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Image Comics Solicitations for product shipping August, 2002

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

by Eric Shanower

BW 32pp $3.50 Quarterly ongoing series

In stores the week of August 14th.

The Concept

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

This Issue

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

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

Copyright

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

ATHENA INC #3

(W) Brian Haberlin

(A) Jay Anacleto

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing bi-monthly series

Cover A by Jay Anacleto

Cover B by Brian Haberlin

In stores the week of August 7th.

The Concept

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

She can't be caught.

And even if she could be, there is no way to link her to any actionbecause 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 thatenables her to switch personas began to break down. Now she can switchforms more or less on her own. And now she's a threat to the securityof Athena Inc. and must be dealt with. But who will deal with whom first?

This Issue

Gwen is hearing voices and they are getting louder by the minute…the badthing is she knows where these voices are coming from…herself! And shejust won't shut up!

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

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

Copyright

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

ATHENA INC #1 MUSEUM EDITION

Edition A - featuring Jeff Campbell art.

Edition B - featuring Jay Anacleto art.

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

Product is bagged and boarded with a certificate of authenticity.

$100.00

(W) Mike Oeming and Miles Gunter

(A)Kelsey Shannon

(I) Mike Oeming

(Cover) Mike Oeming

FC 32pp $2.95 Issue 3 of 3

In stores the week of August 7th.

The Concept

Bastard Samurai takes place in present day Manhattan and focuses onJiro, a killer at the top of his class at the KoZu sword school. Theunderground training camp in midtown takes in orphans and twists theminto Bushido warriors used by the Yakuza in death matches staged acrossthe city rooftops where Japanese businessmen gamble heavily on thealways-fatal outcome.

This Issue

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

Recommended for Readers and Fans of...Fight Club, Powers, Crying Freeman and 100 BulletsBASTARD SAMURAIN T-SHIRTSee the Graphiti Designs section in this catalog for details.

Copyright

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

(W) Munier Shurief

(P) Alex Ross and Wilson Tortosa

(C) Shane Law and Udon Studios

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of August 14th.

The Concept

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

This Issue

The hottest event of the summer continues as the attack on Earth hasbegun, and only the super-team known as G-Force stands between theforces of evil and our planet's utter destruction. Can Mark, Jason,Keyop, Tiny and Princess defeat Zoltar and the soldiers of Spectra? Buythis issue with an all new Alex Ross cover and find out!!!

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

Copyright

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

(W) Douglass Barré

(A) Kano Kang and Zack Suh

(Cover) Kano Kang and Zack Suh

FC 32pp $2.95 Bimonthly

In stores the week of August 28th.

The Concept

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

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

2. Nothing else, for all eternity.

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

This Issue

"The Messenger" Part Four of FourLi'l Cleo couldn't save Ivan... can the original Cleo do any better? Sheand Lym finally find the Messenger, but so does Mayor Lowe Thibodeauxand his unwelcome mental roommate, the Devil. You just know thingsaren't going to end well when all your characters meet for the firsttime and proceed to start shedding their skin and exploding and stuff.The first act of DEFIANCE comes to a shattering conclusion with thisissue!

Recommended for Readers and Fans of...Midnight Nation, Red Star, DarkMinds, Dante's Inferno, and the letters K and D and the number 11.

Offered Again:

Defiance #1-2

Copyright

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

(W) Josh Blaylock

(A) Steve Kurth

(I) John Larter

(C) Mike Zeck

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of August 14th.

The Concept

G.I.JOE is the code name for America's daring and highly trained specialmission force. It's purpose: to defend freedom against COBRA, aruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world.

This Issue

This is it! The issue you've been waiting for. The world's two baddestninjas go head tohead in an Arashikage battle royal! Snake-Eyes. Storm Shadow. That'sall you need to know.

Recommended for Readers and Fans of...G.I. Joe is a sure win with anyone into high adventure, military action,and more. It's an action story that plots the U.S. military against ateam of near-super villains, and a great nostalgia kick to boot. Forfans of Crouching Tiger, Twenty-Four, Metal Gear, or the old G.I. Joecomics and cartoons.

Offered Again:

GI Joe MIA

GI Joe #3-5

Copyright

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

G.I. JOE BATTLE FILES # 3

(W) Scott Wherle

(A) Various

(C) David Michael Beck

FC 48pp $5.95 3 of 3

In stores the week of August 21st.

The Concept

G.I. JOE is the code name for America's daring and highly trainedspecial mission force. It's purpose: to defend freedom against COBRA, aruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world.

This Issue

The last of the G.I .Joe sourcebook volumes is here! Find outeverything you ever wanted to know about Joe and Cobra vehicles,gadgets, and equipment. Want to know the layout of Zartan's Evergladescompound? What's the Joe wrist-com all about? That and more are inBattle Files #3.

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

Copyright

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

HELLSPAWN #16

Todd McFarlane Productions

(W) Steve Niles

(A) Ben Templesmith

(Cover) Ben Templesmith

FC 32pp $2.50 Ongoing Monthly Series

In stores the week of August 21st.

The Concept

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

This Issue

"Hellworld Part 4, the Conclusion"The heart of man is the place the Devil's in: I feel sometimes a hellwithin myself.All of Hellworld will stagger at the power of a Hellspawn out ofcontrol! What was illusion is now terrifyingly indisputable and theshe-demon seducer Hel will come face to face with Spawn on his ownterms. The lies are put aside and Spawn will confront the inhabitants ofa thousands pits of Hell to rescue one innocent girl whose life he putin jeopardy. This will be the Hellspawn's finest hour ... or his last.

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

Copyright

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

(W) Jason Caskey

(A) Phil Hester

(I) Jim Woodyard

FC 32pp $2.95 Four issue finite series

In stores the week of August 21st.

The Concept

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

This Issue

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

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

Copyright

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

by Frank Cho

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

In stores the week of August 14th.

The Concept

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

This Issue

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

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

Copyright

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

MCFARLANE'S MOVIE MANIACS 5

McFarlane Toys

Item # 17700

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

* T-800 Endoskeleton

* Sarah Connor

* Jason X

* The Tooth Fairy

* Lord of Darkness

* The Djinn

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

Please inquire about pricing.

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MCFARLANE'S SPORTS PICKS: BASEBALL SERIES 3

McFarlane Toys

Item # 70260

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

* Chipper Jones

* Adam Dunn

* Jason Giambi

* Curt Schilling

* Roberto Alomar

* Juan Gonzalez

* Roy Oswalt

* Vladamir Guerrero

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

Please inquire about pricing.

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MCFARLANE'S SPORTS PICKS: FOOTBALL SERIES 4

McFarlane Toys

Item # 70320

McFarlane Toys' fourth series of gridiron greats features an increasedset size, from six players to eight. And what a group of eight. Thisseries includes several of the most highly requested athletes, all inaction poses with complete uniforms and equipment.

* Brett Favre

* Terrell Owens

* Peyton Manning

* Jason Sehorn

* Donovan McNabb

* Ricky Williams

* Michael Vick

* Curtin Martin

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

Please inquire about pricing.

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(W) Scott Wherle

(A) Eric Wolfe Hanson

(I) Barb Schulz

(Cover) Dave Johnson

FC 32pp $2.95 Bi-Monthly ongoing series

In stores the week of August 7th.

The Concept

Within our own universe lies another universe unbeknownst to us... untilnow. The realm of the MICRONAUTS - a place ruled by evil tyrant, BaronKarza, whose scientific marvels offer his people immortality, at thecost of their humanity. When unsuspecting, Ryan Archer is thrown intotheir world, we find that not only are things about to change, but Ryanwill have much to do with it.

This Issue

Meet Persephone. In a fantastic, cold and metallic, science fictionlandscape, she's the most beautiful woman stranded and incarceratedEarthman Ryan Archer has ever laid eyes upon. But is she friend or foe?Meanwhile, we learn from the warrior Acroyear, the details of BaronKarza's malicious rise to power and how he became the powermad dictatorthat he is. It's not a pretty story.

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

In Space, Star Wars.

Copyright

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

(W) Brian Michael Bendis

(A) Mike Avon Oeming

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of August 14th.

The Concept

Heroes glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire. Flamboyantvillains attempt daring daylight robberies. God-like alien creaturesclash in epic battle over the nighttime sky. And on the dirty citystreets below, Homicide Detective Christian Walker does his job.

Walker is teamed up with spunky rookie Detective Deena Pilgrim toinvestigate murders specific to superhero cases - investigations thattake them from the seediest underbelly a city has to offer, to thegleaming towers that are home to immortal beings.

This Issue

"Anarchy" ­ Part FourIts anarchy in the streets!! The public has turned against itssuperheroes and the bodies are piling up. Will the superheroes turn onthe people and if so, is there any way for the police to stop them.MATURE READERS

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

Copyright

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

(W) Brian Michael Bendis

(A) Mike Avon Oeming

FC 224pp $24.95

In stores the week of August 28th.

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

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

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

RIDE ALONG- Warren Ellis guest stars as himself. Warren invites himselfonto a research ride-along with the stars of Powers and wouldn't youknow it, things turn terribly wrong right away! Find out why this longout of print story, originally seen in Powers #7, is our number onerequested reprint.

PLUS:

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

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

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

Plus:

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

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

Copyright

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

(W) Arvid Nelson (A) Eric J

FC 32pp $2.95

In stores the week of August 28th.

The Concept

What if Europe never crawled out of the dark ages?

What if magic and the occult sciences were real?

Welcome to Rex Mundi.

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

This Issue

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

Saunière uncovers a mystery that stretches from the slums of present-dayFrance to the walls of Jerusalem during the darkest days of theCrusades. At the center of the mystery is a secret someone is willingto kill for…

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

Copyright

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

(W) J. Michael Straczynski

(P/I) Brent Anderson

(C) John Starr

FC 32pp $2.99 24 issue maxi series

In stores the week of August 21st.

The Concept

113 people are born with superpowers, granted by a comet that crashedinto their hometown before they were born. Rising Stars is the story ofthe lives and times of these "Specials," following their victories,their defeats, and their struggles - both with the world at large andwithin their own ranks.

This Issue

The government has developed a weapon capable of destroying theSpecials, causing them to go into hiding. Will the government be able tosystematically hunt them down and destroy them as it did to Pyre? Andwith the Specials hidden, what will happen to the order they put inplace? Find out as J. Michael Straczynski's epic masterpiece headstoward its climatic conclusion!!

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

Copyright

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

(P) Brent Anderson

(C) Peter Steigerwald

FC 24 x 36 Please inquire about pricing rolled & tubed

In stores the week of August 7th.

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

(W) J. Michael Straczynski

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

(I) Jason Gorder and Livesay

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

FC 64pp $8.99 Prestige Format

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

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

Copyright

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

by Erik Larsen

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of August 21st.

The Concept

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

This Issue

Savage Dragon faces the most disturbing foe he's ever faced, thevillainous Afterbirth! It's Child Warfare in the inimitable Imagefashion! Who says child abuse can't be wholesome entertainment fit forthe whole family? (Okay, that's stretching it--It won't be pretty). Meanwhile, Savage Dragon's son, Malcolm Eugene Jackson Dragon continueshis quest to free his captive friends from the clutches of an evilorganization hell bent on World Domination. Savage Dragon comes with ourHighest Possible Recommendation!

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

Copyright

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

SPAWN #125

Todd McFarlane Productions

(W) Brian Holguin and Todd McFarlane (P) Angel Medina (I) Danny Miki

(Cover) Greg Capullo and Todd McFarlane

FC 32pp $2.50 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of August 28th.

The Concept

Al Simmons, once the U.S. government's greatest soldier and mosteffective assassin, was mercilessly executed by his own men. Resurrectedfrom the ashes of his own grave in a flawed agreement with the powers ofdarkness, Simmons is reborn as a creature from the depths of Hell.Disfigured, homeless and alone, this warrior now known as Spawn wandersthe shadowy alleys of New York City in search of his past life.

This Issue

"Wake Up Dreaming, Part I"While crossing the middle of America, Spawn finds himself in a smalltown called Bliss, a town which seems to be populated entirely by keypeople from his past. Is it a trick? A dream? Some secret pocket ofHell? If they know, the townspeople of Bliss aren't telling. Whileshadows of the past and shades of a dark future are gathering on thehorizon, Spawn is forced to question everything he once believed abouthimself … and his former life as Al Simmons.

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

Copyright

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

SPAWN: THE DARK AGES OFFERED AGAIN

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

Spawn: The Dark Ages issues 9-14

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

(W) Robert Kirkman

(A) Cory Walker

(Cover) Cory Walker

FC 32pp $2.95 Four issue monthly finite series

In stores the week of August 7th.

The Concept

Super soldier, Johnny Armstrong has been battling the forces of evilsince World War II. His illustrious career has had many pitfalls andtriumphs over the many years of his activity. In the early '90s itseemed that career had come to an end, his arms and legs missing, theresult of a deadly battle with Chicago's notorious criminalorganization, the Vicious Circle. His broken body was rebuilt into theultimate killing machine. More machine than man, Johnny found himselfpawn of criminals and the government. In control of his life at last hetries to pick up the pieces and regain some semblance of the life heknew.

This Issue

The Pulse pounding patriotic pandemonium continues! Our star spangledhero teams up with his long lost son to thwart the nefarious schemes ofHydro, an organization hell bent on returning man to it's waterbreathing roots, no matter what the cost! Meanwhile, his old Nazisparring partner from World War II, Baron Blitzkrieg, continues hisplans to rid the world of SuperPatriot once and for all. This issuealso features the return of one of SuperPatriot's oldest foes, thoughtdead, but now more deadly than ever! You gotta see this one to believeit! Brought to you by the swingin' Indy sensations Robert Kirkman andCory Walker

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

Copyright

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

Standard Edition

Ruby Foil Edition

(W) David Wohl

(P) Billy Tan

(C) Steve Firchow

FC 16pp Please inquire about pricing One-shot special

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

Quantities are limited.

Allocations may occur.

(W) Fiona Avery

(P) Drew Johnson

(I) Jay Leisten

(C) Jonathan D. Smith

FC 32pp $2.99 12 issue limited series.

In stores the week of August 7th.

The Concept

Artifact hunter extraordinaire Lara Croft is on the adventure of alifetime, out to track down the Spanish Armada of 1550. Journeys is atwelve-issue adventure spanning the seven seas, full of swashbucklingadventure like you've never seen!

This Issue

The events on the eve of Lara's high school reunion are just beginningto heat up. Offered a ride back to 10 Downing Street by her formerschoolmate-turned-Prime Minister, Lara is given the assignment of alifetime. As Lara ponders taking this job, a bizarre assortment ofsupernatural and unexpected guests show up to persuade her to take thejob. Some of theghostly mediators are friendly, some confusing, and some downright dangerous!

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

Copyright

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

Tomb Raider 17 Convention Exclusive

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

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

FC 32pp Please inquire about pricing.

UNIVERSE #1 ­ TOP COW SELECT ALTERNATE COVER w/FOIL

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

FC 32pp Please inquire about pricing.

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

Offered Again:

The Cow #1

The Cow ­ Spring 2001

Darkness & Friends Poster

Universe #2-4

WITCHBLADE #58

(W) David Wohl

(P) Francis Manapul

(I) Jason Gorder

(C) Steve Firchow

FC 32pp $2.50 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of August 28th.

The Concept

Police officer Sara Pezzini has come into possession of the Witchblade,a demonic gauntlet that throws her into a world of supernatural menacesunlike any she knew existed before. Will she control the Witchblade, orwill it control her body and soul?

This Issue

Tensions mount between Sara Pezzini and Joe Siry as new questions emergeabout Siry's involvement in Sara's father's death. And just what doesall of that have to do with the Witchblade? The shocking answer beginsto be revealed in this very issue!!

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

Offered Again:

Witchblade Gallery

Copyright

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

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

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

(Cover) Glenn Whitmore

BW 40pp $4.95 One-shot special

In stores the week of August 28th.

The Concept

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

This Issue

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offered Again:

Ultiman Giant-Sized Annual

Knight Watchman #1-4

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