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Bonnie Lass #3 // The Legend (Print) (#3 of 4)
Written: Tyler Fluharty, Michael Mayne
Art: Michael Mayne

Story: “The Legend”

Bent on overshadowing her father, the infamous Cutlass, Bonnie’s after the one treasure he did not claim – the Eye of the Leviathan. But there are other forces at work seeking to claim it for themselves.

Atomic Robo Vol 6 #3
Written: Brian Clevinger
Art: Scott Wegener
Colors: Ronda Pattison
Letters: Jeff Powell

Story: “Atomic Robo and the Ghost of Station X”

Why aren’t you reading this book? Is THE RESET ADVENTURES OF CAPEMAN really all that compelling? Look, I’ll break it down for you. We’ve got a robot who’s also a scientist. He fights monsters, sometimes Nazis, a mobile pyramid once, the planet Mars kinda, and also Stephen Hawking (though to be honest that was more of a metaphorical battle). His arch enemies include a brain in a jar, a time traveling dinosaur who isn’t, and the spirit of Thomas Edison. Yeah, okay, this is the third issue in the sixth series, but it’s still a great jumping on point. Check it: First issue Robo tried to rescue some astronauts. Second issue it all went horribly wrong. This issue Robo tracks down the true culprits!

Penguins Books For December

She has lived through the Blitz and World War Two, the sex and spy scandals
of the swinging sixties, the Cold War and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Our
world has changed more in her lifetime than in any of her predecessors;
Sarah Bradford
tells all in the biography of Queen Elizabeth II.

In Empire State of Mind, Zack O’Malley Greenburg tells the story behind
Jay-Z’s rise to the top.

More biographies:
Stephanie Madoff Mack tells the story of the Madoff family in The End of
John Lewis Gaddis’s biography of George F Kennan
Crime & thriller

John le Carré’s thrillers still hold a grip on the post-Cold War generation
of readers with their elegant mix of suspense, intrigue and moral ambiguity.

Check out our eye-catching new issues of his classic books.

Read more Crime & thriller titles on

Bestselling author Charles Brokaw brings you The Lucifer Code
The classic Payment Deferred by C. S. Forester
Assassins’ Creed: Revelations by Oliver Bowden

The Forgotten Lies by Kerry Jamieson shows how in 1935 Hollywood, fame can
bring a terrible scrutiny, and although you can run away from the past, in
the glare of the spotlight you can’t always hide.

Jack Kerouac’s arresting first novel, The Sea is My Brother, was not
published in his lifetime. It deals with “man’s simple revolt from society
as it is, with the inequalities, frustration, and self-inflicted agonies”.

Read more Fiction titles on

The fate of the human world is at stake in Nightlife by Rob Thurman
Terry McMillan’s touching Getting to Happy
No Way to Say Goodbye by Anna McPartlin

The Golden Age by Hugh Thomas explores the Spanish Empire of Charles V,
bringing alive one of the most extraordinary and influential moments in
High Renaissance and world history.

Examining a very different era, Sam Howe Verhovek’s Jet Age offers an
insight into the fascinating technology that permanently changed our
conception of distance and time.

Read more History titles on

Elizabeth Keri Manhon’s Scandalous Women
Traces Remain, a series of essays and explorations by Charles Nicholl
Girls of Murder City by Douglas Perry
Politics & society

The AK-47, or ‘Kalashnikov’, is the most abundant and efficient firearm on
earth. It is so light it can be used by children. It has transformed the
way we fight wars, and its story is the chilling story of modern warfare.
C. J. Chivers’s extraordinary new book tells an alternative history of the
world as seen through these terrible weapons.

Read more Politics & society titles on including Why
Businessmen Need Philosophy and The Untouchables, where Shane Ross
questions how democratic Ireland really is today.

For more information, go to

Dead or Alive #1

“The Good, The Bad, and the Zombie” When two down-on-their-luck cowboys capture the most wanted outlaw in the West, they get more than they bargained for when they discover a Comanche shaman has infected him with an ancient zombie virus. If the zombie doesn’t kill them, the Comanche, rival bounty hunters, and other outlaws will!
Written: Scott Chitwood
Art: Alfonso Ruiz
Colors: Garry Henderson
Letters: Troy Peteri
Cover: Matt Busch

Publication Date: 2011-12-07
Format: Comic, Full Color, 6.5 x 10, Soft Cover, 32 pages
Price: $2.99

The Strain

Dark Horse is making preparations for the coming infestation, storing food, comics and weapons. The Strain #1 is on its way, infecting comic shops on Dec. 14th. And here’s a little contest to get you excited for the comics from Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan, David Lapham and Mike Huddleston.

Dark Horse wants to hear how you will survive the vampire plague. In the comments below give Dark Horse at least a 200 word description of how you plan to survive the coming epidemic. What supplies will you need? Where would you go to hide? Who would be with you? What weapons would you need? Give Dark Horse all the details and the need to figure out how to survive. Official Rules:
1. Post a comment of at least 200 words on the Dark Horse Blog ( by 11:59p.m. PT on Sunday Dec. 4th, 2011 and describe how you plan to survive the coming plague.
2. Come back next week as we post the top 5 Survival Tales, once per day through Dec. 9th.
3. Starting Dec. 9th. come back to the blog and Vote for the best Survival Plan Through Dec. 13th.

***Dark Horse will post the winner on Dec. 14th, the release date of The Strain #1

Moonstone Releases For December

Story: Nancy Holder & Howard Hopkins
Art: Silvestre Szilagyi
Colors: James Brown
Cover: Mark Sparacio
A Return of the Originals oversize Event!
Brought to you by New York Times best selling author Nancy Holder and novelist Howard Hopkins!
When young women vanish at a sleazy burlesque club, three beautiful
heroines slip undercover and out of their clothes to investigate–and wind up
comforting a kidnapper who just might be out of this world. Featuring the
delicious Domino Lady, the first appearance of the deadly Golden Amazon in 70 years and introducing the voluptuous new pulp crime-fighter, The Veil!

Story: Gary Phillips
Art: Manuel Martin, Ben Hansen
Tones: Jason Jensen
Cover: Mark Maddox
Vertigo’s crime writer Gary Phillips (Angel Town, Cowboys) presents this oversize comic one time event!
For the first time ever Zen freelance spy Derek Flint, the cool curvaceous
private eye Honey West, and the mysterious secret agent super-hero Captain Action team up in a story in swingin’ sixties L.A. to battle hippie
robots, mobbed-up, ray gun totting gangsters, a wigged out mad scientist,
brainwashed GIs and an alien menace we could only called DANGER A-GO-GO. Dig it!

(story) Ian Ng
(Art) Mark Sparacio
(Colors) Abe Melendez
32pgs, color, $2.99

This story is just booting up! Valerius and his crew — Julian, Solarra, Malice, Gemma and Grinder — find a nasty surprise waiting for them when they enter the temple of Neak Prei. The artifact is within their grasp, if they don’t fall for the distractions along the way!
Moonstone presents a creator-owned effort from Mark Sparacio (Captain Action, Jonah Hex) and newcomers Ian Ng and Abe Melendez, in full color.
Story: Fabian Nicieza, Steven Grant
Art: Mark Sparacio, etc.
Cover: Paul Gulacy
This is the BIG ONE!
EVERY Captain Action Moonstone appearance ever printed…as well as Lady Action, Action Boy, Captain Action Classified, and Khem!
A one-time printing only!

For more information, go to

Valen The Outcast #1

The king is dead – long live the dead king! The undead will take vengeance this December in the epic new title from BOOM! Studios: OUTCAST #1; written by Michael Alan Nelson (28 DAYS LATER, ROBERT E. HOWARD’S HAWKS OF OUTREMER) with art by Matteo Scalera (DEADPOOL CORPS). BOOM! Studios offers the first full 22-page issue of a brand new fast-paced, action fantasy series for only $1!

Title ships in December with eight covers in a 30/30/30/10 split by Liam Sharp (INCREDIBLE HULK, GEARS OF WAR), Cary Nord (CONAN), Alé Garza (FATHOM) and Trevor Hairsine (X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS), a 1-in-25 incentive by Chad Hardin (WEB OF SPIDER-MAN), a 1-in-50 incentive by Trevor Hairsine, and a 1-in-75 incentive by Alé Garza.

Special 1-in-200 Joe Jusko variant cover which will be only offered slabbed by CGG with a 9.8 Grade. OUTCAST #1 begins a visceral new ongoing series that aggressively blends “epic fantasy” with “sword-and-sorcery.” For more information, go to

The Irredeemable/Incorruptible Crossover

The epic match-up between the world’s greatest hero-turned-villain and his arch villain-turned-hero is here! This December, read both IRREDEEMABLE and INCORRUPTIBLE for the full story on The Plutonian vs. Max Damage and their superhero adventures. These epic new titles from BOOM! Studios are both written by Mark Waid (KINGDOM COME, THE TRAVELER) with INCORRUPTIBLE’s art by Marcio Takara and IRREDEEMABLE’s art by Diego Barreto. BOOM! Studios offers the first part of this four issue crossover in the 22-page issue of IRREDEEMABLE #32 and the story continues in INCORRUPTIBLE #25. This action-filled arc concludes in IRREDEEMABLE #33 and INCORRUPTIBLE #26.

The legendary IRREDEEMABLE/INCORRUPTIBLE crossover continues toward its explosive conclusion! The Plutonian and Max Damage have always been epic adversaries… but how did they get that way? The crossover event that tells the story of their first face-off starts here! Not Reading INCORRUPTIBLE? You’re missing out! This is the first issue of the IRREDEEMABLE/INCORRUPTIBLE crossover: a can’t-miss issue of Mark Waid’s multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated superhero series! For more information, go to

Brandon Graham’s “The Speaker” Debuts

Brandon Graham, creator of King City and Multiple Warheads and writer of Prophet, one of the series in the heavily hyped Extreme Studios relaunch, will be making his Dark Horse Presents debut in issue #7!

A man loses his voice—his voice goes off to see the world. Years later the man dies and the voice that walks like a man hears the news and returns home. The Voice has to deal with all the personifications of the man’s doubts, secrets, and ideas that are left behind.

Graham’s work is widely known and followed through his blog, Stay tuned for more about original stories premiering in Dark Horse Presents! Dark Horse Presents #7 is on sale December 21, 2011, and also contains brand-new Age of Reptiles, Skeleton Key, and Hellboy stories. For more information, go to

Top Shelf Productions offers its graphic novels for sale in digital form

The comic book industry takes another significant step into the future today, as Top Shelf Productions offers its award-winning library of graphic novels for sale in digital form through two dedicated apps — one for general readers and one for kids.

Additionally, Top Shelf expands the availability of its books across multiple digital platforms, for every device. As the publisher of critically acclaimed and popularly beloved books such as FROM HELL, ESSEX COUNTY, and OWLY, Top Shelf breaks new ground as the first “indie” or “alternative” publisher to offer such a substantial catalog of digital graphic novels.

To celebrate, Top Shelf is offering five keystone graphic novels at radically reduced digital prices — as low as 99 cents! — for the next week. What’s more, a newly remastered edition of Jeff Lemire’s LOST DOGS makes its Top Shelf debut this week as a digital graphic novel.

The flagship of this launch is a pair of new apps, developed by industry leader Comixology, available now for Apple devices: Top Shelf Productions and Top Shelf Kids Club. For more information, go to

NBM Previews A Complete Story From Upcoming Graphic Novel

Death of a Doll From Ernie Colón’s INNER SANCTUM
This December comics legend Ernie Colón makes his NBM debut with his adaptation of stories from the classic radio series, Inner Sanctum.

Proud to present one of the stories from the book in it’s entirety, “Death of a Doll”.

Originally broadcast on October 18, 1948, “Death of a Doll” is one of the most fondly remembered episodes of the thrilling series, and Mr. Colón certainly delivers with his adaptation. For more information, go to

They also have seven more books coming out as well

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT VOLUME ONE-Adventures of a daring pilot/detective who encounters lost worlds and oddities galore!
Writers- Josh Reynolds
Barry Reese
Adam Lance Garcia
I.A. Watson
Frank Schildiner
Terry Alexander

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE EAGLE VOLUME ONE-Classic Two Fisted Spy Stories! Pulpy Espionage and Intrigue!
Writers- Rich Steeves
Bobby Nash
Teel James Glenn
Lee Houston, Jr.
Ashley Mangin
Nick Ahlhelm

PRICE OF THE MISSIONARY’S GOLD: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ARMLESS ONEIL VOLUME ONE- Classic Pulp Adventure in Exotic Lands seeking Treasure and Action! And with a Tough as Nails Hook Handed Hero!
Writers- Sean Taylor
Rich Steeves
I.A. Watson
Chuck Miller
Andrew Hind
Nick Ahlhelm

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON VOLUME ONE-Thrill to the adventures of Kerry Keen, the masked hero known as The Griffon! High Flying Escapades in the Pursuit of Justice!
Writers-Don Thomas
Rich Steeves
Chuck Miller
Van Plexico
Phil Bledsoe
Stefan Dogaru

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE VOLUME ONE-Globe Spanning Adventures into the Darkest, Strangest Corners of the World with A Hero Like No Other!
Writers- Barry Reese
Andrew Salmon
Ashley Mangin
Nick Ahlhelm
Andrew Hind
Frank Schildiner

THE CASES OF MAJOR LACY VOLUME ONE –Follow The Major and his intrepid team of men as they take on crimes and criminals No One Else Can Stop!
Writers-C. William Russette
Andrew Salmon
Bobby Nash
Andrew Hind
Don Thomas

Buffy, Angel and Dollhouse Come To the Darl Horse Digital Store

Dark Horse and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announce the arrival of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse and Angel in the Dark Horse digital store! As rave reviews and support for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 and the all-new series Angel and Faith continue, casual and hardcore fans will now be able to experience previous Buffy, Angel, and Dollhouse comics on all-new platforms! Buffy, Angel and Dollhouse are licensed through an agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products.

Now, fans are encouraged to head over to to download issues of all three of these titles today, with multiple issues available for purchase! Fans can now download the first twenty issues of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 #1-20, as well as Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #1,2 &3. For more information, go to

Dead or Alive #1 of 4

Dead or Alive #1 of 4
Red 5 Comics
Written by Scott Chitwood
Art by Alfonso Ruiz

Sam and Jed are a couple of cowboys back in Texas in 1870. They’re just trying to make it to the next day, get their pay for whatever ranch hand work they can find, and move in life. In one of their days work, they see a fire at a local ranch and look into it. When they find the owner of the ranch and his workers all murdered and the owner’s daughter rushing in after being in town, they decide to find the murder and bring him in to face justice (the reward was a good motivator too). This is where everything goes down hill.
This book was different from most western comics out there, because it brings in everyone’s favorite monsters to life, zombies. The story was well written and leads into areas that you don’t expect. The characters are each unique and come off the page. Yet their accents didn’t carry in the book which is a little peeve of mine. The art is well drawn; again something where you know where they are in the time but it’s just off enough to know something is different. Now, the paneling is pretty standard but they do have a few differences to keep it interesting.

I liked this book, parts of it were routine but this story has been done a bunch of times and in a bunch of time periods. This one was unique enough to make it new again. They give the back-story to let you know who’s who and what’s going on. You can almost see each character in different times or you may even say, hey, I know that guy. In my humble opinion, I plan on checking out the rest of the story when they come out. I give this book 4.5 caps out of 5.

The Stress Rescue by Diane Schofield

Seasoned stress counselor Diane Schofield announces today the release of The Stress Rescue: Your Guide to Stressless Living, published through Xlibris. Schofield answers the global SOS from stress with her indispensable handbook.

Schofield throws out a lifeline to the stress-swamped world as she answers pertinent questions on the causes behind the stress epidemic, high-risk personality styles that attract stress, common life stressors and how to begin what she calls “stressless living.” The Stress Rescue offers advice on stress management through easy stress exercises, rescue lifelines and stress prevention tips to help readers de-stress, simplify and gain control over their lives.

The Stress Rescue: Your Guide to Stressless Living is now available through

How Would It Feel To Live Forever?

They froze the frog, and it lived. And they hope one day they can do the same to a human.

The fact is, they knew it would because this species of wood frog lives in the abject cold, and it has evolved to be able to endure extreme weather to such a point that if it is frozen solid, properties in its blood stream will enable its cells to stay alive even after a deep freeze.

Scientists have been studying these frogs in hopes that they can provide the answers necessary to allow doctors to freeze human organs for transplant, or even further, cryogenically freeze living people to awaken them at a later date.

The moral, philosophical, and economic questions of cryogenic stasis for humans are vast, and few are better to speculate about them than Lois McMaster Bujold, author of the novel Cryoburn (, which chronicles how these questions are addressed in an otherworldly futuristic society. Check out the book today!

Presents Startling POEtry

Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library will present “Startling POEtry” by Florida poet Rick McKenzie in celebration of The Big Read: Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Wednesday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation and Wednesday, October 13 at 2 p.m. at Tamarac Library, 8701 W. Commercial Blvd. For more information about The Big Read please visit