Image Comics Solicitations for product shipping March, 2003

Wed, December 25th, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

(W) Cyrus Voris & Ethan Reiff; Mark Paniccia & Michael Yanover

(A) Michael Avon Oeming; Tim Sale; Dave Johnson

(Cover) Tim Sale

FC 32pp $2.95 One-shot

In stores the week of March 5th.

The Concept

The origin of the Bulletproof Monk finally revealed! This prequel to the best selling comic book series goes back to the beginning. By following the tales of two of the original spiritual warriors as illustrated by Dave Johnson and told through the eyes of the street kid, Kar, we learn about the history and mythos of the mysterious BPM hero.

The first story, illustrated by Michael Avon Oeming, takes place in ancient Tibet in the midst of a Mongolian-Tibetan feud over the rightful holder of the Dalai Lama title. With the slaying of the current Dalai Lama, our hero takes on the Mongolian descendants of Genghis Kahn, in order to restore peace.

The second story, illustrated by Tim Sale, takes place in WWII Tokyo, where the BPM must face down evil Japanese imperialists who are gearing up for world domination while torturing both Chinese and Americans GI's.


Bulletproof Monk is Copyright and ™ 2003 Flypaper Press Inc. All rights reserved.

by Joeseph Michael Linsner

FC 32pp $2.95 One-shot

In stores the week of March 26th.

The Concept

Joseph Michael Linsner has done it again! Following the sellout success that was last year's Convention Sketchbook, Joe and Image have teamed up again for the DAWN: 2003 Convention Sketchbook. 32 glorious full-color pages of previously unpublished Dawn art that you won't find anywhere else - commission pieces and art done for conventions, plus a sneak peek at the upcoming mini-series DAWN: Three Tiers, due out Summer 2003.


DAWN is ™ and Joseph Michael Linsner 2003. All rights reserved.

Offered Again: Art of Joseph Michael Linser HC Edition

(W) Douglas Barre

(A) Kano Kang and Zack Suh

(Cover) Kano Kang and Zack Suh

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing Bimonthly series

In stores the week of March 12th.

The Concept

According to Ivan's nightmare vision, here's what we know: The Devil has

decided to finally lay claim to the Earth, and he's doing it by sending

his son to Earth in search of his old angelic flaming sword.

Unfortunately for Ivan, the sword is in his hands, and he's got to get

it to Satan's daughter instead. It's a race against Hell to claim the

power of Heaven... and before we cross the finish line, things are going

to get bad.

This Issue

"The Scabbard"

Since our first issue, we've been building up to this moment, one that

many readers feared might never happen... at long last, Ivan eats eggs.

Oh? What else is the issue about? As if that's not enough for you?

Fine. Mayor Thibodeaux embarks on a desperate plan. Dirge takes control

of Satan's earthly forces. Cleo faces off with Sipher, the Devil's

daughter. Oh, and that weird doll flashback from issue one happens

again. Happy now?


Defiance is ™ and Chimp Daddy Studios, 2003. All rights reserved.

Various artists

FC 24pp $1.00 One-Shot

In stores the week of March 19th.

The Concept

In 2003 Devil's Due Studios is plowing full steam ahead with a ton of

new projects from Image! This is your chance to get a glimpse of them

before they hit the shelves! See the first ever art from the new

VOLTRON, get the goods on G.I.Joe, Radiskull and Micronauts,and check

out Devil's Due's first creator-owned Image books featuring Josh

Blaylock's MISPLACED, Larry Hama and Pablo Raimondi's OXIDO, Lovebunny

and Mr. Hell, and the soon to be a hit, KORE. All for a BUCK! This has

worked very well for publishers in the past, and is a great way for

retailers to guage customers reactions to the new titles. Did we mention

it was only a buck?!

(W) Ross Richie and Keith Giffen

(P) Keith Giffen

(I) Dave Elliot

(Cover) Keith Giffen and Claude St. Aubin

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing Monthly series

In stores the week of March 19th.

The Concept

What if super-heroes had no code of honor? What if they lived to protect themselves alone? What if super-powers corrupted -- absolutely? An alien virus, destroyer of millions of worlds, infects a handful of souls who begin to form a new world order a dominion. Standing between them and the destruction of the planet is a band of ordinary people armed only with their wits, their courage, and the desperation to survive.

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Maybe we've got a chance. Yesterday, I saw someone kill one of them. He was massive, huge, like he was made of rocks. They dropped an 18 wheeler on him, then shot him with a bazooka. Once the creature was down, they slipped a grenade into his gullet and blew him up from the inside. We no longer have anywhere to run, but maybe now we've got someone who's willing to fight for us.


Dominion is ™ and Keith Giffen and Ross Richie, 2003. All rights reserved.

(W) Phil Hester

(A) Andy Kuhn

(C) Andy Kuhn

FC 32pp $2.95 Four issue finite series

In stores the week of March 5th.

The Concept

Divorce is tough for any teenager, but when your mother is a typical suburban soccer mom and your dad is a 300 foot tall, city trampling, battleship devouring monster things get even tougher. This is Duncan Rosenblatt's reality. His mom wants him to get into a good college, his dad wants him to go into the family business, namely conquering the earth and ascending to his rightful place as king of all monsters.

This Issue

Duncan's darkest nightmares become a reality when he is forced by his father to face another monster in savage combat. Are these brutal tests really meant to help him control his powers, as his father says, or to destroy his humanity? Back at home, the fragile relationships Duncan has forged with his fellow students are shattered by a shocking betrayal.


Firebreather is ™ and Phil Hester & Andy Kuhn, 2003. All right reserved.

G.I.JOE #16
(W) Josh Blaylock

(P) Badeaux

(I) John Larter

(Cover) Francis Manipul and Cory Hamscher

FC 32 pages $2.95 Ongoing Monthly series

In stores the week of March 19th.

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

As the new PIT base becomes operational, a team of Joes, including

Spirit and Cover Girl, are sent on a bizarre mission to track down a

missing child. Who is this kid and why is the government so interested

in him? And what does his disapperance have to do with the forces of

Cobra? It's a tale of urban espionage featuring some old favorites.

Also, a great jumping on point for new readers. This issue will have

MAJOR repurcutions for the storyline in upcoming issues.


Hasbro, it's logo, G.I. JOE, and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. 2002 Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved.

(W) Dan Jolly

(P) Drew Johnson & Tom Feister

(I) Ray Snyder

(Cover) Tony Harris

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of March 12th.

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

Icebound-Part two

Trapped inside an isolated arctic base, Duke, Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Frostbite, Lifeline and Airtight not only realize they're not alone, but also begin to understand the nature of the savage, genetically-corrupted creatures haunting the base's corridors. And just when they thought it couldn't get any weirder, a threat previously frozen starts to thaw... The sub-zero thrills continue in G.I. Joe: Icebound.


Hasbro, it's logo, G.I. JOE, and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. 2002 Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved.

by Jim Mahfood

BW 32pp $2.95 Four-issue finite series

In stores the week of March 12th.

The Concept

The Grrl Scouts are back! Cute, independent, and full of attitude, Gwen,

Daphne, and Rita are three girls doing what they have to do to survive

in big bad Freak City. Whether they're painting graffiti, skateboarding,

or just hanging out, the Grrls are the respected badasses of their

neighborhood. The Grrl Scouts comic book experience mixes fresh artwork,

underground hip-hop culture, witty dialogue and social satire into one

unique book. See the characters that helped put hot indy artist Jim

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Mahfood on the map!

This Issue

Daphne gets out of jail and must deal with the ramifications of her

street brawl from the last issue. Meanwhile, Rita links up with a mural

art crew in the city and tries to get her art thing going. Gwen is still

stuck working at the 99 cent store, but how long before she snaps and

seriously hurts somebody?


Grrl Scouts is ™ and copyright 2003 Jim Mahfood. All rights reserved.

(W) Michael Avon Oeming & Mark Obie Wheatley

(A) Michael Avon Oeming

(Cover) Michael Avon Oeming

FC 32pp $2.95 Three-issue finite monthly series

In stores the week of March 12th.

The Concept

Gods, Gods, Gods - the world has more Gods than you can shake a broadsword at! And all these Gods have their own territory. Odin, top God in Asgard, has wandered into China and has been trapped by Chinese Gods. The Gods of Asgard are too busy to help. Only the Viking, Modi can find Odin and set him free. But Modi can't touch a weapon, or he will lose his soul. This should be interesting.

This Issue

Is this the end for Modi? Will his quest to free Odin fail? Well what do you think? Modi is a continuing character and this wouldn't be much of an ending! But how will Modi prevail? Deep in the heart of China, trapped by a Chinese spirit, Modi faces his greatest challenge. And only legendary magic might set man and God free. SPECIAL FEATURE: Introducing the FRANKENSTEIN MOBSTER: Gangsters and Monsters, Guns and Ghosties!


HAMMER OF THE GODS is ™ Michael Avon Oeming and Michael Avon Oeming & Mark Obie Wheatley, 2003. All right reserved. FRANKENSTEIN MOBSTER is ™ and Mark Obie Wheatley, 2003. All rights reserved.

Todd McFarlane Productions

(W) by Steve Niles

(A) by Ben Templesmith

(Cover) by Ben Templesmith

FC 32 pages $2.50 Ongoing Monthly series

In stores the week of March 12th.


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

"Love Lost, Part 2"

A choice between a centuries-old soulmate and a young survivor of Hell leaves the Hellspawn's newly revived life in shambles. Clinging to his humanity, the Hellspawn must decide between the two. If he makes the wrong choice, all three will die.


Hellspawn is ™ and Todd McFarlane Productions, 2002. All right reserved.

(W) Robert Kirkman

(A) Cory Walker

(C) Bill Crabtree

(cover) Cory Walker & Bill Crabtree.

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing Monthly series

In stores the week of March 12th.

The Concept

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?

This Issue

Mark's father, Nolan decides that they need to spend some "quality time" together. They plan a day to patrol the globe together keeping the planet safe; the superhero equivalent of playing catch in the backyard. It doesn't take them long to find an otherworldly menace trying to claim earth as its prize. It's up to Mark and Nolan to defend our planet... luckily for us, this kind of thing is old hat for Nolan, now, if only Mark could stay out of his way. In other news, Mark quit his job at Burger Mart, and his mom makes pork chops for dinner... mmmmm, pork chops.


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

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KARZA #2 (of 4)
(W) Jim Krueger

(P) Steve Kurth

(I) Ray Snyder

(Cover) Angel Medina

FC 32 pp $2.95 Four-issue monthly finite series

In stores the week of March 5th.

The Concept

Ryan Archer faces the ultimate question as he must decide whether or not to kill Karza as a child. Meanwhile, the Time Traveler reveals the childhood of Karza, as he learns hard lessons in a hard world. As young Karza grows from slave to scientist, he gains all the tools necessary to become either a great savior or the greatest monster the universe has ever known. If Ryan doesn't stop him, thousands will die, but if he kills Karza, will he be destined to take his place?

This Issue

When Ryan Archer was abducted and transported to the world of the Micronauts, he witnessed Baron Karza's tyranny first hand. Now, with the help of the enigmatic TIME TRAVELLER, he will go on a journey through time and space, and learn how the megalomaniac became the monster he is today.


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) Val Staples

(A) Emiliano Santalucia

(I) Marco Failla

(Cover) Emiliano Santalucia

Cover A by Emilano Santalucia $2.95

Cover B by Drew Struzan $5.95 (featuring a wraparound card stock cover with foil stamping and spot varnish)

NOTE: Retailers, please see order form for incentive program.

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing Monthly series

In stores the week of March 19th.

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 re-launched for a new era.

This Issue

The heroic Masters wage a new battle against Skeletor's sinister plot to

take Grayskull for his own. But a terrible mishap produces unforeseen

results. What happens next will shock everyone across the face of

Eternia. This first issue to the regular series sets the stage for

something that no Master ever dreamed they would face.


Masters of the Universe is ™ and Mattel, Inc 2003. All rights reserved.

McFarlane Toys

Item # 70290

Spring is upon us and that means baseball … and baseball action figures. McFarlane Toys' fourth series of MLB action figures features a host of the Big League's hottest talent in exciting new action poses. Of course, our trademark detailing remains the same.

* Lance Berkman, Houston Astros right fielder, No. 17

* Erik Hinske, Toronto Blue Jays 3B, No. 11

* Trevor Hoffman, San Diego Padres pitcher, No. 51

* Matt Morris, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, No. 35

* Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners right fielder, No. 51

* Larry Walker, Colorado Rockies right fielder, No. 33

This item ships 12 per case.

No Guarantee of Mix. Please Inquire about Pricing.


(W) Dan Jolley

(P) Stefano Caselli

(I) Barb Shulz

(Cover) Stefano Caselli

FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly ongoing series

In stores the week of March 5th.

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


Dan Jolley (Obergeist, Dr. Strange) joins with guest penciler Stefano Caselli to tell the tale of the newly escaped Micronauts. Perfect jumping on point for the series. Hurtling across space and pursued by what seems like every bounty hunter in the galaxy, the 'Nauts make their way to a backwater planet. But will facing danger tear the already fragile alliance of the Micronauts apart? Meanwhile, Karza plots his biggest conquest ever....


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.

McFarlane Toys

Item # 17710

We've broken the Movie Maniacs mold for 2003. Based on the popularity of last year's Alien/Predator boxed set, Movie Maniacs 6 is comprised entirely of figures from the Alien and Predator films. The set features the Dog Alien (Alien 3), Warrior Alien (Alien 4) and two separate and

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distinct Predator figures from Predator 2.

* Dog Alien

* Warrior Alien

* Predator 2A

* Predator 2B

This item ships 12 per case.

No Guarantee of Mix. Please Inquire about Pricing.


Movie Maniacs 6 Deluxe Boxed Set
McFarlane Toys

Item # 17530

Once McFarlane Toys got the official Alien license, one of the first requests we received from fans was for the Alien Queen from Aliens. Wish granted. This Movie Maniacs 6 deluxe boxed set features the Queen Alien along with play action and a custom base.

* Alien Queen box

This item ships 6 per case. Price to be determined. Please Inquire about Pricing.


(W) Douglas Barre

(A) Jiro

(Cover) Jiro

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing Monthly series

In stores the week of March 5th.

The Concept

What if everything that anyone ever believed was true? The world is on the cusp of the twentieth century... but before it can embrace the future, it's got to deal with its mythic past... a past that is inexplicably returning to life.

Standing between legend and science is the Society for Cryptozoological Research: a wastrel of a lord, an inventor knight, a retired army colonel, a stage prestidigitator and a woman with the audacity to wear trousers. Together, they're the only hope of discovering the truth... if they don't run afoul of resurrected gods, the government of the British Empire and their own sordid pasts first!

This Issue

After a heated battle with a Finnish troll yields clues to the location of the fabled Labyrinth of Crete, the Mythstalkers set out to hunt the Minotaur. Unfortunately, the mysterious Ministry of Objective Sciences is determined to stop them from leaving the country... by any means available to the Crown! Don't give away the secret ending!


Mythstalkers is Douglass Barr, Jiro, and Quantum Color FX, 2003. All rights reserved.

(W) Matt Cashel

(P) Jeremy Haun

(I) Elizabeth Jacobson

BW 40pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of March 19th.

The Concept

"Coincidental Residue"

Another great jumping-on point!

A soap-opera charting the ups and downs of the final generation of

"mankind" where every scene counts and seemingly ambiguous truths are

finally understood. Paradigm is a comic series that allows the everyday

bar conversation and lovers' spat to take the fore-front of GONZO world

changing events.

An epic tale, a heroic quest, of an ensemble cast that attempts to

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

trolls, fairies, conspiracies, and parallel hopping detectives thrive.

Paradigm is an experiment in progress.

This Issue

A traveler from far away arrives in the city of Bogsdale carrying with

him an evil not intended for this world. At least that's what the dwarf

told him. Meanwhile, Ethan and his new cat find themselves on the

receiving end of sociopathic Dick's hand cannon, Rusty leaves the

restroom, and Summer discovers that "trust no one" is more than a catchy pop-phrase.


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

(W) Michael Avon Oeming

(A) Neil D. Vokes

BW 56pp $5.95 One Shot

In stores the week of March 19th.

The Concept

A city high upon its Victorian morals finds itself under siege by a crazed killer. Its loan protector, the Parliament of Justice and his partner, Gypsum are on the trail sworn to solve the mystery. In the end they will learn more about the killer, the city and themselves than they ever expected.

From the Eisner award winning series POWERS and the sold out BASTARD SAMURAI, artist Michael Avon Oeming writes for long time industry favorite Neil Vokes, best known for his work on Superman Adventures. Neil reinvents himself for a story many are sure to talk about. This is a self-contained ADULT story that is full of intrigue, sex and

violence and even a bit of social commentary. You'll never view a

vigilante or those that love them quite the same.


Parliament of Justice is Michael Oeming and Neil Vokes, 2003. All right reserved.

(W) Brian Michael Bendis

(A) Michael Avon Oeming

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of March 26th.

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. 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.'

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This Issue

The Sellouts: Part VI


Not everyone is going to survive the terrifying conclusion. This is the issue that changes Powers forever.

Walker and pilgrim are right in the middle of one of the most out of control Powers cases ever as a decades long feud between some of the world's greatest superheroes has sent the entire planet into utter chaos. Brace yourselves! It is superheroes like you have NEVER seen them..


Powers is ™ and 2003 Jinxworld Inc., 2003. All right reserved. Offered Again: Powers #15-20

PVP #1
by Scott Kurtz

(cover) Frank Cho

BW 32pp $2.95 Bimonthly ongoing series.

In stores the week of March 5th.

The Concept

The hit comic strip leaps from the world wide web into it's own Image Comic! Follow the staff of PvP Magazine on their daily routine of covering the world of pop-culture. No cow is too sacred, no reference too obscure. Discover what Wizard Magazine calls "The perfect satire."

This Issue

Meet Cole, Brent, Jade, Francis and Skull the troll on your first tour of the PvP offices. It's crunch-time and the staff is up against the wall. Unfortunately for editor-in-chief Cole Richards, today is the day that everything seems to be falling apart. Can he put out the fires and pull the staff together in time to make deadline?


PvP is ™ and Scott Kurtz. All rights reserved.

(W) Josh Blaylock and Tim Seeley

(P) Mike Norton

(I) Mike Norton

(Cover) Mike Norton

BW 32 pp $2.95 One Shot

In stores the week of March 26th.

The Concept

Deep below, in the depths of the underworld, lives the Radiskull, a giant, floating, Mohawk sporting skull, determined to kill EVERYONE and destroy EVERYTHING. If only he wasn't so distracted by anything shiny or tasty. His companion, Devil Doll, hopes to one day be just like him. Together they rampage, they rap, and they rock. It's just what they do. You TOO can now "Kick It" with these internet cartoon superstars in their new comic book series.

This Issue

A love-happy Devil Doll tries to convince Radiskull that what he needs

is a girlfriend.

What follows is the most twisted series of dating misadventures since the last episode of Elimidate, except much cooler. See Radiskull stick it to love and dating like only an angry disembodied skull with a mohawk could.


Radiskull and Devil Doll ™ and AtomShockwave, Inc., 2003. All right reserved. Under license to Devil's Due.

by Azad

BW 32 pp $2.95 Four-issue monthly finite series

In stores the week of March 26th.

The Concept

Samuel Little is one of the world's best catburglars. He's also one of

the unluckiest person's on the planet! His only saving grace is his

sidekick, Lucky: an over-protective black cat that appears to have

turned his misfortunes around...

...well, sort of.

Barely 2 weeks out of jail, Sammy breaks his parole to take a gig in sunny Acapulco. However, unforeseen circumstances leave Sammy stranded south of the border fighting for his life.

This Issue

Dawn of the NEARLY dead!

Sammy, now in the care of the fine staff of Acapulco General Hospital,

has to fend off not only bad food and bad TV, but also crooked doctors

trying to blackmail him for more money than he's ever seen in his life.

As good as dead, unless he takes matters into his own hands, Sammy's

grabs the reins and tries to figure out who is behind his recent woes, and WHY!


Sammy, Lucky and Sammy: Tourist Trap is ™ and Azad Injejikian, 2003. All right reserved.

By Erik Larsen

Backup by Erik Larsen and Mark Englert)

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of March 19th.

The Concept

Savage Dragon and his family and friends fight to make the world a better place. Savage Dragon! Smasher! Mighty Man! SuperPatriot! Battle Tank! Angel! The Liberty League! This one has it all!

This Issue

Danger in Dimension-X!!

Menaced by a creature that was hauled out of the Void, the Dragons family is in peril! Will they be able to thwart this new menace and save the day? All bets are off!

Plus it begins here! A NEW Mighty Man feature that will run IN ADDITION

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to a full length Savage Dragon tale! Written and inked by Erik Larsen

and pencilled by sensational newcomer Mark Englert. Mighty Man is sure

to be a big hit with young and old alike! Over 30 pages of comic book

goodness for the same low price! The biggest bargain in comics!


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

SPAWN #132
Todd McFarlane Productions

(W) Brian Holguin and Todd McFarlane

(P) Angel Medina

(I) Danny Miki

(Cover) Greg Capullo and Todd McFarlane

FC 32 pp $2.50 Ongoing Monthly Series

In stores the week of March 26th.


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.

Art shown is not the cover.

This Issue

"God is a Bullet, Part 2"

Disguised as a mercenary, Al Simmons has traveled to a remote European

nation to kill a brutal tyrant that he had helped place in power years

before. There, he encounters an old familiar face from his military

days, a friend who has fallen into dire trouble of his own. Will his

loyalty to an old friend sidetrack him from his sworn mission? Or will

Spawn's thirst for vengeance overcome any doubts he has?


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

(W) J.-M. & Randy Lofficier

(P) Manuel Garcia

(I) Eduardo Alpuente

Cover A Manuel Garcia

Cover B Formosa

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of March 26th.

The Concept

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.

This Issue

Homicron asks Starlock to assist the international organization CLASH

with the disposal of atomic, bacteriological and chemical weapons stored

in a space stationt, which finds itself attacked by the robotic army of

the power-mad scientist known as Astaroth. Meanwhile, on Earth, Tanka

enlists Futura's help, and attempts to rescue Jaleb from his comatose

state, for he knows the telepath holds the key to their ultimate victory

against an as yet unseen enemy.


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

(W) Robert Kirkman

(A) E.J. Su

(Cover) E.J. Su

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of March 12th.

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

Zack finds himself between a rock and a hard place when he is forced to

make one of the most difficult decisions of his life. Zack has been

taken captive by the Geldarians and is being taken back to their home

planet for trial and his inevitable execution. What will Zack do when

his transport is attacked by a platoon of Kresh soldiers; who have been

at war with the Geldarians for decades? Will he help his captors in a

fight for their lives or allow them to perish and in doing so, strand

himself in deep space with no way of getting home? Pick up the hottest

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new comic on the block to find out!


Tech Jacket ™ and Robert Kirkman & E.J. Su, 2003. All right reserved.

(W) Jay Faerber

(A) Jamal Igle

(Cover) Jamal Igle

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of March 5th.

The Concept

Enterprising young reporter Reggie Baxter has found the story of the

century in Joe Campbell, a superhuman immortal with a "Good Samaritan"

complex. Problem is, Joe wants to avoid the spotlight at all costs.

Undaunted, Reggie comes up with a compromise: Joe will create a

super-hero identity, and Reggie will document his activities. Now the

attention-starved Reggie and the publicity-shy Joe have to work together

to make this business venture succeed.

This Issue

When a sea monster attacks the Santa Monica Pier, Reggie sees the

perfect opportunity for Venture to grab another headline. But the battle

yields revelations about Joe's past... and Reggie's future.


Venture ™ and Jay Faerber and Jamal Igle, 2003. All right reserved.

(W) Joshua Dysart

(A) Tone Rodriguez

(I) Digital Chameleon

Cover A - Tone Rodriguez

Cover B Bill O'Neil

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

In stores the week of March 26th.

Retailers: See order form for incentive program.

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

The streets of Rankor Island erupt in riots and the murderer who carves the word "scalpel" into her victims remains at large. Cheri has received a nightmarish visit from the "Family". Her sanity shaken, she runs to the very person she's investigating, the dominatrix Ling Kawaguchi. Cheri is taken in… and strapped down. Will Cheri find, through bondage, the inner strength needed to survive the violent culmination of Scalpel's secret? Fetish, isolation, mystery… Violent Messiahs.


Violent Messiahs is ™ and Hurricane Ent., 2003. All right reserved.

(W) Kerri Hawkins (P) Eric Basaldua (I) John Livesay

There are creatures that walk the earth that are not like us. Powerful.

Immortal. They are perhaps the ones who inspired the legend of the

vampire. So why is the world not populated by these creatures? They

are predators, and their favorite prey is each other. The Change itself

is torturous, and few humans survive to become Young Ones. Some do.

This is their story.

FC 40 pages $3.99 One-shot Special

Darkness Vol II #3 - "You Only Live Twice"
(W) Paul Jenkins (P) Dale Keown (C) Matt Milla

Jackie find himself alone and without a purpose as his struggle for

control of the city hits a couple of hidden bumps in the road. He's

triumphed over adversity before, but you try persuading a thirty-year

Mob veteran that a twenty year-old guy should be running the show! To

make matters worse, the darkness is taking on a sinister new

manifestation and Jackie must now decide, will it continue to be an

asset or a hindrance? The answer may lie in the Darkness' hidden

agenda for Jackie....

FC 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

Battle of the Planets #8
(W) Munier Sharrieff (P) Wilson Tortosa (C) Udon and Shane Law

Feeling that Central West is firmly in his grasp, Zoltar leaves the

secret hidden Spectra base to claim the super city as his own. A

crippled G-Force must overcome incredible odds as they fight to survive

against angry mobs and Spectra soldiers on the streets of Central West.

Meanwhile Chief Anderson struggles to find a cure against Zoltar's virus

FC 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

Witchblade #63
(W) David Wohl (P) Francis Manapul (I) Jason Gorder (C) John Starr

Investigating a bizarre murder on Wall Street, Sara Pezzini realizes that powerful and extremely dangerous forces are afoot--ones that will require more than just keen detective work and the Witchblade. Sara needs the help of the mysterious and beautiful Magdalena, who's been conducting an investigation of her own. Forming an extremely uneasy alliance, the two women make a shocking discovery--something that Sara hoped she'd NEVER see again...

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FC 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

Bright #2 - "AUTHORITY"
(W) Avery (P) Dan Jurgens

Matthew Bright is still living under the assumed name of Brendan Miller, and making close friendships with Frank and Jess in the precinct, when a new serial killer case erupts in the NYPD. Matt really takes the case to heart upon discovering that the serial killer has Specials in mind whenever he causes new carnage in the streets of suburban New York. In the second part of three issues, Matthew's secret identity as Brendan Miller is about to be ripped from him and his true nature as a special

is revealed.

FC 32 pages $2.99 3 issues mini-series

Tomb Raider Journeys #11
(W) Fiona Avery (P) Manny Clark (I) Marlo Alquiza (C) Tyson Wengler

The final confrontation and climax to the mystery of the Dream Spear in

the Maori Dreaming Underworld. Lara finally confronts Kagan, the man

who stole the Maori's influential Dream Spear and learns more about

herself in the process. It seems that Lara and Kagan have been fighting

the same battle for longer than she would ever have dreamed. And Lara's

decision must be between killing Kagan or changing Known Fate to start a

new destiny.

FC 32 pages $2.99 limited series

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