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“Outcast,” “The Wicked + The Divine” Debut in Image Comics June 2014 Solicitations

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

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OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #1

story: ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover: PAUL AZACETA & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER

JUNE 25 / 48 PAGES / FC / M $2.99

NEW HORROR SERIES FROM THE WALKING DEAD CREATOR ROBERT KIRKMAN! Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it. It begins here — with this terrifying DOUBLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE featuring forty- four pages of story with no ads for the regular price of just $2.99!




THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #1

story: KIERON GILLEN

art / cover A & B: JAMIE MCKELVIE & MATT WILSON

cover C: BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY

JUNE 18 / 40 PAGES / FC / M $3.50

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to start a new ongoing superhero fantasy with a beautiful oversized issue. Welcome to THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, where gods are the ultimate pop stars. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.



RED CITY #1

story: DANIEL COREY

art / cover: MARK DOS SANTOS

JUNE 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $2.99

In the wake of a system-wide civil war, hard-nosed interplanetary investigator Cal Talmage is given a simple mission to find a missing ambassador’s daughter in Mars Central, a.k.a. Red City. The routine case quickly complicates as Cal finds himself in the midst of rival alien mobs, street vendettas, and political conspiracies. He struggles with personal demons as he discovers that another war is brewing, and the lives of an entire race hang in the balance.



THE SUPERANNUATED MAN #1 (OF 6)

story / art / cover: TED MCKEEVER

JUNE 4 / 32 PAGES / BW / M $3.99 / GOLDEN-AGE FORMAT

FROM THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CREATOR OF MINIATURE JESUS. By the time most people realized it, they were no longer in charge of the world we know. In an unspecified future, the small seaside town of Blackwater has now been taken over by advanced and mutated animals. Most of the humans that lived there are now either dead or gone, but one old-man remains, scavenging off the scraps and refuse of humanity’s past, and doggedly defying the new tenants.



WILDFIRE #1

story: MATT HAWKINS

art / cover A: LINDA SEJIC

cover B: STJEPAN SEJIC

JUNE 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $3.99

Is genetically modified food an end to world hunger or a first class ticket to the apocalypse? Dan Miller is a plant biologist working with a small team perfecting an accelerated plant growth process. When things go wrong, Los Angeles pays the price in a disaster story unlike any before.



THE DARKNESS: CLOSE YOUR EYES (ONE-SHOT)

story: ALES KOT

art / cover: MAREK OLEKSICKI

JUNE 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

ALES KOT (ZERO, WILD CHILDREN) joins MARO OLEKSICKI (Frankenstein’s Wounds, 28 Days Later) to deliver this special Darkness one-shot! Los Angeles more than a hundred years ago: a different place, yet the sun still burns down the ground and the oilfields flow. This is a story of another Estacado. This is a story of love. This is a story of death.



THAT’S BECAUSE YOU’RE A ROBOT (ONE-SHOT)

story: DAVID QUANTICK

art / cover: SHAKY KANE

JUNE 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / T $3.99

TWO COPS, AND ONE’S A ROBOT, ONLY THEY DON’T KNOW WHICH! BAFTA winner and writer on HBO’s award winning Veep, DAVID QUANTICK teams up with THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN’s SHAKY KANE on this migraine-inducing Pop Art Cop-Buddy one-shot set in a near-future Los Angeles.

WARNING: Contains oversized patrol cars and perilous situations.



LIQUID CITY, VOL. 3 TP

story / art: VARIOUS

editors: SONNY LIEW & JOYCE SIM

cover: GARY CHOO

JUNE 4 / 280 PAGES / FC / T $29.99

The Eisner-nominated LIQUID CITY anthology returns with another collection of heady visions and intoxicating stories by some of Southeast Asia’s most promising comics creators, as they reveal their utmost hopes, fears, dreams and desires at world’s end.



DEAD BODY ROAD TP

story: JUSTIN JORDAN

art / cover: MATTEO SCALERA & MORENO DINISIO

JUNE 25 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

Collects DEAD BODY ROAD #1-6

The men involved in his wife’s death must now die. All of them. This volume collects the entire DEAD BODY ROAD miniseries, a bruising story of one man’s revenge and the dark road he travels.



GHOSTED, VOL. 2 TP

story: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

art: DAVIDE GIANFELICE & MIROSLAV MRVA

cover: MATTEO SCALERA JUNE 11 / 120 PAGES / FC / M / $12.99

Collects GHOSTED #6-10

After his last job, Jackson Winters won his freedom. But even now, he can’t put his very real ghosts to rest. News of his reappearance has spread, and there are people who have waited a long time to use his peculiar talents for all the wrong reasons.



GØDLAND, VOL. 6: GØØDBYE, DIVINE! TP

story: JOE CASEY

art / cover: TOM SCIOLI

JUNE 11 / 260 PAGES / FC / T / $19.99

COLLECTS GØDLAND #31-36 and the GØDLAND FINALE one-shot

The Eisner-nominated GØDLAND saga finally comes to a conclusion in this sixth softcover volume of pure, cosmic orgasm, as the universe-spanning drama ends in spectacular fashion. From the rescue mission to save Neela Archer to saving the universe and the final confrontation with Iboga itself, this one’s got it all!



GØDLAND CELESTIAL EDITION ONE HC (NEW PRINTING)

story: JOE CASEY

art / cover: TOM SCIOLI

JUNE 4 / 360 PAGES / FC / T / $34.99

Collects GØDLAND #1-12 plus a universe full of cosmic-powered extras!

BOOK ONE OF THE EISNER AWARD-NOMINATED CELESTIAL EDITION HARDCOVER IS BACK IN PRINT! See how the greatest cosmic superhero epic of our times began! Thrill to the adventures of Earth’s emissary to the cosmos, Commander Adam Archer! Not to mention Basil Cronus! Maxim! Friedrich Nickelhead! The mystery of Iboga! And much more! If you’ve never experienced the wonder of GØDLAND, it starts right here! THE CELESTIAL EDITION HARDCOVER IS THE MAXIMUM FORMAT TO EXPERIENCE THE GØDLAND SAGA! BIGGER IS BETTER!

 



MANHATTAN PROJECTS, VOL. 1 TP (NEW PRINTING)

story: JONATHAN HICKMAN

art / cover: NICK PITARRA

JUNE 4 / 136 PAGES / FC / T / $14.99

Collects MANHATTAN PROJECTS #1-6
 



PETER PANZERFAUST, VOL. 4: THE HUNT TP

story: KURTIS J. WIEBE

art / cover: TYLER JENKINS

JUNE 11 / 136 PAGES / FC / T / $14.99

Collects PETER PANZERFAUST #16-20, soon to be a BBC TV Program!

In the aftermath of the assault on The Sticks, the team is fractured and Lily’s father is dead. Parsons returns to Lily to learn her side of the story for the first time. It is the story of one woman giving up everything to avenge her family. Tiger Lily will honor her father’s memory with one final hunt.



PROTECTORS INC., VOL. 1 TP

story: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

art / cover: GORDON PURCELL & MICHAEL ATIYEH

JUNE 4 / 160 PAGES / FC / M / $12.99

Collects PROTECTORS, INC. #1-6

Chicago is home base for Protectors Inc., a corporation renting out super-powered men and women as franchises and heroes and spokespersons…making money and enjoying prestige and power in a world without super-powered bad guys. But when one of the Protectors is found murdered, the trail begins to lead back to one of his other teammates. None of them want to consider the possibility that one of their own has turned to the dark side…so it falls to Lieutenant Detective John Riley to follow the evidence wherever it goes. His journey will take him into a maze of secrets going back over seventy years, to the creation of the very first Protector…and a killer whose identity may threaten the very existence of Protectors Inc.



THINK TANK BOX SET

story: MATT HAWKINS

art / cover: RAHSAN EKEDAL

JUNE 4 / $39.99

This limited edition set includes all three THINK TANK trade paperbacks, shrink-wrapped in a custom box with a special, exclusive tip-in plate signed by writer/creator MATT HAWKINS.

Strictly limited to 250 copies.



A VOICE IN THE DARK, VOL. 1 TP

story / art / cover: LARIME TAYLOR

JUNE 11/ 208 PAGES / FC / M / $19.99

Collects A VOICE IN THE DARK #1-7

Some people become killers. Zoey Aarons was born that way. The thing is, she doesn’t want to be a killer. Can she keep her impulses in check while starting a new life at college, far away from home?



THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 4 SPANISH LANGUAGE EDITION TP

story: ROBERT KIRKMAN

art: CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

cover: TONY MOORE

JUNE 4 / 136 PAGES / BW / M / $14.99

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #19-24

Available for the first time in the US, the fourth volume of THE WALKING DEAD saga is presented in Spanish.



WITCHBLADE, VOL. 1: BORN AGAIN TP

story: RON MARZ

art: LAURA BRAGA

cover: MARC SILVESTRI

JUNE 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99

Collects WITCHBLADE #170-174

This first volume in a new series of WITCHBLADE collections provides a perfect jumping-on point! Sara Pezzini has given up the Witchblade and taken up the life of a small-town Sheriff, but her past comes back haunt her in deadly fashion. Acclaimed writer RON MARZ returns to the series, working with gifted artist LAURA BRAGA to tell the next chapter in the life of Sara Pezzini and the Witchblade!



WHISPERS TP

story / art / cover: JOSHUA LUNA

JUNE 11 / 154 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

Collects WHISPERS #1-6

A mentally troubled man is suddenly empowered with the ability to leave his physical body in “ghost” form and manipulate people in unusual ways. With this incredible power, will he control his demons…or discover even more? JOSHUA LUNA of “The Luna Brothers” (ULTRA, GIRLS, THE SWORD) makes a solo debut with a dark, supernatural thriller that questions free will and explores the obsessions and urges we all have and may not have control of at all.



’68: RULE OF WAR #3

story: MARK KIDWELL

art: JEFF ZORNOW & JAY FOTOS

cover A: NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

cover B: TIM VIGIL & JAY FOTOS JUNE 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Face-to-face with the psychopath that murdered his only son, CIA Agent Declan Rule learns the meaning of pain at the turn of a scalpel’s blade. An abandoned airstrip in Vietnam introduces Kuen Yam and his followers to the unlikely agents of Heaven and in New Jersey. The Kuens’ desperate journey downriver delivers them into the hands of a madman.



ALEX + ADA #7

story: JONATHAN LUNA & SARAH VAUGHN

art / cover: JONATHAN LUNA

JUNE 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

As an android, Ada struggles with keeping a low profile. Alex takes a risk to help her.



BURN THE ORPHANAGE: REIGN OF TERROR #2 (OF 5)

story: DANIEL FREEDMAN & SINA GRACE

art / cover A: SINA GRACE

cover B: EMI LENOX

JUNE 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Tensions are rising as Rock’s distrust for Izabel splits the rebel group in two. With resources dwindling and spirits descending, MannCorp’s assault-bots will have an easy time picking the team off unless they can find a way to work together.



CHEW #42

story: JOHN LAYMAN

art / cover: ROB GUILLORY

JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

“CHICKEN TENDERS,” Part Two No animals were hurt during the making of this comic.



CLONE #17

story: DAVID SCHULNER, AARON GINSBURG, & WADE MCINTYRE

art / cover: JUAN JOSE RYP & ANDY TROY

JUNE 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

As the Coalition’s anti-clone agenda grows stronger, one man adopts a grass-roots approach: knocking bigots’ teeth out!



C.O.W.L. #2

story: KYLE HIGGINS & ALEC SIEGEL

art: ROD REIS

cover: TREVOR MCCARTHY

JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Moles, murder, and mayhem. As C.O.W.L. prepares to enter negotiations with the city, scandal threatens the organization. Can The Grey Raven keep C.O.W.L. from tearing itself apart? Plus, what really happened between him and Sparrow?



DEADLY CLASS #6

story: RICK REMENDER

art / cover: WESLEY CRAIG & LEE LOUGHRIDGE

JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Hunted through the streets of Las Vegas, Marcus is about to learn a valuable lesson: sometimes the only way to wash away your past is with blood. Stylized violence featuring teenage assassins on acid! Don’t miss the climax of the first arc of the smash-hit series DEADLY CLASS by RICK REMENDER & WES CRAIG.



DREAM POLICE #3

story: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

art / cover: SID KOTIAN & BILL FARMER

JUNE 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

In the Dreamscape, anything can happen. So when Katie begins investigating a case that threatens to get out of control, she realizes that she may have bitten off more than she can chew, raising the question: can Dream Police die? And if so, can she survive the darkness she has unwittingly unleashed? Meanwhile, Joe Thursday continues having flashes of memory concerning a former partner that neither he nor anyone else can remember. To solve this mystery, he will have to begin asking questions no one wants to answer…questions that threaten the very foundations of the Dreamscape.



DRUMHELLAR #6

story: RILEY ROSSMO & ALEX LINK

art / cover A: RILEY ROSSMO

cover B: BEN TEMPLESMITH

JUNE 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Tantric werewolf wisdom shows Drum Hellar a way out of his romantic and legal complications: run! And Harold? Let’s just say that when you’re a ghostly pink cat creature, love has its challenges. A simpler life waits for them out west: forests, mountains…and murder!



EAST OF WEST #13

story: JONATHAN HICKMAN

art / cover: NICK DRAGOTTA

JUNE 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

“BUSILLIS” Our first good look inside the Lair. The Son of Death and Xiaolain makes his move. The beast roams free in EAST OF WEST #13.



ELEPHANTMEN #59

story: RICHARD STARKINGS

art: AXEL MEDELLIN

cover: BOO COOK

JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Hip Flask learns that no one is safe now.



THE FIELD #3 (OF 4)

story: ED BRISSON

art / cover: SIMON ROY

JUNE 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Our protagonist faces down Christian, the ex-bible salesman turned hedonist, to find out what’s really going on. The Smoke Eaters square off against the Tomorrow Men for the right to kill our plucky hero. Blood! Murder! Mayhem! Bikers and cosplayers fighting to the death!



THE FUSE #5

story: ANTONY JOHNSTON

art / cover: JUSTIN GREENWOOD

JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“THE RUSSIA SHIFT,” Part Five Two hobos murdered in cold blood. Homeless living in maintenance ducts. A high-flying mayor with a scandalous secret. Unreliable witnesses, lying suspects, and nothing but the cold vacuum of space outside. All in a day’s work for MCPD Homicide…22,000 miles straight up. Welcome to the Fuse.



GREAT PACIFIC #17

story: JOE HARRIS

art / cover: MARTÍN MORAZZO

JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

“BIG GAME HUNTERS,” Part Three New Texas has been conquered and the unrelentingly cruel Baston plans one, final hunt in order to break the spirit of Chas Worthington’s supporters. It’s a race between hunter and prey across the Garbage Patch — and the quarry is Chas himself!



INVINCIBLE #113

story: ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover: RYAN OTTLEY & JOHN RAUCH

JUNE 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

The massacre continues.



MADAME FRANKENSTEIN #2 (OF 7)

story: JAMIE S. RICH

art: MEGAN LEVENS

cover: JOELLE JONES & NICK FILARDI

JUNE 4 / 32 PAGES / BW / T+ / $2.99

Now that he has built his creature, Vincent has to start teaching her how to be a lady. Meanwhile, his rival, feeling guilty over the death of their mutual love, begins to investigate what’s going on down at the lab.



THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #21

story: JONATHAN HICKMAN

art: RYAN BROWNE

JUNE 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

“SPACE DOG” Ever wonder what happened to our deep space explorer for the Mars Project? Find out now as the Cosmohundin Laika boldly goes where no Russian dog has gone before.



MANIFEST DESTINY #7

story: CHRIS DINGESS

art / cover: MATTHEW ROBERTS & OWEN GIENI

JUNE 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Lewis, Clark and the surviving members of their expedition continue westward, only to learn there is nowhere to run on the river…



THE MERCENARY SEA #5

story: KEL SYMONS

art / cover: MATHEW REYNOLDS

JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

“MARCH OF THE GRENADIERS” The crew of the Venture teams with a band of Chinese guerillas to rescue “comfort women” held captive by Japanese soldiers.



MICE TEMPLAR IV: LEGEND #11

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

art: VICTOR SANTOS & SERENA GUERRA

cover A: MICHAEL AVON OEMING

cover B: VICTOR SANTOS & CHANDRA FREE JUNE 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

“RESTORATION” For the first time in a generation the Templar restore themselves under Karic’s leadership, yet distrust remains behind every blade. Bitter politics leads to new enemies, new friends, and unexpected alliances. Karic has one chance for unification, but his doubts threaten to undo his noble intent and bring doom upon them all.



MINIMUM WAGE #6

story / art / cover: BOB FINGERMAN

JUNE 18 / 32 PAGES / PARTIAL COLOR / M / $3.50

It’s a state of flux for Rob, et al. With a goodly chunk of his income about to go bye-bye, Rob seeks comfort in his stealthy relationship with Sheila. Plus, he gets roped into playing reluctant skinematographer in the conclusion of the first arc of BOB FINGERMAN’s critically acclaimed series. New issues resume in 2015!



MPH #2 (OF 5)

story: MARK MILLAR

art / cover A: DUNCAN FEGREDO

cover B: ERIC CANETE JUNE 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

A good guy dealt a tough hand, Roscoe’s found the perfect Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card in the form of super-speed pills called MPH. Now that he knows who put him away, he’ll find that revenge is a dish best served…lightning fast! The all-new Millarworld Universe zooms ahead at breakneck speed with Millar and Fegredo’s urban adventure tale.



NAILBITER #2

story: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

art / cover: MIKE HENDERSON

JUNE 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Officer Nicolas Finch doesn’t care about Buckaroo, Oregon’s serial killers or its secrets — he just wants to find his missing friend. With time running out he turns to the one man who has all the answers…the infamous Nailbiter!



ONE-HIT WONDER #5 (OF 5)

story: FABRICE SAPOLSKY

art : STEPHEN THOMPSON

cover : ARIEL OLIVETTI

JUNE 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

MINISERIES CONCLUSION! The end of the mob as we know it. So bloody that we invented a word for it: “binge killing.” You thought you saw everything in the Game of Thrones-style penultimate issue? Think again! Richie Reese’s final fate is revealed here. Which side is he on? Who’ll go with a smile? Also: the Hollywood Killer’s next adventure is teased here.



PROPHET STRIKEFILE #2

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

cover: JOSEPH BERGIN III

JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Part two of a who’s who look at the Prophet universe, including a comic history of a bizarre mind-enhancing alien egg and bio sheets pulled from the deepest corners of known space, revealing the secrets of gods, aliens, and the distant worlds that contain them.



RAT QUEENS #7

story: KURTIS J. WIEBE

art / cover: ROC UPCHURCH

JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“THE FAR REACHING TENTACLES OF N’RYGOTH,” Part Two You didn’t see that coming, did you? Neither did the Queens but now they have an ally on their side with an innate knowledge of N’Rygoth, which is good because they’re going to need every bit of help they can get. Palisade is overrun with tentacle monsters.



REAL HEROES #4

story / art / cover A: BRYAN HITCH

cover B: BILL SIENKIENWICZ

JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The cast of The Olympians movies has been taken to a world where their fiction is a reality. Asked to save the world, they were scattered and terrified as the Mutants and Brainchild came for them. Now the awful truth about this world and its heroes is revealed as the Devastators come to rip the Earth apart.



REVIVAL #21

story: TIM SEELEY

art: MIKE NORTON

cover: JENNY FRISON

JUNE 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Dana becomes the first person to travel outside of the quarantine to assist the hunt for an illegal “Reviver” meat trafficking ring in New York City. Small town girl. Big city.



RISE OF THE MAGI #2

story: MARC SILVESTRI

art / cover A: SUMEYYE KESGIN

cover B: MARC SILVESTRI JUNE 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

After a terrifying escape from the Magic world into ours, Asa finds that not even two realities are big enough to hide in. Armed with a terrible secret meant to destroy both his world and this strange place called Earth, Asa Stonethrow must seek help from his realm’s most feared criminals. His only hope is an enchanted frog and a street-smart, opportunistic petty thief and con artist named April Mae June.



SAGA #20

story: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

art / cover: FIONA STAPLES

JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Something terrible happens.



SATELLITE SAM #10

story: MATT FRACTION

art / cover: HOWARD CHAYKIN

JUNE 4 / 32 PAGES / BW / M+ / $3.50

The second arc of SATELLITE SAM comes to its thundering conclusion: everybody’s secrets get a little bit of daylight and all hell is set to break loose in front of, and behind, the cameras. Who killed Satellite Sam and why? What happened to Michael White during the war? And who can he trust to help him set things right?



SEX #14

story: JOE CASEY

art: CHRIS PETERSON & PIOTR KOWALSKI

cover: PIOTR KOWALSKI

JUNE 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

This issue: sexy secrets of the notorious Alpha Brothers revealed! Featuring guest art by sexy CHRIS PETERSON! It’s a key party you won’t wanna miss!



SEX CRIMINALS #6

story: MATT FRACTION

art / cover: CHIP ZDARSKY

JUNE 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M+ / $3.50

TIME MAGAZINE’S COMIC OF THE YEAR RETURNS WITH ITS SECOND STORYLINE! After their narrow getaway from the Sex Police, Jon and Suzie are learning that this is “just the tip” of a massive iceberg. And what happens after the rush of a new relationship fades? Are they in love, lust, like, or just lame? Sexy fun times returns: We missed you so much, brimpers.



SHUTTER #3

story: JOE KEATINGE

art / cover: LEILA DEL DUCA & OWEN GIENI

JUNE 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

SPECIAL ‘JOE KEATINGE’S BIRTHDAY’ ISSUE! It’s a day of celebration for our beloved writer, but a day of horrible consequence for Kate Kristopher! Major loss comes when the life Kate left behind sends an assassin with a gigantic bomb gun after her. ALL THIS PLUS: a triceratops.



SIDEKICK #8

story: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

art / cover: TOM MANDRAKE & HIFI

JUNE 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 / Foil Cover

After years of doubt and guilt, Barry Chase finally has a mission: to kill the Red Cowl in retribution for the betrayal of a lifetime. But first he has to find the Cowl, and that won’t be easy. So when he turns to Melody, the Cowl’s assistant, who he suspects may have been in on the whole thing, how far will he go to force her to tell what she knows…and what price is she prepared to pay to withhold that information?



SKULLKICKERS #28

story: JIM ZUB

art: EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS

cover: JAMES GHIO

JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

“A DOZEN COUSINS AND A CRUMPLED CROWN,” Part Four Dastardly doubles duel while deranged dwarves dig deep. Don’t deny dis dynamic demented drama.



SOUTHERN BASTARDS #3

story: JASAON AARON

art / cover: JASON LATOUR

JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Earl Tubb’s one-man war to clean up Craw County begins to rage out of control, as it claims its first casualty.



SOVEREIGN #4

story: CHRIS ROBERSON

art / cover: PAUL MAYBURY

JUNE 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Questions of power and politics are forgotten as inhuman intelligences clothe themselves in the bodies of the unburied dead and swarm across the countryside. Those who remain within the walls of the late emperor’s palace are safe for the moment, but far worse threats are fast approaching.



SPAWN #244

story: TODD MCFARLANE

art: SZYMON KUDRANSKI

cover: SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE

JUNE 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

After seeking out answers about Sara’s whereabouts, Jim leaves the individual responsible, but not without sending a message. Will he make it to Sara’s aid in time?



STARLIGHT #4

story: MARK MILLAR

art / cover C: GORAN PARLOV

cover A: TRAVIS CHAREST

cover B: PASQUAL FERRY

JUNE 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Duke and his young companion are getting deeper into Tantalus’ underground movement, doing everything they can to infiltrate the invaders and meeting some unlikely allies. It’s been 40 years since Duke last held a gun. Does he still have what it takes to drive out alien invaders and save Tantalus for a second time?



STRAY BULLETS: KILLERS #4

story / art / cover: DAVID LAPHAM

JUNE 18 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50

When Eli’s teenage cousin gets his girlfriend Jane knocked up, he agrees to help him “solve” the problem. But a simple drive to the doctor’s becomes anything but when a double- cross, a twisted neighbor, and a .38 revolver leave Eli both hopelessly in love and hopelessly holding the bag. Find out why picking the wrong hideout can get you dead in “Love, Monkey. Monkey, Love You.”



TALES OF HONOR #4

story: MATT HAWKINS

art / cover A: SANG-IL JEONG

cover B: LINDA SEJIC

JUNE 25 / 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 #12

story: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

art: C.P. SMITH & BEN TEMPLESMITH

cover: C.P. SMITH

JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Issue twelve signals the emotional conclusion of the first title from Joe’s Comics: the latest war between Heaven and Hell is over, for now, with casualties as far as the stars themselves. But Laura’s fate is still to be resolved. When Joe makes a life-or-death request of the Powers, a favor beyond anything he could have imagined, will they consent…and lift the veil between life and death one last time?



TREES #2

story: WARREN ELLIS

art / cover: JASON HOWARD

JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

An Arctic research station. An Italian coastal town with an occult legacy. A new city in China. The future is being written in these places, in the shadow of a strange alien invasion that has become a historical mystery.



UNDERTOW #5 (OF 6)

story: STEVE ORLANDO

art / cover A: ARTYOM TRAKHANOV

cover B: J.M. RINGUET

JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Mammoth hunting! Sub- zero temperatures! A barbarian aqua-god and three fish-men in battle suits filled with water! What could possibly go wrong? And if Anshargal’s team doesn’t make it back soon, their home might be under Atlantean management.



VELVET #6

story: ED BRUBAKER

art / cover: STEVE EPTING

JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

THE SECOND ARC BEGINS HERE! Following the revelations at the end of issue 5, Velvet’s quest for the truth and her innocence takes her right back to the heart of her own organization — to London, where every move she makes is even more dangerous than the last!



THE WALKING DEAD #128

story: ROBERT KIRKMAN

art: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, & CLIFF RATHBURN

cover: CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART

JUNE 11 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99

After all this time, she should be more prepared.



WITCHBLADE #176

story: RON MARZ

art / cover A: LAURA BRAGA

cover B: JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

JUNE 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Sara Pezzini believes her life is returning to normal…at least normal for someone who wields an ancient gauntlet of immense supernatural power. But when dark secrets about an abandoned amusement park surface, Sara’s investigation draws her into a living nightmare.



ZERO #9

story: ALES KOT

art: TONCI ZONJIC & JORDIE BELLAIRE

cover: TONCI ZONJIC & TOM MULLER

JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Bosnia, 1993. Roman Zizek is selling weapons to every faction involved in the conflict.