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Image Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping June, 2005

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Image Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping June, 2005

Image Comics has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for product shipping June, 2005.

Image Comics Solicitations – Last Six Months

AVIGON: GODS AND DEMONS GN

June 29 o 192 pg o BW o $19.95

written by CHE’ GILSON

lllustrated by JIMMIE ROBINSON

Avigon has to escape. Her mechanical world ruled by political clockwork masters is killing her soul. But can she hide in a surreal world of machines where she herself is one?

This complete volume unveils the full story of Avigon’s journey. A clockwork creation pushed beyond the dark world binding her soul where her true destiny is unlocked. A must for fans of gothic fiction!

Collects the original AVIGON novella, plus over 100 pages of all-new original art.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

AVIGON is ™ and © Che’ Gilson & Jimmie Robinson, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

BATTLE POPE #1

June 29 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95

written by ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover by TONY MOORE

When he’s not leadin’ mass, he’s out kickin’ ass! After the Rapture the sole protector of the sinning masses is BATTLE POPE, and his trusty sidekick, Jesus. They’re the last line of defense in a world overrun with demons and depravity. Reprinting ROBERT KIRKMAN’s first published work, now in stunning full color, with a brand new cover by original artist TONY MOORE and original cover colorist VAL STAPLES. Just in time for the book’s Fifth Anniversary!

BATTLE POPE is ™ and © Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

BLACKLIGHT #1

June 29 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO

written by SCOTT WHERLE

art & cover by JOHN TOLEDO & MARC DEERING

An all-new on-going series created by JIM VALENTINO!

Lina Juarez is stuck in a dead-end job and a dead-end relationship, living a dead-end life in a dead-end town. All she dreams of is an escape, some kind of excitement in her life. But when a dark and mysterious power possesses her, she quickly learns the true meaning of the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for.”

BLACKLIGHT is ™ and © Jim Valentino, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

FLAK RIOT #1

June 1 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95

written by MICHAEL O’HARE & ROBERT PLACE NAPTON

art & cover by MICHAEL O’HARE & MICHAEL GARCIA

Zoe Nixxon is a cute, bored, lonely file clerk. She wants a new life and fate gives her that chance when she finds her true calling: hunting for bounties in the lawless dimension known as the O.D.!

Sometimes, one decision can change everything…

FLAK RIOT is ™ and © Michael O’Hare, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

GØDLAND #1

June 22 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95

written by JOE CASEY

art by TOM SCIOLI

cover by TOM SCIOLI & RICHARD STARKINGS

BOOK ONE: COSMIC WHEELS IN MOTION

Adam Archer is Earth’s star-powered champion. But what does his existence mean for the rest of humanity? And how long until the rest of the universe takes notice? Mind-altering aliens! Surreal super-villains! All-out action! The greatest heroic epic of the new age begins here! One issue of GØDLAND and you’ll be hooked!

GØDLAND is ™ and © Joe Casey & Tom Scioli, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

SMALL GODS SPECIAL #1

June 8 o 32 pg. o FC o $2.95

written by JASON RAND

art & cover by JUAN E. FERREYRA

“TWO TIME”

Heroes clash as Owen Young and Bobby Pope face off across the interrogation room. But what ulterior purpose has truly brought these men together? Unravel the mystery when, for the first time ever, SMALL GODS comes to you in FULL COLOR!

SMALL GODS is ™ and © Rand Ratinac, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

STRANGE GIRL #1

June 8 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95

written by RICK REMENDER

art & cover by ERIC NGUYEN

Ten years after the Rapture, the Earth is unprotected by God, and the demonic citizens of hell have flooded our world, enslaving the remaining human population.

After saving the life of a runt demon named Bloato, bartender, occultist, and all around arse kicker Bethany Black discovers that God is soon returning to wipe the Earth clean of everything unholy. With the end of the world coming, Bethany and Bloato set out to find the last doorway left into heaven and plead for admission.

STRANGE GIRL is ™ and © Rick Remender and Eric Nguyen, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

AGE OF BRONZE, VOL. 2: SACRIFICE TP

June 5 o 225 pg o BW o $19.95

written by ERIC SHANOWER

art & cover by ERIC SHANOWER

The Trojan War has been the greatest of Greek myths for more than 2500 years, and now ERIC SHANOWER presents his unique version of the story, gathered from extensive sources and drawn with historical fidelity. In this volume, Helen’s triumphant entry into Troy is marred by Kassandra’s wild prophecies of doom. Meanwhile, a massive army approaches from across the sea, but a disastrous battle forces the High King Agamemnon to make a fateful decision. Will he command the death of his daughter to satisfy the gods? Or will he give up his dream of conquering Troy?

The drama and action continue in the book that the editors of Publishers Weekly choose as one of the best books of 2004.

collects AGE OF BRONZE #10-19

AGE OF BRONZE is ™ and © 2005 Eric Shanower. All Rights Reserved.

THE AMAZING JOY BUZZARDS, VOL. 1 TP

June 14 o 160 pg o 2C o $11.95

written by MARK SMITH

art & cover by DAN HIPP

The Amazing Joy Buzzards are a rock and roll adventure band that rivals such legends as the Beatles and Rolling Stones. It’s an everyday adventure for them when fighting giant robots, evil witch-doctors, and exploring the supernatural, all with the help of their mystical Mexican wrestler friend El Campeon.

collects THE AMAZING JOY BUZZARDS 1-4

The Amazing Joy Buzzards are ™ and © Mark Smith & Dan Hipp, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

THE NAMELESS: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT TP

June 29 o 128 pg o BW o $15.95

written by JOE PRUETT

art by PHIL HESTER & BRUCE McCORKINDALE

cover by PHIL HESTER

He is a man without a past, without a future, and without a name. An evil hides in the shadows of modern day Mexico City, feeding on the thousands of abandoned and unwanted street children that plague the night. This “nameless” man finds himself drawn into the midst of a very real modern horror with its origins found in the mythical bloodthirsty rites of the extinct Aztec Empire. The violent rituals and gods of the sun worshipping tribe somehow hold a key to his past. Our hero knows that if he survives and learns the ancient secrets, he will have to live with the answers.

This volume collects the original five-issue series with new pages and scenes cut from the original version, plus loads of new extra material and a behind the scenes look at the creating of this modern horror story by fan-favorite artist PHIL HESTER and series co-creator JOE PRUETT!

collects THE NAMELESS #1-5

THE NAMELESS is ™ and © Joe Pruett and Phil Hester, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

INVINCIBLE: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VOL. 1 HC

June 8 o 400 pg o FC o $34.95

written by ROBERT KIRKMAN

art by CORY WALKER, RYAN OTTLEY, and FRIENDS

cover by RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

Get in on the ground floor. This MASSIVE hardcover collects the first 13 issues of Robert Kirkman’s Eisner Nominated superhero hit along with all the extras from the first three trade paperback volumes and even MORE on top of that! INVINCIBLE: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 is a can’t miss for anyone who’s wanted to start reading INVINCIBLE, but needed an easier way to start from the beginning. Introduction by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS.

collects INVINCIBLE #1-13, plus LOADS of extras!

INVINCIBLE is ™ and © Robert Kirkman & Cory Walker, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

THE RIDE, VOL. 1 TP

June 22 o 128 pages o BW o $9.95

written by RON MARZ, CHUCK DIXON, DOUG WAGNER & CULLY HAMNER

art by JASON PEARSON, BRIAN STELFREEZE, CULLY HAMNER, GEORGES JEANTY, DEXTER VINES, ROB HAYNES, CHRIS BRUNNER & DOUG GREGORY

cover by BRIAN STELFREEZE

Featuring a diverse and dynamic body of creators, THE RIDE showcases the tales of a 1968 Camaro and the many lives it alters. Volume 1 contains five amazing stories featuring bullets, babes, murder & mayhem, all from the driver’s seat of a car that exudes muscle and power. Exclusive bonus material includes: character designs, pin-ups, commentary, plus a forward from industry legend HOWARD CHAYKIN!

Collects THE RIDE #1-4

THE RIDE is ™ and © 12 GAUGE COMICS, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

AGE OF BRONZE #20

June 1 o 24 pg o BW o $3.50

written by ERIC SHANOWER

art & cover by ERIC SHANOWER

“BETRAYAL,” Part One

BRAND NEW STORY ARC!

Nothing can stop Agamemnon and the army from reaching Troy – or from destroying anyone in their way. The great warrior Achilles leads a bloody assault on the island of Tenedos and makes a grave mistake that leads him closer to his foretold doom.

AGE OF BRONZE is ™ and © 2005 Eric Shanower. All Rights Reserved.

CASE FILES: SAM & TWITCH #21

June 8 o 32 pg o BW o $2.50

written by MARC ANDREYKO

art by GREG SCOTT

cover by GREG CAPULLO

“FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS,” Part Two

As Sam and Twitch try to unravel who would kill six-year-old starlet Lacey Ann Lyons, the world media watches them. Trying to find out who would brutalize a child is hard enough, but can Twitch overcome the memories of his own murdered daughter and solve this crime?

CASE FILES: SAM & TWITCH is ™ and © Todd McFarlane Productions, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

DEADWORLD #2

June 22 o 32 pg o BW o $3.50

written by GARY REED

art & cover by VINCE LOCKE

Trapped and surrounded by zombies, what once was thought to be a sanctuary is instead revealed to be a death trap! But there is a chance of hope as the zombie master, the mysteriously talking King Zombie, offers a deal. All the surviving teens have to do is betray one of their own! Continuing the rebirth of the classic horror comic series!

DEADWORLD is ™ and © Gary Reed, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

DEATH, JR. #2 (of 3)

June 8 o 48 pg o FC o $4.99

written by GARY WHITTA

art by TED NAIFEH

cover by SACH STEFFEL

The mild-mannered, middle school-attending, son of the Grim Reaper thought he was just goofing around with an old box at the museum of supernatural history. Unfortunately, he’s released an ancient evil with disturbing designs on the family of Death.

DEATH, JR. is ™ and © Backbone Entertainment, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

FLAMING CARROT COMICS #3

June 15 o 32 pg o BW o $3.50

written by BOB BURDEN

art & cover by BOB BURDEN

From the creator of MYSTERY MEN! The world’s first surrealist superhero, the legendary Flaming Carrot returns with yet even more lunacy and mayhem! Whether he’s brawling mutated poultry, carousing with the happy hour shift at the local strip joint, or reciting poetic verse from mill-town rooftops, the Flaming Carrot is truly an icon of the times and a true hero of the working class.

FLAMING CARROT is ™ and © Bob Burden, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

THE EXPATRIATE #4

June 22 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95

written by B. CLAY MOORE

art & cover by JASON LATOUR

The shocking conclusion to issue three left Jack’s future in doubt. Issue four reveals the true scope of Jack’s predicament, and, if anything, it’s even more horrifying than he could have imagined. Suddenly the fate of Jack Dexter seems tied into the fate of the world.

THE EXPATRIATE is ™ and © B. Clay Moore, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

FREEDOM FORCE #6 (OF 6)

June 15 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

written by ERIC DIETER

art & cover by TOM SCIOLI

“OUT OF TIME”

Stranded in the prehistoric past, a desperate Freedom Force must ally themselves with one enemy in order to defeat another! In a cataclysmic battle that will shake the very foundations of the universe, the team confronts the evil that has been pulling their strings since issue three… and at least one hero will NOT be returning home! Plus: A member’s darkest secret revealed!

FREEDOM FORCE is ™ and © Irrational Games LLC, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

THE GIFT #12

June 22 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

written by RAVEN GREGORY

art by RICHARD BONK & SONIA OBACK

cover by TYLER KIRKHAM & SONIA OBACK

“DEATH”

The brand new story arc that will reveal the answers behind the Ancient One’s motives and past continues here. A being of incredible power is stalking the Ancient One, a being that has walked side by side with Enoch throughout the ages. Now that it has been decided that the Ancient One’s time is over, will he be able to stand against a force as powerful as Death itself?

THE GIFT is ™ and © Raven Gregory, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

GIRLS #2

June 22 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95

written by JOSHUA LUNA

art & cover by JONATHAN LUNA

Like many men, Ethan has always envisioned a dream girl – someone who could defy the mundane trappings of reality and become a living fantasy. But when Ethan’s dreams are finally fulfilled, will it really be that fantastic?

GIRLS is ™ and © Luna Brothers, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

HERO CAMP #2 (of 4)

June 15 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95

written by GREG THOMPSON

art & cover by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ & RUSS LOWERY

A day off at Camp Enokchuk means a good time for everyone — except Eric. A quiet day of writing turns into a fight for survival against Goat and Hook, and only a trio of unlikely heroes stand between Eric and a grisly fate!

HERO CAMP is ™ and © Greg Thompson, Robbi Rodriguez, & Russ Lowery 2005. All Rights Reserved.

THE IMAGINARIES #4 (of 4)

June 22 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95

written by BEN AVERY & MIKE S. MILLER

art & cover by GREG TITUS

THE STUNNING CONCLUSION!

The Greatmen – a band of rebels following in the footsteps of a fallen hero named Greatman – recruit Superhero G as their new figurehead. Superhero G is torn, for in his secret identity, “George,” he has been given another opportunity: serve the Ice Queen by betraying the Greatmen …and he will be able to return home to his creator and best friend, Tanner.

IMAGINARIES is ™ and © Mike S. Miller, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

INVINCIBLE #24

June 15 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95

written by ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover by RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

Only once in his career has Invincible been beaten this badly. That time it was his father, Omni-Man, who had done the beating. Who could it be this time? This issue is a can’t miss for any long-time fans of the book, and it’s all leading up to the HUGE events in issue 25, coming next month.

INVINCIBLE is ™ and © Robert Kirkman & Cory Walker, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

THE IRON GHOST #2 (of 6)

June 22 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95

written by CHUCK DIXON

art by SERGIO CARIELLO

cover by FLINT HENRY AND SERGIO CARIELLO

The number of suspects continues to narrow as Tannhauser and Volz close in on the identity of The Iron Ghost. But what will happen to their investigation when one of their leads is killed by The Iron Ghost himself, and why did he leave a witness to the killing behind?

IRON GHOST is ™ and © ATP Studios, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

MORA #3

June 1 o 32 pg o BW o $2.95

written by PAUL HARMON

art & cover by PAUL HARMON

“DYING AMONG THE SHADOWS”

These days the sun runs away all too quickly, and hides for far too long. The citizens are left to fend off the creatures that live and feed by the night, and one predator has set his sights on the children. Meanwhile, an outsider gets a very harsh lesson in what it takes to be a witch in the city of witches.

MORA is ™ and © Paul Harmon, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

THE NIGHT CLUB #3 (of 4)

June 8 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95

written by MIKE BARON

art & cover by MIKE NORTON & JOHN RAUCH

“HELLUVA PARTY”

The devil throws a party. As the Tall Ships sail up the Charles River,

Screwbarb, the Vice President, and several hundred friends crowd the bluffs to witness the Apocalypse. The devil is nothing if not arrogant… He’s invited the Night Club to witness the demise of

civilization, but the Night Club has other plans.

THE NIGHT CLUB is ™ and © Mike Baron and Mike Norton, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

NOBLE CAUSES #12

June 15 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95

written by JAY FAERBER

art & cover by FRAN BUENO

The birth of Zephyr’s baby promises to deliver the first half-human, half-Draconian being, an event of worldwide importance. But the paparazzi aren’t the only ones hunting mother and child…

NOBLE CAUSES is ™ and © Jay Faerber, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

NYC MECH: BETA LOVE #2

June 1 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

written by IVAN BRANDON

art by ANDY MACDONALD

cover by ERIC CANETE

Falling in love is never easy, and in the dead of winter with post-traumatic stress, there’s a fine line between losing your mind and losing your robotic heart. When Quentin meets the girl of his dreams, she almost kills 100 people – not least of which is him. But even now, with her gun to his head, all he can do is stare into her eyes.

Ad copy: Pick up the critically acclaimed series people are calling “BLADE RUNNER meets 100 BULLETS”!

NYC MECH is ™ and © Ivan Brandon and Andy MacDonald, 2005. All Rights Reserved

THE PACT #3 (of 4)

June 8 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95

Written by PHIL HESTER

art by CARLOS RODRIGUEZ & LLUC BANOS

Cover by ANDY KUHN

“THE LIFE AND DEATH OF QUANTUM GIRL”

Who is Quantum Girl and why is she leading The Pact? Her mysterious, time-bending powers send our young heroes spiraling into split timelines and alternate universes, each more dire than the last, but are any of them prepared for the sacrifice it will take to put things right?

THE PACT is ™ and © Jim Valentino, 2005. All Rights Reserved. All characters ™ and © their respective creators.

PvP #18

June 29 o 32 pg o BW o $2.95

written by Scott Kurtz

art & cover by Scott Kurtz

PvP Magazine gets taken to court! When office slobs Robbie and Jase are accused of plagiarism, the gang find themselves in hot water and unable to afford their legal fees. Skull breaks his promise to never again use his brain-enhancing machine in order to transform himself into a legal eagle…but things go horribly awry. Meanwhile…who is SCRATCH FURY and what are his evil plans for PvP?

PvP is ™ and © Scott R. Kurtz, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

SEA OF RED #4

June 29 o 32 pg o 2C o $2.95

written by RICK REMENDER & KIERON DWYER

art by SALGOOD SAM & KIERON DWYER

cover by KIERON DWYER

A pulse pounding horror filled issue as Marco and Janine get closer to finding Blackthroat. With Marco near death, Janine must defeat Blackthroat’s secret defense of genetically altered vampires. With an opportunity to either help them or film their fate, Joel chooses to suit his own interests. However his plan backfires leaving his fate in the hands of The Black Galleon’s surviving crew.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

Sea of Red is ™ and © Rick Remender, Kieron Dwyer & Salgood Sam 2005. All Rights Reserved.

SHADOWHAWK #2

June 4 o 32 pgo FC o $2.99

written by JIM KEPLINGER

art & cover by CARLOS RODRÍGUEZ & ALBERT PUIG

created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO

“ZAPPED!”

The new ShadowHawk’s trial by fire continues as he faces ZAP!, a super-fast flyer that fires lightning bolts from his fingers! Plus, more secrets behind the man in the shadows are revealed as the mystery of whom he’s reporting to deepens!

SHADOWHAWK is ® and © Jim Valentino, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

SPAWN #147 (RES)

June 29 o 32 pgo FC o $2.50

written by BRIAN HOLGUIN & TODD McFARLANE

art by ANGEL MEDINA & DANNY MIKI

cover by GREG CAPULLO

“HOWL”

Continuing his journey into the shadowy history at the heart of America, Spawn travels to the icy backwoods of Minnesota. There, in the haunted, snow-covered landscape he discovers a mysterious clan which claims to be 18th century homesteaders. But when night falls and the moon rises, he’s in for more surprises, including a pack of spectral wolves, a macabre feast and a tireless hunt in which Spawn himself is the prize.

SPAWN is ® and © Todd McFarlane Productions, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

THE WALKING DEAD #21

June 15 o 32 pg o BW o $2.95

written by ROBERT KIRKMAN

art by CHARLIE ADLARD

cover by TONY MOORE

The world they knew is becoming a distant memory. The camp is adjusting to their new life inside the walls of the prison. Things are really starting to settle down. Could the dangers of this new world finally be behind them, or is this the calm before the storm?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WALKING DEAD is ™ and © Robert Kirkman, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

McFARLANE TOYS JUNE 2005 SOLICITATIONS

SPAWN REBORN 3

McFarlane Toys

Item #: 11370

Spawn Reborn is McFarlane Toys’ annual limited-edition redecoration series featuring six of the more interesting and visually appealing Spawn-related action figures from the past. Our third series features a particularly strong lineup of redecorated Spawn toys.

This item ships 12 per case.

June 2005

Raven Hellspawn 2

Viper King

Redeemer 2

Bloodaxe Spawn

Grave Digger

Angel Lilith

ALIEN VS. PREDATOR PLAYSETS

McFarlane Toys

Item #: 17910

McFarlane Toys’ second AvP action figure series. These mini-diorama playsets re-create several key scenes from the 2004 blockbuster film Alien vs. Predator. Each playset includes one or more action figures plus a detailed base. Alien Queen and Predator bases attach to form larger diorama.

This item ships 12 per case.

June 2005

Alien attacks Predator

Celtic Predator throws Alien

Alien Queen with base

Predator with base

ALIEN VS. PREDATOR DELUXE PLAYSET

McFarlane Toys

Item #: 17920

Birth of the Hybrid deluxe playset. This mini-diorama playset re-creates a key scene from the 2004 blockbuster film Alien vs. Predator. Includes two action figures plus a detailed base.

This item ships six per case.

June 2005

MCFARLANE’S SPORTS PICKS: MLB SERIES 12

McFarlane Toys

Item #: 72470

McFarlane Toys’ 12th Major League Baseball action figure series hits store shelves just as the 2005 season hits its stride. Series 12 features a host of the game’s best athletes, each sculpted in a game-based action pose with official uniform and equipment; includes base. Collect them all.

This item ships 12 per case.

June 2005

Tom Glavine, New York Mets P, No. 47

David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox DH, No. 34

Nomar Garciaparra, Chicago Cubs SS, No. 5

Carlos Beltran, New York Mets CF, No. 15

Mike Mussina, New York Yankees P, No. 35

Scott Rolen, St. Louis Cardinals 3B, No. 27

Eric Gagne, Los Angeles Dodgers P, No. 38

Adrian Beltre, Seattle Mariners 3B, No. 5

MCFARLANE’S SPORTS PICKS: MLB 12-INCH DEREK JETER

McFarlane Toys

Item #: 72431

New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter is sculpted in massive 12-inch scale – a fan-favorite size. This incredibly detailed figure comes complete with official team uniform and base.

This item ships two per case.

June 2005

MCFARLANE’S SPORTS PICKS: 3-INCH MLB SINGLES

McFarlane Toys

Item #: 72500

New for 2005, McFarlane Toys’ 3-inch sports action figures are now only available as single packs. Each mini-clamshell includes a 3-inch-scale Major League Baseball action figure in official team uniform with gear and base.

This item ships 24 per case.

June 2005

Alex Rodriguez 2, New York Yankees

Roger Clemens, Houston Astros

Sammy Sosa, Baltimore Orioles

Frank Thomas, Chicago White Sox

Jim Edmonds, St. Louis Cardinals

Eric Gagne, Los Angeles Dodgers

Curt Schilling, Boston Red Sox

Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners

Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

Randy Johnson 2, New York Yankees

Pedro Martinez, New York Mets

Nomar Garciaparra 2, Chicago Cubs

MCFARLANE’S SPORTS PICKS: BARRY BONDS SPECIAL EDITION

McFarlane Toys

Item #: 72416

This one-of-a-kind figure celebrates Barry Bonds’ epic 700th home run from the 2004 Major League Baseball season. Featuring Bonds in his classic post-home run swinging pose, this extremely limited-edition special – 12,000 total production — will be packaged in a sequentially numbered deluxe box.

This item ships six per case.

June 2005

MCFARLANE’S SPORTS PICKS: MLB 12-INCH BARRY BONDS

McFarlane Toys

Item #: 72432

San Francisco Giants LF Barry Bonds is sculpted in massive 12-inch scale – a fan-favorite size. The slugger features his fingers-to-the-sky pose and is incredibly detailed with official team uniform and base.

This item ships two per case.

June 2005

TOP COW JUNE 2005 SOLICITATIONS

“PAGE 1” PRODUCTS

Rising Stars: Bright #1-#3 set

Rising Stars “Special” Matthew Bright takes center stage in this mini-series, detailing Bright’s career as a New York cop in pursuit of a mad bomber. Fiona Avery (Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead) writes, while superhero vet Dan Jurgens provides the art. The entire mini-series is available here, priced just below original cover price!

Three comics $7.99

Three comics $17.99 with #1 signed by writer Fiona Avery

No Honor #1-#4 set

Random is a thief with no honor. Tannen is a samurai who knows only honor. When Random steals an ancient samurai sword, Tannen’s spirit is released, and occupies Random’s body. Together, the two spirits-in-one-man must return to Japan to lay Tannen to rest. Fiona Avery (Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead) writes, with art by Clayton Crain. The entire mini-series is available here, priced just below original cover price!

Four comics $8.99

Four comics $18.99 with #1 signed by writer Fiona Avery

Hunter-Killer #4

Mark Waid and Marc Silvestri’s EXPLOSIVE ongoing series!

(W) Mark Waid (P) Marc Silvestri (I) Joe B. Weems V (Col) Steve Firchow (Cov) Marc Silvestri

Ellis, the young Ultra-Sapien whose powers just emerged, is trapped inside the Hunter-Killer compound. Worse, he knows that the moment he leaves, the enigmatic man known only as “Wolf” will find him and kill him. Ellis noses around the compound and starts to see that not all is as it appears. Who are these other agents working for Samantha and her bosses? And why must their existence be kept a secret? The answers are brought to you by the stellar creative team of Waid and Silvestri!

Full color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead #3 (of 6)

The Rising Stars tradition continues!

(W) Fiona Avery (P) Staz Johnson (I) Wayne Faucher (C) Steve Firchow

Lionel Zerb, the Rising Stars “Special” who communes with the dead, has met his match. His minions have been searching for another realm where spirits must go when they finally dissipate from this plane of existence. At long last, one of his minions has found a home where not even the dead dare to enter. Lionel’s first encounter with something even MORE frightening than the spirit world begins! Great new Rising Stars action is brought to you by Fiona Avery (Amazing Fantasy, Araña) and Staz Johnson (Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus)!

Full color 32 pages $2.99 part 2 of a 6-part storyarc

Witchblade #87 “Heart of the City”

Chris Bachalo art!

(W) Ron Marz (Pencils and Colors) Chris Bachalo (I) Jon Holdredge (Cov) Adam Hughes

Artistic superstar Chris Bachalo (X-Men, Death) joins the Witchblade team for a special stand-alone issue! Detective Sara Pezzini finds herself with a new job description within the NYPD, and it’s not one she’s terribly happy about. But even before she can settle into her new role, she comes face-to-face with a murderous entity that’s been lurking in the heart of the city for literally hundreds of years! Chris Bachalo and a brand-new status quo make this the perfect issue to jump on board the book that the critics are saying “Truly stands toe-to-toe with the top sellers of the industry.” (Paperbackreader.com).

Full color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

ALSO AVAILABLE: Top Cow Fine Art Lithograph of this cover! A limited edition of 250 pieces, reproduced at the highest quality possible at 12×18 inches!

Limited edition lithograph $19.99

Limited edition lithograph signed by artist Adam Hughes $29.99

Top Cow Triple Play: Freshmen, Necromancer, V.I.C.E.

Three ALL-NEW series, only 99¢!

(Writers) Seth Green and Hugh Sterbakov, Aron Coliete, Joshua Ortega, (Artists) Leonard Kirk, Tyler Kirkham, Francis Manapul

Top Cow rolls out the best of it’s all-new offerings for 2005 with six-page previews of three great new series!

o Seth Green (yes, “Scott Evil” from the Austin Powers movies) and writing partner Hugh Sterbakov combine superheroes and college life in the uproarious Freshmen, with art by Leonard Kirk (JSA)!

o The FBI’s Critical Response Unit responds only to the worst situations…’cause sometimes, it takes bad men to do a bad job. V.I.C.E. is the brainchild of Crossing Jordan TV writer Aron Coleite and artist Tyler Kirkham (Darkness/Superman)!

o Abigail van Alstine has always had “the knack”-a natural talent for magic. But when she gets in over her head, she finds sorcery is not all fun and games. Best-selling sci-fi novelist Joshua Ortega (Frequencies) and artist Francis Manapul (Witchblade) roll out Necromancer!

Full color 24 pages 99¢ one-shot special

Tomb Raider: The Greatest Treasure of All

Five years in the making…at last!

(Writer) Dan Jurgens (Painted art and cover) Joe Jusko

The greatest Tomb Raider saga ever is worth the wait! Lara thought she had recovered the most precious items history had to offer…until now. Hop on for Lara’s most unique adventure ever as she treks through the jungle of death to experience the unreal. This is classic Lara Croft at her best in a very special story by original Tomb Raider scribe Dan Jurgens, with stunning, lavish, painted art by Joe Jusko. See the book George Pérez calls “an out-and-out revelation!”

Full color 48 pages $6.99 one-shot special

Darkness #21 “The Reckoning”

A NEW villain enters the Darkness!

(W) Brian Buccellato (P) Francis Manapul (I) Kevin Conrad (Col) Brian Buccellato (Cov) Dale Keown

Darkness-bearer Jackie Estacado slips off to Alaska, land of the midnight sun, to escape the all-encompassing darkness. But his trip takes a sour turn when Jackie is confronted by a soul even more tortured than his own…and more powerful. With no darkness to sustain him, how can Jackie face…the Reckoning?

Full color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Witchblade vs. Frankenstein’s Monster: Monster War #3 (of 4)

It’s MONSTROUS! Top Cow against classic monsters!

(W) Chris Golden and Tom Sniegoski (Art) Joyce Chin (Col) Scott Kester (Cov) Joyce Chin and t’k

Investigating a series of savage murders at a New York City brothel, Witchblade-bearer Sara Pezzini finds herself face-to-face with the legendary monster of Frankenstein! It’s supernatural weaponry vs. an immortal creature cobbled together from the pieces of the dead in a battle royal! Plus, Tomb Raider Lara Croft and Dr. Jekyll come to the city in pursuit of the Magdalena who is searching for her new lord and master…Dracula.

And don’t miss NEXT month’s chapter: The Darkness vs. Mr. Hyde!

Full color 32 pages $2.99 Part 3 of a 4-part storyarc

City of Heroes #2 “Hard Crash,” pt. 2 of 3

The NEW comic series based on the SPECTACULAR video game!

(W) Mark Waid (P) David Nakayama (Col) Sonia Oback (Cov) Rodolfo Migliari

Paragon City is under full lockdown! Mysterious foes have forced the city’s defenders to come up with a new definition of “hero.” Powerless, the Freedom Phalanx has turned to the one man who holds the solution to solving their crisis-but he’s nowhere to be found! Where is Statesman? Eisner-Award winning superhero writer Mark Waid brings you the action, with Kubert School grad and Wizard contest winner David Nakayama on art!

Full color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

The Tenth: Darkk Dawn

The Tenth’s ORIGIN story!

(W) James Bonny/Tony Daniel (P) Tyler Kirkham (I) Matt Banning (Col) John Starr (Cov) Tony Daniel

Tony Daniel’s classic creation is back in an all-new, double-sized, stand-alone story! Tomb Raider scribe James Bonny and Darkness/Superman artist Tyler Kirkham show you how it all began as the mysteries of the Tenth are revealed. Join Espy, Zorina, and Victor as their lives are forever changed by the sinister experiments of Rhazes Darkk. Not only their future, but the future of humanity will hang in the balance.

Full color 48 pages $4.99 one-shot special graphic novel

Battle of the Planets: Endgame #1 (of 2)

(W) Munier Sharrieff (Art) Wilson Tortosa (Cov) Rodolfo Migliari

ARROW: G-Force rides again!

Writer Munier Sharrieff returns to revisit the G-Force crew, picking up right where he left off in Top Cow’s smash-hit original Battle of the Planets series. Who was the mysterious force seen in the original series? What new peril will he be putting the team into? And how will it result in G-Force battling…itself? All will be revealed here!

b/w 24 pages $2.99 part one of a two-part series

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