Image Comics has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek at titles arriving in stores next week. Better late than never, I always say, especially when you have great titles like True Stories, Elephantmen, and Emissary. Thanks go out to Image Comics’ new Director of Marketing Mark Britt.

THE ART OF BRIAN BOLLAND, HC
art & cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
May 31 – 176 pg – FC – $49.99
Often referred to as the artist’s artist, BRIAN BOLLAND has spent the last quarter century producing some of the most memorable and inspiring illustrations the comic industry has ever seen. This handsome volume is a retrospective of this astonishing artist’s career and a look at the man himself.

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ELEPHANTMEN #0
story RICHARD STARKINGS & LADR…NN
script RICHARD STARKINGS & JOE CASEY
art & covers LADR…NN
32 PAGES – FC – $2.99
SHIPS WITH FOUR DIFFERENT COVERS BY LADR…NN!
“UNNATURAL SELECTION” THE CREATORS’ CUT
Representing the Origin of the Elephantmen from the SOLD OUT first issue of HIP FLASK!

Somewhere in the African desert, thousands of miles from civilization, a group of geneticists led by Kazushi Nikken has conducted unholy experiments involving both human and animal DNA. This is the story of the birth of Hieronymous Flask, the Elephantmen, and their eventual liberation from the torturous world of MAPPO.

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EMISSARY #6
story CHRISTOPHER E. LONG
art & cover JUAN FERREYRA
created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO
32 PAGES – FC – $3.50
“REVELATIONS 2:2”
While Emissary attempts to stop a tsunami’s devastation and bring abundance to starved wastelands, a secret cabal conspires, intent on destroying the threat he poses to the power they wield, by any means possible even if that means taking an innocent young life!

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SEA OF RED #13
story by RICK REMENDER & KIERON DWYER
art by PAUL HARMON & FRANCESO FRANCAVILLA
cover by PAUL HARMON
32 pg – 2C – $3.50
THE SEA OF RED SAGA CONCLUDES!
In a story guaranteed to leave readers breathless, Blackthroat is captured and Marco is under the Sanguinan’s control, leaving little hope for the Black Galleon’s surviving crew. To all things comes an end… even for the immortal.

WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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THE LAST CHRISTMAS TP
story GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN
art & cover RICK REMENDER, HILARY BARTA & MICHELLE MARSEN
136 PAGES – FC – $14.99
After the apocalypse – humanity is without hope: until Santa is pulled from the North Pole and spurred into action. The book collects all
five hilarious, action-packed issues and loaded with extras from the writers and artists! Santa, his elves, and Gary the Snowman take on zombies and marauders for the fate of a good little boy. Read it to the kids when you tuck them in this Christmas Eve.

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TRUE STORIES SWEAR TO GOD #2
story TOM BELAND
art & cover TOM BELAND
24 PAGES – BW – $2.99
“IN YOUR EYES”
Lily Garcia dares to cut her hair as a lesson in detachment, which impresses everyone but… HER MOTHER!!! Can Tom talk some sense into mom before this Puerto Rican mother/daughter relationship goes up en Fuego..? Three words will determine the outcome.

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