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The Chimera Brigade – Witness The Rise And The Fall Of The Super-humans! The Trailer!

WITNESS THE RISE AND THE FALL OF THE SUPER-HUMANS!

The year is 1938, and a new generation of super-powered creatures, born as a side effect of secret chemical weapons, has taken control of the capital cities of Europe…
But a new, even more powerful threat is looming, one that could yet erase them from existence and shift the balance of power.

This is how the super-humans were born… and this is how they died.

STORY: Serge Lehman, Fabrice Colin
ART: Gess
COLORS: Celine Bessonneau
COVER: Max Bertolini
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
FORMAT: 48PP, HC, FC,
VOLUMES IN SERIES: 1 (of 6)
PRICE: $9.99
ISBN: 9781782760993
COMIC STORE RELEASE DATE: October 29, 2014

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Valiant in January 2015

THE VALIANT #2 (of 4)

Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Interconnecting Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

From comic book superstars Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera – the year’s most epic new adventure ratchets up the stakes as Bloodshot is drafted into the eons-old war against mankind’s oldest, darkest enemy! 

The Immortal Enemy has crawled out from the black depths of history to destroy this generation’s Geomancer and send Earth back to the Dark Ages! Now…the Eternal Warrior, Ninjak, and Kay McHenry must overcome their worst nightmares before the unlikeliest of white knights rides in to save the day. Will he be enough to battle back the unyielding evil that threatens to plunge the Valiant Universe into the darkness?.

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 21

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 (VALIANT NEXT)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by JORGE MOLINA
Character Design Variant by DAVID AJA
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON

From the New York Times best-selling team of Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry comes a centuries-spanning race against the clock, straight out of the pages of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG!

Prehistoric empires! Dystopian futures! And everywhere in between! The past, present, and future of our universe are about to meet an untimely end, and only the mysterious Ivar Anni-Padda can prevent all three from collapsing in on themselves. Unstuck in time, and pursued by enemies simultaneously across every moment of his time-lost life, can the man called Timewalker save everything that ever was, is, and will be? Get ready for a clock-stopping odyssey into the distant past and far future as the most unlikely Valiant hero of all leaps into his first history-ripping adventure!

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 21

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QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #1 (of 4)

Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by STEVE LIEBER
Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE
Variant Cover by JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS
Variant Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY

Multiple Harvey Award nominee James Asmus (Quantum and Woody, The Delinquents) and Eisner Award-winning artist Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man) are here to bring the most talked-about, most award-not-winning-est heroes in comics to a whole new high! Unfortunately, there are a bunch of people that would like to kill them up there.

They came. They saw. They pissed off a whole lotta folks. And now a team of mystery vigilantes has singled out the world’s worst superhero team for complete and utter destruction. Their first target: their minds! But who are these all-new enemies? Are Quantum and Woody hitting it off with a sexy duo of cat burglars? And, dear god, what have they done to the goat? Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Sex Criminals isn’t the only comic that can quote Queen, comics fans – here come Quantum and Woody! (Or so they think! [Trippy, right?!])

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 28

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RAI #6

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by CARY NORD
Cover C by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
Variant Cover by DAVID MACK
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE

As 41st century Japan spirals into chaos, will Rai protect his nation…or help tear it down?

As Rai grapples with a life beyond the control of Father, new feelings distract him from uprisings, secret armies, and a bomb that could all doom the mission to free New Japan before it even begins! Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain’s astonishing saga of the year 4001 rockets toward a terrible reckoning as “Battle for New Japan” continues!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 14

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X-O MANOWAR #32

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Interlocking A & B Covers by RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE

Small package…heavy hitters! ENTER: ARMORINES smashes into a GIANT confrontation that will rock X-O Manowar to his very core! 

The bleeding-edge commando unit codenamed: ARMORINES has finally undermined the X-O Manowar armor and the man inside it – Aric of Dacia, one of the most feared men alive. But who are these hardened men and women, and just who orchestrated their lethal combination of technology and cunning? The new generation of ARMORINES are more than just mercenaries…and the figure pulling their strings is about to activate a fail-safe that will leave the world reeling.

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 28

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UNITY #14

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Handbook Variant by FRANCIS PORTELA
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE

A world on fire! Unity vs. The United!

A dark secret at the heart of the Unity team has led the world to the brink of global war. Only Unity and their international counterparts, The United, can broker a peace…but that might not work, seeing as how they’re trying to kill each other. All hope lies with Unity’s newest team member, who may not be able to shoulder the weight of the world!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 28

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ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #3 (of 3)

Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant Cover by AL BARRIONUEVO

The Eternal Warrior’s gambit to save an oppressed people…has seemingly failed. Will he fall short of his mission on behalf of the Geomancer? 

With steel sparking and axes clashing in battle, the hero of countless wars since time immemorial may yet find success…by laying down his weapons and yielding the fight. The field of battle will run red when this epic anthem of warfare and heroism by master storyteller Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and Eisner Award winner Cary Nord (X-O Manowar) roars into its final chapter!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 7

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #5 (of 5)

Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by KEVIN WADA

Doctor Shan Fong-Mirage has lived and died…and lived to fight again!

Scarred, transformed, and strengthened, Dr. Mirage returns from the perils of the spirit world to face the treacherous men who would erase her from existence…with everything to fight for and nothing left to lose! Do not miss out on the haunting climax of the critically acclaimed, sold-out series that Comic Book Resources calls “equal parts clever and emotional as it sets up an impressive new hero.”

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 14

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Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #4 (of 5)

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by MD BRIGHT
Variant Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN

Back together! Back in the tights!  Back in action! Christopher Priest & MD Bright’s long-awaited return to the world’s worst superhero team hits full swing!

Quantum and Woody suit up and zero in on the mystery that may have caused the new Quantum to disappear…and the new Woody to exist in the first place! But Eric Henderson knows more than he’s letting on. Can Woody trust his one-time partner again…and together can they manage to stop the global intelligence networks and their worldwide conspiracy?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 14

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MUST READ VALIANT: GREATEST HITS #2

Written by MATT KINDT, ROBERT VENDITTI, JAMES ASMUS, JEN VAN METER, JOSHUA DYSART, and JOHN LAYMAN
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN, DOUG BRAITHWAITE, TOM FOWLER, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, BRYAN HITCH, RAMON VILLALOBOS, and MORE

Never tried a Valiant comic? Get hooked right here with 100+ pages of Valiant’s most memorable moments for just $5.99 Featuring James Asmus (Gambit),  Doug Braithwaite (Justice), Clayton Crain (X-Force), Joshua Dysart (BPRD),  Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates), Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), John Layman (Chew),  Jen Van Meter (Captain Marvel), Robert Venditti (Green Lantern), and many more!

This is your chance to find out why VALIANT is the MUST READ superhero publisher in comics today with the second value-priced collection of Valiant’s greatest hits! Re-presenting RAI #1, ARMOR HUNTERS #3, QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE GOAT #0, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1, and HARBINGER: BLEEDING MONK #0 – plus sensational short stories from X-O MANOWAR #25 and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 – start reading here to find out why IGN declares, “If you haven’t jumped on the Valiant bandwagon yet, now is the time.”

$5.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 7

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HARBINGER VOL. 6: OMEGAS TPB

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL, KHARI EVANS, LEWIS LAROSA, STEPHEN SEGOVIA, and MICO SUAYAN
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

Cold war no more!

Peter Stanchek. Toyo Harada. The two most destructive superpowers in the world — literally — have come to a reckoning of will, and in the fallout of their cataclysmic conflict, each will come to grips with a world in which the other is free…and unchecked. Their former families, the Harbinger Foundation and the Renegades, lie in shards around them. What will stop these men — either of them — from reducing the world to ashes?

Jump on board the convention-defying series that the Onion/A.V. Club calls “the crown jewel of Valiant’s line-up” as New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and red-hot artists Rafa Sandoval, Khari Evans, Mico Suayan, and Stephen Segovia close the door on one generation of Harbinger Renegades…and prepare the foundation for another. Collecting HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1–3 and HARBINGER: BLEEDING MONK #0.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 28
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346384

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QUANTUM AND WOODY DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE HC

Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER, MING DOYLE, KANO, WILFREDO TORRES, and ERICA HENDERSON
Cover by MARCOS MARTIN

The most nominated series of the 2014 Harvey Awards!

From award-winning writer James Asmus (Thief of Thieves, Gambit) and artists Tom Fowler (Venom), Ming Doyle (Mara), Kano (Gotham Central), and more, the origin of the world’s worst superhero team starts right here in Quantum and Woody’s first deluxe oversized hardcover collection! 

Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseparable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals, and washed-up failures. But when their father’s murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime. Go big or go home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming!

Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY #1–12 and QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE GOAT #0, the Quantum and Woody Deluxe Edition Book One oversized hardcover also features more than 20 pages of special features, including rarely seen designs, artwork, and behind-the-scenes bonus material by Tom Fowler (Hulk: Season One), Ming Doyle (Mara), Andrew Robinson (The Fifth Beatle), Ty Templeton (Batman ‘66), Ryan Sook (Seven Soldiers) and many more!

$39.99 | 350 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 21
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER | ISBN: 9781939346681

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Preview: Jessica Drew Unleashed! Your First Look at Spider-Woman #1!

This November, launching directly out of Spider-Verse comes a brand-new ongoing series starring the original Spider-Woman! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Spider-Woman #1, the new ongoing series from the critically acclaimed creative team of Dennis Hopeless and Greg Land!

Jessica Drew has been many things – agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., agent of S.W.O.R.D., Avenger and so much more. She’s a hero to her very core, but nothing could prepare her for the multidimensional insanity of Spider-Verse! War has come to anyone with spider powers and they’re being picked off one by one. The supremely powerful Morlun and his twisted family will stop at nothing to eliminate every Spider-Man and every Spider-Woman in every universe.

The key to their survival may rest in the hands of Silk, the newest spider on the block, who’s on the run for her life! Who better to keep her safe than Jessica Drew? An experienced soldier, a fierce combatant, and someone who won’t quit – she’ll lead her spider platoon deep behind enemy lines on a dangerous, universe-spanning adventure if she wants to see tomorrow.

The one and only original Spider-Woman is a woman with a mission, and it will take all of her training if she wants to make it out of Spider-Verse alive. Who lives? Who dies? Find out as an all-new dimension hopping adventure explodes out of the pages of Spider-Verse in November’s Spider-Woman #1!

SPIDER-WOMAN #1 (SEP140833)
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Art & Cover by GREG LAND
FOC – 10/27/14, On-Sale – 11/19/14

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Preview: She is Worthy – Your First Look at Thor #2!

This November, bring the thunder and summon the lightning as the new Thor tests her mettle against an army of Frost Giants in Thor #2 the highly anticipated second issue! Critically acclaimed writer Jason Aaron and rising star artist Russell Dauterman continue the epic tale of the new God of Thunder, and her unworthy predecessor. An army of massive Frost Giants have invaded Midgard, sowing destruction and chaos in their wake. The Odinson lays battered and broken at the hands of Malekith the Accursed, unable to wield his mighty hammer. To save us all, a new Thor will rise. And she may be the world’s only hope. Can she stave off the darkness? Or will she be consumed by it? On the bellow of thunder and the crack of lightning, a new Thor is born. See her in action for the first time this November in the highly anticipated Thor #2!

THOR #2 (SEP140857)
Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
Variant Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE (SEP140859)
Design Variant by ESAD RIBIC (SEP140858)
Rocket Raccoon & Groot Variant by JAMES STOKOE (SEP140860)
FOC – 10/20/14, On-Sale – 11/12/14

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Preview: The Valiant #2 – The Epic New Series by Lemire, Kindt, and Rivera Continues in January!

Valiant has released an advance preview for The Valiant #2 – the second stunning chapter of the Valiant Next prestige format limited series by New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt, and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera! The year’s most astonishing new adventure ratchets up the stakes on January 21st as Bloodshot is drafted into the eons-old war against mankind’s oldest, darkest enemy!

The Immortal Enemy has crawled out from the black depths of history to destroy this generation’s Geomancer and send Earth back to the Dark Ages! Now…the Eternal Warrior, Ninjak, and Kay McHenry must overcome their worst nightmares before the unlikeliest of white knights rides in to save the day. Will he be enough to battle back the unyielding evil that threatens to plunge the Valiant Universe into the darkness?

Be here on January 21st as the world’s most formidable heroes join a battle ten millennia in the making, only in The Valiant #2 – featuring covers by Paolo Rivera, Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt, and Francesco Francavilla! An entirely self-contained comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, The Valiant is a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today.

THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art and Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (NOV141677)
Interconnecting Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (NOV141678)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (NOV141679)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/29/14)

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Preview: Valiant Summons Punk Mambo #0 in November!

Oi! Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Punk Mambo #0 – a sinister new one-shot tale revealing the origin of Valiant’s pogo-punk priestess from comics icon Peter Milligan and rising star Robert Gill! In the tradition of Harbinger #0, Shadowman #0 and X-O Manowar #0, explore the eerie beginnings of New Orleans’ most unorthodox practitioner of the dark arts for the first time anywhere on November 19th!

From a posh girls’ boarding school…to the slimy gutter of the London punk scene…to sniffing voodoo glue in a Louisiana swamp, how did Shadowman’s black magic bon vivant haul herself from the upper crust to the backwater of the Big Easy’s voodoo underground? Punk Mambo is about to head back home to spread some much-needed anarchy in the UK…and confront the ghosts of her past head on! The punks and the voodoo priests she used to know have cleaned themselves up, and she’s a loud, belching ghost from their past, come to break in the new furniture…and break some faces!

Featuring covers by Russell Dauterman, Rian Hughes, and Kalman Andrasofszky, get up close and personal with the back alleys of the Valiant Universe in Punk Mambo #0 – in stores November 19th!

PUNK MAMBO #0
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (SEP141703)
Cover B by RIAN HUGHES (SEP141704)
Variant Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY (SEP141705)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 19 (FOC – 10/27/14)

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Preview: Elephantmen #60

Elephantmen #60

Story By: Richard Starkings
Art By: Axel Medellin
Cover By: Boo Cook
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: JUN140550
Published: October 22, 2014

Our 60th issue celebrates the Wedding of Obadiah Horn and Sahara.

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Preview: Five Ghosts #13

Five Ghosts #13

Story By: Frank J. Barbiere
Art By: Chris Mooneyham
Cover By: Chris Mooneyham
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: AUG140647
Published: October 22, 2014

BRAND NEW STORY ARC! “MONSTERS & MEN,” Part One The critically acclaimed award-winning series returns! Fabian travels to eastern Europe for an all-new adventure!

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Preview: 3 Guns TP

3 Guns TP

Writer: Steven Grant
Artist: Emilio Laiso

Creator Steven Grant (DAMNED, Punisher: Circle of Blood) returns along with original series cover artist Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire) and interior artist Emilio Laiso (Hack/Slash) for more action-comedy thrills!

Trench was a deep-cover DEA agent. Steadman was an undercover Naval Intelligence officer. Now, after racing headlong across the Southwest, desperately outrunning Feds and mobsters while trying to clear their names, Trench and Steadman are pulled into another impossible situation: brokering gun deals between the Russians and anti-government revolutionaries…from opposite sides. And little do they know, a Third Gun has her eyes set on the ultimate prize—and she won’t go down without a fight. Collects 3 GUNS #1-6.

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Review: Super-Secret Crisis War!: Cow and Chicken One-Shot

On the whole, IDW Publishing has been doing such a lovely job with its licensed properties. The main Super-Secret Crisis War! storyline, mashing together a bunch of Cartoon Network characters in a big, dumb story has been lots of fun. Equally entertaining have been the one-shot releases in between issues focusing on less popular Cartoon Network shows, like Johnny Bravo, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, and now Cow and Chicken. Through its hilarious, odd fixation on butts, in-your-face characterization, and often lightly grotesque imagery, the Cow and Chicken one-shot succeeds as a funny, weird read.

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Writer Jim Zub and artist Jorge Monlongo work in remarkable harmony, collaboratively maintaining solid control over all of the character work. Every panel features subtle differences in how the characters are drawn, offering constantly changing and therefor exciting expression. This comic vibrates with faux-movement, giving readers loads of little details to laugh at. It all just works, from the goofy, bodacious butt of The Red Guy bursting off of the page to every incredibly frustrated face of Chicken.

By this point, the story of these one-shots are quite predictable. A robot sent by villains in the main storyline seeks a challenger and doesn’t really find one. Some dumb or mislead character tries to befriend the robot, which eventually malfunctions at some point. It’s a shame the plots are losing elements of surprise because of this, but really, the plots aren’t that important in all of these one-shots other than the Foster’s one. This Cow and Chicken one-shot is a laugh-out-loud load of bizarre fun that brings up memories of the old cartoon, and at the end of the day, that’s enough.

Story: Jim Zub Art: Jorge Monlongo
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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