Finally! I decided on what to order...
Here's what I'm getting for October 2010:
ADVENTURE COMICS #519
Written by PAUL LEVITZ Co-feature written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by KEVIN SHARPE & MARLO ALQUIZA Co-feature art by MAHMUD ASRAR & JOHN DELL Cover by SCOTT CLARK & DAVID BEATY.
In the latest 'Superboy and the Legion: The Early Years,' the Legion travels to the 20th century to visit Smallville rather than have Superboy head into the future. But what they find on the Kent farm is something that will haunt not only their own lives, but that of Superboy! And in the second feature, the Colony's attacks on the Atom get even more personal! On sale OCTOBER 13 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US (DC Comics)
BEDTIME STORIES FOR IMPRESSIONABLE CHILDREN #1
A brand new horror anthology in the spirit of the classics! Meet Alonzo Del Vecchio, a former construction work forced by the tough economic times to become, much to just about everyone's regret, a babysitter. Modern horror masters James Kuhoric, Robert Tinnell, Mark Wheatley and J.C. Vaughn provide a series of terrifying tales the babysitter probably should have left at home. (Moonstone)
DOOM PATROL #15
Written by KEITH GIFFEN Art by MATTHEW CLARK with RON RANDALL Cover by MATTHEW CLARK.
Ever wonder what would happen if the Doom Patrol went up against Superman? Well, keep wondering...but we've got the next best thing! On sale OCTOBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US (DC Comics)
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM and MARK BUCKINGHAM Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, BILL WILLINGHAM, CHRISSIE ZULLO, JOAO RUAS and STEVE LEIALOHA Cover by JOAO RUAS.
In this fantastic 100-page issue, it's time to put an end to Mister Dark once and for all, and time for the Fables to return home to Fabletown. For that to happen, one of the Fables agrees to take on the Dark Man in single combat! It's big, it's epic, and if you live in New York City, you may want to take a quick vacation when this issue comes out, because things are going to get wrecked! In addition to the larger-than-life main story, we have a FABLES prose story written by Mark Buckingham and illustrated by Bill Willingham! We have an All-Star Burning Questions section that will knock your socks off (seriously, innocent people are going to lose some socks here). We have a puppet theatre created by the unstoppably creative Mark Buckingham, a FABLES board game, sequential stories painted by Chrissie Zullo and Joao Ruas, and even more surprises in this square-bound behemoth celebrating this award-winning Vertigo series! On sale NOVEMBER 24 • 100 pg, FC, $9.99 US MATURE READERS (DC Comics/Vertigo)
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #6
Written by PAUL LEVITZ Art and cover by YILDIRAY CINAR & WAYNE FAUCHER 1:10 Variant cover by JIM LEE & SCOTT WILLIAMS.
The first storyline ends here after issue #5's shocking last page! (Didn't see that one coming, didja?) Legion leader Cosmic Boy makes a drastic decision, that will affect the next year's worth of LEGION stories. And the quest to build up the 31st century Green Lantern Corps continues! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. On sale OCTOBER 20 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US (DC Comics)
OUTBOUND #2 (DCBS Direct)
Head back to the stars with Outbound #2 the science fiction anthology from River Bird Studios. This book is packed with 12 ongoing comic stories and a three part prose story illustrated by Furman as well as a beautiful painted cover from Marcelo Buchelli. 5.5 x 8.5", 72 Pages, BW, Sci-Fi (River Bird Studios)
WARLORD OF MARS #1
Written by ARVID NELSON Art by STEPHEN SADOWSKI Covers by ALEX ROSS (30%), J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (30%), JOE JUSKO (30%) & LUCIO PARRILLO (10%) * 'Black & White' retailer incentive cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL * 'Sketch' retailer incentive cover by JOE JUSKO * 'Virgin Art' retailer incentive cover by JOE JUSKO * 'Negative Art' retailer incentive cover by ALEX ROSS * 'Negative Art' retailer incentive cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL.
The original warrior of Mars returns from Dynamite! Warlord of Mars, an enhancement of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs story, Princess of Mars! If you thought you knew the story, think again! This series will capture the grit and action of the original while expanding on it with new elements. The story is about John Carter, an ex-cavalry officer in the Confederate Army who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars! Joining him in his adventures there are Tars Tarkas, his Martian comrade, and Dejah Thoris, a Martin Princess. This series is written by Arvid Nelson and is illustrated by Stephen (Avengers/Invaders) Sadowski and Lui Antonio, and features covers by Alex Ross, Joe Jusko, J. Scott Campbell and Lucio Parrillo! 32 pages FC • $1.00 • Teen + (Dynamite Entertainment)
STAR WARS KNIGHT ERRANT AFLAME #1 (OF 5)
John Jackson Miller (W), Federico Dallocchio (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), Joe Quinones (Cover), Mark Kenna (I), and Dave Ross (Cover).
More than one thousand years before Luke Skywalker, a dark age grips the galaxy as an ineffectual Republic abandons entire systems to Sith control. A newly knighted Jedi on her first mission, eighteen-year-old Kerra Holt has joined a band of Jedi volunteers traveling deep behind enemy lines, with no support from the Republic and little chance of survival. She thinks she is prepared for anything. She's wrong. o A new series in a new era, introducing a new female hero to Star Wars! o John Jackson Miller is also writing a Knight Errant novel for Del Rey starring Kerra Holt in an original adventure! See her here first! On sale Oct 13 FC, 40 pages $2.99 Miniseries (Dark Horse Comics)
STAR WARS OLD REPUBLIC #4 (OF 6)
New story! New characters! New creative team! STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC #4-BLOOD OF THE EMPIRE Part 1 (of 3) Alexander Freed (W), Dave Ross (P), Mark McKenna (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover) On sale Oct 6 FC, 40 pages $2.99 Ongoing.
After hundreds of years, the Sith Empire has returned to the galaxy, determined to crush the Republic that sent them into exile. For young Sith Teneb Kel, it is his only chance to rise above his lowly beginnings as a slave and prove his worth to the Dark Council. Yet their mission for him is unexpected. He will not hunt Jedi, but rather, a fellow Sith-the Emperor's apprentice! o Based on the highly anticipated MMOG from LucasArts and BioWare! o Written by senior game writer Alexander Freed! o The newest Star Wars era begins here! (Dark Horse Comics)
JIM BUTCHER DRESDEN FILES FOOL MOON #1
Written by JIM BUTCHER & MARK POWERS • Art & cover by BRETT BOOTH.
Harry Dresden`s life is a mess. His top client (and close friend), Lt. Karrin Murphy no longer trusts him. Chicago`s underworld and the cops alike think he`s mobster Johnny Marcone`s supernatural enforcer. And the enigmatic White Council continues to view him with suspicion. If all that weren`t enough, a pack of werewolves have unleashed a wave of terror on the Windy City. But as is always the case when it comes to the creatures of the Nevernever, there`s far more going on than meets the eye. Before it`s all over, Harry will find himself caught between friends, enemies, and arcane forces bent on his destruction. Is it any wonder he can`t find a date? Expanding on Book Two of Jim Butcher's NY Times bestselling saga, and featuring writer Mark Powers and artist Brett Booth, Fool Moon starts with a bang and doesn't let up! 32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen + (Dynamite Entertainment)
JOHN MOORE PRESENTS DEAD SOLDIER #2 (OF 4)
Written by JOHN MOORE & RICHIE SMITH Art by DEAN HYRAPIET & LIQUID COMICS Covers by ROMEK DELIMATA.
Just as young Lieutenant Thomas Brightwater meets Colonel John Donner in a remote and secret outpost at the edge of desert and gets a brief glimpse of his dark backstory, the terrifying being breaks free and havoc is unleashed. Meanwhile, armed with what they do know as well as a regional conflict in the Middle East quickly spinning out of control, higher ups in Washington mobilize a twisted plan to ensnare the whole region in a final and decisive battle royal. Or so they think. Because they could have never predicted how the biggest menace of all is of their own ilk and with the potential to terrorize their forces in a way no terrorist ever could. 32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen + (Dynamite Entertainment)
PATRICIA BRIGGS MERCY THOMPSON MOON CALLED #2
Written by PATRICIA BRIGGS w. DAVID LAWRENCE • Art by AMELIA WOO Cover by TBD * 'NEGATIVE ART' retailer incentive cover by BRETT BOOTH.
Coyote shape-shifter Mercy Thompson has just killed a raging werewolf in hand-to-hand - or is it fang-to-claw?! - combat. But now new dangers come from all directions. The dead wolf's friends, the local wolf pack, even the boy she fought to save are all closing in. Can Mercy survive long enough to get to the bottom of a mind-boggling mystery… or has she bitten off more than she can chew? 32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen + (Dynamite Entertainment)
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED.
Spot, the were-terrier, is hands-down the sensational character of the year! A mild-mannered computer technician by day, under a full moon he transforms into a monster with the lusts and appetites of a well-behaved house pet! But who is he really, and what is his connection to Mister Chimps? Here, at long last, the amazing secret origin of Spot is revealed, in a story we just had to call 'I, Were-Terrier'! On sale OCTOBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS (DC Comics/Vertigo)