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FIRST LOOK: May 2009 Best-Selling Authors

Find out what your favorite Marvel scribes have in store for issues including ANITA BLAKE, DARK TOWER and more

ANITA BLAKE: THE LAUGHING CORPSE - NECROMANCER #2 (of 5) Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON & JESSICA RUFFNER Pencils & Cover by RON LIM BEST SELLING AUTHOR LAURELL K. HAMILTON'S THRILLER CONTINUES! The Laughing Corpse...it's a scream. Anita Blake's manhunt for a child-killer brings her to St. Louis' newest sensation: a comedy club with a macabre twist. But if Anita's going to get any help from the club's new proprietor, Jean-Claude, she'll have to survive the evening's gruesome opening number... 32 PGS./Mature ...$3.99 THE STAND: AMERICAN NIGHTMARES #3 (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 most harrowing chapter of Stephen King's horror epic yet! When Larry Underwood and his new companion Rita Blakemoor decide to escape from New York, they head for the Lincoln Tunnel...little knowing that they are embarking on a nightmare journey that will unleash their deepest, darkest fears and demons, both real and imagined. Meanwhile, Harold and Frannie set off on their own great adventure--on mopeds!--and Stu Redman meets another survivor. But is he friend or foe? 32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory...$3.99 ©2009 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. DARK TOWER: THE FALL OF GILEAD #1 (of 6) Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID Art by RICHARD ISANOVE Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV Sketch Variant by RICHARD ISANOVE A horrified Steven Deschain learns that the deadly seeing sphere called Maerlyn's Grapefruit has been stolen from his chambers! Far worse, when he enters his wife's rooms to arrest her for the theft, his son Roland is standing over her body with a gun in his hand. The youngest gunslinger has perhaps committed the most hideous crime of all! Continuing the epic saga based on the best-selling Dark Tower novels by the master Stephen King. It's the first chapter in the most incredible storyline yet. 48 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory...$3.99 ©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved. ENDER'S SHADOW: BATTLE SCHOOL #5 (of 5) Creative Director ORSON SCOTT CARD Written by MIKE CAREY Penciled by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA Cover by TIMOTHY GREEN II Sister Carlotta's quest to understand Bean's past brings unwelcome revelations about his future. Meanwhile, Bean himself faces a daunting task which will finally bring him face to face with his famous rival - but will they meet as friends or as enemies? The first chapter of Bean's journey in Marvel's adaptation of Orson Scott Card's sci-fi classic, Ender's Shadow, reaches its conclusion here! 32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$3.99 Check out the official Marvel Shop for your favorite Marvel Heroes! Download episodes of "X-Men: Evolution" now on iTunes!
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