Image Previews: "Invincible," "Walking Dead," "Elephantmen" and More!

Sun, July 22nd, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

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CBR News Team, Editor

Image Comics has provided CBR News with advance looks at new issues and graphic novels shipping next week, July 25, to comic stores everywhere. After you check out these previews, swing by CBR's Image Comics forum to discuss them with fellow fans.

24seven, VOL. 2 OGN
story and art by: ASHLEY WOOD, GENE HA, ADAM HUGHES, DAVE JOHNSON, FRAZER IRVING, MICHAEL AVON OEMING, JUAN DOE, JASON AARON, NIKO HENRICHON, CB CEBULSKI, BEN TEMPLESMITH, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, JOHN NEY RIEBER, WILL PFEIFFER, FBIO MOON, GABRIEL B & MANY MORE!


cover by ASHLEY WOOD


200 PAGES


FC


AUGUST 1


$19.99

24seven features a who's who of today's best writers and artists from comics, film and animation, telling tales of ROBOTS in the city that never sleeps. Following in the tradition of the acclaimed hit 24seven volume one, volume two's stories run a cross-genre gamut, from crisis in space to bank robberies to gambling robot dogs. 24seven has romance, action, horror – everything you want – told by a cross-section of the most diverse writers and artists you'll find on the printed page.

THE CHEMIST #1
story JAY BOOSE


art & cover JAY BOOSE


32 PAGES, FC, $3.50

Vance Larroche is not your typical drug dealer. He's a manufacturer – a chemist, to be exact. He doesn't waste time making street drugs like Heroin. He's looking to the future. The real money is in prescription drugs. Lately, it seems everyone wants him dead. Will he be able to survive when a mysterious woman further complicates his life?

FEATURES ARTWORK BY PIXAR ANIMATOR JAY BOOSE!

DUST #1 (of 2)
story mink & PAOLO PARENTE


art & covers PAOLO PARENTE


32 PAGES, FC, $3.99

It's THE DIRTY DOZEN versus robots, zombies and more! Jump into battle as the Allies and the Sino-Soviet Union join forces to fight the evil Axis; a powerful group (Germany, Japan and Africa) whose plans to dominate the world are bolstered by their amazing weapons – built using alien technology taken from a crashed space ship.

Paolo Parente and mink have created a seamless blend of historical events and cutting edge Sci-Fi to bring you DUST – a groundbreaking World War II adventure!

Writer mink is a feature film and MTV music video director who has worked with Snoop Dogg, Slum Village, Sheryl Crow and many more. Parente's art style was molded in the fashion world as Versace's lead illustrator, before turning his skills towards graphic novel covers, World of Warcraft art, Magic the Gathering trading cards & toy design.

MTV VIDEO DIRECTOR, mink LOOKS TO CONQUER COMICS WITH THIS SURREALISTIC SCI-FI MASTERPIECE!

This book will ship with a 1-for-10 variant cover by Paolo Parente.

AMERICA JR, VOL. 1 TP
story NICK CAPETANAKIS & TODD LIVINGSTON


art & cover BRENDON & BRIAN FRAIM


96 PAGES, BW, $9.99

When a tiny U.S. town becomes an independent country, its clueless citizens decide to model their new nation after America – with hilarious results! This collection of the first 150 strips of the popular webcomic includes pin-ups by special guest artists, exclusive never-before-seen strips and an Introduction by GREGORY ITZIN (President Logan on the TV series "24.")

INVINCIBLE #44
story ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE


32 PAGES, FC, $2.99

Months ago, despite Invincible's defiance against them, the Viltrumites designated him the Viltrum agent on Earth, responsible for preparing it for takeover in 400 years. Now they have come to check in on him -- and they've sent their fiercest, most deadly agent.

THE WALKING DEAD #39
story ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN


32 PAGES, BW, $2.99

BIRTH.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ELEPHANTMEN #10
story RICHARD STARKINGS


art MORITAT


cover LADRNN


flip cover LADRNN vs SNAKEBITE!


32 PAGES, FC, $2.99

"UNICORN"

Underneath a veneer of success and celebrity, Obadiah Horn believes himself to be more animal than man. Forced to hide this side of himself from his human consort, Sahara, he is nevertheless aware that she is the only one that understands the war that rages inside him and can perhaps save him from himself. But in all wars, there must be casualties.

THE RIDE: DIE VALKYRIE! #2 (of 3)
story DOUG WAGNER


art & variant cover BRIAN STELFREEZE


cover CULLY HAMNER


32 PAGES, BW, $2.99

The joyride that started last issue is turning into a bloodbath. Note to reader: never steal a car with a trunk full of the mob's guns. They won't like that. Meanwhile, Laci tries hard to change her killin' ways, but being good is just so damn hard – God love her for tryin'.

This book will ship with a 1-for-5 variant cover by Brian Stelfreeze.

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