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Comic books September 2002

  • Issue #2
    100 Percent (2002) 2

    WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY PAUL POPE; COVER BY POPE. The sci-fi "graphic movie" from VERTIGO continues. Futuristic heavyweight boxing champion Haitous prepares for his most difficult match to date ? which is a cake walk compared to his connection (obsession?) with club manager Strel. Secretive go-go dancer Daisy puts her best face (and stomach) forward as she hits the stage with a performance of the neo-erotic sensation, Gastro ? unaware that her diary is in the hands of the club's most notorious busboy. Kim and Eloy inadvertently are set-up at a performance art exhibition, but it's what Kim uncovers about Eloy's chorus of 100 tea kettles that really blows her mind. MATURE READERS B&W, 48 Pages Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #2A
    10th Muse (2002 Avatar) 2A

    Written by Darren G. Davis. Art by Roger Cruz, Oclair Albert and Edde Wagner. Cover by Roger Cruz & Edde Wagner. Emma finally has a moment to breathe, or at least she thinks she does as all is back to normal in her District Attorney's office. Just when she thought that she could have a good night's sleep, a new group of super villains start making their presence known in San Francisco. Forced into action once again, "The Endgame" plays the Muse to her already stretched limits. Getting badly beaten, her dual lives are in more conflict than ever as her parents are stopping by for the weekend! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #2B
    10th Muse (2002 Avatar) 2B

    Written by Darren G. Davis. Art by Roger Cruz, Oclair Albert and Edde Wagner. Cover by Talent Caldwell & Crooks. Emma finally has a moment to breathe, or at least she thinks she does as all is back to normal in her District Attorney's office. Just when she thought that she could have a good night's sleep, a new group of super villains start making their presence known in San Francisco. Forced into action once again, "The Endgame" plays the Muse to her already stretched limits. Getting badly beaten, her dual lives are in more conflict than ever as her parents are stopping by for the weekend! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #2C
    10th Muse (2002 Avatar) 2C

    Written by Darren G. Davis. Art by Roger Cruz, Oclair Albert and Edde Wagner. Cover by Craig Rousseau. Emma finally has a moment to breathe, or at least she thinks she does as all is back to normal in her District Attorney's office. Just when she thought that she could have a good night's sleep, a new group of super villains start making their presence known in San Francisco. Forced into action once again, "The Endgame" plays the Muse to her already stretched limits. Getting badly beaten, her dual lives are in more conflict than ever as her parents are stopping by for the weekend! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #1307
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1307

    September 4, 2002. All color except for Rogue Trooper and Strontium Dog. Features include Judge Dredd in "Rotten Manners" part 2 (script by John Wagner, art by Paul Marshall), Rogue Trooper in "Overkill" part 2 (script by Gordon Rennie, art by Simon Coleby), Sinister Dexter in "Deaky Poobar, We Hardly Knew Ye" part 1 (script by Dan Abnett, art by Steve Parkhouse), Bison part 7 (script by Colin Clayton and Chris Dows, art by Lawrence Campbell and Lee Townsend), and Strontium Dog in "Roadhouse" part 8 (script by JohnWagner, art by Carlos Ezquerra). Colin Macneil cover.

  • Issue #1308
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1308

    September 11, 2002. All color except for Rogue Trooper. Features include Judge Dredd in "Voices Off" (art by John Wagner, art by Mick McMahon), Scrap part 1, "Gregs" (script by Simon Spurrier, art by Richard Elson), Sinister Dexter in "Deaky Poobar, We Hardly Knew Ye" part 2 (script by Dan Abnett, art by Steve Parkhouse), Bison part 8 (script by Colin Clayton and Chris Dows, art by Lawrence Campbell and Lee Townsend), and Rogue Trooper in "Lions" part 1 (script by Gordon Rennie, pencils by Staz Johnson, inks by David Roach). Simon Davis cover.

  • Issue #1309
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1309

    September 18, 2002. All color except for Rogue Trooper. Features inlcude Judge Dredd in "An Everyday Disaster" (script by John Wagner, art by Jim Baikie), the Scrap part 2, "Before Your Eyes" (script by Simon Spurrier, art by Richard Elson), Sinister Dexter in "Deaky Poobar, We Hardly Knew Ye" (script by Dan Abnett, art by Steve Parkhouse), Bison part 9 (script by Colin Clayton and Chris Dows, art by Lawrence Campbell and Lee Townsend), and Rogue Trooper in "Lions" part 2 (script by Gordon Rennie, pencils by Mike Collins, inks by David Roach). Baikie cover.

  • Issue #1310
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1310

    September 25, 2002. All color except for Future Shocks and Rogue Trooper. Features include Judge Dredd in "Class Project" (script by John Wagner, art by David Millgate), Future Shocks in "His Master's Voice" (script by Jamie Woolley, art by Jim McCarthy). Sinister Dexter in "Deaky Poobar, We Hardly Knewe Ye" part 4 (script by Dan Abnett, art by Steve Parkhouse), the Scrap part 3, "Odds and Evens" (script by Simon Spurrier, art by Richard Elson), and Rogue Trooper in "A Visit to the Boneyard" part 1 (script by Gordon Rennie, pencils by Mike Collins, inks by David Roach). Peter Doherty cover.

  • Issue #1
    A Fine Mess (2002) 1

    by Matt Madden. Fans of Matt Madden's graphic novels Odds Off and Black Candy will now be able to get a regular dose of new work from this innovative young talent with his regular series, A Fine Mess, collecting various new comics and works-in-progress, including Madden's "Exercises in Style," which has already gained a following on-line. A Fine Mess covers the map, showing Madden's range from rigorous formal experimentation to novelistic human drama. This issue is a deluxe package featuring the playful and bittersweet 16-page "Night of the Grossinator," lushly printed in two-color process. This issue also includes new shorts that find Madden experimenting with comics form and narrative. MATURE READERS, 8-in.x 9-in., 32 pages. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    ABC Warriors The Black Hole TPB (2002 Titan/2000 AD) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Collects material from 2000 A.D. (1977-2006 United Kingdom) #555-566 and 573-581. Written by Pat Mills. Art and cover by Simon Bisley. 2000 A.D. The A.B.C. Warriors are back in this explosive collection written by Pat Mills (Slaine) and featuring the ultra-dynamic art of Simon Bisley (LOBO, Heavy Metal)! When the far-future evil empire of Termight begins experimenting with time-travel, they unleash a force that could destroy the entire universe! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 136 pages, B&W. Cover price $16.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Abel GN (2002 AIT/Planet Lar) 2nd Edition 1-1ST

    2nd Edition (AIT/Planet Lar) - 1st printing. Written by William Harms. Art by Mark Bloodworth. Set in Friend, Nebraska during World War II, Abel is the story of racism, betrayal, and murder. At the center is thirteen-year- old John Vitosh, a lonely boy who lives under the constant violence of his older brother Philip. Friendless, John is taken under the wing of Mr. Mar, a Chinese man-servant for the wealthy Mr. Harrison, but it is a friendship which threatens to not only rip apart the Vitosh family, but the entire community of Friend as well. If you like Road to Perdition, you'll enjoy this compelling, sepia-toned graphic novel. Afterword by World Fantasy Award-winning author Rachel Pollack; matte-finished cover by Brian Wood. Softcover, 96 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #793
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 793

    WRITTEN BY JOE KELLY; ART BY PASCUAL FERRY AND MARK MORALES; COVER BY KILIAN PLUNKETT. The conclusion to "Return to Krypton II!" It's all-out war on Krypton! And to make things worse, the planet's red sun is expanding, threatening to engulf Krypton. Will Superman witness his homeworld die one more time? For more information, see the feature article. FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Adventures of Edgar Mudd and Elaine TPB (2002) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Edgar and party continue their search for the book of awe as the technologically-inclined puns keep coming. And the evil Phiste returns to thwart Edgar's plans. In this new-found reality of alien conspiracy and Earthly discontent, will Edgar's humanity be the one thing that saves us all? Watch this hand-painted tell-all conclusion to find out. Softcover, 106 pages, full color. Cover price $13.95.

  • Issue #606
    Adventures of Superman (1987) 606

    WRITTEN BY JOE CASEY; ART BY DUNCAN ROULEAU AND MARLO ALQUIZA; COVER BY KILIAN PLUNKETT. "Return to Krypton II" Part 2! Jor-El and Superman confront the Rao zealots, led by the evil Xon-Ur ? who has harnesed the power of Krypton's red sun. The duo must also rescue Kal's mom Lara from their clutches. FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #1
    Agent X (2002) 1

    Written by Gail Simone. Art and Cover by Udon. Introducing the mystery man known only as Agent X! You may think you know what's coming -- and who this mystery man is -- but do you really? And will Agent X's unique talents make him tough enough to endure training at the hands of the Taskmaster? Or maybe a better question is: will Taskmaster let him? 40 pages Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #11
    Alias (2001 Marvel) 11
    Published Sep 2002 by Marvel.

    Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Michael Gaydos. Cover by David Mack. Jessica Jones is a big city P.I. -- but this new case takes her to a small town where the locals aren't telling her everything she needs to know find a missing girl. And her past as a super heroine won't help her this time! 32 pages, FC. Contains explicit content. Recommended for adult readers. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #12
    Alias (2001 Marvel) 12
    Published Sep 2002 by Marvel.

    Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Mark Bagley and Michael Gaydos. Cover by David Mack. Jessica Jones's investigations into a small town show that a missing young girl is not what she seemed. And, once again: no appearances by Luke Cage! 32 pages, FC. Contains explicit content. Recommended for adult readers. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #5
    All New Tenchi Muyo! Part 1 (2002) 5

    by Hitoshi Okuda When a strange artifact is unearthed on the Misaki family property, salamander-like aliens sneak into the household to steal it... only to face mad scientist Washu's high-tech home security measures! Then, Ryo-Oh-Ki (the team's friendly bio-organic spaceship) takes humanoid form to go on a date with Tenchi. But first Sasami must give the shapeshifter a remedial lesson in how to walk on two legs. b&w, 32pg (5 of 5) $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #17
    Alter Ego (1999 Magazine) 17

    This issue features Lou Fine, Arnold Drake, Murphy Anderson, and more! Behind great color covers by Lou Fine (The Ray), and Lius Dominguez (Doom Patrol), you'll learn about "Fine Art" as Golden Age colossus Lou Fine is remembered by three who loved him, plus a pulse-pounding plethora of gorgeous, rarely-see art by Fine, Eisner, Crandall, and others! Also, Murphy Anderson speaks with Jim Amash about Lou Fine and the Fiction House comics in the 1940s! Arnold Drake (co-creator of Doom Patrol and Deadman) talks about Bruno Premiani, Carmine Infantino, Mort Weisinger, Bob Haney, and the 1960s at DC Comics! Roy Thomas dissects the Golden Age Robotman! Michael T. Gilbert and Mr. Monster look at the non-EC action comics of Jack Davis and George Evans! Plus, there's an FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America) section featuring C.C. Beck, Marc Swayze, Alvin Schwartz, Jay Disbrow, and E. Nelson Bridwell, and more! (Twomorrows Publishing) Magazine, 8.5x11, 108pg, b&w $5.95 Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #23
    Amazing Figure Modeler (1995) 23

    It's alive! It's alive! Amazing Figure Modeler is piecing together a "Monster" of an issue devoted to the undisputed heavy weight champion of the horror world.... Frankenstein's Monster! From Universal Studio's black-and-white beauties to Hammer Studio's Technicolor terrors, the Frankenstein Mythos will be represented in every shape and form. Plus, watch in horror as a "slab" full of articles teach you stitch by stitch "How to make a Monster." Readers are gonna bust a bolt at what this issue has to offer, with interviews of the daughter of Frankenstein, Sara Karloff, and one of the true original G.K. monster makers, Dimensional Designs. This winter AFM #23 will be alive with more great modeling excitement! (Amazing Figure Modeler) Magazine, PC $7.00 Cover price $7.00.

  • Issue #43
    Amazing Spider-Man (1998 2nd Series) 43

    Cover by John Romita, Jr. "Cold Arms," script by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils by John Romita, Jr., inks by Scott Hanna; In Los Angeles, Carlyle pretends to offer Dr. Octopus a job with Nexus Industries; After Ock reveals his metal arms, Carlyle gasses him into unconsciousness; Peter calls MJ's modeling agency, attempting to apologize to her for missing her New York visit, but the receptionist stonewalls him; Five days later, Ock revives as Carlyle's prisoner; Carlyle reveals his new-and-improved reverse-engineered Octopus tentacles; As May and Peter fly to the coast to visit MJ, Carlyle uses his tentacles to rob a bank; At Nexus, Ock regains mental control of his own tentacles and escapes; At the movie studio, MJ meets Mr. Devereaux and learns that she is playing Lobster-Man's romantic interest. 36 pgs., full color. $2.25. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #17
    American Century (2001) 17

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY MARC LAMING AND DIGITAL CHAMELEON. PAINTED COVER BY JIM SILKE. Part 1 of the 4-part "Coming Home." Harry Kraft's back in Chicago, blowing hot air in the Windy City and hoping life's changed since he left. The jazz clubs are still hopping, the cops are still corrupt, and the camera clubs are still clicking. But when Harry finds out his black sheep brother's no longer among the living, it forces him into a reunion with the one person he wishes was dead. Whatever happens, don't touch the hair. MATURE READERS FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #2
    American Splendor Unsung Hero (2002) 2

    Written by Harvey Pekar. Art and cover by David Collier. Harvey Pekar continues his character study of Vietnam veteran Robert McNeill. Far more than a typical war story, Pekar and McNeill journey through the nuances of the experience, dissecting what it meant for Robert to be a black man in an already racially charged environment, and his interactions with the influences -- both friendly and unfriendly -- that surrounded him. Once again, Harvey Pekar masterfully illuminates a subtle aspect of the human condition that few others are willing or able to tackle. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Amy Racecar TPB (2002 The Ultimate Collection) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Amy Racecar Color Special (1997) #1-2 and Stray Bullets (1995-2005) #6, 10, and 18. Story and art by David Lapham. This action-packed, laugh-riot, fun-filled collection features both of the Amy Racecar Color Specials along with her appearances in Stray Bullets, plus a behind-the-scenes section about the conception, creation, and evolution of the most infamous gangster who ever lived! Get the whole story of the girl-who-ain't-right-in-the-head, and find out just how many times she can blow up the planet in this way-cool, bookshelf-worthy volume! Softcover, 160 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $19.95.

  • Vol. 122 #9
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 122 #9

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    September 2002. Cover by Dominic Harman. Stories: "In Spirit" by Pat Forde, "Protocol" by Timothy Zahn, "Perchance to Dream" by Lloyd Biggle, Jr., "Far From the Emerald Isle" by James Van Pelt, "Renewable Resources" by Jerry Oltion, and "Chrysalis" by Larry Niven. Science Fact article: "Sedimentology Gone Wild" by Richard A. Lovett, Ph.D. Probability Zero: "Bumper Cars" by Grey Rollins. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 144 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Angel Long Night's Journey TPB (2002 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Angel (2001 2nd Series) #1-4. Written by Brett Matthews and Joss Whedon. Art by Mel Rubi and Chris Dreier. Cover by Mel Rubi. Angel searches for a kidnapped child and stumbles upon a force of unspeakable evil and unimaginable power. It seems some insidious character has an old bone to pick with L.A.'s resident vampire detective. Now Angel must go toe to toe with some of the toughest monsters around. Artist Mel Rubi takes us from the darkened mean streets of Los Angeles, to the dizzying heights of the city's skyscrapers, and face to face with some of the strangest, most grotesque, and most unsettlingly seductive creatures Angel has ever faced. Brett Matthews and Angel creator Joss Whedon have retooled and reinvented Angel, giving us a story that is much too big for the small screen. Softcover, 104 pages, full color. Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
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    Volume 2 - 1st printing. Twelve-year-old Misaki is a natural at the game of Angelic Layer. She's only been at it for a few weeks, and is already moving up the tournament ladder. Though she doesn't yet know it, her Angel, Hikaru, is advanced beyond the powers of other Angels. Yet, one other player - the preschool prodigy Hatoko Kobayashi - was able to kick Misaki's butt in the first round. Has Misaki learned enough to turn the tide in round 2? Softcover, 182 pages, B&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Anime Trivia Quizbook SC (2000-2002) 2-1ST

    Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Episode 2: Torments from the Top 20!" Includes hundreds of questions to trsta fan's knowledge on films, cartoons, and anime. Softcover, 7-in. x 8 1/2-in., 176 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #1009
    Animerica (1992) 1009
    Published Sep 2002 by Viz.

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    Anime & Manga Monthly - anime, games, model kits, toys. The best magazine for anime fans! Special Deep Thoughts Issue. This issue: The End of Evangelion - What Does it All Mean? Also featuring: X: The Anime Series; Saber Marionette J to X; Fall TV Preview. Squarebound. Magazine, 96 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Book 7 - 1st printing. Written by Laurell K. Hamilton. In the seventh book in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series, Anita agrees to help track down a possible psychic firestarter, while simultaneously policing the local werewolf pack - even though she's split-up with their alpha, Richard. Then, Jean-Claude, the vampire Master of the City and her lover, needs her help to confront a visiting delegation of the vampires' ruling council who are questioning how he received the power to destroy a council member and believe him to be dangerous to the hierarchy. Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 376 pages, Text Only. Mature Readers

  • Issue #1
    Apache Skies (2002) 1
    • Signed by writer John Ostrander with Lone Star comics certificate of authenticity.
    • Signed by writer John Ostrander with Lone Star comics certificate of authenticity.
    • Signed by writer John Ostrander with Lone Star comics certificate of authenticity.

    painted cover by leonardo manco john ostrander (w)/leonard manco (a) ? THE SCOOP: The Wild West explodes in a fully-painted MAX series! ? THE SET-UP: Following the success of their critically acclaimed BLAZE OF GLORY miniseries, John Ostrander and Leonardo Manco return to bring you a new tale of the Old West more real and raw than any you've seen before. As part of the MAX line, the kid gloves are off and the bullets are flying. Manco's art, shot directly from his colored pencils and watercolors, makes this perhaps the most gorgeous comic of the year. Think you don't like Westerns? Take a look at this and think again. Love Westerns? Prepare to go crazy, because APACHE SKIES is coming at you like a bullet between the eyes! ? THE STORY: A man is murdered. A legend is born. It is 1886. The American Southwest. The original Apache Kid is dead, gunned down in an ambush by a pack of cowards. Now his friend Johnny Bart, the Rawhide Kid, rides the vengeance trail to make the killers pay. But someone else is also hunting those murderers, someone who may have a claim to the title of Apache Kid! And little do they know that another man hunts them all. There are those who will make one last run, one last fight, to stand free and tall in the mountains under the wide blue Apache Skies! ? THE WRITER SPEAKS: "This is a chance to show violence even more realistically," explained Ostrander. "Why is that a good thing? Because showing it sanitised makes it too easy, makes it more glamorous. I want the violence to feel brutal." ? THE FORMAT: Each issue of this four-part, monthly series will be 32 pages, with ads. ? THE WARNING: Contains explicit content. Recommended for adult readers. 7-59606-?-00111 2.99 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #525
    Archie (1943) 525

    by Various, Gladir & Goldberg "The Thinker" (script by Craig Boldman): Archie decides to turn over a new leaf by thinking things through to their logical conclusions, but one man's logic has other conclusions in store for him! "Imagination" (script by George Gladir): Archie finds out inventing toys isn't child's play! "Old Story" (script by Mike Pellowski): Archie takes a sudden interest in antiques... no surprise when the antique dealer's daughter is a teenage beauty! "Sausage Saga" (script by Gladir & Stan Goldberg): A story illustrating how Riverdale has gone to the dogs... hot-dogs, that is! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #59
    Archie and Friends (1991) 59

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    by George Gladir & Stan Goldberg "The Paper Caper": When someone steals Mr. Lodge's rare movie poster collection, the gang head to Hollywood to try to nab the film-fan-felon! The trail leads them everywhere from the real-live Cincecon Film Fest to Tinseltown landmarks like Grauman's Chinese Theater, from famous movie memorabilia shops on Hollywood Boulevard to that mecca of teenage shopping, Melrose Place! Will this film have a happy ending, or will the villain elude them? This is one story you'll want to read from the opening credits to the final fade-out! FC, 32pg$1.99 Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #191
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 191

    by Various The adventures of America's favorite teen continue with new stories and classic tales! Digest, FC $2.19 Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #135
    Archie's Double Digest (1982) 135

    by Various Double your pages, double your Archie and double your fun in this double digest full of new stories and classic tales! Digest, FC$3.29 Cover price $3.29.

  • Issue #68
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals Double Digest (1995) 68

    by Various The spotlight is on the wonderful cast of Archie supporting characters, in this double digest featuring new stories and classic tales. Digest, FC $3.29 Cover price $3.29.

  • Issue #22
    Archie's Weird Mysteries (2000) 22

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    By Paul Castiglia and Fernando Ruiz. It's Another Make Your Own Mystery Contest Winner! "Toy Terror": In this intriguing tale suggested by reader Amy Kwok of British Columbia, Canada, Archie and his friends find themselves boxed up and lined up on the shelf of a toy store! How did this happen... and can they escape the terror of the remote control toys and kids on their trail?! Also: "Mystery of the Mole Monster" (by Fernando Ruiz): Archie and his friends fall into fear when a series of sinkholes open all over Riverdale. Investigating the creepy caverns, they find themselves face-to-face with a mole monster! Is there more to this than meets the 'mine'? FC, 32pgs. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #1
    Arkanium (2002) 1

    by Easton, Thomas, Stull, & Walker In a dark future where political and social forces threaten to rip the world asunder, the hunt is on for a collection of mystically powered scrolls known only as Arkanium. The legend of the Arkanium scrolls suggests that whomever unlocks its secrets will attain psychic and physical perfection, converting the bearer into the dominant life force on Earth. Rowan ? an American weapons designer and part-time mercenary ? is drawn to Shing, a proud spiritual statesman who works within the newly formed Buddhist government of China. What draws them together is Moukie, the nefarious leader of the unspeakable evil, the Children of the Damned. Rowan and Shing must now discover the link the binds them, what it means, and why they must stop Moukie and the Children of the Damned from unlocking the power of the scrolls. Created by Pat Lee. Features a triple-gate cover by LeSean Thomas! FC, 32pg $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Art of Cardcaptor Sakura SC (2002) 2-1ST

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    Volume 2 - 1st printing. By CLAMP. A wonderful, full-color art book for Cardcaptor fans! Cardcaptor Sakura was the top-selling girls manga in Japan, and now it's the top-selling girls manga in America. Now fans can collect all of the full-color artwork from CLAMP featuring their favorite characters. The Art of Cardcaptor Sakura contains over 100 full color pictures from the series, most of which have never before been seen in America! Softcover, 112 pages, full color. NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1A-1ST
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    1st printing. Art by Jeffrey Jones. Text by Cathy & Arnie Fenner. For more than three decades Jeffrey Jones has enchanted an international group of fans with his works of fine art, book covers, and comic strips for National Lampoon and Heavy Metal. The first comprehensive assessment of his unconventional life and remarkable career, this illustrated biography features 175 heroic and disturbing works by a virtuoso of illustrated art including numerous book covers for such literary luminaries as Fritz Lieber, Robert E. Howard, Dean Koontz, and Andre Norton, as well as comic covers, calendar art, gallery nudes, and unpublished pieces. (Underwood Books) Hardcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 176 pages, full color. Cover price $35.00.

  • Issue #1B-1ST
    Art of Jeffrey Jones HC (2002) 1B-1ST

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    1st printing. Art by Jeffrey Jones. Text by Cathy & Arnie Fenner. For more than three decades Jeffrey Jones has enchanted an international group of fans with his works of fine art, book covers, and comic strips for National Lampoon and Heavy Metal. The first comprehensive assessment of his unconventional life and remarkable career, this slipcased, illustrated biography features 175 heroic and disturbing works by a virtuoso of illustrated art including numerous book covers for such literary luminaries as Fritz Lieber, Robert E. Howard, Dean Koontz, and Andre Norton, as well as comic covers, calendar art, gallery nudes, and unpublished pieces. (Underwood Books) NOTE: Due to the limited nature of this item, allocations may occur. Hardcover (Slipcase), 9-in. x 12-in., 176 pages, full color. Cover price $100.00.

  • Issue #1B-1ST
    Art of Joseph Michael Linsner HC (2002) 1B-1ST

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    Limited Edition Signed and numbered by Joseph Michael Linsner - 1st printing. By Joseph Michael Linsner. Few names in the art world today stir the passions of fans like that of Joseph Michael Linsner. A maverick phenomenon, Linsner has been painting visions of fantastic worlds and beautiful women since 1989. He stormed the world with his personal tribute to the Goddess, Dawn. Collected here for the first time is the body of work that Joseph himself is proudest of. This much-anticipated volume boasts some of Linsner's very best work, including covers and over a dozen previously unseen and unpublished paintings. Scores of rare production sketches and color roughs will be highlighted, as well as a special "how to" section in which Linsner gives a sneak peek at the production of one of his dazzling Dawn paintings from start to finish. More than simply pinup art, Linsner's work illuminates a complex mythology, rife with its own symbolism and language. Ever wanted to go to Heaven, Hell and beyond? Linsner's art will take you there. Contains 16 extra pages of material. Hardcover (Slipcase), 9-in. x 11 1/2-in., 192 pages, full color. NOTE: Limited to only 1000 copies only. Cover price $69.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Art of Mike Hoffman SC (2002-2003) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Sorcerer!" Hoffman's following is legion, and now this new master of Fantasy is back with a handsome third volume of his exotic, erotic and exquisite art! This high-quality, oversized squarebound volume is a artistic presentation of pencil, ink. and oil paintings, and features a huge full-color section, far larger than ever before! Completing the trilogy begun with Sorceress I and II, it's a must-have item for all Hoffman afficionados and Fantasy art lovers! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 48 pages, PC/PB&W. Mature Readers Cover price $16.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Asterix and the Actress GN (2002 Sterling Edition) 1-1ST

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    Sterling (Orion) Edition - 1st printing. Written by Rene Goscinny. Art by Albert Uderzo. Celebration is in the air, as Asterix and Obelix rejoice in their joint birthday party. The protagonists expectations for carefree feasting soon get interrupted by the consequences of maternal matrimonial plans for their beloved offspring who are also the recipients of gifts of glorious gold Roman armor, meant to distract them while the mothers find wives for their bachelor sons. Unbeknownst to the birthday boys, the armor was purloined from Pompey, chief conspirator against Caesar, and to retrieve it, the aggrieved intriguer has sent the famous and talented actress Latraviata, disguised as the Gaulish gal Panacea, Asterix's former flame! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/4-in., 48 pages, full color. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Asterix and the Actress GN (2002 Sterling Edition) 1-REP

    Sterling (Orion) Edition - 2nd and later printings. Written by Rene Goscinny. Art by Albert Uderzo. Celebration is in the air, as Asterix and Obelix rejoice in their joint birthday party. The protagonists expectations for carefree feasting soon get interrupted by the consequences of maternal matrimonial plans for their beloved offspring who are also the recipients of gifts of glorious gold Roman armor, meant to distract them while the mothers find wives for their bachelor sons. Unbeknownst to the birthday boys, the armor was purloined from Pompey, chief conspirator against Caesar, and to retrieve it, the aggrieved intriguer has sent the famous and talented actress Latraviata, disguised as the Gaulish gal Panacea, Asterix's former flame! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/4-in., 48 pages, full color. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #1A
    Astika (2002) 1A

    Standard cover. Tale of Two Cities - Created by Pablo J. Munoz. Written by Mauro Mantella. Art by Walther Taborda. The year is 2100, a century after the events in Genome. The world is divided into two independent halves. The East has become a hemisphere ruled by the Empire of India. The biorobots, space command forces, clone fighters, and artificial intelligences live together with the human race. But in India, two opposing fractions fight to rule over the empire: The Astikos and the Nastikos. And that fight can sweep civilization away. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #1B
    Astika (2002) 1B

    Alternate cover. Tale of Two Cities - Created by Pablo J. Munoz. Written by Mauro Mantella. Art by Walther Taborda. The year is 2100, a century after the events in Genome. The world is divided into two independent halves. The East has become a hemisphere ruled by the Empire of India. The biorobots, space command forces, clone fighters, and artificial intelligences live together with the human race. But in India, two opposing fractions fight to rule over the empire: The Astikos and the Nastikos. And that fight can sweep civilization away. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #6-1ST
    Astro Boy TPB (2002-2004 Dark Horse Digest) 6-1ST

    Volume 6 - 1st printing. Story and art by Osamu Tezuka. In the wake of the critical acclaim of the incredible Metropolis animated feature, interest in the work of Osamu Tezuka, creator of Metropolis and the godfather of Japanese comics and animation, has never been greater, and Astro Boy is the flame that ignited the modern manga and anime industries. Perhaps the most endearing, and enduring, character to emerge from Tezuka's volcanic imagination, Astro Boy thrills, amuses, and warms the hearts of readers of all ages. In this volume, a collision with an alien spacecraft sends Astro and the craft's female pilot fifty years into Earth's past, a past before robots -- not to mention aliens! Astro must find a way back to his present -- our future -- before he runs out of power, but his power is desperately needed in a world torn by war and the terror of nuclear weapons! Softcover, 5in. x 7-in., 232 pages, B&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #7-1ST
    Astro Boy TPB (2002-2004 Dark Horse Digest) 7-1ST

    Volume 7 - 1st printing. Story and art by Osamu Tezuka. From the infinite imagination of the revered Osama Tezuka, creator of Metropolis, comes Astro Boy, the launching pad for the worldwide phenoma that are manga and anime. Standing among the pantheon of classic comics series, Astro Boy shows the absolute excitement, wonder, and entertainment that only the greatest comics can achieve, as only the true masters of the medium can create. In this volume, Astro Boy's adventures in the 20th Century continue. After lying buried beneath the Mekong river during the Vietnam War, Astro is discovered and revived many years later in a time when robots are worked like slaves and discarded like broken toys. Teaming with the young and idealistic Dr. Ochanimizu, Astro fights for robot rights...and encounters his creator, Dr. Tenma, at the time of Astro's creation, a situation that could create a dangerous time paradox! Softcover, 5in. x 7-in., 216 pages, B&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #1A
    Automatic Kafka (2002) 1A

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    WRITTEN BY JOE CASEY; PAINTED ART AND COVER BY ASHLEY WOOD EYE OF THE STORM. In stores July 17. An "Eye of the Storm" debut series. From the strange and powerful minds of Joe Casey (WILDCATS, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) and Ashley Wood (Hellspawn, Popbot) comes a brave new look at super-heroes. Where have all the heroes gone? What is Mecha Six VII? What kind of action can you score in Mexico City? Who is Automatic Kafka, and why is he the greatest super-hero of the new age? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.95.