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FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

IMAGE COMICS FOR SEPTEMBER

THE ACTIVITY #9

Story NATHAN EDMONDSON art / cover MITCH GERADS

"THE HORN" Disguised as a news crew, Team Omaha is in Somalia to help a British SAS team snatch and grab a British national -- but even the best planned operations can end in a furious escape through the desert in the dead of night.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 12.

ALPHA GIRL #5

Story: JEFF ROENNING & JEAN-PAUL BONJOUR Art: DIEGO SIMONE Cover: ROBERT LOVE, DANA SHUKARTSI & DIEGO SIMONE

A traumatized Frank develops an appetite for zombie slaughter as he and Judith finally arrive at Buddy's detention center, only to discover it's over run with zombie inmates. This mini-series finale has more blood than Halloween and more crazy broads than Showgirls!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

AMERICA'S GOT POWERS #5

Story JONATHAN ROSS art / cover BRYAN HITCH

After the Event that created a whole generation of super-powered kids, Tommy Watts has finally discovered what his gift was: The ability to give super powers to others. Now, as the government's enhanced soldiers battle the outcast super-teens, Tommy can't decide which side to fight for!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

ARTIFACTS #22

Story RON MARZ art / cover STJEPAN SEJIC

"TRUTHS & DESTINIES," PART 1. Tom Judge and Tilly Grimes are not the only ones that know the hidden truths of the universe. The Catholic Church knows dark realities kept secret from the world and they have agents to protect us from those secrets. Whether we want them to... or not. RON MARZ (MAGDALENA, SHINKU) and STJEPAN SEJIC (ANGELUS) re-introduce one of Top Cow's most popular characters into the "Rebirth" universe in a special two-part story.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

BLACK KISS II #2

Story / art / cover HOWARD CHAYKIN

In the second of six explorations of the dark side, filth piles on filth as the 20th Century revs into high gear -- and the stroboscoping world of the movies conceals and reveals the degeneracy and debauchery hiding behind the winning smiles of matinee idols and America's sweethearts.

24 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

BLOODSTRIKE #32

Story TIM SEELEY art FRANCESCO GASTON cover TIM SEELEY

When one of the members of the 1960s teen team, The Young Americans is murdered, it's time for a reunion! But, it's not a social call, as Suprema and Twilight atack Operation: Bloodstrike!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

CHEW #29

Story JOHN LAYMAN art / cover ROB GUILLORY

"SPACE CAKES," Part Four On the trail of the vampire!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

CREATOR OWNED HEROES #4

Story STEVE NILES, JIMMY PALMIOTTI & JUSTIN GRAY art / cover PHIL NOTO & KEVIN MELLON

"TRIGGERGIRL 6," Part Four by JIMMY PALMIOTTI, JUSTIN GRAY & PHIL NOTO The whopping final chapter in this sci-fi thriller, Triggergirl 6 has discovered who created her and why, and the President of the United States finally understands his place in the world in ways he never expected. "AMERICAN MUSCLE," Part Four by STEVE NILES & KEVIN MELLON Chloe and Gil have reached the end of the road. Now faced with an impossible choice the team must escape Mutant America and attempt to find civilization or die trying. PLUS! An interview with superstar artist and trickster creator, SCOTT MORSE, a KEVIN MELLON art gallery, con photos, and original articles all celebrating the creator owned spirit!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

DANCER #5

Story NATHAN EDMONDSON art / cover NIC KLEIN

"CODA" What must Alan give up to defeat the Assassin? The show comes to a close in the last issue of the miniseries with the sudden finality of a sniper round.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 19.

DANGER CLUB #5

Story LANDRY Q. WALKER art & cover ERIC JONES

It's the end of the world, and Jack Fearless must now pay the price for his crimes.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 27.

THE DARKNESS #107

Story DAVID HINE art & cover JEREMY HAUN

"BREAKING DARK," Part TwoóJackie Estacado and his crew, along with his Doppelganger, move in to take out Balakov and his organization. When they do... they will find that Balakov has a very unexpected and deadly ally. DAVID HINE (THE DARKNESS: FOUR HORSEMEN, THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN) and JEREMY HAUN (ARTIFACTS, Detective Comics) follow up their horrific first arc with a four-part story that will make you question everything you think you know about the Top Cow universe.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

DEBRIS #3

Story KURTIS J. WIEBE art / cover RILEY ROSSMO

Maya and Kessel leave the world of ruin behind to discover a whole landscape of pure nature. The legend of Athabasca is true, but there is formidable opposition blocking their way and it becomes very clear: they are not alone.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 26.

ELEPHANTMEN #44

Story RICHARD STARKINGS art AXEL MEDELLIN cover BRANDON GRAHAM

"SLEEPING PARTNERS," Part Three. Is she really going out with him?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

EPIC KILL #5

Story / art / cover RAFFAELE IENCO

The conclusion of the first five issue arc... Obstacles are crushed. Vengeance is satisfied. But all this comes at a cost; someone dies in the electric chair for their crimes.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

FATALE #9

Story ED BRUBAKER art SEAN PHILLIPS & DAVE STEWART cover SEAN PHILLIPS

FATALE's second arc "The Devil's Business" rushes toward its savage conclusion, as Jo comes out of hiding, ready to confront the reborn Bishop as his cultists creep around 1970s Hollywood searching for her and her new lover... And remember each issue of FATALE contains extra content, articles and artwork that are not available anywhere but the printed single issues.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 26.

GUARDING THE GLOBE #1

Story PHIL HESTER art / wraparound cover TODD NAUCK & JOHN RAUCH

The Guardians of the Globe are BACK in an all-new, all-exciting ongoing series! Your favorite heroes -- Brit, Outrun, Invincible, Robot, Yeti, Kaboomerang, and more --face new challenges of epic proportions in stories by the all-star team of PHIL HESTER & TODD NAUCK!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

HACK/SLASH #20

Story STEVE SEELEY & MICHAEL MORECI art EMILIO LAISO cover A by TIM SEELEY cover B by EMILIO LAISO

"FINAL," Part One/ The beginning of the end! Brand new regular artist ELENA CASAGRANDE (Angel, Hulk)! Cat Curio brings grim news! Cassie and Vlad fight! And Samhain prepares for an all out war, with slashers as his undying soldiers.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 26.

HAPPY! #1

Story GRANT MORRISON art / cover DARICK ROBERTSON

Meet NICK SAX - a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hit-man, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema and betrayal. With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas. By a tiny blue horse called Happy...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

HARVEST #2

Story AJ LIEBERMAN art & cover COLIN LORIMER

As Dr. Benjamin Dane continues his plunge down the rabbit hole that is the black market for human organs, he signs a deal with a devil named Craven which Dane signs in blood with an alcohol level of about 22. His only help? The kid on the cover. Harvest: Medical Grade Revenge.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 5.

HELL YEAH #6

Story JOE KEATINGE art / cover ANDRE SZYMANOWICZ

"EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS RIGHT," Part OneóA new beginning. A new world. A new Ben Day.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

HOAX HUNTERS #3

Story MICHAEL MORECI & STEVE SEELEY art AXEL MEDELLIN cover RYAN BROWNE

"DIE OFF ANOTHER DAY," Part Three. The carnival proved to be more dangerous than even the Hoax Hunters anticipated, and now they must battle Clive's relentless forces to stay alive. Also, Jack digs further into his father's mysterious past and is shocked by what he uncovers.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

INVINCIBLE #96

Story ROBERT KIRKMAN art RYAN OTTLEY & CORY WALKER cover RYAN OTTLEY, CORY WALKER & JOHN RAUCH

The Flaxan invasion comes to a horrible, violent end. Robot and Monster Girl will never be the same again as their secrets are revealed. The new Invincible has gotten a taste for what his new role will require. Meanwhile, back at home... Mark Grayson is growing stronger.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

IT GIRL & THE ATOMICS #2

Story JAMIE S. RICH art MIKE NORTON cover MICHAEL & LAURA ALLRED variant cover DARWYN COOKE

"DARK STREETS, SNAP CITY," Part TwoóIt Girl comes crashing down to Earth. Can she figure out where she's landed before the shadowy figure following behind catches up with her? Also, see what the Skunk's old gang gets up to when left to their own devices! Joins us for world-bending new adventures starring Michael Allred's Atomics!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #7

Story JONATHAN HICKMAN art NICK PITARRA & JORDIE BELLAIRE

"ABOVE AND BEYOND" At a top Secret meeting in Iceland, the Americans and Russians have a world-shattering encounter with the Science tyrants of the Manhattan Projects. The thrilling FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE series continues in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS#7: ABOVE AND BEYOND!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 19.

MIND THE GAP #5

Story JIM McCANN art RODIN ESQUEJO & ADRIAN ALPHONA cover A RODIN ESQUEJO cover B JO CHEN

An arrest made! A secret past revealed! Life-altering events set in motion! And a HOLY $%!! last page that will leave you breathless as the first arc ends and the stage set for the next chapter.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

MORNING GLORIES #23

Story NICK SPENCER art JOE EISMA cover RODIN ESQUEJO

"Promises, Promises."

32 pages, $2.99, in stors on Sept. 26.

MUDMAN #8

Story / art PAUL GRIST

It's a big night of firsts for Owen Craig/Mudman. First date. First kiss. First time arrested by the Police.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 26.

PETER PANZERFAUST #6

Story KURTIS J. WIEBE art / cover TYLER JENKINS

NOW AN ONGOING SERIES! "PARIS," Part One Paris cowers in the shadow of the Third Reich and one of the Lost Boys has become their prisoner. There is no running. There is no hiding. There is only the mission: save Felix!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 12.

PLANETOID #4

Story / art / cover KEN GARING

After a period of calm the Ono Mao strike back! How long can the newly formed settlement survive without the protection of Silas?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

PROPHET #29

Story BRANDON GRAHAM, SIMON ROY & GIANNIS MILONOGIANNIS art GIANNIS MILONOGIANNIS cover FIL BARLOW

Prophet goes looking for an old friend and finds an alien mystery.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

REVIVAL #3

Story TIM SEELEY art MIKE NORTON cover by JENNY FRISON

Ms. Vang is a little old lady who wants her piece of the pie. And the creature in her basement is how she plans to get it. Meanwhile, Dana and her new partner are on a case, Em has more secrets, and a walking corpse goes to her daughter's funeral.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

SKULLKICKERS #18

Story JOHN LAYMAN, JUSTIN JORDAN, BLAIR BUTLER, J. TORRES, CHARLES SOULE, AUBREY SITTERSON art ROB GUILLORY, TRADD MOORE, ENRIQUE RIVERA, ALBERTO ALBURQUERQUE, MICHAEL MAYNE, IVAN ANAYA cover SAEJIN OH

"SON OF TAVERN TALES" With our third story arc wrapped up, it's time for the next Tavern Tales issue. This time, the tales can't be contained in just 32 pages. This extra large issue is jammed with some of the biggest indie creators in the business alongside our Tavern Tales Contest Winners! JOHN LAYMAN & ROB GUILLORY (CHEW), JUSTIN JORDAN & TRADD MOORE (LUTHER STRODE), BLAIR BUTLER (G4, HEART), ENRIQUE RIVERA (BANANAS AND BINARY), J. TORRES (BIGFOOT BOY), ALBERTO J. ALBURQUERQUE (ELLE), CHARLES SOULE (27), MICHAEL MAYNE (BONNIE LASS), and welcoming contest winners AUBREY SITTERSON and IVAN ANAYA!

40 pages, $3.99.

SPAWN #223

Story TODD McFARLANE art SZYMON KUDRANSKI cover artist TODD McFARLANE

Spawn's landmark 20th anniversary celebration continues! All-new Todd McFarlane cover, featuring a rare black-and-white variant! Long-awaited answers come to light! plus a fan-favorite character is changed... forever! Spawn and Tremor take a prisoner in their ongoing war to discover the truth behind The Program -- the clandestine military operation that made them both monsters. As the interrogation heats up, the reality of Jim's memories begin to take shape. Was he the architect of his own downfall, or a victim of those with far more sinister intent?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

SUPER DINOSAUR #14

Story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover JASON HOWARD

"ESCAPE FROM INNER-EARTH," Part ThreeóDerek Dynamo learns the terrible secret of Inner-Earth, something even his father, Doctor Dynamo never discovered. Meanwhile Super Dinosaur and his friends are learning just how dangerous Inner-Earth can be!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

THIEF OF THIEVES #8

Story ROBERT KIRKMAN & JAMES ASMUS art / cover SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & FELIX SERRANO

Redmond's big heist did not turn out as planned... and the aftermath shows that every action has an equal -- and equally violent -- reaction. Generation Hope writer JAMES ASMUS kicks off an all-newstory arc!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

THINK TANK #2

Story MATT HAWKINS art / cover RAHSAN EKEDAL & BRIAN REBER

Brought back in by his military masters, Dr. David Loren's newest invention has been confiscated. With pressure mounting against his friend Dr. Mannish and an innocent woman caught in the middle, how long can David keep the knowledge of how to operate the highly dangerous technology away from the brass? Retailers Incentives available! Check the order form for details.

32 pages, black and white, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

THE WALKING DEAD #102

Story ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

"SOMETHING TO FEAR" concludes! The survivors attempt to pick up the pieces after what they've just lived through.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

WITCHBLADE #161

Story TIM SEELEY art DIEGO BERNARD & FRED BENES cover A JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER cover B DIEGO BERNARD & FRED BENES

"APPARITIONS" Private detective Sara Pezzini's recent exploits have had an unintended, but not all together negative side effect -- she's now actually getting paid to investigate paid supernatural cases! However she may make an enemy of another one of Chicago's supernatural agents in the process. Meanwhile, all around her forces move in a much larger, sinister symphony.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

YOUNGBLOOD #75

Story JOHN McLAUGHLIN art JON MALIN & ROB LIEFELD cover A ROB LIEFELD & MIKE CAPPROTTI cover B ROB LIEFELD & TODD McFARLANE cover C ERIK LARSEN cover D RYAN OTTLEY cover E MARC SILVESTRI

It's been twenty years in the making, but YOUNGBLOOD reaches its 75th issue with an oversized story! And who can blame them? In this issue Jeff Terrell returns to the team, Cougar realizes that as impossible as it seems, he might actually be in love. We get one more clue as to the fate of Badrock, and Die Hard and Vogue discover there is more "there" there than they every suspected. All this and a battle worthy of the world's greatest superhero team!

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on Sept. 26.



COLLECTIONS

VALENTINE, VOL 1: THE ICE DEATH TP

Story ALEX de CAMPI art CHRISTINE LARSEN, TIM DURNING & CASSANDRA JAMES cover STEVEN BELLEDIN

1812. As the mightiest army in the world is pitilessly ground into dust by the Russian winter, two soldiers, lost in a blizzard, are given a package by a dying general. Suddenly the young soldiers find themselves hunted by relentless, blood-eyed monsters out of their worst childhood nightmares. For those tales of terror and legend told across the Earth all have a kernel of truth: humans are not alone. And these monsters, now stuck in a world whose magic has drained away, will do anything to go home. Pity the humans caught in their path. Collects the first 10 chapters of the hit online supernatural thriller VALENTINE, by ALEX DE CAMPI and CHRISTINE LARSEN, with an exclusive, print-only 42-page bonus story drawn by CASSANDRA JAMES.

352 pages, $24.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

BLOODSTRIKE, VOL. 1 TP

Story TIM SEELEY art FRANCESCO GASTON & ROB LIEFELD cover FRANCESCO GASTON

Extreme's zombie-black op-superheroes return! Cabbot Stone was 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. Having a new team might be just what Cabbot needs to give him something to believe in. At the least it'll be nice to have back-up in the battle against threats like high tech mummies, the super terrorist Quantum, his brother Battlestone, and the supervillians team known as The Quanta! Bloody horror-action with heart by Hack/Slash writer TIM SEELEY and artist FRANCESCO GASTON! Collects BLOODTRIKE #26-30.

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

EPOCH TP

Story KEVIN McCARTHY art & cover PAOLO PANTALENA, JORGE FARES & BILL FARMER

THE GREATEST TOURNAMENT THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN BEGINS ANEW! Jonah Wright is an NYPD detective assigned to a mysterious murder case that threatens to rip him from the reality he knows and into the shadow world of his heritage -- the Supernatural. Jonah's quest will drop him deep in the middle of a conspiracy that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of society and will plunge him into an ancient tournament known only as... EPOCH! Collects EPOCH #1-5.

160 pages, $19.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

HAUNT, VOL. 4 TP

Story JOE CASEY art NATHAN FOX & JOHN LUCAS cover NATHAN FOX

In a bold new direction writer JOE CASEY and artist NATHAN FOX flip the HAUNT series on its head. Still figuring out their newfound ability, brothers Daniel and Kurt Kilgore start experiencing the dark side of their powers, and no one is safe. Collects HAUNT #19-25.

140 pages, $14.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY, VOL. 4 TP

Story S. STEVEN STRUBLE art & cover SINA GRACE

"LOVE IS A PLACE" As he settles into a groove with his new job, the Li'l Depressed Boy embarks on a relationship he must keep secret from his co-workers. But secrets rarely stay hidden, do they? Collects THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY #13-16 OFFERED AGAIN THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY, VOL. 1 TP THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY, VOL. 2 TP THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY, VOL. 3 TP.

112 pages, $12.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

NEAR DEATH, VOL. 2 TP

Story JAY FAERBER art SIMONE GUGLIELMINI cover FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

In this second collection, former hitman Markham has relocated to Los Angeles, where he continues his efforts to balance the scales by saving people instead of killing them. But try as he might, Markham can't outrun his dark past. If you like THIEF OF THIEVES and FATALE, you'll love NEAR DEATH. Collects NEAR DEATH #6-11.

136 pages, $14.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

REBEL BLOOD TP

Story RILEY ROSSMO & ALEX LINK art / cover RILEY ROSSMO

A virus has created a wilderness of blood-thirsty creatures standing between you and your family. You don't know if you can save them in time, or if you've even got the strength to try. But you're about to find out. In a world of ravenous creatures it doesn't matter who you used to be. Today you're lunch.

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

SECRET, VOL. 1 TP

Story JONATHAN HICKMAN art RYAN BODENHEIM & MICHAEL GARLAND

"NEVER GET CAUGHT" A man gets shot in London, a law firm gets broken into in Washington, an accountant gives away the password to his computer, and something put to sleep 20 years ago awakens. What is the unsavory relationship all these things share, and how could it bring down two of the largest governments in the history of the world? Brought to you by award-winning writer JONATHAN HICKMAN and break-out talent, RYAN BODENHEIM, SECRET is an espionage thriller that takes a deep look into the shadow world existing between the government and private security firms. Collects SECRET #1-5.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 16 TP

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

Add another baby to your SPAWN: ORIGINS family and re-live the excitement of one of the best-selling independent comics of all time! Collecting classic issues of everyone's favorite antihero and featuring impossible pencils by GREG CAPULLO, this is the stuff legends are made of. While Spawn is busy battling his inner demons, real demons are on the prowl and want a piece of him, too. Enter the historic battle with Urizen and the advent of Ab and Zab. Plus... Wanda's pregnant?! Collects Spawn #93-98.

152 pages, $14.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

THIEF OF THIEVES, VOL. 1 TP

Story ROBERT KIRKMAN & NICK SPENCER art & cover SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & FELIX SERRANO

Conrad Paulson lives a secret double life as master thief Redmond. There is nothing he can't steal, nothing he can't have... except for the life he left behind. Now with a grown son he hardly knows, and an ex-wife he never stopped loving, Conrad must try to piece together what's left of his life, before the FBI finally catch up to him... but it appears they are the least of his worries. Collects THIEF OF THIEVES #1-7.

152 pages, $14.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

THE WALKING DEAD BOOK 8 HC

Story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

Rick and his group rebuild from the events of "NO WAY OUT," and learn that maybe they can take part in "A LARGER WORLD." Collects THE WALKING DEAD # 85-96.

336 pages, black and white, $34.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

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