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27: SECOND SET #2 (of 4)

27: SECOND SET #2 (of 4)


story CHARLES SOULE art RENZO PODESTA cover SCOTT FORBES OCTOBER 5 32 PAGES / FC / T+ GOLDEN AGE FORMAT $3.99 Garland has revealed to the world that he has a bizarre button implanted in his chest that gives him genius-level creative powers every time it is pushed. His fame has skyrocketed, but he’s already attracting unwanted attention: a 1980s one-hit wonder turned witch will do whatever she can to steal the button, even if it means cutting it right out of Garland’s chest! THE HIT SERIES RETURNS FOR AN ENCORE!



’68 ENCORE EDITION

’68 ENCORE EDITION


story MARK KIDWELL art NAT JONES / JAY FOTOS OCTOBER 5 32 PAGES / FC / M $3.99 On February 13, 1968, Lieutenant Tommy Blake led a five-man fire team into the deep jungles of Vietnam to investigate the sudden silence of a deep-cover listening post. What they found, far from the relative safety of tiny firebase Aries, hidden by the shadows of an enemy-infested rainforest and buried in the heart of a darkness known as “Indian Country” is a brutal story of violence and horror. The hungry dead have risen in the war torn hell of Vietnam and there are zombies in the razorwire… So save a bullet for yourself. Horror masters MARK KIDWELL, NAT JONES and JAY FOTOS are proud to present the deluxe, “re-mastered” version of their 2006 cult hit tale of military horror: ’68. Re-presented in a single-issue format matching the book’s original release, this powerful one-shot story meshes seamlessly with the continuity of the new, ongoing horror comic series and brings the “missing chapter” to a whole new generation of rabid readers.



ALL NIGHTER  #5  (of 5)

ALL NIGHTER #5 (of 5)


story DAVID HAHN art / cover DAVID HAHN OCTOBER 19 32 PAGES / BW / T $2.99 CONCLUSION! In this final issue, Kit and her friends set out on a cold winter road trip in an attempt to find the missing Martha. Kit's neighborhood is turned into a media carnival of exploitation in the wake of Martha's disappearance and thresholds are crossed that cannot be uncrossed.



ARTIFACTS, VOL. 3 TP

ARTIFACTS, VOL. 3 TP


story RON MARZ art JEREMY HAUN & DALE KEOWN cover DALE KEOWN OCTOBER 19 160 PAGES / FC / T+ STANDARD SIZE $19.99 THE EPIC CONCLUSION! Over a year in the making, the final act of Top Cow’s landmark ARTIFACTS is finally collected. The mysterious Survivor has been revealed and his plan exposed, but with the Artifact bearers evenly split is it possible for anyone to truly triumph? And what role will the deadly Thirteenth Bearer play in the final battle? RON MARZ (WITCHBLADE, MAGDALENA) and artists JEREMY HAUN (Detective Comics) and DALE KEOWN (THE DARKNESS/PITT) take the entire Top Cow Universe to the brink of destruction and beyond! Collects ARTIFACTS #9-13



ARTIFACTS ORIGINS ONE-SHOT

ARTIFACTS ORIGINS ONE-SHOT


story RON MARZ art & cover TOP COW’S FINEST OCTOBER 12 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $3.99 ORIGINS RETOLD! Thirteen ancient, mystical Artifacts have influenced the fate of mankind since the beginning of time. These same thirteen are prophesized to bring about the end of the Universe. In this special one-shot, Top Cow Universe architect RON MARZ (Artifacts, Magdalena) unveils the secrets of the Artifacts with an all-star lineup of artist including MARC SILVESTRI, DALE KEOWN, BART SEARS, MICHAEL GOLDEN, WHILCE PORTACIO, MICHAEL BROUSSARD, JEREMY HAUN, JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER and more!



AVENGELYNE #4

AVENGELYNE #4


story ROB LIEFELD & MARK POULTON art OWEN GIENI cover A ROB LIEFELD cover B OWEN GIENI OCTOBER 26 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $2.99 “THE HAND OF GOD,” Part One The Coven guest star! A newspaper headline sends Avengelyne and Passover to a sleepy little beach town in Southern California to investigate a demon sighting. Meanwhile, Father Peter welcomes Father Michael O’Bannon, who has left Boston for the New Church of the People. Unfortunately, he doesn’t leave behind his violent past as the bible thumping vigilante Priest makes his return! Plus, an “Extreme Origins” back-up written by MARK POULTON, with art by a guest artist!



BLOOD RED DRAGON #0

BLOOD RED DRAGON #0


story JON GOFF art CARLO SORIANO & CRIMELAB SYNDICATE cover CARLO SORIANO OCTOBER 5 24 PAGES / FC / T $3.99 Limited print run of 5000 copies   Legendary comic creators STAN LEE and TODD McFARLANE join international superstar YOSHIKI to bring the world an ALL-NEW HERO! Born of light. Powered by darkness.   Dark prophecies speak of a power beyond comprehension: a noble force that rests, buried in the creative heart of the human spirit.  It is said this power is all that stands between existence and the unmaking of all things. One man must unlock his destiny and be re-made – a warrior to defeat the coming of Oblivion. A hero will rise: The Blood Red Dragon reborn.   BLOOD RED DRAGON combines elements of sci-fi, anime and American superhero comics in a modern gothic adventure story that plays at salvation, while hinting at the end of the world. AND IT ALL STARTS HERE!



BLUE ESTATE #6

BLUE ESTATE #6


story VIKTOR KALVACHEV & ANDREW OSBORNE art VIKTOR KALVACHEV, TOBY CYPRESS, NATHAN FOX & ROBERT VALLEY cover VIKTOR KALVACHEV OCTOER 12 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99 "POINT OF NO RETURN" Worlds collide as dueling escape plans and murder plots converge in a house of cards that’s about to come tumbling down!  A desperate starlet, a greedy mobster, a hired killer and a delusional Dexter fan all stand on the brink...but who will pass the point of no return in part six of this fast, funny, 100% cool new series?



BOMB QUEEN VII: QUEEN’S WORLD #3 (of 4)

BOMB QUEEN VII: QUEEN’S WORLD #3 (of 4)


story / art / cover JIMMIE ROBINSON OCTOBER 26 32 PAGES / FC / M $3.50 The fanatical rise of the ShadowHawk cult is terrorizing the new era of global peace, now only the true hero behind the mask can save the world – but ShadowHawk’s support begins to fall when Bomb Queen launches her new social network: FaceCrook. GUILTY PLEASURES WERE NEVER THIS MUCH FUN!



‘BREED III #6 (of 6)

‘BREED III #6 (of 6)


story / art / cover JIM STARLIN OCTOBER 26 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99 "THE ALLIANCE!” Ray Stoner and his new-found allies defend Elsewhere against the invading demon hordes.  Who are 'Breed's mysterious new friends?  They're why we can't show you the cover of this issue.



BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER #8

BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER #8


story JOE CASEY art / cover MIKE HUDDLESTON OCTOBER 26 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99 Just when things couldn’t get any weirder… Just when the nightmare couldn’t get any darker… Just when it you thought it was safe to go back in the comic book store, it’s the newest issue of BUTCHER BAKER! This issue: The envelope is finally pushed to the breaking point! BUTCHER BAKER IS THE BOMB BETWEEN YOUR LEGS!



CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011

CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011


story MATT WAGNER, J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, KAZIM ALI, DARA NARAGHI, J.H. WILLIAMS III, MARK WAID, CARLA SPEED MCNEIL, AJ LIEBERMAN, MICHAEL BRAMLEY, STEVE NILES, BRANDON MONTCLARE, JUDD WINICK, RICHARD STARKINGS art MATT WAGNER, KEVIN SACCO, CRAIG THOMPSON, CHRIS MITTEN, J.H. WILLIAMS III, JEFF LEMIRE, CARLA SPEED MCNEIL, RILEY ROSSMO, FRANK QUITELY, SHANE DAVIS, FRED HEMBECK, MICHAEL MONTENAT & JACK PURCELL, JOËLLE JONES, GREG LAND, GREG HORN, THIAGO MICALOPULOS & RODNEY RAMOS, DUSTIN NGUYEN, DAVE COOPER, IVAN REIS, SHAKY KANE cover A JOHN CASSADAY OCTOBER 12 48 PAGES / FC / M $4.99 A COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND BENEFIT BOOK! Stand Up For Your Rights! Censorship is the ultimate form of bullying. Censors want to take away the power people have to think, speak, or create freely. In CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011, Legendary Editor BOB SCHRECK gathers an all-star line-up of comics creators to stand up to those censoring bullies with 48 powerful pages of ALL NEW story and art about standing up for your rights! All proceeds from this book benefit the important First Amendment work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who've been fighting censorship in comics for 25 years! This year's Liberty Annual includes incredible contributions, including all-new original stories by superstars J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, FRANK QUITELY, J.H. WILLIAMS III, STEVE NILES, JUDD WINICK, MARK WAID, and CARLA SPEED MCNEIL. Plus, new tales featuring GRENDEL by MATT WAGNER, COWBOY NINJA VIKING by AJ LIEBERMAN & RILEY ROSSMO, and ELEPHANTMEN by RICHARD STARKINGS & SHAKY KANE. Plus a massive, and first ever color story from indy comics master CRAIG THOMPSON! Even Marvel and DC have stepped up to show their support all-new pin-ups including BATMAN by DUSTIN NGUYEN, X-MEN by GREG LAND, GREEN LANTERN by IVAN REIS, and THE AVENGERS by GREG HORN! All proceeds from CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011 will benefit the important First Amendment legal work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians and readers.



CARBON GREY ORIGINS #1 (of 2)

CARBON GREY ORIGINS #1 (of 2)


story PAUL GARDNER, HOANG NGUYEN & KHARI EVANS art POP MHAN, KHARI EVANS, HOANG NGUYEN & KINSUN LOH cover KHARI EVANS & KINSUN LOH alternate cover HOANG NGUYEN   OCTOBER 26  32 PAGES / FC / M  $3.99   “ORIGIN,” Part one of two Creator HOANG NGUYEN presents an anthology of short stories set in the universe of the Carbon Grey. A boy becomes a god, two fictional characters come to life, a refugee becomes a queen and two sisters become killers. Legends, secret histories, and continuity errors – all will be revealed in CARBON GREY ORIGINS.



CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011

CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011


story MATT WAGNER, J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, KAZIM ALI, DARA NARAGHI, J.H. WILLIAMS III, MARK WAID, CARLA SPEED MCNEIL, AJ LIEBERMAN, MICHAEL BRAMLEY, STEVE NILES, BRANDON MONTCLARE, JUDD WINICK, RICHARD STARKINGS art MATT WAGNER, KEVIN SACCO, CRAIG THOMPSON, CHRIS MITTEN, J.H. WILLIAMS III, JEFF LEMIRE, CARLA SPEED MCNEIL, RILEY ROSSMO, FRANK QUITELY, SHANE DAVIS, FRED HEMBECK, MICHAEL MONTENAT & JACK PURCELL, JOËLLE JONES, GREG LAND, GREG HORN, THIAGO MICALOPULOS & RODNEY RAMOS, DUSTIN NGUYEN, DAVE COOPER, IVAN REIS, SHAKY KANE cover B MATT WAGNER OCTOBER 12 48 PAGES / FC / M $4.99 A COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND BENEFIT BOOK!



CHEW #23

CHEW #23


story JOHN LAYMAN art / covers ROB GUILLORY   OCTOBER 19 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99   “MAJOR LEAGUE CHEW,” Part Three Hey, remember that dead baseball player we put on the back cover of Issue #15? Tony learns his story this issue. And not voluntarily, either.



THE DARKNESS #96

THE DARKNESS #96


story PHIL HESTER art ROMANO MOLENAAR cover A JEREMY HAUN cover B SHELDON MITCHELL OCTOBER 19 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99 CELEBRATE THE FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY! Since The Darkness first debuted fifteen years ago, the Darkness itself and its headstrong bearer, Jackie Estacado, have often been at odds. Estacado is no saint, but the Darkness has crossed a line and to protect his family, Jackie will take the fight into the heart of the Darkness itself. Leading up to the landmark issue #100, long time writer PHIL HESTER (Wonder Woman, Green Hornet) is joined by artist ROMANO MOLENAAR (The Darkness II: Confession) for the stunning conclusion of his three year run! Featuring a variant cover by SHELDON MITCHELL!



THE DARKNESS #96

THE DARKNESS #96


story PHIL HESTER art ROMANO MOLENAAR cover A JEREMY HAUN cover B SHELDON MITCHELL OCTOBER 19 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99 CELEBRATE THE FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY! Since The Darkness first debuted fifteen years ago, the Darkness itself and its headstrong bearer, Jackie Estacado, have often been at odds. Estacado is no saint, but the Darkness has crossed a line and to protect his family, Jackie will take the fight into the heart of the Darkness itself. Leading up to the landmark issue #100, long time writer PHIL HESTER (Wonder Woman, Green Hornet) is joined by artist ROMANO MOLENAAR (The Darkness II: Confession) for the stunning conclusion of his three year run! Featuring a variant cover by SHELDON MITCHELL!



DOC BIZARRE, M.D. HC

DOC BIZARRE, M.D. HC


story JOE CASEY art / color ANDY SURIANO OCTOBER 19 72 PAGES/ FC / T+ STANDARD SIZE $12.99 From monsters crippled with pneumonia or demons suffering from incontinence, only one man claims to possess the skills and the training to cure what ails them… DOC BIZARRE, M.D.! He’ll make globe hopping house calls for sick creepers, medically challenged myths and ghouls at death’s door! It’s over-the-top, comedic horror from JOE CASEY and ANDY SURIANO! DON’T MISS THIS ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL – JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN!



ELEPHANTMEN #37

ELEPHANTMEN #37


story RICHARD STARKINGS art AXEL MEDLLIN cover  BOO COOK OCTOBER 19 40 PAGES / FC / M $3.99 “THE KILLING SEASON,” Part Two RAZORBACK! Old friend or new foe..?



FEEL BETTER NOW

FEEL BETTER NOW


A PLUS! Novella story / art JONATHAN HICKMAN cover JONATHAN HICKMAN OCTOBER 26 40 PAGES / FC / T+ $3.99 If you're a highly qualified psychologist in Los Angeles, the fake problem capital of the world, sometimes you get bored. And, sometimes, this means you screw with your patients.  For the first time in three years, JONATHAN HICKMAN is writing and drawing a creator-owned comic. Known for the boundary-pushing stories like THE NIGHTLY NEWS and PAX ROMANA, this one-and-done book is the first of three PLUS! stories, will not be collected for over a year, and is intended to have a shelf life of several months. 



EPOCH #3 (of 5)

EPOCH #3 (of 5)


story KEVIN McCARTHY art PAOLO PANTALENA cover PAOLO PANTALENA & BILL FARMER OCTOBER 12 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $3.99 TRAINING DAY! Detective Jonah Wright is in a quandary.  To solve his partner's murder, he must completely immerse himself into the world of the Supernatural and fight for the Angels in Epoch.  With precious little time and scant hopes to defeat formidable, mythical foes like Demons, Trolls, and Vampires, Jonah has the alluring Aliyah to train him. Sometimes the solution is worse than the problem...  



GLADSTONE’S SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS #6

GLADSTONE’S SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS #6


story MARK ANDREW SMITH art / cover ARMAND VILLAVERT   OCTOBER 5 32 PAGES / FC / E $2.99   All Hell breaks loose when the Gladstone’s Cadets take on their parents’ old superhero nemesis. But have they bitten off more than they can chew? Can they restore their parents’ villainous honor? It's an action-packed "don't miss" issue, with far reaching events that change the Gladstone’s universe forever.



GREEN WAKE #6

GREEN WAKE #6


story KURTIS J. WIEBE art / cover RILEY ROSSMO OCTOBER 26 32 PAGES / FC / M $3.50 “LOST CHILDREN” The next chapter of the critically acclaimed saga returns and the face of Green Wake has been forever changed. A new threat to the once-quiet shores surfaces when rowboats wash ashore with nothing but fresh blood as a passenger and a new arrival begins a campaign to unite Green Wake’s inhabitants with unknown purpose. A brand new story arc begins…perfect jumping on point!



HACK/SLASH #9

HACK/SLASH #9


story TIM SEELEY art DANIEL LEISTER cover A DANIEL LEISTER & RACHELLE ROSENBERG cover B  KRISTIN ALLEN OCTOBER 12 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $3.50 “INTERDIMENSIONAL WOMEN'S PRISON BREAKOUT,” Part One A portal has opened in NYC, letting out womanhood's worst! DR. WEIR! APRIL FOOL! And BOMB QUEEN! With Vlad too sick to move, Cassie will have to call SAMHAIN for back up! But who's a bigger threat to the world? The ladies or Sam?



HACK/SLASH #9

HACK/SLASH #9


story TIM SEELEY art DANIEL LEISTER cover A DANIEL LEISTER & RACHELLE ROSENBERG cover B KRISTIN ALLEN OCTOBER 12 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $3.50 “INTERDIMENSIONAL WOMEN'S PRISON BREAKOUT,” Part One A portal has opened in NYC, letting out womanhood's worst! DR. WEIR! APRIL FOOL! And BOMB QUEEN! With Vlad too sick to move, Cassie will have to call SAMHAIN for back up! But who's a bigger threat to the world? The ladies or Sam?



HAUNT #20

HAUNT #20


story JOE CASEY art / cover NATHAN FOX   OCTOBER 19 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $2.99 The past has caught up with Daniel Kilgore... and the ghost of his brother is sitting this one out!  Held captive in the hellhole of the Radical City of the Second Church, it will take a mysterious stranger to rescue Daniel... not only from his captors, but also from his own nightmares!



THE INFINITE HORIZON #5 (of 6) (RES)

THE INFINITE HORIZON #5 (of 6) (RES)


story GERRY DUGGAN art & cover  PHIL NOTO OCTOBER 26 32 PAGES / FC / T- TEEN $2.99 FINALLY – THE COMPLETED SERIES IS RESOLICITED! The Captain must avoid the siren song of a post-apocalyptic cult if he is to return safely to America.



THE INFINITE #3

THE INFINITE #3


story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover ROB LIEFELD OCTOBER 5 32 PAGES / FC / T $2.99 Something is wrong. Bowen has traveled to the present to attack The Infinite at a time when no one is even aware of their steps toward world domination – but something is not right, they’re too organized, too prepared... How could he have underestimated them so much?



THE LAST OF THE GREATS #1

THE LAST OF THE GREATS #1


story JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV art & cover A BRENT PEEPLES cover B PHIL HESTER OCTOBER 5 32 PAGES / NO ADS FC / T+ $3.99 “THE DEAL,” Part One There were seven, possessing the power of gods, and representing all that could be right with the world. But now... he is the Last. As humanity stands on the brink of annihilation, he is our only hope. And he hates us for what we've done. From the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated writer of ECHOES, Tumor and Elk’s Run comes a dynamic new take on how far mankind will stoop to survive.



INVINCIBLE #87

INVINCIBLE #87


story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CORY WALKER OCTOBER 19 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $2.99 RYAN OTTLEY RETURNS TO INVINCIBLE! It came from outer space--and Invincible was completely unprepared. Get ready for another classic beat down in the grand Invincible fashion--but what does this have to do with The Viltrumites?



THE LAST OF THE GREATS #1

THE LAST OF THE GREATS #1


story JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV art & cover A  BRENT PEEPLES cover B PHIL HESTER OCTOBER 5  32 PAGES / NO ADS FC / T+ $3.99 “THE DEAL,” Part One There were seven, possessing the power of gods, and representing all that could be right with the world. But now... he is the Last.  As humanity stands on the brink of annihilation, he is our only hope.  And he hates us for what we've done. From the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated writer of ECHOES, Tumor and Elk’s Run comes a dynamic new take on how far mankind will stoop to survive.



LAST MORTAL HC

LAST MORTAL HC


story JOHN MAHONEY & FILIP SABLIK art & cover THOMAS NACHLIK OCTOBER 26 160 PAGES / B&W / M DIGEST SIZE $19.99 REVENGE NEVER DIES! Alec King is a small time thief & con man who has always run away from responsibility. When he and his partner get in over their heads after being blackmailed into becoming hitmen and his partner is killed in the process, Alec tries to escape one last time. Alec attempts to take his own life, only to discover he cannot die. What would you do if you had nowhere left to run? Collecting the hard-hitting noir tale of revenge from Minotaur Press, this hard cover not only offers the complete series, but a wealth of behind-the-scenes bonus material including a complete cover gallery, character designs, and a look at the development of Last Mortal. Collects LAST MORTAL #1-4.



THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY #8

THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY #8


story S. STEVEN STRUBLE art SINA GRACE cover JAMIE McKELVIE OCTOBER 19 32 PAGES / FC / T $2.99 “IN A WORLD OF GHOSTS” The Li'l Depressed Boy has weathered many storms while on the road with Drew Blood, and returns home only to find Jazz waiting on his front stoop.  How will LDB react to the return of the girl who broke his heart?  Also: why is the lock on his door broken?  Featuring a cover by the impossibly dreamy PHONOGRAM artist JAMIE MCKELVIE.



MAGDALENA #10

MAGDALENA #10


story RON MARZ art NELSON BLAKE II, DAVID MARQUEZ, SAL REGLA & DAVE McCAIG cover NELSON BLAKE II, SAL REGLA & DAVE McCAIG OCTOBER 12 32 PAGES / FC / T $3.99 BACK MONTHLY! Patience and Kristof’s quest to recover a piece of the One True Cross takes a deadly turn in Mexico. Will Patience be able to recover the familial relic or will this mission make her just another statistic in a long line of Magdalenas? Another issue of world-spanning, high octane adventure from the fan favorite team of RON MARZ (ARTIFACTS, WITCHBLADE), NELSON BLAKE II (PILOT SEASON: MURDERER) and DAVID MARQUEZ (Secret Warriors, Days Missing)!



THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #1 (of 6)

THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #1 (of 6)


story JUSTIN JORDAN art & cover TRADD MOORE   OCTOBER 5 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99 Luther Strode is just your average nerd until he sends away for a bodybuilding course from an old comic book, one that works a whole lot better than he ever imagined. His newfound strength and strange talents make school a lot easier, but they’ve also caused some very, very bad people to take a very, very keen interest in him. Things will never be the same for Luther Strode…if he survives.



MARKSMEN #4 (of 6)

MARKSMEN #4 (of 6)


script DAVID BAXTER art JAVIER ARANDA, GARRY LEACH & JESSICA KHOLINNE cover TOMM COKER   OCTOBER 19 32 PAGES / FC / T $2.99   Drake, Hercules and Athena set out to free Heston, but there are times when great sacrifices must be made, and as war wages mercilessly desperate acts bring dire consequences for the Marksmen.



MICE TEMPLAR, VOL. 3 HC

MICE TEMPLAR, VOL. 3 HC


story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING art MICHAEL AVON OEMING & VICTOR SANTOS cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING OCTOBER 12 250 PAGES / FC / T $29.99 “A MIDWINTER NIGHT'S DREAM” Karic was the prophesied "Chosen One," yet now all the Dark Lands will suffer for his audacious actions against King Icarus and the snake god of the druids. Winter has come to the Shadow Time. The Druid High Priest claims the vacant throne and unleashes a wave of tyranny. Civil war looms between rats and weasels. The legend of "Karic Lives" sparks open rebellion. While the hero Karic lies in a feverish coma, unable to wake: yet his dreams are a portal to the Outer Darkness, where the accursed evil of Donas the Nathair lays claim to Karic's very soul. The two-time Harvey Award-winning series continues, from the acclaimed writer of THOR: FIRST THUNDER and the co-creator of POWERS and TAKIO!



MORIARTY #5

MORIARTY #5


story DANIEL COREY art / cover ANTHONY DIECIDUE OCTOBER 5 32 PAGES / FC / T $2.99 “THE LAZARUS TREE,” Part One In the wake of The Dark Chamber, Professor Moriarty finds himself afflicted with unsettling visions. He sets sail for Burma in search of an old ally, but finds himself caught up in a city on the brink of revolt, a troublesome Imperial Policeman, and a secret that holds the key to his destiny.



MORNING GLORIES #14

MORNING GLORIES #14


story NICK SPENCER art JOE EISMA cover RODIN ESQUEJO OCTOBER 12 32 PGS / FC / M $2.99 RUN!!! Nominated for four Eisner Awards!



MYSTERIOUS WAYS #4 (of 6)

MYSTERIOUS WAYS #4 (of 6)


story JASON RUBIN art / cover TYLER KIRKHAM OCTOBER 5 32 PAGES / FC / M $3.99 THIS KILLER JUST SAVED YOUR LIFE… The Truth shall set you free and in this issue, the truth of Sam’s life and deeds will be revealed to him. Video game industry titan JASON RUBIN (THE IRON SAINT, Crash Bandicoot) teams with TYLER KIRKHAM (Green Lantern Corps) to bring a dark, action-packed supernatural thriller that will have you questioning everything you believe. 



NEAR DEATH #2

NEAR DEATH #2


story  JAY FAERBER art SIMONE GUGLIELMINI cover  TOMM COKER OCTOBER 19 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $2.99 A convicted sex offender is targeted for death after getting released from prison. Can Markham protect the man? Should he? A new ongoing crime series for fans of Criminal and the novels of Lee Child and Robert Crais.



NIGHTMARE WORLD, VOL. 3: DEMON DAYS TP

NIGHTMARE WORLD, VOL. 3: DEMON DAYS TP


story DIRK MANNING art VARIOUS cover KRISTEN PERRY OCTOBER 5 128 PAGES / FC / T+ $16.99 The Armageddon is over and The Devil has won. In this latest collection of stories culled from the hit Shadowline Web comic series, learn how the previous NIGHTMARE WORLD tales of Irish fairy-folk, vengeful zombie killers, alien ultra-heroes, Cthulhu and more combine with these 13 new tales of terror to reveal Lucifer’s sinister plan to control Creation, revealing the haunted underbelly of a monstrous world all too similar to our own in the chilling tradition of “Tales from the Crypt” and “The Twilight Zone.” Includes an introduction by GARY (Deadworld) REED, re-mastered art, a bonus prose story and more!



PIGS #2

PIGS #2


story NATE COSBY & BEN McCOOL art BRENO TEMURA cover FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA OCTOBER 12 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99 “WAYWARD SON” Who is the White Russian? Why do the Pigs need him? And how deep does loyalty go when the ones you love are terrorists? Witness the ongoing saga of a second generation KGB Cuban sleeper cell by NATE COSBY (Jim Henson’s Storyteller), BEN McCOOL (MEMOIR, CHOKER) & BRENO TEMURA.



PILOT SEASON: THE BEAUTY #1

PILOT SEASON: THE BEAUTY #1


story JEREMY HAUN & JASON HURLEY art & cover JEREMY HAUN OCTOBER 19 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $3.99 PILOT SEASON RETURNS! TAKE CONTROL! Modern society is obsessed with outward beauty. What if there was a way to guarantee you could be come more and more beautiful every day? What if it was contagious? In the world of The Beauty, physical perfection is attainable and while the mass majority of the population has taken advantage of it, Detectives Foster and Vaughn will soon discover it comes with a terrible price. Writer/artist JEREMY HAUN (Detective Comics, ARTIFACTS) and co-writer JASON HURLEY offer up a startling reflection on the cost of looking good in this procedural science fiction tale.



PILOT SEASON: FLESHDIGGER #1

PILOT SEASON: FLESHDIGGER #1


story SHANNON ERIC DENTON & BRAD KEENE art ALEX SANCHEZ cover BERNIE WRIGHTSON OCTOBER 26 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $3.99 PILOT SEASON RETURNS! TAKE CONTROL! A random act of kindness can be damning. When a man witnessed the ruthless beating of an innocent woman, he rushed to help her and was brutally murdered for his trouble. Now driven by revenge, sorrow, and guilt, the woman enacts arcane forces to resurrect him. From out of the earth he'll rise, a twisted, worm-riddled monstrosity forced to carry out vengeance to maintain whatever life he has left, all while confronting the unimaginable truth of his new, hideous existence.  Is he forever damned to be a rotting monster driven by an insatiable bloodlust...or is it possible to shed the curse and return to normal?  The torment belongs to the living nightmare they'll call Fleshdigger.  God help anyone who gets in his way! From Harvey Award nominee SHANNON ERIC DENTON (GRAVESLINGER, Common Foe) and screenwriter BRAD KEENE (The Grudge 3) and artist ALEX SANCHEZ (Fathom: Blue Descent) comes a tale of supernatural horror!



PILOT SEASON: CITY OF REFUGE #1

PILOT SEASON: CITY OF REFUGE #1


story MORGAN DAVIS FOEHL art & cover DENNIS CALERO OCTOBER 12 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $3.99 PILOT SEASON RETURNS! TAKE CONTROL! Over a decade after Terminal, the residents of San Francisco live a peaceful and prosperous existence thanks to the Program. Every resident of the city is hand-selected and implanted with the chip Secura, which removes the human capacity for violence to maintain the greater good. Only the city's security forces are allowed a brief reprieve from Secura through use of the drug Freestone in order to do their jobs. Now, rumors of Freestone getting out into the open market threaten to upset the delicate balance keeping humanity from extinction. Screenwriter MORGAN DAVIS FOEHL and artist DENNIS CALERO (X-Men: Noir) deliver a twist on the classic dystopian future in CITY OF REFUGE!



PILOT SEASON: TEST #1

PILOT SEASON: TEST #1


story JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV art RAHSAN EKEDAL cover BAGUS HUTOMO of IFS OCTOBER 5 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $3.99 PILOT SEASON RETURNS! TAKE CONTROL! The Harvey nominated creative team of ECHOES, JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (I…Vampire) and RAHSAN EKEDAL (Solomon Kane) reunite to kick off 2011’s PILOT SEASON competition with TEST. A group of ten strangers wake up in a mysterious town with no memory of who they are and how they got there. They are the lone survivors of an apocalyptic event, chosen to repopulate the Earth. But what is the true nature of their fate? TEST offers a fresh take on survivalist horror and psychological thriller in the way only FIALKOV and EKEDAL can!



THE RED WING #4 (of 4)

THE RED WING #4 (of 4)


A PLUS! Project story JONATHAN HICKMAN art / cover NICK PITARRA & RACHELLE ROSENBERG  OCTOBER 19 32 PAGES / FC / T $3.50 “THERE'S NEVER TOO MUCH TIME” Don't miss the fantastic conclusion to this time-bending epic by JONATHAN HICKMAN and NICK PITARRA. Discover who won the past! Find out who wins the future! Rewrite EVERYTHING!



REED GUNTHER #5

REED GUNTHER #5


story SHANE HOUGHTON art / cover CHRIS HOUGHTON OCTOBER 5 32 PAGES / FC / E $2.99 "REED GUNTHER AND THE FREAK SHOW SHOWDOWN!" In the thrilling conclusion to the first story arc, Reed must find a secluded spot in New York City to hide the powerful monster-generating Idol! But where can he hide such a dangerous item in one of the most crowded (and now monster-infested) cities on the planet?



SAMURAI’S BLOOD #5 (of 6)

SAMURAI’S BLOOD #5 (of 6)


story OWEN WISEMAN art NAM KIM, MATTHEW DALTON & SAKTI YUMONO cover JO CHEN OCTOBER 12 32 PAGES / FC / T $2.99 The tides of fate have brought a great asset to our three young companions for the Edo Ghost has returned to haunt Gakushi's reign. But destiny may have different plans for Katashi....



SCIENCE DOG OVERSIZED HC

SCIENCE DOG OVERSIZED HC


story ROBERT KIRKMAN art CORY WALKER cover CORY WALKER & CHRIS CHUCKRY OCTOBER 19 64 PAGES / FC / T $19.99 From the pages of Invincible comes a Science Dog odyssey no fan should miss! Spanning time and space, watch Science Dog fight fire with fire, evil with science!



SAVAGE DRAGON #177

SAVAGE DRAGON #177


story / art / cover ERIK LARSEN OCTOBER 26 32 PAGES / FC / T $3.50 OSAMA BIN LADEN IS BACK AND HE’S OUT TO DESTROY AMERICA! America's most wanted terrorist mastermind is back! Only this time he's a giant mutated killer hellbent on destroying the land of the free! Malcolm Dragon and Battle Girl are in for the greatest fight of their lives but what chance does a couple of high school students have against America's public enemy #1? Meanwhile, an alien invasion mounts and Savage Dragon is a million lightyears from home!



SCREAMLAND #5

SCREAMLAND #5


story HAROLD SIPE & CHRISTOPHER SEBELA art LEE LESLIE cover HECTOR CASANOVA OCTOBER 5 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $2.99 “DEATH OF THE PARTY,” Part Five Time is running out to find Invisible Man’s murderer and there’s just one name left on the list of suspects: Robrain. Hitting the road to track him down, Carl and Travis will wade into an ocean of secrets, including one so huge it threatens to break up their bromance for good.



SEVERED #3 (of 7)

SEVERED #3 (of 7)


story SCOTT SNYDER & SCOTT TUFT art / cover ATTILA FUTAKI OCTOBER 5 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99 “IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE” Things heat up as our cannibalistic salesman meets the kids and invites them over for dinner. SCOTT SNYDER (American Vampire, Batman, Swamp Thing), SCOTT TUFT and ATTILA FUTAKI (Percy Jackson) are back with 2011’s most terrifying horror series. SEVERED.



SHINKU #5

SHINKU #5


story RON MARZ art / cover LEE MODER, MATTHEW WAITE & MICHAEL ATIYEH OCTOBER 19 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99 “THRONE OF BLOOD,” Part Five Shinku holds the key to wiping out her vampire enemies, but will she be able to unleash it in time? And even if she does... can she survive it herself? The first story arc of the selllout monthly series ends not with a bang, but with a blood-red splatter!



SKULLKICKERS #12

SKULLKICKERS #12


story  JIM DEMONAKOS, KYLE STEVENS, HOWARD TAYLER, ZACH WEINER & JIM ZUB art  JOEL CARROLL, MIKE LUCKAS, BEN MCSWEENEY & JOE NG cover  SAEJIN OH OCTOBER 26 32 PAGES / FC / T $2.99 "FOUR MORE TAVERN TALES" The Skullkickers tip back a few more pints and you're all invited along to the pub to toast their glory! This issue is another righteous Skullkicking short story cavalcade by killer comic talent JOEL CARROLL (Flight), MIKE LUCKAS, BEN MCSWEENEY (Joe is Japanese), JOE NG (Street Fighter IV), HOWARD TAYLER (Schlock Mercenary), ZACH WEINER (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) JIM DEMONAKOS & KYLE STEVENS (Kirby Krackle) and JIM ZUB (that SKULLKICKERS comic thing).



SPAWN #212

SPAWN #212


story WILL CARLTON art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI OCTOBER 5 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $2.99   “VIOLATION OF TRUST," Part Two SPAWN vs. VIOLATOR. The truth's revealed here will either set Jim and the Clown as enemies for all-time, or cement their bond. Either way, this is the end of the beginning.



TEEN WOLF: BITE ME #2 (of 3)

TEEN WOLF: BITE ME #2 (of 3)


story DAVID TISCHMAN art STEPHEN MOONEY cover JOE CORRONEY OCTOBER 19 32 PAGES / FC / T $3.99 VIRUS! Scott is on the run as he tries to deal with life as a full-time Werewolf. His Mom, school, Allison, the team--the excuses are piling up and everyone wants to know what's wrong. Adding to the drama, Scott's arch-rival Jackson is using Scott's disappearance to try and poison Allison against him. It's up to Stiles to discover the truth: a bio-engineered virus is causing Scott's condition. But who's behind the attack? And is there an antidote? Derek Hale may have the answer. The comic book based on MTV's new hit series continues, and tonight's a full moon.



THE VAULT #3 (of 3)

THE VAULT #3 (of 3)


story SAM SARKAR art  GARRIE GASTONNY color SAKTI YUWONO cover GARRIE GASTONNY & BAGUS HUTOMO   OCTOBER 26 32 PAGES / FC / T $3.50   MINISERIES CONCLUSION! After a confrontation with the Angel of Death that has destroyed their robot and killed one crew member, the team makes it back on board The Revelation believing the creature is dead.  They're wrong.  Very wrong.



VESCELL #3

VESCELL #3


story ENRIQUE CARRION art / cover JOHN UPCHURCH OCTOBER 26 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99 “BONE HUNT”  Lt.Vega is racing against the clock to find a dealer in ancient saint bones that can be used to create S.M.D. (Sorcery of Mass Destruction) Spells. Also a glimpse into Betadov's plans for Mauricio. The Sci-fi Noir Saga continues!



THE WALKING DEAD #90

THE WALKING DEAD #90


story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN OCTOBER 12 32 PAGES / BW / M $2.99 Glenn will soon regret his decision.



THE WALKING DEAD LUNCHBOX

THE WALKING DEAD LUNCHBOX


art CHARLIE ADLARD OCTOBER 12 $14.99 FEAST ON THIS! This is the ultimate gift for any fan of ROBERT KIRKMAN's THE WALKING DEAD – a lunchbox featuring artwork by series artist CHARLIE ADLARD! Don’t be the last survivor to roam without one!



THE WALKING DEAD “RICK AND ZOMBIES” T-SHIRT

THE WALKING DEAD “RICK AND ZOMBIES” T-SHIRT


art CHARLIE ADLARD OCTOBER 12 S-XL $24.99 XXL $27.99 Just in time for the second season! An all new t-shirt featuring Sheriff Rick Grimes from ROBERT KIRKMAN's THE WALKING DEAD! Showcasing artwork by CHARLIE ADLARD, and showcasing the most haunting walkers to date, this shirt is to die for.



THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TP

THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TP


story TIM DANIEL & ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN OCTOBER 19 112 PAGES / FC / M $14.99 Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the cast of The Walking Dead. The Survivor’s Guide is a handy checklist of all the characters who have appeared in the series thus far, alive or dead. This series is a can’t-miss supplement to the hit comic book series that is now a hit TV series on AMC!



THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #40

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #40


story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN OCTOBER 5 32 PAGES / BW / M $2.99 The BEGINNING is near…



THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #41

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #41


story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN OCTOBER 12 32 PAGES / BW / M $2.99 Death surrounds them.



THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #42

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #42


story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN OCTOBER 19 32 PAGES / BW / M $2.99 The time has come.



THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #43

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #43


story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN OCTOBER 26 32 PAGES / BW / M $2.99 Living safely among the dead for so long can make you let your guard down. You forget how dangerous they truly are. Mistakes are made... lives are lost.



THE WALKING DEAD BOOK 7 HC

THE WALKING DEAD BOOK 7 HC


story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD OCTOBER 5 304 PAGES / BW / M $34.99 Rick and his group learn the dangers of living behind the safety of the Community walls, and much worse: what happens when those walls give way to those outside. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #73-84



WHO IS JAKE ELLIS?, VOL. 1, TP

WHO IS JAKE ELLIS?, VOL. 1, TP


story NATHAN EDMONDSON art & cover TONCI ZONJIC OCTOBER 12 136 PAGES / FC / T+ $16.99 The multiple-sellout miniseries Newsarama calls "a modern noir package that is not to be missed" and MTV "couldn't put down." Jon Moore is a mercenary spy on the run, protected only by Jake Ellis, a man invisible to everyone except Jon. Collects WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? 1-5



WITCHBLADE #151

WITCHBLADE #151


story TIM SEELEY art DIEGO BERNARD cover A JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER cover B DENNIS CALERO OCTOBER 26 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $2.99 DAWN OF A NEW ERA! The new creative team of TIM SEELEY (HACK/SLASH) and DIEGO BERNARD (The Man With No Name) bring excitement and big changes to Sara Pezzini’s world with this debut jump-on issue! Forever altered by the events of ARTIFACTS, Sara finds herself in a completely foreign situation and surroundings. The mystery of how and why will compel readers for the coming year and beyond! Featuring two covers by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (ARTIFACTS) and DENNIS CALERO (X-Men: Noir)! Plus: WITCHBLADE #151 – Foil Stamped and Signed Collector’s Edition - $14.99



WITCHBLADE #151

WITCHBLADE #151


story TIM SEELEY art DIEGO BERNARD cover A JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER cover B DENNIS CALERO OCTOBER 26 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $2.99 DAWN OF A NEW ERA! The new creative team of TIM SEELEY (HACK/SLASH) and DIEGO BERNARD (The Man With No Name) bring excitement and big changes to Sara Pezzini’s world with this debut jump-on issue! Forever altered by the events of ARTIFACTS, Sara finds herself in a completely foreign situation and surroundings. The mystery of how and why will compel readers for the coming year and beyond! Featuring two covers by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (ARTIFACTS) and DENNIS CALERO (X-Men: Noir)! Plus: WITCHBLADE #151 – Foil Stamped and Signed Collector’s Edition - $14.99



XENOHOLICS #1

XENOHOLICS #1


story JOSHUA WILLIAMSON art SETH DAMOOSE cover DAN DUNCAN   OCTOBER 19 32 PAGES / FC/ M $3.50   Are you addicted to aliens? Late night Encounters? Abductions? Probes? The XenoHolics are here to help!   Because everyone thinks they’re a bunch of nutcases, a support group that claims aliens abducted them try to prove that aliens are real. But that’s much easier said than done and they find themselves caught up in not just ONE government conspiracy, but TWO. Oh, yeah and along the way they learn who is lying about being abducted… and who is telling the truth.   Presenting a twisted new series about aliens and the crazy people who believe in them, by creators JOSHUA WILLIAMSON (Superman/Batman, DEAR DRACULA), and SETH DAMOOSE (I HATE GALLANT GIRL) with covers by DAN DUNCAN (TMNT)



THE INFINITE #3 DELUXE EDITION

THE INFINITE #3 DELUXE EDITION


story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover ROB LIEFELD OCTOBER 5 48 PAGES / FC / T $5.99 This Deluxe Edition of THE INFINITE #3 comes loaded with mountains of behind the scenes sketches and illustrations by ROB LIEFELD and piles of notes and script pages by ROBERT KIRKMAN. Much like your favorite extras-filled DVDs, this version will give you a glimpse behind the curtain to see all the usually unseen work that goes into the creation of a comic book.