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Dabel Brothers Releases For March thru May

Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2006
Posted By: Kevin Noel Olson

DBPro for March


Orson Scott Card’s “Red Prophet” Tales of Alvin Maker #1
Written by: Orson Scott Card
Adapted by: Roland Bernard Brown
Art: Renato Arlem

Cover A by: Renato Arlem: $2.95
Cover B by: John Buxton: $5.95

"It's the 19th century, and Napoleon is in command of an army in Detroit. Andrew Jackson is a lawyer from Tenezzy, and William Henry Harrison is the self-appointed governor of Wobbish just east of the Mizzipy river. And somewhere up north, in a small town called Vigor Church, is a young boy named Alvin who is the seventh son of a seventh son, with the power to shape the world around him. These are the tales of Orson Scott Card's Alvin Maker, which takes place in an alternate American history where folk magic really works. And this is the story of the RED PROPHET, where Alvin findshimself caught in a war between the Red men and the Whites on the American frontier.

The first issue brings the setting into play as the riverboat trader HoochPalmer sails into Carthage City with a fresh supply of whiskey. As Hooch comes into town, he learns that Governor Harrison plans to wipe out thenative Reds with "likker," which dulls their sensibilities and prevents them from communicating with the land. But the proud Ta-Kumsaw has other plans for his people ... even if it means plunging both Red man and White man into a bloody, brutal war.

32 pages full color $2.95 , $5.95

DBPro for April

Raymond E. Feist's “Magician Apprentice" #1
Written by Raymond E. Feist
Adapted by Michael Avon Oeming, and Bryan J. L. Glass
Art by Brett and Jessica Ruffner-Booth

Cover A by Brett Booth $2.99
Cover B by Don Maltz $5.95 (Wrap Around)

Pug and Tomas are two kitchen boys with big dreams of becoming heroes in the fantasy world of Midkemia – at least until Pug finds himself trapped in a terrible storm and being chased by a savagely angry boar. It is at this point that he is rescued by a servant of the magician Kulgan and introduced to the ways of magic – a path he had never considered for himself.

But elsewhere in Midkemia, an elven tracking party discovers that a strange army is scouting the remote areas of their world – and vanishing without a trace once they are finished!

This is the beginning of New York Times Bestselling author Raymond E. Feist’s epic RIFTWAR SAGA, a series of novels so beloved by fantasy fans that they are often considered to be in the same league as J.R.R. Tolkien’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS. With a brilliant adaptation by Michael Avon Oeming (RED SONJA, POWERS) and Bryan J.L. Glass (NEGATIVE BURN) and stunning art by fan favorite Brett Booth (THUNDERCATS: DOGS OF WAR, THE BURNING MAN), MAGICIAN: APPRENTICE may well be the comic book fantasy event of the year!

32 pages full color $2.95 , $5.95


Marshal #1
Written by Bill Tortolini and Andrew LoVuolo
Art and Cover by Abdul Rashid

Earth’s first off world colony, Tranquility, once thought to be the greatest human achievement, is in ruin. All contact with Earth has been lost; the supply ships stopped years ago. Civilization has degraded to something similar to the Old West. Where there was once government, there are now gangs and corruption. Only the corporation known as the Merkaid has seemed to last throughout the years, and they are trying to seize control of the population for good. Fear and hunger fill the air, with only one glimmer of hope on the horizon – rumors that there is another man calling himself Marshal, and he is beginning to fight back.


Set in the not so distant future, the story follows the actions of Curtis “Marshal” Masters, a young man bent on discovering the secrets of the corporation that he believes murdered his father. Through his travels we learn that over the 12 years since his father’s murder, Curtis has been building an expansive complex located in New Houston, the planet’s only city left untouched by the Merkaid. And within this complex, he has followed his father’s plans and built a regime hell bent on overthrowing the Merkaid and finding out the real reasons behind his father’s murder.
32 pages full color $2.95

Orson Scott Card’s “Red Prophet” Tales of Alvin Maker #2
Written by Orson Scot Card
Adapted by Roland Bernard Brown
Art by Renato Arlem

Cover A by Renato Arlem $2.95
Cover B by John Buxom $5.95

Things are not always what they seem in an alternate American history where folk magic actually works, and there is certainly more than meets the eye to Lolla-Wossiky, a perpetually drunk Shaw-Nee who cannot seem to shake his addiction to whiskey. But as Lolla-Wossiky ventures north in search of his dream beast, he also is on a quest to cure the ceaseless presence of the “black noise” – a shroud of darkness inside his head created by the violent death of his father that he can only push back when he is drinking. But along the voyage, an experience in Wobbish territory will change Lolla-Wossiky’s life forever, and change him from a drunken Red Man into the wise and powerful Red Prophet…

32 pages full color $2.95, $5.95


DBPro for May

Monte Cook’s Ptolus #1
Written by Monte Cook
Art and Cover by Caanan White

Sheva Callister has retired from her former life of 'treasure hunting' and hiring out her sword, but a powerful noble in the city of Ptolus wants her back in the game. Her job - to steal a special brooch with the help of the ghost of her dead partner, Parnell. But a violent clash at the scene of the burglary leaves Sheva wondering if she's been set up... and if something deeper and darker is going on in the city by the spire.

32 pages full color $2.95









Orson Scott Card’s “WYRMS”#1
Written by Orson Scott Card
Adapted by Jake Black
Art by Adriano Batista

Cover A by Adriano Batista $2.95
Cover B by Brett Booth $5.95

Patience is a slave in the court of King Oruc, the daughter of his most trusted advisor. She is also a highly skilled diplomat and assassin, two skills she'll need to put to use when her father dies. After all, Patience is the rightful heir to the throne, and the seventh seventh seventh daughter of her planet’s first ruler … someone who is destined to bring about the destruction of civilization as they know and it bring back the creatures known as the Wyrms. But can she survive long enough to fulfill her destiny? And does she even want to?

32 pages full color $2.95 , $5.95

Orson Scott Card’s “Red Prophet” Tales of Alvin Maker #3
Written by Orson Scot Card
Adapted by Roland Bernard Brown
Art by Renato Arlem

Cover A by Renato Arlem $2.95
Cover B by John Buxom $5.95

Alvin Miller is a young boy with an incredible power – the ability to shape the world around him by “making.” But Alvin also had a powerful adversary known as the “Unmaker” that grows stronger every time he uses his ability to create death or destruction. And as the drunken Red man Lolla-Wossiky encounters Alvin for the first time, he realizes he must teach the boy of his great purpose and responsibility before the Unmaker can gain a foothold. But both Alvin and Lolla-Wossiky will be changed forever by the experience, and one of them will go on to become the RED PROPHET while the other will one day build a special place known as the Crystal City…

32 pages full color $2.95 , $5.95

Raymond E. Feist's “Magician Apprentice" #2
Written by Raymond E. Feist
Adapted by Michael Avon Oeming, and Bryan J. L. Glass
Art by Brett and Jessica Ruffner-Booth

Cover A by Brett Booth $2.99
Cover B by Brett Booth $5.95 (Wrap Around)

The teenaged Pug dreams of being a solider along with his friend Tomas, but as the day of choosing comes and goes, Pug finds himself apprenticed instead to the magician Kulgan, who sees promise in the boy despite his inability to control the magical powers welling up within him. As the boys grow older and more confident in their trades, Pug finds himself smitten with the Castle Crydee’s Princess Carline. But will he be ready when an opportunity arises to protect her from great danger?

32 pages full color $2.95 , $5.95


Marshal # 2
Written by Bill Tortolini and Andrew LoVuolo
Art and Cover by Abdul Rashid


Earth’s first off world colony, Tranquility, once thought to be the greatest human achievement, is in ruin. All contact with Earth has been lost; the supply ships stopped years ago. Civilization has degraded to something similar to the Old West. Where there was once government, there are now gangs and corruption. Only the corporation known as the Merkaid has seemed to last throughout the years, and they are trying to seize control of the population for good. Fear and hunger fill the air, with only one glimmer of hope on the horizon – rumors that there is another man calling himself Marshal, and he is beginning to fight back.

32 pages full color $2.95


XIII Vol. 1
Written by J. Van Hamme
Art by W. Vance

A man without a past wakes up in an unknown place. His only clues to his true identity are his remarkable fighting skills and a tattoo: XIII. Things get dicey quickly as a band of killers find his trail and the pursuit begins, and he soon discovers that the police and the military are looking for him as well! But this is only the beginning of a chase that leads XIII around the world in the search for his past...

This graphic novel collects the first six issues of the best-selling smash European sensation (with over 12 million copies in print in over a dozen languages!) into one giant-sized edition. Complete and uncensored, with a wonderful new English translation, XIII is a tale ready to be enjoyed by mystery lovers, comic book fans and video gamers who experienced the story through the video game of the same name from Ubisoft, which featured David Duchovny as the voice of XIII!

164 pages full color $14.95



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