IMAGE / TOP COW APRIL & MAY 2011 Solicitations

IMAGE / TOP COW APRIL & MAY 2011 Solicit

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we never ran the April 2011 Image and Top Cow Solicitations. So this time we’re presenting two months at once! You’ll find May 2011, the newest stuff, first, and April down below.

    IMAGE/TOP COW SOLICITATIONS FOR MAY 2011

 

ARTIFACTS #9 (of 13)

story RON MARZ

art JEREMY HAUN

cover A ERIC CANETE

cover B DALE KEOWN

cover C JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

May 25

40 PAGES / FC

$3.99

APOCALYPSE APPROACHES!

As the final act of Artifacts begins the lines have been drawn and the ultimate battle for the fate of the Top Cow Universe begins. The alliance formed by Sara Pezzini, bearer of the Witchblade and Jackie Estacado, host of The Darkness, has been battered to the edge of defeat. Meanwhile, the antagonist’s machinations have gone exactly as planned and his bearers move to bring about Armaggedon to remake the world. One question remains… what role will Sara and Jackie’s daughter Hope play in the end of the Universe?

PLUS: Each issue will also feature a Top Cow Origin backup written by RON MARZ and drawn by a superstar artist.

 

 

’BREED III #1

story JIM STARLIN

art & cover JIM STARLIN

May 11

32 PAGES/FC

$2.99

“BOOK OF REVELATIONS,” Part One of Seven

After being attacked by some of his fellow ‘Breed, Ray Stoner realizes

he can no longer hide from what he is: a monster. He returns to the

mystical city Elsewhere and discovers much has changed.  The struggle he is unwillingly part of has become extremely more dangerous and the stakes astronomically higher.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

 

DRUMS #1 (of 4)

story EL TORRES

art  ABE HERNANDO & KWAICHANG KRANEO

cover RAUL ALLEN

May 18

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

"LET THE BATÁA SPEAK"

In our world there exists an ancient religion with many names and   many disguises: Candomble, Palo Mayombe, Santeria... Voodoo. FBI   agent Martin Irons is sent to investigate the sudden deaths of an   entire gathering of followers at a ceremony, an assignment horrible enough before one of the mangled corpses rises and leads him on a sinister path. A new horror story with possesions, santeros, zombies... all set to the thunderous boom of drums!

 

GLADSTONE’S SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS #1

story MARK ANDREW SMITH

art & cover ARMAND VILLAVERT

May 25

40 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Welcome to Gladstone's School for World Conquerors, a top-secret academy for the children of the world's greatest super villains to learn the trade. Join us as Kid Nefarious, Mummy Girl, Martian Jones, Ghost Girl, and the infamous Skull brothers unearth the School's and their parents' hidden past.

 

 

LAST MORTAL #1 (of 4)

story JOHN MAHONEY & FILIP SABLIK

art & cover THOMAS NACHLIK

May 25

32 PAGES / BW

$3.99

Alec King is a born loser.  A small time criminal who has never succeeded at anything in life and whose fear of failure has crippled him. When his only friend, Brian, the brains and charm of their two-man operation, convinces Alec to help him with a hit contract on a mayoral candidate his life unravels to rock bottom. But sometimes we need to hit rock bottom to begin the climb towards a better day…

 

MORIARTY #1

story DANIEL COREY

art & cover ANTHONY DIECIDUE

May 11

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“THE DARK CHAMBER,” Part One

It is the dawn of World War I, and Sherlock Holmes has been dead for 20 years. Holmes’ enemy — Professor James Moriarty — is a lost man. MI5 blackmails Moriarty into finding Holmes' long-lost brother, Mycroft, but what at first appears to be a routine case leads to a web of intrigue that involves a psychic box and its creator, a woman from Moriarty’s past, and a new villain that threatens to be greater than Moriarty ever was!

MORIARTY is a new science fiction-noir starring the nefarious Professor Moriarty, arch nemesis of Sherlock Holmes, written by DANIEL COREY, with art by ANTHONY DIECIDUE and letters by DAVE LANPHEAR.

 

RED SPIKE #1 (of 5)

story JEFF KAHN

art SALVADOR NAVARRO & IFANSYAH NOOR

cover MARK TEXIERA

May 4

32 PAGES / FC

$1.00

“ADRENALINE”

It’s been over 70 years since the world first began its research into creating a Super Soldier. In 2011, the United States successfully created not one, but two. The latest in US Black Ops, Project Red Spike discovered that through the manipulation and regulation of the adrenal glands the super soldier was one step closer. The first (surviving) successes of the program, two close friends Matt Cutler and Greg Dane, have been proven on the field to be everything that was wanting in the program. But what happens when an adrenaline regulator malfunctions? What happens should one man refuse to follow orders if he finds out the true price they had to pay for these abilities and goes AWOL? How do we stop him? What price becomes too high?

27 TP

story CHARLES SOULE

art RENZO PODESTA

cover W. SCOTT FORBES

May 11

128 PAGES / FC

$14.99

Hendrix, Cobain, Joplin, Morrison.  All belong to the “27 Club,” which admits only the most brilliant musicians and artists…and kills them dead in their 27th year.  Will Garland is a famous rock guitarist, secretly unable to play for months due to a neurological disorder afflicting his left hand.  He’s also 27! With mad scientists, long dead rock legends and cosmic entities in his way, can he make it to 28?

A rock opera in Graphic Novel format at slightly larger than normal size!

 

BOMB QUEEN, VOL. 6: TIME BOMB TP

story JIMMIE ROBINSON

art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

May 18

128 PAGES / FC

$16.99

Continuing the popular and bawdy BOMB QUEEN series, this volume features President Obama's efforts to shut down Bomb Queen's city of crime.  However, President Obama learns it's not easy to beat the evil Bomb Queen, especially when she creates a smear campaign on par with the Monica Lewinsky scandal.  

Collects Bomb Queen VI #1-4, a gallery of production art and new content not seen in the single issue series.

THE ’BREED COLLECTION, VOL. 1: THE BOOK OF GENESIS TP

story JIM STARLIN

art & cover JIM STARLIN

May 11

176 PAGES / TP

$17.99

$49.99 S&N LTD ED HC

JIM STARLIN 's groundbreaking series, ’BREED, is collected into this must-read volume, 167 pages of blood-drenched action.  Ray

Stoner discovers that he's not exactly who he thinks he is.  He's not human; he's 'Breed: half human/half demon and in trouble with just about everyone.

 

CHOKER, VOL. 1 TP

story BEN McCOOL

Art & Cover BEN TEMPLESMITH

May 18

160 PAGES / FC

$16.99

LTD ED S&N HC $39.99

Johnny Jackson is a bitter ex-cop working at a deadbeat detective agency, but an escaped fugitive soon thrusts Johnny right back into the thick of the police force… and Shotgun City’s despicable underworld.

Collects CHOKER #1-6

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

 

GUARDING THE GLOBE, VOL. 1 TP

story ROBERT KIRKMAN & BENITO CERENO

art & cover RANSOM GETTY

May 25

144 PAGES / FC

$16.99

Just in time for the second volume of the hit series, this volume reprints the first six-issue miniseries, following Brit as he recruits a new, international Guardians of the Globe roster.

Collects GUARDING THE GLOBE #1-6

 

PILOT SEASON, VOL. 4: 2010 TP

story WILLIAMS HARMS, BRAD INGELSBY, JEFF KATZ, BRYAN EDWARD HILL, ROB LEVIN & FILIP SABLIK

art &

cover TOP COW’S FINEST

May 18

160 PAGES / FC

$19.99

OVER ONE MILLION VOTES CAST!

Top Cow’s annual Pilot Season competition draws unprecedented fan and media attention and 2010’s crop of competitors was no different. Featuring a variety of creators, genres, and unique ideas, Pilot Season showcases five original series each presented in a “pilot issue”, which fans then voted on to determine which series would continue. This year’s crop included reinventions of the bank heist, sci-fi conspiracy, supernatural revenge, action-thriller espionage, and deadly femme fatale. In the end, only one series emerged victorious! 

Collects the pilot issues of 39 MINUTES, ASSET, CROSSHAIR, FOREVER, and 7 DAYS FROM HELL, along with a cover gallery, behind-the-scenes extras, and commentary from the creators.

 

’68 #2 (of 4)

story MARK KIDWELL

art NAT JONES, TIM VIGIL & JAY FOTOS

COVER A: NAT JONES

COVER B: NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

1/10 INCENTIVE COVER C: NAT JONES

May 18

32 PAGES / FC

$3.99

An anti-war activist actress on a propaganda tour, a deep cover CIA agent with a secret agenda and a young, Chinese-American grunt facing a screeching, drooling undead thing made up of dozens of Viet-Cong dead…these stories and more intertwine as the Vietnam-Zombie epic continues.

 

BLUE ESTATE #2

story VIKTOR KALVACHEV & ANDREW OSBORNE

art VIKTOR KALVACHEV, NATHAN FOX, TOBY CYPRESS & ROBERT VALLEY

cover VIKTOR KALVACHEV

May 6

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

In part two of this fast, funny 100% cool new series for readers of all stripes, Hollywood starlet Rachel Maddox plots with her A.A. sponsor “Johnny” to steal a big pile of dirty money from her shady action star husband, Bruce.  What she doesn’t know is that “Johnny’s” a hit man, Bruce wants her dead and her brother Billy just made a deadly deal with a psycho mobster called Tony Luciano!  Featuring art by VIKTOR KALVACHEV (PHERONE, DMZ, The Incredibles), NATHAN FOX (Invincible Iron Man, Pigeons From Hell), TOBY CYPRESS (Batman/Nightwing), ROBERT VALLEY (Gorillaz, Tron), written by Emmy Award winning screenwriter ANDREW OSBORNE.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

 

BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER #3

story JOE CASEY

art & cover MIKE HUDDLESTON

May 25

32 PAGES / FC   

$2.99

Car chases and comicbooks are like oil and water -- until now!  You’ll feel the motion of the ocean when you open this issue!  You’ll feel the wind in your hair as Butcher Baker races for his life!  Plus, as more enemies conspire, Arnie B. Willard has a cosmic epiphany!  Don’t miss it!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

CARBON GREY #3

story HOANG NGUYEN, KHARI EVANS, PAUL GARDNER & MIKE KENNEDY

art & cover HOANG NGUYEN, KHARI EVANS & KINSUN LOH

May 11

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Giselle heads west, as Howard answers a higher calling. The Greys close in on their wayward sister and the General suspects he has been deceived. Mathilde learns that Gottfaust’s rock is more than a metaphor. As Arc One draws to a close the truth surrounding the Kaiser’s death is revealed…

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

 

CHEW #20

story JOHN LAYMAN

art & cover ROB GUILLORY

May 25

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“FLAMBÉ,” Conclusion

Mike Applebee has been itching to get Tony Chu booted from the FDA, and today might be his lucky day. Tony and Colby infiltrate The Church of the Immaculate Ova, a cult of egg worshippers, and things, of course, go terribly wrong. The climax of “FLAMBÉ,” CHEW’s fourth story arc, and the end of an era for Tony Chu!

 

DAOMU #4

story KENNEDY XU

art & cover KEN CHOU

May 25

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

A CORAL installation is under attack by an unrelenting force, as Sean stumbles around the ancient tomb.  Can his friends rescue him before the tomb's guardians hunt him down?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

 

THE DARKNESS #93

story PHIL HESTER

art SHELDON MITCHELL

cover BANE

May 18

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

”OUTER DARKNESS,” Part Four

Even as The Darkness itself moves against its rebellious host, Jackie Estacado, he realizes that there is another entity marshaling forces against him. Who is the skeleton in Jackie’s closet that has come back seeking revenge and possibly control of The Darkness? Find out in this issue!

 

 

ELEPHANTMEN #32

story RICHARD STARKINGS

art AXEL MEDELLIN

cover BOO COOK

40 PAGES / FC

$3.99

“THE DRAGON KING'S DAUGHTER”

Ebony's cravings lead him into a world undreamed of, where he journeys dark-eyed, axe in hand, and becomes a prince among thieves, a ruthless mercenary and a slaughterer of demons, and yet also a prisoner of his own melancholy and a love that can never be returned!

 

GREEN WAKE #2 (of 5)

story KURTIS J. WIEBE

art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

May 4

24 PAGES / FC

$ 3.50

Green Wake claims another mutilated victim and the disfigured body leaves little evidence behind. The secrets of this sleepy town begin to creep through the blood filled cracks when Morley Mack confronts one of its oldest residents. Is the key to stopping another macabre murder in the hands of an insane recluse?

ALL-NEW MINI SERIES! From the creators of THE INTREPIDS, COWBOY NINJA VIKING and PROOF!!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

 

 

HACK/SLASH #4

story TIM SEELEY

art by DANIEL LEISTER

cover A TIM SEELEY & CARLOS BADILLA

cover B ERIK JONES

May 11

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

The first story arc comes to brutal, bloody end! Some will live, some will die, and some will be short a few pieces! Two slashers! A whole bunch of victims! And a new status quo for HACK/SLASH!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

 

HAUNT #17

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art GREG CAPULLO, TODD MCFARLANE, JONATHAN GLAPION

cover GREG CAPULLO

May 25

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

In a moment of desperation, Haunt turns to the one who told him what he was. Andressa knows much about the supernatural, she knows about the existence of Haunt and about The Apparition, but more importantly... she's knows how to kill it.

 

THE INFINITE VACATION #5 (of 5)

story NICK SPENCER

art & cover CHRISTIAN WARD

May 18

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

This is it: the mind-blowing conclusion to the biggest sci-fi epic of 2011! As Mark comes face to face with the makers of The Infinite Vacation and discovers the startling truth behind the multiverse, he'll be forced to make a decision that will change the very nature of life itself forever!

 

THE INTREPIDS #3

story KURTIS J. WIEBE

art & cover SCOTT KOWALCHUK

May 4

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“A MANBOT NAMED JONAH.”

An adrenaline infused look at the early action days of the Intrepids, learning the realities of a world teetering on the brink of mad scientist hell. With the capture of Dr. Koi’s associate, Jonah, the team discover an important clue to the location of their nefarious nemesis.

 

INVINCIBLE #83

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

May 11

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Tether Tyrant and Magmaniac have long stood on the sidelines of the villain community – until now!  Invincible has more than enough to deal with now that his life is in ruins dealing with the aftermath of... oh, that would be telling.

 

THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY #4

story S. STEVEN STRUBLE

art & cover SINA GRACE

May 11

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

"THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT"

After birthdays, concerts, bowling and house parties, The Li'l Depressed Boy feels closer to his dream girl more than ever before. In this issue: A new friend, some fried rice, and a kiss.

 

MARINEMAN # 6

story IAN CHURCHILL

art & cover IAN CHURCHILL

May 4

40 PAGES / FC

$3.99

"CHAPTER SIX: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEPTH"

Still reeling from the startling truth, an angry Steve 'Marineman' Ocean heads back to Marine Base Alpha to confront his father and Admiral Brookes before returning to the 'Leviathan' for the final showdown! Don't miss it!

 

MEMOIR #5

story BEN McCOOL

art & Cover NIKKI COOK

May

32 PAGES / BW

$3.50

ISSUE FIVE: BIRTH

With the strange goings-on coming to a head in Lowesville, Trent makes a shocking discovery in the secret room below the town’s library. And with the truth being slowly revealed, the journalist’s personal objective changes in a big way… And a visit to the “haunted” forest shakes things up ever further!

 

MICE TEMPLAR, VOL. 3 #6

story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING

art VICTOR SANTOS

cover A MICHAEL AVON OEMING

cover B VICTOR SANTOS & VERONICA GANDINI

May

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“SOLITAIRE”

Cassius stands alone! As sole protector of the comatose Karic, Cassius must rely on every aspect of his Templar skills to defend them both amidst the frost and fury of a raging blizzard...against a rat horde bent on vengeance! As the snow runs red with the blood of enemies, Cassius wrestles over  the stunning truth of Karic's prophecy, destiny and his growing legend.

The two-time Harvey Award-winning series continues, from the acclaimed writer of Thor: First Thunder and the co-creator of Powers and Takio!

 

THE MISSION #4

story JON & ERICH HOEBER

art & cover WERTHER DELL'EDERA & ARIANNA FLOREAN

May 25

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Paul's seemingly simple mission spins horribly out of control as he discovers he's not the only pawn in play on Gabriel's chessboard.

 

MORNING GLORIES #10

story NICK SPENCER

art JOE EISMA

cover RODIN ESQUEJO

May 18

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Since enrolling at Morning Glory Academy, perhaps no new student has been through more than Jade. But it turns out, sadly, this is one girl who is no stranger to pain and suffering – learn more about who she is, what she's been through, and what the Academy wants with her right here!

 

NETHERWORLD #2 (of 5)

story BRYANN EDWARD HILL & ROB LEVIN

art & cover TONY SHASTEEN & JD METTLER

May 11

32 PAGES / FC

$3.99

Motivated by curiosity, Ray has rescued Madeline, an ordinary girl prized by both the criminal underworld of the City and an alluring woman in white. Now as the truth of the City is revealed to Ray, he will be faced with the decision to continue to look out for himself or save everyone. When everything you know is a lie, how do you find the truth?

 

SAVAGE DRAGON #172

story ERIK LARSEN

art & cover ERIK LARSEN

May 1

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

ENTER: WARREN TERROR!

Malcolm Dragon's life has been turned upside down, Becoming an instant celebrity isn't all it's cracked up to be and he finds himself the target of mooches, freeloaders and unwanted attention, including that of a brand new villain! Enter: Warren Terror.

 

SKULLKICKERS #7

story JIM ZUB

art EDWIN HUANG and MISTY COATS

cover CHRIS STEVENS

1:10 variant cover STEVEN CUMMINGS & ESPEN GRUNDETJERN

May 25

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“FIVE FUNERALS AND A BUCKET OF BLOOD,” Part One

After the events collected in Image’s hit trade paperback SKULLKICKERS, VOL. 1, the second SK adventure begins here! In this issue: a den of thieves, a city of danger, nobility, stupidity, dinner parties and bloodthirsty faerie folk. Jump onboard and see why Ain’t It Cool News says: “Everyone who loves comics should buy Skullkickers.”

 

SPAWN #207

story WILL CARLTON

art SZYMON KUDRANSKI  & TODD MCFARLANE

cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI

May 4

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“Q&A” Part One

Spawn vs. Twitch! Twitch confronts Jim for the first time! But can he survive Jim’s growing wrath? Meanwhile, Detective Rowand is introduced to the dark forces at work on Earth, as Sam’s life hangs in the balance.  A new story arc begins here! Old questions answered! New questions asked! And the return of a villain first brought to life in the pages of the critically-acclaimed HELLSPAWN!

 

SUPER DINOSAUR #2

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover JASON HOWARD

May 18

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

ALL-NEW FROM ROBERT KIRKMAN & JASON HOWARD!

At long last, Max Maximus makes his move!  Super Dinosaur and Derek Dynamo find themselves face to face with the most fearsome foe they’ve ever faced... and that’s only if they don’t freeze to death first!  This issue can’t be missed, just like every issue of SUPER DINOSAUR!

 

UNDYING LOVE #2

story TOMM COKER & DANIEL FREEDMAN

art TOMM COKER

color DANIEL FREEDMAN

May 11

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“UNDYING LOVE” Part Two

To save Mei from her vampire curse, John Sargent sets out to destroy the infamous Shang-Ji. His first stop: Club G-Boss, nightclub, casino and notorious vampire hangout.

But after being bitten himself, Sargent is forced to contend with a curse of his own.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

 

THE WALKING DEAD #85

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

May 4

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

Where do we go from here?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVOR’S GUIDE #2 (of 4)

story TIM DANIEL & ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

May 4

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the cast of The Walking Dead.  The Survivor’s Guide is a handy checklist of all the characters who have appeared in the series thus far, alive or dead.  This series is a can’t-miss supplement to the hit comic book series that is now a hit TV series on AMC!

 

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #18

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CHARLIE ADLARD

cover TONY MOORE

May 4

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

Rick has gone over the edge. He’s alienating everyone around him — people he’s come to know and trust, his family, his friends. Rick is becoming more and more isolated within the group. Where he goes from here will test the limits of his humanity.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

 

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #19

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CHARLIE ADLARD

cover TONY MOORE

May 11

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

The group has a visitor, but is she friend, foe or worse? Where did she come from? How did she survive? Can she be trusted? This is the beginning of a new story arc, an excellent jumping-on point for new readers. The quest to rebuild civilization starts here.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

 

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #20

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CHARLIE ADLARD

cover TONY MOORE

May 18

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

After the earth shattering events of past issues, Lori is left dealing with the choices she’s made and the events that have transpired of no fault of her own.  Meanwhile steps are made to turn the prison into a home.  Things are winding down and life is becoming more bearable.  If only they could forget what they just went through.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

 

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #21

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CHARLIE ADLARD

cover TONY MOORE

May 25

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

The world they knew is becoming a distant memory.  The camp is adjusting to their new life inside the walls of the prison.  Things are really starting to settle down.  Could the dangers of this new world finally be behind them, or is this the calm before the storm?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

 

WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? #5

story NATHAN EDMONDSON

art & cover TONCI ZONJIC

May 25

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

CONCLUSION

The answer to the past lies in the Morocco desert.  Uncovering the truth, however, means placing everything on the line.  If Jon or Jake is to escape, it may only be by the sacrifice of one or the other.

 

WITCHBLADE #147

story RON MARZ

art & cover STJEPAN SEJIC

May 18

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

”TIAMAT,” Part Two

In modern day New York, the ancient Babylonian goddess Tiamat seeks vengeance upon current Witchblade bearer, Sara Pezzini, to settle an ancient score. With the weight of recent events bearing down on her, can Sara possibly stave off a power older than civilization itself? Join longtime writer RON MARZ (ARTIFACTS, MAGDALENA) and collaborator STJEPAN SEJIC (BROKEN TRINITY, ANGELUS) as they charge towards the landmark issue #150!

    SOLICITATIONS FOR APRIL 2011

 

SUPER DINOSAUR #1

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover JASON HOWARD

April 20

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

ALL-NEW FROM ROBERT KIRKMAN & JASON HOWARD!

This is where it begins! The Evil Max Maximus wants to get to Inner-Earth! He wants the dinosaurs that live there! He wants the powerful DynOre mineral that originates there! SUPER DINOSAUR and DEREK DYNAMO are the only ones who can stop him! The fate of the world rests on the shoulders of a ten year-old kid and his best friend, a nine-foot tall Tyrannosaurus Rex who loves to play video games.

 

UNDYING LOVE #1

story TOMM COKER & DANIEL FREEDMAN

art & cover TOMM COKER

April 13

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“UNDYING LOVE” Part One

A horror-action tale, equal parts vampire mythology and Chinese folklore, set in modern day Hong Kong. Ex-soldier John Sargent has fallen for a beautiful Chinese woman named Mei. The only thing keeping the star-crossed lovers apart: Mei's a vampire. To free Mei from the curse, Sargent sets out to destroy the vampire that made her. The only problem: Mei was turned by one of the most powerful vampires in history...

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

 

’68 #1 (of 4)

story MARK KIDWELL

art NAT JONES, TIM VIGIL & JAY FOTOS

cover A: NAT JONES

cover B: NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

1/10 incentive cover C: NAT JONES

April 20

32 PAGES / FC

$3.99

On February 13, 1968, during the darkest days of the Vietnam conflict, the gates of hell opened wide, unleashing new and hungry life into the countless war-torn dead. The horrors of war take a back seat as an American tunnel rat crawls into a Viet Cong warren turned undead slaughterhouse, rotting snipers fire their final bullets from treetop perches, and freshly filled body bags twitch and rise from the slab. There are zombies in the razor wire…

Horror comics creators Nat Jones, Mark Kidwell and Jay Fotos return to the jungles of Vietnam, expanding the zombie epic started in the original one-shot ’68 with this four-issue mini-series of undead military horror. Each issue features multiple covers by Jones and Fotos, full 22-page stories in series continuity and a bonus 4-page short that expands on the zombie-infected world of 1968 by horror titan Tim Vigil.

Welcome to 1968… and the end of the world.

THE ALL-NIGHTER #1 (of 5)

story DAVID HAHN

art & cover DAVID HAHN

April 27

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

"STEALING COINS," Part One

Kit Bradley is a 20-year-old art student and petty criminal who knows it's time to leave her delinquent past behind, but she isn't ready for the responsibilities of adulthood. Her social headquarters is an all-night diner, and while trying to put the “off” on an on-again-off-again boyfriend, she runs into an old flame and an enigmatic loner named Martha, who alters Kit's life forever.

Created by Eisner and Ignatz Award nominee DAVID HAHN.

 

BLUE ESTATE #1

story VIKTOR KALVACHEV & ANDREW OSBORNE

art VIKTOR KALVACHEV, NATHAN FOX, TOBY CYPRESS & ROBERT VALLEY

cover VIKTOR KALVACHEV

April 6

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

A powerhouse team of Hollywood and comic book veterans (along with special guest artists) presents a fast, funny, 100% cool new series for readers of all stripes. On the mean streets of Los Angeles, an alcoholic hit man and a desperate starlet dodge Russian mobsters, Italian gangsters, ninjas, hippies and the L.A.P.D. in a scheme to steal millions from a psychotic action movie hero. Featuring art by VIKTOR KALVACHEV (PHERONE, DMZ, The Incredibles), NATHAN FOX (Invincible Iron Man, Pigeons From Hell), TOBY CYPRESS (Batman/Nightwing), ROBERT VALLEY (Gorillaz, Tron), and written by Emmy Award winning screenwriter ANDREW OSBORNE.

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GREEN WAKE #1 (of 5)

story KURTIS J. WIEBE

art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

April 6

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

A riveting tale of loss and horror. In the forgotten town of Green Wake, a string of grisly mutilations leads Morley Mack on the trail of a young woman named Ariel, who is the prime suspect. But when a stranger with startling connections to Ariel arrives under mysterious circumstances, Morley unravels a dark plot with a shocking link to his past.

 

MADMAN ALL-NEW GIANT-SIZE SUPER-GINCHY SPECIAL! (one-shot)

story MICHAEL ALLRED

art & cover MICHAEL ALLRED, MATT KINDT, EMI LENNOX & TONCI ZONJIC

April 6

56 PAGES / FC

$5.99

“IF I SHOULD LIVE TO SEE THE DAY THAT I DIE,” an all-new epic written and drawn by MICHAEL ALLRED, leads off this monster special. Frank "Madman" Einstein faces his most challenging test as one of his dearest friends is met with horrific violence. Revenge, anyone? This special also includes amazing back-up stories by up-and-coming superstars MATT KINDT, EMI LENNOX and TONCI ZONJIC! Plus new pin-ups from comicdom's finest!

 

MARIJUANAMAN HC

created by ZIGGY MARLEY

story JOE CASEY

art & cover JIM MAHFOOD

April 20

48 PAGES /FC

$24.99

A new hero for our times — from the fertile imagination of music superstar, ZIGGY MARLEY! A noble champion has arrived on Earth, and he brings an important message even as he struggles to save his own planet. JOE CASEY (GØDLAND, BUTCHER BAKER) and JIM MAHFOOD (KICK DRUM COMIX, MIX TAPE) join forces to bring you this all-new jam, telling a tale of high adventure! We guarantee: This is not the comic you think it is!

 

NONPLAYER #1 (of 4)

story NATE SIMPSON

art & cover NATE SIMPSON

April 6

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

The future kind of sucks, and that goes double for Dana Stevens — she's stuck in a dead-end tamale delivery job, and she's way too old to be living with her mom. But in the online fantasy world of Jarvath, she's an elite warrior. When she slays the wife of celebrity game character King Heremoth, her fame seems all but guaranteed — that is, until the game spins totally out of control.

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THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVOR’S GUIDE #1 (of 4)

story TIM DANIEL & ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

April 13

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the cast of The Walking Dead. The Survivor’s Guide is a handy checklist of all the characters who have appeared in the series thus far, alive or dead. This series is a can’t-miss supplement to the hit comic book series that is now a hit TV series on AMC!

 

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #14

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CHARLIE ADLARD

cover TONY MOORE

April 6

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

With the zombies cleared out, Rick and crew settle into their new home. It's everything they knew it would be: secure, safe and stocked with everything they need. Now, for the first time in a long time, they can finally relax…or can they?

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THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #15

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CHARLIE ADLARD

cover TONY MOORE

April 13

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

Rick Grimes is on a mission. He’s got a long road ahead of him and many obstacles in his way, but he’s determined. There’s a lot resting on his shoulders. He cannot fail. He must not fail. Too much depends on him.

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THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #16

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CHARLIE ADLARD

cover TONY MOORE

April 20

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

Rick returns home to find disaster has struck. He couldn’t have picked a worse time to leave the group behind. Just when he thought it couldn’t get worse...and things were looking up. Now Rick is left wondering: What do I do now?

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THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #17

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CHARLIE ADLARD

cover TONY MOORE

April 27

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

Rick snaps.

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ZERO: JM KEN NIIMURA ILLUSTRATION ‘07–‘09 TP

art & design JM KEN NIIMURA

April 21

96 PAGES / FC

$12.99

ZERO is a selection of gorgeous illustrations by I KILL GIANTS artist JM KEN NIIMURA. This beautiful volume collects several of Niimura’s dynamic and vibrant illustrations, which were published in magazines, books and advertisements during the 2007–2009 period.

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BOMB QUEEN, VOL. 6: TIME BOMB TP

story JIMMIE ROBINSON

art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

April 20

128 PAGES / FC

$16.99

Continuing the popular and bawdy Bomb Queen series. Bomb Queen Volume VI features President Obama's efforts to shut down Bomb Queen's city of crime. However, President Obama learns it's not easy to beat the evil Bomb Queen, especially when she creates a smear campaign on par with the Monica Lewinsky scandal. This volume includes Bomb Queen VI #1-4, a gallery of production art and new content not seen in the single issue series.

Not for the faint of heart, the squeamish or the kiddies, Bomb Queen is a hilarious political, social and sexual satire that takes no prisoners and offers no apologies.

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DYNAMO 5, VOL. 5: SINS OF THE FATHER TP

story JAY FAERBER

art JULIO BRILHA & MARCIO TAKARA

cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

April 27

136 pages / FC

$15.99

Dynamo 5 teams up with guest stars from across the Image universe to defend Tower City from the sons of Dominex, three alien warriors whose father was humiliated in combat with Captain Dynamo years ago.

Also included is a holiday-themed story of family obligations, as the Dynamo 5 kids track down a super-villain with a unique motivation for breaking out of prison.

Collects DYNAMO 5: SINS OF THE FATHER #1-5 and DYNAMO 5 HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2010

 

GOLLY, VOL. 1: CATCHING HELL TP

story PHIL HESTER

art BROOK TURNER w/BRUCE MCCORKINDALE, RICK HILTBRUNNER & PETER PALMIOTTI

April 27

144 PAGES / FC

$17.99

The Apocalypse has been cancelled for lack of interest, but a few demonic forces didn't get the memo and are bent on starting something come judgment day. Heaven chooses the dim-witted but well-meaning Golly Munhollen, a semi-employed carnival ride repairman and demolition derby champion, to serve as earth's guardian in the fizzled end times. With the help of his carnival pals — Vaughn, the tattooed man; Pig, the fat lady turned strong woman; Miguel, the dog-faced acrobat boy genius; and Satan, former monarch of Hell working the midway for cigarette money — Golly must face off with were-hogs and trailer park vampires in this blend of lowbrow humor and high octane horror.

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INVINCIBLE, VOL. 14: THE VILTRUMITE WAR TP

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover RYAN OTTLEY

April 27

196 PAGES / FC

$19.99

Collecting issues 71–78, chronicling the Viltrumite War in its entirety, with Invincible and his strongest allies pitted against the entire Viltrumite race. Spanning across the universe, no planet, species, or hero is safe from this epic battle.

Collects INVINCIBLE # 71–78

BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER #2

written JOE CASEY

art & cover MIKE HUDDLESTON

April 13

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Fact: If you’re not reading this comicbook, you’re missing the most twisted American hero epic of the 21st Century! Contained within: Willard’s near miss! The mystery of the Absolutely! White Lightning’s rage! The infamous Choke N’ Puke! Jihad Jones’ sinister ambition! Never has so much been crammed into one comicbook — and it’s only issue #2!!!

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TAG LINE: THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER WILL AROUSE YOUR BRAIN UNTIL YOU COME!

 

CHEW #19

story JOHN LAYMAN

art & cover ROB GUILLORY

April 27

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“FLAMBÉ,” Part Four

Welcome to Area 51, Tony Chu. Would you like some steak sauce with your dead extraterrestrial?

CARBON GREY #2

story HOANG NGUYEN, KHARI EVANS, PAUL GARDNER & MIKE KENNEDY

art & cover HOANG NGUYEN, KHARI EVANS & KINSUN LOH

April 13

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

The General moves to arrest the sisters, as the twins turn to their mentors. The Baron has a hand in Pepper and Dina’s escape, and Howard is convinced he is blessed. As the Greys search for Giselle, Eva becomes concerned about her sister’s allegiances. Who is manipulating the Kaiser’s legacy?

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DAOMU #3

story KENNEDY XU

art & cover KEN CHOU

April 6

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Lost in the bowels of the Living Deep, Sean struggles to evolve into the leader he was born to be. While members of his team scramble to find and protect him, he is left to fend for himself, navigating the mortal threats that lie in wait around every corner.

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HACK/SLASH #3

story TIM SEELEY

art DAN LEISTER

cover A TIM SEELEY & CARLOS BADILLA

cover B VINNIE TARTAMELLA

April 13

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

The members of Hack/Slash, Inc., are left to defend Eminence, Indiana, against an onslaught of animal zombies without Cassie and Vlad! Cat Curio, Samhain, and Pooch will have to team with murderous traitor Sheriff Maggie in a brutal battle guaranteed to send undead fur flying!

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HAUNT #16

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art GREG CAPULLO & TODD McFARLANE

cover GREG CAPULLO

April 20

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

It’s the end for Haunt. The Apparition has won.

 

THE INFINITE VACATION #4 (of 5)

story NICK SPENCER

art & cover CHRISTIAN WARD

April 27

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

A spell-binding experiment in sequential storytelling unlike anything you've ever seen before! As Mark tries to evade capture by the makers of The Infinite Vacation, a high-speed chase through universes ensues. Every panel is a different world, as infinity explodes on the page — trust us, you've never seen one like this. Don't miss the groundbreaking issue everyone will be talking about!

 

INVINCIBLE #82

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

April 13

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Face-to-face with Universa. She came from a distant planet, wielding unimaginable power, seeking to drain our planet dry of all energy. Invincible was able to stop her. But how long can she be contained... and what can be done with her?

 

THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY #3

story S. STEVEN STRUBLE

art & cover SINA GRACE

April 13

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“YOU'RE NO ROCK N' ROLL FUN”

The Li'l Depressed Boy takes a trip with his dream girl to the local thrift store, where he is thrust both into dead people's clothes and a forthcoming birthday party. Can he find the perfect gift in time? Guest-starring Los Angeles indie songstresses The Like!

 

MARINEMAN #5

story IAN CHURCHILL

art & cover IAN CHURCHILL

April 6

32 PAGES / FC

$3.99

"CHAPTER FIVE : FAMILY TIDES"

Aboard the mysterious vessel Leviathan, Steve “Marineman” Ocean and Lieutenant Greene bear witness to some shocking revelations regarding Marineman's unknown past! But is the disclosure true?! If it is, then everything Marineman thought he knew about himself may be a lie!

 

MEMOIR #4

story BEN McCOOL

art NIKKI COOK

cover WILL SLINEY

April 20

32 PAGES / BW

$3.50

ISSUE FOUR: LOCKDOWN

With Lowesville on complete curfew from the outside world, Trent MacGowan finds himself trapped to face the residents’ fury after publishing his outlandish story. Or so he thought: there’s no sign of it anywhere online. Is Lowesville really censored from the outside world? And who are the shadowy strangers following Trent?

 

MICE TEMPLAR, VOL. 3 #5

story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING

art VICTOR SANTOS

cover a MICHAEL AVON OEMING

cover b VICTOR SANTOS & VERONICA GANDINI

April 20

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“A LEGEND BEGINS”

True hope arises for the first time in a generation, as the legend of Karic spreads throughout the Dark Lands, forging unexpected alliances between once-sworn enemies. While the bitter divisions between rat and weasel escalate, the mice citizens of Dealrach Ard-Vale are caught in the middle. Only the iron claw of the fearsome Captain Tosk can restore order before all is lost, but the scheming druids unleash a diabolical plan that may spell doom for all who oppose them!

 

THE MISSION #3

story JON HOEBER & ERICH HOEBER

art & cover WERTHER DELL'EDERA & ARIANNA FLOREAN

April 27

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

The worm turns as Paul begins to investigate his handler Gabriel, the brutal angel who torments him, but his efforts lead to a more horrible discovery than he could have imagined.

 

MORNING GLORIES #9

story NICK SPENCER

Art by JOE EISMA

Cover by RODIN ESQUEJO

April 20

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Since the detention issue, readers have been asking: What happened to Jun that fateful night he sneaked out of the dorms? And who was that he ran into? The answer to these questions and more in this action-packed, reveal-heavy chapter!

 

ORC STAIN #9 (RES)

story JAMES STOKOE

art & cover JAMES STOKOE & MICHAEL DEFORGE

April 27

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

A massive battle looms ahead for One-Eye and company, as the full brunt of the Orc Tzar’s jungle horde bears down on top of them at Rekanda Tor. Special guest cover by Michael DeForge!

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PROOF: ENDANGERED #5

story ALEX GRECIAN

art RILEY ROSSMO & FRANK ZIGARELLI

cover MENTON3

April 20

32 PAGES / FC

$3.99

After burying one of his closest friends, Proof finally confronts his greatest enemy. But will he be able to control his temper? Who will be left standing? It's the end of an era as the critically-acclaimed miniseries comes to an end.

RAT BASTARDS #2

story KURTIS J. WIEBE

art & cover SCOTT KOWALCHUK & JUSTIN SCOTT

April 6

24 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“OH, DARIUS DREAD, YOU KILL ME.”

The Bastards are sent to track down Dante’s nemesis, the nefarious Dr. Koi. A key source of information is Darius Dread, a mercenary once employed by Koi, who is a surprisingly resourceful adversary. His use of battle baboons: unconventional. But Darius Dread isn’t all that he seems.

 

SAVAGE DRAGON #171

story ERIK LARSEN

art & cover ERIK LARSEN

April 6

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

ENTER: WARREN TERROR

Malcolm Dragon's life is in a shambles — things have gone from crazy to insane, and life couldn't look much more bleak. Or so he thought. Enter: Warren Terror.

 

SPAWN #206

story WILL CARLTON

art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE

cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI

April 13

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Jim is paid a visit by the biggest guest star of all: God. Jim’s ambitious attempts to discover his identity literally lead him to the pearly gates.

Meanwhile, his celebrity status begins to take a toll on his relationships with those trying to help him, but he’s one step closer to finding the answers he’s looking for.

 

THE WALKING DEAD #84

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

April 6

32 PAGES/BW

$2.99

NO WAY OUT concludes.

Could this be the end?

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WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? #4

story NATHAN EDMONDSON

art & cover TONCI ZONJIC

April 20

32 Pages/FC

$2.99

CHAPTER FOUR

Does Jon have what it takes to find the truth? Can Jake push him to do the unmentionable? And what lies southward, in the sand and beneath the sun?

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