I lifted the veil. I took away the grid through which she viewed me. I unfolded reality for her.
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Home Portfolio Kabuki Vol. 7 #2

Kabuki: The Alchemy #2
Credit: Cover artist, writer, interior artist
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: September 29, 2004
Price: $2.99
Previews Product Code: JUL042038
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February 2004 - Image Comics
Kabuki: The Alchemy #2 (of 6)
Written & illustrated by David Mack
Cover by David Mack
Full Color, 32 pages, $2.95
Six-issue bimonthly miniseries
On sale 21 April, 2004
CONCEPT: Japan: The future. Welcome to a new age of corporate feudalism. The worlds of business, organized crime and politics now exist in a delicate interdependence. Enter the Noh, a government agency that secretly polices that balance of worlds. Kabuki, an operative of the Noh, becomes deeply affected by the death of her mother and can only relate to the world through the security of a mask. She embarks on a path of action to come to terms with her family, history, culture, and her mother's death even if her personal crusade brings her in direct conflict with the powers she serves. A mix of historical mythology, political intrigue, corporate espionage, and familial duty, elegantly told through the haunting lens of a child's fairy tale.
THIS ISSUE: After escaping the institution, Kabuki follows Akemi's directions to meet someone who can give her a new identity and a ticket out of the country to evade the Noh. But just who is this mysterious new character? [Diamond Product Code: FEB041319]

July 2004 - Marvel
KABUKI #2
Written by DAVID MACK
Cover & Art by DAVID MACK
“The Alchemy” Pt. 2
An all-new start for Kabuki and the perfect jumping-on point for new readers! After escaping the institution for defective government agents, Kabuki follows Akemi’s directions to meet someone who can give her a new identity and a plane ticket out of Japan to evade the Noh and start a new life. But just who is this mysterious new character? Join the award-winning writer and artist of Daredevil: Parts of a Hole, Daredevil: Wake Up, and Daredevil: Echo as he marks the 10th anniversary of Kabuki! As a bonus, this issue features extras with early Kabuki art by Brian Michael Bendis! You’ve heard about all the awards… You’ve heard everyone talking about why Kabuki is so amazing and mind-blowing… Now is the chance to see what all the talk is about!
32 pages/Mature
UPC: 5960605608-00211

Notes:
· When the issue was scheduled to be released through Image Comics, the company offered the following incentive program: retailers who ordered 10 copies of Kabuki: The Alchemy #2 would receive a free copy of the issue with a cover created by Alex Maleev (Diamond Product Code: FEB041320); for each additional 10 copies ordered, retailers could order the issue with the Maleev cover for $2.95 (Diamond Product Code: FEB041321)
· Because the series moved from Image Comics to Marvel Comics, the issue was cancelled, however, the Alex Maleev cover is available through a Marvel Comics incentive program for the first issue
· The promotional artwork for issue #3 originally appeared as page 21 in issue #2

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