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silverwarrior.jpgFRANK FRAZETTA’S SILVER WARRIOR #1 (of 4) – GEM OF THE MONTH
story JOSHUA ORTEGA
art NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS
cover A FRANK FRAZETTA
cover B NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS
cover C NAT JONES

The creative team from last year’s hit series FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER team up to tell the story behind of one FRAZETTA’s most famous paintings: The Silver Warrior! North of Iparsia, there is a land of frost known as Icevald. Akrila Sangrilak, the Silver Warrior, has watched over this land for decades, but now a deadly threat from beyond Icevald’s shores threatens the entire continent! Critically acclaimed novelist and comics writer Joshua Ortega (GEARS OF WAR, THE NECROMANCER) teams up with superstar artists Nat Jones (SPAWN: THE DARK AGES, ROB ZOMBIE’S THE NAIL) and Jay Fotos (BEOWULF, ‘68) to bring you the first SILVER WARRIOR tale worthy of FRANK FRAZETTA’s blessing–this one’s been approved every step of the way by the Master himself!

DECEMBER 3 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.99

OFFERED AGAIN
FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER #1 (CURRENT PRINTING)
FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER #2 (CURRENT PRINTING)
FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER #3 (CURRENT PRINTING)
FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER #4 (CURRENT PRINTING)
FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER #5 (CURRENT PRINTING)
FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER #6 (CURRENT PRINTING)

phonogram_singles_cov01.jpgPHONOGRAM 2: THE SINGLES CLUB #1 (of 7)
story KIERON GILLEN
art & cover JAMIE McKELVIE

The critically-acclaimed PHONOGRAM returns with seven issues of stand-alone Phonomantic stories, each set in the same night at a single nightclub. First up, Penny B wrestles with the big questions: Will she get the boy? Will the DJ play her record? Why was her gin and tonic so expensive? In a world where music is magic, she’ll discover just how deep shallow actually gets. Plus: Two complete back-up stories featuring guest artists MARC ELLERBY (LOVE THE WAY YOU LOVE) and LAUREN McCUBBIN (RENT GIRL).

DECEMBER 10 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

OFFERED AGAIN
PHONOGRAM, VOL. 1: RUE BRITTANIA TP

Spawn187_cov_previews.jpgSPAWN #187
story TODD McFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN
art & cover WHILCE PORTACIO

THE ENDGAME CONTINUES!
The world of Spawn is still recoiling from the stunning revelations of issue 185.  As word of those game-changing events echo from the rafters of Heaven to the depths of Hell, players begin to study the board, plot their strategies and make their move.  Brought to you by the new creative team of TODD McFARLANE, WHILCE PORTACIO and BRIAN HOLGUIN.

DECEMBER 31 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.95

OFFERED AGAIN
SPAWN, VOL. 1 TP
SPAWN, VOL. 2 TP
SPAWN, VOL. 3 TP

spawn_bookofdead_cov.jpgSPAWN: BOOK OF THE DEAD HC
story STEVE NILES & DAVID HINE
art & cover ASHLEY WOOD

Written by STEVE NILES with additional content by DAVID HINE, the highly anticipated BOOK OF THE DEAD is the ultimate guide for any SPAWN fan.  With each character in the Spawn mythos beautifully rendered by renowned artist ASHLEY WOOD, this hardcover is not to be missed!

DECEMBER 3 • 104 PAGES • FC • $29.99 (LIMITED TO 500 COPIES)
$32.99 (TOY BUNDLE LIMITED TO 3,000 COPIES)

armageddonnow_cover.jpgARMAGEDDON NOW: WORLD WAR III HC
story PHIL HOTSENPILLER & ROB LIEFELD
art & cover ROB LIEFELD & MIKE CAPPROTTI

An ancient prophecy is awakened.  New York and Los Angeles are destroyed.  Devastating earthquakes are felt as far as Jerusalem and Tokyo.  America is devastated as armies across the globe prepare for final battle. One military officer, Lt. Col. John Corbin, is dispatched to find the source of the attacks on the U.S.  The trail will take him as far as Israel in search of the mysterious artifact known as the “Corinthian.”  What secrets does the constellation of Orion hold and what role does Corbin play in the End of Days?

DECEMBER 3 • 120 PAGES • FC • $24.99

OFFERED AGAIN
YOUNGBLOOD, VOL. 1 HC

mixtape_cov03.jpgMIXTAPE, VOL. 3 HC
story, art & cover JIM MAHFOOD

This is the third volume in the all-new JIM MAHFOOD art book series! This volume is all about the funky full-color illustrations featuring MAHFOOD’s bizarre and unique characters, gorgeous girls, rock stars, b-boys, mexican wrestlers, beat bees, and more. A must-have for art lovers and MAHFOOD fans alike!

DECEMBER 10 • 48 PAGES • FC • $24.99 • S&N LTD ED $49.99

comicbooktattooSE.jpgCOMIC BOOK TATTOO SPECIAL EDITION HC
stories by  DAVID MACK, JOHN REPPION, LEAH MOORE, MIKE DRINGENBERG, COLLEEN DORAN, JONATHAN HICKMAN, JAMES OWEN, MARK BUCKINGHAM, TED McKEEVER, JOCK, PIA GUERRA, DAME DARCY and over 70 more!
edited by RANTZ A. HOSELEY & TORI AMOS
forward by NEIL GAIMAN
cover JASON “STUNTKID” LEVESQUE

“…one of the most ambitious book projects of the year…” – Drew McWeeny, Ain’t It Cool News

“…this collection transcends fandom.” –  Sarah Marie, The Austinist

“There’s absolutely something in here for everyone…” – BUST Magazine

COMIC BOOK TATTOO, the critically-acclaimed, bestselling anthology that has taken the worlds of comics, music, and art by storm.  This hardcover special edition, over 80 creators from every style and genre of comics have contributed stories to this stunning book inspired by the music and songs of multi-platinum recording artist Tori Amos.
This special edition of the hardcover comes shrink wrapped in an elegantly designed slipcase with silver accents.

DECEMBER 3 • 480 PAGES • FC • $75.00

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COMIC BOOK TATTOO SC
COMIC BOOK TATTOO STANDARD HC

americanflagg_cover.jpgAMERICAN FLAGG! VOL. 1 TP
story, art & cover HOWARD CHAYKIN

AMERICAN FLAGG!  — created, written and illustrated by HOWARD CHAYKIN and winner of numerous awards and honors, including nine Eagle Awards — now available as a trade paperback collecting the series’ first seven issues!

Collects AMERICAN FLAGG! #1-7

DECEMBER 17  • 198 PAGES  • FC  •  $19.99

OFFERED AGAIN
HELLSHOCK: THE DEFINITIVE EDITION TP
HELLSHOCK: THE DEFINITIVE EDITION HC

ageofbronze_vol2.jpgAGE OF BRONZE, VOL. 2 TP (NEW PRINTING)
story, art & cover ERIC SHANOWER

BACK IN PRINT!
While Trojan prince Paris returns to Troy with Helen, the Achaean fleet mistakenly attacks Mysia, then is scattered by a storm. High King Agamemnon gathers the army again, but for the fleet to sail, the gods require the life of Agamemnon’s eldest daughter, Iphigenia.

Collects AGE OF BRONZE #10-19

DECEMBER 3 • 224 PAGES • BW • $19.99

OFFERED AGAIN
AGE OF BRONZE, VOL. 1 TP
AGE OF BRONZE, VOL. 3 TP

deadspace_hc_cover.jpgDEAD SPACE HARDCOVER
story ANTONY JOHNSTON
art BEN TEMPLESMITH

The prequel to the all-new blockbuster sci-fi survival horror game from Electronic Arts!  On the distant mining colony of Aegis VII, something strange and alien lurks beneath the surface… a mysterious artifact that brings nothing but trouble to the isolated workforce. As the arrival of the famous planetcracker ship Ishimura fast approaches, security officer Bram Neumann finds himself caught between religious fervor, miners slowly going insane, and the machinations of the mining corporation itself as he races to discover the secrets of the Marker… before it destroys them all!

DEAD SPACE is available on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC this October.  Winner of the E3 Game Critic’s award for best Action/Adventure game of 2008, DEAD SPACE is a must buy for any fan of sci-fi and horror games!

Collects DEAD SPACE #1-6

DECEMBER 3 • 168 PAGES • FC • $24.99

OFFERED AGAIN
FELL, VOL. 1: FERAL CITY TP

girls_vol2_cov.jpgGIRLS, VOL. 2: EMERGENCE TP (NEW PRINTING)
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

A new printing of the LUNA BROTHERS’ second acclaimed hit series, GIRLS!

In the lush, rural backdrop of Pennystown, Ethan and his neighbors lived a peaceful kind of life. Now, things have changed… drastically. Clones, spawned from a mysterious girl, are preying on the townspeople and paranormal activity is escalating into a full-blown catastrophe. As the questions pile on, only one thing remains certain-nothing will ever be the same.

Collects GIRLS #7-12

DECEMBER 17 • 152 PAGES • FC • $14.99

OFFERED AGAIN
GIRLS, VOL. 1 TP
GIRLS, VOL. 3 TP
GIRLS, VOL. 4 TP

thenightlynews_tp.jpgTHE NIGHTLY NEWS TP (NEW PRINTING)
story, art & cover JONATHAN HICKMAN

BACK IN PRINT!
As an act of violence spirals out of control to encompass the entirety of the news media, a cult has emerged from the errors and retractions that have ruined careers, marriages and even lives. Under direction from his cult master, The Hand leads an army of followers committed to revolution, willing to die for their cause.

Collects THE NIGHTLY NEWS #1-6

DECEMBER 10 • 184 PAGES • FC • $16.99

noblecauses_vol8.jpgNOBLE CAUSES, VOL. 8: STAR CROSSED TP
story JAY FAERBER
art YILDIRAY CINAR & TIM KANE
cover YILDIRAY CINAR & RON RILEY

The lives of the Nobles and the Blackthornes continue to intertwine as Zephyr Noble and Slate Blackthorne enter into a secret affair, and the terminally ill Kitty Blackthorne makes an unthinkable request of Celeste.

Collects NOBLE CAUSES #26-31

DECEMBER 17 • 136 PAGES • FC • $15.99

Popgun_Vol1_c4c1_300dpi.jpgPOPGUN, VOL. 1 OGN (NEW PRINTING)
by MIKE ALLRED, DAVE CROSLAND, ERIK LARSEN, COREY LEWIS, JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER, JIM MAHFOOD, KHARY RANDOLPH, JAMIE S. RICH and many more!
cover MIKE ALLRED

BACK IN PRINT!
Featuring the work an all-star line-up that includes MIKE ALLRED, ERIK LARSEN, JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER, JIM MAHFOOD and more, POPGUN acts as the ultimate graphic mixtape by combining big name creators doing work fans never expected and an array of the industry’s rising stars. The anthology crosses the protected borders of every genre, fulfilling the desires of anyone hungry for the pungent taste of creativity.

OFFERED AGAIN
24seven, VOL. 1 OGN
24seven, VOL. 2 OGN

DECEMBER 3 • 448 PAGES • FC • $29.99

Proof_vol2_cover.jpgPROOF, VOL. 2 TP
story ALEX GRECIAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

A big-game hunter wants to eat a sasquatch and he has his sites set on Proof.  Meanwhile, Ginger and Elvis attempt to save an endangered dinosaur in Africa.  Also includes the stand-alone  stories, “A Perfect Gentleman” and “Manifest Destiny.”  Plus, a complete script and a fun & games section!

Collects PROOF #6-9

DECEMBER 3 • 128 PAGES • FC • $12.99

OFFERED AGAIN:
PROOF, VOL. 1 TP

transhuman_gn_cov.jpgTRANSHUMAN TP
story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art & cover J.M. RINGUET

From JONATHAN HICKMAN, creator THE NIGHTLY NEWS, PAX ROMANA and A RED MASS FROM MARS, and illustrated by JM RINGUET, comes TRANSHUMAN, a story that covers the discovery of superhuman genetic engineering, the companies built on the back of that discovery and the marketing war to bring it into each and every one of our homes.

Collects TRANSHUMAN #1-4

DECEMBER 3 • 120 PAGES • FC • $14.99

astoundingwolfman_cov11.jpgTHE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #11 (RES)
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover JASON HOWARD

GUEST-STARRING INVINCIBLE!
In part two of a two-part crossover, Invincible sets off on a mission to bring the fugitive Wolf-Man to justice.  This issue continues from INVINCIBLE #57.

DECEMBER 24 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

backtobrooklyn_cov4.jpgBACK TO BROOKLYN #4 (of 5)
story GARTH ENNIS & JIMMY PALMIOTTI
art & cover MIHAILIO VUKELIC

Bob and his mother have a conversation no mother and son on the face of the planet should ever have. Warning, don’t let your parents see you are reading this book. Really. Churchill has a run in with Vinnie and some hungry dogs, Maggie loses her cool and Bob, well… Bob has more issues to deal with.

DECEMBER 24 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

brit_cov11.jpgBRIT #11 (RES)
story BRUCE BROWN
art NATE BELLEGARDE & ANDY KUHN
cover RYAN OTTLEY & KELSEY SHANNON
edited by ROBERT KIRKMAN

With the rest of the heroes down for the count, the fate of Other Earth rests on the shoulders of one man!  It’s Brit vs. The Emperor: Winner takes all, loser, y’know…dies.  This one is not to be missed, folks!

DECEMBER 10 • 32 PAGES  • FC  •  $2.99

deadahead_cov03_temporary.jpgDEAD AHEAD #3 (of 3)
story CLARK CASTILLO & MEL SMITH
art & cover ALEX NINO & MOOSE BAUMANN

“Belly of the Worm“
The conclusion to what’s sure to be the most talked about book of the year! Boarding a gigantic luxury liner to take over wasn’t supposed to be so hard especially with only four thousand flesh hungry zombies on the loose. What will be the fate of our nine survivors on board, and will anybody be alive when it’s all over to care!?

DECEMBER 24 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.99

elephantmen_cov10_bw.jpgelephantmen_cov19.jpgELPHANTMEN #19
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art MARIAN CHURCHLAND
cover IAN CHURCHILL & BOO COOK
pencil variant IAN CHURCHILL

“MONSOON”
The story of Sahara.

DECEMBER 17 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

firebreather_cov05.jpgFIREBREATHER #5 (RES)
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.

DECEMBER 24 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

godland_cov27.jpgGØDLAND #27 (RES)
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?!

DECEMBER 24 • 24 PAGES • FC • $2.99

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

golly_04_final.jpgGOLLY #4
story  PHIL HESTER
art  BROOK TURNER
cover  TYLER WALPOLE

The second arc of the critically acclaimed horror series begins here! Golly and his carney crew clash with a group of trailerpark goth vampires. Are their black corsets and porcelain fangs a simple fashion statement, or does something darker lurk the dusty streets of this Oklahoma backwater?

DECEMBER 10 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

guerillas_cov03.jpgGUERILLAS #3
story BRAHM REVEL
art & cover BRAHM REVEL

The chimps are being chased by the U.S. military and hunted by the Viet Cong. Turns out Viet Nam isn’t a very safe place to be a monkey… See what happens next in GUERILLAS #3!

DECEMBER 24 • 56 PAGES • FC • $5.99

ikillgiants_cov06.jpgI KILL GIANTS #6
story JOE KELLY
art & cover J.M. KEN NIIMURA

The die have been cast.  Fate has spoken.  Can Barbara find the strength to face the monster?  This is the brawl for it all.

DECEMBER 10 • 24 PAGES • FC • $2.99

invincible_cov57.jpgINVINCIBLE #57 (RES)
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

GUEST-STARRING THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN!
In part one of a two-part crossover, Invincible sets off on a mission to bring the fugitive Wolf-Man to justice.  To be continued in THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #11.

DECEMBER 17 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

jackstaff20.jpgJACK STAFF #20 (RES)
story, art & cover PAUL GRIST

Ben Kulmer confronts some dark secrets about his past and some darker secrets about his future when he learns the truth about The Claw!

DECEMBER 31 • 32 PAGES  • FC  •  $3.50

madman_cov15.jpgMADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #15
story, art & cover MICHAEL ALLRED

“MISTER GRINNING SOUL!”
A crazed cel phone salesman is being compelled to kill by some unseen force.  Frank “Madman” Einstein and his groovy pals, the Atomics, receive “the call” to stop the horror.

DECEMBER 31 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

perhapanauts_cov07.jpgTHE PERHAPANAUTS #7
story TODD DEZAGO
art & cover CRAIG ROUSSEAU
flip cover MATT WIERINGO

“The CRICKET”
Special, done-in-one, easy access Issue!
When a hole gets ripped in reality, the Perhapanauts are there to investigate…But what happens when there’s a hole in security and a young boy spies these monsters on a mission…?! See the ‘Haps in a whole new light!

Also in this issue: Choopie pistol-whips Karl the Mothman into taking him to the Old West to settle a not-so-old score…featuring art by MATT WIERINGO and CHRISTIAN LEAF!

DECEMBER 31 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

Proof_cov15.jpgPROOF #15
story ALEX GRECIAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

“Thunderbirds are Go!” ends with a bang! And a familiar face returns.

DECEMBER 31 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

rocknroll_cover.jpgROCK ‘N’ ROLL (ONE-SHOT)
story FÁBIO MOON & GABRIEL BÁ
art FÁBIO MOON, GABRIEL BÁ, BRUNO D’ANGELO & KAKO
cover FÁBIO MOON

REPRESENTING EISNER WINNERS’ FÁBIO MOON & GABRIEL BÁ’S EARLIEST WORK!
Romeo and Kelsie just want to go home, but life has other plans. Strange things happen all around in a story about that music that follows you wherever you go. When it comes to rock ‘n’ roll, you don’t have to understand what they’re saying to know what they’re talking about.

DECEMBER 3 • 32 PAGES • BW • $3.50

savagedragon_cov143.jpgSAVAGE DRAGON #143
story, art & cover by ERIK LARSEN

Dragon’s search for his missing wife comes to an end in the most shocking way possible!

DECEMBER 31 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

TheSword_cov14.jpgTHE SWORD #14
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

The sword is taken from Dara.

DECEMBER 17 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

walkingdead.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD #56 (RES)
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

FIVE YEARS OF THE WALKING DEAD!
From its humble beginnings five years ago The Walking Dead has grown into an undisputable cult hit.  In this special anniversary issue the characters we’ve grown to love look back on how this world has affected them, what they’ve gained and what they’ve lost… and a look ahead at where they go from here.

DECEMBER 10 • 32 PAGES • BW • $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


warheroes_cov05.jpgWAR HEROES #5 (of 6)
story MARK MILLAR
art TONY HARRIS & CLIFF RATHBURN
cover TONY HARRIS

The enemy has access to their own super-powers, but with a frightening twist that make them more powerful and dangerous than their American counterparts. Literally thousands of soldiers have been massacred, and the life of America’s most decorated super-soldier hangs in the balance.  Has it all gone horribly wrong? It’s the penultimate issue of the series MARK MILLAR has called his follow-up to ULTIMATES 2 – and possibly the most brutal chapter yet!

DECEMBER 24 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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4 Comments

  1. donprimestar
    September 18, 2008 at 1:00 pm — Reply

    what no dynamo 5?

  2. September 18, 2008 at 1:34 pm — Reply

    So, I know I’m the ONLY PERSON on earth reading Dead Space (that much is obvious by the loads of back issues sitting at my LCS), but it was a seriously fun series for me, especially knowing that the game is coming out that directly ties into the series and the upcoming animated dvd. However, I would’ve rather seen the hardcover come out right with the release of the game, maybe as a preorder bonus as well. Would’ve been better timing from a marketing standpoint as well.

  3. September 18, 2008 at 3:10 pm — Reply

    Heh. I’m also reading Dead Space and have been enjoying it very much :)

  4. ykw
    September 18, 2008 at 9:17 pm — Reply

    @ donprimestar:

    Mahmud is doing some work for Marvel in the coming weeks, so D5 may be running a bit more irregularly as either a) Asrar tries to fit it in around his work for a major or b) Faerber finds a compatible artist who can work at his rates.

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