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Image Comics Solicitations for May, 2010

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Image Comics has released solicitation information and images for new books and products shipping in May, 2010. 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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SAM & TWITCH: THE WRITER #1 (of 4)

story LUCA BLENGINO

art LUCA ERBETTA & FABIO BONO

colors FILIPPO RIZZU

cover LUCA ERBETTA

MAY 12

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

NEW CRIME FICTION MINI-SERIES SHIPPING BI-WEEKLY!

A top-notch creative team from Italy spins a hard-boiled crime fiction tale from the boroughs of NYC!

PART ONE: “INCIPIT IN MEDIA RES”

In the dead of winter, with a snowstorm looming, a routine homicide investigation has a literary twist. A suspected drug dealer is found dead and naked, with what seems to be part of a larger story written all over his body.

Detectives Sam Burke and Twitch Williams, along with graphologist Charlotte Garland, have to discover the truth, but the case, like the weather, can only get worse…
 


SAM & TWITCH: THE WRITER #2 (of 4)

story LUCA BLENGINO

pencils LUCA ERBETTA & FABIO BONO

colors FILIPPO RIZZU

cover LUCA ERBETTA

MAY 26

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

PART TWO: “BLUE SNOW”

A publishing editor and his lover. A dead prostitute. A butcher who moonlights as a drug dealer. A social worker. A humanitarian. And …

Charlotte Garland, a graphologist, who assists the police. All an eclectic group of people, who have one thing in common – ties to the murderer the press has dubbed, “The Writer.”


HAUNT #8

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art GREG CAPULLO & TODD McFARLANE

cover TODD McFARLANE

MAY 5

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

His brother died, his ghost haunts him, it bonds with him to form the creature known as Haunt – and all this has dragged poor Daniel Kilgore deep into a dark and dangerous world of espionage and intrigue he never even knew existed. Now it appears these events have taken a much greater toll on him than even he realizes.


SPAWN #203

story WILL CARLTON

art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE

cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI

MAY 26

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99  

Jim Downing learns he has a lineage connection to both Clown and Bludd.  This puts him in a coveted group aptly named the Unholy Trinity.


SPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 5 TP

story TODD McFARLANE

art TODD McFARLANE & GREG CAPULLO

cover GREG CAPULLO

MAY 12

160 PAGES / FC

$14.99

Relive Spawn battling legendary foes the Curse and the Redeemer in this new collection of stories from TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO!

SPAWN ORIGINS represents classic Spawn stories in an al-new design and format. PLUS: cover gallieries and behind-the-scenes art! Each volume also features a classic cover re-imagined by master Spawn artist GREG CAPPULLO!



SHADOWHAWK #1

story DAN WICKLINE

art & cover TONE RODRIGUEZ

variant cover ERIK LARSEN

MAY 5

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

“RESURRECTION,” Part One

Fifteen years after his stunning death, Paul Johnstone wears the helmet of ShadowHawk once more. New York, however, is far more dangerous than he remembers, as a new evil grows in the city’s shadows. Before he can deal with the ramifications of being alive again, though, he must first deal with the actions of his past.

PLUS a back-up feature written by STEVE NILES with art by JIM VALENTINO!

SPINNING OUT FROM THE UNIVERSE-SHATTERING EVENTS OF IMAGE UNITED – THE ORIGINAL BACK-BREAKER RETURNS!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK? #1

story ROB ZOMBIE

art & cover DONNY HADIWIDJAJA & VAL STAPLES

MAY 26

32 PAGES / FC

$3.99

ROB ZOMBIE returns with a dark dramedy outlining the fantastic rise and spiraling decent of celebrity.  Being in the right place at the right time isn’t always a good thing, as Baron Von Shock finds out first hand. His sudden rise to fame as a television horror host meets with unexpected results. Baron Von Shock delivers a roller coaster ride of emotion that only ROB ZOMBIE can deliver.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #25

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art JASON HOWARD

cover JASON HOWARD & FCO PLASCENCIA

MAY 26

40 PAGES / FC

$4.99

“LEGACY,” Conclusion

The end is finally here. The elder’s plan is revealed! Zechariah’s final fate is decided! Wolf-Man’s astounding adventure is coming to a close. Every moment from the beginning of the series to now has been leading to this. Don’t miss this special oversized series-ending extravaganza!


COWBOY NINJA VIKING #6

story AJ LIEBERMAN

art & cover by RILEY ROSSMO

MAY 26

24 PAGES / FC

$3.99

FIRST ISSUE OF A BRAND NEW ARC!

There are a lot of team books out there.  But there ain’t one like this.  CNV’s back and he’s not alone.  He’s teamed up with Pirate/Gladiator/Oceanographer, Hitman/Navy SEAL/Roadie and his Ex-wife.  Their first mission: Locate a black market nuke.  What could go wrong?  Pretty much everything.  Including an ending you will never see coming… unless you read the last page first–which you shouldn’t.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


IMAGE UNITED #5 (of 6)

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art ERIK LARSEN, ROB LIEFELD, TODD MCFARLANE, WHILCE PORTACIO, MARC SILVESTRI & JIM VALENTINO

covers ERIK LARSEN, ROB LIEFELD, TODD MCFARLANE, WHILCE PORTACIO, MARC SILVESTRI & JIM VALENTINO

MAY 26

32 PAGES / FC

$3.99

THE CROSSOVER EVENT OF THE CENTURY CONTINUES!

Omega Spawn is aware of the forces aligning against him – and is moving to put an end to the united band of heroes who threaten him. Once again on the defensive, our heroes must make a stand. The fate of the entire world is at stake – and at least one of the heroes will not survive the coming battle.


THE SWORD #24

story JOSHUA LUNA

art & cover JONATHAN LUNA 

MAY 12

32 PAGES / FC 

$2.99

THE END IS HERE.

THE SWORD’s highly anticipated finale arrives as Dara Brighton’s epic quest for revenge against the three god-siblings who murdered her family comes to its conclusion. 

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES





TURF #2

story JONATHAN ROSS

art & cover TOMMY LEE EDWARDS

1:20 variant cover by BERNARD CHANG

1: 50 variant cover by DAVID LaFUENTE

1:100 variant sketch cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS

MAY 5

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“ALIENS WITH DIRTY FACES”

The Dragonmir Vampire Clan has all but succeeded in wiping out the the Gangsters who run 1920s New York. Only mobster Eddie Falco stands in their way.  Bloody, bruised and on the run, he finds an unlikely ally in the form of the interplanetary smuggler known as Squeed. But can even the brother from another planet turn the crimson tide?  Hard-boiled pulp action from start to finish!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


GØDLAND CELESTIAL EDITION TWO HC

MAY 19

360 PAGES / FC

$34.99

story JOE CASEY

art & cover TOM SCIOLI

Finally, the wait is over! BOOK TWO in the Eisner Award-nominated CELESTIAL EDITIONS is here!

See how the greatest cosmic superhero epic of our time was taken to even higher levels of surreal splendor! See Commander Adam Archer, Maxim, Basil Cronus, Nickelhead and more in all their oversized glory! Is there any other book that delivers the Savage Sting and the secret of the Infinity Tower? Not in this universe! Where else are you going to see Lucky in all of his glory? Only GØDLAND has the pure, storytelling power to scratch the greatest itch you ever had!

Collects GØDLAND #13-24, plus tons of cosmic-powered extras!

THE CELESTIAL EDITION HARDCOVER IS THE MAXIMUM FORMAT TO EXPERIENCE THE GØDLAND SAGA! BIGGER IS BETTER!


SEA OF RED SLIPCASE COLLECTION

story RICK REMENDER & KIERON DWYER

art KIERON DWYER, SALGOOD SAM & PAUL HARMON

cover PAUL HARMON

MAY 10

$39.99

LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES

CONCEPT

The year is 1533. Deckhand, Marco Esperanza’s shipping vessel is sunk in the dead of night leaving him, the sole survivor, left adrift in the Red Sea. His prayers are answered when a strange ship impossibly cuts through the night fog saving him a watery grave. However, his elation soon turns to horror when he discovers he has been brought aboard the dread pirate ship, The Black Galleon. There is more to Captain Lesser Blackthroat and his evil crew than mere piracy, these men are damned — these men are vampire.

The year is 2004. Since being turned undead by Blackthroat, Marco has spent the past 400 years tied to the bow of a sunken vessel, clinging to unlife in the dark, briny, deep. His confinement at the bottom of the sea ends when film director Joel Cameron’s submarine discovers him while location scouting. Hungry to film a live vampire battle, Cameron agrees to aid Marco in seeking out the eternal monsters responsible his fate that he might have his revenge.

COLLECTS SEA OF RED, VOL. 1-3

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


CHEW #11 

story JOHN LAYMAN

art & cover ROB GUILLORY

MAY 26

32 PAGES / FC 

$2.99

“JUST DESSERTS,” Part One

A few months ago an intact mastodon was discovered encased in a glacier in Siberia. A few weeks ago the lab doing DNA sequencing on the prehistoric creature mysteriously burned to the ground. And a few days ago, Special Agent Tony Chu discovered an exclusive diner’s club of the very, very rich who commit crimes in order to procure the meat of the rare, exotic and extinct. Tonight is their annual dinner. Guess who’s coming to dinner to stop them? 

RETAILER WARNING: NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


CHOKER #4 (of 6)

story BEN McCOOL

art & cover BEN TEMPLESMITH

MAY 19

32 PAGES / FC

$3.99

ISSUE FOUR: BEAST COPS

Teamed with the dirge of Shotgun City’s police force, Johnny Jackson is thrust into confrontation against Hunt Cassidy and his band of killers, their sinister influence having put the city on edge. And when Hunt realizes that a precious possession is missing, the full extent of the madness is revealed…

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


DEAD @ 17: THE WITCH QUEEN #3 (of 4)

story & art JOSH HOWARD

cover by JOSH HOWARD

MAY 12

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Nara attempts to rescue Asia from the clutches of Lilith, but Asia may have other plans. Meanwhile, Purgatory begins to self-destruct as the Time of the End draws near.


ELEPHANTMEN #27

story RICHARD STARKINGS

art MORITAT

cover by JASON HOWARD

MAY 26

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

“QUESTIONABLE THINGS,” Part Four 

There are Crocs loose in an Industrial Slaughterhouse. Flask, Hide and Blackthorne have been assigned to bring them in. Like THAT is going to go well.


FADE TO BLACK #3

story JEFF MARIOTTE

art & cover DANIELE SERRA

MAY 19

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

With Angelique a captive of the cannibal cult, the remaining friends find that they can’t run any longer-they have to take the fight to the cultists! Outnumbered and outgunned, it’s going to be a hard-fought battle.  But they don’t have much choice, considering their alternatives-becoming human sacrifices, or being added to the menu!

WRITTEN BY AWARD-WINNING NOVELIST JEFF MARIOTTE (ZOMBIE COP, COLD BLACK HEARTS), WITH ART BY INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ILLUSTRATOR DANIELE SERRA (PRAY FOR DEATH).


GOD COMPLEX #6

story DANIEL BERMAN

art JOHN BROGLIA

cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING

MAY 12

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Paul goes on bended knee to the gods to beg them for ambrosia, the only thing that may save Sophia from the clutches of death! Meanwhile George and Guan-Yu must retrieve Sophia… from the morgue… before she’s AUTOPSIED.

For those close to Paul, even death is COMPLEX!


GØDLAND #33

story JOE CASEY

art & cover TOM SCIOLI

MAY 19

24 PAGES/FC

$2.99

BOOK THIRTY-THREE: DØGLAND

Sometimes, there are no words… Thank Iboga we’ve got a cover to show! And what a cover! Guess where Commander Adam Archer is going…?

GØDLAND’S TICKING CLOCK IS POUNDING IN THE EARS OF ALL HUMANITY!


THE GREAT UNKNOWN #4 (RES)

story DUNCAN ROULEAU

art & cover DUNCAN ROULEAU

MAY 19

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

Zach comes face to face with the owners of IMIND, the company that has been stealing his thoughts!  When they make a proposal for him to become a partner Zach has to make a decision, does he “fight the power’ or ” join the club” – a choice made even more complicated when he discovers that both answers involve him doing something other than sitting on a couch, eating chips and complaining.


INVINCIBLE #73

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

MAY 19

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

THE VILTRUMITE WAR CONTINUES!

Invincible is stranded on an alien planet, clinging to life, left battered and broken from his battle with Conquest. Nolan and Oliver stay behind to nurse him back to health, but meanwhile, out in space, the war rages on.


KING CITY #10

story BRANDON GRAHAM

art & cover BRANDON GRAHAM

MAY 19

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

The Demon King returns! While its evil casts a dark shadow over King City, Pete has to go deep into an alien brothel to save the green-skinned girl. Earth may not be big enough to contain this high stakes adventure!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


THE LIGHT #2 (of 5) 

story NATHAN EDMONDSON

art & cover BRETT WELDELE 

MAY 12

24 PAGES / FC 

$2.99

“101” 

Coyle and Avery discover just how far the virus has spread when they escape up the Oregon coast. As they encounter other survivors and learn more about the infection, they begin to understand exactly what it will take  to stay safe from THE LIGHT.


THE MICE TEMPLAR: DESTINY #9

story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING

art VICTOR SANTOS

cover MICHAEL GOLDEN

MAY 12

48 PAGES / FC

$4.99

“FEAST OF SAMHAIN,” Part TWO

Destiny, prophecy and free will collide as Karic, too late to save those he loves, challenges the power of the snake god in the very heart of the capital. But is Karic’s fate just as doomed as he aligns himself with an ancient Nathair, the demonic spirits who once ruled the world? The dramatic double-sized finale to “Destiny” defies expectation, and will change the world of the Templar forever. Featuring a preview of Volume Three and a cover by legendary artist MICHAEL GOLDEN!


ORC STAIN #5

story JAMES STOKOE

art & cover JAMES STOKOE

MAY 12

32 PAGES / FC

$3.99

The story of Orc Stain continues, as the agents of the great Orc Tzar finally catch up to One-Eye. Thousands of other one eyed orcs have been gathered to an arena by the mysterious Beard, who is hellbent on finding which of them is the key to unlocking the god organ.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


SAVAGE DRAGON #160

story ERIK LARSEN

art & cover ERIK LARSEN

MAY 5

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

“DRAGON WAR,” Conclusion

The Dragon War comes its brutal, bloody end!


SHUDDERTOWN #3

story NICK SPENCER

art & cover by ADAM GEEN

MAY 26

32 PAGES /FC

$3.50

The mystery of the Shuddertown “Ghost” killings begins to take a brutal toll on Homicide Detective Isaac Hernandez and those he loves. And just as the line between the real and the supernatural begins to blur, in his greatest hour of need– a trusted friend commits a deadly betrayal. Nothing is what it seems in this dark tale of resurrection and revenge.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


THE WALKING DEAD #73

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

MAY 12

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

Living among the safe can make you soft.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES



VELOCITY #1

story RON MARZ

art KENNETH ROCAFORT

cover KENNETH ROCAFORT, CHRISCROSS

MAY 26

32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES

$3.99

The Pilot Season Winner is Back

Carin Taylor is the fastest woman in the world. At least, she’d better be if she wants to save her own life and the lives of her Cyberforce teammates. When a former Cyberdata scientist — and test subject — seeks revenge against the members of Cyberforce, only Velocity can save her friends before the clock literally runs out. Bringing together writer Ron Marz (Witchblade, Angelus) and artist Kenneth Rocafort (Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer) for the first time. Featuring two covers by Rocafort and Chriscross (Captain Marvel).


ANGELUS #5

story RON MARZ

art & cover STJEPAN SEJIC

MAY 19

32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES

$2.99

The ARTIFACTS lead-in series reaches its penultimate issue!

Just as Dani and Finch’s relationship reaches a turning point, Dani must embrace the role of the Angelus once again, finally facing down an enemy who has lurked in the shadows and plotted her doom. Forced to make a choice between her humanity and her life as the Angelus, what will Dani choose?


PILOT SEASON: STELLAR #1 SIGNED EDITION

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art BERNARD CHANG

cover MARC SILVESTRI

32 PAGES / FC / SIGNED EDITION

$19.99

Get this limited edition issue signed by co-creator/cover artist Marc Silvestri and artist Bernard Chang. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.


BROKEN TRINITY: PANDORA’S BOX #4

story ROB LEVIN & BRYAN EDWARD HILL

art ALESSANDRO VITTI

cover TOMMY LEE EDWARDS

MAY 19

32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES

$3.99

The ARTIFACTS lead-in heats up!

The quest to locate and claim Pandora’s Box forces Finn and Glori to face the full depth of Elias’ depravity, while the legacies of the Ember Stone and Glacier Stone draw them into brutal conflict with each other. 

From newcomers Rob Levin (The Darkness: Shadows & Flame) and Bryan Edward Hill (Broken Trinity: Aftermath), and artist Alessandro Vitti (Secret Warriors). Featuring covers by Tommy Lee Edwards (Book of Eli, Turf)!


PILOT SEASON: HARDCORE #1 SIGNED EDITION

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art BRIAN STELFREEZE

cover MARC SILVESTRI

32 PAGES / FC / SIGNED EDITION

$19.99

Get this limited edition issue signed by co-creator/cover artist Marc Silvestri. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.


THE DARKNESS #85

story PHIL HESTER

art SHELDON MITCHELL

cover AARON CAMPBELL

MAY 12

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Alkonost, Part 1 of 2!

When Jackie’s mission to destroy all of the Sovereign’s host bodies brings him into the collection of an eccentric Russian crime boss, he and his crew are confronted with an evil that is all too human.

Top Cow Pit artist Sheldon Mitchell (Pilot Season: Stealth) joins regular writer Phil Hester (Gen13, The Anchor) for a sinister two-part story. Featuring a cover by Aaron Campbell (Sherlock Holmes, Green Hornet)!


PILOT SEASON: STELLAR #1 SKETCH TOP COW STORE VARIANT COVER

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art BERNARD CHANG

cover MARC SILVESTRI

32 PAGES / FC

$10.00

Get this limited edition sketch variant cover by co-creator Marc Silvestri, previously available exclusively from the Top Cow Store. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.


MAGDALENA #2

story RON MARZ
art NELSON BLAKE II

cover RYAN SOOK

MAY 26

32 PAGES / FC

$3.99

The Star of the Forthcoming Feature Film Gets Her Own Series!

Patience, the current Magdalena, and her mentor Kristof fight for their lives against a demonic horde.  Even if she survives the encounter, Patience must decide if the Church is merely luring her back like a lamb to the slaughter…


MAGDALENA #1 SIGNED EDITION

story RON MARZ

art NELSON BLAKE II

cover RYAN SOOK

32 PAGES / FC / SIGNED EDITION

$19.99

Get this limited edition issue signed by writer Ron Marz and artist Nelson Blake II. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.


WITCHBLADE #138

story RON MARZ

art & cover STJEPAN SEJIC

APRIL 14

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

The Witchblade has borne many wielders in many eras, perhaps even in other realms. Ron Marz and Stjepan Sejic tell a fantasy tale of epic proportions as only they can. And the connection to Sara Pezzini may surprise even the most devoted fan!


PILOT SEASON: HARDCORE #1 SKETCH TOP COW STORE VARIANT COVER

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art BRIAN STELFREEZE

cover MARC SILVESTRI

32 PAGES / FC

$10.00

Get this limited edition sketch variant cover by co-creator Marc Silvestri, previously available exclusively from the Top Cow Store. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.


THE IRON SAINT VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK

story JASON RUBIN

art JOEL GOMEZ, FRANCIS MANAPUL

cover CHRIS BACHALO

MAY 26

176 PAGES / FC / TRADE PAPERBACK

$14.99

From the creator of Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter!

The long-awaited collection for Jason Rubin’s original comic series, previously released as Iron and The Maiden is finally here. Set in an alternate-universe 1930s metropolis, a reformed hitman and an innocent debutante get caught in the middle of a three-way power struggle between the government, a religious sect and an underworld criminal organization.

Written by Jason Rubin (Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter) and drawn by Francis Manapul (The Flash, Adventure Comics) and Joel Gomez (Witchblade), The Iron Saint Volume 1 Trade Paperback collects the sold out Iron and The Maiden #1-4 plus the hard-to-find #0 issue, along with a cover gallery and much more. Featuring covers by Jim Lee, Joe Madureira, Michael Turner, and Chris Bachalo

“Best New Ongoing Series” – Buy Pile, Comic Book Resources


BERSERKER#6 KEOWN “RAGE” EDITION

story RICK LOVERD

art JEREMY HAUN

cover DALE KEOWN

32 PAGES / FC

$10.00

Get this limited edition variant cover previously available only through the Top Cow Store by Dale Keown. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.