Image Comics Sneak Peek of the Week

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Image comes through yet again with four sneak peeks for titles arriving in stores soon. This week’s roundup features Elephantmen #9, Rocketo: Journey to the Hidden Sea, the latest tellings of The Ride, and a peak at the Walking Dead Vol. 6 Trade Paperback.

ELEPHANTMEN #9
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art MORITAT & CHRIS BURNHAM
cover LADRNN
flip cover DAVID LLOYD

“LOCAL HIPPO”
Just getting home with his groceries proves to be a major task for Hip Flask, still on crutches after his run-in with Elijah Delaney. Meantime, Serengheti sends The Silencer out in search of a former employee in “SILENT RUNNING” which features a flip cover by V FOR VENDETTA’s DAVID LLOYD.

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32 PAGES-FC-$2.99

ROCKETO: JOURNEY TO THE HIDDEN SEA, VOL. 2 TP
story FRANK ESPINOSA & MARIE TAYLOR
art & cover: FRANK ESPINOSA

In the conclusion to the Eisner-nominated JOURNEY TO THE HIDDEN SEA, a new history of mankind is revealed – its origins, its powers and its destruction. As Rocketo and his crew explore the mythical world of the Hidden Sea, the mighty forces of Lucerne prepare for an invasion. Rocketo must race against time and discover the secrets of Ultamo if he is to save mankind.

PLUS: Drawings from FRANK ESPINOSA’s personal sketchbook, character biographies, the time line of Rocketo’s New World, new excerpts from the New World Geographic Society, new pin-ups of Rocketo, a preview of JOURNEY TO THE NEW WORLD and more!

Collects ROCKETO #7-12

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ALSO AVAILABLE: ROCKETO, VOL. 1 TP

212 PAGES-FC-$19.99

THE RIDE: SAVANNAH (ONE-SHOT)
story DOUG WAGNER & STEVEN PROUSE
art MIKE BAIR, CALE AJIOKA, EMILY STONE, ROB GRABE & JOHN LOWE
cover by CHRIS BRUNNER

As a way of supporting the artists of tomorrow, 12 Gauge Comics and the Savannah College of Art and Design have partnered to bring you a very special issue of THE RIDE drawn completely by the talented students of SCAD – with all proceeds going directly to their Sequential Art Scholarship Fund.

The feature story follows Frank Simms (THE RIDE #1) and his search for a missing girl in America’s most haunted city -Savannah, Georgia. Ghosts, guns and mayhem abound! The chilling back-up tale features a young psychic and her attempt to stop a murder only she believes will happen.

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40 PAGES -BW -$4.99

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 6 TP
story by ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover by CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

Trapped in a town surrounded by madmen, Rick must find a way out or die trying. Meanwhile, back at the prison, the rest of the survivors come to grips with the fact Rick may be dead. A major turning point in the series is reached.

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #31-36

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ALSO AVAILABLE: THE WALKING DEAD: BOOK ONE HC

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136 PAGES – BW -$12.99