Image Comics Solicitations, July 2010

Wed, April 28th, 2010 at 10:58am PDT

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CBR News Team, Editor

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

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FRACTURED FABLES HC
story & art VARIOUS
cover MIKE & LAURA ALLRED
JULY 14
160 pages/FC
$29.99
Some of the comic book industry's best and brightest use their talents to welcome the next generation of comic book readers with the kid-friendly anthology, FRACTURED FABLES! Features all-new, humorous takes on our most beloved fairy tales, with stories by award-winning creators like JILL THOMPSON, BRYAN TALBOT, PETER DAVID, BEN TEMPLESMITH, TERRY MOORE, SCOTT MORSE, DOUG TENNAPEL, TED McKEEVER, BILL MORRISON, LARRY MARDER, JIM VALENTINO, PHIL HESTER, SHANNON WHEELER and many more!

INVINCIBLE #75
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art RYAN OTTLEY, CORY WALKER & FCO PLASCENCIA
cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA
retailer appreciation variant RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA
JULY 21
48 PAGES / FC
$5.99
THE VILTRUMITE WAR CONTINUES!
Invincible and the Coalition of Planets bring the war to Planet Viltrum! All bets are off as the Coalition forces try to fight their way into the Viltrumite Empire's stronghold. Lives are lost, and the war reaches a turning point. This issue features as special, over-sized main story and an extra special Science Dog back-up story by ROBERT KIRKMAN and CORY WALKER.

THE WALKING DEAD #75
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD, CLIFF RATHBURN & RYAN OTTLEY
retailer appreciation variant CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
JULY 14
40 PAGES / BW
$3.99
Lines are crossed, rules are broken and the peace and tranquility of the community is shattered. After months of safety and security, are Rick and the crew even prepared for what they now face? As an added bonus: a very special back-up story drawn by RYAN OTTLEY in FULL COLOR--a first for The Walking Dead! This issue is not to be missed!
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LADY ROBOTIKA #1
story JANE WIEDLIN & BILL MORRISON
art BILL MORRISON & TONE RODRIGUEZ
cover BILL MORRISON
JULY 14
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
Aliens from a distant planet abduct rock star JANE WIEDLIN (The Go-Go's) and force her to play a concert for their Earth-obsessed emperor. On the trek back to their planet, they implant Jane's body with nanobots as she sleeps. But their plan to turn her into one of their cyborg slaves backfires when Jane learns to control the nanites within her and becomes the super-powered cyborg liberator, LADY ROBOTIKA!
A new out-of-this-world shock sensation! Jane (The Go-Go's) Wiedlin teams up with Bill (The Simpsons) Morrison to create a sexy and fun cosmic Rock and Roll fantasy!

SWEETS #1 (of 5)
story, art & cover KODY CHAMBERLAIN
JULY 14
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
A spree killer terrorizes New Orleans days before Hurricane Katrina makes landfall. Detective Curt Delatte just buried his only daughter, and he's in no condition to work. But when the bodies pile up, he masks his grief and joins the hunt through the bowels of the Big Easy. It won't be long until his city--and his evidence--gets washed away.

CHAMBERLAIN, a native of southern Louisiana, makes his writing debut with this dark and gritty miniseries.

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DAWN: NOT TO TOUCH THE EARTH (ONE-SHOT) (RES)
story JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
art JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER & EVA HOPKINS
cover JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
JULY 21
48 PAGES / FC
$5.99
Dawn, JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER's take on classic Goddess mythology, is back for this ALL-NEW feature length one-shot. Dawn has many faces and wears many masks. This time she is a Faerie Queen, and Darrian Ashoka, LINSNER's hero character, is a Knight who saves her from a demon. After her rescue, Dawn takes Darrian to the faerie realm, where he discovers unearthly delights and heavenly secrets.

2010 marks Dawn's 20th anniversary in print. This book celebrates this milestone with pin-ups by greats such as Michael Golden, Adam Hughes and Michael Turner.

OFFICER DOWNE (ONE-SHOT)
story JOE CASEY
art & cover CHRIS BURNHAM
JULY 14
48 PAGES / FC
$4.99
FROM THE DEVIANT MINDS WHO BROUGHT YOU THE CULT HIT, NIXON'S PALS -- A TWISTED NEW KIND OF CRIME COMIC!
He walks the eternal beat...and delivers the eternal beat-down! Much more than man...he is policeman! It's hyper-violence on the mean city streets, from JOE CASEY (Avengers: The Origin) and CHRIS BURNHAM (X-Men: Manifest Destiny)--an all-new special in which a lone Badass With A Badge takes on the scourge of the criminal underworld: Headcase Harry! The Fortune 500! Zen Master Flash! Not even death itself can stop this powerhouse of justice! You've never experienced "command presence" like this! This is one cop that'll keep coming back for more...even from beyond the grave!
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HELLCITY (THE WHOLE DAMN THING) TP
story MACON BLAIR
art & Cover JOE FLOOD
JULY 21
328 PAGES / BW
$24.99
HELLCITY (THE WHOLE DAMN THING) Crime noir, grotesque horror and pitch-black comedy collide when a detective in the capital city of Hell discovers a scandal that threatens the Devil's supremacy and ignites a human/demon race war.
Collects HELLCITY, VOL. 1, VOL. 2 and VOL. 3
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CHEW #13
story JOHN LAYMAN
art & cover ROB GUILLORY
JULY 21
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
"JUST DESSERTS," Part Three
Unlucky Number Thirteen! In which we see the return of rogue Cibopath Mason Savoy, a double agent is revealed and a narrative dirty trick is played upon an unsuspecting readership. Plus: What's the deal with all those fricken chogs??
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CHEW: THE OMNIVORE EDITION, VOL. 1 HC
story JOHN LAYMAN
art & cover ROB GUILLORY
JULY 21
264 PAGES / FC
$34.99
Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he's a hell of a detective--as long as he doesn't mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit and why. He's been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest and most bizarre cases.

This gorgeous oversized edition, loaded with extras, follows Tony for the first ten issues of IGN.com's pick for "Best Indie Series of 2009," and MTV Splash Page's "Best New Series of 2009." Collects the New York Times' best seller "Taster's Choice," as well as the follow-up story-arc "International Flavor"
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BONDS TP
story DURWIN S. TALON
art & cover DURWIN S. TALON
JULY 7
104 PAGES / FC
$11.99
Faith Warner is a Binder--a being who can impose her will upon man or nature. These powers can be used to keep the balance of life. Or to take life. After she loses her father to an assassin's bullet, Faith embarks on a path of vengeance. Her path is a bloody and dangerous one--the dark forces that give her powers also threaten to engulf her. To save her soul, Faith must forge new bonds with her murdered father, a mother she kills one tattoo at a time, and a fiance who still clings to hope.

THE CRUSADES, VOL. 1: KNIGHT HC
story STEVEN T. SEAGLE
art & cover KELLEY JONES
JULY 4
256 PAGES / FC
$29.99
The Dark Ages Begin Again...
An enigmatic 11th century Crusader has come to render terrible justice on the citizens of 21st century San Francisco. His acts of unspeakable violence spark a firestorm of moral soul-searching in the hearts and minds of the city's most colorful figures. Putting together the pieces of the Knight's mysteriously brutal puzzle is the voluptuous Venus Kostopikas, a fact checker for a dying newspaper who has aspirations to rise above her station and lead her own crusade.

This first of two skull-crushing, re-mastered volumes collects--for the first time--the macabre Vertigo crime series by noted creators STEVEN T. SEAGLE (it's a bird..., SOUL KISS, Sandman Mystery Theater) and KELLY JONES (Sandman, Batman, The 13th Son).

THE CRUSADES VOLUME 1 collects THE CRUSADES: URBAN DECREE and THE CRUSADES #1-9

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ELEPHANTMEN, VOL. 3: DANGEROUS LIAISONS TP
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art MORITAT, CHRIS BURNHAM, MARIAN CHURCHLAND, BOO COOK, ROB STEEN and ANDRE SZYMANOWICZ
cover BOO COOK
JULY 7
280 PAGES / FC
$24.99
The Elephantmen were soldiers--weapons of mass destruction--but now they must live out their lives amongst us. Even so, as three of their number--Hip Flask, Ebony Hide and Obadiah Horn--go about their business in Los Angeles 2259, a MAPPO sleeper cell has plans of their own for them.

FOUR EYES, VOL. 1: FORGED IN FLAMES TP
story JOE KELLY
art & cover MAX FIUMARA
JULY 21
96 PAGES / FC
$9.99
Act one of the epic saga of Enrico, a boy living in an alternate 1930s New York, where dragon fighting is the city's number one underground sport and the cause of his father's untimely death. Enrico's literal trial by fire begins here!
Collects FOUR EYES #1-4

HACK/SLASH OMNIBUS, VOL. 2 TP (NEW PRINTING)
story TIM SEELEY
art EMILY STONE & REBEKAH ISAACS
cover TIM SEELEY
JULY 28
464 PAGES / FC
$29.99
Collecting the entire first year-and-a-half of the ongoing series! The Hack/Slash collection that readers have been waiting for, this new Omnibus collects the first 14 issues of the ongoing series and features classic slasher villains such as Acid Washed and Father Wrath, as well as Cassie's first encounter with Georgia. All this and the first-ever Hack/Slash Annual in one mega-volume!
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HACK/SLASH, VOL. 8: SUPER SIDEKICK SLEEPOVER SLAUGHTER TP
story TIM SEELEY
art DAN LEISTER, ROSS CAMPBELL & CHRIS BURNHAM
cover TIM SEELEY
JULY 14
152 PAGES / FC
$18.99
It's the genre mash up you've always secretly wished for! TEEN SUPERHEROES meets TEEN SLASHER! In suburban New Jersey, a group of teens decide to take on the identities of long forgotten masked vigilantes! But it's not long before the skimpy spandex draws the attention of a knife-wielding maniac! Cassie and Vlad must infiltrate the supervillain underground to stop the Super Sidekick Sleepover Slaughter!
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INVINCIBLE PRESENTS: ATOM EVE & REX SPLODE, VOL. 1 TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN & BENITO CERENO
art NATE BELLEGARDE
cover CORY WALKER
JULY 14
144 PAGES / FC
$14.99
INVINCIBLE co-creator ROBERT KIRKMAN teams up with writer BENITO CERENO and illustrator NATE BELLEGARDE to reveal the secret history of his famed superhero's most beloved allies, Atom Eve and Rex Splode. This collection is a direct tie-in to the ongoing adventures of INVINCIBLE!
Collects INVINCIBLE PRESENTS: ATOM EVE #1-2 and INVINCIBLE PRESENTS: ATOM EVE & REX SPLODE #1-3

THE MICE TEMPLAR, VOL. 2.2: DESTINY PART 2 HC
story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art VICTOR SANTOS
cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING
JULY 7
200 PAGES / FC
$29.99
Destiny, prophecy and free will collide as the young mouse Karic prepares himself for an audacious confrontation with the fearsome Snake God of the Druids, for the salvation of his family, and the fate of all mice. Yet many forces stand in Karic's way: the tyranny of the mad King Icarus, the twisted riddles of the Bats of Meave, a Scorpion god, the ancient demonic Nathair, and certain doom at the claws of the Zombie Cat!
Collects MICE TEMPLAR: DESTINY #6-9

ORC STAIN, VOL. 1 TP
story JAMES STOKOE
art & cover JAMES STOKOE
JULY 28
168 PAGES / FC
$17.99
For a million millennia the world has cracked and convulsed under the indomitable mob of the orc. Savage, bloodthirsty creatures, they are without number, staining nearly every corner of the globe. The mighty Orc Tzar, newest leader of the mob, marches ever north to find the lost organ of a forgotten god. Only a lone one-eyed orc with a mysterious gift can find the key to breaking the cycle forever.
Collects ORC STAIN #1-5
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SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 6 TP
story TODD McFARLANE & ALAN MOORE
art TODD McFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO & TONY DANIEL
cover GREG CAPULLO
JULY 14
160 PAGES / FC
$14.99
The latest addition to the SPAWN: ORIGINS family of books is coming your way! SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 6 collects classic SPAWN stories written by Spawn creator TODD McFARLANE with art by TODD McFARLANE & GREG CAPULLO. Also in this collection you'll find a story co-written by comics legend ALAN MOORE (Watchmen) and an issue penciled by comics hot-shot TONY DANIEL (Batman).

Follow Spawn as he skulks the forgotten alleys of NYC while plotting revenge against his greatest foes. The cat and mouse game between Jason Wynn and Terry Fitzgerald heats up with Spawn caught in the middle. How will he survive this latest onslaught with the Freak, Cy-Gor and even the Violator returning to attack when least suspected?

Collects SPAWN #33-38

THE SWORD, VOL. 4: AIR TP
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA
JULY 14
168 PAGES / FC
$14.99
Three powerful siblings entered Dara Brighton's home and brutally murdered her family right before her eyes. With the help of a powerful sword and her two friends, she has vowed to exact revenge on the three.

Dara's epic quest concludes in this final volume, and her last target is Malia, the air-goddess who murdered Dara's father. Dara has already fought Malia's brothers--Zakros, the water-god, and Knossos, the earth-god--but nothing can prepare Dara for the wrath of the last god standing.

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BAD DOG #4 (RES)
story JOE KELLY
art & cover DIEGO GRECO
JULY 21
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
"CREAM OF THE CROP," Part One
Yes, we're late...but we still love you, baby! We're going to prove our love with drugs, violence and dysfunction--all hand crafted just for you! Lou calls for a road trip to Vegas--the most dangerous place on Earth for a werewolf in an existential crisis, not to mention the home turf of his mysterious shadow...BAKER.
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BRIGADE #2
story ROB LIEFELD & MARK POULTON
art MARAT MYCHAELS
cover MARAT MYCHAELS
variant cover ROB LIEFELD
JULY 28
32 PAGES / FC
@2.99
"FAIL SAFE"
The original BRIGADE team is re-united to defend against the invading alien armada and their conquering leader Genocide, the champion of D'Vor! Seahawk and Lethal are taken prisoner on board the mother ship, and in the prison level they encounter a rebel underground looking for a leader to unite them against the oppressive rule of the D'Vor. The original Birds of Prey return: Talyn, Ironside and Swift!

THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN #2 (of 6)
story DAVID HINE & SHAKY KANE
art & cover SHAKY KANE
JULY 14
32 PAGES/FC
$3.99
ITEM! Another Golden Nuggets Classic--The Shield of Justice brings swift and bloody retribution to the city's streets! ITEM! In Steve Neuman's attic, four smelly, wrinkled old farts in ill-fitting costumes are seeking the mysterious Shadow Men! ITEM! Steve learns that "A rat's cage is a beautiful thing!"

CHOKER #6 (of 6)
story BEN McCOOL
art & cover BEN TEMPLESMITH
JULY 21
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99
ISSUE SIX: ...I DREAMT THAT I'D NEVER SLEEP AGAIN
Shotgun City's real scumbags are finally exposed, and Johnny Jackson is hell-bent on making sure they get what's coming to them. Trouble is, they're not going out without a fight... Is Johnny as doomed as some of his closest allies, or will justice finally prevail? A startling conclusion to one of 2010's wildest books!
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COWBOY NINJA VIKING #8
story AJ LIEBERMAN
art & cover by RILEY ROSSMO
JULY 21
24 PAGES / FC
$3.99
Duncan is still without Cowboy or Viking, and everything is hitting the fan because of it. Meanwhile, the Triplets are closing in on the mysterious Duchess, and you will not believe who she is. Literally. Go ahead and guess... Nope... Not even close... Wrong... Okay, know what? Just wait for 8. Seriously, stop guessing. It's getting embarrassing.
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DUST WARS #2 (of 3)
story CHRISTOPHER "MINK" MORRISON
art & cover DAVIDE FABBRI & PAOLO PARENTE
JULY 7
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
TWISTORY STUDIOS present's PAOLO PARENTE's pinup girl & walking robot world like you have never seen. Read issue #2 as the rag tag group of American misfits sets off to rob a castle deep behind enemy lines. Along the way, they are captured and then rescued by Soviet Commander Koshka and her KV-47 robot patrol on a secret mission to destroy an Axis Gunther robot stronghold. Be sure not to miss the second of a new three-issue series from PAOLO PARENTE's ever-growing DUST universe. This time, it's DUST WARS!

DYNAMO 5: SINS OF THE FATHER #2 (of 5)
story JAY FAERBER
art JULIO BRILHA
cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY
incentive cover MARCIO TAKARA & RON RILEY
JULY 21
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99
Guest-starring Invincible!
Maddie sends Dynamo 5 up against an alien menace with a serious grudge against Captain Dynamo. But is she sending them on a suicide mission? Not if a certain special guest-star has anything to say about it.

Plus, the exclusive back-up series, NOTORIOUS, continues!

FADE TO BLACK #5 (of 5)
story JEFF MARIOTTE
art & cover DANIELE SERRA
JULY 21
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
Against all odds, the cannibal cultists succeed in their destructive plan! It's too late for the surviving actors to turn things around. All that remains for them is life or (more likely) grisly death. The choice might be out of their hands as Fade to Black thunders toward its terrifying and explosive conclusion...

HACK/SLASH: MY FIRST MANIAC #2(of 4)
story TIM SEELEY
art DANIEL LEISTER
cover A TIM SEELEY & NEI RUFFINO
cover B ERIK JONES
JULY 14
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
Critically acclaimed cult horror hit HACK/SLASH comes to IMAGE COMICS in a new mini series that explores CASSIE'S first case!
Cassie travels to small town Iowa to investigate an abandoned farm where murdered teens keep turning up in a cornfield. But, for a girl who can't fit in, trying to go "undercover" at a new school may prove a greater challenge than any slasher.

HAUNT #10
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art GREG CAPULLO & TODD McFARLANE
cover TODD McFARLANE
JULY 7
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
The mysterious Mr. Hurg comes face to face with HAUNT! After months of planning he's finally set his plan into motion--is Haunt too late? How does Mirage factor in to all this--and witness the villainous return of Cobra!

KING CITY #12
story BRANDON GRAHAM
art & cover BRANDON GRAHAM
JULY 21
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99
As the demon king looms over the city, Joe has to decide between joining his fellow cat masters in battle or helping his ex save her current man from a dismal fate in an underground chalk shop. The final explosive issue--with a bonus comic-sized color poster inside!
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THE LIGHT #4 (of 5)
story NATHAN EDMONDSON
art & cover BRETT WELDELE
JULY 7
32 PAGES/FC
$2.99
"REUNION"
The company arrives in Portland to find that the cataclysm is complete. Avery's only hope lies in finding her mother alive, and that search yields a family truth that changes everything.

META 4 #2 (of 5)
story & art TED McKEEVER
cover TED MCKEEVER & DANA MORESHEAD
JULY 7
32 PAGES / BW
$3.50
By turns beautiful and ugly, funny and horrifying, the composed, if not peculiar, daily lives of the amnesiac "astronaut" and the heavily muscled woman Gasolina begin to unravel as the riddle of his disturbing physical scars and her oddly disjointed thoughts become a shared preoccupation of "patterns."
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SAVAGE DRAGON #162
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN
JULY 7
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
"EMPEROR DRAGON," Prelude
Dragon is out to take over the world, and he's a wanted man.

SHADOWHAWK #3
story DAN WICKLINE
art TONE RODRIGUEZ
cover WHILCE PORTACIO
variant cover TONE RODRIGUEZ
JULY 7
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
"RESURRECTION," Part Three
Paul Johnstone discovers the only clue to the identity of the masked maniac, but how does it tie to a magician from a decade-old television show? As he and Captain Nieves work to piece the puzzle together, a third vicious massacre is about to take place...how many more innocent deaths will it take to push ShadowHawk to his breaking point?
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SPAWN #205
story WILL CARLTON
art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE
cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI
JULY 28
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
The return of the Curse!
The Curse is now the leader of a newfound cult, whose plan is to discredit the work of Spawn's alter ego, Jim Downing. Politics, power, and pain lead the charge in this stunning tail of treachery.

TURF #4 (of 5)
story JONATHAN ROSS
art & cover TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
1:20 variant cover JOHN PAUL LEON
1:50 variant cover JOHN ROMITA, JR.
AUGUST 11
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
"ONCE UPON A TIME IN HARLEM"
New York in February is never great, but back in 1929 it was unbearable. The weather sucked, of course, and prohibition meant it was hard to get a stiff drink in a hurry. But the Dragonmirs, a vampire clan from Romania really made life tough. Once they finished wiping out New York's gangs, they turned their attention to the Police. Their plan: to take over the city, keep humans like livestock and wake up the oldest vampire in existence to seal the deal. Mankind's feeble hopes lie with a young female newspaper reporter, a weak and dying member of the Dragonmir family, and a one-eared, one-eyed former gang boss named Eddie Falco, who hopes to persuade Samuel Kane and his gang of Harlem racketeers to join them.

Oh, add in a giant alien with unbelievable weapons called Squeed. Sounds about even, then...

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THE WEIRD WORLD OF JACK STAFF #6
story PAUL GRIST
art & cover PAUL GRIST
JULY 28
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
The Sword of Devastation is the ultimate weapon, crafted to be held by one man, the champion Jack Staff. Right now it's in the hands of Professor Fate. And then things get worse.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK? #3
story ROB ZOMBIE
art & cover DONNY HADIWIDJAJA & VAL STAPLES
JULY 28
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99
Sex and drugs with more sex and drugs. Leon and Kenny's night on the town leads to a mishap of epic proportions! What will ROB ZOMBIE deliver next for the Baron?
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TOP COW PRODUCTIONS SOLICITATIONS FOR JULY 2010

ARTIFACTS #1
story RON MARZ
art MICHAEL BROUSSARD
cover TOP COW'S FINEST, JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER, DALE KEOWN
JULY 21
32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES
$3.99
The Event FIVE Years in the Making!
Thirteen mystical Artifacts, including the Witchblade, the Darkness and others, guide the fate of the Top Cow Universe. For centuries, it's been whispered that bringing together all 13 Artifacts would herald mankind's destruction. But a mysterious figure has been manipulating events, laying plans to put Armageddon into motion. The final phase begins here, with the abduction of Hope, the daughter of Sara Pezzini and Jackie Estacado. What ensues will remake the entirety of the Top Cow Universe, from the Witchblade and the Darkness, to the Angelus, Magdalena, and countless others. Artifacts #1 is the perfect place for faithful readers to see their loyalty pay off, and for new readers to experience the Top Cow Universe.

From Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz (Witchblade, Angelus) and Top Cow superstar artist Michael Broussard (The Darkness) comes an event series, which will literally shake the Top Cow Universe to its foundation. Featuring a jam piece cover by Broussard, Marc Silvestri, Stjepan Sejic, Sheldon Mitchell, and Nelson Blake II, as well as a variant cover series featuring each of the 13 Artifact bearers by John Tyler Christopher (Witchblade), and a special first-issue cover by Dale Keown (The Darkness/Pitt).

Also kicking off with issue #1 is the Top Cow Origins series of backups written by Marz and drawn by a superstar collection of artists. This issue: Witchblade, by Marc Silvestri.

ARTIFACTS #1 COLLECTOR'S EDITION
story RON MARZ
art MICHAEL BROUSSARD
cover TOP COW'S FINEST
32 PAGES / FC / COLLECTOR'S EDITION
$10.00
Get this limited edition foil stamped edition of the Top Cow Jam Cover. Quantities are limited to 2000 copies, allocations may occur.

ARTIFACTS #1 COLLECTOR'S EDITION SIGNED AND NUMBERED
story RON MARZ
art MICHAEL BROUSSARD
cover TOP COW'S FINEST
32 PAGES / FC / SIGNED EXCLUSIVE
$29.99
Get this limited edition foil stamped edition of the Top Cow Jam Cover signed by the entire Top Cow studio. Quantities are limited and numbered to 100 copies, allocations may occur.

ARTIFACTS JAM PIECE POSTER
art MARC SILVESTRI, MICHAEL BROUSSARD, STJEPAN SEJIC, NELSON BLAKE II AND SHELDON MITCHELL
FC / POSTER
$7.99
Get the iconic cover image of the Artifact bearers by Top Cow's Finest for your office, bedroom, or comic room wall as a 24" x 36" full color poster!

BROKEN TRINITY: PANDORA'S BOX #6
story ROB LEVIN & BRYAN EDWARD HILL
art ALESSANDRO VITTI
cover TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
JULY 14
32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES
$3.99
The ARTIFACTS lead-in series reaches its mind-blowing end!
Pandora's Box has been unleashed and Elias Legion's dream of murdering the world appears imminent. Only by accepting their destinies can Finn and Glori stop a force beyond reckoning, but will they have to relinquish free will to do it?

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 (Book of Eli, Turf)!

BROKEN TRINITY: PANDORA'S BOX #2 VARIANT COVER
story ROB LEVIN & BRYAN EDWARD HILL
art ALESSANDRO VITTI
cover ERIC BASALDUA
32 PAGES / FC / CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE
Get this limited edition alluring convention variant cover by Eric Basaldua (Witchblade Annual). Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

MAGDALENA #3
story RON MARZ
art NELSON BLAKE II
cover RYAN SOOK
JULY 7
32 PAGES / FC / ON-GOING SERIES
$3.99
The Star of the Forthcoming Feature Film Gets Her Own Series!
Descended from the bloodline of Christ, Patience is the latest incarnation of the Magdalena. Armed with the Spear of Destiny, she is tasked with destroying any and all evil... even if it takes the form of a little boy. Patience might be able to destroy the boy's demonic protectors, but can she bring herself to murder a child who could ultimately prove to be innocent?

MAGDALENA #1 COMICONN VARIANT COVER
story RON MARZ
art NELSON BLAKE II
cover ERIC BATTLE
32 PAGES / FC / CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE
Get this limited edition convention variant cover by Eric Battle (Tales of the Unexpected), previously available exclusively at ComiCONN. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

WITCHBLADE #140
story RON MARZ
art STJEPAN SEJIC
cover STJEPAN SEJIC, TBD
JULY 14
32 PAGES / FC / ON-GOING SERIES
Tiamat, Part 1 of 4!
The Witchblade's power dates back to the beginning of time. But there have been other powers through the centuries, and some of them have merely slumbered, awaiting an awakening. Now an ancient goddess arises in New York City, and only Witchblade bearer Sara Pezzini stands against her. As the pieces move into place for Artifacts, is Sara ready to face a foe that was old when the world was young?

DARKNESS #84 C2E2 LANCE BRIGGS VARIANT COVER
story PHIL HESTER
art WHILCE PORTACIO
cover LANCE BRIGGS
32 PAGES / FC / CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE
Get this limited edition photo convention variant cover featuring Lance Briggs of the Chicago Bears, previously available exclusively at C2E2. Briggs shows off his love of The Darkness by wearing an Iron Fist The Darkness t-shirt. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

VELOCITY #3
story RON MARZ
art KENNETH ROCAFORT
cover KENNETH ROCAFORT
JULY 28
32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES
The Pilot Season Winner is Back!
Like fast women? Boy, do we have a girl for you. The clock is literally ticking on the life of Carin Taylor, the hero known as Velocity. The fastest girl in the world must race around the globe in an attempt to save her Cyberforce teammates. If Carin can't beat the clock, she and her friends will succumb to a techno-virus and give Cyberforce's greatest foe his greatest victory. The issue continues the creative collaboration of writer Ron Marz (Witchblade, Angelus) and artist Kenneth Rocafort (Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer).

VELOCITY #1 SIGNED EDITION
story RON MARZ
art KENNETH ROCAFORT
cover KENNETH ROCAFORT
32 PAGES / FC / SIGNED EDITION
Get this limited edition issue signed by co-creator Marc Silvestri and writer Ron Marz. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

MIDNIGHT NATION TRADE PAPERBACK
story J. MICHAEL STACZYNSKI
art GARY FRANK
cover GARY FRANK
JULY 28
304 PAGES / FC / TRADE PAPERBACK
$24.99
New Printing of Perennial Classic!
Midnight Nation is a thought-provoking story with religious overtones about a police officer in limbo who goes on a cross-country search for his soul but encounters some mighty obstacles along the way. When it first came out in 2000, J. Michael Straczynski's (Superman, Wonder Woman) provocative storytelling and the fantastic art of Gary Frank (Superman: Secret Origin, Supreme Power) captivated readers with its mix of action, horror and drama built around a message of hope, loyalty and sacrifice.

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