Moonstone Books has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in July 2009.  What could be better than the Phantom or Captain Action?  ZOMBIES!

PGWWCover4.jpgThe Phantom Ghost Who Walks #4
Story: Mike Bullock, Art: Fernando Peniche
Colors: Bob Pedroza, Edits: David Michelinie
Cover: E. Matto,    32pgs, color, $3.99

“THE CHASE”: When you steal something from the jungle, you better be prepared to run, especially when The Man Who Cannot Die is on your trail! Follow Desmond as he tries to escape from someone he’s not even certain is real through the jungles of Northern Africa and into the dark recesses of his own imagination. Bonus: The serialized Phantom prose back-ups continue this issue.
(2 covers, E. Matto standard (75%), Noir B/w (25%))
“Thrilling and exciting”- Broken Frontier
” Bullock and Szilagyi continue to excel.” – CitC
“The Phantom is worth the price of two comic books from DC or Marvel.” – Comics Bulletin

Spider1Cover.jpgThe Spider #1
Story: CJ Henderson,  Art: J. Anthony Kosar
Cover: Gary Carbon
40pgs, b/w, $3.50

The first ever on-going Spider series!

The Spider: the most violent and ruthless of all crime fighters…more just than the law, more dangerous than the underworld…hated, feared, and wanted by both. A cloaked, fanged, borderline crazy denizen of the dark force-feeding hard justice with a pair of ‘45’s!  Senseless slaughter accompanies a new string of bold and audacious heists, and only the Spider can stop it…but at a price so steep, can even the Spider hope to pay it? A full length Spider comic novella thriller, PLUS a new Ghost Zero featurette!
***RETAILER INCENTIVE: for every 4 copies of the Spider #1 purchased, receive one free copy!


Cap3.5.jpgCaptain Action 3.5: Re-Action
Story: Steven Grant
Art: Mark Sparacio
Colors: James Brown
Cover: Mark Sparacio
16pgs, color, $1.99

Great jumping on point for new readers, as the book covers the whole first story arc!
Ok, we have all heard of variant covers, right? How about “variant interiors”?
That’s right, we have an ALL NEW version of issue #3…all new story and all new art!
It’s the story BETWEEN the story!
Plus we have the first story arc synopsis to get everyone caught up to speed, and some cool extra “Captain Action Files” pages!
(2 covers: Mark Sparacio color cover (75%), Noir b/w (25%))

***Retailer incentive: for every 5 copies of Captain Action 3.5 you buy, get one free!

PhanGen5SolicitFinal.jpgThe Phantom Generations #5
Story: Martin Gately
Art: Enrique Alcatena
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!

Join the 5th Phantom, his lady The Pirate Queen, and their ‘skeleton crew”, as they helm a ghost ship and battle broadsides with the evil (and aptly named) Captain Devil. Things go terribly wrong, which sends the Phantom on a chase across the Seven Seas , as well as to the heights of London’s high society and the slums of the East End!

Rotten3cover300.jpgRotten #3
Story: Mark Rahner, Robert Horton
Art: Dan Dougherty
32pgs, color, $3.99

Our new ZOMBIE  series continues!

Time and hope run out for injured Agent Wade as an embattled family prepares to feed him to a “sick” daughter. Agent Flynn zeroes in on the town as it erupts from the controversy surrounding the monstrous girl. Hair-raising suspense and queasy deja vu in the old West!

via Moonstone Books


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  1. Will this issue ship in July or will it have a July cover date and ship sooner? That stuff always gets me mixed-up.

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