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The Vault Trade Opens In January

Official Press Release

THE VAULT TRADE OPENS IN JANUARY

Collecting the sold out 3-issue miniseries

Debuting in the Summer of 2011, THE VAULT miniseries received critical acclaim and quickly sold out of each issue within days of their release. Fans, looking to catch up on THE VAULT, won’t have to wait much longer. Image Comics announces that THE VAULT VOL. 1 TP,written by Sam Sarkar (Caliber: First Canon of Justice), illustrated by Garrie Gastonny (Warren Ellis’ Supergod) and edited by Dave Elliott will be on sale January 18th, 2012.

THE VAULT, recently optioned for a feature film adaptation from Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil and Graham King’s GK Films, is about a small team of treasure hunters, struggling 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.

THE VAULT has garnered rave attention from retailers, reviewers and fans:

“THE VAULT lays the groundwork for an exciting heist gone horribly wrong. You don’t want to miss out on this deep-sea adventure!”Fangoria

“Sam Sarkar and Garrie Gastonny are giving us something very genuine and very scary with this book, and it’s an event I personally haven’t seen the likes of in a long time.”Comic Attack
“The comic delivers the goods in terms of horror.”Famous Monsters of Filmland
“I enjoyed this enough that I know I am all in for a follow-up series. If you like slasher flicks or science fiction horror then this is the series for you.”Comic List
“The Vault is a must read on my list so make it a part of yours… NOW!”Decapitated Dan Royer (decapitateddan.com)
“What a gem of a book! I can totally recommend The Vault. Get it now.”Weekly Comic Book Review
“You can judge a book by its cover, because The Vault is a hell of a read, promising even more hell to come.”Comic Book Bin

THE VAULT VOL. 1 TP, a 96-page full-color paperback, will be on sale in stores January 18, 2012 for $9.99 and is available to order in the November 2011 edition of Diamond Previews (NOV110420, ISBN: 978-1-60706-485-5). For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/thevaultcomic or www.twitter.com/thevaultcomic.

ABOUT SAM SARKAR

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sam Sarkar is a 23-year veteran of the entertainment industry. He began his career as an actor and was one of the leads on the long-running, syndicated television series Neon Rider. Following the series, Sam decided to pursue writing and worked for the hit television series Beverly Hills 90210. Stemming from his work on the show, he also co-wrote a television pilot for Spelling Entertainment under the direct guidance of TV legend Aaron Spelling. Deciding then to embark on feature films, Sam took some chances, following a varied path of writing screenplays and working as a sound technician. In 2004, after working on several films with actor Johnny Depp, Sam was asked to help run Depp’s production company, Infinitum Nihil, headed by Christi Dembrowski. As Senior VP at the company, he continues to serve the varied needs of Hollywood as an executive, producer and writer.

ABOUT GARRIE GASTONNY

Having worked as a comic book artist and illustration lecturer, Garrie Gastonny now mainly focuses on illustration to avoid getting beaten up. Garrie also serves as Senior Artist at Imaginary Friends Studios. His credits include Warren Ellis’ Supergod, Caliber: First Canon of Justice and Lady Death. For more information about the artist, please visit http://thegerjoos.deviantart.com/.

The Vault #1 Cover

Preview – The Vault #3

THE VAULT #3 (3 of 3)

story SAM SARKAR
art GARRIE GASTONNY
color SAKTI YUWONO
cover GARRIE GASTONNY & BAGUS HUTOMO

Diamond Order Code: AUG110545
Price: $3.50
32 PAGES / FC / T
On Sale: October 26th, 2011

MINISERIES CONCLUSION!
After a confrontation with the Angel of Death that has destroyed their robot and killed one crew member, the team makes it back on board The Revelation believing the creature is dead.  They’re wrong. Very wrong.

Teaser – The Vault #3

Official Press Release

THE VAULT #3 (3 of 3)

story SAM SARKAR
art GARRIE GASTONNY
color SAKTI YUWONO
cover GARRIE GASTONNY & BAGUS HUTOMO

Diamond Order Code: AUG110545

Price: $3.50

32 PAGES / FC / T

On Sale: October 26th, 2011

MINISERIES CONCLUSION!
After a confrontation with the Angel of Death that has destroyed their robot and killed one crew member, the team makes it back on board The Revelation believing the creature is dead.  They’re wrong. Very wrong.

The Vault #3 CoverThe Vault #3 Cover NYCC

Teaser – The Vault #2

Official Press Release

THE VAULT #2 (2 of 3)

story SAM SARKAR
art GARRIE GASTONNY & SAKTI YUWONO
cover GARRIE GASTONNY & BAGUS HUTOMO
Diamond Order Code: JUL110548
Price: $3.50
32 PAGES / FC / T
On Sale: August 31, 2011

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.

The Vault #2 Cover

Image Comics’ The Vault Sells Out

Official Press Release

IMAGE COMICS’ THE VAULT #1 SELLS OUT

Sam Sarkar is proud to announce that the first printing of the deep sea, horror masterpiece, THE VAULT #1, has sold out at the distributor level, with very few copies remaining at a select number of comic stores across the country. Hurry while you can and pick up a copy before it’s gone! For members of Comixology, THE VAULT #1 will be available, in a digital format, on Wednesday, August 10th.
Published by Image Comics, written by Sarkar and illustrated by the immensely talented Garrie Gastonny (Warren Ellis’ Supergod), THE VAULT is about a small team of treasure hunters, struggling 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.
Critics who’ve read THE VAULT had this to say:
“Sarkar and Gastonny tell the story well and end with just enough questions that you want to pick up issue 2. I know I will.” – Newsarama
“What a gem of a book! I can totally recommend The Vault. Get it now.” – Weekly Comic Book Review
“The comic book equivalent of a big-budget summer blockbuster” – Blogcritics Books
“Readers looking for adventure and suspense thrillers will want The Vault.” – Comic Book Bin
“I could see it being a sleeper hit of the year and would recommend checking it out.” – Comic Book Realm
“If you’re keen on action comics and sunken treasure, you are going to like this comic.” – Sequential Tart
“An excellant debut issue. Can’t wait to read more.” – Kitty’s Pride
“Sarkar did such a great job of keeping me hooked from start to finish that I could not put this book down.” – From the Tomb Magazine
“5 out of 5 stars” Novel Chatter
ABOUT SAM SARKAR

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sam Sarkar is a 23-year veteran of the entertainment industry. He began his career as an actor and was one of the leads on the long-running, syndicated television series Neon Rider. Following the series, Sam decided to pursue writing and worked for the hit television series Beverly Hills 90210. Stemming from his work on the show, he also co-wrote a television pilot for Spelling Entertainment under the direct guidance of TV legend Aaron Spelling. Deciding then to embark on feature films, Sam took some chances, following a varied path of writing screenplays and working as a sound technician. In 2004, after working on several films with actor Johnny Depp, Sam was asked to help run Depp’s production company, Infinitum Nihil, headed by Christi Dembrowski. As Senior VP at the company, he continues to serve the varied needs of Hollywood as an executive, producer and writer.

ABOUT GARRIE GASTONNY

Having worked as a comic book artist and illustration lecturer, Garrie Gastonny now mainly focuses on illustration to avoid getting beaten up. Garrie also serves as Senior Artist at Imaginary Friends Studios. His credits include Warren Ellis’ Supergod, Caliber: First Canon of Justice and Lady Death. For more information about the artist, please visit http://thegerjoos.deviantart.com/.

Johnny Depp And Graham King To Aadapt The Vault

Official Press Release

JOHNNY DEPP AND GRAHAM KING TO ADAPT THE VAULT

Sam Sarkar is proud to announce that his latest title, THE VAULT, is being adapted for film by Graham King’s GK Films and Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil. Based on the comic miniseries created and written by Sarkar (Caliber: First Canon of Justice), illustrated by Garrie Gastonny (Senior artist at Imaginary Friends Studios, Warren Ellis’ Supergod) and edited by Dave Elliott (current Editor-in-Chief of Benaroya Publishing), THE VAULT will be produced by Johnny Depp, along with Infinitum Nihil’s president, Christi Dembrowski, as well as Graham King and Tim Headington from GK Films. Sam Sarkar is repped by Jon Levin at CAA and Nicole Romano and David Schiff of The Schiff Company.

THE VAULT is about a small team of treasure hunters, struggling 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.

“So thankful and happy to have the support of Johnny, Christi, Graham, Tim and Denis in bringing the movie of the Vault to life.” States Sarkar. “Lots more surprises to come!”

THE VAULT is a 3-issue miniseries published by Image Comics, with issues #1-3 available to order through Diamond Comic Distributors (www.diamondcomics.com).

ABOUT GK FILMS

Academy Award winning producer Graham King launched his independent production company, GK Films, in May 2007 with business partner Tim Headington. GK Films is determined to leave its mark on the independent film world, acting not only as a production company, but also with premium marketing, publicity, business affairs and International sales divisions. Under King’s previous banner, Initial Entertainment Group, he produced such critically and commercially successful films as Gangs of New York, The Aviator, Ali, Traffic and The Departed. In total, his films have been nominated for 41 Academy Awards, 27 Golden Globes and 35 British Academy Awards, and have made over $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office. For more information, visit www.gk-films.com

ABOUT INFINITUM NIHIL

Johnny Depp and Christi Dembrowski, whose Infinitum Nihil has a production deal with GK Films, have been busy: The Rum Diary, which was written and directed by Bruce Robinson and stars Depp, will be released by FilmDistrict on October 28, 2011; the Martin Scorsese-directed 3D Hugo Cabret will be released Nov. 23, 2011 by Paramount Pictures; and they are now shooting the TV series transfer, Dark Shadows, at Warner Bros, with Depp starring and Tim Burton directing. Both Dark Shadows and The Night Stalker were based on series produced by the late Dan Curtis.

ABOUT SAM SARKAR

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sam Sarkar is a 23-year veteran of the entertainment industry. He began his career as an actor and was one of the leads on the long-running, syndicated television series Neon Rider. Following the series, Sam decided to pursue writing and worked for the hit television series Beverly Hills 90210. Stemming from his work on the show, he also co-wrote a television pilot for Spelling Entertainment under the direct guidance of TV legend Aaron Spelling. Deciding then to embark on feature films, Sam took some chances, following a varied path of writing screenplays and working as a sound technician. In 2004, after working on several films with actor Johnny Depp, Sam was asked to help run Depp’s production company, Infinitum Nihil, headed by Christi Dembrowski. As Senior VP at the company, he continues to serve the varied needs of Hollywood as an executive, producer and writer.

ABOUT GARRIE GASTONNY

Having worked as a comic book artist and illustration lecturer, Garrie Gastonny now mainly focuses on illustration to avoid getting beaten up. Garrie also serves as Senior Artist at Imaginary Friends Studios. His credits include Warren Ellis’ Supergod, Caliber: First Canon of Justice and Lady Death. For more information about the artist, please visit http://thegerjoos.deviantart.com/

Sam Sarkar Unlocks The Vault #1 at Golden Apple Comics

Official Press Release

MEET SAM SARKAR, CREATOR AND WRITER OF THE VAULT

On July 27th, starting at 7:00 P.M., Golden Apple Comics will present an autograph signing with Sam Sarkar, for the release of the new comic book from Image Comics, THE VAULT.

THE VAULT is about a small team of treasure hunters, struggling 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.

THE VAULT is kind of a contemporary Pandora’s Box story,” explained creator and writer, Sam Sarkar. “Though it appears on the surface to be a pretty straightforward story, it has most of its mythology buried deeply. It gets uncovered both literally and figuratively as the pit gets excavated.”

THE VAULT issue #1 autograph event will take place in Los Angeles at Golden Apple Comics on July 27th, 2011 from 7-9 P.M. at 7018 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. For more information, please call 323-658-6047.

ABOUT GOLDEN APPLE COMICS

Golden Apple Comics has been the premier comic book & pop culture store in Los Angeles for over 30 years.Always cutting edge & proactive in the community, Golden Apple views this as a great opportunity to attract new readers to our thriving industry. A place in LA for anything groundbreaking in the comic world.ABOUT SAM SARKAR

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sam Sarkar is a 23-year veteran of the entertainment industry. He began his career as an actor and was one of the leads on the long-running, syndicated television series Neon Rider. Following the series, Sam decided to pursue writing and worked for the hit television series Beverly Hills 90210. Stemming from his work on the show, he also co-wrote a television pilot for Spelling Entertainment under the direct guidance of TV legend Aaron Spelling. Deciding then to embark on feature films, Sam took some chances, following a varied path of writing screenplays and working as a sound technician. In 2004, after working on several films with actor Johnny Depp, Sam was asked to help run Depp’s production company, Infinitum Nihil, headed by Christi Dembrowski. As Senior VP at the company, he continues to serve the varied needs of Hollywood as an executive, producer and writer.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.

Image Comics: August 2011 Solicitations

Official Press Release

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SHUDDERTOWN HC

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

“QUEEN’S WORLD”

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

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

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

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

THE GREATEST TOURNAMENT THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN BEGINS ANEW!

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

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

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

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

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

AUGUST 24
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.99

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

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

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HORROR BOOK TP

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

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

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

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

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FORGETLESS HC

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

SAVAGE DRAGON IS BACK!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Collects THE DARKNESS #85-89.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Collects HALCYON #1-5

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

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

Collects INVINCIBLE #1-47

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THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM, VOL. 1 TP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOW AVAILABLE IN SOFTCOVER!

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

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

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

Collects SWEETS #1-5

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

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

1) Advanced Digital Inking Vol. 1

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

2) Photoshop Tips and Tricks Vol. 1

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

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

3) Beginning Digital Coloring Vol. 1

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

4) Grunge/Pop Style Vol. 1

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

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

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

No. Not even close.

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

“STEALING BOYFRIENDS,” Part Three

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

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

THE PENULTIMATE ISSUE!

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

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

ALSO AVAILABLE:

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

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

“DEVIL IN THE FLESH,” Part Two

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

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

 “THE MONEY SHOT”

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

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

“DOORS”

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

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

day for a ‘Breed.

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

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

LET IT ALL HANG OUT WITH YOUR FAVORITE RIGHTEOUS MAKER!

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

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

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

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

“OUTER DARKNESS,” Part Six

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

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

“THE FLOOD”

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

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

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

will learn to his horror the truth beyond the case.

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

“THE DRUM AT THE GATE OF THUNDER”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOW AN ONGOING SERIES!

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

“FAME MONSTER,” Part Two 

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

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

“CYBORGS, BABOONS AND BEARS! OH, MY!”

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

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

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

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

“REGICIDE,” Part Four

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

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

“JAIL GUITAR DOORS”

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

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

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

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

“THE DARK CHAMBER,” Part Four

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

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

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

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

We ARE all lost!

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

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

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

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

“LEARNING TO FALL”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“THRONE OF BLOOD,” Part Three

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

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

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

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

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

“Q&A,” Part Four

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

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

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

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

Every day, it becomes a little bit easier.

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

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

Surrounded.

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

Revenge.

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

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

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

The threat level rises.

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

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

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


Unlock the Vault

Official Press Release

UNLOCK THE VAULT

Image Comics Reunites Sarkar and Gastonny In New Series

Image Comics is pleased to announce that writer Sam Sarkar and artist Garrie Gastonny (Warren Ellis’ Supergod), the team behind Caliber: First Canon of Justice, have reunited to unlock the horror and action within their new miniseries THE VAULT.

THE VAULT is about a small team of treasure hunters, struggling 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.

“THE VAULT is kind of a contemporary Pandora’s Box story,” explained creator and writer, Sam Sarkar. “Though it appears on the surface to be a pretty straightforward story, it has most of its mythology buried deeply. It gets uncovered both literally and figuratively as the pit gets excavated.”

When asked how THE VAULT found its home at Image, Sarkar replied: “Well, I’m incredibly fortunate that most of the lasting gifts of Caliber were the relationships it helped to cement. Chief among them, David Elliott. Dave and I have soldiered through quite a few storms personally and professionally, and when I asked him to edit THE VAULT, he didn’t hesitate. There are few people I trust as much. I asked Dave what he thought the best way to release THE VAULT would be and Image was at the top of his list of publishers to approach. I’ve always been a fan of Image, not just because of their model, but because of the quality of titles they have represented and continue to represent.”

THE VAULT #1 (1 of 3), a 32-page full color comic book, will be on sale in stores July 27th for $3.50 and is available to order in the June 2011 edition of Diamond Previews (Diamond Order Code: JUN110501).

ABOUT SAM SARKAR
Born in , Sam Sarkar is a 23-year veteran of the entertainment industry. He began his career as an actor and was one of the leads on the long-running, syndicated television series Neon Rider. Following the series, Sam decided to pursue writing and worked for the hit television series Beverly Hills 90210. Stemming from his work on the show, he also co-wrote a television pilot for Spelling Entertainment under the direct guidance of TV legend Aaron Spelling. Deciding then to embark on feature films, Sam took some chances, following a varied path of writing screenplays and working as a sound technician. In 2004, after working on several films with actor Johnny Depp, Sam was asked to help run Depp’s production company, Infinitum Nihil, headed by Christi Dembrowski. As Senior VP at the company, he continues to serve the varied needs of as an executive, producer and writer.

ABOUT GARRIE GASTONNY
Having worked as a comic book artist and illustration lecturer, Garrie Gastonny now mainly focuses on illustration to avoid getting beaten up. Garrie also serves as Senior Artist at Imaginary Friends Studios. His credits include Warren Ellis’ Supergod, Caliber: First Canon of Justice and Lady Death. For more information about the artist, please visit http://thegerjoos.deviantart.com/.

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 . Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline 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.

The Vault #1 Cover

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