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TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018

IMAGE COMICS FOR AUGUST

LEVIATHAN #1

WRITER: JOHN LAYMAN

ARTIST / COVER: NICK PITARRA, MICHAEL GARLAND

Poor Ryan DeLuca didn't buy enough beer for his party, and while he was out on a beer run his idiot buddies busted out some mystical arcana and performed a summoning ceremony -- a ceremony that summoned a giant monster from hell! Join multiple Eisner-winning writer JOHN LAYMAN (CHEW) and Eisner-nominated artist NICK PITARRA (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS), along with soon-to-be-nominated-for-best-colorist MICHAEL GARLAND (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS) for an eye-popping, face-melting, reality-defying, nonstop rush of pure adrenaline.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 1.

PERDY, VOL. 1 HC

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: KICKLIY

Perdy loves two things: sex and robbing banks -- no particular order. After spending 15 years in Yuma prison, Perdy wastes no time in getting back to doing both. A lot has changed since Perdy's been away, especially her looks, but that's not gonna stop her from piecing together the biggest score of gold this side of the border. And if anyone gets in her way, they'll be pushing up petunias. A new western series from Angoulême Award nominee, and international star, KICKLIY.

160 pages, $19.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

COLD SPOTS #1

WRITER: CULLEN BUNN

ARTIST / COVER: MARK TORRES

MINISERIES PREMIERE. Psychological terror, the undead, and a supernaturally bitter cold come together in this spine-tingling new series from CULLEN BUNN (REGRESSION, Harrow County) and MARK TORRES (Zombies vs. Robots: Undercity). 10 years ago, Dan Kerr turned his back on his wife and unborn daughter. Now, both mother and child have gone missing, and Dan must face cosmic terrors to find them again. He soon finds that ghosts stir when his estranged daughter is near. And as the dead grow restless, the cold deepens.

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

CROWDED #1

WRITER: CHRISTOPHER SEBELA

ARTIST / COVER: RO STEIN, TED BRANDT

VARIANT COVER: RACHEL STOTT AUGUST 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

SERIES PREMIERE - Ten minutes in the future, the world runs on an economy of job shares and apps, including Reapr: a crowdfunding platform to fund assassinations. Charlie Ellison leads a quiet, normal life until she's suddenly targeted by a million-dollar Reapr campaign. Hunted by all of Los Angeles, Charlie hires Vita, the lowest-rated bodyguard on the Dfend app. As the campaign picks up speed, they'll have to figure out who wants Charlie dead before the campaign's 30 days -- or their lives -- are over. From Eisner-nominated writer CHRISTOPHER SEBELA (Heartthrob, We(l)come Back, Harley Quinn), RO STEIN & TED BRANDT (Captain Marvel, Raven: The Pirate Princess), TRIONA FARRELL (Runaways, Mech Cadet Yu), and CARDINAL RAE (BINGO LOVE, ROSE).

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

CURSE WORDS SUMMER SWIMSUIT SPECIAL #1

WRITER: CHARLES SOULE

ARTIST / VARIANT COVER: QUINONES JOE

COVER: RYAN BROWNE

SEE: Sizzajee's sinister sorcerers sweating their way through the sunny, sultry, summertime season back in the Hole World. SEE: a hogtaur in a Speedo! SEE: an invisible wizard with a sunburn! SEE: such sights! Such glorious sights! JOIN US.

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

HEY KIDS! COMICS! #1

WRITER / ARTIST: HOWARD CHAYKIN

COVER: DON CAMERON

HEY KIDS! COMICS! takes its cue from nearly a century of turbulence and triumph, despair and drama in the comic book racket. Artists and writers, con men and clowns, ganefs and gangsters, create the foundations of today's biggest entertainment business -- or at least the tail that wags the dog. Some of it really happened, and the names have been changed to protect the innocent and guilty ... although in the end, everyone was guilty of something.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 8.

AGE OF BRONZE, VOL. 1: A THOUSAND SHIPS TP

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: ERIC SHANOWER

NOW IN FULL COLOR! A brand-new look for multiple Eisner-winner ERIC SHANOWER's hard-hitting version of the Trojan War. The politics and passion get turned up to eleven when colorist JOHN DALLAIRE injects his vibrant palette into the enduring epic. Helen runs off with Paris. Agamemnon declares war on Troy. Achilles hides among girls. Odysseus goes mad. And that's only the beginning. Collects AGE OF BRONZE #1-9.

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

DRY COUNTY COMPLETE TP

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: RICH TOMMASO

Meet Lou Rossi, a Generation X slacker who's out of step with the rave culture of Miami, 1990. He's a freelance newspaper artist, an aspiring author, a 21-year-old virgin... and suddenly an amateur detective. His humdrum life takes a turn when he meets -- and quickly falls in love with -- the young and beautiful Janet Laughton. But when she suddenly vanishes, leaving only a cryptic note behind, Lou will have to pull out all the stops to track her down. Collects DRY COUNTY #1-5.

136 pages, $16.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

LIL' DONNIE, VOL. 1: EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE HC

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: MIKE NORTON

Finally, the webcomic is collected! Follow the timely and terrifying adventures of Lil' Donnie, the worst president in the history of the United States of America. This collection contains the first year of antics of a truly motley crew of weirdos and degenerates as they work (HA!) to make our world a better place... for them! Get one while we still have a first amendment! Collects the first 125 LIL' DONNIE comic strips.

80 pages, $12.99, in stores on August 22.

PRISM STALKER, VOL. 1 TP

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: SLOANE LEONG

Far from the border of colonized space, a newly discovered planet teems violently with strange psychic life and puzzling telekinetic ecology. Vep, a refugee raised away from her devastated home planet as an indentured citizen in a foreign colony, is taken by a private military firm to assist in settling the new planet. What awaits her will test the limits of her will as she grapples with the strange power the planet exerts over her... Collects PRISM STALKER #1-5.

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

STAIRWAY, VOL. 1 OGN

WRITER: MATT HAWKINS

ARTIST / COVER: RAFFAELE IENCO

When a postgraduate student discovers a way to unlock information hidden deep in our "junk DNA," parts of bio-schematics and other pieces of baffling data are found. This discovery triggers the largest scientific initiative since the Manhattan Projects, with teams of scientists working to collect and collate this information. But will they find a stairway to heaven, or will they unleash something that will kill us all?

126 pages, $16.99, in stores on August 22.

TWISTED ROMANCE TP

WRITER: ALEX DE CAMPI, MAGEN CUBED, VITA AYALA

ARTIST: KATIE SKELLY, SARAH HORROCKS, CARLA SPEED MCNEIL, ALEJANDRA GUTIÉRREZ, TRUNGLES, MEREDITH MCCLAREN, MARGARET TRAUTH, SARAH WINIFRED SEARLE COVER: ALEJANDRA GUTIERREZ ADVANCE

Four stories of love and lust from comics' coolest artists and writer ALEX de CAMPI! First, a demon prowls the 1978 New York disco scene in "OLD FLAMES," drawn by KATIE SKELLY. Then, a curvy photographer's assistant falls in love with someone way out of her league in "TWINKLE & THE STAR," with art from ALEJANDRA GUTIÉRREZ. A spacefleet captain captures a most infuriating pirate in "INVINCIBLE HEART," drawn by CARLA SPEED McNEIL. And a princess runs away with a dragon in "TREASURED," featuring art by TRUNGLES. Plus steamy prose romance stories from awesome folks like MAGEN CUBED and VITA AYALA, and more comics shorts about love from MEREDITH McCLAREN, SARAH HORROCKS, MARGARET TRAUTH, and SARAH WINIFRED SEARLE. Collects TWISTED ROMANCE #1-4 COMPARISON TITLES If you like romantic anthologies like Love Actually and Golden Age romance stories, but also enjoy a dark edge, you'll love TWISTED ROMANCE.

200 pages, $16.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

ANALOG #5

WRITER: GERRY DUGGAN

ARTIST / COVER: DAVID O'SULLIVAN

VARIANT COVER: JASON LATOUR

END OF STORY ARC - CHAPTER FIVE.Image's hit new ongoing series wraps the first arc with a bang. Jack's got a briefcase of secrets to deliver, some hard men on his tail, and his past coming back to haunt him. If you like future noir spy stories with accents of romance, comedy, and revenge, the end of our first arc is for you.

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

APHRODITE V #2

WRITER: BRYAN HILL

ARTIST / COVER: JEFF SPOKES

Los Angeles has a new hero in Aphrodite, but a villain from Martin's past threatens the city. Martin may not trust an android, but he's going to need one.

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

THE BEAUTY #22

WRITER: JEREMY HAUN, JASON A. HURLEY

ARTIST: THOMAS NACHLIK

COVER: JEREMY HAUN, NICK FILARDI

VARIANT COVER: EVAN WALDINGER

NEW STORY ARC - Everyone's favorite criminal duo, Ezerae and Timo, are back! Revenge and mayhem follow in their wake.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 8.

BLACK CLOUD, VOL. 2: NO RETURN TP

WRITER: JASON LATOUR, IVAN BRANDON

ARTIST / COVER: GREG HINKLE, PAUL REINWAND, MATT WILSON

Frank is stuck in the middle as Zelda's world deals with the aftermath of the disaster she caused... a world that finally has to address how profoundly dangerous Zelda Barrett is. Collects BLACK CLOUD #6-10.

128 pages, $16.99, in stores on August 29.

BLACK SCIENCE #38

WRITER: RICK REMENDER

ARTIST / COVER: MATTEO SCALERA, MORENO DINISIO

VARIANT COVER: CREATURE BOX

END OF STORY ARC - "LATER THAN YOU THINK," Conclusion Grant and Sara McKay stand at the center of the Onion, finding not heaven or hell, damnation or redemption, but a truth far grander and stranger than even the Dimensionauts could ever have imagined.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 8.

COPPERHEAD #22

WRITER: SCOTT GODLEWSKI, JAY FAERBER

ARTIST / COVER: SCOTT GODLEWSKI, RON RILEY

SERIES FINALE. This is it. The end. The siege on Copperhead is over. Who will be left standing when the dust settles?

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

COYOTES #5

WRITER: SEAN LEWIS

ARTIST / COVER: CAITLIN YARSKY

NEW STORY ARC - Red stumbles onto a group of women putting the men who attacked them on trial. As she watches them forgive their attackers, she is aghast. And then one mentions her sister... Questions will be answered and origins will be revealed in the next chapter of this cult favorite.

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

CRUDE #5

WRITER: STEVE ORLANDO

ARTIST / COVER: GARRY BROWN, LEE LOUGHRIDGE

Blackstone is ready to explode! Piotr has beaten every thug, mercenary, and soldier Petropinnacle has sent to kill him. Now, the city's true ruler steps up to show this tired KGB dog what true power is.

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

CYBER FORCE #5

WRITER: BRYAN HILL, MATT HAWKINS

ARTIST / COVER: ATILIO ROJO

NEW STORY ARC. With the world still reeling from the sudden blackout of all networked technology, Stryker, Aphrodite, and Velocity are sent to find a deadly bounty hunter that could help them bring order to the chaos... but this bounty hunter has a secret that might stop CYBER FORCE before it starts.

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

CYBER FORCE: REBIRTH, VOL. 4 TP

WRITER: MARC SILVESTRI, MATT HAWKINS, BRYAN HILL

ARTIST: RODRIGO ZAYAS, CHRISTIAN DUCE, JEFF SPOKES

COVER: MARC SILVESTRI

Cyberforce has nearly claimed Jackie Estacado's body from a ruthless collector who wants the power of the darkness for himself, but Morgan Stryker and his team must also deal with a man from his past who wants nothing more than Morgan and Velocity's death... and none of them are prepared for what The Darkness wants from them all. Collects part two of the Line Webtoon CYBER FORCE webcomic.

128 pages, $16.99, in stores on August 29.

DARK FANG #7

WRITER: MILES GUNTER

ARTIST / COVER: KELSEY SHANNON

"MOON FIGHT," Part Two Valla is on the Moon, surrounded by robots building a casino, and she's starving. But somewhere in the massive complex is a sole human overseer with a body full of the blood she needs. All she has to do is find them.

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

DAYS OF HATE #7

WRITER: ALES KOT

ARTIST: DANIJEL ZEZELJ

COVER: DANIJEL ZEZELJ, TOM MULLER

NEW STORY ARC - The plan skips a beat. Someone is lost.

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

THE DEAD HAND #5

WRITER: KYLE HIGGINS

ARTIST / COVER: STEPHEN MOONEY, JORDIE BELLAIRE

"COLD WAR RELICS," Part Five. How was Roger created? How might he be stopped? All of Operation Dead Hand's secrets, revealed.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 8.

DEADLY CLASS, VOL. 7: LOVE LIKE BLOOD TP

WRITER: RICK REMENDER

ARTIST: WES CRAIG, JORDAN BOYD

COVER: WES CRAIG

Marcus and Maria have resurfaced, and with them a whole ocean of bad blood crashes on the shores. Shabnam and the Student Council are out to put Marcus and Maria in the grave for good this time, Saya's maniacal brother Kenji stokes the flames of hatred, and in the shadows of those flames looms Headmaster Lin, waiting to reward whoever is left standing with a place by his side -- or a sharp knife in the back. It's 1989 and the era is drawing to a close, but it's going to take as many poor bastards with it into oblivion as it can. Collects DEADLY CLASS #32-35.

120 pages, $16.99, in stores on August 22.

DEATH OR GLORY #4

WRITER: RICK REMENDER

ARTIST / COVER: BENGAL

VARIANT COVER: ANDREW ROBINSON

When faced with true evil, Glory must decide if she'll turn and run, or put the pedal down and face it head-on.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 1.

EAST OF WEST #39

WRITER: JONATHAN HICKMAN

ARTIST / COVER: NICK DRAGOTTA

NEW STORY ARC - "THESE BROTHERS OF DESTINY" The army of the Prophet masses, preparing to conquer the world.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 8.

EAST OF WEST, VOL. 8 TP

WRITER: JONATHAN HICKMAN

ARTIST / COVER: NICK DRAGOTTA

We catch up with Death and Babylon in this eighth volume of the bestselling series EAST OF WEST. Collects EAST OF WEST #35-38.

144 pages, $16.99, in stores on August 8.

ECLIPSE #9

WRITER: ZACK KAPLAN

ARTIST / VARIANT COVER: GIOVANNI TIMPANO

COVER: JAMES STOKOE

NEW STORY ARC. In a world where sunlight is deadly, former solar engineer David Baxter rushes to escape back into New York City before sunrise, while Cielo Brandt, daughter of a corrupt solar tycoon, searches for the mysterious Scientist responsible for an immunity to dangerous sunlight -- a Scientist with his own plans in mind.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 1.

ELSEWHERE, VOL. 2 TP

WRITER: JAY FAERBER

ARTIST / COVER: SUMEYYE KESGIN, RON RILEY

Amelia Earhart and her Korvathian ally, Cort, embark on an epic journey in search of a mythical portal that might connect to Earth. Along the way, they encounter new friends, make new enemies, and uncover long-buried secrets. And just how does D. B. Cooper fit into all of this? Collects ELSEWHERE #5-8.

112 pages, $16.99, in stores on August 29.

EVOLUTION #9

WRITER: JAMES ASMUS, JOSEPH KEATINGE, CHRISTOPHER SEBELA

ARTIST / COVER: JOE INFURNARI, JORDAN BOYD

Abe plays a game of cat and mouse with the authorities while Claire and Rochelle make contact with the cult that's shadowed their every move since issue #1.

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

FARMHAND #2

WRITER: ROB GUILLORY

ARTIST / COVER: ROB GUILLORY, TAYLOR WELLS

Ezekiel Jenkins just wants to forget his past. Unfortunately, now that he's returned to his family's farm, that's going to be damn near impossible. And if dealing with his own demons isn't enough, today he'll be dealing with a few of his father's as well.

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

FEAR AGENT: FINAL EDITION, VOL. 3 TP

WRITER: RICK REMENDER

ARTIST: TONY MOORE, MIKE HAWTHORNE

COVER: TONY MOORE

Following a genocidal amalgamation campaign by the terrifying Tetaldian robot empire, Heath Huston finds himself as the sole surviving human in the universe. Now the prime target of the robotic hordes and their sinister co-conspirators, Heath sets off to uncover the secret history of the Tetaldians -- and a chance to set things straight. The stakes couldn't be higher as the disgraced Fear Agent is presented with one final shot at the redemption he's ached for his entire drunken life. Don't miss the grand finale of the pulp sci-fi smash hit. Collects FEAR AGENT #22-32.

240 pages, $19.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

FLAVOR #4

WRITER: JOSEPH KEATINGE

ARTIST / COVER: WOOK JIN CLARK, TAMRA BONVILLAIN

The dark secrets behind The Bowl simmer as Xoo gets into hot water. Everything's rotten from the inside out and no one is safe. PLUS: every issue includes exclusive bonus materials by the creative team and famed author of Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food, Ali Bouzari!

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

GASOLINA #11

WRITER: SEAN MACKIEWICZ

ARTIST / COVER: NIKO WALTER, MAT LOPES

A stunning cartel assassin makes a bold move against Los Queridos, and Randy's trapped in a town with a horrible secret -- and Amalia's nowhere to be found.

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

GIDEON FALLS #6

WRITER / VARIANT COVER: JEFF LEMIRE

ARTIST / COVER: ANDREA SORRENTINO

END OF STORY ARC. "THE BLACK BARN," Conclusion Father Fred enters The Black Barn on a daring rescue attempt but nothing can prepare him for the horrors within. Meanwhile Norton and Angie delve deeper into Norton's past and zero in on the secrets of the Barn.

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

THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION #9

WRITER / COVER: WES CRAIG

ARTIST: WES CRAIG, TOBY CYPRESS, NIKO GUARDIA

VARIANT COVER: NIC KLEIN

SERIES FINALE. For the earth to live, mankind must die...

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 1.

HACK/SLASH RESURRECTION #10

WRITER: TINI HOWARD

ARTIST: CELOR, K. MICHAEL RUSSELL

COVER: RICHARD PACE

VARIANT COVER: JIM TERRY

More mayhem, murder, monsters, and mankinis as Cassie and Vlad team with Vampirella to save a nice little town from its dark history, while discovering more about Cassie's lineage.

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

HIT-GIRL #7

WRITER: JEFF LEMIRE

ARTIST / COVER: EDUARDO RISSO

VARIANT COVER: EDUARDO RISSO, SKOTTIE YOUNG

Written by JEFF LEMIRE, a 2018 Eisner Award nominee for Best Writer! Hit-Girl's holed up in a cabin in the woods, nursing bear-trap wounds and recovering from a fall through the ice. But Billy Baker and his gang have found her hideout, and these local hunters can track anything in the snow. How many can Hit-Girl slay before the Mounties show up?

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

I HATE FAIRYLAND, VOL. 4 TP

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: SKOTTIE YOUNG

What started as a normal, everyday, child-sucked-into-a-magical-land-to-fulfill-an-inane-quest has changed Fairyland forever. In the continuation of SKOTTIE YOUNG'S saccharine fantasy-satire, Gertrude hands over the spotlight to Larry, Duncan Dragon, and some of Fairyland's other supporting cast, misfits, and forgotten threats. Collects I HATE FAIRYLAND #16-20.

120 pages, $16.99, in stores on August 29.

ICE CREAM MAN #6

WRITER: W. MAXWELL PRINCE

ARTIST / COVER: MARTIN MORAZZO, CHRIS O'HALLORAN

VARIANT COVER: CHRISTIAN WARD

"STRANGE NEAPOLITAN" Sometimes, without a word, your life splits into three.

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

ISOLA #5

WRITER: BRENDEN FLETCHER, KARL KERSCHL

ARTIST / VARIANT COVER: KARL KERSCHL, MSASSYK

COVER: KARL KERSCHL

END OF STORY ARC. Rook and Olwyn face each other at the end of the road. Recommended for fans of Studio Ghibli and the work of Hayao Miyazaki.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 8.

KILL OR BE KILLED, VOL. 4 TP

WRITER: ED BRUBAKER

ARTIST: SEAN PHILLIPS, ELIZABETH BREITWEISER

COVER: SEAN PHILLIPS

Dylan has committed himself, but now trapped behind the walls of a mental institution, he finds the evil and corruption of the outside world have followed him there. Collects KILL OR BE KILLED #15-20.

144 pages, $16.99, in stores on August 15.

THE LAST SIEGE #3

WRITER: LANDRY Q. WALKER

ARTIST / COVER: JUSTIN GREENWOOD

VARIANT COVER: RAMON VILLALOBOS

On the outskirts of the forest, Feist's men prepare to seize the castle, promising to rain death upon the defenders. Unaware of this peril, the court advisors search for clues to the origin of the mysterious Stranger.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 1.

MAESTROS #7

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: STEVE SKROCE

END OF STORY ARC. The Book of Remaking has been opened and its spell cast; all of creation has been undone and all that is left is the great stillness of Emptiness... and Mardok. But something stirs in the dark. Something with over ten hours of battery life...

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 1.

MAGE: THE HERO DENIED #11

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: MATT WAGNER

Desperation leads Kevin Matchstick to follow an elusive trail in the search for his missing family even as, undaunted, Magda and Hugo venture into the unknown in an attempt to escape their captors. Meanwhile, the Umbra Mother goes to extreme lengths to revitalize her dwindling power.

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

THE MAGIC ORDER #3

WRITER: MARK MILLAR

ARTIST / COVER / VARIANT COVER: OLIVIER COIPEL

With each wizard brutally murdered, Madame Albany comes another step closer to seizing the dark power of the Orichalcum as her own. The next kill on her list: Leonard Moonstone. Is her gruesome assassin powerful enough to destroy the leader of The Magic Order?

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

MEDIEVAL SPAWN/WITCHBLADE #4

WRITER: BRIAN HABERLIN, BRIAN HOLGUIN

ARTIST / COVER: BRIAN HABERLIN

MINISERIES FINALE. Spawn and Witchblade in a battle to end all battles to save our world.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on August 8.

NEW LIEUTENANTS OF METAL #2

WRITER: JOE CASEY

ARTIST / COVER: ULISES FARINAS

The search for Manowarrior begins! But can they find him in time?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 8.

THE NEW WORLD #2

WRITER: ALES KOT

ARTIST: TRADD MOORE, HEATHER MOORE

COVER / VARIANT COVER: TRADD MOORE, HEATHER MOORE, TOM MULLER

On the run, but not the way you might think. Unless... you guessed.

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

OBLIVION SONG #6

WRITER: ROBERT KIRKMAN

ARTIST: LORENZO DE FELICI, ANNALISA LEONI

COVER: LORENZO DE FELICI

END OF STORY ARC. Nathan's world is collapsing around him. Things on Earth couldn't be going any worse, and in Oblivion, Nathan has found a large group of survivors... who don't want to leave.

28 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 8.

OUTPOST ZERO #2

WRITER: SEAN KELLEY MCKEEVER

ARTIST / COVER: ALEXANDRE TEFENKGI, JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU

As the Outpost struggles to rebound in the aftermath of a disastrous storm, Alea comes face to face with a loss she never expected... and refuses to accept.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 8.

PAPER GIRLS #23

WRITER: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

ARTIST: CLIFF CHIANG, MATT WILSON

COVER: CLIFF CHIANG

New friends are silver, but old friends may be the only ones who can help the Paper Girls survive the year 2171.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 1.

PARADISO #6

WRITER: RAM V

ARTIST / COVER: DEV PRAMANIK, ALBA CARDONA

VARIANT COVER: MARTIN SIMMONDS

"DARK DWELLERS," Part Two. In the city beneath the city, Jack learns more of his past and his connection to Paradiso. Relationships are strained as revelations lead to distrust and Paradiso intervenes once more to save a seemingly inconsequential life.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 1.

PORT OF EARTH #8

WRITER: ZACK KAPLAN

ARTIST / COVER: ANDREA MUTTI

END OF STORY ARC/ For the first time ever, news cameras and human eyes see inside the Port of Earth as ESA Agents Rice and McIntyre confront a deadly assassin. But can they control their emotions and bring the alien to justice without threatening the stability of our deal with the alien Consortium?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 8.

POSTAL, VOL. 7 TP

WRITER: BRYAN HILL ARTIST / COVER: ISAAC GOODHART

The war for Eden is over, but Laura faces the most important choice of her life: what to do with her son Mark's future. Collects POSTAL #25, POSTAL: MARK, POSTAL: LAURA.

128 pages, $16.99, in stores on August 15.

PROXIMA CENTAURI #3

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: FAREL DALRYMPLE

"PROXIMA CENTAURI," Part Three. After another emotional outburst, teenage wizard Sherwood Breadcoat goes on a bike ride and is challenged by a host of menacing characters.

24 pages, $2.99, in stores on August 15.

THE REALM #9

WRITER: SETH M. PECK

ARTIST: JEREMY HAUN

COVER: JEREMY HAUN, NICK FILARDI

VARIANT COVER: CHRISTOPHER MITTEN

Will's terrible secret is revealed! Plus: meet..."The Crow Feeders."

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

REDNECK #14

WRITER: DONNY CATES

ARTIST / COVER: LISANDRO ESTHERREN, DEE CUNNIFFE

After the events of last issue, Bartlett will forever be a changed man. Can the Bowmans and July's family ever co-exist? And what in the hell is the Parliament of Elders?

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

ROSE, VOL. 2 TP

WRITER: MEREDITH FINCH

ARTIST / COVER: IG GUARA

A ghost from the past threatens to derail Rose's desperate search for her companions and calls into question her worthiness to become a Guardian. While Thorne struggles to come to terms with Rose's new knight protector, Drucilla's magical collar compels him to commit an unthinkable act. Will's commitment to the rebellion is tested with Ila's capture and secrets long hidden are finally revealed in the dungeons of Ttereve. Collects ROSE #7-12.

160 pages, $16.99, in stores on August 15.

ROYAL CITY #14

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: JEFF LEMIRE

VARIANT COVER: EMI LENOX, RAY FAWKES

SERIES FINALE. The critically acclaimed, multi-generational saga of the Pike family comes to its conclusion as the ghosts of the past catch up to them and point the Pike Family toward an unexpected future.

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

RUMBLE #6

WRITER: JOHN ARCUDI

ARTIST / COVER: DAVID RUBIN

VARIANT COVER: PETER SNEJBJERG

NEW STORY ARC -"THINGS REMOTE," Part One Rathraq has discovered his immortal heart lies at the bottom of the Lake Kitchuron. Now he, Bobby, Timah, Cogan, and Del set sail to recover it.

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

SAVAGE DRAGON #237

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: ERIK LARSEN

"BEWARE THE SCOURGE" - Enter the sinister leader of Toronto's underworld: the deadly Scourge! Malcolm Dragon faces his biggest challenge to date and the world he knows hangs in the balance.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 8.

SCALES & SCOUNDRELS #11

WRITER: SEBASTIAN GIRNER

ARTIST / COVER: GALAAD

VARIANT COVER: GALAAD, JEFF POWELL

NEW STORY ARC - "RITES OF SEPARATION," Part One (of Two) Dorma returns home from her adventures in the Dragon's Maw to deliver the sad news of her brother's passing to their parents. While preparing the burial rites for his journey to the afterlife, she must face the darkness of her ancestral home that she's feared all her life.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 1.

SEVEN TO ETERNITY #11

WRITER: RICK REMENDER

ARTIST / COVER: JEROME OPEÑA, MATT HOLLINGSWORTH

VARIANT COVER: BENGAL

The Mosak are on Adam Osidis and the Mud King's trail, led by the best tracker in all of Zhal: Adam's own daughter.

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

SEX CRIMINALS, VOL. 5: FIVE-FINGERED DISCOUNT TP

WRITER: MATT FRACTION

ARTIST / COVER: CHIP ZDARSKY

Suzie and Jon have that special something -- when they have sex, they freeze time and do crimes. Well -- they HAD that special something. In the aftermath of what would appear to be a breakup, where do our two love-crazy time-freezing sex-having bank robbers go? REBOUND AHOY! Also everything gets more dangerous and complicated? But it's okay. Collects SEX CRIMINALS #21-25.

128 pages, $16.99, in stores on August 8.

SHANGHAI RED #3

WRITER: CHRISTOPHER SEBELA

ARTIST / COVER: JOSHUA HIXSON

VARIANT COVER: TESS FOWLER

With two of the men who abducted her carved off her list, Red's hands are bloody again as she looks to take out the rest of the names responsible. But when she's detoured into the heart of Portland's corruption and comes face to face with her sister, Red will face some ugly truths about how far from home she really is and how much longer her list needs to be.

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

SKYWARD #5

WRITER: JOE HENDERSON

ARTIST: LEE GARBETT, ANTONIO FABELA

COVER: LEE GARBETT

END OF STORY ARC "MY LOW-G LIFE," Conclusion The pulse-pounding conclusion of our first arc! Everything comes to a head as Willa takes the fight to Barrow. And not everyone's getting out of this one alive...

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

SNOTGIRL #11

WRITER / VARIANT COVER: BRYAN LEE O'MALLEY

ARTIST / COVER: LESLIE HUNG

NEW STORY ARC - Chapter 11: "MY SECOND DATE" While her friends have some concerns, Lottie just wants to take her relationship with Caroline to the next level -- which is why she's keeping it a complete secret!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 8.

SPAWN #289

WRITER: TODD MCFARLANE

ARTIST / VARIANT COVER: JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER

COVER: FRANCESCO MATTINA

The countdown to the giant-sized 300th issue begins here! Spawn catches his first victim as he continues to search for the men responsible for his wife's death.

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

STELLAR #3

WRITER: JOSEPH KEATINGE

ARTIST / COVER: BRET BLEVINS

Across innumerable years and countless galaxies, Zenith has pursued Stellar. He was always the worst of the ultimate weapons, and now he's finally found her... but, boy, has she changed.

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

STRAY BULLETS: SUNSHINE & ROSES, VOL. 2 TP

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: DAVID LAPHAM AUGUST 29 / 248 PAGES / BW / M / $19.99 What would you do for love? How far would you go for revenge? "SUNSHINE & ROSES" tells the story of a boy and a girl: how they fell in love and hatched a scheme to blow up the Baltimore underworld. There is no crime book remotely like STRAY BULLETS and with "SUNSHINE & ROSES," the uncompromising, Eisner Award-winning team of DAVID AND MARIA LAPHAM craft a heist story like you never seen. Collects STRAY BULLETS: SUNSHINE & ROSES #9-16.

248 pages, $19.99, in stores on August 29.

THIEF OF THIEVES #39

WRITER: BRETT LEWIS

ARTIST / COVER: SHAWN MARTINBROUGH, ADRIANO LUCAS

Conrad Paulson... lives? But he's stuck in prison. In Russia. In the dead of winter. Surely, it'll be a piece of cake to break him out, right?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 1.

UNNATURAL #2

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: MIRKA ANDOLFO

VARIANT COVER: ARTGERM

While Leslie's life has just been turned upside down by THAT message, her best friend Trish goes on a hunt to discover what lies beneath her unnatural (and yet attractive) recurring dream. Oh, and who's the mysterious hooded figure spying on her?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 8.

THE WALKING DEAD #182

WRITER: ROBERT KIRKMAN

ARTIST: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, CLIFF RATHBURN

COVER: CHARLIE ADLARD, DAVE STEWART

VARIANT COVER: BILL SIENKIEWICZ

John, the savage new leader of the Saviors, has turned over a new leaf... just in time for an alliance with The Commonwealth?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 1.

WAYWARD #28

WRITER: JIM ZUB

ARTIST / COVER: STEVEN CUMMINGS,

TAMRA BONVILLAIN VARIANT COVER: KIDCHAN

"BOUND TO FATE," Part Three Hell on Earth and a hell of a fight. The strings of fate are pulled ever tighter...

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

THE WEATHERMAN #3

WRITER: JODY LEHEUP

ARTIST / COVER: NATHAN FOX

VARIANT COVER: MARCOS MARTIN

Cut off, on the run, and hunted by The Marshal, Nathan and Cross try to stay alive long enough to find Nathan's lost memory and the key to stopping another world-ending attack. But they'll have to survive each other first...

32 pages, $3.99.

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #39

WRITER: KIERON GILLEN

ARTIST / COVER: JAMIE MCKELVIE, DEE CUNNIFFE

VARIANT COVER: DEE CUNNIFFE, PHIL JIMENEZ

END OF STORY ARC -- "MOTHERING INVENTION," Conclusion Well, it's the end of the arc, in just about every way you could define those particular words.

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

WITCHBLADE #7

WRITER: CAITLIN KITTREDGE

ARTIST / COVER: ROBERTA INGRANATA

NEW STORY ARC -- "GOOD INTENTIONS," Part One Breaking a demon's stranglehold on New York City was only the beginning for Alex and Team Witchblade -- now somebody much worse than a demon wants the Artifact, and they'll do anything to get it.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 8.

YOUNGBLOOD #14

WRITER: CHAD BOWERS

ARTIST / COVER: CORY HAMSCHER

VARIANT COVER: ROB LIEFELD

"THE BLOOD WAR," Part Two. Chapel and Battlestone's war over who gets to kill Psi-Fire hardest threatens to leave a Kansas-sized crater in the middle of America. And finally -- after thirteen issues -- Shaft comes clean about the last mission of the original Youngblood! All your questions will be answered... except that one.

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








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