www.86thfloor.com     PREVIEWS VOL. XVIII #7 July 2008  

Independent Comic Publishers
(Companies beginning with A)

AAM MARKOSIA

N-GUARD #3
by Jonathan Bryans & Phillip Jackson
Coming face to face with his brother, Boon must struggle to stay focused. But when a dire event happens and one of the N-Guard falls, Boon is faced with a realization that will change his destiny forever. Is he up to the challenge, or will he falter? (C: 0-1-2)
28pgs, FC SRP: $3.50

AARDVARK VANAHEIM

GLAMOURPUSS #3
by Dave Sim
The High Fashion Comic Book That’s So Six Months Ago “Swings Into Spring ‘08” — among other features, True But Weird Plastic Surgery Requests (Belly-Button Removal, Anyone?). The Alex Raymond section of the book speculates further on Raymond’s professional relationship with Milt Caniff while glamourpuss takes a tour of recent fashion magazine advertisements.
24pgs, B&W SRP: $3.00

STARS OF THE MONTH

CEREBUS TP'S
by Dave Sim & Gerhard
In Minds, the Cerebus the Aardvark reflects on his past and faith, while seeing glimpses of possible futures with Jaka. Minds collects issue #187-200. Then in Guys, reprinting issues #201-219, the Aardvark becomes a bartender in a return to the style of the earlier, funnier Cerebus storylines.
VOLUME 10: MINDS (STAR01916)—SC, 7x10, B&W SRP: $20.00
VOLUME 11: GUYS (STAR06972)—SC, 7x10, B&W SRP: $25.00

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AARDWOLF PUBLISHING

METH, COLAN & OTHER THEOLOGIANS SC
by Clifford Meth & Gene Colan
From the possessed mind of author Clifford Meth (IDW’s Snaked) and legendary artist Gene Colan (Daredevil, Tomb of Dracula) comes the reprise to the team’s arresting dark-fiction collection Perverts, Pedophiles & Other Theologians (a Barnes and Noble “Horror Pick of the Week”). This new volume contains everything that was in the first collection plus two new stories co-written by Meth and Colan. Introductions and afterwords by Mark Evanier, Marv Wolfman, Gail Simone, and the late Steve Gerber. Proceeds from this book will help the ailing comics legend Colan and his family. Available in Regular and Signed softcover editions.
MATURE THEMES
REGULAR—SC, 6x9, 110pgs, B&W SRP: $14.99
SIGNED—SC, 6x9, 110pgs, B&W SRP: $22.99

ABOUT COMICS

THE LICENSABLE BEAR: BIG BOOK OF OFFICIALLY LICENSED FUN TP
by Nat Gertler & Various
The charming little critter who just wants to be licensed for products is here in dozens of stories. Includes all the comics and special features from The Licensable Bear #1-4, plus other stories. Guest appearances by Liberty Girl, Mister U.S., and the first comic book cameo by Senator Barack Obama!
SC, 7x10, 144pgs, B&W SRP: $11.99

ABRAMS

AL JAFFEE'S TALL TALES HC
by Al Jaffee
Tall Tales was an innovative newspaper strip syndicated internationally by the New York Herald Tribune from 1957–1963. Whereas newspaper strips are square, single-panel, or multiple-panel horizontal gag cartoons, Al Jaffee, known for the Fold-In in MAD Magazine, once again altered the format of his work to create a vertical strip — the first, and last, in newspaper history. Tall Tales contains the best 120 wordless strips out of over 2,200, scanned from the original files. The book features a new preface by Jaffee and an introduction by Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report. (C: 0-1-2)
HC, 4x9, 128pgs, B&W SRP: $14.95

MANGA SHAKESPEARE: JULIUS CAESAR GN
by Shakespeare, Appignanesi & Mustashrik
In William Shakespeare’s enduring tale of ancient Rome, Julius Caesar stands at the height of his powers — but there are men plotting his destruction. Is Caesar a tyrant or a dynamic leader? Are his enemies greedy or noble? The Manga Shakespeare adaptation of this important work maintains the language — and the fierce political intrigue — of the original while including a fresh perspective through the style of modern manga. (C: 0-1-2)
SC, 6x9, 208pgs, PC SRP: $9.95

MANGA SHAKESPEARE: MACBETH GN
by Shakespeare, Appignanesi & Deas
“Double double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble!” So say the eerie trio of witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a story full of ghosts, witches, bloody ambition, and nonstop action. After Macbeth hears the witches’ prophecy that he will be Scotland's king, he will stop at nothing to make it so. Vividly adapted using Shakespeare’s own words in the fast-paced and immediate style of manga, Macbeth is the perfect addition to the Manga Shakespeare series — ideal for students and manga fans alike. (C: 0-1-2)
SC, 6x9, 208pgs, PC SRP: $9.95

STAR OF THE MONTH

FRITZ LANG'S M GN
by Jon J. Muth
Fritz Lang, the visionary genius behind Metropolis, produced his first sound film in 1931, M. Star Peter Lorre delivers a haunting performance as a serial killer, a whistling pedophile hunted by the police and brought to trial by the forces of the Berlin underworld. In 1990, a young artist, Jon J. Muth, continued his rise in the comic book industry by adapting Fritz's story into four comics published by Eclipse Comics. Long out-of-print, the adaptation has never before been collected. (JAN083287)
HC, 7x10, 192pgs, FC SRP: $24.95

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ABSTRACT STUDIOS

TERRY MOORE'S ECHO #6
by Terry Moore
The symbiotic metal suit Julie wears is a fragment of a high-tech nuclear suit. Now she’s determined to keep it away from the military contractors who made it and want it back! On the run with her mentally unstable sister in tow, Julie’s only other allies are Dillon and his dead girlfriend, Annie. Surely Oppenheimer never had this much fun with atoms!
24pgs, B&W SRP: $3.50

STARS OF THE MONTH

STRANGERS IN PARADISE TP'S
by Terry Moore
Passions run high when the SIP gang find themselves in Hawaii surrounded by sun, sand, and a cornucopia of sexy choices in the trade winds paradise! A riveting storyline about love and friendship featuring two of the comic industry¹s most unlikely heroes. Volume 10: Tropic of Desire collects issues #39-43, and Volume 11: Brave New World collects #44-45 and #47-48.
VOLUME 10 (STAR14138)—SC, 7x10, 144pgs, B&W SRP: $12.95
VOLUME 11 (STAR16218)—SC, 7x10, 88pgs, B&W SRP: $8.95

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AC COMICS

BEST OF THE WEST #69
by Various
A full 68 pages on a macabre Western theme! Eight never-previously-reprinted spooky stories starring Redmask ("The Ghost of Fort Apache"), Lash LaRue, Durango, and the Haunted Horseman ("Claws of Horror"), Monte Hale vs. The Gravedigger, the Masked Marvel, and Wild Bill Pecos ("Meets the Undertaker"), plus more! These classic Western comics from the Golden Age mix the mythology of the Wild West with horrors and terrors, from writers like Gardner Fox and Paul S. Newman, and artists like Dick Ayers, Frank Bolle, John Buscema and others.
68pgs, B&W SRP: $9.95

CRYPT OF HORROR #5
by Various
The classic horror comics of the 1950's, those published before the implementation of the Comics Code Authority; have become synonymous with an unequaled level skin-crawling revulsion, and a large volume of very interesting work in the genre was done during this period. The Crypt of Horror reprints series collection of 1950's horror masterpieces! Thrill to gruesome goodies with titles like "Let The Past Lie Buried," "The Death Ship," "She Monster," "The Evil Eye," and "Anything Can Happen." With art by Jay Disbrow, Steve Ditko, Dick Ayers, Sheldon Moldoff, and others on more than a dozen creepy classics!
120pgs, B&W SRP: $24.95

MEN OF MYSTERY #74
by Various
Crimefighting duos were all too common in the Golden Age. Once Robin the Boy Wonder appeared in DC's Batman, the pattern most-imitated was unfortunately set — the adult superhero with the boy sidekick. But this month's issue of Men Of Mystery highlights the more interesting super-teams, those that involve male/female pairings. Read exciting, never previously reprinted exploits of the top guy-and-gal costumed crimefighting duos of the Golden Age, with stories starring Flame and Flamegirl, Bulletman and Bulletgirl, Cat-Man and Kitten, Dollman and Dollgirl, Rocketman and Rocketgirl, and the rarely-seen Boomerang and Diana, along with other surprises! Creators include Otto Binder, William Woolfolk, Charles Quinlan, Al Bryant, and more.
SC, 68pgs, B&W SRP: $9.95

A FIRST SALVO

CONTRACT #3
by Madeiros, Shell & Padilla
The contract to rescue a kidnapped little girl has taken a turn for the worst. Abducted from her kidnappers by black market organ dealers and their cybernetic bodyguards, the threat to her life is very real. However, battling through a couple squads of armed combat cyborgs seems almost easy when compared to the tough choice that Jessie, Panzer and Tsumi will have to face. Can they live with themselves after the decision is made? Find out in the conclusion of Contract’s first 3-part mini-series!
32pgs, FC (3 of 3) SRP: $2.99

AIT/PLANETLAR

STARS OF THE MONTH

ASTRONAUTS IN TROUBLE
by Larry Young & Charlie Adlard
The critically acclaimed series is now collected in an affordable hardcover! All three stories are included: Live From The Moon, Space: 1959, and One Shot, One Beer, as well as short stories by Brian Wood, Kieron Dwyer, and Darick Robertson. Available in hardcover and softcover editions.
SOFTCOVER (JUN031970)—SC, 6x9, 288pgs, B&W SRP: $16.95
HARDCOVER (JUN031969)—HC, 6x9, 288pgs, B&W SRP: $19.95

PLANET OF THE CAPES TP
by Larry Young & Brandon McKinney
Superhero archetypes are skewered and comic book industry factions satirized in this four-color punch-'em-up by publishing mogul Larry Young and Switchblade Honey artist, Brandon McKinney! (FEB042046)
MATURE THEMES
SC, 7x10, 88pgs, FC SRP: $12.95

TRUE FACTS TP
by Larry Young
Larry Young began his series of columns on comic book self-publishing for the comic book criticism website Savant. True Facts was a how-to for self-publishers, written by "the Johnny Appleseed of Comics." With step-by-step instructions, each column provides the nut-and-bolts information that you need to produce and publish your own comic book. From the execution of the concept, to definitions of pre-press and printing, from distribution and branding of your comic to the mechanics of writing effective press releases, every column is printed here in its entirety. (STAR15631)
SC, 5x8, 128pgs, B&W SRP: $9.95

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ARSENIC LULLABY PUBLISHING

ARSENIC LULLABY: PULP EDITION TP
by Douglas Paszkiweicz
The Harvey Award-Nominated "King of Dark Humor" returns with this collection of all-new material! It features the usual one page horrors as well as a longer story about Baron Von Donut's long lost love. Also, Tex Buckaroo battles an Indian god in a bathroom over who should help a fat kid with some bullies, and a look in on the Keeslers Corporation's Chinese factory. The assembled cast in this book includes Nazi abortion doctors, swamp monsters, giant eyeballs, Satan worshipers, and more. A must-have for anyone with a depraved sense of humor!
SC, 72pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

ALTERNA COMICS INC

JESUS HATES ZOMBIES (FEATURING LINCOLN HATES WEREWOLVES) IN: "YEA, THOUGH I WALK..." VOLUME 1 GN
by Stephen Lindsay & Steve Cobb
The zombie plague has swept across the Earth, and Jesus has been sent down to take care of it. Along with Laz, his loyal zombie sidekick, Jesus must unite the remaining humans to stand up and defeat the zombie menace. With a time-traveling Abraham Lincoln at his side, and a zombified Angel hot on their heels, can this mish-mash of heroes save humanity — or themselves?!
MATURE THEMES
SC, 7x10, 64pgs, B&W (1 of 4) SRP: $7.95

AMAZE INK/SLAVE LABOR GRAPHICS

URSA MINORS! VOLUME 1: THE COLLECTED, WAIT-FOR-THE-TRADE EDITION TP
by Neil Kleid & Fernando Pinto
Tom, Richard and Harry are Bears One, Two and Three — gifted with high-tech robotic bear suits that grant them incredible strength, night vision and razor sharp claws. While most would be tempted to use them heroically, the pop-culture raised/Internet age defenders of Bigby City focus their strengths on comics, beer, and comics about beer. Spending their days at the local ice cream/comic shop, the amazing Bear Suits occasionally protect the city from ninjas, dinosaurs, and robotic movie directors. But then Richard is introduced to the wonder of Internet chatrooms, and he accidentally arranges a date with the Bear's greatest enemy! Will Richard's heart get broken or will the Bears have to break villainous bones? Written/drawn by Xeric-winning author Neil Kleid, Paul Cote and Fernando Pinto, and filled with more homages than you can shake a paw at!
SC, 6x9, 112pgs, B&W SRP: $10.95

PUNK ROCK AND TRAILER PARKS GN
by Derf
Derf, the creator of Trashed and award winning cartoonist of his syndicated strip The City brings stories us growing up in a small town, the day-to-day weirdness of the trailer parks tucked away therein, the power of music, specifically the punk rock of the late 1970's which redefined, transported, and ultimately, perhaps disappointed a generation. Punk Rock and Trailer Parks conjures up the mystical power of the counterculture to turn outcasts into heroes and, most of all, the transcendent experience that is punk rock.
SC, 7x10, 144pgs, B&W SRP: $15.95

OFFERED AGAIN

O/A THE CITY VOLUME 1 TP
by Derf
The City is a reader favorite in weekly city papers nationwide — provocative, biting, controversial, unabashedly tasteless and just damn funny. In this first collection of his comic strip, Derf slices and dices the modern zeitgeist with unrestrained abandon. Homeland Security would not approve!
SC, 144pgs, B&W SRP: $10.95

STAR OF THE MONTH

AGNES QUILL: AN ANTHOLOGY OF MYSTERY GN
by Roman, Ho, Wang, Zornow, & Telgemeier
Agnes Quill is the story of a teenage detective, the haunted city of Legerdemain she lives in, the strange cases she solves, and the ghosts who help, hinder, or annoy her. Agnes' adventures include confrontations with trapped spirits, cursed souls, possessed relatives disappearing pets, decapitated scientists, ambitious zombies, and a mess of supernatural oddities! (AUG062936)
SC, 6x9, 120pgs, B&W SRP: $10.95

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OFFERED AGAIN

O/A DORK VOLUME 2: CIRCLING THE DRAIN TP
by Evan Dorkin
The second collection from Evan Dorkin's award-winning humor anthology Dork! includes all the non-Eltingville material from issues #7-10, plus extras — with 16 pages in color! Highlighted by Dork! #7's acclaimed "Cluttered Like My Head" autobiographical tour-de-force, this is Dorkin's strongest work to date!
SC, 112pgs, B&W SRP: $13.95

O/A EATING STEVE GN
by J. Marc Schmidt
Jill doesn't understand why she tried to eat her boyfriend's brain, and it pretty much killed their relationship. She moves to the countryside to free herself of her past, hoping to discover a new way of life and new people. But she can't leave behind that odd incident. When her new neighbors begin turning into zombies, Jill realizes she must get involved. Can she escape her destiny?
SC, 80pgs, B&W SRP: $5.95

O/A EGG STORY
by J. Marc Schmidt
Eggs talk. And in their conversations they decide that sitting in a cold, dark refrigerator waiting to get gobbled up is definitely not for them, and so they stage a daring escape. But life takes a grim turn when one of them turns into a suicidal maniac who yearns to become a soufflé, and it all ends up tragically (and messily) on the kitchen floor. What can an egg do after witnessing pointless, random death and destruction?
SC, 64pgs, B&W SRP: $3.95

O/A EMO BOY VOLUME 2: WALK AROUND WITH YOUR HEAD DOWN TP
by Steve Emond
Emo Boy has finally found the love of his life — and loses her in about 10 pages. Thus starts the downward spiral of emo that carries Emo Boy through therapy. Prepare for an emo-zombie plague! See Emo Boy as he gets the Christmas spirit beat into him, loses friends, and writes a school play! Not to mention a "Choose Your Own Emo" adventure that sends him hurtling through time and space! Collecting issues #7-12 of the Emo Boy comic book series.
SC, 7x10, 176pgs, B&W SRP: $13.95

O/A FILLER BUNNY #2-3
by Jhonen Vasquez
Jhonen Vasquez's Filler Bunny returns for more insomnia-fueled madness! Issue #2 sees Filler Bunny tortured; will he get his revenge on those who tortured him? Then issue #3 returns almost twice as long, and possibly ten times as horrible, with all-new adventures to test the tolerance levels of even the most monstrous of comic reading goblins out there!
#2 (NEW PRINTING)—16pgs, B&W MSRP: $2.25
#3—SC, 6x9, 24pgs, PC MSRP: $2.95

O/A HAUNTED MANSION HC
by Various
When hinges creak in doorless chambers and candles flicker when the air is deathly still, that's when you know ghosts are present! The Haunted Mansion: Welcome Foolish Mortal! collects stories from the first six issues of the comic series based on the popular Disney attraction. Featuring work by Roman Dirge, Eric Jones, Drew Rausch, and many others, The Haunted Mansion tells the story of the 999 happy haunts who make the mansion their home!
HC, 184pgs, B&W SRP: $49.95

STAR OF THE MONTH

IGOR: FIXED BY FRANKENSTEINS GN
by Chris Reilly & Chris Grine
Everyone's favorite deaf, mute hunchback finds himself in another series of odd predicaments, and laughs can only ensue in this hilarious, gross, weird, unexpected and quite possibly the Citizen Kane of baled, mute, mutant hunchback comics. Introduction written by Batton Lash. (AUG073321)
SC, 72pgs, B&W SRP: $5.95

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OFFERED AGAIN

O/A MIDNIGHT SUN TP
by Ben Towle
In 1928, an Italian airship expedition to the North Pole mysteriously disappears. As the stranded crew of the airship prepares for an extended stay on the drifting icepack where they've crashed, a dispassionate American newspaper reporter is dispatched to cover the event from aboard a Russian rescue ship.
SC, 136pgs, B&W SRP: $14.95

STAR OF THE MONTH

TUPELO TP
by Matt DeGennaro & Phil Elliott
In 1977, Famous Monsters — led by the eccentric Captain Tupelo — burned up Greenwich Village's punk scene. When the Monsters broke up, rumors spread of a strange street avenger. They called him "Captain Tupelo." Today, few remember the story. Until one night — and one murder. This edition collects the original 4-issue run and includes a Famous Monsters music CD! (APR042281)
MATURE THEMES
SC, 144pgs, B&W SRP: $16.95

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ANARCHY STUDIOS/HARRIS COMICS

VAMPIRELLA QUARTERLY HALLOWEEN 2008
by Dan Brereton & John Heebink
Lower Price! More New Story! No Reprinted Material! What better way to celebrate Halloween than with the sexiest icon in horror: Vampirella! Comics maverick Dan Brereton (Nocturnals) writes what's sure to be an instant classic, featuring art by John Heebink (Doll and Creature, Elvira). Religious fanatics on a rampage have captured Vampirella and thrown her into a maximum security prison for demon women. These madmen think they can reform her, redeem her, change her. Well, Vampi's got other plans! Cover by Dan Brereton.
24pgs, FC SRP: $3.50

VAMPIRELLA QUARTERLY: SUMMER 2008 STAPLES COVER
by Fialkov, Salonga, Goodwin & Gonzalez
Get your hands on this special limited edition of Vampirella Quarterly: Summer 2008 featuring awesome variant cover art by Fiona Staples (Authority)! Only 500 copies have been printed, so don't miss out!
40pgs, FC SRP: $19.99

ANCIENT SQUID MEDIA

BROKEN GIRLS GN
by Beales, Cuitla & Ramado-IMedia
Marianne’s Crossing is part boarding school, part prison for girls who are too smart, too violent, or just too much trouble for their influential families. But when a secret drug experiment goes wrong, everyone degenerates into raving psychopaths. Only the worst of the worst inmates are left, and these girls aren't gossiping about boys and doing each other’s hair — they're kicking ass and fighting their way out of hell!
MATURE THEMES
SC, 7x10, 100pgs, B&W SRP: $10.00

ANDREWS AND MCMEEL

PRINCE VALIANT VOLUME 1 TP
by Gary Gianni & Mark Schultz
Originally created by Hal Foster and now sketched by award-winning creators Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz, Prince Valiant is an epic comic adventure that has maintained a continuous story line since its debut in 1937. Noted for its realistic panoramas and its intelligent, humorous narrative, Prince Valiant depicts events taken from various time periods spanning from the late Roman Empire to the High Middle Ages. This collection follows Prince Valiant and his son Nathan as they prepare for battle following King Arthur's abdication. The knightly father and son encounter danger and adventure as they right wrongs throughout each step of their journey. Meanwhile, Aleta, Valiant's true love, holds court back at Camelot while facing challenges of her own. Prince Valiant appears weekly in more than 300 newspapers nationwide. Strips dating from November 21, 2004, to May 11, 2008 are included within this collection. (C: 1-1-2) NOTE: Available only within the United States--No U.S. Territories.
SC, 8x11, 192pgs, FC SRP: $19.99

ANIME WORKS PUBLICATIONS

EIKEN VOLUME 11 GN
by Seiji Matsuyama
Densuke's eager to participate in extracurricular activities, but he never expected to join the mysterious Eiken Club, where every other member is a busty co-ed, and many of the club activities involve bikinis. But Densuke isn't interested in anyone but the shy and beautiful Chiharu!
MATURE THEMES
SC, 192pgs, B&W SRP: $10.99

STRAWBERRY CHAN VOLUME 2 GN
by Ai Morinaga
Once upon a time there was a talking frog. This frog's name was Strawberry-Chan. Strawberry-chan loved his boy, Akiyoshi, very much, but Akiyoshi liked nothing more than to use a straw to blow Strawberry-chan up like a balloon — much to the chagrin of Strawberry-chan! Akiyoshi's friends all feel very differently about Strawberry-chan. Some wish he were treated better, some really love Strawberry-chan, and one even wishes he was Strawberry-chan!
MATURE THEMES
SC, 192pgs, B&W SRP: $11.99

ANTARCTIC PRESS

FAR WEST POCKET MANGA VOLUME 1 TP
by Richard Moore
A decade ago, Antarctic Press presented a rip-roaring pair of fantasy-adventure mini-series from Richard Moore, the creator of Boneyard. Now, return to those tales of yesteryear, to a Wild, Weird West that never was with the collected edition of Far West! Join elf gunslinger Meg and talking bear Phil, bounty hunters in an Old West where S&W meets D&D, in a tale so mean it once shot a reader just for lookin' at it funny! Meg and Phil are out to earn bounty on a gang of train robbers, but realize that they may have taken on more than they can handle when they discover the robbers are using a dragon to help them do the dirty work! On their way back from another long bounty hunt, the pair find their town's been raided by the Hole-in-the-Head Gang, a band of ogres led by the Moonshine Kid, who actually does look like a kid! Meg's all for confronting the bogus brat and his bulky bodyguards head-on, but she and Phil are all out of ammo after their nailing their latest bounty. Will Meg's wits and Phil's powers of seduction be enough to keep the Hole-in-the-Head gang from putting holes in them? (C: 0-0-2)
MATURE THEMES
SC, 5x7, 128pgs, B&W SRP: $14.95

GOLD DIGGER ANNUAL 2008
by Fred Perry & Various
Every year, the Gold Digger universe continues to grow, giving more and more for readers to appreciate. Fred Perry gives month after month, and this is his readers' chance to give back. Pro and amateur fans alike present their own takes on their favorite GD characters. Whether you're adding a story or just grabbing up a copy, you too can be a part of the GD universe!
48pgs, FC SRP: $4.50

GOLD DIGGER II POCKET MANGA VOLUME 5 TP
by Fred Perry
Madrid the Djinn reveals her Gina-disguise ruse to everyone just before escaping with Gina’s toughest hurt-bot, Seven, who is still working for her. Gina‘s friends have to pursue her into the Djinn home-dimension of Yl’Dahjim before she gains the power of its Magic Sun — or before Gina tries to tackle Madrid all on her own! Cosmic concerns give way to more mundane ones as Brit's husband Stripe interviews for a job and her mother Julia has Brit’ take Julia's martial arts students clothes-shopping.Julia just prays something’s left of her credit line afterward. Then mercenary pilot team Night Flight break their leader Dark Bird and raw recruit Skippy out of jail, and Gina's friend and transporter, super-pilot Kevin “Ace” Koss, goes up to bring them down.But first he has to beat the mad skillz of Night Flight’s new top gun, Skippy! Collects Gold Digger Volume 3 #31-36. (C: 0-0-2)
SC, 5x7, 128pgs, B&W SRP: $14.95

STAR OF THE MONTH

GOLD DIGGER MAX POCKET MANGA VOLUME 1 TP
by Fred Perry
Antarctic Press rounds out the Gold Digger Pocket Manga series with this collection of specials, crossovers, and one-shots! First, it's Asrial vs. Cheetah in a race to find a mysterious signal beacon located near the legendary Fountain of Youth. Then it's a wild mix of alien invaders, sentai heroes, wacky inventions and a sorcerous Elvis impersonator, all colliding in "A Science Affair." Relive Gina's first encounters with the mysterious Beta-Phantoms in the Gold Digger Beta one-shot, as well as Gina and Brit's childhood adventures from the GD Minus 18 special. (JUL062860)
SC, 152pgs, B&W SRP: $14.95

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GOLD DIGGER: TIFFANY & CHARLOTTE #4
by Fred Perry & J.L. Anderson
Tiffany and Pojo get to reminisce about their long, happy life together — courtesy of Charlotte's imagination! On the bus ride home, her two captive, squirming listeners get to hear about how they will fall in love, from going on their first date to getting married to having their first child, "Charlotte, Jr.," then lots more babies, all with pretty, pink hair and smelling of a thousand fruit pie flavors! The thought of their potential future together leaves them speechless — or maybe it's because that chem-lab accident a few hours ago left them temporarily voiceless, unable to protest!
32pgs, FC (4 of 4) SRP: $3.50

HOW TO DRAW (AND FIGHT) ZOMBIES SUPERSIZE TP
by Joe Wight & David Hutchison
When the dead walk the Earth, will you survive? Not unless you have this essential zombie guide and How To Draw handbook! Not only will you learn how to draw all types of zombies, you'll get skills and tips on how to defeat them and survive the Apocalypse! Don't let your artistic talents go to waste just 'cause the world has ended — this essential guide is here to help! So get up, arm yourself to the teeth, and start drawing! Oh, and don't forget the flamethrower. (C: 0-0-2)
SC, 8x11, 128pgs, B&W SRP: $19.95

THE LAND OF OZ: THE MANGA #4
by David Hutchison
Beaten, tired and on the run, Tip and his companions stumble upon the battlefield where the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman and the Cowardly Lion once fought against the armies of the Wicked Witch of the West. After telling his friends the tales of those days, the Scarecrow leads them to the castle of the Tin Woodsman and gains his aid for battling the army marauding across Oz. However, General Jinjur sets dark forces in motion as she and old Mombi plot their revenge against Tip and his growing list of allies!
32pgs, B&W (4 of 8) SRP: $2.99

NINJA HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK 2008
by Ben Dunn & Various
Its cast may still be in high school, but this year, NHS turns twenty-one! Once again, creative readers get to put their special touch on Ninja High School in the Ninja High School Yearbook. Whether you're contributing or reading, you too can celebrate one of the longest-running and most diverse independent comics ever!
48pgs, B&W SRP: $4.50

PIRATES VS NINJAS ANNUAL 2008
by Various
Once a good pirate-ninja brawl gets going, everyone wants in on the act, so Antarctic's gonna let 'em! A.P.'s starring swashbucklers and shinobis — Fred Perry, Ben Dunn, Rod Espinosa, Joe Wight, Kelsey Shannon and more — are gonna have it out once and for all. They're taking part in the ultimate battle, fighting not with short swords and pinwheels, but with short stories and pin-ups, each providing his own take on the eternal struggle! We're even letting some courageous cabin boys and gung-ho genin (a.k.a. fans among the readers) take their shots! When the dust settles and all the tales are told, there can only be one winner — You!
32pgs, B&W SRP: $3.50

STARS OF THE MONTH

LEGENDS FROM DARKWOOD POCKET MANGA VOLUME 1
by Chris Reid & John Kantz
What happens where fairy-tale environments meet real-world cynicism? Darkwood! Natives slaughtered by over-zealous real-estate developers, a fantastic species on the brink of extinction, and a woman who has combined her maidenhood and hunting skills to form an economic juggernaut! Legends from Darkwood — proof you can have your unicorn and eat it, too! (MAR042228)
SC, 5x7, 142pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

METADOCS: ANATOMY OF A SUPERHERO TP
by Dunn, Hartman, Espinosa, Babiar, & Hutchison
Young Dr. Rayos is heading for his first day at work with the MetaDocs team, when his train is attacked by the mighty villain, Lord Drehd. When Drehd’s assault leaves several superheroes badly injured, it's up to the MetaDocs to come to the heroes’ rescue! But things get interesting when Lord Dhred himself ends up in the ER! Will the villain’s evil past affect Dr. Rayos' decision to heal him? And if not that, what about Drehd's powerful auto-defenses? Collects MetaDocs #0, MetaDocs Type A #1, and MetaDocs: Code Black #1! (APR073362)
SC, 7x10, 114pgs, FC SRP: $12.95

MISCHIEF & MAYHEM POCKET MANGA VOLUME 1 TP
by David Hutchison
Prepare yourself for the insanely bizarre antics of Mischief and Mayhem, two maniacal moppets with big heads and even bigger weapons, as they carve and mutilate their way through non-stop, hilarious misadventure — to heck! Can these twisted little demons kick the spleen out of the Devil himself? And if so, can they do it in time for a trek to the North Pole to save Christmas? It's hacks and slashes, peppered with gloom and doom, sautéed with Goth-gore galore! Collects Mischief & Mayhem: Field Trip to Heck!, Mischief & Mayhem Winter Fun Special, and all-new material. (JUN073236)
SC, 5x7, 128pgs, B&W SRP: $14.95

YOU CAN DRAW TRANSFORMING ROBOTS TP
by Sherard Jackson
The ultimate step-by-step guide for the creation of transforming robots, by mecha genius Sherard Jackson! A full spectrum of subjects, ranging from assembling basic shapes to applying diverse design philosophies, are covered. This volume is essential for aspiring mech designers and robot enthusiasts. (FEB042106)
SC, 8x11, 192pgs, B&W SRP: $19.95

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A-OKAY COMICS

THE MYTH OF 8-OPUS: WRECKS TP
by Thomas Scioli
From the artistic talent behind GØDLAND from Image Comics, and collecting issues #1-5 of The Myth of 8-Opus for the first time in a single volume! 8-Opus, god-hero of the cosmos, crash-lands on the Corpseworld, a planet made of the bones of a giant from the days of old. 8-Opus follows the trail of his missing friend, Daedalus, to a mysterious city hanging upside-down from the roof of the giant's skull. There he encounters a race of deities who are not what they seem!
SC, 7x10, 160pgs, B&W SRP: $24.99

APE ENTERTAINMENT

FEMME NOIR: THE DARK CITY DIARIES #4
by Christopher Mills, Joe Staton & Mark Stegbauer
When an ancient and powerful artifact is stolen from the natives of an uncharted island by a group of unscrupulous adventurers, its beautiful young protector, Okona, Queen of Monster Isle, follows it to the "Concrete Jungle" ofPort Nocturne with revenge in her heart and a spear in her hand. Available with covers from Joe Staton and Alfredo Lopez, Jr. or Mike Wieringo and Joe Staton.
STATON/LOPEZ JR. COVER—32pgs, FC (4 of 4) SRP: $3.95
WIERINGO/STATION COVER—32pgs, FC SRP: $3.95

HERESY #1
by John Brady, Roger Mincheff & Steve Perkins
Dismembered bodies and roasted heads are no ordinary murder, but Matt Baker is no ordinary cop. The trail of blood and secrets leads him into a war between forces he can't quite believe exist. In an uneasy alliance with vampires, Baker wages a desperate battle to keep mankind at the top of the food chain!
MATURE THEMES
32pgs, FC (1 of 4) SRP: $2.99

RETURN TO POINT PLEASANT GN
by Chad Lambert & Various
Time traveling scientists journey to Point Pleasant, West Virginia in search of the Mothman! From the Revolutionary War to the 1967 Silver Bridge disaster, 200 years of paranormal folklore comes to life in fully-painted color. Ray Bradbury calls Lambert’s story “superb and frightening! Bravo!” Based on true events.
MATURE THEMES
SC, 7x10, 72pgs, FC SRP: $9.95

ARCANA STUDIO

BURN #5
by Camilla d'Errico & Scott Sanders
Convalescing from the battle of his life, Burn meets another young man struggling with tragedy in his world. Burn may find answers in this kindred spirit, or has his new friend already suffered too much?
24pgs, B&W (5 of 6) SRP: $2.99

CORRECTIVE MEASURES GN
by Grant Chastain & Fran Moyano
Less than 30 miles off the coast of Florida is an island. And if you're one of the few that get to see it, it's likely you will never leave! This is San Tiburon, home to beautiful white sandy shores, crystal-blue waters — and the world's most dangerous maximum-security penitentiary. For 185 of the world's most dangerous super-powered criminals, it is their final home. They will reside within these walls until their sentence is served — or they meet their end. There are no escapes. There are no bargains or compromises. There is only San Tiburon. Enjoy your stay. Collects issues #1-6 of the limited series.
MATURE THEMES
SC, 7x10, 152pgs, FC SRP: $14.95

MARLOW: SOUL OF DARKNESS #1
by Aaron Thomas Nelson & Mathew Reynolds
Accidentally turned into a zombie by nanotechnology meant to cure his war-torn psyche, Marlow now works for the pharmaceutical company that mutilated him. In exchange for the medicines that keep him from reverting to a zombie state, Marlow does all the dirty work the Company asks him to do out of fear of transforming into a terrible creature. The Company's latest assignment sends Marlow and his team to a research site in Romania to destroy human experiments, forcing Marlow save the man who made him, and defeat a feared assassin known only as "The Russian." This leads him to question the life he's chosen, and wonder if he must suffer the consequences of his mutilation to be truly human. Inspired by Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.
MATURE THEMES
48pgs, B&W SRP: $4.95

TALES OF PENANCE: TRIAL OF THE CENTURY #3
by Ryan Foley & Goof
Deeper into the Rabbit Hole! Rocked by the unveilings while investigating the case of Penance, LJ McCloud has partnered with her elderly father to uncover the truth behind the case. She has confirmed her suspicions and she is now struggling against political pressure and public opinion as she fights to prevent the conviction of an innocent man.
44pgs, FC (3 of 4) SRP: $3.95

ARCHAIA STUDIOS PRESS

STARS OF THE MONTH

ARTESIA HC'S
by Mark Smylie
In the Highlands of the Middle Kingdoms, where witchcraft and warlords vie for power, a warrior-priestess named Artesia fights for her king against the rulers of rival citadels. In Artesia Afield, she leads an army out of the Highlands to aid the Middle Kingdoms against the returning Thessids. In Artesia Afire she confronts the temptations, limits, and consequences of power. Each volume includes an illustrated dustjacket.
MATURE THEMES
VOLUME 1: ARTESIA (JUN062863)—HC, 192pgs, FC SRP: $24.95
VOLUME 2: ARTESIA AFIELD (AUG063013)—HC, 192pgs, FC SRP: $24.95
VOLUME 3: ARTESIA AFIRE (DEC063306)—HC, 240pgs, FC SRP: $24.95

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ARCHANGEL STUDIOS

RED STAR: SWORD OF LIES #3
by Christian Gossett
The Power of Pravda turns the tide as The Revolution strikes back, launching their most successful offensive. The Ancient Dynasties, however, have not ruled for this long without understanding the nature of power, and have made pacts with forces of their own! The Red Star has never looked better than in Sword of Lies issue #3, packing 64 pages of uninterrupted Red Star story into a graphic explosion of cinematic proportions!
RES. from Previews Vol. XVII #1 (JAN073384)
64pgs, FC (3 of 3) PI

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O/A RED STAR TP'S
by Christian Gossett, Bradley Kayl, & Snakebite
Mixing historical fact with science fiction and fantasy elements, the five-time Eisner-nominated saga of The Red Star is collected in these three handsome softcover volumes, telling an ongoing epic saga of love, loss, and conflict in the world of "Mythic Russia," inspired by both Russian folklore and military history.
VOLUME 1: BATTLE OF KAR DATHRAS GATE (STAR17840)—SRP: $24.95
VOLUME 2: NOKGORKA (STAR16481)—SRP: $24.95
VOLUME 3: PRISON OF SOULS—SRP: $24.95

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

ARCHIE #589
by Batton Lash & Bill Galvan
“Freshman Year: Winter Term.” In the tradition of Batman: Year One and Marvel's The Ultimates comes the biggest Archie Comics event since the “Love Showdown!” Archie reflects on the term just past, pining over Veronica and lamenting how she went away during the holiday break.Hoping to stay close to Veronica, Archie joins the drama club — the perfect indoor activity during the frosty winter months. But being part of such a large club is hardly the way to gain exclusive quality time with Veronica. Will their reunion be everything Archie hopes, or will the eternal love triangle get off to a rollicking start with friction between Betty and Veronica instead? And will Moose ever be introduced to Midge? Other surprises in store for the gang this second term include some new faculty members as well as the departure of the expelled school bully, Jared McGerk. It’s the funniest first year of high school ever, courtesy of fan-favorite writer Batton Lash of Wolff & Byrd and Archie Meets the Punisher, along with Scrapyard Detectives creator Bill Galvan!
32pgs, FC SRP: $2.25

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #123
by Alex Simmons, Fernando Ruiz & Jim Amash
“A Tune in Tinsel Town.” Now that the smoke has cleared and all the bad guys have been dispatched, Archie and his friends can finally concentrate on the film deal that brought them to Hollywood in the first place. Citing the Archie’s popularity and the high profile of their adventures in Europe and Africa, a big-time Hollywood producer is certain the teens’ notoriety will translate to box office gold and plans to star them in a series of movies called “Mayhem Musical High.” Now that they’ve saved half of Hollywood’s biggest stars, the kids are even hotter properties! Along with that red-hotness comes offers of solo contracts for the players. Will visions of individual fame and fortune strike a sour chord with the band, or can the Archies’ love of music and friendship ultimately overcome ego and greed?
32pgs, FC SRP: $2.25

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #192
by George Gladir, Pat Kennedy & Bob Bolling
Archie suffers from "Video Idiocy" when he has Jughead video his constant klutziness to enter in TV home video competitions in his latest scheme to make spending cash! Archie wants to be "The Prince of Green," but he learns the hard way that you have to expend personal energy to conserve the world’s energy! Plus, a brand-new Little Archie tale by Bob Bolling! Can Little Archie and his friends keep both the Animal Rescue Foundation headquarters and their own clubhouse from being torn down? Not before some hair-raising adventures, including an unplanned ride down the roaring rapids! And, other new and classic tales, pin-ups, puzzles, and more!
Digest, 192pgs, FC SRP: $3.69

BETTY #176
by George Gladir, Mike Pellowski, Bill Golliher & Stan Goldberg
For someone who claims not to be superstitious, Betty sure hopes that “The Many Charms of Luck” she has will bring her good luck! Betty takes a "Fitness Quiz" and learns the secret of her mother’s physical fitness — being a housewife! Everyone loves how "Breath Taking" Betty’s new cheese dip goes down — it’s just the halitosis aftermath they can do without! Finally, attending her cousin’s wedding gives Betty an opportunity to observe several married couples, and witness the “good times and bad” firsthand!
32pgs, FC SRP: $2.25

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #164
by Dan Parent, Mike Pellowski, Pat Kennedy & Tim Kennedy
“And the Winner Is…,"Part 4. Archie Comics presents a special election for 2008 — your chance to vote for Cheryl Blossom’s new boyfriend! Reggie and Cheryl broke up, and Cheryl wound up on the TV show, “The Lonely Hearts Club” in search of a new beau. Three hot contestants stepped up for the challenge, and readers will vote for who Cheryl should choose online at www.archiecomics.com! This issue, Cheryl goes on her final date with master chef George. George really knows how to heat things up, both in and out of the kitchen. Can Cheryl handle the competition from all the culinary school cuties lining up for cooking lessons? Not to mention Jughead, who wants to monopolize her man for endless meals? Your vote decides whether George is the main entrée or merely an appetizer! Don’t miss this pivotal issue leading up to the final chapter where your votes — and Cheryl’s final choice for new leading man — will be revealed! Also, Betty and Veronica’s day is full of activities, but they refuse to be tired until they’re really tired! Finally, Betty and Veronica indulge a "Bionic Babes" fantasy and wonder what it would be like to be stronger, faster, better than before!
Digest, 192pgs, FC SRP: $3.69

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #85
by Dan Parent
Special Halloween Issue! It’s a dark and stormy night, a fitting night for Betty and Veronica to stay inside and have a scary movie festival! But things go from “reel” to real when Archie, Jughead, and Reggie try to crash the girls’ private party — and come face-to-face with an axe-wielding maniac! Is everything as it seems, or is it just a case of the boys’ imaginations running wild? Guest-starring Veronica’s truck driving-aunt, Tessie!
32pgs, FC SRP: $2.25

JUGHEAD #191
by Craig Boldman & Stan Goldberg
Jughead decides to try community theater — but is the community ready for "The Show Stopper" and Jughead’s brand of theater? Jughead is ready for any food emergency with “Juggie’s Utility Belt!” When Jughead goes to the grocery store, is he a kid in a candy shop or a bull in a china shop? Either way, Jughead is hardly "Cart Smart!"
32pgs, FC SRP: $2.25

PALS-N-GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #125
by Melanie Morgan, Tod Smith & Al Milgrom
"Break-up Blues," Part 1. It’s another new four-part story in Archie's new “realistic style” — and this time, Moose and Midge’s romance hangs in the balance! First came Betty and Veronica’s “Bad Boy Trouble,” followed by Jughead dealing with a bunch of “Matchmakers.” Now, the latest story to portray the famous Riverdale teens in a realistic style is here — and it may spell the end of one of the longest-running romances in Archie Comics history! Feeling confined by Moose’s possessive nature, Midge decides to try an experiment — namely, dating Reggie! We all know this will make Moose fly off the handle, but this time it won’t have an “all’s well that ends well” resolution. Can Archie and his friends help pick up the pieces of this shattered relationship, or is it better to leave them where they lay? Plus, other new and classic tales!
Digest, 192pgs, FC SRP: $3.69

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES VOLUME 9 TP
by Various
The thrilling new series that lets fans relive classic Sonic stories continues! The stories change to a more “dramatic” tone, better aligning the series to the Saturday morning animated series then on the air. The emphasis is on the royal politics of the kingdom, with power plays, self-sacrifice and betrayals galore. Each story is meticulously restored and printed on high-grade paper-so you can feel like you're zipping right alongside the cobalt champion as he saves Knothole Village! This action-packed edition features events like the mystery of the Chaos Emeralds and the return of King Acorn (sort of)! Reprinting Sonic the Hedgehog #33-36, in a special 5 x 7 & ½ inch edition!
SC, 112pgs, FC SRP: $7.95

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #192
by Ian Flynn, Tracy Yardley & Jim Amash
“Metal and Mettle," Part 2. You’re not just seeing double, you’re seeing quadruple when Sonic and Scourge fight for their lives against the sleek killer robots Metal Sonic and Metal Scourge! Why isn’t Scourge’s Suppression Squad doing anything to help? And what is the sinister secret Dr. Eggman is using to keep the Dark Egg Legion under his control?
32pgs, FC SRP: $2.25

SONIC X #37
by Ian Flynn, James Fry III & Terry Austin
Dr. Eggman attacks the President and Sonic saves the day! Simple as that, right? Then why is Sonic thinking about world domination? Why is Dr. Eggman racing to save the world? And when S.O.N.I.C.X. gets into the mix, you know you’re in for one wacky ride!
32pgs, FC SRP: $2.25

TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #30
by George Gladir, Bill Golliher, Fernando Ruiz, Bob Bolling & Pat Kennedy
Have Archie and Jughead really stumbled into a Halloween party where the guests are not in costume but are actual, real-live monsters? Find out for yourself if this tale is a “trick” or a “treat!” Then, it’s a real “kitchen nightmare” when cafeteria cook Miss Beazly loses a ring in a pot pie! Finally, Mr. Weatherbee promises to perform as a clown if the students improve their reading averages, leading some to ask, “What else is new?” Plus, other new and classic tales!
Digest, 192pgs, FC SRP: $2.49

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O/A SONIC QUEST: DEATH EGG SAGA #1-3
Sonic kicks some 'bot in this thrilling mini-series! The blue blur leaps into action when Robotnik unleashes a new technological terror designed to roboticize all of Mobius in this oft-requested mini-series.
#1—32pgs, FC SRP: $1.50
#2—32pgs, FC SRP: $1.50
#3—32pgs, FC SRP: $1.50

O/A SONIC SUPER SPECIAL #4-6
by Various
See the hedgehog and his pals tear it up in these Super Specials packed with giant-sized thrills from pint-sized heroes!
#4—32pgs, FC SRP: $2.25
#5—48pgs, FC SRP: $2.25
#6—48pgs, FC SRP: $2.25

O/A SONIC THE PRESENTS: KNUCKLES' CHAOTIX SPECIAL #1 (CURRENT PRINTING)
This issue introduces Vector the Crocodile, Espio the Chameleon, Mighty the Armadillo, and Charmy Bee — collectively known as The Chaotix!
32pgs, FC SRP: $2.25

ARDDEN ENTERTAINMENT

FLASH GORDON #2
by Brendan Deneen & Paul Green
After crash-landing on the planet Mongo, Flash, Dale, and Dr. Zarkov find themselves separated from each other, with Flash wandering the deadly forests of Arboria and Dale waking up as a guest of none other than Ming the "Merciful"! Plus, a fan-favorite character from Alex Raymond's original comic-strip debuts! It's classic retro-pulp science-fiction action, for a whole new generation! Ships with two covers in a 50/50 ratio.
36pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

ART THROBS

LADIES MAN
SEE PREVIEWS ADULT FOR MORE INFORMATION (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Not available in Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, & the U.K.
ADULT MATERIAL
48pgs, FC PI

ASGMC

THE VICTORIAN HORRORS OF OLD MAUCH CHUNK #2
by Bann, Caton & Gallo
Issue two of The Victorian Horrors of Old Mauch Chunk continues the genre-busting terror, steampunk and action tale that thrilled readers and garnerned mainstream press coverage. From the reader's first meeting with the mysterious and beautiful Ava Markewicz to the technological leap that could make a turn-of-the-century industrialist the most powerful man in the world to our dashing hero's first foray deep underground where the wild things are, VHOMC #2 will firmly embed the reader into a world of adventure and action!
40pgs, PC SRP: $3.95

ASPEN MLT INC

ASPEN SHOWCASE: BENOIST #1
by JT Krul, Micah Gunnell & Rob Stull
Aspen newest anthology series, Aspen Showcase, combines some of today’s finest creators with several of comics best loved properties and characters! Soulfire’s popular hero Benoist takes center stage in Aspen Showcase: Benoist #1, his first Showcase appearance! Once employed by Rainier Industries, Benoist worked on utilizing the most advanced technology on the planet to further along modern science. However, his relationship with his nefarious boss soon took a freefall, nearly costing him his life — and so much more! Discover the secrets behind Benoist’s tragic history and the people and events that shaped his arrival within the pages of the current Soulfire storyline. Available with two covers, one from Micah Gunnell, the other from current Legion of Super-Heroes artist Francis Manapul.
GUNNELL COVER—32pgs, FC SRP: $2.99
MANAPUL COVER—32pgs, FC SRP: $2.99

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O/A ASPEN SHOWCASE: ASPEN MATTHEWS #1
by C. B. Cebulski & Talent Caldwell
Artist Talent Caldwell dives back into the Aspen universe to take on its flagship character, Aspen Matthews! Battling the Blue and saving the world are hardly any challenge compared to the troubling life of high school adolescence! Acclaimed writer C. B. Cebulski takes us on a journey back to Aspen’s childhood as she attends her high school reunion and runs into some very ‘special’ friends from her past, reminding her of a few ‘special’ memories as well! Aspen Matthews #1 will ship with two different covers, one by artist Talent Caldwell, and the other from current Fathom artist, Ale Garza.
CALDWELL COVER—32pgs, FC SRP: $2.99
GARZA COVER—32pgs, FC SRP: $2.99

O/A FATHOM #0
by J.T. Krul & Ale Garza
Humankind faces a new threat to their existence from the ancient and powerful underwater race, the Black, while the return of the villainous Killian sends shockwaves throughout the already-devastated world of the Blue. Meanwhile, Aspen Matthews attempts to adjust to life above the water, but a future — and past — threat emerges to disrupt her safe haven! Featuring an all-new 12-page story that sets the stage for the brand-new Fathom series, this issue comes with an additional sketchbook section, never before seen art, and a stunning cover by series artist Ale Garza!
32pgs, FC SRP: $2.50

FATHOM #2
by J.T. Krul, Ale Garza & John Starr
Death and destruction have risen above the surface behind the wrath of Killian and Kiani’s bloody vengeance! With the aftermath of their attack on a historic American location sending ripples across the oceans and beneath, any hope for peace between the Humans and the Blue is completely lost as a new threat has emerged to lead the human invasion. Meanwhile, Aspen makes her return below the surface to Muria with Cannon and Chance, and encounters the Blue’s special… guest! The deadly tides of change rise above the surface as the exciting third volume of the best-selling action adventure series, Fathom, continues! Available with covers from Ale Garza and Michael Gunnell.
GARZA COVER—32pgs, FC SRP: $2.99
GUNNELL COVER—32pgs, FC SRP: $2.99

FATHOM VOLUME 2: INTO THE DEPTHS TP
by J.T. Krul & Koi Turnbull
Worlds collide when the might of the bloodthirsty Admiral Maylander and the United States military declare war on the Blue civilizations nestled deep under the ocean’s surface. Following the classic events of the original Fathom series, the second thrilling volume finds underwater biologist Aspen Matthews struggling to accept the startling reality of her true identity. All in the midst of an all out war between the humans and the Blue! Collecting for the first time the sold out Fathom: Beginnings and Zero issue, as well as issues #1 though #11, this is 320 pages of everything Fathom! (MAR083457)
SC, 7x10, 320pgs, FC SRP: $29.99

ASYLUM PRESS

ASYLUM OF HORRORS #1
by Various
Giant sized first issue! The inmates at the Asylum bring you a new breed of horror! This anthology features 13 stories from the best writer’s and artists in the industry. In “Human Growth Hormone” by Frank Forte, a geek's love for a girl drives him to desperate measures; “The Last Line” explores a man’s bizarre train ride; and Kevin Colden conjures up a Satanic yarn of death. Other tales include: “Love or Obsession” by Kudranski, “Madness” a Lovecraftian horror tale, “The Parts” by Sekuloski, and“Ruined Earth,” an apocalyptic zombie tale by Billy George. Plenty of creep, gore and twists for fans of horror comics old and new!
MATURE THEMES
SC, 7x10, 88pgs, FC SRP: $4.95

AURORA PUBLISHING INC

HITOHIRA VOLUME 1 GN
by Izumi Kirino
What do you do when you are so timid that you can't bring yourself to speak up in front of people? Well, for one, you don’t go and join a club that requires you to act in front of a crowd as you speak loud enough for everyone to hear. Nevertheless, Asai Mugi, a cute freshman high school student, finds herself in just that situation when she is forced to join the Acting Research Club at Kumadaka Art Academy. Just what does a member of the "acting research" club do? What’s up with there being two drama clubs who will be competing in the upcoming cultural festival to see which club gets to stay and which gets disbanded? With every club member determined to make Mugi into a great actress, how is she to cope with the pressure? (C: 0-1-2)
SC, 5x7, 200pgs, B&W (1 of 4) SRP: $10.95

KISS ALL THE BOYS VOLUME 3 GN
SEE PREVIEWS ADULT FOR MORE INFORMATION (C: 1-1-2)
ADULT MATERIAL
SC, 5x7, 192pgs, B&W (3 of 3) SRP: $12.95

STAR OF THE MONTH

KISS ALL THE BOYS VOLUME 1 GN
SEE PREVIEWS ADULT FOR MORE INFORMATION (DEC073430) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Not available in Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, & the U.K.
ADULT MATERIAL
SC, 5x7, 192pgs, B&W (1 of 3) SRP: $12.95

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MISTER MISTRESS VOLUME 2 GN
SEE PREVIEWS ADULT FOR MORE INFORMATION (C: 1-1-2)
ADULT MATERIAL
SC, 5x7, 192pgs, B&W (2 of 2) SRP: $12.95

STARS OF THE MONTH

NIGHTMARES FOR SALE GN'S
by Kaoru Ohashi
The mysterious Shadow and his assistant Maria run a small pawnshop. Every customer experiences unforeseen consequences because of their dark side, and they may pawn something that they should never let go. Enter the Devil's pawnshop, and be careful what you wish for!
MATURE THEMES
VOLUME 1 (SEP073400)—SC, 5x7, 228pgs, B&W (1 of 2) SRP: $10.95
VOLUME 2 (DEC073428)—SC, 5x7, 208pgs, B&W SRP: $10.95

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OH, MY GOD! VOLUME 2 GN
by Natsuho Shino
Yuuto Hikami is just your average male high school student. That is, if you exclude his being the only son of a long line of onmyouji spiritual masters. And, of course, the fact that currently there are two supernatural gods staying at his house — Guardian Deity Sui, currently suffering from amnesia, and the water god Rin, a cool recluse! As the two gods constantly battle each other for Yuuto’s heart, there is never a dull moment in his life! With two gods closely attached to him, is there any way Yuuto can ever become just an ordinary high school student? Don’t miss out on this hilarious romantic rollercoaster ride between a “typical” high school student and two unordinary demi-gods! (C: 0-1-2)
MATURE THEMES
SC, 5x7, 176pgs, B&W (2 of 2) SRP: $12.95

STAR OF THE MONTH

REAL LOVE GN
SEE PREVIEWS ADULT FOR MORE INFORMATION (DEC073429) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Not available in Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, & the U.K.
ADULT MATERIAL
SC, 5x7, 192pgs, B&W SRP: $10.95

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AVATAR PRESS INC

BLACK SUMMER TP
by Warren Ellis & Juan Jose Ryp
The eight issue series that was the biggest event of 2007 has now been collected in this deluxe trade paperback with a brand new cover! Warren Ellis' eight-issue opus of masked hero revolution, Black Summer, perfectly complimented by the stunning and explosive art of the genius Juan Jose Ryp, is nothing less than a sequential masterpiece. The world goes black in this epic story of super-powered heroes and villains. The story begins when the political situation in the United States becomes more than Horus can stand, and he moves to take matters into his own hands. Unfortunately, not all of his other team-mates are quite so eager to throw the world into chaos, and an epic conflict forms.With Horus and the rest of the surviving Guns facing off against the military and each other, no one is safe as the bodies start to fall. Whether you collected each of the eight issues as they hit the stands, or you somehow missed this incredible event, the Black Summer trade is a must-have for your shelf! Also available as a Hardcover edition with an all-new cover by series artist Juan Jose Ryp that is limited to just 2,000 copies!
MATURE THEMES
SOFTCOVER—SC, 7x10, 192pgs, FC SRP: $24.99
HARDCOVER—HC, 7x10, 192pgs, FC SRP: $32.99

NO HERO #1
by Warren Ellis & Juan Jose Ryp
Warren Ellis and Juan Jose Ryp, the team behind the fan-favorite Black Summer, are revolutionizing masked heroes yet again in the hottest new series of the summer! Dead heroes in the dirt. A killer capable of almost supernatural tortures. Five generations of the world's only superhuman group. A forty-year legacy of standing for the rights of freedom and safety. A young man obsessed with the need for street justice. How much do you want to be a superhuman?How badly does he want it? Bad enough to bring on the last days of an American legend? If he even gets to survive that long? Forty years ago, a group of superhumans emerged in San Francisco, guided by the man whose unique new drugs gave them their incredible powers. But the team is not the only thing that's advanced over the years, and there are no easy victories when their luck finally begins to run out! This #1 issue blasts the story wide open and is available with a Regular or Wraparound cover by Ryp as well as a rare 1-in-15 Design Sketch Edition featuring the initial character designs by Ryp. This launch issue also has a uber-collectable special edition that you don't want to miss. The Leather Sketch edition features and all-new leather-composite cover by Ryp and for the first time ever, an original head sketch by Ryp is also included! This is the first time any original Ryp art has been offered for sale and will certainly be a instant sell-out. Limited to just 500 copies, allocations are likely.
MATURE THEMES
REGULAR—32pgs, FC (1 of 7) SRP: $3.99
LEATHER & SKETCH—32pgs, FC SRP: $69.99
WRAPAROUND—32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

NO HERO BLACK T-SHIRT
Show your support for Ellis’ new masked hero series and its powerful slogan, “How Much Do You Want To Be A Superhero?” Available in LG, XL, and XXL.
LG-XL—SRP: $11.99
XXL—SRP: $13.99

ANNA MERCURY #1-2 WIZARD WORLD PHILLY EDITIONS
by Warren Ellis & Facundo Percio
Previously only available at Wizard World Philadelphia, these entrancing editions feature all-new covers — series artist Facundo Percio on #1, Paul Duffield on #2! Dancing amidst the spires of New Ataraxia, there is a woman who can cloud men's minds, leap across buildings as if weightless, unerringly fire twin automatic pistols in the most insane conditions, disappear in a crowded room — and only has one hour to save the city from itself! These special printings of #1 and #2 are limited to just 1,500 copies!
MATURE THEMES
#1 WW PHILLY ED—32pgs, FC (1 of 5) SRP: $5.99
#2 WW PHILLY ED—32pgs, FC SRP: $5.99

DOKTOR SLEEPLESS MANUAL #1 WIZARD WORLD PHILLY EDITION
by Warren Ellis & Ivan Rodriguez
The mystery of Dok slowly unravels on this all-new cover by series artist Ivan Rodriguez that was previously only available at the Wizard World LA show and is limited to just 1,500 copies!Presenting the sold-out Doktor Sleepless #1 without ads and full of extra material — including ten full pages of extended info on the technology and locales of Heavenside!
MATURE THEMES
32pgs, FC SRP: $5.99

GRAVEL #7
by Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer & Oscar Jimenez
Gravel, the explosive monthly series from Ellis and Wolfer, crests the wave of its killer-paced first chapter in this earth-shattering conclusion to the arc. With a trail of his former Minor Seven colleagues in his bloody wake, Combat Magician William Gravel has one final enemy to face, but Jacobus Hook may have an offer that will change the course of Gravel's vengeful quest. From his heavily fortified position in Shockham Hall, surrounded by his small but powerful army of magically-trained acolytes, and in possession of two-thirds of the inhumanly powerful Sigsand Manuscript, Gravel is faced with a compelling prospect: Combining his resources, power, and ultimate ambitions with Hook to create a new generation of the Minor Seven. Together, and each with one half of the Sigsand, they might even challenge the authority of the shadowy Major Seven. But can Gravel trust the motivations of a man that has sworn to see him die? And whose corpse will fill the final hole in A Story of Seven Graves? This issue is available with a regular cover by Mike Wolfer, a wraparound by series artist Oscar Jimenez and also a rare 1-in-15 Black Magic Edition featuring a new cover by Wolfer.
MATURE THEMES
REGULAR—32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99
WRAPAROUND—32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

STARS OF THE MONTH

WARREN ELLIS' BAD WORLD TP
by Warren Ellis & Jacen Burrows
It is a world of beauty in the eyes of many, but to bleeding-edge writer Warren Ellis, it's a world filled with evil, sin, decay, and filth. A "Bad World" indeed. Told in a unique format of text and illustrations, Ellis explores the far edges of humanity, the people who are hanging to reality by the thinnest of threads, and those that are simply off their rockers. (STAR16317)
SC, 7x10, 80pgs, B&W SRP: $10.95

WARREN ELLIS' BLACK GAS TP
by Warren Ellis & Max Fiumara
A tiny island with an odd history sits off the east coast of North America, resting on the faultline of the underlying tectonic plate, ignored by almost everyone. Then comes the night of the big storm, the shift in the faultline, and the release of something foul from the Earth's core, blown across the little town on Smoky Island. The only two people on the island outside its reach are now trapped on a black spit of rock with a population who aren't people anymore, monsters that started eating one another an hour ago! (SEP073405)
MATURE THEMES
144pgs, FC SRP: $19.99

ALAN MOORE'S YUGGOTH CULTURES TP
by Alan Moore, Ryp, Burrows, and Others
The career-spanning short works of Alan Moore are collected in this tome — with over 50 pages of additional material not in the original mini-series! Included is the amazing Nightjar (with art by Bryan Talbot), plus many more tales illustrated by Talbot, Juan Jose Ryp, Val Semieks, Mike Wolfer, Marat Mychaels, Hunt Emerson, and Jacen Burrows! Rounding out the works is I Keep Coming Back, a coda to the masterpiece From Hell, with art by Oscar Zarate. (SEP063098)
MATURE THEMES
SC, 7x10, 312pgs, B&W SRP: $29.99

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NARCOPOLIS #1-4 BAG SET
by Jamie Delano & Jeremy Rock
Jamie Delano’s sci-fi masterpiece is now available as this special set with first printings of all four issues included! The citizens of Narcopolis lead charmed lives, enriched by sucking down delicious MamaDream and fulfilling their tasks to enrich society. But a psychestryke horrorist attack brings carnage to the life of Gray Neighbor, thrusting him deeper toward the fringes of this Utopian society and into conflict with the agents of TRUST.
MATURE THEMES
Set (x4), 32pgs, FC SRP: $15.99

STAR OF THE MONTH

ESCAPE OF THE LIVING DEAD: RESURRECTED TP
by John Russo & Dheeraj Verma
The co-writer of the classic film Night of the Living Dead brings his all-new zombie masterpiece to comics! It's been three years since the blood soaked night that the dead rose from their graves, attacking and devouring the living. Now, the legacy of that horrific and unexplained event is about to be unleashed once again upon an unsuspecting world! With zombies once again roaming the Pennsylvania countryside, only a handful of individuals know that the horror has begun anew! (SEP073420)
MATURE THEMES
240pgs, FC SRP: $29.99

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD ANNUAL #1 WIZARD WORLD PHILLY EDITION
by John Russo & Edison George
Previously only available at the Wizard World Philly show, this special first printing has an all-new painted cover from Matt Busch and is limited to just 1,500 copies! As the eastern United States erupts in a war for survival against undead hordes, anchorman Chuck Blaine must decide whether to continue emergency public broadcasts, or run from the army of ghouls amassing outside the station!
MATURE THEMES
40pgs, FC SRP: $5.99