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Image Comics Solicitations for product shipping September, 2003

THE AGENTS #6 (of 6)

(W) Kevin Gunstone

(A) Ben Dunn

(Cover) Ben Dunn

BW 32pp $2.95 Six-issue monthly finite series

In stores the week of September 3rd.


From the ashes of nuclear devastation wrought on the cities of
Washington and Moscow thirty years ago, a planet wide protectorate was
formed in Britain called The Agency.
The Agency enforce their own brand of defensive guardianship through
espionage and counteraction, but not all of the Earth is united in this
New World Order…as individual countries, states and rival organizations
threaten to undermine and destroy all The Agency stand for.


Escaping from the clutches of the nefarious C.A.B.A.L., Nigel Cord
returns to Daedalus’ jungle lair where a soul-searching decision
confronts him; to protect the former mass murderer and ensure the world
receives his amazing scientific legacy – or destroy the H.Q.’s
protective barrier, so that the gathering forces of The Agency can
launch a devastating assault on the Professor and settle Cord’s thirty
year grudge…

Meanwhile in New York, Pippa, Chance, and Haiku finally close-in on the
answers they have been looking for!


The Agents is ™ and © Kevin Gunstone and Ben Dunn, 2003, All right reserved


by Joseph Michael Linsner

FC 176pp $24.95 Trade Paperback

In stores the week of September 3RD.

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volume boasts 176 pages of Linsner’s very best work, including covers and over a dozen previously unseen and unpublished paintings.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.


Dawn is ™ and © Joseph Michael Linsner, 2003. All right reserved.

CAPES #1 (of 3)

(W) Robert Kirkman

(A) Mark Englert

(Cover) Mark Englert

FC 32pp $2.95 Three issue monthly finite series

In stores the week of September 3rd.


“Find something you enjoy doing and then figure out a way to make money
doing it.” When Bruce Bolt first heard those words he took them to
heart, and set out to do just that… he’s now teamed up with a group of
like-minded individuals. What would you do if you woke up tomorrow with
amazing and fantastic powers far beyond that of a mere mortal? I’d
become a star football player, a famous boxer, or the world’s fastest
pizza delivery guy. I know this much for sure, there’s NO WAY I would
waste my time saving lives, helping people, and devoting all my time to
the well being of others, unless there was something in it for me… and
neither would these guys.


Meet the cast. There’s the Meteor Twins, beings of immense power… as
long as they stay within 20 feet of each other. Big Brain, the owner
whose power dwarfs nearly everyone on the planet, but has trouble
fitting his head through doors. The American Champion, who’s loving
wife, Freedom, spends most of her time loving other men. Then there’s
Bolt, the resident strong man, who today is stuck showing the new guy,
Kid Thor, the ropes. The only problem is nobody is prepared for what
happens next. Let’s just hope they’re done before five O’clock… the
accountants are trying to cut back on overtime.


Capes is ™ and © Robert Kirkman, 2003. All right reserved.


(W) Marc Andreyko

(A) Scott Morse

(Cover) Scott Morse

FC 32pp $2.50 Monthly ongoing series

In stores the week of September 17TH.


This is the second spin-off book featuring New York City police
detectives Sam Burke and Twitch Williams, popular characters originally
introduced in the core Spawn title. Casefiles: Sam and Twitch takes the
crime noir world of Sam and Twitch to a darker level, and features
unique artwork and storytelling from Marc Andreyko and Scott Morse.
Intended for mature audiences only.


In the penultimate chapter of “Have You Seen Me?” Twitch’s life careens
out of control! Will the pressure cause him to turn his back on
everything he has believed? How much suffering can one man take before
he is damaged beyond repair? And what makes Sam turn against his best friend?


Casefiles: Sam and Twitch is ™ and © Todd McFarlane Productions, 2003. All right reserved.

CLOCKMAKER #7 (of 12)

(W) Jim Krueger

(A) Matt Smith and Zach Howard

(Cover) Matt Smith

FC 16pp (Folds out from standard comic size to glossy high-quality

CSN/Marvel Treasury Edition size) $2.50 Twelve issue monthly epic

In stores the week of September 24TH.


Hidden within a hollow mountain in Switzerland is a giant clockworks.
Hundreds of men that never age maintain the old behemoths operation. The
clock is the cause and sustainer of the Earth’s revolutions. And more,
it is the gateway to Heaven itself. Which is why the Clockmaker and her
family are about to go through hell.


Old clock worker Herbert shows how long in the teeth he’s truly grown as
he strikes at those that were cruel to him while Astrid and Hans make a
terrifying discovery regarding the identity of the Five O’Clock Shadow.
The clock is ticking and everything is going wrong as the clock-workers
(those still alive) prepare for the opening of the door to Heaven.


The Clockmaker is ™ and © Jim Krueger, 2003. All rights reserved.


(W) Jay Ju

(A) Leonel Castellani

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing bi-monthly series

In stores the week of September 3rd.


“In a time before the atomic age, an ancient monster with more
destructive power than anything seen before in the world, is owned and
controlled by an innocent little boy.”
In Ancient Egypt, centuries before the birth of Christ, the Pharaohs
once controlled a mythical beast to destroy the armies and cities of
their enemies. The beast, a large lion with wings and breath of fire,
may be awoken once, every hundred years.

It is now 1940 in New York in the middle of World War II and this same
monster, after centuries of being forgotten, has been unleashed upon the
world. But now, an innocent, little 10 year old boy, named David,
controls the mighty monster as if it were his pet. Hot on their trail
are Secret Nazi Agents sent out to harness this great power of the beast
and to change the tide of the war. The one who controls the boy, David,
controls the beast, named Goliath.


New York City during World War II. William Hart tries to send an urgent
message to his children to warn them of the danger that is headed their
way, but is attacked by a Nazi Agent named Nichila. She is in search of
a mysterious artifact, a medallion, that has been sent to William’s
young son David and his older sister Sarah. The medallion holds an
ultimate power that Hitler himself wishes to harness. When the medallion
arrives, David a small, lonely, bullied, but adventurous little boy,
unknowingly unleashes an ancient monster with immeasurable powers. Now
magically bonded to the mystical lion, David takes the mighty monster
for a joyride and gets into mischief. Meanwhile, the deadly Nazi Agent
Nichila brutally makes her way to New York to capture David and Goliath
for the Glory of her leader, so they can rule the world.


David and Goliath is ™ and © Jay Ju Entertainment Inc., 2003. All rights reserved.


(A) Various

FC 128pp $29.95 9.5″x12″ Hard cover

In stores the week of September 17th.


The wait is over…The first and only Transformers official art book is
coming this September. The Transformers Universe is full of rich
characters that have been portrayed in various forms over the years and
this high quality art book is the ultimate collection of them all. This
“coffee table” book is made of superior quality material featuring 128
pages of high caliber artwork produced by professional artists from all
around the world.

Exclusive Cover art by famed Japanese artist Jun-Ichi Nakamura Genesis
is offered in a prestigious hard cover limited Collector’s Edition.
Don’t miss this opportunity to own this very limited and rare hard cover
edition, a very low print run will be made so be sure to order it now to
get your copy. This might be your only chance to own a true piece of
Transformers history.


COPYRIGHT: TRANSFORMERS, its logo, and all related characters are
trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. ©2003 Hasbro, Inc.
All rights reserved

G.I.JOE #22

(W) Josh Blaylock

(A) Brandon Badeaux


FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly Ongoing series

In stores the week of September 10th.


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.


Bred from the genetic material of the world’s greatest conquerers, he is
programmed for one thing only – world domination. Thought to be dead
for years, SERPENTOR is back, and neither G.I. Joe NOR Cobra are safe.
This is the evil snake king like you’ve never seen him before, in one of
the biggest G.I. Joe battles of all time. Firefly, B.A.T.s, and the
clone kids return in part one of this four issue epic story-arc. This
issue marks the beginning of the end of Josh Blaylock’s last run as the
regular writer of G.I. Joe


G.I. JOE, its logo, and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. ©2003 Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved.


(W) Gary Phillips

(A) Jeremy Love

(Cover) Jeremy Love & Cory Hamscher

FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly Ongoing series

In stores the week of September 17th.


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, its full of action, action, action!


Lonzo Wilkenson, aka Stalker, takes some well-deserved R&R to spend time
with his family. The ghosts of the past have a way of haunting his
present, and Wilkinson must use the skills honed on the battlefield and
those of a father to save his step-son from taking the wrong path — a
path he nearly took years before.


G.I. JOE, its logo, and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. ©2003 Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved.

G.I. JOE vs. TRANSFORMERS #4 (of 6)

(W) Josh Blaylock

(A) Mike Miller

(Cover A) Mike Miller

(Cover B) Mark Brooks

FC 32pp $2.95 Six issue monthly finite series

In stores the week of September 24th.


The crossover of the decade is here! Featuring the two big players of
the ’80’s, this story chronicles what happens when an infant COBRA
organization stumbles upon an alien spacecraft full of damaged robots ­
the TRANSFORMERS. With these new weapons under their control, they will
conquer the entire planet, unless a newly formed Special Forces unit
called G.I. Joe can stop them


Thanks to Wheeljack, Bumblebee, and mysterious e-mails all over the
world, G.I.Joe finds the location of Cobra Island and a scout team is
deployed with one goal in mind: bring Optimus Prime back online.
Meanwhile, the rest of the Joes gear up for a full on assault on the
island, and they’re bringing a piece of the ARK with them. The only one
able to save Cobra could be MEGATRON – but Cobra Commander will have to
release him from his prison for that to happen.


G.I.JOE, its logo, and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro
and are used with permission. ©2003 Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved.
TRANSFORMERS, its logo, and all related characters are trademarks of
Hasbro and are used with permission. ©2003 Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved


(W) B. Clay Moore

(A) Steven Griffin

FC 32 pp $2.95 Four-issue monthly finite series

In stores the week of September 17th.


In this follow-up to the critically acclaimed HAWAIIAN DICK, Private
Investigator Byrd finds himself entangled in a gangland turf war for
control of Paradise. Hired to investigate the mysterious sabotage of a
brand new luxury resort, Byrd soon finds any number of suspects, both
human and inhuman. Torn between rival factions, Byrd can’t rely on help
from his friend, Detective Mo Kalama, who finds himself stalked by the
very men who hired Byrd.


Byrd arrives at the Seaside Sands Resort in his sparkling new
convertible, and walks straight into trouble. He finds himself working
for a notorious stateside mob boss, while fending off the attention of
another. Meanwhile, Kahami and Mo arrive undercover, but Mo finds that
300-pound Honolulu detectives are easily identified by determined
killers. Ghostly women, gangland thugs falling from the sky, and surf,
sun and leisure are shaken together in this latest tropical noir cocktail.


HAWAIIAN DICK is ™ and © B. Clay Moore & Steven Griffin, 2003. All rights reserved.


(W) Jai Nitz

(A) Zach Howard

(Cover) Zach Howard

BW 32pp $2.95 Four issue finite series (every 6 weeks)

In stores the week of September 24th.


Alan Wells hides from his ugly past but seeks redemption in Mexico.
John Wickliffe belies his corporate status and tries to save the
rainforest one tree at a time. Agent Madison Morgan is reprimanded by
the FBI and sent to do deskwork in the middle of nowhere Texas for the
Office of Homeland Security. A smuggler with a past, an
environmentalist with an agenda, and a loose cannon with a chip on her
shoulder come together with the fate of humanity between them.


Alan’s criminal existence is exposed when a young boy is caught in the
crossfire of his drug smuggler lifestyle. Distraught, he’s faced with a
choice; make a change, or end it all. Madison risks her job and her
life to track down illegal immigrants carrying a deadly disease. John
leads Brazilian natives against illegal loggers and takes the
environmental movement to the next level, both with deadly results.


Heaven’s Devils is ‘ and ” Jai Nitz and Zach Howard, 2003. All rights reserved.


(W) George R.R. Martin and Ben Avery

(A) Mike S. Miller

(Cover A) Mike S. Miller

(Cover B) Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell

FC 32pp Six issue monthly finite series

$2.95 (cover A)

$5.95 (cardstock cover B)

In stores the week of September 3rd.


Night falls over the life of one noble knight and brings the dawn of his squire’s
knighthood. Dubbing himself ‘Ser Duncan the Tall’, ‘The Hedge Knight’
sets forth to the tourney at Ashford Meadow in search of fame and glory and the honor

of upholding his oath as a knight of the Seven Kingdoms. Unfortunately for him, the
world isn’t ready for a knight who keeps his oaths, and his chivalrous
methods could be the very cause of his demise.


Placing every worldly possession on the line to challenge in the tournament at Ashford meadow, Dunk does all he can to make a name for himself. With a runaway named ‘Egg’ for a squire, and a tree for a pavilion, Dunk prepares for battle. But one more seemingly impossible challenge besets him before he may enter the lists… Can he actually *prove* his knighthood?


The Hedge Knight is ™ and © George R.R. Martin and Roaring Studios, 2003. All rights reserved.


(W) George T. Singley IV

(A) Joe Abraham

(Cover A) George T. Singley IV

(Cover B) Ryan Sook

FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly Ongoing Series

In stores the week of September 10th.


King & Shock are part of an elite bounty detectives group secretly known
as “Hellhounds”. They will defend the world from any evil threat…for a price.


King & Shock confront the sadistic Kensui and learn of an insidious plot
growing in the underground of Hadean Gates! The murder of Sule is not
how it seems…and now Moss’ life is in peril! Can King & Shock stop
this evil menace before it’s too late? One thing’s for sure…it’s going
to be a Bloodbath!


Hellhounds is ™ and © George T. Singley IV, 2003. All rights reserved.


(W) Robert Kirkman

(A) Cory Walker

(Cover) Cory Walker & Bill Crabtree

FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly Ongoing series

In stores the week of September 10th.


Mark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age. He’s a senior at
a normal American high School. He has a crappy part time job after
school and on weekends. He likes girls quite a bit… but doesn’t quite
understand them. He enjoys hanging out with his friends, and sleeping
late on Saturdays… at least until the good cartoons come on. The only
difference between Mark and everyone else is that his father is the most
powerful superhero on the planet, and as of late, he seems to be
inheriting his father’s powers. Which 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?


Finally after numerous mentions in the book and countless off-screen
deeds, the Guardians of the Globe make their triumphant first
appearance! Watch as the most powerful super-team around steps in to
handle a crisis of immeasurable proportions. But, how will Mark feel
about this when the spotlight is stolen from him just as he’s starting
to get noticed? Also in this issue, an event that will change the
status quo forever… we’re not kidding, folks, do NOT miss this issue!
This stand-alone story is a perfect jumping on point for new readers, a
great opportunity to find out what all the buzz is about!


Invincible ™ and © Robert Kirkman & Cory Walker, 2003. All right reserved.


(W) Josh Blaylock

(A) Tim Seeley

(Cover) Tim Seeley and Cory Hamscher

FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly Ongoing series

In stores the week of September 3rd.


Alex Crane has spent much of his life dodging responsibility. But when
a big mistake curses him with the power of the Mantikore, Alex has the
weight of two worlds on his shoulders. Alex is sent to a strikingly
familiar fantasy world of elves, dwarves and vampires, but one key
element is gone. Magic. A stranger in a strange land, and a strange
powerful body, Alex must escape from those that would exploit his dark powers.


Alexander (Kore) Crane faces his hardest test yet when the Archean lures
him back to Earth. If he doesn’t obey the sinister wizard, his
girlfriend Mandy will die, but if he does, the entire world will pay the
price. Even the mighty Archean though, might not know what kind of evil
he’s facing against the power of the MANTIKORE.


KORE, its logo, and all related characters are trademarks of Devil’s Due Publishing. ©2003 Devil’s Due. All rights reserved.


(W) Carmen Treffiletti

(A) Edu Francisco and Lynx Studio

(Cover) Edu Francisco

FC 32pp $2.95 Bi-Monthly Ongoing series

In stores the week of September 3rd.


Zelandria is a patchwork world of magical lands and technologically
laden cities, where age-old myths collide with futuristic wonders, and
mystical creatures dwell among ordinary men. A place where power is
contingent on nobility and feudalistic hierarchies govern widespread
provinces. It is here where the seeds of legend are sown and the paths
of heroes are paved. It is here where a Legacy will be born.


The fires of war are ablaze as a haunting darkness looms over the
military stronghold of Metzsta City. Treason reigns as allegiances are
severed and the Zelandrian Hierarchy find themselves in a state of civil
unrest. Meanwhile, on the peaceful summits of the Shore Mountains;
Lucian, Tyrus and Junzo attempt to fend off an attack of Shadow Sentry
led by Valamire, who has only one intention…retrieve the final shard.


Legacy is ™ and © Roaring Studios, 2003. All rights reserved.


McFarlane Toys

Item #: 70350

The sixth National Football League series from McFarlane Toys hits just
as the 2003-04 football season gets under way. Series 6 features eight
more of the greatest talents in the league, each in an action pose with
official team uniform and base. McFarlane’s Sports Picks continues to be
one of the dominant forces in sports collectibles and our NFL lines are
among our most popular with fans and collectors.

September 2003

Shaun Alexander, Seattle Seahawks RB, No. 37

Priest Holmes, Kansas City Chiefs RB, No. 31

Drew Bledsoe, Buffalo Bills QB, No. 11

Rich Gannon, Oakland Raiders QB, No. 12

Joey Harrington, Detroit Lions QB, No. 3

Emmitt Smith 2, Arizona Cardinals RB, No. 22

Mike Alstott, Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB, No. 40

Deuce McAllister, New Orleans Saints RB, No. 26

The item ships 12 per case.

No guarantee of mix.

Please inquire about pricing.



(W) Dan Jolley

(A) Steve Kurth

(Cover) Steve Kurth and Barb Schulz

FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly Ongoing series

In stores the week of September 10th.


Ryan Archer returns to Earth with his Micronauts companions to find his
world locked in a massive war with the forces of Baron Karza.


It’s down to the wire now: with Baron Karza moments away from carrying
out his plan of global genocide, only the Micronauts stand between him
and the conquest of the entire Earth dimension. And yet, with Ryan
Archer’s body on the verge of disintegrating and the vicious Red Falcon
out for the team’s blood, can they even get to Karza’s new citadel in
time? See whether or not Earth itself survives as “Invasion” draws to a close.


Micronauts, its logo, and all related characters are trademarks of A.G.E. and are used with permission. ©2003 A.G.E. All rights reserved.


(W) Josh Blaylock

(A) Josh Blaylock w/ Clint Hilinski

(Cover) Josh Blaylock

FC 32pp $2.95 Bi-Monthly ongoing series

In stores the week of September 10th.


A fugitive from a dimension called the Realm, Alyssa appears to be a
normal, cute girl with a thing for spiked bracelets and combat boots.
But as her robotic dog, Tink, reveals she’s much more. Alyssa just
wants to blend into a small college town in the Midwest, but certain
powers of the Realm want her back. Fortunately, this so-called normal
girl will find she has the ability to not only save herself, but stop
the Realm entirely, and finally get back to a life of rock shows,
parties and her comic shop job.


Alyssa experiences her first night club when she accepts Rocko’s
invitation. She also experiences her first BEER…then another, and
another. When a few dangerous guys decide to take advantage of the
naive space girl, Rocko finds himself outnumbered trying to protect her,
but Alyssa might have a few surprises up her sleeve. Meanwhile, Jezebel
takes a beaten up TINK to her techy friend, Seth, to see what he can do.


MISPLACED and all associated characters are © 2003 Devil’s Due Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


(W) Douglass Barré

(A) Jiro

FC 32 pp $2.95 Monthly ongoing series

In stores the week of September 3rd.


In 1893, a band of five adventurers gathered together to track down
mythological creatures and discover the truth behind their reappearance.
They are: Kenneth Valence, the Earl of Marston and the effete leader of
the Society, Colonel Augustus Durant (retired), ex-big game hunter who
refuses to kill, Mr. Victor Terranove, prestidigitator, gambler, and
reformed skeptic, Mrs. Cassandra Chatterton, overly scandalous lady
adventurer, and Sir Charles Rutledge Brown, scholar, engineer, and 19th
century nerd.
Can five Victorian adventurers share an alliance without driving each
other crazy?


In part two of London Nights…

a) Kenneth, Lord Marston and Mrs. Chatterton venture into Faerieland in
a desperate attempt to recover their child… but are they ready to face
the eerily familiar forces gathered against them?

b) Victor, who’s lost his soul over a gambling debt, recruits Augustus
to help him reclaim it from the magically empowered gangsters Batson and Quill.

c) The Faerie princess Valende launches a siege against the Mythstalkers’ headquarters, and the only person inside to defend is…Sir Charles.

d) All of the above, because you deserve three plots.


Mythstalkers Comics are ™ and © Douglass Barré, Jiro, and Quantum Color FX., 2003. All rights reserved.


(W) Jay Faerber

(A) Ian Richardson & Ray-Anthony Height

(Cover) Ian Richardson & Ken Wolak

FC 32pp $2.95 Four issue monthly finite series

In stores the week of September 24th.


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.


A bitter betrayal sours Frost’s visit with his family, as Liz searches a
strange landscape for any sign of Race. Meanwhile, Celeste catches Rusty
in a compromising situation, and Krennick brings a special guest to his
underworld castle.
Newcomer Ray Anthony-Height pencils the back-up story, in which Gaia
discovers she’s pregnant with Frost … and so does Doc.


Noble Causes: Distant Relatives is ™ and © Jay Faerber, 2003. All rights reserved.

OXIDO #1 (of 6)

(W) Larry Hama

(A) Pablo Raimondi

(Cover) Pablo Raimondi

FC 32 pp $2.95 Six issue monthly finite series
Retailers: Please see order form for incentive program.

In stores the week of September 17th.


Oxido is like Attila the Hun armed with plasma cannons, hyper-kinetic
projectile launchers and nuclear implosion devices. Forget about
burning villages, he burns whole planets. What would happen if you could
somehow turn this guy into a cop? I thought there was a lot to be
milked in this premise, and a chance to do some really over-the-top
nasty stuff.


A small unit of law-enforcement officers (Rim Marshals), is bringing in
the baddest outlaw in the known systems (Oxido), from the totally
lawless galactic rim. Their leader (the baddest marshal in the rim),
gets wasted, leaving his deputies in the lurch; no way can they fight
and maneuver their way home past barbaric pirates, insectoid alien hive
entities, and other assorted monstrosities without a heavy hitter
fronting for them. They convince Oxido (who has been partially
brain-wiped), that he is the dead marshal in hopes that his utter
ruthlessness and berserker battle-ferocity will give them the edge they
need to make it home to the galactic core. But can they get all the way
home before he remembers who he is?


OXIDO and all associated characters are ™ and © 2003 Pablo Raimondi and Larry Hama. All Rights Reserved.


(W) Matt Cashel

(P) Jeremy Haun

BW 40 pp $3.50 Monthly Ongoing series

In stores the week of September 17th.


Paradigm is a planned and outlined trip into the unknown, charting the final generation of mankind brought about by one individual’s life-style choice. Paradigm is a soap-opera following the every-day and not-so-every-day individuals of “Bogsdale” as they attempt to understand, cope with, manipulate, or just plain fight the enforced evolution.


As college campus riots tear apart the city of Bogsdale, Dick contacts Rusty as to the whereabouts of the missing journal pages, Ethan decides to throw a party, and Nick and Zeke complete the tests of the under-city that will grant them access to the city of Bogsdale’s history. Closing out the first year of publication, PARADIGM # 12 ties up the themes of year one and sets the stage for the magic, wonderment, fear, and endless pop-culture references that year two will provide. And we finally discover what the repeated page in issue seven was REALLY all about.


Paradigm is TM and © Matt Cashel and Jeremy Haun, 2003. All rights reserved.


(W) Brian Michael Bendis

(A) Mike Avon Oeming

FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly Ongoing series

In stores the week of September 17th.


Homicide Detective Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim investigate
murders specific to superhero cases. Investigations that takes them from
the seediest underbelly of the city, to the gleaming towers that are
home to immortal beings. From the EISNER award winning team of Brian
Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spiderman titles, Daredevil, Alias) and artist
Mike Avon Oeming (Bastard Samurai). This year Bendis scored the comic
book trifecta by winning the Wizard Fan Award, Comics Buyer’s Guide Fan
Award and Eisner Award for ‘Best Writer.’


eighties? Wrap around covers? Big, big Superhero events where things
actually happened? Well, in this issue of powers, its all back!! It’s
the story you’ve been waiting for! All your powers favorites are back to
reveal the moment that changed everything. DIAMOND, RETRO GIRL, ZORA,
TRIPHAMMER, and so much more. It’s the first and only powers wrap
around cover and don’t forget the best letter column in comics. Ok, it’s
the only letter column in comics, but it’s still funny.

Recommended for Mature Readers.


Powers is ™ and © Jinxworld. Inc, 2003. All right reserved.

PUFFED #3 (of 3)

(W) John Layman

(A) Dave Crosland

(Cover A) Dave Crosland

(Cover B) Sam Kieth

BW 32pp $2.95 Three issue montly finite series

In stores the week of September 10th.


Think you’ve had bad days? Aaron Owens has it worse. Much worse. He’s
got the lousiest job in the world, and about to have the longest night
of his life. In fact, take your worst job, your worst enemy, your most
pathetic unrequited love…and add to it the most dangerous predicaments
you’ve ever been in. THEN stuff it inside a sweltering, cramped,
ridiculous-looking dragon costume. One that you can’t get out of.
That’s right. A dragon costume. That’s PUFFED.


It’s the end of the line for Aaron Owens, as a hoodlum with an itchy
trigger finger makes good on a promise to put a bullet into his head.
It’s the shocking ending of Puffed, an explosion of mindless, grueling,
senseless, excessive and gratuitous violence. Don’t miss the climatic
issue of Puffed, big laffs within, a surprise ending, and one of the
most incredible and unforgettable fight scenes of this or any other summer!
RETAILER WARNING: Don’t let the cutesy dragon suit fool you. Puffed
ain’t for the timid, and may make you think twice about using a cell phone.


Puffed is ™ and © John Layman and Dave Crosland, 2003. All rights reserved.

PvP #4

(W/A) Scott Kurtz

BW 32pp $2.95 Bi-Monthly Ongoing series

In stores the week of September 3rd.


In a world where nerds evolved from man, the staff of PvP Magazine rule
as kings. Join Brent, Cole, Francis, Jade and Skull the Troll as they
chronicle the world of video games, movies, comics and pop-culture. The
hit internet comic strip leaps from the World Wide Web into its own
Image title!


Francis Ray Ottoman is the greatest gamer on the net. Or is he? The
mysterious Devilfish is the one virtual opponent he can’t seem to beat.
Now Francis is going to meet Devilfish in the real world for the first
time, only to discover that he’s..a SHE? Is this the start of a
beautiful romance or an emotional frag-fest?


PvP is ™ and © Scott Kurtz 2003. All rights reserved.


(W) Arvid Nelson

(A) EricJ

FC 32 pp $2.95 Monthly Ongoing series

In stores the week of September 10th.


Paris, 1933. Europe is still in the grip of feudalism, sorcerers stalk
the streets at night, and secret societies vie for power. It is the
world of REX MUNDI.


Genevieve and Julien revisit the secret library beneath the Church of
the Magdalene, which is being guarded by the Inquisition. There, they
learn a shocking secret about an ancient order of knights supposedly
exterminated many hundreds of years earlier, a secret that connects to
the mystery of the stolen scroll.

And Genevieve’s relationship with the Duke of Lorraine grows ever more intimate…


Rex Mundi and Shrunken Head Studios are © and ™ Arvid Nelson
and Eric Johnson 2003. All rights reserved.


(W/A) Erik Larsen

FC 32pp with NO ADS $2.95 Monthly Ongoing series

In stores the week of September 17th.


In a world where creatures roam, Savage Dragon and his family fight to make the world a better place.


Stranded in Dimension-X!! The Dragon and his family are lost in sub-space and their only hope for survival lies in the most unlikely hero of them all–a pint-sized dictator named Mister Glum! Angel’s diminutive playmate may hold the key to their salvation but since his goal is to kill the Savage Dragon–just how far will he go to see that things don’t go as our hero hopes? Meanwhile,
the new Battle Tank battles the Indefatigable Lummox who guards the gate to the deadly dimension, which holds our favorite family! Plus a NEW Mighty Man feature IN ADDITION to a full length Savage Dragon feature by Erik Larsen and Mark Englert! Over 30 pages of comic book goodness for the same low price! The biggest bargain in comics!

Art shown is not the cover.



Savage Dragon ® and © Erik Larsen, 2003. All right reserved.


(W/A) Erik Larsen

FC 144pp

$16.95 (SC)

$24.95 (HC) Limited to initial orders only.

$34.95 (S&N HC) Limited to initial orders only.

In stores the week of September 24th.


The next step in the Dragon’s life! After starting out as a cop on the
Chicago police force, the Dragon now heads up a team called Special
Operations Strikeforce and works for the United States Government!


This book collects Savage Dragon #41-46, the first six issues of this bold new direction! Erik Larsen pays homage to the work of the legendary Jack Kirby as he reinvents the book once more! The deadly Darklord threatens to wipe out the planet Earth by swapping his doomed planet for ours and only the Dragon and the newly formed Special Operations Strikeforce can hope to save our imperiled planet! The destruction of a planet hangs in the balance! Plus, the Dragon and Jennifer Murphy travel to Godworld and witness the deadliest battle of all as the legendary God of Thunder, Thor takes on Hercules–and the winner gets Earth! All this and a guest star studded wedding of Barbaric and Ricochet, which included Hellboy, Zot, Bone, Vampirella, Shadowhawk, Flaming Carrot, Cerebus, the DNAgents and a host of others! This critically acclaimed series is collected here for the first time. A guaranteed high-octane blast!


Savage Dragon is ® and © Erik Larsen, 2003. All right reserved.

SPAWN #138

Todd McFarlane Productions

(W) Brian Holguin and Todd McFarlane

(A) Angel Medina

(Cover) Greg Capullo and Todd McFarlane

FC 32 pages $2.50 Monthly Ongoing series

In stores the week of September 24th.


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.


In the conclusion to the Mad Shadows storyline, Spawn, accompanied by
the young witch named Nyx, discovers the person behind the frightful
“Horror Movie” murders; a revelation that leaves them both stunned. But
before the day is over, the mysterious cadre of supernatural beings —
monsters conjured up from the very shadows themselves — will claim one
more life. Don’t miss this tale of tragedy and horror.


Spawn is ™ and © Todd McFarlane Productions, 2003. All right reserved.

STRANGERS #6 (of 6)

(W) J.M. & Randy Lofficier

(A) Manuel Garcia

(Cover A) Manuel Garcia

(Cover B) Aleksi Briclots

FC 32pp $2.95 Six issue monthly finite series

In stores the week of September 10th.


Homicron: a NASA physicist whose body is inhabited by a powerful alien; Starlock: the former servant of awesome cosmic entities, now a fugitive; Futura: a mysterious woman from another dimension; Jaleb: the secretive agent of a race of telepaths; Jaydee: the deadliest killing machine in the universe;… These are STRANGERS to our world, brought together by Tanka, an “invariant” empowered by an unfathomably distant future to safeguard our time.


“Icy till the Evening.” The NECROMANCER’s threat to Earth is not over — the villain has now taken refuge in his ultimate citadel: a station in orbit around the Sun, from which he plans to cause our star to go nova, using STARLOCK’s precious starseed. The STRANGERS follow, and the final battle against the arch-villain takes place against the background of the Sun’s murderous rays — but can it be that it was all in vain?


STRANGERS is ™ and © 2003 SEMIC S.A. All characters appearing therein and the distinctive likeness thereof is ™ and © of Semic S.A.#5


(W) Ken Siu-Chong

(A) Alvin Lee, Arnold Tsang, and Andrew Hou

(Cover A) Joe Madureira

(Cover B) Arnold Tsang

(Cover C) Jo Chen (Please inquire about pricing) $5 Net

FC 32 pp $2.95 Monthly Ongoing series

Retailers: Please see order form for incentive program.

In stores the week of September 3rd.


In the universe of Street Fighter, fighters of every size, shape and color
collide in a global battle for supremacy. From every corner of the world,
martial artists, boxers, wrestlers and fighters of every conceivable sort
perform superhuman acts in their willing (or unwilling) participation in the
Street Fighter Tournament-the contest being hosted by M. Bison, the sadistic
dictator and leader of the underground Shadaloo criminal organization. Some
contestants fight for reasons as diverse as their nationalities… some
fight for money, answers, or vengeance, while others fight for reasons
completely shrouded in mystery.

Street Fighter, the legendary franchise by Capcom that revolutionized gaming and entertained players and fans for over a decade with its unforgettable cast of World Warriors, finally hits the printed page with every pulse-pounding Dragon Punch and bone-crushing Sonic Boom intact, just like it was meant to be!



“Round One! Fight!” In part 1 of the first 6-issue introductory story arc, Ryu makes a solemn journey from Japan to San Francisco to deliver grave news to his old friend and sparring partner, Ken – that their master has been murdered by an unknown enemy. Meanwhile, Guile, fueled by his need for vengeance as much as his sense of duty, delves into Interpol’s investigation of Shadaloo, the criminal organization responsible for the mysterious disappearance of his comrade and closest friend, Charlie.

PLUS! Fan-favorite artist extraordinaire, JOE “MAD!” MADUREIRA returns
to the drawing board, contributes a classic bonus prequel story
detailing Ryu’s first fateful encounter with Sagat!


Street Fighter is ™ and © Capcom Co., Ltd. 2003. All Rights Reserved.


(W) Stan Winston and Francis Takenaga

(A) Philip Tan

(Painted Cover A) by Stan Winston

(Painted Cover B) by Simon Bisley

FC 32 pp $2.95 Monthly series

In stores the week of September 24th.


If you like superheroes and monsters, then this is the book for you! Trakk is an immortal monster-hunter on a quest to destroy the very source of all monsters. He is the basis of a countless number of legends of great heroes and warriors across myriad civilizations. He has but one task…to destroy the curse of all human kind, the alien beast known as Vaquoul, the creator of all monsters, from werewolves to vampires. Trakk is cursed to walk the earth until he destroys Vaquoul.

The ultimate superhero brought to you by the ultimate monster- creator and multiple Academy Award winner himself, Mr. Stan (Terminator/Jurassic Park/Aliens) Winston.


Present day. Trakk, the greatest hero our world has ever known, has been missing for decades. Modern media touts him as only ever being an urban legend, on a par with the albino alligator and Santa Claus. But he does exist and we join him at a crisis point in his long struggle. After all the years of fighting one battle after another on his quest, he only sees his failures and not the many times he has saved all humankind. Now he has all but given up. The once great hero has become a homeless drifter, a barely recognizable shadowy image of his former self. And at the time when we need him the most, he has crawled into the bottle so deep there seems no way out. Can he once again become the hero we need in time to save us all? Get ready for this one comic fans, it’s monster “clobbering time!”


TRAKK is ™ and © Stan Winston, 2003. All right reserved.


FC 32pp $14.95 Limited to 500 copies.

To commemorate the launch of Stan Winston’s new super hero Trakk.
This special cover boasts an exclusive pencil drawing on lush Linen
paper with foil accents the perfect compliment to accent the lush
pencils of STAN WINSTON himself! This cover is strictly limited to 500
copies and all are signed and numbered with certificate of authenticity
by Multiple Academy Award winning creature creator Stan Winston himself.
This is a rare opportunity to own the rarely seen design pencils of a
world recognized master.


(W) Marcelo Cassaro

(A) Edu Francisco

(Cover A) Edu Francisco – Victoria

(Cover B) Edu Francisco ­ Demon Attack

FC 32 pp $ 2.95 Bimonthly 4 issue mini-series

Retailers: Please see order form for incentive program.

In stores the week of September 17th.


Victory is about the limits of unlimited power. Being born a half-elf Demi-Goddess from the world of Arton (a medieval like world that stills practice magic), Victory was born to combat a menace of a cosmic magnitude. Victory can destroy an entire planet with a wave of her hand or heal

herself from any mortal wound in a matter of minutes. Nevertheless, even
with all this amazing power at her command, Victory cannot use this
power to defeat her greatest enemy… loneliness.


The Demigoddess Victória (aka Victory) has awoken! The presence of her old enemies (the Carolei) puts her right back into combat as in days long forgotten. Defeating the fiendish horde with minimal force, Victória soon realizes that she is not on her home-world of Arton. Without the aid of her father (the sacred Paladin), Victória is unable to use her divine magic to resurrect the fallen Druid. Going into a panic, Victory escapes and finds refuge in Flavius’ house. Unknowingly to Victória, the Carolei has followed her and they are now ten times stronger than before.


Victory is ™ and © Marcelo Cassaro, 2003. All right reserved.


(W) Dan Jolley

(A) Mike Norton and Clint Hilinski

(Cover) Mike Norton

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing Monthly series

In stores the week of September 24th.


Hidden in the depths of the planet Arus are five giant mechanical lions.
Together, with the aid of magics long forgotten, they form Voltron:
Defender of the Universe, an immensely powerful robot that will give the
people of Arus the means necessary to restore their war-torn galaxy to
peace. At the helm of the lions: five courageous pilots who have sworn
themselves to protect this alien world, and the princess who commands it.


The moment of truth has arrived: a gigantic, horrendously destructive
Robeast has landed on Planet Arus, and the only way Keith, Hunk, Lance,
Pidge, and Sven can defeat it is by resurrecting the legendary Voltron.
But will they be able to do that with so much at stake? And even if
they can, will it cost them their sanity… or their lives? Find out as
“Revelations” concludes!


Voltron is ©2003 World Events Productions, under license to Devil’s Due Publishing.


(W/A) Todd Nauck

(Cover A) Todd Nauck

(Cover B) Ed McGuinness

FC 32pp $2.95 Six-issue monthly finite series

In stores the week of September 10th.


Lights… Camera… Action! The cameras are rolling for the auditions
of a new, made-for-TV superhero team: WildGuard. Hundreds of
superheroes will try out, but only five will have what it takes to make
the team…if they survive!

Join a host of heroes, through the agony of competition and unforeseen dangers, as they hope to be selected by a panel of judges, including the mysterious Producer “X”. Who will make the cut? You make the call! Log on to and cast your vote for the hero you want to make the team.

Written and drawn by Todd Nauck, the artist of popular DC Comics series, Young Justice.


With superheroes from around the globe showing up for the WildGuard casting call, a variety of talented and non-talented auditioners converge on the set. It’s a battle of egos, nerves, and skill as the first round of tryouts gets underway. What will the hopefuls (and producers) do when the auditions are suddenly interrupted? Who will be the first to feel the sting of rejection? Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the creation of this brand new super team!


WildGuard is ™ and © Todd Nauck 2003. All rights reserved.



In conjunction with the special issues of the Top Cow comic books that
feature junior, or “SuperD” versions of the famous Top Cow characters,
Palisades is releasing a special edition boxed set of four of the most
popular characters in this ultra-cute junior style! Sculpted with an
amazing level of detail, the set comes complete with The Darkness,
Magdalena, Witchblade, and Aphrodite IX! Look for a special graphite
edition set packaged 2 per case

Boxed set $19.99


Collecting the limited edition variant super-deformed covers from Tomb
Raider 31, Battle of the Planets 11, Darkness 5, Witchblade 67 and
Magdalena 2 into this special set edition. Variants are often difficult
and expensive to find, but here is the whole “series” together at a
special price as a co-promotion with the release of the special boxed
toy set.

FC 5 books $19.99


(W) Munier Sharrieff (P) Wilson Tortosa (C) UDON

All hail the glory of Spectra! Lock the doors and hide the family,
Zoltar is coming to town. But will he rule with an iron fist or will the
G-Force team prevail and save the citizens of Central West? Find out as
Top Cow presents the second TPB in the Battle of the Planets series,
collecting issues 4-9.

FC 144 pages $16.95 Trade Paper Back

MAGDALENA #3 Part 3 of 4

(W) Brian Holguin (P) Eric Basaldua (I) BATT (C) Beth Sotelo

All combat, all the time! The Pagan organization known as “The Bright
Hand” is planning to bring forth a new age on Earth-an age that will
sweep aside civilization as we know it! Only Patience, the young and
largely untrained Magdalena, has the power to stop them. But can she
prevail when there’s a traitor in her midst?

FC 32 pages $2.99 Part 3 of 4


(W) Brian Holguin (P) Eric Basaldua (I) BATT (C) Beth Sotelo

Finally! Your chance to buy this limited edition Magdalena B/W #1
preview. See the pages before they were colored and some before they
were even inked in this preview that was previously only available in
Diamond Dateline!

BW 16 pages Please inquire about pricing. Series Preview

Magdalena #1 Con Preview Signed Edition

Limited, signed edition by Wizard “Up-n-Coming” artist Eric Basaldua.
Limited to 1,000 copies, allocations may occur. Comes with Certificate
of Authenticy from Top Cow.

FC 32 pages Please inquire about pricing. Series Preview

RISING STARS: UNTOUCHABLE #1 The Story of Laurel Darkhaven (1 of 5)

(W) Fiona Avery/ J. Michael Straczynski (P/I) Brent Anderson (C ) Brian Buccellato

Laurel Darkhaven was a girl who’s power seemed pretty inconsequential growing up. She had the ability to manipulate small objects with telekinesis and the smaller the object, the easier it was for her to manipulate it. The CIA recruited her after high-school, promising she would serve her country with pride, but what she discovered in her work in the shadows was anything but honorable. Forced and blackmailed into performing wet-works operations, Laurel’s one purpose in life became discovering the true identity of her dishonorable employer at the CIA for a justified revenge. This is her story, from high school to the CIA and at the end of her life, when she dies in Poet’s arms after bringing the Middle East back to life.

FC 32 pages $2.99 Part 1 of 5 in a mini series

Rising Stars: Untouchable #1 Sketch Cover

Series artist Brent Anderson delivers this special limited edition cover available in four formats. With total print run of all versions limited to 2500 copies, this one is sure to be hard to find! Allocations may occur.

Variant edition Please inquire about pricing.

Brent Anderson signed version (limited to 250) Please inquire about pricing.
CGC graded 9.8 with random distribution of 10.0 (limited to 50) Please
inquire about pricing.

CGC graded 9.6 signature series by Brent Anderson (limited to 50) Please
inquire about pricing.

TOMB RAIDER #34 – “Angel of Darkness” Part 3 of 3

(W) Adam Hughes (P) Tony Daniel (I) Jonathan Sibal (C) Jonathan D. Smith

(COV) Adam Hughes

The stunning conclusion to the tie-in to the new Tomb Raider video game “ANGEL OF DARKNESS” unfolds here! Double-barreled Lara Croft bounds all across Africa as she takes on her ultimate nemesis, Professor Werner Von Croy. Artist par excellence Tony Daniel and video game fanatic writer Adam Hughes brings you Lara’s adventures as only they can!

FC 32 pages $2.99 Part 3 of 3 in a continuing series


(W) David Wohl (P) Francis Manapul

What started as a harmless road trip turns into BIG TROUBLE for Sara
Pezzini as she meets a group that calls itself THE FAMILY. Who is their
mysterious and charismatic leader? And what does he want with the
Witchblade? The answers lie within…

FC 32 pages $2.99 Part 2 of 2 in a continuing series

MAGDALENA POSTER by Joseph Michael Linsner

Magdalena as you’ve never seen her before. This lush painting by Joseph
Michael Linsner showcases all of the Magdalena’s sensuality and danger
in one captivating poster. Who knew going to church could be so

FC 24 X36 Please inquire about pricing. Poster


Alex Ross has done beautiful covers for the entire run of Battle of the
Planets. Now you can have a poster of the Issue #12 cover — Mark,
Jason, Tiny, Keyop and Princess in front of the Phoenix. Its 24″ X 36″
of pure coolness!

FC 24X36 Please inquire about pricing. Poster


Witchblade 59-63

Tomb Raider 25-29

Battle of the Planets TP vol I: Trial by Fire

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