Image Comics Solicitations for October, 2010

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THE WALKING DEAD BOOK SIX HC
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
OCTOBER 13
304 PAGES / BW
$34.99
JUST IN TIME FOR THE ALL-NEW TELEVISION SERIES ON AMC!
This hardcover features another 12 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues, all in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers and anyone interested in reading a zombie movie on paper that never ends.
Collects THE WALKING DEAD #61-72.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WALKING DEAD: THE COVERS, VOL. 1 HC
commentary ROBERT KIRKMAN
art TONY MOORE, CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
OCTOBER 6
120 PAGES / FC
$24.99
JUST IN TIME FOR THE ALL-NEW TELEVISION SERIES ON AMC!
Image Comics presents a full-color hardback collection of the first 50 covers of THE WALKING DEAD, as well as covers for the various collected editions of the series, with added sketch material and commentary.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WALKING DEAD “HEAD STAB” T-SHIRT
art CHARLIE ADLARD
OCTOBER 6
S-XL $24.99
XXL $27.99
Just in time for the TV series premiere on AMC—an all-new t-shirt featuring ROBERT KIRKMAN'S THE WALKING DEAD! Featuring artwork by CHARLIE ADLARD, it's the best way to show your love for the undead!

THE WALKING DEAD “I HEART” T-SHIRT
art CHARLIE ADLARD
OCTOBER 6
S-XL $24.99
XXL $27.99
Just in time for the TV series premiere on AMC—an all-new t-shirt featuring ROBERT KIRKMAN'S THE WALKING DEAD! Featuring artwork by CHARLIE ADLARD, it's the best way to show your love for the undead!

ELEPHANTMEN: WAR TOYS ONE-SHOT
story & cover MARIAN CHURCHLAND
art MARIAN CHURCHLAND & MORITAT
OCTOBER 20
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
"AGATHE"
Artist MARIAN CHURCHLAND returns to the series that made her a star! Yvette is alive, and as she recovers in a small village in Norway, the family that nurses her starts to wonder whether or not they have made the right decision...

HACK/SLASH ANNUAL 2010: MURDER MESSIAH
story TIM SEELEY
art JETHRO MORALES
cover A TIM SEELEY & MARK ENGLERT
cover B CHRISSIE ZULLO
OCTOBER 13
48 PAGES / FC
$5.99
“MURDER MESSIAH”
The story that links the DDP series to the new Image Comics ongoing is here! Cassie's biggest "fan"—a serial killer—is on a spree, cleaning up her loose ends. That means no foe or friend is safe. Meanwhile, 14 years in the future, in an America ruled by the Black Lamp Society, street-witch Liberty Lochs is on a desperate quest to find Six Sixx's guitar...
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LIBERTY COMICS 2010
story BRIAN AZZARELLO, ANINA BENNETT, EVAN DORKIN, GARTH ENNIS, THOMAS JEFFERSON, GEOFF JOHNS, ROB LIEFELD, BEN McCOOL, LARRY MARDER, FRANK MILLER, GABRIEL BÁ & FÁBIO MOON, SCOTT MORSE, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, DARICK ROBERTSON, GAIL SIMONE, DON SIMPSON
art AMANDA CONNER, COLLEEN DORAN, EVAN DORKIN, DAVE GIBBONS, PAUL GUINAN, AMANDA GOULD, SCOTT KOLINS, ROB LIEFELD, LARRY MARDER, FRANK MILLER, TERRY MOORE, GABRIEL BÁ & FÁBIO MOON, SCOTT MORSE, PAUL POPE, DARICK ROBERTSON, DON SIMPSON, JEFF SMITH, ROB STEEN, JILL THOMPSON, BILLY TUCCI, SKOTTIE YOUNG
cover A JIM LEE
cover B DARICK ROBERTSON
incentive cover JIM LEE
editor LARRY MARDER
OCTOBER 6
48 PAGES / FC
$4.99
A COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND BENEFIT BOOK!
LIBERTY COMICS is the annual ensemble of comic book greats who have donated their time and energy to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
CBLDF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance and education in furtherance of these goals.
The roster for LIBERTY COMICS 2010 includes contributions such as: A new The Boys story by GARTH ENNIS & ROB STEEN, the first new Megaton Man adventure by DON SIMPSON in over a decade, an all-new Milk & Cheese story by EVAN DORKIN, a preview of The Contrarian by SCOTT MORSE, a new Conan tale by DARICK ROBERTSON, Boilerplate by ANINA BENNETT & PAUL GUINAN and "Why We Fight!" by editor LARRY MARDER.
Plus: all-new short stories by GEOFF JOHNS & SCOTT KOLINS, FRANK MILLER, GABRIEL BÁ & FÁBIO MOON, PAUL POPE, JEFF SMITH, TERRY MOORE, DAVE GIBBONS, BRIAN AZZARELLO & JILL THOMPSON, ROB LIEFELD, COLLEEN DORAN and SKOTTIE YOUNG.
All proceeds from LIBERTY COMICS will benefit the First Amendment legal work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!
RETAILER NOTE:
This issue ships with three covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Cover retailers may order one copy of the JIM LEE Sketch Variant Cover. See order form for further details.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

IMAGE FIRSTS
Image Comics is re-presenting 10 first issues as an introduction to some of our most acclaimed titles, with each debut acting as the perfect primer to its corresponding ongoing series and collected editions!

IMAGE FIRSTS: HAUNT #1
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art GREG CAPULLO, RYAN OTTLEY & TODD McFARLANE
cover TODD McFARLANE
OCTOBER 6
32 PAGES / FC
$1.00

IMAGE FIRSTS: MADMAN #1
story MIKE ALLRED
art & cover MIKE ALLRED
OCTOBER 13
32 PAGES / FC
$1.00

IMAGE FIRSTS: GØDLAND #1
story JOE CASEY
art/cover TOM SCIOLI
OCTOBER 20
32 PAGES / FC
$1.00

IMAGE FIRSTS: HACK/SLASH #1
story TIM SEELEY
art & cover TIM SEELEY
OCTOBER 27
32 PAGES / FC
$1.00

IMAGE FIRSTS: DEAD @ 17 #1
story JOSH HOWARD
art & cover JOSH HOWARD
OCTOBER 27
32 PAGES / FC
$1.00

EMITOWN TP
story & art EMI LENOX
cover EMI LENOX
OCTOBER 27
400 PAGES / 2C
$19.99
From the whimsical to the tragic, EMI LENOX brings you into her world with superb cartooning, a brilliant cast of characters, and an innocent perspective often left on the cutting room floor of other diary comics. With a broad range of styles, everyday is an adventure from the morning breakfast burrito to metaphoric tales of superheroes and battlefields of love. Emi proves that life is never dull in her first annual collection of EmiTown!
Based out of her hometown, Portland, Oregon, Emi has spent the last year doodling everyday in her diary sketchbook and taking on internships within the comics community. Having been raised on manga (via her Japanese mother) she has dreamed about becoming a cartoonist at a young age. In her early twenties the works of Jeff Smith, Adrian Tomine, and Craig Thompson entered her life and super inspiration struck! This is Emi’s first published work.
Introduction by JAMIE S. RICH.
"EmiTown is the rare and charming comic that doesn't resort to nudity and misanthropy for its entertainment. It's just adorable" - David Hahn (Bite Club, Fables)
"Emi can draw like nobody's business. Her style is fabulous!" - Jamie S. Rich (You Have Killed Me, Spell Checkers)
"Some of the nicest cartooning I've discovered in a long time" - Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Essex County)
"Emi Lenox misrepresented herself to me as someone who doesn't draw, when in fact she does. Really well too. Good narcissism!" - Jeff Parker (Underground, Agents of Atlas, X-Men: First Class)

THE SAGA OF REX TP
art & story MICHEL GAGNE
cover MICHEL GAGNE
OCTOBER 13
200 PAGES / FC
$17.99
The adorable little fox named Rex is plucked from his home world by a mysterious spaceship and transported to the arcane world of Edernia, where he meets Aven, an enigmatic biomorph with a flying saucer. Follow Rex on his epic journey as he travels through outer-worldly landscapes, faces strange perils, and makes surprising encounters. A story that is in turn adventurous, heroic, tragic, romantic and wonderfully surprising, THE SAGA OF REX perfectly captures a vision of whimsy and wonder that will delight young and old.
MICHEL GAGNE’S lush and colorful illustrations, combined with cinematic storytelling, have earned THE SAGA OF REX a worldwide following. For the first time, the complete and unabridged tale originally serialized over a period of seven years in the award-winning anthology FLIGHT is now available in all its glory.
GAGNE’S work on THE SAGA OF REX was nominated twice for the Joe Shuster Award in the best writer/artist category.

MAGE, VOL. 1: THE HERO DISCOVERED HC (NEW PRINTING)
art & story MATT WAGNER
cover MATT WAGNER
OCTOBER 6
424 PAGES / FC
$39.99
BACK IN PRINT!
Kevin Matchstick was a lonely, disaffected everyman until events beyond his control conspired to prod him into becoming the hero he never wanted to be. Accompanied by a mysterious wizard and a crew of loyal friends, the reluctant hero must discover the courage to accept his true power and defeat the dark forces that threaten reality itself. Featuring a painted cover by MATT WAGNER, this handsome hardcover edition is a must-have, not only for long-time fans of this classic tale, but for anyone who has thrilled to WAGNER’s award-winning work on Grendel, Madame Xanadu and Sandman Mystery Theater.
Collects MAGE: THE HERO DISCOVERED #1-15

BLACK HARVEST TP
story JOSH HOWARD
art & cover JOSH HOWARD
OCTOBER 6
144 PAGES / FC
$15.99
After mysteriously vanishing three years ago, 19-year-old Zaya Vahn returns to her hometown of Jericho under suspicious circumstances. With the help of paranormal researcher Daniel Webster, Zaya confronts a conspiracy dating back more than a century.
Featuring new and enhanced artwork and an all-new extended ending.
Collects BLACK HARVEST #1-6
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

DARK IVORY TP
story & art JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER & EVA HOPKINS
cover JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
OCTOBER 20
128 PAGES / FC
$14.99 / LTD ED HC $34.99
Ivory is a frustrated goth girl who escapes from her everyday world by sneaking out to dance at night. Her best friend Samson is always there to help her keep her feet on the ground. As Ivory’s club world fills with attractive, vampiric strangers, she thinks it would be so cool to be like them—until it happens. Be careful what you wish for...
Also features a bonus Dark Ivory sketchbook section! Limited edition hardcover includes an exclusive signed tip-in sheet!
Collects DARK IVORY #1-4

FORGETLESS TP
story NICK SPENCER
art W. SCOTT FORBES, MARLEY ZARCONE & JORGE COELHO
Cover W. SCOTT FORBES
OCTOBER 6
128 pgs/FC
$14.99
Forgetless is the biggest party in New York, but now it's ending. On the final guest list: Sara and Sonia, struggling models turned professional killers; Derrick, a failed t-shirt maker and hypnotist's assistant turned YouTube porn impresario; and a sex-addicted koala (don't ask). Once their twisted paths cross, it'll be a miracle if any of them live to see last call!
Collects FORGETLESS #1-5
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COLLECTING THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CLUB CAPER UNDER THE RADAR CALLS "A NICE SURPRISE!" AND IFANBOY SAYS IS "A TESTAMENT TO THE POTENTIAL FOR EXCELLENT STORIES THAT CAN BE TOLD IN COMICS!"

HAUNT, VOL. 2 TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover GREG CAPULLO & TODD McFARLANE
OCTOBER 27
160 PAGES / FC
$16.99
The top selling monthly title brings its second knockout story arc to trade paperback format. Due to his unique ability to bond with his brother Kurt’s ghost, priest Daniel Kilgore joins forces with an undercover agency and tries to get used to his new life of murder and espionage. Features original HAUNT layout artist and master storyteller GREG CAPULLO stepping up to full-time penciling duties. Also contains the stand-alone issue HAUNT #6, retelling the first explosive story-arc from Mirage's perspective.
Collects HAUNT #6-12

NIGHTMARE WORLD, VOL. 2: LEAVE THE LIGHT ON
story DIRK MANNING
art VARIOUS
cover KRISTEN PERRY
OCTOBER 6
128 PAGES / FC
$14.99
Thirteen new tales of terror peer into the lives of those affected by Lucifer’s diabolical scheme to kick-start the Armageddon! Stories feature characters as diverse as a conniving rock star wannabe, an abused teenager, a pair of star-crossed Mafioso lovers and the world's last ultra-hero, the last of whom must choose between staying with the love of his life while the world goes to Hell (literally) and fighting the Great Cthulhu in a desperate (and most likely futile) attempt to save the world.
“HORROR AND HUMOR FEATURING SARDONIC WIT AND DAZZLING ART.” – AIN’T IT COOL NEWS
“POSSIBLY THE BEST MODERN HORROR ANTHOLOGY ON THE PLANET.” – NEWSARAMA

OUTLAW TERRITORY, VOL. 2 OGN
story & art RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, PAUL AZACETA, MARC BERNARDIN, WERTHER DELL’EDERA, JOSHUA DYSART, TOM FOWLER, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, ADAM FREEMAN, STUART IMMONEN, ROBERT KIRKMAN, ANDY KUHN, JEFF LEMIRE, JOSHUA ORTEGA, GREG PAK, SEAN PHILLIPS, DUSTIN WEAVER, LEN WEIN, JOHN WHALEN, MICHAEL WOODS and MORE!
cover NIC KLEIN
editor MICHAEL WOODS
OCTOBER 6
240 PAGES
$19.99
THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WESTERN ANTHOLOGY RETURNS WITH AN EVEN BIGGER LINE-UP THAN BEFORE!
OUTLAW TERRITORY continues to bring together some of the best and brightest creators in comics as they weave their own brand of tales about the old west. From more somber to action-packed to gut-wrenching character plays, this book has a little something for everybody.
COME BACK WITH US AS WE EXPLORE MORE OF THE DARK AND GRITTY HISTORY OF AMERICA WE CALL THE WILD WEST.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

PAX ROMANA TP (NEW PRINTING)
story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art & cover JONATHAN HICKMAN
OCTOBER 13
144 PAGES / FC
$14.99
In 2045, as Islam has overrun Europe and the West openly shuns monotheism, the Vatican funded, CERN Laboratories “discover” that time travel is possible. The Pope orders the creation of a private army to travel back in time to 303AD – the reign of the first Christian Emperor, Constantine. PAX ROMANA is the tale of 5000 men sent on an impossible mission to change the past and save the future.
At the end of the world, will they succeed… or will they fail?
Collects PAX ROMANA #1-4

RED MASS FOR MARS TP
story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art & cover RYAN BODENHEIM
OCTOBER 13
144 PAGES / FC
$14.99
Eternal hero, MARS, returns from exile as the Earth faces destruction at the hands of an invading army. It's the end of the world and only he can save us... does he want to?
Collects RED MASS FOR MARS #1-4

SAM & TWITCH: THE WRITER TP
story LUCA BLENGINO
art LUCA ERBETTA, FABIO BONO & FILIPPO RIZZU
cover LUCA ERBETTA
OCTOBER 6
112 PAGES / FC
$9.99
In the dead of winter, during a nasty snowstorm, a routine homicide investigation takes a literary twist. A suspected drug dealer is found dead, naked and with what seems to be part of a larger story written all over his body. This is the beginning of the serial killing spree dubbed by the press as the “The Writer.” Detectives Sam Burke and Twitch Williams, helped by graphologist Charlotte Garland, have to discover the truth and end the literary nightmare that has descended, like the snow, upon the city.
Includes a special foreword by series writer LUCA BLENGINO and artist LUCA ERBETTA. Also includes behind-the-scenes sketches, page variations, unused art and more!
Collects SAM & TWITCH: THE WRITER #1-4

SAVAGE DRAGON: DRAGON WAR TP
Story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN
OCTOBER 20
128 PAGES / FC
$16.99
Witness Savage Dragon's transition from menace to threat! This volume collects Savage Dragon's battle with Overlord's Dragon army for supremacy, a confrontation with Brawn, a skirmish with the Golden Age Daredevil, and a shocking slug out with Detroit's Deadly Duo! It's the beginning of a bold new era for Savage Dragon—one in which the hero becomes the villain and the whole series is turned on its ear!
Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #157-162

SKY PIRATES OF NEO TERRA TP
story JOSH WAGNER
art & cover CAMILLA D'ERRICO
OCTOBER 20
128 PAGES / FC
$17.99
In Neo Terra, a world that blends forgotten technology with natural magic, reckless young glide-wing pilot Billy Boom Boom must outwit the Pirate King to stop him from ushering in a new Dark Age. Camilla d’Errico pencils this high adventure mini-series about loyalty, friendship, and what it means to be a true hero.
Collects SKY PIRATES OF NEO TERRA #1-5

SPAWN ORIGINS BOOK TWO HC
story TODD McFARLANE, GRANT MORRISON, TOM ORZECHOWSKI & ANDREW GROSSBERG
art TODD McFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO, MARC SILVESTRI
cover GREG CAPULLO
OCTOBER 13
328 PAGES / FC
$29.99
CLASSIC SPAWN REPRINTED IN OVERSIZED HARDCOVER—BOOK 2!
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.
The SPAWN: ORIGINS BOOK TWO HC includes classic Spawn stories written by TODD McFARLANE, as well as industry giants GRANT MORRISON, TOM ORZECHOWSKI and ANDREW GROSSBERG. Revisit epic battles that featured old foes and introduced many new characters, such as the Violator, Redeemer and Overtkill, into the Spawn universe.
Extra features include color and b/w cover gallery and behind-the-scenes art.
All this and more printed in an oversized hardcover format that compliments SPAWN: ORIGINS BOOK ONE HC and the growing family of SPAWN: ORIGINS collections.
Collects SPAWN #13-25

THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN #5 (of 6)
story DAVID HINE & SHAKY KANE
art & cover SHAKY KANE
OCTOBER 13
32 PAGES/FC
$3.99
Voids Contractor, Steve Norman, finds himself the victim of a terrible scientific experiment. In “Evolution Minus!” read the incredible story of an ape with a human brain!*
(*Retailers please note: Contents may vary.)
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

DYNAMO 5: SINS OF THE FATHER #5 (of 5)
story JAY FAERBER
art JULIO BRILHA
cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY
incentive cover PAUL RENAUD
OCT 27
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99
MINISERIES CONCLUSION!
Sins of the Father concludes as one member of Dynamo 5 goes to drastic measures to defeat the alien invaders, which will have lasting consequences for the entire team.
Plus, our exclusive NOTORIOUS back-up series concludes as Notorious faces his moment of truth.

GUARDING THE GLOBE #3
story ROBERT KIRKMAN & BENITO CERENO
art & cover RANSOM GETTY & FCO PLASCENCIA
OCTOBER 27
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
As the Viltrumite War rages on within the pages of INVINCIBLE, the Guardians of the Globe are the last line of defense on Earth. New York is under siege, and the Guardians are called in. El Chupacabra is brought along on his first mission, but he’s hiding a dark secret that could tear the team apart! Featuring a special guest-appearance by The Astounding Wolf-Man!

HAUNT #13
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art GREG CAPULLO & TODD MCFARLANE
cover by GREG CAPULLO
OCTOBER 27
24 PAGES / FC
$1.99
ALL-NEW STORY ARC BEGINS HERE!
As the next chapter in HAUNT begins, Kurt Kilgore’s continued presence in the realm of the living has been detected. Rules have been broken, the natural order of things must be restored. It’s coming for Kurt—this could be the end of Haunt. Who or what is THE APPARITION?

INVINCIBLE #78
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA
OCTOBER 20
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
THE VILTRUMITE WAR CONTINUES!
The dust is settling, the war is over... but nothing will ever be the same. Mark and Eve, Nolan and Debbie are reunited, but the Viltrumites have... well... you’ll just have to read the book to find out.

LADY ROBOTIKA #4
story JANE WIEDLIN & BILL MORRISON
art JEFFREY MOY & BILL MORRISON
cover BILL MORRISON
OCTOBER 27
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
It’s a busy issue for our Miss Wiedlin! She wraps up her epic battle with E’death, escapes from prison with the help of her mysterious ally T’antra, and bids a tearful farewell to her nanobotic mentor Doctor Kneph. But in the end, she is once and for all, Lady Robotika!

META 4 #5 (of 5)
story & art ED MCKEEVER
cover TED MCKEEVER & DANA MORESHEAD
OCTOBER 13
32 PAGES / BW
$3.50
In the series finale, Gasolina and the amnesiac astronaut Bzoma travel to the original atomic bomb test site. Their search for answers uncovers what appears to be a male body in the desert. Nothing out of the ordinary, unless you consider the fact that the rotting carcass is over a mile long!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

MORNING GLORIES #3
story NICK SPENCER
art JOE EISMA
cover RODIN ESQUEJO
OCTOBER 20
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
While the rest of the Glories prepare for their first day of classes, Jade finds herself trapped in the Nurse's office and about to undergo a ghastly procedure. But when she attempts to make her escape, she stumbles across the deadliest secret yet found within the hallowed halls of Morning Glory Academy!
Continuing the most hotly anticipated new series of the year! It's Runaways meets Lost from the writer of FORGETLESS, SHUDDERTOWN, and EXISTENCE 2.0!

MURDERLAND #3
story STEPHEN SCOTT
art & cover DAVID HAHN, GUILLEM MARI & JOSE VILLARRUBIA
OCTOBER 6
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
“SET THE METHOD DOWN,” Part Three
The Arabber picks up a gun to settle an old score only to wind up with prostitute on his face. Meanwhile, federal agents match wits with his grandmother. A backup short answers the question: “Why is it harder to protect a store than to rob it?” And psychotic roller girls!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

NANCY IN HELL #3 (of 4)
story EL TORRES
art MALAKA STUDIO, ANTONIO VAZQUEZ & FRAN GAMBOA
cover JUAN JOSE RYP & FRAN GAMBOA
OCTOBER 6
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
The forces of Hell itself rally against Nancy and the feeble-spirited Lucifer! Nancy's former friends, now hell-driven, and the monstrous City of Dis stand in the way of their escape from the depths of the underworld... Dis, a city built on despair and shattered memories, ruled by the powerful Furies, Queens of Pain. And they're waiting for the runaways!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

NEXT GEN WARZ #2 (of 2)
story RYAN KINNAIRD
art & cover RYAN KINNAIRD
OCTOBER 20
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99
"THE BATTLE OF GIGA PROPORTIONS CONTINUES"
Writer/artist RYAN KINNAIRD (X-Men: Phoenix – Legacy of Fire, PSM) continues his titillating and comedic video game tale. Who will be the Next Gen Warz champion? Why are there so many WWII first person shooters? All answers will be revealed in the greatest conclusion to the most insignificant battle ever!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ORC STAIN #8
story JAMES STOKOE
art & cover JAMES STOKOE & BRANDON GRAHAM
OCTOBER 27
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
“THE ROAD TO REKANDA TOR,” Part Two
Rogue orc One-Eye and his companions continue on to the mountain fortress of Rekanda Tor. Special guest cover by Brandon Graham!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

SAVAGE DRAGON #165
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN
OCTOBER 6
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
"EMPEROR DRAGON," Part Three
When Savage Dragon turns bad, it's up to America's Fighting Force to put him in his place! Enter: SuperPatriot and the new Special Operations Strikeforce! While Malcolm and Angel cope with being the children of the World's Most Wanted man, their fiendish father does what he does best: killing everything in his path! All this and Flying Colors' own Captain Four-Color! The countdown to the end of the world continues!
Featuring a TWISTED SAVAGE DRAGON FUNNIES backup story starring Vicious Circle Therapy Group by Chris Sinderson!

SHUDDERTOWN #5
story NICK SPENCER
art & cover ADAM GEEN
OCTOBER 27
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
Isaac has come face-to-face with the terrifying truth behind the Shuddertown ghost killings, but the shocking reveal only leads to more questions as the weary detective wrestles with some ghosts of his own. Meanwhile, a struggling journalist looks for answers in the unlikeliest of places.
The beginning of a bold new arc for the series Comic Book Resources gives "4.5 out of 5 stars" and the Onion AV Club calls, "A winner!"

SKULLKICKERS #2
story JIM ZUBKAVICH
art EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS
cover CHRIS STEVENS & SAEJIN OH
OCTOBER 20
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
"ONE THOUSAND OPAS AND A DEAD BODY," Part Two
The Skullkickers are on the hunt for a famous corpse, and the twisted trail they follow is littered with troubles aplenty—grave diggers, patchwork zombies, horse thieves and dark magic. Trust us, skulls will be kicked. If you like D&D or Hellboy, SKULLKICKERS is waiting for you.

SPAWN #208
story WILL CARLTON
art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE
cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI
OCTOBER 27
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
Finally, Jim comes face-to-face with someone from his past—an important family member. However, with the revelation comes a deadly surprise.

SWEETS #4 (of 5)
story KODY CHAMBERLAIN
art & cover KODY CHAMBERLAIN
OCTOBER 20
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
A strange series of events in the spree killer case drives a wedge between Detective Curt Delatte and the only thing he's ever been good at—his job.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WALKING DEAD #78
ROBERT KIRKMAN
CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
OCTOBER 13
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99
Despite all the turmoil around them, they find each other.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WEIRD WORLD OF JACK STAFF #7
story PAUL GRIST
art & cover PAUL GRIST
OCTOBER 27
32 PAGES/FC
$3.50
In the '60s and '70s, he was the king of the criminal elite. The one villain who Jack Staff could never catch. Now he's retired. Sort of. His name is Alfred Chinard, and this one's all about him.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK? #6
story ROB ZOMBIE
art & cover DONNY HADIWIDJAJA & VAL STAPLES
OCTOBER 27
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99
It all begins to unravel as Leon discovers his plans aren't as well planned as he thought.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

PILOT SEASON: CROSSHAIR #1
story JEFF KATZ
art ALLAN JEFFERSON
cover MARC SILVESTRI
OCTOBER 6
32 PAGES / FC / PILOT ISSUE
$3.99
Pilot Season Begins Anew as a 6 Week Event in 2010!
After settling into the life of loving husband and devoted father in the suburbs, a former assassin for the CIA learns he’s been brainwashed to kill the President of the United States. To his horror, Justin Weller has discovered that in less than 48 hours something or someone will trigger his suppressed program and send him into deadly and irreversible action. Weller must discover his triggering mechanism and uncover who is behind the conspiracy that will pitch the world into chaos.
Created and co-written by Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri (X-Men/Dark Avengers: Utopia) and co-writer Jeff Katz (Booster Gold) with art by Allan Jefferson (War Machine), Crosshair introduces a new kind of action comic.

PILOT SEASON: THE ASSET #1
story FILIP SABLIK
art DAVID MARQUEZ
cover JENNY FRISON
OCTOBER 13
32 PAGES / FC / PILOT ISSUE
$3.99
Pilot Season Begins Anew as a 6 Week Event in 2010!
Finding that someone special in the modern age isn’t easy; but online dating sites promise matches based on multi-faceted personality profiles. So what happens when you meet the woman of your dreams but she turns out to be more than what she seems? Madeline would be the perfect girlfriend if it wasn’t for the fact that she’s trying to get Doug killed.
Created and written by Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik (Black Diamond) and debuting up-and-coming artist David Marquez (Syndrome) along with a cover by Jenny Frison (Angel), The Asset redefines the femme fatale for the digital age.

PILOT SEASON: 7 DAYS FROM HELL #1
story BRYAN EDWARD HILL & ROB LEVIN
art & cover BRIAN STELFREEZE
OCTOBER 20
32 PAGES / FC / PILOT ISSUE
$3.99
Pilot Season Begins Anew as a 6 Week Event in 2010!
Ex-pat turned mercenary John Bishop is mortally wounded, but spared from Hell by a renegade demon seeking redemption. The price of John’s salvation? He’s reborn as the demon’s personal assassin and charged with ridding humanity of our worst criminals, sadists, and murderers...with a seven-day deadline for each kill.
Redemption can take a lifetime. John Bishop only has 7 days.
Created and co-written by the team behind Broken Trinity: Pandora's Box, Bryan Edward Hill and Rob Levin, with jaw dropping art from industry legend Brian Stelfreeze (Wednesday Comics).

PILOT SEASON: MIDWAY EARTH #1
story MARC SILVESTRI & DAVID WOHL
art STJEPAN SEJIC
cover MARC SILVESTRI & STJEPAN SEJIC
OCTOBER 27
32 PAGES / FC / PILOT ISSUE
$3.99
Pilot Season Begins Anew as a 6 Week Event in 2010!
Our home planet is the strategic prize in a brutal war between two alien races. As the crucial midway point between them, the one that wins our world will win a conflict that has raged for thousands of years.
The earth is burning and the fate of mankind rests in the hands of a shattered man and a mysterious girl from a distant galaxy. Haunted by the loss of a choice made, Michael Clark tries to save a world caught in the crossfire of an intergalactic war. An entire race will depend on a single decision he must make – a decision that will see him sacrifice everything he holds dear and forever change the world we know.
Created and co-written by Marc Silvestri (X-Men/Dark Avengers: Utopia) and David Wohl (Executive Assistant Iris) with art by Stjepan Sejic (Witchblade), Midway Earth re-imagines the alien invasion story in a way never seen before.

ARTIFACTS #4
story RON MARZ
art MICHAEL BROUSSARD
cover MICHAEL BROUSSARD, JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
OCTOBER 20
32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES
$3.99
The first chapter of Top Cow’s biggest event concludes!
Artifact bearers from around the globe including Sara Pezzini, bearer of the Witchblade; Jackie Estacado, bearer of The Darkness; Dani Baptiste, bearer of The Angelus; the Magdalena, bearer of the Spear of Destiny; Tom Judge, bearer of the Rapture; and many others have found themselves pulled into an ancient struggle ignited by the kidnapping of Hope Pezzini. And now, the architect of this fateful orchestration is revealed!
From Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz (Witchblade, Angelus) and Top Cow superstar artist Michael Broussard (The Darkness) comes an event series that will literally shake the Top Cow Universe to its foundation. Featuring a gorgeous cover by series artist Michael Broussard as well as a variant cover featuring Tom Judge by John Tyler Christopher (Witchblade).
Each issue will also feature a Top Cow Origin backup written by Marz and drawn by a superstar artist.

THE DARKNESS: FOUR HORSEMEN #3
story DAVID HINE
art & cover JEFF WAMESTER
OCTOBER 13
32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES
$3.99
The Darkest Tale of The Darkness Yet!
For the first time in many, many years, Jackie Estacado, bearer of The Darkness, finds himself fearing for his life. The Demon Riders have taken over Ginsberg and aim to destroy Estacado. Meanwhile, two mysterious beings close in on the town and the countdown to extinction begins!
From David Hine (Batman: Arkham Asylum) and up-and-coming artist Jeff Wamester (RAZE).

WITCHBLADE #142
story RON MARZ
art & cover STJEPAN SEJIC
OCTOBER 6
32 PAGES / FC / ONGOING SERIES
$2.99
Tiamat, Part 3 of 4!
Still reeling from the events of Artifacts, Sara succumbs to the mythic power of the Babylonian God-Queen Tiamat. With the Balance out of the way, will Tiamat remake New York in her image?

VELOCITY #1
SUPERCON ROCAFORT SKETCH VARIANT COVER
story RON MARZ
art & cover KENNETH ROCAFORT
32 PAGES / FC / CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE
$10.00
Get this sketch convention variant cover by series artist Kenneth Rocafort, previously available exclusively at Florida Supercon. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

TOP COW FIRST LOOK VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK
story CHRISTOS GAGE, MARC BERNARDIN, ADAM FREEMAN, JASON RUBIN, B. CLAY MORE, JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV, JOHN MAHONEY & FILIP SABLIK
art JORGE LUCAS, AFUA RICHARDSON, TYLER KIRKHAM, NELSON BLAKE II & THOMAS NACHLIK
cover TOP COW’S FINEST
OCTOBER 6
160 PAGES / FC / TRADE PAPERBACK
$4.99
Six New #1 Issues for only Five Bucks!
In an unparalleled publishing initiative, Top Cow proudly presents a collection of six never-before-seen first issues of upcoming series bound in a single collection. Sunset by Christos Gage (Avengers Academy) and Jorge Lucas (The Darkness) tells the tale of an old Vegas enforcer on a quest for revenge in his twilight years. The Pilot Season 2008 winning team of Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman (The Authority) and Afua Richardson (Cyblade) returns with Genius—a story of a young African-American military genius taking over LA’s gangs. Jason Rubin (The Iron Saint) and Tyler Kirkham (Green Lantern Corps) unveil the supernatural murder-mystery Mysterious Ways. B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and Nelson Blake II (Magdalena) take you deep into space horror with Black Vault. And reintroducing Top Cow’s Minotaur imprint come two dark series: Joshua Hale Fialkov & Rahsan Ekedal’s (The Cleaners) generational serial killer Echoes, and Last Mortal, a supernatural noir adventure from Filip Sablik, John Mahoney, and Thomas Nachlik.

REST VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK
story MARK POWERS
art SHAWN MCMANUS, MARCO CASTIELLO
cover PHIL JIMENEZ
OCTOBER 27
144 PAGES / FC / TRADE PAPERBACK
$14.99
The Rest Story Completed!
The long awaited collection produced by Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia and DiVide Pictures with story by Mike O’Sullivan arrives! John Barrett is a man going nowhere. In his late 20's, he's stuck in a dead-end job with no friends and no future. When his best friend from college mysteriously resurfaces with news of a new wonder drug that replaces sleep, John falls into a conspiracy that threatens to change the course of human history! Written by Mark Powers (GI Joe), art by Shawn McManus (Sandman) and Marco Castiello (Witchblade) and covers by the industry's hottest talents including Tim Sale (Heroes), Phil Jimenez (Amazing Spider-man) and others.
This volume collects Rest #1-5 along with a cover gallery, behind-the-scenes commentary and sketches, and much more!

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