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Award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (PRIDE OF BAGHDAD, Y: THE LAST MAN) uniquely combines big city politics and superheroes in this much-lauded series. Set in our modern-day world, EX MACHINA tells the story of civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America’s first living, breathing super-hero after a strange accident gives him the power to communicate with machines. Eventually Mitchell tires of risking his life merely to maintain the status quo, retires from masked crime fighting and runs for mayor of New York City, winning by a landslide.
This deluxe edition collects the first 11 issues of EX MACHINA in hardcover for the first time, along with several special bonus features.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 18 • 7.0625” x 10.875” • 272 pg, FC, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS
EX MACHINA #36
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Tony Harris & Jim Clark
Cover by Harris
All-new action-packed storyline begins! A new masked adventurer is thrilling New York City but threatens to derail the upcoming Republican National Convention, and the political future of superhero-turned-mayor Mitchell Hundred hangs in the balance!
On sale April 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Mature Readers
SECRET HISTORY OF THE AUTHORITY: JACK HAWKSMOOR #2
Written by Michael Costa
Art by Koi Turnbull
Cover by Cully Hamner
There’s a man lying dead in his San Francisco house, a mysterious woman with a tragic story, and Jack’s powers are on the fritz. When Jack goes looking for answers, things get explosive!
On sale April 23 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
NUMBER OF THE BEAST #1-2
Written by Scott Beatty
Art and cover by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story
Variant covers by Doug Mahnke and Brandon Badeaux
Following on the heels of WildStorm: Armageddon and Revelations, writer Scott Beatty (BATGIRL: YEAR ONE) and artists Chris Sprouse & Karl Story (Tom Strong, Midnighter) bring a harrowing creative vision to the WildStorm Universe…and when they’re done with it — will anything be left standing?
The Paladins, WildStorm’s seminal superhuman heroes, find their days start like any other — capturing archcriminals, thwarting alien invaders, and helping little old ladies navigate crosstown traffic — all before coffee at their favorite diner. But when events in The City begin to escalate in strange, deadly directions, all signs and omens point to the end of days. The Apocalypse has begun!
But how could the WildStorm Universe stand on the brink of Armageddon? Why aren’t the all-seeing Authority watching over things? Where is mighty Majestic to save the day? Wouldn’t the Wildcats put an end to any final conflict before it even began? And how does a long-forgotten face from WildStorm’s troubled past hold all the answers to preventing a nightmarish future of Biblical proportions?
Retailers please note: These issues will ship with two covers each. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition of #1 (with a cover by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition of #1 (with a cover by Doug Mahnke). For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition of #2 (with a cover by Sprouse & Story), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition of #2 (with a cover by Brandon Badeaux). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
Issue #1 on sale April 9; issue #2 on sale April 23 • 1 & 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Simon Oliver
Art by Carlo Barberi & Drew Geraci
Cover by Michael Lopez & Richard Friend
The kids have rallied around Caitlin as the knot tightens around them…but can they rely on their new “friends” to help them fight their way to the I/O safe house and end their “15 Minutes” for good? Or are darker things in store for them?
On sale April 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Assassin8, the world’s deadliest hitman and a genetic chameleon, has defeated the Midnighter and taken over his identity. Next stop: the Carrier and the rest of the Authority…and the actual target of his assignment.
On sale April 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
The United States is in shambles as a race war in the South is exploding, and the Russian Dolls are cutting a swath of death across America! A conspiracy within the CIA, though, could change the entire face of the conflict…but will Max be a willing sacrificial lamb?
On sale April 16 • 10 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Collecting issues #7-12 of the acclaimed series! A new threat rears its head: that of Freddie Beasel, television show host and music promoter. But what devilish secret does this smart-dressed man have, and how deeply rooted in the town’s history is it?
Advance-solicited; on sale May 17 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US
TOM STRONG BOOK SIX TP
Written by Alan Moore, Michael Moorcock and others
Art by Chris Sprouse, Jerry Ordway, Ben Oliver and others Cover by Sprouse & Jose Villarrubia
Alan Moore and Chris Sprouse return for one grand, final story in which Tom Strong and family are on hand for the apocalypse. All this and more awaits in this wondrous final installment of the Tom Strong saga collecting issues #31-36 of the classic series!
Advance-solicited; on sale May 28 • 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US
FRIDAY THE 13th: ABUSER AND THE ABUSED #1
Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov
Art by Andy B.
Cover by Brandon Badeaux
A special one-shot! Maggie’s life was never easy, but her abusive new boyfriend has pushed her over the edge. As her life spirals out of control, she hits upon the solution to her problems: use the local urban legend to “solve” the problems in her life. But what happens when she learns there’s very little “legend” in the reality of Jason Voorhees?
On sale April 30 • 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US • Mature Readers
Now that the Black Halo has once again taken up heroics, can he be persuaded to join Rocket and Sword in endorsement deals? Is that really what he came back for? No, he’s left his desert townhouse to make a difference, and he starts by confronting his roommate, Gramalkin, who’s been having visions about the end of the world. Halo and Rocket are heading to downtown San Francisco to see what there is to learn – and what the end of the world has to do with the missing WildStorm super-powered-beings!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by J.J. Kirby), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Jim Lee). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale April 2 • 2 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Dean and Sam Winchester were raised as Hunters by their widowed father, seeking vengeance on the supernatural elements that took their mother from them. But the road to vengeance is a dark one, and is it a place where children can have any semblance of a life?
Picking up several years after Supernatural: Origins, the boys are now old enough to join John on his cross-country “hunting trips.” Amid the carnage and violence, John’s seeking something specific: any information on why his wife was murdered. But is he prepared for the answers that he’ll find? And is he willing to sacrifice his 11-year-old son Dean to this hard, lonely life by giving him his first “hunt”?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ben Oliver, retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Dustin Nguyen). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale April 23 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Aron Eli Coleite, Chuck Kim, Joe Pokaski, Oliver Grigsby, Pierluigi Cothran, Andrew Chambliss, Harrison Wilcox, Jesse Alexander, Christopher Zatta, Mark Warshaw and others
Art by Phil Jimenez, Michael Turner, Koi Turnbull, Marcus To, Peter Steigerwald, David Moran, Micah Gunnell, Travis Kotzebue, Jordan Kotzebue, Jason Badower, Staz Johnson, Steve Lejeune, Adam Archer, Mark Roslan and others
Cover by Alex Ross
This stunning softcover edition collects the amazing online comics based on the smash-hit, Emmy Award-nominated NBC show HEROES! This volume — featuring a stunning cover by comics legend Alex Ross — also includes an introduction by Masi Oka (Hiro), all 34 chapters of Season One, and Tim Sale’s artwork as seen on the show. The comics included have been written and illustrated by some of comics’ and television’s top writers and artists, including Michael Turner, Phil Jimenez, Marcus To, and more!
Advance-solicited; on sale May 21 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US
WORLD OF WARCRAFT #6
Written by Walter Simonson
Art by Ludo Lullabi & Sandra Hope
Covers by Jim Lee and Samwise Didier
The past comes alive as our heroes reach Theramore, where the lore of Jaina Proudmore reveals Lo’Gosh’s hidden identity. But has it truly done so? Meanwhile, the assassin and the naga simultaneously seek to destroy Lo’Gosh before he can reach the end of his quest.
Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Cover A is by Blizzard Art Director Samwise Didier, and Cover B is by Jim Lee. Please see the Previews Order Form for more details.
On sale April 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US