Image Comics Solicitations for December, 2006

Wed, September 20th, 2006 at 12:00am PDT

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Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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

SPAWN/BATMAN
story TODD MCFARLANE


art TODD MCFARLANE & GREG CAPULLO


covers TODD MCFARLANE

56 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 28 - $5.99

It's been over a decade since their first meeting. The Dark Knight and the even darker one. But this time is perhaps the most dangerous meeting of all. A battle for our heroes' very souls and sanity.


Sure Batman knows how to fight The Joker, Spawn and The Clown, but what if Spawn had to deal with Batman's legendary nemesis? And for that matter, is Batman really capable of fighting a TRUE DEMON from hell?

Two great heroes must face each other's greatest villains!

Get ready for drama, mayhem and madness like you've never seen before from comics master TODD MCFARLANE!

MELTDOWN #1 (of 2)
story DAVID SCHWARTZ


art SEAN WANG


cover CHRIS BACHALO

48 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 28 - $5.99

A hero on the verge of burning out. Literally.

The Flare, a dying super-hero with a chip on his shoulder, attempts to set his life in order. In doing so, he comes to understand the number of lives that he touched, the number of people that look up to him, and that he was, in fact, much more of a hero than he ever dreamed himself to be.

MIKE CAREY'S ONE-SIDED BARGAINS (one-shot)
story MIKE CAREY


art MIKE PERKINS & P. J. HOLDEN


cover MIKE PERKINS


64 PAGES - BW - DECEMBER 28 - $ 5.99

Two tales of dread. Two deals with the devil that can't end well. The original Faust legend rubs shoulders with a Victorian-era Gothic horror story about a little girl lost and the Satanists who choose her as their sacrifice. Watch what happens when you don't read the small print before you sign your soul away....

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

SUPERPATRIOT: WAR ON TERROR #4 (of 4) (RES)
written ROBERT KIRKMAN


art E.J. SU


cover A CORY WALKER


cover B DAVE JOHNSON

32 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 28 - $2.99

The comic of the CENTURY, that's taken a CENTURY to come out! Find out what all the fuss is about - what's taken so long?! A fight so HUGE, so monumental it's taken TWO YEARS to get to the stands! Move over BATTLE CHASERS, move over CIVIL WAR, take a hike Kevin Smith! KIRKMAN & SU are coming in LAST on the scheduling race! A comic that takes THIS LONG to come out can't be anything short of DIVINE!

WONDERLOST #1
story C.B. CEBULSKI


art PAUL AZACETA, ETHAN YOUNG, ALINA GALLOWAY, JONATHAN LUNA & MARTIN MONTIEL


cover LEINIL FRANCIS YU

64 PAGES - BW - DECEMBER 13 - $5.99

"THE UPS OF THE DOWNS"


Awkward kisses, nocturnal fumblings, broken hearts... Ah, to be a teenager in love! For most of us, these are things we'd prefer to forget, but in this autobiographical anthology, C.B. CEBULSKI shines the light on the romances of his past and shares some outrageous high school love stories! It's Fast Times at Ridgemont High meets Mean Girls as we're taken to bonfires, backseats and bedrooms in these touching and sometimes tragic tales.

THE CRYPTICS' SECOND ISSUE
story STEVE NILES


art BENJAMIN ROMAN

32 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 13 - $3.50

"TO HECK AND BACK"


The Cryptics are back with their biggest adventure yet! Follow the boys; Drac, Wolfy, Sea-Boy and Hyde as they combat unearthly forces which threaten to put a crimp in their summer vacation!


Written by STEVE "30 Days of Night" NILES with art by BEN "I luv Halloween" ROMAN, THE CRIPTICS' SECOND ISSUE is creepy, all ages fun for the entire family!

DRINK AND DRAW, VOL. 1 HC
art DAVE JOHNSON, JEFF JOHNSON, JOSH MIDDLETON, DAN PANOSIAN & LESEAN THOMAS


cover DAN PANOSIAN

112 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 6 - $24.99

The DRINK AND DRAW SOCIAL CLUB, VOL. 1 contains the scribblings and scratchings of a large group of artists done strictly at pubs and taverns across the country. The pints and pencil shavings make for some "good times" as they do their best to "keep it real"! Check them out at http://www.myspace.com/drinkandraw - What started out as just DAVE JOHNSON, DAN PANOSIAN and JEFF JOHNSON has spread to over 1600 members with splinter groups popping up everywhere. Just recently they were filmed as part of the upcoming MySpace film documentary.

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ GN
story L. FRANK BAUM


adaptation DAVID CHAUVEL


art & cover ENRIQUE FERNANDEZ

96 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 6 - $9.99

Rediscover this wonderful world of Oz, along with the fantastic and familiar characters who inhabit it, in this fresh adaptation of L. FRANK BAUM's classic by DAVID CHAUVEL, featuring the breathtaking artwork of ENRIQUE FERNANDEZ. Originally published in France and winner of the prestigious 2005 Grand Prix de La Ville De Lyon Award of Illustration, this all-new adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ is presented here for the first time in English.

ANGRY CHRIST COMIX TP
story JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER


art & cover JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER

176 PAGES - BW - DECEMBER 13 - $16.99

NOW IN PAPERBACK!


Before DAWN, Before CLAWS, there was CRY FOR DAWN, JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER's short story anthology of dark modern nightmares. ANGRY CHRIST COMICS collects these essential tales. First published in the early '90s, many fans consider these often feature-length horror stories to be LINSNER's best work.

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DEADWORLD: REQUIEM FOR THE WORLD TP
story GARY REED


art VINCE LOCKE & DALIBOR TALAJIC


cover DALIBOR TALAJIC & TOMISLAV TIKULIN

152 PAGES - BW - DECEMBER 13 - $ 16.99

The introduction of the classic horror series, DEADWORLD, to a new audience! Considered by many to be the original zombie comic, DEADWORLD ripped into the undead with intelligent zombies on a mission and the poor teens riding in a school bus desperately try to stay one step ahead of the King Zombie. Death, mayhem, and a touch of supernatural evil made DEADWORLD a classic and now here's your chance to get into the story!

Collects DEADWORLD #1-6


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THE COMPLETE INVINCIBLE LIBRARY, VOL. 1 HC
story ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

768 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 6 - $125.00/S&N edition $175.00

Collecting the INVINCIBLE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, Vol. 1-2 into one massive volume just in time for CHRISTMAS! Almost 800 pages of pure INVINCIBLE goodness. This is a can't-miss for any INVINCIBLE fan and a perfect addition to any reinforced, sturdy bookshelf. This is a limited, one-time offer. This item will be limited to 2500 copies and will not be reprinted.

Also available in a S&N edition signed by ROBERT KIRKMAN, RYAN OTTLEY & CORY WALKER and strictly limited to 150 copies.

Collects INVINCIBLE #1-24, 0 and the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2004 story plus OVER 150 PAGES OF EXTRAS!

INVINCIBLE POSTER


art RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

24" x 36" - FC - DECEMBER 13 - $6.99

Check out this sweet poster! This STUNNING rendition of the title character from INVINCIBLE is meticulously drawn and colored by series artists RYAN OTTLEY and BILL CRABTREE. Reserve yours TODAY!

JACK STAFF, VOL. 3: ECHOES OF TOMORROW TP
story PAUL GRIST


art & cover PAUL GRIST

200 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 28 - $16.99

When the Freedom Fighters fight off an invasion of Castletown led by Nazi Super Soldier Kapitan Krieg in 1942, the repercussiions are felt in the present day as Jack Staff has to fight most powerful foe in a final battle. And he loses.

Collects JACK STAFF #6-12

LIBERTY MEADOWS, VOL. 4: COLD, COLD HEART TP
story FRANK CHO


art & cover FRANK CHO

144 PAGE - BW - DECEMBER 6 - $14.99

NOW IN PAPERBACK!


Jen is a woman on a mission. She has her eyes and claws set on Frank while Brandy helplessly watches from the side. This hot love triangle goes nuclear when new emotions emerge from all parties. To complicate matters, the Cow is released from jail and seeks terrible retribution from Ralph and Leslie who had him locked away years ago.

Collects LIBERTY MEADOWS #28-36

OCCULT CRIMES TASKFORCE, VOL. 1 TP
story DAVID ATCHISON & ROSARIO DAWSON


art & cover TONY SHASTEEN

136 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 6 - $14.99

After narrowly surviving an encounter with a supernatural serial killer, N.Y.P.D. officer Sophia Ortiz (modeled after ROSARIO DAWSON, star of Sin City and Clerks 2) is drafted into Manhattan's clandestine police unit: the Occult Crimes Taskforce.

Versed in the black arts and armed with mystical weaponry, the O.C.T. keeps the streets of New York safe from the unholy creatures of the night. Can Sophia solve this case, or will she be the Soul-Ripper's next victim?

Collects O.C.T. #1-4

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE PORTENT, VOL. 1 TP
story PETER BERTING


art & cover PETER BERTING

128 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 13 - $12.99

In a world set in its twilight days, the critically acclaimed series follows Milo, a deeply troubled warrior, on his quest for redemption through a land beset by demons and the spirits of the dead.

COLLECTS THE PORTENT #1-4

PvP, VOL. 4: PvP GOES BANANAS! TP
story SCOTT KURTZ


art & cover SCOTT KURTZ

144 PAGES - BW - DECEMBER 20 - $12.99

Jade's sister Miranda seduces Brent, the gang try out live action role-playing, start a fake rock band, try to quit caffeine cold turkey and are the victim of death threats. It's the latest collection of the world's second most popular online comic strip.

COLLECTS PvP #19-24

SAVAGE DRAGON ARCHIVES, VOL. 1 TP
story ERIK LARSEN


art & cover ERIK LARSEN

616 PAGES - BW - DECEMBER 13 - $19.99

The earliest adventures of fandom's favorite fin-head are collected for the first time in one volume as Savage Dragon defends Chicago from Overlord and the Vicious Circle! Considered by many to be the definitive Savage Dragon saga, this is the complete Overlord epic from start to finish, culminating in a battle that only end one way! Guest-starring WildC.A.T.s and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Collects SAVAGE DRAGON miniseries #1-3 and SAVAGE DRAGON #1-21

AGE OF BRONZE #24
story, art & cover ERIC SHANOWER

24 PAGES - BW - DECEMBER 28 - $3.50

"BETRAYAL," Part Five


The Trojans seethe with suppressed panic while Helen fixes her hair and make-up. Pandarus's web of lies tightens around Troilus and Cressida. Great Ajax and the King of Athens clash over army leadership. Can war be stopped? Hektor says yes, but no one else believes it.

BOMB QUEEN II #3
story & art JIMMIE ROBINSON

32 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 20 - $3.50

"QUEEN OF HEARTS," Part Three


Stripped and weaponless, cast out of her city, and her super computer stolen, Bomb Queen asks for help from the very citizens she has brutalized for years. But while New Port City goes into battle, will Bomb Queen regain her psychotic edge before all is lost to the Bomb King?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

CASANOVA #7
story MATT FRACTION


art & cover GABRIEL BÁ

24 PAGES - 2C - DECEMBER 13 - $1.99

Double agents, go-go assassins, evil twins and errant plot threads collide and spin-kick the holy hell out of each other in this, the monkey-slaughtering finale to CASANOVA V.1 - which almost entirely takes place inside the head of a giant robot.

CASANOVA: Blowing minds is our business. And business is good.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE CROSS BRONX #4 (of 4)
story MICHAEL AVON OEMING & IVAN BRANDON


art & cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING


variant cover DAVID MACK

32 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 6 - $2.99

THE FINALE!


The detectives face off with the killer as tragedy leads to horror in the stunning conclusion. Shots fired. Officer down.

"WOW! Just amazing, this is hands down the best thing Oeming has ever done... Folks, do yourselves a favor and advance order this from your retailers, don't miss it." -Joe Quesada

"Crime comics are back in full force." -Ed Brubaker (Captain America, Daredevil, Criminal)

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

DEADWORLD #7
story GARY REED


art DALIBOR TALAJIC


cover DALIBOR TALAJIC & TOMISLAV TIKULIN


32 PAGES - BW - DECEMBER 20 - $ 3.99

"SLAUGHTERHOUSE," PART 1


As the zombies start to take over the world, humanity fights back. Some are rovers, some form new cities, and some take a more medical approach. In a compound known as "The Slaughterhouse," a group of scientists are determined to win the war against the dead, no matter what the cost. But can humanity absorb the price?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

DRAIN #2
story C.B. CEBULSKI


art & cover SANA TAKEDA

32 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 20 - $2.99

"BLEED WITH ME"


Chinatsu's all-consuming quest for vengeance against the vampire lord who murdered her family has lasted hundred of years... and you don't live that long without making a few enemies of your own. Now in New York, Chinatsu finds her own past, and mistakes, have finally caught up with her as Freya, a powerful vampire with a long-standing grudge has coming looking for payback.

ELEPHANTMEN #5
story RICHARD STARKINGS


art MORITAT


cover LADRÖNN


variant cover CHRIS WESTON

32 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 20 - $2.99

"EXODUS"


They were promised freedom. They had been trapped like monkeys in a barrel. Hunted Down. Shot. Drugged. And then they were herded away in cattle trucks. Like Animals. Our fifth issue picks up where our zero issue left off as the Elephantmen start to discover that freedom from MAPPO isn't much like freedom at all. Leg-breaking variant cover by MINISTRY OF SPACE's CHRIS WESTON!

EMISSARY #7
story CHRISTOPHER E. LONG


art & cover JUAN FERREYRA


created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO

32 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 28 - $3.50

"REVELATIONS 2:3"


Tara's young son is kidnapped by government agents and all they want for the youngster's safe return is Emissary! But is Tara willing to do what she's being asked to get her son back safely?

FEAR AGENT #12
story RICK REMENDER


art JEROME OPENA


cover TONY MOORE

32 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 20 - $2.99

Heath and Mara separate on two missions of vital importance to the remaining human population. On a supply stop on a world in the outer quad Heath brawls with the man who stole his life… to the death.

GIRLS #20
story JOSHUA LUNA


art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

32 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 13 - $2.99

What's a man's greatest fear?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

GŘDLAND #15
story JOE CASEY


art TOM SCIOLI


cover TOM SCIOLI & RICHARD STARKINGS

32 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 20 - $2.99

BOOK FIFTEEN: O SISTER, WHERE ART THOU?


Neela Archer is lost somewhere in the cosmos… and her transformative experiences are just beginning! Meanwhile on Earth, the corridors of power are now conspiring against Adam Archer. Will they make a move against humanity's evolutionary emissary? And who the hell is THE SAVAGE STING?!

GŘDLAND IS THE NEW VIOLENCE!

IMPALER #3
story WILLIAM HARMS


art & cover NICK POSTIC & NICK MARINKOVICH

32 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 20 - $2.99

Vlad Tepes has spent the last 500 years in limbo, waiting for the vampires to re-emerge and unleash their brutal attacks against humanity. With New York City in ruins, Vlad has at last returned to fulfill his destiny - Annihilate the vampires, no matter the cost. Everyone and everything else is expendable.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

INVINCIBLE #39
story ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

32 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 20 - $2.99

The Martian armada is headed for Earth - and Invincible is the only thing that stands in their way! Led by the parasitic SEQUIDS the Martians plan to invade Earth and provide the Sequids with a new slave race. If Invincible fails, it's all over - luckily he brought along some HELP.

THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #2 (of 2)

by MIKE WIERINGO, SAL BUSCEMA, HERB TRIMPE, DAVE JOHNSON, ANDREW ROBINSON, TY TEMPLETON, STEPHEN SILVER, ELIOT R. BROWN, RYAN OTTLEY, NICK BRADSHAW, ROB HAYNES & MANY, MANY MORE!


cover DUSTY ABELL & KELSEY SHANNON

48 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 28 - $4.99

Anything you've ever wanted to know about the characters in INVINCIBLE but were afraid to ask. Power levels, hometowns, relatives, origins, shoe sizes... it's all here. Written in the tradition of that other famous handbook and featuring drawings from some of the top talents in comics and animation. A MUST HAVE FOR ANY INVINCIBLE FAN!

NEGATIVE BURN #8
by BRIAN BOLLAND, JAMES CHAMBERS, RON KASMAN, GEORGES JEANTY, DOVE McHARGUE, R.G. TAYLOR, STEVE RASNIC TEM, JASON WHITLEY, JOE KEATINGE, EVAN BRYCE


cover KARL WALLER


64 PAGES - BW - DECEMBER 28 - $ 5.99

The Eagle, Eisner, and Harvey Award nominated anthology returns this month with yet another issue packed with today's top creators and tomorrow's brightest talents. This issue we welcome Horror novelist STEVE RASNIC TEM with his short story "Erased."

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

NIGHT CLUB #4 (of 4)

story MIKE BARON


art & cover ROBBI RODRIGUEZ

32 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 6 - $2.99

This is how the world ends: not with a bang, but with a viscous shrug, like a snake slough off its skin. The President has been murdered. The Vice President, Satan's pawn, has taken control. Only five frail humans stand between humanity and the Great Cleansing. MIKE BARON and ROBBI RODRIGUEZ bring you the final issue of THE NIGHT CLUB.

THE NIGHTLY NEWS #2 (of 6)
story JONATHAN HICKMAN


art & cover JONATHAN HICKMAN

32 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 6 - $2.99

"THE VOICE"


While the brokers of information celebrate at a fundraiser in Washington D.C., a new member is recruited to join the war between the corporate news media and the cult of the VOICE. Also, drinks are on the Hand during an incendiary guys night out.

PHONOGRAM #5 (of 6)
story KIERON GILLEN


art & cover JAMIE McKELVIE

32 PAGES - BW - DECEMBER 6 - $3.50

"KISSING WITH DRY LIPS"


Finally, Phonomancer David Kohl discovers the fate of his old mistress Britannia. Without allies, resources or even most of his mind, Kohl drags himself across London to try and disrupt the black mass in the guts of Primrose Hill. He knows what he's fighting. Does he realise what he's fighting for? The critically acclaimed miniseries builds to its climax.

THE PIRATES OF CONEY ISLAND #3 (of 8)
story RICK SPEARS


art & cover VASILIS LOLOS


variant cover BECKY CLOONAN

32 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 6 - $2.99

Patch and the Pirates are on the prowl hunting cars and tonight's prey is a sweet '66 Pontiac GTO. The Pirates attack and board the GTO in full-blown Pirate style, ARRGH!! Then after a quick stop at the chop shop it's off to the Coney midway for more trouble. Ah, it's the Pirate's life for me!

SPAWN #165
story DAVID HINE


art PHILIP TAN


cover GREG CAPULLO

32 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 31 - $2.95

"THE LODGERS"


Spawn moves into the apartment building from Hell. For someone who has faced off against Overtkill, The Redeemer, Urizen, Cy-Gor and Malebolgia, an infestation of cockroaches should be no problem. But these are cockroaches with a difference. One of Spawn's greatest enemy's returns and in the end our last best defense may be an old lady and her roach spray.

STRANGE GIRL #14
story RICK REMENDER


art & cover NICK STAKAL

32 PAGES - FC - DECEMBER 20 - $3.50

Bethany and crew break out from Hell to find God and the angels of heaven have returned to clean the Earth of all things wicked. The result is all out war between Belial and the house of blue demons. As the world is torn apart around her Beth discovers one last hope of safe passage to Europe. Well, maybe not so safe…

TRUE STORY, SWEAR TO GOD #3
story TOM BELAND


art & cover TOM BELAND

24 PAGES - BW - DECEMBER 13 - $2.99

"DOG DAY AFTERNOONS"


After days of hearing a small dog barking, Tom decides to find out where this canine lives, so he can leave the owners a note asking them to keep the dog quiet. What he finds there can only be described as stupefying. Also... the Magical Kingdom offers to marry Tom & Lily after living together for four months??!! It's all there in black 'n' white!!

THE WALKING DEAD #35
story ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

32 PAGES - BW - DECEMBER 13 - $2.99

The threat level rises.

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TOP COW o DECEMBER 2006

The Darkness: Level 1
(W) Paul Jenkins and David Wohl (A) Stejpan Sejic


Celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Darkness, Top Cow launches an all new series featuring Jackie Estacado and his deadly little friends. The first five issues of this series are stories springing from the five different levels in the Xbox 360 and Playstation3 video game coming out in early 2007. They're not adaptations from the game script but original stories and the stories are self contained so anyone foolish enough to not play the game will still understand what's going on.


This special series, brought to you by The Darkness video game/comic scribe Paul Jenkins and The Darkness co-creator David Wohl, will revisit the fateful day when Jackie Estacado became the Darkness, and will have Jackie embark on a new adventure that will span dimensions and, for the first time, show the INNER WORKINGS of the power that is called The Darkness.


Cover A) Stepjan Sejic painted cover


Cover B) Video Game cover


Cover C) Marc Silvestri cover


Cover D) Michael Turner incentive cover

[Retailer incentive - For each set of Cover A, B and C (one of each) that a retailer purchases they can purchase 1 copy of cover D]

Full Color 32 pages $2.99

The Darkness: Level 0
(W) Paul Jenkins Art by Mattias Snygg with layouts by Geraldo Borges

10th Anniversary of the Darkness! A prequel story designed to lead directly into the video game, it also serves as a direct lead in for the new Darkness comic series. The story centers on Anthony Estacado manifesting the Darkness for the first time in the trenches of World War I. Written by The Darkness comic and game writer Paul Jenkins, with art by Mattias Snygg from Starbreeze. This book will ship before The Darkness Level 1


Full Color 24 pages $2.99

Darkness 10th anniversary Silvestri litho
(Art by) Marc Silvestri

A 10th anniversary limited Lithograph of Marc Silvestri's first seminal Darkness cover featuring both Witchblade and the Darkness (Witchblade 10/Darkness 0). A limited edition of 500 pieces reproduced at the highest quality possible at 12X18 inches!


Limited Edition Lithograph $19.99


Signed Limited Edition Lithograph $29.99

The Darkness/Pitt First Look
(W) Paul Jenkins (Art) Dale Keown

10th Anniversary of the Darkness! Paul Jenkins (Civil War, Wolverine) and Dale Keown (The Incredible Hulk) team-up two powerhouse characters in the long-awaited The Darkness/Pitt. This will be the first appearance of the Pitt in almost a decade so don't miss out! This book leads directly into the four issue The Darkness/Pitt series scheduled for 2007 release.


Full Color 24 pages $2.99

Darkness 10th anniversary Keown litho
(Art by) Dale Keown

A 10th anniversary limited Lithograph of Dale Keown's masterful first rendition of The Darkness. Limited to 500 pieces reproduced at the highest quality possible at 12X18 inches!


Limited Edition Lithograph $19.99

The Darkness Vol.5 trade paperback
(W) Paul Jenkins Ron Marz Frank Tieri (P) Eric Basaldua, Martin Montiel, Mark Texiera



10th Anniversary of The Darkness! Collecting The Darkness volume 2 issues #7-#16 plus the one shot The Darkness: Wanted Dead this trade paperback collection delivers new tales of The Darkness from some of the industries biggest names! Following the events from The Darkness: Resurrection Jackie has to reestablish his control over the mafia and does a final face off with his Uncle Paulie. With stories by Paul Jenkins (Wolverine: Origins, Civil War) and superstar Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Witchblade) this is a must have for any collection!


Full color 272 pages $19.99 trade paperback collection

Art of The Darkness


10th Anniversary of The Darkness! In the vein of most Art of books for video games and films, the Art of the Darkness oversized book will feature 96 pages of art, thoughts from the original artists and no ads or useless text in this glossy, thick-papered, beautifully designed book. Covers, splash pages, collectible cards, sketches--the best of the best The Darkness art and some iconic images from video game and other peripheral Darkness merchandise. See it here in its unadulterated form. With nearly one hundred issues and a decade of work to choose from, you can bet this is going to be the definitive Art of book for The Darkness! Featuring art by the top names in comics including Marc Silvestri, Michael Turner, Dale Keown, Jae Lee, Chris Bachalo, David Lapham, Dave Finch, Whilce Portacio and many more!


Full color 96 pages $14.99 10" x 12" Graphic Novel

FRESHMEN II #2
"Fundamentals of Fear x152: Secrets" pt. 2


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

A look into the life of the embattled Green Thumb, the die-hard vegan who now communicates with plants, leaving him nothing but vile tofu to eat. But plants see our every, and listen to our every conversation-they know our ever secret. And the Green Thumb has a secret of his own. Plus! What does The Puppeteer's father want with the Ax-Cell-Erator, the machine that created the Freshmen? And what does that have to do with the mysterious Mr. Fiddlesticks, the childrens' book character come to life? And then there's the matter of that missing kid who was present when the team got their powers… Co-created by Austin Powers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Seth Green and written by the bipedal threat, Hugh Sterbakov!


Full Color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

Witchblade #104
(W) Ron Marz (P) Adriana Melo (I) Mariah Benes

Everything has changed! In the aftermath of last issue's stunning turn of events, Sara Pezzini has surrendered the Witchblade to a new bearer, Danielle Baptiste. But Dani might not even survive her first experience with the mystical artifact, as she learns that possessing the Witchblade and controlling it are two very different things. As for Sara, what chance does she have to live a normal life again?


Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

City of Heroes #17
(W) Sean Fish (P) David Nakayama (C) Blond

The Vindicators - sidekicks to the most powerful heroes in Paragon City…but when the Freedom Phalanx is not available it's up to Ms. Liberty and the rag-tag band she has put together to prevent chaos from breaking out in the City of Heroes. Can this group, looking for a chance to prove themselves, find a way to keep mayhem off the streets? Or will they fail in their mission to keep things under control? Safeguard is a single issue story written by Sean Michael Fish and based on a major game feature from the upcoming expansion of the City of Heroes online game.


Full Color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

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