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“The Fade Out,” “Dead @ 17,” “Wayward” and More in Image’s August 2014 Solicitations

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Image Comics has released solicitation information and images for new books and products shipping in August 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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THE FADE OUT #1

story : ED BRUBAKER

art / cover: SEAN PHILLIPS & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER

AUGUST 20 / 40 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

The first project from their groundbreaking five-year deal at Image will have ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS fans, old and new, at the edge of their seats, as they weave an epic crime story unlike anything they’ve done before.

Hollywood – 1948. A noir film stuck in endless reshoots. A writer plagued with nightmares from the war and a dangerous secret. An up-and-coming starlet’s suspicious death. And a maniacal Studio Mogul and his Security Chief who will do anything to keep the cameras rolling before the Post-War boom days come crashing down. THE FADE OUT is the most ambitious series yet from the award-winning Noir Masters.

Bonus: This 40-PAGE FIRST ISSUE features more story pages, as well as exclusive back pages articles that are only in these single issues!



THE FADE OUT #1 – MOVIE MAGAZINE VARIANT

story : ED BRUBAKER

art / cover: SEAN PHILLIPS & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER

AUGUST 20 / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $5.99

Special oversized magazine variant! Read issue one of THE FADE OUT in a special movie magazine replica edition with 8 extra pages of behind the scenes art and articles. A true collector’s edition!



IMPERIAL #1

story : STEVEN T. SEAGLE

art / cover: MARK DOS SANTOS

AUGUST 6 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Mark is two weeks out from making the biggest decision of his life. But which big decision will it be? Taking the ring of the woman of his dreams and becoming a married man? Or taking the crown of the world’s only superhero and becoming the next Imperial? STEVEN T. SEAGLE (THE RED DIARY/ THE RE[A]D DIARY, Genius, it’s a bird…) teams with MARK DOS SANTOS for a buddy book with commitment issues.



DEAD@17: THE BLASPHEMY THRONE #1 (of 7)

/ art / cover: JOSH HOWARD

AUGUST 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

IT’S ALL BEEN LEADING TO THIS – THE FINAL CHAPTER TO THE DEAD@17 SAGA BEGINS HERE!

For the last 10 years, Nara Kilday has gone up against the worst Hell has to offer, losing many friends and allies along the way. Now she faces her greatest threat: an unholy pact between her oldest nemesis and the Great Beast. While the world is thrown into chaos, Nara remains helpless, captive to an unknown force, the secret to victory hidden somewhere in her past. The countdown to Earth’s final hours has begun.



GENIUS #1 through #5

story : ADAM FREEMAN & MARC BERNARDIN

art / cover: AFUA RICHARDSON

WEEKLY THROUGHOUT AUGUST / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

GENIUS: ISSUES 1-5, WEEKLY THROUGHOUT AUGUST

The Winner of Top Cow’s Pilot Season makes its triumphant return to print!

What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born to a people who are already supremely conditioned to wage war, who know nothing but violence since birth, and must continually adapt to new predators in order to survive? What if the second coming of Alexander the Great, of Genghis Khan, of Napoleon, of Patton…what if it was a teenaged girl from South Central, L.A. named Destiny? And what if she decides to secede three blocks of the ‘Hood from the Union? Who is going to take it back from her and her army of gangbangers? Who CAN? From writers MARC BERNARDIN and ADAM FREEMAN (Alphas, X-Men Origins: Nightcrawler, The Authority, The Highwaymen) and rising-star artist AFUA RICHARDSON comes a harrowing, action-packed tale of a city that declares war on a brilliant young woman pushed to the edge.



HOWTOONS: (RE)IGNITION #1

story : FRED VAN LENTE

art / cover: TOM FOWLER & JORDIE BELLAIRE

AUGUST 6 /32 PAGES / FC / E / $2.99

The awe-inspiring, adventure-loving, science-doing series co-created by EAST OF WEST’s NICK DRAGOTTA returns with an all-new story from superstar creators FRED VAN LENTE, TOM FOWLER, and JORDIE BELLAIRE!

Tuck and Celine’s parents put their family in suspended animation to ride out the ecological apocalypse — but when the kids wake up to find Mom & Dad are gone, they have to make their way across a brave and terrifying new world to find the ‘rents…using only their Howtoons projects to survive!



NIGHTWORLD #1 (of 4)

story : PAOLO LEANDRI & ADAM McGOVERN

art / cover: PAOLO LEANDRI & DOM REGAN

AUGUST 6 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $3.99

Sad demon Plenilunio rules a haunted castle with his sleepwalking lover Lidia, and unwisely bargains with the evil Empyre to wake her. He’s in a race for the mystic Soul Key with teen-from-hades Hotspot and the ruthless Hellena — agents of the Empyre with secret agendas. A four-part thrill ride to hell starts here, with humor, horror, tragic romance, and blockbuster monster fights, from the cult-hit team of ADAM McGOVERN & PAOLO LEANDRI (DR. ID, Idoru Jones).





WAYWARD #1

story : JIM ZUB

art: STEVE CUMMINGS & JOHN RAUCH

cover A: STEVE CUMMINGS & ROSS A. CAMPBELL

cover B: ALINA URUSOV

cover C: JEFF “CHAMBA” CRUZ

cover D: ADAM WARREN & JOHN RAUCH

AUGUST 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can Rori unlock the secrets of her power before it’s too late?

JIM ZUB (SKULLKICKERS, Samurai Jack), STEVE CUMMINGS (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot), and JOHN RAUCH (INVINCIBLE) team up to create an all-new Image supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the action and mystery of Hellboy. Don’t miss it!



SEX #15

story : JOE CASEY

art / cover: PIOTR KOWALSKI

AUGUST 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

SPECIAL FIFTEENTH ISSUE COLLECTOR’S ITEM!

You’ve heard about it. You’ve thought about it. All your friends are doing it. Now experience it for yourself: SEX! It’s even better than they say it is!



DISPLACED PERSONS OGN

story : DEREK McCULLOCH

art / cover: ANTHONY PERUZZO

AUGUST 6 / 168 PAGES / FC / T+ / $17.99

San Francisco, the twentieth century: In 1939, a private detective searches for a missing heiress. In 1969, twin brothers approach a drug heist from opposite sides of the law. And in 1999, a woman slowly comes to realize the terrible danger she faces in her own home. From the Eisner-nominated writer Derek McCulloch (STAGGER LEE, Gone To Amerikay) and artist ANTHONY PERUZZO comes DISPLACED PERSONS, a riveting tale of murder, love, crime, friendship, betrayal, and just the slightest bit of time travel.



CYBER FORCE: REBIRTH, VOL. 2 TP

/ cover: MARC SILVESTRI

art: MARCO TURINI & KHOI PHAM

AUGUST 27 / 176 PAGES / FC / T+ / $19.99

Collects CYBER FORCE #6-12

Cyber Data has created a killing machine that not even they can control. Killjoy has been let loose on the world and nothing will stand in her way as she seeks revenge against her old adversary Ripclaw. Cyber Data has been exposed and Stryker, Velocity, and the others have one last shot at survival. As it turns out, CDI isn’t the only power out to destroy the world.



THE FUSE, VOL. 1: THE RUSSIA SHIFT TP

story : ANTONY JOHNSTON

art / cover: JUSTIN GREENWOOD

AUGUST 27 / 160 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99

Collects THE FUSE #1-6

22,000 MILES UP, THERE IS NO BACKUP.

Working homicide on an orbiting energy platform, in a five mile long jury-rigged steel city stuffed with a half million people, and no help from your so-called colleagues back on earth, is more than tough…it’s murder.

Cynical, foul-mouthed veteran ANTONY JOHNSTON (UMBRAL, Wasteland) gets partnered with fresh-faced idealist JUSTIN GREENWOOD (Wasteland, Resurrection) for a new crime series with serious attitude!



INVINCIBLE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VOL. 9 HC

story : ROBERT KIRKMAN

art: RYAN OTTLEY, CLIFF RATHBURN, & JOHN RAUCH

cover: RYAN OTTLEY & JOHN RAUCH

AUGUST 6 / 336 PAGES / FC / T+ / $39.99

Collects INVINCIBLE #97-108

Invincible’s battle with Dinosaurus kicks off the start of a very tumultuous time in Mark Grayson’s life.



SATELLITE SAM, VOL. 2: SATELLITE SAM AND THE KINESCOPE SNUFF TP

story : MATT FRACTION

art / cover: HOWARD CHAYKIN

AUGUST 20 / 128 PAGES / BW / M / $14.99

Collects SATELLITE SAM #6-10

The second volume of SATELLITE SAM plunges further into the world of sex, addiction, and obsession, all behind the scenes of America’s favorite daily sci-fi kids’ show, “Satellite Sam.” Michael White discovers his father was murdered — and his investigation drags dark secrets, shocking twists, and violent pasts into the light…



ZERO, VOL. 2 AT THE HEART OF IT ALL TP

story : ALES KOT

art / cover: VARIOUS ARTISTS & JORDIE BELLAIRE

AUGUST 27 / 160 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

Collects ZERO #6-10

Edward Zero faces the Agency, Ginsberg Nova — and himself.



THE WALKING DEAD ESCAPE T-SHIRT

Men’s shirt

S-XL: $19.99

XXL: $21.99

When faced with a zombie apocalypse, remember these three words…RUN, SURVIVE, ESCAPE!!



ARTIFACTS #38

story : DEVON WONG

art : ISAAC GOODHART

cover: STJEPAN SEJIC

AUGUST 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

2013 Talent Hunt winners DEVON WONG and ISAAC GOODHART bring you the most shocking Darkness and Magdalena story ever told. Set in 1671 Mexico, the story “Through the Glass, Darkly” brings you the story that took place just before THE DARKNESS: BLACK SAILS.



BLACK SCIENCE #8

story : RICK REMENDER

art / cover: MATTEO SCALERA & DEAN WHITE

AUGUST 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Trapped in a fantastical dimension, the Anarchist League of Scientists discover a race of bizarre creatures that hold the mysteries of the Eververse…and a startling discovery behind the Pillar’s deeper mythological significance.



BURN THE ORPHANAGE: REIGN OF TERROR #4 (OF 5)

story : DANIEL FREEDMAN & SINA GRACE

art / cover A: SINA GRACE

art / cover B: ED LUCE

AUGUST 6 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Rock, Bear, and Lex finalize their plans to win back the city that MannCorp sieged… only one problem: the evil witch Elyse is alive, and hungry for revenge!



CHEW #43

story : JOHN LAYMAN

art / cover: ROB GUILLORY

AUGUST 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / $2.99

“CHICKEN TENDERS,” Part Three

Poyo. Colby. Olive.



CLONE #19

story : DAVID SCHULNER, AARON GINSBURG, & WADE MCINTYRE

art / cover: JUAN JOSE RYP & ANDY TROY

AUGUST 6 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

To kill or not to kill: a deep divide pits the clones against one another, just as an old enemy returns…



C.O.W.L. #4

story : KYLE HIGGINS & ALEC SIEGEL

art: ROD REIS

cover: TREVOR MCCARTHY

AUGUST 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

As City Hall continues to threaten Geoffrey Warner, Blaze must find a way to unite C.O.W.L….even as John’s investigation brings a dark cloud over the organization.



DARK ENGINE #2

story : RYAN BURTON

art / cover: JOHN BIVENS

AUGUST 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Sym is worshiped as the Eater of Hearts and the Dark Engine learns the pleasures of being a feared god.



DEATH VIGIL #2 (of 8)

/ art / cover: STJEPAN SEJIC

AUGUST 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Clara Jenkins never had many friends. Then she joined Death Vigil…and she gained many friends. The end! Oh…and of course there is that whole small print deal about the League of Necromancers who aligned themselves with a world-devouring enemy of all life, can summon unholy abominations to do their bidding, and seek to destroy the vigil above all else…



DREAM POLICE #5

story : J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

art / cover: SID KOTIAN & BILL FARMER

AUGUST 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99

Who exactly are the Dream Police? Where do they come from? How are prospective officers chosen? Those seem like fairly straightforward questions…except that they are cover for a secret that goes back to the beginnings of civilization, a secret that must be protected at all costs, especially from the inquiries of Lieutenant Detective Joe Thursday. Joe has always been a loyal member of the Dream Police…but when his instincts as a cop tell him that the people he’s working for are aligning against him, how far will he go to find the truth about them?



DRUMHELLAR #8

story : RILEY ROSSMO & ALEX LINK

art / cover: RILEY ROSSMO

AUGUST 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Harold’s strange accident is finally revealed! Red teases Drum with clues to his past, and it leaves Drum with uneasy questions. Just what does Red know? Will Drum ever find the killers leaving a trail of orphans across the state? And most disturbingly: does he even want to?



EAST OF WEST #15

story : JONATHAN HICKMAN

art / cover: NICK DRAGOTTA

AUGUST 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

“THE GREAT BEAST”

The son of Xiaolain and Death faces the Horsemen and becomes everything that the Message foretold.

The Apocalypse: Year One concludes with EAST OF WEST #15.



ELEPHANTMEN #60

story : RICHARD STARKINGS

art: AXEL MEDELLIN

cover: Boo Cook

AUGUST 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Our 60th issue celebrates the Wedding of Obadiah Horn and Sahara.

GHOSTED #12

story : JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

art: DAVIDE GIANFELICE & MIROSLAV MRVA

cover: DAN PANOSIAN

AUGUST 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

NEW STORY ARC! Do you have a death wish? If so, there’s a man out there who will grant you it….



HACK/SLASH: SON OF SAMHAIN #2

story : MICHAEL MORECI & STEVE SEELEY

art: EMILIO LAISO

cover: STEFANO CASELLI

AUGUST 6 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

After escaping Morinto’s cave, Cassie and Delroy take to the desert to track the mysterious boy the monsters were holding captive. Their search leads them to the Scalpers, a gnarly group that doesn’t take kindly to visitors. Meanwhile, Morinto confronts the mythical God Beast.



LOW #2

story : RICK REMENDER

art / cover: GREG TOCCHINI

AUGUST 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

The underwater city of Salus, humanity’s last refuge, is running out of air and time. Poverty, disease, and corruption are rampant, and the church of Optimolgy can offer no solace as powerful as hard cream, the strange drug that keeps the bleak realities at bay. Police Inspector Marik Cain has sunk so low into that haze; should an opportunity for hope present itself, can he again?



MADAME FRANKENSTEIN #4 (of 7)

story : JAMIE S. RICH

art: MEGAN LEVENS

cover: JOELLE JONES & NICK FILARDI

AUGUST 6 / 32 PAGES / BW / T+ / $2.99

Carnival sideshows! Burlesque dancers! Speakeasies! It’s time for the monster’s first trip into a public space, and Vincent has chosen a locale where Gail can hide amongst other freaks and denizens of the underworld. Just be careful what happens when another woman gets between the doctor and his creation.



THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #23

story : JONATHAN HICKMAN

art: NICK PITARRA

AUGUST 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

“COLD WAR CRISIS”

With the world split in two, and President Kennedy’s back against the wall, the only hope for the planet lies deep underground in Los Alamos.

The thrilling FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE series continues in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #23: COLD WAR CRISIS.



MANIFEST DESTINY #9

story : CHRIS DINGESS

art / cover: MATTHEW ROBERTS & OWEN GIENI

AUGUST 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Lewis’ newest specimens aren’t the only things threatening to kill the expedition…



MICE TEMPLAR IV: LEGEND #13

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

art: VICTOR SANTOS & SERENA GUERRA

cover A: MICHAEL AVON OEMING

cover B: VICTOR SANTOS & CHANDRA FREE

AUGUST 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99

“DEFIANCE”

The fate of the Mole Goblins is revealed — and are they Karic’s greatest betrayal or one of his darkest tragedies? But while Templar forces regroup against the deadliest threat they’ve ever faced, Karic’s family and friends trapped within the walls of the capital city unleash youthful insurrection against the very heart of King Icarus’ stronghold!



MORNING GLORIES #42

story : NICK SPENCER

art: JOE EISMA

cover: RODIN ESQUEJO

AUGUST 6 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“Declaration.”



MPH #4 (of 5)

story : MARK MILLAR

art / cover A: DUNCAN FEGREDO

cover B: ANDREW ROBINSON

AUGUST 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

After a taste of the high life, Rosa’s not sure she likes the changes powered by untold speed and wealth. Is that all there is? Meanwhile, her little brother Baseball gets into big, big trouble. Buckle up! Millarworld’s fantastic new superhero book stays in high gear with MILLAR and FEGREDO’s high-octane madness.



NAILBITER #4

story : JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

art / cover: MIKE HENDERSON

AUGUST 6 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

WHAT IS THE “SERIAL KILLER GRAVEYARD?”

And are there more than just bodies buried there? Finch and Sheriff Crane must literally dig to find the answers!



OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #3

story : ROBERT KIRKMAN

art: PAUL AZACETA & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER cover: PAUL AZACETA

AUGUST 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

“I REMEMBER WHEN SHE LOVED ME.”

KIRKMAN & AZACETA’s horror epic continues. Details of Kyle’s life, in the time before he returned to Rome, West Virginia, are revealed…as the danger from all around him intensifies.




PETER PANZERFAUST #21

story : KURTIS J. WIEBE

art: TYLER JENKINS

cover A: ROC UPCHURCH

cover B: MICHAEL AVON OEMING

AUGUST 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

“ON TILL MORNING,” Part One

From the memories of Claude, the only living twin, the story continues. Together at last, Peter, the Darlings, and the remaining Lost Boys embed themselves in the dangerous heart of Paris. With the Hook hot on their heels, it is only a matter of time before they are discovered. But Peter has a plan.

A new story arc begins here!

COVER SWITCHEROO! Rat Queens’ ROC UPCHURCH draws this issue’s cover, while PETER PANZERFAUST’s TYLER JENKINS draws this month’s RAT QUEENS cover! Plus a special incentive B cover diptych for BOTH books by MICHAEL AVON OEMING!



PROTECTORS INC. #8

story : J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

art / cover: GORDON PURCELL & MIKE ATIYEH

AUGUST 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

After having mysteriously disappeared over a decade earlier, The Patriot has returned from his long absence. But what has prompted this sudden reappearance? Does he know something of value about the murders that have lately gripped Chicago in a fist of terror…or is he trying to hide something? Who do you trust in an organization where everyone wears a mask and very few tell the truth? Detective John Riley must decide whether or not to trust someone he once idolized, but who may now be a serial killer.




RAT QUEENS #8

story : KURTIS J. WIEBE

art: ROC UPCHURCH

cover A: TYLER JENKINS

cover B: MICHAEL AVON OEMING

AUGUST 6 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

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

If your enemy is just too damn strong, well…when you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. And then from the safety of their trust, that’s when you kill ’em with a good rusty blade to the spine. Rat Queens style.

COVER SWITCHEROO! PETER PANZERFAUST’s TYLER JENKINS draws this issue’s cover, while RAT QUEENS’ ROC UPCHURCH draws this month’s PETER PANZERFAUST cover! Plus a special incentive B cover diptych for BOTH books by MICHAEL AVON OEMING!



REAL HEROES #5

/ art / cover: BRYAN HITCH

AUGUST 6 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

The cast of The Olympians movies learns the truth about the world they’ve been brought to and the secret of their super powers, and it’s going to destroy the world. Their only hope is an escape back to our world, where an even more shocking truth will be found.



RED CITY #3

story : DANIEL COREY

art / cover: MARK DOS SANTOS

AUGUST 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

The case unravels: Cal confronts personal demons as he realizes that the lives of an entire race hang on the outcome of his investigation and that someone near him isn’t who they appear to be.



REVIVAL #23

story : TIM SEELEY

art: MIKE NORTON cover: JENNY FRISON

AUGUST 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Dana gets dangerously close to the killer stalking black market organ thieves in NYC. Ibrahaim gets even closer to the terrible origins of the scarred hitman.



RISE OF THE MAGI #4

story : MARC SILVESTRI

art / cover A: SUMEYYE KESGIN

cover B: STJEPAN SEJIC

AUGUST 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

Asa’s uneasy alliance of magic wielding criminals is beginning to unravel and trust becomes harder and harder to come by as the line between reality and illusion blurs. Asa is determined to fight the good fight, but is he really fighting the war he sees? Back in his home world of Rune, magic has laws and codes of honor; on Earth no such guides exist. While fighting for his life, Asa learns the terrible lesson that when pitted against the overpowering strength of chaos, order has little or no chance of victory.



SAGA #22

story : BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

art / cover: FIONA STAPLES

AUGUST 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

The family is tested.



SAVAGE DRAGON #199

/ art / cover: ERIK LARSEN

AUGUST 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

COUNTDOWN TO ISSUE #200 REACHES ITS PENULTIMATE ISSUE!

Malcolm Dragon tackles the deadly Demonoids! It’s an all-out underworld war as the Lava Lords, Ant-Menaces, and Demonoids battle it out for world domination — and whoever wins — we lose!! The surface world is on fire and the son of the Savage Dragon is in over his head!



SEX CRIMINALS #8

story : MATT FRACTION

art / cover: SIR CHETLY ZIPPERS

AUGUST 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M+++++ / $3.50

Jon and Suzie have had to deal with a whole lot in their time together but nothing can prepare them for…Robert Rainbow.

Actually he’s a pretty cool guy. And that’s the problem.

Come along and laff and love with the Eisner Award-nominated SEX CRIMINALS by MATT FRACTION (SATELLITE SAM, Hawkeye) and special guest artist CHIP ZDARSKY (SPAWN*, THE WALKING DEAD*)

*avid reader of



SHELTERED #11

story : ED BRISSON

art / cover: JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS

AUGUST 6 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

THE FINAL ARC BEGINS HERE!

You can only pile up so many bodies before the outside world starts to notice.



SHUTTER #5

story : JOE KEATINGE

art / cover: LEILA DEL DUCA & OWEN GIENI

AUGUST 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Ten years ago Kate Kristopher quit her career as a globe-trotting adventurer, but there’s something she’s hiding. Something big.



SIDEKICK #9

story : J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

art / cover: TOM MANDRAKE & HIFI

AUGUST 6 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

After faking his death, the Red Cowl imagined that he could never be found, not by the police, not by his enemies, and especially not by Flyboy, his former sidekick. But now Flyboy has turned to the dark side, and is destroying everything and everyone who stands between him and the Cowl. Until now, the Red Cowl has never known what it feels like to run in fear…but that is about to change.



SKULLKICKERS #30

story : JIM ZUB & WILL HINDMARCH

art: JEFF “CHAMBA” CRUZ & ROYCE “FOORAY” SOUTHERLAND

cover: JEFF “CHAMBA” CRUZ

AUGUST 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

TAVERN TALES THROUGH TIME!

Through the abyss of time and across the far reaches of space there lie other pairs of monster mashing idiots called “Skullkickers.” In this special issue written by JIM ZUB (our regular writer – duh) and WILL HINDMARCH (Always/Never/Now), you’ll get a glimpse at some of these deadly duos for the first time — a tasty appetizer before the fighting feast yet to come…



SPAWN #246

story : TODD MCFARLANE

art: SZYMON KUDRANSKI

cover: SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE

AUGUST 6 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

An unthinkable act takes place in Sara’s apartment. Meanwhile, Marc learns Jim’s dark secret.



SPREAD #2

story : JUSTIN JORDAN

art / cover: KYLE STRAHM

AUGUST 6 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Raiders. Slavers. A gigantic Spreadworm. A hungry baby.

No has problems.



STRAY BULLETS: KILLERS #6

/ art / cover: DAVID LAPHAM

AUGUST 13 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50

For as long as she can remember, Virginia Applejack has been running. She’s run from her family, run from the mob, and run from love. But now she’s going to take a stand. There’s a murderer in her neighborhood that only she knows about. A man she’s ready, willing, and able to kill to preserve her new life…Just like God told her to. See how a Beach House, a Hanukkah Party, and a bowl of hard boiled eggs add up to a fateful decision for one scarred young lady in “The Chosen One”…



SUPREME: BLUE ROSE #2

story : WARREN ELLIS

art / cover: TULA LOTAY

AUGUST 20 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99

Diana Dane is being transported by Darius Dax in the hunt for the mysterious Ethan Crane. It’s a car ride that takes her a lot further than she expects: out into the nature of the universe itself.



TECH JACKET #2

story : JOE KEATINGE

art: KHARY RANDOLPH & DAVE MCCAIG cover: KHARY RANDOLPH & EMILIO LOPEZ

AUGUST 6 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Tech Jacket’s newest adventure brings him in touch with the Colossal…but is this massive ship the vanguard of an alien invasion, or something more sinister? Your mind, prepare to be blown!



THIEF OF THIEVES #24

story : ANDY DIGGLE

art / cover: SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & ADRIANO LUCAS

AUGUST 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

As “The Kill List” marches towards its conclusion, somebody’s got to die…



TREES #4

story : WARREN ELLIS

art / cover: JASON HOWARD

AUGUST 6 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Chenglei is starting to find himself in Shu, the Chinese city built under a Tree: but things are starting to find him, too. There’s a storm coming, and the pressure is starting to be felt all over the world.



UMBRAL #8

story : ANTONY JOHNSTON

art / cover: CHRISTOPHER MITTEN

AUGUST 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“WHAT WHISPERS IN A WODE”

What indeed! But don’t worry, you’ll find out soon enough — after some sword-fighting, horse-stealing, spooky-forest-riding, soldier-tracking, nightmare-enduring, and corpse-finding, of course!

Also: a teensy bit of Mistwalker. See how nice we are to you?



THE WALKING DEAD #130

story : ROBERT KIRKMAN

art: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, & CLIFF RATHBURN

cover: CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART

AUGUST 13 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99

“There were whispers and I was afraid.”



THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #3

story : KIERON GILLEN

art / cover: JAMIE MCKELVIE & MATT WILSON

AUGUST 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Laura has no choice. She has to go underground to find the goth-goth-gothity-goth of the Morrigan. Is this the most ill-advised underworld-related decision since Orpheus decided to see how Eurydice was doing in the back seat? To find out, read the comic that people are literally calling “The one by GILLEN/McKELVIE/WILSON with the very long title.”




WILDFIRE #3

story : MATT HAWKINS

art / cover A: LINDA SEJIC

cover B: STJEPAN SEJIC

AUGUST 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99