Image Solicitations, May 2009

Fri, February 20th, 2009 at 7:58am PST | Updated: February 20th, 2009 at 8:47am

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

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OLYMPUS #1 GEM OF THE MONTH
script NATHAN EDMONDSON
art & cover CHRISTIAN WARDvariant cover TOMMY LEE EDWARDS

MAY 20
24 PAGES / FC
$2.99

In ancient Greece, Zeus granted eternal life to two brothers, and bound them to his service. 3,000 years later, they are hunting an exiled god, only in their hunt they release onto earth one of Hades' most dangerous prisoners. With a fresh, compelling visual style and original storytelling,OLYMPUS #1is a rebirth of classical mythology into action and intrigue.

SPAWN: ARCHITECTS OF FEAR (ONE-SHOT) (RES)
story ARTHUR CLAIRE
art & cover ALEKSI BRICLOT

MAY 28
64 PAGES / FC
$6.99

From the creative team that brought you Spawn Simony comes this new original Spawn graphic novel fully painted by one of the world's premiere artists.

An elite group of Angels, known as the Caste of Architects, needs the help of Spawn to retrieve one of their living weapons that has gone amok, the Horsaak-El. For centuries this "weapon" has been absorbing the souls of the damned to keep them from joining the armies of Hell, but now it is preying on the souls of the innocent. To ensure Spawn's cooperation, one of the Caste have placed his brother, Marc, in the weapon's path.

SPAWN: ARCHITECTS OF FEAR also features a behind-the-scenes section, with additional art and commentary about this long-anticipated project.

OFFERED AGAIN
SPAWN: NEW FLESH TP
SPAWN: NEO NOIR TP

YOUNGBLOOD #9
story ROB LIEFELD
art & cover ROB LIEFELD

MAY 28
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

FIRST STRIKE BEGINS!
While the new Obama appointed Youngblood team deals with the threat of a resurgent Cybernet, the White House is under attack! The President must work with a surprising figure from Youngblood's past in order to stay alive. Who is the member from Youngblood's past that is behind the assault on the First Family?

OFFERED AGAIN
YOUNGBLOOD, VOL. 1: FOCUS TESTED TP

ARMAGEDDON NOW: JADA (ONE-SHOT)
story ROB LIEFELD
art & cover MARAT MYCHAELS & MIKE CAPPROTTI

MAY 20
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

A mysterious baby holds the key to Armageddon! The popular rogue agent, JADA, from the pages of ARMAGEDDON NOW earns her status as an elite agent in this exciting spy tale pitting her against a powerful crime cartel seeking control of a mysterious baby who holds secrets that can change the world as we know it.

OFFERED AGAIN
ARMAGEDDON NOW: WORLD WAR III HC

POWER UP OGN
story & art DOUG TENNAPEL
cover DOUG TENNAPEL

MAY 28
128 PAGES / BW
$12.99
From the creator of Earthworm Jim, Creature Tech and Monster Zoo comes the comedic story of Hugh Randolph, a family man down on his luck. He works as a mindless drone at a local printer until he discovers a mysterious video game console that gives him the power to produce endless riches, manipulate his work day, even cheat death.

OFFERED AGAIN
EARTHBOY JACOBUS OGN
GEAR OGN
MONSTER ZOO OGN

G-MAN, VOL.1: LEARNING TO FLY TP
story CHRIS GIARRUSSO
art & cover CHRIS GIARRUSSO

MAY 20
96 PAGES, FC
$9.99

From the creator of the sold-out MINI-MARVELS digests comes the first G-MAN digest! Writer/artist CHRIS GIARRUSSO continues his signature Mini Marvels brand of comics with G-Man and his pals, the next wave of all-new kid super-heroes!

Collects the sold-out G-Man one-shot, the G-Man Christmas story, an extensive collection of COMIC BITS comic strips and more!

SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 1 TP
story TODD McFARLANE
art TODD McFARLANE
cover GREG CAPULLO

MAY 6
144 PAGES / FC
$14.99

Todd McFarlane Productions presents Spawn: Origins!
Newly designed and reformatted trades now feature all new cover art with new interpretations of classic Spawn covers, by GREG CAPULLO.

SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 1 reprints the stories and artwork (by TODD McFARLANE himself) that laid the groundwork for the most successful independent comic book ever published. SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 1 includes the introduction of not only Spawn, but also a number of other memorable and menacing characters, including Malebolgia and the Violator.

Collects SPAWN #1-6

OFFERED AGAIN
THE BEST OF CURSE OF THE SPAWN TP

SPECIAL FORCES, VOL. 1 TP
story KYLE BAKER
art & cover KYLE BAKER

MAY 13
200 PAGES / FC
$16.99

The Comic Book That Ended The Iraq War!
Zone, the unwitting pawn of a corrupt recruiter, is a mentally disabled soldier. Felony is a three-time loser who enlisted to avoid life in prison. When the rest of their unit is massacred in Baghdad, these brave American teenagers are democracy's last hope against the villainy of the notorious terrorist known as The Desert Wolf!

Collects issues SPECIAL FORCES #1-4

Retailer warning: may not be suitable for all ages.

THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM, VOL. 1 TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art CHARLIE ADLARD & TONY MOORE
cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

MAY 6
1088 PAGES / BW
$59.99

AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
The first eight volumes of this fan-favorite series collected into one massive paperback collection. Get it while supplies last.

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #1-48.

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 SCRIPT BOOK #1

DEAD @17: ULTIMATE EDITION TP
story JOSH HOWARD
art & cover JOSH HOWARD

MAY 13
408 PAGES, FC
$24.99

When 17-year-old Nara Kilday is murdered at the hands of a demonic cult, the quiet suburb of Darlington Hills is turned upside down. But when Nara inexplicably returns from the dead, what seems like a miracle at first may in fact spell the end for mankind. This volume collects the entire DEAD @17 saga - what Comic Shop News calls "one of the most thought-provoking character-driven horror tales in years."

The perfect way to jump on board before the launch of next month's all-new series.

Collects DEAD @17, DEAD @17: BLOOD OF SAINTS, DEAD @17: REVOLUTION and DEAD @17: THE 13th BROTHER

OFFERED AGAIN
LOADED BIBLE, VOL. 1 TP

DAWN, VOL. 3: THREE TIERS TP
story JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
art & cover JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER

MAY 13
144 PAGES / FC
$14.99

JOSEPH LINSNER put three years into creating this third chapter of the Dawn saga, his modern reworking of classic earth goddess mythology. In THREE TIERS, Dawn leads her earthly lover Darrian through a post-apocalyptic Europa. She taunts him in visions and dreams, but she is always just one maddening step away. On his quest for Dawn, Darrian fights duels, slays dragons, and makes love to three women a virgin, a queen and a whore. Is Dawn one of them or all three? In chasing Dawn, Darrian stumbles upon the key to his destiny and discovers the true face of the goddess.

Collects DAWN: THREE TIERS #1-6

OFFERED AGAIN
DAWN, VOL. 1 TP

I KILL GIANTS TP
story JOE KELLY
art & cover J.M. KEN NIIMURA

MAY 13
184 PAGES, BW
$15.99

Barbara Thorson, a girl battling monsters both real and imagined, kicks butt, takes names, and faces her greatest fear in the bittersweet coming-of-age story called "Best Indy Book of 2008" by IGN. AICN says "Oea great mini full of eccentricity, humor and humanity that I not only highly recommend, but hope to see get some well deserved attention come Eisner time."

Collects I KILL GIANTS #1-7

NOBLE CAUSES ARCHIVES, VOL. 2 TP
story JAY FAERBER
art various
cover CORY WALKER

MAY 6
778 PAGES / BW
$24.99

Concluding Jay Faerber's epic superhero series! This volume features the introduction of the Blackthornes, a family of super-villains, as well as a leap forward 5 years into the future! Together with the first volume, these Archives collect the entire series, start to finish!

Collects NOBLE CAUSES #13-40, NOBLE CAUSES: EXTENDED FAMILY #1 and NOBLE CAUSES: EXTENDED FAMILY #2.

OFFERED AGAIN
NOBLE CAUSES ARHIVES, VOL. 1 TP

POWERS VOL. 1: WHO KILLED RETRO GIRL? TP (NEW PRINTING)
story BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art & cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING

MAY 27
208 PAGES / FC
$21.99

Homicide Detective Christian Walker has to investigate the shocking murder of one of the most popular superheroes the world has ever known, Retro Girl. Walker teamed up with spunky rookie Detective Deena Pilgrim, as the murder investigation takes them from the seediest underbelly a city has to offer, to the gleaming towers that are home to immortal beings. As shocking twisted hidden truths about Retro Girl come to light, Walker finds that to solve this crime he might have to reveal his own dark secret.

This Definitive Collection features an all-new "making of" sketch-book section, a presentation of BENDIS' original "shooting script" for the first chapter, a collection of newspaper style teaser strips, plus a gallery of unused illustrations art and cover art.

Collects POWERS #1-6

BACKLIST SPOTLIGHT
24seven, VOL. 1-2
AFTERWORKS, VOL. 1-2
COMIC BOOK TATTOO HC & SC
FOUR-LETTER WORLDS
LIQUID CITY
POPGUN, VOL. 1-3
PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF
TALES FROM THE STARLIGHT DRIVE-IN

AMBER ATOMS #4
story, art & cover KELLY YATES
colors MICHAEL E. WIGGAM

MAY 27
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

The final battle begins when the true villain, Lord Boomba, reveals his plan to enslave all the free worlds of the galaxy in a single stroke. It's up to Amber to stop Boomba's monstrous warships, yet there's one that stands in her wayOe her father's killer. It's a confrontation for the fate of the galaxy.

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #16
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover JASON HOWARD
variant cover DALE KEOWN (1/25 incentive)

MAY 28
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

"LOCKDOWN," Part Two
As the world-ending plans of THE FACE draw nearer to completion--Stronghold Prison is attacked! Amidst the chaos Wolf-Man must face off against Zechariah for the final time. Will it lead to his escape--or his demise?

ELEPHANTMEN #19 (RES)
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art MARIAN CHURCHLAND
cover IAN CHURCHILL & BOO COOK
flip cover MARIAN CHURCHLAND
variant cover IAN CHURCHILL

MAY 13
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

"MONSOON"
The story of Sahara.

FOUR EYES #4 (RES)
story JOE KELLY
art MAX FIUMARA & NESTOR PEREYRA
cover MAX FIUMARA & NESTOR PEREYRA

MAY 25
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

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

INVINCIBLE #62
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

MAY 20
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

INVINCIBLE WAR: AFTERMATH!
CONQUEST is here. Invincible is confronted with the most dangerous threat he's ever faced. He will not come out of this unscathed. This issue is not to be missed.

JERSEY GODS #4
story GLEN BRUNSWICK & MARK WAID
art DAN McDAID & JOE INFURNARI
cover MICHAEL ALLRED
variant cover DAN McDAID

MAY 6
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

A strange turn of events sends Zoe bargain shopping at the Cherry Hill Mall. Her delight goes sour when an unexpected encounter with fashion mogul Delia forces her to confront a fierce designer-jean counterfeit ring. The gods of Neboron must undergo extreme measures in order to save their planet from an extinction level asteroid. MARK WAID and JOE INFURNARI continue their exciting gods of Neboron Civil War back-up story.

KILLER OF DEMONS #3 (of 3)
story CHRISTOPHER YOST
art & cover SCOTT WEGENER

MAY 6
40 PAGES / FC
$3.99

The fiendish finale! But what's at stake? Dave Sloan's mind and soul? Or the fate of humanity? Is Dave fighting his way through a horde of demons, or is he blazing a trail of death through his co-workers and cementing his place as a mass murderer? Who is telling the truth... the angel, or the devil? But as Dave faces off with Astaroth, Archduke of Hell (or possibly his creative director), one thing is for sure... demons are going be be killed, whether they're real or imaginary.

LILLIM #3 (of 5)
story SHAUN LAPACEK & IAN KEISER
art & cover MATRIX

MAY 13
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

After his confrontation with Bridget's ex-boyfriend, Loki is forced to explain his dark rage. Loki shocks Bridget with the truth of his identity and life, as they begin their journey to the place of his birth, where he hopes to find answers about Odin. Meanwhile, Odin and Thor begin to assert their dominance over the volatile country of Provenka.

LUCHA LIBRE #7
story JERRY FRISSEN
art GOBI, WITKO, FABIEN M, TANQUERELLE
cover GOBI

MAY 6
56 PAGES / FC
$6.99

After fighting cheerleading Ninjas and evil Rednecks, TEQUILA discovers his precious trailer home in flames. Ouch! The Cyclops and Sirens mysteriously appear on THE TIKITIS tropical island. Odyssey! PROFESOR FURIA gets arrested. Karma! LUCHADORITO's Melindez fights a little lizard and loses. Pathetic!

MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #16 (RES)
story MICHAEL ALLRED
art & cover MICHAEL ALLRED

MAY 28
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

"TEENAGE 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!

PROOF #20
story ALEX GRECIAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

MAY 28
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

"JULIA," Part Three
As Scotland Yard closes in,London's circus freaks join forces to track down Springheel Jack and end his reign of terror.

SAVAGE DRAGON #148
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN

MAY 6
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

All-new story and art from fan-favorite writer/artist ERIK LARSEN (Spider-Man, Wolverine)!There's a new vigilante in town: The Dynamic Daredevil! Thisrecently resurrected herofrom comics' Golden Age has made Chicago his new home and it pits him against Chicago's fin-headed finest! Plus: A mysterious assassin from Dragon's past is introduced asDragon's battle against the notorious Vicious Circle heats up.

A great jumping-on point for SAVAGE DRAGON, which includes the ongoing back up serial that is not available in the Free Comic Book Day edition of this issue, plus the usual assortment of letters, pinups and other features. It's the ultimate introductory issue and fit for readers young and old.

OFFERED AGAIN
SAVAGE DRAGON #137 (CURRENT PRINTING)
SAVAGE DRAGON #145

SOUL KISS #4 (of 5)
story STEVEN T. SEAGLE
art & cover MARCO CINELLO

MAY 13
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

Be careful what you wish forOe

Lili Bloom is locked into a non-stop nightmare version of "Let's Make a Deal." But trading the scarred souls of men she kisses for the innocent soul of her boyfriend is proving harder than Lili thought. Time is running out for the worst barter of the decade. Will Lili find a way to beat the Devil? Or will she simply give in to her urge to pucker up and seal the deal? And could her situation possibly get any more complicated? Of course it could.

Oeyou just might get it.

Retailer warning: may not be suitable for all ages.

SPAWN #192
story TODD McFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN
art WHILCE PORTACIO & TODD McFARLANE
cover WHILCE PORTACIO & TODD McFARLANE

MAY 20
32 PAGES / FC
$2.95

"ENDGAME," Part Eight
Realizing that there is no one he can fully trust, Jim sets out on his own, growing increasingly paranoid and desperate for answers regarding his identity. As he becomes more and more reliant on the Spawn entity to sustain him, enemies begin closing in from all sides. Meanwhile, detectives Sam and Twitch make a surprising discovery. Brought to you by TODD McFARLANE, WHILCE PORTACIO and BRIAN HOLGUIN.

OFFERED AGAIN
SPAWN #185 (CURRENT PRINTING)
SPAWN #186 (CURRENT PRINTING)

THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT #2 (of 4)
story MAC CARTER
art TONY SALMONS
cover ADAM BYRNE

MAY 13
36 PAGES / FC
$4.99

Something sinister has been unleashed into the life of young pulp writer H.P. Lovecraft. His wretched dream of monsters and murder has come true! It can't be coincidence... It can't be merely that he's begun a fast descent into madness... Two men are dead! Can Lovecraft stop the deadly beasts that seem to slip from his subconscious into the real world before the police discover that the trail of blood leads directly to his doorstep....

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE SWORD #18
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

MAY 6
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Dara's battle with the earth-god Knossos finally comes to an end, but in a way she and even Knossos never expected.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WALKING DEAD #61
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

Salvation?

MAY 13
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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