Image Comics Solicitations for January, 2010

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Image Comics has released solicitation information and images for new books and products shipping in January, 2010. 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.

Updated with Top Cow solicitations

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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.

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!

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…

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!

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-#9

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #21 (RES)
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover JASON HOWARD
variant cover WHILCE PORTACIO
JANUARY 27
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“LEGACY,” Part One
It all begins here: the end of THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN! All the pieces are coming together, secrets will be revealed, and the true origin of Wolf-Man will be told as we march toward the monumental conclusion to this series. In this issue: Zechariah has been beaten, caged and left to rot. But this vampire has been around too long to give up now. Wolf-Man, beware! Now is a time for REVENGE!

CHEW #8
story JOHN LAYMAN
art & cover ROB GUILLORY
JANUARY 20
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99 

“INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR,” Part Three
Introducing Poyo!
In the cockfighting ring, Poyo is almost impossible to defeat. This makes Poyo's owners very, very rich. It also has a habit of making Poyo's owners very, very dead. Guess who gets assigned to track down Poyo, and the murderers who have stolen him?
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES!

COWBOY NINJA VIKING #4 (of 4)
story AJ LIEBERMAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO
JANUARY 20
24 PAGES / FC
$3.50

4.2 million people want to know just what in the hell happened in San Cristobal.  The only place they’ll find an answer?  CNV #4.  And it ain’t pretty.  But it is kinda funny… and by “funny” we mean “bloody slaughter”.  Not ready to pay? How ‘bout we toss in CNV’s arch nemesis / hairstylist.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ELEPHANTMEN #0 (O/A)
story RICHARD STARKINGS & JOE CASEY
art & cover LADRÖNN
JANUARY 6
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Re-presenting the origin of the Elephantmen from the SOLD OUT first issue of HIP FLASK.

ELEPHANTMEN #24
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art MORITAT
cover BOO COOK
JANUARY 13
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“QUESTIONABLE THINGS,” Part One
MORITAT returns for a new story arc that pits Elephantman against Elephantmen. Simm's secret has been revealed and all hell breaks loose!

EXISTENCE 3.0 #3 (of 4)
story NICK SPENCER
art & cover RON SALAS
JANUARY 13
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

An all-out war erupts between the various factions seeking control of the transfer process, while in the midst of the chaos, an unlikely romance blooms. Meanwhile, a mysterious assassin sheds new light on the true origins of the process itself.
Continuing the sequel to the surprise hit series Ain't It Cool News called, "fantastic" and "the start of something special." Find out why Existence 3.0 has been the most critically acclaimed series in years!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

FALL OUT TOYWORKS #5 (of 5)
created by FALL OUT BOY, DARREN ROMANELLI & NATHAN CABRERA
story BRETT LEWIS
art SUNNY GHO & IMAGINARY FRIENDS STUDIOS
cover STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
JANUARY 6
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

“TIFFANY BLUES,” Conclusion: “WELL, WHAT IF SOMEONE ELSE HAD THE SAME DREAM?”

As the Baron and the Toymaker clash in their final battle, Tiffany is lost amid the many shattered memory fragments that make up her programming. Just who is TIFFANY?
Inspired by the ideas and lyrics of FALL OUT BOY, FALL OUT TOYWORKS brings the magic of innocence to life as both a toy maker and his invention set about learning the true secrets of life.

FORGETLESS #2 (of 5)
story NICK SPENCER
art JORGE COEHLO & MARLEY ZARCONE
cover MARLEY ZARCONE
JANUARY 6
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

 

Meet Derrick, failed T-shirt maker and substitute hypnotist's assistant. Derrick is broke, desperate, and about to get himself killed to get more views on YouTube. There is something horribly wrong with this guy! At least he got in the door at FORGETLESS, though.
Continuing the story of one very dangerous night of clubbing in New York's Lower East Side.
New from the critically acclaimed writer of EXISTENCE 3.0!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

GOD COMPLEX #2
story MICHAEL AVON OEMING & DANIEL BERMAN
art JOHN BROGLIA
cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING
DECEMBER 2
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Magic, monsters and GODS are back! In this action packed issue the GODS hit Paul where it hurts… his own neighborhood. And now he must fight for his life; has Paul been found out? Will he be able to protect Sophia and George or are they in as much danger as he is?

INVINCIBLE #70
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA
JANUARY 20
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

OVERWHELMED!
Invincible finds himself faced against the combined might of the Sequid legions! Is he willing to do what must be done in order to save the world – and will this event push him over the edge or bring him back from it?

KING CITY #6
story BRANDON GRAHAM
art & cover BRANDON GRAHAM
JANUARY 20
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99

It’s the thrilling next chapter of BRANDON GRAHAM’s saga!
The coffin is open and the thing inside it walks among us!
Statues cry, rivers turn black! In short, s@!# is going down!
This is the issue not to miss, as Joe opens up a can of feline whup-ass!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE MICE TEMPLAR: DESTINY #6
story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art VICTOR SANTOS
cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING
variant cover VICTOR SANTOS & VERONICA GANDINI
JANUARY 13
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

 

“THE BATS OF MEAVE”
Karic's destiny has been a mystery to the young mouse ever since tragedy first struck his home, and when he learned he was a focal point for supernatural forces. Now the cryptic Bats of Meave render their judgment, and set Karic upon a course of action that can only end in disaster. While Cassius leads Llochloraine, the Templar, Maeven, and their students in a desperate battle against the fearsome and deadly power of the Scorpion God.

PROOF #28
story ALEXANDER GRECIAN
art CHRIS GRINE
cover RILEY ROSSMO & CHRIS GRINE
DECEMBER 16
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

 

“CONCLUSIONS”
Season one finale. The Dover Demon is gone and Proof's future is uncertain. As the government moves in to shut down The Lodge, Proof makes a startling discovery that may change everything he thinks he knows about himself.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

SKY PIRATES OF NEO TERRA #5 (of 5)
story JOSH WAGNER
art & cover CAMILLA D’ERRICO
JANUARY 13
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

As Billy infiltrates Forgotten Isle, the hearts and minds of his friends become a battle ground for a conflict between Witch Queen’s evil machine and the Light Crystal. Though hopelessly outnumbered, Billy’s personal struggles hold the key to defeating the Pirate King. Based on a new game for the Nintendo DS and Wii.

UNDERGROUND #5 (of 5)
story JEFF PARKER
art & cover STEVE LIEBER
DECEMBER 16
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

MINISERIES CONCLUSION!
Wes and Seth have come to the end of the line- and so has Harden. As everyone converges upon the entrance to Stillwater Cave up above, the conflict below reaches  a very final conclusion.

THE WALKING DEAD #69
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
JANUARY 13
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99

At long last... they arrive. But will things get better... or WORSE?
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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

ANGELUS #2 (of 6)
story RON MARZ
art & cover STJEPAN SEJIC
JANUARY 13
32 PAGES/ FC
$2.99

Guest Appearance by The Darkness!
Danielle Baptiste, the newest bearer of The Angelus, begins to explore what this new role means for her, learning what the Angelus truly is, and how it ties into our notions angels and even Heaven itself. But as she uncovers these truths, Dani begins to realize she might have surrendered any control she has over her own life.

ANGELUS #1 SIGNED EDITION
story RON MARZ
art & cover STEJPAN SEJIC
SIGNED EDITION
32 PAGES / FC
$14.99

Get this limited edition signed by writer Ron Marz. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.
Full Color32 pages$14.99Signed Edition

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.

CYBERFORCE/HUNTER-KILLER #2 BASALDUA LONG BEACH COMIC CON VARIANT COVER
writer MARK WAIT
art KENNETH ROCAFORT
cover ERIC BASALDUA
CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE
32 PAGES / FC
$10.00

Get this limited edition wraparound variant cover by Eric Basaldua created exclusively for the Long Beach Comic Con. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.
Full Color32 pages$10.00Convention Exclusive

TRACKER #3 (of 5)
writer JONATHAN LINCOLN
art FRANCIS TSAI
cover FRANCIS TSAI
JANUARY 20
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

The first property from Top Cow and Heroes and Villains Entertainment is here!
FBI tracker Alex O'Roark and his partner Jezebel Kendal race against the clock to capture the serial killer Herod before he kills again. When Herod drags Alex's fiancé, Tory, into their game of cat and mouse, Alex may unleash the beast caged within...

TRACKER #1 SIGNED EDITION
writer JONATHAN LINCOLN
art & cover FRANCIS TSAI
SIGNED EDITION
32 PAGES / FC
$14.99

Get this limited edition signed by writer Jonathan Lincoln and artist Francis Tsai. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

WITCHBLADE #134
writer RON MARZ
art & cover STJEPAN SEJIC
JANUARY 6
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“Pantheon” Part 1 of 3, Guest-starring Aphrodite IV!
Back in New York City, Detective Sara Pezzini, bearer of the Witchblade, still struggles to come to grips with her inhuman actions during “War of the Witchblades.” But introspection might just get Sara killed when she finds herself in the crosshairs of the mysterious and deadly Aphrodite IV!
Featuring a cover by series artist Sejic and a variant cover by cover illustrator Michal Ivan (The Darkness)!

WITCHBLADE #131 SEJIC BALTIMORE VARIANT COVER
writer RON MARZ
art & cover STJEPAN SEJIC
CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE
32 PAGES / FC
$10.00

Get this limited edition Halloween-themed variant cover by regular artist Stjepan Sejic done for the Baltimore Comic-Con. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

THE DARKNESS ORIGINS VOL. 2 TPB
writer DAVID WOHL, CHRISTINA Z
artist MARC SILVESTRI, JOE BENITEZ, MICHAEL TURNER
cover MARC SILVESTRI
JANUARY 27
176 PAGES / FC
$14.99

Go back to the beginning and see 21-year-old mob hitman Jackie Estacado struggle with the power and the burden of The Darkness. Also collected in this edition is the first crossover between The Darkness and Witchblade in the fan favorite “Family Ties” storyline. Featuring art by Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri and superstar Joe Benitez (Soulfire, Titans).
Collects The Darkness #7-10 as well as Witchblade #18-19.

WITCHBLADE #131 ALBANY COMIC CON VARIANT COVER
writer RON MARZ
artist STJEPAN SEJIC
cover MATTHEW SMITH
CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE
32 PAGES / FC
$10.00

Get this limited edition Halloween-themed variant cover by Matthew Smith (Supernatural, Hellboy) done for the Albany Comic-Con. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

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