Image Comics Solicitations for February, 2010

Thu, November 19th, 2009 at 9:24am PST | Updated: November 19th, 2009 at 9:32am

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CHOKER #1
story BEN McCOOL
art & cover BEN TEMPLESMITH
FEBRUARY 10
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

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

SPAWN #200
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
FEBRUARY 24
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!

HAUNT #5
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art GREG CAPULLO, RYAN OTTLEY & TODD McFARLANE
covers TODD MCFARLANE (75%) & RYAN OTTLEY (25%)
FEBRURY 3
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

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.

IMAGE UNITED #0
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art ERIK LARSEN, RYAN OTTLEY & WHILCE PORTACIO
cover ERIK LARSEN & WHILCE PORTACIO
FEBRUARY 24
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

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!

INVINCIBLE RETURNS #1
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art RYAN OTTLEY, CORY WALKER & FCO PLASCENCIA
covers DAVID FINCH, DARWYN COOKE, ERIK LARSEN & RYAN OTTLEY
FEBRUARY 17
40 PAGES / FC
$3.99

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!

CHASE VARIANT ONE SHOT (IS ALL I NEED) (ONE-SHOT)
story RICH JOHNSTON
art SAVERIO TENUTA & BAGWELL
covers BAGWELL & ROB LIEFELD
FEBRUARY 3
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

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.

COLT NOBLE AND THE MEGALORDS (ONE-SHOT)
story TIM SEELEY
art MIKE DIMAYUGA
cover TIM SEELEY & DOMINIC MARCO
FEBRUARY 10
64 PAGES / FC
$5.99

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

THE PERHAPANAUTS: MOLLY’S STORY (ONE-SHOT)
story TODD DEZAGO & SCOTT WEINSTEIN
art & cover JASON COPLAND
flip cover CRAIG ROUSSEAU
FEBRUARY 17
32 PAGES/FC
$3.50

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
FEBRUARY 10
512 PAGES / FC
$29.99

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! 

MATILDA TURNIP'S ENDLESS BELLY BUTTON HC
story BETHANY JAMES LEIGH SHADY
art & cover by JOSHUA PETERS
FEBRUARY 10
32 PAGES / FC
$12.99

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.

INVINCIBLE, VOL. 12: STILL STANDING TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA
FEBRUARY 17
168 PAGES / FC
$16.99

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.

LOADED BIBLE: BOOK ONE TP (NEW PRINTING)
story TIM SEELEY
art MIKE NORTON, MARK ENGLERT & NATE BELLEGARDE
cover SKOTTIE YOUNG
FEBRUARY 3
168 PAGES / FC
$14.99

BACK IN PRINT!
In the near future, nuclear Holy War has decimated North America and humanity’s last stronghold is the dome metropolis of New Vatican City. When vampires attack, the Church turns to a clone of Jesus Christ Himself to protect them! But all is not as it seems for the Test Tube Messiah, as he’s drawn into a web of betrayal, bloodshed and seduction! Includes an extensive sketchbook, pin ups by hot artists and a reprint of the original LOADED BIBLE short story by Ultimate Iron Man artist STEVE KURTH.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #22 (RES)
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art JASON HOWARD
cover JASON HOWARD & FCO PLASCENCIA
FEBRUARY 24
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“LEGACY,” Part Two
Mecha-Maid’s life is torn apart as the greatest threat she’s ever faced comes in the form of… her own daughter?! It’s a story Gary Hampton, The Astounding Wolf-Man knows all too well... and yet another common thread to bond this unlikely couple together. All this and more in the ramp-up to the monumental 25th issue!

CHEW #9
story JOHN LAYMAN
art & cover ROB GUILLORY
FEBRUARY 17
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99 

“INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR,” Part Four
WTF, vampires?!?!?
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

COWBOY NINJA VIKING #5
story AJ LIEBERMAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO
FEBRUARY 24
24 PAGES / FC
$3.50

You know how solicitations sometimes read, “This is the issue that changes everything!”  Well, #5 is the issue that changes everything. After coming face-to-face with a Triplet he thought he already killed and a shootout with a gun-slinging hairstylist, the only question is will Cowboy Ninja Viking be left alive to enjoy it?  Need more?  Fine… Snikt!
NOW AN ONGOING SERIES! NEW STORY ARC STARTING WITH ISSUE 6 IN MAY!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ELEPHANTMEN #25
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art MORITAT
cover BOO COOK
FEBRUARY 10
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“QUESTIONABLE THINGS,” Part Two
MAPPO agents are at loose in Los Angeles. Information Agents Hip Flask and Ebony Hide must work with the LAPD to track them down and route out the sleeper cell controlling them. But who is Blackthorne?

EXISTENCE 3.0 #4 (of 4)
story NICK SPENCER
art & cover RON SALAS
FEBRUARY 17
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

The explosive, twist-filled finale to one of the best-reviewed series of the year! Jenny, Marko, and Helen are trapped, backs to the wall as their assorted enemies come in for the kill. But Jenny has a plan of her own, and the shocking revelation it brings will take everyone by surprise! 
CONCLUDING WHAT COMIC BOOK RESOURCES CALLS A "FAST-PACED, COMPLEX, INTRICATE SERIES... ACTION PACKED!"
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

FORGETLESS #3 (of 5)
story NICK SPENCER
art W. SCOTT FORBES & MARLEY ZARCONE
cover W. SCOTT FORBES
FEBRUARY 3
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

So, how exactly does a struggling model become a professional killer? And what happens when said model-turned-killer ends up getting trashed and shooting the wrong guy – the really wrong guy? The party's just getting started at FORGETLESS club night, but for our girl Sara, it might already be over.
CONTINUING THE HIT SERIES CRAVE ONLINE CALLS "ONE HELL OF A RIDE!"
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

GOD COMPLEX #3
story MICHAEL AVON OEMING & DANIEL BERMAN
art JOHN BROGLIA
cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING
FEBRUARY 3
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Don’t miss this ACTION-PACKED issue!
Titans CLASH when Paul dukes it out with none other than Hercules in order to save the beautiful Sophia from the clutches of the god’s minions! And the action doesn’t stop there - For Paul, even saving the damsel in distress is COMPLEX!

GØDLAND #32
story JOE CASEY
art & cover TOM SCIOLI
FEBRUARY 17
24 PAGES/FC
$2.99

BOOK THIRTY-TWO: META-RUMBLE IN THE ASPHALT JUNGLE
All you longtime Basil fans: JUST LOOK AT THAT F#@KIN’ COVER!!! Plus, the secret origin of Friedrich Nickelhead… AKA an origin of Kafka-eqsue proportions!
GØDLAND CANNOT BE DENIED! AND WHY WOULD YOU EVEN TRY?!

JERSEY GODS #11
story GLEN BRUNSWICK
art & cover DAN McDAID 
FEBRUARY 24
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“THUNDER ROAD,” Part One
Zoe is super-charged — and she’s about to take Barock down!  Never let your girlfriend borrow your super-powers.  Sinister forces are lining up against our favorite Jersey couple that threaten to destroy their union…and their very lives as well.  It all begins here!

KING CITY #7
story BRANDON GRAHAM
art & cover BRANDON GRAHAM
FEBRUARY 24
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99

Joe and Earthling the cat go deep in the city to steal the brains right out of a woman's head. Meanwhile, Pete desperately searches for the extraterrestrial girl he betrayed. King City fans take notice: This installment marks the beginning of never before published chapters in the King City saga!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE MICE TEMPLAR: DESTINY #7
story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art VICTOR SANTOS
cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING
variant cover VICTOR SANTOS & VERONICA GANDINI 
FEBRUARY 17
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“SEIZING DESTINY”
Karic comes to a momentous decision regarding his fate, challenging even Cassius's faith in him, and setting both on a collision with destiny; reckless, audacious, and a bold course of action that will change everything. While at the capital, the scheming handmaiden Alexis defies the royal consort Lorelie, and sets her sights on Leito in the dungeons below the palace. And the bats send an emissary to entreat with King Icarus, making their own move at last in the delicate game of competing powers.

ORC STAIN #2
story JAMES STOKOE
art & cover JAMES STOKOE
FEBRUARY 10
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“THE CHOPPING BLOCK”
Uneasy graverobbers One-Eye and Pointyface return from looting the mountains to Skrubtown, an orc gang stronghold. There, they must pay tribute to the local boss, 'The Norman', or face his blood soaked chopping block.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

SAVAGE DRAGON #157
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN
FEBRUARY 3
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

"DRAGON WAR," Part Three
The Vicious Circle gets an upgrade--and Savage Dragon has never faced greater odds. This war just went nuclear!

THE SWORD #22
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA
FEBRUARY 17
32 PAGES / FC 
$2.99

Dara and Malia clash in New York City.  Malia gives Dara more insight into Demetrios' past, in hopes of deterring her from avenging her father. How will Dara react?  And how will the people react to this battle of epic proportions?
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WALKING DEAD #70
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
FEBRUARY 10
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99

Behind these walls everyone has their place; everyone has their job. There is no danger, there are no threats... everyone has hope. Will it last?
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WEIRD WORLD OF JACK STAFF #2
story & art PAUL GRIST
cover IAN CHURCHILL
FEBRUARY 24
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

The heroes of Castletown have to fight together against the menace of the Muddy Man! Includes bonus stories featuring Alfred Chinard and Morlan the Mystic!

TOP COW PRODUCTIONS – FEBRUARY 2010 SOLICITATIONS

BROKEN TRINITY: PANDORA’S BOX #1
story ROB LEVIN & BRYAN EDWARD HILL
art ALESSANDRO VITTI
cover TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
FEBRUARY 17
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

The Road to ARTIFACTS Begins Here!
Finn and Glori, the bearers of the Glacier and Ember Stones, first introduced in Broken Trinity, return this month in a pulse-pounding, world-spanning adventure series. When a fanatic cult embarks on a quest to remake the world with the mythical Pandora’s Box, Finn and Glori’s individual goals of gathering the 13 Artifacts is kicked into overdrive.
From newcomers Rob Levin (The Darkness: Butcher) and Bryan Edward Hill (Broken Trinity: Aftermath) and artist Alessandro Vitti (Secret Warriors). Featuring covers by Tommy Lee Edwards (1985)!

ANGELUS #3
story RON MARZ
art & cover STJEPAN SEJIC
FEBRUARY 10
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

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 DARKNESS #83
story PHIL HESTER
art MICHAEL BROUSSARD
cover DENNIS CALERO
FEBRUARY 16
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“The Hunting Party”, Part 2 of 2!
Jackie Estacado, the current bearer of the Darkness, often takes advantage of the fact that his enemies don’t know the extent of his powers or his weakness to light. Captured by an old enemy Jackie will have to rely on his wits alone to survive. Meanwhile, Jackie’s crew must deal with the Sovereign without their powerful boss to back them up!
Featuring a cover by Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir, Dark Tower).

PILOT SEASON: STELLAR #1
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art BERNARD CHANG
cover MARC SILVESTRI
FEBRUARY 24
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

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.

PILOT SEASON: MURDERER #1 SIGNED EDITION
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art NELSON BLAKE II
cover MARC SILVESTRI
32 PAGES / FC
$19.99

Get this limited edition issue signed by co-creator/cover artist Marc Silvestri and artist Nelson Blake II. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

TRACKER #4
story JONATHAN LINCOLN
art & cover FRANCIS TSAI
FEBRUARY 24
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 become more and more desperate to capture serial killer Herod and resort to using a young boy afflicted with lycanthropy as bait. Will the risky gambit come back to bite them?

WITCHBLADE #135
story RON MARZ
art STJEPAN SEJIC
covers STJEPAN SEJIC, DARICK ROBERTSON
FEBRUARY 3
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“Pantheon” Part 2 of 3, Guest-starring Aphrodite IV!
The android assassin Aphrodite IV is back in town, and Sara’s confrontation with the cold-blooded killer will force her to face her own actions during “War of the Witchblades.”
Featuring a cover by series artist Sejic and a variant cover by Darick Robertson (The Boys)!

WITCHBLADE #132 GREEN VIRGINIA COMICON VARIANT COVER
story RON MARZ
art STJEPAN SEJIC
cover RANDY GREEN
32 PAGES / FC
$10.00

Get this limited edition holiday-themed variant cover by classic Witchblade artist Randy Green created for the Virginia Comicon. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

CYBERFORCE/HUNTER-KILLER VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK
story MARK WAID
art & cover KENNETH ROCAFORT
FEBRUARY 10
176 PAGES / FC
$14.99

Two of Top Cow’s top teams return! Fan favorite writer Mark Waid (Irredeemable, Amazing Spider-Man) and artist Kenneth Rocafort (Madame Mirage) weave a tale of conspiracy, high-octane action, and next-gen technology in a crossover with consequences. The members of Cyberforce and the Hunter-Killer squad must team up to stop Cyberdata and Morningstar from taking control of the world’s information networks with the Jett.
Collects Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer #1-5 along with character profiles, and a cover gallery including art from Stjepan Sejic, Mike Choi, Joe Benitez, Whilce Portacio, and Brandon Peterson.

TAGS:  image comics, image united, spawn, choker, savage dragon

 
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