Dynamite Entertainment sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in October 2011.  Take the jump for information about babes from Mars, men that cost millions, and robot on robot violence.

DARK SHADOWS #1
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by STUART MANNING
Art by AARON CAMPBELL
Covers by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (50%), AARON CAMPBELL (50%)
“Virgin Art” Retailer Incentive cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Television’s original reluctant vampire is back! Barnabas Collins is re-adjusting to life under his vampiric curse. Haunted by terrifying dreams of his age-old lover and nemesis, Angelique, and fighting his bloodlust, Barnabas fears that danger lies ahead for all who live at Collinwood. Meanwhile, Barnabas’ ally and trusted friend Dr. Julia Hoffman is harboring secrets of her own…

KIRBY: GENESIS #5
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Plot by KURT BUSIEK & ALEX ROSS
Script by KURT BUSIEK
Art by JACK HERBERT & ALEX ROSS
Covers by ALEX ROSS (main), RYAN SOOK (1-in-10)
“Black & White” Retailer Incentive cover by RYAN SOOK
“Sketch Art” Retailer Incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
“Marvelous Acetate” Retailer Incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
The stakes are already high in a battle royale pitting Silver Star, Captain Victory and the Glory Knights versus Darius Drumm, the Lightning Lady and Roag over the Proto-Seed — and when Sigurd Dragonsbane and the Mythicsjoin in, the results will shaket he heavens themselves. Meanwhile, Kirby’s only hope for survival on the Phantom Continent lies in the Primals, whose secrets are rooted deep in the history of mankind itself.

KIRBY GENESIS: CAPTAIN VICTORY #1
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Plot by ALEX ROSS & STERLING GATES
Script by STERLING GATES
Art by WAGNER REIS
Covers by ALEX ROSS (main), MICHAEL AVON OEMING (1-in-10), SEAN CHEN (1-in-15)­­, WAGNER REIS (1-in-25)
“Virgin Art” Retailer Incentive cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
“Negetive Effect Art” Retailer Incentive cover by SEAN CHEN
“Negetive Effect Art” Retailer Incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
“Cosmic Red” Retailer Incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
The enigmatic soldier known as Captain Victory leads an elite group of intergalactic rangers through the mysterious and deadly cosmos, fighting against forces set on the destruction of life, itself! But who is this man, and what does he want?

This special first issue written by Sterling Gates and drawn by Wagner Reis starts with a bang, as the deadliest battle Captain Victory and his men have ever fought begins!

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #8
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Mature
Written by ARVID NELSON
Art by CARLOS RAFAEL
Covers by PAUL RENAUD (33%), JOE JUSKO (33%), ALÉ GARZA (33%)
“Martian Red” Retailer incentive cover by PAUL RENAUD
“Risqué Art” Retailer incentive cover by ALÉ GARZA
Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, and Phondari, Pirate Queen of Mars, find
themselves in the clutches of Phodari’s old master, Xen Brega. But before Xen was Phondari’s master, he was her slave. Phondari wasn’t the kindest of mistresses, and Xen’s looking for a little vengeance. He’s invited Phondari and Dejah to dinner… to be the main course! If Dejah and Phondari can escape the butcher’s knife, Dejah might just learn a thing or two about the mysterious coin she discovered, and why Phondari is so interested in it. Get ready for Dejah Thoris #8: The Hoard of Segotha!

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS VOL. 1: COLOSSUS OF MARS TRADE PAPERBACK
120+ pages FC • $16.99 • Mature • (C:0-1-2)
Written by ARVID NELSON
Art by CARLOS RAFAEL
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
Martians live forever — everyone knows that. So what was Dejah Thoris doing all those hundreds of years before John Carter arrived? Four hundred years before the events of Warlord of Mars took place, Dejah’s nation of Helium was divided into two warring city-states. An unscrupulous overlord from afar encouraged that rivalry to his own advantage, until he discovers a terrible secret from Mars’s ancient past beneath Dejah Thoris’ capital. A secret to kill for!

Collecting the first five issues of the hit series in one volume, with bonus material and a complete cover gallery from artists such as Art Adams, Joe Jusko, Paul Renaud, Sean Chen, and Ale Garza.

“I feel like Burroughs is really back! Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris is a lot of fun. Definitely pick it up for old-school, sword and planet adventure. I’ll definitely be back!”- Weekly Comic Book Review

“a solid read!” – Major Spoilers

“Buy this series guys. It’s definitely on the high fantasy end of the cosmic spectrum – but it’s consistently one of the best cosmic books on the shelves today.” – Cosmic Book News

WARLORD OF MARS #13
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Mature
Written by ARVID NELSON
Art by STEPHEN SADOWSKI
Covers by JOE JUSKO (50%), STEPHEN SADOWSKI (50%), LUCIO PARRILLO (1-in-15)
“Risqué Art” Retailer incentive cover by ALÉ GARZA
“Martian Red” Retailer incentive cover by STEPHEN SADOWSKI
John Carter returns to Mars to be with his beloved princess and the son he has never known – at least, that was his plan. He arrives on the Red Planet in a forest of horrors, a place he’s never seen before. Fortunately, an old friend joins him soon enough. Before Carter can look for answers about where he is, he’s going to have to do what he does best – kick a little ass. Well, more than a little! Warlord of Mars #13: A Forest Battle is the thrilling first installment of the Gods of Mars story arc, believed by some to be the finest of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Mars novels. You don’t want to miss it!

WARLORD OF MARS: FALL OF BARSOOM #4
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by ROBERT PLACE NAPTON
Art by ROBERTO CASTRO
Covers by JOE JUSKO (main), FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (1-in-10)
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by JOE JUSKO
“Virgin Art” Retailer incentive cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
100,000 YEARS BEFORE THE TIME OF JOHN CARTER! A tribe of Red Martians attacks the Atmosphere Plant just as it’s about to go operational. Meanwhile,
the savage Warhoon march on the last stronghold of the Orovar — the city of Horz–determined to wipe the White Martians from the face Mars. This is the penultimate chapter in the Fall of Barsoom!

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN’S A GAME OF THRONES #2
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Mature
Written by GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
Adapted by DANIEL ABRAHAM
Art by TOMMY PATTERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS (main), MIKE S. MILLER (1-in-10)
“Virgin Art” Retailer Incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
“Negative Effect Art” Retailer Incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
George R. R. Martin’s monumental fantasy epic continues in this dazzlingly wrought graphic novel adaptation. In the second volume of A Game of Thrones, the irresistible plot thickens and the spellbinding magic of a master storyteller deepens.

For Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North, a new role now beckons: Hand of the King—a position of power second only to his majesty himself. But is a life at court, in luxurious King’s Landing, any life for a hardened man of action like Stark? Is the king’s invitation an honor he can refuse—or a mandate he cannot ignore, when faced with shocking revelations of treachery on high?

Featuring 29 pages of art and story!

RED SONJA #64
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by ERIC TRAUTMANN
Art by WALTER GEOVANI
Covers by WALTER GEOVANI (50%), WAGNER REIS (50%)
The She-Devil With A Sword has traveled from pastoral Shem to strife-torn Koth and now, into the dark heart of Stygia itself. Sonja’s quest: a lost weapon of terrifying power, and perhaps, some measure of atonement. But the sinister schemes of the Phaorah’s own witch, Azenathi, may only bring Red Sonja death.

QUEEN SONJA #24
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by LUKE LIEBERMAN
Art by FRITZ CASAS
Covers by LUCIO PARRILLO (50%), ADRIANO BATISTA (50%)
When finally the forces of Emora and Songoria meet in open battle, who lives and who dies? Can Queen Sonja stop the Emperor’s onslaught on Songoria from a hundred Leagues away? And once she sits on the Emperor’s throne, will she ever give it up?

SHERLOCK HOLMES: YEAR ONE TRADE PAPERBACK
140+ pages FC • $19.99 • Teen + • (C:0-1-2)
Written by SCOTT BEATTY
Art by DANIEL INDRO
Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s dauntless detective returns in an all-new series of
adventures exploring the sleuth’s untold origins! Join Dr. John Watson as he meets young Sherlock Holmes in a fateful encounter that will forever shape both men’s destinies! Mysteries and murders most foul abound as we discover clues that reveal just how Holmes became the world’s most famous detective.

Collecting the 6-issue series in one volume, plus bonus material and a complete cover gallery timed to coincide with the new Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes movie, A Game of Shadows, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law slated for
theatrical release December 16, 2011!

“…the story is engaging, and the action is thrilling…” – MAJOR SPOILERS

“..appealing..” – AINT IT COOL

“Holmes is going to be on my immediate pull titles.” – COMIC BOOk OUTSIDER

THE BIONIC MAN #3
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by KEVIN SMITH w/ PHIL HESTER
Art by JONATHAN LAU
Cover by ALEX ROSS (main), JONATHAN LAU (1-in-10)
“Negative Effect Art” Retailer Incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
“Black & White” Retailer Incentive cover by JONATHAN LAU
“Sketch Art” Retailer Incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
Colonel Steve Austin’s body is ruined, his spirit broken, the prospect of a future as a barely human cyborg haunting him as he hovers between life and death. Meanwhile, the demented cyborg Hull launches the first strike in his fanatical war against humanity! From the team that brought you Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet.

STAN LEE’S HOW TO WRITE COMICS
224 pages FC • $24.99 • All Ages
Written by STAN LEE
Art by VARIOUS
Comics icon Stan Lee, creator of the Mighty Marvel Universe and characters such as Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk, X-Men, and Iron Man, has set about to teach everything he knows about writing and creating comic book characters. In these pages, aspiring comics writers will learn everything they need to know about how to write their own comic book stories, complete with easy to understand instruction, tips of the trade, and invaluable advice even for more advance writers. From the secrets to creating concepts, plots, to writing the script, the man with no peer–Stan Lee–is your guide to the world of writing and creating comics.

ALSO AVAILABLE:
STAN LEE’S HOW TO WRITE COMICS LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER
224 pages FC • $45.99 • All Ages

ALSO AVAILABLE:
STAN LEE’S HOW TO DRAW COMICS
224 pages FC • $24.99 • All Ages
Written by STAN LEE
Art by VARIOUS
Stan Lee sets out to teach everything he knows about drawing and comic book characters, the book focuses primarily on action-adventure comics. From producing concepts and character sketches to laying out the final page of art, the man with no peer—Stan Lee—is the ultimate guide to the world of creating comics.

VAMPIRELLA #12
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by ERIC TRAUTMANN
Art by JOHNNY DESJARDINS
Covers by ALEX ROSS (25%), PAUL RENAUD (25%), ALÉ GARZA (25%), WAGNER REIS (25%)
“Virgin Art” Retailer Incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
“Black & White” Retailer Incentive cover by WAGNER REIS
“Blood Red” Retailer Incentive cover by PAUL RENAUD
At the not-so-polite request of her mysterious benefactors, Vampirella and Sofia step into a larger world. The hunt for Vlad Dracula brings them from the U.S. to Russia, where a forgotten burial ground, a deconsecrated church, and a horror beyond imaging await them…

VAMPIRELLA MASTERS SERIES VOL 6: JAMES ROBINSON TRADE PAPERBACK
112+ pages FC • $16.99 • Teen +
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by JOE JUSKO, RICK MAYS, DAVID MACK
Cover by JOE JUSKO
Collecting James Robinson’s and Joe Jusko’s sense shattering tale Blood Lust as Vampirella journeys to hell with Adam Van Helsing to uncover the truth of
her existence. This tale re-wrote the book on Vampirella and her homeland of Drakulon. Also includes the Blood Lust epilogue originally not released with the original two issue series and an article which covers how Joe Jusko worked from the script and thumbnailed, drafted and then painted some sample pages. Also includes James Robinson’s short Vampirella tale Vampirella Vs. Dracula with art by Rick Mays and David Mack.

VAMPIRELLA STATUE INSPIRED BY ADAM HUGHES – DIAMOND EYES EDITION
8” Tall • Introductory price:$189.00 • Regular MSRP: $289.99
Advance-Solicit. in stores November­ 2011 • (C:0-1-2)
Sculpted by TOM & JOY SNYDER
This incredible Adam Hughes image of Vampirella comes to three dimensional life courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment! Sculpted by the incredibly talented Joy and Tom Snyder, this statue will be a welcome addition to your high end collection.

This is one of Adam’s incredible cover images for Vampirella, from 1993, and now Dynamite is proud to present this brand new statue, through the painstaking craftsmanship of Joy and Tom Studio – comes this fully realized work of art perfect to display in your shrine for Vampirella.

Offered at the introductory price of $189.00 for a limited time! Returns to
regular MSRP of $289.99 after August 31st!

Note: Advance-solicit. In stores November 2011

VAMPIRELLA: SAD WINGS OF DESTINY POSTER BY JOE JUSKO
20” x 24” • $8.95
Joe Jusko’s fabulous cover to Vampirella Sad Wings Of Destiny is now an
exquisite poster and suitable for framing.

VAMPIRELLA: DRACULA WAR POSTER BY JOE JUSKO
17” x 24” • $8.95
Dracula War painted by fan-favorite Joe Jusko. Only a few copies remain and this will be your last chance get this popular poster to add to your Vampirella collection. Very limited quantities are available!

GREEN HORNET #21
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by ANDE PARKS
Art by IGOR VITORINO
Covers by PHIL HESTER (33%), JONATHAN LAU (33%), BRIAN DENHAM (33%)
This stand alone story is jam packed with malevolent Mixed Martial Arts mayhem, as Green Hornet and Kato enter a cage match with the baddest men in Century City! Britt Reid and Mulan have decided to enjoy a nice, street clothes night out at the fights. When an old college buddy of Britt’s is seriously injured in the octagon, our heroes join the fray. Now, Green Hornet and Kato have to stay alive in a bloody cage match to the death against the very fighters they bought tickets to see.

GREEN HORNET VOL 3: IDOLS TRADE PAPERBACK
136 pages FC • $16.99 • Teen + • (C:0-1-2)
Written by PHIL HESTER
Art by JONATHAN LAU
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Picking up right where Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet left off! The Black Hornet is history, but a new, even deadlier threat has grown right in the heart of Century City, and it may already be too late for The Green Hornet and Kato to stop it. How can Green Hornet scare a street gang out of business when the gang members themselves have no fear of anything — even death? Is the horrifying power behind their fearless ferocity truly supernatural? And just who is Saint Death?

Collects issues #11-15 in one volume, along with complete cover gallery and an introduction by Ande Parks.

“…buy this damn book!” – INSIDER PULSE

“…a good read…” – BROKEN FRONTIER

“…I really like where this book is going…” – COMIC IMPACT

THE BOYS #59
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Mature
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by RUSS BRAUN
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
The Boys and The Seven rush towards what seems like the bloody conclusion to their long-standing conflict, while Hughie does his best to stick up for himself without giving too many secrets away. It might have been the greatest near-miss of all time… but then someone does something very, very stupid. “The first bad day,” says Frenchie of what follows. “Just the first.”

THE BOYS: BUTCHER, BAKER, CANDLESTICKMAKER #4 (of 6)
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Mature
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art and cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
The greatest two years of Billy Butcher’s life give us a glimpse of what might have been, as he and Becky set up home in Margaret Thatcher’s 80s Britain. But a family tragedy heralds worse to come, and horribly- inexorably- the gates of hell swing open.

ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #4 (of 12)
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by MATT WAGNER
Art by ESTEVE POLLS
Cover by MATT WAGNER
Matt Wagner (MAGE, GRENDEL) continues the finale of his epic story of Zorro! How will Don Diego’s personal life affect Zorro’s continuing crusade against the alcalde of Los Angeles, Luis Quintero? Find out in ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #4!

THE LONE RANGER VOL 4: RESOLVE TRADE PAPERBACK
232 pages FC • $19.99 • Teen + • (C:0-1-2)
Written by BRETT MATTHEWS
Art by SERGIO CARIELLO
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
The Ranger and Tonto head for their final confrontation with the villainy that is Butch Cavendish. Along the way, love is found, life is lost, and the Ranger learns the true meaning of “Resolve”. Collects issues #17-25, along with all of the
covers by artist John Cassaday.

“Believe the hype with The Lone Ranger, as it’s a very good read, a strongly visual one that demands you slow down and appreciate the gorgeous art. Sergio Cariello and Marcelo Pinto do fantastic work as a team, giving The Lone Ranger a unique, stunning look.” – COMIC BOOK RESOURCES

JIM BUTCHER’S DRESDEN FILES: FOOL MOON VOL 1 HARDCOVER
104+ pages FC • $24.99 • Teen + • (C:0-1-2)
Written by JIM BUTCHER, MARK POWERS
Art and cover by CHASE CONLEY
Harry Dresden`s life is a mess. His top client (and close friend), Lt. Karrin Murphy, no longer trusts him. Chicago`s underworld and the cops alike think he’s mobster Johnny Marcone’s supernatural enforcer. And the enigmatic White Council continues to view him with suspicion. If all that weren’t enough, a pack of werewolves have unleashed a wave of terror on the Windy City. But as is always the case when it comes to the creatures of the Nevernever, there’s far more going on than meets the eye. Before it’s all over, Harry will find himself caught between friends, enemies, and arcane forces bent on his destruction. Is it any wonder he can’t find a date?

Expanding on Book Two of Jim Butcher’s New York Times bestselling saga, and featuring writer Mark Powers and artist Chase Conley, Fool Moon collects the first half of the 8-issue series in one volume, complete with bonus material and a cover gallery.

TERMINATOR/ROBOCOP: KILL HUMAN #4 (of 4)
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Mature
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Art by P.J. HOLDEN
Covers by JONATHAN LAU (33%), TOM FEISTER (33%), WAGNER REIS (33%)
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by JONATHAN LAU
Robocop has travelled to the past and altered history, creating a brand new timeline in order to save humanity from genocide at the hands of Skynet and the machines. Now, with Sarah and John Connor as his companions, and his own private naval taskforce as protection, he will face the ultimate test of man vs machine. They are hundreds of miles from land, surrounded by the finest military hardware the world has ever seen. Surely the T1000 can’t get them here? This will be Alex Murphy’s explosive last stand.

ROBERT JORDAN’S WHEEL OF TIME: THE EYE OF THE WORLD #18
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by ROBERT JORDAN, CHUCK DIXON
Art by FRANCIS NUGUIT
Cover by JEREMY SALIBA
The Wheel of Time continues to turn! Rand, Thom, and Mat reach Whitebridge at last and disembark the Spray, despite Captain Domon’s offer to bring them
further down the river. In the city they soon find that they’re not the only ones searching for Moiraine and the others… join us for the next chapter of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time: The Eye of the World!

WAREHOUSE 13 #3 (of 5)
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by MARQUE FRANKLIN-WILLIAMS, JOHN-PAUL NICKEL
Art by BEN MORSE
Covers by BEN MORSE (50%), PHOTO COVER (50%)
When a series of strange murders in Japan pings the Warehouse team’s radar, Pete, Myka and Claudia journey to the Land of the Rising Sun to investigate. What they discover is a masked assassin who’s using an artifact to cut a swath of terror through the Japanese criminal underworld. In order to snag, bag and tag this deadly weapon, our heroes will have to protect the head of the Yakuza from becoming the killer’s next victim. Little do they realize the assassin is closer than they think! Written by WAREHOUSE 13’s Marque Franklin-Williams & John-Paul Nickel.

THE LIVING CORPSE: EXHUMED #3 (of 6)
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Art and story by KEN HAESER & BUZ HASSON
Covers by KEN HAESER & BUZ HASSAN (50%), ANDREW MANGUM & JUAN FERNANDEZ (50%)
THE LIVING CORPSE has taken the newly born vampire, LILITH, under his wing in an effort to help her become a better monster. Their first stop… The Wretched, a monster bar that may hold the key to the Living Corpse’s search for the mysterious Project Lazarus and its dangerous leader, Agent Romero. Will the Living Corpse get the answers he is looking for? Or will the night end in a bloody barroom brawl? (The respective answers are “maybe” and “hell, yea!”)

Also, what the hell is the demon Asteroth really up to? And the return of a certain crispy mad scientist! Yep, we jam a whole lot of monsters and mayhem in one comic book!

PATRICIA BRIGGS’ ALPHA AND OMEGA:CRY WOLF #3
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by PATRICIA BRIGGS & DAVID LAWRENCE
Art by TODD HERMAN
Cover by JENNY FRISON
Charles and Anna face a grim choice as the killer werewolf strikes again. Stop the rogue, or silence an unlucky witness before he exposes them all! Can the wounded alpha wolf and his inexperienced mate solve the crime before they are forced to spill innocent blood?

Or do omega wolf Anna’s special powers offer a third choice…if she can
somehow master them in time?

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  1. Stan
    August 7, 2011 at 7:40 pm — Reply

    Did I miss the Lone Ranger Volume 4 Hardcover solicit in a previous month? Also, has Dynamite hinted at a Lone Ranger Definitive Edition Hardcover Volume 2?

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