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Image Comics has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in September 2007. A lot of firsts this month include Mice Templar, Lucha Libre, Parade (with Fireworks), and more. And speaking of more – Image sent along some preview pages to get you excited.

micetemplar01.jpgMICE TEMPLAR #1
story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art & cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING

56 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 5 $3.99

For the young mouse Karic, the Mice Templar are merely an exciting legend. They were real, though, and a vicious civil war left them scattered and all mouse culture in the grip of brutal rat masters. When Karic’s family is enslaved, he realizes their only hope of freedom lies in his paws…if he can only find the courage and strength to become one of the legendary Templar himself.

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OFFERED AGAIN!
BASTARD SAMURAI, VOL. 1 TP
86 VOLTZ: THE DEAD GIRL

spawn_architects_of_fear.jpgSPAWN: ARCHITECTS OF FEAR #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH
story ARTHUR CLAIRE
art & cover ALEKSI BRICLOT

56 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 26 $6.99

The elite Angels, known as the Caste of Architects, needs the help of Spawn to retrieve one of their living weapons that has gone amok, the Horsaak-El. For centuries this “weapon” has been absorbing the souls of the damned to keep them from joining the armies of Hell, but now it is preying on the souls of the innocent. And just to make sure Spawn carries out their plans, the Caste have placed his brother Marc in the weapon’s path.

Don’t miss this state of the art SPAWN project!

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OFFERED AGAIN!
SPAWN: BLOOD & SHADOWS
SPAWN: BLOOD & SALVATION

luchalibre01.jpgLUCHA LIBRE #1
story JERRY FRISSEN
art BILL, GOBI, FABIAN M, WITKO, TANQUERELLE
cover BILL

48 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 5 $5.99

The first issue in an ongoing anthology series based on the successful wrestler themed designer toy line. Includes three ongoing series: THE LUCHADORES FIVE are masked wrestlers protecting Los Angeles from tiki warriors and werewolves. The incompetent PROFESOR FURIA teaches his life “lessons” to aspiring wrestlers. The LUCHADORITOS is part “Peanuts,” part “Dennis The Menace,” and lots of Lucha Libre!

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parade01_flat.jpgPARADE (WITH FIREWORKS) #1 (of 2)
story MICHAEL CAVALLARO
art & cover MICHAEL CAVALLARO

32 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 12 $3.50

In 1923, Italy was pulling itself from the wreckage of one World War while unknowingly plummeting towards another. The Nation seemed to be holding its breath, and the slightest perceived transgression could result in violence. On the evening of The Feast of the Epiphany, it did. Young Paolo is caught between a rowdy group of local Fascist Party members and his family. And the choice he’s about to make will change his life forever!

Stunning art in a compelling real-life drama torn from the pages of history!

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suburbanglamour01.jpgSUBURBAN GLAMOUR #1 (of 4)
story JAMIE MCKELVIE
art & cover JAMIE MCKELVIE & GUY MAJOR

32 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 12 $3.50

Astrid and Dave are teenagers stuck in a dead-end suburban town living uneventful lives – until Astrid gets a visit from her childhood imaginary friends, who tell her something big is about to happen. Are they real or is she crazy? Life is about to get a lot more interesting for the pair – interesting and very, very dangerous. From the co-creator of PHONOGRAM comes this tale of magic, mystery and underage drinking.

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OFFERED AGAIN!
LONG HOT SUMMER OGN
PHONOGRAM, VOL. 1 TP

afterthecape_tp.jpgAFTER THE CAPE VOL. 1: HOW FAR TO FALL TP
story HOWARD WONG & JIM VALENTINO
art & cover MARCO RUDY & MANNY TREMBLEY

128 PAGES BW SEPTEMBER 19 $12.99

Ethan Falls had it all! He was a respected super-hero, part of a world-renowned team from which he pulled a handsome stipend. He had a beautiful young wife and two loving children. He also had a problem…alcohol. A problem that would cause him to lose everything he held dear.

Collects AFTER THE CAPE #1-3

“For fans of the neo-realism of Powers’ Brian Michael Bendis”
-Entertainment Weekly

madman_atomics_vol1.jpgMADMAN & THE ATOMICS, VOL. 1 TP
story MIKE ALLRED
art & cover MIKE & LAURA ALLRED

380 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 26 $24.99

From pop art wizard MIKE ALLRED comes straight-up superhero good times! The Atomics are a group of fun-lovin’ hipster heroes trying to make a difference. They fight crime, befriend monster aliens and find love in Snap City! Spun off from the pages of Madman, Frank “Madman” Einstein also appears alongside the Mutant Street Beatniks turned superheroes.

thenightlynews_tp.jpgTHE NIGHTLY NEWS TP
story JONATHAN HICKMAN
cover & art JONATHAN HICKMAN

184 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 19 $16.99

As an act of violence spirals out of control to encompass the entirety of the news media, a cult has emerged from the errors and retractions that have ruined careers, marriages and even lives. Under direction from his cult master, The Hand leads an army of followers committed to revolution, willing to die for their cause.

Collects THE NIGHTLY NEWS #1-6

“A comic created with pure creative rage! A tour de force in graphic design as story and I loved it!”
– Brian Michael Bendis
“This is what the future looks like. I have no idea where Jonathan Hickman is taking us, but it’s so clear he does.”
– Brad Meltzer
“Jonathan Hickman’s The Nightly News is the industry vanguard … where the rest of comics will be a decade from now.”
– Stuart Immonen
“A totally unique thriller.”
– Brian K Vaughn
“The Nightly News is the best new comic of the year.”
– Andy Diggle

pro_cover_3.jpgTHE PRO (ONE-SHOT) NEW PRINTING
story GARTH ENNIS
art & cover AMANDA CONNER & JIMMY PALMIOTTI

80 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 5 $7.99

BACK IN PRINT!
Reintroducing the outrageous story of THE PRO in a paperback version of the deluxe hardcover edition. Just when you think GARTH ENNIS has gone too far, just when you thought it was safe to walk the streets, just when you thought no one would go near the idea of the world’s first superhero prostitute…here comes THE PRO! Plus, in “The Pro Meets the Ho,” our plucky heroine faces a super-powered “soiled dove” whose powers of perversion exceed the Pro’s own!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

walkingdead_vol7.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD, VOL 7: THE CALM BEFORE TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

144 PAGES BW SEPTEMBER 26 $12.99

Lori’s pregnancy has come to term – the birth is near. After everything they’ve been through, though, can anything prepare Rick and the other survivors for what they are about to experience? A major turning point in the series is reached.

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #37-42

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

OFFERED AGAIN!
THE WALKING DEAD BOOK 1 HC
THE WALKING DEAD BOOK 2 HC

walkingdead_poster.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD POSTER
art CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

24 X 36 FC SEPTEMBER 19 $6.99

This stunning rendition of the cast is meticulously drawn and colored by series artists CHARLIE ADLARD and CLIFF RATHBURN.

OFFERED AGAIN!
INVINCIBLE POSTER

amorywars04.jpgTHE AMORY WARS #4 (of 5)
story CLAUDIO SANCHEZ
art M.S. MILLER
cover TONY MOORE

32 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 19 $2.99

It’s a blood bath in space as Coheed and Cambria fight for control of the Gloria Vel Vessa. Will the ship stay on course to Paris: Earth or will Inferno blow it out of the sky? The Priest’s deadly shape-shifting continues making Patrick’s life a living hell, and we meet Admiral Vielar Crom, possibly the most dangerous man on Heaven’s Fence. What does he have in store for Mayo Deftinwolf…and where is Claudio?

wolfman03.jpgTHE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #3
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover by JASON HOWARD

32 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 5 $2.99

After the cataclysmic, status quo altering events of last issue, Gary Hampton is left to pick up the pieces of his life. After everything he’s been through, things are about to get worse. Could The Astounding Wolf-Man’s career as a crime-fighter be over before it’s even truly begun? Also in this issue: WEREWOLF FIGHT!

badplanet04.jpgBAD PLANET #4 (of 12)
story STEVE NILES & THOMAS JANE art JIM DALY & TIM BRADSTREET
cover TIM BRADSTREET

32 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 19 $2.99

The world is being consumed an inch at a time as the DeathSpiders™ spread from the two crash sites! The mysterious FrogMan starts to eat himself in a top-secret hermetically sealed facility! Strange cults start to form, worshipping the aliens! The Convict and the Boy discover a strange connection! And Crighton and Veronica make a horrific revelation…

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

brit02.jpgBRIT #2
story BRUCE BROWN
art & cover CLIFF RATHBURN
editor ROBERT KIRKMAN

32 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 19 $2.99

She’s indestructible, super-strong and unstoppable. Thank god she fights for the good guys. Who is she? Why is she so ticked off? Where did she come from? Who knew Brit had a SISTER? And where exactly IS Brit?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

bombqueen4_02.jpgBOMB QUEEN IV #2 (of 4)
story JIMMIE ROBINSON
art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

32 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 26 $3.50

“SUICIDE BOMBER,” PART TWO
Bomb Queen’s plans to terrorize the Nation are ready to hatch. New powers. New headquarters. New weapons. The government is ready with a few surprises of its own, though. Unknown to both sides, however, a third party is pulling the strings – and Bomb Queen flips when she figures out who!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

casanova09.jpgCASANOVA #9
story MATT FRACTION
art FABIO MOON
cover GABRIEL BA

24 PAGES 2C SEPTEMBER 12 $1.99

This issue: Kubark Benday: The man you’ll love to love. Valomilk Chocolates: What God would taste like if He had a flowing center candy cup. Zephyr Quinn: Brutal, beautiful and BACK with ten thousand sinister secrets. X.S.M. Island: What if Dr. Moreau knocked up an issue of POPULAR MECHANICS? And who’s that six-armed space-vixen daring to ask the question that melts men’s minds: WHEN IS CASANOVA QUINN? What does that even MEAN, anyway?

From the writer of PUNISHER: WAR JOURNAL and THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

OFFERED AGAIN!
CASANOVA, VOL. 1: LUXURIA HC

the_chemist_02.jpgTHE CHEMIST #2
story JAY BOOSE
art & cover JAY BOOSE

32 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 26 $3.50

With Alex in tow, Vance’s simple life is becoming more complicated. He tries to return to his normal routine, assuming that his identity has not been compromised. He is soon to learn that his assumption is very wrong.

compass02.jpgCOMPASS #2
story C.B. CEBULSKI & AKIHIDE YANAGI
art & cover RYUSUKE HAMAMOTO

32 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 5 $2.99

Alone and abandoned, Mei, Aiyana, Anneli and Lola find themselves on the run from an unknown mystic enemy. To try and get their bearings, Mei leads the other three young witches to Chinatown in Kobe, where she thinks she will find friends sympathetic to their plight. But when giant robots stand in their way, help comes from a most unexpected source!

dynamo5_07.jpgDYNAMO 5 #7
story JAY FAERBER
art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

32 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 5 $3.50

Dynamo 5 vs. Chrysalis vs. Whiptail vs. … Captain Dynamo? What the–?

elephantmenWT2cover.jpgelephantmenWT2bcover.jpgELEPHANTMEN: WAR TOYS #2 (of 3)
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art MORITAT
cover BOO COOK
variant pencil cover LADRÖNN

32 PAGES BW SEPTEMBER 26 $2.99

“RESISTANCE!”
France has fallen to MAPPO… but even the Elephantmen have sustained heavy casualties. As Africa’s forces advance into the North of Europe, Hip Flask, Ebony Hide and Obadiah Horn learn their way forward is not as easy as they thought it would be. At last, STARKINGS & MORITAT tell the story of the war to end all wars in this special three-issue miniseries.

deathdealer06coverA.jpgdeathdealer06coverB.jpgdeathdealer06coverC.jpgFRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER #6 (of 6)
story JOSHUA ORTEGA
art NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS
covers FRANK FRAZETTA, NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS

32 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 5 $3.99

The Death Dealer vs. Mirahan! Lambeau and Dreovid vs. the Shadow Horde army! Rian Atar, King Strom and the fate of the Land of Iparsia! This is it, the pulse-pounding conclusion to one of the most talked-about miniseries of the year! Join critically-acclaimed novelist and comics writer JOSHUA ORTEGA (NECROMANCER) and the red-hot art team of NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS (SPAWN, ’68) for the grand finale to this modern-day classic of dark fantasy!

gutsville05.jpgGUTSVILLE #5 (of 6)
story SIMON SPURRIER
art & cover FRAZER IRVING

32 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 26 $2.99

With the leader of the rebellion rotting in a Jonahkin cell, Albert struggles to fill the void: drawn ever closer to the narcotic delusionist, Mary. But how will Emelia – newly married, immersed in the horror of the Jonahkin set – react when she discovers them together, and what terrible secret has the High Priest been guarding, even from his clerical minions?

hidingintime_03.jpgHIDING IN TIME #3 (of 4)
story CHRISTOPHER E. LONG
art & cover RYAN WINN

32 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 26 $3.50

Nathan Crew is an accidental tourist in Colonial America who is swept up in the events unfolding before him, including having Benjamin Franklin coax him into being an unwitting participant in the Boston Tea Party. But his vacation comes to an abrupt end when the three killers from the future arrive to settle accounts!

killinggirl02.jpgKILLING GIRL #2 (of 5)
story by GLEN BRUNSWICK
art & cover by FRANK ESPINOSA

32 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 5 $2.99

What if the Mafia had their own secret service…?

Sara has uncovered the truth: Her sister is alive. Just one quick kill…then Sara will slip away to spend some overdue quality time with her long lost sibling. Unfortunately, her current target may complicate matters. The FBI agent she’s been assigned to kill is also her sister’s fiance.

madman05.jpgMADMAN ATOMIC COMICS! #5
story by MICHAEL ALLRED
art & cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

32 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 5 $2.99

Frank “Madman” Einstein is LOST IN SPACE and SPACED AND LOST, but friends are on the way! This nail-biting cosmic adventure has old and new members of THE ATOMICS to the rescue! You’re not gonna miss the galactic events of this issue along with the usual grab bag of choiceness in the Madman universe!

pvp38.jpgPVP# 38
story SCOTT KURTZ
art & cover SCOTT KURTZ

24 PAGES BW SEPTEMBER 19 3.50

Who is Sam and what secrets will she reveal about Jade’s checkered past? It all leads up to the GREAT PVP CAPER!

repo04.jpgREPO #4 (of 5)
story RICK SPEARS
art & cover ROB G

32 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 19 $3.50

KD and Emil get their butts to the moon and hit New Vegas, which is a lot like the old one, with casinos, booze and crappy magicians in no short supply. There the boys track down the clone and Emil and Lola have a one hell of a knockdown, drag-out fistfight to end all fistfights!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

sorrow02.jpgSORROW #2 (of 4)
story RICK REMENDER & SETH PECK
art FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
cover KIERON DWYER

32 PAGES BW SEPTEMBER 5 $2.99

Things get worse as Danni is introduced to the residents of Sorrow, and Nevada and Dalton come face-to-face with the unspeakable evil responsible for Mike’s recent transformation. Meanwhile, the sheriff continues his relentless pursuit of the escaped girls with the help of the monster known as Black Dog.

spawn174.jpgSPAWN #174
story DAVID HINE
art BRIAN HABERLIN
cover GREG CAPULLO

32 PAGES FC OCTOBER 31 $2.95

As Spawn continues to explore the past, he finds that Mammon’s influence on the Simmons family goes back further than he has imagined. Al Simmons’ great-great-grandfather was a Buffalo Soldier, but what happened when this hero of the Old West crossed paths with an emissary from Hell? Two words: Gunslinger Spawn!

spawn_godslayer05.jpgSPAWN: GODSLAYER #5
story BRIAN HOLGUIN
art PHILIP TAN
cover JAY ANACLETO

32 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 19 $2.99

“DROMO’S TALE”
He’s a thief, a rogue, a drunk and a liar. Now, as he sails with Bairn and Neva to the fallen kingdom of Endra-La, Dromo at last tells his story. It is a soaring tale of lust and revenge that spans nations. A tale of feuding kingdoms, jealous gods, mistaken identities and armies of assassins. The only question is, is any of it true?

specialforces2cover.jpgSPECIAL FORCES #2 (of 6)
story KYLE BAKER
art & cover KYLE BAKER

32 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 26 $2.99

We meet all the characters and they earn their nicknames. Who will be nicknamed “Hummer” and why? Characters die in gruesome ways, and it’s just the basic training issue! All we know is you either buy this book or you support terrorism! And we can find you!

strangeembrace05.jpgSTRANGE EMBRACE #5 (of 8)
story DAVID HINE
art & cover DAVID HINE & ROB STEEN

32 PAGES FC SEPTEMBER 12 $2.99

Why does the discovery of his wife’s mutilated body seem to bring comfort to Anthony Corbeau? What is it that prevents Alex from discovering the dark secrets behind their doomed romance? SPAWN and DISTRICT X writer DAVID HINE continues his gothic masterpiece.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

walkingdead43.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD #43
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

32 PAGES BW SEPTEMBER 26 $2.99

Living safely among the dead for so long can make you let your guard down. You forget how dangerous they truly are. Mistakes are made… lives are lost.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

The Author

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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