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nola-cv1.jpgNORTHLANDERS #1
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Cover by Massimo Carnevale
Variant cover by Adam Kubert
Christian/Islamic conflict. Technological revolution. Fear of the end of the world.
Sound familiar? It should. But it’s not the world of 2007…it’s the world of Europe, circa 1000 AD. The world of Brian Wood’s brand-new monthly series, NORTHLANDERS.
Following the red-hot success of one of last year’s most critically-acclaimed books, DMZ, NORTHLANDERS is a fresh take on Vikings. NORTHLANDERS tells the epic tale of Sven, an exiled Viking prince who’s been living the decadent, high life in Constantinople — the 11th century’s answer to Las Vegas — but now must return to the desolate lands of his birth in the frigid islands of the North Sea to reclaim his vast inheritance. Intending only to take his money and run, he finds more than he bargained for as his former family and friends are enslaved at the hands of Gorm, his ruthless uncle. What follows isnot only a bloody quest to free his people, but also a young man’s struggle to discover where he belongs in a rapidly changing world…and what awful sacrifices it will take to make a Prince into a King.
NORTHLANDERS has all the cool, modern sensibilities audiences have come to expect from Wood (DMZ, Demo, Supermarket) mixed with the bloody action of 300 and Gladiator. Joining Wood on this epic journey is outstanding newcomer artist Davide Gianfelice and acclaimed cover artist Massimo Carnevale (Y: THE LAST MAN).
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Massimo Carnevale), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Adam Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERSincognegrosolicit.jpgINCOGNEGRO
Hardcover
Written by Mat Johnson
Art by Warren Pleece
Cover by Stephen John Philips
Writer Mat Johnson (HELLBLAZER: PAPA MIDNITE), winner of the prestigious Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for fiction, constructs a fearless graphic novel that is both a page-turning mystery and a disturbing exploration of race and self-image in America, masterfully illustrated with rich period detail by Wareen Pleece (THE INVISIBLES, HELLBLAZER).
In the early 20th Century, when lynchings were commonplace throughout the American South, a few courageous reporters from the North risked their lives to expose these atrocities. They were African-American men who, due to their light skin color, could “pass” among the white folks. They called this dangerous assignment going “incognegro.”
Zane Pinchback, a reporter for the New York-based New Holland Herald barely escapes with his life after his latest “incognegro” story goes bad. But when he returns to the sanctuary of Harlem, he’s sent to investigate the arrest of his own brother, charged with the brutal murder of a white woman in Mississippi.
With a lynch mob already swarming, Zane must stay “incognegro” long enough to uncover the truth behind the murder in order to save his brother — and himself. He finds that the answers are buried beneath layers of shifting identities, forbidden passions and secrets that run far deeper than skin color.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 6 • 136 pg, 6.875” x 9”, Black-and-white, $19.99 US, MATURE READERS

av22_color_revised1.jpgAMERICAN VIRGIN #22
Written by Steven T. Seagle
Art by Becky Cloonan & Jim Rugg
Cover by Celia Calle

“69,” Part 3 of 4. It’s a dysfunctional family reunion as Adam reunites with a member of his family that he never knew. How Mamie and the rest of the Chamberlain clan will react will come as a shock, that will leave one member literally reeling.
On sale December 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
arlov-cv10-r1.jpgARMY@LOVE #10
Written by Rick Veitch
Art and cover by Veitch & Gary Erskine

Loman and Flabbergast are suddenly the ultimate odd couple. Switzer’s two lovers find themselves in close quarters for a secret off-the-books mission to locate Allie. Already married to Healey, she’s enjoying her honeymoon with Batsukh, blissfully unaware that the monstrous Mother of Mountain is about to destroy their romantic idyll forever.
On sale December 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
crosmid-cv14.jpgCROSSING MIDNIGHT #14
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Jim Fern & Jose Villarrubia
Cover by J.H. Williams III

Stranded in the backwater island of Idzumu, Kai’s only hint on how to continue his quest is a mysterious religious ceremony. Meanwhile, Toshi is hot on his trail, and won’t let anything stop her from her target, especially not Kai’s new friend Loretta.
On sale December 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
dmz-cv26.jpgDMZ #26
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Riccardo Burchielli
Cover by Wood

The object of Matty Roth’s affection — independent media correspondent Kelly Connolly — returns to the DMZ, only everything’s no longer sweetness and light since Matty hooked up with Zee.
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
fabl-cv68.jpgFABLES #68
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha
Cover by James Jean

“The Good Prince,” Part 8. Flycatcher’s new kingdom of Haven continues to be a thorn in the Emperor’s side, and the maddened Emperor simply will not have it. He has a war to prepare and can’t be distracted by a small-time upstart within the boundaries of his own empire. No more fooling around then. It’s time to send in the empire’s most elite troops against Fly and his ragtag band of revolutionaries.
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

jack-cv18.jpgJACK OF FABLES #18
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art by Russ Braun & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by Brian Bolland

Who is the mysterious Bookburner? What is Paul Bunyan doing with big pants? When will Jack ever learn? Where is the lost city of gold? Why does Hillary Page have a piece of eggshell in her brassiere? Answer these questions and you’ll be able to write a textbook newspaper article about this thrill-soaked issue!
On sale December 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

exter-cv24.jpgTHE EXTERMINATORS #24
Written by Simon Oliver
Art by Tony Moore & John Lucas
Cover by Philip Bond
Original series artist Tony Moore returns for a stand-alone issue! Stretch and Henry draw a plum assignment aboard a cruise ship. But their working vacation turns to watery weirdness as they battle an infestation of skull-busting butterflies in a below-decks dungeon catering to passengers’ most twisted fantasies.
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

DOOM PATROL VOL. 6: PLANET LOVE TP
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Richard Case, Stan Woch and others Cover by Brian Bolland Legendary writer Grant Morrison (ALL STAR SUPERMAN, BATMAN) finishes his fractured remake of this 1960s misfit super-team in this volume collecting DOOM PATROL #58-36 and DOOM FORCE SPECIAL #1. Along the way, the Doom Patrol must face new challenges: Danny the Street meets his cosmic destiny, the bizarre hero known as Rebis battles the Candlemaker, and Crazy Jane attempts to find her place in the world.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 16 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

EL DIABLO TP
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Danijel Zezelj Cover by Tim Sale
Collecting the hard-hitting Western miniseries by Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, LOVELESS) and artist Danijel Zezelj (LOVLESS). Small-town sheriff Moses Stone is running from his past, and from something even worse: the legendary El Diablo, a relentless, violent gunman who has unearthed the skeletons in Stone’s closet. Is El Diablo a man on a mission, or is he a spirit of atonement avenging the ghosts of the past?
Advance-solicited; on sale January 30 • 104 pg, FC, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS

faker-cv6.jpgFAKER #6
Written by Mike Carey
Art and cover by Jock
Trying to find their way back to civilization, Jessie and her friends are pursued through the freezing Minnesota wilds towards a final confrontation with their tormentors —not to mention themselves. All they want is their old college lives back — but as Nick comes face to face with his true nature, and Jessie with her ruthless past, that’s the one thing that isn’t on the table. Don’t miss the riveting conclusion to this miniseries!
On sale December 5 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
FIGHT FOR TOMORROW TP
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Denys Cowan & Kent Williams Cover by Jo Chen
Collecting the miniseries by Brian Wood (DMZ) and artist Denys Cowan telling tale of a young Buddhist monk turned kung fu street brawler. Kidnapped as a boy, Cedric Zhang — raised to fight in competitions — formed a bond with Christy, a young nurse. When she disappears with no explanation, Cedric immerses himself in the violent NYC underworld in an effort to locate her, finding himself back in the s horrible world he spent his life trying to escape.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 16 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
hellblazer-239.jpgHELLBLAZER #239
Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Leonardo Manco�
Cover by Glenn Fabry
A rag-tag band of refugees struggle to make the perilous journey from war-torn Sudan to the United Kingdom. They know not all of them will live to see their final destination, but they are willing to make any sacrifice to ensure their precious cargo reaches the hands of the blond-haired man known only from a dream: the Laughing Magician…
On sale December 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

pride-of-baghdad.jpgPRIDE OF BAGHDAD SC
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art and cover by Niko Henrichon

“Engaging.” — Time
“Prescient.” — Playboy, Best of 2006

The startlingly original look at life on the streets of Baghdad during the Iraq War inspired by true events arrives in a stunning new softcover edition. In his award-winning work on Y: THE LAST MAN and EX MACHINA (one of Entertainment Weekly’s 2005 Ten Best Fiction titles), writer Brian K. Vaughan has displayed an understanding of both the cost of survival and the political nuances of the modern world. Now, in this provocative graphic novel, Vaughan examines life on the streets of war-torn Iraq. The experience is made all the more evocative by the lush, spectacular artwork of Niko Henrichon.
In the spring of 2003, a pride of lions escaped from the Baghdad Zoo during an American bombing raid. Lost and confused, hungry but finally free, the four lions roamed the decimated streets of Baghdad in a desperate struggle for their lives. In documenting the plight of the lions, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD raises questions about the true meaning of liberation — can it be given, or is it earned only through self-determination and sacrifice? And in the end, is it truly better to die free than to live life in captivity?
Advance-solicited; on sale January 2
136 pg, FC, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS
loveless-_21-final.jpgLOVELESS #21
Written by Brian Azzarello �
Art by Werther Dell’Ederra
Cover by Marcelo Frusin

“Blackwater Falls” concludes! It’s the day of the wedding that the town of Blackwater has been anxiously awaiting, and Ruth Cutter has a special gift for the bride and groom.
Will she be able to deliver it before she’s finally found out?
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

scal-cv12-solicits.jpgSCALPED #12
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by John Paul Leon �
Cover by Dave Johnson

As the first year of SCALPED comes to its dramatic conclusion, we spend a night with Dash Bad Horse — the reservation’s resident bad-ass — as he lays out his hopes and dreams, his fears and darkest secrets, and his plan for staying alive throughout the turmoil.
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

unm-cv5.jpgUN-MEN #5
Written by John Whalen�
Art by Mike Hawthorne
Cover by Tomer Hanuka
The brain-rattling conclusion to the debut story arc, “Get Your Freak On.” Cranius goes prime-time on the premier of “American Freak.” But his reality show takes an unreal turn when the creeping flesh of Damien Kane makes an unscheduled guest appearance. And Kane has just one thing on his mind: vengeance against The Un-Men.
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

vugr-cv3.jpgTHE VINYL UNDERGROUND #3
Written by Si Spencer
Art by Simon Gane & Cameron Stewart
Cover by Sean Phillips
England’s coolest underground investigators continue to crack occult cases. When his ex-girlfriend’s father gets the beatdown of a lifetime behind bars, it’s up to Morrison and his gambler’s cunning to protect him. But when the tables are turned, it’s Morrison that needs far-from-divine intervention. �
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS