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THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009

IMAGE COMICS FOR JULY

ARMAGEDDON NOW: THE BEAST #1

Written by Phil Hotsenpiller and Rob Liefeld, art and cover by Liefeld and Mike Capprotti.

In the aftermath of World War 3, the world as we know it has been altered forever. America is crippled and rebuilding. A leader emerges, Sadju, also known as The Beast, seeks to unite the nations, while he mobilizes his forces and consolidates his international power. Meanwhile our hero, John Corbin races across the globe in pursuit of his former lover, the assassin known as Jada. Who will uncover the secrets of the Corinthian and unlock the prophecies of Orion that will reveal the true destiny of mankind? Fully painted color.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on July 29.

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #18

Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Jason Howard, variant cover by Frank Cho.

"Lockdown," epilogue. Has Wolf-Man's time in prison turned him to the darkside? Everything has changed, again... and the stage is set for a monumental issue 25!

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

BOMB QUEEN OMNIBUST, VOL. 1 HC

Written, art and cover by Jimmie Robinson.

This deluxe oversized hardcover collects for the first time ever between two covers Bomb Queen # 1-4, Bomb Queen II # 1-3 and Bomb Queen III # 1-4, plus more extras than you can shake a nuke at!

328 pages, $39.99, in stores on July 8.

CHEW #2

Written by John Layman, art and cover by Rob Guillory.

It's Tony Chu's first day on the job as a federal agent for the FDA, the most powerful law-enforcement agency on the planet. He's got a new partner who thinks he knows everything, a boss who hates his guts for no good reason, and his first order of business is to eat a decomposing finger found in a fast food cheeseburger. By the end of the day, Tony will ingest rancid sushi, face Yakuza assassins and meet the girl of his dreams. It's all in a day's work for Tony Chu, in the latest chapter of Chew, a deliciously unsettling new comic about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibal and clairvoyants.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 1.

DEAD @ 17: AFTERBIRTH #2

Written, art and cover by Josh Howard.

Nara continues her crusade against the Marked, earning her new enemies and the attention of the authorities. Meanwhile, Hazy's condition continues to deteriorate, and an old nemesis returns offering salvation.

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

DESCENDANT #1

Written by Michael Dolce and Marcus Perry, art by Mariano Navarro, cover by Tyler Kirkham.

Believed to be the embodiment of an ancient Incan prophecy, and exiled years earlier for abusing her own powers, Rayne Santiago must confront the past she has been running from her entire life if she hopes to not only win back the trust of her people, but also rescue her brothers.

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

DYNAMO 5 VOL. 3: FRESH BLOOD TP

Written by Jay Faerber, art and Mahmud A. Asrar, Yildiray Cinar and Marcio Takara, cover by Asrar and Ron Riley.

Dynamo 5 has disbanded! As super-villains mount an all-out attack on Tower City, Scrap gathers together four new heroes to become a new Dynamo 5. But does this new team have what it takes? Or will their mission end in tragedy? Collects issue #14-19.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on July 29.

ELEPHANTMEN WAR TOYS: YVETTE

Written by Richard Starkings, art and cover by Moritat, variant cover by Marian Churchland.

"Nightingale." A special one-shot featuring Yvette from the War toys mini-series.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on July 22.

EXISTENCE 2.0 #1

Written by Nick Spencer, art by Ronald Salas, cover by Tim Daniel.

Self-absorbed physicist Sylvester Baladine finds his consciousness transferred into the body of the hitman who just killed him! Things don't seem too bad until his daughter is kidnapped by the same people who "killed" him. Now, he's forced to dig up his past and solve his own murder -- inadvertently making himself a target once more.

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

FIVE FISTS OF SCIENCE GN (NEW PRINTING)

Written by Matt Fraction, art and cover by Steven Sanders.

Back in print! True story: In 1899, Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla decided to end war forever. With Twain's connections and Tesla's inventions, they went into business, selling world peace.

So what happened?

Only now can the tale be told Ů in which Twain and Tesla collided with Edison and Morgan, an evil science cabal merging the Black Arts and the Industrial Age. Turn of the century New York City sets the stage for a titanic battle over the very fate of the mankind.

112 pages, $12.99, in stores on July 1.

GODLAND #29

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

Book Twenty-Nine: Iron Black Moses. With the Almighty Decimator outside a Capital Building held hostage by Nickelhead's Super-Villain Congress, only by conceding fully to his wacky demands will our collective hunger be satisfied. Meanwhile, in the farthest reaches of space, Adam Archer has found his sister! But at what price? Even the strange and wonderful creature known only as Lucky hears the clock ticking down! All this, and the butterfly, too!

24 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 15.

GUERILLAS #5

Written, art and cover by Brahm Revel.

The chimps are forced into the underground maze of VC tunnels where lurking in every shadow lies certain death. Will they ever make it out of the claustrophobic darkness and into the light?

56 pages, black and white, $5.99, in stores on July 22.

INVINCIBLE #64

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

Invincible War: Aftermath! The battle with Conqeust concludes... and there is a casualty.

32 pages $2.99, in stores on July 22.

INVINCIBLE, VOL. 11: HAPPY DAYS TP

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

Invincible and Atom Eve are dating at last, but Mark has just recently moved back in with his mom and half brother. To make matters worse, Mark finds himself staring down the deadliest bunch of villains he's faced thus far -- including The Astounding Wolf-Man! Collects issues #54-59 and The Astounding Wolf-Man #11.

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

LIBERTY MEADOWS SUNDAY STRIPS, VOL. 1 HC

Written, art and cover by Frank Cho.

The long-awaited complete collection of Frank Cho's internationally syndicated Sunday strips, Liberty Meadows, begins this July in a series of high-end landscape format hardcovers containing the entire full-color run. This volume collects over three hundred pages showcasing Cho's bawdy sense of humor and mastery of the female form including a behind-the-scenes look into Cho's creative process in developing his highly acclaimed series.

304 pages, $29.99, in stores on July 1.

LILLIM #5

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

After thousands of years, the false gods are finally revealed to the children of Eve. Odin, Thor and Loki fight to the death for the destiny of mankind; and as blood and secrets spill, an ancient evil is unleashed with the fulfillment of the Lillim prophecy.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 8.

LUCHA LIBRE #8

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

The Luchadores Five search for Diablo Loco in Surf City. As the Tikitis uncover the Sirens' secrets, Polynome-Z hides his own. El Jefe Gastronomo unveils his fierce cooking techniques. Tequila destroys more Rednecks. Profesor Furia disgusts. Los Luchadoritos past time.

56 pages, $6.99, in stores on July 1.

THE MICE TEMPLAR: DESTINY #1

Written by Michael Avon Oeming and Bryan JL Glass, art by Victor Santos and Oemings, cover by Oeming, variant cover by Santos and Veronica Gandini.

The second chapter in the saga of the Mice Templar begins here! The Templar have fallen, leaving the natural world in the grip of tyrants and ever-increasing chaos. The promise of restoration for the Templar and the salvation of all creatures now lies in the paws of the newly-knighted Karic. But as sinister powers seek to thwart him, others are desperate to use his mission for personal agendas. Now Karic is anxious to complete his training so that he might rescue his family from slavery. But his new master is Cassius, a bitter Templar exile who does not believe in Karic's destiny. Their journey takes them to the legendary Haunted Wood, a dead forest inhabited by Diabhlan, ancient evil spirits hungry to feed off of living souls.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on July 29.

NOCTURNALS: THE DARK FOREVER AND OTHER TALES , VOL. 2 HC

Written by Daniel Brereton, art by Brereton, Ted Naifeh and various, cover by Brereton.

The essential collection of Dan Brereton's groundbreaking Nocturnals graphic novels and stories continues in this second hardcover volume, presenting over 250 pages of material we couldn't fit into Volume 1. Doc Horror's crew of inhuman avengers, including his spooky daughter, Evening, tackle creatures hiding in the roughest hidden towns, the depths of the Earth, even the bottom of the sea. The nighttime world is crawling with dangers the sleeping populace is dimly aware of and only the Nocturnals stand watch. This handsome, must-have volume - for newcomers and completists alike - includes two miniseries: "The Dark Forever" by Brereton and "Gunwitch: Outskirts of Doom," story by Brereton and art by Naifeh, as well as the special "Troll Bridge" and stories "SpectresÓ and "Beasts." Extras include guest Introduction, sketches and afterword by Brereton. The Previews Exclusive Edition contains sixteen more pages of bonus material!

280 pages, $29.99, in stores on July 8; Previews Exclusve edition, 296 pages, $39.99, in stores on July 8.

OLYMPUS #3

Written by Nathan Edmondson, art and cover by Christian Wars, variant cover by Nic Klein.

The history of the creature Pelops is revealed, and the Brothers Gemini are desperate to maintain order under Olympus. With Pollux battling the demonic harpies from the rooftops and Castor facing his past on a remote island, the separated brothers begin to understand that escaped prisoner of the Underworld desires more than revenge, and it may be beyond their power to protect the daughters of Demeter from his mangled fingers.

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

PROOF #22

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

"Julia," part five. Proof arrives in Russia too late. Julia's child is born and death is in the air.

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

PROOF, VOL. 3: THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!

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

There's a sasquatch in the heartland and alligators in the sewers of New York! The hit series heats up as Proof and Ginger uncover hidden monsters that have lived among us for generations.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on July 1.

PVP, VOL. 6: SILENT BUT DEADLY TP

Written, art and cover by Scott Kurtz.

The sixth collection of the webcomic collects all of the hilarious online antics of the PvP crew from the year 2006. Marriage proposals, murderous cats, magical treasure chests, office haunting ghosts... it's just another day in the lives of these pop-culture heroes.

128 pages, black and white, $14.99, in stores on July 22.

SAVAGE DRAGON #150

Written, art and cover by Erik Larsen.

Just when Dragon thought his struggle to protect Chicago from the nefarious Vicious Circle couldn't get any worse, his deadliest foe returns. The shocker of the year: OverLord Triumphant!

64 pages, $5.99, in stores on July 15.

SPAWN #194

Written by Todd McFarlane, art by Whilce Portacio and McFarlane, cover by Greg Capullo.

"Endgame," Part Ten. Get ready for Violator vs. Spawn! Violator returns to have his first encounter with the new Spawn. Meanwhile, the Clown continues to manipulate from behind the scenes.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on July 22.

SPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 2 TP

Written by Todd McFarlane, Alan Moore and Frank Miller, art by McFarlane, cover by Greg Capullo.

Featuring the stories and artwork by Spawn creator Todd McFarlane that laid the groundwork for the most successful independent comic book ever published. Spawn Origins, Vol. 2 includes classic Spawn stories written by Alan Moore and Frank Miller, as well as the introduction of memorable characters into the Spawn universe. Collects issues #7-8 & 11-14.

152 pages, $14.99.

THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT #4

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

The nightmares of H.P. Lovecraft have leaked from his brain into the world. All that he loves, all of Providence, is at risk. His mother has emerged from her catatonic state to take charge: with the police hot on his trail, her son must flee. But the detectives are the least of his worries. While in the asylum, Lovecraft unwittingly created a hellish creature that now, beyond his control, has set its sights on Sylvia! Lovecraft won't leave town and save himself without making a stand for the only woman he's ever loved. But can he get there in time? And what will happen to him? It's the final horrific chapter!

48 pages, $4..99, in stores on July 8.

THE SWORD #20

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

A serious limitation of the sword's power is revealed. And if that isn't enough to discourage Dara in her mission to hunt down Malia, a very threatening opponent that awaits her might.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 20.

THE WALKING DEAD #63

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

The hunt continues! Who will be the next to fall?

32 pages, black and whie, $2.99, in stores on July 15.



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