Image Comics Solicitations for May 2010

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story LUCA BLENGINO
art LUCA ERBETTA & FABIO BONO
colors FILIPPO RIZZU
cover LUCA ERBETTA

MAY 12
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
NEW CRIME FICTION MINI-SERIES SHIPPING BI-WEEKLY!
A top-notch creative team from Italy spins a hard-boiled crime fiction tale from the boroughs of NYC!
PART ONE: “INCIPIT IN MEDIA RES”
In the dead of winter, with a snowstorm looming, a routine homicide
investigation has a literary twist. A suspected drug dealer is found
dead and naked, with what seems to be part of a larger story written
all over his body.
Detectives Sam Burke and Twitch Williams, along with graphologist
Charlotte Garland, have to discover the truth, but the case, like the
weather, can only get worse…

 
SAM & TWITCH: THE WRITER #2 (of 4)
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story LUCA BLENGINO
pencils LUCA ERBETTA & FABIO BONO
colors FILIPPO RIZZU
cover LUCA ERBETTA

MAY 26
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
PART TWO: “BLUE SNOW”
A publishing editor and his lover. A dead prostitute. A butcher who
moonlights as a drug dealer. A social worker. A humanitarian. And …
Charlotte Garland, a graphologist, who assists the police. All an
eclectic group of people, who have one thing in common – ties to the
murderer the press has dubbed, “The Writer.”

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story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art GREG CAPULLO & TODD McFARLANE
cover TODD McFARLANE

MAY 5
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
His brother died, his ghost haunts him, it bonds with him to form the
creature known as Haunt – and all this has dragged poor Daniel Kilgore
deep into a dark and dangerous world of espionage and intrigue he never
even knew existed.  Now it appears these events have taken a much
greater toll on him than even he realizes.

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story WILL CARLTON
art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE
cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI

MAY 26
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99 
Jim Downing learns he has a lineage connection to both Clown and Bludd.
 This puts him in a coveted group aptly named the Unholy Trinity.

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story TODD McFARLANE
art TODD McFARLANE & GREG CAPULLO
cover GREG CAPULLO

MAY 12
160 PAGES / FC
$14.99
Relive Spawn battling legendary foes the Curse and the Redeemer in this
new collection of stories from TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO!
SPAWN ORIGINS represents classic Spawn stories in an al-new design and
format. PLUS: cover gallieries and behind-the-scenes art! Each volume
also features a classic cover re-imagined by master Spawn artist GREG
CAPPULLO!

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story DAN WICKLINE
art & cover TONE RODRIGUEZ
variant cover ERIK LARSEN

MAY 5
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
“RESURRECTION,” Part One
Fifteen years after his stunning death, Paul Johnstone wears the helmet
of ShadowHawk once more. New York, however, is far more dangerous than
he remembers, as a new evil grows in the city’s shadows. Before he can
deal with the ramifications of being alive again, though, he must first
deal with the actions of his past.
PLUS a back-up feature written by STEVE NILES with art by JIM VALENTINO!
SPINNING OUT FROM THE UNIVERSE-SHATTERING EVENTS OF IMAGE UNITED – THE ORIGINAL BACK-BREAKER RETURNS!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK? #1baronvonshock1cov.jpg

story ROB ZOMBIE
art & cover DONNY HADIWIDJAJA & VAL STAPLES

MAY 26
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99
ROB ZOMBIE returns with a dark dramedy outlining the fantastic rise and
spiraling decent of celebrity.  Being in the right place at the right
time isn’t always a good thing, as Baron Von Shock finds out first
hand. His sudden rise to fame as a television horror host meets with
unexpected results. Baron Von Shock delivers a roller coaster ride of
emotion that only ROB ZOMBIE can deliver.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art JASON HOWARD
cover JASON HOWARD & FCO PLASCENCIA

MAY 26
40 PAGES / FC
$4.99
“LEGACY,” Conclusion
The end is finally here.  The elder’s plan is revealed!  Zechariah’s
final fate is decided!  Wolf-Man’s astounding adventure is coming to a
close.  Every moment from the beginning of the series to now has been
leading to this.  Don’t miss this special oversized series-ending
extravaganza!

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story AJ LIEBERMAN
art & cover by RILEY ROSSMO

MAY 26
24 PAGES / FC
$3.99
FIRST ISSUE OF A BRAND NEW ARC!
There are a lot of team books out there.  But there ain’t one like
this.  CNV’s back and he’s not alone.  He’s teamed up with
Pirate/Gladiator/Oceanographer, Hitman/Navy SEAL/Roadie and his
Ex-wife.  Their first mission: Locate a black market nuke.  What could
go wrong?  Pretty much everything.  Including an ending you will never
see coming… unless you read the last page first–which you shouldn’t.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


IMAGE UNITED #5 (of 6)
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story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art ERIK LARSEN, ROB LIEFELD, TODD MCFARLANE, WHILCE PORTACIO, MARC SILVESTRI & JIM VALENTINO
covers ERIK LARSEN, ROB LIEFELD, TODD MCFARLANE, WHILCE PORTACIO, MARC SILVESTRI & JIM VALENTINO

MAY 26
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99
THE CROSSOVER EVENT OF THE CENTURY CONTINUES!
Omega Spawn is aware of the forces aligning against him – and is moving
to put an end to the united band of heroes who threaten him.  Once
again on the defensive, our heroes must make a stand.  The fate of the
entire world is at stake – and at least one of the heroes will not
survive the coming battle.

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story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

MAY 12
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
THE END IS HERE.
THE SWORD’s highly anticipated finale arrives as Dara Brighton’s epic
quest for revenge against the three god-siblings who murdered her
family comes to its conclusion.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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story JONATHAN ROSS
art & cover TOMMY LEE EDWARDS

1:20 variant cover by BERNARD CHANG
1: 50 variant cover by DAVID LaFUENTE
1:100 variant sketch cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
MAY 5
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
“ALIENS WITH DIRTY FACES”
The Dragonmir Vampire Clan has all but succeeded in wiping out the the
Gangsters who run 1920s New York. Only mobster Eddie Falco stands in
their way.  Bloody, bruised and on the run, he finds an unlikely ally
in the form of the interplanetary smuggler known as Squeed. But can
even the brother from another planet turn the crimson tide?
 Hard-boiled pulp action from start to finish!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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story JOE CASEY
art & cover TOM SCIOLI

MAY 19
360 PAGES / FC
$34.99   
Finally, the wait is over! BOOK TWO in the Eisner Award-nominated CELESTIAL EDITIONS is here! 
See how the greatest cosmic superhero epic of our time was taken to
even higher levels of surreal splendor!  See Commander Adam Archer,
Maxim, Basil Cronus, Nickelhead and more in all their oversized glory! 
Is there any other book that delivers the Savage Sting and the secret
of the Infinity Tower?  Not in this universe!  Where else are you going
to see Lucky in all of his glory?  Only GØDLAND has the pure,
storytelling power to scratch the greatest itch you ever had! 
Collects GØDLAND #13-24, plus tons of cosmic-powered extras!
THE CELESTIAL EDITION HARDCOVER IS THE MAXIMUM FORMAT TO EXPERIENCE THE GØDLAND SAGA!  BIGGER IS BETTER!

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story RICK REMENDER & KIERON DWYER
art KIERON DWYER, SALGOOD SAM & PAUL HARMON
cover PAUL HARMON

MAY 10
$39.99   
LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES
CONCEPT
The year is 1533. Deckhand, Marco Esperanza’s shipping vessel is sunk
in the dead of night leaving him, the sole survivor, left adrift in the
Red Sea. His prayers are answered when a strange ship impossibly cuts
through the night fog saving him a watery grave. However, his elation
soon turns to horror when he discovers he has been brought aboard the
dread pirate ship, The Black Galleon. There is more to Captain Lesser
Blackthroat and his evil crew than mere piracy, these men are damned —
these men are vampire.
The year is 2004. Since being turned undead by Blackthroat, Marco has
spent the past 400 years tied to the bow of a sunken vessel, clinging
to unlife in the dark, briny, deep. His confinement at the bottom of
the sea ends when film director Joel Cameron’s submarine discovers him
while location scouting. Hungry to film a live vampire battle, Cameron
agrees to aid Marco in seeking out the eternal monsters responsible his
fate that he might have his revenge.
COLLECTS SEA OF RED, VOL. 1-3
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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story JOHN LAYMAN
art & cover ROB GUILLORY

MAY 26
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
“JUST DESSERTS,” Part One
A few months ago an intact mastodon was discovered encased in a glacier
in Siberia. A few weeks ago the lab doing DNA sequencing on the
prehistoric creature mysteriously burned to the ground. And a few days
ago, Special Agent Tony Chu discovered an exclusive diner’s club of the
very, very rich who commit crimes in order to procure the meat of the
rare, exotic and extinct. Tonight is their annual dinner. Guess who’s
coming to dinner to stop them?
RETAILER WARNING: NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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story BEN McCOOL
art & cover BEN TEMPLESMITH

MAY 19
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99
ISSUE FOUR: BEAST COPS
Teamed with the dirge of Shotgun City’s police force, Johnny Jackson is
thrust into confrontation against Hunt Cassidy and his band of killers,
their sinister influence having put the city on edge. And when Hunt
realizes that a precious possession is missing, the full extent of the
madness is revealed…
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


DEAD @ 17: THE WITCH QUEEN #3 (of 4)
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story & art JOSH HOWARD
cover by JOSH HOWARD

MAY 12
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
Nara attempts to rescue Asia from the clutches of Lilith, but Asia may
have other plans. Meanwhile, Purgatory begins to self-destruct as the
Time of the End draws near.

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story RICHARD STARKINGS
art MORITAT
cover by JASON HOWARD

MAY 26
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
“QUESTIONABLE THINGS,” Part Four
There are Crocs loose in an Industrial Slaughterhouse. Flask, Hide and
Blackthorne have been assigned to bring them in. Like THAT is going to
go well.

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story JEFF MARIOTTE
art & cover DANIELE SERRA

MAY 19
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
With Angelique a captive of the cannibal cult, the remaining friends
find that they can’t run any longer—they have to take the fight to the
cultists!  Outnumbered and outgunned, it’s going to be a hard-fought
battle.  But they don’t have much choice, considering their
alternatives—becoming human sacrifices, or being added to the menu!
WRITTEN BY AWARD-WINNING NOVELIST JEFF MARIOTTE (ZOMBIE COP, COLD BLACK
HEARTS), WITH ART BY INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ILLUSTRATOR DANIELE
SERRA (PRAY FOR DEATH).

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story DANIEL BERMAN
art JOHN BROGLIA
cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING

MAY 12
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
Paul goes on bended knee to the gods to beg them for ambrosia, the only
thing that may save Sophia from the clutches of death! Meanwhile George
and Guan-Yu must retrieve Sophia… from the morgue… before she’s
AUTOPSIED.
For those close to Paul, even death is COMPLEX!

GØDLAND #33
story JOE CASEY
art & cover TOM SCIOLI

MAY 19
24 PAGES/FC   
$2.99
BOOK THIRTY-THREE: DØGLAND
Sometimes, there are no words… Thank Iboga we’ve got a cover to show! 
And what a cover!  Guess where Commander Adam Archer is going…?
GØDLAND’S TICKING CLOCK IS POUNDING IN THE EARS OF ALL HUMANITY!

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story DUNCAN ROULEAU
art & cover DUNCAN ROULEAU

MAY 19
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
Zach comes face to face with the owners of IMIND, the company that has
been stealing his thoughts!  When they make a proposal for him to
become a partner Zach has to make a decision, does he "fight the power’
or " join the club" – a choice made even more complicated when he
discovers that both answers involve him doing something other than
sitting on a couch, eating chips and complaining.

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story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

MAY 19
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
THE VILTRUMITE WAR CONTINUES!
Invincible is stranded on an alien planet, clinging to life, left
battered and broken from his battle with Conquest.  Nolan and Oliver
stay behind to nurse him back to health, but meanwhile, out in space,
the war rages on.

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story BRANDON GRAHAM
art & cover BRANDON GRAHAM

MAY 19
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99
The Demon King returns! While its evil casts a dark shadow over King
City, Pete has to go deep into an alien brothel to save the
green-skinned girl. Earth may not be big enough to contain this high
stakes adventure!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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story NATHAN EDMONDSON
art & cover BRETT WELDELE

MAY 12
24 PAGES / FC
$2.99
“101”
Coyle and Avery discover just how far the virus has spread when they
escape up the Oregon coast. As they encounter other survivors and learn
more about the infection, they begin to understand exactly what it will
take  to stay safe from THE LIGHT.

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story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art VICTOR SANTOS
cover MICHAEL GOLDEN

MAY 12
48 PAGES / FC
$4.99
“FEAST OF SAMHAIN,” Part TWO
Destiny, prophecy and free will collide as Karic, too late to save
those he loves, challenges the power of the snake god in the very heart
of the capital. But is Karic’s fate just as doomed as he aligns himself
with an ancient Nathair, the demonic spirits who once ruled the world?
The dramatic double-sized finale to "Destiny" defies expectation, and
will change the world of the Templar forever. Featuring a preview of
Volume Three and a cover by legendary artist MICHAEL GOLDEN!

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story JAMES STOKOE
art & cover JAMES STOKOE

MAY 12
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99
The story of Orc Stain continues, as the agents of the great Orc Tzar
finally catch up to One-Eye. Thousands of other one eyed orcs have been
gathered to an arena by the mysterious Beard, who is hellbent on
finding which of them is the key to unlocking the god organ.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN

MAY 5
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50
“DRAGON WAR,” Conclusion
The Dragon War comes its brutal, bloody end!

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story NICK SPENCER
art & cover by ADAM GEEN

MAY 26
32 PAGES /FC
$3.50
The mystery of the Shuddertown "Ghost" killings begins to take a brutal
toll on Homicide Detective Isaac Hernandez and those he loves. And just
as the line between the real and the supernatural begins to blur, in
his greatest hour of need– a trusted friend commits a deadly betrayal.
Nothing is what it seems in this dark tale of resurrection and revenge.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

MAY 12
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99
Living among the safe can make you soft.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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Posted originally: 2010-02-18 20:17:05

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