[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comics In February 2011, Part 3: Various – Mad Magazine, Deus Ex, Astro City: Shining Stars, Gears of War, God of War, Victorian Undead II, Ratchet And Clank, Kane And Lynch, World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: Curse of the Worgen, Ex Machina…
MAD MAGAZINE #508
Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS
Stumped when it comes to what gift you’re going to get your Valentine’s Day sweetheart this year? Why not the newest issue of MAD MAGAZINE! Sure, they didn’t ask for it, but who cares what they think?
On sale FEBRUARY 16 • 56 pg, FC $5.99 US
DEUS EX #1
Written by ROBBIE MORRISON
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JIM MURRAY
The legendary video game franchise, which PC Gamer called “The Best PC Game of All Time,” comes to comics in advance of the highly anticipated new installment in the series!
Adam Jensen is a cybernetically enhanced security operative for the powerful Sarif Industries in a future where biological enhancements have become commonplace, yet fanatically opposed by many. While recovering the kidnapped niece of the founder of Sarif Industries, Jensen unstitches a mystery that goes all the way back to his fully human SWAT origins in Detroit – and an adventure of violence and betrayal that will span the globe!
On sale FEBRUARY 9 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
ASTRO CITY: SHINING STARS HC
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
A new hardcover starring Astro City’s most popular heroes, collecting ASTRO CITY: ASTRA #1-2, ASTRO CITY: SILVER AGENT #1-2 and ASTRO CITY: BEAUTIE #1.
Astra Furst, a third-generation super hero of Astro City, is graduating from college. It’s a time of friends and family, new opportunities, changing relationships – and danger! Featuring the First Family, the creatures of Monstro City, a new hero team and more on a graduation night nobody’s ever going to forget!
Also in this volume: at last, the full story of the Silver Agent’s fateful journey through time is revealed – including his origin, his greatest battles and his ultimate fate. Plus, Beautie, the life-size super-powered fashion-doll member of Honor Guard, doesn’t know who she is. Now, she’s determined to get answers.
On sale APRIL 13 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US
EX MACHINA DELUXE EDITION BOOK FIVE HC
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Art by TONY HARRIS and JOHN PAUL LEON
Cover by TONY HARRIS
In this last deluxe EX MACHINA hardcover collecting issues #41-50 and EX MACHINA SPECIAL #4, Mayor Hundred descends into the NYC sewers to learn why he was given the strange powers that helped him become the heroic Great Machine, while a powerful new foe reveals a terrifying plan that’s been in the works since the series began.
Then, in the very last EX MACHINA adventure, will the mayor’s new archenemy bring down his administration? Will the tragedies that Mayor Hundred warned about from the beginning come to pass?
On sale APRIL 6 • 320 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • Mature ReaderS
WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 YEAR TWO TP
Written by JOE CASEY
Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN, SEAN PHILLIPS, DUNCAN ROULEAU and others
Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
In this new title collecting WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 #13-24, Jack “Spartan” Marlowe, the WildCats leader, decides that his team can do more for the people of Earth by being responsible corporate citizens. He uses Void’s godlike powers to access an alien dimension to create never-failing batteries and sets out to take over the world for the greater good. Meanwhile, others on the team aren’t adjusting to the stuffy suit-and-tie lifestyle so well, as Grifter begins to wish he could go back to kicking butt.
On sale MARCH 2 • 288 pg, FC, $24.99 US Mature ReaderS
GEARS OF WAR #16
Written by KAREN TRAVISS
Art by LEONARDO MANCO
Cover by PHILIP TAN
Best-selling novelist Karen Traviss (The Wess’har Wars, Star Wars novels) takes readers back to the Pendulum Wars, spotlighting a younger Captain (now Colonel) Hoffman. Assigned to a high-risk mission and determined to assemble the best team possible, Hoffman turns to the fearsome Pesang troops. But the COG top brass isn’t too happy with his ideas regarding commando units…
On sale FEBRUARY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
GOD OF WAR TP
Written by MARV WOLFMAN
Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO
Cover by ANDY PARK
Sony’s international video game sensation is adapted in this title collecting the 6-issue miniseries! Dive into the story behind what makes Kratos, the lead in the video game, a God of War. From his Spartan childhood, to the battles and tragedies that define him, GOD OF WAR delivers the backstory of a war machine!
On sale MARCH 16 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • Mature Readers
VICTORIAN UNDEAD II: SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. DRACULA #4
Written by IAN EDGINTON
Art by DAVIDE FABBRI
Cover by RYAN SOOK
The game is afoot as Sherlock Holmes and his strange group of allies race against the clock to counter Count Dracula’s moves in London against the Royal Family. Will their efforts be enough to stop a darkness spreading over the newly rebuilt London? Elementary, my dear reader!
On sale FEBRUARY 9 • 4 of 5 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US
RATCHET AND CLANK #6
Written by T.J. FIXMAN
Art by ADAM ARCHER
Cover by CREATUREBOX
Artemis Zogg’s warship has been destroyed, but the battle isn’t over for Ratchet and Clank. In order to undo Zogg’s havoc and restore the stolen planets to their rightful galaxies, the duo will once again have to team up with President Qwark in this final, fun-filled issue!
On sale FEBRUARY 16 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US
KANE AND LYNCH #6
Written by IAN EDGINTON
Art by CHRISTOPHER MITTEN
Cover by MARTIN EMBORG
The hard-hitting, bullet-riddled conclusion is here! Kane and Lynch have killed their way around the globe, fighting every thug and assassin thrown at them and lived. But how do they survive their greatest obstacle of all – each other?! This showdown of epic proportions leads into the best-selling Kane & Lynch: Dog Days video game!
On sale FEBRUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
WORLD OF WARCRAFT BOOK THREE TP
Written by WALTER SIMONSON and LOUISE SIMONSON
Art by MIKE BOWDEN and TONY WASHINGTON
Cover by JON BURAN
The third collection based on the world’s most popular massively multiplayer online game finds King Varian and his companions attempting to heal the rift between Horde and Alliance by seeking out help from ogre leader Thrall. Collecting issues #15-21.
On sale MARCH 30 • 176 pg, FC, $17.99 US
WORLD OF WARCRAFT: CURSE OF THE WORGEN #4
Written by MICKY NEILSON & JAMES WAUGH
Art by LUDO LULLABI & TONY WASHINGTON
Cover by JOHN POLIDORA
Gilneas City erupts into violence as the Worgen attack! During the madness, Halford seeks understanding behind who is friend and who is foe, while also dealing with his own animalistic Worgen urge to kill. In desperation, King Genn forms an unlikely alliance…
On sale FEBRUARY 23 • 4 of 5 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US