Image Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping November, 2005

Tue, August 16th, 2005 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 November, 2005.

Image Solicitations - Last Six Months

IMAGE COMICS HC (RES) - GEM
written by ERIK LARSEN, TODD McFARLANE, MARC SILVESTRI & JIM VALENTINO


art & cover by ERIK LARSEN, TODD McFARLANE, MARC SILVESTRI & JIM VALENTINO

At last! After years of waiting, the much-anticipated IMAGE COMICS HC is here! The four remaining Image founders return to the characters that made them sensations for a celebration of the creation of Image. The never-before-seen origin of Savage Dragon! A turning point in the life of Spawn - featuring TODD McFARLANE's first full-length comics work in nearly 10 years! The final fate of CyberForce! The future of ShadowHawk! Plus: an introduction by former Image Executive Director and legendary Beanworld creator LARRY MARDER and a quartet of special features by each of the founders covering Image - past, present and future!

A long time coming - this special hardcover is finally finished and ready to ship ON TIME!

ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS HAVE DECOMPOSED

November 2 o 128 pg o FC o $24.99


Limited S&N Slipcase Edition $75.00 (limited to 1000 copies)

ASCEND SPECIAL EDITION HC (RES)
created & written by KEITH AREM


art & cover by CHRISTOPHER SHY

ASCEND is set in a time of post-apocalyptic heaven, where the battle for human souls will determine the outcome of a war with Hell. The war has ravaged the universe, and to sustain their armies, Heaven has "harvested" the souls of earth to fight in their battle.

The ASCEND SPECIAL EDITION HC includes lots of behind the scenes information, over 20 new pages, completely remastered art and lettering and an extended alternate ending.

ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELLED

November 9 o 192 pg o FC o $34.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

BODY BAGS: 3 THE HARD WAY (ONE-SHOT)
written by JASON PEARSON


art & wrap-around cover by JASON PEARSON

Due to the overwhelming success of the BODY BAGS: FATHER'S DAY collection, JASON PEARSON is ready to bring his fans a brand-spanking new Mack and Panda adventure! In "Hit da Switches!" Panda tells all about Mack's killing machine on wheels, "Da Boss." Of course, what fun would it be without a demonstration?

As an added bonus, this edition contains two Body Bags short stories ("World Destroyer" and "It's About Time"), reprinted and in color for the first time ever. This is a must read for all Body Bags fans, and will get you ready for January's BODY BAGS: ONE SHOT 48 pages of al-new, all-original Body Bags badness!

November 30 o 48 pg o FC o $5.99

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INDUSTRY OF WAR (ONE-SHOT)
written by JORDAN RASKIN & ANDREW LELLING


art & cover by JORDAN RASKIN

Two undercover military agents are charged with the responsibility of hunting down missing malfunctioning experimental weaponry created for the foot soldier, which mistakenly gets into the hands of the general public. All hell breaks loose when the agents discover that not only has the latest weapon on their list been found by a recently paroled ex-gang member, it was programmed with an assassination mission before being shelved for its malfunctioning design. The agents must stop him from completing his mission, unravel the details of the assassination plot - all while uncovering the conspiracy behind a Gulf War cover up. Writer/Illustrator Jordan Raskin marks his return to comics with this intense sci-fi political action thriller.

November 16 o 72 PG o BW o $7.99

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ROCK'N'ROLL (ONE-SHOT)
written by FÁBIO MOON & GABRIEL BÁ


art by FÁBIO MOON, GABRIEL BÁ, BRUNO D'ANGELO & KAKO


cover by FÁBIO MOON

Romeo and Kelsie just want to go home, but life has other plans. Strange things happen all around in a story about that music that follows you wherever you go. When it comes to rock 'n' roll, you don't have to understand what they're saying to know what they're talking about.

November 16 o 32 pg o BW o $3.50

SPAWN MANGA, VOL. 1 TP
written & illustrated by JUZO TOKORO


cover by BRIAN HABERLIN & JUZO TOKORO

You've never see Spawn like this before! 200 pages of glorious manga by famous Japanese manga master JUZO TOKORO! New Spawns! New and classic villains! What more could any fan want?

November 9 o 200 pg o BW o $9.99

A DISTANT SOIL, VOL. 4: CODA TP
written by COLLEEN DORAN


art & cover by COLLEEN DORAN

CONCEPT


A foiled coup attempt results in a power vacuum that leaves this alien world without its treasured weapon. The aliens have no choice but to take Liana as their reluctant new Avatar. Only an angry slave and a small group of resistance fighters can free her and the universe from the dangers of her power. Over a decade in the making, A DISTANT SOIL: CODA is the fourth volume and penultimate chapter in this science fiction/fantasy saga.

Collects portions of A DISTANT SOIL 32-37. Includes a selection of previously unpublished art.

ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELLED

November 23 o 164 pages o BW o $17.99

LIMITED EDITION S&N HARDCOVER $29.95

BATTLE POPE, VOL 1: GENESIS TP
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover by TONY MOORE & VAL STAPLES

If you missed out on BATTLE POPE the first time around, now is your chance to find out what everyone was talking about! It's the end of the world and few are worthy of passage to heaven, not even the Pope. God leaves behind Saint Michael, the leader of his army, to act as a guardian for the humans. He fails, and is held captive by Lucifer. God then enlists the aide of the Pope to rescue Michael, and leaves his son Jesus H. Christ to assist him in his quest. Now presented in FULL-COLOR!

Collects BATTLE POPE #1-4

November 30 o 120 pg o FC o $12.99

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DAWN, VOL. 3: THREE TIERS HC
written by JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER


art & cover by JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER

Here is the collection you've been waiting for! JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER has put three long years into creating this epic work - but you get to read it all at once! In a post-apocalyptic Europa, Dawn leads New York warrior Darrian Ashoka through wars, disasters and fire. His dangerous liaisons bring him up against the three faces of the Goddess. Is Dawn a virgin, a queen or a whore? Is Darrian the earthly manifestation of Death, the Horned God? On his quest for Dawn, Darrian faces dragons, fights duels and shatters mirrors. Will Dawn ultimately make his dreams come true, or his nightmares a reality?

Collects DAWN: THREE TIERS #1-6

November 22 o 176 pg o FC o $39.99


Signed & Numbered Limited Edition $49.99

DEATH, JR. TP
written by GARY WHITTA


art & cover by TED NAIFEH

When a school field trip to the local museum coincides with coming-of-age angst and an overly inquisitive friend (a cute goth girl named Pandora), Junior releases something terrible on the world... and its up to him to fix it. Features an awesome cast of back-up characters, including Stigmartha, who's hands bleed when she gets nervous, Smith & Weston, two twins conjoined at the head and The Seep, a foul-mouthed, armless, legless fetus in a tube.

November 9 o 144 pages o FC o $14.99

FADE FROM GRACE TP
created by JEFFF AMANO


written by GABRIEL BENSON


art & cover by JEFF AMANO

The most powerful superhero love story in years is finally collected!

"My husband was a hero, but he never cared about the fame and I love him for it. I just loved him."


- Grace, wife of the superhero called Fade.

Includes all five critically acclaimed issues, commentary and cover gallery.

November 16 o 136 pages o FC o $14.99

THE GIFT, VOL 2: CONSEQUENCES TP
written by RAVEN GREGORY


art by TYLER KIRKHAM, RICH BONK, CRISTINA LOPEZ, JASON KEITH & SONIA OBACK


Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM

The Ancient One's search for humans to receive items of incredible power continues and the reasons behind his mission becomes clearer each step of the way. A grocery store bag boy receives the power to control people's minds, a bum discovers he can control electricity, a father makes the ultimate sacrifice, a teenage girl learns first hand the dangers of smoking, and a fat high school kid becomes the pawn in a timeless struggle between the forces of good and evil. All this, plus an introduction from PAUL JENKINS!

Collects THE GIFT #6-10

November 30 o 128 pages o FC o $14.99

GIRLS, VOL. 1: CONCEPTION TP
written by JOSHUA LUNA


art & cover by JONATHAN LUNA

Ethan Daniels is a typical bachelor who suffers from one, infallible truth: dealing with the opposite sex can be complicated. One night, he bumps into a mysterious woman who will change his life… and maybe even the world.

November 23 o 152 pg o FC o $14.99

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IMAGE FIRST TP
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN, JOSHUA LUNA & RICK REMENDER


art by KIERON DWYER, JONATHAN LUNA, TONYMOORE, ERIC NGUYEN & SALGOOD SAM

If you missed out on the first issues of THE WALKING DEAD (written by ROBERT KIRKMAN with art by TONY MOORE), GIRLS (written by JOSHUA LUNA with art by JONATHAN LUNA), SEA OF RED (written by RICK REMENDER & KIERON DWYER with art by KIERON DWYER & SALGOOD SAM and STRANGE GIRL (written by RICK REMENDER with art by ERIC NGUYEN), now's your chance to sample each in a specially-priced introductory volume.

COLLECTS THE WALKING DEAD #1, GIRLS #1, SEA OF RED #1 and STRANGE GIRL #1.

November 2 o 96 pages o FC o $6.99

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KABUKI, VOL. 5: METAMORPHOSIS TP - NEW PRINTING
written by DAVID MACK


art & cover by DAVID MACK

The story that sets the stage for the current "Alchemy" storyline returns to print! Featuring an introduction by BILL SIENKIEWICZ and an afterward by filmmaker JOHN SAYLES, this is the largest KABUKI collection yet and still one of the most sought after!

Collects KABUKI 1-9

November 2 o 280 pg o FC o $24.99

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 4: THE HEART'S DESIRE TP
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art by CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN


cover by TONY MOORE

Life in the prison starts to get interesting for Rick Grimes and the rest of our survivors. Relationships heat up, fizzle out, and change entirely almost overnight. By the end of this volume, relationships between key characters are radically changed, setting the stage for future events in THE WALKING DEAD.

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #19-24

November 16 o 136 pg o BW o $12.99

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THE AMAZING JOY BUZZARDS VOL. 2 #2
written by MARK SMITH


art by DAN HIPP


backcover by KHARY RANDOLPH

"HERE COME THE SPIDERS," Part Two


The world's greatest rock and roll adventure band go head to head against a nefarious group of supernatural-mod-villains, known as


THE SPIDER SYNDICATE! Plus: Discover why Stevo Vargas, the band's Bruce Lee-like bass player never speaks, as another mystery is uncovered!

November 9o 32 pg o BW o $2.99

ANT #4
written by MARIO GULLY & MARC HAMMOND


art & cover by MARIO GULLY

Hannah puts together the last piece of the puzzle that is her fractured mind - just in time for a senses shattering battle for survival. Is this the end for Ant? Find out in the blow-out conclusion to the first arc!

November 12 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

THE ATHEIST #3 (RES)
written by PHIL HESTER


art by JOHN McCREA


cover by JOHN McCREA

"INCARNATE," Part Three: Desperate Measures


Sharpe and Nguyen are on the run. The possessed, real or not, are organized and wish to snuff out Sharpe's investigation before he can reveal the truth. Sharpe arms himself with a weapon even the dead will fear, but will he survive long enough to use it?

ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELLED

November 30 o 32 pg o BW o $3.50

BATTLE POPE #6
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover by TONY MOORE & VAL STAPLES

Hellcorp is in shambles and Lucifer is back in hell. Without a leader, the demons on Earth are running amok. Too bad Battle Pope is too busy dealing with his new roommate, Jesus. Reprinting Robert Kirkman's first published work, now in STUNNING full color, with a brand new cover by original artist Tony Moore and original cover colorist Val Staples.

November 30 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

BONE REST #5
written by MATTEO CASALI


art & cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & LORENZO RUGGIERO

"SECOND COMING," Part One


Bone and Peace are on their way to NYC, but their ride back will see them hold some unexpected company - a gun-wielding Italian reverend who means business!

But Bone and his girlfriend are not the only ones making their return to the Big Apple, and among them is Jerusalem, Peace's best friend -- who's been dead for two years.

November 2 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

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CASE FILES: SAM AND TWITCH #23
written by MARC ANDREYKO


art by GREG SCOTT


cover by GREG CAPULLO

"FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS," Part Four


As the NYPD investigate the person who confessed to killing child star Lacey Anne Lyons, Sam and Twitch come across a shocking and disturbing tribute to the dead girl. Can our favorite detectives solve the case and bring the killer of "America's Lil' Girl" to justice before the lynch mobs start to form?

November 30 o 32 pg o BW o $2.95

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DEADWORLD #3 (RES)
written by GARY REED


art & cover by VINCENT LOCKE

As Reluctant saviors of the insane Deake, the teens find themselves on the run from King Zombie and his new soldiers, the savage and powerful Grakken. Their only hope may be on a houseboat, but will it take them to safety or lead them into the belly of the beasts?

ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELLED

November 9 o 32 pg o BW o $3.50

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EXPATRIATE #4 (RES)
written by B. CLAY MOORE


art & cover by JASON LATOUR

The shocking conclusion to issue three left Jack's future in doubt - and late shipping left the future of the series in doubt - but as an all-new, on time EXPATRIATE returns, the true scope of Jack's predicament is revealed. And if anything, it's even more horrifying that he could have imagined. Suddenly the fate of Jack Dexter seems tied into the fate of the world.

ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELLED

November 2 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

FEAR AGENT #2
written by RICK REMENDER


art by TONY MOORE & SEAN PARSONS


colors by LEE LOUGHRIDGE


cover by TONY MOORE & RICK REMENDER

Hopelessly lost and in desperate need of food and supplies (i.e. booze), Alien Exterminator, Heath Huston drunkenly darts toward a near by spaceport. But once on board, he realizes something is terribly wrong. In no condition for a fight, Heath is thrown into a life or death struggle with masses of the same terrifying alien race that cost him his family.

November 30 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

FELL #3
written by WARREN ELLIS


art & cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH

Another self-contained story from Snowtown, the feral city and police detective Richard Fell, injured so often in the first few weeks of his tour of duty there that he no longer owns work clothes without knife-slashes in them. Shopping's a pretty heartbreaking exercise in a place as broken as Snowtown. But it's easy to make bombs. And, sitting in a thrift store changing room in Snowtown, is a guy wearing a bomb and just waiting for an excuse to set it off...

November 9 o 24 pg o FC o $1.99

FERRO CITY #4 (of 4)
written by JASON ARMSTRONG


art & cover by JASON ARMSTRONG

Why are steel fisted gangsters and corrupt cops double-crossing each other to decide the final fate of Private detective Cy Smithe and the elusive Medusa Key? Find out as Smithe and One-Eyed Ivan face off in a rooftop shoot-out over Ferro City! The robotic pulp science fiction boils over as young robotologist Kate Weston is kidnapped and her father's killer is finally revealed!

November 23 o 32 pg o BW o $2.99

GIRLS #7
written by JOSHUA LUNA


art & cover by JONATHAN LUNA

There was a time when girls were simply…complicated. Now, things have changed. With the death toll rising and paranormal horrors lurking behind every corner, the people of Pennystown have no idea what's in store for them.

November 23 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

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GŘDLAND #5 (RES)
written by JOE CASEY


art by TOM SCIOLI


cover by TOM SCIOLI & RICHARD STARKINGS

BOOK FIVE: COMBAT ROCK


The all-out, no holds barred confrontation with Discordia - as the lives of Adam's sister and the all-American superhero, Crashman, hang in the balance. But when Adam sees an unexpected vision, will he be able to remain focused on the mission at hand? The cosmic superhero epic of our time continues!

ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELED

November 16 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

GROUNDED #4 (of 6)
written by MARK SABLE


art & cover by PAUL AZACETA

Sinister forces seize control of The High, stripping its students of their special abilities and holding them hostage until their superhero parents agree to give up their powers as well. Who can save the school and prevent a world without heroes? How about Jonathan, the only student who's never had any powers - or any fear.

November 9 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

HAWAIIAN DICK: THE LAST RESORT #3 (of 4) (RES)
written by B. CLAY MOORE


art & cover by STEVEN GRIFFIN

The follow-up to the critically acclaimed HAWAIIAN DICK finally gets back on track this month as some loose ends are tied together while others unravel. The FBI makes its presence known, and a hungover Byrd confronts the crime families with information regarding their motivations. Meanwhile, Mo prepares for a date with man-eating sharks, and a sunbathing Kahami encounters (a deceased?) Stew Mulligan.

ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELED

November 16 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

INVINCIBLE #29
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover by RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

"A DIFFERENT WORLD," Part Five


Invincible's struggle to save a dying world has failed - now he must attempt to prevent the extinction of a species. Sadly, the Viltrumites may not even allow that.

November 23 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

NOBLE CAUSES #16
written by JAY FAERBER


art by FRAN BUENO


cover by GABE BRIDWELL

Liz knew when she married Race that his career as a super-hero may one day endanger her life - and that day has come! When Liz is targeted by the villainous Blackthorne family, can Race act fast enough to save her? And does he realize exactly what he'll be saving her from?

Nov 23 o 28 pg o FC o $3.50

NYC MECH: BETA LOVE #6 (of 6)
written by MILES GUNTER & IVAN BRANDON


art by ANDY MacDONALD


cover by ERIC CANETE

"Writers Brandon and Gunter are light-years ahead of so many big timers" – Ain't it Cool News

"SOLD! NYC MECH is on the top of my must read list." –Robert Kirkman: Marvel Team Up, Invincible and The Walking Dead.

"…this book is gritty, mean, and drawn with love. Pick it up, if you know what's good for you." JG Jones, WANTED, MARVEL BOY

This Issue: Enter the insane finale to BETA LOVE. Whatever you thought you were getting yourself into, think again. All bets are off in this explosive and shocking end to the series the critics are calling "…an exhilarating joyride." and "…a far superior effort that will leave you giddy with anticipation." Get ready for the most intense issue of NYC MECH by far.

November 2 o32 pg o FC o $2.99

PvP #21
written by SCOTT KURTZ


art & cover by SCOTT KURTZ

Deadlines, long workweeks and stress are building up for the staff of Player Versus Player Magazine. It's time to blow off some steam and decompress. And we all know how geeks blow of steam...LIVE ACTION ROLEPLAYING! It's nerd overload when the gang dons armor, shields and swords and heads to the park. This can only end one way: PIE FIGHT!

November 30 o 24 pg o BW o $2.99

REX MUNDI #15
written by ARVID NELSON


art & cover by JIM DI BARTOLO

"MOST BELOVED"


Was Judas Iscariot really Christ's betrayer, or is the traditional version of his story somehow wrong? How does it tie into Julien's quest for the Holy Grail? Find out this issue, as Julien makes a startling discovery! Also, the Duke of Lorraine and King Louis engage in a political showdown that will decide the fate of France… and the world.

November 9 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

SEASON OF THE WITCH #2 (of 4)
written by JAI NITZ


art & cover by KEVIN SHARPE

"SUMMER"


Jessica embraces her training to become a Spell Sword, but not quickly gets her first taste of combat as the tyrannical King Elian sends Titus the Black to bring both her and Asamando's budding rebellion to a violent end.

November 2 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

SHADOWHAWK #7
created & plotted by JIM VALENTINO


written by SCOTT WHERLE


art & cover by CARLOS RODRIGUEZ

"MY WORLD ON FIRE," Part One


Who's been setting fire to the homes of Eddie's classmates? Who's the mysterious girl with the ability to deflect anything thrown at her? ShadowHawk learns the answers the hard way as he tries to survive a literal trial by fire!

November 23 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

SPAWN #152
written by DAVID HINE


pencils & cover by PHILIP TAN


inks by DANNY MIKI

In the depths of hell Spawn faces torture at the hands of The Grand Inquisitor Thamuz, who has sworn to uncover Spawn's deepest secret or tear his soul apart trying. Meanwhile a thirteen-year-old boy is sent on a simple quest, unaware that the fate of mankind lies in his hands.

November 30 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95

STRANGE GIRL #6
written by RICK REMENDER


art by ERIC NGUYEN


cover by ERIC NGUYEN & JOELLE COMTOIS

Belial's unforgiving demonic forces converge on the human stronghold, Dead Western, in search of Bethany Black. Alone, with no hope of survival, Bethany makes an irreversible and selfish decision that will have lasting repercussions for those closest to her.

November 16 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

THE WALKING DEAD #25
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover by CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

Everything is different now.

November 16 o 32 pg o BW o $2.99

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TOP COW NOVEMBER 2005 SOLICITATIONS

Hunter-Killer #7
(W) Mark Waid (P) Eric Basaldua (Col) Steve Firchow (Cov) Jim Lee or Marc Silvestri


Special guest penciler Eric Basaldua (Darkness/Vampirella) lays in as the origins of Morningstar and the Hunter-Killer project are laid bare! And the revelations will have you poring over your back issues to find all the clues and hints that have been laid! Whatever you do, don't miss this issue-the Czar Obscura commands it!


Full color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series


Two covers available by Jim Lee or Marc Silvestri! Have your retailer reserve your favorite!

Witchblade #92
10th Anniversary Special and the BIGGEST Witchblade story ever!


Chris Bachalo


Eric Basaldua


Keu Cha


Mike Choi


Darwyn Cooke


Terry Dodson


Francis Manapul


Rodolfo Migliari


George Perez


Brandon Peterson


Luke Ross


Bart Sears


Marc Silvestri


(W) Ron Marz (Art) A galaxy of stars! (Cov) Jay Anacleto


Sara Pezzini celebrates a decade of wielding the Witchblade, and she's brought along a lot of friends! Witchblade's 10th Anniversary brings the most important and most requested story ever: the origin of the Witchblade! Faithful readers will be rewarded with the answers to the questions they've asked for a decade, while new readers will be treated to a perfect entry point to the series. Ron Marz, who has reinvigorated Witchblade since taking over the writing duties, teams with a dozen artistic superstars! Ten years in the making-don't miss this one!


Full color 48 pages $4.99 continuing series

Witchblade Tenth Anniversary Cover Gallery
(W) Stan Lee and others (Art) Michael Turner, Marc Silvestri and others


Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Top Cow's flagship character with this commemorative edition featuring ALL the Witchblade covers of the past decade! Comic writers and experts pick their favorites, and even Stan Lee himself weighs in with his picks, and Stan writes a special introduction! This special bridging the past to the future is NOT to be missed!


Full color 32 pages $2.99 one-shot special

Witchblade Compendium
(W) David Wohl, Paul Jenkins, Ron Marz and more! (Art) Michael Turner, Marc Silvestri, Chris Bachalo and more!


The 50 GREATEST Witchblade issues of all time are collected in this massive 10th anniversary hardcover! An impressive volume for your bookshelf, or a blunt-force trauma weapon-take your pick!


Full color 1000+ pages $99.99 hardcover collection

Down #1
(W) Warren Ellis (Art) Tony Harris (Col) J.D. Mettler (Cov) Tony Harris


Five years ago, a narcotics cop was sent undercover, down into the criminal substructure of the city. He never came back. He went native. Five years later, he's running the city's prime drug gang.


Today, a second cop, Detective Deena Ransome, in the midst of career flameout, is sent undercover with orders to pull the first one out-In a body bag if necessary. But when she finally reaches down far enough to confront her target, does she kill him where he stands?


Or does she take his place?


Fast-paced action and thrilling crime noir is brought to you from the award-winning Warren Ellis in this landmark limited series!


Full color 32 pages $2.99 part 1 of a 4-part series

Freshmen #4 "What time is it in Budapest?" pt. 4 of 6
(W) Hugh Sterbakov (P) Leonard Kirk (Col) Tyson Wengler (Cov) Rodolfo Migliari


The team deals with the spectacular loss they suffered at the hands of the super-powered frat guys. Also: The Intoxicator experiments with new forms of…um…intoxication! The Beaver ponders his predilection for dam building! Wannabe struggles to maintain his dubious team leadership, and the kids discover the dark secret of Doctor Tomlinson and the frat guys' powers. This special issue is told in two concurrent storylines that will make you laugh, cry and want to see Cats just to compare. Co-created by Austin Powers and Buffy star Seth Green and written by universe-mastering Hugh Sterbakov.


Full color 32 pages $2.99 part four of a six-part mini-series


Legal: Freshmen is © 2005 Seth Green, Hugh Sterbakov, and Top Cow Productions, Inc. "Freshmen," the logos, and the likenesses of all featured characters are trademarks of Seth Green, Hugh Sterbakov, and Top Cow Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.

V.I.C.E #2
(W) Aron Coleite (P) Tyler Kirkham (Col) John Starr (Cov) Tyler Kirkham


Hit TV writer Aron Coleite (Crossing Jordan) and fan-favorite penciler Tyler Kirkham (Darkness/Superman) continue their blistering new ongoing series! The Violent Incident Control Enforcement branch of the FBI-V.I.C.E.-are bad men sent in to do even worse jobs. In this issue, one member of the team dies! The mystery of the suicide bombers unfolds as the secret past of the FBI is revealed, and a "foreign" army invades US soil. Hang on…V.I.C.E. is just getting warmed up.


Full Color 32 Pages $2.99 Ongoing Series

Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead #6 (of 6)
(W) Fiona Avery (P) Al Rio (I) Will Conrad (Cov) Staz Johnson


Lionel Zerb wrestles with inner demons as the conclusion to this six-part mini-series whips to a dramatic conclusion. The choice lies between his childhood-love, Lily, and in finding out if there is more to life than he or any other Special can see. Lionel is about to face an eternity in anguish for the answer to the Universe's greatest questions. Is there a God, an afterlife, a rebirth? Great new Rising Stars action is brought to you by Fiona Avery (Amazing Fantasy, Arańa)!


Full color 32 pages $2.99 part 6 of a 6-part mini-series

City of Heroes #7
(W) Dan Jurgens (P) David Nakayama (Cov) Rodolfo Migliari


Comics legend Dan Jurgens (Superman) takes his turn in the City of Heroes as events go down a darker path. Manticore lies comatose in a hospital, as the Back Alley Brawler comes out of retirement to get to the bottom of just which major villain left him in such a state! Dan Jurgens weaves his superhero magic, with Kubert School grad and Wizard contest winner David Nakayama on art!


Full color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Top Cow/Marvel: The Crossover Collection
(W) Warren Ellis, Chris Claremont, Paul Jenkins and more! (Art) Marc Silvestri, Michael Turner, Dale Keown and more! (Cov) Eric Basaldua


A decade worth of GREAT Marvel Comics/Top Cow crossovers are FINALLY collected in one superstar package! Mephisto moves over from the Marvel Universe to focus his attention on Top Cow in the epic "Devil's Reign" crossover, while Wolverine meets Witchblade and The Hulk takes on The Darkness in separate titanic tales! It's 11 issues worth of worlds colliding!


Full Color 304 pages $24.99 trade paperback collection

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