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Image Comics’ May 2014 Solicitations: “MPH,” “Rise of the Magi,” “Chew/Revival” & More

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Image Comics has released solicitation information and images for new books and products shipping in May 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

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MPH #1 (of 5)

story: MARK MILLAR

art / cover A: DUNCAN FEGREDO

colors: PETER DOHERTY

cover B: JOCK

Team Variant Covers: DUNCAN FEGREDO

Blank Cover Variant

MAY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

The all-new Millarworld Universe kicks into high gear with the launch of Millar and Fegredo’s fast and furious miniseries. When a group of hard-luck teens in Motor City stumble upon a street drug called MPH, they gain the power of super speed. Will they use it to save the world? Hell no! Not when there’s dolla, dolla bills to be had, y’all. A high-octane urban adventure, MPH brings you super speed like you’ve never seen before! This launch features a variant cover by Jock, a blank cover variant, and a special series of linked cover variants by Fegredo showcasing the book’s cast.



C.O.W.L. #1

story: KYLE HIGGINS & ALEC SIEGEL

art: ROD REIS

cover: TREVOR MCCARTHY

MAY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Welcome to the “Chicago Organized Workers League” — the world’s first Super-Hero Labor Union! While C.O.W.L. once stood as a beacon of hope against an epidemic of organized crime and an unbeatable “brotherhood” of Super-Villains, the union now faces its fiercest foe yet — a disillusioned public. In targeting the last of the great villains, C.O.W.L. attempts to prove its value to the world and to each other, while staving off villainy from both outside and inside its offices.



MADAME FRANKENSTEIN #1 (of 7)

story: JAMIE S. RICH

art: MEGAN LEVENS

cover A: JOELLE JONES & NICK FILARDI

cover B: CHRISTOPHER MITTEN

MAY 7 / 32 PAGES / BW / T+ / $2.99

In 1932, Vincent Krall sets out to create his perfect woman by reanimating the corpse of the love of his life. He’ll soon discover, however, that man was never meant to peer beyond the veil between life and death. Mixing vintage horror with mythic drama, this new series by writer JAMIE S. RICH (You Have Killed Me) and smashing newcomer MEGAN LEVENS is guaranteed to send chills through even the warmest of hearts.



NAILBITER #1

story: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

art / cover: MIKE HENDERSON

MAY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

JOSHUA WILLIAMSON & MIKE HENDERSON deliver a mystery that mixes Twin Peaks with the horror of Se7en!

Buckaroo, Oregon has given birth to sixteen of the vilest serial killers in the world. An obsessed FBI profiler investigating the town has suddenly gone missing, and now an NSA Agent must work with the notorious serial killer Edward “Nailbiter” Warren to find his friend and solve the mystery of “Where do serial killers come from?”

“If Josh died I wish he’d leave NAILBITER to me in his will so I could say it was my idea.” — Scott Snyder (SEVERED, Batman, American Vampire)



RISE OF THE MAGI #1

story / cover A: MARC SILVESTRI

art / cover C: SUMEYYE KESGIN

cover B: STJEPAN SEJIC

cover D (Retailer Incentive): MARC SILVESTRI

MAY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

A small black sphere contains all the magic that exists past, present, and future. Without it, two worlds would not survive. The sphere has been protected for centuries by a spell that was believed unbreakable. Asa Stonethrow, a common man in the world of magic, discovers the spell has been breached and a small chip of the black sphere has been stolen!




BURN THE ORPHANAGE: REIGN OF TERROR #1 (of 5)

story: DANIEL FREEDMAN & SINA GRACE

art: SINA GRACE

cover A: SINA GRACE & SHAUN STEVEN STRUBLE

cover B: ANDY BELANGER

MAY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

The blow-up hit series from 2013 is back with an all-new, all-monthly series! Rock returns home to find his city under siege, and you won’t believe who’s behind the mayhem!



BURN THE ORPHANAGE, VOL. 1: BORN TO LOSE TP

story: DANIEL FREEDMAN & SINA GRACE

art / cover: SINA GRACE

MAY 7 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $12.99

Collects BURN THE ORPHANAGE: BORN TO LOSE #1-3

Collecting the critically acclaimed trilogy that kicks off a love letter to the games of yesteryear, BORN TO LOSE chronicles orphan Rock’s journey as he fights his way through the mean streets for revenge. This collected edition includes pages of never-before-seen art and loads of extras!




CHEW/REVIVAL #1

story: JOHN LAYMAN & TIM SEELEY

art: ROB GUILLORY & MIKE NORTON

Flip Covers: ROB GUILLORY & JENNY FRISON

MAY 28 / 40 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99

TWO GREAT TASTES THAT TASTE REALLY WEIRD TOGETHER!

Tony Chu heads to Wisconsin in two all-new original tales by the creative teams of both critically acclaimed titles! A great jumping-on point for readers who’ve heard how damn good these titles are on their own, and a twisted delight for those already in the know!



PROPHET STRIKEFILE #1

story / art: BRANDON GRAHAM, SIMON ROY, GIANNIS MILONOGIANNIS, & MORE

cover: JOSEPH BERGIN III

MAY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

A who’s who of the Prophet universe with a comic history of the Earth Empire and bio sheets — pulled from the deepest corners of the known universe — of space gods, aliens, and the distant worlds that contain them.



TALES FROM THE CON: YEAR ONE

story: BRAD GUIGAR

art / cover : CHRIS GIARRUSSO

MAY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $3.50

Collects the first year of TALES FROM THE CON along with bonus material

If you’ve been to a comic convention, you’ll recognize the scenes in TALES FROM THE CON, the irreverent webcomic that has appeared on the Emerald City Comicon website since 2012.

Written by Eisner-nominee BRAD GUIGAR (HOW TO MAKE WEBCOMICS, Evil Inc.) and illustrated by CHRIS GIARRUSSO (G-MAN, Mini Marvels), TALES FROM THE CON is an uproarious take on the world of comic books and conventions. Fanboys, fangirls, cosplayers, retailers, volunteers, and pros repeatedly collide on the convention floor (and beyond) to prove that comic conventions are one part festival, two parts group therapy.



FATALE #24

story: ED BRUBAKER

art : SEAN PHILLIPS & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER

cover: SEAN PHILLIPS

MAY 21 / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99

IT ALL ENDS HERE!

The final extra-length issue of FATALE! There’s so much story that we needed a lot more room. Will Josephine’s final secrets be revealed? Will there be much tragedy? Will Brubaker and Phillips fans love all the crazy extras jammed into this special final issue? Yes, yes, and yes.



SAGA #19

story: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

art / cover: FIONA STAPLES

MAY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

SAGA returns! New planet, new adversaries, and a very new direction, all from the same old Hugo Award-winning team.

RETAILER FRIENDS: Thanks to you, our audience keeps growing, as new readers continue to get caught up on trades before jumping to our monthly issues, so please make sure to order enough for your customers, old and new. And thanks again! — Brian & Fiona



THE WALKING DEAD #127

story: ROBERT KIRKMAN

art: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, & CLIFF RATHBURN

cover: CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART

MAY 14 / 56 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99

DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUE FOR ONLY $2.99! In the aftermath of “ALL OUT WAR” we discover…A NEW BEGINNING.



WITCHBLADE #175

story: RON MARZ

art / cover A: LAURA BRAGA

cover B: JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

cover C: MICHAEL TURNER

MAY 7 / 48 PAGES / FC / T+ / $5.99

DOUBLE-SIZED ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!

Starting a new storyline, the team of writer RON MARZ and artist LAURA BRAGA continue their acclaimed run, providing an entry point for new readers, as well as a celebration of all that’s gone before. Also features a second story by MARZ & BRAGA, revealing a previously untold tale of the Witchblade in feudal Japan, as well as other bonus features.



THE ADVENTURES OF APOCALYPSE AL, VOL.1 TP

story: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

art / cover: SID KOTIAN & BILL FARMER

MAY 28 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99

Collects APOCALYPSE AL #1-4

All too often, private investigator Allison Carter is the only one who stands between the rest of us and the end of the world. In her biggest and most dangerous case to date, Apocalypse Al must fight her way through a collection of some of the biggest lunatics this side of the abyss: mad prophets, techno-wizards, cybervoids, dead but still nagging relatives, undead boyfriends, zombie cops, trolls, and machine gun toting imps. See for yourself the horror awaiting her on the other side of the happiest place on Earth…which may also be the very last place on Earth for her and all of us.



BLACK SCIENCE, VOL 1: HOW TO FALL FOREVER TP

story: RICK REMENDER

art / cover: MATTEO SCALERA & DEAN WHITE

MAY 28 / 152 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99

Collects BLACK SCIENCE #1-6

SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE!

Anarchist scientist Grant McKay has done the impossible! Using the Pillar, he has punched a hole through the barriers between dimensions, allowing travel to all possible universes. But now Grant and his team are trapped in the folds of infinity, the Pillar sending them careening through a million universes of unimaginable adventure, sanity-flaying danger and no way home…

Presenting the first mind-warping chapter of the critically acclaimed sci-fi epic by superstar creative team of writer RICK REMENDER (Uncanny Avengers, Captain America) and artist MATTEO SCALERA (Secret Avengers).



DRUMHELLAR, VOL. 1: BADLANDS AND BAD TRIPS TP

story: RILEY ROSSMO & ALEX LINK

art / cover: RILEY ROSSMO

MAY 28 / 136 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

Collects DRUMHELLAR #1-5, plus extras

With his ghostly sidekick Harold, psychedelic detective Drum Hellar will face off against bog men and undead dinosaurs. He’ll approximate a werewolf, improvise a zombie, and try to resurrect a relationship with a girlfriend or two. And, along the way, he’ll do a lot of drugs.



FIVE GHOSTS, VOL. 2 LOST COASTLINES TP

story: FRANK J. BARBIERE

art / cover: CHRIS MOONEYHAM

MAY 14 / 184 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99

Collects FIVE GHOSTS #6-12

The breakout series continues as pulp and literature collide when treasure hunter Fabian journeys to Japan and the mythical ISLAND OF DREAMS.



I KILL GIANTS FIFTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION TP

story: JOE KELLY

art / cover A: J.M. KEN NIIMURA

MAY 7 / 232 PAGES / BW / T / $19.99

Collects I KILL GIANTS #1-7

Celebrating the fifth anniversary of a modern classic, this edition of the Eisner-nominated, International Manga Award-winning miniseries includes interviews with the creators, design art, covers, and more.



INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE, VOL. 2 TP

story: PHIL HESTER

art / cover: TODD NAUCK & GABE ELTAEB

MAY 7 / 144 PAGES / FC / T+ / $12.99

Collects INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #7-12

The greatest heroes of the Invincible Universe take on their greatest threats: Red Eye, the Lizard League, and…marriage?!



MANIFEST DESTINY, VOL. 1 TP

story: CHRIS DINGESS

art / cover: MATTHEW ROBERTS & OWEN GIENI

MAY 14 / 128 PAGES / FC/ T+ / $9.99

Collects MANIFEST DESTINY #1-6

SKYBOUND’S NEWEST SOLD OUT HIT IS AVAILABLE IN TRADE FOR THE FIRST TIME AT A SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE!

In 1804, Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark set out on an expedition to explore the uncharted American frontier. This is the story of the monsters they discovered lurking in the wilds…



TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH, VOL. 2 TP

story: KEN KRISTENSEN

art / cover: M.K. PERKER

MAY 7 / 104 PAGES / FC / T+ / $12.99

Collects TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH #5-8

The politically incorrect comedy that Ain’t It Cool says “clubs the baby seal of life.” Its second hilarious story arc is now in trade paperback format!

After uncovering a satanic cult run by Charlie Rose at PBS, Peggy gets kidnapped, Gus goes on the lam, and Todd warms up to the wrong people…in Hell.



UMBRAL, VOL. 1: OUT OF THE SHADOWS TP

story: ANTONY JOHNSTON

art / cover: CHRISTOPHER MITTEN

MAY 28 / 168 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99

Collects UMBRAL #1-6

AN INCREDIBLE NEW DARK FANTASY STARTS HERE!

SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE!

The young thief called Rascal witnesses the horrific and brutal murder of the royal family — now the world’s dark legends will be relived, and only Rascal even knows it’s happening! Master world builders ANTONY JOHNSTON (Wasteland, Daredevil) and CHRISTOPHER MITTEN (Wasteland, Criminal Macabre) bring you a new fantasy world rich in mythology, history, and blood!




68: RULE OF WAR #2 (OF 4)

story: MARK KIDWELL

art / cover B: JEFF ZORNOW & JAY FOTOS

cover A: NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

MAY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / $3.99

In the blood-soaked jungles of Cambodia, CIA Agent Declan Rule follows his son’s murderer straight into a living hell populated by the hard-wired and weaponized dead. In the skies over Vietnam a plane filled with desperate survivors sputters and coughs, burning its last drops of fuel. And deep in the Southeast Asian rainforest, a human monster hides his face behind a mask of atrocity to raise an army of the damned.



ALEX + ADA #6

story: JONATHAN LUNA & SARAH VAUGHN

art / cover: JONATHAN LUNA

MAY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Ada now sees the world through different eyes, but life has become more complicated for her and Alex.



APHRODITE IX #11

story: MATT HAWKINS

art / cover: STJEPAN SEJIC

MAY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

SERIES FINALE!

One of the two established City States, Speros or Genesis, is completely annihilated. Death, death, and more death!



ARTIFACTS #37

story: DAN WICKLINE

art / cover: -ROM-

MAY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

When someone uses math to access an ancient and evil power, it’s up to Tilly Grimes to find the answer to stopping them. But even with Tom Judge and the Rapture on her side, this may be too big a problem for the Numeromancer to solve.



CLONE #16

story: DAVID SCHULNER, AARON GINSBURG, & WADE MCINTYRE

art / cover: JUAN JOSE RYP & ANDY TROY

MAY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Luke Taylor’s mission to uncover the truth behind the Clone program has only lead to the death of his friends. Who will be the next to die in his name?



CYBER FORCE #12

story: MARC SILVESTRI

art / cover: KHOI PHAM

MAY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

Stryker learns a terrible truth about his origins as he and the newly formed Cyber Force team deal with the aftermath of Killjoy. The world has caught a glimpse of reality, but how will it react? Has this reaction been part of The Chairwoman’s plan all along? Find out how this all leads to a bold new direction in CYBER FORCE #12!



DEAD BODY ROAD #6 (of 6)

story: JUSTIN JORDAN

art / cover: MATTEO SCALERA & MORENO DINISIO

MAY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

There’s a man digging a hole in the desert. Let’s see just how many bodies will fit. Orson Gage’s bloody revenge saga ends here.



DEADLY CLASS #5

story: RICK REMENDER

art / cover: WESLEY CRAIG & LEE LOUGHRIDGE

MAY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

In the throes of a horrible acid trip, Marcus’s grip on reality slips, casting him into the depths of his own past. A past filled with blood and ash. What dark secrets is he hiding? And will he have time to face them before one of the killers out for his blood puts a knife in his heart?



DREAM POLICE #2

story: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

art / cover A: SID KOTIAN & BILL FARMER

cover B: ANNA DITTMAN

MAY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Dream Police Lieutenants Joe Thursday and Katie Black have always been partners. At least, that’s what they both remember. But if that’s true, why does Joe keep having recurring visions of a partner he never had? Is it just his imagination? With the Dreamscape constantly on the verge of destruction, what difference can one man’s memory really make? The answer may be more important than any of them can guess.



ELEPHANTMEN #58

story: RICHARD STARKINGS

art: AXEL MEDELLIN

cover: BOO COOK

MAY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Sahara is ready to give birth to Obadiah Horn’s baby.



THE FIELD #2 (of 4)

story: ED BRISSON

art / cover: SIMON ROY

MAY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

The Smoke Eaters are in hot pursuit of Christian and our still-nameless hero. Secrets will be revealed! Friends will be betrayed! A man’s face will be turned into hamburger!



FIVE WEAPONS #10

story / art / cover: JIMMIE ROBINSON

MAY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

“BACK TO CLASS,” Part Five

This is it! Enrique races against time to save the school nurse as he battles against Tyler’s final plot, but an unexpected twist unleashes a new enemy who could destroy the school of Five Weapons and bring the world of assassins to an end.



THE FUSE #4

story: ANTONY JOHNSTON

art / cover: JUSTIN GREENWOOD

MAY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“THE RUSSIA SHIFT,” Part Four

The bodies are starting to pile up. None of this case makes a lick of damn sense. Klem has a mysterious lunch date, and Ralph is starting to get ideas…ideas that will kill him faster than you can say, “On your knees, cop.”



GHOSTED #10

story: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

art: DAVIDE GIANFELICE & MIROSLAV MRVA

cover: MATTEO SCALERA

MAY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Jackson was only expecting to steal a ghost from a cult. Instead, he found so much more! The second arc ends here!



GREAT PACIFIC #16

story: JOE HARRIS

art / cover A: MARTÍN MORAZZO

cover B: C.P. WILSON III

MAY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

“BIG GAME HUNTERS,” Part Two

Baston has decimated Little Chief’s forces and sent them fleeing into the plastic wastes of the Great Pacific Gyre. But when this big game hunter turns his sights on New Texas next, Chas finds himself with few allies and fewer options.



INVINCIBLE #112

story: ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover: RYAN OTTLEY & JOHN RAUCH

MAY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Robot continues his quest to take over the world, traveling down a blood-drenched path littered with fallen friends.



THE MERCENARY SEA #4

story: KEL SYMONS

art / cover A: MATHEW REYNOLDS

MAY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

“MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN”

Stranded in a Chinese fishing village, Jack and company must rescue the British spy “Top Hat,” who’s been captured by Japanese soldiers.



MICE TEMPLAR IV: LEGEND #10

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

art: VICTOR SANTOS & SERENA GUERRA

cover A: MICHAEL AVON OEMING

cover B: VICTOR SANTOS & CHANDRA FREE

MAY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

“LIKE A TORCH TO THE KINDLING”

Pilot the Tall invokes Death Magic to discover the truth behind Karic’s destiny and what he discovers promises doom to all who follow the noble young mouse. Meanwhile, Karic and Cassius return to the Field of Ruin — Avalon, where the Templar fell — and must prove their loyalty to the assembled remnant, as well as their identity to ravenous cats seeking his legend.



MINIMUM WAGE #5

story: BOB FINGERMAN

art / cover: BOB FINGERMAN

MAY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Alone in his new place with nothing but wisecracking radioactive horseshoe crabs, adult gigs, and his own toxic thoughts, Rob plays matchmaker and also embarks on a clandestine courtship with a saucily familiar face in the fifth chapter of BOB FINGERMAN’s so-real-it-hurts series.



MORNING GLORIES #41

story: NICK SPENCER

art: JOE EISMA

cover: RODIN ESQUEJO

MAY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“Nowhere else to go.”



ONE-HIT WONDER #4 (of 5)

story: FABRICE SAPOLSKY

art: STEPHEN THOMPSON

cover: ARIEL OLIVETTI

MAY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

THE F***ING MOST IMPORTANT COMIC BOOK ISSUE OF THE YEAR.

Hands down. Not kidding. Yeah. Just that. Word! Richie Reese’s world has been turned upside-down and you’ll finally know why. Truths. Schemes. Betrayals. Bullets. Burials. Plus…the birth of the “Nine-tural Born Killers.”



PETER PANZERFAUST #20

story: KURTIS J. WIEBE

art / covers: TYLER JENKINS

MAY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

“THE HUNT,” Part Five

When revenge is at the tip of a finger…a finger on a trigger, there’s only one thing that stands in Lily’s way. The fate of the entire French Resistance lies in Lily’s hand and one bullet could change history.



RAT QUEENS #6

story: KURTIS J. WIEBE

art / cover A: ROC UPCHURCH

MAY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“THE FAR REACHING TENTACLES OF N’RYGOTH,” Part One

A brand new booze-soaked arc of Rat Queens reveals a growing menace within the very walls of Palisade. And while Dee may have run from her past, the bloated, blood-feasting sky god N’rygoth never really lets his children stray too far.

FIRST ISSUE OF A NEW STORY ARC! PERFECT JUMP-ON POINT!



REAL HEROES #3

story / art / cover: BRYAN HITCH

MAY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Lost and alone in a world they only knew as fiction, the cast of The Olympians movies are beginning to realize things aren’t easy when fantasy is made reality. The dangers are all too real and it might mean their deaths when Brainchild and Brute come to defeat the world’s greatest heroes.



THE REVENGE #4 (of 4)

story: JONATHAN ROSS

art / cover: IAN CHURCHILL

MAY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

MINISERIES CONCLUSION!

Griffin Franks is finished, done for, as good as dead. At least that’s what his trophy wife Candy believes. But she’s wrong. When Griffin’s beloved dog Lobo dies in his arms, the trigger is pulled — “If you wrong us, shall we not revenge?” You bet your ass he will…after all, he IS The Revenger.



SATELLITE SAM #9

story: MATT FRACTION

art / cover: HOWARD CHAYKIN

MAY 7 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99

The clock runs out to save the network from scandal as Michael makes the biggest mistake of his life — and the only friend he has left behind the scenes has to face his father’s killer alone.



SAVAGE DRAGON #197

story / art / cover: ERIK LARSEN

MAY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Malcolm Dragon is transformed into a hideous freak as he faces his greatest menace yet — a deadly virus that turns average people into mindless monsters! Get ready for a whole new Savage Dragon!



SEX #13

story: JOE CASEY

art / cover: PIOTR KOWALSKI

MAY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Year Two begins. Hang onto your c**ks.



SHELTERED #10

story: ED BRISSON

art / cover: JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS

MAY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

In the final issue of the second arc, things take a dark turn for the children of Safe Haven. Not all will survive the issue!



SHUTTER #2

story: JOE KEATINGE

art / cover A: LEILA DEL DUCA

cover B: PIOTR KOWALSKI

MAY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Kate Kristopher has been kidnapped by a robot, a few rat kids in cute outfits and a bunch of ninja ghosts. Luckily the NYPD pursues them in their flying saucers. Everything goes horribly wrong. Death happens.



SIDEKICK #7

story: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

art / cover A: TOM MANDRAKE & HIFI

cover B: ALINA URUSOV

MAY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Flyboy has learned the truth: his former partner and mentor The Red Cowl faked his death…a discovery that has shattered Barry Chase all the way down to his soul. Allied now with Julia Moonglow, he seeks revenge on the man who he revered and deserted him. But before he can pursue vengeance, he has to get past a new hero in town, sent to reel him in for his recent dangerous behavior. How far will Flyboy go to get past this obstacle…and will he ever be the same afterward?



SKULLKICKERS #27

story: JIM ZUB

art: EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS

cover: JAMES GHIO

MAY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

“A DOZEN COUSINS AND A CRUMPLED CROWN,” Part Three

Not a new #1 — not a reboot — not a paradigm-shifting crossover event… and yet, still totally worth picking up and reading, we promise!

“SKULLKICKERS is one of the smartest comics out there.” — Newsarama



SOUTHERN BASTARDS #2

story: JASON AARON

art / cover: JASON LATOUR

MAY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

It’s Friday night in Craw County, Alabama. Which means Coach Euless Boss is walking the sidelines like a god. And somebody is fixin’ to die.



SOVEREIGN #3

story: CHRIS ROBERSON

art / cover: PAUL MAYBURY

MAY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

The paths of the travelers finally converge in the court of the late emperor, as his sons already vie for the empty throne. But when the unburied dead begin to rise, animated by intelligences from beyond space and time, there are more pressing matters to consider…



SPAWN #243

story / cover: TODD MCFARLANE

art: SZYMON KUDRANSKI

MAY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Sara is in great danger after mysteriously disappearing, and Jim frantically searches for the person responsible. Not knowing where to point the finger and with time running out, Jim seeks out the one individual who may have answers…but it may be too late.




STARLIGHT #3

story: MARK MILLAR

art / cover A: GORAN PARLOV

cover B: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

MAY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Duke and his young companion begin their first adventure together! To the people of Tantalus, Duke is a hero and savior. Now, he’s their last chance to vanquish the new menace that has invaded the peace-loving world he left behind. But four decades have passed: Duke’s not the young man he once was, and the enemy he faces is more powerful than anything he faced in the good old days. The stakes are raised, and the weight of Duke’s own conscience might be his heaviest burden yet!



STRAY BULLETS: KILLERS #3

story / art / cover: DAVID LAPHAM

MAY 14 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50

For fifty-five years Paul has lived the life of a dead man, crushed by the weight of routine and responsibility, of sacrifice to his supposed LOVED ONES. Other people seem so alive, so…happy. Paul’s seen them, and he wants to be one of them. Today, in his fifty-fifth year, Paul is going to stop living in fear. He’s going to throw off the yoke of his oppressors. He’s going to do the things he’s always wanted to do before life slips him by. But first Paul’s going to craft a plan. A cunning plan to hurt and kill his enemies…



TALES OF HONOR #3

story: MATT HAWKINS

art / cover A: SANG-IL JEONG

cover B: STEJPAN SEJIC

MAY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

THE HONORVERSE EXPANDS TO COMICS!

Based on the best-selling military science fiction novels by David Weber, this original comic book series continues the story of Honor Harrington as she investigates the threat to Basilisk Station by the Republic of Haven.



TEN GRAND #11

story: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

art / cover: C.P. SMITH

MAY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

What began with a simple assignment has turned into a war for the very throne of Heaven itself, with Joe Fitzgerald caught between two massive armies of Light and Dark. It all comes down to one decision, one moment, and based on what he decides the universe itself may come apart at the seams. Will Joe go all the way for love? Or will he save the world but lose his soul?



THIEF OF THIEVES #21

story: ANDY DIGGLE

art / cover: SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & ADRIANO LUCAS

MAY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

The first casualties on a new crime war mount up. Plus, learn just why they call him “Lola”…



UNDERTOW #4 (of 6)

story: STEVE ORLANDO

art / cover A: ARTYOM TRAKHANOV

cover B: JAKE WYATT

MAY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Anshargal and Ukinnu Alal dine with a cannibal god, but it’s more than Kingu can stomach. Zikia’s rescue team is closing in, and so are the deadliest killers ever indoctrinated by Atlantis.

The secret origin of the Atlantean missing link as the exploration action roars on!



A VOICE IN THE DARK #7

story / art / cover: LARIME TAYLOR

MAY 21 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99

“KILLING GAME,” Part Five

It’s all been building to this. Zoey’s on the verge of killing again — her second and third victims — but even the perfect crime can go awry



ZERO #8

story: ALES KOT

art: JORGE COELHO & JORDIE BELLAIRE

cover: JORGE COELHO & TOM MULLER

MAY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

The Mexico event sets off a brutal change. Cooke is hunted. The killers are prepared. Zero approaches.