Moonstone has Massive Noir / Pulp offerings in their upcoming releases

Moonstone Books has always been one of those under-exposed gems of the indie community.  They have published books of well-loved properties and have held true to the property’s original vision.  I got to know Moonstone through their Buckaroo Banzai and Kolchak books.

Well, coming up they have turned up the crank on the Noir / Pulp genres with new additions to the series mentioned above plus Honey West, The Spider and Captain Action.

Check out below for Moonstones upcoming releases!

HONEY WEST #1

Story: Trina Robbins Art: Cynthia Martin Colors: Mark Simmons Covers: David Lloyd, Malcolm McClinton 32pgs, color, $3.99 Special color photo variant = $5.99

The return of the world’s first female private eye in fiction and on TV!

As tough as Mike Hammer and as sultry as Marilyn Monroe! Gloria Fickling’s creation has solved mysteries in 10 novels, and was also the star of the TV series Honey West starring Anne Francis!

Danger lurks in them thar Hollywood hills when topless piano player Mimi Malloy walks into Honey West’s office.  There’s been a double homicide at her nightclub, the Purple Pussy, and Mimi suspects she’s the next victim! Join us as our favorite girl detective goes undercover as a go-go dancer and mixes it up with Hollywood hippies to uncover the “Killer on the Keys.”

(Covers A ,B, & C available separately)

**RETAILER INCENTIVE#1: for every 4 copies purchased, you can order 1 copy of the Anne Francis photo cover(cover –D) ($3.99 retail) **RETAILER INCENTIVE#2: If you order a total of 8 or more (any combination of A,B,C), you can receive one FREE copy of BOTH the b/w cover and the color photo cover!

CAPTAIN ACTION, Season 2,  #1 Story: Steven Grant, Rafael Nieves

Art: Manuel martin, Steve Scott Colors: James Brown Covers: Mark Texiera, Mike Allred 32pgs, color, $3.99

Back in Action!  The”original action figure” is back for more thrills, more intrigue, more heroes and even more villains, as award-winning writer Steven Grant hits the ground running in this new ongoing series. Picking up right after the first mini, the reluctant, new Captain Action finds himself fighting a war that the world doesn’t realize already has already been lost!

Each issue showcases a full-length Captain Action adventure and one back-up tale featuring characters such as Lady Action and Dr. Eville! First-up: a glimpse into the early days of Action Boy. (Each cover available separately)

**RETAILER INCENTIVE#1: for every 5 copies ordered, get one FREE! **RETAILER INCENTIVE #2: for every 5 copies ordered, you can order one Texiera variant cover version: $3.99 retail.

ROTTEN #7

Story: Mark Rahner, Robert Horton Art: Dan Dougherty 32pgs, color, $3.99

Featured in USA Today!  With this month’s TPB, this issue marks a GREAT jumping on point!

The acclaimed zombie Western epic with the topical bite returns! Agent Wade is fully recovered, lethal and armed with new tricks as he travels to an undead outbreak in the Pacific Northwest. But who could be prepared for the species he encounters? Agent Flynn looks for answers at a Chicago university where a hate-monger is whipping up a crowd against a new concept called “evolution.” Oh, and the making of sausages is involved. NO ADS- ALL STORY!

**RETAILER INCENTIVE: for every 4 copies purchased, receive one FREE!

The SPIDER: The Iron Man War #2 (of3)

Story: Norvell W. Page, Howard Hopkins, Art: J. Anthony Kosar 32pgs, b/w, $3.99

A continued HISTORIC UNVEILI NG! Read the story that Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster used for the 1940 SUPERMAN Sunday comic strip adventure “Bandit Robots of Metropolis” and Stan Lee/Larry Lieber used for the 1963 story in TALES OF SUSPENSE #39!!

THE SPIDER—cloaked, fanged nightmare in black—delivers swift justice with a pair of .45 automatics. Midnight shadows cast doom over exclusive Sutton Place—under attack by new evil in terror warfare—a sinister criminal mastermind in power armor named The Iron Man!

Destructive giant armored men have the city held in a grip of terror, and only one man made of just flesh and blood stands in their path: THE SPIDER!

Cinematic NOIR painted art by J. Anthony Kosar!

Second of a three-part Wide-Vision comic book mini-series based on the novel published in the THE SPIDER magazine.

CAPTAIN ACTION “A Call to Action” TPB

story: Fabian Nicieza, Marv Wolfman, Steven Grant Art: Mark SparacioCover: Paul Gulacy 120 pages, color, squarebound, softcover, 7 x 10, $13.95

The super spy master of disguise is back again for the first time! Collects issues #0-6 plus lots more! Based on the IDEAL TOY action figure from the late 1960’s, but set in today’s world!

Led by the original Captain Action, the A.C.T.I.O.N. Directorate fought the Red Crawl for decades. The alien threat was thought long vanquished, so no one notices when Earth is conquered. Literally, no one notices it!

He wakes up to learn the father who fired him is dead, and the job he never wanted is his. He has to save a world that doesn’t know it needs saving. He has to reclaim his identity while impersonating others. He has to become the very thing he tried his entire life to avoid… CAPTAIN ACTION!

Buckaroo Banzai “No Matter Where you go, There you are…” TPB

story: Earl Mac Rauch, WD Richter  Art: Chew Chan, Shawn Van Briesen 160 pages, color, squarebound, softcover, 7 x 10, $15.95

The 1984 film starring Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin,  Jeff Goldblum, & Christopher Lloyd is a cult classic loved the world over!  writer Mac Rauch and director WD Richter return to their creation with BRAND NEW STORIES!

“…a bold, titillating mix of particle physics, rock n roll, super-sonic speed, beautiful women, and villains beyond redemption.”

Everyone’s favorite adventurer/surgeon/rock star is back again just in time to save the world! Get the low down on the events that transpired BEFORE the movie! See for the first time a good look and Buckaroo’s beginnings!  This volume reprints the 2 issue “Prequel” series, the two issue “H.O.T.H.” series, and the “Origin” and “Big Size” issues.

ROTTEN “Vol.1:Reactivated.” TPB

story: Mark Rahner, Robert Horton  Art: Dan Dougherty184 pages, color, squarebound, softcover, 7 x 10, $15.95

Collecting the first six issues of Moonstone’s acclaimed zombie-Western epic with an edgy topical bite. An Army vet is “stop-lossed” back into service to investigate a terror crisis, by a president in office without the popular vote. Meet William Wade, Civil War vet, reluctant secret agent answering to President Rutherford B. Hayes, and zombie-hunter.

In “Reactivated,” Agent Wade begins his mission with partner J.J. Flynn in a mining town locked down in a labor dispute and siege of the undead. He becomes prisoner of a family whose “sick” and ravenous daughter has created a political and religious firestorm. And the two agents go undercover in an isolated, snowbound, debauched Army fort under slow attack by the undead – uncovering a Donner-like party and the fact that the wretched things are arising in different species everywhere.

Sherlock Holmes & Kolchak the Night Stalker “Cry for Thunder” TPB

story: Joe Gentile Art: Andy Bennett, Carlos Magno Cover: Leonardo Manco 104 pages, color, squarebound, softcover, 7 x 10, $11.95

BASED ON TRUE EVENTS…a historic unveiling

This volume contains the entire hard to get best-selling 3 issue mini series! Not a dream, not a hoax, not a parallel universe!

Two of the most unique investigators of all time try to untangle the same mystery… one hundred years apart from each other!

The lawless wild west- the hidden world of Victorian London- the present day hell of Hollywood…there…and back again.

Follow Holmes’ trail of a man who was wrongfully-and willingly- imprisoned, to shocking New World Order anarchy, to a beautiful woman who needs Kolchak to delve into the surreal past, to the shunned man who has the key to it all. …one of the strangest stories never told…

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