Image Comics Solicitations for September, 2011

Thu, June 16th, 2011 at 5:58am PDT

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CBR News Team, Editor
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Image Comics has released solicitation information and images for new books and products shipping in September, 2011. 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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WITCHBLADE #150
story RON MARZ
art STJEPAN SEJIC
cover A STJEPAN SEJIC
cover B MICHAEL BROUSSARD
cover C MIKE CHOI
cover D MICHAEL TURNER
SEPTEMBER 28
48 PAGES / FC / T
$4.99
END OF AN ERA!
WITCHBLADE reaches its momentous one hundred-fiftieth issue! The series reaches another landmark as longtime writer RON MARZ and artist STJEPAN SEJIC put a final stamp on the series they helped define for the modern reader with their final issue. Sara Pezzini has long walked the thin line between being the bearer of the Witchblade and a detective for the New York Police Department. Now as Internal Affairs closes in on her, she may be forced to choose between her two lives.

NEAR DEATH #1
story  JAY FAERBER
art SIMONE GUGLIELMINI
cover  TOMM COKER
SEPTEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
Markham is a professional killer who has a near death experience during a botched mission. Determined to avoid ever returning to the Hell he glimpsed, Markham dedicates himself to balancing the scales. He's going to save a life for every life he's taken. And he's taken a lot of lives...
A new ongoing crime series for fans of Criminal and the novels of Lee Child and Robert Crais.

PIGS #1
story NATE COSBY & BEN McCOOL
art BRENO TEMURA
cover JOCK
SEPTEMBER 14
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
ISSUE ONE: HELLO, CRUEL WORLD
A KGB sleeper cell has been in Cuba since 1962. And now they’re coming to kill you. NATE COSBY (MARVEL), BEN McCOOL (CHOKER, MEMOIR) and hotshot newcomer artist BRENO TEMURA present PIGS, an ongoing series set to join Image’s elite ranks. Terrorists have descended on America, assigned to destroy everything in their path…but why, and why now?

HAUNT #19
story JOE CASEY
art / cover NATHAN FOX
SEPTEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
AN ALL-NEW CREATIVE TEAM KICKS OFF WITH A BOLD NEW DIRECTION!
Brothers Daniel and Kurt Killgore have shared an ominous power, but things begin to unravel – for both of them – when a past tragedy comes back to haunt them.  All-new action! All-new enemies!  The new nightmare begins...NOW!

27: SECOND SET #1 (of 4)
story CHARLES SOULE
art RENZO PODESTA
cover SCOTT FORBES
SEPTEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.99
The next, new reader-friendly chapter in the 27 saga begins HERE. Almost a year after the events of 27: FIRST SET, Will Garland, down-on-his-luck rock star, is desperate to recapture his lost fame. How far will he go, and will he encounter more cosmic craziness and intense action on the way? Answers: very far indeed, and absolutely. But on the plus side – groupies!

TEEN WOLF: BITE ME #1 (of 3)
story DAVID TISCHMAN
art / cover STEPHEN MOONEY
SEPTEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.99
Scott McCall's life is a living nightmare.  Sure, he's co-captain of the Beacon Hills High Lacrosse Team and he's got a hot new girlfriend named Allison who adores him – but Scott was bitten by a werewolf.  And every time he gets excited, the claws come out.  And the hair. And the fangs.  Which might be okay, except Allison's father leads a specially trained group of Hunters who want him dead.  Scott's managed to keep his secret safe, but what happens when he can't reverse the process?  
In this original comic book story based on MTV's new hit series, Scott's stuck – and nothing can change him back.  Will he stay a Werewolf forever?  The horror begins here.

ARTIFACTS #13 (of 13)
story RON MARZ
art DALE KEOWN & SUNNY GHO
cover A DALE KEOWN
cover B JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
cover C JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
OCTOBER 5
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.99
THE DECISION!
It all comes down to this! The Survivor’s plan has come to fruition. All thirteen Artifacts and their bearers are in their fated place. The stakes are simple – the very fate of the Top Cow Universe. And the only question that remains is, will either Jackie Estacado or Sara Pezzini doom the world as Tom Judge predicted? Legendary special guest artist DALE KEOWN (THE DARKNESS/PITT, Hulk) joins Top Cow Universe architect RON MARZ to bring fans an event conclusion they will never forget!
PLUS: Each issue will also feature an Artifacts: Origin story written by RON MARZ and drawn by a guest superstar artist.

'68: JUNGLE JIM (one-shot)
story MARK KIDWELL
art NATE VAN DYKE & JAY FOTOS
cover A NATE VAN DYKE
cover B NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS
SEPTEMBER 28
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.99
Vietnam, 1968: Behind enemy lines, a soldier stands alone. A one-man army…armored against the risen, hungry dead under burlap, bamboo and Army green. Armored against the living with a Bowie knife and a mobile arsenal.
If you got left behind…he’ll find you. If you’re the enemy…you’ll never see him coming. If you’re a zombie…he’ll kill you again.
Sometimes, to slay monsters…you have to become one yourself.
Jungle Jim is a stand-alone one-shot comic story set in the grim world of ’68. Meshing smoothly with the ongoing military horror series, Jungle Jim is a savage new slant on the Vietnam/Zombie apocalypse scripted by MARK KIDWELL with stunning artwork by NATE VAN DYKE and JAY FOTOS.

THE BIG LIE #1
story RICK VEITCH
art RICK VEITCH & GARY ERSKINE
cover THOMAS YEATES
SEPTEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
A lab tech travels back in time to the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 to try and get her husband out of the world trade center before it falls, but will the facts convince him before it's too late?  A riveting tale of 9/11 by award winning master storyteller RICK VEITCH that exposes “The Big Lie!”

DEADLANDS: HOPELESS ROADS (ONE-SHOT)
story STEVE NILES
art / cover FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
based on the game DEADLANDS from PINNACLE ENTERTAINMENT
SEPTEMBER 21 
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99
Visionary Comics and Pinnacle Entertainment bring the weird Western world of Deadlands to comics!  When evil takes over a sleepy western town it will take a heartless father to save the souls of the innocent in the final of four one-shots by masters of horror and noire, Steve Niles and Francesco Francavilla. Backup series also wraps up the origin of Billy the Kid in the world of Deadlands! Do not miss this!

PILOT SEASON: DECLASSIFIED 2011
story TOP COW’S FINEST
art / cover TOP COW’S FINEST
SEPTEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / T
$1.00
TAKE CONTROL!
After five years, the annual Pilot Season has become a comics institution and a unique engine for debuting new ideas and properties into comics! Get your first look at this year’s competition, which begins in October, including the list of creative teams, this year’s concepts, and an early look at the art from each book. You’ll also get an early look at upcoming series from previous winners like GENIUS and 39 MINUTES. We can’t tell you much more, because it’s still Top Secret, but we will give you this hint: 8. 4. 2.

LOVESTRUCK OGN
story DENNIS HOPELESS
art KEVIN MELLON
cover ERIK JONES
SEPTEMBER 7
192 PAGES / BW / T+
STANDARD SIZE
$16.99
It's a love story, but not like you think.  There's no boy meets girl or star-crossed soul mates.  Love is a billion-dollar industry.  Cupid's the megalomaniac CEO.  And Kali Monroe gets paid to break your heart.  Love is all around us.  These are the pricks who control it.

BLUE ESTATE, VOL. 1 TP
story VIKTOR KALVACHEV & ANDREW OSBORNE
art VIKTOR KALVACHEV, TOBY CYPRESS, NATHAN FOX and ROBERT VALLEY
cover VIKTOR KALVACHEV
SEPTEMBER 14
120 PAGES / FC / M
STANDARD SIZE
$12.99
It all starts with a low-rent private eye trying (and failing) to escape the long shadow of his respected cop father.  But a chance encounter with a B-list action star on the mean streets of Hollywood drags the wannabe gumshoe into a world of strippers, mobsters...and the wildest (and only!) case of his career!  See who lives, who dies, and who gets the Tiger Blood knocked outta them in the first four issues of the fast, funny smash hit new crime series from Image Comics! 
Collects BLUE ESTATE #1-4
“One of the best new series this year!”
     -- PopMatters
“Blue Estate is one of the best new series I’ve read in 2011 and that’s not something I say lightly.”
     -- Ranting & Raving

CARBON GREY, VOL. 1: SISTERS AT WAR TP
story HOANG NGUYEN, KHARI EVANS, PAUL GARDNER & MIKE KENNEDY
art / cover HOANG NGUYEN, KHARI EVANS & KINSUN LOH
SEPTEMBER 14
96 PAGES / FC / T+
STANDARD SIZE
$9.99
To a noble family twins are born; Mathilde and Giselle, the Sisters Grey. For centuries the Greys have protected the Kaiser, ruler of Mitteleuropa – but this is a different time. At the dawn of the industrial age a great war rages. When the Kaiser is found dead Giselle is accused of his murder. Pursued by her sisters and hunted by the enemy Giselle must unravel the prophecy of the Carbon Grey before history itself is rewritten. ‘Sisters at War’ includes all three issues of the sold-out first arc plus deleted scenes, concept art and additional new content.

THE DARKNESS COMPENDIUM, VOL. 2 TP
story JENKINS, MARZ, HESTER, TIERI, LAPHAM, & FIALKOV
art KEOWN, BROUSSARD, PORTACIO, LUCAS, MONTIEL, & DENHAM
cover BROUSSARD
SEPTEMBER 28
1280 PAGES / FC / T+
STANDARD SIZE
$59.99
The twisted journey of Jackie Estacado, bearer of The Darkness, an elemental force that allows those who wield it access to an otherworldly dimension and control over the demons who dwell there, continues! Follow Jackie as he returns from Hell itself to seek revenge against the Franchetti mob family, rises to Don, becomes a Kingpin, and falls from grace in these stories by Top Cow’s Finest.
Collects THE DARKNESS vol. 2 #1-24, THE DARKNESS vol. 3 #1-10, THE DARKNESS #75-89 & more!

ELEPHANTMEN, VOL. 4: QUESTIONABLE THINGS TP
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art MORITAT, AXEL MEDELLIN & MARIAN CHURCHLAND
cover BOO COOK
SEPTEMBER 21
312 PAGES / FC / M
OVERSIZED
$24.99
A MAPPO sleeper cell has been reactivating Elephantmen, affecting not only the lives of Hip Flask and Ebony Hide but Vanity Case, Miki, Sahara and LAPD Lieutenant Blackthorne as well.
Collects ELEPHANTMEN #24-30

GREEN WAKE, VOL. 1 TP
story KURTIS J. WIEBE
art / cover RILEY ROSSMO
SEPTEMBER 21
136 PAGES / FC / M
STANDARD SIZE
$16.99
“Green Wake is the strongest debut of 2011.” – CBR
The highly acclaimed, repeat sellout series from writer KURTIS J. WIEBE and artist RILEY ROSSMO is a riveting tale of loss and horror. In the forgotten town of Green Wake, a string of grisly mutilations leads Morley Mack on the trail of a young woman named Ariel, who is the prime suspect. But when a stranger with startling connections to Ariel arrives under mysterious circumstances, Morley unravels a dark plot with a surprising link to his past.
Collects GREEN WAKE #1-5

MORIARTY, VOL. 1 TP
story DANIEL COREY
art / cover  ANTHONY DIECIDUE
SEPTEMBER 7
128 PAGES / FC / T
STANDARD SIZE
$14.99
“THE DARK CHAMBER” Part One
It is the dawn of World War I, and Sherlock Holmes has been dead for 20 years. Holmes’ enemy — Professor James Moriarty — is a lost man. MI5 blackmails Moriarty into finding Holmes' long-lost brother, Mycroft, but what at first appears to be a routine case leads to a web of intrigue that involves a psychic box and its creator, a woman from Moriarty’s past, and a new villain that threatens to be greater than Moriarty ever was!
Collects MORIARTY #1-4

SAVAGE DRAGON: THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT TP
story / art / cover ERIK LARSEN 
SEPTEMBER 7
128 PAGES / FC / T
STANDARD SIZE
$16.99
Following the devastating conclusion of Emperor Dragon Malcolm and Angel Dragon have to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. Introducing new villains Cutthroat Kid, Thunder-Head and Warren Terror as well as returning favorites Mr. Glum, the Absorbanoids and Monster Rex! Featuring a new Mighty Man, the Golden Age Daredevil and a cast of thousands! Comes with our highest possible recommendation!
Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #169-174

SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 12 TP
story TODD McFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN
art GREG CAPULLO, DANNY MIKI, TODD McFARLANE & CHANCE WOLF
cover CLAYTON CRAIN
SEPTEMBER 14
152 PAGES / FC / T+
STANDARD SIZE
$14.99
The Freak returns with an agenda of his own and Sam and Twitch are caught in the middle. Will Spawn come to their aid or will his apathy be the end of the detectives? Throw Wolfram the Vampire and the Heap in the mix and who knows what’ll happen! Relive the excitement of one of the best-selling independent comics of all time and grow your SPAWN: ORIGINS collection!
Collects SPAWN #69-74

SPAWN: ORIGINS BOOK 4 HC
story TODD McFARLANE & ALAN MOORE
art GREG CAPULLO, TODD McFARLANE, TONY DANIEL & KEVIN CONRAD
cover GREG CAPULLO
SEPTEMBER 7
325 PAGES / FC / T+
OVERSIZED
$29.99
Revisit epic battles and relive the introduction of many new characters into the Spawn universe such as the Tiffany, Cy-gor, the Curse and Tremor. Includes the classic “Christmas” issue as well as the double-sized issue 50!
Extra features include color and b/w cover gallery and behind-the-scenes art. All this and more in an oversized, hardcover format complete with a wraparound painted cover by master SPAWN artist GREG CAPULLO. Grow your family of SPAWN: ORIGINS collection of books with this latest stellar addition.
Collects SPAWN #38-50

TWILIGHT GUARDIAN TP
story TROY HICKMAN
art SID KOTIAN, BILL FARMER & REZA
cover KEU CHA
SEPTEMBER 14
160 PAGES / FC / T+
STANDARD SIZE
$19.99
PILOT SEASON WINNER!
The entire tale of a lone, dedicated hero patrolling her nine block suburban neighborhood that captured the imaginations of fans during 2008’s Pilot Season and after heated voting emerged as one of the winning titles is finally collected! Creator and writer TROY HICKMAN (COMMON GROUNDS) along with artist SID KOTIAN (EAT THE DEAD) delves into Twilight Guardian’s past, her motivations for crime-fighting, and even give her an arch-nemesis in the terrifying Dusk Devil! 
Collects TWILIGHT GUARDIAN #1-#4 along with the original PILOT SEASON: TWILIGHT GUARDIAN #1 with a cover gallery, behind-the-scenes insights and more!

ULTRA: SEVEN DAYS DELUXE HC
story JOSHUA LUNA
art / cover  JONATHAN LUNA
SEPTEMBER 14 
248 PAGES / FC / T+
OVERSIZED
$74.99 / S&N LTD ED $99.99
This edition collects the complete run of ULTRA: SEVEN DAYS in an oversized hardcover and slipcase format. In Spring City, where superheroes blur the line between law enforcement and celebrity, Pearl Penalosa, AKA Ultra, is a workaholic. At the prestigious agency, Heroine Inc., she has earned a legion of fans, a nomination for “Best Heroine of the Year,” and a perfect life. Well...almost perfect.  A chance encounter with a mysterious fortune teller prophesizes true love for Pearl within seven days. Limited signed and numbered edition includes an exclusive print.
LIMITED TO INITIAL ORDERS. THESE EDITIONS WILL NEVER BE PRINTED AGAIN!
Collects ULTRA: SEVEN DAYS #1-8

UNDYING LOVE, VOL. 1 TP
story / art / cover TOMM COKER & DANIEL FREEDMAN
SEPTEMBER 21
102 PAGES / FC / M
STANDARD SIZE
$14.99
A tale of horror-action, equal parts vampire mythology and Chinese folklore, set in modern day Hong Kong. Ex-soldier John Sargent has fallen for a beautiful Chinese woman named Mei. The only thing keeping the star-crossed lovers apart: she's a vampire. To free Mei from the curse, Sargent sets out to destroy the vampire that made her. The only problem: Mei was turned by one of the most powerful vampires in history...
Collects UNDYING LOVE #1-4

THE WALKING DEAD 2012 CALENDAR
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
SEPTEMBER 7
26 PAGES / FC / T+
$14.99
13 of the most heart-stopping images from comics' premiere horror series!

THE WALKING DEAD LOGO T-SHIRT
SEPTEMBER 21
S-XL $24.99
XXL $27.99
Show off your love for THE WALKING DEAD!

50 GIRLS 50 #4 (of 4)
story FRANK CHO & DOUG MURRAY
art AXEL MEDELLIN
cover FRANK CHO
SEPTEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
THE END IS HERE!
FRANK CHO (X-MEN: SCHISM), DOUG MURRAY (THE ‘NAM) and AXEL MEDELLIN (ELEPHANTMEN) bring the first chapter of the of the ESS Savannah saga to its epic conclusion as the crew unknowingly has a traitor within their ranks. Has their entire universe-spanning search for home been planned since the beginning? It's looking like it and what results isn't pretty.

ALL NIGHTER  #4 (of 5)
story DAVID HAHN
art / cover DAVID HAHN
SEPTEMBER 21
32 PAGES / BW / T
$2.99
"STEALING SCENES," Part Four
In this penultimate issue, the gang throws a wild Halloween party at the diner, which will turn out to be the last event there for any of them.  After Kit reveals to Martha the truth behind her mother's death, Martha vanishes and a police investigation begins.

AVENGELYNE #3
story ROB LIEFELD & MARK POULTON
art OWEN GIENI
cover A ROB LIEFELD
cover B OWEN GIENI
SEPTEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
“DEVIL IN THE FLESH,” Conclusion
The thrilling conclusion to the first story arc! Has Hell found its new second in command? As Avengelyne battles the serial killer Torment, the Red Dragon shows his true form in battle against Passover!

BOMB QUEEN VII: QUEEN’S WORLD #2 (of 4)
story / art / cover JIMMIE ROBINSON
SEPTEMBER 28
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.50
Bomb Queen brings her reign of horror on the new world order and only one person can stop her: ShadowHawk! But these aren’t your classic heroes and villains. This is world domination 2.0 fought on a global scale in the ultimate battle of good versus evil. Don’t miss out!

‘BREED III #5 (of 6)
story / art / cover JIM STARLIN
SEPTEMBER 28
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
"INVASION!"
'Breed swam all over Elsewhere, hunting for Raymond, Zoe and Pat, the Prodigal.  But is Pat really the savior everyone's been waiting for? Plus Ray gets very unexpected allies in his battle against the Fathers.

BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER #7
story JOE CASEY
art / cover MIKE HUDDLESTON
SEPTEMBER 28
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
And, lo, a day of reckoning shall arrive. On that fateful day, mountains will crumble, seas will boil, Hell will freeze… and the collision course between Butcher Baker, Arnie B. Willard and Jihad Jones reaches its apocalyptic zenith! All this, and Tyler too!
BUTCHER BAKER BLOWS UP YOUR BRAIN BETTER THAN DYNAMITE!

CHEW #22
story JOHN LAYMAN
art / covers ROB GUILLORY
SEPTEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
“MAJOR LEAGUE CHEW,” Part Two
Two captives. Two kidnappers.

DAOMU #7
story KENNEDY XU & COLIN JOHNSON
art / cover KEN CHOU
SEPTEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
Sean is lured back into the fold with a trip into the legendary sunken tomb of Cang Hai Wang. Against his better judgment, Sean must collaborate with Coral and hopefully get a crucial piece of the puzzle concerning his mysterious past…

ELEPHANTMEN #36 
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art AXEL MEDLLIN
cover  MORITAT & AXEL MEDLLIN
SEPTEMBER 21
40 PAGES / FC / M
$3.99
“THE KILLING SEASON,” Part One
Hip's remark "Seems like the Elephantmen are in season," continues to ring true.

EPOCH #2 (of 5)
story KEVIN McCARTHY
art PAOLO PANTALENA & JORGE FARES
cover PAOLO PANTALENA & PAOLO BARBIERI 
SEPTEMBER 14
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.99
MURDER MEETS MAYHEM!
Down the rabbit hole. Spiraling into the shadowy world of the Supernatural, Detective Jonah Wright races to solve the murder of his partner, the Archangel Michael. For the first time in millennia, the Supernatural Council will enact Epoch, an ancient fighting tournament that will determine Michael's successor. But how will Jonah, a mere human, beat the dirty politics and ancient customs of his Supernatural ancestry? Well, if you can't beat 'em...

GLADSTONE’S SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS #5
story MARK ANDREW SMITH
art / cover ARMAND VILLAVERT
SEPTEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / E
$2.99
After finding old comic books in which the hero beats their parents again and again, the Gladstone’s cadets band together to go head to head against the old superhero in an effort to restore their parents’ villainous honor! Then things go horribly wrong...

GØDLAND #36
story JOE CASEY
art / cover TOM SCIOLI
SEPTEMBER 28
48 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.99
BOOK THIRTY-SIX: GOTTERDAMMERAGNAHABHARATA
The universe performs the ultimate act of self-love, so make sure you’re there to rub one out with Adam Archer and the rest of his cosmic crew! You got questions? This issue’s got all the answers!
DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUE! OVER 40 PAGES OF STORY!
AD COPY: YOU GOTTA LOSE YOUR MIND IN GØDLAND RØCK CITY!

GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES #4 (of 4)
story MARK SABLE
art / cover  PAUL AZACETA   
SEPTEMBER 28
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
MINISERIES CONCLUSION!
The shocking cause of the zombie outbreak in Afghanistan is finally revealed. The only way for our uneasy alliance of Marines and Taliban have is to turn the zombies against their creators.  Find out who - if anyone - will survive The Graveyard of Empires.

HACK/SLASH #8 
story TIM SEELEY
art DANIEL LEISTER
cover A DANIEL LEISTER & RACHELLE ROSENBERG
cover B  ERIK JONES
SEPTEMBER 14
32 PAGES/ FC / T+
$3.50
“FAME MONSTER,” Conclusion
Cassie and Vlad have been split up, as the killer stalks sextape star/wanna-be rocker, Anna Pouperheus backstage.  But, The Neflords are seconds away from taking over NYC. What to save?! Celebrity culture will be skewered...literally. Also, Pooch and Cat Curio team up! “FAME MONSTER” concludes with a scream!

THE INFINITE #2
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover ROB LIEFELD
incentive covers
1:25 ROB LIEFELD
1:50 ROB LIEFELD & TODD McFARLANE
SEE ORDER FORM FOR MORE DETAILS!
SEPTEMBER 14
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99
Bowen’s mission has begun. The Infinite are on the move and their attempt to take over the world is underway. He must now train his younger self, Bo for the coming war... but is he ready? Could Bowen be leading himself to his own death?

THE INFINITE #2 DELUXE EDITION
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover ROB LIEFELD
SEPTEMBER 14
48 PAGES / FC / T
$5.99
This Deluxe Edition of THE INFINITE #2 comes loaded with mountains of behind the scenes sketches and illustrations by ROB LIEFELD and piles of notes and script pages by ROBERT KIRKMAN. Much like your favorite extras-filled DVDs, this version will give you a glimpse behind the curtain to see all the usually unseen work that goes into the creation of a comic book.

INVINCIBLE #86
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CORY WALKER
SEPTEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
CORY WALKER RETURNS TO INVINCIBLE!
Allen thinks he’s doing what’s right – what must be done, but could he be wrong? Nolan and Young Omni-Man must do whatever it takes to prevent him from completing his mission, could this be the end of Allen The Alien?

THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY #7
story S. STEVEN STRUBLE
art SINA GRACE
cover STEVE ROLSTON
SEPTEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99
“WE DIDN'T COME HERE TO ROCK”
Having driven hundreds of miles enduring everything that could go wrong, The Li'l Depressed Boy arrives at his intended destination: A concert by Arizona's ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD. It's all smooth sailing from here on out, right? Featuring a cover by GHOST PROJEKT artist and second best mustache in comics, STEVE ROLSTON.

MAGDALENA #9
story RON MARZ
art / cover NELSON BLAKE II, DAVID MARQUEZ, SAL REGLA & DAVE McCAIG
SEPTEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.99
BACK MONTHLY!
After a sabbatical, the fan favorite team of RON MARZ (ARTIFACTS, WITCHBLADE), NELSON BLAKE II (PILOT SEASON: MURDERER) and DAVID MARQUEZ (Secret Warriors, Days Missing) return with a monthly MAGDALENA series. Once more under the employ of the Catholic Church, Patience, the current Magdalena and her mentor, Knight of Malta Kristof, are called on to find a piece of the One True Cross.

MARKSMEN #3 (of 6)
script DAVID BAXTER
art JAVIER ARANDA, GARRY LEACH & JESSICA KHOLINNE
cover TOMM COKER
SEPTEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99
New San Diego is betrayed and its heart is torn in two.  Drake and the Marksman scramble to face the assault on more than one front, but the Trojan Horse has already bolted.

MORNING GLORIES #13
story NICK SPENCER
art JOE EISMA
cover RODIN ESQUEJO
SEPTEMBER 14
32 PGS / FC / M
$2.99
P.E.
“MORNING GLORIES is a miraculous title…, Nick Spencer has found the perfect balance between mystery and character and delivers a riveting comic that also has believable characters with realistic motivations.”
Benjamin Birdie, CBR.com

MYSTERIOUS WAYS #3 (of 6)
story JASON RUBIN
art / cover TYLER KIRKHAM
SEPTEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.99
THIS KILLER JUST SAVED YOUR LIFE…
The pieces are starting to come together for Sam, the alcoholic ex-cop turned serial killer suspect… literally. The pieces of silver in Sam’s pocket are starting to form a picture, but if Sam is going to escape Agent Zassel he will need to make a leap of faith. Video game industry titan JASON RUBIN (THE IRON SAINT, Crash Bandicoot) teams with TYLER KIRKHAM (GREEN LANTERN CORPS) to bring a dark, action-packed supernatural thriller that will have you questioning everything you believe.

RED SPIKE #5 (of 5)
story JEFF CAHN
art MARK TEXEIRA, SALVADOR NAVARRO & IFANSYAH NOOR
cover MARK TEXEIRA
SEPTEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99
MINISERIES CONCLUSION
After the casualties mount up Coughlin vies for control of Red Spike. If he does, Moyer will be court-martialed. Matt Cutler is the golden ticket each side needs to win. Power breeds arrogance and often times, relinquishing that power is the most difficult part of having had it in the first place. Will Moyer's stand be enough to protect his program? Will Matt stand with his Mentor? Or is Red Spike destined to be torn down by its own favored son? Find out in this thrilling climax of RED SPIKE's first mission.

THE RED WING #3 (of 4)
story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art / cover NICK PITARRA & RACHELLE ROSENBERG 
SEPTEMBER 14
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.50
“HARMONICS”
The shocking enemy revealed as the final conflict for dominion of all space-time begins.
It's World War 4D! Don't miss it!

REED GUNTHER #4
story SHANE HOUGHTON
art / cover CHRIS HOUGHTON
SEPTEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / E
$2.99
"REED GUNTHER IN FISH OUT OF SLAUGHTER!"
Reed and his trusty steed Sterling must fight their way through the wild, wild... East? The out-of-place cowboy searches New York City for the monster-creating Idol and his missing friends while being pursued by the President’s best monster-fighting government agent!

SAMURAI’S BLOOD #4 (of 6)
story OWEN WISEMAN
art NAM KIM, MATTHEW DALTON & SAKTI YUMONO
cover JO CHEN
SEPTEMBER 14
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99
Tensions rise as Katashi's impatience and lack of foresight create greater obstacles for freeing Mayuko. But when the proud samurai Tokugawa Daigan desires a battle with Katashi in the arena, Jun makes a decision that puts both Katashi and Mayuko at risk.

SAVAGE DRAGON #176 
story / art / cover ERIK LARSEN
SEPTEMBER 28
48 PAGES / FC / T+
$4.99
OVERLORD TRIUMPHANT
It's Malcolm Dragon vs. his father's greatest foe! But what chance does a high school freshman have against Chicago's notorious crime boss? And if that isn't enough – an alien invasion is on its way! And Angel Dragon has problems of her own!

SCREAMLAND #4
story HAROLD SIPE & CHRISTOPHER SEBELA
art LEE LESLIE
cover HECTOR CASANOVA
SEPTEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
“DEATH OF THE PARTY,” Part Four
Time is running out to find Invisible Man’s murderer and there’s just one name left on the list of suspects: Robrain. Hitting the road to track him down, Carl and Travis will wade into an ocean of secrets, including one so huge it threatens to break up their bromance for good.

SEVERED #2
story SCOTT SNYDER & SCOTT TUFT
art / cover ATTILA FUTAKI
SEPTEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
“NEW SKIN”
Jack learns the road is full of swindlers. And in Chicago, the most devious one awaits him: a travelling-salesman with shark-like-teeth who craves the flesh of the innocent.
SCOTT SNYDER (American Vampire, Detective Comics), SCOTT TUFT and ATTILA FUTAKI (Percy Jackson) are back with 2011’s most terrifying horror series. SEVERED.

SHINKU #4
story RON MARZ
art / cover LEE MODER, MATTHEW WAITE & MICHAEL ATIYEH
SEPTEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
“THRONE OF BLOOD,” Part Four
As Shinku closes in upon an ultimate weapon to destroy the vampire clan, the vampires close in on her and her allies. There will be blood! But whose? The sellout monthly series from Ron Marz and Lee Moder races toward the climax of its first story arc! 

SKULLKICKERS #11
story JIM ZUB
art EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS
cover SAEJIN OH
SEPTEMBER 28
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99
"FIVE FUNERALS AND A BUCKET OF BLOOD," Part Five of Five
-oblem with solicitations, right? You have to make people believe in the book, your dependability and tap into their excitement for comics in 50 words or less. It’s tough, especially when so much gets hyped to a ludicrous “Nothing will ever be the same” level, leaving them nowhere els-

SPAWN #211
story WILL CARLTON
art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE
cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI
SEPTEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
“VIOLATION OF TRUST," Part One
Jim discovers the shocking truth about the Clown's origins and motivations, prompting a violent showdown that's been building since issue 185: JIM vs. CLOWN!  

THE VAULT #2 (of 3)
story SAM SARKAR
art  GARRIE GASTONNY & SAKTI YUWONO
cover GARRIE GASTONNY & BAGUS HUTOMO
AUGUST 31
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.50
A small team of treasure hunters struggles to excavate a dangerous and legendary treasure pit before a massive storm hits Sable Island, the Graveyard of the North Atlantic..  Equipped with all the latest technology, the scientists believe they are prepared against all of nature's fury, but nothing can prepare them for what they are about to unleash from the Vault.

VESCELL #2
story ENRIQUE CARRION
art / cover JOHN UPCHURCH
SEPTEMBER 28
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
Braving dangerous damsels and vengeful villains. Agent Mauricio "moo" Barrino's intriguing cases leave him stuck between the most dangerous sibling rivalry, and an artificial intelligence who wants a baby.

THE WALKING DEAD #89
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
SEPTEMBER 7
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99
He has gone too far.

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #36
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
SEPTEMBER 7
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99
Marriage proposal.

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #37
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
SEPTEMBER 14
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99
The ninth month begins…

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #38
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
SEPTEMBER 21
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99
Preparation for war.

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #39
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
SEPTEMBER 28
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99
BIRTH.

WITCH DOCTOR #4 (of 4)
story BRANDON SEIFERT
art / cover LUKAS KETNER
SEPTEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
It's Dr. Morrow's toughest challenge yet: a magical malpractice hearing!  Mystics Without Borders wants answers.  Why did the case of the "Patient from the Black Lagoon" go so wrong?  What's the biological secret of the Deep Ones, and their connection to the 'Great Old Infections'?  And how do you fight an epidemic that's turning people into fish-people?  Find out, in the finale of the debut miniseries from Robert Kirkman's Skybound Originals line!  
"WITCH DOCTOR has the potential to be the next great horror story in the comic industry." – Bloody Disgusting

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