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“Wytches,” “Cutter,” “Punks,” “Goners” & More Lead Image Comics’ October 2014 Solicitations

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



WYTCHES #1

story: SCOTT SNYDER

art / cover: JOCK

OCTOBER 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Across the globe, century after century, men and women were burned, drowned, hanged, tortured, imprisoned, persecuted, and murdered for witchcraft. None of them were witches. They died protecting a terrible and hidden truth: witches, real witches, are out there. They are ancient, elusive, and deadly creatures that are rarely seen and even more rarely survived. This October, superstar creators SCOTT SNYDER (SEVERED, Batman) and JOCK (SNAPSHOT, Batman) unveil WYTCHES, and introduce you to a world of unimaginable horror in a special EXTRA-SIZED FIRST ISSUE with 30 pages of story and no ads for just $2.99



RASPUTIN #1

story: ALEX GRECIAN

art: RILEY ROSSMO & IVAN PLASCENCIA

cover A: RILEY ROSSMO

cover B: RYAN STEGMAN

OCTOBER 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

DRACULA AT DOWNTON ABBEY!

In one night Rasputin was poisoned, beaten, stabbed, shot in the head, drowned, then tied up and thrown in a frozen river. It was really bad timing. His beard was just coming in nicely.

New York Times bestselling author ALEX GRECIAN and fan favorite artist RILEY ROSSMO reunite for the first time since their critically acclaimed series PROOF!



BIRTHRIGHT #1

story: JOSH WILLIAMSON

art / cover: ANDREI BRESSAN & ADRIANO LUCAS

OCTOBER 8 / 40 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

For the Rhodes family, losing their son was the most devastating thing that could’ve ever occurred… but it couldn’t prepare them for what happened when he returned.

Skybound’s newest original series turns fantasy into reality in this EXTRA-SIZED FIRST ISSUE for just $2.99, by creator/writer JOSH WILLIAMSON (GHOSTED, NAILBITER) and artist ANDREI BRESSAN.



PUNKS: THE COMIC #1

story: JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

art / cover A: KODY CHAMBERLAIN

art / cover B: ROB GUILLORY

OCTOBER 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Dog, Skull, Fist, and Abe Lincoln live in a house, beat the #### out of each other, and frequently humiliate themselves. There is bleeding and sadness; Morrissey would likely approve.

The cult hit comedy returns with new stories and a classic in the back. From Eisner/Harvey nominees JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (The Bunker, I, Vampire) and KODY CHAMBERLAIN (SWEETS, The Ride).

Exclusive Variant cover by Eisner Award Winner ROB GUILLORY.



GONERS #1

story: JACOB SEMAHN

art / cover: JORGE CORONA

OCTOBER 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

“WE ALL FALL DOWN,” Part One

From the colonization of Roanoke to the Cold War, the world famous Latimer Family has been humanity’s lone defense against paranormal horrors for centuries…until tonight. A deadly assault on the lineage forces an unprepared brother and sister to solve their parents’ murder while trying to escape the grim landscape of horrors that stalk the children themselves.



CUTTER #1 – #4

story: ROBERT NAPTON & SEAMUS KEVIN FAHEY

art / cover: CHRISTIAN DIBARI

OCTOBER 1 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99

CUTTER: Issues 1-4, weekly throughout October! What if that kid you and your friends picked on in your youth came back with a vengeance…to kill you and your friends? That dark guilt-ridden fear is at the core of CUTTER, a cautionary tale about the sins of your past coming back to haunt you. Jeremy lives a quiet life with his wife in a rural town. Successful and stable, Jeremy is the guy next door. But he and his high school friends share a dark secret. And when that secret literally comes back to haunt them, Jeremy must confront his past and his own sanity as he comes face to face with a vicious serial killer…”The Cutter.” From television writer SEAMUS KEVIN FAHEY (Battlestar Galactica, The Following) and comic writer ROBERT PLACE NAPTON (Son of Merlin) with art by acclaimed horror artist CHRISTIAN DIBARI.



THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY: SUPPOSED TO BE THERE TOO #1

story: S. STEVEN STRUBLE

art / cover: SINA GRACE

OCTOBER 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99

“ALWAYS SOMETHING IN MY BLINDSPOT”

The fan favorite LI’L DEPRESSED BOY returns for the everyday adventures of love, life, and vinyl. LDB enjoys his new relationship in spite of work woes. But how will he cope when the last person he wants to see reappears?



MASTERPLASTY (ONE-SHOT)

story / art / cover: JAMES HARVEY

OCTOBER 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

OVERSIZED

“A MODERN CLASSIC” – Ronald Wimberly, Prince of Cats, Black Dynamite.

A young man decides to leave his college girlfriend after getting a new medical technique which drastically modifies the physical appearance of the human body in ways both beautiful and hideous. Will changing the outside change what’s within?

The cult online comic is finally available in print. The print debut of UK writer/artist JAMES HARVEY, beautifully illustrated in the tradition of Jamie Hewlett and Katsuhiro Otomo.



EAST OF WEST: THE WORLD (ONE-SHOT)

story: JONATHAN HICKMAN

art / cover: NICK DRAGOTTA

OCTOBER 29 / 40 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

“THE WORLD”

A STAND ALONE, all-encompassing look at the wider world of EAST OF WEST. Part atlas, part encyclopedia, part timeline, and part apocrypha, EAST OF WEST: THE WORLD is the must-have one-shot companion to the spellbinding series.

NOTE: EAST OF WEST: THE WORLD will contain pivotal plot and character info that will not be in the regular series…so don’t miss out!

The Apocalypse is illuminated in EAST OF WEST: THE WORLD.



WITCHBLADE CASE FILES #1

story: RYAN CADY

art: MICHAEL TURNER, MARC SILVESTRI, DALE KEOWN, STJEPAN SEJIC, DAVID FINCH, & LAURA BRAGA

cover: LAURA BRAGA

OCTOBER 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Take a look into the personal files of Sara Pezzini! 19 years and 180 issues of juggling her career as both a law enforcement officer and the Balance of Good and Evil means a whole lot of crooks, ne’er-do-wells, and straight-up monsters, and we’ve got the scoop on the worst of them. Includes a never-before-seen backup story from Talent Hunt runners-up!



FIVE GHOSTS #13

story: FRANK J. BARBIERE

art / cover: CHRIS MOONEYHAM

OCTOBER 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

BRAND NEW STORY ARC!

“MONSTERS & MEN,” Part One

The critically acclaimed award-winning series returns! Fabian travels to eastern Europe for an all-new adventure!



NAILBITER #6

story: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

art / cover: MIKE HENDERSON

OCTOBER 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

It’s a serial killer!



SOUTHERN BASTARDS #5

story: JASON AARON

art / cover: JASON LATOUR

OCTOBER 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

The hit southern crime series returns, as JASON AARON (Scalped, Thor: God of Thunder) and JASON LATOUR (Wolverine & The X-Men, Loose Ends) pull back the curtain on the history of Craw County and its most famous and feared resident. In a place where only bastards flourish, what does it take to be the biggest, meanest, most powerful bastard of them all? Only Coach Boss knows. And if I was you, I wouldn’t ask him.



THE WALKING DEAD #132

story: ROBERT KIRKMAN

art: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, & CLIFF RATHBURN

cover: CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART

OCTOBER 8 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99

Happiness.



THE WALKING DEAD #133

story: ROBERT KIRKMAN

art: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, & CLIFF RATHBURN

cover: CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART

OCTOBER 22 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99

Impending Doom.



CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2014

story: JEFF PARKER, STAN SAKAI, MARC GUGGENHEIM & TARA BUTTERS, JONATHAN HICKMAN, BRIAN WOOD, AMY CHU, AL EWING, ROBIN FURTH, RYAN DUNLAVEY, JEREMY LAMBERT, CHRIS ELIOPOULOS, LARRY MARDER, ROB REGER & MARIAH HEUHNER, JOE QUINONES & MARIS WICKS, & MERYL JAFFEE

art: TOM FOWLER, STAN SAKAI, MATTHEW HOLM, TERRY DODSON, SHANNON WHEELER, RICH ELSON, EMMA VIECELI, RYAN DUNLAVEY, DECLAN SHALVEY & JORDIE BELLAIRE, CHRIS ELIOPOULOS, LARRY MARDER, CAT FARRIS, JOE QUINONES & MARIS WICKS, KATE LETH, & JANET LEE

cover A: MICHAEL ALLRED

cover B: WALTER SIMONSON

cover C: DEREK CHARM

OCTOBER 8 / 48 PAGES / FC / E / $4.99

A COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND BENEFIT BOOK!

“USED YOUR IMAGINATION LATELY?”

Calling all dreamers and dancers, wanderers and wonderers, free speakers and free thinkers to this year’s CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL, compiled by former Marvel editor and ardent imaginaut LAUREN SANKOVITCH. Within the pages of this year’s Annual, a merry band of legendary creators has crafted 48 PAGES of THRILLING ADVENTURE, POWERFUL DRAMA, and GUT-BUSTING HILARITY that is not only ALL-NEW but ALL AGES! So grab your favorite life forms and gather ’round for a series of tales to test the bounds of your imagination and celebrate our freedom to do so!

All proceeds from this book benefit the important First Amendment work of the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND, who’ve been fighting censorship in comics for over 25 years!



THOUGHT BUBBLE ANTHOLOGY 2014

story / art: CLIFF CHIANG, BOO COOK, MARK ELLERBY, BARRY KITSON, ALES KOT, SARAH McINTYRE, ERIC POWELL, EMMA RIOS, TIM SALE, RICHARD STARKINGS, & MORE

cover: ANNIE WU

OCTOBER 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

TABLOID FORMAT

A collection of new short stories by some of the best in the business, plus many more names to be announced. This anthology is part of the United Kingdom’s Thought Bubble Festival which takes place in Leeds, Northern England from 9-16 November 2014. All profits from this comic go to Barnardo’s, one of the largest children’s charities in the UK.



BLACKHAND COMICS HC

story / art / cover: WES CRAIG

OCTOBER 1 / 104 PAGES / FC / T+ / $19.99

Attention purveyors of fine comic products everywhere! You won’t want to miss this incredible offer! From the co-creator of DEADLY CLASS comes a collection of stories that stretches the limits of sequential storytelling itself! A trio of tales from the online webcomic sensation that is WES CRAIG’s BLACKHAND COMICS. Includes the instant classics “The Gravedigger’s Union,” “Circus Day,” and “The Seed!” Perfect for the casual hobbyist and obsessive collector alike! First time in print!



CASANOVA, VOL. 1: LUXURIA – THE COMPLETE EDITION HC

story: MATT FRACTION

art / cover: GABRIEL BÁ

OCTOBER 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Casanova Quinn, a decadent thief and black sheep to the most famous family in global super-espionage, gets kidnapped across parallel dimensions where survival means masquerading as the greatest secret agent the world has ever known…Casanova Quinn. The first volume of the ultimate in science fiction spy psychedelia collected in an ultra-deluxe oversized edition. At long last, all the covers, all the content, all the comics, between two gorgeous covers. By MATT FRACTION (SEX CRIMINALS, SATELLITE SAM, Hawkeye), GABRIEL BÁ (Umbrella Academy, Daytripper), and FÁBIO MOON (Daytripper, BPRD).

Collects CASANOVA #1-4



BURN THE ORPHANAGE, VOL. 2: REIGN OF TERROR TP

story: DANIEL FREEDMAN & SINA GRACE

art / cover: SINA GRACE

OCTOBER 8 / 152 PAGES / FC / M / $12.99

The video game send-up returns for another pulse-pounding volume! Orphan Rock returns home only to find his city under siege by the MannCorp robots…it’s up to him and him and his friends to take down the evil corporation once and for all!

Collects BURN THE ORPHANAGE: REIGN OF TERROR #1-5



CLONE, VOL. 4 TP

story: DAVID SCHULNER, AARON GINSBURG, & WADE McINTYRE

art / cover: JUAN JOSE RYP & ANDY TROY

OCTOBER 1 / 120 PAGES / FC / T+ / $12.99

Luke Taylor’s mission to uncover the truth behind the Clone program has only lead to the death of his friends. Who will be the next to die in his name?

Collects CLONE #16-20



C.O.W.L., VOL. 1: PRINCIPLES OF POWER TP

story: KYLE HIGGINS & ALEC SIEGEL

art: ROD REIS

cover: TREVOR MCCARTHY

OCTOBER 29 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99

The Chicago Organized Workers League once stood as a beacon of hope against an epidemic of organized crime and an unbeatable “brotherhood” of Super-Villains. Now, in 1962, the union faces a disillusioned public, scandal, and a new era of threats. Here’s what the press has been saying about the hit new series:

“A down and dirty Mad Men meets Heroes in ’60s Chicago.”-Entertainment Weekly

“A gorgeous book, and the story is just as captivating as the art.”-The AV Club

“There’s a touch of Mad Men’s style and sex appeal as well as Watchmen’s serious approach to heroes…Stunning.”-Mental Floss

Collects C.O.W.L. #1-5



MINIMUM WAGE, BOOK ONE: FOCUS ON THE STRANGE TP

story / art / cover: BOB FINGERMAN

OCTOBER 8 / 152 PAGES / BW[a] / M / $14.99

Three years after Rob Hoffman said “I do,” concluding the original run of MINIMUM WAGE, he finds himself divorced, back home with mom, trying online dating, and transitioning from doing comics for adult magazines to redefining himself as artist on a superhero franchise. Juggling mutant horseshoe crabs, new girlfriends, and more, Rob and the gang are back in this collection of the first all-new arc of BOB FINGERMAN’s slice-of-life series. Featuring tons of bonus material!

Collects MINIMUM WAGE #1-6



MORNING GLORIES DELUXE EDITION, VOL. 3 HC

story: NICK SPENCER

art: JOE EISMA

cover: RODIN ESQUEJO

OCTOBER 15 / 440 PAGES / FC / T+ / $49.99

The hit, epic series about a sinister boarding school and the kids trapped there, trying to solve the mysteries of time and space-presented once again in the beautiful oversized deluxe hardcover format, and including copious bonus materials: sketches, character designs, cover galleries, and more!

Collects MORNING GLORIES #26-38



NAILBITER, VOL. 1: THERE WILL BE BLOOD TP

story: JOSHUA WILLIAMSONbr /> art / cover: MIKE HENDERSON

OCTOBER 1 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99

SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE!

“Where do serial killers come from?” and why has Buckaroo, Oregon given birth to sixteen of the most vile serial killers in the world? NSA Agent Nicholas Finch needs to solve that mystery in order to save his friend, and he’ll have to team up with the infamous Edward “Nailbiter” Warren to do it. JOSHUA WILLIAMSON & MIKE HENDERSON deliver a mystery that mixes Twin Peaks with the horror of Se7en!

Collects NAILBITER #1-5



PETER PANZERFAUST, VOL. 2 DELUXE HC

story: KURTIS J. WIEBE

art / cover: TYLER JENKINS

DECEMBER 3 (ADVANCE SOLICIT) / 360 PAGES / FC / T+ / $39.99

The continued adventures of Peter, the Darlings, and the Lost Boys as they enter full out war with the German army from a remote mountain base in France. Having escaped the nefarious Kapitan Haken, they are now dogged by his personal friends and former war comrades, The Hunters! It is a war that shapes their future, changes their lives and an experience from which no one comes out unscathed. See the world of PETER PANZERFAUST through the eyes of Felix and Tiger Lily, and discover what the indomitable Peter sacrificed to save them!

Featuring a full military-themed dossier for each character plus never-seen-before behind the scenes process art!

Collects PETER PANZERFAUST #11-20



SKULLKICKERS, VOL. 5: A DOZEN COUSINS AND A CRUMPLED CROWN TP

story: JIM ZUB

art / cover: EDWIN & HUANG & MISTY COATS

OCTOBER 1 / 144 PAGES / FC / T / $16.99

In this volume: The dwarf has been forcibly returned to his homeland and the deranged diminutive denizens of Dwayre will make sure it’s a homecoming like no other. Get ready for compressed calamity, small skirmishes, truncated troubles, and pint-sized pugilism along with the history of dwarves (y’know, the “short” version).

Collects SKULLKICKERS #24-29



STRAY BULLETS, VOL. 1: INNOCENCE OF NIHILISM TP

story / art / cover: DAVID LAPHAM

OCTOBER 22 / 224 PAGES / BW / M / $19.99

With the return of STRAY BULLETS, it’s time to roll out the “by story arc” trades of DAVID LAPHAM’s influential crime masterpiece….

These are their stories. Follow the lost lives of people who are savagely torn apart by events beyond their control. As the innocent world of an imaginative little girl is shattered when she witnesses a brutal double murder. Or an introverted young boy on the verge of manhood gets a lesson on just how far is too far when he falls for a needy woman who lives life in the fast lane. Or party with a pair of low-rent hoods who learn about what is really important in life just when they shouldn’t. And even learn the story of the most infamous gangster who ever lived, Amy Racecar, who talks to God, lunches with the President, and just may be responsible for the end of the world. These are some of the tales that will rip out your guts and break your heart.

Collects STRAY BULLETS #1-7



TALES OF HONOR: ON BASILISK STATION, VOL. 1 TP

story: MATT HAWKINS

art: SANG-IL JEONG cover: JUNG-GEUN YOON

OCTOBER 29 / 160 PAGES / FC / T+ / $19.99

THE HONORVERSE EXPANDS TO COMICS!

Based on the bestselling military science fiction novels by David Weber, this original comic book series introduces spaceship captain Honor Harrington on the eve of her execution. From prison, Honor relays her epic adventures, starting with a command outpost to a hellish backwater star system that ends up being the lynchpin of an interstellar crisis that will bring war to her home planet.

Collects TALES OF HONOR: ON BASILISK STATION #1-5



THIEF OF THIEVES, VOL. 4 TP

story: ANDY DIGGLE

art / cover: SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & ADRIANO LUCAS

OCTOBER 22 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

Conrad may have pulled off his last heist, but not without making some new enemies. Is anyone in his life safe? Find out in “The Hit List!”

Collects THIEF OF THIEVES #20-25



THE WALKING DEAD: ALL OUT WAR AP EDITION HC

story: ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover: CHARLIE ADLARD

OCTOBER 1 / 248 PAGES / BW / M / $34.99

This special Artist Proof edition collects the monumental ALL OUT WAR story arc all in one volume-as seen through artist CHARLIE ADLARD’s raw pencils. Read the story in a whole new way, never before collected together in one single volume. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #115-126



THE WALKING DEAD “ANDREA” T-SHIRT

Men’s & Women’s sizes

S – XXL $25.00

This bold shirt features sharpshooter Andrea from “A New Beginning,” with artwork by CHARLIE ADLARD.




THE WALKING DEAD “WALKER FACES” T-SHIRT

Men’s Shirt & Women’s Tank Top

S – XL $25.00

XXL $27.00

Time to celebrate what you love most about The Walking Dead-the walkers! This patterned black shirt features zombie face silhouettes by artist CHARLIE ADLARD.




’68: HOMEFRONT #2 (of 4)

story: MARK KIDWELL

art / cover B: KYLE CHARLES & JAY FOTOS

cover A: NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

OCTOBER 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Horror haunts the heartland in this action-packed conclusion to the ’68: PEECE AND LOVE story arc. Harbinger, Pennsylvania, home of the Heralds, transforms from peaceful American small town to undead slaughterhouse as a pep rally becomes a battleground, a family doctor stands guard over his personal gateway to hell, and a teenage couple fights for love and each other amongst monsters both supernatural and all too human. The second of four issues, featuring a script by series writer MARK KIDWELL and gruesome artwork by KYLE CHARLES and JAY FOTOS (’68: HALLOWED GROUND), continues to bring 1960s zombie horror back to “the world.”



BLACK SCIENCE #10

story: RICK REMENDER

art / cover: MATTEO SCALERA & DEAN WHITE

OCTOBER 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Fueled by a long string of failures as a leader, Kadir launches a mad rescue attempt. Can he live up to his promise and finally redeem himself, or will he fall beneath the crawling chaos of a million psychic millipedes?



CHEW #45

story: JOHN LAYMAN

art / cover: ROB GUILLORY

OCTOBER 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“CHICKEN TENDERS,” Conclusion!

The aftermath of last issue’s shocking events, and an ending that’s even MORE shocking.

Plus, this issue comes with a WRAPAROUND TRI-FOLD COVER, starring everybody’s favorite government secret agent cyborg rooster, POYO!!!



DEAD@17: THE BLASPHEMY THRONE #3 (of 7)

story / art / cover: JOSH HOWARD

OCTOBER 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

A long-awaited reunion with an old friend becomes bittersweet when Nara discovers the true depths of Pitch’s evil.



DEADLY CLASS #8

story: RICK REMENDER

art / cover: WES CRAIG & LEE LOUGHRIDGE

OCTOBER 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Kings Dominion School of the Deadly Arts is about to get some competition, as everyone’s favorite animal-loving scar-faced maniac is opening a little murder-academy of his own. And look, he’s brought some friends!



DEATH VIGIL #4 (of 8)

story / art / cover: STJEPAN SEJIC

OCTOBER 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Bernie was right. Clara would find friends, she would find a family with the Death Vigil, but she would gain enemies as well. Powerful enemies that have waited long enough. The Codex of the Dreamers is all but translated and the Pale Court needs one last ingredient to put their plans in motion – Veilrippers from slain vigil members.



DRUMHELLAR #10

story: RILEY ROSSMO & ALEX LINK

art / cover: RILEY ROSSMO

OCTOBER 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Drum strikes a deal that might keep him alive, but at what cost? The consequences ripple across time and space to affect the living, the dead, and the unborn alike, and Drum learns he might be a pawn in a game of cosmic proportions. Well, at least it’s barbecue season…



ELEPHANTMEN #62

story: RICHARD STARKINGS

art: AXEL MEDELLIN

cover: BOO COOK

OCTOBER 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“THE RED QUEEN,” Conclusion

Sahara’s life is changed forever.



THE FADE OUT #3

story: ED BRUBAKER

art / cover: SEAN PHILLIPS & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER

OCTOBER 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS’ new crime noir masterpiece is just getting started! Remember, every month THE FADE OUT has exclusive back pages articles that are only available in the single issues.



GHOSTED #14

story: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

art: DAVIDE GIANFELICE & MIROSLAV MRVA

cover: DAN PANOSIAN

OCTOBER 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

As ghosts of vengeance plague New York, Jackson and company get into an ol’ fashioned biker gang rumble. Time to roll up those sleeves.




GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #2

story: RYAN BROWNE

art / cover A: RYAN BROWNE

cover B: JIM RUGG

OCTOBER 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

The best comic that your mom probably won’t want to read just got bester!

With an army of space crabs about to launch, we take a second to look back and reflect on why those darn space crabs are so crabby! CRABS!



HACK/SLASH: SON OF SAMHAIN #4

story: MICHAEL MORECI & STEVE SEELEY

art: EMILIO LAISO

cover: STEFANO CASELLI

OCTOBER 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

The story takes a deadly turn as Cassie, October, and Delroy face off against a horde of monsters led to battle by the legendary God Beast.



HOWTOONS #3 (of 5)

story: FRED VAN LENTE

art / cover: TOM FOWLER & JORDIE BELLAIRE

OCTOBER 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $2.99

Celine and Tuck learn the hard way they’re not the only residents of the ruined city when the feral ORPHANS attack! Can the siblings survive when separated from each other? More projects! More SCIENCE!



IMPERIAL #3

story: STEVEN T. SEAGLE

art / cover: MARK DOS SANTOS

OCTOBER 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Better than sex? That’s the party line that super heroic Imperial is towing for his protege hero-in-training, Mark. But even if it is better, does that mean Mark is willing to give it up-along with a lot of other human trappings? And what is the unholy menace that men call “Pancho Sarape?” Well, actually, he’s just a bad wedding DJ, but some things aren’t worth fighting over, right?



INVINCIBLE #116

story: ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover: RYAN OTTLEY, CLIFF RATHBURN, & JOHN RAUCH

OCTOBER 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

In the aftermath of Robot’s attempt to take over the world, the few survivors that remain must pick up the pieces of a world once familiar… but now completely alien.



LAZARUS #12

story: GREG RUCKA

art: MICHAEL LARK

cover: OWEN FREEMAN

OCTOBER 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“CONCLAVE,” Part Two

The rulers of the world have gathered in high-security luxury, and now every Family is vying for advantage. Joacquim Morray makes his intentions known to Forever, and Jakob Hock advances his plan to destroy the Carlyle Family once and for all.



LOW #4

story: RICK REMENDER

art / cover: GREG TOCCHINI

OCTOBER 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

On their journey to the Earth’s surface, Stel Kane and her son must travel through the Third City, a lost utopia, long abandoned and ruled by a tribe of villainous pirates. The very same pirates who killed Stel’s husband and stole her daughters many years ago.



MADAME FRANKENSTEIN #6 (of 7)

story: JAMIE S. RICH

art: MEGAN LEVENS

cover: JOELLE JONES & NICK FILARDI

OCTOBER 1 / 32 PAGES / BW / T+ / $2.99

Tensions build to a boil. Henry confronts Vincent about his messing around with dead bodies and Vincent’s new girlfriend comes snooping in the lab. Violence erupts when the mad doctor’s creation meets her replacement!



THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #25

story: JONATHAN HICKMAN

art: NICK PITARRA

OCTOBER 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

“DEPARTURE POINT”

The Manhattan Projects rocket into the COLD WAR with the shocking conclusion of this roller coaster arc. Who lives? Who dies? Find out as…



MANIFEST DESTINY #11

story: CHRIS DINGESS

art / cover: MATTHEW ROBERTS & OWEN GIENI

OCTOBER 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

“What do you plan on using as bait?”



MORNING GLORIES #44

story: NICK SPENCER

art: JOE EISMA

cover: RODIN ESQUEJO

OCTOBER 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“The Library.”



NIGHTWORLD #3 (of 4)

story: PAOLO LEANDRI & ADAM McGOVERN

art / cover: PAOLO LEANDRI & DOM REGAN

OCTOBER 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $3.99

Lost soul Plenilunio glimpses heaven from his private hell, while Hellena’s dragonoid hordes surround the castle of Ludmilla & Lowe. See Hotspot and Plenilunio in all-out metaphysical fisticuffs! See the tragic origin of Hellena! See the runaway hotrod to hell hurtle toward its first arc’s worldshaking conclusion!



ODDLY NORMAL #2

story / art / cover A: OTIS FRAMPTON

cover B: ROB GUILLORY

OCTOBER 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $2.99

Oddly Normal’s parents and house may have vanished off the face of the earth, but things go from bad to weird when her dotty Great Aunt arrives on the scene.



OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #5

story: ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover: PAUL AZACETA & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER

OCTOBER 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

“A WRATH UNSEEN”

As Kyle and Reverend Anderson travel further into this world, the true nature of things starts to reveal itself, and it’s more terrifying than they could have imagined.



PETER PANZERFAUST #23

story: KURTIS J. WIEBE

art / cover: TYLER JENKINS

OCTOBER 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

“ON TILL MORNING,” Part Three

Paris burns. Ammunition depots are blown sky high, fueling stations burn in a raging inferno, and no German official is safe from the vengeance hand of the Lost Boys. A war is coming.



RAT QUEENS #10

story: KURTIS J. WIEBE

art / cover: ROC UPCHURCH

OCTOBER 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Palisade is shattered and recovering from the grand battle against the Spawn of N’Rygoth while the Rat Queens try to pick up the pieces of their fractured bond. Hey, we never promised it would all be candy and drugs.



REAL HEROES #6

story / art / cover: BRYAN HITCH

OCTOBER 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

With the tragedy of the other Earth behind them and the truth about the Olympians revealed, our cast find themselves back home with New York’s refugees. Their homecoming threatens to turn into a war zone though and it’s time to become the heroes they’ve played for real. They really are OUR only hope.



REVIVAL #24

story: TIM SEELEY

art: MIKE NORTON

cover: JENNY FRISON

OCTOBER 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

After a long hard winter, Spring has finally come. But as the snow melts, what twisted secrets will be uncovered?



RISE OF THE MAGI #5

story: MARC SILVESTRI

art: SUMEYYE KESGIN & TINA VALENTINO

cover A: MARC SILVESTRI

cover B: STJEPAN SEJIC

OCTOBER 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

The first arc comes to a conclusion and Asa Stone’s future is in question! 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.



ROCHE LIMIT #2

story: MICHAEL MORECI

art / cover: VIC MALHOTRA

OCTOBER 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

Alex and Sonya forge a dangerous alliance as they work to find Bekkah. Meanwhile, Moscow moves to take control of the colony’s underworld, and three mysterious beings add to the mystery of Roche Limit.



SAGA #24

story: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

art / cover: FIONA STAPLES

OCTOBER 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Hey, it’s The Brand and Sweet Boy!



SEX #17

story: JOE CASEY

art: DAN McDAID & PIOTR KOWALSKI

cover: PIOTR KOWALSKI

OCTOBER 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

“Breaks on a bus, Breaks on a car! Breaks to make you a superstar! Breaks to win and Breaks to lose – but these here Breaks will rock your shoes!



SEX CRIMINALS #9

story: MATT FRACTION

art / cover: CHONG ZRPY

OCTOBER 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Suze and Jon meet Ana. Or rather, meet Ana AGAIN. Or should we say, meet…Ms. Jazmine St. Cocaine AGAIN. Did we just put those words in that order in PREVIEWS? Yes. Yes we did. By MATT FRACTION (SEX CRIMINALS) and CHONNY ZDARKO (SEX CRIMINALS).



SHELTERED #13

story: ED BRISSON

art / cover: JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS

OCTOBER 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Here is it: the showdown thirteen issues in the making. It’s Safe Haven vs. The World.



SIDEKICK #10

story: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

art / cover: TOM MANDRAKE & HIFI

OCTOBER 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

The noose is tightening around the neck of Thomas Winchester, formerly known as The Red Cowl. Desperate and on the run, his only hope is that his former sidekick, Barry Chase, will show mercy and refrain from killing him to avenge years of pain and deception. But with Julia Moonglow at his side, urging vengeance, will Barry save his former partner…or finish his journey to a world darker than any he could have imagined?



SPAWN #248

story: TODD MCFARLANE

art: SZYMON KUDRANSKI

cover: SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE

OCTOBER 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

With Sara still unresponsive at the hospital, Jim’s paranoia heightens with all those treating her. Frustrated by a lack of information, Jim asserts his power to get answers he needs. Meanwhile, Marc tries to crack the mystery of what happened to Sara and Jim, but is interrupted by someone who appears to be an ally. He alerts Marc to the evil Jim is spreading and wants to stop it once and for all.



SPREAD #4

story: JUSTIN JORDAN

art / cover: KYLE STRAHM

OCTOBER 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Ravello and his raiders on one side, Church of the Risen God on the other, with No, Hope, and Molly in the middle. This probably won’t end well.



STRAY BULLETS: KILLERS #8

story / art / cover: DAVID LAPHAM

OCTOBER 22 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50

Spanish Scott, The Finger Man, Beth, Ron, Monster, Mike Hussey…These are just a few of the killers Virginia Applejack has known in her short life. The effect of knowing this collection of cutthroats has never been fully realized until now. As her safe place falls apart, Virginia realizes that the unraveling of her life began with one person, one incident, long buried. To put it right-to excise the cancer eating at her soul and cursing those around her-she may have to do the unthinkable. Virginia Applejack may have to add her own name to her long list of KILLERS.



SUPERANNUATED MAN #4

story / art / cover: TED McKEEVER

OCTOBER 29 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99

GOLDEN-AGE FORMAT

Having barely survived the tortuous antics of the mad scientist Armadillo Jones and his assistant Leopoldo, the human called HE escapes deeper into the viscous underbelly of Blackwater, and finds himself in even worse circumstances.



SUPREME: BLUE ROSE #4

story: WARREN ELLIS

art / cover: TULA TOTAY

OCTOBER 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

People are disappearing from the world. People who may not have belonged in the world at all. Secret protocols are being activated. Diana Dane is on a lost highway. Nothing is what it seems.



TECH JACKET #4

story: JOE KEATINGE

art / cover: KHARY RANDOLPH & EMILIO LOPEZ

OCTOBER 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Just what is the Colossal doing to Zack Thompson? The evolution of the Tech Jacket starts here!



TREES #6

story: WARREN ELLIS

art / cover: JOCK

OCTOBER 15 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Blindhail Station is a research post on Svalbard, in the Arctic Ocean, where observers have been watching a Tree since it landed ten years earlier. Out here, out of sight of the world, something is changing. And it’s going to change everything.



UMBRAL #10

story: ANTONY JOHNSTON

art / cover: CHRISTOPHER MITTEN

OCTOBER 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“THERE, IN THE GLEAMING…”

Rascal gets in trouble. So what else is new?

…Well, the Mistwalker finally lives up to its name, Dalone finds something that shouldn’t exist in the darkness, and you won’t believe who’s in the cage. Stick that in your Oculus and smoke it.



VELVET #9

story: ED BRUBAKER

art / cover: STEVE EPTING & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER

OCTOBER 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Velvet walks a deadly path into the past for answers, as her story takes its darkest turn yet!



A VOICE IN THE DARK: BARREL OF A GUN #2 (of 5)

story / art: LARIME TAYLOR

cover A: LARIME TAYLOR & SYLV TAYLOR

cover B: TERRY MOORE & SYLV TAYLOR

OCTOBER 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Zoey and Rio get to know each other better and find in each other someone who truly understands them. Detective Dunst starts to narrow down the suspect list, but is he working for justice or money?




WAYWARD #3

story: JIM ZUB

art: STEVE CUMMINGS & JOHN RAUCH

cover A: STEVE CUMMINGS & ROSS A. CAMPBELL

cover B: JORGE MOLINA

OCTOBER 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

IMAGE COMICS’ NEW SUPERNATURAL SENSATION! More students with strange abilities, more creatures emerging from the shadows…Rori can see patterns pulling it all together, but can she discover the secret beneath before it’s too late?



THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #5

story: KIERON GILLEN

art / cover: JAMIE MCKELVIE & MATT WILSON

OCTOBER 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Showtime.



WITCHBLADE #179

story: RON MARZ

art / cover A: LAURA BRAGA

cover B: JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

OCTOBER 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Sara Pezzini’s fiercest ally in her battles against the supernatural has always been the Witchblade. But what happens if the Witchblade abandons Sara when she needs it most? A shocking turn of events leaves Sara alone and in deadly danger!



ZERO #11

story: ALES KOT

art: RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ & JORDIE BELLAIRE

cover A: RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ & TOM MULLER

cover B: SARAH HORROCKS & TOM MULLER

OCTOBER 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Iceland, one year later. Zero’s past comes knocking.