Image Comics Solicitations for December, 2011

Fri, September 16th, 2011 at 6:58am PDT

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MADMAN 20th ANNIVERSARY MONSTER! HC
story / ART / COVER MICHAEL ALLRED & VARIOUS
DECEMBER 14
264 PAGES / FC / T
OVERSIZED
$100
FRAZETTA!  KIRBY!  TOTH! MOEBIUS! KUBERT! MILLER! STEVENS! The BIG one! Literally: This gigantic 11 x 17 hardcover is the coffee table book of the Millennium!   Nearly every great artist to ever work in comics is in this book which includes new stories from PETER BAGGE, KYLE BAKER, PHILIP BOND & PETER MILLIGAN, DARWYN COOKE, DAVE COOPER, DEAN HASPIEL, LOS BROS HERNANDEZ, ERIK LARSEN, DAVID MACK, PAT McKEOWN, BERNIE MIREAULT, MICHAEL AVON OEMING, PAUL POPE, ERIC POWELL, FRANK QUITELY, STEVEN T. SEAGLE & TEDDY KRISTIANSEN, JEFF SMITH, JAY STEPHENS, CRAIG THOMPSON, MATT WAGNER, JOE QUINONES & MARIS WICKS.  Also MICHAEL ALLRED’s latest – and most epic ever – MADMAN story!  PLUS almost every Madman illustration collected over the past 20 years from all the greats.  Surprises galore!

THE ACTIVITY #1
story NATHAN EDMONDSON
art / cover MITCH GERADS
DECEMBER 21 
32 PAGES/ FC / T+
$3.50
The evolution of global warfare necessitates the evolution of special forces to rise and meet the call.  The U.S Army has therefore looked to its last secret special operations tribe, the INTELLIGENCE SUPPORT ACTIVITY, or Gray Fox. Within Gray Fox is a team of elite men and women whose mission is flexible, whose technology is bleeding edge, and whose execution is precise and lethal. They are Team Omaha, and they serve THE ACTIVITY.

JINGLE BELLE: GIFT-WRAPPED (ONE-SHOT)
story PAUL DINI
art / cover STEPHANIE GLADDEN
DECEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / E
$3.99
The 2011 Harvey-nominated Jingle Belle story “Grounded” returns in a special single-issue printing along with six pages of brand new content!
When Jingle Belle and her father Santa are caught in a web of lies, it falls upon Santa’s one-time sidekick, the demon Krampus to administer punishment! The sly devil forbids the contentious Kringles from ever leaving the North Pole, thus ending Christmas for all time! Can Jingle find a way around Krampus’ punishment and restore the holiday season?
Written by PAUL DINI (Madame Mirage, Batman: Arkham City) and drawn by STEPHANIE GLADDEN (The Powerpuff Girls, Hopsters Tracks) Jingle Belle: Gift Wrapped also features a brand-new cover and all-new stories featuring Jing, Polly Green and the wicked and wacky Krampus himself!

WITCH DOCTOR: THE RESUSCITATION (ONE-SHOT)
story BRANDON SEIFERT
art / cover LUKAS KETNER
DECEMBER 14
32 PAGES/ FC / T+
$2.99
You wake up in a bathtub of ice with a surgical incision on your side… but the hospital says you’ve still got two kidneys! Where do you go for a second opinion? Where else but Dr. Vincent Morrow, the Witch Doctor! Summer’s medical horror smash hit returns with a tale of black magic and organ-swapping. And it’s a great jumping-on point for new readers, so don’t miss out — ask your retailer to preorder a copy for you!
“If you’re not checking out WITCH DOCTOR, you need to do so, STAT!” - Ain’t It Cool News

THE LAST BATTLE (ONE-SHOT)
story TITO FARACI
art / cover DAN BRERETON
DECEMBER 21
80 PAGES / FC / T+
$7.99
In 52 BCE, General Caius Rodius, retired hero of Caesar’s Legions, is called back to war. In nearby Gaul, Rome’s combined armies lay siege to the Gallic stronghold of Alesia in a conflict fated to shape history. A third barbarian horde prepares to attack the Romans from without, led by the rebel Cammius, who once fought for Rome. Rising star Julius Caesar dispatches Rodius to track through the wilderness and bring back the rebel’s head. Who better to hunt Cammius than the man who taught him the very skills he now uses to defy Rome? Rodius must choose between duty to Rome and Caesar or the barbarian he raised as his own son.
Story by international comics legend TITO FARACI (Diabolik, Spider-Man: The Secret of Glass, Daredevil and Captain America), art by award winning, multiple Eisner nominee DAN BRERETON (NOCTURNALS, Punisher, Marvel Ultimate Team,-Up, God-Sized Thor, Red Sonja).

RATFIST TP
story DOUG TENNAPEL
art / cover DOUG TENNAPEL & KATHERINE GARNER
DECEMBER 14
176 PAGES / FC / T
$19.99
Earthworm Jim creator DOUG TENNAPEL is publishing his Webcomic RATFIST, a vigilante-in-tights that satirizes comics, politics, philosophy, and even TENNAPEL himself! Featuring a forward written by MST3K/RiffTraxx's MICHAEL J. NELSON, and pinups by RYAN OTTLEY, SCOTT KURTZ, CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS and ETHAN NICOLLE!

THE ART OF CARBON GREY HC
art / wraparound cover  HOANG NGUYEN, KHARI EVANS & KINSUN LOH
DECEMBER 7
128 PAGES / 9" x 12" / FC / T+
$29.99
The art secrets of Image Comic’s masterpiece are revealed in THE ART OF CARBON GREY. Learn how three talented
artists united to create a uniquely beautiful and kinetic visual style. Follow their working processes and trace the evolution of the characters and worlds that made CARBON GREY the most explosive comic of the year.

CHEW OMNIVORE EDITION VOL. 2 HC
story JOHN LAYMAN
art / cover ROB GUILLORY
DECEMBER 7
272 PAGES / FC / M
$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.
Winner of the 2011 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series, this gorgeous oversized edition, loaded with extras, collects issues #11-20, the third and fourth story-arcs of the acclaimed series, “Just Desserts” and “Flambé.”

THE INFINITE, VOL. 1 TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover ROB LIEFELD
DECEMBER 7
120 PAGES / FC / T
$9.99
Freedom fighter, Bowen has lost everything in the war against The Infinite. His only hope, travel back in time to prevent their world domination before it starts! Bowen can’t do this alone, he must turn to the only ally he knows he can trust: HIMSELF. Now a man in his 40s, damaged by the horrors of war, must team-up with his younger, reckless and optimistic 20 year-old self in order to SAVE THE WORLD!
Collects THE INFINITE #1-4

THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY, VOL. 0 TP
story S. STEVEN STRUBLE
art VARIOUS
cover LINDSAY JANE
DECEMBER 7
96 PAGES / FC / T
$9.99
“LONELY HEART BLUES”
For the first time in print: Before disastrous road trips. Before style-points. Before Jazmin. Join LDB as he takes his first steps on his search for love. Told in shades of blue with artwork by SAM KIETH, JIM MAHFOOD, JIM VALENTINO and many more. Including never before seen artwork and an exclusive all-new story drawn by SINA GRACE.

OFFICER DOWNE: BIGGER, BETTER, BASTARD EDITION HC
story JOE CASEY
art / cover CHRIS BURNHAM
DECEMBER 7
96 PAGES/ FC / M
$12.99
The Badass With A Badge returns in a glorious oversized hardcover! Brought to you JOE CASEY (BUTCHER BAKER) and CHRIS BURNHAM (Batman, Inc.) – now with ADDED PAGES of over-the-top sex and violence – experience OFFICER DOWNE as it was meant to be experienced! You’ve never felt “command presence” quite like this! This is the cop that’ll keep coming back for more… even from beyond the grave! Now with all-new bonus features!

THE RED WING TP
story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art / cover NICK PITARRA
DECEMBER 14
140 PAGES  / FC / T+
$14.99
To stay alive in the future, the best fighter pilots in the world not only have to perfect their skills and master their aircraft, they also have to know how to travel through time.
Collecting the acclaimed mini-series brought to you by award winning writer JONATHAN HICKMAN and possibly the best new talent of the year, NICK PITARRA, THE RED WING is the story of the greatest battle in the history of three worlds.
Collects THE RED WING #1-4

SAM AND TWITCH: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, VOL. 2 HC
story BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & TODD MCFARLANE
art PAUL LEE, ALEX MALEEV, ANGEL MEDINA, CLAYTON CRAIN, JONATHAN GLAPION & ASHLEY WOOD
cover ASHLEY WOOD
DECEMBER 21
320 PAGES / FC / T+
$34.99
The Spawn Universe's favorite detectives come at you full-force in their own ground breaking series. Featuring an all-star cast of creators, the bar was set high for gritty crime fiction when Sam and Twitch first came on the scene. Follow the exploits of NYPD's two most dedicated public servants as they try to uncover the secrets behind the "Bounty Hunter Wars".  Also includes the never before reprinted "John Doe Affair" story arc by TODD MCFARLANE (story), with ALEX MALEEV (art) and PAUL LEE (art).
Collected in an all-new size and format, SAM AND TWITCH: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, VOL. 2 brings you the art and stories that made this series a classic. Extra features include an ASHLEY WOOD cover gallery and behind-the-scenes art.
Collects SAM and TWITCH #14-26

SCREAMLAND: DEATH OF THE PARTY TP
story HAROLD SIPE & CHRISTOPHER SEBELA
art LEE LESLIE
cover HECTOR CASANOVA
162 PAGES / FC / T+
STANDARD SIZE
$16.99
It’s con season in Screamland. When a legendary sex tape threatens to leak and Invisible Man is found murdered in his booth, it's up to Wolfman Carl and his pal Travis to run through the monstrous suspects and stop the film before it drives a stake through the heart of all their careers.
Collects SCREAMLAND #1-5

SHINKU, VOL. 1 TP
story RON MARZ
art / cover LEE MODER, MATTHEW WAITE & MICHAEL ATIYEH
DECEMBER 7
160 PAGES / FC / M
$14.99
Bloody horror meets martial-arts mayhem in the first collection from the sold-out series by RON MARZ (WITCHBLADE, ARTIFACTS) and LEE MODER (WONDER WOMAN). The last surviving member of a samurai family wages a one-woman war against a clan of vampires in modern-day Tokyo in the first story arc from the acclaimed new series. If you like your vampires to sparkle, look elsewhere! Also contains a cover gallery, sketchbook, pin-ups and the rare black, white and red ashcan edition.
Collects SHINKU #1-5

SPAWN: ORIGINS BOOK FIVE HC
story TODD MCFARLANE
art GREG CAPULLO, TODD MCFARLANE, DANNY MIKI & CHANCE WOLF
cover CLAYTON CRAIN
DECEMBER 7
325 PAGES / FC / T+
$29.99
CLASSIC SPAWN REPRINTED IN OVERSIZED HARDCOVER – BOOK 5!
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. SPAWN: ORIGINS BOOK FIVE HC includes classic SPAWN stories written by TODD MCFARLANE. Revisit stories of deception and betrayal, with Al's former boss, Jason Wynn, in the center of it all. Includes the epic clash between Spawn and the Savage Dragon! Extra features include color and b/w cover gallery and behind-the-scenes art. All this and more in an oversized, hardcover format complete with a wraparound painted cover by renowned artist, Clayton Crain. Grow your family of SPAWN: ORIGINS collection of books with this latest stellar addition.
Collects Spawn #51-62

SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 13 TP
story TODD McFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN
art GREG CAPULLO, DWAYNE TURNER & DANNY MIKI
cover CLAYTON CRAIN
DECEMBER 14
152 PAGES / FC / T+
$14.99
SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 13 is the latest addition to the ever-expanding classic SPAWN trade paperback program. Collecting classic issues written by Spawn creator TODD McFARLANE with legendary artist GREG CAPULLO providing stellar pencil work. Spawn visits Greenworld to help restore the earth's splendo. When he returns, he helps Sam and Twitch solve a series of senseless murders.
Relive the excitement of one of the best-selling independent comics of all time and grow your SPAWN: ORIGINS TP collection!
Collects SPAWN #75-80

SUPER DINOSAUR DELUXE COLORING BOOK!
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover JASON HOWARD
DECEMBER 7
64 PAGES / BW / E
$4.99
Holy smokes! It’s Super Dinosaur! It’s Derek Dynamo! It’s Max Maximus! It’s the Mega-Raptor! They’re all here – and they’re all in black and white! Hours upon hours of enjoyment is to be had in this deluxe coloring book! Woo!
IT’S A COLORING BOOK!

TALES FROM BEYOND SCIENCE HC
story MARK MILLAR, ALAN MCKENZIE & JOHN SMITH
art / cover RIAN HUGHES
DECEMBER 21
88 PAGES / FC / T
8.5” X 11”
$16.99
Follow your host Hilary Tremayne on eight surreal journeys into the unknown. Discover the truth behind the mysteries of spontaneous human combustion, the Bermuda Triangle, the lost 13th month, and the real reason men have nipples.
Drawn by RIAN HUGHES and written by a Rogue’s Gallery of Britain’s finest comic writers that includes MARK MILLAR (KICK ASS, WANTED), ALAN MCKENZIE (THE HARRISON FORD STORY) and JOHN SMITH (DEVIN WAUGH), this hardcover volume collects the complete series.

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 15: WE FIND OURSELVES TP

DECEMBER 7

story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
136 PAGES / BW / M
$14.99
The events of “No Way Out” have affected everyone in the community, and not everyone has survived to pick up the pieces. Rick and the survivors must now try to pick themselves up and carry in the wake of disaster... and by doing so, they find hope.
Collects THE WALKING DEAD #85-90

THE WALKING DEAD – RISE OF THE GOVERNOR NOVEL: DELUXE SLIPCASED EDITION
story ROBERT KIRKMAN & JAY BONANSINGA
DECEMBER 7
320 PAGES / BW / M
$74.99
Find out the true origins of The Governor, the most vile and deadly villain to appear in THE WALKING DEAD series. Discover his transformation into the monster we grew to know, presented in a deluxe format that will keep it looking pristine on a bookshelf for decades to come. A must have for any die-hard Walking Dead fan, and the perfect gift for well... anyone.
ALSO AVAILABLE, SIGNED EDITION LIMITED TO 200 COPIES, $124.99

THE WALKING DEAD OMNIBUS, VOL. 2 HC (NEW PRINTING)
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
DECEMBER 7
560 PAGES / BW / M
OVERSIZED
$100
BACK IN PRINT DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND!
This deluxe hardcover features the next 24 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues all in one massive, oversized slip-cased volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers and anyone needing a heavy object with which to fend off the walking dead.
Collects THE WALKING DEAD #24-48

WITCH DOCTOR, VOL. 1: UNDER THE KNIFE TP
story BRANDON SEIFERT
art / cover LUKAS KETNER
DECEMBER 14
112 PAGES/ FC/ T+
$12.99
“A glimpse into the future of horror comics” — Bloody Disgusting.
Meet Dr. Vincent Morrow, the Witch Doctor, in the smash hit debut title from Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Originals line! Dr. Morrow’s looking for a vaccine — for the apocalypse — and in his quest to understand the biology of the supernatural, he faces vampires, demonic possession, faeries and more.  
“Arguably the most accomplished debut by a pair of new creators in recent memory.” — Broken Frontier
COLLECTS WITCH DOCTOR #1-4

27: SECOND SET #4 (of 4)
story CHARLES SOULE
art RENZO PODESTA
cover SCOTT FORBES
DECEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.99
The second chapter of the 27 saga comes to a close with a stunning confrontation between Garland and one-hit-wonder-witch, Valerie Hayes. It’s a talent competition with the entire world as the audience, judged by none other than the God of Fame. The loser loses it all, and the winner takes… everything!

ARTIFACTS #15
story RON MARZ
art / cover STJEPAN SEJIC
DECEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.99
SEARCH FOR THE ANGELUS!
Everything is different. Everything is the same. And something is definitely wrong. The longtime WITCHBLADE team of RON MARZ (MAGDALENA, SHINKU) and STJEPAN SEJIC (ANGELUS) reunite as Tom Judge and longtime companion Tilly Grimes embark on a quest to solve the mystery of the Top Cow Universe. The first question they must answer… Who and where is the Angelus?

AVENGELYNE #6
story MARK POULTON
art OWEN GIENI
cover A ROB LIEFELD
cover B OWEN GIENI
cover C RILEY ROSSMO
DECEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
“THE HAND OF GOD,” Part Three
Conclusion to the second story arc! Avengelyne and Passover join Devlin on his exploration of the paranormal and learn more about his secret past with Operation Hellstrike. Meanwhile, Father Michael pays a visit to Torment, Ned Crowley, as he awaits trial! Will Priest tag along for the visit? Plus, an Extreme Origins back-up written by MARK POULTON with art by a guest artist!

BLOOD RED DRAGON #2
story JON GOFF
art CARLO SORIANO & CRIMELAB SYNDICATE
cover CARLO SORIANO
DECEMBER 7
24 PAGES / FC / T
$3.99
Limited print run of 5000 copies
KNEEL BEFORE THE MIGHT OF DARKEST OBLIVION!
As the world teeters on the brink of annihilation, Yoshiki is thrust into battle against a massive invasion force led by Oblivion's mightiest mass murderer, KY'RANN the Slayer.
It is up to Yoshiki, with the aid of his new allies, the beautiful, yet deadly, SHRINE MAIDENS of the DRAGON TEMPLE, to defeat Oblivion's armies. But can he hope to control the power of the Blood Red Dragon before it consumes him? Or is this the last standoff for the world's newest hero?
Created by comic book legend, STAN LEE, and rock icon, YOSHIKI, with art direction by the one-and-only, TODD McFARLANE, BLOOD RED DRAGON introduces a brand-new hero to the world of comics!!!
BORN OF LIGHT. POWERED BY DARKNESS.
A HERO WILL RISE.

BLUE ESTATE #8
story VIKTOR KALVACHEV & ANDREW OSBORNE
art VIKTOR KALVACHEV, TOBY CYPRESS & NATHAN FOX
cover VIKTOR KALVACHEV
DECEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
"STATE OF SHOCK"
Secrets aren’t the only things laid bare in the aftermath of a shocking reversal of fortune, while ticking time bombs of suspicion and paranoia threaten to blow a dangerous alliance to smithereens.  Love is unspoken and promises are made to be broken in episode eight of the fast, funny 100% cool smash hit series.  (But wait!  There’s more…at www.BlueEstateComic.com!)

DAOMU #8
story KENNEDY XU, COLIN JOHNSON
art KEN CHOU
cover EDWARD WANG
DECEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
Trapped in the legendary sunken Tomb of Cang Hai Wang, Sean closes in on a terrible secret regarding his family’s past. Nothing can prepare him for the truth, or the horrors that wait for him within shadows of the murky deep.

THE DARKNESS #98
story PHIL HESTER
art ROMANO MOLENAAR
cover JEREMY HAUN
DECEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
CELEBRATE THE FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY!
Fighting his way further into the Darkness dimension itself, Jackie Estacado will need be forced to decide what he is willing to sacrifice in order to confront and destroy the Darkness itself. Long time writer PHIL HESTER (Wonder Woman, Green Hornet) and ROMANO MOLENAAR (THE DARKNESS II: CONFESSION) barrel towards the landmark issue #100!

ELEPHANTMEN #38
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art AXEL MEDELLIN
cover BOO COOK
DECEMBER 7
40 PAGES / FC / M
$3.99
“THE KILLING SEASON,” Part Three
RAZORBACK versus BLACKTHORNE.... one lives, one dies!

EPOCH #5 (of 5)
story KEVIN McCARTHY
art PAOLO PANTALENA
cover PAOLO PANTALENA & BILL FARMER
DECEMBER 14
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.99
MORTAL COMBAT!
Fully embracing his Archangel heritage, Detective Jonah Wright has brutally battled his way through the ancient tournament, EPOCH. Now, finally, he has an opportunity to confront the murderer of his dead partner, Michael, and exact his own brand of justice. Will Jonah triumph and maintain the Angels' benevolent control over the Supernatural Council, or will he become just another body left on the tournament floor?

GLADSTONE’S SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS #8
story MARK ANDREW SMITH
art / cover ARMAND VILLAVERT
DECEMBER 14
32 PAGES / FC / E
$2.99
The Gladstone’s Cadets get an Extreme Supervillain Makeover as they venture deep into the heart of enemy territory, the Superhero Archives! What can they hope to learn about the now-fallen Shakurankai and the Devouring Storm that’s due to eat our sun in two week’s time? And will they be able to make it out in one piece, or will the Skull Brothers kick the hornet’s nest with them inside of it?

GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES #4 (of 4) (RES)
story MARK SABLE
art / cover PAUL AZACETA
DECEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
The shocking cause of the zombie outbreak in Afghanistan is finally revealed. The only way out for our uneasy alliance of Marines and Taliban is to turn the zombies against their creators.  Find out who - if anyone - will survive The Graveyard of Empires.

GREEN WAKE #8
story KURTIS J. WIEBE
art / cover RILEY ROSSMO
DECEMBER 28
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.99
“LOST CHILDREN,” Part Three
After the horrific murder of one of Green Wake’s most elusive citizens, a new organization emerges in open rebellion against the followers of Micah. While the opposing sides clash, murders continue to surface with no suspect in sight.

GUNS AND DINOS #2 (of 3)
story / art / cover FRANK CHO
DECEMBER 14
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
Things go from bad to worse as food, fuel and ammo begins to run out at the time-lost military base. Colonel Norr sets forth draconian rules to keep the ragged band alive as they brace for another attack from an unrelenting T-Rex family, but a new danger is revealed – one much more dangerous than the carnivores.

HACK/SLASH #11
story TIM SEELEY
art DANIEL LEISTER
cover A TIM SEELEY & CARLOS BADILLA
cover B  EMILIO LAISO
DECEMBER 14
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.50
“INTERDIMENSIONAL WOMEN'S PRISON BREAKOUT,” Part Three
Vlad is dying! Samhain is in the clutches of the highly evil, Bomb Queen, missing a limb or two! And a lone Cassie has to take out one really psychotic mime! Things are getting ugly up in here, in the conclusion to INTERDIMENSIONAL WOMEN'S PRISON BREAKOUT.

HAUNT #22
story JOE CASEY
art NATHAN FOX & JOHN LUCAS
cover NATHAN FOX
DECEMBER 14
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
The secret of Still Harvey Tubman revealed!  The mysterious new figure in Haunt's world has a past of his own... and this issue gives it all away in a special sequence drawn by John Lucas! You won't believe what his true purpose is – and what it means for the Kilgore brothers!

HEART #2 (of 4)
story BLAIR BUTLER
art / cover KEVIN MELLON
DECEMBER 7
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99
The evolution of cage fighter Oren "Rooster" Redmond continues – but will a fist to the face stop his momentum before it starts?  If you like dudes punching each other in the grill, this one's for you! 

THE INFINITE #5
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover ROB LIEFELD
DECEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99
Questions are answered and details are finally revealed. How did Imperius invent a time machine? Why? And what happened to him set him toward this path of conquest? Answers to all these questions and more contained in a very special issue focusing on the villain Imperius.

THE INFINITE #5 DELUXE EDITION
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover ROB LIEFELD
DECEMBER 7
48 PAGES / FC / T
$5.99
This Deluxe Edition of THE INFINITE #4 comes loaded with mountains of behind the scenes sketches and illustrations by ROB LIEFELD and piles of notes and script pages by ROBERT KIRKMAN. Much like your favorite extras-filled DVDs, this version will give you a glimpse behind the curtain to see all the usually unseen work that goes into the creation of a comic book.

THE LAST OF THE GREATS #3
story JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
art / cover  BRENT PEEPLES
cover B NUNO PLATI
DECEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
“THE DEAL,” Part Three
Meet mankind's last hope for survival. He's called The Last, and he hates our guts.
The Last is the center of our universe, Superhero, Celebrity, God-Emperor — and loving it. But Beaumont has one final dark secret that even the Last doesn't know. The balance between good and evil shifts once more.

THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY #9
story S. STEVEN STRUBLE
art / cover SINA GRACE
DECEMBER 28
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99
“WELCOME TO THE WORKING WEEK”
Home again, broken hearted and broke. The Li'l Depressed Boy's non-adventures continue as he faces his biggest challenge yet: Finding a job.

MAGDALENA #12
story RON MARZ
art NELSON BLAKE II, DAVID MARQUEZ, SAL REGLA & DAVE McCAIG
cover NELSON BLAKE II, SAL REGLA & DAVE McCAIG
DECEMBER 14
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.99
GUEST-STARRING WITCHBLADE!
Patience, Kristof, and Witchblade bearer Sara Pezzini race to retrieve the piece of the One True Cross, before it is once again lost to the world. Will Patience be able to recover the relic or will she share the fate of her ancestor? RON MARZ (ARTIFACTS, WITCHBLADE), NELSON BLAKE II (PILOT SEASON: MURDERER) and DAVID MARQUEZ (Secret Warriors, Days Missing) continue the fan favorite series!

MARKSMEN #6 (of 6)
script DAVID BAXTER
art JAVIER ARANDA, GARRY LEACH & JESSICA KHOLINNE
cover TOMM COKER
DECEMBER 14
32 PAGES / FC / T
$2.99
MINISERIES CONCLUSION!
New San Diego lies in ruins. The Hyatt, Marriot and convention center gone. Like spoilt children Duke and Deacon have destroyed what they couldn’t have. However like their predecessors, the Navy Seals, the MARKSMEN don’t EVER give up. Not even in death.

MORIARTY #7
story DANIEL COREY
art MIKE VOSBURG & ANTHONY DIECIDUE
cover  ANTHONY DIECIDUE
DECEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / T 
$2.99
“THE LAZARUS TREE,” Part Three
Veteran artist MIKE VOSBURG joins the creative team for this link in the Lazarus Tree mystery, which finds Moriarty reflecting on a case in 1880's Kingston, Jamaica. Answers are revealed to present-day questions, including the identity of the sniper that has been murdering residents of Kyauktada and stoking the fires of rebellion.

MORNING GLORIES #16
story NICK SPENCER
art JOE EISMA
cover RODIN ESQUEJO
DECEMBER 14
32 PGS / FC / M
$2.99
“P.E.,” Part Four

MUDMAN #2
story /art / cover PAUL GRIST
DECEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.50
A BRAND-NEW SUPERHERO COMIC BY PAUL GRIST!
Welcome to Burnbridge on Sea. Ideal for that quiet little break when you want to get away from the crowd. Or the law. But Bank Robbers Vince and Dobromil find it's not as quiet as it used to be. Not with Mudman around!

MYSTERIOUS WAYS #6 (of 6)
story JASON RUBIN
art / cover TYLER KIRKHAM
DECEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.99
MINISERIES CONCLUSION!
The mind-bending, action-packed supernatural thriller by JASON RUBIN (THE IRON SAINT, Crash Bandicoot) teams with TYLER KIRKHAM (Green Lantern Corps) comes to a thrilling conclusion as Sam’s eyes are open to the horrible truth and he must confront his demon for the final time!

NEAR DEATH #4
story  JAY FAERBER
art SIMONE GUGLIELMINI
cover  TOMM COKER
DECEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
Markham engages in a one-man war against an Asian gang when they kidnap a software mogul's girlfriend. But does the software mogul have his own hidden agenda?

PIGS #4
story NATE COSBY & BEN McCOOL
art BRENO TAMURA
cover BECKY CLOONAN
DECEMBER 14
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
“SIXTEEN”
Kill…or your best friends will murder you. What do you do? The stunning end of the first arc of PIGS by NATE COSBY (Jim Henson’s Storyteller), BEN McCOOL (MEMOIR, CHOKER) & BRENO TAMURA.

REED GUNTHER #6
story SHANE HOUGHTON
art / cover CHRIS HOUGHTON
DECEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / E
$2.99
"FROM COWBOY TO COWMAN!"
Reed recalls the tale of how he and his grizzly bear steed, Sterling, first met. This spooky and fun origin tale is the perfect jumping on point for folks who have never read the exciting adventures of Reed Gunther!

SEVERED #5
story SCOTT SNYDER & SCOTT TUFT
art / cover ATTILA FUTAKI
DECEMBER 14
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
“The Road Beckons”
In 1916, a boy runs away from home in search of his father. But along the way he meets a salesman with sharp teeth and a hunger for flesh. SCOTT SNYDER (American Vampire, Batman, Swamp Thing), SCOTT TUFT and ATTILA FUTAKI (Percy Jackson) are back with 2011’s most terrifying horror series. SEVERED.

SUPER DINOSAUR #7
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover JASON HOWARD
DECEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC / E
$2.99
As the Kingston family adjusts to living in the Dynamo Dome, Derek introduces Erin to her very own robot pal, Pixie! Meanwhile, Doctor Dynamo has to deal with the terrible truth that was revealed to him by Max Maximus... and the Dino-Men are up to no good!

SPAWN #214
story WILL CARLTON
art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE
cover MICHAEL GOLDEN
DECEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
"THE GATHERING STORM," Part Two
No longer willing to sit idly by as outside forces manipulate his life, Jim sends a violent warning in order to secure an uneasy alliance with one of his greatest enemies. Meanwhile, an old friend is pulled deeper into the pit of intrigue surrounding the new Hellspawn, as Marc's search into Jim's mysterious past takes a surprising turn.

THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #3 (of 6)
story JUSTIN JORDAN
art / cover TRADD MOORE
DECEMBER 7
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
The acclaimed new series continues as Luther decides to take advantage of his new talents and become a hero. He’s got the powers, he’s got the costume, but is it enough? Meanwhile the Librarian is tightening the noose around Luther’s life as the body count begins to pile up.

VESCELL #5
story ENRIQUE CARRION
art / cover JOHN UPCHURCH
DECEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
“HITLER’S A BITCH” 
Agent Barrino finds himself at war with evil gestapo scientists, crooked cops, and Fraulein femme fatales on his mission to make sure the most evil mustache never returns.

THE WALKING DEAD #92
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
DECEMBER 14
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99
Get ready for some action.

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #49
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
DECEMBER 7
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99
Everything is different now.

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #50
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
DECEMBER 14
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99
All alone now.

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #51
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
DECEMBER 21
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99
Too late to save this one.

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #52
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
DECEMBER 28
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99
Reunion.

WITCHBLADE #153
story TIM SEELEY
art DIEGO BERNARD & FRED BENES
cover A JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
cover B DIEGO BERNARD & FRED BENES
DECEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
The new creative team of TIM SEELEY (HACK/SLASH) and DIEGO BERNARD (The Man With No Name) smash occult and biker culture together as Sara is dragged deeper into the supernatural underbelly of Chicago by a coven of biker witches!

XENOHOLICS #3
story JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art SETH DAMOOSE
cover DAN DUNCAN
DECEMBER 21
32 PAGES / FC/ M
$3.50
“ALIEN GONE WILD!”
It’s an all out war between the Men in White and the Grey Aliens for possession of the Xenoholics! As our heroes continue on the run, they start to uncover the truth about their abductions. Secrets are revealed as this hot new series continues!

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