Image Comics solicitations for product shipping July, 2002

Tue, April 23rd, 2002 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

(W) Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier (A) Matt Haley & Aleksi Briclot

FC 48pp $5.95 One-shot special

In stores the week of July 24th.

The Concept

An ancient artifact of great power known as the Crown of Ghengis lies at the heart of a hidden temple in the mountains of Nepal, and a group of adventurers are on a quest to find it not all of them for the same reason. After a long hard journey filled with natural dangers and giant bigfoot-like creatures, the adventurers find out that reaching the temple is only the beginning! What follows is a journey to the heart of the Earth and a showdown with a dark force so evil that it boggles the mind beyond comprehension!

Recommended for readers and fans of Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider, and H.P. Lovecraft


Alone in the Dark is ™and Infogrames 2002. All rights reserved.

(W) Munier Shurief (P) Alex Ross and Wilson Tortosa (C) Shane Law and Udon Studios

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing series

Retailer Note: Battle of the Planets #1 will be released with four (4) different covers shipping in an equal 25/25/25/25 ratio by superstar artists

J. Scott Campbell

Michael Turner

Marc Silvestri

Alex Ross

In stores the week of July 17th.

The Concept

Banded together to protect the earth, G-Force is a team of five highly trained teenagers who keep the world safe from all manner of evil threats! Using an array of advanced weapons and even-more-advanced vehicles, the team best known for their 1970's cartoon series is set to be taken into the 21st Century by some of the top talents in comics!

This Issue

The Wait is OVER! Sandy Frank Productions, Top Cow Productions and Alex Ross proudly Present G-Force, The Battle of the Planets. Yes it's true. This July, the hottest book of 2002 takes off, written by Munier Sharief (Battle Chasers) and newcomer penciler extraordinaire Wilson Tortosa, with story layouts, art direction and COVERS by ALEX ROSS! Join Mark, Jason, Tiny, Keyop, and Princess on all their adventures to save the earth from the evil Zoltar and the forces of Spectra!

Recommended for readers and fans of Voltron, Robotech, G.I. Joe, and Transformers


Battle of the Planets is ™and Sandy Frank Film Syndication Inc. 2002. All rights reserved.

(W) Munier Shurief (P) Alex Ross and Wilson Tortosa (C) Shane Law and Udon Studios

FC 32pp $5.95

In stores the week of July 17th.

The smash hit Battle of the Planets makes it premiere with an all-new, exclusive holofoil edition cover by Alex Ross! This exclusive edition won't last long!!

(W) Trent Kaniuga & Christina Z. (A) Trent Kaniuga

FC 32pp $2.95 4 of 4.

In stores the week of July 17th.

The Concept

CreeD is Mark Farley, a boy who created his own Dreamworld for escape when physical and mental pain became too tough to bear by himself. What he didn't realize was that many of the creatures that were created didn't want to stay there, and that this wonderful solace could, in fact, be corrupted by someone with evil intentions. When fantasy and reality collide, it proves to be the most dangerous thing Mark ever imagined!

This Issue

The smoking gun in a young boys hand... murder takes the life of the dream warrior. Trucker Lowe turns out to be a dead man from Marks past, come back to do more than just haunt him. Lendershin reveals his true form, and assimilates Marks abilities... and not even dream magic can save him now.

Can Mark rescue Lori from herself before his own demise??? Can Lori break Lendershin's spell and free CJ from his bondage? Will CJ be able to save Mark from fading into oblivion?

Can a bullet kill a dream?

You wont want to miss the "Death of Creed", the final issue of Creed:

Utopiate. More painful than a brain hemorrhage, and twice as fun.

Recommended for Readers and Fans of...

The Books of Magic, The Maxx, Adventures of Harry Potter, Cowboy Bebop, and those who love painted works.


CreeD is ™ Trent Kaniuga and Trent Kaniuga and Christina Z, 2002 All

rights reserved.

(W) Steve Niles (A) Paul Lee

FC 32pp $2.95 Bimonthly Ongoing Series

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In stores the week of July 24th.

The Concept

Mark Haggerty is permanently fused with an experimental robot suit called Cy-Bot. Unlike armored heroes of the past, Mark's first instinct isn't to save the world, but to ensure his survival and take back his life. Imagine that you have become imprisoned within a suit of armor and that it has fused with your entire nervous system. How will you cope when even the simplest of bodily functions are denied you?

This Issue

"Canned Heat"- Part Three

Word has spread that Agent Mortis is out of control in Los Angeles and

the BIG GUNS have been called in to stop him and the "killer robot"

wanted for the murders of Mark Haggerty and Dr. Fard. Enter: THE

IMPLEMENTERS, a small band of government sanctioned superheroes, DOA,

KID CRASH and SLIVER. Their mission: Stop Mortis, stop Cy-Bot and figure

out what the hell is going on!

Recommended for Readers and Fans of...

Spawn, Hellspawn, X-Files, Star Wars, Ghost In The Shell, Battle

Chasers, and Concrete.


Fused! is Steve Niles, 2002. All Fused! characters and concepts

Steve Niles, 2001. All images Paul Lee, 2002

G.I. JOE #8
(W) Josh Blaylock (A) Steve Kurth (I) John Larter (Cover) Mike Zeck

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of July 10th.

The Concept

G.I.JOE is the code name for America's daring and highly trained special

mission force. It's purpose: to defend freedom against COBRA, a

ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world.

This Issue

Finally! Destro and Cobra Commander hammer things out, as Destro

decides what to do concerning his son Alexander's abuse of the Cobra

throne. The question is, will Cobra Commander listen to what the arms

dealer has to say, or will he unleash the full wrath of Cobra upon him?

Meanwhile, Storm Shadow continues his infiltration of the Joe HQ, while

Beach Head gives the troops the most grueling training sessions of their lives.

Recommended for readers and fans of:

G.I. Joe is a sure win with anyone into high adventure, military action,

and more. It's an action story that plots the U.S. military against a

team of near-super villains, and a great nostalgia kick to boot. For

fans of We Were Soldiers, Twenty-Four, Metal Gear, or the old G.I. Joe

comics and cartoons.


G.I. Joe is ™ and Hasbro, Inc, 2002. All right reserved.

(W) Jonathan Peterson (A) Aron Wiesenfeld (I) Art Thibert (Cover) Aron Wiesenfeld

FC 32pp $2.95 Four issue finite series

In stores the week of July 10th.

The Concept

Years ago, Christian Angelos, last of the warrior Archangels,

mysteriously disappeared. Now the forces of Hell are assembling and

Heaven desperately needs its agent. Unfortunately, Angelos has

resurfaced, only this time as a Hollywood star with no memory of his

prior life. Worse, his enchanted lance -- the only weapon capable of

killing arch-demon Daemon Malecent is missing. It's time for GUARDIAN

ANGEL, Heaven's last line of defense, to rediscover his purpose and

battle again!

This Issue

It's all-out action as Guardian Angel's mansion falls under attack by

scorpion demons! Yet even while the insect horde ransacks the grounds

to uncover a long buried secret, it's also the debut of Dominique

Dubois, the martial arts beauty whose fate is forever tied to


But is she his salvation or doom? Meanwhile, this issue also unveils

Guardian Angel's jaw-dropping hideaway as he receives his battle armor

and learns his true purpose on Earth!

Recommended for readers and fans of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and lovers of good old fashioned fun!


GUARDIAN ANGEL is ™ and Blue Dolphin Productions, 2002. All right reserved.

Last year, we took the bold step of introducing a title intended to

bring back the "showcase" style of books that started the Silver Age of

Comics. This new series, Image Introduces..., was designed to showcase

brand new concepts, new and different creative teams showcasing untried

stories in every issue. Over the course of the last few months, Image

Introduces... has brought a huge variety of different genres and tales,

and now we're giving you the chance to catch up on one of these gems

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that you might have missed.

Bobo is an ape unlike any you've erev seen before. Bobo is smart, an

evolutionary branch previously unheard of, with the same mental capacity

of a human. But Bobo still has the strength of an ape, and when a group

of poachers kills on of his human friends, he'll put that strength to

good use...

Cover A by David Michael Beck

Cover B by Mitch Byrd

It was the perfect murder no rhyme, no reason, no witnesses. But if

this murder was so perfect, then why is the killer being followed,

taunted at every turn. Who or what could know about the murder, and what

do they want?

Isis was an Egyptian goddess, ruler of all she surveyed. But when Isis

is torn from her ancient world and lands in modern day Los Angeles, her

world is turned upside down. How will this goddess live in a godless world?

Dr. Shannon Palmer is a cryptozoologist, a scientist who searches for

animals of legend, such as the sasquatch and the Loch Ness Monster. When

Shannon receives a grant to explore an island populated by such

creatures her greatest dreams (and nightmares) come true.

(W) James Robinson (A) Paul Smith

FC 48pp $4.95 Ongoing series

In stores the week of July 31st.

The Concept

Fourteen-year-old Chance Falconer has the occult in her blood. Her

father, Lucas Falconer is the supernatural defender of the Devil's Echo,

an amazing city where the supernatural is an everyday occurrence. But

when her father puts his foot down and says no to Chance's desire to

continue the family tradition, she strikes out on her own to prove him

wrong getting involved in her own mysteries and adventures both

fantastic and otherworldly.

Is she up to this task? Leave it to Chance.

This Issue:


At long last, Chance returns, and she's brought along all of the old

favorites as well as a hoard of new ones! After the death of her father

in issue #12, Chance is wondering if continuing in his footsteps will

bring her to the same fate. But when a mysterious man named Milo Otway

decides to resurrect local 1950's singing sensation Drake Dargo, Chance

has little time to ponder her future! Old friends, zombies, and

unexpected twists abound in the long awaited return of Leave it to

Chance, taking her into a brand new era for returning fans and giving

new readers a perfect point to jump on and see what they've been missing!

Recommended for readers and fans of...

Starman, Harry Potter, Batman Beyond, and Scooby Doo.


Leave it to Chance is ™ and James Robinson & Paul Smith, 2002. All right reserved.

by Frank Cho

BW 128pp $14.95 Oversized trade Paperback

In stores the week of July 17th.

It collects Liberty Meadows comic book #1-9 for the first time, at

asuper low price of $15.00. 12 1/4 x 9 1/2

This Edition

This book collects the first 9 issues of the award winning and totally

uncensored Liberty Meadows for the first time in a massive volume. Come

and meet Dean, Ralph, Leslie, and Khan and rest of the gang at Liberty

Meadows. See Frank the vet's first encounter with Brandy, the lovely

animal psychiatrist and watch as he falls madly in love with her.

This collection includes a cover gallery and sketch gallery of

unpublished Liberty Meadows art.

Recommended for readers and fans of Bloom County, Calvin and Hobbes, Bone, and Little Annie Fannie.


Liberty Meadows is Frank Cho, 2002. All rights reserved.

(W) Stan Winston and Francis (Wetworks, Wicked) Takenaga (A) Philip (Taleweaver) Tan (Cover) Simon Bisley

FC 32pp $2.95 Bimonthly4 issue finite-series

Cover A by Simon Bisley

Cover B by Philip Tan

In stores the week of July 17th.

The Concept

Trakk came into a world bathed in blood. He travels the scorched

remains of the earth to find the Helmet of Kyldran, rumored to hold the

very balance between good and evil. Others -- some not of this world --

seek its awesome power as well. On this ruined planet, hope is the most

precious gift of all, and a timeless warrior can only be saved by the

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subtleties of his own humanity.

This Issue

The disease robbing the Pit of its already miserable life is the

Zeithian warlord, Gallowz. What remains of humans here are put to work

as slaves in the ever-spidering tunnels beneath the desert as the

sadistic alien pursues the Helmet for his own ends. In his

single-minded quest, he is unaware of the enigmatic Vaquouls presence

nearby, spinning a web of his own. Experience the birth of an immortal,

and Trakk's lifelong crusade for the Helmet. Shudder before the

blood-tinged horror known as the Crippler!

Bonus Feature: Realm of the Claw

Paradise would not be paradise without a sinister, darker half as its

balancing force For Nakuru, this comes in the form of the cat-god,

Sabyr. When the cats are away, the mice will play! But when Sabyr is

away, the mice, and everyone else, await the violence and misery he will

rain down upon them

Recommended for readers and fans of Science fiction, Red Star, Mad Max, Star Wars Clint Eastwood Westerns,

and Lord of the Rings.


Mutant Earth is ™ and Stan Winston, 2002. All right reserved.

(W) Jay Faerber (P) Patrick Gleason & Sean Clauretie (I) John Wycough & Damon Hacker

Cover A by Patrick Gleason

Cover B by Mike Avon Oeming

FC 32pp $2.95 Bimonthly ongoing series

In stores the week of July 10th.

The Concept

When everyday girl Liz Donnelly married super-hero Race Noble, she

didn't realize 'until death do you part' would come so soon! Now she's a

stranger in a strange land -- an everyday person living with a family of

celebrity super-heroes! Behind the glamour and wonder lie dark secrets,

ruthless ambition, and twisted desires.

Each issue features a lead story set in the present, and a back-up story set in the past.

This Issue

Part 4 of 'In Sickness and in Health,' a 4-issue story arc.

Race's murderer is revealed! Liz is abducted by someone she thought was

a friend, and brought to the killer's lair. There, she's reunited with

Doc, and the pair learn the killer's true intentions. Meanwhile,

Krennick and Zephyr conspire against the rest of the family.

Newcomer Sean Clauretie pencils the back-up story, in which we get a look inside the twisted mind of Race's murderer.

Recommended for readers and fans of...

X-Force, Powers, The Elementals, Astro City, and soap operas.


Noble Causes is ™ and Jay Faerber, 2002. All right reserved.


Where the Noble saga began! Liz Donnelly is a normal girl, but that

could change very soon, because tonight she's going to meet the family

of her new boyfriend a family that just happens to be the most

illustrious super-family in the whole world!


The most shocking comic moment of the year! After a grand wedding worthy

of a member of the world's greatest super-family, newlyweds Race and Liz

Noble enjoy a relaxing honeymoon on a remote tropical island. Relaxing,

that is, until Race is vaporized by a giant laser beam from space!


Race is dead, and now Liz is a Noble with no one to guide her through

the trials and tribulations of celebrity and super-drama. What kind of

drama? How about an unfaithful sister in law and an argument between the

most powerful parents in the world!

Available with two covers.

Cover A by series artist Patrick Gleason

Cover B by fan-favorite artist Randy (Witchblade, Tomb Raider) Green in all of it's wraparound glory.

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Mike Avon Oeming

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of July 17th.

Suggested for Mature Readers.

The Concept

Heroes glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire. Flamboyant

villains attempt daring daylight robberies. God-like alien creatures

clash in epic battle over the nighttime sky. And on the dirty city

streets below, Homicide Detective Christian Walker does his job.

Walker is teamed up with spunky rookie Detective Deena Pilgrim to

investigate murders specific to superhero cases. Investigations that

takes them from the seediest underbelly a city has to offer, to the

gleaming towers that are home to immortal beings.

This Issue

Anarchy part 3

Its anarchy in the streets!! The public has turned against its

superheroes and the bodies are piling up. Will the superheroes turn on

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the people and if so, is there any way for the police to stop them.

Powers has been on the razor's edge for months, and it isn't letting up.

This is a dangerous look at the superhero genre.

Recommended for readers and fans of...

Alias, Ultimate Spider Man, Daredevil, and Bastard Samurai.


Powers is ™ and jinxworld. inc, 2002. All right reserved.

(W) Garth Ennis (A) Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti

FC 56pp $5.95 One-shot special

In stores the week of July 31st.

Suggested for Mature Readers.

The Concept

She Curses, She smokes, she breast feeds, and she blows away the competition.

Just when you think Garth Ennis has gone too far just when you thought

it was safe to walk the streets just when you thought no one would go

near the idea of the world's first superhero prostitute comes the Pro!

An intergalactic bet is taken and superpowers are bestowed upon the most

unlikely person on Earth. By day, she is a waitress at a local Denny's,

but by night...uh, well...she's a chain-smoking hooker who's pissed off

at the world and she's got the mouth and the backside to prove it!

No need for protection when the League of Honor is on the case. Join

Speedo, The Saint, The Squire, The Lime, The Lady, and the Knight Asthey

enlist The Pro in their fight against evil

All this brought to you by the super award-winning team of Garth

(Preacher, Fury, Punisher) Ennis, Amanda (Codename: Knockout,

Gatecrasher) Conner, Jimmy (Superboy, Sci-Spy, 21 Down) Palmiotti, and

Paul (Just a Pilgrim, Ultimates, X-Men) Mounts.

"So good, it ought to be illegal. Oh, wait...." --Mark Waid

"Super Hero action comes to a head in Pro...a true prostitution of comic books." --Beau Smith

"With 'Pro,' Jimmy, Amanda, and Garth are socially responsible, politically sensitive, and intellectually challenging. Ahem. Yeah, right." --Buddy Scalera

"They obviously think of themselves as cultural terrorists" -- Jim Steranko

"It's so good, I read it with both hands." -- Adam Hughes

"I have had sex with Amanda, Jimmy and Garth, and I'm still buying PRO. So should you, you little bastard." -- Warren Ellis

"Garth Ennis...Jimmy Palmiotti...Amanda Conner...super hero prostitutes? I'm there!" --Darick Robertson

"I'd do her" --fanboy from some stupid message board

"I am very excited about the prospect of a super heroine who is a prostitute if only to see if she has any metahuman tricks or johns. I mean what would Plastic Man do in this situation?" -- John Singleton

by Erik Larsen

FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of July 24th.

The Concept

Son of the World's Greatest Super-hero, the Savage Dragon, Malcolm

Eugene Jackson Dragon carries on in his father's footsteps as he strives

to do as his father did - to fight the good fight and battle tyranny in

whatever form it takes! Plus his Dad begins a new life!

This Issue

As the Savage Dragon settles into his new life, Malcolm Eugene Jackson

Dragon takes center stage in his very first adventure! The son of the

Savage Dragon and Rapture escapes from his confines in an effort to free

his captive friends from the clutches of an evil organization hell bent

on World Domination. Can the fighting five-year old hope to hope to

triumph over impossible odds? This issue holds the answer and it's not

what you might think! Beginning a new story arc. Recommended for readers

and fans of

Spy Kids, Cats & Dogs, Calvin & Hobbes, Dexter's Laboratory, the

Fantastic Four and SuperPatriot! Erik Larsen lovingly explores the vast

boundaries of superhero comics with boundless enthusiasm!


Savage Dragon and Erik Larsen, 2002. All right reserved.

SPAWN #124
Todd McFarlane Productions

(W) Brian Holguin and Todd McFarlane (P) Angel Medina (I) Danny Miki (Cover) Greg Capullo and Todd McFarlane

FC 32pp $2.50 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of July 31st.

The Concept

Al Simmons, once the U.S. government's greatest soldier and most

effective assassin, was mercilessly executed by his own men. Resurrected

from the ashes of his own grave in a flawed agreement with the powers of

darkness, Simmons is reborn as a creature from the depths of Hell.

Disfigured, homeless and alone, this warrior now known as Spawn wanders

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the shadowy alleys of New York City in search of his past life.

This Issue

"Salvation Road - Part III"

Enjoying a freedom he never knew could be his, Spawn learns to see the

world with new eyes, to reconnect with the concept of being mortal. But

before he can be truly free, he must first deal with some unfinished

business -- business that was left unfinished by the late Al Simmons.

Spawn is reminded all too well of the terrible costs that come with

being human, that some memories are best left unstirred and some ghosts

are best left buried.


Spawn is ™ and Todd McFarlane Productions, 2002. All right reserved.

McFarlane Toys

Item # 11260

* The 22nd series of Spawn action figures features the Hellspawn mythos

translated into a Viking setting. Featuring six clamshell-packaged

figures and a deluxe boxed set (separate item), Dark Ages Spawn: The

Viking Age is one of the most finely crafted and detailed series ever

released by McFarlane Toys.

* Spawn the Bloodaxe

* Skullsplitter

* Valkerie

* Berserker the Troll

* Dark Raider

* Bluetooth

This item ships 12 per case, no guarantee of mix. Please inquire about pricing


McFarlane Toys

Item # 11244

This is the massive deluxe boxed set for Series 22. The set includes a

different sculpt of Spawn the Bloodaxe and his battle steed,

Thunderhoof. Both figures are fully detailed and articulated, and Spawn

can be removed from the horse to stand on his own.

Thunderhoof deluxe boxed set

This item ships 6 per case. Please inquire about pricing.


(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Cory Walker (C) Hi-Fi design (Cover) Cory Walker

FC 32pp $2.95 Four Issue Monthly finite series

In stores the week of July 3rd.

The Concept

Super soldier, Johnny Armstrong has been battling the forces of evil

since World War II. His illustrious career has had many pitfalls and

triumphs over the many years of his activity. In the early 90's it

seemed that his career had come to an end, his arms and legs missing,

the result of a deadly battle with Chicago's Vicious Circle crime

organization. His broken body was rebuilt into the ultimate killing

machine. More machine than man Johnny found himself the pawn of various

criminal and government organizations. In control of his life at last

he tries to pick up the pieces and regain some semblance of the life he


This Issue

Pulse pounding patriotic pandemonium just in time for INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Our star spangled hero finds himself the target of his old Nazi sparring

partner from World War II, Baron Blitzkrieg! His encounter with the

Baron causes SuperPatriot to have wicked flashbacks of his days in WWII,

including his never-before-seen origin. What strange fate does the

Baron have in store for ol' flag face? And how do these guys remain so

active after all these years? Brought to you by breakout Indy

superstars Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker.

Recommended for readers and fans of Captain America, G.I. Joe, Savage Dragon, war movies, and America... yes, AMERICA.


SuperPatriot and Erik Larsen, 2002. All right reserved.

(W) Keith Giffen, Tom & Mary Bierbaum (A) Dave Johnson (Cover) Dave Johnson

FC 112pp $12.95 Trade Paperback

In stores the week of July 10th.

The Concept

SuperPatriot was one of the world's greatest heroes until a run-in with

Chicago's Vicious Circle left him mutilated and near death! Revived

through the wonders of technology, America's Fighting Force was reborn

as a cybernetic super soldier unlike any before him! Now, hunted and

hounded by the villainous Covenant of the Sword, Johnny Armstrong fights back

against impossible odds!

This Issue

SuperPatriot returns this month in his first all-new miniseries in seven

years! And to celebrate, the miniseries that firmly established

superstar Dave Johnson (whose breathtaking artwork regularly graces the

covers of Vertigo's 100 Bullets) as a demigod is being collected in this

sleek trade paperback collecting issues #1 - #4 of the Superpatriot:

Liberty and Justice minseries. Jam-packed with revelations about

SuperPatriot's past and his secret family and featuring the first

appearances of two new heroes, Liberty and Justice, SuperPatriot:

Liberty & Justice is loaded with extras and is essential for any fan

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looking forward to the all-new SuperPatrot: America's Fighting Force miniseries!

Recommended for readers and fans of 100 Bullets, Detective Comics, G.I. Joe, Captain America and overblown special effects-packed summer blockbusters that knock your socks off.


SuperPatriot and Erik Larsen, 2002. All right reserved.

Dave Johnson delivers the goods with this knockout cover, which was so breathtaking we HAD to turn it into a mind-blowing poster!

FC 24x36 $Please inquire about pricing.

(W) John Ney Reiber (P) Randy Green (I) Jonathan Sibal (C) Jonathan D. Smith

FC 32pp $2.99 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of July 3rd.

The Concept

One of the most popular characters in video game history, Lara Croft is

a little bit Indiana Jones, a little bit Playboy playmate, and enough

action and adventure to snare an entire generation of fans with her

continuing adventures.

This Issue

No Time - Path of the Tiger, Part 3 of 3

Lara's followed the Path of the Tiger beyond death itself--to the

Screaming Throne and the key it hides. But can she find her way back

before her out-of-body experience becomes terminal damnation? And does

she "want" to escape the Vajra Hell--if it means leaving a lover like

Tsang Do Khyi behind?

Recommended for Readers and Fans of Fathom, Indiana Jones, Goonies, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Tomb Raider, the Tomb Raider logo, Lara Croft and her likeness and Eidos

Interactive are trademarks of Eidos P.L.C. 2002. All rights reserved.

(W) Dan Jurgens (P) Andy Park/Billy Tan/Francis Manapul (I) Jonathan Sibal/Billy Tan/Livesay (C) Jonathan D. Smith

FC 128pp $12.95 Trade paperback

In stores the week of July 24TH.

This Issue

Lara gets a Tan as a new ally and an old friend join her in the latest

Tomb Raider trade paperback. Superstar artists Billy Tan, Andy Park, and

newcomer Francis Manapul illustrate Lara in some of her most

breathtaking adventures, collected from issues #11 - #15 of her action

packed, death-defying regular series. The living dead, abominable

snowmen and ancient conquistadors are just of few of the many attempting

to stop Lara in her tracks! Will Lara overcome these insurmountable

odds?? Find out for yourself in the pages of Tomb Raider: Before Zero

Recommended for readers and fans of...

Indiana Jones, Leave it to Chance, Witchblade, and The Mummy.


Tomb Raider, the Tomb Raider logo, Lara Croft and her likeness and Eidos Interactive are trademarks of Eidos P.L.C. All rights reserved.

(W) Joshua Dysart (A) Tone Rodriguez (Cover) Travis Smith

FC 224pp $24.95 Trade Paperback

In stores the week of July 3rd.

This Issue

A mysterious door hides something old and alive.

A hyper-violent sentinel prowls the streets.

A serial killer leaves only a poem for a clue.

A female cop tries desperately to understand how it all connects.

Welcome to Rankor Island, a carnival of social ills.

Into this wasteland come two men, saviors for a nihilistic age, the

serial killer "Family Man" and the hyper-violent vigilante "Citizen


Now Lieutenant Cheri Major (an outcast amongst her peers) and Detective

Earnest Houston (a perpetual screw-up) must follow the clues into the

heart of a great house where a mysterious door hides the truth... to everything.

In June 2002 Image will release the long awaited Violent Messiahs trade

paperback. The hefty tomb entitled "THE BOOK OF JOB" will collect the

exciting first 8-issue story arc, including a bonus of previously

unpublished art. Image Comics is proud to unleash the cult hit that

could only be described as a genre bending, theological, sci-fi love

story about criminal politics, the nature of violence and man's search

for individuality.

Recommended for readers and fans of Frank Miller, Neil Gaiman, Spawn, Grimm Fairytales, Philip K. Dick, and Mary Shelly's Frankenstein.


Violent Messiahs is ™ and Hurricane Entertainment, 2002. All right reserved.

(W) David Wohl (P) Francis Manapul (I) Jason Gorder (C) Steve Firchow

FC 32pp $2.50 Ongoing monthly series

In stores the week of July 10th.

The Concept

Police officer Sara Pezzini has come into possession of the Witchblade,

a demonic gauntlet that throws her into a world of supernatural menaces

unlike any she knew existed before. Will she control the Witchblade, or

will it control her body and soul?

This Issue

Part 4 of 4

>From the pages of Top Cow's Darkness comes the enigmatic and always evil

Sonatine. But what does he want with Sara Pezzini and the Witchblade?

And could this herald the long-awaited return of Jackie Estacado, the

Darkness? We're not talking, but Sonatine will...

Recommended for Readers and Fans of Buffy, Elektra, Tomb Raider, and The Darkness.


Witchblade ™ its logo and all related characters are o,™ & 2002 Top

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