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Sunday, May 15, 2005

Image Comics for June 2005

AVIGON: GODS AND DEMONS GN
June 29 o 192 pg o BW o $19.95
written by CHE' GILSON
lllustrated by JIMMIE ROBINSON
Avigon has to escape. Her mechanical world ruled by political
clockwork masters is killing her soul. But can she hide in a surreal
world of machines where she herself is one?
This complete volume unveils the full story of Avigon's journey. A
clockwork creation pushed beyond the dark world binding her soul where
her true destiny is unlocked. A must for fans of gothic fiction!
Collects the original AVIGON novella, plus over 100 pages of all-new
original art.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
AVIGON is ™ and © Che' Gilson & Jimmie Robinson, 2005. All Rights
Reserved.

BATTLE POPE #1
June 29 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover by TONY MOORE
When he's not leadin' mass, he's out kickin' ass! After the Rapture
the sole protector of the sinning masses is BATTLE POPE, and his
trusty sidekick, Jesus. They're the last line of defense in a world
overrun with demons and depravity. Reprinting ROBERT KIRKMAN's first
published work, now in stunning full color, with a brand new cover by
original artist TONY MOORE and original cover colorist VAL STAPLES.
Just in time for the book's Fifth Anniversary!
BATTLE POPE is ™ and © Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore, 2005. All Rights
Reserved.

BLACKLIGHT #1
June 29 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99
created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO
written by SCOTT WHERLE
art & cover by JOHN TOLEDO & MARC DEERING
An all-new on-going series created by JIM VALENTINO!
Lina Juarez is stuck in a dead-end job and a dead-end relationship,
living a dead-end life in a dead-end town. All she dreams of is an
escape, some kind of excitement in her life. But when a dark and
mysterious power possesses her, she quickly learns the true meaning of
the old adage, "Be careful what you wish for."
BLACKLIGHT is ™ and © Jim Valentino, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

FLAK RIOT #1
June 1 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95
written by MICHAEL O'HARE & ROBERT PLACE NAPTON
art & cover by MICHAEL O'HARE & MICHAEL GARCIA
Zoe Nixxon is a cute, bored, lonely file clerk. She wants a new life
and fate gives her that chance when she finds her true calling:
hunting for bounties in the lawless dimension known as the O.D.!
Sometimes, one decision can change everything…
FLAK RIOT is ™ and © Michael O'Hare, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

GØDLAND #1
June 22 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95
written by JOE CASEY
art by TOM SCIOLI
cover by TOM SCIOLI & RICHARD STARKINGS
BOOK ONE: COSMIC WHEELS IN MOTION
Adam Archer is Earth's star-powered champion. But what does his
existence mean for the rest of humanity? And how long until the rest
of the universe takes notice? Mind-altering aliens! Surreal
super-villains! All-out action! The greatest heroic epic of the new
age begins here! One issue of GØDLAND and you'll be hooked!
GØDLAND is ™ and © Joe Casey & Tom Scioli, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

[I usually like Joe Casey's work, but I'm not going near this with a
ten foot pole after seeing some of the preview stuff. Generic Kirby
nostalgia. Skip.]

SMALL GODS SPECIAL #1
June 8 o 32 pg. o FC o $2.95
written by JASON RAND
art & cover by JUAN E. FERREYRA
"TWO TIME"
Heroes clash as Owen Young and Bobby Pope face off across the
interrogation room. But what ulterior purpose has truly brought these
men together? Unravel the mystery when, for the first time ever, SMALL
GODS comes to you in FULL COLOR!
SMALL GODS is ™ and © Rand Ratinac, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

STRANGE GIRL #1
June 8 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95
written by RICK REMENDER
art & cover by ERIC NGUYEN
Ten years after the Rapture, the Earth is unprotected by God, and the
demonic citizens of hell have flooded our world, enslaving the
remaining human population.
After saving the life of a runt demon named Bloato, bartender,
occultist, and all around arse kicker Bethany Black discovers that God
is soon returning to wipe the Earth clean of everything unholy. With
the end of the world coming, Bethany and Bloato set out to find the
last doorway left into heaven and plead for admission.
STRANGE GIRL is ™ and © Rick Remender and Eric Nguyen, 2005. All
Rights Reserved.

AGE OF BRONZE, VOL. 2: SACRIFICE TP
June 5 o 225 pg o BW o $19.95
written by ERIC SHANOWER
art & cover by ERIC SHANOWER
The Trojan War has been the greatest of Greek myths for more than 2500
years, and now ERIC SHANOWER presents his unique version of the story,
gathered from extensive sources and drawn with historical fidelity. In
this volume, Helen's triumphant entry into Troy is marred by
Kassandra's wild prophecies of doom. Meanwhile, a massive army
approaches from across the sea, but a disastrous battle forces the
High King Agamemnon to make a fateful decision. Will he command the
death of his daughter to satisfy the gods? Or will he give up his
dream of conquering Troy?
The drama and action continue in the book that the editors of
Publishers Weekly choose as one of the best books of 2004.
collects AGE OF BRONZE #10-19
AGE OF BRONZE is ™ and © 2005 Eric Shanower. All Rights Reserved.

THE AMAZING JOY BUZZARDS, VOL. 1 TP
June 14 o 160 pg o 2C o $11.95
written by MARK SMITH
art & cover by DAN HIPP
The Amazing Joy Buzzards are a rock and roll adventure band that
rivals such legends as the Beatles and Rolling Stones. It's an
everyday adventure for them when fighting giant robots, evil
witch-doctors, and exploring the supernatural, all with the help of
their mystical Mexican wrestler friend El Campeon.
collects THE AMAZING JOY BUZZARDS 1-4
The Amazing Joy Buzzards are ™ and © Mark Smith & Dan Hipp, 2005. All
Rights Reserved.

THE NAMELESS: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT TP
June 29 o 128 pg o BW o $15.95
written by JOE PRUETT
art by PHIL HESTER & BRUCE McCORKINDALE
cover by PHIL HESTER
He is a man without a past, without a future, and without a name. An
evil hides in the shadows of modern day Mexico City, feeding on the
thousands of abandoned and unwanted street children that plague the
night. This "nameless" man finds himself drawn into the midst of a
very real modern horror with its origins found in the mythical
bloodthirsty rites of the extinct Aztec Empire. The violent rituals
and gods of the sun worshipping tribe somehow hold a key to his past.
Our hero knows that if he survives and learns the ancient secrets, he
will have to live with the answers.
This volume collects the original five-issue series with new pages and
scenes cut from the original version, plus loads of new extra material
and a behind the scenes look at the creating of this modern horror
story by fan-favorite artist PHIL HESTER and series co-creator JOE
PRUETT!
collects THE NAMELESS #1-5
THE NAMELESS is ™ and © Joe Pruett and Phil Hester, 2005. All Rights
Reserved.

INVINCIBLE: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VOL. 1 HC
June 8 o 400 pg o FC o $34.95
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
art by CORY WALKER, RYAN OTTLEY, and FRIENDS
cover by RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE
Get in on the ground floor. This MASSIVE hardcover collects the first
13 issues of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Nominated superhero hit along
with all the extras from the first three trade paperback volumes and
even MORE on top of that! INVINCIBLE: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VOLUME
1 is a can't miss for anyone who's wanted to start reading INVINCIBLE,
but needed an easier way to start from the beginning. Introduction by
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS.
collects INVINCIBLE #1-13, plus LOADS of extras!
INVINCIBLE is ™ and © Robert Kirkman & Cory Walker, 2005. All Rights
Reserved.

[An easier way than ordering the readily available first softcover
collection?]

THE RIDE, VOL. 1 TP
June 22 o 128 pages o BW o $9.95
written by RON MARZ, CHUCK DIXON, DOUG WAGNER & CULLY HAMNER
art by JASON PEARSON, BRIAN STELFREEZE, CULLY HAMNER, GEORGES JEANTY,
DEXTER VINES, ROB HAYNES, CHRIS BRUNNER & DOUG GREGORY
cover by BRIAN STELFREEZE
Featuring a diverse and dynamic body of creators, THE RIDE showcases
the tales of a 1968 Camaro and the many lives it alters. Volume 1
contains five amazing stories featuring bullets, babes, murder &
mayhem, all from the driver's seat of a car that exudes muscle and
power. Exclusive bonus material includes: character designs, pin-ups,
commentary, plus a forward from industry legend HOWARD CHAYKIN!
Collects THE RIDE #1-4
THE RIDE is ™ and © 12 GAUGE COMICS, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

AGE OF BRONZE #20
June 1 o 24 pg o BW o $3.50
written by ERIC SHANOWER
art & cover by ERIC SHANOWER
"BETRAYAL," Part One
BRAND NEW STORY ARC!
Nothing can stop Agamemnon and the army from reaching Troy - or from
destroying anyone in their way. The great warrior Achilles leads a
bloody assault on the island of Tenedos and makes a grave mistake that
leads him closer to his foretold doom.
AGE OF BRONZE is ™ and © 2005 Eric Shanower. All Rights Reserved.

[Definite must buy.]

CASE FILES: SAM & TWITCH #21
June 8 o 32 pg o BW o $2.50
written by MARC ANDREYKO
art by GREG SCOTT
cover by GREG CAPULLO
"FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS," Part Two
As Sam and Twitch try to unravel who would kill six-year-old starlet
Lacey Ann Lyons, the world media watches them. Trying to find out who
would brutalize a child is hard enough, but can Twitch overcome the
memories of his own murdered daughter and solve this crime?
CASE FILES: SAM & TWITCH is ™ and © Todd McFarlane Productions, 2005.
All Rights Reserved.

DEADWORLD #2
June 22 o 32 pg o BW o $3.50
written by GARY REED
art & cover by VINCE LOCKE
Trapped and surrounded by zombies, what once was thought to be a
sanctuary is instead revealed to be a death trap! But there is a
chance of hope as the zombie master, the mysteriously talking King
Zombie, offers a deal. All the surviving teens have to do is betray
one of their own! Continuing the rebirth of the classic horror comic
series!
DEADWORLD is ™ and © Gary Reed, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

DEATH, JR. #2 (of 3)
June 8 o 48 pg o FC o $4.99
written by GARY WHITTA
art by TED NAIFEH
cover by SACH STEFFEL
The mild-mannered, middle school-attending, son of the Grim Reaper
thought he was just goofing around with an old box at the museum of
supernatural history. Unfortunately, he's released an ancient evil
with disturbing designs on the family of Death.
DEATH, JR. is ™ and © Backbone Entertainment, 2005. All Rights
Reserved.

FLAMING CARROT COMICS #3
June 15 o 32 pg o BW o $3.50
written by BOB BURDEN
art & cover by BOB BURDEN
From the creator of MYSTERY MEN! The world's first surrealist
superhero, the legendary Flaming Carrot returns with yet even more
lunacy and mayhem! Whether he's brawling mutated poultry, carousing
with the happy hour shift at the local strip joint, or reciting poetic
verse from mill-town rooftops, the Flaming Carrot is truly an icon of
the times and a true hero of the working class.
FLAMING CARROT is ™ and © Bob Burden, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

THE EXPATRIATE #4
June 22 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95
written by B. CLAY MOORE
art & cover by JASON LATOUR
The shocking conclusion to issue three left Jack's future in doubt.
Issue four reveals the true scope of Jack's predicament, and, if
anything, it's even more horrifying than he could have imagined.
Suddenly the fate of Jack Dexter seems tied into the fate of the
world.
THE EXPATRIATE is ™ and © B. Clay Moore, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

FREEDOM FORCE #6 (OF 6)
June 15 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99
written by ERIC DIETER
art & cover by TOM SCIOLI
"OUT OF TIME"
Stranded in the prehistoric past, a desperate Freedom Force must ally
themselves with one enemy in order to defeat another! In a cataclysmic
battle that will shake the very foundations of the universe, the team
confronts the evil that has been pulling their strings since issue
three... and at least one hero will NOT be returning home! Plus: A
member's darkest secret revealed!
FREEDOM FORCE is ™ and © Irrational Games LLC, 2005. All Rights
Reserved.

THE GIFT #12
June 22 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99
written by RAVEN GREGORY
art by RICHARD BONK & SONIA OBACK
cover by TYLER KIRKHAM & SONIA OBACK
"DEATH"
The brand new story arc that will reveal the answers behind the
Ancient One's motives and past continues here. A being of incredible
power is stalking the Ancient One, a being that has walked side by
side with Enoch throughout the ages. Now that it has been decided that
the Ancient One's time is over, will he be able to stand against a
force as powerful as Death itself?
THE GIFT is ™ and © Raven Gregory, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

GIRLS #2
June 22 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95
written by JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover by JONATHAN LUNA
Like many men, Ethan has always envisioned a dream girl - someone who
could defy the mundane trappings of reality and become a living
fantasy. But when Ethan's dreams are finally fulfilled, will it really
be that fantastic?
GIRLS is ™ and © Luna Brothers, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

HERO CAMP #2 (of 4)
June 15 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95
written by GREG THOMPSON
art & cover by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ & RUSS LOWERY
A day off at Camp Enokchuk means a good time for everyone -- except
Eric. A quiet day of writing turns into a fight for survival against
Goat and Hook, and only a trio of unlikely heroes stand between Eric
and a grisly fate!
HERO CAMP is ™ and © Greg Thompson, Robbi Rodriguez, & Russ Lowery
2005. All Rights Reserved.

THE IMAGINARIES #4 (of 4)
June 22 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95
written by BEN AVERY & MIKE S. MILLER
art & cover by GREG TITUS
THE STUNNING CONCLUSION!
The Greatmen - a band of rebels following in the footsteps of a fallen
hero named Greatman - recruit Superhero G as their new figurehead.
Superhero G is torn, for in his secret identity, "George," he has been
given another opportunity: serve the Ice Queen by betraying the
Greatmen …and he will be able to return home to his creator and best
friend, Tanner.
IMAGINARIES is ™ and © Mike S. Miller, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

INVINCIBLE #24
June 15 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover by RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE
Only once in his career has Invincible been beaten this badly. That
time it was his father, Omni-Man, who had done the beating. Who could
it be this time? This issue is a can't miss for any long-time fans of
the book, and it's all leading up to the HUGE events in issue 25,
coming next month.
INVINCIBLE is ™ and © Robert Kirkman & Cory Walker, 2005. All Rights
Reserved.

THE IRON GHOST #2 (of 6)
June 22 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95
written by CHUCK DIXON
art by SERGIO CARIELLO
cover by FLINT HENRY AND SERGIO CARIELLO
The number of suspects continues to narrow as Tannhauser and Volz
close in on the identity of The Iron Ghost. But what will happen to
their investigation when one of their leads is killed by The Iron
Ghost himself, and why did he leave a witness to the killing behind?
IRON GHOST is ™ and © ATP Studios, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

MORA #3
June 1 o 32 pg o BW o $2.95
written by PAUL HARMON
art & cover by PAUL HARMON
"DYING AMONG THE SHADOWS"
These days the sun runs away all too quickly, and hides for far too
long. The citizens are left to fend off the creatures that live and
feed by the night, and one predator has set his sights on the
children. Meanwhile, an outsider gets a very harsh lesson in what it
takes to be a witch in the city of witches.
MORA is ™ and © Paul Harmon, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

THE NIGHT CLUB #3 (of 4)
June 8 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95
written by MIKE BARON
art & cover by MIKE NORTON & JOHN RAUCH
"HELLUVA PARTY"
The devil throws a party. As the Tall Ships sail up the Charles River,
Screwbarb, the Vice President, and several hundred friends crowd the
bluffs to witness the Apocalypse. The devil is nothing if not
arrogant... He's invited the Night Club to witness the demise of
civilization, but the Night Club has other plans.
THE NIGHT CLUB is ™ and © Mike Baron and Mike Norton, 2005. All Rights
Reserved.

NOBLE CAUSES #12
June 15 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95
written by JAY FAERBER
art & cover by FRAN BUENO
The birth of Zephyr's baby promises to deliver the first half-human,
half-Draconian being, an event of worldwide importance. But the
paparazzi aren't the only ones hunting mother and child…
NOBLE CAUSES is ™ and © Jay Faerber, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

NYC MECH: BETA LOVE #2
June 1 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50
written by IVAN BRANDON
art by ANDY MACDONALD
cover by ERIC CANETE
Falling in love is never easy, and in the dead of winter with
post-traumatic stress, there's a fine line between losing your mind
and losing your robotic heart. When Quentin meets the girl of his
dreams, she almost kills 100 people - not least of which is him. But
even now, with her gun to his head, all he can do is stare into her
eyes.
Ad copy: Pick up the critically acclaimed series people are calling
"BLADE RUNNER meets 100 BULLETS"!
NYC MECH is ™ and © Ivan Brandon and Andy MacDonald, 2005. All Rights
Reserved

THE PACT #3 (of 4)
June 8 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95
Written by PHIL HESTER
art by CARLOS RODRIGUEZ & LLUC BANOS
Cover by ANDY KUHN
"THE LIFE AND DEATH OF QUANTUM GIRL"
Who is Quantum Girl and why is she leading The Pact? Her mysterious,
time-bending powers send our young heroes spiraling into split
timelines and alternate universes, each more dire than the last, but
are any of them prepared for the sacrifice it will take to put things
right?
THE PACT is ™ and © Jim Valentino, 2005. All Rights Reserved. All
characters ™ and © their respective creators.

PvP #18
June 29 o 32 pg o BW o $2.95
written by Scott Kurtz
art & cover by Scott Kurtz
PvP Magazine gets taken to court! When office slobs Robbie and Jase
are accused of plagiarism, the gang find themselves in hot water and
unable to afford their legal fees. Skull breaks his promise to never
again use his brain-enhancing machine in order to transform himself
into a legal eagle...but things go horribly awry. Meanwhile...who is
SCRATCH FURY and what are his evil plans for PvP?
PvP is ™ and © Scott R. Kurtz, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

SEA OF RED #4
June 29 o 32 pg o 2C o $2.95
written by RICK REMENDER & KIERON DWYER
art by SALGOOD SAM & KIERON DWYER
cover by KIERON DWYER
A pulse pounding horror filled issue as Marco and Janine get closer to
finding Blackthroat. With Marco near death, Janine must defeat
Blackthroat's secret defense of genetically altered vampires. With an
opportunity to either help them or film their fate, Joel chooses to
suit his own interests. However his plan backfires leaving his fate in
the hands of The Black Galleon's surviving crew.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
Sea of Red is ™ and © Rick Remender, Kieron Dwyer & Salgood Sam 2005.
All Rights Reserved.

SHADOWHAWK #2
June 4 o 32 pgo FC o $2.99
written by JIM KEPLINGER
art & cover by CARLOS RODRÍGUEZ & ALBERT PUIG
created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO
"ZAPPED!"
The new ShadowHawk's trial by fire continues as he faces ZAP!, a
super-fast flyer that fires lightning bolts from his fingers! Plus,
more secrets behind the man in the shadows are revealed as the mystery
of whom he's reporting to deepens!
SHADOWHAWK is ® and © Jim Valentino, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

SPAWN #147 (RES)
June 29 o 32 pgo FC o $2.50
written by BRIAN HOLGUIN & TODD McFARLANE
art by ANGEL MEDINA & DANNY MIKI
cover by GREG CAPULLO
"HOWL"
Continuing his journey into the shadowy history at the heart of
America, Spawn travels to the icy backwoods of Minnesota. There, in
the haunted, snow-covered landscape he discovers a mysterious clan
which claims to be 18th century homesteaders. But when night falls and
the moon rises, he's in for more surprises, including a pack of
spectral wolves, a macabre feast and a tireless hunt in which Spawn
himself is the prize.
SPAWN is ® and © Todd McFarlane Productions, 2005. All Rights
Reserved.

THE WALKING DEAD #21
June 15 o 32 pg o BW o $2.95
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
art by CHARLIE ADLARD
cover by TONY MOORE
The world they knew is becoming a distant memory. The camp is
adjusting to their new life inside the walls of the prison. Things are
really starting to settle down. Could the dangers of this new world
finally be behind them, or is this the calm before the storm?
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
THE WALKING DEAD is ™ and © Robert Kirkman, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

RISING STARS: BRIGHT #1-#3 set
Rising Stars "Special" Matthew Bright takes center stage in this
mini-series, detailing Bright's career as a New York cop in pursuit of
a mad bomber. Fiona Avery (Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead) writes,
while superhero vet Dan Jurgens provides the art. The entire
mini-series is available here, priced just below original cover price!
Three comics $7.99
Three comics $17.99 with #1 signed by writer Fiona Avery

NO HONOR #1-#4 set
Random is a thief with no honor. Tannen is a samurai who knows only
honor. When Random steals an ancient samurai sword, Tannen's spirit is
released, and occupies Random's body. Together, the two
spirits-in-one-man must return to Japan to lay Tannen to rest. Fiona
Avery (Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead) writes, with art by Clayton
Crain. The entire mini-series is available here, priced just below
original cover price!
Four comics $8.99
Four comics $18.99 with #1 signed by writer Fiona Avery

HUNTER-KILLER #4
Mark Waid and Marc Silvestri's EXPLOSIVE ongoing series!
(W) Mark Waid (P) Marc Silvestri (I) Joe B. Weems V (Col) Steve
Firchow (Cov) Marc Silvestri
Ellis, the young Ultra-Sapien whose powers just emerged, is trapped
inside the Hunter-Killer compound. Worse, he knows that the moment he
leaves, the enigmatic man known only as "Wolf" will find him and kill
him. Ellis noses around the compound and starts to see that not all is
as it appears. Who are these other agents working for Samantha and her
bosses? And why must their existence be kept a secret? The answers are
brought to you by the stellar creative team of Waid and Silvestri!
Full color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

RISING STARS: VOICES OF THE DEAD #3 (of 6)
The Rising Stars tradition continues!
(W) Fiona Avery (P) Staz Johnson (I) Wayne Faucher (C) Steve Firchow
Lionel Zerb, the Rising Stars "Special" who communes with the dead,
has met his match. His minions have been searching for another realm
where spirits must go when they finally dissipate from this plane of
existence. At long last, one of his minions has found a home where not
even the dead dare to enter. Lionel's first encounter with something
even MORE frightening than the spirit world begins! Great new Rising
Stars action is brought to you by Fiona Avery (Amazing Fantasy, Araña)
and Staz Johnson (Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus)!
Full color 32 pages $2.99 part 2 of a 6-part storyarc

WITCHBLADE #87 "Heart of the City"
Chris Bachalo art!
(W) Ron Marz (Pencils and Colors) Chris Bachalo (I) Jon Holdredge
(Cov) Adam Hughes
Artistic superstar Chris Bachalo (X-Men, Death) joins the Witchblade
team for a special stand-alone issue! Detective Sara Pezzini finds
herself with a new job description within the NYPD, and it's not one
she's terribly happy about. But even before she can settle into her
new role, she comes face-to-face with a murderous entity that's been
lurking in the heart of the city for literally hundreds of years!
Chris Bachalo and a brand-new status quo make this the perfect issue
to jump on board the book that the critics are saying "Truly stands
toe-to-toe with the top sellers of the industry."
(Paperbackreader.com).
Full color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series
ALSO AVAILABLE: Top Cow Fine Art Lithograph of this 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 Adam Hughes $29.99

TOP COW TRIPLE PLAY: FRESHMEN, NECROMANCER, V.I.C.E.
Three ALL-NEW series, only 99¢!
(Writers) Seth Green and Hugh Sterbakov, Aron Coliete, Joshua Ortega,
(Artists) Leonard Kirk, Tyler Kirkham, Francis Manapul
Top Cow rolls out the best of it's all-new offerings for 2005 with
six-page previews of three great new series!
o Seth Green (yes, "Scott Evil" from the Austin Powers movies) and
writing partner Hugh Sterbakov combine superheroes and college life in
the uproarious Freshmen, with art by Leonard Kirk (JSA)!
o The FBI's Critical Response Unit responds only to the worst
situations…'cause sometimes, it takes bad men to do a bad job.
V.I.C.E. is the brainchild of Crossing Jordan TV writer Aron Coleite
and artist Tyler Kirkham (Darkness/Superman)!
o Abigail van Alstine has always had "the knack"-a natural talent for
magic. But when she gets in over her head, she finds sorcery is not
all fun and games. Best-selling sci-fi novelist Joshua Ortega
(Frequencies) and artist Francis Manapul (Witchblade) roll out
Necromancer!
Full color 24 pages 99¢ one-shot special

TOMB RAIDER: THE GREATEST TREASURE OF ALL
Five years in the making…at last!
(Writer) Dan Jurgens (Painted art and cover) Joe Jusko
The greatest Tomb Raider saga ever is worth the wait! Lara thought she
had recovered the most precious items history had to offer…until now.
Hop on for Lara's most unique adventure ever as she treks through the
jungle of death to experience the unreal. This is classic Lara Croft
at her best in a very special story by original Tomb Raider scribe Dan
Jurgens, with stunning, lavish, painted art by Joe Jusko. See the book
George Pérez calls "an out-and-out revelation!"
Full color 48 pages $6.99 one-shot special

DARKNESS #21 "The Reckoning"
A NEW villain enters the Darkness!
(W) Brian Buccellato (P) Francis Manapul (I) Kevin Conrad (Col) Brian
Buccellato (Cov) Dale Keown
Darkness-bearer Jackie Estacado slips off to Alaska, land of the
midnight sun, to escape the all-encompassing darkness. But his trip
takes a sour turn when Jackie is confronted by a soul even more
tortured than his own…and more powerful. With no darkness to sustain
him, how can Jackie face…the Reckoning?
Full color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

WITCHBLADE VS. FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER: MONSTER WAR #3 (of 4)
It's MONSTROUS! Top Cow against classic monsters!
(W) Chris Golden and Tom Sniegoski (Art) Joyce Chin (Col) Scott Kester
(Cov) Joyce Chin and t'k
Investigating a series of savage murders at a New York City brothel,
Witchblade-bearer Sara Pezzini finds herself face-to-face with the
legendary monster of Frankenstein! It's supernatural weaponry vs. an
immortal creature cobbled together from the pieces of the dead in a
battle royal! Plus, Tomb Raider Lara Croft and Dr. Jekyll come to the
city in pursuit of the Magdalena who is searching for her new lord and
master…Dracula.
And don't miss NEXT month's chapter: The Darkness vs. Mr. Hyde!
Full color 32 pages $2.99 Part 3 of a 4-part storyarc

CITY OF HEROES #2 "Hard Crash," pt. 2 of 3
The NEW comic series based on the SPECTACULAR video game!
(W) Mark Waid (P) David Nakayama (Col) Sonia Oback (Cov) Rodolfo
Migliari
Paragon City is under full lockdown! Mysterious foes have forced the
city's defenders to come up with a new definition of "hero."
Powerless, the Freedom Phalanx has turned to the one man who holds the
solution to solving their crisis-but he's nowhere to be found! Where
is Statesman? Eisner-Award winning superhero writer Mark Waid brings
you the action, with Kubert School grad and Wizard contest winner
David Nakayama on art!
Full color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

THE TENTH: DARKK DAWN
The Tenth's ORIGIN story!
(W) James Bonny/Tony Daniel (P) Tyler Kirkham (I) Matt Banning (Col)
John Starr (Cov) Tony Daniel
Tony Daniel's classic creation is back in an all-new, double-sized,
stand-alone story! Tomb Raider scribe James Bonny and
Darkness/Superman artist Tyler Kirkham show you how it all began as
the mysteries of the Tenth are revealed. Join Espy, Zorina, and Victor
as their lives are forever changed by the sinister experiments of
Rhazes Darkk. Not only their future, but the future of humanity will
hang in the balance.
Full color 48 pages $4.99 one-shot special graphic novel

BATTLE OF THE PLANETS: ENDGAME #1 (of 2)
(W) Munier Sharrieff (Art) Wilson Tortosa (Cov) Rodolfo Migliari
ARROW: G-Force rides again!
Writer Munier Sharrieff returns to revisit the G-Force crew, picking
up right where he left off in Top Cow's smash-hit original Battle of
the Planets series. Who was the mysterious force seen in the original
series? What new peril will he be putting the team into? And how will
it result in G-Force battling…itself? All will be revealed here!
b/w 24 pages $2.99 part one of a two-part series