Image Comics Solicitations for April, 2007

Wed, January 17th, 2007 at 12:00am PST

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CBR News Team, Editor

Image Comics has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for product shipping April 2007. Discuss these solicitations here on CBR's Image Comics forum and tell fellow fans what you plan on picking up.

Image Solicitations - Last Six Months

FRANK FRAZETTA'S DEATH DEALER #1

story JOSHUA ORTEGA

art NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

covers FRANK FRAZETTA, NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

32 PAGES

FC

APRIL 11

$3.99

"SHADOWS OF MIRAHAN," Part One

FRANK FRAZETTA's legendary creation is brought to life in this epic, ages-spanning tale of dark fantasy, magic and horror. Critically acclaimed novelist and comics writer JOSHUA ORTEGA (THE NECROMANCER, STAR WARS) teams up with cult-favorite artists NAT JONES (SPAWN: THE DARK AGES, ROB ZOMBIE'S THE NAIL) and JAY FOTOS (SPAWN, '68) to bring you the first DEATH DEALER tale worthy of FRAZETTA's blessing-this one's been approved every step of the way by the Master himself! A new era for the DEATH DEALER begins here-don't miss out on the definitive story of FRAZETTA's most famous creation!

TAGLINE: You know the painting–now experience the legend!

MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #1

story MIKE ALLRED

art & cover MIKE & LAURA ALLRED

32 PAGES

FC

APRIL 4

$2.99

The Madman universe has imploded, turning itself inside out. This brand new series is going to do the same to your brain and leave you begging for more! If you've never experienced this legendary Mike Allred creation, now's the perfect time to jump on this all-new thrill ride that begins with Frank "Madman" Einstein facing his most terrifying challenge yet, as his entire existence is in question-in fact, ALL existence!! This story will also include an innovative recap of every essential event in the Madman mythos. Future issues in the series will take you to the most wondrous places a comic book can offer. Climb aboard and dig the ride!

ALIEN PIG FARM #1 (of 4)

story TODD FARMER

art DON MARQUEZ

cover WILLIAM STOUT

32 PAGES

FC

APRIL 11

$2.99

Put yer feet up, set a spell and get ready for Armageddon! When a race of pig-eating, flesh-gnarling aliens attack Horton County, Kentucky, it's up to Johnny Ray to kick some green-skinned butt and keep his moronic brother, Elvis, out of trouble while protecting the sister he loves…probably more than he should. It's aliens, rednecks and incest!

Written by newcomer TODD FARMER with art by DON MARQUEZ this four-issue miniseries boasts covers by BILL STOUT and MARK SHULTZ!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

UNRAVEL #1 (of 4)

story DAN WICKLINE

art HOMEROS GILANI

cover TONE RODRIGUEZ

32 PAGES

FC

APRIL 18

$3.50

"LIVING IN THE DETAILS," Part One

Officer Lindsey Shaw has always been aggressive… almost to the point of recklessness; but when her actions get her into a spot where only an amnesiac stranger can save her, everything begins to UNRAVEL!

TAG (place on art):

When everything you know to be true becomes a lie… the unbelievable becomes real.

THE RIDE: SAVANNAH (ONE-SHOT)

story DOUG WAGNER & STEVEN PROUSE

art MIKE BAIR, CALE AJIOKA, EMILY STONE, ROB GRABE & JOHN LOWE

cover by CHRIS BRUNNER

40 PAGES

BW

APRIL 18

$4.99

As a way of supporting the artists of tomorrow, 12 Gauge Comics and the Savannah College of Art and Design have partnered to bring you a very special issue of THE RIDE – drawn completely by the talented students of SCAD - with all proceeds going directly to their Sequential Art Scholarship Fund.

The feature story follows Frank Simms (THE RIDE #1) and his search for a missing girl in America's most haunted city - Savannah, Georgia. Ghosts, guns and mayhem abound! The chilling back-up tale features a young psychic and her attempt to stop a murder only she believes will happen.

SAM NOIR: SAMURAI DETECTIVE

SPECIAL EDITION #1

story by ERIC A. ANDERSON & MANNY TREMBLEY

art & cover by MANNY TREMBLEY

72 PAGES

BW

APRIL 4

$7.99

On the third floor of a cluttered low-rent office, Sam Noir met his destiny. Destiny wore a dress, and she was the best thing to walk into Sam's life - right up until they snuffed her out, that is. They nixed his betty, and now he's gonna nix them. Once he finds out who "they" are.

Collects SAM NOIR: SAMURAI DETECTIVE #1-3

BASTARD SAMURAI, VOL. 1 TP

(NEW PRINTING)

story MICHAEL AVON OEMING & MILES GUNTER

art KELSEY SHANNON & MICHAEL AVON OEMING

cover KELSEY SHANNON

112 PAGES

FC

APRIL 4

$12.99

BACK IN PRINT!

Bastard Samurai takes place in present day Manhattan and focuses on Jiro, a killer at the top of his class at the KoZu sword school. The underground training camp in midtown takes in orphans and twists them into Bushido warriors used by the Yakuza in death matches staged across the city rooftops where Japanese businessmen gamble heavily on the always-fatal outcome.

Collects BASTARD SAMURAI #1-3

ALSO AVAILABLE: THE CROSS BRONX, VOL. 1 TP

COYOTE, VOL. 5 TP

story STEVE ENGLEHART

art CHAZ TRUOG, TODD McFARLANE, FRANK SPRINGER & ART NICHOLS

cover CHAZ TRUOG

128 PAGES

FC

APRIL 25

$12.99

As the original COYOTE saga wraps up, Scorpio Rose and the Djinn join the main story, and so does the Badger, and so does Ronald Reagan - and so does everyone from the Venusians to the hooker to Halfdome as ENGLEHART stages one of his patented "everybody into the pool: finales and liberates Russia. But underneath all that, there's actually two love stories, as Coyote charms both women who wanted to kill him into willing members of a threesome. PLUS: the final two chapters of SCORPIO ROSE by TODD McFARLANE, finishing off his first-ever series and turning into "TODD McFARLANE" right before your eyes!

Collects COYOTE #13-16

ALSO AVAILABLE: COYOTE, VOL. 1 TP

COYOTE, VOL. 2 TP

COYOTE, VOL. 3 TP

COYOTE, VOL. 4 TP

FELL, VOL. 1: FERAL CITY TP

story WARREN ELLIS

art & cover BEN TEMPLESMITH

128 PAGES

FC

APRIL 4

$12.99

Detective Richard Fell is transferred over the bridge from the big city to Snowtown, a feral district whose police investigations department numbers three and a half people (one detective has no legs). Dumped in this collapsing urban trashzone, Richard Fell is starting all over again. In a place where nothing seems to make any sense, Fell clings to the one thing he knows to be true: Everybody's hiding something.

Collects FELL #1-8

ALSO AVAILABLE: CITY OF SILENCE TP

MINISTRY OF SPACE TP

FERRO CITY, VOL. 1 TP

story JASON ARMSTRONG

art & cover JASON ARMSTRONG

160 PAGES

BW

APRIL 11

$15.99

Private Investigator Cyrus Smithe's life has just taken a turn for the worse - his partner, Harry Weston, is dead. The cops are out to pin it on him, and the only solid proof he has to clear himself is a tiny gadget that could grant ten million sentient robots their freedom: the Medusa Key. Robot detectives, gorilla thugs, French gangsters and Russian mobsters heat things up as Cy Smithe and Kate Weston track her father's killer through a sea of double and triple crosses to find the elusive piece of technology that's the key to the mystery.

Collects FERRO CITY #1-4

GDLAND, VOL. 3:

PROTO-PLASTIC PARTY TP

story JOE CASEY

art TOM SCIOLI

cover TOM SCIOLI & RICHARD STARKINGS

152 PAGES

FC

APRIL 25

$14.99

From the burning heart of a pocket dimension to the farthest reaches of our own reality, the saga of GDLAND continues in this third trade paperback collection! As cosmic forces of evil conspire against the Earth and all who inhabit it, its lone emissary to the stars - Commander Adam Archer - finds himself the target of humanity's mistrust and deceit. All this, and Basil still wears the body of a woman!

COLLECTS GDLAND #13-18

ALSO AVAILABLE: GDLAND, VOL. 1 TP

GDLAND, VOL. 2 TP

QUOTES:

"I can't recommend this book more highly to anyone out there with a brain, a sense of humor, and a taste for classic comic absurdity." -- Newsarama.com

"What can one say about the pairing of Casey and Scioli themselves? Pure sequential magic." - Silver Bullet Comics

"A raw dose of uncut creativity, GDLAND is the sort of comic you don't so much read as visually inject into your eyeballs. Sure, it's crazy as hell... but it's the kind of crazy that comics need." - Ninth Art

"… a hallucinogenic masterpiece, a comic that is equal parts Kirby gosh-wow and tongue-in-cheek po-mo weirdness."

- CHUD.com

"… each successive issue brings about a greater, denser display of extraterrestrial razzle-dazzle." - Broken Frontier

INVINCIBLE: ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VOL. 3 HC

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

336 PAGES

FC

APRIL 18

$34.99

Collecting the formative issues in the growing of Invincible as a superhero. This volume collects Invincible's violent battle with the villainous Angstrom Levy, his reunion with his estranged father and the bloody battle with the Viltrumites. This is a can't-miss for any Invincible fan and a perfect addition to any bookshelf.

Collects INVINCIBLE #25-35 along with LOADS of extras

ALSO AVAILABLE:

INVINCIBLE: ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VOL. 1 HC

INVINCIBLE: ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VOL. 2 HC

INVINCIBLE, VOL. 3:

PERFECT STRANGERS TP (NEW PRINTING)

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CORY WALKER & BILL CRABTREE

144 PAGES

FC

APRIL 18

$12.99

BACK IN PRINT!

The Guardians of the Globe are dead. The super-hero community is a buzz with the who, what, when, where, why and how. Unbeknownst to him, Invincible is at the center of the most dramatic event to hit the superhero community in decades. If you've been waiting for the trade, here it is! Don't miss out a second time on the series ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY gave an "A-."

Collects INVINCIBLE# 9-13

ALSO AVAILABLE: INVINCIBLE, VOL. 1 TP

INVINCIBLE, VOL. 2 TP

INVINCIBLE, VOL. 4:

HEAD OF THE CLASS TP (NEW PRINTING)

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

168 PAGES

FC

APRIL 18

$14.99

BACK IN PRINT!

After the traumatic events of Volume 3: Perfect Strangers, Mark Grayson (AKA Invincible) is left to pick up the pieces and try to continue on with some sort of life. His mother is a wreck, his friends don't understand and the super-villains of the world just want to beat him up. Mark has a lot on his shoulders and graduation is just around the corner.

Collects INVINCIBLE #14-19

ROCKETO: JOURNEY TO THE HIDDEN SEA, VOL. 2 TP

story FRANK ESPINOSA & MARIE TAYLOR

art & cover: FRANK ESPINOSA

212 PAGES

FC

APRIL 4

$19.99

In the conclusion to the Eisner-nominated JOURNEY TO THE HIDDEN SEA, a new history of mankind is revealed – its origins, its powers and its destruction. As Rocketo and his crew explore the mythical world of the Hidden Sea, the mighty forces of Lucerne prepare for an invasion. Rocketo must race against time and discover the secrets of Ultamo if he is to save mankind.

PLUS: Drawings from FRANK ESPINOSA's personal sketchbook, character biographies, the time line of Rocketo's New World, new excerpts from the New World Geographic Society, new pin-ups of Rocketo, a preview of JOURNEY TO THE NEW WORLD and more!

Collects ROCKETO #7-12

ALSO AVAILABLE: ROCKETO, VOL. 1 TP

SAVAGE DRAGON ARCHIVES, VOL. 2 TP

story ERIK LARSEN

art & cover ERIK LARSEN

616 PAGES

BW

APRIL 11

$19.99

This volume kicks off with an all-out gang war in the streets of Chicago and builds to the destruction of the planet Earth itself! Dragon goes from cop to corpse and to hell and back. Featuring the birth of Dragon's son. The death and rebirth of Darklord and Dragon's ascension to the head of Special Operations Strikeforce. Guest-starring Spawn, Hellboy, the Maxx, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and God.

Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #22-50

ALSO AVAILABLE: SAVAGE DRAGON ARCHIVES, VOL. 1 TP

SAM AND TWITCH: THE BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS COLLECTION, VOL. 2 TP

story BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

art ALEX MALEEV, CLAYTON CRAIN & ALBERTO PONTICELLI

cover GREG CAPULLO

224 pages

FC

$24.95

APRIL 25

Can you say, "BENDIS?!!" Issues 10-19 of what BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS does best: kick ass crime fiction! Collected for the first time in full color issues 10-19 of his legendary Sam and Twitch run. Featuring the acclaimed Witchcraft story arc, an ASHLEY WOOD cover gallery and other special bonuses. A must have collection for any fan.

Collects SAM AND TWITCH #10-19

ALSO AVAILABLE:

SAM AND TWITCH: THE BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS COLLECTION, VOL. 1 TP

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 2: MILES BEHIND US TP (NEW PRINTING)

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

cover TONY MOORE

144 PAGES

BW

APRIL 4

$12.99

BACK IN PRINT!

This volume follows our band of survivors on their tragic journey in search of shelter. Characters live and die as they brave a treacherous landscape littered with packs of the walking dead.

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #7-12

ALSO AVAILABLE: THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 1 TP

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

AFTER THE CAPE #2 (of 3)

story HOWARD WONG

art MARCO RUDY

cover JUAN FERREYRA

24 PAGES

BW

APRIL 11

$2.99

"SECRET LIFE"

Ethan lapses deeper into a life of crime, but when his erstwhile teammates uncover his secret, the price may be too steep to pay...even for a fallen hero.

ANT #12

story JEFFREY KAUFMAN

art & cover MARIO GULLY

32 PAGES

FC

APRIL 25

$2.99

"1992," Part Three

Ant's origin and government history comes to an end in this knock out conclusion to "1992." Charlie Echo, Rundown, Caliente and the rest of Omega 1 fight to save Ant from a government who wants her to stay dead. No matter the outcome, this should be the end of a difficult chapter in Hannah's life. But, who knows, her problems could just be beginning. With an appearance by The President, anything could happen.

BLACK MIST #3 (of 4)

story JAMES PRUETT

art MIKE PERKINS

cover JORDAN RASKIN

32 PAGES

FC

APRIL 11

$3.99

Lonnie is pulled into the darkest cavern of her mind and soul, and into the very heart of the ancient evil known only as the Mist. It's a conflict that will determine her future path and the effect her presence will have on the earth. Will she become mankind's guardian or will she follow the path of Kali and become its devourer?

BOMB QUEEN III # 2 (of 4)

story JIM VALENTINO & JIMMIE ROBINSON

art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

32 PAGES

FC

APRIL

$3.50

"THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE LOVELY," Part Three

When the Queen discovers her old sparring partner, Blacklight, has broken New Port City law to rescue Rebound's mother, the s#!t hits the fan! Plus a special bonus: the Bomb Queenopoly game board!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

DRAIN #5

story C.B. CEBULSKI

art & cover SANA TAKEDA

32 PAGES

FC

APRIL 25

$2.99

"CRESCENDO"

Four hundred years is a long time time to wait for anything, but Chinatsu's quest may finally be about to come to an end. The vampire she has been stalking is now in New York and seeks an audience with her. What are his intentions? Has he grown tired of the chase? Will Chinatsu be willing to settle for anything less than his death?!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

DYNAMO 5 #2

story JAY FAERBER

art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

32 PAGES

FC

APRIL 4

$3.50

Image's new super-team series continues as the Dynamo 5 kids get to know each other while fighting Whiptail, their father's reptilian arch-enemy. Meanwhile, Captain Dynamo's widow finds herself with some unwanted attention from F.L.A.G., and Scatterbrain learns Visionary's darkest secret.

QUOTE:

"DYNAMO 5 is the perfect execution of an idea I really wish I had thought of. Out of the gate, this is already one of the best superhero books on the stands." -Brian K. Vaughan (Ex Machina, Y - The Last Man)

ELEPHANTMEN #9

story RICHARD STARKINGS

art MORITAT & CHRIS BURNHAM

cover LADRNN

flip cover DAVID LLOYD

32 PAGES

FC

APRIL 18

$2.99

"LOCAL HIPPO"

Just getting home with his groceries proves to be a major task for Hip Flask, still on crutches after his run-in with Elijah Delaney. Meantime, Serengheti sends The Silencer out in search of a former employee in "SILENT RUNNING" which features a flip cover by V FOR VENDETTA's DAVID LLOYD.

GIRLS #24

story JOSHUA LUNA

art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

32 PAGES

FC

APRIL 18

$2.99

Everything must come to an end to make way for a new beginning.

Don't miss the conclusion of GIRLS! There is still time to catch up with the story, as the following volumes are available:

GIRLS, VOL. 1: CONCEPTION TP

GIRLS, VOL. 2: EMERGENCE TP

GIRLS, VOL. 3: SURVIVAL TP

INVINCIBLE #42

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

24 PAGES

FC

APRIL 25

$1.99

Ever thought about trying INVINCIBLE but just haven't gotten around to it? NOW is your chance! This special introductory issue – priced to sell – features the start of a brand new story-arc, and is an EXCELLENT jumping-on point for new readers. Also in this issue – a recap of the entire series from start to finish, bringing you up to speed with the hottest new superhero comic this century! Find out what all the fuss is about!

IMPALER # 6

story WILLIAM HARMS

art & cover NICK POSTIC & NICK MARINKOVICH

32 PAGES

FC

APRIL 11

$2.99

Vlad reveals his plan to defeat the vampires, but it means venturing deep into the vampire's lair. Unknown to the others, Vlad's plan demands that a life be sacrificed…

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

QUOTE: "Impaler begins a new ongoing at Image that, one hopes, can do for vampires what The Walking Dead did for zombies. Rating: A."

-Cinescape

THE NIGHTLY NEWS #6 (of 6)

story JONATHAN HICKMAN

art & cover JONATHAN HICKMAN

32 PAGES

FC

APRIL 11

$2.99

"REVENGE"

The End of the Brotherhood! The fate of the Hand! The Voice revealed! The stunning conclusion to The Nightly News.

NOBLE CAUSES #29

story JAY FAERBER

art & cover YILDIRAY CINAR & RON RILEY

32 PAGES

FC

APRIL 18

$3.50

At the funeral for one of their own, the Nobles and the Blackthornes finally come to blows!

THE PIRATES OF CONEY ISLAND #7 (of 8)

story RICK SPEARS

art by VASILIS LOLOS

colors NICK FILARDI & VASILIS LOLOS

covers VASILIS LOLO & BECKY CLOONAN

32 PAGES

FC

APRIL 25

$2.99

The Pirates have to arm up to battle the Hitman and save Zeus. Black Jack feels betrayed by Patch's consorting with the Cherries but it might just be the Cherries' help that turns the tide. Bitter pride is swallowed, stakes are sharpened and the stage is set for an unholy war!

SAM NOIR: RONIN HOLIDAY #3 (of 3)

story ERIC A. ANDERSON & MANNY TREMBLEY

art & cover MANNY TREMBLEY

24 PAGES

BW

APRIL

$2.99

"WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFIN"

After clawing his way out from a six-foot dirt-nap, Sam discovers that his new "friend" Eddie has teamed up with an evil island witch doctor. The answers Sam seeks are close at hand, but not until he's filled up that empty grave with some fresh bodies!

SAVAGE DRAGON #134

story ERIK LARSEN

art & cover ERIK LARSEN

32 PAGES

FC

APRIL 25

$2.99

"WORLD TOUR," Part One

Savage Dragon's quest to find his wife leads him to Newport, home of the notorious Bomb Queen! All hell breaks lose in this explosive issue that unites these titular Image stars. Savage Dragon's world tour begins here as the Dragon explores the Image Universe in search of his missing wife.

AD COPY: GUEST-STARRING BOMB QUEEN!

SPAWN #168

story DAVID HINE

art & cover BRIAN HABERLIN

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 23

$2.95

"HELLHOUSE," Part One

Are your kids misbehaving? Nothing puts wayward teenagers back on the straight and narrow faster than a dose of Hellfire. And who better to create the genuine experience than a couple of honest-to-god demons. Ab and Zab are born again in "Hellhouse."

STRONGARM #3 (of 6)

story STEVE HORTON

art & cover DAVID AHN

32 PAGES

FC

APRIL 25

$2.99

Rob is shot full of holes! Can Lyndsey, a self-admitted gearhead, restore him to normal-such as it is? And who's tracking them? Plus: Rob's brother Nick is back in the picture and isn't happy about Rob's condition. Nick vows revenge for what is obviously an Overlord plot to get at him through his brother!

TEXAS STRANGERS #2

story ANTONY JOHNSTON & DAN EVANS III

art & cover MARIO BOON

32 PAGES

FC

APRIL 11

$2.99

"TRAINING DAY" Part Two

A dead Stranger, gun-totin' villains, and a runaway wagon train adds up to big trouble for teenage twins Wyatt and Madara! Help is at hand in the form of an Elf and an Ogre, Tula and Zog-Texas Strangers who will stop at nothing to prevent Black Bart's plan to blow up a commune full of mages. But can they all work together and deal with the outlaws in time? Or will it all go BOOM? Don't miss the explosive end of the first story in this new Western fantasy adventure for all ages!

TRUE STORY, SWEAR TO GOD #6

story TOM BELAND

art & cover TOM BELAND

24 PAGES

BW

APRIL 11

$3.50

"THE LITTLE THINGS"

There are a BILLION little things that can drive one another nuts in a relationship. Cell phones, soda cans exploding in the freezer, talking during the big game, etc. This month, a look at all those things that makes us wonder why we love our significant others so much... while realizing what it is we do that drives them insane as well. Romance... it can be a bitch.

THE WALKING DEAD #38

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

32 PAGES

BW

APRIL 25

$2.99

Preparation for WAR.

ALSO AVAILABLE: THE WALKING DEAD BOOK ONE HC

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

TOP COW SOLICITATIONS

The Rikti Return to the CITY OF HEROES
City of Heroes #19 "Portals"

(W) Sean Fish (P) Mark A. Robinson (I) Rick Basaldua (C ) Blond

Over four years ago the first phase of the Rikti War ended when Hero 1 led Omega Team into the Rikti main portal base and destroyed it. The Rikti withdrew into their hidden lairs and the war became focused on skirmishes. Recently, Positron has detected increased Rikti activity and must uncover their secrets. While Positron feverishly tries to determine what the warlike aliens are planning, the rest of the Freedom Phalanx seek out the one man with any knowledge of what happened during that cataclysmic explosion so many years ago, the Invulnerable Ajax.

Full Color 32 pages $2.99

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.

Things Reach a Breaking Point in the FRESHMEN!
FRESHMEN II #5

"Fundamentals of Fear x153: The Question" pt. 5

(W) Hugh Sterbakov (P) Will Conrad (Col) Blond (Cov) Conrad, Migliari

The Puppeteer has jumped into many minds, but never one as terrifying as the one she finds herself trapped in now! As she battles for her life, the Freshmen risk everything to save her! The true evil of the Jupiter Corporation is revealed while the kids struggle with a cataclysmic rift in their team! And the final fate of Mr. Fiddlesticks is revealed, in a special issue he narrates!

Co-created by BUFFY and ROBOT CHICKEN star Seth Green and written by Mr. Universe runner-up Hugh Sterbakov!

Cover A) Will Conrad

Cover B) Rodolfo Migliari (Part 4 of a six-part cover)

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

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

Who is MADAME MIRAGE ?

Delve Into Dini's Latest Mystery This Month!
Madame Mirage First Look

(W) Paul Dini (A) Kenneth Rocafort (Cov) Kenneth Rocafort

Who is Madame Mirage? This is the question at the center of Paul Dini's (DETECTIVE COMICS, WITCHBLADE ANIMATED) first newly created character series from Top Cow Productions. Dini, best known for his work on the BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES and creating fan favorite character HARLEY QUINN, brings his unique vision to Top Cow. Joining Dini as the regular series artist is Top Cow rising star Kenneth Rocafort, who's been riveting fans with his highly kinetic art on HUNTER-KILLER.

This FIRST LOOK gives readers an exclusive look at the upcoming series and introduces Top Cow's latest femme fatale Madame Mirage! But who is Madame Mirage? What is nature of her powers? What drives her vendetta against the shadowy ASI? Get a glimpse of things to come and don't miss out on this chance at this FIRST LOOK, because MADAME MIRAGE tends to disappear!

Full Color 16 pages $0.99

Madame Mirage. 2006 Top Cow Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. "Madame Mirage," the Madame Mirage and logos, and the likenesses of all featured characters are trademarks of Top Cow Productions, Inc.

Discover the Way With NECROMANCER!
NECROMANCER TPB

(W) Joshua Ortega (P) Francis Manapul (Cov) Manapul

From science fiction writer Joshua Ortega (FREQUENCIES) and fan favorite penciler Francis Manapul (WITCHBLADE, THE DARKNESS), comes the story of Abigail van Alstine. Abigail is a stunning, smart high school student who just happens to be a natural spellcaster and adept in The Way. Abigail is thrust into the world of magic and soon ensnared in a larger conflict between the Church of Mali, an ancient demon, the Dark Agents, and the mysterious Hierarchy. What will Abby's inexperience cost her in this grand game?

Necromancer is a gothic fantasy adventure brought to you by two storytelling powerhouses who pull you in and never let go! This collection includes all six issues, plus bonus material such as character designs, layout, and lots more. Find out about the book people have been talking about all year!

Full Color 144 pages $14.99 trade paperback

Necromancer. 2006 Top Cow Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. "Necromancer," Necromancer logos, and the likenesses of all featured characters are trademarks of Top Cow Productions, Inc.

Backlist and offered agains

Don't miss out on these fantastic Offered Again items available in very limited quantities!

NOV051779 NECROMANCER #5 $2.99

DEC051814 NECROMANCER #6 $2.99

JAN061831 NECROMANCER WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO 2005 VAR CVR #1 $10.00

Takeru Claims the WITCHBLADE!
Witchblade Manga #3

(W) Yasuko Kobayashi (A) Kazasa Sumita (C) Blond (Cov) Sumita

Top Cow Productions and Bandai Entertainment proudly present a wholly unique interpretation of the WITCHBLADE mythos in this authentic manga. Takeru is an average schoolgirl being raised in a Buddhist monastery by a group of nuns. That is until a group of mysterious black clad monks show up at the monastery with bad intent!

In this issue Takeru joins with the Witchblade, the Demon Claw, for the first time. And as Takeru struggles against the power of the Witchblade, Kou also realizes his own destiny and struggles with the burden of his heritage. Originally serialized in Japan's popular magazine, CHAMPION RED and written by WITCHBLADE ANIME head writer, Yasuko Kobayashi, this uniquely Japanese tale is collected for the first time in standard comic format and in glorious full color.

Full Color 32 pages $2.99

Witchblade Generations WizardWorld Texas Exclusive T-shirt

(Art by) Top Cow's Finest

The WITCHBLADE GENERATIONS t-shirt debuted at the 2006 WizardWorld Texas show to eagerly awaiting fans. This exclusive t-shirt features three generations of WITCHBLADE bearers – Sara Pezzini, Masane from the WITCHBLADE ANIME, and the current bearer of the WITCHBLADE, Danielle Baptiste – in a striking image across the front of the shirt. The back of this white t-shirt features the new "Top Cow Gear" logo. Show your love with the first WITCHBLADE apparel item in years!

MED-XL $19.99

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

Witchblade/Punisher

(W) Ron Marz (A) Adriana Melo (Cov) Joseph Michael Linsner

Sara Pezzini and the Witchblade meet their toughest opponent yet in The Punisher! Urban legend tells of a brutal vigilante on an endless quest to avenge his family, innocent bystanders killed years ago in a mob shootout. The boogie man that criminals warn their troublemaking kids about is called – The Punisher. As a New York City homicide detective, Sara's seen just about everything and she doesn't believe in legends. But when she encounters the myth himself during a prison transport she must ask herself – do the ends justify the means? And will her partner, Patrick Gleason pay the ultimate price for her principles?

The popular creative team behind the monthly WITCHBLADE title, Ron Marz (ION) and Adriana Melo bring their considerable talents to this tense, action packed crossover one shot. And for the first time ever, the quintessential Punisher artist Tim Bradstreet's art graces a Top Cow cover.

Full Color 32 pages $2.99

Witchblade. 2006 Top Cow Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. "Witchblade," the Witchblade logos, and the likenesses of all featured characters are trademarks of Top Cow Productions, Inc. "Punisher" and all related characters are 2006 Marvel Entertainment.

 
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