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

DAWNNotToTouch_cov.jpgDAWN: NOT TO TOUCH THE EARTH (ONE-SHOT)
story JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
art JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER & EVA HOPKINS
cover JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER

JUNE 17
48 PAGES / FC
$5.99

Dawn, JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER’s take on classic Goddess mythology is back, for this ALL-NEW feature length one-shot.  Dawn has many faces and wears many masks: this time she is a Faerie Queen, and Darrian Ashoka, LINSNER’s hero character, is a Knight who saves her from a demon.  After her rescue, Dawn takes Darrian to the faerie realm, where he discovers unearthly delights and heavenly secrets.

2009 marks Dawn’s 20th anniversary in print.  This book celebrates
that with pin-ups by such greats as MICHAEL GOLDEN, ADAM HUGHES and MICHAEL TURNER.

Spawn193_previews.jpgSPAWN #193
story TODD McFARLANE
art & cover GREG CAPULLO

JUNE 24
32 PAGES / FC
$2.95

50/50 COLOR & B/W VARIANT COVERS

SPAWN #193 packs a powerful punch: Fan-favorite artist GREG CAPULLO returns as guest artist, bringing his inimitable style to a story arc which includes three characters he is passionate about drawing.

SPAWN creator TODD McFARLANE incorporated a one-issue encounter between three of Capullo’s favorite characters: detectives Sam and Twitch, who he’s perfected during his previous work on SPAWN, and the ultimate personification of evil, the Clown. McFARLANE brought the three characters face-to-face for an ominous meeting that will leave fans ravenous for the next issue.

This issue will be offered with a color cover and a black and white cover.  Orders will be split equally between each cover.

dead_afterbirth_cover_01.jpgDEAD @ 17: AFTERBIRTH #1 (OF 4)
story & art JOSH HOWARD
cover JOSH HOWARD

JUNE 17
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Nara Kilday has returned from the dead as Gemini, agent of the celestial covert ops force known as the Zodiac. Her primary mission has been the safeguarding of her best friend Hazy who is now the living embodiment of the Key to the Abyss. But while they’ve spent the last three years trying to piece together a normal life, Earth has continued its shift into Hell’s domain, setting the world on the inevitable path towards apocalypse.

SORCERERpreviewsad.jpgFRANK FRAZETTA’S SORCERER (ONE-SHOT)
story JOSH ORTEGA
art JOSH MEDORS
cover FRANK FRAZETTA
variant covers NAT JONES & JOSH MEDORS

JUNE 24
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

Return to the Land of Iparsia in this essential story of the Frazettaverse! 900 years before the epic “Shadows of Mirahan” storyline from FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER, the demons of Iparsia begin planning the fall of the Druids, aided by the dark mystic Uja Daja. Written by critically acclaimed comics and games writer JOSH ORTEGA (FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER, Gears of War 2), and reuniting the FRANK FRAZETTA’S SWAMP DEMON, RUNES OF RAGNAN art team of JOSH MEDORS and JAY FOTOS, this is one tale of Frazetta Comics dark fantasy that you won’t want to miss!

chew_cov01.jpgCHEW #1
story JOHN LAYMAN
art & cover ROB GUILLORY

JUNE 3
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Tony Chu is a cop with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. It’s a dirty job, and Tony has to eat terrible things in the name of justice. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the government has figured out Tony Chu’s secret. They have plans for him… whether he likes it or not.

Presenting a twisted new series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairvoyants, written by JOHN LAYMAN (Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness, House of M: Fantastic Four and PUFFED) with mind-blowing art by astonishing comics newcomer ROB GUILLORY.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


PUG_COV.jpgPUG OGN
story DEREK McCULLOCH
art & cover GREG ESPINOZA

JUNE 17
104 PAGES / BW
$14.99

Six years ago, the Darlinger fight ended Jake’s career, cost him his family, and put him in a downward spiral that looked like it had no end.  Now he’s doing collections for a small-time loan shark and thinking maybe it’s time he set a few things straight in the world.
From award-winning writer DEREK McCULLOCH (DISPLACED PERSONS and the Eisner-nominated STAGGER LEE) and artist GREG ESPINOSA, PUG is an unsparing tale of a good man trapped in a life of brutality – 15 rounds of blood and bad memories.

TastyBulletOGN_Cvr.jpgTASTY BULLET OGN
story JONATHAN VANKIN & ARNOLD PANDER
art ARNOLD PANDER
cover THE PANDER BROS.

JUNE 24
176 PAGES / BW
$14.99

Tamar had her childhood stolen so she could become the physical embodiment of a wildly-popular energy drink that’s behind a deadly adrenaline addiction that is sweeping the globe. The property of BULLET CORP, she must now discover the difference between her true self and the consumer icon known as the Tasty Bullet Girl, and then take on Bullet Corp…or die trying!

An all-new, high-octane adventure from fan-favorite, cutting-edge creator, ARNOLD PANDER!

trunt_cov.jpgT.RUNT! HC
story DEREK McCULLOCH
art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

JUNE 17
32 PAGES / FC
$12.99

Vegrandis was the runt of the litter and was always picked on by the larger tyrannosaurs…but everything changes once Vegrandis discovers he isn’t the smallest animal – let alone dinosaur – in the world!
TAG: An all-ages Silverline Books hardcover with a gentle message…and DINOSAURS!

douglas_houseofthey_cov.jpgDOUGLAS FREDERICKS & THE HOUSE OF THEY HC (RES)
story JOE KELLY
art & cover BEN ROMAN

JUNE 10
80 PAGES / FC
$17.99

Douglas Fredericks is a kid on a mission. His parents’ 15th wedding anniversary is just around the corner and he wants to create an extra-special present for them. However, his wild attempts at unique gifts are all shut down by his friends and neighbors, concerned that Douglas’ wild ideas go against what THEY say. But who are THEY? Why do THEY make the rules? And why does everyone listen to THEY?


Spawn_EndgameTPB_previews.jpgSPAWN: ENDGAME, VOL. 1 TP
story TODD McFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN
art WHILCE PORTACIO & TODD McFARLANE
cover WHILCE PORTACIO

JUNE 24
144 PAGES / BW
$14.99

Presenting the all-new Spawn, with new characters, new villains, and new revelations about the Spawn universe. Reprinting for the first time the sold out, monumental issues of the Spawn: Endgame story arc. This collection reprints the new milestone in the saga of Spawn as the classic character is re-invented as only Spawn creator TODD McFARLANE can.
 
Endgame features the all-new Spawn and the return of award winning SPAWN creator, TODD McFARLANE to his flagship title along with combined talent of WHILCE PORTACIO (WETWORKS) and BRIAN HOLGUIN (SPAWN: GODSLAYER).

Collects issues #185-190

Kaboom_Hardcover.jpgKABOOM, VOL. 1 TP
story JEPH LOEB
art & cover JEFF MATSUDA

JUNE 10
128 PAGES / FC
$14.99
$24.99 LTD ED HC

COLLECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!
The ground-breaking adventures of Geof Sunrise and his amazing transformation into inter-dimensional defender Kaboom! Witness the birth of an amazing new hero as he struggles aginst the forces of Scarlet! The Nine! And his first date! Can Geoff save the world and make it back in time for his own birthday party? Written by JEPH LOEB (Hulk, Ultimates 3) and illustrated by JEFF MATSUDA (X-Men, Batman Strikes!) KABOOM! introduces an amazing world of magic and monsters that has not been experienced before or since this series exploded onto the scene 10 years ago!

Collecting KABOOM! 1-3, KABOOM! 1/2, KABOOM PRELUDE and the KABOOM CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. Tons of character designs and sketches from the dynamic pencil of JEFF MATSUDA as well as a covers gallery with work from TIM SALE, JOE MADUREIRA, ED McGUINNESS, ROB LIEFELD, ADAM POLLINA, ADAM KUBERT and KERON GRANT!

archibald_tp.jpgTHE ABSURD ADVENTURES OF ARCHIBALD AARDVARK, VOL. 1 TP
story GRANT BOND, DWIGHT MacPHERSON and DARA NARAGHI
art & cover GRANT BOND

JUNE 10
112 PAGES / 2C
$14.99

“BULLETS, BOOZE AND BEELZEBUB”
Once the toast of Tinsel Town, faded movie star Archibald Aardvark has been slowly going insane trying to solve the brutal murder of his brother. But despite the hard drinking, womanizing and hallucinations, he’s managed to  follow the trail from the dangerous streets of Little China, all the way to the boardroom of Neptune Studios…and finally reveal the TRUE identity of the killer!

FEATURING A BRAND NEW 22-PAGE STORY COMPLETING THE ARCHIBALD SAGA!  NOT FOR KIDS!!

brooklyn_tpb_bookstorevar.jpgbrooklyn_tpb_regularcov.jpgBACK TO BROOKLYN TP
story GARTH ENNIS & JIMMY PALMIOTTI
art & cover MIHAILO VUKELIC
bookstore variant cover JIMMY PALMIOTTI

JUNE 3
128 PAGES / FC
$14.99

The controversial over the top crime thriller is finally collected!  Big Bob Saetta made the biggest mistake of his life by pissing off his brother, one of the biggest and most brutal crime bosses in New York City. This is the story of two brothers at war, wrapped in a special package of extreme language and hardcore violence. Join award winning writer GARTH ENNIS (Preacher, The Punisher), JIMMY PALMIOTTI (Jonah Hex, Painkiller  Jane) and artist MIHAILO VUKELIC on an adrenaline ride that rips the roof off Brooklyn’s criminal underworld!

bodybags_tp_cov.jpgBODY BAGS, VOL. 1 TP: FATHER’S DAY TP
story & art JASON PEARSON
cover MICHAEL GOLDEN

JUNE 17
128 PAGES / FC
$14.99

The sold-out origin story is back, with an all new printing and never-before-seen extras!  The action begins when a rival ‘body bagger’ goes after Mack (a.k.a. Clown Face) the best ‘bagger’ in the business.  Fuel is quickly added to the fire with the sudden arrival of Panda, Mack’s estranged daughter.  How will the baddest man in Terminus, GA handle a teenage girl determined to follow in her daddy’s footsteps? Can this ‘Daddy/Daughter’ team stop fighting each other long enough to survive the trouble headed their way?  Find out for yourself in this all-new collection!

RETAILER WARNING: NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

kabuki_v1_circle.jpgKABUKI, VOL. 1: CIRCLE OF BLOOD TP (NEW PRINTING)
Story DAVID MACK
Art & cover DAVID MACK

JUNE 3
272 PAGES / FC
$19.99
Circle of Blood recounts the origins of the government operative known as Kabuki who works in Japan’s near future, It’s an exploration of the relationship between Japan’s government and organized crime on a truly epic scale!

Collects all six issues of the first Kabuki series plus the hard to find prequel one-shot with new pages of art from scenes that for space reasons were left out of the original story. It also includes in-depth notes and story analysis about the subtext of the story.

micetemplar_tp_cov.jpgMICE TEMPLAR, VOL. 1 TP
story MICHAEL AVON OEMING & BRYAN J. GLASS
art & cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING

JUNE 3
260 PAGES / FC
$17.99

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. But before he can even comprehend his supernatural calling, his home is destroyed by vicious rat marauders, and his family is taken into slavery. Karic soon learns of an ancient prophecy that one mouse will be chosen to recreate the heroic exploits of the past, and thereby save his family and his people. But Karic’s calling soon makes him both a target of his enemies, and a tool to be exploited by those seeking to use the savior of all for their own schemes.

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 issues #1-6.

powers_vol5.jpgPOWERS, VOL. 5: ANARCHY TP (NEW PRINTING)
story BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art & cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING

JUNE 3
128 PAGES / FC
$14.99

BACK IN PRINT!
Anarchy! Society is violently lashing out at their superheroes. Anti-powers groups are rising up with a series of gruesome murders against the cities most colorful capes. With Walker retired, Detective Pilgrim teams up with a new partner to investigate this murderous super-hero backlash and the people behind it.

Collects issues #21-24

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


pvp_awesomology_cov.jpgPvP AWESOMOLOGY HC (RES)
story SCOTT KURTZ
art SCOTT KURTZ
cover KRISTIAN DONALDSON

JUNE 24
600 PAGES / BW
$100 / $125 LTD S&N ED

From Eisner Award-Winning SCOTT KURTZ comes an oversized hardcover of his comic book series. PvP tells the story of a fictional video game magazine company and its employees. Starring Brent the master cynic, Jade his columnist girlfriend, Francis the gaming kid, Skull the adorable childlike troll (yep, you read that right) and more, PvP takes a hilarious look at “nerd culture.” The PvP AWESOMOLOGY is an oversized hardcover that collects the books: PVP THE DORK AGES, PVP AT LARGE, PVP RELOADED, PVP GOES BANANAS and PVP STRIPTEASE (featuring the first three years of the comic strip).

wolfman_cov17.jpgwolfman_cov17_variant.jpgTHE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #17
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover JASON HOWARD
variant cover IAN CHURCHILL

JUNE 24
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“LOCKDOWN,” Part Three
Stronghold prison is under attack!  Wolf-Man must now face his most deadly adversary yet!  Everything changes as we enter the next stage in Wolf-Man’s life – leading up to the monumental issue 25!  That is, if Wolf-Man survives the battle.

BAD DOG #4
story JOE KELLY
art & cover DIEGO GRECO

JUNE 24
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Lou is derailed from his quest to score the perfect bender when he finds himself face to face with the mysterious BAKER. Will a sweet job offer mark the end of Lou’s existential crisis…or is he too *@^#$ drunk to notice?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

dynamo5_cov23.jpgDYNAMO 5 #23
story JAY FAERBER
art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

JUNE 24
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

The last time Dynamo 5 encountered Whiptail, they barely survived. Now they’re faced with a Whiptail epidemic! Meanwhile, Father Gideon’s sinister plan kicks into high gear.


elephantmen020MCcover.jpgelephantmen020variant.jpgELEPHANTMEN #20
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art & cover MARIAN CHURCHLAND
variant cover LADRÖNN & BOO COOK

JUNE 17
32 PAGES  / FC
$3.50

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

greatunknown_cov3.jpgTHE GREAT UNKNOWN #3 (of 5)
story DUNCAN ROULEAU
art & cover DUNCAN ROULEAU

JUNE 24
32 PAGES  / FC
$3.50

Zach Feld is hot on the heels of the people who have robbed him of his future.  He wants his ideas back and the only thing that stands in his way is that those he’s hunting know what he’ll do before he does! From the critically acclaimed artist DUNCAN ROULEAU and winner of an ASSIE award for best cover of 2008 comes the all-action slacker comic with 10% more flip’n the bird and some sweet blue art.

invincible_cov63.jpgINVINCIBLE #63
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

JUNE 17
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

INVINCIBLE WAR: AFTERMATH!
CONQUEST IS HERE!  The fate of the entire planet rests on Invincible’s shoulders… and those shoulders are about to break.

jerseygods_cov05a.jpgjerseygods_cov05b.jpgJERSEY GODS #5
story GLEN BRUNSWICK
art DAN McDAID
cover ERIK LARSEN
variant cover DAN McDAID

JUNE 3
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

Barock and the gods of Neboron have been caught in the aftermath of a cataclysmic explosion that has left them floating lifeless in space.  Meanwhile, on Earth, the Chinese Mafia have kidnapped Zoe – and are threatening to end her life!  Is there no one in the Universe who can save her?  This is the stunning conclusion to the first arc of JERSEY GODS – a story so HUGE that we had to push MARK WAID and JOE INFURNARI’s continuing back up tale to the next issue.  You don’t want to miss this!

lillim_cov04.jpgLILLIM #4 (of 5)
story SHAUN LAPACEK & IAN KEISER
art & cover MATRIX

JUNE 10
32 PAGES  / FC
$2.99

After a bizarre meeting with his mother Lilith, Loki leaves the Garden of Eden only to be ambushed in the desert by someone he thought long dead. Bridget, having been abducted by Odin is forced to hear the true nature of Loki and all the Lillim.  A defeated Loki is also brought before Odin and realizes that he has been but a pawn to his bother and to the prophecy of Odin’s dominance over the children of Eve.

olympus_cov2_quietly.jpgolympus_02_cvr_wlogo.jpgOLYMPUS #2
story NATHAN EDMONDSON
art & cover CHRISTIAN WARD
variant cover FRANK QUITELY

JUNE 17
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

The immortal brothers Castor and Pollux learn that they have unleashed onto Earth a beast long held captive in Hades.  As this creature Pelops, aided by the demonic Harpies, murders young women in London and Paris the brothers are sent on separate paths to protect the last two of four sisters before Pelops can reach them first.  Issue 2 of OLYMPUS follows darkly the fantastic art and dynamic storytelling realized in Issue 1 by two of the industry’s hottest newcomers.

Overlook_03_FC.jpgOVERLOOK #3 (of 3)
story JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art & cover ALEJANDRO ARAGON

JUNE 10
32 PAGES / BW
$3.50

Can Mickey really kill someone in cold blood to get revenge on the people who wronged him in the past? Close to living up to his end of the bargain with the ex-mob boss, Mickey might just make it out of Overlook alive. But Overlook’s crime lords, the Unholy Trinity, know Mickey is there for their money and they’re pissed.

Proof21-Cover.jpgPROOF #21
story ALEX GRECIAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

JUNE 24
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“JULIA,” Part Four
On the eve of Julia’s wedding to another man, Proof has to choose between stopping the wedding and stopping Springheel Jack’s murderous rampage across London.


savagedragon_cov149.jpgSAVAGE DRAGON #149
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN

JUNE 10
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

Dart.

soulkiss_cov05.jpgSOUL KISS #5 (of 5)
story STEVEN T. SEAGLE
art & cover MARCO CINELLO

JUNE 10
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

You can kiss conflicted production assistant Lili goodbye as she makes her final call on who lives and who languishes in the quest to save the soul of her damned boyfriend. The Devil himself may be salivating over Lili’s incredible lip-lock efficiency, but when the final kiss is planted, who will really emerge victorious…the ultimate double crosser…or the Devil who ticked her off?

A FAREWELL KISS FROM THE MINISERIES THAT MAKES OUT WITH A VENGEANCE!

lovecraft_cov03.jpgTHE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT #3 (of 4)
story MAC CARTER
art TONY SALMONS
cover ADAM BYRNE

JUNE 10
40 PAGES / FC
$4.99

Innocents are dying gruesome deaths.  The police are closing in fast.  And H.P. Lovecraft has forever lost the faith of the woman he adores.  Is all hope lost?  That’s how it looks to our poor, young writer who now believes his nightmares are coming true, springing from his head into the real world – with deadly results!  Afraid he might be unleashing hell on earth, Lovecraft fights against sleep with all his might.  But it’s a battle he can’t win.  So he turns to the only person he believes he can trust.  Is it a mistake?  And will Lovecraft solve the mystery of his curse before his nightmares kill again?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

sword_cov19.jpgTHE SWORD #19
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

JUNE 17
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Dara’s epic quest to avenge her family continues, and her last target is Malia, the air goddess who murdered Dara’s father. Dara has already fought Malia’s brothers – the water god, Zakros, and the earth god, Knossos – but Malia’s power over air isn’t the only thing that makes her more formidable than her siblings.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

viking_cover2.jpgVIKING #2
story IVAN BRANDON
art & painted cover NIC KLEIN

JUNE 3
24 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Egil wakes up covered in blood, the field around him strewn with the bodies of the dead.  Something terrible has happened.  And for Egil, the consequences of his actions are far worse than he could ever have imagined.  From the writer of THE CROSS BRONX comes a crime book for the 9th Century.


walkingdead_cov62.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD #62
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

THE HUNT BEGINS!
It all starts here, the most explosive story-arc in WALKING DEAD history.  Who lives?  Who dies?  Watch as our characters discover just how dangerous the Road To Washington actually is.

JUNE 10
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

youngbloodcov10_temp.jpgYOUNGBLOOD #10
story ROB LIEFELD
art & cover ROB LIEFELD
variant cover ROB LIEFELD

JUNE 24
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

FIRST STRIKE BEGINS!
Youngblood scrambles against the Siege of Masada as the President of the United States is trapped deep inside the White House. Familiar faces abound in this action-packed thrill ride that finds the new Youngblood squadron facing off against former teammates whose deadly agenda’s seek to weaken the United States to its very core. Guest-starring President Obama! Chapel! Masada! Written and drawn by YOUNGBLOOD creator ROB LIEFELD.

Special BONUS flip book: CAPESHOOTERS! They go where no one else dares, into the heart of the most heat-searing, earth-scorching superhero battles and all they risk is their very lives. CAPESHOOTERS debuts by ROB LIEFELD and MARAT MYCHAELS. Capeshooters has been optioned by BRYAN SINGER (X-Men, Superman, Valkyrie) for a major motion picture! Get your first look here!

via Image Comics

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1 Comment

  1. Mike Keller
    March 28, 2009 at 4:38 pm — Reply

    Is it just me (seeing this), or does “Elephant Man” look a whole lot like “Hippo Man”?!?!?!?

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