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Image Comics has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in January 2009.

americanjesus_v1cov.jpgAMERICAN JESUS, VOL. 1: CHOSEN TP
story MARK MILLAR
art & cover PETER GROSS

From the writer of WAR HEROES, KICK ASS and the Universal hit, WANTED! It’s the next MARK MILLAR graphic novel set to become a feature film! AMERICAN JESUS, VOL. 1: CHOSEN follows a twelve-year-old boy who suddenly discovers he’s the returned Jesus Christ. He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk and perhaps even raise the dead. How will he deal with the destiny to lead the world in a conflict thousands of years in the making?

JANUARY 14 • 72 PAGES • FC • $9.99

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souvenir_spearmint.jpgTHIS IS A SOUVENIR: THE SONGS OF SPEARMINT & SHIRLEY LEE OGN
by CHYNNA CLUGSTON-FLORES, JAMIE S. RICH, SCOTT MILLS, KIERON GILLEN, JAMIE McKELVIE, RICH JOHNSTON, SALGOOD SAM and many more!
cover JAMES PARSONS

In the tradition of Image’s bestselling COMIC BOOK TATTOO and PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF comes THIS IS A SOUVENIR, an all-new anthology showcasing the very best creators comics has to offer reinterpreting the popular music of indie Britpop band, Spearmint! Features over two hundred pages of stories from such names as Blue Monday’s CHYNNA CLUGSTON-FLORES, PHONOGRAM’s JAMIE McKELVIE and many, many more!

JANUARY 28 • 208 PAGES • FC • $29.99

moonmaid.jpgFRANK FRAZETTA’S MOON MAID (one-shot)
story JAY FOTOS
art TIM VIGIL
cover A FRANK FRAZETTA
cover B TIM VIGIL
cover C NAT JONES

JAY FOTOS (FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER, Locke and Key) and Tim Vigil (FRANK FRAZETTA’S DARK KINGDOM, Faust) team up for an epic tale inspired by one of FRANK FRAZETTA’S most beloved paintings: Moon Maid!

On the dead moon of Kyra, a sheltered young Maid is torn between good and evil. As she comes of age and the equinox draws closer, the Maid learns her true identity and what purpose she has in the universe.  The only trick is learning who she can trust…and how to survive her destiny!

JANUARY 14 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.99

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Spawn188_cov_previews.jpgSPAWN #188
story TODD McFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN
art WHILCE PORTACIO & TODD McFARLANE
colors JIN HAN

THE ENDGAME CONINUES!
Over the past several issues, SPAWN has experience the most dramatic series of twists in its long history.  Events that have rocked the status quo and echoed from the heights of Heaven to the pit of Hell.  But what does it all mean?  A young reporter following an obscure lead thinks he’s stumbled upon the answer.  As incredible as his suspicions may be, the truth is something far beyond his imagination.  Brought to you by TODD McFARLANE, WHILCE PORTACIO and BRIAN HOLGUIN.

JANUARY 28 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.95

dawn_halo_cov08.jpgDAWN, VOL. 1: LUCIFER’S  HALO 20th ANNIVERSARY TP
story, art & cover JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER

Dawn, the Goddess of birth and rebirth, helps Darrian, a young warrior, find his place in a post apocalyptic New York.  She gives him Lucifer’s Halo, and the forces of heaven and Hell descend upon him to take it back. Through blood & tears, Dawn leads Darrian to his destiny as the incarnation of her lover, the Horned God.

Collects issues #1-6.

JANUARY 7 • 208 PAGES • FC • $17.99

OFFERED AGAIN
THE ART OF JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER TP
JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER’S GIRLS & GODDESSES HC

gman_cov01.jpgG-MAN #1 (O/A)
story, art & cover CHRIS GIARRUSSO

From the creator of Mini-Marvels comes G-MAN, the newest superhero on the block!  Writer/artist CHRIS GIARRUSSO is unleashing the next wave of all-new kid heroes in his signature Mini-Marvels style!  Get in on the ground floor with the origin of G-MAN!  Learn how G-Man got his powers!  Meet his pals Billy Demon, Tan Man, Sparky and the Suntrooper, and follow their first adventure as they battle Mister Mental and Kid Thunder!  It’s more good, clean, laugh-out-loud superhero fun from CHRIS GIARRUSSO that you won’t want to miss!

JANUARY 7 • 64 PAGES • FC • $5.95

paxromana_gn_cover.jpgPAX ROMANA TP
story, art & cover JONATHAN HICKMAN

From the mind of comic book innovator Jonathan Hickman, comes the exhilarating time-traveling epic: PAX ROMANA. The creator of THE NIGHTLY NEWS brings his unique sensibility to science fiction and the result is a visually stunning look at a new history of the world.

PAX ROMANA tells the tale of 5000 men sent on an impossible mission to change the past and save the future.

Collects issues #1-4.

JANUARY 21 • 136 PAGES • FC • $14.99

sword_cov_vol2tp.jpgTHE SWORD, VOL. 2: WATER TP
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

Dara Brighton has discovered more information about the three powerful strangers who murdered her family.  Armed with this knowledge and the sword, her first order of business is to find Zakros, the one who murdered her sister, and make him pay.

Collects issues #7-12.

JANUARY 21 • 152 PAGES • FC • $14.99

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walkingdead_cov_vol9.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 9: HERE WE REMAIN TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

In the last volume we learned that no one is safe.  Now after the staggering losses they’ve sustained, Rick and Carl are left to pick up the pieces and carry on… knowing that they could join thier fallen friends and family at any moment.

Collects issues 49-54.

JANUARY 14 • 136 PAGES • FC • $14.99

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wonderlost_tp_cov.jpgWONDERLOST TP
story C.B. CEBULSKI
art KHOI PHAM, JONATHAN LUNA, PAUL AZACETA, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, ALINA UROSOV, ETHAN YOUNG and more!
cover TRAVS CHAREST

One of the most critically-acclaimed and best reviewed books of the past year is now collected into a single volume for the first time! Awkward kisses, nocturnal fumblings, broken hearts… ah, to be teenager in love! For most of us, these are things we’d prefer to forget, but in this autobrographical anthology, C.B. CEBULSKI shines the light on the romances of his past and shares some outrageous high school love stories! It’s Fast Times at Ridgemont High meets Mean Girls as we’re taken to bonfires, backseats and bedrooms in these touching and sometimes tragic tales. Told in an open and honest style that has garnered the individual issues praise across the publishing world, these slice-of-life tales are sure take readers back to the more carefree times of their own youths.

JANUARY 7 • 136 PAGES • FC • $14.99

“Writer C.B. Cebulski has a homerun on his hands. Wonderlost is a deeply, brutally honest autobiographical work that easily drags the reader into the swarm of emotions surrounding the teenage angst it portrays.” – Diamond Comics’ Scoop

“It is nothing short of excellence that all of these different artistic interpretations work well together . I recommend it because Wonderlost’s power is in its honesty.” – Broken Frontier

“You could give this book to 10 people and each could come away with a different emotion after a trip down memory lane.” -Silver Bullet Comic Books

“As is the case with any good autobiographical comic, this book’s greatest strength is the writer’s honesty.”- Eye on Comics

“Sure, we all have those stories from our awkward years. And some of them might even be as entertaining as the ones Cebulski tells us here, but I can’t imagine pulling them off as well as he does.” – Comic Book Resources

wolfman_cov12.jpgTHE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #12 (RES)
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover JASON HOWARD

As if Wolf-Man didn’t already have enough to worry about – here comes TRIPLE THREAT!  Are they here to hurt him – or HELP him?  This issue sets the stage for the next dramatic phase in the life of Gary Hampton, the Astounding Wolf-Man!

JANUARY 21 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

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BRIT #12 (RES)
story ROBERT KIRKMAN & BRUCE BROWN
art NATE BELLEGARDE
cover RYAN OTTLEY & KELSEY SHANNON

Brit’s son has been missing, replaced by a drone.  Brit’s brother is involved.  Brit will do anything to get his son back… but is it already too late?  A dramatic turning point in Brit’s life has been reached.

JANUARY 28 • 40 PAGES  • FC  •  $3.99

dynamo5_cov00.jpgDYNAMO 5 #0
story JAY FAERBER
art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

A “day in the life” of Dynamo 5. It’s the perfect jumping-on point at
the perfect price — only 99 cents! Featuring a text page that recaps
the entire series so far, this issue lays the groundwork for this
summer’s game-changing 25th issue!

JANUARY 28 • 16 PAGES  • FC  •  99¢

elephantmen_cov20.jpgELPHANTMEN #20
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art MARIAN CHURCHLAND
cover A MARIAN CHURCHLAND
cover B LADRÖNN & BOO COOK

“STAR BRIGHT”
Girl meets Elephantman. Girl falls for Elephantman. Elephantman loses perspective…

JANUARY 14 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

firebreather_cov06.jpgFIREBREATHER #6 (RES)
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?

JANUARY 21 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

foureyes_cov04.jpgFOUR EYES #4
story JOE KELLY
art & cover MAX FIUMARA

With his hands on a baby dragon, Enrico stands on the precipice of a new life.  But is the cost too high to bear?

JANUARY 7 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

silverwarrior_cov02.jpgFRANK FRAZETTA’S SILVER WARRIOR #2 (of 4)
story JOSHUA ORTEGA
art NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS
cover A FRANK FRAZETTA
cover B NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS
cover C NAT JONES

The Vikavian raiders have attacked Icelvald, and the Silver Warrior must now defend his homeland against this brutal new enemy. But the Vikavians have a secret weapon, and they’ve also brought along the legendary mercenary known as Morningstar. Will the Silver Warrior and his allies be forced to sacrifice their families in order to save their people? Get the exciting answers from critically acclaimed writer JOSHUA ORTEGA (GEARS OF WAR, THE NECROMANCER) and superstar artists NAT JONES (FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER, SPAWN) and JAY FOTOS (LOCKE & KEY, ’68) in the pulse-pounding second issue of this epic miniseries!

JANUARY 28  • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.99

godland_cov28.jpgGØDLAND #28 (RES)
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…)

JANUARY 21 • 24 PAGES • FC • $2.99

GØDLAND IS BETTER THAN THE BEST SEX YOU EVER HAD!

golly_cov05.jpgGOLLY #5
story  PHIL HESTER
art & cover BROOK TURNER

Golly’s battle with a coven of goth faux-vampires has resulted in his near death at the hands of their true vampire master. As Golly hovers between this world and the next will his insights from the afterlife prove enough to defeat the sinister bloodsuckers?

JANUARY 7 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

ikillgiants_cov07.jpgI KILL GIANTS #7 (of 7)
story JOE KELLY
art & cover J.M. KEN NIIMURA

MINISERIES CONCLUSION!
“I did not come for her… I came for you.”  Who lives and who dies when the Titan’s secret is finally revealed?  This is the End, but could it also be a Beginning?

JANUARY 14 • 40 PAGES • FC • $3.99

invincible_cov58.jpgINVINCIBLE #58 (RES)
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

Invincible and Atom Eve are finally together.  Young love… how interesting.

JANUARY 14 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

jackstaff_cov21.jpgJACK STAFF #21 (RES)
story & art PAUL GRIST
cover IAN CHURCHILL

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!

JANUARY 28 • 32 PAGES  • FC  •  $3.50

madman_cov16.jpgMADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #16
story, art & cover MICHAEL ALLRED

“TWEENAGE WASTELAND!”
The Atomics get their band back together and work to get a spot in a music festival.  But they are shocked and surprised to find it’s sponsored by immortal “Tweens” from another dimension who are looking to take their favorite band back with them.  YIKES!

JANUARY 28 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

phonogram2_cov02.jpgPHONOGRAM 2: THE SINGLES CLUB #2 (of 7)
story KIERON GILLEN
art & cover JAMIE McKELVIE

Getting over an ex is never easy. When they’ve laid a phonomantic curse on you, it borders on the impossible. In the second of seven stand-alone stories set in a single club, PHONOGRAM’s cynical heart cracks wide open. PLUS two complete back-up stories with art from EMMA VIECELI (HAMLET, COMIC BOOK TATTOO) and DANIEL HEARD (COMIC BOOK TATTOO, CHIMPLANTS).”

JANUARY 7 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

proof_cov16.jpgPROOF #16
story ALEX GRECIAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

“THE FUNERAL”
The Lodge says goodbye to an agent.  Meanwhile, life goes on as a new agent begins work, the ink monkey sets down some rules and Proof gets a date for the first time in a century and a half!

JANUARY 28 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

savagedragon_cov144.jpgSAVAGE DRAGON #144
story, art & cover by ERIK LARSEN

“FALL FROM GRACE”
Savage Dragon becomes public enemy #1. Dragon has nowhere left to turn and things become desperate as he struggles to survive.

JANUARY 28 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

sword_cov15.jpgTHE SWORD #15
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

Dara will stop at nothing to get the sword back.

JANUARY 21 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

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THE WALKING DEAD #57 (RES)
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

They continue down the road – and they are not alone.

JANUARY 7 • 32 PAGES • BW • $2.99

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