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Rising Stars (1999) comic books

  • Issue #0
    Rising Stars (1999) 0

    Top Cow Comics (W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Keu Cha (I) Jason Gorder (C) Liquid! Find out how it all began. Top Cow is pleased to re-present the first introductory story of Rising Stars here in the acclaimed Rising Stars #0 . What if a world without heroes suddenly had 113 of them? How would the rest of humanity react? More importantly, how would those 113 souls now fit in to normal life? Written and created by acclaimed television writer J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Crusade) and drawn by the highly talented Keu Cha (Darkness/Witchblade), this special issue establishes the compelling world of Rising Stars! Not only does this issue feature a reprint of Rising Stars (1999) Wizard Zero #0 (2 pages of which were drawn by Dave Finch & Livesay), but there's also the all-new, 6-page "Initiations: A Lost Tale of the Specials" by Straczynski, Gary Frank & Livesay. Plus: a 5-page look at the Rising Stars toys. This special Rising Stars #0 issue will ship with an all new cover by artist Gary Frank. FC, 32pg. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #0DF
    Rising Stars (1999) 0DF
    Published Jun 2000 by Image.

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    Dynamic Forces Exclusive "Chrome" cover with certificate. Limited to 2000 copies. J. Michael Straczynski. All new original story. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1A
    Rising Stars (1999) 1A
    Published Aug 1999 by Image.

    This cover features characters looking down into a coffin. Top Cow Comics (W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Keu Cha (I) Jason Gorder (C) Liquid! The most eagerly-anticipated book of 1999 begins in July as Top Cow proudly presents J. Michael Straczynski's Rising Stars. This epic tale begins when a celestial event occurs in a small town that will change the inhabitants' lives forever. Over the course of this series, Rising Stars will follow all who were blessed ? and cursed ? by this mysterious event. Brought to you by the creator of Babylon 5 and the upcoming Crusade, J. Michael Straczynski and penciling sensation Keu Cha, Rising Stars is sure to be one book that lives up to the hype!!! NOTE: This issue was produced in 4 cover variants with equal amounts of each issued. When placed side by side, the covers will form one large, complete image of the Rising Stars characters. FC, 32pg (1 of 24)$2.50" Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1A.GOLD
    Rising Stars (1999) 1A.GOLD
    Published Aug 1999 by Image.

    Gold Monster Mart Edition . Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1B
    Rising Stars (1999) 1B
    Published Aug 1999 by Image.

    Top Cow Comics (W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Keu Cha (I) Jason Gorder (C) Liquid! The most eagerly-anticipated book of 1999 begins in July as Top Cow proudly presents J. Michael Straczynski's Rising Stars. This epic tale begins when a celestial event occurs in a small town that will change the inhabitants' lives forever. Over the course of this series, Rising Stars will follow all who were blessed ? and cursed ? by this mysterious event. Brought to you by the creator of Babylon 5 and the upcoming Crusade, J. Michael Straczynski and penciling sensation Keu Cha, Rising Stars is sure to be one book that lives up to the hype!!! NOTE: This issue was produced in 4 cover variants with equal amounts of each issued. When placed side by side, the covers will form one large, complete image of the Rising Stars characters. FC, 32pg (1 of 24)$2.50" Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1B.2ND
    Rising Stars (1999) 1B.2ND
    Published Oct 1999 by Image.
  • Issue #1B.GOLD
    Rising Stars (1999) 1B.GOLD
    Published Aug 1999 by Image.

    Gold Monster Mart Edition.

  • Issue #1C
    Rising Stars (1999) 1C
    Published Aug 1999 by Image.

    This cover variant may features red man kneeling. Top Cow Comics (W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Keu Cha (I) Jason Gorder (C) Liquid! The most eagerly-anticipated book of 1999 begins in July as Top Cow proudly presents J. Michael Straczynski's Rising Stars. This epic tale begins when a celestial event occurs in a small town that will change the inhabitants' lives forever. Over the course of this series, Rising Stars will follow all who were blessed ? and cursed ? by this mysterious event. Brought to you by the creator of Babylon 5 and the upcoming Crusade, J. Michael Straczynski and penciling sensation Keu Cha, Rising Stars is sure to be one book that lives up to the hype!!! NOTE: This issue was produced in 4 cover variants with equal amounts of each issued. When placed side by side, the covers will form one large, complete image of the Rising Stars characters. FC, 32pg (1 of 24)$2.50" Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1C.GOLD
    Rising Stars (1999) 1C.GOLD
    Published Aug 1999 by Image.

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    Gold Monster Mart Edition.

  • Issue #1D
    Rising Stars (1999) 1D
    Published Aug 1999 by Image.

    Top Cow Comics (W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Keu Cha (I) Jason Gorder (C) Liquid! The most eagerly-anticipated book of 1999 begins in July as Top Cow proudly presents J. Michael Straczynski's Rising Stars. This epic tale begins when a celestial event occurs in a small town that will change the inhabitants' lives forever. Over the course of this series, Rising Stars will follow all who were blessed and cursed by this mysterious event. Brought to you by the creator of Babylon 5 and the upcoming Crusade, J. Michael Straczynski and penciling sensation Keu Cha, Rising Stars is sure to be one book that lives up to the hype!!! NOTE: This issue was produced in 4 cover variants with equal amounts of each issued. When placed side by side, the covers will form one large, complete image of the Rising Stars characters. FC, 32pg (1 of 24) $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1D.GOLD
    Rising Stars (1999) 1D.GOLD
    Published Aug 1999 by Image.

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    Gold Monster Mart Edition.

  • Issue #1DFSIGNED
    Rising Stars (1999) 1DFSIGNED
    Published Jul 2000 by Image.

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    SEE: Top Cow Classics in Black and White Rising Stars (2000) #1C. Exclusive Sketch cover. Numbered edition limited to 500 copies. Signed by J. Michael Straczynski. Dynamic Forces Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Issue #1HOLO
    Rising Stars (1999) 1HOLO
    Published Sep 1999 by Image.

    Holofoil cover

  • Issue #1WIZ
    Rising Stars (1999) 1WIZ
    Published Aug 1999 by Image.

    Unsigned. Another Universe.Com Wizard World Chicago '99 Edition. Includes Wizard Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Issue #1WIZ.SIGNED
    Rising Stars (1999) 1WIZ.SIGNED
    Rising Stars (1999) #1WIZ.SIGNED
    Published Aug 1999 by Image.

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    Another Universe.Com Wizard World Chicago '99 Edition. Signed Edition, Signed by J Micheal Straczynski. Includes Wizard Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Issue #2
    Rising Stars (1999) 2

    1st Printing. Top Cow Comics (W ) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Keu Cha (I) Jason Gorder The most eagerly anticipated series of 1999 continues as J. Michael Straczynski's Rising Stars explores the life ? and untimely death ? of Peter Dawson. Who was he? Who would want to kill him? And who could even know how to kill an "invulnerable" man? It's a real-life look at what being superhuman would really be like... and what you see isn't what you'd expect... FC, 32pg" Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #2DF
    Rising Stars (1999) 2DF

    Kid floating in midair. DF variant limited to 10000. regular not gold. Certificate of authenticity

  • Issue #2DF.GOLD
    Rising Stars (1999) 2DF.GOLD
    Published Oct 1999 by Image.

    Dynamic Forces Exclusive Alternate Cover. Gold Edition.

  • Issue #2DF.REMARK
    Rising Stars (1999) 2DF.REMARK
    Published Oct 1999 by Image.

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    Rising Stars #2 exclusive Dynamic Forces alternate cover signed and remarked with a Pyre head by Livesay. Special limited edition of 325 copies. Certificate of authenticity

  • Issue #3
    Rising Stars (1999) 3

    Written by J. Michael Straczynski. Layouts by Ken Lashley, pencils by Christian Zanier, inks by Livesay & Edwin Rosell. Cover by Peter Steigerwald. This issue of J. Michael Straczynski's RISING STARS explores the tragic story of Lee Jackson. After killing a counselor in the camp for super-powered youths, Jackson must embark on a life on the run--evading the government that is now cracking down on he and all of the other "gifted ones." This story explores Jackson's life as he goes from fugitive to creating a life on his own, only to find it all fall apart... and how he becomes an avenging figure at the end. FC, 32pg" Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #4
    Rising Stars (1999) 4

    Written by J. Michael Straczynski. Layouts by Ken Lashley, pencils by Christian Zanier, inks by Livesay, Marlo Alquiza & Victor Llamas. Cover by Zanier & Livesay. The hit series of 1999 continues as readers are introduced to a young woman who was born as a Special but didn't manifest any powers or abilities. Or did she? Sometimes in life, the right circumstance just needs to present itself. Additional Rising Stars' characters and background history are revealed in this very powerful issue. FC, 32pg$2.50" Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #5
    Rising Stars (1999) 5

    Top Cow Comics (W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Christian Zanier Sometimes, when you've searched the world over for a killer and come up empty, you have no choice but to try the Netherworld ... even though very few who try, come back. J. Michael Straczynski's critically acclaimed epic adventure continues! FC, 32pg" Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #6
    Rising Stars (1999) 6

    (W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Christian Zanier (I) Livesay (C) Matt Nelson Patriot and Matthew Bright star in the next incredible chapter of the acclaimed Rising Stars story line. Also, Poet begins to confront the man responsible for the murders, and a dark alliance starts to form between the killer and other specials interested in self- preservation. Don't miss a minute of this highly revered and fan favorite comic as J. Michael Straczynski continues to please fans with his award winning writing! FC, 32pg Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #7
    Rising Stars (1999) 7

    Top Cow Comics (W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Christian Zanier (I) Livesay (C) Nelson Sides are being taken, lines drawn, alliances formed. Now that the identity of the one responsible for killing the Specials is known, the close family unit that was their life until now begins to shatter into mistrust, suspicion and violence. FC, 32pg Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #7DF.CHROME
    Rising Stars (1999) 7DF.CHROME
    Published May 2000 by Image.

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    Dynamic Forces Exclusive Chrome Cover limited to 2000 copies with Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Issue #8
    Rising Stars (1999) 8

    Top Cow Comics (W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Christian Zanier (I) Livesay (C) Nelson "Things Fall Apart" - Part III The conclusion of the "Things Fall Apart" three-part story sets the stage for all out warfare between various factions of the Specials, as the world looks on with horror at what they have created. Be a part of history as the first major story arc of Rising Stars concludes here! FC, 32pg Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #9
    Rising Stars (1999) 9

    Top Cow Comics (W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Christian Zanier (I) Livesay (C)Brett Evans In the first act of this series, the world shaped our characters...now in the first part of this new story arc, our characters begin to shape the world, and the world may not be very happy about those changes. FC, 32pg Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #9DF
    Rising Stars (1999) 9DF

    Dynamic Forces Exclusive Cover by Dave Gibbons. Limited to 5000 copies with Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Issue #9DF.GOLD
    Rising Stars (1999) 9DF.GOLD
    Published Aug 2000 by Image.

    Dynamic Forces Exclusive Gold Foil Alternate Cover by Dave Gibbons. Limited to 2000 copies with Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Issue #9WWCHICAGO
    Rising Stars (1999) 9WWCHICAGO
    Published Aug 2000 by Image.

    Wizard World Chicago 2000 Exclusive cover by Gary Frank, Livesay, and Matt Nelson. Top Cow Comics. (W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Christian Zanier (I) Livesay (C)Brett Evans. In the first act of this series, the world shaped our characters...now in the first part of this new story arc, our characters begin to shape the world, and the world may not be very happy about those changes. FC, 32pg

  • Issue #10
    Rising Stars (1999) 10
    Published Oct 2000 by Image.

    Top Cow Comics (W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Christian Zanier (I) Livesay (C)Brett Evans This story takes place years after the first eight issues. Many of the Specials are running rampant now, taking revenge or setting up their own little empires, while a few still try to stop them. All the normal people were afraid of what the specials might one day become. That day has arrived. FC, 32pg Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #11
    Rising Stars (1999) 11
    Published Nov 2000 by Image.

    Top Cow Comics (W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Christian Zanier (I) Livesay (C ) Brett Evans As the saga of Rising Stars continues, the Specials are seriously raging out of control. Whatever ties they once had are being unraveled. Sides have been chosen and in their minds, this battle will not end with survivors. The safety of Earth is being jeopardized with every minute that passes. FC, 32pg Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #12
    Rising Stars (1999) 12
    Published Jan 2001 by Image.

    John and Randy have it out while Chandra looks on, precious time being wasted as Critical Maas readies the tactical nuke in "A, B, C, and D." Script by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils by Ken Lashley, inks by Marlo Alquiza with Alp Altiner. Cover by Lashley & Kevin Conrad. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #12GOLD
    Rising Stars (1999) 12GOLD
    Published Feb 2001 by Image.

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    Monstermart Exclusive Gold Foil Edition. Cover art by Gary Frank, Jason Gorder and Peter Steigerwald. Written by J. MIchael Stracynski.

  • Issue #12HOLO
    Rising Stars (1999) 12HOLO
    Published Feb 2001 by Image.

    Monstermart Exclusive Holofoil Chromium Edition. Cover art by Gary Frank, Jason Gorder and Peter Steigerwald. Written by J. MIchael Stracynski.

  • Issue #12MONSTER
    Rising Stars (1999) 12MONSTER
    Published Feb 2001 by Image.

    Monstermart Exclusive Edition. Cover art by Gary Frank, Jason Gorder and Peter Steigerwald. Written by J. MIchael Stracynski.

  • Issue #13
    Rising Stars (1999) 13
    Published Mar 2001 by Image.

    (W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Christian Zanier (I) Livesay (C)Brett Evans Secrets are revealed. Not only do Poet and Ravenshadow have to deal with discovering they're half-brothers, after the near-nuking of Chicago, they have a greater problem:. The force that gave them their powers has a deadly secret of its own. FC32pp Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #13DF.GOLD
    Rising Stars (1999) 13DF.GOLD
    Published Mar 2001 by Image.

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    Dynamic Forces Exclusive Gold Foil Edition limited to 2750 copies with Certificate of Authenticity. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #14
    Rising Stars (1999) 14
    Published May 2001 by Image.

    Joe's Comics As the Specials mourn the death of someone close to them, and Matthew clings to life, John proposes that they all unite for a singular purpose in "Things Change." Script by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils by Stuart Immonen, inks by Marlo Alquiza. Cover by Immonen & Alquiza. FC32pp Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #15
    Rising Stars (1999) 15
    Published Jul 2001 by Image.

    Joe's Comics With Jason's life as Patriot now behind him, he decides to use his powers for the betterment of the world...and for him that means stealing lots of warheads in "Power." Script by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils by Brent Anderson, inks by Marlo Alquiza. Plus: a 5-page, black & white preview of Universe by Paul Jenkins, Clayton Crain & Jonathan Glapion that's continued in Universe (2001 Top Cow) #1. Cover by Anderson. Universe flip cover by Crain & Glapion. FC, 32pg Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #16
    Rising Stars (1999) 16
    Published Sep 2001 by Image.

    Joe's Comics In the final issue of the second story arc, John urges Laurel Darkhaven to reconsider her destructive plans. He tells her that only she is capable of bringing peace to the Middle East in "Selah." Selah: meaning 'pause, and consider.' Script by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils by Brent Anderson, inks by Marlo Alquiza. Cover by Anderson. FC, 32pp Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #16TOPCOW.A
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    Published Sep 2001 by Image.

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    Top Cow variant cover by Gary Frank with yellow title logo. In the final issue of the second story arc, John urges Laurel Darkhaven to reconsider her destructive plans. He tells her that only she is capable of bringing peace to the Middle East in "Selah." Selah: meaning 'pause, and consider.' Script by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils by Brent Anderson, inks by Marlo Alquiza. 6 1/2-in. x 10 1/4-in., 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #16TOPCOW.B
    Rising Stars (1999) 16TOPCOW.B
    Published Sep 2001 by Image.

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    Top Cow variant cover by Gary Frank without the title logo. In the final issue of the second story arc, John urges Laurel Darkhaven to reconsider her destructive plans. He tells her that only she is capable of bringing peace to the Middle East in "Selah." Selah: meaning 'pause, and consider.' Script by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils by Brent Anderson, inks by Marlo Alquiza. 6 1/2-in. x 10 1/4-in., 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #16WIZARDWORLD
    Rising Stars (1999) 16WIZARDWORLD
    Rising Stars (1999) #16WIZARDWORLD
    Published Sep 2001 by Image.

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    Gary Frank Wizard World 2001 Special Edition Limited to 2001 copies. Joe's ComicsIn the final issue of the second story arc, John urges Laurel Darkhaven to reconsider her destructive plans. He tells her that only she is capable of bringing peace to the Middle East in "Selah." Selah: meaning 'pause, and consider.' Script by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils by Brent Anderson, inks by Marlo Alquiza. Cover by Anderson. FC, 32pp Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #17
    Rising Stars (1999) 17
    Published Jan 2002 by Image.

    Jason sits by Matthew's bedside and catches him up on what Chandra, Brody Kempler, John, Randy and Jerry have been up to to make the world a better place in "Time Passes." Script by J. Michael Straczynski, art & cover by Brent Anderson. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #18
    Rising Stars (1999) 18
    Published Apr 2002 by Image.

    Joe's Comics (W) J. Michael Straczynski (P & I) Brent Anderson (c) John Starr The Concept: 113 people are born with superpowers, granted by a comet that crashed into their hometown before they were born. Rising Stars is the story of the lives and times of these "Specials," following their victories, their defeats, and their struggles - both with the world at large and with within their own ranks. This Issue: Brent Anderson and J. Michael Straczynski continue this best selling saga of the lives of the Pederson specials. Now into the third and final chapter of the series, all pieces of the puzzle begin to come together. Will they indeed change the world? Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #19
    Rising Stars (1999) 19
    Published Sep 2002 by Image.

    Joe's Comics (W) J. Michael Straczynski, (P/I) Brent Anderson, (C) John Starr In stores the week of May 1st. The Concept: 113 people are born with superpowers, granted by a comet that crashed into their hometown before they were born. Rising Stars is the story of the lives and times of these "Specials," following their victories, their defeats, and their struggles - both with the world at large and with within their own ranks. This Issue: The government has come up with a weapon to stop the Specials in their tracks. How can they continue their mission to change the world when they are no longer invulnerable? FC32pp$2.5024 Issue Finite Series Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #20
    Rising Stars (1999) 20
    Published Oct 2002 by Image.

    (W) J. Michael Straczynski (P/I) Brent Anderson(c) John Starr In stores the week of June 12th. The Concept: 113 people are born with superpowers, granted by a comet that crashed into their hometown before they were born. Rising Stars is the story of the lives and times of these "Specials," following their victories, their defeats, and their struggles - both with the world at large and within their own ranks. This Issue: J. Michael Straczynski's epic story of the Specials continues. They've tried to change to world for the better...but people don't like to be told what's good for them. How can a few extraordinary individuals stand against the very ordinary masses? Recommended for readers and fans of Watchmen, JLA, Planetary, and Avengers. FC, 32pg (20 of 24)$2.50 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #21
    Rising Stars (1999) 21
    Published Jan 2003 by Image.

    (W) J. Michael Straczynski (P/I) Brent Anderson (C) John Starr The Concept: 113 people are born with superpowers, granted by a comet that crashed into their hometown before they were born. Rising Stars is the story of the lives and times of these "Specials," following their victories, their defeats, and their struggles - both with the world at large and within their own ranks. This Issue: The government has developed a weapon capable of destroying the Specials, causing them to go into hiding. Will the government be able to systematically hunt them down and destroy them as it did to Pyre? And with the Specials hidden, what will happen to the order they put in place? Find out as J. Michael Straczynski's epic masterpiece heads toward its climatic conclusion! In stores the week of August 21st. FC32pp (21 of 24)$2.99 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #22
    Rising Stars (1999) 22
    Published Nov 2004 by Image.

    "PHOENIX IN ASCENSION" PT. 1 OF 3 ARROW: It's BACK! (W) J. Michael Straczynski.(Art and cover) Brent Anderson(Col) John Starr J. Michael Straczynski's superhero tour-de-force returns and speeds toward its whipsaw conclusion! The superpowered "Specials" set out to change the world. Now that one of the Specials is elected President of the United States, the world will change...whether it wants to or not. Full color32 pages$2.99Part 22 of a 24-part storyarc ALSO AVAILABLE: Rising Stars vol. 1: Born in Fire paperback (collects #1-#8) $19.95 Rising Stars vol. 2: Power paperback (collects #9-#16)$19.95 Rising Stars: Visitations (collects Prelude, Preview, #0, #1/2)$8.99 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #23
    Rising Stars (1999) 23
    Published Dec 2004 by Image.

    ARROW: It's BACK! (W) J. Michael Straczynski(Art and cover) Brent Anderson(Col) Brian Buccellato "Phoenix in Ascension" pt. 2 (of 3)? The penultimate chapter in J. Michael Straczynski's sweeping superhero epic hits! Ravenshadow becomes President of the United States, but his enemies have had enough of the "Specials." Meanwhile, secreted away in Mexico, Poet is finishing the construction of something that will change a world forever! Full color32 pages$2.99Part 23 of a 24-part storyarc Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #24
    Rising Stars (1999) 24
    Published Mar 2005 by Image.

    RISING STARS #24 "PHOENIX IN ASCENSION" PT. 3 OF 3 (W) J. Michael Straczynski, (Art and cover) Brent Anderson(Col) Brian Buccellato THE GRIPPING FINALE! EXTRA-SIZED! The magnum opus Rising Stars reaches its fiery conclusion! After 23 issues of heroism and drama, Poet, the last of the remaining superpowered "Specials," makes the ultimate sacrifice?one that will change both our world...and others! Plus, a bonus Rising Stars Gallery with past covers and new pin-ups! Full color40 pages$3.99Part 24 of a 24-part storyarc Cover price $3.99.