[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comics In August 2010, Part 2: Wildstorm. Authority, Wildcats, Gen13, DV8: Gods & Monsters, Welcome To Tranquility, Astro City, Tom Strong And The Robots of Doom, Kane And Lynch, Sparta: USA, Ides of Blood, Modern Warfare 2…[nggallery id=212]
THE AUTHORITY #25
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by AL BARRIONUEVO
Cover by HOWARD PORTER, ALLEN MARTINEZ & WES HARTMAN
In the aftermath of the twin battles with the Aegean and Mondregon, the team assesses the damage and Hawksmoor is forced to explain the origin of his strange, secret weapon. Deathblow is down for the count, and Swift is unconscious with no one able to figure out why she can’t be revived. But there’s not much time to lick their wounds or ease over internal tensions as The Carrier appears to finally be approaching its ultimate destination. Who or what they are about to meet could alter the course of the Wildstorm Universe forever.
On sale AUGUST 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by ADAM BEECHEN
Art by TIM SEELEY & ANDY SMITH
Cover by HOWARD PORTER, ALLEN MARTINEZ & WES HARTMAN
On a planet torn apart and still recovering from Armageddon, there remain human refugees with desperate needs. One Wildcat sets out to help a single survivor on an errand of mercy, but the results could prove tragic! At the same time, Battalion, Ladytron, Aeon and company confront Pike’s new Wildcore team as Earth’s magical balance continues to weaken, and Grunge discovers exactly what Lynch is up to – and the answer will shock you!
On sale AUGUST 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
THE AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR #12
Story by KEITH GIFFEN & GRANT MORRISON
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Art by JERRY ORDWAY, KEVIN NOWLAN and others
Cover by GENE HA
It all comes down to this! The Authority finds their way home at long last. There have been hard lessons along the way across time and space, but will they learn the right warnings from them? Or will the team grow into the horrors they’ve beheld? Find out in this conclusion to the ultimate Authority story from writers Grant Morrison and Keith Giffen and an all-star line-up of the industry’s top illustrators!
On sale AUGUST 18 • 12 of 12 • 32 pg, FC
DV8: GODS & MONSTERS #5
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by REBEKAH ISAACS
Cover by FIONA STAPLES
Rachel Goldman and Michael Heller could not be a more mismatched pair. One’s a beautiful and aloof vinyl-clad it-girl and the other’s literally a dog-boy in stinky jeans and a biker jacket. But they end up together, adopted by the same tribe of nomads, and on opposite ends of the class spectrum: Rachel (a.k.a. “Sublime”) is worshipped and adored while Michael (a.k.a. “Evo”) spends each day in forced humiliation. In this strange and dangerous world, are team loyalties a factor at all? “The Beautiful People” part 5 of 8 is a harsh look at an ugly reality.
On sale AUGUST 18 • 5 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY: ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE #2
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by HORACIO DOMINGUES
Cover by NEIL GOOGE
Gail Simone’s beloved series continues!
Following an attack on the police escort returning Mayor Fury to Tranquility, Sheriff Lindo and Deputy Duray find themselves in a deadly predicament! And Fury is in the fight of his life against this mysterious new villain. Will help from the town arrive in time – or will the man who crushed the Nazi war machine finally be defeated?
On sale AUGUST 11 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by PHIL HESTER
Art by CRUDDIE TORIAN & SALEEM CRAWFORD
Cover by J.G. JONES
Gen 13 finds an unspoiled, secret oasis in the blasted ruins of America and will do anything to protect it. But a dark secret lies at the heart of this paradise – a secret that may claim the life of Burnout!
On sale AUGUST 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
WILDCATS VERSION 3.0: YEAR ONE TP
Written by JOE CASEY
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
In this new title collecting issues #1-12 of the pivotal WILDCATS series, Spartan decides that his team can do more for the Earth as responsible corporate citizens than heroes. But the rest of the team won’t adjust to the stuffy suit-and-tie lifestyle so easily…
On sale SEPTEMBER 15 • 288 pg, FC, $24.99 US
ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE 2 – BROTHERS IN ARMS HC
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Wraparound cover by ALEX ROSS
In the concluding volume of THE DARK AGE, collecting BOOK 3 #1-4 and BOOK 4 #1-4, two brothers, one good and one evil, must deal with family secrets and social upheaval, involving heroes from Jack-In-the-Box to the Blue Knight and the unsettling events leading to the final fate of the mysterious Silver Agent. Find out why this era was so troubled through the eyes of two men who survived the its depths!
On sale OCTOBER 20 • 240 pg, FC, $29.99 US
TOM STRONG AND THE ROBOTS OF DOOM #3
Written by PETER HOGAN
Art and cover by CHRIS SPROUSE & KARL STORY
Tom Strong has traveled back to 1939 and he’s racing to prevent his evil son from recruiting an army that will allow the Nazis to conquer the world – the unstoppable Robots of Doom! Accompanied by his younger self, Tom faces a fatal showdown in the caverns of the Dero robots and is forced to seek aid from one of his deadliest enemies!
On sale AUGUST 4 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
KANE AND LYNCH #1
Written by IAN EDGINTON
Art by CHRISTOPHER MITTEN
Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH
Following the bullet-ridden finale to the best-selling video game, Kane and Lynch decide what’s best for everyone concerned is that they go their separate ways. That is, until a contract is put out on their collective lives for a huge bounty – and every assassin and two-bit goon around the world is gunning for the volatile pair. Can the unrepentant traitor and medicated psychopath work together once more to save their lives and get to the bottom of this blood-drenched conspiracy?
On sale AUGUST 4 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
IDES OF BLOOD #1
Written by STUART C. PAUL
Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE
Cover by MICHAEL GEIGER
The year is 44 B.C. Julius Caesar has conquered Transylvania, and vampyres are Rome’s new slave class. But when rich mortals start turning up dead with fang marks on their necks, Valens, a vampyre slave-turned-Roman soldier, plunges into the blood-soaked underworld of Rome to capture the Pluto’s Kiss Killer. If he can prove himself, he’ll earn rank and riches beyond what anyone this side of the Tiber has ever seen! But if he fails, he just might find himself on top of the pile of bodies!
Don’t miss this crimson-red, 6-issue thriller that mixes the undead intrigue of True Blood with the brutal Roman action and political drama of Spartacus from newcomers Stuart C. Paul and Christian Duce!
On sale AUGUST 18 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
SPARTA: USA #6
Written by DAVID LAPHAM
Art and cover by JOHNNY TIMMONS
For years, Godfrey prepared for a confrontation with the Maestro to free Sparta. That face-off is now! Will he be man enough to overcome the blue-skinned overlord? Or will a stunning betrayal by one of his inner circle do him in? Find out in this stunning final issue of the miniseries!
On sale AUGUST 4 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MODERN WARFARE 2: GHOST TP
Written by DAVID LAPHAM
Art by KEVIN WEST & DAVID LAPHAM
Cover by JIM LEE
Inspired by the Activision video game, WildStorm brings you a no-holds-barred, brutal tale of the mysterious Task Force 141 soldier known as “Ghost,” collecting the 6-issue miniseries. It’s a story that spans the globe, from the United Kingdom to war-torn Afghanistan to the drug war in Mexico.
On sale SEPTEMBER 22 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US
GEARS OF WAR #13
Written by JOSHUA ORTEGA & MICHAEL CAPPS
Art and cover by LIAM SHARP
With Marcus out of action, Damon Baird has taken command of Delta. Does Baird have what it takes to lead a wild mix of personalities and fighting abilities against a massive Locust onslaught? Find out as the blood-soaked conclusion to “Hollow” stomps into stores!
On sale AUGUST 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by JEFF MARIOTTE
Art and cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Garrison finally gets answers to questions about his shadowy origins – answers that raise even more questions. Whether he’ll live to put those answers to use is, of course, anybody’s guess.
On sale AUGUST 25 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
FRINGE: TALES FROM THE FRINGE #3
Written by DANIELLE DISPALTRO & KRISTIN CANTRELL and JUSTIN DOBLE
Art by AARON MINIER
Cover by DIEGO LATORRE
1:10 Photo variant cover
Based on the hit TV show! In the lead story, learn how Astrid Farnsworth solved her first murder and came to the attention of the FBI. In the backup, discover the lengths to which people will go to acquire the world’s deadliest weapon.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale AUGUST 25 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
FREE REALMS #12
Written by J.S. LEWIS
Art by JON SOMMARIVA & SEAN PARSONS
Cover by JON SOMMARIVA & ALLEN MARTINEZ
The final leg of the Royal Scavenger Hunt leads Dane and Maya to the enlightened paths of Misty Mountain. With only one Chaos Stone left to retrieve, a powerful beast attacks as they realize that the outcome of their mission could decide the fate of the world! Don’t miss this exciting conclusion!
On sale AUGUST 11 • 12 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
SUPERNATURAL: BEGINNING’S END TP
Written by ANDREW DABB & DANIEL LOFLIN
Art by DIEGO OLMOS & MATTHEW DOW SMITH
Picking up several years after RISING SON, the Winchesters find themselves in a strange situation: monster-hunting in NYC! This gripping story from the 6-issue miniseries – courtesy of television series writers Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin – explores what makes the Winchesters unique.
On sale SEPTEMBER 8 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
WORLD OF WARCRAFT BOOK 4 HC
Written by WALTER SIMONSON, LOUISE SIMONSON & MIKE COSTA
Art by MIKE BOWDEN, TONY WASHINGTON & POP MHAN
Cover by MIKE BOWDEN & TONY WASHINGTON
In this epic tale from WORLD OF WARCRAFT #22-25 and the WORLD OF WARCRAFT SPECIAL, a new Council of Tirisfal is formed following an attempt on Med’an’s life. And while Med’an, Valeera and Maraad travel to Kharazhan to speak with the shade of Med’an’s father, Garona and Meryl team up to take out the ogre Cho’gall. Inspired by the outrageously popular MMORPG!
On sale OCTOBER 27 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US
X-FILES/30 DAYS OF NIGHT #2
Written by STEVE NILES & ADAM JONES
Art by TOM MANDRAKE
Cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
Mulder and Scully’s investigation into ritual killings in Alaska takes a dramatic turn when they discover a survivor among the carnage. Could she have witnessed the horror – or is she somehow chillingly connected to it? Get the answer in this second issue of the hotly anticipated crossover event between two of the most popular horror properties of the last two decades! Co-published with IDW.
On sale AUGUST 18 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US MATURE READERS