Image Comics Solicitations for May 2007

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Image Comics has sent us cover previews and issue solicitation information for titles shipping in May 2007. A lot of good titles this month, including the new Spawn: Godslayer #1.

godslayer01.jpgSPAWN: GODSLAYER #1
story BRIAN HOLGUIN
art PHILIP TAN
cover JAY ANACLETO

“THE WINTER KING” Part One
Last year, fans of dark fantasy were treated to SPAWN: GODSLAYER, a tale of ancient magic and doomed love. Now, that re-imagining of TODD McFARLANE’s SPAWN debuts with a monthly series of its own. In the world of Ur, there are countless Gods who rule over the lands of men. From the mists of Chaos emerges the Godslayer, a powerful being sent to hunt and kill the Gods themselves. Now, haunted by the ghost of his murdered lover, the Godslayer is sent after his next target: a brutal tyrant God called the Winter King.

An absolute must-read for fans of epic fantasy like Elric, Lord of the Rings, WoW and Conan.

32 PAGES MAY 30 $2.99

ALSO AVAILABLE:
SPAWN: GODSLAYER (ONE-SHOT)

drawingfromlife_01.jpgDRAWING FROM LIFE #1
story JIM VALENTINO
art & cover JIM VALENTINO

Returning to his autobiographical comix roots for the first time in nearly 20 years, JIM VALENTINO presents an all-new collection of real-life stories guaranteed to make you laugh and move you.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

24 PAGES MAY 30 $3.50

ALSO AVAILABLE:
VIGNETTES: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL COMIX OF VALENTINO TP

gutsville_01.jpgGUTSVILLE #1 (of 6)
story SIMON SPURRIER
art & cover FRAZER IRVING

GUTSVILLE is a town living in the belly of the beast, literally. 150 years after the ocean liner HMS Daphne was swallowed at sea, its passengers’ descendents cling to life in Gutsville. All is not well among the slippery streets… As revolutionaries, sadistic priests and frothing psychos clash in the psychedelic innards of an impossible creature, it’s left to one scared RatCatcher to consider escape…

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

32 PAGES MAY 30 $2.99

StrangeEmbrace01cover.jpgSTRANGE EMBRACE #1 (of 8)
story DAVID HINE
art & cover DAVID HINE & ROB STEEN

SPAWN & X-MEN: CIVIL WAR writer DAVID HINE brings his magnum opus to Image Comics! Digitally re-mastered, STRANGE EMBRACE will be available as eight monthly issues colored by FLANIMALS co-creator ROB STEEN and lettered by those awfully nice chaps at Comicraft! STRANGE EMBRACE is a modern gothic psycho-sexual tortured romance and is not for the nervous!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

32 PAGES MAY 16 $2.99

wardofthestate_01.jpgWARD OF THE STATE#1 (of 3)
story CHRISTOPHER E. LONG
art & cover CHEE

Norma Balitzer is just your typical average foster mother…who happens to train her young wards to be hired killers! Dravis Trucker, her latest ward, has always yearned for a normal life. Now he’s hoping to survive long enough to get his driver’s license!

32 PAGES MAY 2 $3.50

intersections-cvr.jpgINTERSECTIONS
art & cover DUNCAN FEGREDO & SEAN PHILLIPS

Conceived during a repast of fine wine and nouvelle cuisine, INTERSECTIONS is the meeting of two artistic minds.
SEAN PHILLIPS (MARVEL ZOMBIES, CRIMINAL) and DUNCAN FEGREDO (HELLBOY, ENIGMA) play artistic ping pong with a sketchbook – a drawn and painted conversation where punctuation is provided by the postal service.

Can you read between the paintings?

Intersections: A visual dialogue between SEAN PHILLIPS and DUNCAN FEGREDO.

Intersections: The sequential conclusion to an excess of curry and beer.

The special limited edition signed and numbered hardcover is a must have for PHILLIPS and FEGREDO fans!

96 PAGES MAY 9 $14.99 SC $34.99 LTD HC

robzombie_elsuperbeasto.jpgROB ZOMBIE PRESENTS: THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO TP
story ROB ZOMBIE
art KIERON DWYER, TONY MOORE, ALEX HORLEY, DAN BRERETON, TOMMY LEE EDWARDS, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL & MORE!
cover EJ SU & VAL STAPLES

With the animated feature film soon to be released, pick up the graphic novel where it all began! The Haunted World of El Superbeasto is the illustrated thrill ride of the summer, created and written by ROB ZOMBIE. Follow the exploits of El Superbeasto, Suzi-X and Simon Deadmarsh in these tales of horror excitement! No self-respecting horror fan will want to miss out on this one.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

288 PAGES MAY 2 $19.99

Tellos-hardcover.jpgTELLOS COLOSSAL HC
story TODD DEZAGO
art & cover MIKE WIERINGO

Now for the first time in one stunning, oversized hardcover edition—TODD DEZAGO and MIKE WIERINGO’s award-winning epic fantasy, TELLOS!

Journey with young Jarek and tiger-warrior Koj as they team up with a pirate princess called Serra, to confront the terrible Malsur who is set on devouring the denizens of this magical patchwork world!

TELLOS is an all-ages rollercoaster of action and adventure, mystery and magic, and good versus evil! The perfect format for the perfect bedtime story—for children of ALL ages!

288 PAGES MAY 30 $39.99 S&N $75.00

ALSO AVAILABLE:
TELLOS: THE LAST HEIST (ONE-SHOT)
TELLOS: MAIDEN VOYAGE (ONE-SHOT)
TELLOS: SONS AND MOONDS (ONE-SHOT)

Girls-TPB4-0-Solicitation.jpgGIRLS, VOL. 4: EXTINCTION TP
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

Ethan and his neighbors struggle to find their way out of an alien bubble that separates their once-sleepy town from the rest of the world. But first, the men must overcome the temptations of the mysterious, beautiful clones that are quickly spreading throughout the town, exterminating the women and feeding them to a giant, sperm-shaped vessel. In this final installment of four volumes, we learn the final fate of Pennystown and their enigmatic invaders.

Collects GIRLS #19-24.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

160 PAGES MAY 18 $14.99

ALSO AVAILABLE:
GIRLS, VOL. 1: CONCEPTION TP
GIRLS, VOL. 2: EMERGENCE TP
GIRLS, VOL. 3: SURVIVAL TP

alienpigfarm3000_02_small.jpgALIEN PIG FARM #2 (of 4)
story TODD FARMER
art DON MARQUEZ
cover MARK SCHULTZ

Put yer head between yer knees and kiss yer sister goodbye! Them green-skinned sumbitches is hungry fer pig innards and horny fer farm girls! But don’t nobody fondle the cousins while eatin’ bacon ‘cept Johnny Ray and Elvis! Consider the can of whoop-ass open!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

32 PAGES MAY 9 $2.99

afterthecape03.jpgAFTER THE CAPE #3 (of 3)
written by HOWARD WONG
art by MARCO RUDY
cover by MANNY TREMBLEY

“SOMEWHERE BELOW ROCK BOTTOM”
Just when Ethan Falls thought he could sink no further…he does.

24 PAGES MAY 16 $2.99

ant13.jpgANT #13
story JEFFREY KAUFMAN
art & cover MARIO GULLY

So you thought the conflict was over. Guess again! Jessica Mime shows up to remind Ant just how much she still has to lose. A little more of the government conspiracy lurks in the background while Caliente and Charlie Echo drop by. If that’s not enough, a new villain creeping around the bend may screw up the family reunion Hannah has been dreaming about.

32 PAGES MAY 23 $2.99

blackmist_cover_4.jpgBLACK MIST #4 of 4
story JAMES PRUETT
art MIKE PERKINS & ROBERT GRABE
cover JORDAN RASKIN

Special climactic giant-size is sue!
Now that Lonnie Talbot has escaped from Kali, she must fight to save herself from following her destiny as the devourer of the world! It‚s the battle of Hindu gods as Shiva and Kali battle for the fate of the earth. Will Lonnie fulfill her prophecy as the Destructor or can her adopted daughter reach through the mesmerizing influence of the Mist and rescue her last remnants of humanity?

48 PAGES MAY 23 $4.99

bombqueen3_issue3.jpgBOMB QUEEN III # 3 (of 4)
story JIM VALENTINO & JIMMIE ROBINSON
art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

“RE-MATCH!”
Bomb Queen fights the heroine Blacklight again – this time: no rules, no laws, no holding back – just how the bloodthirsty Queen loves it! Can Blacklight contain Bomb Queen’s onslaught and the surreal horrors of New Port City’s Crime Zone?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

32 PAGES MAY 9 $3.50

drain06.jpgDRAIN #6
story C.B. CEBULSKI
art & cover SANA TAKEDA

Chinatsu’s quest for vengeance comes full circle and brings her back to where it all began… Japan! As she returns to confront her past and put her demons to rest once and for all, she’s in for a few surprises. Will spilling the blood of her enemies finally help her find the closure she has been searching for so long?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

32 PAGES MAY 30 $2.99

elephantmenPILOTflipcover.jpgElephantmenPILOTmaincover.jpgELEPHANTMEN: THE PILOT
stories RICHARD STARKINGS, KURT BUSIEK & JEPH LOEB
art MORITAT, STUART IMMONEN & IAN CHURCHILL
cover LADRÖNN
flip cover IAN CHURCHILL & MORITAT

As TV cameras head for Santa Monica to cover the meteor that crash landed in the Bay, we check in with Skycab pilot Miki, as she downloads comics in the break room at the taxi garage. This special 40-page issue also features a stunning gallery of Elephantmen art by JAE LEE, JIM LEE, TODD McFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO, JOE MADUREIRA, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, CHRIS BACHALO, HENRY FLINT, TIM SALE & STEPHEN PLATT.

40 PAGES MAY 16 $2.99

ALSO AVAILABLE:
ELEPHANTMEN #0

deathdealer02_covA.jpgdeathdealer02_covB.jpgdeathdealer02_covC.jpgFRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER #2 (of 6)
story JOSHUA ORTEGA
art NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS
covers FRANK FRAZETTA, NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

Death returns to the land of Iparsia, as the kingdoms of Oro and Edani resurrect an ancient war. But the soliders of Edani aren’t human this time…they’re more like demonic shadows. What’s happened to the soldiers? And can the Death Dealer be far behind? Get the exciting answers from critically acclaimed writer JOSHUA ORTEGA (NECROMANCER) and rising star artists NAT JONES (SPAWN: THE DARK AGES) and JAY FOTOS (SPAWN) in the pulse-pounding second issue of this epic miniseries!

32 PAGES MAY 9 $3.99

dynamo5_03.jpgDYNAMO 5 #3
story JAY FAERBER
art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

Jump aboard the Dynamo 5 bandwagon! One of Captain Dynamo’s old allies has gone postal, and now Myriad has to master an impersonation of his dead father in order to convince the deranged hero not to level Tower City.

“Jay Faerber offers up another fresh new spin on the superhero genre with DYNAMO 5, mixing up broken families, government conspiracies and good old-fashioned superhero slugfests into an intriguing new series.” — Randy Lander (www.comicpants.com)

32 PAGES MAY 9 $3.50

godland19.jpgGØDLAND #19
story JOE CASEY
art TOM SCIOLI
cover TOM SCIOLI & RICHARD STARKINGS

BOOK NINETEEN: HIGH HEAD STUNG
Cosmic Melodrama meets Orgy of Violence! What more could you want from a comic book? I mean, just look at that cover! That’s the SAVAGE STING, baby! Doesn’t that just say it all?!? Besides, so much insane sh*t happens this issue, you won’t believe your beady little eyes!

32 PAGES MAY 30 $2.99

ALSO AVAILABLE:
GØDLAND, VOL. 1 TP
GØDLAND, VOL. 2 TP
GØDLAND, VOL. 3 TP

invincible43.jpgINVINCIBLE #43
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

SPACE FIGHT!
Allen the Alien has returned to Earth, seeking more information from Invincible that he can use against the Viltrumite Empire. Unfortunately, The Immortal is giving Allen a less-than-warm welcome.

32 PAGES MAY 23 $2.99

ALSO AVAILABLE:
THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK TO THE INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #1
THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK TO THE INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #2

madmanatomic02.jpgMADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #2
story MIKE ALLRED
art & cover MIKE & LAURA ALLRED

Frank Einstein has found himself in an alien dimension with more questions than answers. Will he ever see the love of his new life, Josephine Lombard, ever again? Did she ever really even exist? Or has she only ever been a figment of his throbbing brain? Frank must begin a maze-like journey in order to find his way back to the “Snap City” universe. Mr. Excitement, Frank’s childhood hero, makes his ghostly official debut. Thrills, chills, and spills await you!

32 PAGES MAY 2 $2.99

noblecauses30.jpgNOBLE CAUSES #30
story JAY FAERBER
art YILDIRAY CINAR & RON RILEY
cover KHARY RANDOLPH

Rusty finally has his day in court, and learns the truth about Cosmic Rae from a surprising source.

32 PAGES MAY 16 $3.50

piratesconey08.jpgpiratesconey08_alt.jpgTHE PIRATES OF CONEY ISLAND #8 (of 8)
story RICK SPEARS
art & cover by VASILIS LOLOS & NICK FILARDI
variant cover BECKY CLOONAN

MINISERIES CONCLUSION!
The Pirates and the Cherries go toe-to-toe with the Hitman and Cadillacula and only one will rule Coney Island. Blood will be spilled! Questions will be answered! Zeus will SPEAK! The tide is high and the end is nigh! This is the one they will be talking about. Don’t miss it!

32 PAGES MAY 23 $2.99

ALSO AVAILABLE:
THE PIRATES OF CONEY ISLAND #1 (of 8)

pvp_34cover.jpgPVP# 34
story SCOTT KURTZ
art SCOTT KURTZ
cover DALE NORVELL

Brent and Francis accept the challenge to see who can be more romantic during a double date with Jade and Marcy. How far are these Don Juan’s willing to go in order to impress the fairer sex? Should Jade and Marcy be careful what they wish for? Find out in the Eisner Award-winning funny book that combines humor with heart (burn).

24 PAGES MAY 31 $2.99

ALSO AVAILABLE:
PvP SKULL PLUSH

savagedragon135.jpgSAVAGE DRAGON #135
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN

“ENTER: PRISM”
The Savage Dragon’s quest to find his wife leads him to Seattle, where he meets Prism and the Centurions. Dragon’s tour of the Image Universe continues.

32 PAGES MAY 23 $2.99

spawn170.jpgSPAWN #170
story DAVID HINE
art & cover BRIAN HABERLIN

When Spawn re-made the world, he closed the portals to Heaven and Hell. With no fresh souls to torment, the demons are getting restless. In this issue, the door is breached. One man faces judgement and if he is guilty the price will be a one-way ticket to eternal damnation.

32 PAGES JUNE 27 $2.95

strongarm04.jpgSTRONGARM #4 (of 5)
story STEVE HORTON
art & cover DAVID AHN

Who is really behind the attempt on Rob’s life that lead to his disfigurement? Was it the Overlord, or someone else? In the penultimate chapter of the first Strongarm story arc, mysteries are revealed, conspiracies are uncovered and Rob is pushed into a confrontation he never wanted! Not everyone’s coming out of this one alive…

32 PAGES MAY 23 $2.99

texasstrangers03_new.jpgTEXAS STRANGERS #3
story ANTONY JOHNSTON & DAN EVANS III
art & cover MARIO BOON & TRACI HUI

“THE LONE STRANGER,” Part One
NEW STORY! Dodging spectral bullets and French insults, the Houston Twins must turn to the enigmatic Adam Smith for assistance. But the conflict between the French Colonials and the unforgiving undead escalates, forcing the kids to call for help from the Texas Strangers and the elite Musketeers to start their endgame. Can the twins find what links them all to the Lone Stranger before they lose their newfound home?

32 PAGES MAY 9 $2.99

tripper_cover.jpgTHE TRIPPER (ONE-SHOT) RES.
story DAVID ARQUETTE & JOE HARRIS
adaptation STEVE NILES
art & cover NAT JONES

THE OFFICIAL COMIC OF THE MOVIE!
A group of free-loving hippies head to Frank Baker’s American Free Love Festival for all the sex, drugs and rock n’ roll they can get their grubby hands on. But they’re not the only ones coming… out of the woods comes a maniac of presidential proportions! He’s big. He’s mean. And he’s come back to save a country that’s lost its way, and slaughter every last filthy hippie who dares to enter his domain. It’s morning in America all over again! Go out there and… KILL ONE FOR THE TRIPPER!

48 PAGES MAY 2 $5.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

truestory07.jpgTRUE STORY, SWEAR TO GOD #8
story TOM BELAND
art & cover TOM BELAND

From out of nowhere, at a time not expected, comes the man they call FANBOY DAVID. Plus, Tom and Lily have to decide whether or not to buy her sister’s house! All there in living black and white!

24 PAGES MAY 9 $2.99

UNRAVEL #2 (of 4)
story DAN WICKLINE
art HOMEROS GILANI
cover TONE RODRIGUEZ

“LIVING IN THE DETAILS,” Part Two
Detective Lindsey Shaw must discover what connection the nameless man who saved her life has to a ten-year-old murder case, before his very existence causes a century’s worth of forensic evidence to completely UNRAVEL!

32 PAGES MAY 23 $3.50

walkingdead39.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD #39
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

BIRTH.

32 PAGES MAY 23 $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ALSO AVAILABLE: THE WALKING DEAD SCRIPT BOOK