October 2013 Solicitations – AoD vs HACK/SLASH 4, HACK/SLASH in CBLDF Annual, REVIVAL HC, THE OCCULTIST, Batman

Upcoming comics scheduled for a release in October 2013…

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

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ARMY OF DARKNESS VS. HACK/SLASH #4

Written by Tim Seeley, art by Daniel Leister, covers by Stefano Caselli, Tim Seeley, Ben Templesmith. “Cute” Subscription Variant by Ken Haeser.

Ash and Cassie head to Connecticut to stop a heavy metal wizard intent on reviving a long dead witch! But the fires built for human sacrifices might not be the only heat between our heroes!

32 pages, $3.99.

IMAGE COMICS

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CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2013

Publisher: IMAGE COMICS
(W) Tim Seeley & Various (A) Richard Corben & Various (CA) Mike Norton/Jenny Frison,  Gabriel Ba, David Marquez, Richard Corben
In Shops: 10/9/2013  SRP: $4.99

A COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND BENEFIT BOOK!
“TALES OF BLOOD & COURAGE!”
CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL returns with Dark Horse editor-in-chief SCOTT ALLIE pulling together an all-star roster of writers and artists to battle censorship with 48 PAGES OF ALL-NEW stories! TIM SEELEY brings HACK/SLASH back for what might be the most bizarre tale in the series, and legendary creator Richard Corben tells the story of an underground cartoonist bringing back his most famous (and well-endowed) hero.

Everyone has a story to tell, but what happens when a story gets taken away from its creator? LIBERTY ANNUAL 2013 looks at the creative costs of censorship, either through the sort of outside interference the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has fought for 27 years, or through more private forms. The Hoax Hunters battle a cable news program for the life of sasquatch, a young punk rock journalist examines Pussy Riot, and MASKS AND MOBSTERS writer JOSH WILLIAMSON answers the question, “What If Wertham Were Right?”

All proceeds from this book benefit the important First Amendment work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who’ve been fighting censorship in comics for over 25 years!
In Shops: 10/9/2013
SRP: $4.99

REVIVAL_HC

REVIVAL, VOL. 1 DELUXE COLLECTION HC
story TIM SEELEY
art MIKE NORTON
cover by JENNY FRISON
OCTOBER 30
300 PAGES / FC / MR
$34.99
For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it’s up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. In a town where the living have to learn to deal with those who are supposed to be dead, Officer Cypress must solve a brutal murder, and everyone, alive or undead, is a suspect. The sell-out hit series created by New York Times Bestselling author TIM SEELEY and Eisner-winning artist MIKE NORTON is collected in this oversized hardcover.
Collects REVIVAL #1-11 and the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2012 short story, plus many behind-the-scenes bonuses and other features.

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HOAX HUNTERS #11
story MICHAEL MORECI & STEVE SEELEY
art T-REX JONES
cover JASON COPLAND
OCTOBER 2
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.50
“THE BOOK OF MOTHMAN” Part Two
Regan and Donovan’s encounter with the deadly demon in their search for the Book of All Futures reveals a shocking insight from Donovan’s past. Meanwhile, Jack and Ken continue to quell the surging cryptid activity across the Midwest.

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BOMB QUEEN DELUXE EDITION, VOL. 4 HC
story / art / cover JIMMIE ROBINSON
OCTOBER 23
272 PAGES / FC / M+
OVER-SIZED HARDCOVER
$24.99
Concluding the deluxe re-mastering of comicdom’s greatest guilty pleasure! This volume collects BOMB QUEEN 7: ATOMIC BOMB and BOMB QUEEN: GANG BANG fully re-edited (plus extras) in a beautiful over-sized hardcover! Complete the set and make the world a safer place…or, at least, a funnier one!

DARK HORSE COMICS

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The Occultist #1 (of 5)
Tim Seeley (W), Mike Norton (A), Allen Passalaqua (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
On sale Oct 2
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
An evil witch doctor needs the book of spells known as the Sword to reject the Occultist. He needs the weapon itself to decide that he is a bad host in the ongoing war against the realm of the dead. The solution lies in a Catholic schoolgirl who dabbles in death for a quick high.
Art by Mike Norton (Battlepug, The Answer!, Revival).
Written by Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley!
Variant cover by Eisner winner Paolo Rivera.
“The Occultist is a comic you should be checking out.”—Comic Book Resources

DC COMICS

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LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #13
Written by PETER MILLIGAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI and FREDDIE WILLIAMS II
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
On sale OCTOBER 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST • FINAL ISSUE
Batman returns to his low-tech roots after years of counting on WayneTech gadgetry in “Return of Batman.” Then, when The Dark Knight takes one of Gotham City’s unluckiest criminals into protective custody, Thirteen forces him to reconsider in “Unlucky 13.”

ARCHIE COMICS

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AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #2

Written by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa, art by Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli, covers by Francesco Francavilla, Tim Seeley.

The horror continues as a zombified Jughead goes on a relentless hunt for brains. When he performs a despicable and frightening act in front of everyone at the Halloween dance, tensions start to rise and fears begin to mount-who will be next to join Jughead in the Afterlife? And what about those who are already infected?

32 pages, $2.99.

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