IMAGE COMICS April 2017 Solicitations

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A.D.: After Death HC

Story: Scott Snyder
Art / Cover: Jeff Lemire

May 03 / 224 pages / FC / T / $24.99

Two of comics' most acclaimed creators, SCOTT SNYDER (WYTCHES, Batman, American Vampire) and JEFF LEMIRE (DESCENDER, PLUTONA, Moon Knight, Sweet Tooth) unite to create an epic like no other, set in a future where a genetic cure for death has been found. Years after the discovery, one man starts to question everything, leading him on a mind-bending journey that will bring him face-to-face with his past and his own mortality. A unique combination of comics, prose, and illustration, A.D.: AFTER DEATH is an oversized hardcover graphic novel written by SNYDER and fully painted by LEMIRE.

 

Birthright #24

Story: Joshua Williamson
Art / Cover: Adriano Lucas, Andrei Bressan

April 12 / 32 pages / FC / M / $2.99

The storied love between Mikey and Rya hits a major turning point, leading into our #25 anniversary issue!

 

Black Cloud #1

Story: Ivan Brandon, Jason Latour
Art / Cover: Greg Hinkle, Matt Wilson

April 05 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

Zelda was born in a world of dreams, and hers burned bigger than anyone had ever seen. Now she's on the run in our world, the dreams broken in her hands. But the pieces are for sale, the rich and the powerful are buying, and suddenly her world isn't the only place Zelda's running from. From the creators that brought you Spider-Gwen, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, and DRIFTER, and the incredible colorist of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, comes a place where dreams come true--and today, they go to war.

 

Black Road #9

Story: Brian Wood
Art: Dave McCaig, Garry Brown
Cover: Garry Brown

April 26 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

A properly forged sword will never shatter, not even in the bitter cold.

 

Black Science #30

Story: Rick Remender
Art / Cover: Matteo Scalera, Moreno Dinisio

April 26 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

The Dimensionauts are back together and not a moment too soon! Grant McKay’s greatest challenge awaits: saving everything that ever could be!

 

Blue Monday, Vol. 4: Painted Moon TP

Story / Art / Cover: Chynna Clugston Flores

April 26 / 128 pages / FC / T+ / $14.99

Bleu, Clover, Alan, and Victor begin to experience teenage lust, but not without the interruption of Erin, Jefferson High’s social meddler of Shakespearean proportions! Bleu finally makes the decision to tell her substitute teacher how she really feels about him, Victor and Clover do the whole “will they, won’t they?” thing, and just what the heck is going on with Alan and Erin? From the writer of the Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy crossover, BLUE MONDAY is finally in full-color thanks to Eisner Award-winning superstar JORDIE BELLAIRE. This volume also features a bonus story written by JAMIE S. RICH (Lady Killer, THE DOUBLE LIFE OF MIRANDA TURNER)!

 

Copperhead #12

Story: Jay Faerber
Art: Drew Moss, Ron Riley
Cover: Ron Riley, Scott Godlewski

April 12 / 32 pages / FC / T+ / $3.99

While Doc Mosley conducts the most shocking autopsy of his life, Clara continues her investigation into the mayor's murder... which puts her on a collision course with the interim mayor.

 

Curse Words #4

Story: Charles Soule
Art / Cover: Ryan Browne
Variant Cover: Tradd Moore

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

Wizord must regain his magical powers before (a) he dies and (b) the world ends, in that order of importance. To do so, he must travel to a truly horrifying place...LOS ANGELES! Meanwhile, the beautiful, terrible Ruby Stitch finally appears in our world--and she is READY TO RUMBLE.

 

Deadly Class #28

Story: Rick Remender
Art / Cover: Jordan Boyd, Wes Craig
Variant Cover: Andrew MacLean

April 12 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

Saya’s mysterious savior offers her a deal that will change Kings Dominion forever. But it’s a contract signed in blood…

 

Descender #21

Story: Jeff Lemire
Art / Cover: Dustin Nguyen

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

“ORBITAL MECHANICS,” Finale Tim-22's nefarious plans are revealed, and the results are deadly for Quon and Tesla. Meanwhile, the UGC confronts the Robot Resistance, putting the galaxy on the brink of war with Tim-21 and Andy at the center of the conflict. As this story arc comes to its explosive conclusion, the stage is set for the coming DESCENDER “event”: RISE OF THE ROBOTS!

 

Drifter #19

Story: Ivan Brandon
Art / Cover: Nic Klein
Variant Cover: Ben Caldwell

April 26 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

SERIES FINALE Everything ends! Don’t miss the harrowing conclusion to IVAN BRANDON and NIC KLEIN’s seminal sci-fi series.

 

East of West #34

Story: Jonathan Hickman
Art / Cover: Nick Dragotta

May 03 / 32 pages / FC / T+ / $3.99

END OF STORY ARC “LESSONS AT THE KNEE” The House of Mao raises the Black Flag.

 

Eclipse #6

Story: Zachary Kaplan
Art / Cover: Giovanni Timpano

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / T+ / $3.99

As Cielo digs further for answers, she meets a new ally in the city’s seedy and secret Underground, but also finds herself pursued by her father’s agents. Meanwhile, Bax has discovered a new man in the wasteland who doesn’t burn in the sunlight, but to learn more, Bax must confront an old friend turned dangerous enemy.

 

Extremity #2

Story / Art / Cover: Daniel Warren Johnson

April 05 / 32 pages / FC / T+ / $3.99

Thea has taken her first step toward vengeance against the Paznina warlords who ruined her family. But this world offers more than vengeance as she discovers a new ally in the wreckage of the Rising Plains.

 

God Country #4

Story: Donny Cates
Art: Geoff Shaw, Jason Wordie, John J. Hill
Cover: Geoff Shaw, Jason Wordie
Variant Cover: Gerardo Zaffino, Jason Wordie

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

Emmett Quinlan goes to Hell.

 

Green Valley #7

Story: Max Landis
Art / Cover: Cliff Rathburn, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Jean-Francois Beaulieu

April 12 / 32 pages / FC / T+ / $2.99

“WANTED: DOUGLAS CHRISTY” The Knights of Kelodia ride as one! Crush evil wherever it stands! To hell with dragons! To hell with wizards! Freedom for Green Valley!

 

Hadrian’s Wall #6

Story: Alec Siegel, Kyle Higgins
Art / Cover: Rod Reis

April 26 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

The tables turn as Simon must prove Annabelle's innocence.

 

Horizon #10

Story: Brandon Thomas
Art: Juan Gedeon, Mike Spicer
Cover: Jason Howard

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / M / $2.99

“BEDFELLOWS” Finn trains with a secret human ally...while Sherrie Davix delivers unholy punishment straight to Kepler’s front door. Fall. Back.

 

I Hate Fairyland #12

Story / Art / Cover / Variant Cover: Skottie Young

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

“LONE GERT AND GRUB” Gert’s tired of being a complete piece of sh!# and decides to be a helpful member of the Fairyland society, starting off with rescuing a kidnapped baby and returning it to its loving family. Gert. A baby. Probably some poop. Buy this.

 

IMAGE COMICS GIANT-SIZED ARTIST’S PROOF EDITION: RENATO JONES

Story / Art / Cover: Kaare Kyle Andrews

April 05 / 56 pages / FC / M / $24.99

Presenting the first two issues of RENATO JONES: THE ONE% in oversized black and white splendor, this special Artist’s Proof Edition showcases creator KAARE KYLE ANDREW’S dynamic inks in 11x17. “...a sort of hallucinatory rage-pop ‘Punisher from Occupy.’ It’s gorgeous and demented.”–WARREN ELLIS

 

IMAGE+ #13

April 26 / 64 pages / FC / E / $1.99

IMAGE+ is a monthly magazine featuring Image’s upcoming releases, as well as bonus creator-owned comics content. Each issue features an original, four-page THE WALKING DEAD story concerning Negan’s origins, and created by New York Times bestselling team ROBERT KIRKMAN and CHARLIE ADLARD, for a total of 48 pages of backstory! IMAGE+ showcases interviews, spotlight features, bonus never-before-seen preview pages, editorials from industry voices, and more in-depth, insightful, and provocative comics coverage curated by David Brothers, Branding Manager at Image Comics. IMAGE+ is fans’ premiere source for all things creator-owned.

 

Injection #12

Story: Warren Ellis
Art / Cover / Variant Cover: Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire

April 19 / 24 pages / FC / M / $2.99

On Mellion Moor, and its recently rediscovered stone ring in the shadow of a tor, Brigid Roth uncovers the death box known as the Cold House.

 

Invincible #135

Story: Robert Kirkman
Art / Cover: Nathan Fairbairn, Ryan Ottley

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / T+ / $2.99

“THE END OF ALL THINGS,” Part Three The march to the end continues! War begins! Thragg and his forces continue to conquer world after world as they rebuild the Viltrum Empire. Mark and his allies launch an assault in hopes of bringing a swift end to this conflict.

 

Kid Savage, Vol. 1 TP

Story: Joe Kelly
Art / Cover: Ilya

April 26 / 192 pages / FC / E / $14.99

When the pioneering “First Family in Space” takes a catastrophic wrong turn on their maiden voyage, they crash on a dangerous alien planet. Their 21st century know-how is useless against the harsh environment, and survival seems unlikely, until they meet a strange ally...a mysterious orphan boy who’s short on temper but big on survival skills. This heartfelt adventure is the brainchild of Man of Action Entertainment (Big Hero 6, Ben 10) founder JOE KELLY (I KILL GIANTS, FOUR EYES) and lauded British cartoonist ILYA.

 

Kill or Be Killed #8

Story: Ed Brubaker
Art: Elizabeth Breitweiser, Sean Phillips
Cover: Sean Phillips

April 26 / 40 pages / FC / M / $3.99

BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS’ runaway hit just keeps coming! Dylan is being hunted by both the good guys and the bad guys, but his mission must go on, regardless. And remember, every issue of KILL OR BE KILLED has the extra back-page content BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS fans have come to expect.

 

Lazarus Sourcebook #2: Hock

Story: Dave Walker, David Brothers, Eric Trautmann, Greg Rucka, Neal Bailey, Robert Mackenzie
Art: Michael Lark
Cover: Eric Trautmann

April 26 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

The Cull has ended and the world has changed. The Carlyle Family’s most implacable foe, HOCK, stands as determined and vicious as ever. Venture to the lands east of the Mississippi, where Doctor Hock has the prescription to cure all of your ills…if you can survive the treatment.

 

Loose Ends #4

Story: Jason Latour
Art / Cover: Chris Brunner, Rico Renzi

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

MINISERIES FINALE With guns drawn, the deadly crime lord Batista charges toward the seedy Miami hotel room where Detective Rose's plot is finally hatched. It seems that the only person standing between Sonny, Cheri, and this vicious gangster is the treacherous Detective Flynn and his facility for murder and violence. Or is he? Don’t miss the stunning conclusion to this critically acclaimed limited series!

 

Low #17

Story: Rick Remender
Art / Cover: Dave McCaig, Greg Tocchini

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

“OUTER ASPECTS OF INNER ATTITUDES,” Part Two Tajo returns to Salus to find a city on the brink of death, clinging to life. The Caines’ struggle to lift humanity out of the depths is far from over...

 

Magdalena, Vol. 4 #2

Story: Ryan Cady, Tini Howard
Art / Cover: Christian Dibari

April 26 / 32 pages / FC / T+ / $3.99

“HOUSE OF FLIES” Training a Magdalena brings the same agony as being one, as Patience struggles with the limits of her injuries and Maya tries to correct a dangerous mistake.

 

Manifest Destiny #28

Story: Chris Dingess
Art / Cover: Matthew Roberts, Owen Gieni

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / M / $2.99

Sacagawea’s long-held mistrust of the white man manifests, as Lewis takes desperate measures to quell the chaos that has overtaken the fort.

 

Mighty Man

Story: Erik Larsen
Art / Cover: Nikos Koutsis

April 05 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

Seven-year-old Betty Bradford has inherited the mantle of the World’s Mightiest Man! Now she trains to take on the role of the world’s greatest superhero and faces her biggest challenge ever! Mighty Man comes with our highest possible recommendation!

 

Mirror #7

Story: Emma Ríos, Hwei Lim
Art / Cover: Hwei Lim

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / T+ / $3.99

A hero falls from grace.

 

Monstress #12

Story: Marjorie Liu
Art / Cover: Sana Takeda

April 26 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

END OF STORY ARC The final issue of the second arc! Will Maika return with her soul intact?

 

Moonshine, Vol. 1 TP

Story: Brian Azzarello
Art / Cover: Eduardo Risso

May 10 / 144 pages / FC / M / $9.99

From writer BRIAN AZZARELLO and artist, EDUARDO RISSO--the Eisner Award-winning creative team behind the crime classic, 100 Bullets--comes a brutal new series that puts a horror twist on a classic gangster tale! Set deep in Appalachia during Prohibition, MOONSHINE tells the story of Lou Pirlo, a city-slick “torpedo” sent from New York City to negotiate a deal with the best moonshiner in West Virginia, Hiram Holt. Lou figures it a milk run, but what he doesn’t figure is that Holt’s just as cunning and ruthless as any NYC crime boss. Not only will Holt do anything for his illicit booze operation, he’ll stop at nothing to protect a much darker, bloodier family secret.

 

Motor Crush #5

Story: Babs Tarr, Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart
Art: Babs Tarr, Cameron Stewart
Cover: Babs Tarr
Variant Cover: Cameron Stewart

April 12 / 32 pages / FC / T+ / $3.99

END OF STORY ARC. END OF VOLUME 1. Domino is forced to make impossible choices and everything falls apart. Featuring part five of ISOLA: PROLOGUE by BRENDEN FLETCHER and KARL KERSCHL, the final chapter of the prelude to ISOLA: ISLAND OF THE DEAD #1, coming soon!

 

Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #27

Story: Robert Kirkman
Art / Cover: Elizabeth Breitweiser, Paul Azaceta

April 26 / 32 pages / FC / M / $2.99

“A NEW WAY” Kyle is taken on a journey to find answers and is forced to use his newly honed abilities along the way. The evil around him is growing stronger--causing Reverend Anderson to seek out new allies.

 

Paper Girls #13

Story: Brian K. Vaughan
Art: Cliff Chiang, Matt Wilson
Cover: Cliff Chiang

April 05 / 32 pages / FC / T+ / $2.99

Trapped in the distant past, KJ discovers something shocking about the future.

 

Plastic #1

Story: Doug Wagner
Art: Daniel Hillyard, Laura Martin
Cover A: Andrew Robinson
Cover B: Daniel Hillyard

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

Retired serial killer Edwyn Stoffgruppen is in love with Virginia, a girl he “met online.” Her affection quiets his vile urges. Together, they tour the back roads of America in their LTD, eating doughnuts and enjoying their healthy appetites for each other. Life is good…until a Louisiana billionaire kidnaps Virginia, forcing Edwyn to kill again in exchange for her freedom. Oh, and did we mention that Virginia is a sex doll?

 

Planetoid Praxis #3

Story / Art / Cover: Ken Garing

April 05 / 32 pages / FC / T+ / $3.99

Onica enters the Heliocor compound and learns about the plans of the planetoid's new “owners.” Meanwhile, tensions grow at The Settlement, culminating in a mysterious and deadly attack!

 

Postal #20

Story: Bryan Hill
Art: Isaac Goodhart
Cover: Linda Sejic

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

Mark faces down an FBI task squad, led by Agent Bremble. Both men are pawns on Isaac's chessboard as he plans his ultimate vengeance against the town that betrayed him.

 

Reborn HC

Story: Mark Millar
Art: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
Cover: Greg Capullo

May 17 / 176 pages / FC / M / $24.99

The MILLAR-CAPULLO smash-hit, sell-out REBORN is here. Where do you go when you die? Not heaven or hell--somewhere else. Somewhere you have to fight to survive. Somewhere the people from the past are waiting for you--the good and the bad. Superstar creators MARK MILLAR and GREG CAPULLO join forces to create the sci-fi story of the year, collecting issues 1-6.

 

Redneck #1

Story: Donny Cates
Art / Cover: Dee Cunniffe, Lisandro Estherren

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

The Bowmans are VAMPIRES who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small town for years, living off cow's blood. Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate, fear, and bad blood bubble to the surface--making it impossible to separate man from monster! Critically acclaimed writer DONNY CATES (GOD COUNTRY) and artist LISANDRO ESTHERREN serve up the tale of a DIFFERENT kind of family just trying to get by, deep in the heart of Texas.

 

Rock Candy Mountain #1

Story / Art / Cover: Kyle Starks

April 05 / 24 pages / FC / M / $3.99

SERIES PREMIERE Eisner-nominated comic creator, KYLE STARKS (SEXCASTLE), would like to invite you to enter the magical world of hobos. The world’s toughest hobo is searching through post-World War II America for the mythological Rock Candy Mountain, and he's going to have to fight his way to get there. Lots of hobo fights. So many hobo fights. A new action-comedy series full of high action, epic stakes, magic, friendships, trains, punching, kicking, joking, a ton of hobo nonsense, and the Literal Devil. Yeah. The Literal Devil.

 

Rockstars #5

Story: Joe Harris
Art / Cover: Megan Hutchison

April 12 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

END OF STORY ARC. “NATIVITY IN BLACKLIGHT,” Part Five. As the curious case of Jimmy James’ groupie murders finally reveals its terrible truths, Sonny makes Jackie an offer he can’t resist. Meanwhile, Dorothy interviews a Dragon and the first arc of this series’ magical, murderous mystery tour reaches its thunderous climax.

 

Rose #1

Story: Meredith Finch
Art / Cover: Ig Guara
Variant Cover: David Finch

April 12 / 32 pages / FC / T / $3.99

SERIES PREMIERE A classic fantasy tale about a girl trying to restore balance to a broken world. Rose must connect with her Khat—Thorne—to become the Guardian the world needs. But things aren’t easy for Rose and Thorne, the powerful sorcerous Drucilla has many powerful and demonic allies—all of them focused on stopping one scared little girl who’s desperately trying to stay alive and do what’s right. Written by MEREDITH FINCH (Wonder Woman, Little Mermaid), and drawn by fan-favorite artist IG GUARA (Batman: Arkham Knight, Blue Beetle, The Ravagers).

 

Royal City #2

Story / Art / Cover: Jeff Lemire

April 12 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

The second chapter of JEFF LEMIRE's ambitious new graphic novel begins as Richie Pike, perpetual screw-up and black sheep of the family, has a very bad night that brings him face-to-face with Royal City's criminal underworld, and there will be no turning back. Meanwhile, Pat's troubles continue to mount, sending him on an odyssey of his own.

 

Saga: Book Two Deluxe HC

Story: Brian K. Vaughan
Art / Cover: Fiona Staples

April 26 / 504 pages / FC / M / $49.99

At long last, it’s finally time for the second hardcover collection of SAGA, the New York Times best-selling series praised by everyone from Alan Moore to Lin-Manuel Miranda! Created by the multiple Eisner Award-winning team of artist FIONA STAPLES (Mystery Society, North 40, Archie Comics) and writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (THE PRIVATE EYE, PAPER GIRLS, WE STAND ON GUARD), SAGA BOOK TWO continues the action-packed education of Hazel, a child born to star-crossed parents from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war. Collecting 18 issues of the smash-hit comic, this massive edition features a striking original cover from Fiona Staples, as well as a brand-new gallery of exclusive, never-before-seen SAGA artwork from legendary creators including CLIFF CHIANG, PIA GUERRA, FAITH ERIN HICKS, KARL KERSCHL, JASON LATOUR, SEAN GORDON MURPHY, STEVE SKROCE, and MORE!

 

Savage Dragon #223

Story / Art / Cover: Erik Larsen

April 26 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

“THE MERGING OF MULTIPLE EARTHS,” Part One Mr. Glum devises a plot to merge the multi-verse and restore the love Angel Murphy had for him. Malcolm Dragon fights to save his reality and the lives of everybody on Earth. It’s an awe-inspiring, world-shattering, cosmic event told in three chapters.

 

Savage Dragon Archives, Vol. 8 TP

Story / Art / Cover: Erik Larsen

April 12 / 544 pages / FC / M / $24.99

OverLord! Osama bin Laden! An alien invasion! Savage Dragon on trial! Daredevil! The Claw! Mako! Dread Knight! Malcolm Dragon joins the Chicago police! Tantrum! Torment! The deadly Ant Menaces! The all double-page spreads issue, and the epic 200th issue, all collected in this stunning volume! This one has it all!

 

Seven to Eternity #5

Story: Rick Remender
Art / Cover: Jerome Opeña, Matt Hollingsworth
Variant Cover: Phil Noto, Rafael Albuquerque

April 05 / 32 pages / FC / T / $3.99

Adam Osidis and the Mosak come to a crossroads. The choices they make here will echo throughout the lands of Zhal for all eternity.

 

Sex Criminals #18

Story: Matt Fraction
Art / Cover: Chip Zdarsky

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

There's a line between fan and fetishist, right? Probably. Also: the long-awaited return of JAZMINE ST. COCAINE!!! [COLLECTOR'S ITEM]

 

She Wolf #8

Story / Art / Cover: Rich Tommaso

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

“BLACK BAPTISM,” Part Four. SERIES FINALE. Gabby and Nikki battle a myriad of demons to try and save Lizzie from a black mass ritual sacrifice.

 

Snowfall TP

Story: Joe Harris
Art / Cover: Martin Morazzo

April 26 / 240 pages / FC / M / $19.99

Writer JOE HARRIS (The X-Files) and artist MARTÍN MORAZZO (Vertigo Quarterly), creators of GREAT PACIFIC, reunite for a brand new science fiction series. In the year 2045, it no longer snows following a crash that left the climate ravaged, society splintered, and the newly christened “Cooperative States of America” propped up and administered by the powerful Hazeltyne Corporation. Only one man wages an all-out weather war against the system, wielding the forces of nature themselves as weapons. He’s the White Wizard. The Ghost in the Night. Genius. Terrorist. Outlaw. Hero?

 

Sons of the Devil #11

Story: Brian Buccellato
Art / Cover: Toni Infante

April 05 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

“REFLECTION” The beginning of the third story arc. Travis tries to make sense of the last six months as he mourns the loss of his sister. Also, a look into David Daly’s past as we learn about his upbringing.

 

Southern Cross, Vol. 2: Romulus TP

Story / Cover: Becky Cloonan
Art: Andy Belanger, Lee Loughridge

April 26 / 160 pages / FC / M / $14.99

Hazel Conroy was ready to retire. She left her life as a detective behind on Earth for a cushy job as a personal assistant on Titan... That is, until the disappearance of the Southern Cross dregs up skeletons from her past, shedding light on a bigger, more sinister conspiracy. As the refinery she works on descends into chaos, Hazel teams up with some unlikely friends and loads her service blaster one last time--taking aim at the very company that now employs her. Methane, ice, hell, and iron: The search for the Southern Cross begins on Titan.

 

Spawn #274

Story: Todd McFarlane, Tom Leveen
Art: Szymon Kudranski
Cover: Ashley Wood

May 31 / 32 pages / FC / T / $2.99

The exciting climax to one of Spawn’s hardest battles to date!

 

Splitting Image 80-Page Giant

April 26 / 80 pages / FC / T+ / $7.99

To celebrate Image Comics' 25th Anniversary--the original parody book by DON SIMPSON that skewers the formation of Image and the bozos that founded it! And here's the rub--IT'S ALL TRUE!! (Well, mostly, sort of.) Plus, as a super-special bonus (because we had more pages to fill), we include the normalman-MEGATON MAN SPECIAL by SIMPSON, VALENTINO, MARDER, and BURDEN! Square-bound even! Never before reprinted (and we can certainly see why)! A piece of history at your fingertips (now go wash your hands)!

 

Spread #21

Story: Justin Jordan
Art / Cover: Felipe Sobreiro, John Bivens

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

END OF STORY ARC. “OUTSIDE,” Finale. Ravello is the new voice of the Spread. He has Hope in his clutches. The whole world is at stake. No is in for his biggest fight yet.

 

Stray Bullets: Sunshine & Roses #23

Story / Art / Cover: David Lapham

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

Before the Cock's Crow heist, there were the good ol' days, when love filled the air and murder was something done to...other people.

 

Street Angel: After School Kung Fu Special HC

Story: Brian Maruca, Jim Rugg
Art / Cover: Jim Rugg

April 26 / 40 pages / FC / T / $19.99

Jesse “Street Angel” Sanchez takes the Ninja Kid to school! Her fists are the facts and his face is the report card! Don't miss this very special After School Kung Fu, er, uh...Special? Meanwhile, Saturday night's the big dance and Jesse doesn't want to go! Is love in the air? No.

 

Sun Bakery #3

Story / Art / Cover: Corey Lewis

April 26 / 32 pages / FC / M / $4.99

“DREAM SKILLS,” Part Three. The one-man action anthology continues in SUN BAKERY #3! The swashbuckling story of sword-wielding Xasha continues in DREAM SKILLS, the ethereal skate quest of BAT RIDER rides on, and a new story about a guy who can summon anything from his magical LAYERED JACKET enters the fray. SUN BAKERY continues its tradition of ushering in the most wild stories in comics!

 

Surgeon X, Vol.1: The Path of Most Resistance TP

Story: Sara Kenney
Art / Cover: John Watkiss

April 26 / 208 pages / FC / M / $14.99

In an antibiotic apocalypse in near-future London, brilliant surgeon Rosa Scott becomes Surgeon X, a vigilante doctor who treats those who’ve been abandoned by the system. Haunted by the murder of her mother and harassed by the mysterious Hippocrates, Rosa risks everything to save lives--but warps her medical oath to do so.

 

The Beauty #14

Story: Jason A. Hurley, Jeremy Haun
Art: Thomas Nachlik
Cover: Jeremy Haun, John Rauch
Variant Cover: Aaron Lee Kafton

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

New clues to the Beauty murders case lead detectives Foster and Vaughn down an increasingly complicated path to finding the Narcissus Killer.

 

The Black Monday Murders #5

Story: Jonathan Hickman
Art / Cover: Tomm Coker

April 19 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

Thomas Dane goes looking for a man who doesn’t want to be found.

 

The Few #4

Story: Sean Lewis
Art / Cover: Hayden Sherman

April 19 / 56 pages / FC / M / $4.99

After a battle with Herrod's Cult and Palace soldiers, Hale and Colum's men retreat to the woods to regroup. Their plan becomes less running, more fighting. Lives are lost and secrets unfold in the continuation of this sci-fi epic.

 

The Fix #9

Story: Nick Spencer
Art / Cover: Ryan Hill, Steve Lieber

April 12 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

Roy makes a big breakthrough in his murder investigation, while Mac is out for justice.

 

The Old Guard #3

Story: Greg Rucka
Art / Cover: Leandro Fernandez

April 26 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

PART THREE Booker gets a grenade in the lap. Andy does what she does best. Nile tries to make sense of it all. Also: A lot of shooting, some explosions, and a heartfelt declaration of love.

 

The Walking Dead #166

Story: Robert Kirkman
Art: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, Stefano Gaudiano
Cover: Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart

April 05 / 32 pages / FC / M / $2.99

“NO SURRENDER” Dwight must defend the ruins of Alexandria against the Saviors--but what exactly are they fighting over?

 

The Wicked + The Divine #28

Story: Kieron Gillen
Art / Cover: Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson
Variant Cover: Elsa Charretier

April 12 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

END OF STORY ARC. “IMPERIAL PHASE (I),” Part Six. and sex and drugs and rock and roll and sex and drugs and rock and roll and sex and drugs and end.

 

They’re Not Like Us #16

Story: Eric Stephenson
Art: Jordie Bellaire, Simon Gane
Cover: Fonografiks, Simon Gane

April 26 / 24 pages / FC / M / $2.99

“Down and down, there is no up...”

 

Think Tank, Vol. 5 #2

Story: Matt Hawkins
Art / Cover: Rahsan Ekedal

April 12 / 32 pages / FC / T+ / $3.99

Russia deals with several terrorist attacks using the animals controlled by technology based off of David Loren's designs. Mirra Sway is trapped behind the Russian forces as they assault the Ukraine to “protect themselves.” David confronts his father and the demons inside that keep him from having a happy life while trying to figure out WTF is happening in Russia.

 

Throwaways #7

Story: Caitlin Kittredge
Art / Cover: Steven Sanders

April 12 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

Jump back in time to see how Brad Logan and the Alpha subject known only as Alice met, made an unholy alliance, and in the process ensured that ULTRA would hunt them until they died. The sins of the past have far-reaching repercussions in the present, and it's only a matter of time until Dean and Abby are caught up in the aftermath...

 

Underwinter #2

Story / Art / Cover: Ray Fawkes

April 26 / 32 pages / FC / M / $3.99

“SYMPHONY,” Part Two. A terrible curse takes root in the quartet, and the world.

 

We Stand ON Guard TP

Story: Brian K. Vaughan
Art / Cover: Steve Skroce

April 05 / 160 pages / FC / M / $14.99

SAGA writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN teams with Hollywood storyboard artist STEVE SKROCE for a subversive, action-packed military thriller. Set 100 years in our future, WE STAND ON GUARD follows a heroic band of Canadian civilians turned freedom fighters who must defend their homeland from invasion by a technologically superior opponent...the United States of America. Collects WE STAND ON GUARD #1-6 in trade paperback for the very first time!

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