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Way of the Rat (2002) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Way of the Rat (2002) 1

    by Dixon, J. Johnson, & Ryder; colored by Garcia Beginning a martial arts epic that spans from the back-alleys of a fortress city to the throne room of the Emperor. Join Boon Sai Hong, a common thief, as he steals two artifacts that will challenge him to become the greatest fighter of his age. The beautiful Princess Mai and a talking monkey named Po Po are his only allies as the entire world turns against him. FC, 48pg $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2
    Way of the Rat (2002) 2

    by Dixon, Johnson & Ryder, & Garcia Boon wants out! But he's going to have to get by one ticked-off monkey to escape his fate. The martial arts duel you never thought you'd see! Also, the Silken Ghost makes herself known to our hero just in time to save him from... everyone! FC, 32pg $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #3
    Way of the Rat (2002) 3

    by Dixon, Johnson, & Ryder; Colored by Chris Garcia Recovering from a hangover after a drinking binge, Po Po the monkey answers some of Boon's questions about the Ring of Staves and the Book of the Hell of the Hungry Dragons and none of it is good news. Also, the Silken Ghost gives Boon twelve hours to come up with the Phoenix Heart or suffer her wrath. All that becomes irrelevant when Bhuto Khan begins his siege of the city using the biggest cannon in the world, The Mouth of God! FC, 32pg $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #4
    Way of the Rat (2002) 4

    by Dixon, Johnson, & Ryder; Colored by Garcia No rest for Boon this issue. The Silken Ghost gives Boon until sundown to find the Phoenix Heart. The Judge sends his deadliest killers to find Boon. Tiger Mah swears vengeance against the Jade Rat. The Great Khan begins a siege campaign to bring down the walls of Zhumar. And Po Po is too hung over to care about any of it. Blazing martial arts action AND a drunken monkey! FC, 32pg $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #5
    Way of the Rat (2002) 5

    by Dixon, Whigham, Geraci, & Garcia Nubotai warns Bhuto Khan that Judge X'ain is not to be trusted and so the horde will ride against Zhumar with a weapon that could reduce the city's walls to rubble. Boon searches for the mystical Phoenix Heart and learns another lesson from Po Po. FC, 32pg $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #6
    Way of the Rat (2002) 6

    by Chuck Dixon, Jeff Johnson, Tom Ryder, & Chris Garcia Boon and The Great Bhuto Khan battle to decide the fate of the city of Zhumar. This is the martial arts fight you've been waiting to see. Boon Sai Hong must call on all of his new talents to save his own life and the lives of thousands of the city's inhabitants. But the Khan has a nasty revelation that may throw the fight his way. FC, 32pg $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #7
    Way of the Rat (2002) 7

    by Dixon, Johnson, Ryder, & Garcia Boon is the hero of Zhumar but pride comes before a fall and Judge Xain is ready to take all the advantage he can. Will Boon be able to hold onto his newfound magic before the Judge takes it away. Boon is a hero to everyone but Po Po is sure his student is still a fool. After winning so much is Boon heading for a fall? FC, 32pg $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #8
    Way of the Rat (2002) 8

    Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Jeff Johnson & Tom Ryder, colors by Chris Garcia The future of a kingdom lies in the hands of the thief who stole it! Boon Sai Hong, the infamous "Jade Rat," never aspired to be more than a thief. Then he met Po Po, the wisecracking monkey master, who taught Boon the truth about the magical ring he stole, the forces of darkness arrayed against his homeland, and Boon's own destiny as the hero of his world! In another case of Boon being too clever by half, the Book of the Hell of the Hungry Dragons has fallen into the hands of Judge X'ain and the results will prove disastrous for the city of Zhumar. Meanwhile: Princess Zheng returns to her father's palace only to find treachery. On sale December 4 FC, 32pg $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #9
    Way of the Rat (2002) 9

    Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Luke Ross & Drew Geraci, colors by Chris Garcia The future of a kingdom lies in the hands of the thief who stole it! Boon Sai Hong, the infamous "Jade Rat," never aspired to be more than a thief. Then he met Po Po, the wisecracking monkey master, who taught Boon the truth about the magical ring he stole, the forces of darkness arrayed against his homeland, and Boon's own destiny as the hero of his world! Boon has overstayed his welcome in the Judge's house, but it's going to take an army to evict him! He uses the Ring of Blades for the first time to devastating effect. Meanwhile, the Silken Ghost prowls the Imperial City and learns a dark secret of the Emperor. And the dragons the Judge has imprisoned aren't content to stay put. 32 pages full color, on sale January 2 $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #10
    Way of the Rat (2002) 10

    Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Jeff Johnson & Tom Ryder, colors by Chris Garcia The future of a kingdom lies in the hands of the thief who stole it! Boon Sai Hong, the infamous "Jade Rat," never aspired to be more than a thief. Then he met Po Po, the wisecracking monkey master, who taught Boon the truth about the magical ring he stole, the forces of darkness arrayed against his homeland, and Boon's own destiny as the hero of his world! The Emperor Dragon is loose in the streets of Zhumar and only Boon Sai Hong can hope to stop him before the city is turned to rubble. Has Princess Zheng returned to the city only to die with the rest? 32 pages full color, on sale February 5 ... $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #11
    Way of the Rat (2002) 11

    Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Jeff Johnson & Tom Ryder, colors by Chris Garcia The Emperor Dragon is bringing the city of Zhumar crashing down in a blazing inferno. The army has fled. The people cower in terror. Who will stand with Boon, Princess Zheng and the Silken Ghost against this greatest of threats? Only Po Po holds the key to victory. And NOT the Po Po you think! On sale March 5. FC, 32pg $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #12
    Way of the Rat (2002) 12

    Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Jeff Johnson & Tom Ryder, colors by Chris Garcia THE STUNNING, DESTRUCTIVE AND EARTHSHAKING CONCLUSION to the Emperor Dragon arc as the secret to destroying the dragon proves more deadly than the curse. This spectacular climax to this epic tale will have sweeping implications for the life of Boon and Po Po as someone close to them dies and another reveals a long-hidden truth. FC, 32pg $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #13
    Way of the Rat (2002) 13

    Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Jeff Johnson & Tom Ryder, colors by Chris Garcia The future of a kingdom lies in the hands of the thief who stole it! Boon Sai Hong, the infamous "Jade Rat," never aspired to be more than a thief. Then he met Po Po, the wisecracking monkey master, who taught Boon the truth about the magical ring he stole, the forces of darkness arrayed against his homeland, and Boon's own destiny as the hero of his world! Boon and his adopted grandmother use the Phoenix Heart to raise the spirit of a departed soul and unintentionally raise all of the dead in Zhumar! Hyun Joon arrives to take over rule of the city at the orders of the Emperor and finds the inhabitants fleeing for their lives! Mysticism and martial arts action! 32 pages full color, on sale May 7 ... $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #14
    Way of the Rat (2002) 14

    by Chuck Dixon, Luke Ross, & Chris Garcia Swords And Shadows! Assassins invade the Imperial House of the Emperor of Shinacea and meet with deadly traps, bloodthirsty guards and mystical menace. What is their mission? Who is their master? And what does this have to do with Boon Sai Hong? FC, 32pg $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #15
    Way of the Rat (2002) 15

    Chuck Dixon (w), Jeff Johson (p), Tom Ryder (i), Chris Garcia (c) An assassin attacks! Spirits haunt Zhumar, but when the city's population attempts to flee, they face the many guns of Hyun Joon! Who is this killer, and why has he targeted Boon Sai Hong? "Between Boon's Jackie Chan-esque martial arts sequences, the diverse and entertaining supporting cast, and the hilarious nagging of Po Po, WAY OF THE RAT continues to prove itself one of the best action movies put on paper." ?Aint It Cool News.com 32 pgs, full color, on sale July 9 $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #16
    Way of the Rat (2002) 16

    Chuck Dixon (w), Jeff Johnson (p), Tom Ryder (i), Chris Garcia (c) Someone dies this issue...but who? The spirit of Judge X'ain now inhabits the body of the deadliest assassin in the empire! Will he use this newfound host to bring peace to Zhumar or to settle old scores? What do you think? Be there as another cast member falls beneath the blade of an assassin! "WAY OF THE RAT continues to impress on just about every level! Dixon's instilled it with humor, mysticism, and excitement...mesmerizing!" ?TheFourthRail.com 32 pgs, full color, on sale August 6 $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #17
    Way of the Rat (2002) 17

    Chuck Dixon (w), Jeff Johnson (p), Tom Ryder (i), Chris Garcia (c) When the Silken Ghost discovers a weapon that can save the city of Zhumar from the ghost of Judge X'ain, Boon Sai Hong once again leaps into the crossroads of destiny! FC, 32pg $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #18
    Way of the Rat (2002) 18

    Chuck Dixon (w), Jeff Johnson (p), Tom Ryder (i), Chris Garcia (c) The creepy conclusion to the "Haunted Zhumar" story-arc! Trapped in Old Mother's house by an army of evil ghosts, things get even worse for Boon and Po Po thanks to the arrival of Kung Kung Yi! Who is this powerful spirit ? and why do even the undead fear him? 32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 8 $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #19
    Way of the Rat (2002) 19

    Chuck Dixon (w), Wil Rosado (p), TBD (i), Chris Garcia (c) A new adventure begins as Silken Ghost strikes! Judge X'ain seeks to gain power over the cursed city of Zhumar, and even the grave won't stop him! Meanwhile, is there a future for Boon and Tei Su? Po Po has a few opinions on that! FC, 32pg $2.95 on sale Nov. 5 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #20
    Way of the Rat (2002) 20

    Chuck Dixon (w), Jeff Johnson (p), Tom Ryder (i), Chris Garcia (c) Where are Boon & Po Po? The last person anyone expected to see enters Zhumar looking for Boon Sai Hong...but our bumbling thief and his monkey mentor are missing! Hey, do they get killed in THE PATH #22? 32 pgs, on sale Dec. 10 $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #21
    Way of the Rat (2002) 21

    Written By Chuck Dixon Penciled By Jeff Johnson Treasure trap! The good news: Boon and Po Po have stumbled upon a cave filled with riches. The bad news: our kung-fu couple have also found a vicious guardian that won't rest until all intruders are dead! 32 pgs, on sale Jan. 10 $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #22
    Way of the Rat (2002) 22

    Written By Chuck Dixon; Penciled By Luke Ross It's monkey mania when Po Po grabs the spotlight! With Boon trapped in the endless treasure cave with a man-eating monster, only the monkey mentor can escape to save the day... but once he's free, will he follow through? Is this Po Po's finest hour, or his best opportunity to be rid of Boon forever? This is it, the all-monkey issue! 32 pgs, on sale Feb. 4 $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #23
    Way of the Rat (2002) 23

    Written By Chuck Dixon Penciled By Luke Ross More monkey madness! Boon battles an immortal creature intent on eating him...and only Po Po can save him! The problem is, the monkey mentor is trapped in a danger even he cannot figure a way out of! Plus: the Silken Ghost encounters her match in combat...but who is he? 32 pgs, on sale March 3 $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #24
    Way of the Rat (2002) 24

    Written By Chuck Dixon; Penciled By Luke Ross Now strikes the Ring of Fists! With Boon nowhere to be found, the Silken Ghost must battle the master of the Ring of Fists! Meanwhile, Boon and friends are lost and thousands of miles from Zhumar ? and Po Po may have cost them their only way home! FC, 32pg Cover price $2.95.