Advance Image Comics Solicitations, January 2010

Wed, October 21st, 2009 at 3:28pm PDT

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CBR News Team, Editor

Image Comics has provided CBR with a first look at cover artwork and solicitation information for new comics shipping in January, 2010. The full January solicitations will be released later this week, right here on CBR.

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ORC STAIN #1
story JAMES STOKOE
art & cover JAMES STOKOE
JANUARY 6
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
A one-eyed orc with the ability to find the weak spot in any structure has started to notice cracks in the endless war and conquest of orc existence.
JAMES STOKOE, who won over hearts and minds with his space trucking cooking adventure Wonton Soup, brings you his first ongoing series. Frontline green slaughter comics in full orc color.

THE WEIRD WORLD OF JACK STAFF #1
story PAUL GRIST
art & cover PAUL GRIST
JANUARY 27
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

BEGINNING A BRAND NEW ERA IN THE LIFE OF BRITAIN'S GREATEST HERO!
Castletown is home to giant robots, vampire reporters, victorian escape artists and also Britain's Greatest Hero.  Welcome to the Weird World of Jack Staff!
John Smith is a builder.  He also seems to be a superhero, only he doesn't know about that.  The only thing he knows is that a lot of people want him dead.  And the only weapon he has to protect himself with is a wooden stick…

THE DARKNESS: SHADOWS AND FLAME ONE-SHOT
story ROB LEVIN
art & cover JORGE LUCAS
JANUARY 27
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

A Tale of The Darkness!
Go back to the turn of the 20th Century and read a tale of lost love, the depravity of man and powers beyond our understanding in the tradition of H.P. Lovecraft! Salvador Gomes is a broken man.  He has lost his beautiful wife and young daughter in a fire and now spends restless days and sleepless nights looking for solace. In desperation, he makes a bargain with “The Shadow God,” but every bargain has its price…
Full Color
32 pages
$2.99
one-shot

PILOT SEASON: STEALTH #1
story ROBERT KIRMAN
art SHELDON MITCHELL
cover MARC SILVESTRI
JANUARY 20
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

From the creative minds of Image partners Robert Kirkman & Marc Silvestri!
Todd Carey is recovering from a nasty divorce, his daughter is flunking out of college and he's just learned that his father has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.  Unable to really take care of himself, Todd has allowed his father to move in with him.  What Todd doesn't know, is that his father is the masked vigilante STEALTH... and has been his entire life.  Stealth has many enemies and his erratic behavior could easily get him killed--and all this trouble falls squarely in Todd's lap. 

HAUNT #4
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art GREG CAPULLO, RYAN OTTLEY & TODD McFARLANE
covers TODD MCFARLANE (75%) & GREG CAPULLO (25 %)
JANUARY 6
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

MCFARLANE & KIRKMAN’S HAUNT CONTINUES!
Haunt faces off against Cobra for the second time – just in time to learn his weakness! Daniel Kilgore’s quest to find his brother’s killer and save the world just got a whole lot more difficult.

IMAGE UNITED #3 (of 6)
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art ERIK LARSEN, ROB LIEFELD, TODD McFARLANE, WHILCE PORTACIO, MARC SILVESTRI & JIM VALENTINO
covers ERIK LARSEN, ROB LIEFELD, TODD McFARLANE, WHILCE PORTACIO, MARC SILVESTRI & JIM VALENTINO
JANUARY 27
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

THE CROSSOVER EVENT OF THE CENTURY CONTINUES!
The stage has been set, the pieces are in place – the battle for the entire planet begins here. The villains of the Image Universe are united against the world, but who’s pulling their strings?! You can’t miss this historic event as the original Image Founders draw all the characters they made history with. Each page is an amazing jam piece – it’s a story told in a way never before attempted in comics.

SAVAGE DRAGON #156
story & art ERIK LARSEN
covers ERIK LARSEN & HERB TRIMPE
JANUARY 6
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“DRAGON WAR,” Part Two
It's Dragon vs. Dragon – to the death! But one of our green-skinned law enforcers has the brain of Emperor Kurr!
Featuring an incentive cover by comic book legend Happy HERB TRIMPE!

ROCKETBOTS: TROUBLE IN TIME HC
story ALEXANDER GRECIAN
art & cover CHRIS GRINE
JANUARY 13
48 PAGES / FC
$12.99

Robots vs. dinosaurs and cavemen and other robots! Five alien robots crash land on Earth in the Jurassic Age and wait millions of years to be rescued, only to find that their rescuers are far more advanced robots and intend to use them for scrap! The RocketBots must enlist the aid of primitive humans to fight alongside them or face being melted down.
FROM THE WRITER OF PROOF AND THE ARTIST OF CHICKEN HARE!

DYNAMO 5, VOL. 4: CHANGE OR DIE TP
story JAY FAERBER
art MAHMUD A. ASRAR, YILDIRAY CINAR, & MATTEO SCALERA
cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY
JANUARY 27
166 pages / FC
$15.99

The Dynamo 5 team takes on the Brain Trust, an army of Whiptails, and a super-villain couple having a lovers' spat. Meanwhile, the mysterious Father Gideon embarks on an evil plan that will change Dynamo 5 forever!
Collects DYNAMO 5 #20-25, including issue #0!

INVINCIBLE: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VOL. 5 HC (RES)
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover by RYAN OTTLEY
JANUARY 13
32 PAGES / FC
$34.99

Witness Invincible's transition from new hero just starting out to an established superhero! This volume collects Invincible's confrontation with Cecil Steadman, the return of the Reanimen and the beginning of a bold new era for Invincible!
Collects INVINCIBLE #49-60

JERSEY GODS, VOL. 2: AND THIS IS HOME TP
story GLEN BRUNSWICK
art DAN McDAID
cover WHILCE PORTACIO
JANUARY 20
144 PAGES/FC
$14.99

Barock begins his new life with Zoe--moving into her modest apartment in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  But it wont be easy: Zoe has her heart set on a Frank Lloyd Wright house so expensive that Barock may have to cut back on the super-heroics and take a high-fashion modeling gig in Paris just to pay the bills.  Also, could there be a connection between "The Abandoned" – a mysterious  group of earthbound villains – and the Gods of Neboron?  Features a new DAN McDAID art section showcasing never-before-seen sketches from the series, plus a cover gallery by MIKE ALLRED.  Special introduction from JAMES ROBINSON.
Collects JERSEY GODS #6-10

SAVAGE DRAGON: BACK IN BLUE TP
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN
JANUARY 6
144 PAGES / FC
$14.99

Savage Dragon is welcomed back to the Chicago Police force and what a welcome it is! Featuring the riotous return of the savage one's arch nemesis Overlord, the introduction of the villainous Virus, the departure of Alex Wilde, a brutal battle with the deadly Dart and the resurgence of the Golden Age Daredevil! This one has it all!
Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #145-150

SHADOWHAWK CHRONICLES, VOL. 1 TP
story JIM VALENTINO
art JIM VALENTINO & FRIENDS
cover JIM VALENTINO
JANUARY 27
488 PAGES / BW
$19.99

AN IMAGE UNITED TIE-IN!
And timed to precede the launch of ShadowHawk’s new on-going series in May! Collecting Image founder JIM VALENTINO’s multi-million selling series for the first time between two covers! The return of the vigilante so violent he was at odds with both law enforcement and the underworld!
Collects SHADOWHAWK #1-4, SHADOWHAWK II #1-3, SHADOWHAWK III #1-4, SHADOWHAWK #12-18, plus excerpts from SHADOWHAWK GALLERY #1 and surprise pin-ups by some of comics’ top talents—including JEFF SMITH, DALE KEOWN, DAVE GIBBONS, KEITH GIFFEN and many more!

STRANGE GIRL, LIMITED EDITION SLIPCASE COLLECTION
story RICK REMENDER
art ERIC NGUYEN, JEROME OPENA, NICK STAKAL, PETER BERGTING, MICAH FARRITOR, HARPER JATEN
cover NICK STAKAL
JANUARY 13
$49.99

Collecting all 4 volumes of the critically acclaimed series in an exclusive new slipcase along with a Strange Girl print by legendary illustrator Michael Kaluta, all signed by series creator Rick Remender and limited to 1000 editions.
Ten years after the Rapture, a beautiful occultist and her pet demon embark on a road trip to the last open gateway to heaven, in hopes of befriending God and escaping hell on earth. A bare-knuckle, action-driven series, peppered with social commentary and dark humor, Strange Girl is a story about the bewildering nature of religion, what would happen if the dark future predicted by many came true, and what a good person would endure for not having faith in advance of it.
On original series unlike anything seen before it, and frequently emulated since, the indie hit Strange Girl also helped launch the careers of a handful of today’s hottest new talents including Rick Remender (Punisher, Fear Agent), Eric Nguyen (Halo, Sandman), Jerome Opeña (Punisher, Moon Knight) and Nick Stakal (Criminal Macabre).
“Strange girl is exactly that. Strange, plus she’s a girl. But it’s so much more. Redemption, demons, magic spells, hopelessness, friendship and belly-shirts. Rick Remender takes a loving, nostalgic look at the coming apocalypse.” --Patton Oswalt, Ratatouille, Big Fan
ORDERS MAY BE ALLOCATED.
Strange Girl is ™ and © Rick Remender and Eric Nguyen, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WALKING DEAD BOOK 5 HC
JANUARY 20
304 PAGES / BW
$34.99
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
cover CHARLIE ADLARD

This hardcover features another 12 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues all in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers, and anyone interested in reading a zombie movie on paper that never ends.
Collects THE WALKING DEAD #49-60
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

YOUNGBLOOD, VOL. 2: VOTED OFF THE ISLAND TP (RES)
story JOE CASEY & ROB LIEFELD
art DEREC DONOVAN & ROB LIEFELD
cover ROB LIEFELD & MIKE CAPRIOTTI
JANUARY 6
104 PAGES / FC
$9.99

The brand-new YOUNGBLOOD library continues with this latest collection.  As Shaft and Co. go deep underground, the Televillain makes his move on a nation glued to the tube!  And who is this all-new, all-different Youngblood team that's taken over the show?  Are their Q-ratings high enough to take on the evil of Mayhem, Inc?  All this and the secret of the mysterious Scion!  Loaded with extra features! 
Collects YOUNGBLOOD #5-#8.

TAGS:  image comics, image united, jack staff, savage dragon, the walking dead

 
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