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

spawn185.jpgSPAWN #185 – GEM OF THE MONTH
story TODD McFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN
art WHILCE PORTACIO & TODD McFARLANE
cover TODD McFARLANE
variant covers WHILCE PORTACIO, GREG CAPULLO

What new surprises can come out of a book that’s been around more than 180 issues? A LOT! Featuring a brand-new creative team and the return of two Image Comics founders – TODD McFARLANE and WHILCE PORTACIO! Get ready for an event as big as issue #1!

OCTOBER 29 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.95

walkingdead_cov56_clip.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD #56
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

FIVE YEARS OF THE WALKING DEAD!
From its humble beginnings five years ago The Walking Dead has grown into an undisputable cult hit.  In this special anniversary issue the characters we’ve grown to love look back on how this world has affected them, what they’ve gained and what they’ve lost… and a look ahead at where they go from here.

OCTOBER 29 • 32 PAGES • BW • $2.99

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walkingdead_covers_hc.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD, THE COVERS HC
commentary ROBERT KIRKMAN
art TONY MOORE, CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
cover CHARLIE ADLARD

In celebration of the Five Year Anniversary of THE WALKING DEAD, Image Comics presents a full-color hardback collection of the first 50 covers of the series, as well as covers for the various collected editions of the series, with added sketch material and commentary.

OCTOBER 1 • 120 PAGES • FC • $24.99

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walkingdead_calendar.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD 2009 CALENDAR
art TONY MOORE & CHARLIE ADLARD

12 of the most heart-stopping images from comics’ premiere horror series!

OCTOBER 1 • 8.5” x 11” • $14.99

elephantmen_fatal_hc.jpgELEPHANTMEN: FATAL DISEASES HC
story RICHARD STARKINGS, JEPH LOEB, KURT BUSIEK & JOE KELLY
art MORITAT, IAN CHURCHILL, STUART IMMONEN, BOO COOK & LADRONN
cover BOO COOK

A meteor falls in Santa Monica Bay, and the lives of Hip Flask, Ebony Hide, Obadiah Horn, Sahara and her father, Joshua Serengheti converge once again with far-reaching consequences for all.  Introduction by PIA GUERRA.

Collects ELEPHANTMEN #8-14.

OCTOBER 15 • 312 PAGES • FC • $34.99

firebreather_cov06.jpgFIREBREATHER, VOL. 2: ALL THE BEST HEROES ARE ORPHANS TP
story PHIL HESTER
art & cover ANDY KUHN

Following a carefully negotiated custody agreement overseen by the U.N., Duncan and his mother settle in a quiet little town in Utah. After a tumultuous assimilation into the local high school, a violent confrontation with a creature from his father’s past, and a courageous stand against his father Belloc, Duncan’s life gains a semblance of normalcy. That is, until a mysterious stalker begins to hound his every move, his high school crush rejects his affection, and his father asks him to commit the unthinkable.

Collects FIREBREATHER VOL. 2 #1-4

OCTOBER 15 • 160 pg • FC • $16.99

Mice_Trade_1_Cover.jpgTHE MICE TEMPLAR, VOL. 1: THE PROPHECY HC
by BRYAN J. L. GLASS
art & cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING
color WIL QUINTANA

Collecting the first six issues of the acclaimed ongoing series.  Before their fall, the Templar preserved the order of the natural world, maintaining the balance of life and death for all creatures.  But an ideological dispute pitted the noble brotherhood against itself, where they destroyed themselves in a vicious civil war.  Chaos descended in their wake, where predatory and scavenger creatures now reign supreme bringing anarchy to the night world of the Shadow Time.  Yet the young mouse Karic receives visions from the gods that their creator Wotan has chosen him to challenge the imbalance and restore the order of the fallen Templar.  And thus begins the first chapter in an extraordinary adventure of magic and wonder, faith and valor, and of one small mouse whose destiny might change the entire world.

Collects THE MICE TEMPLAR #1-6

OCTOBER 29 • 200 pg • FC • $29.99

outlaw_territory_cov.jpgOUTLAW TERRITORY, VOL. 1 GN

by Greg Pak, Joe Kelly, Khoi Pham, Dean Motter, Joshua Ortega, Steven Grant, William Simpson, Ivan Brandon, Andy MacDonald, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Max Fiumara, Johnny Timmons, Michael Woods, and more.

cover GREG RUTH

Outlaw Territory is a collection of stories from a rougher and grittier time in America. Tales of the old west from some of the best and brightest writers in the industry, lavishly illustrated by amazing talent both new and experienced. This book is sure to appeal to fans of such television and film as Deadwood and 3:10 To Yuma, as well as the work of No Country For Old Men author Cormac McCarthy.

OCTOBER 15 • 240 pg • FC • $19.99

screamland_tpb.jpgSCREAMLAND TP

story HAROLD SIPE
art & cover HECTOR CASANOVA

In the age of computer animation and special effects, where will the real-life monsters go? After decades starring in Hollywood’s top-grossing films, werewolves and mummies alike find modern-day LA far more frightening than any creature feature. Screamland sheds light on the creatures haunting the twilight of fame. All five issues of the critically-acclaimed series are now collected in one volume.
Introduction by Jason (Scalped, Ghost Rider) Aaron.

Collects Screamland #1-5

OCTOBER 29 • 152 pg • FC • $16.99

“Screamland, from the minds of writer Harold Sipe and artist Héctor Casanova, is a wonderfully biting satire along with a melancholy remembrance of a lost era all in one great package.” – Jonathan P. Kuehlein, MetroNews Vancouver

walkingdead_book4_cov.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD, BOOK FOUR HC
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
cover CHARLIE ADLARD

This hardcover features another 12 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues all in one oversized hardcover volume.  Perfect for long time fans, new readers, and anyone interested in reading a zombie movie on paper that never ends.

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #37-48

OCTOBER 15 • 304 pg • BW • $29.99

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youngblood_v2_tempcover.jpgYOUNGBLOOD, VOL. 2: VOTED OFF THE ISLAND TP
story JOE CASEY
art & cover DEREC DONOVAN

The brand-new YOUNGBLOOD library continues with this latest collection.  As Shaft and Co. go deep underground, the Televillain makes his move on a nation glued to the tube!  And who is this all-new, all-different Youngblood team that’s taken over the show?  Are their Q-ratings high enough to take on the evil of Mayhem, Inc?  All this and the secret of the mysterious Scion!  Loaded with extra features!

Collects YOUNGBLOOD #5-8.

OCTOBER 29 • 96 PAGES • FC  • $9.99

OFFERED AGAIN:
YOUNGBLOOD, VOL. 1: FOCUS TESTED TP

amorywars_cov10.jpgAMORY WARS II #5 (of 5)
story CLAUDIO SANCHEZ
art GABRIEL GUZMAN
cover TONY MOORE

MINISERIES CONCLUSION!
Coheed and Cambria are dead, Mariah’s Rebellion is destroyed, and Supreme Tri-Mage Wilhelm Ryan rules the expanse of Heaven’s Fence unopposed.  The final issue of “The Second Stage Turbine Blade” cuts to the quick – and all that remains is a bloody trail of death, destruction and self-immolation.

OCTOBER 1 • 32 • PAGES  • FC • $2.99

astoundingwolfman_cov11.jpgTHE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #11
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover JASON HOWARD

CROSSOVER PART TWO!
GUEST-STARRING INVINCIBLE!
In part two of a two-part crossover, Invincible sets off on a mission to bring the fugitive Wolf-Man to justice.  This issue continues from INVINCIBLE #57.

OCTOBER 22 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

brooklyn_cov02.jpgBACK TO BROOKLYN #2 (of 5)
story GARTH ENNIS & JIMMY PALMIOTTI
art & cover MIHAILIO VUKELIC

Lets face it; Brooklyn is a tough place to live. Add to that a pissed off marked man with a sawed off shotgun trying to save his family and you got some bloody fun as only GARTH ENNIS can deliver.  Bob Saetta and his old flame Maggie Mahoney travel back to the old neighborhood in Bensonhurst to shake up the unshakeable,  and realize that home sweet home has now become a blood-spattered hostile environment.

OCTOBER 22 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

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charlatanball_cov05.jpgCHARLATAN BALL #5
story JOE CASEY
art & cover ANDY SURIANO

THE GIRL IN THE BACK SAYS EVERYONE ATTACK!
The competition’s heating up!  Idea Gods vs. Fire Notions with a lowly show biz failure caught in the middle!  But who’s running the show?!  This episode — you’re gonna find out!  But… why does he look like Chuck Amok’s grandfather?!

OCTOBER 22 • 24 PAGES • FC • $2.50

GRAB THIS BALL!  THEN FIND ANOTHER ONE AND GRAB IT, TOO!  NOW YOU’VE GOT TWO!

deadahead_cov02.jpgDEAD AHEAD #2 (of 3)
story CLARK CASTILLO & MEL SMITH
art & cover ALEX NINO & MOOSE BAUMANN

“BAIT ON THE WIRE
Lost at sea and starving in a world gone to Hell where the living dead are free to feast to their morbid hearts’ contents, Captain Jack and his fellow survivors watch salvation sail into view.  But hauling themselves on board an abandoned luxury liner for sanctuary fear grips an already bickering crew! Everyone knows rats leave a sinking ship but this one’s still floating – So what happened to all of them? It isn’t vermin skulking in the shadows that has hooked them like bait on the wire, and deep down in the hull even worse nightmares wait in remorseless grim silence!

OCTOBER 15 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.99

dynamo5_cov18.jpgDYNAMO 5 #18
story JAY FAERBER
art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

The new Dynamo 5 team faces their greatest challenge as Tower City becomes overrun by an army of super-villains. Meanwhile, the original team begins to realize they’ve made a terrible mistake.

OCTOBER 15 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

firebreather_cov06.jpgFIREBREATHER #6
story PHIL HESTER
art & cover ANDY KUHN

It’s prom night for high school junior and crown prince of monsters, Duncan Rosenblatt, but finding a date is the least of his problems. How do you work in a battle to the death with your monstrous rival between the limo ride and the first dance?

OCTOBER 1 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

foureyes_cov02.jpgFOUR EYES #2
story JOE KELLY
art & cover MAX FIUMARA

Enrico witnesses his first dragon fighting match and learns the truth about the circumstances behind his father’s death. The seeds of revenge take root in Enrico’s heart, but will his plan end before it begins with the return of his older brother, Jack?

OCTOBER 22 • 24 PAGES • FC • $3.50

godland_cov28.jpgGØDLAND #28
story JOE CASEY
art & cover TOM SCIOLI

BOOK TWENTY-EIGHT: THE HORROR!
Neela Archer’s mission is revealed!  She’s a cosmic cleaner sent to eliminate an Entropist Assassin gone rogue!  But what role will Adam play?!  Galactic politics at its most severe! Two wrongs don’t make a right! The horror! The horror! (hence the title…)

OCTOBER 29 • 24 PAGES • FC • $2.99

GØDLAND IS BETTER THAN THE BEST SEX YOU EVER HAD!

golly_cov03.jpgGOLLY #3
story  PHIL HESTER
art  BROOK TURNER
cover  TYLER WALPOLE

The conclusion to The Were-Hog of Siloville comes screaming at you like a chicken-fried bat out of hell. Can Golly overcome not only the assembled forces of Hell, but his own intractable incompetence to save the earth as we know it? For fans of Preacher and The Goon.

OCTOBER 8 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

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guerillas_cov02.jpgGUERILLAS #2
story BRAHM REVEL
art & cover BRAHM REVEL

Private Clayton has come face to face with a troop of chimpanzee soldiers in the middle of the Vietnam War, but… are the friendly… or are they blood-crazed animals? All will be answered in the second action-packed issue of GUERILLAS!

OCTOBER 22 • 56 PAGES • BW • $3.99

hyperkinetic_cov4.jpgHYPERKINETIC #4 (of 4)
story HOWARD M. SHUM
art MATTEO SCALERA & OSCAR CELESTINI
cover MATTEO SCALERA & HOWARD M. SHUM

MINISERIES FINALE!
Alicia, Shirley, Milla and Katiya have to overcome a 70-foot giant robot to escape the crazy alien planet they are on. Girls! Laser guns! Giant robots! Super intense action!

OCTOBER 1 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

ikillgiants_cov03.jpgI KILL GIANTS #4 (of 7)
story JOE KELLY
art & cover J. M. KEN NIIMURA

The cold hand of fate closes around Barbara, driving her ever closer to the edge of sanity and an inevitable confrontation with giants both real and imagined. Friendships are betrayed. Coveleski is revealed. And Barbara comes face to face with the THING upstairs…

OCTOBER 8 • 24 PAGES • BW • $2.99

TAG: KNOW YOUR ARMOR.

invincible_cov57.jpgINVINCIBLE #57
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

CROSSOVER PART ONE!
GUEST-STARRING THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN!
In part one of a two-part crossover, Invincible sets off on a mission to bring the fugitive Wolf-Man to justice.  To be continued in THE
ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #11.

OCTOBER 8 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

jackstaff_cov21.jpgJACK STAFF #21
story PAUL GRIST
art PAUL GRIST
cover IAN CHURCHILL

Part 1 of a 2-part story.  The heroes of Castletown have to fight together against the menace of the Muddy Man!  Includes bonus stories featuring Alfred Chinard and Morlan the Mystic!

OCTOBER 8 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

kickdrumcomix02.jpgKICK DRUM COMIX #2 (of 2)
story JIM MAHFOOD
art & cover JIM MAHFOOD

All-new material here, including the exciting stories “Echo Chambers” and “Brian and Rod Shred the Battle of the Bands”. Great stories, beautiful artwork, all in a full color package! Highly recommended.

OCTOBER 29 • 48 PAGES • FC • $5.99

noblecauses_cov39.jpgNOBLE CAUSES #39
story JAY FAERBER
art YILDIRAY CINAR, RALPH NIESE & RYAN VERA
cover YILDIRAY CINAR &  RALPH NIESE

So why did Celeste marry a senile old super-hero? Find out this issue, as the facts surrounding the courtship and marriage of Colonel Comet and Celeste are finally revealed!

OCTOBER 22 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

Proof13Cover.jpgPROOF #13
story ALEX GRECIAN
art RILEY ROSSMO
cover RILEY ROSSMO & ERIK LARSEN

SAVAGE DRAGON! SCREAMLAND! The Image universe invades Proof for Halloween! THE SAVAGE DRAGON comes to the rescue when Proof’s arch enemy is finally revealed. With a special section written and drawn by the SCREAMLAND creative team!

OCTOBER 29 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

savagedragon_cov141.jpgSAVAGE DRAGON #141
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN

Spawn! Witchblade! Invincible! ShadowHawk! The Savage Dragon! Together, the greatest heroes of today unite to face the greatest heroes of yesterday! From the Golden Age of comics: Samson! Master Man! Silver Streak! Daredevil! Sky-Man! Thor! Bulletman! The Flame! This is the one it’s all been building toward! Dragon’s tour of the Image Universe comes to its dramatic conclusion in this, the grand finale to end all grand finales!

OCTOBER 29 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

sword_cov12.jpgTHE SWORD #12
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

What happens when a human attempts to kill a god? Dara’s battle with Zakros comes to an end.

OCTOBER 8 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

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