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Images Comics Goes Same Day Digital on comiXology with Top Titles

Today Images Comics and comiXology announced that the majority of their comics will now be same day digital as print.  Image Comics is the third largest comics publisher in the United States.  Top titles include Chew, Pilot Season, The Infinite, Severed and Skullkickers, along with various other titles will join the ranks of long-time same-day-as-print titles like The Walking Dead and Invincible on the Comics by comiXology platform on iOS, Android and comics.comixology.com, as well as online at the Comics by comiXology powered comics.imagecomics.com website and Image Comics iOS app.

Starting this Wednesday October 5th, the following titles will be available on the full comiXology platform, the comiXology Digital Storefronts, as well as on comics.imagecomics.com and the Image Comics iOS app:

  • Chew
  • The Infinite
  • Severed
  • The Last of the Greats
  • Marksmen
  • Moriarty
  • Pilot Season
  • Red Spike
  • Red Gunther
  • SkullKickers
  • The Strange Talent of Luther Strode
  • Vescell

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The weekend is so close and reports are already coming that DC comic’s new releases are selling out.  There’s a lot of other quality books out too, so make sure to get to your store and pick up some new releases.

Around the Blogs:

Kotaku – Aaaand Harley Quinn’s Saucy Arkham Mo-Cap was Actually Done by a Dude …Ha.

Kotaku – The New Ultimate Spider-Man Debuts Just in Time for Edge of Time – The costume looks pretty damn cool.  Look forward to seeing what this looks like on my high-def TV.

Con Coverage:

Spandexless – SPX Pulls: Dresden Codak Primer, Aaron Diaz

Spandexless – SPX Pulls: Box Brown Roundup

Comicsgirl – Small Press Expo 2011 reviews: The Ladies!

Around the Tubes Reviews:

CBR – American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #4

MTV Geek – Green Lantern #1

CBR – Green Lantern #1

MTV Geek – Mister Terrific #1

Comics Alliance – Ultimate Comics Spider-Man’ #1

MTV Geek – Ultimate Comics Spider-Man’ #1

MTV Geek – Image Comics Reviews: ‘Severed,’ ‘Li’l Depressed Boy,’ ’27,’ and ‘Pigs’

Newsarama – NEW 52 NEWBIE Reviews: Non-Comics Readers on the DCnU

Bleeding Cool – Wednesday Comics Reviews: Batman and Robin, Batwoman, Deathstroke, Demon Knights, Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Green Lantern, Grifter, Legion Lost, Mister Terrific, Red Lanterns, Resurrection Man, Suicide Squad and Superboy

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Pick of the Week – Batwoman #1

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There’s some quality this week and quite a few of my picks for the top five releases I’ve read.  But, I’m going out on a limb for a book I haven’t read yet, but based on previous volumes Batwoman #1 should be very impressive.  J.H. Williams III was one of the previous creators, but with the loss of Greg Rucka, he’s moved onto not just the artist but also main storyteller.  Rucka is a massive talent, but in the end, I’d buy this comic for Williams art alone.  This will be the hottest of DC’s new releases this week.

  • Batwoman #1 – see above
  • 27: Second Set #1 – Charles Soule’s second volume starts off with some fantastic heart to it.  You can check out my review here.
  • PIGS #1 – Sleeper KGB agents? Check. Great crime/noir/thriller feel to it? Check. Shocking ending? Check. Read the review here.
  • Severed #2 – I’ve read the second issue (but haven’t written the review) and it’s as haunting and creepy as the first. Snyder is a master at gothic horror.
  • Criminal: Last of the Innocent #4 – The king of neo-noir, Brubaker brings us the last entry to his latest volume of an amazing series.

Comic Book Weekly Reviews – 8/3/11 and 8/10/11

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Two weeks down of reviews and two more to go.  Expect some more later today and hopefully I’ll be totally caught up by week’s end.

Alpha Flight #3 – Alpha Flight is on the run and this series at this point would be ho-hum if it weren’t for the fact I’m interested in seeing what the Unity party is really up to.  The limited series is close to the half-way point and so far, it’s ok, but hasn’t made it’s case to be an ongoing comic book.  The art too is off at times with odd positions of the bodies and art that just doesn’t do it for me.

Story: 6.75 Art: 6.75 Overall: 6.75

American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #3 – Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy’s offshoot comic about Nazi Vampires just keeps getting better and better expanding the world we already know.  Amazing stuff and I can’t recommend it enough.

Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9

Avengers Academy #17 – There’s parts of this comic I liked and a lot I didn’t.  The art is inconsistent, and overall the comic feels like the “B” coming to the other Avengers “A.”  I know the series gets a lot of praise, but I was a much bigger fan of it’s previous incarnations, and it hasn’t quite lived up to the potential of it’s first few issues.

Story: 7 Art: 6.75 Overall: 7

Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #522 – I had my doubts when I first saw the American Panther sketches, but using Fear Itself to bring back the Hate Monger has worked really well, mainly because it doesn’t deal with the terrible story that Fear Itself is, and instead treats it as a backdrop.  The last story arc was ok, but this one has kicked it up a lot dealing with hate, fear and immigration, a lot of issues being debated today.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5

Booster Gold #47 – The art is my issue with this particular issue.  It’s very, very off.  The story is ok and there’s some cool moments, especially the ending, but the series clearly went out with a whimper and not the bang I’d hope for DCnU.

Story: 7 Art: 6.5 Overall: 6.75

Criminal: The Last of The Innocent #3 – Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips latest entry in their noir comics is as amazing as you’d expect.  Instead of following the do-gooder who gets caught up in a bad situation the focus is on the bad guy.  It’s enough to inject massive life in a series that’s far and above the rest to begin with.  Absolutely  mastery.

Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10

Daken: Dark Wolverine #12 – Daken’s plan for the armored car robbery continues and that’d be just ok, but Daken is now having an issue with addiction, and that is getting interesting.  The character doesn’t get the respect he deserves and this series is proving why he stands apart and isn’t just a second rate Wolverine.

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25

Deadpool #41 – Deadpool is still in the crazy asylum and the series, which has been having issues lately with quality, has bounced back for at least this one.  The art is back on track and I’m starting to like the move away from slapstick.  It’s a big improvement.

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25

Fear Itself #5 – This summer event by Marvel has been underwhelming and this comic is the perfect example of the issues it has.  Thor dropping his usual speech, Spider-Man turning and running, and a simple solution when it comes to saving Ben Grimm.  There’s attempts at cool moments here and it all falls flat.

Story: 6 Art: 6.75 Overall: 6.25

Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force #2 – X-Force does it’s part in Fear Itself and I can’t say it adds anything to the storyline.  They’re on the move to stop the Purifiers who are trying to take advantage of the situation and not even art by Bianchi can save this mess of a comic that doesn’t need to exist.

Story: 6.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 6.75

Fear Itself: Wolverine #2 – Too many places at once is the issue of this not needed comic tie-in.  The art and character design is inconsistent and other than the parts with Wolverine’s girlfriend, I can’t say any of this is needed or important.  A clear cash-in that adds nothing to the story and in fact causes bigger issues with it.

Story: 6 Art: 6.75 Overall: 6.5

Flashpoint #4 – It’s the second to last issue of the event that’s forced DC to grow up.  In a five issue limited series DC comics has not only reshaped their entire universe, but they’ve also brought their comics into modern times.  The fourth issue moves the story along with some great moments and a cliffhanger for the fifth and final issue that makes me count down in anticipation of the next issue.

Story: 9 Art: 8.75 Overall: 9

Flashpoint: Batman – Knight of Vengeance #3 – As a single issue, I can’t say I’ve enjoyed this final one as much as the previous two, but as a whole, all three are a solid read.  This issue jumps back and forth between the past and present which fills in some of the blanks.  Overall a solid three issues, even though this is the weakest of the bunch.

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25

Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #3 – A pretty cool ending to the three issue limited series that just fits the feel of a world ending.  The art is solid and story entertaining.  A solid comic overall and very good limited series.

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25

Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons #3 – An interesting comic, but the issue is it doesn’t wrap anything up, in fact it ends as an origin comic.  The story is ok, but nothing too special, but I do think the last quarter was much better than the first three fourths.

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

Flashpoint: Deathstroke and the Curse of The Ravager #3 – An interesting story that adds to the world of Flashpoint, but doesn’t add anything to the Flashpoint story.  It’s a decent three issues, but I can’t say I came away with having to read them at all.  Decent, but not great.

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #3 – Wow, did this third issue go off the rails.  There’s lots of twists and turns and even more that’s just not explained.  Why’s the doctor dressed as a mummy?  Why are they on horses when they had a plane?  Just such silliness that an ok idea crashes and burns in the end.

Story: 6.5 Art: 6.75 Overall: 6.5

Flashpoint: Secret Seven #3 – Out of all of the books, this one is my least favorite.  I really don’t understand what was going on, and I honestly didn’t care to figure it all out.  The issue is too much backstory that if you didn’t know the characters, you didn’t know what was going on.

Story: 6 Art: 6.75 Overall: 6.5

Flashpoint: World of Flashpoint #3 – A pretty sappy ending.  The good about this series is it tied directly into the great Flashpoint story, but it didn’t add anything to it in the end, except show off a bit more of the world.  But, that’s about it, it’s a three issue glorified travel guide.  It’s not bad in anyway, but not really a must read.

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

Ghost Rider #2 – I’m still not quite sure what I think about this comic.  It’s not bad in any way, but also doesn’t quite grab me like I’d hope.  I’m sure die-hard Ghost Rider fans will appreciate it more, but to me, it’s missing that hook that gets me really excited.

Story: 7 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.25

Hero Comics 2011 – A comic book to benefit the Hero Initiative, it features work by some greats.  For $3.99 you get some awesome stories and it goes towards a good cause.

Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9

Heroes for Hire #10 – The once great series has been sidelined to deal with the underwhelming Marvel event Fear Itself.  The team is split between the chaos on the Raft and what’s going on at Yancy Street and neither of it is particularly entertaining.  This just slows down the momentum the series had.

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

Iron Man 2.0 #7.1 – If the point one comics are supposed to be a jumping on point for new readers, this didn’t achieve that.  Instead it’s just a continuation of the ongoing storyline which continues next issue.  So the question remains why does this comic exist and why wasn’t it just the eighth issue?  The issue is good in that it continues the Palmer Adley storyline, but, it doesn’t need to exist as a point one.

Story: 7.25 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.25

Irredeemable #28 – Plutonian is back and the world and The Paradigm react to his return.  But what happens to the people who lied when they said they’d protect you.  It’s an interesting issue and I have no idea what Mark Waid has in store next for this series.

Story: 8 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.75

Mega Man #4 – A cute ending that’s perfect for younger kids.  The story is entertaining and has enough nostalgia for adults to appreciate it.  It’s a decent first arc, but a bit rushed overall.

Story: 7.75 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8

Moon Knight #4 – Moon Knight and Echo check up on each other and have their first date, sort of.  The series is beyond solid taking Moon Knight’s crazy to a whole new level.  The series is fantastic with great writing and amazing art to match.  This should definitely be on your pull list.

Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75

The New Avengers #15 – The issue’s focus is Squirrel Girl and her time during Fear Itself.  It’s really entertaining with a great voice to the story telling and solid artwork.  It might seem silly at first, but it’s a really good issue.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5

New Mutants #29 - After a solid last issue, this one seems to run into the issues we’ve seen with Fear Itself tie-ins.  The story just seems out of place and the characterization is off.  Along with a new art style (which grew on me throughout the issue) the series seems to have swerved again.  This series gets a lot of praise and I’m still not quite sure why.  It’s not bad, but clearly the weakest of the “X” books.

Story: 7 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.25

Rachel Rising #1 – The first issue of Terry Moore’s new series brought with it a lot of buzz and I can see why.  It’s all tease though and I think I can see where it’s going, but not 100% sure.  There’s enough there though to get me to check out the next issue.

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8

Secret Six #36 – So sad to see this series go.  It’s been a great ride and this final issue has so much going for it.  It’s not perfect, but it hits every note reminding us what made the series so special.  It’s been great, and unfortunately we won’t be seeing it in the relaunched DCnU.  Thank you Gail Simone for giving us thirty-six fantastic issues.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5

Severed #1 – Scott Snyder puts together another amazing horror series, which he’s shown he’s a master of.  This one also takes place at the early onset of the 20th century, a time period he seems to enjoy writing about.  We’re teased a lot and it’s more than enough to get me to check out the second issue.

Story: 9 Art: 8.75 Overall: 9

S.H.I.E.L.D. #2 – The series continues and I continue to scratch my head.  I want to like it, and the ideas seem very interesting, but to say I really understand what the hell is going on here is a lie.  This is one I know I need to go back and reread the entire thing through again.

Story: 7 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7.5

Supreme Power #3 – A series that continues to mix super heroes and politics, I’ve been finding what it’s been doing is interesting.  There’s only one more issue left in this volume, and I’m a bit perplexed how it’s going to wrap up everything that needs to be.  It’s a very interesting book though and I can’t wait to see what the fourth issue holds.

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25

Thunderbolts #161 – The team is focused on saving Chicago, and overall the story is decent with some good interaction between the characters.  I can’t say it’s great though.  But, a fun read.

Story: 7.5 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.5

the Unwritten #28 – Huh, is really all I can say.  The comic series about stories and myths begins to set it’s sites on Biblical tales.  How this comic didn’t cause more of an uproar, I’ll never know.  But it’s continuing to bring up interesting points in ways I can just barely comprehend.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8 Overall: 8.25

Vengeance #2 – I seriously don’t get this series.  It’s supposed to focus on the next generation of heroes and villains, but we’ve seen this exact same story done before, and better.  I’m waiting for the big reveal, but so far, pretty unimpressed.

Story: 6.75 Art: 7.25 Overall: 6.75

War of the Green Lanterns Aftermath #2 – The war is over and Sinestro still has a ring on his finger.  The corps is rocked and everyone is in doubt.  If anything this is an attempt to bridge the new Green Lantern series we’ll be seeing in DCnU.  It’s interesting and does it’s best to set up what’s coming next.

Story: 7.75 Art: 8.25 Overall: 7.75

Wolverine #13 – One more issue and this story arc is over thank god.  Wolverine continues to run the gauntlet as we get to see the pain he’s caused from the view of his victims.  Yawn.

Story: 7.75 Art: 8 Overall: 7.75

X-Factor #223 – The story focusing on Rahne’s child continues and hopefully it ends soon.  I can’t say this is the best of stories involving this team lately.  It has it’s moments, but right now, it’s only ok.

Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75

X-Men #15.1 – I’m so confused as to what the point of these point one comics are.  I thought they’re supposed to be easy entry points to get new readers pumped and interesting about the comic and characters?  This is a self contained story, but it has nothing to do with what makes the X-Men interesting.  An utter failure.

Story: 7.75 Art: 8.25 Overall: 7.75

X-Men; Legacy #253 – How come Magneto’s helmet keeps coming going?  Where does he put it when he’s not wearing it.  Other than that weird art issue, the story is cool and we get to the meat of what we want.  The return of Havok and Polaris and Rachel.

Story: 8.25 Art: 7.75 Overall: 8

X-23 #13 – Laura, meet Spider-Man and the FF, FF and Spider-Man this is Laura.  While that’s interesting and has potential, it’s the hint we might see the NYX crew back that gets me more excited.

Story: 7.25 Art: 7 Overall: 7.25

Around the Tubes – It’s Time to Get My Geek On!

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Today is the first day of Gen Con!  Expect lots of coverage of the next four days with photos and reviews of games I demo.  So much going on, and so much fun as I do the usual and meet up with my Buffalo buddies to cause absolute mayhem.  While I cause trouble and do my best to not get my press pass revoked, here’s the news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

The Times of India – Comic books curb obesity in kidsAnother positive about comic books.

Geekweek – Laurence Fishburne Is MAN OF STEEL’S Perry WhiteAnd the haters came out again.

ICv2 – Marvel Says New Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Is Not GayInteresting how all of the news sources that says he’s gay are conservative that parrot each other.  Nope, information doesn’t flow from one to the other at all.

Courier Journal – U of L library plans comic-book exhibitThe university is displaying a 2,000 issue collection.

The Beat – Spurlock’s Comic-Con documentary to premiere at Toronto Film FestivalI really want to see this.

Bleeding Cool – IDW To Continue UK Transformers Continuity By Simon Furman And Andrew Wildman – Now, this is interesting.

ICv2 – Superhero Body Count Is Growing – Sigh….

Con Coverage:

MTV Geek – Gen Con: Fantasy Flight Games Snags Star Wars License, Announces Two Titles

Around the Tubes Reviews:

ICv2 – Fighting American

CBR – The Infinite #1

Blog Critics Books – The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti

Benzinga – We Shall Never Forget 9/11 “The Kids’ Book of Freedom

Bleeding Cool – Wednesday Comics Review: Punisher #1 and Severed #1

MTV Geek – Image Reviews: The Infinite #1, Severed #1, and Pigs #1

Bleeding Cool – Wednesday Comics Review: Ultimate Fallout #4 And Batman Knight Of Vengeance #3

Complex – Review: Does Marvel’s Relaunch Of “The Punisher” Give The Character New Life?

Pick of the Week – Severed #1

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Scott Snyder has been kicking ass lately, especially with his work on American Vampire (I haven’t been reading his take on Batman).  This week sees a new series by the hot upcoming writer when Image comics releases Severed #1.  The blurb is a bit vague, but it seems like we can expect another horror series.  Snyder’s writing it?  Yes please!  My prediction is this series is going to be hot and blow up and I’m betting it’s the pick of the week.

  1. Severed #1 – see above
  2. Flashpoint #4 – Do I need to explain the reason for this one?  It’s the second to last issue of the mini-series event that’ll forever change the DC universe.
  3. The Punisher #1 – The Punisher is back!  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Written by Rick Remender, this series should kick ass.
  4. Petrograd – A graphic novel set during the first World War with a British spy tasked with killing the Tsarina’s adviser.  Um, sounds awesome to me.
  5. Irredeemable #28 – Mark Waid has been kicking ass in this series and with Plutonian returning back to Earth, who knows what’s going to happen next.

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San Diego Comic-Con is almost upon us and today is #comicmarket in Twitter.  Hope on over there to chat with fans, retailers, artists and writers.  It’s always a good time.  Also here’s the news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

Kotaku – Green Lantern’s Light Comes at a Price in DC Universe OnlineTo pay the $10 or not to pay the $10, that is the question.

Kotaku – Valve Comic Book Due Out This NovemberValve has been taking advantage of the comic fans to help promote their games.

USA Today – Meet Axel Alonso, the main man at Marvel ComicsA puff piece focusing on one of the key players at Marvel comics.

Con Coverage:

ScreenCrave – Comic-Con’s Friday Schedule

Bleeding Cool – San Diego Debut: The Infinite HC by Robert Kirkman and Rob Liefeld

Bleeding Cool – San Diego Debut: Severed #1 by Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft and Attila Futaki

The Beat – SDCC11: A Five Step Plan to having fun at Comic-Con

MTV Geek – Warner Bros. Will Follow SDCC’s Autograph Ticket System – We’ve Got An Up To Date Signing List!

Examiner – Comic-Con or Whedon-Con? The Whedonverse swallows up San Diego Comic-Con 2011

IGN – Image Comics SDCC 2011 Panels

The Mary Sue – Cirque du Soleil Will Perform At SDCC and It Will Cost You Nothing Except Your Blown Mind

CBR – NBM Publishing Announces Comic-Con International Debuts and Exclusives

The Beat – SDCC 11: The Lord of the Rings is coming to Comic-Con with special surprise spectacle

The Mary Sue - Thank You, The Walking Dead: AMC’s Zombie Series Overtakes Twilight at SDCC

Bleeding Cool – Jews, Comics And Foreskin Man – Arlen Schumer At San Diego Comic Con

Bleeding Cool – Five Things You Can Get At San Diego Comic Con

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Good Comic Books – Big Mother #1

Huntington News – Blood Work

CBR – Red Skull #1

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
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AUGUST 3
32 PAGES / FC / T
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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
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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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BOMB QUEEN VII #1 (of 4)
story JIMMIE ROBINSON
art / cover JIMMIE ROBINSON
 
AUGUST 24
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“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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EPOCH #1 (of 5)
story KEVIN McCARTHY
art PAOLO PANTALENA & JORGE FARES
cover PAOLO PANTALENA & PAOLO BARBIERI
AUGUST 3
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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+
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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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DEADLANDS: DEATH WAS SILENT (ONE-SHOT)
story RON MARZ
art & cover BART SEARS
AUGUST 17 
32 PAGES / FC / T
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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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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
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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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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
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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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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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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


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