Image Solicitations, February 2009

Thu, November 13th, 2008 at 11:31pm PST | Updated: November 14th, 2008 at 4:10pm

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SOUL KISS #1 (of 5) - GEM OF THE MONTH

story STEVEN T. SEAGLE

art & cover MARCO CINELLO

MAN OF ACTION STUDIOS brings acclaimed Vertigo creator and multiple Eisner nominee STEVEN T. SEAGLE (American Virgin, it's a bird..., Sandman Mystery Theater) to Image Comics for the all-new, five-issue series, SOUL KISS - the story of a woman with vengeance on her mind and damnation on her lips. Animator Marco Cinello (The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, Curious George) makes his comics debut providing lush, full-color artwork.

A deal with the Devil gone bad leads production assistant Lili Bloom to strike a second deal with the Devil gone worse: To save her boyfriend, Lili must deliver ten innocent souls to Hell by sealing their fates...with a kiss.

FEBRUARY 11 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

BAD DOG #1

story JOE KELLY

art & cover DIEGO GRECO

The acclaimed writer of Deadpool returns to his dark comedy, anti-hero roots with BAD DOG, channeling a lifetime of bad behavior into two misfit bounty hunters incapable of catching a break, let alone a criminal. Lou is a werewolf who despises people so much that he refuses to shift back into human form. Wendell is a vertically-challenged, gutter-mouthed ex-preacher with a hair-trigger temper. Two glorious bastards drinking their way across the American Nightmare, hunting down the dregs of humanity...to find themselves. (That is, if by "find themselves," you mean drink, swear and generally make a mess of things.)

Brought to you by beer-goggle visionary bon vivants JOE KELLY (Deadpool...yes, we're saying it again!) and DIEGO GRECO.

FEBRUARY 4 - 40 PAGES - FC - $3.99
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THE GREAT UNKNOWN #1

story DUNCAN ROULEAU

art & cover DUNCAN ROULEAU

A MIND-THROBBING WHODUNNIT!

Everything Zach Feld imagines - impossibly - shows up somewhere else. It's as if someone is reading his mind and selling his incredible thoughts to the highest bidder.

His friends and family think Zach is a freeloader with delusions of grandeur - making up one weird paranoiac story after another to defend his directionless life. They might be right. But when Zach begins to dig deeper into the mystery, he discovers that they might be very, very wrong. Has someone been sneaking around inside Zach's mind?

Visionary storyteller DUNCAN ROULEAU (Metal Men, The Nightmarist, X-Factor) creates this five-issue series about one man's quest to find the people responsible for raiding his thoughts and relegating him to a life of being the great unknown.

FEBRUARY 18 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

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CODEFLESH: THE DEFINITIVE EDITION HC

story JOE CASEY

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD

BACK AT IMAGE IN AN ALL-NEW FULL COLOR COLLECTION!

A cult hit is back, the way it was always meant to be seen, from co-creators JOE CASEY (GODLAND) and CHARLIE ADLARD (THE WALKING DEAD). Cameron Daltrey is an L.A. bail bondsman. His specialty is criminals of the superhuman persuasion, the type who rarely make their court dates. And so Cameron leads an interesting double life: bail bondsman by day, masked bounty hunter by night. Packed with extra features, INCLUDING AN ALL-NEW CODEFLESH STORY BY CASEY & ADLARD - THE FIRST IN SEVEN YEARS!

FEBRUARY 25 - 128 PAGES - FC - $34.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

SAVAGE DRAGON #145

story, art & cover by ERIK LARSEN

"BACK IN BLUE"

Savage Dragon goes back to his roots! Nearly 12 years after walking off the job as a law enforcement officer Savage Dragon rejoins the Chicago Police Department. It's a great jumping on point for new readers and old, and it helps pave the way for IMAGE UNITED. The Vicious Circle is reborn and Captain Frank Darling turns to the one man he knows can get the job done: The Dragon! It's history in the making, boys and girls! This issue of SAVAGE DRAGON comes with our highest possible recommendation!

Featuring an appearance by, and an alternate cover featuring, President-Elect Barack Obama.

FEBRUARY 25 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

AMBER ATOMS #1

story, art & cover KELLY YATES

colors MICHAEL E. WIGGAM

"CHAPTER ONE"

Blast-off with the newest sci-fi adventure heroine Amber Atoms! Follow the ongoing adventures of this modern day "Flash Gordon" as Amber dreams of leaving her mundane life, but not exactly how she imagined. Mercenaries and aliens suddenly invade Amber's world as she learns that her family history could decide the fate of the galaxy.

FEBRUARY 18 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

JERSEY GODS #1

story GLEN BRUNSWICK

art DAN McDAID

cover MIKE ALLRED

variant cover DAN McDAID

You're a high maintenance Jersey girl that lives close enough to New York to want the cosmopolitan lifestyle, but you're not brave enough to leave your over protective parents. The solid guys that stayed behind fail to hold your interest very long so you wind up looking for a heart of gold where there is none. What's a girl to do? If you're Zoe, you marry the first God of war that crash lands in town. Then you move into a house just three houses down from your parents. But what happens when even a God can't exactly measure up to your expectations?

JERSEY GODS is a superhero book in which the hero, plagued by household chores, his wife's crazy agenda, and meddlesome in laws, has no time left to save the galaxy.

FEBRUARY 4 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

SPAWN #189

story TODD McFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN

art WHILCE PORTACIO & TODD McFARLANE

colors JIN HAN

Jim continues to struggle to remember his past while trying to come to terms with the dark power that now dwells within him. Wrestling for control with the Spawn entity, he soon discovers that power is not corrupting, it's addictive. Brought to you by the all-star team of TODD McFARLANE, WHILCE PORTACIO and BRIAN HOLGUIN.

FEBUARY 25 - 32 PAGES - FC - $2.95

DISPLACED PERSONS OGN (RES)

story DEREK McCULLOCH

art & cover RANTZ A. HOSELEY

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!

In 1939, a detective in Dashell Hammett's 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.

FEBRUARY 4 - 168 PAGES - FC - $19.99

MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS, VOL. 2 TP

story MICHAEL ALLRED

art & cover MICHAEL & LAURA ALLRED

Frank "Madman" Einstein faces his greatest challenge as he searches to find a way to get the love of his life, Josephine Lombard, back to normal after her soul merges with the mutant It Girl. Obstacles include snaky beings from another dimension, failed experiments in secret laboratories, haunted houses, killer robots, and the reboot of a mindless Zombot. Plus: a big bonus section with the usual grab bag of goodies, rare art and process that creator MIKE ALLRED has become celebrated for and an introduction by The Goon's ERIC POWELL!

Collects issues 8-13.

FEBRUARY 11 - 200 PAGES - FC - $19.99

INVINCIBLE, VOL. 10: WHO'S THE BOSS? TP

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

Up until this point, Invincible has been working for the Global Defense agency. Fighting their fights, defeating their enemies... now something's not right, Invincible can no longer carry out his orders unquestioned. Now he finds himself up against the very organization he's been working for!

Collects issues 48-53.

FEBRUARY 18 - 160 PAGES - FC - $16.99

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #13

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover JASON HOWARD

Now, at long last we get the secret origin of Gary Hampton. Where did he come from? How did he rise to become one of the richest men in the world? If you think you know everything about the man who became the Astounding Wolf-Man, think again.

FEBRUARY 25 - 32 PAGES - FC - $2.99


BACK TO BROOKLYN #5 (of 5)

story GARTH ENNIS & JIMMY PALMIOTTI

art & cover MIHAILIO VUKELIC

MINISERIES CONCLUSION!

Bob Saetta and his scumbag brother Paul can avoid it no longer, the FBI and the police department are running low on body bags as the sh*t hits the fan. It's brother vs. brother in one of the bloodiest climaxes in comic book history. Brooklyn's underworld will never be the same, and neither will you!

FEBRUARY 11 - 32 PAGES - FC - $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

DYNAMO 5 #20

story JAY FAERBER

art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

CHANGE IS COMING!

It's Valentine's Day, but the members of Dynamo 5 don't have time to deal with their own love lives. Instead, they have to stop a feuding super-villain couple from destroying Tower City!

FEBRUARY 25 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

ELEPHANTMEN #21

story RICHARD STARKINGS

art & cover BOO COOK

"KILL, KILL, KILL"

Ebony prepares to spend a quiet day at home...but a MAPPO sleeper cell has other plans for him.

FEBRUARY 11 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

FRANK FRAZETTA'S SILVER WARRIOR #3 (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 war between Icevald and the Vikavian raiders heats up as the very land around them is torn asunder. The Silver Warrior must battle the sorceror Ikuma, the bearded warrior Egill, and the hordes of demons that have overrun the land of Icevald...but is the might of the Warrior great enough to overcome the Vikavian's ultimate weapon? 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, FRANK FRAZETTA'S DEATH DEALER) bring you the action-packed third issue of this epic tale of high fantasy!

FEBRUARY 4 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.99

GUERILLAS #4 (of 9)

story BRAHM REVEL

art & cover REVEL

Clayton and the Chimps come across a VC village and decide to clear it. Meanwhile Adolf and the other platoon are hot on their tails and gaining fast. Will this be the delay they need to finally catch the Chimps? Find out in the next action-packed issue of GUERILLAS!

FEBRUARY 25 - 56 PAGES - BW - $5.99

INVINCIBLE #59

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

Meet PowerPlex! He's out to rid the world once and for all of the menace known as Invincible!

FEBRUARY 18 - 32 PAGES - FC - $2.99

PHONOGRAM 2: THE SINGLES CLUB #3 (of 7)

story KIERON GILLEN

art & cover JAMIE McKELVIE

As the Ice Queen of the Phonogram universe, Emily Aster is only afraid of two things: her past catching up and spending time in dodgy indie venues. In the latest of the seven-stories-in-one-night of the Singles Club, she's having to deal with both. Plus, two complete back-up stories featuring the art of LEIGH GALLAGHER (2000AD, The Witching) and LEE O'CONNOR.

FEBRUARY 4 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

PROOF #17

story ALEX GRECIAN

art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

"BORDERLANDS"

The Chupacabra's journey from Mexico to Minnesota is finally revealed in a special stand-alone story. Plus, Colonel Dachshund receives a gift from an unexpected visitor.

FEBRUARY 25 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

PvP #44

story SCOTT KURTZ

art & cover SCOTT KURTZ

THE JADE FONTAINE MYSTERIES!

When Jade and Brent get invited to their high-school reunion it can mean only one thing: MURDER!

FEBRUARY 18 - 24 PAGES - BW - $3.50

THE SWORD #16

story JOSHUA LUNA

art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

Dara finally has her chance to go head to head with Knossos, the man who murdered her mother. However, killing someone who can manipulate the earth is easier said than done.

FEBRUARY 25 - 32 PAGES - FC - $2.99

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THE WALKING DEAD #58

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

The unthinkable.

FEBRUARY 11 - 32 PAGES - BW - $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

SHADOWLINE SOLICITATIONS FOR FEBARUY 2009

INCREDIBLE JOURNEY #1 (of 3)

story TOM ARGUELLO & JIM VALENTINO

art & cover JIM VALENTINO & JIMMIE ROBINSON

All her life Journey Dominguez dreamed of being a super-hero, but when she finds an ancient amulet that steals the hero's powers and may have caused their deaths, Journey finds herself on the run from the very heroes she admired...and the target of an ancient evil awakened!

TAG: Winner of the WHO WANTS TO CREATE A SUPER-HEROINE CONTEST drawn by Jim Valentino and inked by Jimmie Robinson!

FEBUARY 4 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

JOHNNY MONSTER #1 (of 3)

story JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

art & cover J.C. GRANDE

Johnny Monster is the world's foremost super-star monster hunter, but what the world doesn't know is that he was raised by the same monsters he's "hunting"! Now, in order to save his adoptive family...he must fight them! From the acclaimed writer of DEAR DRACULA and Necessary Evil, Johnny Monster mixes Tom Strong with Godzilla movies by way of Tarzan and the Phantom to create a compelling and different monster mash!

FEBUARY 18 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

THE ROBERTS TP

story WAYNE CHINSANG

art & cover ERIK ROSE

The Boston Strangler and the Zodiac Killer are alive and well, living amongst the old and dying of The Shady Lane Retirement Center. Surrounded by bingo tournaments and tea times, these two notorious serial killers quietly trade "war stories" about their golden years, two seemingly parallel pasts filled with violence and victims. But while friendly on the outside, they're both masters at deception. And when one of them comes clean with a secret, the other struggles internally about... murder!

Collects both critically acclaimed 48-page issues, as well as 48 pages of extras, including back-and-forth correspondence between the author and serial killers Richard Ramirez and Charles Manson... plus much more!

FEBUARY 11 - 144 PAGES - BW - $14.99

TED McKEEVER LIBRARY, BOOK 3: METROPOL HC

story TED McKEEVER

art & cover TED McKEEVER

 

METROPōL is an epic story of the fight between angels and demons, but set in a modern industrial landscape. An apocalyptic work in which non-entity Jasper Notochord becomes involved in an unbelievable battle between the forces of good and evil!

 

This volume features all 12 issues of METROPOL, and 3 issues of METROPOL A.D. plus extras!  The must-have definitive collection!

From one of the most critically acclaimed graphic novelists of our time, Ted McKeever!

 

FEBUARY 25 - 424 PAGES - BW - $39.99

 
KITE DAY HC

story VICENTE "VINNY" NAVARRETE

art & cover VICENTE "VINNY" NAVARRETE

 

Told in a delightful rhyming narrative, Kite Day is a charming all-ages children's book that takes the reader on a fanciful journey through the imagination of a spirited, young-at-heart elderly man on his kite flying afternoon. 

 

TAG: Written and drawn by the critically acclaimed artist on Silverline’s Dear Dracula!

 

FEBUARY 11 - 48 PAGES - FC - $9.99

TOP COW SOLICITATIONS

The Darkness #75

(W) Phil Hester (A) Broussard, Keown, Benitez, Timson, Carter, Irving and more! (Cov) Lee Bermejo, Dale Keown, Stjepan Sejic, Michael Broussard

An all-star cast of artists assembles in this oversized book to illustrate the historic 75th overall issue of The Darkness. Combining all three volumes of The Darkness since its debut in 1996, we’re renumbering the current series to pay tribute to the legacy of this rich and storied character.

Journey into a bleak and twisted future to witness humanity’s struggle to survive amongst the wreckage of the eternal conflict between The Darkness and The Angelus. Can Jackie Estacado step off this path to ultimate destruction or will he allow The Darkness to turn him into a global tyrant?

Cover A – Lee Bermejo (wraparound)

Cover B – Dale Keown

Cover C – Stjepan Sejic

Cover D – Michael Broussard

Full Color 48 pages $4.99 ongoing series

Witchblade Annual 2009

(W) Jay Faerber     (A) Eric Basaldua   (Cov) Sami Basri, Eric Basaldua

Presenting the first Witchblade Annual issue ever, complete with a new, original self-contained story by writer Jay Faerber (Pilot Season: Urban Myths, Noble Causes) and artist Eric Basaldua (Witchblade/Devi, Ultimate Fantastic Four). Includes a second bonus story!

Beautiful women all over the city are killing men they don't even know, and then claiming they don't even remember the events. When Sara and partner Gleason are assigned to investigate the case, they're thrown head first into the dangerous and deadly world of…plastic surgery?

Cover A – Sami Basri

Cover B – Eric Basaldua

Full Color      40 pages        $3.99       annual

Velocity #2

(W) Joe Casey (A) ChrisCross (Cov) ChrisCross and Snakebite, Stjepan Sejic

The new series for this Pilot Season 2007 winner continues! From the pages of Marc Silvestri’s Cyberforce comes a new solo title for this Top Cow super speedster!

When Carin Taylor, a.k.a. Velocity, turns down an offer to work for a corporate mogul, he doesn’t take it well! Before she knows it, she’s attacked by a small army of private soldiers and not one, but TWO assailants who can literally keep pace with her! It’ll take a familiar face from her past to help her get out of this jam!

Cover A – ChrisCross and Snakebite

Cover B – Stjepan Sejic
Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series
Top Cow Spring 2009 Preview Book

(W) Rick Loverd and others (A) Various (Cov) Dale Keown

Get a sneak peek at some of the exciting new projects coming from Top Cow in 2009!

This Preview Book features an original Berserker story, the new comic series produced by “Heroes” star Milo Ventimiglia and his DiVide Pictures partner, Russ Cundiff. Created by screenwriter Rick Loverd, Berserker combines elements of superheroes with Norse mythology. Throw in some bone-crushing violence and punch-in-the-mouth action and you’ve got a recipe for a great Top Cow book!

That’s just the beginning! Also in this Preview Book is an exciting glimpse at a diverse mix of other projects coming from Top Cow in 2009. You don’t want to miss it!

Full Color 24 pages $2.99 preview book

Berserker Lithograph

(ART BY) Dale Keown

Dale Keown’s raw and feral Berserker image can now be yours in this limited, numbered lithograph, accompanied by a Top Cow Certificate of Authenticity and shipped in a protective sleeve.

Full Color 11”x17” $29.99 lithograph

Broken Trinity Deluxe Hardcover

(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic, Phil Hester, Jorge Lucas, Brian Stelfreeze, Nelson Blake II (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

This Premiere Hardcover collects all six issues of 2008’s blockbuster storyline, Broken Trinity, plus a slew of bonus material, from a cover gallery to behind-the-scenes commentary. Much like 2007’s First Born story arc, Broken Trinity upsets the status quo of the Top Cow Universe as one of the three principal characters in the never-ending battle between Light and Dark—Witchblade, The Darkness and The Angelus—dies, never to return. In addition, new characters enter the fray, setting the stage for a new ongoing series to debut later in 2009!

Full Color 176 pages $34.99 hardcover

Broken Trinity #3 Eric Basaldua Top Cow Store Variant

(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic, Phil Hester (Cov) Eric Basaldua

A beautiful, sensual cover conceived by the supremely talented Basaldua (Hunter-Killer, Ultimate Fantastic Four), available in limited supply.

Full Color 32 pages $10.00 convention exclusive

The Darkness Novel 2

(W) Kerri Hawkins

In this second installment of The Darkness novel series by author Kerri Hawkins (Blood Legacy), Jackie Estacado struggles to control his branch of the triumvirate powers of the universe while still operating as a mafia hitman. Caught between his earthly enemies and his supernatural foes, Jackie’s greatest battle might be with the black force residing within him.

Jackie loves little beyond himself, but when his childhood friend Jenny is threatened, his hard-edged persona is tested. He begins to understand that The Darkness has its own agenda, and although the dark power might help him, it might also consume him…

B/W 160 pages $6.99 novel

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