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Wednesday, June 23, 2004


Following are Image Comics' solicitations for September, with information coming from the publisher:


Written by Marc Andreyko, art by Andy Lee, cover by Greg Capullo.

"Ancient Chinese Secret, Huh?" Part Five of Six. Not only are Sam and Twitch hip deep in heroin, dead Chinese gang casualties and a 700-year-old, extremely pissed-off vampiress, but Twitch is going to be late for his daughter's school play. And if the vampires scared you, wait 'til you see Mrs. Twitch in a bad mood! Plus: the most unexpected last page...ever.

32 pages, black and white, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Phil Hester, art and cover by Mike Huddleston.

Cole's journey of loss and redemption comes to a mind-bending conclusion in a final confrontation with the unstoppable Dervish and his master, the immortal Ramman. Will Cole lose his soul to save his family?

32 pages, black and white, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by Carmen Treffiletti, art and color by Kristian Donaldson, inks by Nick Zagami, cover by Kristian Donaldson.

"The Light of Other Days" Part Two. As Delk and the four strangers find themselves face to face with the mysterious Agent Seagraves, the circumstances that led them there are revealed. An opportunity arises to test their meddle. Can these strangers trust each other enough to come out alive?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by B. Clay Moore, art by Nick Derington, cover by Steven Griffin.

With Mo missing, Byrd attempts to unravel the mystery behind the sabotage of the Seaside Sands and Coral Reef resorts. As Kahami heads into the surrounding villages, Byrd attempts to coax information from underworld strongman Stew Mulligan by drinking him under the table. Along the way, Byrd stumbles onto the secret behind the mob¹s fascination with Hawaii, Kahami uncovers the legends of the bay, Mo prepares for a date with hungry sharks, and Stew comes face-to-face with his own mortality.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Robert Kirkman, art by Ryan Ottley, cover by Cory Walker and Bill Crabtree.

Old doors close as new ones open. Mark Grayson, AKA Invincible, has reached the end of his high school years. Watch as our hero dons that goofy-looking cap and gown and hope some big super-villain doesn't crash his graduation ceremony. Then again, what are the chances of THAT happening?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written, art and cover by Paul Grist.

He's called the Shadow and he's an ambiguous, amoral enigma. But when Becky Burdock finds herself at the mercy of a group of monster hunters, the Shadow is the only one who can save her.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written and illustrated by Frank Cho, cover by Cho.

As the summer approaches, Brandy secretly falls in love with Frank. But around the corner, a catastrophe of global proportions awaits. Brandy must battle her evil counterpart from a parallel universe to save Frank and the animal sanctuary! This is the third collection of the award-winning comic book series, Liberty Meadows. All the comic strips within are completely remastered and uncensored, and this volume also includes a cover art gallery, extensive sketch and illustration sections, plus a complete, never-before-published Liberty Meadows short story.

144 pages, black and white, $24.95, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Ryan Foley, art and cover by Mike O¹Hara.

Orko's desire to return home escalates, and he seeks out a way to return to Trolla. In the process, he discovers important clues about Eternia's past and how his ancient relatives played an important part in the history of the world they know.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Jay Faerber, art and cover by Fran Bueno, cover by Rodolfo Migliari.

A source approaches Race and Liz with information that casts Krennick in a bad light, a surprising figure aids Detective O'Mega in his investigation of Krennick and Rusty and his teammates face overwhelming odds on their secret mission.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Mile Gunter and Ivan Brandon, art by Andy MacDonald, cover by Kelsey Shannon.

The outside reflects the in, as the east coast falls prey to a historic blackout that darkens everything but the night sky. Under cover of plain sight, all the wrong types come out to play. Headed away from both sides of the law, Marco witnesses the fulfillment of all of his fears. With the power down throughout the city, will secrets come to light?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written, art and cover by Mark Texeira.

Following the end of Lucifer's war, his legions of angels were banished to Hell to suffer an eternity for their actions. For one of the fallen, the suffering is about to end. Pscythe, once one of the most powerful angelic entities, has been granted a chance for redemption. To succeed, it must inhabit the subconsciousness of a human vessel in order to understand and appreciate the lessons on Earth that it did not learn in Heaven or Hell. Without her knowledge, Angela, a novice bounty hunter, is chosen to be that vessel, placing her in the middle of a spiritual struggle for Pscythe's allegiance.

Plus: Industry of War. Written by Jordan Raskin and Andrew Lelling, with art and back cover by Raskn.

Undercover military agents are charged with the responsibility of hunting down missing bio-symbiotic weaponry that has fallen into the hands of the general public. All hell breaks loose when the agents realize the latest weapon on their list was programmed with an assassination mission during the Gulf War, just prior to being shelved for malfunction. Will the agents find it before it completes its misguided mission?

40 pages, black and white, $3.95.


Written, illustrated and cover by Jim Mahfood.

Popular underground artist Jim Mahfood has rummaged through his sketchbooks and journals to produce this epic little art book showcasing never-before-seen sketches, girlie drawings, ideas, short comic strips and much, much more! This is an absolute must-have for Mahfood maniacs and fans of cool art everywhere.

120 pages, black and white, $9.95, in stores on Sept. 29.

PvP #11

Written and illustrated by Scott Kurtz, cover by Erik Larsen and Kurtz.

Brent conducts a study to test the effects of violent video games on kids. When loveable oaf Skull the Troll is accidentally exposed to the gruesome images, it sends him on an uncontrollable rampage. Who can stop the 400-pound Troll from destroying the city? The Savage Dragon is willing to give it a shot.

32 pages, black and white, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by Rob Zombie, art by Pat Boutin, Gene Colan, Will Conrad, Kieron Dwyer and Miguel Montenegro, cover by EJ Su.

No one can get enough Zombie in their life! That¹s why the sold out issues #3 and 4 have been resurrected for this special omnibus edition! All the spook, twice the show and always international! Get your copy before everyone else does. Otherwise you¹ll find yourself crying in your sleepŠ and it won¹t be because we didn¹t warn you!

48 pages, $4.95, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written, illustrated and cover by Erik Larsen.

The return of Arachnid! While unknown forces conspire to put the Savage Dragon into the White House, one of his earliest foes works to put him in the grave. Another fantastic, full-length Savage Dragon epic by series creator Erik Larsen, plus the final chapter of the Mighty Man serial by Erik Larsen and Mark Englert.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written, illustrated and cover by Erik Larsen.

Collected for the first time: The six issues that changed the face of the Savage Dragon for all time. Desperate to help his friends in their time of need, Dragon deserts Special Operations Strikeforce and heads home to Chicago to stop the Vicious Circle. But can our harrowed hero hope to halt the combined forces of his most fiendish foes? The answer will amaze and astound you. Collects Savage Dragon #47-52.

144 pages, $49.95, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Mark Englert.

The end is nigh! Dragon and what's left of the Gods must unite to stop an ancient evil that threatens to end all life on this planet. This epic battle will not soon be forgotten in this or any other realm. Dragon has faced off against many threats in his time, but nothing like this.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by Jason Rand, art and cover by Juan E. Ferreyra.

"Killing Grin," Part Four. Despite the best efforts of precog detective Owen Young and his friends, the secret that will put them all behind bars is about to be revealed. Owen is left with one final chance to save himself, but doing so means ending a man's life. In a tense confrontation in Farrell's apartment, Owen must finally face what he's become and make a decision that may haunt him for the rest of his life.

32 pages, black and white, in stores on Sept. 22, $2.95.

SPAWN #138

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

"A Thousand Clowns," Part Five. The island of Manhattan is plunged into darkness and a demented army of The Clown's minions runs amok, turning the city streets into the devil's playground. Now a wounded and weary Spawn battles against hope to bring salvation to a city driven to the very edge of chaos. Before the dawn comes, there will be a heavy price to pay. Meanwhile, Mammon offers Nyx an alternate history of Heaven and Hell.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Robert Kirkman, art by E.J. Su, cover by Cory Walker and Bill Crabtree.

Baron Blitzkrieg has begun his whirlwind tour of the USA, conquering town after town on his way. An unstoppable force is sweeping across this great nation with little to no resistance. Where is SuperPatriot? Where is America's Fighting Force? This is NOT the time for cuddling with the wife. There's a country to save.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by Allen Curtis, art and cover by Mark Beachum.

The Syphons Application is the story of four young adults endowed with alien siphoning powers. They do not fight crime, but defend Earth from alien assault through the Syphon Gate. This science-fiction thriller follows the search for one lost member and his powerful transformation into something far from human. Collects Syphons Volume II, #1-3.

96 pages, black and white, $14.95, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Jonathan and Joshua Luna, art and cover by Jonathan Luna. "Seven Days," Part Two. To Pearl Penalosa, the busiest crime fighter in Spring City, the fortune-teller's prophecy of finding true love within seven days looks doubtful when her idea of a good catch means busting a bad guy with minimal collateral damage. Despite her friends' optimism, Pearl is initially skeptical. But after experiencing a series of serendipitous events, a girl can't help but wonder.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by Robert Marcelo Cassaro and Petra Leao, art and cover by Edu Francisco.

The stakes are raised when the new Dark Force makes his play for dominance. Now Victória and her newfound companions must push forward to learn the secrets behind their new foe and his plans for the Earth. With power a hundred times greater than the destructive force of the former Monster, God K'Athanoa, the Dark Force could easily tear this planet apart. Placing her pride aside, Victória now seeks the aid of the Heavenly Knights in order to quickly bring about the defeat of what appears to be an unbeatable foe.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Robert Kirkman, art by Charlie Adlard, cover by Tony Moore.

It always comes down to this: At any moment, a zombie could leap out of the shadows and end your life. At last, it seems like there is a cause that unites mankind to end all our petty squabbles. But no. It's never that simple. Now Rick has a gun to his head.

32 pages, black and white, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 1.

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