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backtobrooklyn_cov01.jpgBACK TO BROOKLYN #1 (of 5) – GEM OF THE MONTH
story GARTH ENNIS & JIMMY PALMIOTTI
art & cover MIHAILIO VUKELIC & JIMMY PALMIOTTI
variant cover PHIL NOTO

Bob Saetta made the biggest mistake of his life by pissing off his brother, one of the biggest and most brutal crime bosses in New York City. This is the story of two brothers at war, wrapped in a special package of extreme language and hardcore violence.

Join award winning writer GARTH ENNIS (PREACHER, THE PUNISHER), JIMMY PALMIOTTI  (JONAH HEX, PAINKILLER JANE) and artist MIHAILO VUKELIC on a five-issue adrenaline ride that rips the roof off Brooklyn’s criminal underworld!

SEPTEMBER 24 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

deadahead_cov_sortof.jpgDEAD AHEAD #1 (of 3)
story CLARK CASTILLO & MEL SMITH
art & cover ALEX NINO & MOOSE BAUMANN

“WATER… WATER… EVERYWHERE!”
On a restless ocean, a group of weary survivors contemplate their grim fortune: What had started out as a fun little fishing trip soon turns into a nightmare of damnation, trapped on a floating prison. The continents have been hit by a plague that has turned humanity into living corpses – leaving our castaways at sea to fend for themselves! With provisions low, hope comes in the form of a luxury liner sailing into view on the horizon… All they needed to survive would be on board, but who among them has what it takes to find out what happened to its crew and passengers?

SEPTEMBER 17 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.99

foureyes_cov.jpgFOUR EYES #1
story JOE KELLY
art & cover MAX FIUMARA

Brooklyn 1930. America struggles in the grip of the Great Depression, and ten-year-old Enrico is willing to make any sacrifice to take care of his mother. Even if it means taking a job in the one place he’s forbidden to go…the ring of fire where dragons are trained and fought for cash and glory.

A new ongoing series from the writer of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, ACTION COMICS and SUPERGIRL!

SEPTEMBER 24 • 24 PAGES • FC • $3.50

kickdrumcomix01_cov.jpgKICK DRUM COMIX #1 (of 2)
story JIM MAHFOOD
art & cover JIM MAHFOOD

Kick Drum Comix is an over the top full color two-issue miniseries from fan-favorite JIM MAHFOOD (GRRL SCOUTS, CLERKS)! All-new material here, including the exciting stories “Coltrane’s Reed” and “Death of the Popmaster.” Great stories, beautiful artwork, all in a full color package! Highly recommended.

SEPTEMBER 10 • 48 PAGES • FC • $5.99

ybloodsport_cov02.jpgYOUNGBLOOD: BLOODSPORT #2
story MARK MILLAR
art & cover ROB LIEFELD

The long awaited, much anticipated next chapter in the carnage filled saga that is YOUNGBLOOD: BLOODSPORT! Written by MARK MILLAR (WANTED, THE ULTIMATES, CIVIL WAR). Shaft vs. Battlestone! Cougar vs. Doc Rocket! Sentinel vs. Die Hard! Suprema vs. Twilight! There can be only one as the fight for ultimate survival spills into the streets of Los Angeles! Who will reign supreme and lead the inter-dimensional squadron into the next era!

SEPTEMBER 24 • 24 PAGES • FC • $2.99

OFFERED AGAIN
YOUNGBLOOD #1 (CURRENT PRINTING)
YOUNGBLOOD #2
YOUNGBLOOD #3


YBloodsport01_Cvr.jpgYOUNGBLOOD: BLOODSPORT #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT
story MARK MILLAR
art & cover ROB LIEFELD

The explosive first chapter of MARK MILLAR and ROB LIEFELD’s controversial epic re-released with additional pages and sketch material!

SEPTEMBER 3 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.99

13Chambers_cover_a.jpg13 CHAMBERS (ONE-SHOT)
story CHRISTOPHER ‘mink’ MORRISON
art DENIS MEDRI
cover PAOLO PARENTE

After Abraham Lincoln’s death, one of President Jackson’s first orders was to disband the 13 Marshals: a secret group of lawmen operating with complete federal authority. Set in a fantasy 1860s, 13 CHAMBERS is the story of the 13th Marshal and his Presidential mission to retrieve all 13 Territory Peace Keeper pistols and return them to Washington D.C. for retirement.  All is well until he reaches a small town in four corners where an insane mining baron named YORK has killed the 12th Marshal and stolen his pistol.  The 13th Marshal must get the pistol back at all costs and bring York to justice…or die trying.

SEPTEMBER 24 • 48 PAGES • FC • $6.99

TAG: Blazing shootouts, killer train robberies, gorgeous babes, wicked architecture and an Old West like you have never imagined: This is the epic universe of 13 CHAMBERS!

OFFERED AGAIN
PAOLO PARENTE’s DUST TP


mixtape_vol2_cov.jpgMIXTAPE, VOL. 2 HC
art & cover JIM MAHFOOD

This is the second volume in the all-new JIM MAHFOOD art book series! This volume is all about the experimental weird stuff: never before seen sketchbook material, drawing/photo collaborations, and the live art and painted stuff. A must-have for art lovers and MAHFOOD fans alike!

SEPTEMBER 3 • 48 PAGES • FC • $24.99 • LTD S&N ED $49.99

OFFERED AGAIN
MIXTAPE, VOL. 1 HC

pvp_awesomology_3d.jpgPvP AWESOMOLOGY DELUXE HC  (RES)
story SCOTT KURTZ
art  SCOTT KURTZ
cover BRANDON PETERSON

Celebrating 10 years of the second best Webcomic on the entire planet. Every existing PvP collection forged in the flame pits of Asgard by Odin’s Dwarven Blacksmiths into one mighty tome.  Includes PvP: THE DORK AGES, PvP AT LARGE, PvP RELOADED, PvP RIDES AGAIN and PvP GOES BANANAS. Also includes the lost, self-published, PvP collection… PvP STRIPTEASE. A must own for the PvP completist! Limited Signed and numbered edition includes an exclusive original sketch and is limited to 200 copies.

Collects PvP #1-24, PvP: THE DORK AGES and PvP: STRIPTEASE

SEPTEMBER 10 • 600 PAGES • BW • $99.99 • LTD S&N ED $125

redrocket7_cov.jpgRED ROCKET SEVEN TP
story MICHAEL ALLRED
art & cover MICHAEL ALLRED

This is the story of RED ROCKET SEVEN: The entire history of rock n roll as seen through the eyes of the seventh clone of a man from a distant world. RR7 rubs shoulders with every legend from the birth of rock in the ’50s, through the British invasion of the ’60s, through the advent of Heavy Metal and Glam rock in the ’70s, the New Wave of the ’80s, the Grunge Rock and Indie/Alt. scene in the ’90s, and into the new millennium! This special edition is busting out with special features, plus rare and new art.

Alternate Press Magazine called it, “The stuff of ultimate juvenile fantasy.” and “If this weren’t a comic, it’d be one of the greatest stories in modern rock history.”

Raygun Magazine said,” A magnum opus to popular music, with ALLRED presenting sly, yet loving explanations of some of rock’s greatest mysteries.”

SEPTEMBER 24 • 208 PAGES • FC • $16.99 • LTD ED HC $49.99

OFFERED AGAIN
MADMAN & THE ATOMICS TP

amorwars2_cov04.jpgAMORY WARS II #4 (of 5)
story CLAUDIO SANCHEZ
art GABRIEL GUZMAN
cover TONY MOORE

“THE SECOND STAGE TURBINE BLADE,” PART IX
Coheed and Cambria make their final sacrifice as the eternal energy of the Keywork is disrupted, breaking the bonds between the planets. Claudio, still on Shylos Ten, is unaware of his parents’ fate – or that he may be the ONLY one able to stop Wilhelm Ryan.  Heaven’s Fence is no more, and its 78 planets float free in space.  The Apocalypse has begun!

SEPTEMBER 10 • 32 • PAGES  • FC • $2.99

astoundingwolfman_cov10.jpgTHE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #10
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover JASON HOWARD

NOW MONTHLY!
Zechariah, the Astounding Wolf-Man’s former mentor has a long, dark history filled with tragedy, betrayal and murder.  Now is the time for that story to be told.  At long last, the secret origin of Zechariah.

SEPTEMBER 24 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99


brit_cov12.jpgBRIT #12
story BRUCE BROWN
art NATE BELLEGARDE & ANDY KUHN
cover RYAN OTTLEY & KELSEY SHANNON
edited by ROBERT KIRKMAN

Brit’s son has been missing, replaced by a drone.  Brit’s brother is involved.  Brit will do anything to get his son back… but is it already too late?  A dramatic turning point in Brit’s life has been reached.

SEPTEMBER 10 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

charlatanball_cov04.jpgCHARLATAN BALL #4
story JOE CASEY
art & cover ANDY SURIANO

SCARY STUFF GOIN’ DOWN AT THE BALL!
Chuck is sweating it out, at the mercy of Fire Mage, WRATHBURN!  But when the notorious GANG OF FOUR GODS show up to rumble – is it a blessing or a curse when it comes to Chuck’s predicament?

SEPTEMBER 24 • 24 PAGES • FC • $2.50

THE GANG OF FOUR GODS ARE THE NEXT GREAT POP SENSATION!

darkivory_cov04.jpgDARK IVORY #4 (of 4)
story JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER & EVA HOPKINS
art & cover JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER

“THE LAST BEAT OF MY HEART”
The first DARK IVORY miniseries climaxes in an explosion of fire & blood. Old family secrets are exposed, and the true nature of the Vampiric aristocracy is revealed.  Dark Ivory learns what is means to have blue blood. To quote her friend Samson, “Some people should die…”  Some will.

SEPTEMBER 10 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

dynamo5_cov17.jpgDYNAMO 5 #17
story JAY FAERBER
art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

As the comatose Maddie’s consciousness slips farther and farther away, Scatterbrain enters her mind in an effort to revive her. Along the way, he witnesses key moments in her life. But the longer he stays, the greater the risk that both he and Maddie will become trapped in her unconscious mind!

SEPTEMBER 24 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

ELEPHANTMEN #18
Story RICHARD STARKINGS
art MARIAN CHURCHLAND
cover J. SCOTT CAMPBELL w/BOO COOK
variant cover J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

“BAD GIRL”
Hiromi Kiyoko – Miki – is intent on finding out Hip Flask’s deepest darkest secrets… but Miki and her mother, Keiko, have some secrets of their own.

SEPTEMBER 17 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

firebreather_cov05.jpgFIREBREATHER #5
story PHIL HESTER
art & cover ANDY KUHN

After the tragic events of last issue Duncan must return to his everyday life with an unbearable secret. An attempt to forget about his problems on a night out with the guys ends in violence and an unexpected betrayal from Duncan’s closest friend. For fans of INVINCIBLE and ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN.

SEPTEMBER 3 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

gemini_cov05.jpgGEMINI #5 (of 5)
story JAY FAERBER
art & cover JON SOMMARIVA & FCO PLASCENCIA

MINISERIES FINALE!
Everything is revealed as Gemini confronts the man who’s been controlling his life! But is he better off with what he’s learned?

SEPTEMBER 3  • 32 PAGES  • FC  •  $3.50

godland_cov27.jpgGØDLAND #27
story JOE CASEY
art & cover TOM SCIOLI

BOOK TWENTY-SEVEN: KILL THE WABBIT!
The first Supervillain Congress is now in session! But with Commander Adam Archer in deep space on the Grand Cosmic Sibling Search, who will protect the Earth when a threat like ALMIGHTY DECIMATOR arrives?!

SEPTEMBER 24 • 24 PAGES • FC • $2.99

GØDLAND TURNS YOUR OWN PERCEPTIONS INSIDE OUT – AND IT FEELS SO GOOD!

golly_cov02.jpgGOLLY #2
story  PHIL HESTER
art  BROOK TURNER
cover  ANDY BRASE

The hapless carnie Golly Munhollen has been charged with stopping the half-assed apocalypse threatening Earth. His first mission- killing or curing the Holy Roller preacher by day, ravenous were-hog by night that stalks the midway. Southern fried horror and humor for fans of PREACHER and THE GOON.

SEPTEMBER 10 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

hyperkinetic3ad.jpgHYPERKINETIC #3 (of 4)
story HOWARD M. SHUM
art MATTEO SCALERA & OSCAR CELESTINI
covers MATTEO SCALERA & HOWARD M. SHUM

Katiya has to fend off a giant fish monster. Alicia, Shirley, and Milla encounter more problems and dangers with crazy aliens and robots while attempting to apprehend Renpy. There is action galore!

SEPTEMBER 3 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

ikillgiants_cov04.jpgI KILL GIANTS #3 (of 7)
story JOE KELLY
art & cover J. M. KEN NIIMURA

Taylor’s conniving and Mrs. Molle’s good intentions begin to wreak havoc on Barbara’s carefully balanced reality, even as Sophia’s friendship truly begins to blossom.  When it becomes too much to bear, who will suffer Barbara’s fury? Will the great war hammer Coveleski finally speak?

SEPTEMBER 10 • 24 PAGES • BW • $2.99

TAG: KNOW YOUR ARMOR.

invincible_cov56.jpgINVINCIBLE #56
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

When someone very close to Invincible is hurt – the gloves come off!  Is Mark Grayson’s murderous Viltrumite heritage finally coming to the forefront?  Find out in this special stand-alone issue that answers the question once and for all: can Invincible be driven to MURDER?

SEPTEMBER 3 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

madman_cov13.jpgMADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #13
story MICHAEL ALLRED
art & cover MICHAEL ALLRED & LAURA ALLRED

Scientific breakthroughs have brought about the return of Frank “Madman” Einstein’s girlfriend, Josephine Lombard, and Adam “Metal Man” Balm.  But some miracles come with a cost.  What will be the consequences and who will have to pay? WARNING: When you read this issue, prepare to have your brain do a flip in your skull!

SEPTEMBER 17 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

noblecauses_cov38.jpgNOBLE CAUSES #38
story JAY FAERBER
art & cover YILDIRAY CINAR & RYAN VERA

SPOTLIGHT ON RUSTY!
Years ago, Rusty was mortally wounded and Doc saved his son’s life by placing his brain into a robotic body. But lately, Rusty’s been acting more and more like a robot. Is he losing his humanity? Or is he falling victim to an evil plot? Find out in this issue!

SEPTEMBER 10  • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

perhapanauts_tempcov06.jpgTHE PERHAPANAUTS #6
story TODD DEZAGO
art & cover CRAIG ROUSSEAU
additional art JASON ARMSTRON & JAMAR NICHOLAS
flip cover MATT POTT

“PERHAPANAUTS HALLOWEEN SCARE-FEST Special!”
Three stand alone, easily accessible, scary, fun, and
chilling tales to get your Halloween on!  All written
by Todd, with spooky art by Craig, JASON ARMSTRONG
(FERRO CITY, Lobster Johnson) and JAMAR NICHOLAS (Detective
Boogaloo)! A great jumping on point and a great way to start your
Halloween season!

SEPTEMBER 17 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

proof12_cov.jpgPROOF #12
story ALEX GRECIAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

“THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO,” Part Three
The last Chinese Ink Monkey fights for its life against a rogue fairy. The Lodge will be changed forever.

SEPTEMBER 24 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99


redmass_cov04.jpgA RED MASS FOR MARS #4 (of 4)
story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art & cover RYAN BODENHEIM

“FRATERNITY”
The smashing conclusion to the tale of Mars as the fate of the world hangs in the balance and the one person who could save the Earth must make his decision.

SEPTEMBER 10 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

savagedragon_cov140.jpgSAVAGE DRAGON #140
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN

Spawn! Witchblade! Invincible! ShadowHawk! The Savage Dragon! Together, the world’s greatest heroes unite to face the greatest menace to even threaten this perilous planet! Dragon’s tour of the Image Universe comes to its cataclysmic conclusion in this awe-inspiring epic destined to shake the universe to its very foundation! Not for the squeamish!

SEPTEMBER 24 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

thesword_cov12.jpgTHE SWORD #11
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

Sword versus water.

SEPTEMBER 3 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

walkingdead_cov55.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD #55
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

On the road.

SEPTEMBER 17 • 32 PAGES • BW • $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

WAR HEROES #4 (of 6)
story MARK MILLAR
art & cover TONY HARRIS
inks CLIFF RATHBURN
colors JD METTLER

Just when the scam is ready to kick into action, one of the team is kidnapped and may be beheaded by Islamic fundamentalists. Yes, the bad news is that the Islamics have gotten their hands on the super-pills, too, and have an unholy Jihad planned against both the soldiers in the Gulf and the western world in general. The war between these two cultures reaches a new high with the threat of a third World War fought entirely between super-powered soldiers.

SEPTEMBER 24 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

youngblood_cov08.jpgYOUNGBLOOD #8
story JOE CASEY
art DEREC DONOVAN
covers DEREC DONOVAN & ROB LIEFELD

The party will be televised! It’s the Televillain’s last stand he’s not through making his pop cultural point yet! And speaking of last stands… the all-new, all-different Youngblood meets the greatest foe they never knew, live in prime time!

SEPTEMBER 24 • 32 PAGES • FC  • $2.99

SHADOWLINE SOLICIATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2008

vignettes_cov.jpgVIGNETTES: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT TP
story JIM VALENTINO
art & cover JIM VALENTINO

“THE AUTO-BIO COMIX”
Before Image, before his superhero work, JIM VALENTINO was known as one of the brightest practitioners of auto-bio alternative comix! Collected for the first time in CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER are the critically acclaimed, award winning stories from VALENTINO #1-3 and DRAWING FROM LIFE #1-2 plus a few new surprises!

SEPTEMBER 24 • 144 PAGES • BW • $14.99

mtheory_cov01.jpgM-THEORY #1 (of 3)
story DWIGHT L. MACPHERSON & BRUCE BROWN
art MIKE BARENTINE
cover THOMAS BOATWRIGHT

“THE FEAR”
In this thrilling premier episode, a government scientist receives a startling transmission of extraterrestrial origin!  A promising college student makes a terrifying discovery!  And a group of deep space explorers encounter a shocking nemesis… at the outer limits of our galaxy!

SEPTEMBER 17 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

TAG: Presenting the greatest pulp science-fiction adventure of our time!

deardracula_cov.jpgDEAR DRACULA HC
story JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art & cover VICENTE “VINNY” NAVARRETE

A young boy named Sam loves scary movies, especially the ones with Dracula! This year, instead of writing to Santa for Christmas, Sam writes to Dracula, asking the vampire king if he can become a real vampire for Halloween! Sam is in for a surprise as the most famous vampire himself comes to visit!
SEPTEMBER 10 • 48 PAGES • FC • $7.99
TAG: A fun and fanciful romp through a young boy’s imagination, drawn in an engaging style that will delight ALL AGES!


bombqueenv_05.jpgBOMB QUEEN V #5 (of 6)
Story JIMMIE ROBINSON
art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

“THE DIVINE COMEDY,” Part Five
Bomb Queen lost control of her city, lost in battle to the White Knight, and lost her contacts in Littleville.  What’s a lost villain to do?  She leaves her City of Crime to wage war in the City of Divine – but the politically correct Littleville has a surprise waiting for her!

SEPTEMBER 24 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

roberts_cov02.jpgTHE ROBERTS #2 (of 2)
story WAYNE CHINSANG
art & cover ERIK ROSE

ROBERT JOSEPH STEIB
The Boston Strangler and the Zodiac Killer are alive and well, living amongst the old and dying of The Shady Lane Retirement Center. Surrounded by bingo tournaments and tea times, these two notorious serial killers quietly trade “war stories” about their golden years, two seemingly parallel pasts filled with violence and victims.

SEPTEMBER 3 • 48 PAGES • BW • $5.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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2 Comments

  1. June 25, 2008 at 9:06 am — Reply

    So, Walking Dead is going to get 6 issues out between now and September 16? Color me skeptical.

  2. Sean
    June 26, 2008 at 4:40 am — Reply

    Anyone reading “A Red Mass for Mars”? Seems pretty cool from what I’ve heard/seen. I just don’t see the point of buying a mini-series that’s only 4 issues when I get wait for the inevitable trade.

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