Image Comics has provided CBR with an advance look at solicitation information and graphics for new books on sale in April, 2009. The full list of April solicitations will be made available next week.
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script IVAN BRANDON
art & cover NIC KLEIN
APRIL 1 24 PAGES / FC$2.99Â
THE MOST VIOLENT CRIMINAL UNDERWORLD IN HISTORY!
Finn and Egil, brothers – one bad, one worse – are trying to stab and steal their way to a seat at the table. Two men at war with the world around them.Â But today’s the day the world fights back.Â From the writer of THE CROSS BRONX comes a crime book for the 9th Century.
Bi-monthly from Image Comics!
THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT #1 (of 4)
story MAC CARTER
art TONY SALMONS
cover ADAM BYRNE
APRIL 8 40 PAGES / FC$3.99Â
When an ancient curse transforms young H.P. Lovecraft’s darkest nightmares into reality, the timid writer becomes both an unwitting god of destruction and the only person who can battle the evil he’s unleashed into the world.Â One part biography, one part horror pulp, one part fugitive thriller and you have… one weird tale indeed.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
AIN’T IT COOL NEWSÂ SAID: “WE LOVECRAFT JUNKIES LIKE TO FEED OUR MONKEYS AS OFTEN AS WE CAN, AND THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT IS GOOD FOOD INDEED.”
story VIKTOR KALVACHEV, PATRICK BAGGATTA *& JIM SINK
art & cover VIKTOR KALVACHEVÂ
APRIL 29 104 PAGES / FC$24.99
Â 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.
WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
FRANK FRAZETTA’S NEANDERTHAL (ONE-SHOT)
story CHRIS RYALL
art TIM VIGIL & JAY FOTOS
covers FRANK FRAZETTA, JAY FOTOS & NAT JONESÂ
APRIL 22 32 PAGES / FC$3.99Â
FRANK FRAZETTA’S NEANDERTHAL is the latest painting to be brought to vivid life in the true classic style of Frazetta Comics. CHRIS RYALL, TIM VIGIL and JAY FOTOS team up to present a tale of Paleolithic life fraught with danger at every turn. Beyond the usual threats from warring tribe and Sabertooth tigers, a tribe of Neanderthals runs up against a threat they couldn’t possibly imagine… and can’t possibly survive. Â
MR. UNIVERSE (ONE-SHOT)
story VASSILIS GOGTZILAS & K.I. ZACHOPOULOS
art & cover VASSILIS GOGTZILAS
APRIL 15 32 PAGES / FC$3.50
Â Everybody needs Mr. Universe – the superhero whose adventures ring throughout the cosmos! Day and night, he watches over the city, offering help to the helpless! Without the luxury of a secret identity, unable to remain invisible among the crowds, he continues to fulfill his duty! Mr. Universe! The restless superhero! At least, that’s what Tommy thought…
MR. UNIVERSE CAN TURN YOUR FAVORITE SUPERHERO TO DUST AT ANYTIME!
SMASH UNLEASHED! (ONE-SHOT)
story JEPH LOEB
art & cover ROB LIEFELDÂ
APRIL 22 32 PAGES / FC$2.99
Who or what is the SMASH! Captured and exiled by the Soviets in 1954, General Jacob Kurtz was transformed into something far greater and more terrifying than anyone ever imagined. His years lost to him, he is now captive of Project:Rebirth. Or is he? SMASH explodes back on the scene in this introductory one-shot that sets the stage for SMASH! to be UNLEASHED!
APES AND BABES: THE ART OF FRANK CHO HC
art & cover FRANK CHO
APRIL 22144 PAGES / FC$29.99Â
From the award-winning creator of LIBERTY MEADOWS, ZOMBIE KING and JUNGLE GIRL, comes APES AND BABES: THE ART OF FRANK CHO. This 144-page full color collection will showcase FRANK CHO’s past and present illustrations and you will see why he’s considered one of the top masters of the female form and fantastic beasts.
WARNING: THIS BOOK MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES. BY THAT, WE MEAN THERE ARE BOOBS IN IT. C’MON. IT’S A FRANK CHO BOOK, DUDE.Â
IMAGE ILLUSTRATED CLASSICS, VOL. 1: MOBY DICK HC
story HERMAN MELVILLE
adaptation BILL SIENKIEWICZ & DAN CHICHESTER
art & cover BILL SIENKIEWICZ
APRIL 848 PAGES / FC$12.99Â
The first volume in the Image Illustrated Classics Library brings sequential art master BILL SIENKIEWICZ’s acclaimed adaptation of Herman Melville’s monumental novel, MOBY DICK, into a re-mastered hardcover edition. Melville’s classic tale of one man’s ceaseless quest to conquer the white whale comes vividly adapted as only the creative mastermind behind STRAY TOASTERS could convey!