Viz Communications solicitations for product shipping April, 2002

Thu, January 17th, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

COMICS
* Ongoing Monthly Series'

* The Big O, Part 1 #3 - Plotting to get the Big O out of the way once and

for all, Beck enlists the help of a mad scientist who is an expert on the

smallest things in Paradigm City - the lightning bugs that thrive in

Paradigm's night air. Using their combined genius, Beck turns these tiny

insects into a weapon that is the equal of a 20-story robot! But an

innocent young girl with memories of a better time may become a victim of

the struggle.

* Medabots Part 1 #1 & Part 1 #2 - Currently airing on the Fox Kids network,

Viz will mark the English-language debut of the comic series with two-issue

releases per month. From backyards to playgrounds to stadiums: kids and

their pet robots called Medabots compete against each other in Robattles,

hoping to ultimately earn the title of World Robattle Champion. Medabots

are robots armed with an A.I. and an impressive collection of weaponry ready

to Robattle and win! In fact, the more a Medabot battles, the more powerful

it can becomeā€¦and the more it stands to lose. Medabots that lose a battle

yield some of their Medaparts to the winner, so every battle counts!

GRAPHIC NOVELS

* Dance Till Tomorrow, Volume 5 - Mr. Tachimi's plan to set-up Suekichi with

Miyuki is progressing beyond anything he expected, but now he wants her to

take it to the next level. When Miyuki bursts into Suekichi's apartment to

tell him that she is pregnant, nothing could be more devastating to the

college student especially since Aya showed up just minutes before to tell

him the same thing. Then, faced with pregnancy and his feelings towards

Miyuki, Suekichi decides to marry her. But with Aya and the gang around,

can this possibly be a normal marriage?

* Eagle: The Making of an Asian-American President, Book 5 - A labor strike

turns Seattle into the latest political hot seat, and Yamaoka wants to use

the situation to gain valuable electoral votes in November. Can the Senator

make his move before his Republican opponent General Grant? And, as racial

tension continues to grow in the South, so do the number of violent

incidents against Yamaoka! But is he merely the innocent victim he appears

to be? And, in the end, is there more to Yamaoka than his political

platform and campaign promises? The moment of truth arrives when the nation

casts its votes on Election Day.

* Galaxy Express 999, Volume 5 - A dark explosion rips apart the very fabric

of space at Manmuto's Utopia as Darqueen selfishly destroys the next station

for the Galaxy Express. But is the might of Space Battleship Yamato enough

to seal the black hole caused by this explosion? Then, a giant battleship

that nullifies all its surrounding space attacks the Three-Nine's next

station, planet Aphrodite. Despite the odds against them, the remaining

Space Knights of Aphrodite decide to make a valiant last stand against the

black ship to attempt Three-Nine's escape!

* Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Volume 1 - Zeon ace pilot, Commander Char

Aznable, thought he could foil the Federation's plan to build a mobile suit

by attacking their research base on colony Side 7. He was wrong. With a

prototype already active, the besieged Federation forces strike back using

their new weapon, the mobile suit Gundam, with devastating consequences.

Amidst the fighting, young electronics wizard Amuro Ray is determined not to

let his friends and family die in the crossfire. But what can one boy do to

repel a squad of mobile suit-clad invaders?

* Magical Pokmon Journey, Volume 5: Going Coconuts - Arbok asks Wigglytuff

out on a date like no other - a run around an obstacle course! Can Arbok go

the distance, or will Wigglytuff's challenge have it making tracks in the

opposite direction? Plus, Hazel and Bulbasaur go to a health spa; Christmas

for the Pokmon; Machamp in love; and more!

* Mobile Suit Gundam 0079, Volume 4 - Amuro and Ranba Ral face off in an

air-to-air mobile suit battle for supremacy and only one can come out alive!

Then, while en route to the gritty Eastern European front, the White Base

encounters one of Zeon's most deadly teams of mobile suit pilots the

fearsome Black Tri-Stars. Clad in the most advanced enemy mobile suits yet,

can Amuro, Kai and Hayato work together to defeat the Black Tri-Stars so the

White Base may pass?

* Pokmon Adventures, Volume 5: Making Waves - Yellow's adventures take the

young trainer and Pikachu seaside where they must solve a Pokmon migration

mystery; take on the last remnants of Team Rocket; enter a surfing contest;

battle Lance and his new Pokmon Dragonair; and finally find the secret base

of the ultimate evil group of Pokmon masters, the Elite Four! Yellow has

the help of Blue, Green and the good gym leaders, but will they be enough?

TRADE BOOKS

* Pokmon Gold and Silver Tales - Each book stars a different character,

making the series irresistibly collectible. Written and illustrated in

color by some of Japan's greatest writers and artists, Pokmon Gold and

Silver Tales is created with the care and attention given to any classic

children's books and will delight Pokmon-loving kids and parents alike.

 
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