Odds & Ends

ANITA BLAKE, THE LAUGHING CORPSE - EXECUTIONER #5 (of 5)

Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON
& JESSICA RUFFNER
Penciled by RON LIM
Cover by BRETT BOOTH

The adaptation of best-selling author Laurell K. Hamilton’s second Anita Blake novel concludes!
Anita’s battle with the premiere voodoo priestess of St. Louis comes to a shocking end in a hail of bullets and blood as only the fan-favorite vampire hunter can deliver! It’s a finale you have to see to believe!
32 PGS./Mature …$3.99
© 2009 Laurell K. Hamilton. All rights reserved. Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter and all characters featured in this issue and the distinctive names and likenesses thereof, and all related indicia are trademarks of Laurell K. Hamilton.

CRIMINAL: The Sinners #5

By Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

It’s the action-packed and twist-filled finale of THE SINNERS as TRACY
LAWLESS finds himself trapped between hardened killers who want to
torture and kill him, and a tough Military Investigator who wants to
bring him back to the Army in chains.
All the intrigue you’ve come to expect from Criminal, plus more
exclusive back-up features and interviews.

40 PGS/Mature Content/No ads…. $3.50

 

 

 

 

DAFFODIL #2 (of 3)

Written by BRREMAUD
Art and Cover by RIGANO 

Daffodil and her teammates are following the trail of destruction left by Nosferatu as the great vampire makes his way towards the one entity that will make him the eternal master of the Earth. But first he must defeat Jerk, the chief of police, who holds the creature prisoner! The showdown between the hoard of vampires led by Nosferatu and Jerk’s troops will most certainly be a bloodbath… Can Daffodil get there in time to intervene?

48 PGS./Mature …$5.99

 

 

 

DARK TOWER: THE BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #4 (of 5)

Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Art & Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Variant by STEVE KURTH

The horn of Eld has fallen into the hands of Roland as the forces of the Good Man John Farson prepare for their great battle against the Affiliation. The mammoth conflict that will engulf a kingdom and will be known in Mid-World history as the Battle of Jericho Hill! You must not miss it!

40 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99
©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

 

 

ENDER'S GAME: MAZER IN PRISON SPECIAL

Creative Director ORSON SCOTT CARD
Written by AARON JOHNSTON
Penciled by   Cover by PASQUAL FERRY

In this one-shot prequel to the award-winning novel Ender’s Game, Mazer Rackham, the only man ever to defeat the Formics, takes on a new enemy…the International Fleet itself. Burdened with careerists and bureaucrats, the I.F. is doomed to fail in the coming war, and only Rackham, with the help a young Hyrum Graff, can rid the I.F. of its old guard and pave the way for Earth’s next great commander. Adapted from Orson Scott Card’s short story, MAZER IN PRISON is a look into the beginnings of the system into which Ender Wiggin found himself thrust.

32 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory …$3.99

HALO: BLOOD LINE #3 (of 5)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Pencils & Cover by FRANCIS PORTELA

The Elites and Spartans' uneasy alliance to rescue their captured comrades from the depths of the ancient complex is pushed
to the breaking point when a traitor is revealed in their midst. But is the turncoat human, Covenant...or something even more terrifying? BASED ON THE BESTSELLING XBOX GAME SERIES!

32 PGS./17 & Up …$3.99

 

 

 

 

 

POWERS #4

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING

POWERS continues its monthly comeback!!  The mystery of Z deepens!  Detectives Walker and Sunshine are knee deep in a case that is so personal to Walker that its effects could unravel his life in every way, shape or form. It's cops and capes from the Eisner Award-winning team of Bendis and Oeming. If you love Alias and Spider-Woman, you will love Powers!!

40 PGS./Mature ...$3.95

 

 

 

 

 

TALES OF THE DRAGON GUARD #1 (of 3)

Written by ANGE
Adapted by PAUL BENJAMIN
Art and Covers by ALBERTO VARANDA
Variant Cover by ALBERTO VARANDA

No one knows why dragons have appeared in this word of heroes, but their very presence is re-shaping reality. Their influence destroys everything, transforming men and beasts into monsters: a curse known as the Veill. Only virgin women are free of this curse and can get close enough to these terrors to kill them. And so, the Order of the Dragon Knights was created. Trained from childhood, they fight against all odds, including a world that refuses to accept them as women of power, the very same society they swore to protect. They fight to the death, because if they don't, their entire world is doomed.

48 PGS./Mature …$5.99

THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #4 (of 8)

Written by ERIC SHANOWER
Pencils & Cover by
SKOTTIE YOUNG

The New York Times bestselling team of ERIC SHANOWER and SKOTTIE YOUNG continue their historic interpretation of the world of OZ! In this stunning chapter, Tin Woodman has a badge, and he’s afraid to use it to make sure law and order are preserved in the Land of Oz…

32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE STAND: SOUL SURVIVORS #4 (of 5)

Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
Variant by MIKE PERKINS

Her name is Abigail Freemantle. She is the oldest woman in America, born in 1882. And a terrible task has been placed before her: Tired and frail as she is, she must stand against Randall Flagg and the gathering forces of evil. As Mother Abigail reflects on her life's choices and prepares for visitors to Hemingford Home, she must face down the first attack from the dark man's minion...Spanning decades, it's the secret origin of one of Stephen King's greatest creations, True Believers!

32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99
©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved. Published by arrangement with The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.This graphic novel is produced under license from The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group and Stephen King.

HITMAN MONKEY #1

Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by DALIBOR TALIJIC
Cover by FRANK CHO

“The Legend of Hitman Monkey”
You’re digging him in this month’s issue of DEADPOOL and you want to know more about him?  How about his origin story? A troubled soul, set upon a path of vengeance he does not understand.  An assassin without equal, trained in the most secret of killing techniques.  A flesh and blood specter, haunting the killers of the world.  A monkey…with a gun.  Bear witness as the legend is born.  Hitman Monkey.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARVEL HEARTBREAKERS

Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN,
RICK SPEARS, KARL BOLLERS & JIM MCCANN
Penciled by LARA WEST, JAMES
CALLAHAN, HARVEY TOLIBAO
& DAVID LOPEZ
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO

This Valentine’s Day, drop that box of chocolates and satisfy the inner romantic with an oversized helping of heartache!  In these four spandex-ripping tales, the fabulous femmes of Marvel discover that there’s no such thing as love without tears…and that super powers won’t protect them from Cupid’s arrow! Will it be MJ Watson or Gwen Stacy that charges Peter Parker’s electrons? Can the girls of Nextwave survive a visit from the ghosts of boyfriends past? Is Snowbird in danger of letting her animal passions get the best of her? And must Dazzler choose between the stage and a certain fuzzy mutant hunk? Find out in this special filled with passion, power, and pain!

40 PGS./Rated T+…$3.99