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Hickman Goes Digital!

HICKMAN GOES DIGITAL!

Jonathan Hickman, Image Comics and comiXology celebrate Hickman’s The Manhattan Projects #1 digital release by joining together to bring fans Hickman’s entire creator-owned catalog to the digital realm!

          

ComiXology will also offer the exclusive Test Pattern collection which includes The Nightly News, Pax Romana, Transhuman, A Red Mass for Mars and The Red Wing all in one digital edition!

March 7th, 2012 – New York, NY  — Making waves in the digital realm today, superstar comic creator Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four, The Red Wing) announced the digital release of not only his new creator-owned Image Comics series The Manhattan Projects, but also the release of an exclusive digital collection of all his previously published creator-owned work through Image Comics. This digital exclusive collection, Test Pattern, is available only on the Comics by comiXology platform —including iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web. Test Pattern, a five-volume omnibus, collects Hickman’s entire creator-owned Image Comics back catalog, including The Nightly News, Pax Romana, Transhuman, A Red Mass for Mars, and The Red Winginto one digital edition that both long-time fans and new readers alike can enjoy.

The move toward releasing the entire back catalog of Hickman’s impressive creator-owned career and the digital exclusive collection — available only through comiXology — is also accompanied by the release of a FREE Test Pattern sample edition showcasing the first issues of each original Hickman series. The free Test Pattern sampler serves as a great starting point for new readers interested in Hickman’s work.

“As an innovator in the world of digital comics, comiXology is the logical place to release the entire back catalog of my creator-owned work along with=
my latest work, The Manhattan Projects. Digital is here to stay, and I look forward to finding a whole new audience with these projects and =
with comiXology,” Says Hickman.

“The Test Pattern collection is an amazing way to introduce fans to Jonathan’s recent back catalog all in one shot,” says comiXology CEO and Co-founder David Steinberger. “Getting creator owned comics into the hands of new readers is a top priority for us and as a long-time fan of Jonathan’s work myself, I couldn’t be happier!”

“From the moment I opened the package containing Jonathan’s pitch for The Nightly News, I knew he was a creative force to be reckoned with. The work he’s done for us since then has only reinforced my high opinion of his many talents, and it’s nothing short of an honor to associated with a creator of his caliber,” said Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson. “We’re proud to partner with Jonathan and comiXology in bringing his entire catalog of creator owned work to digital comic fans everywhere.”

The Manhattan Projects is Hickman’s new creator-owned series from Image Comics that asks the question: What if the R&D department created to produce the first atomic bomb was a front for more unusual programs? Teaming with Jonathan Hickman on The Manhattan Projects is artist Nick Pitarra (Astonishing Tales, The Red Wing) the duo unites once more following the success last year=92s Image Comics smash hit The Red Wing. The Manhattan Projects will debut as Jonathan Hickman’s first creator-owned, same day as print digital release.

Debuting today, The Manhattan Projects #1, the five-volume Test Pattern collection, and five-issue free sampler are available for download on the Comics by comiXology platform, the Image Comics App, and the Image Comics digital webstore. The Test Pattern five-volume collection and sampler is exclusive to the Comics by ComiXology platform and can also be found on the Image Comics App, powered by comiXology.

About comiXology

Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology, in just five short years, has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. From creating the industry leading platform for digital comics to tools and services for brick and mortar retailers, comiXology has lead the charge in exposing new audiences to the rich history and culture of comic books. With the development of the Comics by comiXology digital comics platform available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics at just the click of a button! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes AppStore, Comics by comiXology was recently selected as a preloaded app on Amazon=92s Kindle Fire. Providing digital comics across multiple platforms, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the earth has been turned into a comic book fan.

About Image Comics

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction,historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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The weekend is here and I plan on catching up on three weeks worth of books and begin the backlog of reviews.  There’s still quite a few cons coming up, so planning begins for those as well.  While I do that, what are folks plan for the weekend?  While you contemplate that, here’s the news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

The Mary Sue – Womanthology Sets the Record Straight On Where Its Funds Are GoingOne take on the controversy.

The Beat – Womanthology: $100k may go to help start a new comics imprint — UPDATEDAnother take on the controversy.

The Beat – One Piece set record with 2 million sold in 4 daysSee, sales can be good.

ICv2 – Wahlberg Ready to Strap on ‘2 Guns’Another comic movie!

Ars Technica – Spoilers don’t spoil anything – An interesting article about spoilers and if they really ruin things.

Monthly/Quarterly Sales:

ICv2 – ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #666 Tops July Sales

ICv2 – Top 300 Comics Actual–July 2011

ICv2 – Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual–July 2011

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IGN – The Amazing Spider-Man #667

CBR – Amazing Spider-Man #667

IGN – American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #3

IGN – Artifacts #9

IGN – Batgirl #24

IGN – Batman and Robin #26

IGN – Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #522

IGN – Booster Gold #47

IGN – Criminal: The Last of the Innocent #3

IGN – Daken: Dark Wolverine #12

IGN – Deadpool #41

IGN – Fear Itself #5

CBR – Fear Itself #5

IGN – Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force #2

IGN – Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #3

IGN – Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons #3

IGN – Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #3

IGN – Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #3

IGN – Ghost Rider #2

IGN – Hellboy: The Fury #3

CBR – Hellboy: The Fury #3

IGN – The Incredible Hulks #634

IGN – Morning Glories #11

IGN – The New Avengers #15

IGN – PunisherMAX #16

IGN – The Red Wing #2

IGN – Spider-Island: Cloak & Dagger #1

IGN – Spider-Island: Deadly Foes #1

IGN – Ultimate Comics: Fallout #5

IGN – The Unwritten #28

IGN – Vengeance #2

IGN – War of the Green Lanterns: Aftermath #2

IGN – X-Men #15.1

IGN – X-Men Legacy #253

Paste Magazine – Comic Book & Graphic Novel Round-Up (8/10/11)

IGN – Comic Book Reviews for 8/10/11

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The weekend is almost here, and there’s no comic book movie opening up, what will you do?!  Since we’re at the end of the summer movie season, what were your highlights?  While you think about that, here’s the news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

The Atlantic – Comic Books as Journalism: 10 Masterpieces of Graphic NonfictionA very good list of comics and graphic novels to read.

Splashpage – ‘DMZ’ Television Series Was A ‘Near Miss,’ Says CreatorDammit!

CBR – New Details Emerge On Darabont’s “Walking Dead” ExitCBR has the breakdown of the rumors.

Kotaku – A Whole Lot of Mega Man and 8 Million new Spider-People Headline a Big Week in New Comics – Kotaku has their picks of comics to check out this week.

Con Coverage:

Comics Nexus – Wednesday Comments – My Baltimore Comic Con Shopping List

Around the Tubes Reviews:

CBR – REVIEWS: “American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest,” “Detective Comics”

Blog Critics – Graphic Novel Review: The Homeland Directiveby Robert Venditti and Mike Huddleston

MTV Geek – Image Reviews: The Red Wing #2, Morning Glories #11, and Reed Gunther #3

Comic Book Weekly Reviews – 7/13/11

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It’s a thick stack of books dominated Flashpoint tie-ins and the debut of some high profile series.  What’s worth the money and what can you skip?  Find out below!

Alpha Flight #2 – There’s definitely something appropriately “Canadian” about this series both in it’s topics and it’s voice.  We get a better sense as to exactly is going on and somewhat the Unity Party is up to.  The series hasn’t blown me out of the water yet, but it at least has a unique voice and feel.

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #2 – I said after reading the first issue whether we really needed a mini-series of the still very young and fresh American Vampire, but the answer is yes.  Both series are showing off a quality that justifies and any chance to speed up the story telling is much appreciated and wanted.

Story: 9 Art: 8.5 Overall: 9

Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #521 – For all those that laughed and moaned when they say sketches for the American Panther, I guess they get to eat their words.  Sadly the story is tied in a bit with Fear Itself, but if it didn’t have to be, the story would be very solid dealing with hate and fear in America.  If anything, the story so far doesn’t go enough, but it’s still a great read.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.5

Booster Gold #46 – Booster continues to fight Doomsday and the story is ok, but really is one extended fight scene that doesn’t move the story along or give us a greater glimpse into the world of Flashpoint.  The art too seems to have slipped a little.  Not as good as the first two entries.

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

Captain America #1 – And a new Captain America series is launched almost jettisoning Brubaker’s previous run.  The first issue though is beyond solid with great action, interesting mystery and a great look.  This is everything I hoped for and more.  Very great read and a must buy.

Story: 9 Art: 8.75 Overall: 9

Daken: Dark Wolverine #11 – Daken has turned into a drug addict which is a bit of an interesting story line.  I like the art style switching between him being normal and being high and as always the twisted sexual games he plays is something you don’t see in too many other series.  This is one that’s flying under the radar and worth the read.

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25

Deadpool #40 – This probably could also be called “When Deadpool Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.”  Deadpool gets sent to a psych ward, though it’s in England, which doesn’t really make sense, but oh well….

Story: 7 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7

Fear Itself: Spider-Man #3 – Probably the best of the Fear Itself tie-ins, the story sores because it focuses not on Spider-Man and his rather uphill battle, but instead of average people suffering from the madness of the world around them.  A solid three issue limited series that’s much better than the event series it’s tied into.

Story: 7.75 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.75

FF #6 – So much that’s very cool, but if feels wrong for Black Bolt to return under anyone’s guidance other than DnA.  At the same time, I’m forced to say “huh?”

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8

Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #2 – The issues starts off strong enough with the Rogues out to take on Cold, but the end is a bit confusing as to what’s exactly going on at times with the action not being clear enough.  Overall, still entertaining.

Story: 8 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8

Flashpoint: Deathstroke – And the Curse of the Ravager #2 – The fight between Aquaman and Deathstroke’s crew continues in another issue that’s mostly fight. Again, not much movement and showing the world that is Flashpoint.  For a great setting sail, the story seems to have lost it’s momentum.

Story: 7.75 Art: 8 Overall: 7.75

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #2 – The origin of Emperor Aquaman and it’s a very good read.  We get a good sense of who he is and why he is the way he is due to this issue and…. it moves the overall story forward.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.5

Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #2 – Something was a bit uneven about this issue.  It wasn’t bad, but wasn’t particularly good either.  I guess overall, I feel like it just doesn’t fit into Flashpoint and doesn’t add anything to the overall universe.

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

Ghost Rider #1 – I wasn’t too impressed by the #0.1 issue and the first issue didn’t blow me away either.

Story: 6.5 Art: 7.25 Overall: 6.75

Green Lantern #67 – Now that was an ending, but we’re left with tons of questions as to what to expect in the relaunch of this series.  The War of the Green Lanterns was uneven at times, but the ending made up for it all.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5

Green Lantern Corps. #61 – A nice throwback issue that takes on a social issue and addresses it at a galactic level.  At the same time we’re introduced to all of the new Lanterns recruited during the war.  It’s a decent issue, but the series just seems to be killing time until DCnU kicks off.

Story: 7.25 Art: 7.25 Overall: 7.25

Journey Into Mystery #625 – While I will say the series is solid, it’s a bit too convoluted in it’s dealings and double dealings.  The story isn’t straightforward and you need a chart to keep track of all of the wheeling and double dealing.  The series is interesting though and this issue does give us a glimpse as to the origin of the Serpent.

Story: 7.75 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8

Mystery Men #3 – We’re a little over the half way point and the series introduces some more “heroes” to the fold.  The story has a modern pulp feel to it that’s entertaining, but doesn’t quite meet the quality of The Twelve which it resembles.  It’s a good series, but might be best to read in trade form.

Story: 7 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7

The New Avengers #14 – I’m a bit mixed on the issue.  It focuses on Mockingbird and her new status as well as some issues Spider-Man is having and also what’s going on with Fear Itself.  There’s one scene in particular that’s very reminiscent of 9-11 that really caused a mixed stir of emotions that I’m still processing while I write this.  Is it over the top?  Maybe?  Is it one hell of a statement in one page?  Yes.  Is it beautifully drawn?  Absolutely.

Story: 8 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8

New Mutants #27 – Really a convoluted way to get Nate Grey back in the fold the story is so-so and the art actually sub-par for an “X” book.  Even with a reboot, the series isn’t what it should be.  It comes off as second class in many ways.

Story: 6.75 Art: 6.75 Overall: 6.75

The Red Wing #1 – Jonathan Hickman is a brilliant writer and this series is an interesting start.  I can’t say it’s quite up to snuff as his past indie series, but those are some of the best comics ever written.  An interesting start though.

Story: 8.25 Art: 7.5 Overall: 8

the Unwritten #27 – The series gets a bit more meta as the shift comes into how comic books have shaped the modern myth.  It’s definitely interesting to read and I wish I had someone to discuss it with.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5

Wolverine #12 – Folks still want revenge on Wolverine and this arc just doesn’t hold up either.  I like the idea of focusing on the folks that Wolverine has hurt through his actions, I’m just not sure this is the best way to go about it.

Story: 7 Art: 8.25 Overall: 7.25

X-Men: Schism #1 – And in one issue everything ramps up as the latest “X” event kicks off.  We’ve seen the prelude and we’ve gotten hints as to what expect, but now it’s game on.  Jason Aaron has had mixed results in my opinion of his handling of various “X” titles, but this limited series kicks off with a solid start.

Story: 9 Art: 8.75 Overall: 9

Preview – The Red Wing #1

Official Press Release

THE RED WING #1

story JONATHAN HICKMAN, art & cover NICK PITARRA & RACHELLE ROSENBERG

32 PAGES, FC, $3.50

“LEARNING TO FLY”
To stay alive in the future, the best fighter pilots in the world not only have to perfect their skills and master their aircraft, they also have to know how to travel through time.

Brought to you by award winning writer JONATHAN HICKMAN and possibly the best new talent of the year, NICK PITARRA, the Red Wing is the story of the greatest battle in the history of the history of three worlds.

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The weekend is so near and that just means last minute planning for those of us heading to San Diego Comic-Con 2011.  Have to say I’m very excited and hopefully we do you all proud as far as news.  Well, while you contemplate what you hope to see and hear, here’s the news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

Business Wirew – G4TV.com Teams with Graphicly to Give Fans Free Digital ComicsBe interesting to see how this goes.

Con Coverage:

Bleeding Cool – San Diego Debut: Octobriana

Bleeding Cool – San Diego Debut: Neil Gaiman In Hero Comics 2011

Kotaku – The Big Games and the Can’t Miss Events of Comic-Con 2011

CBR – Hero Initiative Announces Auctions for Comic-Con International in San Diego

Bleeding Cool – Trade In Your Copies Of Twilight For 30 Days Of Night At San Diego Comic Con

Bleeding Cool – San Diego Debut: Epoch #1 by Kevin McCarthy & Paolo Pantalena

Bleeding Cool – Marvel To Announce The Defenders At San Diego Comic Con

Bleeding Cool – San Diego Debut: Ties: A Chronicle Of Letters by Emily McGuiness

Culture Mob – Comic Con 2011 – 6 Days And Counting

MTV Geek – SDCC 2011: Animation Round-Up

Comics Alliance – The San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives Worth Standing In Line For

Bleeding Cool – San Diego Debut: Echoes HC by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Rahsan Ekedal

The Mary Sue – Steven Spielberg to Descend on Comic Con to Promote Tintin

MTV Geek – Manga at San Diego Comic-Con

MTV Geek – See ‘Gantz’ and ‘Gantz II: Perfect Answer’ At SDCC

MTV Geek – Places You Don’t Want To Be At SDCC

Bleeding Cool – San Diego Debut: Stripperella #1 Actually Written By Stan Lee

Around the Tubes Reviews:

IGN – The Amazing Spider-Man #665

IGN – American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #2

IGN – Batgirl #23

IGN – Batman: The Dark Knight #3

IGN – Detective Comics #879

Mouth London – The Dylan Dog Case Files

IGN – Fear Itself: Spider-Man #3

IGN – FF #6

IGN – Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #2

IGN – Flashpoint: Deathstroke – The Curse of the Ravager #2

IGN – Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #2

IGN – Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #2

IGN – Ghost Rider #1

IGN – Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors #3

CBR – Green Lantern #67

IGN – Green Lantern #67

IGN – Green Lantern Corps #61

IGN – The Incredible Hulks #632

IGN – Journey Into Mystery #625

IGN – Loose Ends #1

IGN – Mystery Men #3

IGN – The New Avengers #14

IGN – The Red Wing #1

IGN – Star Wars: The Old Republic – The Lost Suns #2

IGN – Superman #713

IGN – Ultimate Comics: Avengers vs. New Ultimates #6

IGN – Ultimate Comics: Fallout #1

CBR – Ultimate Comics: Fallout #1

ICv2 – Uncouth Sleuth

IGN – Wolverine #12

IGN – Comic Book Reviews for 7/13/11

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It’s the latter part of the week and one day closer to San Diego Comic-Con 2011.  You might have noticed we’ve kicked it into overtime with the posts (yes there’s that many we had to).  Is the increased coverage better?  Worse?  Let us know!  While you ponder that, here’s the news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

Kotaku – Week in Comics: A Green Lantern Finale, an X-Men Split, The Old Republic and More New Comics Recommendations – Each week Kotaku brings their highlights of the week’s releases with a focus on video game related comics.

Con Coverage:

Graphic Novel Reporter – San Diego Comic-Con Programming for Librarians and Educators

The Beat – SDCC11: ICv2 conference adds new speakers

The Beat – SDCC11: Geppi launches Fandom Advisory Network

MTV Geek – 10 Off-Beat San Diego Panels You Have To See To Believe

DC The Source – DC Entertainment’s Road to SDCC: Jim Lee Designs Official San Diego Comic-Con Souvenir Book and T-Shirt

CBLDF – CBLDF at Comic-Con: The Panels

The Beat – San Diego Comic-Con changes 2012 preregistration procedure

Around the Tubes Reviews:

IGN – The Homeland Directive

The Daily Blam – The Homeland Directive

Bleeding Cool – The Red Wing #1 and Captain America #1

IGN – X-Men: Schism #1

Complex – Is The Relaunch Of “Captain America” Worth The Hype?

Image Comics: August 2011 Solicitations

Official Press Release

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

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

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

This Deluxe Edition of THE INFINITE #1 is the complete first issue plus mountains of behind-the-scenes sketches and illustrations by ROB LIEFELD and piles of notes and script pages by ROBERT KIRKMAN.  Much like your favorite extras-filled DVDs, this version will give you a glimpse behind the curtain to see all the usually unseen work that goes into the creation of a comic book.

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

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

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

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SHUDDERTOWN HC

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

“QUEEN’S WORLD”

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

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

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

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

THE GREATEST TOURNAMENT THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN BEGINS ANEW!

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

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

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

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

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

AUGUST 24
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.99

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

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

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HORROR BOOK TP

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

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

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

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

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FORGETLESS HC

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

SAVAGE DRAGON IS BACK!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Collects THE DARKNESS #85-89.

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

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

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

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

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

Collects HALCYON #1-5

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

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

Collects INVINCIBLE #1-47

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SWEETS: A NEW ORLEANS CRIME STORY
story, art & cover KODY CHAMBERLAIN
AUGUST 24
120 PAGES / FC / M
$14.99

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

Collects SWEETS #1-5

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

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

1) Advanced Digital Inking Vol. 1

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

2) Photoshop Tips and Tricks Vol. 1

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

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

3) Beginning Digital Coloring Vol. 1

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

4) Grunge/Pop Style Vol. 1

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

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

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

No. Not even close.

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

“STEALING BOYFRIENDS,” Part Three

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

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

THE PENULTIMATE ISSUE!

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

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

ALSO AVAILABLE:

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

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

“DEVIL IN THE FLESH,” Part Two

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

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

 “THE MONEY SHOT”

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

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

“DOORS”

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

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

day for a ‘Breed.

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

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

LET IT ALL HANG OUT WITH YOUR FAVORITE RIGHTEOUS MAKER!

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

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

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

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

“OUTER DARKNESS,” Part Six

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

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

“THE FLOOD”

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

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

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

will learn to his horror the truth beyond the case.

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

“THE DRUM AT THE GATE OF THUNDER”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOW AN ONGOING SERIES!

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

“FAME MONSTER,” Part Two 

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

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

“CYBORGS, BABOONS AND BEARS! OH, MY!”

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

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

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

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

“REGICIDE,” Part Four

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

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

“JAIL GUITAR DOORS”

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

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

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

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

“THE DARK CHAMBER,” Part Four

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

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

THIS KILLER JUST SAVED YOUR LIFE…
Sam is a nightmare he cannot wake up from. Pursued by the cops and Feds for a series of murders he doesn’t remember committing, Sam is in desperate need of sanctuary. Will a mad, blind priest lead him to salvation? Video game industry titan JASON RUBIN (The Iron Saint, Crash Bandicoot) teams with TYLER KIRKHAM (Green Lantern Corps) to bring a dark, action-packed supernatural thriller that will have you questioning everything you believe.

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

We ARE all lost!

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

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

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

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

“LEARNING TO FALL”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“THRONE OF BLOOD,” Part Three

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

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

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

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

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

“Q&A,” Part Four

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

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

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

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

Every day, it becomes a little bit easier.

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

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

Surrounded.

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

Revenge.

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

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

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

The threat level rises.

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

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

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


The Rest of The Guardians Revealed

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Here at Graphic Policy, we’re hockey fans (go Sabres!).  We’ve covered the National Hockey League/Stan Lee The Guardian Project posting the reveals over the past weeks.  We’re a but behind, so here’s the rest of the bunch that’s been revealed.  You can check out the previous reveals here, here, here and here.

The Avalanche

The Avalanche

The Blue Jacket

The Blue Jacket

The Blue

The Blue

The Bruin

The Bruin

The Canadien

The Canadien

The Canuck

The Canuck

The Capital

The Capital

The Coyote

The Coyote

The Duck

The Duck

The Flame

The Flame

The Islander

The Islander

The Maple Leaf

The Maple Leaf

The Panther

The Panther

The Ranger

The Ranger

The Red Wing

The Red Wing

The Senator

The Senator

The Shark

The Shark

The Star

The Star

The Thrasher

The Thrasher

Almost American