Image Comics Solicitations for product shipping September, 2004

Fri, June 25th, 2004 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Image Comics has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for product shipping September, 2004.

ARTHUR SUYDAM: ALIEN ENCOUNTER PORTFOLIO

CONCEPT:


Get caught up in the wave of summer blockbuster Alien Vs. Predator! From renowned illustrator Arthur Suydam comes a limited and signed printing of his Aliens masterpieces presented for the first time ever in a large 11"x17" portfolio. Brilliant color and artistry meet in these images that positively jump off the page. See some of the finest Aliens art ever created in ALIEN ENCOUNTER PORTFOLIO.

"Gloriously gory use of color and style!" -Michael Golden, artist, "The 'Nam"

"Maxfield Parrish meets H.R. Giger" -Peter Koch, art dealer

THE PACKAGE:


S&N limited edition! Ten plates in a loose-leaf book! BONUS-features one lost Suydam "Aliens" piece!

ALSO AVAILABLE:


Own a rare original pencil sketch from the artist, limited to 25 portfolios. Ask for it!


Retail: $200.

Artist: Arthur Suydam


10 Plate Portfolio, 11X17: Signed and Numbered


FC -8 Plates; BW-2 plates

Retail: $38.95

ALIENS and ALIEN3 ™& © 2004, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

BRIAN HABERLIN'S DIGITAL ART TUTORIALS, SERIES 2
FC


29.95 each. Buy 3, get 1 free.

Each CD contains approximately 2 hours of step-by-step tutorial video plus all files needed to execute the tutorial (Photoshop software not included).

LEARN HOW TO CREATE DIGITAL ART FROM THE PROS!

LEARN PAINTING, INKING AND SPECIAL EFFECTS USING PHOTOSHOP!

LEARN IMPOSSIBLE-TO-FIND SECRETS!

Four different tutorials follow up the fast-selling first series with more to come! All CDs are compatible with both Mac and PC.

A) DIGITAL PAINTING PHOTO REAL FEATURING DREW!


Watch as Photoshop and pinup artist Drew teaches you the techniques used to create his famous piece RED. This tutorial is perfect for those wanting to learn a photo-realistic approach to creating art.


B) DIGITAL PAINTING, SMUDGE STYLE


Let Photoshop artist Brian Haberlin take you step-by-step through a digital painting using his smudge technique over a quick sketch by Philip Tan (X-Men). Learn techniques using a real-world metaphor. Take your own drawings/sketches to a painterly finish using the techniques on this CD.


C) DIGITAL INKING (featuring several projects)


Brian Haberlin takes you start to finish through a variety of techniques used by his studio to digitally ink the comics you see on the stands each month.


D) SPECIAL EFFECTS


Make your art compete with the big screen! Learn how to create and use special effects to complement your work. The accompanying book also features a library of over 25 pre-made effects that can be used freely in your own work, copyright-free, from star fields to explosions. Bring Lucas-level special effects to your superheroes and fantasy characters.


ALL CDS INCLUDE


· Line Art File to follow Tutorial


· Layered PSD (Photoshop file) File to Inspect


· Photoshop Palette Swatches

And an Adobe Reader PDF Manual Detailing


· Hardware


· Software


· Scanning


· Color setup


· Flatting


· Separation setup

CASEFILES: SAM & TWITCH #17
On sale 09.01


$2.95


monthly ongoing series


black & white


32 pages


written by MARC ANDREYKO


art by ANDY LEE


cover by GREG CAPULLO

CONCEPT


This is the second spin-off book featuring New York City police detectives Sam Burke and Twitch Williams, popular characters originally introduced in SPAWN. CASE FILES: SAM & TWITCH takes the crime noir world of Sam and Twitch to a darker level, featuring unique artwork and storytelling from MARC ANDREYKO and ANDY LEE.

THIS ISSUE


"Ancient Chinese Secret, Huh?" Part Five of Six


Not only are Sam and Twitch hip deep in heroin, dead Chinese gang casualties and a 700-year-old, extremely pissed-off vampiress, but Twitch is going to be late for his daughter's school play. And if the vampires scared you, wait 'til you see Mrs. Twitch in a bad mood! Plus: the MOST UNEXPECTED LAST PAGE…EVER.

MATURE READERS WARNING


CASE FILES: SAM & TWITCH is ™ and © Todd McFarlane Productions, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

DEEP SLEEPER #4 (of 4)
on sale 09.08


$2.95


four-issue miniseries


black & white


32 pages

written by PHIL HESTER


art & cover by MIKE HUDDLESTON

CONCEPT


Cole Gibson is a frustrated fiction writer who discovers that his vivid and disturbing nightmares are a doorway into a frightening hidden realm of reality. He soon learns that the dangers of this dream world are all too real and that the choices he makes there threaten not only his family, but his very existence.

THIS ISSUE


Cole's journey of loss and redemption comes to a mind-bending conclusion in a final confrontation with the unstoppable Dervish and his master, the immortal Ramman. Will Cole lose his soul to save his family?

MATURE READERS WARNING


DEEP SLEEPER is ™ and © Phil Hester & Mike Huddleston, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

FORSAKEN #2
On sale 09.01


$2.95


monthly ongoing series


full color


32 pages

written by CARMEN TREFFILETTI


art & color by KRISTIAN DONALDSON


inks by NICK ZAGAMI


cover by KRISTIAN DONALDSON

CONCEPT


In 2056, the surviving population of Earth resides in the massive metropolis of Megalon. But it's not alone: Earth and an alien planet called Krel have come to form a social and economic interdependence sustained by portal technology. Together, they strive to rebuild what they have lost and forget what they have destroyed.

THIS ISSUE


"The Light of Other Days" Part Two


As Delk and the four strangers find themselves face to face with the mysterious Agent Seagraves, the circumstances that led them there are revealed. An opportunity arises to test their meddle. Can these strangers trust each other enough to come out alive?

FORSAKEN is ™ and © Carmen Treffiletti, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

HAWAIIAN DICK: THE LAST RESORT #2 (of 4) RES
On sale 09.29


$2.95


four-issue monthly miniseries


full color


32 pages

written by B. CLAY MOORE


art by NICK DERINGTON


cover by STEVEN GRIFFIN

THE CONCEPT


In this long-awaited 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 a smorgasbord 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


With Mo missing, Byrd attempts to unravel the mystery behind the sabotage of the Seaside Sands and Coral Reef resorts. As Kahami heads into the surrounding villages, Byrd attempts to coax information from underworld strongman Stew Mulligan by drinking him under the table. Along the way, Byrd stumbles onto the secret behind the mob's fascination with Hawaii, Kahami uncovers the legends of the bay, Mo prepares for a date with hungry sharks, and Stew comes face-to-face with his own mortality.

HAWAIIAN DICK is ™ and © B. Clay Moore & Steven Griffin, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

INVINCIBLE #17
09.15


$2.95


monthly ongoing series


full color


32 pages

written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art by RYAN OTTLEY


cover by CORY WALKER & BILL CRABTREE

CONCEPT


Mark Grayson is just like everyone else his age, except that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet. And now he's begun to inherit his father's powers. It all 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


Old doors close as new ones open. Mark Grayson, AKA Invincible, has reached the end of his high school years. Watch as our hero dons that goofy-looking cap and gown and hope some big super-villain doesn't crash his graduation ceremony. Then again, what are the chances of THAT happening?

INVINCIBLE is ™ and © Robert Kirkman & Cory Walker, 2003. All Rights Reserved.

INVINCIBLE, VOL. 1: FAMILY MATTERS TP (2nd printing)
09.15


$2.95


monthly ongoing series


full color


32 pages

written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover by CORY WALKER


cover by CORY WALKER & BILL CRABTREE

CONCEPT


Mark Grayson is just like everyone else his age, except that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet. And now he's begun to inherit his father's powers. It all 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 BOOK


Nominated for an Eisner Award for best new series! Wizard's Book of the Month for March 2004! Loved by fans and pros alike! This TPB is your chance to get in on the ground floor, because it all starts here. Strange things happen to Mark Grayson as he begins to develop superpowers. Luckily, his dad is around to show him the ropes…when he's not out saving the world himself. Don't miss a second of this hot new series!

COLLECTS INVINCIBLE# 1-4

INVINCIBLE is ™ and © Robert Kirkman & Cory Walker, 2003. All Rights Reserved.

JACK STAFF #7 (RES)
on sale 09.15


$3.50


bimonthly ongoing series


full color


32 pages

written & illustrated by PAUL GRIST


cover by PAUL GRIST

CONCEPT


Jack Staff is Britain's Greatest Hero! Tom-Tom the Robot Man isn't really a robot. Or a man. Becky Burdock is a Vampire Reporter. Q investigates crimes involving the weird and the bizarre: the Question Mark Crimes. Now you can follow their adventures in each and every issue of JACK STAFF!

THIS ISSUE


He's called the Shadow and he's an ambiguous, amoral enigma. But when Becky Burdock finds herself at the mercy of a group of monster hunters, the Shadow is the only one who can save her!

JACK STAFF is ™ and ©Paul Grist, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

LIBERTY MEADOWS, BOOK 3: SUMMER OF LOVE HC
on sale 09.22


$24.95


hardcover collection


black and white


144 pages

written & illustrated by Frank Cho


cover by Frank Cho

CONCEPT


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

THIS BOOK


As the summer approaches, Brandy secretly falls in love with Frank. But around the corner, a catastrophe of global proportions awaits. Brandy must battle her evil counterpart from a parallel universe to save Frank and the animal sanctuary! This is the third collection of the award-winning comic book series, LIBERTY MEADOWS. All the comic strips within are completely remastered and uncensored, and this volume also includes a cover art gallery, extensive sketch and illustration sections, plus a complete, never-before-published LIBERTY MEADOWS short story.

Collects LIBERTY MEADOWS #19 - 27

LIBERTY MEADOWS is ™ and ©Frank Cho, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, VOL. 3 #8
On sale 09.22


$2.95


monthly ongoing series


full color


32 pages

written by RYAN FOLEY


art & cover by MIKE O'HARE

CONCEPT


In a realm where sorcery meets science, The Masters of the Universe set forth to protect all of Eternia from the onslaught of Skeketor and his evil forces. It's an epic tale of good versus evil, with 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


Orko's desire to return home escalates, and he seeks out a way to return to Trolla. In the process, he discovers important clues about Eternia's past and how his ancient relatives played an important part in the history of the world they know.

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by, and used under license from, Mattel, Inc. © 2004 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

NOBLE CAUSES #3
On sale 09.22


$2.95


monthly ongoing series


full color


32 pages

written by JAY FAERBER


art & cover A by FRAN BUENO


cover B by RODOLFO MIGLIARI

CONCEPT


Bookstore clerk Liz Donnelly is a stranger in a strange land: an everyday person who married into a family of celebrity super-heroes! Behind the glamour and wonder lurk dark secrets, ruthless ambition and twisted desires.

THIS ISSUE


A source approaches Race and Liz with information that casts Krennick in a bad light, a surprising figure aids Detective O'Mega in his investigation of Krennick and Rusty and his teammates face overwhelming odds on their secret mission.



NOBLE CAUSES is ™ and © Jay Faerber, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

NYC MECH #6
On sale 09.1


$2.95


monthly ongoing series


full color


32 pages

written by MILES GUNTER & IVAN BRANDON


art by ANDY MACDONALD


cover by KELSEY SHANNON

CONCEPT


Eight million robots walk the streets, but this isn't science fiction. This is New York City, top to bottom, from a basement in the last Brooklyn ghetto to the clouds above a penthouse suite on Park Avenue. These are robots in agony, ecstasy and everything in between, searching for love, sex or just enough spare change to get them through the day.

THIS ISSUE


The outside reflects the in, as the east coast falls prey to a historic blackout that darkens everything but the night sky. Under cover of plain sight, all the wrong types come out to play. Headed away from both sides of the law, Marco witnesses the fulfillment of all of his fears. With the power down throughout the city, will secrets come to light?

NYC MECH is ™ and © Ivan Brandon, Miles Gunter & Andy MacDonald, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

PSCYTHE #1 (of 2)
on sale 08.04


$3.95


two issue mini-series


black & white


40 pages

written & illustrated by MARK TEXEIRA


front cover by MARK TEXEIRA

CONCEPT


Following the end of Lucifer's war, his legions of angels were banished to Hell to suffer an eternity for their actions. For one of the fallen, the suffering is about to end. Pscythe, once one of the most powerful angelic entities, has been granted a chance for redemption. To succeed, it must inhabit the subconsciousness of a human vessel in order to understand and appreciate the lessons on Earth that it did not learn in Heaven or Hell. Without her knowledge, Angela, a novice bounty hunter, is chosen to be that vessel, placing her in the middle of a spiritual struggle for Pscythe's allegiance.

PSCYTHE is ™ and © MARK TEXEIRA, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

PLUS: INDUSTRY OF WAR
written by JORDAN RASKIN & ANDREW LELLING


art by JORDAN RASKIN


back cover by JORDAN RASKIN

CONCEPT


Undercover military agents are charged with the responsibility of hunting down missing bio-symbiotic weaponry that has fallen into the hands of the general public. All hell breaks loose when the agents realize the latest weapon on their list was programmed with an assassination mission during the Gulf War, just prior to being shelved for malfunction. Will the agents find it before it completes its misguided mission?

MATURE READERS WARNING


INDUSTRY OF WAR is ™ and © Jordan Raskin, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

PUTTIN' THE BACKBONE BACK - AN ART BOOK BY JIM MAHFOOD
on sale 09.29


$9.95


trade paperback


black & white


120 pages

Written & illustrated by JIM MAHFOOD


Cover by JIM MAHFOOD

CONCEPT


Popular underground artist Jim Mahfood (BAD IDEAS, STUPID COMICS, GRRL SCOUTS) has rummaged through his sketchbooks and journals to produce this epic little art book showcasing never-before-seen sketches, girlie drawings, ideas, short comic strips and much, much more! This is an absolute must-have for Mahfood maniacs and fans of cool art everywhere.

MATURE READERS WARNING


PUTTIN' THE BACKBONE BACK is ™ and © Jim Mahfood, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

PvP #11
on sale 09.15


$2.95


monthly ongoing series


black & white


32 pages

written & illustrated by SCOTT KURTZ


art & cover by ERIK LARSEN & SCOTT KURTZ

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


Brent conducts a study to test the effects of violent video games on


kids. When loveable oaf Skull the Troll is accidentally exposed to the gruesome images, it sends him on an uncontrollable rampage. Who can stop the 400-pound Troll from destroying the city? The Savage Dragon is willing to give it a shot!



PvP is ™ and © Scott R. Kurtz, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

ROB ZOMBIE'S SPOOK SHOW INTERNATIONAL OMNIBUS
on sale 09.15


$4.95


monthly ongoing series


full color


48 pages

written by ROB ZOMBIE


art by PAT BOUTIN, GENE COLAN, WILL CONRAD, KIERON DWYER & MIGUEL MONTENEGRO


cover by EJ SU

CONCEPT


Music superstar ROB ZOMBIE pens three original terrifying tales of horror and suspense in each issue!

THIS ISSUE


No one can get enough Zombie in their life! That's why the sold out issues #3 and 4 have been resurrected for this special omnibus edition! All the spook, twice the show and always international! Get your copy before everyone else does. Otherwise you'll find yourself crying in your sleep… and it won't be because we didn't warn you!

MATURE READERS WARNING


ROB ZOMBIE'S SPOOK SHOW INTERNATIONAL™ and associated trademarks designated by ™ are U.S. trademarks of Rob Zombie© 2004. All Rights Reserved.

SAVAGE DRAGON #118
On sale 09.29


$2.95


ongoing monthly miniseries


full color


32 pages

written & illustrated by ERIK LARSEN


Cover by ERIK LARSEN

CONCEPT


Chicago super-cop-turned-savior-and-celebrity Savage Dragon fights a never-ending battle to restore order to a world in chaos.

THIS ISSUE


The return of Arachnid! While unknown forces conspire to put the Savage Dragon into the White House, one of his earliest foes works to put him in the grave. Another fantastic, full-length SAVAGE DRAGON epic by series creator Erik Larsen, plus the final chapter of the Mighty Man serial by Erik Larsen and Mark Englert. Over 30 pages of comic book goodness for the same low price make this the biggest bargain in comics! SAVAGE DRAGON comes with our highest possible recommendation!

SAVAGE DRAGON is ® and © Erik Larsen, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

SAVAGE DRAGON, VOL. 10: ENDGAME HC
On sale 09.15


$49.95


limited edition hardcover


full color


144 pages

written & illustrated by ERIK LARSEN


Cover by ERIK LARSEN

THE CONCEPT


Savage Dragon, Chicago's super-cop, goes up against the combined forces of his most notorious foes and pays the ultimate price!

THIS ISSUE


Collected for the first time: The six issues that changed the face of the SAVAGE DRAGON for all time! Desperate to help his friends in their time of need, Dragon deserts Special Operations Strikeforce and heads home to Chicago to stop the Vicious Circle. But can our harrowed hero hope to halt the combined forces of his most fiendish foes? The answer will amaze and astound you!

Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #47-52

SAVAGE DRAGON is ® and © Erik Larsen, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

SAVAGE DRAGON: GOD WAR #3 (of 3)
On sale 09.08


$2.95


three-issue monthly miniseries


full color


32 pages

written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


Art and cover by MARK ENGLERT

CONCEPT


Found unconscious and naked in a burning field, a super-powered amnesiac was recruited by the Chicago Police to help fight their war on crime. Now the ex-cop fights a never-ending battle to restore order to a world in chaos. Savage Dragon fights to save the city of Chicago and the world itself from the sinister forces of evil.

THIS ISSUE


The end is nigh! Dragon and what's left of the Gods must unite to stop an ancient evil that threatens to end all life on this planet. This epic battle will not soon be forgotten in this or any other realm. Dragon has faced off against many threats in his time, but nothing like this. Dragon fans past and present: Do not miss this issue!

SAVAGE DRAGON is ® and © Erik Larsen, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

SMALL GODS #4
On sale 09.22


$2.95


monthly ongoing series


black & white


32 pages

written by JASON RAND


art & cover by JUAN E. FERREYRA

CONCEPT


In 1991, after decades of skepticism and disbelief, the existence of psychic powers has finally been proven. Today, an estimated 1% of the world's population possesses psychic abilities. But these people are not superheroes. In most ways, they're just ordinary people, living ordinary lives. They have families, careers and dreams. They eat, sleep, live…and die.

THIS ISSUE


"Killing Grin," Part Four


Despite the best efforts of precog detective Owen Young and his friends, the secret that will put them all behind bars is about to be revealed. Owen is left with one final chance to save himself, but doing so means ending a man's life. In a tense confrontation in Farrell's apartment, Owen must finally face what he's become and make a decision that may haunt him for the rest of his life.

SMALL GODS is ™ and © Rand Ratinac, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

SPAWN #138 (RES)
On sale 09.29


$2.50


monthly ongoing series


full color


32 pages

written by BRIAN HOLGUIN & TODD McFARLANE


art by ANGEL MEDINA & DANNY MIKI


cover by GREG CAPULLO & TODD McFARLANE

CONCEPT


Al Simmons, once the U.S. government's greatest soldier and most effective assassin, was mercilessly executed by his own men. Resurrected in a flawed agreement with the powers of darkness, Simmons was reborn as a creature from the depths of Hell. Disfigured, homeless and alone, the warrior now known as Spawn wanders the shadowy alleys of New York City in search of his past life.

THIS ISSUE


"A THOUSAND CLOWNS," Part Five


The island of Manhattan is plunged into darkness and a demented army of The Clown's minions runs amok, turning the city streets into the devil's playground. Now a wounded and weary Spawn battles against hope to bring salvation to a city driven to the very edge of chaos. Before the dawn comes, there will be a heavy price to pay. Meanwhile, Mammon offers Nyx an alternate history of Heaven and Hell.

*Art shown is not the cover.

SPAWN is ™ and © Todd McFarlane Productions, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

SUPERPATRIOT: WAR ON TERROR #3 (of 4)
on sale 09.08


$2.95


monthly four-issue miniseries


full color


32 pages

written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art by E.J. SU


cover by CORY WALKER & BILL CRABTREE



CONCEPT


Super soldier Johnny Armstrong has been battling the forces of evil since World War II. In the early '90s it seemed his career had come to an end. His arms and legs missing, the result of a deadly battle with Chicago's notorious Vicious Circle, Johnny was rebuilt into the ultimate killing machine. More machine than man, Johnny has settled into life with his new wife, Claire Bono. They're thinking of buying a cat.

THIS ISSUE


Baron Blitzkrieg has begun his whirlwind tour of the USA, conquering town after town on his way. An unstoppable force is sweeping across this great nation with little to no resistance. Where is SuperPatriot? Where is America's Fighting Force? This is NOT the time for cuddling with the wife. There's a country to save!

SUPERPATRIOT is ® and © Robert Kirkman, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

SYPHONS TP
on sale 09.29


$14.95


trade paperback


black & white


96 pages

written by ALLEN CURTIS


illustrated by MARK BEACHUM


cover by MARK BEACHUM

CONCEPT


THE SYPHONS APPLICATION is the story of four young adults endowed with alien siphoning powers. They do not fight crime, but defend Earth from alien assault through the Syphon Gate. This science-fiction thriller follows the search for one lost member and his powerful transformation into something far from human.

Collects SYPHONS Volume II, #1-3

SYPHONS is ™ and ©Allen Curtis, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

ULTRA #2 (of 8)
on sale 09.08


$2.95


monthly eight-issue miniseries


full color


32 pages

written by JONATHAN & JOSHUA LUNA


art & cover by JONATHAN LUNA



CONCEPT


In Spring City, where superheroes blur the lines between law enforcement and celebrity, Pearl Penalosa, AKA Ultra, is a workaholic. At the prestigious agency Heroine Inc., she has earned a legion of fans, a nomination for Best Heroine of the Year and a perfect life. Or so she thinks, until a chance encounter with a mysterious fortune-teller opens her world to new possibilities.

THIS ISSUE


"Seven Days," Part Two


To Pearl Penalosa, the busiest crime fighter in Spring City, the fortune-teller's prophecy of finding true love within seven days looks doubtful when her idea of a good catch means busting a bad guy with minimal collateral damage. Despite her friends' optimism, Pearl is initially skeptical. But after experiencing a series of serendipitous events, a girl can't help but wonder.

ULTRA is ™ and © Luna Brothers Productions, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

VICTORY, VOL. 2 #2 (of 4)
on sale 09.01


$2.95


monthly four-issue miniseries


full color


32 pages

written by ROBERT MARCELO CASSARO & PETRA LEAO


art by EDU FRANCISCO


cover by EDU FRANCISCO

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


The stakes are raised when the new Dark Force makes his play for dominance. Now Victória and her newfound companions must push forward to learn the secrets behind their new foe and his plans for the Earth. With power a hundred times greater than the destructive force of the former Monster, God K'Athanoa, the Dark Force could easily tear this planet apart. Placing her pride aside, Victória now seeks the aid of the Heavenly Knights in order to quickly bring about the defeat of what appears to be an unbeatable foe.

VICTORY is ™ and © Editora Talismă, 2004 and Produced by CFZ. All Rights Reserved.

THE WALKING DEAD #12
on sale 09.01


$2.95


monthly ongoing miniseries


black & white


32 pages

written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art by CHARLIE ADLARD


cover by TONY MOORE



THE CONCEPT


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: There is 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


It always comes down to this: At any moment, a zombie could leap out of the shadows and end your life. At last, it seems like there is a cause that unites mankind to end all our petty squabbles. But no. It's never that simple. Now Rick has a gun to his head.

MATURE READERS WARNING


THE WALKING DEAD is ™ and © Robert Kirkman, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

WATERLOO SUNSET #2 (of 4)
on sale 09.22


$6.95


monthly ongoing miniseries


black & white


56 pages

written by ANDREW STEPHENSON


art & cover by TREVOR GORING

THE CONCEPT


When it happened, Earth was appalled. It seemed a hurt beyond healing. But the world moved on…all except London. In the heart of that city, high technology has failed. Survivors scrape a medieval living. Great buildings stand idle. Complex machinery sits frozen. A ruthless Mayor rules the people while the mysterious Cartel dominates both. Moving between them is Esau the Hunter. Now an impatient and powerful world wants this wreck to die…quickly. The outcome rests on the shoulders of the Hunter, and it's a responsibility he does not want.

THIS ISSUE


"Moving In High Places" and "A Game Of Yak And Yaffle"


Esau has agreed to escort Nina to meet London's overlords, despite the dangers. There, he will meet his forgotten past. Major discoveries wait for all beyond the doors of the Cartel HQ.

WATERLOO SUNSET is © Andrew Stephenson & Trevor Goring, 2004.


All Rights Reserved.

WONDERLAND OGN
on sale 09.22


$6.95


graphic novella


full color


64 pages

written by DEREK WATSON


art & cover by KIT WALLIS

CONCEPT


In a future torn apart by conventional, chemical and biological warfare, three teenagers struggle to retain their humanity and survive against seemingly overwhelming odds. Brought up in isolation by a father intent on protecting them from the hostile environment that threatens their very existence, they face a danger more horrifying than anything they have faced before: a flesh-deforming plague of epic proportions.

When their father fails to return from a routine foraging mission, the teenagers find their lives thrown into turmoil and uncertainty by the alarming increase in attacks on them by cannibalistic, mutated humans. Although frightened to leave the relative security of their home and fully aware of the disturbing possibility that he may already be dead, the group risks everything to find their missing father.

WONDERLAND is © Derek Watson & Kit Wallis, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

McFARLANE TOYS SOLICITATIONS o JULY 2004

Spawn Series 26: The Art of Spawn
McFarlane Toys


Item #: 11320


Again, our toy designers return to the source - the Spawn comic book - as inspiration for a compelling and insanely detailed new series of action figures. Featuring two stunning examples of the core Hellspawn, a Dark Ages Spawn and three popular supporting characters (Curse, Tremor and Tiffany), this line is sure to please any Spawn comic book fan.


The item ships 12 per case. $5.99 each. $83.88 per case.


September 2004


Spawn i.08


Spawn i.07


Spawn dai.01


The Curse i.spawnbible


Tremor i.spawnbible


Tiffany i.spawnbible

Spawn Series 26 deluxe boxed set
McFarlane Toys


Item #: 11340


Spawn vs. Cy-Gor i.057 is the deluxe boxed set for Spawn Series 26. Based on seminal fight scene artwork from Spawn issue 57, this two-pack allows interaction between our Hell-born anti-hero Spawn and the cybernetically enhanced monkey Cy-Gor. Sure to be a huge hit with comic books fans.


The item ships 4 per case. $12.99 each. $83.88 per case.


September 2004

McFarlane's Sports Picks: NHL Legends
McFarlane Toys


Item #: 71470


At long last, our first series of NHL Legends is ready to skate into stores. Featuring classic players from several eras, our first NHL Legends series is sure to please true hockey fans. Each is accurately period detailed in official team uniform with equipment and base.


The item ships 12 per case. $6.99 each. $83.88 per case.


September 2004


Wayne Gretzky, center, Los Angeles Kings


Wayne Gretzky, center, Edmonton Oilers


Gerry Cheevers, goalie, Boston Bruins


Frank Mahovlich, left wing, Toronto Maple Leafs


Yvan Cournoyer, right wing, Montreal Canadiens

Elvis 3: Live in Vegas, 1970
McFarlane Toys


Item #: 12413


McFarlane Toys' third Elvis action figure features the King of Rock 'n' Roll based on reference from a live concert in Las Vegas in 1970. Completely capturing Elvis' essence, this impeccably detailed figure includes a custom marquee base and microphone.


The item ships 6 per case. $7.99 each. $47.94 per case.


September 2004

Elvis 12-inch
McFarlane Toys


Item #: 12414


The same incredible sculpt as our previously released Elvis '68 Comeback Special action figure, but now available in 12-inch scale. This scale truly shows off the unparalleled detail of this representation of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Includes custom base with chair, guitar and microphone with stand.


The item ships 4 per case. $19.99 each. $79.96 per case.


September 2004

NASCAR Series 3
ActionMcFarlane


Item #: 32856


ActionMcFarlane proudly announces the driver lineup for NASCAR Series 3, featuring two legends, six active Nextel Cup drivers and one NHRA phenom. This is the specialty version of this line, with drivers featuring different paint applications and bases than the mass-market versions.


The item ships 12 per case. $5.99 each FOB Hong Kong.


September 2004


Dale Earnhardt


Jamie McMurray


Kevin Harvick


Darrell Waltrip


Dale Earnhardt Jr.


Tony Stewart


John Force


Michael Waltrip


Dale Jarrett

TOP COW PRODUCTIONS SOLICITATIONS o SEPTEMBER 2004

The times, they are a-changin'…and in rather interesting ways. Just look and see:

Look at Darkness. After a GREAT run by Ron Marz, we've moved to the next batter in our "rotating writer" lineup with Frank Tieri. Since his name is "Tieri," well…let's just say Frank understands the Mafioso-meets-supernatural flair this book demands. You'll feel it on the page. Maybe the ONLY guy who can deliver real-world horror even better might be…David Lapham, he of Stray Bullets fame. And we will be VERY proud to welcome David into the fold with Darkness #17 in November.

Hey, look at Witchblade. Writer Ian Edginton grabbed us all with Batman/Aliens II, and he's currently setting up events in Witchblade that will be felt for a very long time. And since I'd have to be nine shades of stupid (last I checked, I was only eight) to let a writer of Ron Marz' abilities outta my sight, you can look forward to the Return of Marz as the regular write next month with Witchblade #80.

You'll find Tony Daniel frequenting the books this month. Tony lends his artistic stylings to Witchblade, all the while cranking out the work of his life on Humankind, our new sci-fi adventure. Take it from me: Humankind is the work of Tony's life, what he was born to do.

And from here, it only gets better. The next new project of Wanted stature? Look for it in 2005, and look for it time and time again. We're pulling in writers from comics, novels, animation, TV, you-name-it. A boatload of new releases will be coming…a lot of it, spinning out of what we have right here.

The times, they are a-changin'. Be ready.

Jim McLauchlin


Editor-in-Chief, Top Cow Productions

STILL AVAILABLE


Order now!


Blood Legacy: Young Ones


Darkness: Wanted Dead (the lead-in to THIS month's Darkness #15!)


Darkness (vol. 2) #8-#9


Darkness Poster #3 & #4


Tomb Raider Magazine #1


Tomb Raider: Takeover

"PAGE 1" PRODUCTS

HUMANKIND #1 SIGNED BY TONY DANIEL
The initial issue of the exciting new sci-fi series is autographed by writer/artist Tony Daniel!


$19.99 SRP

TOMB RAIDER: ARABIAN NIGHTS SIGNED BY BILLY TAN
This gorgeous, fully painted Tomb Raider adventure is personally autographed by artist extrordinaire Billy Tan!


$19.99 SRP

COMMON GROUNDS READER SET
All six issues of the amazing, critically acclaimed series are here, at a smidge below original cover price! Features art by the industry's FINEST including George Pérez, Carlos Pacheco, Chris Bachalo, Ethan van Sciver and more!


$14.99 SRP

HUMANKIND #2
(W) Tony Daniel (P) Tony Daniel (I) Kevin Conrad (Col) Richard and Tanya Horie


Bruno is on the run, accused of the murder of dozens of people on the planet Thera. The only way to earn his freedom is to fight his way out of a blood-soaked Gladiator arena. But Detective Alia Sparrow and her hulking sidekick, Greta the Enforcer, know the truth behind the murders-and who really stands to gain from them.


Conspiracy, androids, and hot chicks on motorcycles abound in this great new sci-fi series!


Full Color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

HUMANKIND POSTER
By Tony Daniel and Richard and Tanya Horie


Sizzlin'-hot detective Alia Sparrow and her robotic bodyguard Greta the Enforcer are on the cover of Humankind #2, and on this great poster! Take 'em home, put 'em on your wall!


Full color 24x36 inches Please inquire for pricing (net $3) Poster

THE DARKNESS #15
"Streets Run Red," part 2 of 3


(W) Frank Tieri (P) Martin Montiel (I) Matt "BATT" Banning (Col) Matt Milla (Cov) Dale Keown


Wolverine scribe and mob expert (don't ask…) Frank Tieri brings The Darkness down a "Sopranos" path! Don Alberto has returned from the dead, and Darkness-bearer Jackie Estacado now faces off against a mafia kingpin with unworldly powers.


Full color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

MYTH WARRIORS ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL
(W) Robert Place Napton (Art) Ph (Cov) Francis Manapul


Eric Volker is a typical skateboarding Los Angeles teenager. But everything changes when he discovers the amulet that controls Ares-an ancient, gigantic mecha warrior. Eric takes the pilot seat and becomes embroiled in an intergalactic war against the Anibus and Osiris mechs, in a battle that will decide the fate of the Earth! Manga master Robert Place Napton (Appleseed, Macross) delivers "manga trade" action wrapped in a beautiful cover by Francis Manapul (Witchblade)!


b/w 128 pages $9.99 original digest-sized trade paperback

WITCHBLADE #79
"t'k," part 1 of 2


(W) Ian Edginton (P and I) Tony Daniel (Cov) Tony Daniel


When a powerful player in the Top Cow universe is found dead, NYPD detective and Witchblade-wielder Sara Pezzini is on the case. But what Sara find goes much deeper than any routine homicide, and the reverberations will be felt throughout the Top Cow Universe for months to come!


Full Color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

TOMB RAIDER #46
"Gathering Storm," part 1 of 3


(W) James Bonny (P) Eric Basaldua (Col) Tyson Wengler Covers by Adam Hughes and Eric Basaldua, available as individual order codes


Lara Croft is contacted by Witchblade-bearer Sara Pezzini, who informs her that a powerful player in the Top Cow Universe has been murdered. Lara takes up a search to find a missing artifact connected to the case which brings her all the way to the Vatican…where a powerful emissary is dispatched to stop the Tomb Raider in her tracks!


Full color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

ALEX ROSS: BATTLE OF THE PLANETS ARTBOOK
(Cover and art) Alex Ross


Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Battle of the Planets" with Top Cow as we showcase amazing artwork from the smash-hit comic series! Stunning art from Alex Ross presented in its original, untouched form! Including a new cover and introduction from Alex Ross.


Full color 24 pages $2.99 one-shot special

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