Image & Top Cow SEPTEMBER 2010 SOLICITATIONS

THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM, VOL. 1 TP (NEW PRINTING)

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CHARLIE ADLARD & TONY MOORE

cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

SEPTEMBER 1

1088 PAGES / BW

$59.99

BACK IN PRINT – JUST IN TIME FOR THE DEBUT OF THE AMC SERIES!

The first eight volumes of this fan-favorite series collected into one massive paperback collection.†Get it while supplies last.

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #1-48.

Retailer warning: may not be suitable for all ages

SKULLKICKERS #1

story JIM ZUBKAVICH

art CHRIS STEVENS, EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATES

cover CHRIS STEVENS

SEPTEMBER 22

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

"ONE THOUSAND OPAS AND A DEAD BODY"

No one knows where these two warriors came from. The only thing that's clear is that they're two of most ornery, trouble-making $%@# that have ever lived.

SKULLKICKERS is a fantasy action-comedy: Two mercenaries are entangled in a high-class assassination plot and nothing—werewolves, skeletons or black magic—will stop them from getting paid. If you love tabletop fantasy RPGs or movies like Army of Darkness, SKULLKICKERS is waiting for you!

CHEW #15

story JOHN LAYMAN

art & fold-out cover ROB GUILLORY

SEPTEMBER 29

32 PAGES / FC†

$2.99

“JUST DESSERTS,” Conclusion

It’s the final chapter of “Just Desserts” and the biggest story in CHEW history, figuratively and literally. As we reach the one-quarter mark of the CHEW run, the last remaining major characters are introduced and an event transpires that is so shocking and unexpected it changes the book forever, fundamentally and irrevocably.

And, as a special sloppy, wet kiss to everyone who has supported the book and helped it succeed beyond our wildest expectations: CHEW #15 is bonus-sized, with more story pages and a special TRI-FOLD POSTER COVER, at no extra cost.

Don’t trade-wait on this one, folks!

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IMAGE FIRSTS: WAVE TWO

Image Comics is re-presenting 10 first issues as an introduction to of some of our most acclaimed titles, with each debut acting as the perfect primer to its corresponding ongoing series and collected editions!

IMAGE FIRSTS: THE DARKNESS #1

story GARTH ENNIS

art & cover MARC SILVESTRI

SEPTEMBER 1

32 PAGES / FC

$1.00

IMAGE FIRSTS: LIBERTY MEADOWS #1

story FRANK CHO

art & cover FRANK CHO

SEPTEMBER 8

32 PAGES / BW

$1.00

IMAGE FIRSTS: WANTED #1

story MARK MILLAR

art & cover J.G. JONES

SEPTEMBER 15

32 PAGES / FC

$1.00

IMAGE FIRSTS: I KILL GIANTS #1

story JOE KELLY

art & cover J.M. KEN NIIMURA

SEPTEMBER 22

24 PAGES / FC

$1.00

IMAGE FIRSTS: MAGE #1

story MATT WAGNER

art & cover MATT WAGNER

SEPTEMBER 29

32 PAGES / FC

$1.00

NEXT GEN WARZ #1 (of 2)

story RYAN KINNAIRD

art & covers RYAN KINNAIRD

SEPTEMBER 22

32 PAGES / FC

$3.99

"A BATTLE OF GIGA PROPORTIONS"

Writer/artist RYAN KINNAIRD (X-Men: Phoenix - Legacy of Fire, PSM) pens a titillating comedic tale, as the female-embodied video game consoles FoxBox630 and ESexy3 battle for supremacy. The greatest conflict for disposable income begins!

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SCIENCE DOG SPECIAL #1

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CORY WALKER

cover CORY WALKER & DAVE STEWART

SEPTEMBER 1

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

Fight fire with fire. Fight evil with SCIENCE!

Collecting the never before reprinted Science Dog back-up stories from INVINCIBLE #25 and #50, this story leads right into the senses-shattering back-up story contained within issue 75. If you’re only reading INVINCIBLE in collected form, this is what you’ve been missing! Don’t miss out a second time!

FRANKIE STEIN HC

story STEVEN T. SEAGLE

art & cover MARCO CINELLO

SEPTEMBER 7

48 PAGES / FC

$12.99

From the studio that brought you BEN 10 and GENERATOR REX comes a new children’s book perfect for an all-year-round Halloween hoot! Young Frankie Stein is starting to doubt his father’s claim that “Boys live in castles and monsters live in cities.” Taking a leap of faith, Frankie heads into nearby Transylvania, Pennsylvania, to test that theory for himself…on October 31st! What’s a monster-boy to do in a city filled to overflowing with monsters?! STEVEN T. SEAGLE & MARCO CINELLO craft a timeless tale of perception and personal identity. And…pumpkins!

 

LIQUID CITY, VOL. 2 OGN

edited by SONNY LIEW & LIM CHENG TJU

art & story LAT, SONNY LIEW, MIEL, CHARLENE CHUA and MORE

cover SHELLY WAN

SEPTEMBER 29

312 PAGES / FC

$29.99

LIQUID CITY, VOL. 2 once again brings together creators from Southeast Asia to offer an amazing diversity of stories. From LAT's vignette of a soccer game in Malaysia to IVAN SONG's poignant near-future tale of childhood memories to Vietnamese artist NGUYEN THANH PHONG's account of his adventures in South Korea, this collection showcases an incredible variety of styles and genres. War, fantasy, drama, road trips and Robot Rabbits—you'll find it all and more in LIQUID CITY, VOL. 2.

G-MAN, VOL. 1: LEARNING TO FLY TP

story CHRIS GIARRUSSO

art & cover CHRIS GIARRUSSO

SEPTEMBER 29

96 PAGES / FC

$9.99

MINI MARVELS creator CHRIS GIARRUSSO introduces G-Man and his pals, the next wave of all-new kid superheroes! Featuring the origin of G-Man and Great Man!

Collects the G-MAN one-shot, the G-Man Christmas story, the complete collection of Comic Bits comic strips, and the Mean Brother/Idiot Brother comic strips.

G-MAN, VOL. 2: CAPE CRISIS TP

story CHRIS GIARRUSSO

art & cover CHRIS GIARRUSSO

SEPTEMBER 29

128 PAGES / FC

$9.99

When pieces of G-Man’s magic cape fall into the wrong hands, things quickly spin out of control. G-Man and his friends must battle to recover the cape fragments, but this time the bad guys have the same powers as G-Man!

Collects G-MAN: CAPE CRISIS #1-5

THE MICE TEMPLAR, VOL. 2.2: DESTINY, PART 2 TP

story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING

art VICTOR SANTOS

cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING

SEPTEMBER 8

200 PAGES / FC

$17.99

Destiny, prophecy and free will collide as the young mouse Karic prepares himself for an audacious confrontation with the fearsome Snake god of the druids for the salvation of his family and the fate of all mice. Yet, many forces stand in his way: the tyranny of the mad King Icarus, the twisted riddles of the Bats of Meave, the ancient demonic Nathair, and certain doom at the claws of the Zombie Cat!

FOREWORD BY ED BRUBAKER

Collects THE MICE TEMPLAR: DESTINY #6-9

THE PERHAPANAUTS, VOL. 0: DARK DAYS†TP

story TODD DEZAGO

art & cover CRAIG ROUSSEAU & RICO RENZI

SEPTEMBER 8

240 Pages / FC

$17.99

The PERHAPANAUTS: DARK DAYS collects, for the first time, in one massive tome, the time-lost tales of the Perhapanauts from their hard-to-find FIRST BLOOD and SECOND CHANCES miniseries! See the origins and early adventures of the most mysterious, thrilling, and, at times, hilarious paranormal team in comics! This is where it all started! Also features several back-up stories and a pin-up gallery by some of the industry's finest!

SHUDDERTOWN HC

story NICK SPENCER

art & cover ADAM GEEN

SEPTEMBER 15

128 PAGES / FC

$19.99

The dead are killing. While struggling to hide the secrets of his own tortured past, troubled homicide detective Isaac Hernandez investigates a string of murders in which all of the forensic evidence points toward perpetrators who are already dead themselves. One of the year's most critically acclaimed and talked-about crime stories, finally collected in a beautiful oversized-hardcover format!

"4.5 out of 5! Grabs you with the first panel and never lets you go." - Comic Book Resources

SPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 7 TP

story TODD McFARLANE

art TODD McFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO & TONY DANIEL

cover GREG CAPULLO

SEPTEMBER 15

160 PAGES / FC

$14.99

The latest addition to the ever-growing SPAWN: ORIGINS family of books is coming down the pipe! SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 7 collects classic SPAWN issues written by creator TODD McFARLANE, with the art on each issue alternating between GREG CAPULLO and TONY DANIEL.

Cy-gor is on the hunt and headed straight for NYC with only one thing on his simian mind: find and destroy Spawn. Will Spawn even be able to fight, with the Curse and his minions doing their own brand of damage to the hell-born hero? Throw angel warriors and the Violator into the mix, and Spawn is headed for deep trouble.

Also included is the fan-favorite “Santa Spawn” issue, where Spawn saves Christmas for a hard-working family.

Collects SPAWN #39-44.

DAWN 2011 CALENDAR

art JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER

SEPTEMBER 8

24 PAGES / FC

$14.99

Make every day a new Dawn with 13 ALL-NEW LINSNER Dawn paintings, including a saucy centerfold of indie comics' favorite sexy siren.

THE WALKING DEAD 2011 CALENDAR

art CHARLIE ADLARD

SEPTEMBER 8

24 PAGES / FC

$14.99

13 of the most heart-stopping images from comics' premiere horror series!

THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN # 4 (of 6)

story DAVID HINE & SHAKY KANE

art & cover SHAKY KANE

SEPTEMBER 15

32 PAGES/FC

$3.99

In one world Steve Neumann cleans up a gruesome murder scene, while as Coffin Fly he finally gets to kiss the girl of his dreams. But which is the dream? WARNING! Do not read this issue’s title aloud! “Red Wraith, Red Wraith, Red Wraith.”

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COWBOY NINJA VIKING #10

story AJ LIEBERMAN

art & cover by RILEY ROSSMO

SEPTEMBER 29

24 PAGES / FC

$3.99

Double crosses, blown up boats and Bangkok strippers...

Duncan, Nix and Ghislain survived it all, but will they survive what comes next? As the fallout from the failed mission continues, Duncan learns a new secret that will change everything he thought he knew about being a Triplet.

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DYNAMO 5: SINS OF THE FATHER #4 (of 5)

story JAY FAERBER

art JULIO BRILHA

cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

incentive cover CORY WALKER & RON RILEY

SEPTEMBER 22

32 PAGES / FC

$3.99

Tragedy befalls a member of Dynamo 5 as the team is introduced to THE PRIMARIES, a group of heroes assembled by the US government to help Dynamo 5 defeat the alien invaders. But is that their only agenda?

Plus, in our exclusive back-up series, the battle between NOTORIOUS and Omerta continues.

ELEPHANTMEN #30†

story RICHARD STARKINGS

art MORITAT

cover J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

SEPTEMBER 22

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

“QUESTIONABLE THINGS,” Part Seven†

Miki and Hip spend a night in.

GUARDIANS OF THE GLOBE #2

story ROBERT KIRKMAN & BENITO CERENO

art & cover RANSOM GETTY & FCO PLASCENCIA

SEPTEMBER 29

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

As the VILTRUMITE WAR rages on within the pages of INVINCIBLE, the ranks of the Guardians of the Globe are suddenly depleted. The Guardians recruitment drive is interrupted as a distress call comes in from Aquarus: Octoboss has taken over Atlantis! Now the recruits are thrown head first into battle—let’s hope they’re ready. If only Invincible were there to help…

HACK/SLASH: MY FIRST MANIAC #4 (of 4)

story TIM SEELEY

art by DAN LEISTER & MARK ENGLERT

cover A TIM SEELEY & CARLOS BADILLA

cover B MICHAEL GAYDOS

SEPTEMBER 8

32 PAGES / FC†

$3.50

The new-reader friendly tale of Cassie's first encounter with a slasher comes to a screaming, bloody end as she takes on the video game obsessed Grinface and his unexpected ally. Can Cassie keep her humanity or will she become a savage killer just like her mom?

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HAUNT #12

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art GREG CAPULLO & TODD MCFARLANE

cover GREG CAPULLO

SEPTEMBER 1

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

The sense-shattering second story arc concludes!

Hurg and his secret organization have been dragged into the open and exposed. Now is the time to strike! Haunt and the agency must act now—before he moves deeper underground. He had Kurt killed, he set these events leading to the birth of Haunt into motion—and now it’s time to pay for what he’s done!

INVINCIBLE #77

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

SEPTEMBER 22

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

THE VILTRUMITE WAR CONTINUES!

THE FINAL STAND! It’s all come to this: The fate of all life on Earth is at stake. If Invincible loses... Wait, Invincible can’t lose... Can he?

LADY ROBOTIKA #3

story JANE WIEDLIN & BILL MORRISON

art BILL MORRISON & TONE RODRIGUEZ

cover BILL MORRISON

SEPTEMBER 22

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

In prison, Jane gains mastery over the nanites in her body, and develops amazing robotic abilities! She rallies her fellow cyborg prisoners and leads them in a daring prison break. But with freedom nearly in her grasp, she is forced to test her new powers against the sado-masochistic might of her captor, E’death!

META 4 #4 (of 5)

story & art TED MCKEEVER

cover TED MCKEEVER & DANA MORESHEAD

SEPTEMBER 8

32 PAGES / BW

$3.50

Bzoma, the amnesiac astronaut, and Gasolina, his hugely muscled female companion, have left the dense, nightmarish Big Rotten Apple for the wide-open roads of the Midwestern deserts. What started out as a lucid road trip turns decidedly bizarre when the astronaut's past comes full circle to hunt him down.

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MORNING GLORIES #2

story NICK SPENCER

art JOE EISMA

cover RODIN ESQUEJO

SEPTEMBER 15

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

It's the Glories' first day of school, and they've already landed themselves in detention! Now, anywhere else that might just mean the start of a bad year, but they're about to find out when you're enrolled at Morning Glory Academy, corporal punishment takes on a whole new—and deadly—meaning!

The most hotly anticipated new series of the summer continues! It's RUNAWAYS meets LOST from the writer of FORGETLESS and SHUDDERTOWN!

MURDERLAND #2

story STEPHEN SCOTT

art & cover DAVID HAHN, GUILLEM MARI & JOSE VILLARRUBIA

flip cover DANIEL KRALL

SEPTEMBER 1

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“SET THE METHOD DOWN,” Part Two

The authorities draw a step closer as the Arabber comes face to face with his old life as a gangland enforcer. Meanwhile, Method officially severs her ties to Rybinski Crisis Solutions, prompting a violent confrontation and forcing Rybinski to bring in a unique heavy-hitter from the Afghan poppy fields.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

NANCY IN HELL #2 (of 4)

story EL TORRES

art & cover JUAN JOSE RYP & FRAN GAMBOA

SEPTEMBER 1

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

As Nancy searches for a way out of Hell, she gains an unexpected ally: Lucifer himself! But he's not the Lucifer we're used to, and Hell is not willing to let them go... Deep in the pits, the demon called Mr. Macabre sharpens his claws as he prepares to hunt Nancy. Plus a tale of the Creation, the War in Heaven and the Fall of Lucifer, all in one issue!

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ORC STAIN #7

story JAMES STOKOE

art & cover JAMES STOKOE

SEPTEMBER 29

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“THE ROAD TO REKANDA TOR,” Part One

Hoping to evade the bulk of the Orc Tzar's invading mob, One-Eye and his companions decide to make a break for the ancient mountainside stronghold of Rekanda Tor. Only, a vicious army of the enigmatic Beard's poison-throwing Shakatuu stand in their way.

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SAVAGE DRAGON #164

story ERIK LARSEN

art & cover ERIK LARSEN

SEPTEMBER 8†

32 PAGES / FC†

$3.50

“EMPEROR DRAGON,” Part Two

Savage Dragon has†plans to take over the world—and it's up to a strange visitor from another planet to try and stop his evil scheme! Enter: Vanguard! Meanwhile, Malcolm and Angel are trying to cope with living in the shadow of a father who's become public enemy number one! Death and destruction are the order of the day, and nothing can stop the inevitable from taking place. The countdown begins to the end of the world!

SHADOWHAWK #5

story JIM VALENTINO & DAN WICKLINE

art TONE RODRIGUEZ

cover A JIM VALENTINO & CHANCE WOLF

cover B TONE RODRIGUEZ

SEPTEMBER 1

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

“RESURRECTION,” CONCLUSION

What happened to Eddie Collins? Where is his father, James? How did Paul Johnstone come back from the dead? And what does any of this have to do with the events in Image United? At long last, the answers are revealed!

TAG: The conclusion to the Resurrection story arc!

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SPAWN #207

story WILL CARLTON

art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE

cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI

SEPTEMBER 29

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

The continuation of Jim’s view of heaven! The education Jim attains while visiting such a place is immense, but is there a traitor amongst the great angels? Will Jim’s reputation as a God on earth be put in jeopardy?

SWEETS #3 (of 5)

story KODY CHAMBERLAIN

art & cover KODY CHAMBERLAIN

SEPTEMBER 15

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

After several big breaks in the case, the spree killer's name is revealed and he's finally within Detective Curt Delatte's grasp. With the massive storm inching closer every hour, Delatte may already be too late.

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WALKING DEAD Digital
WALKING DEAD Digital
THE WALKING DEAD #77

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

SEPTEMBER 15

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

No one can be trusted.

THE WEIRD WORLD OF JACK STAFF # 7

story PAUL GRIST

art & cover PAUL GRIST

SEPTEMBER 29

32 PAGES/FC

$3.50

In the '60s and '70s he was the king of the criminal elite—the one villain who Jack Staff could never catch. Now he's retired. Sort of. His name is Alfred Chinard, and this one's all about him.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK? #5

story ROB ZOMBIE

art & cover DONNY HADIWIDJAJA & VAL STAPLES

SEPTEMBER 29

32 PAGES / FC

$3.99

Leon hatches his plan to get another 15 minutes of fame, but will he have the guts to go through with it?

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TOP COW

PILOT SEASON: FOREVER #1

story BRAD INGELSBY

art THOMAS NACHLIK

cover BAGUS HUTOMO

SEPTEMBER 22

32 PAGES / FC / PILOT ISSUE

$3.99

Pilot Season Begins Anew as a 6-Week Event in 2010!

In the not-so-distant future, a pharmaceutical company called Longevity™ has developed a drug which extends human life and counters the debilitating effects of aging almost indefinitely. When a young doctor, who owes his very life to Longevity™, gets his dream job at the company; he soon learns that immortality comes at an unthinkable price.

Created by Top Cow President Matt Hawkins (Lady Pendragon, Pilot Season: Alibi) and written by screenwriter Brad Ingelsby (The Honeyfields) with art by Thomas Nachlik (The Flying Friar),†Forever follows in the footsteps of science fiction like the stories of William Gibson and Philip K. Dick.†

PILOT SEASON: 39 MINUTES #1

story WILLIAM HARMS

art JERRY LANDO

cover RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

SEPTEMBER 29

32 PAGES / FC / PILOT ISSUE

$3.99

Pilot Season Begins Anew as a 6-Week Event in 2010!

Robbing a bank is easy — it’s the getaway that’s hard. The bank’s surrounded by police officers, alarms are blaring, customers and employees are screaming, and the streets are blocked off. So what’s the solution?

Kill everyone in town.

Created and written by William Harms (Impaler) and debuting up-and-coming artist Jerry Lando along with a cover by Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire), 39 Minutes turns the heist story on its head.

ARTIFACTS #3

story RON MARZ

art MICHAEL BROUSSARD

cover KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY, JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

SEPTEMBER 15

32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES

$3.99

Top Cow’s biggest event gets even bigger!

While Witchblade bearer Sara Pezzini and Darkness host Jackie Estacado form an uneasy alliance to search for their missing daughter, more of the all-powerful Artifacts are brought into play as Magdalena, Tom Judge and the Angelus join forces. But unbeknownst to any of them, the unseen villain is manipulating people and events to bring about the end of the world.

From Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz (Witchblade,†Angelus) and Top Cow superstar artist†Michael†Broussard (The Darkness) comes an event series, which will literally shake the Top Cow Universe to its foundation. Featuring a gorgeous cover by superstar artist Kalman Andrasofszky (Dazzler, R.E.B.E.L.S.) as well as a variant cover series featuring Tom Judge by John Tyler Christopher (Witchblade).

Each issue will also feature a Top Cow Origin backup written by Marz and drawn by a superstar artist.

VELOCITY #1 BALTIMORE COMICON BROUSSARD VARIANT COVER

story RON MARZ

art KENNETH ROCAFORT

cover MICHAEL BROUSSARD

32 PAGES / FC / CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE

$10.00

Get this beautiful convention variant cover by Artifacts artist Michael Broussard, previously available exclusively at Baltimore Comic-Con. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

THE DARKNESS: FOUR HORSEMEN #2

story DAVID HINE

art & cover JEFF WAMESTER

SEPTEMBER 1

32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES

$3.99

The Darkest Tale of The Darkness Yet!

Jackie Estacado has arrived in the California desert town of Ginsberg, where Hell has come to Earth. The Demon Riders have brought out the worst in the townspeople and Ginsberg burns. Jackie believes he has faced monsters before, but nothing like this.

From David Hine (Batman: Arkham Asylum) and up-and-coming artist Jeff Wamester (RAZE).

THE DARKNESS #88

story PHIL HESTER

art SHELDON MITCHELL

cover MATT TIMSON

SEPTEMBER 22

32 PAGES / FC / ONGOING SERIES

$2.99

”Regicide”

Enraged by the betrayal in the last issue from within his inner circle, Jackie Estacado moves to end his conflict with The Sovereign once and for all, and close the book on this chapter of his cursed life. Meanwhile, the Judas in Jackie’s crew learns just how much Estacado despises snakes in his midst.

WITCHBLADE #141

story RON MARZ

art & cover STJEPAN SEJIC

SEPTEMBER 8

32 PAGES / FC / ONGOING SERIES

$2.99

Tiamat, Part 2 of 4!

As the events of Artifacts push the world toward Armageddon, another threat appears in the form of Babylonian goddess Tiamat, who seeks vengeance upon current Witchblade bearer, Sara Pezzini, to settle an ancient score. Can Sara possibly stave off two world-threatening events at once?

WITCHBLADE #136 WASHINGTON DC COMICON JG JONES SKETCH VARIANT COVER

story RON MARZ

art STJEPAN SEJIC

cover JG JONES

32 PAGES / FC / CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE

$20.00

Get this extremely limited edition sketch variant cover by master artist JG Jones (Wanted, Final Crisis), previously available exclusively at the Washington DC Comicon. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

PILOT SEASON 2009 TRADE PAPERBACK

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art NELSON BLAKE II, JOE BENITEZ, SHELDON MITCHELL, BERNARD CHANG & BRIAN STELFREEZE

cover MARC SILVESTRI

SEPTEMBER 22

144 PAGES / FC / TRADE PAPERBACK

$14.99

Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri Unleash 5 New Concepts!

Image Partners and superstar creators Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and Marc Silvestri (The Darkness) collaborate for the first time by creating five new properties for 2009’s Pilot Season event! The powerhouse team paired with a who’s who list of interior artists, including Nelson Blake II, Joe Benitez, Sheldon Mitchell, Bernard Chang, and Brian Stelfreeze.

This volume collects all five concepts including Murderer, Demonic, Stealth, Stellar and Hardcore along with a cover gallery, behind the scenes sketches, designs, and more!

FIRST BORN VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK (NEW PRINTING)

story RON MARZ

art & cover STJEPAN SEJIC

SEPTEMBER 8

176 PAGES / FC / TRADE PAPERBACK

$14.99

Now with First Born: Aftermath!

Reprinted to coincide with Artifacts; Top Cow’s 2007 event series - First Born. When Sara Pezzini discovered she was with child, she did not know who the father was, or even how she became pregnant. It soon became clear that her unborn child would be pivotal to the Top Cow Universe when the forces of The Darkness and the Angelus moved to take possession of the baby.

This new printing collects First Born #1-3 along with Witchblade #110-112 and for the first time, the collection also includes First Born: Aftermath. Written by Top Cow architect Ron Marz (Artifacts) and Stjepan Sejic (Witchblade) and featuring art by the industry’s finest artistic talent. Also included in the volume is a cover gallery, behind the scenes sketches, designs, and an introduction by Christos Gage!

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