SNEAK PEEK: Dynamite Entertainment for October 17, 2012

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Dynamite Entertainment sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week. Take the jump for a look at After Earth, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #2, Thun’da #3, Prophecy #4, Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris #17, Green Hornet #29, Jennifer Blood #18, Witchblade: Demon Reborn #3, The Lone Ranger: Snake of Iron #3, and more!

AFTER EARTH ONE SHOT
32 pages FC • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by MICHAEL JAN FRIEDMAN, ROBERT GREENBERGER
Art by BEN LOBEL
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
The official prequel comic to the upcoming film, After Earth, starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith. Hundreds of years after humans fled Earth to escape its toxic atmosphere, the remaining survivors colonize a remote planet and begin to rebuild civilization — but the society they create suffers from deep divisions, with scientific innovators and spiritual leaders often at bitter odds. Even worse, humanity has come under assault by a mysterious alien species, and mankind must band together to protect their new homeworld. Written by Michael Jan Friedman and Robert Greenberger with artwork by Beni Lobel (G.I. Joe: Cobra, G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes).

PETER CANNON: THUNDERBOLT #2
32 pages FC • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by STEVE DARNALL & ALEX ROSS
Art by JONATHAN LAU
Covers by ALEX ROSS (25%), JAE LEE (25%), ARDIAN SYAF (25%), STEPHEN SEGOVIA (25%)
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In “The Grand Illusion,” Peter Cannon heads to Japan on business, reflecting on how his act of rage unleashed a dragon upon the world and led this very private hero to become a very public celebrity. When he arrives in Tokyo, his more immediate concerns include fighting off a mysterious band of assailants—and coming face-to-fact with the mysterious, murderous Master Tiger!

THUN’DA #3
40 pages FC • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by ROBERT PLACE NAPTON  
Art by CLIFF RICHARDS
Cover by JAE LEE
Danger is everywhere but Roger Drum finds some unexpected allies when he meets the beautiful Pha, and her people–an intelligent race that offers him a safe haven in exchange for his help against the Cliff People. Also reprints an original Thun’da story by Frank Frazetta!

PROPHECY #4
32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by RON MARZ  
Art by WALTER GEOVANI
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
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The end is nigh! The end of the world, that is, now that sorcerer Kulan Gath has summoned powerful Mayan avatars of destruction to reduce the planet to ashes. Earth’s only hope is a motley band of warriors, including Red Sonja, Vampirella, Dracula, Pantha, Herbert West the Reanimator and more, who must stand against Gath’s minions. It’s a contest of champions, with the  very survival of our world depending on the outcome. Writer Ron Marz and artist Walter Geovani continue Dynamite’s crossover to end all crossovers!

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #17
32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Mature
Written by ROBERT PLACE NAPTON  •  Art by DEBORA CARITA
Covers by PAUL RENAUD (50%), FABIANO NEVES (50%)
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Still separated from her people and home following her possession by the Boora Witch, Dejah stumbles upon alien scouts who are part of an advanced invasion force!  She is abducted and taken into space, where alone she must find a way to  stop the menace that threatens her beloved home world.

GREEN HORNET #29
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by JAI NITZ
Art by JETHRO MORALES
Covers by PHIL HESTER (50%), STEPHEN SADOWSKI (50%)
A new criminal mastermind to deal with, a city flooded with high-tech weapons, a new public perception to manage, and a love life that veers wildly from nonexistent to complicated as hell: Britt Reid is a man with his hands full. Part two of the ARMS RACE arc finds Green Hornet and Kato battling an all-out assault from an imported villain seeking to wipe out all competition and make Century City his own.

JENNIFER BLOOD #18
32 pages FC • $3.99  • Mature
Written by AL EWING
Art by EMAN CASALLOS
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
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All Jen Fellows wants to do is bury Jennifer Blood once and for all – and she’s not the only one. Our third arc ramps up to a shocking climax as Detective Pruitt makes her move, Jen makes another difficult decision, and several wrongs don’t make a right. You won’t believe where we go from here…

WITCHBLADE: DEMON REBORN #3 (of 4)
32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by ANDE PARKS  
Art by JOSE LUIS
Covers by DENNIS CALERO (main), JAE LEE (1:10)
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The Demon has been given a leave from hell. He’s been using his limited time on earth to create a bloody trap for Sara Pezzini. Now, as the Demon’s time runs out, the trap is sprung. Victims of the Witchblade’s justice, long since vanquished to hell, return, intent on destroying Sara and dragging her soul back to the pits with them. Sara and the Witchblade must fight for themselves, and for a purely innocent soul: Sara’s young daughter, Hope.

THE LONE RANGER: SNAKE OF IRON #3
32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by CHUCK DIXON  
Art by ESTEVE POLLS
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
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Retailer Incentive Tonto stands between a stranded trainload of innocents and a Kiowa war party bent on massacre. The Masked Man leads a cavalry unit through a blizzard to bring peace to the Nations with the help of the legendary Spirit Horse. Scout is alone in a hostile land! Blazing western suspense from action masters Chuck Dixon and Esteve Polls.

THE SHADOW: BLOOD & JUDGMENT TRADE PAPERBACK
128 pages FC • $19.99  • Mature  •  (C:0-1-2)
Story, art and cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Written and illustrated by legendary and award-winning comic book creator Howard Chaykin, The Shadow: Blood & Judgment is collected for the first time since 1991! Chaykin’s dynamic, visceral style added a new dimension to The Shadow of the 1980′s! The laugh had vanished…the mocking, sinister laugh that signaled doom for the petty souls whose wrongdoing stained the world. It was gone, lost in the night that echoed it. Now, one by one, his friends and operatives are being ruthlessly murdered. Someone is trying to draw him out. Thirty-five years later, it is time for him to return. The laugh is here again. The Shadow is back. God help the guilty.

via Dynamite Entertainment