AC COMICS JANUARY 2018 SOLICITATIONS
IS the returned NIGHTVEIL the genuine article, or an EVIL DOPPLEGANGER? Who is the mysterious GRAVE ROBBER near RIO RITA’S tomb? Can STARDUST fend off a SENTIENT STAR? Why did MISS MASQUE enter the Vault of Heroes in 1949? All this plus STORMY TEMPEST, BLACK PHANTOM and DINOSAUR GIRL!!
The Femforce’s resident necromancer NIGHTVEIL was away from Earth, defending the home world of her mentor, AZAGOTH for almost three years. Two issues ago, she finally returned – or DID she? SOMEONE came back, looking and sounding like Laura Wright, but what if it was really someone- or someTHING else, masquerading as NIGHTVEIL? How could the FF tell? And, more importantly, IF this imposter was up to no good, COULD Ms. VICTORY, SHE-CAT, SYNN, TARA and the rest STOP her? THAT is the mysterious dilemma that faces the FF team in this issues’ lead feature, written by Stephanie and Mark Heike. While they wonder, the woman claiming to be NV travels to Brazil ( with ROBERTA STROCK in tow) to pay her respects at the tomb of founding member RIO RITA who died while NV was away, but what sort of evil is afoot at the very cemetery where RIO was laid to rest? At the same time, STARDUST is millions of light-years out in hyperspace confronting the threat of a SOLAR PHENOMENON with sentience, self-awareness- AND power-mad AMBITIONS in “Heart Of A Sun”, scripted by Andrew Hawnt. In the future, STORMY TEMPEST must battle both her old Space Patrol colleagues and alien SPIDER SHIPS in “Pain Of Command”, written by Mark Holmes. In 1949, masked vigilante MISS MASQUE volunteered for Dr Jonathan Weir’s Vault of Heroes project, and went into stasis as part of that program for more than 40 years. Now, learn the tragic reason WHY that decision was the least painful one she could make in a heart-rending tale crafted by writer Lou Mougin. Then it’s back to the Old West with the BLACK PHANTOM in “Hang ‘Em High”, written by Mark Holmes. And, if there’s room, look for chapter three in the long-running KITTEN serial written and drawn by Rock Baker- and possibly even the return of Rock’s fan-favorite creation, DINOSAUR GIRL, too!! Great stories transformed graphically onto the page by the likes of artists Javier Lugo, Dan Gorman, Dave Matsuoka, Rock Baker, Francesco Savi, Scott Shriver, Jeff Austin, Chris Dreier, , Luis Alonzo and other great talents.
Writers: Lou Mougin, Stephanie Heike, Mark G. Heike, Andrew Hawnt, Rock Baker and Mark Holmes.
Artists: Javier Lugo, Rock Baker, Dan Gorman, Francesco Savi, Gianluca Cerritelli, David Matsuoka, Chris Dreier, Scott Shriver, Luis Alonzo and Jeff Austin .
Cover Artist: Stephanie Heike, Mark G. Heike and Jeff Austin
UPC Code: 799475804861-18111
Retail Price: $9.95
Format: Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched
Dimensions: 10″ X 6.50″
Page Count: 80 pages
Color: Black and White (with color covers)
Ship Date: January 28, 2018
THE CHARLTON ARROW #3
Synopsis: Concluding the return of the fan-favorite superhero E-MAN by creators Nick Cuti and Joe Staton in “The Great Battle!” Plus MR. MIXIT is trapped, “Lost in Limbo,” by Roger McKenzie & Steven Butler. More DEATHWATCH vengeance by McKenzie & Ben Torres and full-color fun with old and new Charlton characters.
Special Notes: This issue ships in a 4:1 ratio of standard E-Man/Mr. Fixt split covers with art by Joe Staton and Steven Butler (cover A ) design to a Mr. Mixit alternate cover design by Steven Butler (cover B), meaning that out of every FIVE copies of this book that are shipped, FOUR will feature the Joe Staton /Steven Butler split cover version, and ONE will be the Steven Butler cover version at no extra cost.
THE CHARLTON ARROW #3: E-MAN and NOVA, aided by allies Vamfire, the Entropy Twins have their final showdown with the Brain from Sirius and Samuel Boar… but on which side is Nova’s now super-powered sister, Ms. Fortune? An all-new epic by original creators Nick Cuti and Joe Staton. Also, the the awesome origin of MR. MIXIT concludes. Trapped in an endless limbo by the Dreamweaver, can our young hero return to our dimension or have his adventures ended before they have truly begun? Old-school action and excitement as only writer Roger McKenzie and Steven Butler can provide! Plus DEATHWATCH continues his campaign against crime by McKenzie with art by Ben Torres!
Writers: Nick Cuti, Paul Kupperberg, and Roger McKenzie
Artists: Joe Staton, Steven Butler, Ben Torres and Mort Todd.
Cover Artists: Joe Staton / Steven Butler
Variant Cover Artist: Steven Butler
UPC Code: 613072951349-00311
Retail Price: $7.99Format: Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched
Dimensions: 10.1875 ” X 6.625”
Page Count: 44 pages
Color: Full Color (with color covers)
Ship Date: January 28, 2018