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WEDNEDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2008

IMAGE COMICS FOR MAY

FIREBREATHER #1

Written by Phil Hester, art and cover by Andy Kuhn.

Back by popular demand, the adventures of Firebreather continue in this all-new monthly title. High school is tough enough for normal kids, but when your Dad is a city-stomping giant monster who expects you to follow in his footsteps it gets even tougher.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 14.

STUDIO SPACE TP

By Joel Meadows and Gary Marshall.

From the creators of Tripwire comes a unique book that looks at the way that the worldís best comic book artists work, visiting their studios and getting into their mindset. Each chapter also looks at the creatorsí big break and whether their working methods have changed over the years. Featuring a spectacular line-up including Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Jim Lee, Joe Kubert, Tim Bradstreet, Duncan Fegredo, Walter Simonson, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, Tim Sale and many more.

320 pages, $29.99, in stores on May 29 (Hardcover, $49.99).

BOMB QUEEN V #1

Written, art and cover by Jimmie Robinson.

"The Divine Comedy," part 1. Bomb Queen is framed for a series of murders in the small town of Littleville. Trapped in her city of crime, the Queen employs a ragtag group of fanboys to discover the truth -- before Littleville brings justice in the form of the ultimate superhero!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 7.

ALETHIA #1

Written, art and cover by Bob LeFevre.

Thea's life as an adrenalin junky becomes a Greek Tragedy after mythological gods kill her boyfriend and destroy her town. Bewildered and heartbroken, she fights to avenge his death in a full-throttle confrontation -- all while the balance of power between divinity and humanity rests in her making it out alive!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 29.

GEMINI #1

Written by Jay Faerber, art and cover by Jon Sommariva and FColor.

From the creator of Dynamo 5 and Noble Causes comes Image's newest superstar: Gemini, a super-hero whose identity is so secret, even he doesn't know what it is! Dan Johnson is just a normal guy with a normal job -- or so he thinks. What he doesn't know is that a secret organization is using him as their weapon against crime. Dan Johnson is Gemini!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 9.

PRETTY BABY MACHINE #1

Written by Clark Westerman, art and cover by Kody Chamberlain.

Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson and Machine Gun Kelly join forces when 1933's mob-boss supreme, Al Capone, declares war on them! The most unexpected team-up in comics history told in a film noir style that will have fans of Road to Perdition and Batman: The Long Halloween screaming for more!

32 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on May 7.

WILDGUARD: INSIDER #1

Written by Todd Nauck, art by Nauck, Steven Sanchez and Justin Peterson, cover by Nauck.

Todd Nauck is back with a new installment of his popular made-for-TV super team, WildGuard! Get an inside look into the lives and adventures of these reality TV heroes as part one of the exclusive WildGuard internet comic strips are collected here for the very first time! Also this issue, Red Rover encounters a new foe with bizarre consequences. The fan-favorite "Where Are They Now?" feature returns spotlighting rejected contenders: Mover & Shaker and Adhesor. Plus, mini fact files on the heroes of the WildGuard universe.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 14.

DEATH GRUB #1

Written, art and cover by Ryan Ottley.

New character, new story and new art from Invincible's Ryan Ottley! Every thousand years, the Death Grub comes to savage the land ñ and only one man can stop it! A story so pulse-pounding it had to committed to paper in 24 hours!

24 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on May 7.

FRANK FRAZETTA'S SWAMP DEMON

Written by Joshua Ortega, art and cover by Josh Medors and Jay Fotos, variant cover by Frank Frazetta and Nat Jones.

Set in the Land of Iparsia, 500 years before the epic "Shadows of Mirahan" storyline from Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer, this is a dark fantasy story of druids, demons, and the mysterious and beautiful witch-goddess known as Kallista.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 7.

PVP 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

Written and art by Scott Kurtz, cover by Jeff Smith.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Web's second most popular comic strip! Featuring stories, art and pin-ups by some of the industry's greatest: Cully Hamner, Joseph Michael Linsner, Jeff Parker, Todd Dezago & Craig Rousseau, Mark Brooks, Brandon Peterson, Lea Hernandez, Gabe & Tycho, Brian Denham, Ryan Ottley, Steve Hamaker and more. Plus, an awesome cover by Jeff Smith!

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on May 29.

MONSTER ZOO OGN

Written, art and cover by Doug Tennapel.

Hot on the heels of Iron West and Flink, Monster Zoo tells the story of a young boy who discovers his local zoo may be more frightening than he imagined!

120 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on May 7.

THE SAFEST PLACE OGN

Written by Steven Grant and Victor Riches, art and cover by Tom Mandrake.

War photographer Matthew Castle suffered a brutal event in his past, closing him off emotionally, but granting him a special gift: He cannot feel physical pain.

Allied with a beautiful but secretive news reporter, Matthew uses his unique ability to track down the kidnapped daughter of a wealthy San Francisco family. His daring journey leads him to the Sudan where a brutal showdown with the girl's sadistic father pushes Matthew to the brink. Forced to confront his past, not only is the kidnapped child's safety at stake, but Matthew's sanity as well.

104 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on May 14.

SPAWN: THE BOOK OF THE DEAD HC

Written by David Hine, art by Ashley Wood and Geirrod Van Dyke, cover by Wood.

At long last, the unholy legend can be told! Secrets revealed! In-depth character backgrounds! Hellishly brilliant character art! From Malebolgia to Sam and Twitch to the Heap, each character in the Spawn comic mythos is beautifully rendered by Wood and Van Dyke. The secret history of the Hellspawn is finally divulged with comprehensive text by Spawn writer David Hine.

72 pages, $24.95, in stores on May 29.

THE AMAZING JOY BUZZARDS VOL. 1: HERE COME THE SPIDERS GN

Written by Mark Andrew Smith, art and cover by Dan Hipp.

The world's greatest rock 'n roll adventure band makes their original graphic novel debut With girl-magnet Biff on guitar and vocals, tough guy Stevo on bass, and four-eyed genius Gabe on drums - not to mention their mythical Mexican wrestler genie, El Campeon - the Amazing Joy Buzzards hop from one fast-paced adventure to the next, living life to the fullest! As their world tour commences, their battle with the nefarious Spider Syndicate gets into full swing with the fate of the world in the balance!

300 pages, black an white, $19.99, in stores on May 7.

PROOF VOL. 1: GOATSUCKER TP

Written by Alex Grecian, art and cover by Riley Rossmo.

If you believe in monsters -- Proof doesn't leave urban legends where it finds them. Bigfoot wears a suit to the office. Fairies devour anyone in sight. A lonely monster wears human skins for company. The hit series starts here. Collects Proof #1-5.

128 pages, $9.99, in stores on May 7.

SUBURBAN GLAMOUR VOL. 1 TP

Written, art and cover by Jamie McKelvie.

Life's tough when you're a teenageróhomework, boy trouble and meddling parents. So when Astrid Johnson has to deal with imaginary friends turned real, monster attacks and faerie magic as wellóthat's just not fair, is it? Collecting the mini-series from the co-creator of Phonogram.

104 pages, $9.99, in stores on May 7.

YOUNGBLOOD VOL. 1: FOCUS TESTED TP

Written by Joe Casey, art and cover by Derec Donovan.

At long last, the Blood is back! A new team jam-packed with old friends! Old enemies returning in a whole new way! You've never seen celebrity superheores like this. You're seen the imitators -- now check out the original! Reprinting issues #1-4 of the hit series. Loaded with extra features! The all-new Youngblood library begins here! Collects Youngblood #1-4.

96 pages, $9.99, in stores on May 29.

'76 #5

Written by B. Clay Moore and Seth Peck, art by Ed Tadem and Tigh Walker, cover by Tadem.

In Jackie Karma, Jackie and Marcus are drawn deeper into what seems to be a hidden conspiracy, as the players in the story begin to come together, and we first meet the Soul Brigade, ass-kicking soul band/street fighters. In Cool, Leon deals with stripper on the run Cherry Baum, and Pete finds himself dodging mob bullets. Fired directly at him. From point blank range.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on May 9.

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #7

Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Jason Howard.

The secret is out, the world knows that Gary Hampton -- The Astounding Wolf-Man -- is a murderer. Needless to say, his family doesn't take it well. Gary's life is falling apart around him.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 29.

DARK IVORY #2

Written by Joseph Michael Linsner and Eva Hopkins, art and cover by Linsner.

"Spellbound." Ivory gets in over her head as she explores the underbelly of New York City nightclub life: the secret world of the bloodsuckers. Hidden doors are suddenly opened, and clandestine societies are revealed. Ivory's new "friends" are out to show her that blood really is thicker than water...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 21.

DEAD SPACE #3

Written by Antony Johnston, art and cover by Ben Templesmith.

Real space. Real terror. The third installment of the prequel horror series to Electronic Arts' upcoming sci-fi survival horror game. The mysterious artifact is finally excavated at the Aegis VII mining colony. Theories about its true purpose spread like wildfire, and hint of a terrible fate for the colonists.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 7.

DYNAMO 5 #14

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

Introducing Vigil, the official protector of Tower City! So where does that leave Dynamo 5 --?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 16.

ELEPHANTMEN #16

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

"Dark Heart." A woman from The Silencer's past has tracked him down to Los Angeles. Finally Elephantmen presents the story of The Silencer, who he is and how he came to be. Plus: The Sleeze Brothers by John Carnell and Andy Lanning.

40 pages, $2.99, in stors on May 21.

GODLAND #24

Written by Joe Casey, art and cover by Tom Scioli.

Book Twenty-Four: Twelive-finger squeeze. Trapped in a world he never made! Wait -- That sounds a little too familiar. Okay, try this: Commander Adam Archer escapes this twisted neo-fantasy and gets his cosmic groove on to put a fractured reality back on track! And is this the final fate of Neela Archer?! This issue wraps up Year Two in mind-bending style!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 23.

HAWAIIAN DICK #6

Written by B. Clay Moore, art by Jason Armstrong, cover by Steven Griffin.

"Jazz Interlude." A tale of murder and blues in the night, as Byrd first meets trumpet player Tread Lightly and tries to solve an unsolvable murder.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 29.

THE INFINITE HORIZON #5

Written by Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto, art and cover by Noto.

Strange broadcasts lead the Captain into the clutches of a dangerous society. He finds a friendly face from his past, but many new dangers on the last leg of his journey home. How will the Captain escape, and will he finally find a safe way home?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 7.

JACK STAFF #17

Written, art and cover by Paul Grist.

Now monthly! Introducing Castletown's newest hero: The Butler! But will he be enough to stop Shock running riot in the city streets?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 14.

LUCHA LIBRE #4

Written by Jerry Frissen, art by Bill, Tanquerelle, Fabien M., Gobi and Witko, cover by Tanquerelle.

It's 64 pages of Lucha Libre madness! The Luchadoritos vs. small town boredom! The Tikitis vs. Voodoo Zombies! Tequila vs. El Panda and the Pom Pom Ninjas! The Luchadores 5 vs. the Greasers from the Black Lagoon! Professor Furia vs. his pathetic life! The baddest four-color battles to grace a paneled pageóplus the secret origin of Dr. Destructions Formidables!

64 pages, $6.99, in stores on May 7.

THE MICE TEMPLAR #5

Written by Bryan J.L. Glass and Michael Avon Oeming, art and cover by Oeming.

The sacred Readers of the Wheat declare final judgment on Karic's life and his validity to fulfill the Prophecy within the heart of the Great Ash Tree. While Templar rivals Pilot and Cassius each face the ancient vengeance of bats. And Rat Captain Tosk's slave train arrives at the capital city of the mice at last, Dealrach Ard-Vale--the Shining City--where rats, mice & weasels live together in peace --all under the cold and baleful gaze of King Icarus and his court.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 29.

NOBLE CAUSES #34

Written by Jay Faerber, art and cover by Yildiray Cinar and Ron Riley.

The reinvigorated series continues with a villain straight from the pages of DYNAMO 5! The Noble family is hot on the trail of the super- villain called Bonechill, because he's the only person who can save Frost's life!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 21.

THE PERHAPANAUTS #2

Written by Todd Dezago, art and cover by Craig Rousseau.

"Triangle," part two. Shocking revelations about Arisa's secret past give us further insight into the Perhapanauts' reluctant leader. What is she running from? And can she hide from it much longer...? Meanwhile, Choopie takes charge as King of the Gremlinls and tensions continue to mount between the Perhapanauts and the Clan of Mothmen as war brews in the Bermuda Triangle!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 21.

PROOF #8

Written by Alex Grecian, art and cover by Riley Rossmo.

"Company of Men," part three. Will Ginger reach Proof in time to prevent him from being dinner? Of course she will. But another Lodge agent bows out for good this issue.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 29.

THE REVENANT #3

Written by Rob M. Worley, Shannon Eric Denton and Keith Giffen, art and cover by Mat Santolouco.

Traps are laid and secrets revealed as gangster Hiroshima Jr. and his White Zodiac make their last stand, determined to end The Revenant's brutal campaign. But the grim-faced crimefighter won't give up the ghost that easily! A bathed-in-blood conclusion that will chill you to the bone and leave you screaming...for more!

In the spirit of the Shadow, and perhaps in the shadow of the Spirit, comes a new ghastly avenger... the Revenant.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 29.

SCREAMLAND #3

Written by Harold Sipe, art and cover by Hector Casanova.

Now it's time for everyone favorite convention: Bar Con! Carl London, the Wolf-Man, barnstorms the Midwest comic-con scene with third-string aging sci-fi actors in tow. How can one help but party like a rock star at Kansas' premier sports /hotel bar? Hard questions are asked: Does one drink "in character?" If you buy your B-actor idol a drink, must he read your fan fiction? At the end of the night, the Wolf-Man faces a foe even his drunken, wolf-y prowess may be unable to defeat!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 14.

SCUD, THE DISPOSABLE ASSASSIN #24

Written and art by Rob Schrab, cover by David Hartman.

"Death of the Over-Used Muse," concolusion. 15 years in the making: The final chapter of Scud the Disposable Assassin. Scud, Drywall, Mess and Hank Gritt attack Heaven in one last attempt to bring Sussudio back to life. How can these guys possibly defeat the Seraphim's legions of Angelic troops? Scud really going to die?

32 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on May 7.

SPAWN #182

Written by David Hine, art and cover by Brian Haberlin.

The end of Spawn. 'Nuff said.

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

THE SWORD #8

Written by Joshua Luna, art and cover by Jonathan Luna.

Dara has targeted her sister's killer--one of the three powerful strangers who have murdered her family. With her friends, Julie and Justin, she has arrived in the Caribbean to search for him. But with only a handful of vague, cryptic clues to the killer's whereabouts, will Dara be able to find him and exact her revenge?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 21.

TRANSHUMAN #3

Written and cover by Jonathan Hickman, art by Jm Ringuet.

"Business is War." Welcome to the free market economy. ChimeraCorp and Humonics, Inc. fight over market share. The world's first enhanced humans take a more prominent, public role. And when internal conflict at one of the corporations results in the ouster of its founder, the federal government gets involved with concerns about the need for oversight. Plus jokes.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 7.

THE WALKING DEAD #51

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

Too late to save this one.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on May 21.



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