Image’s Shadowline imprint has several trade paperbacks and books arriving in stores in March 2009, and Image has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information.  The best item on the list (from my stand point) is Platinum Grit by Trudy Cooper and Danny Murphy.  It’s a collected web comic, but one that is very well put together.

incredjourn_cov02.jpgIncredible Journey #2 (of 3)
Script by Tom Arguello & Jim Valentino
Pencils by Jim Valentino
Inks by Jimmie Robinson
Cover by Whilce Portacio

32 pages
March 4

Journey is attacked in her home as an Egyptian warrior attempts to stop her from unleashing an ancient evil…but too late, as Sekhmet has already awoken and gets stronger every time Journey uses the amulet to steal a hero’s super-powers!  Ancient sorcerer meets the modern world with a young girl caught in the middle!
Winner of the WHO WANTS TO CREATE A SUPER-HEROINE CONTEST drawn by Jim Valentino and inked by Jimmie Robinson! Cover art by Whilce Portacio!

INCREDIBLE JOURNEY is ™ and © Tom Arguello, 2009. All Rights Reserved.

PlatGrit_TPB1_cover.tiff.jpgPlatinum Grit TP Volume 1
Story by Trudy Cooper and Danny Murphy
Art and Cover by Trudy Cooper

184 pages
March 11

Platinum Grit Chapters 1–5, in which the fearless Nils and the timid-but-still-surprisingly-together Jeremy take on the Zodiac (they win); Jer’s insane Scottish relatives (they sort of win); a 1940s private dick (they draw when poor light stops play); and two sets of alien matchmakers (they… almost).

Rated PG: Contains Humour, Moderate Scots Accents and Implicit Sex. [And some paranormal nudity, though obviously not enough.] Purchasers must be accompanied by $14.99.

PLATINUM GRIT is ™ and © Trudy Cooper and Danny Murphy, 2009. All Rights Reserved.

JohnnyMonster_02_FC_final.jpgJohnny Monster #2 (of 3)
Story by Joshua Williamson
Art and Cover by JC Grande

32 pages
March 18

Johnny Monster is busted, his secrets have been revealed, his fans are pissed and the government has no choice but to hire violent mercenaries to hunt down and kill the monsters Johnny calls family!
And to make matters worse he is trapped by an angry tentacle beast and the only person that can save him is… Firebreather!

TAG: From the acclaimed writer of Dear Dracula and Necessary Evil!
FIREBREATHER is ™ and © Phil Hester & Andy Kuhn, 2009. JOHNNY MONSTER is ™ and © Joshua Williamson, 2008. All Rights Reserved.

bombqueen5_tp_cov.jpgBOMB QUEEN V TP: BOMBASTIC
story and art by JIMMIE ROBINSON

148 pg

Bomb Queen is framed for a series of murders in the small town of Littleville. Trapped in her city of crime, the Queen employs a ragtag group of fanboys to discover the truth… before Littleville brings justice in the form of the ULTIMATE SUPERHERO!

Sexual, social and political satire that takes no prisoners, offers no quarter and will leave you rolling in the aisles with laughter! Not for the easily offended or the weak of heart.

So wrong it feels right. By critically acclaimed writer/artist Jimmie Robinson, this trade collects all 6 issues of the “Divine Comedy”storyline.

Retailer Warning: Mature Readers only.

BOMB QUEEN is ™ and © Jimmie Robinson, 2009. All Rights Reserved.

via Image Comics


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