DC Comic In October 2009: Wildstorm[ENGLISH] DC Comic In October 2009, Part 2: Wildstorm. Astro City, Authority, Gen13, God of War, Wildcats, Ex Machina, Red Herring, Planetary, World of Warcraft, Gears of War, Free Realms, Starcraft, World of Warcraft, X-Files, Wintermen

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ASTRO CITY: ASTRA SPECIAL #1-2
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Brent Anderson
Covers by Alex Ross
It’s a big turning point for Astra Furst, the third-generation Super Hero of Astro City! Last we saw her, she was a 10-year-old girl playing hopscotch. Today she’s graduating from college. It’s a time of friends and family, new opportunities, new dangers, and changing relationships. Featuring the First Family, the creatures of Monstro City, a new hero team and more in a graduation night nobody’s ever going to forget!
And in issue #2, while most people celebrate their college graduation by going to dinner, Astra and her boyfriend celebrate hers with a trip into The Gordian Knot, a cosmic caldera teeming with strange life and unusual encounters. It was meant to be a party, but for Astra, who has lived her whole life in the glare of the spotlight dealing with the bizarre and unexpected, it becomes much, much more!
RETRO-SOLICTED, Issue #1 on sale September 30, issue #2 on sale October 28
1 and 2 of 2 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

THE AUTHORITY #15
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art by Simon Coleby & Cliff Rathburn and Drew Johnson & Ray Snyder
Cover by Simon Coleby
The team is splintered following Kaizen Gamorra’s surprise attack on the Carrier. Jack has been captured by Cybernary, and Swift and the Engineer are Lorenzo’s “guests” at Rendlesham. As the plundering of the Carrier begins, can anyone help in this most desperate hour? And where has Midnighter been?
On sale October 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GEN13 #32
Written by Scott Beatty
Art and cover by Mike Huddleston
With Gen14 on one side and the Fearsmiths on the other, Gen13 is stuck in the middle of a fight for their lives! Who will live? Who will die? The answers may surprise you as the kids finally reach the end of the road on their long journey across the post-apocalyptic landscape of World’s End! And you won’t believe what happens next!
On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WILDCATS #16
Written by Christos Gage
Art by Shawn Moll & Drew Geraci
Cover by Ryan Sook
The assault on Max Faraday’s island begins! The Wildcats fight a war against Tao’s army to save planet Earth. Can they enlist an embittered Majestic to help them – or will he seal the team’s doom?
On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

EX MACHINA #46
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art and cover by Tony Harris
“Pro-Life” Part 2! The final EX MACHINA storyline continues as questions are answered and blood is shed!
It’s Mayor Hundred’s last year in office, and not everyone will
make it out alive.
On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

EX MACHINA DELUXE EDITION VOL. 2 HC
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister and
Chris Sprouse & Karl Story
Cover by Tony Harris
In this new, deluxe volume collecting issues #12-20 of the hit series along with EX MACHINA SPECIAL #1-2, Mayor Mitchell Hundred must make a difficult decision about his own future, becomes part of a shocking trial complicated by the unexpected arrival of an all-new Super Hero, and leaves New York City for the first time since his election to embark on a strange adventure. Plus, shocking tragedy strikes an Iraq War protest in downtown Manhattan.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 2 • 272 pg, FC, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS

KILLAPALOOZA #6
Written by Adam Beechen
Art and cover by Trevor Hairsine
It’s time to bring down the curtain as The Clap and their enemies take center stage and turn Madison Square Garden into a giant mosh pit – with pretty much everyone getting moshed. It’s sold-out slaughter! High-decibel destruction! Semi-melodic mayhem! And a final issue that’s guaranteed to be standing room only…that is, if anybody is left standing by the end.
On sale October 28 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NORTH 40 #4
Written by Aaron Williams
Art and cover by Fiona Staples
The undead have come to Lufton High, and the party hosted by Lufton’s “supernaturally gifted” students is in chaos. Meanwhile, Sheriff Morgan and the Atterhulls (who want him out of the picture) find that something new and ground shaking has been loosed in the night, and Morgan’s arsenal combined with David’s super-strength may not be enough to stop it.
On sale October 7 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RED HERRING #3
Written by David Tischman
Art by Philip Bond and David Hahn
Cover by Philip Bond
The MacGuffin realizes Red Herring’s paranoid conspiracy story is the half-truth (and nothing but the half-truth), as Afi Komen finds them and teaches them that payback’s a bitch. On Capitol Hill, elected officials pull their heads out of the sand as Capricorn’s sworn testimony pulls the wool over their eyes. It’s a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma – but it’s our story, and we’re sticking to it.
On sale October 14 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE WINTER MEN TP
Written by Brett Lewis
Art and cover by John Paul Leon
In the now-collapsed Soviet Union, the subjects of a Super Hero experiment must pick up the shattered pieces of their lives and carry on. But who – or what – is the deadly threat that’s stalking them all? Collecting THE WINTER MEN #1-5 and the WINTER MEN WINTER SPECIAL.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 25 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

PLANETARY #27
Written by Warren Ellis
Art and cover by John Cassaday
Tons of things have changed since writer Warren Ellis (THE AUTHORITY, STORMWATCH) and artist John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men) began their long, strange trip into the bizarre underbelly of the WildStorm Universe, but one thing has stayed the same: Anticipation for this final issue of the critically acclaimed series remains gargantuan! Over a decade in the making, PLANETARY culminates in this spectacular, oversized adventure. Prepare for answers to be revealed as the enigmatic Elijah Snow has one last errand to run!
Featuring a stunning 3-piece wraparound gatefold cover drawn by Cassaday, PLANETARY #27 represents the end of an era and should not be missed!
On sale October 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

GOD OF WAR #1
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Kevin Sharpe
Cover by Andy Park
The blockbuster Playstation game comes to life at WildStorm courtesy of writer Marv Wolfman (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) and artist Kevin Sharpe (RESIDENT EVIL)! 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, to the war with the gods he currently wages, GOD OF WAR delivers the back-story fans have been clamoring for! And beware anyone who stand in his way! Whether they be god, barbarian, or minotaur matters not to Kratos – he’s prepared to destroy all who oppose him!
Prepare for the third installment of the hot franchise in 2010 by picking up this action-packed 6-issue miniseries!
On sale October 7 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH: THE NIGHTMARE WARRIORS #5
Written by Jeff Katz and James Kuhoric
Art by Jason Craig
Cover by Jock
Washington is burning. An army of Deadite horrors has turned the Capital into a city of the dead, and Freddy Krueger is one step closer to his ultimate goal: control of the waking and dreaming worlds! Ash Williams and his band of survivors are all that stands between this nightmare reality and the last shred of the real world. If they can’t find a way to stop the supernatural storm, there won’t be enough of the world left to save. And as their losses mount, the power of these special souls continues to strengthen the monsters at the door. But with the dark horses of Jason Voorhees and his family lurking, an already nightmarish scenario is about to get even worse…
On sale October 21 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
MATURE READERS

FREE REALMS #4
Written by J.S. Lewis
Art and cover by Jon Buran
Based on the hit virtual world with over 3 million users worldwide! When Dane and Maya return to Briarwood, Darkthorne’s followers accuse them of trying to assassinate the sorceress with a deadly poison. Now the pair must survive the darkest corners of Briarwood as they search for an alchemist who can prove their innocence!
On sale October 21 • 4 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

GEARS OF WAR #11
Written by Joshua Ortega & Mike Capps
Art and cover by Liam Sharp
The combined forces of Delta, Sigma and the Jilane survivors are in full-on “Alamo” mode as the Locust close in. Can Marcus and Alex rally the troops in the face of such overwhelming odds? Don’t miss another rip-roaring issue based on the hit video game franchise!
On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

STARCRAFT #6
Written by Simon Furman
Art by Federico Dallocchio & Brian Denham
Cover by Federico Dallocchio
What exactly is Cole Hickson’s connection to Jim Raynor? Unless the threads of the past can finally be unraveled, the future is looking distinctly truncated. Trapped and surrounded by hostile Zerg insectoids, not to mention a vengeful C.O. and his crack Cerberus unit, the War Pigs might be making their last stand as the Protoss prepare to incinerate the Zerg-infested world the War Pigs are stranded on!
On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WORLD OF WARCRAFT #24
Written by Walter Simonson & Louise Simonson
Art and cover by Mike Bowden & Tony Washington
As the new Council of Tirisfal recruits its final member, a battle rages in Theramore. In the chaos of the fight, can Me’dan, aided by his growing knowledge of his parentage and true powers, save his friends and claim his destiny?
On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE X-FILES TP
Written by Frank Spotnitz, Marv Wolfman and Doug Moench
Art by Brian Denham
Cover by Ryan Sook
THE X-FILES lives on in this new collection that serves as a “lost” season of the smash-hit TV series. Mulder and Scully are sent to San Francisco to solve a string of murders, then become targets of the Tong underworld and travel to the mysterious Badlands to investigate a series of disappearances in this title collecting THE X-FILES #0-6.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 11 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US