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THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2009

IMAGE COMICS FOR APRIL

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VIKING #1

Written by Ivan Brandon, art and cover by Nic Klein.

The most violent criminal underworld in history! Finn and Egil, brothers - one bad, one worse - are trying to stab and steal their way to a seat at the table. Two men at war with the world around them. But today's the day the world fights back. From the writer of The Cross Bronx comes a crime book for the 9th Century.

24 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 1.

THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT #1

Written by Mac Carter, art by Tony Salmons, cover by Adam Byrne.

When an ancient curse transforms young H.P. Lovecraft's darkest nightmares into reality, the timid writer becomes both an unwitting god of destruction and the only person who can battle the evil he's unleashed into the world. One part biography, one part horror pulp, one part fugitive thriller and you have one weird tale indeed.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 8.

PHERONE OGN HC

Written by Viktor Kalvachev, Patrick Baggatta and Jim Sink, art and cover by Kalvachev.

Following Eve, a dangerously seductive woman on the edge of her sanity, Pherone weaves a dark storyline filled with espionage, mystery, and suspense. Armed with a killer body and a killer's mind, the femme fatale must hunt down clues to rediscover her own troubled past, bringing violence and danger to anyone who crosses her path.

104 pages, $24.99, in stores on April 29.

FRANK FRAZETTA'S NEANDERTHAL

Written by Chris Ryall, art by Tim Vigil, covers by Frank Frazetta, Jay Fotos and Nat Jones.

Frank Frazetta's Neanderthal is the latest painting to be brought to vivid life in the true classic style of Frazetta Comics. A tale of Paleolithic life fraught with danger at every turn. Beyond the usual threats from warring tribe and Sabertooth tigers, a tribe of Neanderthals runs up against a threat they couldn't possibly imagine... and can't possibly survive.

32 pages, $3.99.

MR. UNIVERSE

Written by Vassilis Gogtzilas and K.I. Zachopoulos, art and cover by Gogtzilas.

Everybody needs Mr. Universe ů the superhero whose adventures ring throughout the cosmos! Day and night, he watches over the city, offering help to the helpless! Without the luxury of a secret identity, unable to remain invisible among the crowds, he continues to fulfill his duty! Mr. Universe! The restless superhero! At least, that's what Tommy thought...

32 pages, $3.50.

SMASH!

Written by Jeph Loeb, art and cover by Rob Liefeld.

Who or what is Smash? Captured and exiled by the Soviets in 1954, General Jacob Kurtz was transformed into something far greater and more terrifying than anyone ever imagined. His years lost to him, he is now captive of Project: Rebirth. Or is he? Smash explodes back on the scene in this introductory one-shot that sets the stage for Smash! to be unleashed!

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

APES AND BABES: THE ART OF FRANK CHO HC

Art and cover by Frank Cho.

From the award-winning creator of Liberty Meadows, Zombie King and Jungle Girl, comes APES AND BABES: THE ART OF FRANK CHO. This 144-page full color collection will showcase FRANK CHO's past and present illustrations and you will see why he's considered one of the top masters of the female form and fantastic beasts.

144 pages, $29.99, in stores on April 22.

IMAGE ILLUSTRATED CLASSICS VOL. 1: MOBY DICK HC

Written by Herman Melville, adaptation by Bill Sienkiewicz and Dan Chichester, art and cover by Chichester.

The first volume in the Image Illustrated Classics Library brings sequential art master Bill Sienkiewicz's acclaimed adaptation of Herman Melville's monumental novel, Moby Dick, into a re-mastered hardcover edition. Melville's classic tale of one man's ceaseless quest to conquer the white whale comes vividly adapted!

48 pages, $12.99, in stores on April 9.

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN, VOL. 2: TP

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

After the Earth-Shattering events of volume one we find Gary Hampton, The Astounding Wolf-Man on the run from the law -- his very life hanging in the balance. He must learn how to harness the beast within -- once and for all -- and clear his name before the full might of the U.S. government takes him down. Guest-starring Invincible! Collects issues #8-12 and Invincible #57.

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 8.

THE CHARLATAN BALL TP

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

Welcome to The Ball Meet Chuck Amok, a low-rent stage magician pumping the sleaze-n-peanut circuit. When both he and his rabbit-in-the-hat, Caesar, are sucked into a mind-blowing landscape where all magic actually works... psychedelic chaos ensues when a litany of mystical challengers step up to kick their arse! But for what purpose? Only Demon Empty knows for sure! The graphic novel that'll change you forever -- just like your first hit of LSD! Plus, an exclusive sketchbook section and other never-before-seen extras!

160 pages, $16.99, in stores on April 29.

DAWN, VOL. 2: RETURN OF THE GODDESS TP (NEW PRINTING)

Written, art and cover by Joseph Michael Linsner.

Bridget, a young witch, takes her own life rather than fall prey to the enemies pursuing her. With her last breath, she summons Dawn, the goddess of birth and rebirth, the goddess she & other witches pray to. It's too late for Bridget, but Dawn finds her best friend Mary, another goddess worshipper & a teenage mother. Mary is being hunted by the same mysterious forces that have been systematically exterminating the other witches. Mary is in shock as her Goddess manifests herself and explains that she's gonna get to the bottom of the death of her followers. Lucifer, prince of lies, and Ahura-Mazda, master of Heaven, may try to bar Dawn's path with treachery and swords, but neither Heaven nor Hell is safe from Dawn's quest for answers - and for bloody vengeance.

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

THE OVERMAN TP

Written by Scott Reed, art and cover by Shane White.

The year is 2135. It is the final year. In this futuristic neo-deco world of 2135, hired killer Nathan Fisher stumbles upon a secret that will destroy the Human Race. He must risk his sanity, and his life, in a desperate attempt to stop a horrific union between Mankind and machine. He will fail. Collects issues #1-5.

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

AMBER ATOMS #3

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

Devastated by the death of a family member, Amber žborrowsÓ a ship to chase down the aliens responsible. Meanwhile worlds away, charismatic King Yamoon is elected President of the United Worlds. However, at his inauguration the true villain behind the havoc in Amber's life reveals his sinister plan for the galaxy.

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

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #15

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

Prison Rampage! While locked away, Gary Hampton experiences his moon rage -- are the guards of Stronghold Prison equipped to handle a completely out of control Wolf-Man? And how does this affect the diabolical world ending plans of The Face?

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

BAD DOG #3

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

As Lou seriously considers that he may be meant for something greater than chasing idiots around the southwest, he agrees to help the mysterious Deschain on "Border Patrol." But the Bad Dog may have bitten off more than he can chew when he discovers their targets aren't just illegal, they're inhuman!

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

DYNAMO 5 #22

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

Introducing... The Brain Trust! IQ off the charts? Check. Indestructible super-body? Check. Dynamo 5 in over their heads? Check.

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

ELEPHANTMEN #18

Written by Richard Starkings, art by Marian Churchland, cover by J. Scott Campbell and Boo Cook, flip cover by 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, $3.50, in stores on April 15.

FOUR EYES #3

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

Enrico goes against the wishes of both his mother and brother and signs on to work for Boccioni... as bait on a dragon hunt. But when all hell breaks lose, the resourceful boy not only cheats fate, but earns a very special reward.

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

THE GREAT UNKNOWN #2

Written, art and cover by Duncan Rouleau.

While being stalked by a reality TV crew, Zach Field tracks down his old professor in a search for further clues to the mysterious židea theftsÓ he has been experiencing. Along the way he discovers a conspiracy larger than even he could imagine.

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

INVINCIBLE #61

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

Invincible War Aftermath! The planet is in ruins. Everything has changed, the world's superheroes are in the hospital or dead. Invincible is left to rebuild -- but now he must face his most deadly and powerful adversary yet. Who... or what is Conquest?

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

JERSEY GODS #3

Written by Glen Brunswick and Mark Waid, art and cover by Dan McDaid and Joe Infurnari.

Civil war erupts on Neboron - Barock, Helius and Rushmore's plan to kidnap Deltus and bring a quick end to the skirmish fails miserably. On Earth, Zoe gets an earful from her parents. She also discovers the reason why her best friend's been ducking her and it ain't pretty. Also in this issue, Mark Waid begins his Jersey Gods story. This, the first of four consecutive six-pagers by Waid, sets the stage for his ten thousand year-old war story that tells the tale of a crucial battle in the history of gods of Neboron and features art by Infurnari.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 1.

KILLER OF DEMONS #2

Written by Christopher Yost, art and cover by Scott Wegener.

Junior Account Executive Dave Sloan sees demons among us. He's got an angel whispering in his ear. And he's got Satan in his kitchen, telling him he's insane. Dave has no choice... he checks himself into the insane asylum, because there's no difference between Dave and every whacked out mass murderer and serial killer on the planet. Right? But if Dave IS crazy, then he's getting worse... because now he's got underage strippers and Satanists trying to kill him. And if he's not crazy... then Satan's plan to win the war with Heaven is coming one step closer to reality.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 1.

LILLIM #2

Written by Shaun Lapacek and Ian Keiser, art and cover by Matrix.

The epic battle between Loki and Odin continues in the modern world, and the children of Eve hang in the balance.

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

MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #15

Written by Michael Allred, art and cover by Allred.

"Mister Grinning Soul!" A crazed cel phone salesman is being compelled to kill by some unseen force. Frank "Madman" Einstein and his groovy pals, the Atomics, receive "the call" to stop the horror.

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

PHONOGRAM 2: THE SINGLES CLUB #5

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

Laura Heaven knows how it feels to your age. Laura Heaven knows what happens when you listen to Saint Scott Walker on the bus. Laura Heaven knows about lust, etc. In the fifth of their stories set in a single club night, Phonogram shows you what life is like trapped between quotation marks. PLUS: A Ska-tastic back-up story by Dan Boultwood.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 1.

PROOF #19

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

"Julia," part two. There's a killer loose in Victorian England and Scotland Yard suspects Proof's friends. Is the killer a circus performer? Meanwhile, the woman Proof loves chooses another man!

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

PVP #45

Written, art and cover by Scott Kurtz.

Panda Interrupted! For years, Brent Sienna has been tormented by the giant panda living in the walls of PvP magazine. Now might be his chance to get rid of that bamboo chomping menace once and for all!

24 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 8.

SAVAGE DRAGON #147

Written, art and cover by Erik Larsen.

The Dragon discovers that when you mess with the Vicious Circle -- you're playing with fire. Nobody's safe. Everybody he's ever known -- everybody he's ever loved -- every life he's ever touched is at jeopardy.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 8.

SOUL KISS #3

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

Pucker up. Production Assistant to the damned, Lili Bloom is looking for just the right shade of lipstick. But what color says, "You just got lucky, and the luck is all bad, sucker!" because Lili's kiss ais a short skip to the underworld. She's been reluctant to use her powers so far, but she's starting to÷warm up to the challenge. Uppingp the ante for Lili's dark game of redemption as the miniseries shifts into spit-swapping, soul-sucking overdrive.

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

SPAWN #191

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

Jim continues to seek clues to his missing identity, but each answer only brings more questions. The information he manages to discover about himself and his past life is far from comforting. Meanwhile, the Spawn entity dwelling inside Jim starts to exert its dominance over its host, and Jim finds himself becoming addicted to the power.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on April 29.

THE SWORD #17

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

Dara may be fighting a losing battle when Knossos' power not only overwhelms her, but becomes a threat to the rest of the world.

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

THE WALKING DEAD #60

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

Surrounded!

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

SAVAGE TP

Written by Steve Niles, Jeff Frank and Dan Wickline, art and cover by Mike Mayhew.

Peter is a shoe salesman desperate for a life transformation. Sam is a hunter of things that would scare the hell out of lesser men. These two will collide in the middle of an epic battle between vicious werewolves and the legendary Big Foot. And that's just the beginning! Collects all 4 issues of the sold-out series!

106 pages, $12.99, in stores on April 15.

OVERLOOK #1

Written by Joshua Williamson, art and cover by Alejandro Aragon.

Mickey žthe NickelÓ Nicholson will do anything for a buck. A dirty prize- fighter, Mickey is hired by a mobster gone straight to infiltrate an underground boxing outfit in the small corrupt town of Overlook. His goal: to find the mobster's stolen žrainy dayÓ money and kill his wayward wife. In return, the mobster will assassinate a victim of Mickey's choice.

32 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on April 9.

JOHNNY MONSTER #3

Written by Joshua Williamson, art and cover by JC Grande.

The peaceful habitat Johnny Monster created for the monsters has been invaded by violent mercenaries causing utter chaos! As a result, the largest monster the world has ever seen has been unleashed on New York City on a quest for revenge! Only Johnny can stop him -- but does he want to? The exciting conclusion to this monster-ous miniseries!

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



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