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AMERICAN JESUS TP VOL 01 CHOSEN
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American Jesus

Written by MARK MILLAR
art & cover PETER GROSS

From the writer of WAR HEROES, KICK ASS and the Universal hit, WANTED! It's the next MARK MILLAR graphic novel set to become a feature film! AMERICAN JESUS, VOL. 1: CHOSEN follows a twelve-year-old boy who suddenly discovers he's the returned Jesus Christ. He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk and perhaps even raise the dead. How will he deal with the destiny to lead the world in a conflict thousands of years in the making?

BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP
DC COMICS
Batman

Written by Frank Miller; Art and Cover by Miller and Klaus Janson

It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now as his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenage female Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman, in a battle that only one of them will survive. This collection is hailed as a comics masterpiece and was responsible for the launch of the Batman movies.

BATMAN DARK VICTORY TP
DC COMICS
Batman

Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Tim Sale
Reoffered to coincide with CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME. Written as the sequel to the critically acclaimed BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, this trade paperback continues to the tell the story of an early time in Batman's life when James Gordon, Harvey Dent, and the vigilante himself were all just beginning their roles as Gotham's protectors.

BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP
DC COMICS
Batman

Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams

The epic crime thriller that rejuvenated The Caped Crusader is now available in one place as a trade paperback! In this story of murder, mystery and romance, Batman sets out on a simple mission to discover the identity of the mysterious villain wreaking havoc in his life known as Hush. But Batman ends up facing possibly the most intense case of his life as secrets from his past flood into the present, and the most notorious villains to ever haunt Gotham City's street attack simultaneously! Guest-starring The Dark Knight's greatest allies and enemies, this collection features BATMAN #608-619 as well as the 6-page segment from Wizard #0 and a 2-page
origin story that originally appeared at dccomics.com.

BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC
DC COMICS
Batman

Written by Alan Moore & Brian Bolland
Art and cover by Brian Bolland
The classic Batman tale by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland returns in an all-new special
edition! This edition - celebrating the 20th anniversary of the landmark work - features all-new coloring by Bolland, and includes the story "An Innocent Guy," previously featured in BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE!

BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP
DC COMICS
Batman

Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Tim Sale
Reoffered to coincide with CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME, this volume collects the acclaimed first Batman work by the Loeb/Sale team! Taking place during Batman's early days of crime fighting, this collection tells the story of a mysterious killer who murders his prey only on holidays.

BATMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE SC
DC COMICS
Batman

Written by Frank Miller
Art and cover by David Mazucchelli
A new softcover edition of one of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman
adventures ever! In addition to telling the entire dramatic story of Batman's first year fighting crime, this collection includes loads of reproductions of original pencils, script pages,
promotional art, unseen Mazzucchelli Batman art and more!

BOYS TP VOL 01 NAME OF THE GAME
DYNAMIC FORCES
Boys

by Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson
In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, someone's got to make sure the "supes" don't get out of line. Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother's Milk, The Frenchman, and The Female are The Boys, a CIA-backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most dangerous force on Earth - superpower! Volume 1 collects the controversial first six issues, and Volume 2 collects issues #7-14, featureing the "legend" the story of the Tek-Knight and the team's journey to frozen Russia!

CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 01 DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA
MARVEL COMICS
Captain America

Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by STEVE EPTING
Cover by STEVE EPTING
"The quintessential American super hero is dead." - U.S. News & World Report
Leaping from the final pages of CIVIL WAR, this is the biggest Cap story that Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting have yet to tell - guaranteed to stun readers and send shockwaves through the entire Marvel Universe! As repercussions ripple outward, the Winter Soldier finally chooses a side - his own. But what are the Red Skull and his minions up to behind the scenes? Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA #25-30.

CIVIL WAR TP
MARVEL COMICS
Civil War

Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it's time to choose: Whose side are you on?
A conflict has been brewing for more than a year, threatening to pit friend against friend,
brother against brother - and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives
and ignite the fuse! As the war claims its first victims, no one is safe as teams, friendships and families begin to fall apart. The crossover that rewrites the rules, CIVIL WAR stars Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon! Collecting CIVIL WAR #1-7.

CRIMINAL TP VOL 01 COWARD
MARVEL COMICS
Criminal

Acclaimed as one of the best new series of 2006, the first edition of Harvey Award Winning Best Writer Ed Brubaker and Scream Award Winning Best Artist Sean Phillips ground-breaking new series is finally here! Collecting the sold-out and hard-to-find first arc "Coward" promises to be one of the trade highlights of the year, and readers of these white-hot creators other projects, such as Daredevil, Captain America, and Marvel Zombies will not want to miss it!
Coward is the story of Leo, a man who can plan and execute almost any heist, but only if he can convinced the plan is safe enough. But sometimes the reward is worth the risk, and when a woman from Leo's past comes to him with a sure-fire score to nab a few million worth of diamonds from Police Evidence, all his rules and cautions go right out the window. But in the world Leo lives in, as he may soon learn, those rules may be the only thing keeping him alive.

DMZ TP VOL 01 ON THE GROUND
DC COMICS
DMZ

Written by Brian Wood
Art by Wood & Riccardo Burchielli
Cover by Wood
From indie comics icon Brian Wood (Demo, Channel Zero, GLOBAL FREQUENCY) and up-and-coming Italian artist Riccardo Burchielli (John Doe) comes the first volume of DMZ, collecting the first 5 issues of the series about the ultimate embedded war journalist trapped in a most unlikely war zone: the streets of New York City. In the near future, America's worst nightmare has come true. With military adventurism overseas bogging down the Army and National Guard, the U.S. government mistakenly neglects the very real threat of anti-establishment militias scattered across the 50 states. Like a sleeping giant, Middle America rises up and violently pushes its way to the shining seas, coming to a standstill at the line in the sand - Manhattan or, as the world now knows it, the DMZ. Matty Roth, a naïve young man and aspiring photojournalist, lands a dream gig following a veteran war journalist into the heart of the DMZ. Things soon go terribly wrong, and Matty finds himself lost and alone in a world he's only seen on television. There, he is faced with a choice: try to find a way off the island, or make his career with an assignment most journalists would kill for. But can he survive in a war zone long enough to report the truth?

DORIS DANGER GIANT MONSTER ADVENTURES TP
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Doris Danger

(W/A) Chris Wisnia
As a teen, photo-journalist Doris Danger was abducted by a giant monster. Ever since, she's had a burning desire to prove the existence of giant monsters, but has been unable to prove her beliefs by snapping an indisputable photograph. While she has convinced many, she has also met many who doubt, try to disprove, or even lie, manipulate, and cover up evidence. Doris Danger crosses the X-Files with the famous Lee/Kirby giant monster comics, with a little bit of Godzilla thrown in for good measure!

EX MACHINA TP VOL 01 THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS
DC COMICS
Ex Machina

Written by Brian K. Vaughan; Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister; Cover by Harris

From Wizard Magazine's Top Ten writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: THE LAST MAN) and Eisner Award-winning artist Tony Harris (STARMAN) comes a collection of one of the most critically acclaimed new series of the year, featuring a gorgeous new cover by Harris! THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS collects the first five issues of this stellar ongoing political thriller, including the extra-sized origin of the super-heroic Great Machine, as well as the 4-part "State of Emergency." Set in our modern-day world, EX MACHINA tells the story of civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America's first living, breathing super-hero after a strange accident gives him amazing
powers. Eventually Mitchell tires of risking his life merely to maintain the status quo, retires
from masked crimefighting and runs for mayor of New York City, winning by a landslide. But Mayor Hundred has to worry about more than just budget problems and an antagonistic governor, especially when a mysterious hooded figure begins assassinating plow drivers during the worst snowstorm in the city's history!

FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE
DC COMICS
Fables

Written by Bill Willingham; Art by Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha and Craig Hamilton; Painted Cover by James Jean

When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building called Fabletown. But
when Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Fabletown's
sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the killer is Bluebeard, Rose's
ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.

GIRLS TP VOL 01 CONCEPTION
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Girls

written by JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover by JONATHAN LUNA
Ethan Daniels is a typical bachelor who suffers from one, infallible truth: dealing with the opposite sex can be complicated. One night, he bumps into a mysterious woman who will change his life... and maybe even the world.

GOTHAM CENTRAL HC VOL 01 IN THE LINE OF DUTY
DC COMICS
Gotham Central
Written by Ed Brubaker & Greg Rucka
Art and cover by Michael Lark
The first ten issues of the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning series is collected in hardcover for the first time! Written by Ed Brubaker (Captain America) and Greg Rucka (DETECTIVE COMICS, 52), this series pitted the detectives of Gotham City's Special Crimes Unit against the city's greatest villains - in the shadow of Batman himself.
HELLBLAZER ORIGINAL SINS TP
DC COMICS
Hellblazer

Written by Jamie Delano; Art by John Ridgway and Alfredo Alcala

John Constantine is an unconcerned, somewhat amoral occultist with a British working-class background. He's a hero, of sorts, who manages to come out on top through a combination of luck, trickery, and genuine magical skill. The ORIGINAL SINS collection is a loosely connected series of tales of John's early years where Constantine was at his best and at his worst, all at the same time.

HELLBOY TP SEED OF DESTRUCTION
DARK HORSE COMICS
Hellboy

" ... Hellboy is a brilliant example of how to elevate the comic of the future to a higher literary level while achieving a higher pitch of excitement." -Robert Bloch, from his introduction

HULK TP PLANET HULK
MARVEL COMICS
Hulk

Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN, AARON LOPRESTI, GRAY FRANK
& TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
Cover by LADRÖNN
A whole new world of hurt! Betrayed by Earth's heroes and exiled into outer space, the man-
monster Hulk has landed on the distant planet Sakaar, ruled by the tyrannical Red King. Sold into slavery, Hulk becomes the Green Scar, the planet's mightiest gladiator - but his new masters get more than they bargained for when he forges a bond of brotherhood with his fellow fighters: crafty insectoid Miek, the horrific Brood, wise rock-man Korg, shadow warrior Hiroim, noble-born rebel Elloe and her loyal guardsman Skee. Together, these gladiators start a revolution that could change their entire world - or destroy it. It's savage sci-fi fantasy by award-winning writer Greg Pak, guest-starring the Silver Surfer! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK #92-105, PLANET HULK: GLADIATOR GUIDEBOOK, and material from AMAZING FANTASY #15 and GIANT-SIZE HULK #1.

IDENTITY CRISIS TP
DC COMICS
Identity Crisis

Written by Brad Meltzer
Art and cover by Rags Morales & Michael Bair
The best-selling, critically acclaimed comics event written written by New York Times best-
selling author Brad Meltzer (GREEN ARROW) with art by Rags Morales & Michael Bair (WONDER WOMAN) is now available in a stunning softcover edition! This volume collects 2004's evocative 7-issue miniseries that took all-too-human look into the lives of super-heroes, and the terrible price they pay for doing good. When the spouse of a JLA member is brutally murdered, the entire super-hero community searches for the killer, fearing their own loved ones may be the next targets! But before the mystery is fully solved, a number of long-buried secrets rise to the surface, threatening to tear apart and divide the heroes before they can bring the mysterious killer to justice.

INVINCIBLE TP VOL 01 FAMILY MATTERS
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Invincible

story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CORY WALKER & BILL CRABTREE
Mark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age. The only major difference being that his dad is the most powerful superhero on the planet! And, Mark seems to be inheriting his father's powers! See Mark thwart super-villains, alien invasions and all sorts of craziness, as he gets the hang of all this superheroing stuff. COLLECTS INVINCIBLE #1-4.

IRREDEEMABLE
TP VOL 01
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT

Irredeemable

(W) Mark Waid (A) Peter Krause
Irredeemable dares to ask the question: what if the world's greatest hero decided to become the
world's greatest villain? The world's most powerful hero, Plutonian, is systematically destroying the allies he once called friends, the villains he once defeated, and the past he has locked away. What would drive a hero to become the villain he dedicated his life to defeat? A "twilight of the superheroes"-style story that examines super-villains from the writer of Kingdom Come.

JACK OF FABLES TP VOL 01 NEARLY GREAT ESCAPE
DC COMICS
Jack Of Fables

Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by James Jean
The first five issues of the popular FABLES spin-off series are collected in this amazing new volume! Last seen hitchhiking from Hollywood, Jack's now a wayward Fable in the heartland of America. His extreme road stories and encounters with other notorious, renegade Fables are just a few of the situations in store for this fan-favorite character.

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JTHM

(W/A) Jhonen Vasquez
Dark and disturbingly funny, JTHM follows the adventures of Johnny (you can call him Nny), who lives with a pair of styrofoam doughboys that encourage his madness, a wall that constantly needs a fresh coat of blood, and his victims in various states of torture! Collecting issues #1-7 of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac.

JOKER HC
DC COMICS
Joker
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Lee Bermejo & Mick Gray
Cover by Lee Bermejo
In the all-new, hardcover original graphic novel JOKER, writer Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS)
and artist Lee Bermejo (HELLBLAZER covers) - the creative team behind the acclaimed miniseries LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL - show an even darker and more disturbing side to the most dangerous man in Gotham: The Joker. After yet another stint in Arkham Asylum, The Joker finds "his city" divided among mobsters and costumed villains. Not content to settle for a piece of the pie, The Joker vows to take back the whole damn enchilada by any means necessary. Look for appearances by a slew of Gotham's most
wanted, including gritty takes on Two-Face, Riddler, Killer Croc, Penguin, Harley Quinn and even Batman!
JOSS WHEDONS FRAY FUTURE SLAYER TP
DARK HORSE COMICS
Fray

JOSS WHEDON/KARL MOLINE/ANDY OWENS
Hundreds of years in the future, Manhattan has become a deadly slum, run by mutant crime-lords and disinterested cops. Stuck in the middle is a young girl who thought she had no future, but learns she has a great destiny. In a world so poisoned that it doesn't notice the monsters on its streets, how can a street kid like Fray unite a fallen city against a demonic plot to consume mankind? Joss Whedon, the celebrated creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, brings his vision to the future in this unique tale. As inventive in the comics medium as in that of television or film, Whedon spins a complex tale of a skilled thief coming of age without the help of friends or
family, guided only by a demonic Watcher.

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL TP VOL 01
DC COMICS
JLI

Written by Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Kevin Maguire, Terry Austin & Al Gordon
Cover by Kevin Maguire & Terry Austin
Collecting the classic JUSTICE LEAGUE #1-6 and JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #7! Can an unlikely new Justice League lineup work as a unit to stop terrorists at the U.N., the Royal Flush Gang, and other threats - or will they succumb to squabbling and bad jokes?

KINGDOM COME TP
DC COMICS
Kingdome Come
Written by Mark Waid
Art and cover by Alex Ross
Eisner Award-winning artist Alex Ross provides an amazing new cover painting for this new
edition of KINGDOM COME, which features a deluxe foldout cover only on its first printing!
This is the unforgettable, best-selling tale of
a world spinning inexorably out of control. Waid and Ross weave a tale of youth versus
experience, tradition versus change, and what defines a hero. KINGDOM COME is a riveting epic that pits the old guard - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and their allies - against a new, uncompromising generation of heroes.
MARVEL 1602 TP
MARVEL COMICS
Marvel 1602

Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Penciled by ANDY KUBERT
Cover by SCOTT MCKOWEN
The year is 1602, and strange things are stirring in England. In the service of Queen Elizabeth, court magician Dr. Stephen Strange senses that the bizarre weather plaguing the skies above is not of natural origin. Her majesty's premier spy, Sir Nicholas Fury, fends off an assassination attempt on the Queen by winged warriors rumored to be in service to a mad despot named Doom. News is spreading of "witchbreed" sightings - young men bearing fantastic superhuman powers and abilities. And in the center of the rising chaos is Virginia Dare, a young girl newly arrived from the New World, guarded by a towering Indian warrior. Can Fury and his allies find a connection to these unusual happenings before the whole world ends? In MARVEL 1602, award-winning writer Neil Gaiman presents a unique vision of the Marvel Universe set four hundred years in the past. Classic Marvel icons such as the X-Men, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and Daredevil appear in this intriguing world of 17th- century science and sorcery, instantly familiar to readers, yet subtly different in this new time. MARVEL 1602 combines classic Marvel action and adventure with the historically accurate setting of Queen Elizabeth's reign to create a unique series unlike any other published by Marvel Comics. Collecting MARVEL 1602 #1-8.

MARVEL ZOMBIES TP
MARVEL COMICS
Marvel Zombies
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Penciled by SEAN PHILLIPS
Covers by ARTHUR SUYDAM
"Robert Kirkman just knocked the ball out of the park and made this book his own" - Mark Millar (The Ultimates)
It first came from the skies - a horrific virus that turned nearly every man, woman and child on Earth into undead zombies. Even Marvel's greatest heroes - including Captain America, Spider-Man and the Hulk - have succumbed, driven only by one mindless goal: to feed on human flesh. But with only a small number of survivors remaining against this unstoppable tide of hunger, what happens when the zombie's finally run out of humans to eat?! Comic-book fans devoted enough to read only Marvel titles have long been dubbed "Marvel Zombies," but even the most passionate reader could not have predicted the astounding success of this series. Writer Robert Kirkman, known for his best-selling horror series The Walking Dead, crafts a shocking, spellbinding tale of a Marvel Universe infected by a worldwide zombie plague. Veteran artist Sean Phillips fleshes out Kirkman's tale, ably transforming once-familiar Marvel heroes into disturbing visions of decaying flesh and rotting bones. Collecting MARVEL ZOMBIES #1-5.
MARVELS TP
MARVEL COMICS
Marvels
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Penciled by ALEX ROSS
Cover by ALEX ROSS
"MARVELS is a giant leap forward in the evolution of illustrated literature." -- Stan Lee
Welcome to New York. Here, burning figures roam the streets, men in brightly colored costumes scale the glass and concrete walls, and creatures from space threaten to devour our world. This is the Marvel Universe, where the ordinary and fantastic interact daily. This is the world of Marvels. Collecting MARVELS #0-4.

MOUSE GUARD TP FALL 1152
RANDOM HOUSE

Mouse Guard

by David Petersen
First published in 2006 as a six-issue comics series, Mouse Guard quickly became a surprise hit, enchanting readers of all ages. Its beautiful artwork and engaging animal heroes recall the work of Beatrix Potter, while the narrative has all the dark grandeur of The Lord of the Rings. A thrilling story of heroism, loyalty, and betrayal, Mouse Guard is a major fantasy epic - in miniature. Villard's magnificent trade paperback edition collects the entire six-issue series and features an epilogue, maps, and an inside look at the world of Mouse Guard - plus never-before-published bonus materials.

NORTHLANDERS TP VOL 01 SVEN THE RETURNED
DC COMICS
Northlanders

Written by Brian Wood
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Cover by Massimo Carnevale
In this first volume collecting NORTHLANDERS #1-8, DMZ writer Brian Wood stabs Viking lore in the face with a fresh take on what it means to be a warrior. Meet Sven, an exiled Viking prince who must return to the desolate lands of his birth to reclaim his vast inheritance upon the death of his father. See why Entertainment Weekly calls it "a well-reserched, richly realized world that illuminates politics and culture without getting bogged down in history-book stuff."

100 BULLETS TP VOL 01 FIRST SHOT LAST CALL
DC COMICS
100 Bullets

Written by Brian Azzarello; Art by Eduardo Risso, and Dave Johnson

In this dark and intriguing trade paperback, the mysterious Agent Graves approaches ordinary
citizens and gives them an opportunity to exact revenge on a person that has wronged them.
Offering his clients an attaché case containing proof of the deed and a gun, he guarantees his
"clients" full immunity for all of their actions, including murder. In these opening chapters,
Dizzy Cordova, a Latina gangbanger who has just finished a prison sentence, is given the chance to avenge her family's murders, and a downtrodden bartender receives the opportunity to exact revenge against the woman that ruined his life.

PAX ROMANA TP VOL 01
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Pax Romana

story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art & cover JONATHAN HICKMAN
From the mind of comic book innovator JONATHAN HICKMAN, comes the exhilarating time-traveling epic: PAX ROMANA. The creator of THE NIGHTLY NEWS brings his unique sensibility to science
fiction and the result is a visually stunning look at a new history of the world.

PAX ROMANA tells the tale of 5000 men sent on an impossible mission to change the past and save the future.

Collects issues PAX ROMANA #1-4.

PHONOGRAM TP VOL 01 RUE BRITANNA
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Phonogram

story KIERON GILLEN
art & cover JAMIE McKELVIEBritannia is ten years dead. Phonomancer David Kohl hadn't spared his old patron a thought for almost as long... at which point his mind starts to unravel. Can he discover what's happened to the Mod-Goddess of Britpop while there's still something of himself left? Dark modern-fantasy in a world where music is magic, where a song can save your life or end it.

Collects PHONOGRAM #1-6

POWERS TP VOL 01 WHO KILLED RETRO GIRL
IMAGE COMICS
Powers

From Image Comics. Heroes glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire. Flamboyant villains attempt daring daylight robberies. God-like alien creatures clash in epic battle over the nighttime sky. And on the dirty city streets below, Homicide Detective Christian Walker does his job. Detective Christian Walker has to investigate the shocking murder of one of the most popular super-heroes the world has ever known: Retro Girl. Walker is teamed up with spunky rookie Detective Deena Pilgrim, and the murder investigation takes them from the seediest underbelly a
city has to offer, to the gleaming towers that are home to immortal beings. As shocking, hidden truths about Retro Girl come to light, Walker finds that to solve this crime, he might have to reveal his own dark secret.

PREACHER TP VOL 01 GONE TO TEXAS
DC COMICS
Preacher

Written by Garth Ennis
Art by Steve Dillon
Cover by Glenn Fabry
A new edition of the classic collection featuring the landmark PREACHER #1-7!
Jesse Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country joined by his girlfriend Tulip and the hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy.

PRIDE OF BAGHDAD HC & TPB
DC COMICS
Pride of Baghdad

Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art and cover by Niko Henrichon
From one of America's most acclaimed comics writers - a startlingly original look at life on
the streets of Baghdad during the Iraq War inspired by true events.
In his award-winning work on Y: THE LAST MAN and EX MACHINA (one of Entertainment Weekly's 2005 Ten Best Fiction titles), writer Brian K. Vaughan has displayed an understanding of both the cost of survival and the political nuances of the modern world. Now, in this provocative graphic novel, Vaughan examines life on the streets of war-torn Iraq. The experience is made all the more evocative by the lush, spectacular artwork of Niko Henrichon (BARNUM!).
In the spring of 2003, a pride of lions escaped from the Baghdad Zoo during an American
bombing raid. Lost and confused, hungry but finally free, the four lions roamed the decimated streets of Baghdad in a desperate struggle for their lives. In documenting the plight of the lions, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD raises questions about the true meaning of liberation - can it be given, or is it earned only through self-determination and sacrifice? And in the end, is it truly better to die free than to live life in captivity?
Based on a true story, Vaughan and Henrichon have created a unique and heartbreaking window into the nature of life during wartime, illuminating this struggle as only the graphic novel can.

PROJECT SUPERPOWERS HC/TPB VOL 01
DYNAMIC FORCES
Project Superpowers
by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger, Stephen Sadowski, Doug Klauba & Carlos Paul
It was the beginning of the Age of the Superpowers, yet with the closing of the Second World War, this new spark seemingly flickered and died. Until now! Now the story can be told of the great missing Superpowers - men and women with incredible abilities who changed forever the course of human history, and who had been thought forever lost! All eight issues (#0-7) of the blockbuster series.
PUNISHER MAX TP VOL 01 IN THE BEGINNING
MARVEL COMICS
Punisher

Written by GARTH ENNIS
Pencils by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
Prepare to be punished! For the first time ever, Marvel's one-man-army takes center stage in a
no-holds-barred Mature Readers series! Writer Garth Ennis and artist Lewis LaRosa take PUNISHER to the MAX - literally - as the hunter becomes the hunted! Frank Castle's old associate Micro is back, and he's after Frank. But first, he's got an offer for Frank that he'd better not refuse. Get ready for blazing bullets, bloodbaths and bold beginnings... Collects PUNISHER #1-6.

PUNISHER PREM HC WELCOME BACK FRANK
MARVEL COMICS
Punisher
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
The bestselling saga that redefined one of the Marvel Universe's most unique characters! Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon deliver a wild ride of innovative chaos, reinstating the Punisher as an unstoppable force dispensing his vigilante justice on the streets of New York City. But not everyone is happy to see him return: Two unlucky cops draw the unenviable task of capturing him, while the ruthless Ma Gnucci and her gang will stop at nothing to see him dead. The Punisher also must contend with nosy neighbors and the rise of three copycats - the Holy, Elite and Mr. Payback - who want him to join their crime-cleansing force. Collecting PUNISHER (2000) #1-12.
REX MUNDI TP VOL 01 GUARDIAN O/T TEMPLE
DARK HORSE COMICS
Rex Mundi

A quest for the Holy Grail unlike any you've ever seen begins here-in a world where the American Civil War ended in a stalemate, the Catholic Church controls Europe, and sorcery determines political power!

When a medieval scroll disappears from a Paris church, Doctor Julien Saunière investigates,
uncovering a series of horrific ritual murders and an ancient secret society. Julien cannot let
these shadowy figures retreat into the darkness, lest they take up their killing once again. His investigation turns into a one-man quest into the bizarre secrets of the Catholic Church.

Collects issues 0-5 of the Image Comics series.

ROBERTS TP
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Roberts

story WAYNE CHINSANG
art & cover ERIK ROSE

The Boston Strangler and the Zodiac Killer are alive and well, living amongst the old and dying
of The Shady Lane Retirement Center. Surrounded by bingo tournaments and tea times, these two notorious serial killers quietly trade "war stories" about their golden years, two seemingly parallel pasts filled with violence and victims. But while friendly on the outside, they're both masters at deception. And when one of them comes clean with a secret, the other struggles internally about... murder!
Collects both critically acclaimed 48-page issues, as well as 48 pages of extras, including back-and-forth correspondence between the author and serial killers Richard Ramirez and Charles Manson... plus much more!

SANDMAN TP
DC COMICS
Sandman

Written by Neil Gaiman; Art by Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, and Malcolm Jones, III; Painted Cover by Dave McKean

A wizard attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. Fearful for his safety, the wizard kept him imprisoned in a glass bottle for decades. After his escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On the way, Morpheus encounters Lucifer and demons from Hell, the Justice League, and John Constantine, the Hellblazer. This book also includes the story "The Sound of Her Wings" which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl, Death.

SCALPED TP
DC COMICS
Scalped

Written by Jason Aaron
Art by R.M. Guera
Cover by Jock
Jason Aaron, the hot new writer of the critically acclaimed series THE OTHER SIDE, teams with gritty artist R.M. Guéra for an intense crime drama that mixes organized crime with current Native American culture. This special low-priced volume collects the first five issues of the riveting Vertigo series SCALPED.
Fifteen years ago, Dashiell "Dash" Bad Horse ran away from a life of abject poverty and utter
hopelessness on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation searching for something better. Now he's come back home armed with nothing but a set of nunchucs, a hell-bent-for-leather attitude and one dark secret, to find nothing much has changed on "The Rez" - short of a glimmering new casino, and a once-proud people overcome by drugs and organized crime. Is he here to set things right or just get a piece of the action?

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 00 BEGINNING
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Sonic

(W) Gallagher (A) Shaw, Manak
Now you can enjoy Sonic the Hedgehog's earliest comic book adventures with this special edition that reprints Sonic #0-#3. Collects the first appearance of Tails, Princess Sally, Antoine, Rotor, Uncle Chuck, and Muttski!

SQUEE TP
SLAVE LABOR GRAPHICS
Squee

(W/A) Jhonen Vasquez
This series features familiar faces from Johnny, the Homicidal Maniac, but focuses on poor little Squee - Johnny's little trauma magnet neighbor. Squee reminds us all of what childhood was all about: witnessing vicious dog attacks, being abducted by aliens, and having dinner at Satan's house.

STAR WARS LEGACY TP VOL 01 BROKEN
DARK HORSE COMICS
Star Wars Legacy

The future of Star Wars is here in an all-new adventure set more than a century after Return of the Jedi and the New Jedi Order!

The Jedi Temple is attacked, an Emperor is betrayed, and the Sith are born anew! A lot can happen in a hundred years, but that's just the beginning of the story! Not since Luke Skywalker first stepped aboard the Millennium Falcon has the galaxy seemed like such a vast, exciting, dangerous place!

Readers will meet a host of new characters, see fleets of new spaceships, and visit scores of exotic locations-some new and some familiar.

This is a perfect jumping-on point for any reader.

Collects issues #1-3 and #5-7 of the Legacy ongoing series.

SUPERMAN RED SON TP
DC COMICS
Superman Red Son
by Mark Millar & Dave Johnson
In the intriguing SUPERMAN: RED SON, the classic myth of the Man of Steel is reimagined and reinvented as the infamous rocket ship crash-lands in the fields of the Ukraine. Raised in Russia, Superman grows to become the Soviet Union's greatest weapon as the world is transformed into a communist state opposed only by the crumbling capitalistic America and its President Lex Luthor. Now as Superman stands on the brink of ultimate power, three heroes, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern, each make a valiant stand to destroy the reign of the Man of Steel.
SWORD TP VOL 01 FIRE
IMAGE COMICS
Sword

story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA
The LUNA BROTHERS' (ULTRA, GIRLS, SPIDER-WOMAN: ORIGIN) modern-day fantasy about a young woman who discovers a mysteriously powerful sword after her family is brutally murdered by three powerful strangers. If you like Kill Bill, Blade of the Immortal or Highlander, you'll love THE SWORD! Collects THE SWORD #1-6.

30 DAYS OF NIGHT TP VOL 02 DARK DAYS
IDEA & DESIGN WORKS LLC
30 days of night
by Steve Niles & Ben Templesmith
30 Days of Night was the first huge trade paperback success of 2003, topping graphic novel bestseller lists for months! Now its sequel, Dark Days, is collected into a trade paperback, and history is set to repeat itself. The six-issue mini-series follows Stella Olemaun's efforts to warn the world about the threat the vampires pose - the vampires who overran Barrow, Alaska,
killing her husband and most of the town.
TRANSMETROPOLITAN TP VOL 1
DC COMICS
Transmetropolitan

Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Darick Robertson, Jerome K. Moore, Keith Aiken, Ray Kryssing, Dick Giordano, Kim DeMulder and Rodney Ramos
After years of selfimposed exile from a civilization rife with degradation and indecency, cynical journalist Spider Jerusalem is forced to return to a job he hates and a city he loathes. Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider attacks the injustices of his surreal 23rd century surroundings.
In this first volume, Spider ventures into the dangerous Angels 8 district, home of the Transients - humans who have decided to become aliens through cosmetic surgery. But Spider's interview with the Transients' leader gets him a scoop he didn't bargain for. And don't miss Spider's first confrontation with the President of the United States . . . in a men's room.

ULTRA TP VOL 01 SEVEN DAYS
IMAGE COMICS
Ultra
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA
In Spring City, where superheroes blur the line between law enforcement and celebrity, Pearl Penalosa, AKA Ultra, is a workaholic. She has earned a legion of loyal fans, a great career, and a perfect life. Or so she thinks. A chance encounter with a mysterious fortune-teller opens her world to new possibilities.
V FOR VENDETTA TPB OR HC
DC COMICS
V for Vendetta

Written by Alan Moore
Art and cover by David Lloyd
A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It's a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil. This new trade paperback edition collects the epic miniseries and features the improved production values and coloring from the 2005 hardcover.

WALKING DEAD TP
IMAGE COMICS
Walking Dead
An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. Rick Grimes finds himself one of the few survivors in this terrifying future. A couple months ago he was a small town cop who had never fired a shot and only ever saw one dead body. Separated from his family, he must now sort through all the death and confusion to try and find his wife and son. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living.
WATCHMEN TP
DC COMICS
Watchmen

Written by Alan Moore; Art by Dave Gibbons
It all begins with the paranoid delusions of a half-insane hero called Rorschach. But is
Rorschach really insane or has he in fact uncovered a plot to murder super-heroes and, even worse, millions of innocent civilians? On the run from the law, Rorschach reunites with his former teammates in a desperate attempt to save the world and their lives, but what they uncover will shock them to their very core and change the face of the planet! Following two generations of masked superheroes from the close of World War II to the icy shadow of the Cold War comes this groundbreaking comic story - the story of The Watchmen.

WOLVERINE HC OLD MAN LOGAN
MARVEL COMICS
Wolverine

Written by MARK MILLAR
Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN
Covers by STEVE MCNIVEN & MICHAEL TURNER
MARK MILLAR and STEVE MCNIVEN-who last teamed for the monumental CIVIL WAR-bring us the most important WOLVERINE story of the 21st Century. Nobody knows what happened on the night the heroes fell. All we know is that they disappeared and evil triumphed and the bad guys have been calling the shots ever since. What happened to Wolverine is the biggest mystery of all. For 50 years, no one has heard hide nor hair from him...and in his place stands an old man called Logan. A man concerned only about his family. A man pushed to the brink by the HULK GANG. A man forced to help an old friend-the blind archer, HAWKEYE-to drive three thousand miles to secure his family's safety. Get ready for the ride of your life, Logan. Collecting WOLVERINE #66-72 & WOLVERINE GIANT-SIZE OLD MAN LOGAN.

WOLVERINE ORIGIN PREMIERE HC
MARVEL COMICS
Wolverine

Picking up where House of M and Wolverine: Origins and Endings left off! Armed with the one thing that could kill him, as well as key clues to his very existence, Logan embarks on the first leg of a long and bloody quest for vengeance against those who once enslaved him. No longer feeling the need to play it quiet, Logan's first strike elicits a Condition Critical response from the U.S. government. With no other choice, they drop their bomb - and you won't believe who it is! When Logan hits D.C., someone's going to be waiting for him. Collects Wolverine: Origins #1-5.

X-MEN DARK PHOENIX SAGA TP
MARVEL COMICS
X-Men

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils & Cover by JOHN BYRNE
Gathered together by Professor Charles Xavier to protect a world that fears and hates them, the X-Men had fought many battles, been on adventures that spanned galaxies, grappled enemies of limitless might, but none of this could prepare them for the most shocking struggle they would ever face. One of their own members, Jean Grey, has gained power beyond all comprehension, and that power has corrupted her absolutely! Now they must decide if the life of the woman they cherish is worth the existence of the entire universe! Collects X-MEN #129-137.

Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 01 UNMANNED
DC COMICS
Y The Last Man

Written by Brian K. Vaughan; Art by Pia Guerra and José Marzá, Jr
When a plague of unknown origin instantly kills every mammal with a Y chromosome, unemployed and unmotivated slacker Yorick Brown suddenly discovers that he is the only male left in a world inhabited solely by women. Accompanied by his mischievous monkey and the mysterious Agent 355, Yorick embarks on a transcontinental journey to find his girlfriend and discover why he is the last man on Earth. But with a gang of feminist extremists and the leader of the Israel Defense Forces hunting him, Yorick's future, as well as that of the human race, may be short-lived.