Image Solicitations for January, 2009

Thu, October 16th, 2008 at 11:28pm PDT | Updated: October 24th, 2008 at 5:40pm

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Image Comics has released solicitation information and images for new books and products shipping in January, 2009. 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.

Image Comics Solicitations - Last Six Months

Story continues below

AMERICAN JESUS, VOL. 1: CHOSEN TP

story MARK MILLAR

art & cover PETER GROSS

From the writer of WAR HEROES, KICK ASS and the Universal hit, WANTED! Itis the next MARK MILLAR graphic novel set to become a feature film! AMERICAN JESUS, VOL. 1: CHOSEN follows atwelve-year-old boy who suddenly discovers he's the returned Jesus Christ. He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk and perhaps even raise the dead. How will he deal with the destiny to lead the world in a conflict thousands of years in the making?

JANUARY 14 - 72 PAGES - FC - $9.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

OFFERED AGAIN

WANTED TP

THIS IS A SOUVENIR: THE SONGS OF SPEARMINT & SHIRLEY LEE OGN

by CHYNNA CLUGSTON-FLORES, JAMIE S. RICH, SCOTT MILLS, KIERON GILLEN, JAMIE McKELVIE, RICH JOHNSTON, SALGOOD SAM and many more!

cover JAMES PARSONS

In the tradition of Imageis bestselling COMIC BOOK TATTOO and PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF comes THIS IS A SOUVENIR, an all-new anthology showcasing the very best creators comics has to offer reinterpreting the popular music of indie Britpop band, Spearmint! Features over two hundred pages of stories from such names as Blue Monday's CHYNNA CLUGSTON-FLORES, PHONOGRAM's JAMIE McKELVIE and many, many more!

JANUARY 28 - 208 PAGES - FC - $29.99

OFFERED AGAIN

COMIC BOOK TATTOO SC

PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF TP

FRANK FRAZETTAiS MOON MAID (one-shot)

story JAY FOTOS

art TIM VIGIL

cover A FRANK FRAZETTA

cover B TIM VIGIL

cover C NAT JONES

JAY FOTOS (FRANK FRAZETTAiS DEATH DEALER, Locke and Key) and Tim Vigil (FRANK FRAZETTAiS DARK KINGDOM, Faust) team up for an epic tale inspired by one of FRANK FRAZETTAiS most beloved paintings: Moon Maid!

On the dead moon of Kyra, a sheltered young Maid is torn between good and evil. As she comes of age and the equinox draws closer, the Maid learns her true identity and what purpose she has in the universe. The only trick is learning who she can trustOeand how to survive her destiny!

JANUARY 14 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.99

SPAWN #188

story TODD McFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN

art WHILCE PORTACIO & TODD McFARLANE

colors JIN HAN

THE ENDGAME CONINUES!

Over the past several issues, SPAWN has experience the most dramatic series of twists in its long history. Events that have rocked the status quo and echoed from the heights of Heaven to the pit of Hell. But what does it all mean? A young reporter following an obscure lead thinks heis stumbled upon the answer. As incredible as his suspicions may be, the truth is something far beyond his imagination. Brought to you by TODD McFARLANE, WHILCE PORTACIO and BRIAN HOLGUIN.

JANUARY 28 - 32 PAGES - FC - $2.95

DAWN, VOL. 1: LUCIFERiS HALO 20th ANNIVERSARY TP

story, art & cover JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER

Dawn, the Goddess of birth and rebirth, helps Darrian, a young warrior, find his place in a post apocalyptic New York. She gives him Lucifer's Halo, and the forces of heaven and Hell descend upon him to take it back. Through blood & tears, Dawn leads Darrian to his destiny as the incarnation of her lover, the Horned God.

Collects issues #1-6.

JANUARY 7 - 208 PAGES - FC - $17.99

OFFERED AGAIN

THE ART OF JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER TP

JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNERiS GIRLS & GODDESSES HC

G-MAN #1 (O/A)

story, art & cover CHRIS GIARRUSSO

From the creator of Mini-Marvels comes G-MAN, the newest superhero on the block! Writer/artist CHRIS GIARRUSSO is unleashing the next wave of all-new kid heroes in his signature Mini-Marvels style! Get in on the ground floor with the origin of G-MAN! Learn how G-Man got his powers! Meet his pals Billy Demon, Tan Man, Sparky and the Suntrooper, and follow their first adventure as they battle Mister Mental and Kid Thunder! It's more good, clean, laugh-out-loud superhero fun from CHRIS GIARRUSSO that you won't want to miss!

JANUARY 7 - 64 PAGES - FC - $5.95

PAX ROMANA TP

story, art & cover JONATHAN HICKMAN

From the mind of comic book innovator Jonathan Hickman, comes the exhilarating time-traveling epic: PAX ROMANA. The creator of THE NIGHTLY NEWS brings his unique sensibility to science fiction and the result is a visually stunning look at a new history of the world.

PAX ROMANA tells the tale of 5000 men sent on an impossible mission to change the past and save the future.

Collects issues #1-4.

JANUARY 21 - 136 PAGES - FC - $14.99

THE SWORD, VOL. 2: WATER TP

story JOSHUA LUNA

art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

Dara Brighton has discovered more information about the three powerful strangers who murdered her family. Armed with this knowledge and the sword, her first order of business is to find Zakros, the one who murdered her sister, and make him pay.

Collects issues #7-12.

JANUARY 21 - 152 PAGES - FC - $14.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

OFFERED AGAIN

THE SWORD, VOL. 1: FIRE TP

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 8: HERE WE REMAIN TP

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

In the last volume we learned that no one is safe. Now after the staggering losses they've sustained, Rick and Carl are left to pick up the pieces and carry on... knowing that they could join thier fallen friends and family at any moment.

Collects issues 49-54.

JANUARY 14 - 136 PAGES - FC - $14.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

OFFERED AGAIN

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 1 TP

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 2 TP

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 3 TP

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 4 TP

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 5 TP

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 6 TP

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 7 TP

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 8 TP

WONDERLOST TP

story C.B. CEBULSKI

art KHOI PHAM, JONATHAN LUNA, PAUL AZACETA, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, ALINA UROSOV, ETHAN YOUNG and more!

cover TRAVS CHAREST

One of the most critically-acclaimed and best reviewed books of the past year is now collected into a single volume for the first time! Awkward kisses, nocturnal fumblings, broken hearts... ah, to be teenager in love! For most of us, these are things we'd prefer to forget, but in this autobrographical anthology, C.B. CEBULSKI shines the light on the romances of his past and shares some outrageous high school love stories! It's Fast Times at Ridgemont High meets Mean Girls as we're taken to bonfires, backseats and bedrooms in these touching and sometimes tragic tales. Told in an open and honest style that has garnered the individual issues praise across the publishing world, these slice-of-life tales are sure take readers back to the more carefree times of their own youths.

JANUARY 7 - 136 PAGES - FC - $14.99

"Writer C.B. Cebulski has a homerun on his hands. Wonderlost is a deeply, brutally honest autobiographical work that easily drags the reader into the swarm of emotions surrounding the teenage angst it portrays." - Diamond Comics' Scoop

"It is nothing short of excellence that all of these different artistic interpretations work well together . I recommend it because Wonderlost's power is in its honesty." - Broken Frontier

"You could give this book to 10 people and each could come away with a different emotion after a trip down memory lane." -Silver Bullet Comic Books

"As is the case with any good autobiographical comic, this book's greatest strength is the writer's honesty."- Eye on Comics

"Sure, we all have those stories from our awkward years. And some of them might even be as entertaining as the ones Cebulski tells us here, but I can't imagine pulling them off as well as he does." - Comic Book Resources

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #12 (RES)

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover JASON HOWARD

As if Wolf-Man didnit already have enough to worry about n here comes TRIPLE THREAT! Are they here to hurt him n or HELP him? This issue sets the stage for the next dramatic phase in the life of Gary Hampton, the Astounding Wolf-Man!

JANUARY 21 - 32 PAGES - FC - $2.99

BRIT #12 (RES)

story ROBERT KIRKMAN & BRUCE BROWN

art NATE BELLEGARDE

cover RYAN OTTLEY & KELSEY SHANNON

Britis son has been missing, replaced by a drone. Britis brother is involved. Brit will do anything to get his son back... but is it already too late? A dramatic turning point in Britis life has been reached.

JANUARY 28 - 40 PAGES - FC - $3.99

DYNAMO 5 #0

story JAY FAERBER

art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

A "day in the life" of Dynamo 5. It's the perfect jumping-on point at

the perfect price -- only 99 cents! Featuring a text page that recaps

the entire series so far, this issue lays the groundwork for this

summer's game-changing 25th issue!

JANUARY 28 - 16 PAGES - FC - 99c

ELPHANTMEN #20

story RICHARD STARKINGS

art MARIAN CHURCHLAND

cover A MARIAN CHURCHLAND

cover B LADR/NN & BOO COOK

"STAR BRIGHT"

Girl meets Elephantman. Girl falls forElephantman. Elephantman loses perspective...

JANUARY 14 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

FIREBREATHER #6 (RES)

story PHIL HESTER

art & cover ANDY KUHN

Itis prom night for high school junior and crown prince of monsters, Duncan Rosenblatt, but finding a date is the least of his problems. How do you work in a battle to the death with your monstrous rival between the limo ride and the first dance?

JANUARY 21 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

FOUR EYES #4

story JOE KELLY

art & cover MAX FIUMARA

With his hands on a baby dragon, Enrico stands on the precipice of a new life. But is the cost too high to bear?

JANUARY 7 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

FRANK FRAZETTAiS SILVER WARRIOR #2 (of 4)

story JOSHUA ORTEGA

art NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

cover A FRANK FRAZETTA

cover B NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

cover C NAT JONES

The Vikavian raiders have attacked Icelvald, and the Silver Warrior must now defend his homeland against this brutal new enemy. But the Vikavians have a secret weapon, and they've also brought along the legendary mercenary known as Morningstar. Will the Silver Warrior and his allies be forced to sacrifice their families in order to save their people? Get the exciting answers from critically acclaimed writer JOSHUA ORTEGA (GEARS OF WAR, THE NECROMANCER) and superstar artists NAT JONES (FRANK FRAZETTA'S DEATH DEALER, SPAWN) and JAY FOTOS (LOCKE & KEY, '68) in the pulse-pounding second issue of this epic miniseries!

JANUARY 28 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.99

GØDLAND #28 (RES)

story JOE CASEY

art & cover TOM SCIOLI

BOOK TWENTY-EIGHT: THE HORROR!

Neela Archeris mission is revealed! Sheis a cosmic cleaner sent to eliminate an Entropist Assassin gone rogue! But what role will Adam play?! Galactic politics at its most severe! Two wrongs donit make a right! The horror! The horror! (Hence the titleOe)

JANUARY 21 - 24 PAGES - FC - $2.99

GØDLAND IS BETTER THAN THE BEST SEX YOU EVER HAD!

GOLLY #5

story PHIL HESTER

art & cover BROOK TURNER

Golly's battle with a coven of goth faux-vampires has resulted in his near death at the hands of their true vampire master. As Golly hovers between this world and the next will his insights from the afterlife prove enough to defeat the sinister bloodsuckers?

JANUARY 7 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

I KILL GIANTS #7 (of 7)

story JOE KELLY

art & cover J.M. KEN NIIMURA

MINISERIES CONCLUSION!

"I did not come for herOe I came for you." Who lives and who dies when the Titanis secret is finally revealed? This is the End, but could it also be a Beginning?

JANUARY 14 - 40 PAGES - FC - $3.99

INVINCIBLE #58 (RES)

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

Invincible and Atom Eve are finally together. Young love... how interesting.

JANUARY 14 - 32 PAGES - FC - $2.99

JACK STAFF #21 (RES)

story & art PAUL GRIST

cover IAN CHURCHILL

The heroes of Castletown have to fight together against the menace of the Muddy Man! Includes bonus stories featuring Alfred Chinard and Morlan the Mystic!

JANUARY 28 - 32PAGES - FC - $3.50

MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #16

story, art & cover MICHAEL ALLRED

"TWEENAGE WASTELAND!"

The Atomics get their band back together and work to get a spot in a music festival. But they are shocked and surprised to find it's sponsored by immortal "Tweens" from another dimension who are looking to take their favorite band back with them. YIKES!

JANUARY 28 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

PHONOGRAM 2: THE SINGLES CLUB #2 (of 7)

story KIERON GILLEN

art & cover JAMIE McKELVIE

Getting over an ex is never easy. When they've laid a phonomantic curse on you, it borders on the impossible. In the second of seven stand-alone stories set in a single club, PHONOGRAM's cynical heart cracks wide open. PLUS two complete back-up stories with art from EMMA VIECELI (HAMLET, COMIC BOOK TATTOO) and DANIEL HEARD (COMIC BOOK TATTOO, CHIMPLANTS)."

JANUARY 7 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

PROOF #16

story ALEX GRECIAN

art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

"THE FUNERAL"

The Lodge says goodbye to an agent. Meanwhile, life goes on as a new agent begins work, the ink monkey sets down some rules and Proof gets a date for the first time in a century and a half!

JANUARY 28 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

SAVAGE DRAGON #144

story, art & cover by ERIK LARSEN

"FALL FROM GRACE"

Savage Dragon becomes public enemy #1. Dragon has nowhere left to turn and things become desperate as he struggles to survive.

JANUARY 28 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

THE SWORD #15

story JOSHUA LUNA

art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

Dara will stop at nothing to get the sword back.

JANUARY 21 - 32 PAGES - FC - $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WALKING DEAD #57 (RES)

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

They continue down the road n and they are not alone.

JANUARY 7 - 32 PAGES - BW - $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

SHADOWLINE SOLICITATIONS FOR JANUARY 2009

ZOMBIE COP

Written by Jeff Mariotte

Art and cover by Szymon Kudranski

96 pages

FC

JANUARY 28

$9.99

Joe Mundy is a doomed cop, desperately clinging to the last vestiges of his humanity before the virus that infected his town turns him into zombie as well! Will he have enough time to solve the mystery of what caused the virus before he succumbs to his horrific fate?

Alternately humorous, horrific and tragic Zombie Cop will leave you questioning just what it means to beOehuman.

Critically acclaimed author Jeff Mariotte brings a tale of horror youire unlikely to forget!

HEATHENTOWN OGN

Written by Corinna Sara Bechko

Art and cover by Gabriel Hardman

96 pages

B/W

January 21

$9.99

When Anna travels deep within the Florida Everglades to attend her loveris funeral, she finds herself in an eerie small town where death is but a horrible beginning! In an attempt to discover the truth, she digs up her loveris coffin, starting a chain reaction which brings an ancient malevolence into the townOebent on her destruction!

ARCHIBALD CHASES THE DRAGON

written by DARA NARAGHI

art & cover by GRANT BOND

32 pg

Two-Color

JANUARY 7

$3.50

Archibald Aardvark thought the murder of his brother was solved, but when a stranger tips him off to a cover-up, he travels to Little China in search of the mysterious "Compassionate Wind of Death"! This noir tale of greed, secrets, and a deal with the devil will have you deliciously anticipating if our hapless hero will survive long enough to stitch together a few answersOeor will he fall victim to the red dragon haunting his fevered dreams?

TAG: Archibald takes the classic animation of Fleischer Studios and kicks it out a moving car in the middle of Roman Polanski's Chinatown.

Retailer Warning: Mature Readers only.

I HATE GALAXY GIRL #3 (of 3)

plot by JIM VALENTINO

script by KAT CAHILL

art by SETH DAMOOSE

cover by JIMMIE ROBINSON

32 pages

FC

JANUARY 14

$3.50

"No More Heroes"

All bets are off as Tempest and Galaxy Girl have the showdown this series has been building up to! With no one left to trust and nowhere left to run, Renee learns about the dark side of heroism. The final fate of the Fellowship of Freedom is revealed! Please, don't reveal this issue's SHOCKING ENDING to anyone!

Tag: Final issue cover by Jimmie (Bomb Queen) Robinson!

SAVAGE #4 (of 4)

Co-Plotted by Jeff Frank & Steve Niles

Script by Jeff Frank & Dan Wickline

Art and cover by Mike Mayhew

32 pg

FC

JANUARY 28

$3.50

Peter must accept the unthinkable and embrace the monster withinOebefore a murderous pack of werewolves slaughter him! The ultimate climax of monster versus monster carnage!

Final issue from super-star artist Mike Mayhew and 30 Days of Night author, Steve Niles!

TAG: We can choose to be a hero or a monsterOe he can be both!

TOP COW SOLICITATIONS

Velocity #1

(W) Joe Casey (A) ChrisCross (Cov) ChrisCross, Kenneth Rocafort

Another Pilot Season winner gets its “series premiere.” Cyberforce’s resident speedster, Velocity, gets her own solo series because you voted for it!

Even with her super-speed, it seems the past still has its way of catching up with Carin Taylor. When a certain blue-skinned mogul reappears in her life to make her an offer she shouldn’t refuse, Velocity discovers that saying no can get her killed!

Featuring spectacular art by ChrisCross (Captain Marvel, Firestorm) and a stunning variant cover by Kenneth Rocafort (Madame Mirage).

Cover A — ChrisCross and Snakebite

Cover B — Kenneth Rocafort

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Impaler #2

(W) William Harms (A) Matt Timson (Cov) Matt Timson

The massive vampire army, numbering in the millions, pushes west, out of New York and into Pennsylvania. Desperate to hold the line against the undead horrors, Lt. George Wagner leads a team of soldiers in the defense of Philadelphia. And back in New York, Victor is healed by the most potent medicine of all — Vlad’s blood.

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Starfall Poster

(ART BY) Randy Queen

Randy Queen’s newest heroine is making her way to Top Cow in 2009 so steel yourselves for her arrival with this magnificent, giant poster.

Full Color 24”x36” $7.99 Poster

Cyblade #4

(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A) Rick Mays (Cov) Rick Mays

The table is set for the final showdown between Cyblade and Cyberdata. Dominique must face her toughest foe yet, in the form of RIPCLAW! More than just her life hangs in the balance, as she must decide between her freedom and the lives of all those tortured by Cyberdata.

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Cyblade #1 Kenneth Rocafort Baltimore Comic-Con Variant

(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A) Rick Mays (Cov) Kenneth Rocafort

This stunning portrait by Rocafort (Madame Mirage) is a must-have collectible, available in limited supply.

Full Color 32 pages $10.00 convention exclusive

Pilot Season Winners Pack

(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov, Joe Casey, Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman, Troy Hickman

(A) Rick Mays, Kevin Maguire, Afua Richardson, Reza (Cov) Rick Mays, Kevin Maguire, Afua Richardson, Hendry Prasetyo

The first two years of Pilot Season have produced four winners: Cyblade and Velocity from 2007 and Genius and Twilight Guardian in 2008. Missed out on what everyone else thought was worth voting for? Here’s your chance in this discounted pack of all four issues!

Full Color 32 pages each $6.99 Comic Set (x 4)

Witchblade #124

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

Witchblade wielders Sara Pezzini and Dani Baptiste find themselves at odds over the fate of a girl Dani has taken on as a dance student. Could this be the end of their friendship and perhaps the start of something far more deadly? This issue sets the stage for a storyline that will change Sara, Dani and the Witchblade forever!

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Dragon Prince #1 David Finch B/W Lone Star Comics Variant

(W) Ron Marz (A) Lee Moder (Cov) David Finch

An exclusive convention cover by the inimitable David Finch in pristine black and white.

Full Color 32 pages $10.00 convention exclusive

Witchblade “Ring in the New Year” Pack

(W) Various (A) Various (Cov) Various

To celebrate the new year, here’s a random assortment of 10 past issues of Witchblade, offered at an unbeatable price. Sets are limited!

Full Color 32 pages each $9.99 Comic Set (x 10)

The Darkness #10/74

(W) Phil Hester (A) Michael Broussard (Cov) Dale Keown, Frazer Irving

To reclaim his soul from the demonic Sovereign, Jackie must defeat his last champion — a trailer park meth lord who happens to be immortal. Cut off from his full power, Jackie travels to the dark underbelly of the American heartland to execute a man who cannot die. Black Teeth continues the startling “Crooked” storyline and sets up the game-changing events that will alter The Darkness forever.

Artist Michael Broussard returns as we count down to the 75th issue overall of The Darkness!

Cover A — Dale Keown

Cover B — Frazer Irving

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Broken Trinity #2 Marc Silvestri Baltimore Comic-Con Variant

(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic, Phil Hester (Cov) Marc Silvestri

An iconic image of the Top Cow Trinity drawn by the artist who had a hand in all of their creation.

Full Color 32 pages $10.00 convention exclusive

Midnight Nation Oversized Deluxe Hardcover

(W) J. Michael Straczynski (A) Gary Frank

Midnight Nation is a thought-provoking story with religious overtones about a police officer in limbo who goes on a cross-country search for his soul but encounters some mighty obstacles along the way. J. Michael Straczynski’s provocative storytelling and the fantastic art of Gary Frank (Action Comics, Squadron Supreme) captivated readers with its mix of action, horror and drama built around a message of hope, loyalty and sacrifice.

Collected now for the first time in a deluxe, oversized hardcover, this edition includes Midnight Nation #1-#12, the WizardÑ€šÃ‚½ issue, a spectacular cover gallery and never-before-seen extras!

Full Color 304 pages $34.99 hardcover

Witchblade Vol. 6 Trade Paperback

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

The new era of Witchblade featuring the team of writer Ron Marz and artist Stjepan Sejic begins here! The pair committed to staying on the title until at least issue #150 and their first complete arc together is collected in this trade paperback. If you’ve never read Witchblade, this is the perfect place to start!

Collects Witchblade #116-#120 and features an eye-catching cover gallery that includes pieces by Sejic, Greg Horn, Luke Ross and Marc Silvestri.

Full Color 144 pages $14.99 trade paperback

TAGS:  image comics, solicitations

 
CBR News

Send This Article to a Friend

Separate multiple email address with commas.

You must state your name.

You must enter your email address.