Viz solicitations for comic titles shipping July, 2002

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BASTARD!! #8: FIGHTER!!, PART 3 of 3 - Unable to defeat Dark Schneider with

her magic, the magician-swordswoman Kai Harn lets loose the dreaded

cockatrice, whose touch can turn flesh to stone! But the clueless

personality of Lucien Renlen reasserts itself just when Dark Schneider least

needs it, leaving him lost in the dark woods in a cape and robes several

sizes too big for him. Each issue also includes contests, fan art, heavy

metal CD & RPG reviews, and more!

CERES, CELESTIAL LEGEND, PART 3 #2 - Word gets out about Yuki and Hayama's

student/teacher relationship and Yuki blames Aya for the secret getting out.

Celestial tempers flare as Yuki bombards Aya with her pyrotechnic fury. Yuhi

and Toya protect Aya until she finally transforms into Ceres to take care of


DRAGON BALL, PART 5 #2 - The Strongest-Under-The-Heavens martial arts finals

commence! First, "Turtle Hermit" disciple Yamcha fights "Crane Hermit"

disciple Tenshinhan, a cruel three-eyed master of kung fu! Then, Jackie Chun

fights the Wolfman! But why does a werewolf (and 30th-dan black belt) have

it out for the last tournament's winner?

DRAGON BALL Z, PART 5 #7 - Goku's fight with Freeza continues…On the ground

and in the air, Goku and Freeza battle mightily, tearing up the landscape

with nuclear-strength punches. But as Freeza says, he's just warming up. In

fact, as he tells Goku after they fight to a standstill, he's fighting at

less than 50% of his full power! Author and artist, Akira Toriyama,

originally planned this to be the climax to the series, and it shows with

the most intense DBZ battle scenes yet!

INU-YASHA, PART 6 #15 - While everyone else has disappeared into their

different worlds of various illusions, Kagome is the only one left when she

is confronted by Kikyo, who takes her piece of the Jewel of Four Souls.

Then, it's a wake up call for Inu-Yasha who snaps out of his hallucinated

state…but whose aid will he come to?

MEDABOTS, PART 2, #3 & #4 - In Issue #3, Dr. Aki, the father of the

Medabots, is about to announce the creation of a brand new Medabot but the

Rubber Robo gang are up to something and so is the mysterious Phantom

Renegade. Could they be working together? In Issue #4, Ikki and Metabee vs.

Koji and Sumilidon! Will they finally settle all grudges and find out who is

the better Medafighter? Will Koji ever stop being so ridiculously protective

of Karin?

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, PART 7 #3 - The mighty Angel Zeruel continues its

advance, dismembering and decapitating Asuka's Eva Unit-02! As his fellow

pilot feels the horror from the entity she is synched to, Shinji learns from

Kaji the ultimate goals of NERV's would-be puppet masters, SEELE. Will it be

knowledge enough to get Shinji back into his Eva? Two versions will be

available--the regular Neon Genesis Evangelion or the Special Collectors'

Edition, printed in the original right-to-left Japanese format with Sadamoto's original sound effects and translation glossary!

POKéMON ADVENTURES, PART 7 #4: LANCE'S CHARGE - Lance is the greatest

Pokémon trainer of the Elite Four, and the only thing standing between him

and his insane dream of exterminating humanity is Yellow, a Doduo, a

Raticate, an Omanite, a Graveler, a Caterpie and a Pikachu. Six unevolved

Pokémon against the fiercest power in the world! Can anyone help Yellow?

RANMA 1/2, PART 11 #5 - Akane witnesses something she'd rather not between

girl-type Ranma and Ryoga. Will Ryoga be able to pull himself out of hot

water with Akane over this big misunderstanding? What a mess! The pseudo

love triangle continues from one of the most outrageous manga series ever!

SILENT MÖBIUS: BLOOD, PART 11 #1 - With Lum Cheng settling in to the A.M.P.

and Yuki recovered from her injuries, the A.M.P. is back in full force.

Rally Cheyenne is making preparations for what could be the A.M.P.'s final

battle against Nemesis. Meanwhile, Ganossa is making preparations of his

own-readying a force of 199 megadynes and attempting to reactivate the

cyclotron from the Gaia Project.

THE BIG O, PART 2 #1 - Even with a massive hole punched in its chest,

Dorothy Two, Dorothy's giant "sister" robot, still functions-and the

criminal Beck is behind the controls! Violently wresting control from

Dorothy's creator Timothy Wayneright, who designed the android in the image

of his lost daughter, he fuses Dorothy to the mainframe of Dorothy Two,

taunting Roger Smith to destroy one if he wants to destroy the other!

VAGABOND #9 - In the aftermath of his battle with the Yoshioka school,

Musashi's old friend and spiritual guide Takuan nurses Musashi back to

health. Although Musashi is preoccupied with perfecting his swordsmanship,

Otsu is increasingly beginning to occupy his mind. Will Musashi choose to be

reunited with Otsu or will he continue his solitary journey towards

enlightenment by way of the sword?

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