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Image Comics has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in August 2008.

golly01.jpgGOLLY #1
story PHIL HESTER
art BROOK TURNER
cover ANDY BRASE

The end times have been canceled, but some pockets of Hell didn’t get the memo. Heaven chooses a dimwitted, kindhearted, foul-mouthed carnival ride repairman to wage war on any demonic forces still bent on starting something come Judgment Day. Southern fried horror for fans of Preacher and The Goon.

AUGUST 13 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

guerillas01_cover.jpgGUERILLAS #1 (of 8)
story BRAHM REVEL
art & cover BRAHM REVEL

As the Vietnam War continues to drag on, the U.S. decides to implement their new secret weapon… Monkeys! GUERILLAS is the first issue of an action-packed miniseries which follows a troop of specially trained chimpanzees and the lone human soldier brought along for the ride.

AUGUST 20 • 50 PAGES • BW • $3.50

draculameetswolfman.jpgFRANK FRAZETTA’S DRACULA MEETS THE WOLF-MAN
story STEVE NILES
art FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
cover A FRANK FRAZETTA
cover B FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
cover C NAT JONES

In the wake of the legendary Count Dracula’s “final” excursion to England, the bloodthirsty count finds himself on the hunt for a beautiful peasant woman in a village living in the shadows of Dracula’s castle. Unfortunately for the seductive Count, someone else has eyes for the beauty, and that someone else just happens to be the fear-inspiring Wolf-Man! Prepare yourself for the battle of the year as vampire faces lycanthrope in a battle to the death!

AUGUST 13 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.99

monsterpileup.jpgIMAGE MONSTER PILE-UP #1
story TODD DEZAGO, ALEX GRECIAN, PHIL HESTER & ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover JASON HOWARD, ANDY KUHN, RILEY ROSSMO & CRAIG ROUSSEAU

ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN! FIREBREATHER! PERHAPANAUTS! PROOF!
If you’ve heard of any of these great Image Monster series, but just haven’t gotten around to reading them – we’re making it easy for you! MONSTER PILE-UP #1 features ALL-NEW stories by the regular creative teams of these four titles, specially designed to tell you everything you need to know about each series in compelling tales essential to each series! This specially priced issue is not to be missed!

AUGUST 6 • 24 PAGES • FC • $1.99

pro_4thprint.jpgTHE PRO (ONE-SHOT) NEW PRINTING
story GARTH ENNIS
art & cover AMANDA CONNER & JIMMY PALMIOTTI

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!

AUGUST 6 • 72 PAGES • FC • $7.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

roberts_01.jpgTHE ROBERTS #1 (of 2)
story WAYNE CHINSANG
art & cover ERIK ROSE

“ROBERT KENNETH SPRUNGER”
The Boston Strangler and the Zodiac Killer are alive and well, living amongst the old and dying of The Shady Lane Retirement Center. Surrounded by bingo tournaments and tea times, these two notorious serial killers quietly trade “war stories” about their golden years, two seemingly parallel pasts filled with violence and victims.

AUGUST 6 • 48 PAGES • FC • $5.99

devoid_cover.jpgDEVOID OF LIFE OGN
story RAFFAELE IENCO
art & cover RAFFAELE IENCO

Following the discovery of a mysterious hidden planet in our solar system a series of horrible deaths occur at an isolated observatory leading investigators to an alien plot that threatens all life on Earth by a guard of unstoppable ghostly alien creatures.

Cinematic science-fiction/horror for fans of The Ring and The Sixth Sense by writer/artist powerhouse RAFFAELE IENCO.

AUGUST 13 • 132 PAGES • FC • $14.99

godland_celestial_hc.jpgGØDLAND CELESTIAL EDITION, BOOK ONE HC (O/A)
story JOE CASEY
art & cover TOM SCIOLI

NOMINATED FOR A 2008 EISNER AWARD FOR BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM REPRINT!

See how the greatest cosmic superhero epic of the new century began! See Commander Adam Archer, Maxim, Basil Cronus, Nickelhead, IBOGA and more in all their oversized glory! What other book delivers the Secret Origin of the Universe? None! What other book squeezes your guts like an angry Torture-Bot? None! Only GØDLAND gives you everything you’ll ever need!

Collects GØDLAND issues #1-12 plus over 40 pages of cosmic-powered, behind-the-scenes extras!

360 PAGES • FC • $34.99

hawaiiandick_v3_tp.jpgHAWAIIAN DICK, VOL. 3: SCREAMING BLACK THUNDER TP
story B. CLAY MOORE & STEVEN GRIFFIN
art SCOTT CHANTLER, STEVEN GRIFFIN, JASON ARMSTRONG & SHAWN CRYSTAL
cover STEVEN GRIFFIN

Collecting the critically acclaimed first six issues of the new HAWAIIAN DICK series. The complete “Screaming Black Thunder” storyline is included, as is STEVEN GRIFFIN’s solo Kahami story “The Shift.” Also featuring the art of JASON ARMSTRONG (Lobster Johnson: The Iron Prometheus, FERRO CITY) and SHAWN CRYSTAL, and the extra features that made the first two trades so popular.

AUGUST 27 • 152 PAGES • FC • $14.99

OFFERED AGAIN
HAWAIIAN DICK, VOL. 1 TP
HAWAIIAN DICK, VOL. 2 TP

invincible_ultcol_v4_hc.jpgINVINCIBLE: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VOL. 4 HC
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

Witness Invincible’s transition from new hero just starting out to an established superhero! This volume collects Invincible’s violent battle with the villainous Reanimen, the invasion attempt by the Sequids from Mars and the introduction of the Viltrumite agent, Anissa. This is a can’t-miss for any INVINCIBLE fan and a perfect addition to any bookshelf.

Collects INVINCIBLE #36-47

AUGUST 6 • 336 PAGES • FC • $34.99

OFFERED AGAIN
INVINCIBLE, VOL. 1 HC
INVINCIBLE, VOL. 2 HC
INVINCIBLE, VOL. 3 HC

nwo_tpb.jpgNEW WORLD ORDER: DAWN OF A NEW DAY TP
story GUS HIGUERA
art GIUSEPPE DE LUCA & MANSYUR DARMAN
cover JUAN FERREYRA

Conspiracy theorists rejoice! Gus Higuera’s hit series is now collected into a MUST HAVE trade paperback geared to appeal to the intelligent fan! With expanded stories and exciting extras that make this collection stand out in the crowd! Expand your market and your mind as a new day dawns!

AUGUST 13 • 128 PAGES • FC • $16.99

PX!ad.jpgPX! BOOK 1: A GIRL AND HER PANDA (NEW PRINTING)
story MANNY TREMBLEY & ERIC A. ANDERSON
art & cover MANNY TREMBLEY

BACK IN PRINT!
PX! is the story of a young girl named Dahlia who – with the help of her giant and trusty Panda sidekick – sets off on an epic journey around the globe to save her missing father. Unbeknownst to our heroes, Dad has been kidnapped by Pollo, an evil goat mastermind bent on taking over the world, and it’s only a matter of time before Pollo’s twisted machinations will be unleashed. Will this unlikely band of misfits be able to stop Pollo in time, or is it already too late for Dalia’s dad… and the world?

NOMINATED FOR TWO EISNER AWARDS!

AUGUST 13 • 168 PAGES • FC • $16.99

runesofragnan_cov.jpgRUNES OF RAGNAN TP
story TY GORTON
art & cover JOSH MEDORS & JAY FOTOS

Delve into an epic world of Viking mythology spanning more than 1,000 years. Warrior kings touch the face of Odin, an ancient Druid order pulls the puppet strings of perception, a fire giant is unleashed from the depths of Muspell, two immortal brothers fuel mankind’s warring spirit across countless centuries, and at the center one woman battles to maintain a fragile balance. Step into a reality stitched of Nordic lore…join the hunt for the Runes of Ragnan.

Collects RUNES OF RAGNAN #1-4

AUGUST 6 • 136 PAGES • FC • $14.99

OFFERED AGAIN
THE HORROR BOOK TP

edgarallanpoo_book2.jpgTHE SURREAL ADVENTURES OF EDGAR ALLAN POO, BOOK 2 OGN
story DWIGHT L. MACPHERSON
art AVERY BUTTERWORTH
cover THOMAS BOATWRIGHT

It’s a clash of the titans as the forces of the Nightmare King collide with the armies of Terra Somnium in a battle to decide the fate of the Dream Child! In the end, Edgar Allan Poo must stand alone to rescue his mother and prevent the dark lord from trapping him in the realm of dreams…forever.

AUGUST 20 • 96 PAGES • FC • $12.99

OFFERED AGAIN
THE SURREAL ADVENTURES OF EDGAR ALLAN POO, BOOK 1 OGN

tellos_colossal_2.jpgTELLOS COLOSSAL, VOL. 2 HC
story TODD DEZAGO
art CRAIG ROUSSEAU, THOR BADENDYCK, CIRO TOTA, MAURICET & MORE
cover MIKE WIERINGO, ROB STULL & PAUL MOUNTS

Collecting all the rest! This massive, oversized volume collects all other TELLOS material beyond TODD DEZAGO and MIKE WIERINGO’s original ten-issue masterpiece! With artists HOWARD PORTER, ERIC WOLFE HANSON, CARLO BARBERI, DAVE TATA and European superstar CRISSE, this book contains “Maiden Voyage”, “The Last Heist”, “Sons and Moons” and the three issue, “Tales of Tellos!” Complete your collection today!

AUGUST 13 • 240 PAGES • FC • $39.99

OFFERED AGAIN
TELLOS COLOSSAL, VOL. 1 TP

ultra_tp_3rdprint.jpgULTRA: SEVEN DAYS TP (NEW PRINTING)
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

A new printing of the LUNA BROTHERS’ first acclaimed hit series, ULTRA, with an all-new cover!

In Spring City, where superheroes blur the line between law enforcement and celebrity, Pearl Penalosa, AKA Ultra, is a workaholic. She has earned a legion of loyal fans, a great career, and a perfect life. Or so she thinks. A chance encounter with a mysterious fortune-teller opens her world to new possibilities.

AUGUST 20 • 248 PAGES • FC • $17.99

OFFERED AGAIN
GIRLS, VOL. 1 TP
GIRLS, VOL. 2 TP
GIRLS, VOL. 3 TP
GIRLS, VOL. 4 TP

76_08_cover.jpg’76 #8 (of 8)
story B. CLAY MOORE & SETH PECK
art ED TADEM & TIGH WALKER
cover ED TADEM

In the concluding issue, Jackie Karma and the entire cast find themselves in the street brawl to end all street brawls, while in “Cool,” Pete and Leon are dodging bullets as Cherry Baum and Caesar finally face off over the missing drug money. Kicking, punching, shooting and clever dialogue galore!

AUGUST 6 • 32 PAGES • BW • $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

amory2_03.jpgAMORY WARS II #3 (of 5)
story CLAUDIO SANCHEZ
art GABRIEL GUZMAN
cover TONY MOORE

“THE SECOND STAGE TURBINE BLADE, PART VIII”
Mayo Deftinwolf releases the genetically altered Dragonflies, starting a bizarre mutation in the captive Coheed and Cambria, and setting Supreme Tri-Mage Wilhelm Ryan’s evil plan into stinging action. It’s all happening on Paris: Earth, as “The Amory Wars” continues – and Heaven’s Fence will NEVER be the same.

AUGUST 6 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

astoundingwolfman09_cov.jpgTHE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #9
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover JASON HOWARD

NOW MONTHLY!
Gary Hampton is on the run. His identity is public, and he is wanted for murder. His life has taken a drastic turn for the worse at a time when things seemed their darkest. Now he no longer uses his newfound abilities to help others, he must use them to stay alive!

AUGUST 27 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

bombqueen5_04.jpgBOMB QUEEN V #4 (of 6)
story JIMMIE ROBINSON
art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

“THE DIVINE COMEDY,” Part Four
Bomb Queen is forced from her city of crime and travels to Littleville, the city of divine. The extroverted Queen rips through the politically-correct town searching for the killer who framed her, and clues to defeat Littleville’s Hero, The White Knight, who can beat her.

AUGUST 20 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

brit11.jpgBRIT #11
story BRUCE BROWN
art NATE BELLEGARDE & ANDY KUHN
cover RYAN OTTLEY & KELSEY SHANNON
edited by ROBERT KIRKMAN

With the rest of the heroes down for the count, the fate of Other Earth rests on the shoulders of one man! It’s Brit vs. The Emperor: Winner takes all, loser, y’know…dies. This one is not to be missed, folks!

AUGUST 13 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

charlatanball03.jpgCHARLATAN BALL #3
story JOE CASEY
art & cover ANDY SURIANO

FIND ROMANTIC BLISS AT THE BALL!
Love is in the air between Chuck Amok and Donnarama – a match made in Chaos Magic Heaven! But can these star-crossed lovers face up to the realities of an adult relationship? Namely, the Fire Mage known as WRATHBURN!

AUGUST 20 • 24 PAGES • FC • $2.50

ROMANCE COMICS ARE BACK – BRINGING THEIR UNIQUE MAGIC WITH ‘EM!

deadspace06.jpgDEAD SPACE #6 (of 6)
story ANTONY JOHNSTON
art & cover BEN TEMPLESMITH

REAL SPACE. REAL TERROR.
Concluding the prequel horror series to Electronic Arts’ upcoming DEAD SPACE survival horror game! One by one the avenues of escape from the colony of Aegis VII are closed off. Survival seems impossible! But Neumann has a plan. Will it be their salvation? Or will the colony itself become nothing more than a dead space?

AUGUST 6 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

dynamo5_16.jpgDYNAMO 5 #16

story JAY FAERBER

art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

Introducing the new Dynamo 5!

AUGUST 13 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

elephantmen017bcover.jpgELEPHANTMEN #17
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art & cover ROB STEEN
variant cover ERIK LARSEN & BOO COOK

“THE MONSTER IS LOOSE”
Freed from his lonely prison cell, the Elephantman known as Tusk wanders aimlessly along the dark avenues and alleyways of Mystery City… until he is taken into the care of another lost soul, and then his problems truly begin…
AUGUST 20 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

firebreather04.jpgFIREBREATHER #4
story PHIL HESTER
art & cover ANDY KUHN

“ALL THE BEST HEROES ARE ORPHANS”
Duncan is faced with an unthinkable task in the shocking conclusion of our first story arc. Will he follow in his father’s footsteps and commit an unforgivable crime to secure his current way of life, or follow his mother’s lead and put everything at risk to preserve his humanity?

AUGUST 6 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

gemini04.jpgGEMINI #4 (of 5)
story JAY FAERBER
art & cover JON SOMMARIVA & FCO PLASCENCIA

Gemini’s journey of self-discovery puts him on a collision course with Dynamo 5!

AUGUST 6 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

godland26.jpgGØDLAND #26
story JOE CASEY
art & cover TOM SCIOLI

BOOK TWENTY-SIX: TRIP THROUGH THE WIRES!
It’s all happening! Commander Adam Archer has traversed the cosmos on an emotional quest, but he has no idea what awaits him on the edge of the universe! And on Earth, Nickelhead’s ultimate plan is in full flower!

AUGUST 27 • 24 PAGES • FC • $2.99

GØDLAND IS THE COMIC BOOK THAT MAKES YOUR BRAIN STEM EXPLODE! AND YOU LOVE IT!

hyperkinetic2.jpgHYPERKINETIC #2 (of 4)
story HOWARD M. SHUM
art MATTEO SCALERA & OSCAR CELESTINI
covers MATTEO SCALERA & HOWARD M. SHUM

Alicia, Shirley and Milla battle killer robots. Back at Hyperkinetic, Katiya and Tejigi complete repairs. Katiya decides to venture out into the alien planet. She encounters an unscrupulous alien who acts very bizarre.

AUGUST 6 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

ikillgiants02_cov.jpgI KILL GIANTS #2 (of 7)
story JOE KELLY
art & cover J. M. KEN NIIMURA

As Barbara continues to make her way in a world that just doesn’t get the importance of Giant Slaying, new players enter her tale – the new girl, the bully, and the psychologist. Will any one of the three crack through Barbara’s armor and reach the girl inside?

AUGUST 13 • 24 PAGES • BW • $2.99

TAG: REALITY IS OVERRATED.

infinitehorizon06.jpgINFINITE HORIZON #6 (of 6)
story GERRY DUGGAN
art & cover PHIL NOTO

“HOMECOMING”
The Eisner nominated series concludes back in America. The Soldier finally returns home to discover his land and family have been taken from him. He must fight one last time, not for his country…but for his family. Find out how volume one will conclude!

AUGUST 13 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

invincible55_cov.jpgINVINCIBLE #55

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

Omni-Man has been awaiting execution in a Viltrumite Prison for months, but Allen the Alien has different plans for Invincible’s father. The stage is set for the final confrontation with the Viltrumites – and it all starts here!

AUGUST 6 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

jackstaff20.jpgJACK STAFF #20
story PAUL GRIST
art & cover PAUL GRIST

Ben Kulmer confronts some dark secrets about his past and some darker secrets about his future when he learns the truth about The Claw!

AUGUST 27 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

madman_ac_12.jpgMADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #12
story MICHAEL ALLRED
art & cover MICHAEL ALLRED & LAURA ALLRED

“MADGIRL!”
This issue’s wraparound cover reveals for the very first time the debut of what may be the most exciting or controversial character to enter Snap City! This issue reveals the answers to many of the mysteries that have been brewing in the Madman universe.

AUGUST 20 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

noblecauses37.jpgNOBLE CAUSES #37
story JAY FAERBER
art YILDIRAY CINAR & RYAN VERA
cover RYAN OTTLEY & RYAN VERA

It’s probably the best super-hero team-up in the universe, as Invincible guest stars! He and Zephyr has been friends for a while, but were they ever more than friends? Zephyr’s husband wants to know!

AUGUST 20 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

perhapanauts05_cov.jpgTHE PERHAPANAUTS #5

story TODD DEZAGO
art & cover CRAIG ROUSSEAU

“TRIANGLE,” Conclusion
It has all been building to this! Mothman War! All of Bedlam’s forces are out to defend agains the attacking Tribe of Mothmen while Choopie finds himself alone in an abandoned Bedlam…and up against a very deadly enemy!

AUGUST 20 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

proof11.jpgPROOF #11
story ALEX GRECIAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

“THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO,” Part Two
Giant alligators fight a golem in New York’s sewers! A religious cult thinks that Proof is the devil! And what is an ink monkey? Sound like too much for one comic book? Then you haven’t seen Proof!

AUGUST 27 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

redmass03.jpgA RED MASS FOR MARS #3 (of 4)

story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art & cover RYAN BODENHEIM

“EQUALITY”
As the son of Mars, Phobos, leads the returning heroes in a battle over the Earth, we find out the reason why Mars refuses to save the world and the history of why he abandoned the Earth.

AUGUST 13 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

savagedragon139.jpgSAVAGE DRAGON #139
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN

“ENTER: INVINCIBLE”
The Savage Dragon’s quest to find his wife is coming to its cataclysmic conclusion as our harrowed hero heads to Baltimore and an encounter with Invincible. Dragon’s tour of the Image Universe continues.

AUGUST 27 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

spawn184.jpgSPAWN #184

story DAVID HINE
art & cover BRIAN HABERLIN & GEIRROD VAN DYKE

The end of an era. When Al Simmons was murdered, he made a deal with the demon Malebolgia and became a Hellspawn so that he could return from the grave. Now he faces death once again and this time there is nothing that can save him from the jaws of Hell.

AUGUST 27 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.95

vix_03.jpgVIX #3 (of 3)
story RANTZ A. HOSELEY
art & cover MATTHEW HUMPHREYS

“GOOD ENOUGH”
In the final issue of this miniseries, Vix is forced to make the hardest choice of her life. With the blinders torn away, and the discovery of the true nature of her abilities, she must decide: Will the truth break her, or will she stay true to what she believes?

AUGUST 27 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

walkingdead54_cov.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD #54

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

All-out action!

AUGUST 20 • 32 PAGES • BW • $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

warheroes03_cov.jpgWAR HEROES #3 (of 6)
story MARK MILLAR
art & cover TONY HARRIS
inks CLIFF RATHBURN
colors JD METTLER

After weeks of training, the recruits finally get to try out their super-powers on real-life targets, as Project Olympus marches en masse across the Middle East, much to the horror of the world at large. But things are not as simple as they seem, and Calvin’s poster-boy brother is up to something.

AUGUST 27 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

youngblood07.jpgYOUNGBLOOD #7
story JOE CASEY
art DEREC DONOVAN
covers DEREC DONOVAN & ROB LIEFELD

The Televillain has delivered the highest ratings of his career! The new Youngblood chases the almighty dollar! But the real heroes are finally ready to take it all back! Also this issue: a mind-blowing, senses-shattering secret is finally revealed – and the consequences are staggering.

AUGUST 27 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

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2 Comments

  1. May 19, 2008 at 2:45 pm — Reply

    Out of all of those, the ULTRA: SEVEN DAYS reprint is the one that has me the most excited. That was a great superhero series that my wife absolutly loved! Got a wife or g/f that doesn’t like comics? ULTRA is one to let her read. It’s Sex In The City of the superhero crowd.

  2. May 19, 2008 at 4:17 pm — Reply

    I’m not shocked to see Walking Dead missing.

    After a six-week wait between issues #48 and #49, the rumors on the Image comics boards are that issue #50 has been pushed back a full month from the initial release date — and that after Kirkman had made assurances to all of his fans that the book was done and at the printers.

    Honestly, despite the book’s immense popularity, I’m not sure how it can stand that sort of release schedule for very long.

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