FIRST LOOK: December 2008 BSA Previews

Take a look at what December holds for Marvel's Best-Selling Authors, including DARK TOWER, ENDER'S GAME and THE STAND



It may not be fall quite yet, but you can take a look at future issues of DARK TOWER, ENDER'S GAME, and THE STAND right here!
ENDER'S SHADOW: BATTLE SCHOOL #1 & 2 (of 5) Written by MIKE CAREY Penciled by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA 50/50 Cover for Issue #1 by JIM CHEUNG 50/50 Variant Cover for Issue #1 by TIMOTHY GREEN III Sketch Variant Covers by TIMOTHY GREEN III A mysterious orphan on the streets of Rotterdam, no bigger than a bean, will change the world. There's only one student at Battle School smarter than Ender Wiggin—Bean. Come join X-Men scribe Mike Carey (X-MEN: LEGACY, ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR) and drawn by the amazing Sebastian Fiumara (PICTURE OF DORIAN GREY) for the adaptation of a Sci-fi classic. 32 PGS.(each)/Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99 (each) © 2008 Orson Scott Card. All rights reserved. ENDER'S GAME: BATTLE SCHOOL #3 (of 5) Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY Sketch Variant Cover by PASQUAL FERRY The legendary sci-fi epic by New York Times Bestseller Orson Scott Card continues as the children's training continues at Battle School, but Ender begins to question exactly who the enemy is. He's been isolated, his peers have been turned against him, and now he's been thrown into the deep end... transferred into an army of kids all much older than him. Even if Ender can make it through this, he's found a new game that he might not be able to beat. It's called the Giant's Drink, and no one's ever gotten out of it alive. 32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory ...$3.99 © 2008 Orson Scott Card. All rights reserved. DARK TOWER: TREACHERY #4 (of 6) Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH Art and Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE Variant Cover by RICHARD ISANOVE Sketch Variant Cover by JAE LEE Due in part to the Good Man Farson's defeat in Hambry, his forces are momentarily weakened. If Steven Deschain and his gunslingers can mount a surprise attack they will not only defeat Farson, but also destroy the arsenal Farson has acquired to destroy Gilead. But is there a traitor in their midst who will alert Farson to the plan? This one you cannot miss! 40 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99 For more on Dark Tower, please visit and THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #4 (of 5) Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA Penciled by MIKE PERKINS Cover by LEE BERMEJO Variant Cover by MIKE PERKINS Sketch Variant by LEE BERMEJO The first volume of Marvel's adaptation of the Stephen King horror epic draws to its conclusion! For Larry Underwood, Nick Andros, and Frannie Goldsmith, the deadly superflu has immediate--and devastating--consequences, striking down people near and dear to their hearts. Meanwhile, outlaw Lloyd Henreid gets some grim news from his attorney and General Starkey is relieved of his duties--in the most definitive way possible. And somewhere far away, but getting closer, the Walkin' Dude is making his presence known... 32 PGS./Carstock 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. ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE LAUGHING CORPSE BOOK ONE #3 (of 5) Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON Adapted by JESSICA RUFFNER Pencils & Cover by RON LIM There's a monster on the loose in St. Louis, MO. and Anita Blake is on the case! After visiting the home of the local Voodoo Priestess in search of answers and witnessing things so evil she never thought them possible, and discovering her mentor's dark past, she is sent a deadly message in the night reminding her to be careful of what you seek...cause it just might find you. Go deeper into the mystery with Marvel's adaptation of the second novel from Laurell K. Hamilton's best-selling series! 32 PGS./Mature …$3.99 LORDS OF AVALON: KNIGHT OF DARKNESS #2 (of 6) Written by SHERRILYN KENYON Adapted by ROBIN FURTH Pencils & Cover by TOMMY OHTSUKA From the internationally #1 bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon comes the next explosive volume her fans have been begging for. Varian du Fey is a man caught between the battle for humanity and our survival. The illegitimate son of Lancelot and an evil Adoni who serves as Morgen le Fey's right hand, his loyalties are split. If that wasn't enough to ostracize him, he is also the assassin for Merlin in a war that has spread through time and dimensions. Now he is forced to choose once more between walking the path of darkness where he would be king or doing what's right– stopping Morgen le Fey's army. The only problem is a small, cursed woman who has promised to deliver him to his enemies and one he has sworn to protect. His quest for honor will either be his ultimate salvation or the death of the entire world of man. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

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