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THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010

IMAGE COMICS FOR SEPTEMBER

THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM, VOL. 1 TP (NEW PRINTING)

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

The first eight volumes of this fan-favorite series collected into one massive paperback collection. Get it while supplies last. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #1-48.

1,088 pages, black and white, $59.99, in stores on Sept. 1.

SKULLKICKERS #1

Written by Jim Zubkavich, art by Chris Stevens, Edwin Huang and Misty Coates, cover by Chris Stevens.

"One Thousand Opas And A Dead Body" -- No one knows where these two warriors came from. The only thing that's clear is that they're two of most ornery, trouble-making $%@# that have ever lived.

Skullkickers is a fantasy action-comedy: Two mercenaries are entangled in a high-class assassination plot and nothing -- werewolves, skeletons or black magic -- will stop them from getting paid.

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

CHEW #15

Written by John Layman, art and fold0out cover by Rob Guillory.

"Just Desserts," Conclusion -- It's the final chapter of "Just Desserts" and the biggest story in Chew history, figuratively and literally. As we reach the one-quarter mark of the Chew run, the last remaining major characters are introduced and an event transpires that is so shocking and unexpected it changes the book forever, fundamentally and irrevocably.

And, as a special sloppy, wet kiss to everyone who has supported the book and helped it succeed beyond our wildest expectations: Chew #15 is bonus-sized, with more story pages and a special tri-fold poster cover, at no extra cost.

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

IMAGE FIRSTS: THE DARKNESS #1

Written by Garth Ennis, art and cover by Marc Silvestri.

32 pages, $1, in stores on Sept. 1.

IMAGE FIRSTS: LIBERTY MEADOWS #1

Written, art and cover by Frank Cho.

32 black-and-white pages, $1, in stores on Sept. 8.

IMAGE FIRSTS: WANTED #1

Written by Mark Millar, art and cover by J.G. Jones.

32 pages, $1, in stores on Sept. 15.

IMAGE FIRSTS: I KILL GIANTS #1

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

32 pages, $1, in stores on Sept. 22.

IMAGE FIRSTS: MAGE #1

Written, art and cover by Matt Wagner.

32 pages, $1, in stores on Sept. 29.

NEXT GEN WARZ #1

Written, art and covers by Ryan Kinnaird.

"A Battle of Giga Proportions" -- Kinnaird pens a titillating comedic tale, as the female-embodied video game consoles FoxBox630 and ESexy3 battle for supremacy. The greatest conflict for disposable income begins!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 22.

SCIENCE DOG SPECIAL #1

Written by Robert Kirkman, art by Cory Walker, cover by Walker and Dave Stewart.

Fight fire with fire. Fight evil with science! Collecting the never before reprinted Science Dog back-up stories from Invincible #25 and #50, this story leads right into the senses-shattering back-up story contained within issue 75. If you're only reading Invincible in collected form, this is what you've been missing!

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

FRANKIE STEIN HC

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

From the studio that brought you Ben 10 and Generator Rex comes a new children's book perfect for an all-year-round Halloween hoot! Young Frankie Stein is starting to doubt his father's claim that "Boys live in castles and monsters live in cities." Taking a leap of faith, Frankie heads into nearby Transylvania, Pennsylvania, to test that theory for himself...on October 31st! What's a monster-boy to do in a city filled to overflowing with monsters?

48 pages, $12.99, in stores on Sept. 8.

LIQUID CITY, VOL. 2 OGN

Edited by Sonny Liew and Lim Cheng Tju, written and art by Lat, Liew, Miel, Charlene Chua and more, cover by Shelly Wan.

Liquid City, Vol. 2 once again brings together creators from Southeast Asia to offer an amazing diversity of stories. From Lat's vignette of a soccer game in Malaysia to Ivan Song's poignant near-future tale of childhood memories to Vietnamese artist Nguyen Thanh Phong's account of his adventures in South Korea, this collection showcases an incredible variety of styles and genres. War, fantasy, drama, road trips and Robot Rabbits -- you'll find it all and more in Liquid City, Vol. 2.

312 pages, $29.99, in stores on Sept. 29.

G-MAN, VOL. 1: LEARNING TO FLY TP

Written, art and cover by Chris Giarrusso.

Mini Marvels creator Chris Giarrusso introduces G-Man and his pals, the next wave of all-new kid superheroes! Featuring the origin of G-Man and Great Man! Collects the G-MAN one-shot, the G-Man Christmas story, the complete collection of Comic Bits comic strips, and the Mean Brother/Idiot Brother comic strips.

96 pages, $9.99, in stores on Sept. 29.

G-MAN, VOL. 2: CAPE CRISIS TP

Written, art and cover by Chris Giarrusso.

When pieces of G-Man's magic cape fall into the wrong hands, things quickly spin out of control. G-Man and his friends must battle to recover the cape fragments, but this time the bad guys have the same powers as G-Man! Collects G-Man: Cape Crisis #1-5.

96 pages, $9.99, in stores on Sept. 29.

THE MICE TEMPLAR, VOL. 2.2: DESTINY, PART 2 TP

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

Destiny, prophecy and free will collide as the young mouse Karic prepares himself for an audacious confrontation with the fearsome Snake god of the druids for the salvation of his family and the fate of all mice. Yet, many forces stand in his way: the tyranny of the mad King Icarus, the twisted riddles of the Bats of Meave, the ancient demonic Nathair, and certain doom at the claws of the Zombie Cat! Foreword by Ed Brubaker. Collects The Mice Templar: Destiny #6-9.

200 pages, $17.99, in stores on Sept. 8.

THE PERHAPANAUTS, VOL. 0: DARK DAYS TP

Written by Todd Deazgo art and cover by Craig Rousseau and Rico Renzi.

The Perhapanauts: Dark Days collects, for the first time, in one massive tome, the time-lost tales of the Perhapanauts from their hard-to-find First Blood and Second Chances miniseries! See the origins and early adventures of the most mysterious, thrilling, and, at times, hilarious paranormal team in comics! This is where it all started! Also features several back-up stories and a pin-up gallery by some of the industry's finest!

240 pages, $17.99, in stores on Sept. 8.

SHUDDERTOWN HC

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

The dead are killing. While struggling to hide the secrets of his own tortured past, troubled homicide detective Isaac Hernandez investigates a string of murders in which all of the forensic evidence points toward perpetrators who are already dead themselves. One of the year's most critically acclaimed and talked-about crime stories, finally collected in a beautiful oversized-hardcover format!

128 pages, $19.99, in stores on Sept. 15.

SPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 7 TP

Written by Todd McFarlane, art by McFarlane, Greg Capullo and Tony Daniel, cover by Capullo.

The latest addition to the ever-growing SPAWN: ORIGINS family of books is coming down the pipe! SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 7 collects classic SPAWN issues written by creator TODD McFARLANE, with the art on each issue alternating between GREG CAPULLO and TONY DANIEL.

Cy-gor is on the hunt and headed straight for NYC with only one thing on his simian mind: find and destroy Spawn. Will Spawn even be able to fight, with the Curse and his minions doing their own brand of damage to the hell-born hero? Throw angel warriors and the Violator into the mix, and Spawn is headed for deep trouble.

Also included is the fan-favorite "Santa Spawn" issue, where Spawn saves Christmas for a hard-working family. Collects SPAWN #39-44.

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on Sept. 15.

DAWN 2011 CALENDAR

Art by Joseph Michael Linsner.

Make every day a new Dawn with 13 all-new Linsner Dawn paintings, including a saucy centerfold of indie comics' favorite sexy siren.

24 pages, $14.99, in stores on Sept. 8.

THE WALKING DEAD 2011 CALENDAR

Art by Charlie Adlard.

13 of the most heart-stopping images from comics' premiere horror series!

24 pages, $14.99, in stores on Sept. 8.

THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN #4

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

In one world Steve Neumann cleans up a gruesome murder scene, while as Coffin Fly he finally gets to kiss the girl of his dreams. But which is the dream? Warning! Do not read this issue's title aloud! "Red Wraith, Red Wraith, Red Wraith."

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 15.

COWBOY NINJA VIKING #10

Written by AJ Lieberman, art and cover by Riley Rossmo.

Double crosses, blown up boats and Bangkok strippers...

Duncan, Nix and Ghislain survived it all, but will they survive what comes next? As the fallout from the failed mission continues, Duncan learns a new secret that will change everything he thought he knew about being a Triplet.

24 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 29.

DYNAMO 5: SINS OF THE FATHER #4

Written by Jay Faerber, art by Julie Brilha, covers by Mahmud A. Asrar, Ron Riley and Cory Walker.

Tragedy befalls a member of Dynamo 5 as the team is introduced to The Primamires, a group of heroes assembled by the US government to help Dynamo 5 defeat the alien invaders. But is that their only agenda? Plus, in our exclusive back-up series, the battle between Notorious and Omerta continues.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 22.

ELEPHANTMEN #30

Written by Richard Starkings, art by Axel Medellin, cover by J. Scott Campbell.

"Questionable Things," Part Seven -- Miki and Hip spend a night in.

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

GUARDIANS OF THE GLOBE #2

Written by Robert Kirkman and Benito Cereno, art and cover by Ransom Getty and Fco Plascencia.

As the Viltrumite War rages on within the pages of Invincible, the ranks of the Guardians of the Globe are suddenly depleted. The Guardians recruitment drive is interrupted as a distress call comes in from Aquarus: Octoboss has taken over Atlantis! Now the recruits are thrown head first into battle -- let's hope they're ready. If only Invincible were there to help...

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

HACK/SLASH: MY FIRST MANIAC #4

Written by Tim Seeley, art by Dan Leister and Mark Englert, covers by Tim Seeleya, Carlos Badilla and Michael Gaydos.

The new-reader friendly tale of Cassie's first encounter with a slasher comes to a screaming, bloody end as she takes on the video game obsessed Grinface and his unexpected ally. Can Cassie keep her humanity or will she become a savage killer just like her mom?

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

HAUNT #12

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

The second story arc concludes. Hurg and his secret organization have been dragged into the open and exposed. Now is the time to strike! Haunt and the agency must act now -- before he moves deeper underground. He had Kurt killed, he set these events leading to the birth of Haunt into motion -- and now it's time to pay for what he's done!

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

INVINCIBLE #77

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

The Viltrumite War continues! The final stand! It's all come to this: The fate of all life on Earth is at stake. If Invincible loses... Wait, Invincible can't lose... Can he?

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

LADY ROBOTIKA #3

Written by Jane Wiedlin and Bill Morrison, art by Morrison and Jeffrey Moy, cover by Morrison.

In prison, Jane gains mastery over the nanites in her body, and develops amazing robotic abilities! She rallies her fellow cyborg prisoners and leads them in a daring prison break. But with freedom nearly in her grasp, she is forced to test her new powers against the sado-masochistic might of her captor, E'death!

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

META 4 #4

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

Bzoma, the amnesiac astronaut, and Gasolina, his hugely muscled female companion, have left the dense, nightmarish Big Rotten Apple for the wide-open roads of the Midwestern deserts. What started out as a lucid road trip turns decidedly bizarre when the astronaut's past comes full circle to hunt him down.

32 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 8.

MORNING GLORIES #2

Written by Nick Spencer, art by Joe Eisma, cover by Rodin Esquejo.

It's the Glories' first day of school, and they've already landed themselves in detention! Now, anywhere else that might just mean the start of a bad year, but they're about to find out when you're enrolled at Morning Glory Academy, corporal punishment takes on a whole new -- and deadly -- meaning!

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

MURDERLAND #2

Written by Stephen Scott, art and cover by David Hahn, Guillem Mari and Jose Villarrubia, flip cover by Daniel Krall. ALL

"Set the Method Down," part two. The authorities draw a step closer as the Arabber comes face to face with his old life as a gangland enforcer. Meanwhile, Method officially severs her ties to Rybinski Crisis Solutions, prompting a violent confrontation and forcing Rybinski to bring in a unique heavy-hitter from the Afghan poppy fields.

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

NANCY IN HELL #2

Written by El Torres, art by and cover Juan Jose Ryp and Fran Gambo.

As Nancy searches for a way out of Hell, she gains an unexpected ally: Lucifer himself! But he's not the Lucifer we're used to, and Hell is not willing to let them go... Deep in the pits, the demon called Mr. Macabre sharpens his claws as he prepares to hunt Nancy. Plus a tale of the Creation, the War in Heaven and the Fall of Lucifer, all in one issue!

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

ORC STAIN #7

Written, art and cover by James Stokoe.

The Road to Rekando Tor," Part One -- Hoping to evade the bulk of the Orc Tzar's invading mob, One-Eye and his companions decide to make a break for the ancient mountainside stronghold of Rekanda Tor. Only, a vicious army of the enigmatic Beard's poison-throwing Shakatuu stand in their way.

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

SAVAGE DRAGON #164

Written, art and cover by Erik Larsen.

"Emperor Dragon," Part Two -- Savage Dragon has plans to take over the world -- and it's up to a strange visitor from another planet to try and stop his evil scheme! Enter: Vanguard! Meanwhile, Malcolm and Angel are trying to cope with living in the shadow of a father who's become public enemy number one! Death and destruction are the order of the day, and nothing can stop the inevitable from taking place. The countdown begins to the end of the world!

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

SHADOWHAWK #5

Written by Jim Valentino and Dan Wickline, art by Tone Rodriguez, covers by Valentino, Chance Wolf and Rodriguez.

"Resurrection," Conclusion -- What happened to Eddie Collins? Where is his father, James? How did Paul Johnstone come back from the dead? And what does any of this have to do with the events in Image United? At long last, the answers are revealed!

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

SPAWN #207

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

The continuation of Jim's view of heaven! The education Jim attains while visiting such a place is immense, but is there a traitor amongst the great angels? Will Jim's reputation as a God on earth be put in jeopardy?

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

SWEETS #3

Written, art and cover by Kody Chamberlain.

After several big breaks in the case, the spree killer's name is revealed and he's finally within Detective Curt Delatte's grasp. With the massive storm inching closer every hour, Delatte may already be too late.

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

THE WALKING DEAD #77

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

No one can be trusted.

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

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK? #5

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

Leon hatches his plan to get another 15 minutes of fame, but will he have the guts to go through with it?

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





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