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JANUARY

MERCENARIES #2
(IN STORES: January 9, 2008)

Written by Brian Reed; Pencils by Edgar Salazar; Covers by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

The MERCENARIES are caught between the Chinese Army and a group of Freedom Fighters in the nation of Taiwan! But all is not as it seems and betrayals abound!

Incentives: 1:15 Virgin Michael Turner Retailer Incentive Cover

DYNAMITE | 40pg. | Color |


DEATH DEALER #6 (OF 6)
(IN STORES: January 23, 2008)

*delayed original release date Sept 5th

Written by Joshua Ortega; Pencils by Nat Jones; Colors by Jay Fotos; Covers by Frank Frazetta, Nat Jones and Jay Fotos

The Death Dealer vs. Mirahan! Lambeau and Dreovid vs. the Shadow Horde army! Rian Atar, King Strom and the fate of the Land of Iparsia! This is it, the pulse-pounding conclusion to one of the most talked-about miniseries of the year! Join critically-acclaimed novelist and comics writer JOSHUA ORTEGA (NECROMANCER) and the red-hot art team of NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS (SPAWN, ’68) for the grand finale to this modern-day classic of dark fantasy!

IMAGE COMICS | 32pg. | Color |


ULTIMATES VOLUME 3 #2
(IN STORES: January 23, 2008)

Written by Jeph Loeb; Pencils by Joe Madureira; Inks & Color by Christian Lichtner; Cover by Joe Madureira; Variant Cover (1:20) by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

The countdown to Ultimatum begins here and when it's over, the Ultimate Universe will never be the same! And when we say that in the Ultimate Universe, you know we ain't fooling around! A year later, who are the Ultimates? After going through the tumultuous events of the past two volumes, the Ultimates find themselves operating out of Tony Stark's mansion in New York where, no longer working for S.H.I.E.L.D., they have to make it on their own. But, a terrible secret is about to tear them apart and bring about a murder at the mansion! One of Earth's greatest heroes will die and there'll be plenty of suspects! New Members! New Adventures! And New Secrets! All this and Ultimate Venom too!

The Brotherhood vs. the Ultimates…Hawkeye vs. Spider-Man…the shocker of the year rocks on! Reeling from the sneak attack by Venom, the team has no time to recover—because the evil mutant team known as The Brotherhood has launched a full–scale assault on Tony Stark’s mansion! It’s Captain America vs. Sabretooth, Iron Man vs. Mystique…and Thor vs. Valkyrie? Plus: Which mega-popular character (nope, not Spidey) makes a surprise appearance on the last page?

MARVEL UNIVERSE | 32pg. | Color |

FANTASTIC FOUR #553
(IN STORES: January 30, 2008)

Written by Dwayne McDuffie; Pencils by Paul Pelletier; Inks by Rick Magyar; Colors by Wil Quintana; Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

The unexpected conclusion! When the Fantastic Four meet their future counterparts, they finally learn the astonishing outcome of Reed Richards' secret, post-Civil War plan.


MARVEL UNIVERSE | 32pg. | Color |

MERCENARIES #3
(IN STORES: January 30, 2008)

Written by Brian Reed; Pencils by Edgar Salazar; Covers by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

The MERCENARIES are caught between the Chinese Army and a group of Freedom Fighters in the nation of Taiwan! But all is not as it seems and betrayals abound!

Incentives: 1:15 Virgin Michael Turner Retailer Incentive Cover

DYNAMITE | 40pg. | Color |


PROJECT SUPERPOWERS #0
(IN STORES: January 30, 2008)

From the dawn of the 20th Century came a new chapter in mankind's history, unleashed during a time of great war and destruction.
It was the beginning of the Age of the SUPERPOWERS, yet with the closing of the Second World War, this new spark seemingly flickered and died.
Until now...

Now the story can be told of the great lost SUPERPOWERS -- men and women with incredible abilities who changed the course of mankind forever...
and who had been thought lost ...
Until now...

As our story unfolds, we journey to the heights and depths of the Second World War and come face-to-face with the great forgotten heroes of the ages, and solve the mystery of where these legends disappeared to after the great war.

Issue #0 is where it all begins and features 28 pages of story and art PLUS a full SUPERPOWERS color sketchbook by Ross and original Ross interconnecting covers - all for just a buck!

Variant Covers:

1:25 Michael Turner ALTERATE Incentive Cover
1:50 Alex Ross NEGATIVE Incentive Cover
1:100 Michael Turner NEGATIVE Incentive Cover

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT| 28pg. | Color |


FEBRUARY
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 2 THE LIGHTNING SAGA
(IN STORES: February 13, 2008)

Written by Brad Meltzer & Geoff Johns ; Pencils by Ed Benes, Sandra Hope, Shane Davis, Dale Eaglasham, Jim Lee, Adam Kubert, George Pérez & others; Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

Two of DC's most prominent super-teams join forces in this stunning hardcover volume collecting JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #0 and #8-12 and Justice Society of America #5-6! In the wake of "The Tornado's Path," the JLA has discovered the existence of several members of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the present. With the help of the JSA, Superman and his team must track down all seven Legionnaires to discover why these heroes of the future have traveled back in time!

DC UNIVERSE | 224pg. | Color | Hardcover |

ASPEN SHOWCASE: GRACE #1
(IN STORES: February 21, 2008)

Written by Vince Hernandez; Pencils by Sana Takedas; Covers by Sana Takeda and Marcus To.

Aspen's newest anthology series, Aspen Showcase, combines some of today's finest creators with several of comics best-loved properties. Journey throughout history with Soulfire's preeminent heroine, Grace, as she embarks on a personal quest to discover the return of a magical age lost to her long ago. Take a glimpse into Grace's life during the Crusades, World War II, and a futuristic Egypt, all in this very special look at one of Aspen Comic's flagship characters in a unique stand-alone story that expands upon the vast Soulfire universe, setting a new precedence for what great comic books are all about.

ASPEN | 22pg. | Color |


ASPEN SHOWCASE: GRACE #1
(AVAILABLE: February 22-24, 2008 - Wonder Con Exclusive)

Written by Vince Hernandez; Pencils by Sana Takedas; Covers by Sana Takeda and Marcus To.

Aspen's newest anthology series, Aspen Showcase, combines some of today's finest creators with several of comics best-loved properties. Journey throughout history with Soulfire's preeminent heroine, Grace, as she embarks on a personal quest to discover the return of a magical age lost to her long ago. Take a glimpse into Grace's life during the Crusades, World War II, and a futuristic Egypt, all in this very special look at one of Aspen Comic's flagship characters in a unique stand-alone story that expands upon the vast Soulfire universe, setting a new precedence for what great comic books are all about.

ASPEN | 22pg. | Color |


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MARCH

CIVIL WAR CHRONICLES #9
(IN STORES: March 12, 2008)

Written by J. Michael Straczynski, Mark Miller & Paul Jenkins; Pencils by Steve McNiven, Ramon Bachs, Ron Garney & Steve McNiven; Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

Experience CIVIL WAR and its major tie-ins chronological order! The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it's time to choose: Whose side are you on? In CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #9, the betrayer among the Marvel heroes stands revealed, as war with Atlantis seems inevitable! And Speedball comes face-to-face with his accuser! In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #537, Spider-Man embarks on what very well might be the most important offensive of the Civil War that's rocking the Marvel Universe. And in CIVIL WAR #6, Captain America's depleted forces have determined the secret of File 42, setting them on a last-ditch collision course with Iron Man and the Pro-Registration heroes! It's the beginning f the battle of the century -- a conflict in which virtually every superhuman on Earth will be forced to choose a side to fight on! Collecting CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #9, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #537 and CIVIL WAR #6.

MARVEL UNIVERSE | 72pg. | Color |


PROJECT SUPERPOWERS #1 (OF 6)
(IN STORES: March 12, 2008)

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT and Alex Ross unleash the SuperPowers! Issue #1 weighs in at 40 pages, and includes Alex Ross sketchbook material and character designs! The entire story of the return of the SuperPowers begins here (and will be told over the course of this 6 issue mini-series!)

The story of SuperPowers starts here! After the super-selling #0, Dynamite launches Alex Ross' SuperPowers #1. Can the modern world can handle the greatest heroes ever lost to history!

This powerful series is overseen by Alex Ross who has designed every hero within these pages; scripted by Jim Krueger with art by Carlos Paul, this is the most powerful comic book event of the year!
Cover by Alex Ross! Look for the Michael Turner variant incentive cover as well! #1 in a brand new series launching in the world today!

Variant Covers:

1:25 Michael Turner Incentive Cover
1:50 Alex Ross NEGATIVE Incentive Cover
1:100 Michael Turner NEGATIVE Incentive Cover


DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT| 40pg. | Color |


SPIDER-MAN/RED SONJA PREMIERE HC
(IN STORES: March 12, 2008)

Written by Michael Avon Oeming; Pencils by Mel Rubi; Colors by Brian Buccellato; Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

The wise-cracking Wall-Crawler collides with the She-Devil with a Sword! Longtime Marvel readers know that these two legends have met before -- but that was just the warm-up! They may be from two different eras, but Spider-Man and Red Sonja have both faced the maniacal mage known as Kulan Gath. Now, the sadistic sorcerer makes a play for power that will once again bring these two famous heroes together -- but will it be as friends or foes? Writer Michael Avon Oeming (OMEGA FLIGHT, Red Sonja) and Mel Rubi (Red Sonja) -- plus cover artist Michael Turner (CIVIL WAR) -- answer the eternal question: What's better in a fight, the proportional strength and speed of a spider, or cold, hard steel and a chain-mail bikini? Collecting SPIDER-MAN/RED SONJA #1-5 and MARVEL TEAM-UP #79.

MARVEL UNIVERSE | 144pg. | Color |

ASPEN SHOWCASE: GRACE #1
(AVAILABLE: March 14-16, 2008 - WWLA VIP Ticket Exclusive)

Written by Vince Hernandez; Pencils by Sana Takedas; Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

Aspen's newest anthology series, Aspen Showcase, combines some of today's finest creators with several of comics best-loved properties. Journey throughout history with Soulfire's preeminent heroine, Grace, as she embarks on a personal quest to discover the return of a magical age lost to her long ago. Take a glimpse into Grace's life during the Crusades, World War II, and a futuristic Egypt, all in this very special look at one of Aspen Comic's flagship characters in a unique stand-alone story that expands upon the vast Soulfire universe, setting a new precedence for what great comic books are all about.

ASPEN | 22pg. | Color |


HULK #1
(AVAILABLE: March 14-16, 2008 - WWLA Exclusive)

Written by Jeph Loeb; Pencils by Ed McGuinness; Colors by Jason Keith; Inks by Dexter Vines; Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

Superstars JEPH LOEB and ED MCGUINNESS will change the way you see THE HULK! In this startling origin epic, the breathtaking events that ended World War Hulk rocket into this brand-new Hulk title. When one of The Hulk's oldest cast members is murdered, everyone turns to the team of IRON MAN, SHE-HULK and LEONARD SAMSON to solve the grizzly case. All the evidence points to the Hulk as the killer—but {CLASSIFIED}! Join us for a brand--new story and a brand-new team who loves the Hulk as much as you do!

MARVEL UNIVERSE | XXpg. | Color |


SOULFIRE #8
(IN STORES: March 19, 2008)

Written by J.T Krul; Pencils by Michael Turner; Colors by Peter Steigerwald

Barely escaping Japan with their lives, Grace, Mal and the gang venture further along their journey. But, other more deadly obstacles, even more dangerous than the relentlessly pursuing dragon, lie in their way. How much more can Malikai take in order to learn the true secret behind his destiny... if he can even manage to survive that long?


ASPEN | 32pg. | Color |

SOULFIRE VOL.1 TPB
(IN STORES: March 19, 2008)

Written by J.T Krul; Pencils by Michael Turner; Colors by Peter Steigerwald

Magic is no longer a myth! This special Soulfire paperback collects together the first five sold-out issues of the Soulfire series, along with the sold out #0 issue and the rare introductory Soulfire Preview. Adding to its appeal are a complete cover gallery and a brand new cover by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald.


ASPEN | 160pg. | Color |

APRIL
FRANK FRAZETTA'S DARK KINGDOM, PART ONE
(IN STORES: April 2, 2008)

Written by Mark Kidwell; Pencils by Tim Vigil; Colors by Jay Fotos; Covers by Frank Frazetta, Tim Vigil and Nat Jones

The Frazetta tradition of epic dark fantasy continues as the masterpiece DARK KINGDOM roars to life from canvas to the comics page. From amid the clash of steel and decks stained red comes legendary sea raider RED MORDEN, battling his way through an ocean of horror to save the family he holds dear. For love and vengeance, he will face his greatest fears, both real and imagined as he stands alone against a kingdom of darkness.

Fantasy/horror in the classic style of the FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER series, written by MARK KIDWELL (’68, BUMP), lavishly illustrated by comics legend TIM VIGIL (FAUST, GOTHIC NIGHTS) and colored by JAY FOTOS (’68, DEATH DEALER), DARK KINGDOM features alternate covers by TIM VIGIL and NAT JONES (DEATH DEALER, SPAWN).

IMAGE COMICS | 32pg. | Color |


CIVIL WAR CHRONICLES #10
(IN STORES: April 9, 2008)

Written by Mark Millar and Paul Jenkins; Pencils by Steve McNiven, Ramon Bachs, Steve Lieber; Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

Experience CIVIL WAR and its major tie-ins in chronological order! In CIVIL WAR #7, witness the startling battle that will determine the future of the Marvel Universe! And in CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #10, the betrayer among the Marvel heroes stands revealed, as war with Atlantis seems inevitable! And Speedball comes face-to-face with his accuser! Collecting CIVIL WAR #7 and CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE (EMBEDDED/ACCUSED) #10.

MARVEL UNIVERSE| 72pg. | Color |

FRANK FRAZETTA'S DEATH DEALER DELUXE HARDCOVER
(IN STORES: April 16, 2008)

*delayed original release date Nov 25th

Written by Joshua Ortega; Pencils by Nat Jones; Colors by Jay Fotos; Covers by Frank Frazetta, Nat Jones and Jay Fotos

The iconic painting comes to life in this epic tale of dark fantasy and horror! The land of Iparsia is at war. Two kingdoms fight for survival as an ancient evil sweeps across the land. The Death Dealer returns to Iparsia, but will the dark rider bring an end to the war... or will he bring an end to Iparsia? Critically-acclaimed novelist and comics writer Joshua Ortega (The Necromancer) teams up with cult-favorite artists Nat Jones (Spawn: The Dark Ages) and Jay Fotos (Spawn) to bring forth the first Death Dealer tale fully approved by Frank Frazetta himself!

IMAGE COMICS | 192pg. | Color |

FANTASTIC FOUR: THE BEGINNING OF THE END TPB
(IN STORES: April 30, 2008)

Written by Dwayne McDuffie, Karl Kesel, Tom Beland; Pencils by Paul Pelletier, Tom Grummett, Juan Doe; Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

The original Fantastic Four is together again, just in time to cross paths with a hero who has traveled twenty years into the past in a desperate attempt to save his future from Reed Richards, the madman who is about to change the face of the planet. Oh, and the hero who has come back to save the world? His name is Doctor Doom. Plus: Diablo's back – more dangerous than ever as the potion-toting terrorist declares alchemical warfare on the FF! Making matter worse, the World's Greatest Imaginauts are becoming more and more tired, irritable, delirious...sick! Coincidence...or part of Diablo's nightmarish plan? And finally, Ben Grimm has been keeping a secret from his teammates for years. But when Reed, Sue and Johnny investigate, the mystery brings them to the tropics, face-to-face with an old nemesis and a monstrous creature known as…EL CHUPACABRAS!! All we can say is, "¡¡QUE EL MÍO SEA MARVEL!!" Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #525-526 and #551-553, and FANTASTIC FOUR: ISLA DE LA MUERTE!

MARVEL UNIVERSE| XXpg. | Color |

MERCENARIES TPB
(IN STORES: April 2008)

Written by Brian Reed; Pencils by Edgar Salazar; Colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr.; Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

THE MERCENARIES TPB puts you into the middle of the Mercenaries next adventure. Collects issues 1-3 and features a complete cover gallery of Michael Turner's cover for the series!


DYNAMITE | 40pg. | Color |


MAY
FATHOM: KIANI LAVA EDITION STATUE - LE 300
(IN STORES: May 1, 2008)

Designed by Michael Turner; Sculpted by Dean Mason: Alternate Paint Application by Dan Cope

The lava edition showcasing Fathom's fierce female warrior Kiani. This stunning work of art is truly a sight to behold! As deadly as she is beautiful, Kiani raises the bar to all-new heights on hand-sculpted creations! Measuring over 18 inches tall and over 7 inches wide at the base, this full size statue is sure to be the centerpiece of any collection. Designed by artist Michael Turner, and sculpted by Dean Mason, this is possibly one of the most intricately detailed statues ever produced. Fathom: Kiani Statue debuted to critical and popular acclaim. Now, with a stunning alternate paint application by Dan Cope and sword sculpt adjustments by Erick Sosa.

Features & Bonuses of the FATHOM KIANI STATUE - LAVA EDITION
- Limited to only 300 total Statues
- Exclusive Lava Armor & Dual Sword Edition
- Kiani Lava Edition Parchment Print COA Signed by Michael Turner - matching number
- New Full-Size Kiani Lava Print Signed by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald - matching number
- An additional surprise feature only available with the lava edition!

ASPEN | STATUE | 18" x 7"|

   

WORLD OF ASPEN #3
(IN STORES: May 3, 2008 - Free Comic Book Day 2008)

Written by Various; Pencils by Various; Colors by Various; Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

Aspen celebrates Free Comic Book Day 2008 with the release of their third Worlds of Aspen title! This full-color, comic features the very best that Aspen has to offer, from the return of Fathom and Soulfire to everything else in between! Also including the hit series Shrugged and the premiere of Soulfire Volume 2, this incredible issue is not to be missed! With art and stories by Aspen's best, including Michael Turner, J.T. Krul, Peter Steigerwald, Micah Gunnell, Marcus To, and introducing new Fathom artist extraordinaire, Ale Garza, along with a host of others! Surrounded by a brand new cover by Aspen founder Michael Turner, make sure your Free Comic Book Day is a fun-filled, comic-filled, and Aspen-filled event!

ASPEN | 32pg. | Color |


FATHOM: VOL. 2 INTO THE DEEP
(IN STORES: May 21, 2008)

Written by J.T. Krul; Pencils by Koi Turnbull; Inks by by Sal Regla and Jason Gorder; Colors by Paul Mounts and Christina Strain.

Worlds collide when the might of the bloodthirsty Admiral Maylander and the United States military declare war on the Blue civilizations nestled deep under the ocean's surface. Following the classic events of the original Fathom series, the second thrilling volume finds underwater biologist Aspen Matthews struggling to accept the startling reality of her true identity. All in the midst of an all out war between the humans and the Blue!

Collecting for the first time the sold out Fathom: Beginnings and Zero issue, as well as issues #1 though #11! Includes a complete covers gallery featuring artwork by none other than Fathom creator Michael Turner!

ASPEN | 320pg. | Color | Hardcover | Trade Paperback |


FATHOM VOL.3 #0
(IN STORES: May 29, 2008)

Written by J.T. Krul; Pencils by Ale Garza; Inks by Sal Regla; Colors by John Starr

Michael Turner's Fathom makes its triumphant return for the thrilling third volume! The deadly tides of change rise above the surface in the exciting third chapter of the best selling action adventure series, Fathom! Humankind faces a new threat to their existence from the ancient and powerful underwater race, the Black, while the return of the villainous Killian sends shockwaves throughout the already-devastated world of the Blue. Meanwhile, Aspen Matthews attempts to adjust to life above the water, but a future and past threat emerges to disrupt her safe haven! Featuring an all-new 12-page story that sets the stage for the brand-new Fathom #1 issue coming this summer, make sure to get in on the ground floor of the next exciting Fathom story arc! Complete with an additional sketchbook section, never before seen art, and a stunning cover by series artist Ale Garza, this special #0 issue is not to be missed! Oh yeah, a guy by the name of Michael Turner is involved too so hang on tight!

Variant Covers:

1:XX Michael Turner Retailer Incentive Cover

ASPEN | 12pg. | Color |

FATHOM VOL.3 #0 - WWPHILLY EXCLUSIVE COVERS
(AVAILABLE: May 30 - June 1, 2008 - WWP Exclusive)

Written by J.T. Krul; Pencils by Ale Garza; Inks by Sal Regla; Colors by John Starr; WWP Cover by Ale Garza & Peter Steigerwald; WWP VIP Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

Michael Turner's Fathom makes its triumphant return for the thrilling third volume! The deadly tides of change rise above the surface in the exciting third chapter of the best selling action adventure series, Fathom! Humankind faces a new threat to their existence from the ancient and powerful underwater race, the Black, while the return of the villainous Killian sends shockwaves throughout the already-devastated world of the Blue. Meanwhile, Aspen Matthews attempts to adjust to life above the water, but a future and past threat emerges to disrupt her safe haven! Featuring an all-new 12-page story that sets the stage for the brand-new Fathom #1 issue coming this summer, make sure to get in on the ground floor of the next exciting Fathom story arc! Complete with an additional sketchbook section, never before seen art, and a stunning cover by series artist Ale Garza, this special #0 issue is not to be missed! Oh yeah, a guy by the name of Michael Turner is involved too so hang on tight!

ASPEN | 12pg. | Color |

JUNE

ULTIMATE ORIGINS #1
(IN STORES: June 4, 2008)

Written by Brian Michael Bendis; Pencils by Butch Guice; Variant Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

This is it! The story that finally reveals the conspiracies behind the entire Ultimate Universe! When they first met, Bruce Banner mysteriously warned Spider-Man that "Everything is connected." Now it's time to discover the jaw-dropping secrets that men have fought and died to protect. From the dark days of World War II to the frightening present, journey through history to learn what's really behind the Super Soldier and Weapon X programs–and how heroes such as Captain America, Nick Fury and Wolverine have more in common than codenames and costumes. The dream team of Brian Michael Bendis and Butch Guice (CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON MAN) unite for the first time for the Ultimate series of the year that is a must-read lead-in to ULTIMATUM!


Variant Covers:

1:25 Michael Turner Retailer Incentive Cover
1:75 Michael Turner SKETCH Incentive Cover

ULTIMATE UNIVERSE | 32pg. | Color |


SILVER SURFER: IN THY NAME TBP
(IN STORES: June 11, 2008)

Written by Simon Spurrier; Pencils by Tan Eng Huat; Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

The Silver Surfer delves alone into the furthest depths of the void – tangling with organ-stealing pirates, demonic beasts and a race of alien aristocrats. Everyone’s favorite Cosmic Wanderer discovers that even in the midst of a galactic utopia, horror is never far away. Featuring electrifying artwork by the dynamic Tan Eng Huat (Doom Patrol, Batman) and an endlessly inventive script by Simon Spurrier – the writer behind the sold-out Gutsville! Collecting SILVER SURFER: IN THY NAME #1-4.

MARVEL UNIVERSE | 96pg. | Color |

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL.8
(IN STORES: June 11, 2008)

Written by Robert Kirkman & Sean McKeever; Pencils by Ben Oliver, Pascal Alixe & Yanick Paquette; Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

This deluxe hardcover collects ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 16: CABLE and ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 17: SENTINELS, plus extras. In CABLE, if one man is capable of disrupting the carefully controlled world of Charles Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters, it's this one: Ultimate Cable! He comes from a tragic future to wreak havoc on mutantkind today, and his sinister secrets will shock the X-Men to their very core. It's a huge event in Ultimate X-Men history. Get in on the ground floor. You've been warned. Plus: Delve into the secret life of the X-Men's rivals, Emma Frost's Academy of Tomorrow, in a special bonus story! And in SENTINELS, the X-Men are no more. Long live the X-Men! The man from the future, Bishop, completes his own team of mutants, ready to carry on the legacy of Charles Xavier. And their first task is to stop the attacks of the deadly Sentinels against their kind. And you'll never guess who's behind the attacks - or who the new Ultimate X-Men are! Collecting ULTIMATE X-MEN #75-88.

ULTIMATE UNIVERSE | 352pg. | Color | Hardcover


ASPEN SPLASH 2008: SWIMSUIT SPECTACULAR
(IN STORES: June 18, 2008)

Pencils by Various; Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

It’s that time of the year again, and the 2008 edition of the ASPEN SPLASH SWIMSUIT SPECTACULAR is here! Filled cover-to-cover with some of the most amazing illustrations by your favorite Aspen artists including Michael Turner, Ale Garza, Micah Gunnell, Marcus To, Peter Steigerwald, and featuring a ton of surprise guest artists with the likes of Sana Takeda, Francisco Herrera, Randy Green, Francis Manapul, and many more that you won’t want to miss!!

ASPEN | 22pg. | Color |


WOLVERINE #66
(IN STORES: June 18, 2008)

Written by Mark Millar; Pencils by Steve McNiven; Varient Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

“ OLD MAN LOGAN” Part 1 (of 8)
MARK MILLAR and STEVE MCNIVEN—who last teamed for the monumental CIVIL WAR—bring us the most important WOLVERINE story of the 21st Century. Nobody knows what happened on the night the heroes fell. All we know is that they disappeared and evil triumphed and the bad guys have been calling the shots ever since. What happened to Wolverine is the biggest mystery of all. For 50 years, no one has heard hide nor hair from him…and in his place stands an old man called Logan. A man concerned only about his family. A man pushed to the brink by the HULK GANG. A man forced to help an old friend—the blind archer, HAWKEYE—to drive three thousand miles to secure his family’s safety. Get ready for the ride of your life, Logan.

Variant Covers:

1:50 Michael Turner Retailer IncentiveCover
1:100 Michael Turner SKETCH Incentive Cover

MARVEL UNIVERSE | 32pg. | Color |

ASPEN SHOWCASE: ASPEN # 1 WWC VIP COVER
(AVAILABLE: June 26-29, 2008 - WWC Exclusive)

Written by C.B. Cebulski; Pencils by Talent Caldwell; Colors by John Starr; Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

Aspen's newest anthology series, Aspen Showcase, combines some of today¹s finest creators with several of comics best loved properties. Reunions abound in this very special one-shot as artist Talent Caldwell dives back into the Aspen universe to take on its flagship character, Aspen Matthews. Battling the Blue and saving the world are hardly any challenge compared to the troubling life of high school adolescence! Writer C. B. Cebulski takes readers on a journey back to Aspen's childhood as she attends her high school reunion and runs into some very special friends from her past, reminding her of a few special memories as well!

ASPEN | 22pg. | Color |


ASPEN SPLASH 2008: SWIMSUIT SPECTACULAR
(AVAILABLE: June 26-29, 2008 - WWC Exclusive)

Pencils by Various; Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

It’s that time of the year again, and the 2008 edition of the ASPEN SPLASH SWIMSUIT SPECTACULAR is here! Filled cover-to-cover with some of the most amazing illustrations by your favorite Aspen artists including Michael Turner, Ale Garza, Micah Gunnell, Marcus To, Peter Steigerwald, and featuring a ton of surprise guest artists with the likes of Sana Takeda, Francisco Herrera, Randy Green, Francis Manapul, and many more that you won’t want to miss!!

ASPEN | 22pg. | Color |


JULY
ASPEN SHOWCASE: ASPEN # 1
(IN STORES: July 2, 2008)

Written by C.B. Cebulski; Pencils by Talent Caldwell; Colors by John Starr; Covers by Ale Garza & Talent Caldwell

Aspen's newest anthology series, Aspen Showcase, combines some of today¹s finest creators with several of comics best loved properties. Reunions abound in this very special one-shot as artist Talent Caldwell dives back into the Aspen universe to take on its flagship character, Aspen Matthews. Battling the Blue and saving the world are hardly any challenge compared to the troubling life of high school adolescence! Writer C. B. Cebulski takes readers on a journey back to Aspen's childhood as she attends her high school reunion and runs into some very special friends from her past, reminding her of a few special memories as well!

ASPEN | 22pg. | Color |


FRANK FRAZETTA'S SWAMP DEMON (ONE-SHOT)
(IN STORES: July 15, 2008)
*Original Release Date: May 21, 2008

Written by Joshua Ortega; Pencils by Josh Medors; Colors by Jay Fotos; Covers by Frank Frazetta, Nat Jones and Jay Fotos

Set in the Land of Iparsia, 500 years before the epic "Shadows of Mirahan" storyline from FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER, this is a dark fantasy story of druids, demons, and the mysterious and beautiful witch-goddess known as Kallista. Written by critically acclaimed novelist and comics writer JOSHUA ORTEGA (FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER, THE NECROMANCER), and reuniting the RUNES OF RAGNAN team of JOSH MEDORS and JAY FOTOS, this is one tale of Frazetta Comics fantasy that you won't want to miss!

IMAGE COMICS | 32pg. | Color |


UNCANNY X-MEN #500
(IN STORES: July 23, 2008)

Written by Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction; Pencils by Greg Land & Terry Dodson; Covers by Greg Land & Alex Ross; Variant Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald; Variant Cover by Terry Dodson

“ SFX”, PART 1!
Sentinels? What? And Magneto? And is that the Master Mold? What the hell is going on in San Francisco now that the Uncanny X-Men have relocated there? They’ve got a new Headquarters and a new status quo as the gauntlet is thrown for a new era of mutantkind. It’s all here in the double-sized anniversary issue that sets up the plotlines that will be developed over the next year in UNCANNY. And it’s all brought to you by the hot writing team of Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction (Immortal Iron Fist) and fan favorite artists Greg Land (ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR, X-MEN: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY) and Terry Dodson (SPIDER-MAN/BLACK CAT, Wonder Woman). New creators, new home. The future begins now.

Variant Covers:

1:30 Michael Turner Retailer IncentiveCover
1:200 Michael Turner SKETCH Incentive Cover


MARVEL UNIVERSE | 32pg. | Color |

AUGUST

FATHOM VOL.3 #1
(IN STORES: August 2008)

Written by J.T. Krul; Pencils by Ale Garza; Inks by Sal Regla; Colors by John Starr; Covers by covers by Ale Garza, J. Scott Campbell & Michael Turner

The long-docile race of the Blue no longer want solitude in their underwater habitat after the human's latest attack -- they now want revenge! After thwarting the invasion of the Blue cities by Admiral Maylander's Navy, Aspen Matthews and Chance Calloway have found some much needed seclusion together in a beach house south of the border. But, their romantic getaway will be short-lived as the return of the murderous Killian, now at full-strength, is ready to strike once more against the humans -- along with his reunited daughter, Kiani! Plus, the hatred from below the surface is also shared by one other race -- the ancient and most powerful underwater beings known as the Black! However, the U.S. Navy has plans of their own for the Blue, as well as a new leader with special ties to both Aspen and Chance!

ASPEN | 32pg. | Color |


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SEPTEMBER
FATHOM VOL.3 #2
(IN STORES: September 2008)

Written by J.T. Krul; Pencils by Ale Garza; Inks by Sal Regla; Colors by John Starr; Covers by Ale Garza & Micah Gunnell

Death and destruction have risen above the surface behind the wrath of Killian and Kiani's bloody vengeance! With the aftermath of their attack on a historic American location sending ripples across the oceans and beneath, any hope for peace between the Humans and the Blue is completely lost as a new threat has emerged to lead the human invasion. Meanwhile, Aspen makes her return below the surface to Muria with Cannon and Chance, and encounters the Blue's special guest!


ASPEN | 32pg. | Color |

HULK #6
(IN STORES: September 24, 2008)

Written by Jeph Loeb; Pencils by Ed McGuinness; Inks by Dexter Vines; Colors by Jason Keith; Cover by Ed McGuinness; Variant Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

White-hot uberstars JEPH LOEB & ED MCGUINNESS – Giving you your daily allowance of GIGANTIC monsters beating the snot outta each other! Guest stars galore! The entire West Coast about to tumble into the ocean! And NOW…the rematch you’ve been panting for! HULK VS. HULK—one side wins…FOREVER!!!

MARVEL UNIVERSE | XXpg. | Color |

ASPEN SHOWCASE: BENOIST #1
(IN STORES: September 2008)

Written by J.T. Krul; Pencils by Micah Gunnel; Colors by Rob Stull; Covers by Micah Gunnell & Francis Manapul

Aspen's newest anthology series, Aspen Showcase, combines some of today's finest creators with several of comics' best-loved properties and characters! Soulfire's hero Benoist takes center stage in Aspen Showcase: Benoist #1, his first Showcase appearance! Once employed by Rainier Industries, Benoist worked on utilizing the most advanced technology on the planet to further along modern science. However, his relationship with his nefarious boss soon took a freefall, nearly costing him his life -- and so much more! Discover the secrets behind Benoist's tragic history and the people and events that shaped his arrival within the pages of the current Soulfire storyline.

ASPEN | 32pg. | Color |

OCTOBER
SOULFIRE: SHADOW MAGIC #0
(IN STORES: October 15, 2008)

Written by Vince Hernandez; Pencils by Sana Takeda; Covers by Sana Takeda and Micah Gunnel

Discover the early years of Soulfire's heroine Grace in this all-new mini-series!

At the precipice of the age of magic and wonderment, one young couple attempts to hold onto true love while the world around them is torn apart by the threads of war. The differences between the races of Grace's Rahtumi and the less-prosperous Sethoru reach a deadly boiling point, and war is declared across the land of Empyrea and beyond. Caught in the middle, Grace and Kelsyn are two young lovers in search of a life together away from the battle at hand -- but the pair will soon discover they cannot so easily escape the coming storm.

Featuring an all-new 12-page story that sets the stage for Soulfire: Shadow Magic #1 issue coming in November, this is the ground floor of this next exciting chapter of the Soulfire mythology! From the same creative team behind the sold-out issue Aspen Showcase: Grace. Complete with an additional sketchbook and character design section, along with never-before-seen art.

ASPEN | 24pg. | Color |


HULK #7
(IN STORES: October 22, 2008)

Written by Jeph Loeb; Pencils by Frank Cho; Inks by Walden Wong; Colors by Jason Keith; Cover by Art Adams; Variant Cover by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

“ WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS…” & “HELL HATH NO FURY…”
Two titanic tales in one issue as superstar writer Jeph Loeb is joined by legendary artists Arthur Adams and Frank Cho! When Bruce Banner sets out to find the Red Hulk he doesn’t expect his search will lead him to Sin City, Nevada. And imagine his surprise when he arrives to discover the unbridled carnage a pack of Wendigos can unleash! Las Vegas buffets will never be the same! Plus: no matter what size, shape, color or sex, Hulks don’t take kindly to being on the wrong side of a beating. Armed with an arsenal of advanced S.H.I.E.L.D. weaponry and itching for payback, She-Hulk’s Lady Liberators have one goal: Subdue the Red Hulk, and make him pay in the process.

MARVEL UNIVERSE | XXpg. | Color |

FATHOM VOL.3 #3 RETRIBUTION & REVENGE
(IN STORES: October 29, 2008)

Written by J.T. Krul; Pencils by Ale Garza; Inks by Sal Regla; Colors by John Starr; Covers by Ale Garza and Talent Caldwell

Fresh off their murderous attack on a historical American landmark, Killian and Kiani, along with the rest of the newly formed Blue dissidents, prepare to embark on the next stage of their deadly plan for retribution against the humans. Aspen Matthews makes a startling discovery below the surface that forces her to rethink her ties to her allies beneath the surface. Meanwhile, the might of the ominous Black takes shape above the surface as Casque and Rahger plan to rewrite the history of the Blue -- starting with the demise of the human race.

ASPEN | 32pg. | Color |

NOVEMBER
MICHAEL TURNER: THE TRIBUTE GN
(IN STORES: November 5, 2008)

Cover by Alex Ross

Join Aspen Comics and a host of the industry's finest comic book writers, artists and creators as they pay special tribute to acclaimed artist, creator, colleague, friend, and Aspen Comics President and founder, Michael Turner. The creative force behind such best-selling titles as Fathom, Soulfire, and Witchblade, and the cover artist to numerous mainstream comic events such as Marvel's Civil War and DC Comics' Identity Crisis and Justice League of America, Michael Turner's artistic vision was unlimited. In honor of Turner's tremendous spirit and body of work, as well as his countless contributions to the comic book industry, Aspen Comics and the entire comic book community will return the favor by remembering Michael's amazing life both in and outside of comics.

ASPEN | 80pg. | Color |

FATHOM: DEFINITIVE EDITION VOL 1 TRADE PAPERBACK
(IN STORES: November 19, 2008)

Written by Michael Turner & Bill O'Neil; Pencils by Michael Turner; Inks by Joe Weems & Jonathan Sibel; Colors by Jonathan D. Smith & Peter Steigerwald

Your wait is finally over! There are two worlds, the one we know, and the one below… and Aspen is thrilled to bring you the most complete collection of Michael Turner’s first ever creator owned series, Fathom, with this amazing Definitive Edition in Trade Paperback and Hardcover! Just take a look at what’s inside: The rare Fathom Preview, Fathom #0 and #1/2, both of which have never been collected in a trade before now! Fathom issues #1 through #9, and the sold- out issues #10 and #11, also making their first trade debut! Plus: Re-envisioned pages and excerpts from issues #12 through #14, focusing on Aspen and Cannon’s ordeal with Vana! Both original Fathom Swimsuit issues featuring pin-ups from a host of today's top artists, along with a jam-packed cover gallery and more seldom seen Fathom goodies as only Michael Turner and Aspen could deliver! We'll also be including the complete Aspen Extended Edition which bridges the gap between Fathom Volume 1 and Volume 2, and also features the first appearance of everyone's favorite Blue warrior goddess, Kiani! Combine all that together, and you have everything that was Fathom Volume 1.


ASPEN | 496pg. | Color | Trade Paperback


TBD
SOULFIRE: NEW WORLD ORDER #1
(IN STORES: TBD)

Written by J.T. Krul; Pencils by Francisco Herrera; Colors by Leonardo Olea; Cover by Francisco Herrera; Alternate Cover by and Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald.

Magic flourishes once again. Unbelievable power courses through the lands... and a New World Order is at hand. The next exciting chapter of the Soulfire mythos starts here as a host of new characters, and a few familiar ones, chart a course through the dark and undiscovered futuristic landscape of the planet. Heather and Cruz, just two strangers trying to make sense of their newfound abilities, descend upon the San Francisco area in search for answers. There, they are met Pili (of Soulfire Vol. 1), an emerging new age cult, and the menacing threat of Ranier and his Dragon Riders! As if that wasn¹t enough, a serial killer is on the loose, and his thirst for death can only be quenched by those in the possession of magic! Dark and violent, Soulfire: New World Order is a story about the future of humans surviving in a world of magic, steering towards their own salvation..or doom.

ASPEN | 32pg. | Color |

SOULFIRE: NEW WORLD ORDER #2
(IN STORES: TBD)

Written by J.T. Krul; Pencils by Francisco Herrera; Colors by Leonardo Olea; Cover by Francisco Herrera

Magic flourishes once again. Unbelievable power courses through the lands and a New World Order is at hand. The next exciting chapter of the Soulfire mythos starts here!

Shifting from high gear to hyper-drive, magic continues to surface, spilling out across the futuristic landscape of the world. After Cole's murder spree in San Francisco, Heather finds herself standing next to him on the Most Wanted List, just because they both happen to have wings! While she manages to hide away thanks to the help of her new friend, Cruz, the maniacal Cole isn't as lucky, as the Bounty Hunters zero in on him. And with all this magic alive in the air, you just knew it had to draw the attention of the king of the hillŠRainier!

ASPEN | 32pg. | Color |


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