Image Comics has provided CBR with a first look at cover artwork and solicitation information for new comics shipping in February, 2010. The full February solicitations will be released later, right here on CBR.
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ISSUE ONE: PAIN
Industry superstar BEN TEMPLESMITH teams up with writer BEN McCOOL for this deliciously skewed tale of hardboiled noir. Johnny “Choker” Jackson, once one of Shotgun City’s most promising police officers, is a bitter private detective with a terrible case of Alien Hand Syndrome. But he’s unexpectedly been offered a job back on the force: provided he can nail a twisted drug dealer selling a very exclusive product, that is…
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
story TODD MCFARLANE & ROBERT KIRKMAN
art TODD MCFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO, DANNY MIKI & GUESTS
cover TODD MCFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO, DAVID FINCH, JIM LEE, ROB LIEFELD, MARC SILVESTRI & ASHLEY WOOD
48 PAGES / FC
$3.99 SPAWN 200 ARRIVES!
In June of 1992 the first issue of TODD McFARLANE's SPAWN hit bookshelves in record numbers. Now, 17 years later, the new Spawn, Jim Downing, comes head to head with the biggest enemy of the Spawn universe, with his new sidekick Clown. Can this dynamite duo team up long enough to survive the return of a ruthless Spawn villain? And what happens when GOD gets into the action? This double-sized issue is jam packed with over a dozen of comic's greatest creative talents. SPAWN #200 features the long awaited return of TODD MCFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO to interior artwork!
PILOT SEASON: STELLAR #1
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art BERNARD CHANG
cover MARC SILVESTRI
32 PAGES / FC
From the creative minds of Image partners Robert Kirkman & Marc Silvestri!
Stellar is one of five genetically-enhanced super-humans created by the government of Earth. The process used on her has made her toxic to other humans and drove the other four volunteers insane. Banished from Earth, Stellar now roams the cosmos trying to use her powers for good, haunted by the fact that she can never return home – and all to aware that her fellow super-humans are out there, eager to strike at any moment.
ANGELUS #3 (of 6)
story RON MARZ
art & cover STEJPAN SEJIC
32 PAGES / FC
Guest Starring the Darkness!
Since the beginning of time, the Angelus has been diametrically opposed to the Darkness. But will Danielle Baptiste, the newest bearer of the Angelus, be able to choose her own path when confronted by sometimes ally Jackie Estacado, bearer of the Darkness?
THE FIRST STORY-ARC OF MCFARLANE & KIRKMAN’S HAUNT CONCLUDES!
More is revealed involving Kurt’s death, and it puts Daniel and Kurt at odds once again. A mole is exposed within The Agency and Haunt must come to a decision involving his future. Do not miss the stunning end to the introductory arc of this hot new series.
PRELUDE TO THE CROSSOVER EVENT OF THE CENTURY!
Meet FORTRESS, the exciting new character created by WHILCE PORTACIO for IMAGE UNITED! He’s trapped in a suit that gives him seemingly limitless power that he can barely control, which leads to a confrontation with the Image Universe’s favorite cop: Savage Dragon!
AT LONG LAST, INVINCIBLE RETURNS TO HIS ORIGINAL COSTUME!
After the shocking events of the Invincible War and the cataclysmic battle with Conquest, Invincible is ready to turn the page to a bold new era: just in time for THE VILTRUMITE WAR, starting in next month’s INVINCIBLE #71! This special self-contained issue will bring readers new and old up to speed on everyone’s favorite superhero comic. If you’ve never read INVINCIBLE, now is the time to dive in! And if you’ve been reading since the beginning: You know it’s all been leading up to this moment! Either way, hold onto your hats!
Comics industry gossip columnist, Doctor Who writer and creator of Watchmensch, RICH JOHNSTON joins with 2000AD's BAGWELL and Heavy Metal’s SAVERIO TENUTA for a very different kind of comic. A balls-to-the-wall blockbuster action comic starring the four-armed genetically altered assassin, Chase Variant, as she tries to fulfill her missions while stopping rival governments from trying to collect her for themselves. But her every action is predicted by a very familiar card game being played by unknown assailants, challenging Chase's belief in self-determinism. This is Michael Bay meets René Descartes, TOMB RAIDER meets ANNIE HALL.
Hack/Slash creator TIM SEELEY brings his acclaimed web comic to the printed page! Welcome to Planet Solus: a world of magic, monsters and high technology! It's also home to Prince Jaysen, an average 15-year-old with hormones afire! Jaysen finds the mystical figure of action, an artifact that allows him to transform into COLT NOBLE, PALADIN OF POWER, just as his father, the King is taken hostage by a rag tag crew of would be evil overlords! Will he use the powerful body to save his world from the forces of darkness, or will he just try to get laid? It's Space opera meets teen sex comedy! This collection contains the entire story, sketches, and pin ups, PLUS a PRINT EXCLUSIVE tale featuring the origin of the ANIMALIENS!
"Fans of the quirky He-Man cartoon will notice the similarities, but SEELEY has put a modern sense of humor to this story that makes COLT NOBLE AND THE MEGALORDS completely unique" -Ain't it Cool News
Finally it can be told! The story that everyone's been waiting for, as we reveal the tragic tale of the Perhapanauts’ resident ghost – Molly MacAllister– and how she came to be!
Stand alone story! You don't need to know any continuity or anything!
POPGUN, VOL. 4 OGN
featuring JOCK, JEFFERY BROWN, ERIK LARSEN, TOM SCIOLI, JM KEN NIIMURA, FRANK STOCKTON, JESSICA FINK, SALGOOD SAM, MATTEO SCALERA, CHRIS MORENO, MARK ANDREW SMITH, DEREK MCCULLOCH, JEREMY TINDER, ELIZABETH GENCO and more!
edited by D.J. KIRKBRIDE, ANTHONY WU & ADAM P. KNAVE
cover BEN TEMPLESMITH
512 PAGES / FC
POPGUN is back with another eclectic collection of established fan favorite creators and rising stars coming together for a new edition of the Harvey Award-winning graphic mix tape! From high-octane action to heart-tugging drama to laugh-out-loud comedy, this collection has comics you'll love: over 500 full color pages of them!
One day Matilda Turnip discovered that her belly button was a magical portal that all sorts of amazing things could emerge from! Each item takes her on a new adventure where she meets new friends...and a pleasant surprise of someone from her past.
Angstrom Levy finally attacks, and the world has never been in more danger! Guest-starring the entire Image Universe... and that’s just the lead-in for Conquest! Invincible faces his most deadly threats yet in this can't miss volume of the critically acclaimed series.