Image Comics Solicitations for March, 2007

Fri, December 15th, 2006 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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

[Editor's Note 12/18/06: Scroll to the end of these listings for two new books that will also see release in March, 2007.]

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DYNAMO 5 #1
story JAY FAERBER


art MAHMUD ASRAR


cover MAHMUD ASRAR & RON RILEY

32 PAGES


FC


MARCH 7


$3.50

Captain Dynamo, the greatest super-hero in the world, was not the most faithful husband. Now he's dead and his family is trying to piece together their lives.

As his enemies descend on his unprotected city, Captain Dynamo's widow rounds up his five illegitimate children, each of whom have inherited one of their father's super-powers. Can these total strangers come to terms with their powers, their father's legacy and each other as total chaos erupts?

This new ongoing monthly series as Image Comics chronicles a super-hero team like no other - Dynamo 5!

DYNAMO 5 is ™ and © Jay Faerber & Mahmud Asrar, 2007. All Rights Reserved.

AFTER THE CAPE #1 (of 3)
story HOWARD WONG


art & cover MARCO RUDY

24 PAGES


BW


MARCH


$2.99

"HOW FAR TO FALL"


Ethan Falls was once a respected superhero - until his drinking got the better of him. Now he finds he is unable to provide for his young family, and his own sense of failure starts to beckon him towards easy money… and a life of crime!

BOMB QUEEN III # 1 (of 4)
co-plotted by VALENTINO & ROBINSON


story JIM VALENTINO


art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON


incentive cover JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER

32 PAGES


FC


MARCH


$3.50

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


One is a super-hero, the other a super-villain, and the third doesn't know which side she's on! Revisiting their rivalry from this summer's smash 1-Shot hit, Bomb Queen and Blacklight go at it again, this time on Bomb Queen's turf! Joining Blacklight is ShadowHawk's own Rebound - but why do they want in to New Port City, and more importantly…will they be able to get out?

With a bonus incentive cover by JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER!!! The third BOMB QUEEN series will be the biggest yet!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

TEXAS STRANGERS #1
story ANTONY JOHNSTON & DAN EVANS


art & cover MARIO BOON

32 PAGES


FC


MARCH 14


$2.99

Six Shooters and Sorcery! Gunslingers and Goblins! Old Magic meets the New World as teenage twins Wyatt and Madara begin a perilous quest to reclaim their heritage and dispose of a deadly artifact in a weird Wild West - a world full of monsters, mayhem and the mysterious lawmen called Texas Strangers!

BUCKY O'HARE AND THE TOAD MENACE DELUXE EDITION TP
story LARRY HAMA


art & cover MICHAEL GOLDEN

196 PAGES


BW


MARCH 14


$17.99


SIGNED AND NUMBERED EDITION is $17.99


DELUXE SIGNED AND NUMBERED EDITION with SKETCH $75

The book that led to the cartoon features rare artwork by comic book legend Michael Golden. In this WIZARD OF OZ/ outer-space adventure, young Willy Duwitt accidentally creates a portal to another universe, populated by advanced, space-traveling animals ---with an evil bent on domination.

Willy joins the spaceship, Righteous Indignation, lead by rabbit captain Bucky O'Hare to confront the Toad Menace and thwart its nefarious machinations. A classic with layers for all age groups.

SKETCH EDITION: A special signed numbered book with a head sketch by Michael Golden is also available for $75.

CASANOVA, VOL. 1: LUXURIA TP
story MATT FRACTION


art & cover GABRIEL BA

144 PAGES


2C


MARCH


$12.99

Meet Casanova Quinn: prodigal son of a law-and-order family hell-bent on keeping the world safe and sound, now blackmailed into betraying his father and the international law enforcement organization he controls. LUXURIA collects the first volume of CASANOVA as its titular star transforms from devil-may-care thrill-seeker into the most dangerous man in the world. What happens when the ultimate player gets played? Find out in this genre-bending sci-spy epic.

COLLECTS CASANOVA #1-7

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

COMMON FOE, TP
story KEITH GIFFEN & SHANNON ERIC DENTON


art JEAN-JACQUES DZIALOWSKI & FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO


cover ESAD RIBIC

136 PAGES


FC


MARCH 14


$16.99

Battlefield horror from Eisner Award winner Keith Giffen! World War II. Amid the blood and chaos of the Battle of the Bulge, a battered squad of American soldiers and a platoon of German infantry do everything they can to rip each other to shreds. But to survive the night, the two enemies must come together and unite against an ancient evil hell bent on destroying everything in its path.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE CROSS BRONX, VOL. 1 TP
story by MICHAEL AVON OEMING & IVAN BRANDON


art & cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING

136 PAGES


FC


MARCH 7


$16.99

CROSS BRONX follows Detective Rapheal Aponte in the Bronx as he investigates a mysterious gang slaying that quickly brings him face to face with the supernatural in the form of a beautiful ghost named Santaria. Taking out her revenge on the city, Santaria challenges Aponte's faith in the law as it clashes with his faith in God - or lack of it.

Collects CROSS BRONX #1-4

ELEPHANTMEN: WOUNDED ANIMALS HC
story RICHARD STARKINGS & JOE KELLY


art MORITAT, CHRIS BACHALO, HENRY FLINT, TOM SCIOLI & DAVID HINE.

224 PAGES


FC


MARCH 7


$24.99

They were genetically engineered to be supra-human weapons of mass destruction, but ultimately dismissed collectively as Elephantmen. Hip Flask, Ebony Hide and Obadiah Horn count amongst their number; wounded animals who, despite their differences and origins, must live in the world of man.

Collects ELEPHANTMEN #1-7

INVINCIBLE, VOL. 8: MY FAVORITE MARTIAN TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

144 PAGES


FC


MARCH 21


$2.99

Invincible battles the REANIMEN on the campus of Upstate University. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to him trouble is brewing--trouble of MARTIAN origin. Invincible must assemble a team of Earth's mightiest defenders to go out into space and prevent what could well be the end of mankind!

Collects INVINCIBLE #36-41.

PHONOGRAM, VOL. 1: RUE BRITANNIA TP
story KIERON GILLEN


art & cover JAMIE McKELVIE

152 PAGES


BW


MARCH 21


$14.99

Britannia is ten years dead. Phonomancer David Kohl hadn't spared his old patron a thought for almost as long… at which point his mind starts to unravel. Can he discover what's happened to the Mod-Goddess of Britpop while there's still something of himself left?

A dark modern-fantasy in a world where music is magic, where a song can save your life, or end it.

THE WALKING DEAD BOOK 2 HC
story ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

304 PAGES


BW


MARCH 7


$29.99

This hardcover features another 12 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues all in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers, and anyone interested in reading a zombie movie on paper that never ends.

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #13-24

BLACK MIST #2
story JAMES PRUETT


art MIKE PERKINS


cover JORDAN RASKIN

32 PAGES


FC


MARCH 7


$ 3.99

The corpse of a recently murdered woman. The Death Cult of Kali. The reincarnation of a dark goddess of death. An unwilling host must struggle internally between the evil influence of the mist and her own conscience. What happens when you give in to the dark nature of your own soul? Presented in color for the very first time.

ELEPHANTMEN #8
story RICHARD STARKINGS & JILL FRESHNEY


art MORITAT & ROB STEEN


cover LADRÖNN


flip cover ROB STEEN

32 PAGES


FC


MARCH 21


$2.99

"MOXA CAUTERY"


Ebony Hide and Hip Flask accompany the LAPD's Lieutenant Trench to the scene of Ebony's recent encounter with Serengheti, and within minutes both of them are wishing they'd stayed in their hospital beds. Plus, "MONKEY BUSINESS" by JILL FRESHNEY and ROB "FLANIMALS" STEEN.

GIRLS #23
story JOSHUA LUNA


art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

32 PAGES


FC


MARCH 21


$2.99

Is there hope for Pennystown?

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

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

GŘDLAND #18
written by JOE CASEY


art by TOM SCIOLI


cover by TOM SCIOLI & RICHARD STARKINGS

32 PAGES


FC


MARCH 28


$2.99

BOOK EIGHTEEN: DANCE HALL, CRASH HALL


It's the ultimate showdown you never thought you wanted to see -- Commander Adam Archer vs. America's Most Cherished Hero, CRASHMAN! But, deep down, you know you've been craving it, right? Well, we aim to please… you've come to get your GŘDLAND fix, and we're happy to be your cosmic corner dealer! The outcome of this catastrophic confrontation will serve up heaping helpings of both shock and awe!

FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT COMIX ARE BACK!

IMPALER # 5
story WILLIAM HARMS


art & cover NICK POSTIC & NICK MARINKOVICH

32 PAGES


FC


MARCH 14


$2.99

New York City lies in ruin, its population decimated. The military quarantine around the city has failed, and the vampires are marching across the East Coast. And beneath Manhattan, in the ruins of a subway car, a young woman named Vicki Kuo is living through an unimaginable nightmare.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

NEGATIVE BURN #11
by BRIAN BOLLAND, SHANNON ERIC DENTON, ADAM FORD, RON McCAIN, MIKE PLOOG, CURTIS SQUARE-BRIGGS, DOVE McHARGUE, RYAN PROSS, R. G. TAYLOR, MEL TAYLOR, C. WILLOW WILSON


cover ELIO GUEVARA

64 PAGES


BW


MARCH 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.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE NIGHTLY NEWS #5 (of 6)
story JONATHAN HICKMAN


art & cover JONATHAN HICKMAN

32 PAGES


FC


MARCH 14


$2.99

"TRUE BELIEVERS"


James undergoes a police interrogation while the Hand settles an old score. It all starts with two packages, a straightjacket and an intercom.

NOBLE CAUSES #28
story JAY FAERBER


art YILDIRAY CINAR


cover KHARY RANDOLPH

32 PAGES


FC


MARCH 21


$3.50

The daring plan to cure Kitty Blackthorne results in someone's death, which adds another layer to the feud between the Nobles and the Blackthornes.

THE PIRATES OF CONEY ISLAND #6 (of 8)
story RICK SPEARS


art & cover VASILIS LOLOS


variant cover BECKY CLOONAN

32 PAGES


FC


MARCH 28


$2.99

Patch and Trish, both a bloody mess after their knife lovin', seek much needed medical attention. Meanwhile, Cadillacula seems to be leaking blood and the Hitman, with murder on his mind, attacks Tats and Zeus. Then when Black Jack finds Patch with Trish, a Cherry, he totally flips out! Could this be the end of the Pirates?

PvP #33
story SCOTT KURTZ


art & cover SCOTT KURTZ

24 PAGES


BW


MARCH 28


$2.99

Girls night out!

SAM NOIR: RONIN HOLIDAY #2 (of 3)
story ERIC A. ANDERSON & MANNY TREMBLEY


art & cover by MANNY TREMBLEY

24 PAGES


BW


MARCH 7


$2.99

"RHINO WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER"


With his vacation ruined, Sam and fellow gumshoe Eddie must cross blades with a crazed safari woman and her rampaging rhino, before being led down a dark jungle path to discover who's really after Sam. What they uncover just might bury them both. Literally!

SAVAGE DRAGON #133
story ERIK LARSEN


art & cover ERIK LARSEN

32 PAGES


FC


MARCH 28


$2.99

SPAWN #168
story DAVID HINE


art & cover PHILIP TAN

32 PAGES


FC


MARCH 28


$2.95

"THE CRUCIBLE OF THE CLOWN"


Spawn believes he has gotten rid of The Clown, finally, and at great cost to himself and those around him. But is it possible to rid oneself of such a curseable creature forever!?! Pick up this issue to find out.

STRANGE GIRL #17
story RICK REMENDER


art & cover PETER BERGTING

32 PAGES


FC


MARCH 21


$3.50

"GOLDEN LIGHTS," Part Two of Four


Enraged at the loss of his lordship, Belial discovers Bethany mere miles from the gateway to heaven. Finally so near her goal, Bethany won't go down without giving her former owner the fight of his life.

TRUE STORY, SWEAR TO GOD #6
TOM BELAND story/art


24pgs, b/w


"LEAP OF FAITH"

Tom Beland becomes the Man Without Fear when he decides to finally publish his first comic book. If you ever wanted to publish a comic, but were afraid to, because you had no idea how to do so... join the club! You'll see every embarassing, stupid move Beland made on his way to entering the world of comic book publishing! If this dork can do it... ANYONE can!!

THE WALKING DEAD #37
story ROBERT KIRKMAN


art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

32 PAGES


BW


MARCH 28


$2.99

The ninth month begins…

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

TOP COW FOR MARCH

Witchblade #107
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Chris Bachalo


Danielle Baptiste, the new bearer of the Witchblade, realizing that the Witchblade can be a bit of a "weirdness magnet." On her trip home to visiting her ailing father she begins having horrific, ghostly encounters with the unquiet dead, their graves destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Only Danielle can return them to their rest. Meanwhile an old foe of Sara returns to haunt her and now she doesn't have the Blade to protect her...or her unborn child.

Fan-Favorite Ron Marz (Green Lantern) and Croatian sensation Stjepan Sejic team up for this Witchblade milestone!!

Full Color 32 pages $2.99

Witchblade. © 2006 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. Punisher and all related characters are © 2006 Marvel Comics.

The Darkness: Level 4
(W) Paul Jenkins and David Wohl (P) Patrick Blaine (Cov) Keown, Stjepan

Welcome to the world of THE DARKNESS. In this special issue, find out what it means to be not the bearer of THE DARKNESS, but part of the power itself. Through the eyes of the Schlog, the German darkling creatures in the hellish world of THE DARKNESS, we'll see for the first time what it's like to serve THE DARKNESS. This terrifying look into the inner workings of THE DARKNESS brings a new level of horror to Jackie's world!


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, while bringing you original stories that show you a side of THE DARKNESS you've never seen. These stand-alone stories can be enjoyed without the video game, but add a new level to the playing experience!

Cover A) Dale Keown


Cover B) Stjepan Sejic

Full Color 32 pages $2.99

The Darkness Video Game litho
(Art by) Starbreeze

Bring the hit THE DARKNESS video game from Starbreeze and 2K home as a limited edition lithograph of 500 pieces reproduced at the highest quality possible at 12X18 inches!

Limited Edition Lithograph $19.99

The Darkness: Vol 1 Coming of Age Video Game Edition Trade Paperback
(W) Garth Ennis (P) Marc Silvestri (Cov) Silvestri


With the highly anticipated THE DARKNESS video game from 2K just around the corner, Top Cow is releasing a collection of the best of THE DARKNESS to bring fans of the video game into the fold. This video game collection reprints the essential COMING OF AGE origin story arc by Garth Ennis and Marc Silvestri, which introduced the world to Jackie Estacado, the terrible power and curse known as THE DARKNESS as well as other Top Cow favorite's such as THE ANGELUS, THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE DARKNESS, and more. This is THE ESSENTIAL DARKNESS!

Full Color 176 pages $14.99

The Darkness Offered Agains!


Offered in conjunction with THE DARKNESS video game release from 2K this month, stock up on these popular THE DARKNESS backlist items and re-discover the hit property in its original comic form!

STAR17799 THE DARKNESS VOL 1 COMING OF AGE TP (NEW PRINTING) $14.99


STAR13074 THE DARKNESS VOL 2 HEART OF DARKNESS TP $14.95


NOV041606 THE DARKNESS VOL 3 ORIGINAL SIN TP $24.95


MAY051600 THE DARKNESS VOL 3.5 FLESH & BLOOD TP $24.99


JAN041329 THE DARKNESS VOL 4 RESURRECTION TP $16.99


JUN061740 THE DARKNESS/WOLVERINE $2.99


JAN051654 THE DARKNESS & TOMB RAIDER #1 $2.99


JUL051706 THE DARKNESS & TOMB RAIDER B&W CVR #1 $2.99


DEC041577 THE DARKNESS: BLACK SAILS ONE SHOT $2.99


FEB051641 THE DARKNESS/VAMPIRELLA ONE SHOT $2.99

The Darkness. © 2006 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. Wolverine and all related characters are © 2006 Marvel Comics. Vampirella and all related characters are © 2006 Harris Comics.

Manga Mayhem in the Monastery!
Witchblade Manga #2
(W) Yasuko Kobayashi (A) Kazasa Sumita (Cov) Sumita, Gonzo

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

In this issue Takeru and Kou return from school to the monastery only to find the entire place in shambles. As Kou searches for the nuns outside, Takeru remembers the mysterious, forbidden claw locked away inside. But can she get to it in time? 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.

Cover A) Sumita cover


Cover B) Gonzo cover

Retailer incentive - Hey, you! Ask your retailers how you can get this special ultra-rare cover by STUDIO GONZO, the animation studio behind the Witchblade Anime! [For every 2 copies of Cover A that a retailer purchases they can purchase 1 copy of cover B]

Full Color 32 pages $2.99

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

Fiddlesticks' Secrets Revealed in FRESHMEN (use logo)!

FRESHMEN II #4
"Fundamentals of Fear x153: The Question" pt. 4


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

The secret of Mr. Fiddlesticks is revealed! THE FRESHMEN must come together to save one of their own! Things take a turn for the darker as the Jupiter Corporation, the sinister company owned by The Puppeteer's father, finally makes their move! What evil secret will THE FRESHMEN uncover when they infiltrate Jupiter's horrifying Research & Development department?

Co-created by AUSTIN POWERS and THE ITALIAN JOB star Seth Green and written by recovering Banana Quik addict Hugh Sterbakov!

Cover A) Will Conrad


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

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

ORDER INCENTIVE: Hey, you! Ask your retailers how you can get this special ultra-rare part 4 of a 6 part panoramic cover painted by Rodolfo Migliari! (For every two copies of Cover A the retailer buys, they can order one Migliari cover at $2.99 retail.)

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

Unusual Suspects Lend Aid to HERO!
Unusual Suspects Original Graphic Novel
>> 100 pages of ALL-NEW fun benefits The Hero Initiative!

(W) Dan Wickline (Art) Ben Templesmith, Tone Rodriguez, Nat Jones, Chris Moreno and MORE! (Cov) Mike Mayhew and Dean White

From the demented mind of writer Dan Wickline (30 DAYS OF NIGHT) comes…the UNUSUAL SUSPECTS! See the imagination of a writer run amok as he rolls out story after hilarious story in a dizzying array of genres with an all-star cast of artists! A whopping 16 short stories include art by such fan-faves as Nat Jones (SPAWN), Ben Templesmith (FELL), Tone Rodriguez (VIOLENT MESSIAHS), Chris Moreno (SIDEKICK), and many more!

AND, bounce over to www.HeroInitiative.org/Unusual to download samples of the book AND win great prizes!

BLACK AND WHITE 96 pages $12.99 original graphic novel

© 2007 Dan Wickline. All rights reserved. "Unusual Suspects," the Unusual Suspect logo, and the likeness of all featured characters are trademarks of Dan Wickline.

[Editor's Note: The following listings were added on 12/18/06.]

AGE OF BRONZE #25
story and art by ERIC SHANOWER

28 pages


b/w


mar 7


3.50

"BETRAYAL 6"


A major turning point! After nearly six years Helen faces the husband she ran out on. Before all Troy she repudiates him yet again. Even their son cringes in terror from his father. All-out war seems certain. Only Prince Hektor holds out hope that a clash can be averted.

STRONGARM #2
story STEVE HORTON


art DAVID AHN

32 pages


b/w


mar 28


2.99

Rob and Lyndsey are locked in a death embrace! Nick has to face the fallout from his daring terrorist act! The Overlord is not pleased! And who is Mr. Conner? Find out in Strongarm #2!

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