Wednesday, February 23, 2011

March Comics!! (3-2-11)

5 Ronin #1 (OF 5)
Abattoir #3 (OF 6)
Amazing Spider-Man #654.1
Angel: Illyria #4 (OF 4)
Annihilators #1 (OF 4)
Archie #618
Astonishing Thor #3 (OF 5)
Avengers Academy #10
Avengers Academy #9 – Shortage Replacement
Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth #1 (OF 3)
Azrael #18
Batman Beyond #3
Batman Confidential #54
Batman: Streets of Gotham #20
Brightest Day #21
Captain America & Falcon #1
Captain America: Hail Hydra #3 (OF 5)
Carbon Grey #1
Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers #4
D&D Deluxe DM Screen
Daken: Dark Wolverine #6
Darkwing Duck Annual #1
DC Universe Online: Legends #3
Deadpool #33.1
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep #20 (OF 24)
Dr. Who Magazine #430
Dungeons & Dragons vol 1 TP: Forgotten Realms
Earp: Saints for Sinners #2 (OF 5)
First Wave #6 (OF 6)
Formic Wars: Burning Earth #2 (OF 7)
Game Trade Magazine #133
George RR Martin: Song of Ice and Fire 2011 Calendar
George RR Martin’s Doorways #4 (OF 4)
GFT: Myths and Legends #2
GI Joe: Infestation #1 (OF 2)
Giant Size Atom #1
Green Lantern #63
Grimm Fairy Tales #56
Heroes for Hire #1 – S/O #17
Heroes for Hire #4
House of Mystery #35
Incorruptible vol 1 TP – S/O #17
Irredeemable #23
Irredeemable vol 1 TP – S/O #17
Joe the Barbarian #8 (OF 8)
John Byrne’s Next Men #4
Life with Archie: Married Life #8
Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom #5 (OF 6)
Marvel Previews March 2011
Marvel Zombies: Supreme #1 (OF 5)
Morning Glories vol 1 TP: For a Better Future – S/O #21
Oz Primer
Powers #7
Previews #270 March 2011
Secret Warriors #25
Stand: No Man’s Land #2 (OF 5)
Superman/Batman #81
Sweets #4 (OF 5) – S/O #19
Takio GN HC
Thanos Imperative HC
Thunderbolts #154
Tick #8
Ultimate Comics: Captain America #3 (OF 4)
Uncle Scrooge #401
Usagi Yojimbo #135
Wolves: Illustrated Journal of Transformation - S/O #40
Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever #2 (OF 5)
Wolverine: Best There Is #4
Wolverine/Hercules: Myths, Monsters, and Mutants #1
Wonder Woman #607
World of Warcraft: Curse of the Worgen #4 (OF 5)
Wulf #1
X-Factor #216

5 Ronin #1 (OF 5) – 5 Books, 5 Heroes-1 unforgettable story of heroes pushed to their limits. It is 17th century Japan, a time and place of violent upheaval, wandering Ronin, and mysterious Geisha. Into this strange and dangerous world come Wolverine, Pyslocke, Punisher, Hulk and Deadpool. Five of Marvel's greatest you've never seen them before. Each has been wronged by a powerful tyrant. Each has taken a solemn vow...of vengeance! 5 Books, 5 Heroes, 5 Weeks...1 spell-binding story.

Annihilators #1 (OF 4) – Because you -- yes,you! -- demanded it: Marvel's all-star cosmic team - and cult faves Rocket Raccoon & Groot - in one massive mini! The Silver Surfer! Beta-Ray Bill! Gladiator! Quasar! Ronan! When the Dire Wraiths strike, Cosmic Masters DnA (THE THANOS IMPERATIVE, THOR/IRON MAN) and Tan Eng Huat (SILVER SURFER, THOR: FIRST THUNDER) assemble the heaviest hitters in all the universe to save the day! And there's more! Plus: the demented duo of Rocket Raccoon and Groot return for their own, new-reader-friendly adventure! What do you do after you've saved the galaxy? DnA and the fabulous Timothy Green II (STAR-LORD) answer that with madcap SF combat and swashbuckling, space-faring mayhem!

Captain America & Falcon #1 – AVENGER. ACTIVIST. HERO. The Falcon has always bridged two worlds that need to be saved. When an old friend's son falls in with gang violence, Sam Wilson must confront his past to save a boy's future -- but even a superhero can't save everyone. Rob Williams (GHOST RIDER) and Rebekah Isaacs (DV8, MS. MARVEL) bring you a story of redemption, humanity and heroism in the Mighty Marvel Manner!

Carbon Grey #1 – To a noble family twins are born; Mathilde and Giselle, the Sisters Grey. For generations the Sisters have protected and counseled the Kaiser, ruler of Mitteleuropa. But this is a different time. At the birth of the industrial age a great war is raging. When the Kaiser is assassinated Giselle is accused. Pursued by her sisters and hunted by the enemy Giselle must unravel the prophecy of the Carbon Grey before history itself is rewritten.

GI Joe: Infestation #1 (OF 2) – IDW's Infestation event continues here in this bi-weekly two-part G.I. Joe tale! A robotic arm of unknown origin has been discovered and both the JOEs and COBRA race to discover its secrets. Little do the two sides know that the arm has its own agenda- assimilating the world's military technology into the Infestation fold! A secret underwater COBRA base full of B.A.T.S. sounds like the perfect place to start!

Takio GN HC – Takio is the first all ages graphic novel series from Marvel's Icon imprint and the first new creator owned book by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming since their award-winning, long-running Powers. Takio tells the story of two sisters in a multiracial, adoptive family who are driving each other insane!!! Their overprotective mother makes them walk to school together, eat lunch together, and play together. They can't get away from each other!! But when a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime accident gives them real-life superpowers, these two sisters become the first actual superheroes in the entire world. And it is awesome!! Now the sisters have to learn to get along so they can save the world and get home by six - or they are so grounded. This fast-talking, whip smart new graphic novel series will thrill fans of Bendis' Ultimate Spider-man!

Wolverine/Hercules: Myths, Monsters, and Mutants #1 – Gritty scribe Frank Tieri and artist Juan Santacruz bring two of Marvel's toughest heroes together for an all new limited series, featuring covers by the legendary Joe Jusko! Matsuo-the man who killed Yuriko-is back from the dead and has one mission-kill Wolverine. But when he recruits two deadly foes of Hercules, the Olympian joins forces with Logan to show Matsuo just what it means to battle the best there is at what they do.

Wulf #1 – The Atlas Resurrection Starts Here! Join superstars Steve Niles and Nat Jones as they bring Wulf the Barbarian into the 21st Century - literally! A fearsome and legendary warrior, Wulf finds himself fighting a powerful enemy who has tapped into a deadly new magical energy force. Meanwhile, in present-day New York City, grizzled cop Sam Lomax is having a rough day. What he doesn't realize is that it's about to get a lot rougher. How are Wulf and Lomax's fates tied together? Find out in this incredible new series!

Carbon Grey #1

Friday, February 18, 2011

Wednesday's Comics!! (2-23-11)

Action Comics #898
Adventure Comics #523 – Shortage Replacement
Amazing Spider-Man #655 BIG
American Vampire #12
Astonishing X-Men #36
Avengers #10
Batman: Arkham Asylum Series 1 AF – S/O JT
Betty & Veronica #252
Captain America #615
Classic GI Joe vol 1 TP
D&D 4th Edition: Market Square Vinyl Game Mat
DC Comics Presents: Batman Conspiracy #1
Deadpool #33
Deadpool Corps #11
Deadpool Team-Up #884
Detective Comics #874
Dr. Solar, Man of the Atom #5
Dracula: Company of Monsters #7
Exalted RPG: Thousand Correct Actions
Fallen Angel: Return of the Son #2 (OF 4)
Fantastic Four #588 THREE
Flash Gordon: Invasion of the Red Sword #1

GI Joe #27
Gotham City Sirens #20
Green Arrow #9
Green Hornet: Blood Ties #4
Halo: Fall of Reach – Boot Camp #4 (OF 4)
Haunt #13
Haunt vol 2 TP – S/O #21
Hellboy vol 1 TP: Seed of Destruction
Hellboy vol 2 TP: Wake the Devil
Incorruptible #15
Incredible Hulks #623
Invincible Iron Man #501
Iron Man 2.0 #1
Iron Man/Thor #4 (OF 4)
Jericho: Seaon 3 #4 (OF 6)
JLA: The 99 #5 (OF 6)
Justice League: Generation Lost #20
JSA #48
Kevin Smith’s Kato #8
King Conan: Scarlet Citadel #1
Knights of the Dinner Table #171
Kull: The Hate Witch #4 (OF 4)
Lady Death #2
Metalokalypse: Dethklok #3 (OF 3)
Morning Glories #7
Namor: First Mutant #7
New Mutants #22
Orson Scott Card’s Speaker for the Dead #2 (OF 5)
Osborn #3 (OF 5)
Power Girl #21
Power Man and Iron Fist #2 (OF 5)
Punisher: In Blood #4 (OF 5)
Sandman vol 1 TP: Preludes and Nocturnes – S/O #21
Savage Dragon #169
Scalped vol 7 TP: Rez Blues – S/O #122
Secret Avengers #10
Secret Warriors #24
Sixth Gun #9
Spider-Man #11
Spike #5 (OF 8)
Stan Lee’s Traveler #4
Star Trek: Infestation #2 (OF 2)
Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command #2 (OF 5)
Star Wars Legacy: War #3 (OF 6)
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde GN
Swiss Family Robinson GN
Teen Titans #92
Terry Moore’s Echo #28
Thor #620
Transformers: Rising Storm #1 (OF 4)
True Blood: Tainted Love #1
Turf #4
Ultimate Comics: Doom #3 (OF 4)
Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #154
Uncanny X-Men #533
Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #716
Warriors Three #4 (OF 4)
Wonder Woman #606 – Shortage Replacement
X-23 #6
X-Men #8
X-Men Legacy #245
X-Men: To Serve and Protect #4 (OF 4)

Fantastic Four #588 THREE – Following the death of the Human Torch, we spend a month seeing how the remaining members of the Fantastic Four, the extended family, other heroes, and prominent villains react to the loss of this legendary hero. It's the epilogue to THREE: A Month of Mourning. PLUS: The Amazing Spider-Man consoles Franklin Richards in a second all-new tale!

Flash Gordon: Invasion of the Red Sword #1 – THE INVASION BEGINS! After the apparent demise of 'Ming the Merciful,' Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov continue their attempts to return to Earth. Meanwhile, Prince Barin, King Thun and Prince Vultan are hard at work trying to create a peaceful new environment on Mongo. However, when a mysterious group of Earth soldiers violently invade the planet, our heroes are separated and must band together once again to save the lives of every race on Mongo!

Iron Man 2.0 #1 – Spinning directly out of INVINCIBLE IRON MAN! New mission! New armor! New Iron Man! Lt. Col. James Rhodes is War Machine...the single most advanced one-man weapon of conventional combat. But wars aren't fought the way they used to be - and when Rhodey has to face a mysterious enemy he can't shoot, can't bomb, can't even see, he's going to be forced to evolve...or die. Find out why War Machine becomes Iron Man 2.0 in the 3-part launch arc of this all-new ongoing series! By breakout sensation Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Action Comics) and the legendary Barry Kitson (INCREDIBLE HULKS, THE ORDER)!

King Conan: Scarlet Citadel #1 – A thrilling new era begins, as Dark Horse launches its first miniseries devoted entirely to the trials and exploits of Robert E. Howard's King Conan! Timothy Truman, Tomás Giorello, and José Villarrubia--the monthly team behind the critically acclaimed Conan the Cimmerian run--jump many years forward in the barbarian's life to a time when he's already crowned himself ruler of Aquilonia, as they adapt the beloved King Conan story, "The Scarlet Citadel." With covers by fan--favorite Darick Robertson, this fast--paced, standalone miniseries is sure to please fans of breathtaking artwork and edge--of--your--seat adventure--and it's a great introduction to Howard's tales of King Conan!

True Blood: Tainted Love #1 – 'Tainted Blood' part 1. Our friends in Bon Temps just can't seem to catch a break these days. Sookie Stackhouse's world is turned upside down when contaminated bottles of Tru Blood cause the Southern Vampire population to go berserk! Looks like those growing human/vampire tensions aren't going to simmer down anytime soon! But who (or what) is behind the bad 'Blood'? And Hoyt plans to do what for Jessica?! The latest 'head-turning' story arc of the True Blood comic series starts here!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Valentine's Comics!! (2-16-11)

BOYS #51

HULK #30
LOKI #3 (OF 4)

FORMIC WARS: BURNING EARTH #1 (OF 7) – An unidentified ship is rocketing toward Earth with tech far beyond anything we've ever seen...and the only people who can give warning are a small band of asteroid miners millions of miles from home. The clock is ticking, and it doesn't look good for the human race. From New York Times bestselling author Orson Scott Card comes the tale of humanity's first contact with the Formics...and the horrible toll it took on mankind.

GARTH ENNIS’ JENNIFER BLOOD #1 – Jennifer Blood is a suburban wife and mom by day, and a ruthless vigilante by night! Every day she makes breakfast, takes the kids to school, cleans the house, naps for an hour or two, makes dinner, puts the kids to bed, and kisses her husband goodnight. This suburban punisher is ready to be unleashed in a story that can only be told by the legendary Garth Ennis!

HAWKEYE: BLIND SPOT #1 (OF 4) – Get it here: the past, present and future of the world's greatest archer set to star in the upcoming Marvel Studios' The Avengers movie! Hawkeye is left blindsided after the events of WIDOWMAKER, with a new vision of the world around him and, in order to move forward with his new life, he must first re-examine how it all began. All new era for the Avenging Archer begins here, as the acclaimed team of Jim McCann and David Lopez bring you a Clint Barton you've never seen before!

MARVEL GIRL #1 – When Jean Grey's best friend was tragically killed in a car?accident, her strange psychic powers appeared. Only with the aid of PROFESSOR CHARLES XAVIER was she able to control her mutant abilities. Now, alongside four other gifted youngsters, she must learn to master her powers - before they destroy her!

SILVER SURFER #1 (OF 5) – A new beginning for the SILVER SURFER! The sentinel of the spaceways walks the Earth once more, a stranger feared by many. Only the HIGH EVOLUTIONARY understands his true potential, but the Evolutionary's mysterious grand design may cost the Surfer everything and change the cosmic balance forever! He's traded blows with Thor and matched wits with Mephisto, but can the herald of Galactus survive the judgment of NORRIN RAND, the man within the Silver Surfer? It's a character-defining epic showing the Silver Surfer as you've never seen him before.

VENOM DEADPOOL #1 – The House of Ideas asks and answers: What if the Venom Symbiote possessed Deadpool?! What else do you need to know about this one?!

YOUNG JUSTICE #1 – Based on the highly anticipated, all-new hit animated show from Warner Bros. debuting in January on Cartoon Network! It's moving-in day for Superboy and Miss Martian as they choose their rooms at their new headquarters! But the Boy of Steel is haunted by the Cave's memories and strange visions of his past. . .

Friday, February 04, 2011

Wednesday's Comics!! (2-9-11)

Adventure Comics #523
All New Batman: Brave and the Bold #4
Amazing Spider-Man #654 BIG
Assassin’s Creed: The Fall #3 (OF 3)
Betty & Veronica Double Digest #211
Batgirl #18
Batman and Robin #20
Birds of Prey #9
Black Panther: Man without Fear #515
BPRD: Hell on Earth - Gods #2 (OF 3)
Buck Rogers Annual #1
Captain America: Korvac Saga #3 (OF 4)
Carnage #3 (OF 5)
Charismagic #0
Cinderella: Fables are Forever #1 (OF 6)
Dark Tower: Gunslinger – Little Sisters Eluria #3 (OF 6)
DC Comics Presents: Green Lantern – Fear Itself #1
DC Comics Presents: Wonder Woman #1
DC Universe: Legacies #9 (OF 10)
Deadpool Team-Up #885
Deus Ex #1 (OF 6)
Doc Savage #11
Dream Logic #3
Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Sun #2 (OF 5)
ELF #1 - S/O #91
Farscape #16
Flash #9
Flash HC: Dastardly Death of the Rogues
GI Joe: A Real American Hero #163
GI Joe: A Real American Hero vol 1 TP
Green Hornet #13
Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #7
Hack/Slash #1
Haunt #13
Haunted Mansion vol 1 HC: Welcome, Foolish Mortals
Heroes for Hire #3
Incredible Hulks #622
Invaders Now #5 (OF 5)
John Byrne’s Next Men #3
Justice League: Generation Lost #19
Knight & Squire #5 (OF 6)
Last Zombie #4 (OF 5)
Nemesis Premiere HC
New Avengers #9
Northlanders #37
Onslaught Unleashed #1 (OF 4)
Osborn #3 (OF 5) BIG
Power Man & Iron Fist #1 (OF 5)
Punisher Max #10
Raise the Dead II #3
Red Robin #20
Secret Warriors #24
Sherlock Holmes: Year One #1
Sponge Bob Comics #1
Stan Lee’s Starborn #3
Star Trek Infestation #1 (OF 2)
Superman #708
Transformers #16
Tyrannosaurus Rex One-Shot
Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates #1 (OF 6)

Ultimate Comics: Captain America #2 (OF 4)
Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #153
Unwritten #22
Victorian Dead II: Holmes vs Dracula #4 (OF 5)
Walking Dead #81
Warlord of Mars #4
Widow Maker #4 (OF 4)
Wolverine #1000
Wolverine #5.1
X-Factor #215

Charismagic #0 – Everything you thought you knew about magic will... Vanish. Journey into a world where the lines between magic and reality are blurred... And where one man will soon find himself as the last remaining hope for all mankind. In Las Vegas, luck is everything. For Sin City's leading 'entertainer,' Hank the Magnificent, his luck as Vegas' most illustrious and famous magician is about to run out! When the powers of an ancient magic once imprisoned in another realm spring forth into our reality searching for revenge at all costs, Hank soon finds himself at the center of an undying war between the forces of truth and a devastating plague of growing evil-and his hopes for survival are slim at best! Creatures of magic and myth, wizards and sorcerers, druids, witches, and beasts of legend fill the pages of Aspen's all-new action-adventure series! Created and written by Aspen's own Vince Hernandez, with art by Khary Randolph and Emilio Lopez, this premiere #1 issue will open your eyes to the exciting new world of CHARISMAGIC!

Cinderella: Fables are Forever #1 (OF 6) – Hot on the heels of her breakout miniseries CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE, Fabletown's favorite secret-agent and bon vivant Cinderella is back on the job again in an all-new 6-issue miniseries, alongside writer Chris Roberson and artist Shawn McManus! Someone is killing sorcerers out on the Farm, and all signs point to Cinderella's archnemesis from the old days. The only problem is, Cinderella has always believed that her nemesis has been dead for years. So who is the assassin from Cinderella's past - the only person who ever came close to defeating her? Find out in the pages of CINDERELLA: FABLES ARE FOREVER!

Deus Ex #1 (OF 6) – The legendary franchise comes to comics in advance of the highly-anticipated new game! Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Adam Jensen purses an augmented terrorist group and learns that, even in a world of superhuman enhancements, the female is still the deadliest of the species...

Onslaught Unleashed #1 (OF 4) – Deep in the heart of Colombia, an immense and unmarked engine hums at a steady, ominous pace. Its purpose: to exploit a tear in the barrier between this world and another; to harvest and refine an exotic energy source for Roxxon Energy Corp. But just on the other side of that tear, inside the Negative Zone, a dark entity of vast power has been waiting for what has seemed like centuries, preparing for the moment when he can finally reach through the tear and once again cast his judgment on humans and mutants alike. For the psychomagnetic abomination called ONSLAUGHT, that moment is about to arrive... and he'll have the girl without a world - NOMAD - to thank for it!

Power Man & Iron Fist #1 (OF 5) – Charging from the pages of SHADOWLAND comes the collector's item first ever POWER MAN & IRON FIST #1! When Danny Rand transformed his multinational corporation into a non-profit foundation, he thought he had left fighting behind - but with so many innocents wrongly convicted, the battle never ends! Their first case is Luke Cage and Danny Rand's former secretary Jennie Royce, imprisoned for a murder she didn't commitÖ or did she? And Iron Fist isn't fighting alone - he's got a new partner with him: Victor Alvarez, the all-new Power Man, he of the exploding punches - and exploding temper! Can Danny train his new charge well enough to face returning foil El Aguila as well as new threats Don Pagliacci, the Commedia Dell'Morte, and the beautiful, deadly Noir? That's right, Marvel's original mismatched action duo begins a new era of greatness right here!

Sherlock Holmes: Year One #1 – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's dauntless detective returns in an all-new series of adventures exploring the sleuth's untold origins! Join Dr. John Watson as he meets young Sherlock Holmes in a fateful encounter that will forever shape both men's destinies! Mysteries and murders most foul abound as we discover clues that reveal just how Holmes became the world's most famous detective!

Sponge Bob Comics #1 – Are you ready for the comic book premiere of the world's most popular fry-cooking sponge?! This first issue is a whale of a collection of comics by talented indy, mainstream, and animation cartoonists - James Kochalka (Johnny Boo, American Elf), Hilary Barta (Fear Agent), Graham Annable (Grickle), Gregg Schigiel (X-Babies), Jacob Chabot (Mighty Skullboy Army, X-Babies), and more! In this issue: SpongeBob has a recurring nightmare about his favorite cereal; Squidward introduces music to the Krusty Krab; and Mermaid Man is freaked out by a fan who won't... stop... staring! Also: Patrick and SpongeBob team up for the most idiotic joke ever; SpongeBob learns to glow; and readers are invited to draw the absorbing one's new hairdo! All this, plus a page of SpongeFunnies by James Kochalka and a cover pinup, equals a ship-shape maiden voyage!

Tyrannosaurus Rex One-Shot – In the steaming jungles of a world too young for a name, man and dinosaur share the food chain. When a rogue Tyrannosaurus tramples the luckless village of Taka-Na one time too many, the delicate balance is destroyed, leaving one man to face the deadly god-lizard alone. For the preservation of his village, the safety of his tribe, and the love of a hot stone-age mama in a fur bikini, he will risk it all. What is this guy thinking? Tyrannosaurus Rex: These aren't your granddaddy's dinosaurs!

Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates #1 (OF 6) – CLASSIFIED! You’ll have to read this one to find out what it’s about.

Wolverine #1000 – He's literally clawed his way out of hell, but in this savagely super-sized special, Wolverine's inner diablo is unleashed when he leads THE LAST RIDE OF THE DEVIL'S BRIGADE. And Logan's WWII era suicide-mission behind enemy lines is only the beginning of his troubles in a collection from today's hottest talent that takes the long-lived killer to the bayou, the Mojoverse and beyond!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

A Comic of Ice and Fire (2-2-11)

If you hang around at Haven much at all, then you probably know that we're big fans of George RR Martin's epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. We love the books, we discuss them ad nauseum, we've played the RPGs set in that world, and we're all anxiously awaiting the HBO TV series based on the books.

Then there was yesterday's announcement:

NEW YORK, NY – February 2, 2011 – Bantam Books, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, announced today the acquisition of the comic book and graphic novel rights to the worldwide bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin.

The series will be illustrated by Tommy Patterson and adapted by Daniel Abraham, the award-winning and bestselling author of The Long Price Quartet. The first issue of the monthly comic—which will be published by Dynamite Entertainment—is planned to release in late spring 2011, with compilations of the comics in graphic novel form to follow under the Bantam imprint.

With the television adaptation of A Game of Thrones scheduled to air on HBO starting in April 2011, the comics and graphic novels will further expand the Song of Ice and Fire series into a new medium, creating opportunities for readers old and new to immerse themselves in this bestselling world.


GEORGE R. R. MARTIN sold his first story in 1971 and hasn't stopped. As a writer-producer, he worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made. In the mid-'90s he returned to prose and began work on A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. He lives with the lovely Parris.

DANIEL ABRAHAM is the author of ten books and more than thirty short stories. He has been nominated for the Hugo, the Nebula, and the World Fantasy awards, and won the International Horror Guild Award. He has written the graphic novel adaptations of George R. R. Martin's novel Fevre Dream and novella "Skin Trade," and original scripts for Wild Cards: The Hard Call. He also writes as MLN Hanover and James S. A. Corey. He lives with his family in the American southwest.

Artist TOMMY PATTERSON’S credits include Farscape for Boom! Studios, the movie adaptation The Warriors for Dynamite Entertainment, and Tales From Wonderland the White Knight, Red Rose and Stingers from Zenescope Entertainment. He has a BS in Studio Art and also works as a graphic designer. Patterson lives in Western Kentucky with his wife and daughter.


Long ago, in a time long forgotten, a mysterious event threw the seasons of the world out of balance. Now the kingdom is blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation. In the cool north of this kingdom is a royal family ruled by Eddard Stark. The symbol of the royal house of the Starks is a direwolf; their motto is “Winter is coming.” As indeed, it is. For the Iron Throne of Westeros is once more under contention. With Eddard’s help, Robert Baratheon won it away from the corrupt Targaryens, who had ruled Westeros for generations. But when Eddard is summoned south to help an aging king hold the throne they both won, he finds himself enmeshed in a web of treachery and lies, as faction after faction plays that most dangerous game of all: the game of thrones.