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Another month of new comics, and Image Comics has delievered the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in February 2009.  Some big titles arriving this month from the company including the latest issue of Invincible. Be warned young ones, some of these titles are not for you.

soulkiss_cov01.jpgSOUL KISS #1 (of 5) – GEM OF THE MONTH
story STEVEN T. SEAGLE
art & cover MARCO CINELLO

MAN OF ACTION STUDIOS brings acclaimed Vertigo creator and multiple Eisner nominee STEVEN T. SEAGLE (American Virgin, it’s a bird…, Sandman Mystery Theater) to Image Comics for the all-new, five-issue series, SOUL KISS – the story of a woman with vengeance on her mind and damnation on her lips. Animator Marco Cinello (The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, Curious George) makes his comics debut providing lush, full-color artwork.

A deal with the Devil gone bad leads production assistant Lili Bloom to strike a second deal with the Devil gone worse: To save her boyfriend, Lili must deliver ten innocent souls to Hell by sealing their fates…with a kiss.

FEBRUARY 11 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

baddog_cov01.jpgBAD DOG #1
story JOE KELLY
art & cover DIEGO GRECO

The acclaimed writer of Deadpool returns to his dark comedy, anti-hero roots with BAD DOG, channeling a lifetime of bad behavior into two misfit bounty hunters incapable of catching a break, let alone a criminal.  Lou is a werewolf who despises people so much that he refuses to shift back into human form.  Wendell is a vertically-challenged, gutter-mouthed ex-preacher with a hair-trigger temper.  Two glorious bastards drinking their way across the American Nightmare, hunting down the dregs of humanity…to find themselves. (That is, if by “find themselves,” you mean drink, swear and generally make a mess of things.)

Brought to you by beer-goggle visionary bon vivants JOE KELLY (Deadpool…yes, we’re saying it again!) and DIEGO GRECO.

FEBRUARY 4 • 40 PAGES • FC • $3.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

TheGreatUnknown.jpgTHE GREAT UNKNOWN #1
story DUNCAN ROULEAU
art & cover DUNCAN ROULEAU

A MIND-THROBBING WHODUNNIT!
Everything Zach Feld imagines – impossibly – shows up somewhere else.  It’s as if someone is reading his mind and selling his incredible thoughts to the highest bidder.

His friends and family think Zach is a freeloader with delusions of grandeur – making up one weird paranoiac story after another to defend his directionless life. They might be right. But when Zach begins to dig deeper into the mystery, he discovers that they might be very, very wrong. Has someone been sneaking around inside Zach’s mind?

Visionary storyteller DUNCAN ROULEAU (Metal Men, The Nightmarist, X-Factor) creates this five-issue series about one man’s quest to find the people responsible for raiding his thoughts and relegating him to a life of being the great unknown.

FEBRUARY 18 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

codeflesh.jpgCODEFLESH: THE DEFINITIVE EDITION HC
story JOE CASEY
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD

BACK AT IMAGE IN AN ALL-NEW FULL COLOR COLLECTION!
A cult hit is back, the way it was always meant to be seen, from co-creators JOE CASEY (GØDLAND) and CHARLIE ADLARD (THE WALKING DEAD).  Cameron Daltrey is an L.A. bail bondsman.  His specialty is criminals of the superhuman persuasion, the type who rarely make their court dates.  And so Cameron leads an interesting double life: bail bondsman by day, masked bounty hunter by night.  Packed with extra features, INCLUDING AN ALL-NEW CODEFLESH STORY BY CASEY & ADLARD – THE FIRST IN SEVEN YEARS!

FEBRUARY 25 • 128 PAGES • FC • $34.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

savagedragon_cov145.jpgSAVAGE DRAGON #145
story, art & cover by ERIK LARSEN

“BACK IN BLUE”
Savage Dragon goes back to his roots! Nearly 12 years after walking off the job as a law enforcement officer Savage Dragon rejoins the Chicago Police Department. It’s a great jumping on point for new readers and old, and it helps pave the way for IMAGE UNITED. The Vicious Circle is reborn and Captain Frank Darling turns to the one man he knows can get the job done: The Dragon! It’s history in the making, boys and girls! This issue of SAVAGE DRAGON comes with our highest possible recommendation!

Featuring an appearance by, and an alternate cover featuring, President-Elect Barack Obama.

FEBRUARY 25 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

atoms_01_cover.jpgAMBER ATOMS #1
story, art & cover KELLY YATES
colors MICHAEL E. WIGGAM

“CHAPTER ONE”
Blast-off with the newest sci-fi adventure heroine Amber Atoms! Follow the ongoing adventures of this modern day “Flash Gordon” as Amber dreams of leaving her mundane life, but not exactly how she imagined. Mercenaries and aliens suddenly invade Amber’s world as she learns that her family history could decide the fate of the galaxy.

FEBRUARY 18 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

jerseygods_cov01b_allred.jpgjerseygods_cov01.jpgJERSEY GODS #1
story GLEN BRUNSWICK
art DAN McDAID
cover MIKE ALLRED
variant cover DAN McDAID

You’re a high maintenance Jersey girl that lives close enough to New York to want the cosmopolitan lifestyle, but you’re not brave enough to leave your over protective parents.  The solid guys that stayed behind fail to hold your interest very long so you wind up looking for a heart of gold where there is none.  What’s a girl to do?  If you’re Zoe, you marry the first God of war that crash lands in town.  Then you move into a house just three houses down from your parents.  But what happens when even a God can’t exactly measure up to your expectations?

JERSEY GODS is a superhero book in which the hero, plagued by household chores, his wife’s crazy agenda, and meddlesome in laws, has no time left to save the galaxy.

FEBRUARY 4 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

Spawn189_COV_previews.jpgSPAWN #189
story TODD McFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN
art WHILCE PORTACIO & TODD McFARLANE
colors JIN HAN

Jim continues to struggle to remember his past while trying to come to terms with the dark power that now dwells within him. Wrestling for control with the Spawn entity, he soon discovers that  power is not corrupting, it’s addictive.  Brought to you by the all-star team of TODD McFARLANE, WHILCE PORTACIO and BRIAN HOLGUIN.

FEBUARY 25 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.95

displaced_persons.jpgDISPLACED PERSONS OGN (RES)
story DEREK McCULLOCH
art & cover RANTZ A. HOSELEY

FROM THE WRITER OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STAGGER LEE – NOMINATED FOR BOTH EISNER AND EAGLE AWARDS AND WINNER OF FOUR GLYPH AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST WRITER AND STORY OF THE YEAR!

In 1939, a detective in Dashell Hammett’s San Francisco investigates the disappearance of an heiress while struggling to hold his family together.  In 1969, twin brothers find themselves on opposite sides of the law as the Summer of Love gives way to the death of the Sixties.  In 1999, a marriage explodes in violence under the strain of unsatisfied greed as the dot-com bubble reaches the bursting point.

Displaced Persons tells the story of a uniquely twisted and tragic family history spanning the most turbulent hundred years in the history of mankind:  the twentieth century saw 99 wars, 16 famines, 19 pandemics, 14 genocides and one family lost hopelessly in time.

FEBRUARY 4 • 168 PAGES • FC • $19.99

madman_atomiccomics_vol2.jpgMADMAN ATOMIC COMICS, VOL. 2 TP
story MICHAEL ALLRED
art & cover MICHAEL & LAURA ALLRED

Frank “Madman” Einstein faces his greatest challenge as he searches to find a way to get the love of his life, Josephine Lombard, back to normal after her soul merges with the mutant It Girl. Obstacles include snaky beings from another dimension, failed experiments in secret laboratories, haunted houses, killer robots, and the reboot of a mindless Zombot.  Plus: a big bonus section with the usual grab bag of goodies, rare art and process that creator MIKE ALLRED has become celebrated for and an introduction by The Goon’s ERIC POWELL!

Collects issues 8-13.

FEBRUARY 11 • 200 PAGES • FC • $19.99

invincible_vol10_cover.jpgINVINCIBLE, VOL. 10: WHO’S THE BOSS? TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

Up until this point, Invincible has been working for the Global Defense agency.  Fighting their fights, defeating their enemies… now something’s not right, Invincible can no longer carry out his orders unquestioned.  Now he finds himself up against the very organization he’s been working for!

Collects issues 48-53.

FEBRUARY 18 • 160 PAGES • FC • $16.99

wolfman_cov13.jpgTHE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #13
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover JASON HOWARD

Now, at long last we get the secret origin of Gary Hampton.  Where did he come from?  How did he rise to become one of the richest men in the world?  If you think you know everything about the man who became the Astounding Wolf-Man, think again.

FEBRUARY 25 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

back2brooklyn_cov05.jpgBACK TO BROOKLYN #5 (of 5)
story GARTH ENNIS & JIMMY PALMIOTTI
art & cover MIHAILIO VUKELIC

MINISERIES CONCLUSION!
Bob Saetta and his scumbag brother Paul can avoid it no longer, the FBI and the police department are running low on body bags as the sh*t hits the fan. It’s brother vs. brother in one of the bloodiest climaxes in comic book history. Brooklyn’s underworld will never be the same, and neither will you!

FEBRUARY 11 • 32 PAGES  • FC  •  $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

dynamo5_cov20.jpgDYNAMO 5 #20
story JAY FAERBER
art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

CHANGE IS COMING!
It’s Valentine’s Day, but the members of Dynamo 5 don’t have time to deal with their own love lives.  Instead, they have to stop a feuding super-villain couple from destroying Tower City!

FEBRUARY 25 • 32 PAGES  • FC  •  $3.50

elephantmen021cover.jpgELEPHANTMEN #21
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art & cover BOO COOK

“KILL, KILL, KILL”
Ebony prepares to spend a quiet day at home…but a MAPPO sleeper cell has other plans for him.

FEBRUARY 11 • 32 PAGES  • FC  •  $3.50

silverwarrior_cov03.jpgFRANK FRAZETTA’S SILVER WARRIOR #3 (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 war between Icevald and the Vikavian raiders heats up as the very land around them is torn asunder. The Silver Warrior must battle the sorceror Ikuma, the bearded warrior Egill, and the hordes of demons that have overrun the land of Icevald…but is the might of the Warrior great enough to overcome the Vikavian’s ultimate weapon? 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, FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER) bring you the action-packed third issue of this epic tale of high fantasy!

FEBRUARY 4 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.99

guerillas_cov04.jpgGUERILLAS #4 (of 9)
story BRAHM REVEL
art & cover REVEL

Clayton and the Chimps come across a VC village and decide to clear it. Meanwhile Adolf and the other platoon are hot on their tails and gaining fast. Will this be the delay they need to finally catch the Chimps? Find out in the next action-packed issue of GUERILLAS!

FEBRUARY 25 • 56 PAGES • BW • $5.99

invincible_cov59.jpgINVINCIBLE #59
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

Meet PowerPlex!  He’s out to rid the world once and for all of the menace known as Invincible!

FEBRUARY 18 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

phonogram_cov03.jpgPHONOGRAM 2: THE SINGLES CLUB #3 (of 7)
story KIERON GILLEN
art & cover JAMIE McKELVIE

As the Ice Queen of the Phonogram universe, Emily Aster is only afraid of two things: her past catching up and spending time in dodgy indie venues.  In the latest of the seven-stories-in-one-night of the Singles Club, she’s having to deal with both. Plus, two complete back-up stories featuring the art of LEIGH GALLAGHER (2000AD, The Witching) and LEE O’CONNOR.

FEBRUARY 4 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

proof_cov17.jpgPROOF #17
story ALEX GRECIAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

“BORDERLANDS”
The Chupacabra’s journey from Mexico to Minnesota is finally revealed in a special stand-alone story. Plus, Colonel Dachshund receives a gift from an unexpected visitor.

FEBRUARY 25 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

pvp44.jpgPvP #44
story SCOTT KURTZ
art & cover SCOTT KURTZ

THE JADE FONTAINE MYSTERIES!
When Jade and Brent get invited to their  high-school reunion it can mean only one thing: MURDER!

FEBRUARY 18 • 24 PAGES  • BW •  $3.50

thesword_cov16.jpgTHE SWORD #16
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

Dara finally has her chance to go head to head with Knossos, the man who murdered her mother.  However, killing someone who can manipulate the earth is easier said than done.

FEBRUARY 25 • 32 PAGES • FC • $2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

walkingdead_cov58.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD #58
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

The unthinkable.

FEBRUARY 11 • 32 PAGES • BW • $2.99

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SHADOWLINE SOLICITATIONS FOR FEBARUY 2009

Incredible_Journey_cov01.jpgINCREDIBLE JOURNEY #1 (of 3)
story TOM ARGUELLO &  JIM VALENTINO
art & cover JIM VALENTINO & JIMMIE ROBINSON

All her life Journey Dominguez dreamed of being a super-hero, but when she finds an ancient amulet that steals the hero’s powers and may have caused their deaths, Journey finds herself on the run from the very heroes she admired…and the target of an ancient evil awakened!

TAG:  Winner of the WHO WANTS TO CREATE A SUPER-HEROINE CONTEST drawn by Jim Valentino and inked by Jimmie Robinson!

FEBUARY 4 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

JohnnyMonster_01_FC.jpgJOHNNY MONSTER #1 (of 3)
story JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art & cover J.C. GRANDE

Johnny Monster is the world’s foremost super-star monster hunter, but what the world doesn’t know is that he was raised by the same monsters he’s “hunting”! Now, in order to save his adoptive family…he must fight them!  From the acclaimed writer of DEAR DRACULA and Necessary Evil, Johnny Monster mixes Tom Strong with Godzilla movies by way of Tarzan and the Phantom to create a compelling and different monster mash!

FEBUARY 18 • 32 PAGES • FC • $3.50

Roberts_trade_cover.jpgTHE ROBERTS TP
story WAYNE CHINSANG
art & cover ERIK ROSE

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. But while friendly on the outside, they’re both masters at deception. And when one of them comes clean with a secret, the other struggles internally about… murder!

Collects both critically acclaimed 48-page issues, as well as 48 pages of extras, including back-and-forth correspondence between the author and serial killers Richard Ramirez and Charles Manson… plus much more!

FEBUARY 11 • 144 PAGES • BW • $14.99

Metropol-HardcoverComp.jpgTED McKEEVER LIBRARY, BOOK 3: METROPōL HC
story TED McKEEVER
art & cover TED McKEEVER

METROPōL is an epic story of the fight between angels and demons, but set in a modern industrial landscape. An apocalyptic work in which non-entity Jasper Notochord becomes involved in an unbelievable battle between the forces of good and evil!

This volume features all 12 issues of METROPōL, and 3 issues of METROPōL A.D. plus extras!  The must-have definitive collection!

From one of the most critically acclaimed graphic novelists of our time, Ted McKeever!

FEBUARY 25 • 424 PAGES • BW • $39.99

KiteDayFC.jpgKITE DAY HC
story VICENTE “VINNY” NAVARRETE
art & cover VICENTE “VINNY” NAVARRETE

Told in a delightful rhyming narrative, Kite Day is a charming all-ages children’s book that takes the reader on a fanciful journey through the imagination of a spirited, young-at-heart elderly man on his kite flying afternoon.

TAG: Written and drawn by the critically acclaimed artist on Silverline’s Dear Dracula!

FEBUARY 11 • 48 PAGES • FC • $9.99

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3 Comments

  1. November 19, 2008 at 2:38 pm — Reply

    Image makes too many good comics. My wallet cries. :(

  2. November 19, 2008 at 5:27 pm — Reply

    I hate Kirkman. He killed Lori, and I was fine with it. He killed Rick and Lori’s baby, and I was alright with it (heck, she’d only even been around for a few issues). If he kills Carl, I’m going to have to write an angry letter.

    By the way, which of these titles weren’t for kids … ?

  3. Gaumer
    November 20, 2008 at 9:36 am — Reply

    Johnny Monster goes into by pulllist if only for that badass cover

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