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EXCLUSIVE: Image Comics Solicitations for August, 2013

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Image Comics has released solicitation information and images for new books and products shipping in August, 2013. 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

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THE SIDEKICK #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH

story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

art / cover A TOM MANDRAKE & BRIAN MILLER

cover B CHARLIE ADLARD

AUGUST 14

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

WITNESS A MODERN HERO’S FALL FROM GRACE!

The Cowl and Flyboy: renowned superhero and sidekick despite dopey names. They were famous, popular, and happy until the Cowl’s assassination. Now, no one takes Flyboy seriously. Follow his trajectory from barely tolerated hero to figure of ridicule, and witness his slow descent into madness, darkness and crime.


CHEW #36

story JOHN LAYMAN

art / cover ROB GUILLORY

AUGUST 14

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

CHEW #36 is CHEW #29½ . Did that just blow your mind?


CHEW, VOL. 7: BAD APPLES TP

story JOHN LAYMAN

art / cover ROB GUILLORY

AUGUST 21

128 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

Presenting a new storyline of the New York Times Best Selling, Harvey and multiple Eisner Award-winner series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals, and clairvoyants.

Tony Chu – the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from what he eats – is back in action, just in time to face a cult of egg-worshipping terrorists who’ve declared holy war on the chicken-eaters of the world.

Collects CHEW # 31-35.


NOWHERE MEN #7

story ERIC STEPHENSON

art NATE BELLEGARDE, EMI LENOX & JORDIE BELLAIRE

cover NATE BELLEGARDE & FONOGRAFIKS

AUGUST 28

32 PAGES / COLOR / T+

$2.99

Meet Monica Strange.


SAGA #13

story BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

art / cover  FIONA STAPLES   

AUGUST 14

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

THE SMASH-HIT, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SERIES RETURNS!  

Now that you’ve read the first two bestselling collections of SAGA, you’re all caught up and ready to jump on the ongoing train with Chapter Thirteen, beginning an all-new monthly sci-fi/fantasy adventure, as Hazel and her parents head to the planet Quietus in search of cult romance novelist D. Oswald Heist.  


SECRET #3 (RES)

story JONATHAN HICKMAN

art RYAN BODENHEIM & MICHAEL GARLAND

AUGUST 7

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$3.50

“THE SYSTEM”

Things begin to unravel as we learn the identity of who Steadfast is working for. Billions and billions of bits of data floating through the air screaming to anyone who will listen: FOLLOW THE MONEY.


SKULLKICKERS #24

story RON MARZ, ADAM WARREN, TODD DEZAGO, JIM ZUB

art LEE MODER, TOM RANEY, STJEPAN SEJIC, EDWIN HUANG

cover EDWIN HUANG & JIM ZUB

AUGUST 14

32 PAGES / FC / T

$3.50

BEFORE SKULLKICKERS

A return to our classic legacy numbering just in time for a new set of Tavern Tales! Four short stories by top flight talent detailing the earlier adventures of our heroes.


BURN THE ORPHANAGE: BORN TO LOSE #1 (of 3)

story DANIEL FREEDMAN & SINA GRACE

art / cover SINA GRACE

JULY 3

40 PAGES / FC / T+ TEEN PLUS

$3.99

A young orphan named Rock was left for dead, now he’s out for revenge! With partners Lex and Bear by his side, our hero will find out who burned his home and family to the ground. If that means taking on every goon, punk, and topless stripper ninja in the city… then so be it.

PART ONE OF THE BORN TO LOSE TRILOGY!


RAVINE, VOL. 2 TP

story RON MARZ & STJEPAN SEJIC

art / cover STJEPAN SEJIC

AUGUST 21

160 PAGES / FC / T+

$14.99

THE HIT FANTASY EPIC CONTINUES!

The balance of power in the kingdom of Palladia is threatened, as schemers plot to overthrow the rightful king. Amid this turmoil, a sorcerer named Stein Phais and a dragon rider named Lynn de Luctes are Wanderers, blessed with great power and destinies that can shape the fate of nations. How long will it be before they are drawn into the conflict?


BOMB QUEEN DELUXE, VOL. 3 HC

story, art& cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

AUGUST 7

248 PAGES/FC/M+

$24.99

BOMB QUEEN Volumes 5 and 6 completely re-mastered into a beautiful deluxe over-sized edition that will sit proudly on any pervert’s…er, we mean collector’s shelf! Featuring cameos by ShadowHawk, Youngblood, even President Obama! 


EAST OF WEST, VOL . 1: THE PROMISE TP

story JONATHAN HICKMAN

art / cover NICK DRAGOTTA

AUGUST 28

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$9.99

This is the world. It is not the one we wanted, but it is the one we deserved. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam the Earth, signaling the End Times for humanity, and our best hope for life, lies in DEATH. 

Collects EAST OF WEST #1 – #5.


FRANK CHO: WOMEN BOOK 2 TP

story FRANK CHO

art / cover  FRANK CHO

AUGUST 7

80 PAGES / FC / M

$14.99

NOW AVAILABLE IN SOFTCOVER

Highlighting the latest covers, pin-ups, illustrations, paintings and sketches by internationally renowned and Emmy Award-winning master artist FRANK CHO. This book contains images of women in various states of undress and in full cheesecake glory.


HIP FLASK: UNNATURAL SELECTION 10th ANNIVERSARY ELEPHANTMEN EDITION HC

story RICHARD STARKINGS, LADRÖNN & JOE CASEY

art / cover: LADRÖNN

Featuring the art of Eisner award winner LADRÖNN, the long out of print HIP FLASK: UNNATURAL SELECTION HC collects the remastered and expanded “widescreen'” art and story from HIP FLASK: UNNATURAL SELECTION as well as pages and covers from HIP FLASK: ELEPHANTMEN.


INVINCIBLE COMPENDIUM, VOL. 2 TP

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art RYAN OTTLEY, CORY WALKER & CLIFF RATHBURN

cover RYAN OTTLEY & JOHN RAUCH

AUGUST

1024 PAGES/ FC/ T+

$64.99

It’s here: the second massive paperback collection of the greatest superhero comic in the universe! Witness Invincible’s transition from new kid on the block to established superhero!

Collects INVINCIBLE #48-96.


THE LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE, VOL 2

story JUSTIN JORDAN

art & cover TRADD MOORE

AUGUST 14

144 PAGES / FC / M

$17.99

For five years, Luther Strode has been the legend terrifying criminals. But now the criminals have struck back, and the hunt for Luther Strode is on. Can Luther survive old enemies working with new friends?

Collects THE LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE #1-6


MORNING GLORIES, VOL. 5 TP

story NICK SPENCER

art JOE EISMA

cover RODIN ESQUEJO

AUGUST 28

136 pages/ FC/ T+

$12.99

The Glories are scattered, The Faculty broken, and The Truants on the attack! Collecting the explosive, mind-bending Season 2 premiere event, “Tests.”

Collects MORNING GLORIES #26-29


ONE TRICK RIP-OFF/DEEP-CUTS TP

story PAUL POPE

art / cover  PAUL POPE  

AUGUST 7

288 PAGES / FC / T+ 

$19.99 US

NOW AVAILABLE IN SOFTCOVER!

Young lovers Tubby and Vim want to escape – escape the mistakes they’ve made, the lives they’ve lived, and the dirty city weighing them down. Their plan is simple – all they have to do is rip-off Tubby’s pals, the One Tricks – the toughest street gang in LA. If they pull it off, they’re set for life. If not, their lives won’t matter much anyway.

Included in the “Deep Cuts” section is a bounty of unpublished and rare work POPE did in the ’90s, including the legendary “Supertrouble” manga, created for Kodansha in Japan.


SPAWN: ORIGINS, BOOK 9 HC

story TODD MCFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN

art ANGEL MEDINA

cover CLAYTON CRAIN

AUGUST 14

384 PAGES / FC / T+

$29.99

Relive the excitement of this groundbreaking series – collected as oversized hardcover complete with cover galleries, behind-the-scenes art, classic quotes and a wraparound cover by CLAYTON CRAIN.

Collects SPAWN #101-112


TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH, VOL. 1 TP

story KEN KRISTENSEN

art / cover M.K. PERKER

AUGUST 7

## PAGES / FC / T+

$9.99

This critically acclaimed hit series (now ongoing!) brings its first story arc to trade paperback format. Follow the misadventures of the Belluomo family and their infectiously optimistic paper-bag-wearing son. Irreverent and politically incorrect, TODD tickles every taboo in one wild ride filled with ax murderers, cults, celebrity stalkers, and a neo-Nazi prison gang.

Collects TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH #1-4



NOWHERE MEN “WORLD CORP TEST DIVISON” T-SHIRT

Men’s and women’s sizes

$19.99 S-XL

$22.99 XXL

Black and Grey

AUGUST 14

Perfect for whiling away your work hours at your favorite undisclosed location


THE WALKING DEAD “MICHONNE & CARL” T-SHIRT

Men’s and women’s sizes

$19.99 S-XL

$22.99 XXL

AUGUST 14

Michonne and Carl are ready to lay waste to a group of zombies in this brand new shirt, with art by CHARLIE ADLARD.





APHRODITE IX #4

story MATT HAWKINS

art STJEPAN SEJIC

cover A STJEPAN SEJIC

cover B DAVID FINCH

cover C ERIC BASALDUA

cover D TREVOR HAIRSINE

AUGUST 14

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

“DEADLY LIAISONS”

Everything changes as Aphrodite IX discovers the truth about herself and how her handler Burch has been manipulating her.


BEDLAM #10

story NICK SPENCER

art RYAN BROWNE

cover FRAZER IRVING

AUGUST 14

32 PAGES / FC / M

$3.50

“Falling.”


BLACKACRE #9

story DUFFY BOUDREAU

art WENDELL CAVALCANTI & ANTONIO FABELA

cover BRIAN CHURILLA

AUGUST 7

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

A high-risk ploy has landed a pair of assassins deep in the heart of enemy territory. And now they’re closing in on the target. But how much longer will their cover – and their luck - hold?


THE BOUNCE #4

story JOE CASEY

art / cover DAVID MESSINA

AUGUST 21

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

The Bounce is confronted with a classic superhero dilemma: Is the Horror an enemy… or a kindred spirit? Meanwhile, Jasper Jenkins is confronted with a classic relationship dilemma: Is his potential girlfriend smarter than he is? All this, and THE VAMP, too!


CHIN MUSIC #5

story STEVE NILES

art / cover  TONY HARRIS

AUGUST 14

22 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

Shaw’s enemies are invading Chicago, using the dead as their passageway. It’s going to get messy, but it’s time for Shaw to confront those who stripped him and cast him powerless to earth. 


CLONE #10

story DAVID SCHULNER, AARON GINSBURG & WADE MCINTYRE

art / cover JUAN JOSE RYP & FELIX SERRANO

AUGUST 21

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

“If you come for us, we’ll tell the world what you did.”


CYBER FORCE #7

story MARC SILVESTRI

art MARCO TURINI & STJEPAN SEJIC

cover MARC SILVESTRI

AUGUST 21

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

“KILLJOY RETURNS!” Part Two

Killjoy has been released. But who should fear her most? The newly reformed Cyber Force, or her creators?


A DISTANT SOIL #42

story / art / cover COLLEEN DORAN

AUGUST 28

32 PAGES/BW/T

$3.50

THE FINAL CHAPTER OF A DISTANT SOIL CONTINUES

The resistance dissolves into warring factions intent on seizing power. And the on that gets hold of Liana is determined to destroy the tradition of Avatar rule.


THE DREAM MERCHANT #4 (of 6)

story NATHAN EDMONDSON

art / cover KONSTANTIN NOVOSADOV

AUGUST 14

32 PAGES / FC / T

$3.50

The vision of the impossible becomes real, and only Winslow is awake to stop it.


FATALE #17

story ED BRUBAKER

art SEAN PHILLIPS & BETTIE BREITWEISER

cover SEAN PHILLIPS

AUGUST 7

32 PGS / FC / M

$3.50

The Bishop disappeared in Los Angeles in the late ’70s, in a fiery scream, but he’s never really been gone, and now he’s finally got Jo’s scent again.

And remember each issue of FATALE contains extra content, articles and artwork that are not available anywhere but the printed single issues.


GHOSTED #2

story JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

art GORAN SUDZUKA & MIROSLAV MRVA

cover SEAN PHILLIPS

AUGUST 14

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

The Trask Mansion has a bloody history of death and dismemberment. Jackson T. Winters’ #1 rule to survive it: Get out before the sun goes down. But how can his team of paranormal experts steal a ghost without breaking a few rules?


GREAT PACIFIC #9

story JOE HARRIS

art / cover  MARTÍN MORAZZO

AUGUST 7

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

“NATION BUILDING,” Part Three

Founding New Texas was hard enough. But if Chas Worthington is to gain international support for his young country, it willl take all the allies he can gather…


INVINCIBLE #106

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover RYAN OTTLEY & JOHN RAUCH

AUGUST 21

32 PAGES / FC / T+4

$2.99

Who’s stronger?


INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #5

story PHIL HESTER

art/ cover TODD NAUCK & GABE ELTAEB

AUGUST 7

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

As the UN gathers to enforce the Dinosaurus Protocols, Cecil is pushed to the limit. Just who are those unsanctioned agents infiltrating North Korea?


JUPITER’S LEGACY #3

story MARK MILLAR

art / cover FRANK QUITELY

AUGUST 28

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

The heroes conspire to overthrow The Utopian, discontent rumbling in the bars and the clubs where the superheroes get wasted and complain how much he’s been holding them all back with his old-fashioned ideas of power and responsibility. There’s a new world out there if they will only grasp it. But what is his daughter’s secret and how will it change things forever for their family?


LAZARUS #3

story GREG RUCKA

art/cover MICHAEL LARK

AUGUST 21

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

“FAMILY,” Part Three

Forever, now a “guest” of Family Morray in Mexico, shares a message and ultimatum, and gets to know her opposite number, the Morray Lazarus, Joacquim. In Los Angeles, the Twins continue their plot against their father, using Forever as their pawn.



MICE TEMPLAR IV: LEGEND #6

story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING

art VICTOR SANTOS

cover A MICHAEL AVON OEMING

cover B SKOTTIE YOUNG

AUGUST 21

32 PAGES / FC / T

$2.99

“THE HISTORY LESSON”

Youthful insurrection grows in the capital. Lady Lorelie makes a desperate bid against the insane “Queen” Alexis to reclaim King Icarus as her own.


MIND THE GAP #14

story JIM McCANN

art RODIN ESQUEJO & DAN McDAID

cover A RODIN ESQUEJO

cover B DAN McDAID

AUGUST 14

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

“R.I. PETERSSEN,” Part Two

THE RACE TO KILL ELLE PETERSSEN continues! The origins of Jairus and the Peterssens’ involvement are revealed at last. Elle makes a possible final contact with “Team Hoodie” giving them her last request!


MINIATURE JESUS #5 (of 5)

story / art / cover TED McKEEVER

AUGUST 21

24 PAGES / BW / M

$3.99

GOLDEN-AGE FORMAT

MINISERIES CONCLUSION

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A recovering alcoholic, an 8″ tall Jesus, a mummified cat and Satan walk into a bar . . . No? Then check out the final issue of this exceptionally unorthodox series and see how the punchline might not be what you’d expect.


MORNING GLORIES #30

story NICK SPENCER

art JOE EISMA

cover RODIN ESQUEJO

AUGUST 28

32 PAGES / FC / M

$3.50

“Smaller Rebellions.”


PETER PANZERFAUST #13

story KURTIS J. WIEBE

art / cover TYLER JENKINS

AUGUST 14

32 PAGES / FC / T 

$3.50

“CRY OF THE WOLF,” Part Three

With the French military liaison’s life in jeopardy, Felix and Jacques race against time to extract their one connection to the great war before the Germans remove him from the equation. 


PROPHET #40

story BRANDON GRAHAM & SIMON ROY

art SIMON ROY & GIANNIS MILONOGIANNIS

cover FAREL DALRYMPLE

AUGUST 21

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$3.99

Old man Prophet goes looking for ancient heroes in hopes of tracking down the missing Badrock. 


REVIVAL #13

story TIM SEELEY

art MIKE NORTON w/ ART BALTAZAR

cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG

AUGUST 21

32 PAGES / FC / MR

$2.99

The citizens of the quarantine know true fear as Valentine’s Day arrives with its dark herald, KARAOKE TRIPLE DATE NIGHT.


SATELLITE SAM #2

story MATT FRACTION

art / cover  HOWARD CHAYKIN

AUGUST 7

32 PAGES / BW / M

$3.50

SEX • DEATH • LIVE TV!

NEW YORK CITY, 1951: Mike buries his father and Ginsburg buries the lede making his sales pitch. Will TV be an East Coast or West Coast medium? And in a pile of filthy photographs Mike finds one image that is really and truly shocking.


SAVAGE DRAGON #191

story / art / cover ERIK LARSEN

AUGUST 21

32 PAGES / FC / M

$3.99

“JAILBREAK!”

As hundreds of inmates riot in an effort to escape from Stronghold Penitentiary, Dragon faces the deadly Dread Knight! The countdown to the biggest and most significant change for SAVAGE DRAGON ever continues!


SEX #6

story JOE CASEY

art / cover PIOTR KOWALSKI

AUGUST 28

32 PAGES/FC/M

$2.99

What is the Saturnalia?! Simon Cooke’s lawyer wants to know – and he’ll do anything to find out! And we do mean ANYTHING. Also this issue: the unfortunate consequences of hi-tech super-villainy. And you knew we’d eventually ask: Do SEX and politics mix?


SHELTERED #2

story ED BRISSON

art / cover  JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS 

AUGUST 7

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

With their parents’ blood on their hands, the youth of Safe Haven begin to splinter as doubt is cast on Lucas’s leadership. New arrival Victoria finds that escaping from a compound built to keep others out is near-impossible.


SPAWN #234

story TODD MCFARLANE

art SZYMON KUDRANSKI

cover TODD MCFARLANE

AUGUST 7

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

The violent, soul-shattering struggle between Jim Downing and the increasingly powerful K7-Leetha threatens to overwhelm the world’s new savior. Whoever wins – Jim or the symbiote – will change the world.


SUPER DINOSAUR #23

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art JASON HOWARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

cover JASON HOWARD

AUGUST 28

32 PAGES / FC / E

$2.99

Super Dinosaur has fallen! Derek Dynamo must save the day on his own!


TEN GRAND #4

story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

art / cover BEN TEMPLESMITH

AUGUST 7

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

Joe Fitzgerald has been to heaven many times…or at least someplace that looks a lot like heaven if you didn’t know any better. But now he’s going somewhere he’s never been before: into Hell itself, in pursuit of the woman he loves. What he finds there will change his life forever.


THIEF OF THIEVES #17

story ANDY DIGGLE & ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & FELIX SERRANO

AUGUST 28

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

Caravaggio. Picasso. Van Gogh. It’s time for these legends to get acquainted with a real master: Redmond. But is even he daring enough to steal from the Mafia?


THINK TANK #9

story MATT HAWKINS

art RAHSAN EKEDAL

cover RAHSAN EKEDAL

AUGUST 7

32 PAGES / BW / T+

$3.99

“FIELD TEST,” Part One

Dr. David Loren used to worry about the deadly consequences of his creations from the safety of his laboratory… but now he’s been deployed to Taiwan to oversee a field test gone awry. Will having the mysterious SEAL Team 6 as his bodyguards be enough to ensure that David returns home alive.


THE WALKING DEAD #113

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

AUGUST 14

32 PAGES / BW / M

$2.99

They march to certain doom.


WITCHBLADE #169

story TIM SEELEY

art DIEGO BERNARD

cover A JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

cover B DIEGO BERNARD

AUGUST 14

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

“ABSOLUTE CORRUPTION,” Conclusion

Sara has faced ultimate evil embodied within a bubbly twenty-something, an ex-convict who deals in black magic, and a boyfriend who keeps a supernatural, artifact-eating mystic in his basement. She has managed to thwart each threat separately, but when they converge, can she put up enough of a fight to save her adopted hometown?