January 2007 | Vol. VI - No. 1
|Over at Archie Comics, Betty joins the world of Motor Sports, and ‘50s character Katy Keene gets a book of her own again.|
Fantastic Four: The End #1 by MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INC.
Alan Davis wrote and penciled the final story of Marvel’s first family. Even the strongest family can be torn apart by tragedy—and in the futuristic world of tomorrow, the members of the once-Fantastic Four are divided and vulnerable to opponents from their past. What events could have caused the FF to go their separate ways, and how does their disbanding set the stage for a conflict that will send shockwaves across the galaxy and beyond? 11/2/2006 (MSRP: $2.99; Age: 9 and Up)
Superman: Action Comics Archives Vol. 5 by DC COMICS
Don't miss this thrilling archive featuring some of Superman's earliest adventures by his creators, Siegel and Shuster. This volume includes ACTION COMICS #69-85, from 1944-1945. 11/2/2006 (MSRP: $49.99; Age: 7 and Up)
Showcase Presents: Aquaman Vol. 1 by DC COMICS
Collect classic tales of Aquaman from ADVENTURE COMICS #260-280, 282, 284 and more. More than 500 pages highlight classic tales of Aquaman, featuring the debuts of Mera and Aqualad. 11/2/2006 (MSRP: $16.99; Age: 7 and Up)
The Gremlins by DARK HORSE COMICS, INC.
Published in 1943 and long unavailable, this landmark book from the author of such beloved tales as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "James and the Giant Peach," and "Matilda" is proudly presented by Dark Horse Books. Digitally restored, this is a remarkable presentation of Dahl's classic story, lavishly illustrated by the artists of the Walt Disney Studios. 11/2/2006 (MSRP: $12.95; Age: 8 and Up)
Archie Comics #572 by ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS INC.
Betty Cooper is getting behind the wheel and burning rubber in the story titled, “The Fast Track to Success” written by Mike Pellowski, with art by Stan Goldberg. Mr. Lodge is the sponsor of one of the fastest race teams around, but his pride runs out of gas when one of his rivals lures away his top driver and pit crew. But Betty Cooper steps up and gets behind the wheel, with Archie and the gang as her makeshift pit crew. 11/2/2006 (MSRP: $2.25; Age: 6 and Up)
Katy Keene by ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS INC.
That high-fashion siren of the '40s and '50s is back, updated and ready for the new millennium. Still using clothes designed by her fans, she runways her way back into the comic firmament. 11/2/2006 (MSRP: $2.25; Age: 7 and Up)
Chance in Hell by FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Gilbert Hernandez’s first original graphic novel from Fantagraphics follows on the heels of his acclaimed "Sloth" graphic novel from DC’s Vertigo Comics in 2006. "Chance in Hell" tells the story of a little orphan girl who lives in the slum of slums. Nobody knows who she is or where she’s from, but her fellow shantytown inhabitants collectively look over her. The three-act story follows our heroine as she is adopted by a decent man who raises her well, and she eventually marries a kind, well-to-do man, only to discover that she can’t relate to the good life and the comforts it provides. 11/2/2006 (MSRP: $16.95; Age: 13 and Up)
House by FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
In the thick of a dense wood, a young man comes upon a decrepit house and two teenaged girls. As the three decide to explore the abandoned house together, Simmons captures the aloof ennui and deep curiosity of being a teenager. The trio quickly becomes entangled in a love triangle that is as tense and ominous as the house itself. 11/2/2006 (MSRP: $12.95; Age: 16 and Up)
The Extremely Weird Alphabet by DARK HORSE COMICS, INC.
This weird monster version of the alphabet is not for the very young, as the wonderful images are accompanied by informative text on the subjects — historical, mythological, literary, pop-culture — in a way beyond that of a basic primer. Anyone who loves weird creatures will love it. 11/2/2006 (Age: 8 and Up)
The Amazing Spider-Man: #539 by MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INC.
Hunted, his identity exposed, and accused of being a traitor, Spider-Man’s life has been a nightmare during Civil War, and the darkest days are yet to come. Now, the most recognizable character in comics finds himself donning one of the most controversial costumes ever as he goes underground and back to his black duds and must fight back to reclaim his life. 12/4/2006 (MSRP: $2.99; Age: 9 and Up)
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