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I don’t know how this slipped past me last week – okay, actually I do, but that is a different story for a later time.  In any case, Image Comics has once again provided Major Spoilers with a sneak peek of titles that arrive in stores this week (January 28, 2009).  Take the jump for a peek at Dead Ahead #2, the Missing the Boat trade paperback, Mixtape Volume 3 hard cover, Savage #4, and the Transhuman trade paperback.

DEAD AHEAD #2 (OF 3)
story CLARK CASTILLO & MEL SMITH, art & cover ALEX NINO & MOOSE BAUMANN

32 PAGES, FC, $3.99

“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!

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MISSING THE BOAT
story by WAYNE CHINSANG & JUSTIN SHADY, art & cover by DWELLEPHANT

96 PAGES, FC, $18.99

You’ve probably never heard of the Churamane, have you? They were a particularly lazy and not terribly bright species that lived a long time ago and vanished without a trace. This story follows them from the time they get invited aboard Noah’s Ark, all the way up to the moment they finally arrive at the boat… only to realize that they’re late and have been locked out! They come to realize that they’ve literally missed the boat on survival, and have doomed their entire species to extinction.

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MIXTAPE, VOL. 3 HC
story, art & cover JIM MAHFOOD

48 PAGES, FC, $24.99, S&N LTD ED $49.99

This is the third volume in the all-new JIM MAHFOOD art book series! This volume is all about the funky full-color illustrations featuring MAHFOOD’s bizarre and unique characters, gorgeous girls, rock stars, b-boys, mexican wrestlers, beat bees, and more. A must-have for art lovers and MAHFOOD fans alike!

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SAVAGE #4 (OF 4)
co-plot JEFF FRANK & STEVE NILES, script JEFF FRANK & DAN WICKLINE, art and cover MIKE MAYHEW

32 PAGES, FC, $3.50

Peter must accept the unthinkable and embrace the monster within…before a murderous pack of werewolves slaughter him! The ultimate climax of monster versus monster carnage!

Final issue from super-star artist Mike Mayhew and 30 Days of Night author, Steve Niles!

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TRANSHUMAN TP
story JONATHAN HICKMAN, art & cover J.M. RINGUET

120 PAGES, FC, $14.99

From JONATHAN HICKMAN, creator THE NIGHTLY NEWS, PAX ROMANA and A RED MASS FROM MARS, and illustrated by JM RINGUET, comes TRANSHUMAN, a story that covers the discovery of superhuman genetic engineering, the companies built on the back of that discovery and the marketing war to bring it into each and every one of our homes.

Collects TRANSHUMAN #1-4

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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