Image Comics Solicitations for November, 2010

Tue, August 24th, 2010 at 7:58am PDT

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CBR News Team, Editor

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THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 13: TOO FAR GONE TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
NOVEMBER 24
136 PAGES / BW
$14.99
Life in the community is as near as Rick and his group can ever hope to come to returning to normal life. So why is Rick so on edge? Will his behavior spell doom for everyone else? Will they let it get that far? Collects THE WALKING DEAD #73-78
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

UTOPIAN #1
story MARC GUGGENHEIM & TARA BUTTERS
art & cover RYAN BODENHEIM & MARK ENGLERT
NOVEMBER 10
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE NEVER-ENDING BATTLE FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE ENDS?
From Collider Entertainment comes the next quantum leap forward in superheroes: UTOPIAN. The groundbreaking new series dares to ask: What happens when the superheroes win? What happens once there is no crime, no war? The heroes of UTOPIAN achieve their final victory only to face their greatest challenge ever. An all-star collaboration courtesy of TARA BUTTERS (TV's Reaper), MARC GUGGENHEIM (Amazing Spider-Man, Resurrection), RYAN BODENHEIM (RED MASS FOR MARS), and ALISA TAGER (Serenity).

YESTERDAY'S TOMORROWS TP
story GRANT MORRISON, RAYMOND CHANDLER & TOM DeHAVEN with JOHN FREEMAN & CHRIS REYNOLDS
art & cover RIAN HUGHES 
NOVEMBER 3
264 PAGES / FC
$24.99
AN ECLECTIC AND STYLISH COLLECTION OF COMICS
FROM RIAN HUGHES, RENOWNED ILLUSTRATOR AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER.
Features infamous and hard-to-find collaborations with Eisner Award winner GRANT MORRISON: Dan Dare, a post-modern classic that sets the aging and retired iconic British character Dare against a modern British landscape he no longer understands; and Really and Truly, a high-octane psychedelic road-trip torn from the pages of cult comic 2000AD.
Hughes’ clean graphic style comes to the fore in duotone for The Science Service, written by JOHN FREEMAN, while Hughes explores an evocative noir palette replete with dramatic angular lighting for RAYMOND CHANDLER’s Goldfish, adapted by It’s Superman author TOM DeHAVEN.
In addition to sketchbook pages, merchandise and rare strips—many never seen before or out of print for over a decade—the book features an introduction by comics guru PAUL GRAVETT, who published Hughes’ very first strips in his seminal independent comics magazine Escape.
Features:
GRANT MORRISON - DAN DARE
GRANT MORRISON - REALLY AND TRULY
TOM DeHAVEN - RAYMOND CHANDLER’S GOLDFISH
JOHN FREEMAN - THE SCIENCE SERVICE
CHRIS REYNOLDS - THE LIGHTED CITIES
“Dare is a work of simple and elegant beauty”
Time Out
“One of the most successful and prolific British illustrator-designers of the past twenty years”
—Roger Sabin, Eye Magazine
“It’s definitely not the Dan Dare of old. Morrison completely deconstructs the character, using him as an iconic figure of a better past… Dan Dare the brand still says patriotism, individual strength and the dream of a glittering modernist future…”
—Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet International
“Hughes has been credited with doing more than anyone else to elevate the sophistication level of comic book design.”
—Michael Dooley, AIGA
“Rian Hughes is a luminescent pop culture demon.”
—David Quantick (from the foreword)

27 #1 (of 4)
story CHARLES SOULE
art RENZO PODESTA
cover W. SCOTT FORBES
NOVEMBER 10
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
Hendrix, Cobain, Joplin, Morrison. All belong to the “27 Club,” which admits only the most brilliant musicians and artists…and kills them dead in their 27th year. Will Garland is a famous rock guitarist, secretly unable to play for months due to a neurological disorder afflicting his left hand. He’s also 27! With mad scientists, long dead rock legends and cosmic entities in his way, can he make it to 28?
A NEW SERIES IN THE POPULAR GOLDEN AGE FORMAT!

BOMB QUEEN VI #2 (of 4)
story JIMMIE ROBINSON
art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON
NOVEMBER 24
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
“OH, BOMB AH!” Part Two
Bomb Queen returns with new twists and mayhem when President Obama attempts to shut down her city of crime. Can Washington D.C. put the evil Queen back in the bottle, or will this be Obama’s first comic book defeat? Don’t miss the shocking reveal at the end of this issue!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

FIREBREATHER VS. DRAGON PRINCE (ONE-SHOT)
story PHIL HESTER & RON MARZ
art SAMUIN PATEL, ANDY KUHN & JEFF JOHNSON
cover SAMUIN PATEL
NOVEMBER 17
120 PAGES / FC
$7.99
Something monstrous is killing visitors to an isolated mountain lake, and only the combined might of Firebreather and Dragon Prince can hope to overcome it. But when the strange being's plans for our young heroes are revealed, can their newfound friendship withstand its deadly siren call? Features an all-new 40-page story, plus reprints of the classic origins of Firebreather and Dragon Prince by their original creators.

HACK/SLASH: TRAILERS PART 2
story VARIOUS
art VARIOUS
cover TIM SEELEY & NEI RUFFINO
NOVEMBER 17
64 PAGES / FC 
$6.99
An all-star cast of comic creators donates ALL-NEW short tales of comicdom's favorite slasher killers, and all of the proceeds go toward paying off previously stiffed artists! SCOTT ALLIE, J. TORRES, B. CLAY MOORE, GAIL SIMONE, TIM SEELEY and many others unite to tell HACK/SLASH stories—THEIR WAY—in a stand-alone volume that will never be collected in trade!

THE MICE TEMPLAR SKETCHBOOK II
story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art & cover VICTOR SANTOS
NOVEMBER 17
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
Stunning, never-before-seen artwork by series artist VICTOR SANTOS. From sketches and layouts to character designs and fully painted pin-ups, a showcase to inspire every fan of the Templar mythos. Featuring an ALL-NEW Mice Templar short story that links Volume 2 to next month's debut of Volume 3. Nominated for six Harvey Awards!

ADVENTURES INTO MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE (one-shot)
story JIMMY URINE, STEVE RIGH?, LYN-Z & KITTY
art & cover JESS FINK
NOVEMBER 3
32 PAGES / BW 
$3.99
“MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE”
TRUE tales of HORROR and INSANITY that will chill you right to the BONE. From MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE, the internationally acclaimed original electro-punk band, comes true, never-before-told stories from the road. THRILL as rowdy fans throw junk at the band! SHIVER as band members are hauled off to jail! WATCH in awe as venues are trashed! Real stories, written and experienced by the band, with art by JESS FINK.

BATTLE CHASERS ANTHOLOGY HC
Story JOE MADUREIRA
Art & cover JOE MADUREIRA
NOVEMBER 10
340 PAGES / FC
$100.00 / S&N LTD ED $150.00
Collecting every issue ever published of one of the most beloved comic book series of all time, this over-sized graphic novel is bursting at the seams with adventure! Follow young Gully as she searches for her missing father with the help of Garrison, a legendary swordsman; Knolan, the crafty wizard; Calibretto, an outlawed Wargolem; and the notorious mercenary Red Monika! Assaulted at every turn by a cast of memorable villains, Battle Chasers is packed with over-the-top action from cover to cover! Don’t miss this definitive collection, which includes never-before-seen sketches and new artwork, including a fold-out poster! Collects BATTLE CHASERS #0-9

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN, VOL. 4 TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art JASON HOWARD & FCO PLASCENCIA
NOVEMBER 10
168 PAGES / FC
$16.99
THIS IS THE END!
The elder’s master plan is revealed! Zechariah’s final fate is decided! Wolf-Man’s astounding adventure comes to a close. Every moment from the beginning of the series to now has been leading to this. After this volume, the world of the Astounding Wolf-Man will never be the same again! Collects THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN 19-25

CHEW, VOL. 3: JUST DESSERTS TP
story JOHN LAYMAN
art & cover ROB GUILLORY
NOVEMBER 10
128 PAGES / FC 
$12.99
Things are looking up for Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from the things he eats. He’s got a girlfriend. He’s got a partner he trusts. He even seems to be getting along with his jerk boss. But his ruthless ex-partner is still out there, operating outside of the law, intending to make good on his threats against Tony and everybody Tony cares about. It’s just a matter of time before their investigations collide, blood spills and—inevitably—body parts are eaten.
Presenting the third storyline of CHEW, the follow-up to the New York Times Best Sellers “Taster’s Choice” and “International Flavor.” Check out the strange and darkly comic series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairvoyants. Winner of the Eisner Award for Best New Series and nominated for Eagle and Harvey awards to boot! Collects CHEW #11-15

THE CRUSADES, VOL. 2: DEI HC
story STEVEN T. SEAGLE
art & cover KELLEY JONES
NOVEMBER 3
256 PAGES / FC
$29.99
This second of two skull-crushing, re-mastered volumes collects—for the first time—the conclusion of the macabre Vertigo crime series by noted creators STEVEN T. SEAGLE & KELLEY JONES. Volume 2 re-presents THE CRUSADES #10-20, as well as a collection-only section of extras: art, interviews and behind-the-scenes material never before published. Collects THE CRUSADES #10-20
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ELEPHANTMEN, VOL. 1 WOUNDED ANIMALS, REVISED & EXPANDED TP
story RICHARD STARKINGS, JOE CASEY and JOE KELLY
art MORITAT, LADRÖNN, HENRY FLINT, TOM SCIOLI, DAVID HINE, CHRIS BACHALO
cover BOO COOK
NOVEMBER 3
312 PAGES / FC 
$19.99
The sold out first volume of ELEPHANTMEN is now back in print and now includes the sold out ZERO issue with art by LADRÖNN, as well as an all-new sketchbook section, and the ENGLISH & MEDIA STUDIES backmatter from the single issues! Collects ELEPHANTMEN #0-7

FADE TO BLACK TP
story JEFF MARIOTTE
art & cover DANIELE SERRA
NOVEMBER 3
128 PAGES / FC
$15.99
Five young, spoiled young Hollywood actors who know nothing about wilderness survival—except what they’ve read in their script—appear to be participating in an Outward Bound-style wilderness survival adventure. But when they become the targets of a cannibal cult, they’re on their own in the desert and about to embark upon the most terrifying journey of their lives, where nothing is what it seems in this gut-wrenching horror miniseries, collected for the first time.
WRITTEN BY AWARD-WINNING NOVELIST JEFF MARIOTTE (ZOMBIE COP, COLD BLACK HEARTS), WITH ART BY INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ILLUSTRATOR DANIELE SERRA (PRAY FOR DEATH).

GIRLS & GODDESSES: THE PINUP ART OF JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER TP
art & cover JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
edited by EVA HOPKINS
NOVEMBER 20
112 PAGES / FC
$24.99
NOW IN SOFTCOVER!
It's a rare pinup artist that has as many female as male fans. GIRLS & GODDESSES, a collection of Dawn creator Joseph Michael Linsner's take on sweetly painted pinups, shows why he is one of these artists with his glamorous but realistic vision of beauty. This softcover edition features Dawn, Dark Ivory & many Linsner Girls, as well as a new cover.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

HACK/SLASH: MY FIRST MANIAC TRADE TP
story TIM SEELEY
art DAN LEISTER
cover JENNY FRISON
NOVEMBER 17
112 PAGES / FC 
$9.99 / S&N LTD ED HARDCOVER $29.99
HACK/SLASH: MY FIRST MANIAC, the sellout Image Comics debut miniseries is collected! This critically acclaimed hit explores Cassie Hack's first case. 16-year-old Cassie has just been forced to kill her mother, the undead murderer known as the Lunch Lady! Now faced with overwhelming guilt, she must decide if she can make a life with her foster parents and at her new school or if she should use her new-found slasher killing skills to save other screaming teenagers! But does the apple fall far from the tree? Includes never-before-seen sketches and an introduction by Allison Scagliotti, star of SyFy's WAREHOUSE 13.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

IMAGE COMICS 2010 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON YEARBOOK HC
story TIM SEELEY
art MIKE ALLRED, NELSON BLAKE III, DAN BRERETON, IAN CHURCHILL, MARIAN CHURCHLAND, TOMMY LEE EDWARDS, JASON HOWARD, NAT JONES, JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER, NIC KLEIN, THE LUNA BROTHERS, MORITAT, STJEPAN SEJIC, JAMES STOKOE, BEN TEMPLESMITH & MANY MORE
cover CHARLIE ADLARD
NOVEMBER 3
48 PAGES / FC 
$29.99
AVAILABLE IN LIMITED QUANTITIES!
Presenting an all-star collection of original pin-ups by some of Image’s finest artists, published specially for San Diego Comic-Con International 2010. Featuring a Walking Dead cover by CHARLIE ADLARD and pin-ups by a diverse list of artists including MIKE ALLRED, NATE BELLEGARDE, NELSON BLAKE III, DAN BRERETON, IAN CHURCHILL, MARIAN CHURCHLAND, TOMMY LEE EDWARDS, CHRIS GIARRUSSO, BRANDON GRAHAM, JASON HOWARD, NAT JONES, JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER, NIC KLEIN, THE LUNA BROTHERS, MORITAT, BILL MORRISON, KENNETH ROCAFORT, DUNCAN ROULEAU, STJEPAN SEJIC, ERIC SHANOWER, JAMES STOKOE, BEN TEMPLESMITH, JIM VALENTINO and more!

MADMAN ATOMICA! HC
story& art MICHAEL ALLRED & GUESTS
cover MICHAEL ALLRED
NOVEMBER 24
900+ PAGES / FC
$125 / $150 S&N LTD ED
MADMAN ATOMICA! This is the big one! Hugemongous! The perfect companion to the now classic MADMAN GARGANTUA collection, this over-sized hard cover collection contains the complete MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS series, THE ATOMICS series, and the many now out-of-print one-shots, plus a huge pile of extras, pin-ups, and rarities! This classy tome will energize bookshelves and coffee tables the world over!
Collects MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #1-18, THE ATOMICS #1-16, MADMAN KING-SIZED SUPER GROOVY SPECIAL, IT GIRL (ONE-SHOT) & MR. GUM (ONE SHOT)

SCI-SPY: THE COMPLETE SERIES TP
story DOUG MOENCH
art & covers PAUL GULACY
NOVEMBER 10
144 PAGES/FC
$16.99
When an interplanetary Cold War flares hot, agents Sebastian Starchild and Isis Nile scramble to avert Armageddon in an epic saga best described as James-Bond-meets-Star-Wars. A mindblowing stew of sci-fi concepts, brimming with futuristic espionage, hyper action, wild humor, sleek romance, and aliens galore! Collects SCI-SPY #1-6

SHADOWHAWK TP
story DAN WICKLINE
art TONE RODRIGUEZ
cover JUAN FELIPE SALCEDO
NOVEMBER 3
144 PAGES / FC
$16.99
Paul Johnstone—the original back-breaker—has returned from the dead to face not only new, even deadlier foes, but also to face Eddie Collins' friends, all of whom want to know why Eddie is in a coma and what happened to his father, James.
A NEW ERA IN THE LIFE OF SHADOWHAWK BEGINS HERE—AND WHERE IT WILL LEAD NO ONE KNOWS!!! INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE BACK-UP STORY TO BE FEATURED IN IMAGE UNITED #5!
Collects SHADOWHAWK #1-5
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

SPAWN: ORIGINS DELUXE EDITION, VOL. 2 HC
story TODD McFARLANE, ALAN MOORE, NEIL GAIMAN
art TODD McFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO & TONY DANIEL
cover GREG CAPULLO
NOVEMBER 24
680 PG / FC
$100 / S/N Edition: $150
SPAWN: ORIGINS DELUXE EDITION, VOL. 2 features the iconic artwork and stories of Spawn creator TODD McFARLANE and his collaborators.
This deluxe oversized, slip cased hardcover book presents 25 previously released and sold-out issues of classic Spawn stories in an all-new size and format. Additional material includes color and black and white cover galleries, never-before-seen art, and all of the bonus material from the six-issue trade paperbacks as well! Collects SPAWN #26-50.

SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 8 TP
story TODD McFARLANE
art TODD McFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO & TONY DANIEL
cover GREG CAPULLO
NOVEMBER 10
176 PAGES / FC
$14.99
Double-sized SPAWN issue #50 included for the same price!
The SPAWN: ORIGINS family of books shifts into high gear with SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 8! Collecting classic SPAWN issues written by Spawn creator TODD McFARLANE, this edition also features pencil and inking team GREG CAPULLO/TODD McFARLANE, alternating issues with TONY DANIEL/KEVIN CONRAD.
Relive the excitement of one of the best-selling independent comics of all time, and grow your SPAWN: ORIGINS collection! Collects SPAWN #45-50.

THE SWORD: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION DELUXE HC
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA
NOVEMBER 17
624 PAGES / FC
$99.99 / S&N LTD ED $150.00
This edition collects the complete run of THE SWORD in an oversized hardcover and slipcase format. Experience the epic story about a young woman who finds a mysteriously powerful sword that allows her to seek revenge on the three elemental gods who brutally murdered her family. Contains all covers, including rare versions from extra printings. Signed and numbered edition includes an exclusive print and is limited to 200 copies.
LIMITED TO INITIAL ORDERS. THIS EDITION WILL NEVER BE PRINTED AGAIN!
Collects THE SWORD #1-24
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN #6 (of 6)
story DAVID HINE & SHAKY KANE
art & cover SHAKY KANE
NOVEMBER 17
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99
Steve Noman finally tracks down Hine and Kane in this breathtaking climax to our epic tale of love, loss and laxatives. Just who the heck are The Shadow Men anyway? Will The Creators pull this off or will they disappear up their own flabby wrinkled backsides? Find out in “The Dotted Line…”
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

CHEW #12 SDCC EXCLUSIVE
story JOHN LAYMAN
art & cover ROB GUILLORY
NOVEMBER 3
32 PAGES / FC
$10.00
Available again in limited quantities: CHEW #12, featuring an all-new cover specially printed for San Diego Comic-Con International 2010!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

GØDLAND #35
story JOE CASEY
art & cover TOM SCIOLI
NOVEMBER 24
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
BOOK THIRTY-FIVE: THE MAXIMUM SECRET
Nothing you could possibly imagine is about to occur in the pages of this comic book! Multiply your expectations by a thousand, and you still wouldn’t come close! As the end draws near, Commander Adam Archer and company are forced to confront everything they ever believed in… But what sacrifices will they make to ensure the evolutionary process?
GØDLAND PUTS YOUR BRAIN BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE!

GUARDING THE GLOBE #4
story ROBERT KIRKMAN & BENITO CERENO
art & cover RANSOM GETTY & FCO PLASCENCIA
NOVEMBER 24
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. KNOCKOUT! KID THOR! EL BRUISER! JAPANDROID! BEST TIGER! PEGASUS! CAST IRON! The Guardians ranks are swelling, but will it be enough? The Order is finally making their move; the fate of the entire globe rests in the balance.

HAUNT #14
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
art by GREG CAPULLO & TODD MCFARLANE
cover by GREG CAPULLO
NOVEMBER 17
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
THE APPARITION makes his move, and Haunt finds himself face-to-face with a foe unlike anything he's faced before. He's stronger, he's faster, and he's got all the same powers as Haunt and more. Haunt will not come out of this unscathed—believe us when we say that when the dust settles on this battle, things will never be the same again.

MORNING GLORIES #4
story NICK SPENCER
art JOE EISMA
cover RODIN ESQUEJO
NOVEMBER 17
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
With one of their own in danger, the rest of the Glories come together secretly and hatch a plan to rescue her—and escape from the sinister clutches of the Academy together! The teacher versus student showdown starts here!

NANCY IN HELL #4 (of 4)
story EL TORRES
art MALAKA STUDIO & JUAN JOSÉ RYP
cover JUAN JOSÉ RYP & FRAN GAMBOA
NOVEMBER 10
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
The final chapter in a girl’s journey through Hell! Beyond the river Acheron lay the Gates of Hell. The river that circles the Underworld is not the last obstacle that Nancy and the archangel Lucifer would find. Will the reluctant ferryman Charon help the fugitives?
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ORC STAIN #9 
story JAMES STOKOE
art & cover JAMES STOKOE & MICHAEL DEFORGE
NOVEMBER 24
32 PAGES / FC 
$2.99
A massive battle looms ahead for One-Eye and company, as the full brunt of the Orc Tzars jungle horde bears down on top of them at Rekanda Tor. Special guest cover by Michael DeForge!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

SAVAGE DRAGON #166 
story, art & cover ERIK LARSEN
NOVEMBER 3
32 PAGES / FC 
$3.50
"EMPEROR DRAGON" PART 4 (of 6)
Savage Dragon has reverted to Emperor Kurr and he's taking steps to take over the world. Now, opposing forces gather for the final push to thwart his evil plans but Kurr has a few surprises of his own in store. The heat is on as Savage Dragon's kids lead the charge and the denizens of Dimension-X are unleashed on Earth! It's all out monster mayhem! But that's just the start! This is all building to the most unexpected finale in the history of comics! 
The countdown to the end of the world continues!

SKULLKICKERS #3
story JIM ZUBKAVICH
art EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS
cover CHRIS STEVENS
NOVEMBER 24
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
"ONE THOUSAND OPAS AND A DEAD BODY," Part Three
A pilfered poison pabulum has pickled pieces of our protagonist's paunch while portentous poetic prophecies proudly parade apace, parlaying a perilous paradigm. Paraphrasing: SKULLKICKERS is a particularly perfect packaged pamphlet of plucky pulp worth every precious penny in perpetuity. Purchase!
"Zubkavich continues to be one of comics' best fantasists. This rowdy action story has whimsy, charm and wit."
- Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman)

SPAWN #209
story WILL CARLTON
art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE
cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI
NOVEMBER 17
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
The status of Jim as the new Jesus Christ takes a twisted turn as the Vatican and other religious groups try to dispel and discredit the true value of the powers of Spawn. Meanwhile, Hell continues to piece together the puzzle to make its final return back on Earth.

SWEETS #5 (of 5)
story KODY CHAMBERLAIN
art & cover KODY CHAMBERLAIN
NOVEMBER 24
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
Detective Curt Delatte finds himself battle weary on the most important case of his career. Does he have enough left to finish what he started?
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WALKING DEAD #79
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
NOVEMBER 17
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99
Surrounded.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK? #7
story ROB ZOMBIE
art & cover DONNY HADIWIDJAJA & VAL STAPLES
NOVEMBER 24
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99
Baron Von Shock, Ghoulie Girl and Wolfenstein prepare to put their dangerous plan into action. This is their last chance to back out! Will they move forward to overthrow their usurpers or go back to their mundane everyday lives?
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ARTIFACTS VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK
story RON MARZ
art MICHAEL BROUSSARD
cover TOP COW’S FINEST
NOVEMBER 17
160 PAGES / FC / TRADE PAPERBACK
$9.99
Catch up on the Event of the Year!
Discover the series that has everyone buzzing with this introductory priced trade paperback collection released to coincide with the beginning of the second chapter of the yearlong event! Separately, thirteen mystical Artifacts will guide the fate of the Universe. Together, thirteen Artifacts will end the Universe. When a mysterious antagonist kidnaps, Hope, the daughter of Sara Pezzini and Jackie Estacado, Armageddon is put into motion. Starring virtually every character in the Top Cow Universe, this is a series for diehard fans and new readers alike.
Written by Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz (Witchblade, Magdalena) and featuring art by Michael Broussard (The Darkness), this volume collects Artifacts #1-#4 along with the Free Comic Book Day #0 issue and a beautiful cover gallery, behind-the-scenes extras, and much more!
“ It’s loud, widescreen comic book mayhem that sticks to the roof of your brain” – 4 out 5 stars – Comic Book Resources
“…dramatic and heavy…visually striking…” – Newsarama
“…great writing and great art are in perfect tandem.” – Crave Online
“I have a feeling this book is going to be huge.” – 4.5 out of 5 stars – Comicvine

ARTIFACTS #1 SECOND PRINTING
story RON MARZ
art & cover MICHAEL BROUSSARD
32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES
$3.99
For fans who missed out on Artifacts the first time around, Top Cow offers this special wraparound cover second printing of the landmark first issue.

THE DARKNESS #89
story PHIL HESTER
art SHELDON MITCHELL
cover BANE
NOVEMBER 3
32 PAGES / FC / ONGOING SERIES
$2.99
Outer Darkness, Part 1 of 6!
With the threat of the Sovereign finally removed from his life, Jackie believes he can get some well-deserved rest. Beaten and worn down, Jackie simply wants some brief peace. But just as he believes he has a grasp on the true nature of The Darkness, Jackie’s world is opened up to another dimension all together. And with it, the Darkness War begins... 

THE DARKNESS/DARKCHYLDE: KINGDOM OF PAIN SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON WRAPAROUND VARIANT COVER
story RANDY QUEEN
art & cover RANDY & SARAH QUEEN
48 PAGES / FC / CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE
$15.00
Get this gorgeous wraparound convention variant cover by artists Randy & Sarah Queen, previously available exclusively at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

THE DARKNESS: FOUR HORSEMEN #4
story DAVID HINE
art & cover JEFF WAMESTER
NOVEMBER 10
32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES
$3.99
The Darkest Tale of The Darkness Yet!
Apocalypse has come to Ginsberg, CA! Two ominous powers arrive in town, one of ultimate light and the other of deepest darkness, and Jackie Estacado is trapped between them. The Four Horsemen are ascending to their full power. Can Jackie muster the power to prevent the end of the world?
From David Hine (Batman: Arkham Asylum) and up-and-coming artist Jeff Wamester (Frenemy of the State).

MAGDALENA #5
story RON MARZ
art NELSON BLAKE II
cover RYAN SOOK
NOVEMBER 3
32 PAGES / FC / ONGOING SERIES
$3.99
The Penultimate Chapter in Patience’s Return!
When Patience, the latest in a long line of The Magdalena, bearer of the Spear of Destiny, and Kristof, her mentor and Knight of Malta, confront the demonic cult in ancient catacombs they soon find themselves overwhelmed. Patience has been told that Magdalena bearers tend to lead short lives and she is about to find out why first hand.

WITCHBLADE #143
story RON MARZ
art & cover STJEPAN SEJIC
NOVEMBER 10
32 PAGES / FC / ONGOING SERIES
$2.99
Tiamat, Part 4 of 4!
Sara knows that it is always darkest before the dawn, but this time, the combined toll of the “War of the Witchblades,” the death of her sister Julie, the kidnapping of her daughter Hope, and now the relentless onslaught of the God-Queen Tiamat on New York may prove to be too much for even the bearer of the Balance to overcome.

VELOCITY #1 SUPERCON BLANK SKETCH VARIANT COVER
story RON MARZ
art KENNETH ROCAFORT
cover YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST
32 PAGES / FC / CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE
Get this blank sketch convention variant cover, previously available exclusively at Florida Supercon. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

TOP COW BIBLE ADDENDUM #1
story TOP COW’S FINEST
art & cover TOP COW’S FINEST
NOVEMBER 10
32 PAGES / FC / CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE
$5.00
Find Out What Top Cow Has In Store in 2011 and Beyond!
Debuting at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Top Cow releases its first Addendum to the Top Cow Bible. Featuring over 25 new properties and series overviews accompanied by stunning brand new art from artist like Marc Silvestri, Dale Keown, Kenneth Rocafort, Jeffrey Spokes, Erik Jones, Jorge Lucas, and many more. This is a must have for any true Top Cow fan. Find out how “We Create…”

VELOCITY #1 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON VARIANT COVER
story RON MARZ
art & cover KENNETH ROCAFORT
32 PAGES / FC / CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE
$10.00
Get this stunning sketch convention variant cover by series artist Kenneth Rocafort, previously available exclusively at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

TRACKER VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK
story JONATHAN LINCOLN
art FRANCIS TSAI, DEREC DONAVAN, ABHISHEK MALSUNI
cover FRANCIS TSAI
NOVEMBER 24
144 PAGES / FC / TRADE PAPERBACK
$14.99
The first property from Heroes and Villains Entertainment collected!
Alex O’Roark, the FBI’s top tracker, has his perfect life ripped to shreds when a case to capture the world’s most dangerous serial killer leads him straight into the maw of a werewolf.  Now, keeping his secret from his gorgeous fiancé and the FBI, he must hunt down the wolf that infected him before the disease turns him into a monster. 
“All in all, I was pleasantly surprised with Tracker, and look forward to more.” – Newsarama
“It’s mature and gritty, yet mysterious and supernatural, allowing the reality to lead the fiction into believable circumstances.” - Fangoria
“The book manages to take a basic serial killer story and give it a twist” – Player Affinity
“Lincoln’s writing is concise, and easy to follow, but never oversimplified.” – Geeks of Doom

HVE 2011 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW BOOK
story VARIOUS
art PAOLO PANTALENA, ERIC BASALDUA
cover PAOLO PANTALENA
24 PAGES / FC / CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE
$1.00
Find out the exciting new series in store from Heroes and Villains Entertainment and Top Cow Productions in 2011 in this exclusive preview book, first offered only at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Included in this preview book are first looks at Epoch, Son of Merlin, and Netherworld.

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