Image Comics December 2016 Solicitations
MOTOR CRUSH #1
(W) Brendan Fletcher & Various (A) Babs Tarr, Cameron Stewart (CA) Babs Tarr
The team behind the critically acclaimed revamp of Batgirl returns with an exciting sci-fi action-adventure series! By day, Domino Swift competes for fame and fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush.
ROCKSTARS #1 (MR)
(W) Joe Harris (A) Megan Hutchison (CA) Kim Hutchison
Fan-favorite JOE HARRIS (GREAT PACIFIC, The X-Files) and mega-talented newcomer MEGAN HUTCHISON deliver a new ongoing series exploring rock ‘n’ roll’s untold mysteries and secrets!
“NATIVITY IN BLACKLIGHT,” Part One
When a pattern of unsolved ‘groupie’ murders from the 1970s resumes in present-day Los Angeles, nobody makes the connection except Jackie Mayer, a rock nerd with a strange connection to music’s urban legends and lost history. Together with muckraking music writer Dorothy Buell, they soon uncover a vast conspiracy involving a legendary band, demonic possession, and sacrifices to the dark gods of rock.
BLACK SCIENCE #26 (MR)
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Matteo Scalera, Moreno DiNisio
New Story Arc
After years adrift in the chaotic Eververse, the McKay family finally reunites in their home dimension. But it’s far from the happy end they expected. To save all there is and ever will be, the Dimensionauts need to cut deeper into the Onion than ever before!
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
NEW STORY ARC
“ORBITAL MECHANICS” starts here, launching the bestselling series-with Eisner Award-winning art-into high gear. All the various factions hunting Tim-21 begin to converge, and explosive revelations are made as Tim, Telsa, and Quon escape the Machine Moon, but they may have doomed themselves and the Universe in doing so!
IMAGE FIRSTS DESCENDER #1 (O/A)
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
Our IMAGE FIRSTS editions reprint the first issues of some of our most popular series for only $1.00. Perfectly priced for new readers interested in trying out a new series or sampling the first chapters of some of our trade paperbacks at little to no risk, IMAGE FIRSTS are available year-round to order upon retailer request, and this month we’re adding eight new titles to our growing list of dollar comics that are always in stock!
DRIFTER #15 (MR)
(W) Ivan Brandon (A/CA) Nic Klein
NEW STORY ARC
Ghost Town is destroyed. The planet Ouro is coming apart at the seams. But even with the world breaking around him, all Abram Pollux can think of is revenge on the man named Bell Emmerich.
IMAGE FIRSTS EAST OF WEST #1 (O/A)
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Nick Dragotta
“OUT OF THE WASTELAND”
The things that divide us are stronger than the things that unite us. A Sci-Fi Western set in a dystopian America where all hope for the future rests in the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse…who just happen to be trying to kill the President of the United States.
One of the most exciting new books of the year, this is EAST OF WEST, a brand new, ongoing, monthly comic from the award-winning team of Marvel’s FF, JONATHAN HICKMAN and NICK DRAGOTTA.
PETER PANZERFAUST #25 (MR)
(W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A/CA) Tyler Jenkins
The grand finale of Peter’s journey and the one interview John Parsons has been building toward: Wendy Darling. The woman who knew Peter as no other reveals her secrets, and the mystery behind the man will finally be revealed. A double- sized issue of intrigue, love, and heroism, and a final goodbye to Peter Panzerfaust.
SHUTTER #25 (MR)
(W) Joe Keatinge (A/CA) Leila Del, Owen Gieni
SPECIAL TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY BRUNCH-RELATED CROSSOVER EVENT
A story twenty-five issues in the making! Kate Kristopher comes face-to-face with the force behind every single moment in SHUTTER thus far for a showdown unlike any other, including: the creation of the universe! The end of the universe! An explanation for all existence threatens to wipe out everything that ever was and only Kate can stop it!
PLUS: A brunch twenty-five years in the making! Kick off 2017’s Image Comics’ 25th anniversary as founding heroes including (but not limited to!) SAVAGE DRAGON, WITCHBLADE, GLORY, and SHADOWHAWK unite with INVINCIBLE and the cast of SHUTTER for what may prove to be the most delicious crossover event of all time! Don’t you dare miss the terrifying biscuits-and-gravy secret no one will see coming!
3 FLOYDS ALPHA KING #5 (OF 5) (MR)
(W) Nick Floyd, Brian Azzarello (A) Simon Bisley, Ryan Brown (CA) Simon Bisley
The first mini-series from 3 FLOYDS BREWING CO. concludes here. Brian Azzarello, Nick Floyd and Simon Bisley deliver a head-crushing, bottle-breaking, throne-overturning finale to satiate the appetites of comic and beer-fanatics alike. Will Brewer rescue CiCi and return to his dimension? Or is his story as ALPHA KING destined to continue? The answers in 3 FLOYDS: ALPHA KING #5!
AD AFTER DEATH BOOK 02 (OF 3)
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jeff Lemire
What if we found a cure for death? The second chapter of the haunting sci-fi epic by SCOTT SNYDER (WYTCHES, Batman, American Vampire) and JEFF LEMIRE (DESCENDER, Moon Knight, Sweet Tooth). Jonah Cooke is haunted by his long, long past, but will it be enough to push him to turn his back on eternal life? And who or what may be calling to him from the old world below the clouds?
DEMONIC #5 (OF 6) (MR)
(W) Christopher Sebela (A) Niko Walter, Dan Brown (CA) Dan Brown, Niko Walter
The trap is set. The streets of NY are now a gauntlet for Demonic to run. But Scott Graves didn’t sell his soul to be caught by cops. He has his own idea of justice, that doesn’t rely on the values of weak men.
(W) Zachary Kaplan (A/CA) Giovanni Timpano
Sun’s out and guns out! In the exciting, climactic issue, Cielo lies trapped by our mysterious killer, whom we’ve just learned holds a secret that may offer salvation to the world’s deadly sunlight. Will our disillusioned hero Bax rise to the occasion? Will he be able to save Cielo and take the killer alive?
FRONTIER #2 (MR)
(W/A/CA) Jonathan Hickman
THEY WANT US BACK
The Frontier calls for the lost sons and daughters of humanity to return to the stars, but will they be willing to pay the necessary price?
FUSE #24 (MR)
(W) Antony Johnston (A/CA) Justin Greenwood, Shari Chankhamma
“CONSTANT ORBITAL REVOLUTIONS,” Conclusion
The FLF terrorists are determined to have their day! Klem and Ralph are both caught in the crossfire, but in very different ways. As retirement beckons to Klem, is this the end of the line for the MCPD’s finest?
“Sharply written and drawn, with deft insight into the trappings of celebrity culture, GLITTERBOMB just might be the ultimate Hollywood horror story.”
-Karen Berger (Founder of DC’s Vertigo Imprint)
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Ryan Ottley, Jean-Francois Beaulieu (CA) Ryan Ottley, Dave McCaig
“THE END OF ALL THINGS,” Part Two
Mark Grayson is torn between two worlds as events build to an epic confrontation between the Coalition of Planets and Thragg’s New Viltrumite Empire! We continue our march to INVINCIBLE’s conclusion.
INVISIBLE REPUBLIC #14 (MR)
(W) Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko (A) Gabriel Hardman, Jordan Boyd (CA) Gabriel Hardman
Is Maia Reveron poised to take the mantle of her dictator cousin by using his murderous tactics?
LAKE OF FIRE #5(MR)
(W) Nathan Fairbairn (A) Matt Smith, Nathan Fairbairn (CA) Nathan Fairbairn, Matt Smith, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Jason Fischer
Crusaders and heretics stand together in a battle for salvation and survival against demonic visitors from beyond the stars in this, the terrifying and devastating finale of LAKE OF FIRE.
MAYDAY #2 (OF 5) (MR)
(W) Alex De Campi (A) Tony Parker, Blond (CA) Tony Parker
Heat, dust, and blood, as Soviet agents Codename: Felix and Codename: Rose’s standoff with the FBI explodes into violence at a Palm Springs gas station.
MOONSHINE #3 (MR)
(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Eduardo Risso (CA) Jock
“MOONSHINE,” Part Three
Gangster Lou Pirlo’s mission to Appalachia isn’t going as well as planned, so his NYC boss sends him some help in the form of three rival gangsters. Meanwhile, the only “help” Lou really wants is from the mysterious, but likely deadly, Delia.
NO MERCY #12 (MR)
(W) Alex De Campi (A) Carla Speed McNeil, Jenn Manley Lee (CA) Carla Speed McNeil
“ENDLESS SUMMER,” Part Three
Tiffani can now add “negotiating black-market arms deals” to her summer resumé.
REBORN #3 (MR)
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Greg Capullo
MILLAR & CAPULLO’s epic sci-fi fantasy story continues. Bonnie is captured by Dark Lands gangsters during her quest to find her missing husband-gangsters who will deliver her to evil General Frost and his boss, Lord Golgotha. But just as all hope seems lost, Bonnie’s warrior powers start kicking in.
REVIVAL #45 (MR)
(W) Tim Seeley (A) Mike Norton, Mark Englert (CA) Jenny Frison
Armies of the living and the dead amass at Silvercreek. The REVIVAL saga marches to its end, and not everyone will make it!
ROMULUS #3 (MR)
(W) Bryan Hill (A/CA) Nelson Blake
CAN THE ILLUMINATI BE TRUSTED?
Ashlar doesn’t know, but joining them is the only way she can become strong enough to save Nicholas from The Order of Romulus…
SEVEN TO ETERNITY #4
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Jerome Opena, Matt Hollingsworth
With the lives of their loved ones on the line, can the last of the Mosak decline the Mud King’s offer to save them?
SNOWFALL #8 (MR)
(W) Joe Harris (A/CA) Martin Morazzo
“THE COLDEST WAR,” Part Three
The Cooperative makes Dr. August Reasons an offer he can hardly refuse. With the nation hanging in the balance, can the White Wizard be redeemed? Should he be?
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #16 CVR A CLOONAN (MR)
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Jason Latour (CA) Becky Cloonan
“GUT CHECK,” Part Two
Things get bloody as Coach Boss is forced to expand his criminal dealings to keep control of the football season.
SPAWN #270 CVR A SHANYAR (MR)
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Todd McFarlane, Various (CA) Faraz Shanyar
Al comes face to face with the underbelly of the drug world as it touches the lives closest to him.
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #20 (MR)
(W/A/CA) David Lapham
When the mob threatens her mom’s life, Beth makes the most absolutely, completely, and totally awful decision of her life…She tries to help.
SURGEON X #4 (MR)
(W) Sara Kenney (A/CA) John Watkiss
“BLOOD, SWEAT, AND FEARS,” Part Four
After a flesh-eating disease rampages through a university dorm, Rosa’s medical decisions are tested. Meanwhile, more secrets about her mother’s past are revealed, and a strange old scientist who may be the link to the mysterious Hippocrates could be the key to it all.
WICKED & DIVINE #24 (MR)
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Jamie McKelvie & Various (CA) Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson
“IMPERIAL PHASE (I),” Part Two
It’s January 1st. Happy New Year. For a WicDiv-ian value of happy.
BEOWULF HC (MR)
(W) Santiago García (A/CA) David Rubin
SANTIAGO GARCÍA and DAVID RUBÍN unite to bring forward the myth of Beowulf, which has endured for a thousand years and inspired an epic poem of the same name, become a foundational piece of English literature, and inspired generations of authors, from Tolkien to Hollywood screenwriters.
BEOWULF tells of the tale of a Scandinavian hero in lands that would become what is now Denmark and Sweden: A monster, Grendel, has arrived in the kingdom of the Danes, devouring its men and women for 12 years until Beowulf arrives to save them.
GARCÍA and RUBÍN faithfully follow the original story for a new version that is neither revisionist nor postmodern, but captures the tone and important details of the poem, translating its potent, epic resonance and melancholy into a contemporary comic that isn’t standard swords and sorcery or heroic fantasy fare, but rather an ancient story with a modern perspective that remains respectful of the source material.
EDENS FALL GN
(W) Matt Hawkins, Bryan Hill (A) Antonio Rojo (CA) Rahsan Ekedal
Top Cow combines three of its most provocative titles (THINK TANK, THE TITHE, POSTAL) in an unflinching fable of revenge and consequence. FBI Agent James Miller (THE TITHE) follows a sociopath into the off-the-grid town of Eden, Wyoming, on a personal mission of vengeance. The price of this vigilante justice will be paid in blood, and both Eden and James Miller will never be the same.
MIDNIGHT OF THE SOUL TP VOL 01 (MR)
(W) Howard Chaykin (A) Howard Chaykin, Aburtov (CA) Aburtov, Howard Chaykin
Joel Breakstone, a GI liberator of Buchenwald and brutally damaged goods, follows a path of vengeance that leads to redemption in a violent journey into his own heart of darkness-in a spiritual adventure from comics’ contemporary master of crime and punishment, HOWARD CHAYKIN.
A love letter to mod and scooter culture, SCOOTER GIRL is the story of Ashton Archer, the Vespa-riding, swanky suit-wearing man about town who has it all. That is, until lightning strikes when the girl of his dreams motors right past him on her Lambretta, causing him to lose it all. Convinced that her presence and antagonization has ruined his life, Ashton sets out to end the black curse put upon him by any means necessary.
THROWAWAYS TP VOL 01
(W) Caitlin Kittredge (A) Steven Sanders (CA) Maiko Kuzunishi
Abby Palmer and Dean Logan are two broken people with one thing in common: they’re both victims of a brutal government mind control experiment-and they’re the only two who escaped alive. When the program finds them again, they become the other’s only chance to survive. The program gifted them both with abilities beyond a normal human’s imagination-and as Dean and Abby realize what was done to them, they’re determined to use those abilities to destroy the program and its sinister architect, Dr. Elizabeth Ostrander, once and for all.
BEAUTY TP VOL 02 (MR)
(W) Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley (A) Mike Huddleston & Various (CA) Jeremy Haun, John Rauch
After the shocking events of Issue 6, we’re introduced to Timo, Ezerae, and a host of new characters, as well as your favorites from the first arc, to further explore a dark and demented world tainted by THE BEAUTY, where perfection is a fatal disease, and not everyone wants a cure.
BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 05 TRUE ATONEMENT (MR)
(W) Rick Remender (A) Matteo Scalera, Moreno DiNisio (CA) Matteo Scalera
Grant McKay attempts to rescue his team from the evil of the Withering Woods, but his presence threatens to unravel a peace treaty between the world’s gods and cost his daughter a hard earned happiness. The Dimensionauts’ long jaunt through alternative realities is finally leading them back home, but what will it take to get there? More importantly, what has happened while they were gone?
The pulp sci-fi smash hit by RICK REMENDER & MATTEO SCALERA ramps up the stakes and the tension for its most exciting arc yet with a finale that will finally demonstrate the true damage the Pillar has wrought. Was Kadir right all along?
I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 02 FLUFF MY LIFE
(W/A/CA) Skottie Young
All hail Gertrude, the new Queen of Fairyland. After thirty years of wreaking havoc across this magical world to find her way back home, she must now overcome her biggest challenge yet…ruling the place she hates most. Join Gert as she continues her never-ending quest to get the FLUFF out of Fairyland.
INVINCIBLE TP VOL 23
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Cory Walker (CA) Nathan Fairbairn
Mark has returned from the past…to a very different future. Now he has to pick up the pieces of his life and try to put them back together. INVINCIBLE co-creator CORY WALKER returns to the book to set the stage for the next chapter of Invincible’s life!
MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 04 SASQUATCH
(W) Chris Dingess (A/CA) Matthew Roberts & Various
Lewis & Clark didn’t lead the first expedition west…nor were they the first to encounter the BIGGEST mammal in all the land: SASQUATCH! Many have claimed to have seen this legendary creature…now join the men who made first contact!
POSTAL TP VOL 04 (MR)
(W) Bryan Hill (A/CA) Isaac Goodhart
Does everyone deserve redemption? As the FBI tightens its noose around Eden, Mark and his mother Laura must either choose to let one of their own suffer at the hands of revenge, or help him take a stand against his enemies…the Aryan Brotherhood.
RUMBLE TP VOL 03 IMMORTAL COIL (MR)
(W) John Arcudi (A) James Harren, Dave Stewart (CA) James Harren
The bizarre “resurrection” of Bobby’s mother is just the first puzzle to be solved in the weirdest arc of RUMBLE yet. And Rathraq? The remains of the once mighty warrior god are alive again-possessed by the soul of an angry, vengeful demon! Now Rathraq has to decide if he should fight against his own living corpse-or alongside it.
This 160-page trade marks the third chapter of a unique urban fantasy by the killer team of JOHN ARCUDI and JAMES HARREN, and is jam-packed with extras including many pinups and variant covers by the very best artists in the business!
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