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Image Comics has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in October 2007. Among the contenders to watch out for; The Walking Dead, Crawl Space, Brawl, Rex Mundi, The Ride, and more!

thesword01.jpgTHE SWORD #1
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 17
$2.99

THE LUNA BROTHERS (ULTRA, GIRLS, SPIDER-WOMAN), return with an all-new, modern-day fantasy series: THE SWORD.

It was a day like any other for Dara Brighton, a promising young college student, until three strangers knocked on her door, looking for a unique sword, and destroyed her life.

If you like Kill Bill, Highlander or Blade of the Immortal, you’ll love THE SWORD!

youngblood_hc.jpgYOUNGBLOOD, VOL. 1 HC – GEM OF THE MONTH
story ROB LIEFELD & JOE CASEY
art & cover ROB LIEFELD

168 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 31
$34.99
LTD S&N EDITION $75

You thought it would never happen! ROB LIEFELD returns to Image Comics and he’s bringing YOUNGBLOOD with him. This re-mastered, re-scripted, re-imagined hardcover finally collects the first historic issues of the very first, million-selling Image Comic. Just in time for the new monthly series debuting January 2008. Plus, an all-new ending by LIEFELD and JOE CASEY!

Collects YOUNGBLOOD #1-5

TAGLINE: THE ORIGINAL YOUNGBLOOD MINISERIES – REMASTERED IN FULL COLOR AND RESCRIPTED BY JOE CASEY!

brawl01.jpgBRAWL #1 (of 3)
story DAN HASPIEL & MICHEL FIFFE
art & cover DAN HASPIEL & MICHEL FIFFE

32 PAGES
BW
OCTOBER 10
$2.99

From the cyberscape of ACT-I-VATE comes a BRAWL between DAN HASPIEL ‘s BILLY DOGMA and MICHEL FIFFE’s PANORAMA. Mature readers of hardboiled romance gone Kirby cosmic will steep in HASPIEL ‘s heart-wrenching war of woo between a passionate bruiser and his knock-em-dead dame. And, fans of Manga-inspired Ditko noir will enjoy FIFFE’s psychedelic nightmare about a teenage runaway suffering from the horror of his newfound powers.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

crawlspace01.jpgCRAWL SPACE #1
story RICK REMENDER, KIERON DWYER & TONY MOORE
art KIERON DWYER
covers KIERON DWYER & TONY MOORE

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 24
$2.99

Welcome to CRAWL SPACE! A new ongoing series in the tradition of TALES FROM THE CRYPT, featuring tales of ghoulish terror!

“XXXOMBIES,” Part One of Three
Eisner nominees KIERON DWYER (REMAINS) and TONY MOORE (THE WALKING DEAD, FEAR AGENT), return to zombie comics with fan favorite writer RICK REMENDER (FEAR AGENT, SEA OF RED) to bring you the last word in zombiesplotaion. It’s 1977, and a sleazy producer has gathered a bevy of adult stars for a weeklong film shoot. When they emerge, they discover a zombie plague has overrun a now-quarantined Los Angeles!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

If you like TALES FROM THE CRYPT, EERIE or CREEPSHOW, you’ll love CRAWL SPACE!

graveslinger01.jpgGRAVESLINGER #1 (of 4)
story SHANNON ERIC DENTON & JEFF MARIOTTE
art & cover JOHN CBOINS

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 10
$3.50

Arizona, 1873. Frank Timmons, former soldier and lawman as well as undertaker at Arizona’s Gila Flats Territorial Prison, accidentally releases 117 dead killers from Hell. Frank roams the West, tracking them down and trying desperately to avoid his own damnation. Dying in the effort isn’t an option.

If you like DESPERADOES, JONAH HEX or THE LONG RANGER, you’ll love GRAVESLINGER!

lazarus_01.jpgLAZARUS #1 (of 3)
story JUAN E. FERREYRA & DIEGO CORTES
art & cover JUAN E. FERREYRA

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 17
$3.50

ALL NEW FROM REX MUNDI’S JUAN FERREYRA!
James Lazarus suddenly finds himself on the run at the behest of his girlfriend, Dr. Emily Hoffman. Run off the road and left for dead, Lazarus rises and begins his urgent search to figure out who is responsible for attacking them and why. What he discovers is that like his namesake, Lazarus is immortal… only it’s in the most painful way.

proof01.jpgPROOF #1
story ALEX GRECIAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 24
$2.99

When FBI agent Ginger Brown got a promotion, she didn’t expect her new duties would involve tracking down the world’s most mysterious creatures. The Loch Ness Monster, Mothman and El Chupacabra are now on her “most wanted” list and her new partner looks an awful lot like… Bigfoot!

TAGLINE: IF YOU BELIEVE IN MONSTERS, YOU NEED PROOF!

If you like THE X-FILES, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER or HELLBOY you’ll love PROOF!

theride_halloween.jpgTHE RIDE: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL (One-Shot)
story TOMM COKER
art & cover TOMM COKER

32 PAGES
BW
OCTOBER 3
$12.99

Strikingly illustrated by TOMM COKER (Moon Knight, Blood & Water), the co-writer/director of the upcoming Lionsgate horror film Catacombs, illustrates the first-ever RIDE horror tale: THE KEY TO SURVIVAL!

A young woman is kidnapped—bound, gagged and fearing for her life. Her captor is a deranged man named Moses, looking to satisfy his burning desire to kill. Can she outsmart this maniac before he succeeds?

Do not miss the most intense RIDE story yet!

accelerate_tp_cover.jpgACCELERATE GN
story RICHARD KADREY
art & cover THE PANDER BROTHERS

120 PAGES
BW
OCTOBER 31
$12.99

In futuristic L.A. where neo-tribes inhabit the urban sprawl, a reluctant leader named Marne is warned that a “Black Network” inside the LAPD is hunting down tribal leaders – and she’s next on the list! When Marne discovers a secret dimension that can be accessed by a drug called Accelerate, she decides take on her enemies to save her tribe.

Collects ACCELERATE #1-4

TAG: Accelerate is ‘Matrix’ meets ‘Run Lola Run’ in a fast Sci-Fi Action drama.

dynamo5_tp.jpgDYNAMO 5, VOL. 1: POST-NUCLEAR FAMILY TPB
story JAY FAERBER
art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

176 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 10
$9.99

He was the world’s greatest hero, but Captain Dynamo was not a faithful husband. Now he’s dead and his family is trying to piece their lives together. As his enemies descend on his unprotected city, Captain Dynamo’s widow rounds up his five illegitimate children, each of whom have inherited one of their father’s super-powers. Can these total strangers come to terms with their powers, their father’s legacy and each other as total chaos erupts?
Collects DYNAMO 5 #1-7

madman_vol2_tp.jpgMADMAN, VOL. 2 TP
story MIKE ALLRED
art & cover MIKE & LAURA ALLRED

328 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 24
$17.99

The classic adventures of Frank “Madman” Einstein continue with a lesson in alien love and lust between Zenelle and Mott from the planet Hoople, A murder mystery on the high seas, a robot rebellion to write home about and the first comic book appearance of FRANK MILLER and GEOF DARROW’s Big Guy in a crossover spectacular.

Collects MADMAN COMICS #1-11

invincible_handbook_tp.jpgTHE OFFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE TP
story PETER SANDERSON & MORE
art DAVE JOHNSON, ED McGUINNESS, PHIL NOTO, RYAN OTTLEY, CORY WALKER, MIKE WIERINGO & MORE
cover DUSTY ABELL & KELSEY SHANNON

112 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 3
$12.99

Anything you’ve ever wanted to know about the characters in INVINCIBLE, but were afraid to ask. Power levels, hometowns, relatives, origins, shoe sizes… it’s all here. Written in the tradition of that other famous handbook and featuring drawings from some of the top talents in comics and animation. A MUST HAVE for ANY INVINCIBLE FAN!

Collects THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #1-2

spawnarmageddon_complete.jpgSPAWN ARMAGEDDON COMPLETE COLLECTION TP
story DAVID HINE
art PHILIP TAN
cover GREG CAPULLO

352 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 17
$29.95

DAVID HINE (Civil War) and PHILLIP TAN (X-Men) historic run on SPAWN, complete in one volume!

It’s really happening, the end of everything: The Four Horsemen, The Rapture, plagues and the dead rising from their graves. Heaven is out to destroy Hell and visa versa with no one looking out for us humans in the middle. That is no one except Spawn. Finally, the war Al Simmons was created to fight is here ,but which side will he choose?

Collects SPAWN #150-163

spawn_newflesh.jpgSPAWN: NEW FLESH TP
story DAVID HINE
art & cover BRIAN HABERLIN

112 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 31
$14.95

Get caught up with the new SPAWN team you’ve been hearing so much about. Spawn has recreated the world, but it’s not exactly the way it’s supposed to be. Everything old is new again!

With bonus behind the scenes extras fans can see the making of Spawn from thumbnail to final color. And the eight-page Christmas Spawn story from the IMAGE HOLIDAY SPECIAL.

Collects SPAWN #166-169

amorywars05.jpgTHE AMORY WARS #5 (of 5)
story CLAUDIO SANCHEZ
art M.S. MILLER
cover TONY MOORE

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 31
$2.99

THE HIT MINISERIES CONCLUDES!
Mariah Antillarea rallies her troops for the upcoming war against Tri-Mage Wilhelm Ryan. In space, Inferno chases Coheed and Cambria aboard the Gloria Vel Vessa, unaware that Admiral Vielar Crom is right behind him, ready to launch an attack on BOTH vessels. The Priests dispatch with Patrick, but Claudio is still at large, slowly awakening to his new role as his powers continue to develop. Man, the Mage and the Prise – it’s an all-out, planet-spanning war for Heaven’s Fence, and it has begun!

badplanet05.jpgBAD PLANET #5 (of 12)
story STEVE NILES & THOMAS JANE art JIM DALY, TIM BRADSTREET & DAVE KENDALL
covers BERNIE WRIGHTSON & MARK SCHULTZ

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 24
$2.99

“The Convict’s Story!”
From the torn and bloody fields of darkest Africa to the broken rubble-strewn cities of North America, our intrepid duo of astronomers and young Anan have watched the omnivorous DeathSpiders™ wreak cataclysmic alien death upon our planet and wondered about their own Alien in their midst! Wonder no more, intrepid duo and young Anan! The Phaedon Warrior is ready to tell his tale! Featuring 14 fully painted pages of alien horror by English shock-meister DAVE KENDALL!

bonds02.jpgBONDS #2 (of 3)
story DURWIN TALON
art & cover DURWIN TALON

32 PAGES
2C
OCTOBER 17
$3.99

“ADAGIO”
Faith Warner continues to descend deeper into the hell of her own creation. When she dreams, people die. The more she kills, the more she questions her choice. Alone and at her breaking point, she finds herself no closer to killing her father’s murderer. Faith Warner must discover her true path to find redemption in spite of her actions.

brit03.jpgBRIT #3
story BRUCE BROWN
art & cover CLIFF RATHBURN
editor ROBERT KIRKMAN

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 17
$2.99

After a long and deadly search, brother and sister are reunited, but what’s wrong with Brit? What has the government done to him? How did this happen? And with all that’s happened – how could things possibly get worse? The answer? Very quickly!

casanova10.jpgCASANOVA #10
Story MATT FRACTION
Art FABIO MOON
Cover GABRIEL BÁ

24 PAGES
2C
OCTOBER 17
$1.99

Ultra hot and super cool space-vixen Sasa Lisi and her none-to-thrilled associates at E.M.P.I.R.E. scramble as Zephyr Quinn’s infernal plot unfolds: Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? What if you were being filmed? What if everyone you knew were actors, playing up your paranoia trip to laugh at later? What if you were a victim of… the Secret Cinema?

TAGLINE: Asa Nisi Masa… open your mind and let the pictures come.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

compass03.jpgCOMPASS #3
story C.B. CEBULSKI & AKIHIDE YANAGI
art & cover RYUSKE HAMAMOTO

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 24
$2.99

Continuing her investigation into the deaths of their parents, Lola uses her conjuring abilities to speak with the spirits of the dead. This leads the girls to the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto where old magic remains a powerful force. The teens will have no time for sightseeing, though, as they are lead through a maze of temples and come face to face with the horrors that haunt them in their search for answers!

dynamo5_08.jpgDYNAMO 5 #8
story JAY FAERBER
art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 10
$2.99

ALL-NEW STORY! ALL-NEW PRICE!
It’s the debut of a brand new villain: Bonechill! But after the events of last issue, the Dynamo 5 team is in shambles, so they’re going have to confront Bonechill without two of their most powerful members!

elephantmenWT3acover.jpgelephantmenWT3bcover.jpgELEPHANTMEN: WAR TOYS #3 (of 3)
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art MORITAT
cover BOO COOK
variant pencil cover LADRÖNN

32 PAGES
BW
SEPTEMBER 26
$2.99

“VICTORY!”
Even in the face of blistering resistance, it seems that nothing can stop MAPPO’s advance across Scandinavia. But as Hip Flask comes face to face with the last vestiges of humanity in the frozen Scandinavian wastes, he discovers that only the dead see the end of warfare.

fellcover10.jpgFELL #10
story WARREN ELLIS
art & cover BEN TEMPLESMITH

24 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 31
$1.99

It had to happen sooner or later. A murder with a signature tells
Richard Fell that a killer he thought he put away years ago has come to Snowtown – and may be seeking Fell out.

glister02.jpgGLISTER #2
story ANDI WATSON
art & cover ANDI WATSON

64 PAGES
BW
OCTOBER 3
$5.99

“HOUSE HUNTING”
Glister’s hometown is competing in the national Bonny Village competition and Chilblain Hall is found wanting. Criticized for it’s tumble down appearance the Hall takes offence and goes off in a huff. Glister and her father are left without a home and the troll has nabbed the wishing well. With Chilblain Hall happily gallivanting around the world how will they be able to persuade their errant lodging back where it belongs?

gutsville06.jpgGUTSVILLE #6 (of 6) story SIMON SPURRIER
art & cover FRAZER IRVING

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 31
$2.99

The climax looms, with open rebellion boiling onto the slick streets of the city. As the final secrets are revealed and the NoSunMan – at last – plays his bloody hand, Albert Oliphant is forced into a desperate, deadly Communion… But what shattered remnants of Gutsville will remain when the uprising has run its course, and the Great Beast itself has played its part?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

invincible47.jpgINVINCIBLE #47
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 17
$2.99

Tether Tyrant and Magmaniac RETURN! After months on the run, these two dastardly villains have decided to make their move. Unfortunately for our hero, he’s in the wrong place at the wrong time. Invincible is in for the fight of his life – and this is just a bump in the road on the way to the status-quo-altering events of the big issue 50 in a few short months!

killinggirl03_cypress.jpgkillinggirl03_espinosa.jpgKILLING GIRL #3 (of 5)
story by GLEN BRUNSWICK
art & cover by FRANK ESPINOSA

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 10
$2.99

Death comes calling for someone close to Sara. Her subsequent capture by the FBI puts her in the hands of a few ambitious agents who clearly studied interrogation techniques at the navel base in Guantanamo. And if she manages to survive her current ordeal the Mafia is moving in to put her down for good.

madman_atomic_06.jpgMADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #6 story MICHAEL ALLRED
art & cover MICHAEL ALLRED & LAURA ALLRED

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 24
$2.99

Frank “Madman” Einstein and the Atomics have ganged up in an all out effort to save the Universe. But it will come at a tragic personal cost. Lives will be lost. And there will be no turning back, no reprieves, no sneaky tricks. Death comes calling for keeps! But for who? Who?!!

MICE TEMPLAR #2
story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art & cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 10
$2.99

Karic begins his studies in the martial disciplines of the legendary Templar under the tutelage of wandering knight Pilot the Tall, and experiences mystic dreams of the ancient battle between owls and bats for supremacy of the night sky. Stalking both is a vicious, scarred rival from Pilot’s past and the fall of the Templar. But neither hunter nor prey may possess the skills necessary to defeat the ravenous horde knows only as “The Many.”

parade02.jpgPARADE (WITH FIREWORKS) #2 (of 2)
story MICHAEL CAVALLARO
art & cover MICHAEL CAVALLARO

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 17
$3.50

After a violent confrontation with fascists, Paolo hides out until the furor has died down. But he is betrayed by his own sister, turned over to the fascist party and imprisoned! However, the real heartbreak to Paolo is the chain of events that surrounds her betrayal.
TAG: A tale in the tradition of historical epics such as AGE OF BRONZE and PERSEPOLIS!

repo05.jpgREPO #5 (of 5)
story RICK SPEARS
art & cover ROB G

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 24
$3.50

Killian 002’s heart has been “liberated” from his chest and it’s pandemonium as our Repo teams race to claim that slippery cardiac meat worth a fat fortune. All with an army of clones out for revenge and some escaped Bengal tigers getting their man-eater on. This is the endgame, kids, last Repo Man standing: Second place, a set of steak knives.

sorrow03.jpgSORROW #3 (of 4)
story RICK REMENDER & SETH PECK
art & cover FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA & EUAN MACTAVISH

32 PAGES
BW
OCTOBER 10
$2.99

Danni goes on the offensive against the residents of Sorrow as help comes from an unexpected source. The Shaman demonstrates the extent of his madness and Dalton discovers that some secrets are better left buried. Sorrow’s past is revealed, but will it be in time to help them escape before Black Dog closes in?

spawn175.jpgSPAWN #175
story DAVID HINE
art BRIAN HABERLIN
cover GREG CAPULLO

32 PAGES
FC
NOVEMBER 28
$2.95

The showdown! The Hellspawn known as Gunslinger hits town, aiming to bring Hell to the high plains. The townspeople have one chance of survival. One man will go up against the Gunslinger… if they don’t lynch him first.

godslayer06.jpgSPAWN GODSLAYER #6
story BRIAN HOLGUIN
art PHILIP TAN
cover JAY ANACLETO

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 24
$2.99

“RETURN TO ENDRA-LA”
The Godslayer returns once again to his homeland, the island kingdom of Endra-La, this time to fetch the bones of his slain lover, Neva. There, he’s confronted with ghosts – both past and present – and with the consequences of his onslaught on the land of his birth. Now, an old rival seeks to make him pay for those transgressions.

specialforces03.jpgSPECIAL FORCES #3 (of 6)
story KYLE BAKER
art & cover KYLE BAKER

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 31
$2.99

“Dudes, I don’t think this transport’s armored.”
“Thanks, genius. That explains the flaming headless corpse driving!”
“I can’t die like this. Who runs out of gas in Iraq?”
“INCOMING!”
ALL-OUT ACTION ISH!
Torture! WMDs! Bad intel! Mercenaries! You can’t make this crap up!
It’s like CIVIL WAR meets 52, except it’s darker and more realistic!

strangecases02.jpgSTEVE NILES’ STRANGE CASES #2
concept STEVE NILES
story DAN WICKLINE
art DAVID HARTMAN

24 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 17
$2.50

“THE ABATTOR”
This is our all-out werewolf action issue! Astan asks Ivy to look into the disappearance of local college students, which leads her to some very ferocious trouble at the slaughterhouse.

strangeembrace06.jpgSTRANGE EMBRACE #6 (of 8)
story DAVID HINE
art & cover DAVID HINE & ROB STEEN

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 10
$2.99

Alex continues to unravel the sordid secrets of Sarah’s involvement with Anthony Corbeau and his father, Edward. SPAWN and DISTRICT X writer, DAVID HINE, continues his gothic masterpiece.

suburbanglamour02.jpgSUBURBAN GLAMOUR #2 (of 4)
story JAMIE MCKELVIE
art & cover JAMIE MCKELVIE & GUY MAJOR

32 PAGES
FC
OCTOBER 17
$3.50

Things go from crazy to crazier as Astrid and Dave are set upon by monsters, but who is the mysterious figure that rescues them? And when secrets are revealed, what will it do to their friendship? Plus: Dave gets a detention! Oh, noes!

walkingdead44.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD #44
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

32 PAGES
BW
OCTOBER 31
$2.99

Everything is changing – starting now! It’s all been leading up to this, folks! Nobody is safe. Nothing will ever be the same. The biggest, most explosive story-arc in the history of this series starts right here, in this issue.

wonderlost02.jpgWONDERLOST BOOK 2
story C.B. CEBULSKI
art MIKE OEMING, SKOTTIE YOUNG & MORE
cover STEVE McNIVEN

64 PAGES
BW
OCTOBER 3
$5.99

C.B. CEBULSKI returns for the second volume of his autobiographical anthology taking us back to his youth for another round of adventures you have to see to believe. This second issue walks us through a series of teenage trials and tribulations as C.B. tries to “round the bases” and attain certain “goals” he set for himself growing up. Told in the same open and honest style as the highly-praised first issue, these slice-of-life tales are sure to take readers back to the more carefree times of their own youths.

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1 Comment

  1. JacinB
    July 23, 2007 at 3:45 pm — Reply

    I’m not sure what to think about the Walking Dead’s ‘Everything is changing’ slugline …

    Typically, when something like that happens, they either screw up everything that was great about the comic in the first place or they promise something ‘huge’ and then nothing really happens and it just stays status quo. Either way, the audience is left disappointed.

    Now, Kirkman has never been one to disappoint on this title. But, just the same, I sort of like the characters that I’ve come to know and, with a few of them already being shown to be killed off in the previews, I’m not sure that I particularly like where this title is headed right now. I’m almost sort of waiting for the lead character to strap a chainsaw on his stump and start telling us about the retail shopping miracles of S-Mart.

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