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On The Shelf: #DynamiteEntertainment Solicitations for December 2015

THE PRECINCT #1

Written by Frank J. Barbiere, art by Crizam Zamora, covers by Joe Benitez, Darick Robertson In the sprawling, steampunk metropolis of the big city, it’s up to one group to keep the peace and uphold the law–the officers of The Precinct! Mortimer Hill is a veteran officer who has busted his fair share of criminals, but when mechanical monsters start causing trouble he’ll need to use all his wits (and brawn!) to get to the heart of the mystery. Along with his new partner–a representative from the enigmatic Alchemy Academy–Mort will face the biggest case of his career–and the most dangerous! Join writer Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts, The Howling Commandos of SHIELD, Avengers World) and Crizam Zamora (Swords of Sorrow: Black Sparrow & Lady Zorro) on an action-packed, steampunk adventure full of mystery and magic!

32 pages, $3.99.

SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT #1

Written by Ande Parks, art by Esteve Polls, cover by Francesco Francavilla.

San Francisco, 1953. FBI Agent Thomas Jennings has just arrived in the city, fresh-faced and ready to tackle crime in the big city… he thinks. In fact, Jennings is not nearly prepared for what he’s about to encounter. The city’s crime lords are being systematically murdered, and the killers waiting to fill the void are the pure stuff of Jennings’ nightmares. Jennings will be forced to question every belief he holds dear to protect his wife and unborn child from the madness. Gritty, sometimes depraved crime fiction in the tradition of James Elroy, Jim Thompson and EC-era crime and horror comics, from the team that brought you The Death of Zorro and The Lone Ranger.

32 pages, $3.99.

DOC SAVAGE: THE SPIDER’S WEB #1

Written by Chris Roberson, art by Cezar Razek, covers by Wilfredo Torres, Marc Laming.

While responding to a devastating earthquake in South America, Doc Savage and company discover that not only was the disaster far from natural, but that it seems to be linked to a menace that Doc faced many years before. As he begins to investigate, Doc discovers that a number of closed cases that he had considered to be isolated threats were in fact part of a larger web that he never suspected before now.

32 pages, $3.99.

JAMES BOND #2

Written by Warren Ellis, art by Jason Masters, cover by Dom Reardon, Francesco Francavilla, Dan Panosian.

James Bond is in Berlin, alone, unarmed and with no idea of the forces ranged in secret against him. If he can make it to the Embassy, he might survive for a few hours more. But he’s getting into that car with that woman, which means he has only minutes to live…

32 pages, $3.99.

A TRAIN CALLED LOVE #3

Written by Garth Ennis, art by Mark Dos Santos, cover by Russ Braun.

Call-me-Dave meets his all-time hero, a he-man action star who may not quite be all he seems. Marv and Penny sit down for a particularly fateful brunch, while Myles tells Valerie how he ended up in the employ of the dastardly Mister Monsta. Meanwhile, Jev’s new girlfriend turns out to be just a little too good to be true… part three of A Train Called Love, by Garth Ennis and Mark Dos Santos.

32 pages, $3.99.

ALICE COOPER VS. CHAOS! #4

Written by Tim Seeley, Jim Terry, art by Jim Terry, cover by Joyce Chin.

The Chosen are on the run from a monster tree, Evil Ernie and Purgatori are guinea pigs for a pharmaceutical company, and Alice Cooper is trapped in a horrific asylum by a familiar enemy! How does the old saying go? ìIt’s always darkest before the duskî?

32 pages, $3.99.

ALIENS / VAMPIRELLA #4

Written by Corinna Bechko, art by Javier GarcÃŒa-Miranda, cover by Gabriel Hardman.

The action intensifies as Vampirella discovers an unlikely ally, but is it already too late to save the human Martian colony? With a supply ship ready to dock and the alien threat growing, Vampirella fears that even the Earth is in danger.

32 pages, $3.99.

BOB’S BURGERS #6

Written by Jeff Drake, Mark Von der Heide, Ben Dickerson, art by Frank Forte, Tom Connor, Kimball Shirley, Alexandra Gallant, covers by Brittany McCarthy, Paul Claerhout.

Bob’s Burgers Ongoing Comic Book is ready to serve you more sizzling stories! Louise’s suspicions lead her on a quest for pests; Captain Gene-o’s voyage continues in the clouds; and Tina tells a tale of two star-crossed lovers in Tineo & Jimmy Juliet.

32 pages, $3.99.

CAGE HERO #2

Written by Ian Parker, Kevin Eastman, Rik Hoskin, art and cover by Renato Rei.

School kid Ryder Stone’s life is turned upside down when he’s caught in the middle of a fight between two super-powered opponents, both of whom want Ryder’s secret power–a power he doesn’t know he has! Can Ryder unlock the hero from within before it’s too late?

32 pages, $3.99.

DEAN KOONTZ’S FRANKENSTEIN: STORM SURGE #3

Written by Dean Koontz, Chuck Dixon, art and cover by Andres Ponce.

The Resurrection Engine has fulfilled Victor’s latest dreams of power, raising an army from the dead amidst the flood waters of Hurricane Shelley. But are these charred creatures truly at his command? Meanwhile, Carson and Michael face the undead hordes at the 13th ward, and Erika continues to interrogate the severed head of Karloff about the full extent of Victor’s machinations.

32 pages, $3.99.

GRUMPY CAT #3

Written by Ben McCool, Elliott Serrano, Ben Fisher, art by Steve Uy, Ken Haeser, Michelle Nguyen, covers by Steve Uy, Eric Hunting, Michelle Nguyen.

The finale to Dynamite’s first ever official Grumpy Cat comic book series! We conclude the misadventures of Grumpy and Pokey with three more short stories by three very talented creative teams. Follow our lovable (yet grumpy) feline siblings as they do such things as track down the mystery of who (or what) stole their kitty treats…try their paws at the creative arts…and even greet visitors from another planet!

32 pages, $3.99.

JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #14

Written by Ron Marz, Ian Edgington, art by Ariel Medel, covers by Fritz Casas, Abhishek Malsuni, Emanuela Lupacchino, Jonthan Lau.

John Carter and Dejah Thoris finally return to majestic Helium, but they find the city strangely deserted. John and Dejah must find out what happened to its inhabitants, or suffer the same horrific fate!

32 pages, $3.99.

LADY DEMON: HELL TO PAY TRADE PAPERBACK

Written by Aaron Gillespie, art by Mirka Andolfo, Juanan Ramirez, cover by Mike Mayhew.

Lady Demon, the archduchess of Hell, is on the run! Hunted by Lucifer’s war parties after a failed assassination plot, her only chance is to escape to Earth inside a living vessel. Selecting a recently murdered young woman named Violet Sparks, she takes flight from Perdition as a stowaway, only able to exert control of her host’s body in times of extreme duress. But little could she suspect that Violet is the center of a dark conspiracy… an innocent wrongly condemned to Hell for the sins of her bloodline. Together, Lady Demon and Violet unravel the mystery of the woman’s parentage while cutting a bloody, fiery swath through the Deep South!

112 pages, $14.99.

LADY ZORRO: BLOOD & LACE TRADE PAPERBACK

Written by Alex de Campi, art by Rey Villegas, cover by Joesph Michael Linsner.

Lady Zorro is called back to Alta California to recover a sacred Chumash war axe, stolen by mercenary soldiers. Only she can stop an all-out bloody war across the ranchos, and more deaths like those that consumed her family… if she can stay on mission! When an opportunity for ultimate vengeance presents itself, can she ignore it? Or will the fiery desire to put her greatest foe six feet underground consume Lady Zorro… and all of Alta California with it? A violent, sexy tale of intrigue and swashbuckling as the female Fox must use all her assets to get herself out of trouble.

120 pages, $15.99.

LEGENDERRY: VAMPIRELLA TRADE PAPERBACK

Written by David Avallone, art by David T. Cabrera, cover by Joe Benitez.

From the pages of Bill Willingham’s Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure… it’s Vampirella, the immortal horror heroine, neck-deep in conspiracies and corruption. Against a Neo-Victorian backdrop of zeppelins and petticoats, the raven-haired adventurer stalks an alternate reality of danger and darkness.

When not entertaining her guests at the classy Scarlet Club as Madam Pendragon, Vampirella stalks out into the cobblestone streets of the Big City in pursuit of The Council, an alliance of the deadliest ne’er-do-wells ever to plague civilized society. But the hunter becomes the hunted when Blackmass, the extradimensional demon with a hunger for human souls, ventures into the night, pursuing tasty morsels without Council supervision. As panic sets in among friends and foe alike, Vampirella must face a host of enemies — including the beast-like Black Bat, the devious Veiled Lady, and many more — in a desperate race to reach the monster first!

128 pages, $17.99.

LOOKING FOR GROUP #9

Written by Ryan Sohmer, art by Lar deSouza, Hawk, Ryan Dunlavey, Ed Ryzowski, cover by David Namisato.

There’s something going on in a little village up the coast, but that’s not what’s got our team split in two! Cale grows more suspicious and Benny’s healing powers are put to the test! Pella needs to deal with some family business and Richard…? Well, Richard makes a trip ìhomeî that can only be called hilariously gruesome.

48 pages, $4.99.

PATHFINDER: HOLLOW MOUNTAIN #2

Written by F. Wesley Schneider, art by Tom Garcia, covers by James Boyle, Carlos Gomez, Tom Garcia.

Evils align! In an ancient runelord stronghold the Pathfinder heroes find themselves confronted by a familiar foe and his team of notorious scoundrels. Worse, these villains are pursuing the same relic they’ve come to find! But greedy treasure hunters aren’t the only threat as a deathless evil stirs deep within Hollow Mountain. They delve into one of Pathfinder’s most notorious dungeons grows deadlier in this chapter! Contains pull-out poster map and official Pathfinder RPG bonus encounter!

32 pages, $4.99.

RED SONJA: THE BLACK TOWER TRADE PAPERBACK

Written by Frank Tieri, art by Cezar Razek, cover by Amanda Conner.

What is the Black Tower? What startling mysteries does it contain within its walls? And most shockingly… how will its very existence cause the death of Red Sonja? When the Hyrkanian swordswoman rides into the city of Lur, she discovers that a mysterious ebon fortress has risen in the night, inspiring paranoia among the populace. While some fearful citizens are driven to murderous frenzy, others become fanatic devotees of the tower’s unknown inhabitants. As the years go by, Sonja is always drawn back to this desperate place where unfeeling eyes gleam in dark corners. Who are the Soulless, and what terrible fate will they bring to the red-tressed heroine?

96 pages, $14.99.

THE SHADOW VOL. 2 #5

Written by Cullen Bunn, art by Giovanni Timpano, cover by Butch Guice.

Two orders of murderous magicians are at war! One faction hopes to steal secrets the great Houdini discovered after his death. The other ruthlessly protects these secrets, and they’ll kill innocent people in order to reach their goals. These bitter enemies can agree on only one thing, the Shadow must die!

32 pages, $3.99.

SHAFT’S REVENGE PAPERBACK NOVEL

Written by David F. Walker, cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Like an unstoppable force of nature, private detective John Shaft is back with a vengeance. Ernest Tidyman’s iconic detective returns in the first original Shaft novel in more than forty years, and he’s as bad as ever. When the Godfather of crime in Harlem reaches out to Shaft for a favor, the hardboiled detective finds himself caught in a web of violence and murder. No one is safe as the bullets start to fly and the bodies start to drop, leaving Shaft with only two options: kill or be killed.

From the writer of the graphic novel Shaft: A Complicated Man, comes the return of the black private dick that’s a sex machine with all the chicks. It’s a two-fisted tale of revenge as Shaft cuts a bloody path through city, settling old scores and faces the demons of his past.

288 pages, $9.99.

TERMINAL HERO: THE DEATH AND LIFE OF RORY FLETCHER TRADE PAPERBACK

Written by Peter Milligan, art by Piotr Kowalski, cover by Jae Lee.

A tale of psychic powers gone awry, and one man’s terrible battle with his own inner demons! Rory Fletcher is a good man dying of an inoperable brain tumor, with only two months to live. When his best friend discovers the top secret Treatment Q, buried by the government due to its shocking and unpredictable side effects, Rory figures it can’t be any worse than dying. However, as the chemicals attack the tumor in his right parietal, they unlock the brain’s unlimited potential, triggering psychokinesis… and manifesting his worst fears and nightmares as visions and physical constructs! Can he curb his dangerous impulses before the bodies of loved ones and innocent bystanders start piling up? Or will agents of British Intelligence and other Treatment Q survivors manipulate his fearsome new abilities for their own ends?

168 pages, $19.99.

VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES VOL. 13 HARDCOVER

Written by Bill DuBay, Bruce Jones, Rich Margopoulos, Don Glut, Gerry Boudreau, Esteban Maroto, Michael Fleisher, Roger McKenzie, Nicola Cuti, Jim Stenstrum, John Lakey, Val Lakey, Laura Buscemi, art by Rudy Nebres, Auraleon, Jose Ortiz, Pablo Marcos, Leo Duranona, Alex Toth, Alfredo Alcala, Anton Caravana, Enrich, Esteban Maroto, Jose Gonzalez, Delando Nino, John Lakey, Val Lakey, Laura Buscemi, Ken Kelly, Luis Bermejo, Masanabu Soto, cover by Enrich.

Can you withstand the bloodcurdling terrors found within the thirteenth volume of Vampirella Archives? Take a guided tour of the Warren Publishing library with horror hostess extraordinaire Vampirella, perusing some of her finest (and most fear-fraught) capers from yesteryear, plus a delightfully devilish selection of the era’s best horror and science fiction stories. Confronting tales of murder machines and winged demons, vivacious were-panthers and killer clones, adventurous readers will thrill to the creative talent.

This edition of Vampirella Archives collects Vampirella Magazine #89-96, and features a wealth of bonus materials from a bygone era, including the “Feary Tales” feature on urban legends, the monthly “Scarlet Letters” column, “Vampi’s Vault” of creator biographies and literary reviews, and more.

400 pages, $49.99.

VOLTRON: FROM THE ASHES #4

Written by Cullen Bunn, art by Blacky Shepherd, cover by Alex Milne.

A new Voltron Force has been chosen… and they didn’t survive long enough to even launch the great lions. Now, a group of misfits and troublemakers must become the pilots of the Defender of the Universe as a threat from the past unleashes a host of fearsome Robeasts on an unprepared populace!

32 pages, $3.99.

WILL EISNER’S THE SPIRIT #6

Written by Matt Wagner, art by Dan Schkade, Brennan Wagner, cover by Eric Powell.

Once again, the narrative shifts to an unexpected locale as an ex-GI finds himself in the role of both mercenary and jailer. In Wildwood Cemetery, The Spirit finally reveals the course of his unknown exploits to both Ebony and Sammy, a tale that involves smuggled nerve agents, devious traps and a tropical island turned penitentiary. But the mystery only deepens as the first half of this 12-issue arc reaches its conclusion and our blue-masked hero is left with only more questions than answers as to the course of his own unexplained absence.

32 pages, $3.99.

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