Ape, Aspen, Oni, Valiant, Titan And Zenescope Solicitations For November 2012
Any more for any more? Here's a look at some of the publishers putting out slightly fewer titles, but most with an action advanture bent… from Ape's Hero Of Alexandria to Aspen's Charismagic to Oni's Bad Medicine, to Valiant's Shadowman to Titan's CLiNT to Zenescope's Fly… what's looking good to you?
DREAMWORKS ADVENTURE MAGAZINE #2
(W) Troy Dye, Tom Kelesides (A) Dario Brizuela
48 pages of comics, puzzles and posters stuffed into a standard size magazine! This issue features a Puss In Boots cover and comic story, "The Sword Master of Rancho Castillo." And it's backed up with the Kung Fu Panda story "The Dragon Chef"! There is even a double-sided pull-out poster in the center spread! One side features Madagascar 3's Marty and the other side features a Puss In Boots "Wanted Poster."
HERO OF ALEXANDRIA #2
(W) Ben Lichius (A/CA) Roberto Ali
An accident at Gallus' workshop means Hero and Gallus must flee Denmark. Escaping won't be easy as Hero has to chase down his stolen mechanical bracelet, save Gallus from a burning building, and even fight off Viking train robbers!
KUNG FU PANDA TALES O/T DRAGON WARRIOR #3
(W) Troy Dye & Various (A) Massimo Asaro, Christine Larsen (CA) Christine Larsen
It is time for The Gathering Of Masters, a conference that sees the best of the best gather and exchange techniques and wisdom. When Master Shifu decides to send Po as his representative, will Po properly represent the dignity of the Jade Palace… or will he geek out over the esteemed assemblage of martial arts idols?
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE BERRY FUN DIGEST COLL TP VOL 01
(W) Georgia Ball (A) Amy Mebberson, Tanya Roberts (CA) Pete Wonsowski
Reprinting the sold out Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Fun! trade paperback in a handy, new digest form! This new edition also features additional bonus content not found in the original collection.
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE VOL 2 #3
(W) Georgia Ball (A/CA) Amy Mebberson
When Strawberry Shortcake and Raspberry Torte rescue a lost baby chipmunk, Raspberry decides to take care of him until he is big enough to go back out into the wild. But how big will he get? Too big to live in her boutique for sure! How will she keep 'Chippy' out of trouble until he's ready to rejoin his chipmunk friends?
CHARISMAGIC DEATH PRINCESS #1 CVR A RANDOLPH
(W) Vince Hernandez (A) Emilio Lopez (CA) Khary Randolph
Vince Hernandez – Story / Emilio Lopez – Art / Jocelyn Dunn – Colors
Explore the breathtaking world of Charismagic by journeying back to its ancient origins!
Orlana, spoken of in hush tones as the "Death Princess", rules over all who oppose her reign. Not by force, but through the most dangerous of all magical powers-the ability to control minds! Under the Death Princess' shadow of dominance and fear, the humans of Earth find themselves at risk of their civilization falling completely under her rule forever! Until Kon, a young but powerful wizard finds himself on an unimaginable quest to break Orlana's curse on humanity, and set free those she wishes to forever hold under her spell!
The latest chapter in the Charismagic saga begins now!
Created and written by Aspen's own Vince Hernandez, with stunning art by Emilio Lopez and Jocelyn Dunn, make sure to be a part of the exciting new world of CHARISMAGIC: THE DEATH PRINCESS!
MICHAEL TURNER SOULFIRE TP DRAGON FALL VOL 02
(W) J. T. Krul (A) Marcus To (CA) Michael Turner
J.T. Krul – Story / Marcus To – Art / Beth Sotelo – Colors
Michael Turner's Soulfire returns in this epic second volume!
The Dark Lord Rainier has been defeated, and Malikai-the Samusara, set forth the return of the light. Yet, the return of magic has created problems across the globe, as Grace attempts to bring order to a world devoid of magic for thousands of years. Meanwhile, Rainier, in his endless crusade to rid the world of magic and all that it encompasses, decides the only way to extinguish the light is by fusing both technology and magic in horrific fashion-with terrifying results! Collecting together the sold out Zero issue, as well as issues #1 though #9, plus the rare 10-page Sonia story from Aspen Seasons Winter and the 20-page 'Resurgence' story previously only available in the Soulfire: New World Order mini-series, this is 296 pages of everything Soulfire! And if that's not enough, we'll be including a complete covers gallery featuring artwork by the likes of Joe Benitez, Randy Green, Nick Bradshaw and Soulfire creator Michael Turner!! This complete SOULFIRE (vol 2) TPB: DRAGON FALL is a must for any Aspen, Soulfire, Michael Turner, or comic book fan!
HOMECOMING #4 CVR A LASIO
(W) David Wohl (A/CA) Emilio Lasio
David Wohl – Writer / Emilio Lasio – Pencils / Brett Smith – Colors
Nobody ever said being a teenager was easy…
Homecoming Day has arrived! Hunter, Celeste and their friends find themselves going above and beyond the normal duties of your usual Homecoming committee-as they are forced to save the world from an alien invasion! However, the kids discover that just like the big night, anything can happen, and this final surprise will leave them questioning what is right and wrong-with results that could end their lives for good! The mind-bending finale will leave you wondering if school will ever be safe again!
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS #5 CVR A PARKER
(W) Vince Hernandez (A) Lori Hanson (CA) Tony Parker
Error! Reference source not found. – Writer / Lori Hanson – Art / John Starr – Colors
Sophora's journey continues!
Executive Assistant Sophora has learned that to be a pirate in this day and age means trusting no one! The pulse-pounding "Lost at Sea" story arc reaches its thrilling conclusion, as Sophora, along with her secret lover Landon, must attempt to escape the maniacal Tinkoté's deadly deep ocean ambush on the Sea Voyager at all costs. However, the solution to her problem may just be the toughest choice Sophora will ever have to make!
The last chapter of the new EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS story arc "Lost at Sea" concludes right here!
COURTNEY CRUMRIN ONGOING #7
ONI PRESS INC.
(W/A/CA) Ted Naifeh
Courtney barely has time to feel the pain and heartbreak of betrayal before she and Calpurnia are forced to run again. Taking refuge in the swamp, the witches find an unexpected ally, and Aloysius discovers that his pupils are more powerful than even he had realized.
GLITTER KISS GN (C: 0-1-2)
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Adrienne Ambrose (A/CA) Monica Gallagher
One kiss from Tinka's sparkling lips leads to some unexpected consequences for the callous boys of Portage High School. After a secret romance goes up in flames, she looks to a fortune teller for answers on finding true love, which leads to the summoning of some accidental–but hilarious–magic. But in the end, Tinka has to learn to take responsibility for her own decisions, with or without the aid of magic.
BAD MEDICINE TP VOL 01 (C: 0-1-2)
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Nunzio DeFillipis, Christina Weir (A/CA) Christopher Mitten
Pulled out of exile from a dark corner of the world, renowned-surgeon-turned-fringe medicine-eccentric Doctor Randal Horne must return to New York City to investigate a tragic research lab accident that's left one man dead, and inexplicably headless. Now with the help of a distrusting NYPD detective and a team of doctors from the CDC, Horne must diagnose this and other seemingly unexplainable medical phenomenon in a world where the line between medical science and science fiction is blurry at best.
STUMPTOWN V2 #3
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Matthew Southworth
P.I. Dex Parios was hired to track down "Baby," rockstar Mim Bracca's prized guitar. So how lucky is it that the instrument just showed up at her house? With Dex, you know the luck will never last! The new story arc from Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka and acclaimed artist Matthew Southworth continues!
WASTELAND #41 (MR)
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Antony Johnston (A) Russell Roeling (CA) Christopher Mitten
Michael, Abi and Thomas discover the truth about the meteor – or as much as they can, anyway. But while the Precity's mutant Dwellers are down, they're not out, and a reckless child forces them to flee. Soon Thomas must decide between family and the truth… and no matter which he chooses, someone will suffer.
CLINT 2.0 #6 (MR) (C: 1-1-1)
Exclusive! With filming of Kick-Ass 2 underway, what secrets can we tear from the cast and crew? Don't miss our stunning selection of great comics! Death Sentence thunders towards a shocking conclusion, as the rug is pulled from under the feet of our dying antiheroes! Then! Mindy, Red Mist, and the first super-crime make for a jaw-dropping dose of Hit-Girl! And has Gary got what it takes to continue his uncle's work in The Secret Service, or will his training prove to be his undoing? All this, and so much more!
SHADOWMAN (NEW) #1
(W) Justin Jordan, Patrick Zircher (A/CA) Patrick Zircher
The next epic expansion of the Valiant Universe starts this November in a new ongoing series by comics superstar Patrick Zircher (Captain America, Thor: Ages of Thunder) and Harvey Award nominee Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, Team 7)!
There's a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must embrace the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become to only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. But is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?
The rebirth of a Valiant icon starts right here, when Shadowman strikes this November!
BLOODSHOT (ONGOING) #5
(W) Duane Swierczynski (A) Manuel Garcia (CA) Arturo Lozzi
ALL-NEW ARC! Before Bloodshot, who was Raymond Garrison? Bloodshot is finally free of the memories that have haunted him since his awakening–but now even greater mysteries remain. Who was he before he was transformed into a walking weaponperson of mass destruction? And does he have a real family out there somewhere? Unfortunately, the only man with the answers is the former mastermind of Project Rising Spirit, Dr. Emmanuel Kuretich–and he's just struck a devil's bargain with Bloodshot. "Destroy your creators and I'll reveal everything." Well, almost everything…
HARBINGER (ONGOING) #6
(W) Joshua D. M. Dysart (A) Philippe Briones
Aftr a crushing defeat at the hands of his would-be mentor, Peter Stancheck lies critically wounded and the only person who can save him is the person that hates him the most–his childhood love Kris Hathaway. As Harada's Eggbreaker strike force closes in, the helpless peter wonders if he is going to find forgiveness at Kris's door–or unbridled vengeance. But when Faith returns as the superhero she's always dreamed of being, the game is going to change for everyone involved…
As the most daring series in comics enters its staggering second act, find out why this is the book that Comic Book Resources says "feels new in a way that few comics about characters with superpowers manages these days."
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (NEW) #4
(W) Fred Van (A) Clayton Henry (CA) Jason Pearson
Archer & Armstrong make their last stand against The Sect high in the Himalayas! Every clan of The The full Sect has gathered together s for the first time in millenniaa to harness with the unthinkable, sanity-shattering destruction of the mythical Boonin their grasp. But one piece is still missing – and Obadiah Archer has it! If he turns it over, The Sect will give him back his family. If he refuses, the man called Armstrong dies! PLUS: The true nature of Archer's powers revealed! AND, on top of everything else, witness the debut of ANOTHER Valiant Universe's next superstar hero – only in this issue!
X-O MANOWAR (ONGOING) #7
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Lee Garbett
X-O Manowar vs. Ninjak. To the victor – Earth! Agents of the alien race known as The Vine have been living in secret among us for centuries and now they've just been activated for one final mission – purge the Earth of all human life! An invasion fleet is on its way and the only weapon in existence powerful enough to defeat it is the X-O Manowar armor. But first, Aric of Dacia must survive his latest encounter with Ninjak, the covert operative and master weapons specialist charged with taking him down. The stakes are raised and revelations abound in the latest issue of the smash hit series that has IGN declaring, "This is X-O Manowar done for this generation… and it is awesome."
GFT SLEEPY HOLLOW #2
(W) Dan Wickline (A) TBD (CA) Marat Mychaels
After the shocking ending of issue 1, the group responsible for a murder pledge to keep it a secret. But Sela has showed up on campus for a lecture on Tarrytown's infamous "Headless Horseman" as she tells the real story behind the legend.
That night, a body returns to collect the heads of those responsible for taking his… The soul of the Headless Horseman has returned and vengeance is necessary!
ROBYN HOOD #3 (OF 5) (MR)
(W) Patrick Shand (A) Alan Otero (CA) Stjepan Sejic
The Grimm Fairy Tales spin off series that reinvents the classic tale of action and adventure continues! Over a year has passed since Robyn arrived in the realm of Myst. Now a wanted fugitive Robyn is being hunted not only by the king's men but bounty hunters as well. But nothing can prepare her when she is faced with the deadliest bounty hunter of all…Little John. Action, adventure and fantasy all come together in this epic mini-series that will leave you breathless!
(W) Raven Gregory (A) Carlos Granda (CA) Daniel Leister
The Queen of Spades has put her plans in motion to rule over Wonderland as her army continues to grow. But every army needs a general and the Queen has her sights set on one person for the role. The newly christened Queen of Hearts. Unfortunately for the Queen of Spades the Queen of Hearts has other plans in mind. Plans that involve the Queen of Spades losing her head. It's Spades versus Hearts and only one is leaving alive. The debut of the brand new Queen of Hearts is here. Featuring guest Jungle Book artist Carlos Granda.
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #79 (MR)
(W) Mark L. Miller (A) TBD (CA) Pasquale Qualano
Sela is released from solitary to realize that the weird happenings at the Eschue Penitentiary have gotten weirder. Though she doesn't want to accept it, the likelihood of a highborn in the women's prison seems much more probable. But who is it?
GODSTORM #2 (OF 5) (MR)
(W) Patrick Shand (A) TBD (CA) Stjepan Sejic
Following Julian's murderous rage from last issue, Julian returns to Tony to confide in him. But Tony instead decides to have Julian kill Venus. But being a master manipulator, Venus attempts to get inside of Julian's fragile mind as she asks him why he's the one taking orders rather than giving them. Sparks will fly in the incredible series that reinvents Greek and Roman mythology!
GRIMM UNIVERSE #2 RED RIDING HOOD (MR)
(W) Joe Brusha (A) TBD (CA) Mike Capprotti
Britney Waters, aka Red Riding Hood, has returned to the city after the events of Myths and Legends Volume one. Intent on moving on with her life, Britney will soon find moving on is easier said than done. When she crosses the path of a vicious serial killer she decides to use her unique skills to attempt to track the killer down. But what she finds might be something that even her and her incredible powers are unprepared for.
GFT BAD GIRLS #5 (OF 5) (MR)
(W) Joey Esposito (A) TBD (CA) Alfredo Reyes
This is it! The final knock out battle between the forces of good and evil! The Bad Girls of the Grimm universe versus the forces of Good with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Don't miss out on the issue that sets the stage for the evolution of the Grimm Universe.
GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #23 (MR)
(W) Troy Brownfield, Raven Gregory (A) TBD (CA) Giuseppe Cafaro
"The summoning" story arc continues here and the Grimm Universe will never be the same. With all three pieces of the amulet finally brought together the key gem is the final item missing needed in order to summon Helios from his eternal prison. Using the shards Baba Yaga, the Sea Witch and Venus track down the Innocent who holds the key. The only thing standing between them and world domination is Samantha and things are not looking good for the guardian of the nexus.
FLY VOL II #2 (OF 5) (MR)
(W) Raven Gregory (A) Robert Gill (CA) Mike Debalfo
The "Best comic of 2011" as voted by: Wizard World, Pop Culture Addict, Comic Buzz, Talking Comics and Geekadelphia. More of Eddie and Danielle's estranged past is revealed as her addiction to the drug begins to stress their relationship to the breaking point. Elsewhere Francis strikes out at those closest to the Hero in a horrorific attack of vengeance. Set in a world where the super heroes aren't really heroes at all…How far would you go to Fly?
ALICE IN WONDERLAND TP (MR)
(W) Raven Gregory (A) Robert Gill (CA) Art Germ
Decades ago, a girl named Alice was sacrificed into the horror-filled realm of Wonderland but her terrifying and awe-inspiring experiences there have been shrouded in mystery. The one thing known is that her time spent in a world full of insanity left her a broken adult. However, her courageous will to survive is what ultimately saved humanity. Now the story of Alice's visit into Wonderland is fully revealed and the truth of the terror will be told in full!
From Raven Gregory, Ralph Tedesco and Joe Brusha, the same minds behind Grimm Fairy Tales and Return To Wonderland comes the newest series that Zenescope fans have been waiting for. What every Zenescope fan has been waiting for is finally here! Follow Zenescope back down the rabbit hole and find a world of madness like you have never seen before!