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“Chrononauts,” “Descender” Debut, “Nailbiter/Hack/Slash” in Image Comics’ March 2015 Solicitations

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Image Comics has released solicitation information and images for new books and products shipping in March 2015. 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



CHRONONAUTS #1

STORY: MARK MILLAR

ART / COVER A: SEAN GORDON MURPHY & MATT HOLLINGSWORTH

COVER B: MATTEO SCALERA

COVER C: DECLAN SHALVEY

COVER D: DAN PANOSIAN

COVER E: FIONA STAPLES

COVER F: RYAN OTTLEY

MARCH 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

From MARK MILLAR (Kick-Ass) and SEAN GORDON MURPHY (Punk Rock Jesus) comes a bromance for the ages! Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two buddies who love to have fun. They’re also scientific geniuses. When their research leads them to a time-traveling adventure, will they use their knowledge for the good of all mankind? Or use the space-time continuum for their own ends? This is the story of man’s first, televised steps through the time-stream and everything going wrong in the process.


DESCENDER #1

STORY: JEFF LEMIRE

ART / COVER: DUSTIN NGUYEN

MARCH 4 / 40 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

One young robot’s struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet.

A rip-roaring and heart-felt cosmic odyssey that pits humanity against machine, and world against world, to create a sprawling space opera from the creators of Trillium, Sweet Tooth, and Little Gotham.

Extra-sized first issue. 30 story pages for only $2.99!


INVISIBLE REPUBLIC #1

STORY: GABRIEL HARDMAN & CORINNA BECHKO

ART / COVER: GABRIEL HARDMAN

COLORS: JORDAN BOYD

MARCH 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Breaking Bad meets Blade Runner.

Arthur McBride’s planetary regime has fallen. His story is over. That is until reporter Croger Babb discovers the journal of Arthur’s cousin, Maia. Inside is the violent, audacious hidden history of the legendary freedom fighter. Erased from the official record, Maia alone knows how dangerous her cousin really is…

Creative team GABRIEL HARDMAN (KINSKI, “Intense” – A.V. Club) and CORINNA BECHKO (HEATHENTOWN, “Nuanced” – Broken Frontier) brought you sci-fi adventure before (Planet of the Apes, Star Wars: Legacy, Hulk) but never this gritty or this epic.


SOUTHERN CROSS #1

STORY / COVERS: BECKY CLOONAN

ART: ANDY BELANGER

COLORS: LEE LOUGHRIDGE

MARCH 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

NOW BOARDING: Southern Cross, tanker flight 73 to TITAN!

Alex Braith is on board retracing her sister’s steps to the refinery moon, hoping to collect her remains and find some answers. The questions keep coming though — how did her sister die? Where did her cabin mate disappear to? Who is that creep across the hall? And why does she always feel like she’s being watched?

Inspired by classic mysteries and weird fiction, SOUTHERN CROSS is a crucible of creeping anxiety and fear as Braith struggles with the ghosts of her past on board a ship that holds secrets best kept buried.


BIG MAN PLANS #1 (OF 4)

STORY: ERIC POWELL & TIM WEISCH

ART / COVER: ERIC POWELL

MARCH 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

From ERIC POWELL (Eisner award-winning creator of The Goon) and TIM WEISCH (a guy who used to be a bricklayer) comes BIG MAN PLANS, a brutal crime drama with a shocking mystery at its heart. Even the most marginalized in society can exact revenge if they don’t care how they do it.


RED ONE #1

STORY: XAVIER DORISON

ART / COVER: TERRY DODSON & RACHEL DODSON

MARCH 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

What happens when America’s greatest hero…is a Russian Spy?

Soviet Agent Vera Yelnikov is sent to 1977 Los Angeles by the Kremlin to become an American Superhero and spread communist values in the land of Uncle Sam in a funky superhero romp straight out of a Tarantino film by TERRY & RACHEL DODSON (Uncanny X-Men, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Harley Quinn) and XAVIER DORISON (Long John Silver, The Third Testament).


THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR PRESENTS… BEYOND BELIEF #1 (OF 4)

STORY: BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER

ART / COVER A: PHIL HESTER

COVER B: ANNIE WU

COVER C: CAST PHOTO VARIANT

MARCH 18 / 40 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

Based on the hit Nerdist podcast!

It’s time to send the little ones to dream land, and set your radio’s dial to “SPOOKY.” Steel yourself for mysterious suspense in…BEYOND BELIEF! Meet Frank and Sadie Doyle, toast of the upper crust! Headliners on the society pages. And oh yes…THEY SEE GHOSTS! Who cares what evil lurks in the hearts of men…unless evil’s carrying the martini tray!



’68 JUNGLE JIM: GUTS ‘N’ GLORY (ONE-SHOT)

STORY: MARK KIDWELL

ART: JEFF ZORNOW & JAY FOTOS

COVER A: NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

COVER B: NATE VAN DYKE & JAY FOTOS

MARCH 4 / 32 PAGES /FC / M / $3.99

JUNGLE JIM IS DEAD. LONG LIVE JUNGLE JIM!

Private Brian Curliss returns to Vietnam, armored in bamboo, burlap, and a haunted gas mask to avenge a group of slaughtered US Peace Corps volunteers murdered by the sadistic guerillas of the Khmer Rouge. In hellish jungles swarming with the living dead, a hero’s sanity can pass the breaking point…and his soul be lost in the eyes of a ghost from home.


DANGER CLUB #8

STORY: LANDRY Q. WALKER

ART / COVER: ERIC JONES

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

The menace from beyond space has finally come to Earth. It is the end of all things, and our teenage heroes must now succeed where their mentors have failed. Don’t miss this cataclysmic final chapter in LANDRY Q. WALKER and ERIC JONES’s acclaimed superhero epic.


FIVE GHOSTS: SPECIAL #1

STORY: S.M. VIDAURRI & FRANK J. BARBIERE

ART / COVER: S.M. VIDAURRI

MARCH 25 / 40 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Explore the mythology of FIVE GHOSTS with a beautiful painted story from S.M. VIDAURRI (Jim Henson Storyteller: Witches, Iron: Or, The War After) featuring knights, demons, wizards, and the Dreamstone!

And in a special backup story, FRANK J. BARBIERE presents Fabian in one of the most exciting literary heists ever!


INVINCIBLE #118

STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN

ART / COVER: RYAN OTTLEY, CLIFF RATHBURN, & JEAN FRANCOIS BEAULIEU

MARCH 25 / 24 PAGES / FC / T+ / 25¢

ONLY TWENTY-FIVE CENTS!

Invincible and Atom Eve set off on the adventure of a lifetime: PARENTHOOD! They’ve taken to the stars and left their troubles on Earth behind them. As things take a drastic turn for our heroes, you’ll find yourself asking…is this book still about superheroes?


THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS: THE SUN BEYOND THE STARS #1

STORY: JONATHAN HICKMAN

ART: NICK PITARRA

MARCH 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

“MAN IN SPACE”

Only when he’s lost in space does the great Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, find his true calling. THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS is back with all new stories told in a brand-new format.

The greatest FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE book in the long history of man returns in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS: THE SUN BEYOND THE STARS.



MICE TEMPLAR V: NIGHT’S END #1 (OF 5)

STORY: BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING

ART: VICTOR SANTOS & SERENA GUERRA

COVER A: MICHAEL AVON OEMING

COVER B: VICTOR SANTOS & CHANDRA FREE

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99

“SIEGE”

The restored Templar bring their final battle to the very gates of King Icarus’s stronghold — the fortress city of Dealrach Ard-Vale, where the doomed insurrection of its desperate inhabitants await rescue. But as the armies of salvation go to war without the guidance and leadership of Karic, the heroic young mouse who overcame their generations of prejudice and division, under which banner will they fight?

Five Issues. One Night! One glorious, terrifying battle!

Where every Legend — Dream, Destiny & Prophecy — will collide for the fate of the world they know!

The grand finale of an eight-year creator-owned vision!

The two-time Harvey Award-winning series concludes, from the acclaimed creators of Powers, Polar, and Furious!


NAILBITER/HACK/SLASH

HACK/SLASH/NAILBITER

(ONE SHOT)

STORY: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

STORY: TIM SEELEY

ART: MIKE HENDERSON

ART: EMILIO LAISO

COVER: TIM SEELEY

COVER: MIKE HENDERSON

MARCH 4 / 40 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99

SERIAL KILLERS MEET SERIAL KILLER… KILLERS!

Cassie Hack vs. the Nailbiter! Vlad vs. the Lucha Eliminador! IT’S ON!
Two brand spanking new tales of terror by the creative teams of both Image hits!

TIM SEELEY returns to the character he created to give you a nasty blast from the past. If you’ve ever needed an excuse to read these two horrific comics, now is your chance!


SKULLKICKERS #31

STORY: JIM ZUB

ART: EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS

COVER: JAMES GHO

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

“INFINITE ICONS OF THE ENDLESS EPIC,” Part One

This is it, the beginning of the end.

Beer, blood, and battle. Get on board now so you can say you were there when it all blew up.

“Skullkickers is one of the smartest comics out there.” – Newsarama


SPAWN #251

STORY: BRIAN WOOD

ART / COVER: JONBOY MEYERS

MARCH 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Following the re-introduction of Al Simmons in SPAWN: RESURRECTION #1, we dig deeper into Spawn’s time away, the mystery of the word “CHAOS,” and Birch, the veteran warrior who is clearly more than he seems. As the city devolves around him, Spawn is an unlikely beacon of hope in the darkness. This bold new direction continues under writer BRIAN WOOD and artist JONBOY MEYERS.


SEXCASTLE OGN

STORY / ART / COVER: KYLE STARKS

MARCH 18 / 208 PAGES / BW / M / $15.99

The Former World’s Greatest Assassin leaves the world of killing to a small town only to be pulled back in. An exciting action romp in the style of classic ’80s Action Film.

“SEXCASTLE is a perfect mix of homage and comedy, action and irony, loving tribute and hilarious send-up of the great, good, and ungodly-bad action movies of the ’80s. I don’t remember the last time a debut book hit me this hard. Literally, this book punched me in the face. It’s THAT mean.” – Matt Fraction


ALEX + ADA, VOL. 2 TP

STORY: JONATHAN LUNA & SARAH VAUGHN

ART / COVER: JONATHAN LUNA

MARCH 4 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $12.99

Tensions rise between humans and robots in this sci-fi/drama. Alex took a huge risk to unlock Ada — now she can think for herself and explore life as a sentient android. As Alex and Ada spend more time together, they become closer. But as restrictions tighten on artificial intelligence, Ada feels unsure about her place in the world, and Alex questions being with an android.

Collects ALEX + ADA #6-10


BIRTHRIGHT, VOL. 1: HOMECOMING TP

STORY: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

ART / COVER: ANDREI BRESSAN & ADRIANO LUCAS

MARCH 4 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $9.99

For the Rhodes family, losing their son was the most devastating thing that could have occurred…but it couldn’t prepare them for what happened when he returned.

Skybound’s newest hit turns fantasy into reality in this all-new series from the creator of NAILBITER and GHOSTED. Pick up this introductory-priced collection and see what everyone’s talking about!

Collects BIRTHRIGHT #1-6


COPPERHEAD, VOL. 1 TP

STORY: JAY FAERBER

ART / COVER: SCOTT GODLEWSKI & RON RILEY

MARCH 11 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $9.99

“Copperhead is the best Image debut of the year and my favorite new comic.” – Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA, Y: The Last Man)

Welcome to Copperhead, a grimy mining town on the edge of a backwater planet. Single mom Clara Bronson is the new sheriff, and on her first day she’ll have to contend with a resentful deputy, a shady mining tycoon, and a family of alien hillbillies. And did we mention the massacre?

Collects COPPERHEAD #1-5


CRIMINAL, VOL. 3: THE DEAD AND THE DYING TP

STORY: ED BRUBAKER

ART / COVER: SEAN PHILLIPS

MARCH 25 / 128 PAGES / FC/ M / $14.99

The best-selling crime series continues in this strikingly-designed new edition from Image.

CRIMINAL, VOL. 3: THE DEAD AND THE DYING – It’s the ultimate ’70s noir from the noir masters! A beautiful but damaged woman returns home with nothing but vengeance on her mind, and two best friends, one the son of the city’s crime kingpin, are caught in the crossfire. BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS get experimental, with three interlinking viewpoints that tell a tragic tale.


THE HUMANS, VOL. 1: HUMANS FOR LIFE TP

STORY: KEENAN MARSHALL KELLER

ART / COVER: TOM NEELY

COLORS: KRISTINA COLLANTES

MARCH 11 / 144 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

Follow the Humans as they deal out beatings, cook drugs, party endlessly, and struggle to keep their turf and status amongst the numerous outlaws, rival gangs, and bonafide killers. All of whom are trying to take their spot at the top of the heap.

Plus: pin-ups by BENJAMIN MARRA, JOHNNY RYAN, SKINNER, KATIE SKELLY, KRISTINA COLLANTES, BELA DEHM, and some other goodies thrown in too.

RIDE OR DIE! READ OR DIE!!! RIP UP THE STREETS!!!! HUMANS FOR LIFE! HUMANS TIL DETH!!!

Collects THE HUMANS #0-4


LAZARUS, VOL. 3: CONCLAVE TP

STORY: GREG RUCKA

ART: MICHAEL LARK

COVER: OWEN FREEMAN

MARCH 4 / 136 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

For the first time since dividing the world, the 16 Families have gathered together again in the exclusive luxury confines of Triton One to resolve the emerging conflict between Family Carlyle and Family Hock, and they’ve brought their Lazari with them. Amidst budding friendships, romance, and politics, Forever will learn the truth about who she is and the first hints of what she will become.

Collects LAZARUS #10-15


THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY, VOL. 5 TP

STORY: SHAUN STEVEN STRUBLE

ART / COVER: SINA GRACE

MARCH 25 / 128 PAGES / FC / T / $14.99

“SUPPOSED TO BE THERE, TOO”

Finding himself suspended from work, the Li’l Depressed Boy spends the week getting closer to his girlfriend, Spike. However, several stressors appear, threatening to ruin this unplanned vacation.

Collects THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY: SUPPOSED TO BE THERE, TOO #1-5


NAILBITER, VOL. 2: BLOODY HANDS TP

STORY: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

ART/COVER: MIKE HENDERSON

MARCH 4 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $13.99

Army interrogator Nicholas Finch is hot on the trail of why sixteen of the world’s worst serial killers are all from the same small town, but his path to answers is littered with deadly intentions. There are dark forces that don’t want the secrets of Buckaroo and its murderous past to be revealed. And the Nailbiter himself has to deal with being thrown in the spotlight again!

Guest-stars ultimate comic writer BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS!


NIXON’S PALS HC

STORY: JOE CASEY

ART / COVER: CHRIS BURNHAM

MARCH 18 / 120 PAGES / FC / M / $19.99

ALL-NEW HARDCOVER EDITION IN FULL COLOR!

What’s worse than being a super-villain in Los Angeles County? Being their parole officer, of course! This is your chance to enjoy this crime neo-classic in new, glorious color! Loaded with extra features! From the OFFICER DOWNE team of JOE CASEY (SEX, THE BOUNCE) and CHRIS BURNHAM (NAMELESS, Batman Inc.).

AN ORIGINAL, SUPER-POWERED CRIME NOVEL! IT’S ELMORE LEONARD MEETS JACK KIRBY!


ODDLY NORMAL, VOL. 1 TP

STORY / ART / COVER: OTIS FRAMPTON

MARCH 11 / 128 PAGES / FC / E / $9.99

Meet Oddly Normal, a ten-year-old girl with pointed ears and green hair — a half-witch who will be the first to tell you that having a mother from a magical land called Fignation and a father from Earth doesn’t make it easy to make friends at school! On her tenth birthday, she blows out her cake’s candles and makes a disastrous wish. Now, Oddly must travel to Fignation to uncover the mystery of her parents’ disappearance. Join Oddly as she navigates a strange new school, monstrous bullies, and Evil itself on an unforgettable fantasy adventure through the vibrant world of Fignation in ODDLY NORMAL.

Collects ODDLY NORMAL #1-5


PUNKS THE COMIC, VOL. 1: NUTPUNCHER TPB

STORY: JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

ART / COVER: KODY CHAMBERLAIN

MARCH 25 / 160 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99

From JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (The Bunker, The Life After, I, Vampire) and KODY CHAMBERLAIN (SWEETS, The Ride: Southern Gothic) comes a book unlikely to become a blockbuster movie. Much to their chagrin.

ABE, FIST, SKULL, and DOG live in a house, get into fights, murder gnomes, and punch each other in the nuts. A lot. Vomit out loud comedy guaranteed.*

Collects PUNKS: THE COMIC # 1-5, may be used to cure venereal diseases**

* Guarantee void everywhere.

** Will not cure venereal diseases.***

*** Says who?


REVENGE TP

STORY: JONATHAN ROSS

ART / COVER: IAN CHURCHILL

MARCH 18 / 112 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

Griffin Franks was a joke in Hollywood. A washed up action-hero. Over the hill. Past it. A has-been. A barely-was. But now he IS The Revenger. He’s a star. His movie’s a hit. His newest wife is hot. He finally has everything he wants. The perfect time for someone to take it all away. Forever. Starting with his face.

Collects REVENGE #1-4


SEX, VOL 3: BROKEN TOYS TP

STORY: JOE CASEY

ART: PIOTR KOWALSKI, DAN McDAID, LUKE PARKER, & IAN MacEWAN

COVER: SONIA HARRIS

MARCH 25 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

READY FOR A THIRD HELPING OF SEX IN BOOK FORM?

Don’t kid yourself, the deeper it gets…the better it gets. With a bevy of hot artists in tow, prepare yourselves to re-enter Saturn City and the sordid lives you’ll find crawling around inside of it. Will they or won’t they? Buy this book and find out!

Collects SEX #15-20


SHELTERED, VOL. 3 TP

STORY: ED BRISSON

ART / COVER: JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS

MARCH 18 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99

The children of Safe Haven sacrificed their own families in an attempt to survive a disaster that’s poised to wipe out 90% of North America. However, the outside world is closing in and the kids have turned their sanctuary into a war zone.

The end of the world is now the LEAST of their concerns.

Collects SHELTERED #11-15 – the final arc!


VELVET, VOL. 2: THE SECRET LIVES OF DEAD MEN TP

STORY: ED BRUBAKER

ART / COVER: STEVE EPTING & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER

MARCH 18 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

The white-hot spy series from the creators of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is back! Everything Velvet Templeton ever believed about the worst night of her life has turned out to be a lie, and now she’s coming back to London, taking the hunt back to the hunters, to find the truth or die trying.

Don’t miss the second volume in the adventures of comics’ favorite new super-spy!

Collects VELVET #6-10


WAYWARD VOL. 1: STRING THEORY TP

STORY: JIM ZUBKAVICH

ART: STEVE CUMMINGS, JOHN RAUCH, & TAMRA BONVILLAIN

MARCH 25 / 136 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99

IMAGE COMICS’S NEW SUPERNATURAL SPECTACULAR!

“If Wayward isn’t the next Saga, it will be a damn criminal shame.” -Bleeding Cool

Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can Rori unlock the secrets of her power before it’s too late?

JIM ZUB (SKULLKICKERS, Samurai Jack) and STEVE CUMMINGS (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot) team-up to create an all-new Image supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of Buffy with the action and mystery of Hellboy.

Also this month: A new story arc begins in Wayward #6

Collects WAYWARD #1-5


IXth GENERATION #3

STORY: MATT HAWKINS

ART / COVERS: STJEPAN SEJIC

MARCH 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

The Darkness returns!


ALEX + ADA #13

STORY: JONATHAN LUNA & SARAH VAUGHN

ART / COVER: JONATHAN LUNA

MARCH 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Disaster closes in on Alex and Ada.


THE AUTUMNLANDS: TOOTH & CLAW #5

STORY: KURT BUSIEK

ART / COVER: BENJAMIN DEWEY

MARCH 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

The conspirators make their move, but the Champion has a few surprises for them.

Note title change.


BITCH PLANET #4

STORY: KELLY SUE DeCONNICK

ART / COVER: VALENTINE DELANDRO

MARCH 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

A secret prisoner may be the ringer Kam’s girls need if they hope to survive the coming deathmatch. Series co-creator VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) rejoins KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) on art.


BLACK SCIENCE #12

STORY: RICK REMENDER

ART / COVER A: MATTEO SCALERA & MORENO DINISIO

COVER B: SEAN GORDON MURPHY

MARCH 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Stranded deeper in the Onion than ever before, lost in the void, the Dimensionauts set out on a bold new course: no longer merely explorers on the frontier of forbidden science, can they become saviors of the Eververse?!

Strap in for the start of the second year of BLACK SCIENCE, as RICK REMENDER (DEADLY CLASS, Captain America) and MATTEO SCALERA (DEAD BODY ROAD, Secret Avengers) take you on a sci-fi high adventure a billion dimensions deep!


CASANOVA: ACEDIA #3

STORY: MATT FRACTION & MICHAEL CHABON

ART / COVER: FÁBIO MOON & GABRIEL BÁ

MARCH 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Something is trying to kill Casanova Quinn. Is it his mysterious boss with no memory of his past? The familiar cops from another life? Or something inconceivably evil and just out of sight? (HINT: YES.) With CHABON and BÁ tracking the continuing adventures of T.A.M.I.


CHEW #47

STORY: JOHN LAYMAN

ART / COVER: ROB GUILLORY

MARCH 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Poyo gets trashed!


C.O.W.L. #10

STORY: KYLE HIGGINS & ALEC SIEGEL

ART / COVER: ROD REIS

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

After weeks of vicious attacks by Camden Stone and Geoffrey Warner’s villains, C.O.W.L. finally has a new contract with the city. Now, will Geoffrey be able to reign in the fabricated villains? Plus, Detective Evelyn Thompson confronts John Pierce’s killer.


DARK ENGINE #7

STORY: RYAN BURTON

ART / COVER: JOHN BIVENS

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

In the shadow of the colossus, Sym awakens.


DRIFTER #5

STORY: IVAN BRANDON

ART / COVER A: NIC KLEIN

COVER B: SKOTTIE YOUNG

MARCH 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

In pursuit of revenge, Abram Pollux finds something that will change everything we know about the world of Ouro.

Don’t miss the chilling conclusion of the first chapter of IVAN BRANDON and NIC KLEIN’s DRIFTER.


THE DYING AND THE DEAD #3

STORY: JONATHAN HICKMAN

ART: RYAN BODENHEIM

MARCH 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

“THIS UNHOLY INSTRUMENT”

The secret history of the sacred object everyone is racing to recover is revealed, and you won’t believe where it will lead our heroes next.

The best new book of the year rambles on in THE DYING AND THE DEAD #3, The Unholy Machines of Progress.


EAST OF WEST #19

STORY: JONATHAN HICKMAN

ART: NICK DRAGOTTA

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

“THE DEAD WOOD”

The son of Death, BABYLON, learns the true value of life and decides the fate of the world in the mysterious place called “The Dead Wood.”

The Apocalypse: Year Two continues in EAST OF WEST #19.


EGOs #6

STORY: STUART MOORE

ART / COVER: GUS STORMS

MARCH 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Continuing the new storyline CRUNCHED: Meet the Cubers — forgotten soldiers from a long-ago war, now starving to death on a planet full of food. But are they the key to the galactic conspiracy? Or is it the mysterious Quantum Trust?

“Everything [Stuart Moore] writes demands attention.” -Warren Ellis


ELEPHANTMEN #63

STORY: RICHARD STARKINGS

ART: AXEL MEDELLIN

COVER: BOO COOK

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Miki and Farrell meet perhaps the strangest Elephantman of all.


THE EMPTY #2

STORY / ART / COVER: JIMMIE ROBINSON

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

“JOURNEY,” Part Two

Just as their journey begins, Lila finds herself kidnapped by the Mool, creatures of the Empty. Tanoor and Fenx set out to rescue her, but first they must track the Mools to their hidden lair. Meanwhile, Lila’s fiance investigates Lila’s disappearance, but finds more questions than answers.


THE FADE OUT #6

STORY: ED BRUBAKER

ART / COVER: SEAN PHILLIPS & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER

MARCH 25 / 40 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS’ best-selling series ever just keeps hitting! Charlie and his blacklisted friend Gil hunt Hollywood’s back alleys for answers to Valeria Sommer’s murder and cover-up, but the one man who might know something, ex-child star “Flapjack” Jones, has gone into hiding…unless he’s dead in a ditch by the side of the road.


THE FUSE #11

STORY: ANTONY JOHNSTON

ART / COVER: JUSTIN GREENWOOD

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“GRIDLOCK,” Part Five

And so another body drops. Was it the same killer? Oh, please. Don’t you know better by now? It’s time to figure out what the hell connects gridlocking, drugs, terrorism, and cellphones once and for all!

“Deserves to be on the Hugo ballot.” — The Angriest


GHOSTED #18

STORY: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

ART: VLADIMIR KRSTIC

COVER: DAN PANOSIAN

MARCH 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Anderson has been haunting Jackson ever since she died. What is she really here for? Find out this issue!


GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #6

STORY / ART / COVER A: RYAN BROWNE

COVER B: TRADD MOORE

MARCH 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Part one of a brand new story arc! King Tiger Eating a Cheeseburger’s invasion of Earth is in full swing and all hope seems lost! Good thing some new cosmic strangers just showed up with space maces!


GONERS #6

STORY: JACOB SEMAHN

ART / COVER: JORGE CORONA

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

“WE ALL FALL DOWN,” Conlusion

Josiah and Zoe are put to the test as the world stands on the brink of destruction.


GRAVEYARD SHIFT #4 (OF 4)

STORY: JAY FAERBER

ART / COVER: FRAN BUENO

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

MINISERIES CONCLUSION!

Liam and Hope launch an assault on Cromeyer’s lair, hoping to defeat the vampire overlord and find a cure for Hope’s condition.


INTERSECT #5

STORY / ART / COVER A: RAY FAWKES

COVER B: RILEY ROSSMO

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

The drumbeat of revelation sounds in cracking streets and splintering bone. All survivors move into their final position and the scorching, monstrous truth of all things is poised to be witnessed, but not before a vicious battle unfolds…


MANIFEST DESTINY #15

STORY: CHRIS DINGESS

ART / COVER: MATTHEW ROBERTS & OWEN GIENI

MARCH 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Lost in America’s heartland, the expedition strikes a bargain with new friends, and encounters a strange visitor that’s like nothing else on Earth…


NAMELESS #2

STORY: GRANT MORRISON

ART / COVER: CHRIS BURNHAM & NATHAN FAIRBAIRN

MARCH 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

On a former U.S. moonbase, kept secret since the Cold War, a terrible key unlocks an ancient box and a last-ditch plan is drafted to save humanity from the doomsday asteroid Xibalba — but is it already too late?

The nightmare intensifies in MORRISON & BURNHAM’s apocalyptic occult horror epic!


ODY-C #5

STORY: MATT FRACTION

ART / COVER: CHRISTIAN WARD

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

A near-mutiny threatens the ODY-C just as home finally seems within its reach.


OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #7

STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN

ART: PAUL AZACETA & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER

COVER: PAUL AZACETA

MARCH 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

“THE ROAD BEFORE US”

In light of recent revelations, Kyle feels like he’s starting to piece together the answers he’s looking for. But while he feels a new sense of purpose… is Reverend Anderson’s life falling apart?


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

STORY: MICHAEL STOCK

ART / COVER: SINA GRACE

MARCH 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $2.99

Penny Dora spent most of the fourth day of Christmas trapped in the wrecked remains of the castle with her former best friend (aka Princess Elizabeth). With the Wishing Box lost in the rubble and dragons now raining fire down on the once quiet town of Cuesta Verde outside, to say things were not looking good was probably an understatement.


POSTAL #2

STORY: BRYAN HILL & MATT HAWKINS

ART / COVER B: ISAAC GOODHART

COVER A: LINDA SEJIC

MARCH 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

The fragile peace of a town full of criminals is shattered by the discovery of a murdered woman. When Mark seeks answers about her death and the people that could be behind it, he discovers the darkest secret at the heart of the town, a secret that alters his past forever.


PROPHET: EARTH WAR #4 (OF 6)

STORY: BRANDON GRAHAM WITH SIMON ROY

ART: GRIM WILKINS

COVER: RON ACKINS

MARCH 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

BY THE EYE!!

The ancient cyborg Diehard and the scale assassin Rein must fight their way out of an alien city led by crystal beings from another dimension.


REVIVAL #29

STORY: TIM SEELEY

ART: MIKE NORTON

COVER: JENNY FRISON

MARCH 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Everything changes in the blink of an eye. Mysteries revealed.


REYN #3

STORY: KEL SYMONS

ART / COVER: NATHAN STOCKMAN

MARCH 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Reyn returns Seph to her father and the Followers of Tek, who ask him to join them on a mission to stop the Venn from destroying Fate.


RUMBLE #4

STORY: JOHN ARCUDI

ART / COVER: JAMES HARREN

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

The return of Cogan! The one-armed man finally returns to answer your questions about this strange new world over a couple of stiff drinks. Also, Del the loveable skinhead prepares Rathraq (and himself) for war against an army of monsters. But can they even get past one?


SAGA #26

STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

ART / COVER: FIONA STAPLES

MARCH 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Gwendolyn’s quest takes an interesting turn.


SATELLITE SAM #12

STORY: MATT FRACTION

ART / COVER: HOWARD CHAYKIN

MARCH 11 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50

Everybody’s got their something. Sometimes that something is sex, death, and live TV.


SAVAGE DRAGON #204

STORY / ART / COVER: ERIK LARSEN

MARCH 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Malcolm Dragon vs. Angel Dragon? It comes to this — as Malcolm and Angel have it out in what may be our strangest issue yet.


SECRET IDENTITIES #2

STORY: BRIAN JOINES & JAY FAERBER

ART / COVER: ILIAS KYRIAZIS

MARCH 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

Image’s hit super-team book continues! As Crosswind further ingratiates himself with the team, Gaijin finds her own loyalties tested.


SHUTTER #10

STORY: JOE KEATINGE

ART / COVER: LEILA DEL DUCA & OWEN GIENI

MARCH 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Kate Kristopher in Slumberland.


SINERGY #5

STORY / ART: MICHAEL AVON OEMING AND TAKI SOMA

COVER A: MICHAEL AVON OEMING

COVER B: SKOTTIE YOUNG

MARCH 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Jess’ mother makes a hard choice after her suspicions are confirmed. Jess, Jesse, the hunters and the monsters all must fight for their survival- the hunters fight for humans, the monsters for a natural resource that may destroy us all- sin!

Alternate cover by superstar SKOTTIE YOUNG!


SPREAD #8

STORY: JUSTIN JORDAN

ART / COVER: KYLE STRAHM & FELIPE SOBREIRO

MARCH 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE”

There is a place that offers sanctuary from the Spread. The only problem? No and company need to escort a group of children through the Spread to get there.


STRAY BULLETS: SUNSHINE & ROSES #3

STORY / ART / COVER: DAVID LAPHAM

MARCH 18 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50

Not a tougher, colder, more feared killer enforces the streets of Baltimore than the man they call Monster. Break the rules and the last thing you’re likely to see is what’s pressed hard up against the inside of his steady black eyes — rage…the true monster, trying to rip and claw its way out from the inside. With an ironclad will and a robotic efficiency, Monster has never let the beast out unchecked. Today, though, his supreme control is going to be tested. The Finger has taken down one of his people, he’s lost a vital shipment of Harry’s drugs, his neighbor’s dog is on its third week of dying loudly, and the one girl who’s seen his other side and come away unscathed — the girl that made the monster — is about to walk back into his life and twist his head around once again…


THE SURFACE #2

STORY: ALES KOT

ART / COVER: LANGDON FOSS & JORDIE BELLAIRE

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

There’s a traitor on the team, and a cityship arriving into the morphing utopia of The Surface will change everything. Just as the team finds what they were looking for — they are threatened by forces that might tear them apart!


TECH JACKET #9

STORY: JOE KEATINGE

ART / COVER: KHARY RANDOLPH & EMILIO LOPEZ

MARCH 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

In order for the entire freakin’ galaxy to survive, Tech Jacket must join forces with his greatest enemies…which, face it, is no fun to do. But neither is the destruction of everyone and everything he holds dear, so…


THIEF OF THIEVES #27

STORY: ANDY DIGGLE

ART / COVER: SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & ADRIANO LUCAS

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

There’s a new thief of thieves running things…


THEY’RE NOT LIKE US #4

STORY: ERIC STEPHENSON

ART: SIMON GANE & JORDIE BELLAIRE

COVER: SIMON GANE & FONOGRAFIKS

MARCH 25 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Us against you.


THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR PRESENTS… SPARKS NEVADA: MARSHAL ON MARS #2 (OF 4)

STORY: BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER

ART / COVER: J. BONE

MARCH 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

Based on the hit Nerdist podcast!

Chased by masked marauders wielding futuristic guns in turn-to-glass mode, Sparks and Croach The Tracker race through the undercity of Mars, an impossible expanse of wonderment that defies human understanding.


VELVET #11

STORY: ED BRUBAKER

ART: STEVE EPTING & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER

MARCH 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

RELEASED THE SAME DAY AS THE SECOND TRADE!

Velvet’s hunt has led her into a dark web of lies and murder, and as the secrets come to light, they all point to one place — Washington DC, to the very halls of world power. Can Velvet find “The Man Who Stole The World” or will she die trying?


THE WALKING DEAD #138

STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN

ART: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, & CLIFF RATHBURN

COVER: CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART

MARCH 11 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99

FACE TO FACE.


THE WALKING DEAD #139

STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN

ART: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, & CLIFF RATHBURN

COVER: CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99

FROM THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

A new arc begins as our world gets even bigger.


WAYWARD #6

STORY: JIM ZUB

ART/ COVER A: STEVE CUMMINGS & TAMRA BONVILLAIN

COVER B: TAKESHI MIYAZAWA

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

IMAGE’S SUPERNATURAL SENSATION CONTINUES!

The second story arc begins!

After the traumatizing finale of the previous issue, everything has changed. Who is Ohara and how does she fit into the great pattern of destiny and power?

“It’s not fluke. Wayward is one of the best new titles of the year.” – Comic Book Bin

Featuring a variant cover by fan favorite TAKESHI MIYAZAWA (Runaways, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, Code Monkey Save World).

NOTE: This issue arrives the same day as the value-priced WAYWARD, VOL. 1 TP!


THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #9

STORY: KIERON GILLEN

ART / COVER: JAMIE McKELVIE & MATT WILSON

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

It’s time for a private audience with Ananke, she who has protected and judged the Pantheon for thousands of years. Yes, it’s time for an interview… with an umpire. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Also: Baphomet being all goth and having a nice little mope.


WITCHBLADE #184

STORY: RON MARZ

ART / COVER A: LAURA BRAGA

COVER B: STJEPAN SEJIC

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Sara prepares to return to New York, but the loose threads she needs to wrap up before she goes might kill those she cares for the most!


WYTCHES #6

STORY: SCOTT SNYDER

ART: JOCK & MATT HOLLINGSWORTH

COVER: JOCK

MARCH 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

As Charlie struggles to save Sailor from the wytches’ grasp, the monsters’ true hold over the Rooks family is revealed in this, the harrowing ending to the series’ first arc!


ZERO #15

STORY: ALES KOT

ART: IAN BERTRAM & JORDIE BELLAIRE

COVER A: IAN BERTRAM & TOM MULLER

COVER B: JEFF LEMIRE & TOM MULLER

MARCH 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Tangiers in the 1960s. United Kingdom in the 2020s. The trip begins.