"Spawn" #250, "Dying & the Dead" & "Casanova's" Return Top Image's January 2015 Solicitations

Tue, October 21st, 2014 at 7:58am PDT | Updated: October 21st, 2014 at 3:07pm

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Image Comics has released solicitation information and images for new books and products shipping in January 2015. 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.

Image Comics Solicitations - Last Six Months


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CASANOVA: ACEDIA #1
STORY: MATT FRACTION & MICHAEL CHABON
ART / COVER: FÁBIO MOON & GABRIEL BÁ
JANUARY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Marooned in Los Angeles with no memory of his past, Casanova Quinn takes on the mystery of his criminal benefactor's tangled and bloody history—as strange occult forces from the future conspire to… do stuff? To him? To Los Angeles? To you? YES.
Featuring the first in a series of backup stories by Pulitzer Prize winner MICHAEL CHABON and CASANOVA co-creator GABRIEL BÁ.

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THE DYING AND THE DEAD #1
STORY: JONATHAN HICKMAN
ART / COVER: RYAN BODENHEIM
JANUARY 28 / 64 PAGES / FC / T+ / $4.50
"TODAY, TOMORROW, THE GRAVE"
A murder at a wedding reveals a fifty year-old secret. At great cost, a man with a dying wife is given the opportunity to save her. A lost tribe is reborn in another time. Seemingly disparate events that force relics from the Greatest Generation to come together for one last hurrah.
Brought to you by award-winning writer JONATHAN HICKMAN and fan-favorite artist RYAN BODENHEIM, THE DYING AND THE DEAD is high adventure meets end-of-life care.
It's Indiana Jones for Old People. There are no fedoras, only bedpans.

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SPAWN #250
STORY / COVER A: TODD MCFARLANE
ART: SZYMON KUDRANSKI
COVER B: GREG CAPULLO
COVER C: SKOTTIE YOUNG
COVER D: JOCK
COVER E: SEAN MURPHY
COVER F: PHILIP TAN
JANUARY 14 / 64 PAGES / FC / T+ / $5.99
This HUGE, TRIPLE-SIZED 250th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE marks only the second time an independent comic book has reached such a lofty number! This issue marks the cataclysmic climax in the story of the current Spawn: Jim Downing's final struggle against his costume while the fate of New York City lies in the balance.
From the ashes of that battlefield comes the long awaited return of the original Spawn… AL SIMMONS.
The celebration of this anniversary issue will feature covers from TODD MCFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO (Batman), SKOTTIE YOUNG (Rocket Raccoon), JOCK (Detective Comics), SEAN MURPHY (The Wake), and PHILIP TAN (Batman and Robin).

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IXth GENERATION #1
STORY: MATT HAWKINS
ART / COVERS: STJEPAN SEJIC
JANUARY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
In the future there is no more natural death, no needs unfilled and everything you could ever want is yours… as long as you're one of the ones chosen to live in this new Utopia and you're willing to subjugate yourself to these new self-proclaimed gods with "IX"s emblazoned on them.
Do the ends truly justify the means? Is a utopia built on genocide worth the price? Aphrodite, Velocity, Hades, and the other Nines establish fiefdoms in this new world and attempt to rule. Their internal clashes have escalated, but they are forced to put that aside as they face off against the relentless hordes of the Darkness. The sins of the past have come to claim those who would pretend to be Gods. The cybernetic future established in APHRODITE IX and CYBER FORCE finally comes face-to-face with the supernatural ARTIFACTS side of the Top Cow universe!

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REYN #1
STORY: KEL SYMONS
ART / COVER: NATHAN STOCKMAN
JANUARY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50
Reyn is a freelance swordsman and monster hunter who also might be the last of the legendary "Wardens" of the land of Fate, whose ranks long since faded into myth. He's haunted and driven by visions from a "guiding angel" who sets him on the path of a great quest—though Reyn's hardly the errant knight-type. He'll rescue and partner with the sorceress Seph, a member of a coven known as the Followers of Tek, hunted as heretics for their beliefs, but who may know what secrets Fate holds.

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CRIMINAL SPECIAL EDITION (ONE-SHOT)
STORY: ED BRUBAKER
ART: SEAN PHILLIPS & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER
COVER: SEAN PHILLIPS
JANUARY 28 / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99
CRIMINAL COMES TO IMAGE!
To celebrate the return of CRIMINAL to print, BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS return to their award-winning title for the first time in years for a 48-page special sure the thrill their readers, old and new alike!
It's 1976, and Teeg Lawless is doing 30 days in county jail with a price on his head, his only safe company from the savagery a beat-up old comic magazine his dead cellmate left behind. It's CRIMINAL like you've never seen it before, with a comic within the comic and all those slick ‘70s thrills!
"Brubaker and Phillips are the gold standard of the crime graphic novel." – Warren Ellis

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CRIMINAL SAVAGE EDITION MAGAZINE-SIZE VARIANT
STORY: ED BRUBAKER
ART: SEAN PHILLIPS & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER
COVER: SEAN PHILLIPS
JANUARY 28 / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $5.99
MAGAZINE FORMAT
As an added bonus—and due to the overwhelmingly positive response to the magazine-size variant of THE FADE OUT—the CRIMINAL SPECIAL EDITION will also be released in a Savage Edition, a variant in the style of magazine-size comics of the ‘70s!

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CRIMINAL, VOL. 1: COWARD TP (NEW PRINTING)
STORY: ED BRUBAKER
ART: SEAN PHILLIPS & VAL STAPLES
COVER: SEAN PHILLIPS
JANUARY 28 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99
The bestselling crime series returns to print in strikingly-designed new editions from Image, starting where it all began: CRIMINAL, VOL. 1: COWARD—a new take on noir that turned the heist story on its head and created a whole new underworld for BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS to explore.
BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' recent series FATALE and The FADE OUT have brought their work to a wider audience of new readers, and now is the perfect time to show them the work that made the award-winning team's reputation! 
"Brubaker and Phillips' books have always been about eight years ahead of their time." —Brian K. Vaughan

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HENSHIN OGN
STORY / ART / COVER: KEN NIIMURA
JANUARY 14 / 288 PAGES / BW / T+ / $19.99
I KILL GIANTS co-creator KEN NIIMURA (International Manga Award winner and Eisner nominee) brings a unique vision of life in Japan to the page in HENSHIN. The lives of a kid with peculiar superpowers, a lonely girl discovering herself in the big city, and a businessman on a long night out are some of the short stories included in this collection that will make you laugh, and even maybe shed a tear. Explore Tokyo as you've never seen it before under NIIMURA's masterful and imaginative storytelling, printed here for the first time in English.

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DARK ENGINE #5
STORY: RYAN BURTON
ART / COVER: JOHN BIVENS
JANUARY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
THIS IS HOW THE WORLD BEGINS.
Sym is trapped at the bottom of the ocean, the Enemy is on the move, and there is evil at every turn. But there is light in the darkness—the Inkface Ranger rises.

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STRAY BULLETS: SUNSHINE & ROSES #1
STORY / ART / COVER: DAVID LAPHAM
JANUARY 21 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50
STRAY BULLETS CONTINUES WITH THE BEGINNING OF A BRAND-NEW ARC OF STORIES!
SUNSHINE AND ROSES is about violence, love, and really bad decisions. The Baltimore underworld is falling apart at the seams and blood has been spilt. Where and when things went to hell in a handbasket can be traced back to a time a few years earlier, when a man named Harry ran the city, Spanish Scott and Monster enforced the rules, and an insecure young man named Orson met a wild and crazy girl named Beth. The two together cooked up the boldest, most outlandish, and just about the stupidest plan ever devised—a plan to steal a whole lot of Harry's money and drugs and get a little revenge along the way.
While every issue of STRAY BULLETS presents a complete story, the start of each new arc is the perfect place to jump on board and see what everybody else is talking about.

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BIG HARD SEX CRIMINALS HC
STORY: MATT FRACTION
ART / COVER: ZIGGY CHOOCH
JANUARY 14 / 320 PAGES / FC / Mx1000 / $39.99
Collecting the first ten issues of the Eisner and Harvey award-winning, TIME Magazine Best Comic of the year of our lord 2013, SEX CRIMINALS, in an oversized hardcover format guaranteed to embarrass you to order.

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'68, VOL. 4: RULE OF WAR TP
STORY: MARK KIDWELL
ART: JEFF ZORNOW, JAY FOTOS, & KYLE CHARLES
JANUARY 28 / 176 PAGES / FC / M / $19.99
The Vietnam War is over, but CIA Special Agent Declan Rule's war has just begun. With the vicious, well-trained German Shepherd Nero at his side, he will journey deep into the humid, blood-soaked hell of Cambodia in search of a madman, a demented neurosurgeon bent on the creation of a hard-wired army of the weaponized, radio-controlled undead whose mad plans murdered Rule's only son.
Collects '68: RULE OF WAR #1-4 & '68: HALLOWED GROUND

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BATTLE POPE, VOL. 3: PILLOW TALK TP (NEW PRINTING)
STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART: TONY MOORE & CORY WALKER
COVER: TONY MOORE & VAL STAPLES
JANUARY 7 / 120 PAGES / FC / M/ $12.99
BACK IN PRINT!
Picking up right where Volume Two left off, the latest trade paperback collection follows Pope through three love affairs and the sometimes deadly ramifications of them all. Jesus Vs. Santa! Pope makes time with The Virgin Mary! This one has it all!
Collects BATTLE POPE #9-11

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CHEW, VOL. 2: INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR TP (NEW PRINTING)
STORY: JOHN LAYMAN
ART / COVER: ROB GUILLORY
JANUARY 7 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $12.99
BACK IN PRINT!
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.
Collects CHEW #6-10

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DEADLY CLASS, VOL 1: REAGAN YOUTH TP (NEW PRINTING)
STORY: RICK REMENDER
ART / COVER: WESLEY CRAIG & LEE LOUGHRIDGE
JANUARY 7 / 160 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99
BACK IN PRINT!
It's 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can't focus in class. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin's top assassin, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class he's failing is "Dismemberment 101" and his crush has a double-digit body count. Welcome to the most brutal high school on earth, where the world's top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft. At Kings Dominion School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn't always metaphorical.
Collects DEADLY CLASS #1-6

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EAST OF WEST, VOL . 1: THE PROMISE TP (NEW PRINTING)
STORY: JONATHAN HICKMAN
ART / COVER: NICK DRAGOTTA
JANUARY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $9.99
BACK IN PRINT!
This is world. It is not the one we wanted, but it is the one we deserved. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam the Earth, signaling the End Times for humanity, and our best hope for life, lies in Death.
Collects EAST OF WEST #1-5

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GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS, VOL. 1 TP (NEW PRINTING)
STORY / ART / COVER: RYAN BROWNE
JANUARY 7 / 176 PAGES / FC / M / $17.99
BACK IN PRINT!
GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS follows the story of a group of incompetent, small-minded, super powered narcissists called "The Power Persons Five" who are hired by NASA to stop all farmers from launching themselves into space in homemade rocket ships. Unfortunately, for NASA, this goal is scarcely even addressed and the book focuses more on extramarital affairs, bank-robbing owls, big gross swollen heads, ghost cow heads, olde tyme boxers, tigers eating cheeseburgers in the Crab Nebula, buffalo judges and tons of aggressive swearing. Not so much a superhero book as it is a parody of basically everything and a celebration of weird that is jam-packed with references to RoboCop and Die Hard.

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HACK/SLASH: SON OF SAMHAIN, VOL. 1 TP
STORY: MICHAEL MORECI & STEVE SEELEY
ART: EMILIO LAISO
COVER: STEFANO CASELLI
JANUARY 14 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $12.99
Your favorite slasher hunter is BACK! When a mysterious cult of monsters arises, Cassie is forced to return to the life she thought she'd left behind. Coupled with a new partner and faced with enemies unlike any she has battled before, Cassie must confront the darkness in the world—and in her own life—in new ways. The agents of evil never rest; unfortunately for them, neither does Cassie Hack.

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HACK/SLASH OMNIBUS, VOL. 1 TP (NEW PRINTING)
STORY: TIM SEELEY
ART: STEFANO CASELLI, DAVE CROSLAND, & SKOTTIE YOUNG
COVER: TIM SEELEY
JANUARY 7 / 296 PAGES / FC / M / $29.99
BACK IN PRINT!
At the end of every horror movie, one girl always survives...in this case, Cassie Hack not only survives, she turns the tables by hunting and destroying the horrible slashers that would do harm to the innocent! Alongside the gentle giant known as Vlad, the two cut a bloody path through those who deserve to be put down...hard!

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HACK/SLASH OMNIBUS, VOL. 2 TP (NEW PRINTING)
STORY: TIM SEELEY
ART: EMILY STONE & REBEKAH ISAACS
COVER: TIM SEELEY
JANUARY 7 / 464 PAGES / FC / M / $29.99
BACK IN PRINT!
The HACK/SLASH collection readers have been waiting for, this second Omnibus collects the first 14 issues of the original ongoing series, and features classic slasher villains like Acid Washed and Father Wrath, as well as Cassie's first encounter with Georgia. All this and the first HACK/SLASH ANNUAL in one mega-volume!

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MAGDALENA ORIGINS, VOL. 1 TP (NEW PRINTING)
STORY: MALACHY CONEY & MARCIA CHEN
ART / COVER: JOE BENITEZ
JANUARY 28 / 192 PAGES / FC / T+ / $19.99
DISCOVER THE ORIGIN OF THE MAGDALENA!
Patience was not the first Magdalena. Not even the first to make her presence known in the modern Top Cow Universe. Go back and rediscover the origins of the Order of the Magdalena in this first of two "Origin" trade paperback volumes.
Collects THE DARKNESS V1 #15-18 and MAGDALENA V1 #1-3

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MIND THE GAP, VOL. 1: INTIMATE STRANGERS TP (NEW PRINTING)
STORY: JIM McCANN
ART / COVER: RODIN ESQUEJO & SONIA OBACK
JANUARY 7 / 160 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99
BACK IN PRINT!
Elle Peterssen is young, wealthy, and beautiful—and there is a reason someone tried to kill her. Only, Elle doesn't remember any of this. MIND THE GAP is a mystery with a paranormal twist. Elle, in a spirit form detached from her comatose body, must not only unravel the mystery of her attacker's identity and motive but her entire life as well. Who can she trust, in both this word and in the gap she exists in that lies between life and death? Filled with twists and turns, Elle's life isn't the only one turned upside down by the attack on her life. Deceit, secrets, and hidden agendas are everywhere in a story where everyone is a suspect, and no one is innocent.
Collects MIND THE GAP #1-5

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RISING STARS COMPENDIUM TP (NEW PRINTING)
STORY: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
ART: BRENT ANDERSON, KEU CHA, DAVID FINCH, & KARL MOLINE
JANUARY 28 / 1008 PAGES / FC / T+ / $69.99
BACK IN PRINT!
When RISING STARS first debuted in 1999, people hailed its fresh take on the superhero mythos, grounding the fantastic in reality. The groundbreaking series by acclaimed writer J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI/ (Babylon 5, Amazing Spider-Man, Thor) spawned three spin-off miniseries and has influenced successful TV shows like The 4400 and Heroes.
Collects RISING STARS #1-24, #0, #1/2, RISING STARS PRELUDE, RISING STARS: BRIGHT, RISING STARS: VOICES OF THE DEAD, & RISING STARS: UNTOUCHABLE.

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SAVAGE DRAGON ARCHIVES, VOL. 4 TP
STORY / ART / COVER: ERIK LARSEN
JANUARY 7 / 560 PAGES / BW / T+ / $19.99
THIS SAVAGE WORLD!
After taking the life of a deadly time-traveling foe, the world as Savage Dragon knew it is changed forever! Enter this vicious new universe and the strange and startling new world. Savage Dragon is a hunted fugitive with a world out to get him! The greatest comic book in the history of mankind takes things to the next level! It's like nothing you've ever encountered before!
Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #76-100

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SEX, VOL. 1: THE SUMMER OF HARD TP (NEW PRINTING)
STORY: JOE CASEY
ART / COVER: PIOTR KOWALSKI
JANUARY 7 / 168 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99
BACK IN PRINT!
Retired superhero Simon Cooke has returned to Saturn City to live life as a "normal" civilian. Easier said than done! You might've heard about SEX, but nothing beats the real thing!
Collects SEX #1-8

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SHELTERED, VOL. 1 TP (NEW PRINTING)
STORY: ED BRISSON
ART / COVER:  JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS 
JANUARY 7 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $9.99
BACK IN PRINT!
The men and women of Safe Haven have been preparing for any-and-all end of world scenarios for years. However, their bunkers, weapons and training can't save them from the one threat they never could have expected: their own children.
Collects SHELTERED #1-5

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SHOTGUN WEDDING, VOL. 1 TP
STORY: WILLIAM HARMS
ART / COVER: EDWARD PUN
JANUARY 28 /128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99
Once upon a time there were two assassins named Mike and Chloe who loved each other very much. On their wedding day, though, Mike abandoned Chloe and left her at the altar.
Fast forward four years and Mike is all set to marry a woman named Denise. It's going to be a wonderful day, picture-perfect. At least that was the plan...
...Unfortunately for Mike and Denise, Chloe has found out about the wedding and has decided to crash it. And she's bringing her favorite gun...
Collects SHOTGUN WEDDING #1-4

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SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 1 TP (NEW PRINTING)
STORY / ART: TODD McFARLANE
COVER: GREG CAPULLO
JANUARY 7 / 144 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99
BACK IN PRINT!
SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 1 reprints the stories and artwork (by TODD McFARLANE himself) that laid the groundwork for the most successful independent comic book ever published. SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 1 includes the introduction of not only Spawn, but also a number of other memorable and menacing characters, including Malebolgia and the Violator.
Collects SPAWN #1-6

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TECH JACKET, VOL. 3 TP
STORY: JOE KEATINGE
ART / COVER: KHARY RANDOLPH & EMILIO LOPEZ
JANUARY 7 / 144 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99
Zack Thompson: community college dropout, lives with his parents... This is who protects us from what lies beyond our world?! But he's also Tech Jacket, the self-styled "Galactic Guardian of Earth," and when a big ass space ship enters Earth's orbit, Zack will face the greatest challenge of his life!
Collects TECH JACKET (2014) #1-6

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ALEX + ADA #12
STORY: JONATHAN LUNA & SARAH VAUGHN
ART / COVER: JONATHAN LUNA
JANUARY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
Grave danger.

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BIRTHRIGHT #4
STORY: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
ART / COVER: ANDREI BRESSAN & ADRIANO LUCAS
JANUARY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
How do you adjust to the real world after living in a war zone for half your life? Mikey Rhodes and his family will find out firsthand, as danger from Terrenos presents itself on Earth.

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BITCH PLANET #2
STORY: KELLY SUE DeCONNICK
ART / COVER: VALENTINE DE LANDRO 
JANUARY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Now framed for murder INSIDE the prison, Kam is offered leniency if she'll train her crew for a death sport bout against a visiting team of male prisoners. From 2014 Best Writer Eisner nominee KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DeLANDRO (X-Factor) with colorist CRIS PETER (CASANOVA).

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COPPERHEAD #5
STORY: JAY FAERBER
ART / COVER: SCOTT GODLEWSKI & RON RILEY
JANUARY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50
There are no easy answers for Sheriff Clara Bronson in the conclusion of our first story arc!

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C.O.W.L. #8
STORY: KYLE HIGGINS & ALEC SIEGEL
ART: ROD REIS
COVER: TREVOR MCCARTHY
JANUARY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Thanks to Camden Stone, Geoffrey Warner has the villains he desperately needed. But at what cost? And how long can Geoffrey keep the lie going?

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DEAD@17: THE BLASPHEMY THRONE #6 (OF 7)
STORY / ART / COVER: JOSH HOWARD
JANUARY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50
Wrath unleashed. Judgment delivered. Earth...no more.

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DEADLY CLASS #11
STORY: RICK REMENDER
ART / COVER: WES CRAIG & LEE LOUGHRIDGE
JANUARY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Marcus and Maria fight for their life, and their love, as the sins of their past come crashing down all around them, wielding Uzis, shotguns, and machetes.
Steel your nerves for the heart-pounding finale to the second arc of RICK REMENDER and WES CRAIG's DEADLY CLASS.

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DEATH VIGIL #7 (OF 8)
STORY / ART / COVER: STJEPAN SEJIC
JANUARY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
Defeated and hopeless, Bernardette is sealed away in an unknown location while Sam is on death's bed… again. This has not been a good day for the Vigil. Can Clara, Mia, Anubis, Chiyoko, and Vlado find the enemy stronghold in time? Who would even know where it is?

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DRIFTER #3
STORY: IVAN BRANDON
ART / COVER A: NIC KLEIN
COVER B: MARKO DJURDJEVIC
JANUARY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
In his quest for revenge, Abram Pollux heads deep below the surface where he discovers that humans are not the dominant life form on Ouro.

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EAST OF WEST #17
STORY: JONATHAN HICKMAN
ART: NICK DRAGOTTA
JANUARY 14 / 40 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50
"FALLOUT"
In which we see how the horror of war has effected each and every nation -- and which nations will crumble and which will rise.
The Apocalypse: Year Two rumbles on in EAST OF WEST #17.

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FIVE GHOSTS #16
STORY: FRANK J. BARBIERE
ART / COVER: CHRIS MOONEYHAM
JANUARY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50
"MONSTERS & MEN," Part Four
Trapped.

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THE FUSE #9
STORY: ANTONY JOHNSTON
ART / COVER: JUSTIN GREENWOOD
JANUARY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
"GRIDLOCK," Part Three
Feels like Klem and Dietrich can't even interview someone without another two suspects popping up. But what's this case really about? The billion-dollar future of gridlocking? Sibling rivalry? Everybody's favorite motive, drugs? Or could it even be...SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY? Boom! Mind blown.

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GHOSTED #16
STORY: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
ART: JUAN JOSE RYP
COVER: DAN PANOSIAN
JANUARY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
Join us for a very special wedding, where "til death do us part" is given new meaning.

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GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #5
STORY / ART / COVER A: RYAN BROWNE
COVER B: NICK PITARRA
JANUARY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Behold the mind-blastin' conclusion to the first GHA story arc! The space crab invasion is here!!! Can the Power Person Five stop the sea life armada? Flying whales? FLYING WHALES!!!!!

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GONERS #4
STORY: JACOB SEMAHN
ART / COVER: JORGE CORONA
JANUARY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
"WE ALL FALL DOWN," Part Four
With the power vacuum widening, the horrors that stalk the Latimers set their eyes on King's Bluff itself.

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GRAVEYARD SHIFT #2 (OF 4)
STORY: JAY FAERBER
ART / COVER: FRAN BUENO
JANUARY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50
Liam spends the night locked in a crypt with his girlfriend. She's a vampire. And she's getting hungry...

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THE HUMANS #3
STORY: KEENAN MARSHALL KELLER
ART / COVER: TOM NEELY
COLORS: KRISTINA COLLANTES
JANUARY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
The scars brought home from war are not always visible... Plagued with flashbacks of violence and death, Johnny tries to forget visions of fire, bullets, and blood from his time in Vietnam, but the hooting calls of the Viet Kong fill his sleeping head and pour into his waking life as Bobby and The HUMANS welcome him back into the fold.

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INTERSECT #3
STORY / ART / COVER A: RAY FAWKES
COVER B: TULA LOTAY
JANUARY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
The fearsome creature known as "Lucky" delivers one of our travellers to perdition. The Lady of Birds takes to the wheeling skies. The complex riddle of INTERSECT turns fearsome and discordant...is this the final shape of the new world?

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THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY: SUPPOSED TO BE THERE TOO #4
STORY: SHAUN STEVEN STRUBLE
ART / COVER: SINA GRACE
JANUARY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99
"IT'S NOT MY BIRTHDAY"
Surprises abound as LDB meets Spike's friends and family.

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MANIFEST DESTINY #13
STORY: CHRIS DINGESS
ART / COVER: MATTHEW ROBERTS & OWEN GIENI
JANUARY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
NEW STORY ARC!
Venturing deeper into the heartland, the expedition discovers another arch, which can only signal new trouble, while Sacagawea experiences complications with her pregnancy...

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MORNING GLORIES #45
STORY: NICK SPENCER
ART: JOE EISMA
COVER: RODIN ESQUEJO
JANUARY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
"She's gone."

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NAILBITER #9
STORY: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
ART / COVER: MIKE HENDERSON
JANUARY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
Are the children of Buckaroo, Oregon all going to grow up to be serial killers? 

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ODYC #3
STORY: MATT FRACTION
ART / COVER: CHRISTIAN WARD
JANUARY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
O and her crew encounter...the Cyclops.

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PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX #3 (OF 5)
STORY: MICHAEL STOCK
ART / COVER: SINA GRACE
JANUARY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $2.99
It was two days after Christmas, and Penny's first thought was "If you can't trust your best friend, who can you trust?" So she gave the Wishing Box to her best friend Elizabeth. Or...PRINCESS Elizabeth, as she was soon known in her kingdom of Southern California where she ruled over all the dragons and beasties and even Penny herself.

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PROPHET: EARTH WAR #3 (OF 6)
STORY: BRANDON GRAHAM & SIMON ROY
ART / COVER: GRIM WILKINS
JANUARY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Diehard, John-Ka, and Rein-east push deep into dangerous alien territory on an assassination mission to kill the priest of a religion based on the extinction of humanity.

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PUNKS: THE COMIC #4
STORY: JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
ART / COVER: KODY CHAMBERLAIN
COVER B: JOEY INFURNARI
JANUARY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
I've written a lot of solicitation copy in my life. I am always curious if people actually read it or not. If you're reading this, email us at mail@punksthecomic.com and we'll send you a free digital thing.
From Eisner and Harvey nominees JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (The Bunker, I, Vampire) and KODY CHAMBERLAIN (Sweets, The Ride) yada yada yada.

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RASPUTIN #4
STORY: ALEX GRECIAN
ART: RILEY ROSSMO & IVAN PLASCENCIA
COVER: RILEY ROSSMO
JANUARY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
BETRAYED!
Rasputin's life changes forever when he's asked to save the prince's life. But first the mad monk has to let someone else die. His road to infamy begins here.

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RAT QUEENS #11
STORY: KURTIS J. WIEBE
ART: TESS FOWLER
COVER A: TESS FOWLER & ROC UPCHURCH
COVER B: ROC UPCHURCH
JANUARY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
"BRAGA: THE ONCE PRINCE, NOW BASTARD"
Before joining the Peaches, Braga was destined to become the greatest leader of her people. But a life changing decision proved too controversial for even her most devout followers. A former life paved on the bodies of her enemies left behind...what choice was worth losing everything?
Featuring guest artist TESS FOWLER!
Special incentive cover by regular artist ROC UPCHURCH! 

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REVIVAL #27
STORY: TIM SEELEY
ART: MIKE NORTON
COVER: JENNY FRISON
JANUARY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Em and May continue their search for the missing father of Em's child. Are they ready for what hides in the deep, dark, cold water?

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RISE OF THE MAGI #7
STORY: MARC SILVESTRI
ART: SUMEYYE KESGIN & TINA VALENTINO
COVER A: TINA VALENTINO
COVER B: SUMEYYE KESGIN
JANUARY 21 / 40 PAGES / FC / T+ / $4.99
OVERSIZED FIRST SEASON FINALE ISSUE!
The brilliant, nefarious tech giant Henrich Crisp and the Troll King of Rune have gone mad. Each has decided that if they can't rule their respective worlds, they will destroy them. Firing a nuclear missile from a captured ballistic submarine, the Troll King has launched Earth's most terrifying "Magic Of Mass Destruction" at the unprotected Orb. Asa Stone has only now discovered who he truly is, but is it too late to save existence itself? Find out in the epic—and extra long—series finale!

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ROCHE LIMIT #5
STORY: MICHAEL MORECI
ART / COVER: VIC MALHOTRA
JANUARY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Alex, Sonya, and Bekkah desperately try to get off of Roche Limit and escape the escalating destruction. Learn the secrets of the anomaly in the final issue of the first volume of the critically acclaimed breakout hit!

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RUMBLE #2
STORY: JOHN ARCUDI
ART / COVER: JAMES HARREN
JANUARY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Last week, Bobby LaRosa was miserable—miserable with his dead-end job, his callous ex-girlfriend, and his lazy, loser skinhead buddy. This week, it's all sword-swinging scarecrows, guts-dripping demons, a giant bog mummy, and six headed monsters! Right now, last week's not looking too bad. You get some answers, more questions, and a whole lot of crazy in the second issue of RUMBLE.

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SAVAGE DRAGON #202
STORY / ART / COVER: ERIK LARSEN
JANUARY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
Stripped of his lightning powers, Malcolm Dragon finds that he can no longer rely on the one thing that kept him alive! Now he faces his most fearsome challenge yet—at a time when he's at his most vulnerable. Malcolm Dragon fights the Deadly Damsels of the Vicious Circle! Raptor! Vein! Samurai! Insect! Tigress! Volcanic! Climax! Double-Paige!

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SEX #19
STORY: JOE CASEY
ART: IAN MacEWAN & PIOTR KOWALSKI
COVER: PIOTR KOWALSKI
JANUARY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
Sometimes a cover says it all. Plus: guest art by Ian MacEwan.

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SHUTTER #8
STORY: JOE KEATINGE
ART / COVER A: LEILA DEL DUCA & OWEN GIENI
COVER B: ROSS CAMPBELL
JANUARY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Cambodia.

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SINERGY #3
STORY / ART: MICHAEL AVON OEMING & TAKI SOMA
COVER A: MICHAEL AVON OEMING
COVER B: CHARLIE ADLARD
JANUARY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
In the wake of her father's injury, Jess dons her full costume to become a demon hunter. Even as the police close in on her and her mother becomes more suspicious that something is horribly wrong with this family and she may want out!
Special incentive cover by THE WALKING DEAD's CHARLIE ADLARD!

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SOUTHERN BASTARDS #7
STORY: JASON AARON
ART / COVER: JASON LATOUR
JANUARY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
As a kid, Euless Boss had football in his blood. But all football ever did for him was make him bleed. Until the day he met a strange man who would change his life and the fate of Craw County forever.

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SPREAD #7
STORY: JUSTIN JORDAN
COVER A: KYLE STRAHM & FELIPE SOBREIRO
ART / COVER B: LIAM COBB & FELIPE SOBREIRO
COVER C: MICHAEL ADAMS & KYLE STRAHM
JANUARY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
"THE PREACHER'S STORY," with guest artist LIAM COBB.

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SUPREME: BLUE ROSE #6
STORY: WARREN ELLIS
ART / COVER: TULA LOTAY
JANUARY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
Things are closing in on Littlehaven. Barely escaping the center of town with her life, Diana Dane has to solve the puzzle of Ethan Crane before agents of this world and others stop her from understanding the true nature of the "supreme non-state actor."

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TECH JACKET #7
STORY: JOE KEATINGE
ART / COVER: KHARY RANDOLPH & EMILIO LOPEZ
JANUARY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
Tech Jacket's first victory is overshadowed by the fact that Earth is completely and utterly screwed, while a strange visitor appears to make his personal life go bananas.

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THEY'RE NOT LIKE US #2
STORY: ERIC STEPHENSON
ART: SIMON GANE & JORDIE BELLAIRE
COVER: SIMON GANE & FONOGRAFIKS
JANUARY 7 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
It serves you right to suffer.

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TOOTH & CLAW #3
STORY: KURT BUSIEK
ART / COVER A: BENJAMIN DEWEY
COVER B: ALEX ROSS
JANUARY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
Enter: Goodfoot the Sly. Is she here to help the wizards...or herself? [Hint: herself.]

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A VOICE IN THE DARK: GET YOUR GUN #5 (OF 5)
STORY / ART: LARIME TAYLOR
COVER A: LARIME TAYLOR & SYLV TAYLOR

COVER B: CHANDRA FREE
JANUARY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Zoey and Rio narrowly escape the wrath of Mr. Jenkins, but the trouble isn't over yet. One of Zoey's roommates has discovered her dark secret.

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THE WALKING DEAD #136
STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, & CLIFF RATHBURN
COVER: CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART
JANUARY 14 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99
Found.

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THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #7
STORY: KIERON GILLEN
ART / COVER: JAMIE MCKELVIE & MATT WILSON
JANUARY 21 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Last year, before The Recurrence, fans gathered from their lonely worlds at RAGNAROCK to wonder whether the gods were really about to return or not. Now, as the next RAGNAROCK approaches, everyone knows things are different. What's more, there are two gods still to emerge. Will anyone there get "lucky?" Look at us whistle, shuffle feet, and avoid eye contact.

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WITCHBLADE #182
STORY: RON MARZ
ART / COVER A: LAURA BRAGA
COVER B: STJEPAN SEJIC
JANUARY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
Mysterious agents have appeared in the small town Sara Pezzini calls home. Their agenda, and the secret power behind them, will change Sara's life forever. The next evolution of the WITCHBLADE saga begins here!

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WYTCHES #4
STORY: SCOTT SNYDER
ART / COVER: JOCK
JANUARY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99 
Now, with the true nature of the wytches revealed, Charlie descends into the Earth in a desperate race to save his daughter and his family from an inconceivable fate.

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ZERO #14
STORY: ALES KOT
ART: MARIO OLEKSICKI & JORDIE BELLAIRE
COVER A: MARIO OLEKSICKI & TOM MULLER
COVER B: TONCI ZONJIC & TOM MULLER
JANUARY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
It all mattered. All of it. 
Has the world gone mad?

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