Image Comics Solicitations for March, 2010

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IMAGE UNITED: INTERLUDE #1
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & MANY OTHERS
MARCH 31
32 PAGES/FC
$3.99
FOLLOWING THE CATACLYSMIC EVENTS OF IMAGE UNITED #3!
We take a break from our regularly scheduled mayhem to take a tour of the rest of the Image Universe to see how everyone is dealing with the shocking evens from the last issue of Image United. Featuring Invincible and many, many more. This story is not to be missed – and leads directly into next month’s IMAGE UNITED #4!

DEAD @ 17: THE WITCH QUEEN #1 (of 4)
story, art & cover by JOSH HOWARD
MARCH 10
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
DEAD @ 17’s PENULTIMATE CHAPTER BEGINS HERE!
After being forced to kill her closest friend, Nara found herself banished to Purgatory by the Beast from the Abyss. Doomed to wander a hostile and timeless wasteland ruled by the mysterious Witch Queen, Nara has accepted her fate as penance for her actions. Haunted by her past, she faces her greatest challenge as she confronts who she's been and what she will become.

HAUNT #6
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art GREG CAPULLO & TODD McFARLANE
covers TODD MCFARLANE
MARCH 3
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
SPECIAL STAND-ALONE ISSUE!
The events surrounding Kurt’s death are revisited, this time from the perspective of the mysterious Mirage, providing more insight into the birth of Haunt. An excellent jumping-on point for new readers, leading up to the second explosive story-arc beginning next issue!

HAUNT, VOL. 1 TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art GREG CAPULLO, RYAN OTTLEY & TODD McFARLANE
cover TODD McFARLANE
MARCH 3
120 PAGES / FC
$9.99
THE FIRST STORY-ARC OF MCFARLANE & KIRKMAN’S HAUNT COLLECTED!
ROBERT KIRKMAN and TODD McFARLANE present HAUNT!  Based around two brothers, one a less than perfect priest, the other a government agent, the men struggle to get along, rarely agreeing on anything.  An unexpected accident forces them to work together in ways they never thought possible.  Struggling with his own personal demons, the priest begrudgingly works alongside the spirit of his recently deceased brother, who possesses him.  Together, the brothers form a new superhero: Haunt.  
COLLECTS HAUNT #1-5

SPAWN #201
story WILL CARLTON
art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE
cover TODD MCFARLANE
MARCH 31
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
With the return of one of Spawn’s greatest enemies, Clown continues to build his army of Vampires. Jim struggles with his instant celebrity status as a modern day Messiah, all while protecting New York City from the evils that lurk at night.


SPAWN ORIGINS: BOOK ONE HC
story TODD McFARLANE, ALAN MOORE, DAVE SIM & FRANK MILLER
art TODD McFARLANE
cover GREG CAPULLO
MARCH 17
200 PAGES / FC
$29.99
CLASSIC SPAWN REPRINTED IN OVERSIZED HARDCOVER!
With SPAWN, legendary writer and artist TODD McFARLANE unleashed his iconic antihero on the world, and launched the most successful independent comic book in history. SPAWN ORIGINS: BOOK ONE, includes classic Spawn stories written by ALAN MOORE, DAVE SIM and FRANK MILLER, as well as the introduction of memorable characters into the Spawn universe.
COLLECTS SPAWN #1-8 & 10-13

FADE TO BLACK #1 (of 5)
story JEFF MARIOTTE
art & cover DANIELE SERRA
MARCH 17
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
Desert survival is hard, even without a cannibal cult in the mix. Five people will find that out as they embark on the most terrifying journey of their young lives…only none of them are what they seem--and neither is anything else!-- in this gut-wrenching horror miniseries.
WRITTEN BY AWARD-WINNING NOVELIST JEFF MARIOTTE (ZOMBIE COP, COLD BLACK HEARTS), WITH ART BY INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ILLUSTRATOR DANIELE SERRA (PRAY FOR DEATH).

SHUDDERTOWN #1
story NICK SPENCER
art & cover by ADAM GEEN
MARCH 24
32 pgs/FC
$3.50
The dead are killing, and troubled homicide cop Isaac Hernandez is on a desperate search for answers. His investigation leads him deep into the corridors of the Shuddertown housing projects, and towards a truth too terrible to face.
A STORY OF GUILT, REDEMPTION, AND RESURRECTION; PERFECT FOR FANS OF THE WIRE, MULHOLLAND DRIVE AND SE7EN.

TANK GIRL: DIRTY HELMETS (ONE-SHOT)
story ALAN MARTIN
art & cover RUFUS DAYGLO
MARCH 3
32 PAGES / BW
$3.99
SECOND IN A LINE OF SPECIAL TANK GIRL ONE-SHOTS FROM IMAGE!
Tank girl returns to her army roots when she receives special orders from a long-forgotten de-coding machine and decides to act upon them - she has to confront more than just the enemy in this twisted, ridiculous tale. And, in a special bonus story, the army rears its head again as Tank Girl's brain is cloned and used to power a new state-of-the-art tank. DIRTY HELMETS is a classic retro-styled TANK GIRL book for war movie lovers of all ages. 
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES 

TRUE STORY, SWEAR TO GOD #12
story TOM BELAND
art & cover TOM BELAND
MARCH 3
32 PAGES / BW
$3.50
When you meet the love of your life at a bus stop in Disneyworld... where else do you marry her, but at the "Happiest Place on Earth?" But who will marry them...? Goofy? Mickey? All this plus a shocking discovery that could mean THE END OF THE IMAGE UNIVERSE AS WE KNOW IT!!! Okay... maybe not, but this issue is jammed-packed with heart and soul and we dare you not to cry!!

YOUNGBLOOD #10 (RES)
story ROBERT KIRKMAN & ROB LIEFELD
art & cover by ROB LIEFELD
MARCH 3
32 PAGES/FULL COLOR
3.99
"CONSEQUENCES"
AN IMAGE UNITED TIE -IN!
Shaft is suspended from the Youngblood program following the White House massacre. The Free Agent takes the reigns of a Youngblood team re-grouping after the events of IMAGE UNITED. A new recruit upsets the balance of an already unstable team. Badrock and Die Hard pursue the time travelers who kidnapped the President.

VIKING, VOL. 1 HC
story IVAN BRANDON
art & cover NIC KLEIN
MARCH 24
144 PAGES / FC
$24.99
The most violent criminal underworld in history! Fine and Egil, brothers - one bad, one worse - are trying to stab and steal their way to a seat at the table. Two men at war with the world around them, but today's the day the world fights back! From the writer of CROSS BRONX comes a crime book for the 9th Century.

FELL, VOL. 1: FERAL CITY TP
story WARREN ELLIS
art & cover BEN TEMPLESMITH
MARCH 3
128 PAGES / FC
$14.99
BACK IN PRINT!
Detective Richard Fell is transferred over the bridge from the big city to Snowtown, a feral district whose police investigations department numbers three and a half people (one detective has no legs). Dumped in this collapsing urban trashzone, Richard Fell is starting all over again. In a place where nothing seems to make any sense, Fell clings to the one thing he knows to be true: Everybody’s hiding something.
COLLECTS FELL #1-8

GØDLAND, VOL. 5: FAR BEYOND THE BANG TP
story JOE CASEY
art & cover TOM SCIOLI
MARCH 24
152 PAGES / FC
$14.99
The Eisner-nominated GØDLAND saga continues into this fifth softcover volume of mayhem! Follow Earth’s emissary to the cosmos, Commander Adam Archer, as he journeys into deep space in search of his sister, Neela. On his journey, he meets cosmic Vikings, Leviticus and Vayikra – and does battle with the otherworldly weirdness of N’ull Pax Mizer and R@d-Ur Rezz! All this, and the return of Friedrich Nickelhead in his grandest scheme ever!
COLLECTS GØDLAND ISSUES #25-30
“I can't recommend this book more highly to anyone out there with a brain, a sense of humor, and a taste for classic comic absurdity.” - Newsarama.com

THE MICE TEMPLAR, VOL. 2: DESTINY HC
story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art & cover VICTOR SANTOS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING 
MARCH 17
220 PAGES / FC
$3.50
Karic might be the Chosen One...but what does such a title even mean for the young mouse who desires only to save his family from a monstrous fate. Under the training of exile Cassius, Karic learns what it truly is to be a Templar knight and warrior. While One-Arm Leito rallies his fellow prisoners, struggling to become a leader against impossible odds. Both mice find themselves on a collision course with destiny.
COLLECTS MICE TEMPLAR: DESTINY #1-5

SAVAGE DRAGON: IDENTITY CRISIS TP
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN
MARCH 3
128 PAGES / FC
$14.99
Savage Dragon is dead. Or is he? After being brutally slain by Overlord, Dragon’s son comes up with a scheme to resurrect his fallen father. Meanwhile, Dragon’s consciousness has found its way into Virus, a murdering psychopath with multiple personalities, Overlord is using Dragon’s blood to transform members of the notorious Vicious Circle into rampaging reflections of the Dragon and the forces have even found a way to restore and free Dark Dragon—a murderous marauder in his own right. It’s one shock after another on the greatest roller coaster ride in comics.
Comes with our highest possible recommendation!
COLLECTS SAVAGE DRAGON #151-156

JACK’S KNACK: BOOK THREE OF THE BLUE FOREST SERIES HC
story KRISTEN KOERNER SIMON
art & cover by JIM VALENTINO
MARCH 10
32 pgs/FC
$12.99
Jack the Rabbit wanders through the Blue Forest, watching the birds build their nests, the beaver build his dam, and the squirrels store their food – and wonders what HE’S supposed to be doing. Join Jack on his quest to discover what he’s good at…and perhaps realize that he’s been doing it all along!
SUBTLY TARGETED FOR YOUNGER READERS AS THEY FOLLOW THE PATH TO DISCOVERING WHAT THEY WANT TO BE WHEN THEY GROW UP!

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #23
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art JASON HOWARD
cover JASON HOWARD & FCO PLASCENCIA
MARCH 24
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
“LEGACY,” Part Three
Wolf-Man, Hunter and Mecha-Maid team-up as the legions of the Wolf-Nation attack! Jacobson and his clan return and that spells trouble for a certain Elder Brood – but where is Chloe? All this and more in the ramp-up to the monumental 25th issue!

CHEW #10
story JOHN LAYMAN
art & cover ROB GUILLORY
JANUARY 17
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99 
“INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR,” Conclusion
Cannibal vs. bloodsucker.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

CHOKER #2
story BEN McCOOL
art & cover BEN TEMPLESMITH
MARCH 17
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99
ISSUE TWO: …WHERE ANGELS GO TO DIE
Johnny is introduced to his maniacal new partner on the Shotgun City police force, and experiences a vicious foretaste of what’s in store for him. Meanwhile, a new mob of villains rear their ugly head, suggesting Hunt Cassidy’s clutch on the city is tighter – and deadlier – than first thought…
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ELEPHANTMEN #26
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art MORITAT
cover BOO COOK
MARCH 10
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
“QUESTIONABLE THINGS,” Part Three
Blackthorne is assigned to assist Hip and Ebony in tracking down the MAPPO agents loose in Los Angeles. Miki reluctantly agrees to help.

FORGETLESS #4 (of 5)
story NICK SPENCER
art JORGE COELHO & MARLEY ZARCONE
cover MARLEY ZARCONE
MARCH 3
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
Normally, Forgetless is about the last great club night in New York, and the murderous models that it make so special. But this month, we're doing a story about a sex-addicted koala instead. And trust us, it's even weirder than it sounds. Don't miss the issue EVERYONE will be talking about, if only so they can feel clean again!
CONTINUING THE HIT SERIES CRAVE ONLINE CALLS "ONE HELL OF A RIDE!"
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

GOD COMPLEX #4
story MICHAEL AVON OEMING & DANIEL BERMAN
art JOHN BROGLIA
cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING
MARCH 3
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
George and Sophia are safe, but Paul can’t leave the monstrous Medusa loose on this unsuspecting world. He must go back and defeat one of the most dangerous creatures of myth and legend! Is she too strong for him now that he is no longer immortal? Can he resist the temptation she brings him from the gods?

INVINCIBLE #71
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA
MARCH 17
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
THE VILTRUMITE WAR BEGINS!
The entire series has been leading up to this! The pieces are in place, the time to strike is now! It’s all out war as the Coalition of Planets finally make its move against the Viltrum Empire--with Invincible stuck in the middle. Things will never be the same after this--and this is INVINCIBLE, so you know we mean it.

JERSEY GODS #12
story GLEN BRUNSWICK
art DAN McDAID
cover MIKE ALLRED 
MARCH 31
48 PAGES / FC
$4.99
"THUNDER ROAD," conclusion
Hang on to your seats: The JERSEY GODS train is about to derail.  Everything that you thought you knew was wrong!  The stunning conclusion to "Thunder Road,” a tale so huge that we had to make it a double-sized issue.  No hype: This ending is a shocker!  Don't be the only one clueless standing by the water cooler.  We warned you!

KING CITY #8
story BRANDON GRAHAM
art & cover BRANDON GRAHAM
MARCH 24
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99
Pete learns where the Raquet Club has taken the alien girl he was entrusted with. Meanwhile, Max finds his old friend Tooth dead from the drug Chalk, and remembers their time in the Korean Xombie war.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ORC STAIN #3
story JAMES STOKOE
art & cover JAMES STOKOE
MARCH 10
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
"ESCAPE FROM SKRUBTOWN",
One Eye is ready for a little relaxation after being up on the chopping block, but soon finds himself in a desperate chase to escape Skrubtown. Meanwhile, the Great Mob of the south marches ever onwards, sending out their shadowy dark robed agents to find the key to unlocking the god organ.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

SAVAGE DRAGON #158
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN
MARCH 3
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
“DRAGON WAR,” Part Four
The Vicious Circle has upgraded its most powerful member, and things aren't looking too rosy for Savage Dragon.

THE SWORD #23
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA 
MARCH 31
32 PAGES / FC 
$2.99
Dara and Malia’s battle continues.  As Dara’s quest for revenge nears its end, she will witness how far a god is willing to go to defeat its enemies.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WALKING DEAD #71
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
MARCH 10
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99
Adjusting to this new life won’t be easy.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WEIRD WORLD OF JACK STAFF #3
story & art PAUL GRIST
cover IAN CHURCHILL
MARCH 31
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
The untold origin of Jack Staff continues as Professor Fate siezes the Sword of Devastation, whilst in the present day John Smith finds out just who has wiped his memories of being a superhero. And that's not good news.

BROKEN TRINITY: PANDORA’S BOX #2
story ROB LEVIN & BRYAN EDWARD HILL
art ALESSANDRO VITTI
cover TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
MARCH 17
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99
A Cold War Heats Up!
Finn and Glori, the bearers of the Glacier and Ember Stones, have discovered that a mysterious cult is after Pandora’s Box, one of the 13 Artifacts. Will they be able to not kill each other long enough to prevent the Disciples of Eden from destroying the world? Or will they revert to their destined roles?
From newcomers Rob Levin (The Darkness: Shadows & Flame) and Bryan Edward Hill, (Broken Trinity: Aftermath) and artist Alessandro Vitti (Secret Warriors). Featuring covers by Tommy Lee Edwards (1985)!

BROKEN TRINITY: PANDORA’S BOX #1 SIGNED EDITION
story ROB LEVIN & BRYAN EDWARD HILL
art ALESSANDRO VITTI
cover TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
32 PAGES / FC / SIGNED EDITION
$14.99
Get this limited edition issue signed by writers Rob Levin and Bryan Edward Hill. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

THE DARKNESS #84
story PHIL HESTER
art WHILCE PORTACIO
cover BAGUS HUTOMO
MARCH 31
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
Attack on Fort Knox!
“Hunt the Darkness”
Jackie Estacado, the current bearer of the Darkness, has escaped from Fort Knox, but a Hunter-Killer team is hot on his heels. Will Jackie be able to defeat a team of trained government ultra-sapiens before daybreak?
For one issue only, special guest artist Whilce Portacio (Hulk, Spawn) joins The Darkness team! Featuring a cover by Bagus Hutomo (Shrapnel: Arteseia Rising).

CYBERFORCE/HUNTER-KILLER #1-5 SIGNED SET
story MARK WAID
art KENNETH ROCAFORT
cover VARIOUS
SET (X 5 COMICS) / FC
$14.99
Get all five issues of Top Cow’s 2009 crossover event in this convenient set! As an added bonus, fans will receive the first issue signed by artist Kenneth Rocafort (Madame Mirage)!

TRACKER #5
story JONATHAN LINCOLN
art FRANCIS TSAI
cover FRANCIS TSAI
MARCH 31
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
The first property from Top Cow and Heroes and Villains Entertainment comes to a pulse-pounding conclusion!
FBI tracker Alex O'Roark finally comes face-to-face and claw-to-claw with his maker – the serial killer Herod! But will Alex be able to control his animalistic instincts long enough to extract the sample of Herod’s blood to end his own suffering?

BERSERKER #4 KEOWN “RAGE” EDITION
story RICK LOVERD
art JEREMY HAUN
cover DALE KEOWN
32 PAGES / FC / TOP COW STORE EXCLUSIVE
$10.00
Get this limited edition variant cover previously available only through the Top Cow Store by Dale Keown. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

WITCHBLADE #136
story RON MARZ
art & cover STJEPAN SEJIC
MARCH 3
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
“Pantheon” Part 3 of 3, Guest-starring Aphrodite IV!
Sara Pezzini, the current bearer of the Witchblade, is caught between the deadly robotic assassin Aphrodite IV and the corrupt mega-corporation Cyberdata. Even with a mystical gauntlet at her disposal, will Sara be able to walk away from this encounter?

PILOT SEASON: MURDERER #1 SKETCH TOP COW STORE VARIANT COVER
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art NELSON BLAKE II
cover MARC SILVESTRI
32 PAGES / FC / TOP COW STORE EXCLUSIVE
$10.00
Get this limited edition sketch variant cover by co-creator Marc Silvestri, previously available exclusively from the Top Cow Store. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

IMPALER VOLUME 2 TRADE PAPERBACK
story WILLIAM HARMS
art & cover MATT TIMSON
160 PAGES / FC
$14.99
International Horror Guild Award finalist William Harms (Wolverine: The Anniversary) returns to his bold new re-imagining of the vampire mythos with a second volume!
Millions of vampires have descended upon America. In a desperate attempt to defeat them, the US military nuked New York City. Unfortunately, it was too little, too late. The legendary vampire HUNTER, Vlad the Impaler, has returned to stop them, and NYC Detective Victor Dailey has become his unwilling companion. Joining Harms for this volume is up-and-coming painter Matt Timson (Popgun).
Collects Impaler Vol. 2 #1-6 plus a cover gallery and bonus material.
“Impaler remains an excellent take on vampire mythos and a great horror comic in general.” —Fangoria
"Hands down one of the best books on the market today" - Ain't It Cool News
"Harms and Timson don't hold back." - CBR
"The concept from start to finish is just plain old-fashioned cool" – Newsarama

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