Image Previews: "The Cross Bronx," "Strange Girl," "Sidekick" & More

Sun, September 3rd, 2006 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Image Comics has a whole bunch of new books out this week and we've got a look at "The Cross Bronx" #1, "Emissary" #4, "Jack Staff" #11, "Noble Causes" #23, "Sidekick" #3, "Strange Girl" #10 and "Task Force One" #3. Note, due to the American Labor Day Holiday this week, shipments may be delayed until Thursday. Check with your retailer for more details.

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THE CROSS BRONX #1
written by MICHAEL AVON OEMING & IVAN BRANDON


art & cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING


variant cover by ESAD RIBIC


MIKE OEMING, co-creator of POWERS returns to full art duties in violent noir fashion with a twist of the paranormal as THE CROSS BRONX shows you NY at its highs and lows. When an assassin targets dozens of low-level gangbangers all over the city, Detective Ortiz must look to a comatose girl for the answers. A must read for any fan of POWERS.

FEATURING A FULLY PAINTED VARIANT COVER BY MARVEL SUPERSTAR ESAD RIBIC!

32 pg - FC - $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

EMISSARY #4
written by CHRISTOPHER E. LONG


art & cover by JUAN E. FERREYRA


created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO


"REVELATIONS 2:1"

A new story arc begins here! Emissary spans the globe in an effort to gain deeper insight into humanity, both its achievements and its atrocities. Meanwhile, a secret think-tank in the U.S. Capitol convenes to devise a strategy to bring him down - by any means possible!

32 pg - FC - $3.50

JACK STAFF #11
written by PAUL GRIST


art & cover by PAUL GRIST


He's the Eternal Warrior, a champion destined to wander through time and space for all eternity. Fighting.

So what's he doing in the middle of a supermarket carpark in the center of Castletown? More fighting, really. And his fist opponent is John (Jack Staff) Smith!

Also in this issue, find out the secret history of the Nazi Super Villain Kaptain Krieg!

32 pg - FC - $3.50

NOBLE CAUSES #23
written by JAY FAERBER


art by JON BOSCO


cover by GABE BRIDWELL


Rusty's mission puts him at odds with the Blackthornes and the police! Meanwhile, Race meets an important figure from Celeste's past.

32 pg - FC - $3.50

PAUL JENKINS' SIDEKICK #3 (of 5)
written by PAUL JENKINS


art & cover by CHRIS MORENO


You'll believe an inflatable sex doll can fly as Mister Excellent takes Eddie on a training run. We uncover Doctor Scurrilous' impressive arsenal of robotic devices and answer the question, "When can a jockstrap kill at five hundred yards?" Plus: Bling's rap career begins to blossom, Justice Queen's bouncy rack and a party at stately Ektum Manor.

32 pg - FC - $3.50

STRANGE GIRL #10
written by RICK REMENDER


art & cover by NICK STAKAL


STRANGE GIRL RETURNS!

Rising star NICK STAKAL joins up as new regular series artist. It's six months later and Bethany and crew are in New York City searching for safe passage to Europe and the last gateway to Heaven. But could safety be an illusion on the road to the home of Lucifer's Black Hordes?

32 pg - BW - $2.99

TASK FORCE ONE #3
written by JEFFERY STEVENSON


art & cover by CARLOS RODRIGUEZ


created and co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO


An enemy ambush has decimated their ranks, and only one member of Task Force 1 managed to escape. Now, he must navigate past hundreds of soldiers gunning for him-not only to free his teammates, but to stop a madman from destroying millions of lives!

32 pg - FC - $3.50

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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