Image Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping December, 2005

Thu, September 22nd, 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 December, 2005.

Image Solicitations - Last Six Months

BAD PLANET #1 (of 6) - GEM
written by STEVE NILES & THOMAS JANE


art & cover by LEWIS LAROSA & TIM BRADSTREET

Arachnid predators from space threaten to knock mankind off the top of the food chain. In our darkest hour, a lone alien warrior may be our only salvation - if mankind doesn't KILL him first!

December 14 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

BLOOD RIVER
written by MIKE AVON OEMING & DANIEL BERMAN


art & cover by BRIAN QUINN

Sex, Drugs and Zeppelin! In the 1970s four life-long friends plan their escape from a small town in New Jersey. Unfortunately they find that fate, nature, or some monstrous power has other plans for them… based on a true story.

December 21 o 72 pg o BW o $7.99

DUSTY STAR #1 (RES)
written by ANDREW ROBINSON & JOE PRUETT


art & cover by ANDREW ROBINSON

It's a different time and a strange place. It's burlesque shows and all-night poker games, robots and flying ships, tattooed horses and new wave cowboys and cowgirls with bad attitudes. This is the world of Dusty Star, a tough-as-nails gunslinger with a steely-eyed gaze and a draw as fast as greased lighting! An appealing blend of western, science fiction, adventure and humor.

December 7 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

IMAGE COMICS HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2005
written by GLEN BRUNSWICK, JOE CASEY, JAY FAERBER, BRIAN HABERLIN, ROBERT KIRKMAN, SCOTT KURTZ, ERIK LARSEN, B. CLAY MOORE, MARK SMITH & JIM VALENTINO


art by CHARLIE ADLARD, GABE BRIDWELL, SHAWN CRYSTAL, BRIAN HABERLIN, CULLY HAMMER, DAN HIPP, SCOTT KURTZ, ERIK LARSEN, TOM SCIOLI & JIM VALENTINO


cover by FRANK CHO

Image Comics celebrates the holiday season with a 100-page special featuring all-new stories from the creators of THE AMAZING JOY BUZZARDS, GØDLAND, THE GRAY AREA, NOBLE CAUSES, PvP, SAVAGE DRAGON, SHADOWHAWK and THE WALKING DEAD, plus a few carefully-crafted surprises!

(art shown is not final cover)

December 7 o 100 pg o FC o $9.99

THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ONE-PAGE FILLER MAN GN
written by JIM MAHFOOD


art by JIM MAHFOOD


cover by JIM MAHFOOD & JOSE GARIBALDI

When JIM MAHFOOD needs to complete his new graphic novel, he enlists the help of One-Page Filler Man, insane superhero and philosopher, and Randy, his little ice cream-loving sidekick. The two of them seek out adventure and wind up on the most surreal and hilarious adventure of their bizarre careers.

December 7 o 140 pg o BW o $11.99

THE INTIMIDATORS #1
created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO


written by NEIL KLEID


art & cover by MIGUEL MONTENEGRO

America's domestic strike force, the Intimidators, handle next level threats that send average heroes screaming for their mommies! When their latest mission rockets Astroman - a goody-two-shoes sixties superhero - into the twenty-first century, the government assigns him to marshal Crash, Byrn, Limit, Fetish and Firepower - a group whose morals he objects to and methods he can't condone. In a world beset by robot mafia, killer models and Republicans, Astroman struggles to make heroes out of a team to whom killing's just part of the day. They, of course, can't wait to see him try.

December 21 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

AD COPY: ATTACKING EVIL WHERE IT LIVES - AND KICKING IT WHILE IT'S DOWN! REPEATEDLY!

THE LOOKING GLASS WARS: HATTER M. #1 (of 4)
written by FRANK BEDDOR & LIZ CAVALIER


art by BEN TEMPLESMITH

Like a violent birth, Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan explodes through a puddle on the Champs Elysées from his world in the year 1859, shockingly separated from the future Queen of Wonderland he had been entrusted to protect. Pursued by the police, taunted by nationalistic Frenchmen and challenged by an evil black magician, Hatter must evade the authorities while simultaneously searching for lost princess Alyss!

The myth of Hatter M begins here.

December 7 o 40 pg o FC o $3.99

STRANGE GIRL #7
written by RICK REMENDER


art by HARPER JATEN & JOELLE COMTOIS


painted cover by BRET BLEVINS

This endearing Christmas issue tells the tale of Bethany Black's first meeting with her future sidekick, Bloato. In a world controlled by the demonic legions of hell, wrought with violence and famine, a lone human girl sets out on a quest to recreate her favorite childhood holiday at any cost. With a fully painted cover by comic book legend, BRET BLEVINS, this promises to be an extraordinary installment to this hit series.

December 14 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

32 full pages of art by rising star Harper (Remains) Jaten! No ads- same price!

THE WALKING DEAD OMNIBUS, VOL. 1 HC - GEM
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art by TONY MOORE, CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN


cover by TONY MOORE

This deluxe hardcover features the first 24 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues all in one massive, oversized slip-cased volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers, and anyone needing a heavy object with which to fend off The Walking Dead.

Retailers: This is a limited, one-time offer. This item will be limited to initial orders only and will not be reprinted.

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #1-24

December 14 o 560 pg o BW o $100.00 (limited to initial orders)/S&N $150.00 (limited to 100 copies)

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ARTHUR SUYDAM: THE ART OF THE BARBARIAN HC
written by ARTHUR SUYDAM


art & cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM

The paperback version of this book has completely SOLD OUT! To the rescue comes this expanded deluxe book with added color bonus material!

Award-winning artist Arthur Suydam explores his own take on the Barbarian character, expertly rendered in the style of the old Dutch Masters. This book now represents-in both lush color and evocative sepia--Suydam's work on a myriad of characters from Conan to Tarzan to Death Dealer. Includes an in-depth interview with the artist, exploring aspects of his creativity, inspiration, and life.

December 14o 96 pg o FC o $19.99

COYOTE, VOL. 2 TP
written by STEVE ENGLEHART


art by STEVE LEIALOHA, BUTCH GUICE, CHAZ TRUOG & BOB WIACEK


cover by ALAN WEISS

The story of Coyote moves forward fast, as the son of the totem gets past his heartbreak by moving into a swinging singles complex in Las Vegas. Revenge scents in the desert air as he gets a job, working for the mob, which works for the Shadow Cabinet. And he has his first run-in with the Djinn, a Middle eastern crime lord we'll see plenty more of. But best of all, he meets two sisters who will change his life in ways even the Trickster could never imagine.

December 21 o 128 pg o FC o $12.99

GIANT KILLER TP
written by DAN BRERETON


art & cover by DAN BRERETON

When giant alien beasts attack San Francisco, the U.S. Military responds by bio-engineering a human-monster hybrid to stop them - and GIANT KILLER is born! NOCTURNALS creator DAN BRERETON's acclaimed 'monsterpiece' is finally collected in to one high-octane trade paperback collection!

Collects the original six-issue miniseries, plus the fully-painted 27-page "Field Guide to Giant Monsters," a cover gallery and more!

December 14 o 128 pg o FC o $14.99

KISS & TELL TP
created & written by JEFF AMANO


art by CRAIG ROUSSEAU


colors by GIULIA BRUSCO


cover by JEFF AMANO

Betrayed by all legs and even more curves, Sam Swede finds himself alone and in-between the mob and dirty cops. Having immense strength never gave Sam a reason to use his noggin' much, not even as a private dick. So no one was surprised that Sam got taken to the bank when he met a dame with the upstairs to match her downstairs. The real surprise was how Sam came back and made the whole stinkin' town pay.

The critically acclaimed film noir take on the Samson & Delilah classic in one complete volume!

December 21 o 224 pg o FC o $19.99

SEA OF RED, VOL. 2: NO QUARTER TP
written by RICK REMENDER & KIERON DWYER


art by PAUL HARMON & KIERON DWYER


cover by KIERON DWYER

The year is 2005 A.D. and after 500 years, Marco Esperanza's wait for revenge ends when he finally confronts the man on whom he blames his fate, Lesser Blackthroat. However, Marco learns that nothing is as it seems when he is confronted by a shadow from his past.

COLLECTS SEA OF RED #5-8

December 28 o 104 pg o 2C o $11.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

SPAWN MANGA, VOL. 2 TP
written & illustrated by JUZO TOKORO


cover by BRIAN HABERLIN & JUZO TOKORO

Volume 2 of the pulse-pounding story of a Spawn and his struggle for vengeance against his own gangster killers. At the same time he's trying to hold onto his humanity long enough to save the life of his sister. ALL-NEW HEROES AND VILLAINS AND 100% MANGA! Spawn like you've never seen him before!

December 7 o 200 pg o BW o $9.99

STRANGE GIRL, VOL. 1: GIRL AFRAID TP
written by RICK REMENDER


art & cover by ERIC NGUYEN & JOELLE COMTOIS

Ten years after the Rapture beautiful occultist Bethany Black and her pet runt demon, Bloato, embark on a road trip to the last open gateway to Heaven, in hopes of befriending God and escaping Hell on Earth. A bare-knuckle, action-driven series, peppered with social commentary and dark humor, STRANGE GIRL mixes the aesthetic elements of Preacher, Tank Girl and Doctor Strange with the desperate pace of The Road Warrior.

COLLECTS STRANGE GIRL 1-4

December 14 o 104 pg o full coloro $12.99

A DISTANT SOIL #38 (RES)
written by COLLEEN DORAN


art & cover by COLLEEN DORAN

The rebel leader has a deadly biological weapon to terrorize the enemy: the Terminal Decrepitude Virus, a disease that will cause the vain and beautiful Hierarchy to age and die. But the Hierarchy holds the fate of Earth in their hands and if the rebellion doesn't surrender, they will release the power of their young Avatar and destroy the Earth.

December 29 o 40 pg o BW o $4.50

AGE OF BRONZE #22
written by ERIC SHANOWER


art & cover by ERIC SHANOWER

"BETRAYAL," Part Three


Trojans attack! In the middle of a victory feast, battle erupts when Paris aims an arrow directly at Menelaus. Only the two Ajaxes stand between Menelaus and death. Then Achilles' fury mounts when he finds the feast started without him. Why don't Agamemnon and Odysseus mind the anger of Achilles?

December 7 o 24 pg o BW o $3.50

THE AMAZING JOY BUZZARDS, VOL. 2 #3
written by MARK SMITH


art by DAN HIPP, KHARY RANDOLPH, SEAN GALLOWAY, MARK


ENGLERT & RICK CORTES


cover by DAN HIPP

"GO, EL CAMPEON, GO!!!"


You'd think El Campeon would have it made, being the Supernatural-Mythical-Mexican-Wrestler friend to the Amazing Joy Buzzards. But nothing could be further from the truth when everyday life borders on the surreal. Adventure just seems to follows El Campeon wherever he goes, whether defending his wrestling belt, or running into an old nemesis in the supermarket, he just can't seem to shake it! Can't a Supernatural-Mythical-Mexican-Wrestler get a break?!!!

December 7o 32 pg o BW o $2.99

BATTLE POPE #7
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover by TONY MOORE & VAL STAPLES

Hellcorp is in shambles and the demons under Lucifer's rule are left to pick up the pieces and rebuilt. Somewhere along the way, Battle Pope gets mixed up in it all. Reprinting ROBERT KIRKMAN's first published work, now in STUNNING full color, with a brand new cover by original artists MATTHEW ROBERTS & TONY MOORE and original cover colorist VAL STAPLES.

December 29 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

BONE REST #6
written by MATTEO CASALI


art & cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & LORENZO RUGGIERO

"SECOND COMING," Part Two


Who is the man named Julius Carpenter? Is he savior or the dark mastermind of Apocalypse? What does he want from the people at the Dead Point Club and how does he know so much about Bone? Will the mouthless stranger like him? Hell, NO! Come see for yourself...

December 7 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


BURGLAR BILL #6 (of 6)


written by PAUL GRIST


art & cover by PAUL GRIST

It looks as if time and luck are running out for Burglar Bill in this final issue. The good guys want Burglar Bill. The bad guys want Burglar Bill. And all Bill wants is to be left alone.

Looks as if some one's going to be disappointed!

December 29 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

CASE FILES: SAM AND TWITCH #24
written by MARC ANDREYKO


art by GREG SCOTT


cover by GREG CAPULLO

"FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS," Part Five


With the public breathing down their necks for justice in the murder of a child star, Sam and Twitch find themselves stuck in an ever-tightening web of lies, blackmail and family secrets! But will a suspect's relationship with the mayor prevent the detectives from solving this heinous crime? Plus: Who is that in Johannesburg? Hint: It's the last person you'd expect and they are coming for Twitch!

December 29 o 32 pg o BW o $2.95

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

EXPATRIATE #5 (RES)
written by B. CLAY MOORE


art & cover by JASON LATOUR

Jack Dexter has to go back on the run, but to do so he's got to escape from the clutches of his own government. That means he's got to overcome a sexy Russian spy, the horrible things that have been done to his body, and deadly things that glow bright green.

ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELLED

December 7 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

FEAR AGENT #3
written by RICK REMENDER


art by TONY MOORE & SEAN PARSONS


colors by LEE LOUGHRIDGE


cover by TONY MOORE

Exiled on an arctic world populated by a race of Killer Robots bent on the extermination of all life, Heath Huston and his unwilling accomplice, scientist Mara Esperanza must fight for their very lives! Do the Killer Robots that rein supreme in this arctic wasteland hold the secrets to the fate of Heath's family? And can Heath fight his way past the Automaton's of planet ice and warn the Earth of impending doom?!!

December 28 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

AD COPY: No Escape from - The Automaton's of planet ice!!!

Crush-Kill-Destroy!

An action packed shot of 100 proof, 1950's style Sci-Fi/horror-- with bite.

FELL #4
written by WARREN ELLIS


art & cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH

The docks, where Snowtown meets the sea, is the black spot in the police's clean-up rate. Bodies are just thrown out into the bay, and the ones that wash back are usually unidentifiable. Detective Richard Fell attempts to trace one body back to its murder, to lay just one ghost among the thousands that haunt the docks to rest.

December 14 o 24 pg o FC o $1.99

GIRLS #8
written by JOSHUA LUNA


art & cover by JONATHAN LUNA

What's the worst thing you could ever tell a woman? Ethan learns another hard lesson.

December 21 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

GØDLAND #6
written by JOE CASEY


art by TOM SCIOLI


cover by TOM SCIOLI & RICHARD STARKINGS

BOOK SIX: THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY


Discordia on trial! Crashman a key witness! And the entire world watching it on television! As Adam Archer struggles with the complexities of his own existence, a media orgy of uncanny proportions occurs in a lone superior courtroom. And who is the mysterious Tormentor? The ongoing GØDLAND epic enters a new phase of expansive intrigue!

December 14 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

GROUNDED #5 (of 6)
written by MARK SABLE


art & cover by PAUL AZACETA

Just when Jonathan thought he'd learned to cope with a high school where everyone had superpowers but him, sinister forces have made his classmates powerless as well. Now it's up to Jonathan to lead the charge to reclaim what's theirs. But will he pay the ultimate price?

December 7 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

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


art & cover by STEVEN GRIFFIN

Things go from bad to really, really bad as rival gangs tear through the Last Resort in a revenge match for the ages. Complicating matters are the angry spirits of Hawaiian dead, risen from their graves and evidently impervious to gangland bullets. Byrd, Mo and Kahami focus on one goal: escaping alive before the entire bay explodes in a bullet-fueled spectacle of supernatural fury.

ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELLED

December 21 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

INVINCIBLE #30
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover by RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

"A DIFFERENT WORLD," Conclusion


Invincible returns home following the most life-changing and cataclysmic adventure of his life. But the home he returns to is changed forever. This issue sets the stage for the future of INVNINCIBLE.

December 21 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

IRON GHOST #5 (of 6)
written by CHUCK DIXON


art by SERGIO CARIELLO


cover by FLINT HENRY

Tannhauser and Volz close in on the Iron Ghost's identity after the raid at Alexanderplatz. Their loyalties will be tested as they decide which is more surprising: the Ghost's identity or his final plan. The two detectives must decide if it's better to arrest the Ghost before or after he completes his mission.

December 14 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

JACK STAFF #11
written by PAUL GRIST


art & cover by PAUL GRIST

He's the Eternal Warrior, a champion destined to wander through time and space for all eternity. Fighting.

So what's he doing in the middle of a supermarket carpark in the center of Castletown? More fighting, really. And his fist opponent is John (Jack Staff) Smith!

Also in this issue, find out the secret history of the Nazi Super Villain Kaptain Krieg!

December 29o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

NIGHT CLUB #2 (of 4) RES
written by MIKE BARON


art by MIKE NORTON & KARIM WHALEM


cover by MIKE NORTON

"JUNKYARD APOCALYPSE"


Annie sees the future. Walter talks with God. Jerry makes machines mutate and grow. And Jack? Nobody knows exactly what Jack does. The apocalypse begins not in heaven, but in New England. On July 2nd, in a Boston junkyard, these four makeshift heroes must defeat a battalion of lost souls to stop the devil's reign on earth.

December 21 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

NOBLE CAUSES #17
written by JAY FAERBER


art by FRAN BUENO


cover by GABE BRIDWELL

It looks like Celeste is going to earn her title as the Nobles' resident "bad girl," as she continues her affair with the villainous Dawn Blackthorne. Is there more to this couple than meets the eye? Is Celeste playing Dawn, or vice versa?

December 21 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

PvP #22
written by SCOTT KURTZ


art & cover by SCOTT KURTZ

NERD ROCK FOREVER!


The boys fabricate an elaborate Internet hoax, claiming they were once part of a famous metal band in the 80's to make their past seem more exciting and mysterious. What starts out as a simple prank snowballs into a madcap adventure when the fake band's popularity spurs them to be booked to perform on a popular television show. It's sidesplitting situation comedy in the Incredible Image Fashion!

December 29 o 24 pg o BW o $2.99

PvP SKULL PLUSH

Copy to come

December 7 o $20.00

SEA OF RED #9
written by RICK REMENDER & KIERON DWYER


art by PAUL HARMON


layouts & cover by KIERON DWYER

1937: Deep in the heart of Nazi Germany, blind to the price he'll pay, an ancient vampire makes a deal with a devil for the salvation of his people.

33 A.D.: A roman slave is entrusted with a charge who has the potential to radically affect the course of history by spreading a plague of biblical magnitude on all mankind.

December 29 o 32 pg o 2C o $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

SEASON OF THE WITCH #3 (of 4)
written by JAI NITZ


art by KEVIN SHARPE


cover by STEVE PURCELL

"AUTUMN"


Jessica's inexperience in the realms of politics and war is taking its toll on her and Mazzul both. As her inner turmoil rages, King Elian sends Titus the Black Knight to finish Jessica once and for all. They meet in a battle to the death - and Jessica loses. No, really.

December 21 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

SHADOWHAWK #8
created & plotted by JIM VALENTINO


written by SCOTT WHERLE


art by CARLOS RODRIGUEZ


cover by TED WING

"MY WORLD ON FIRE," Part Two


As Eddie barely survives a head-on attack, the identity of the serial arsonist that's been plaguing Manhattan is finally revealed! Even more unsettling is the arsonist's motive, which hits a little too close to home for our hero. Plus, a major player is maneuvering some of ShadowHawk's enemies around like chess pieces. Who is the mysterious Rebound and how does she fit into his Machiavellian plans?

December 21 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

SPAWN #153
written by DAVID HINE


pencils & cover by PHILIP TAN


inks by DANNY MIKI

With Spawn revitalized, it's time to take his POUNDS of flesh from those who have imprisoned and tortured him. A battle royal of classic proportions in the bowels of Hell itself with Spawn's most vile villains! And meanwhile, all is not right at the Fitzgerald's. The twins are behaving VERY strangely…. A not-to-be-missed issue for new and old SPAWN fans alike!

December 29 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95

THE WALKING DEAD #26
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover by CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

The bold new direction for THE WALKING DEAD continues.

December 14 o 32 pg o BW o $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

(Brett - make the second half of this page an O/A listing for the four Walking Dead trades.)

TOP COW DECEMBER 2005 SOLICITATIONS

PAGE 1


INTRO


OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT SUBMITTED BY PENETRATING SERVICES, INC.

SUBJECTS: Dan Jurgens, freelancer; Jim McLauchlin, editor, Top Cow Productions

DETAILS: Telephone conversation secretly recorded March 10, 2005, 3:13 PM Pacific Standard time.

DJ: Hello.

JM: Jurgens! McLauchlin! So I gotta ask, what's your take on the Twins' pitching? Good? Bad? Or suck beyond belief?

DJ: Quit worrying. Twins will be in the World Series this year. You know I'm always right about this stuff.

JM: That you are. We'll have to talk stock tips later. So…your fingers ready to type?

DJ: Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?

JM: I'm wondering if you want to write! I got something to drop on you!

DJ: Tempt me.

JM: City of Heroes. Ever heard of it?

DJ: Who hasn't? I know a bunch of guys who're into it. But licensed stuff? That gets kinda tricky. Too restricting.

JM: No (expletive deleted)! But these guys are different! Really helpful! They have a nice little bible I'll drop on you that explains a few things about their characters and the world they inhabit.

DJ: Hey, Jim…can you hold on a sec? I've got another call.

[NOTE: Jurgens does not hear the following remark, made to an unidentified office associate.]

JM: Hah! Make that a 7,000 page bible that'll melt his computer! But make sure we don't send it until he signs the contract, okay?

DJ: Still there, Jim?

JM: Gonna make me a happy man, amigo?

DJ: Uh…careful how you phrase that. When do you need the script?

JM: June! You've got lots of time! More than you could possibly need!

DJ: Aw, what the hell. I'm in!

JM: Cool! Okay, I gotta get motorvatin', so start working up the plot and I'll e-mail you the CoH bible, okay?

DJ: Already? But you said--

JM: Just make sure you have lots of room on the hard drive, okay? I'll explain later.

[Subject McLauchlin hangs up. Audible dial tone.]

DJ: Jim? Jim?

DJ: Must've been disconnected.

-Dan Jurgens


City of Heroes writer

STILL AVAILABLE


Order now!


Aphrodite IX #0 $2.95


SPECTACULAR David Finch artwork

The Darkness: Black Sails one-shot $2.99


Pirates and stunning painted art by Keu Cha!

The Tenth: Darkk Dawn one-shot $4.99


The origin of Tony Daniel's monstrous creation!

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Darkness #19 Paradise Toronto Comicon variant
This David Lapham-written masterpiece comes wrapped in a new exclusive cover by Darkness maestro Dale Keown. Each copy is a hand-numbered limited edition of only 500 copies. Only a very few remain!


$10 suggested retail

Witchblade #83 MegaCon 2005 Variant
This chapter in Ron Marz' and Mike Choi's epic "Witch Hunt" storyarc comes wrapped in a special exclusive Orlando MegaCon cover by V.I.C.E. artist Tyler Kirkham. Limited to only 1000 copies, only a very few of these babies are left!


$5 suggested retail


$15 suggested retail autographed by artist Tyler Kirkham

PAGE 2


Hunter-Killer #8
ARROW: JOHN CASSADAY covers Hunter-Killer!


(W) Mark Waid (P) Eric Basaldua (Col) Steve Firchow (Cov) John Cassaday or Marc Silvestri


If Hunter-Killer rivals-partners Wolf and Ellis can't put their differences aside, the cost in human lives will be staggering--and if you've been reading, you know we're not at all shy about spending human lives in this series, so this is no empty threat! And when Ellis realizes the true relationship between Samantha and Wolf, the gloves come off!


Full color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series


Two covers available by John Cassaday or Marc Silvestri! Have your retailer reserve your favorite!


ALSO AVAILABLE: Hunter-Killer #8 certified and graded by Comics Guaranty Corporation!


o Hunter-Killer #8 (John Cassaday cover) CGC Graded 9.8 $59.99 suggested retail


o Hunter-Killer #8 (Marc Silvestri cover) CGC Graded 9.8 $59.99 suggested retail


o Hunter-Killer #8 (Marc Silvestri cover) Signature Series autographed by Marc Silvestri CGC Graded 9.6 or better $99.99 suggested retail


Legal: © 2005 Top Cow Productions, Inc. "Hunter-Killer," the Hunter-Killer logo, and all related characters and likenesses are trademarks of Top Cow Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.

PAGE 3


Witchblade #93 "Artifacts," Part 1 of 2
ARROW: Steven Sadowski and the fallout from the 10th Anniversary!


(W) Ron Marz (P) Stephen Sadowski (I) Andrew Pepoy (Cov) Terry Dodson


Rolling directly out of events of the epic Witchblade 10th Anniversary issue, a seemingly inconsequential statue is stolen from the mysterious man known only as "The Curator." NYPD Detective Sara Pezzini is on the case, but as her investigation deepens, she learns not only the deadly truth behind the goddess statue, but also the long-buried secrets of the Curator himself! The Witchblade revelations continue, with guest pencils by Stephen Sadowski of JSA fame!


Full color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series


ALSO AVAILABLE: Top Cow Fine Art Lithograph of this Terry Dodson cover! A limited edition of 250 pieces, reproduced at the highest quality possible at 12x18 inches!


Limited edition lithograph $19.99


Limited edition lithograph signed by artist Terry Dodson $29.99


Legal: © 2005 Top Cow Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. "Witchblade," the Witchblade logo, and the likenesses of all featured characters are registered trademarks of Top Cow Productions, Inc.

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Freshmen #5 "The Deepest Level of Truth," pt.5 of 6
ARROW: The Seductress head-to-head with The Puppeteer-- literally!


(W) Hugh Sterbakov (P) Leonard Kirk (Col) Tyson Wengler (Cov) Rodolfo Migliari


With The Puppeteer, trapped inside the psyche of the comatose Seductress, the team reels from their losses while their worst blow yet looms: A heartbreaking betrayal! This special issue follows The Puppeteer as she uses her power and shows what it's like to enter a person's memories. Plus! An insight into The Beaver's musical tastes, and The Intoxicator delivers the best line of dialogue in the entire series! Co-created by Austin Powers and Buffy star Seth Green and written by His Fatness, 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.

PAGE 5


V.I.C.E #3
Arrow: Top Cow's NEWEST ongoing hit series!


(W) Aron Coleite (P) Tyler Kirkham (Col) John Starr (Cov) Tyler Kirkham


Adventurous? Patriotic? You may be right for a position in V.I.C.E.-The Violent Incident Control Enforcement branch of the FBI. Excellent insurance. Travel benefits. Applicants must submit to psychosurgery and DNA modification.


Hit TV writer Aron Coleite (Crossing Jordan) and fan-favorite penciler Tyler Kirkham (Darkness/Superman) continue their blistering new ongoing series as suicide bombers threaten to start a second Civil War!


Full Color 32 Pages $2.99 Ongoing Series


Legal: V.I.C.E. is © 2005 Top Cow Productions, Inc. "V.I.C.E." the logos, and the likenesses of all featured characters are trademarks of Top Cow Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.

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The Necromancer #4
Arrow: NEW storyarc begins! Jump on NOW!


(W) Joshua Ortega (P) Francis Manapul (Col) Brian Buccellato (Cov) Francis Manapul


After the tragic events in Colorado, Abigail van Alstine heads out West to seek a new life. However, the Dark Agents have set their sights on Abby, now that Deacon McCabe and the Church of Mali have informed them of her powerful potential. So where can a 17-year old outcast go to hide? The City of Angels, of course-but Abby soon finds that the city harbors demons as well. Join critically acclaimed novelist Joshua Ortega (Frequencies) and artist extraordinaire Francis Manapul (Witchblade) for the beginning of the second arc of this hot new mystical ongoing series!


Full Color 32 Pages $2.99 Ongoing Series


Legal: The Necromancer is © 2005 Top Cow Productions, Inc. "The Necromancer," the logos, and the likenesses of all featured characters are trademarks of and Top Cow Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Down #2
ARROW: Award-winning WARREN ELLIS does violent crime drama!


(W) Warren Ellis (Art) Cully Hamner (Col) J.D. Mettler (Cov) Tony Harris


Detective Deanna Ransome has been sent "down" into the criminal underworld on a mission to infiltrate the city's most notorious narcotics gang and retrieve-or kill-the cop who descended before her and went native. But when her mission drags fellow cops into the crossfire, will she still think her mission is worth the rivers of blood?


Find out in this fast-paced and blood-soaked crime noir thriller from award-winning Warren Ellis!


Full color 32 pages $2.99 part 2 of a 4-part series


Legal: © 2005 Top Cow Productions, Inc. and Warren Ellis. All rights reserved. "Down," the Down logo, and the likenesses of all featured characters are trademarks of Top Cow Productions, Inc. and Warren Ellis.

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City of Heroes #8
ARROW: Dan Jurgens tours the City!


(W) Dan Jurgens (P) David Nakayama (Cov) Rodolfo Migliari


Comics legend Dan Jurgens (Superman) continues his turn in the City of Heroes as events go down a decidedly dark path. The Back Alley Brawler comes out of retirement to settle an old score against a mystery villain long thought dead-and the Brawler wants to make sure he stays dead this time! Stunning superhero action leaps off the page with art by Wizard contest winner David Nakayama!


Full color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series


Legal: City of Heroes is © 2005 Cryptic Studios, Inc. and NC Interactive, Inc. NCsoft, the interlocking NC logo, City of Heroes, and all associated NCsoft logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCsoft Corporation. City of Heroes is a registered trademark of Cryptic Studios, Inc. and Ncsoft Corporation. Cryptic Studios is a trademark of Cryptic Studios, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Top Cow's Best of Michael Turner
ARROW: Great works from a comics great!


(W) David Wohl, Christina Z and more! (Art) Michael Turner


Top Cow's Best of Michael Turner showcases some of this artistic superstar's early works, establishing Top Cow's flagship characters and his own stellar career! Includes nine full issues, including Witchblade, Tomb Raider and more, plus rare promotional works trading card images, posters, pinups, variant cover images and more!


Full color 240 pages $24.99 trade paperback collection


ALSO AVAILABLE: Top Cow Fine Art Lithograph of the Marc Silvestri/Michael Turner Witchblade #18 cover! A limited edition of 250 pieces, reproduced at the highest quality possible at 12x18 inches!


Limited edition lithograph $19.99


Limited edition lithograph signed by artist Marc Silvestri $29.99


Legal: © 2005 Top Cow Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. "Witchblade," "The Darkness," the Witchblade logo, The Darkness logo, and the likenesses of all featured characters are registered trademarks of Top Cow Productions, Inc.

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