Image Comics Solicitations for July, 2007

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

JACK KIRBY'S SILVER STAR HC

story JACK KIRBY

art & cover JACK KIRBY

144 PAGES

FC

JULY 18

$34.99

JACK "KING" KIRBY'S SILVER STAR is collected in an oversized full color hardcover at last! Chronicling the rise of Homo-Geneticus, a genetically altered Breed of humanity, designed to survive an impending apocalypse, which spawns both the heroic Silver Star and the sadistic Darius Drumm! SILVER STAR is a surreal masterpiece! Insightful, thought-provoking, uproarious, frantic and deadly! SILVER STAR was Kirby's final creation, originally published by Pacific Comics in the early '80s. It's a huge, sweeping epic, filled with classic Kirby trademarks: crackling energy, memorable characters, outrageous dialogue, explosive action and ham-fisted romance!

SIDEBAR:

Featuring lush inks by Mike Royer and lovingly reconstructed colors by Erik Larsen, this deluxe hardcover is a must-have for any Kirby fan!

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #2
story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover JASON HOWARD

32 PAGES

FC

JULY 5

$2.99

Gary Hampton puts his newly acquired powers to the test. Wolf-Man finally takes to the streets – saving lives and doing good. How will the public react to him – and can he control the beast within? Don't miss out on the first action-packed adventures of THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN!

PLUS

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #1: DIRECTOR'S CUT
40 PAGES

FC

JULY 5

$3.99

Witness the birth of the world's most unlikely superhero-WOLF-MAN!

Featuring all the material from the Free Comic Book Day edition as well as loads of bonus sketches, character designs and script excerpts. Don't miss out a second time!

THE CHEMIST
story JAY BOOSE

art & cover JAY BOOSE

32 PAGES

FC

JULY 25

$3.50

Vance Larroche is not your typical drug dealer. He's a manufacturer – a chemist, to be exact. He doesn't waste time making street drugs like Heroin. He's looking to the future. The real money is in prescription drugs. Lately, it seems everyone wants him dead. Will he be able to survive when a mysterious woman further complicates his life?

SIDEBAR:

FEATURES ARTWORK BY PIXAR ANIMATOR JAY BOOSE!

THE CREATURE FROM THE DEPTHS (ONE-SHOT)
story MARK KIDWELL

art & cover MARK KIDWELL & JAY FOTOS

40 PAGES

FC

JULY 5

$3.99

In the tradition of the classic "Creature From the Black Lagoon" by way of Lovecraft, peppered with gore and EC-style twists comes the tale of loathsome beasts, treachery and red death beneath the waves. A self-contained one-shot, "Creature" sports a full 36 pages of full color story and art, with script and pencils by MARK KIDWELL and eye-popping color by JAY FOTOS. The creative team that brought you '68 brings you an all-new tale of extreme horror!

SIDEBAR:

36 PAGES OF STORY! MORE HORROR FOR YOUR BUCK!

DUST #1 (of 2)
story mink & PAOLO PARENTE

art & covers PAOLO PARENTE

32 PAGES

FC

JULY 5

$3.99

It's THE DIRTY DOZEN versus robots, zombies and more! Jump into battle as the Allies and the Sino-Soviet Union join forces to fight the evil Axis; a powerful group (Germany, Japan and Africa) whose plans to dominate the world are bolstered by their amazing weapons – built using alien technology taken from a crashed space ship.

Paolo Parente and mink have created a seamless blend of historical events and cutting edge Sci-Fi to bring you DUST – a groundbreaking World War II adventure!

Writer mink is a feature film and MTV music video director who has worked with Snoop Dogg, Slum Village, Sheryl Crow and many more. Parente's art style was molded in the fashion world as Versace's lead illustrator, before turning his skills towards graphic novel covers, World of Warcraft art, Magic the Gathering trading cards & toy design.

SIDEBAR:

MTV VIDEO DIRECTOR, mink LOOKS TO CONQUER COMICS WITH THIS SURREALISTIC SCI-FI MASTERPIECE!

RETAILERS: SEE ORDER FORM FOR INCENTIVE

RETAILER INCENTIVE:

This book will ship with a 1-for-10 variant cover by Paolo Parente.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

FELL #9
story WARREN ELLIS

art & cover BEN TEMPLESMITH

24 PAGES

FC

JULY 25

$1.99

There are reasons why hostage negotiators get special training. They need to create calm, bond with their targets, and appear credibly understanding and empathetic. In the crumbling city of Snowtown, the closest thing they have to a hostage negotiator is detective Richard Fell, who has a dozen psychology books and a history of shooting people who annoy him. And, in Snowtown, hostage-takers aren't doing it for personal gain. They're only doing it for hate.

HIDING IN TIME #1 (of 4)
story CHRISTOPHER E. LONG

art & cover by RYAN WINN

32 PAGES

FC

JULY 25

$3.50

In the near future, the Witness Protection Program will relocate people throughout time to ensure their safety. But when hired assassins begin finding and killing them, Nathan Crew – a simple technician in the now-defunct Time Portal Division of the WPP – is forced to travel back in time to try and stop the atrocities!

THE BAKERS: BABIES AND KITTENS HC
story KYLE BAKER

art & cover KYLE BAKER

96 PAGES

FC

JULY 11

$18.99

Shock and "Aaaw."

After a humiliating defeat at the hands of a mouse, Dad is covered in glue traps. Mom & the kids adopt a cat against Dad's wishes and hide it from him. Dad doesn't catch on for days. (You can't make this crap up. I live like this!) Baby Jackie demonstrates fifteen wrong ways to pick up a cat, then suddenly discovers she's been replaced as the center of her big sister's attention!

It's an all-out war between the jealous baby and the fuzzy kitten, and no Baker is safe!

SIDEBAR:

EISNER AWARD-WINNER KYLE BAKER BLOWS THE NEEDLE OFF THE CUTE METER!

BLACK CHERRY OGN
story DOUG TENNAPEL

art & cover DOUG TENNAPEL

192 PAGES

BW

JULY 11

$17.99

Down-on-his-luck Mafioso, Eddie Paretti is so desperate for cash he's agreed to steal a dead body from his own mob boss! Things only get worse when he discovers the body isn't human!

With few options and fewer people he can trust, Eddie calls on the man who raised him, Father McHugh. The priest tells Eddie that the body was stolen from his monastery by the Mafia. Father McHugh is accompanied by a beautiful woman Eddie swears looks just like a stripper he once fell in love with named Black Cherry.

Blending crime thriller with TENNAPEL's utterly breath-taking brushwork, BLACK CHERRY is delicious.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

SIDEBAR:

FEATURING stunning art from acclaimed animator and video game creator DOUG TENNAPEL!

FULL COLOR
story MARK HAVEN BRITT

art & cover MARK HAVEN BRITT

176 PAGES

BW

JULY 18

$15.99

TELL YOUR BOSS EXACTLY WHAT YOU THINK.

A lifetime marked with Napoleonic bosses has generated a rage in Boom that she can't contain anymore – only aim. Her target? Her boss. That same day, Boom comes home to find an old friend standing on her fire escape. David's double-crossed a drug dealer and he's looking for help.

Boom tells him, "I can't. I've given myself one day to make it all right or I'm just going to kill myself. What do you think of that?"

David smiles, "Chaos it is then. We'll need coffee."

FULL COLOR is an action-packed odyssey through New York. Fast-paced and thoughtful, compelling and funny, FULL COLOR is a revenge-fueled morality tale for a post-September 11th world.

SIDEBAR:

BY XERIC AWARD-WINNING ARTIST MARK HAVEN BRITT!

GIRLS & GODDESSES: THE PIN-UP ART OF JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER HC
art by JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER

cover by JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER

112 PAGES

FC

JULY 5

$29.99

LTD S&N ED $75.00

A Linsner Girl is one with a sparkle in her eye, a saucy pose and plenty of beautiful skin. GIRLS & GODDESSES features Dawn, Dark Ivory and many other gorgeous LINSNER pin-up girls collected together for the first time! Showcasing page after page of previously unpublished work, this volume is a must for all lovers of true beauty, both earthly and divine. 112 pages of luscious, full color LINSNER cheesecake -- served extra sweet -- await you in this 9" x 12" hardcover book.

PLUS! A special signed, limited edition featuring a dazzling full color signing plate and eight bonus pages of full color material exclusive to this edition. Strictly numbered to just 500 copies.

RETAILER WARNING: NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

SIDEBAR:

For fans of Olivia, Hughes, Cho & Vargas!

SCRAP METTLE HC
art & cover SCOTT MORSE

400 PAGES

FC

JULY 18

$39.99

Award-winning storyteller Scott Morse's SCRAP METTLE is the culmination of every spare moment spent away from the creation of his graphic novels and his duties at Pixar. This book is the reservoir of the products of a mind that won't empty of its ideas.

SCRAP METTLE, a gargantuan volume of both electrifying images and smaller, personal thoughts, is a must-have for any admirer of sketching and painting, and a sure favorite of any follower of the retro pop art scene.

SIDEBAR:

EISNER WINNER SCOTT MORSE GIVES YOU A PEEK INTO HIS PROCESS!

AGE OF BRONZE, VOL. 3: BETRAYAL TP
story ERIC SHANOWER

art & cover ERIC SHANOWER

176 PAGES

BW

JULY 5

$17.99

HC $27.99

High King Agamemnon lusts to conquer the wealthy city of Troy. He leads his army across the sea, fighting all the way. On the island of Tenedos, just off the coast of Troy, Achilles leads the attack. Spears fly and men die. When the dust settles, Achilles finds himself one step closer to his tragic fate.

Meanwhile, the Trojans prepare their defenses and gather allies. Agamemnon's offer of a peace embassy to King Priam reassures few. War appears inevitable. Even Helen dreads to face what lies ahead for her and everyone she loves or once loved.

Collects AGE OF BRONZE #20-26 – the award-winning (Eisners 2001 and 2003, Gran Guinigi 2006) retelling of the Trojan War.

AMERICA JR, VOL. 1 TP
story NICK CAPETANAKIS & TODD LIVINGSTON

art & cover BRENDON & BRIAN FRAIM

96 PAGES

BW

JULY 18

$9.99

When a tiny U.S. town becomes an independent country, its clueless citizens decide to model their new nation after America – with hilarious results! This collection of the first 150 strips of the popular webcomic includes pin-ups by special guest artists, exclusive never-before-seen strips and an Introduction by GREGORY ITZIN (President Logan on the TV series "24.")

BOMB QUEEN, VOL. 2: QUEEN OF HEARTS TP
story JIMMIE ROBINSON

art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

128 PAGES

FC

JULY 25

$14.99

Bom bQueen's dictatorship over New Port city is threatened when she falls in love with the wrong man. Can our favorite villain get her head out of the clouds and her legs back together before she loses everything? An outrageously salacious satire sure to appeal to y our "guilty pleasure" funnybone! Includes the BOMB QUEEN VS. BLACKLIGHT ONE-SHOT!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

CAPES, VOL. 1: PUNCHING THE CLOCK TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover MARK ENGLERT

144 PAGES

FC

JULY 11

$14.99

CAPES INC. is a business that employs super-powered individuals to protect the city of New York and occasionally, the world. BOLT! KID THOR! KNOCK OUT! COMMANDER CAPITALISM! They're all on the payroll – superheroes who punch a time clock, take lunch breaks and get overtime.

From the writer of INVINCIBLE and THE WALKING DEAD!

Collects CAPES 1-3, the 72 page back-up story from INVINCIBLE, and loads of sketch material.

THE COLLECTED normalman TP
story & art JIM VALENTINO

cover JIM VALENTINO

432 pg

BW

JULY 11

$19.99

Rocketed into space by his Junior CPA father, who thought his planet was going to explode -- it didn't – he traveled for 20 years until landing on the planet Levram (read it backwards) where everyone has super powers, except him! Befriended by the witless Captain Everything – who can negate all known laws of physics, but forgets how to fly in mid-flight – normalman only wants to escape from this insane world (don't we all)!

Collected for the first time, every single story and drawing from JIM VALENTINO's award-winning seminal parody series, in glorious black and white!

GDLAND CELESTIAL EDITION HC
story JOE CASEY

art & cover TOM SCIOLI, NICK FILARDI & RICHARD STARKINGS

360 PAGES

FC

JULY 18

$34.99

BOOK ONE IS HERE!

See how the greatest cosmic superhero epic of the new century began! See Commander Adam Archer, Maxim, Basil Cronus, Nickelhead, IBOGA and more in all their oversized glory! What other book delivers the Secret Origin of the Universe? None! What other book squeezes your guts like an angry Torture-Bot? None! Only GDLAND gives you everything you'll ever need!

Collects GDLAND issues #1-12 plus over 40 pages of cosmic-powered, behind-the-scenes extras!

SIDEBAR:

THE CELESTIAL EDITION HARDCOVER IS THE MAXIMUM FORMAT TO EXPERIENCE THE FIRST YEAR OF THE GDLAND SAGA! THIS MIGHTY AND POWERFUL BOOK WILL RULE YOUR STRANGLED WORLD!

MELTDOWN: THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION TP
story DAVID SCHWARTZ

art SEAN WANG

cover CHRIS BACHALO

160 PAGES

FC

JULY 5

$15.99

The Flare is dying. His own super-powers are eating him alive, melting him down from within. During his final days, The Flare must struggle with his volatile life and the questionable decisions he's made along the way, hoping to find redemption before time runs out. See the final moments that prove what a hero can -- and should -- be, in the stunning mini-series that took the comic industry by storm.

One of the year's MOST CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED series is finally collected in this ULTIMATE trade paperback edition, JAM-PACKED with NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN BONUS MATERIALS, including: a foreword by ROBERT KIRKMAN, all-star artist PIN-UPS, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of CHRIS BACHALO's cover art, Creator's commentary, DELETED SCENES, ALTERNATE ENDINGS, CHARACTER DESIGNS, and more!

SIDEBAR

Top 10 of 2006. "I have to say this is one of the best titles I have read in a long, long time…Meltdown receives a well deserved 5 out of 5 Stars." – MajorSpoilers.com

ALIEN PIG FARM #4 (of 4)
story TODD FARMER art DON MARQUEZ

cover MARK SCHULTZ

32 PAGES

FC

JULY 5

$2.99

Only one thing worse than not being able to make out with yer sister... and that's not being able to make out with your sister because the green-skinned alien sumbitch you been fightin' with done went and carried her back to his buried spaceship to make green-skinned babies with'er!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE AMORY WARS #2 (of 5)
story CLAUDIO SANCHEZ art GUS VAZQUEZ

cover TONY MOORE

32 PAGES

FC

JULY 5

$2.99

Coheed and Cambria learn the truth about their children – and discover dangerous secrets about their past – as the Prise make an unexpected journey to visit Mariah Antillarea. Why is everyone afraid of the Flies, and can the Prise and Mariah work together to stop Wilhelm Ryan's plan – or has the release of the Priests begun the destruction of Heaven's Fence?

SIDEBAR:

From the imagination of CLAUDIO SANCHEZ, creative pioneer of the best-selling band COHEED AND CAMBRIA!

BAD PLANET #2 (RES)

story STEVE NILES & THOMAS JANE art JIM DALY & TIM BRADSTREET

cover Bernie Wrightson

32 PAGES

FC

JULY 18

$2.99

BAD PLANET IS BACK!!

Raw Studios and Image Comics bring you a terrifying epic of alien invasion. Acclaimed horror writer STEVE NILES (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre) and fan-favorite actor THOMAS JANE (The Punisher, The Mist) combine forces with a stable of comics' most talented artists to take readers to BAD PLANET. A must-have for any sci-fi/horror fan, Issue #2 boasts an already-classic sci-fi cover by master Bernie Wrightson!

Imprisoned since his own planet was mysteriously destroyed by alien beasts, the PHAEDON WARRIOR escapes his captors and lands here on Earth in Issue Two of BAD PLANET!

Tim Bradstreet will be inking JIM DALY's nightmarish pencil-work for the series while BERNIE Wrightson, MARK SHULTZ, MIKE KALUTA & DAVE STEVENS offer soon-to-be-classic covers.

SIDE BAR

ALSO AVAILABLE: AN ALL-NEW PRINTING OF BAD PLANET #1 featuring a cover by TIM BRADSTREET AND JAMES DALY

DYNAMO 5 #5
story JAY FAERBER

art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

32 PAGES

FC

JULY 5

$3.50

Chrysalis, the armored femme fatale, is one of Captain Dynamo's oldest enemies. But was there another facet to their relationship? Chrysalis claims there was, as she reveals a hidden connection to one of Captain Dynamo's offspring. Meanwhile, F.L.A.G. continues their efforts to debrief Dynamo 5.

ELEPHANTMEN #11
story RICHARD STARKINGS art MORITAT

cover LADRNN

flip cover MORITAT

32 PAGES

FC

JULY 11

$2.99

"MAN OF PEACE"

Nikken: Creator of the Elephantmen, Scientist, Geneticist. Imprisoned for crimes against humanity. Serengheti: African Businessman, a man who hates the Elephantmen. These are two men driven by hungers and desires that would chill the souls of ordinary mortals, yet still pawns in a bigger game played by men of much darker visions.

FRANK FRAZETTA'S DEATH DEALER #4 (of 6)
story JOSHUA ORTEGA

art NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

covers FRANK FRAZETTA, NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

32 PAGES

FC

JULY 11

$3.99

Adelia Atar and Lambeau catch up with the Death Dealer at Cascada Pass, and learn the shocking secret of his origin! The mysterious stranger finally steps out of the shadows, but what are his ties to the Death Dealer…and does he fight on the side of the King of Oro or the evil forces of Mirahan? Join critically-acclaimed novelist and comics writer JOSHUA ORTEGA (THE NECROMANCER, Star Wars) and the cult-favorite art team of NAT JONES and JAY FOTOS (SPAWN, '68) for all of the pulse-pounding answers!

GUTSVILLE 3 (of 6)
story SIMON SPURRIER

art & cover FRAZER IRVING

32 PAGES

FC

JULY 25

$2.99

Meet the NoSunMan: serial killer, psychedelic horror-merchant and all-out freak. Albert and Mary must confront this faceless terror if they're to stand any chance of reaching their prize; but what dark secrets will they find in the mangled debris, swallowed by the World-Fish..? Meanwhile in the city, the vile rituals of the priesthood pass unnoticed by the masses. But in the shadows, among the desperate and dispossessed, the first eruptions of rebellion descend upon Gutsville.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

INVINCIBLE #45
story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

32 PAGES

FC

JULY 18

$2.99

In deep space, surrounded by Viltrumites, all alone. Allen the Alien faces his fiercest fight yet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Invincible and Atom Eve finally decide to talk.

MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #4
story MICHAEL ALLRED

art & cover MICHAEL ALLRED & LAURA ALLRED

32 pg

FC

JULY 5

$2.99

Has Frank "Madman" Einstein found his way out of his multi-dimensional funk? Can he hope to find his way back to the original reality? Will he be able to program his universal remote so he can find all his favorite TV shows? Some of these questions just may be answered in this groundbreaking (and dimension-breaking) issue!

PAUL JENKINS' SIDEKICK: SUPER SUMMER SIDEKICK SPECTACULAR #2 (of 2)
story PAUL JENKINS

art & cover CHRIS MORENO

32 PAGES

FC

JULY 18

$3.50

Eddie Edison is the Susan Lucci of superhero tryouts – every year, he makes a bid for full membership of the Council of American Super Heroes (a non-profit organization, all checks payable to C.A.S.H.) – every year, he sets new records for futility. Will this be his year? Chances are slim? Will he go down in flames? All signs point to "Yes." Will it involve a great deal of physical pain?

Well... that would be giving the whole story away.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

PVP# 36
story & art SCOTT KURTZ

cover CLAIRE HUMMEL

24 PAGES

BW

JULY 25

$3.50

Shiny! The PvP gang hit a science fiction convention. Plot a course for hilarity, warp-factor NERD!

REPO #2 (of 5)
story RICK SPEARS

art & cover ROB G

32 PAGE

FC

July 18

$3.50

Our boys, Emil and KD, are hot on the case of the escaped clone, but so is crazy-ass Lola and her crew. The two teams race for leads through the sprawl in an insane gun-blasting, car-thrashing hover chase into the murky depths of the dangerous lower city. Here in the mutant-filled, forgotten subterranean, our Repo teams come head to head with a well-armed army of angry clones, hell bent on saving their clone brother.

THE RIDE: DIE VALKYRIE! #2 (of 3)
story DOUG WAGNER

art & variant cover BRIAN STELFREEZE

cover CULLY HAMNER

32 PAGES

BW

JULY 5

$2.99

The joyride that started last issue is turning into a bloodbath. Note to reader: never steal a car with a trunk full of the mob's guns. They won't like that. Meanwhile, Laci tries hard to change her killin' ways, but being good is just so damn hard – God love her for tryin'.

RETAILERS: SEE ORDER FORM FOR INCENTIVE!

RETAILER INCENTIVES:

This book will ship with a 1-for-5 variant cover by Brian Stelfreeze.

STRANGE EMBRACE #3
story DAVID HINE

art & cover by DAVID HINE

color ROB STEEN

32 PAGES

FC

JULY 11

$2.99

Alex pushes his way into the memories, dreams and nightmares of Anthony Corbeau, in an attempt to discover what it is that Corbeau is trying to hide from him. What fuels Corbeau's obsession with African fetishes and what lies at the heart of his troubled marriage?

SPAWN #172
story DAVID HINE

art BRIAN HABERLIN

cover GREG CAPULLO

32 PAGES

FC

AUGUST 29

$2.95

What made Al Simmons the person who grew up to be Spawn? Al struggles to recover his lost memories of an encounter with a sinister stranger. An encounter that led to bloody murder and changed the destinies of three young men in "A Tale of Three Brothers."

"Spawn has always been at the top of our sales charts, but now it's near the top of my reading list too. Hine and Haberlin's storytelling will have you sleeping with a nightlight. Whatever you expect from Spawn, this ain't it!." – Mike Malve, Atomic Comics

SPAWN: GODSLAYER #3
story BRIAN HOLGUIN

art PHILIP TAN

cover JAY ANACLETO

32 PAGES

FC

JULY 25

$2.99

"THE WINTER KING," Part Three

The saga of the Winter King continues... The Godslayer has traveled across the world to reach the hall of Urshrek, a cannibalistic deity who feeds on the souls of children. Now he comes face to face at last with the brutal tyrant God and his horde of shadow warriors. Let the battle begin!

SIDEBAR:

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

WARD OF THE STATE#3 (of 3)
story CHRISTOPHER E. LONG

art & cover CHEE

32 PAGES

FC

JULY 5

$3.50

This hardboiled miniseries comes to an emotional close as Norma Balitzer must face the sins of her past! Death and mayhem make it impossible for her wards, Dravis and Carrie, to envision a normal life – but that doesn't stop them from making a stand as they fight for a life free from murder and misery!

THE WALKING DEAD #41
story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

32 PAGES

BW

JULY 18

$2.99

Death surrounds them.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

TOP COW SOLICITATIONS • JULY 2007

First Born #1 (of 3)
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

The most important story to ever hit the Top Cow Universe arrives in July!

Witchblade writer Ron Marz (ION, SAMURAI: HEAVEN & EARTH) pairs with Croatian painting sensation Stjepan Sejic (THE DARKNESS: LEVEL 1, WITCHBLADE).

Sara Pezzini, on leave from the NYPD, awaits the arrival of her child. But unknown to her, epic events are unfolding. Agents of the Angelus are seeking a new host, but first they want mob boss Jackie Estacado out of the way ... permanently. The cold war between Dark and Light is heating up and the stage for the next incredible year is set here!

Full Color 32 pages $3.99 Limited Series

First Born #1 Stjepan Sejic litho
(A) Stjepan Sejic

Bring the beautifully painted image from FIRST BORN #1 by Top Cow exclusive artist Stjepan Sejic home as a limited edition lithograph of 500 pieces reproduced at the highest quality possible, at 11X17 inches! Each lithograph will ship in a clear protective sleeve.

Limited Edition Lithograph $29.99

First Born #1 CGC Graded Edition
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic

For the diehard member of the Herd looking to capture a pristine copy of the inaugural issue of Top Cow's ground-breaking summer event for their collection.

CGC Graded 9.8 - $69.99

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

Witchblade #110
(W) Ron Marz (A) Matt Haley (Cov) Mike Mayhew

A tie-in to the epic First Born summer event! Rookie Witchblade bearer Dani Baptiste is unprepared as the servants of the Angelus are closing in on her. But there's no reason not to trust the good guys, right? This issue will provide fans with a fuller reading experience and lead directly into next month's First Born #2!

Joining long time writer Ron Marz (ION, SAMURAI: HEAVEN AND EARTH) for all three Witchblade First Born tie-in issues will be the art team of Matt Haley (SUPERMAN RETURNS, WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO?) and cover artist Mike Mayhew (STORM, DAILY BUGLE: CIVIL WAR EDITION).

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

Witchblade #110 Mike Mayhew litho
(A) Mike Mayhew

A limited edition lithograph of 500 pieces reproduced at the highest quality possible at 11X17 inches! Bring the iconic cover image from Witchblade #110 by Mike Mayhew home! Each lithograph will ship in a clear protective sleeve.

Limited Edition Lithograph $29.99

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 Takeru Manga #6
(W) Yasuko Kobayashi (A) Kazasa Sumita (C) Blond (Cov) Sumita, Mack

The battle between the demon Kira and Takeru rages on in this issue! With Kuo trapped by Kira, Takeru is distracted. Will Takeru be able to turn the tide of the fight to ensure her and Kuo's survival? And how much of herself will she need to give over to the Witchblade to do so? Originally serialized in Japan's popular magazine, CHAMPION RED and written by WITCHBLADE ANIME head writer, Yasuko Kobayashi, this issue also features a second beautiful alternate cover by artist David Mack (KABUKI: ALCHEMY, DAREDEVIL).

Cover A) Kazasa Sumita

Cover B) David Mack

Full Color 32 pages $3.99 continuing series

Witchblade: Manga. 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

The Darkness Volume 1 Novel
(W) Kerri Hawkins

Jackie Estacado and The Darkness enter a whole new world with their first short form prose novel! In this inaugural foray into the world of written fiction, readers will get a taste of Jackie's life within the mob and delve deeper than ever before into the horror and thrill of being the bearer of The Darkness.

Written by novelist Kerri Hawkins (BLOOD LEGACY) this first novel will offer up a perfect mixture of crime fiction and horror in a brutal, gritty tone.

Novel 150 pages $6.99

The Darkness New York Comicon Limited Edition Baseball T-Shirt
Art by Marc Silvestri & Stjepan Sejic

This fashionable 3/4 length sleeve baseball t-shirt debuted as a New York Comicon 2007 exclusive and limited to only 500 copies. The 5.6 oz., 100% preshrunk heavyweight cotton with contrasting raglan sleeves is ideal for cool and warm weather alike. Each shirt will ship individually folded and bagged.

T-Shirt (SM-XL) $29.99

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.

Endgame Volume 1 Trade Paperback
(W) John Ney Reiber, David Wohl (P) Michael Turner, Francis Manapul, Marc Silvestri

The pulse pounding crossover event is finally collected! Sara Pezzini, the New York City detective and bearer of the mystical Witchblade, investigates a series of mysterious deaths which lead her to encounter a force called "The Weave". She brings in her friend and cohort, Lara Croft, the Tomb Raider. But things go horribly wrong and soon Sara's hand is forced against Lara leading to the Death of the Tomb Raider!

Written by the team of John Ney Rieber (BOOKS OF MAGIC, G.I. JOE: REBORN) and David Wohl (WITCHBLADE, THE DARKNESS: LEVELS) and featuring art by such superstar artist as Francis Manapul (NECROMANCER, IRON & THE MAIDEN), Michael Turner (CIVIL WAR, SUPERMAN/BATMAN), and Marc Silvestri (CIVIL WAR: THE INITIATIVE, HUNTER-KILLER). Collects Tomb Raider #25, Witchblade #60, Evo #1, and the Endgame Prelude issue along with additional bonus material leading into and out of this classic crossover.

Full Color 160 pages $16.99 trade paperback

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

Tomb Raider. 2007 Eidos P.L.C. "Tomb Raider," "Lara Croft," the Tomb Raider logos, and the likeness of all featured characters are trademarks of Eidos P.L.C.

PLATINUM COMICS SOLICITATIONS • JULY 2007

KISS 4K #3

writer: Ricky Sprague

art and color: Daniel Campos and Kevin Crossley

cover: Rodolfo Migliari

When the Kiss 4K team, Demon, Starchild, King of All Beasts, Celestial, and

Wicked Lester are attacked by the mad Dr. Magus and his army of knights on horseback, they must learn to use recently discovered powers or be destroyed. Plus, the Destroyer Cult makes a deal with Unholy to destroy our heroes.

And lookee here! This issue's cover is part of a series of interlocking covers that grace KISS 4K #2-#5! Collect 'em all!

Full color 32 pages $2.99 #3

WHO IS…RODOLFO MIGLIARI? Rodolfo Migliari, the Pride of Argentina, is a classically trained painter whose gorgeous covers have graced such comics as Wanted, Elektra, Freshmen, Star Wars and more!

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.

Consumed #1
Writer: Asa Shumskas-Tait

Art: Dennis Budd and Joe Caramanga

Colors: Stu Chaifetz

Cover: Joseph Michael Linsner

When nerdy Oliver falls in love with beautiful Casey, he has no idea that she's been marked by her ex-boyfriend Gavin to be possessed by Kavaleth, Lord of Kaos. A supernatural drama about the consumption of love, desire and power plays out in this demonic love triangle!

Full color 32 pages $2.99 #1 (of four)

WHO IS…ASA SHUMSKAS-TAIT? Asa Shumskas-Tait is a writer, director, illustrator, and generally nice guy. In 2004, he co-founded the Los Angeles-based media production company Psychic Bunny, where things are designed, produced, written, made interactive, and generally done right by.

RIYL*: Horror movies, comedy, Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft

*Recommended If You Like

LEGAL COPY: CONSUMED 2007 Platinum Studios, Inc. All rights reserved. "Demon Triangle," the Demon Triangle logo, and the likenesses of all featured characters are trademarks of Platinum Studios, Inc.

THE WEAPON #2
Writer: Fred van Lente

Art: Scott Koblish

Colors: Paul Mounts

We all know tourists can be pushy, but when martial artist Tommy Zhou and his partner Megan search for the secret scroll of Bohidharma and the mystic techniques of the Wu Shu, they find they can be downright deadly. Is Tommy really the long-lost descendant of Shan-Tao? And who is Shan-Tao?

Full color 32 pages $2.99 #2 (of four)

WHO IS…FRED VAN LENTE? Fred is the Xeric-winning, Ignatz-nominated writer of Action Philosophers! from Evil Twin Publishing, and Marvel Adventures Spider-Man and Modok's Eleven from Marvel.

RIYL*: Iron Fist, Ex Machina, Chinese action movies!

*Recommended If You Like

LEGAL COPY: THE WEAPON 2007 Platinum Studios, Inc. All rights reserved. "The Weapon," the Weapon logo, and the likenesses of all featured characters are trademarks of Platinum Studios, Inc.

NIGHTFALL

Writer: Scott O. Brown

Art: Ferran Xalabarder

Color: Charlie Kirchoff

Cover: Clayton Crain

When industrious, right-wing survivalist David Paxton is sent to a tough Texas prison, he has no idea that it's secretly run by vampires, who use the inmates to feed on. Now, Paxton's one hope of escape is a desperate prison riot and an uneasy alliance with a ruthless killer named Robbart.

Full color 72 pages $12.99 Oversized Original Graphic Novel

WHO IS…SCOTT O. BROWN? Scott O. Brown cut his teeth as an award-winning publisher through his imprint Cyberosia, where he worked with both comics luminaries and fantastic new talent. Now, he is an award-winning writer whose works include Second Soul, Death Valley, and Shadowcast, as well as his recent treatise on comics, Flying the Standard.

RIYL*: Blood Nation, vampire and/or prison movies, Blade

*Recommended If You Like

LEGAL COPY: NIGHTFALL 2007 Platinum Studios, Inc. All rights reserved. "Nightfall," the Nightfall logo, and the likenesses of all featured characters are trademarks of Platinum Studios, Inc.

 
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