Image Comics has released the cover images and solicitation text for items shipping in October 2006.
ant_10_600.jpgANT #10 story by MARIO GULLY
art & cover by MARIO GULLY

Can Hannah get her groove back? The urban hero focuses on putting the pieces back to her shattered life, Literality! In this issue, Gadget man takes on the daunting task of attaching Hannah’s arm back on. His plan is to convince THE SAVAGE DRAGON to donate his blood for a transfusion to pass on his healing abilities to Hannah. Can this work? HELL NO!!!
32 pg – FC – $2.99

bombqueen2_01_600.jpgBOMB QUEEN VOL. 2 #1 written by JIMMIE ROBINSON
art & cover by JIMMIE ROBINSON
“QUEEN OF HEARTS,” Part One

Bomb Queen is back! The super-popular series returns, wilder and sexier than ever! Bomb Queen falls for a mysterious man who finally satisfies her sex-crazed lust. But Bomb Queen must get her head out the clouds and her legs back together, because naturally, all is not what it seems!
32 pg – FC – $3.50
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

casanova_05_600.jpgCASANOVA #5 story by MATT FRACTION
art & cover by GABRIEL BA

Coldheart Island: home to the last tribe of pre-Neolithic man on Earth. International law shields it. Strange weather protects it. Every attempt at contact the modern world makes gets rebuffed… violently. Yet hidden on the island somewhere, somehow is Casanova Quinn’s newest target.
24 pg – 2C – $1.99
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

crossbronx_02_600.jpgTHE CROSS BRONX #2 story by MICHAEL AVON OEMING & IVAN BRANDON
art & cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON

After a mysterious series of slayings, Detective Aponte is lead into darker and stranger paths of the supernatural as the ghostly killer strikes again in the heart of the Bronx.
THIS ISSUE FEATURES A CHASE, A CURSE, A GUN AND LOTS OF BLOOD. PLUS 30% MORE STORY AT THE SAME PRICE!
32 pg – FC – $2.99
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

elephantmen_04_600.jpgelephantmen_04variant_600.jpgELEPHANTMEN #4 story by RICHARD STARKINGS
art by TOM SCIOLI
cover LADRÖNN
flip cover BRIAN BOLLAND

“HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, WOUNDED ANIMALS”
As Hip Flask and Ebony Hide recover from their injuries, Miki stops by with a bunch of grapes and learns about Tusk and the torturous world of MAPPO.
32 pg – FC – $2.99

fearagent_10_600.jpgFEAR AGENT #10 story by RICK REMENDER
art by JEROME OPENA
cover by TONY MOORE

Heath manages to convince Mara to help him as he attempts to restore life on his home world. However, they soon discover grudges of the past will not lie, the Dressites are returning to finish the job they failed – they are returning to exterminate all life on Earth.
32 pg – FC – $2.99

frankcho_women_tp_600.jpgFRANK CHO WOMEN: SELECTED DRAWINGS AND ILLUSTRATIONS TP written by FRANK CHO
art & cover by FRANK CHO

From FRANK CHO, the award-winning creator of LIBERTY MEADOWS and ZOMBIE KING, comes FRANK CHO WOMEN: SELECTED DRAWINGS AND ILLUSTRATIONS. This 128-page collection will showcase FRANK CHO’s past and present illustrations and you will see why he’s considered one of the top modern masters of the female form.
112 pg – BW – $14.99
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

girls_18_600.jpgGIRLS #18 story by JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover by JONATHAN LUNA

If you build it, they will come.
32 pg – FC – $2.99
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

godland_13_650.jpggodland_13variant_600.jpgGODLAND #13 written by JOE CASEY
art by TOM SCIOLI
cover A TOM SCIOLI & RICHARD STARKINGS
cover B KEITH GIFFEN & ERIK LARSEN
*** SPECIAL 50/50 VARIANT COVER SPLIT ***

BOOK THIRTEEN: JAILED IN REALITY Z
The cosmic superhero epic of our time returns for Year Two! COMMANDER ADAM ARCHER and the mysterious NEVER are flung headlong into the psychedelic landscape of a surreal new reality. What they find there will shock and surprise new and old readers alike! Don’t miss this unforgettable turning point in the life of humanity’s emissary to the stars!
GØDLAND IS BACK FOR THE ATTACK!
32 pg – FC – $2.99

hawaiiandick_resort_600.jpgHAWAIIAN DICK, VOL. 2: THE LAST RESORT TP story by B. CLAY MOORE
art by STEVEN GRIFFIN & NICK DERINGTON
cover by STEVEN GRIFFIN

The multiple Eisner-nominated series collected at last! In the second HAWAIIAN DICK collection, it’s gangsters, guns and ghosts as Byrd finds himself caught between warring gangs in a beautiful Hawaiian bay turned red with blood. Hailed by everyone from Entertainment Weekly to Publisher’s Weekly, and being developed as a major motion picture by New Line Cinema!
144 pg – FC – $14.99

impaler_01_600.jpgIMPALER #1 (of 4) story by WILLIAM HARMS
art & cover by NICK POSTIC & NICK MARINKOVICH

One of the worst blizzards in history cripples New York City in one fell swoop. But the blinding cold and snow are the least of the city’s worries. For aboard a drifting cargo ship stirs an unfathomable evil that will unleash a horror the likes of which the world has never seen.
And in two nights, New York City will be no more…
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES!
32 pg – FC – $2.99

invincible_37_600.jpgINVINCIBLE #37 story by ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover by RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

Months ago, astronaut Rus Livingston was abandoned on Mars. He has been taken over by a parasitic race of aliens who need a host to link their minds as one. With their minds now linked – they are turning their attention to EARTH. Invincible is the only thing that stands in their way!
32 pg – FC – $2.99

lastchristmas_03.jpgTHE LAST CHRISTMAS #5 (of 5) written by GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN
art by RICK REMENDER & HILARY BARTA
cover by KIERON DWYER

“IT’S A WONDERFUL DEATH”
Will Christmas return to mankind? Will Santa save the Kid? Santa, the Elves and Gary the Snowman finish the fight. It’s the final chapter in this sure-to-be-classic holiday tale.
32 pg – FC – $2.99

negativeburn_06_600.jpgNEGATIVE BURN #6 by BRIAN BOLLAND, EVAN DORKIN, JAMES FLETCHER, NATHAN MASSENGILL, RON MCCAIN, JAMES PEATY, MIKE PERKINS, GARY REED, BEN SIMMONS, BRIAN STELFREEZE & ERIC STEPHENSON cover by KEN MEYER, JR.

The Eagle, Eisner and Harvey Award nominated anthology returns this month with yet another issue packed with today’s top creators and tomorrow’s brightest talents. Each issue is a smorgasbord of tales sure to appeal to all tastes.
64 pg – BW – $5.99
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

noblecauses_25_600.jpgNOBLE CAUSES #25 story by JAY FAERBER
art by JON BOSCO, FRAN BUENO, IAN RICHARDSON & MORE
cover by KHARY RANDOLPH
sketch incentive variant cover by MIKE WIERINGO

In this double-sized anniversary issue, artists from the series’ past, present and future each contribute a glimpse into the Noble family’s future as one of the Nobles ricochets through time.
48 pg – FC – $4.99

oct_04_600.jpgOCCULT CRIMES TASKFORCE #4 (of 4) story by DAVID ATCHISON w/ ROSARIO DAWSON
art & cover by TONY SHASTEEN

Manhattan is on the verge of supernatural chaos! The Soul Ripper stands revealed, but knowing the killer’s identity may not be enough to stop the machinations already underway. Can Sophia and the O.C.T. stop the killer’s ultimate plan, or will New York be torn asunder? Cops, monsters, death and destruction; don’t miss the stunning conclusion!
36 pg – FC – $3.50
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

pauljenkins_sidekick_04_600.jpgPAUL JENKINS’ SIDEKICK #4 (of 5) written by PAUL JENKINS
art & cover by CHRIS MORENO

Watch with barely contained indifference as the Stoat fends off his employer’s advances! Take a half-hearted peek as Bling saves an entire hot tub full of soapy strippers from certain doom! And rear back with disgust as the indomitable Maid of Honor, Pony, blights the landscape of every crime scene she encounters!
32 pg – FC – $3.50
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

phonogram_03_600.jpgPHONOGRAM #3 story by KEIRON GILLEN
art & cover by JAMIE McKELVIE

“FASTER”
Kohl’s search for the goddess Britannia becomes ever more frantic. A race down his list of contacts leads him into a desperate pilgrimage to an isolated shack in Yorkshire. There, a broken phonomancer tells him of the mysterious Memory Kingdoms, and the ritual he must perform to travel to one. Can Kohl survive the journey intact?
32 pg – FC – $3.50

piratesofconeyisland_01_600.jpgTHE PIRATES OF CONEY ISLAND #1 (of 8 ) story by RICK SPEARS
art & cover by VASILIS LOLOS
variant cover by BECKY CLOONAN

RICK SPEARS writer of the indie hit Teenagers From Mars and hot international artist VASILIS LOLOS rock this riotous, teenage, romp through young love, car jacking and gang violence. In this first issue Patch arrives in Coney Island only to get his eye sliced out by Trish, the wicked bad leader of the girl gang The Cherries. Across town, Sal, a pizza-selling bookie, meets a nasty end delivered by a monstrous shadow with a shotgun. All the fun begins here in the first super-rad issue of THE PIRATES OF CONEY ISLAND!
32 pg – FC – $2.99

pvp_30_600.jpgPVP #30 story by SCOTT KURTZ
art & cover by SCOTT KURTZ

“TIME TUNNEL!”
Cole, Brent and Francis are transported back through time and stranded in medieval England. Can their Dungeons and Dragons skills help them stay alive in the 6th century?
32 pg – FC – $3.99

redwarrior_600.jpgRED WARRIOR: ASSASSIN FOR THE THIEVES WORLD story & cover by JEFF AMANO
art by ANDY MacDONALD

Agent Tolik Kalinichenko convinces Elena – a Russian Mafia leader’s daughter to seduce an old flame that may be connected to a secret combat system called, “Bespredel” (Russian for “without limits”). Elena risks her life for her country, Mother Russia, the world, but most of all, for Tolik. In a race against the clock, Tolik must destroy Bespredel’s Red Warriors in time to save Elena who has been discovered as an informant. But when war has no limits, where can love hide?
128 pg – BW – $14.99

sam_noir_02_600.jpgSAM NOIR: SAMURAI DETECTIVE #2 story by ERIC A. ANDERSON & MANNY TREMBLEY
art & cover by MANNY TREMBLEY

“BLOOD THIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER”
With only a name to go on, Sam has arrived at the lair of the dirty scoundrel who killed his girl, Jasmine. All that stands between Sam and his sweet revenge are a dozen Joes, Master Fuyu’s elite goon squad, and a date with the cold, hard truth behind Jasmine’s death!
24 pg – BW – $2.99

savagedragon_130_600.jpgSAVAGE DRAGON #130 story by ERIK LARSEN
art & cover by ERIK LARSEN

Solar Man wants to control the world. Universo wants to eat it. And Dragon is caught in the middle.
32 pg – FC – $2.99

seaofred_vol1_600.jpgSEA OF RED, VOL. 3: THE DEADLIGHTS TP written by RICK REMENDER & KIERON DWYER
art & cover by PAUL HARMON

The fight Lesser Blackthroat has spent the past fifteen hundred years of his life engaged in is lost when an ancient sect of the Catholic Church unleashes a plague of vampirism upon the world. Marco Esperanza must come to terms with his roll in it all with the lives of all he cares for in the balance. To all things comes an end, even for the immortal.
120 pg – 2C – $14.99
COLLECTS SEA OF RED #9-13
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

strangegirl_12_600.jpgSTRANGE GIRL #12 story by RICK REMENDER
art & cover by NICK STAKAL

Since escaping Belial’s corridor, Bethany has carried an ancient spell lifted from the demon. Trapped with no option left she reads the spell only to find that curiosity can do worse things than kill a cat…
32pg – FC – $2.99

spawn_163_600.jpg

SPAWN #163 story by DAVID HINE
art by PHILIP TAN
cover by GREG CAPULLO

RECONSTRUCTION
The Final Conflict is over. So what happens after The End of the World? A pivotal issue in a must have story arc in the Spawn mythos, wrapping up 163 issues of continuity. Saying anymore would just give it away.
32pg – FC – $2.95

spawn_armageddon_600.jpgSPAWN: ARMAGEDDON, PART 1 TP story by TODD MCFARLANE, DAVID HINE, BRIAN HOLGUIN
art by PHILIP TAN, ANGEL MEDINA
cover by GREG CAPULLO

THE BEGINNING OF THE END
Featuring sold out issues of the most talked about SPAWN story arc in years! Finally after all these years the war Al Simmons was created to fight is here but which side will he choose. Join DAVID “Civil War” HINE and PHILIP “X-Men” TAN on the beginning of their historic SPAWN run!
COLLECTS SPAWN #150-155
168pg – FC – $14.99

taskforce1_04_600.jpgTASK FORCE ONE #4 story by JEFFERY STEVENSON
art & cover by CARLOS RODRIGUEZ & JOËL SÉGUIN
created and co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO

It’s up to Task Force 1’s resident martial artist, Klone, to free the rest of his team in order to stop the destruction of every major city in the world. But will he survive round two against a soldier sporting his and his entire team’s technology? Only if he cheats!
32 pg – FC – $3.50
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

walkingdead_33_600.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD #33 story by ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover by CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

Revenge.
32 pg – BW – $2.99
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

waterloo_sunset_tp_600.jpgWATERLOO SUNSET TP written by ANDREW STEPHENSON
art & cover by TREVOR GORING

WATERLOO SUNSET is a maze of mysteries… Beware of too easy assumptions. They will perish, as truths are laid bare.

Thirty years ago London’s heart was stripped of what a modern city needs – food, water, power, medicine, transport, communications, security… The wreck survived.

Now a stranger arrives, bearing an urgent message. In days the destinies of London and of Earth will change.
COLLECTS WATERLOO SUNSET #1-4
224 pg – BW – $17.99

wickedwest_cover_600.jpgTHE WICKED WEST, VOL. 2: ABOMINATION & OTHER TALES GN story by TODD LIVINGSTON & ROBERT TINNELL
art by NEIL VOKES & OTHERS

Last we saw Cotton Coleridge, he’d traded in his six-guns for stakes when he fought a frontier town full of vampires. This time around the lightning rod for the supernatural” faces zombies, ghosts, resurrectionists, giant flies, carnivorous slugs, demons and lots o’ pure evil! Anchored by the VOKES-drawn novella, ABOMINATION, the book features stories from the likes of MIKE BARON, J.K. SNYDER III, MIKE OEMING, DAVID MICHAEL BECK, MARK RICKETTS, MIKE HAWTHORNE, TOMMY CASTILLO and more!
184 pg – BW – $15.99

zombee_600.jpgZOMBEE GN story by MILES GUNTER
art & cover by VICTOR SANTOS

A dutiful Samurai, a madcap Ninja and a bizarro Zen Monk team up to battle the undead in Feudal Japan. Can these unlikely allies stay friends long enough to stop the zombees from taking over their homeland?

ZOMBEE is a full throttle blend of action, comedy, friendship and horror. You’ll laugh until you cry and maybe throw up in your mouth a little.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES!
144 pg – BW – $12.99

ALL NEW DIGITAL ART TUTORIAL CDS by BRIAN HABERLIN
2 HOURS OF VIDEO INSTRUCTION PER CD – MAC/WINDOWS COMPATIBLE
Step-by-Step video instruction with all materials needed to follow along. The best way to learn! Learn from digital art master BRIAN HABERLIN!
1) BEGINNING COLORING VOL. 1
For those with little or no experience in Photoshop or with coloring I take you step by step through the process.
2) HOW TO PAINT MONSTERS AND CREATURES VOL. 1
Using Photoshop paint the creatures from your nightmares! Or just give your heroes something cool to battle!
3) HOW TO PAINT SUPER BABES VOL. 1
The prettiest women in the world – and they can save the day as well. Learn the art of creating beautiful pinup style heroines.
4) CREATING BACKGROUNDS, SCENES AND SKIES. VOL. 1
By popular demand. What’s a scene with out a background? This CD contains a variety of how to tutorials, on the creation of skies, landscapes and urban cityscapes. And provides a stock library for you to use in your own work.
$29.99 ea or all four for $89.99

Top Cow Solicitations (for more information, check out topcow.com)

witchblade_103_colored_600.jpgwitchblade_103_ink_600.jpgwitchblade_103_linsner_600.jpgWITCHBLADE #103 story by RON MARZ
art by ADRIANA MELO
covers by JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER, MICHAEL TURNER and STJEPAN SEJIC

One era of Witchblade ends as another begins! The unthinkable finally happens, as Sara Pezzini and the Witchblade go their separate ways! After 10 years and more than 100 issues, the Witchblade has a new bearer in a landmark issue that will forever change the series. Just who is this new bearer, and how was she chosen? What does Sara’s life hold now that it’s no longer tied to the Witchblade? All the answers are here as Top Cow’s flagship title embarks in a bold new direction!
32 pg – FC – $2.99

hunterkiller_11_600.jpgHUNTER-KILLER #11 story by MARK WAID
art by KENNETH ROCAFORT
covers by MARC SILVESTRI & KENNETH ROCAFORT

For months, Morningstar has been selling one of his key agents short, unaware that the Hunter-Killers are harboring a traitor in their midst! Has Morningstar’s trust been misplaced to the point where the fate of the world itself is in danger? With two covers by Marc Silvestri and Kenneth Rocafort.
32 pg – FC – $2.99

hunterkiller_hc_600.jpgHUNTER-KILLER LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER story by MARK WAID
art & cover by MARC SILVESTRI

What if the nuclear arms race was just a cover for a far more insidious détente? How would the world’s governments deal with the true fallout of the Cold War? From the minds of comic legends Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, The Flash) and Marc Silvestri (X-Men, Wolverine, The Darkness) comes this science-fiction/action-thriller that has mesmerized fans worldwide. Featuring Hunter-Killer issues #0, #1-#6 bound in this exquisite hardcover with an original dustcover available in two formats; a limited edition hardcover limited to 1,000 copies and a Deluxe Boxed Edition with/ slipcase limited to 250 copies.
32 pg – FC – $2.99

silvestri_sketchbook_600.jpgMARC SILVESTRI 2006 CONVENTION SKETCHBOOK If you’re a Silvestri fan, you’ll want this one, fanboy! New Marc Silvestri sketches and a look at the magic behind the printed page. See why this guy runs Top Cow!
32 pg – FC – $2.99

cityofheroes_16_600.jpgCITY OF HEROES #16 story by SEAN FISH & JEFF HELM
art by RONAN CLIQUET
cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA

On an alternate version of the Earth we know, the Freedom Phalanx are dark versions of the heroes we know. When the signature heroes of Paragon City are transported to Shadow City in this twisted world they encounter their worst nightmare…the Praetorians. This issue is based on an idea from City of Heroes contest winner and player Jeff Helm and written by Cryptic Studios Designer Sean Michael Fish.
32 pg – FC – $2.99

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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