Next Week's Toothwatch
: 12/05/05 (Updated 5/05/05)
- Desolation Jones #1 : Written
Ellis, art and cover by J.H. Williams
Desolation Jones -- the lone survivor of a horrific
experiment called the Desolation Test -- just
lived through a full year of constant, sleepless
agony. A former British intelligence operative,
the retired Jones is making ends meet in the private
sector as a detective-for-hire to the covert community
of ex-spooks who are living whatever life they
can in L.A. It's a dirty, ugly job, but someone
has to do it -- and that man is Desolation Jones.
- Fables #37 [Vertigo] : Written
by Bill Willingam, art by Mark Buckingham
and Steve Leialoha, cover by James Jean.
Part 2 of a Boy Blue story, in which he continues
his dark and dangerous quest to find his lost
love through lands wrecked and ravaged by the
Adversaryıs evil will. But Blue will stop at nothing
to find his lost love, even when the enemies set
before him grow increasingly more deadly.
: Red Sepulchre TPB [Vertigo] : Written
Carey. Art by Steve
Dillon and Marcelo Frusin, cover by Glenn
A new trade paperback collecting issues #175 -
#180 of the flagship Vertigo series. In pursuit
of his runaway niece Gemma, Constantine faces
a crew that thinks they can use her as a goad
to make him do their bidding. But Constantine
has never been known for taking orders - or for
his forgiving nature.
Anderson Vol. 1 TPB [2000 AD] :
Written by John Wagner and
Alan Grant, art by Brett Ewins, Cliff Robinson,
Robin Smith, Barry Kitson, Jeff Anderson and Will
Simpson, cover by Arthur Ranson.
Cassandra Anderson is a member of Psi-Division,
the psychic section of the Justice Department.
A precognitive telepath and empath, she can detect
crimes before theyıre even committed. In this
first collection of Anderson stories, Cassandra
must face the horror of the Dark Judges once more,
enter a demonic realm in a quest to save a young
boy's life, and face Orlok, the terrifying assassin
who nearly destroyed Mega-City One.
- Majestic #5 [Wildstorm] : Written
by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art by
Juan Santacruz and Sal Regla, cover by Ed McGuinness
and Dexter Vines.
"Demon Night" begins as Majestros returns to Earth,
only to discover it isn't the Earth he remembers
at all! A shocking threat returns, as does a face
from the past. Get ready for action and suspense
on a nightmare world.
- The Rann/Thanagar War #1 (of 6) :
Written by Dave Gibbons, art and cover
by Ivan Reis and Marc Campos.
Rocketing out of DC Coutndown and the death-defying
conclusion of the Adam Strange miniseries, the
space heroes of the DCU take center stage in a
galaxy-shattering story. This star-spanning six-issue
miniseries will bring worlds to war and citizens
to their knees. Adam Strange, Green Lantern, Hawkman,
Hawkgirl and a cast of DC's greatest space adventurers
come together to face an evil forged in the depths
of Thanagar; an evil that threatens to bring down
two planets and countless civilizations.
- Astonishing X-Men #10 : Written
by Joss Whedon. Pencils & Cover by John Cassaday
"DANGEROUS" A familiar face returns to the pages
of ASTONISHING X-MEN just as things take a turn
for the worse. But will the helping hand be in
time? Part 4 (of 6).
- District X #13 [Marvel Knights] : Written
by David Hine, art by Lan Medina, cover
by Tom Raney.
"One of Us" part 1 of 2. Billy Bates just had
the worst day of his life. What choices led Billy
down this road? Bishop investigates and discovers
the horrible truth.
- Punisher : The Cell [MAX] : Written
Ennis, penciled by Lewis Larosa, cover
by Tim Bradstreet.
From the darkest bowels of Riker's prison, the
old men preside over their empire. Nothing goes
down without their say-so; no one draws a breath
without their permission. And when a riot explodes,
they need only fortify their defenses and ride
it out. But someone else is weaving his way through
the bloodstained halls, their newest neighbor:
- Punisher #21 [MAX] :
Written by Garth
Ennis, penciled by Leo Fernandez, cover
by Tim Bradstreet.
"Up Is Down And Black Is White" Frank Castleıs
got big problems: Ubergangster Nicky Cavella is
back with a vengeance. And if Frank is going to
survive the experience he just might need a little
help-from a secret admirer. Part 3 (of 6).
: Mother Russia TPB [MAX] : Written
Ennis, penciled by Dougie Braithwaite,
cover by Tim Bradstreet.
Nicky Fury's got a job that needs doing -- in
Russia. The kind of suicide mission any sane man
wouldn't ponder for a second. And thatıs exactly
why he needs the Punisher. Searching for a deadly
retrovirus whose sale on the black market could
bring the world to its knees, Frank Castle penetrates
a Russian nuclear silo...and comes face-to-face
with the Mongolian! Collects Punisher #13 - #18.
: The Last Stand Vol. 3 TPB [Marvel Knights]
: Written by Mark
Millar, pencils and cover by Terry Dodson.
In the conclusion to the Marvel Knights Spider-Man
super-story, the identity of Aunt May's abductor
is finally revealed. But is that the villain who
really pulls the strings? Things heat up as Spidey
and the Black Cat face off against the might of
the Sinister Twelve. Even with the tough-as-nails
Black Cat by his side, how can the web-slinger
possibly defeat twelve of the most powerful super-villains
on the planet? The roller-coaster ride that is
Marvel Knights Spider-Man picks up speed, riding
a corkscrew to its conclusion. Collects Marvel
Knights Spider-Man #9 - #12.
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