In an unprecedented move… well it is… Dynamite has sent us extended previews (meaning 8 pages instead of 5) of every book they have coming out this week. Seven titles from the new Vampirella and Dresden Files books, to the second issues of Chaos and Captain Action Cat, to classic science fiction with Battlestar Galactica #12 to a pair of pulp entries with Doc Savage #6 and The Black Bat #11. Lots of pages to help you decide what to pick up at your local shop this week.
Nancy A. Collins (w) Patrick Berkenkotter (a) Terry Dodson, Jenny Frison, Arthur Adams, Jay Anacleto, Joe Jusko (c)
Celebrating Vampirella's 45th anniversary! In FEAST OF SHADOWS, the first in the six-part OUR LADY OF SHADOWS story arc. Vampirella is sent by the Vatican to investigate the kidnapping of a little girl by Ethan Shroud and the Chaos cultists, only to become the centerpiece of a ritual invoking Lady Umbra, the sister-bride of Chaos, that leaves her marked as a living sacrifice to the dark goddess who rules the shadows. VAMPIRELLA is back and returns to her horror roots with Bram Stoker Award-winning author Nancy A. Collins (Swamp Thing, Sunglasses After Dark, Jason vs. Leatherface) and Patrick Berkenkotter (Red Sonja, Avengers/Invaders).
JIM BUTCHER'S THE DRESDEN FILES: WAR CRY #1 (of 6)
Jim Butcher, Mark Powers (w) Carlos Gomez (a) Stjepan Sejic(c)
Four months have passed since the events depicted in Dead Beat, Jim Butcher's New York Times- bestselling 7th novel in the Dresden Files series. A war is raging between the vampire forces of the Red Court and the White Council—a war the wizards are losing. So desperate are the Council that they've dragooned the experienced and the outcast to reinforce their thinning ranks of Wardens. One of these draftees is one Harry Dresden, Chicago's only wizard for hire and a guy who's long been looked upon with suspicion by the supernatural authorities. Now, he's one of them, and his first big mission as a Warden is a doozy: take a small team of greenhorns to a frigid town in the middle of nowhere to rescue a handful of mortals who've been targeted by the Red Court. The question is, why exactly are these particular mortals so crucial to the outcome of the war? The answer will come only if Harry can keep them, and his team, alive for one very long night. An all new, original Dresden Files story featuring stunning artwork from Carlos Gomez, and covers by the amazing Stjepan Sejic!
CHAOS #2 (of 6)
Tim Seeley (w) Mirka Andolfo (a) Emanuela Lupacchino, Tim Seeley, Nei Ruffino (c)
The hunt is on as the Chosen kids raise the dead in the search for Evil Ernie. Chastity revolts against Purgatori, leading to a vampire catfight to end all vampire catfights.
(CLASSIC) BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #12
Dan Abnett (w) Cezar Razek (a) Livio Ramondelli (c)
A day in the life aboard Galactica… as seen through the eyes of two of the smallest characters aboard: Boxey and his Daggit! What is life like for an innocent boy growing up in the strange, dangerous, exciting and often lonely world? An unusual and compelling take on life on the Galactica!
CAPTAIN ACTION CAT: THE TIMESTREAM CATastrophe! #2 (of 4)
Art Baltazar, Franco, Chris "Zod" Smits (w) Art Baltazar (a/c)
The journey through the TIMESTREAM continues as Captain Action Cat, Khem, Golden Age Action Cat, and Dr. Evil Cat spin wildly out of control! Their discombobulated trip takes them to unsuspected lands, unfamiliar places, and the dimension of the fantastic phantom apparition known as The Ghost! Who is she? What's her deal? Is she a Cat person? We sure hope so! Who is trying to possess the ultimate evil anyway? Just when our heroes make sense of things they come face to face with the mysterious man known as "X"! All this and a sample of jungle fury from the cheetah called the Savage Beauty! Be careful not to crush on her…or she will crush you! From the Eisner award winning cartoonists Art Baltazar and Franco! The awesomeness lies within these pages! Highly recommended by Franco's mom. She says you should buy two. :-D
DOC SAVAGE #6
Chris Roberson (w) Bilquis Evely (a) Alex Ross (c)
As the millennium draws to a close in 2000, Doc Savage's operation has expanded into a world-wide network of call centers and helpdesks, enabling him to assist more people than ever. But when a terrorist organization hacks into Doc's servers and cripples the infrastructure with a malicious virus, countless lives are put at risk. And as planes begin to fall from the skies, can even the Man of Bronze save them all?
THE BLACK BAT #11
Brian Buccellato (w) Ronan Cliquet (a) Jae Lee (c)
Black Bat has managed to toe the line throughout his quest for redemption. But when someone close to him dies, will he finally cross that line and become a killer? Also, Oliver Snate's mystery guardian angel pulls back the curtain and finally reveals himself… propelling this story towards its gut-wrenching conclusion.