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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2008

IMAGE COMICS FOR FEBRUARY

SOUL KISS #1

Written by Steven T. Seagle, art and cover by Marco Cinello.

The story of a woman with vengeance on her mind and damnation on her lips. Animator Marco Cinello (The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, Curious George) makes his comics debut . A deal with the Devil gone bad leads production assistant Lili Bloom to strike a second deal with the Devil gone worse: To save her boyfriend, Lili must deliver 10 innocent souls to Hell by sealing their fates...with a kiss.

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

BAD DOG #1

Written by Joe Kelly, art and cover by Diego Greco.

The former writer of Deadpool returns to his dark comedy, anti-hero roots with Bag Dog, channeling a lifetime of bad behavior into two misfit bounty hunters incapable of catching a break, let alone a criminal. Lou is a werewolf who despises people so much that he refuses to shift back into human form. Wendell is a vertically-challenged, gutter-mouthed ex-preacher with a hair-trigger temper. Two glorious bastards drinking their way across the American Nightmare, hunting down the dregs of humanity...to find themselves. (That is, if by "find themselves," you mean drink, swear and generally make a mess of things.)

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 4.

THE GREAT UNKNOWN #1

Written, art and cover by Duncan Rouleau.

Everything Zach Feld imagines -- impossibly -- shows up somewhere else. It╠s as if someone is reading his mind and selling his incredible thoughts to the highest bidder. His friends and family think Zach is a freeloader with delusions of grandeur -- making up one weird paranoiac story after another to defend his directionless life. They might be right. But when Zach begins to dig deeper into the mystery, he discovers that they might be very, very wrong. Has someone been sneaking around inside Zach╠s mind?

A five-issue series about one man╠s quest to find the people responsible for raiding his thoughts and relegating him to a life of being the great unknown.

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

CODEFLESH: THE DEFINITIVE EDITION HC

Written by Joe Casey, art and cover by Charlie Adlard.

Back at Image in an all-new full color collection! A cult hit is back, the way it was always meant to be seen. Cameron Daltrey is an L.A. bail bondsman. His specialty is criminals of the superhuman persuasion, the type who rarely make their court dates. And so Cameron leads an interesting double life: bail bondsman by day, masked bounty hunter by night. Packed with extra features, including an all-new Codeflesh story by Casey and Adlard -- the first in seven years.

128 pages, $34.99, in stores on Feb. 25.

SAVAGE DRAGON #145

Written, art and cover by Erik Larsen.

"Back in Blue." Savage Dragon goes back to his roots! Nearly 12 years after walking off the job as a law enforcement officer Savage Dragon rejoins the Chicago Police Department. It's a great jumping on point for new readers and old, and it helps pave the way for Image United. The Vicious Circle is reborn and Captain Frank Darling turns to the one man he knows can get the job done: The Dragon! It's history in the making, boys and girls! Featuring an appearance by, and an alternate cover featuring, President-Elect Barack Obama.

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

AMBER ATOMS #1

Written, art and cover by Kelly Yates, colors by Michael E. Wiggam.

"Chapter One." Blast-off with the newest sci-fi adventure heroine Amber Atoms! Follow the ongoing adventures of this modern day "Flash Gordon" as Amber dreams of leaving her mundane life, but not exactly how she imagined. Mercenaries and aliens suddenly invade Amber's world as she learns that her family history could decide the fate of the galaxy.

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

JERSEY GODS #1

Written by Glen Brunswick, art by Dan McDaid, cover by Mike Allred, variant cover by McDaid.

You're a high maintenance Jersey girl that lives close enough to New York to want the cosmopolitan lifestyle, but you're not brave enough to leave your over protective parents. The solid guys that stayed behind fail to hold your interest very long so you wind up looking for a heart of gold where there is none. What's a girl to do? If you're Zoe, you marry the first God of war that crash lands in town. Then you move into a house just three houses down from your parents. But what happens when even a God can't exactly measure up to your expectations?

Jersey Gods is a superhero book in which the hero, plagued by household chores, his wife's crazy agenda, and meddlesome in laws, has no time left to save the galaxy.

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

SPAWN #189

Written by Todd McFarlane and Brian Holguin, art by Whilce Portacio and McFarlane, colors by Jin Han.

Jim continues to struggle to remember his past while trying to come to terms with the dark power that now dwells within him. Wrestling for control with the Spawn entity, he soon discovers that power is not corrupting, it's addictive.

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

DISPLACED PERSONS OGN

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

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 Feb. 4.

MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS, VOL. 2 TP

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

Frank "Madman" Einstein faces his greatest challenge as he searches to find a way to get the love of his life, Josephine Lombard, back to normal after her soul merges with the mutant It Girl. Obstacles include snaky beings from another dimension, failed experiments in secret laboratories, haunted houses, killer robots, and the reboot of a mindless Zombot. Plus: a big bonus section with the usual grab bag of goodies, rare art and process that creator Allred has become celebrated for and an introduction by The Goon's Eric Powell! Collects issues 8-13.

200 pages, $19.99, in stores on Feb. 11.

INVINCIBLE, VOL. 10: WHO'S THE BOSS? TP

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

Up until this point, Invincible has been working for the Global Defense agency.­ Fighting their fights, defeating their enemies... now something's not right, Invincible can no longer carry out his orders unquestioned. Now he finds himself up against the very organization he's been working for! Collects issues 48-53.

160 pages, $16.99, in stores on Feb. 18.

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #13

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

Now, at long last we get the secret origin of Gary Hampton. Where did he come from?­ How did he rise to become one of the richest men in the world? If you think you know everything about the man who became the Astounding Wolf-Man, think again.

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

BACK TO BROOKLYN #5

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

Mini-series conclusion. Bob Saetta and his scumbag brother Paul can avoid it no longer, the FBI and the police department are running low on body bags as the shit hits the fan. It's brother vs. brother in one of the bloodiest climaxes in comic book history. Brooklyn's underworld will never be the same, and neither will you!

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

DYNAMO 5 #20

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

Change is coming! It's Valentine's Day, but the members of Dynamo 5 don't have time to deal with their own love lives. Instead, they have to stop a feuding super-villain couple from destroying Tower City!

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

ELEPHANTMEN #21

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

"Kill, Kill, Kill." Ebony prepares to spend a quiet day at home...but a MAPPO sleeper cell has other plans for him.

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

FRANK FRAZETTA'S SILVER WARRIOR #3

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

The war between Icevald and the Vikavian raiders heats up as the very land around them is torn asunder. The Silver Warrior must battle the sorceror Ikuma, the bearded warrior Egill, and the hordes of demons that have overrun the land of Icevald...but is the might of the Warrior great enough to overcome the Vikavian's ultimate weapon?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 4.

GUERILLAS #4

Written, art and cover by Brahm Revel.

Clayton and the Chimps come across a VC village and decide to clear it. Meanwhile Adolf and the other platoon are hot on their tails and gaining fast. Will this be the delay they need to finally catch the Chimps?

56 pages, black and white, $5.99, in stores on Feb. 25.

INVINCIBLE #59

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

Meet PowerPlex! He's out to rid the world once and for all of the menace known as Invincible!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Feb. 18.

PHONOGRAM 2: THE SINGLES CLUB #3

Written by Kieron Gillen, art and cover by Jamie McKelvie.

As the Ice Queen of the Phonogram universe, Emily Aster is only afraid of two things: her past catching up and spending time in dodgy indie venues. In the latest of the seven-stories-in-one-night of the Singles Club, she's having to deal with both. Plus, two complete back-up stories featuring the art of Leigh Gallagher and Lee O'Connor.

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

PROOF #17

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

"Borderlands." The Chupacabra's journey from Mexico to Minnesota is finally revealed in a special stand-alone story. Plus, Colonel Dachshund receives a gift from an unexpected visitor.

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

PVP #44

Written, art and cover by Scott Kurtz.

The Jade Fontaine Mysteries. When Jade and Brent get invited to their high-school reunion it can mean only one thing: murder!

24 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 18.

THE SWORD #16

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

Dara finally has her chance to go head to head with Knossos, the man who murdered her mother. However, killing someone who can manipulate the earth is easier said than done.

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

THE WALKING DEAD #58

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

The unthinkable.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Feb. 11.

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SHADOWLINE TITLES

INCREDIBLE JOURNEY #1

Written by Tom Arguello and Jim Valentino, art and cover by Valentino and Jimmie Robinson.

All her life Journey Dominguez dreamed of being a super-hero, but when she finds an ancient amulet that steals the hero's powers and may have caused their deaths, Journey finds herself on the run from the very heroes she admired...and the target of an ancient evil awakened!

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

JOHNNY MONSTER #1

Written by Joshua Williamson, art and cover by J.C. Grande.

Johnny Monster is the world's foremost super-star monster hunter, but what the world doesn't know is that he was raised by the same monsters he's "hunting"! Now, in order to save his adoptive family...he must fight them!

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

THE ROBERTS TP

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. But while friendly on the outside, they're both masters at deception. And when one of them comes clean with a secret, the other struggles internally about... murder!

Collects both 48-page issues, as well as 48 pages of extras, including back-and-forth correspondence between the author and serial killers Richard Ramirez and Charles Manson... plus much more!

144 pages, black and white, $14.99, in stores on Feb. 11.

TED McKEEVER LIBRARY, BOOK 3: METROPOL HC

Written, art and cover by Ted McKeever.

Metropol is an epic story of the fight between angels and demons, but set in a modern industrial landscape. An apocalyptic work in which non-entity Jasper Notochord becomes involved in an unbelievable battle between the forces of good and evil! This volume features all 12 issues of Metropol, and three issues of Metropol A.D. plus extras!

424 pages, black and white, $39.99, in stores on Feb. 25.

KITE DAY HC

Written, art and cover by Vicente "Vinny" Navarrete.

Told in a delightful rhyming narrative, Kite Day is a charming all-ages children's book that takes the reader on a fanciful journey through the imagination of a spirited, young-at-heart elderly man on his kite flying afternoon.

48 pages, $9.99, in stores on Feb. 11.



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