Image Comics Solicitations for June 2016
MIDNIGHT OF THE SOUL #1 (OF 5) – GEM OF THE MONTH STORY / ART / COVER: HOWARD CHAYKIN JUNE 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50 It’s 1950, and Joel Breakstone, former GI and liberator of Auschwitz, is seriously damaged goods. He hasn’t exhaled a sober breath in five years — until the sheltered life he’s created for himself unravels and he begins the long night that will change his life forever.
SHE WOLF #1 STORY / ART / COVER: RICH TOMMASO JUNE 22 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 SHE WOLF is a surreal exploration in horror as the story follows a teenage girl who believes she’s been bitten by a savage werewolf. Soon after she begins to experience feverish nightmares that seamlessly bleed into her everyday reality.
IMAGE GIANT-SIZED ARTIST’S PROOF EDITION: INJECTION #1 STORY: WARREN ELLIS ART / COVER: DECLAN SHALVEY JUNE 29 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $24.99 The all-new IMAGE GIANT-SIZED ARTIST’S PROOF EDITION series presents special artistic achievements in their raw form in an oversized format. DECLAN SHALVEY’s atmospheric line art from INJECTION #1 is presented in glorious black-and-white inks with ink-washes at 11″ X 17″. Also includes a full size cover gallery.
BIRTHRIGHT #16 STORY: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON ART / COVER: ANDREI BRESSAN & ADRIANO LUCAS JUNE 8 / 32 PAGES/ FC / T+ / $2.99 NEW STORY ARC A lost member of the Rhodes family returns… but can they recover from the damage already done?
CASANOVA: ACEDIA #5 STORY: MATT FRACTION & MICHAEL CHABON ART / COVER: FÁBIO MOON & GABRIEL BÁ JUNE 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 NEW STORY ARC The world-melting CASANOVA returns. Casanova Quinn doesn’t remember who he is or how he got here — the only thing he knows is an awful lot of people want him dead and the world might be ending. Psychedelic, sexy, and surreal science-fiction the way only comics can do it. OFFERED AGAIN CASANOVA, VOL. 1-3 HC CASANOVA: ACEDIA, VOL. 1 TP
DESCENDER #12 STORY: JEFF LEMIRE ART / COVER: DUSTIN NGUYEN JUNE 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99 NEW STORY ARC Critically-acclaimed, best-selling DESCENDER is back with “SINGULARITIES,” its next exciting arc. Learn the terrible secret origin of the vicious doppelgänger Tim-22 and what secrets shaped him into a monster.
HEAD LOPPER #4 STORY / ART / COVER A: ANDREW MacLEAN COVER B: GABRIEL BÁ JUNE 8 / 56 PAGES / FC / T+ / $5.99 At long last, Norgal and Agatha face off against the demigod-sorcerer Barra, who proves to be much more able than his frail frame implies. Meanwhile, Lulach approaches with an entire army at his back, but does he come in support or opposition of Barra’s cause?
I HATE FAIRYLAND #6 STORY / ART / COVER A & EXPLICIT COVER B: SKOTTIE YOUNG JUNE 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50 NEW STORY ARC The hit comedy I HATE FAIRYLAND is back for a second round of adventure. What will become of Fairyland as Gert is crowned the new queen and how will that affect her thirty-year quest to return home?
LAZARUS #22 STORY: GREG RUCKA ART / COVER: MICHAEL LARK JUNE 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 NEW STORY ARC “CULL,” Part One There are fifteen families fighting to control the world. That’s fourteen too many. The time has come for the cull.
PAPER GIRLS #6 STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN ART / COVER: CLIFF CHIANG COLORS: MATT WILSON JUNE 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99 NEW STORY ARC! The smash-hit ongoing series returns with a bold new direction, as Erin, Mac, and Tiffany find themselves launched from 1988 to a distant and terrifying future.
RUMBLE #11 STORY: JOHN ARCUDI ART: JAMES HARREN & DAVE STEWART COVER A: JAMES HARREN COVER B: ANDREW MacLEAN JUNE 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50 NEW STORY ARC RUMBLE returns for its third arc! Bobby and Rathraq learn that life and death aren’t what they used to be!
THIEF OF THIEVES #32 STORY: ANDY DIGGLE ART / COVER: SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & ADRIANO LUCAS JUNE 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99 NEW STORY ARC Conrad has been the undisputed thief of thieves throughout the world… until now. Who are his rivals? Does he have what it takes to outfox them in his most thrilling heist yet?
SYMMETRY #5 STORY: MATT HAWKINS ART / COVERS A & B: RAFFAELE IENCO JUNE 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99 NEW STORY ARC Twenty years later, the child of Michael and Maricela is alone, apart, and different from every other human on the planet. She works with the artificial intelligence to try and create real, lasting change.
3 FLOYDS: ALPHA KING #2 (OF 5) STORY: BRIAN AZZARELLO & NICK FLOYD ART: SIMON BISLEY & RYAN BROWN COVER: SIMON BISLEY JUNE 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 Transformed with raw power, Alpha King sets off with War Mullet on a quest to recover his beloved CiCi from the decrepit hands of the Rice King. Their first dance with She-Wolf and Arctic Panzer Wolf could be his last tango — or the bar fight to end all bar fights!
ALOHA, HAWAIIAN DICK #3 (OF 5) STORY: B. CLAY MOORE ART: JACOB WYATT COVER: SEAN DOVE JUNE 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99 The Byrd brothers are reunited, the FBI is closing in, and Mo and Kahami have dinner. Meanwhile, a figure from the past begins to exact bloody revenge on those who’ve wronged him, which puts Byrd and company squarely in his sights.
THE BEAUTY #8 STORY: JEREMY HAUN & JASON A. HURLEY ART: BRETT WELDELE COVER A: JEREMY HAUN COVER B: MEGHAN HETRICK JUNE 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 Ezerae’s entire life has been about change. Can she find happiness in the world of The Beauty?
BLACK ROAD #3 STORY: BRIAN WOOD ART: GARRY BROWN & DAVE McCAIG COVER: GARRY BROWN JUNE 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 The secret on the Norsk coastline starts to reveal itself, and out come the wolves. Literally.
CIRCUIT-BREAKER #4 (OF 5) STORY: KEVIN McCARTHY ART / COVER: KYLE BAKER JUNE 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99 Armed with a new, uh, arm, Chiren does battle with her most fearsome opponent yet: an otaku vending machine that dispenses death.
CRY HAVOC #6 STORY: SIMON SPURRIER ART: RYAN KELLY COVER A: RYAN KELLY & EMMA PRICE COVER B: SEAN PHILLIPS JUNE 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 END OF STORY ARC A climactic battle for the folked-up future with fang-gnashing throat-ripping bulletstorm insanity.
THE DISCIPLINE #4 STORY: PETER MILLIGAN ART / COVER: LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ JUNE 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99 As the war between the secret society known as the Discipline and the race of weird creatures called Stalkers intensifies, Melissa and Orlando must hatch a scheme that they hope will save them both.
DRIFTER #12 STORY: IVAN BRANDON ART / COVER A: NIC KLEIN COVER B: DEVMALYA PRAMANIK JUNE 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50 Just as Ghost Town teeters on the brink of war the man called Emmerich comes in from the cold.
EMPTY ZONE #9 STORY: JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER & DARRAGH SAVAGE ART: JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER & LUIS NCT COVER: JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER JUNE 29 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 “INDUSTRIAL SMILE,” Part Four Scientific monstrosities, tortured souls, high explosives, and currywurst. Corinne & Hank’s Berlin adventure continues.
FASTER THAN LIGHT #7 STORY / ART / COVER: BRIAN HABERLIN JUNE 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99 Captain Forest is feeling the sharks nipping at his heels as The Council wants him out as commander of the Discovery. New revelations are discovered about the true origin of “The Signal.”
THE FIX #3 STORY: NICK SPENCER ART / COVER: STEVE LIEBER JUNE 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 Roy moonlights as private security for a superstar actress. Superior Foes of Spider-Man-style hilarity from the team that brought you, um, Superior Foes of Spider-Man. We are nothing if not consistent!
GRIZZLY SHARK #3: GRIZZLY SHARK VS. SEA BEAR STORY: RYAN OTTLEY ART: RYAN OTTLEY & IVAN PLASCENCIA COVER: RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA JUNE 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 MINISERIES CONCLUSION The grand finale of the three-part trilogy. You will now know who would win between a shark and a bear! Plus, the humans that survived the all-out WAR!
INVINCIBLE #129 STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN ART: CORY WALKER & NATHAN FAIRBAIRN COVER: RYAN OTTLEY & JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU JUNE 15 / 24 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99 CORY WALKER’s epic stint as artist continues! Thragg is making moves, conquering more worlds as he rebuilds the Viltrum Empire. Meanwhile, Mark, Eve, and Terra take a trip to Earth to visit Grandma and Grandpa.
ISLAND #8 STORY / ART: JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS, SIMON ROY & BRANDON GRAHAM COVER: SIMON ROY JUNE 8 / 72 PAGES / FC / T+ / $7.99 JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS (SHELTERED) makes his début, writing for his own art in “FIREBUG.” SIMON ROY returns with tribal conflicts within an O’Neill cylinder in “HABITAT.” LOW #15 STORY: RICK REMENDER ART / COVER: GREG TOCCHINI & DAVE McCAIG JUNE 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 END OF STORY ARC “SHORE OF THE DYING LIGHT,” Finale With the world burning around them, the Caine women must decide the fate of humanity once and for all.
MANIFEST DESTINY #20 STORY: CHRIS DINGESS ART / COVER: MATTHEW ROBERTS, TONY AKINS & OWEN GIENI JUNE 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99 “SASQUATCH,” Part Two Many have claimed to have seen the Sasquatch… now join the men who made first contact!
NAILBITER #22 STORY: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON ART / COVER: MIKE HENDERSON JUNE 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99 “BOUND BY BLOOD,” Part Two Everyone thinks that Alice is the newest serial killer in Buckaroo! Can she outrun her deadly stalkers?!
PENCIL HEAD #5 (OF 5) STORY / ART / COVER: TED McKEEVER JUNE 15 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99 MINISERIES CONCLUSION This final issue finds Poodwaddle spiraling into comic-industry chaos as he faces his most daunting challenge yet… being a guest at a comic convention.
POWER LINES #4 (OF 6) STORY / ART / COVER: JIMMIE ROBINSON JUNE 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50 “RIOT CONTROL” The death of a citizen in the poor district of Richmond sets the community on edge. If the local heroes don’t set aside their differences and work together, they could find themselves caught in the crossfire between the National Guard and a race riot.
PROPHET: EARTH WAR #6 (OF 6) STORY: BRANDON GRAHAM & SIMON ROY ART: GRIM WILKINS, GIANNIS MILONOGIANNIS & SIMON ROY COVER: BRANDON GRAHAM JUNE 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99 MINISERIES CONCLUSION The final issue of the far-future, science-fiction clone epic.
RENATO JONES: THE ONE% #2 STORY / ART / COVER: KAARE KYLE ANDREWS JUNE 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 In the second issue of the most dangerous comic on the planet: outtrumps, oligarchies, and orgies, oh my!
REVIVAL #41 STORY: TIM SEELEY ART: MIKE NORTON COVER: JENNY FRISON JUNE 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 Absolute chaos erupts as angry souls turn the quarantine zone against the military. Em and Dana are closing in on Em’s murderer, but General Cale’s assassin stands in their way.
ROCHE LIMIT: MONADIC #4 (OF 4) STORY: MICHAEL MORECI ART / COVER: KYLE CHARLES JUNE 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 MINISERIES CONCLUSION This final issue of ROCHE LIMIT brings the acclaimed, existential, mind-bending saga to a close. But not before some crazy sh*t goes down! Can humanity be saved and the Black Sun stopped once and for all?
SAINTS #9 (OF 9) STORY: SEAN LEWIS ART / COVER: BENJAMIN MACKEY JUNE 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99 MINISERIES CONCLUSION The last issue of the acclaimed biblical series. As the holy war rages on and friends are lost, Blaise and Lucy come face-to-face with the angel Michael before God in a mythical ending for the ages!
SNOWFALL #5 STORY: JOE HARRIS ART / COVER: MARTÍN MORAZZO JUNE 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 “BRANCHES FROM A SINGLE POINT,” Conclusion The White Wizard has reached “Saved New York City,” the seat of Hazeltyne’s power. If he wants to succeed where previous efforts to topple the Cooperative failed, he’ll need allies… only his definition of “need” differs significantly from theirs!
SONS OF THE DEVIL #8 STORY: BRIAN BUCCELLATO ART / COVER: TONI INFANTE JUNE 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 “LIARS AND THIEVES” Another death sends Travis on the hunt for answers, but the search takes him to an unexpected place.
SPAWN #265 STORY: TODD McFARLANE & ERIK LARSEN ART: ERIK LARSEN & TODD McFARLANE COVER: ERIK LARSEN JUNE 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99 Introducing a new villain to the SPAWN mythos as someone joins SPAWN’s villainous rogue gallery.
STRAY BULLETS: SUNSHINE & ROSES #16 STORY / ART / COVER: DAVID LAPHAM JUNE 15 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99 As Orson, Beth, and Nina try to figure out how to get away from Kretchmeyer, the connection between an unwanted stowaway and a strange motel clerk may prove even more deadly.
THINK TANK: CREATIVE DESTRUCTION #3 STORY: MATT HAWKINS ART / COVER: RAHSAN EKEDAL JUNE 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99 Cyber-terrorists attack Hong Kong! Chinese drones are hacked and attack a Russian base! More importantly, David and Mirra break up!
TOKYO GHOST #8 STORY: RICK REMENDER ART / COVER A: SEAN GORDON MURPHY & MATT HOLLINGSWORTH COVER B: ANDREW ROBINSON JUNE 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 The Tokyo Ghost has come for Davey Trauma… but Constable Led Dent stands in the way.
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #20 STORY: KIERON GILLEN ART / COVER A: JAMIE McKELVIE & MATT WILSON COVER B: JENNY FRISON JUNE 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50 “RISING ACTION,” Part Three So… why is Laura still alive anyway?
I HATE FAIRYLAND COLORING BOOK TP ART: SKOTTIE YOUNG JUNE 1 / 64 PAGES / BW / T / $12.99 Grab your colored pencils and contribute your own creativity to the irreverent Adventure Time meets Alice in Wonderland-style epic featuring Gert — a six-year-old girl who has been stuck in the magical world of Fairyland for thirty years and will hack and slash her way through anything to get home.
ADVENTURES IN THE RIFLE BRIGADE TP STORY: GARTH ENNIS ART / COVER: CARLOS EZQUERRA JULY 6 / 144 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99 WORLD WAR TWO WAS NEVER LIKE THIS Determined to win the war on their own, the Rifle Brigade are Britain’s top commando unit — skilled, deadly, and with no more grip on reality than absolutely necessary. First, the team are required on a job so crucial, so deadly, so utterly top secret that even they don’t know what it is. Then, in “Operation Bollock,” our heroes are set to track down a famously missing part of the Fuhrer’s anatomy — determined to wrench the missing gonad from the hands of their oldest enemy.
BLUE MONDAY, VOL. 1: THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT TP STORY / ART / COVER: CHYNNA CLUGSTON FLORES JULY 27 / 136 PAGES / FC / T / $9.99 Experience the Pepsi-fueled misadventures of Bleu L. Finnegan, comics’ favorite blue-haired, Buster Keaton-obsessed, Adam Ant-worshipping teenager from the very beginning! Featuring an introduction from KIERON GILLEN (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), this volume collects the original miniseries as well as early short stories and more.
CARBON GREY OMNIBUS COLLECTION TP STORY: PAUL GARDNER & HOANG NGUYEN ART: KHARI EVANS, HOANG NGUYEN & KINSUN LOH COVER: HOANG NGUYEN, KHARI EVANS & KINSUN LOH JUNE 1 / 304 PAGES / FC / T+ $24.99 “LEGEND OF THE GREYS” The Sisters Grey are warriors, sworn to protect their Kaiser. But as a great war rages, the Kaiser is found dead, and one sister — Giselle Grey — is accused of his murder. Pursued by enemies, Giselle must unravel the prophecy of the Carbon Grey — before history itself unravels. This collection includes all three volumes of the epic saga, stories from CARBON GREY: ORIGINS, and a new ten-page prologue.
CITIZEN JACK TP STORY: SAM HUMPHRIES ART / COVER: TOMMY PATTERSON JULY 27 / 168 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99 A scandal-plagued, small-town politician named Jack should in no way be president. But he’s got a secret weapon: Marlinspike, a malevolent demon of high ambitions. Together, they’re running for president in an outrageous campaign that America will never forget! Collects CITIZEN JACK #1-6
HUCK, VOL. 1 TP STORY: MARK MILLAR ART / COVER: RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE JULY 20 / 160 PAGES / FC / T / $14.99 In a quiet seaside town, a gas station clerk named Huck secretly uses his special gifts to do a good deed each day. When his story leaks, a media firestorm erupts, bringing him uninvited fame. As pieces of Huck’s past begin to resurface, it’s no longer clear who his friends are — or whose lives may be in danger. Collects HUCK #1-6
MONSTRESS, VOL. 1 TP STORY: MARJORIE LIU ART / COVER: SANA TAKEDA JULY 13 / 192 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99 Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both. Entertainment Weekly praised MONSTRESS as “one of Image Comics’ most imaginative and daring new series” and dubbed it the “Best New Original Series” in their year-end “Best Comics of 2015” list. Collects MONSTRESS #1-6
SPAWN: SATAN SAGA WARS TP STORY: TODD McFARLANE & ERIK LARSEN ART: ERIK LARSEN, TODD McFARLANE & JONBOY JUNE 15 / 184 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99 The triumphant return of the original Spawn, Al Simmons. Al is back and faces his biggest challenge yet… saving the woman he loves from the clutches of Satan himself. Collects SPAWN #256-262
FOUR EYES, VOL. 2: HEARTS OF FIRE TP STORY: JOE KELLY ART / COVER: MAX FIUMARA JULY 20 / 104 PAGES / FC / M / $12.99 Set in depression-era New York, Enrico Savarese has adopted a four-eyed dragon, the runt of the litter, to train for battle in an illegal underground “sporting syndicate.” Enrico’s dedication is tested when he is forced to fight a brutal match no one is ready for. Collects FOUR EYES #1-4
INJECTION, VOL. 2 TP/ STORY: WARREN ELLIS ART / COVER: DECLAN SHALVEY & JORDIE BELLAIRE JULY 13 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99 Consulting detective Vivek Headland tackles a case involving a stolen ghost, but when human deli meat causes him to call for help the details of his investigation reveal a new battleground between humanity and The Injection. Collects INJECTION #6-10
THE LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE TP STORY: JUSTIN JORDAN ART: TRADD MOORE & FELIPE SOBREIRO JULY 6 / 184 PAGES / FC / M / $17.99 The LUTHER STRODE Saga ends here. Luther and Petra are on the road that will lead them to the final confrontation with Cain, the first murderer and architect of Luther’s pain. Collects THE LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE #1-6
VELVET, VOL.3 TP STORY: ED BRUBAKER ART: STEVE EPTING & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER JULY 20 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99 The strands of the mystery finally bring Velvet back home to the US, and to Washington, D.C. no less, for an explosive finale. Collects VELVET #11-15 OUTCAST T-SHIRT Unisex S-XL: $22 2XL-3XL: $25 OUTCAST BY ROBERT KIRKMAN AND PAUL AZACETA is coming to Cinemax. Show you’re ahead of the pack with this Outcast show logo shirt. McFARLANE TOYS: FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S 8-BIT BUILDABLE FIGURES Assorted case pack info: Standard 24-piece PDQ. Call local retailer for pricing. Standard solid pack info: Standard 24-piece PDQ. Refer to individual item codes when ordering. 12041-7: FREDDY FAZBEAR 12042-2: BONNIE 12043-1: CHICA 12044-8: FOXY 14045-5: PURPLE GUY 12046-2: PUPPET 12047-9: MANGLE