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Bleeding Cool – Will You Sign The Petition For Rob Granito To Come Back To Comic Cons?No, I won’t.

Bleeding Cool – Avengelyne And Skullkickers Give It Away For FreeGreat to see creativity in how to profit from comics.

GeekWeek – THE GOON Adaptation Isn’t Dead Yet- I want to see this so bad!

Comics Alliance – Why Piracy is Not Responsible for ‘Ruining’ Comics [Op-Ed]One persons opinion.

Comediva – Personals: Super Seeking SidekickAnd you thought online dating was difficult.

PSU – The Darkness II PreviewHaven’t played the first, any good?

Bleeding Cool – Some Superhero Re-Construction Needed by Darin WagnerAn interesting read..

 

Around the Tubes Reviews:

CBR – Flash #5

CBR – The Walking Dead #93

Image Comics in March 2012

Official Press Release

IMAGE COMICS SOLICITATIONS FOR MARCH 2012

SAGA #1

story BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

art / cover  FIONA STAPLES  

MARCH 14 

48 PAGES / FC / M 

$2.99

Y: THE LAST MAN writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN returns to comics with red-hot artist FIONA STAPLES for an all-new ONGOING SERIES!  Star Wars-style action collides with Game of Thrones-esque drama in this original sci-fi/fantasy epic for mature readers, as new parents Marko and Alana risk everything to raise their child amidst a never-ending galactic war. The adventure begins in a spectacular DOUBLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE, with forty-four pages of story with no ads for the regular price of just $2.99!

 

THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #1

story JONATHAN HICKMAN

art NICK PITARRA / CRIS PETER

MARCH 7

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$3.50

“INFINITE OPPENHEIMERS”

What if the research and development department created to produce the first atomic bomb was a front for a series of other, more unusual, programs? What if the union of a generation’s brightest minds was not a signal for optimism, but foreboding? What if everything… went wrong?

Welcome to THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, a brand new, ongoing, monthly comic from the creators of THE RED WING.

Brought to you by award-winning writer JONATHAN HICKMAN and possibly the best new talent of the year, NICK PITARRA, THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS is a look at history through a darker, much stranger, lens.

BLOODSTRIKE #26

story TIM SEELEY

art FRANCHESCO GASTON

cover TIM SEELEY & CARLOS BADILLA

variant cover ROB LIEFELD

MARCH 28

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

Extreme’s zombie-black op-superheroes return!  Cabbot Stone is the last unliving Bloodstrike agent, an unstoppable weapon in America’s war on terror! But being dead is a hell of way to make a living, and Cabbot is losing his faith. Will his latest mission be his last? Bloody horror-action with heart by Hack/Slash writer Tim Seeley and Artist Franchesco Gaston!

HELL YEAH #1

story JOE KEATINGE

art & cover ANDRE SZYMANOWICZ

MARCH 7

32 PAGES / FC / T+ TEEN PLUS

$2.99

THE LAST GENERATION OF HEROES IS HERE!

Twenty years ago, the first-ever superheroes debuted without warning and forever altered our global culture! Now, the generation born in their wake fight to claim their place in a world evolved beyond them! Written by Eisner & Harvey award-winner JOE KEATINGE and illustrated by ELEPHANTMEN and POPGUN’s ANDRE SZYMANOWICZ, HELL YEAH combines the over-the-top excitement of the original Image Comics launch with modern, innovative storytelling. It all begins with a giant-sized first issue containing a full thirty-two pages of story with no ads for the regular price of just $2.99! 

 

HOAX HUNTERS #0

story MICHAEL MORECI & STEVE SEELEY

art JM RINGUET

Cover STEVE SEELEY

MARCH 21

32 PAGES / FC / T

$2.99

“GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER”

Cryptids. Aliens. Monsters. All the world’s bizarre secrets–what if they were real? Their existence would be debunked by a reality TV show! HOAX HUNTERS is that show, publicly disproving all variety of lore. But their real goal is the opposite: as the world’s dark corners surface, the HOAX HUNTERS cover them up.

When a mysterious astronaut made of crows appears in Russia, the HOAX HUNTERS are on the case.

From the pages of HACK/SLASH!

REBEL BLOOD #1 (of 4)

story ALEX LINK & RILEY ROSSMO

art / cover RILEY ROSSMO

MARCH 28

32 pages / FC / M

$3.50

FROM THE DESK OF OFFICER RED PROSPERO; WHILE YOU WERE OUT: 

“The world went to hell in a hand basket.  A highly infectious disease has turned every living thing into zombies. Your neighbors will rend your flesh with their bare teeth.  So will the rats.  And if the rats don’t, the squirrels will.  Save yourself.  Stay in the woods.  Pray it hasn’t reached the wolves…and keep your gun loaded.”

From the co-creator of COWBOY NINJA VIKING and GREEN WAKE comes a zombie tale like none you’ve read before, with a Twilight Zone twist!

THE DARKNESS #101

story DAVID HINE

art / cover JEREMY HAUN

variant cover MARC SILVESTRI

MARCH 21

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

NEW CREATIVE TEAM! BOLD NEW DIRECTION!

“THE CRACK IN EVERYTHING”, PART 1

Hot on the heels of THE DARKNESS II video game release, Top Cow proudly welcomes the new creative team of DAVID HINE (THE DARKNESS: FOUR HORSEMEN, THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN) and JEREMY HAUN (ARTIFACTS, BATTLE HYMN, Detective Comics)! On the surface, Jackie Estacado has everything he ever wanted – control of the Darkness, a successful career, and happy family life. Only his desire to make his life truly perfect will be his undoing.

 

’68, VOL. 1: BETTER RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE TP

story MARK KIDWELL

art / cover NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

MARCH 7

178 PAGES / FC / M

$19.99

There are zombies in the razorwire. Welcome to 1968…and the end of the world. From the steaming jungles of Viet Nam to the brightly lit campus of demonstration-torn Berkeley, California, ravenous hordes of unstoppable ghouls are changing the face of the Age of Aquarius.

Collected for the first time, this 178-page trade paperback re-presents the first four-issue story arc from the ’68 ongoing series, along with the re-colored and re-lettered original one-shot from 2006! Plus, creators MARK KIDWELL, NAT JONES and JAY FOTOS have included tons of behind-the-scenes extras to make this a must-have for zombie and horror fans everywhere!

Collects ’68 #1-4, plus the 2006 ’68 one-shot

 

 

THE DARKNESS: ACCURSED, VOL. 7 TP

story PHIL HESTER

art ROMANO MOLENAAR & LEANDRO OLIVEIRA

cover MICHAEL BROUSSARD

MARCH 14

160 PAGES / FC / T

STANDARD

$19.99

PHIL HESTER’S EPIC RUN CONCLUDES!

Jackie Estacado has been pushed to the limit and beyond. He finally has something worth losing in his life and there is only one true threat to his happiness – the Darkness, itself. Utilizing the Sun Dagger, Estacado will die and plunge himself into the Darkness dimension itself to confront the very source of his gift and his curse.

Longtime writer PHIL HESTER (Wonder Woman, Bionic Man) concludes his critically acclaimed run on one of Top Cow’s flagship franchises with art by ROMANO MOLENAAR (Within Temptation’s the Unforgiving) and LEANDRO OLIVEIRA (Superman) with “Total Darkness.” The perfect way to catch up before starting DAVID HINE and JEREMY HAUN’s new run!

Collects THE DARKNESS #96-100

 

THE LAST OF THE GREATS, VOL. 1 TP

story JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

art / cover  BRENT PEEPLES

MARCH 21

136 PAGES / FC / M

$12.99

MEET THE LAST – He’s mankind’s last hope and he f#@&ing HATES us.

As the Earth stands on the brink of annihilation we must beg the last survivor of a family of superheroes to put aside his hatred and save our asses. From the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated writer of ECHOES, Tumor and I, Vampire comes the complete first volume of the critically-acclaimed vision of Super Heroes for the 21st century.

Collects LAST OF THE GREATS #1-5

 

MAGDALENA, VOL. 2 TP

story RON MARZ

art NELSON BLAKE II, DAVID MARQUEZ & KEU CHA

cover NELSON BLAKE II

MARCH 21

160 PAGES / FC / T

STANDARD

$19.99

MAGDALENA RETURNS! GUEST STARRING WITCHBLADE!

Patience, the current Magdalena, has reconciled with the Catholic Church and agreed to work with her former masters. But there are still forces within the Church that feel another might serve more willingly as the bearer of the Spear of Destiny. Patience must fight for her place and then with her partner and mentor, Kristof, recover a piece of the True Cross from mercenaries.

Written by Top Cow Universe architect RON MARZ (ARTIFACTS, WITCHBLADE) and featuring art from NELSON BLAKE II (PILOT SEASON: MURDERER), DAVID MARQUEZ (Fantastic Four: Season One, Days Missing), and KEU CHA (WITCHBLADE, RISING STARS) this collections collects the “Sisters” and “The One, True Cross” story arcs!

Collects MAGDALENA #7-12

 

MARKSMEN, VOL. 1 TP

story DAVID BAXTER

art JAVIER ARANDA & GARRY LEACH

cover  TOMM COKER

MARCH 14

192 PAGES / FC / T

STANDARD SIZE

$15.99

Sixty years ago the oil ran out and debts were called in. Civil war followed that splintered America into warring fiefdoms. New San Diego is a technocratic utopia that offers the last bastion of peace and prosperity, provided you live within its walls. Drake McCoy is its best protector.  One of a select group of Marksmen, descended from the Navy Seals, McCoy defends the city from the numerous threats in the wasteland outside the walls.  But when the oil rich Lone Star state sends a powerful army to steal New San Diego’s energy technology, even the Marksmen’s skill may not be enough to fend off the siege.

Collects MARKSMEN #1-6

 

 

MORIARTY, VOL. 2: THE LAZARUS TREE TP

story DANIEL COREY

art  ANTHONY DIECIDUE & MIKE VOSBURG

cover ANTHONY DIECIDUE

MARCH 14

136 PAGES / FC / T

$14.99

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.

Collects MORIARTY #5-9

 

 

SAVAGE DRAGON ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VOL. 1 HC

story / art / cover ERIK LARSEN

MARCH 21

336 PAGES / FC / T+

OVERSIZED

$34.99

The earliest adventures of fandom’s favorite fin-head are collected for the first time in an oversized volume in full color! It’s all here! Overlord! SuperPatriot! Mako! Arachnid! Freak Force! It’s the beginning of the greatest comic book in the history of comic books! Savage Dragon defends Chicago from Overlord and the Vicious Circle and the stakes–and body count–couldn’t be higher! It’s the definitive Savage Dragon collection! Guest-starring Rob Liefeld’s Badrock and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Comes with our highest possible recommendation!

Collects the expanded five-issue miniseries and Savage Dragon #1-7, plus covers, sketches and behind the scenes material.

 

 

SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 14 TP

story TODD McFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN

art GREG CAPULLO & DANNY MIKI

cover CLAYTON CRAIN

MARCH 7

152 PAGES / FC / T+

STANDARD SIZE

$14.99

Relive the excitement of one of the best-selling independent comics of all time and grow your SPAWN: ORIGINS collection! In this volume: The ghost of slain child killer Billy Kincaid returns to taunt Spawn! Possessing human souls, Kincaid carries out his dirty work vicariously through innocents. Sam and Twitch find themselves knee deep in it when current police officers become victims to Kincaid’s torment. Can they help Spawn save the people without killing all of them too!?

Collects SPAWN #81-86

 

 

TELLOS COLOSSAL, VOL. 2 HC

story TODD DEZAGO

art CRAIG ROUSSEAU, THOR BADENDYCK, CIRO TOTA, MAURICET & more

cover MIKE WIERINGO, ROB STULL & PAUL MOUNTS

MARCH 28

240 PAGES / FC / E

OVERSIZED

$39.99

Collecting ALL the rest! This massive, oversized tome collects all of the further adventures, all other TELLOS material beyond  TODD DEZAGO and MIKE WIERINGO’s original ten-issue masterpiece! Featuring art by CRAIG ROUSSEAU, THOR BADENDYCK, HOWARD PORTER, CARLO BARBERI, ERIC WOLFE-HANSON, DAVE TATA European Superstar, CRISSE, and more! Complete your TELLOS collection today!

Collects TALES OF TELLOS #1-3, MAIDEN VOYAGE, THE LAST HEIST and SONS AND MOONS

 

THE WALKING DEAD: CUTTING ROOM FLOOR HC

story & art ROBERT KIRKMAN

cover by CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

MARCH 14

112 PAGES / FC / T

OVERSIZED

$19.99

For the first time ever: an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look at ROBERT KIRKMAN’s original, hand-written plot lines for the early issues of the Eisner-award winning series!  See what plot lines were left on the cutting room floor and get an in-depth look at how the series came together.  This collection includes commentaries on KIRKMAN’s original plots with never before seen material. This is the WALKING DEAD collector’s item of the year!

Collects NEVER BEFORE SEEN WALKING DEAD PLOTS!

 

THE ACTIVITY #4

story NATHAN EDMONDSON

art & cover MITCH GERADS

MARCH 14

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$3.50

“WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN”

Fort Bragg is calling: DELTA has a problem with an out of control Columbian drug lord, and it’s up to Danny Locke’s Team Omaha to find a solution. THE ACTIVITY #4 is a great jumping-on point as the series continues to grind high-octane realism at all latitudes.

ALPHA GIRL #2

story JEAN-PAUL BONJOUR & JEFF ROENNING

art / cover ROBERT LOVE, DANA SHUKARTSI, & DIEGO SIMONE

MARCH 14

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

The action-packed second issue opens with our heroine getting her first taste of the new apocalyptic world. On the run from rabid women and mysterious men in black rubber suits, Judith flees to the suburbs where she meets Frank, a sex starved teenager with a horrible secret. Joining forces, the two teens set out to evade evisceration and find Judith’s brother!

ARTIFACTS #17

story RON MARZ

art / cover STJEPAN SEJIC

MARCH 7

32 PAGES / FC / T

$3.99

“SEARCH FOR THE ANGELUS,” Part Four

Tom Judge and Tilly Grimes were prepared that not all the bearers of the 13 Artifacts would be receptive to their call to action. They even anticipated that it would shake some to the core. But they never expected what came next. RON MARZ (MAGDALENA, SHINKU) and STJEPAN SEJIC (ANGELUS) continue the story of the Top Cow Universe in directions that will top everything that has come before!

ALSO AVAILABLE:

ARTIFACTS #1-13 Complete 1-in-100 Foil Variant Cover Set – All Signed by MARC SILVESTRI – $500.00

(NOTE: Valued at $975. Limited to 50 sets. Allocations may occur.)

 

 

AVENGELYNE #9

story MARK POULTON

art OWEN GIENI

cover A ROB LIEFELD

cover B OWEN GIENI

cover C CORY HAMSCHER

MARCH 28

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

“THE HUNT,” Part Three

Guest starring the SEVEN DEADLY SINS. The manhunt for Father Michael continues, as Avengelyne and Passover search for Priest. Meanwhile, the Red Dragon chooses who wields the Luci-Fire weapon. Plus, an Extreme Origins back-up written by Mark Poulton with art by a guest artist!

BLUE ESTATE #10

story VIKTOR KALVACHEV & ANDREW OSBORNE

art VIKTOR KALVACHEV, TOBY CYPRESS & NATHAN FOX

cover VIKTOR KALVACHEV

MARCH 7

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

“DEAD HEAT”

With just three episodes left in the season, the race for revenge is on and the fight for survival comes down to a photo finish!  See who goes to the mattresses, who sleeps with the fishes and who just stays groovy as Blue Estate scores another bull’s-eye with part ten of the fast, funny, 100% cool series (But wait! There’s more…at www.BlueEstateComic.com!)

THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN: DISINTERRED #3 (of 6)

story DAVID HINE

art & cover SHAKY KANE

MARCH 28

32 PAGES / FC / M

$3.99

“AS FLIES TO WANTON BOYS…”

Coffin Fly rises again to join The Unforgiving Eye in a race against time as The Red Menace launches an attack on planet Earth. But who is really behind this nefarious plan for world domination? Could it be that we are all no more than playthings in the hands of a 10-year-old sociopath?

 

ELEPHANTMEN #41

story / art DAVID HINE

cover BOO COOK

MARCH 21

40 PAGES / FC / M

$3.99

“A LONG AND GHASTLY KITCHEN”

DAVID HINE, co-creator of THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN, new writer of THE DARKNESS and creator of STRANGE EMBRACE, tells the story of the last days of MAPPO geneticist Javier Kubec…

FATALE #3

story ED BRUBAKER

art SEAN PHILLIPS & DAVE STEWART

cover SEAN PHILLIPS

MARCH 7

32 PAGES / FC / M

$3.50

What will Detective Walt Booker sacrifice, to what gods? And is he

looking for redemption or revenge? In part three of BRUBAKER and

PHILLIPS’ new horror/noir masterpiece, the threads of the first arc twist together… into a noose around the neck of a corrupt cop in late ‘50s San Francisco.

GLORY #24

story JOE KEATINGE

art & cover ROSS CAMPBELL

FEBRUARY 15

32 PAGES / FC / T+ 

$2.99

“ONCE AND FUTURE,” Part Two

Glory discovers some embers of war can never be extinguished as secrets of her past threaten to devastate the present. The bold new direction written by Eisner & Harvey-award winner JOE KEATINGE and illustrated by Wet Moon’s ROSS CAMPBELL continues with one of the most brutal opening sequences in Extreme history.

 

HACK/SLASH #14

story TIM SEELEY

art EMILIO LAISO

cover TIM SEELEY & ALAN PASSALAQUA

variant cover SHANE WHITE

MARCH 21

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$3.50

“MONSTER BAITING,” Part Three

Cat Curio has been kidnapped by the Gorillaconda! Cassie is prey for a demented hunter slasher! Samhain has to battle his way through Psychosaurs, and make the ultimate decision! Will he become a slasher again to save Cassie and Cat?

HAUNT #24

story JOE CASEY

art / cover NATHAN FOX

MARCH 28

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

It’s mayhem on the streets of Manhattan!  A relentless creature of fury andfire running amok!  Only Haunt can save the city from an apocalyptic end!  But at what cost?  The new nightmare rolls on in 2012!

THE INFINITE #7

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover ROB LIEFELD

MARCH 7

32 PAGES/FC/ T

$2.99

Bowen’s plan is falling apart.  He’s on the run, his team is in disarray–he only has one place to go if he’s going to turn things around.  In order to defeat The Infinite and save the world–there’s only one man he can rely on… his father.

INVINCIBLE #91

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & JOHN RAUCH

MARCH 14

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

The new Invincible will not back down, will not give in, and he is not going to play nice.  What happens when Mark Grayson isn’t happy with his replacement?  All this and… What exactly happened between Robot and Monster Girl in the Flaxan Dimension?

 

 

THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY #12

story S. STEVEN STRUBLE

art / cover SINA GRACE

MARCH 28

32 PAGES / FC / T

$2.99

“BRAND NEW SHOES”

The Li’l Depressed Boy may have met a new crush… but does he have the guts to ask if the spark is mutual?  It all begins with a question.

MONDO #3 (of 3)

story / art / cover TED McKEEVER

MARCH 7

40 PAGES / BW / M

GOLDEN-AGE FORMAT

$4.99

Y’know those kinds of days when your fuse is so short, you explode at the most mundane circumstance? Mondo doesn’t have those days because EVERY day is that way for him, and in the third and final issue of this explosive ‘Roid-Raging series, he’s about to outdo even himself.

 

 

MORNING GLORIES #19

story NICK SPENCER

art JOE EISMA

cover RODIN ESQUEJO

MARCH 21

32 PGS / FC / M

$2.99

Lights Out. Nobody home.

MUDMAN #4

Story / art / cover PAUL GRIST

MARCH 28

32 PAGES / FC / T

$3.50

Burnbridge on Sea is under attack… from the sea? Mudman is the only

person who can the tide – but when you’re made of mud, water isn’t the easiest thing to stop.

NANCY IN HELL (ON EARTH) #3 (of 4)

story EL TORRES

art ENRIQUE LOPEZ LORENZANA

color FRAN GAMBOA

MARCH 28

32 PAGES / FC / M

$3.99

The whole world will be annihilated and consumed by Hell. And the Angels want to cut out that cancer… and that means to destroy the Earth. Nancy and Lucifer must join forces with their worst enemy, Mr. Macabre, to stop Gabrielle… and the nuclear devices she’s ready to detonate.

NEAR DEATH #6

story  JAY FAERBER

art  SIMONE GUGLIELMINI

cover  FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

MARCH 21

32 PAGES / FC / T+ TEEN PLUS

$2.99

This issue’s a great jumping-on point as Markham embarks on his first case in his new town – protecting the outgoing Los Angeles District Attorney, whose many enemies are coming after him now that he no longer has police protection.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME #2

story ANGELO TIROTTO

art / cover RICHARD JORDAN

MARCH 21

32 pages / FC / M

$2.99

“HOME AGAIN,” Part Two

Dee’s world gets even more complicated when dead bodies, family secrets and a threat from the past set her down a road that will change her life forever! Who said coming home was easy?

 

PETER PANZERFAUST #2

story KURTIS J. WIEBE

art & cover TYLER JENKINS

MARCH 14

32 Pages / FC / M

$3.50 

THE GREAT ESCAPE,” Part Two

With Calais in the early stages of occupation, Peter and the boys discover a squad of captured British soldiers. Seeing an opportunity to get a ticket to London by saving them, they engage in a dangerous game of espionage that ends with a deadly showdown.

 

PIGS #7

story NATE COSBY & BEN McCOOL

art BRENO TEMURA

cover CHRISTIAN WARD

MARCH 14

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

“INSIDE”

The “SAN QUENTIN BLUES” saga continues.

The White Russian’s plan has gone horribly wrong. Time to blow everything up.

PROPHET #23

story BRANDON GRAHAM

art SIMON ROY

cover FAREL DALRYMPLE

MARCH 21

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

Prophet finally arrives at the towers of Thauili Van. He must reach the G.O.D. satellite by climbing up, all the way to the edge of earths atmosphere past raging battles, crystalline beasts
and bizarre alien technology. All the while fighting to stay ahead of the deadly hunter who tracks him.

 

 

REED GUNTHER #9

story SHANE HOUGHTON

art & cover CHRIS HOUGHTON

MARCH 14

32 PAGES / FC / E

$2.99

“FIENDS FOREVER,” Part One

When an evil spirit is awakened inside of Sterling, Reed must face off against his best friend and become a bear-fighting cowboy!

 

 

SAVAGE DRAGON #180

story / art / cover  ERIK LARSEN  

MARCH 7

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$3.50

“ALIEN INVASION,” the finale!

The war comes to its epic conclusion! Death! Destruction! Genocide!

Earth’s greatest heroes faces their biggest challenge ever – and the fallout is anything but pretty. Will there be anything left worth living for? The answer will leave you breathless.

 

 

SPAWN #217

story WILL CARLTON

art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE

cover MICHAEL GOLDEN

MARCH 7

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

“THE GATHERING STORM,” Part Five

As the various factions swirling around Jim continue to come into focus, Malebolgia makes his move.  He confronts Clown about the missing piece of his power and sets up a showdown that will test Jim’s true power.

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

story JUSTIN JORDAN

art / cover TRADD MOORE

MARCH 7

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

MINISERIES CONCLUSION

It ends here. Luther has lost nearly everything, but can he stop the Librarian from taking away the rest? Blood will flow, guts will fly and lives will change as the hit mini series concludes.

SUPER DINOSAUR #10

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover JASON HOWARD

MARCH 21

32 PAGES / FC / E

$2.99

The dreaded Exile proves to be a far more formidable foe than Max Maximus ever was! Super Dinosaur finds himself under attack by The Exile led horde of Dino-Men! Meanwhile, Derek must infiltrate The Exile’s secret base in order to find the key to defeating him once and for all! But what about Derek’s mother?  Will he ever find out she exists?

THIEF OF THIEVES #2

story ROBERT KIRKMAN & NICK SPENCER

art / cover SHAWN MARTINBROUGH

MARCH 7

32 PAGES / FC / T

$2.99

Conrad Paulson has turned his back to his life as Redmond, international master criminal, in order to regain some semblance of the life he left behind.  Will it be enough to reconcile with his wife? Save his son from the life? Or will it end up getting them all killed?

THE WALKING DEAD #95

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

MARCH 28

32 PAGES / BW / M

$2.99

“A LARGER WORLD” CONTINUES

Rick and his group are welcomed into a new community, led by a new charismatic leader.  Rick has experienced this before.  Is this the beginning of a new era of peace for Rick and the others… or is this man every bit as dangerous as The Governor?

WHISPERS #2

story / art / cover  JOSHUA LUNA

MARCH 28

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

Sam has a wild imagination. However, as his supernatural ability allows him to see things the human eye cannot and should not see, the more reality will prove to be stranger—and more hellish—than he could ever imagine.

JOSHUA LUNA of THE LUNA BROTHERS (ULTRA, GIRLS, THE SWORD) makes a solo debut with a dark, supernatural thriller that questions free will and explores the obsessions, addictions and urges we all have and may not have control of at all.

WITCHBLADE #155

story TIM SEELEY

art / cover DIEGO BERNARD & FRED BENES

variant cover JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

MARCH 28

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

“UNBALANCED PIECES”, Conclusion

Sara Pezzini only wants to repay Cain Jorgonson by rescuing him, but a mysterious cult stands firmly in her way. The new creative team of TIM SEELEY (HACK/SLASH, BLOODSTRIKE) and DIEGO BERNARD (The Man With No Name) conclude their genre bending first arc on WITCHBLADE as Sara finds herself caught between a Chicago feud much older than she ever suspected! Can Sara protect an innocent cop and save a poseur magician and bring two opposing gangs to justice?

ALSO AVAILABLE:

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Preview – Avengelyne #3

Official Press Release

Avengelyne #3

Story ROB LIEFELD & MARK POULTON Art OWEN GIENI Cover A ROB LIEFELD

‘DEVIL IN THE FLESH,’ Conclusion The thrilling conclusion to the first story arc! Has Hell found its new second in command? As Avengelyne battles the serial killer Torment, the Red Dragon shows his true form in battle against Passover!

Image Comics: August 2011 Solicitations

Official Press Release

THE INFINITE #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / covers ROB LIEFELD
1:25 incentive cover ROB LIEFELD
1:50 incentive cover ROB LIEFELD & TODD McFARLANE
Blank sketch variant cover also available.
SEE ORDER FORM FOR MORE DETAILS!
AUGUST 3
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99

Freedom fighter Bowen has lost everything in the war against The Infinite.  His only hope is to travel back in time to prevent their world domination before it starts!  Bowen can’t do this alone, he must turn to the only ally he knows he can trust: HIMSELF.  Now a man in his 40s, damaged by the horrors of war, must team up with his younger, reckless and optimistic 20-year-old self in order to SAVE THE WORLD!

THE INFINITE #1 DELUXE EDITION
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover ROB LIEFELD
AUGUST 3
48 PAGES / FC / T
$5.99

This Deluxe Edition of THE INFINITE #1 is the complete first issue plus 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.

SEVERED #1
story SCOTT SNYDER & SCOTT TUFT
art / cover ATTILA FUTAKI
AUGUST 3
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

“NOTHING WASTED,” Part One
1916. A man haunts the roads; a man with sharp teeth and a hunger for flesh. When 12-year-old Jack Garron runs away from home, he’ll see how quickly the American Dream becomes a nightmare. Be there at the beginning of the series that everyone will be talking about!

From Eisner-nominated writer SCOTT SNYDER (American Vampire, Detective Comics), SCOTT TUFT and ATTILA FUTAKI (NYT Best-Selling-Artist: Percy Jackson) comes the most terrifying horror series of 2011–SEVERED.

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SHUDDERTOWN HC

BOMB QUEEN VII #1 (of 4)
story JIMMIE ROBINSON
art / cover JIMMIE ROBINSON
 
AUGUST 24
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.50

“QUEEN’S WORLD”

Forget what you know about Bomb Queen. 100 years in the future, the world has become a utopian paradise. Governments and religion are at peace, but that tranquility is threatened when Bomb Queen is unleashed out of her slumber, however her return won’t come easy when she learns the truth about the new world.

A whole new series as shock follows shock for our favorite sovereign. And wait until you see who’s joining the cast!

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BOMB QUEEN, VOL. 1 TP
BOMB QUEEN, VOL. 2 TP
BOMB QUEEN, VOL. 3 TP
BOMB QUEEN, VOL. 4 TP
BOMB QUEEN, VOL. 5 TP
BOMB QUEEN, VOL. 6 TP

EPOCH #1 (of 5)
story KEVIN McCARTHY
art PAOLO PANTALENA & JORGE FARES
cover PAOLO PANTALENA & PAOLO BARBIERI
AUGUST 3
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.99

THE GREATEST TOURNAMENT THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN BEGINS ANEW!

Top Cow Productions and Heroes and Villains Entertainment proudly present a dark and intensely kinetic tale from writer KEVIN McCARTHY (Red Sonja, The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist) and newcomer PAOLO PANTALENA (What If?: House of M, War of Kings: Darkhawk). Jonah Bishop is an NYPD detective assigned to a mysterious murder case that threatens to rip the reality he knows and plunge him into the shadow world of his heritage–the Supernatural. Jonah’s quest will drop him deep in the middle of a conspiracy that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of society.

THE VAULT #1 (of 3)
story SAM SARKAR
art  GARRIE GASTONNY
color SAKTI YUWONO
cover BAGUS HUTOMO
JULY 27
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.50

A small team of treasure hunters struggles to excavate a dangerous and legendary treasure pit before a massive storm hits Sable Island, the “Graveyard of the North Atlantic”. Equipped with all the latest technology, the scientists believe they are prepared against all of nature’s fury, but nothing can prepare them for what they are about to unleash from The Vault.

From the team that brought you CALIBER and the artist of SUPERGOD.

’68: HARDSHIP (ONE-SHOT)
story MARK KIDWELL
art JEFF ZORNOW & JAY FOTOS
cover A JEFF ZORNOW & JAY FOTOS
cover B NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

AUGUST 24
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.99

In February of 1968, Teddy Calhoun came home from Vietnam and brought a piece of the war back with him. Through a prism of battle fatigue and schizophrenia, his vision of Nebraska has changed into a threatening landscape of violence and enemy occupation. Now, Teddy will do whatever he must to protect his family from the murderous approach of “Charlie” and an army of the risen, hungry dead.

’68 Hardship is a journey into a psychological realm of hallucination, violence and undead horror. Written by MARK KIDWELL, with monstrous artwork by JEFF ZORNOW and JAY FOTOS, this one-shot is a direct tie-in with the regular ongoing ’68 series, extending the world of Vietnam/Zombie horror to America’s heartland and your own backyard.

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HORROR BOOK TP

DEADLANDS: DEATH WAS SILENT (ONE-SHOT)
story RON MARZ
art & cover BART SEARS
AUGUST 17 
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99

Visionary Comics and Pinnacle Entertainment present the third one-shot of the weird Western world of DEADLANDS!  A silent bounty hunter rides into a remote town, but the town holds dark secrets that may turn the hunter into the hunted. Superstars RON MARZ and BART SEARS team for a weird Western tale unlike any other!

MORNING GLORIES YEARBOOK 2011
story NICK SPENCER
art RODIN ESQUEJO & JOE EISMA
cover RODIN ESQUEJO
AUGUST 31
32 PGS / FC / M
$2.99

A look back at our first year at the academy, with a sequential recap by MORNING GLORIES cover artist RODIN ESQUEJO! And loaded up with extras like character bios, sketches, designs, script excerpts, and more!

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FORGETLESS HC

SAVAGE DRAGON #175 
story ERIK LARSEN
art / cover ERIK LARSEN
AUGUST 31
48 PAGES / FC / T+
$4.99

SAVAGE DRAGON IS BACK!

Or is he? Special 48-page anniversary issue! A certain green-skinned, fin-headed freak finds himself aboard a spaceship headed for parts unknown and has to begin making sense of his new life and the new reality which surrounds him.  Meanwhile on Earth, Malcolm Dragon faces his greatest challenge yet: the omnipotent OverLord! And waiting in the wings–an alien invasion! Plus: Vanguard faces… Universo?

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SAVAGE DRAGON: BACK IN BLUE TP
SAVAGE DRAGON: IDENTITY CRISIS TP
SAVAGE DRAGON: DRAGON WAR TP
SAVAGE DRAGON: EMPEROR DRAGON TP

VESCELL #1
story ENRIQUE CARRION
art / cover JOHN UPCHURCH
AUGUST 31
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

The International Company known as Vescell specializes in what is commonly known as “Vtrans”, the transferring of a person’s mind and spirit from one body into another.  Former Icarus City Detective, Mauricio “Moo” Barrino is now Vescell’s best agent, handling the most high profile and dangerous cases. In the seedy world of a high end corporate espionage, where mysticism and guns clash, and money is tainted with sin, Agent Mauricio Barrino fights against the demons of fate while trying to reach the heaven of his destiny. Be prepared for the bar-raising, sci-fi noir epic that is VESCELL.

THE DARKNESS: ACCURSED, VOL. 5 TP
story PHIL HESTER & JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
art SHELDON MITCHELL, ROMANO MOLENAAR & MATT TIMSON
cover MICHAEL BROUSSARD & STEVE FIRCHOW
AUGUST 31
144 PAGES / FC / T
STANDARD SIZE
$16.99

Jackie Estacado, the current bearer of The Darkness, was blackmailed and lied to by a devil calling himself The Sovereign. Now free from The Sovereign’s grip, Jackie has assembled a motley crew of criminals with one goal – destroy every last one of The Sovereign’s reliquaries! His quest will pit him against a former Russian mob boss turned art collector, a mute mystic, countless of The Sovereign’s statues, and even traitors within his midst! Concluding the second year of writer PHIL HESTER’S (Firebreather, Wonder Woman) epic run and featuring art by SHELDON MITCHELL (Pilot Season: Stealth) and ROMANO MOLENAAR (The Darkness II: Confession), and a special stand-alone “Tale of The Darkness” issue set in the Wild West by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (Tumor, Echoes) and MATT TIMSON (Impaler, Popgun).

Collects THE DARKNESS #85-89.

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THE DARKNESS: ACCURSED, VOL. 1 TP
THE DARKNESS: ACCURSED, VOL. 2 TP
THE DARKNESS: ACCURSED, VOL. 3 TP
THE DARKNESS: ACCURSED, VOL. 4 TP

HACK/SLASH, VOL. 9: TORTURE PRONE TP
story TIM SEELEY
art DANIEL LEISTER & JETHRO MORALES
cover TIM SEELEY  
AUGUST 10
160 PAGES / FC / T+
$16.99

The hit new ongoing series from Image is collected! In a dark future ruled by the Murder Messiah, street witch Liberty Lochs is on a mission to change the past. Meanwhile, horror heroes Cassie Hack & Vlad must contend with an obsessive serial killer, and a duo of slashers they thought they’d already put down. This epic collection sets the staus quo for Cass & Vlad’s new adventures.

Collects HACK/SLASH ANNUAL #2 and HACK/SLASH #1-4

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HACK/SLASH OMNIBUS, VOL. 1 TP
HACK/SLASH OMNIBUS, VOL. 2 TP
HACK/SLASH OMNIBUS, VOL. 3 TP
HACK/SLASH, VOL. 8: SUPER SIDEKICK SLEEPOVER SLAUGHTER TP

HALCYON TP
story MARC GUGGENHEIM & TARA BUTTERS
art & cover RYAN BODENHEIM & MARK ENGLERT
AUGUST 17
132 PAGES / FC / T

What happens when the neverending battle for truth and justice…ends? With crime and violence nonexistent, and the human race seemingly neutered of all aggressive tendencies, the superheroes of HALCYON appear to have completed their mission. But one member of the team isn’t pleased with this new development, and will stop at nothing to uncover the catalyst for this global phenomenon. Including never-before-seen extras and behind-the-scenes artwork!

Collects HALCYON #1-5

INVINCIBLE COMPENDIUM, VOL. 1 TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art CORY WALKER & RYAN OTTLEY
cover RYAN OTTLEY
AUGUST 3
1024 PAGES / FC / T

Introducing the first nine volumes of the greatest superhero comic in the universe, collected into one massive paperback edition!

Collects INVINCIBLE #1-47

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THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM, VOL. 1 TP

MALINKY ROBOT: COLLECTED STORIES & OTHER BITS TP
story SONNY LIEW
art / cover SONNY LIEW
AUGUST 3
128 PAGES / FC / E
$16.99

Street urchins Atari and Oliver are out to steal bicycles, watch Giant Robot movies and spend some Large Denominational Bills! MALINKY ROBOT collects five tales by Eisner-nominated artist SONNY LIEW (MY FAITH IN FRANKIE, WONDERLAND, SENSE & SENSIBILITY) featuring stinky fish, philosopher-labourers and summer rain.

A recipient of the Xeric Award, the Utopiales SF Festival’s  Best SF Album award and featured in the acclaimed FLIGHT anthologies, MALINKY ROBOT blends dystopian sci-fi and indie sensibilities into a uniquely charming, off-kilter world.

Plus pinups by MIKE ALLRED, ROGER LANDGRIDGE, SKOTTIE YOUNG and more!

MORNING GLORIES, VOL. 2 TP
story NICK SPENCER
art JOE EISMA
cover RODIN ESQUEJO
AUGUST 10
168 PGS / FC / M
$12.99

Collecting the second story arc of the smash series in one volume. Learn (some) of the secrets in the Glories’ lives as we delve into their pasts and see how it affects their present. Each chapter focuses on a different Glory while maintaining the narrative and moving the mystery forward.
Collects MORNING GLORIES #7-12

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MORNING GLORIES, VOL. 1 TP
EXISTENCE 2.0/3.0 TP

PHERONE TP
story VIKTOR KALVACHEV, PATRICK BAGGATTA & JIM SINK
art / cover VIKTOR KALVACHEV
AUGUST 3
104 PAGES / FC / OVERSIZED / M
$14.99 

NOW AVAILABLE IN SOFTCOVER!

Following Eve, a dangerously seductive woman on the edge of her sanity, PHERONE weaves a dark storyline filled with espionage, mystery and suspense. Armed with a killer body and a killer’s mind, the femme fatale must hunt down clues to rediscover her own troubled past, bringing violence and danger to anyone who crosses her path.

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PHERONE HC
BLUE ESTATE #1 (CURRENT PRINTING)
 
SWEETS: A NEW ORLEANS CRIME STORY
story, art & cover KODY CHAMBERLAIN
AUGUST 24
120 PAGES / FC / M
$14.99

A spree killer terrorizes New Orleans days before Hurricane Katrina makes landfall. Detective Curt Delatte just buried his only daughter, he’s in no condition to work. But when the bodies pile up, he masks his grief and joins the hunt through the bowels of the Big Easy. It won’t be long until his city, and his evidence, gets washed away.

Collects SWEETS #1-5

DIGITAL ART TUTORIALS
By Brian Haberlin
AUGUST 10
Format: PC/Mac CD-ROM
$29.99 EACH
$99.99 FOR SET

EACH CD CONTAINS APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS OF VIDEO TUTORIALS WITH ALL PROJECT FILES NEEDED TO FOLLOW ALONG WITH THE TUTORIALS

1) Advanced Digital Inking Vol. 1

Learn how to digitally ink and take all your black and white artwork to the next level! 160 minutes spanning 13 lessons delve into Photoshop’s treasure trove of features that not only enhance comic applications, but make possible countless creative pen and ink opportunities rarely seen before. If you’re serious about your black and white artwork, this one is a must. [Some lessons require Photoshop CS5]

2) Photoshop Tips and Tricks Vol. 1

Learn to create textures, effects, and master the mysterious “Art History Tool”.

Watch  Brian Haberlin, as he walks you step-by-step from pencil sketch to fully rendered digital work of art. With all tools, palettes and custom brushes (including settings) open for your inspection, the techniques of digital painting are made accessible to everyone… in real time.  A must  for those interested in concept art and speed painting techniques.

3) Beginning Digital Coloring Vol. 1

Watch step by step as Photoshop artist, Brian Haberlin, takes you through the basics of computer coloring.  We start with a very basic coloring style then build to a more complex one.  Showing how to flat and color with the Gradient tool along the way to learning more complex rendering. Recommended for those that are just starting out coloring or even Photoshop first timers.

4) Grunge/Pop Style Vol. 1

Learn how to stylize your art! From the scratchy, vigorous energy of paint splashes to the pop-artsy use of repeating geometric patterns. Watch and learn as world renown Photoshop artist, Brian Haberlin, takes you step-by-step through three separate works each using a variety of techniques that have helped define an entire artistic movement…all in real time.

50 GIRLS 50 #3 (of 4)
story FRANK CHO & DOUG MURRAY
art AXEL MEDELLIN
cover FRANK CHO
AUGUST 3
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

The penultimate chapter of FRANK CHO (X-Men: Schism) and DOUG MURRAY’s (The ‘Nam) galaxy-spanning sci-fi epic has arrived! With the ESS Savannah now further from Earth than ever before, the crew is faced with the fact they may have to make a new home elsewhere. Will their new planet’s natives welcome them with open arms?

No. Not even close.

ALL NIGHTER #3 (of 5)
story DAVID HAHN
art / cover DAVID HAHN
AUGUST 17
32 PAGES / BW / T
$2.99

“STEALING BOYFRIENDS,” Part Three

Though Donna and Jim are an item, Kit can’t suppress her romantic urges and attempts to secretly rekindle her romantic relationship with Jim.  Martha and Kit form an unexpected friendship with each other that reveals some of Martha’s more obsessive qualities.

ARTIFACTS #12 (of 13)
story RON MARZ
art JEREMY HAUN & SUNNY GHO
cover A GREG HORN
cover B JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
AUGUST 31
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.99

THE PENULTIMATE ISSUE!

This is it! We arrived at the climax of the most universe-shattering event series in Top Cow history! We can’t tell you anything more! The final showdown you’ve been waiting for is here!

PLUS: Each issue will also feature an Artifacts: Origin story written by RON MARZ and drawn by a guest superstar artist.

ALSO AVAILABLE:

• Artifacts #7 – Top Cow Store Exclusive Variant Cover by Paolo Pantalena – $10.00

AVENGELYNE #2
story ROB LIEFELD & MARK POULTON
art OWEN GIENI
cover A ROB LIEFELD
cover B OWEN GIENI
AUGUST 17
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

“DEVIL IN THE FLESH,” Part Two

In his search for a new apprentice, the Red Dragon has taken control of Avengelyne’s body forcing her essence into Heaven Starr. Meanwhile, Torment targets the New Church of the People. Plus, the return of Passover!

BLUE ESTATE #5
story VIKTOR KALVACHEV & ANDREW OSBORNE
art VIKTOR KALVACHEV, TOBY CYPRESS & NATHAN FOX
cover VIKTOR KALVACHEV
AUGUST 10
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

 “THE MONEY SHOT”

A private investigator’s surveillance photos miss the big picture when Hollywood starlet Rachel Maddox is forced to gamble for her brother’s life!  Let your freak flag fly as hippies, mobsters and garden gnomes collide in part five of this fast, funny, 100% cool new series! Visit www.BlueEstateComic.com for more info.

‘BREED III #4 (of 6)
story JIM STARLIN
art / cover JIM STARLIN
AUGUST 10
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

“DOORS”

Everyone goes shopping, Ray beats a small boy with a stick and

an arms shipment doesn’t arrive exactly as planned.  A very typical

day for a ‘Breed.

BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER #6
story JOE CASEY
art / cover MIKE HUDDLESTON
AUGUST 31
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

Think we’ve pushed the envelope in this series so far? Well, this issue goes all the way! Learn the hidden secret of Jihad Jones! Discover Butcher Baker’s happy place! And Arnie B. Willard is still in hot pursuit! Do you need to read this comicbook? Absolutely!

LET IT ALL HANG OUT WITH YOUR FAVORITE RIGHTEOUS MAKER!

CHEW #21
story JOHN LAYMAN
art / cover ROB GUILLORY
AUGUST 17
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

“BASEBALL, HOT DOGS AND APPLE PIE,” Part One

Mike Applebee’s good day, Tony Chu’s first day and John Colby’s last day. An issue of beginning and endings, as we head into the fifth story arc of the multi-Eisner award nominated series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals, clairvoyants and… meter maids?

THE DARKNESS #95
story PHIL HESTER
art SHELDON MITCHELL
cover BANE
AUGUST 31
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

“OUTER DARKNESS,” Part Six

The Darkness declares all out war against its most rebellious bearer, Jackie Estacado! With a small group of loyal allies, Jackie must face down an army of doppelgangers, a scorned woman from his past, and the very source of his own power.

DRUMS #4
story EL TORRES
art ABE HERNANDO & FRAN GAMBOA
cover RAUL ALLEN
AUGUST 24
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

“THE FLOOD”

The hurricane is driving people from Santa Rosa, but FBI Agent

Irons is still working on the “Death Ritual” case. In the flooded

streets, where dead bodies are walking, expecting something, Irons

will learn to his horror the truth beyond the case.

ELEPHANTMEN #35 
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art / cover BOO COOK
AUGUST 17
40 PAGES / FC / M
$3.99

“THE DRUM AT THE GATE OF THUNDER”

The sequel to WAR TOYS concludes as Yvette tracks down Hip, Ebony and Horn to exact her revenge.

GLADSTONE’S SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS #4
story MARK ANDREW SMITH
art / cover ARMAND VILLAVERT
AUGUST 3
32 PAGES / FC / E
$2.99

The Skull Brothers battle an army of ancient Egyptian monsters while cupid’s arrow strikes Mummy Girl and Kid Nefarious!  And what secrets do comic books featuring the parents of our supervillains-in-training reveal about Gladstone’s past? After this shocking discovery nothing will ever be the same.

GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES #3
story MARK SABLE
art / cover  PAUL AZACETA
AUGUST 31 
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

War-torn Afghanistan: The absolute WORST place for the dead to come back to life.  In the final issue of the first story arc, the decimated band of Marines and Taliban make their last stand and discover the REAL power behind the undead uprising.  32 pages of story– NO ADS!

GREEN WAKE #5
story KURTIS J. WIEBE
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO
AUGUST 3
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.50

The deadly finale brings all the exposed threads together and Green Wake’s secrets are revealed. Morley must face his own demons to find Babylon, and vile monsters stalk his every step to keep him from his final destination: Home.

NOW AN ONGOING SERIES!

HACK/SLASH #7 
story TIM SEELEY
art DANIEL LEISTER
cover A DANIEL LEISTER & RACHELLE ROSENBERG
cover B  EMILY STONE
AUGUST 10
32 PAGES/ FC / T+
$3.50

“FAME MONSTER,” Part Two 

It’s not easy being a pampered, useless celebrity. Cassie and Vlad must protect an American idol from his insane fans, a bloodthirsty killer, and horrific entities intent on enslaving humanity. Blood, skin and paparazzi rule in “FAME MONSTER”.

THE INTREPIDS #6
story KURTIS J. WIEBE
art / cover SCOTT KOWALCHUK
AUGUST 3
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99

“CYBORGS, BABOONS AND BEARS! OH, MY!”

The action packed finale that will have you high-fiving and fist-pumping in public places. With the true villain revealed, the Intrepids must face their darkest fears and most powerful enemy. A full-scale epic brawl for the fate of humanity. Enter the cyber-bears!

INVINCIBLE #85
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CORY WALKER
AUGUST 17
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99

 CORY WALKER RETURNS TO INVINCIBLE!
In this special two-issue story-arc: Invincible’s mother and father return to the planet Talescria in the aftermath of The Viltrumite War!  Omni-Man and Young Omni-Man reunite and fight space crime together!  All the while, a new threat is emerging… one that could bring an end to all life on Earth!

THE LAST MORTAL #4 (of 4)
story JOHN MAHONEY & FILIP SABLIK
art / cover THOMAS NACHLIK
AUGUST 24
32 PAGES / BW / M
$3.99

“REGICIDE,” Part Four

The finale of the hard-hitting supernatural noir series from Minotaur Press is here. Alec King, the suicidal immortal, has been beat down, stabbed, and shot so many times he’s beginning to lose count. But finally, the man responsible for his best friend’s death is in his sights. The question remains– will Alec be able to make the hard decision for the first time in his miserable life?

THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY #6
story S. STEVEN STRUBLE
art SINA GRACE
cover CHARLIE ADLARD
AUGUST 10
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99

“JAIL GUITAR DOORS”

Drew Blood has been arrested, leaving LDB stranded by the side of the road with no clue where he is or how to get home. All he can think is:  What would Snake do?  Featuring a cover by CHARLIE ADLARD, award winning artist of THE WALKING DEAD and all around nice guy.

MARKSMAN #2 (of 6)
script DAVID BAXTER
art JAVIER ARANDA, GARRY LEACH & JESSICA KHOLINNE
cover TOMM COKER
AUGUST 24
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99

In the midst of blood shed, a Trojan horse stands revealed. This betrayal may change the stakes of this violent game. Drake and the Marksmen face a desperate shootout with the Lone Star Rangers, but was the catalyst a soldier’s arrogance, or a well-played move?

MORIARTY #4
story DANIEL COREY
art / cover ANTHONY DIECIDUE  
AUGUST 3
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99

“THE DARK CHAMBER,” Part Four

“The Dark Chamber” comes to a climax in this installment, which sees Professor Moriarty finally confronting Tartarus in an epic battle that will change his destiny and decide the fate of London and the world.

MYSTERIOUS WAYS #2 (of 6)
story JASON RUBIN
art / cover TYLER KIRKHAM
AUGUST 10
32 PAGES / FC  / M
$3.99

THIS KILLER JUST SAVED YOUR LIFE…
Sam is a nightmare he cannot wake up from. Pursued by the cops and Feds for a series of murders he doesn’t remember committing, Sam is in desperate need of sanctuary. Will a mad, blind priest lead him to salvation? 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.

NETHERWORLD #5 (of 5)
story BRYAN EDWARD HILL & ROB LEVIN
art / cover TONY SHASTEEN & DAVE McCAIG
AUGUST 17
32 PAGES / FC  / M
$3.99

We ARE all lost!

It comes down to this. Either Ray gets Madeline on the train out of the city, or we will all be lost… forever. But first, he has to get through Cyrus Kane.

RED SPIKE #4 (of 5)
story JEFF CAHN
art MARK TEXEIRA, SALVADOR NAVARRO & IFANSYAH NOOR
cover MARK TEXEIRA
AUGUST 10
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99

Where does one draw the line in the sand? How do we define the moment when once unwavering trust is called into question? As Matt and Greg battle it out on the Lincoln Memorial, harsh truths are revealed on the Project Red Spike base.

THE RED WING #2 (of 4)
story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art / cover NICK PITARRA & RACHELLE ROSENBERG 
AUGUST 10
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.50

“LEARNING TO FALL”

Lost in time — deep in enemy history —  the Captain of the First Wing must find a way home so that he can begin the space-time program that will one day save his future.

Join us for the second jaw-dropping issue of THE RED WING by award winning writer JONATHAN HICKMAN and possibly the best new talent of the year, NICK PITARRA.

REED GUNTHER #3
story SHANE HOUGHTON
art / cover CHRIS HOUGHTON
AUGUST 10
32 PAGES / FC / E
$2.99

“REED GUNTHER IN TRAINS, REIGNS, AND PAINS!”

Reed Gunther and his best bear buddy Sterling are separated when the legendary steel-driving man, John Henry, returns from the dead while the sneaky Mr. Picks escapes to the East Coast with the mysterious monster-creating Idol.

SAMURAI’S BLOOD #3 (of 6)
story OWEN WISEMAN
art NAM KIM, MATTHEW DALTON & JESSICA KHOLINNE
cover JO CHEN
AUGUST 17
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99

There are four ascending levels of suffering in the world and Mayuko is about to learn them all. With Katashi floating unconscious down the river, Mayuko is left to fend for herself against the vile Mistresses Kimori and Yamayuna, as they attempt to break her spirit and make her one of their oiron girls. But just as quickly–as the faintest glimmer of freedom appears—so, too, does it fade away. Innocence must pay the terrible price.

SCREAMLAND #3
story HAROLD SIPE & CHRISTOPHER SEBELA
art LEE LESLIE
cover HECTOR CASANOVA 
AUGUST 3
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

“DEATH OF THE PARTY,” Part Three
Monster-Fight-A-Go-Go! The hunt for Invisible Man’s killer continues through the bars and booths of FantasyScapeCon. Wolfman Carl and the Midnight Slasher finally face off with knives and claws, while TV’s former interstellar engineer Travis uncovers the truth behind alien menace The Mass.

SHINKU #3
story RON MARZ
art / cover LEE MODER, MATTHEW WAITE & MICHAEL ATIYEH
AUGUST 10
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

“THRONE OF BLOOD,” Part Three

The key to destroying the vampire plague is almost within Shinku’s grasp. But can she keep her new ally, Davis, alive long enough to actually use it? Blood splatters as RON MARZ & LEE MODER’s martial arts and horror mash-up continues!

SKULLKICKERS #10
story JIM ZUB
art EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS
cover SAEJIN OH
AUGUST 31
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99

“FIVE FUNERALS AND A BUCKET OF BLOOD,” Part Four
This issue has it all: A cover, printed pages, comic panels in

sequential order and staples! You heard that right– staples! Okay, now that we’re past that stuff–does anyone read this info? Do you? Let us know at www.skullkickers.com. PS: We now have more issues than BATTLE CHASERS.

SPAWN #210
story WILL CARLTON
art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE
cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI
AUGUST 3
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

“Q&A,” Part Four

Spawn’s latest act of mercy has violent, and unforeseen, consequences, as the K7 lashes out at Jim, bringing to light a question key to Jim’s future: Does the world’s newest Hellspawn control his newfound powers, or do the powers control him? Meanwhile, Twitch attempts to help Detective Rowand understand the dark forces at play in the world.

SUPER DINOSAUR #5
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover JASON HOWARD
AUGUST 24
32 PAGES / FC / E
$2.99

The Mega-Raptor’s rampage continues!  Derek Dynamo and Super Dinosaur face their biggest and mostly fearsome threat, yet–as Max Maximus’ master plan finally unfolds!  This is the big one folks, after this issue… nothing will ever be the same!

THE WALKING DEAD #88
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
AUGUST 10
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99

Every day, it becomes a little bit easier.

 THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #31
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
AUGUST 3
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #32
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
AUGUST 10
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99

Surrounded.

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #33
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
AUGUST 17
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99

Revenge.

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #34
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
AUGUST 24
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99

Safe for now… but for HOW LONG… and at what cost?

 THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #35
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
AUGUST 31
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99

The threat level rises.

WITCH DOCTOR #3 (of 4)
story BRANDON SEIFERT
art / cover LUKAS KETNER
AUGUST 17
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
 

It’s Dr. Morrow’s biggest case yet: “The Patient From The Black Lagoon!”  What’s the secret of the Deep Ones?  How do they fit in with the Relapse, the Extinction Event that’s c oming for humankind?  And why are Morrow and his medical staff at each other’s throats?

“Basically, I’m jealous.  Bastards!” – Ben Templesmith