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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2008

IMAGE COMICS FOR JUNE

WAR HEROES #1

Written by Mark Millar, art and cover by Tony Harris.

The mind that reinvented superheroes for the 21st Century joins forces with one of comicdom's best artists to chart a new courses for superhero action in a series that will definitely be one of the talked about of the year!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 25.

AMORY WARS II #1

Written by Claudio Sanchez, art and cover by Tony Moore.

"The Second Stage Turbine Blade, Part VII." The first new issue of "The Amory Wars"! Trapped in space, Coheed and Cambria use their new-found abilities to face off against the awesome power of Admiral Vielar Crom; the Prise make a terrible sacrifice; and Supreme Tri-Mage Wilhelm Ryan reveals the secret behind his plans to power the ultimate weapon. Jumping out of the exciting events of the first epic mini-series, the final details of the star-spanning saga of "The Second Stage Turbine Blade" come to light. The Amory Wars starts here!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 4.

CHARLATAN BALL #1

Written by Joe Casey, art and cover by Andy Suriano.

Welcome to the Ball! Meet Chuck Amok, a down-and-out stage magician pumping the sleaze 'n peanut circuit. When he and his trusty rabbit, Caesar, are transported to a reality where magic actually works -- Chuck's showbiz compulsions take on a whole new meaning. But why was this wayward chucker picked? Only the vile Demon Empty knows for sure!

24 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 11.

KILL ALL PARENTS #1

Written by Mark Andrew Smith, art and cover by Marcelo Dichiara.

Kill All Parents is the story of an authoritarian government's secret program to "save" mankind by eliminating villains: by insuring that every child born with a super power becomes a super hero. Based on the life's work of a brilliant but demented scientist and futurist, the method is effective but fantastically cruel, unnatural, and ultimately deeply flawed. We follow the last of the strong heroes, the remaining brave, who fight for not only their future and the lives of their families, but that of all mankind.

36 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 18.

A RED MASS FOR MARS #1

Written by Jonathan Hickman, art and cover by Ryan Bodenheim.

"Eternity." In a world that has survived every catastrophe imaginable, a new threat from beyond stars looks to be the end of all humanity. A Red Mass for Mars is a story about the death of utopia, the last days of Earth and the one man who could save us all - but won't.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 11.

VIX #1

Written by Rantz A. Hosely, art and cover by Matthew Humphries.

"Just a Girl." Vix is the kind of girl most parents adore. Smart and pretty, with a seemingly inexhaustible positive attitude. Why is it then, that she is haunted by vivid flashbacks of horrible things that never occurred? Who are the shadowy forces who watch her, speaking of her destiny as a savior? Just what is her true nature? The answers begin here.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 25.

DISPLACED PERSONS OGN

Written by Derek McCulloch, art and cover by Rantz A. Hosely.

In 1939, a detective in Dashell Hammett's San Francisco investigates the disappearance of an heiress while struggling to hold his family together. In 1969, twin brothers find themselves on opposite sides of the law as the Summer of Love gives way to the death of the Sixties. In 1999, a marriage explodes in violence under the strain of unsatisfied greed as the dot-com bubble reaches the bursting point.

Displaced Persons tells the story of a uniquely twisted and tragic family history spanning the most turbulent hundred years in the history of mankind: the twentieth century saw 99 wars, 16 famines, 19 pandemics, 14 genocides and one family lost hopelessly in time.

168 pages, $19.99, in stores on June 4.

TALES FROM THE STARLIGHT DRIVE-IN OGN

Written by Mike San Giacomo, art by Francesco Francavilla, Guy Doran, Derf, Reilly Brown and others, cover by Dale Beyer Jr.

Thirty-two stories taking place over 50 years at a Drive-In Theater, featuring 21 artists from around the world. Stories stand-alone, mirroring life and the cinema with tales of crime, romance, science fiction, musicals, even a western. The stories combine to create a single novel with a powerful, shocking finale you won't forget.

220 pages, $19.99, in stores on June 4.

AFTER THE CAPE II TP

Written by Howard Wong and Jim Valentino, art and cover by Sergio Carrera.

How far can one man fall? How long does it take before ones bad life choices reap their consequences? Just when he thought things couldn't get any worse -- they do! And Ethan Falls, former hero, loses the one thing that was more important to him than life itself. Collects After the Cape II #1-3.

128 pages, $12.99, in stores on June 11.

AMERICA, JR. VOL. 2 TP

Written by Nick Capetanakis and Todd Livingston, art and cover by Brendon Fraim and Brian Fraim.

When a tiny U.S. town accidentally becomes its own nation, can it avoid the same mistakes America makes?

No.

America Jr. Volume 2 brings us the disputed Presidential elections, military misadventures, and celebrity worship that would surely make any American proud! Today's most controversial topics - gay marriage, questionable Supreme Court appointments, corrupt politicians, cigarette bans, divorce and global warming never seemed funnier or more relevant. This important volume is destined to become required reading for any serious student of America Jr. history!

Collecting the next 150 strips of the award-winning Web comic series, plus includes pin-ups, bonus strips, a map of the country and a foreword by Gail Simone!

96 pages, $9.99, in stores on June 25.

DOGWITCH VOLUME 3: MOOD SWINGS TP

Written, art and cover by Dan Schaeffer.

The long-awaited final chapter of the Dogwitch series! Violet Grimm unravels a cosmic conspiracy and confronts those responsible for banishing her to the Banewoods. Violet's coming home, and she's going to bring a little chaos to The Order. Introduction by film director Jake West. Collects Dogwitch #13-18.

152 pages, black and white, $14.99, in stores on June 4.

DRAIN, VOL. 1 TP

Written by C.B. Cebulski, art and cover by Sana Takeda.

Her clan destroyed, her family murdered by vampires, Chinatsu, a once-proud female ninja, had nothing left to live for...save revenge. In this centuries-spanning tale of bloodlust and betrayal, Chinatsu, now a vampire herself, tracks the dark lord that turned her all those long years ago. Immortality has only made her need for vengeance stronger as she follows him across the globe, through myriad time periods, battling the undead minions that rise up to stop her.

This volume collects the entire first arc, fully re-mastered and re-colored by series artist Sana Takeda, a cover gallery, a sketchbook, and a behind-the-scenes "Making of Drain" section. And as an added bonus, there's also an all-new epilogue seen here for the very first time! Collects Drain #1-6.

184 pages, $16.99, in stores on June 11.

DUST, VOL. 1 TP

Story by mink and Paolo Parente, art and cover by Parente and Davide Fabbri.

Jump into battle as the Allies and Russian special forces join to fight the evil Axis; a powerful group whose plans to dominate the world are bolstered by their amazing robotic weapons, built using alien technology taken from a crashed space ship. The first ever collection of the sold-out WW II/Sci-Fi adventure series, jam packed with new art and technical data on the robots, weapons, zombies and characters from the Dust universe!

96 pages, $9.99, in stores on June 18.

DYNAMO 5, VOL. 2: MOMENTS OF TRUTH TP

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

As the Dynamo 5 team's personal lives begin to overlap with their super-hero adventures, some of their deadliest enemies decide to join forces, which may spell doom for Image's newest super-team! Collects Dynamo 5 #8-12.

120 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 18.

GIMOLES TP

Written by Mike Bullock, art by Theo Bain, Michael Mayhew and Bob Predroza, cover by Bain.

Follow Limmy and Ohgi Gimole on their quest to shut down the machines of winter when Ichabod Cornelius Frost, the nefarious Czar of Winter, refuses to let loose his icy grip in this all-ages adventure.

128 pages, $12.99, in stores on June 11.

HORROR BOOK TP

Written by Mark Kidwell, Jeff Zornow and R.D. Hall, art by Nat Jones, Jerry Beck, Zornow and Jay Fotos, cover by Jones and Fotos.

From the steaming, zombie-infested jungles of Vietnam to a shadow haunted castle in the mountains of Vienna, where Dr. Frankenstein's monster collects an army of the dead, Image Comics invites you into a monster-infested world of horror. This massive tome of horror features four full-book length tales of terror in full fiendish color. A must-have for fans of monster-horror, packed cover to cover with tales in the classic tradition with a modern, gruesome spin. Collects '68, Creature from the Depths, Frankenstein and Full Moon.

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 18.

KILLING GIRL, VOL. 1: A SISTER'S LOVE TP

Written by Glen Brunswick, art by Frank Espinosa and Toby Cypress, cover by Cypress.

What if the Mafia had its own Secret Service? Sara doesn't remember her name. What she does know is that she traded away mystery as a former prostitute and became a world-class killing machine. When a routine hit goes sour, Sara makes a shocking discovery. Suppressed memories, haunted her since childhood, are in fact true! And her real family, presumed dead, may actually be alive. The collection includes an "Art of Killing Girl" section with unseen art from both of the book's illustrators. Collects Killing Girl #1-5.

136 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 18.

LOADED BIBLE TP

Written by Tim Seeley, art by Mike Norton, Mark Englert and Nate Bellegarde, cover by Stefano Caselli.

The controversial comic is finally collected into one fat volume, containing all three of the 44-page one-shots, and more extras than you can shake a crucifix at! In the near future, nuclear Holy War has decimated North America and humanity's last stronghold is the dome metropolis of New Vatican City. When vampires attack, the Church turns to a clone of Jesus Christ Himself to protect them! But all is not as it seems for the Test Tube Messiah, as he's drawn into a web of betrayal, bloodshed and seduction! Includes an extensive sketchbook, pin ups by hot artists and a reprint of the original Loaded Bible short story by Steve Kurth. Collects Loaded Bible Books 1-3.

168 pages, $16.99, in stores on June 25.

SCUD THE DISPOSABLE ASSASSIN: THE WHOLE SHEBANG! TP

Written by Rob Schrab, Dan Harmon and Mondy Carter, art and cover by Schrab.

"Beginning, Middle and End.' Scud is programmed to destroy a basement monster but he will self destruct if he does, so the robotic assassin puts the wounded creature on life support and becomes a freelance assassin to pay for the hospital bills. Collects Scud #1-24, plus the one-shot Drywall: Unzipped.

764 pages, black and white, $19.99.

SPAWN, VOL. 6 TP

Written by Todd McFarlane, Brian Holguin and Steve Niles, art by McFarlane, Greg Capullo and Angel Medina, cover by McFarlane.

Classic Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo at the top of their game in both art and story! And featuring the never reprinted, double-sized Spawn #100. See Spawn, the archetypal anti-hero, featured in pivotal confrontations with many classic villains. Complete your Spawn library! Twenty issues of pulse pounding sequentials! Collects Spawn #96-114.

152 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 25.

STRANGE EMBRACE TP

Written, art and cover by David Hine.

David Hine's tortured, modern gothic is a tale of pain and sorrow, obsession and damnation, of madness, death and sexual longing. The world of Strange Embrace twists and pollutes the lives of all that enter it! Collects Strange Embrace #1-8.

240 pages, $19.99, in stores on June 18.

THE SWORD, VOL. 1: FIRE TP

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

The Lunda Brothers' modern-day fantasy about a young woman who discovers a mysteriously powerful sword after her family is brutally murdered by three powerful strangers. Collects The Sword #1-6.

152 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 25.

AGE OF BRONZE #27

Written, art and cover by Eric Shanower.

In bloody battle the Trojan War begins at last! The Trojans and Achaeans clash with spears, swords, and stones. Plus shipwrecks, raving prophesies from Kassandra, the arrival of Sarpedon, and more.

24 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on June 4.

'76 #6

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

Jackie Karma and Marcus King take the fight to Gil Gunn, who has the support of a mysterious and powerful ally, just waiting to step in and take out our heroes. And in Cool, Leon follows the money trail to the mob (and the mob don't like it!), while Caesar gets impatient (drug dealing dwarves have short fuses) and Cherry makes Pete an offer he might not be able to refuse.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on June 4.

ALETHEIA #2

Written, art and cover by Bob LeFevre.

Bruised and beaten, Aletheia is transformed into the mythical monster, Medusa! Meanwhile, Zeus and Poseidon launch simultaneous attacks on Air Force One and the U.S. Navy -- and all Hades is about to break loose!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 25.

BOMB QUEEN V #2

Written, art and cover by Jimmie Robinson.

"The Divine Comedy," part 2. Bomb Queen's city of crime is set to explode. Overpopulation has exhausted the town's supplies, citizens are on the edge of revolt, and our villainous Queen makes some drastic cuts literally. With everything at the breaking point, any new problem could set the city ablaze. Enter the supreme superhero, White Knight!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 18.

DEAD SPACE #4

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

Real space. Real terror. Continuing the prequel horror series to Electronic Arts' upcoming deep space survival horror game. The planet cracker ship Ishimura arrives in orbit, bringing with it even more problems for a mining colony already rapidly descending into madness. And when the operation finally "pops the cork" on the planet, all hell breaks loose!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 4.

FIREBREATHER #2

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

Firebreather's sweet sixteen is anything but. Accused of vandalism at school, embarrassed by his mom's cloying attention, and now the target of an unseen stalker, Duncan's latest birthday might be his last.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 11.

GEMINI #2

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

Gemini is one of The Constellation's top super-operatives. So why have they sent another one of their operatives, the Lynx, after him?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 4.

INVINCIBLE #53

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

Invincible vs. Titan! A few issues back, Titan tricked Invincible into helping him take over Machine Head's arm of the criminal organization knows as The Order -- and Invincible is not too happy about being tricked.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 4.

JACK STAFF #18

Written, art and cover by Paul Grist.

It's a busy night in Castletown as Jack Staff tries to stop Shock from destroying the city whilst Becky Burdock has to rely on the Shadow for help against Albert Bramble the vampire one!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 18.

NOBLE CAUSES #35

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

The Noble family fight Crucible, a brand-new villain who they believe to be responsible for the attack on Frost's life. But while they're busy battling it out in the streets, Crucible's secret operative within the family makes a move on ...

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 18.

THE PERHAPANAUTS #3

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

"Triangle," part 3. It is the veritable Calm before the Storm as secrets continue to be revealed about all of your favorite BEDLAM Agents! Big and The Merrow travel to the UK to get some answers as Choopie tries to cope with the unseen responsibilities of being a King! Also, The Mothmen tip to what went on back in the Bermuda Triangle, and they are not pleased...!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 4.

PRETTY BABY MACHINE #2

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

PRETTY Boy Floyd, BABY Face Nelson and MACHINE Gun Kelly visit their mentor, John Dillinger, in jail, desperate for advice on how to best take down mob boss Al Capone. Meanwhile, Big Al rallies his multi-state network, offering a massive reward for the heads of Pretty, Baby and Machine -- to be delivered to Capone on skewers!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 4.

PROOF #9

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

"A Perfect Gentleman." Stand-alone issue. Catch up on Proof's story so far. What does Bigfoot do on his day off? He goes shopping in Seattle!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 25.

SCREAMLAND #4

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

In the finest tradition of Rock Hudson, America's favorite vampire lady-killer is anything but. After decades of dodging certain... questions, the Count comes face-to-face with crack entertainment reporter Bob Berger. In a career-spanning interview on the set of Hollywood Now! No closet will be left unopened! Will decades of meticulously crafted public image go up in flames? This is the creators' gay issue and they're very proud of it.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 11.

PVP #43

By Scott Kurtz.

Brent embarks on a quest to obtain the most valuable object known to man: The Apple iPhone!

24 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on June 25.

THE SWORD #9

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

Dara will stop at nothing to find her sister's killer. But if she succeeds in finding him, will she share her sister's fate?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 25.

TRANSHUMAN #4

Written by Jonathan Hickman, art by J.M. Ringuet, cover by Hickman.

"Marketing." ChimeraCorp wins the marketing war on the back of superior branding, aggressive pricing and consumer apathy. Then, 10 years later when all the players get back together to reminisce about old times, old wounds resurface. Plus, the return of experimental monkeys.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 11.

THE WALKING DEAD #52

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

Reunion.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on June 18.

WILDGUARD: INSIDER #2

Written by Todd Nauck, art by Nauck, Ray-Anthony Height and Joey Maso, cover by Nauck.

Nauck brings his made-for-TV super team, WildGuard, up close for an "insider" look! The collection of the exclusive WildGuard Internet comic strips continues with the next 20 strips collected here for the very first time! Also this issue, during an appearance on a late night talk show, Lily Hammer is haunted by her past. The fan favorite "Where Are They Now?" feature continues spotlighting rejected contenders, Astro-Girl and Power Temp!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 11.

YOUNGBLOOD #5

Written by Joe Casey, art by Derec Donovan, covers by Donovan and Rob Liefeld.

Youngblood is dead! Long live Youngblood! Introducing the all-new, all-different lineup -- and they're more than ready for their 15 minutes of fame! But how did this personnel shift take place? And will the viewing public actually stand for it? Meanwhile, the Televillain makes his violent return and this time he's rockin' the power of Tivo!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 11.



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