Image Comics solicitations for product shipping October, 2001

Tue, July 17th, 2001 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

THE 10TH MUSE #7
(W) Marv Wolfman (P) Roger Cruz (I) Dark Design


This is the BIG ONE! The "10th Muse" goes monthly and it is the start of a new story arc. At long last the Muse meets Maxwell Gideon and learns the terrible secrets that caused her to be banished to Earth almost five thousand years before. Also! The truth behind Gideon's millennia-long hunt for her. When all the facts are revealed the Muse has to make one final, tragic decision: she must sacrifice her own life to save the lives of her friends. Don't miss this amazing turning point in the life of Emma Sonnet and the Muse.


FC 32pp $2.95

NOTE: THIS BOOK SHIPS WITH 2 COVERS


COVER A: Roger Cruz cover


COVER B: Rena Mero photo cover

AGE OF BRONZE #12
by Eric Shanower


The story of the Trojan War continues as the forces of Agamemnon reach Troy and storm from their ships to the attack. But hold on minute--this isn't Troy! Oops! Where in the world have they ended up and who are these people they're slaughtering?


BW 24pp $3.50

CREEPS #1
(W) Dan Mishkin and Tom Mandrake (A) Tom Mandrake


The creeps are coming for you. They're lurking in the shadows, and they're near enough to touch. They used to be content to stay out of the glare of the city's bright lights. But bad things have been happening-bad things that only the creeps can see. And only the creeps can stop. The creeps are coming for you and they're whispering their names: Eyeball, Gurgle, Booger, Chitter, Breaker, Gelulite and Mrs. Skank. And though you may recoil from them in horror, (italic)they(italic) are not the monsters. And one day soon, your life may depend on them.

CREEPS is coming for you from the minds of acclaimed Spectre and Martian Manhunter artist Tom Mandrake and Blue Devil co-creator and Shi writer Dan Mishkin.

The Creeps are coming for you in a tale that mixes horror with heroism...and its own weird brand of humor. Their first adventure begins here. Give yourself the Creeps!


FC 32pp $2.95

DISICPLES #4
(W) Chris Dows and Colin Clayton (P) Laurence Campbell (I) Larry Shuput


Does Las Vegas spell doom for the Disciples? As two members are at the mercy of the mysterious Mr. Nunsthorpe, the rest of the Disciples fight amongst each other, but is it due to long suppressed hatred or a result of the "Apples of Sodom", an ancient curse spawned from the banks of the Dead Sea? And can a spell that conjures up images of the Rat Pack (Sinatra, Martin, etc) really save the Disciples? The climatic conclusion to the first story arc ends with a fiery bang!


FC 32pp $2.95

FELON #1
Minotaur Press


(W) Greg Rucka (P) Matthew Clark (I) Ray Snyder


It's the debut issue of the new hard-boiled crime comic written by Greg Rucka (Whiteout, Queen & Country, Detective Comics) and penciled by Matthew Clark (Wonder Woman, Fuzzy Dice). The Felon's just done five hard years for the State, and now she's back on the street with a simple To-Do List: get a haircut; grab a shower; eat a burger; and, oh yeah, nail the SOBs who took her money and left her to take the fall. It's not about right or wrong-it's all about the crime.


FC 32pp $2.95

HELLSPAWN #15
Todd McFarlane Productions


(W) Steve Niles (A) Ashley Wood (Cover) Ashley Wood


"Blinded"


The battle of the year continues! Miracleman drags the Hellspawn and their battle into an arcane arena where no humans will interfere. Both Hellspawn and hero are faced with a choice they must confront, and in the end an innocent heart will cease to beat. A common truth will be revealed and a long-time lie exposed. The repercussions will change Miracleman, Spawn and the world forever! Prepare to be shocked.


FC 32 pp $2.50

IMAGE INTRODUCES...PRIMATE #1
(W) Beau Smith & Kevin Bernhardt (P) By Mitch Byrd (I) Ryan Odagawa (C) Mark Nicholas (Cover) Alex Garner


Question: What happens if you piss off an 800 pound Gorilla? What if it's one that has 100 % full throttle use of his brain? Answer: Run like Hell! And then run a little faster!

Famed neurologist and anthropologist Dr. Catherine Lim's Primate field lab in Africa is attacked by an elite band of ruthless poachers. All of her study group of chimps, apes and orangutans are stolen or killed, except one. The only survivor is her prize pupil, Bobo -- an 800 pound giant silverback ape. Triggered by the emotional strain of losing loved ones and the use of a secret ancient science, Bobo's brain capacity is opened up to its full 100% use. A giant ape with intelligence -- not quite animal, not quite human, but better than either.

Follow Bobo's bloody trail of revenge from the jungles of Africa to the streets of New York as he seeks out the poachers who destroyed his home and struggles with a mind so powerful that it now equals the strength of his body.

Written and created by popular comic writer Beau Smith (Star Wars Tales) and Hollywood screenwriter and actor Kevin Bernhardt (The Immortals and this year's Amazing Grace). These two creative minds combine to present a blockbuster Hollywood thriller in comic book form.


FC 32pp $2.95

KABUKI VOL 2: DREAMS Hardcover Edition
(W/A) David Mack


For the first time ever in Hardcover! KABUKI DREAMS presents the long out of print second volume of the Kabuki saga. Now readers who have their Kabuki library stocked with every other Kabuki hardcover or paperback of volume 1-5 can finally ad this missing volume (2) to complete their collection.

Much more than the out of print 48p DREAMS paperback, this 128p hardcover volume presents all the very first fully painted Kabuki books (The Kabuki Color Special & Kabuki Dreams of the Dead), but also the entire fully painted Kabuki 1/2, and a BRAND NEW Kabuki story written and painted by David Mack just for this volume.

60 pages more than the out of print paperback, this volume also includes a cover gallery, brand new pages of art, sketches, in depth commentary of layers of the story, and an insightful introduction by Brian Michael Bendis (Powers, Ultimate Spiderman).

Also features a brand new dust jacket painting by David Mack, embossed cover, special end pages and more! New Mack fans and older Kabuki readers alike are searching for these early Kabuki stories, and this book delivers with loads of extras and a brand new story!


FC 128pp $24.95

LAST SHOT #2
(W)Locke (A)Long Vo


"Metal in his Heart"


For a cybernetically enhanced bounty hunter named Revolver, a little peace and quiet is as simple as a 70 mile trek through a burning hot desert. He finds neither when he discovers the mysterious girl with the 6 million waht bounty on her is determined to follow him anywhere he travels-- making them both prime targets for anyone with greed and a gun. It's not long before the most feared bandits of the Nsen desert wastelands surround them and attack with their deadliest maneuver! Guns, attitude, and a small step closer to uncovering the secret behind the girl, the massive bounty, and Nsen's own bloody past. It's hard not to kill someone when you have guns built into your hands.


FC 32pp $2.95

Note: This issue includes a full 24 page story in full color plus a gallery of development sketches and other illustrations.

MAGDALENA/ANGELUS #1/2
Top Cow Comics


(W) Marcia Chen, (P) Brian Ching, (I) Victor Llamas, (C) Matt Nelson


The Angelus is the embodiment of the light; Magdalena is the warrior of the church. Both have fought to destroy the Darkness, but what happens when they are on opposite sides of a battle? Find out in this incredible reprint of the original exclusive and sold out issue. Plus, with an all new cover by Magdalena artist Joe Benitez, this is one issue you'll surely not want to miss!


FC 24 pp $2.95

METALLICA FIGURE ASSORTMENT
McFarlane Toys


Item #12300


Metallica is being offered in two forms by McFarlane Toys. The first is each band member Lars, James, Jason and Kirk as a carded figure complete with instruments

This item ships 12 per case. No guarantee of mix. Please inquire about pricing.


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METALLICA BOX SET
MCFarlane Toys


Item #12170


The second Metallica option is a deluxe boxed set featuring all four band members with complete instruments, and stage and lighting re-creating the band's 1988 And Justice For All tour.

This item ships 4 per case. Please inquireabout pricing.


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MIDNIGHT NATION #11
Joe's Comics


(W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Gary Frank (I) Jonathan Sibal (C) Matt Milla


The battle is coming to a head. Will David Grey keep his soul AND be able to save the life of Laurel? The end of their journey is here and all of their hopes and dreams rely on the outcome of this last test.


FC 32 pp $2.50

MR. RIGHT #2
(W) Tom DeFalco (P) Ron Frenz (I) Sal Buscema (L) Jack Morelli (C) Bob Sharen


Our second issue features TWO complete stories!


"General Public!" (11 pages)


Cover by Ron Frenz & Sal Buscema


When an attempt is made on the life of popular shock jock Conrad Worm, our digital defender suddenly finds himself pitted against General Public, a costumed vigilante who makes war an anyone who panders to the lowest common denominator. Plus: Carlyn Click makes a startling discovery about the psychic link that connects Jeffrey Lopez to Mr. Right.

"Professor Pong and His Deadly DOT Commandos!"


A flipbook PAINTED cover by Christopher Moeller (the highly acclaimed writer/artist of the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA

graphic novel "A LEAGUE OF ONE")


After living in obscurity for years, the inventor of a once-popular video game lashes out against everyone who ever betrayed him--a list that includes Poindexter Click, the man who invented Mr. Right. Plus: Carlyn must make a painful decision about her recent discovery, and Jeff learns that Mr. Right possesses an exciting new super-power.

PLUS--bonus TEXT feature--another installment of our popular HOW TO WRITE COMICS by Tom DeFalco (continued from RANDY O'DONNELL IS THE M@N #2 and #3)

"Facing The Blank Page!"


Okay, you've got a killer idea but aren't quite sure how to transform it into a saleable story. This column will discuss various ways to begin the process of crafting a story and facing that dreaded blank page.


FC 32pp $2.95

OBERGEIST #6
Minotaur Press


(W) Dan Jolley, Tony Harris (P) Tony Harris (I) Ray Snyder (C) Matt Hollingsworth


The cataclysmic raid on the FPR compound. The solving of the "stone and wood" riddle. The answer to the central question: Will Jurgen achieve redemption for his countless unspeakable sins? All are here, along with several hundred thousand rounds of ammunition, as Obergeist: Ragnarok Highway reaches its apocalyptic climax!


FC 32pp $2.95

POWERS #15
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Mike Avon Oeming

POWERS IS BACK WITH A VENGEANCE!!

After a short hiatus, POWERS returns with a whole new case, a whole new murder, and a whole new direction.

One of the greatest supergroups of all time has broken up, and the split is NOT amicable. When the most public member of the group is violently murdered, the suspect list is a who's who of the most flamboyant and popular super-powered figures in the city.

It's cops and capes like you've NEVER seen before in the surprise hit from super-hot comic writer and Eisner Award winner Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man titles, Daredevil, Alias) and full-color Art Deco comic artist Mike Avon Oeming (Bluntman and Chronic, Hammer of the Gods).


FC 32pp $2.95

RADIX #1
by Ray and Ben Lai


In a society where technological advancement is its only aspiration, the human factor is considered nothing more than a small part of an equation. But Radix changed all that. Follow Valerie Fiores, as she takes the journey to discover the truth about herself, her past, her world, and about… Radix.

On a planet called Earth, scientists discover a mysterious force. It's thought that it would lead the human race to a new era. Six major cities throughout the globe combined their efforts in hope to understand it. However, the force grew out of control and five cities where left annihilated in its wake. Now time is running out for the remaining one. They must find a way to contain it before suffering the same fate.

The dawn of a new era in evolution… Radix.


FC 32pp $2.95

RISING STARS #18
Joe's Comics


(W) J. Michael Straczynski (A) Brent Anderson (C) John Starr


Brent Anderson and J. Michael Straczinski continue this best selling saga of the lives of the Pederson specials. Now into the third and final chapter of the series, all pieces of the puzzle begin to come together. Will they indeed change the world?


FC 32pp $2.50

SAM & TWITCH #27
Todd McFarlane Productions


(W)Todd McFarlane (A)Ashley Wood (Cover)Ashley Wood


"Death Row Confessions"


SPECIAL TODD MCFARLANE/ASHLEY WOOD ONE-SHOT


Join Sam and Twitch in this special one-shot story as the two detectives are unexpectedly brought in to interrogate a murderer on death row in hopes of convincing him to the release information on where he buried an 8-year-old girl. The two detectives are racing against time to try and uncover the grisly grave, all the while wondering why they are the ones that must gather the information on this murder. Features the special creative team of writer Todd McFarlane and multimedia artist Ashley Wood.


FC 32 pp $2.50

SAVAGE DRAGON #91
by Erik Larsen.


THINGS GET NASTY. RAPTURE returns to menace the Savage Dragon! In the war ravaged Chicago, Dragon finds that the deadly domino effect that resulted from killing a fiendish time-traveling foe meant the life of his former lover was spared. The only problem is-- in this Savage World things played out in an entirely different manner-- the super-powered prostitute became a vicious cold blooded killer and the unknowing Savage Dragon is her next intended victim! As always, this issue of Savage Dragon is COMPLETELY accessible to old and new readers! Savage Dragon comes with our Highest Possible Recommendation!


FC 32pp $2.95

SPAWN #115
Todd McFarlane Productions


(W) Todd McFarlane and Brian Holguin (P) Angel Medina (I) Danny Miki (C) Brian Haberlin (Cover) Greg Capullo


"The Bridge" Part ll


Driven to the edge by feverish dreams of doomed ancestors and vengeful spirits, a young architect searches for answers in the remote wilderness of Japan. What were the unspeakable crimes of his forefathers, crimes that hound him across the centuries? His quest seems to lead him to a mysterious bridge that spans worlds, and a doorway to unimaginable evil. Is he merely going mad or has he literally brought forth Hell on earth? In the end, only Spawn can know for sure. Part two of two.


FC 32pp $2.50

SPAWN SERIES 20 ULTRA ACTION FIGURES: CLASSIC II
McFarlane Toys


Item # 11230


Spawn Series 20: Classic II has five carded figures and a deluxe boxed set featuring all-new renditions of classic Spawn comic book characters. Each figure is amazingly detailed and articulated, and sculpted used comic artwork as reference.

  • Spawn VI

  • Medieval Spawn III

  • Clown IV

  • Violator

  • Domina

    This item ships 12 per case. No guarantee of mix. Please inquire about pricing


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    SPAWN SERIES 20: OVERTKILL DELUXE BOX
    Todd McFarlane Productions


    Item #11241


    The deluxe boxed set for Spawn Series 20: Classic II is Overtkill. This biomechanical creation is full-on angry and ready for battle. Based on classic Spawn comic book artwork.

    This item ships 6 per case. Please inquire about pricing.


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    TOMB RAIDER #17
    Top Cow Comics


    (W) Dan Jurgens, (P) Andy Park, (I) Jonathan Sibal, (C) Jonathan D. Smith


    "Pieces of Zero" Part 2


    Part two of the four-part "Pieces of Zero" continues as Lara Croft finds herself embroiled in matters even she can't comprehend. Though Lara has unearthed many artifacts that have endangered her, never has she found anything that threatens the world as a whole. Is it possible Lara's latest find is so lethal it will somehow unravel the fabric of reality itself?


    FC 32 pp $2.50

    UNIVERSE #3
    Top Cow Comics


    (W) Paul Jenkins, (P) Clayton Crain, (I) Jonathan Glapion, (C) Steve Firchow


    To some, Hell is a state of mind. To others, it's a place. But Tom Judge now knows the truth: that Hell is right here, right now, and it's coming apart at the seams. As Earth and Hell begin to merge and the Rapture grows ever stronger, Tom meets an old friend who may have important clues as to the nature of the universe, and where Tom fits in to the framework. There may be yet a way to halt the inevitable End of All Things but in doing so, Tom will have to make the most difficult choice of his life


    FC 32 pp $2.50

    WARLANDS: AGE OF ICE #3
    (W) Adrian Tsang (P) Pat Lee (I) Rob Armstrong


    The stakes are raised as Zeph and his companions discover the Empress' true plans for the beleaguered masses of Warlands enslaved population. Zeph is forced to forge an uneasy alliance with a former foe as Science and Magik are pitted against each other in a battle for the fate of the entire planet.


    FC 32pp $2.95

    WITCHBLADE #52
    Top Cow Comics


    (W) Paul Jenkins (P) Brian Ching (C) Steve Firchow


    After finding out more of the hidden secrets behind the Witchblade, Sara sets her sights on learning the truth behind its existence and just why she was chosen to become its present day wielder. Plus, after being told her purpose in life, Sara may just change her destiny to prevent a future she doesn't want to see become reality!


    FC 32 pp $2.50

    WITCHBLADE/LADY DEATH SPECIAL
    Top Cow Comics


    (W) David Wohl, (P) Francis Manapul, (I) Livesay, (C) Jonathan D. Smith


    Worlds collide in Top Cow's first ever cross-over with Chaos Comics as Lady Death invades the Top Cow Universe in search of Sara Pezzini and the Witchblade!!! Join Witchblade co-creator and co-scribe David Wohl and Top Cow's newest penciling sensation Francis Manapul as they venture from the darkest depths of hell to the streets of New York City in a tale of two women and their tormented souls. The crossover event of the year is here!


    FC 48 pp $4.95

    WITCHBLADE #1: CGC TOP COW COLLECTION EDITION
    Top Cow Comics


    (W) David Wohl / Christina Z (P) Michael Turner (I) D-Tron (C) Jonathan D. Smith


    Top Cow and CGC (Comics Guaranty LLC) have joined forces to create what will soon be one of the most sought after collectible series around, the Top Cow Collection. A special number of highly graded select Top Cow comics, graded and distinctly labeled, all being limited to 100 copies or less. The original first printing of Witchblade #1 kicks off this incredible collection with a strictly graded run of 9.4 or higher, limited to only 100 copies! With more classic and hard to find issues from the Top Cow vault being added to future editions of the collection, you want to make sure you secure your Witchblade #1 CGC Top Cow Collection Edition today!


    FC 32 pp

    Please inquire about pricing.

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