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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2009

IMAGE COMICS FOR MARCH

IMAGE UNITED: INTERLUDE #1

Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Ryan Ottley, Erik Larsen and others.

Following the cataclysmic events of Image United #3! Take a break from our regularly scheduled mayhem to take a tour of the rest of the Image Universe to see how everyone is dealing with the shocking evens from the last issue of Image United. Featuring Invincible and many, many more. This story leads directly into next month's Image United #4!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 31.

DEAD @ 17: THE WITCH QUEEN #1

Written, art and cover by Josh Howard.

Dead @ 17's penultimate chapter begins here! After being forced to kill her closest friend, Nara found herself banished to Purgatory by the Beast from the Abyss. Doomed to wander a hostile and timeless wasteland ruled by the mysterious Witch Queen, Nara has accepted her fate as penance for her actions. Haunted by her past, she faces her greatest challenge as she confronts who she's been and what she will become.

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

HAUNT #6

Written by Robert Kirkman, art by Greg Capullo and Todd McFarlane, covers by McFarlane.

Special stand-alone issue! The events surrounding Kurt's death are revisited, this time from the perspective of the mysterious Mirage, providing more insight into the birth of Haunt. An excellent jumping-on point for new readers, leading up to the second explosive story-arc beginning next issue!

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

HAUNT, VOL. 1 TP

Written by Robert Kirkman, art by Greg Capullo, Ryan Ottley and Todd McFarlane, cover by McFarlane.

Based around two brothers, one a less than perfect priest, the other a government agent, the men struggle to get along, rarely agreeing on anything. An unexpected accident forces them to work together in ways they never thought possible. Struggling with his own personal demons, the priest begrudgingly works alongside the spirit of his recently deceased brother, who possesses him. Together, the brothers form a new superhero: Haunt. Collects Haunt #1-5.

120 pages, $9.99, in stores on March 3.

SPAWN #201

Written by Will Carlton, art by Szymon Kudranski and Todd McFarlane, cover by McFarlane.

With the return of one of Spawn's greatest enemies, Clown continues to build his army of Vampires. Jim struggles with his instant celebrity status as a modern day Messiah, all while protecting New York City from the evils that lurk at night.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 31.

SPAWN ORIGINS: BOOK ONE HC

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

Classic Spawn reprinted in oversized hardcover! With Spawn, writer and artist Todd McFarlane unleashed his iconic antihero on the world, and launched the most successful independent comic book in history. Spawn Origins: Book One, includes classic Spawn stories written by Alan Moore, Dave Sim and Frank Miller, as well as the introduction of memorable characters into the Spawn universe. Collects Spawn #1-8 and #10-13

200 pages, $29.99, in stores on March 17.

FADE TO BLACK #1

Written by Jeff Mariotte, art and cover by Daniele Serra.

Desert survival is hard, even without a cannibal cult in the mix. Five people will find that out as they embark on the most terrifying journey of their young lives ... only none of them are what they seem--and neither is anything else!-- in this gut-wrenching horror miniseries.

32 pages, $3.50.

SHUDDERTOWN #1

Written by Nick Spencer, art and cover by Adam Geen.

The dead are killing, and troubled homicide cop Isaac Hernandez is on a desperate search for answers. His investigation leads him deep into the corridors of the Shuddertown housing projects, and towards a truth too terrible to face.

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

TANK GIRL: DIRTY HELMETS

Written by Alan Martin, art and cover by Rufus Dayglo.

Second in a line of special Tank Girl one-shots from Image. Tank Girl returns to her army roots when she receives special orders from a long-forgotten de-coding machine and decides to act upon them - she has to confront more than just the enemy in this twisted, ridiculous tale. And, in a special bonus story, the army rears its head again as Tank Girl's brain is cloned and used to power a new state-of-the-art tank. Dirty Helmets is a classic retro-styled Tank Girl book for war movie lovers of all ages.

32 pages, black and white, $3.99, in stores on March 3.

TRUE STORY, SWEAR TO GOD #12

Written, art and cover by Tom Beland.

When you meet the love of your life at a bus stop in Disneyworld... where else do you marry her, but at the "Happiest Place on Earth?" But who will marry them...? Goofy? Mickey?

32 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on March 3.

YOUNGBLOOD #10

Written by Robert Kirkman and Rob Liefeld, art and cover by Liefeld.

"Consequences." Shaft is suspended from the Youngblood program following the White House massacre. The Free Agent takes the reigns of a Youngblood team re-grouping after the events of Image United. A new recruit upsets the balance of an already unstable team. Badrock and Die Hard pursue the time travelers who kidnapped the President. An Image United tie-in!

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

VIKING VOL. 1: THE LONG COLD FIRE HC

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

The most violent criminal underworld in history! Fine 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 Cross Bronx comes a crime book for the 9th Century.

144 pages, $24.99, in stores on March 24.

FELL, VOL. 1: FERAL CITY TP

Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by Ben Templesmith.

Back in print! Detective Richard Fell is transferred over the bridge from the big city to Snowtown, a feral district whose police investigations department numbers three and a half people (one detective has no legs). Dumped in this collapsing urban trashzone, Richard Fell is starting all over again. In a place where nothing seems to make any sense, Fell clings to the one thing he knows to be true: Everybody's hiding something. Collects Fell #1-8.

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on March 3.

GODLAND, VOL. 5: FAR BEYOND THE BANG TP

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

Follow Earth's emissary to the cosmos, Commander Adam Archer, as he journeys into deep space in search of his sister, Neela. On his journey, he meets cosmic Vikings, Leviticus and Vayikra -- and does battle with the otherworldly weirdness of N'ull Pax Mizer and R@d-Ur Rezz! All this, and the return of Friedrich Nickelhead in his grandest scheme ever! Collects Godland #25-30.

152 pages, $14.99, in stores on March 24.

THE MICE TEMPLAR, VOL. 2: DESTINY HC

Written by Bryan J.L. Glass and Michael Avon Oeming, art and cover by Victor Santos and Oeming.

Karic might be the Chosen One...but what does such a title even mean for the young mouse who desires only to save his family from a monstrous fate. Under the training of exile Cassius, Karic learns what it truly is to be a Templar knight and warrior. While One-Arm Leito rallies his fellow prisoners, struggling to become a leader against impossible odds. Both mice find themselves on a collision course with destiny. Collects Mice Templar: Destiny #1-5.

220 pages, price TBA, in stores on March 17.

SAVAGE DRAGON: IDENTITY CRISIS TP

Written, art and cover by Erik Larsen.

Savage Dragon is dead. Or is he? After being brutally slain by Overlord, Dragon's son comes up with a scheme to resurrect his fallen father. Meanwhile, Dragon's consciousness had found its way into Virus, a murdering psychopath with multiple personalities, Overlord is using Dragon's blood to transform members of the notorious Vicious Circle into rampaging reflections of the Dragon and the forces have even found a way to restore and free Dark Dragon -- a murderous marauder in his own right. It's one shock after another! Collects Savage Dragon #151-156.

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on March 3.

JACK'S KNACK: BOOK THREE OF THE BLUE FOREST SERIES HC

Written by Kristen Koerner Simon, art and cover by Jim Valentino.

Jack the Rabbit wanders through the Blue Forest, watching the birds build their nests, the beaver build his dam, and the squirrels store their food and wonders what he's supposed to be doing. Join Jack on his quest to discover what he's good at -- and perhaps realize that he's been doing it all along!

32 pages, $12.99, in stores on March 10.

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #23

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

"Legacy," part three. Wolf-Man, Hunter and Mecha-Maid team-up as the legions of the Wolf-Nation attack! Jacobson and his clan return and that spells trouble for a certain Elder Brood ... but where is Chloe? All this and more in the ramp-up to the monumental 25th issue!

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

CHEW #10

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

"International Flavor," conclusion. Cannibal vs. bloodsucker.

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

CHOKER #2

Written by Ben McCool, art and cover by Ben Templesmith.

"Where Angels Go to Die." Johnny is introduced to his maniacal new partner on the Shotgun City police force, and experiences a vicious foretaste of what's in store for him. Meanwhile, a new mob of villains rear their ugly head, suggesting Hunt Cassidy's clutch on the city is tighter -- and deadlier -- than first thought.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 17.

ELEPHANTMEN #26

Written by Richard Stakings, art by Moritat, cover by Boo Cook.

"Questionable Things," part three. Blackthorne is assigned to assist Hip and Ebony in tracking down the MAPPO agents loose in Los Angeles. Miki reluctantly agrees to help.

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

FORGETLESS #4

Written by Nick Spencer, art by Jorge Coelho and Marley Zarcone, cover by Zarcone.

Normally, Forgetless is about the last great club night in New York, and the murderous models that it make so special. But this month, we're doing a story about a sex-addicted koala instead. And trust us, it's even weirder than it sounds.

32 pages, $3.50.

GOD COMPLEX #4

Written by Michael Avon Oeming and Daniel Berman, art by John Broglia, cover by Oeming.

George and Sophia are safe, but Paul can't leave the monstrous Medusa loose on this unsuspecting world. He must go back and defeat one of the most dangerous creatures of myth and legend! Is she too strong for him now that he is no longer immortal? Can he resist the temptation she brings him from the gods?

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

INVINCIBLE #71

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

The Viltrumite War begins! The entire series has been leading up to this! The pieces are in place, the time to strike is now! It's all out war as the Coalition of Planets finally make its move against the Viltrum Empire -- with Invincible stuck in the middle. Things will never be the same after this

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

JERSEY GODS #12

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

"Thunder Road," conclusion. Hang on to your seats: The Jersey Gods train is about to derail. Everything that you thought you knew was wrong! The stunning conclusion to "Thunder Road," a tale so huge that it had to be a double-sized issue. No hype: This ending is a shocker!

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on March 31.

KING CITY #8

Written, art and cover by Brandon Graham.

Pete learns where the Raquet Club has taken the alien girl he was entrusted with. Meanwhile, Max finds his old friend Tooth dead from the drug Chalk, and remembers their time in the Korean Xombie war.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99.

ORC STAIN #3

Written, art and cover by James Stokoe.

"Escape from Skrubtown." One Eye is ready for a little relaxation after being up on the chopping block, but soon finds himself in a desperate chase to escape Skrubtown. Meanwhile, the Great Mob of the south marches ever onwards, sending out their shadowy dark robed agents to find the key to unlocking the god organ.

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

SAVAGE DRAGON #158

Written, art and cover by Erik Larsen.

"Dragon War," part four. The Vicious Circle has upgraded its most powerful member, and things aren't looking too rosy for Savage Dragon.

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

THE SWORD #23

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

Dara and Malia's battle continues. As Dara's quest for revenge nears its end, she will witness how far a god is willing to go to defeat its enemies.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 31.

THE WALKING DEAD #71

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

Adjusting to this new life won't be easy.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on March 10.

THE WEIRD WORLD OF JACK STAFF #3

Written and art by Paul Grist, cover by Ian Churchill.

The untold origin of Jack Staff continues as Professor Fate siezes the Sword of Devastation, whilst in the present day John Smith finds out just who has wiped his memories of being a superhero. And that's not good news.

32 pages, $3.50.






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