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Wednesday, June 19, 2002


Following are Image Comics' solicitations for September, with information coming from the company.


By Colleeen Doran.

"Love for yourself makes one strong. Love for another makes one a slave." The Hierarchy will stop at nothing to control fifteen-year-old Liana as she inherits the mantle of the Avatar, the most powerful psionic being in the universe. Her brother is the Hierarchy's prisoner. Possessing a deadly psionic power of his own, he was wounded in an attack that left him in a coma. For a race of people with almost limitless mental powers, Jason's brain is a playground, an empty vessel that can be filled with any command, and the Hierarchy has dark intentions for the young assassin.

32 pages, black and white, $3.95, in stores on Sept. 25.


By Joseph Michael Linsner.

Few names in the art world today stir the passions of fans like that of Joseph Michael Linsner. Linsner has been painting visions of fantastic worlds and beautiful women since 1989. He stormed the world with his personal tribute to the Goddess, Dawn. Collected here for the first time is the body of work that Joseph himself is proudest of. This volume boasts 176 pages of Linsner's very best work, including covers and over a dozen previously unseen and unpublished paintings. Scores of rare production sketches and color roughs will be highlighted, as well as a special "how to" section in which Linsner gives a sneak peek at the production of one of his Dawn paintings from start to finish.

176 pages, $39.95, in stores on Sept. 18. (Slipcase edition, 192 pages, signed and number, $69.95).


Written by Munier Shurief, art by Alex Ross and Wilson Tortosa, colored by Shane Law and Udon Studios,

Things just keep getting worse for G-Force as Spectra's onslaught against Central West continues. But can the team have any hope of defeating Zoltar's forces if they can't even get along with each other? Earth better hope so, because time is running out.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 18.


Written by Steve Niles, art by Brad Rader.

"Canned Heat," Part Four, This issue has everything! Action, adventure, romance and big robot action as Cy-Bot (Mark Haggerty) fights to save his wife and his life which has been shattered by the vengeful Agent Mortis and the Implementers, Will Mark take the fall for his own murder? Will the Implementers beat the crap of him? Will Fard screw his head on and take responsibility for his selfish actions?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 25.

G.I. JOE #10

Written by Josh Blaylock, penciled by Jamal Igle, inked by John Larter, colored by Steve Kurth.

Dreadnoks! Dreadnoks! Dreadnoks! That's right, this issue is chock full of them, and everyone's favorite pink-haired Dreadnok returns. This issue begins a new arc that will finally let everyone know just what Zarana thinks of her bossy niece, and how the Joes are keeping tabs on the dangerous bikers.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 11.


Written by Jonathan Peterson, penciled by Aron Wiesenfeld, inked by Kevin Conrad, cover by Wiesenfeld.

It's all-out action as Guardian Angel, Dominique and Percival the Lion stage a daring raid on the vault of the Vatican to recover his lance, even as Daemon Malecent tests his portal to Hell and begins to bring the invasion force through! Meanwhile, Angelos learns why he and Malecent are immortal enemies and a traitor is revealed in his midst! Plus: who is the hulking ape-like Bobo and what are his ties to Guardian's past?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 11.


Written and art by Michael Avon Oeming and Mark Obie Wheatley, cover by Oeming.

Collecting Hammer of the Gods #1-5 and lots of extras. Vikings just want to have fun! Of course, their idea of fun involves sharp bladed weapons and lots of blood. So how can a great big, powerful lad like Modi have fun? He's suffering under a curse and if he ever touches a weapon he will lose his soul. If that wasn't bad enough, Modi is now tracking down the God Thorr to thrash him.

176 pages, $18.95 in stores on Sept. 11.


Written by Steve Niles, art and cover by Ben Templesmith.

"The Killing Hand, Part 1." The Hellspawn emerges from one dark world into another as the nightmares that chase his cursed soul spill from one dimension to Earth. Something evil has escaped Hell's vile grip. This evil, this inhuman thing, is hungry for a taste of human misery, starving for a little blood on its hands. It's been so long since its last kill, not even a Hellspawn will stand in its way. Who is this killer -- and what does he want?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 18.


Written by J. Michael Straczynski, penciled by Gary Frank, inked by Jason Gorder and Jonathan Sibal, colored by Matt Milla.

Homicide Detective David Grey is lost. While trying to solve the most disturbing case of his life, he is unceremoniously cast into a crack between worlds: a shadowy netherworld where things and people -- lost, castoff, or simply forgotten -- collect like dust in a corner. Now in a world where hopelessness reigns, his only chance for survival lies in an uneasy alliance with a mysterious woman who promises to either ensure his escape, or kill him within a year. Collecting the 12 issues of the regular series and the 12 page story in the Wizard #1/2 issue.

288 pages, $29.99, in stores on Sept. 4.


Written by Stan Winston and Francis Takenaga, art by Philip Tan, covers by Simon Bisley and Tan.

The Crippler's sheer lust for violence is a force unlike anything on earth, and more than a handful. Even for an immortal. And it only gets worse. Gallowz has summoned others from across the stars to join in the final siege for power. Alone for centuries, Trakk discovers his battles are not without allies of his own. Friends from unexpected quarters let themselves be known. But what good is the human spirit against an army of proteus cannons? And with whom does the desert dwelling, Red Vane, cast his services to? Bonus Feature: Realm of the Claw- Banished from the Realm, the spirits of Tare and Tswanna are cast into human 'hell!' Born into starkly contrasting worlds, Louden and Harrison have lived a tangle of encounters of their lifetimes. Lives seemingly intertwined by more than mere social morality.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 18.


Written by Matt Cashel, art and cover by Jeremy Haun.

Chris Howells had it all: a beautiful girlfriend of two years, a TV and digital satellite, a job with weekends off; a perfectly ordinary life. But when Wednesday's "date night" arrived, it brought with it more than the usual dinner and a movie. A strange and unexpected event occurred that evening in the city of Bogsdale, in a dark and secluded parking lot behind the old movie house, an event that would leave Chris Howells and the reality in which he believed forever changed.

48 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 4.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Mike Avon Oeming.

A brand-new story arc, "The Sellouts." One of the city's most controversial vigilantes finds himself embroiled in the most notorious scandals in the history of Powers -- and it all leads to murder. Walker and Deena go on a field trip to New York City to investigate the dirty underside of one of the seventies classic super teams.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 11.


By Erik Larsen.

Both the Savage Dragon and his son, Malcolm Eugene Jackson Dragon, conclude their current adventure as they both face their biggest challenges ever. And the Dragon makes a dramatic decision that will forever change his life.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 18.


By Erik Larsen

A must-have item for every Savage Dragon fan or folks who want to learn more about the Savage Dragon series. It's a compelling introduction to the world of the Savage Dragon. A complete guide to all things Savage Dragon-from synopses of the first 100 issues of the groundbreaking series to bios of every character you'd care to learn about and more trivia than you can shake a stick at.

64 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 11.

SPAWN #126

Written by Brian Holguin and Todd McFarlane, penciled by Angel Medina, inked by Danny Miki, cover by Greg Capullo and McFarlane.

"Wake Up Dreaming, Part II." What's the dark secret hidden in the heart of the seemingly idyllic Middle America town of Bliss? Somewhere among its manicured lawns and white picket fences lies a key to Spawn's new incarnation on Earth. Drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery of Bliss, Spawn is forced to reveal some painful, long-buried secrets of his own. What he discovers will change him forever -- if he survives.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 25.


Written and art by Jim Mahfood.

Mahfood brings an all-new collection of his infamous Stupid Comics newspaper strip. Nothing is safe from the keen, observational eye of Mahfood; from corrupt politicians, pop culture worship, Hollywood, the media, drugs, relationships, the music industry, television, sex, religion to war, Stupid Comics offers a satirical slant on all of these elements of our bizarre culture.

32 pages, black and white, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 4.


Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Cory Walker.

The star-spangled hero is caught up in a frantic search to find his missing daughter, Liberty. Meanwhile, his old Nazi sparring partner from World War II, Baron Blitzkrieg, teams up with one of SuperPatriot's oldest foes, thought dead, but now more deadly than ever--the nastiest Nazi of them all. All this plus Johnny Armstrong manages to squeeze in a poker game with some old friends.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 4.


Written by John Ney Rieber, penciled by Randy Green, inked by Jonathan Sibal, colored by Jonathan D. Smith.

A sun-drenched Aegean beach, pearls to dive for, a boyfriend who's never seen suntan lotion before... Lara's found it all on the Isle of Hydra. And she's never been so happy. But when a malevolent spirit from the mists of legend threatens to make her moment of happiness permanent-and terminal--Lara must master skills she's never dreamed she had-- Or spend eternity in stone, among the victims of Medusa's Garden.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 4.


Written by Marcia Chen, penciled by Joe Benitez, inked by Joe Weems.

Top Cow Classics is proud to present issue #1 of the highly acclaimed Magdalena series, presented here in its true illustrated format. Drawn by the incomparable Joe Benitez, this intricately woven tale is complimented here by showcasing it in the black and white format.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in store on Sept. 18.


Written by Joshua Dysart, penciled by Tone Rodriguez, inked by Digital Chameleon, covers by Rodriguez and Michael Turner.

Citizen Pain has disappeared from Rankor Island. In his wake the urban spiral of decay accelerates. Riots erupt, unemployment skyrockets, police meet civil unrest with panicked violent force, the streets are paved in broken glass. Into this asphalt jungle comes a new broken soul. A murderer who carves the word "scalpel" into her victims. Now Cheri Major is called in to bring this neoteric killer down before the whole island becomes a battlefield.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 25.


Written by David Wohl, penciled by Brian Ching, inked by Jason Gorder, colored by Steve Firchow.

When detective Sara Pezzini is called in to investigate a string of murders in Brooklyn, she quickly realizes there's a connection to a man she hasn't seen for some time and hoped she'd never see again--Mafia hitman Jackie Estacado, the man known as The Darkness. But since Jackie's dead, is there a new wielder on the scene? This issue serves as a prelude to the Endgame Crossover, beginning next month.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 25,

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