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Preview: Skullkickers #25

Skullkickers #25

Story By: Jim Zub
Art By: Edwin Huang
Art By: Misty Coats
Cover By: James Ghio
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JAN140544
Published: March 26, 2014

“A DOZEN COUSINS AND A CRUMPLED CROWN,” Part One

Weep no more. SKULLKICKERS is back with another head-crushing story arc to fill the fantasy fun void in your life.

The dwarf has been forcibly returned to his homeland and the deranged diminutive denizens of Dwayre will make sure it’s a homecoming like no other.

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

The Bunker #2There are lots of choices each week to choose from as far as comics hitting the shelves. We go through the releases and let you know what we think are your best bets for comics to read.

This week’s top pick is The Bunker. What’s this issue about? Check it out:

Each of the friends must decide their fates, as they’re faced with the first day of the rest of their lives. By the end, lines are drawn between the Believers and the Skeptics, while another shadowy figure from the future is watching them to make sure they all decide ‘correctly.’

Check out what else we think you should give a shot this Wednesday!

Top Pick: The Bunker #2 (Oni Press) – The first issue was a sell-out and had folks buzzing. Oni has announced this book has already sold out at the distributor level. Make sure to grab a copy if you can find one, and if you haven’t, get the first issue too!

Furious #3 (Dark Horse) – The series that looks at fame with a superhero twist continues. This issue just dives in to take on the issue of misogyny.

Hacktivist #3 (BOOM! Studios) – BOOM!’s take on modern activism is entertaining and gets people to think with every issue.

Mind MGMT #20 (Dark Horse) – A great starting spot for the excellent Matt Kindt series.

Pariah #2 (Dark Horse) – This story of genetically modified children has been impressive so far. Where it goes has got be very interested, and at the edge of my seat.

Silver Surfer #1 (Marvel) – Dan Slott’s take on Marvel’s classic character begins here!

Skullkickers #25 (Image Comics) – Jim Zub’s off the rails fantasy adventure continues after a bit of a hiatus.

Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (IDW Publishing) – The end to what has been an epic event that has given us so much awesome.

The Walking Dead #124 (Image Comics) – The battle with Negan continues and I expect more fireworks!

The Wake #7 (Vertigo) – Scott Snyder and Sean Phillips’ series has shifted for it’s second volume catapulting us into the future to see what the Earth is like now that the undersea creatures have attacked. It’s a different series, with a different tone, but works so well as a continuation.

Graphic Novel/Trade Paperback Top Pick: The Red Team Vol. 1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Garth Ennis’ crooked cop series is gathered together for this first volume. If you’re a fan of cop tales, this is a must read.

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SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1

STORY: JASON AARON
ART / COVER: JASON LATOUR   
APRIL 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Welcome to Craw County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin’ Rebs football team…and more bastards than you’ve ever seen. When you’re an angry old man like Earl Tubb, the only way to survive a place like this…is to carry a really big stick.

From the acclaimed team of JASON AARON and JASON LATOUR, the same bastards who brought you Scalped and Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted, comes a southern fried crime series that’s like the Dukes of Hazzard meets the Coen Brothers…on meth.

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INVINCIBLE #111

STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART / COVER: RYAN OTTLEY
APRIL 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M  / $2.99

THE WALKING DEAD CREATOR ROBERT KIRKMAN WRITES INVINCIBLE!!!

A new beginning for INVINCIBLE as things take a turn down a dark path. Everything changes as Invincible is betrayed by one of his own. You won’t want to miss this explosive issue #1… 1… 1! It packs the punch of THREE relaunched number one issues! IN ONE BOOK!

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THE FIELD #1 (of 4)

STORY: ED BRISSON
ART / COVER: SIMON ROY
APRIL 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

A man wakes in a field wearing nothing but his underwear. He’s got no idea who he is or how he got there. His only connection to the outside world a cell phone on which he receives mysterious texts warning him of impending danger. Danger like Christian, an ex-bible sales-man in the middle of crime spree fueled by Christian Rock, dirty sex, meth, murder and keeping this underwear clad, nameless and pastless man close by his side.

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SHUTTER #1

STORY: JOE KEATINGE
ART / COVER A: LEILA DEL DUCA
COVER B: DUSTIN WEAVER
COVER C: BRANDON GRAHAM
COVER D: EMMA RÍOS
APRIL 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

INDIANA JONES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY!

Marvel Knights: Hulk and GLORY writer JOE KEATINGE teams up with artist extraordinaire LEILA DEL DUCA for her Image Comics debut in an all-new ongoing series combining the urban fantasy of Fables and the globe-spanning adventure of Y: The Last Man. Kate Kristopher, once the most famous explorer of an Earth far more fantastic than the one we know, is forced to return to the adventurous life she left behind when a family secret threatens to destroy everything she spent her life protecting.

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DREAM POLICE #1

STORY: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
ART / COVER A: SID KOTIAN & BILL FARMER
COVER B: RENAE DELIZ & RAY DILLON
APRIL 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Dream Police Detectives Joe Thursday and Frank Stanford have been partners for as long as they can remember, patrolling the alternate universe of dreams, nightmares, and the great void beyond, an alternate but very real dimension of changelings, echoes, wisps, ethers, and nightwalkers, those who died in their sleep and wander the dreamscape forever. They’ve seen it all. But when Frank steps away and disappears…and the woman who returns says she’s Joe’s partner, that she’s always been Joe’s partner…he begins a journey into the unknown that will shake the dreaming down to its very foundations.

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’68: RULE OF WAR #1 (of 4)

STORY: MARK KIDWELL
ART: JEFF ZORNOW & JAY FOTOS
COVER A: NAT JONES
COVER B: CLAYTON CRAIN
COVER C: BLANK SKETCH
APRIL 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

In a doom-shadowed Cambodia infested with the living dead, CIA Special Agent Declan Rule and his canine companion Nero stalk a human monster, a neurosurgeon bent on carrying out grisly experiments that turn P.O.W.s into vicious instruments of war. In Vietnam, Private Kuen Yam and his ragtag band of survivors battle their way across a murderous no-man’s-land in a desperate search for a ticket to the skies. The war is over, but the battle for humanity’s survival has just begun. Courage will be tested, sanity will be pushed to the breaking point and the rules of war…will be broken.

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GENESIS (ONE-SHOT)

STORY: NATHAN EDMONDSON
ART / COVER: ALISON SAMPSON
APRIL 16 / 56 PAGES / FC / T / $6.99

A trippy journey of creation and destruction as one man finds himself with the ability to manifest anything by thinking it—only to learn that with seemingly unlimited power comes unstoppable terror.

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SELF-OBSESSED ONE-SHOT

STORY / ART / COVER: SINA GRACE  
APRIL 2 / 40 PAGES / BW / T+ / $3.99

For fans of his gothic-tinged retail hell graphic novel NOT MY BAG, SINA GRACE (LI’L DEPRESSED BOY, BURN THE ORPHANAGE) presents a collection of rare and never-before-seen autobiographical strips! Packed with new stories for this edition, SELF-OBSESSED is packed with quirky and humorous insights about comics, love, dreams, and, of course, frenemies.

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SHOTGUN WEDDING #1 (of 4)

STORY: WILLIAM HARMS
ART / COVER: EDWARD PUN
APRIL 2 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99

Mike Stone wants nothing more than to marry the woman of his dreams. Denise is smart, sexy, teaches the second grade, and loves Mike more than anything in the world. What she doesn’t know is that Mike is one of the world’s top assassins and was once engaged to a fellow assassin named Chloe. And when Mike abandoned Chloe on their wedding day, she vowed revenge…

This April, treat yourself to an issue of SHOTGUN WEDDING each Wednesday! All FOUR issues of Minotaur Press’s latest miniseries will be released in April, and the covers for all four issues connect to form one larger image.

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SHOTGUN WEDDING #2 (of 4)

APRIL 9 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99

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SHOTGUN WEDDING #3 (of 4)

APRIL 16 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99

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SHOTGUN WEDDING #4 (of 4)

APRIL 23 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99

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APHRODITE IX: REBIRTH, VOL. 2 TP

STORY: MATT HAWKINS
ART / COVER: STJEPAN SEJIC
APRIL 30 / 160 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99

Collects APHRODITE IX # 6-10 and APHRODITE IX: HIDDEN FILES #1

Determined to never be controlled by outside forces again, Aphrodite IX seeks revenge against those who manipulated her. Plus the secrets behind the generational models revealed by Aphrodite XV and Artemis IX.

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ELEPHANTMEN: 2260 BOOK ONE TP

STORY: RICHARD STARKINGS
ART: AXEL MEDELLIN
COVER: BOO COOK
APRIL 2 / 120 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99

Collects ELEPHANTMEN #51-55

A new arc, a new slim trade paperback format for ELEPHANTMEN, and, at $9.99, a great opportunity for new readers to start reading the book they’ve heard so much about! Jack Farrell is a private detective who never gave a second thought to the Elephantmen—until he was paid to.

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GLORY: THE COMPLETE SAGA HC

STORY: JOE KEATINGE
ART / COVER: ROSS CAMPBELL
APRIL 23 / 352 PAGES / FC / T+ / $34.99

Collects GLORY #23-34

THE ACCLAIMED APOCALYPTIC WAR SAGA COLLECTED IN ITS ENTIRETY! 

ROSS CAMPBELL (Wet Moon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and JOE KEATINGE (Marvel Knights: Hulk) finally collect their critically-acclaimed and brutally told saga of one warrior and her family torn apart by a millennia-old intergalactic war. This is the complete story, collected in its entirety for the very first time in a deluxe oversized hardcover edition. Includes never-before-seen sketchbook material, scripts, commentary, and interviews.

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LAZARUS, VOL. 2: LIFT TP

STORY: GREG RUCKA
ART / COVER: MICHAEL LARK
APRIL 23 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

Collects LAZARUS #5-9

The second story arc in the New York Times bestselling series. Forever uncovers rebellion brewing in LA, and the Barrets, a family of “Waste,” undertake a 500-mile journey to Denver in the hope that one of their family will be noticed by the Carlyles and “lifted” to Serf status.

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THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, VOL. 4: THE FOUR DISCIPLINES TP

STORY: JONATHAN HICKMAN
ART: NICK PITARRA
APRIL 16 / 144 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99

Collects THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #16-20

It’s the fourth volume of the world’s greatest secret science history, THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS. “The Four Disciplines” follows our fractured cast as they focus on their own diverse, secret experiments and global power plays resulting in inevitable betrayal.

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PRETTY DEADLY, VOL. 1 TP 

STORY: KELLY SUE DeCONNICK
ART: EMMA RÍOS & JORDIE BELLAIRE
COVER: EMMA RÍOS  
APRIL 30 / 120 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99

Collects PRETTY DEADLY #1-5

SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE!

KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel) and EMMA RÍOS (Dr. StrangeOsborn) present the collected opening arc of their surprise-hit series that marries the magical realism of Sandman with the western brutality of Preacher. Death’s daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her origin story is a tale of retribution as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage.

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THREE TP

STORY: KIERON GILLEN
ART / COVER: RYAN KELLY & JORDIE BELLAIRE
HISTORICAL CONSULTANT: PROF. STEPHEN HODKINSON
APRIL 9/ 144 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

Collects THREE #1-5

In ancient Sparta, three Helot slaves run for their lives. Pursuing them are three hundred of their Spartan masters. KIERON GILLEN (PHONOGRAM, Iron Man), RYAN KELLY (Local, Saucer Country), and JORDIE BELLAIRE (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, NOWHERE MEN) join forces to tell a legend for our times. Includes cover gallery, making of material, and annotations.

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VELVET, VOL. 1: BEFORE THE LIVING END TP

STORY: ED BRUBAKER
ART: STEVE EPTING & BETTIE BREITWEISER
COVER: STEVE EPTING
APRIL 2 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99

Collects VELVET #1-5

SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE!

From the bestselling creators of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” comes this smash-hit spy thriller with a unique new twist!

When the world’s greatest secret agent is killed, all evidence points to Velvet Templeton, the personal secretary to the Director of the Agency. But Velvet’s got a dark secret buried in her past…because she’s also the most dangerous woman alive.

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IMAGE “i” LIMITED EDITION GOLD T-SHIRT

Show your love for Image Comics with an audacious color and classic design!

$19.99 S-XL       MEN’S/WOMEN’S

$22.99 XXL         MEN’S

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RAT QUEENSHANNAH” T-SHIRT

Want to tell your friends about your love of the Rat Queens?

Do it with style and flip them off at the same time!

$19.99 S-XL       MEN’S/WOMEN’S

$22.99 XXL         MEN’S

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THE WALKING DEAD “NEGAN” T-SHIRT

This t-shirt features Negan, leader of the Saviors and villain of “All Out War.”

$19.99 S-XL       M/W

$22.99 XXL         M

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APOCALYPSE AL #3 (of 4)

STORY: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
ART / COVER A: SID KOTIAN & BILL FARMER
COVER B: ARIEL OLIVETTI
APRIL 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

The life of private investigator Allison Carter is complicated enough just preventing the end of the world on a regular basis. But in the midst of her latest case she gets an unexpected call from her mostly-dead ex-boyfriend, who has a tip that may prove helpful or push the world further toward its destruction. Along the way, she encounters a closet troll with a stun-gun fetish, a theme park filled with demonic creatures in happy costumes, and unravels a secret that will change her life forever.

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APOCALYPSE AL #4 (of 4)

STORY: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
ART / COVER A: SID KOTIAN & BILL FARMER
COVER B: ARIEL OLIVETTI
APRIL 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

In the fiery conclusion to Allison Carter’s investigation, she at last comes face-to-face with the man trying to bring about the end of the world…who has been working in secret with someone close to her the whole time. If love can be a reason to live, can it also be a reason to destroy…everything? This time saving the world may require the ultimate sacrifice. Does Al have what it takes? Or must we all confront the possibility that there is an ominous reason that this is only a four-part series?

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ARTIFACTS #36

STORY: DAN WICKLINE
ART / COVER: -ROM-
APRIL 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Tom Judge and Tilly track down students who used a math equation to open up a portal to the Ancient Ones (featured in THE DARKNESS: REBIRTH). Former Angelus and Witchblade bearer Daniel Baptiste investigates related murders.

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BLACK SCIENCE #6

STORY: RICK REMENDER
ART / COVER: MATTEO SCALERA & DEAN WHITE
APRIL 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Stranded in the most dangerous dimension yet, Grant McKay’s rage at his onetime boss boils over. Ignoring the chaos all around them, the two finally come to blows! Only one thing is certain: before the Pillar makes its next jump…one of them must die!

Don’t miss the conclusion to the first arc of the world’s most mind-melting sci-fi comic!

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THE BOUNCE #12

STORY: JOE CASEY
ART / COVER: DAVID MESSINA
APRIL 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

GET READY FOR THE END OF THE WORLD!

Nothing you’ve seen so far could prepare you for the event that occurs in this issue! And the Bounce is at ground zero! After this, NOTHING will ever be the same! BUY IT AND LOVE IT!

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CHEW #41 

STORY: JOHN LAYMAN
ART / COVER: ROB GUILLORY
APRIL 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Vegas!

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DEAD BODY ROAD #5

STORY: JUSTIN JORDAN
ART / COVER: MATTEO SCALERA & MORENO DINISIO
APRIL 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Holed up and under siege, Gage and his accomplices may have run out of road…but not bullets. Or heads to put them through.

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DEADLY CLASS #4

STORY: RICK REMENDER
ART / COVER: WESLEY CRAIG & LEE LOUGHRIDGE
APRIL 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Class trip! Marcus, Willie, and Saya tear through a neon-soaked Las Vegas, high on life…oh, and a bunch of acid too. And when you’re a teenage killer-on-the-run, stalked by a mutilated psycho with a raging hard-on for revenge, you’re in for one baaad trip.

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EAST OF WEST #12

STORY: JONATHAN HICKMAN
ART / COVER: NICK DRAGOTTA
APRIL 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

“THE NIGHT BEFORE”

A last ditch effort is undertaken to avoid a war between the nations by the most unlikely person on the planet. The remains of the Chosen reassemble.

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EGOs #4

STORY: STUART MOORE
ART / COVER: GUS STORMS   
APRIL 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

STANDALONE ISSUE!

Three rookie EGOs members go on an unauthorized adventure through time and space. Plus: marital strife! Quantum physics! Inadvisable sex! And the origin of the Universe (maybe)!

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FATALE #23

STORY: ED BRUBAKER
ART: SEAN PHILLIPS & BETTIE BREITWEISER
COVER: SEAN PHILLIPS
APRIL 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

The strangest issue of FATALE yet, as Nicolas Lash finally learns the last of Josephine’s secrets, and the universe will never look the same.

Don’t forget that every issue of FATALE contains extra art and articles not available anywhere but the single issues!

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FIVE GHOSTS #12

STORY: FRANK J. BARBIERE
ART / COVER: CHRIS MOONEYHAM
APRIL 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

“LOST COASTLINES,” Conclusion

In the midst of a battle against his greatest foe, Fabian is faced with an impossible decision! Who will survive the Island of Dreams?

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FIVE WEAPONS #9

STORY / ART / COVER: JIMMIE ROBINSON
APRIL 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

“BACK TO CLASS,” Part Four

Enrique, Principal O, and the Nurse unleash a full assault against Tyler in order to regain power of the school clubs. But Tyler isn’t going down without a fight because he has a secret weapon of his own: the fastest animal on earth…Principal Z’s cheetah.

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THE FUSE #3

STORY: ANTONY JOHNSTON
ART / COVER: JUSTIN GREENWOOD
APRIL 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“THE RUSSIA SHIFT,” Part Three

Whoever thought two dead bums could be such a pain in the ass? Now even the Mayor’s office is under scrutiny, but even an old Muscovite like Klem Ristovych knows that’s a whole new bag of hurt to be poking.

And why the hell is Ralph researching terrorist groups?

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GHOSTED #9

STORY: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
ART: DAVIDE GIANFELICE & MIROSLAV MRVA
COVER: MATTEO SCALERA
APRIL 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Jackson Winters may think he knows everything about the supernatural world, but the jungles are filled with all sorts of ghosts…

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GREAT PACIFIC #15

STORY: JOE HARRIS
ART / COVER A: MARTÍN MORAZZO
COVER B: STEVE ROLSTON
APRIL 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

“BIG GAME HUNTER,” Part One

New Texas is growing, along with tensions between Chas Worthington’s people and the nuclear-armed ‘Little Chief,’ whose mysterious band of outlaw tribesmen also call ‘The Pack’ their home. But when a hunter of weapons and men comes hunting both, Chas will have to pick sides…and risk a civil war!

Special “Yalafi” variant cover by STEVE ROLSTON!

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INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #12

STORY: PHIL HESTER
ART / COVER: TODD NAUCK & GABE ELTAEB
APRIL 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

King Lizard’s plan has been unleashed and split the Guardians in two! When the smoke clears, will anyone be left to save the day?

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KRAMPUS! #5

STORY: BRIAN JOINES
ART / COVER: DEAN KOTZ
APRIL 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+
/ $2.99

The bad news: as blizzards rage across the globe, humanity’s fate rests with the Krampus deciding who he stands with—his oppressors in the Society of Santa Clauses or the mastermind who rendered them powerless. The worse news: the Krampus is no fan of humanity. The first storyline concludes here!

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MANIFEST DESTINY #6

STORY: CHRIS DINGESS
ART / COVER: MATTHEW ROBERTS & OWEN GIENI
APRIL 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+
/ $2.99

With the flora infestation overrunning their outpost, can Lewis and Clark deliver frontier justice to a savage, savage world? The first chapter of their thrilling ongoing adventure ends here!

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THE MERCENARY SEA #3

STORY: KEL SYMONS
ART / COVER: MATHEW REYNOLDS
APRIL 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

“BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA”

Jack Harper and the crew of the Venture slip into enemy waters to rescue a British spy, code-named “Top Hat.” Only their old adversary, Captain Tono of the Imperial Japanese Navy, spoils the party.

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THE MICE TEMPLAR IV: LEGEND #9

STORY: BRYAN J.L. GLASS
ART: VICTOR SANTOS
COVER A:  MICHAEL AVON OEMING
COVER B: VICTOR SANTOS & CHANDRA FREE
APRIL 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

Mad king Icarus’s destruction of the Great Ash Tree has galvanized the entire Templar remnant around the legend of Karic, for both good…and ill. While the charismatic Field Marshal Payton seeks control of the young mouse’s legacy, the schemes of Ronan enlist intervention by the Bats of Meave to restore his own fading leadership no matter the cost!

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MIND THE GAP #20

STORY: JIM McCANN
ART: SAMI BASRI
COVER A: RODIN ESQUEJO
COVER B: JENNY FRISON
APRIL 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

“ACT II: EXPOSED,” Conclusion!

The return of a fan-favorite! A NEW Hoodie?! And a character’s true colors are revealed…in blood.

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MINIMUM WAGE #4

STORY / ART / COVER: BOB FINGERMAN
APRIL 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

It’s hard to tell if it’s celebarting or medicating, but on the heels of Rob signing a new lease, he and the boys hit the town hard in an alcohol-fueld swirl. Goth girls, trench coat Mafiosi, jock thugs, and more populate the fourth chapter of BOB FINGERMAN‘s so-real-it-hurts series.

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MORNING GLORIES #40

STORY: NICK SPENCER
ART: JOE EISMA
COVER: RODIN ESQUEJO
APRIL 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“Science.”

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NOWHERE MEN #9

STORY: ERIC STEPHENSON
ART: MÖRITAT, JORDIE BELLAIRE, & EMI LENOX
COVER: MÖRITAT & FONOGRAFIKS
APRIL 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

The world is changing.

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ONE-HIT WONDER #3 (of 5)

STORY: FABRICE SAPOLSKY
ART / COVER: ARIEL OLIVETTI
APRIL 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

The shocking events of last issue have left Richie angrier than ever. He’s determined to find who has targeted someone very close to him. His journey only begins and on the way, he’ll cross paths with an old friend, a pretender, a dead guy with weird tattoos, and a human bomb!

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PETER PANZERFAUST #19

STORY: KURTIS J. WIEBE
ART / COVER: TYLER JENKINS
APRIL 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

“THE HUNT,” Part Four

A hunt turns deadly when Lily’s prey discovers her plan and unleashes hell. Trapped, alone, and massively outnumbered, she has only one trick up her sleeve…

…A magic bullet!

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PROTECTORS, INC. #6

STORY: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
ART / COVER:  GORDON PURCELL & MIKE ATIYEH
APRIL 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

It began with two seemingly unconnected deaths: a young woman, washed up on the shore of Lake Michigan, and the Huntsman, whose death Protectors, Inc. insisted was an accident. But now the lines connecting those two events are becoming clear, and Lieutenant Detective John Riley finds himself on the edge of a conspiracy that may shatter everything the public believes about their heroes…assuming he can survive the investigation.

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REAL HEROES #2

STORY / ART / COVER A: BRYAN HITCH
COVER B: KEVIN NOWLAN
COVER C: JOCK
APRIL 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

The cast of The Olympians superhero movie franchise has been asked to save the world. It can’t end well.

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REVENGE #3 (of 4)

STORY: JONATHAN ROSS
ART / COVER: IAN CHURCHILL
APRIL 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

With Ignatio the surgically enhanced dwarf as an unexpected ally and a new face stolen from a dead dog, Griffin Franks’ luck is finally looking up! But he still has to fight his way past a gang of corrupt killer cops and get back to Hollywood if he is going to get what he wants most in the world: REVENGE!

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REVIVAL #20

STORY: TIM SEELEY
ART: MIKE NORTON
COVER: JENNY FRISON
APRIL 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Dana sends Ibrahaim after an elusive prey. Em makes a new friend who shares her passion for pain and guilt.

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SATELLITE SAM #8

STORY: MATT FRACTION
ART / COVER: HOWARD CHAYKIN
APRIL 2 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50

SEX! DEATH! LIVE TV!

Michael and Kara make a major breakthrough in their unofficial investigation into the death of the man that played “Satellite Sam” as everyone’s kinks and obsessions go into overdrive—and scandal threatens to tear the show and the network apart.

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SAVIORS #5

STORY: JAMES ROBINSON
ART / COVER: J. BONE
APRIL 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Tomas and fellow freedom fighter Kurt have escaped the horror of the Mexican town La Calma and the aliens who hunted them. Or so they think. However, now at adrift at sea, a greater alien horror awaits them, with no way to destroy it and nowhere to run.

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SHELTERED #9

STORY: ED BRISSON
ART / COVER: JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS
APRIL 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Internal struggles at Safe Haven result in a splitting of the group. The two factions come head-to-head as Victoria attempts to dethrone Lucas.

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SKULLKICKERS #26

STORY: JIM ZUB
ART: EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS
COVER:  JAMES GHIO
APRIL 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

“A DOZEN COUSINS AND A CRUMPLED CROWN,” Part Two

In this special issue (they’re all special, but whatever): The HiSTORY: of Dwarves (The ‘Short’ Version).

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SOVEREIGN #2

STORY: CHRIS ROBERSON
ART / COVER: PAUL MAYBURY
APRIL 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

An emperor lays dead, with no successor named for his vacated throne. Visitors from a distant land discover that there is more in the world than their philosophies know. And three masked outcasts come bearing word of a coming apocalypse…

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SPAWN #242

STORY / COVER: TODD McFARLANE
ART: SZYMON KUDRANSKI
APRIL 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

After the annihilation at the construction site Bludd tries to figure out his next move. Clown is the last place he’d seek help, but may have no alternative. Sara begins having excruciatingly demonic nightmares, but, unfortunately for Sara, her visions my not be a dream.

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STARLIGHT #2

STORY: MARK MILLAR
ART / COVER B: GORAN PARLOV
COVER A: BILL SIENKIEWICZ
APRIL 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Duke McQueen once saved an alien world from destruction—but it happened in a place nobody believes in, during a time nobody remembers. Surrounded by memories of his late wife and his happier past, Duke’s days as a hero are long gone…or so he thinks! Now, a young visitor from the world Duke once saved is coming to him with a desperate plea for help. It’s one last chance at adventure for Duke, and another chapter to unfold in the ever-expanding Millarworld Universe!

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STRAY BULLETS: KILLERS #2

STORY / ART / COVER: DAVID LAPHAM
APRIL 16 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50

When her niece, missing for almost a year, shows up on her doorstep with a horrifying secret, Carol Hogarth will find out that people can be poison…especially if that person is named Virginia Applejack. Find out what best friends, worst enemies, an artificial leg, and a bottle of rum all have to do with “THE KILLER WHO AWOKE BEFORE DAWN.”

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TALES OF HONOR #2

STORY: MATT HAWKINS
ART: JUNG-GEUN YOON & SANG-IL JEONG
COVER A: SANG-IL JEONG
COVER B: PATRICK TATAPOULOUS
APRIL 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

THE HONORVERSE EXPANDS TO COMICS!

Based on the bestselling military science fiction novels by David Weber, this original comic book series continues the story of Honor Harrington as she investigates the threat to Basilisk Station by the Republic of Haven. This series is part of a new multi-platform story world that includes a mobile game app to be released with the first issue and a feature film currently in development.

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TEN GRAND #10

STORY: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
ART / COVER A: C.P. SMITH
COVER B: KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
APRIL 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Joe has penetrated into the depths of Hell to save Laura, the woman he loves more than life itself, from a horrific fate beyond description. He’s learned the Enemy’s plans to bring down Heaven. They think he’s cornered, trapped, neutralized. They’re wrong, and by the end of this issue, the ultimate war between heaven and hell will begin…with Joe Fitzgerald right at the center of the biggest fight since the dawn of Creation.

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THIEF OF THIEVES #20

STORY: ANDY DIGGLE
ART / COVER: SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & FELIX SERRANO
APRIL 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

“THE HIT LIST” starts here!

Conrad may have pulled off his last heist, but not without making some new enemies. Is anyone in his life safe?

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UMBRAL #6

STORY: ANTONY JOHNSTON
ART / COVER: CHRISTOPHER MITTEN
APRIL 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

“CHASING SHADOWS”

THE CONCLUSION TO BOOK ONE! Rascal runs from the Redguard’s clutches—but it will cost her more than she can imagine! Where can she go? Who can she trust? Are you sure? Because nothing seems certain any more. And by the end of this issue, nobody will be above suspicion!

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UNDERTOW #3 (of 6)

STORY: STEVE ORLANDO
ART / COVER: ARTYOM TRAKHANOV
APRIL 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Surrounded by bloodthirsty humans, boiling in their landsuits as the sun rises, Redum Anshargal and Ukinnu Alal’s team comes face to face with a primordial god. He’s never killed a god before, but that doesn’t mean Anshargal isn’t up for trying.

The dry frontier takes another life as the pulp monster adventure continues!

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A VOICE IN THE DARK #6

STORY / ART / COVER: LARIME TAYLOR
APRIL 16 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99

“KILLING GAME,” Part Four

With Zoey plotting murder once again, she needs to get close to her prey and learn all she can. That means going undercover to the Sorority Halloween party. But is Zoey the only killer in costume?

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THE WALKING DEAD #125

STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART: CHARLIE ADLARD & STEFANO GAUDIANO
COVER: CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART
APRIL 9 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99

“ALL OUT WAR,” Part 11

The f*ck f*cking f*ckity f*cking penultimate chapter of All Out Motherf*cking War!

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THE WALKING DEAD #126

STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART: CHARLIE ADLARD & STEFANO GAUDIANO
COVER: CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART
APRIL 23 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99

“ALL OUT WAR,” Conclusion

This changes everything.

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ZERO #7

STORY: ALES KOT
ART: MATT TAYLOR & JORDIE BELLAIRE
COVER A: MATT TAYLOR & TOM MULLER
COVER B: SEAN PHILLIPS & TOM MULLER
APRIL 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Zero and Zizek come to a place fifty-six miles away from Juarez, Mexico. There is business to be made in human misery.

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93321-5 – WWE ‘MACHO MAN’ RANDY SAVAGE Resin Statue

  • Commemorates WrestleMania 5
  • Limited edition
  • Includes an authentic piece of WrestleMania 5 memorabilia (TBD)
  • Individually and sequentially numbered
  • Stands over 15 inches tall
  • Cold-cast resin statue with detailed 360 degree rotating base
  • Certificate of authenticity hand-signed by Todd McFarlane

SOLID CASE PACK INFORMATION:

Standard 1-piece case.  Refer to individual item codes above when ordering. Call your local retailer for pricing.

#71680-1 MLB Series 32

#71681-8 Miguel Cabrera – Detroit Tigers

plus BRONZE Collector Level Figure

#71682-5 Aroldis Chapman – Cincinnati Reds

plus GOLD Collector Level Figure

#71684-9 Yadier Molina – St. Louis Cardinals

#71685-6 Manny Machado – Baltimore Orioles

plus SILVER Collector Level Figure

#71686-3 Yasiel Puig – Los Angeles Dodgers

plus SILVER & BRONZE Collector Level Figure

#71689-4 Rickey Henderson – Oakland Athletics

Assorted Case Pack Information:

Standard 8-pack case includes 1 piece of each figure, 2pcs of Puig and 1 random Collector Level figure. Call your local retailer for pricing.

SOLID CASE PACK INFORMATION:

Standard 8-piece case includes 7 solids of the figure and 1 random Collector Level. Refer to individual item codes above when ordering.

#75057-7 Boston Red Sox Championship 2 Pack

  • Features David “Big Papi” Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia
  • Each figure will include the official World Series patches and each pack will include a scaled Commissioner’s Trophy

Solid Case Pack Information:

Standard 4-piece case. Call your local retailer for pricing. Refer to individual item codes above when ordering.

Preview: Skullkickers #24

Skullkickers #24

Story By: Ron Marz
Story By: Todd Dezago
Story By: Jim Zubkavich
Art By: Lee Moder
Art By: Stjepan Sejic
Cover By: Edwin Huang
Cover By: Jim Zubkavich
Price: $3.50
Diamond ID: JUN130461
Published: August 28, 2013

BEFORE SKULLKICKERS A return to our classic legacy numbering just in time for a new set of Tavern Tales! Four short stories by top flight talent detailing the earlier adventures of our heroes.

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Preview: Mighty Skullkickers #1

Mighty Skullkickers #1

Story by: Jim Zubkavich
Art By: Edwin Huang
Cover By: Edwin Huang & Jim Zubkavich
Variant Cover by: Chris Stevens
Price: $3.50

MIGHTY SKULLKICKERS: A classic relaunch that blazes a new trail with familiar fan favorite sensibilities. A bold, new direction, a continuing story and a brand new adjective! Our twenty-first issue is brand a new #1! Our B cover is a variant with the original numbering, in case readers want their issue super-duper “old school.”

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Image Comics in July 2013

SATELLITE SAM #1 

story MATT FRACTION
art / cover  HOWARD CHAYKIN
JULY 3
32 PAGES / BW / M
$3.50

SEX • DEATH • LIVE TV!

NEW YORK CITY, 1951: The star of beloved daily television serial “Satellite Sam” turns up dead in a flophouse filled with dirty secrets. The police think it was death by natural causes but his son knows there was something more… if only he could sober up long enoguh to do something about it. This noir mystery shot through with sex and violence exposes the seedy underbelly of the golden age of television.

By MATT FRACTION (CASANOVA, Hawkeye, FF) and HOWARD CHAYKIN (BLACK KISS I & II, AMERICAN FLAGG!).

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GHOSTED #1

story JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art GORAN SUDZUKA & MIROSLAV MRVA
cover SEAN PHILLIPS
JULY 10
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

A HORROR/CRIME MASHUP THAT’S EQUAL PARTS OCEAN’S 11 AND THE SHINING.

Jackson T. Winters is one of the greatest criminal masterminds to ever live…except he’s rotting in jail after his last, doomed score. But when a filthy rich collector breaks him out, he’s tasked with putting together an elite team of paranormal experts to do the impossible: Steal a ghost from a haunted house of horrors!

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SHELTERED #1

story ED BRISSON
art / cover  JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS
JULY 10
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

A PRE-APOCALYPTIC TALE OF SURVIVAL AT ANY COST.

The men and women of Safe Haven have been preparing for any-and-all end of world scenarios for years. However, their bunkers, weapons and training can’t save them from the one threat they never could have expected: Their own children.

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CYBER FORCE #6

story MARC SILVESTRI
art MARCO TURINI & STJEPAN SEJIC
cover A MARC SILVESTRI
cover B STJEPAN SEJIC
cover C JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
JUL 17
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

KILLJOY RETURNS!

Velocity and Ripclaw have been left hurting since their last confrontation with CDI. To eradicate the rogue Cyber Force faction once and for all, an even more dangerous and uncontrollable threat has been activated.

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DAWN: THE SWORDMASTER’S DAUGHTER & OTHER STORIES (one-shot)

story / art / cover JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
JULY 10
32 PAGES/ FC / T+
$3.99

In his first new Dawn comic in three years, JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER brings to life three classic tales as only Dawn can. “THE SWORDMASTER’S DAUGHTER” shows a young Dawn inspiring Darrian to become a master swordsman. In “SAMSARA,” Dawn learns that Death is never late for an appointment. And in “THE WHITE PHOENIX,” Dawn shows Darrian if it is right to fight false friends by sharing with him a page from The Bhagavad Gita.

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ELEPHANTMEN #50

story RICHARD STARKINGS
art AXEL MEDELLIN, GABRIEL BAUTISTA & MORITAT
cover FRANK QUITELY
flip cover LADRÖNN re-presenting the cover of ELEPHANTMEN #1
JULY 17th
64 PAGES / FC / $5.99

“BLUE COLLAR BLUES” 

The work of an Elephantman who died quietly after living a solitary life in a loft in downtown Los Angeles, paints a different picture of the lives of all the Elephantmen.

PLUS: A gallery of art and ELEPHANTMEN #1, re-presented in celebration of our 50th issue!

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ELEPHANTMEN, VOL. 6: EARTHLY DESIRES HC

story RICHARD STARKINGS, MONIFA ALDRIDGE & DAVID HINE
rat AXEL MEDELLIN, DAVE SIM, TONY PARKER, DAVID HINE, TULA LOTAY, SHAKY KANE, BOO COOK & IAN CHURCHILL
cover BOO COOK
JULY 10
312 PAGES / FC / M
$34.99

Collecting issues 40-49 of Image’s longest-running Piulp Science Fiction series, ELEPHANTMEN, VOL. 6 is packed with extras, including the HIP FLASK/STRONTIUM DOG crossover by STARKINGS and BOO COOK, and the HIP FLASK/MARINEMAN crossover by STARKINGS and IAN CHURCHILL

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39 MINUTES, VOL. 1 HC

story WILLIAM HARMS
art JERRY LANDO & LINDA SEJIC
cover RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
JUL 31
128 PAGES / FC / T+
$19.99

ROBBING A BANK IS EASY, IT’S THE GETAWAY THAT’S HARD

The bank is surrounded by police officers, alarms are blaring, customers and employees are screaming, and the streets are blocked off. So what’s the solution? Kill everyone in town!

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AGE OF BRONZE, VOL. 3B: BETRAYAL, PART TWO TP & HC

story ERIC SHANOWER
art / cover  ERIC SHANOWER  
JULY 10
176 PAGES / BW / M
$18.99 TP
$28.99 HC

The Trojan plain fills with death as Achaean forces clash in blood with the Trojan army. In the city of Troy Pandarus pulls the strings to put Troilus in Cressida’s bed. But when Cressida is ripped away to the enemy camp, how far will Troilus fight to recover her?

Collects AGE OF BRONZE #27-33.

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THE ACTIVITY, VOL. 3 TP

story NATHAN EDMONDSON
art / cover MITCH GERADS & MARC LAMING
JULY 17
160 PAGES / FC / T
$16.99

From Ft. Belvoir to Fallujah, Team Omaha follows leads from missions in all corners of the globe and uncovers a massive plot funded by one of the U.S.’s biggest global enemies.

Collects THE ACTIVITY  #12-16.

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BLACK KISS II TP

story / art / cover  HOWARD CHAYKIN
JULY 3
128 PAGES / BW / M
$14.99

Nearly 25 years ago, HOWARD CHAYKIN brought the ‘80s to a close, and comics to the brink, with his landmark erotic thriller, BLACK KISS.  Now, after years of anticipation, he’s back with BLACK KISS II, telling the story behind that legendary story – like the original, in glorious black and white.

And really, now – does it have to be so dirty?

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GLORY, VOL. 2: WAR TORN TP

story JOE KEATINGE
art ROSS CAMPBELL, ULISES FARINAS, OWEN GIENI, EMI LENOX, GREG HINKLE, JED DOUGHERTY, SLOANE LEONG & ROMAN MURADOV
JULY 10
144 PAGES / FC / M
$14.99

GLORY REACHES ITS SHOCKING CONCLUSION!

Featuring the introduction of Glory’s ultra-violence prone sister, Nanaja, the truth behind their parents’ hidden alliance and a very special guest appearance by Ernest Hemingway!

Collects GLORY #29-34.

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INVINCIBLE, VOL. 18: THE DEATH OF EVERYONE TP

story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art RYAN OTTLEY, CLIFF RATHBURN & JOHN RAUCH
cover RYAN OTTLEY & JOHN RAUCH
JULY 31
160 PAGES / FC / T+
$16.99

Mark Grayson’s entire life as a superhero, all he’s learned, all he’s endured, it’s all been leading to this one moment. Will he become the hero he was meant to or will he choose… a DIFFERENT path?

Collects issues #97-102 of the greatest super hero comic in the universe.

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KAFKA HC

story STEVEN T. SEAGLE
art / cover  STEFANO GAUDIANO & MARCO CINELLO
JULY 10
176 PAGES / FC / T+ 
$29.99

A MAN WITH NO PAST HAS SIX DAYS TO RECOVER HIS FUTURE.

Dan Hutton lost everything. Adrift in the witness relocation program, Dan is told his new identity has been compromised – by two different groups each claiming to be US agents. Not knowing who to trust, Dan runs – back to the world that took everything he loved.

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KOMACON HC

story ANINA BENNETT, COLLEEN DORAN, JOE KEATINGE, BEN McCOOL, BEAU SMITH & RICK VEITCH
art JUN-HYUK CHOI, HA MI JANG, ROCK-HE KIM, CHAN-HYUK LEE, IN_HYUK LEE & JUNG-GUEN YOON
cover IN_HYUK LEE
JULY 10
88 PAGES / FC / M
$12.99

Six exceptional young artists from South Korea join forces with six outstanding veteran American writers to create a cross-cultural anthology of spectacular breadth.

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THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, VOL . 3 TP 

story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art NICK PITARRA
JULY 24
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.50

“BUILDING”

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?

The acclaimed FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE epic series now in one super educational package. It’s THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, VOLUME 3: BUILDING!

Collecting issues 11-15 of the world’s most irreverent alt history book. 

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MASKS AND MOBSTERS, VOL. 1 HC

story JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art MIKE HENDERSON, RYAN CODY, JASON COPLAND & JUSTIN GREENWOOD
cover MIKE HENDERSON
JULY 3
128 PAGES/BW/M
$19.99

One of USA Today’s Best Digital Comics of 2012

When Mob enforcer Bobby Silver killed masked hero Doctor Daylight in cold blood, it sent shock waves through the Masked community. Now in the eyes of the heroes, the mob is their #1 enemy—and it’s war!

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NOWHERE MEN, VOL. 1: FATES WORSE THAN DEATH

story ERIC STEPHENSON
art NATE BELLEGARDE & JORDIE BELLAIRE
cover NATE BELLEGARDE & FONOGRAFIKS
JULY 17
184 PAGES / FC / T+
$9.99

“SCIENCE IS THE NEW ROCK ‘N’ ROLL!”

So said Dade Ellis, Simon Grimshaw, Emerson Strange, and Thomas Walker at the dawn of a new age of enlightenment that ushered in a boom in scientific advancement.  As the research supergroup World Corp., they became the most celebrated scientists of all time.  They changed the world—and we loved them for it. But where did it all go wrong?  And when progress is made at any and all cost, who ultimately pays the price?

Collects NOWHERE MEN #1-6

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REVIVAL, VOL. 2 TP: LIVE LIKE YOU MEAN IT

story TIM SEELEY
art  MIKE NORTON & MARK ENGLERT
cover MIKE NORTON & JENNY FRISON
JULY 17
128 PAGES / FC / T+
$14.99

For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now the living and the recently returned struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy, amidst political and religious conflicts.

Collects REVIVAL #6-11.

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SAVAGE DRAGON: ON TRIAL TP

Story / art / cover ERIK LARSEN
JULY 3
128 PAGES / FC / T
$16.99

Savage Dragon is on trial for crimes he committed when he had reverted to his Emperor Kurr persona. Now the world is witness to the shocking verdict.

Collets SAVAGE DRAGON #181-186.

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SKULLKICKERS, VOL. 4: EIGHTY EYES ON AN EVIL ISLAND TP

story JIM ZUB
art EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS
cover EDWIN HUANG & ESPEN GRUNDETJERN
JULY 10
160 PAGES / FC / T
$16.99

The fourth SKULLKICKERS adventure is madcap island mayhem with tropical terror, savage stupidity, beach brawls and jungle jams alongside surprising revelations about the SKULLKICKERS mythos.

Collects SKULLKICKERS #18-23 (including the five ‘unbooted’ issues Uncanny, Savage, Mighty, All-New Secret, and Dark Skullkickers Dark).

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SAGA “LYING CAT” T-SHIRT

JULY 10
Men’s and women’s sizes
$19.99 S-XL
$22.99 XXL

So you say you don’t want one of these snazzy Saga t-shirts featuring all-new art by FIONA STAPLES?

“Lying.”

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THE WALKING DEAD LUNCH BOX

JULY 10
$14.99

The new lunch box from THE WALKING DEAD is ready to shamble its way into your lunchtime activities, with art by CHARLIE ADLARD.

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THE WALKING DEAD “EZEKIEL HAS A TIGER” T-SHIRT

JULY 10
Men’s and women’s sizes
$19.99 S-XL
$22.99 XXL

Ezekiel has a tiger. You have a t-shirt. Art by CHARLIE ADLARD.

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’68 JUNGLE JIM #4 (of 4)

story MARK KIDWELL
art / cover JEFF ZORNOW & JAY FOTOS
variant cover NATE JONES & JAY FOTOS
JULY 3
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.99

MINISERIES CONCLUSION!

An armored engine of vengeance stalks the jungle trails, following a rogue band of Viet Cong guerillas and a pair of kidnapped children. Doomed to become brainwashed killing machines, a hero some call Jungle Jim is their only hope.

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APHRODITE IX #3

story MATT HAWKINS
art STJEPAN SEJIC
cover A STJEPAN SEJIC
cover B DAVID FINCH
cover C ERIC BASALDUA
JULY 10
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

Aphrodite IX was created for a purpose, but she does not know what it is.  Torn between two factions in a hostile, new world, she’s forced to choose sides in a war that she wants no part in.

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BEDLAM #9

story NICK SPENCER
art RYAN BROWNE
cover FRAZER IRVING
JULY 17
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.50

“Hiding Something.”

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BLACKACRE #8

story DUFFY BOUDREAU
art WENDELL CAVALCANTI & ANTONIO FABELA
cover BRIAN CHURILLA
JULY 3
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

On one side of the wall, harsh reality pushes an embattled visionary to the point of no return. On the other, strange fate presents an anguished victim with the perfect opportunity for revenge.

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THE BOUNCE #3

story JOE CASEY
art / cover DAVID MESSINA
JULY 24
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

INTRODUCING: THE HORROR!

Good ol’ Jasper Jenkins has his hands full dealing with the newest threat in town (this freak lives up to his name!). Meanwhile, learn the hidden secrets tucked away inside a secret identity!

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CHIN MUSIC #4

story STEVE NILES
art / cover  TONY HARRIS
JULY 17
22 PAGES / C / M
$2.99

Chicago has become ground zero for one of the oldest wars ever fought. Shaw’s supernatural stunt to bring Al Capone back from the dead takes a sudden and terrifying turn. Old enemies use the recently dead to flush the fallen mystic from hiding.

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CLONE #9

story DAVID SCHULNER, AARON GINSBURG & WADE MCINTYRE
art / cover JUAN JOSE RYP & FELIX SERRANO
JULY 24
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

Luke Taylor has a secret to share: WE’RE ALL CLONES.

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THE DARKNESS #116

story DAVID HINE
art / cover JEREMY HAUN & JOHN RAUCH
JUL 24
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.99

SERIES FINALE!

As The Darkness virus becomes a citywide epidemic, the Old Gods run rampant. What will it take for Jackie Estacado to reclaim the Darkness from his nefarious Doppelganger?

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A DISTANT SOIL #41

story / art / cover COLLEEN DORAN
JULY 24
32 PAGES / BW / T
$3.50

The Hierarchy is defeated. Now, the small team of human rebels and their allies face an even bigger foe: A factionalized resistance movement intent on seizing power.

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THE DREAM MERCHANT #3

story NATHAN EDMONDSON
art / cover KONSTANTIN NOVOSADOV
JULY 10 
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.50

With dreams come nightmares…but where do nightmares come from?

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EAST OF WEST #5

story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art NICK DRAGOTTA
JULY 31
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.50

“THE LOST WORDS”

Hear the good word, hear the MESSAGE. In this issue of East of West we find out the contents of the apocrypha that predicts the end of the world. Or does it?

The most exciting new book of the year, EAST OF WEST continues in: “THE LOST WORDS.”

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FATALE #16

story ED BRUBAKER
art  SEAN PHILLIPS & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER
cover SEAN PHILLIPS
JULY 3
32 PGS / FC / M
$3.50

Nicolas is on Josephine’s trail of secrets, and they lead him back to 1990s Seattle, where a rock band, a gang of bank robbers, and a wandering serial killer all circle around a mysterious woman with no memory…

And remember, each issue of FATALE contains extra content, artwork and articles that are only available in the printed single issues.

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FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY #5 (of 5)

story FRANK J. BARBIERE
art / cover CHRIS MOONEYHAM
JULY 24
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

…THE END?

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GREAT PACIFIC #8

story JOE HARRIS
art / cover  MARTÍN MORAZZO
JULY 3
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

“NATION BUILDING” Part Two
Who shot Chas Worthington? It’s not like he hasn’t pissed off his share of people who’d want him dead. But while outside powers threaten to hijack control of his fledgling trash nation, forces within the plastic province of New Texas conspire to tear it apart.

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INVINCIBLE #105

story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover RYAN OTTLEY & JOHN RAUCH
JULY 17
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

INVINCIBLE IS BACK!

It’s a new day dawning for everyone’s favorite superhero.  If you’ve ever wanted to jump onto INVINCIBLE without shelling out the money for 18 collected editions, this would be the perfect issue to start with.

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INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #4

story PHIL HESTER
art/ cover TODD NAUCK & GABE ELTAEB
JULY 3
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

No one is better than Best Tiger.

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IT GIRL & THE ATOMICS #12

story JAMIE S. RICH
art CHYNNA CLUGSTON FLORES, MIKE NORTON, NATALIE NOURIGAT
cover MICHAEL & LAURA ALLRED
JULY 17
32 PAGES / FC / E
$2.99

STOP AS YOU MEANT TO GO ON”–SERIES FINALE!

All the ATOMICS artists return for a triptych of international superspies, dopey costumed villains, and mummy attacks. Rights will be wronged, relationships repaired, and seriously, it’s going to be one heck of a party!

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LAZARUS #2

story GREG RUCKA
art/cover MICHAEL LARK
JULY 24
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

“FAMILY,” Part Two

The Carlyle Family has been attacked by their enemies to the south, and Forever’s father suspects a conspiracy amongst his children. To root it out, he sends Forever into the arms of the enemy, Family Morray.

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THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #16

story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art NICK PITARRA
JUNE 24
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.50

“FINITE OPPENHEIMERS,” Part Two

An in-depth look at the second decade of the ongoing war inside Oppenheimer’s brain. It’s endless brothers versus brothers: It’s the Oppenheimer Civil War!

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MICE TEMPLAR IV: LEGEND #4

story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art VICTOR SANTOS
cover a MICHAEL AVON OEMING
cover b VICTOR SANTOS & CHANDRA FREE
JULY 3
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99

“TOSK’S TALE”

Karic confronts the full Pantheon of gods and discovers a shocking truth behind the prophecy, his destiny, the dark winter’s dream and his own growing legend.

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MICE TEMPLAR IV: LEGEND #5

story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art VICTOR SANTOS
cover a MICHAEL AVON OEMING
cover b VICTOR SANTOS & CHANDRA FREE
JULY 24
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99

“A LEGEND OF GODS”

Karic claims his destiny within Otherworld, but must face the wrath of the Parliament of gods, against whom no mortal can contend.

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MIND THE GAP #13


story JIM McCANN
art RODIN ESQUEJO & DAN McDAID
cover A RODIN ESQUEJO
cover B DAN McDAID

JULY 17
32 PAGES / FC / T+ 

$2.99

“R.I. PETERSSEN,” Part One

The race to kill Elle begins here! Min and her lackeys wrestle to control the final fate of Elle, but there are others who may be one step ahead. The only thing that’s certain is that Elle must die. As Elle’s time as she knows it winds down, learn how it all began, with the flashbacks to the origin of Jairus! Is this the beginning of the end…or just the end of the beginning?

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MINIATURE JESUS #4 (of 5)

story / art / cover TED McKEEVER
JULY 17
24 PAGES / BW / M
$3.99

GOLDEN-AGE FORMAT

With present day society being nothing more than a meandering landscape of bloated roadkill, leave it to our recovering alcoholic Chomsky and 8” Jesus to confront the facade of what stands for humanity’s cardboard excuse of a higher power.

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MORNING GLORIES #29

story NICK SPENCER
art JOE EISMA
cover RODIN ESQUEJO
JULY 24
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.50

“A New Assignment.”

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PETER PANZERFAUST #12

story KURTIS J. WIEBE
art / cover TYLER JENKINS
JULY 10
32 PAGES / FC / T 
$3.50

“CRY OF THE WOLF,” Part Two

An official meeting of top German officials in a nearby town spells trouble for operations in The Sticks. But, something much worse is about to arrive.

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PROPHET #39

story BRANDON GRAHAM & SIMON ROY
art SIMON ROY & GIANNIA MILONOGIANNIS
cover HELEN MAIER
JULY 24
32 PAGES / FC / T+

$3.99

Die-Hard, a cyborg trying to regain his humanity, looks back over the thousands of years since his birth.

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REVIVAL #12

story TIM SEELEY
art MIKE NORTON w/ ART BALTAZAR
cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
JULY 17
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

The “Revival Event” as seen through the eyes of young Cooper Cypress.

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SAVAGE DRAGON #190

story / art / cover ERIK LARSEN
JULY 24
32 PAGES / FC / MR
$3.99
LIMITED EDITION DIGEST VERSION
64 PAGES / FC / MR
$3.99

The countdown to the biggest and most significant change for SAVAGE DRAGON continues as Dragon faces Mako in jail for their most brutal battle ever!

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SEX #5

story JOE CASEY
art / cover PIOTR KOWALSKI
JULY 31
32 PAGES/FC/M
$2.99

Simon Cooke’s night out has disastrous consequences! And not just socially. But, hey, at least he’s trying! Meanwhile, life in Saturn City’s criminal underworld rolls on… just not as smoothly as expected. Never forget: SEX is real! SEX is now! But, most importantly, SEX has infected your local comic book store!

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SPAWN #233

story TODD MCFARLANE
art SZYMON KUDRANSKI
cover TODD MCFARLANE
JULY 3
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

“COMPLEX MESSIAH,” Part Five

Jim is at odds with his powers as he and the K7-Leetha fight for control. Can Jim harness the dark powers within? Or will the suit overwhelm his human soul, making him a true Hellspawn?

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SUPER DINOSAUR #22

story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art JASON HOWARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
cover JASON HOWARD
JULY 31
32 PAGES / FC / E
$2.99

The Dino-Men attack!  United by Tyrannosaurus-X, the creations of Max Maximus are brought together for a single purpose: the destruction of the Dynamo family and Super Dinosaur!

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TEN GRAND #3

story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
art / cover BEN TEMPLESMITH
JULY 3
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

Joe Fitzgerald’s client is dead. The young woman he went searching for on her behalf is dead. And he’s not happy about it. Worse still, someone’s shaking the foundations of Heaven, in a move putting the spirit of his beloved Laura in jeopardy. Someone’s going to pay for it…even if that means walking into Hell itself.

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THIEF OF THIEVES # 16

story ANDY DIGGLE & ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & FELIX SERRANO
JULY 31
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

A sit down with the Godfather…

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THE WALKING DEAD #112

story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
JULY 10
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99

Carl and Andrea are faced with the unthinkable.

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WITCHBLADE #168

story TIM SEELEY
art DIEGO BERNARD
cover A JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
cover B DIEGO BERNARD
JULY 3
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

“ABSOLUTE CORRUPTION,” Part Two

After failing to capture the murderous criminal Toio Mulranny, Sara is forced to ask who is the greater threat: Toio or former Witchblade bearer Katarina Godliffe?

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Dark Skullkickers Dark #1 in June

This June, Image Comics beats a horse to death and you’re all invited to watch! It’s a new comic that’s not new at all… but it is dark. “How dark?” you ask? It’s so dark Image had to use the word twice – Dark Skullkickers Dark!

Image’s PR and Marketing Director Jennifer de Guzman said:

This may be the worst thing we’ve ever done. It’s a pale reflection of the industry’s need to spin rebooted series through endless hype, turning the crazed hamster wheel of entertainment promotion until it’s fallen apart. Good-bye, integrity.

Dark Skullkickers Dark #1, written by old industry pariah Jim Zub and drawn by young pencil jockey Edwin Huang, wraps up the fourth story arc of Skullkickers, the series people keep saying they’ve heard about but haven’t had a chance to try yet but, dangit, they will at some point if they see the collections on sale or something.

If you’re one of the few and proud collectors of Skullkickers irritated that you won’t have aSkullkickers #23 to add to your collection, fret thee not. In addition to the regular “Dark Dark” cover Image is offering a special “issue #23 variant” B cover to keep your collection copasetic. They’re looking out for you, baby.

Skullkickers is All-New, Secret in May

This May, Image Comics forces you to wonder why we keep pushing this silly comic book over and over again in a new adjective-laden comic called– The All-New Secret Skullkickers!

“We can’t stop now. It… it has a life of its own. This reboot-itis has permeated our souls,” said Image PR and Marketing Director Jennifer de Guzman. “I hated it at first but now it feels kind of good. Warm… safe… In a darkened world full of uncertainty it’s all we have left.”

The All-New Secret Skullkickers #1, written by promotional broken record Jim Zub and drawn by innocent mp3 Edwin Huang, continues the epic six-arc Skullkickers storyline on a haunted island of mystery, apes and rampant violence. It’s good.

“At this rate I figure we’re still a couple months away from using up any goodwill I might have built up in this industry,” said series creator Jim Zub. “This is the kind of thing that can happen when you let creators write their own press releases.”

If you’re a diehard collector of Skullkickers who’s sad that you won’t have a Skullkickers #22 to add to your collection, fret no longer. In addition to the regular “All-New Secret” cover we’re offering a special “issue #22 variant” B cover to make sure your numbers stay in order. You can tell everyone you started reading “before they became horrible sell-outs.”

“We’re sick. We can’t help it. Comic price guide makers will curse this stupid string of title changes for the rest of their natural lives.” The All-New Secret Skullkickers #1 will be available in May wherever fine comics are sold. Pre-order it now from the March issue of Previews and stop the hurting.

 

Skullkickers gets “Mighty”

BEST PRESS RELEASE THIS WEEK! – Brett

This April, Image Comics invites readers to keep jumping on board action and adventure with a big ol’ adjective shuffle in – The Mighty Skullkickers! Continuing their needling of a certain publisher.

“After twenty issues of critically-acclaimed bone-busting adventure, we felt it was important to re-remind retailers and readers that Skullkickers is the most enjoyable adventure series in the whole crazy comic industry,” said Image PR and Marketing Director Jennifer de Guzman. “And when you need people to take notice, you reboot that $#%@ just like the big boys do.”

Mighty Skullkickers #1, written by commercial sell-out Jim Zub and drawn by the young and impressionable Edwin Huang, continues the epic six-arc Skullkickers storyline. It’s good stuff. Really good. Tell your friends.

“Some jokes get funnier with time. Some adjectives describe a concept perfectly. When we sat down and discussed the ideas at the heart of Skullkickers, we realized all along it should have been called ‘Mighty’” says series creator Jim Zub. “Also, sales. Dirty, dirty sales.”

If you’re a diehard collector of Skullkickers who’s sad that you won’t have a Skullkickers #21 to add to your collection? Don’t worry, we’ve thought of everything. In addition to the regular “Mighty” cover we’re offering a special “issue #21 variant” B cover to make sure your collector streak is unbroken.

It’s back. It never left. It’s a restart that continues right where it left off. Mighty Skullkickers #1 will be available wherever kick-ass comics are sold on April 24! Pre-order it now from the February issue of Previews.

The Launch of Something “Savage”

This March, Image Comics invites readers to jump on board action and adventure, newly reinvigorated with another very special adjective—The Savage Skullkickers!

“The response to Uncanny Skullkickers was so tremendous that we knew we couldn’t just let something that was working remain unchanged,” said Image PR and Marketing Director Jennifer de Guzman. “Relaunching Skullkickers was a total game-changer! For a whole month, it wasn’t just plain Skullkickers. It was Uncanny! And now it’s going to be Savage! Game. Changer.”

Savage Skullkickers continues the epic Skullkickers storyline and is a perfect jumping-on point for new readers. Even more perfect than last month.

“With over 180 issues released over the past 20 years, Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon is one of the most compelling and consistent creator-owned comics ever made,” said creator Jim Zub. “In order to commemorate Erik’s hard work and strident ‘no relaunching, no renumbering’ approach to his series, we thought we’d relaunch and renumber Skullkickers, stealing his precious ‘Savage’ adjective while we’re at it. Thanks, Erik!”

And if you’re a diehard collector of Skullkickers sad that you won’t have a Skullkickers #20 to add to your collection? Don’t worry, we’ve thought of everything. In addition to the regular “Savage” cover by series artist (and, remember, adorable elf-man) Edwin Huang and Zub himself, we’re offering a special “issue #20 variant” B cover by Chris Stevens to make sure your collector streak is unbroken.

It’s new. It’s classic. It’s a modern reinterpretation that gets back to the roots of these timeless characters. Savage Skullkickers #1 is available wherever kick ass comics are sold starting this March.

 

SAVAGE SKULLKICKERS #1
story:
JIM ZUB
art:
EDWIN HUANG
cover A:
  EDWIN HUANG & JIM ZUB
cover B: 
CHRIS STEVENS

MARCH 27
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.50

SAVAGE SKULLKICKERS: a modern reinterpretation that gets back to the roots of these timeless characters. It’s a bold new direction, a continuing story and a newly added adjective! Our twentieth issue is brand a new #1! Welcome to comic math.

P.S. Retailers: Rack this comic beside other new “Savage” comics you may have hanging around the shop. We won’t mind.

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