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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011

IMAGE COMICS FOR MARCH

SAGA #1

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN art / cover  FIONA STAPLES  

Y: THE LAST MAN writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN returns to comics with red-hot artist FIONA STAPLES for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! Star Wars-style action collides with Game of Thrones-esque drama in this original sci-fi/fantasy epic for mature readers, as new parents Marko and Alana risk everything to raise their child amidst a never-ending galactic war. The adventure begins in a spectacular DOUBLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE, with forty-four pages of STORY with no ads for the regular price of just $2.99!

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #1

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN art NICK PITARRA / CRIS PETER

"INFINITE OPPENHEIMERS" What if the research and development department created to produce the first atomic bomb was a front for a series of other, more unusual, programs? What if the union of a generation's brightest minds was not a signal for optimism, but foreboding? What if everything… went wrong?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on March 28.

BLOODSTRIKE #26

Written by TIM SEELEY art FRANCHESCO GASTON cover TIM SEELEY & CARLOS BADILLA variant cover ROB LIEFELD

Extreme's zombie-black op-superheroes return!  Cabbot Stone is the last unliving Bloodstrike agent, an unstoppable weapon in America's war on terror! But being dead is a hell of way to make a living, and Cabbot is losing his faith. Will his latest mission be his last?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

HELL YEAH #1

Written by JOE KEATINGE art & cover ANDRE SZYMANOWICZ

THE LAST GENERATION OF HEROES IS HERE! Twenty years ago, the first-ever superheroes debuted without warning and forever altered our global culture! Now, the generation born in their wake fight to claim their place in a world evolved beyond them! Written by Eisner & Harvey award-winner JOE KEATINGE and illustrated by ELEPHANTMEN and POPGUN's ANDRE SZYMANOWICZ, HELL YEAH combines the over-the-top excitement of the original Image Comics launch with modern, innovative storytelling. It all begins with a giant-sized first issue containing a full thirty-two pages of story with no ads for the regular price of just $2.99! 

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

HOAX HUNTERS #0

Written by MICHAEL MORECI & STEVE SEELEY art JM RINGUET Cover STEVE SEELEY

"GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER" Cryptids. Aliens. Monsters. All the world's bizarre secrets--what if they were real? Their existence would be debunked by a reality TV show! HOAX HUNTERS is that show, publicly disproving all variety of lore. But their real goal is the opposite: as the world's dark corners surface, the HOAX HUNTERS cover them up. When a mysterious astronaut made of crows appears in Russia, the HOAX HUNTERS are on the case. From the pages of HACK/SLASH!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.

REBEL BLOOD #1

Written by ALEX LINK & RILEY ROSSMO art / cover RILEY ROSSMO

FROM THE DESK OF OFFICER RED PROSPERO; WHILE YOU WERE OUT:  "The world went to hell in a hand basket.  A highly infectious disease has turned every living thing into zombies. Your neighbors will rend your flesh with their bare teeth.  So will the rats.  And if the rats don't, the squirrels will.  Save yourself.  Stay in the woods.  Pray it hasn't reached the wolves…and keep your gun loaded."

32 pages, $3.50 in stores on March 28.

THE DARKNESS #101

Written by DAVID HINE art / cover JEREMY HAUN variant cover MARC SILVESTRI

NEW CREATIVE TEAM! BOLD NEW DIRECTION! "THE CRACK IN EVERYTHING", PART 1 Hot on the heels of THE DARKNESS II video game release, Top Cow proudly welcomes the new creative team of DAVID HINE (THE DARKNESS: FOUR HORSEMEN, THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN) and JEREMY HAUN (ARTIFACTS, BATTLE HYMN, Detective Comics)! On the surface, Jackie Estacado has everything he ever wanted – control of the Darkness, a successful career, and happy family life. Only his desire to make his life truly perfect will be his undoing.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.

'68, VOL. 1: BETTER RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE TP

Written by MARK KIDWELL art / cover NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

There are zombies in the razorwire. Welcome to 1968…and the end of the world. From the steaming jungles of Viet Nam to the brightly lit campus of demonstration-torn Berkeley, California, ravenous hordes of unstoppable ghouls are changing the face of the Age of Aquarius. Collected for the first time, this 178-page trade paperback re-presents the first four-issue story arc from the '68 ongoing series, along with the re-colored and re-lettered original one-shot from 2006! Plus, creators MARK KIDWELL, NAT JONES and JAY FOTOS have included tons of behind-the-scenes extras to make this a must-have for zombie and horror fans everywhere! Collects '68 #1-4, plus the 2006 '68 one-shot.

176 pages, $19.99, in stores on March 28.

THE DARKNESS: ACCURSED, VOL. 7 TP

Written by PHIL HESTER art ROMANO MOLENAAR & LEANDRO OLIVEIRA cover MICHAEL BROUSSARD

PHIL HESTER'S EPIC RUN CONCLUDES! Jackie Estacado has been pushed to the limit and beyond. He finally has something worth losing in his life and there is only one true threat to his happiness – the Darkness, itself. Utilizing the Sun Dagger, Estacado will die and plunge himself into the Darkness dimension itself to confront the very source of his gift and his curse. Longtime writer PHIL HESTER (Wonder Woman, Bionic Man) concludes his critically acclaimed run on one of Top Cow's flagship franchises with art by ROMANO MOLENAAR (Within Temptation's the Unforgiving) and LEANDRO OLIVEIRA (Superman) with "Total Darkness." The perfect way to catch up before starting DAVID HINE and JEREMY HAUN's new run! Collects THE DARKNESS #96-100.

160 pages, $19.99, in stores on March 28.

THE LAST OF THE GREATS, VOL. 1 TP

Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV art / cover  BRENT PEEPLES

MEET THE LAST - He's mankind's last hope and he f#@&ing HATES us. As the Earth stands on the brink of annihilation we must beg the last survivor of a family of superheroes to put aside his hatred and save our asses. From the writer of ECHOES, Tumor and I, Vampire comes the complete first volume. Collects LAST OF THE GREATS #1-5

136 pages, $12.99, in stores on March 28.

MAGDALENA, VOL. 2 TP

Written by RON MARZ art NELSON BLAKE II, DAVID MARQUEZ & KEU CHA cover NELSON BLAKE II

MAGDALENA RETURNS! GUEST STARRING WITCHBLADE! Patience, the current Magdalena, has reconciled with the Catholic Church and agreed to work with her former masters. But there are still forces within the Church that feel another might serve more willingly as the bearer of the Spear of Destiny. Patience must fight for her place and then with her partner and mentor, Kristof, recover a piece of the True Cross from mercenaries. Written by Top Cow Universe architect RON MARZ (ARTIFACTS, WITCHBLADE) and featuring art from NELSON BLAKE II (PILOT SEASON: MURDERER), DAVID MARQUEZ (Fantastic Four: Season One, Days Missing), and KEU CHA (WITCHBLADE, RISING STARS) this collections collects the "Sisters" and "The One, True Cross" story arcs! Collects MAGDALENA #7-12.

160 pages, $19.99, in stores on March 21.

MARKSMEN, VOL. 1 TP

Written by DAVID BAXTER art JAVIER ARANDA & GARRY LEACH cover  TOMM COKER

Sixty years ago the oil ran out and debts were called in. Civil war followed that splintered America into warring fiefdoms. New San Diego is a technocratic utopia that offers the last bastion of peace and prosperity, provided you live within its walls. Drake McCoy is its best protector.  One of a select group of Marksmen, descended from the Navy Seals, McCoy defends the city from the numerous threats in the wasteland outside the walls.  But when the oil rich Lone Star state sends a powerful army to steal New San Diego's energy technology, even the Marksmen's skill may not be enough to fend off the siege. Collects MARKSMEN #1-6.

192 pages, $15.99, in stores on March 28.

MORIARTY, VOL. 2: THE LAZARUS TREE TP

Written by DANIEL COREY art  ANTHONY DIECIDUE & MIKE VOSBURG cover ANTHONY DIECIDUE

In the wake of THE DARK CHAMBER, Professor Moriarty finds himself afflicted with unsettling visions. He sets sail for Burma in search of an old ally, but finds himself caught up in a city on the brink of revolt, a troublesome Imperial Policeman, and a secret that holds the key to his destiny. Collects MORIARTY #5-9.

136 pages, $14.99, in stores on March 28.

SAVAGE DRAGON ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VOL. 1 HC

Written by / art / cover ERIK LARSEN

The earliest adventures of fandom's favorite fin-head are collected for the first time in an oversized volume in full color! It's all here! Overlord! SuperPatriot! Mako! Arachnid! Freak Force! It's the beginning of the greatest comic book in the history of comic books! Savage Dragon defends Chicago from Overlord and the Vicious Circle and the stakes--and body count--couldn't be higher! It's the definitive Savage Dragon collection! Guest-starring Rob Liefeld's Badrock and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Comes with our highest possible recommendation! Collects the expanded five-issue miniseries and Savage Dragon #1-7, plus covers, sketches and behind the scenes material.

336 pages, $34.99, in stores on March 21.

SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 14 TP

Written by TODD McFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN art GREG CAPULLO & DANNY MIKI cover CLAYTON CRAIN  

Relive the excitement of one of the best-selling independent comics of all time and grow your SPAWN: ORIGINS collection! In this volume: The ghost of slain child killer Billy Kincaid returns to taunt Spawn! Possessing human souls, Kincaid carries out his dirty work vicariously through innocents. Sam and Twitch find themselves knee deep in it when current police officers become victims to Kincaid's torment. Can they help Spawn save the people without killing all of them too!? Collects SPAWN #81-86.

152 pages, $14.99, in stores on March 7.

TELLOS COLOSSAL, VOL. 2 HC

Written by TODD DEZAGO art CRAIG ROUSSEAU, THOR BADENDYCK, CIRO TOTA, MAURICET & more cover MIKE WIERINGO, ROB STULL & PAUL MOUNTS

Collecting ALL the rest! This massive, oversized tome collects all of the further adventures, all other TELLOS material beyond  TODD DEZAGO and MIKE WIERINGO's original ten-issue masterpiece! Featuring art by CRAIG ROUSSEAU, THOR BADENDYCK, HOWARD PORTER, CARLO BARBERI, ERIC WOLFE-HANSON, DAVE TATA European Superstar, CRISSE, and more! Complete your TELLOS collection today! Collects TALES OF TELLOS #1-3, MAIDEN VOYAGE, THE LAST HEIST and SONS AND MOONS.

240 pages, $39.99, in stores on March 28.

THE WALKING DEAD: CUTTING ROOM FLOOR HC

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

For the first time ever: an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look at ROBERT KIRKMAN's original, hand-written plot lines for the early issues of the Eisner-award winning series!  See what plot lines were left on the cutting room floor and get an in-depth look at how the series came together.  This collection includes commentaries on KIRKMAN's original plots with never before seen material. This is the WALKING DEAD collector's item of the year! Collects NEVER BEFORE SEEN WALKING DEAD PLOTS!

112 pages, $19.99, in stores on March 14.

THE ACTIVITY #4

Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON art & cover MITCH GERADS

"WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN" Fort Bragg is calling: DELTA has a problem with an out of control Columbian drug lord, and it's up to Danny Locke's Team Omaha to find a solution. THE ACTIVITY #4 is a great jumping-on point as the series continues to grind high-octane realism at all latitudes.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on March 14.

ALPHA GIRL #2

Written by JEAN-PAUL BONJOUR & JEFF ROENNING art / cover ROBERT LOVE, DANA SHUKARTSI, & DIEGO SIMONE

The action-packed second issue opens with our heroine getting her first taste of the new apocalyptic world. On the run from rabid women and mysterious men in black rubber suits, Judith flees to the suburbs where she meets Frank, a sex starved teenager with a horrible secret. Joining forces, the two teens set out to evade evisceration and find Judith's brother!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

ARTIFACTS #17

Written by RON MARZ art / cover STJEPAN SEJIC

"SEARCH FOR THE ANGELUS," Part Four Tom Judge and Tilly Grimes were prepared that not all the bearers of the 13 Artifacts would be receptive to their call to action. They even anticipated that it would shake some to the core. But they never expected what came next. RON MARZ (MAGDALENA, SHINKU) and STJEPAN SEJIC (ANGELUS) continue the story of the Top Cow Universe in directions that will top everything that has come before!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 7.

AVENGELYNE #9

Written by MARK POULTON art OWEN GIENI cover A ROB LIEFELD cover B OWEN GIENI cover C CORY HAMSCHER

"THE HUNT," Part Three Guest starring the SEVEN DEADLY SINS. The manhunt for Father Michael continues, as Avengelyne and Passover search for Priest. Meanwhile, the Red Dragon chooses who wields the Luci-Fire weapon. Plus, an Extreme Origins back-up written by Mark Poulton with art by a guest artist!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

BLUE ESTATE #10

Written by VIKTOR KALVACHEV & ANDREW OSBORNE art VIKTOR KALVACHEV, TOBY CYPRESS & NATHAN FOX cover VIKTOR KALVACHEV  

"DEAD HEAT" With just three episodes left in the season, the race for revenge is on and the fight for survival comes down to a photo finish!  See who goes to the mattresses, who sleeps with the fishes and who just stays groovy as Blue Estate scores another bull's-eye with part ten of the fast, funny, 100% cool series.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN: DISINTERRED #3

Written by DAVID HINE art & cover SHAKY KANE  

"AS FLIES TO WANTON BOYS…" Coffin Fly rises again to join The Unforgiving Eye in a race against time as The Red Menace launches an attack on planet Earth. But who is really behind this nefarious plan for world domination? Could it be that we are all no more than playthings in the hands of a 10-year-old sociopath?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 28.

ELEPHANTMEN #41

Written by / art DAVID HINE cover BOO COOK

"A LONG AND GHASTLY KITCHEN" DAVID HINE, co-creator of THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN, new writer of THE DARKNESS and creator of STRANGE EMBRACE, tells the story of the last days of MAPPO geneticist Javier Kubec...

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 21.

FATALE #3

Written by ED BRUBAKER art SEAN PHILLIPS & DAVE STEWART cover SEAN PHILLIPS

What will Detective Walt Booker sacrifice, to what gods? And is he looking for redemption or revenge? In part three of BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS' new horror/noir masterpiece, the threads of the first arc twist together... into a noose around the neck of a corrupt cop in late ‘50s San Francisco.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on March 7.

GLORY #24

Written by JOE KEATINGE art & cover ROSS CAMPBELL

"ONCE AND FUTURE," Part Two Glory discovers some embers of war can never be extinguished as secrets of her past threaten to devastate the present. The bold new direction written by JOE KEATINGE and illustrated by Wet Moon's ROSS CAMPBELL continues with one of the most brutal opening sequences in Extreme history.

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

HACK/SLASH #14

Written by TIM SEELEY art EMILIO LAISO cover TIM SEELEY & ALAN PASSALAQUA variant cover SHANE WHITE

"MONSTER BAITING," Part Three Cat Curio has been kidnapped by the Gorillaconda! Cassie is prey for a demented hunter slasher! Samhain has to battle his way through Psychosaurs, and make the ultimate decision! Will he become a slasher again to save Cassie and Cat?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on March 21.

HAUNT #24

Written by JOE CASEY art / cover NATHAN FOX

It's mayhem on the streets of Manhattan!  A relentless creature of fury andfire running amok!  Only Haunt can save the city from an apocalyptic end!  But at what cost?  The new nightmare rolls on in 2012!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

THE INFINITE #7

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover ROB LIEFELD

Bowen's plan is falling apart. He's on the run, his team is in disarray--he only has one place to go if he's going to turn things around. In order to defeat The Infinite and save the world--there's only one man he can rely on... his father.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

INVINCIBLE #91

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & JOHN RAUCH

The new Invincible will not back down, will not give in, and he is not going to play nice. What happens when Mark Grayson isn't happy with his replacement? All this and… What exactly happened between Robot and Monster Girl in the Flaxan Dimension?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY #12

Written by S. STEVEN STRUBLE art / cover SINA GRACE

"BRAND NEW SHOES" The Li'l Depressed Boy may have met a new crush... but does he have the guts to ask if the spark is mutual? It all begins with a question.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

MONDO #3

Written by / art / cover TED McKEEVER

Y'know those kinds of days when your fuse is so short, you explode at the most mundane circumstance? Mondo doesn't have those days because EVERY day is that way for him, and in the third and final issue of this explosive ‘Roid-Raging series, he's about to outdo even himself.

40 pages, black and white, $4.99, in stores on March 7.

MORNING GLORIES #19

Written by NICK SPENCER art JOE EISMA cover RODIN ESQUEJO

Lights Out. Nobody home.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.

MUDMAN #4

Written by / art / cover PAUL GRIST

Burnbridge on Sea is under attack… from the sea? Mudman is the only person who can the tide – but when you're made of mud, water isn't the easiest thing to stop.

32 pages, $3.50 in stores on March 28.

NANCY IN HELL (ON EARTH) #3

Written by EL TORRES art ENRIQUE LOPEZ LORENZANA color FRAN GAMBOA

The whole world will be annihilated and consumed by Hell. And the   Angels want to cut out that cancer... and that means to destroy the   Earth. Nancy and Lucifer must join forces with their worst enemy, Mr.   Macabre, to stop Gabrielle... and the nuclear devices she's ready to   detonate.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 28.

NEAR DEATH #6

Written by  JAY FAERBER art SIMONE GUGLIELMINI cover  FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

This issue's a great jumping-on point as Markham embarks on his first case in his new town – protecting the outgoing Los Angeles District Attorney, whose many enemies are coming after him now that he no longer has police protection.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME #2

Written by ANGELO TIROTTO art / cover RICHARD JORDAN

"HOME AGAIN," Part Two Dee's world gets even more complicated when dead bodies, family secrets and a threat from the past set her down a road that will change her life forever! Who said coming home was easy?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.

PETER PANZERFAUST #2

Written by KURTIS J. WIEBE art & cover TYLER JENKINS

"THE GREAT ESCAPE," Part Two With Calais in the early stages of occupation, Peter and the boys discover a squad of captured British soldiers. Seeing an opportunity to get a ticket to London by saving them, they engage in a dangerous game of espionage that ends with a deadly showdown.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on March 14.

PIGS #7

Written by NATE COSBY & BEN McCOOL art BRENO TEMURA cover CHRISTIAN WARD

"INSIDE" The "SAN QUENTIN BLUES" saga continues. The White Russian's plan has gone horribly wrong. Time to blow everything up.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

PROPHET #23

Written by BRANDON GRAHAM art SIMON ROY cover FAREL DALRYMPLE  

Prophet finally arrives at the towers of Thauili Van. He must reach the G.O.D. satellite by climbing up, all the way to the edge of earths atmosphere past raging battles, crystalline beasts and bizarre alien technology. All the while fighting to stay ahead of the deadly hunter who tracks him.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.

REED GUNTHER #9

Written by SHANE HOUGHTON art & cover CHRIS HOUGHTON

"FIENDS FOREVER," Part One When an evil spirit is awakened inside of Sterling, Reed must face off against his best friend and become a bear-fighting cowboy!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

SAVAGE DRAGON #180

Written by / art / cover  ERIK LARSEN  

"ALIEN INVASION," the finale! The war comes to its epic conclusion! Death! Destruction! Genocide! Earth's greatest heroes faces their biggest challenge ever – and the fallout is anything but pretty. Will there be anything left worth living for? The answer will leave you breathless.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on March 7.

SPAWN #217

Written by WILL CARLTON art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE cover MICHAEL GOLDEN  

"THE GATHERING STORM," Part Five As the various factions swirling around Jim continue to come into focus, Malebolgia makes his move.  He confronts Clown about the missing piece of his power and sets up a showdown that will test Jim's true power.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #6

Written by JUSTIN JORDAN art / cover TRADD MOORE  

MINISERIES CONCLUSION It ends here. Luther has lost nearly everything, but can he stop the Librarian from taking away the rest? Blood will flow, guts will fly and lives will change as the hit mini series concludes.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

SUPER DINOSAUR #10

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover JASON HOWARD

The dreaded Exile proves to be a far more formidable foe than Max Maximus ever was! Super Dinosaur finds himself under attack by The Exile led horde of Dino-Men! Meanwhile, Derek must infiltrate The Exile's secret base in order to find the key to defeating him once and for all! But what about Derek's mother? Will he ever find out she exists?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.

THIEF OF THIEVES #2

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN & NICK SPENCER art / cover SHAWN MARTINBROUGH

Conrad Paulson has turned his back to his life as Redmond, international master criminal, in order to regain some semblance of the life he left behind. Will it be enough to reconcile with his wife? Save his son from the life? Or will it end up getting them all killed?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

THE WALKING DEAD #95

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

"A LARGER WORLD" CONTINUES Rick and his group are welcomed into a new community, led by a new charismatic leader. Rick has experienced this before. Is this the beginning of a new era of peace for Rick and the others... or is this man every bit as dangerous as The Governor?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

WHISPERS #2

Written by / art / cover  JOSHUA LUNA  

Sam has a wild imagination. However, as his supernatural ability allows him to see things the human eye cannot and should not see, the more reality will prove to be stranger--and more hellish--than he could ever imagine. Joshua Luna 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 March 28.

WITCHBLADE #155

Written by TIM SEELEY art / cover DIEGO BERNARD & FRED BENES variant cover JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

"UNBALANCED PIECES", Conclusion Sara Pezzini only wants to repay Cain Jorgonson by rescuing him, but a mysterious cult stands firmly in her way. The new creative team of TIM SEELEY (HACK/SLASH, BLOODSTRIKE) and DIEGO BERNARD (The Man With No Name) conclude their genre bending first arc on WITCHBLADE as Sara finds herself caught between a Chicago feud much older than she ever suspected! Can Sara protect an innocent cop and save a poseur magician and bring two opposing gangs to justice?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.








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