Image Comics Solicitations for January, 2007

Mon, October 23rd, 2006 at 12:00am PDT

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Image Comics has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for product shipping January, 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

THE ADVENTURES OF SPAWN #1 DIRECTOR'S CUT
created by TODD McFARLANE


story JONATHAN DAVID GOFF


art & cover KHARY RANDOLPH

48 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 3 - $5.99

ACTION! ADVENTURE! THE END OF THE WORLD!


Al Simmons is SPAWN X!!! Teamed with the Redeemer and the robotic Omega Spawn, SPAWN X must fight the villainous forces of Mammon, Overtkill, Cy-Gor and Tiffany in order to stop them from retrieving the infamous 13 Relics of Ruin!

Collected and in print for the very first time! This special "director's cut" edition features never-before-seen pages that expand upon the story seen in the original web comic, creative team interviews and a look at the creative process involved in bringing a traditionally dark character into the much more colorful, action-packed world of Saturday morning cartoons-style adventures.

'68 (one-shot)
story MARK KIDWELL


art & cover NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

32 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 3 - $3.99

Vietnam, Fall 1968…A long range listening post deep in enemy territory has fallen silent. Fearing the worst, a five man US fire team is scrambled, plunging into the shadow- haunted jungle to investigate. Led by first Lieutenant Tommy Blake, the squad will enter the true heart of darkness and discover more to fear than the enemy as a country turned slaughterhouse gives up it's bloodthirsty dead.

There are zombies in the razor wire…

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

PIECES FOR MOM: A TALE OF THE UNDEAD (one-shot)
story STEVE NILES


art & cover ANDREW RITCHIE

32 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 17 - $3.99

The world has been overrun, the flesh-eating undead rule the streets, and two teen boys left abandoned in the city to fend for themselves and care for their rotting mother. In a world where the undead eat human flesh what chance do two boys have when they can hardly get along themselves? Featuring art by Andrew Ritchie that will literately crawl under your skin and story by Steve Niles, readers will discover this is NOT your typical zombie story.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

GDLAND #16
story JOE CASEY


art TOM SCIOLI


cover TOM SCIOLI & RICHARD STARKINGS

24 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 31 - 60

SPECIAL SIXTY-CENT ISSUE!!!!

BOOK SIXTEEN: $TRANGE BUT TRUE


In this specially priced issue, the Pentagon is forced to reassess their tenuous relationship with Commander Adam Archer. Is he an all-American hero… or a threat to humanity? It's a journey through the GDLAND saga so far, with an outcome you won't believe! The proverbial "jumping on point" for new readers. Yeah, yeah, yeah… we know you've heard it a thousand times, but this time IT'S TRUE! Affordable and informative… what more could anyone want from the ultimate Cosmic Superhero Epic?!

GDLAND: SIXTEEN FOR SIXTY!

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LOADED BIBLE 2: BLOOD OF CHRIST (one-shot)
story TIM SEELEY


art MIKE NORTON & MARK ENGLERT


cover SKOTTIE YOUNG

48 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 10 - $5.99

You can't keep a good Messiah down. Jesus is back in an all new one-shot sequel to the surprise hit, LOADED BIBLE. Jesus Christ, cloned vampire killer, is on his own, wandering the barren wastes of Post-Apocalyptic America. Now he must decide whether he'll be a savior or an exterminator, before hordes of vampires tear him to shreds. Meanwhile, the sexy Sistine Centuria plots asssinations, and a trio of Bounty Hunters set their sights on Jesus.

"... a smart, adventurous read that isn't afraid to take risks...This is satire with balls. It's got laughs supporting good storytelling and I can't wait for issue two." -Ain't It Cool News

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WEIRD WORLD OF JACK STAFF KING-SIZE SPECIAL #1
story PAUL GRIST


art & cover PAUL GRIST

72 PAGES - BW - JANUARY 3 - $5.99

Ben Kulmer is a thief - he's also an agent of Q, a mysterious group which investigates the crimes that are too bizarre for the normal police - the Qestion Mark Crimes. When Kulmer embarks on a burglary he finds himself caught up in a series of events that spin out of control and not even his fellow Q agents can help with. The world of Jack Staff is just weird like that.

Spinning off from the acclaimed JACK STAFF comic, this one-shot collects the series that ran in the British Comics magazine Comics International, complete with additional story pages and bonus features!

ABANDONED HC
story by JAMES PRUETT


painted art by MICHAEL GAYDOS


cover by MICHAEL GAYDOS

64 PAGES - FC - January 17 - $ 14.99

Presented for the first time in full color, this deluxe hardcover edition of the critically-acclaimed long out-of-print graphic novella, "Apparition: Abandoned", features beautifully rendered painted artwork by fan-favorite Michael Gaydos. A sketchbook section and a gallery are also added bonuses. In this thematic story of physical and spiritual abandonment, the archangel Adriel becomes involved in a lost child's plight, where he must surmount temptation and overwhelming danger to reunite a forsaken child with his estranged mother.

BATTLE POPE, VOL 3: PILLOW TALK TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN


art TONY MOORE & CORY WALKER


cover TONY MOORE & VAL STAPLES

120 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 10 - $12.99

Picking up right were Volume two left off, the latest trade paperback collection follows Pope through three love affairs and the sometimes deadly ramifications of them all. Jesus Vs. Santa! Pope makes time with The Virgin Mary! This one has it all! Now presented in FULL-COLOR!

Collects BATTLE POPE #9-11

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

BRIT, VOL 1: OLD SOLDIER TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN


art TONY MOORE, CLIFF RATHBURN & VAL STAPLES


cover CLIFF RATHBURN & VAL STAPLES

176 PAGES - JANUARY 17 - FC - $17.99

Meet the government's last line of defense when it comes to the really messy parts of keeping the world safe... BRIT. When super-powered menaces threaten our home soil, send in Brit. Brit is a one man killing machine, indestructible, unstoppable... and eligible for a senior citizen's discount. Now presented in FULL-COLOR!

Collects BRIT, BRIT: COLD DEATH & BRIT: RED WHITE BLACK & BLUE

GEAR GN
story & art DOUG TENNAPEL


cover BRIAN HORTON

160 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 15 - $14.99

TenNapel's epic graphic novel is now reprinted for the first time in beautifully crafted full color. GEAR was optioned by Nickelodeon and has became the award winning cartoon Catscratch...but now you can see where it all began. TenNapel's epic depicts stupid cats hi-jacking giant robots to fight in a war against insects and dogs. Pin up art by MIKE MIGNOLA and ROB SCHRAB.

HIPFLASK: CONCRETE JUNGLE HC
story RICHARD STARKINGS & JOE CASEY


art & cover LADRNN

96 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 3 - $29.99

IMAGE proudly presents the second hardcover volume of RICHARD STARKINGS' critically acclaimed HIP FLASK series. This lavish European 'widescreen' format edition collects HIP FLASK: ELEPHANTMEN, HIP FLASK: MYSTERY CITY and features a special gallery of sketches and drawings by LADRNN, who won an Eisner award for his work on MYSTERY CITY.

THE IRON GHOST: GEIST REICH TP
story CHUCK DIXON


art SERGIO CARIELLO & FLINT HENRY


cover SERGIO CARIELLO

144 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 10 - $15.99

1945 Berlin, Germany. The tide of the war has turned in favor of the Allies. The fall of the Nazi empire is inevitable, but there is still something even more dangerous than the ever approaching Allies to the Third Reich. The Iron Ghost. It's up to two Non-Nazi German Police officers to capture the Ghost, but once they discover the truth will they be able or even want to stop him?

COLLECTS THE IRON GHOST #1-6

THE SILENCERS TP
story by MARK ASKWITH


art by R.G. TAYLOR


cover by R.G. TAYLOR

112 PAGES - BW - JANUARY 3 - $ 14.99

Written by television producer Mark Askwith and drawn by R.G. Taylor, (best known for his work on "Sandman Mystery Theatre") Silencers is a compelling look at spies coming to terms with the changing face of espionage in the new world order. When the newest recruit to the Silencers is murdered, his death triggers a mission of betrayal and revenge.

COLLECTING THE SLIENCERS #1-4

SPAWN, VOL. 3 TP
story TODD MCFARLANE


art TODD MCFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO & TONY DANIELS


cover TODD MCFARLANE

480 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 31 - $29.95

Classic TODD MCFARLANE & GREG CAPULLO art and story!


Spawn, the archetypal anti-hero, featured in pivotal confrontations with The Violator, The Freak, Cy-gor, and The Curse. Complete your SPAWN library! Twenty issues of pulse-pounding sequentials, containing issues 34-54 of the SPAWN comic!

COLLECTS SPAWN #34-54

BATTLE POPE #14
story ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover TONY MOORE & VAL STAPLES

32 PAGES - JANUARY 24 - FC - $3.50

Battle Pope vs. God - THE CONCLUSION!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

b>DRAIN #3
story C.B. CEBULSKI


art & cover SANA TAKEDA

32 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 31 - $2.99

"IN A FLASH..."


They say when you're about die, your life flashes before you... but when you're an immortal vampire who's lived for hundreds of years, who knows exactly what you'll experience on your deathbed? After her battle with Freya, we now take a step back in Chinatsu's history and look at some of the lives she lived prior to coming to New York in her quest for revenge.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ELEPHANTMEN #6
story RICHARD STARKINGS


art MORITAT


cover LADRNN


flip cover J. SCOTT CAMPBELL & DAVE STEWART

32 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 24 - $2.99

"ABANDONED BY GOD"


story RICHARD STARKINGS art MORITAT


The announcement of the marriage of Obadiah Horn to Sahara sparks a firestorm of controversy, and even their appearance on LIFE's morning show seems destined to end in disaster.

"THE LAST THING I REMEMBER"


story RICHARD STARKINGS art DAVID HINE & ROB STEEN


Nikken's determination to create new life means that innocent African women must surrender their own lives; willingly or unwillingly.

ELEPHANTMEN #1 (new printing)

32 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 4 - $2.99

EMISSARY #8
story CHRISTOPHER E. LONG


art & cover JUAN FERREYRA


created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO

32 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 31 - $3.50

"REVELATIONS 3:3"


The s#!t hits the fan in the Holy Land!

GIRLS #21
story JOSHUA LUNA


art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

32 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 17 - $2.99

This means war.

Don't miss the final issues of GIRLS, which concludes at issue #24!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

INVINCIBLE #40
story ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

32 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 17 - $2.99

Invincible vs. The Sequids for the FATE OF THE EARTH!

MELTDOWN #2 (of 2)
story DAVID SCHWARTZ


art SEAN WANG


cover CHRIS BACHALO

48 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 3 - $5.99

What if you knew you'd die tomorrow? What would you do with your last few hours on Earth? Spend them with family and friends? Spend them settling old scores? Or spend them trying to change the world in some small but significant way?

The Flare's death is rapidly approaching. He's breaking down, both physically and emotionally, and he's got desperate choices to make. See the final moments that prove what a hero could - and should - be, in the stunning, concluding chapter of MELTDOWN.

Advance Reviews of MELTDOWN:

5 out of 5 stars - comiccritique.com

5 out of 5 Bullets - silverbulletcomicbooks.com

4 out of 4 stars, Pick of the Month - Comic Buyers Guide

"Superhero comics do NOT get better than this" - paperbackreader.com

NEGATIVE BURN #9
story & art by BRIAN BOLLAND, EVAN DORKIN, PHIL HESTER, JOE KEATINGE, DOVE McHARGUE, JOE PRUETT, MATTHEW SMITH, DALIBOR TALAJIC, and R. G. TAYLOR


cover by MICHAEL GAYDOS

64 PAGES - BW - JANUARY 31 - $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 "Milk and Cheese" returns and a cover by fan-favorite MICHAEL GAYDOS!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE NIGHTLY NEWS #3 (of 6)
story JONATHAN HICKMAN


art & cover JONATHAN HICKMAN

32 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 10 - $2.99

"WE DON'T NEED NO EDUCATION"


James is inducted into the Brotherhood of the VOICE while the Hand is busy restructuring the drug trade in the local public schools.

NOBLE CAUSES #26
story JAY FAERBER


art TIM KANE


cover KHARY RANDOLPH

32 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 24 - $3.50

Gaia's attempt to jump-start the Nobles' failing public image goes horribly awry as the family of super-heroes find themselves in over their heads as they try to halt the rampage of a powerful monster. This is a great jumping-on point, as the repercussions of this event will be felt for months.

Featuring stunning artwork by guest artist TIM KANE!

PHONOGRAM #6
story KIERON GILLEN


art & cover JAMIE McKELVIE

32 PAGES - BW - JANUARY 17 - $3.50

"LIVE FOREVER"


Brittania lives! Yes, she's a monster, but she lives and that's all that matters. Time for revenge, starting with phonomancer David Kohl. Can he save his old mistress from herself? Does he even want to? And what does "save" mean anyway? It's mortality versus immortality in a fight to the death as PHONOGRAM reaches its astonishing conclusion.

THE PIRATES OF CONEY ISLAND #4 (of 8)
story RICK SPEARS


art & cover VASILIS LOLOS


variant cover BECKY CLOONAN

32 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 31 - $2.99

The turf war between the Pirates and Cherries erupts into a big fat gang RUMBLE! It's a nasty fight, with the boys hitting hard and heavy and the girls stabbing with switchblades. Under it all, the teenage sexual frustration is thick and palpable, but Patch isn't out for kicks he wants bloody REVENGE!

PvP #31
story SCOTT KURTZ


art & cover SCOTT KURTZ

24 PAGES - BW - JANUARY 31 - $2.99

Strange things are afoot at the offices of PvP Magazine. A heated fight between Brent and Skull triggers a strange phenomenon that causes them to swap their consciousness. Now Brent is trapped inside of Skull's body and Skull is stuck inside of Brent. Fridays have never been freakier in the Eisner award winning funny book.

RUSSIAN SUNSET #2 (of 5)
story RON MARZ


art MIRKO COLAK


cover LUKE ROSS

32 PAGES - BW - JANUARY 24 - $ 3.99

The crime/espionage thriller shifts into overdrive as Nik, our Russian mob soldier, touches down in mother Russia. His mission is to broker a corrupt military officer's sale of a stolen nuclear warhead to a vicious terrorist faction. But Nik discovers his partner in the venture is a beautiful woman who also works for the mob ... and who might prove deadlier to him than any enemy he's ever faced.

SAVAGE DRAGON #132
story ERIK LARSEN


art ERIK LARSEN & FRANK FOSCO


cover ERIK LARSEN

80 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 31 - $6.99

It's 80 pages of all-out action as Dragon begins to unravel the mystery behind Jennifer's disappearance, while the spotlight shines on his supporting cast in the all-new "Rock City Diner" written by ERIK LARSEN and drawn by FRANK FOSCO.

SPAWN #166
story DAVID HINE


art PHILIP TAN


cover GREG CAPULLO

32 PAGES - FC - FEBRUARY 28 - $2.95

THE RETURN OF THE CLOWN!


In a sleazy bar in Manhattan, a guy in a rumpled designer suit is drinking hard, and the more he drinks, the more he talks. Jason Wynn is a man who knows too much, including the secret of New Vista Apartments. By the time Spawn discovers the truth, it could be too late for the tortured tenants.

STRANGE GIRL #15
story RICK REMENDER


art NICK STAKAL


cover MICAH FARRITOR

32 PAGES - FC - JANUARY 17 - $3.50

Welcome to the new Hell on Earth - welcome to Europe.

TRUE STORY, SWEAR TO GOD #4
story TOM BELAND


art & cover TOM BELAND

24 PAGES - BW - JANUARY 17 - $2.99

"FLAME ON"


Lily takes a speaking engagement at the Caribbean Hilton and takes Tom along for a romantic weekend. Soft breezes, sandy beaches, hot sun… and a bleach-white gringo add up to a horrific experience. Romance and comedy at its Eisner-nominated finest!

THE WALKING DEAD #36
story ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

32 PAGES - BW - JANUARY 31 - $2.99

Marriage proposal.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

TOP COW SOLICITATIONS

Witchblade #105
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic

The Magdalena returns in this painted spectacle! Sara must help her friend Patience on a dangerous mission where she discovers what life is like without the Witchblade's assistance. And what is the curious history between the Magdalena and the curator? Meanwhile, Danielle Baptiste continues her baptism through fire as she learns what it means to enter the world of the Witchblade!

Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Cyberforce) and Croatian sensation Stjepan Sejic (Darkness/Wolverine, Kade) team up to bring you a lush tale of danger and beauty. And two ARE better than one when you can get both pieces of a painted two-part cover by Sejic! Two heroines, two stories, two covers - that's a killer combo!

Cover A) Sara Bearer Cover


Cover B) Dani Bearer Cover

Full Color 32 pages $2.99

The Darkness: Level 2
(W) Paul Jenkins and David Wohl (P) Tyler Kirkham


Welcome to the world of The Darkness. Somewhere in the depths of hell a lone British soldier is forced to relive his life over and over. He needs to take a hill that's controlled by the Germans but he can never make it. That is until he's helped in this Sisyphean task by a mysterious (and very powerful) helper - Jackie Estacado.


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 2KGames, while bringing you original stories that show you a side of The Darkness you've never seen. Jenkins and Wohl are joined by rising star Tyler Kirkham, artist of Phoenix Warsong. These stand alone stories can be enjoyed without the video game, but add a new level to the playing experience!

Cover A) Stepjan Sejic painted cover


Cover B) Tyler Kirkham cover


Cover C) Dale Keown cover

Full Color 32 pages $2.99

FRESHMEN II #3
"Fundamentals of Fear x153: The Deepest, Darkest" pt. 2


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

Secrets and lies abound as two of the Freshmen embark on a clandestine relationship-the fallout promises to rock the team to their very core! And wait until you see what happens when they're attacked by an all-new enemy! This special issue tells two concurrent stories and delves deeper into the mystery of Mr. Fiddlesticks. Plus! The Beaver turns his building skills to something other than dams! Co-created by Robot Chicken and Buffy star Seth Green and written by the biggest thing since Oprah, Hugh Sterbakov!

Cover A) Randy Green


Cover B) Will Conrad


Cover C) Rodolfo Migliari (Part 3 of a six-part cover)

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

Hunter-Killer Vol.1 TPB
W) Mark Waid (P) Marc Silvestri, Eric Basaldua, and Kenneth Rocafort

Collecting Hunter-Killer issues #0, #1-#12 plus the one shot Hunter-Killer Dossier. The Hunter-Killer trade paperback delivers non-stop action from masters of the comics art form. With art by Marc Silvestri (X-Men, Wolverine, The Darkness) and Eisner award winning writer Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, The Flash) you get the whole story plus an exclusive look into Marc Silvestri's sketchbook to see how he brings these characters to life!

Full color 336 pages $24.99 trade paperback collection

Witchblade & Tomb Raider Tankobans
Now Available from Bandai!


(W) Wohl/Z/Turner (P) Turner/Daniel (I) D-Tron/Conrad

Top Cow and Bandai Entertainment have teamed up to bring you these Tankoban versions of Witchblade and Tomb Raider. For the first time ever, get classic issues of Witchblade and Tomb Raider in black and white, digest-sized manga format. Check out the Bandai section for more info!

Available for immediate reorder!


APR063015 E WITCHBLADE VOL 1 TP (BANDAI)


MAR063061 E TOMB RAIDER VOL 1 TP (BANDAI)


SEP063155 E WITCHBLADE VOL 2 TP (BANDAI)


JUL062964 E TOMB RAIDER VOL 2 TP (BANDAI)

APHRODITE vol. 1 TPB NEW PRINTING
(W) David Wohl (P) Dave Finch (I) Joe Weems (C) Steve Firchow

Aphrodite IX is the perfect weapon, she's programmed to kill and then erases all memory of the mission and her former life, like a reset button was hit in her mind. What she wants to know now is who programmed her. And she's not stopping until she finds out!

This trade is available again in an all-new printing, with an all-new painted cover by original series artist Dave Finch (Moon Knight, New Avengers). Get yours now!

Full Color 144 pages $14.99 trade paperback

THE INNOCENTS
(W) David Wohl (P) Bing Casino (C) Haberlin Studios (Cov) Marc Silvestri

Young, smart and beautiful, Grace Stokes had the perfect life. By a young age, she'd already accomplished what most people could only dream of. First as a multiple-record-setting X-Games champion, and most recently as sole designer and president of her own clothing company, Grace was an icon for a generation. But on a fateful trip to Japan, Grace discovered that she was no ordinary person, but one of THE INNOCENTS. Blessed with unbelievable abilities, the Innocents are living embodiments of Yin and Yang and, unfortunately for Grace, somebody wants them DEAD.

Written by Witchblade, Darkness and Aphrodite IX co-creator David Wohl and featuring the art of Bing Cansino and Haberlin Studios, THE INNOCENTS ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL features 80 pages of story, as well as special Bonus Materials only available in this format--including character bios, background information, behind-the-scenes coverage and a host of other features that truly makes this a totally new graphic novel experience.

Full Color 96 pages $9.99 trade paperback

 
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