IMAGE COMICS May 2018 Solicitations

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BARRIER #1 (OF 5) COLLECTOR’S EDITION
STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART / COVER: MARCOS MARTIN, MUNTSA VICENTE
MAY 09 / 56 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99
From the Eisner Award-winning team behind THE PRIVATE EYE, BARRIER is an unconventional drama about violence, language, aend illegal immigration…with a shocking sci-fi twist. After debuting on PanelSyndicate.com, this critically acclaimed five-part miniseries finally comes to print, exclusively from Image Comics. After making the massive, 50-plus-page first issue available to mature readers for FREE on Free Comic Day, this special collector’s edition of the first issue is being released in a larger size to match the next four issues being released WEEKLY throughout the rest of May! Printed in its original “landscape” format (side-stapled for convenient shelving!) and graced with gorgeous cardstock covers, each comic is meant to be a durable work of art, and there are no plans for these print issues to ever be collected, so the only way to own your own copies of this groundbreaking story is by supporting your friendly neighborhood comic shop!

BARRIER #2 (OF 5)
STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART / COVER: MARCOS MARTIN, MUNTSA VICENTE
MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
This small-town crime story becomes an interstellar adventure! Featuring over 30 pages of story and breathtaking art.

BARRIER #3 (OF 5)
STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART / COVER: MARCOS MARTIN, MUNTSA VICENTE
MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
A very special “silent” issue! This is the first wordless comic ever from either BRIAN K. VAUGHAN or MARCOS MARTÍN.

BARRIER #4 (OF 5)
STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART / COVER: MARCOS MARTIN, MUNTSA VICENTE
MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Though they can’t understand a word the other is saying, Oscar and Liddy must learn to communicate if they stand any chance of surviving their otherworldly captors.

BARRIER #5 (OF 5)
STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART / COVER: MARCOS MARTIN, MUNTSA VICENTE
MAY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99
This massive, 50-page finale brings our multilingual epic to its shocking conclusion.

DEATH OR GLORY #1
STORY: RICK REMENDER
ART / COVER: BENGAL
VARIANT COVER: DUNCAN FEGREDO, JAMES HARREN
MAY 02 / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99
Meet Glory, raised off the grid in a convoy amid truckers—the last men and women fighting for true freedom on the American open road. Now, in order to pay for her beloved dying Father’s surgery, Glory has three days to pull off four dangerous cross-country heists with mob killers, crooked cops, and a psycho ex-husband all out to bring her in or die trying. The new ongoing series by New York Times bestselling author RICK REMENDER and legendary French superstar BENGAL brings you a high-speed chase across the American West that examines our dwindling freedoms and the price paid by those who fight for an untethered life, in this special double-sized first issue with 40 pages of story!

FLAVOR #1
STORY: JOSEPH KEATINGE
ART / COVER: WOOK JIN CLARK, TAMRA BONVILLAIN, RICH TOMMASO
MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
Within a strange walled city, an unlicensed chef discovers a mystery that threatens to end it all. Join JOSEPH KEATINGE (GLORY, SHUTTER) and WOOK JIN CLARK (Adventure Time: The Flip Side) on this culinary epic adventure—FLAVOR—where chefs are the ultimate celebrity and food is the most valued commodity. The high-stakes competition of Hunger Games collides with the lush, MIYAZAKI-esque worldbuilding in this delectable new ongoing series featuring culinary consulting and bonus content by ALI BOUZARI, renowned food scientist and author of the IACP Award-winning cookbook Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food.

MEDIEVAL SPAWN / WITCHBLADE #1 (OF 4)
STORY: BRIAN HOLGUIN, BRIAN HABERLIN
ART / COVER: BRIAN HABERLIN
MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99
Fan favorites Spawn and Witchblade team together for the first time in TWO DECADES!! In this issue: A village is besieged by a dark force—then Spawn emerges from out of the shadows to save them all. Is he their savior…or their destroyer?

WHERE WE LIVE: LAS VEGAS SHOOTING BENEFIT ANTHOLOGY TP
STORY: MIKE ALLRED, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, IVAN BRANDON, KURT BUSIEK, AMY CHU, KELLY SUE DECONNICK, NEIL GAIMAN, KIERON GILLEN, MIKE MIGNOLA, MARK MILLAR, GREG PAK, JAMES ROBINSON, GAIL SIMONE, BRANDON GRAHAM, ROB WILLIAMS
ART: MIKE ALLRED, BRANDON GRAHAM, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, PAUL AZACETA, CLIFF CHIANG, GEOF DARROW, TESS FOWLER, BRIAN HABERLIN, PHIL HESTER, JOELLE JONES, ARIELA KRISTANTINA, JEFF LEMIRE, JAMIE MCKELVIE, MICHAEL AVON OEMING, SEAN PHILLIPS, DARICK ROBERTSON, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, JAVIER PULIDO, JH WILLIAMS III
COLORS: ROB WILLIAMS
COVER: JH WILLIAMS III
MAY 30 / 256 PAGES / FC / T+ / $19.99
This “unique way” was the genesis of the WHERE WE LIVE anthology—a riveting collection of both fictional stories and actual eye-witness accounts told by an all-star lineup of the top talent working in comics today. All the creators have graciously volunteered their time and talent to help bring some sense to this senseless act and, in the process, raise money for the survivors and their families. The book will include a variety of perspectives with key themes exploring gun violence, common sense gun control, value of a compassionate society, mental health stigmatization, aftermath of tragedy and how individuals and communities persevere, and an appreciation of Las Vegas as a vibrant community. WHERE WE LIVE also features stories from local writers and artists as they relate their personal experiences and reactions to this tragedy. One hundred percent of the proceeds for the WHERE WE LIVE anthology will be donated to an existing GoFundMe campaign for the survivors in Las Vegas.

ANGELIC, VOL. 1: HEIRS AND GRACES TP
STORY: SIMON SPURRIER
ART / COVER: CASPAR WIJNGAARD
MAY 09 / 168 PAGES / FC / T / $12.99
Centuries after humanity disappeared, the Earth belongs to our leftovers: the animals, genetically modified for a war they don't remember, guarding a world they don't understand. But for one young winged monkey, the repressive tribal routines are unbearable. Her name is QORA. She yearns to explore, to discover...to fly free. Eisner nominee SIMON SPURRIER (CRY HAVOC, The Spire, X-Men Legacy) and star artist CASPAR WIJNGAARD (LIMBO, Dark Souls, Assassin's Creed) unite for an all-ages-friendly fable about teenage rebellion and animal antics amidst the ruins of civilization. Collects ANGELIC #1-6

BONEHEAD, VOL. 1 TP
STORY: BRYAN HILL
ART / COVER: RHOALD MARCELLIUS
MAY 23 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $9.99
In a near future, a sprawling megalopolis sees the rise of “Boneheads,” parkour gangs that use neuro-linked helmets to augment their abilities and live for the thrill of physical risk. As a gang war threatens to tear the city apart, a mysterious Bonehead rises—a man with no past that might be the key to saving the city’s future. From writer BRYAN HILL (POSTAL) and artist RHOALD MARCELLIUS (Marvel: Contest of Champions) comes a story about technological and human revolution. Collects BONEHEAD #1-4

IT WILL ALL HURT TP
STORY / ART / COVER: FAREL DALRYMPLE
JUNE 13 / 176 PAGES / FC / T+ / $18.99
A weird, sad, silly, sketchy, and dreamy watercolor fantasy-action quest in which Alemendra Clementine and her crew of anti-social adventurers all come together on a psych-apocalyptic world to take down an evil wizard. This Eisner Award-nominated webcomic began as a loose stream-of-consciousness exercise and exploration of the comic book medium and takes place in the same world as FAREL DALRYMPLE’s The Wrenchies. Collects IT WILL ALL HURT #1-3, plus all six chapters of the webcomic.

NO. 1 WITH A BULLET TP
STORY: JACOB SEMAHN
ART / COVER: JORGE CORONA
JUNE 06 / 152 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99
Her social media, strong. Her variety show segments, a hit. Nash Huang is at the top of her game. But when the iRis Shutter contact lens hits the market, Nash’s life is personally invaded. The latest leap forward in “technological progress,” these contacts not only play video or augment reality…but also record with the blink of an eye. Fighting to keep her life together after a leaked sex tape goes viral, a clingy super-fan is the last thing on Nash’s mind…but that’s exactly when the bodies pile up and the terror begins. "Not just good, but important. A haunting shot across the bow of the worst the internet has to offer. Stunning and electric.”—DONNY CATES (GOD COUNTRY, REDNECK) Collects NO. 1 WITH A BULLET #1-6

SON OF HITLER HC
STORY: ANTHONY DEL COL, GEOFF MOORE
ART / COVER: JEFF MCCOMSEY
MAY 30 / 192 PAGES / FC / M / $24.99
A story so wild it could only be true…maybe… The never-before- told tale of Adolf Hitler’s secret child and how this son was the key to ending World War II is now revealed in this audacious graphic novel based upon one of history’s most intriguing rumors. In 1944 Occupied France a rogue British agent reveals to a young baker’s assistant the true identity of his father, thus recruiting him for a dangerous mission that will end the greatest threat of World War II. Out of respect to the innocent and the dead all the names in this story have been changed… Except for one. This action-packed ride in the vein of Inglourious Basterds and The Boys from Brazil is brought to life by acclaimed writer ANTHONY DEL COL (Assassin’s Creed, Kill Shakespeare), New York Times bestselling cartoonist JEFF McCOMSEY (FUBAR, Flutter) and newcomer GEOFF MOORE.

STRAY BULLETS: SUNSHINE & ROSES, VOL. 1 TP
STORY / ART / COVER: DAVID LAPHAM
MAY 02 / 248 PAGES / BW / M / $19.99
Dark and twisted, funny and heartbreaking, intimate and epic—SUNSHINE & ROSES tells the story of a boy and a girl, how they fell in love and hatched a scheme to blow up the Baltimore underworld. There is no crime book remotely like STRAY BULLETS, and with SUNSHINE & ROSES, the uncompromising EISNER AWARD-WINNING team of DAVID & MARIA LAPHAM take the series to a new high. Collects STRAY BULLETS: SUNSHINE & ROSES #1-8

STREET ANGEL GOES TO JUVIE HC
STORY: BRIAN MARUCA, JIM RUGG
ART / COVER: JIM RUGG
MAY 02 / 40 PAGES / FC / T+ / $19.99
Busted! Jesse “Street Angel” Sanchez, aka Shiraz Thunderbird, gets pinched and must do a stretch in Angel City’s infamous juvenile corrections center, Alcatraz, Jr. For the Deadliest Girl Alive, three squares a day and a warm, dry bed ain’t all bad. Jesse meets a girl gang, besties a superhero sidekick, pushes the lunch lady to the limit, and watches Harriet the Spy! Will juvie break our hero, or will “Shiraz Thunderbird” break OUT of Alcatraz, Jr.? STREET ANGEL GOES TO JUVIE releases alongside the Free Comic Book Day title: STREET ANGEL’S DOG!

VOID TRIP TP
STORY: RYAN O'SULLIVAN
ART / COVER: PLAID KLAUS
MAY 30 / 144 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
From writer RYAN O'SULLIVAN (Turncoat, The Evil Within, Warhammer 40,000) and illustrator PLAID KLAUS (Turncoat) comes the story of Ana and Gabe, the last two humans left alive in the galaxy. They're low on fuel, they're low on food, and they're low on psychedelic space froot, but they're still determined to make it to the promised land: hippy-paradise super-planet Euphoria. This is the story of their journey, the friends and enemies they made along the way, and how the universe responded to those who dared to live freely within it. “Beautiful, drugged, and hilarious sci-fi from an alternate universe where the only Captain America anyone cares about is the one in Easy Rider.”— KIERON GILLEN (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, Star Wars: Darth Vader) Collects VOID TRIP #1-5

ANALOG #2
STORY: GERRY DUGGAN
ART / COVER: DAVID O'SULLIVAN, JORDIE BELLAIRE
MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
CHAPTER TWO It's 2024, and we still don't have flying cars, but good news: we're introducing Jack's sniper-toting, fascist-punching girlfriend, and a mysterious new nemesis from the NSA wants to hack back into the world's secrets by leaning hard on human punching-bag Jack McGinnis and his fellow paper jockeys. Order heavy on Image's new hit series if you like fun comics with shootouts, intrigue, a few jokes, and a nice, old-timey cliffhanger.

THE BEAUTY, VOL. 4 TP
STORY / COVER: JEREMY HAUN, JASON A. HURLEY
ART: MATTHEW DOW SMITH, THOMAS NACHLIK
JUNE 13 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
Corporate espionage, government secrets, and private military contracts are uncovered as an investigative journalist looks deep into Abericorp, the most powerful pharmaceutical company in the world. Collects THE BEAUTY #17-21

THE BEEF #4 (OF 5)
STORY: RICHARD STARKINGS, TYLER SHAINLINE
ART / COVER: SHAKY KANE
MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Vodino and the twins have Mary Lynn, and Mary Lynn’s milkshake brings The Beef to the meatpacking yard. Don’t have a cow, man.

BLACK MAGICK, VOL. 2: AWAKENINGS 2 TP
STORY: GREG RUCKA
ART / COVER: NICOLA SCOTT
MAY 16 / 136 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
The trap around Rowan Black continues to close, with the Hammer closing in on one side and the Ascension now in motion on the other. But the ultimate wound may not be wielded by magick, but instead delivered via the heart. New York Times bestselling creators GREG RUCKA and NICOLA SCOTT bring you the second volume of the critically acclaimed series. Collects BLACK MAGICK #6-11

BLACK SCIENCE #35
STORY: RICK REMENDER
ART / COVER: MATTEO SCALERA, MORENO DINISIO
VARIANT COVER: CHRIS SAMNEE
MAY 02 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“LATER THAN YOU THINK,” Part One Trying to come to terms with her husband's legacy, Sara McKay wanders through countless realities looking for answers to one question: what are the choices that define her, and can she help right the infinite wrongs her husband set in motion? A new chapter in BLACK SCIENCE beings here!

COPPERHEAD #19
STORY: SCOTT GODLEWSKI, JAY FAERBER
ART / COVER: SCOTT GODLEWSKI, RON RILEY
MAY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
Co-creator SCOTT GODLEWSKI returns! The natives are getting restless….

CRUDE #2
STORY: STEVE ORLANDO
ART / COVER: GARRY BROWN, LEE LOUGHRIDGE
MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
The refinery city of Blackstone is the new Russian frontier, stinking of oil, but offering money and sexual freedom to those brave enough to live there. Piotr Petrovich has come for revenge, to hunt his son’s killer. But what he finds is the most brutal fight of his life.

CURSE WORDS #14
STORY: CHARLES SOULE
ART / COVER: RYAN BROWNE
VARIANT COVER: DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON
MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
"THE HOLE DAMNED WORLD," Part Four WAR! Battle erupts in the Hole World as we see the fearsome capabilities of the fearsome warriors of the fearsome Tiger Tribe. Sizzajee's crew of evil wizards is down to only four members—will they be able to successfully defend his realm? ALSO: Wizord and Ruby Stitch continue their search for Margaret, and Jacques Zacques goes batty.

CYBER FORCE (2018) #3
STORY: MATT HAWKINS, BRYAN HILL
ART / COVER: ATILIO ROJO
MAY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Who is the mother of artificial intelligence? The reimagining of CYBER FORCE continues as the origins of the “Aphrodite Project” are revealed...along with the dark intentions of the group that helped create her.

DAYS OF HATE #5 (OF 12)
STORY: ALES KOT
ART: DANIJEL ZEZELJ
COVER: DANIJEL ZEZELJ, TOM MULLER
MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
This country was always at war.

THE DEAD HAND #2
STORY: KYLE HIGGINS
ART / COVER: STEPHEN MOONEY, JORDIE BELLAIRE
MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
"COLD WAR RELICS," Part Two Mountain View's secrets continue to unspool, even as Carter and Renae fight to protect Roger from the outside world...with deadly consequences.

DEADLY CLASS #34
STORY: RICK REMENDER
ART / COVER: WES CRAIG
VARIANT COVER: RORY HENSLEY
MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“LOVE LIKE BLOOD,” Part Three Death gets its fill in Mexico, as Marcus and Victor finally square off. Who will get the revenge they thirst for, and what will be left of the other when they do?

DEATH OF LOVE #4 (OF 5)
STORY: JUSTIN JORDAN
ART / COVER: DONAL DELAY, OMAR ESTÉVEZ
MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Philo, Bob, and Zoe are on the run from the Cupidae. They have a plan, kind of, but the solution might be way worse than the problem.

DESCENDER #30
STORY: JEFF LEMIRE
ART / COVER / VARIANT COVER: DUSTIN NGUYEN
MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
"THE END OF THE UNIVERSE," Part Two Is this really the end? Tim-21 is delivered to the enemy and betrayed by one of his closest allies. But nothing can prepare the universe for what comes next as King S'Lok returns and does the unthinkable. Meanwhile, Queen Between and Andy face a betrayal of their own, with Bandit hanging in the balance.

DRY COUNTY #3
STORY / ART / COVER: RICH TOMMASO
MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
PART THREE Lou employs a new gag-writing technique and a teenage groupie to try and track down Janet.

ELSEWHERE #7
STORY: JAY FAERBER
ART / COVER: SUMEYYE KESGIN, RON RILEY
MAY 02 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99
After suffering a massive setback, Amelia Earhart and D.B. Cooper push forward in their quest to reach the portal that will take them back to Earth.

ETERNAL EMPIRE #9
STORY: SARAH VAUGHN, JONATHAN LUNA
ART / COVER: JONATHAN LUNA
MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
In this penultimate issue, Rion and Tair find themselves separated, trapped, and without hope just as the Suns begin to align.

EXTREMITY, VOL. 2: WARRIOR TP
STORY: DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON
ART / COVER: DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON, MIKE SPICER
MAY 02 / 144 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99
The Paznina take desperate measures to finish their war against the Roto…a war that will draw Thea and Rollo back into it—no matter how much death and heartbreak it promises. Collects EXTREMITY #7-12

THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NICK WILSON #5 (OF 5)
STORY: EDDIE GORODETSKY, MARC ANDREYKO
ART: STEVE SADOWSKI
COVER: PETE WOODS
VARIANT COVER: IAN CHURCHILL
MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
The big day is finally here: the grand opening of the Nick Wilson Experience! But where is Nick? Will Clive get his greatest victory? Will Jane find love? Will Nick find Coco? Will Xavier knock that smug grin off Darryl's face? So many questions! ALL, and more, are answered in the final issue of this acclaimed miniseries!

GASOLINA #8
STORY: SEAN MACKIEWICZ
ART / COVER: NIKO WALTER, MAT LOPES
MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“AUTODEFENSAS” Amalia defends her home against intruders while Los Queridos’ monsters leave nothing but death and destruction throughout Veracruz.

GIDEON FALLS #3
STORY: JEFF LEMIRE
ART / COVER: ANDREA SORRENTINO
VARIANT COVER: GREG SMALLWOOD
MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
The bestselling team of JEFF LEMIRE & ANDREA SORRENTINO (Old Man Logan, Green Arrow) unleash their most ambitious story to date with this complex and mesmerizing new supernatural mystery series. Norton gets closer to the secrets of the Black Barn as Fred discovers a grizzly new crime in Gideon Falls.

THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION #6
STORY / ART: WES CRAIG
COVER: WES CRAIG, TOBY CYPRESS, NIKO GUARDIA
VARIANT COVER: MATT FORSYTHE
MAY 02 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
SECRETS OF THE SPACE-MONKEY REVEALED!!! Left on this planet millions of years ago by a long-vanished group of aliens, the Space-monkey is the key to the apocalypse. The only thing that can kill it is Morgan’s ancient blade, left on earth by a rival alien species. Now the Gravediggers are in a race against time to rescue the Space-monkey before the Black Temple can kill it, unleashing the Dark Gods and bringing about the end of mankind! Variant cover by MATT FORSYTHE (Adventure Time). Pinup by FAREL DALRYMPLE (POP GUN WAR).

HACK/SLASH RESURRECTION #7
STORY: TINI HOWARD
ART: CELOR, K. MICHAEL RUSSELL
COVER: TIM SEELEY
VARIANT COVER: REBEKAH ISAACS
MAY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“CAT AND DOG INVESTIGATIONS” Cat Curio and Pooch need Cassie and Vlad’s help with a case, and it’s fun to catch up with friends! The epic return a lot of you begged for. Enjoy it. This one’s a one-shot.

HIT-GIRL #4
STORY: MARK MILLAR
ART: RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ
COVER: AMY REEDER
VARIANT COVER: AMY REEDER, MATTEO SCALERA
MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
IT'S THE COLOMBIAN SHOWDOWN. In the bloody climax to her Colombian adventure, Hit-Girl makes her last stand against Palmira's gang lords. She's enslaved Mano as a sidekick, but will he finally crack and turn weapons on his own people? HIT-GIRL #4 is an action-packed gorefest—the bloodbath before Mindy sets off to her next destination.

IMAGE+ #9
APRIL 25 / 80 PAGES / FC / M / $1.99
The latest issue of IMAGE+ magazine invites you to the vanguard of creator-owned comics, where sequential art’s most passionate voices dive into their latest masterworks. Discover DEATH OR GLORY, RICK REMENDER (SEVEN TO ETERNITY, DEADLY CLASS) and BENGAL’s new ongoing series about a vice-filled road trip through the backroads of America. JOSEPH KEATINGE (SHUTTER) prepares FLAVOR, a delicious mystery about a walled city where food is scarce and chefs fierce, illustrated with dreamy finesse by WOOK JIN CLARK. BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and MARCOS MARTÍN also reveal the secrets behind BARRIER, their harrowing sci-fi exploration of immigration.
IMAGE+ overflows with exclusive interviews, art features, previews, and more, including another chapter of SCOTT SNYDER and JOCK’s horror reinvention, WYTCHES: BAD EGG. IMAGE+ is free with any purchase of Diamond’s Previews.

INFIDEL #3 (OF 5)
STORY: PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE
ART / COVER: AARON CAMPBELL, JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA
VARIANT COVER: ALINA URUSOV
MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Following last issue’s devastating events, the mysterious entities haunting Aisha’s home escalate their attacks. As the nightmare spreads to her friends and neighbors, the creatures expose their true natures and long-buried hatreds.

INVINCIBLE ULTIMATE COLLECTION 12 HC
STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART: RYAN OTTLEY, CORY WALKER, MARK MORALES, NATHAN FAIRBAIRN
COVER: RYAN OTTLEY, NATHAN FAIRBAIRN
MAY 16 / 336 PAGES / FC / T+ / $39.99
THE END OF ALL THINGS—the final INVINCIBLE story—is collected in one incredible volume. This mega story touches every corner of the Invincible Universe, and when it’s over...MARK GRAYSON’S STORY IS OVER. Every single story for the past 13 years has been leading up to this! Collects INVINCIBLE #133-144

ISOLA #2
STORY: BRENDEN FLETCHER, KARL KERSCHL
ART: KARL KERSCHL, MSASSYK
COVER: KARL KERSCHL
MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
With the hunting clans closing in, Captain Rook leads the Queen to a city in ruins on a desperate mission to resupply. Unbeknownst to them, however, a new danger awaits within the broken walls—someone with a connection to Rook’s past! Recommended for fans of Studio Ghibli and the work of HAYAO MIYAZAKI.

KICK-ASS #4
STORY: MARK MILLAR
ART / COVER / VARIANT COVER: JOHN ROMITA JR.
MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
KICK-ASS IS BACK! Patience is trapped while trying to bust a local gang operation and save an innocent man from torture. Surrounded by gangsters, armed with only her wits and combat training, she must fight her way out and get back to her family. With Violencia now hunting her, desperate for revenge, how long before the villains find out who's under the mask?

KILL OR BE KILLED #19
STORY: ED BRUBAKER
ART: SEAN PHILLIPS, ELIZABETH BREITWEISER
COVER: SEAN PHILLIPS
MAY 30 / 40 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
The fourth arc ends with a bang! If Dylan can't get to the trouble, well...it'll just come to him. Trapped in an insane asylum, Dylan fights for his life and whatever future he may have! And don't forget, every issue of KILL OR BE KILLED contains extra back pages, articles, and art!

LAZARUS #28
STORY: GREG RUCKA
ART / COVER: MICHAEL LARK
MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“FRACTURE: PRELUDE,” CONCLUSION Jonah Carlyle is dead, and Jonah Ker has made a new life for himself on the edges of Bittner Territory. But as much as Jonah may have escaped his Family, he cannot escape the world his Family has made.

MAGE, VOL. 4: THE HERO DEFINED, BOOK TWO TP
STORY / ART / COVER: MATT WAGNER
MAY 16 / 200 PAGES / FC / T+ / $19.99
The fourth of six volumes collecting MATT WAGNER’s epic, modern-day fantasy trilogy, MAGE, BOOK TWO: THE HERO DEFINED continues the saga of the reborn Pendragon, Kevin Matchstick. Pursuing their common goal of confronting and defeating the world’s hidden supernatural threats, Kevin and his companions Joe Phat and Kirby Hero find themselves drawn northward by mystical forces they don’t understand. Trailed by the persistent but befuddled Wally Ut, Kevin finds himself tested by his assumptions of leadership and clarity of purpose. Still hidden from our heroes, dark and familiar forces conspire to drain Kevin’s own power…and turn it against him!

MONSTRESS #17
STORY: MARJORIE LIU
ART / COVER: SANA TAKEDA
MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
The Known World is at the brink of war, and Pontus is being threatened by invasion. While her allies work to save the city, Maika battles old enemies—and the dark truths they bear.

MOONSHINE #10
STORY: BRIAN AZZARELLO
ART / COVER: EDUARDO RISSO
VARIANT COVER: GERARDO ZAFFINO
MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“MISERY TRAIN,” Part Four Lou Pirlo seems to have survived his brush with death…or maybe werewolves just CAN’T die…but the fellow convicts on Lou’s chain gang probably won’t be so lucky.

MOONSTRUCK #7
STORY: GRACE ELLIS
ART: SHAE BEAGLE, CAITLIN QUIRK
COVER: SHAE BEAGLE
MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $3.99
With one of their friends trapped in the fraternity house (darn fairies!), the mythical friends put aside their fear and seek the only person who can help them, at the scariest place in all of Blitheton: the mall. Meanwhile, Julie tries to work up the courage to let Selena into her heart.

MOTOR CRUSH, VOL. 2 TP
STORY: BRENDEN FLETCHER, CAMERON STEWART, BABS TARR
ART: CAMERON STEWART, BABS TARR
COVER: BABS TARR
MAY 30 / 160 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99
The acclaimed sci-fi action-adventure series MOTOR CRUSH is back for another heat! Two years have passed in Nova Honda, the racing capital of the world, and for Domino Swift, everything has turned upside down. How does she fit in a world without Crush? Collects MOTOR CRUSH #6-11

OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #3
STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART: LORENZO DE FELICI, ANNALISA LEONI
COVER: LORENZO DE FELICI
MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Nathan Cole finds out that some of the people stranded in Oblivion don't want to leave and will fight to the death in order to stay.

PORT OF EARTH #5
STORY: ZACK KAPLAN
ART / COVER: ANDREA MUTTI
MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
The rogue alien visitor who broke Port protocols now lies dead, and the Port of Earth is open again for business. As our Consortium business partners arrive on Earth for a secretive meeting, Earth Security Agent Rice and partner McIntyre, traumatized and broken, discover there’s an unresolved threat at the ESA HQ.

PRISM STALKER #3
STORY / ART: SLOANE LEONG
COVER: SLOANE LEONG, DARIUS OU
MAY 09 / 24 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99
Vep enters the world of pneumatic martial arts: combat focused on dismantling the resolve of an opponent, commanding their will, and dissolving their effect through your own volition. Vep soon realizes that power is artifice. Now, how to control it...?

RAT QUEENS VOL. 2 #10
STORY: KURTIS J. WIEBE
ART / COVER: OWEN GIENI
VARIANT COVER: JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“THE COLOSSAL MAGIC NOTHING,” Part Five With all of her friends gone, Betty must confront the reality wizard alone. The past, present, and future collide in a magic maelstrom, and in the battered ruins, a shocking truth is uncovered!

THE REALM #6
STORY: SETH M. PECK
ART: JEREMY HAUN
COVER: JEREMY HAUN, NICK FILARDI
VARIANT COVER: MING DOYLE
MAY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
After the traumatic events of last issue, Rook and Ben embark on a desperate hunt for their enemies, unaware that something else is hunting them as well.

REBORN TP
STORY: MARK MILLAR
ART / COVER: GREG CAPULLO, JONATHAN GLAPION, FCO PLASCENCIA
MAY 02 / 176 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
The MILLAR-CAPULLO smash-hit sellout 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. Collects REBORN #1-6

REDNECK, VOL. 2: THE EYES UPON YOU TP
STORY: DONNY CATES
ART / COVER: LISANDRO ESTHERREN, DEE CUNNIFFE
MAY 23 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
After leaving Sulphur Springs behind in a bloody hurry, the Bowmans are lying low from the law with a new member of the family in tow. But there are rules to being a vampire…and when the rules are broken, the family will surely suffer…. Collects REDNECK #7-12

REGRESSION #10
STORY: CULLEN BUNN
ART: DANNY LUCKERT, MARIE ENGER
COVER: DANNY LUCKERT
MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Time is an illusion, and the walls constructed by our own perceptions are starting to crumble. Molly and Anton have learned the shocking truth of their own past lives, and these truths may lead them to Adrian’s captors. But Adrian might be beyond help. As his reality begins to crumble, the fiendish Gregory Sutter lives once more. Could salvation lie not in a past-life regression, but in a future-life PROgression?

ROSE #11
STORY: MEREDITH FINCH
ART / COVER: IG GUARA
VARIANT COVER: LOOPYDAVE, SABINE RICH, VICENTE CIFUENTES
MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99
“ROSE,” Part Five Ila, Felix, and Artus have escaped Drucilla’s dungeons and are desperately searching for our young heroine to warn her of Thorne’s capture. With a deeper understanding of her powers, Rose embarks on her most dangerous quest yet—her inevitable confrontation with Drucilla! And the life of Thorne, her khat, is on the line! The fate of Ttereve and its people depends on her success in the next exciting chapter of ROSE.

ROYAL CITY #11
STORY / ART / COVER: JEFF LEMIRE
MAY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
"WE ALL FLOAT ON," Part One A brand-new storyline of JEFF LEMIRE's acclaimed series kicks off as the Pike family rallies around their newest surprise member, but Richie sets off on a dark path that can only end in tragedy.

SAGA #52
STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART / COVER: FIONA STAPLES
MAY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
Danger approaches.

SAVAGE DRAGON #234
STORY / ART / COVER: ERIK LARSEN
MAY 02 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“GHOSTS FROM THE PAST” Malcolm Dragon heads into Dimension-X on a rescue mission to save Angel Murphy, and he comes face to face with an evil alternate-reality version of his own mother: Rapture! Another outstanding achievement from award-winning writer/artist ERIK LARSEN!

SCALES & SCOUNDRELS #9
STORY: SEBASTIAN GIRNER
ART / COVER: GALAAD
MAY 02 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $3.99
A very special issue of SCALES & SCOUNDRELS about longing, loneliness, and a song from the sea.

SKYWARD #2
STORY: JOE HENDERSON
ART: LEE GARBETT, ANTONIO FABELA
COVER: LEE GARBETT
MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99
"MY LOW-G LIFE," Part Two Willa’s Dad claims he knows how to fix the world. Willa thinks he’s a crazy old man. The truth lies down on the Streets, where the rich live, staying as far away from the deadly sky as possible. There they use the latest technology to pretend G-day never happened. And Willa quickly discovers they aren’t friendly to outsiders….

SLEEPLESS #6
STORY: SARAH VAUGHN
ART / COVER: LEILA DEL DUCA, ALISSA SALLAH
MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99
After Poppy’s hopes are dashed, Cyrenic makes a drastic decision that changes everything.

SNOTGIRL, VOL. 2: CALIFORNIA SCREAMING TP
STORY: BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY, LESLIE HUNG
ART / COVER: LESLIE HUNG
MAY 23 / 136 PAGES / FC / T+ / $15.99
Lottie Person is a glamorous fashion blogger living her best life in L.A.—at least that’s what she wants you to think. CALIFORNIA SCREAMING finds Lottie putting the past behind her and trying to make the best of a bad situation—her life! Lottie’s new bestie is an emotional roller coaster: first she died, and then she killed someone. Who will Caroline hurt next, and what is her brother Virgil doing here? What secret is Detective John Cho seeking in the desert? Why did Cutegirl ghost her sister? Is Normgirl really going to marry Ashley? And what in god’s name did Sunny ever see in Charlene? These questions and many others may possibly be answered in SNOTGIRL, VOL. 2: CALIFORNIA SCREAMING! IGN calls SNOTGIRL “Fresh and different!” and says “its sheer weirdness, creativity, and heart will appeal to fans of Scott Pilgrim and Seconds!” Collects SNOTGIRL #6-10

SPAWN #286
STORY: TODD MCFARLANE
ART: JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER
COVER / VARIANT COVER: TODD MCFARLANE, JOHN GIANG
MAY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99
On the trail to find his wife’s killer, Spawn plants the seeds that will lead him to the mysterious murderer!

THROWAWAYS, VOL. 3 TP
STORY: CAITLIN KITTREDGE
ART / COVER: STEVEN SANDERS
MAY 23 / 136 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
As ULTRA's election machinations enter their final phase, Dean and Abby couldn't be further from stopping them—Dean is in a psych ward, Abby is on the run, and Kimiko can't help either of them. But after months of Ostrander and ULTRA being one step ahead, Dean finally gets an ace up his sleeve against Ostrander's brainwashed Alpha subjects...but playing it will destroy Abby's life as she knows it. Collects THROWAWAYS #10-14

VS #4
STORY: IVAN BRANDON
ART / COVER: ESAD RIBIC
VARIANT COVER: ESAD RIBIC, TOM MULLER
MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Satta Flynn’s refusal to lay down and die drives the omnipotent systems that rule humanity to make a drastic decision. The nail that sticks out gets hammered down, but what if the hammer breaks the whole world at the same time?

THE WALKING DEAD #179
STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, CLIFF RATHBURN
COVER: CHARLIE ADLARD, DAVE STEWART
VARIANT COVER: BILL SIENKIEWICZ
MAY 02 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99
“NEW WORLD ORDER,” Part Five The journey home. There's nothing worse than returning with fewer people than you left with.

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #36
STORY: KIERON GILLEN
ART / COVER: JAMIE MCKELVIE, MATT WILSON
VARIANT COVER: BABS TARR
MAY 02 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
"MOTHERING INVENTION," Part Three One day we'll reveal a happy secret, like a Secret Santa, but not today.

WITCHBLADE (2017) #6
STORY: CAITLIN KITTREDGE
ART / COVER: ROBERTA INGRANATA
MAY 02 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
"LIFE AFTER," Part Six Alex Underwood has survived dying, demons, and the perils of hosting the Witchblade, but as she finally confronts the true extent of the demonic forces influencing the NYPD, her enemies, and even those closest to her, she knows this may be a battle she won't survive.

YOUNGBLOOD #12
STORY: CHAD BOWERS
ART / COVER: JIM TOWE
VARIANT COVER: ROB LIEFELD
MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
“REINFORCEMENTS," Part One When a forgotten small town suddenly reappears in Middle America, the man responsible for its return demands an audience with Youngbloods past, present…and FUTURE?

YOUNGBLOOD, VOL. 2: REBRANDED TP
STORY: CHAD BOWERS
ART: JIM TOWE, JUAN RODRÍGUEZ
COVER: JIM TOWE
MAY 09 / 112 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99
Gear up for the next electrifying chapter in the rebirth of ROB LIEFELD's Extreme Universe! Mission accomplished. Now what? Following the events of "REBORN," the new Youngblood team relocates to Japan in search of a fresh start and a sense of purpose. Meanwhile, personal and political ideologies collide back in the states, as President Diehard risks everything to spin America's renewed interest in all things Youngblood to his advantage. Find out why fans and critics alike are calling YOUNGBLOOD “the best new team book around!” Collects YOUNGBLOOD #7-11.

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