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Image Comics Solicitations for product shipping May, 2004

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Image Comics has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for product shipping May, 2004.


AGE OF BRONZE, VOL. 2: SACRIFICE HC

CONCEPT

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. Winner of two Eisner Awards.

THIS ISSUE

While Trojan prince Paris returns to Troy with Helen, the Achaean fleet mistakenly attacks Mysia, then is scattered by a storm. High King Agamemnon gathers the army again, but for the fleet to sail, the gods require the life of Agamemnon’s eldest daughter, Iphigenia.

Collects AGE OF BRONZE #10-19

Written & illustrated by ERIC SHANOWER

Cover by ERIC SHANOWER

BW 224 pgs. $29.95

Limited edition hardcover

On Sale 19 MAY, 2004

AGE OF BRONZE is ™ and © Eric Shanower, 2004. All Rights Reserved.


ARIA, VOL. 3: THE USES OF ENCHANTMENT TP

CONCEPT

Aria is an unforgettable fairy tale for adults that follows the adventures of Kildare, a faerie princess living in Greenwich Village, and her strange circle of immortal friends.

THIS ISSUE

The Kingdom of Enchantment, a roadside theme park that flourished in the 1950s, has sat abandoned for decades. When a mysterious invitation literally drops into Kildare’s lap, she is lead to a remarkable discovery – a genuine magical kingdom hidden away in the Catskill Mountains. But a dark and terrible secret lies buried at the heart of this fairytale land, a reminder of the dangers of getting what you wish for.

The international award-winning story is finally brought to you in a single, stunning collection featuring the two-part and hard-to-find ARIA: SUMMER SPELL and as a TRUE BONUS: a never seen before Aria prose story written by BRIAN HOLGUIN and lushly illustrated by BRIAN HABERLIN.

Collects ARIA: THE USES OF ENCHANTMENT #1-4 and ARIA: A SUMMER SPELL #1-2

Written by BRIAN HOLGUIN

Art by LAN MEDINA, BRIAN HABERLIN & JAY ANACLETO

Cover by JAY ANACLETO

FC 144 pgs. $14.95

Trade paperback

On Sale 5 MAY, 2004

ARIA is ™ and © Brian Holguin and Brian Haberlin, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

BAD IDEAS #2 (of 2)

CONCEPT

Has every idea already been done? Probably. Is that stopping comic book artists JIM MAHFOOD and DAVE CROSLAND from working on a comic project with writer WAYNE CHINSANG? Nope! So what kind of creative madness happens when you put two bright minds (and DAVE CROSLAND) together? Bad ideas. Literally. But trite concepts and fanboys be damned! This three-man tag-team is determined to work on a project together…even if it kills Dave.

THIS ISSUE

With Jim Valentino on vacation, Jim Mahfood, Dave Crosland and Wayne Chinsang rush to get their idea — Comic Kid & Hot Chick– to print. And it works! Haw! Follow Comic Kid and Hot Chick on their first real crime-fighting adventure. What will Hot Chick wear? What won’t Comic Kid eat? And who is this mysterious villain everyone is talking about… Pussy Voodoo? Find out in the final issue of BAD IDEAS!

Written by WAYNE CHINSANG

Art by JIM MAHFOOD and DAVE CROSLAND

Cover by JIM MAHFOOD and DAVE CROSLAND

BW 48 pgs. $5.95

Monthly two-issue miniseries

On sale 26 MAY, 2004

MATURE READERS WARNING

BAD IDEAS is ™ and © Wayne Chinsang, Dave Crosland & Jim Mahfood 2004. All rights reserved.


BLOODSTREAM #4 (of 4)

CONCEPT

Exotic dancer Amber O’Neill is used to men taking advantage of her. From her abusive father to a whole list of manipulative boyfriends, she has kept her rage in check. But the fuse is lit when she is kidnapped and given new synthetic blood by a secretive biotech company. The blood gives her fantastic physical abilities and the means to exact her revenge.

THIS ISSUE

Pleading for his life, Dr. Evers reveals the truth behind Amber’s abduction and why her body accepted the synthetic blood. To prove his claims, he offers to take Amber to Primatech and show her who they’re holding. But is this another trap?

Written by ADAM SHAW & PENNY REGISTER

Art & cover by ADAM SHAW

FC 32 pgs. $2.95

Monthly four-issue miniseries

On sale 5 MAY, 2004

MATURE READERS WARNING

BLOODSTREAM is ™ and © Adam Shaw and Penny Register, 2004. All Rights Reserved.


CASEFILES: SAM & TWITCH #13

CONCEPT

This is the second spin-off book featuring New York City police detectives Sam Burke and Twitch Williams, popular characters originally introduced in SPAWN. CASE FILES: SAM & TWITCH takes the crime noir world of Sam and Twitch to a darker level, featuring unique artwork and storytelling from MARC ANDREYKO and ANDY LEE.

THIS ISSUE

“Ancient Chinese Secret, Huh?” Part One of Six

Sam and Twitch. Heroin. Gang Wars. Chinatown. Vampires?!! (Yep, you read that right.) How can you miss this one? New story arc, new artist, same ol’ Sam and Twitch. Good stuff.

Written by MARC ANDREYKO

Art by ANDY LEE

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

FC 32 pgs. $2.50

Monthly ongoing series

On Sale 5 MAY, 2004

MATURE READERS WARNING

CASE FILES: SAM & TWITCH is ™ and © Todd McFarlane Productions, 2004. All Rights Reserved.


A DISTANT SOIL #37

CONCEPT

When an alien race discovers that one of their own has fathered a half-human daughter, born an Avatar, the most powerful psionic in the universe, warring factions of the world come to Earth, desperate to take and control the fifteen-year-old child’s abilities and achieve galactic dominance.

THIS ISSUE

Unknown to the evil Hierarchy, a group of rebels have infiltrated a powerful warship, while thousands of enslaved rebels amass to overthrow their captors. A surprise attack in the middle of a state funeral is the last thing the Hierarchy expects!

Written & illustrated by COLLEEN DORAN

Cover by COLLEEN DORAN

BW 32 pgs. $3.95

Periodical ongoing series

On Sale 12 MAY, 2004

A DISTANT SOIL is ™ and © Colleen Doran, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

ELVIS

McFarlane Toys

Item #: 12411

McFarlane Toys’ first action figure of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is based on reference from his famous ’68 Comeback Special. Stunningly detailed in black leather, this Super Stage Figure includes custom stage diorama base with chair, guitar, mic with stand and backdrop.

The item ships 6 per case. $7.99 each. $47.94 per case.

May 2004


FEATHER #5 (of 5)

CONCEPT

Sehven’s lifelong dream is to become a great dragonslayer, but there’s only one hitch: Dragons are believed to be long extinct. Sehven’s best friend, Leeka, would disagree, though: She claims she’s a full-blooded dragon herself. But if she is, how will that affect Sehv’s quest?

THIS ISSUE

Steve Uy presents the long-awaited conclusion to one of the most critically acclaimed miniseries of the year in a special double-sized final issue!

After the disastrous results of the dragon hunt chronicled last issue, Sehven and Leeka find themselves at each other’s throats. Once the closest of friends, the two must now find a way to regain what was lost, or risk becoming the mortal enemies they were born to be.

Written & illustrated by STEVE UY

Cover by STEVE UY

FC 48 pgs. $5.95

Five-issue miniseries

On sale 12 MAY, 2004

FEATHER is ™ and © Steve Uy, 2004. All Rights Reserved.


FREAK GN

CONCEPT

We are blind. The things we see and feel are only a fraction of the reality in which we live. Humanity is just a small part of a world filled with forces beyond our comprehension, a supernatural domain most of us will never experience…

But Alex isn’t like most of us. He’s cursed with an unimaginable power that has taken everything from him and driven him to the brink of madness. And without everything you’ve take for granted, who would you become? Are you defined by what you have? By what you’ve done?

Is it really that simple..?

What if you could take a long, hard look at the real you? Would you like what you see? Would you be able to face yourself?

Sometimes you don’t have a choice.

Written & illustrated by LEE FERGUSON

Cover by LEE FERGUSON

FC 64 pgs. $6.95

Graphic Novella

On sale 19 MAY, 2004

FREAK is ™ and © Lee Ferguson, 2004. All Rights Reserved.


GHOST SPY #1 (of 6)

CONCEPT

Keico Loc is a young bounty hunter, psychologically torn apart by a hyper-violent future. After being infected with the biological toxin Adrenafin, and constant embattlement, Keico decides, for the first time, to take control of her own life.

THIS ISSUE

Keico Loc thwarts a diabolical plot to launch the experimental chemical Adrenafin into the city. Keico is entrusted with delivering the Adrenafin to an underground Bio-warfare complex. With the help of the ambitiously violent Rame and Griggs, Keico lays waste to thugs and tanks alike on their battle through the forgotten blocks of Chi-Nova.

Written by STEVE ALBERTSON

Art & cover by JACOB ELIJIAH

FC 32 pgs. $2.95

Six-issue monthly miniseries

On sale 26 MAY, 2004

GHOST SPY is ™ and © Jacob Elijiah, 2004. All Rights Reserved.


INVINCIBLE #13

CONCEPT

Mark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age, except that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet. And now he’s begun to inherit his father’s powers. It all sounds okay at first, but how do you follow in your father’s footsteps when you know you will never live up to his standards?

THIS ISSUE

“Perfect Strangers,” Epilogue

There is nothing below him. There is nothing above him. For as far as Mark can see, there is nothing all around him. What happened to Mark last issue to put him in this place? What is this place? And what does it have to do with his future as a superhero?

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN

Art by RYAN OTTLEY

Cover by RYAN OTTLEY

FC 32 pgs. $2.95

Monthly ongoing series

On sale 19 MAY, 2004

INVINCIBLE is ™ and © Robert Kirkman & Cory Walker, 2004. All Rights Reserved.


JACK STAFF #7

CONCEPT

Jack Staff is Britain’s Greatest Hero! Tom-Tom the Robot Man isn’t really a robot. Or a man. Becky Burdock is a Vampire Reporter. Q investigate crimes involving the weird and the bizarre, the Question Mark Crimes. You can follow their adventures in each and every issue of JACK STAFF!

THIS ISSUE

He’s called the Shadow and he’s an ambiguous, amoral enigma. But when Becky Burdock finds herself at the mercy of a group of monster hunters, the Shadow is the only one who can help her!

Written & illustrated by PAUL GRIST

Cover by PAUL GRIST

FC 32 pgs. $2.95

Bimonthly ongoing series

On sale 26 MAY, 2004

JACK STAFF is ™ and © Paul Grist, 2003. All Rights Reserved.


LIBERTY MEADOWS SOURCE BOOK

CONCEPT

It’s life and love as usual in Liberty Meadows animal sanctuary, where anything and everything can happen.

THIS ISSUE

It’s a LIBERTY MEADOWS encyclopedia: Everything you wanted to know about Liberty Meadows but were afraid to ask. Character sheets, fun facts, trivia, behind the scene commentary, and unpublished art.

Written and illustrated by FRANK CHO

Cover by FRANK CHO

BW 48 pgs. $4.95

One-shot

On sale 12 MAY, 2004

LIBERTY MEADOWS is ™ and ©Frank Cho, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

McFarlane’s Monsters Series 3: Six Faces of Madness

McFarlane Toys

Item #: 40220

The third series of the infamous McFarlane’s Monsters action figure series focuses on the past: A historical look back at some of the human race’s most notorious blood-letters. Our artists and sculptors have captured the true evil essence of these figures for mature collectors. Incredibly detailed and fully accessorized, McFarlane Monsters 3 gives new meaning to the term monster.

The item ships 12 per case. $6.99 each. $83.88 per case.

May 2004

Jack the Ripper

Vlad the Impaler

Elizabeth Bathory

Rasputin

Billy the Kid

Attila the Hun

McFarlane’s Sports Picks: MLB 3-inch two-packs

McFarlane Toys

Item #: 75150

A brand-new product from McFarlane Toys: McFarlane’s Sports Picks in 3-inch scale. Each MLB 3-inch clamshell package contains two baseball figures, each with equipment and a base. All the detail and precision you’ve come to expect from McFarlane Toys in half the size.

The item ships 12 per case. $3.99 each. $47.88 per case.

May 2004

o Nomar Garciaparra, Boston Red Sox SS, No. 5 and Torii Hunter, Minnesota Twins CF, No. 48

o Pedro Martinez, Boston Red Sox P, No. 45 and Ken Griffey Jr., Cincinnati Reds CF, No. 30

o Jorge Posada, New York Yankees C, No. 20 and Scott Rolen, St. Louis Cardinals 3B, No. 27

o Curt Schilling, Boston Red Sox P, No. 38 and Hideki Matsui, New York Yankees RF, No. 55

o Mike Piazza, New York Mets C, No. 31 and Kerry Wood, Chicago Cubs P, No. 34

o Jason Giambi, New York Yankees 1B, No. 25 and Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals LF, No. 5


NYC MECH #2

CONCEPT

Eight million robots walk the streets, but this isn’t science fiction. This is New York City, top to bottom, from a basement in the last Brooklyn ghetto to the clouds above a penthouse suite on Park Avenue. These are robots in agony, ecstasy and everything in-between, searching for love, sex or just enough spare change to get them through the day.

THIS ISSUE

She sits alone at the bar because everyone’s as scared of her as you are. She looks coy, but there’s a gun in her purse that fits her hand like a

diamond ring. Nika lives a disposable life at full speed; she wants more than you do and always something new. When her expectations grow faster than her means, she points a gun and quietly gets her way. But sometimes when you point a gun, another gun points back.

Written by MILES GUNTER & IVAN BRANDON

Art by ANDY MACDONALD

Cover by KELSEY SHANNON

FC 32 pgs. $2.95

Ongoing series

On sale 12 MAY, 2004

NYC MECH is ™ and © Ivan Brandon, Miles Gunter & Andy MacDonald, 2004. All Rights Reserved.


PATIENT ZERO #3 (of 4)

CONCEPT

As humanity spirals towards global war, Alex Grant and a handful of other imperfectly mutated psychics must battle against the true instigator: an AI that is viciously conquering the human race, one mind at a time.

THIS ISSUE

“Eternity’s Past” Part Three of Four

As the AI’s forces near victory, Ioway lies dying, and Samuel Deighton is tortured to reveal the location of his genetic research. Alex and Laura must overcome their differences in order to unite the facility’s splintered survivors and launch a counter attack in a desperate attempt to save them all.

Written by JOHN McLEAN-FOREMAN

Art by BRENT WHITE

FC 32 pgs. $2.95

Four-issue monthly miniseries

On sale 19 MAY, 2004

PATIENT ZERO is ™ and © John McLean-Foreman, 2004. All Rights Reserved.


PHANTOM JACK #3

CONCEPT

Jack Baxter is a New York newspaper reporter who always seems to get the impossible stories. He has a gift (or is it a curse?) to become invisible at will. Sometimes he uses his powers for good, other times for selfish gain. Despite his success, though, he’s not a happy man. He carries the guilt of letting a friend die in a foreign land, a friend he could have saved if only he had the courage. And now he must go back.

THIS ISSUE

“Among the Enemy”

Last issue, Jack learned his Army reservist brother, Cassidy, got drunk and wandered across enemy lines into Iraq and was captured. In the weeks before the start of the 2003 ground war, the invisible man is forced to return to Baghdad, the site of his biggest failure, and find his brother. But he’s not alone; he has help from MADISON BLUE, agent of MISCELLANEOUS.

Written by MIKE SANGIACOMO

Art & Cover by MITCHELL BREITWEISER

FC 32 pgs. $2.95

Monthly ongoing series

On Sale 12 MAY, 2004

PHANTOM JACK is ™ and © Mike Sangiacomo. Inc. 2004. All Rights Reserved.


POWERS, VOLUME 2 #3

CONCEPT

Homicide Detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim investigate superhero-related crime. Their investigations take them from the seediest underbelly of the city to the gleaming towers that are home to immortal beings.

THIS ISSUE

“Legends,” Part Three

A hero has returned. But is it enough to keep the city safe from the crossfire- as the city’s most powerful villains gun for each other in a massive turf war? And how far will Detective Deena Pilgrim go to prove she still has what it takes?

From the Eisner Award-winning team of BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, Daredevil) and MICHAEL AVON OEMING (BASTARD SAMURAI, HAMMER OF THE GODS, PARLIAMENT OF JUSTICE)!

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING

FC 32 pgs. $2.95

Monthly ongoing series

On Sale 19 MAY, 2004

MATURE READERS WARNING

POWERS is ™ and © Jinxworld. inc, 2004. All Rights Reserved.


PvP #8

THE CONCEPT

In a world where nerds evolved instead of man, the staff of PvP magazine rule as kings. Join Cole, Brent, Francis, Jade and Skull the Troll as they chronicle the world of pop-culture.

THIS ISSUE

Not a dream! Not a hoax! In this issue BRENT SIENNA DIES! How will the staff of PvP magazine go on? What meaning does the afterlife hold for Brent? Pick up this issue to find out!

Written & illustrated by SCOTT KURTZ

BW 32 pgs. $2.95

Bimonthly ongoing series

On Sale 26 MAY, 2004

PvP is ™ and © Scott R. Kurtz, 2003. All Rights Reserved.


REX MUNDI #12

CONCEPT

Murder, sin and redemption intersect in an alternate version of Paris, where magic is real, the Catholic Church never lost it grip on power and men still perish in their quest for the Holy Grail.

THIS ISSUE

“THE SWAN KNIGHT”

The Duke of Lorraine consolidates his expanding power in a meeting with a famous British statesman. Julien discovers a tenuous link between a group of medieval heretics and the anathematized Knights Templar. Genevive witnesses a violent confrontation between Lorraine and his daughter. Finally, a vital clue to the meaning of the stolen scrolls is revealed…

Written by ARVID NELSON

Art & cover by Eric J

FC 32 pgs. $2.95

Monthly ongoing series

On sale 19 MAY, 2004

REX MUNDI and Shrunken Head Studios are ™ and © Arvid Nelson and Eric Johnson, 2004. All Rights Reserved.


SAMMY: A VERY SAMMY DAY

CONCEPT

Samuel Little is one of the world’s best cat burglars. He’s also one of the unluckiest people on the planet! His only saving grace is his sidekick, Lucky: an over-protective black cat that appears to have turned his fortunes around… Well, sort of.

THIS ISSUE

The origin of the world’s unluckiest cat burglar is finally set to paper!

Samuel Little has been sleeping with one eye open with good reason: He’s a snitch, and EVERYONE knows it. After ratting out his old crew to the cops, he’s finding it difficult to adjust to normal life in his old neighborhood. But a cranky landlord, fumigators and an overly friendly stray cat aren’t all he has to worry about. Associates of his former crew are dead set on making this not just the worst day of Sammy’s life, but the last.

Written & illustrated by AZAD

Cover by AZAD

BW 48 pgs. $5.95

Graphic Novella

On Sale 26 MAY, 2004

A VERY SAMMY DAY is ™ and © Azad, 2004. All Rights Reserved.


SPAWN #146

CONCEPT

Al Simmons, once the U.S. government’s greatest soldier and most effective assassin, was mercilessly executed by his own men. Resurrected in a flawed agreement with the powers of darkness, Simmons was reborn as a creature from the depths of Hell. Disfigured, homeless and alone, the warrior now known as Spawn wanders the shadowy alleys of New York City in search of his past life.

THIS ISSUE

“Errant,” Part Four

An ancient curse has reached across the centuries and now stands poised to sweep history aside and usher in a new Dark Age on Earth. Standing at the edge of chaos, with one last chance to stave off global destruction, Spawn now must fulfill a blood oath made centuries ago by Lord Covenant, the Dark Ages Hellspawn. But Covenant sees a chance to save his own damned soul, even if it costs the world.

Written by BRIAN HOLGUIN & TODD McFARLANE

Art by ANGEL MEDINA

Cover by GREG CAPULLO & TODD McFARLANE

FC 32 pgs. $2.50

Monthly ongoing series

On sale 26 MAY, 2004

SPAWN is ™ and © Todd McFarlane Productions, 2004. All Rights Reserved.


SPAWN: SIMONY

CONCEPT

SPAWN: SIMONY is the French Spawn Project initially published in 2003 by Semic in France. This book is one of the rare instances in which Todd McFarlane has allowed an outside vendor to create an entirely new piece of SPAWN comic history. After seeing its popularity in France – due no doubt to the tremendous artwork and story by the talented ALEX NIKOLAVITCH and ALEKSI BRICLOT – SPAWN: SIMONY has been translated into English and will now be available in the United States for the first time. This 68-page book features a double-length story as well as added editorial content and pinup art.

Retailers: Please see the order form for incentives and cool prizes associated with this one-shot SPAWN title.

Written by ALEX NIKOLAVITCH & JEFF PORCHEROT

Art by ALEX NIKOLAVITCH

Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT

FC 68 pgs $7.95

One-shot

On sale 12 MAY, 2004

SPAWN: SIMONY is ™ and © Todd McFarlane Productions, 2004. All right reserved.


SWORD OF DRACULA #4

CONCEPT

You’ve seen Dracula… but you’ve never seen him like this. Think Dracula: Impossible. Think Black Hawk Dracula. At 600 years old, Dracula controls blood so keenly that he can make almost anything his army needs. And he will rule the earth. But what happens when the King of Vampires faces the return of an even greater, older evil? What unholy alliance must Dracula form with Ronnie Van Helsing, the young leader of the massive agency known as the Polidorium?

THIS ISSUE

“The Elders,” Part Three

The moment we’ve been waiting for: Ronnie Van Helsing has Dracula in captivity-but a man who can boil the blood in your head is a hard man to interrogate. And what if the only way to save the world is to set the Polidorium’s most dangerous enemy free?

Written by JASON HENDERSON

Art by WILLIAM BELK

Cover by TONY HARRIS

BW 32 pgs. $2.95

Six-issue bimonthly miniseries

On sale 12 MAY, 2004

SWORD OF DRACULA is TM and © Jason Henderson, 2003. All right reserved.


THE WALKING DEAD #8

CONCEPT

An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living.

THIS ISSUE

The search for suitable shelter continues. Rick and crew find themselves at the mercy of a harsh winter that makes their arduous journey that much more difficult. For months they’ve looked for something to take their minds OFF the zombie threat at hand… and now that they’ve got it; they’re in more danger than ever before.

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN

Art & cover by TONY MOORE

BW 32 pgs. $2.95

Monthly ongoing series

On sale 26 MAY, 2004

MATURE READERS WARNING

THE WALKING DEAD is ™ and © Robert Kirkman 2004. All Rights Reserved.

TOP COW

“Page One” Products:

Witchblade #41 eWanted holofoil edition; $9.99

Unearthed from the Top Cow vaults, this rare variant with exclusive Keu Cha cover art is printed on a gorgeous holofoil cover! Previously only available at the 2001 San Diego Comic Con!

Magdalena Reader set; $9.99

The exciting 2nd volume of Magdalena as drawn by Top Cow uber-artist Eric Basaldua is available at just a smidgen less than original cover price! All four issues!


COMMON GROUNDS #5

(W) Troy Hickman (P) Dan Jurgens/Angel Medina (Cov) Rodolfo Migliari

Superhero tales in the donut shop of life continue with TWO stories every issue! Artist Dan Jurgens illustrates the tale of a love-lost immortal, while penciler Angel Medina (he of Spawn fame!) shows us what happens…Where Monsters

Dwell!

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 six-part series


DARKNESS #11

(W) Ron Marz (P) Martin Montiel (C ) Matt Milla

Green Lantern alumni, Ron Marz, continues his exciting run on the Darkness! Jackie is getting the family under control but now has a run-in with Chinese gangsters sends him to Hong Kong where he finds that he is not the only one involved with a little supernatural help. When dragons and darklings do battle…who will prevail?

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series


STRYKEFORCE #2

(W)Jay Faerber (P)Tyler Kirkham (I) Marlo Alquiza (C )Brian Buccellato

Jay Faerber and Tyler Kirkham continue to deliver super-team action, Top Cow style, with their hit new series. Stryker’s search for little Tommy Jenkins leads him straight into an ambush. Meanwhile, when the Strykeforce find someone who may know Tommy’s whereabouts, the team is divided over just how far they’re willing to go to get answers.

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 5 part series

Also Signed edition by Tyler Kirkham $19.99


TOMB RAIDER #42 “Spirit Walker” Part 2 of 2

W- James Bonny P – Wilson Tortosa C – Tyson Wengler

Cover – Adam Hughes

Double-crossed by the head of a multi-national corporation, Lara Croft travels to Australia to stop him from using the powers of the Spirit Walker, an ancient, mystical charm stolen from the Aborigines in the Eighteenth Century. If she fails, an innocent young man will die. And an evil man will become more powerful than ever. Join us for the thrilling conclusion of a two-part story arc written by James Bonny with art by Wilson Tortosa and Tyson Wengler.

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 continuing


WANTED #5

(W) Mark Millar (Art) J.G. Jones (C) Paul Mounts

Painted Cover by J.G. Jones

The ultimate evil known as Mister Rictus has made his move to take over the supervillain Fraternity…and the world. Only Wesley Gibson, newly anointed as The Killer, stands in his way. Superheroes as you’ve never seen them before are brought to you by writer Mark Millar, with astonishing pencils and inks by JG Jones. You know you want it.

FC Mature Readers 32 pages $2.99 part five of a six-issue story arc


WITCHBLADE #76

(W) Troy Hickman (P) David Nakayama

Troy Hickman, of Common Grounds fame, and David Nakayama, the winner of the Wizard/Top Cow intern contest, join forces in this bi-polar Witchblade tale. New bad girl, Celestine, is a torn soul. She has the potential for great good and great evil. Sara must stop her trail of carnage while at the same time keeping the Witchblade from choosing Celestine as its new bearer -a love triangle of epic proportions!

FC 32 pages $2.99 continuing series


WITCHBLADE/WOLVERINE

(W) Chris Claremont (P) Eric Basaldua

Father of the X-Men, Chris Claremont, writes this special tale that starts out with wolverine and Witchblade-wielder Sara Pezzini getting married…and then gets crazier from there! Hi-octane action and a dangerous new mutant are brought to life by Eric Basaldua (The Magdalena).

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 one-shot special

May Offered Agains:

Battle of the Planets/Witchblade

Magdalena/Vampirella

Tales of the Witchblade Coll Ed 1,2

Witchblade/Darkness Special

Witchblade Nottingham

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