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Image Comics Solicits for October 2011

Michael Wirth 07/19/2011 Reviews

Check out below for a list of a list of Image Comics being released in October!

OCTOBER 5

BLOOD RED DRAGON #0

story JON GOFF

art CARLO SORIANO & CRIMELAB SYNDICATE

cover CARLO SORIANO

24 PAGES / FC / T

$3.99

Limited print run of 5000 copies! Legendary comic creators STAN LEE and TODD McFARLANE join international superstar YOSHIKI to bring the world an ALL-NEW HERO!

Born of light. Powered by darkness. Dark prophecies speak of a power beyond comprehension: a noble force that rests, buried in the creative heart of the human spirit.  It is said this power is all that stands between existence and the unmaking of all things. One man must unlock his destiny and be re-made – a warrior to defeat the coming of Oblivion. A hero will rise: The Blood Red Dragon reborn.

BLOOD RED DRAGON combines elements of sci-fi, anime and American superhero comics in a modern gothic adventure story that plays at salvation, while hinting at the end of the world. AND IT ALL STARTS HERE!

THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #1 (of 6)

story JUSTIN JORDAN

art & cover TRADD MOORE

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

Luther Strode is just your average nerd until he sends away for a bodybuilding course from an old comic book, one that works a whole lot better than he ever imagined. His newfound strength and strange talents make school a lot easier, but they’ve also caused some very, very bad people to take a very, very keen interest in him. Things will never be the same for Luther Strode…if he survives.

THE LAST OF THE GREATS #1

story JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

art & cover A  BRENT PEEPLES

cover B PHIL HESTER

32 PAGES / NO ADS

FC / T+

$3.99

“THE DEAL,” Part One

There were seven, possessing the power of gods, and representing all that could be right with the world. But now… he is the Last.  As humanity stands on the brink of annihilation, he is our only hope.  And he hates us for what we’ve done. From the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated writer of ECHOES, Tumor and Elk’s Run comes a dynamic new take on how far mankind will stoop to survive.

’68 ENCORE EDITION

story MARK KIDWELL

art NAT JONES / JAY FOTOS

32 PAGES / FC / M

$3.99

On February 13, 1968, Lieutenant Tommy Blake led a five-man fire team into the deep jungles of Vietnam to investigate the sudden silence of a deep-cover listening post. What they found, far from the relative safety of tiny firebase Aries, hidden by the shadows of an enemy-infested rainforest and buried in the heart of a darkness known as “Indian Country” is a brutal story of violence and horror. The hungry dead have risen in the war torn hell of Vietnam and there are zombies in the razorwire…

So save a bullet for yourself.

Horror masters MARK KIDWELL, NAT JONES and JAY FOTOS are proud to present the deluxe, “re-mastered” version of their 2006 cult hit tale of military horror: ’68. Re-presented in a single-issue format matching the book’s original release, this powerful one-shot story meshes seamlessly with the continuity of the new, ongoing horror comic series and brings the “missing chapter” to a whole new generation of rabid readers.

PILOT SEASON: TEST #1

story JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

art RAHSAN EKEDAL

cover BAGUS HUTOMO of IFS

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$3.99

PILOT SEASON RETURNS! TAKE CONTROL!

The Harvey nominated creative team of ECHOES, JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (I…Vampire) and RAHSAN EKEDAL (Solomon Kane) reunite to kick off 2011’s PILOT SEASON competition with TEST. A group of ten strangers wake up in a mysterious town with no memory of who they are and how they got there.  They are the lone survivors of an apocalyptic event, chosen to repopulate the Earth. But what is the true nature of their fate?

TEST offers a fresh take on survivalist horror and psychological thriller in the way only FIALKOV and EKEDAL can!

GLADSTONE’S SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS #6

story MARK ANDREW SMITH

art / cover ARMAND VILLAVERT

32 PAGES / FC / E

$2.99

All Hell breaks loose when the Gladstone’s Cadets take on their parents’ old superhero nemesis. But have they bitten off more than they can chew? Can they restore their parents’ villainous honor? It’s an action-packed “don’t miss” issue, with far reaching events that change the Gladstone’s universe forever.

 

THE INFINITE #3

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover ROB LIEFELD

32 PAGES / FC / T

$2.99

Something is wrong.  Bowen has traveled to the present to attack The Infinite at a time when no one is even aware of their steps toward world domination – but something is not right, they’re too organized, too prepared… How could he have underestimated them so much?

THE INFINITE #3 DELUXE EDITION

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover ROB LIEFELD

48 PAGES / FC / T

$5.99

This Deluxe Edition of THE INFINITE #3 comes loaded with mountains of behind the scenes sketches and illustrations by ROB LIEFELD and piles of notes and script pages by ROBERT KIRKMAN.  Much like your favorite extras-filled DVDs, this version will give you a glimpse behind the curtain to see all the usually unseen work that goes into the creation of a comic book.

MYSTERIOUS WAYS #4 (of 6)

story JASON RUBIN

art / cover TYLER KIRKHAM

32 PAGES / FC  / M

$3.99

THIS KILLER JUST SAVED YOUR LIFE…

The Truth shall set you free and in this issue, the truth of Sam’s life and deeds will be revealed to him. Video game industry titan JASON RUBIN (THE IRON SAINT, Crash Bandicoot) teams with TYLER KIRKHAM (Green Lantern Corps) to bring a dark, action-packed supernatural thriller that will have you questioning everything you believe.

REED GUNTHER #5

story SHANE HOUGHTON

art / cover CHRIS HOUGHTON

32 PAGES / FC / E

$2.99

“REED GUNTHER AND THE FREAK SHOW SHOWDOWN!”

In the thrilling conclusion to the first story arc, Reed must find a secluded spot in New York City to hide the powerful monster-generating Idol! But where can he hide such a dangerous item in one of the most crowded (and now monster-infested) cities on the planet?

SCREAMLAND #5

story HAROLD SIPE & CHRISTOPHER SEBELA

art LEE LESLIE

cover HECTOR CASANOVA

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

“DEATH OF THE PARTY,” Part Five

Time is running out to find Invisible Man’s murderer and there’s just one name left on the list of suspects: Robrain. Hitting the road to track him down, Carl and Travis will wade into an ocean of secrets, including one so huge it threatens to break up their bromance for good.

SEVERED #3 (of 7)

story SCOTT SNYDER & SCOTT TUFT

art / cover ATTILA FUTAKI

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

“IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE”

Things heat up as our cannibalistic salesman meets the kids and invites them over for dinner.

SCOTT SNYDER (American Vampire, Batman, Swamp Thing), SCOTT TUFT and ATTILA FUTAKI (Percy Jackson) are back with 2011’s most terrifying horror series. SEVERED.

SPAWN #212

story WILL CARLTON

art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE

cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

“VIOLATION OF TRUST,” Part Two

SPAWN vs. VIOLATOR. The truth’s revealed here will either set Jim and the Clown as enemies for all-time, or cement  their bond. Either way, this is the end of the beginning.

 

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #40

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

32 PAGES / BW / M

$2.99

The BEGINNING is near…

 

 

 

NIGHTMARE WORLD, VOL. 3: DEMON DAYS TP

story DIRK MANNING

art  VARIOUS

cover KRISTEN PERRY

128 PAGES / FC / T+

$16.99

The Armageddon is over and The Devil has won. In this latest collection of stories culled from the hit Shadowline Web comic series, learn how the previous NIGHTMARE WORLD tales of Irish fairy-folk, vengeful zombie killers, alien ultra-heroes, Cthulhu and more combine with these 13 new tales of terror to reveal Lucifer’s sinister plan to control Creation, revealing the haunted underbelly of a monstrous world all too similar to our own in the chilling tradition of “Tales from the Crypt” and “The Twilight Zone.”

Includes an introduction by GARY (Deadworld) REED, re-mastered art, a bonus prose story and more!

THE WALKING DEAD BOOK 7 HC

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD

304 PAGES / BW / M

$34.99

Rick and his group learn the dangers of living behind the safety of the Community walls, and much worse: what happens when those walls give way to those outside.

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #73-84

 

 

27: SECOND SET #2 (of 4)

story CHARLES SOULE

art RENZO PODESTA

cover SCOTT FORBES

32 PAGES / FC / T+

GOLDEN AGE FORMAT

$3.99

Garland has revealed to the world that he has a bizarre button implanted in his chest that gives him genius-level creative powers every time it is pushed. His fame has skyrocketed, but he’s already attracting unwanted attention: a 1980s one-hit wonder turned witch will do whatever she can to steal the button, even if it means cutting it right out of Garland’s chest!

THE HIT SERIES RETURNS FOR AN ENCORE!

MORIARTY #5

story DANIEL COREY

art / cover ANTHONY DIECIDUE

32 PAGES / FC / T

$2.99

“THE LAZARUS TREE,” Part One

In the wake of The Dark Chamber, Professor Moriarty finds himself afflicted with unsettling visions. He sets sail for Burma in search of an old ally, but finds himself caught up in a city on the brink of revolt, a troublesome Imperial Policeman, and a secret that holds the key to his destiny.

 

OCTOBER 12 

CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011

story MATT WAGNER, J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, KAZIM ALI, DARA NARAGHI, J.H. WILLIAMS III, MARK WAID, CARLA SPEED MCNEIL, AJ LIEBERMAN, MICHAEL BRAMLEY, STEVE NILES, BRANDON MONTCLARE, JUDD WINICK, RICHARD STARKINGS

art MATT WAGNER, KEVIN SACCO, CRAIG THOMPSON, CHRIS MITTEN, J.H. WILLIAMS III, JEFF LEMIRE, CARLA SPEED MCNEIL, RILEY ROSSMO, FRANK QUITELY, SHANE DAVIS, FRED HEMBECK, MICHAEL MONTENAT & JACK PURCELL, JOËLLE JONES, GREG LAND, GREG HORN, THIAGO MICALOPULOS & RODNEY RAMOS, DUSTIN NGUYEN, DAVE COOPER, IVAN REIS, SHAKY KANE

cover A JOHN CASSADAY

cover B MATT WAGNER

48 PAGES / FC / M

$4.99

A COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND BENEFIT BOOK! Stand Up For Your Rights!  Censorship is the ultimate form of bullying.  Censors want to take away the power people have to think, speak, or create freely.  In CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011, Legendary Editor BOB SCHRECK gathers an all-star line-up of comics creators to stand up to those censoring bullies with 48 powerful pages of ALL NEW story and art about standing up for your rights!  All proceeds from this book benefit the important First Amendment work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who’ve been fighting censorship in comics for 25 years!

This year’s Liberty Annual includes incredible contributions, including all-new original stories by superstars J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, FRANK QUITELY, J.H. WILLIAMS III, STEVE NILES, JUDD WINICK, MARK WAID, and CARLA SPEED MCNEIL.  Plus, new tales featuring GRENDEL by MATT WAGNER, COWBOY NINJA VIKING by AJ LIEBERMAN & RILEY ROSSMO, and ELEPHANTMEN by RICHARD STARKINGS & SHAKY KANE. Plus a massive, and first ever color story from indy comics master CRAIG THOMPSON!  Even Marvel and DC have stepped up to show their support all-new pin-ups including BATMAN by DUSTIN NGUYEN, X-MEN by GREG LAND, GREEN LANTERN by IVAN REIS, and THE AVENGERS by GREG HORN!

All proceeds from CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011 will benefit the important First Amendment legal work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians and readers.

PILOT SEASON: CITY OF REFUGE #1

story MORGAN DAVIS FOEHL

art & cover DENNIS CALERO

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$3.99

PILOT SEASON RETURNS! TAKE CONTROL!

Over a decade after Terminal, the residents of San Francisco live a peaceful and prosperous existence thanks to the Program. Every resident of the city is hand-selected and implanted with the chip Secura, which removes the human capacity for violence to maintain the greater good. Only the city’s security forces are allowed a brief reprieve from Secura through use of the drug Freestone in order to do their jobs. Now, rumors of Freestone getting out into the open market threaten to upset the delicate balance keeping humanity from extinction.

Screenwriter MORGAN DAVIS FOEHL and artist DENNIS CALERO (X-Men: Noir) deliver a twist on the classic dystopian future in CITY OF REFUGE!

ARTIFACTS ORIGINS ONE-SHOT

story RON MARZ

art & cover TOP COW’S FINEST

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$3.99

ORIGINS RETOLD!

Thirteen ancient, mystical Artifacts have influenced the fate of mankind since the beginning of time. These same thirteen are prophesized to bring about the end of the Universe. In this special one-shot, Top Cow Universe architect RON MARZ (Artifacts, Magdalena) unveils the secrets of the Artifacts with an all-star lineup of artist including MARC SILVESTRI, DALE KEOWN, BART SEARS, MICHAEL GOLDEN, WHILCE PORTACIO, MICHAEL BROUSSARD, JEREMY HAUN, JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER and more!

MICE TEMPLAR, VOL. 3 HC

story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING

art MICHAEL AVON OEMING & VICTOR SANTOS

cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING

250 PAGES / FC / T

$29.99

“A MIDWINTER NIGHT’S DREAM”

Karic was the prophesied “Chosen One,” yet now all the Dark Lands will suffer for his audacious actions against King Icarus and the snake god of the druids. Winter has come to the Shadow Time. The Druid High Priest claims the vacant throne and unleashes a wave of tyranny. Civil war looms between rats and weasels. The legend of “Karic Lives” sparks open rebellion. While the hero Karic lies in a feverish coma, unable to wake: yet his dreams are a portal to the Outer Darkness, where the accursed evil of Donas the Nathair lays claim to Karic’s very soul.

The two-time Harvey Award-winning series continues, from the acclaimed writer of THOR: FIRST THUNDER and the co-creator of POWERS and TAKIO!

THE WALKING DEAD #90

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

32 PAGES / BW / M

$2.99

Glenn will soon regret his decision.

 

 

 

 

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #41

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

32 PAGES / BW / M

$2.99

Death surrounds them.

 

 

 

 

WHO IS JAKE ELLIS?, VOL. 1, TP

story NATHAN EDMONDSON

art & cover TONCI ZONJIC

136 PAGES / FC / T+

$16.99

The multiple-sellout miniseries Newsarama calls “a modern noir package that is not to be missed” and MTV “couldn’t put down.”  Jon Moore is a mercenary spy on the run, protected only by Jake Ellis, a man invisible to everyone except Jon.

Collects WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? 1-5

 

 

THE WALKING DEAD “RICK AND ZOMBIES” T-SHIRT

art CHARLIE ADLARD

S-XL $24.99

XXL $27.99

Just in time for the second season!  An all new t-shirt featuring Sheriff Rick Grimes from ROBERT KIRKMAN’s THE WALKING DEAD!  Showcasing artwork by CHARLIE ADLARD, and showcasing the most haunting walkers to date, this shirt is to die for.

 

 

THE WALKING DEAD LUNCHBOX

art CHARLIE ADLARD

$14.99

FEAST ON THIS!

This is the ultimate gift for any fan of ROBERT KIRKMAN’s THE WALKING DEAD – a lunchbox featuring artwork by series artist CHARLIE ADLARD!  Don’t be the last survivor to roam without one!

BLUE ESTATE #6

story VIKTOR KALVACHEV & ANDREW OSBORNE

art VIKTOR KALVACHEV, TOBY CYPRESS, NATHAN FOX & ROBERT VALLEY

cover VIKTOR KALVACHEV

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

“POINT OF NO RETURN”

Worlds collide as dueling escape plans and murder plots converge in a house of cards that’s about to come tumbling down!  A desperate starlet, a greedy mobster, a hired killer and a delusional Dexter fan all stand on the brink…but who will pass the point of no return in part six of this fast, funny, 100% cool new series?

EPOCH #3 (of 5)

story KEVIN McCARTHY

art PAOLO PANTALENA

cover PAOLO PANTALENA & BILL FARMER

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$3.99

TRAINING DAY!

Detective Jonah Wright is in a quandary.  To solve his partner’s murder, he must completely immerse himself into the world of the Supernatural and fight for the Angels in Epoch.  With precious little time and scant hopes to defeat formidable, mythical foes like Demons, Trolls, and Vampires, Jonah has the alluring Aliyah to train him. Sometimes the solution is worse than the problem…

HACK/SLASH #9

story TIM SEELEY

art DANIEL LEISTER

cover A DANIEL LEISTER & RACHELLE ROSENBERG

cover B  KRISTIN ALLEN

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$3.50

“INTERDIMENSIONAL WOMEN’S PRISON BREAKOUT,” Part One

A portal has opened in NYC, letting out womanhood’s worst! DR. WEIR! APRIL FOOL! And BOMB QUEEN! With Vlad too sick to move, Cassie will have to call SAMHAIN for back up! But who’s a bigger threat to the world? The ladies or Sam?

MAGDALENA #10

story RON MARZ

art NELSON BLAKE II, DAVID MARQUEZ, SAL REGLA & DAVE McCAIG

cover NELSON BLAKE II, SAL REGLA & DAVE McCAIG

32 PAGES / FC / T

$3.99

BACK MONTHLY!

Patience and Kristof’s quest to recover a piece of the One True Cross takes a deadly turn in Mexico. Will Patience be able to recover the familial relic or will this mission make her just another statistic in a long line of Magdalenas? Another issue of world-spanning, high octane adventure from the fan favorite team of RON MARZ (ARTIFACTS, WITCHBLADE), NELSON BLAKE II (PILOT SEASON: MURDERER) and DAVID MARQUEZ (Secret Warriors, Days Missing)!

MORNING GLORIES #14

story NICK SPENCER

art JOE EISMA

cover RODIN ESQUEJO

32 PGS / FC / M

$2.99

RUN!!!

Nominated for four Eisner Awards!

 

 

PIGS #2

story NATE COSBY & BEN McCOOL

art BRENO TEMURA

cover FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

“WAYWARD SON”

Who is the White Russian? Why do the Pigs need him? And how deep does loyalty go when the ones you love are terrorists? Witness the ongoing saga of a second generation KGB Cuban sleeper cell by NATE COSBY (Jim Henson’s Storyteller), BEN McCOOL (MEMOIR, CHOKER) & BRENO TEMURA.

SAMURAI’S BLOOD #5 (of 6)

story OWEN WISEMAN

art NAM KIM, MATTHEW DALTON & SAKTI YUMONO

cover JO CHEN

32 PAGES / FC / T

$2.99

The tides of fate have brought a great asset to our three young companions for the Edo Ghost has returned to haunt Gakushi’s reign. But destiny may have different plans for Katashi….

 

 

OCTOBER 19

PILOT SEASON: THE BEAUTY #1

story JEREMY HAUN & JASON HURLEY

art & cover JEREMY HAUN

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$3.99

PILOT SEASON RETURNS! TAKE CONTROL!

Modern society is obsessed with outward beauty. What if there was a way to guarantee you could be come more and more beautiful every day? What if it was contagious? In the world of The Beauty, physical perfection is attainable and while the mass majority of the population has taken advantage of it, Detectives Foster and Vaughn will soon discover it comes with a terrible price.

Writer/artist JEREMY HAUN (Detective Comics, ARTIFACTS) and co-writer JASON HURLEY offer up a startling reflection on the cost of looking good in this procedural science fiction tale.

DOC BIZARRE, M.D. HC

story JOE CASEY

art / color ANDY SURIANO

72 PAGES/ FC / T+

STANDARD SIZE

$12.99

From monsters crippled with pneumonia or demons suffering from incontinence, only one man claims to possess the skills and the training to cure what ails them… DOC BIZARRE, M.D.! He’ll make globe hopping house calls for sick creepers, medically challenged myths and ghouls at death’s door!  It’s over-the-top, comedic horror from JOE CASEY and ANDY SURIANO!

DON’T MISS THIS ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL – JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN!

ARTIFACTS, VOL. 3 TP

story RON MARZ

art JEREMY HAUN & DALE KEOWN

cover DALE KEOWN

160 PAGES / FC / T+

STANDARD SIZE

$19.99

THE EPIC CONCLUSION!

Over a year in the making, the final act of Top Cow’s landmark ARTIFACTS is finally collected. The mysterious Survivor has been revealed and his plan exposed, but with the Artifact bearers evenly split is it possible for anyone to truly triumph? And what role will the deadly Thirteenth Bearer play in the final battle? RON MARZ (WITCHBLADE, MAGDALENA) and artists JEREMY HAUN (Detective Comics) and DALE KEOWN (THE DARKNESS/PITT) take the entire Top Cow Universe to the brink of destruction and beyond!

Collects ARTIFACTS #9-13

ALL NIGHTER  #5  (of 5)

story DAVID HAHN

art / cover DAVID HAHN

32 PAGES / BW / T

$2.99

CONCLUSION!

In this final issue, Kit and her friends set out on a cold winter road trip in an attempt to find the missing Martha.  Kit’s neighborhood is turned into a media carnival of exploitation in the wake of Martha’s disappearance and thresholds are crossed that cannot be uncrossed.

 

SCIENCE DOG OVERSIZED HC

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CORY WALKER

cover CORY WALKER & CHRIS CHUCKRY

64 PAGES / FC / T

$19.99

From the pages of Invincible comes a Science Dog odyssey no fan should miss!  Spanning time and space, watch Science Dog fight fire with fire, evil with science!

 

 

THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TP

story TIM DANIEL & ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

112 PAGES / FC / M

$14.99

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the cast of The Walking Dead.  The Survivor’s Guide is a handy checklist of all the characters who have appeared in the series thus far, alive or dead.  This series is a can’t-miss supplement to the hit comic book series that is now a hit TV series on AMC!

 

 

XENOHOLICS #1

story JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

art SETH DAMOOSE

cover DAN DUNCAN

32 PAGES / FC/ M

$3.50

Are you addicted to aliens? Late night Encounters? Abductions? Probes? The XenoHolics are here to help!

Because everyone thinks they’re a bunch of nutcases, a support group that claims aliens abducted them try to prove that aliens are real. But that’s much easier said than done and they find themselves caught up in not just ONE government conspiracy, but TWO. Oh, yeah and along the way they learn who is lying about being abducted… and who is telling the truth.

Presenting a twisted new series about aliens and the crazy people who believe in them, by creators JOSHUA WILLIAMSON (Superman/Batman, DEAR DRACULA), and SETH DAMOOSE (I HATE GALLANT GIRL) with covers by DAN DUNCAN (TMNT)

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #42

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

32 PAGES / BW / M

$2.99

The time has come.

 

 

 

 

CHEW #23

story JOHN LAYMAN

art / covers ROB GUILLORY

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

“MAJOR LEAGUE CHEW,” Part Three

Hey, remember that dead baseball player we put on the back cover of Issue #15? Tony learns his story this issue. And not voluntarily, either.

 

 

THE DARKNESS #96

story PHIL HESTER

art ROMANO MOLENAAR

cover A JEREMY HAUN

cover B SHELDON MITCHELL

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

CELEBRATE THE FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY!

Since The Darkness first debuted fifteen years ago, the Darkness itself and its headstrong bearer, Jackie Estacado, have often been at odds. Estacado is no saint, but the Darkness has crossed a line and to protect his family, Jackie will take the fight into the heart of the Darkness itself. Leading up to the landmark issue #100, long time writer PHIL HESTER (Wonder Woman, Green Hornet) is joined by artist ROMANO MOLENAAR (The Darkness II: Confession) for the stunning conclusion of his three year run!

Featuring a variant cover by SHELDON MITCHELL!

ELEPHANTMEN #37

story RICHARD STARKINGS

art AXEL MEDLLIN

cover  BOO COOK

40 PAGES / FC / M

$3.99

“THE KILLING SEASON,” Part Two

RAZORBACK! Old friend or new foe..?

 

 

HAUNT #20

story JOE CASEY

art / cover NATHAN FOX

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

The past has caught up with Daniel Kilgore… and the ghost of his brother is sitting this one out!  Held captive in the hellhole of the Radical City of the Second Church, it will take a mysterious stranger to rescue Daniel… not only from his captors, but also from his own nightmares!

 

 

INVINCIBLE #87

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover CORY WALKER

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

RYAN OTTLEY RETURNS TO INVINCIBLE!

It came from outer space–and Invincible was completely unprepared.  Get ready for another classic beat down in the grand Invincible fashion–but what does this have to do with The Viltrumites?

 

 

THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY #8

story S. STEVEN STRUBLE

art SINA GRACE

cover JAMIE McKELVIE

32 PAGES / FC / T

$2.99

“IN A WORLD OF GHOSTS”

The Li’l Depressed Boy has weathered many storms while on the road with Drew Blood, and returns home only to find Jazz waiting on his front stoop.  How will LDB react to the return of the girl who broke his heart?  Also: why is the lock on his door broken?  Featuring a cover by the impossibly dreamy PHONOGRAM artist JAMIE MCKELVIE.

MARKSMEN #4 (of 6)

script DAVID BAXTER

art JAVIER ARANDA, GARRY LEACH & JESSICA KHOLINNE

cover TOMM COKER

32 PAGES / FC / T

$2.99

Drake, Hercules and Athena set out to free Heston, but there are times when great sacrifices must be made, and as war wages mercilessly desperate acts bring dire consequences for the Marksmen.

 

 

NEAR DEATH #2

story  JAY FAERBER

art  SIMONE GUGLIELMINI

cover  TOMM COKER

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

A convicted sex offender is targeted for death after getting released from prison. Can Markham protect the man? Should he?

A new ongoing crime series for fans of Criminal and the novels of Lee Child and Robert Crais.

 

THE RED WING #4 (of 4)

A PLUS! Project

story JONATHAN HICKMAN

art / cover NICK PITARRA & RACHELLE ROSENBERG

32 PAGES / FC / T

$3.50

“THERE’S NEVER TOO MUCH TIME”

Don’t miss the fantastic conclusion to this time-bending epic by JONATHAN HICKMAN and NICK PITARRA.

Discover who won the past! Find out who wins the future! Rewrite EVERYTHING!

SHINKU #5

story RON MARZ

art / cover LEE MODER, MATTHEW WAITE & MICHAEL ATIYEH

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

“THRONE OF BLOOD,” Part Five

Shinku holds the key to wiping out her vampire enemies, but will she be able to unleash it in time? And even if she does… can she survive it herself? The first story arc of the selllout monthly series ends not with a bang, but with a blood-red splatter!

 

TEEN WOLF: BITE ME #2 (of 3)

story DAVID TISCHMAN

art STEPHEN MOONEY

cover JOE CORRONEY

32 PAGES / FC / T

$3.99

VIRUS!

Scott is on the run as he tries to deal with life as a full-time Werewolf.  His Mom, school, Allison, the team–the excuses are piling up and everyone wants to know what’s wrong.  Adding to the drama, Scott’s arch-rival Jackson is using Scott’s disappearance to try and poison Allison against him.  It’s up to Stiles to discover the truth: a bio-engineered virus is causing Scott’s condition.  But who’s behind the attack?  And is there an antidote?  Derek Hale may have the answer.  The comic book based on MTV’s new hit series continues, and tonight’s a full moon.

OCTOBER 26

PILOT SEASON: FLESHDIGGER #1

story SHANNON ERIC DENTON & BRAD KEENE

art ALEX SANCHEZ

cover FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$3.99

PILOT SEASON RETURNS! TAKE CONTROL!

A random act of kindness can be damning. When a man witnessed the ruthless beating of an innocent woman, he rushed to help her and was brutally murdered for his trouble. Now driven by revenge, sorrow, and guilt, the woman enacts arcane forces to resurrect him. From out of the earth he’ll rise, a twisted, worm-riddled monstrosity forced to carry out vengeance to maintain whatever life he has left, all while confronting the unimaginable truth of his new, hideous existence.  Is he forever damned to be a rotting monster driven by an insatiable bloodlust…or is it possible to shed the curse and return to normal?  The torment belongs to the living nightmare they’ll call Fleshdigger.  God help anyone who gets in his way!

From Harvey Award nominee SHANNON ERIC DENTON (GRAVESLINGER, Common Foe) and screenwriter BRAD KEENE (The Grudge 3) and artist ALEX SANCHEZ (Fathom: Blue Descent) comes a tale of supernatural horror!

WITCHBLADE #151

story TIM SEELEY

art DIEGO BERNARD

cover A JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

cover B DENNIS CALERO

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

DAWN OF A NEW ERA!

The new creative team of TIM SEELEY (HACK/SLASH) and DIEGO BERNARD (The Man With No Name) bring excitement and big changes to Sara Pezzini’s world with this debut jump-on issue! Forever altered by the events of ARTIFACTS, Sara finds herself in a completely foreign situation and surroundings. The mystery of how and why will compel readers for the coming year and beyond!

Featuring two covers by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (ARTIFACTS) and DENNIS CALERO (X-Men: Noir)!

PLUS:

WITCHBLADE #151 – Foil Stamped and Signed Collector’s Edition – $14.99

THE INFINITE HORIZON #5 (of 6) (RES)

story GERRY DUGGAN

art & cover  PHIL NOTO

32 PAGES / FC / T- TEEN

$2.99

FINALLY – THE COMPLETED SERIES IS RESOLICITED!

The Captain must avoid the siren song of a post-apocalyptic cult if he is to return safely to America.

 

 

 

LAST MORTAL HC

story JOHN MAHONEY & FILIP SABLIK

art & cover THOMAS NACHLIK

160 PAGES / B&W / M

DIGEST SIZE

$19.99

REVENGE NEVER DIES!

Alec King is a small time thief & con man who has always run away from responsibility. When he and his partner get in over their heads after being blackmailed into becoming hitmen and his partner is killed in the process, Alec tries to escape one last time. Alec attempts to take his own life, only to discover he cannot die. What would you do if you had nowhere left to run?

Collecting the hard-hitting noir tale of revenge from Minotaur Press, this hard cover not only offers the complete series, but a wealth of behind-the-scenes bonus material including a complete cover gallery, character designs, and a look at the development of Last Mortal.

Collects LAST MORTAL #1-4.

AVENGELYNE #4

story ROB LIEFELD & MARK POULTON

art OWEN GIENI

cover A ROB LIEFELD

cover B OWEN GIENI

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

“THE HAND OF GOD,” Part One

The Coven guest star! A newspaper headline sends Avengelyne and Passover to a sleepy little beach town in Southern California to investigate a demon sighting. Meanwhile, Father Peter welcomes Father Michael O’Bannon, who has left Boston for the New Church of the People. Unfortunately, he doesn’t leave behind his violent past as the bible thumping vigilante Priest makes his return! Plus, an “Extreme Origins” back-up written by MARK POULTON, with art by a guest artist!

BOMB QUEEN VII: QUEEN’S WORLD #3 (of 4)

story / art / cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

32 PAGES / FC / M

$3.50

The fanatical rise of the ShadowHawk cult is terrorizing the new era of global peace, now only the true hero behind the mask can save the world – but ShadowHawk’s support begins to fall when Bomb Queen launches her new social network: FaceCrook.

GUILTY PLEASURES WERE NEVER THIS MUCH FUN!

 

‘BREED III #6 (of 6)

story / art / cover JIM STARLIN

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

“THE ALLIANCE!”

Ray Stoner and his new-found allies defend Elsewhere

against the invading demon hordes.  Who are ‘Breed’s mysterious new

friends?  They’re why we can’t show you the cover of this issue.

 

BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER #8

story JOE CASEY

art / cover MIKE HUDDLESTON

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

Just when things couldn’t get any weirder… Just when the nightmare couldn’t get any darker… Just when it you thought it was safe to go back in the comic book store, it’s the newest issue of BUTCHER BAKER!  This issue: The envelope is finally pushed to the breaking point!

BUTCHER BAKER IS THE BOMB BETWEEN YOUR LEGS!

GREEN WAKE #6

story KURTIS J. WIEBE

art / cover RILEY ROSSMO

32 PAGES / FC / M

$3.50

“LOST CHILDREN”

The next chapter of the critically acclaimed saga returns and the face of Green Wake has been forever changed. A new threat to the once-quiet shores surfaces when rowboats wash ashore with nothing but fresh blood as a passenger and a new arrival begins a campaign to unite Green Wake’s inhabitants with unknown purpose.

SAVAGE DRAGON #177

story / art / cover ERIK LARSEN

32 PAGES / FC / T

$3.50

OSAMA BIN LADEN IS BACK AND HE’S OUT TO DESTROY AMERICA!

America’s most wanted terrorist mastermind is back! Only this time he’s a giant mutated killer hellbent on destroying the land of the free! Malcolm Dragon and Battle Girl are in for the greatest fight of their lives but what chance does a couple of high school students have against America’s public enemy #1? Meanwhile, an alien invasion mounts and Savage Dragon is a million lightyears from home!

SKULLKICKERS #12

story  JIM DEMONAKOS, KYLE STEVENS, HOWARD TAYLER, ZACH WEINER & JIM ZUB

art  JOEL CARROLL, MIKE LUCKAS, BEN MCSWEENEY & JOE NG

cover  SAEJIN OH

32 PAGES / FC / T

$2.99

“FOUR MORE TAVERN TALES”

The Skullkickers tip back a few more pints and you’re all invited along

to the pub to toast their glory!

This issue is another righteous Skullkicking short story cavalcade by killer comic talent JOEL CARROLL (Flight), MIKE LUCKAS, BEN MCSWEENEY (Joe is Japanese), JOE NG (Street Fighter IV), HOWARD TAYLER (Schlock Mercenary), ZACH WEINER (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) JIM DEMONAKOS & KYLE STEVENS (Kirby Krackle) and JIM ZUB (that SKULLKICKERS comic thing).

THE VAULT #3 (of 3)

story SAM SARKAR

art  GARRIE GASTONNY

color SAKTI YUWONO

cover GARRIE GASTONNY & BAGUS HUTOMO

32 PAGES / FC / T

$3.50

 

MINISERIES CONCLUSION!

After a confrontation with the Angel of Death that has destroyed their robot and killed one crew member, the team makes it back on board The Revelation believing the creature is dead.  They’re wrong.  Very wrong.

VESCELL #3

story ENRIQUE CARRION

art / cover JOHN UPCHURCH

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

“BONE HUNT”

Lt.Vega is racing against the clock to find a dealer in ancient saint bones that can be used to create S.M.D. (Sorcery of Mass Destruction) Spells. Also a glimpse into Betadov’s plans for Mauricio. The Sci-fi Noir Saga continues!

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #43

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

32 PAGES / BW / M

$2.99

Living safely among the dead for so long can make you let your guard down.  You forget how dangerous they truly are.  Mistakes are made… lives are lost.

 

 

 

FEEL BETTER NOW

A PLUS! Novella

story / art JONATHAN HICKMAN

cover JONATHAN HICKMAN

40 PAGES / FC / T+

$3.99

If you’re a highly qualified psychologist in Los Angeles, the fake problem capital of the world, sometimes you get bored. And, sometimes, this means you screw with your patients.

For the first time in three years, JONATHAN HICKMAN is writing and drawing a creator-owned comic. Known for the boundary-pushing stories like THE NIGHTLY NEWS and PAX ROMANA, this one-and-done book is the first of three PLUS! stories, will not be collected for over a year, and is intended to have a shelf life of several months.

CARBON GREY ORIGINS #1 (of 2)

story PAUL GARDNER, HOANG NGUYEN & KHARI EVANS

art POP MHAN, KHARI EVANS, HOANG NGUYEN & KINSUN LOH

cover KHARI EVANS & KINSUN LOH

alternate cover HOANG NGUYEN

32 PAGES / FC / M

$3.99

“ORIGIN,” Part one of two

Creator HOANG NGUYEN presents an anthology of short stories set in the universe of the Carbon Grey. A boy becomes a god, two fictional characters come to life, a refugee becomes a queen and two sisters become killers. Legends, secret histories, and continuity errors – all will be revealed in CARBON GREY ORIGINS.

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About The Author

Hailing from the armpit of America, New Jersey, Michael has been collecting comic books since the age of 10. Now, he deigns to keep his finger on the pulse of pop-culture, keeping up with every passing fad or iconic innovation, never losing sight of his comic book roots.

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