Image Comics Solicitations, July 2009

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Image Comics has released solicitation information and images for new books and products shipping in July, 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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THE MICE TEMPLAR: DESTINY #1
story MICHAEL AVON OEMING & BRYAN JL GLASS
art VICTOR SANTOS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING
variant cover VICTOR SANTOS & VERONICA GANDINI
JULY 29
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

The second chapter in the saga of the Mice Templar begins here!
The Templar have fallen, leaving the natural world in the grip of tyrants and ever-increasing chaos. The promise of restoration for the Templar and the salvation of all creatures now lies in the paws of the newly-knighted Karic. But as sinister powers seek to thwart him, others are desperate to use his mission for personal agendas. Now Karic is anxious to complete his training so that he might rescue his family from slavery. But his new master is Cassius, a bitter Templar exile who does not believe in Karic's destiny. Their journey takes them to the legendary Haunted Wood, a dead forest inhabited by Diabhlan, ancient evil spirits hungry to feed off of living souls.

32 PAGES – NO ADS!

SAVAGE DRAGON #150
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN
JULY 15
64 PAGES / FC
$5.99

THIS IS IT! OL’ FIN-HEAD’S FANTASTIC 150th ISSUE!
Just when Dragon thought his struggle to protect Chicago from the nefarious Vicious Circle couldn’t get any worse, his deadliest foe returns. The shocker of the year: OverLord Triumphant!

ELEPHANTMEN WAR TOYS: YVETTE (ONE-SHOT)
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art & cover MORITAT
variant cover MARIAN CHURCHLAND
JULY 22
32 PAGES  / FC 
$3.50

“NIGHTINGALE”
A special one-shot featuring Yvette from the critically acclaimed WAR TOYS miniseries.

ARMAGEDDON NOW: THE BEAST #1 (of 5)
story PHIL HOTSENPILLER & ROB LIEFELD
art & cover ROB LIEFELD & MIKE CAPPROTTI
JULY 29
32 PAGES  / FC 
$3.99

In the aftermath of World War 3, the world as we know it has been altered forever. America is crippled and rebuilding. A leader emerges, Sadju, also known as The Beast, seeks to unite the nations, while he mobilizes his forces and consolidates his international power. Meanwhile our hero, John Corbin races across the globe in pursuit of his former lover, the assassin known as Jada.  Who will uncover the secrets of the Corinthian and unlock the prophecies of Orion that will reveal the true destiny of mankind?

Fully painted color.

DESCENDANT #1 (of 3)
story MICHAEL DOLCE & MARCUS PERRY
art MARIANO NAVARRO
cover TYLER KIRKHAM
JULY 15
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

Believed to be the embodiment of an ancient Incan prophecy, and exiled years earlier for abusing her own powers, Rayne Santiago must confront the past she has been running from her entire life if she hopes to not only win back the trust of her people, but also rescue her brothers.

EXISTENCE 2.0 #1 (of 3)
story NICK SPENCER
art RONALD SALAS
cover TIM DANIEL
JULY 1
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
 
Self-absorbed physicist Sylvester Baladine finds his consciousness transferred into the body of the hitman who just killed him!  Things don’t seem too bad until his daughter is kidnapped by the same people who "killed" him.  Now, he's forced to dig up his past and solve his own murder…inadvertently making himself a target once more.

BOMB QUEEN OMNIBUST, VOL. 1 HC
story JIMMIE ROBINSON
art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON
JULY 8
328 PAGES / FC
$39.99
 
By popular demand!
This deluxe OVERSIZED hardcover collects for the first time ever between two covers BOMB QUEEN # 1-4, BOMB QUEEN II # 1-3 and BOMB QUEEN III # 1-4, plus more extras than you can shake a nuke at! Not for the weak of heart, has been known to cause rashes in some cases. Check with your doctor should swelling develop...or not.

DYNAMO 5, VOL. 3: FRESH BLOOD TP
story JAY FAERBER
art MAHMUD A. ASRAR, YILDIRAY CINAR & MARCIO TAKARA
cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY
JULY 29
144 PAGES / FC
$14.99

Dynamo 5 has disbanded! As super-villains mount an all-out attack on Tower City, Scrap gathers together four new heroes to become a new Dynamo 5. But does this new team have what it takes? Or will their mission end in tragedy?

COLLECTS issue #14-19

FIVE FISTS OF SCIENCE GN (NEW PRINTING)
story MATT FRACTION
art & cover STEVEN SANDERS
JULY 1
112 PAGES / FC
$12.99

BACK IN PRINT!
True story: In 1899, Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla decided to end war forever. With Twain’s connections and Tesla’s inventions, they went into business, selling world peace.

So what happened?

Only now can the tale be told – in which Twain and Tesla collided with Edison and Morgan, an evil science cabal merging the Black Arts and the Industrial Age. Turn of the century New York City sets the stage for a titanic battle over the very fate of the mankind.

INVINCIBLE, VOL. 11: HAPPY DAYS TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA
JULY 1
168 PAGES / FC
$16.99

Invincible and Atom Eve are dating at last, but Mark has just recently moved back in with his mom and half brother.  To make matters worse, Mark finds himself staring down the deadliest bunch of villains he’s faced thus far – including The Astounding Wolf-Man!

Collects issues #54-59 & THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #11

LIBERTY MEADOWS SUNDAY STRIPS, VOL. 1 HC
story FRANK CHO
art & cover FRANK CHO
JULY 1
304 PAGES / FC
$29.99

The long-awaited complete collection of Frank Cho’s award-winning internationally syndicated Sunday strips, Liberty Meadows, begins this July in a series of high-end landscape format hardcovers containing the entire full-color run.

This volume collects over three hundred pages showcasing Frank Cho’s bawdy sense of humor and mastery of the female form including a behind-the-scenes look into Cho’s creative process in developing his highly acclaimed series.

NOCTURNALS: THE DARK FOREVER AND OTHER TALES , VOL. 2 HC
story DANIEL BRERETON
 art DANIEL BRERETON, TED NAIFEH & FRIENDS
cover DANIEL BRERETON
JULY 8
REGULAR EDITION: $29.99, 280 PAGES, FC
PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE EDITION: $39.99, 296 PAGES, FC
The essential collection of DAN BRERETON’s truly groundbreaking "Nocturnals" graphic novels and stories continues in this second hardcover volume, presenting over 250 pages of material we couldn't fit into Volume 1. Doc Horror's crew of inhuman avengers, including his spooky daughter, Evening, tackle creatures hiding in the roughest hidden towns, the depths of the Earth, even the bottom of the sea. The nighttime world is crawling with dangers the sleeping populace is dimly aware of and only the Nocturnals stand watch. This handsome, must-have volume - for newcomers and completists alike - includes two miniseries: "The Dark Forever" by DAN BRERETON and "Gunwitch: Outskirts of Doom," story by BRERETON and art by TED NAIFEH (Courtney Crumrin, DEATH JR.), as well as the special "Troll Bridge" and stories “Spectres” and “Beasts.” Extras include guest Introduction, sketches and afterword by DAN BRERETON. The PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE EDITION contains sixteen more pages of bonus material!

PROOF, VOL. 3: THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!
story ALEX GRECIAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO
JULY 1
144 PAGES / FC
$14.99

There's a sasquatch in the heartland and alligators in the sewers of New York! The hit series heats up as Proof and Ginger uncover hidden monsters that have lived among us for generations.
See why Ain't It Cool News says PROOF "should be on everybody's bookcase."

PvP, VOL. 6: SILENT BUT DEADLY TP
story SCOTT KURTZ
art & cover SCOTT KURTZ
JULY 22
128 PAGES / BW
$14.99

The sixth collection of the Eisner Award winning Webcomic collects all of the hilarious online antics of the PvP crew from the year 2006. Marriage proposals, murderous cats, magical treasure chests, office haunting ghosts... it's just another day in the lives of these pop-culture heroes.

SPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 2 TP
story TODD McFARLANE, ALAN MOORE & FRANK MILLER
art TODD McFARLANE
cover GREG CAPULLO
JULY 22
152 PAGES / FC
$14.99

Featuring the stories and artwork by Spawn creator TODD McFARLANE that laid the groundwork for the most successful independent comic book ever published. SPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 2 includes classic Spawn stories written by ALAN MOORE and FRANK MILLER, as well as the introduction of memorable characters into the Spawn universe.

Collects issues #7-8 & 11-14

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #18
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover JASON HOWARD
variant cover FRANK CHO
JULY 29
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“LOCKDOWN,” Epilogue
Bring on the bad guys! Has Wolf-Man’s time in prison turned him to the darkside? Everything has changed, again... and the stage is set for our monumental issue 25!

CHEW #2
story JOHN LAYMAN
art & cover ROB GUILLORY
JULY 1
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99 

It's Tony Chu's first day on the job as a federal agent for the FDA, the most powerful law-enforcement agency on the planet. He's got a new partner who thinks he knows everything, a boss who hates his guts for no good reason, and his first order of business is to eat a  decomposing finger found in a fast food cheeseburger. By the end of the day, Tony will ingest rancid sushi, face Yakuza assassins and meet the girl of his dreams. It's all in a day's work for Tony Chu, in the latest chapter of "Chew," a deliciously unsettling new comic about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibal and clairvoyants.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

DEAD @ 17: AFTERBIRTH #2 (OF 4)
story & art JOSH HOWARD
cover JOSH HOWARD
JULY 15
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99 

Nara continues her crusade against the Marked, earning her new enemies and the attention of the authorities. Meanwhile, Hazy’s condition continues to deteriorate, and an old nemesis returns offering salvation.

GØDLAND #29
story JOE CASEY
art & cover TOM SCIOLI
JULY 15
24 PAGES  / FC 
$2.99

BOOK TWENTY-NINE: IRON BLACK MOSES
With the Almighty Decimator outside a Capital Building held hostage by Nickelhead’s Super-Villain Congress, only by conceding fully to his wacky demands will our collective hunger be satisfied. Meanwhile, in the farthest reaches of space, Adam Archer has found his sister! But at what price? Even the strange and wonderful creature known only as Lucky hears the clock ticking down! All this, and the butterfly, too!

GØDLAND IS YOUR NEW SUMMER SPICE RACK – RIGHT IN THE BALLS!

GUERILLAS #5 (of 8)
story BRAHM REVEL
art & cover BRAHM REVEL
JULY 22
56 PAGES  / BW 
$5.99

The chimps are forced into the underground maze of VC tunnels where lurking in every shadow lies certain death… Will they ever make it out of the claustrophobic darkness and into the light?

INVINCIBLE #64
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA
JULY 22
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

INVINCIBLE WAR: AFTERMATH!
The battle with CONQUEST concludes... and there is a casualty.

LILLIM #5 (of 5)
story SHAUN LAPACEK & IAN KEISER
art & cover MATRIX
JULY 8
32 PAGES  / FC 
$2.99

After thousands of years, the false gods are finally revealed to the children of Eve.  Odin, Thor and Loki fight to the death for the destiny of mankind; and as blood and secrets spill, an ancient evil is unleashed with the fulfillment of the Lillim prophecy.

LUCHA LIBRE #8
story JERRY FRISSEN
art BILL, FABIEN M, WITKO, ROMUALD REUTIMANN, GOBI, TANQUERELLE
cover FABIEN M
JULY 1
56 PAGES  / FC 
$6.99

The Luchadores Five search for Diablo Loco in Surf City. As the Tikitis uncover the Sirens’ secrets, Polynome-Z hides his own. El Jefe Gastronomo unveils his fierce cooking techniques. Tequila destroys more Rednecks. Profesor Furia disgusts. Los Luchadoritos past time.

OLYMPUS #3 (of 4)
story NATHAN EDMONDSON
art & cover CHRISTIAN WARD
variant cover NIC KLEIN
JULY 15
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

The history of the creature Pelops is revealed, and the Brothers Gemini are desperate to maintain order under Olympus.   With Pollux battling the demonic harpies from the rooftops and Castor facing his past on a remote island, the separated brothers begin to understand that escaped prisoner of the Underworld desires more than revenge, and it may be beyond their power to protect the daughters of Demeter from his mangled fingers.  

PROOF #22
story ALEX GRECIAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO
JULY 29
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“JULIA,” Part Five
Proof arrives in Russia too late. Julia's child is born and death is in the air.

SPAWN #194
story TODD McFARLANE
art WHILCE PORTACIO & TODD McFARLANE
cover GREG CAPULLO
JULY 22
32 PAGES / FC
$2.95

“Endgame,” Part Ten
Get ready for Violator vs. Spawn! Violator returns to have his first encounter with the new Spawn.  Meanwhile, the Clown continues to manipulate from behind the scenes.

THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT #4 (of 4)
story MAC CARTER
art TONY SALMONS
cover ADAM BYRNE
JULY 8
48 PAGES / FC
$4.99 

The nightmares of H.P. Lovecraft have leaked from his brain into the world.  All that he loves, all of Providence, is at risk.  His mother has emerged from her catatonic state to take charge: with the police hot on his trail, her son must flee.  But the detectives are the least of his worries.  While in the asylum, Lovecraft unwittingly created a hellish creature that now, beyond his control, has set its sights on Sylvia!  Lovecraft won't leave town and save himself without making a stand for the only woman he's ever loved.  But can he get there in time?  And what will happen to him?  It's the final horrific chapter!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE SWORD #20
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA
JULY 29
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
 
A serious limitation of the sword’s power is revealed.  And if that isn’t enough to discourage Dara in her mission to hunt down Malia, a very threatening opponent that awaits her might.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WALKING DEAD #63
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
JULY 15
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99
 
THE HUNT CONTINUES!
Who will be the next to fall?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

TOP COW JULY 2009 SOLICITATIONS

Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer #1 (of 5)
(W) Mark Waid (A) Kenneth Rocafort (Cov) Rocafort, Mike Choi & Sonia Oback

Top Cow’s technology based teams collide in a critical crossover event that will have everyone talking this summer!
The Hunter-Killer team’s directive to hunt down and detain rogue Ultra-Sapiens brings them head to head with the Cyberforce team in a brutal showdown that leaves more than one member bleeding. But who is manipulating these two teams into conflict and to what end?
The team of writer and Hunter-Killer co-creator Mark Waid (Amazing Spider-Man, Irredeemable) and artist Kenneth Rocafort (Astonishing Tales, Madame Mirage) bring you a crossover filled with epic action, intrigue, lies, and betrayal. Featuring two connected covers by series artist Rocafort and a third variant cover by Mike Choi and Sonia Oback (Uncanny X-Men, X-Force).

Cover A – Kenneth Rocafort Hunter-Killer
Cover B – Kenneth Rocafort Cyberforce
Cover C – Mike Choi & Sonia Oback

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 limited series

Expected Ship Date – July 22nd, 2009

Berserker #2
(W) Rick Loverd (A) Jeremy Haun (Cov) Dale Keown, Jeremy Haun

The bone-crushing new series produced by Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia and DiVide Pictures continues this month!
Farris and Aaron, the two young men afflicted with uncontrollable powers fueled by anger, find out that their outbursts have deadly consequences. Meanwhile, agents of Midgard and Asgard move in to acquire both men for their own purposes. Farris and Aaron must each choose their own path, but do they really understand where the paths lead?
Featuring variant covers by series artist Jeremy Haun (Battle for the Cowl: Arkham) and Dale Keown (The Darkness/Pitt).

Cover A – Dale Keown
Cover B – Jeremy Haun

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Expected Ship Date – July 29th, 2009

Fusion #3 (of 3)
Starring Cyberforce, Hunter-Killer, Avengers, & Thunderbolts
(W) Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (A) Tyler Kirkham (Cov) Mike Choi & Sonia Oback

The mother of all Top Cow/Marvel concludes in July! The battle explodes deep inside Thunderbolt Mountain as a horrifying new villain emerges to threaten everyone!
Amidst an atmosphere of mistrust, the teams of Cyberforce, the Mighty Avengers, and Thunderbolts frantically struggle to contain the threat inadvertently created by Ellis of Hunter-Killer. The writing team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (Guardians of the Galaxy, War of Kings) and Top Cow favorite artist Tyler Kirkham (Ultimate Fantastic Four, Broken Trinity: Aftermath) bring you a perfect lead into this summer’s Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer event.

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 limited series

Expected Ship Date – July 15th, 2009

Dragon Prince #1-4 Reader Set
(W) Ron Marz (A) Lee Moder

Get all four issues of Top Cow’s first All Ages series in this convenient reader pack! Young Aaron has always struggled to fit in, but imagine his surprise when he discovers his real father is a dragon!

Full Color $7.99 Set (x 4 Comics)

Impaler #5
(W) William Harms (A) Matt Timson (Cov) Matt Timson

This fresh, new take on the vampire mythos from International Horror Guild-nominated writer William Harms continues!
Victor learns the price for his miraculous recovery – vampires can no longer kill him. Vlad demands Victor’s eternal servitude as payment. In Washington, D.C., Lt. George Wagner and his men take refuge at the top of the Washington Monument, but things take a turn for the worst when one of Wagner’s own turns on him.

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Expected Ship Date – June 3rd, 2009

Witchblade #128
“War of the Witchblades” Part 3 (of 6)
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic & Luke Ross

The momentous “War of the Witchblades” story arc continues!
Every war has casualties and the climactic battle in Witchblade #127 has left both Sara and Dani lying on the ground. Which one will rise to reunite the Witchblade? Or will the Witchblade choose a new bearer entirely to carry the mantle of The Balance?
Featuring a beautiful homage variant cover by Luke Ross (Captain America)!

Cover A – Stjepan Sejic
Cover B – Luke Ross

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Expected Ship Date – July 8th, 2009

Witchblade #125 Emerald City Comic-Con Silvestri Variant Cover
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Marc Silvestri

Don’t miss your chance to get Witchblade co-creator Marc Silvestri’s interpretation of “Dark Sara” previously available only at Emerald City Comic-Con! Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color 40 pages $10.00 Convention Exclusive

The Art of Top Cow Hard Cover
(A) Marc Silvestri, Dale Keown, Michael Turner, David Finch, Joe Benitez, Stjepan Sejic, Eric Basaldua, and many, many more (Cov) Marc Silvestri & Steve Firchow

One of Top Cow’s lasting legacies in the comic world is the studio and Marc Silvestri’s impact on the face of comic art. Today’s top artist lists is filled with alumni of the famous Top Cow “Pit”. The Art of Top Cow is a gigantic collection that combines The Art of The Darkness, The Art of Witchblade and The Art of Marc Silvestri, plus select additional pieces drawn by some of the best artists to have graced the pages and covers of Top Cow titles. This is the definitive art collection for the ultimate art fan.
This over-sized 10” x 12” coffee table book will feature a beautiful dust cover with a unique poster printed on the inside of the dust cover.

Full Color 320 pages $49.99 hard cover

Expected Ship Date – July 22nd, 2009

Witchblade Vol. 7 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 continues! The pair committed to staying on the title until at least issue #150 and their second complete arc together entitled “Crown Heights” is collected in this trade paperback. More importantly this storyline sets the stage and leads directly into “War of the Witchblades”.
Collects Witchblade #120-#124 plus an additional story previously featured in Top Cow’s 2008 Free Comic Book Day offering, a cover gallery featuring Stjepan Sejic, Matt Haley, Tyler Kirkham, and plenty of bonus materials.

Full Color 176 pages $14.99 trade paperback

Expected Ship Date – July 29th, 2009

Witchblade/Darkness/Angelus Trinity: Blood on the Sands Signed Edition
(W) Philip W. Smith (A) Sheldon Mitchell, Tom Grindberg, & Admira Wijaya (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

Get this limited edition signed by writer Philip W. Smith and artist Sheldon Mitchell. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $14.99 Signed Edition

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