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Moonstone Books sent the cover images (above) and solicitation information (below) for titles arriving in December 2009. Take the jump for the latest Phantom, Lady Action, and Domino Lady titles.

#1: PHANTOM Double Shot #1: KGB Noir (of6)
Stories: Mike Bullock
Art: Fernando Peniche, Michael Metcalf
Cover: Dennis Calero
24pgs, b/w, $2.99

A Special Noir Mini-Series Starring The Phantom with Tectonic Tie-In Tales Featuring Moonstone Books’ Best and Brightest Stars!

The Phantom stars in part one of “The Hammer”:
When a cabal of ex-KGB agents plan a WMD buy, it’s up to The Phantom to keep them from obtaining the device. But when our hero engages the Russians, he soon discovers The Hammer is falling and the United States is the nail.
And in the second feature: the debut of Death Angel, the newest pulp hero in the Moonstone universe. Created by award winning writer Mike (“Lions, Tigers and Bears”) Bullock.
Two members of The Hammer seek to extort state secrets from an American weapons contractor, but their plans are about to change when night falls on the wings of death.
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#2: LADY ACTION Special  (one shot)
Story: Tony Lee
Pencils: Jake Minor, Inks: Chad Hunt
Colors: James Brown, Cover: Paul Gulacy
32pgs, color, $3.99, 2-covers

From the pages of Captain Action comes our sexy Brit super-spy in her very own kick-butt mission impossible!
Join (Doctor Who’s) Tony Lee, as Lady Action discovers that once undercover, lies and deception follow. You need to be one step ahead to survive.  It’s a constant battle for the truth, as allegiances become flimsy. She is relentless, and will not stop for anything, or anyone.  Its Lady Action vs the world in “The Death of Lady Action.”
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#3: THE PHANTOM: GHOST WHO WALKS #7
Story: Mike Bullock
Art: Fernando Peniche
Colors:  Bob Pedroza
Covers:  Marat Mychaels, Lou Manna
32pgs, color, $3.99

An oil tanker is hijacked off the coast of Somalia and the UN comes to the rescue. However, when it’s discovered the tanker is smuggling human cargo, it’s up to The Phantom to ascertain who the real criminals are and free the slaves before they disappear for good.
Bonus: The serialized Phantom prose back-ups continue this issue.
(Covers = 65% Mychaels, 25% Manna, 10% “dark” Manna version)
“Highly Entertaining!”- CitC

”5 out of 5!”– CHUD
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#4: The PHANTOM Chronicles 2
Edited by Joe Gentile and Mike Bullock

Written by  Harlan Ellison, Ed Gorman, Robin Wayne Bailey,
Interior art:  Ruben Procopio
Cover art: Doug Klauba

256 pages, b/w, squarebound, 6 x 9, $16.95
10 digit: 1-933076-57-7
13 digit: 978-1-933076-57-7

Just in time for the Sci-Fi Channel’s Phantom movie
& the Seth Rogan Green Hornet movie!
15 all new prose stories, with spot illustrations.
Harlan Ellison, Ed Gorman, Robin Wayne Bailey, Mike Bullock, Tom DeFalco, Win Scott Eckert, Joe Gentile, Mark Justice, Jeff Mariotte, Joe McKinney, Nate Meyer, Will Murray, Mel Odom, Martin Powell, and Aaron Shaps.

For the VERY first time anywhere…this book will have the first team-up ever of the Phantom and the Green Hornet…a brand new story fragment written by master wordsmith Harlan Ellison!

To the outside world, this man, seemingly immortal, has always worn the mask. As the legend grew, it transcended the life of any one mortal.
And that legend became THE PHANTOM!
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.

With an introduction by the Phantom creator’s Lee Falk’s daughter Diane Falk!
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#4.5: The Phantom Chronicles 2
Ltd Ed HC
272 pgs, bw/, Squarebound, 6” x 9”, $37.99
Cover: Mark Romanoski

Bonus features: An exclusive to this edition,  brand new Phantom story by Saurav Mohapatra.  Plus a “history of the Phantom” feature.
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#5: DOMINO LADY #4
Story: Nancy Holder
Art: Reno Maniquis
Covers: Michael J. Williams, Matt Larson

32pgs, color, mature $3.99, mature
Join Buffy novelist and four time Bram Stoker Award winner Nancy Holder, as she uncovers the sexy noir thriller secrets of “The Catalina Caper”!  Hollywood has come to the island, and the Domino Lady’s alter ego will make her big screen debut!  First, of course, there is a matter of blackmail under the lights to attend to. There is nothing the Domino lady won’t do for her adoring public.
(2 covers, ratio = 75% Michael J Williams, 25% Matt Larson cover)
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#6: The Phantom Generations #10:
Story: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Joe Bucco
Cover: Ruben Procopio

32pgs, color, $3.99
A new maxi series of one shot comic novellas, with each issue by a different creative team telling a tale of one of the 21 Phantoms!
A King’s Ransom…
Join Paul Kupperberg for tale somewhere in the Arabian lands, as the Phantom seeks a young thief who did him wrong. Bruised and battered from washing ashore unconscious, The Phantom must have his mettle tested in a battle to the death.  Then he must siege a castle to get what is rightly his.

via Moonstone Books

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3 Comments

  1. Gibralter
    August 13, 2009 at 10:06 pm — Reply

    Awesome, But Why is no one doing the Shadow!

  2. Michael M
    August 14, 2009 at 10:48 am — Reply

    Lady Action solo special is a must have. Phantom Ghost Who Walks and Domino Lady as well.

    Where is Captain Action?

    • August 25, 2009 at 9:22 pm — Reply

      Hey Michael=
      Thanks for the “were is Captain Action” comment. we’re not on that month- but we will have Lady Action #1 out then. Should be a blast – and both covers are strong, as you can see.

      Tomorrow Captain Action #5 comes out – and we just got contacted by a staffer on the VP’s office. It’s pretty cool to be noticed!
      Hope you like the new issue.
      Let me know how you like it.
      Best,
      -Ed
      edcatto@hotmail.com

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