FIRST LOOK: October 2008 Best-Selling Authors Comic Book Previews

See what DARK TOWER, THE STAND, ENDERS'S GAME and ANITA BLAKE have in store for October 2008




DARK TOWER: TREACHERY #2 (of 5) Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH Penciled by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE With the battle between the evil John Farson's Big Coffin Hunters and Steven Deschain and his gunslingers finally over, the true death toll is revealed. Will Roland's father be among the dead? Meanwhile, in Gilead, as Roland suffers from the after-effects of his multiple encounters with Maerlyn's Grapefruit, his ka-tet desperately requires his presence at the all-important coming-of-age feast the next night, or the consequences will be dire. Worse still, Cort, the gunslingers' mentor, has chosen his niece, Aileen, to become the betrothed of young Roland…and Cort rarely takes no for an answer 40 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99 For more on Dark Tower, please visit and


ENDER'S GAME: FIRST SERIES #1 (of 5) Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY Variant Cover by TBA Sketch Variant Cover by TBA There's a war coming. The same aliens who almost destroyed Earth once are coming back to get the whole job done this time. But we aren't going to just sit and die. The international military is taking our best and brightest to mold them into the finest military minds ever—and they're taking them young. 8-year-old Ender Wiggin is the best they've ever found. Can he save the Earth? Can he survive Battle School and the game that they will force him to play? The legendary sci-fi epic by New York Times Bestseller Orson Scott Card comes to comics! Join hot writer Christopher Yost (X-FORCE) and superstar Pasqual Ferry (ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR, ULTIMATE IRON MAN) as they tell one of the greatest science fiction story of all time. 32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99


THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #2 (of 5) Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Penciled by Mike Perkins Cover by LEE BERMEJO & LAURA MARTIN Variant Cover by MIKE PERKINS & LAURA MARTIN Sketch Variant Cover by LEE BERMEJO Stephen King's horror epic continues in this issue as the unseen killer, the super-flu Captain Trips, spreads across the entire country, a tide of disease and death. Meanwhile, in Atlanta, in the Center for Disease Control, the US government has taken a keen interest in Stuart Redman, who seems to be the only person immune to the Captain Trips infection. They are determined to find out why--with or without Stu's cooperation. And what do the recurring nightmares Stu's been having--about a dark man with red eyes standing in a cornfield--mean? Plus: Frannie Goldsmith and her father! Larry Underwood in New York! And Nick Andros takes a wrong turn in Shoyo, Arkansas! 32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99 ©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved. Published by arrangement with The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. This comic series is produced under license from The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group and Stephen King. For more on The Stand, please visit


ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE LAUGHING CORPSE BOOK ONE #1 (of 5) Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON Adapted by JESSICA RUFFNER Pencils & Cover by RON LIM Monkey Variant Cover by RON LIM Anita Blake is back in the second volume of Marvel's comic adaptation of Laurell K. Hamilton's bestselling series of novels! What would you do for a million dollars? Would you resurrect a two and one half century old corpse? Harold Gaynor poses just that question to Animator and part-time vampire hunter, Anita Blake... Plus, some crime scenes are even too horrible for a vampire slayer… and the worse they are, the more questions they raise. 32 PGS./Mature Content …$3.99

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