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40 OZ COLLECTED


(W/A) Jim Mahfood


BW 120pp $9.95 Trade


In stores the week of November 12th.

THE CONCEPT:


40oz Comics, for the first time in one handsome collection! Hot indy artist Jim Mahfood (Clerks, Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Grrl Scouts: Work Sucks) brings you this collection of his underground 40oz mini-comics. Previously, these four volumes have only been available at comic book shows and thru Jim's website, so lots of people have missed out on this stuff!

Featuring short stories starring Mahfood's most popular characters: the Grrl Scouts, Zombie Kid, Rocket Boy, and that lovable minister of funk, Smoke Dog! All the mini-comics are printed here in their entirety, and as an added bonus, we're throwin' in 20 pages of bonus material!!! Hot damn. This collection also features pin-ups and guest art from Andi Watson, Scott Morse, Mike Huddleston, and Steve Willaredt.

COPYRIGHT:


40oz Collected is ™ and 2003 Jim Mahfood. All rights reserved.

Also by Jim Mahfood:


Grrl Scouts TP Vol. I

BLOKHEDZ #1 (of 4)
(W) Brandon Schultz


(A) Mark and Mike Davis


FC 32pp $2.95 Four issue monthly finite series


In stores the week of November 5th.

THE CONCEPT:


Empire City…Manhattan on Steroids. A parallel universe where Middle Earth meets the Hood. Residents call it the concrete jungle. The police call it a hopeless abyss. BLAK calls it home.

THIS ISSUE:


A seventeen-year-old, cocky but likeable, aspiring rapper, Blak desperately hungers to blow up in this rap game. If surviving in a neighborhood run by StreetSweeping crypt-heads, and a lawless Biker Crew isn't enough, one wicked swipe of a cursed knife has cut Blak and threatened his dream of stardom. The curse will kill him. Solve the riddle of his brother's mysterious death and he can save himself. Realize his true gift and he can save his whole community. As Blak tries to focus through the haze of smoke and bubbles, video honeys, and music industry snakes, the question is which one will win? The Gift or the Curse?

COPYRIGHT:


Blokhedz is ™ and 2002 Imajimation Studios. All rights reserved.

CAPES #3 (of 3)
(W) Robert Kirkman


(A) Mark Englert


FC 32pp $2.95 Three issue monthly finite series


In stores the week of November 12th.

THE CONCEPT:


"Find something you enjoy doing and then figure out a way to make money doing it." When Bruce Bolt first heard those words he took them to heart, and set out to do just that... he's now teamed up with a group of like-minded individuals. What would you do if you woke up tomorrow with amazing and fantastic powers far beyond that of a mere mortal? I'd become a star football player, a famous boxer, or the world's fastest pizza delivery guy. I know this much for sure, there's NO WAY I would waste my time saving lives, helping people, and devoting all my time to the well being of others, unless there was something in it for me... and neither would these guys.

THIS ISSUE:


Things go from bad to worse as the escaped criminals turn their attention from defense to offense. It's an all out brawl right on the doorstep of the Capes home base. Nobody was prepared for this one! There hasn't been an attack on the Capes building in over a decade! Bolt and company find themselves battling for their lives. At least of couple of them find themselves LOSING their lives. But they're superheroes... and superheroes always come back from the dead... right? In the middle of all this chaos, believe it or not... Claire Voyant finds the time to have sex.

COPYRIGHT:


Capes TM and Robert Kirkman, 2003. All right reserved.

CASEFILES: SAM AND TWITCH #7
(W) Marc Andreyko


(A) Paul Lee


BW 32pp $2.95 Monthly Ongoing series


In stores the week of November 19th.

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:


"Skeletons" Part 1 of 6.

What do a powerful senator, his legendary political family, a brutal murder/suicide, an elite boys' prep school and more hidden secrets than a Southern Gothic novel have in common? Three words: Detective Sam Burke. Confused? Intrigued? Well, imagine how Sam feels.

Arc #2 of the critically acclaimed new series explodes with a political thriller for fans of author Dominick Dunne, films like The Parallax View and everyone who loves the scandals that follow politicians like the plague!

COPYRIGHT:


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

CLOUDFALL
(W) Robert Kirkman


(A) E.J. Su


BW 48pp $4.95 One-shot


In stores the week of November 5th.

THE CONCEPT:


Allison Andrews has a husband that doesn't pay attention to her, a dog with intestinal problems, and a job that she really loves. She's a detective, and a damn good one at that, some would argue the best... at least for a woman. Her partner is a hell of a guy, if a bit too patronizing. Her boss is actually a nice guy... and he's yet to come on to her. The bills are paid, she's got three weeks of paid vacation, and her car is more reliable than her husband. Everything seems fine in her life, not perfect, but fine. But all that is about to change.

THIS ISSUE:


The Governor is dead. Allison and her partner Darrel are on the case. Other than the fact that this is such a high profile victim, everything seems to be going by the book, until strange things start to happen. Allison finds herself wrapped up in a conspiracy of epic proportions. Friends become enemies, and enemies become allies as Allison's world is turned upside down. Will Allison survive this ordeal? And what in the hell IS "Cloudfall?" Not for the faint of heart.

MATURE READERS

COPYRIGHT:


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

Also by Robert Kirkman:


Brit

DAWN: THREE TIERS #3 (0f 6)
(W/A) Joseph Michael Linsner


FC 32 pp $2.95 Six-issue bi-monthly finite series


In stores the week of November 26th.

THE CONCEPT:


Dawn, the Goddess of Birth and Rebirth, leads her Earthly lover Darrian Ashoka across a post-apocalyptic Europa on a journey for his salvation and their reunion. He is eternally questing, and yet she is always just one step away.

THIS ISSUE:


In a village in post-apocalyptic Europa, Dawn - goddess of birth and rebirth - confronts Darrian Ashoka, and forces him to come face to face with his fears. She reveals her true face and nearly shatters him. A dragon has been plaguing the land; hoarding gold and stealing virgins. Dawn lets Darrian know that there is only one right path for him to take - straight through the fiery heart of the dragon.

COPYRIGHT:


Dawn is ™ and Joseph Michael Linsner, 2003. All right reserved.

Offered Again:


Dawn: Three Tiers #1

G.I. JOE #24
(W) Josh Blaylock


(A) Brandon Badeaux


(Cover A) Brandon Badeaux


(Cover B) Tim Seeley


FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly Ongoing series


In stores the week of November 12th.

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:


SERPENTOR moves forward with his plans of conquest, but the odds stack up against him. With both G.I.Joe AND Cobra forces preparing for a full invasion of Cobra Island, the would be emperor will have to use every resource at his disposal - important being his cunning intelligence. Destro also convinces a neutral Zartan that taking action is in his best interest, because once Cobra Commander is out of the equation, who is the next most likely person for Serpentor's hit list, but the man who almost killed him? The Dreadnoks are an army in their own right, and this is the issue where you see them in force. This is no CIVIL WAR. There will be no alliances between enemy parties. This is all out CHAOS, and the biggest G.I.JOE battle in over a decade. Don't miss it!

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 #17
(W) Paul Jenkins


(A) Tim Seeley


(Cover A) Jason Alexander


(Cover B) Tim Seeley


FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly Ongoing series


In stores the week of November 19th.

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, its full of action, action, action!

THIS ISSUE:


Beachhead takes a team of new recruits on a less than routine training mission. Being the Hard nosed drill instructor that Beachhead is, he takes them into live battle, where the rookie Joes quickly learn the "follow orders and do what you are told" lesson. Beachhead whips the rebellious group of Green Shirts into shape, teaching them to think, and act as one. This issue also delves farther into the mind of this fan favorite character than we've ever seen before.

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 #6 ( of 6)
(W) Josh Blaylock


(A) Mike Miller


(Cover A) Dan Norton


(Cover B) Mike Miller


FC 32pp $2.95 Six issue monthly finite series


In stores the week of November 26th.

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:


This is the final conclusion to the crossover of the year! The secret group of Generals known only as the JUGGLERS proceed with their nuclear strike on Cobra Island, while G.I.Joe and the Autobots race against the clock to stop the attack. The only way to do that is by proving that Cobra AND the Decepticons are no longer a threat. Even if they DO save the world, the entire team faces serious charges for disobeying orders when they return home. The battle finally comes to a close, but to find out what happens, fans will just have to wait until November.

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

HAWAIIAN DICK: THE LAST RESORT #3 (of 4)
(W) B. Clay Moore


(A) Steven Griffin


FC 32pp $2.95 Four-issue monthly finite series


In stores the week of November 19th.

THE CONCEPT:


In this follow-up to the critically acclaimed HAWAIIAN DICK, Private Investigator Byrd finds himself entangled in a gangland turf war for control of paradise. Hired to investigate the mysterious sabotage of a brand new luxury resort, Byrd soon finds any number of suspects, both human and inhuman. Torn between rival factions, Byrd can't rely on help from his friend, Detective Mo Kalama, who finds himself stalked by the very men who hired Byrd.

THIS ISSUE:


Loose ends are tied together as others unravel. The FBI makes its presence known, and a hungover Byrd confronts the crime families with what information he has regarding their motivations. Meanwhile, Mo prepares for a date with man-eating sharks, and a sunbathing Kahami encounters (deceased?) mob enforcer Stew Mulligan. The meaning of "The Last Resort" is revealed in the (literally) explosive conclusion, setting the stage for ghostly retribution and all-out gang warfare in the concluding chapter.

COPYRIGHT:


HAWAIIAN DICK is ™ and B. Clay Moore & Steven Griffin, 2003

HEAVEN'S DEVILS #2 (OF 4)
(W) Jai Nitz


(A) Zach Howard and Thompson Knox


BW 32pp $2.95 Four issue finite series, ships every six weeks


In stores the week of November 5th.

THE CONCEPT:


Alan Wells hides from his ugly past but seeks redemption in Mexico. John Wickliffe blies his corporate status and tries to save the rainforest one tree at a time. Agent Madison Morgan is reprimanded by the FBI and sent to do deskwork in the middle of nowhere Texas for the Office of Homeland Security. A smuggler with a past, an environmentalist with an agenda, and a loose cannon with a chip on her shoulder come together with the fate of humanity between them.

THIS ISSUE:


An epidemic rages on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. Nuevo Laredo has been quarantined, but it is only a matter of time before the disease spreads north across the border. Agent Morgan investigates the terrorist implications of the disease and its sudden appearance, while Wickliffe drinks a toast to Mother Nature's revenge against humanity. All this time Alan stands in the eye of the storm, unaffected by the disease, and his immunity draws attention from all the wrong places.

COPYRIGHT:


Heaven's Devils is ™ and Jai Nitz and Zach Howard, 2003. All right reserved.

HEAVEN'S WAR
(W) Micah Harris


(A) Michael Gaydos


BW 120pp $12.95 Graphic Novel


In stores the week of November 19th.

THE CONCEPT:


1938: As the world moves toward global war, a secret angelic battle is waged

in the heavenly realms to determine mankind's fate. The infamous Aleister

Crowley plans to manipulate those angelic struggles and thus shape the world

according to his will.

Only "The Inklings" -- fantasy authors J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and

Charles Williams -- oppose him. They must decipher a landscape of sacred geometry to

intercept Crowley at the threshold of heaven. And, for one of the Inklings,

the pursuit will reach outside time itself.

The battle begins in November.

COPYRIGHT:


Heaven's War ™ and Micah Harris and Michael Gaydos, 2003. All rights reserved.

THE HEDGE KNIGHT #4 (of 6)
(W) George R.R. Martin and Ben Avery


(A) Mike S. Miller


(Cover A) Mike S. Miller


(Cover B) Tom Yeates


FC 32pp $2.95 (Cover A) Six issue monthly finite series


$5.95 (Cover B - Holofoil)


In stores the week of November 5th.

THE CONCEPT:


In this prequel story to GEORGE R.R. MARTIN'S Award winning, New York Times Best Selling novel series: 'A Song of Ice and Fire'; Night falls over the life of one noble knight and brings the dawn of his squire's knighthood. Dubbing himself 'Ser Duncan the Tall', 'The Hedge Knight' sets forth to the tourney at Ashford Meadow in search of fame and glory and the honor of upholding his oath as a knight of the Seven Kingdoms. Unfortunately for him, the world isn't ready for a knight who keeps his oaths, and his chivalrous methods could be the very cause of his demise.

THIS ISSUE:


As dusk descends over the Ashford tournament, Dunk and his runaway squire Egg recover from the horror they just witnessed and prepare for Dunk's upcoming combat in the tournament. But Dunk's first combat takes an unexpected -- and potentially deadly -- form when he chooses to defend a helpless puppeteer, Tanselle - a girl Dunk has more than a passing interest in - from the brutal hand of Aerion, a prince of the blood of the dragon. When the dust settles, lies are revealed, lives are destroyed, true natures are exposed, and Dunk finds himself with an opponent he cannot hope to defeat -- the law of the realm.

COPYRIGHT:


The Hedge Knight is ™ and George R.R. Martin and Roaring Studios, 2003. All rights reserved.

HELLHOUNDS #4
(W) George T. Singley IV


(A) Joe Abraham


FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly Ongoing Series


In stores the week of November 12th.

THE CONCEPT:


King & Shock are part of an elite bounty detectives group secretly known as "Hellhounds". They will defend the world from any evil threat...for a price!

THIS ISSUE:


King & Shock are swarmed by hideous creatures as they attempt the impossible! Can they conquer the insurmountable odds and defeat the horde of brutal monsters? A powerful new ally joins our desperate heroes...as someone falls victim to Deaths Gaze!

COPYRIGHT:


Hellhounds is ™ and George T. Singley IV, 2003. All rights reserved.

Offered Again:


Hellhounds #1A-1D

INVINCIBLE #9
(W) Robert Kirkman


(A) Cory Walker


FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly ongoing series


In stores the week of November 26th.

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:


PERFECT STRANGERS PART ONE


Beginning of a brand new story arc, a perfect jumping-on point for new readers! Male bonding time! Mark teams up with former Teen Team member Rex Plode to thwart some evil, but how can the two effectively fight the bad guy when they really want to fight each other? Meanwhile events start to unfold that will lead up to the big issue 12 spectacular! If you've ever thought about picking up Invincible now is the time.

COPYRIGHT:


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

JACK STAFF # 5
(W/A) Paul Grist


FC 32pp $2.95 Bi-monthly ongoing series


In stores the week of November 5th.

THE CONCEPT:


Jack Staff is Britain's Greatest Hero. At least he was. For years he fought the bad guys and all the weird stuff that followed him around. Then, twenty years ago, he disappeared, and everybody forgot about him. Now he's back, and all the old bad guys and weird stuff have started crawling back out of the woodwork too. They never went away. They just got a little bit more bad and a little bit more weird.

THIS ISSUE:


Learn the real reason why Jack Staff decided to walk away from being Britain's greatest hero twenty years ago! Whist back in the present day Jack Staff battles a very angry Shock as Castletown becomes engulfed by the fallout from Weapon H whilst the one person who could have held the secret to controlling the violent 'rage attacks' has gone missing!

COPYRIGHT:


Jack Staff is ™ and Paul Grist, 2003. All rights reserved.

Offered Again:


Jack Staff #1-2

LEGACY #4
(W) Carmen Treffiletti


(A) Edu Francisco and Lynx Studio


(Cover A) Randy Green


(Cover B) Abdul Rashid and Julie Hadden


FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing bi-monthly series


In stores the week of November 5th.

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:


As the final crystal shard nears Sorrow's Keep, Lucian and gang fall short in an attempt to impede its course and find themselves deep within the Caverns of the Eternal Echo where a mysterious creature named Bevelard will reveal the truth behind Lucian's past. Ties are broken and darkness broods as the final preparations to unleash the Shriekers have commenced. Lucian must convince his friends that the demons of the past have returned for redemption.

COPYRIGHT:


Legacy is ™ and Roaring Studios, 2002. All rights reserved.

LIBERTY MEADOWS VOL II: CREATURE COMFORTS HC
(W/A) Frank Cho


BW 144pp $24.95 Hardcover


In stores the week of November 26th.

THE CONCEPT:


Life and love in Liberty Meadows, animal sanctuary, where anything and everything can happen.

This is the second collection book of the award winning comic book series, Liberty Meadows. This volume collects issues 10 through 18 of the wildly popular comic book, Liberty Meadows. All the comic strips are completely remastered and uncensored. With cover art gallery, extensive sketch and illustration section. Plus a complete never been published Liberty Meadows short story.

COPYRIGHT:


Liberty Meadows is ™ and Frank Cho, 2003. All right reserved.

Offered Again:


Liberty Meadows HC Vol. I: Eden

MCFARLANE'S SPORTS PICKS: NHL SERIES 6 ACTION FIGURES
McFarlane Toys


Item #: 70170


McFarlane's Sports Picks: NHL 6 features resculpts of some of our most popular previously released action figures, plus several top-notch fan favorites, including Selanne, Naslund and Khabibulin. Each figure is sculpted in an action pose and dressed in an official team uniform; includes base and equipment.

NOVEMBER 2003


Mario Lemieux 2, Pittsburgh Penguins center, No. 66


Steve Yzerman 2, Detroit Red Wings center, No. 19


Vincent Lecavalier, Tampa Bay Lightning center, No. 4


Patrick Roy 2, Colorado Avalanche goalie, No. 33


Markus Naslund, Vancouver Canucks left wing, No. 19


Nikolai Khabibulin, Tampa Bay Lightning goalie, No. 35


Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings defenseman, No. 5


Teemu Selanne, San Jose Sharks right wing, No. 8


Anson Carter, New York Rangers right wing, No. 22

The item ships 12 per case.


$6.99 each. $71.88 per case.


No guarantee of mix.


Please inquire for pricing.


Caut/4.

POWERS VOL V: ANARCHY (MR)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis


(A) Mike Avon Oeming


FC 128 pp $ 14.95 Trade paperback


In stores the week of November 19th.

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 Detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim investigate murders specific to superhero cases. Investigations that take them from the seediest underbelly of the city to the gleaming towers that are home to immortal beings.

From the EISNER award winning team of Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, Daredevil, Alias) and artist Mike Avon Oeming (Bastard Samurai, Hammer of the Gods)

THIS ISSUE:


ANARCHY! Society is violently lashing out at their superheroes. Anti powers groups are rising up with a series of gruesome murders against the cities most colorful capes. With Walker retired, Detective Pilgrim teams up with a new partner to investigate this murderous superhero backlash and the people behind it.

Finally! The new powers trade paperback is here!!! Featuring a Matching cover design to the best selling powers trade series. PLUS EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES!! Including the brand new 'Bendis and Oeming interview each other, Bonus text pieces, a cover gallery, and much more.

"Powers: Who Killed Retro Girl?" is considered the gold standard of trade paperbacks, now the Powers team takes it one step further.

COPYRIGHT:


Powers ™ and Jinxworld, Inc, 2003. All right reserved.

PvP #5
(W/A) Scott Kurtz


BW 32pp $2.95 Bi-monthly ongoing series


In stores the week of November 26th.

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:


A new tenant is moving into the same office complex as PvP Magazine: the famous Max Powers! Max is starting his own magazine and setting up shop down the hall. Is this a wild coincidence or does Max have sinister designs on PvP Magazine? And how is he linked to Cole's past? The world's most passive aggressive villain makes his Image Comics debut! Can the PvP gang survive it?

COPYRIGHT:


PvP is ™ and Scott Kurtz. All rights reserved.

Offered Again:


PVP #3

REX MUNDI #8
(W) Arvid Nelson


(A) EricJ


FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly ongoing series


In stores the week of November 12th.

THE CONCEPT:


Paris, 1933. Europe is still in the grip of feudalism, sorcerers stalk the streets at night, and secret societies vie for power. It is the world of REX MUNDI.

Rex Mundi means "King of the World" in Latin.

THIS ISSUE:


Julien comes tantalizingly close to the stolen scroll, and terrifyingly close to the Inquisition. He discovers the purpose of the temple in the sewers in a return visit underground.

Meanwhile, Genevieve's relationship with the Duke of Lorraine grows ever more intimate. But the more evidence Julien collects, the more he suspects Lorraine's involvement in the theft of the scroll…Will Julien find the scroll, or will he find himself in the dungeons of the Inquisition?

COPYRIGHT:


Rex Mundi and Shrunken Head Studios are and ™ Arvid Nelson and Eric Johnson 2003. All rights reserved.

SAVAGE DRAGON #113
(W/A) Erik Larsen


FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series


In stores the week of November 19th.

THE CONCEPT:


Ex-cop Savage Dragon hunts the most dangerous criminals of all: dangerous criminals! In a ravaged world struggling to rebuild, Chicago's nefarious criminal organization rallies its forces against those who would save it!

THIS ISSUE:


The Dragon's most fiendish foes are reforming the notorious Vicious Circle! A return to greatness! Criminal masterminds Octopus and OpenFace plan to take over the world -and one man stands in their way-the Savage Dragon! But can even he stop the reformation of the world's most notorious criminal organization? I doubt it! Another amazing full-length Savage Dragon epic! Plus a NEW Mighty Man feature by Erik Larsen and Mark Englert! Over 30 pages of comic book goodness for the same low price! The biggest bargain in comics! COPYRIGHT:

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

Offered Again:


Savage Dragon: Revenge HC


Now at the reduced price of $29.95.

SEI: DEATH & LEGEND
(W/A) Sho Murase


FC 64pp $6.95 Graphic Novel


In stores the week of November 12th.

THE CONCEPT:


Set in the timeless world of Japanese Mythology, "SEI" tells the story of the uncertain origin of Sei , the Japanese equivalent of Death ,the female Grim Reaper. Sei , is an epic legend about love and betrayal taking place in a world of Gods, Godesses and Mythical creatures.

THIS ISSUE:


Tsuchi, the fire godess tells the story of how her birth caused the death of her mother, Izanami . Izanagi is so distraught by his wife's death that he goes berserk. His desire to be reunited with Izanami brings him to the farthest reaches of the Netherworlds where no mortal may fear to tread. A battle of epic proportions ensures in which mythical Japan will never be the same…but was Sei formerly Izanami , the primordial goddess and personification of the Earth and darkness …?

COPYRIGHT:


Sei is ™ and Sho Murase, 2003. All right reserved.

SHADOWS #5
(W) Jade Dodge


(A) Matt Camp


BW 32pp $2.95 Bi-monthly ongoing series


In stores the week of November 26th.

THE CONCEPT:


In the space between fantasy and reality lies the realm of the unknown. Four paranormal investigators have set out to explore this world and bring to light those things that hide in the shadows. But they find, along the way, that some creatures that live in the shadows will do anything to keep it that way.

THIS ISSUE:


The team is sent to Tyler's hometown, San Francisco, to investigate one couple's claim that their house is occupied by a menacing and violent poltergeist. The couple reports that, while initial activity was benign, they now fear for their lives, as the occurrences have slowly progressed into aggressive, physical assaults.

Meanwhile, distracted by the search for answers, the team is struck by a force they never saw coming... Tyler's often repulsive, awkwardly charming friend, Chaz.

COPYRIGHT:


Shadows is ™ and Jade Dodge and Matt Camp, 2003. All rights reserved.

SPAWN #140
(W) Brian Holguin and Todd McFarlane


(A) Angel Medina


(Cover) Greg Capullo and Todd McFarlane


FC 32pp $2.50 Monthly Ongoing series


In stores the week of November 26th.

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:


"Asunder, Part 2."


Convinced that the Spawn part of his nature is acting on its own, Al Simmons starts piecing together the clues to try and understand what agenda his "Dark Side" is pursuing. An increasingly violent series of episodes lead to an unsettling conclusion: That Spawn is out to destroy Al Simmons -- if he can only find him. Now, Simmons must take desperate measures to defend against his greatest enemy -- himself!

COPYRIGHT:


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

STREET FIGHTER #3
(W) Ken Siu-Chong


(A) Alvin Lee, Arnold Tsang, and Andrew Hou


(Cover A) Alvin Lee & Ramil Sunga


(Cover B) Kia Asamiya


(Cover C - Jo Chen (please inquire about pricing)


FC 32 pp $2.95 Monthly ongoing series


In stores the week of November 5th.


RETAILERS: See order form for incentive program.


NOTE: For every 10 copies (any combination) ordered and received of Street Fighter #3 (Lee or Asamiya covers), retailers will receive 1 free copy of the Street Fighter Chen Cvr #3 for free).

THE CONCEPT:


From every corner of the world, martial artists, boxers, wrestlers and fighters of every conceivable sort perform superhuman acts on their willing (or unwilling) participation in the Street Fighter Tournament-the contest being hosted by M. Bison, the sadistic dictator and leader of the underground Shadaloo criminal organization. Some contestants fight for reasons as diverse as their nationalities... some fight for money, answers, or vengeance, while others fight for reasons completely shrouded in mystery.

Street Fighter, the legendary franchise that revolutionized gaming and entertained players and fans for over a decade with its unforgettable cast of World Warriors, finally hits the printed page with every pulse-pounding Dragon Punch and bone-crushing Sonic Boom intact, just like it was meant to be!

THIS ISSUE:


"Deadly Pasts."


Ryu is confronted and taunted by Master Gouken's murderer in the dark forest surrounding the dojo. Meanwhile, Ken and his wife, Eliza, is unknowingly placed directly in harm's way when Vega, one of Bison's most sadistic right-hand-men, decides to use them to get to Ryu. Chun-Li and Guile, also on Ryu's trail to discover what Bison's interest in him could possibly be, arrive in Japan. But their investigation is abruptly interrupted when a ghost from Guile's past re-emerges.

PLUS! Legendary X-Men artist and Japanese Maga Superstar Kia Asamiya contributes an explosive backup story taken from Ryu and Ken's old training days!

COPYRIGHT:


Street Fighter is ™ and CAPCOM CO., LTD. 2003. All Rights Reserved.

TRAKK: MONSTER HUNTER #2
(W) Brian Haberlin and Francis Takenaga


(A) Philip Tan


(Cover A) Philip Tan


(Cover B) Simon Bisley


FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly Ongoing series


In stores the week of November 26th.

THE CONCEPT:


Trakk is an immortal warrior on a quest to destroy the source of all monsters. His adventures spanning the millennia are the basis for countless legends and lore of great heroes across myriad civilizations. Forever, he has but one task… to destroy the curse of all human kind, the alien beast known as Vaquoul, the creator of all the denizens of the dark, from werewolves to vampires…Trakk is cursed to walk the earth until he destroys Vaquoul.

THIS ISSUE:


MISSING IN ACTION! People are disappearing in the inner city. There are rumors of unnatural creatures. The police are baffled. And our only hope is sloshed out of his freakin' gord! But meanwhile, while our hero is blitzed our villain, Vaquoul freshly regenerated is ready to wreak havoc and with his new discovery may soon be ready to make slaves of us all.

COPYRIGHT:


TRAKK is ™ and Stan Winston, 2003. All rights reserved.

Also…


CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE ASHCAN OF TRAKK
BW 16pp $4.95


If you miss the cons this summer don't worry you can still get the rare collectable ashcan preview of Trakk featuring the stunning black and white art work of X-MEN Artist Philip Tan and industry legend Simon Bisley.

VICTORY # 3
(W) Marcelo Cassaro


(A) Edu Francisco


(Cover A) Edu Francisco


(Cover B) Roger Cruz


FC 32pp $ 2.95 Bi-monthly ongoing series


In stores the week of November 19th.


RETAILERS: See order form for incentive program.


NOTE: For every 10 copies of Victory #3 (any combination) ordered and received, retailers will receive 1 Victory Huffe Cvr #3 for free.

THE CONCEPT:


Victory is about the limits of unlimited power. Being born a half-elf Demi-Goddess from the world of Arton (a medieval like world that still practices magic), Victory was born to combat a menace of a cosmic magnitude. Victory can destroy an entire planet with a wave of her hand or heal herself from any mortal wound in a matter of minutes. Nevertheless, even with all this amazing power at her command, Victory cannot use this power to defeat her greatest enemy - loneliness.

THIS ISSUE:


Carolei punishes the now weakened Victoria, who was physically and mentally beaten last issue. Feeling the heartache of being away from her world and her loved ones, Victoria can no longer find the strength that is needed to protect herself and the crew of kids that unleashed her into the new world. Seeing that Victoria is losing her will to live (along with her fighting spirit), Flavius decides to interfere, giving Victoria new reasons to fight and live on. But will the words of Flavius be enough to stop Carolei and the real challenge of the Gargantuan Monster-God K'Athanoa? Read on Battle Hardened Gamers and find out!

COPYRIGHT:


Victory is ™ and Editora Talism, 2003. All rights reserved.

THE WALKING DEAD #2


(W) Robert Kirkman


(A) Tony Moore


BW 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series


In stores the week of November 5th.

THE CONCEPT:


How many hours are in a day when you don't spend half of them watching television? When is that last time any of us REALLY worked to get something that we wanted? How long has it been since any of us really NEEDED something that we WANTED? The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled, no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living.

THIS ISSUE:


Rick Grime's horrific adventure continues. Everything he knew is gone, and the search for his family begins. Rick sets out for Atlanta, the last known location of his wife and son. It's only a five-hour drive, but this is not the case when all the gas stations are closed and your car is out of gas. On top of that, there are new rules in this world. One of the most important... don't go into the city, any city... EVER. Rick doesn't know this rule... but he'll learn. From the guys behind BATTLE POPE and BRIT comes something COMPLETELY different.

COPYRIGHT:


The Walking Dead ™ and Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore, 2003. All right reserved.

WILDGUARD: CASTING CALL #3 (of 6)
(W/A) Todd Nauck


(Cover A) Todd Nauck


(Cover B) Arthur Adams


FC 32pp $2.95 Six-issue monthly finite series


In stores week of November 12th.

THE CONCEPT:


Lights…Camera… Action! The cameras are rolling for the auditions of a new made-for-TV superhero team: WildGuard. Hundreds of superheroes will try out, but only five will have what it takes to make the team… if they survive!

Join a host of heroes, through the agony of competition and unforeseen dangers, as they hope to be selected by a panel of judges, including the mysterious Producer "X". Who will make the cut? You make the call! Log on to www.wildguard.com and cast your vote for the hero you want to make the team.

Written and drawn by Todd Nauck, the artist of popular DC Comics series, Young Justice.

THIS ISSUE:


There are twenty finalists left! After last issue's battle royale, the auditions have not gone as planned, but the show must go on! What happened to the other WildGuard contenders? It's up to producer X and the remaining twenty to bring them back alive as the auditions continue.

COPYRIGHT:


WildGuard is and Todd Nauck 2003. All rights reserved.

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MAGDALENA VOL. 1 #3 MONSTER MART VARIANT
FC 32 pages net $3


Signed by Joe Benitez $19.95


Quantities limited. Allocations may occur.

BATTLE OF THE PLANETS: Manga #2
W: David Wohl Art: Edwin David


Step right up for issue that will dazzle your mind and make your senses reel. As the Battle of the Plants team continues their investigation of strange disappearances at a popular amusement park. What dangers lie ahead, and will our team survive the day? These questions and more await just ahead, as the spills, chills, and thrills, continue in BOTP:Manga #2.


B/W 32 pages $2.99

CURSED #2: "The Walking Dead"
(W) Fiona Avery/Tippi Blevins (P) Romano Molenaar (I) Kevin Conrad


Still reeling from her horrifying vision of the walking undead, Shan Beaumont sees herself in the future: Driven mad, just like her father. But she must find the truth. She and a friend Winston visit a modern-day Egyptian cult to find out what Victor Hahn is planning. To stop her, he sends an army of mummified dead but Cleopatra wards off the fiends, and offers to help Shan learn about the Osiris Amulet...and the truth about her past.

2 covers in a 50/50 ratio: 1 painted by Jim Silke, the 2nd by series artist Romano Molenaar


FC 32 pages $2.99

TOMB RAIDER #36 - "Black Legion" Part 2 of 3
(W) James Bonny (P) Tony Daniel (I) Jon Sibal (C) Tyson Wengler


Lara Croft saddles up for a modern day Western adventure as she rides into Arizona's Superstition Mountains in search of the fabled Lost Dutchman Gold Mine. She's menaced by the Black Legion, mystical Apache Warriors existing between time, as she's pursued by a band of cutthroats led by Lady Jasmine, a female nemesis who's more than a match for Lara Croft.


FC 32 pages $2.99 Continuing Series

TOMB RAIDER TAKEOVER- "TAKEOVER"
(W) James Bonny (P) Scott Benefiel (I) Jasen Rodriguez


When Lara Croft delivers a priceless artifact to a metropolitan museum for a black-tie reception, she comes dressed to kill-but in a slinky evening gown and without her guns! That's just fine until a group of heavily-armed party crashers take over the museum, and Lara Croft is forced to take on a high-tech gang of criminals armed with only her wits, nerves…and a pair of stiletto heels.


FC 32 pages $2.99 ONE SHOT

TOMB RAIDER #33 POSTER BY ADAM HUGHES
(ART) Adam Hughes


Don't forget to get your very own Tomb Raider #33 poster by the one and only Adam Hughes!


FC 24x36 inches inquire for pricing ($3.00 net)

Battle of the Planets: Destroy All Monsters
Trade Paperback


(W) Munier Sharrieff (P) Wilson Tortosa, Edwin David, Jo Chen (C) Udon


The end is here, and the future of the world is held in the balance. How will the G-Force team defeat the evil Zoltar, and stem the loss of life? Join us for the climactic conclusion to the Battle of the Plants series. Collecting issues 10-12, plus three of the dynamic 40 page specials; BOTP: Mark, BOTP: Jason, and BOTP/Witchblade. Six massive issue in all!


FC 208 pages $19.99 Trade Paper Back

 
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