Advance Image Comics Solicitations, May 2010

Wed, February 17th, 2010 at 11:58am PST | Updated: February 17th, 2010 at 12:47pm

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

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SAM & TWITCH: THE WRITER #1 (of 4)
story LUCA BLENGINO
art LUCA ERBETTA & FABIO BONO
colors FILIPPO RIZZU
cover LUCA ERBETTA
MAY 12
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
NEW CRIME FICTION MINI-SERIES SHIPPING BI-WEEKLY!
A top-notch creative team from Italy spins a hard-boiled crime fiction tale from the boroughs of NYC!
PART ONE: “INCIPIT IN MEDIA RES”
In the dead of winter, with a snowstorm looming, a routine homicide investigation has a literary twist. A suspected drug dealer is found dead and naked, with what seems to be part of a larger story written all over his body.
Detectives Sam Burke and Twitch Williams, along with graphologist Charlotte Garland, have to discover the truth, but the case, like the weather, can only get worse…

 

SAM & TWITCH: THE WRITER #2 (of 4)
story LUCA BLENGINO
pencils LUCA ERBETTA & FABIO BONO
colors FILIPPO RIZZU
cover LUCA ERBETTA
MAY 26
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
PART TWO: “BLUE SNOW”
A publishing editor and his lover. A dead prostitute. A butcher who moonlights as a drug dealer. A social worker. A humanitarian. And …
Charlotte Garland, a graphologist, who assists the police. All an eclectic group of people, who have one thing in common – ties to the murderer the press has dubbed, “The Writer.”

HAUNT #8
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art GREG CAPULLO & TODD McFARLANE
cover TODD McFARLANE
MAY 5
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
His brother died, his ghost haunts him, it bonds with him to form the creature known as Haunt – and all this has dragged poor Daniel Kilgore deep into a dark and dangerous world of espionage and intrigue he never even knew existed. Now it appears these events have taken a much greater toll on him than even he realizes.

SPAWN #203
story WILL CARLTON
art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE
cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI
MAY 26
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99  
Jim Downing learns he has a lineage connection to both Clown and Bludd.  This puts him in a coveted group aptly named the Unholy Trinity.

SPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 5 TP
story TODD McFARLANE
art TODD McFARLANE & GREG CAPULLO
cover GREG CAPULLO
MAY 12
160 PAGES / FC
$14.99
Relive Spawn battling legendary foes the Curse and the Redeemer in this new collection of stories from TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO!
SPAWN ORIGINS represents classic Spawn stories in an al-new design and format. PLUS: cover gallieries and behind-the-scenes art! Each volume also features a classic cover re-imagined by master Spawn artist GREG CAPPULLO!

SHADOWHAWK #1
story DAN WICKLINE
art & cover TONE RODRIGUEZ
variant cover ERIK LARSEN
MAY 5
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
“RESURRECTION,” Part One
Fifteen years after his stunning death, Paul Johnstone wears the helmet of ShadowHawk once more. New York, however, is far more dangerous than he remembers, as a new evil grows in the city’s shadows. Before he can deal with the ramifications of being alive again, though, he must first deal with the actions of his past.
PLUS a back-up feature written by STEVE NILES with art by JIM VALENTINO!
SPINNING OUT FROM THE UNIVERSE-SHATTERING EVENTS OF IMAGE UNITED – THE ORIGINAL BACK-BREAKER RETURNS!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK? #1
story ROB ZOMBIE
art & cover DONNY HADIWIDJAJA & VAL STAPLES
MAY 26
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99
ROB ZOMBIE returns with a dark dramedy outlining the fantastic rise and spiraling decent of celebrity.  Being in the right place at the right time isn't always a good thing, as Baron Von Shock finds out first hand. His sudden rise to fame as a television horror host meets with unexpected results. Baron Von Shock delivers a roller coaster ride of emotion that only ROB ZOMBIE can deliver.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #25
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art JASON HOWARD
cover JASON HOWARD & FCO PLASCENCIA
MAY 26
40 PAGES / FC
$4.99
“LEGACY,” Conclusion
The end is finally here. The elder’s plan is revealed! Zechariah’s final fate is decided! Wolf-Man’s astounding adventure is coming to a close. Every moment from the beginning of the series to now has been leading to this. Don’t miss this special oversized series-ending extravaganza!

COWBOY NINJA VIKING #6
story AJ LIEBERMAN
art & cover by RILEY ROSSMO
MAY 26
24 PAGES / FC
$3.99
FIRST ISSUE OF A BRAND NEW ARC!
There are a lot of team books out there.  But there ain’t one like this.  CNV’s back and he’s not alone.  He’s teamed up with Pirate/Gladiator/Oceanographer, Hitman/Navy SEAL/Roadie and his Ex-wife.  Their first mission: Locate a black market nuke.  What could go wrong?  Pretty much everything.  Including an ending you will never see coming… unless you read the last page first--which you shouldn’t.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

IMAGE UNITED #5 (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
MAY 26
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99
THE CROSSOVER EVENT OF THE CENTURY CONTINUES!
Omega Spawn is aware of the forces aligning against him – and is moving to put an end to the united band of heroes who threaten him. Once again on the defensive, our heroes must make a stand. The fate of the entire world is at stake – and at least one of the heroes will not survive the coming battle.

THE SWORD #24
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA 
MAY 12
32 PAGES / FC 
$2.99
THE END IS HERE.
THE SWORD's highly anticipated finale arrives as Dara Brighton's epic quest for revenge against the three god-siblings who murdered her family comes to its conclusion. 
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

TURF #2
story JONATHAN ROSS
art & cover TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
1:20 variant cover by BERNARD CHANG
1: 50 variant cover by DAVID LaFUENTE
1:100 variant sketch cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
MAY 5
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
“ALIENS WITH DIRTY FACES”
The Dragonmir Vampire Clan has all but succeeded in wiping out the the Gangsters who run 1920s New York. Only mobster Eddie Falco stands in their way.  Bloody, bruised and on the run, he finds an unlikely ally in the form of the interplanetary smuggler known as Squeed. But can even the brother from another planet turn the crimson tide?  Hard-boiled pulp action from start to finish!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

GØDLAND CELESTIAL EDITION TWO HC
MAY 19
360 PAGES / FC
$34.99
story JOE CASEY
art & cover TOM SCIOLI
Finally, the wait is over! BOOK TWO in the Eisner Award-nominated CELESTIAL EDITIONS is here!
See how the greatest cosmic superhero epic of our time was taken to even higher levels of surreal splendor! See Commander Adam Archer, Maxim, Basil Cronus, Nickelhead and more in all their oversized glory! Is there any other book that delivers the Savage Sting and the secret of the Infinity Tower? Not in this universe! Where else are you going to see Lucky in all of his glory? Only GØDLAND has the pure, storytelling power to scratch the greatest itch you ever had!
Collects GØDLAND #13-24, plus tons of cosmic-powered extras!
THE CELESTIAL EDITION HARDCOVER IS THE MAXIMUM FORMAT TO EXPERIENCE THE GØDLAND SAGA! BIGGER IS BETTER!

SEA OF RED SLIPCASE COLLECTION
story RICK REMENDER & KIERON DWYER
art KIERON DWYER, SALGOOD SAM & PAUL HARMON
cover PAUL HARMON
MAY 10
$39.99
LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES
CONCEPT
The year is 1533. Deckhand, Marco Esperanza’s shipping vessel is sunk in the dead of night leaving him, the sole survivor, left adrift in the Red Sea. His prayers are answered when a strange ship impossibly cuts through the night fog saving him a watery grave. However, his elation soon turns to horror when he discovers he has been brought aboard the dread pirate ship, The Black Galleon. There is more to Captain Lesser Blackthroat and his evil crew than mere piracy, these men are damned -- these men are vampire.
The year is 2004. Since being turned undead by Blackthroat, Marco has spent the past 400 years tied to the bow of a sunken vessel, clinging to unlife in the dark, briny, deep. His confinement at the bottom of the sea ends when film director Joel Cameron’s submarine discovers him while location scouting. Hungry to film a live vampire battle, Cameron agrees to aid Marco in seeking out the eternal monsters responsible his fate that he might have his revenge.
COLLECTS SEA OF RED, VOL. 1-3
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

VELOCITY #1
story RON MARZ
art KENNETH ROCAFORT
cover KENNETH ROCAFORT, CHRISCROSS
MAY 26
32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES
$3.99
The Pilot Season Winner is Back
Carin Taylor is the fastest woman in the world. At least, she'd better be if she wants to save her own life and the lives of her Cyberforce teammates. When a former Cyberdata scientist -- and test subject -- seeks revenge against the members of Cyberforce, only Velocity can save her friends before the clock literally runs out. Bringing together writer Ron Marz (Witchblade, Angelus) and artist Kenneth Rocafort (Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer) for the first time. Featuring two covers by Rocafort and Chriscross (Captain Marvel).

THE DARKNESS #85
story PHIL HESTER
art SHELDON MITCHELL
cover AARON CAMPBELL
MAY 12
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
Alkonost, Part 1 of 2!
When Jackie’s mission to destroy all of the Sovereign’s host bodies brings him into the collection of an eccentric Russian crime boss, he and his crew are confronted with an evil that is all too human.
Top Cow Pit artist Sheldon Mitchell (Pilot Season: Stealth) joins regular writer Phil Hester (Gen13, The Anchor) for a sinister two-part story. Featuring a cover by Aaron Campbell (Sherlock Holmes, Green Hornet)!

THE IRON SAINT VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK
story JASON RUBIN
art JOEL GOMEZ, FRANCIS MANAPUL
cover CHRIS BACHALO
MAY 26
176 PAGES / FC / TRADE PAPERBACK
$14.99
From the creator of Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter!
The long-awaited collection for Jason Rubin’s original comic series, previously released as Iron and The Maiden is finally here. Set in an alternate-universe 1930s metropolis, a reformed hitman and an innocent debutante get caught in the middle of a three-way power struggle between the government, a religious sect and an underworld criminal organization.
Written by Jason Rubin (Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter) and drawn by Francis Manapul (The Flash, Adventure Comics) and Joel Gomez (Witchblade), The Iron Saint Volume 1 Trade Paperback collects the sold out Iron and The Maiden #1-4 plus the hard-to-find #0 issue, along with a cover gallery and much more. Featuring covers by Jim Lee, Joe Madureira, Michael Turner, and Chris Bachalo
“Best New Ongoing Series” – Buy Pile, Comic Book Resources

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