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Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

AGE OF BRONZE #15
by Eric Shanower


BW 24pp $3.50 Ongoing quarterly series


In stores the week of November 6th.

The Concept



Age of Bronze presents the ancient and thrilling tradition of the world-famous Trojan War's freshly retold for the 21st century. All the drama of the time-honored story unfolds before your eyes, all the familiar people and events - 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


Sacrifice Part 6


At last the summons goes out from High King Agamemnon for the great army

to reassemble to attack the city of Troy. But after all the death and

disaster of the first expedition, many of the kings don't want to try

again. Meanwhile, Kalchas, the Trojan seer, pleads for the life of his

daughter, and a wild and very smelly beggar threatens to kill

Agamemnon's newborn son, Orestes, unless Agamemnon produces Achilles

immediately.

Recommended for readers and fans of


Dynasty; I, Claudius, Frank Miller's 300, Jason Lutes's Berlin, Gladiator, Ben-Hur, The King Must Die by Mary Renault, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and Virgil's Aeneid

Copyright


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

ATHENA INC. AGENTS ROSTER #1
(W) Brian Haberlin


(I) Jay Anacleto


Cover by Jay Anacleto


FC 48pp $5.95 One shot special


In stores the week of November 6th.

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 is now she's a threat to the security of Athena Inc. and must be dealt with.

This Issue


Following on the success of the regular ATHENA INC. series comes ATHENA

INC. AGENTS ROSTER #1. Join us in an exploration of agents that exist

now in the agency and those to come. The most stunning JAY ANACLETO art

yet combined with entertaining stories about the agents told in a new

and exciting fashion. A book not to be missed by fans of Anacleto and of

great comic illustration.

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.

DEFIANCE #5
(W) Douglass Barr


(A) Kano Kang and Zack Suh

(Cover) Kano Kang and Zack Suh


FC 32pp $2.95 Bimonthly ongoing series.


In stores the week of November 13th.

The Concept


Ivan's got a message from Hell: Satan's coming to earth, and he's not

paying attention to traffic lights or pedestrians. There's only one

person who can stop the Devil from bringing Hell to Earth... and it's

not necessarily who you think! Before this story is out, three choices

will be made, and three fates sealed. Oh, and this time we promise...

scrambled eggs will be eaten.

This Issue


BEGINNING A NEW STORY ARC!


"The Scabbard" - Part One of Four

Now that Ivan's got his message through, there's only one more thing to

do... find the one person who can do something with the information...

and the sword that comes with it.

Together with rebel hellion Cleo, Ivan needs to find the hidden daughter

of the Devil before her twin brother finds him. Oh, and we do some more

horrible things to the bald guy, too. Can't forget that.

Recommended for readers and fans of


Hellboy, Red Star, Savage Dragon, "terrific jumping-on points," mouthing

off to one's elders and Victorian romantic poet Christina Rossetti.

Copyright


Defiance is ™ and Powerhouse Entertainment, 2002. All rights reserved.

G.I. JOE #12
(W) Josh Blaylock


(A) Kevin Sharpe


(I) John Larter


(Cover) Joe Benitez


FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series


In stores the week of November 13th.

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


Everything comes to a head, and it's Action Action Action! It's hard

enough for G.I.JOE to stop the renegade Battle Android Trooper (BAT),

but will the DREADNOKS and the ALLEY VIPERS be too much for our favorite

task force to handle? Of course not, but it'll be fun to watch them

take the bad guys out.

Recommended for readers and fans of

G.I.JOE cartoon and comic fans of old, Vin Diesel's Triple X, Tom

Clancy's Rainbow Six, Bourne Identity, Sum of All Fears, and Kung-Fu flicks.

Copyright


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

G.I. JOE: FRONTLINE #2
(W) Larry Hama


(A) Dan Jurgens


(I) Bob Layton


(Cover) Dave Dorman


FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series


In stores the week of November 6th.

The Concept


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, is full of action action action.

This Issue


The G.I.Joe flash back story continues! As the Joes attempt one FINAL

mission to deliver a top secret weapon in Downtown Manhattan, DESTRO

arrives to stop them. Cobra wants the new technology the Joes have, and

will stop at nothing to get it! This fast-paced high action story is by

none other than G.I.Joe godfather LARRY HAMA.

Recommended for readers and fans of


G.I.JOE cartoon and comic fans of old, Vin Diesel's Triple X, Tom

Clancy's Rainbow Six, Bourne Identity, Sum of All Fears, and Kung-Fu flicks

Copyright


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

GOLDFISH: THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY HARDBACK COLLECTION
by Brian Michael Bendis


BW 272pp $49.95 Hardcover graphic novel.


In stores the week of November 20th.

The Concept


Before Powers, before Alias, before Ultimate Spider-Man was the award

winning crime graphic novel that put Brian Michael Bendis on the map. To

celebrate Goldfish's tenth anniversary Image is releasing this limited

edition hardback collection.

Goldfish is the story of an enigmatic grifter with a heart of gold, who

returns to his old haunts to find his old flame, Lauren, practically

running the city's underbelly, and his oldest friend and ex-partner in

crime, Izzy, a police detective.

But GOLDFISH has come back for one reason and one reason only, for his son.

This high quality hardback collection features the entire graphic novel,

high grade paper stock, a GOLDFISH prose story written by Bendis, a

retrospective look at the creation of the novel, and an introduction by

Matt Wagner (Grendel, Mage.)

This edition is limited to its one time initial orders and is the only

place to get this long sold out crime series. An essential buy for the

your comic book library.

NOTE: This graphic novel matches the format of the Torso hardback

definitive collection. A beautiful set for the Bendis collection.

Recommended for readers and fans of


Jinx, Torso, 100 Bullets, Alias, Ultimate Spider-Man, and Daredevil.

Copyright


Goldfish is ™ and 2002 jinxworld. inc, 2002. All right reserved.

GUARDIAN ANGEL #4
(W) Jonathan Peterson


(A) Aron Wiesenfeld


(I) Kevin Conrad


(Cover) Aron Wiesenfeld


FC 32pp $2.95 Four issue finite series.


In stores the week of November 13th.

The Concept


Years ago, Christian Angelos, last of the warrior Archangels,

mysteriously disappeared. Now the forces of Hell are assembling and

Heaven desperately needs its agent. Unfortunately, Angelos has

resurfaced, only this time as a Hollywood star with no memory of his

prior life. Worse, his enchanted lance -- the only weapon capable of

killing archdemon Daemon Malecent is missing. It's time for GUARDIAN

ANGEL, Heaven's last line of defense, to rediscover his mission and

battle again!

This Issue


The critically acclaimed epic that's taking the comic world by storm

reaches its all-action finale! Held prisoner by Daemon Malecent,

Christian Angelos finally remembers the missing piece of his lost memory

and fights to recovers his enchanted lance. This issue is literally Hell

on Earth as one heroic angel must turn back an entire legion of the

Underworld as they invade our world. With an action ending beyond

belief, you don't dare miss this comic!

Recommended for readers and fans of


Raiders of the Lost Ark, comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and lovers of

good old fashioned fun!

Copyright


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

HELLSPAWN #19
Todd McFarlane Productions


(W) Steve Niles


(A) Ben Templesmith


(Cover) Ben Templesmith


FC 32pp $2.50 Ongoing monthly series.


In stores the week of November 20th.

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


"The Killing Hand, Part 3"

The dead keep coming back and they have murder on their minds when an

old nemesis of the Hellspawn slips from the grips of Hell. No power

hell-born or natural -- can stop this killer. Spawn will have to use his

wits and his instincts to defeat this demented psychopath before the

streets are littered with the bodies of the innocent. This is the final

showdown and someone is going to die.

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.

IMAGE 10TH ANNIVERSARY LINE
McFarlane Toys


Item # 80610


2002 is the 10th anniversary of Image Comics. To celebrate this

milestone, several of the Image founders got together and decided it

would be cool for McFarlane Toys to release a series of action figures

of four of the original Image Comics heroes. Thus, the 10th Anniversary

Line was born and sculpted with a mix of comic artwork reference and our

sculptors' fine-honed sense of detail.


* Spawn


* Savage Dragon


* Shadowhawk


* Ripclaw


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


Please inquire about pricing.


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Comic shop exclusive

KABUKI: SCARAB #1-8 OFFERED AGAIN
(W) David Mack


(A) Rick Mays


BW 32pp $2.95 each


Fans of David Mack's Kabuki take note: If you are looking for the

Scarab series in periodical form, this is your last chance to get them.

Stock on most of the issues to this series is close to being sold out.

We're offering the remaining of these books for one

final time.

Kabuki: Scarab picks up right where KABUKI: METAMORPHOSIS left off, and

answers all the mysteries left dangling from that series. And SCARAB is

still a SELF CONTAINED story, so even new readers can start with it.

KABUKI: THE GHOST PLAY
(W/A) David Mack


Cover by David Mack


FC 32pp $2.95 One-shot special


In stores the week of November 13th.

This Issue


A brand new full issue length Kabuki story painted by David Mack. This

is the newest Kabuki art fully painted by David Mack. Previously only

available as a bonus in the new Dreams HC collection, we are making this

story available to readers who are looking for the new story in single

issue format.

BONUS FEATURE:


Also included in this book is an in depth interview with David Mack

about his new upcoming painted Kabuki series. Featuring a brand new

fully painted cover by David Mack.

Recommended for readers and fans of


David Mack's Daredevil, Elektra Assassin, Sandman, Blade of the

Immortal, and fine art.

Copyright


Kabuki is ™ and David Mack, 2002. All right reserved.

LADY PENDRAGON SPECIAL
(W) Matt Hawkins, John Stinsman


(A) John Stinsman, Michael Turner, Marc Silvestri and more!

(Cover) painted cover by Star Wars and Indiana Jones movie poster

painter Drew Struzan.


FC 64pp $7.95 Prestige format one-shot


In stores the week of November 27th.

This Issue


Celebrating Lady Pendragon's launch in November '98, Image Comics

presents the first original Lady Pendragon story in over two years.

Sci-Fi, fantasy, action and adventure rolled into one as Jennifer Drake,

Merlin, Guinevere and the cast of the original series return for a

special story that may change the mythology forever. Morgan Le Fey and

Mordred return in a story that tears the temporal plane asunder. A

spring-board for a new Lady Pendragon series that will be launching in

2003, the woman who freed Excalibur in the modern age returns to unleash

a whole new Dark Age upon us all.

Recommended for readers and fans of


Excalibur, Braveheart, Matrix, Star Wars and Camelot 3000.

Copyright


Lady Pendragon is ™ and Matt Hawkins, 2002.

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1
(W) Val Staples


(A) Emiliano Santalucia


(I) Marco Failla


FC 32pp $2.95 Four issue finite series.


Cover A by Emiliano Santalucia


Cover B by J. Scott Campbell


Cover C by Earl Norem


In stores the week of November 27th.

The Concept


In a realm where sorcery meets science, The Masters of the Universe set

forth to protect all of Eternia from the evil onslaught of Skeletor and

his evil forces. It's an epic tale of good versus evil, where there is

new danger and suspense at every turn. The story we all loved from the

80's is reborn and relaunched for a new era.

This Issue


Skeletor continues his struggle in obtaining the secrets of Castle

Grayskull. However, new danger looms when a sinister plot is devised by

other evil forces. And it all centers around an object in the

possession of the least likely candidate. Will the heroic warriors of

Eternia discover the truth before the forces of evil hatch their plans?

Recommended for readers and fans of


G.I. Joe, Transformers, and basically all science fiction and fantasy

comics and movies.

Copyright


Masters of the Universe is ™ and Mattel, Inc 2002. All rights reserved.

MCFARLANE'S SPORTS PICKS: BASKETBALL SERIES 2
McFarlane Toys


Item # 70410


McFarlane Toys put the ball in play with our first series of NBA action

figures. Now we're backdoor cutting and waiting to throw down the lob

pass. Our second series of NBA superstars features an increased set size

from six players to nine. What hasn't changed is our stunning attention

to detail. Each figure comes in official team uniform and base.


* Antawn Jamison


* Kwame Brown


* Elton Brand


* Shaquille O'Neal


* John Stockton


* Dirk Nowitzki


* Steve Francis


* Ray Allen


* Tracy McGrady


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


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MUTANT EARTH #4
(W) Stan Winston and Francis Takenaga


(I) Philip (Taleweaver) Tan


Cover A by Simon Bisley


Cover B by Philip Tan


Back cover both issues Jay Anacleto


FC 32pp $2.95 Bi-Monthly four issue finite series.


In stores the week of September 20th.

Retailers: Please see order form for incentive program.

Incentive:


For every 50 copies sold, retailers will receive one limited

editionMutant Earth action figure autographed by Academy Award winner

Stan Wintson.

The Concept


Trakk came into a world bathed in blood. He travels the scorched

remains of the earth to find the Helmet of Kyldran, rumored to hold the

very balance between good and evil. Others -- some not of this world --

seek its awesome power as well. On this ruined planet, hope is the most

precious gift of all, and a timeless warrior can only be saved by the

subtleties of his own humanity.

This Issue


The veil of mystery surrounding the Helmet of Kyldran grows ever darker

as Vaquoul and Gallowz's minions scramble to uncover its awesome,

legendary might. But the task is not as easy as it once was, for the

human resistance has found their deliverer. All their hopes and their

dreams for a peaceful world now rest in the violent maelstrom that rages

within Trakk. Can one man truly alter the course of destiny? The

answer will come at the explosive conclusion to Stan Winston's wildly

popular first foray into comics. Old debts will be paid…and future

adventures will be made in this finale to Trakk's first mini series.

Bonus Feature: Realm of the Claw- Louden Harrison is a man who has it

all…or so he once thought. The powerful Sabyr has thrown down the

gauntlet in the Realm, but his rampage won't be without challenge if the

beautiful Kaela has anything to say about it. This is the final

pre-series episode before the Claw comes to you as its own, full-fledged title!

Recommended for readers and fans of


Science Fiction, Mad Max, Star Wars, Clint Eastwood Westerns, and Lord of the Rings.

Copyright


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

NOBLE CAUSES: FAMILY SECRETS #2
(W) Jay Faerber


(P) Ian Richardson & Matt Wendt


(I) John Wycough & Ed Herrera


Cover A by Mike Avon Oeming


Cover B by Steve Lieber


FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly, four-issue finite series.


In stores the week of November 6th.

The Concept


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.

This Issue


Following Liz's public relations faux pas, Gaia scrambles to do some

quick spin control, while Rusty tries to find the source of the

information leak ... with his fists. Meanwhile, Doc lets his guard down

in front of Liz, and Frost gets some leverage to use against Gaia in his

quest to learn who his father is.

Newcomer Matt Wendt pencils the back-up story, which chronicles

Krennick's infatuation with Zephyr.

Recommended for readers and fans of


X-Force, The Ultimates, Powers, Astro City, and soap operas.

Copyright


Noble Causes is ™ and Jay Faerber, 2002. All right reserved.

PARADIGM #3
(W) Matthew Cashel


(P) Jeremy Haun


(I) Jeremy Haun


(Cover) Jeremy Haun


BW 40pp $3.50 Ongoing monthly series.


In stores the week of November 6th.

The Concept


A soap-opera charting the final generation of mankind where every scene

counts and the status-quo of times past is forgotten. A comic-series

that allows the everyday to take the forefront of gonzo world-changing

events. An epic tale of an ensemble cast that attempt to remember the

past in a new world where passions, under-city dwellers, trolls,

fairies, conspiracies, and talking cats thrive. Paradigm is an experiment-in-progress.

This Issue


A dizzying journey through a)drunken conversations concerning God,

cheating girlfriends and frat parties, b)seedy alleyways, and c)the

seamy underworld known only as the metro. IN this issue: Andrew Dreiser

attempts to save the world. Chris Howells discusses "private matters".

And Zeke Moore loses his last cigarette. All this and the introduction

of true liberation.

Recommended for readers and fans of


The BBC, serial storytelling, Bill Bixby, pop culture, and the scene in "Fight Club" where Ed Norton is running through the city in his boxers.

Copyright


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

POWERS #26
(W) Brian Michael Bendis


(A) Mike Avon Oeming


FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series.


In stores the week of November 13th.

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

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

gleaming towers that are home to immortal beings.

From super hot and EISNER award winning team of Brian Michael Bendis

(Ultimate Spider-Man titles, Daredevil, Alias) and full color, art deco

comic artist Mike Avon Oeming (Bastard Samurai, Hammer of the Gods).

This Issue


THE SELLOUTS part 2


Walker and Deena go on a field trip to New York City to investigate the

dirty underside of one of the seventies classic super teams. Murder,

scandal, law suits, sex tapes, innuendo feed a decades long feud between

some of the world's greatest superheroes.

Brace yourselves! It is superheroes like you have NEVER seen them.

Recommended for readers and fans of


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

Copyright


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

SAVAGE DRAGON #105
by Erik Larsen


FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series.


In stores the week of November 27th.

The Concept


Former police officer Dragon fights to make the world a better place and

dang it that's a good thing. Who's going to argue with that? Heck, I'd

like a better world myself. One with more thick, creamy shakes!

This Issue


He has the power - the power to transform everything he touches to

chocolate! He's the Candyman and his power is more deadly than you'd

ever suspect (and fattening too, come to think of it). Our usual tangle

of action, romance, laffs and wacky hijinks. Dragon eats a hamburger! A

nice self-contained issue. A great jumping on place for new readers

Recommended for readers and fans of


Lee & Kirby's Fantastic Four, Calvin and Hobbes and Tom Strong. Comics where

the title characters actually show up for more than a few panels. Comics with

surprises galore. Comics with cool action and big laughs!

Copyright


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

SPAWN #128
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 November 27th.

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


"Loose Threads, Part II"

While Spawn tracks down a resurrected enemy through the tunnels beneath

New York, he is troubled by resurfacing memories of his past life as Al

Simmons. Could the secret behind these revelations be buried beneath a

top-secret government facility? Meanwhile, two government agents

question Wanda about why anyone would want to steal her late husband's

corpse from its grave.

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.

TECH JACKET #1
(W) Robert Kirkman


(J) E.J. Su


(C) Val Staples


(Cover) E.J. Su


FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly


In stores the week of November 20th.

The Concept


The Geldarians are a race of incredibly intelligent, yet physically weak

and fragile beings. To compensate for their frailty they have invented

the "Tech Jacket," a vest that every Geldarian is equipped with upon

birth. Each jacket grows and matures with its host, specializing in

tasks that the host will find most useful. A fully developed Tech

Jacket is considered to be one of the most powerful weapons in the

universe. Zack Thompson, through an event of sheer chance, has come to

possess a Tech Jacket of his own. Now it appears that the fate of the

entire universe rests on his shoulders as he learns that with infinite

power comes infinite responsibility.

This Issue


ORIGIN ISSUE! In the far reaches of space, past any regions known to

man, a war rages on. The Geldarians, a peaceful race, have been

defending their home world against the violent and savage Kresh for

nearly a millennium. When it begins to look as though neither side can

gain the upper hand, the Geldarians dispatch a scout team to search the

neighboring galaxies for civilizations that may aid them. Disaster

strikes and one of the scout ships is forced to crash land on earth.

When mild mannered teenager, Zack Thompson comes across the wreckage…

things really get interesting.

Recommended for readers and fans of


Science Fiction, Transformers, and Manga… not those cheesy American

comics that try to look like Manga… Manga.

Copyright


Tech Jacket ™ and Robert Kirkman & E.J. Su, 2002. All right reserved.

EVO #1
(W) Silvestri/Wohl (P) Marc Silvestri (I) Batt (C) Steve Firchow

An ancient evil has been unleashed that has already claimed the life of

Lara Croft and left NYPD detective Sara Pezzini desperately looking for

answers. All hope seems lost as the conclusion of the Endgame crossover

looks also like the end of mankind! But a new team has arrived on the

scene, from another place and time. They are EVO--and they could be

mankind's saviors--or our CONQUERORS! Hopefully they can make up their

minds before it's too late...for ALL OF US!


FC 32 pages $2.99 one-shot

BATTLE OF THE PLANETS #5
(W) Munier Sharrieff (P) Wilson Tortosa (C) Shane Law and Udon


When several prominent businessmen commit suicide in extremely violent

fashion, the police see these as open and shut cases--but Chief Andersen

doesn't and he dispatches the team to find out the mysterious connection

to Spectra. Meanwhile, while running a diagnostic test on the God

Phoenix, Tiny makes a startling discovery.


FC 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

BATTLE OF THE PLANETS #1: CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE COVER
(W) Munier Sharrieff (P) Wilson Tortosa (C) Shane Law and Udon


Battle of the Planets, the hit series of the summer made its smashing

debut at the Wizard World convention. To help commemorate this historic

event, a limited number of exclusive #1 issues were created and are now

made available for the first time!! With an illustration by series

artist Wilson Tortosa, this incredible exclusive will not last long.

Allocations may occur so make sure to pick yours up today!


FC 32 pages net $8.00 Please inquire about pricing.

WITCHBLADE #61
(W) David Wohl (P) Francis Manapul (I) Jason Gorder (C) Steve Firchow


Endgame may be over, but Sara's problems are just beginning as an old

nemesis returns that could prove more troublesome than Irons or

Nottingham or any other villain she's ever faced. That's right--her

sister Julie is back and that means TROUBLE!


FC 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #8 "MOKO"
(W) Fiona Avery (P) Manny Clark (I) Marlo Alquiza (C) Tyson Wengler


Lara's about to discover the hard way to the Underworld in Issue #8.

She meets up with a secret Maori tribe in New Zealand and convinces them

to allow her passage to the underworld in pursuit of the thief of the

Dream Spear. There's only one problem ... and that is with the passage

of time in the Maori world ... Lara finds it hard to account for any

chronology as visions, battles and strange rituals pour past like rapids

in a raging river. Will Lara Croft be able to master the dream time and

chase the thief of the Dream Spear? Cover by Dave Finch and Art Thibert!


FC 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

TOMB RAIDER: THE GREATEST TREASURE OF ALL PRELUDE
(W) Dan Jurgens Art by Joe Jusko


The wait is almost over for one of the most ambitious painted projects

in all of comics! But, you can get a small taste of what's to come in

this great Prelude Edition comic of the Greatest Treasure of All!!

Featuring a fully scripted portion of the complete story, this amazing

issue is sure to leave you clamoring for more!! Limited quantities are

available, allocations may occur.


FC 16 pages $4.99 one-shot special

DARKNESS #1
(W) Paul Jenkins (P) Dale Keown (C) Matt Milla


The wait for the return of the Darkness is over! Jackie Estacado is

back...but can't remember anything after the fire that took the life of

his Uncle, the Mafia boss, Frankie Francetti. As the rest of the

family waits to see if Jackie will take his Uncle's place, Jackie is

consumed by the things he can't quite remember...things that wait for

him in the deepest depths of the DARKNESS!!


FC 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

Retailers: Please see order form for incentive program

DARKNESS #1: EXCLUSIVE HOLOFOIL EDITION
(W) Paul Jenkins (P) Dale Keown (C) Matt Milla


Jackie is back!! To help celebrate the return of everyone's favorite

Darkness wielding hitman, Top Cow is releasing this exclusive Holofoil

Edition cover, featuring art by original series creator Marc Silvestri!!

Grab yours while you can!!


FC 32 pages $5.95 continuing series

THE DARKNESS TP VOL I: COMING OF AGE
(W) Garth Ennis (P) Marc Silvestri (I) BATT (C) Steve Firchow


Previously sold out, the first Darkness trade paperback returns with an

all new cover by series creator and artist Marc Silvestri! Compiling the

first 6 highly sought after issues of the acclaimed Darkness series,

fans can find out for themselves why Jackie is the most loved (and

hated) hitman around!! If you missed out on this great book the first

time, now's your chance to pick one up and find out what all the

excitement's about!!


FC 176 pages $14.99 TPB

TORTURED SOULS 12-INCH LUCIDQUE AND TALISAC
McFarlane Toys


Item # 90435 (Lucidique),


ITEM # 90434 (Talisac)


Clive Barker's Tortured Souls in 12-inch scale. These figures created

quite a stir when released in 6-inch scale in 2001. Now they're back,

double-sized and ready to wreak havoc on the unsuspecting.


* 12-inch Lucidique


* 12-inch Talisac


Please inquire about pricing.


Caut/4


Available to specialty retailers only

VIOLENT MESSIAHS: LAMENTING PAIN #2 of 4
(W) Joshua Dysart


(A) Tone Rodriguez


FC 32pp $2.95 Bimonthly, four issue finite series.


Cover A by Tone Rodriguez


Cover B by Christian Gossett (Alternate)


In stores the week of November 27th.

The Concept


Rankor Island is a carnival of social ills, a tilt-a-whirl of manic

violence, vigilante justice and police-corruption . . . the end harvest

of civilization. Through this madness staggers Lieutenant Cheri Major

and Detective Earnest Houston, two cops unwittingly on the verge of

discovering the unseen forces that imprison us all. VIOLENT MESSIAHS is

a sci-fi mystery, love story, about criminal politics, man's search for

individuality, and the nature of violence.

This Issue


Thrown too soon into a new investigation an unstable Lieutenant Cheri

Major is led into Scalpel's dimly lit world of control and submission.

Never more alone than now, our protagonist hangs bound in the dark,

Scalpel's prisoner. Here Cheri will learn that she and the mysterious

killer have something in common, an obsession with the now legendary

vigilante Citizen Pain. Fetish, isolation, mystery… Violent Messiahs.

Recommended for readers and fans of


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

Copyright


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

 
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