Image Comics has provided us with a huge batch of previews for books shipping Thursday, July 5th, including “Astounding Wolf-Man” #2, “The Creature from the Depths,” “The Pin-Up Art of Joseph Michael Linsner,” “Dynamo 5” #5, “The Ride: Die Valkyrie!” #2, “Alien Pig Farm 3000” #4 and “Ward of the State” #3. The preview images and solicitation text follow. When you’re done, hop on over to CBR’s Image Comics Forum and share with other readers what you’ll be getting.
THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #2
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover JASON HOWARD
32 PAGES – FC – $2.99
Gary Hampton puts his newly acquired powers to the test. Wolf-Man finally takes to the streets – saving lives and doing good. How will the public react to him – and can he control the beast within? Don’t miss out on the first action-packed adventures of THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN!
THE CREATURE FROM THE DEPTHS (ONE-SHOT)
story MARK KIDWELL
art & cover MARK KIDWELL & JAY FOTOS
40 PAGES – FC – $3.99
In the tradition of the classic “Creature From the Black Lagoon” by way of Lovecraft, peppered with gore and EC-style twists comes the tale of loathsome beasts, treachery and red death beneath the waves. A self-contained one-shot, “Creature” sports a full 36 pages of full color story and art, with script and pencils by MARK KIDWELL and eye-popping color by JAY FOTOS. The creative team that brought you ’68 brings you an all-new tale of extreme horror!
GIRLS & GODDESSES: THE PIN-UP ART OF JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER HC
art by JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
cover by JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
112 PAGES – FC – $29.99
LTD S&N ED $75.00
A Linsner Girl is one with a sparkle in her eye, a saucy pose and plenty of beautiful skin. GIRLS & GODDESSES features Dawn, Dark Ivory and many other gorgeous LINSNER pin-up girls collected together for the first time! Showcasing page after page of previously unpublished work, this volume is a must for all lovers of true beauty, both earthly and divine. 112 pages of luscious, full color LINSNER cheesecake — served extra sweet — await you in this 9″ x 12″ hardcover book.
PLUS! A special signed, limited edition featuring a dazzling full color signing plate and eight bonus pages of full color material exclusive to this edition. Strictly numbered to just 500 copies.
RETAILER WARNING: NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
DYNAMO 5 #5
story JAY FAERBER
art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY
32 PAGES – FC – $3.50
Chrysalis, the armored femme fatale, is one of Captain Dynamo’s oldest enemies. But was there another facet to their relationship? Chrysalis claims there was, as she reveals a hidden connection to one of Captain Dynamo’s offspring. Meanwhile, F.L.A.G. continues their efforts to debrief Dynamo 5.
THE RIDE: DIE VALKYRIE! #2 (of 3)
story DOUG WAGNER
art & variant cover BRIAN STELFREEZE
cover CULLY HAMNER
32 PAGES – BW – $2.99
The joyride that started last issue is turning into a bloodbath. Note to reader: never steal a car with a trunk full of the mob’s guns. They won’t like that. Meanwhile, Laci tries hard to change her killin’ ways, but being good is just so damn hard – God love her for tryin’.
RETAILER INCENTIVES: This book will ship with a 1-for-5 variant cover by Brian Stelfreeze.
TRUE STORY, SWEAR TO GOD #7
story TOM BELAND
art & cover TOM BELAND
24 PAGES – BW – $3.50
From out of nowhere, at a time not expected, comes the man they call FANBOY DAVID. Plus, Tom and Lily have to decide whether or not to buy her sister’s house! All there in living black and white!
ALIEN PIG FARM #4 (of 4)
story TODD FARMER
art DON MARQUEZ
cover MARK SCHULTZ
32 PAGES – FC – $2.99
Only one thing worse than not being able to make out with yer sister… and that’s not being able to make out with your sister because the green-skinned alien sumbitch you been fightin’ with done went and carried her back to his buried spaceship to make green-skinned babies with’er!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
WARD OF THE STATE #3 (of 3)
story CHRISTOPHER E. LONG
art & cover CHEE
32 PAGES – FC – $3.50
This hardboiled miniseries comes to an emotional close as Norma Balitzer must face the sins of her past! Death and mayhem make it impossible for her wards, Dravis and Carrie, to envision a normal life – but that doesn’t stop them from making a stand as they fight for a life free from murder and misery!