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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011

IMAGE COMICS FOR JANUARY

FATALE #1

Written by Ed Brubaker, art and cover by Sean Phillips, cover by Dave Stewart.

A reporter in 2012 stumbles on a secret that leads him down the darkest path imaginable... to a seductive woman who's been on the run since 1935, a mobster who may be an immortal demon monster, and the stories of all the doomed men who've been caught in their decades-long struggle. Fatale blends noir and horror to tell a riveting epic unlike anything you've seen before. Issue #1 ships with "Beauty" and "Beast" variant covers.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Jan. 4.

PROPHET #21

Written by Brandon Graham, art by Simon Roy, cover by Marian Churchland, variant cover by Rob Liefeld.

The distant future Earth is╩inhabited by alien settlers╩that feed off of the ape-men mankind has devolved into. John Prophet awakes from cryosleep on a mission to restart the human empire.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

WHISPERS #1

Written, art and cover by Joshua Luna.

A mentally troubled man is suddenly empowered with the ability to leave his physical body in "ghost" form and manipulate people in strange and disturbing ways. With this incredible power, will he control his demons...or discover even more? Joshua Luna of the Luna Brothers makes a solo debut with a dark, supernatural thriller that questions free will and explores the obsessions, addictions and urges we all have and may not have control of at all.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN: DISINTERRED #1

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

"Killer Inside - The Origin of the Shield of Justice." ╩Back from the grave! The cult hit of 2011 returns with a tale of treachery, murder and unrequited lust. When headless corpses start to appear on the first night of the full moon, ace detective Johnny P. Sartre smells a rat... Contains profanity, nudity, violence and the graphic depiction of alcohol abuse.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

MONDO #1

Written, art and cover by Ted McKeever.

Catfish's daily grind of "enhancing" poultry comes to a halt when he is accidentally tripped up by a loose chicken, causing him to fall victim to his own process. What proportions of his that were once human are now beyond anything normal. Add villainous corporate and military big wigs, a roller-skating weapon-toting chick named Kitten Kaboodle, a gang of tattooed babies, and there's still that enormous beach monster... And what you have is MONDO, in all its raging glory!

48 pages, black and white, $4.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

NANCY IN HELL (ON EARTH) #1

Written by El Torres, art by Enrique Lopez Lorenzana, color by Fran Gamboa.

The unlikely couple of Nancy and Lucifer are back! After escaping from Hell, the chainsaw-wielding hottie finds that the Gates of Hade remained open, and all kind of demons are pouring out on Earth. Our world is the newest infernal region, and nobody will help the humans... not even the angels from Heaven!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

COVER GIRLS HC

Art and cover by Guillem March. ╩ ╩

This volume collects some of the best covers and other artwork from Guillem March. More than one hundred full-color images featuring the sexiest girls from his stunning work for Eros Magazine or Playboy Spain, never seen in U.S., plus much unpublished art.

80 pages, $16.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

ARTIFACTS DELUXE HC

Written by Ron Marz, art by Michael Broussard, Whilce Portacio, Jeremy Haun and Dale Keown, cover by Dale Keown.

Individually, thirteen ancient and mystical Artifacts have guided mankind since the beginning of time. Now together, thirteen Artifacts will threaten to destroy everything when a mysterious antagonist known only as the Survivor orchestrates a grand symphony to draw the Artifact bearers together. Featuring virtually every character in the Top Cow Universe, including Witchblade, The Darkness, Angelus, Magdalena, Cyberforce, Hunter-Killer, and many more, this over-sized, slip-cased edition collects the entire Artifacts series. Collects Artifacts #0-#13 and Artifacts: Origins. Includes 24" x 36" poster insert.

446 pages, $99, in stores on Jan. 25 (Signed and numbered limited edition, $109.99).

AVENGELYNE, VOL. 1: DEVIL IN THE FLESH HC

Written by Rob Liefeld and Mark Poulton, art by Owen Gieni, cover by Rob Liefeld.

Created by Image Comics founder Rob Liefield, the fallen angel Avengelyne's quest for redemption is brought back into the spotlight by writer Mark Poulton and artist Owen Gieni. Together, this new creative team takes this freshly redesigned supernatural heroine on an epic and tantalizing adventure through the sin-filled streets of New York City where she encounters the Red Dragon, Torment, Devlin, Priest, the Coven, and many more. Collects Avengelyne #1-6.

184 pages, $24.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

BLUE ESTATE, VOL. 2 TP

Written by Viktor Kalvachev and Andrew Osborne, art Viktor Kalvachev, Toby Cypress, Nathan Fox, Tom Coker, Paul Maybury, Andrew Robinson and Marley Zarcone, cover and colors by Viktor Kalvachev.╩

The stakes increase and the body count rises when a pair of underachieving sons on opposite sides of the law betray their powerful fathers, triggering paranoia, chaos, and a deadly case of╩Dexter╩obsession in the second volume of the╩Blue Estate saga.╩╩Killers battle, schemes unravel, assassins get deployed and garden gnomes are╩destroyed as the supercool Hollywood crime series reloads in this bonus-packed new trade paperback collection!╩╩ Collects Blue Estate #5-8

120 pages,, $12.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

THE DARKNESS ACCURSED, VOL. 6 TP

Written by Phil Hester, art by Sheldon Mitchell, cover by Michael Broussard.

In one of the most explosive The Darkness arcs yet, Jackie Estacado, current bearer of the Darkness, is pushed to the brink. Having defeated his enemy, The Sovereign, Estacado had hoped to settle into a quiet, peaceful life in Chicago. But a series of attempts on his life, set him on a path that reunites him with old friends, allies and enemies. However, Jackie soon finds that the most dangerous enemies don't come from outside, but rather, from within... Collects The Darkness #90-#95.

160 pages, $19.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

FRACTURED FABLES TP

Story and art by various.

Some of comic's most celebrated creators (including Mike Allred, Jill Thompson, Terry Moore, Shannon Wheeler, Whilce Portacio, Peter David, Ben Templesmith, Nick Spencer and over 40 more) turn familiar fairy tales on their ear! This critically acclaimed, super-star anthology will thrill old and young alike. Now, for the first time in an oversized trade paperback edition!

160 pages, $19.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

INTREPIDS, VOL. 1 TP

Written by Kurtis J. Wiebe, art and cover by Scott Kowalchuk.

The Intrepids are a collection of runaway and homeless teenagers that have been taken in and cared for by an aging inventor, Dante. Applying his brilliance, he crafts marvelous technological contraptions. With his vision and help, the teenagers agree to don his technology for the betterment of mankind. Together, they combat tyranny and stop madmen from bringing harm to the world. Included in the collection are Intrepids Public Service Announcements from your favourite comic artists.╩ Collects Intrepids #1-6.

144 pages, $16.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

INVINCIBLE, VOL. 15: GET SMART TP

Written by Robert Kirkman, art by Ryan Ottley, cover by Ryan Ottley and John Rauch.

Mark Grayson finds himself at a crossroads: Is fighting battles head-on always the best solution to the world's greatest threats, or is there a better way? Collects Invincible #85-90.

144 pages, $16.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

RED SPIKE, VOL. 1 TP

Written by Jeff Cahn, art by Mark Texeira and Salvador Navarro, cover by Mark Texeira.

70 years ago, the world began its race to create the first Super Soldier. In 2011, the United States succeeded... twice. Project Red Spike discovered that through the manipulation and regulation of the adrenal glands the super soldier was no longer just a dream. Matt Cutler and Greg Dane, the first to survive the process, have been proven on the field to be everything that was wanting in the program. Unfortunately, an upgrade to Greg's implant goes array and now it's up to Matt to chase down his friend before he hurts himself, the city and the tax payers who funded their creation. But as the friends begin their very public battle in heart of Washington D.C., twisted and sinister secrets begin to emerge from within the Red Spike program. Can both soldiers survive or are their deaths a necessary measure to secure the program's secrecy? Collects Red Spike #1-5.

144 pages, $12.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

SPAWN COMPENDIUM, VOL. 1 TP

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

Todd McFarlane╩unleashed his signature creation, Spawn, in 1992. In doing so, he created the most successful independent comic book in history. Add in collaborations with industry giants Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Tony Daniel and Grant Morrison and Spawn's future as a legend was sealed. Collected for the first time in black and white format, McFarlane's hyper-detailed artwork comes to life like never before. Relive all the excitement of everyone's favorite anti-hero with this new collection. Collects Spawn #1-49.

984 pages, black and white, $59.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

SPAWN: NEW BEGINNINGS, VOL. 2 TP

Written by Will Carlton and Jon Goff, art and cover by Szymon Kudranski.

Jim Downing's re-birth as the newest Hellspawn continues! No one is safe from the "Curse of the Spawn," as the darkness surrounding Jim's life beings to spread, pulling Twitch and Detective Rowand deeper into a shadowy world of intrigue and horror. A crash course on the origins of Jim's new powers and the man known as Al Simmons leads to a violent confrontation with the one person Jim thought he could trust... Clown. Collects Spawn #207-212.

152 pages, $14.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

THE VAULT, VOL. 1 TP

Written by Sam Sarkar, art and cover by Garrie Gastonny.

A small team of treasure hunters struggles to excavate a dangerous and legendary treasure pit before a massive storm hits Sable Island, the Graveyard of the North Atlantic.╩ Equipped with all the latest technology, the scientists believe they are prepared against all of nature's fury, but nothing can prepare them for what they are about to unleash from the vault. Collects The Vault #1-3.

96 pages, $9.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

THE ACTIVITY #2

Written by Nathan Edmondson, art and cover by Mitch Gerads.

"Silent Night." When a Gray Fox HUMINT operative goes missing in Amsterdam, Team Omaha is sent to track him down, and ╩Fiddler learns a few things about the nature of working for the ISA.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Jan. 11.

AVENGELYNE #7

Written by Mark Poulton, art by Owen Gieni, covers by Rob Liefeld, Own Gieni and Dave Bullock.

"The Hunt," Part One Introducing the Extreme Universe's government superteam against the supernatural... the WAR DOGS. After the murder of the Torment Killer, Ned Crowley, the New Church of the People becomes a media frenzy. With Priest on the run, it's up to Avengelyne to get to him before the War Dogs execute their orders to kill on sight. Plus, an "Extreme Origins" back-up written by Mark Poulton with art by a guest artist!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

BLOOD RED DRAGON #3

Written by Jon Goff, art by Carlo Soriano and Crimelab Syndicate, cover by Carlo Soriano.

The epic first adventure of Blood Red Dragon comes to its startling conclusion! As the world falls a hero is born! Calling upon the full might of his newfound power, Yoshiki risks death as he unleashes the awesome fury of the Dragon upon Oblivion's legions. But Ky'Rann, Oblivion's greatest warrior, has a trick up his sleeve that just may spell doom for Yoshiki and the world as we know it.

24 pages, $3.99, in stores on Jan. 4 (Limited print run of 5,000).

CHEW #25

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

"Major League Chew," Part Five. For sale: One Cibopath, slightly used, extremely damaged.╩

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

THE DARKNESS #99

Written by Phil Hester, art by Romano Molenaar, covers by Jeremy Haun and Sheldon Mitchell.

Celebrate the 15th anniversary! The Darkness has mustered its considerable defenses in its home dimension to crush its prodigal son and current bearer, Jackie Estacado. Building to the crescendo that will be landmark The Darkness #100 when Jackie will come face-to-face with the source of his power and misery.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

ELEPHANTMEN #39

Written by Richard Starkings, art by Axel Medellin, cover by Keu Cha.

"The Killing Season" comes to a chilling end.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

GREEN WAKE #9

Written by Kurtis J. Wiebe, art and cover by Riley Rossmo.

"Lost Children," Part Four Morley starts to understand the path laid before him as Green Wake begins to change after the rebellion settles, but the murders that happen behind the scenes are growing more mysterious. The heinous acts of violence hint at a growing thirst for blood.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

HACK/SLASH #12

Written by Tim Seeley, art by Daniel Leister, covers by Tim Seeley, Mark Englert and Mark Dos Santos.

"Monster Baiting," Part One. Cassie, Samhain & Cat Curio journey to a secret island in search of a cure for slashers! But you know how it is with secret tropical islands; beautiful scenery, skimpy outfits, dripping sweat, giant radioactive creatures...

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Jan. 18.

HEART #3

Written by Blair Butler, art and cover by Kevin Mellon.

M.M.A. fighter Oren "Rooster" Redmond steps into the cage for the biggest bout of his career in the shocking, penultimate chapter of this brawl-filled comic. If you bought the first two issues, this one should be a no-brainer.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

THE INFINITE #6

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

Questions are answered and details are finally revealed. How did Imperius invent a time machine? Why? And what happened to him set him toward this path of conquest? Answers to all these questions and more contained in a very special issue focusing on the villain Imperius.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

THE INFINITE #6 DELUXE EDITION

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

This Deluxe Edition of The Infinite #6 comes loaded with mountains of behind the scenes sketches and illustrations by Rob Liefeld and piles of notes and script pages by Robert Kirkman. Much like your favorite extras-filled DVDs, this version will give you a glimpse behind the curtain to see all the usually unseen work that goes into the creation of a comic book.

48 pages, $5.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

INVINCIBLE #89

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

Everything is different now! There's someone new in the Invincible costume, but why -- and for how long? Answers to all these questions and more in this monumental status-quo-altering issue!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

THE LAST OF THE GREATS #4

Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov, art by Brent Peeples, covers by Peeples and Jenny Frison.

"The Deal," Part Four. Meet mankind's last hope for survival. He's called The Last, and he hates our guts. Meet the Family. Beaumont and The Last stand at a crossroads, and coming between them is the strange new entity named The Child. Does she represent a new era of the Greats or the end of us all?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY #10

Written by S. Steven Struble, art and cover by Sina Grace.

"Worried Shoes." The Li'l Depressed Boy's new job finds him in unfamiliar territory. ╩Fighting his more anti-social nature, LDB struggles to make it through the first day.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

MORIARTY #8

Written by Daniel Corey, art and cover by Anthony Diecidue.

"The Lazarus Tree," Part Four. A full-scale riot breaks out in the streets of Kyauktada, and the British authorities sweep in to take control. The mystery begins to unravel, and Moriarty╩becomes aware of the lurking threat of Moran's sniper rifle hunting him in the shadows.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

MORNING GLORIES #17

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

"P.E.," Part Five.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

MUDMAN #3

Written, art and cover by Paul Grist.

Did you ever have a problem where a cute puppy follows you to school? Owen (Mudman) Craig has the exact same problem. Only it's a vicious homicidal robot, not a puppy. Still cute though.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Jan. 25.

NEAR DEATH #5

Written by Jay Faerber, art by Simone Gugielmini, cover by Tomm Coker.

Markham's past comes back to haunt him as a rival assassin attempts to undo some of Markham's recent rescues, and someone close to Markham gets caught in the crossfire.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

PIGS #5

Written by Nate Cosby and Ben McCool, art by Breno Temura, cover by Dave Gibbons.

"San Quentin Blues." The Cuban KGB sleeper cell's gotta break into the most dangerous prison on earth and kill a neo-Nazi. It goes...badly.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

REED GUNTHER #7

Written by Shane Houghton, art and cover by Chris Houghton.

"Werewolf Woes!" The bear-riding cowboy loses all of Starla's money buying a nifty new pair of boots. In order to make that money back, Reed plans to collect the bounty on a rowdy cowboy who strolls into town once a month to spread terror as a werewolf! A done-in-one adventure!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

SEVERED #6

Written by Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft, art and cover by Attila Futaki.

"Permanent Teeth." In 1916, a boy runs away from home in search of his father. But along the way he meets a salesman with sharp teeth and a hunger for flesh.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

SPAWN #215

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

"The Gathering Storm," Part Three. Jim Downing has the powers of a God and he no longer feels the need to hide them. But, as Jim begins the process of sharing his gifts with the world, many factions begin to position themselves to control the new Hellspawn. And in the end... ╩

...SOMEBODY DIES!!!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #4

Written by Justin Jordan, art and cover by Tradd Moore.

Luther versus The Librarian, Round One! The truth is revealed as Luther meets the Librarian for the first time and finds out the origin of his abilities and what the pinstriped madman has planned for him. All your questions are answered as the countdown to the end begins.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

SUPER DINOSAUR #8

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

The fight with The Exile is really heating up! Super Dinosaur and Derek Dynamo are faced with a threat of monumental proportions--all this and Doctor Dynamo finds it more and more difficult to keep his terrible secret.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

VESCELL #6

Written by Enrique Carrion, art and cover by John Upchurch.

"WINGS OF THE RIGHTEOUS"╩ True Love soars once again, as Machi emerges from her rite of passage. And the return of every body's favorite badass Cyborg... Batan.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

THE WALKING DEAD #93

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

"A Larger World" begins here! As we ramp up to the release of our monumental 100th issue, the world is changing. Rick and his band of survivors are faced with new threats đ and new opportunities. Nothing will ever be the same -- and with this book, you know we mean it!

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

XENOHOLICS #4

Written by Joshua Williamson, art by Seth Damoose, cover by Dan Duncan.

"It's Time For Answers!" The mysterious Men in White have captured the Xenoholics and they want answers: "Why were they abducted? What makes them special?" The only people who can save the Xenoholics from their brutal interrogation... are the aliens that took them in the first place.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Jan. 18.








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