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Image Comics Solicitations for product shipping November, 2002

AGE OF BRONZE #15

by Eric Shanower

BW 24pp $3.50 Ongoing quarterly series

In stores the week of November 6th.

The Concept

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

This Issue

Sacrifice ­ Part 6

At last the summons goes out from High King Agamemnon for the great army
to reassemble to attack the city of Troy. But after all the death and
disaster of the first expedition, many of the kings don’t want to try
again. Meanwhile, Kalchas, the Trojan seer, pleads for the life of his
daughter, and a wild and very smelly beggar threatens to kill
Agamemnon’s newborn son, Orestes, unless Agamemnon produces Achilles
immediately.

Recommended for readers and fans of

Dynasty; I, Claudius, Frank Miller’s 300, Jason Lutes’s Berlin, Gladiator, Ben-Hur, The King Must Die by Mary Renault, Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, and Virgil’s Aeneid

Copyright

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

ATHENA INC. AGENTS ROSTER #1

(W) Brian Haberlin

(I) Jay Anacleto

Cover by Jay Anacleto

FC 48pp $5.95 One shot special

In stores the week of November 6th.

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.

This Issue

Following on the success of the regular ATHENA INC. series comes ATHENA
INC. AGENTS ROSTER #1. Join us in an exploration of agents that exist
now in the agency and those to come. The most stunning JAY ANACLETO art
yet combined with entertaining stories about the agents told in a new
and exciting fashion. A book not to be missed by fans of Anacleto and of
great comic illustration.

Recommended for readers and fans of
Alex Ross, Jay Anacleto, James Bond, Alias, and Le Femme Nikita.

Copyright

Athena Inc. is ™ and © Brian Haberlin, 2002. All rights reserved.

DEFIANCE #5

(W) Douglass Barré

(A) Kano Kang and Zack Suh
(Cover) Kano Kang and Zack Suh

FC 32pp $2.95 Bimonthly ongoing series.

In stores the week of November 13th.

The Concept

Ivan’s got a message from Hell: Satan’s coming to earth, and he’s not
paying attention to traffic lights or pedestrians. There’s only one
person who can stop the Devil from bringing Hell to Earth… and it’s
not necessarily who you think! Before this story is out, three choices
will be made, and three fates sealed. Oh, and this time we promise…
scrambled eggs will be eaten.

This Issue

BEGINNING A NEW STORY ARC!

“The Scabbard” – Part One of Four
Now that Ivan’s got his message through, there’s only one more thing to
do… find the one person who can do something with the information…
and the sword that comes with it.
Together with rebel hellion Cleo, Ivan needs to find the hidden daughter
of the Devil before her twin brother finds him. Oh, and we do some more
horrible things to the bald guy, too. Can’t forget that.

Recommended for readers and fans of

Hellboy, Red Star, Savage Dragon, “terrific jumping-on points,” mouthing
off to one’s elders and Victorian romantic poet Christina Rossetti.

Copyright

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

G.I. JOE #12

(W) Josh Blaylock

(A) Kevin Sharpe

(I) John Larter

(Cover) Joe Benitez

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of November 13th.

The Concept

G.I. JOE is the code name for America’s daring and highly trained
special mission force. It’s purpose: to defend freedom against COBRA, a
ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world.

This Issue

Everything comes to a head, and it’s Action Action Action! It’s hard
enough for G.I.JOE to stop the renegade Battle Android Trooper (BAT),
but will the DREADNOKS and the ALLEY VIPERS be too much for our favorite
task force to handle? Of course not, but it’ll be fun to watch them
take the bad guys out.

Recommended for readers and fans of
G.I.JOE cartoon and comic fans of old, Vin Diesel’s Triple X, Tom
Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Bourne Identity, Sum of All Fears, and Kung-Fu flicks.

Copyright

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

G.I. JOE: FRONTLINE #2

(W) Larry Hama

(A) Dan Jurgens

(I) Bob Layton

(Cover) Dave Dorman

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of November 6th.

The Concept

G.I.Joe: Frontline expands the action of the regular G.I. JOE series
into another title, featuring a cast of rotating creative teams.
Frontline allows us to see the G.I. JOE universe through the eyes of
different artists, and of course, is full of action action action.

This Issue

The G.I.Joe flash back story continues! As the Joes attempt one FINAL
mission to deliver a top secret weapon in Downtown Manhattan, DESTRO
arrives to stop them. Cobra wants the new technology the Joes have, and
will stop at nothing to get it! This fast-paced high action story is by
none other than G.I.Joe godfather LARRY HAMA.

Recommended for readers and fans of

G.I.JOE cartoon and comic fans of old, Vin Diesel’s Triple X, Tom
Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Bourne Identity, Sum of All Fears, and Kung-Fu flicks

Copyright

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

GOLDFISH: THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY HARDBACK COLLECTION

by Brian Michael Bendis

BW 272pp $49.95 Hardcover graphic novel.

In stores the week of November 20th.

The Concept

Before Powers, before Alias, before Ultimate Spider-Man was the award
winning crime graphic novel that put Brian Michael Bendis on the map. To
celebrate Goldfish’s tenth anniversary Image is releasing this limited
edition hardback collection.

Goldfish is the story of an enigmatic grifter with a heart of gold, who
returns to his old haunts to find his old flame, Lauren, practically
running the city’s underbelly, and his oldest friend and ex-partner in
crime, Izzy, a police detective.

But GOLDFISH has come back for one reason and one reason only, for his son.

This high quality hardback collection features the entire graphic novel,
high grade paper stock, a GOLDFISH prose story written by Bendis, a
retrospective look at the creation of the novel, and an introduction by
Matt Wagner (Grendel, Mage.)

This edition is limited to its one time initial orders and is the only
place to get this long sold out crime series. An essential buy for the
your comic book library.

NOTE: This graphic novel matches the format of the Torso hardback
definitive collection. A beautiful set for the Bendis collection.

Recommended for readers and fans of

Jinx, Torso, 100 Bullets, Alias, Ultimate Spider-Man, and Daredevil.

Copyright

Goldfish is ™ and © 2002 jinxworld. inc, 2002. All right reserved.

GUARDIAN ANGEL #4

(W) Jonathan Peterson

(A) Aron Wiesenfeld

(I) Kevin Conrad

(Cover) Aron Wiesenfeld

FC 32pp $2.95 Four issue finite series.

In stores the week of November 13th.

The Concept

Years ago, Christian Angelos, last of the warrior Archangels,
mysteriously disappeared. Now the forces of Hell are assembling and
Heaven desperately needs its agent. Unfortunately, Angelos has
resurfaced, only this time as a Hollywood star with no memory of his
prior life. Worse, his enchanted lance — the only weapon capable of
killing archdemon Daemon Malecent ­ is missing. It’s time for GUARDIAN
ANGEL, Heaven’s last line of defense, to rediscover his mission and
battle again!

This Issue

The critically acclaimed epic that’s taking the comic world by storm
reaches its all-action finale! Held prisoner by Daemon Malecent,
Christian Angelos finally remembers the missing piece of his lost memory
and fights to recovers his enchanted lance. This issue is literally Hell
on Earth as one heroic angel must turn back an entire legion of the
Underworld as they invade our world. With an action ending beyond
belief, you don’t dare miss this comic!

Recommended for readers and fans of

Raiders of the Lost Ark, comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and lovers of
good old fashioned fun!

Copyright

Guardian Angel is ™ and © Blue Dolphin Productions, 2002. All right reserved.

HELLSPAWN #19

Todd McFarlane Productions

(W) Steve Niles

(A) Ben Templesmith

(Cover) Ben Templesmith

FC 32pp $2.50 Ongoing monthly series.

In stores the week of November 20th.

The Concept

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

This Issue

“The Killing Hand, Part 3”
The dead keep coming back and they have murder on their minds when an
old nemesis of the Hellspawn slips from the grips of Hell. No power ­
hell-born or natural — can stop this killer. Spawn will have to use his
wits and his instincts to defeat this demented psychopath before the
streets are littered with the bodies of the innocent. This is the final
showdown and someone is going to die.

Recommended for readers and fans of

The Sixth Sense, Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Twin Peaks.

Copyright

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

IMAGE 10TH ANNIVERSARY LINE

McFarlane Toys

Item # 80610

2002 is the 10th anniversary of Image Comics. To celebrate this
milestone, several of the Image founders got together and decided it
would be cool for McFarlane Toys to release a series of action figures
of four of the original Image Comics heroes. Thus, the 10th Anniversary
Line was born and sculpted with a mix of comic artwork reference and our
sculptors’ fine-honed sense of detail.

* Spawn

* Savage Dragon

* Shadowhawk

* Ripclaw

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

Please inquire about pricing.

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Comic shop exclusive

KABUKI: SCARAB #1-8 OFFERED AGAIN

(W) David Mack

(A) Rick Mays

BW 32pp $2.95 each

Fans of David Mack’s Kabuki take note: If you are looking for the
Scarab series in periodical form, this is your last chance to get them.
Stock on most of the issues to this series is close to being sold out.
We’re offering the remaining of these books for one
final time.

Kabuki: Scarab picks up right where KABUKI: METAMORPHOSIS left off, and
answers all the mysteries left dangling from that series. And SCARAB is
still a SELF CONTAINED story, so even new readers can start with it.

KABUKI: THE GHOST PLAY

(W/A) David Mack

Cover by David Mack

FC 32pp $2.95 One-shot special

In stores the week of November 13th.

This Issue

A brand new full issue length Kabuki story painted by David Mack. This
is the newest Kabuki art fully painted by David Mack. Previously only
available as a bonus in the new Dreams HC collection, we are making this
story available to readers who are looking for the new story in single
issue format.

BONUS FEATURE:

Also included in this book is an in depth interview with David Mack
about his new upcoming painted Kabuki series. Featuring a brand new
fully painted cover by David Mack.

Recommended for readers and fans of

David Mack’s Daredevil, Elektra Assassin, Sandman, Blade of the
Immortal, and fine art.

Copyright

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

LADY PENDRAGON SPECIAL

(W) Matt Hawkins, John Stinsman

(A) John Stinsman, Michael Turner, Marc Silvestri and more!
(Cover) painted cover by Star Wars and Indiana Jones movie poster
painter Drew Struzan.

FC 64pp $7.95 Prestige format one-shot

In stores the week of November 27th.

This Issue

Celebrating Lady Pendragon’s launch in November ’98, Image Comics
presents the first original Lady Pendragon story in over two years.
Sci-Fi, fantasy, action and adventure rolled into one as Jennifer Drake,
Merlin, Guinevere and the cast of the original series return for a
special story that may change the mythology forever. Morgan Le Fey and
Mordred return in a story that tears the temporal plane asunder. A
spring-board for a new Lady Pendragon series that will be launching in
2003, the woman who freed Excalibur in the modern age returns to unleash
a whole new Dark Age upon us all.

Recommended for readers and fans of

Excalibur, Braveheart, Matrix, Star Wars and Camelot 3000.

Copyright

Lady Pendragon is ™ and © Matt Hawkins, 2002.

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1

(W) Val Staples

(A) Emiliano Santalucia

(I) Marco Failla

FC 32pp $2.95 Four issue finite series.

Cover A by Emiliano Santalucia

Cover B by J. Scott Campbell

Cover C by Earl Norem

In stores the week of November 27th.

The Concept

In a realm where sorcery meets science, The Masters of the Universe set
forth to protect all of Eternia from the evil onslaught of Skeletor and
his evil forces. It’s an epic tale of good versus evil, where there is
new danger and suspense at every turn. The story we all loved from the
80’s is reborn and relaunched for a new era.

This Issue

Skeletor continues his struggle in obtaining the secrets of Castle
Grayskull. However, new danger looms when a sinister plot is devised by
other evil forces. And it all centers around an object in the
possession of the least likely candidate. Will the heroic warriors of
Eternia discover the truth before the forces of evil hatch their plans?

Recommended for readers and fans of

G.I. Joe, Transformers, and basically all science fiction and fantasy
comics and movies.

Copyright

Masters of the Universe is ™ and © Mattel, Inc 2002. All rights reserved.

MCFARLANE’S SPORTS PICKS: BASKETBALL SERIES 2

McFarlane Toys

Item # 70410

McFarlane Toys put the ball in play with our first series of NBA action
figures. Now we’re backdoor cutting and waiting to throw down the lob
pass. Our second series of NBA superstars features an increased set size
from six players to nine. What hasn’t changed is our stunning attention
to detail. Each figure comes in official team uniform and base.

* Antawn Jamison

* Kwame Brown

* Elton Brand

* Shaquille O’Neal

* John Stockton

* Dirk Nowitzki

* Steve Francis

* Ray Allen

* Tracy McGrady

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

Please inquire about pricing.

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MUTANT EARTH #4

(W) Stan Winston and Francis Takenaga

(I) Philip (Taleweaver) Tan

Cover A by Simon Bisley

Cover B by Philip Tan

Back cover both issues Jay Anacleto

FC 32pp $2.95 Bi-Monthly four issue finite series.

In stores the week of September 20th.
Retailers: Please see order form for incentive program.

Incentive:

For every 50 copies sold, retailers will receive one limited
editionMutant Earth action figure autographed by Academy Award winner
Stan Wintson.

The Concept

Trakk came into a world bathed in blood. He travels the scorched
remains of the earth to find the Helmet of Kyldran, rumored to hold the
very balance between good and evil. Others — some not of this world —
seek its awesome power as well. On this ruined planet, hope is the most
precious gift of all, and a timeless warrior can only be saved by the
subtleties of his own humanity.

This Issue

The veil of mystery surrounding the Helmet of Kyldran grows ever darker
as Vaquoul and Gallowz’s minions scramble to uncover its awesome,
legendary might. But the task is not as easy as it once was, for the
human resistance has found their deliverer. All their hopes and their
dreams for a peaceful world now rest in the violent maelstrom that rages
within Trakk. Can one man truly alter the course of destiny? The
answer will come at the explosive conclusion to Stan Winston’s wildly
popular first foray into comics. Old debts will be paid…and future
adventures will be made in this finale to Trakk’s first mini series.

Bonus Feature: Realm of the Claw- Louden Harrison is a man who has it
all…or so he once thought. The powerful Sabyr has thrown down the
gauntlet in the Realm, but his rampage won’t be without challenge if the
beautiful Kaela has anything to say about it. This is the final
pre-series episode before the Claw comes to you as its own, full-fledged title!

Recommended for readers and fans of

Science Fiction, Mad Max, Star Wars, Clint Eastwood Westerns, and Lord of the Rings.

Copyright

Mutant Earth is ™ and © Stan Winston, 2002. All right reserved.

NOBLE CAUSES: FAMILY SECRETS #2

(W) Jay Faerber

(P) Ian Richardson & Matt Wendt

(I) John Wycough & Ed Herrera

Cover A by Mike Avon Oeming

Cover B by Steve Lieber

FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly, four-issue finite series.

In stores the week of November 6th.

The Concept

When everyday girl Liz Donnelly married super-hero Race Noble, she
didn’t realize “until death do you part” would come so soon! Now, with
Race dead, she’s a stranger in a strange land — an everyday person
living with a family of celebrity super-heroes! Behind the glamour and
wonder lie dark secrets, ruthless ambition, and twisted desires.

Each issue features a lead story set in the present, and a back-up story set in the past.

This Issue

Following Liz’s public relations faux pas, Gaia scrambles to do some
quick spin control, while Rusty tries to find the source of the
information leak … with his fists. Meanwhile, Doc lets his guard down
in front of Liz, and Frost gets some leverage to use against Gaia in his
quest to learn who his father is.

Newcomer Matt Wendt pencils the back-up story, which chronicles
Krennick’s infatuation with Zephyr.

Recommended for readers and fans of

X-Force, The Ultimates, Powers, Astro City, and soap operas.

Copyright

Noble Causes is ™ and © Jay Faerber, 2002. All right reserved.

PARADIGM #3

(W) Matthew Cashel

(P) Jeremy Haun

(I) Jeremy Haun

(Cover) Jeremy Haun

BW 40pp $3.50 Ongoing monthly series.

In stores the week of November 6th.

The Concept

A soap-opera charting the final generation of mankind where every scene
counts and the status-quo of times past is forgotten. A comic-series
that allows the everyday to take the forefront of gonzo world-changing
events. An epic tale of an ensemble cast that attempt to remember the
past in a new world where passions, under-city dwellers, trolls,
fairies, conspiracies, and talking cats thrive. Paradigm is an experiment-in-progress.

This Issue

A dizzying journey through a)drunken conversations concerning God,
cheating girlfriends and frat parties, b)seedy alleyways, and c)the
seamy underworld known only as the metro. IN this issue: Andrew Dreiser
attempts to save the world. Chris Howells discusses “private matters”.
And Zeke Moore loses his last cigarette. All this and the introduction
of true liberation.

Recommended for readers and fans of

The BBC, serial storytelling, Bill Bixby, pop culture, and the scene in “Fight Club” where Ed Norton is running through the city in his boxers.

Copyright

Paradigm is™ and © Matthew Cashel and Jeremy Haun, 2002. All rights reserved.

POWERS #26

(W) Brian Michael Bendis

(A) Mike Avon Oeming

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series.

In stores the week of November 13th.

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.

From super hot 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 (Bastard Samurai, Hammer of the Gods).

This Issue

THE SELLOUTS part 2

Walker and Deena go on a field trip to New York City to investigate the
dirty underside of one of the seventies classic super teams. Murder,
scandal, law suits, sex tapes, innuendo feed a decades long feud between
some of the world’s greatest superheroes.

Brace yourselves! It is superheroes like you have NEVER seen them.

Recommended for readers and fans of

Alias, Ultimate Spider-Man, Daredevil, and Bastard Samurai.

Copyright

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

SAVAGE DRAGON #105

by Erik Larsen

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series.

In stores the week of November 27th.

The Concept

Former police officer Dragon fights to make the world a better place and
dang it ­ that’s a good thing. Who’s going to argue with that? Heck, I’d
like a better world myself. One with more thick, creamy shakes!

This Issue

He has the power – the power to transform everything he touches to
chocolate! He’s the Candyman and his power is more deadly than you’d
ever suspect (and fattening too, come to think of it). Our usual tangle
of action, romance, laffs and wacky hijinks. Dragon eats a hamburger! A
nice self-contained issue. A great jumping on place for new readers

Recommended for readers and fans of

Lee & Kirby’s Fantastic Four, Calvin and Hobbes and Tom Strong. Comics where
the title characters actually show up for more than a few panels. Comics with
surprises galore. Comics with cool action and big laughs!

Copyright

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

SPAWN #128

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 November 27th.

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

“Loose Threads, Part II”
While Spawn tracks down a resurrected enemy through the tunnels beneath
New York, he is troubled by resurfacing memories of his past life as Al
Simmons. Could the secret behind these revelations be buried beneath a
top-secret government facility? Meanwhile, two government agents
question Wanda about why anyone would want to steal her late husband’s
corpse from its grave.

Recommended for readers and fans of

Seven, Stir of Echoes, Stephen King,, and American Gothic.

Copyright

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

TECH JACKET #1

(W) Robert Kirkman

(J) E.J. Su

(C) Val Staples

(Cover) E.J. Su

FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly

In stores the week of November 20th.

The Concept

The Geldarians are a race of incredibly intelligent, yet physically weak
and fragile beings. To compensate for their frailty they have invented
the “Tech Jacket,” a vest that every Geldarian is equipped with upon
birth. Each jacket grows and matures with its host, specializing in
tasks that the host will find most useful. A fully developed Tech
Jacket is considered to be one of the most powerful weapons in the
universe. Zack Thompson, through an event of sheer chance, has come to
possess a Tech Jacket of his own. Now it appears that the fate of the
entire universe rests on his shoulders as he learns that with infinite
power comes infinite responsibility.

This Issue

ORIGIN ISSUE! In the far reaches of space, past any regions known to
man, a war rages on. The Geldarians, a peaceful race, have been
defending their home world against the violent and savage Kresh for
nearly a millennium. When it begins to look as though neither side can
gain the upper hand, the Geldarians dispatch a scout team to search the
neighboring galaxies for civilizations that may aid them. Disaster
strikes and one of the scout ships is forced to crash land on earth.
When mild mannered teenager, Zack Thompson comes across the wreckage…
things really get interesting.

Recommended for readers and fans of

Science Fiction, Transformers, and Manga… not those cheesy American
comics that try to look like Manga… Manga.

Copyright

Tech Jacket ™ and © Robert Kirkman & E.J. Su, 2002. All right reserved.

EVO #1

(W) Silvestri/Wohl (P) Marc Silvestri (I) Batt (C) Steve Firchow

An ancient evil has been unleashed that has already claimed the life of
Lara Croft and left NYPD detective Sara Pezzini desperately looking for
answers. All hope seems lost as the conclusion of the Endgame crossover
looks also like the end of mankind! But a new team has arrived on the
scene, from another place and time. They are EVO–and they could be
mankind’s saviors–or our CONQUERORS! Hopefully they can make up their
minds before it’s too late…for ALL OF US!

FC 32 pages $2.99 one-shot

BATTLE OF THE PLANETS #5

(W) Munier Sharrieff (P) Wilson Tortosa (C) Shane Law and Udon

When several prominent businessmen commit suicide in extremely violent
fashion, the police see these as open and shut cases–but Chief Andersen
doesn’t and he dispatches the team to find out the mysterious connection
to Spectra. Meanwhile, while running a diagnostic test on the God
Phoenix, Tiny makes a startling discovery.

FC 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

BATTLE OF THE PLANETS #1: CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE COVER

(W) Munier Sharrieff (P) Wilson Tortosa (C) Shane Law and Udon

Battle of the Planets, the hit series of the summer made its smashing
debut at the Wizard World convention. To help commemorate this historic
event, a limited number of exclusive #1 issues were created and are now
made available for the first time!! With an illustration by series
artist Wilson Tortosa, this incredible exclusive will not last long.
Allocations may occur so make sure to pick yours up today!

FC 32 pages net $8.00 Please inquire about pricing.

WITCHBLADE #61

(W) David Wohl (P) Francis Manapul (I) Jason Gorder (C) Steve Firchow

Endgame may be over, but Sara’s problems are just beginning as an old
nemesis returns that could prove more troublesome than Irons or
Nottingham or any other villain she’s ever faced. That’s right–her
sister Julie is back and that means TROUBLE!

FC 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #8 “MOKO”

(W) Fiona Avery (P) Manny Clark (I) Marlo Alquiza (C) Tyson Wengler

Lara’s about to discover the hard way to the Underworld in Issue #8.
She meets up with a secret Maori tribe in New Zealand and convinces them
to allow her passage to the underworld in pursuit of the thief of the
Dream Spear. There’s only one problem … and that is with the passage
of time in the Maori world … Lara finds it hard to account for any
chronology as visions, battles and strange rituals pour past like rapids
in a raging river. Will Lara Croft be able to master the dream time and
chase the thief of the Dream Spear? Cover by Dave Finch and Art Thibert!

FC 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

TOMB RAIDER: THE GREATEST TREASURE OF ALL PRELUDE

(W) Dan Jurgens Art by Joe Jusko

The wait is almost over for one of the most ambitious painted projects
in all of comics! But, you can get a small taste of what’s to come in
this great Prelude Edition comic of the Greatest Treasure of All!!
Featuring a fully scripted portion of the complete story, this amazing
issue is sure to leave you clamoring for more!! Limited quantities are
available, allocations may occur.

FC 16 pages $4.99 one-shot special

DARKNESS #1

(W) Paul Jenkins (P) Dale Keown (C) Matt Milla

The wait for the return of the Darkness is over! Jackie Estacado is
back…but can’t remember anything after the fire that took the life of
his Uncle, the Mafia boss, Frankie Francetti. As the rest of the
family waits to see if Jackie will take his Uncle’s place, Jackie is
consumed by the things he can’t quite remember…things that wait for
him in the deepest depths of the DARKNESS!!

FC 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

Retailers: Please see order form for incentive program

DARKNESS #1: EXCLUSIVE HOLOFOIL EDITION

(W) Paul Jenkins (P) Dale Keown (C) Matt Milla

Jackie is back!! To help celebrate the return of everyone’s favorite
Darkness wielding hitman, Top Cow is releasing this exclusive Holofoil
Edition cover, featuring art by original series creator Marc Silvestri!!
Grab yours while you can!!

FC 32 pages $5.95 continuing series

THE DARKNESS TP VOL I: COMING OF AGE

(W) Garth Ennis (P) Marc Silvestri (I) BATT (C) Steve Firchow

Previously sold out, the first Darkness trade paperback returns with an
all new cover by series creator and artist Marc Silvestri! Compiling the
first 6 highly sought after issues of the acclaimed Darkness series,
fans can find out for themselves why Jackie is the most loved (and
hated) hitman around!! If you missed out on this great book the first
time, now’s your chance to pick one up and find out what all the
excitement’s about!!

FC 176 pages $14.99 TPB

TORTURED SOULS 12-INCH LUCIDQUE AND TALISAC

McFarlane Toys

Item # 90435 (Lucidique),

ITEM # 90434 (Talisac)

Clive Barker’s Tortured Souls in 12-inch scale. These figures created
quite a stir when released in 6-inch scale in 2001. Now they’re back,
double-sized and ready to wreak havoc on the unsuspecting.

* 12-inch Lucidique

* 12-inch Talisac

Please inquire about pricing.

Caut/4

Available to specialty retailers only

VIOLENT MESSIAHS: LAMENTING PAIN #2 of 4

(W) Joshua Dysart

(A) Tone Rodriguez

FC 32pp $2.95 Bimonthly, four issue finite series.

Cover A by Tone Rodriguez

Cover B by Christian Gossett (Alternate)

In stores the week of November 27th.

The Concept

Rankor Island is a carnival of social ills, a tilt-a-whirl of manic
violence, vigilante justice and police-corruption . . . the end harvest
of civilization. Through this madness staggers Lieutenant Cheri Major
and Detective Earnest Houston, two cops unwittingly on the verge of
discovering the unseen forces that imprison us all. VIOLENT MESSIAHS is
a sci-fi mystery, love story, about criminal politics, man’s search for
individuality, and the nature of violence.

This Issue

Thrown too soon into a new investigation an unstable Lieutenant Cheri
Major is led into Scalpel’s dimly lit world of control and submission.
Never more alone than now, our protagonist hangs bound in the dark,
Scalpel’s prisoner. Here Cheri will learn that she and the mysterious
killer have something in common, an obsession with the now legendary
vigilante Citizen Pain. Fetish, isolation, mystery… Violent Messiahs.

Recommended for readers and fans of

Frank Miller, Neil Gaiman, Spawn, Grimm’s Fairytales, Philip K. Dick, and Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein.

Copyright

Violent Messiahs is ™ and © Hurricane Ent., 2002. All right reserved.

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