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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2007

IMAGE COMICS FOR AUGUST

For Top Cow Productions' solicitations for August, CLICK HERE.

SPECIAL FORCES #1

Written, art and cover by Kyle Baker.

The wackiest boot camp since "Stripes"! Special Forces follows a small-town autistic teen from his recruitment, through basic training, and then off to war in Iraq. With violent felons, mental patients, a violent mental hot chick felon and at least one "Don't ask don't tell", his unit is composed of the military's last line of defense. The very last line!

What happens when desperate army recruiters fall below quota at the same time the President calls for additional troops? Find out in Special Forces!

Inspired by a true 2006 incident in which an 18-year-old autistic Oregon boy was recruited into the army.

24 pages, $2.99, in stores on August 22.

BRIT #1

Written by Bruce Brown, art and cover by Cliff Rathburn.

Brit is a one-man, unstoppable killing machine...and eligible for a senior citizen's discount. He's been this country's last line of defense for almost a century--but after he inadvertently caused the death of his ex-wife and her son, he quit. Now something has drawn him out of retirement. Look out, evil -- Brit is back!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on August 15.

BONDS #1

Written, art and cover by Durwin Talon.

Faith Warner is an up and coming cellist leading a seemingly perfect life until the night she loses her father to an assassin's bullet. So when Faith discovers she has the opportunity to use long dormant magical abilities to exact her revenge, she takes it. Her path of retribution is a bloody one. To become an instrument of vengeance, she must sever the bonds of her happiness -- and sacrifice her future.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on August 1.

BOMB QUEEN IV # 1

Written, art and cover by Jimmie Robinson.

"Suicide Bomber." Bomb Queen declares war against the Image Universe! The nuclear aftermath from the Queen's last adventure put the country on high alert and forced government sanctions on her dictatorship. However, unknown to the Queen, there's a deeper, more evil plot forming right under her feet.

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

CASANOVA #8

Written by Matt Fraction, art by Fabio Moon, cover by Gabriel Ba.

An all-new storyline and an all-new artist ignite here as Casanova returns with the perfect jumping-on point for new readers. What terrible truth lurks inside of Dokkktor Klockhammer's horrible horror hospital? How much time passes on page eleven? Who IS that masked man? Who's the stone-cold fox behind the stick of that sick assault aircraft from the future? Do all women from the future look like that? We sure hope so -- because the future is where we'll spend the rest of oure lives.

24 pages, $1.99, in stores on August 8.

COMPASS #1

Written by C.B. Cebulski and Akihide Yanagi, art and cover by Ryuske Hamamoto.

Can four young witches wield the power of Earth's magic? In the world where Magic rules, the last four clans of witches meet on the summer solstice for the Rite of Ascendency ceremony. They are set to ring in a new generation of spiritual leadership and appoint their newest "Heirs to the Elements". However, a deadly attack by forces unknown leaves four young witches alone and helpless as they must learn to cooperate and use their knowledge, skills and magical abilities to prove they are indeed worthy of inheriting the abilities to control Earth's mystic forces.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on August 1.

ELEPHANTMEN: WAR TOYS #1

Written by Richard Starkings, art by Moritat, cover by Boo Cook, variant cover by Ladronn.

Invasion! Africa and China are at war. The battlefield: Europe. Enter: MAPPO's genetically engineered soldiers, The Elephantmen. At last, Starkings & Moritat tell the story of the war to end all wars in this special three-issue mini-series.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on August 22.

ELEPHANTMEN: HIP FLASK JIGSAW PUZZLE

Art by Ladronn.

Much like every lovingly crafted issue of Hip Flask, this thousand piece puzzle won't come together quickly... measuring 48.5 X 68 cm, it's a great gift and perfect for those rainy days in Mystery City.

1,000 pieces, $24.99, in stores on August 22.

IN HER DARKEST HOUR

Written, art and cover by Fernanda Chiella.

Lisa is a young girl on the brink of suicide. Living alone in a town with no family and no friends, she has fallen into despair. Can her newfound friend Joshua convince her that life is worth living, or will she fall to the embrace of death in her darkest hour?

32 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on August 8.

KILLING GIRL #1

Written by Glens Brunswick, art and cover by Frank Espinosa.

What if the Mafia had their own secret service...? Sara doesn't remember her real name. What she does know is that she traded away misery as a former prostitute and became a world-class killing machine. When a routine hit goes sour, Sara makes a shocking discovery: Suppressed memories, haunting her since childhood, are in fact true! And her real family, presumed dead, may actually still be alive. She begins to wonder about her life that could have been. Is it too late to reclaim her humanity? No one has ever retired from the Cosa Nostra secret service and lived.

32 pages, $2.99.

SORROW #1

Written by Rick Remender and Seth Peck, art by Francesco Francavilla, cover by Francavilla and Euan MacTavish.

In 1952, the U.S. Government's nuclear testing killed all of the good people of Sorrow, Nevada. Today, the sign in front of town reads "population zero". The locals, however, will tell you a very different story... When a car accident strands four young travelers in this desolate ghost town, they soon find that not all that is buried is dead.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99.

STEVE NILES' STRANGE CASES #1

Concept by Steve Niles, written by Dan Wickline, art by David Hartman.

"The Gathering." The greatest monster hunters in the world are called to Holcomb Manor to hear an offer they may not live long enough to refuse. The first part of the multi-format collaboration with D2C Games.

24 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 11.

CRIMELAND OGN

Written by Felipe Ferreira and Ivan Brandon, art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque.

Drug dealing, prostitution, and illegal fights are just ordinary things in La Rambla. But when one of the biggest crime lords is killed, the top criminals are going to start hell on earth to rule the city.

96 pages, $9.99, in stores on August 1.

THE SURREAL ADVENTURES OF EDGAR ALLAN POO OGN

Written by Dwight L. MacPherson, art by David Hartman, cover by Thomas Boatwright.

Edgar Allan Poe just lost everything. His dead wife is haunting him in his dreams, his latest book has bombed, and the imagination that fueled his stories has become a curse. His prayer to never dream again is answered one evening as he falls asleep in an outhouse. His discarded creativity takes the form of his dream child, Edgar Allan Poo, who must now undergo a strange odyssey through the poet's troubled mind. Shadowline presents a twisted glimpse into the dream life of America's greatest fantasist.

96 pages, $9.99, in stores on August 15.

GLISTER #1

Written, art and cover by Andi Watson.

"Glister Butterworth And The Haunted Teapot." From the writer of DC Minx graphic novel Clubbing, the Eisner and Harvey-nominated creator's new series follows the adventures of Glister, a girl who's a magnet for the weird and unusual. Self-contained, all-ages stories with a new Skeleton Key back-up.

64 pages, black and white, $5.99, in stores on August 1.

24SEVEN, VOL. 2 OGN

Written and art by Ashley Wood, Gene Ha, Adam Hughes, Dave Johnson, Frazer Irving, Michael Avon Oeming, Juan Doe, Jason Aaron, Niko Henrichon, Cb Cebulski, Ben Templesmith, Rafael Albuquerque, John Ney Rieber, Will Pfeiffer, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba and more, cover by Wood.

24seven features a who's who of today's best writers and artists from comics, film and animation, telling tales of robots in the city that never sleeps. Following in the tradition of the acclaimed hit 24seven volume one, volume two's stories run a cross-genre gamut, from crisis in space to bank robberies to gambling robot dogs. 24seven has romance, action, horror -- everything you want -- told by a cross-section of the most diverse writers and artists you'll find on the printed page.

200 pages, $19.99, in stores on August 1.

THE ART OF GREG CAPULLO TP

Art and cover by Greg Capullo.

"The comic artist's artist!" Ask anyone who knows the medium and that is what they will say about Greg Capullo. This collection features many never before seen pieces, with Greg taking you step by step through the creation of the new cover painting for the soft cover. Capullo's very best from comics and illustration, this stunning collection of drawings and paintings finally removes the text and logos from all those covers, and lets you take a good long look at the art itself.

160 pages, $24.99, in stores on August 1.

MADMAN, VOL. 1 TP

Written, art and cover by Mike Allred.

This first volume introduces Madman and the rest of the eccentric citizens of Snap City. There's mad genius Dr. Flem, the evil Mr. Mondstadt, and Joe, the love of Frank Einstein's life. Allred weaves colorful characters, pop culture and super-heroics into heartfelt modern myth!

300 pages, $24.99, in stores on August 22.

NOBLE CAUSES VOL. 7: POWERLESS TP

Written by Jay Faerber, art by Jon Bosco, cover by Khary Randolph.

Race Noble has lost his powers, and he's convinced his life is over. But his wife Liz has never had any superpowers, and she tries to convince him that there's more to life than being a superhero. Meanwhile, Rusty Noble learns a horrible secret about his girlfriend, which sends him on a collision course with his hated half-brother, Frost. Collects Noble Causes #19-25

184 pages, $15.99, in stores on August 8.

PX! BOOK 1: A GIRL AND HER PANDA OGN

Written by Manny Trembley and Eric A. Anderson, art and cover by Trembley.

PX! is the story of a young girl named Dahlia who -- with the help of her giant and trusty Panda sidekick - sets off on an epic journey around the globe to save her missing father. Unbeknownst to our heroes, Dad has been kidnapped by Pollo, an evil goat mastermind bent on taking over the world, and it's only a matter of time before Pollo's twisted machinations will be unleashed. Paths will be crossed, alliances will be formed, and ninjas will be punched! Will this unlikely band of misfits be able to stop Pollo in time, or is it already too late for Dalia's dad -- and the world?

168 pages, $16.99, in stores on August 1.

SPAWN, VOL. 4 TP

Written by Todd McFarlane and Brian Holguin, art by McFarlane and Greg Capullo, cover by McFarlane.

Classic Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo at the top of their game in both art and story! Spawn, the archetypal anti-hero, features in pivotal confrontations with many classic villains. Complete your Spawn library! Twenty issues of pulse pounding sequentials, containing issues 55-75 of the Spawn comic. Collects Spawn #55-75

400 pages, $29.95, in stores on August 29.

STRAY TOASTERS TP

Written, art and cover by Bill Sienkiewicz.

Locked up for a crime he didn't commit, burnt out detective Egon Rustemagick is released from a high security mental institution in order to catch a serial-killing monster who is murdering and mutilating housewives and young children. Thus Stray Toasters, the seminal graphic novel written and painted by one of the world's most innovative and influential comic book artists, Bill Sienkiewicz. Stray Toasters, a full-color definitive annotated volume, showcases Sienkiewicz at the top of his game. Contains new cover, cover gallery and a few surprises.

224 pages, $24.99.

TECH JACKET VOL 1: THE BOY FROM EARTH TP

Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by E.J. Su.

The Geldarians are a race of incredibly intelligent, yet physically weak and fragile beings. To compensate for their frailty they have invented the "Tech Jacket," a vest that every Geldarian is equipped with upon birth. A fully developed Tech Jacket is considered to be one of the most powerful weapons in the universe. Zack Thompson, through an event of sheer chance, has come to possess a Tech Jacket of his own. Now it appears that the fate of the entire universe rests on his shoulders as he learns that with infinite power comes infinite responsibility. Collects Tech Jacket #1-6 in full color or the first time in the USA.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on August 15.

THE AMORY WARS #3

Written by Claudio Sanchez, art by M.S. Miller, cover by Tony Moore.

Coheed and Cambria have been captured and ride a spaceship bound for Paris: Earth. At the house, Claudio discovers Josephine's dead body, the vicious Priest that killed her -- and some amazing new powers -- as his own fight for survival begins. How does the Kilgannon family's self-awareness play into Inferno's plans for revenge? Will Maria's rebellion free Heaven's Fence -- or destroy it?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on August 15.

BAD PLANET #3

Written by Steve Niles and Thomas Jane, art by Jim Daly and Tim Bradstreet, cover by Bernie Wrightson and Mark Schultz.

The fearsome, loathsome DeathSpiders˘ continue their sickening carnal rampage over the ravaged earth -- this time in heart-thumping, mind-numbing Super-Terror 3-D! The Phaedon Warrior makes his way to Earth, and Veronica Falcon thinks he may hold the key to stopping the horrific Deathspiders. But will the escaped alien convict want to lend a hand? Or is he here to revel in the destruction? Plus, no less than 14 pages of full-color 3D done by the master of Stereoscopic imaging, Ray Zone! Super-Terror 3-D glasses included!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on August 15.

DUST #2

Written, art and cover by Paolo Parente.

With the Axis poised to launch a manned orbiting space probe to end WWII once and for all, the Sino-soviets lead a sabotage mission to Reicher Castle to stop the rocket. Outmanned and outgunned, the team was captured. Now, deep behind enemy lines, a ragtag U.S. Special Forces ranger team must mount a seemingly impossible rescue mission to save the Sino-soviet unit allies and destroy the rocket.

32 pages, $2.99.

DYNAMO 5 #6

Written by Jay Faerber, art and cover by Mahmud A. Asrar and Ron Riley.

Chrysalis and her offspring have got Maddie backed into a corner as they reveal even more secrets about Captain Dynamo, which leads Maddie to take desperate measures. Meanwhile, F.L.A.G. agent Augie Ford makes an offer to someone on the Dynamo 5 team -- but can Augie be trusted?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on August 2.

FRANK FRAZETTA'S DEATH DEALER #5

Written by Joshua Ortega, art by Nat Jones and Jay Fotos, covers by Frank Frazetta, Nat Jones and Jay Fotos.

Rian Atar finally reaches the castle of King Strom--only to find a most terrible surprise waiting for him and his men! Adelia, Lambeau and Dreovid follow the Death Dealer to the edge of the Angra Swamp, where the grotesque Dazaka lies in wait. Featuring one of the biggest shocks in fantasy history--this is one twist readers won't see coming!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 8.

GUTSVILLE #4

Written by Simon Spurrier, art and cover by Frazer Irving.

Albert finds himself tangled amongst the Vittals: a cadre of idealistic revolutionaries. Will he finally discover the peace he craves, or merely trade one violent life for another? Meanwhile, Emelia must endure her marriage to the unctuous George Rathbone, finally witnessing first-hand the freaky practices of the JonahKin. And all the while, the Great Beast swims on, far more aware of the life in its belly than the citizens of Gutsville could ever guess.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on August 22.

HIDING IN TIME #2

Written by Christopher E. Long, art and cover by Ryan Winn.

With every passing moment Abraham Smith remains in 1774, he comes closer to having to fight three assassins from the future! Outgunned, outmanned, and out of time, Abraham must decide whether to abandon his new life and family -- and live to fight another day.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on August 22.

INVINCIBLE #46

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

Invincible and Rex Splode haven't always seen eye-to-eye but when Dupli-Kate's twin brother Multi-Paul comes to town, more than a little angry about his sister's death, the two of them find a little common ground on which to relate -- common ground called kicking ass!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on August 15.

PVP #37

Written and art by Scott Kurtz, cover by Claire Hummel.

After a hard day's night, curl up with a copy of PvP and take a magical mystery tour of hilarity. It will please, please you.

24 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on August 22.

REPO #3

Written by Rick Spears, art and cover by Rob G.

KD and Emil have got the clone, and everyone in the sprawl is after them! The Boss man puts the dangerous Chinese repo brothers Ming and Ling on the case, Killian dispatches his well-armed private mercenary security force and the Clone Liberation Army is fired up and in hot pursuit. But it's Lola who comes up ahead as the chase blasts off Earth -- final destination: the moon!

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

THE RIDE: DIE VALKYRIE! #3

Written by Doug Wagner, art and variant cover by Brian Stelfreeze, cover by Rob Haynes.

All roads merge when the Valkyries meet Laci and the nuns, with the bad guys hot on their tails and taking no prisoners! As the bodies pile up, the true Laci is unleashed. Uh-oh...

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on August 15.

SPAWN #173

Written by David Hine, art by Brian Haberlin, cover by Greg Capullo.

"A Tale of Three Brothers" continues as Al Simmons becomes a cold-blooded killer, while his brothers follow their own paths: one to become a man of justice, the other descending into drug addiction and mental breakdown. As the memories flood back, Spawn begins to realize that it was no accident that he was chosen to become a Hellspawn.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 26.

SPAWN: GODSLAYER #4

Written by Brian Holguin, art by Philip Tan, cover by Jay Anacleto.

"The Winter King," part 4 of 4. In the conclusion to the "Winter King" saga, it's a furious battle to the death between the Godslayer and the cannibal God, Urshrek. But Bairn soon discovers there may be more at stake in the outcome than he had bargained for. Meanwhile, Neva makes a bargain of her own.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on August 22.

STRANGE EMBRACE #4

Writter, art and cover by David Hine, color by Rob Steen.

The death of his father only seems to make Anthony Corbeau's strange obsessions more extreme, and Sarah starts to learn more about the sinister family secret concerning Anthony's mother.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on August 8.

THE WALKING DEAD #42

Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn.

The time has come.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on August 22.



PLATINUM STUDIOS TITLES

GHOSTING #1

Written by Fred Van Lente, art by Charles Carvalho, cover by Marc Wolfe.

As hazing is no longer legal on college campuses, fraternities and sororities have had to find a new way to test the mettle of their pledges -- Ghosting. Ghosting is designed to scare pledges out of their wits with pranks designed to play on their greatest fears. However, what happens if the ghosts are real?

32 pages, $2.99.

CONSUMED #2

Written by Asa Shumskas-Tait, art by Dennis Budd and Joe Caramanga, colors by Stu Chaifetz, cover by Joseph Michael Linsner.

Oliver fights with the eternal question: When is the right time to introduce your demonically-possessed girlfriend, Casey, to your interfering mother and brother (who happens to be a priest)? Plus, Gavin, Casey's ex-boyfriend has determined that this is the right time to bring forth Kavaleth, Lord of Kaos; and all of this before dessert is served.

32 pages, $2.99.

THE WEAPON #3

Written by Fred Van Lente, art by Charles Carvalho.

In order for our hero, Tommy Zhou, to save his partner, Megan, he must first defeat the Forest Demons' best fighter, Sequoia, and then pass through a maze of obstacles to get to the secret scroll of Bohidharma before the kidnappers do. Nobody ever said being a hero would be easy.

32 pages, $2.99.



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