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Image Solicitations, October 2009

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Image Comics has released solicitation information and images for new books and products shipping in October, 2009. 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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HAUNT #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art GREG CAPULLO, RYAN OTTLEY & TODD McFARLANE

covers TODD MCFARLANE, RYAN OTTLEY (1:10) & GREG (1:25) CAPULLO

(INCENTIVE COVERS: CAPULLO B/W COVER (1:50), McFARLANE B/W COVER (1:100))

OCTOBER 7

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

McFARLANE & KIRKMAN’S HAUNT HAS ARRIVED!

Daniel Kilgore is dragged into his estranged brother Kurt’s secret life of murder and espionage… by his ghost. With no training whatsoever, guided by the spirit of his secret-agent brother, Daniel must now solve his brother’s murder and save the world – or die trying! It all starts here, people: Witness the birth of HAUNT!

OFFERED AGAIN:

SPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 1 TP

INVINCIBLE, VOL. 1 TP

INVINCIBLE PRESENTS: ATOM EVE & REX SPLODE #1 (of 3)

story BENITO CERENO

art NATE BELLEGARDE & BILL CRABTREE

cover NATE BELLEGARDE & FCO PLASCENCIA

edited by ROBERT KIRKMAN

OCTOBER 21

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Picking up right where the first ATOM EVE miniseries left off! See the secret origin of Rex Splode! See what shaped him into the man who tragically sacrificed himself in the Invincible War. Witness his first meeting with Atom Eve and learn their stunning secret!






COWBOY NINJA VIKING #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH

story AJ LIEBERMAN

art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

OCTOBER 7

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

It started with Dr. Sebastian Ghislain: rogue psychotherapist/covert op/DJ. Tasked with creating a counter-intelligence unit, he turned to those long thought useless to society…patients with Multiple Personality Disorder. These agents became known simply as Triplets. Misguided? Yeah. Impractical? Sure. But did it work? Absolutely not. Now someone has located each Triplet and created a band of ridiculously disturbed, but highly effective assassins. Our only hope? A Triplet known as Cowboy Ninja Viking!

TAG: FROM THE ARTIST OF PROOF COMES A NEW SERIES PRESENTED IN THE GOLDEN AGE FORMAT!






FRANK FRAZETTA’S DARK KINGDOM, PART 2 (of 4)

story MARK KIDWELL

art TIM VIGIL

covers TIM VIGIL & NAT JONES

OCTOBER 14

32 PAGES / FC

$3.99

Re-enter the shadows of the Dark Kingdom with the first of three action packed issues chronicling the further adventures of Red Morden! Follwing the events of the original DARK KINGDOM one-shot, Morden battles monsters, cruel seas and dark sorcery in his quest to restore life to his murdered wife. Scripted by MARK KIDWELL in the style true of the classic pulps of the ’30s and ’40s, parts 2 and 3 are presented in full prose format, illustrated by dark fantasy master TIM VIGIL. Then, turn the clocks forward again as part 4 returns to full, panel-to-panel graphic storytelling for an epic climax that pits Dark Kingdom’s Red Reaver against the most powerful creature in the Frazettaverse: Death Dealer!

((INCENTIVE COVERS: PENCIL SKETCH COVER (1:20), FOIL STAMP COVER (1:30)))

OFFERED AGAIN:

THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF FRANK FRAZETTA HC


HECTOR PLASM: TOTENTATZ (ONE-SHOT) (RES)

story BENITO CERENO

art & cover NATE BELLEGARDE

OCTOBER 14

48 PAGES / FC

$5.99

The creative team behind INVINCIBLE PRESENTS: ATOM EVE return to their original creation, a modern-day member of an ancient cult whose duties dictate that he roam the earth to protect the living from the dead…and occasionally to protect the dead from the living. It’s the follow-up to the book WIZARD MAGAZINE called one of the top 200 comics released during its publication history.

OFFERED AGAIN:

HECTOR PLASM: DE MORTUIS (ONE-SHOT)



LIBERTY COMICS #2

story NEIL GAIMAN, GAIL SIMONE, JASON AARON, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, KATHRYN IMMONEN, BRIAN WOOD, JAMIE S. RICH, RAY FAWKES, BEN McCOOL, PAUL GRIST & CHYNNA CLUGSTON

art JIM LEE, DAVE GIBBONS, PAUL POPE, MIKE ALLRED, STUART IMMONEN, BEN TEMPLESMITH, CAMERON STEWART, JOeELLE JONES, JIM RUGG, MORITAT, BRIAN WOOD, PAUL GRIST & CHYNNA CLUGSTON

cover JOHN ROMITA, JR.

variant cover TIM SALE (50/50 SPLIT)

OCTOBER 14

48 PAGES / FC

$4.99

CBLDF Defenders of Liberty NEIL GAIMAN & JIM LEE lead off an all-star ensemble of industry greats in an all-new second volume of LIBERTY COMICS! Passionate comic book storytelling, all in service to an important cause, the incredible contributions list includes a Painkiller Jane story by JIMMY PALMIOTTI and JIM RUGG; a new Mr. Gum adventure from MIKE ALLRED and JAMIE S. RICH; The Apocalipstix by RAY FAWKES and CAMERON STEWART; a return to Channel Zero by BRIAN WOOD; a preview of Choker by BEN McCOOL and BEN TEMPLESMITH; and a special Martha Washington piece by DAVE GIBBONS, alongside exclusive material by PAUL POPE; GAIL SIMONE and JOeELLE JONES; KATHRYN & STUART IMMONEN; CHYNNA CLUGSTON; PAUL GRIST; and JASON AARON & MORITAT.

Alternate covers feature a new Kick-Ass illustration by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and a special noir image from TIM SALE.

All proceeds from LIBERTY COMICS will benefit the First Amendment legal work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

OFFERED AGAIN:

LIBERTY COMICS #1 (CURRENT PRINTING)


THE PERHAPANAUTS HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR #1 (ONE-SHOT)

stories TODD DEZAGO

art CRAIG ROUSSEAU, RICH WOODALL & FRED HEMBECK

covers CRAIG ROUSSEAU, MATT POTT, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA & MIKE PLOOG!

OCTOBER 7

32 PAGES FC

$3.50

“HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR!”

Four fantastic Halloween covers–all in one book! Three terrifying Halloween tales to thrill, chill, and amuse! A great one-shot jumping-on point for new Readers to get everyone in the spooky Halloween spirit!

OFFERED AGAIN:

THE PERHAPANAUTS, VOL. 1 TP


I SELL THE DEAD (ONE-SHOT)

story GLENN McQUAID

art & cover BRAHM REVEL

OCTOBER 7

48 PAGES / FC

$4.99

When 19th Century justice catches up with the infamous grave robbers Grimes and Blake, the condemned Blake reveals to the peculiar clergyman, Father Duffy, who you can never… ever… trust a corpse. From GLENN McQUAID’s award winning motion picture starring DOMINIC MONAGHAN, LARRY FASSENDEN and RON PERLMAN.

OFFERED AGAIN:

THE LAST WINTER OGN


THE TIMELESS ADVENTURES OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR (ONE-SHOT)

story PAUL GRIST

art & cover PAUL GRIST

OCTOBER 7

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

The Eternal Warrior. He’s the Cosmic Champion, a wanderer through time, forever caught in the battle between order and chaos

There’s a woman called Bernadette who wants to be the Empress of the Universe, and she’s just found the one thing that could help her achieve that. The only man who can stop her is the Eternal Warrior. And he’s just arrived 10 minutes too late!

OFFERED AGAIN:

JACK STAFF SPECIAL #1

THE WEIRD WORLD OF JACK STAFF #1






ONE MODEL NATION OGN

story COURTNEY TAYLOR

art & cover JIM RUGG

edited by JOE KEATINGE & MIKE ALLRED

OCTOBER 28

144 PAGES / FC

$17.99

In Germany 1977, music is violence.

As the country is still shattered from the devastation of war, the youth fight back against a repressed nation with their only figurehead of this violent, well dressed revolution to be a band later forever lost in time, Das Model.

Dandy Warhols frontman COURTNEY TAYLOR and Street Angel illustrator JIM RUGG bring you the complete story of Das Model, revealing just how they kick started the revolution that revitalized a country and mysteriously disappeared without a trace only months later.

OFFERED AGAIN:

PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF OGN

COMIC BOOK TATTOO OGN

THIS IS A SOUVENIR OGN


I BEG YOUR PARDON HC

story JUSTIN & BETHANY SHADY

art & cover MARLA CAMPBELL

OCTOBER 21

32 PAGES / FC

$12.99

“THE TALE OF A JERKY TURKEY”

“At McInnis Farms in Culpepper Heights, a turkey named Sage just loved to pick fights.” So begins the tale of Sage, a turkey whose sole purpose it is to make life hard for every other turkey on the farm. That is until the day he comes beak-to-beak with his own mortality. With a near-ax experience looming, Sage learns a life lesson about what it takes to become a changed turkey.

TAG: A NEW SILVERLINE BOOK BY THE AUTHOR OF MISSING THE BOAT, AND THE LAVA IS A FLOOR!

OFFERED AGAIN:

MISSING THE BOAT HC

THE ROBERTS TP


THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN, VOL. 3 TP

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art JASON HOWARD & FCO PLASCENCIA

cover JASON HOWARD

OCTOBER 728

168 PAGES / FC

$16.99

Locked down! Gary Hampton, the Astounding Wolf-Man has been tried and convicted of murder! Now, locked away in Stronghold Prison he comes face to face with the very enemies he put away. Also in this volume, the villainy of The Face!

Collects THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #13-18

OFFERED AGAIN:

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN, VOL. 1 TP

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN, VOL. 2 TP


LIBERTY MEADOWS, VOL. 1: EDEN TP (NEW PRINTING)

story FRANK CHO

art & cover FRANK CHO

OCTOBER 7

224 PAGES / FC

$29.99

BACK IN PRINT!

Collecting the first nine issues of the award winning and totally uncensored LIBERTY MEADOWS. Also featuring cover galleries and sketch galleries of unpublished LIBERTY MEADOWS art.

Collects LIBERTY MEADOWS #1-9

OFFERED AGAIN:

LIBERTY MEADOWS, VOL. 2 TP

LIBERTY MEADOWS, VOL. 3 TP

LIBERTY MEADOWS, VOL. 4 TP


LIBERTY MEADOWS SUNDAY STRIPS, VOL. 2 HC

story FRANK CHO

art & cover FRANK CHO

OCTOBER 28

224 PAGES / FC

$29.99

This volume collects the final two years of FRANK CHO’s award winninginternationally acclaimed syndicated Sunday strips, LIBERTY MEADOWS. All the strips are digitally recolored and UNCENSORED. It showcases FRANK CHO’s bawdy sense of humor and mastery of the female form including a behind-the-scenes look into CHO’s creative process in developing his highly acclaimed series.

OFFERED AGAIN:

LIBERTY MEADOWS, VOL. 1 10th ANNIVERSARY HC

LIBERTY MEADOWS COVER GIRL HC


NIGHTMARE WORLD: 13 TALES OF TERROR, VOL. 1 TP

story DIRK MANNING

art VARIOUS

cover KRISTEN PERRY

OCTOBER 14

128 PAGES / FC

$15.99

“THIRTEEN TALES OF TERROR”

Psychological horror in the vein of The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt! In this first “definitive” collection of stories from the acclaimed online comic series, we delve into a world of ghostly lovers, demonic abductors, vengeful victims and sexy Cthulhu priestesses as these loosely connected stories weave an epic tale of a world not unlike our own where nothing is what it seems. Welcome to Nightmare World!

TAG: WRITTEN BY “WRITE OR WRONG” NEWSARAMA COLUMNIST DIRK MANNING, FEATURING RE-MASTERED ART, EXTRAS AND A NEW IN-CONTINUITY PROSE STORY!

OFFERED AGAIN:

HEATHENTOWN OGN

OUTLAW TERRITORY OGN


SOUL KISS HC

story STEVEN T. SEAGLE

art & cover MARCO CINELLO

OCTOBER 7

152 PAGES / FC

$29.99

You have ten days to provide Satan ten souls to save the love of your life…who do you pick? That’s the dilemma facing Hollywood production assistant Lillian Bloom in the definitive hardcover edition of SOUL KISS. The verdicts are in: “Wicked Fun” – The Oregonian; “Just keeps getting better and weirder” – The Onion AV Club. Loaded with extras.

You have ten days to provide Satan ten souls to save the love of your life…who do you pick? That’s the dilemma facing Hollywood production assistant Lillian Bloom in the definitive edition of SOUL KISS. This hardcover collection is loaded with extras.

Collects SOUL KISS #1-5

OFFERED AGAIN:

I KILL GIANTS TP

THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM, VOL. 1 TP (NEW PRINTING)

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CHARLIE ADLARD & TONY MOORE

cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

OCTOBER 7

1088 PAGES / BW

$59.99

IN PRINT AGAIN BY POPULAR DEMAND!

The first eight volumes of this fan-favorite series collected into one massive paperback collection. Get it while supplies last.

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #1-48.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

OFFERED AGAIN:

THE WALKING DEAD OMNIBUS, VOL. 2 HC

BACKLIST SPOTLIGHT: HORROR

THE COBBLER’S MONSTER OGN

DEAD @17 ULTIMATE EDITION TP

DOLL & CREATURES TP

DRAIN, VOL. 1 TP

HORROR BOOK, VOL. 1 TP

LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW OGN

NOCTURNALS: CARNIVAL OF BEASTS ONE-SHOT

RENFIELD: TALE OF MADNESS TP

SCREAMLAND TP

SEA OF RED, VOL. 1-3 TP

UNEARTHED: CEMETERY BLUES, VOL. 1 TP

ZOMBIE COP OGN


AGE OF BRONZE #29

story ERIC SHANOWER

art & cover ERIC SHANOWER

OCTOBER

24 PAGES / BW

$3.50

“BETRAYAL” Part Ten

Special Music Issue. Achilles headlines with a song about cosmic sex as Cressida has her heart ripped out. The gods don’t seem to pay much attention to King Priam of Troy, but he drones on and on anyway. And when the songs are over, the battles and intrigue keep going.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


BOMB QUEEN VI #2 (of 4)

story JIMMIE ROBINSON

art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

OCTOBER 28

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

“OH, BOMB AH!” Part Two

President Obama moves forward to shut down Bomb Queen’s city of crime, but the Queen’s villainous response would make Monica Lewinsky blush. Don’t miss the scandal of the century when Bomb Queen takes on the White House. Can Obama handle Bomb Queen’s “improper relations?”

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


CHEW #5

story JOHN LAYMAN

art & cover ROB GUILLORY

OCTOBER 21

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“TASTER’S CHOICE,” Conclusion

FDA Agent Tony Chu just landed the biggest bust of his career, but while the bullets were flying and the bodies were falling, Tony’s partner Mason Savoy took a slug. Now, Tony’s on his own, and he just ate something that’s revealed the identity of a dangerous enemy– the absolute last person Tony should be facing without backup.

The stunningly violent conclusion to first story arc of the surprise hit of the season– and just maybe the very best comic you will read all month about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals & clairvoyants!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES



ELEPHANTMEN #22

story RICHARD STARKINGS

art ANDRE SZYMANOWICZ & MORITAT

cover BOO COOK

variant cover LADROeNN

OCTOBER 21

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

“DANGEROUS LIAISONS,” Part Seven

A grave is desecrated.


FALL OUT TOYWORKS #2 (of 5)

created by PETE WENTZ & DARREN ROMANELLI

story BRETT LEWIS

art & cover SAMI BASRI, SUNNY GHO & IMAGINARY FRIENDS STUDIOS

OCTOBER 7

32 PAGES / FC

$3.99

“TIFFANY BLUES,” Part 2: “MY EVENING OUT WITH YOUR GIRLFRIEND”

Jasper, the brilliant young toymaker, has lost his greatest creation, his greatest passion, Tiffany, to the Baron. Jasper’ concern is that while Tiffany’s physical construction is complete, she needs to learn and that is ONLY done through experience.

So when the Baron decides to give Tiffany a crash course in life, is it any surprise what happens when you give a child the keys to the car?


G-MAN: CAPE CRISIS #3 (of 5)

story CHRIS GIARRUSSO

art & cover CHRIS GIARRUSSO

OCTOBER 14

32 PAGES, FC

$2.99

It’s brother vs. brother! With the magic of G-Man’s cape growing dangerously unstable, things only get worse when G-Man and his brother Great Man disagree on how to handle it. It’s more action-packed laugh-out-loud kid super hero fun from Mini-Marvels creator CHRIS GIARRUSSO!


INVINCIBLE #67

written ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CORY WALKER & FCO PLASCENCIA

OCTOBER 21

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“PREPARATIONS FOR WAR,” Conclusion

Artist CORY WALKER returns to the series he co-created! After escaping from a Viltrumite Prison, Nolan Grayson and Allen the Alien must use what they’ve learned to gather the powers of the universe and unite them against the Viltumites. It all starts here, folks! The Viltrumite War looms large on the horizon!

PLUS: IMAGE UNITED STARTS HERE, IN A SPECIAL

FOUR-PART PRELUDE STORY BY ROBERT KIRKMAN

& WHILCE PORTACIO!


JERSEY GODS #8

story GLEN BRUNSWICK

art DAN McDAID

cover MIKE ALLRED

OCTOBER 7

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

Hecticus has taken Helius prisoner: name, rank and serial number just ain’t gonna cut it. Hecticus is looking to extract his pound of flesh. An emergency beacon sends Barock back to Neboron. Zoe tags along and is thrilled to finally see the sights of Neboron – that is until she gets a little too close to the local wildlife…and then meets Barock’s mother.


KING CITY #3

story BRANDON GRAHAM

art & cover BRANDON GRAHAM

OCTOBER 14

32 PAGES, FC

$2.99

The deal is going down! The night begins with Joe and his cat Earthling meeting a mysterious buyer at a secret spy bar full of dangerous women and beautiful goons…and ends with an autopsy weirder than anything cooked up in Area 51. Meanwhile, Max falls further down the addiction rabbit hole by taking more of the drug that literally transforms your body into a narcotic. On the other side of the city time is running out for the mysterious alien girl Pete has been charged to deliver, and he must decide if he can deliver “the package” without losing his soul.

From critically acclaimed comics vet BRANDON GRAHAM comes the next chapter of the most original comic of the year!


TYRESE GIBSON’S MAYHEM #3 (of 3)

story TYRESE GIBSON, MIKE LE & WILLIAM WILSON

art & cover TONE RODRIGUEZ

OCTOBER 7

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Broken and beaten, Mayhem is back to take out Big X and the Four Corners once and for all. An assault by righteousness on evil, from ground floor to penthouse, which will run Mayhem through the ringer, putting all his skill to the ultimate test! And it is capped off when Mayhem comes face to face with his nemesis, his bane, his father, Big.


THE MICE TEMPLAR: DESTINY #4

story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING

art VICTOR SANTOS & VERONICA GANDINI

cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING

alternate cover VICTOR SANTOS & VERONICA GANDINI

OCTOBER 7

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“A MEASURE OF JUSTICE”

Leito’s dungeon uprising comes to a surprising conclusion…and someone must pay the consequences. While Karic and Cassius come face-to-face with the fearsome “Guardians of the Dusk & Dawn” and the truth behind the Templar’s fall is finally revealed.



PROOF #25

story ALEXANDER GRECIAN

art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

OCTOBER 28

48 PAGES / FC

$4.99

“AFTERMATH”

It’s a year in the future and The Lodge has burned to the ground. Who’s left alive after The Cryptid War? And what prowls the grounds of the habitat? Plus, the original Proof story in color for the first time ever, a huge pinup gallery, and plenty of extras.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


SAVAGE DRAGON #153

story ERIK LARSEN

art & cover ERIK LARSEN

OCTOBER 7

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

“FAMILY REUNION”

Savage Dragon is reunited with his son Malcolm but the reunion is anything but happy. What’s a son to do when his father has merged with a ruthless, unyielding killer? Meanwhile Dart continues to manipulate the Original Daredevil and the mysterious new Overlord is making a few changes to the Vicious Circle in his quest for power!

PLUS: IMAGE UNITED STARTS HERE, IN A SPECIAL

FOUR-PART PRELUDE STORY BY ROBERT KIRKMAN

& WHILCE PORTACIO!


SKY PIRATES OF NEO TERRA #2 (of 5)

story JOSH WAGNER

art & cover CAMILLA D’ERRICO

OCTOBER 28

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

After his unexpected attack on the Grassland’s village, Wurl reveals that the Light Crystal may hold the key to rescuing Ricket’s father. Stubborn as ever, Billy heads off to find the crystal on his own. Based on the Nintendo DS game, “Sky Pirates of Neo Terra.”


SPAWN #197

story TODD McFARLANE

art & cover WHILCE PORTACIO

OCTOBER 28

32 PAGES / FC

$2.95

As Heaven becomes fully engaged in the prospects of controlling Earth’s new Spawn, the Redeemer returns to do their bidding. The costume begins to take on a personality of it’s own, and somebody lurking in the shadows begins planting the seeds to the much awaited SPAWN #200.

PLUS: IMAGE UNITED STARTS HERE, IN A SPECIAL

FOUR-PART PRELUDE STORY BY ROBERT KIRKMAN

& WHILCE PORTACIO!


UNDERGROUND #2 (of 5)

story JEFF PARKER

art & cover STEVE LIEBER

OCTOBER 21

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

Wes finds Seth inside Stillwater Cave when Harden and his men return, and the rangers find themselves outnumbered- with nowhere to go but deeper in. There’s still time to deal with this reasonably, if someone doesn’t do something stupid…


VIKING #4

story IVAN BRANDON

art & cover NIC KLEIN

OCTOBER 21

24 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“THE HEIST,” Part Two

A simple theft is executed flawlessly, but Finn and Egil realize too late that what looked like the crime of the century is instead a hell they probably won’t survive. From the writer of THE CROSS BRONX comes a crime book for the 9th Century.


THE WALKING DEAD #66

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

OCTOBER 14

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

THE HUNT CONCLUDES!

Nothing will ever be the same.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES