CaptainAction5Modern100.jpgCaptAction5retro-100.jpgIt’s good to be thinking ahead, especially when it comes to the comics coming down the pipe.  Moonstone Books has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in May 2009.

Title: Captain Action #5
Story: Fabian Nicieza, Steven Grant
Art: Mark Sparacio
Colors: James Brown
Covers: Mark Sparacio (modern)
Paul Gulacy (Retro)
(available individually)
32pgs, color, $3.99

The final chapter in the opening gambit of the new Captain Action!
The first shot fired in the takeover of the United States happened not with a bang, but with a whisper.  Ride along with us as we discover who’s been infected with the Red Crawl, who hasn’t, and who’s who! And what or who is Dr. Evil? And what is the President going to do about ? This smash-mouth issue delivers! And next issue…MORE Captain Action than ever before!

Ltd Edition BOBBLE HEAD!

(limited to 500 pieces)
Show off your inner super spy, and get hip with this cool retro style bobble head!
Captain Action originally was an action figure from Ideal Toys in the late 1960’s.
His “thing” was that he could be disguised as anyone from Spiderman to Aquaman!
The original figures, outfits, and accessories go for crazy prices on Ebay, but
You can get this bobble head for tons less!
Bobble has tricorner-(just like Cap’s chest emblem)- painted base, and is packaged in a window box.  Standard 7” size.

RottenCover1Mock100.jpgTitle: ROTTEN #1
Story: Mark Rahner, Robertl Horton
Art: Dan Dougherty
56pgs, color, $5.99

New series debut!
A new twist on ZOMBIES with action, horror and the uncomfortably recognizable in the old West!
A stop-lossed Army vet. A president in office without the popular vote. A terror crisis gripping the nation.
Meet William Wade, newly minted – and seriously resentful – secret agent for President Rutherford B. Hayes. His mission with cerebral partner J.J. Flynn: travel the West and investigate outbreaks of the living dead — each one more horrifyingly advanced than the last.
1877 is turning out to be one rotten year.
“One of the strongest and strangest concepts I’ve ever heard, executed with horrific precision.”
Ed Brubaker

“It’s Deadwood by way of Stephen King.  It’s Undeadwood.  It’s witty, it’s disturbing, and it’s a must-read.” Mark Waid

PhantomGen3-100.jpgTitle: The Phantom Generations.
Issue number: Generation 3
Story: Mel Odom
Art: Michael Stribling
Cover: Doug Klauba
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!
Novelist Mel Odom (Buffy, Angel, etc) takes the third Phantom to the Caves of the Naga.
The Phantom, along with the Bandar warriors, execute a stealthy- down and dirty, “search, destroy, and rescue” mission right smack dab in the middle of a desperate sin city. Once you’re in, there is only one way out.

PhantomGhost3Collins100.jpgPhantomGhost3Trimpe100.jpgTHE PHANTOM: GHOST WHO WALKS #3
Story: Mike Bullock, David Michelinie
Art: Silvestre Szilagyi
Colors: Bob Pedroza
Cover A: Herb Trimpe- Terry Austin
Cover B: Mick Collins

32pgs, color, $3.99

Ripped from today’s headlines, the End War comes to a violent climax right here. Kazi’s found a way to kill The Man Who Cannot Die and with The Phantom out of commission, who will put an end to The Cleansing?
Bonus: The serialized Phantom prose back-ups continue this issue.

“[Moonstone] captures the adventure and fun that made the character a legend.” – The 4th Rail

”This book looks as good as anything coming out of the Big Two, and it reads better than most of it.” – Comixtreme

“The Phantom is worth the price of two comic books from DC or Marvel.” – Silver Bullet Comic Books

via Moonstone Books


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  1. Da Ninja Charro on

    I want to see a story dealing with a real African Phantom, I’m sure that this idead has been proposed before and that I am not the only one who wants it real. How about a story dealing with a Phantom ancstor that was biracial?

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