Image Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping April, 2006

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Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Image Comics has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for product shipping April, 2006.

Image Solicitations - Last Six Months

FRANK CHO WOMEN: SELECTED DRAWINGS AND ILLUSTRATIONS HC
April 26 o 112 pg o BW o $24.99

written by FRANK CHO


art & cover by FRANK CHO

From FRANK CHO, the award-winning creator of LIBERTY MEADOWS and ZOMBIE KING, comes FRANK CHO WOMEN: SELECTED DRAWINGS AND ILLUSTRATIONS. This 112-page collection will showcase FRANK CHO's past and present illustrations and you will see why he's considered one of the top modern masters of the female form.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ROCKETO: JOURNEY TO THE HIDDEN SEA #7
APRIL 12 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

written by FRANK ESPINOSA & MARIE TAYLOR


art & cover by FRANK ESPINOSA

"REUNIONS"


After surviving a crash landing in the Hidden Sea Rocketo begins searching for his doomed crew only to encounter Gordon Scarletto at . Later, a beautiful young woman holds the key to some astounding revelations.

ASTRO GN
April 5 o 40 pg o FC o $ 6.99

written by NILSON


art & cover by Nilson

Beautifully painted graphic novel. We follow a little crash landed astronaut on his road-movie like journey, encountering whimsical beings and events on the sides of the road, 'til a cosmic finale inside a giant nautic star.

BOOK OF SHADOWS #1 (of 2)
April 5 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

written by MARK CHADBOURN


art & cover by BO HAMPTON

One frightened girl. One goddess of blood and death. Against them, an army of shape-shifting devils, dragons, and mythological creatures determined to throw our world back to the dark ages. It's war…

BOOK OF SHADOWS #2 (of 2)
April 26 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

Annie flees to the world beyond the veil in search of the one thing that might save humanity in its darkest hour.

LOADED BIBLE: JESUS vs. VAMPIRES ONE-SHOT
April 19 o 48 pg o FC o $4.99

written by TIM SEELEY


art by NATE BELLEGARDE & MARK ENGLERT


cover by STEFANO CASELLI

In the near future, the United States is ruled by bloodsucking vampire hordes. Only one man can end their reign of terror: JESUS H. CHRIST. A tale of war, love, religion and severed heads, the controversial LOADED BIBLE answers an age-old question: "What Would Jesus Do?" Answer: He'd kick vampire ass.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

NOBLE CAUSES #19
April 5 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

written by JAY FAERBER


art by JON BOSCO


cover by JACK LAWRENCE

The Nobles struggle to come to grips with last issue's shocking events. Race has been hit the hardest, and he must find the strength to go on in light of his devastating loss. Meanwhile, Gaia realizes that public opinion regarding the Noble family is starting to change -- and not for the better.

Featuring the debut of new series artist JON BOSCO, and a cover by JACK (LIONS, TIGERS & BEARS) LAWRENCE!

SAVAGE DRAGON #125
April 25 o 64 pg o FC o $4.99

written by ERIK LARSEN


art & cover by ERIK LARSEN

"SHATTERED"


The Dragon fights his most devastating battle ever! Now, barely clinging to life, his regenerating abilities gone, things couldn't be much more desperate! Enter: the FLY! Meanwhile, Mister Glum prepares to take over the planet Earth! Plus: whatever other goodies we can cram into this giant-sized anniversary issue! Not to be missed!

SIGHT UNSEEN HC
April 12 o 152 pg o FC o $19.99

written by BOB TINNELL


art & cover by BO HAMPTON

The tension can be cut with a straight-razor in this brooding tale of supernatural terror penned by Robert Tinnell (The Black Forest) and drawn by Bo Hampton (Castle of the Bat). This book marks Hampton's return to the Graphic Novel medium after eight years.

Ad copy:


Some dead things simply want to be recognized - other want MUCH… MUCH MORE

SPAWN #1 IN 3D
MCFARLANE MOCCA RETROSPECTIVE EXCLUSIVE


April 19 o 32 pg o FC o $5.95

written by TODD MCFARLANE


art & cover by TODD MCFARLANE

A special 3D version of SPAWN #1 specially created for the 2006 TODD McFARLANE retrospective at the MUSEUM OF COMIC AND CARTOON ART in NEW YORK. Will not be reprinted…only available while stock lasts! Red/blue glasses included!

Art shown is the cover

THE TOURIST GN
April 5 o 104 pg o BW o $9.99

written by BRIAN WOOD


art & cover by TOBY CYPRESS

(headline)In a remote coastal village in Nothern Scotland, the choice between money and happiness has never been more clear or carried such deadly consequences.(headline)

When Moss arrives in a remote coastal village on the North Sea, he is accepted as what he appears to be: a somewhat grubby American backpacker on holiday. He gets contract work on the offshore oil rig and courts Julie Tucker, a local caf owner and single mother. Gradually the town begins to realize just who it is they're harboring: a Special Forces soldier turned drugs smuggler, and, if that wasn't bad enough, he has a lot of really rough bastards riding into town after him.

The safety of the town and the woman he loves vs. the successful conclusion of a very lucrative drug deal... which will Moss choose?

HELLSPAWN: THE ASHLEY WOOD COLLECTION TP
April 26 o 224 pages o FC o $24.95

written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & STEVE NILES


art & cover by ASHLEY WOOD

The work that put ASHLEY WOOD on the artistic map! Dark sequentials - brilliant covers! This is a must-have for any Spawn or ASHLEY WOOD fan. The collection features HELLSPAWN issues 1-10, a cover gallery, a new never-before-seen cover from Ashley himself, as well as tons of behind the scenes extras! Features some great writing from fan favorites BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and STEVE NILES as well.

Art shown is not cover.

COYOTE VOL. 3 TP
April 19 o 128 pg o FC o $12.99

written by STEVE ENGLEHART


art by CHAZ TRUOG, STEVE DITKO, STEVE LEIALOHA & BOB WIACKE


cover by CHAZ TRUOG

Coyote's wormed his way deep into the Shadow Cabinet, and things are going so good that a Trickster just knows things have to go bad. What he thought was deep is barely scratching the surface, though, and by the time this latest adventure is are over, he's raced the ghost of James Dean, fought the legendary X-Caliber, spooked the Dark Cardinal and had half his brain removed by a Venusian. (Allegedly!) And he doesn't even know that the Djinn is having his own adventure, drawn by Spider-Man co-creator and comics legend STEVE DITKO in a series devised especially for the pasha of paranoia.

FLAMING CARROT, VOL. 1, TP
April 12 o 140 pg o BW o $14.99

written by BOB BURDEN


art & cover by BOB BURDEN

A humble man, lonely at heart, seeks out the rejected "freaks" of the world, taking these misbegotten outcasts under his wing in a traveling show of oddities. But life is not without its own irony and his true self is revealed in a twist of fate and revenge.

Collects FLAMING CARROT #1-4 (#33-36 in regular series) and FLAMING CARROT PHOTO SPECIAL

FREAK SHOW SC
April 5 o 52 pg o BW o $5.99

written by BRUCE JONES


art & cover by BERNIE WRIGHTSON

A humble man, lonely at heart, seeks out the rejected "Freaks" of the world, taking these misbegotten outcasts under his wing in a traveling show of oddities. But life is not without its own irony and his true self is revealed in a twist of fate and revenge.

AGE OF BRONZE #23
April 5 o 24 pg o BW o $3.50

written by ERIC SHANOWER


art & cover by ERIC SHANOWER

"BETRAYAL, PART 4"


The story of the Trojan War continues as the Trojans prepare for the invasion of their land. Hektor returns triumphantly with his new wife, Andromache, who makes her long-awaited debut in. Cressida resists attack from her fellow Trojans when they discover her father Kalchas's defection to the enemy.

BATTLE POPE #8 (RES)
April 12 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover by MATTHEW ROBERTS, TONY MOORE & VAL STAPLES

After a brutal attack on his apartment building Battle Pope comes face to face with one of his greatest threats thus far...BRENDA.

BOMB QUEEN #3 (of 4)
April 12 o 32pg o FC o $3.50

written by JIMMIE ROBINSON


art & cover by JIMMIE ROBINSON

Bomb Queen can't catch a break! New Port City's newest Hero is twisting public opinion against her. The media is painting a smear campaign, and the goody two-shoes Robert Woods is winning the political race for Mayor. What's a super villain to do? Kill them all, of course!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

DOLL AND CREATURE #2 (of 4)
April 5 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

written by RICK REMENDER


art by JOHN HEEBINK & MIKE MANLEY


cover by KIERON DWYER

The mindless and feral Hydes are working together for the first time ever spelling disaster for Gristle. Trapped within the darkest quarter of Nether Providence and surrounded by a pack of Hydes, Gristle fights to save the life of a young woman whose life he's put in jeopardy.

AD COPY: A CITY TORTURED BY ADDICTION, TWO MISFITS PAIRED IN DESPERATION!

FELL #7
April 19 o 24 pg o FX o $1.99

written by WARREN ELLIS


art & cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH

Another self-contained, standalone episode in the life of detective Richard Fell, working in the feral city of Snowtown. A place where things just get forgotten about. The small, decommissioned military storage facility on the north end of the docks. The nice girl from September Street who always said hello to the old men on the corner. The guy with the mark on his face who survived a walk on the dockside. Three things that connect into something Richard Fell isn't going to forget for a long time...

GIRLS #12
Apr ?? o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

written by JOSHUA LUNA


art & cover by JONATHAN LUNA

There are some things worse than death.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

GDLAND #10
April 26 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

written by JOE CASEY


art by TOM SCIOLI


cover by TOM SCIOLI & RICHARD STARKINGS

BOOK TEN: THE MARCH OF IDES


From the hidden isolation of the Himalayans comes a brand new threat to humanity! A mysterious ship is slowly making its way to New York City… and the Infinity Tower! Meanwhile, Adam Archer has been taken prisoner by the sinister Friedrich Nicklehead and his torture in the Funhouse is just beginning! Longtime readers know that life is never boring in GDLAND!

AD COPY: IDEAS LIKE WATER… FLOWING FROM THE NEWEST COSMIC SENSATION!

HYSTERIA: ONE MAN GANG #2 (of 4)
April 5 o 32 pg o BW o $2.99

written by MIKE HAWTHORNE


art & cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE

ALL-ACTION ISSUE!


Bruce Lopez, The One Man Gang, finds himself saddled with the little girl he saved in issue one, and stuck in a back alley with a few dozen gang members eager to bust his head! It's all-out fisticuffs and kung fu as Bruce fights to get himself out of the alley alive, while keeping the girl safe from harm.

INTIMIDATORS #5
April 29 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

written by NEIL KLEID


art & cover by CAFU


created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO

Prison Break! While the Intimidators struggle to contain the worst criminals Detroit has to offer - one of their own faces the ultimate sacrifice at the hands of Atrocity! And right after that, CERTAIN DEATH! While everyone rushes to liberate the Intimidome and those within from Atrocity's grasp, it's up to Astroman to stop the breakout and learn just who sent her on this trail of terror!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

INVINCIBLE #33
April 19 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover by RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

The story from Marvel Team-Up #14 continues!


Angstrom Levy makes his play against Invincible - sending him from dimension to dimension in an attempt to weaken him. Can Invincible figure out a way to stop him before Angstrom succeeds in killing him? The answer will shock you!

LIONS, TIGERS & BEARS VOLUME II #2 (of 4)
April 19 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

written by MIKE BULLOCK


art & cover by JACK LAWRENCE

"BETRAYAL!" Part Two


Joey, Courtney and the Big Cats of the Night Pride are lost in the Snowy Wastes. With no one to stop them, the evil Valthraax sends his Beasties to snatch all of the world's children from their beds. Can the Night Pride find their way home before it's too late, or have the Beasties finally triumphed for good?

AD COPY:

"This has all the ingredients of a truly incredible story."


-Mike Kunkel, HeroBear and the Kid

"A book that reminds us of the power and importance of imagination."


- Mike Wieringo, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man

THE LOOKING GLASS WARS: HATTER M #3 (of 4)
April 19 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

Written by FRANK BEDDOR & LIZ CAVALIER


art & cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH

"THE HAUNTING OF HATTER MADIGAN"


Wracked by guilt and obligation, Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan is plunged into the nightmare realm of Wonderland's bloody coup and the shocking loss of Princess Alyss in the Pool of Tears.

THE PORTENT #2
April 26 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

written by PETER BERGTING


art & cover by PETER BERGTING

"A ROAD OF MY OWN"


With Milo more interested in playing the hero than actually being one, he makes a fatal mistake that sends the world sliding into a twisted nightmare. With the world literally dying under their feet, Milo, Lin and Alkuin are faced with a shocking revelation about the recent portent and its true meaning.

RETRO ROCKET #2 (of 4)
April 12 o 32 pg o FC o 2.99

Written by TONY BEDARD


Art & cover by JASON ORFALAS

It's cover-to-cover action as Earth's Global Defense Force fights valiantly against mysterious invaders from space. Little do they know this will be their last stand, or that their foes have consumed countless worlds before setting their sights on Earth. And when the battle takes a grim turn, all Retro Rocket wants is to go down fighting. But for the sake of his beautiful mechanic, Sparky Parks, Retro will discover the depth of human courage within his iron heart.

SEA OF RED #9
April 26 o 32pg o 2C o $2.99

written by RICK REMENDER & KIERON DWYER


art by PAUL HARMON


layouts & cover by KIERON DWYER

1937: Deep in the heart of Nazi Germany, blind to the price he'll pay, an ancient vampire makes a deal with a devil for the salvation of his people.

33 A.D.: A roman slave is entrusted with a charge who has the potential to radically affect the course of history by spreading a plague of biblical magnitude on all mankind.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

SHADOWHAWK #11
APRIL 19 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

written by SCOTT WHERLE


art by JIM VALENTINO & CHRIS MCFANN


cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH


created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO

"RISE," Part Three


Eddie is haunted by questions as he tries to find his way out of his deep depression. Will this new ShadowHawk forever tarnish the legacy of the hero Eddie was becoming? What role does the Silver-Age Shadowhawk and the ghost of Eddie's best friend play in all of this? While the new ShadowHawk continues his rampage, Eddie comes to the single most important decision of his young life.

Tag lines: "Templesmith cover! Valentino art!"

SPAWN #157
April 29 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95

written by DAVID HINE


art by PHILIP TAN & DANNY MIKI


cover by PHILIP TAN

The Final Battle is approaching and Heaven needs new recruits. Zera sets out to find God, because only He can set the Rapture in motion. If Spawn is going to prevent the Apocalypse, this looks like his last chance.

SUPERPATRIOT: WAR ON TERROR #4 (of 4) - RES
April 12 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art by E.J. SU


cover by CORY WALKER & BILL CRABTREE

It's the face-off of the Century: SuperPatriot vs. Baron Blitzkrieg with the fate of the United States of America at stake! Not since the Civil War has a battle of such epic proportions been waged on U.S. soil. Let's hope our hero can ensure that such an event never happens again.

TRUTH, JUSTIN AND THE AMERICAN WAY #2 (of 5)
April 5 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

written by SCOTT KURTZ & AARON WILLIAMS


art & cover by GUISEPPE FERRARIO

Every good bachelor party has some basic ingredients: Beer, strippers, super-suits, hand grenades… Huh? Justin finds out his new duds are more than just a spandex prank from his friends when he faces off against the ultimate party crasher: Agent McGee of the FBI! McGee wants the suit back, over Justin's dead body, if need be. Can the suit save our hero and his pals? Will someone save the keg?! Don't miss the second issue of this action-packed tribute to '80s TV, comic books, and strippers wholesome family entertainment!

THE WALKING DEAD #30
April 29 o 32 pg o BW o $2.99

written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover by CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

Near death.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

TOP COW APRIL 2006 SOLICITATIONS

Cyberforce #2
Arrow: Brutal ACTION in the mighty Top Cow manner!


(W) Ron Marz (P) Pat Lee (Col) Dream Engine (Cov) Pat Lee, Marc Silvestri


The rebirth of Cyberforce continues, as Ron Marz and Pat Lee work their magic on Top Cow's original heroes! The evil Ripclaw has stalked the remaining members of the team, trapping them in Cyblade's ancestral mansion with the intention of bringing a brutal end to the team. But when a second Ripclaw appears, it's time for a bloody, no-holds-barred battle of epic proportions. It's Ripclaw vs. Ripclaw, and no matter who wins, the rest of Cyberforce isn't likely to survive! And if that weren't enough, the mysterious, space-borne threat introduced last issue draws closer and closer to Earth…


Full Color 32 Pages $2.99 Ongoing Series


Two covers available by Pat Lee or Marc Silvestri! Have your retailer reserve your favorite!


Order incentive: Hey, you! Ask your retailer how you can get this special ultra-rare 1-in-10 black-and-white Pat Lee cover featuring Cyblade!


Legal: 2006 Top Cow Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. "Cyberforce," the Cyberforce logo, and the likenesses of all featured characters are registered trademarks of Top Cow Productions, Inc.

Rising Stars: Untouchable #3 (of 5)
ARROW: Rising Stars meets spy action and intrigue!


(W) Fiona Avery (Art) Brent Anderson (Col) Brian Buccellato (Cov) Brent Anderson


Rising Stars "Special" Laurel Darkhaven is recruited by the CIA as an assassin, where the Agency runs experiments on her. But is Laurel also running her own experiment on the CIA? And how does this all tie in to Laurel's infiltration of a secret society in Iran? Find out here, as writer Fiona Avery (Amazing Spider-Man, the award-winning Araa) continues the Rising Stars saga!


Full color 32 pages $2.99 part 3 of a 5-part limited series


Legal: 2006 Synthetic Worlds and Top Cow Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. "Rising Stars," the Rising Stars logo and the likenesses of all featured characters are registered trademarks of Synthetic Worlds and Top Cow Productions, Inc.

Witchblade #97
ARROW: The countdown to Witchblade #100!


(W) Ron Marz (P) Mike Choi (Col) Sonia Oback (Cov) Mike Choi, Pat Lee


As the countdown to the landmark Witchblade #100 continues, the man who has mattered most in Sara's life, Ian Nottingham, makes his return! Up to his neck in deadly danger, Nottingham comes to Sara looking for help as he flees from enemies who want his head. Will Sara welcome him back with open arms? Is Ian hiding a secret agenda? This one has it all-shadowy assassins, magic swords, and the beginnings of a love affair! Find out why Buzzscope says, "If you are NOT reading Witchblade, then you are seriously missing out on some of what makes comics so damn great."


Full color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series


Two covers available by Pat Lee or Mike Choi! Have your retailer reserve your favorite!


ALSO AVAILABLE: Top Cow Fine Art Lithograph of this Pat Lee cover! A limited edition of 250 pieces, reproduced at the highest quality possible at 12x18 inches!


Limited edition lithograph $19.99


Limited edition lithograph signed by artist Pat Lee $29.99


Legal: 2006 Top Cow Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. "Witchblade," the Witchblade logo, and the likenesses of all featured characters are registered trademarks of Top Cow Productions, Inc.

Freshmen trade paperback
ARROW: The hilarious sleeper hit of the year collected!


(W) Hugh Sterbakov (P) Leonard Kirk (I) Andrew Pepoy (Col) Tyson Wengler (Cov) Rodolfo Migliari


The sold-out, critically acclaimed series co-created by Buffy and Austin Powers star Seth Green is collected in all its glory from #1-#6! Meet the beautiful Puppeteer, the wistful Seductress, the desperate Wannabe, the wasted Intoxicator, the bickering Drama Twins, the overwhelmed Green Thumb, the snotty Squirrel and the dam-obsessed Beaver, and revel in extra goodies, including the entire Freshmen Yearbook. Baron Von Sterbakov and Maestro Kirk deliver thrills, chills, spills and tons of laughs. "If ever I were to read a comic book, it might be this one," says Sarah Michelle Gellar. Listen to the lady, or we'll do you bodily harm!


Full color 176 pages $16.99 trade paperback collection


Legal: Freshmen is 2006 Seth Green, Hugh Sterbakov, and Top Cow Productions, Inc. "Freshmen," the logos, and the likenesses of all featured characters are trademarks of Seth Green, Hugh Sterbakov, and Top Cow Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.

City of Heroes #12
ARROW: Clash of the Titans!


(W) David Wohl (P) David Nakayama (Cov) Rodolfo Migliari


Lord Recluse has launched the ultimate attack to destroy the heroes of Paragon City, bringing him into direct conflict with Statesman…but no one knows who's side Manticore is on! An entire city and its heroes hang in the balance in a shocking tale chronicled by Witchblade maestro David Wohl!


Full color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series


[NOTE TO RETAILERS: City of Heroes is no longer sent automatically to game subscribers! Expect the 100,000+ City of Heroes fans to invade your store!]


Legal: City of Heroes is 2006 Cryptic Studios, Inc. and NC Interactive, Inc. NCsoft, the interlocking NC logo, City of Heroes, and all associated NCsoft logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCsoft Corporation. City of Heroes is a registered trademark of Cryptic Studios, Inc. and Ncsoft Corporation. Cryptic Studios is a trademark of Cryptic Studios, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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