IMAGE & TOP COW JANUARY 2012 Solicitations

IMAGE & TOP COW JANUARY 2012 Solicits

 

 

FATALE #1

story ED BRUBAKER

art & cover SEAN PHILLIPS

colors DAVE STEWART

JANUARY 4

32 PAGES / FC / M

$3.50

GUNS! SEX! SECRET CULTS! AND MONSTERS!

Nothing the BEST-SELLING and AWARD-WINNING creators of SLEEPER, CRIMINAL and INCOGNITO have done so far will prepare you for the explosive debut of FATALE!     

A reporter in 2012 stumbles on a secret that leads him down the darkest path imaginable… to a seductive woman who’s been on the run since 1935, a mobster who may be an immortal demon monster, and the stories of all the doomed men who’ve been caught in their decades-long struggle.

FATALE blends noir and horror to tell a riveting epic unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Issue #1 ships with “Beauty” and “Beast” variant covers.

 

PROPHET #21

story BRANDON GRAHAM

art SIMON ROY

cover MARIAN CHURCHLAND

variant cover ROB LIEFELD

JANUARY 18

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

The distant future Earth is inhabited by alien settlers that feed off of the ape-men mankind has devolved into. John Prophet awakes from cryosleep on a mission to restart the human empire.

 

WHISPERS #1

story JOSHUA LUNA

art & cover  JOSHUA LUNA

JANUARY 11

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

A mentally troubled man is suddenly empowered with the ability to leave his physical body in “ghost” form and manipulate people in strange and disturbing ways. With this incredible power, will he control his demons...or discover even more?

JOSHUA LUNA of the Luna Brothers (ULTRA, GIRLS, THE SWORD) makes a solo debut with a dark, supernatural thriller that questions free will and explores the obsessions, addictions and urges we all have and may not have control of at all.

 

THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN: DISINTERRED #1 (of 6)

story DAVID HINE

art & cover SHAKY KANE

JANUARY 25

32 PAGES / FC / M

$3.99

“KILLER INSIDE” - THE ORIGIN OF THE SHIELD OF JUSTICE

 Back from the grave! The cult hit of 2011 returns with a tale of treachery, murder and unrequited lust. When headless corpses start to appear on the first night of the full moon, ace detective Johnny P. Sartre smells a rat…

Contains profanity, nudity, violence and the graphic depiction of alcohol abuse.

 

MONDO #1 (of 3)

story, art & cover TED McKEEVER

JANUARY 4

48 PAGES / BW / M

GOLDEN-AGE FORMAT

$4.99

Catfish's daily grind of "enhancing" poultry comes to a halt when he is accidentally tripped up by a loose chicken, causing him to fall victim to his own process. What proportions of his that were once human are now beyond anything normal. Add villainous corporate and military big wigs, a roller-skating weapon-toting chick named Kitten Kaboodle, a gang of tattooed babies, and there's still that enormous beach monster…

And what you have is MONDO, in all its raging glory!

 

NANCY IN HELL (ON EARTH) #1 (of 4)

story EL TORRES

art ENRIQUE LOPEZ LORENZANA

color FRAN GAMBOA

JANUARY 25

32 PAGES / FC / M

$3.99

The unlikely couple of Nancy and Lucifer are back! After escaping from

Hell, the chainsaw-wielding hottie finds that the Gates of Hades

remained open, and all kind of demons are pouring out on Earth. Our

world is the newest infernal region, and nobody will help the

humans... not even the angels from Heaven!

 

COVER GIRLS HC

art & cover  GUILLEM MARCH

JANUARY 4

80 PAGES / FC / M

$16.99

This volume collects some of the best covers and other artwork from rising star GUILLEM MARCH (GOTHAM CITY SIRENS, CATWOMAN). More than one hundred full-color images featuring the sexiest girls from his stunning work for Eros Magazine or Playboy Spain, never seen in U.S., plus much unpublished art.

 

ARTIFACTS DELUXE HC

story RON MARZ

art MICHAEL BROUSSARD, WHILCE PORTACIO, JEREMY HAUN & DALE KEOWN

cover DALE KEOWN

JANUARY 25

448 PAGES / FC / T+

OVERSIZED

$99.99 / S&N LTD ED $109.99

ULTIMATE EVENT, ULTIMATE COLLECTION!

Individually, thirteen ancient and mystical Artifacts have guided mankind since the beginning of time. Now together, thirteen Artifacts will threaten to destroy everything when a mysterious antagonist known only as the Survivor orchestrates a grand symphony to draw the Artifact bearers together. Featuring virtually every character in the Top Cow Universe, including Witchblade, The Darkness, Angelus, Magdalena, Cyberforce, Hunter-Killer, and many more, this over-sized, slip-cased edition collects the entire ARTIFACTS series.

Written by Top Cow Universe architect RON MARZ (WITCHBLADE, MAGDALENA) and featuring art from MICHAEL BROUSSARD (THE DARKNESS), WHILCE PORTACIO (UNCANNY X-MEN), JEREMY HAUN (THE DARKNESS), and DALE KEOWN (THE DARKNESS/PITT), ARTIFACTS is an event done right!

Collects ARTIFACTS #0-#13 and ARTIFACTS: ORIGINS. Includes 24” x 36” poster insert.

 

AVENGELYNE, VOL. 1: DEVIL IN THE FLESH HC

story ROB LIEFELD & MARK POULTON

art OWEN GIENI

cover ROB LIEFELD

JANUARY 25

184 PAGES / FC / T+

STANDARD SIZE

$24.99

A FALLEN ANGEL RETURNS!

Created by Image Comics founder ROB LIEFELD, the fallen angel Avengelyne’s quest for redemption is brought back into the spotlight by writer MARK POULTON and artist OWEN GIENI. Together, this new creative team takes this freshly redesigned supernatural heroine on an epic and tantalizing adventure through the sin-filled streets of New York City where she encounters the Red Dragon, Torment, Devlin, Priest, the Coven, and many more.

Collects AVENGELYNE #1-6

 

BLUE ESTATE, VOL. 2 TP

story VIKTOR KALVACHEV & ANDREW OSBORNE

art VIKTOR KALVACHEV, TOBY CYPRESS, NATHAN FOX, TOM COKER, PAUL MAYBURY, ANDREW ROBINSON, MARLEY ZARCONE.

cover & colors VIKTOR KALVACHEV

JANUARY 11

120 PAGES / FC / M

$12.99

The stakes increase and the body count rises when a pair of underachieving sons on opposite sides of the law betray their powerful fathers, triggering paranoia, chaos, and a deadly case of Dexter obsession in the second volume of the BLUE ESTATE saga.  Killers battle, schemes unravel, assassins get deployed and garden gnomes are destroyed as the supercool Hollywood crime series reloads in this bonus-packed new trade paperback collection! 

Collects BLUE ESTATE #5-8

“BLUE ESTATE takes the best of Guy Ritchie and Quentin Tarantino, but remains unabashedly original.” – USA Today

 

THE DARKNESS ACCURSED, VOL. 6 TP

story PHIL HESTER

art SHELDON MITCHELL

cover MICHAEL BROUSSARD

JANUARY 11

160 PAGES / FC / M

STANDARD SIZE

$19.99

OUTER DARKNESS!

In one of the most explosive THE DARKNESS arcs yet, longtime writer PHIL HESTER (WONDER WOMAN, GODZILLA) and artist SHELDON MITCHELL (PILOT SEASON: STEALTH) push Jackie Estacado, current bearer of the Darkness, to the brink. Having defeated his enemy, The Sovereign, Estacado had hoped to settle into a quiet, peaceful life in Chicago. But a series of attempts on his life, set him on a path that reunites him with old friends, allies and enemies. However, Jackie soon finds that the most dangerous enemies don’t come from outside, but rather, from within…

Collects THE DARKNESS #90-#95

 

ECHOES COMPLETE SIGNED SET

story JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

art & cover RAHSAN EKEDAL

JANUARY 18

SET x5 COMICS (32 PAGES each) / BW / M

$9.99

THE HARVEY NOMINATED SERIES SIGNED!

From acclaimed author JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (TUMOR, PILOT SEASON: ALIBI) and rising artist RAHSAN EKEDAL (SOLOMON KANE, PILOT SEASON: THE TEST) comes a disturbing story of murder and mystery wrapped in questions of sanity. Brian Cohn was learning to deal with the schizophrenia inherited from his father. Supportive wife, new baby on the way, drugs to control the voices. But, when on his father's deathbed he learns that he also inherited the trophies of his father's career as a serial killer, will his madness send him further down into the crawlspace of his father's mind? Get the complete comic set, with a second printing issue #1, and the full set signed by both creators.

 

FRACTURED FABLES TP

story VARIOUS

art VARIOUS

JANUARY 18

160 PAGES / FC / T

OVERSIZED

$19.99

Some of comic’s most celebrated creators (including Mike Allred, Jill Thompson, Terry Moore, Shannon Wheeler, Whilce Portacio, Peter David, Ben Templesmith, Nick Spencer and over 40 more) turn familiar fairy tales on their ear! This critically acclaimed, super-star anthology will thrill old and young alike. Now, for the first time in an oversized trade paperback edition!

 

INTREPIDS, VOL. 1 TP

story KURTIS J. WIEBE

art & cover  SCOTT KOWALCHUK

JANUARY 4

144 PAGES / FC / T

$16.99

The Intrepids are a collection of runaway and homeless teenagers that have been taken in and cared for by an aging inventor, Dante. Applying his brilliance, he crafts marvelous technological contraptions. With his vision and help, the teenagers agree to don his technology for the betterment of mankind. Together, they combat tyranny and stop madmen from bringing harm to the world. Included in the collection are Intrepids Public Service Announcements from your favourite comic artists.

Collects INTREPIDS #1-6

 

INVINCIBLE, VOL. 15: GET SMART TP

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art by RYAN OTTLEY

cover by RYAN OTTLEY & JOHN RAUCH

JANUARY 11

144 PAGES/ FC / T

$16.99

Mark Grayson finds himself at a crossroads: Is fighting battles head-on always the best solution to the world’s greatest threats, or is there a better way?

Collects INVINCIBLE #85-90

 

RED SPIKE, VOL. 1 TP

story JEFF CAHN

artist MARK TEXEIRA & SALVADOR NAVARRO

cover MARK TEXEIRA

JANUARY 11

144 PAGES / FC / T

$12.99

70 years ago, the world began its race to create the first Super Soldier. In 2011, the United States succeeded... twice. Project Red Spike discovered that through the manipulation and regulation of the adrenal glands the super soldier was no longer just a dream. Matt Cutler and Greg Dane, the first to survive the process, have been proven on the field to be everything that was wanting in the program. Unfortunately, an upgrade to Greg’s implant goes array and now it’s up to Matt to chase down his friend before he hurts himself, the city and the tax payers who funded their creation. But as the friends begin their very public battle in heart of Washington D.C., twisted and sinister secrets begin to emerge from within the Red Spike program. Can both soldiers survive or are their deaths a necessary measure to secure the program's secrecy?

Collects RED SPIKE #1-5

 

SPAWN COMPENDIUM, VOL. 1 TP

story TODD McFARLANE       

art TODD McFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO & TONY DANIEL

JANUARY 11

984 PAGES / BW / T+ TEEN PLUS

$59.99

TODD McFARLANE unleashed his signature creation, Spawn, in 1992. In doing so, he created the most successful independent comic book in history. Add in collaborations with industry giants ALAN MOORE, FRANK MILLER, TONY DANIEL and GRANT MORRISON and Spawn’s future as a legend was sealed.

Collected for the first time in black and white format, McFARLANE’s

hyper-detailed artwork comes to life like never before. Relive all the

excitement of everyone’s favorite anti-hero with this new collection.

Collects SPAWN #1-49

 

SPAWN: NEW BEGINNINGS, VOL. 2 TP

story WILL CARLTON & JON GOFF

art & cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI

JANUARY 25

152 PAGES / FC / T+

$14.99

Jim Downing's re-birth as the newest Hellspawn continues! No one is safe from the 'Curse of the Spawn,' as the darkness surrounding Jim's life beings to spread, pulling Twitch and Detective Rowand deeper into a shadowy world of intrigue and horror. A crash course on the origins of Jim's new powers and the man known as Al Simmons leads to a violent confrontation with the one person Jim thought he could trust... Clown.

Collects SPAWN #207-212

 

THE VAULT, VOL. 1 TP

story  SAM SARKAR

art & cover GARRIE GASTONNY

JANUARY 18

96 PAGES / FC / T

$9.99

A small team of treasure hunters struggles to excavate a dangerous and legendary treasure pit before a massive storm hits Sable Island, the Graveyard of the North Atlantic.  Equipped with all the latest technology, the scientists believe they are prepared against all of nature's fury, but nothing can prepare them for what they are about to unleash from the vault.

Collects THE VAULT #1-3

 

THE ACTIVITY #2

story NATHAN EDMONDSON

art & cover MITCH GERADS

JANUARY 11

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$3.50

"SILENT NIGHT "

When a Gray Fox HUMINT operative goes missing in Amsterdam, Team Omaha is sent to track him down, and  Fiddler learns a few things about the nature of working for the ISA.  

 

AVENGELYNE #7

story MARK POULTON

art OWEN GIENI

cover A ROB LIEFELD

cover B OWEN GIENI

cover C DAVE BULLOCK

JANUARY 25

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

“THE HUNT,” Part One

Introducing the Extreme Universe’s government superteam against the supernatural… the WAR DOGS. After the murder of the Torment Killer, Ned Crowley, the New Church of the People becomes a media frenzy. With Priest on the run, it’s up to Avengelyne to get to him before the War Dogs execute their orders to kill on sight. Plus, an “Extreme Origins” back-up written by MARK POULTON with art by a guest artist!

 

BLOOD RED DRAGON #3

story JON GOFF

art CARLO SORIANO & CRIMELAB SYNDICATE

cover CARLO SORIANO

JANUARY 4

24 PAGES / FC / T

$3.99

Limited print run of 5000 copies

Created by comic book legend, STAN LEE, and rock icon, YOSHIKI,

with art direction by visionary creator, TODD McFARLANE, the epic first adventure of BLOOD RED DRAGON comes to its startling conclusion!

AS THE WORLD FALLS A HERO IS BORN.

Calling upon the full might of his newfound power, Yoshiki risks death as

he unleashes the awesome fury of the Dragon upon Oblivion’s legions.

But Ky’Rann, Oblivion’s greatest warrior, has a trick up his sleeve that just

may spell DOOM for Yoshiki and the world as we know it.

BORN OF LIGHT. POWERED BY DARKNESS.

A HERO LIKE NO OTHER WILL FACE HIS GREATEST CHALLENGE,

AND BE FOREVER TRANSFORMED BY THE DARKNESS WITHIN.

 

CHEW #25

story JOHN LAYMAN

art & cover ROB GUILLORY

JANUARY 18

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

“MAJOR LEAGUE CHEW,” Part Five

For sale: One Cibopath, slightly used, extremely damaged.

 

THE DARKNESS #99

story PHIL HESTER

art ROMANO MOLENAAR

cover A JEREMY HAUN

cover B SHELDON MITCHELL

JANUARY 18

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

CELEBRATE THE FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY!

The Darkness has mustered its considerable defenses in its home dimension to crush its prodigal son and current bearer, Jackie Estacado. Long time writer PHIL HESTER (WONDER WOMAN, THE GREEN HORNET) and ROMANO MOLENAAR (THE DARKNESS II: CONFESSION) build to the crescendo that will be landmark THE DARKNESS #100 when Jackie will come face-to-face with the source of his power and misery.

 

ELEPHANTMEN #39

story RICHARD STARKINGS

art AXEL MEDELLIN

cover KEU CHA

JANUARY 18

40 PAGES / FC / M

$3.99

“THE KILLING SEASON” comes to a chilling end.

 

GREEN WAKE #9

story KURTIS J. WIEBE

art / cover RILEY ROSSMO

JANUARY 25

32 PAGES / FC / M

$3.99

“LOST CHILDREN,” Part Four

Morley starts to understand the path laid before him as Green Wake begins to change after the rebellion settles, but the murders that happen behind the scenes are growing more mysterious. The heinous acts of violence hint at a growing thirst for blood.

 

HACK/SLASH #12

story TIM SEELEY

art DANIEL LEISTER

cover A TIM SEELEY & MARK ENGLERT

cover B  MARK DOS SANTOS

JANUARY 18

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$3.50

“MONSTER BAITING,” Part One

Cassie, Samhain & Cat Curio journey to a secret island in search of a cure for slashers! But you know how it is with secret tropical islands; beautiful scenery, skimpy outfits, dripping sweat, giant radioactive creatures...

 

HEART #3 (of 4)

story BLAIR BUTLER

art / cover KEVIN MELLON

JANUARY 11

32 PAGES / BW / M

$2.99

M.M.A. fighter Oren "Rooster" Redmond steps into the cage for the biggest bout of his career in the shocking, penultimate chapter of this brawl-filled comic. If you bought the first two issues, this one should be a no-brainer.

 

THE INFINITE #6

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover ROB LIEFELD

JANUARY 4

32 PAGES / FC / T

$2.99

Questions are answered and details are finally revealed.  How did Imperius invent a time machine? Why? And what happened to him set him toward this path of conquest? Answers to all these questions and more contained in a very special issue focusing on the villain Imperius.

THE INFINITE #6 DELUXE EDITION

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover ROB LIEFELD

JANUARY 4

48 PAGES / FC / T

$5.99

This Deluxe Edition of THE INFINITE #6 comes loaded with mountains of behind the scenes sketches and illustrations by ROB LIEFELD and piles of notes and script pages by ROBERT KIRKMAN.  Much like your favorite extras-filled DVDs, this version will give you a glimpse behind the curtain to see all the usually unseen work that goes into the creation of a comic book.

 

INVINCIBLE #89

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover RYAN OTTLEY

JANURY 11

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT NOW! 

There’s someone new in the Invincible costume, but why – and for how long?  Answers to all these questions and more in this monumental status-quo-altering issue!

 

 

THE LAST OF THE GREATS #4

story JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

art / cover  BRENT PEEPLES

cover B JENNY FRISON

JANUARY 11

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

“THE DEAL,” Part Four

Meet mankind's last hope for survival. He's called The Last, and he hates our guts.

Meet the Family. Beaumont and The Last stand at a crossroads, and coming between them is the strange new entity named The Child. Does she represent a new era of the Greats or the end of us all?

 

THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY #10

story S. STEVEN STRUBLE

art / cover SINA GRACE

JANUARY 25

32 PAGES / FC / T

$2.99

“WORRIED SHOES”

The Li'l Depressed Boy's new job finds him in unfamiliar territory.  Fighting his more anti-social nature, LDB struggles to make it through the first day.

 

MORIARTY #8

story DANIEL COREY

art & cover  ANTHONY DIECIDUE

JANUARY 11

32 PAGES / FC / T

$2.99

“THE LAZARUS TREE,” Part Four

A full-scale riot breaks out in the streets of Kyauktada, and the British authorities sweep in to take control. The mystery begins to unravel, and Moriarty becomes aware of the lurking threat of Moran's sniper rifle hunting him in the shadows.

 

MORNING GLORIES #17

story NICK SPENCER

art JOE EISMA

cover RODIN ESQUEJO

JANUARY 11

32 PGS / FC / M

$2.99

“P.E.,” Part Five

 

MUDMAN #3

story /art / cover PAUL GRIST

JANUARY 25

32 PAGES / FC / T

$3.50

Did you ever have a problem where a cute puppy follows you to school? Owen (Mudman) Craig has the exact same problem. Only it’s a vicious homicidal robot, not a puppy. Still cute though.

 

NEAR DEATH #5

story  JAY FAERBER

art  SIMONE GUGLIELMINI

cover  TOMM COKER

JANUARY 18

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

Markham's past comes back to haunt him as a rival assassin attempts to undo some of Markham's recent rescues, and someone close to Markham gets caught in the crossfire.

 

PIGS #5

story NATE COSBY & BEN McCOOL

art BRENO TEMURA

cover DAVE GIBBONS

JANUARY 11

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

“SAN QUENTIN BLUES”

WATCHMEN artist DAVE GIBBONS covers PIGS! The Cuban KGB sleeper cell’s gotta break into the most dangerous prison on earth & kill a neo-Nazi. It goes…BADLY.

 

REED GUNTHER #7

story SHANE HOUGHTON

art & cover CHRIS HOUGHTON

JANUARY 11

32 PAGES / FC / E

$2.99

"WEREWOLF WOES!"

The bear-riding cowboy loses all of Starla's money buying a nifty new pair of boots. In order to make that money back, Reed plans to collect the bounty on a rowdy cowboy who strolls into town once a month to spread terror as a werewolf! A done-in-one adventure!

 

SEVERED #6

story SCOTT SNYDER & SCOTT TUFT

art / cover ATTILA FUTAKI

JANUARY 11

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

“PERMANENT TEETH”

In 1916, a boy runs away from home in search of his father. But along the way he meets a salesman with sharp teeth and a hunger for flesh. SCOTT SNYDER (AMERICAN VAMPIRE, BATMAN, SWAMP THING), SCOTT TUFT and ATTILA FUTAKI (NYT Best-Selling-Artist: PERCY JACKSON) comes the most terrifying horror series of the last year.

 

SPAWN #215

story WILL CARLTON

art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE

cover MICHAEL GOLDEN

JANUARY 11

32 PAGES / FC / T+

$2.99

"THE GATHERING STORM," Part Three

Jim Downing has the powers of a God and he no longer feels the need to hide them. But, as Jim begins the process of sharing his gifts with the world, many factions begin to position themselves to control the new Hellspawn. And in the end…

…SOMEBODY DIES!!!

 

THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #4 (of 6)

story JUSTIN JORDAN

art / cover TRADD MOORE

JANUARY 4

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

Luther versus The Librarian, Round One! The truth is revealed as Luther meets the Librarian for the first time and finds out the origin of his abilities and what the pinstriped madman has planned for him. All your questions are answered as the countdown to the end begins.

 

SUPER DINOSAUR #8

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover JASON HOWARD

JANUARY 18

32 PAGES/FC

$2.99

The fight with The Exile is really heating up! Super Dinosaur and Derek Dynamo are faced with a threat of monumental proportions--all this and Doctor Dynamo finds it more and more difficult to keep his terrible secret.

 

VESCELL #6

story ENRIQUE CARRION

art / cover JOHN UPCHURCH

JANUARY 25

32 PAGES / FC / M

$2.99

“WINGS OF THE RIGHTEOUS”

True Love soars once again, as Machi emerges from her rite of passage. And the return of every body's favorite badass Cyborg... Batan.

 

THE WALKING DEAD #93

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

JANUARY 25

32 PAGES / BW / M

$2.99

“A LARGER WORLD” begins here! 

As we ramp up to the release of our monumental 100th issue, the world is changing.  Rick and his band of survivors are faced with new threats – and new opportunities.  Nothing will ever be the same – and with this book, you know we mean it!

 

XENOHOLICS #4

story JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

art SETH DAMOOSE

cover DAN DUNCAN

JANUARY 18

32 PAGES / FC/ M

$3.50

“IT’S TIME FOR ANSWERS!”

The mysterious Men in White have captured the Xenoholics and they want answers: “Why were they abducted? What makes them special?” The only people who can save the Xenoholics from their brutal interrogation… are the aliens that took them in the first place.

The truth is here as this hot new series continues!

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