Image Comics has provided CBR with an advance look at solicitation information and graphics for new books on sale in July, 2009. The full list of June solicitations will be made available on Thursday of this week.
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THE MICE TEMPLAR: DESTINY #1
story MICHAEL AVON OEMING & BRYAN JL GLASS
art VICTOR SANTOS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING
variant cover VICTOR SANTOS & VERONICA GANDINI
32 PAGES / FC
The second chapter in the saga of the Mice Templar begins here!
The Templar have fallen, leaving the natural world in the grip of tyrants and ever-increasing chaos. The promise of restoration for the Templar and the salvation of all creatures now lies in the paws of the newly-knighted Karic. But as sinister powers seek to thwart him, others are desperate to use his mission for personal agendas. Now Karic is anxious to complete his training so that he might rescue his family from slavery. But his new master is Cassius, a bitter Templar exile who does not believe in Karic’s destiny. Their journey takes them to the legendary Haunted Wood, a dead forest inhabited by Diabhlan, ancient evil spirits hungry to feed off of living souls.
32 PAGES – NO ADS!
SAVAGE DRAGON #150
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN
64 PAGES / FC
THIS IS IT! OL’ FIN-HEAD’S FANTASTIC 150th ISSUE!
Just when Dragon thought his struggle to protect Chicago from the nefarious Vicious Circle couldn’t get any worse, his deadliest foe returns. The shocker of the year:Â OverLord Triumphant!
ELEPHANTMEN WAR TOYS: YVETTE (ONE-SHOT)
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art & cover MORITAT
variant cover MARIAN CHURCHLAND
Â JULY 22
32 PAGESÂ / FCÂ
A special one-shot featuring Yvette from the critically acclaimed WAR TOYS miniseries.
ARMAGEDDON NOW: THE BEAST #1 (of 5)
story PHIL HOTSENPILLER & ROB LIEFELD
art & cover ROB LIEFELD & MIKE CAPPROTTI
Â JULY 29
32 PAGESÂ / FCÂ
In the aftermath of World War 3, the world as we know it has been altered forever. America is crippled and rebuilding. A leader emerges, Sadju, also known as The Beast, seeks to unite the nations, while he mobilizes his forces and consolidates his international power. Meanwhile our hero, John Corbin races across the globe in pursuit of his former lover, the assassin known as Jada.Â Who will uncover the secrets of the Corinthian and unlock the prophecies of Orion that will reveal the true destiny of mankind?
Fully painted color.
CYBERFORCE/HUNTER-KILLER #1 (of 5)
story MARK WAID
art KENNETH ROCAFORTÂ Â Â Â Â Â
cover KENNETH ROCAFORT, MIKE CHOI& SONIA OBACK
32 pages / FC
Top Cow’s technology based teams collide in a critical crossover event that will have everyone talking this summer!
The Hunter-Killer team’s directive to hunt down and detain rogue Ultra-Sapiens brings them head to head with the Cyberforce team in a brutal showdown that leaves more than one member bleeding. But who is manipulating these two teams into conflict and to what end?
The team of writer and Hunter-Killer co-creator Mark Waid (Amazing Spider-Man, Irredeemable) and artist Kenneth Rocafort (Astonishing Tales, Madame Mirage) bring you a crossover filled with epic action, intrigue, lies, and betrayal. Featuring two connected covers by series artist Rocafort and a third variant cover by Mike Choi and Sonia Oback (Uncanny X-Men, X-Force).
DESCENDANT #1 (of 3)
story MICHAEL DOLCE & MARCUS PERRY
art MARIANO NAVARRO
cover TYLER KIRKHAM
32 PAGES / FC
Believed to be the embodiment of an ancient Incan prophecy, and exiled years earlier for abusing her own powers, Rayne Santiago must confront the past she has been running from her entire life if she hopes to not only win back the trust of her people, but also rescue her brothers.
EXISTENCE 2.0 #1 (of 3)
story NICK SPENCER
art RONALD SALAS
cover TIM DANIEL
32 PAGES / FC
Self-absorbed physicist Sylvester Baladine finds his consciousness transferred into the body of the hitman who just killed him!Â Things don’t seem too bad until his daughter is kidnapped by the same people who “killed” him.Â Now, he’s forced to dig up his past and solve his own murder…inadvertently making himself a target once more.
FIVE FISTS OF SCIENCE GN (NEW PRINTING)
story MATT FRACTION
art & cover STEVEN SANDERS
112 PAGES / FC
BACK IN PRINT!
True story: In 1899, Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla decided to end war forever. With Twain’s connections and Tesla’s inventions, they went into business, selling world peace.
So what happened?
Only now can the tale be told – in which Twain and Tesla collided with Edison and Morgan, an evil science cabal merging the Black Arts and the Industrial Age. Turn of the century New York City sets the stage for a titanic battle over the very fate of the mankind.
LIBERTY MEADOWS SUNDAY STRIPS, VOL. 1 HC
story FRANK CHO
art & cover FRANK CHO
Â JULY 1
304 PAGES / FC
The long-awaited complete collection of Frank Cho’s award-winning internationally syndicated Sunday strips, Liberty Meadows, begins this July in a series of high-end landscape format hardcovers containing the entire full-color run.
This volume collects over three hundred pages showcasing Frank Cho’s bawdy sense of humor and mastery of the female form including a behind-the-scenes look into Cho’s creative process in developing his highly acclaimed series.
NOCTURNALS: THE DARK FOREVER AND OTHER TALES , VOL. 2 HC
story DANIEL BRERETON
Â art DANIEL BRERETON, TED NAIFEHÂ & FRIENDS
cover DANIEL BRERETON
REGULAR EDITION: $29.99, 280 PAGES, FC
PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE EDITION: $39.99, 296 PAGES, FC
The essential collection of DAN BRERETON’s truly groundbreaking “Nocturnals” graphic novels and stories continues in this second hardcover volume, presenting over 250 pages of material we couldn’t fit into Volume 1. Doc Horror’s crew of inhuman avengers, including his spooky daughter, Evening, tackle creatures hiding in the roughest hidden towns, the depths of the Earth, even the bottom of the sea. The nighttime world is crawlingÂ with dangers the sleeping populace is dimly aware of andÂ only the Nocturnals stand watch. This handsome, must-have volume – for newcomers and completists alike – includes two miniseries: “The Dark Forever” by DAN BRERETON and “Gunwitch: Outskirts of Doom,”Â story by BRERETON andÂ art by TED NAIFEH (Courtney Crumrin, DEATH JR.), as well as the special “Troll Bridge” and stories “Spectres” and “Beasts.” Extras include guest Introduction, sketches and afterword by DAN BRERETON. The PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE EDITION contains sixteen more pages of bonus material!