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Image Comics has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in January 2008. Take the jump for Invincible #50, The Astounding Wolf-Man, and Youngblood. Yes, Youngblood.

youngblood01.jpgYOUNGBLOOD #1
story JOE CASEY
art & cover DEREC DONOVAN
variant cover ROB LIEFELD

THE BLOOD IS BACK!
Beginning an all-new MONTHLY series starring the original celebrity superheroes in their greatest adventures ever! All your favorites are back: Shaft! Die Hard! Badrock! Cougar! Doc Rocket! Johnny Panic! A new administration demands a new Youngblood team, but there are darker forces at work. Is it just another shot at the fame game… or is there a greater destiny involved? Before The Authority… before The Ultimates… there was YOUNGBLOOD. The media blitz begins here!

JANUARY 9 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

OFFERED AGAIN: YOUNGBLOOD, VOL. 1 HC

76_issue01.jpg’76 #1 (of 8)
story B. CLAY MOORE & SETH PECK
art ED TADEM & TIGH WALKER
cover ED TADEM

Two continuing tales of Bicentennial street justice, featuring “Jackie Karma,” by B. CLAY MOORE & ED TADEM, and “Cool,” by SETH PECK & TIGH WALKER. Jackie Karma is a Sixties-era New York City karate master and street fighting legend who comes out of retirement to battle an old foe, while “Cool” features Los Angeles bounty hunters Pete Walker and Leon Campbell as they deal with runaway strippers, geriatric gangsters, drug-dealing dwarves and ex-porn star hit men.

JANUARY 9 • 32 PAGES • BW • $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

OFFERED AGAIN: BATTLE HYMN, VOL. 1 TP

cemetaryblues01.jpgCEMETERY BLUES #1
story RYAN RUBIO
art & cover by THOMAS BOATWRIGHT

“THE HAUNTING OF HERNESBURG”
Bumbling monster hunters Ridley and Falstaff are hot on the trail of their nemesis, the mysterious sorcerer Orlok. The trail leads them to the town of Hernesburg, where the heroes are asked to dispose of a lurking evil in the woods…only because the town’s own hunter has turned up dead!

JANUARY 16 • 32 PAGES • FC• $3.50

TAG: From the artist of The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo comes an off-kilter story sure to make you chuckle with delight!

invincible50.jpgINVINCIBLE #50
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art RYAN OTTLEY, CORY WALKER & BILL CRABTREE
cover RYAN OTTLEY & VAL STAPLES

It’s all been building to this. After five long years, the best superhero comic book in the universe has reached its monumental FIFTIETH ISSUE! Invincible and Cecil Stedman face off and after this issue, nothing will ever be the same. Also in this issue, Science Dog returns in an all-new back-up story… and the ORIGIN OF CECIL STEDMAN!

JANUARY 23 • 48 PAGES • FC • $4.99

OFFERED AGAIN: INVINCIBLE, VOL. 8 TP

jackstaff_special_01.jpgJACK STAFF SPECIAL #1
story PAUL GRIST
art & cover PAUL GRIST

He’s called Molachi the Immortal. The Eternal Warrior couldn’t stop him. Nor could Charlie Raven, the greatest escapologist of the Victorian Age. Now he’s turned up in Castletown, and it’s Jack Staffs turn to try to stop the unstoppable! This self-contained story is an ideal introduction to JACK STAFF, the critically acclaimed superhero comic, now monthly from Image Comics.

JANUARY 16 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

OFFERED AGAIN: JACK STAFF, VOL. 3 TP

mruniverse.jpgMR. UNIVERSE (ONE-SHOT)
story VASSILIS GOGTZILAS & K. I. ZACHOPOULOS
art & cover VASSILIS GOGTZILAS

Everybody needs Mr. Universe – the superhero whose adventures ring throughout the cosmos! Day and night, he watches over the city, offering help to the helpless! Without the luxury of a secret identity, unable to remain invisible among the crowds, he continues to fulfill his duty! Mr. Universe! The restless superhero! At least, that’s what Tommy thought…

TAG: Mr. Universe can turn your favorite superhero to dust at anytime!

JANUARY 9 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

newworldorder01.jpgNEW WORLD ORDER #1
story GUSTAVO HIGUERA
art GIUSEPPE DE LUCA
cover JUAN FERREYRA

“DAWN OF A NEW DAY”
Inspired by the research of occult master Jordan Maxwell — the man who exposed the Illuminati — New World Order is the untold story of the “Lonely Ones”, the real-life truth seekers who are attempting to awaken the masses to a world that is torn between its own unlimited potential for greatness…and self-destruction!

JANUARY 23 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

sharkman01.jpgSHARK-MAN #1
story STEVE PUGH, DAVE ELLIOTT & MICHAEL TOWN
art & cover STEVE PUGH

Utopia. The quest for it has destroyed the lives of many men.
Alan Gaskill has created a beautiful new city, New Venice, at sea off the coast of California: a place with sun, with no crime and with no worries. But that is about to change. A cancer has slowly been growing inside the city, threatening its very existence. Alan won’t let that happen – he’s willing to put his life and those of his family at risk to stop it.

JANUARY 3 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

webcomics_newcover.jpgHOW TO MAKE WEBCOMICS TP
written by BRAD GUIGAR, DAVE KELLETT, SCOTT KURTZ & KRIS STRAUB

Finally, a book about how to make Web comics from some guys who actually know how to do it!

For years, young, creative men and women have dreamed about making a living from their comic strips. But until recently their only avenue of success was through a syndicate or publisher. Now, more and more cartoonists are doing it on their own and self-publishing their comic strips on the web. With the right amount of work, knowledge and luck, so can you!

JANUARY 16 • 290 PAGES • BW • $12.99

OFFERED AGAIN: PvP, VOL. 1 TP

wolfman_vol1_tp.jpgTHE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN, VOL. 1 TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover JASON HOWARD

When Gary Hampton is mauled and left for dead, his life takes a drastic turn. Gary is cursed. When the moon is full, he transforms into a beast of the night: a werewolf. This curse will not be used for evil – witness the birth of the world’s most unlikely new superhero: WOLF-MAN! Brought to you by the writer of THE WALKING DEAD and INVINCIBLE!

Collects THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #1-4.

JANUARY 3 • 96 pg • FC • $9.99

bombqueen3_tpb.jpgBOMB QUEEN III: BOMBSHELL TP
story JIMMIE ROBINSON
art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

“THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE LOVELY”
The girls go wild as Bomb Queen faces the greatest challenge to her authority yet! With special guest stars Blacklight and Rebound – and enough jokes, innuendos and sight gags to make a sailor blush! Let’s face it: It’s another 128 pages of JUST PLAIN WRONG!

JANUARY 23 • 128 PAGES • FC • $14.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

OFFERED AGAIN: BOMB QUEEN, VOL. 2 TP

stoneheart.jpgCAPTAIN STONEHEART & THE TRUTH FAIRY HC
story JOE KELLY
art & cover CHRIS BACHALO

BEN 10 creator, JOE KELLY and X-MEN artist, CHRIS BACHALO, craft a grim but beautiful tale of broken bones and broken hearts, featuring characters created for RICHARD STARKINGS’ ELEPHANTMEN series. This special hardcover edition features BACHALO’s pencil artwork and JOE KELLY’s full script and a special Audio CD reading of the story.

JANUARY 9 • 80 PAGES • FC • $19.99

OFFERED AGAIN: ELEPHANTMEN 1000-PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE

noblecauses_omnibus_vol1.jpgNOBLE CAUSES ARCHIVES, VOL. 1 TPB
story JAY FAERBER
art VARIOUS
cover FRAN BUENO

The earliest adventures of the world-famous Noble family are collected for the first time in one volume! Normal girl Liz Donnelly marries super-hero Race Noble and gets a firsthand look at the inner workings of the celebrity super-heroes. Behind the glamour and wonder lie dark secrets, ruthless ambition and twisted desires.

Collects NOBLE CAUSES FIRST IMPRESSIONS, NOBLE CAUSES #1-4, NOBLE CAUSES: FAMILY SECRETS #1-4, NOBLE CAUSES: DISTANT RELATIVES #1-4, and the NOBLE CAUSES ongoing series #1-12.

JANUARY 30 • 598 PAGES • BW • $19.99

SAVAGE DRAGON ARCHIVES, VOL. 3 TP
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN

Savage Dragon was dead, to begin with and by the end of this earth-shattering epic the world he knew was dead as well. Featuring the resurrection of the Savage Dragon, the return of OverLord, the resurgence of the Vicious Circle and the revenge of Darklord. All this and Dragon gets married, gets widowed and gets small. It’s 25 action-packed issues of fandom’s favorite fin-head! A thrill on every page!

Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #51-75

JANUARY 30 • 576 PAGES • BW • $19.99

strangegirl_vol4.jpgSTRANGE GIRL, VOL. 4: GOLDEN LIGHTS TP
story RICK REMENDER
art & cover PETER BERGTING

With the fate of all existence on the line, Bethany must look deep into her heart and choose between her ideology and eternal reward. Everyone gets his or her heart’s desire… and everyone dies. RICK REMENDER’s critically applauded series comes to its heart-wrenching conclusion illustrated masterfully by Swedish artist Peter Bergting.

JANUARY 16 • 96 PAGES • FC • $13.99

OFFERED AGAIN, STRANGE GIRL, VOL. 3 TP

luchalibre_panda2.jpgEL PANDA ORIGINAL
design GOBI & JERRY FRISSEN
sculpt MONSTER5

Tequila’s childhood nemesis in glorious 3D rotocast vinyl. Comes with a removable hat and in a full color box.

JANUARY 3 • 8” • VINYL ROTOCAST • $59.99

luchalibre_minigobi01.jpgMINI GOBI ORIGINAL
design GOBI
sculpt MONSTER5

The cartoonist of Tequila becomes his own Luchador! This non-articulated rotocast vinyl figure comes in a polybag with header card.

JANUARY 3 • 4” • VINYL ROTOCAST • $14.99

afterthecape2_03.jpgAFTER THE CAPE II #3 (of 3)
story HOWARD WONG & JIM VALENTINO
art & cover SERGIO CARRERA

”’TIL DEATH DO US PART”
This fan-favorite series comes to a shocking conclusion as Ethan reaps the consequences of his life choices! A must-read for the serious comics fan! Gripping. Compelling. Powerful!

JANUARY 3 • 24 PAGES • BW • $2.99

TAG: “…the black-and-white art looks too lovely not to give it a try!” – BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, Y: THE LAST MAN, EX MACHINA

OFFERED AGAIN: AFTER THE CAPE II #1
AFTER THE CAPE II #2

wolfman05.jpgTHE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #5
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover JASON HOWARD

Hero or Villain? The time has come for Gary Hampton, The Astounding Wolf-Man to make his choice. Can he contain the beast within… or will he succumb to the bloodlust?

JANUARY 3 • 32 pg • FC • $2.99

brit06.jpgBRIT #6
story BRUCE BROWN
art & cover CLIFF RATHBURN
edited by ROBERT KIRKMAN

The endgame is HERE! The mastermind behind the current troubles Brit has experienced: EXPOSED! Brit’s sister’s name: REVEALED! All this and the stage is set for the next senses-shattering story arc, starting next issue! If you haven’t been reading Brit, this is the one to get.

JANUARY 9 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

casanova12.jpgCASANOVA #12
Story MATT FRACTION
Art FABIO MOON
Cover GABRIEL BÁ

As Sasa Lisi unravels the mystery of Casanova’s disappearance, the girl with the most daddy issues in the world comes gunning for daddy’s secret spy moon base in a no-holds-barred bloodbath. All hell breaks loose as Zephyr and her psychotic boyfriend Kubark Benday come to E.M.P.I.R.E. to settle some family scores. And by “settle some family scores,” we mean “kill everything that moves.” Find out why GQ calls CASANOVA, “Devastatingly geeky – and brilliant.”

JANUARY 23• 24 PAGES • 2C • $1.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

the_circle_03.jpgTHE CIRCLE #3
story BRIAN REED
art & cover IAN HOSFELD

“THE GOLIATH TRAP,” Part Three
The new series from best-selling writer BRIAN REED (NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI, MS. MARVEL) and artist IAN HOSFELD continues! As the Goliath missile train races across Kazakhstan, time is running out for The Circle to stop the insane Agent Y!

JANUARY 16 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

crawlspace_xxx04.jpgCRAWL SPACE #4
story RICK REMENDER, KIERON DWYER & TONY MOORE
art KIERON DWYER
covers KIERON DWYER & TONY MOORE

The surviving members of the crew find themselves trapped between the flesh eating monsters that have taken over the city and a ruthless mafia crew dead set on payback. The convoy isn’t coming. There is no way in or out of Los Angeles. The end is here.

JANUARY 23• 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

dynamo5_11.jpgDYNAMO 5 #11
story JAY FAERBER
art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

Slingshot is caught in a trap set by some powerful men who bear a grudge against her adopted father. The rest of Dynamo 5 wants to help her, but there’s one person standing in their way: Maddie Warner.

JANUARY 9 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

elephantmen013cover.jpgelephantmen013bcover.jpgELEPHANTMEN #13
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art MORITAT
covers KEVIN EASTMAN & BOO COOK

SPORE WARS!
Don’t go down to the beach in Santa Monica today, people are dying – and it’s not because they didn’t put on their sun block! LAPD’s resident Elephantman, Lieutenant Trench, investigates and what he finds isn’t pretty.

JANUARY 30 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

fearless_03.jpgFEARLESS #3 (of 4)
story MARK SABLE & DAVID ROTH
art & cover P.J. HOLDEN

In this penultimate issue, the villain who cut off Fear’s drug supply is finally revealed. A foe Fear could never have anticipated, with a history mirroring his own, has kidnapped their mentor…the man who created the drug both men crave. Rescuing him is Fear’s last chance to avoid slipping into a crippling withdrawal. 30 FULL PAGES OF STORY!

JANUARY 3 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

graveslinger04.jpgGRAVESLINGER #4 (OF 4)
story SHANNON ERIC DENTON & JEFF MARIOTTE
art & cover JOHN CBOINS

It’s all-out chaos for Frank Timmons, as the range war explodes in fire and destruction. Amid the gunplay, Frank has to keep an eye on his real target: Bart Bevard and his gang of undead killers. This is the explosive conclusion that you won’t want to miss!

TAG: “GRAVESLINGER combines two genres that I truly love: Westerns and zombie horror. What other reason do you need to check out this cool, new book?” –JOE MADUREIRA, ULTIMATES 3

“Mariotte, Denton and Cboins are creators whose love of comics pours onto the page. GRAVESLINGER is a definite must-read!”- STEVE NILES, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT

JANUARY 9 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

hawaiiandick03.jpgHAWAIIAN DICK #3
story B. CLAY MOORE
art SCOTT CHANTLER & STEVEN GRIFFIN
cover STEVEN GRIFFIN

“SCREAMING BLACK THUNDER,” Part Three
Byrd and the World War II flying squadron Screaming Black Thunder work to solve the mystery of the murderous Japanese Zero. Meanwhile, Mo investigates an attack on the squadron’s leader, and hears a frightening name from the past. Plus: a Kahami back-up story by HAWAIIAN DICK co-creator STEVEN GRIFFIN!

JANUARY 23 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

infinitehorizon02.jpgINFINITE HORIZON #2 (of 6)
story GERRY DUGGAN & PHIL NOTO
art & cover PHIL NOTO

“RED SKY AT MORNING”
The Captain’s journey home takes a disastrous turn on the high seas when a rogue naval force targets him for destruction. The long war in the Middle East is complete, but the danger is far from over.

JANUARY 3 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

atomeve02.jpgINVINCIBLE PRESENTS: ATOM EVE #2 (of 2)
story BENITO CERENO
art NATE BELLEGARDE
cover CORY WALKER
editor ROBERT KIRKMAN

From the pages of INVINCIBLE! You know her, you love her – it’s the girl after Invincible’s heart: ATOM EVE! Find out how she got her powers and what shaped her into the woman she is today. ROBERT KIRKMAN presents a tale of tragedy and triumph that will have lasting effects on the INVINCIBLE series.

JANUARY 3 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

luchalibre03.jpgLUCHA LIBRE #3
story JERRY FRISSEN
art FABIEN M., GOBI, BILL,
WITKO, TANQUERELLE
cover FABIEN M.

The Tikitis thought spending their retirement on a Polynesian island was a good idea. Someone should have told them about the voodoo zombies and ferocious savages that inhabit their tropical paradise! Tequila’s married life gets rockier with the arrival of the Pom Pom Ninjas, El Panda and Paquito Furioso. Plus: plenty of comic mischief in “Luchadoritos” and “Professor Furia.”

JANUARY 3 • 48 PAGES • FC • $5.99

madman_ac_08.jpgMADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #8 story MICHAEL ALLRED
art & cover MICHAEL ALLRED & LAURA ALLRED

A fantastic jumping-on point for new readers! Frank “Madman” Einstein thinks he has lost everything he loves and must find some way to get it all back. Is it as simple as pushing a cosmic “reset button” and taking his vitamins? Find out in this exciting issue!

JANUARY 23 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

micetemplar03.jpgMICE TEMPLAR #3
story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art & cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING

Karic and his mentor Pilot find themselves caught between the ravenous hunger of “The Many,” the fearsome, hooded pursuer from the Templar’s past, and a horrifying creature that exists as a living nightmare.

JANUARY 16 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

OFFERED AGAIN: MICE TEMPLAR #1 (CURRENT PRINTING)

overman02.jpgOVERMAN #2 (of 5)
story SCOTT REED
art & cover SHANE WHITE

Pittsburgh, the year 2135. Omakon agent Nathan Fisher relives a horrifying event in his past that will forever alter his future, while encountering a mysterious, shadowy being called the Atomic Clock. Narrowly escaping, Nathan finds the culprit behind the stolen data he was ordered to retrieve, along with an apocalyptic warning he can’t ignore.

TAG: A FINAL VISION OF THE FUTURE FROM IMAGE COMICS.

JANUARY 3 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

paxromana3.jpgPAX ROMANA #3 (of 4)
story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art & cover JONATHAN HICKMAN

“NICAEA AND ON”
The Empire divided, the Word rewritten. Tough choices face the army of the future as enemies become allies and friends go separate ways.

JANUARY 30 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

proof04.jpgPROOF #4
story ALEX GRECIAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

Proof arrives just in time to prevent another murder, but El Chupacabra’s been waiting for him and she has a few surprises under her skin.

JANUARY 30 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

pvp40.jpgPvP #40
story SCOTT KURTZ
art & cover SCOTT KURTZ

PvPers ASSEMBLE!
Discover the pop-culture phenom that’s captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands of online readers. In this issue: Francis’ adoration for a popular kid at school has him convinced that he might be gay.

JANUARY 23 • 24 PAGES • BW • $3.50

redmass02.jpgA RED MASS FOR MARS #2 (of 4)
story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art & cover RYAN BODENHEIM

“LIBERTY”
As things on Earth grow dire, we learn the history of Mars and the events that shaped his life. How does a man become king? How does a slave become free? How does a god become human?

A RED MASS FOR MARS tells the story of the last days of Earth and the one man who could save us all, but won’t.

JANUARY 9 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

savagedragon136.jpgSAVAGE DRAGON #136
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN

“PRISM ATTACKS”
The Savage Dragon faces Seattle’s greatest hero as an ancient evil bent on world conquest takes possession of Prism’s body. Meanwhile, She-Dragon faces the menace of Uglies Unlimited.

JANUARY 30 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

spawn178.jpgSPAWN #178
story DAVID HINE
art BRIAN HABERLIN
cover GREG CAPULLO

Sam and Twitch return to investigate a series of murders by an amnesiac vampire. The entire episode is told through the eyes of the vampire as he struggles to recall his unholy mission. Possibly the most offbeat Spawn story you will ever read!

FEBRUARY 27 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.95

godslayer08.jpgSPAWN GODSLAYER #8
story BRIAN HOLGUIN
art PHILIP TAN
cover JAY ANACLETO

“DIRE THINGS,” Part Two
The vengeance Goddess Praelyx embarks on a harrowing journey to the underworld to secure alliances in order to bring down the Godslayer. Meanwhile, Bairn and Dromo find themselves at the mercy of a powerful, mysterious being who could grant the Godslayer his freedom – or his doom! Epic dark fantasy: a must read for fans of FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER, Worlds of Warcraft, Elric and The Lord of the Rings.

JANUARY 23 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

the_sword04.jpgTHE SWORD #4
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

Dara’s act of self-defense spins her world further out of control.

JANUARY 16 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

walkingdead47.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD #47
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

Mother and Child. No one is safe.

JANUARY 30 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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