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Comic books September 2003

  • Issue #1A
    Trakk Monster Hunter (2003) 1A

    (W) Stan Winston and Francis Takenaga (A) Philip Tan (Painted Cover A) by Stan Winston (Painted Cover B) by Simon Bisley FC 32 pp $2.95 Monthly series. THE CONCEPT: If you like superheroes and monsters, then this is the book for you! Trakk is an immortal monster-hunter on a quest to destroy the very source of all monsters. He is the basis of a countless number of legends of great heroes and warriors across myriad civilizations. He has but one task...to destroy the curse of all human kind, the alien beast known as Vaquoul, the creator of all monsters, from werewolves to vampires. Trakk is cursed to walk the earth until he destroys Vaquoul. The ultimate superhero brought to you by the ultimate monster- creator and multiple Academy Award winner himself, Mr. Stan (Terminator/Jurassic Park/Aliens) Winston. THIS ISSUE: Present day. Trakk, the greatest hero our world has ever known, has been missing for decades. Modern media touts him as only ever being an urban legend, on a par with the albino alligator and Santa Claus. But he does exist and we join him at a crisis point in his long struggle. After all the years of fighting one battle after another on his quest, he only sees his failures and not the many times he has saved all humankind. Now he has all but given up. The once great hero has become a homeless drifter, a barely recognizable shadowy image of his former self. And at the time when we need him the most, he has crawled into the bottle so deep there seems no way out. Can he once again become the hero we need in time to save us all? Get ready for this one comic fans, it's monster "clobbering time!" Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1B
    Trakk Monster Hunter (2003) 1B

    (W) Stan Winston and Francis Takenaga (A) Philip Tan (Painted Cover A) by Stan Winston (Painted Cover B) by Simon Bisley FC 32 pp $2.95 Monthly series In stores the week of September 24th. THE CONCEPT: If you like superheroes and monsters, then this is the book for you! Trakk is an immortal monster-hunter on a quest to destroy the very source of all monsters. He is the basis of a countless number of legends of great heroes and warriors across myriad civilizations. He has but one task...to destroy the curse of all human kind, the alien beast known as Vaquoul, the creator of all monsters, from werewolves to vampires. Trakk is cursed to walk the earth until he destroys Vaquoul. The ultimate superhero brought to you by the ultimate monster- creator and multiple Academy Award winner himself, Mr. Stan (Terminator/Jurassic Park/Aliens) Winston. THIS ISSUE: Present day. Trakk, the greatest hero our world has ever known, has been missing for decades. Modern media touts him as only ever being an urban legend, on a par with the albino alligator and Santa Claus. But he does exist and we join him at a crisis point in his long struggle. After all the years of fighting one battle after another on his quest, he only sees his failures and not the many times he has saved all humankind. Now he has all but given up. The once great hero has become a homeless drifter, a barely recognizable shadowy image of his former self. And at the time when we need him the most, he has crawled into the bottle so deep there seems no way out. Can he once again become the hero we need in time to save us all? Get ready for this one comic fans, it's monster "clobbering time!" Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1C
    Trakk Monster Hunter (2003) 1C

    Studio Edition variant cover. (W) Stan Winston and Francis Takenaga (A) Philip Tan (Painted Cover A) by Stan Winston (Painted Cover B) by Simon Bisley FC 32 pp $2.95 Monthly series. THE CONCEPT: If you like superheroes and monsters, then this is the book for you! Trakk is an immortal monster-hunter on a quest to destroy the very source of all monsters. He is the basis of a countless number of legends of great heroes and warriors across myriad civilizations. He has but one task...to destroy the curse of all human kind, the alien beast known as Vaquoul, the creator of all monsters, from werewolves to vampires. Trakk is cursed to walk the earth until he destroys Vaquoul. The ultimate superhero brought to you by the ultimate monster- creator and multiple Academy Award winner himself, Mr. Stan (Terminator/Jurassic Park/Aliens) Winston. THIS ISSUE: Present day. Trakk, the greatest hero our world has ever known, has been missing for decades. Modern media touts him as only ever being an urban legend, on a par with the albino alligator and Santa Claus. But he does exist and we join him at a crisis point in his long struggle. After all the years of fighting one battle after another on his quest, he only sees his failures and not the many times he has saved all humankind. Now he has all but given up. The once great hero has become a homeless drifter, a barely recognizable shadowy image of his former self. And at the time when we need him the most, he has crawled into the bottle so deep there seems no way out. Can he once again become the hero we need in time to save us all? Get ready for this one comic fans, it's monster "clobbering time!" Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1
    Trakk Monster Hunter Collectors Preview Ashcan 1

    Trakk Monster Hunter Collectors Preview Ashcan San Diego Comic-Con 2003. 16 page B & W. (W) Stan Winston and Francis Takenaga (A) Philip Tan (Painted Cover A) by Stan Winston (Painted Cover B) by Simon Bisley FC 32 pp $2.95 Monthly series. THE CONCEPT: If you like superheroes and monsters, then this is the book for you! Trakk is an immortal monster-hunter on a quest to destroy the very source of all monsters. He is the basis of a countless number of legends of great heroes and warriors across myriad civilizations. He has but one task...to destroy the curse of all human kind, the alien beast known as Vaquoul, the creator of all monsters, from werewolves to vampires. Trakk is cursed to walk the earth until he destroys Vaquoul. The ultimate superhero brought to you by the ultimate monster- creator and multiple Academy Award winner himself, Mr. Stan (Terminator/Jurassic Park/Aliens) Winston. THIS ISSUE: Present day. Trakk, the greatest hero our world has ever known, has been missing for decades. Modern media touts him as only ever being an urban legend, on a par with the albino alligator and Santa Claus. But he does exist and we join him at a crisis point in his long struggle. After all the years of fighting one battle after another on his quest, he only sees his failures and not the many times he has saved all humankind. Now he has all but given up. The once great hero has become a homeless drifter, a barely recognizable shadowy image of his former self. And at the time when we need him the most, he has crawled into the bottle so deep there seems no way out. Can he once again become the hero we need in time to save us all? Get ready for this one comic fans, it's monster "clobbering time!"

  • Issue #1B
    Trakk Monster Hunter Collectors Preview Ashcan 1B

    Light green cover. Trakk Monster Hunter Collectors Preview Ashcan San Diego Comic-Con 2003. Written by Stan Winston, Brian Haberlin, Fancis Takenaga, and art by Phillip Tan and Simon Bisley. 16 page, B&W.

  • Issue #15
    Transformers Armada (2002) Energon 15

    by Simon Furman, Don Figueroa, Elaine To, & David Cheung It's a race against time to retrieve Optimus Prime from a devastated Cybertron, one on the verge of total destruction. The dimension-traveling Over-Run and a Mini-Con rescue team are assembled and ready, but the vessel is in possession of Megatron! Featuring new regular penciler Don Figureroa (Transformers: The War Within)! FC, 32pg $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Transformers Armada TPB (2003-2004 Dreamwave) 2-1ST

    Dreamwave Edition - Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Fortress!" Collects Transformers: Armada (2002) #6-11. Written by Chris Sarracini. Art by James Raiz, Rob Armstrong, and Edwin Garcia. Softcover, 144 pages, full color. Cover price $15.95.

  • Issue #6A
    Transformers Generation 1 (2003 Volume 2) 6A

    TRANSFORMERS: GENERATION ONE VOLUME 2 #6 by Brad Mick, Pat Lee, Rob Armstrong, Edwin Garcia, Espen Grundetjern & Alan Wang With Optimus and company on the ropes, it appears that all is lost for the Autobots. But why does Shockwave need the Matrix and what does he have in store for Cybertron once he captures it? And Starscream is surely lurking in the shadows. Look for two different covers by Pat Lee, shipping in an equal ratio! FC, 32pg (6 of 6)$2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #6B
    Transformers Generation 1 (2003 Volume 2) 6B

    TRANSFORMERS: GENERATION ONE VOLUME 2 #6 by Brad Mick, Pat Lee, Rob Armstrong, Edwin Garcia, Espen Grundetjern & Alan Wang With Optimus and company on the ropes, it appears that all is lost for the Autobots. But why does Shockwave need the Matrix and what does he have in store for Cybertron once he captures it? And Starscream is surely lurking in the shadows. Look for two different covers by Pat Lee, shipping in an equal ratio! FC, 32pg (6 of 6) $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #6RI
    Transformers Generation 1 (2003 Volume 2) 6RI

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    RETAILER INCENTIVE COVER TRANSFORMERS: GENERATION ONE VOLUME 2 #6 by Brad Mick, Pat Lee, Rob Armstrong, Edwin Garcia, Espen Grundetjern & Alan Wang With Optimus and company on the ropes, it appears that all is lost for the Autobots. But why does Shockwave need the Matrix and what does he have in store for Cybertron once he captures it? And Starscream is surely lurking in the shadows. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2
    Transformers GI Joe (2003) 2

    by John Ney Rieber, Jae Lee, & June Chung Outnumbered, the Joe strikeforce led by Duke faces death until they resurrect the Autobots! When the Autobots discover the cost of human war, will the alliance hold? Storm Shadow leaves Snake-Eyes a man without a face, grief and rage transform him into an unstoppable force. A clash of wills between Cobra and the Decepticons threatens to escalate into a brutal struggle for supremacy. FC 32pp $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #6
    Transformers More Than Meets the Eye (2003 Dreamwave) Official Guidebook 6

    Dreamwave's Official Guide to the Transformers by Adam Patyk & Various Find out what makes Soundwave, the Stunticons, Skywarp, and the scheming Starscream tick with all-new bios! Autobot fans will get the inside info on warriors like Sunstreaker, Springer, and Sky Lynx! Plenty of classic Transformers favorites, plus profiles of lesser- known stars! FC, 64pg (6 of 8) $5.25 Cover price $5.25.

  • Issue #1A
    Trouble (2003) 1A
    Published Sep 2003 by Marvel.

    Special Photo Cover Mark Millar (w)/Terry Dodson (p) The EPIC imprint is launched with a story we couldn't tell in the Marvel Universe. Again at the forefront of telling stories for contemporary teens about the REAL issues they face, Mark Millar, Terry Dodson & Epic Comics present the story of four teenagers who spend a summer of love and romance, and then face consequences they will never forget ... and neither will the comic book world! 32 PGS. WITH ADS/FC/MARVEL PG...$2.99 UPC: 5960605464-00111 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #1A.DF.SIGNED
    Trouble (2003) 1A.DF.SIGNED
    Published Sep 2003 by Marvel.

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    Dynamic Forces Signed Edition. Signed and numbered by Mark Millar. Limited to 999 copies. Includes Dynamic Forces Certificate of Authenticity. Special Photo Cover Mark Millar (w)/Terry Dodson (p) The EPIC imprint is launched with a story we couldn't tell in the Marvel Universe. Again at the forefront of telling stories for contemporary teens about the REAL issues they face, Mark Millar, Terry Dodson & Epic Comics present the story of four teenagers who spend a summer of love and romance, and then face consequences they will never forget ... and neither will the comic book world! 32 PGS. WITH ADS/FC/MARVEL PG Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #1B
    Trouble (2003) 1B
    Published Sep 2003 by Marvel.

    Written by MARK MILLAR Art by TERRY & RACHEL DODSON Cover by Liberty Meadows' Frank Cho! Four teenagers learn their summer of carefree romance partying comes with life-changing consequences! Mark Millar and Terry & Rachel Dodson revive the romance comic in this funny, dramatic & thought-provoking tale of four young friends facing a crossroads! Featuring a surprise that will become the talk of the comic book world! 32 PGS./MARVEL PG+...$2.99 UPC: 5960605464-00211 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #2
    Tupelo (2003) 2

    Story by Matt DeGennaro. Art and cover by Phil Elliott. A junkie superhero finds his powers tied to his addiction. Captain Tupelo faces a new enemy when a TV psychic decides to rid himself of the hero by putting him in a detox program. 32 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2632
    TV Guide (1953) 2632
    Published Sep 2003 by TV Guide.

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    September 6, 2003. Cover: David Boreanaz and James Marsters with Jennifer Garner. Inside: sneak peeks of "Angel," "Alias," and "Survivor"; Charlize Theron Q&A. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #2633
    TV Guide (1953) 2633
    Published Sep 2003 by TV Guide.

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    September 13, 2003. Fall Preview Issue: "Cold Case," "Tarzan," "Arrested Development," "Two and a Half Men," "Navy NCIS," "One Tree Hill," "Tru Calling" (Eliza Dushku), "Joan of Arcadia," and more; Conan O'Brien Q&A. Cover price $2.49.

  • Issue #2634
    TV Guide (1953) 2634
    Published Sep 2003 by TV Guide.

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    September 20, 2003. Returning Favorites Issue: "Malcolm in the Middle," "Everwood," "Judging Amy," "The Bernie Mac Show," "Friends," "JAG," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and many more. Cover price $2.49.

  • Issue #2635
    TV Guide (1953) 2635
    Published Sep 2003 by TV Guide.

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    September 27, 2003. Cover: Trista and Ryan of "The Bachelorette." Inside: "The Bachelorette"; update on made-for-reality-TV couples; actors demanding raises; John Ritter tribute; Sting Q&A. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #5
    Twilight X The Storm (2003) 5

    Refuge. Story, art and cover by Joe Wight. The continuation of Joe Wight's post-apocalyptic Twilight-X saga, set on a post-WWIII Earth dominated by warlords and would-be kings. Jed and Toots, aboard the carrier USS United States, find themselves in the middle of the final attempt by American forces to reclaim their homeland from rogue nationalist states. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #1
    U.S. War Machine 2.0 (2003) 1

    Covers by Christian Moore Chuck Austen (w)/Christian Moore (a) The follow-up to the heralded MAX limited series! A furious Tony Stark seeks a personal vendetta against his former friend James Rhodes -- War Machine -- for selling the secrets of his armor to S.H.I.E.L.D.! It's two issues of over-the-top action, pyrotechnics and technological mayhem as Stark faces an arsenal to retrieve what is rightfully his. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #2
    U.S. War Machine 2.0 (2003) 2

    Covers by Christian Moore Chuck Austen (w)/Christian Moore (a) The follow-up to the heralded MAX limited series! A furious Tony Stark seeks a personal vendetta against his former friend James Rhodes -- War Machine -- for selling the secrets of his armor to S.H.I.E.L.D.! It's two issues of over-the-top action, pyrotechnics and technological mayhem as Stark faces an arsenal to retrieve what is rightfully his. 32 PGS. WITH ADS (each)/FC/PARENTAL ADVISORY...$2.25 (each) Issue #1 UPC: 5960605399-00111 Issue #2 UPC: 5960605399-00211 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #3
    U.S. War Machine 2.0 (2003) 3

    Cover by Christian Moore Chuck Austen (w)/Christian Moore (a) The cataclysmic conclusion as Rhodey and Tony Stark put aside their differences to save Jolly Old England from a nuclear bomb! 32 PGS. WITH ADS/FC/PARENTAL ADVISORY...$2.99 UPC: 5960605399-00311 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #6
    Ultimate Adventures (2002) 6

    Cover by Duncan Fegredo Ron Zimmerman (w)/Duncan Fegredo (p) The startling conclusion to the series! Woody and Hawk Owl come to a long overdue understanding in their relationship. But, does the truth come a bit too late? 32 PGS. WITH ADS/FC/ALL AGES...$2.99 UPC: 5960605404-00611 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #43
    Ultimate Spider-Man (2000) 43

    Cover by Mark Bagley Brian Michael Bendis (w)/Mark Bagley (p) It's ultimate bedlam as all the female members of the ULTIMATE X-MEN team up with SPIDEY to defeat the latest addition to the Ultimate rogues' gallery. And if you thought fighting the Green Goblin was hard on Spider-Man, you should see him try to talk to older women. 32 PGS. WITH ADS/FC/ALL AGES...$2.25 UPC: 5960605031-04311 Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Ultimate Spider-Man HC (2002-2012 Marvel) 3-1ST

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    Volume 3 - 1st printing. Collects Ultimate Spider-Man #28-39, WIZARD #1/2. Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS. Cover & pencils by MARK BAGLEY. Collects ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN Vol. 5: PUBLIC SCRUTINY & ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN Vol. 6: VENOM, plus the 16-page exclusive WIZARD #1/2 and other bonus material. Young Peter Parker faces his darkest hour yet in the storyline fans have been waiting for...the Venom Saga! Will Peter ever be able to think of himself as a hero again? Hardcover, 304 pages, full color. Cover price $29.99.

  • Issue #3N-1ST
    Ultimate Spider-Man HC (2002-2012 Marvel) 3N-1ST

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    NO Dust Jacket - Volume 3 - 1st printing. Collects Ultimate Spider-Man #28-39, WIZARD #1/2. Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS. Cover & pencils by MARK BAGLEY. Collects ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN Vol. 5: PUBLIC SCRUTINY & ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN Vol. 6: VENOM, plus the 16-page exclusive WIZARD #1/2 and other bonus material. Young Peter Parker faces his darkest hour yet in the storyline fans have been waiting for...the Venom Saga! Will Peter ever be able to think of himself as a hero again? Hardcover, 304 pages, full color. Cover price $29.99.

  • Issue #35
    Ultimate X-Men (2001 1st Series) 35

    Cover by David Finch Brian Michael Bendis (w)/David Finch (p) "BLOCKBUSTER" Pt. 2 THE ULTIMATES' Black Widow guest-stars as Spider-Man tries to work closely with Wolverine to discover who was behind the near-fatal attack on the X-Man last issue! 32 PGS. WITH ADS/FC/ALL AGES...$2.25 UPC: 5960605047-03511 Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #11
    Ultimates (2002 1st Series) 11

    Cover by Bryan Hitch Mark Millar (w)/Bryan Hitch (p)/Paul Neary (i) The Ultimates are the final line of defense against an alien invasion brewing for decades. But will dissension in the group tear them apart before the final struggle? 32 PGS. WITH ADS/FC/ALL AGES...$2.25 UPC: 5960605168-01111 Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #2
    Ultraman Tiga (2003) 2

    TONY WONG & KHOO FUK LUNG cover by UDON On sale September 24, FC, 40pg, (2 of 10), $3.99 Hailed as a cultural icon in Hong Kong, on par with our own Superman or Batman, Ultraman has punched, kicked and karate-chopped his way into the hearts of fans internationally for nearly four decades. Known and loved the world over, the monster- smashing sci-fi superstar comes to Dark Horse courtesy of writer Tony Wong (Weapons of the Gods, Batman: Hong Kong from DC) and Khoo Fuk Lung (Hong Kong's Solar Lord), with dynamic new covers by UDON. This incarnation of Ultraman, now called "Tiga," finds the 100-foot tall hero revived in the year 2049 and facing a world ill-equipped to handle the onslaught of gigantic beasts that are peppering the globe. Relying on his martial-arts prowess and his three modes of combat? Sky (flight and speed), Power (strength), and Omni (a balance of the two)? Tiga goes toe to toe with the most terrifying collection of monstrous giants and alien invaders ever to plague the planet. Feel the heat as the kinetic energy blows by you? Ultraman Tiga's on fire! Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #427
    Uncanny X-Men (1963 1st Series) 427

    Cover by Philip Tan Chuck Austen (w)/Steve Kim (p) Jubilee, Angel and Husk star in this stand-alone story! The X-Men deal with the recent death of a former teammate. Plus, Angel's powers take a surprising turn in an unexpected direction. 32 PGS. WITH ADS/FC/MARVEL PG...$2.25 UPC: 5960602461-42711 Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Uncanny X-Men TPB (2003-2004 Marvel) By Chuck Austen 3-1ST

    Volume 3 - 1st printing. "Holy War!" Collects UNCANNY X-MEN #421-427. Written by CHUCK AUSTEN. Art by RON GARNEY, PHILIP TAN, and STEVE KIM. Cover by PHILIP TAN. The hunt for the mysterious religious sect known as the Church of Humanity concludes...but what secrets will they have in store for one of the X-Men? And a wedding between two of the X-Men's longtime members! Plus, the return of the Canadian super team Alpha Flight...but do they return as friends or foes? Softcover, 192 pages, full color. Cover price $17.99.

  • Issue #321
    Uncle Scrooge (1954 Dell/Gold Key/Gladstone/Gemstone) 321

    by Various This issue leads with "Attaaack!" by Don Rosa. When Uncle Scrooge learns that his money bin is soon to be under siege by a mob of literally millions, he pulls out all the stops to thwart them! Also featured is a new Barks story, "Dime and Dime Again," constructed from Barks' notes by Geoffrey Blum. Cover by Don Rosa. Prestige Format. SC, 7x10, 48pg, FC $6.95 Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Underworld GN (2003 Movie Adaptation) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Based on the screenplay by Danny McBride. Adaptated by Kris Oprisko. Art by Nick Postic and Nick Marinkovich. Underneath the city streets, amid the labyrinth of subway tunnels and gothic ruins, the most notorious creatures of the night collide in an all-out war. It is the culmination of the bloodthirsty battle between two mortal enemies… the Vampires and the Werewolves. Softcover, 48 pages, full color. Cover price $6.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Urban Myths GN (2003 Giant Robot) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Art by Kozue and Dan Kitchens. Kozyndan is the joint pseudonym of Los Angeles-based husband-and-wife illustrator team Kozue and Dan Kitchens, known for their whimsical and occasionally absurd illustrations of modern cityscapes. Softcover book is entirely full-color illustrations by kozyndan with forward by Eric Nakamura, Giant Robot editor and publisher. Softcover, 6-in. X 8 1/2-in., 96 pages, full color.

  • Issue #69
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996- 3rd Series) 69

    STAN SAKAI On sale September 24, b&w, 24pg, $2.99 Two of the best-loved guest characters in Stan Sakai's multiple award-winning samurai saga return for starring roles in the two-issue adventure, "Fathers and Sons." In this first part, Lone Goat and Kid (Sakai's homage to the seminal manga Lone Wolf and Cub) are in one of their toughest predicaments ever?the Lone Goat lies near death with an arrow wound in his back, while young Gorogoro saves a near lifeless Jotaro from drowning. A local gang boss, after the reward for the Lone Goat, sends his men to slay them all, leaving it up to the two children to stand alone against the gang of killers. Meanwhile, Usagi is desperately scouring the riverbanks for any signs of his son when he meets up with troubles of his own! ? Winner of he 2002 National Cartoonist Society Award in the Comic Book Divison. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #17-1ST
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    Signed, remarked, and numbered by creator Stan Sakai. - Volume 17 - 1st printing. "Duel at Kitanoji!" Collects Usagi Yojimbo (1996- 3rd Series) #53-60. Story and art by Stan Sakai. Nothing comes easy for rabbit ronin Usagi, not even being a spectator at the planned duel between his former teacher Katsuichi and Katsuichi's rival Nakamura Koji. Before the duel even begins, Usagi becomes embroiled in a dispute between Koji and a local fencing school. Along the way, Usagi discovers a devastating secret - a weakness in Koji's style. It's a secret that could save his teacher's life, but at the cost of his own honor. This volume of Usagi Yojimbo includes the entire "Duel at Kitanoji" story, and a handful of other great shorts. And, as a special treat for our longtime fans, this collection features - for the first time - preliminary sketches and designs by Sakai. With an appreciation by MAD magazine cartoonist Jack Davis! Hardcover, 6 1/2-in. x 9-in., 224 pages, B&W. Cover price $59.95.

  • Issue #17-1ST
    Usagi Yojimbo TPB (1987-Present Dark Horse/Fantagraphics) 1st Edition 17-1ST

    Dark Horse 1st Edition - Volume 17 - 1st printing. "Duel at Kitanoji!" Collects Usagi Yojimbo (1996- 3rd Series) #53-60. Story and art by Stan Sakai. Nothing comes easy for rabbit ronin Usagi, not even being a spectator at the planned duel between his former teacher Katsuichi and Katsuichi's rival Nakamura Koji. Before the duel even begins, Usagi becomes embroiled in a dispute between Koji and a local fencing school. Along the way, Usagi discovers a devastating secret - a weakness in Koji's style. It's a secret that could save his teacher's life, but at the cost of his own honor. This volume of Usagi Yojimbo includes the entire "Duel at Kitanoji" story, and a handful of other great shorts. And, as a special treat for our longtime fans, this collection features - for the first time - preliminary sketches and designs by Sakai. With an appreciation by MAD magazine cartoonist Jack Davis! Softcover, 6 1/2-in. x 9-in., 224 pages, B&W. Cover price $16.95.

  • Issue #7-1ST
    Vagabond TPB (2002- Viz Digest) 7-1ST

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    Volume 7 - 1st printing. Based on the novel "Mussahi" by Eiji Yoshikawa. Adapted by Takehiko Inoue. The epic rematch between legendary sword saint Miyamoto Musashi and Inshun of Hozoin Temple is finally at hand! Both men spend the eve of the duel in their own different ways. While Inshun, the second-generation master of Hozoin Temple, mentally prepares himself with a full night of quiet contemplation and meditation, Musashi spends a tormenting night haunted by his troubled childhood, battling his own private demons. Will Musashi be defeated by Inshun's indomitable spear technique for a second time? Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 240 pages, B&W. Mature Readers NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #0
    Vampire The Masquerade Lucita (2003) 0

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    By Edwards & Reynolds, Marrinan, & Wolak. Cover by Eddy Newell. A grand celebration has been planned and Lucita of Clan Lasombra is looking forward to partaking in the festivities. However her nights are never that simple - a pack of Garou are on her trail and the beautiful (and mortal) Mariko unleashes her own treachery! Greytones by Ken Wolak. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #NN-A
    Vampirella Vampology (2003) NN-A

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    Dawn Brown Cover. Vampology was a free comic featuring a collection of art and text celebrating the history of Vampirella. It was given out as part of the welcome pack when you joined the official Vampirella fan club, the Scarlet Legion. Also known as Vampirella Scarlet Legion Anthology (see backpage indicia). Jay Company Comics also released convention specials and a limited museum edition with new covers and at 2006 Wizard World Philly Con.

  • Issue #4
    Venom (2003 Marvel) 4

    Written by DANIEL WAY Pencils by FRANCISCO HERRERA Cover by SAM KIETH "SHIVER" Pt. 4 (of 5) The mysteries of Venom's appearance in the Arctic continue to be revealed! 32 PGS./MARVEL PG...$2.25 UPC: 5960605436-00411 Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #4
    Venture (2002 2nd Series) 4

    (W) Jay Faerber (A) Jamal Igle (Cover) Jamal Igle FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series In stores the week of April 2nd. The Concept: Enterprising young reporter Reggie Baxter has found the story of the century in Joe Campbell, a superhuman immortal with a "Good Samaritan" complex. Problem is, Joe wants to avoid the spotlight at all costs. Undaunted, Reggie comes up with a compromise: Joe will create a super-hero identity, and Reggie will document his activities. Now the attention-starved Reggie and the publicity-shy Joe have to work together to make this business venture succeed. This Issue: Venture is attacked by his arch-enemy, Argus. So why has he never heard of this guy before? And will an appearance by a vacationing Celeste Noble help -- or hinder -- Reggie's plans for Joe? Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #142
    Veronica (1989) 142

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    Cover pencils by Dan Parent, inks by Jon D'Agostino. "Ron Across America!", script and pencils by Dan Parent, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Veronica raises money for her summer by selling her excess possessions on an on-line auction site; Then she spends the money visiting her possessions at the homes of their new owners. "Un-Flower Power," script and pencils by Dan Parent, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Stung by Betty's success at gardening, Veronica decides to take it up as well; Then she finds out that it's work. "Shoeless in Riverdale" one-page story, script by Hal Smith, pencils by Fernando Ruiz, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica's new bare foot look has Mr. Lodge puzzled. "Payback Time," script by Mike Pellowski, pencils by Dan Parent, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Veronica tries to turn the tables on the host of a cable access show trying to bribe local beach patrons to perform humiliating stunts. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.19.

  • Issue #3
    Vertigo Pop! Bangkok (2003) 3

    WRITTEN BY JONATHAN VANKIN; ART AND COVER BY GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI AND SHAWN MARTINBROUGH In stores July 2. After they snatch Taeng from the possessive clutches of American sex-tourist Benny, Marz and Tuze go on the lam from corrupt policemen who demand the young prostitute's return. Meanwhile, Tuze sets her own dangerous plan in motion, while Marz and Julien embark on an all-night journey to find the white elephant. Retrieving the sacred animal is the only way to keep Benny out of Bangkok prison, but the lovesick Benny may have already slipped beyond the point of salvation. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. (3 OF 4) $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Vertigo Visions 10 Years of Artwork on the Edge SC (2003) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Alisa Kwitney. Since its inception a decade ago, DC Comics' Vertigo imprint quickly became a revolutionary pop culture force, featuring stories and artwork too fresh, too original, and too beautiful to be ignored. Featuring the works of such acclaimed artists as Dave McKean, Marshall Arisman, and Sue Coe, as well as images from Vertigo's most revered titles including The Sandman, Fables, 100 Bullets, Lucifer, and Y: The Last Man, the best examples of artwork from this groundbreaking imprint are collected in one magnificent volume. Softcover, 8-in. x 10-in., 208 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $24.95.

  • Issue #20
    Victorian (1999) 20

    Act IV: Self-Overcoming - Chapter 2 of 4: Cutting Losses - Written by Trainor Houghton (plot), Len Wein and Lovern Kindzierski. Art by Claude St. Aubin and James Taylor. Cover by Glen Orbik. Even though Vinnie Scarpizzi is a small player in New Orleans, his latest money-laundering job for Claude Ballare propels his reputation into the higher reaches of the crime world. But Vinnie doesn't consider the final cost of his newfound associations and success. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2A
    Victory (2003 Image) 2A
    Published Sep 2003 by Image.

    (W) Marcelo Cassaro (A) Edu Francisco (Cover A): Edu Francisco (Cover B): Edu Francisco FC 32 pp $ 2.95 Bimonthly 4 issue mini-series Retailers: Please see order form for incentive program. For every 10 copies (any combination) of Victory #2 ordered and received, retailers will receive 1 (one) free exclusive cover edition by artist Aluisio de Souza. In stores the week of September 17th. THIS ISSUE: The Demigoddess Victória (aka Victory) has awoken! The presence of her old enemies (the Carolei) puts her right back into combat as in days long forgotten. Defeating the fiendish horde with minimal force, Victória soon realizes that she is not on her home-world of Arton. Without the aid of her father (the sacred Paladin), Victória is unable to use her divine magic to resurrect the fallen Druid. Going into a panic, Victory escapes and finds refuge in Flavius' house. Unknowingly to Victória, the Carolei has followed her and they are now ten times stronger than before. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2B
    Victory (2003 Image) 2B
    Published Sep 2003 by Image.

    (W) Marcelo Cassaro (A) Edu Francisco (Cover A): Edu Francisco (Cover B): Edu Francisco FC 32 pp $ 2.95 Bimonthly 4 issue mini-series Retailers: Please see order form for incentive program. For every 10 copies (any combination) of Victory #2 ordered and received, retailers will receive 1 (one) free exclusive cover edition by artist Aluisio de Souza. In stores the week of September 17th. THIS ISSUE: The Demigoddess Victória (aka Victory) has awoken! The presence of her old enemies (the Carolei) puts her right back into combat as in days long forgotten. Defeating the fiendish horde with minimal force, Victória soon realizes that she is not on her home-world of Arton. Without the aid of her father (the sacred Paladin), Victória is unable to use her divine magic to resurrect the fallen Druid. Going into a panic, Victory escapes and finds refuge in Flavius' house. Unknowingly to Victória, the Carolei has followed her and they are now ten times stronger than before. Cover price $2.95.