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A DISTANT SOIL #35

by Colleeen Doran

32pp BW $3.95 Quarterly

In stores the week of September 25th.

The Concept

A young girl is born the heir to an alien religious dynasty, making her the most powerful psionic being in the universe. Warring factions vie for control of the throne and the favor of a child that can destroy planets with the power of her thoughts.

This Issue

"Love for yourself makes one strong. Love for another makes one a slave."

The Hierarchy will stop at nothing to control fifteen-year-old Liana as she inherits the mantle of the Avatar, the most powerful psionic being in the universe.

Her brother is the Hierarchy's prisoner. Possessing a deadly psionic power of his own, he was wounded in an attack that left him in a coma. For a race of people with almost limitless mental powers, Jason's brain is a playground, an empty vessel that can be filled with any command, and the Hierarchy has dark intentions for the young assassin.

Recommended for readers and fans of

Age of Bronze, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, and Shoujo Manga

Copyright

A Distant Soil is ™ & © Colleen Doran, 2002. All rights reserved.

APHRODITE IX PREVIEW EDITION: SIGNED EXCLUSIVE

(W) David Wohl (P) David Finch (I) Joe Weems

BW 16pp Please inquire about pricing.

In stores the week of September 25th.

This Issue

One of the hottest series of last year returns with this exclusive signed edition! David Wohl, writer and co-creator of Aphrodite IX signs the first printed release of the Aphrodite IX Preview Edition comic!! Containing the first ever appearance of Aphrodite IX and a special convention back cover, this great signed exclusive is not to be missed!!

THE ART OF JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNERby Joseph Michael Linsner

FC 176pp $39.95 Hardcover

LIMITED SIGNED & NUMBERED SLIPCASE EDITIONLimited to 1000 copies only.

Allocations may occur.Note, contains 16 extra pages of material.

FC 192pp $69.95

Both in stores the week of September 18th.

Few names in the art world today stir the passions of fans like that of Joseph Michael Linsner. A maverick phenomenon, Linsner has been painting visions of fantastic worlds and beautiful women since 1989. He stormed the world with his personal tribute to the Goddess, Dawn. Collected here for the first time is the body of work that Joseph himself is proudest of.

This much-anticipated volume boasts 176 pages of Linsner's very best work, including covers and over a dozen previously unseen and unpublished paintings. Scores of rare production sketches and color roughs will be highlighted, as well as a special "how to" section in which Linsner gives a sneak peek at the production of one of his dazzling Dawn paintings from start to finish.

More than simply pinup art, Linsner's work illuminates a complex mythology, rife with its own symbolism and language. Ever wanted to go to Heaven, Hell and beyond? Linsner's art will take you there.

Recommended for readers and fans of

Vargas Pin-Ups, Goddess worshipers and art lovers of all ages.

Copyright

Dawn is ™ and © 2002 Joseph Michael Linsner. All rights reserved.

BATTLE OF THE PLANETS #3

(W) Munier Shurief (P) Alex Ross and Wilson Tortosa(C) Shane Law and Udon Studios

FC 32pp $2.99 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of September 11th.

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

Things just keep getting worse for G-Force as Spectra's onslaughtagainst Central West continues. But can the team have any hope ofdefeating Zoltar's forces if they can't even get along with each other?Earth better hope so, because time is running OUT!

Offered Again:

Universe #1-7

Copyright

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

Offered Again ­ THE CREECH: OUT FOR BLOOD

Todd McFarlane Productions

The Creech: Out for Blood heralded Greg Capullo's return to his popularcreator-owned character. The Creech is a three-issue mini-series ofinterlinked stories each with 40 pages of story and art. The book iswritten, pencilled and inked by Capullo. If you missed this incrediblework the first time, now's your chance for redemption.

The Creech: Out for Blood issues 1-3

FUSED! #4

(W) Steve Niles(A) Brad Rader

FC 32pp $2.95 Bi-Monthly ongoing series

In stores the week of September 25th.

The Concept

Mark Haggerty is permanently fused with an experimental robot suitcalled Cy-Bot. Unlike armored heroes of the past, Mark's first instinctisn't to save the world, but to ensure his survival and take back hislife. Imagine that you have become imprisoned within a suit of armor andthat it has fused with your entire nervous system. How will you copewhen even the simplest of bodily functions are denied you?

This Issue

"Canned Heat". Part FourThis issue has everything! Action, adventure, romance and BIG ROBOTaction as Cy-Bot (Mark Haggerty) fights to save his wife and his lifewhich has been shattered by the vengeful Agent Mortis and theImplementers! Will Mark take the fall for his own murder? Will theImplementers beat the crap of him? Will Fard screw his head on and takeresponsibility for his selfish actions? Pick up a copy and get in on the action!

Recommended for readers and fans of

The X-Files, Star Wars, Savage Membrane, Battlechasers and Concrete.

Copyright

Fused! is © Steve Niles, 2002. All Fused! characters and concepts ©Steve Niles, 2002.

G.I. JOE #10

(W) Josh Blaylock (P) Jamal Igle (I) John Larter (Cover) Steve Kurth

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of September 11th.

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

Dreadnoks! Dreadnoks! Dreadnoks! That's right, this issue is chock fullof them, and everyone's favorite pink-haired Dreadnok returns. Thisissue begins a new arc that will finally let everyone know just whatZarana thinks of her bossy niece, and how the Joes are keeping tabs onthe dangerous bikers.

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.

Recommended for fans of Sgt. Rock, all the way to Crouching Tiger. G.I.Joe has it all! Also a must have for anyone who grew up playingwith the Real American Heroes the first time around.

Copyright:

G.I. Joe is ™ and © 2002 Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved. Underlicense to Devil's Due.

GUARDIAN ANGEL #3

(W) Jonathan Peterson (A) Aron Wiesenfeld (I) Kevin Conrad (Cover) Aron Wiesenfeld

FC 32pp $2.95 4 issue finite series

In stores the week of September 11th.

The Concept

Years ago, Christian Angelos, last of the warrior Archangels,mysteriously disappeared. Now the forces of Hell are assembling andHeaven desperately needs its agent. Unfortunately, Angelos hasresurfaced, only this time as a Hollywood star with no memory of hisprior life. Worse, his enchanted lance -- the only weapon capable ofkilling archdemon Daemon Malecent ­ is missing. It's time for GUARDIANANGEL, Heaven's last line of defense, to rediscover his mission andbattle again!

This Issue

It's all-out action as Guardian Angel, Dominique and Percival the Lionstage a daring raid on the vault of the Vatican to recover his lance,even as Daemon Malecent tests his portal to Hell and begins to bring theinvasion force through! Meanwhile, Angelos learns why he and Malecentare immortal enemies and a traitor is revealed in his midst! Plus: whois the hulking ape-like Bobo and what are his ties to Guardian's past?

Recommended for readers and fans of

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

Copyright

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

HAMMER OF THE GODS: MORTAL ENEMY TPB

(W/A) Michael Avon Oeming & Mark Obie Wheatley,(Cover) Michael Avon Oeming

FC 176pp $18.95 Trade Paperback

Retailers: Please see order form for retailer incentive program.

In stores the week of September 11th.

The Concept

Collecting HAMMER OF THE GODS #1-5 and lots of extras!Vikings just want to have fun! Of course, their idea of fun involvessharp bladed weapons and lots of blood. So how can a great big,powerful lad like Modi have fun? He's suffering under a curse and if heever touches a weapon he will lose his soul. If that wasn't bad enough,Modi is now tracking down the God Thorr to thrash him. Hear thatthunder? They're going at it right now!

Recommended for readers and fans of

Mythology, over-the-top battles of the WWF and the fantastic art ofPowers and Bastard Samurai.

Copyright

Hammer of the Gods is ™ and © Mark Wheatley and Mike Oeming, 2002. Allrights reserved.

HELLSPAWN #17Todd McFarlane Productions

(W) Steve Niles(A)y Ben Templesmith(Cover) Ben Templesmith

FC 32pp $2.50 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of September 18th.

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

"The Killing Hand, Part 1"The Hellspawn emerges from one dark world into another as the nightmaresthat chase his cursed soul spill from one dimension to Earth. Somethingevil has escaped Hell's vile grip. This evil, this inhuman thing, ishungry for a taste of human misery, starving for a little blood on itshands. It's been so long since its last kill, not even a Hellspawn willstand in its way. Who is this killer...and what does he want?

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.

IRON MAIDEN EDDIE: THE TROOPER

McFarlane Toys

Item # 12211

Following up on the insanely popular Iron Maiden Eddie: Killers actionfigure, McFarlane Toys is releasing The Trooper. One of the most popularand recognizable Iron Maiden images, this figure comes with severalaccessories and a base.

* Iron Maiden Eddie: The Trooper

This item ships 6 per case. Please inquire about pricing.

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MOVIE MANIACS 5 ­ 18 INCH

McFarlane Toys

Item # 17422

For the third year running, McFarlane Toys will release a Movie Maniacfigure in massive 18-inch scale. For 2002, that character is EdwardScissorhands from the film of the same name. Fully detailed andarticulated, this 18-inch-tall figure features motion-activated play action.

* Edward Scissorhands

This item ships 2 per case. Please inquire about pricing.

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MOVIE MANIACS 5 DELUXE BOXED SET

McFarlane Toys

Item # 17520

Two of the most highly requested Movie Maniacs figures … in one box.That's right, Alien (from Alien) and Predator (from Predator) are thedeluxe boxed set from Movie Maniacs Series 5. Completely and intricatelydetailed, these figures come with a custom base.

* Alien and Predator box

This item ships 6 per case. Please inquire about pricing.

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MCFARLANE'S SPORTS PICKS: HOCKEY SERIES 3

McFarlane Toys

Item # 70150

The hard hits, cross-checks and slapshots continue with McFarlane Toys'third line of professional hockey action figures. McFarlane's SportsPicks: Hockey Series 3 contains nine more of the NHL's best players,complete with action poses, official team uniforms, ice bases and all equipment.

* Roman Turek

* Chris Osgood

* Alexander Mogilny

* Joe Sakic

* Mike Modano

* Scott Stevens

* Mark Messier

* Pavel Bure

* Olaf Kolzig

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

Please inquire about pricing.

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MIDNIGHT NATION TPB

Joe's Comics

(W) J. Michael Straczynski(P) Gary Frank (I) Jason Gorder/Jonathan Sibal(C) Matt Milla

FC 288pp $29.99 Trade Paperback

In stores the week of September 4th.Homicide Detective David Grey is lost. While trying to solve the mostdisturbing case of his life, he is unceremoniously cast into a crackbetween worlds: a shadowy netherworld where things and people -- lost,castoff, or simply forgotten -- collect like dust in a corner. Now in aworld where hopelessness reigns, his only chance for survival lies in anuneasy alliance with a mysterious woman who promises to either ensurehis escape, or kill him within a year. Collecting the 12 issues of theregular series and the 12 page story in the Wizard #1/2 issue.

Offered Again from Gary Frank:

Kin: Descent of Man TP

Copyright

Midnight Nation™, Joe's Comics™, their logos and all related charactersare ™ & © 2002 J. Michael Straczynski and Top Cow Productions Inc. Allrights reserved.

MUTANT EARTH #3

(W) Stan Winston and Francis Takenaga (A)Philip Tan

Cover A by Simon Bisley

Cover B by Philip Tan

FC 32pp $2.95 Bi-monthly four issue mini-series

Retailers: Please see order form for retailer incentive program.

In stores the week of September 18th.

The Concept

Trakk came into a world bathed in blood. He travels the scorchedremains of the Earth to find the Helmet of Kyldran, rumored to hold thevery balance between good and evil. Others -- some not of this world --seek its awesome power as well. On this ruined planet, hope is the mostprecious gift of all, and a timeless warrior can only be saved by thesubtleties of his own humanity.

This issue

The Crippler's sheer lust for violence is a force unlike anything onearth, and more than a handful. Even for an immortal. And it only getsworse. Gallowz has summoned others from across the stars to join in thefinal siege for power. Alone for centuries, Trakk discovers his battlesare not without allies of his own. Friends from unexpected quarters letthemselves be known. But what good is the human spirit against an armyof proteus cannons? And with whom does the desert dwelling, Red Vane,cast his services to?

Bonus Feature: Realm of the Claw- Banished from the Realm, the spiritsof Tare and Tswanna are cast into human 'hell!' Born into starklycontrasting worlds, Louden and Harrison have lived a tangle ofencounters of their lifetimes. Lives seemingly intertwined by more thanmere social morality!

Recommended for readers and fans of

Mad Max, Star Wars, Clint Eastwood westerns, and Lord of the Rings.

Copyright

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

PARADIGM #1

(W) Matt Cashel(P) Jeremy Haun(I) Jeremy Haun(Cover) Jeremy Haun

BW 48pp $3.50 Monthly

In stores the week of September 4th.

The Concept

Television, downtown bars, relationships, beer and talking cats;Paradigm is an experiment in encompassing all the strange, quirky, andwild happenings currently taking place in the world around us. A way tocatalogue not only the history of mankind through pop-culture, butthrough the hidden and fantastic worlds that surround us. And whenunexpected behavior and events begin to occur with alarming regularity,it becomes apparent that a new way of thought has overtaken the city ofBogsdale... and perhaps, the world.

This Issue

Chris Howells had it all: a beautiful girlfriend of two years, a TV anddigital satellite, a job with weekends off; a perfectly ordinary life. But when Wednesday's "date night" arrived, it brought with it more thanthe usual dinner and a movie. A strange and unexpected event occurredthat evening in the city of Bogsdale, in a dark and secluded parking lotbehind the old movie house, an event that would leave Chris Howells andthe reality in which he believed forever changed.

Recommended for readers and fans of

Carl Jung, Savage Dragon, Big Kahuna, downtowns, Monty Python, filmnoir, Moonlighting, and Guiness.

Copyright

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

POWERS #25

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

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of September 11th.

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 city streets 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 that takesthem from the seediest underbelly a city has to offer, to the gleamingtowers that are home to immortal beings.

This Issue

IT'S THE MILESTONE 25TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE

BRAND NEW STORY ARC

THE SELLOUTS

One of the city's most controversial vigilantes finds himself embroiledin the most notorious scandals in the history of Powers- and it allleads to murder. Walker and Deena go on a field trip to New York City toinvestigate the dirty underside of one of the seventies classic super teams.

Recommended for readers and fans of

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

Copyright

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

Offered again:

* Powers Annual

* Powers Coloring Book

* Powers #12-14

RISING STARS #1: CGC TOP COW COLLECTION EDITION

(W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Keu Cha (I) Jason Gorder (C) Liquid!

FC 32pp Please inquire about pricing.

In stores the week of September 18th.

Top Cow and CGC (Comics Guaranty LLC) have joined forces to create whatwill soon be one of the most sought after collectible series around, theTop Cow Collection. A special number of highly graded select Top Cowcomics, graded and distinctly labeled, all being limited to 100 copiesor less. The original first printing of Rising Stars #1 is the nexttitle to be offered from this incredible collection with a strictlygraded run of 9.4 or higher, limited to only 100 copies! With moreclassic and hard to find issues from the Top Cow vault being added tofuture editions of the collection, you'll want to make sure you secureyour Rising Stars #1 CGC Top Cow Collection Edition today!

Retailer note: All orders for the graded Rising Stars #1 CGC Top CowCollection Editions will be filled randomly with grades ranging from 9.4to 9.8. This edition is strictly limited to 100 pieces, allocations may occur.

SAVAGE DRAGON #103

by Erik Larsen

FC 32pp NO ADS $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of September 18th.

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

Both the Savage Dragon and his son, Malcolm Eugene Jackson Dragon,conclude their current adventure as they both face their biggestchallenges ever. And the Dragon makes a dramatic decision that willforever change his life. Don't peek at the last panel!

Recommended for readers and fans of

Did we mention that Erik used to write, pencil and ink Spider-Man? Yeah,those were good days. Well now Marvel's using all sorts or Erik'sSpider-Man images on shirts and toys and Slurpee cups and Erik doesn'tsee a dime! Is he bitter? Well, no, not really. But show your supportand buy his #@&%ing comic book, okay?

Copyright

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

SAVAGE DRAGON COMPANION

by Erik Larsen

FC 64pp NO ADS $2.95 One-Shot

In stores the week of September 11th.

The Concept

A complete guide to the World's Greatest Super-hero! The Savage DragonCompanion is a handy sourcebook for Fandom's Favorite Fin-Head!

A must-have item for every Savage Dragon fan or folks who want to learnmore about the record-setting, hard-hitting Savage Dragon series! It's acompelling introduction to the world of the Savage Dragon. A completeguide to all things Savage Dragon-from synopses of the first 100 issuesof the groundbreaking series to bios of every character you'd care tolearn about and more trivia than you can shake a stick at (and I've seenyou shake that stick)!

Recommended for readers and fans of

Recommended for readers and fans of Wizard Magazine, Savage Dragon andspicy curly fries. Mmmmmmmm.

Copyright

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

SPAWN #126

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 September 25th.

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 II"What's the dark secret hidden in the heart of the seemingly idyllicMiddle America town of Bliss? Somewhere among its manicured lawns andwhite picket fences lies a key to Spawn's new incarnation on Earth.Drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery of Bliss, Spawn is forced toreveal some painful, long-buried secrets of his own. What he discoverswill change him forever -- if he survives.

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.

STUPID COMICS #1

(W/A) Jim Mahfood

BW 32pp $2.95 One-Shot

In stores the week of September 4th.

The Concept:

Hot indy artist Jim Mahfood (Grrl Scouts, Clerks,Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #9, Peter Parker: Spider-Man#42, 43) brings you this all-new collection of hisinfamous Stupid Comics newspaper strip. Nothing issafe from the keen, observational eye of Mahfood; fromcorrupt politicians, pop culture worship, Hollywood,the media, drugs, relationships, the music industry,television, sex, religion to war, Stupid Comics offersa hilarious satirical slant on all of these elementsof our bizarre culture.

Recommended for fans and readers of:

Mad Magazine, Evan Dorkin's Dork!, the Simpsonspolitical and social satire, the comedy of Bill Hicksand George Carlin

Copywright

Stupid Comics is TM and copyright 2002 Jim Mahfood.All rights reserved.

SUPERPATRIOT: AMERICA'S FIGHTING FORCE #3

(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Cory Walker (Cover) Cory Walker

FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly, four-issue miniseries

In stores the week of September 4th.

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 criminal organization ViciousCircle. His broken body was rebuilt into the ultimate killing machine. More machine than man Johnny found himself the pawn of various criminaland government organizations. In control of his life at last he tries topick up the pieces and regain some semblance of the life he knew.

This Issue

Our star spangled hero is caught up in a frantic search to find hismissing daughter, Liberty! Meanwhile, his old Nazi sparring partnerfrom World War II, Baron Blitzkrieg, teams up with one of SuperPatriot'soldest foes, thought dead, but now more deadly than ever--the nastiestNazi of them all! All this plus Johnny Armstrong manages to squeeze in a poker game withsome old friends.

Recommended for readers and fans of

Savage Dragon, Captain America, G.I. Joe, war movies, The Spider-Manmovie and other things that are popular and make lots of money.

Copyright

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

TOMB RAIDER #24

(W) John Ney Rieber (P) Randy Green(I) Jonathan Sibal(C) Jonathan D. Smith

FC 32pp $2.50 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of September 4th.

The Concept

One of the most popular characters in video game history, Lara Croft isa little bit Indiana Jones, a little bit Playboy playmate, and enoughaction and adventure to snare an entire generation of fans with hercontinuing adventures.

This Issue

A sun-drenched Aegean beach, pearls to dive for, a boyfriend who's neverseen suntan lotion before... Lara's found it all on the Isle of Hydra. And she's never been so happy. But when a malevolent spirit from themists of legend threatens to make her moment of happiness permanent-andterminal--Lara must master skills she's never dreamed she had-- Or spendeternity in stone, among the victims of Medusa's Garden.

Offered Again:

Tomb Raider TP Vol I

Tomb Raider TP Vol II

Tomb Raider Journeys #1-4

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.

TOP COW CLASSICS: MAGDALENA #1

(W) Marcia Chen (P) Joe Benitez (I) Joe WeemsBW 32pp $2.99

In stores the week of September 18th.

The Concept

The Magdealena. She is the chosen holy warrior of an age-old order,called upon when the world faces mortal danger. But a new threat hasarisen which will shake her world to its foundations. Can even a warrorwith the might of God save us when legions ofvampires set their sightson world domination?

This Issue

Top Cow Classics is proud to present issue #1 of the highly acclaimedMagdalena series, presented here in its true illustrated format. Drawnby the incomparable Joe Benitez, this intricately woven tale iscomplimented here by showcasing it in the black and white format. Withthe regular #1 issue being an instant sell out, make sure to pick upyour copy of Magdalena #1 Black and White today!!

Offered Again:

Magdalena Poster #1

Magdalena Blood Divine TP

Copyright

The Magdalena is ™ & © Top Cow Productions 2002. All rights reserved.

VIOLENT MESSIAHS: LAMENTING PAIN #1 (of 4)

(W) Joshua Dysart (P) Tone Rodriguez (I)Digital Chameleon

Cover A by Tone Rodriguez

Cover B by Michael Turner

FC 32pp $2.95 Four issue finite series

In stores the week of September 25th.

The Concept

Rankor Island, a carnival of social ills, a tilt-a-whirl of manicviolence, vigilante justice and police-corruption . . . the end harvestof civilization. Through this madness staggers Lieutenant Cheri Major (acriminal profiler, who specializes in apprehending vigilantes) andDetective Earnest Houston (a perpetual screw-up). Two cops unwittinglyon the verge of discovering the unseen forces that imprison us all. Violent Messiahs, a sci-fi mystery love story about criminal politics,man's search for individuality, and the nature of violence.

This Issue

Citizen Pain has disappeared from Rankor Island. In his wake the urbanspiral of decay accelerates. Riots erupt, unemployment skyrockets,police meet civil unrest with panicked violent force, the streets arepaved in broken glass. Into this asphalt jungle comes a new broken soul. A murderer who carves the word "scalpel" into her victims. Now CheriMajor is called in to bring this neoteric killer down before the wholeisland becomes a battlefield.

Recommended for readers and fans of

Frank Miller, Neil Gaiman, Spawn, Grimm Fairytales, Philip K. Dick, andMary Shelly's Frankenstein.

Copyright

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

WITCHBLADE #59

(W) David Wohl(P) Brian Ching(I) Jason Gorder (C) Steve Firchow

FC 32pp $2.50 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of September 25th.

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

When detective Sara Pezzini is called in to investigate a string ofmurders in Brooklyn, she quickly realizes there's a connection to a manshe hasn't seen for some time and hoped she'd never see again--Mafiahitman Jackie Estacado, the man known as THE DARKNESS. But sinceJackie's DEAD, is there a NEW wielder on the scene? This issue servesas a prelude to the Endgame Crossover, beginning next month!

Offered Again:

Witchblade Convention Poster #1

Witchblade/Darkness 2001 Poster

Tales of Witchblade #1/2

Darkness #1/2

Copyright

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

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