Image Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping May, 2006

Tue, February 14th, 2006 at 12:00am PST

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Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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

Image Solicitations - Last Six Months

THE ART OF BRIAN BOLLAND, HC
art & cover by BRIAN BOLLAND


May 31 o 176 pg o FC o $49.99

Often referred to as the "artist's artist," BRIAN BOLLAND has spent the last quarter century producing some of the most memorable and inspiring illustrations the comic industry has ever seen. This handsome volume is a retrospective of this astonishing artist's career and a look at the man himself.

Also available as a signed & numbered edition - $79.99

EMISSARY #1
written by J.R. RAND


art & cover by JUAN E. FERREYRA


created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO


May 3 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

"REVELATION1:4"


Messiah or Anti-Christ? Terrorist or savior? The world's first superhuman or alien invader? Who is the Emissary and what is his mission? When he reveals himself high over New York City, how will people react? And more importantly, what will he do when the government tries to kill him? Emissary is a re-examination of the superhero mythos, which asks the question: How would the world react to a real superhuman? With awe or with fear, with joy or with hatred?

FIVE FISTS OF SCIENCE GN
written by MATT FRACTION


art & cover by STEVEN SANDERS


May 17 o 112 pg o FC o $12.99

True story: in 1899, Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla decided to end war forever. With Twain's connections and Tesla's inventions, they went into business, selling world peace.

So what happened?

Only now can the tale be told-- in which Twain and Tesla collided with Edison and Morgan, an evil science cabal merging the Black Arts and the Industrial Age. Turn of the century New York City sets the stage for a titanic battle over the very fate of the mankind.

THE LAST CHRISTMAS #1 (of 6)
written by GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN


art by RICK REMENDER & HILARY BARTA


cover by GEOF DARROW


May 24 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

CHAPTER ONE: "TWAS THE FIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS"


After the apocalypse no one is safe - even at the North Pole. After tragedy strikes, Santa withdraws from life and turns his back on Christmas. When he finally emerges from seclusion, the old world is gone forever and as Santa struggles to find his way in a post-apocalyptic world, can he find a way to save Christmas too?

This true story of the last Christmas is action-packed, funny and sad. It stars Santa, the Elves, a good boy, lots of naughty marauders and of course, Gary the Snowman.

NEGATIVE BURN #1
May 24 o 64 pg o BW o $5.99

by BRIAN BOLLAND, FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO, PHIL HESTER, DAN JURGENS, JONATHAN LUNA, RON MARZ, PATTON OSWALT, JAMES A. OWEN, ERIC POWELL, GREG RUTH, MATTHEW SMITH & WILL VALLEY


cover by JORDAN RASKIN

One of the most revered and award-winning comic anthologies of all time returns the way it began…as a MONTHLY series! As always, each issue allows the best creators a showcase and also introduces readers to the best young talent available.

NIGHT TRIPPERS GN
written by MARK RICKETTS


art by MICAH FARRITOR


cover by MICAH FARRITOR & MARK RICKETTS


MAY 17 o184 pg o FC o $16.99

Once upon a time in swinging London, around 1966, there was a serial killer who loved Elvis, a fab foursome that worshipped Satan, trendy vampires looking for kicks, an ancient and hungry evil, young and hungry love and...there was revolution in the air.

Get your trip together, baby. Tune in, turn on and FANG out!

RUMBLE IN LA RAMBLA #1 (of 3)
written by FELIPE FERREIRA


art & cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE


May 17 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

"A THREE BOSSES TALE"


Did you ever want to know how does it feel like to be a crimelord? A mere victim entangled in an endless cycle of revenge. Want to know more? So, welcome to La Rambla, a corrupt city where the ruthless reign and the cowards crawl. And meet Dozer, Santo and Albino Jensen, three rival crimelords who have peacefully ruled the city together for the last 10 years. That is, until someone decides it's time for a change... Now the question is: Who is this mysterious person and when will the bloodshed stop?

STAGGER LEE GN
written by DEREK McCULLOCH


art & cover by SHEPHERD HENDRIX


May 3 o 205 pg o BW o $17.99

On Christmas Eve 1895, shots rang out in a St. Louis barroom. A hundred years and a thousand songs later, this ordinary little murder had become a legend. This is the true story of what happened after Stagger Lee shot Billy.

GIRLS, Vol. 2: EMERGENCE TP
written by JOSHUA LUNA


art & cover by JONATHAN LUNA


May 10 o 152 pg o FC o $14.99



In the lush, rural backdrop of Pennystown, Ethan and his neighbors lived a peaceful kind of life. Now, things have changed…drastically. Clones, spawned from a mysterious girl, are preying on the townspeople and paranormal activity is escalating into a full-blown catastrophe. As the questions pile on, only one thing remains certain-nothing will ever be the same.



Collects GIRLS #7-12

MAGE, VOL. 2: THE HERO DEFINED TP
written by MATT WAGNER


art & cover by MATT WAGNER


May 3 o 432 pg o FC o $24.99

In the eagerly awaited sequel to the MAGE, VOL. 1: THE HERO DISCOVERED TP, Kevin Matchstick's path brings him into the company of other legendary heroes, reborn in the modern world under the most everyday guises. Trouble arises when their purpose and challenges seem to be drying up and the number of supernatural "nasties," rapidly diminishing. Have the forces of darkness been DEFEATED, or is there a more sinister manipulation at work?

COLLECTS MAGE: THE HERO DEFINED #1-15

SPAWN COLLECTION, VOL. 2 TP
written by TODD McFARLANE & OTHERS


art by TODD McFARLANE, MARC SILVESTRI & GREG CAPULLO


cover by TODD McFARLANE


May 31 o 464 pg o FC - $29.95

OUT OF PRINT FOR YEARS!


Witness the power of pure Spawn with this essential collection! It all started in 1992. Todd McFarlane's smash hit SPAWN. What? Don't have those early issues? Oh, yeah…they've been out of print for years! Well, here they are in a brand new collection - bigger and badder than ever!!! This collection includes SPAWN # 13-33 and features the pulse-pounding art and stories of the master himself, TODD McFARLANE! This collection also includes MARC SILVESTRI's SPAWN issue and GREG CAPULLO's first issues.

Collects SPAWN #13-33

STUPID COMICS COLLECTION TP
written by JIM MAHFOOD


art & cover by JIM MAHFOOD


May 3 o 152 pg o BW o $12.99

All four issues of the fan-favorite STUPID COMICS under one cover! Including the rare, out of print STUPID COMICS #1! Plus: 30 pages of all-new, never-before-seen strips! Political and social satire at its finest!

Collects STUPID COMICS #1-4

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL 5: THE BEST DEFENSE TP
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover by CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN


May 31 o 136 pg o BW o $12.99

As the survivors settle into their prison home something has drawn them out into the open... out of the prison... out of their sanctuary. This is a major turning point for the over-all story of THE WALKING DEAD and it sets the stage for years to come.

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #25-30

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

BATTLE POPE #9 (RES)
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art by TONY MOORE & CORY WALKER


cover by CORY WALKER & VAL STAPLES


May 10 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

Featuring a never-before-published story by ROBERT KIRKMAN and TONY MOORE! Pope and friends settle into their new home. Plus, Pope finds himself daydreaming about a past encounter in a story illustrated by CORY WALKER.

ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELLED

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

BOMB QUEEN #4 (of 4)
written by JIMMIE ROBINSON


art & cover by JIMMIE ROBINSON


May 10 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

The battle for New Port City comes to an explosive conclusion! Bomb Queen is pushed to the edge and unleashes all her destructive fury against Robert Woods. But the politician has tricks up his sleeve and now Bomb Queen faces an enemy even she can't defeat, forcing her to launch the ULTIMATE weapon in her arsenal!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

DOLL AND CREATURE #3 (of 4)
written by RICK REMENDER


art by JOHN HEEBINK & MIKE MANLEY


cover by HARPER JATEN


May 3 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

Enter the Gipper, a right wing fanatic with a Ronald Reagan mask bonded to his face. Guarded by a team of lobotomized street kids that he deploys as suicide bombers and his radical right wing street gang The GOP, he will set the world clock back and return it to virtuousness at any cost, even if it means sending us into a new dark age by flooding the streets with the monster creating drug, Gray Matter.

FEAR AGENT #5 (RES)
written by RICK REMENDER


art by JEROME OPENA


cover by TONY MOORE


May 17 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

Lost, beaten and left for dead, Heath Huston must face the demons of his inevitable future. On the other side of the world, left in the robot city of Retilia, Mara pleads with the remaining organic life on the world to rise against the new automaton regime. With the Feeders progressing ever closer to Earth will Heath solve this quandary in time to return and save his home world? Fan favorite and Russ Manning award winner Jerome Opena begins his first arc as alternating artist to Tony Moore!



Also this issue a special back up by Steve Niles (Bad Planet) and EJ Su (Transformers)!

ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELLED

FELL #8
written by WARREN ELLIS


art & cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH

A dead body outside Idiots Bar brings the personal and professional together very awkwardly for Detective Richard Fell, Snowtown PD; because his friend, bar owner Mayko, is being blamed by the dead man's friends for his death... Like all episodes of FELL, this is a self-contained story that any reader can enter without previous knowledge of the title, at the world-beating price of $1.99 American.

GIRLS #13
written by JOSHUA LUNA


art & cover by JONATHAN LUNA


May 10 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

Ethan's girl troubles just seem to keep multiplying…and multiplying and multiplying. The offspring spawned from his one night fling remain on the loose, preying on the people of Pennystown. In order to find a way out of this nightmare, everyone must stand as one. But when temptation beckons, can the men be trusted?

GDLAND #11
written by JOE CASEY


art by TOM SCIOLI


cover by TOM SCIOLI & RICHARD STARKINGS


May 31 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

BOOK ELEVEN: NEVER SAY JANUS


As Commander Adam Archer enters the final confrontation with


Friedrich Nickelhead in his scary-ass Funhouse, the crisis in Manhattan reaches infinite proportions! The dreaded King Janus has a plan to cross over to the other side -- no matter how many die in the process! Comicbook trends come and go, but the mighty GDLAND train keeps rolling on!

HYSTERIA: ONE MAN GANG #3 (of 4)
written by MIKE HAWTHORNE


art & cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE


May 3 o 32 pg o BW o $2.99

THE ALL CAR CHASE ISSUE!


Bruce has to fight two speeding cars full of Eggs Gang reinforcements as they hurtle down a busy expressway! Meanwhile, Detective Santiago is trying to catch both gangs and lock them up for good! Pick up this extra-length issue full of high-speed highway fighting!

INTIMIDATORS #6
written by NEIL KLEID


art & cover by CAFU


created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO


May o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

"LAST BEST HOPE," Part Six


An Intimidator has died at Atrocity's hands and she's about to find out that payback, like her, is a bitch! While the team fights to retake their home from Atrocity, one of the recaptured inmates tells Astroman her story. Our first arc comes to its explosive conclusion as our moral marvel faces the hardest choice of his career -- kill or be killed!

INVINCIBLE #34
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover by RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE


April 24 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

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.

LIBERTY MEADOWS #37 (RES)
written by FRANK CHO


art & cover by FRANK CHO


May 31 o FC o 32 pgo $2.99

It's finally here!! It's not a hoax. It's not a dream. A brand-new issue of LIBERTY MEADOWS. Testosterone and estrogen runs high as Ralph and Jen race for speed supremacy. Frank battles his inner demons as Brandy's wedding nears.



RETAILER WARNING - Contains mild cartoon nudity

LIONS, TIGERS AND BEARS VOL II, #3
written by MIKE BULLOCK


art & cover by JACK LAWRENCE


April 17 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

"BETRAYAL! Part 3 of 4"


Joey, Courtney and the Big Cats of the Night Pride must journey through mysterious caverns in order to save the Stuffed Animal Kingdom. But even with their newfound ally in Marco the Polar Bear to guide them, something dangerous lurks in the dark of the caves.

NOBLE CAUSES #20
written by JAY FAERBER


art by JON BOSCO


cover by GABE BRIDWELL


May 3o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

Witness a day in the life of Cosmic Rae, and get your first look at what this robotic super-hero does when the Nobles aren't watching.

PvP #26
Written by SCOTT KURTZ


Art & cover by SCOTT KURTZ


May 24 o 24 pg o BW o $2.99

Scratch and Skull. They're the new odd couple. A super-intelligent cat bent on world domination and his bumbling Troll owner who has to try to keep him in line. My god...it's a premise that can't fail. Look out, Garfield. Step aside, Marmaduke. There's a new animal on the comic strip scene ready to appeal to the lowest common demoninator...all the way to the BANK!

RETRO ROCKET #3 (of 4)
written by TONY BEDARD


art & cover by JASON ORFALAS


May 31 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

Retro and Sparky face their darkest hour, on the run from the alien invasion force known as The Quorum. They mount a desperate two-man insurgency against Earth's conquerors, and capture an enemy pilot for interrogation. Now comes the hard part: how far they are willing to go to make him talk?

REX MUNDI #18
written by ARVID NELSON


art by JUAN FERREYRA


cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS


May 10 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

Europe is at war. Julien and Genevieve must flee the Duke's country estate, but even if they make it out, can Julien trust Gen to stay by his side?

ROCKETO: JOURNEY TO THE HIDDEN SEA #8
written by FRANK ESPINOSA & MARIA TAYLOR


art & cover by FRANK ESPINOSA


May 17 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

"HISTORIES"


The Journey continues. After Rocketo is reunited with his crew, a mythical figure appears to reveal the true history of the Old World and the story of the Hidden Sea. Meanwhile, the villainous Scarletto finds the deadly Robot and makes his plans.

SAVAGE DRAGON #126
written by ERIK LARSEN


art & cover by ERIK LARSEN


May 31 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

Mister Glum takes over the world. The deadliest menace of all time has taken control of the planet Earth. But where is the Savage Dragon?

SHADOWHAWK #12
by JIM VALENTINO


art & cover by JIM VALENTINO & CHRIS MCFANN


May 24 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

"RISE," Part Four


The four-part saga that redefines ShadowHawk ends here...but it's only the beginning! Eddie and the new ShadowHawk confront not only each other, but the true nature of heroism and their own limitations while seeking to rise above them. It's a confrontation that comes with a heavy price for each man, both of whom will be changed forever.

SPAWN #158
written by DAVID HINE


art by by PHILIP TAN & DANNY MIKI


cover by PHILIP TAN & TODD MCFARLANE


May 31 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95

Are you ready for The Rapture? Our advice is to say your prayers and avoid flying. This issue has the biggest revelations yet, but our lips are sealed.

SEA OF RED #10 (RES)
written by RICK REMENDER & KIERON DWYER


art by SALGOOD SAM & PAUL HARMON


cover by KIERON DWYER


May 10 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

The Sanguinan sect has awakened its vampire sleeper cells around the globe. Every major city has been over run.



Marco Esperanza must find a way to fight his Sanguinan programming to follow the call to war in order to assist Blackthroat in his quest for humanities last hope-- the blood of Christ.

ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELLED

TRUTH, JUSTIN & THE AMERICAN WAY #3 (of 5)
Written by SCOTT KURTZ & AARON WILLIAMS


Art & cover by GIUSEPPE FERRARIO


May 3 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

It's the day after his bachelor party, and Justin's running out of time. He's stuck in this mysterious alien suit, his fiancee is ready to kill him, and the FBI thinks he's a russian spy. To make matters worse, Agent Baxter McGee thinks he's found a weapon to take Justin down... a weapon with an orange jumpsuit and a kung-fu grip?! It's the '80s TV show you never saw, continuing in TRUTH, JUSTIN & THE AMERICAN WAY.

TOP COW PRODUCTIONS

CYBERFORCE #3
Arrow: The majesty of PAT LEE's art continues!


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


Cyberforce must live again…or Earth dies! Having barely survived last issue's onslaught, Ripclaw, Cyblade, Velocity and Ballistic have learned the true nature of the threat descending toward Earth, a threat that has ties to the very origins of Cyberforce itself. Unless it's stopped, Earth is doomed. The lone hope of survival rests with a mysterious figure from Cyberforce's past-but even if they can find him, will he be friend or foe? Ron Marz and Pat Lee continue the Cyberforce renaissance!


Full Color 32 Pages $2.99 Ongoing Series


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 Ballistic!


ALSO AVAILABLE: Top Cow Fine Art Lithograph of this Marc Silvestri Cyberforce #1 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 Marc Silvestri $29.99


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 #4 (OF 5)
ARROW: Rising Stars superheroes and spy action!


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


Rising Stars "Special" Laurel Darkhaven moves like a myth through the dark corridors of international espionage. But when she infiltrates a secret society in Iran looking for the ancient master of all assassins, will she find more than she bargained for? Find out here, as writer Fiona Avery (Amazing Spider-Man, the award-winning Araa) and artist Brent Anderson (Astro City) continue 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 #98
ARROW: The return of Nottingham and countdown to Witchblade #100!


(W) Ron Marz (P) Mike Choi (Col) Sonia Oback (Cov) Tyler Kirkham


When Ian Nottingham returns, Sara must chose between the life she knows, or a possible life at Ian's side. Of course, first she has to survive the horde of assassins intent on killing them both! And where does Sara's partner, Detective Patrick Gleason, fit into all this? The threads Ron Marz and Mike Choi have been weaving since the beginning of their run start to come together as issue #100 looms only a few months away!


Full color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series


ALSO AVAILABLE: Top Cow Fine Art Lithograph of this Tyler Kirkham 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 Terry Dodson $29.99


Legal: 2005 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.

CITY OF HEROES #13
ARROW: NEW HEROES hit the City! GREAT jump-on point!


(W) David Wohl (P) James Raiz (I) Roland Paris (Cov) Rodolfo Migliari


The mysterious Foreshadow hits the 'City, but is he friend or foe? The martial arts master lives alternating lives, one good followed by one evil…and it might be too late before Statesman finds out which side he's on this time! Join us for an exciting new storyarc that introduces NEW characters to the City of Heroes with every issue!


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.

RISING STARS VOL. 4 TRADE PAPERBACK
ARROW: Nine issues of Rising Stars action collects Bright and Voices of the Dead!


(W) Fiona Avery (Art) Dan Jurgens, Staz Johnson, and Al Rio


The Rising Stars saga marches on in this stellar paperback collecting Rising Stars: Bright #1-#3 and Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead #1-#6! See Special Matthew Bright and his career as a superpowered cop in Bright, and "ghost detective" Lionel Zerb confront the Well of Souls in Voices of the Dead!


Full color 224 pages $19.99 trade paperback collection


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.

 
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