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 Booksâ€™ Best and Brightest Stars!
The Phantom stars in part one of â€œThe Hammerâ€:
When a cabal of ex-KGB agents plan a WMD buy, itâ€™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 (â€œLions, Tigers and Bearsâ€) 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.
#2: LADY ACTION SpecialÂ (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 Whoâ€™s) Tony Lee, as Lady Action discovers that once undercover, lies and deception follow. You need to be one step ahead to survive.Â Itâ€™s a constant battle for the truth, as allegiances become flimsy. She is relentless, and will not stop for anything, or anyone.Â Its Lady Action vs the world in â€œThe Death of Lady Action.â€
#3: THE PHANTOM: GHOST WHO WALKS #7
Story: Mike Bullock
Art: Fernando Peniche
Colors:Â Bob Pedroza
Covers:Â 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 itâ€™s discovered the tanker is smuggling human cargo, itâ€™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% â€œdarkâ€ Manna version)
â€œHighly Entertaining!â€- CitC
â€5 out of 5!â€â€“ CHUD
#4: The PHANTOM Chronicles 2
Edited by Joe Gentile and Mike Bullock
Written byÂ Harlan Ellison, Ed Gorman, Robin Wayne Bailey,
Interior art:Â 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 Channelâ€™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 anywhereâ€¦this book will have the first team-up ever of the Phantom and the Green Hornetâ€¦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!Â There is always justice that needs to be served, whether itâ€™s in the presentâ€¦or the past.
With an introduction by the Phantom creatorâ€™s Lee Falkâ€™s daughter Diane Falk!
#4.5: The Phantom Chronicles 2
Ltd Ed HC
272 pgs, bw/, Squarebound, 6â€ x 9â€, $37.99
Cover: Mark Romanoski
Bonus features: An exclusive to this edition,Â brand new Phantom story by Saurav Mohapatra.Â Plus a â€œhistory of the Phantomâ€ feature.
#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 â€œThe Catalina Caperâ€!Â Hollywood has come to the island, and the Domino Ladyâ€™s alter ego will make her big screen debut!Â First, of course, there is a matter of blackmail under the lights to attend to. There is nothing the Domino lady wonâ€™t do for her adoring public.
(2 covers, ratio = 75% Michael J Williams, 25% Matt Larson cover)
#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 Kingâ€™s Ransomâ€¦
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.Â Then he must siege a castle to get what is rightly his.