Image Comics Solicitations for June, 2008

Fri, March 21st, 2008 at 12:00am PDT

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CBR News Team, Editor

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WAR HEROES #1 (OF 6) GEM OF THE MONTH

story MARK MILLAR

art & cover TONY HARRIS

THE WRITER OF CIVIL WAR, THE ULTIMATES, KICK ASS AND WANTED! THE ARTIST OF STAR MAN, EX MACHINA AND SPIDER-MAN: GREAT POWER! TOGETHER AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME! If you've been wondering what MARK MILLAR had planned for ULTIMATES 3, then wonder no more this is it! The mind that reinvented superheroes for the 21st Century joins forces with one of comicdom's best artists to chart new courses for superhero action in a series that will definitely be one of the most talked about of the year!

JUNE 25 32 PAGES FC $2.99

AMORY WARS II #1 (of 5)

story CLAUDIO SANCHEZ

art GABRIEL GUZMAN

cover TONY MOORE

"THE SECOND STAGE TURBINE BLADE, PART VI

The first new issue of "The Amory Wars"! Trapped in space, Coheed and Cambria use their new-found abilities to face off against the awesome power of Admiral Vielar Crom; the Prise make a terrible sacrifice; and Supreme Tri-Mage Wilhelm Ryan reveals the secret behind his plans to power the ultimate weapon. Jumping out of the exciting events of the first epic mini-series, the final details of the star-spanning saga of "The Second Stage Turbine Blade" come to light. The Amory Wars starts here!

JUNE 4 32 PAGES FC $2.99

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AMORY WARS, VOL. 1 TP

CHARLATAN BALL #1

story JOE CASEY

art & cover ANDY SURIANO

WELCOME TO THE BALL!

Meet Chuck Amok, a down-and-out stage magician pumping the sleaze n peanut circuit. When he and his trusty rabbit, Caesar, are transported to a reality where magic actually works Chucks showbiz compulsions take on a whole new meaning. But why was this wayward chucker picked? Only the vile Demon Empty knows for sure! Take your comic book rulebook and tear it up, yall! This is graphic fiction on shrooms, True Believer!

CHARLATAN BALL: THE ONLY COMIC BOOK WHERE YOU CAN LICK THE PAGES AND RIDE YOUR OWN MELT!

JUNE 11 24 PAGES FC $2.50

A RED MASS FOR MARS #1 (of 4)

story JONATHAN HICKMAN

art & cover RYAN BODENHEIM

"ETERNITY

From the mind of comic book innovator JONATHAN HICKMAN and pen of super-talent and Image debutant RYAN BODENHEIM comes A RED MASS FOR MARS. In a world that has survived every catastrophe imaginable, a new threat from beyond stars looks to be the end of all humanity.

A RED MASS FOR MARS is a story about the death of utopia, the last days of Earth and the one man who could save us all - but won't.

JUNE 11 32 PAGES FC $3.50

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THE NIGHTLY NEWS TP

KILL ALL PARENTS #1

story MARK ANDREW SMITH

art & cover MARCELO DICHIARA

KILL ALL PARENTS is the story of an authoritarian government's secret program to 'save' mankind by eliminating villains: by insuring that every child born with a super power becomes a super hero. Based on the life's work of a brilliant but demented scientist and futurist, the method is effective but fantastically cruel, unnatural, and ultimately deeply flawed. We follow the last of the strong heroes, the remaining brave, who fight for not only their future and the lives of their families, but that of all mankind.

JUNE 18 36 PAGES FC $3.99

VIX #1 (of 3)

story RANTZ A. HOSELY

art & cover MATTHEW HUMPHREYS

"JUST A GIRL"

Vix is the kind of girl most parents adore. Smart and pretty, with a seemingly inexhaustible positive attitude. Why is it then, that she is haunted by vivid flashbacks of horrible things that never occurred? Who are the shadowy forces who watch her, speaking of her destiny as a savior? Just what is her true nature? The answers begin here.

JUNE 25 32 PAGES FC $3.50

DISPLACED PERSONS OGN

story DEREK McCULLOCH

art & cover RANTZ A. HOSELEY

In 1939, a detective in Dashell Hammetts San Francisco investigates the disappearance of an heiress while struggling to hold his family together. In 1969, twin brothers find themselves on opposite sides of the law as the Summer of Love gives way to the death of the Sixties. In 1999, a marriage explodes in violence under the strain of unsatisfied greed as the dot-com bubble reaches the bursting point.

Displaced Persons tells the story of a uniquely twisted and tragic family history spanning the most turbulent hundred years in the history of mankind: the twentieth century saw 99 wars, 16 famines, 19 pandemics, 14 genocides and one family lost hopelessly in time.

JUNE 4 168 PAGES FC $19.99

TAG: FROM THE WRITER OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STAGGER LEE NOMINATED FOR BOTH EISNER AND EAGLE AWARDS AND WINNER OF FOUR GLYPH AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST WRITER AND STORY OF THE YEAR!

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STAGGER LEE OGN

TALES OF THE STARLIGHT DRIVE-IN OGN

story MIKE SAN GIACOMO

art FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, GUY DORIAN, DERF, REILLY BROWN & OTHERS

cover DALE BEYER, JR.

Writer MIKE SAN GIACOMO presents 32 stories taking place over 50 years at a Drive-In Theater, featuring 21 artists from around the world. Stories stand-alone, mirroring life and the cinema with tales of crime, romance, science fiction, musicals, even a western. The stories combine to create a single novel with a powerful, shocking finale you won't forget. Fascinating characters, imaginative stories and clever twists will make STARLIGHT the surprise hit of the year.

JUNE 4 220 PAGES FC $19.99

AFTER THE CAPE II: ALL FALLS DOWN TP

story HOWARD WONG & JIM VALENTINO

art & cover SERGIO CARRERA

How far can one man fall? How long does it take before ones bad life choices reap their consequences? Just when he thought things couldnt get any worsethey do! And Ethan Falls, former hero, loses the one thing that was more important to him than life itself.

Collecting the second hit miniseries AFTER THE CAPE II, plus tons of extras, this is a MUST-READ book!

Collects AFTER THE CAPE II #1-3

JUNE 11 128 PAGES FC $12.99

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AFTER THE CAPE, VOL. 1 TP

AMERICA, JR. VOL. 2 TP

story NICK CAPETANAKIS & TODD LIVINGSTON

art & cover BRENDON & BRIAN FRAIM

When a tiny US town accidentally becomes its own nation, can it avoid the same mistakes America makes?

No.

AMERICA, JR. VOL. 2 brings us the disputed Presidential elections, military misadventures, and celebrity worship that would surely make any American proud! Today's most controversial topics - gay marriage, questionable Supreme Court appointments, corrupt politicians, cigarette bans, divorce and global warming never seemed funnier or more relevant. This important volume is destined to become required reading for any serious student of America Jr. history!

Collecting the next 150 strips of the award-winning Web comic series, plus includes pin-ups, bonus strips, a map of the country and a foreword by Gail Simone!

JUNE 25 96 PAGES FC $9.99

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AMERICA, JR. VOL. 1 TP

DOGWITCH, VOL.3: MOOD SWINGS TP

story DAN SCHAFFER

art & cover DAN SCHAFFER

THE LONG-AWAITED FINAL CHAPTER OF THE DOGWITCH SERIES! Violet Grimm unravels a cosmic conspiracy and confronts those responsible for banishing her to the Banewoods. Violets coming home, and she's going to bring a little chaos to The Order. Introduction by film director Jake West.

Collects DOGWITCH #13-18

JUNE 4 152 PAGES BW $14.99

Extra copy [quotes] below if required:

"Bloody mind blowing"Jake West

"A twisted hybrid of EVIL DEAD 2 and gothic porn flick kinky, cool and plain bust-a-gut crazy"Kerrang!

"This series is brilliant in terms of characterization, unique in terms of plot and practically flawless in terms of execution." Rue Morgue

"Smart, sexy and funny."Sid Haig

"Unpredictable, unstable and unholy."James Sime

DRAIN, VOL. 1 TP

story C.B. CEBULSKI

art & cover SANA TAKEDA

Her clan destroyed, her family murdered by vampires, Chinatsu, a once-proud female ninja, had nothing left to live for... save revenge. In this centuries-spanning tale of bloodlust and betrayal, Chinatsu, now a vampire herself, tracks the dark lord that turned her all those long years ago. Immortality has only made her need for vengeance stronger as she follows him across the globe, through myriad time periods, battling the undead minions that rise up to stop her.

This stunning volume collects the entire first arc of DRAIN, fully re-mastered and re-colored by series artist SANA TAKEDA, a cover gallery, a sketchbook, and a behind-the-scenes "Making of Drain" section. And as an added bonus, there's also an all-new epilogue seen here for the very first time!

Collects DRAIN #1-6

JUNE 11 184 PAGES FC $16.99

DUST, VOL. 1 TP

story mink & PAOLO PARENTE

art & cover PAOLO PARENTE w/DAVIDE FABBRI

Jump into battle as the Allies and Russian special forces join to fight the evil Axis; a powerful group whose plans to dominate the world are bolstered by their amazing robotic weapons, built using alien technology taken from a crashed space ship.

Dont miss the first ever collection of the sold-out WW II/Sci-Fi adventure series, jam packed with new art and technical data on the robots, weapons, zombies and characters from the DUST universe!

JUNE 18 96 PAGES FC $9.99

DYNAMO 5, VOL. 2: MOMENTS OF TRUTH TP

story JAY FAERBER

art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

As the Dynamo 5 teams personal lives begin to overlap with their super-hero adventures, some of their deadliest enemies decide to join forces, which may spell doom for Images newest super-team!

Collects DYNAMO 5 #8-13

JUNE 18 140 PAGES FC $14.99

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DYNAMO 5, VOL. 1 TP

GIMOLES TP

story MIKE BULLOCK

art THEO BAIN, MICHAEL MAYHEW & BOB PEDROZA

cover THEO BAIN

Follow Limmy and Ohgi Gimole on their quest to shut down the machines of winter when Ichabod Cornelius Frost, the nefarious Czar of Winter, refuses to let loose his icy grip in this all-ages adventure from the creator of the critically acclaimed, all ages sensation LIONS, TIGERS AND BEARS.

JUNE 11 128 PAGES FC $12.99

"9 out of 10 stars!"The Comics Review

"Pleasant, smile-inducing and very slickly produced!"Aint It Cool News

OFFERED AGAIN

LIONS, TIGERS & BEARS, VOL. 1 TP

HORROR BOOK, VOL. 1 TP

story MARK KIDWELL, JEFF ZORNOW & RD HALL

art NAT JONES, JERRY BECK, JEFF ZORNOW & JAY FOTOS

cover NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

From the steaming, zombie-infested jungles of Vietnam to a shadow haunted castle in the mountains of Vienna, where Dr. Frankensteins monster collects an army of the dead, Image Comics invites you into a monster-infested world of horror. Featuring stories and art by monster makers NAT JONES, JERRY BECK, MARK KIDWELL, JEFF ZORNOW, RD HALL and JAY FOTOS, this massive tome of horror features four full book length tales of terror in full fiendish color. A must-have for fans of monster-horror, packed cover to cover with tales in the classic tradition with a modern, gruesome spin.

Collects 68, CREATURE FROM THE DEPTHS, FRANKENSTEIN and FULL MOON

JUNE 18 128 PAGES FC $14.99

KILLING GIRL, VOL. 1: A SISTERS LOVE TP

story GLEN BRUNSWICK

art FRANK ESPINOSA & TOBY CYPRESS

cover TOBY CYPRESS

What if the Mafia had its own Secret Service? Sara doesn't remember her name. What she does know is that she traded away mystery as a former prostitute and became a world-class killing machine. When a routine hit goes sour, Sara makes a shocking discovery. Suppressed memories, haunted her since childhood, are in fact true! And her real family, presumed dead, may actually be alive.

The collection includes an "Art of Killing Girl" section with unseen art from both of the book's illustrators.

Collects KILLING GIRL #1-5

JUNE 18 136 PAGES FC $14.99

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THE GRAY AREA TP

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

LOADED BIBLE: BOOK ONE TP

story TIM SEELEY

art MIKE NORTON, MARK ENGLERT & NATE BELLEGARDE

cover STEFANO CASELLI

The controversial comic is finally collected into one fat volume, containing all three of the 44-page one-shots, and more extras than you can shake a crucifix at! In the near future, nuclear Holy War has decimated North America and humanity's last stronghold is the dome metropolis of New Vatican City. When vampires attack, the Church turns to a clone of Jesus Christ Himself to protect them! But all is not as it seems for the Test Tube Messiah, as he's drawn into a web of betrayal, bloodshed and seduction! Includes an extensive sketchbook, pin ups by hot artists and a reprint of the original LOADED BIBLE short story by New Universals STEVE KURTH.

Collects LOADED BIBLE BOOKS 1-3

JUNE 25 168 PAGES FC $16.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

SCUD THE DISPOSABLE ASSASSIN: THE WHOLE SHEBANG! TP

story ROB SCHRAB, DAN HARMON & MONDY CARTER

art & cover ROB SCHRAB

"BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND END

Scud is programmed to destroy a basement monster but he will self destruct if he does, so the robotic assassin puts the wounded creature on life support and becomes a freelance assassin to pay for the hospital bills.

Collects SCUD # 1-24, plus the super-sweet one-shot DRYWALL: UNZIPPED

JUNE 25 764 PAGES BW $29.99 / $99.99 HC

SPAWN, VOL. 6 TP

story TODD MCFARLANE, BRIAN HOLGUIN, STEVE NILES

art TODD MCFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO, ANGEL MEDINA

cover TODD MCFARLANE

Classic TODD MCFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO at the top of their game in both art and story! And featuring the never reprinted, double-sized SPAWN #100.

See Spawn, the archetypal anti-hero, featured in pivotal confrontations with many classic villains. Complete your Spawn library! Twenty issues of pulse pounding sequentials!

Collects SPAWN #96-114.

JUNE 25 480 PAGES FC $29.99

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SPAWN, VOL. 1 TP

SPAWN, VOL. 2 TP

SPAWN, VOL. 3 TP

SPAWN, VOL. 4 TP

SPAWN, VOL. 5 TP

STRANGE EMBRACE TP

story DAVID HINE

art & cover DAVID HINE & ROB STEEN

DAVID HINEs tortured, modern gothic is a tale of pain and sorrow, obsession and damnation, of madness, death and sexual longing. The world of STRANGE EMBRACE twists and pollutes the lives of all that enter it!

Collects STRANGE EMBRACE #1-8

JUNE 18 240 PAGES FC $19.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE SWORD, VOL. 1: FIRE TP

story JOSHUA LUNA

art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

The LUNA BROTHERS (ULTRA, GIRLS, SPIDER-WOMAN: ORIGIN) modern-day fantasy about a young woman who discovers a mysteriously powerful sword after her family is brutally murdered by three powerful strangers.

If you like Kill Bill, Blade of the Immortal or Highlander, youll love THE SWORD!

Collects THE SWORD #1-6.

JUNE 25 152 PAGES FC $14.99

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ULTRA TP

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

'76 #6 (of 8)
story B. CLAY MOORE & SETH PECK

art ED TADEM & TIGH WALKER

cover ED TADEM

Jackie Karma and Marcus King take the fight to Gil Gunn, who has the support of a mysterious and powerful ally, just waiting to step in and take out our heroes. And in Cool, Leon follows the money trail to the mob (and the mob don't like it!), while Caesar gets impatient (drug dealing dwarves have short fuses) and Cherry makes Pete an offer he might not be able to refuse.

JUNE 4 32 PAGES BW $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

AGE OF BRONZE #27

story ERIC SHANOWER

art & cover ERIC SHANOWER

In bloody battle the Trojan War begins at last! The Trojans and Achaeans clash with spears, swords, and stones. Plus shipwrecks, raving prophesies from Kassandra, the arrival of Sarpedon, and more.

JUNE 18 24 PAGES BW $3.50

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ALETHIA #2 (of 3)

story BOB LEFEVRE

art & cover BOB LEFEVRE

Bruised and beaten, Aletheia is transformed into the mythical monster, Medusa! Meanwhile, Zeus and Poseidon launch simultaneous attacks on Air Force One and the U.S. Navyand all Hades is about to break loose!

JUNE 25 32 PAGES FC $3.50

TAG: MYTHOLOGICAL MADNESS IN A MODERN SETTING!

BOMB QUEEN V #2 (of 6)

story JIMMIE ROBINSON

art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

"THE DIVINE COMEDY, Part Two

Bomb Queen's city of crime is set to explode. Overpopulation has exhausted the town's supplies, citizens are on the edge of revolt, and our villainous Queen makes some drastic cuts literally. With everything at the breaking point, any new problem could set the city ablaze. Enter the supreme superhero, WHITE KNIGHT!

JUNE 18 32 PAGES FC $3.50

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

DEAD SPACE #4 (of 6)

story ANTONY JOHNSTON

art & cover BEN TEMPLESMITH

REAL SPACE. REAL TERROR.

Continuing the prequel horror series to Electronic Arts' upcoming deep space survival horror game, illustrated by top-tier talent BEN TEMPLESMITH (30 Days of Night) and written by ANTONY JOHNSTON (Wasteland)! The planet cracker ship Ishimura arrives in orbit, bringing with it even more problems for a mining colony already rapidly descending into madness. And when the operation finally "pops the cork" on the planet, all hell breaks loose!

JUNE 4 32 PAGES FC $2.99

FIREBREATHER #2

story PHIL HESTER

art & cover ANDY KUHN

Firebreather's sweet sixteen is anything but. Accused of vandalism at school, embarrassed by his mom's cloying attention, and now the target of an unseen stalker, Duncan's latest birthday might be his last. High school drama and high-octane action in the tradition of INVINCIBLE and Spider-Man.

JUNE 11 32 PAGES FC $2.99

GEMINI #2 (of 5)

story JAY FAERBER

art & cover JON SOMMARIVA & FCOLOR

Gemini is one of The Constellations top super-operatives. So why have they sent another one of their operatives, the Lynx, after him?

JUNE 4 32 PAGES FC $3.50

INVINCIBLE #53

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

INVINCIBLE vs. TITAN!

A few issues back, Titan tricked Invincible into helping him take over Machine Heads arm of the criminal organization knows as THE ORDER and Invincible is not too happy about being tricked.

JUNE 4 32 PAGES FC $2.99

JACK STAFF #18

story PAUL GRIST

art & cover PAUL GRIST

It's a busy night in Castletown as Jack Staff tries to stop Shock from destroying the city whilst Becky Burdock has to rely on the Shadow for help against Albert Bramble the vampire one!

JUNE 18 32 PAGES FC $3.50

NOBLE CAUSES #35

story JAY FAERBER

art & cover YILDIRAY CINAR & RON RILEY

The Noble family fight Crucible, a brand-new villain who they believe to be responsible for the attack on Frosts life. But while theyre busy battling it out in the streets, Crucibles secret operative within the family makes a move on oh, wait. We cant tell you that!

JUNE 18 32 PAGES FC $3.50

THE PERHAPANAUTS #3

story TODD DEZAGO

art & cover CRAIG ROUSSEAU

"TRIANGLE," Part Three

It is the veritable Calm before the Storm as secrets continue to be revealed about ALL of your favorite BEDLAM Agents! Big and The Merrow travel to the UK to get some answers as Choopie tries to cope with the unseen responsibilities of being a King! Also, The Mothmen tip to what went on back in the Bermuda Triangle, and they are NOT pleased...!

JUNE 4 32 PAGES FC $3.50

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THE PERHAPANAUTS ANNUAL #1

PRETTY BABY MACHINE #2 (of 3)

story CLARK WESTERMAN

art & cover KODY CHAMBERLAIN

PRETTY Boy Floyd, BABY Face Nelson and MACHINE Gun Kelly visit their mentor, John Dillinger, in jail, desperate for advice on how to best take down mob boss AL CAPONE. Meanwhile, Big Al rallies his multi-state network, offering a massive reward for the heads of Pretty, Baby and Machine to be delivered to Capone on skewers!

JUNE 4 32 PAGES BW $3.50

TAG: THE MOST UNEXPECTED TEAM-UP IN COMICS HISTORY TOLD IN FILM NOIR STYLE THAT WILL HAVE FANS OF SIN CITY, ROAD TO PERDITION AND BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN SCREAMING FOR MORE!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

PROOF #9

story ALEX GRECIAN

art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

"A PERFECT GENTLEMAN"

Stand-alone issue. Catch up on Proof's story so far. What does Bigfoot do on his day off? He goes shopping in Seattle!

JUNE 25 32 PAGES FC $2.99

PvP #43

story SCOTT KURTZ

art & cover SCOTT KURTZ

Brent embarks on a quest to obtain the most valuable object known to man: The Apple iPhone!

JUNE 25 24 PAGES BW $3.50

SCREAMLAND #4 (of 5)

Story HAROLD SIPE

art & cover HECTOR CASANOVA

In the finest tradition of Rock Hudson, America's favorite vampire lady-killer is anything but. After decades of dodging certain questions, the Count comes face-to-face with crack entertainment reporter Bob Berger. In a career-spanning interview on the set of HOLLYWOOD NOW! No closet will be left unopened! Will decades of meticulously crafted public image go up in flames? This is our gay issue and we're very proud of it.

JUNE 11 32 PAGES FC $2.99

THE SWORD #9

story JOSHUA LUNA

art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

Dara will stop at nothing to find her sisters killer. But if she succeeds in finding him, will she share her sisters fate?

JUNE 25 32 PAGES FC $2.99

TRANSHUMAN #4 (of 4)

story JONATHAN HICKMAN

art J.M. RINGUET

cover JONATHAN HICKMAN

"MARKETING

ChimeraCorp wins the marketing war on the back of superior branding, aggressive pricing and consumer apathy. Then, 10 years later when all the players get back together to reminisce about old times, old wounds resurface. Plus, the return of experimental monkeys.

JUNE 18 32 PAGES FC $3.50

THE WALKING DEAD #52

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

Reunion.

JUNE 18 32 PAGES BW $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

WILDGUARD: INSIDER #2 (of 3)

story TODD NAUCK

art TODD NAUCK, RAY-ANTHONY HEIGHT & JOEY MASON

cover TODD NAUCK

Superstar artist TODD NAUCK (Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Teen Titans) brings his popular made-for-TV super team, WildGuard, up close for an "insider look! The collection of the exclusive WildGuard Internet comic strips continues with the next 20 strips collected here for the very first time! Also this issue, during an appearance on a late night talk show, Lily Hammer is haunted by her past. The fan favorite "Where Are They Now? feature continues spotlighting rejected contenders, Astro-Girl and Power Temp!

JUNE 11 32 PAGES FC $3.50

YOUNGBLOOD #5

story JOE CASEY

art DEREC DONOVAN

covers DEREC DONOVAN & ROB LIEFELD

Youngblood is dead! Long live Youngblood! Introducing the all-new, all-different lineup and they're more than ready for their fifteen minutes of fame! But how did this personnel shift take place? And will the viewing public actually stand for it? Meanwhile, the Televillain makes his violent return and this time he's rockin' the power of Tivo!

JUNE 11 32 PAGES FC $2.99

TOP COW SOLICITATIONS

Pilot Season: Genius #1

(W) Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman (A)Afua Richardson (COV)Afua Richardson

Alexander, Hannibal, Napoleon, Patton. What if the greatest military mind of OUR generation was born in strife, surrounded by violence and combat since birth? When the gauntlet is dropped, the question isn't "How did 17-year-old Destiny Ajaye unite the gangs of South Central into a killer army and declare war on the LAPD?" No, the question is, "Can anyone stop her?"

From the minds of writers Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman (The Highwaymen, Monster Attack Network) and innovative illustrator Afua Richardson (Half Dead), Genius is a book that will have readers talking for months to come.

Full Color 32 pages $3.99 pilot issue

Pilot Season: Alibi #1

(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A) Jeremy Haun (Cov) Jeremy Haun

The perfect killer always has an airtight alibi. But can anyone be in two places at once? John Stephens can. He's always a suspect whenever a high-profile target is taken out, but he always gets off scot-free because he's off somewhere else, having the time of his life. How can he be responsible? The authorities may be fooled, but now someone knows his secret, and John is going to have to face the consequences.

From the people's choice Joshua Hale Fialkov (Cyblade, Marvel Comics Presents) and artist Jeremy Haun (Civil War: Iron Man/Captain America, The Leading Man).

Full Color 32 pages $3.99 pilot issue

The Darkness #6

(W) Phil Hester (P) Michael Broussard (I) Ryan Winn (Col) Matt Milla (Cov) Dale Keown, Stjepan Sejic

The conclusion of the "Empire" storyarc is here, as past sins shatter hope for a brighter tomorrow! Jackie Estacado faces his toughest opponent yet, and the end of this spectacular final chapter will have you screaming, "What?!" Writer Phil Hester (Superman: Confidential, Green Arrow) and rising star Michael Broussard (Unholy Union) put the stamp on their momentous first arc on The Darkness.

Cover A – Dale Keown

Cover B – Stjepan Sejic

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Freshmen: Summer Vacation Special

(W) Hugh Sterbakov (A) Sheldon Mitchell (Cov) Rodolfo Migliari

The critically acclaimed hit is back with an all-new adventure! There's no rest for the weary as the kids' summer vacation takes a bizarre twist when someone from their past rises from the dead to wreak havoc on Freese College. An all-out, action-packed brawl filled with drama and laughs, told through the sky-high eyes of the Intoxicator!

Co-created by "Robot Chicken" maestro Seth Green and written by the self-proclaimed 11th fattest man on Earth, Hugh Sterbakov, Freshmen is an uproarious combination of superpowers and college comedy, featuring art from Top Cow's latest find, Sheldon Mitchell. Don't miss out on this deluxe one-shot stuffed full of Ax-Cell-Erated extras and bonus content!

Full Color 48 pages $4.99 one-shot

Freshmen Vol. 1 Hardcover

(W) Hugh Sterbakov (A) Leonard Kirk (Cov) Rodolfo Migliari

Relive college memories with the Freshmen, collected for the first time in this deluxe hardcover edition!

Co-created by writer/producer/actor Seth Green (Robot Chicken, Family Guy) and Hugh Sterbakov, Freshmen Vol. 1: Introduction to Superpowers details the fantastic adventures of 14 members of the Freese College freshmen class, who have all been imbued with miraculous superpowers by the explosion of a mysterious device called the Ax-Cell-Erator!

With powers based on whatever they were thinking at that pivotal moment, some of the kids are blessed with fantastic abilities, like the power to seduce others, or tandem telekinesis. But others are cursed: A die-hard vegan can communicate with plants and vegetables, leaving him nothing to eat. A math whiz must become drunk or stoned in order to inebriate his enemies. One kid woke up with a major boost to his, ahem, personal equipment. And then there's a talking Beaver…

Also available in a super-limited edition signed by co-creators Hugh Sterbakov and Seth Green!

Full Color 176 pages $29.99 hardcover

Limited Signed Edition $49.99

Pilot Season 2007 Trade Paperback

(W) Top Cow's Finest (A) Top Cow's Finest (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

Now that the voting is over and the two winners of Pilot Season 2007 have been announced, here's your chance to take another look at all the candidates in one neat collection! This star-studded volume features original stories and art by a cool mix of fresh newcomers and seasoned veterans, including Ian Edginton (Judge Dredd), Stjepan Sejic (First Born), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Elk's Run), Rick Mays (Ultimate Marvel Team-Up), Joshua Ortega (Spider-Man Unlimited), Jonboy Meyers (Ninja Scroll), Jason Aaron (Wolverine), Jorge Lucas (The Incredible Hulk), Joe Casey (Uncanny X-Men) and Kevin Maguire (JLA Classified).

Collects Pilot Season #1 issues of The Angelus, Cyblade, The Necromancer, Ripclaw and Velocity.

Full Color 144 pages $14.99 trade paperback

The Darkness #3 Top Cow Store Exclusive Variant

(W) Phil Hester (A) Michael Broussard (Cov) Michael Broussard

The mesmerizing third issue cover by series artist Michael Broussard (The Darkness: Butcher). Limited to 1,000 copies, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $10.00 Top Cow Store Exclusive

Witchblade #116 Wizard World Los Angeles Exclusive Variant

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

This tantalizing variant cover is by master Marc Silvestri (X-Men: Messiah Complex). Limited to 2,000 copies, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $10.00 Convention Exclusive

Witchblade #116 Retailer Incentive Signed Edition

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

The sexy incentive cover by painter Greg Horn (Ms. Marvel) is now available signed by both Ron Marz and Stjepan Sejic. Limited to 100 copies, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $20.00 Convention Exclusive

Wanted: Assassin's Edition HC Exclusive Convention Foil Variant

(W) Mark Millar (A) J.G. Jones (Cov) J.G. Jones

The story that inspired this summer's Universal Pictures film starring Angelina Jolie is collected in a director's commentary edition and features a foil variant cover. Limited to 500 copies, allocations may occur.

Full Color 224 pages $50.00 Convention Exclusive

 
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