In Stores Today! (10/22/08)

Here are the BOOM! Studios titles in stores this week (10/22/08).

Enjoy!

BLOOD BOWL: KILLER CONTRACT #5 (COVER A)
BLOOD BOWL: KILLER CONTRACT #5 (COVER B)
Written by Matt Forbeck
Drawn by Lads Helloven
24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code (Cover A): JUL083785
Diamond Code (Cover B): JUL083786

Welcome to the hyper-violent hilarity of Blood Bowl, the miniseries that puts the fantasy (as in elves, dwarves, orcs, and ogres) back into football! In this climatic issue, the Bad Bay Hackers take on the Champions of Death in a bid for the Blood Bowl Championship trophy. Assassin Kalter Morder still hopes to kill Hacker hero Dunk Hoffnung, but he has to compete for the honor with his shocking client, not to mention a small army of the undead! Features two alternate covers, both by series artist Lads Helloven.

CHALLENGER DEEP #3
Written by Andrew Cosby and Andy Schmidt
Drawn by Chee
24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL083763

Take a deep breath. Hold it. Now, imagine you’re on a -I didn’t say breathe!- on a sunken submarine at the bottom of the ocean, teetering on enough methane ice to blow the world in half if you make the slightest wrong move. Your only prayer of survival lies with the only diver on Earth who’s ever gone this deep. Of course, that was the time he lost his wife and half his crew, but he’s older now. Comforted? No? Thank writers Andrew Cosby, creator of the hit Sci-Fi Channel show Eureka, and Andy Schmidt!

CTHULHU TALES #7 (COVER A) ONGOING
CTHULHU TALES #7 (COVER B) ONGOING
Written by Glen Cadigan, Brian Augustyn
Drawn by Milton Sobreiro, Clint Hilisnki
24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code (Cover A): JUL083770
Diamond Code (Cover B): JUL083771

Glen Cadigan presents a haunting story of parental love gone very, very wrong in the present, while Brian Augustyn (Batman: Gotham By Gaslight) tells a tale of years gone by – and the British Empire’s first contact with Cthulhu’s agents of horror in the stunning “Empire Of Ants”. Features two alternate covers by Chee and Michel Fiffe.

WARHAMMER 40,000: FIRE & HONOUR #2 (COVER A)
WARHAMMER 40,000: FIRE & HONOUR #2 (COVER B)
Written by Graham McNeill
Drawn by Tony Parker
24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code Cover A : JUL083779
Diamond Code Cover B : JUL083780

The Tau ready another attack against the Imperial Guard defenses, armed with inside tactical information from their source on the Imperial planet. Blazer Company ‘s ready, but difficult choices will have to be made during the heat of battle when the scales to war tip against them! Features two alternate covers, both by series artist Tony Parker.

ZOMBIE TALES #6 (COVER A) ONGOING
ZOMBIE TALES #6 (COVER B) ONGOING
Written by Ian Brill, Monte Cook, Pierluigi Cothran
Drawn by Jeremy Rock, Todd Herman, Toby Cypress
24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code (Cover A): JUL083768
Diamond Code (Cover B): JUL083769

Featuring an all-new story by the legendary Monte Cook in his first foray into Zombie Tales! Two soldiers have two very different views about how to deal with the zombie uprising–but only one has a rifle! Editor Mark Waid says, “This is one of the best–and, with art by Jeremy Rock, best-looking–stories we’ve done yet at BOOM! A must-read for Cook’s fans and for fans of the undead in general!”

ZOMBIE TALES: THE WAR AT HOME (COVER A)
ZOMBIE TALES: THE WAR AT HOME (COVER B)
Written by Joe R. Lansdale
Drawn by Eduardo Barretto
24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code (Cover A): AUG083864
Diamond Code (Cover B): AUG083865

Collecting Joe Lansdale’s zombie masterpiece “The War At Home” from Zombie Tales #1-3, this special one-shot tells the story of a veteran’s hospital overrun by the undead- and the crippled soldiers who band together for one last battle against an invading army! Features two alternate covers, both by interior artist Eduardo Barreto.