Now that Yuu has decided to move into the haunted apartment building, he faces a whole new set of trouble when the movers arrive with his belongings. It seems his spectral neighbors have a very playful streak that makes just about everything hard for our poor Yuu. Scaring the movers, getting in his way, even pilfering a few Yuu's stuff are but a few of this month's ghostly antics! How much can Yuu take of this misbehavior?!
b&w, 32pg $2.95
JAY COMPANY COMICS
APHRODITE IX #1 PREVIEW EDITION WITH ORIGINAL COLOR SKETCH
by David Wohl & David Finch
Top Cow has a new titan, and her name is Aphrodite IX. Not only is this special convention preview the character's very first appearance, but each copy comes with an Original Color Sketch! Mini-series penciler, Clarence Lansing, details each of these books with inks, and green highlights, limited to just 100 copies! All come individually numbered, with a Certificate of Authenticity, and sealed in a protective bag.
b&w, 16pg MSRP: $69.99
TOMB RAIDER #20 2002 LIMITED CONVENTION EDITION
by Dan Jurgens & Andy Park
Jay Company presents a new line of micro premium editions! Fresh from its debut at the 2002 Pittsburgh Comic Con, Tomb Raider #20 is packaged with a brand new black-and-white cover, with art by Andy Park! Limited to only 500 copies worldwide, every copy comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, and sealed in a bag and board. Also available as a special signed edition.
REG.-FC, 22pg MSRP: $19.99
SGN.-FC, 22pg MSRP: $24.99
WITCHBLADE #53 WIZARD WORLD EAST LIMITED CONVENTION EDITION
by Paul Jenkins & Billy Tan
Another release in Jay Company's new line of micro premium editions! Fresh from its debut at the 2002 Wizard World East, Witchblade #53 is packaged with a brand new black and white cover, with art by Andy Park. Limited to only 500 copies worldwide, every copy comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, and sealed in a bag and board. Also available as a special signed edition.
Top Cow published one of the greatest crossovers of the modern era, featuring Marvel icon Wolverine, and Top Cow's own Witchblade, with art by Michael Turner. This special limited alternate cover was not originally available to retail stores, but is now ready to ship through Previews! All copies come complete with bag and board.
FC, 22pg MSRP: $12.99
ELF LIFE #4
by Carson Fire
The web's most popular fantasy comic ventures into print with this ongoing series comprised entirely of all-new material created by Carson Fire specifically for the comic book! You won't be able to see any of this on elflife.com, making it a must-read for existing Elf Life fans and newcomers alike.
b&w, 24pg $2.95
L33T: COMICS FOR GAMERS #6
The original 48-page format returns! Some of the web's best gaming-related comics team-up under one cover in L33T: Comics For Gamers! In this issue, more of Real Life, Ront & Mewn, Newshounds, Multi-Platform Gaming League, Adventurers!, and a gaggle of other kick-ass "comics for gamers!"
b&w, 48pg (Note Price) $4.95
KENZER & COMPANY
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #70
"I Know What You Role-Played Last Summer"-Though B.A., Brian, Bob, Dave, and Sara may play different characters in different games, their essential characteristics and hilarious interactions always shine through whatever roles they're playing. In addition to the comics, KoDT features articles about and for gamers from a gamer's perspective. A fantastic and hilarious slice of (fantasy) life in strips, and a funny, wonderful celebration of the gaming culture!
b&w, 80+pg (Note Price) $3.99
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: BLACK AND WHITE #2
by Jeff Limke & Rodrigo Pereira
The bold new era of D&D comics continues with this exciting six-issue mini-series! In this issue, safely away from Rel Mord, the half-Elf thief Tinélith and her friends believe themselves to be safe amongst the Nyrond countryside. Unfortunately for them, roadside bandits and tribes of ogres know the countryside, too! With nowhere to run to, and nowhere to hide, our heroes flee into the woods, where they unexpectedly come face-to-face with new friends... and old enemies.
b&w, 24pg (2 of 8) 2.99
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE: ILLUSTRATED #14
by Mark Plemmons & Brendon & Brian Fraim
In the latest issue of "Kill," see Knuckles try to pick up the pieces of his shattered group. A mysterious spell has turned what was once an incredible fighting force into a trio of terrifying toddlers! Can a dwarf thief really be a good babysitter? Or will he be lucky just to survive?!
b&w, 24pg 2.99
TONY DIGEROLAMO'S THE TRAVELERS #17
by DiGerolamo, Moreno, & Dunn
"P.O.W. Spells Trouble!"-As Beastlyville's war against the other kingdoms continues, our heroes try to cope with life in the army: bad food, bad comrades, and a dangerous suicide mission to boot! Can our heroes handle the dangers of becoming prisoners of war? Or will it be their captors who'll be sorry? Cover by D&D illustrator Tommy Castillo! Bimonthly.
b&w, 32pg 2.99
END TIMES: TIEMPOS FINALES VOLUME 1 #1
by Sam Hiti
The rain falls hard upon the town of San Pablo, and demon bounty hunter Mario Román hates getting wet. Follow his quest in ridding this town of the creatures that fester after skies go cold and dark. This is Sam Hiti's debut work, and all the art in this book was created by hand, without the aid of computers or rulers.
The second Tintin adventure, Tintin in the Congo shows narrative progress - there is a "unifying" story: Tintin, while visiting the Belgian African territory, learns of a conspiracy by a group of American gangsters to take over diamond production with the help of a local witchdoctor and defeats it. Hergé's style has progressed. He is now very familiar with the page-a-week format and knows that the last panel on the page is the "cliffhanger." This will become a standard feature in European comics of the post-War era. Although his depictions of Africa and its inhabitants are by today's standards completely outdated, at the time of publication (1930) it was not very different from the environment described in the pulps, Tarzan novels, and movies of popular culture. But Tintin is beyond unrealistic representations; he defends Right and Justice and will defend your rights whether you are an African or a European.
HC, 9x12, 124pg, b&w $19.95
FINDER FOOTNOTES #8
by Carla Speed McNeil
Lightspeed Press offers this three-pack for those who like their stories in bigger chunks. This pack contains the first half of "Dream Sequence" (Finder #23-25), and also includes "director's commentary" in the form of a booklet full of notes and illustrations. A great jumping-in point for this fast rising multiple Eisner-nominated book! Magri White has a whole world in his head. It's what he's been trained to do ever since he exhibited a talent for it. As far as he's concerned, he isn't a person, he's a place; a place where thousands of people throng to visit and explore via virtual reality. What's Magri to do when he finds out that the 'house' he's spent all his life building is haunted... by something he didn't put in there? Inside his very expensive piece of psychic real estate is a ravening monster bent on its total destruction. A very odd haunted-head story begins with "Dream Sequence!"
Pack (x3), b&w $10.00
DAWN EMERALD QUEEN PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE PRINT
A Previews Exclusive! Your favorite gorgeous goddess Dawn is back, lounging across a background of some of the symbols of her mythology. This classic good-girl centerfold pose, combined with the powerful "come hither" look on Dawn's face, makes for one sultry lithograph. Hotter than summer, and signed, numbered, and limited to just 1,500.
Lithograph, 20x16, FC $30.00
MAD SCIENCE MEDIA
An all-new anthology magazine featuring eight stories that run the gamut of genres. This first issue features a western, romance, humor, crime-noir, supernatural horror, and an autobiographical story, to name a few. Many of the stories are multi-episode serials, but each issue also includes self-contained stories. The average story is eight pages long. Plus, articles about comics and pop culture. This issue features an inking article by Klaus Janson and an article about breaking into comics. Cover by Walter Simonson.
Magazine, 64pg, FC $6.95
by Troy Little
"Patchwork" Chapter IV-Steven finds himself assaulted and interrogated in his apartment by two men believing him to be linked to a mysterious character by the name of Brian Miller. Don't miss the latest issue of the 2001 Xeric-winning comic, Chiaroscuro!
b&w, 24pg $2.75
The sixth installment of this exciting Brooklyn-based anthology features the new work of 22 celebrated and unknown artists alike, including Farel Dalrymple (Pop Gun War) Tomer Hanuka (Bipolar), James Jean (Vertigo cover artist), and Ralph Bakshi. At 128 pages, this book contains longer stories than ever, and in impressive variety of storytelling and artistic approaches.
SC, 5x7, 128pg, b&w (6 of 12) $7.00
MEDIA MARKET GROUP
DOJIN CHILL OUT 3RD JUNK
b&w, 40pg $4.95
DOJIN DOA KASUMI DEEP ADULT MATERIAL
A 1950s neutral watchdog group's function is to prevent unscrupulous governments from abusing scientific knowledge and endangering the preservation of peace in the world, group known as M.A.C.E. (Millionaire's Adventurer's Club Exclusive), is sent on an expedition to seek out and destroy Mextor, a genetically engineered half-human, half-animal hybrid who is a product of a Nazi inspired scientific experimentation. The heroes encounter spies, prehistoric monsters, and a mad scientist bent on carrying out a diabolical cloning project.
b&w, 40pg $3.95
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES # 5
by Peter Laird & Jim Lawson
Earth faces a new future now that the alien Utroms have arrived in New York... and Raphael and Michelangelo have a frightening encounter in the sewers!
SC, 52pg, b&w $10.00
KOLCHAK THE NIGHT STALKER: THE GET OF BELIAL GN
by Joe Gentile & Art Nichols
A much-rumored lost TV episode script has been found! When the show was over, there were a couple of scripts left lying around, unfilmed. Few people have ever laid eyes upon these puppies, but Moonstone has them now! Never-before-seen in any official form! Kolchak heads down to Winship County, West Virginia, to get the lowdown on a heated miner's strike. When the mine's bossman is violently torn to shreds, the obvious answer is that one of the hard-hats just couldn't take it anymore. The Medical Examiner rules it was a pick axe that did him in... a miner's tool. And when a striker is found murdered in the same manner? It must be retribution... right? Sure. Carl buys that one - and Kris Kringle flies around in a black helicopter on Christmas Eve! Cover by Doug Klauba. Squarebound.
SC, 7x10, 48pg, FC $6.95
WILD KINGDOM #14
by Various; edited by Edd Vick
SEE PREVIEWS ADULT FOR MORE INFORMATION.
b&w, 32pg $3.50
by Lewis Trondheim & Manu Larcenet
McConey is tried out as a supervisor in a very strange philanthropic enterprise: one that makes sure people act magnanimously. Sounds great but there just seems to be a catch somewhere... As for the little know-it-all brat Astronauts of the Future, they take it upon themselves to travel miles away to an anti-matter laboratory that might provide the answer: is everybody else robot or alien?
HOUSE OF JAVA VOLUME 2 HC
by Mark Murphy
The newest collection of warm slice of life stories without the cynicism. Some melancholic, some hopeful, some humorous, all keenly and quietly observant. Main stories include "Steven," exploring the blurry line between friendship and love between two comics fans; "Tide Pools," where a visiting student encounters a girl, with an itch to move on and out of her small town life but no gumption to go through with it; the particularly remarkable "May 27th," which brings a student social worker face to face with delinquency brought on by lower class despair; and "The Burial," with its aura of mystery, in which a terrible secret is literally unearthed turning it into an insightful revelation. Collects issues #1-4.
HC, 6x9, 96pg, b&w $15.95
SEE PREVIEWS ADULT FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Magazine, 8x11, 48pg, b&w $4.95
BRUTAL PLANET # 2
by Matt Kimball & Dark One
Talgat Thikskin almost finds himself defeated once more. But a mysterious monk comes to his aid in the nick of time. But is it enough time to save Thikskin? Once again Kimball and Dark One give you another ball numbing issue jammed packed with action and adventure and pure carnage.
b&w, 24pg $2.99
WILDFLOWER: TRIBAL SCREAMS # 3
by Billy Martinez & Mickey Clausen
King La Droon is very unhappy of the offering that Poemar has given him. Unfortunately, for Poemar he must hunt down the most feared creature known to the lands just to make the king happy and of course if he wants to get paid. Also in this issue Henna and Cassandra find themselves surrounded by a group of female Amazon-like warriors. But are the two of them enough to defeat them in combat? And will this cost them valuable time in their quest to stop Poemar?
b&w, 24pg $2.99
NEW DIMENSION COMICS
SPIDER-GIRL #50 OLLIFFE SKETCHED EDITION
This edition features an original sketch and autograph by series artist Pat Olliffe! Comes with a certificate and is limited to 99.
NEW ENGLAND COMICS
TERROR IN AMERICA! #1
by Ron Ledwell
Suitcase nukes. Horrific chemical and biological weapons. Martial law. What does the future hold for the United States in the wake of the recent terror attacks on our country? Terror in America! explores the possibilities. The new "patriot" and "terror" laws passed by Congress confer broad unilateral powers to government forces to "manage" the people: regional quarantine, obligatory movement and relocation of civilians, forced recruitment of labor battalions, forced inoculations against the danger of biological attacks. Thousands of terrorists may already be in place in the United States, waiting for orders to attack. Our government leaders have already warned us of this dire, potential threat to our safety, security, and independence. Can the American way of life survive this challenge? Can our culture and economic system bear these threats in their present forms? Explore these many challenging issues in this and future issues of Terror in America!
JASON & THE ARGOBOTS #1
by J. Torres & Mike Norton
What young boy doesn't wish for his very own giant robot? Every kid fantasizes of a mechanized friend that can tower over bullies and adults alike, take you to strange new places, and basically make you into the coolest kid on earth. Well, Jason's dreams are about to come true, or at least that's what he thinks when he finds a giant cybernetic hand sticking out of a crevasse near his desert home. What will his inventor grandfather and stubborn kid sister think of his ultimate toy? And what other trouble will the earthquakes that unearthed the giant machine man cause? Find out in this new series of mechanized myth and mayhem by writer J. Torres (Alison Dare, Sidekicks) and artist Mike Norton (The Waiting Place, G.I. Joe)!
b&w, 32pg (1 of 4) $2.95
JETCAT CLUBHOUSE TP
by Jay Stephens
There are no rules in the Jetcat Clubhouse, unless you count the mandate to have a good time. But what can you expect from a secret society that includes the world's youngest rock star, an eight-year-old super-hero, a dead boy king, and a monkey from outer space with bowel-control problems? This hilarious collection of stories combines the best of cartooning with the wildest realms of imagination. Whether it's Oddette fighting big monsters through song, Tutenstein searching for what's going bump in the night, or Jetcat forming her own super-hero team, the Two-Fisted Five, Jetcat Clubhouse is a guaranteed laugh for kids of any age - be they in elementary school or the old folk's home. So, get your membership card, make sure to remember the secret password, and join the club! Jay Stephens is the acclaimed underground cartoonist behind the classic Land of Nod and Atomic City Tales comic books. Jetcat Clubhouse is his take on all-ages fun!
SC, 6x8, 80pg, PC $10.95
by DeFilippis, Weir, Hurtt, & Dela Cruz; covers by Talon
The killer's trail takes Officer Adakai and Special Agent Haworth across America. Jumping from town to town, and body to body, the murderer manages to stay one step ahead of the law, leaving a string of dead skin and bleeding bodies behind him. Meanwhile, pressure from Washington begins to wreak havoc on the investigation. Writers Nunzio DeFilippis (Detective Comics) and Christina Weir are creating a special amalgam of gruesome crime and spooky horror with Skinwalker, aided perfectly by the clean pencils of Brian Hurtt (Queen & Country) and the digital tones of Arthur Dela Cruz (Kissing Chaos). Covers by Durwin Talon (Batman: Officer Down).
b&w, 32pg (3 of 4) $2.95
HOPELESS SAVAGES: GROUND ZERO #3
Things have gone from awful to scabrous for our poor little Zero. All of her attempts to woo cutie-pie Ginger have met with dismal failure, and she's crossed her parents one too many times, making the grounding nearly permanent. Thankfully, her siblings are there to handle some of the heat, and the parental units lighten up and give permission to rehearse with her band for the upcoming school assembly. But given her luck these days, is there any question that more comedic calamity lies ahead? This sequel to the Eisner-nominated original series is sure to please any fans of the original. Written by Jen Van Meter, illustrated by Bryan O'Malley, and featuring a special flashback into Twitch's romantic history, illustrated by Blue Monday's Chynna Clugston-Major. Covers by Black Cat artist Terry Dodson!
b&w, 32pg (3 of 4) $2.95
MUTANT, TEXAS: TALES OF SHERIFF IDA RED #3
by Paul Dini & J. Bone
Someone has been doing away with the citizens of Mutant, Texas and fledgling super heroine Ida Red is determined to bring the marauder to justice. Ida's search takes her deep into mysterious Moanin' Mesa, and to a terrifying confrontation with the creature that could become her fiercest enemy or greatest ally. From Paul Dini and J. Bone, the Eisner-nominated team behind Jingle Belle: The Mighty Elves. This issue also features a special back cover painting by comics legend Gray Morrow.
b&w, 32pg (3 of 4) $2.95
QUEEN & COUNTRY #11
by Greg Rucka & Leandro Fernandez
Time is running out for British Security Section Minder Tara Chace. With her informant MIA and the GIA terrorist organization on her trail, it's time for Tara to get out of Rome and return home. Meanwhile, back in London, Crocker is plotting his next move and a smitten Ed Kittering eagerly awaits Tara's imminent return. But as Ed's feelings for Tara become more obvious will Wallace step in to put a stop to their foolhardy office romance? And with nothing but circumstantial evidence and four-day-old intelligence, can Crocker's team piece together the details of this terrorist plot before it can be executed?
b&w, 32pg $2.95
SHOT CALLERZ #3
by Gary Phillips & Brett Weldele
Phil Tangiers did everything he could to disappear. He changed his name. He moved halfway across the country. He started a new life living off of his ill-earned fortunes. He thought he was set for the long haul. He didn't count on his double-crossed ex-lover, Nea, even being alive, much less on his trail like a hawk on a field mouse. The hunt is on! But can Nea find him before the gangsta they ripped off finds her? It's a race to riches by veteran crime novelist Gary Phillips and mixed-media maven Brett Weldele!
b&w, 32pg (3 of 4) $2.95
CUT MY HAIR ILLUSTRATED NOVEL
by Rich, Watson, Morse, Winick, French, & Clugston-Major; cover by Allred
Mason is young, and he hangs out with kids that are into bad music and bad haircuts. He lives in sunny California, where he spends his nights acting stupid in punk rock clubs and his days aimlessly reading comics and listening to tunes. The two most important things in his life are the girl who makes his heart beat at erratic speeds and the band with the strange boy he knows from high school - both of whom lead lives far more interesting than the one he leads himself. Unfortunately, his life is about to come crashing down on him in a barrage of angry fists and stomping feet. Everything is going to change.
SC, 6x9, 236pg, b&w $15.95
OUTCROSS MAGAZINE #1
Each issue features hot celebrity and band interviews, movie and music reviews, insight and updates on the latest anime, and at least three comic book stories from fantasy to sci-fi, mystery, and everything in between. Outcross Magazine promises to give fans what they've come to expect from an entertainment magazine with a few surprises that you wouldn't. Quarterly.
Magazine, 96pg, PC $4.95
DECOY: STORM OF THE CENTURY #2
by Scalera, Huddleston, Garcia, & Moussa; cover by Chiodo
The storm flooding the streets of Dolphin City cannot compare to the turbulence brewing beneath Decoy's green skin. A frightening, underground encounter starts an evolution for the shape-shifter that threatens the safety of his friend and roommate, Officer Luck. But as the crime-fighting duo discovers, monsters don't always lurk in hidden, dark places. They walk the streets and use the telephone the same as everyone. Featuring a painted cover by Spectrum Award winner Joe Chiodo and a five-page bonus story with art by Pablo Villalobos.
FC, 32pg (2 of 4) $2.95
THE VICTORIAN #14
by St. Aubin, Moussa, & Wein; cover by Adams
This issue starts with the answer to a long-standing mystery. Wiston FitzRandolph will finally discover the identity of the top-hatted figure who has haunted his dreams since childhood. The revelation, however, shocks the ex-professor beyond belief. He has finally reached the end of his life-long obsession only to discover that his journey has just begun. Keep your seats as Trainor Houghton's story of The Victorian continues with the enchanting word smithing of Len Wein (X-Men, Swamp Thing), and a captivating painted cover by acclaimed artist Neal Adams. When the curtain rises again this summer, The Victorian's world will be cloaked in shadows and smoke.