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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2008

IMAGE COMICS FOR SEPTEMBER

BACK TO BROOKLYN #1

Written by Garth Ennis and Jimmy Palmiotti, art and cover by Mihailio Vukelic and Palmiotti, variant cover by Phil Noto.

Bob Saetta made the biggest mistake of his life by pissing off his brother, one of the biggest and most brutal crime bosses in New York City. This is the story of two brothers at war, wrapped in a special package of extreme language and hardcore violence. A five-issue adrenaline ride that rips the roof off Brooklynís criminal underworld!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 24.

DEAD AHEAD #1

Written by Clark Castillo and Mel Smith, art and cover by Alex Nino and Moose Baumann.

"Water, Water, Everywhere!" On a restless ocean, a group of weary survivors contemplate their grim fortune: What had started out as a fun little fishing trip soon turns into a nightmare of damnation, trapped on a floating prison. The continents have been hit by a plague that has turned humanity into living corpses - leaving our castaways at sea to fend for themselves! With provisions low, hope comes in the form of a luxury liner sailing into view on the horizon. All they needed to survive would be on board, but who among them has what it takes to find out what happened to its crew and passengers?

24 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 17.

FOUR EYES #1

Written by Joe Kelly, art and cover by Max Fiumara.

Brooklyn 1930. America struggles in the grip of the Great Depression, and ten-year-old Enrico is willing to make any sacrifice to take care of his mother. Even if it means taking a job in the one place heís forbidden to go -- the ring of fire where dragons are trained and fought for cash and glory.

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

YOUNGBLOOD: BLOODSPORT #2

Written by Mark Millar, art and cover by Rob Liefeld.

The long awaited, much anticipated next chapter in the carnage filled saga. Shaft vs. Battlestone! Cougar vs. Doc Rocket! Sentinel vs. Die Hard! Suprema vs. Twilight! There can be only one as the fight for ultimate survival spills into the streets of Los Angeles! Who will reign supreme and lead the inter-dimensional squadron into the next era!

24 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 24.

YOUNGBLOOD: BLOODSPORT #1 DIRECTOR'S CUT

Written by Mark Millar, art and cover by Rob Liefeld.

The explosive first chapter of the controversial epic re-released with additional pages and sketch material!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 3.

13 CHAMBERS

Written by Christopher "mink" Morrison, art by Denis Medri, cover by Paolo Parente.

After Abraham Lincoln's death, one of President Jackson's first orders was to disband the 13 Marshals: a secret group of lawmen operating with complete federal authority. Set in a fantasy 1860s, 13 Chambers is the story of the 13th Marshal and his Presidential mission to retrieve all 13 Territory Peace Keeper pistols and return them to Washington D.C. for retirement.All is well until he reaches a small town in four corners where an insane mining baron named York has killed the 12th Marshal and stolen his pistol.The 13th Marshal must get the pistol back at all costs and bring York to justiceÖor die trying.

48 pages, $6.99, in stores on Sept. 24.

KICK DRUM COMIX #1

Written, art and cover by Jim Mahfood.

Kick Drum Comix is an over-the-top full color two-issue mini-series from Mahfood. All-new material here, including the exciting stories "Coltrane's Reed" and "Death of the Popmaster." Great stories, beautiful artwork, all in a full color package! Highly recommended.

48 pages, $5.99, in stores on Sept. 10.

MIXTAPE, VOL. 2 HC

Art and cover by Jim Mahfood.

This is the second volume in the all-new Jim Mahfood art book series! This volume is all about the experimental weird stuff: never before seen sketchbook material, drawing/photo collaborations, and the live art and painted stuff. A must-have for art lovers and Mahfood fans alike!

48 pages, $24.99, in stores on Sept. 3 (Limited signed and numbered edition, $49.99).

PVP: AWESOMEOLOGY DELUXE HC

Written and art by Scott Kurtz, cover by Brandon Peterson.

Celebrating 10 years PvP. Every existing PvP collection forged in the flame pits of Asgard by Odin's Dwarven Blacksmiths into one mighty tome. Includes PvP: The Dork Ages, PvP At Large, PvP Rides Again, and PvP Goes Bananas. Also includes the lost, self-published PvP collection... PvP Striptease. A must-own for the PvP completist! Limited Signed and Numbered Edition includes an exclusive original sketch and is limited to 200 copies!

600 pages, black and white, $99.99, in stores on Sept. 10 (Limited signed and numbered edition, $125).

RED ROCKET SEVEN TP

Written, art and cover by Michael Allred.

This is the story of Red Rocket Seven: The entire history of rock n roll as seen through the eyes of the seventh clone of a man from a distant world. RR7 rubs shoulders with every legend from the birth of rock in the '50s, through the British invasion of the '60s, through the advent of Heavy Metal and Glam rock in the '70s, the New Wave of the '80s, the Grunge Rock and Indie/Alt. scene in the '90s, and into the new millennium! This special edition is busting out with special features, plus rare and new art.

208 pages, $49.99, in stores on Sept. 24.

AMORY WARS II #4

Written by Claudio Sanchez, art by Gabriel Guzman, cover by Tony Moore.

"The Second Starge Turbine Blade," part IX. Coheed and Cambria make their final sacrifices as the eternal energy of the Keywork is disrupted, breaking the bonds between the planets. Claudio, still on Shylos-10, is unaware of his parents' fate -- or that he may be the only thing able to stop Wilhelm Ryan.Heaven's Fence is no more, and its 78 planets float free in space.The Apocalypse has begun!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 3.

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #10

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

Now monthly. Zechariah, the Astounding Wolf-Man's former mentor has a long, dark history filled with tragedy, betrayal and murder.Now is the time for that story to be told. At long last, the secret origin of Zechariah.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 24.

BRIT #12

Written by Bruce Brown, art by Nate Bellgarde and Andy Kuhn, cover by Ryan Ottley and Kelsey Shannon.

Brit's son has been missing, replaced by a drone.Brit's brother is involved.Brit will do anything to get his son back... but is it already too late? A dramatic turning point in Brit's life has been reached.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 10.

CHARLATAN BALL #4

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

Scary stuff going' down at the ball! Chuck is sweating it out, at the mercy of Fire Mage, Wrathburn! But when the notorious Gang of Four Gods show up to rumble ñ is it a blessing or a curse when it comes to Chuck's predicament?

24 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 24.

DARK IVORY #4

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

"The Last Beat of My Heart." The first Dark Ivory miniseries climaxes in an explosion of fire & blood. Old family secrets are exposed, and the true nature of the Vampiric aristocracy is revealed.Dark Ivory learns what is means to have blue blood. To quote her friend Samson, "Some people should die." Some will.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 10.

DYNAMO 5 #16

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

As the comatose Maddie's consciousness slips farther and farther away, Scatterbrain enters her mind in an effort to revive her. Along the way, he witnesses key moments in her life. But the longer he stays, the greater the risk that both he and Maddie will become trapped in her unconscious mind!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 17.

ELEPHANTMEN #18

Written by Richard Starkings, art by Marian Churchland, cover by J. Scott Campbell and Boo Cook, flip cover by Marian Churchland.

"Bad Girl." Hiromi Kiyoko -- Miki -- is intent on finding out Hip Flask's deepest darkest secrets... but Miki and her mother, Keiko, have some secrets of their own.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 17.

FIREBREATHER #5

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

After the tragic events of last issue Duncan must return to his everyday life with an unbearable secret. An attempt to forget about his problems on a night out with the guys ends in violence and an unexpected betrayal from Duncan's closest friend.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 3.

GEMINI #5

Written by Jay Faerber, art and cover by Jon Sommariva and Fco Plascencia.

Mini-series finale. Everything is revealed as Gemini confronts the man who's been controlling his life! But is he better off with what he's learned?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 3.

GODLAND #27

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

Book Twenty-Seven: Kill the Wabbit! The first Supervillain Congress is now in session! But with Commander Adam Archer in deep space on the Grand Cosmic Sibling Search, who will protect the Earth when a threat like Almighty Decimator arrives?

24 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 24.

GOLLY! #2

Written by Phil Hester, art by Brook Turner, cover by Andy Brase.

The hapless carnie Golly Munhollen has been charged with stopping the half-assed apocalypse threatening Earth. His first mission- killing or curing the Holy Roller preacher by day, ravenous were-hog by night that stalks the midway.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 10.

HYPERKINETIC #3

Written by Howard M. Shum, art by Matteo Scalera and Oscar Celestini, cover by Scalera and Shum.

Katiya has to fend off a giant fish monster. Alicia, Shirley, and Milla encounter more problems and dangers with crazy aliens and robots while attempting to apprehend Renpy. There is action galore!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 3.

I KILL GIANTS #3

Written by Joe Kelly, art and cover by J.M. Ken Niimura.

Taylor's conniving and Mrs. Molle's good intentions begin to wreak havoc on Barbara's carefully balanced reality, even as Sophia's friendship truly begins to blossom.When it becomes too much to bear, who will suffer Barbara's fury? Will the great war hammer Coveleski finally speak?

24 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 10.

INVINCIBLE #56

Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Ryan Ottley and Fco Plascencia.

When someone very close to Invincible is hurt ñ the gloves come off!Is Mark Grayson's murderous Viltrumite heritage finally coming to the forefront?Find out in this special stand-alone issue that answers the question once and for all: can Invincible be driven to murder?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 3.

MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #13

Written by Michael Allred, art and cover by Michael Allred and Laura Allred.

Scientific breakthroughs have brought about the return of Frank "Madman" Einstein's girlfriend, Josephine Lombard, and Adam "Metal Man" Balm.But some miracles come with a cost.What will be the consequences and who will have to pay?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 17.

NOBLE CAUSES #38

Written by Jay Faerber, art and cover by Yildiray Cinar and Ryan Vera.

Spotlight on Rusty! Years ago, Rusty was mortally wounded and Doc saved his son's life by placing his brain into a robotic body. But lately, Rusty's been acting more and more like a robot. Is he losing his humanity? Or is he falling victim to an evil plot? Find out in this issue!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 17.

THE PERHAPANAUTS #6

Written by Todd Dezago, art and cover by Craig Rousseau, flip cover by Matt Pott.

"Spheres Collide." In the wake of last issue's cataclysmic finale, this issue is the perfect jumping-on point for new readers to catch up! With the Perhapanauts scattered to all ends of the Earth (and beyond!), Big and Molly try to figure out how to re-build their team. Also in this issue: A brief history of Choopie's antagonistic relationship with Karl the Mothman, featuring art by Matt Wieringo and Christian Leaf.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 17.

PROOF #12

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

"Thunderbirds Are Go," part three. The last Chinese Ink Monkey fights for its life against a rogue fairy. The Lodge will be changed forever.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 24.

A RED MASS FOR MARS #4

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

"Fraternity." The smashing conclusion to the tale of Mars as the fate of the world hangs in the balance and the one person who could save the Earth must make his decision.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 10.

SAVAGE DRAGON #140

Written, art and cover by Erik Larsen.

Spawn! Witchblade! Invincible! ShadowHawk! The Savage Dragon! Together, the world's greatest heroes unite to face the greatest menace to even threaten this perilous planet! Dragon's tour of the Image Universe comes to its cataclysmic conclusion in this awe-inspiring epic destined to shake the universe to its very foundation! Not for the squeamish!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 24.

THE SWORD #11

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

Sword versus water.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 3.

THE WALKING DEAD #55

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

On the road.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 17.

WAR HEROES #4

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

Just when the scam is ready to kick into action, one of the team is kidnapped and may be beheaded by Islamic fundamentalists. Yes, the bad news is that the Islamics have gotten their hands on the super-pills, too, and have an unholy Jihad planned against both the soldiers in the Gulf and the western world in general. The war between these two cultures reaches a new high with the threat of a third World War fought entirely between super-powered soldiers.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 24.

YOUNGBLOOD #8

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

The party will be televised! It's the Televillain's last stand he's not through making his pop cultural point yet! And speaking of last stands...the all-new, all-different Youngblood meets the greatest foe they never knew, live in prime time!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 24.

SHADOWLINE TITLES

VIGNETTES: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT TP

Written, art and cover by Jim Valentino.

"The Auto-Box Comix." Before Image, before his superhero work, Jim Valentino was known as one of the brightest practitioners of auto-bio alternative comix! Collected for the first time in chronological order are the critically acclaimed, award winning stories from Valentino #1-3 and Drawing From Life #1-2, plus a few new surprises!

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on Sept. 24.

DEAR DRACULA HC

Written by Joshua Williamson, art and cover by Vicente "Vinny" Navarette.

A young boy named Sam loves scary movies, especially the ones with Dracula! This year, instead of writing to Santa for Christmas, Sam writes to Dracula, asking the vampire king if he can become a real vampire for Halloween! Sam is in for a surprise as the most famous vampire himself comes to visit!

48 pages, $7.99, in stores on Sept. 10.

M-THEORY #1

Written by Dwight L. MacPherson and Bruce Brown, art by Mike Barentine, cover by Thomas Boatwright.

"The Fear." In this thrilling premier episode, a government scientist receives a startling transmission of extraterrestrial origin!A promising college student makes a terrifying discovery!And a group of deep space explorers encounter a shocking nemesisÖ at the outer limits of our galaxy!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 17.

BOMB QUEEN V #5

Written, art and cover by Jimmie Robinson.

"The Divine Comedy," part five. Bomb Queen lost control of her city, lost in battle to the White Knight, and lost her contacts in Littleville.What's a lost villain to do? She leaves her City of Crime to wage war in the City of Divine -- but the politically correct Littleville has a surprise waiting for her!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 24.

THE ROBERTS #2

Written by Wayne Chinsang, art and cover by Erik Rose.

The Boston Strangler and the Zodiac Killer are alive and well, living amongst the old and dying of The Shady Lane Retirement Center. Surrounded by bingo tournaments and tea times, these two notorious serial killers quietly trade "war stories" about their golden years, two seemingly parallel pasts filled with violence and victims.

48 pages, $4.50, in stores on Sept. 3.



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