issue finite series

In stores the week of June 12th.

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

J. Michael Straczynski’s epic story of the Specials continues. They’ve
tried to change to world for the better…but people don’t like to be told
what’s good for them. How can a few extraordinary individuals stand
against the very ordinary masses?

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.

Offered Again: Rising Stars #1/2

SAVAGE DRAGON #100

(W) Erik Larsen (A) Erik Larsen, Arthur Adams, Bruce Timm, Frank Cho,
Carlos Pacheco, Marc Silvestri. (I) Erik Larsen, Terry Austin, Walt
Simonson, Bill Sienkiewicz, Jerry Ordway, Sam Keith, Al Gordon, Tim
Townsend (cover) Erik Larsen

FC 100pp (NO ADS) $8.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of June 19th.

The Concept

Once he was a cop, the only super-powered man on the Chicago Police
force. Then he led a government super-team to its greatest victory. Now
he’s a lone warrior fighting to restore order to a ravaged Earth that he
unwittingly created!

This Issue

Torn Between Two Worlds!

One world is the planet he called home in the original Image Universe!
The other is the war-torn Savage World, the result of a devastating
domino effect created when the Savage Dragon killed a deadly
time-traveling foe! The Dragon must choose to return to the Savage World
he unwittingly created or stay forever in the world he called home! Torn
between those he loves most and his responsibility to a world he made!
It’s a tale of triumph and tragedy as only Erik Larsen could tell it!
Savage Dragon’s creator Erik Larsen pencils the entire quadruple-sized
issue. The lead story is inked by Larsen himself (gotta keep that run
intact) and the back up stories are inked by a veritable who’s who of
comic book inking superstars! Terry Austin, Walt Simonson, Bill
Sienkiewicz, Jerry Ordway, Sam Keith, Al Gordon and more lend their
formidable talents to make this the greatest anniversary issue of all
time! Pin-ups by Arthur Adams! Bruce Timm! Frank Cho! Carlos Pacheco!
Marc Silvestri! Savage Dragon comes with our Highest Possible Recommendation!

Recommended for readers and fans of

All the previous issues of Savage Dragon. If you liked them, it’s a pretty good bet that you’ll like this one as well.

Copyright

Savage Dragon is ® and © Erik Larsen, 2001. All right reserved.

SAVAGE DRAGON: THIS SAVAGE WORLD HARDCOVER

by Erik Larsen

FC 144pp $24.95 Hardcover

LIMITED SIGNED & NUMBERED EDITION

This edition is limited to 250 copies only with each featuring a
numbered original signing plate by creator Erik Larsen.

FC 144pp $49.95 S&N Hardcover

Both in stores the week of June 5th.

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!

Joe Quesada Marvel editor-In-Chief:

“In my opinion, no one person, no one book has come to represent what
Image was ideally supposed to be than Erik Larsen and his Savage Dragon.
When those original creators got together to set up that special
company, Erik was the only one who was dead set on what he wanted to do.
To his credit, quietly, controversially, awkwardly, blatantly but above
all joyously he epitomized what Image has always aspired to be:
Wonderful comic books that give the reader the same feeling of
wonderment and amazement that the writer/artist felt creating it.”

Recommended for readers and fans of

The kinds of comics you remember reading and loving but thought weren’t
being published anymore. Savage Dragon lovingly embraces the quirks and
cliches of the superhero genre and turns them on their ear. Delightfully
outrageous and entertaining as all hell!

Copyright

Savage Dragon is ® and © Erik Larsen, 2001. All right reserved.

SPAWN #123

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 26th.

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

“Salvation Road Part II”

This issue: It has been said that when you have nothing, you have
nothing to lose. Now, having been robbed of his unholy birthright,
stripped of his hell-born legacy, Spawn is surprised to discover a level
of freedom he never imagined possessing. While the Usurper of Hell’s
Throne tends to his own plans, Spawn faces his greatest challenge to
date: rediscovering what it means to be a man.

Recommended for readers and fans of

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

Copyright

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

OFFERED AGAIN: SPAWN: THE DARK AGES #1-8

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 to
start at the beginning.

Spawn: The Dark Ages issues 1-8

Featuring the intricate writing of Brian Holguin (Spawn) and the dark,
gritty artwork of Liam McCormack-Sharp, the first eight issues of Spawn:
The Dark Ages unfold the story of Lord Covenant and his rebirth as a
Hellspawn. Set in the dank, violent world of post-Crusades Europe, these
first issues introduce readers to the core players in the story (the
Lord Covenant Spawn, Guy DuBlanc, Cogliostro and Sister Immaculata,
among others) and set up the coming story arcs. The first eight stories
are quite important in understanding the dark uncertainties of Spawn’s world.

TOMB RAIDER: JOURNEYS #5

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 June 5th.

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

You thought you’d seen everything there is to Lara’s dangerous side.
But no one could imagine what the past holds in store for the Tomb
Raider of world renown. Journey into her past as Lara confronts tie-dye,
men who once wore lipstick, also witness big shirts with bigger belts,
and leggings over jeans with high heels. All this and more when we go
back to Lara Croft’s High School Reunion. Learn what shaped the Tomb
Raider we all know and love today!

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.

Offered Again: Tomb Raider: Journeys #1A, 2

UNIVERSE #8

Top Cow Comics

(W) Paul Jenkins (P) Clayton Crain (I) Jonathan Glapion (C ) Jonathan D. Smith

FC 48pp $4.95 Ongoing monthly series

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

There are only 3 certainties in the universe: death, taxes, and
cynicism. This special double-sized issue sees the savior of mankind,
and his crew of misfits, confront the forces of good only to find that
angelic beings are just as revolting as their demonic cousin. But
perhaps angels don’t fully understand how devious human beings can be…
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: OBAKEMONO

Top Cow Comics

(W) Fiona Avery (P) Billy Tan (C) Steve Firchow

FC 80pp $9.95 one shot special

In stores the week of June 19th.

The Concept

The Witchblade is a mystical weapon of great power. As ancient as it is
deadly, the Witchblade has had many bearers, spanning both time and the globe.

This Issue

In this special oversized one shot by Fiona Kai Avery and Billy Tan,
discover the Witchblade as you’ve never seen it before. In the ancient lands of
Japan, a woman called Shiori seeks revenge for the death of her lord and
husband. On a dangerous journey toward a distant mountain, she must
face commoners, bandits, demons and even gods. Deep within the
mountain, guarded by fierce spirits of nature, Shiori will discover the
Witchblade. But if revenge is in her heart, can she wield it?

Recommended for readers and fans of

No Honor, Lone Wolf & Cub, Bastard Samurai, and Akira Kurosawa films.

Copyright

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

Offered Again: Witchblade #48, 49

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