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“Bitch Planet,” “Graveyard Shift” Debut, Top Cow’s Darkness Dies in Image’s December 2014 Solicits

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“Bitch Planet,” “Graveyard Shift” Debut, Top Cow’s Darkness Dies in Image’s December 2014 Solicits

Image Comics has released solicitation information and images for new books and products shipping in December 2014. When you’re through checking out these solicitations for new Image releases, be sure to visit CBR’s Image Comics forum to discuss these titles and products with fellow readers and fans.

Image Comics Solicitations – Last Six Months



BITCH PLANET #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH

STORY: KELLY SUE DeCONNICK

ART / COVER: VALENTINE DE LANDRO 

DECEMBER 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

2014 Best Writer Eisner Award nominee KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) team up for the very third time to bring you the premiere issue of BITCH PLANET, their highly-anticipated women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation riff. Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds. 

RUMBLE #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH

STORY: JOHN ARCUDI

ART / COVER:  JAMES HARREN

DECEMBER 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Okay, so a scarecrow walks into a bar…and proceeds to wreak havoc across two worlds! After a long absence, Rathraq, Scarecrow Warrior God, is back-and very unhappy. Bad news for his old enemies, yes, but worse news for everybody else! JOHN ARCUDI and JAMES HARREN bring you a modern day action/adventure fantasy thriller where rundown dive bars, undead kitty cats, psycho skinheads, and giant mummies all play a part.  It’s Louis C.K. meets Robert E. Howard in a David Fincher universe.

GRAVEYARD SHIFT #1 (OF 4)

STORY: JAY FAERBER

ART / COVER: FRAN BUENO

DECEMBER 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

Reunited after their memorable run on the critically acclaimed NOBLE CAUSES, JAY FAERBER and FRAN BUENO bring you a new tale of crime, horror, and romance! It’s Fright Night-style thrills and Castle-style crime-solving as a homicide detective and his girlfriend find their love put to the ultimate test when they run afoul of a gang of vampires!

THEY’RE NOT LIKE US #1

STORY: ERIC STEPHENSON

ART: SIMON GANE & JORDIE BELLAIRE

COVER: SIMON GANE & FONOGRAFIKS

DECEMBER 3 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Eisner-nominated NOWHERE MEN writer ERIC STEPHENSON teams up with red-hot artist SIMON GANE for an all-new ongoing series!
We all have advantages over one another, but what if you were capable of things most of us can only imagine? What would you do – and who would you be? A doctor? An athlete? A soldier? A hero?

Everyone has to make a choice about how to use the abilities they’re born with… but they’re not like us.

EAST OF WEST #16

STORY: JONATHAN HICKMAN

ART: NICK DRAGOTTA

DECEMBER 10 / 40 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

“THE APOCALYPSE: YEAR TWO” begins in the over-sized EAST OF WEST #16!

Following the dramatic conclusion of YEAR ONE, the Great Beast now roams the fractured United States of America.

Deep into an all-consuming war between the splintered nations, the Four Horsemen move to further their individual agendas while resisting the inevitability of The Message.

MAGDALENA SEVENTH SACRAMENT (ONE-SHOT)

STORY: TINI HOWARD

ART: AILEEN ORACION

COVER: -ROM-

DECEMBER 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Talent Hunt winning writer TINI HOWARD and artist AILEEN ORACION challenge the legend of the Spear of Destiny as sins of omission come to light in this one shot special! Detective Sara Pezzini reveals a lost manuscript that speaks of a bright young martyr and the dark acts she eclipses in this tale of an all-new Magdalena.

TOP COW PRODUCTIONS

SHELTERED #15

STORY: ED BRISSON

ART / COVER: JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS

DECEMBER 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

THIS IS IT! THE FINAL ISSUE!

It’s the end of Safe Haven, but is it the end of the world?

SHUTTER #7

STORY: JOE KEATINGE

ART / COVER A: LEILA DEL DUCA & OWEN GIENI

COVER B: FRANK CHO

COVER C: RAY FAWKES

COVER D: JOHN WORKMAN

DECEMBER 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

INDIANA JONES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY RETURNS IN AN ALL-NEW STORY ARC!

Kate Kristopher’s finally face-to-face with the sibling she never knew about, who’s dead set on destroying what little Kate has left. Family rivalry was never so cataclysmic in the globe-trotting and mind-melting second arc of the comic book ROBERT KIRKMAN (THE WALKING DEAD) describes as “so completely and utterly new that it reminds you of the potential of this medium!” ALL THIS PLUS: say hello to SHUTTER’s new letterer, the legendary JOHN WORKMAN (Thor, Doom Patrol, Heavy Liquid) with his commemorative variant cover and a comprehensive career retrospective written by SHEA HENNUM!

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #6

STORY: KIERON GILLEN

ART / COVER: JAMIE MCKELVIE & MATT WILSON

DECEMBER 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

THE FAUST ACT is over. Welcome to FANDEMONIUM. 

The second arc of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE begins in its traditional manner (i.e. a ludicrous pun.) We’d say something like “nothing will ever be the same again” but if you think about it, you can say that about literally everything, ever. Er…also some comic story. Probably.

SUNSTONE OGN

STORY / ART / COVER: STJEPAN SEJIC

DECEMBER 24 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

Two women deal with modern themes of sex, relationships, and fetishism in this erotic romantic comedy. So beware all who enter, because, to quote a few hundred thousand readers on DeviantArt: “I’m not into BDSM…but this story…I get it.”

MINOTAUR PRESS

BLACK SCIENCE, VOL. 2: WELCOME, NOWHERE TP

STORY: RICK REMENDER

ART / COVER: MATTEO SCALERA & DEAN WHITE

DECEMBER 24 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

The Anarchist League of Scientists has lost their leader, the most recent victim of the Pillar’s violently random jumps through the Eververse…but are they really random? As the survivors fight their way through a world where magic and science are one and the same, the secrets of their predicament slowly come to light…and illuminate a terrible truth.

Collects BLACK SCIENCE #7-11

CASANOVA, VOL 3: AVARITIA – THE COMPLETE EDITION HC

STORY: MATT FRACTION

ART / COVER: GABRIEL BÁ

DECEMBER 17 / 176 PAGES / FC / M / $29.99

Destroying whole universes is easy until you meet the man destined to destroy your life. Just ask Casanova Quinn. The finale of the first CASANOVA trilogy collected with a massive slab of bonus material.

COLLECTS CASANOVA: AVARITIA 1-4

DARK ENGINE, VOL. 1: THE ART OF DESTRUCTION TP

STORY: RYAN BURTON

ART / COVER: JOHN BIVENS

DECEMBER 17 / 112 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99 

By blood and fury, Sym is born, and sent back in time to destroy her creators’ enemies. With ribsword in hand, with gore in her curling locks, she is unstoppable. But the alchemists that made her do not realize that the engine that powers her is sentient, that it is the seed of their destruction.

Collects DARK ENGINE #1-4

DREAM POLICE, VOL. 1 TP

STORY: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

COVER: SID KOTIAN & HiFi

ART: SID KOTIAN, BILL FARMER, & HiFi

DECEMBER 3 / 160 PAGES / FC / T / $12.99

Enter the world you normally experience when you sleep…the world of the Dreamscape, filled with danger, eroticism, enlightenment, and at the heart of it all a mystery: did Lieutenant Detective Joe Thursday have a partner before the capable Kate Black who simply…disappeared one day? If so, why can’t he remember this partner? What happened to him? And most of all: why? What secret is at the heart of the Dreamscape, a secret so important that some would destroy everything Joe holds dear to keep it?To reveal that truth, Joe must go against everything he has believed in…and undertake a journey to the very edge of the unknown.

Collects DREAM POLICE #1-6

DRUMHELLAR, VOL. 2: DOGS AND GODS TP

STORY: RILEY ROSSMO & ADAM LINK

ART / COVER: RILEY ROSSMO

DECEMBER 17 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

When a trio of child killers make Drum their next target, the most shocking thing of all is the truth about Drum’s origins, his father, and his soul.   Whether you’re a dog or a god, Drum discovers that nobody-not even Harold-is as innocent as they seem. Concluding the most psychedelic comic of the millennium!

Collects DRUMHELLAR #6-10

GHOSTED, VOL. 3 TP

STORY: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

ART: DAVIDE GIANFELICE, GORAN SUDZUKA, & MIROSLAV MRVA

COVER: MATTEO SCALERA

DECEMBER 10 / 120 PAGES / FC / M / $12.99

A magician that grants death wishes. A biker gang that sacrifices virgins. A supernatural black market. It’s time for Jackson to stop running from his past and face it head on.

Collects GHOSTED #11-15

MANIFEST DESTINY, VOL. 2 TP

STORY: CHRIS DINGESS

ART / COVER: MATTHEW ROBERTS & OWEN GIENI

DECEMBER 17 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99

Lewis, Clark and the surviving members of their expedition continue westward across America, only to learn there is nowhere to run on a river.

Collects MANIFEST DESTINY #7-12

MORNING GLORIES, VOL. 1 COMPENDIUM TP

STORY: NICK SPENCER

ART: JOE EISMA

COVER: RODIN ESQUEJO

DECEMBER 3 / 1048 PAGES / FC /  T+ / $59.99

Introducing the first seven volumes of the critically acclaimed, New York Times-bestselling series, now collected into one massive paperback edition! 

At over one thousand pages, this epic volume is the perfect introduction to the spellbinding mysteries and deadly secrets of Morning Glory Academy!  From the arrival of six brilliant but troubled new students to the time-spanning perils of the Woodrun contest to the violent insurrection of the Truants, this collection offers the most comprehensive exploration yet of the comic often described as “Runaways meets Lost.” 

Collects MORNING GLORIES #1-38

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA, VOL. 1 TP

STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN

ART / COVER: PAUL AZACETA & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER

DECEMBER 17 / 152 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99

NEW HORROR SERIES FROM THE WALKING DEAD CREATOR ROBERT KIRKMAN!

Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it.

Collects OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #1-6

POWERS SCRIPTBOOK TP

TEXT: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

ART: MICHAEL AVON OEMING

DECEMBER 3 / 344 PAGES / BW / M / $19.95

Study the original scripts of the first two graphic novels of POWERS, the award-winning series created by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and MICHAEL AVON OEMING, soon to be a television series on PlayStation Network. The perfect companion to BENDIS’s Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels, the POWERS SCRIPTBOOK gives you a look behind the creation of a graphic novel from an angle few creators allow the audience to see.

RED CITY TP

STORY: DANIEL COREY

ART / COVER: ANTHONY DIECIDUE & MARK DOS SANTOS

DECEMBER 3 / 120 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99

It’s L.A. Confidential on Mars: Interplanetary investigator Cal Talmage is on the case to find an ambassador’s daughter in Mars Central, a.k.a. Red City. The routine assignment quickly heats up as Cal finds himself in the midst of rival alien mobs, political conspiracies, and the threat of war.

Bonus materials include the new short story MORIARTY: ENDGAME, by DANIEL COREY and ANTHONY DIECIDUE.

Collects RED CITY #1-4

SAGA, VOL. 4 TP

STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

ART / COVER: FIONA STAPLES

DECEMBER 17 / 144 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER RETURNS!

Visit new planets, meet new adversaries and explore a very new direction, as Hazel becomes a toddler while her family struggles to stay on their feet.

Collects SAGA #19-24

SAVAGE DRAGON: A NEW BEGINNING! TP

STORY / ART / COVER: ERIK LARSEN

DECEMBER 10 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99

A NEW BEGINNING!

It’s the ultimate jumping on point for new readers and a bold new beginning as Malcolm Dragon takes over the title role from his famous father, fighting the forces of evil in the Windy City! New dangers! New adventures! New villains! Tantrum! Torment! Red Rage! Samurai! Dart! Assassin! Brawn! Insect! Rogue Warrior! Roughneck! Victorious! War-Cry! The Demonoids! The Ant Menaces! Trolls! Demons! Malcolm’s tragic transformation! It’s all here and more! A whole new SAVAGE DRAGON!

Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #193-198

SEX CRIMINALS, VOL. 2: TWO WORLDS ONE COP TP

STORY: MATT FRACTION

ART / COVER: CHIP ZDARSKY

DECEMBER 24 / 128 PAGES / FC / VERY M / $14.99

The second storyline from the Eisner-award winning SEX CRIMINALS finds the honeymoon to be over for Jon and Suzie. Once the thrill of new lust fades, where do you go? Come along and laff and love with Matt and Chip as they brimp back ceaselessly against the past.

SOVEREIGN TP

STORY: CHRIS ROBERSON

ART / COVER: PAUL MAYBURY

DECEMBER 3 / 136 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

An epic fantasy in the tradition of Game of Thrones, SOVEREIGN is set in a world which once knew gods, demons, and magic, and to which all three are returning. New York Times bestseller CHRIS ROBERSON joins artist PAUL MAYBURY to tell the story of masked undertakers facing the undead with swords, of civil wars and cultures in collision, of ancient threats emerging from the ashes of history to menace the future.

Collects SOVEREIGN #1-5, plus extras

STRAY BULLETS, VOL. 6: KILLERS TP

STORY / ART / COVER: DAVID LAPHAM

DECEMBER 17 / 248 PAGES / BW / M / $19.99

A little boy learns too late that running your mouth can get you run over. A young babysitter gets in way over her head when when she’s hired to sit by a dangerous man to with a strange request. A young couple’s hopeful visit to the city turns anything but when they step into the middle of a mob turf war and watch more than just friends die. And a young man just trying to help his hustler cousin out of a bad spot instead becomes the ultimate killer. These are only some of the eight stories comprising “KILLERS,” the newest arc in the ongoing world of STRAY BULLETS. Each story stands on its own but collectively they tell the twisted story of two teen – Virginia and Eli – both scarred by tragic childhood intersections with the Baltimore underworld, drawn together in the sleepy seaside town of Sandcastle, unable to escape their dark pasts…

Collects STRAY BULLETS: KILLERS #1-8

WHITE LIKE SHE TP

STORY / ART / COVER: BOB FINGERMAN

DECEMBER 3 / 136 PAGES / BW / M / $14.99

20th Anniversary Edition of BOB FINGERMAN’s race and gender-swapping pseudo-science- fiction social satire is back in print and better than ever. The tale of a down-on-his-luck African-American nuclear power plant custodian whose brain is transplanted into a militant white teenage girl’s skull, WHITE LIKE SHE takes a cue from the ’70s exploitation movie playbook and mixes message, humor, violence and Frankensteinian brain-juggling. Featuring never-before-seen bonus material and newly added gray tone, this is the definitive edition.

SOUTHERN BASTARDS T-SHIRT

Unisex Sizes

S-3XL: $19.99

Do y’all like Sweet Tea? Of course ya do! How about BBQ? Well you’re alive, ain’t cha?!

Now you can show your love for SOUTHERN BASTARDS and all things Southern cooked by repping one of our signature T-Shirts. Featuring BOSS BBQ on black Canvas style and Tad’s iconic SAWWEEET-TEE “Sugah Jug” on yellow Canvas.

INVINCIBLE “ATOM EVE” SHIRT

Men’s & Women’s

S – XL: $24.99

XXL: $26.99

Now you can look just like Atom Eve, the atom-manipulating badass of the Invincible Universe, with this stylish pink shirt!

THE WALKING DEAD 2015 CALENDAR

$14.99 

This calendar features thirteen killer images from THE WALKING DEAD comics to get you through the year!

THE WALKING DEAD “FREE NEGAN” T-SHIRT

Men’s sizes only

S – XL: $19.99

XXL: $21.99

Make a statement with this controversial shirt and let everyone know that you want Negan out of prison and terrorizing the post-apocalyptic streets once more.

DEADLY CLASS and BLACK SCIENCE Skateboards!

The Deadly Class board has been offered by: Rick Remender, Wes Craig and Lee Loughridge.

The Black Science board has been offered by: Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera and Dean White.

$75.00

Constructed from 7 ply maple, these boards measures in at 9.25″ W x 29.5″ L. We are only offering 100 copies of these decks. When they are gone they are gone forever… Get one for your wall or the street!

IMAGE FIRSTS

Our IMAGE FIRSTS editions reprint the first issues of some of our most popular series for only $1. Perfectly priced for new readers interested in trying out a new series or sampling the first chapters of some of our trade paperbacks at little to no risk, IMAGE FIRSTS are available year-round to order upon retailer request, and this month we’re adding eight new titles to our growing list of dollar comics that are always in stock:

DECEMBER 3

OUTCAST #1

THE WICKED + DIVINE #1

DECEMBER 10

LOW #1

SHUTTER #1

DECEMBER 17

THE FADE OUT #1

C.O.W.L. #1

DECEMBER 24

NAILBITER #1

SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1

’68: HOMEFRONT #4 (OF 4)

STORY: MARK KIDWELL

ART: KYLE CHARLES & JAY FOTOS

COVER A: NAT JONES

COVER B: CHRISTOPHER SHY

DECEMBER 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Trapped in a snow bound cabin somewhere outside Black Falls, Canada, a group of terrified survivors must battle more than the blizzard outside to keep their pulses. A maniacal, gun-toting mountain man, an undead Mountie, and a mob of shambling, rotting, reanimated corpses all want inside. As Vietnam-era draft cards burn, horror mounts…and blood will stain the snow.

ALEX + ADA #11

STORY: JONATHAN LUNA & SARAH VAUGHN

ART / COVER: JONATHAN LUNA

DECEMBER 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Ada needs to find a balance between freedom and safety. Alex’s friends have opinions on his relationship with Ada.

BIRTHRIGHT #3

STORY: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

ART / COVER: ANDREI BRESSAN & ADRIANO LUCAS

DECEMBER 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

After a standoff in the police station, the Rhodes family is on the run from the law, and for their lives. And just what horrors did Mikey survive while he was away?

COPPERHEAD #4

STORY: JAY FAERBER

ART / COVER: SCOTT GODLEWSKI & RON RILEY

DECEMBER 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

Sheriff Clara Bronson sets a trap while Deputy Boo chases down lead-both figuratively and literally.

C.O.W.L. #7

STORY: KYLE HIGGINS & ALEC SIEGEL

ART: ROD REIS

COVER: TREVOR MCCARTHY

DECEMBER 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

The times they are a changin’. After the shocking murder of a C.O.W.L. hero, members of the organization must put aside their differences in order to find the killer…before Detective Evelyn Frost and the Chicago Police do.

DEAD@17: THE BLASPHEMY THRONE #5 (of 7)

STORY / ART / COVER: JOSH HOWARD

DECEMBER 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

The final battle between gods and man begins, and all of Earth is the battlefield.

DEADLY CLASS #10

STORY: RICK REMENDER

ART / COVER: WES CRAIG & LEE LOUGHRIDGE

DECEMBER 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Even teens training to be the world’s coldest killers need a day off, so Marcus and Maria hit the streets of San Francisco. But you know what doesn’t mesh well with too much booze and heartbreak? A seething cartel hit squad! It’s true. Look it up.

DEATH VIGIL #6 (OF 8)

STORY / ART / COVER: STJEPAN SEJIC

DECEMBER 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Rest in peace Samuel Lewis.

TOP COW PRODUCTIONS

DRIFTER #2

STORY: IVAN BRANDON

ART / COVER A: NIC KLEIN

COVER B: BECKY CLOONAN

DECEMBER 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Abram and the Sheriff explore the sunken ruins of Abram’s crashed ship. In search of answers, they find a horde of scavenging raiders and a lightning storm that brings more than just thunder and rain.

FIVE GHOSTS #15

STORY: FRANK J. BARBIERE

ART / COVER: CHRIS MOONEYHAM

DECEMBER 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

“MONSTERS & MEN,” Part Three

Fabian’s adventure in Eastern Europe takes a dark turn.

THE FUSE #8

STORY: ANTONY JOHNSTON

ART / COVER: JUSTIN GREENWOOD

DECEMBER 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“GRIDLOCK,” Part Two

Turns out the gridlocker’s death was no accident, and Klem for one is shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you, to discover this is a murder case. But it won’t stop her going over The Wall, or even down into Smacktown, to find the killer!

GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #4

STORY / ART / COVER A: RYAN BROWNE

COVER B: PAOLO RIVERA

DECEMBER 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

The invasion of King Tiger Eating a Cheeseburger’s space crab army is about to begin! I sure hope all those crappy NASA “superheroes” are ready to save the Earth. Oh, spoiler alert-THEY AREN’T!

GONERS #3

STORY: JACOB SEMAHN

ART / COVER: JORGE CORONA

DECEMBER 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

“WE ALL FALL DOWN,” Part Three

A family separated. A family found. A family death.

HOWTOONS: (RE)IGNITION #5

STORY: FRED VAN LENTE

ART / COVER: TOM FOWLER & JORDIE BELLAIRE

DECEMBER 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $2.99

The battle for the future begins now! As Tuck and Celine rally the disparate factions of the energy apocalypse against Dino-E’s onslaught, they learn how the present can be saved from itself! And so can YOU!

THE HUMANS #2

STORY: KEENAN MARSHALL KELLER

ART / COVER: TOM NEELY

COLOR: KRISTINA COLLANTES

DECEMBER 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

From out of the smoke of their lost brothers’ funeral pyre comes a ghostly figure from the past. A long-thought-dead member returns to The HUMANS, bringing visions of hell and loss with him and a night of mourning quickly turns into an outta-sight homecoming party!

INTERSECT #2

STORY / ART / COVER A: RAY FAWKES

COVER B: MATT KINDT

DECEMBER 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

While a mysterious, luminous singer begins the last aria of Detroit, our travellers are witnesses to the shifting form of the city from on high. Is this collapse, or something far stranger? The intricate, mind-bending mystery of INTERSECT is unfolding…

LAZARUS #14

STORY: GREG RUCKA

ART: MICHAEL LARK

COVER: OWEN FREEMAN

DECEMBER 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“CONCLAVE,” Part Four

Forever has been sent by her father to kill her traitorous brother, Jonah. What happens next is the start of a revolution.

THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY: SUPPOSED TO BE THERE TOO #3

STORY: SHAUN STEVEN STRUBLE

ART / COVER: SINA GRACE

DECEMBER 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99

To escape all the recent drama, the Li’l Depressed Boy and Spike run off for a day of fun and music. Featuring an appearance by Bridge Nine recording artist LEMURIA!

LOW #6

STORY: RICK REMENDER

ART / COVER: GREG TOCCHINI

DECEMBER 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Tortured and humiliated at the hands of Roln, Pirate Lord of the Third City, Stel Caine has but a single chance to save what remains of her family and escape. How high is too high a price for tomorrow?

Concluding the first arc of LOW, the seminal sci-fi epic from the minds of RICK REMENDER and GREG TOCCHINI.

THE MERCENARY SEA #8

STORY: KEL SYMONS

ART / COVER: MATHEW REYNOLDS

DECEMBER 10 / 32 PAGES / FC /  T+ / $2.99

“ON TREASURE ISLAND”

The second of a two-part story: On the hunt for Koji Ra, Jack and the crew of the Venture explore ancient ruins on a deserted island and run into an old adversary.

This issue also includes a bonus short story just in time for Christmas.

NAILBITER #8

STORY: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

ART / COVER: MIKE HENDERSON

DECEMBER 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

“BEES!”

Since the beginning, the Nailbiter’s hometown has been plagued with bees. Are they responsible for creating the serial killers?

ODDLY NORMAL #4

STORY / ART / COVER A: OTIS FRAMPTON 

COVER B: ROBB MOMMAERTS

DECEMBER 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $2.99

New classmates, new teachers and a perplexing new lunch menu. Oddly’s first day at a strange new school continues…

ODYC #2

STORY: MATT FRACTION

ART / COVER: CHRISTIAN WARD

DECEMBER 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Odyssia and her crew are tempted by the deadly and dangerous Lotus Eaters, living sources of the most powerful narcotic in the galaxy.

PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX #2 (OF 5)

STORY: MICHAEL STOCK

ART / COVER: SINA GRACE

DECEMBER 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $2.99

It was the day after Christmas when the mysterious box began to ask its question again. “What do you wish for? What do you wish for??” it insisted. This time, to Penny’s best friend, Elizabeth. And that’s where the trouble really began. With Elizabeth’s small, simple wish.

PROPHET: EARTH WAR #2 (OF 6)

STORY: BRANDON GRAHAM & SIMON ROY

ART / COVER: GIANNIS MILOGIANNIS

DECEMBER 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 

Old Man Prophet must make alliances with strange aliens in order to wrench control of Earth from the Empire.

PUNKS: THE COMIC #3 

STORY: JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

ART / COVER: KODY CHAMBERLAIN 

DECEMBER 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

The true story of four strangers, picked to live in a house, work together, and have their lives taped to find out what happens when people stop being polite, and start punching each other in the junk.

From Eisner and Harvey nominees JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (The Bunker, I, Vampire) and KODY CHAMBERLAIN (Sweets, The Ride).

RASPUTIN #3

STORY: ALEX GRECIAN

ART: RILEY ROSSMO & IVAN PLASCENCIA

COVER: RILEY ROSSMO

DECEMBER 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Young Rasputin has the power to heal people, to give them energy, and to make them feel better than they ever have before. The ladies do not complain.

REVIVAL #26

STORY: TIM SEELEY

ART: MIKE NORTON

COVER: JENNY FRISON

DECEMBER 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Blaine Abel. Demonologist. All around evil scumbag. But now he’s on the side of the angels, offering his expertise with the supernatural. Can Em trust a man who she once ran into an eighteen-wheeler?

RISE OF THE MAGI #6

STORY: MARC SILVESTRI

ART: SUMEYYE KESGIN & TINA VALENTINO

COVER A: TINA VALENTINO

COVER B: STJEPAN SEJIC

DECEMBER 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

The dark forces have played their hand in Rune and on Earth as both worlds teeter on the brink of war. It’s magic vs. technology with mutual destruction assured. Asa Stone and April Mae June have had no choice but to put their trust in the untrustworthy, resulting in a dangerous game of chess among allies. The Magi have been called together, but are they enough to stand in the way of two worlds’ wars?!

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ROCHE LIMIT #4

STORY: MICHAEL MORECI

ART / COVER: VIC MALHOTRA

DECEMBER 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Alex and Sonya take a dangerous trip to the anomaly while all hell breaks loose on the colony.

SAVAGE DRAGON #201

STORY / ART / COVER: ERIK LARSEN

DECEMBER 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Following the cataclysmic events of our awe-inspiring 200th issue, Malcolm Dragon comes face-to-face with the new head of the Vicious Circle! It’s a battle like none you’ve seen before!

SINERGY #2

STORY / ART: MICHAEL AVON OEMING & TAKI SOMA

COVER A: MICHAEL AVON OEMING

COVER B: MICHAEL ALLRED & LAURA ALLRED

DECEMBER 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Monster hunting is tough on families, especially when it’s a secret! Jess can’t believe her boyfriend may be the same monster her father warned her about! Also in this issue, a back-up story about monster men written and drawn by TAKI SOMA!

Special incentive cover by superstars MICHAEL & LAURA ALLRED!

SPREAD #6

STORY: JUSTIN JORDAN

ART / COVER: KYLE STRAHM

DECEMBER 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Spreadworms, Sirens, Raiders, Cannibals, The Preacher. Everything collides. Almost everybody dies. The first arc ends here.

THE SUPERANNUATED MAN #5

STORY / ART / COVER: TED McKEEVER

DECEMBER 24 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99

GOLDEN-AGE FORMAT

One of the last remaining humans, HE, after returning from the brink of extinction, now intends to repay the evolved mutations that caused the annihilation of humanity, with a severity that borders on the atomic.

SUPREME: BLUE ROSE #5

STORY: WARREN ELLIS

ART / COVER: TULA LOTAY

DECEMBER 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

We could like to introduce you to Doctor Colonel Rex Ellingwood Richards III. He likes people to call him Doc Rocket. He’s from an entirely different stream of history, and he is delighted and frankly relieved to meet you.

TECH JACKET #6

STORY: JOE KEATINGE

ART / COVER: KHARY RANDOLPH & EMILIO LOPEZ

DECEMBER 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Where Zack Thompson has failed against the Colossal, can the Tech Jacket Corps succeed? It’s the most amazing action comic you’ll read all year!

TOOTH & CLAW #2

STORY: KURT BUSIEK

ART / COVER A:  BENJAMIN DEWEY

COVER B: ALEX ROSS

DECEMBER 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99 

After the shattering disaster last issue, the Great Champion of ancient legend is reawakened. And things get worse.

Plus! A special variant cover by ALEX ROSS, painting more animal-people at once than he ever has before!

TREES #8

STORY: WARREN ELLIS

ART / COVER: JASON HOWARD 

DECEMBER 10 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99 

Something is happening. There are shadows in the Chinese city of Shu, shadows falling across Cefalu and Puntland, and shadows crawling across the snows of Svalbard. Things are getting darker, and, suddenly, there is no

UMBRAL #12

STORY: ANTONY JOHNSTON

ART / COVER: CHRISTOPHER MITTEN

DECEMBER 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“IF IT BLEEDS”

Yeah, you read it right. New Year’s Eve, last day of the year. That’s when we decide to publish the last issue of Book Two, probably the most important issue of UMBRAL yet. It’s just how we roll.

(Seriously, you’ll want this one. It’s kind of climactic.)

A VOICE IN THE DARK: GET YOUR GUN #4 (of 5)

STORY / ART: LARIME TAYLOR

COVER A: LARIME TAYLOR & SYLV TAYLOR

COVER B: MAX DUNBAR & SYLV TAYLOR

DECEMBER 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Now in the clutches of the late Mandy Jenkins’ wealthy and powerful father, Zoey and Rio must try to escape a man with only one thing on his mind: revenge.

MINOTAUR PRESS

THE WALKING DEAD #135

STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN

ART: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, & CLIFF RATHBURN

COVER: CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART

DECEMBER 10 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99

Face to face.

WAYWARD #5

STORY: JIM ZUB

ART: STEVE CUMMINGS & JOHN RAUCH

COVER A: STEVE CUMMINGS & TAMRA BONVILLAIN

COVER B: MARGUERITE SAUVAGE

DECEMBER 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

IMAGE COMICS’S SUPERNATURAL SENSATION!

The first story arc ends. Revelation and sacrifice.

WITCHBLADE #181

STORY: DAVID HINE

ART / COVER A: LAURA BRAGA

COVER B: STJEPAN SEJIC

DECEMBER 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

The one where Jackie dies! This is the way it had to end. Sara Pezzini goes head to head with Jackie Estacado and the Darkness. Sometimes there are no winners…

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WYTCHES #3

STORY: SCOTT SNYDER

ART / COVER: JOCK

DECEMBER 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

A parent’s worst nightmare: a beloved child lost in the woods. Behind the trees lurk horrors, and the brush conceals atrocity. No matter how desperate the search, understand that your prayers will fall on deaf ears. There is no escape from the Wytches.

ZERO #13

STORY: ALES KOT

ART: ALBERTO PONTICELLI & JORDIE BELLAIRE

COVER: ALBERTO PONTICELLI & TOM MULLER

DECEMBER 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

A team of professionals goes after Zero and the entire Agency. It all points back to the Beit Hanoun incident.

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