Moonstone Books is ahead of the curve once again, by sending out its covers and solicitation information for titles arriving in September 2009.

Phantom5Leonardi.jpgPhantom5MarkR.jpgTHE PHANTOM: GHOST WHO WALKS #5

Written by Mike Bullock
Pencils & Inks by Silvestri Syzilagyi
Colors by Bob Pedroza
Cover A by Joe Corroney
Cover B by Mark Romanoski

32pgs, color, $3.99

“Return of The Eastern Dark” Pt I (of II)

When people go missing, The Phantom finds himself drawn into what appears to be a slave trade ring, but turns out to be far more insidious. Can The Ghost Who Walks overcome The Eastern Dark, or will the sun set on our hero once and for all?

Bonus: The serialized Phantom prose back-ups continue this issue.
(covers: 75% Joe Corroney, 25% Romanoski)
Issues #5 and #6 Joe Corroney covers make one big painting.

RETAILER INCENTIVE: With any order of 5 or more, retailers will receive one FREE b/w Romanoski variant

“Bullock is transforming the Phantom into a character that isn’t just plot driven and isn’t just character driven but rather an appropriate mixture of the two.”- Broken Frontier

”5 Stars!– Comics Bulletin

“An all-new series that… works on all levels.” – Comics Bulletin

SpiderCover2-300.jpgTHE SPIDER #2: “Tomahawks From Hell”
Story: Will Murray
Art: Giovanni P. Timpano
Cover: Gary Carbon

32pgs, b/w grayscale, $3.25
The Spider: the most violent and ruthless of all crime fighters…A cloaked, fanged, borderline crazy denizen of the dark force-feeding hard justice with a pair of ‘45’s!
Join Doc Savage novelist Will Murray as a new reign of terror has begun in Manhattan, something not seen in generations.  All over town, people in all walks of life are found murdered—scalped!

“Red Tomahawk.” Demands that all citizens of Manhattan evacuate the city. It’s being taken back by its original owners—the Mohawks.

Nita is kidnapped. Then what appears to be her blonde scalp arrives at police HQ in a box.  But the box contains a clue and so a maddened Spider follows that clue to the real Red Tomahawk, to rescue Nita and end the reign of blood.

RETAILER INCENTIVE: any who order 3 or more copies, can receive one FREE b/w NOIR variant cover!  One copy per retailer limit.

rotten 5 cover-300.jpgROTTEN #5
Story: Mark Rahner, Horton
Art: Dan Dougherty

32pgs, color, $3.99
“Frostbite” part 2 of 3.

It’s bad enough that agents Wade and Flynn are stuck undercover commanding a snowbound, run-down military fort under attack by slow-moving, hungry corpses…but NOW they’re forced to accommodate a corrupt business mogul with friends in high places — and a distractingly beautiful wife. They’re losing control of the unruly soldiers…and things are about to get much, much worse.

PhantomTPB4-300.jpgThe PHANTOM: The Man Who Cannot Die

Written by:  Mike Bullock
Art: Carlos Magno, Silvestre Szilagyi
Cover: Douglas Klauba

220 pages, color, squarebound, 7 x 10, $20.95
10 digit: 1-9330776-60-7
13 digit: 978-1-933076-60-7

Just in time for the Sci-Fi Channel’s Phantom movie!

The Ghost Who Walks in all out action, including the controversial storyline “The Invisible Children” ripped from the headlines of today’s Africa!

From OPRAH to Fall Out Boy to People Magazine to Rolling Stone!
Invisible Children is a charitable organization that helps educate and save African children who are pressed into military service. The movement has received national media attention from TV shows, to celebrities, to the press!

This volume collects the Phantom issues #12-20, and #26!
High adventure and intrigue in the African jungle, on the high seas, and in the streets!  There is always justice that needs to be served, whether it’s in the present…or the past.

“Thrilling and exciting”- Broken Frontier
“Bullock and Szilagyi continue to excel.” – CitC
“The Phantom is worth the price of two comic books from DC or Marvel.” – Comics  Bulletin

PhantomLegacyLaw-300.jpgThe PHANTOM: The Legacy and the Law

Written by: Ben Raab, Joe Gentile
Art: Pat Quinn, Paul Guinan, Art Lyon

176 pages, color, squarebound, 7’ x 10”, $18.95
10 digit: 1-933076-61-5
13 digit: 978-1933076-61-4

Just in time for the Sci-Fi Channel’s Phantom movie!

This volume collects the two SOLD OUT Phantom graphic novels “Legacy”, and “Law of the Jungle”.

The ultimate origin of the Phantom!-as told by the Ghost Who Walks himself!

Ripped from the pages of the very first Chronicle, (the on-going journal/diary written by every Phantom) this original epic GN reveals how a centuries-old tradition of fighting piracy, cruelty and injustice was passed down from one generation of Walkers to the next.
Then, every society has its laws: some written, some unwritten-for some are forbidden to be even spoken aloud. These are the laws that get passed on from one generation to the next. The penalty for breaking these laws is often swift and uncompromising.
Combine the lack of this knowledge with the unhinged mind of a deadly assassin who is calling out the PHANTOM, and you get nothing but fire.

BanzaiEasterly.jpgBanzaiKosar.jpgBUCKAROO BANZAI:   Hardest of the Hard #1 (of2)

Story:  Earl Mac Rauch
Art: Shawn Van Briessen, Mark Stegbauer
Colors: James Brown
Covers:  J. Anthony Kosar, David Easterly

32pgs, color, $3.99
(covers come: 75%  J.Anthony Kosar, 25% David Easterly)
In this wild and wooly rockin’ adventure, find out the secrets of the woman who likes all things that are pointy.  What was she like before this exquisite and bad ass bass player joined the Hong Kong Cavaliers, and how did she join up?  Join Buckaroo as he uses stealth, a Gatling gun, Reno’s head, and some squishy mutates to extricate her from her trouble, as well as mop up a sloppy mess!  What is her hush-hush all-seeing connection with the World Crime League?  Was it a love connection at first sight with Perfect Tommy and Lady G?  And remember, as always, the watermelon is optional.
RETAILER INCENTIVE: if you order 5 copies or more, you receive one FREE variant J. Anthony Kosar cover edition! One variant per store limit.

via Moonstone Books


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