Image Comics Solicitations for July, 2003

Fri, April 18th, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

THE AGENTS #4 (of 6)
(W) Kevin Gunstone


(A) Ben Dunn


(Cover) Ben Dunn


BW 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly finite series


In stores the week of July 30th

THE CONCEPT


From the ashes of nuclear devastation wrought on the cities of Washington and Moscow thirty years ago, a planet wide protectorate was formed in Britain called The Agency.

The Agency enforce their own brand of defensive guardianship through espionage and counteraction, but not all of the Earth is united in this New World Order as individual countries, states and rival organizations threaten to undermine and destroy all The Agency stand for.

This Issue


As Lady Pippa and Douglas Chance arrive in New York to assist Haiku, things take a strange turn as the mystery killings continue.

Meanwhile, having escaped Professor Daedalus clutches in South America, Nigel Cord is delivered to Commander Grol and the mysterious ringleaders of The C.A.B.A.L. at a secret underwater base. The C.A.B.A.L.'s aim is a simple one - to recruit Cord himself to lead the fight against the British imperialism of The Agency!

Offered Again:


Agents #1

COPYRIGHT


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

ARIA: THE USES OF ENCHANTMENT #4 (of 4)
(W) Brian Holguin


(A) Lan Medina


(Cover) Jay Anacleto


FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly finite series


In stores the week of July 23rd

THE CONCEPT


Somewhere around the corner, just beyond the edge of perception, lies a world you never dreamed existed: A world where creatures of myth and gods long thought dead walk unnoticed among the crowded streets of Manhattan. Aria follows the adventures of Lady Kildare, a faerie princess living in Greenwich Village, and her strange circle of immortal friends. Combining sumptuous illustrations, deeply realized characters and deftly paced narrative, Aria is an unforgettable fairy tale for grown-ups.

This Issue


Kildare's visit to a mysterious magical kingdom hidden away in the Catskill Mountains of New York comes to a cataclysmic end. Queen Joyous unleashes her revenge and the beast beneath the castle is set free. As the House of Entyre comes crashing down, Kildare finally learns the identity of the enigmatic Oberon and discovers the stunning lie at the heart of this strange little wonderland he has created. Don't miss the conclusion to this unforgettable series.

Offered Again:


Aria: The Uses of Enchantment #1

COPYRIGHT


ARIA is © and ™ Brian Holguin and Brian Haberlin, 2003. All rights reserved.

BRIT #1
(W) Robert Kirkman


(A) Tony Moore


(Cover) Tony Moore & Ron Riley


BW 48pp $4.95 One-Shot


In stores the week of July 2nd

THE CONCEPT


Sex and Violence have never looked so... OLD. Meet the government's last line of defense when it comes to the really messy parts of keeping the world safe, BRIT. He spends his time passing down the wisdom of the ages and giving beatings from the day. When super-powered menaces threaten our home soil, send in Brit. When mad dictators take over neighboring countries in order to control their resources, send in Brit. When aliens take over the moon, planning to use it as a staging ground for an all out invasion... bomb it to hell with nuclear missiles... then send in Brit to clean up the leftovers. Brit is a one man killing machine, indestructible, unstoppable... and eligible for a senior citizens discount.

This Issue


"Send in Brit." It's an order that has echoed the halls in the most secret areas of the Pentagon many times over in the last 40 years, but as they say... all good things come to an end. When the government feels that their most useful asset has come to the end of his usefulness, will it turn their most powerful weapon against them? He's fought armies, monsters, aliens, and super-villains but when the people that have been giving Brit his orders suddenly become his enemies... his entire world is turned upside down and the only solution he can think of for all his problems is killing a lot of people. Brought to you by the team behind hit Indy sensation Battle Pope. Brit promises violence like you've never seen in the pages of a comic before!

Needless to say, Mature readers only.

COPYRIGHT


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

CASEFILES: SAM AND TWITCH #3
Todd McFarlane Productions


(W) Marc Andreyko


(A) Scott Morse


(Cover) Scott Morse


FC 32pp $2.50 Ongoing monthly series


In stores the week of July 9th

THE CONCEPT


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

Art shown is the cover

THIS ISSUE


"Have You Seen Me, Part 3?" Part 3 of 6-part story arc

As Twitch reels from the reappearance of someone long thought dead, another body blow strikes -- an event so tragic and life-changing that it will change the lives of Sam and Twitch forever. Det. Twitch Williams on trial for first-degree murder? And the star witness? Sam!

Offered Again:


Sam and Twitch #21-23

COPYRIGHT


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

CLOCKMAKER #6 (of 12)
(W) Jim Krueger


(A) Matt Smith and Zach Howard


(Cover) Matt Smith


FC 16pp (Folds out from standard comic size to glossy high-quality CSN/Marvel Treasury Edition size) $2.50 12 issue monthly epic


In stores the week of July 23rd

THE CONCEPT


Hidden within a hollow mountain in Switzerland is a giant clockworks.

Hundreds of men that never age maintain the old behemoths operation. The clock is the cause and sustainer of the Earth's revolutions. And more, it is the gateway to Heaven itself.

Which is why the Clockmaker and her family are about to go through hell.

This Issue


The discovery of all the dead Clock Keepers leads Hans to comb the lava pits below the clockworks for answers. There he finds himself facing a devil he did not know existed, a creature that threatens the very structure and purpose of the clockworks that turns the world.

Offered Again:


Clockmaker #1-2

COPYRIGHT


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

A DISTANT SOIL #36
by Colleen Doran


BW 48pp $3.95 Ongoing quarterly series


In stores the week of July 16th

THE CONCEPT


A young girl is born the heir to an alien religious dynasty, an Avatar, pawn to warring factions of a world of powerful and decadent psionics. With the ability to draw on the life force of all of the beings on her planet, she is both a weapon and a child who must survive the covert war that is coming. A small group of rebels, some human, others culled from far off worlds, attempt to free her from the dominion of an ageless race that has cruelly ruled their corner of the galaxy for eons, and now has an eye on assimilating Earth as well.

By the artist of Vertigo's hit graphic novel Orbiter and the new DC Comics fantasy series Reign of the Zodiac!

This Issue


If you've never read A Distant Soil before, this is an excellent place to start! The opening pages of this issue give new readers an excellent overview of the series thus far as the young Avatar Liana and her now deposed predecessor find themselves prisoners of the evil Hierarchy who intend to groom her into becoming the ultimate weapon. But though she is no more than fifteen, Liana has spent enough time around the scheming and sinister aliens of her home world and she has plans of her own for how to deal with them. Meanwhile, far beneath the glittering spires of the floating alien world, the rebels gather to stage their final assault on their Hierarchy masters.

"Colleen Doran's A Distant Soil series is a work of art, as well as a labor of love. It's wonder-full, in every sense of the word; and every word, every image, is her own creation. Open this book, open your mind, and begin an unforgettable journey. Live dangerously... fall in love on another planet."

-Joan Vinge


Hugo Award Winning Author


The Snow Queen


The Summer Queen


Catspaw


Psion

Offered Again:


A Distant Soil #35

COPYRIGHT


A Distant Soil is a registered trademark ® and © 2003 Colleen Doran. All characters and their distinctive likenesses are © and ™ 2003 Colleen Doran. All rights reserved.

G.I. JOE #20
(W) Josh Blaylock


(P) Brandon Badeaux


(I) John Larter


(Cover) Mike Zeck and HI-FI


FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series


In stores the week of July 9th

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


What would happen if Storm Shadow finally broke free of Cobra Commander's mind control? Find out in this issue! When a weakened, but fully coherent Storm Shadow flees the forces of Cobra, old friends come to help him. This story teams up Snake-Eyes, William and Kamakura on an unauthorized mission to save their peer from the clutches of evil, and free him from his mental prison. It's an action packed thrill ride that takes us from Snake-Eyes' cabin in the High Sierras to the mean streets of Los Angeles, leading up to the all new SILENT ISSUE one month later. This is definitely going to go down as one of the most important G.I.Joe stories of all time.

Offered Again:


GI Joe #12-13

COPYRIGHT


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

G.I.JOE FRONTLINE #10
(W) Sean McKeever


(P) Francis Portela


(I) Pierre-Andre Dery

(Cover)Francis Manipul


FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series


In stores the week of July 16th

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, it's full of action, action, action!

This Issue


Despite her tough heart and quick fists, Zanya can't seem to help but bend to the will of her man, Kevin. Will she become a weak and damaged monster like her mother, or can Zanya break the cycle? And can she prove to Zartan that she's really his daughter? Join writer Sean McKeever (Sentinel, Inhumans) and artist Francis Portela (Star Wars Tales) for the finale to this two-part tale chronicling the early years of Zartan's daughter.

Offered Again:


GI Joe Frontline #1-5

COPYRIGHT


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

G.I. JOE vs. TRANSFORMERS #2 (of 6)
(W) Josh Blaylock


(P) Mike Miller


(I) Armando Durruthy


(Cover) Mike Miller and Hi-Fi


FC 32pp $2.95 Six-issue finite monthly series


In stores the week of 23rd

THE CONCEPT


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

THIS ISSUE


Now that COBRA has made itself known to the world, things heat up in this alternate reality crossover. In an effort to stop this new threat and their army of transforming robots, the United States Government forms G.I. JOE - a task force of the world's most elite soldiers. Will members Hawk, Snake-Eyes, Flint and crew be pummeled by Cobra's Transformer army, or will two Autobots offer a welcome hand? Maybe a little bit of both. Meanwhile, the hateful relationship between Cobra Commander and a small talking gun named Megatron is explored, and a mysterious chrome-headed arms dealer causes trouble for the team with Cobra's newest menace, SOUNDWAVE.

COPYRIGHT:


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

HEIRS OF ETERNITY #4 (of 5)
(W) Jose L. Torres


(P) Jae Tsai


(I) Jae Tsai


(Cover) Jae Tsai


FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly five issue finite series


In stores the week of July 30th

THE CONCEPT


Music of the spheres, or the perfect order of art and science, rule our world. But what would you do if this music became discordant? If the cacophony of the cosmos shattered the thin veil of reality and rained the jagged shards of your whole world and all your preconceived notions of Heaven, Hell, good, evil and everything in between down on you, what would you have left? Sorry, but some questions have no answer.

This Issue


The series races toward its climax at breakneck speeds as mysteries unravel and hunters find their prey. Hell overtakes the Earth and the safety of all humanity is placed in the hands of a few unlikely heroes. Can they find what little strength they have left, put aside their differences and face their destinies?

Offered Again:


Heirs of Eternity #1

COPYRIGHT


Heirs of Eternity is ™ and © Jose L. Torres and Jae Tsai, 2003. All right reserved.

INVINCIBLE #6
(W) Robert Kirkman


(A) Cory Walker


(Cover) Cory Walker & Bill Crabtree.


FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series


In stores the week of July 9th

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 SPECIFIC

Mark and his good buddy, William go on a trip to Upstate University to see if they want to attend college there next year. All seems to be going well, they spend the day touring dorms, meeting faculty and checking out all the hot college chicks. The only problem is something has gone wrong at Upstate... something terribly wrong. Luckily for them the world's coolest new superhero, Invincible, is on hand to save their bacon. This stand-alone story is a perfect jumping on point for new readers, a great opportunity to find out what all the buzz is about!

Offered Again:


Invincible #3

COPYRIGHT


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

KORE #3
(W) Josh Blaylock


(P) Tim Seeley


(I) Cory Hamscher


(Cover) Tim Seeley and Cory Hamscher


FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series


In stores the week of 2nd

THE CONCEPT


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

This Issue


Alexander Crane is still reeling from his journey to the strange world of Abaddon, but the locals don't seem to be too sympathetic. Before long, he finds himself caught between a gang of vampire bikers, a small blue fairy with a real attitude problem, and a group of soldiers just like the ones who tracked him down on Earth. It doesn't take long for the local Dwarven Police Department to arrive to break up the squabble.

Meanwhile, on Earth, we learn more about the bizarre team of rag tag magicians trying to stop the ARCHEAN from capturing Alex. If they're going to do so, one of their most powerful allies will have to go to Abaddon to stop him!

Offered Again:


Kore #1 Cover A


Kore #1 Cover B

COPYRIGHT


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

LEGACY #2
(W) Carmen Treffiletti


(A) Edu Francisco and Lynx Studio


(I) Lithium Pro


(Cover) Pat Lee


FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing bi-monthly series


In stores the week of July 2nd


Retailers: Please see order form for incentive program.

THE CONCEPT


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

This Issue


War hangs thickly in the air as Lucian and his new ally, Duncan, begin their lengthy journey towards the Shore Mountains and enlist the services of a gambler named Junzo. Meanwhile, across the Great Continent, one of Zelandria's most honored leaders is developing a plan that will unwittingly aid Eridan's evil agenda. And, as Eridan's agents discover the location of the final shard, the hope for Zelandria wanes with every passing moment.

COPYRIGHT


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

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE Vol. II #5
(W) Val Staples


(A) Emiliano Santalucia


(Cover) Emiliano Santalucia


FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series


In stotes the week of July 30th

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 Skeketor 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


A friend falls into danger, and the Masters rush to their aid. But what do the forces of Evil have in store for this fallen hero? And is the rescue mission by the Masters a means to aid their fellow warrior, or something far more complex than they originally anticipated? Join the most powerful warriors in the universe as we take one more step closer to the conclusion of the newest exciting story arch of the Masters of the Universe!

Offered Again:


Masters of the Universe Vol II #1 Cover A


Masters of the Universe Vol II #1 Cover B

COPYRIGHT


MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE and associated trademarks designated by ? are U.S. trademarks of Mattel, Inc. © 2003 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

MICRONAUTS #9
(W) Dan Jolley


(P) Steve Kurth


(I) Barb Schulz


(Cover) Steve Kurth


FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series


In stores the week of July 9th

THE CONCEPT


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

This Issue


With Karza's Earth invasion well under way and the team splintered and lost, it's up to Ryan Archer to re-unite them. And all he'll have to do to accomplish that is deal with Karza's genocide machines, the fearsome winged warrior called Red Falcon, his own body's mysterious molecular flux, and... his ex-girlfriend. It's wall-to-wall action and intrigue as "Invasion" continues.

Offered Again:


Micronauts #1-3

COPYRIGHT


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.

MISPLACED #2
(W) Josh Blaylock


(P) Josh Blaylock w/ Clint Hilinski


(I) Clayton Brown


(Cover) Josh Blaylock


FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing bi-monthly series


In stores the week of July 9th

THE CONCEPT


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

This Issue


It appears that people Alyssa thought were friends were nothing more than assigned guardians. Or at least that's the hint she gets when three of them try to KILL her. A high paced chase away from the bloodthirsty servants of the Elders leaves Alyssa no options but to take a head first dive into the mouth of a portal whale - a risky move that lands her straight in the middle of the Midwestern United States. She's taken in by the rockabilly greaser who owns the comic shop she wakes up in front of, but his intentions are questionable.

Meanwhile, the whereabouts of Alyssa's Robo-dog, Tink, and the guardian who follows her through the portal, are still unknown.

COPYRIGHT


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

THE MOTH
(W) Gary Martin


(P) Steve Rude


(I) Gary Martin


(C) Steve Rude


FC 48pp Price $5.95 One-Shot


In the week of July 16th


Retailers: Please see order form for incentive program.

THE CONCEPT


10 time comic industry award winner Steve Rude (Nexus, Thor, Captain America), along with writer/inker Gary Martin (The Art Of Comic Book Inking), have delivered an action packed adventure that reminds us of what comics are all about. With this project, Image has allowed Steve unrestricted creative freedom. And he responds with some of the best work of his career! The Moth is a complicated character, who posses extraordinary strength and agility. But because of his troubled past, using these powers responsibly is a constant struggle. The temptation for personal gain sometimes triumphs over civic duty.

THIS ISSUE


The Moth, who is living with a touring circus troop, finds himself in a battle for his very life, against a savage creature known as the Lionman of Botswana. If you're looking for Outlaw Bikers, Circus Clowns, African Witch Doctors, Blood Thirsty Monsters, and Bearded Ladies, then this story is for you!

COPYRIGHT


Steve Rude's The Moth is ™ and © Steve Rude & Gary Martin, 2003. All Rights reserved.

NOBLE CAUSES: DISTANT RELATIVES #1 (of 4)
(W) Jay Faerber


(P) Ian Richardson & Andie Tong


(I) Ian Richardson & Le Beau Underwood


(Cover) Ian Richardson & Ken Wolak


FC 32pp $2.95 Four-issue monthly finite series


In stores the week of July 30th

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:


Liz enjoys some quiet time catching up with an old friend. But back at Noble Manor, the melodrama continues, as Celeste uses the media to her advantage as she divorces Rusty; Krennick feels pressure to take over Draconis' kingdom; and Frost confronts his father.

Newcomer Andie Tong pencils the back-up story, which highlights a happier time for Rusty and Celeste.

Offered Again:


Noble Causes: Family Secrets #1A-1B, #3A-3B, #4A-4B

COPYRIGHT


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

PARADIGM #11
(W) Matt Cashel


(P) Jeremy Haun


(I) William Haun


BW 40pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series


In stores the week of July 16th

THE CONCEPT


A soap-opera charting the final generation of mankind as we understand it. Paradigm is an experiment in encapsulating all the talking cats, BEASTIALS, dwarves, conspiracy theorists with big guns, and seemingly ordinary men and women who populate our everyday lives into one gonzo outlined tangent that will one day explain just how important the eighties truly were.

This Issue


Ethan considers reading the scrapbook of information and discusses history with the Stranger only to be faced with a revelation from a most unexpected source. Nick and Zeke enter the underworld and begin the quest that will bring them face to "face" with the "HUB" of Bogsdale himself. And Dick throws Abe out of the garage. STRIPPERS, TUPPERWARE, and MAGIC POTATOES: A stop on the road to what comes next.

Offered Again:


Paradigm #1-4

COPYRIGHT


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

POWERS #33
(W) Brian Michael Bendis


(A) Mike Avon Oeming


FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series


In stores the week of 23rd

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 Spiderman titles, Daredevil, Alias) and full color, art deco comic artist Mike Avon Oeming (Bastard Samurai, hammer of the gods)

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.'

This Issue


FOREVER MAN PART THREE

THE SHOCKING NEW POWERS STORYLINE!!

POWERS meets Chinese kung fu!!

New legends are born as the history of the Powers is revealed! Where did the powers come from? Why are they here?

This is the largest powers arc ever and every issue builds and builds. So hop your ass on to the comic everyone you know has told you they love yet you just haven't gotten around to buying it yet.

And don't forget the best letter column in comics. Ok, it's the only letter column in comics, but its still funny.

RETAILER WARNING: Intended for Mature Readers.

COPYRIGHT


Powers is ™ and © 2003 jinxworld. inc, 2003. All right reserved.

PUFFED #1 (of 3)
(W) John Layman


(A) Dave Crosland


(Cover A) Dave Crosland


(Cover B) Frank Quitely


B&W 32pp $2.95 Three-issue monthly finite series


In stores the week of July 16th

THE CONCEPT:


Think you've had bad days? Aaron Owens has it worse. Much worse. He's got the lousiest job in the world, and is about to have the longest night of his life. In fact, take your worst job, your worst enemy, your most pathetic unrequited love…and add to it the most dangerous predicaments you've ever been in.

THEN stuff it inside a sweltering, cramped, ridiculous-looking dragon costume. One that you can't get out of.

That's right. A dragon costume.

That's PUFFED.

THIS ISSUE:


Piss off the wrong psychopathic amusement park janitor and what do you get?

You get:

Trapped in an dragon costume…

…Beat up…

…Dumped in the 'hood…

…Hounded by weirdos…

…Hunted by killas…

And that's just the beginning of Puffed, a tale of suspense, drama, desperation, murder, mistaken identity, sexual longing, loss, revenge, regret, impotence-even incontinence!

Written by John Layman, ex-editor of The Authority and Planetary, with eye-popping art by comics newcomer Dave Crosland (whose illustrations have been seen in Spin magazine and Tastes Like Chicken,) and featuring variant covers by some of the biggest superstars in comics, Puffed is the hilariously off-kilter antidote to the typical guy-in-a-costume comic.

Well, guy-in-a-SPANDEX-costume, anyway.

RETAILER WARNING: Don't let the cuddly dragon suit fool you. Puffed is full of bad people, using bad language and doing bad things.

COPYRIGHT


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

PvP #3
by Scott Kurtz


BW 32pp $2.95 Ongoing bi-monthly series


In stores the week of July 2nd

THE CONCEPT


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

This Issue


"Lost and Found!"

Fed up with Brent's constant bullying, Skull the troll runs away from home. Afraid that Skull won't survive long on his own, the PvP gang force Brent out into the cold after him. Features some unexpected cameos from familiar Image titles as well as the now infamous PANDA ATTACK!

Offered Again:


PvP #1

COPYRIGHT


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

SAVAGE DRAGON #109 (RES)
By Erik Larsen


Backup by Erik Larsen and Mark Englert


FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series


In stores the week of July 23rd

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 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!

THIS IS A RESOLICITATION. ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELLED.

Offered Again:


Savage Dragon: A Force to be Reckoned With HC. Discounted! Now only $29.95.

COPYRIGHT


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

SPAWN #136
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 July 30th

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.

Art shown is not the cover

THIS ISSUE


"Mad Shadows, part 2"

Werewolves, zombies, vampires, ghosts and ghouls -- creatures of legend have seemingly come to life to commit horrible bloodthirsty crimes and then disappear again into the realm of imagination. With the help of Nyx, an urban witch, Spawn sets out to follow the trail of these horrifying acts … a trail which will lead him to the unlikeliest place imaginable.

Offered Again:


Spawn #121-123

COPYRIGHT


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

STRANGERS #5 (of 6)


(W) J.M. & Randy Lofficier


(P) Manuel Garcia


(I) Eduardo Alpuente


Cover A: Manuel Garcia


Cover B: Aleksi Briclots


FC 32pp $2.95 Six issue monthly finite series


In stores the week of July 9th

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


("Icy till the Evening")

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

Offered Again:


Strangers #1A-1B

COPYRIGHT


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

TECH JACKET TP VOL. I: LOST AND FOUND
(W) Robert Kirkman


(A) E.J. Su


(Cover) E.J. Su


BW 144pp $12.95 5"x 7" Trade paper back


In stores the week of July 2nd

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


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. Collecting the first six issues of Tech Jacket (including the sold out issues 1-3) in one handy volume. A must have for fans of high adventure sci-fi!

COPYRIGHT:


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

TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES ACTION FIGURES
McFarlane Toys


Item #: 18210


The next phase in the Terminator franchise is coming and it holds the fate of all humanity in its hands. A true franchise in every sense of the word - the previous two Terminator films earned more than $550 million at the worldwide box office - Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is one of 2003's most anticipated films. Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his role (T-850 Terminator) alongside a new villain, the T-X Terminatrix. Each action figure in this series is stunningly detailed to be accurate to the film. Figures are fully articulated and include accessories and bases.


T-850 Terminator with Coffin


T-850 Terminator with Weapons


T-X Terminatrix


T-X Terminatrix Endoskeleton


The item ships 12 per case. No guarantee of mix. Please Inquire about pricing. Caut/4

TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES DELUXE BOXED SET
McFarlane Toys


Item #: 18230


The next phase in the Terminator franchise is coming and it holds the fate of all humanity in its hands. A true franchise in every sense of the word - the previous two Terminator films earned more than $550 million at the worldwide box office - Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is one of 2003's most anticipated films. Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his role (T-850 Terminator) alongside a new villain, the T-X Terminatrix. This deluxe boxed edition - in addition to a standard-scale series of figures and a deluxe 12-inch figure with sound - features a battle-damaged T-850 with sound, a T-X Terminatrix Endoskeleton and a custom helicopter diorama which re-creates a pivotal scene from the film.


Battle-damaged T-850 and T-X Endoskeleton with custom diorama


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TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES DELUXE 12-INCH ACTION FIGURE WITH SOUND
McFarlane Toys


Item #: 18220


The next phase in the Terminator franchise is coming and it holds the fate of all humanity in its hands. A true franchise in every sense of the word - the previous two Terminator films earned more than $550 million at the worldwide box office - Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is one of 2003's most anticipated films. Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his role (T-850 Terminator) alongside a new villain, the T-X Terminatrix. This deluxe 12-inch T-850 action figure - in addition to a standard-scale series of figures and a deluxe boxed set - features several accessories and a sound chip from the film.


12-inch T-850 Terminator with sound and weapons


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VOLTRON: DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE #3
(W) Dan Jolley


(P) Mike Norton and Clint Hilinski


(I) Clayton Brown


(Cover) Mike Norton


FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series


In stores the week of 16th

THE CONCEPT


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

This Issue


"Revelations: Chapter 3."

The myth has been proven real: the legendary mechanical lions believed to make up the body of Voltron do exist. But when a squadron of Drule warships suddenly attacks, will Keith, Lance, Sven, Hunk and Pidge be able to "use" the Lions... or will they be defeated before they can even begin? Learn the answer -- and witness the beginning of the terrible price Sven will pay.

Offered Again:


Devils Due Preview Book 2003

COPYRIGHT


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

TOP COW

WITCHBLADE ANIMATED ACTION FIGURES

Introducing the first ever Palisades action figures for the Top Cow Universe! Palisades has taken the most popular characters from the smash hit comics group Top Cow and created them in a fully animated style. These Witchblade: Animated figures feature multiple points of articulation and all the attention to detail you've come to expect from Palisades. Witchblade, Magdalena and Darkness round out the three figure assortment. Each figure in approximate 4.5 inch scale.

TOY $9.99 MSRP


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MAGDALENA VOL. II #1
(W) Brian Holguin (P) Eric Basaldua (I) BATT (C) Beth Sotelo

For 2000 years, the Madgalenas have battled in secret, protecting humanity from supernatural menaces of all types. Now Patience, a young and untrained beauty, must take on the role of the new Madgalena, perhaps even before she's ready. And wouldn't ya know it, Eric Basaldua, a young and well-trained penciler, takes on the responsibility of becoming Top Cow's next artistic superstar! He's ready.

SHIPS WITH TWO COVERS IN A 50/50 SPLIT.


Cover A by Joseph Michael Linsner. Cover B by Eric Basaldua.

FC 32 pages $2.99 mini series

MAGDALENA VOL. II #1 - JIM SILKE ACTOR COVER
(W) Brian Holguin (P) Eric Basaldua (I) BATT (C) Beth Sotelo (Cover) Jim

Silke

Magdalena #1 is also avilable with a special variant cover by master

illustrator Jim Silke! Best of all, all proceeds from the sale of this

edition benefit ACTOR, A Commitment To Our Roots, the only charity dedicated

to helping old-time comic cretors in need. Same action-packed issue, stunning

new cover, and a great cause are are rolled up in one!

FC 32 pages Please inquire about pricing mini series

BATTLE OF THE PLANETS #1/2
(W) Munier Sharrieff (P) Wilson Tortosa & Edwin David (C) Udon

Join us for a re-printing of the popular 1/2 issue, previously only available through Wizard magazine. Travel back in time to witness the training of the Battle of the Planets crew, and the start of the legend. Join Mark, Jason, Tiny, and Keyop as they develop the deadly skills needed to keep the wicked Spectra at bay, and protect us all. With an all new cover by fan-favorite artist Joe Benitez.

FC 24 pages $2.99 one-shot special

DARKNESS ONE SHOT - "WANTED DEAD"
(W) Frank Tieri (P) Mark Texiera © Matt Milla

Darkness bearer Jackie Estacado betrayed his Mafia roots and ratted out his bosses. So what happens when a grizzled mob veteran takes it upon himself to get revenge by placing a million-dollar bounty on Jackie's head? Find out in this special Darkness one-shot written by two-fisted goomba and underworld expert (don't ask) Frank Tieri (Wolverine)!

FC 32 pages $2.99 one-shot special

DARKNESS #2 MEGACON CONVENTION EDITION
(W) Paul Jenkins (P) Dale Keown (C ) Matt Milla

So you couldn't make it to Orlando's Megacon this year? Well, now you can get this convention exclusive without the cross country trek. Francis Manapul's beautiful sketch cover is now available in stores. Get yours today!

FC 32 pages PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT PRICING continuing series

SIGNED EDITION BY FRANCIS MANPUL $19.95

TOMB RAIDER #32-"ANGEL OF DARKNESS"
(W) Adam Hughes (P) Tony Daniel (I) Jonathan Sibal (C )Jonathan D. Smith

Top Cow joins together with Eidos to tell the story of the upcoming game, ANGEL OF DARKNESS. If you're a fan of the game, or if you've never held a joystick in your life, you'll love this action filled story arc starring the world's hottest philanthropist, Lara Croft!

FC 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

WITCHBLADE #67 - "MOTHERS MEAT"
(W) Johns/Grimminger (P) Scott Benefiel (I) Jasen Rodriguez (C) John Starr

Meet Mother Mary, the newest adversary for Witchblade-wielder Sara Pezzini. Mary is hungry for Sara, but she's after more than just a meal. Mary wants the Witchblade for herself and is willing to consume Sara's very flesh in an effort to steal the Witchblade's power! This stand-alone chiller is written by the tag-team combo of fan-fave Geoff Johns (Avengers, JSA) and new rising star Kris Grimminger!

FEATURES A 1 IN 4 COVER BY POP MAHN

FC 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

WITCHBLADE TRADE PAPERBACK-BLOOD RELATIONS
(W) David Wohl (P) Francis Manapul (I) Jason Gorder (C ) John Starr

As war rages between the Yakuza and the Mafia in New York City, the body count is quickly rising among criminals and innocents alike. Enter NYPD Detective Sara Pezzini, the wielder of an ancient and powerful weapon called the Witchblade, who must quickly discover who REALLY is behind all the bloodshed. This tale also features guest appearances by Sara's longtime nemeses Ian Nottingham and Kenneth Irons, as well as the infamous Tora No Shi... Collecting issues #54-58.

FC 128 pages $12.99 Trade Paperback

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