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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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Preview – Black Kiss II #6 (of 6)

Black Kiss II #6 (of 6)

By: Howard Chaykin
Price: $2.99

MINISERIES CONCLUSION
It’s the early aughts, and the ascent of terrorism has created jitters of every variety…not the least of which are sensual and sexual…

…and in the new millennium, social media puts a new spin on the concept of social disease.

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Preview – Black Kiss II #5 (of 6)

Black Kiss II #5 (of 6)

By: Howard Chaykin
Price: $2.99

Welcome to Los Angeles, 1984. A trying time and a difficult place for relationships of every stripe, as old lovers fall out and new ones fall in. And Las Vegas, 1991, where and when nostalgia for a carefree world of sexual depravity makes for the strangest bedfellows.

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Preview – Black Kiss II #4 (of 6)

Black Kiss II #4 (of 6)

By: Howard Chaykin
Price: $2.99

Our spiritual twins, united by a bridge of flesh, careen through Mardi Gras in 1962…

…And a mirrored ball is all the light Beverly needs as New York goes pitch black -with a smear of red – in 1977.

Preview – Black Kiss II #3 (of 6)

Black Kiss II #3

By: Howard Chaykin
Price: $2.99

The black shadow of fascist darkness sprawls across France-shattered by the scarlet smears of sex and death…

…And the south coast learns there’s more to California than sunshine and surf, as twin offspring of different mothers find soulmates.

Image Comics in December 2012

MARA #1 (of 6)

story BRIAN WOOD 
art / cover MING DOYLE & JORDIE BELLAIRE
DECEMBER 26
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

Acclaimed creator BRIAN WOOD  (The Massive, DMZ, Demo, Northlanders) and brilliant newcomer MING DOYLE (The Loneliest Astronaut, Fantastic Four, Girl Comics) bring you MARA, the story of an especially gifted woman in a sports-and war-obsessed future.  Young Mara Prince is at the top of the world, a global celebrity in a culture that prizes physical achievement above all else.  After she manifests supernatural abilities on live TV, she becomes famous all over again but for the worst reasons.  Integrating themes of superpowers, celebrity worship, corporate power, feminism, and political brinksmanship, MARA takes a classic genre to new places.

HIP FLASK: OURBOROUS

story RICHARD STARKINGS
art / cover LADRÖNN
DECEMBER 26
48 PAGES / FC / M
$5.99

LADRÖNN Eisner award winner for his work on HIP FLASK: MYSTERY CITY returns for the penultimate issue in the series. Sahara is dead, but both Hip Flask and Obadiah Horn are determined to save her!

BLACKACRE #1 

story DUFFY BOUDREAU 
art WENDELL CAVALCANTI 
cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING
DECEMBER 5
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

100 YEARS AFTER THE FALL… A NEW GREAT GAME BEGINS.

A retired soldier on a secret mission… sent out from the walled city and the only life he’s ever known into the violent wilderness of the world after the fall! Tribal cults, roaming bands of barbarians, vicious warlords! A startling new take on the post-apocalypse and the most auspicious comics debut of the year!

CHANGE #1 (of 4)

story ALES KOT
art / cover MORGAN JESKE
DECEMBER 12
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

A foul-mouthed struggling screenwriter who moonlights as a car thief. An obscenely wealthy rapper completely disconnected from the real world. A dying cosmonaut on his way back to Earth.

Los Angeles is being toyed with by destructive forces that repeatedly find the city through time and swallow it whole, and those three are the only people able to save it – if they survive the fanatics who live in the hills, National Security Agency agents, and the horrors that lurk in the Pacific Ocean.

I LOVE TROUBLE #1

story KEL SYMONS
art / cover MARK A. ROBINSON
DECEMBER 5
24 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

“DISAPPEARING ACT”

Felicia Castillo, a New Orleans grifter, is on the run from mobsters in our premiere issue, when she discovers she possesses an unusual superpower in the middle of a plane crash.

THE LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE #1 (of 6)

story JUSTIN JORDAN
art / cover TRADD MOORE
DECEMBER 5
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.50

Luther Strode lives.

Five years after losing everything, Luther has become more than a nightmare for the evil men in his city… he has become a legend. But somebody is hunting the bogeyman, and he has dangerous allies that Luther will never expect. Luther Strode lives; but for how long?

The sequel to 2011’s breakout hit begins here!

ARTIFACTS #25

story RON MARZ
art STJEPAN SEJIC
cover MARC SILVESTRI
DECEMBER 19
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.99

Thirteen Artifacts destroyed the Universe.  Darkness bearer Jackie Estacado remade the Universe.  Rapture bearer and defrocked priest Tom Judge has recruited Witchblade bearer Sara Pezzini to muscle Jackie into setting everything back to how it was.  Will their triumph return the natural order of things, or will it make matters much, much worse?

HAPPY! #4 (of 4)

story GRANT MORRISON
art / cover  DARICK ROBERTSON
DECEMBER 19
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

Christmas is here and the bad men are about to open their presents! It’s showdown time but can Nick Sax save the day without Happy to help him – or will he screw this up like everything else? You must not miss the blood-drenched conclusion of our heartwarming Yuletide classic!

MORNING GLORIES #25

story NICK SPENCER 
art JOE EISMA
cover RODIN ESQUEJO
DECEMBER 19 
48 PAGES / FC / M
$3.99

DOUBLE-SIZED 25th ISSUE – and the Season One Finale! Featuring three interconnected covers by rising superstar RODIN ESQUEJO!

“8:13”

FATALE #11

story ED BRUBAKER
art SEAN PHILLIPS & DAVE STEWART
cover SEAN PHILLIPS
DECEMBER 19
32 PGS / FC / M
$3.50

The first of four standalone FATALE FLASHBACK issues, and a perfect place for new readers to jump on board. Welcome to 1930s California, a hard place to be for a girl on the run.  Witness Josephine’s early days with the Femme Fatale curse, and see some of her elusive secrets revealed.

And remember each issue of FATALE contains extra content, articles and artwork that are not available anywhere but the printed single issues.

FATALE, VOL. 2: THE DEVIL’S BUSINESS TP

story ED BRUBAKER
art / cover SEAN PHILLIPS & DAVE STEWART
DECEMBER 19
136 PAGES / FC / M
$14.99

The second arc of Image’s new hit collected just in time for new readers to jump on board with issue 11!

In 1970s Los Angeles, Josephine can’t hide from the forces of Hollywood, Satanic Cults and creepy 16mm films collected by wealthy deviants.  And when a struggling actor and his wounded friend cross her path, all hell will break loose, leaving ripples that echo all the way to modern time, where Nicolas Lash falls deeper into Josephine’s spell.

ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS’ best-selling series just gets hotter!

Collects FATALE 6 – 10

KRISHNA: A JOURNEY WITHIN OGN

story / art /cover ABHISHEK SINGH
DECEMBER 5
300 PAGES / FC OVERSIZED / E
$29.99

A searing, human portrayal of Krishna, the god of all gods awaits you in A JOURNEY WITHIN.  Journey along through his pastimes that have swayed the ages. The final confrontation between the fire of man’s consuming greed to conquer all, and the supreme power of the Divine Spirit.

BODY BAGS, VOL. 2 TP

story JASON PEARSON
art / cover JASON PEARSON
DECEMBER 12
112 PAGES / FC / M
$12.99

Jason Pearson’s controversial action series is back in this brand new trade!  BODY BAGS, VOL. 2 collects stories from the sold out 3 THE HARD WAY and ONE SHOT specials, now under the same cover for the first time.  Join Clownface and panda, as the original father/daughter duo kick ass across Terminus, GA!  Featuring a cover gallery and never-before-seen extras, fans of this amazingly illustrated, hard-hitting series are sure to be pleased.

Collects BODY BAGS: 3 THE HARD WAY and ONE SHOT

BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER HC

story JOE CASEY
art MIKE HUDDLESTON
DECEMBER 5
250 PAGES / FC / M        
$24.99

THE SUPERHEROIC PERVERSION OF THE DECADE – NOW IN AN OVERSIZED HARDCOVER EDITION! At one time, Butcher Baker was the preeminent, All-American superhero.  Now he’s… getting laid.  A lot.  But one last mission could signal his return to glory, and now he’s back on the blacktop!  It’s a balls-out, pimp-slappin’, surreal super-epic from the twisted minds of JOE CASEY and MIKE HUDDLESTON! LOADED WITH ALL-NEW BACKMATTER MATERIAL!

Collects BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER 1-8

CHEW, VOL. 6: SPACE CAKES TP

story JOHN LAYMAN
art / cover ROB GUILLORY
DECEMBER 5
156 PAGES / FC / M
$14.99

Presenting a new storyline of the New York Times Best Selling, Harvey and multiple Eisner Award-winner series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals, and clairvoyants!

While Tony Chu – the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from what he eats – clings to life in a hospital ICU, his twin sister Toni steps up to take center stage.  Toni is cibovoyant, able to see the future of anything she eats, and, lately, she’s seeing some pretty terrible things.

Collects CHEW 26-30, plus extras, as well as the blockbuster spin-off one-shot that stole America’s heart, CHEW: SECRET AGENT POYO.

CYBER FORCE ORIGINS, VOL. 2 TP

story MARC SILVESTRI & ERIC SILVESTRI
art MARC SILVESTRI, TODD MCFARLANE & JOE BENITEZ
cover MARC SILVESTRI
DECEMBER 5
280 PAGES / FC / T+
$19.99

ORIGINS CONTINUED!

To coincide with the groundbreaking return of CYBER FORCE, Top Cow proudly continues the original stories that launched the series! Collecting the very first stories of the original ongoing CYBER FORCEseries, this trade includes the “Killer Instinct” and “Assault With a Deadly Woman” storylines and more!  Revisit the adventures of Velocity, Ripclaw, Heatwave, Cyblade, Impact and Ballistic, many of which have never been reprinted prior to this collection! This collection includes a complete cover gallery, character designs, commentary and more!

Collects CYBER FORCE , VOL. 2 1-8, CYBER FORCEORIGINS 1 and more!

HACK/SLASH, VOL. 11: MARRY F*CK KILL TP

story TIM SEELEY
art  DANIEL LEISTER & EMILIO LAISO
cover  TIM SEELEY
DECEMBER 19
160 PAGES / FC / T+
$16.99

This volume collects two of HACK/SLASH’s most controversial storylines, as Cassie and Vlad go face to face with the Bomb Queen in “Interdimensional Women’s Prison Breakout,” and then must prevent Samhain from going to the dark side in the midst of a giant monster invasion in “Monster Baiting.” Sex, blood, and one giant snake gorilla, in the finest HACK/SLASH tradition!

Collects HACK/SLASH, VOL. 2 9-15 

HOAX HUNTERS, VOL. 1: MURDER, DEATH & THE DEVIL TP

story MICHAEL MORECI & STEVE SEELEY
art JM RINGUET, AXEL MEDELLIN & EMILIO LAISO
cover STEVE SEELEY
DECEMBER 5
160 PAGES / FC / T+
$14.99

In this first collection of the critically acclaimed series, the Hoax Hunters travel to Russia, the Louisiana Bayou, and 1984 New Jersey to seek out the truth behind supernatural events – and cover them up! The Hoax Hunters demonstrate the truth isn’t out there. Includes the much sought after issue 0.

Collects HOAX HUNTERS 0-5

THE PERHAPANAUTS, VOL. 2: TREASURE OBSCURA TP

story  TODD DEZAGO
art CRAIG ROUSSEAU & VARIOUS
cover CRAIG ROUSSEAU
DECEMBER 12
128 PAGES / FC / E
$9.99

Buried treasure from THE PERHAPANAUTS vaults! Includes THE PERHAPANAUTS 5.5, THE PERHAPANAUTS 6, THE PERHAPANAUTS HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR 1, and THE PERHAPANAUTS: MOLLY’S STORY 1. Plus; never-before-published stories from the online “Tales from the Perhaps”! and other extras!

REVIVAL, VOL. 1: YOU’RE AMONG FRIENDS TP

story TIM SEELEY
art / cover  MIKE NORTON & MARK ENGLERT
DECEMBER 12
128 PAGES / FC / T+
$12.99

For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it’s up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. In a town where the living have to learn to deal with those who are supposed to be dead, Officer Cypress must solve a brutal murder, and everyone, alive or undead, is a suspect. The sell-out hit series created by NYT Bestselling author TIM SEELEY and Eisner winning artist MIKE NORTON is collected with bonus material!

Collects REVIVAL 1-5 and the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY short story

THINK TANK TP

story MATT HAWKINS
art RAHSAN EKEDAL
cover RAHSAN EKEDAL & BRIAN REBER
DECEMBER 5
120 PAGES / BW / T
$14.99

Dr. David Loren is many things: child prodigy, inventor, genius, slacker… mass murderer.  When a military think tank’s smartest scientist decides he can no longer stomach creating weapons of destruction, will he be able to think his way out of his dilemma or find himself subject to the machinations of smaller men?

Collecting the original series in its entirety, this trade paperback also is jam packed with a complete cover gallery, bonus articles, behind-the-scenes sketches, and more!

Collects THINK TANK 1-4

THE WALKING DEAD OMNIBUS, VOL 4 HC

story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
DECEMBER 5
560 PAGES / BW / OVERSIZED / M
$100.00
S&N EDITION $150.00

This deluxe hardcover features 24 issues of the hit series, The Walking Dead, along with the covers for the issues all in one massive, oversized slip-cased volume. Perfect for long-time fans, new readers, and anyone needing a heavy object with which to fend off the walking dead!

Collects THE WALKING DEAD 73-96

AGE OF BRONZE #32

story ERIC SHANOWER
art / cover ERIC SHANOWER
DECEMBER 12
24 PAGES / BW / T
$3.50

“THE STORY OF THE TROJAN WAR: BETRAYAL,” Part 13

Cressida enters the Achaean camp, far from Troilus, her lover in Troy. The Achaeans treat her little better than a whore, while her father, the Trojan traitor Kalchas, won’t listen. Only Diomedes shows her respect – but can Diomedes survive in battle against Troilus?

THE ACTIVITY #12

story NATHAN EDMONDSON
art MARC LAMING
cover MITCH GERADS
DECEMBER 5
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.50

Before SWITCHFOOT was in the activity, he was an operator in Delta Force.  Guest artist Marc Laming takes Switchfoot’s Delta squad into Fallujah during the 2004 siege where the team’s actions will draw fire from the enemy and the US Marines alike.

BEDLAM #3

story NICK SPENCER
art RILEY ROSSMO
cover FRAZER IRVING
DECEMBER 19
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.50

The First.

BLACK KISS #5 (of 6)

story / art / cover HOWARD CHAYKIN
DECEMBER 5
24 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99

Welcome to Los Angeles, 1984. A trying time and a difficult place for relationships of every stripe, as old lovers fall out and new ones fall in. And Las Vegas, 1991, where and when nostalgia for a carefree world of sexual depravity makes for the strangest bedfellows.

CLONE #2

story DAVID SCHULNER
art / cover JUAN JOSE RYP & FELIX SERRANO
DECEMBER 12
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

Dr. Luke Taylor’s world continues to unravel and open up as the hunt for his missing, and very much pregnant, wife continues. His clone counterparts show him just how many clones are out there – and how much the government had a role to play!

COMEBACK #2 (of 5)

story ED BRISSON
art / cover MICHAEL WALSH
DECEMBER 19
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.50

An FBI raid throws RECONNECT, an illegal time travel agency, into a panic. Trapped in the past, RECONNECT agent Mark Thomas has lost the woman whose life he was sent to save. He must find her and throw the FBI off his trail or lose his only method of getting back home.

CREATOR OWNED HEROES #7 

story STEVE NILES & SCOTT MORSE, JIMMY PALMIOTTI & JUSTIN GRAY, JERRY LANDO, PAUL MOUNTS & DARWYN COOKE
art / cover  DAN PANOSIAN & SCOTT MORSE
DECEMBER 5
56 PAGES / FC / M
$3.99

SPECIAL EXTRA PAGES ISSUE!

A brand new story by STEVE NILES and SCOTT MORSE, and more madness from DARWYN COOKE!

“KILL SWITCH,” Part Three

Locked in a Peruvian Prison, Kill Switch awaits a Mexican hit squad as he tries to discover who put a bounty on his head and why. The bullets fly as our hero is led into a deadly game of death against the world’s best and most eccentric assassins, but the gloves come off when they threaten his family.

“MEATBAG,” Part One

Detective Paul DeSanto works the seedy side of Los Angeles. He specializes in cheaters and losers, but he never chooses sides. In Hollywood cheats and loses work both sides of the street. After one of his operatives is eviscerated in an alleyway, DeSanto discovers the strange side of seedy.

Plus: LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS: INDEPENDENT SPIRITS a profile feature by Christopher Irving and Seth Kushner spotlighting EVAN DORKIN.

CYBER FORCE #3

story MARC SILVESTRI & MATT HAWKINS
art KHOI PHAM & SUNNY GHO
cover MARC SILVESTRI
DECEMBER 5
32 PAGES / FC / T+
FREE

CYBER FORCE CONTINUES IN ITS GROUND-BREAKING RELAUNCH!

The massive corporation CDI continues to engineer technologically enhanced humans. Opposing CDI is a lone group of rebels. Will the public perceive the newly formed Cyber Force as resistance fighters battling for public good – or terrorists who must be stopped?

Not content in pushing the envelope just in terms of story and art, Top Cow will be the first major US comic publisher to launch one of their biggest properties with top tier creators concurrently for the traditional print market and exploding worldwide digital market for FREE. That’s right, thanks to the support of fans through Kickstarter and participating comic shops, you can get the first FIVE issues of CYBER FORCE at no cost.

THE DARKNESS #110

story DAVID HINE
art / cover JEREMY HAUN
DECEMBER 12
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

“BREAKING DARK” CONCLUSION!

There is something terribly, terribly wrong with Jackie Estacado’s daughter Hope.  But with Jenny’s fragile mental state and the empire he created for himself crumbling around him, Jackie has failed to notice that his greatest problem isn’t the Bulgarian mob, Aram the Witch King, or the ancient powers he’s allowed back into the world – it’s Hope!

EPIC KILL #7

story / art / cover RAFFAELE IENCO
DECEMBER 5
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

Trapped between life and death in a nether zone of imagination, Song awakens just in time to fight alongside her Uncle against government drones and super-powered mercenaries.

GLORY #31

story JOE KEATINGE
art ROSS CAMPBELL & ULISES FARINAS
cover NATE BELLEGARDE
DECEMBER 19
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.99

“WAR TORN,” Part One

The entire first year of Joe Keatinge and Ross Campbell’s GLORY saga has been leading to this: Glory vs. Silverfall. PLUS: a special flashback sequence illustrated by Ulises Farinas finally revealing why Glory was near death when Riley found her.

GREAT PACIFIC #2

story JOE HARRIS
art / cover  MARTÌN MORAZZO
DECEMBER 5
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

“TRASHED!” Part Two

Throwing his life of privilege and comfort aside, fugitive oil heir Chas Worthington plants a flag on the floating continent of trash known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and proclaims it his own, sovereign nation.  But he’s not the only one who’s come to check out Earth’s newest, strangest frontier!

GUARDING THE GLOBE #4

story PHIL HESTER
art / cover TODD NAUCK & JOHN RAUCH
DECEMBER 5
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

The Earth’s greatest superheroes could be ravaged by an alien parasite, leaving mankind vulnerable to an even darker evil brewing behind the scenes.  Also: What’s been going on with Outrun?

HARVEST #5 (of 5)

story A.J. LIEBERMAN
art / cover COLIN LORIMER
DECEMBER 5
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.50

The bad news?  Everything is going wrong for ex-Dr. Benjamin Dane.  His patient has been kidnapped. The FBI is closing in on him and he’s bleeding out in a motel bathroom.  The only thing that can save him now is vast amounts of luck, his Yakuza bodyguard and the six-year-old kid on his shoulder.

INVINCIBLE #99

story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover RYAN OTTLEY & JOHN RAUCH
DECEMBER 19
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

“THE DEATH OF EVERYONE” continues!

Invincible Vs. Dinosaurus for the fate of the world!  Could this be the end of Mark Grayson?!

IT GIRL & THE ATOMICS #5

story JAMIE S. RICH
art MIKE NORTON
cover MICHAEL & LAURA ALLRED
DECEMBER 12
32 PAGES / FC / E
$2.99

“DARK STREETS, SNAP CITY” Part Five

It Girl has seen the true face of her enemy, and she’s confronting LaLa Wah-Wah on the villain’s own turf: inside the video game dimension! It’s a dangerous showdown, but with the Atomics rallying behind her, It Girl can’t lose. Concluding the first arc of Image’s newest hit series.

MACGYVER: FUGITIVE GAUNTLET #3 (of 5)

story LEE DAVID ZLOTOFF & TONY LEE
art WILL SLINEY & OWEN JOLLANDS
cover ANDIE TONG & CIARAN LUCAS
DECEMBER 19
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.50

En route to Moscow, MacGyver and Kari find themselves on a plane journey to certain death when an old nemesis of Mac’s returns to claim his bounty – and things go from bad to worse! Catch up with the series everyone’s talking about, co-written by MACGYVER creator LEE DAVID ZLOTOFF!

MIND THE GAP #7


story JIM McCANN

art RODIN ESQUEJO
 & SONIA OBACK
cover A RODIN ESQUEJO

cover B SONIA OBACK

DECEMBER 12
32 PAGES / FC / T+ 

$2.99

“WISH YOU WERE HERE,” Part Two

New Arc! Great Jumping on point! Join the mystery everyone is talking about!!

As Dane and Jo try to find a way to clear his name, someone else is sitting pretty, unaware that it is merely the calm before the storm for them.  And after Elle’s latest “possession,” will Dr Geller and Detective Wallace be able to set aside science and facts to start trusting in the supernatural?

MULTIPLE WARHEADS: ALPHABET TO INFINITY #3 (of 4)

story / art / cover BRANDON GRAHAM
DECEMBER 19
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

Sexica runs into some old Organ hounds from the Red city that have discovered a magic secret about the city built into the Whaling wall.

NON-HUMANS #3 (of 4)

story GLEN BRUNSWICK
art / cover WHILCE PORTACIO
DECEMBER 12
32 PAGES / FC / T+
S2.99

Aimes has an “About Last Night” moment.  His son, Todd, is in some really deep Non-Humans crap.  Is Eden harboring a secret that could bring them all down?

NOWHERE MEN #2

story ERIC STEPHENSON
art NATE BELLEGARDE & JORDIE BELLAIRE
cover NATE BELLEGARDE & FONOGRAFIKS
DECEMBER 19
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

There are fates worse than death.

PERHAPANAUTS: DANGER DOWN UNDER #2 (of 5)

Story: TODD DEZAGO
art/cover A: CRAIG ROUSSEAU
cover B: JOE STATON
DECEMBER 5
32 PAGES/FC/E
$3.50

“THE AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE,” Part Two

As BIG puts together his team to go after the legendary – and deadly – BUNYIP, MOLLY opts out, unable to work with one of Big’s selections.  Who is this mysterious agent that causes such a stir?

Plus: “Molly’s Mission” by ERIC HENSON and “Choopie and Karl in the Wild Wild West!” by MATT WIERINGO and CHRISTIAN LEAF!

PETER PANZERFAUST #9

story KURTIS J. WIEBE
art / cover TYLER JENKINS
DECEMBER 12
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.50

PARIS” Part Four

Captured! Peter and the boys face the terror of Nazi interrogation and despite saving Felix, their adventures have come to an end. There is no way out and the indomitable Kapitan Haken will have his questions answered, one way or another.

POINT OF IMPACT #3 (of 4)

story JAY FAERBER
art & cover KORAY KURANEL
Dec 12
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99

It’s the penultimate issue of Jay Faerber’s murder mystery! As Boone attempts to infiltrate the conspiracy surrounding Nicole Rafferty’s murder, Mitch Rafferty manages to track down the man who could have all the answers. Meanwhile, Det. Abby Warren discovers the aftermath of a violent encounter.

PROPHET #32

story / art / cover SIMON ROY
DECEMBER 19
32 PAGES / FC / T+

$3.99


John Ka, Earth Empire scout, has found little trace of mankind since her pod surfaced. However, when she finds a band of feral humans – and a Prophet clone who has gone native to protect them – she finds herself questioning what it means to be human.

SAGA #8 

story BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
art / cover  FIONA STAPLES   
DECEMBER 19 
32 PAGES / FC / M 
$2.99

Former soldier and new mom Alana has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies and alien monstrosities, but now she faces her greatest challenge yet: the in-laws.

SPAWN #226

story TODD MCFARLANE
art SZYMON KUDRANSKI
cover TODD MCFARLANE
DECEMBER 5
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

“DE-PROGRAMMED,” Part Two

The SECRET ORIGIN of the PROGRAM!

The RISE of Jason Wynn!

NEW TODD MCFARLANE cover!

Jason Wynn, Al Simmons’ old mentor and superior, and one of the Spawn universe’s greatest villains, returns to shed light on the dark realities of Jim’s past. But Wynn, ever the puppet master, has motivations beyond simply filling in the blurred gaps in Jim’s memory.  What happens when Wynn finds himself to be nothing more than another pawn in the endless war between Heaven and Hell? Witness the early days of Wynn’s rise to power, and the unbridled ambition that made him one of the most powerful men on the planet as “DE-PROGRAMMED” continues with this special two-part chapter entitled, “The Life and Death of Jason Wynn!”

STORM DOGS #2 (of 6)

story DAVID HINE
art DOUG BRAITHWAITE
colors ULISES ARREOLA
cover DOUG BRAITHWAITE
DECEMBER 5
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.50

Jered’s story: The crime team’s forensic pathologist performs an autopsy that reveals a new mystery, a meeting with the native aliens leads to violence and the second day on Amaranth ends in a close encounter with an enigmatic character called…Doll.

SUPER DINOSAUR #17

story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover JASON HOWARD
DECEMBER 19
32 PAGES / FC / E
$2.99

Super Dinosaur is on his own – pursued by an unknown attacker that could mean the end of him!  While Derek Dynamo is dealing with something far more deadly that could mean the end of the world!  And something very strange is happening to Minimus – what is he transforming into?!

THIEF OF THIEVES #11

story ROBERT KIRKMAN & JAMES ASMUS
art / cover SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & FELIX SERRANO
DECEMBER 5
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99

The lines are drawn between the cartel and Augustus’ group in the race to save Emma.  The only problem is that things could get a little grisly before either party is ready to strike.

THE WALKING DEAD #105

story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
DECEMBER 12
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99

“Sing me a song.”

WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS? #2 (of 5)

story NATHAN EDMONDSON
art/ cover TONCI ZONJIC
DECEMBER 12
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.50

CHAPTER SEVEN

Jon must use all of his ingenuity to escape Bangkok and the ruthless hunter pursuing him – but can Jon make it on his own?

WITCH DOCTOR: MAL PRACTICE #2 (of 6)

story BRANDON SEIFERT
art / cover LUKAS KETNER & ANDY TROY
DECEMBER 19
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99

Doc Morrow doesn’t remember what happened to him last night — and what he doesn’t know might kill him! With the clock ticking, Morrow consults with some very unorthodox specialists. But will the cure prove worse than the disease?     “Charmingly demented… I can’t wait for future volumes.” — Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

SKYBOUND PRODUCTIONS MERCHANDISE

SUPER DINOSAUR LUNCHBOX

art JASON HOWARD
DECEMBER 5
ONE SIZE
$14.99

Spend the holidays with some dino-cheer!

This nylon lunchbox features Derek Dynamo jamming into action with his best friend Super Dinosaur.  Perfect for kids’ school snacks, or the adult on the go!

THE WALKING DEAD “SKULL & CROSSBONES” T-SHIRT

art CHARLIE ADLARD
DECEMBER 5
S-XL $24.99 
XXL $27.99

This iconic shirt features no branding, but everyone will know what it is!  Featuring NEW artwork from series artist, CHARLIE ADLARD, this is the perfect gift for all Walking Dead fans.

THE WALKING DEAD “NO WAY OUT” POSTER

art CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
DECEMBER 5
24×36
$9.99

Relive your favorite moments from the most haunting chapter in the ongoing survival horror with this new poster… and always be reminded that there is NO WAY OUT.

McFARLANE TOYS

#19172-1 Halo 4 Series 1 Deluxe Figure – KNIGHT

The Knight Deluxe Action Figure is approx. 9-inches tall

The Knight has an opening compartment in its back to carry our Halo 4 Watcher figure (the Watcher is sold separately and will be available in NOV)

Includes mounted Scattershot weapon on its right arm and energy blade weapon on its left arm

Case Pack Information:

Case pack is 2. Refer to individual item code above when ordering. Call your local retailer for pricing.

#92131-1 HAUNT Resin Statue

  • Individually numbered
  • Hand signed plaque attached to base by Haunt creators TODD McFARLANE and ROBERT KIRKMAN (creator of The AMC’S Walking Dead TV Series)
  • Stands over 12 inches tall with a highly detailed 360 degree rotating base, 10 inches in diameter
  • Limited to 500 pieces worldwide

Solid Case Pack Information:

Case pack is 1. Refer to individual item code above when ordering. Call your local retailer for pricing.

Preview – Black Kiss II #2 (of 6)

Black Kiss II #2

By: Howard Chaykin
Price: $2.99

In the second of six explorations of the dark side, filth piles on filth as the 20th Century revs into high gear – and the stroboscoping world of the movies conceals and reveals the degeneracy and debauchery hiding behind the winning smiles of matinee idols and America’s sweethearts.

Preview – Black Kiss II #1

Black Kiss II #1

By: Howard Chaykin
Price: $2.99

Sex, death, and the movies – what else really matters?

Nearly twenty five 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 issue one of BLACK KISS II, a six-part miniseries that tells the story behind that legendary story – like the original, in glorious black and white.

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

Image Brings Black Kiss II in August from Chaykin

In August Image Comics is bringing Howard Chaykin‘s Black Kiss II to comic shelves.  The original series was a hardboiled, erotic series that controversially merged sex, violence, and religion.  Sounds like my type of comic.  The story took its protagonist from ’80s Los Angeles to the Vatican as he uncovered the secrets of bizarre vampire cult.

This time Chaykin takes the reader to New York City in the early 20th Century – to a country on the brink of monumental changes, where the melting pot of steaming filth, lust, and fantasy threatens to boil over. And where, as the century moves on, the fantasies that appear on flickering film will present a means for an insatiable evil to spread.

“The original series generated far more attention, notoriety and, frankly, income, than I ever anticipated.” said Chaykin. “That said, after fielding offers and requests for a follow up, it wasn’t until I was listening to Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, specifically the anthem that closes act one, ‘I’m Still Here,’  that I had any idea how or what to do with a sequel.  So thanks to Image for being there at the right time, and blame Stephen Sondheim.”

The six-issue miniseries tells the story behind the events of the original Black Kiss. And like the first series, it is in Chaykin’s finely drafted black-and-white. The first issue will be in stores on August 1 and is available to pre-order now from the June issue of Previews (JUN120423).

You can tell from the teaser image below, it’s obviously rated Mature.