Image Comics Solicitations for product shipping August, 2002

Mon, May 20th, 2002 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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

AGE OF BRONZE #14
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 the

world-famous Trojan War, freshly retold for the 21st century. All the

drama of the time-honored story unfolds before your eyes, all the

familiar people and event, the beautiful Helen, the wily Odysseus, the

noble Achilles, and the deadly Trojan Horse. All the comedy, all the

tragedy, all the wide canvas of human drama unfolds within the pages of

Age of Bronze.

This Issue


Scattered by a storm, the Achaean fleet limps homeward, the fate of the

war with Troy in doubt. After easily persuading Odysseus to join him at

Mycenae, High King Agamemnon encounters unwelcome resistance from his

wife when she refuses to sleep with him. Meanwhile, Achilles returns to

Skyros where his wife and son await him. But a difficult choice awaits

him as well--a choice between Deidamia and Patroklus.

Recommended for Readers and Fans of...

Dynasty; I, Claudius, Frank Miller's 300, Gladiator, Ben-Hur and

Homer'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 action

because she doesn't even know she's an agent.

Heck, she doesn't even look like their agent.

She was hailed as a success…that was until…the genetic trigger that

enables her to switch personas began to break down. Now she can switch

forms more or less on her own. And now she's a threat to the security

of 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 bad

thing is she knows where these voices are coming from…herself! And she

just won't shut up!

As for the Mary side of things…well, she is on the run full tilt from

Athena Inc. and has picked up some help from a very unlikely source,

Randall Horne, the only recently ex-head of research at Athena Inc. But

can one old man really tip the scales of fate in her favor versus other

highly 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

BASTARD SAMURAI #3
(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 on

Jiro, a killer at the top of his class at the KoZu sword school. The

underground training camp in midtown takes in orphans and twists them

into Bushido warriors used by the Yakuza in death matches staged across

the city rooftops where Japanese businessmen gamble heavily on the

always-fatal outcome.

This Issue


Jiro faces off against his Master in a Japanese cemetery. Can Jiro match

the skills of the man that taught him how to kill? Between master and

student, who is the real Samurai? And where the hell is Toshi? All

questions 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 Bullets

BASTARD SAMURAIN T-SHIRT

See the Graphiti Designs section in this catalog for details.

Copyright


Bastard Samurai is a ™ and Mike Oeming and Kelsey Shannon, 2002. All

right reserved

BATTLE OF THE PLANETS #2
(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 highly

trained teenagers who keep the world safe from all manner of evil

threats! Using an array of advanced weapons and even-more-advanced

vehicles, the team best known for their 1970's cartoon series is set to

be 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 has

begun, and only the super-team known as G-Force stands between the

forces of evil and our planet's utter destruction. Can Mark, Jason,

Keyop, Tiny and Princess defeat Zoltar and the soldiers of Spectra? Buy

this 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.

DEFIANCE #4
(W) Douglass Barr


(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 and

terror.

2. Nothing else, for all eternity.

So, it's up to Cleo and Lym, two hell-born agents of Satan's rival, to

keep Ivan alive long enough to get his job done. The only problem? Ivan

doesn't even remember the message he was sent back to earth to

deliver...

This Issue


"The Messenger" Part Four of Four

Li'l Cleo couldn't save Ivan... can the original Cleo do any better? She

and Lym finally find the Messenger, but so does Mayor Lowe Thibodeaux

and his unwelcome mental roommate, the Devil. You just know things

aren't going to end well when all your characters meet for the first

time and proceed to start shedding their skin and exploding and stuff.

The first act of DEFIANCE comes to a shattering conclusion with this

issue!

Recommended for Readers and Fans of...Midnight Nation, Red Star, Dark

Minds, 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.

G.I. JOE #9
(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 special

mission force. It's purpose: to defend freedom against COBRA, a

ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world.

This Issue


This is it! The issue you've been waiting for. The world's two baddest

ninjas go head to

head in an Arashikage battle royal! Snake-Eyes. Storm Shadow. That's

all 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 a

team of near-super villains, and a great nostalgia kick to boot. For

fans of Crouching Tiger, Twenty-Four, Metal Gear, or the old G.I. Joe

comics 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 trained

special mission force. It's purpose: to defend freedom against COBRA, a

ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world.

This Issue


The last of the G.I .Joe sourcebook volumes is here! Find out

everything you ever wanted to know about Joe and Cobra vehicles,

gadgets, and equipment. Want to know the layout of Zartan's Everglades

compound? What's the Joe wrist-com all about? That and more are in

Battle Files #3.

Recommended for Readers and Fans of...

This book is for all the source book aficionados out there. Also, fans

of the regular Joe series, and the old Order of Battle comics will want

to 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 and

dirty secrets. While Spawn highlights a battle between the dark and the

light, Hellspawn is struggling mightily to keep the blackness at bay.

This book is the stripped-down ugly essence of Todd McFarlane's

Hell-born creation.

This Issue


"Hellworld Part 4, the Conclusion"

The heart of man is the place the Devil's in: I feel sometimes a hell

within myself.

All of Hellworld will stagger at the power of a Hellspawn out of

control! What was illusion is now terrifyingly indisputable and the

she-demon seducer Hel will come face to face with Spawn on his own

terms. The lies are put aside and Spawn will confront the inhabitants of

a thousands pits of Hell to rescue one innocent girl whose life he put

in 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.

HOLY TERROR #1
(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, and

they turn out to be nightmares. Take, for example, Max Brody. He's a guy

struggling to live up to his father's legend and make a name for himself

in 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 a

man to risk his very soul?

This Issue


What is the bizarre connection between ancient Aztec curses and the

world of professional wrestling? Find out, as wrestler Max Brody dons a

mysterious black mask and takes on the persona of the Holy Terror. Join

us as Max discovers that real battles have no scripted outcome, and

glory 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, and

John Carpenter movies.

Copyright


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

LIBERTY MEADOWS #27
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 everything

and anything can happen.

This Issue


Brandy goes to her first comic book convention with the boys to meet

various comic celebrities and...disaster. Ralph, the midget circus bear,

prepares to reclaim the world record as the fastest airborne animal

with 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. One

of the world's most popular and highly anticipated action figures lines,

Series 5 expands the boundaries of what's considered a "maniac" with the

most 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 the

finest hitting, pitching and fielding players in Major League Baseball.

Each action figure comes complete with official team uniform, equipment

and 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 increased

set size, from six players to eight. And what a group of eight. This

series includes several of the most highly requested athletes, all in

action 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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MICRONAUTS #2
(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... until

now. The realm of the MICRONAUTS - a place ruled by evil tyrant, Baron

Karza, whose scientific marvels offer his people immortality, at the

cost of their humanity. When unsuspecting, Ryan Archer is thrown into

their world, we find that not only are things about to change, but Ryan

will have much to do with it.

This Issue


Meet Persephone. In a fantastic, cold and metallic, science fiction

landscape, she's the most beautiful woman stranded and incarcerated

Earthman Ryan Archer has ever laid eyes upon. But is she friend or foe?

Meanwhile, we learn from the warrior Acroyear, the details of Baron

Karza's malicious rise to power and how he became the powermad dictator

that 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.

POWERS #24
(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. Flamboyant

villains attempt daring daylight robberies. God-like alien creatures

clash in epic battle over the nighttime sky. And on the dirty city

streets below, Homicide Detective Christian Walker does his job.

Walker is teamed up with spunky rookie Detective Deena Pilgrim to

investigate murders specific to superhero cases - investigations that

take them from the seediest underbelly a city has to offer, to the

gleaming towers that are home to immortal beings.

This Issue


"Anarchy" Part Four

Its anarchy in the streets!! The public has turned against its

superheroes and the bodies are piling up. Will the superheroes turn on

the 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.

POWERS TP VOL III: LITTLE DEATHS
(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 line

in Image central history is here by overwhelming demand.

A selection of Powers most intriguing and salacious stories published to

date. Plus an explosive gathering of some of the most hard to find

Powers material.

GROUPIES- A superhero sex scandal like you have never seen before. When

one of the biggest horndog's in the history of superheroes is found dead

in 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 himself

onto a research ride-along with the stars of Powers and wouldn't you

know it, things turn terribly wrong right away! Find out why this long

out of print story, originally seen in Powers #7, is our number one

requested reprint.

PLUS:


The very first reprinting of the entire POWERS WIZARD EDITION, plus the

complete, 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 collaboration

between BENDIS and OEMING.

Plus:

A dazzling Mike Oeming sketchbook, a cover gallery, an in-depth

interview 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.

REX MUNDI #0
(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 still

rule Europe, and the Holy Inquisition maintains order with an iron fist.

Far from prying eyes, sorcerers practice magical arts rumored to have

been founded in Biblical times. Amidst this setting, thunderheads of a

cataclysmic war are gathering…

This Issue


A dark secret threatens the life of father Gerard Marin, a Catholic

priest with a checkered past. Fearing the torture chambers of the

Inquisition, Marin turns to his only friend, Master Physician, Julien Saunire.

Saunire uncovers a mystery that stretches from the slums of present-day

France to the walls of Jerusalem during the darkest days of the

Crusades. At the center of the mystery is a secret someone is willing

to 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.

RISING STARS #21
(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 crashed

into their hometown before they were born. Rising Stars is the story of

the lives and times of these "Specials," following their victories,

their defeats, and their struggles - both with the world at large and

within their own ranks.

This Issue


The government has developed a weapon capable of destroying the

Specials, causing them to go into hiding. Will the government be able to

systematically hunt them down and destroy them as it did to Pyre? And

with the Specials hidden, what will happen to the order they put in

place? Find out as J. Michael Straczynski's epic masterpiece heads

toward 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.

RISING STARS POSTER - POET
(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 Rising

Stars #17 is now available as a full size poster! One of the most

profound Rising Stars images from the series, this great poster is sure

to please any fan of the ground breaking series!!

RISING STARS TPB: VISITATIONS
(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 on

some of J. Michael Straczynski's most sought after Rising Stars stories.

Including the rare zero issue with an additional 6 page story

illustrated by Gary Frank, the limited 1/2 issue, and the very FIRST

Rising Stars Preview issue, this incredible collection showcasing

several unique tales of the Specials is not to be missed! Plus, with

added sketches and an all new cover by Brent Anderson, this great

collection 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. All

rights reserved.

SAVAGE DRAGON #102
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 make

the world a better place, his son Malcolm Eugene Jackson Dragon takes up

the fight in his own way!

This Issue


Savage Dragon faces the most disturbing foe he's ever faced, the

villainous Afterbirth! It's Child Warfare in the inimitable Image

fashion! Who says child abuse can't be wholesome entertainment fit for

the whole family? (Okay, that's stretching it--It won't be pretty).

Meanwhile, Savage Dragon's son, Malcolm Eugene Jackson Dragon continues

his quest to free his captive friends from the clutches of an evil

organization hell bent on World Domination. Savage Dragon comes with our

Highest 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 most

effective assassin, was mercilessly executed by his own men. Resurrected

from the ashes of his own grave in a flawed agreement with the powers of

darkness, Simmons is reborn as a creature from the depths of Hell.

Disfigured, homeless and alone, this warrior now known as Spawn wanders

the shadowy alleys of New York City in search of his past life.

This Issue


"Wake Up Dreaming, Part I"

While crossing the middle of America, Spawn finds himself in a small

town called Bliss, a town which seems to be populated entirely by key

people from his past. Is it a trick? A dream? Some secret pocket of

Hell? If they know, the townspeople of Bliss aren't telling. While

shadows of the past and shades of a dark future are gathering on the

horizon, Spawn is forced to question everything he once believed about

himself … 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: The

Dark Ages tells the story of the Hellspawn in a medieval setting. This

Spawn began life as Lord Covenant only to be reborn as Hell's Black

Knight. 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 Dark

Ages issues further chronicles Lord Covenant and his rebirth as a

Hellspawn. Set in the dank, violent world of post-Crusades Europe,

issues 9 through 14 comprise the Child's Crusade story arc, detailing a

tremendous and violent battle between two forces, one of which is aided

by the Hellspawn.

SUPERPATRIOT: AMERICA'S FIGHTING FORCE #2
(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 evil

since World War II. His illustrious career has had many pitfalls and

triumphs over the many years of his activity. In the early '90s it

seemed that career had come to an end, his arms and legs missing, the

result of a deadly battle with Chicago's notorious criminal

organization, the Vicious Circle. His broken body was rebuilt into the

ultimate killing machine. More machine than man, Johnny found himself

pawn of criminals and the government. In control of his life at last he

tries to pick up the pieces and regain some semblance of the life he

knew.

This Issue


The Pulse pounding patriotic pandemonium continues! Our star spangled

hero teams up with his long lost son to thwart the nefarious schemes of

Hydro, an organization hell bent on returning man to it's water

breathing roots, no matter what the cost! Meanwhile, his old Nazi

sparring partner from World War II, Baron Blitzkrieg, continues his

plans to rid the world of SuperPatriot once and for all. This issue

also features the return of one of SuperPatriot's oldest foes, thought

dead, but now more deadly than ever! You gotta see this one to believe

it! Brought to you by the swingin' Indy sensations Robert Kirkman and

Cory Walker

Recommended for Readers and Fans of...

Savage Dragon, Captain America, G.I. Joe, war movies, baseball and apple

pie... yes, apple frickin' pie.

Copyright


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

TOMB RAIDER vs. DARKNESS SPECIAL
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 time

for those of you who may have missed out on obtaining this incredible

issue. Tomb Raider and the Darkness meet for the FIRST time right here

and the outcome isn't what you'd expect!! With art by Billy Tan and

colors by Steve Firchow, this is one exclusive you'll want to get your

hands on!

Quantities are limited.


Allocations may occur.

TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #6
(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 a

lifetime, out to track down the Spanish Armada of 1550. Journeys is a

twelve-issue adventure spanning the seven seas, full of swashbuckling

adventure like you've never seen!

This Issue


The events on the eve of Lara's high school reunion are just beginning

to heat up. Offered a ride back to 10 Downing Street by her former

schoolmate-turned-Prime Minister, Lara is given the assignment of a

lifetime. As Lara ponders taking this job, a bizarre assortment of

supernatural and unexpected guests show up to persuade her to take the

job. Some of the

ghostly 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 Eidos

Interactive 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 incredible

exclusive Tomb Raider cover is a must for any Lara Croft fan! Quantites

are 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 of

Universe is now available for the first time!! A Top Cow Select

Exclusive, this incredible cover by Dale Keown features the Rapture as

only Dale can draw it, and is complimented by a speckle foiled logo!!

One of the hottest covers of last year, our quantities are limited so

make 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 menaces

unlike any she knew existed before. Will she control the Witchblade, or

will it control her body and soul?

This Issue


Tensions mount between Sara Pezzini and Joe Siry as new questions emerge

about Siry's involvement in Sara's father's death. And just what does

all of that have to do with the Witchblade? The shocking answer begins

to 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 Top

Cow Productions Inc. All rights reserved.

WORLD CLASS COMICS #1
(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 of

comics history with five great stories from the twilight of the GOLDEN

AGE and the beginning of the SILVER AGE with this all new edition of

WORLD CLASS COMICS.

This Issue


DR STELLAR faces both Professor Panic and a giant comet on a collision

course with Earth.

Only SPEED QUEEN can stop a maniac from using stolen uranium to commit

crimes via telephone.

The HUMAN SUB leads an expedition to a fabled shipwreck where they

discover an angry amphibious dinosaur that may have sunk the Goliath in

the 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 or

to 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

Copyright


World Class Comics is ™ and Gary Carlson 2002. All rights reserved.

 
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