DC Comics In August 2009 - Part 2 : Wildstorm[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comics In August 2009 – Part 2 : Wildstorm – Authority, Astro City, Gen13, Ex Machina, Stormwatch, Wildcats, Freddy VS Jason VS Ash, Red Herring, Killapalooza, Gears of War, Prototype, Starcraft, World of Warcraft

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THE AUTHORITY #13
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art and cover by Simon Coleby & Cliff Rathburn
Kaizen Gamorra has become a scourge of World’s End, possessing the bulk of the working technology on the planet. He hungers for more, however, and is willing to destroy any in his path to acquire it. He’s set his sights on the Carrier – and The Authority have a fight on their hands they might not be able to win!
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GEN13 #31
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!
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JAMES ROBINSON’S COMPLETE WILDCATS TP
Written by James Robinson
Art by Travis Charest, Jim Lee, Barry Windsor-Smith, Rich Johnson and others
Cover by Travis Charest
James Robinson’s defining run on WILDC.A.T.S is collected in a single volume, spotlighting his 1990s issues. Collects WILDC.A.T.S #15-20, WILDSTORM RISING #1, WILDC.A.T.S ANNUAL #1 and TEAM ONE/WILDC.A.T.S #1-2.
This book is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.
RESOLICIT Advance-solicited; on sale September 2 • 288 pg, FC, $24.99 US

WILDCATS #14
Written by Christos Gage
Art by Shawn Moll & Drew Geraci
Cover by Ryan Sook
The team-up event of World’s End continues as Team Seven and the Wildcats hunt Tao! But will they be ready for the fight when they find him? He’s been preparing for this moment for quite some time…and when the gloves come off, it’ll be a battle to the death!
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK 3 #4
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Brent Anderson
Cover by Alex Ross

As the world faces cosmic annihilation, Charles and Royal’s mission of vengeance takes them into the heart of the danger. Will they get their revenge? And what price will they pay? Featuring Honor Guard, the Silver Agent, the First Family, the Omega Rangers and more in a destructive showdown that could tear Astro City – and the Williams brothers – apart.
On sale August 5 • 4 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

EX MACHINA #44
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Tony Harris & Jim Clark
Cover by Tony Harris

Risking everything, Mayor Hundred descends into the sewers of New York City to finally learn why he was given the strange powers that helped him become the super-heroic Great Machine!
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

RED HERRING #1
Written by David Tischman
Art by Philip Bond & David Hahn
Cover by Philip Bond
Red Herring will stop at nothing to halt a global conspiracy of invading aliens and big businessmen. And he’s convinced the MacGuffin’s near-death experience and dirty little secret affair with a U.S. congressman is the key to his revenge. There are no coincidences. Nothing happens by accident.
From creators David Tischman (BITE CLUB, GREATEST HITS) and Philip Bond (KILL YOUR BOYFRIEND, VIMANARAMA), RED HERRING is a dangerous 6-issue miniseries that puts the “con” back in conspiracy.
On sale August 12 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FREE REALMS #1-2
Written by J.S. Lewis
Art and cover by Jon Buran

SONY teams with WildStorm and best-selling fantasy author J.S. Lewis (the Grey Griffins series) for an exciting adaptation of Free Realms, their new MMORPG!  This 12-issue series mirrors the nonstop action of the game, offering exciting adventures, battles with vicious monsters and, of course, the allure of gorgeous fairies!
The story begins when a young boy is abducted and dragged into a darkened forest teeming with twisted monsters. It’s up to a relic hunter and a pixie to save him, but their mission is cut short when a horde of troll-like creatures captures them!
Issue #1 retro-solicited; on sale July 15; issue #2 on sale August 19 • 1 and 2 of 12
32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

GEARS OF WAR BOOK ONE HC
Written by Joshua Ortega
Art by Liam Sharp

The best-selling video game franchise arrives with a blast! This story bridges the gap between the Lightmass Bombing at the end of the first Gears of War game and the start of the second game. Follow the brutal adventures of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad in their battle against the Locust in this new collection of GEARS OF WAR #1-6!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 21 • 160 pages
FC • $19.99 • MATURE READERS

GEARS OF WAR #10
Written by Mike Capps & Joshua Ortega
Art and cover by Liam Sharp

Delta has located survivors from the Jilane massacre, and it’s a motley crew filled with far more people than  expected! With an anticipated Locust attack, does Delta have the firepower to hold out until help arrives? Further exploring the world of the sensational hit video game!
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

KILLAPALOOZA #4
Written by Adam Beechen
Art and cover by Trevor Hairsine
With their manager held hostage by a face from their past, tensions among band members are on the rise. And the countdown to the concert of the year is on as The Clap come one deadly step closer to learning the identity of their rivals for a multimillion-dollar assassination payday!
On sale August 26 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

PROTOTYPE #5
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art and cover by Darick Robertson & Matt Jacobs
The highly anticipated comic spinning out of the game PROTOTYPE continues! The New York homicide detectives have been pushed to the brink and realize they may not come out of this alive. In fact, the entire human race faces extinction! Terror abounds in this bloody action thriller as we ramp up to the exciting conclusion in this pulse-pounding issue!
On sale August 5 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US MATURE READERS

FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH: THE NIGHTMARE WARRIORS #3
Written by Jeff Katz and James Kuhoric
Art by Jason Craig
Cover by Shane Davis & Sandra Hope

Freddy Krueger has become one with the Necronomicon, and he has the full power of the book at his disposal – including control of the Deadites. Making a Faustian bargain with Jason Voorhees, Freddy promises to return everything he’s lost if Jason will be a general in Freddy’s army. Will Washington D.C. fall to such nefarious foes? Who could possibly stand against such forces? Ash Williams and Tommy Jarvis aim to find out.
On sale August 19 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
MATURE READERS

NORTH 40 #2
Written by Aaron Williams
Art and cover by Fiona Staples

As Conover County continues to transform into a supernatural sanitarium, the inmates flex their newfound “muscles.” David Atterhull – now able to toss pickup trucks – and his kin begin to claim territory as well as hostages. Wyatt, discovering strange new powers of his own, is confronted by enemies from school; enemies that can now call on unnatural energies. And Alisha continues her crash course in being a witch. It’s an apprenticeship that allies her with Sheriff Morgan, who has reason to believe Conover hasn’t yet seen the worst of this mess.
Created by Aaron Williams (PS238, The Nodwick Chronicles) and Fiona Staples (SECRET HISTORY OF THE AUTHORITY: HAWKSMOOR).
On sale August 5 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SLEEPER SEASON TWO TP
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art and cover by Sean Phillips

It’s the final SLEEPER collection from the team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Criminal). While spymaster John Lynch slept in a coma, his protÈgÈ Holden Carver was trapped undercover. Now that his star has risen in criminal mastermind Tao’s organization, Carver is shocked by the news that Lynch is awake. Torn between new loyalties and his original mission, Carver must decide whose side he’s really on – and if they’re on his.
This collection features SLEEPER SEASON TWO #1-12, the full second year of the critically acclaimed series by Brubaker and Phillips, plus the never-before-collected prequel story from
COUP D’ETAT: AFTERWORD.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 23
288 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

PUSH TP
Written by Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman
Art by Bruno Redondo and Aaron Minier
Cover by Jock
Collecting the 6-issue miniseries prequel to the hit movie Push! A secret war is about to begin, fought on battlefields obscured in shadow…and the weapons in this new conflict will be the human mind! Enter agent Ezra Lowe, an operative in Division, trained from an early age in psychic warfare, until one mission goes horribly wrong.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 9 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

WORLD OF WARCRAFT #22
Written by Walter and Louise Simonson
Art by Mike Bowden
Cover by Mike Bowden & Tony Washington

The new Council of Tirisfal is formed! Med’an keeps Meryl’s possession a secret. Maraad acts on his vision, but what does it have to do with Valeera?
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

STARCRAFT #4
Written by Simon Furman
Art by Federico Dallocchio & Brian Denham
Cover by Federico Dallocchio
Variant cover by Shawn Moll & Sandra Hope

The War Pigs are getting closer and closer to hunting down renegade marshal Jim Raynor, but obstacles and internal conflict continue to muddy the mission waters. Far-from-gentle giant Turfa Dei confronts the ghosts of his past while the team faces off against present day ghosts – the Dominion’s elite and deadly psychic troopers!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Federico Dallocchio), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Shawn Moll & Sandra Hope). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US