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Comic books September 2003

  • Issue #46
    100 Bullets (1999 DC Vertigo) 46

    WRITTEN BY BRIAN AZZARELLO; ART BY EDUARDO RISSO; PAINTED COVER BY DAVE JOHNSON In stores July 2. "Chill in the Oven," Part 4. Hell breaks loose, as Loop finds himself caught between a rock, a hard place, a psychotic animal, and a sadistic guard. His only chance of survival is to throw in with one of them for the throwdown, but which one? Three will kill him; one will help him live. It's a wild stab in the dark that lies at the heart of Graves' plan. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #6-1ST
    100 Bullets TPB (2000-2009 DC/Vertigo) 6-1ST

    Volume 6 - 1st printing. "Six Feet Under the Gun!" Collects 100 Bullets (1999) #37-42. Written by Brian Azzarello. Art by Eduardo Risso. Painted cover by DAVE JOHNSON. This sixth trade paperback features six stand-alone chapters, each focused on one of the story's main players: Dizzy, Cole, Benito, Lono, Graves, and Wylie. And behind each individual's story, the war between Shepherd and Graves continues to escalate, and the uneasy alliance of the 13 Families continues to fracture. Featuring an introduction by fan-favorite writer Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS). MATURE READERS Softcover, 144 pages, full color. Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #1356
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1356

    September 3, 2003. All color except for Leviathan and Past Imperfect. Features include Judge Dredd in "The Satanist" part 7 (script by John Wagner, art by Charlie Adlard), Leviathan part 6 (script by Ian Edginton, art by D'Israeli), Sinister Dexter in "Junk Bond" part 1 (script by Dan Abnett, art by Simon Davis), Past Imperfect: "The Man They Couldn't Hang" (script by Kek-W, art by Leigh Gallagher), and Strontium Dog in "The Tax Dodge" part 7 (script by John Wagner, art by Carlos Ezquerra). Adlard cover.

  • Issue #1358
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1358

    September 17, 2003. All color except for Leviathan. Features include Judge Dredd in "Club Sov" (script by Gordon Rennie, art by Simon Fraser), Leviathan part 8 (script by Ian Edginton, art by D'Israeli), Sinister Dexter in "Junk Bond" part 3 (script by Dan Abnett, art by Simon Davis), From Grace part 2 (script by Simon Spurrier, art by Frazer Irving), and Strontium Dog in "The Tax Dodge" part 9 (script by John Wagner, art by Carlos Ezquerra). Cover by Tim Jones, Drew Cope, and Simon Parr.

  • Issue #1359
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1359

    September 24, 2003. All color except for Future Shocks and Leviathan. Features include Judge Dredd in "Meet the Flooks" (script by Gordon Rennie, art by P.J. Holden), Future Shocks: "The Burning Deck" (script by Jaspre Bark, art by Rufus Dayglo), Sinister Dexter in "Junk Bond" part 4 (script by Dan Abnett, art by Simon Davis), From Grace part 3 (script by Simon Spurrier, art by Frazer Irving), and Leviathan part 9 (script by Ian Edginton, art by D'Israeli). Davis cover.

  • Issue #11
    21 Down (2002) 11

    WRITTEN BY JIMMY PALMIOTTI AND JUSTIN GRAY; ART BY JESÚS SAÍZ AND PALMIOTTI; PAINTED COVER BY JOE JUSKO. "Roadside Attractions," Part 4. By all appearances, the town of Big Tuna, Texas is average...but strange, almost magical things are happening on its lonely backroads. Mickey and Preston have no idea that their time together is running out and death is lurking around every curve! Meanwhile, in a secret underground laboratory, Mickey's daughter Alex stares down The Company Man, a metahuman assassin unleashed to stop her at all costs! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    A Drug War Carol GN (2003 Big Head Press) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    By Susan W. Wells and Scott Bieser.

    In a parody of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, the American Director of National Drug Control Policy, named Scrooge McCzar, is confronted by medical cannabis activist Mary Jane Cratchet and spirits which seek to enlighten him about the "War on Drugs."

    Softcover, 78 pages, full color.

    Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Absolute Authority HC (2002-2003 DC/Wildstorm) 1st Edition 2-1ST

    DC/Wildstorm Edition - Volume 2 - 1st printing. Collects Authority (1999-2002 1st Series) #13-20, 22, and 27-29. Written by MARK MILLAR. Art by FRANK QUITELY, ARTHUR ADAMS, CHRIS WESTON, and GARY ERSKINE. Cover by FRANK QUITELY. This new volume of THE ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY collects the entire run by red-hot scribe Mark Millar! From deposing monarchs to posing for magazine covers, from the heights of popularity to the bottom of the barrel, Millar's THE AUTHORITY redefined the comic-book superteam, provoking and pushing reader's buttons. This slipcased, oversized hardcover volume includes bonus material sure to thrill any fan! Hardcover (with Slipcase), 8-in. x 12-in., 304 pages, full color. Cover price $49.95.

  • Issue #805
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 805
    Published Sep 2003 by DC.

    WRITTEN BY JOE KELLY; ART BY PASCUAL FERRY, JASON PEARSON, AND CAM SMITH; COVER BY DAVE BULLOCK. The breathtaking conclusion to "The Harvest!" This is it: the final battle between Superman and General Zod! Who will reign supreme? There can be only one winner...and Lex Luthor is looking to fix the outcome! FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #618
    Adventures of Superman (1987) 618

    WRITTEN BY JOE CASEY; ART BY CHARLIE ADLARD; COVER BY LEE BERMEJO. The Mxy Twins have gotten rid of Earth's gravity, with devastating consequences. Superman must find a way to restore order to the world, and the solution isn't as easy as getting the twins to say their names backwards. Can he find the answer before it's too late? FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #6
    Agents (2003) 6
    Published Sep 2003 by Image.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.70) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Label #1497338001

    Written by Kevin Gunstone, art and cover by Ben Dunn. (NOTE: This issue also features a preview of Robert Kirkman's hit "The Walking Dead" series.) BW, Final issue of series. Escaping from the clutches of the nefarious C.A.B.A.L., Nigel Cord returns to Daedalus' jungle lair where a soul-searching decision confronts him; to protect the former mass murderer and ensure the world receives his amazing scientific legacy - or destroy the H.Q.'s protective barrier, so that the gathering forces of The Agency can launch a devastating assault on the Professor and settle Cord's thirty year grudge... Meanwhile in New York, Pippa, Chance, and Haiku finally close-in on the answers they have been looking for! Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #24
    Alias (2001 Marvel) 24
    Published Sep 2003 by Marvel.

    Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Michael Gaydos. Cover by David Mack. "PURPLE" Pt. 1 Here it is! Secrets of one of the darkest chapters in Marvel Comics history are revealed in the story that changed Jessica Jones' life forever! A perfect jumping-on point for new readers guest-starring the Avengers! 32 pages, full color. Parental Advisory Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #55
    Amazing Spider-Man (1998 2nd Series) 55

    Cover by Mike Deodato, Jr. "Unintended Consequences," script by Fiona Avery (story, script) and J. Michael Straczynski (story), pencils by John Romita, Jr., inks by Scott Hanna; Peter finds some kids loitering outside the school; When he tells them they are late for class, they reply that they aren't students anymore!; All but Melissa, a young girl on crutches, whom Peter helps to class; Taking an interest in her, Peter checks her transcript and learns she was forced to drop Honors Biology against her wishes; He arranges to get her transferred into his Honnor Bio class and even walks her home; There, he clumsily stops a robber making off with some of her family's possessions; Peter meets Melissa's mother Laura and hears about her brother Jack whom Spidey sent to jail for carjacking. 36 pgs., $2.25. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #26
    American Century (2001) 26

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY LAN MEDINA AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY GLEN ORBIK. In "Smackdown," Harry creates Starburst Comics' newest costumed hero, and Tiny Tim wrestles with his conscience... for the championship belt. Plus, the return of an old flame as a familiar Hollywood starlet takes on Broadway. MATURE READERS FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.75.

  • Vol. 123 #9
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960-Present Dell) Vol. 123 #9

    September 2003. Cover by Vincent Di Fate. Stories: "Moonstruck"(Part 1) by Edward M. Lerner, "Paying it Forward" by Michael A. Burstein, "Tiny Berries" by Richard A. Lovett, "The First Lesson" by Edward Muller, "Pale Horse" by Kevin Levites, "Section Seven" by John G. Hemry, "The Watering Hole" by Pete D. Manison, and "The Study of Ants" by Carl Frederick. Science Fact article: "You Can Change Your Genes" by Catherine H. Shaffer. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 144 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #8
    Aquaman (2003 4th Series) 8

    WRITTEN BY RICK VEITCH; ART BY YVEL GUICHET AND MARK PROPST; COVER BY ETHAN VAN SCIVER. Aquaman faces the unexpected return of his greatest foe, Black Manta! The King of the Seas is faced with the ultimate choice: to save the villain who killed his only son, or let him die? FC, 32 PG.$2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #538
    Archie (1943) 538

    Cover by Stan Goldberg & Bob Smith. Stories by George Gladir, Kathleen Webb and Craig Boldman. Art by Stan Goldberg, Pat Kennedy, Bob Smith and Rudy Lapick. Get set for star-studded comics cameos (Batton Lash, Jackie Estrada and Mark Evanier among them) when Archie and his pals attend the San Diego Comic Con! While Mr. Lodge searches for hot properties, Archie gets autographs, Chuck gets his portfolio reviewed, and Betty and Nancy enter the costume contest in "A Con to Remember"! Plus: "The Big Shake-Up"; juggling in the 1-pager "Neat Feat"; lobster sells for the market price in "What the Market Will Bear"; Moose in the 1-pager "Getting the Bird"; and "No Place Like Gnome"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #144
    Archie's Double Digest (1982) 144

    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$3.59 Cover price $3.59.

  • Issue #77
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals Double Digest (1995) 77

    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 $3.59 Cover price $3.59.

  • Issue #29
    Archie's Weird Mysteries (2000) 29

    By Paul Castiglia and Barbara Jarvie and Fernando Ruiz. "The Colossal Candy Caper": Archie and his friends take a break from forensic investigations by taking jobs as counselors at a summer camp! When candy goes missing from all the kids' care packages, the TSI team must find out who swiped the sweets! FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #4
    Aria The Uses of Enchantment (2003) 4

    (W) Brian Holguin (A) Lan Medina (Cover) Jay Anacleto FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly finite series In stores the week of July 23rd THE CONCEPT: Somewhere around the corner, just beyond the edge of perception, lies a world you never dreamed existed: A world where creatures of myth and gods long thought dead walk unnoticed among the crowded streets of Manhattan. Aria follows the adventures of Lady Kildare, a faerie princess living in Greenwich Village, and her strange circle of immortal friends. Combining sumptuous illustrations, deeply realized characters and deftly paced narrative, Aria is an unforgettable fairy tale for grown-ups. THIS ISSUE: Kildare's visit to a mysterious magical kingdom hidden away in the Catskill Mountains of New York comes to a cataclysmic end. Queen Joyous unleashes her revenge and the beast beneath the castle is set free. As the House of Entyre comes crashing down, Kildare finally learns the identity of the enigmatic Oberon and discovers the stunning lie at the heart of this strange little wonderland he has created. Don't miss the conclusion to this unforgettable series. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #3
    Arkham Asylum Living Hell (2003) 3

    WRITTEN BY DAN SLOTT; ART BY RYAN SOOK AND JIM ROYAL; PAINTED COVER BY ERIC POWELL In stores July 2. Humphry Dumpler had a bad life. Humphry Dumpler caused lots of strife. With all the destruction and mechanical mayhem, can Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) put everything back together again? It's the shocking origin of Arkham's most well-behaved inmate! FC, 32 PG. (3 OF 6) $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1
    Arrowsmith (2003) 1

    WRITTEN BY KURT BUSIEK; ART AND COVER BY CARLOS PACHECO AND JESUS MERÍNO CLIFFHANGER PRODUCTIONS. In stores July 16. A bold new 6-issue miniseries from two of the industry's most acclaimed creators: Kurt Busiek and Carlos Pacheco! It's 1915, and young Fletcher Arrowsmith lives in a troubled times, where magic is every bit as important as arms in the first World War! Arrowsmith longs for adventure in a world in which the highest call to answer is a call to duty, and the loftiest goal is to maintain one's honor! For more information, see the feature article. FC, 32 PG. (1 OF 6) $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #4
    Artesia Afire (2003) 4

    Cover art by Mark Smylie. The Sacrifice, script and art by Mark Smylie; Artesia has a foursome with Miklos & the Grand Duke's sons, then discusses rumours with her officers & allies before finding out that the Isliklid king has freed the Thessid-Golan emir from his oath by killing hostages behind the defender's lines. Profile about the life and undeath of Githwaine. 36 pgs. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #3
    Assassin School (2003 Volume 1) 3

    Written by Phil Littler. Art by Edu Francisco. Assassin School's top student, Emma, is daydreaming -- recapturing the events from the previous week's lessons -- but unaware that a thief has stolen her rucksack. But this is no ordinary rucksack! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #6
    Astounding Space Thrills The Convention Comics 6

    Baltimore Comic-Con 2003 Exclusive. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #3
    Authority (2003 2nd Series) 3

    WRITTEN BY ROBBIE MORRISON; ART BY DWAYNE TURNER AND SAL REGLA; COVER BY TURNER AND REGLA EYE OF THE STORM. In stores July 2. Widescreen action continues! Reality Incorporated's horrifying shock troops have begun their assault on the Carrier! Caught unaware and separated, the Authority fights a desperate battle for survival. But the odds are against them, and the foes they face have a few tricks up their sleeve. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #69
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 69

    Painted cover by J. G. Jones. "Red Zone: Part Five The Great Escape," script by Geoff Johns, pencils by Olivier Coipel, inks by Andy Lanning; Warbird returns to the Red Zone and helps her teammates regroup.; The Red Skull beats up on Gyrich and gloats over him; Captain America finally confronts The Red Skull; The Red Skull catches Cap off guard and captures him in a chamber and exposes him to the virus; The Red Skull then brags about how he'll ensure that Wakanda is blamed for the Red Zone. 36 pgs., full color. $2.25. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #3-REP
    Avengers Legends TPB (2001-2003 Marvel) 3-REP

    Volume 3 - 2nd and later printings. "George Perez: Book 1!" Collects Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #161-162, 184-196, and 201 and Annuals #6 and 8. Art and cover by GEORGE PÉREZ. This volume collects some of legendary George Pérez's finest work - including classic confrontations with Ultron and the Taskmaster! Softcover, 160 pages, full color. Cover price $16.99.

  • Issue #31
    Avengers United (2001-2009 Panini) Marvel Collectors' Edition 31

    Collects material from Avengers (1997-2004 3rd Series) #36-37 and Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #84. Story by Kurt Busiek and Roy Thomas. Art by Steve Epting and John Buscema. 34 pages, FC.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Baby Birth GN (2003-2004 Tokyopop Digest) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Written by Sukehiro Tomita. Art by Haruhiko Mikimoto. An ancient seal has been broken, sending a flood of demons into the mortal realm. Hizuru Yoborozuki and Takuya Hijo, descendants of the great savior who banished the demons in the past, must fight the evil spirits using their mystical powers. In order to give the world a fighting chance, Takuya uses his music to transform Hizura into a beautiful warrior. Some things are worth fighting for, but is the Earth one of them? Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in. 208 pages, B&W. NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left. Cover price $9.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Barbie A Dream Come True HC (2003 Golden Book) 1-1ST

    Starring Barbie Books: #1 - 1st printing. Written by Alison Inches. Art by Karen Wolcott. Lights! Camera! Barbie! Barbie stars in her very first movie! Hardcover, 6 1/2-in. x 9-in., 32 pages, full color. All Ages Cover price $7.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Barefoot Serpent GN (2003) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Story and art by Scott Morse. The story of a small girl and her one-day friendship with a strange boy while on vacation with her family in Hawaii. Their lives are forever changed as they explore the island and themselves. Bookended by full-color biographical excerpts from the life of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, the central story's themes reflect those of the filmmaker and are told through black and white half-toned, fully-painted art. Softcover, 6 3/4-in. x 8-in., 128 pages, PC/B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #13
    Bart Simpson Comics (2000) 13

    by Bates, Simone, Majoros & Ho. Bart pays a hefty price for wreaking havoc at the Frying Dutchman ? then stuff happens, and he is mistaken for the rarest fish of all ? the Feios Peixes Grande! And for action ? the Legend of Bartzan and "The Ancient Forbidden Golden City of Gold!" 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #42
    Batgirl (2000 1st Series) 42
    Published Sep 2003 by DC.

    WRITTEN BY DYLAN HORROCKS; ART BY ADRIAN SIBAR AND ANDY OWENS; COVER BY JAMES JEAN In stores July 23. The all-new, all-diabolical Dr. Death debuts! A scientist who studies murder in all its most painful and hideous manifestations puts his new formula for chemical terror on the auction block in Gotham City! Can Batman and Batgirl find the auction in time to prevent the sickest minds in the world from laying their hands on "Death in a Bottle?" Featuring a cover by FABLES' James Jean! FC, 32 PG. $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #8
    Batgirl Year One (2003) 8
    Published Sep 2003 by DC.

    WRITTEN BY SCOTT BEATTY AND CHUCK DIXON; ART AND COVER BY MARCOS MARTIN AND ALVARO LOPEZ In stores July 16. The miniseries nears its thrilling conclusion! Ah...a night out for Batgirl and Robin. Dinner and a movie? Flowers and whispered sweet nothings? Meaningful sidelong gazes? Nah. How about a runaway subway train, a hostage situation and the super-powered maniac called Blockbuster? FC, 32 PG. (8 OF 9) $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #617
    Batman (1940) 617
    Tags: Batman Hush (part 10)
    Published Sep 2003 by DC.

    WRITTEN BY JEPH LOEB; ART AND COVER BY JIM LEE AND SCOTT WILLIAMS In stores July 30. With just three issues to go, the mystery of "Hush" deepens! For months, the relationship between Batman and Catwoman has been heating up. Everyone seems happy about it, except for Robin, the Boy Wonder! Robin's got some issues with Catwoman and the secrets she knows. Does Batman's young partner have the stuff to take out Catwoman? Or will the Cat swallow the little bird? It all leads up to Batman making the most startling discovery of all...and here's a hint: The story is titled "The Grave!" For more information, see the feature article. FC, 32 PG. $2.25 Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #617DF.SIGNED
    Batman (1940) 617DF.SIGNED
    Batman (1940) #617DF.SIGNED
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 2003 by DC.

    Dynamic Forces editions signed by Jeph Loeb and limited to 499 copies with certificate of authenticity. WRITTEN BY JEPH LOEB; ART AND COVER BY JIM LEE AND SCOTT WILLIAMS In stores July 30. With just three issues to go, the mystery of "Hush" deepens! For months, the relationship between Batman and Catwoman has been heating up. Everyone seems happy about it, except for Robin, the Boy Wonder! Robin's got some issues with Catwoman and the secrets she knows. Does Batman's young partner have the stuff to take out Catwoman? Or will the Cat swallow the little bird? It all leads up to Batman making the most startling discovery of all...and here's a hint: The story is titled "The Grave!" For more information, see the feature article. FC, 32 PG.$2.25 Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #4
    Batman Adventures (2003 2nd Series) 4

    WRITTEN BY TY TEMPLETON AND DAN SLOTT. ART BY RICK BURCHETT, TEMPLETON, AND TERRY BEATTY. COVER BY BRUCE TIMM. Featuring two exciting tales of the Dark Knight! Batman confronts an old foe ? Ra's Al Ghul ? in a very old place: Easter Island! Plus, in the back-up story, see the World's Greatest Detective squeeze info out of a bad guy in a scary but scientific way! FC, 32 PGS. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #43
    Batman Gotham Knights (2000) 43

    WRITTEN BY SCOTT BEATTY AND JOHN OSTRANDER. ART BY DAVE ROSS, JOHN FLOYD, AND PHILIP BOND. COVER BY BRIAN BOLLAND. A new arc begins, as events in the present force Bruce Wayne and Barbara Gordon to reflect on the short life of Jason Todd, the second Robin. Thrill to an untold tale of the original Batgirl and that era's Robin in a story that brings new details and perspective to the Jason Todd tragedy, plus learn about a pivotal event in Batman's life which may cost him dearly in the present! And in the black-and-white backup, "Snap," rival paparazzi vie for a coveted shot of the Batman. But will their fierce competition for a scoop have lethal repercussions? FC, 40 PG. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #169
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 169

    WRITTEN BY TOM PEYER; ART AND COVER BY TONY HARRIS. Part 1 of "Irresistible," a 3-part story arc by Tom Peyer (LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, HOURMAN) and Tony Harris (JSA: THE UNHOLY THREE, STARMAN)! Frank Sharp wasn't blessed with good fact, he's probably one of the ugliest men alive. Fortunately, nature balanced that by giving him the unique ability to make people do whatever he wants, just by shaking their hands. Frank uses his gift to work his way through Gotham's worlds of politics and crime...but how long will it be before Batman comes calling? FC, 32 pg. $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #4
    Batman Nevermore (2003) 4
    Published Sep 2003 by DC.

    WRITTEN BY LEN WEIN; ART BY GUY DAVIS; PAINTED COVER BY BERNIE WRIGHTSON ELSEWORLDS. In stores July 2. Edgar Allan Poe's investigations into the Raven Murders have brought him closer to madness than he could have ever imagined. With the body count rising, The Batman and Poe learn the killer has marked them for death! FC, 32 PG. (4 OF 5) $2.50 Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #12
    Battle of the Planets (2002 Image) 12

    (W) Munier Sharrieff (P) Wilson Tortosa (C ) Udon's Shane Law (COV) Alex Ross Join us as the Battle of the Planets series comes to an explosive finale in this special double sized issue. In "Destroy All Monsters" G-Force takes the fight to Spectra. Utilizing the data gathered in issue 5, the team initiates a daring assault on a secret island Spectra uses to store their vicious beast-mechs. And as always there's a luscious cover by The Alex Ross!! FC 48 Pages $4.99 Part 12 of 12 Cover price $4.99.

  • Issue #2
    Bear (2003) 2
    Published Sep 2003 by SLG.

    Story, art and cover by Jamie Smart. A cultured talking teddy bear faces chaos and abuse from a lunatic housecat named Looshkin. Bear hallucinates after Looshkin spikes his banana daiquiri; Looshkin orders weapons-grade plutonium from the Internet and then hijacks an ice-cream van. 24 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #127
    Betty (1992) 127
    Tags: Archie

    by Various "Surfing School Saga": When Archie spreads tall tales about his surfing prowess, will he be able to keep his head above water? "Throwing Names Around": A name is just a name-unless you live in Riverdale! "Dream Drama": Even when Archie dreams about being a super-hero, he's not super enough to tackle all his relationship problems! FC, 32pg$2.19 Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #140
    Betty and Veronica Digest (1980) 140

    by Various Bright and brassy, bold and beautiful, blonde and brunette teen dream queens Betty and Veronica romp through this collection of new stories and classic tales! FC, 32pg $2.39 Cover price $2.39.

  • Issue #4
    Beware the Creeper (2003 2nd Series) 4

    WRITTEN BY JASON HALL; ART AND COVER BY CLIFF CHIANG In stores July 16. Pursued through the lively Parisian nightlife above and the murky sewers below, The Creeper continues to stay one step ahead of the police as secrets are discovered and lives are lost. But has The Creeper taken her "art crimes" too far? And when innocents start dying, can a drop in her popularity be far behind? These shocking answers and much more, all in the penultimate chapter of this scandalous tale. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. (4 OF 5) $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #5
    Big Epsilon (2003) 5

    Story by Kris Kidd and Art by Michael Duron - Big Epsilon #5 The Spot continues to fight the legions of robotic eggs that have wrecked havoc on the city. Unfortunately, his heroism is not appreciated by high ranking Police officials. This issue has a low print run.BW 20pgs 6.75-in x 8.25-in Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #4-1ST
    Big O TPB (2002-2004 A Viz Digest) 4-1ST

    Volume 4 - 1st printing. Story and art by Hitoshi Ariga. Created by Hajime Yatate. Things are really heating up for Roger Smith and the denizens of Paradigm City. Having flashbacks to a half-forgotten romantic liaison, Roger starts to put the pieces of his past together. Meanwhile, the super negotiator's arch-enemy, Schwarzwald, remains focused on crushing the world around him. With the heat tuned up, things start to get steamy in the city beneath the dome. Based on the popular anime series seen on Cartoon Network, The Big O brings justice to a world desperate to discover its forgotten past! Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 176 pages, B&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #14
    Bionicle (2001) 14
    Published Sep 2003 by DC.

    At Last -- Takanuva! - Written by Greg Farshtey. Art and Cover by Randy Elliott. A hero will be revealed! 6.5-in. x 10.25-in., 20 pages, full color. Foil cover. Promotional comic for the Lego Bionicle toys. Cover price $2.25.