More Image Solicitations for December, 2008

Image Comics has released additional solicitation information and images for new books and products shipping in December, 2008 from Top Cow Productions and Shadowline. When you're through checking out these solicitations for new 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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Image Comics Solicitations - Last Six Months


Impaler #1

(W) William Harms (A) Matt Timson (Cov) Matt Timson, Sheldon Mitchell

The terrifying story that began in the Impaler Vol. 1 trade paperback continues with a new ongoing series from Top Cow!

Millions of vampires have descended upon America. In a desperate bid to defeat them, the U.S. military nuked New York City. Unfortunately, it was too little, too late. Humanity’s only chance rests in the hands of vampire hunter Vlad the Impaler and a small band of human survivors.

Don’t miss the next thrilling chapter of the International Horror Guild-nominated story!

Cover A — Matt Timson

Cover B — Sheldon Mitchell

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Impaler/Black Vault Preview Book

(W) William Harms, B. Clay Moore (A) Nick Marinkovich, Nick Postic, Francis Tsai, Nelson Blake II (Cov) John Paul Leon, Nelson Blake II, Stjepan Sejic

This preview book features early peeks at Impaler and Black Vault, two new series coming from Top Cow in 2009.

Color-B/W 32 pages $2.99 preview book

The Darkness: Lodbrok’s Hand


(W) Phil Hester (A) Michael Avon Oeming (Cov) Michael Avon Oeming, Massimo Carnevale


The unique stylings of superstar artist Michael Avon Oeming (Powers, Mice Templar) are a perfect match for a Darkness and Vikings tale!

In a barbaric age lost to history, mad kings sacrifice their subjects to strange gods, dragons fill the sky, witches weave their spells, warriors wade through bloodstained snow, and still The Darkness reigns. Lodbrok’s Hand is Viking mayhem on an epic scale with an intense twist only The Darkness can provide!

Features a jaw-dropping variant cover by Massimo Carnevale (Northlanders, Y: The Last Man).

Cover A — Michael Avon Oeming

Cover B — Massimo Carnevale

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 one-shot

Cyblade #3

(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A) Rick Mays (Cov) Rick Mays, Stjepan Sejic

Dominique’s hard decision leads to her salvation, but with Cyberdata on her heels, can the Resistance rally themselves fast enough to stand up against an army of SHOC Troops? With a special appearance by one of her future teammates on Cyberforce!

Cover A — Rick Mays

Cover B — Stjepan Sejic

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Witchblade #123

(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

NYPD Detective Sara Pezzini wields half of the powerful ancient artifact known as the Witchblade. But now she faces a foe that predates even the mystical gauntlet, confronting a deadly horror that has descended upon Brooklyn’s Ultra Orthodox Jewish community. Could the biblical Angel of Death truly have been unleashed?

Meanwhile, the bearer of the other half of the Witchblade, Dani Baptiste, suspects one of her dance students is far more than she seems.

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Witchblade #118 Marc Silvestri San Diego Comic-Con Variant

(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Marc Silvestri

Iconic Witchblade as only Marc Silvestri can do, this San Diego exclusive will stop you in your tracks!

Full Color 32 pages $10.00 convention exclusive

Dragon Prince #4

(W) Ron Marz (A) Lee Moder (Cov) Jeff Johnson, Ryan Sook

Imprisoned in a dungeon high up in the Himalaya Mountains, Aaron Chiang comes face to face with the father he always believed was dead — the Dragon King. Can father and son manage to escape from their imprisonment…or will one have to sacrifice his own life to save that of the other? The modern fantasy by Ron Marz and Lee Moder roars to its pulse-pounding climax!

Featuring a special variant cover by Ryan Sook (Countdown)!

Cover A — Jeff Johnson

Cover B — Ryan Sook

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 limited series

Rising Stars Compendium Hardcover

(W) J. Michael Straczynski, Fiona Avery (A) Brent Anderson, Keu Cha, David Finch, Karl Moline

When Rising Stars first debuted in 1999, people hailed its fresh take on the superhero mythos, grounding the fantastic in reality. The groundbreaking series by acclaimed writer J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Thor) spawned three spin-off mini-series and has influenced successful TV shows like The 4400 and Heroes.

Now, for the first time ever, every issue of Rising Stars, from the #0 to the last issue of the last mini-series, is collected into one comprehensive deluxe hardcover.

Collects Rising Stars #1-24, #0 issue, #½ issue, Prelude issue, Rising Stars: Bright, Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead and Rising Stars: Untouchable.

Full Color 1,008 pages $99.99 hardcover




script by KAT CAHILL

art & cover by SETH DAMOOSE

32 pages




“Wolf in the Fold”

Renee discovers that all may not be what it seems when she looks behind the curtain of super-heroes. And no one will see this issue’s surprise ending coming…especially Tempest and Blue Thunder!

Tag: Thrills, spills and the occasional laugh as the Who Wants To Create A Super-Heroine finalist reaches its second issue!

I HATE GALLANT GIRL is ‘„¢ and © Kat Cahill & Seth Damoose, 2008. All Rights Reserved.


story by Wayne Chinsang/Justin Shady

art & cover by Dwellephant



December 17


You've probably never heard of the Churamane, have you? They were a particularly lazy and not terribly bright species that lived a long time ago and vanished without a trace. This story follows them from the time they get invited aboard Noah's Ark, all the way up to the moment they finally arrive at the boat… only to realize that they're late and have been locked out! They come to realize that they've literally missed the boat on survival, and have doomed their entire species to extinction.

TAG: Engagingly written with wonderfully vibrant art this story will delight readers of all ages and, if you're not looking, may even teach a lesson about procrastination and slothfulness.

MISSING THE BOAT is ‘„¢ and © Justin Shady & Milan Zori, 2008. All Rights Reserved.



art and cover by MANNY TREMBLEY

152 pages




Pollo, the evil goat everyone loves to hate, is still up to no good… this time enlisting the help of two more villains in an attempt to take over the world’s computers. Dahlia’s tech-expert father is called into the fray, only to once again find himself trapped by his own creation. Enter our band of unlikely heroes, Weatherby, Wikkity, Dahlia and Panda! But all is not well with our intrepid band, as Weatherby accidentally uncovers the awful truth behind his own past, and the key to Pollo’s devilish scheme.

The PX! Crew is back in action with another installment of their twice-Eisner-Award-Nominated all-ages comic series!

PX! is ‘„¢ and (c) Manny Trembley and Eric A. Anderson, 2008. All Rights Reserved.

SAVAGE #3 (of 4)

co-plotted by Jeff Frank & Steve Niles

script by Jeff Frank & Dan Wickline

Art & cover by by Mike Mayhew

32 pg




Lost in the woods, his leg savagely wounded by a creature that can't exist, Peter desperately clings to the last shreds of his sanity. Meanwhile, in order for Sam to save an innocent life, he must transform from hunter to monster and fight a pack of bloodthirsty werewolves to the death! This is when the fur really starts to fly…

SAVAGE is ‘„¢ and © Jeff Frank, Mike Mayhew & Dan Wickline, 2008. All Rights Reserved.

Ted McKeever Library Book Two: EDDY CURRENT HC

Story and art by TED MCKEEVER

358 pages




Eddy Current is insane. At least that's what the world deems him to be. The very same world he intends to save. A window of opportunity opens, literally, allowing our hero to escape the asylum he calls home. Bed-check isn't until 6 am, giving him 12 hours of freedom to accomplish his hero-given quest. Joined by a massive wall-of-a-woman called Nun, Eddy will live an adventure…filled with the depths of humanities darkest crevices, as well as the heights and power of friendship and redemption.

This volume features all 12 issues, plus unused art, and a slew of extras. Collected under one cover for the first time!

EDDY CURRENT is ‘„¢ and © TED MCKEEVER, 2008. All Rights Reserved.

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