Image Comics Solicitations for March, 2011

Tue, December 28th, 2010 at 10:26am PST

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Image Comics has released solicitation information and images for new books and products shipping in March, 2011. 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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BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER #1
written by JOE CASEY
art & cover by MIKE HUDDLESTON
MARCH 30
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
Maybe you’ve seen the PR — now read the comicbook! At one time, BUTCHER BAKER was the preeminent, All-American superhero. Now, he’s getting laid. A lot. But one last mission could signal his return to glory, so he’s back on the blacktop! It’s a balls-out, surreal super-epic from creators JOE CASEY (GØDLAND, Ben 10) and MIKE HUDDLESTON (The Coffin), and it starts right here!
BUTCHER BAKER — THIS COMICBOOK’S GOT BALLS!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ELEPHANTMEN: MAN AND ELEPHANTMAN #1

story RICHARD STARKINGS
art AXEL MEDELLIN
cover BOO COOK
variant covers IAN CHURCHILL, ED McGUINNESS & RICHARD STARKINGS
retail incentive cover (1:15) J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
MARCH 30
40 PAGES / FC
$3.99
Hip Flask awakens one morning to find everything is not as it seems...
A great jump-on issue for new readers — in the style of INVINCIBLE RETURNS #1! Features the first of a triptych of retailer incentive covers by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL!

ELEPHANTMEN, VOL. 4: QUESTIONABLE THINGS HC
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art MÖRITAT, AXEL MEDELLIN & MARIAN CHURCHLAND
cover BOO COOK
MARCH 23
312 PAGES / FC
$34.99
A MAPPO sleeper cell has been reactivating Elephantmen, affecting not only the lives of Hip Flask and Ebony Hide but Vanity Case, Miki, Sahara and LAPD Lieutenant Blackthorne as well.
Collects ELEPHANTMEN #24-30

CARBON GREY #1
story HOANG NGUYEN, KHARI EVANS, PAUL GARDNER & MIKE KENNEDY
art & cover HOANG NGUYEN, KHARI EVANS & KINSUN LOH
MARCH 2
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
To a noble family twins are born: Mathilde and Giselle, the Sisters Grey. For generations the Sisters have protected and counseled the Kaiser, ruler of Mitteleuropa. But this is a different time. At the birth of the industrial age a great war is raging. When the Kaiser is assassinated, Giselle is accused. Pursued by her sisters and hunted by the enemy, Giselle must unravel the prophecy of the Carbon Grey before history itself is rewritten.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

RAT BASTARDS #1 
story KURTIS J. WIEBE
art & cover SCOTT KOWALCHUK
MARCH 2
24 PAGES / FC 
$2.99
“MAD SCIENTISTS ARE A GIRL’S WORST ENEMY,” Part One 
The Rat Bastards are a collection of runaway and homeless teenagers that have been taken in and cared for by an aging inventor, Dante. Applying his brilliance, he crafts marvelous technological contraptions. With his vision and help, the teenagers agree to don his technology for the betterment of mankind. Together, they combat tyranny and stop madmen from bringing harm to the world.

THE KILL CORPS (one-shot)
story JIM KRUEGER
art & covers DENNIS CALERO & BEN TEMPLESMITH
1:25 incentive cover ARTHUR SUYDAM
MARCH 16
32 PAGES / FC / 1-TRACK DOWNLOAD
$2.99
48 PAGES / FC / 4-TRACK DOWNLOAD
$5.99
Inspired by the music of SoCal metal band THE KILL CORPS, the story follows a team of mercenaries who unwillingly become the instruments of destruction in an evil deity's plot to rule over mankind. Transported to a war-torn Hell dimension, the team must fight their way through every brutal era in human history to gain their freedom and save humanity. 
Marking the first time a band will release music as a comic book, the 48-page version includes a download code for THE KILL CORPS’ four-track EP (“Sticks and Stones,” “Sea of Faces,” “It's “ Wonderful Life,” and “Until the End”), plus concept art and bonus images from Eisner Award Winner BEN TEMPLESMITH and The Society of Illustrator Award Winner DENNIS CALERO. The 32-page version includes a download code for the band’s first single, “It's a Wonderful Life”.
THE KILL CORPS unleash their powerful debut album on Virgin Records in the Summer of 2011, accompanied by another special comic that will continue the story of this band of anti-heroes, here to save the world.

BOMB QUEEN ALL-GIRL SPECIAL #1
story JIMMIE ROBINSON
art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON
MARCH 9
32 PAGES/FC
$3.50
There can only be one Queen! Following the explosive fight against President Obama in BOMB QUEEN, VOL. 6, Bomb Queen continues her war against the world when she travels to London to kill the Queen of England. But Madame Queen has a few super-heroine tricks up her sleeve, too…
ALL-NEW, ALL-GIRL! FROM LAST YEAR’S BLOCKBUSTER HIT!!!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

HERCULIAN #1
Story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN 
MARCH 2 
48 PAGES / FC 
GOLDEN AGE SIZE
$4.99
Erik Larsen's stunning 24-hour comic in full color!
Artist ERIK LARSEN unleashed! All of Erik's odd but entertaining Popgun strips are collected, along with his 24-hour comic "Guy Talk," in this handsome volume! Herculian! Punchin' Judy! Bacon Mummy! Mickey Maus! Reggie the Veggie! Cheeseburger-Head! Lotta Malarky! It's pretty much everything you love about comics all in one affordable 48-page bundle of awesomeness! Not to be missed!

LORNA, RELIC WRANGLER (ONE-SHOT)

story MICAH S. HARRIS
art LOSTON WALLACE, MICHAEL YOUNGBLOOD & OLLI HIHNALA
Covers DARWYN COOKE (75%) & DEAN YEAGLE (25%)
MARCH 23
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99
FUN FACT: WASHINGTON D.C.’S OCCULT ARCHITECTURE WAS CONFIGURED TO ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET FOR AN EXTRA-DIMENSIONAL DARK LORD!
But hidden in plain sight in the heart of our nation’s capitol is the one artifact that can turn back this nefarious entity. Now, it’s up to Lorna, Relic Wrangler, to pilfer a certain Memorial and curry the sacred object to its destiny — all the while unaware that she is delivering herself as a sacrificial party favor!
PLUS: Thrill to the Girl Fight on the Threshold of Doom when Lorna confronts her teenage adversary turned cat-suited villainess! It’s high school all over again when two worlds collide on the National Mall!

BUT I CAN’T DO ANYTHING ELSE! THE ART OF ROB SCHRAB HC
art ROB SCHRAB
cover ROB SCHRAB
MARCH 30
56 PAGES / FC
8.5 x 12 INCHES
$24.99
In 2007, Rob Schrab completed Scud the Disposable Assassin after a ten-year hiatus. Fans rejoiced but demanded to know what had taken him so long. The answer lies within these pages. This is a collection of concept sketches from his many sci-fi, horror and animation projects in TV/film that never saw the light of day. Some were abandoned, some are coming soon, but all are here to enjoy. From the co-creator of Monster House and The Sarah Silverman Program.

DEAD@17, VOL. 6: THE WITCH QUEEN TP
story JOSH HOWARD
art & cover JOSH HOWARD
MARCH 30
104 PAGES / FC
$12.99
After being forced to kill her closest friend, Nara has been banished to Purgatory. Doomed to wander a hostile and timeless wasteland ruled by the mysterious Witch Queen, Nara has accepted her fate as penance for her actions. Haunted by the ghosts of her past, she faces her greatest challenge as she confronts who she's been and what she will become.
Collects DEAD@17: THE WITCH QUEEN #1-4

SAVAGE DRAGON: EMPEROR DRAGON TP
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN
MARCH 16
128 PAGES / FC
$14.99
Witness Savage Dragon's transition as he becomes the greatest foe to ever grace the pages of his own book! It's the end of the world as you've never seen it before! When Savage Dragon goes bad, who will face him? Would you believe: everybody else? It's the most explosive finale in comics!
Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #163-168

SKULLKICKERS, VOL. 1: 1000 OPAS AND A DEAD BODY TP
story JIM ZUBKAVICH
art EDWIN HUANG, CHRIS STEVENS & MISTY COATS
cover EDWIN HUANG & ESPEN GRUNDETJERN
MARCH 9
144 PAGES / FC
$9.99
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE!
Two nameless mercenaries are mashing monsters and making a name for themselves. Image’s new hit fantasy action-comedy series has gone through multiple printings of each issue released so far and is getting rave reviews from readers and critics alike. Pick up the first collection, and find out what all the excitement is all about!
Collects SKULLKICKERS #1-5 and the short stories from POPGUN, VOL. 2 & 3

SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 10 TP
story TODD McFARLANE
art GREG CAPULLO, TODD McFARLANE, DANNY MIKI & CHANCE WOLF
cover GREG CAPULLO
MARCH 23
160 PG/FC
$14.99
Cy-Gor’s arduous hunt for Spawn reaches its pinnacle in a fierce battle in the alleys. While Spawn is occupied, the Fitzegerald family suffers at the hands of a kidnapping clown, who takes Cyan. Throw Angela and Jason Wynn back into the mix, and Spawn’s really got his hands full!
Relive the excitement of one of the best-selling independent comics of all time, and grow your SPAWN: ORIGINS collection!
Collects SPAWN #57-62

CHEW #27
story JOHN LAYMAN
art & cover ROB GUILLORY
MARCH 23
32 PAGES / FC 
$2.99
“Space Cakes,” Part Two
Delivered from the future! We jump ahead and show you exactly where Tony Chu is nine issues and two story arcs from now. Yes, CHEW presents its version of “One Year Later.” A brilliant jumping on-point, or a pathetic cry for attention? You decide! 
Also: Those frickin’ chogs return!

THE CHEW SCRIPT BOOK
story JOHN LAYMAN
art & cover ROB GUILLORY
MARCH 16
48 PAGES / FC
$4.99
Presenting a special behind-the-scenes, chock-full-o’-extras look of the New York Times best-selling, Eisner and Harvey award-winning, and inexplicably popular first issue of CHEW. Contains the entire first script, as well as penciled and preliminary art, and a detailed look at the entire process of putting the book together. An absolute must-have for anybody who must have this sort of stuff!

THE WALKING DEAD MEN’S BLACK HOODIE
art CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
MARCH 30
$44.99 S-XL
$47.99 XXL
Just in time to celebrate the first season on DVD and Blu-Ray -an all-new hoodie featuring ROBERT KIRKMAN'S THE WALKING DEAD! Showcasing artwork by CHARLIE ADLARD, it's the best way to show your love for the undead!

Throughout 2011, THE WALKING DEAD will be reprinted in single issue form and shipping weekly! It's the perfect opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the series that inspired the hit AMC television series! 

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #9
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art CHARLIE ADLARD
cover TONY MOORE
MARCH 2
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99
With a roof over their heads and food in their bellies, Rick and crew seem to have finally gotten the opportunity to relax in this apocalyptic zombie hell-hole they call home. But now that their guard is down, disaster strikes. Rick finds himself in a position no father or husband should be in.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #10
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art CHARLIE ADLARD
cover TONY MOORE
MARCH 9
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99
After the ordeal Rick endured in the last issue, he sets out to find safer shelter. More is learned about the zombies that now out-number us 5000 to 1... But when it comes to some things... it’s better not to know. Rick begins to wonder if there is a light at the end of this tunnel his life has become, and even if there is, how can he expect to ever make it there?
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #11
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art CHARLIE ADLARD
cover TONY MOORE
MARCH 16
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99
Rick is finally getting settled into his new life. He’s got a roof over his head and a pretty secure shelter, and he’s surrounded by people who he’s come to know as friends. Over all, life is good. And after the last few months he’s been through he welcomes this change. But things can’t stay like this forever. Something bad looms just beyond the horizon — something really bad.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #12
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art CHARLIE ADLARD
cover TONY MOORE
MARCH 23
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99
It always comes down to this. In a world ruled by zombies — where at any moment something could leap out of the shadows and end your life — it seems like finally there would be a cause that would unite man and end all our petty squabbles. No. It’s never that simple. Now Rick has a gun to his head.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #13
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art CHARLIE ADLARD
cover TONY MOORE
MARCH 30
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99
The epic tale of survival continues. Rick and crew have found another place that could possibly become a suitable shelter. This place is perfect: It’s secure, it’s large, it has nearly everything they could ever need. The only problem is that it’s already got tenants. Dead ones... lots of them.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

DAOMU #2
story KENNEDY XU
art & cover KEN CHOU 
MARCH 2
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
A week ago Sean watched the life he knew slip away. Recruited by his eccentric uncle, he learns of his family’s ancient legacy. Then — uprooted and thrown into the dangerous wilds of China — Sean must prove himself once and for all. But this is no ordinary initiation…
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

FIREBREATHER: HOLMGANG #4 (of 4)
story by PHIL HESTER
art & cover by ANDY KUHN & BILL CRABTREE
MARCH 2
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
“HOLMGANG,” Conclusion
In the epic conclusion to the next stage of the Firebreather saga, Duncan faces death at the hands of his half brother in the streets of Progress. Meanwhile, the mysterious Mr. Go's plans for Duncan come into focus, plans that put Duncan's mother in the line of fire. Also, has Colonel Barnes turned against Duncan at last?

HACK/SLASH #2
story TIM SEELEY
art DAN LEISTER
cover A TIM SEELEY & CARLOS BADILLA
cover B EAMON O' DONAGHUE
MARCH 9
32 PAGES / FC 
$3.50
Hack/Slash Inc. is under siege by zombie animals as undead vet Bobby Brunswick returns from the grave. Cassie and Vlad will have to team with an archenemy to keep their friends from becoming undead pet food! Meanwhile, Samhain's hunt for the Black Lamp will bring him to a very dark place!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

HALCYON #5 (of 5)
story MARC GUGGENHEIM & TARA BUTTERS
art & cover RYAN BODENHEIM & MARK ENGLERT
MARCH 9
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
MINISERIES CONCLUSION!
This is it! The jaw-dropping climax to the critically-acclaimed series. It's Sabre versus... everyone. For nothing less than the fate of the entire world. By MARC GUGGENHEIM (No Ordinary Family), TARA BUTTERS (Reaper), RYAN BODENHEIM (A RED MASS FOR MARS) and ALISA TAGER (Serenity).

HAUNT #15 (RES)
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art GREG CAPULLO & TODD MCFARLANE
cover GREG CAPULLO
MARCH 16
32 PAGES /FC
$2.99
After the status quo-altering events of last issue, Kurt and Daniel must come to grips with what's happened... But the Apparition is still out there, and it won't rest until Haunt is pulled from the realm of the living.

THE INFINITE VACATION #3 (of 5)
story NICK SPENCER
art & Cover CHRISTIAN WARD
MARCH 23
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
Mark’s on the run from the makers of the Infinite Vacation, a commercial venture that allows users to move between alternate realities. After learning more about the Vacation's secrets from a mysterious woman, his newfound enemies call upon a deadly alternate version of himself to deal with their problems once and for all!
NEW HIT SERIES FROM THE WRITER/CREATOR OF MORNING GLORIES AND THE ARTIST OF OLYMPUS!

INVINCIBLE #81
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA
MARCH 16
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
Invincible continues making up for lost time while he was out in space fighting The Viltrumite War. His efforts bring him face-to-face with PowerPlex, who still blames Invincible for the death of his wife and son. The thing is, these days Invincible has plenty to be angry about as well, so things are about to get intense!

THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY #2
story S. STEVEN STRUBLE
art & cover SINA GRACE
MARCH 9
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
“THAT'S NOT MY NAME”
What will the Li'l Depressed Boy go through to learn the name of his dream girl? Comic shops, video games, hoards of zombies, and a game of high stakes style-points bowling. That's what.

MARINEMAN #4
Story IAN CHURCHILL
art & cover IAN CHURCHILL
MARCH 2
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99
"CHAPTER FOUR: FINDING NEMO"
IAN CHURCHILL (Red Hulk, Supergril) continues his creator-owned series... Deep Marine One, along with Lieutenant Greene, has vanished! Could it be an accident or something more sinister? Whatever the case, Steve “Marineman” Ocean is sent to investigate, resulting in a startling revelation that may change his life forever!

MEMOIR #3
story BEN McCOOL
art & cover NIKKI COOK
MARCH 16
32 PAGES / BW
$3.50
ISSUE THREE: BEWARE THE WOODS
With Bob Rockman’s bizarre story about to be exposed to the world, Trent MacGowan is set to leave Lowesville and reap the rewards. At least, that’s what he thinks… Dark forces soon come into play, along with a series of hellish flashbacks from Trent’s past. Can the two be related?

MICE TEMPLAR, VOL. III #4
story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art VICTOR SANTOS
cover A MICHAEL AVON OEMING
cover B VICTOR SANTOS & VERONICA GANDINI
MARCH 23
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
“THREE BLIND MICE”
One-Arm Leito begins his training under the tutelage of the scheming betrayer Pilot the Tall, while only the blind mouse Harad has the remaining senses to suspect the truth. Aquila leads her own trio of mice on an ill-fated expedition to rescue Karic and Cassius. While at the Great Ash Tree, the Templar triad of priests place defrocked high priest Micah on trial for what has become of Karic's legacy — a growing resistance movement the priesthood cannot control
The two-time Harvey Award-winning series continues, from the acclaimed writer of Valkyrie and Thor: First Thunder and the co-creator of POWERS!

THE MISSION #2
story JON HOEBER & ERICH HOEBER
art & cover WERTHER DELL'EDERA & ARIANNA FLOREAN
MARCH 23
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
Paul's descent continues as he discovers more about the disturbing supernatural forces in his life, and he finally accepts his Mission: commit murder to save the life of an innocent. Written by JON HOEBER & ERICH HOEBER (Red, Battleship), produced by ALISA TAGER (Serenity) and MARG GUGGENHEIM (No Ordinary Family), with art by WERTHER DELL’EDERA (Dark Entries, Loveless) and colors by ARIANNA FLOREAN.

MORNING GLORIES #8
story NICK SPENCER
art JOE EISMA
cover RODIN ESQUELJO
MARCH 16
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
What is Morning Glory Academy, and what does it want with Casey, Zoe, Hunter, Ike, Jade, and Jun? What mysteries connect the six of them to the school, and what is their true potential? This spellbinding issue brings us one step closer to the answers to those pivotal questions!
THE HOTTEST BOOK OF THE LAST YEAR CONTINUES WITH PART TWO OF ITS SECOND SMASH STORY ARC! SEE WHAT ALL OF THE CRITICS AND FANS ARE RAVING ABOUT!

ORC STAIN #8
story JAMES STOKOE
art & cover JAMES STOKOE
MARCH 30
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

PROOF: ENDANGERED #4
story ALEX GRECIAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO
MARCH 16
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99
“ENDANGERED,” Part Four
Proof has been fighting monsters for more than 200 years. Now somebody finally dies. Proof's running out of friends and may have to turn to his enemies for help.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

SANTA CLAUS VS. THE MARTIANS #4 (of 4)
story BENITO CERENO
art & cover JAMES HARREN & DYLAN MCCRAE
MARCH 2
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
MINISERIES CONCLUSION!
In the face of the Martians' boldest attack on the Earth yet, Santa decides to take the fight to the red planet! Alone on the desolate surface of Mars, can the immortal saint negotiate peace with a culture that is founded on war?

SAVAGE DRAGON #170
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN
MARCH 2
32 PAGES / FC 
$3.50
“MIGHTY MADMAN” 
The world's mightiest man is back — and that spells trouble! Mighty Man returns, and it's no cause for celebration as his rampage threatens to level what's left of the Windy City! What hope does Malcolm Dragon have against the most powerful being to ever walk the face of the Earth?

SPAWN #205 (RES)
story WILL CARLTON
art SZYMON KUDRANSKI, TODD MCFARLANE
cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI
MARCH 30
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.

THE WALKING DEAD #83
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
MARCH 9
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99
“NO WAY OUT” continues.
What is left but surrender?
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? #3
story NATHAN EDMONDSON
art & cover TONCI ZONJIC
MARCH 9
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
CHAPTER THREE
Does Jake himself know who he is? Europe closes in around Jon, who is faced with the choice of fight or flight: Will he continue to hide in alleys and nightclubs, or will he fight back — even if doing so means losing his only defense?
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ARTIFACTS #8
story RON MARZ
art WHILCE PORTACIO
cover WHILCE PORTACIO, JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
MARCH 23
32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES
$3.99
Mass Combat!
The combined forces of the Artifact bearers aligned with Witchblade bearer Sara Pezzini and The Darkness host Jackie Estacado have reached a truce with the cybernetic heroes of Cyberforce. They’ve fought off the relentless assassin Aphrodite IV, but that was only the beginning. Pushed to the limit, can they defeat a force that dwarfs everything they’ve faced before?
From Top Cow Universe architect RON MARZ (WITCHBLADE, MAGDALENA) and legendary artist WHILCE PORTACIO (THE DARKNESS, Uncanny X-Men) bring the second chapter of the epic event series to a thunderous conclusion. Featuring a gorgeous cover by Portacio as well as a variant cover featuring Alina Enstrom by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (WITCHBLADE).
Each issue will also feature a Top Cow Origin backup written by Marz and drawn by a superstar artist.

ARTIFACTS #2 NEW YORK COMIC-CON VARIANT COVER SIGNED EDITION
story RON MARZ
art MICHAEL BROUSSARD
cover STJEPAN SEJIC
32 PAGES / FC / SIGNED EDITION
$19.99
Get this haunting convention variant cover of Aphrodite IV signed by interior artist MICHAEL BROUSSARD, previously available exclusively at New York Comic-Con. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

THE DARKNESS #92
story PHIL HESTER
art SHELDON MITCHELL
cover BANE
MARCH 16
32 PAGES / FC / ONGOING SERIES
$2.99
 ”Outer Darkness” Part 3 of 6!
The battle between Jackie Estacado and the very source of his power, The Darkness ensues in earnest! Estacado has been lied to, beaten down, and betrayed over and over again over the last few years; but he has also studied, learned, and grown. Will Jackie Estacado take control of his destiny or will he end up another in a long line of pawns for The Darkness?

WITCHBLADE #139 RANDY QUEEN LBCC VARIANT COVER
story RON MARZ
art MICHAEL GAYDOS
cover RANDY QUEEN
32 PAGES / FC / VARIANT EXCLUSIVE
$10.00
Get this exclusive convention variant cover by RANDY QUEEN (DARKCHYLDE), previously available only at Long Beach Comic-Con. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

MAGDALENA #8
story RON MARZ
art KEU CHA
cover KEU CHA, NELSON BLAKE II
MARCH 23
32 PAGES / FC / ONGOING SERIES
$3.99
Artist Keu Cha Returns to Comics!
Patience, the current Magdalena, has defended the church from demons, cultists, and even other Artifact bearers. Will she be able to survive against another Magdalena candidate? Or will she become the next in a long line of martyred Magdalenas? 
Classic Top Cow artist KEU CHA (WITCHBLADE, RISING STARS) reunites for a special two-issue arc with series author RON MARZ (ARTIFACTS). Featuring a painted cover by Cha and a striking cover by series artist NELSON BLAKE II (PILOT SEASON: MURDERER).

MAGDALENA #7 SIGNED EDITION
story RON MARZ
art KEU CHA
cover NELSON BLAKE II
32 PAGES / FC / SIGNED EDITION
$14.99
Get a limited edition first issue signed by RON MARZ, KEU CHA, and NELSON BLAKE II. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

TWILIGHT GUARDIAN #3
story TROY HICKMAN
art SIDDHARTH KOTIAN
cover JEFFREY SPOKES
MARCH 9
32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES
$3.99
The Pilot Season Winner Returns in “Heroes and Villains” Part 3!
It’s a case of multiple personalities as Twilight Guardian is pitched several possible interpretations of her tireless war on crime in her very own comic book! Which identity will Twilight Guardian choose? And has her arch villain Dusk Devil finally come to confront her on her home turf?
Eisner-nominated creator and writer TROY HICKMAN (COMMON GROUNDS) and talented up-and-coming artist SIDDHARTH KOTIAN (Eat The Dead) continue the highly anticipated four-issue mini-series. Issue #3 features a portrait of Twilight Guardians by JEFFREY SPOKES (WITCHBLADE, Irredeemable).

TWILIGHT GUARDIAN #1 SIGNED EDITION
story TROY HICKMAN
art SIDDHARTH KOTIAN
cover ERIC JONES
32 PAGES / FC / SIGNED EDITION
$14.99
Get a limited edition first issue signed by creator and writer TROY HICKMAN. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

WITCHBLADE REDEMPTION VOLUME 2 TPB
story RON MARZ, PHIL SMITH
art STJEPAN SEJIC, MICHAEL GAYDOS, ALINA URUSOV
cover STJEPAN SEJIC
MARCH 16
160 PAGES / FC / TRADE PAPERBACK
$19.99
Redemption Meets Artifacts!
Sara Pezzini, current bearer of the Witchblade, has been to Hell and back. As she finally begins to get her private and work life back in order, the Universe decides it has other plans. Sara must help a kindred spirit in Abby van Alstine, the Necromancer, deal with her powers and mantle and then is dragged into the epic Artifacts storyline when her daughter Hope is taken and her sister Julie is killed by the same robotic assassin Sara let get away in the recent past.
Collected in this volume are a series of stand-alone Witchblade stories originally printed in issues #137-141 written by Top Cow architect RON MARZ (ARTIFACTS, MAGDALENA) and featuring art by STJEPAN SEJIC (ANGELUS). Also included as a special bonus is Witchblade: Due Process by Top Cow Holiday Special team PHIL SMITH and ALINA URUSOV. Featuring behind-the-scenes sketches, script pages, and cover gallery by Sejic, Eisner award winner MICHAEL GAYDOS (Alias), Urusov and RANDY QUEEN (DARKCHYLDE).
“Marz and Sejic as they continue to drive the Witchblade title to new heights with great stories and great artwork.” – Comic Attack
“I can’t say enough great things about this book.” – Image Addiction
“Compelling storytelling, beautiful artwork and dynamic characters make this a series not to be missed.” – Weekly Comic Review
“…a first-rate book that I thoroughly enjoyed.” – Best Shots @Newsarama

WITCHBLADE VOLUME 1 DELUXE SLIPCASE
story RON MARZ
art MICHAEL CHOI, CHRIS BACHELO, STEPHEN SADOWSKI, STJEPAN SEJIC AND TOP COW’S FINEST
cover STJEPAN SEJIC
MARCH 30
820 PAGES / FC / SET (X4 TRADES)
$49.99
Available for the first time, this limited edition beautiful slipcase collects Witchblade Volume 1 through 4 by RON MARZ (ARTIFACTS) at a bargain price. These volumes collect issues #80 through #109. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

DARKNESS ORIGINS VOLUME 3 TPB
story GARTH ENNIS, MALACHY CONEY
art MARC SILVESTRI, JOE BENITEZ
cover JOE BENITEZ
MARCH 2
160 PAGES / FC / TRADE PAPERBACK
$19.99
Sonatine Returns and The Magdalena Debuts!
Go back and see Jackie Estacado as a fledgling bearer of The Darkness as The Darkness Origins trade line continues. Jackie’s life is turned further upside down when his foster sister, Appolonia Franchetti returns to New York and the ruthless mafia princess soon plots to become the next Angelus in order to crush her sibling. Soon after, Jackie is confronted by yet another righteous woman who wishes to see him dead – the Magdalena!
Collected in this volume are classic issues #11-18 by GARTH ENNIS (Preacher) and MALACHY CONEY with art by MARC SILVESTRI (X-Men/Dark Avengers: Utopia) and JOE BENITEZ (Lady Mechanika).

ECHOES #4
story JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
art & cover RAHSAN EKEDAL
MARCH 23
32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES
$2.99
A Tale of Suspense and Psychological Horror!
Brian Cohn is living a nightmare. His recently deceased father, who Brian shares the disease of schizophrenia with, confessed to being a serial killer of little girls on his death bed. Now Brian is racing to solve the mystery of a missing child in his town, all the while feeling his condition taking a deeper and deeper grip on his psyche and his mind beginning to unravel.
From acclaimed author JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (Tumor, PILOT SEASON: ALIBI) and rising star artist RAHSAN EKEDAL (Creepy) a disturbing story of murder and mystery wrapped in questions of sanity.
“This is an absolute buy.  I can’t recommend it enough.” – Graphic Policy
“ You’d be hard-pressed to find a more gripping and inventive psychological thriller in any medium.” – Panels on Pages

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