Moonstone Books has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in November 2008.  Take the jump for Buckaroo Banzai, The Phantom, and more.

BanzaiCover100.jpgBanzaiCoverHanley100.jpgBanzai_LTDcover100.jpgBuckaroo Banzai Big-Size #1:
“Wild Asses of the Kush”
Story: Earl Mac Rauch, Art: Paul Hanley
Colors: Renato Guerra
Covers: Michael Stribling -(cover shown is not final cover)
40pgs, color, $4.75

An all new rollicking non-stop adventure tale by Banzai’s creator!
In a race to save the famed wild asses of the remote Kush mountain range, Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers uncover a large-scale World Crime League operation led by a shadowy figure from the Cavaliers’ past.  Just who is Dick Ready?  Is Tommy ready?
Asses wiped out for their aphrodisiac properties? Say it ain’t so!
Who is the mysterious Blind Sheik?
Perfect Tommy in an all out revenge duel to the death…but with knives or guitar solos?
A Hong Kong Cavalier breathes his last while another has turned to the dark side?
Is any of this caught on tape?
Retailer Incentive: for every 3 copies of the regular/Michael Stribling cover you buy, you can purchase one of the “Tommy and Buck” Paul Hanley variant cover for $4.75.

**Item: Limited edition “Tommy stands alone” cover by Paul Hanley is available for $7.99 (limit 300)

Story: Justin Gray
Art: Thorsten Ebert, Mark Deering
48pgs, b/w, $4.99, mature readers

Sadly in March of 2008, Psychotic Reaction’s very talented artist Thorsten Ebert was involved in a terrible accident on his way to work and is currently in the hospital in a coma. This is his first fully illustrated and published comic book work. Justin Gray, Marc Deering, Paul Mounts and Moonstone publisher Joe Gentile have agreed to donate the proceeds from the sale of this book exclusively to Thorsten Ebert. By purchasing Psychotic Reaction you can help a young man realize his dream of becoming a published comic book illustrator and it is our hope that our friend Thorsten will make a complete recovery and resume the bright career he has ahead of him

Michael has the best job in the world. Not only does he get paid to play video games, but he also gets to test new games before they hit the open market. When the International entertainment giant, Brain Thrust, approaches him with an offer to test a cerebral chip for transmitting data directly into the human brain that enables a person to play video games in which they smell, taste and perhaps even feel things, it is an offer he can’t refuse. But when the line between reality and the game begin to blur and people start dying, Michael finds himself at the center of a terrifying conspiracy. Psychotic Reaction is a horror tale in the tradition of Philip K. Dick and H.P. Lovecraft, written by (Jonah Hex) Justin Gray!

PhantomDerington.jpgPhantomManco.jpgPhantomQuinn.jpgTHE PHANTOM ANNUAL #2
Story by Mike Bullock & Kevin Grevioux
Art by Samicler Gonçalves
Colors:  Jason Jensen
Cover A by Pat Quinn
Cover B by Leonardo Manco
Cover C by Nick Derington

48pgs, color, $5.99
“Concrete Jungle”
Lee Falk’s Mandrake the Magician and The Phantom in one comic for the first time!

When a botanist is thrown from a high-rise window in NYC, the murderer’s trail leads Mandrake and Lothar to the far away jungles of Bangalla, where it’s up to them and The Phantom to find the killers. But the plot they uncover is far more sinister than cold blooded murder. Can they stop the killers before they strike again or will our heroes become the next victims? By Mike Bullock and (“New Warriors”) Kevin Grevioux!
Cover by Pat Quinn.

**RETAILER INCENTIVE: for every 3 copies purchased of the Phantom Annual, you can buy one Leonardo Manco variant for $5.99.

** LTD Edition noir cover by Nick Derington available for $8.99 (limited to 300)
”This book looks as good as anything coming out of the Big Two, and it reads better than most of it.” – Comixtreme

“The Phantom may be decades old but his stories continue to be fresh, relevant and exciting.” – Broken Frontier
KOlchak_ANN_klauba.jpgKolchak_ANN_Hinton.jpgKOLCHAK TALES ANNUAL #1
color, 64 pages, $6.50
Dawidziak, Gentile, Nieves, Ulanski, Hudson, Harris, & Williams

A very special event, and a story Kolchak fans have dreamed of for decades… KOLCHAK vs BARNABAS?
Carl Kolchak meets DARK SHADOWS’ Barnabas Collins in a tale we could only call “An Interview with the Vampire!” Why has this famous vampire sent for a reporter well-known for slaying vampires?
Then, past Kolchak writers Gentile and Ulanski co-write together for the first time a new full-length Kolchak story! In “One Foot in the Grave,” Kolchak and Vincenzo are on a road trip through the Nevada desert, and find a graveyard of human bones. But what menace is looking to add them to it?
Two terrifying Night Stalker tales so monumental, it takes a 64-page special to contain them!
**Regular edition ships with 2 covers in a 50/50 ratio, by Doug Klauba, and Dave Ulanski

**Sketch variant: A special limited sketch variant of Doug Klauba’s Kolchak/Dark Shadows cover is available for $8.99 (Limited to 200)

**RETAILER Incentive cover: for every 3 copies of the regular cover ordered, retailers may purchase one variant Woodrow Hinton III cover for $6.50.

via Moonstone Books


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