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Chapterhouse Comics in February 2017

AGENTS OF P.A.C.T. #2

The CHAPTERVERSE continues

Barely functioning as a team yet, and the Agents are already outnumbered and outgunned by an army of souped-up Equilibrium agents headed by the Steeltown Hammer! Who can even the score? Spoilers: it’s Kebec.

Cover A- Bella Rachlin $3.99 | Written by Kalman Andrasofszky & Blake Northcott | Illustrated by Federica Manfredi | 32 pages, 6.25/10.18 | Full Color
Diamond Order# Cover A: DEC161502

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FREELANCE #2

The CHAPTERVERSE continues

On the trail of the murderous Apollyon, Lance and his team are led on a journey that takes them from beyond the Nanisivik Rift to the rooftops of Istanbul. Debuting in this issue: the mysterious Sidika! But is she friend, foe… or something else entirely?

Pulse-pounding action, wit, intrigue, and globe-trotting romance – One of Canada’s original heroes is reborn for the Chapterhouse era by writers Andrew Wheeler (Another Castle) and Jim Zub (Thunderbolts), and artist Vaneda Vireak (51Hundred)!

Cover – Alex Perkins $3.99 | Written by Jim Zub & Andrew Wheeler | Illustrated by Vaneda Vireak | 32 pages, 6.25/10.18 | Full Color
Diamond | Order# DEC161503

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LIFE, DEATH & SORCERY PART 4

The last chapter in the first arc of the acclaimed fantasy series, Life, Death and Sorcery, is finally here! Pick up what Bleeding Cool calls- “legitimately one of the best books of the year”!

Cover A- Danny Zabbal $3.99 | Written by Danny Zabbal | Illustrated by Danny Zabbal | 32 pages, 6.25/10.18 | Full Color
Diamond Order# Cover A: DEC161504

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ALL NEW CLASSIC CAPTAIN CANUCK VOL. 1: TIME CHASE

The Classic series continues will all new adventures of Captain Canuck!
Lost in time, Captain Canuck must face aliens, cavemen, Mr Gold, and the new threat of Criterion as he tries to return home.

Ed Brisson (The Violent) teams up with Canuck veteran George Freeman (JLA, Star Wars) to bring you what Graphic Policy calls “A great collection that’s worth the price of admission!”
Collects All New Classic Captain Canuck #0-4.

Cover – George Freeman $19.99 | Written by Ed Brisson | Illustrated by George Freeman, Dave Ross & various | 144 pages, 6.25/10.18 | Full Color Diamond | Order# DEC161505

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Grounded! Your First Look at Star-Lord #1!

Peter Quill may have been born on Earth, but he’s been gone a long time. This December, he returns to his original home planet, and he’s not leaving anytime soon! Marvel has released a first look at Star-Lord #1 – the all-new series from fan-favorite creators Chip Zdarsky and Kris Anka!

Ask yourself, how does one man go from soaring through the stars, guarding the galaxy – to ending up with his feet planted firmly on the ground? One thing is for certain, Earth has a new guardian. Be there for terrestrial action with out-of-this world thrills.

Featuring covers by Anka, Zdarsky, John Tyler Christopher, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Chris Stevens.

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Action Lab Entertainment in February 2017

ATHENA VOLTAIRE AND THE VOLCANO GODDESS TPB

Writer(s): Steve Bryant
Artist Name(s): Steve Bryant
Cover Artist(s): Steve Bryant

Collecting the fan-favorite pulp heroine’s Action Lab debut miniseries! When her father gains possession of a supernatural artifact, Athena Voltaire sets off on an adventure that pits her against Nazis, deadly assassins, an old nemesis, and an angry fire goddess! Written and drawn by Eisner and Manning Award-nominated creator Steve Bryant.

96 pgs./ T / FC $9.99

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BLUE HOUR #4

Writer(s): Dino Caruso
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi

The unity of Two-Sun colony is torn apart as both the colonists and the indigenous Maasym choose sides and prepare for an inevitable confrontation which could spell the end of the colonists’ dreams – or their very lives.

32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99

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BRIGANDS #4

Writer(s): Ram V
Artist Name(s): Alex Diotto, ROSH, Kel Nuttall
Cover Artist(s): Mukesh Singh

Our heroes make their last stop at the port city of Cartaduan to take a ship across the Niere into Krantal where they must steal the Myros Pendulum. But Stilian Desault’s past is catching up with him. There’s a price on his head and an assassin known only as The Count is aiming to collect. Meanwhile a familiar foe is out for revenge and on the prowl in the streets of the port city. Cartaduan’s a great place to visit but the stay will kill you. Danger lurks around every corner and sharp ends and devil’s deals must both be negotiated.

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99

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COUGAR AND CUB #2

Writer(s): Nick Marino, Rosie Knight
Artist Name(s): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover Artist(s): Daniel Arruda Massa

The crime-fighting chemistry has dramatically dipped following Cougar and Cub’s unexpected one night stand! With Megaville’s supervillains eager to pounce on their vulnerable prey, a trap is set at Megaville Comic Con by Norm and the Regulars. Can our feline fighters fend off this bunch of belligerent bullies?

Plus, peer into the past through a sensuous silver age story as Cougar struggles to pry her wayward Cub from the paws of a rodent interloper!

Rekindle your romance with our Flashback Backup variant (limited to 1,500 copies) and massage your tender eyes with our Love Is Gross variant (limited to 1,500 copies).

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

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DOLLFACE #2

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza & Bryan Seaton
Artist Name(s): Dan Mendoza
Cover Artist(s): Dan Mendoza (regular, Pin-up, and Tattered & Torn variants), Ray-Anthony Height, Victoria Harris
Cover A – Dan Mendoza (unlimited)
Cover B – Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Cover C – Pin-up variant cover (limited to 1500): Dan Mendoza
Cover D – Pin-up Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Cover E – Ray-Anthony Height variant cover (limited to 1500)
Cover F – Victoria Harris Pin-up variant cover (limited to 1500)

Still getting used to her new body and life in our modern day time period, Lila comes to find that she is not the only soul from the past that exists in the 21st century. After hundreds of years will Lila at long last exact revenge and put her soul to rest? Get ready for this action-packed second issue, “FIRST KILL!”

Retailer exclusive coves are available, please contact bseaton@actionlabcomics.com.

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

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HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY #15

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Kyle Puttkammer, Andrea Puttkammer
Cover Artist(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Inks: Sarah Elkins
Colors: George Gant

Rocket’s origin is revealed! Debuting the art of Hero Cats writer and creator Kyle Puttkammer.

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99

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INFINITE SEVEN #1

Writer(s): Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Arturo Mesa (Pencils), Geraldo Filho (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Arturo Mesa (Covers A, B, D-F), Kirbi Fagan (Cover C)

For centuries, a secret world government has employed the INFINITE SEVEN, the world’s greatest assassins to do their dirty work. The only way to become one of their members is to prove your worth by killing one of their members. But what happens when Anthony Zane, a teenage boy from the suburbs does just that? Action hero archetypes are re-imagined in what is sure to be the blockbuster series of the year!

NOTE: Covers D and E interlock with 5 covers to be released throughout the first arc to form a MASSIVE Infinite Seven Poster!

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99 (CVRS A-B), $4.99 (CVRS C-E), $5.99 (CVR F)

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MIRACULOUS #10

Writer(s): Zag Entertainment
Artist Name(s): Zag Entertainment
Cover Artist(s): Zag Entertainment
Arranged and Adapted by: Cheryl Black and Nicole D’Andria

It’s Valentine’s Day! Marinette is determined to declare her love for Adrien while Kim confesses his love for Chloé. Great mistake for the latter: rejected by the pesky Chloé, Kim gets turned into Dark Cupid by Hawk Moth. Now a black angel, he flies over Paris to shoot the inhabitants with evil roses. With their wounded hearts, the Parisians see the love they have for their friends turn into hate. Ladybug and Cat Noir intervene, but they don’t know that their feelings will be put to the test…

64 pgs./ E / FC $4.99

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PEACH AND THE ISLE OF MONSTERS OGN

Writer(s): Franco
Artist Name(s): Agnes Garbowska
Cover Artist(s): Agnes Garbowska

A young girl rumored to be born from a Peach is shunned and bullied in her own village and sets off on a quest for Monster Isle to prove to others she is more than just what they think of her. Her journey brings her encounters with not just monsters, but hunters and pirates and witches. She must learn that she has nothing to prove to anyone except herself.

96 pgs./ E / FC $9.99

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PETER DAVID’S ARTFUL #3

Writer: Adapted by Nicole D’Andria from the Peter David novel
Artist Name: Laura Neubert
Cover Artist(s): Laura Neubert

The adaptation of award winning author and comics legend Peter David’s novel Artful continues! This issue of the Oliver Twist spin-off has a princess, a wax museum and vampires. Dodger and Bram must rescue Drina from Fagin and his horde of vampires. Will they succeed? With a little help from a surprise source, they just might…

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

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PUPPET MASTER #22

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Marco Carrillo (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover A: Marco Carrillo (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors)
Variant B: Standard Cover Sketch: Marco Carillo (pencils/inks)
Variant C: Hand Painted Cover: Kelly Williams (pencils/inks/colors)
Variant D: Kill Cover: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks) , Gene Jimenez (colors)
Variant E: Kill Cover Sketch: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks)

The Great Transition has begun, but not all members of the Peterstown cult are excited about it. Can Andre Toulon and the Retro Puppets save those who wish to be saved? The odds are not in their favor!

Variant and variant sketch covers limited to 1,500 copies each.

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

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THE CIRCLE #3

Writer: Damon Clark
Artist Name: Alyzia Zherno
Cover Artist(s): Alyzia Zherno, David Murdoch

The ritual has begun with the spilling of blood, and Christian’s soul is cursed forever… unless he can do the only thing that can reverse the ritual. Christian must kill all of his friends.

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

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TOMBOY #11

Writer(s): M. Goodwin
Artist Name(s): Michelle Wong
Cover Artist(s): M.Goodwin, Danny Araya

Warren lures Irene to the courthouse determined to find out what happened to his daughter, Jessica. Irene isn’t impressed with the trap he’s set for her, however, as Fate pulls all the major players together for one last showdown.

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

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VAMPBLADE ’98 SPECIAL EDITION #1

Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Arturo Louga
Cover Artist(s): Arturo Louga (cover A – regular, and cover B), Pow Rodrix (cover C and D), Daniel Campos (cover E and F)
Cover B – Risqué variant (limited to 2000): Arturo Louga
Cover C – limited variant (limited to 1500): Pow Rodrix
Cover D – limited variant Risqué (limited to 2000): Pow Rodrix
Cover E – limited variant 2 (limited to 1500): Daniel Campos
Cover F – limited variant 2 risqué (limited to 2000): Daniel Campos

Take a trip back to the late 90’s, when everyone obsessed over Y2K, and “bad girl” books were the biggest thing in comics! One obscure book turned out to be real– the sexy nocturnal exploits of its titular vampire-slaying character weren’t tales of science-fiction, but chronicles of a hidden reality. Relive the cult classic story of Vampblade… for the very first time!

Features 3 pairs of regular and risqué 90s style covers.

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

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VAMPBLADE VOL. 3

Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young, Marco Maccagni
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young

As Katie learns more about the Vampblade suit, and the blades purpose, her confrontation with the other-dimensional Glarkian threat escalates. Is it too late to save her city from ultimate destruction at the hands of these demonic hidden invaders!?!

Collects the explosive third story arc of the on-going hit Danger Zone series.

128 pgs./ M / FC $14.99

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VORACIOUS: FEEDING TIME #3

Writer(s): Markisan Naso
Artist Name(s): Jason Muhr
Cover Artist(s): Jason Muhr, Kristen Gudsnuk

Imprisoned, analyzed and interrogated by the Saurians, Nate is forced to face the monstrous effects his dinosaur hunts have had on the future of another world.

Featuring a “Midnight Special” variant cover by Henchgirl creator Kristen Gudsnuk! Limited to 1500 copies!

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

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ZOMBIE TRAMP #32

Writer(s): Jason Martin, Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Celor
Cover Artist(s): Celor (cover A – regular, B), Dan Mendoza (cover C-D)
Cover B – Risqué (limited to 2500): Celor
Cover C – variant (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Cover D – risqué variant (limited to 2500): Dan Mendoza
Cover E – artist variant (limited to 2000): Winston Young
Cover F – artist risqué variant (limited to 2500): Winston Young

It’s zombie witches vs monster truckers as Zombie Tramp’s road saga comes to a furious conclusion! Also, Vampblade’s along for the ride!!!

Features 3 regular and risqué variants, including a pair of variants by series creator Dan Mendoza (DollFace)!!

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

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Preview: Nightwing #10

Nightwing #10

(W) Tim Seeley (A/CA) Marcus To
In Shops: Dec 07, 2016
SRP: $2.99

“BLUDHAVEN” part one! Following “Night of the Monster Men” and his battle with Raptor, Nightwing heads to Blüdhaven for a fresh start. But that doesn’t last long when he runs into a crew of former Bat-villains!

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Aspen Comics in February 2017

ALL NEW FATHOM #1 (vol 6)

Blake Northcott – Story / Marco Renna – Art / John Starr – Colors

Dive back into the world of MICHAEL TURNER’S FATHOM in this great jumping-on point for new readers!

ASPEN MATTHEW’S role in the brand new ASPEN UNIVERSE, spawning out of last summer’s mega-event, Aspen Universe: Revelations, is larger than ever! Now, the preeminent heroine must navigate the treacherous divide between the humans and her ancestral people of The Blue—as well as the surprises in store for both races in this all-new FATHOM landscape where anything is possible!

Nearly two decades of the best-selling series created by superstar artist, the late Michael Turner, have culminated in this all-new FATHOM adventure by Aspen’s newest up-and-coming talents! Please join newcomers, writer Blake Northcott and artist Marco Renna, as they bring readers back under the surface into the world of The Blue, and everything you loved about FATHOM!

ALL NEW FATHOM #1 is in stores February 8th, 2017!

FC 32 pages $3.99

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FATHOM: COLORING BOOK SPECIAL #2

Michael Turner ; J Scott Campbell ; Joe Benitez ; Various – Art

A new FATHOM Coloring Book is here!

Join in on the fun of bringing Michael Turner’s Fathom to life in this second thrilling coloring book filled with 64 stunning illustrations by series creator Turner, along with today’s hottest comic book superstars including Talent Caldwell, Joe Benitez, J. Scott Campbell and many more! With the first FATHOM coloring book becoming an instant sell-out, don’t miss your chance to own the newest volume of the hit series!

FATHOM: COLORING BOOK SPECIAL #2 is in stores February 8th, 2017!

B&W 64 pages $12.99

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SANTERIA: THE GODDESS KISS #4

David Wohl – Story / Giuseppe Cafaro – Art / Wes Hartman – Colors

Santeria: The Goddess Kiss continues!

From the creator of Executive Assistant: Iris, Legend of the Shadow Clan and Witchblade, and the artist of Fathom: Kiani comes a new tale spanning centuries, deep within the heart of the ancient civilizations of Africa…

From the creator of Executive Assistant: Iris, Legend of the Shadow Clan and Witchblade, and the artist of Fathom: Kiani comes a new tale spanning centuries, deep within the heart of the ancient civilizations of Africa… The jaw dropping penultimate chapter of the pulse-pounding first volume sees Naomi faced with confronting the true forces of evil unlike anything she’s ever encountered-with not only the fate of her existence at stake-but perhaps all of humanity’s future as well!

SANTERIA: THE GODDESS KISS #4 is in stores February 15th, 2017!

FC 32 pages $3.99

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ASPEN UNIVERSE: REVELATIONS Vol 1 TPB

Joshua Hale Fialkov; JT Krul – Story / Jordan Gunderson – Art / Peter Steigerwald – Colors

The most groundbreaking event in Aspen Comics’ history collected!!!

For over thirteen years, devoted Aspen Comics fans clamored for something special…something unique…something…UNIMAGINABLE! Aspen Comics answered the call for loyal fans and new readers alike with ASPEN UNIVERSE: REVELATIONS.

Legendary creator Michael Turner’s two greatest creations, FATHOM and SOULFIRE, united for the first time as one in this crossover story so massive in scope, it forged a BRAND NEW ASPEN UNIVERSE in the process! A magical being of unimaginable might has destroyed the world as they knew it, and it remains up to Soulfire’s magical bearer of the light, Malikai, along with Fathom’s preeminent heroine, Aspen Matthews, to try and restore order and peace to a world decimated by the malevolent power of dark magic!

From the mind of Harvey, Eisner and Emmy Award nominated writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and New York Times Best-Selling author J.T. Krul, along with the amazing art abilities of Jordan Gunderson and Peter Steigerwald, comes this world-shattering crossover series event that set the stage for all future Aspen Comics titles to come!

ETERNAL SOULFIRE Vol 1 TPB is in stores February 8th, 2017!

FC 152 pages $14.99 TPB

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Preview: The X-Files #8

The X-Files #8

Joe Harris (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • menton3 (c)

“Came Back Haunted,” Part 3 of 4: In search of Mulder, Scully travels to Europe where each uncovers unpleasant secrets. And what connection does Firas Ben-Brahim have to both?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Uncanny Inhumans #16

Uncanny Inhumans #16

(W) Charles Soule (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Jeff Dekal
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 30, 2016
SRP: $3.99

Auran, a long-dead Inhuman, has returned to life, but the world is not the one she left. Or perhaps she’s not the woman who left the world. As Auran tries to make sense of her new existence, shadowy forces move against Queen Medusa in the wake of her battles with Tony Stark in CIVIL WAR II.

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Preview: Uncle Scrooge: Timeless Tales, Vol. 2

Uncle Scrooge: Timeless Tales, Vol. 2

Romano Scarpa, Giorgio Cavazzano, Mau Heymans, Lars Jensen, Joe Torcivia, Jonathan Gray (w & a) • Mark de Jonge & Henrieke Goorhuis (c)

Whether he’s battling a malevolent mummy or keeping one breast-stroke ahead of Earth-drowning floods, Scrooge McDuck knows that his money comes first—and he’ll do anything to keep it safe, especially with the Beagle Boys, rival tycoons, and hex-happy Magica De Spell lurking about! It’s IDW’s Uncle Scrooge #7–12 in a special collectors’ hardcover: epic Disney tales by Romano Scarpa, Giorgio Cavazzano, and more, plus bonus Scroogian extras assembled just for this book. “Burst me bagpipes!”

HC • FC • $29.99 • 256 pages • 7.25” x 10” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-672-0

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Preview: New Avengers #18

New Avengers #18

(W) Al Ewing (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 30, 2016
SRP: $3.99

At the funeral of Roberto Da Costa, Advanced Idea Mechanics is declared officially dead. In the wake of their ultimate mission, the New Avengers reassess their lives…and one of them hangs up their costume for good. What could possibly follow this?

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Preview: The Theory of the Grain of Sand

The Theory of the Grain of Sand

Benoit Peeters (w) • François Schuiten (a & c)

The second book of The Obscure Cities series following The Leaning Girl. Gholam Mortiza Khan comes to Brüsel to sell some jewelry, but before the sale can be closed, Khan dies in an accident. Thus begin events sparking an investigation by Mary von Rathen: accumulation of sand in the apartment of Kristin Antipova; accumulation of stones in the house of Constant Abeels, and Maurice who is loosing weight by the day. The events have a catastrophic effect on Brüsel and time is of the essence.

Newly translated into English by Ivanka Hahnenberger and Steve Smith (translator of The Leaning Girl and The Beauty) and edited by Smith and Karen Copeland at Alaxis Press for publication by IDW.

TPB • PC • $19.99 • 128 pages • 9.375” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-489-4

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