Image Comics Solicitations for July 2008

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Image Comics has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in stores July 2008.
comicbooktattoo.jpgCOMIC BOOK TATTOO OGN – GEM OF THE MONTH
by PIA GUERRA, JOHN REPPION, LEAH MOORE, DAVID MACK, MIKE DRINGENBERG, COLLEEN DORAN, JONATHAN HICKMAN, JAMES OWEN, ERIC CANETE, TED McKEEVER, JOCK, ANTONY JOHNSTON, DAME DARCY and over 70 more!
edited by RANTZ A. HOSELEY
cover JASON “STUNTKID” LEVESQUE

INSPIRED BY THE SONGS OF TORI AMOS!
Over 80 of the best creators from every style and genre, have contributed over 50 stories to this anthology featuring stories inspired by the songs of multi-platinum recording artist, TORI AMOS. Featuring an introduction by NEIL GAIMAN, with stories by creators such as CARLA SPEED McNEIL, MARK BUCKINGHAM, C.B. CEBULSKI, NIKKI COOK, HOPE LARSON, JOHN NEY REIBER, RYAN KELLY and many, many others, COMIC BOOK TATTOO encapsulates the breadth, depth and beauty of modern comics in this coffee table format book.

JULY 23 • 480 PAGES • FC • SC $29.99 • HC $49.99
LTD SIGNED & NUMBERED HC $149.99

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CBLDF_liberty_campbell.jpgCBLDF_liberty_mignola.jpgLIBERTY COMICS: A CBLDF BENEFIT BOOK (ONE-SHOT)
stories ED BRUBAKER, DARWYN COOKE, GARTH ENNIS, MARK EVANIER & MARK MILLAR
art SERGIO ARAGONES, DARWYN COOKE, JOHN PAUL LEON, SEAN PHILLIPS & DARICK ROBERTSON
covers J. SCOTT CAMPBELL & MIKE MIGNOLA

DEFEND YOUR LIBERTY!
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Image Comics defend your freedom of speech with LIBERTY COMICS, an all-new 32-page, full color comic book crammed cover-to-cover with work by many of today’s top creative talents. This mature readers anthology is printed in a high quality format and features all-new stories of THE BOYS and CRIMINAL as well as all-new creations from some of your favorite artists. All proceeds benefit the CBLDF and their efforts to protect your creative rights!

JULY 23 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.99

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FRANK FRAZETTA’S CREATURES #1
story RICK REMENDER
art PETER BERGTING
covers FRANK FRAZETTA, PETER BERGTING & NAT JONES (1/25 incentive cover)

Acclaimed writer RICK REMENDER (The Atom, Punisher War Journal) spins the untold adventures of Teddy Roosevelt, Rough Rider, President of the United States and paranormal investigator as he uncovers a plot concocted by a band of nefarious aliens in cahoots with a malevolent ancient Mayan demon to eradicate humanity and claim Earth for their own purposes. A merging of The X-Files, Ghostbusters, and Indiana Jones, Creatures promises high-adventure starting one of America’s greatest heroes of the early twentieth century brought to glorious four-color life by Swedish superstar PETER BERGTING.

JULY 30 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.99
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hyperk1.covB.jpgHYPERKINETIC #1 (of 4)
story HOWARD M. SHUM
art MATTEO SCALERA & OSCAR CELESTINI
covers MATTEO SCALERA, MIKE WIERINGO & HOWARD M. SHUM (50/50)

Four intergalactic highly skilled female bounty hunters pursue an elusive prey. They end up going through a wormhole and crashing on a weird alien planet. They now have bigger concerns such as giant killer robots and crazy aliens.

JULY 2 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

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ikillgiants_cover.jpgI KILL GIANTS #1 (of 7)
story JOE KELLY
art & cover J. M. KEN NIIMURA

Barbara Thorson is your new hero: A quick-witted, sharp-tongued fifth grader who isn’t afraid of anything. Why would she be..? After all, she’s the only girl in school who carries a Norse war hammer in her purse and kills giants for a living… At least, that’s what she’ll tell you…but where does the fantasy end and reality begin in the heart of this troubled girl? And what if she’s telling the truth?

Brought to life with unexpected tenderness by JOE KELLY (Supergirl, Action Comics, Deadpool) and breakout talent J. M. KEN NIIMURA, I KILL GIANTS is the bittersweet story of a young girl struggling to conquer monsters both real and imagined as her carefully constructed world crumbles at the feet of giants bigger than any one child can handle.

JULY 9 • 24 PAGES • BW • $2.99

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nocturnals_cover.jpgNOCTURNALS: CARNIVAL OF BEASTS (ONE-SHOT)
story DANIEL BRERETON
art DANIEL BRERETON, VIKTOR KALACHEV & RUBEN MARTINEZ
cover DANIEL BRERETON

Celebrate the return of Nocturnals with three rings of savagery in NOCTURNALS: CARNIVAL OF BEASTS. In the fully painted “Beasts”, Doc Horror unleashes an inner demon while settling an old score with a viper’s nest of disturbed scientists. “The Scrimshaw Crown” follows amphibian girl, Starfish, tracking a haunted sea monster. In “Candy Butchers,” Halloween Girl, the Gunwitch and Polychrome encounter toothsome carnies.

JULY 23 • 64 PAGES • FC • $6.99

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popgun_vol2.jpgPOPGUN, VOL. 2 OGN
by CLAUDIO SANCHEZ, JAMES KOCHALKA, RYAN OTTLEY, DEAN HASPIEL, JIM RUGG, FRANK ESPINOSA, ERIK LARSEN, PAUL MAYBURY, JAMIE S. RICH, COREY LEWIS, JOHN REPPION, LEAH MOORE, DANNY HELLMAN and more!
edited by MARK ANDREW SMITH & JOE KEATINGE
cover PAUL POPE

The original, critically acclaimed graphic mixtape returns in a new volume, once again mashing up the next generation of cartoonists with the some of the medium’s finest in stories covering nearly every genre and style imaginable!

JULY 16 • 460 PAGES • FC • $29.99

americanflagg_cover.jpgAMERICAN FLAGG! VOL. 1 HC (RES)
story HOWARD CHAYKIN
art HOWARD CHAYKIN, JAMES SHERMAN, PAT BRODERICK & RICK BURCHETT
cover HOWARD CHAYKIN

At last: AMERICAN FLAGG! — created, written and illustrated by HOWARD CHAYKIN and winner of numerous awards and honors, including nine Eagle Awards — available for the first time as a deluxe hardcover collecting the series’ first groundbreaking story arc!

Plus! Additional cover paintings, sketches and promotional pieces by CHAYKIN, a MICHAEL CHABON introduction, an afterword by JIM LEE, and as a special bonus – a brand-new AMERICAN FLAGG! story written and illustrated by HOWARD CHAYKIN exclusively for this edition!

Collects AMERICAN FLAGG! #1-14

JULY 16 • 440 PAGES • FC • $49.99
LTD SIGNED & NUMBERED HC $69.99

wolfman_vol1_tp.jpgTHE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN, VOL. 1 TP (RES)
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 #1-7

JULY 30 • 176 PAGES • FC • $14.99

cemeteryblues_tp.jpgTHE UNEARTHED CEMETERY BLUES, VOL. 1 TP
story RYAN RUBIO
art & cover THOMAS BOATWRIGHT

Collects the sold out Shadowline series “The Haunting of Hernesburg”, as well as the never-before-seen series “The Curse of Wallace Manor”! PLUS, it includes two unpublished tales of Ridley and Falstaff: “The Inconvenience Store” and “Let’s All Die in the Lobby!” This volume truly is a must have for all fans of humor and horror.

OVER 100 PAGES OF RARE OR PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN STORIES!

Join bumbling monster hunters Ridley and Falstaff as they battle evil forces, drink a few pints and destroy untold amounts of private property!

JULY 9 • 184 PAGES • BW • $16.99

elephantmen_wartoys_tp.jpgELEPHANTMEN: WAR TOYS TP
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art MORITAT
wraparound cover BOOK COOK

The prequel to Image’s hit series, ELEPHANTMEN finds Africa and China at war. The battlefield: Europe, recently devastated by a lethal virus. Enter: MAPPO’s soldiers, The Elephantmen. Even in the face of blistering resistance, it seems that nothing can stop MAPPO’s advance across France to the North. 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.

Collects ELEPHANTMEN: WAR TOYS #1-3

JULY 23 • 104 PAGES • BW • $9.99

madman_atomic_vol1.jpgMADMAN ATOMIC COMICS, VOL. 1 TP
story MICHAEL ALLRED
art & cover MICHAEL ALLRED & LAURA ALLRED

“EXISTENTIAL EXITS!”
This if the first collection from MICHAEL ALLRED’s acclaimed and groundbreaking new MADMAN series. Many story elements from the Madman mythos fulfill their promise in this volume collecting the “Madman in Space!” arc and the now legendary “Swiped From Dimension X” issue. Everything you need to know about where Frank “Madman” Einstein came from and where he’s going are contained herein!

Collects MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #1-7

JULY 23 • 208 PAGES • FC • $19.99

spawn_neo_noir.jpgSPAWN: NEO NOIR TP
story DAVID HINE
art BRIAN HABERLIN, BING CANSINO & GEIRROD VAN DYKE
cover BRIAN HABERLIN & GEIRROD VAN DYKE

This all-new collection features the most critically acclaimed issues of SPAWN in years. If you haven’t been picking up SPAWN, you should and this is a fantastic place to start. Includes the stunningly painted Gunslinger story arc!

Collects SPAWN #170-175

JULY 23 • 144 PAGES • FC • $14.95

76_07_mockup.jpg’76 #7 (of 8)
story B. CLAY MOORE & SETH PECK
art ED TADEM & TIGH WALKER
cover ED TADEM

JACKIE KARMA takes his fight to the rooftops of New York City, where the most unexpected ambush of all tests all of his abilities. In COOL, Pete and Cherry hatch a plan to spring Leon while Jimmy and Caesar “interrogate” Detective Logan. Meanwhile, Davey is still dead.

JULY 2 • 32 PAGES • BW • $2.99

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aletheia_03_nologo.jpgALETHEIA #3 (of 3)
story BOB LEFEVRE
art & cover BOB LEFEVRE

The mysterious Ruse reveals his true identity, only to leave Medusa with a stone cold choice that forces her to decide between love or death – with the fate of the Ancient Gods in the balance! Don’t miss the stunning conclusion to this acclaimed miniseries!

JULY 23 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

amorywars2_02.jpgAMORY WARS II #2 (of 5)
story CLAUDIO SANCHEZ
art GABRIEL GUZMAN
cover TONY MOORE

“THE SECOND STAGE TURBINE BLADE, PART VI”
Mariah Antillera makes a daring escape from Dil-Ariuth IX, but the rebellion may be doomed if Inferno can’t help Coheed and Cambria defeat Admiral Crom. General Mayo Deftinwolf lands his ships on Paris: Earth, but his increasing paranoia may destroy his plan for the Flies.

JULY 2 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

wolfman08.jpgTHE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #8
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover JASON HOWARD

NOW MONTHLY!
After last issue’s status quo-altering events, The Astounding Wolf-Man sets out to find the creature responsible for the wreck his life has become: The Elder. This issue marks the beginning of a new story arc, picking up right where THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN, VOL. 1 left off!

JULY 30 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

bombqueenV_03.jpgBOMB QUEEN V #3 (of 6)
story JIMMIE ROBINSON
art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

“THE DIVINE COMEDY,” Part Three
Bomb Queen licks her wounds after her defeat by White Knight. But she plots her revenge using the fanboys from Cape-Watch to uncover the hero’s secret power. Meanwhile, New Port City moves to dethrone the Queen. Plus: The debut of a NEW super heroine!

JULY 16 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

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brit10.jpgBRIT #10
story BRUCE BROWN
art NATE BELLEGARDE & ANDY KUHN
cover RYAN OTTLEY & KELSEY SHANNON
edited by ROBERT KIRKMAN

It’s the BRAWL TO END THEM ALL! BRIT! INVINCIBLE! DONALD! WOLF-MAN! TECH JACKET! Locked in battle with The Emperor! The fate of Other-Earth rests in the balance—but if that world falls—could our universe be next?

JULY 9 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

charlatanball02.jpgCHARLATAN BALL #2
story JOE CASEY
art & cover ANDY SURIANO

Chuck Amok and Caesar find themselves in a realm where magic is real – and it’s all worth fighting over! Demon Empty’s plan is moving along perfectly… so make room for the Dancing Swami Revue and the mythical creature they conjure up with their fancy footwork. And is there any giant magic chick hotter than Donnarama?!

JULY 16 • 24 PAGES • FC • $2.50

darkivory03.jpgDARK IVORY #3 (of 4)
story JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER & EVA HOPKINS
art & cover JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER

“FALL FROM GRACE”
Ivory struggles with the practical implications of becoming a vampire, while trying to figure out why it happened. Meanwhile, her best friend abandons her as she returns to the vampire’s underground club on a quest that leads her to the lair of voluptuous vampire villainess, Marie Antoinette.

JULY 16 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

deadspace05solicit.jpgDEAD SPACE #5 (of 6)
story ANTONY JOHNSTON
art & cover BEN TEMPLESMITH

REAL SPACE. REAL TERROR.
The infection has begun! The colonists of Aegis VII begin a desperate fight for survival in the face of the necromorph onslaught, as the true scope of their fate becomes clear. Can anyone escape before the colony is overrun?

JULY 2 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

dynamo5_15.jpgDYNAMO 5 #15
story JAY FAERBER
art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

Scrap is left to defend Tower City by herself when the rest of the team is busy attending to more important matters. But what’s more important than defending Tower City?

JULY 23 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

firebreather03.jpgFIREBREATHER #3
story PHIL HESTER
art & cover ANDY KUHN

The first action packed arc nears its earthshaking climax. The violent world of Belloc starts to threaten Duncan’s adopted hometown. Duncan has sworn to defend his friends and family, but will he have to become a murderer to do it? Should appeal to fans of Invincible and Runaways.

JULY 9 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

gemini03.jpgGEMINI #3 (of 5)
story JAY FAERBER
art & cover JON SOMMARIVA & FCO PLASCENCIA

Aided by a mysterious ally, Gemini goes rogue, and becomes hunted by The Constellation, the very organization that gave him his powers.

JULY 2 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

godland25.jpgGØDLAND #25
story JOE CASEY
art & cover TOM SCIOLI

BOOK TWENTY-FIVE: THE MOTHER CUTTER!
The final year of GØDLAND begins here! Adam Archer has an all-new mission – to breach the final frontier in the greatest rescue mission ever attempted! And introducing Leviticus and Vayikra! Why in the name of Iboga would you dare miss this issue?!

JULY 30 • 24 PAGES • FC • $2.99

invincible54.jpgINVINCIBLE #54
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

FIGHTMASTER AND DROP KICK RETURN!
They’re back from the future to alter the past – can Invincible stop them – or will he be lost in the time stream forever? Also in this issue: Kid Omni-Man saves the day!

JULY 2 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

jackstaff19.jpgJACK STAFF #19
story PAUL GRIST
art & cover PAUL GRIST

Sommerset Stone is a hunter, and his prey is The Claw – and just when Ben Kulmer thought things couldn’t get any worse… Plus: A bonus story featuring The Eternal Warrior!

JULY 16 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

luchalibre05.jpgLUCHE LIBRE #5
story JERRY FRISSEN
art BILL, GOBI, FABIEN M, TANQUERELLE, WITKO & OHM
cover BILL

Diablo Loco’s missing. The Luchadores 5 hit Huntington Beach to find him. Can they deny their lust for bikini-clad ladies to save their masked comrade? Plus: Tequila battles Bigfoot, the Tikitis take on a mad scientist, Profesor Furia passes gas and we discover our heroes’ traumatic childhoods in Los Triplicados.

JULY 2 • 56 PAGES • FC • $6.50

madman_atomic_11.jpgMADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #11
story MICHAEL ALLRED
art & cover MICHAEL ALLRED & LAURA ALLRED

“PHANTOMS OF PARADISE!”
Madman is given the chance to learn about his parents from his previous life, but first he has to complete a dangerous mission. He must spend the night in a mansion said to be haunted! If he survives, what will be the cost?

JULY 23 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

micetemplar06.jpgMICE TEMPLAR #6
story BRYAN J. L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art & cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING

As dissension is revealed within the Templar priesthood, Lord Wotan makes a powerful public declaration regarding Karic’s destiny, and Cassius is entrusted with a secret mission and a sacred task he no longer believes in.

JULY 30 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

noblecauses36.jpgNOBLE CAUSES #36
story JAY FAERBER
art & cover YILDIRAY CINAR & RYAN VERA

The Nobles are attacked from all sides, as they finally come face-to-face with the traitor in their ranks. But is there more than one traitor…?

JULY 16 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

perhapanauts04.jpgTHE PERHAPANAUTS #4
story TODD DEZAGO
art & cover CRAIG ROUSSEAU
flip cover JASON ARMSTRONG

“TRIANGLE,” Part Four
BEDLAM is evacuated! Between the recent infestation of Gremlins and the subsequent power outages, The Chief shuts the place down! Also, more on the fate of Karl! Will King Choopie be dethroned? And a Perhapanauts Extra! A Red Team Adventure! featuring art (and flip cover) by JASON ARMSTRONG!

JULY 16 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

prettybabymachine03.jpgPRETTY BABY MACHINE #3 (of 3)
story CLARK WESTERMAN
art & cover KODY CHAMBERLAIN

PRETTY Boy Floyd, BABY Face Nelson and MACHINE Gun Kelly go after Capone only to realize, perhaps too late, that it has not been Big AL who has been causing each member of the gangster trio such misery! But, if not Big Al, then who…and why?

JULY 2 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

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proof10-cover.jpgPROOF #10
story ALEX GRECIAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

“THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO,” Part One
Are there angels in America’s corn belt? That’s what Proof’s going to find out. Meanwhile, Ginger Brown returns to New York where she meets a golem. Again.

JULY 23 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

redmassformars02.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 king become a god? How does a god become human?

JULY 9 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

savagedragon138.jpgSAVAGE DRAGON #138
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN

From the pages of GØDLAND comes Adam Archer! Savage Dragon travels to New York and all-out action is the end result.

JULY 30 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

screamland05.jpgSCREAMLAND #5 (of 5)
Story HAROLD SIPE
art & cover HECTOR CASANOVA

They totally got the band back together. The dark rat pack assembles again, at last. Who’s gained the most weight? Who drives the nicest car? Questions abound as the filming of “Monsterhunter 3000″ begins. Will the gang get through a tough shoot without reverting to type?

JULY 16 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

spawn183.jpgSPAWN #183
story DAVID HINE
art & cover BRIAN HABERLIN

The most stunning revelation ever seen in the pages of SPAWN! Behind the scenes of human history, one man has been pulling the strings. Now at last, Mammon’s plans come to deadly fruition.

JULY 30 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.95

thesword10.jpgTHE SWORD #10
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

Dara has found Zakros. But that was the easy part.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

JULY 30 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

vix02.jpgVIX #2 (of 3)
story RANTZ A. HOSELEY
art & cover MATTHEW HUMPHREYS

“A SORT OF FAIRYTALE”
In this explosive issue, the comfortable life Vix knew is torn away. Unwillingly, she is thrust into the public eye in order to save her friends, and must face the terrible truth that she may have been betrayed by the person she believed in the most.

JULY 30 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

walkingdead53.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD #53
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

To the rescue.

JULY 16 • 32 PAGES • BW • $2.99

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warheroes02.jpgWAR HEROES #2 (of 6)
story MARK MILLAR
art & cover TONY HARRIS

BOOT CAMP!
The road to war continues as our country’s newest recruits train to become the super soldiers of tomorrow, but not everyone makes it out alive!

JULY 30 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

wildguard_insider_03.jpgWILDGUARD: INSIDER #3 (of 3)
story TODD NAUCK
art TODD NAUCK, ERIK REEVES & TRACIE MAUK
cover TODD NAUCK

Todd Nauck (American Dream, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man,) brings the last 16 of the exclusive WildGuard internet comic strips to the conclusion of this mini-series about the popular made-for-TV super team! Plus: Snapback recalls the day he told two of his fellow Tri-County Power Patrol members he was auditioning for WildGuard, and “Where Are They Now?” spotlights rejected contenders, Strong-Bot and Running Girl.

JULY 9 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

youngblood06.jpgYOUNGBLOOD #6
story JOE CASEY
art DEREC DONOVAN
covers DEREC DONOVAN & ROB LIEFELD

The new Youngblood experiences its first trial by fire! Meanwhile, the Televillain continues his reign of terror – and it will be televised! The question is, which heroes will get to him first? Plus, Badrock faces the challenge of his life! The new media onslaught continues!

JULY 30 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99