Friday, January 25, 2008


This spring Oni Press is picking up the sword and shield and heading out for adventure with NORTH WORLD, BOOK 1: THE EPIC OF CONRAD, a new original graphic novel series from cartoonist and webcomicker Lars Brown! Part LORD OF THE RINGS and part GROSS POINTE BLANK, NORTH WORLD is a fantasy epic that has already enjoyed critical success as a webcomic ( and now joins such Internet stalwarts as MEGATOKYO, PVP, PENNY ARCADE, and PERRY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP in moving to print with an already established audience in tow.

“NORTH WORLD is one of those books that just felt right for us,” said editor James Lucas Jones. “Lars' sensibilities, both in terms of artistic style and storytelling, fit in line wonderfully with our own and while he's tackling a genre that people don't immediately associate with Oni Press, he's exploring it in a way that is right up our alley.”

North World really isn't that different from our own... the biggest difference is the presence of mythical monsters, talking bears, arcane arts, and, of course, the heroes who stand ready to defend the innocent and helpless from these extraordinary threats! Conrad is one such hero and he's about to experience something scarier than any of the mighty beasts he's faced down — his ex-girlfriend's wedding!

NORTH WORLD adds to the impressive catalog of OniGNs—original graphic novels from veteran comic publisher Oni Press that explore a variety of themes and genres. It joins books from critically acclaimed creators like Bryan Lee O’Malley, Vasilis Lolos, Ande Parks , and Rick Spears & Chuck BB.

“With an already-established fan-base from his NORTH WORLD webcomic and a unique take on the 'swords & sorcery' genre,” added Jones, “We're confident that NORTH WORLD will appeal to both mainstream comic fans as well as the more casual sequential art readers looking for something both fun and different.”

NORTH WORLD, BOOK 1: THE EPIC OF CONRAD is a 152 page black-and-white graphic novel for $11.95. The digest-sized volume that's rated “T for Teen”. It ships to comic book stores this March.
I’m very pleased to announce that graphic novel publisher Ait/Planet Lar will be releasing a collected edition of my HOLMES series in March of this year. I’ve retouched dozens of pages and redrawn pieces I wasn’t satisfied with making this the definitive HOLMES edition.

HOLMES is featured in this months Previews catalog as a Spotlight item, a Staff Pick and an ad next to the Ait/Planet Lar listings. Also, Newsarama has posted a Q&A with me here: Thank you Larry and Mimi for getting HOLMES such great coverage! Here is the listing copy:

Omaha Perez' vicious skewering of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic literary creations is finally collected! This version of the Sherlock Holmes mythos expands on Dr. Watson's revelation that Holmes was a narcotics addict. The World's Greatest Detective is a maniac completely out of his head on drugs at all times and DR. Watson, his own personal 'Dr. Feelgood,' isn't much better off! Appearance meets reality as the duo must cope with their handicaps while recovering composer Joseph Haydn's missing skull. SC, 6x9, 104pgs, B&W $12.95 Diamond Code: JAN083322

I’ve posted the brand new scratchboard cover and the above information at my blog: Keep checking there for future updates. Please contact me directly if you are interested in covering HOLMES in some way.

Thanks for your time.


Omaha Perez
2008 Harvey Award Nomination Ballots Online Now!

BALTIMORE, MD (Jan 24, 2008) -- The Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con are proud to present the official Nomination Ballot for this year's Harvey Awards . Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry's most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. Ballots are due for submission by March 21st.

The Harvey Awards will be presented on September 27th, 2008 in Baltimore as part of the Baltimore Comic-Con. The Master of Ceremonies for the awards dinner and presentation will once again be the wonderful and hilarious Kyle Baker.

Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators - those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. The Harvey Awards are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.

Professionals who participate will be joining approximately 2,000 peers in honoring the outstanding achievements in comics for 2007. Your participation in completing this Nominating Ballot will allow the Harvey Awards Committee to place before you a Final Ballot in April - one which reflects your candidates for the most outstanding comics work of 2007.

As in 2007, attendees of the 2008 Harvey Awards Ceremonies will receive a Hollywood style swag bag. Last years bag included The EC Archives: Two-Fisted Tales Volume 1, a complete base set of the soon to be released Jericho Season One trading cards from Inkworks, an exclusive pin from AdHouse Books, a Comic-Con exclusive edition of 30 Days of Night: Red Snow #1 from IDW Publishing, a Toon Tumbler from Popfun Merchandising, and an exclusive Harvey Awards keychain from LaserMach.

We look forward to your participation and input in this process, and we look forward to seeing you at the Baltimore Comic-Con and the Harvey Awards.

This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 27-28, 2008. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the 2007 Harvey Awards will be held Saturday evening, September 27. Additional details about the Harvey Awards and the awards ceremony will be released over the next few months.

For more information about The Harvey Awards, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact baltimorecomiccon@

For additional information on the show, visit www.comicon. com/baltimore or the show¢s MySpace page at www.myspace. com/baltimorecom ics.
WALKING DEAD #50's superhero cover now available as 1-in-25!

24 January, 2008 (Berkeley, CA) - In celebration of THE WALKING DEAD #50, Image Comics announced a limited 1-in-100 superhero variant cover
featuring the art of SAVAGE DRAGON's Erik Larsen and INVINCIBLE's Ryan Ottley, but due to the unprecedented level of demand and retailer
suggestions the cover will now be 1-in-25.

"My original intention was to make this a super-rare, limited thing, since the cover itself is so misleading as to what the book actually is. I didn't want people to be confused and think
I'd changed the book drastically. Although, based off feedback I've decided to make it much more accessible," said Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman. "I hope those readers and retailers
excited for the cover enjoy it as much as I do."

Since 2003, WALKING DEAD has chronicled the post-apocalyptic journey of Rick Grimes, his family and the other survivors they meet along the
way. Series artist Charlie Adlard has given the title a very distinct, bold sense of horror and adventure, but with this superhero cover
Kirkman went with a very different approach by having Image Comics Publisher and SAVAGE DRAGON creator, Erik Larsen, team up with
INVINCIBLE's Ryan Ottley to create a WALKING DEAD homage like none other.

Erik Larsen said, "When Robert told me the original idea, I thought it was crazy - which meant I had to be on board! The combination of my
pencils with Ryan's inks created an art style far different from what either of us do solo. I'm really hoping we can work together again!"

WALKING DEAD #50 (FEB082109), a black & white comic book for $2.99, will be available on April 23rd, 2008. The Erik Larsen & Ryan Ottley
superhero variant will be available as one for every twenty five copies ordered.

Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit

Featuring A Reader's Choice Vote And Exciting Contest In Partnership
With MYX!

San Francisco, CA, January 24, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of
the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive
publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that its
Third Annual SHOJO BEAT Music Awards Issue features a reader’s choice
vote and a new, exclusive contest in conjunction with MYX, the first and
only music lifestyle channel focused on the Asian American market. The
February issue, on sale at retail outlets now, offers a host of new
surprises and exciting editorial content sure to delight even the most
discriminating fan.
The February 2008 issue of SHOJO BEAT, rated T+ for Older Teens,
celebrates the best in Japanese music with a beginner’s guide to
Japanese bands, a Tokyo record store’s top 10 and two music-themed Hot
Lists in addition to the featured awards. For the Music Awards, SHOJO
BEAT takes a look at previous up-and-comers in the awards competition as
well as this year’s newest and most talented artists. In the Best Pop
Artist or Group category, artists include: Budo Grape, Puffy AmiYumi,
Swinging Popsicle and HALCALI. In the Best Rock Artist or Group
category, artists include: L’Arc~en~Ciel, AN CAFÉ, ROCKET K and DOGG
BONE. There is also a new category for Music Videos made possible by the
folks at MYX.

SHOJO BEAT readers who vote for their favorite music will be entered
into a random drawing for one of 15 cool prizes. Prizes include 100 song
downloads on, and the latest edition of Dance Dance
Revolution, SuperNOVA2 donated by Konami. For more details and Official
Rules, visit

In addition to its help with the Music Video category in the Awards, MYX
is also working with SHOJO BEAT this month and allowing readers to get
even more into the exciting world of Asian music. The ‘MYX a Music Spot
SHOJO BEAT Style’ contest promotes a search for creative SHOJO BEAT and
J-Music-loving fans to help MYX create a 10-30 second spot to be
featured between their regular programming of music videos and
Asian-American oriented shows! Participants will simply upload their
ideas to the website, MYX and SHOJO BEAT will pick the best
concepts, and one lucky grand prize winner will have their concept
turned into an actual spot produced by MYX. The grand prize winner will
also receive a SHOJO BEAT goodie bag containing a T-shirt and Konami’s
Dance Dance Revolution game. Each of the three runner-up winners will
receive a SHOJO BEAT goodie bag containing a T-shirt and Konami’s latest
Dance Dance Revolution game. For more details and official rules, visit
MYX is also offering an exclusive promotion in conjunction with the
SHOJO BEAT music issue on its website ( where participants
can enter to win a new 16gb iPod Touch. Site visitors who join the MYX
newsletter are automatically entered in a random drawing to win.

"MYX is committed to raising awareness about some of the hottest musical
artists sweeping Asia and we’re very excited to partner with SHOJO BEAT
for this exciting issue,” states Enrique Olives, Director for Business
Development of ABS-CBN Global. “The popularity of J-Music among anime
and manga fans is widespread and growing and we welcome the opportunity
to have so many talented and unique artists featured in this special
issue. We encourage readers to vote for their favorite artists and lend
support to this growing genre of music."
“Rock and pop music from Japan and other Asian countries has
complemented the popularity of anime and manga across North America,”
says Kristine Givas, Director Advertising & Marketing, VIZ Media. “Many
artists lend theme songs to popular anime series and our readers have
become avid fans. This issue will explore a range of cutting edge
artists and we are pleased to team with MYX to also present several
contests and ways that SHOJO BEAT readers can become involved in this
musical phenomenon that is quickly gaining domestic momentum.”
In addition to extensive and exciting music coverage, the February issue
features all the fun stuff that SHOJO BEAT is known for-- dramatic,
cathartic, romantic and fantastic shojo manga: Monkey High! preview,
plus the exciting continuation of serialized titles Absolute Boyfriend,
Crimson Hero, Vampire Knight, Honey and Clover, Haruka and Sand
Chronicles. The fresh Japanese infused lifestyle editorial, along with
the incredible addiction of the shojo manga titles has helped this
unique magazine increase its circulation over 57% percent since
launching in June 2005 and shows no signs of slowing its growth as the
appeal of manga for girls and Japanese pop culture continues to rise.

About MYX
Launched in April 2007, MYX is the first and only music lifestyle
channel focused on the Asian American community and a broader audience
hungry for music fusion. A nationally-distributed premium television
channel, MYX targets the 15 to 34 demographic. MYX fuses mainstream
hits, the biggest jams from Asia and a healthy dose of independent music
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Based in Redwood City, Calif., MYX is
developed by ABS-CBN Global, a media company with a 15-year track record
in successful ethnic programming in the U.S. For more information,
please visit

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one
of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga
(graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of
Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and
licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and
Shogakukan Production Co., Ltd. (ShoPro Japan), VIZ Media is a leader in
the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking
audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese manga and
animation. The company offers an integrated product line including,
magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, videos,
DVDs and audio soundtracks and develops and markets animated
entertainment from initial production, television placement and
distribution, to merchandise licensing and promotions for audiences and
consumers of all ages. Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San
Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and web
site at

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Here is the BOOM! Studios title in stores this week (01/23/08).


Written by Chip Mosher
Drawn by Francesco Francavilla
Colored by Martin Thomas
SC, 6x9, 128pgs, FC SRP: $14.99

When a rogue agent threatens the entire U.S. intelligence operation by putting classified information on the black market, there is only one man who can stop her: Eric Westfall. Pulled out of his perfect suburban retirement, Westfall must track down the traitorous Emma and eliminate her. But in international espionage all is not what it seems. Eric and Emma have history - a romantic history. And when Eric discovers Emma might have more noble motives in mind - can he complete the mission? Winding its way through the worlds most exotic locales, LEFT ON MISSION provides non-stop excitement and intrigue. A perfect read for for fans of gritty espionage thrillers like CASINO ROYALE and BOURNE IDENTITY.
Hello Everyone,

Here's a link to Devil's Due Publishing's solicitations for April 2008:

This April, "Communion" author Whitley Strieber, brings his terrifying
account of alien abductions and killings to DDP with an original
graphic novel murder mystery like you've never read before.

Additionally, Michael Myers fans get more than another issue of
Halloween: Nighdance to entertain themselves with Devil's Due's all
new Halloween journal featuring the artwork of some of comics' modern
day masters of horror.

All of this plus Spooks, Hack/Slash with a snappy cover by Jamie
McKelvie, and much, much more await in April's solicits from Devil's

Brian Warmoth | Devil's Due Publishing, Inc.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


23 January, 2008 - Despite significant overprints, two of Image's best-selling titles, FRANK FRAZETTA'S DEATH DEALER #5 and THE SWORD #4, simultaneously sold out at a distribution level.

"Everyone on the DEATH DEALER team couldn't be more excited as this marks our fifth sell out," said Frazetta Comics editor Jay Fotos said. "We're very thankful for Frank's loyal, rabid fan base. Based off the reaction to DEATH DEALER, I'm confident they'll enjoy the upcoming Frazetta comics such as DARK KINGDOM and SWAMP DEMON."

FRANK FRAZETTA'S DEATH DEALER #5 marks the penultimate issue to the only Frank Frazetta approved DEATH DEALER series to hit the stands. Due to its continued success an oversized, deluxe hardcover edition will arrive this April. In addition, the Luna Brothers' THE SWORD has thus far sold out soon after each issue's release. Fans eager to read the series are encouraged to do so now, as the first trade paperback will not be available until June 25th, in time with issue #9.

"We’re seeing a rise in The Sword’s sales, so we’re happy that more people are getting into and enjoying this series," said SWORD artist Jonathan Luna. "As always, we appreciate the support of the fans and retailers."

SWORD writer Joshua Luna added, "This is a story that Jon and I are having an absolute blast creating. We’re putting everything we love to write and draw about into The Sword: drama, action, supernatural elements and mystery. Plus, as always, we strive to make it accessible to all readers--well, at least, to the ones who can handle limbs getting chopped off."

FRANK FRAZETTA'S DEATH DEALER #5 2nd Ptg. (NOV078143), a 32-page full color comic book with a gold foil cover for $3.99, is available now. THE SWORD #4 2nd Ptg. (NOV078122), a 32-page full color comic book for $2.99, will be available in stores January 23rd, 2008.

Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit

Zenescope Entertainment has just released their upcoming new release schedule for 2008 and it’s clear that the indie publisher of hit series such as GRIMM FAIRY TALES, RETURN TO WONDERLAND and SE7EN is intent on turning it up a notch this year by offering some very intriguing new titles.


Deacon McKay has left the NYPD to become the new deputy sheriff in Willow Creek -- a small town in northern California known mainly for its Bigfoot sightings. But after a series of murders turns Willow Creek upside down, Deacon starts to uncover a horrifying secret -- the legend of Bigfoot, something the town uses to bring in the tourist trade, is actually a cover story for a horrible evil.

Don’t miss the mini-series that’s bringing werewolves back with a serious vengeance.

Willow Creek is a 5 issue mini-series that includes interior artwork by Josh Medors (30 Days of Night Annual).
Issue #0 (only $0.75 retail) order code NOV073944
Issue #1 order code NOV073945

Grimm Fairy Tales' THE PIPER

He took a horrifying revenge and paid the ultimate price for his sins. Now he’s returned to forge a deal that will cost more than just your life.
In the same mold as classic villains such as Candyman and Freddie Krueger it’s time to meet the newest breed of horror… It’s time to pay the Piper!

A 4 issue mini-series from the company that made fairy tales frightening again.
Issue #1 order code: JAN084013


As a follow-up to their hit title RETURN TO WONDERLAND, Zenescope is releasing 3 one-shot prequel issues showcasing the origin stories of three main characters from the enthralling series: The Queen of Hearts, The Mad Hatter and Alice. Each one-shot will also include a short thread story about the origin of the realm called Wonderland. These are must reads for any fan of Return To Wonderland.

The Queen of Hearts one-shot order code can be found in this month's DIAMOND PREVIEWS!


Zenescope Entertainment introduces a new series that will reinvent the legend of the man they call Sinbad.

When he's unjustly accused of murder and banished from his home city of Baghdad , Sinbad learns there is one artifact that might be able to ultimately clear his name, but the quest to find the prized relic is certainly not an easy one.
>From beautiful women to terrifying creatures to armies of blood thirsty villains, this is one epic fantasy/adventure series that will hook you in and not let go.

COMING THIS APRIL - Look for order codes in February's DIAMOND PREVIEWS!


Issue #0 of the much anticipated sequel mini-series to surprise hit RETURN TO WONDERLAND arrives this June. Issue #1 of the series will feature cover artwork by the outstanding DAVID FINCH!


Zenescope did it with SE7EN now they're taking it to the next level. The 2002 best-selling novel that Stephen King himself called "Scary as hell" comes to comics in what may be the most frightening and disturbing comic book series to hit shelves this year.
With artwork by Eisner nominee Brett Weldele (Southland Tales) and cover art by David Seidman (Se7en)

The Straw Men arise this summer!
23 January 2008

Matt Maxwell, longtime comics commentator (Broken Frontier, Highway 62, and The Comics Waiting Room) officially launches the online preview of his upcoming original graphic novel STRANGEWAYS: MURDER MOON (JAN083670 F STRANGEWAYS MURDER MOON GN). Not content to sit on the sidelines, Maxwell has tossed his creative hat into the ring with this 144-page black and white tale of western horror; cowboys and werewolves if you like. Originally slated to be published by Speakeasy Comics, STRANGEWAYS and the publishing company parted ways, and Maxwell abandoned the idea of publication in a monthly format in favor of an OGN presentation.

"I really wanted to make sure that the audience had a chance to get the whole story," Maxwell says. "Smaller publishers were spending a lot of money trying to keep a string of monthly-style comics going. And the reality of Diamond's minimums made publishing in an OGN format a lot more attractive. I didn't want to be presented with the very real possibility of having the story cut off midstream, which is why the first issue was never published by Speakeasy. The whole point of this is storytelling, and if you're only getting through the first two acts, your audience is going to be disappointed."

Featuring writing by Maxwell and stark artwork by Argentine artist Luis Guaragña, STRANGEWAYS: MURDER MOON is the story of former army officer Seth Collins adrift in a haunted, post-Civil War frontier west. Answering an urgent letter from his estranged sister in the town of Silver Branch, Collins finds himself under attack by a strange creature that is neither man nor wolf. When his friend and partner Webster is accused of being the beast, Collins must track down the real threat. But which will kill him first: the Wolf, or the secret that the sheriff of Silver Branch is trying to keep buried?

The cover for STRANGEWAYS: MURDER MOON was drawn by Steve Lieber (CIVIL WAR, WHITEOUT). Gallery pieces by Guy Davis (BPRD, SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE), Fábio Moon (CASANOVA, SMOKE AND GUNS), and Gabriel Bá (CASANOVA, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY) were specially commissioned for the book. "I've been very lucky with STRANGEWAYS," Maxwell said "in that it gave me an opportunity to work with these very talented artists, in some cases before they were really known in the U.S. And really, if you're going to have a monster designed, you go to Guy Davis. As for Steve Lieber's work, he's really an unsung hero in terms of comic storytelling. That cover was everything I could ask for, both evocative and arresting."

The first chapter of STRANGEWAYS: MURDER MOON is currently available as a PDF file by way of the following link:

"My intention was to give people an idea of what they're getting into, both retailers and readers. Simple as that."

STRANGEWAYS: MURDER MOON will be supported by promotion in both the horror and comics fields, in print and on the internet. Matt Maxwell, creator and writer of the STRANGEWAYS series, is available for interviews from interested parties. He can be contacted at or via the Highway 62 website at


Publisher Information
Highway 62 Press
Matthew Maxwell, Publisher

ISBN-10: 0-9796957-0-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-9796957-0-4

144 pages, 7x10 trim size
black and white with color covers

Distributed by Diamond Comics
Street date March 26, 2008

"Is Maxwell bringing back the Western AND Suspense-Horror at the same time? Then I'm on board, riding shotgun. Strangeways, here I come!" -- Jeff Parker (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS and THE INTERMAN)

"MURDER MOON is a thoughtful, intelligent story of brooding werewolves and tough-as-nails cowboys that never lets up the pace, full of action, pathos, and downright fun." -- David Wellington (MONSTER PLANET and 13 BULLETS)

“I’m not sure why ‘cinematic’ is the first word to come to mind as I think about STRANGEWAYS. Maybe it’s the easy flow of the story, which takes its time in introducing and developing characters and setting up the werewolf-Western scenario so naturally and believably.” -- Michael May (Comics World News)

“STRANGEWAYS is definitely not camp; it’s also more horror than western, at least in this debut issue. Writer Matt Maxwell is plainly working to set up a thorough backstory, one deeply rooted in that connecting tissue mentioned above, and keenly aware of the interactive possibilities between various genre mechanics.” -- Joe Mac (

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

January 21, 2008 - Seattle, WA – Laura Vandervoort, the actress who portrays "Kara" (Supergirl) on the popular TV show "Smallville," has joined the ever-expanding guest list of the Emerald City ComiCon, the premier comic book and pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest.

"'Smallville' is shot just a couple hours north of Seattle and we've had many requests for an actor from the show to appear, so we’re very excited to have the lovely and talented Ms. Vandervoort out to the convention this year," says Organizer Jim Demonakos. "In addition, Jamie Bamber, who plays 'Apollo' on the new 'Battlestar Galactica,' will also be appearing."

Dozens of new guests have also been added over the last month including Mike Choi (Uncanny X-Men), Aaron Lopresti (Wonder Woman), Alex Saviuk (Amazing Spider-Man Dailies), Peter Bagge (Hate), Dustin Nguyen (Detective Comics), Stephane Roux (Birds of Prey), Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts), Craig Rousseau (X-Men: First Class), Jen Van Meter (JSA Classified), Ellen Forney (Lust), Paul Chadwick (Concrete), Philip Tan (Spawn), Gail Simone (Wonder Woman), James Stokoe (Won Ton Soup), Brian Haberlin (Spawn) and many others.

Partnering with Dynamite Entertainment, attendees of the Emerald City ComiCon will receive a free copy of SuperPowers #0, featuring an exclusive variant cover by Alex Ross (while supplies last).

Additional information on guests, exhibitors and much more can be found at the Emerald City ComiCon website (, where you can check updates and sign up for the free ECCC e-mail newsletter.

The Sixth Annual Emerald City ComiCon takes place at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in beautiful downtown Seattle, Washington on May 10th & 11th, 2008.
Tabloia Mailer #92168

The Spider Twins!

Fans, you’ve been patiently waiting, and it’s finally payback time!
Go to
WWW.TABLOIA.COM right away, and thrill at the brand new “SPIDER TWINS
COMPANION!” by our own artistic hack, Chris Wisnia!

The Spider Twins Companion is an essential compendium of masked
vigilantes, in web comics form! Every week, we will be posting mug
on Mondays, full-body shots on Tuesdays, and then inviting you to write
and guess the name of that week’s vigilante! But get your guesses in
before Thursdays, because that’s character description and action
day, along with the official posting of the correct answer! EVERY
we will have a drawing for all the correct guessers, and a WEEKLY LUCKY
WINNER will receive a free postcard with an ORIGINAL SKETCH by
own hack artist CHRIS WISNIA (and a note of congratulations by me, Rob
Oder, Editor-in-Chief)!

It’s as easy as that, and so much fun! So what’s stopping you?
Pop over
right away, and read the official rules and instructions for the WEEKLY
CONTEST! Feel free to learn about the intriguing history of the Spider
Twins as well! Then write in with your guess, EVERY WEEK! After that,
all you have to do is sit back and wait to see if you’re a LUCKY
And then guess again for a new, fascinating masked vigilante the
week! ALL YEAR! What fun!

THRILLING ASIDE! To start off the web comic with a BANG, and give you a
chance to warm into all the excitement, we’ve posted THREE masked
vigilantes on the first week, and given you extra time to brainstorm!
Also, they should be surprisingly easy to figure out their names! So
don’t be intimidated if you’re not good at guessing, or if you’re

That’s the brand new web comic and WEEKLY CONTEST, “Spider Twins
Companion,” only at! Enjoy, and good luck, guessers!
Rob Oder, Editor-in-Chief!

* * *

The sad, ugly rumors are true! Tabloia’s own artistic hack, Chris
will be making surprisingly few public appearances this year, and most
likely only in sunny California! But you can buy your airline
pack your bags, and head on out to the comic shop, Empire Comics Vault,
Sacramento, for their five-year anniversary shindig, on Saturday,
February 2! They’ll be having 75% off back issues! And you could
Ron Lim (Silver Surfer, Fanastic Four, Spider-Man), Eric Nguyen
Girl, Sandman Mystery Theater, X-Men First Class), C. Andrew Nelson
(actor/visual effects who played Darth Vader!) and more! Check out the
details at, and then come on out!
Bernie Wrightson Joins 2008 Baltimore Comic-Con!

BALTIMORE, MD (Jan. 20, 2008) Swamp-Thing' s celebrated co-creator Bernie Wrightson has joined the September 27-28, 2008 Baltimore Comic-Con as the Guest of Honor, and he's not alone in making his first appearance at the long-running convention.

Other first time guests for the show include Ultimate Spider-Man artist Stuart Immonen, Cliff Chiang (Green Arrow & Black Canary) and Mike Vosburg (Lori Lovecraft). They join returning guests Dean Haspiel (Brawl), Kyle Baker (The Bakers), and Vincent Spencer (Zombie-Proof) in addition to the previously announced creators.

"We're excited to be able to add Bernie Wrightson to our guest list. For a the fans in our region, he's been one our most requested guests we haven't had yet, so it's great to have him on board," said Marc Nathan, the show promoter. "We're also happy to welcome Stuart, Cliff, Mike to Baltimore and to welcome back Dean, Kyle, and Vincent as well."

The guest list already includes Jim Lee (Batman, Wildcats - appearing both days in 2008), along with Howard Chaykin (American Flagg, Wolverine), Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows, Mighty Avengers), Steve Conley (Star Trek, The Escapist), Amanda Conner (JSA Classified, Terra), David Finch (World War Hulk, New Avengers), Ramona Fradon (Aquaman), John Gallagher (Buzzboy, Roboy Red), Michael Golden (Micronauts, The 'Nam), Geoff Johns (Green Lantern, Action Comics), J.G. Jones (52, Wonder Woman), Robert Kirkman (Invincible, Ultimate X-Men), Barry Kitson (Empire, The Order), Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane, Jonah Hex, Brandon Peterson (Ultimate X-Men, Strange), Eric Powell (The Goon), Tim Sale (Batman: The Long Halloween, Heroes), Jim Shooter (Legion of Super-Heroes, Secret Wars), J.C. Vaughn (Zombie-Proof, 24), Neil Vokes (The Black Forest, The Wicked West), and Mark Waid (Flash, Boom! Studios).

The show will continue host the Harvey Awards. Details, including 2008 nomination ballot information, will be announced soon.

For additional information on the show, visit www.comicon. com/baltimore or MySpace page at
Worthwhile Books To Release First Title, Michael Recycle

Book launch part of first-look deal with renowned UK children's publisher Meadowside Books

(San Diego, CA, January 22, 2008)-Just in time for Earth Day on April 22, a new environmental super-hero will be hitting bookstores in March 2008. The uplifting, zany children's picture book, Michael Recycle, comes from Worthwhile Publishing, a division of IDW Publishing, an established leader in comic book and graphic novel publishing.

Michael Recycle is set in a grimy town that has been overtaken by trash-that is, until a green-caped crusader, Michael Recycle, arrives, declaring "You must stop this now! You've got to act soon. The towers of trash reach up to the moon!" Inspired by the "super-green hero," town members react by creating a "Be Greener Campaign," which includes recycling, growing their own vegetables and collecting rain for reuse. In the end, the crusader proves to the town's lazy layabouts that recycling can be quite fun. The rhyming, whimsical prose with a powerful and timely message is written by Ellie Bethel, with bold, playful illustrations by Alexandra Colombo.

Michael Recycle marks the launch of IDW Publishing's new imprint, Worthwhile Books. The release is also part of Worthwhile Books' first-look arrangement with renowned UK children's publisher Meadowside Books (, which is releasing the fanciful children's picture book in the UK in January 2008.

Worthwhile Books will issue approximately 10 Meadowside titles over the course of the first year including The Nicest Naughty Fairy by Nick Ward, a story about what happens when the Naughty Fairy decides its time to be nice, and William's Dinosaurs by Alan Baker, which tells the tale of a little boy who finds more than trees in the dark woods near his home.

IDW Publishing and its parent Idea and Design Works, LLC, are divisions of IDT Internet Mobile Group. IDW Publishing is an established leader in the comic book and graphic novel marketplace, particularly in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres. IDW Publishing is the owner of Jonas Publishing and its imprint, Worthwhile Books. IDW lists some of the most successful and hottest print titles in the industry in its portfolio, including: television's #1 prime time series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Sony's Underworld; Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's 24 and Angel; and Hasbro's The Transformers. The feature film version of IDW Publishing's graphic novel, 30 Days of Night, recently topped the box office when it premiered in October. The company also works with foreign licensing agents to sell their comics around the world, with titles being published in multiple languages and crossing dozens of regions.
Amy Reeder Hadley Strikes Gold at the Phoenix Comicon

Phoenix ? Phoenix Comicon announces the appearance of Amy Reeder
Hadley at the January 25-27th convention at the Mesa Convention Center.
?You?d be a fool to miss out on meeting Amy Reeder Hadley,? said
Convention Director Matt Solberg. ?Her art and artistic advice are
worth more than their weight in gold.?

Amy Reeder Hadley is best known for her graphic novel series, Fool?s
Gold, published by Tokyopop. Her sweet, pretty art style combined
with humorous banter and high school angst form the popular series
about a girl who creates a very unique school club. Soon, she will
also be known for Madame Xanadu, a forthcoming series published by
DC?s Vertigo, done in collaboration with Matt Wagner. Her
illustrations, blog, and useful art links can be seen on her official

Amy Reeder Hadley will be signing autographs, promoting the newly
released second volume of Fool?s Gold, and teaching two panels on

?Yaaar -- with Amy Reeder Hadley?s level of talent, pyrite could
become as popular as pirates,? said Programming Director Joe Boudrie.
?Fool?s Gold is quirky and bold.?

The Phoenix Comicon is Arizona's largest, multi-media, popular arts
convention, focusing on comic books, anime, gaming, music, and film.
The Comicon presents a full weekend schedule of guests and programming
for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, and
gaming worlds. For more information visit
Wil Wheaton Crushes Former Child Actor Stereotypes at the Phoenix Comicon

Phoenix ? Phoenix Comicon announces the appearance of Wil Wheaton at
the January 25-27th convention at the Mesa Convention Center.
?Wil Wheaton is a renaissance man and pop culture icon for the
information age,? said
Convention Director Matt Solberg. ?And he used to play Wesley Crusher.?
Renowned blogger Wil Wheaton currently divides his time between
writing and voice acting. His self-named blog,,
has won awards from places including Forbes and C|Net, and he serves
as a weekly columnist for Suicide Girls. He has also appeared as a
contributor on VH1, MSNBC, SPIKE TV, and has been a special
correspondent for BBC Radio. His cartoon voiceover work includes
Aqualad on WB?s ?Teen Titans,? Cosmic Boy on ?Legion of Superheros?,
and video game voiceover work includes Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas,
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Ghost Recon 2, and Everquest
2. His popular non-fiction books include Dancing Barefoot, Just a
Geek, and the forthcoming Do You Want Kids With That? Despite his
many acting roles, including a recent appearance on ?CSI?, he is most
recognized as Wesley Crusher on ?Star Trek: The Next Generation?.

?Who knew that little Gordie from Stand by Me would grow up to voice
Richard Burns in the Grand Theft Auto video games?? asked Programming
Director Joe Boudrie, ?I can?t wait to meet the voice behind the games.?

Wheaton will be participating in panels, signing autographs and
meeting with fans throughout the weekend.

The Phoenix Comicon is Arizona's largest, multi-media, popular arts
convention, focusing on comic books, anime, gaming, music, and film.
The Comicon presents a full weekend schedule of guests and programming
for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, and
gaming worlds. For more information visit

Los Angeles - January 22nd, 2008 - Heed the call! Steve Niles inaugurates a new era of terror with the launch of BOOM! Studios' new monthly anthology, CTHULHU TALES. Edited by Mark Waid, CTHULHU TALES builds on the three best-selling CTHULHU TALES one-shots that BOOM! Studios has published since its inception.

"Making CTHULHU TALES into a monthly anthology featuring my favorite comics writers and artists was a no-brainer decision. Getting Steve Niles--one of comics' best-known modern horror writers--to kick off the first issue likewise only made sense," said Mark Waid, BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief. "And Steve delivered big."

Steve Niles headlines the first issue, joined with writer Michael Alan Nelson, who is best-known for his work on FALL OF CTHULHU, and Tom Peyer (DC'S FLASH, SPIDER-MAN: HOUSE OF M). Variant covers will ship for each issue, with the first issue sporting covers by Patrick Ballesteros and Mateus Santolouco with the second issue featuring covers by Marco Rudy and Santolouco. Each month, CTHULHU TALES and its rotating roster of writers will bring cutting-edge tales of the Old One with interior art by modern masters of the macabre.

This new CTHULHU TALES ongoing series marks BOOM! Studios' second monthly title, fitting perfectly alongside its best-selling monthly, FALL OF CTHULHU. BOOM! Studios' horror titles have helped define the company. From its best-selling trio of CTHULHU TALES one-shots which includes CTHULHU TALES, CTHULHU TALES: RISING, CTHULHU TALES: TAINTED to BOOM!'s smash hit ZOMBIE TALES one-shots, BOOM! Studios has been the "go-to" publisher for quality horror.

"We are really excited about doing a new monthly title, and there is no better choice than to make CTHULHU TALES our next big monthly hit. Horror fans in the know have long realized that FALL OF CTHULHU is one of BOOM!'s best and, with the addition of CTHULHU TALES, our horror line just gets that much stronger," said Chip Mosher, Marketing and Sales Director for BOOM! Studios.

CTHULHU TALES #1 is featured in this month's January 2008 Diamond Previews catalogue and will ship in March of this year. CTHULHU TALES #1 Cover A has a Diamond Code of JAN083452 and Cover B has a Diamond Code of JAN083453. For those that missed the previous one-shots, CTHULHU TALES, CTHULHU TALES: RISING, and CTHULHU TALES: TAINTED are all offered again in the same Diamond Previews catalogue.

About BOOM! Studios

Winner of Wizard Magazine's "Best New Publisher," BOOM! Studios ( ) is a unique new publishing house specializing in high-profile projects from some of the industry's biggest talents. Founded by the creator of the TV show EUREKA, Andrew Cosby, and his partner Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios continues to be on the leading edge of comic and graphic novel publishing.

BOOM! Studios co-founder Andrew Cosby's television series EUREKA recently finished its second season at the Sci-Fi Channel, having launched to impressive ratings this past summer and consistently winning several key demographics on basic cable. EUREKA is the highest-rated series in the Sci-Fi Channel's history.

Kids’ Programming, Action Adventure, Fantasy, Crime Drama And Romance Series Demonstrate The Diversity Of Animation*_

San Francisco, CA, January 22, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has provided details on an array of hot animated properties it plans to showcase at the 2008 National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Conference and Exhibition, taking place January 28-31 in Las Vegas, NV. VIZ Media will operate from Suites 7904 and 7906 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, where the conference will be held.

The company will offer several new properties available for license, including NANA, BUSO RENKIN, HUNTER X HUNTER, NAOKI URUSAWA’s MONSTER, HONEY AND CLOVER, BLUE DRAGON as well as series such as DEATH NOTE, NARUTO, BLEACH, and DEKO BOKO FRIENDS, which have already established strong domestic followings.

NATPE is a global, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, development and distribution of televised programming in all forms across all mature as well as emerging media platforms. The NATPE conference develops and nurtures opportunities, both commercial and educational, for the buying, selling and sharing of content and ideas.

“Japanese animation fulfills a variety of critical programming needs and VIZ Media continues to be a major force in licensing compelling content designed for every viewer demographic,” says William Germain, Director, Animation Production, VIZ Media. “This year’s NATPE Conference will present the opportunity to showcase new action properties aimed at tweens, adolescents and young adults with properties such as BUSO RENKIN, HUNTER X HUNTER, BLUE DRAGON, and NAOKI URUSAWA’s MONSTER, and will also feature also more romantically-themed titles like NANA and HONEY AND CLOVER, which will extend the popularity of shojo manga, or comics for girls, to the broadcast arena. The interest in Japanese animation continues to be strong from broadcasters both domestically and abroad, as witnessed by the popularity of shows like NARUTO, DEATH NOTE and BLEACH, and we look forward to welcoming a global audience of key buyers and executives at this year’s conference.”


Author: Ai Yazawa - Broadcast runtime: 30min - 50 Episodes
Rating: TV 14 (Anticipated)
Twenty-year-old Nana Komatsu has endured an unending string of boyfriend problems. Moving to Tokyo, she’s hoping to take control of her life and put her capricious love life behind her. Singer Nana Osaki arrives in Tokyo at the same time, with plans to kick down the doors to Tokyo’s rock ’n’ roll scene. Though from completely different backgrounds, the two Nanas meet and become best friends in a whirlwind world of love, music, fashion, gossip, and all-night parties!
(Not available in Europe)


Author: Nobuhiro Watsuki - Broadcast runtime: 30 min - 26 Episodes
Rating: TV 14 (Anticipated)
Alchemist Warrior Tokiko Tsumura comes to Ginsei City and uses herself as bait for the homunculi, artificial life forms that lurk in the darkness to devour unsuspecting humans. Unaware of Tokiko’s intentions, high school student Kazuki Muto tries to save her and is killed in the process. Tokiko restores Kazuki’s life with an alchemic talisman called a "kakugane," and now he fights at Tokiko’s side to save his friends.


Author: Yoshihiro Togashi - Broadcast runtime: 30 min - 62 Episodes
Rating: TV 14 (Anticipated)
Being a “Hunter" is a profession. A person who tracks down people, searches for treasure and explores lands of mystery. A person that protects the order of mankind and nature is called a "hunter.” HUNTER X HUNTER depicts the fantastic adventures of Gon, the son of a famous Hunter. Wanting to follow in his father's footsteps, young Gon works hard to learn how to seek treasure and master Nen, a mysterious power. But in order to truly become like his father and a licensed Hunter, Gon must pass the arduous and dangerous Hunter Exam. It is said that only one in hundreds of thousands can pass the test. Now Gon sets out on a dangerous and exciting adventure to become a great Hunter like his father. HUNTER X HUNTER is based on a popular manga comic, (rated T+ for Older Teens) by Yoshihiro Togashi, which is also published domestically by VIZ Media. The HUNTER X HUNTER series has developed a fanatical following in Japan, selling more than 44 million copies, and spawned several original video features and an array of video games and trading cards in addition to the animated series.


Author: Naoki Urasawa - Broadcast runtime: 30 min - 75 episodes
Rating: TV 14 (Anticipated)
Brilliant doctor Kenzo Tenma risks his reputation and promising career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy instead of a politician’s. Nine years later, the child has grown into a serial killer…
Can Kenzo stop him? Or will he make another fatal decision?
Conspiracies, serial murders, and a scathing depiction of the underbelly of hospital politics are all masterfully woven together in this compelling thriller!


Author: Chica Umino - Broadcast runtime: 30 min - 38 episodes
Rating: TV 14 (Anticipated)
Based on the bestselling shôjo manga comic by Chica Umino, HONEY AND CLOVER is a romantic comedy that focuses on five college students and the art school they attend. When talented painter Hagumi Hanamoto enrolls in the program, her presence and unique approach to art affects the entire school and her new friends.
The plot thickens as Hagumi becomes embroiled in a complicated love triangle as she struggles to find her artistic voice. HONEY AND CLOVER showcases the journey that everyone must take to transform from adolescence into adulthood and the long and challenging road these five young people must navigate to balance the demands of school, work, and love. The English version of the HONEY AND CLOVER manga graphic novel is currently serialized in VIZ Media’s SHOJO BEAT magazine. VIZ Media is also set to publish the title as a self-contained comic in March 2008.


Concept based on the Xbox 360 game “BLUE DRAGON”, Character Design by Akira Toriyama- Broadcast runtime: 30 min - 51 episodes
Rating: TV Y7FV (Anticipated)
BLUE DRAGON features characters designed by Akira Toriyama, the creator of the best-selling DRAGON BALL series of manga (which is published in North America by VIZ Media and featured in SHONEN JUMP Magazine). The anime series is produced by Studio Pierrot, which is well known for its work on NARUTO and BLEACH, also licensed by VIZ Media. The Xbox 360 video game “BLUE DRAGON” was developed by Hironobu Sakaguchi (the creator of Final Fantasy) has already established itself in Japan as one of Microsoft’s hottest releases in the RPG category. The BLUE DRAGON animated series is a classic adventure story of magical Shadow powers, flying air fortresses, and unbounded heroism. Brought together by fate, Seven Soldiers of Light must awaken the Shadow within themselves in time to overcome a despotic power and bring peace to their land. Their ensuing journey through a rich fantasy world is also an internal journey to awaken the great power within each of them. Journey with them into the world of BLUE DRAGON!


Story by Tsugumi Ohba, Art by Takeshi Obata- Broadcast runtime: 30 min - 37 Episodes
Rating: TV 14
DEATH NOTE is based on the Shueisha graphic novel series of the same name (rated T+ for Older Teens and published in North America by VIZ Media) and is currently one of the hottest animated titles in Japan. The series follows the adventures of Light Yagami, an ace student with great prospects but who is bored out of his mind. All of that changes when he finds the Death Note, a strange notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god named Ryuk. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals mysteriously begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal - or his life?


Author: Masashi Kishimoto - Broadcast runtime: 30 min - 220 Episodes
Rating: TV PG
The NARUTO series depicts the adventures of a young boy named Naruto Uzumaki who trains to become a ninja. Naruto, cursed with the spirit of The Nine-Tailed Fox sealed within his body, is forced to live a bullied life discriminated against by his fellow villagers.

But Naruto is resilient and undaunted and his determination often inspires those around him.
Through the adventures, the young ninja learns the importance of friendship, teamwork, loyalty, hard work, creativity, ingenuity and right vs. wrong. Today, NARUTO is considered one of the most popular animated series in Japan and has also drawn millions of fans in North America. It continues to achieve immense international success not only as a graphic novel and TV title, but also in the realm of licensed categories such as toys, trading cards and video games.


Author: Tite Kubo - Broadcast runtime: 30 min – 104 Episodes
Rating: TV 14
Ichigo Kurosaki is an ordinary 15-year-old boy who happens to be able to see ghosts. His fate takes an extraordinary turn when he meets Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper who shows up at Ichigo's house on the trail of a Hollow, a malevolent lost soul. Drawn to Ichigo's high level of spiritual energy, the Hollow attacks Ichigo and his family, and Rukia steps in to help but is injured and unable to fight. As a last resort, Rukia decides to transfer part of her Soul Reaper powers to Ichigo. Ichigo, now a full-fledged Soul Reaper, and Rukia, minus her powers, join together to face the challenges that lie ahead. BLEACH is based on a popular graphic novel comic (rated T+ for Older Teens) by Tite Kubo which is also published domestically by VIZ Media.


Author: Momoko Maruyama & Ryotaro Kuwamoto - Broadcast runtime: 30 sec
- 234 Episodes
Rating: TV Y
DEKO BOKO FRIENDS is positioned as an educational and fun animated series for preschoolers and consists of 30-second animated shorts that feature 12 unique characters that help teach children about diversity and tolerance. The characters and messages are heartwarming and positive and have been embraced by parents and children alike.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan Production Co., Ltd. (ShoPro Japan), VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including, magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, videos, DVDs and audio soundtracks and develops and markets animated entertainment from initial production, television placement and distribution, to merchandise licensing and promotions for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and web site at
STRANGEco | Gallery 1988 | Luke Cheuh


Artist Signings and Toy Release

Please join STRANGEco, Gallery 1988 and Luke Cheuh for the much anticipated release of the Vivisect Playset Toy Series!

Artists will be in attendance, plus giveaways, toys and special surprises.

Saturday, January 26th
6:00 - 9:00pm

@ Gallery 1988
7020 Melrose Ave (@ La Brea)
For Info and Updates Visit:
Here are the BOOM! Studios titles that are solicited in January Previews 2008 and will be in-Store March 2008.


Written by Steve Niles & Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Various

Cthulhu has called and Steve (30 DAYS OF NIGHT) Niles has answered. Niles and Michael Alan (FALL OF CTHULHU) Nelson kick off the new monthly series you demanded - based on the fan favorite, critically acclaimed anthology. Yes, Cthulhu Tales is BACK – but this time it’s monthly. More great Cthulhu stories from more great writers and artist that you know and love. Heed the call every month!.
24pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

by Michael Alan Nelson

The beginning of a brand new story arc and a great place for new readers to jump in. A teenage girl mysteriously appears in the Arkham jail with prophecies of doom. Arkham’s Sheriff must decide if she's crazy or a harbinger of the evil that pervades the town.
24pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

THE FOUNDATION #4 (4 of 5)
Written by John Rozum
Drawn by Chee

Nostradamus predicted the rise of Napoleon, the rise of Hitler, the Apollo landing, and 9/11. Now, in the present, his Foundation works to save mankind from the greatest threats he predicted still to come. But who decides which events are worth preventing, and which events need to occur to continue the path of history? Who decides who gets saved, and who dies?
24pgs, FC (4 of 5) SRP: $3.99

Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Greg Scott

For over thirty years, audiences have been captivated by the Godfather in novel and film. Now, the first time ever in the comics medium, BOOM! Studios proudly presents all-new tales of the Corleone family, in an ongoing series of story arcs written and drawn by some of the brightest talents in graphic literature! GODFATHER CHRONICLES #1, by Mark (KINGDOM COME, POTTER'S FIELD) Waid and Greg (FALL OF CTHULHU) Scott, begins a five-part tale chronicling the untold battle between Don Corleone and Al Capone for control of New York's underworld. Features alternate covers by Bill Sienkiewicz and Tim Sale, distributed in a 50/50 split.
24pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

Written by James L. White
Drawn by Dalibor Talajic and Sebastian Cardoso

Collecting all five issues from the comic book debut of James L. White - writer of the Academy Award-winning film, RAY. Stockbroker Lincoln "Linc" Greer, a divorced dad, is looking forward to a hot date at a remote cabin, but his date cancels and he gets stuck with his son instead. While hunting, his son is kidnapped and a voice at the other end of his cell phone tells Linc to do what he asks - if he ever wants to see his son alive again! Linc soon finds that he's the only African-American man in this small, mostly white, logging community. Isolated and alone, Linc has to face a contentious community and save his son! A blockbuster thriller with sensational art from Dalibor Talajic and Sebastian Cardoso.
128pgs, 6X9 FC SRP: $14.99

NORTH WIND #4 (4 of 5)
Written by David DiGilio
Drawn by Alex Cal

From the writer-creator of the ABC TV show, Traveler! In the future, global warming has decimated the world's climate and triggered a new Ice Age. Into this dark future, a hero is born on the glacier above what was once Los Angeles! The epic saga continues…
24pgs, FC (4 of 5) SRP: $3.99

Written by J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Glenn Barr and John J. Muth

Angels and aliens, faeries and demons, alternate realities and multiple personalities: Once Lucas Hart would have laughed at these things; but when this cynical, burned-out screenwriter's repressed memories of the past invade his present—Hart’s vision of reality is completely shattered. As a child, seeking escape from horrible abuse, Hart would leave his body and astrally travel with otherworldly beings who filled his wounded soul with light. Now, having recovered these memories, he's on a quest to find the Magician whose legacy of mystery and hope might move the human race to the next level. Created by Eisner Award winning writer J.M. DeMatteis, with art by Glenn Barr and Jon J Muth. Join them for a journey into the mysteries of the human spirit that you won't soon forget.
128pgs, FC SPR: $14.99

by J.M. DeMatteis & Mike Ploog

From the Eisner-award winning writer of JUSTICE LEAGUE and SPIDER-MAN and the artist of WEREWOLF BY NIGHT and MAN-THING comes the long-awaited collection of their fan-favorite follow-up to ABADAZAD! Last night, when Cody DiMarco went to bed, life was the same as it's always been. This morning, when he woke up, the world he knew was gone, victim to a magic older than time. Now four children, in order to restore their families and our planet, must solve the mystery of...The Stardust Kid. This edition collects all issues of this hard-to-find mini-series.
HC, 7x10, 144pgs, FC SRP: $29.99

Written by Dan Abnett & Ian Edginton
Art by Daniel Lapham

The dreaded Orks, monstrous green skinned goliaths of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, take center stage in this collection of the four issue mini-series from Warhammer 40,000 novelist Dan Abnett, and multiple Eisner Award nominee, Ian Edginton! The Orks are the most warlike race in the blood-soaked galaxy of the 41st millennium - cruel, crude and brutally barbaric - their unflinching passion for violence is so unquenchable, Ork clans spend as much time warring with each other as they do their enemies! Yet, once in a generation, a leader will emerge, mighty enough to lay waste to his rivals and unite the clans, unleashing armies millions strong upon humankind! Destiny beckons, and it is from the ranks of the Blood Axe clan that the call will be answered... This collection includes Warhammer 40,000 comics previously released as special edition promotional comics; Death from Above, The Visitors and Mettle.
SC, 6x9, 128pgs, FC SRP: $16.99
HC, 7x10, 128pgs, FC SRP: $49.99

Story by Dan Abnett and Ian Edginton
Script by Ian Edginton
Drawn by Rahsan Ekedal

The Witch Hunters come to the fore in this five issue mini-series from the same team that brought you WARHAMMER: FORGE OF WAR. Tireless foes of Chaos in the Warhammer universe, Witch Hunters roam the Empire seeking to stop the spread of dark magic and witchery of all kinds. When Witch Hunter Magnus Gault hears that the nearby village of Loughville has fallen prey to the canker of Chaos, he is driven to investigate. Once there, he finds the buildings rancid and rotted and the villagers wretched and mutated - eager to prey upon any lost soul who should come their way. Can one man stand against this monstrous regiment? Warhammer 40,000 novelist Dan Abnett, multiple Eisner Award-nominee Ian Edginton, and fan-favorite artist Rahsan Ekedal return to bring you another tale from the epic, fantasy realm that is Warhammer!
24pgs, FC (1 of 5) SRP: $3.99