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THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010

IMAGE COMICS FOR JUNE

THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN # 1

Written by David Hine and Shaky Kane, art and cover by Kane.

All new six-issue series! Relive the Golden Age of comics! The Legendary Kane and Hine return to their greatest creations! See! Coffin Fly Vs. Zombie Nam Vets! The Shield of Justice walks the Dead Beat! The Unforgiving Eye sees all, forgives nothing! Red Wraith: He's red! He's dead! Ramona: Buxom, Beautiful and Bound! Big 2 Publishing, eat your heart out!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 2.

HACK/SLASH: MY FIRST MANIAC #1

Written by Tim Seeley, with art by Daniel Leiser and covers by Seeley/Nei Ruffino and Jenny Frison.

Hack/Slash comes to Image Comics in a new miniseries that explores Cassie's first case! 16-year-old Cassie Hack has just been forced to kill her mother, the undead murderer known as the Lunch Lady! Now faced with overwhelming guilt, she must decide if she can make a life with her foster parents or use her new-found slasher killing skills to save other screaming teenagers! But does the apple fall far from the tree?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 9.

HACK/SLASH OMNIBUS, VOL. 1 TP (NEW PRINTING)

Written by Tim Seeley, art by Stefano Caselli, Dave Crosland and Skotttie Young.

At the end of every horror movie, one girl always survives... in this case, Cassie Hack not only survives, she turns the tables by hunting and destroying the horrible slashers that would do harm to the innocent! Alongside the gentle giant known as Vlad, the two cut a bloody path through those who deserve to be put down... hard!

300 pages, $29.99, in stores on June 9.

HACK/SLASH, VOL. 3: FRIDAY THE 31ST TP (NEW PRINTING)

Written by Tim Seeley, art by Emily Stone and Matt Merhoff, cover by Seeley.

Surviving the first horror movie is tough. Surviving the sequel is near impossible. Making it to the third? Now that's, well, superhuman! Cassie and Vlad manage to get to their third trade paperback collection of "Hack/Slash!" But there, they have to face murderous dolls, medical miscreants, and satanic rockers...will they make it to the end in one piece?

152 pages, $18.99, in stores on June 9.

DUST WARS #1

Written by Christopher "Mink" Morrison, art and cover by Davide Fabbri and Paolo Parente.

Read along as Koshka's Russian KV-47 Squad & a rag tag group of American's join together to destroy Axis Commander Sigrid Von Thaler's top secret base deep behind enemy lines. This time Sigrid is poised to end the Dust war with one final assault on Europe with her new mammoth Gunther robots. Can the Allies save the day? Twi

24 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 2.

DYNAMO 5: SINS OF THE FATHER

Written by Jay Faerber, art by Julio Brilha, covers by Mahmud A. Asrar/Ron Riley and Kelsey Shannon/Marc Deering.

Dynamo 5 returns in an all-new miniseries! As the team struggles to adjust to their new powers, they must combat an alien menace with its roots in an untold adventure featuring Captain Dynamo, Omni-Man, Supreme, and other Image heroes! Plus the debut of Notorious, a new bonus feature by Jay Faerber and Joe Eisma! A masked crime fighter targets a powerful mob family. But what are his true motives?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 23.

META 4 #1

Written and art by Ted McKeever, cover by McKeever and Dana Moreshead.

An amnesiac astronaut is helped by Gasolina, a muscular woman who dresses up as Santa all year round. As they travel New York City for one man's answers of self, it becomes an expedition to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves. In true McKeever fashion, Meta 4 is a combination of distorted mystery, dark humor, conflict both physical and mental, and friendship all set against the backdrop of wretchedness and hope!

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

BRIGADE #1

Written by Rob Liefeld, art by Marat Mychaels, covers by Mychaels, Liefeld and Mike Capprotti.

"Genocide." Battlestone. Seahawk. Coldsnap. Thermal. Kayo. Stasis. Lethal. Together they are Brigade. Thirty years ago, a crashed alien spacecraft was retrieved by the U.S. government. A warning of an impending invasion was heeded and an alien defense initiative named Brigade was formed. 30 years later, Genocide arrives, looking to finish earth off for good. Fueled by alien technology and biology, only a Brigade can stop them! A complete re-imagining of the original smash series by the original creative team.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 30.

SEA BEAR & GRIZZLY SHARK #1

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

Do not go out at night: Grizzly Shark lurks in these woods. There are many dangers of the deep, but none so deadly as Sea Bear! Thrill to the adventures of these two exciting new characters. Told in two full-length stories. Also featuring a special prose origin story Robert Kirkman.

48 pages, black and white, $4.99, in stores on June 23.

THE PRO (NEW PRINTING)

Written by Garth Ennis, with art and cover by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti.

Reintroducing the outrageous story of The Pro in a paperback version of the deluxe hardcover edition. Just when you think Garth Eniis has gone too far, just when you thought it was safe to walk the streets, just when you thought no one would go near the idea of the world's first superhero prostitute... here comes The Pro! Plus, in “The Pro Meets the Ho," our plucky heroine faces a super-powered “soiled dove" whose powers of perversion exceed the Pro's own!

72 pages, $7.99, in stores on June 2.

CREATURE TECH OGN (NEW PRINTING)

Written, art and cover by Doug Tennapel.

A new edition presented for the first time by Image Comics! Featuring 16 new pages of TennapeL's rough development sketches and pin ups from Rob Schrab and C.S. Morse.

224 pages, black and white, $17.99, in stores on June 16.

I KILL GIANTS TP

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

Barbara Thorson, a girl battling monsters both real and imagined, kicks butt, takes names, and faces her greatest fear in the bittersweet coming-of-age story. Collects I Kill Giants #1-7.

184 pages, black and white, $15.99, in stores on June 2.

THE MICE TEMPLAR, VOL. 2.1: DESTINY, PART 1 TP

Written by Bryan J.L. Glass and Michael Avon Oeming, art by Victor Santos and Oeming, cover by 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. Forword by Gail Simon. Collects Mice Templar: Destiny #1-5.

208 pages, $17.99, in stores on June 9.

PROOF VOL. 4: JULIA TPB

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

Murder, heartbreak and Bigfoot steampunk action in the book NPR calls "the most memorable series of the year!" 150 years ago, Proof was a Victorian circus star while the serial killer Springheel Jack was stalking London's back alleys. When Proof and Jack both set their sights on the same woman, she doesn't stand a chance! Collects Proof #18-23.

128 pages, $16.99, in stores on June 9.

PUG OGN

Written by Derek McCulloch, art and cover by Greg Espinoza.

Six years ago, the Darlinger fight ended Jake's career, cost him his family, and put him in a downward spiral that looked like it had no end. Now he's doing collections for a small-time loan shark and thinking maybe it's time he set a few things straight in the world. Pug is an unsparing tale of a good man trapped in a life of brutality -- 15 rounds of blood and bad memories.

104 pages, black and white, $14.99, in stores on June 30.

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 12: LIFE AMONG THEM TP

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN, art and cover by CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

At long last, the survivors of ROBERT KIRKMAN and CHARLIE ADLARD's acclaimed post-apocalyptic survival adventure find the hope they've longed look for. Can a town not yet ravaged by the horrors unleashed on Earth possibly be all it's hoped for? Is there a far more sinister secret behind their newfound safe haven? Even worse, can people forever changed by the worst in humanity ever hope to get back to their old selves? The next chapter of the Walking Dead is set to change everything. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #67-72

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 2.

AGE OF BRONZE #30

Written by ERIC SHANOWER, art and cover by ERIC SHANOWER.

art 11 Pandarus pulls strings to finally get those reluctant lovers Troilus and Cressida together. The Trojan War is in full swing and so is the behind-the-scenes intrigue. Meanwhile, Helen's pregnant and wants to leave Troy, but getting past the enraged women of the city is more difficult than expected.

24 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on June 16.

CHEW #12

Written by JOHN LAYMAN, art and cover by ROB GUILLORY.

"JUST DESSERTS," Part Two The killer cock Poyo returns! Feathers will fly, and blood will spill! Plus: Tony Chu undercover!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 23.

CHOKER #5

Written by BEN McCOOL, art by& cover BEN TEMPLESMITH

"The Ripper." With the final showdown between the police department and Hunt Cassidy looming large, the drug dealer's former captive unleashes an onslaught of her own. And as the stark reality of Johnny Jackson's reinstatement is revealed, his plot to put things right surprises just about everyone...

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 23.

COWBOY NINJA VIKING #7

Written by AJ LIEBERMAN, art and cover by RILEY ROSSMO JUNE 23 24 PAGES / FC $3.99 There's always a point in a mission where everything goes to hell, people die, and the team bonds as they realize they're on their own. Two of those three things happen in this issue and one of them is NOT “and the team bonds." With their Bangkok mission in shambles, the one person they're supposed to protect dead, and CNV literally missing...Duncan & Co. are just starting to grasp how deep their hole goes.

DEAD @ 17: THE WITCH QUEEN #4

Written by & art JOSH HOWARD cover by JOSH HOWARD

It's Nara vs. the Witch Queen! When the dust settles, what will be the fates of Asia, Violet, Joan and Mel? The shocking conclusion sets the stage for the upcoming final chapter of Dead@17!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 9.

ELEPHANTMEN #28

Written by RICHARD STARKINGS, art by MORITAT cover by STEVE SKROCE

“QUESTIONABLE THINGS," Part Five Hip Flask versus agents of MAPPO – and Flask has nothing left to lose.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 30.

FADE TO BLACK #4

Written by JEFF MARIOTTE, art and cvoer by DANIELE SERRA

Deceit, treachery, double-crossing, the quest for popularity — it's like a little piece of Hollywood was dropped into the sacrificial circle of the cannibal cult! Our heroes learn that some of the dead are still breathing and what they believed about each other is all wrong. Meanwhile, the cannibals' real plan becomes clear...

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 16.

GOD COMPLEX #7

Written by DANIEL BERMAN, art byJOHN BROGLIA cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING

Will Paul survive the underworld long enough to retrieve the Ambrosia and save Sophia? Paul finds a new companion... someone else in trouble? or someone who will be key in helping Paul in his Quest? Let's just say, monsters are bigger in the underworld. It's no surprise that surviving in the underworld is complex!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 16.

GODLAND #34

Written by JOE CASEY, art by& cover TOM SCIOLI

BOOK THIRTY-FOUR: THE WORKS Imagine the most mind-blowing epic of our times... then double it! Now cram that into a solicitation that compels you to pre-order multiple copies! You have just experienced an Iboga-sized event. You know what we're dealing here: It's cosmic crack for your comic-addled brains!

24 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 30.

THE GREAT UNKNOWN #5

Written by DUNCAN ROULEAU, art and cover by DUNCAN ROULEAU

MINISERIES CONCLUSION! After Zach Feld discovered his thoughts were being plundered for profit by the auction house website Imind, he embarked on an existential odyssey across a landscape of loser-dom to stop the most bizarre identity thieves of our time! Only, as Zach reaches the end of his journey he's discovered that his enemies may not be who...or what...he thought they were! Don't miss the mind warping end to this “low-fi sci-fi" that answers the question, “What's the fun in knowing?"

32 pages, $3.59, in stores on June 23.

HAUNT #9

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN, art by GREG CAPULLO & TODD McFARLANE cover GREG CAPULLO

After many months of training Daniel Kilgore is now being sent on his first mission. Deep into enemy territory, he has to use everything he's learned, and all his brother knows in order to get out of this alive. Witness HAUNT at full power, in action for the first time!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 2.

INVINCIBLE #74

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN, art and cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

THE VILTRUMITE WAR CONTINUES! The traitor is revealed as the Viltrumite Empire's Grand Regent Thragg launches a full-scale assault on the Coalition of Planets home base on Talescria. It appears that all is lost, but The Coalition isn't going to go down without a fight.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 23.

KING CITY #11

Written by BRANDON GRAHAM, art by& cover BRANDON GRAHAM

The cat master army arrives in King City. To break out of the extraterrestrial brothel, our heroes have to get past the watchful eye of a sniper who is the best at what he does – and his clone (also the best). Also, Mr Pimpossible and Goons!

32 pages, black and white, $2.99.

THE LIGHT #3

Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON, art and cover BRETT WELDELE

Coyle and Avery travel inland with new companions, and as day breaks they discover how far the deadly fingers of the virus reach.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 9.

SAM & TWITCH: THE WRITER #3

Written by LUCA BLENGINO, art by LUCA ERBETTA & FABIO BONO colors FILIPPO RIZZU cover LUCA ERBETTA

PART THREE: “THE SECRET INHERITANCE OF FRANCIS MERRILL" New York City is at the mercy of the snowstorm of the century. In these extreme conditions the destiny of an eclectic group of people cross paths – as if they were actors following a script created by the killer known as The Writer. Priests and vengeful husbands are on the trail of the killer and so are Sam and Twitch. Who will decipher the story of The Writer? While the snow continues to pile up, so does the body count.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 9.

SAM & TWITCH: THE WRITER #4

Written by LUCA BLENGINO pencils LUCA ERBETTA & FABIO BONO colors FILIPPO RIZZU cover LUCA ERBETTA JUNE 23 32 PAGES / FC $2.99

PART FOUR: “THE LAST CHAPTER" The hunt is over, and all the pieces of the puzzle are found, but it turns out they don't all fit together. Sam & Twitch are racing against the clock and the weather to stop The Writer and discover his biggest secret yet!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 23.

SAVAGE DRAGON #161

Written, art and cover by Erik Larsen, flip cover by Andrew Dimitt.

"Dragon WAr," Aftermath The war is over, but the battle continues! Revealed as possibly the greatest menace on the face of the earth Savage Dragon must now face a world united against him! The Dynamic Daredevil returns – and you're not going to believe who and what are waiting in the wings! Plus, the second in a series of Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies! This one's by Dimitt, featuring Savage Dragon and Roughneck!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 2.

SHADOWHAWK #2

Written by Dan Wickline, art by Tone Rodriguez, covers by Ben Templesmith and Rodriguez.

"Resurrection," Part Two. The return of the original ShadowHawk continues! A masked suicide bomber took out a crowded church while the TV cameras rolled, so how is he now standing in the middle of the hottest nightclub event in the city? Meanwhile, Blacklight wants to know why her best friend is in a coma and why someone else is wearing his costume. If that wasn't enough for our hero, enter: Krimson. Spinning out from the universe-shattering events of Image United – the original back-breaker returns! Featuring Part 2 of a back-up story called "Back Pain" written by Steve Niles and illustrated by ShadowHawk creator Jim Valentino!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 2.

SHUDDERTOWN #4

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

Nothing is what it seems to be as the mysteries of Shuddertown slowly unravel, exposing a truth too terrible to face, but too powerful to run from. And for Homicide Detective Isaac Hernandez, uncovering the facts behind the ghost killings might only mark a tortured beginning.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 30.

SPAWN #204

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

A massive manhunt erupts in the pages of this month's Spawn! After a stint of silence, and unwillingness to give his enemies answers, Spawn suddenly loses the only person that matters in his life. Sara's kidnapping sends Clown and Spawn on a wild chase through the city, but a surprise attack by Bludd throws them off course. Can they find Sara before she takes her last breath?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 30.

TURF #3

Written by Jonathan Ross, art by Tommy Lee Edwards, covers by Edwards, Josh Ellingson and William Stout.

"Badfellas." The gangs of New York are either dead or in hiding. The cops are on their way to tackle the Dragonmirs, a family of blood drinking Strigoli (that's vampire to you and me) from Romania. But the bloodsuckers have set up a little reception party for the Cops on Brooklyn Bridge, and things don't look too good for New York's finest. Mankind's last hopes rest with former Gang Boss Eddie Falco, now telepathically linked with the Alien Squeed from Anth. Together they head to Harlem, where they must persuade The Reverend Samuel King and his men to join with them and confront the monstrous threat that the Dragonmirs are re-awakening... the first vampire, the "man-killer"... "the Old One!"

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 30.

THE WALKING DEAD #74

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

A life restored by His glory.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on June 16.

THE WEIRD WORLD OF JACK STAFF #5

Written, art and cover by Paul Grist.

John Smith regains his memories of Jack Staff, but finds out that's not good news when he realizes that Professor Fate still wants the secret of the Sword of Devastation!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 30.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK? #2

Written by Rob Zombie, art and cover by Donny Hadiwidjaja and Val Staples.

Leon's popularity as Baron Von Shock soars beyond his wildest dreams! But then the crap hits the fan when Baron Von Shock goes up against... Baron Von Shock?!?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 30.



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