Image Comics Solicitations for May, 2007

Thu, February 15th, 2007 at 12:00am PST

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CBR News Team, Editor

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Image Solicitations - Last Six Months

SPAWN: GODSLAYER #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH

story BRIAN HOLGUIN

art PHILIP TAN

cover JAY ANACLETO

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 30

$2.99

"THE WINTER KING" Part One

Last year, fans of dark fantasy were treated to SPAWN: GODSLAYER, a tale of ancient magic and doomed love. Now, that re-imagining of TODD McFARLANE's SPAWN debuts with a monthly series of its own. In the world of Ur, there are countless Gods who rule over the lands of men. From the mists of Chaos emerges the Godslayer, a powerful being sent to hunt and kill the Gods themselves. Now, haunted by the ghost of his murdered lover, the Godslayer is sent after his next target: a brutal tyrant God called the Winter King.

An absolute must-read for fans of epic fantasy like Elric, Lord of the Rings, WoW and Conan.

ALSO AVAILABLE:

SPAWN: GODSLAYER (ONE-SHOT)

DRAWING FROM LIFE #1

story Jim Valentino

art & cover Jim Valentino

24 PAGES

BW

MAY 30

$3.50

Returning to his autobiographical comix roots for the first time in nearly 20 years, JIM VALENTINO presents an all-new collection of real-life stories guaranteed to make you laugh and move you.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ALSO AVAILABLE:

VIGNETTES: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL COMIX OF VALENTINO TP

GUTSVILLE #1 (of 6)

story Simon Spurrier

art & cover Frazer Irving

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 30

$2.99

GUTSVILLE is a town living in the belly of the beast, literally. 150 years after the ocean liner HMS Daphne was swallowed at sea, its passengers' descendents cling to life in Gutsville. All is not well among the slippery streets… As revolutionaries, sadistic priests and frothing psychos clash in the psychedelic innards of an impossible creature, it's left to one scared RatCatcher to consider escape…

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

STRANGE EMBRACE #1 (of 8)

story DAVID HINE

art & cover David Hine & ROB STEEN

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 16

$2.99

SPAWN & X-MEN: CIVIL WAR writer David Hine brings his magnum opus to Image Comics! Digitally re-mastered, STRANGE EMBRACE will be available as eight monthly issues colored by FLANIMALS co-creator ROB STEEN and lettered by those awfully nice chaps at Comicraft! STRANGE EMBRACE is a modern gothic psycho-sexual tortured romance and is not for the nervous!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

WARD OF THE STATE#1 (of 3)

story CHRISTOPHER E. LONG

art & cover CHEE

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 2

$3.50

Norma Balitzer is just your typical average foster mother…who happens to train her young wards to be hired killers! Dravis Trucker, her latest ward, has always yearned for a normal life. Now he's hoping to survive long enough to get his driver's license!

INTERSECTIONS

art & cover DUNCAN FEGREDO & Sean Phillips

96 PAGES

FC

MAY 9

$14.99 SC

$34.99 LTD HC

Conceived during a repast of fine wine and nouvelle cuisine, INTERSECTIONS is

the meeting of two

artistic minds.

Sean Phillips (MARVEL ZOMBIES, CRIMINAL) and DUNCAN FEGREDO (HELLBOY, ENIGMA) play artistic ping pong with a sketchbook – a drawn and painted conversation where punctuation is provided by the postal service.

Can you read between the paintings?

Intersections: A visual dialogue between Sean Phillips and DUNCAN FEGREDO.

Intersections: The sequential conclusion to an excess of curry and beer.

The special limited edition signed and numbered hardcover is a must have for Phillips and FEGREDO fans!

ROB ZOMBIE PRESENTS: THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO TP

story ROB ZOMBIE

art KIERON DWYER, TONY MOORE, ALEX HORLEY, DAN BRERETON, TOMMY LEE EDWARDS, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL & MORE!

cover EJ SU & VAL STAPLES

288 PAGES

FC

MAY 2

$19.99

With the animated feature film soon to be released, pick up the graphic novel where it all began! The Haunted World of El Superbeasto is the illustrated thrill ride of the summer, created and written by ROB ZOMBIE. Follow the exploits of El Superbeasto, Suzi-X and Simon Deadmarsh in these tales of horror excitement! No self-respecting horror fan will want to miss out on this one.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

TELLOS COLOSSAL HC

story TODD DEZAGO

art & cover MIKE WIERINGO

288 PAGES

FC

MAY 30

$39.99

S&N $75.00

Now for the first time in one stunning, oversized hardcover edition-TODD DEZAGO and

MIKE WIERINGO's award-winning epic fantasy, TELLOS!

Journey with young Jarek and tiger-warrior Koj as they team up with a pirate princess called Serra, to confront the terrible Malsur who is set on devouring the denizens of this magical patchwork world!

TELLOS is an all-ages rollercoaster of action and adventure, mystery and magic, and good versus evil! The perfect format for the perfect bedtime story-for children of ALL ages!

ALSO AVAILABLE:

TELLOS: THE LAST HEIST (ONE-SHOT)

TELLOS: MAIDEN VOYAGE (ONE-SHOT)

TELLOS: SONS AND MOONDS (ONE-SHOT)

GIRLS, VOL. 4: EXTINCTION TP

story JOSHUA LUNA

art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

160 PAGES

FC

MAY 18

$14.99

Ethan and his neighbors struggle to find their way out of an alien bubble that separates their once-sleepy town from the rest of the world. But first, the men must overcome the temptations of the mysterious, beautiful clones that are quickly spreading throughout the town, exterminating the women and feeding them to a giant, sperm-shaped vessel. In this final installment of four volumes, we learn the final fate of Pennystown and their enigmatic invaders.

Collects GIRLS #19-24.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ALSO AVAILABLE:

GIRLS, VOL. 1: CONCEPTION TP

GIRLS, VOL. 2: EMERGENCE TP

GIRLS, VOL. 3: SURVIVAL TP

ALIEN PIG FARM #2 (of 4)

story TODD FARMER

art DON MARQUEZ

cover MARK SCHULTZ

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 9

$2.99

Put yer head between yer knees and kiss yer sister goodbye! Them green-skinned sumbitches is hungry fer pig innards and horny fer farm girls! But don't nobody fondle the cousins while eatin' bacon 'cept Johnny Ray and Elvis! Consider the can of whoop-ass open!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

AFTER THE CAPE #3 (of 3)

written by HOWARD WONG

art by MARCO RUDY

cover by MANNY TREMBLEY

24 PAGES

BW

MAY 16

$2.99

"SOMEWHERE BELOW ROCK BOTTOM"

Just when Ethan Falls thought he could sink no further…he does.

ANT #13

story JEFFREY KAUFMAN

art & cover MARIO GULLY

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 23

$2.99

So you thought the conflict was over. Guess again! Jessica Mime shows up to remind Ant just how much she still has to lose. A little more of the government conspiracy lurks in the background while Caliente and Charlie Echo drop by. If that's not enough, a new villain creeping around the bend may screw up the family reunion Hannah has been dreaming about.

BLACK MIST #4 of 4

story JAMES PRUETT

art MIKE PERKINS & ROBERT GRABE

cover JORDAN RASKIN

48 PAGES

FC

MAY 23

$4.99

Special climactic giant-size is sue!

Now that Lonnie Talbot has escaped from Kali, she must fight to save herself from following her destiny as the devourer of the world! It‚s the battle of Hindu gods as Shiva and Kali battle for the fate of the earth. Will Lonnie fulfill her prophecy as the Destructor or can her adopted daughter reach through the mesmerizing influence of the Mist and rescue her last remnants of humanity?

BOMB QUEEN III # 3 (of 4)

story JIM VALENTINO & JIMMIE ROBINSON

art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 9

$3.50

"RE-MATCH!"

Bomb Queen fights the heroine Blacklight again - this time: no rules, no laws, no holding back - just how the bloodthirsty Queen loves it! Can Blacklight contain Bomb Queen's onslaught and the surreal horrors of New Port City's Crime Zone?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

DRAIN #6

story C.B. CEBULSKI

art & cover SANA TAKEDA

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 30

$2.99

Chinatsu's quest for vengeance comes full circle and brings her back to where it all began... Japan! As she returns to confront her past and put her demons to rest once and for all, she's in for a few surprises. Will spilling the blood of her enemies finally help her find the closure she has been searching for so long?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ELEPHANTMEN: THE PILOT

stories Richard Starkings, Kurt Busiek & Jeph Loeb

art Moritat, Stuart Immonen & Ian Churchill

cover Ladrnn

flip cover Ian Churchill & MORITAT

40 PAGES

FC

MAY 16

$2.99

As TV cameras head for Santa Monica to cover the meteor that crash landed in the Bay, we check in with Skycab pilot Miki, as she downloads comics in the break room at the taxi garage. This special 40-page issue also features a stunning gallery of Elephantmen art by JAE LEE, JIM LEE, TODD McFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO, JOE MADUREIRA, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, CHRIS BACHALO, HENRY FLINT, TIM SALE & STEPHEN PLATT.

ALSO AVAILABLE:

ELEPHANTMEN #0

FRANK FRAZETTA'S DEATH DEALER #2 (of 6)

story JOSHUA ORTEGA

art NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

covers FRANK FRAZETTA, NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 9

$3.99

Death returns to the land of Iparsia, as the kingdoms of Oro and Edani resurrect an ancient war. But the soliders of Edani aren't human this time…they're more like demonic shadows. What's happened to the soldiers? And can the Death Dealer be far behind? Get the exciting answers from critically acclaimed writer JOSHUA ORTEGA (NECROMANCER) and rising star artists NAT JONES (SPAWN: THE DARK AGES) and JAY FOTOS (SPAWN) in the pulse-pounding second issue of this epic miniseries!

DYNAMO 5 #3

story JAY FAERBER

art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 9

$3.50

Jump aboard the Dynamo 5 bandwagon! One of Captain Dynamo's old allies has gone postal, and now Myriad has to master an impersonation of his dead father in order to convince the deranged hero not to level Tower City.

"Jay Faerber offers up another fresh new spin on the superhero genre with DYNAMO 5, mixing up broken families, government conspiracies and good old-fashioned superhero slugfests into an intriguing new series." -- Randy Lander (www.comicpants.com)

GDLAND #19

story JOE CASEY

art TOM SCIOLI

cover TOM SCIOLI & RICHARD STARKINGS

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 30

$2.99

BOOK NINETEEN: HIGH HEAD STUNG

Cosmic Melodrama meets Orgy of Violence! What more could you want from a comic book? I mean, just look at that cover! That's the SAVAGE STING, baby! Doesn't that just say it all?!? Besides, so much insane sh*t happens this issue, you won't believe your beady little eyes!

DON'T DARE MISS THIS MONTH'S COSMIC EXTRAVAGANZA!

NEW STORY ARC!

ALSO AVAILABLE:

GDLAND, VOL. 1 TP

GDLAND, VOL. 2 TP

GDLAND, VOL. 3 TP

INVINCIBLE #43

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 23

$2.99

SPACE FIGHT!

Allen the Alien has returned to Earth, seeking more information from Invincible that he can use against the Viltrumite Empire. Unfortunately, The Immortal is giving Allen a less-than-warm welcome.

ALSO AVAILABLE:

THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK TO THE INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #1

THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK TO THE INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #2

MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #2

story MIKE ALLRED

art & cover MIKE & LAURA ALLRED

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 2

$2.99

Frank Einstein has found himself in an alien dimension with more questions than answers. Will he ever see the love of his new life, Josephine Lombard, ever again? Did she ever really even exist? Or has she only ever been a figment of his throbbing brain? Frank must begin a maze-like journey in order to find his way back to the "Snap City" universe. Mr. Excitement, Frank's childhood hero, makes his ghostly official debut. Thrills, chills, and spills await you!

NOBLE CAUSES #30

story JAY FAERBER

art YILDIRAY CINAR & RON RILEY

cover KHARY RANDOLPH

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 16

$3.50

Rusty finally has his day in court, and learns the truth about Cosmic Rae from a surprising source.

THE PIRATES OF CONEY ISLAND #8 (of 8)

story RICK SPEARS

art & cover by VASILIS LOLOS & NICK FILARDI

variant cover BECKY CLOONAN

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 23

$2.99

MINISERIES CONCLUSION!

The Pirates and the Cherries go toe-to-toe with the Hitman and Cadillacula and only one will rule Coney Island. Blood will be spilled! Questions will be answered! Zeus will SPEAK! The tide is high and the end is nigh! This is the one they will be talking about. Don't miss it!

ALSO AVAILABLE:

THE PIRATES OF CONEY ISLAND #1 (of 8)

PVP# 34

story SCOTT KURTZ

art SCOTT KURTZ

cover DALE NORVELL

24 PAGES

BW

MAY 31

$2.99

Brent and Francis accept the challenge to see who can be more romantic during a double date with Jade and Marcy. How far are these Don Juan's willing to go in order to impress the fairer sex? Should Jade and Marcy be careful what they wish for? Find out in the Eisner Award-winning funny book that combines humor with heart (burn).

ALSO AVAILABLE:

PvP SKULL PLUSH

SAVAGE DRAGON #135

story ERIK LARSEN

art & cover ERIK LARSEN

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 23

$2.99

"ENTER: PRISM"

The Savage Dragon's quest to find his wife leads him to Seattle, where he meets Prism and the Centurions. Dragon's tour of the Image Universe continues.

SPAWN #170

story DAVID HINE

art & cover BRIAN HABERLIN

32 PAGES

FC

JUNE 27

$2.95

When Spawn re-made the world, he closed the portals to Heaven and Hell. With no fresh souls to torment, the demons are getting restless. In this issue, the door is breached. One man faces judgement and if he is guilty the price will be a one-way ticket to eternal damnation.

STRONGARM #4 (of 5)

story STEVE HORTON

art & cover DAVID AHN

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 23

$2.99

Who is really behind the attempt on Rob's life that lead to his disfigurement? Was it the Overlord, or someone else? In the penultimate chapter of the first Strongarm story arc, mysteries are revealed, conspiracies are uncovered and Rob is pushed into a confrontation he never wanted! Not everyone's coming out of this one alive...

TEXAS STRANGERS #3

story ANTONY JOHNSTON & DAN EVANS III

art & cover MARIO BOON & TRACI HUI

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 9

$2.99

"THE LONE STRANGER," Part One

NEW STORY! Dodging spectral bullets and French insults, the Houston Twins must turn to the enigmatic Adam Smith for assistance. But the conflict between the French Colonials and the unforgiving undead escalates, forcing the kids to call for help from the Texas Strangers and the elite Musketeers to start their endgame. Can the twins find what links them all to the Lone Stranger before they lose their newfound home?

THE TRIPPER (ONE-SHOT) RES.

story DAVID ARQUETTE & JOE HARRIS

adaptation STEVE NILES

art & cover NAT JONES

48 PAGES

FC

MAY 2

$5.99

THE OFFICIAL COMIC OF THE MOVIE!

A group of free-loving hippies head to Frank Baker's American Free Love Festival for all the sex, drugs and rock n' roll they can get their grubby hands on. But they're not the only ones coming... out of the woods comes a maniac of presidential proportions! He's big. He's mean. And he's come back to save a country that's lost its way, and slaughter every last filthy hippie who dares to enter his domain. It's morning in America all over again! Go out there and... KILL ONE FOR THE TRIPPER!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

TRUE STORY, SWEAR TO GOD #8

story TOM BELAND

art & cover TOM BELAND

24 PAGES

BW

MAY 9

$2.99

From out of nowhere, at a time not expected, comes the man they call FANBOY DAVID. Plus, Tom and Lily have to decide whether or not to buy her sister's house! All there in living black and white!

UNRAVEL #2 (of 4)

story DAN WICKLINE

art HOMEROS GILANI

cover TONE RODRIGUEZ

32 PAGES

FC

MAY 23

$3.50

"LIVING IN THE DETAILS," Part Two

Detective Lindsey Shaw must discover what connection the nameless man who saved her life has to a ten-year-old murder case, before his very existence causes a century's worth of forensic evidence to completely UNRAVEL!

TAG (place on art):

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

THE WALKING DEAD #39

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

32 PAGES

BW

MAY 23

$2.99

BIRTH.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ALSO AVAILABLE: THE WALKING DEAD SCRIPT BOOK

MCFARLANE TOYS SOLICITATIONS • MAY 2007

McFARLANE'S MILITARY SERIES 5

Item #60330-9

12 pieces per case, no guarantee of mix

McFarlane's Military Series 5 brings stunning detail and meticulous authenticity to four types of soldiers currently deployed protecting freedom: Army Special Forces Operator, Air Force Pararescue, Coast Guard Deck Gunner, Marine RCT.

Air Force Pararescue

Marine RCT

Army Special Forces Operator

Coast Guard Patrol

ROBOCOP 3-D WALL HANGING

Item #12950-2

6 pieces per case

Part Man, Part Machine, All Cop.

McFarlane's Pop Culture Masterworks re-creates the classic Robocop one-sheet movie poster as a 3-D wall hanging. A must-have for fans of the classic 1987 sci-fi thriller, McFarlane's Robocop can be displayed on a wall or any flat surface. Approximate dimensions: 8" x 12" x 2".

ROCKY 3-D WALL HANGING

Item #12955-7

6 pieces per case

Go the Distance.

McFarlane's Pop Culture Masterworks re-creates Rocky's original one-sheet movie poster in an all-new 3-D format that can be displayed on a wall or any flat surface. Approximate dimensions: 8" x 12" x 2". The perfect collectible for fans who consider the 1976 Academy Award-winning movie to be one of the best boxing films ever made!

MLB SERIES 18

Item #71250-6

12 pieces per case, no guarantee of mix

Bring on the Young Guns!

Youth Is Served in McFarlane's MLB 18. The lineup features talented rookies and breakout young stars, and a pair of unique sequel figures for two of the game's best players. This dynamite lineup is sure to please fans and collectors.

David Ortiz 2 – Boston Red Sox

Ryan Howard – Philadelphia Phillies

David Wright – New York Mets

Mariano Rivera 2 – New York Yankees

Justin Verlander – Detroit Tigers

Brandon Webb – Arizona Diamondbacks

TOP COW SOLICITATIONS • MAY 2007

11 Pages total ( 9 for Top Cow & 3 for Platinum)

MAY 2007 CHECKLIST!

Madame Mirage #1 - Paul Dini/Kenneth Rocafort - $2.99

The Darkness: Level 5 - Jenkins/Wohl/Choi/Oback - $2.99

Witchblade #108 - Ron Marz/Adriana Melo - $2.99

Witchblade Manga #4 - Yasuko Kobayashi/Kazasa Sumita - $2.99

Freshmen II #6 - Seth Green/Hugh Sterbakov/Will Conrad - $3.99

Best of Marc Silvestri TPB - Marc Silvestri - $18.99

Madame Mirage - Lithograph Greg Horn - $29.99

The Darkness Statue Cortez/Wires - $149.99

The Darkness Ltd Ed Video Game - Jenkins/Starbreeze - $59.99

MADAME MIRAGE #1

story PAUL DINI

art KENNETH ROCAFORT

cover A GREG HORN

cover B KENNETH ROCAFORT

32 PAGES

FC

MAY

$2.99

Superstar writer, Paul Dini (DETECTIVE COMICS, LOST) makes an explosive return to Top Cow in 2007 when he brings brand new character Madame Mirage to the Top Cow Universe!

But who is this beautiful woman who appears out of the mist? As deadly as she is beautiful, she is cutting a bloody path through the city's villains, who now wear suits and have "legitimate" businesses. But who is her ultimate prey? And how does this Mirage take form? And why is her destiny and that of her sidekick Harper so irrevocably entwined? These and many other questions will be asked along with the most pivotal question of all – Who is Madame Mirage?

Dini weaves a tale of murder, intrigue and revenge in a world of high-tech espionage and treachery. Joining Dini is rising artistic star, Kenneth Rocafort (HUNTER-KILLER) with his atmospheric and kinetic style. The first issue features two covers by sensual cover artist Greg Horn (SUPERMAN RETURNS, SHE-HULK) as well as a stunning cover by series artist Rocafort. Madame Mirage – you'll never forget her… if you can make her acquaintance and live to tell the tale…

MADAME MIRAGE GREG HORN LITHO

artist GREG HORN

12 by 18" Limited Edition Lithograph

FC

MAY

$29.99

Bring the beautiful cover image from Madame Mirage #1 by the inimitable Greg Horn home as a limited edition lithograph of 500 pieces reproduced at the highest quality possible at 12X18 inches!

Madame Mirage. 2007 Paul Dini and Top Cow Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. "Madame Mirage," the Madame Mirage logos, and the likeness of all featured characters are trademarks of Paul Dini and Top Cow Productions, Inc.

THE DARKNESS: LEVEL 5

writer PAUL JENKINS AND DAVID WOHL

artist MIKE CHOI

colorist SONIA OBACK

cover A DALE KEOWN

cover B MIKE CHOI

32 PAGES

FC

MAY

$2.99

THE DARKNESS Level series comes to a thundering conclusion! In this finale issue, Jackie accepts his birthright and the true power of The Darkness is revealed. Don't miss the climactic battle between Jackie and his Uncle Paulie. Paulie murdered the woman Jackie loved and now Jackie is back to exact revenge as only the bearer of The Darkness can!

This special series, brought to you by THE DARKNESS video game/comic scribe Paul Jenkins and THE DARKNESS co-creator David Wohl, parallels the levels of the much anticipated video game by 2K Games, while bringing you original stories that show you a side of THE DARKNESS you've never seen. Joining Jenkins and Wohl, is the red hot art team of Michael Choi and colorist Sonia Oback fresh off their triumphant Marvel series X-23: TARGET X! These stand-alone stories can be enjoyed without the video game, but add a new level to the playing experience!

Order Form Note – Look for The Darkness video game on next generation gaming platforms at fine video game sales outlets in May!

Order Form Note – SPOTLIGHT

THE DARKNESS STATUE

sculptor DAVE CORTES

painter EDDIE WIRES

STATUE

MAY

$199.99

Tying in with this month's video game release from 2K and continuing THE DARKNESS 10th Anniversary celebration, Top Cow Productions is proud to present the release of THE DARKNESS STATUE. Jackie Estacado is captured in 3-D for the die-hard collector. Quantities are limited and allocations may occur, don't miss out!

THE DARKNESS LIMITED EDITION VIDEO GAME

writer PAUL JENKINS

developer STARBREEZE STUDIOS

VIDEO GAME

MAY

$59.99

The wait is over! The highly anticipated video game from 2K and developer Starbreeze Studios has arrived. THE DARKNESS VIDEO GAME features a distinct blend of dark modern crime drama and supernatural horror with intense first person non-linear gameplay. The game is written by popular scribe Paul Jenkins and allows fans to assume the role of Jackie Estacado, utilizing the amazing powers of The Darkness itself to fight the mob. And Top Cow has a limited edition of the game itself available for both X-Box 360 and Playstation 3!

The Darkness. 2007 Top Cow Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. "The Darkness," the Darkness logos, and the likenesses of all featured characters are trademarks of Top Cow Productions, Inc.

WITCHBLADE #108

writer RON MARZ

artist ADRIANA MELO

cover CHRIS BACHALO

32 PAGES

FC

MAY

$2.99

Dani returns to New York from her surreal adventures in New Orleans and immediately seeks out Sara Pezzini, the previous bearer of the Witchblade. Meanwhile Sara has her own problems to deal with as her pregnancy begins to show and she must come clean to her commanding officer about the situation. Things get even more complicated when a foe previously thought dead returns to exact her revenge on Sara!

Witchblade. 2007 Top Cow Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. "Witchblade," the Witchblade and logos, and the likenesses of all featured characters are trademarks of Top Cow Productions, Inc.

WITCHBLADE MANGA #4

writer YASUKO KOBAYASHI

artist KAZASA SUMITA

colorist BLOND

cover SUMITA

32 PAGES

FC

MAY

$2.99

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. Average except for the mysterious demonic claw locked deep within the monastery -- which Takeru is irresistibly drawn to!

In this issue Takeru and Kuo reconcile and begin researching the lore surrounding the "Demon Claw", the Witchblade. Their research is cut short when they encounter Kira, a powerful demon warrior! 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.

Witchblade. 2007 Top Cow Productions, Inc., GONZO/CBC, GDH, SPWT All rights reserved. "Witchblade," the Witchblade logos, and the likenesses of all featured characters are trademarks of Top Cow Productions, Inc.

FRESHMEN II Careens to Its Conclusion!

FRESHMEN II #6

writer HUGH STERBAKOV

artist WILL CONRAD

colorist BLOND

cover A WILL CONRAD

cover B RODOLFO MIGLIARI (Part 6 of a six-part cover)

32 PAGES

FC

MAY

$2.99

"Fundamentals of Fear x153: The Enemy Within" pt. 6

The team is torn apart by jealousy, and the distraction is just enough to allow a new, deadly threat to rise from the ashes of a fallen enemy. The result will be catastrophic - nothing will ever be the same again (really!) as the non-stop "Fundamentals of Fear" careens toward its jaw-dropping conclusion. We're serious! In fact, tape your jaw up before you even pick this book up, or we won't be responsible!

Co-created by the self-deprecating Seth Green and written by the star of BUFFY, AUSTIN POWERS, ROBOT CHICKEN and Seth's dreams, Hugh Sterbakov!

Freshmen. 2007 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.

The Spotlight Shines on the Father of Top Cow!

TOP COW'S BEST: MARC SILVESTRI TRADE PAPERBACK

writer VARIOUS

penciller MARC SILVESTRI

cover MARC SILVESTRI

240 PAGES

FC

MAY

$24.99

The Head of the Herd himself is featured in this trade collection, which is sure to be a treasured collection for years to come. Marc Silvestri is a legend in the comic industry, with a career spanning from his early days on CONAN THE BARBARIAN to his breakout success on THE UNCANNY X-MEN to the co-founding of Image Comics and the establishment of Top Cow Productions. His imagination and elegant line work has generated such mainstays as WITCHBLADE, THE DARKNESS, and HUNTER-KILLER. This hefty trade provides diehard and new fans alike with a sampling of Marc's absolute best work from the Top Cow era.

Order Form Note – GEM

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The BEST rock superheroes of all time return in the comic book event of the year!

KISS 4K #1

writer: RICKY SPRAGUE

art and color: DANIEL CAMPOS AND KEVIN CROSSLEY

cover: RODOLFO MIGLIARI

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KISS 4K #1 Destroyer Edition

40 PAGES

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A mysterious and beautiful figure reveals to each KISS member that they carry the world-protecting warrior spirits of the 4K. But have they learned this incredible secret too late? Get in on the ground floor of this sprawling, epic adventure as realities crash and the Demon, the Starchild, the King of All Beasts and the Celestial open up an all-new KISS universe!

AND ALSO, here for the first time, a record-breaking world's BIGGEST comic, the KISS 4K #1 Destroyer Edition, a staggering 30-inches tall by 18 inches wide!

WHO IS…RICKY SPRAGUE? Ricky Sprague is a freelance writer and cartoonist. His directorial debut, "Sperm! The Motion Picture" premiers at film festivals in 2007.

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RIYL*: KISS, duh!

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KISS 4K, the KISS 4K logo, the KISS Comics Group logo, and the names and likenesses of all KISS characters are trademarks of KISS Catalog Ltd. KISS is a registered trademark of KISS Catalog Ltd. Other featured characters are trademarks of Platinum Studios, Inc. and KISS Catalog, Ltd. 2007 Platinum Studios, Inc. and KISS Catalog Ltd. All rights reserved.

Winner of the 2006 comic book challenge!

HERO BY NIGHT #3 (of4)

story and art: D.J. COFFMAN

color: JASON EMBURY

cover: D.J. COFFMAN AND MARK SPARACIO

32 PAGES

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In order for Jack King must to save his friend Roz, he must first learn the secrets of the previous Hero By Night's arch-nemesis, the Iron Talon. But before he can do all that, he has to defeat a selfish android and break in a new sidekick.

With a special painted cover this issue by D.J. Coffman and Mark Sparacio (Heroes for Hire)!

WHO IS…D.J. Coffman? He's the winner of the 2006 "Comic Book Challenge" put on by Platinum Studios and NBC San Diego! Prior to winning the contest, D.J. had worked on many online comics available at sites such as Kevin Smith's MoviePoopShoot.com and Cracked Magazine online.

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RIYL*: Invincible, Spider-Man, teenage adventure

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HERO BY NIGHT 2007 Platinum Studios, Inc. All rights reserved. "Hero By Night," the Hero By Night logo, and the likenesses of all featured characters are trademarks of Platinum Studios, Inc.

UNIQUE #3 (of 3)

writer: DEAN MOTTER

art and color: DENNIS CALERO

32 PAGES

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Jon Geoffries must come to grips with the fact that he is the only one on parallel worlds that has the power to destroy a bridge that would connect those worlds, allowing the evil Fowler/Preston to rule. Is this reality, or is he just a madman on medication? Learn the truth is this stunning conclusion!

WHO IS…DEAN MOTTER? Designer/writer/illustrator Dean Motter is well-known for his award-winning book and album cover designs, but is perhaps most notorious as the creator of the '80s comic book sensation Mister X. His work has appeared in comics such as Batman, Grendel, Hellblazer, Superman Adventures and Star Wars Tales.

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RIYL*: Rex Mundi, Planetary, and other conspiracy-adventures!

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UNIQUE 2007 Platinum Studios, Inc. All rights reserved. "Unique," the Unique logo, and the likenesses of all featured characters are trademarks of Platinum Studios, Inc.

 
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