DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT...
Percy Carey picks the hottest releases from the week of 5/13/09
[Assisted by comicbookpage.com]

FUSION #1 (OF 3)

Collision: Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer/Avengers/Thunderbolts #1 (of 3) (W) Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (A) Tyler Kirkham (Cov) Mike Choi & Sonia Oback, Stjepan Sejic The mother of all Top Cow/Marvel crossovers debuts in May! Top Cow's two covert tech teams collide with Marvel's Initiative enforcers, the Mighty Avengers and the Thunderbolts. When a rapid and unregistered Ripclaw starts tearing through a small Northeast town, the Mighty Avengers move in to stop him. When the feral hero escapes, they're drawn into an inevitable conflict with Cyberforce. A crossover event too massive to be contained in a single issue brought to you by the writing team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova) and Top Cow favorite artist Tyler Kirkham (Ultimate Fantastic Four, Broken Trinity: Aftermath).
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KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #150

(W) Jolly Blackburn, Various Celebrate this magnificent milestone with a special extra-thick issue! Yes, now more than ever, Knights of the Dinner Table remains the longest running comic magazine on the subject of games and gamers! Come join B.A., Brian, Bob, Dave, Sara and the Kenzer & Co. crew for this incredible celebratory issue!
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LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS #1 (OF 4)

Written by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS Penciled by IG GUARA Cover by KARL KERSCHL Variant Cover by NIKO HENRICHON And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes were unaware of a threat greater than all of them could handle. And on that day, a teleporting puppy SCoured the world to assemble a team of animals to fight the foes no single beast could withstand! Strap on your collar and hop on-board the adventures of LOCKJAW, LOCKHEED, REDWING, HAIRBALL, and an all-new FROG THOR! Written by Eisner-nominee CHRIS ELIOPOULOS with art by fan-favorite IG GUARA, color by INCREDIBLE HULK colorist CHRIS SOTOMAYOR and variant covers by PRIDE OF BAGHDAD artist NIKO HENRICHON!
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POTTERS FIELD HC

(W) Mark Waid (A) Paul Azaceta Legendary comic writer Mark Waid teams up with new superstar artist Paul Azaceta (Daredevil, B.P.R.D.)! Outside New York City is Potter's Field, where the unnamed dead are buried. Now, a mysterious man has taken it upon himself to name the unnamed in this cemetery! Using a network of underground operatives who don't know each other, he fights to save the unsaved and solve the mysteries of the unjustly slain! Special Over-Sized Edition collecting the critically acclaimed three issue mini-series and the Stone Cold one-shot into one volume, for fans of the 'new crime comics' movement like Criminal! Introduction by Greg Rucka!
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UNKNOWN #1 (OF 4)

(W) Mark Waid (A) Minck Oosterveer She has solved every mystery known to man. But there is one mystery that remains unknown! Revered as the smartest person alive, Catherine Allingham is the world's most famous private investigator. Follow her adventures as she sets out to solve the one mystery she's never been able to crack! A new original mini-series from Mark Waid in the vein of Ruse with international superstar Minck Oosterveer. Covers by Paul Pope and Eric Jones.
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UNTHINKABLE #1 (OF 4)

(W) Mark Sable (A) Julian Totino Tedesco They've been hired to think the UNTHINKABLE. But what happens when the unthinkable actually happens? After 9-11, best-selling author Alan Ripley joins a government think tank consisting of the most imaginative minds in diverse fields. Their job? Think of nightmare SCenarios and crippling terrorist attacks so the government can safeguard against them. But when members of the think tank start to disappear one by one, can Alan stop the UNTHINKABLE from coming to pass? Find out in this new mini-series from hot writer Mark (TWO-FACE YEAR ONE, CYBORG) Sable and rising talent Julian Totino Tedesco.
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UNWRITTEN #1 (MR)

Written by Mike Carey Art by Peter Gross Cover by Yuko Shimizu Everyone's read the Tommy Taylor books, the popular series of novels turned pop culture phenomenon about a boy wizard's adventures. And everyone knows about Tom Taylor, the boy the novels were based on, whose life was so overshadowed by his Dad's fictional epic that Tom's become a lame Z-level celebrity at best and a human viral marketing tool at worst. But what if the resemblance goes even deeper? What if Tom is the boy-wizard of the books made flesh? And if that sounds crazy, why is it bringing him into the crosshairs of an ancient faction that has never been named in any book or text? To discover the truth about himself, Tom must search through all the places in history where fiction and reality have intersected. And in the process, he'll learn more about that unwritten cabal and the plot they're at the center of -- a plot that spans all of literature from the first clay tablets to the gothic castles where Frankenstein was conceived to the self-adjusting stories of the internet. A conspiracy mystery a la The Da Vinci Code, THE UNWRITTEN is the eagerly anticipated reunion of Mike Carey (X-Men, HELLBLAZER) and Peter Gross (FABLES, Chosen) - the team behind the multiple Eisner-nominated LUCIFER.

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