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

DK_PT_001_COV_Sejic-final.jpgPTDK001000COV.jpgTHE DARKNESS/PITT #1 (of 3)
story PAUL JENKINS
art DALE KEOWN
covers DALE KEOWN & ERIC BASALDUA

AUGUST 26
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Dale Keown’s classic hero Pitt makes his return to comics! What else do you need to know?
When Tim and Pitt’s mission to track down those infected by an alien virus brings them to Jackie’s stomping ground in New York, they are invariably drawn together. Both attract the unwanted attention of the Federal Government and mayhem ensues!
The crossover reunites The Darkness writer Paul Jenkins (Captain America, Mythos) and Pitt creator Dale Keown (Hulk: The End) and features two covers by series artist Keown and a variant cover by Eric Basaldua (Witchblade Annual).

Mayhem01_Cover.jpgTYRESE GIBSON’S MAYHEM #1 (of 3)
story TYRESE GIBSON, MIKE LE & WILLIAM WILSON
art & cover TONE RODRIGUEZ

AUGUST 5
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Los Angeles, the City of Fallen Angels, is a city swept up by a brutal crime wave led by a kingpin known only as Big X.  The body count builds as only one man can stop the flow of drugs and violence, only one man can stop Big X.  He is the embodiment of vengeance and raw justice, the faceless arm of those who cannot defend themselves.  He is known as Mayhem, and along with his sexy but deadly partner Malice, their goal is to dismantle the kingpin’s organization, unravel the dark secret that mysteriously links them to Big X, and save the city they grew up in.

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gman_cc_cover01.jpgG-MAN: CAPE CRISIS #1 (of 5)
story CHRIS GIARRUSSO
art & cover CHRIS GIARRUSSO

AUGUST 12
32 PAGES, FC
$2.99

Mini-Marvels creator CHRIS GIARRUSSO returns with a brand new G-Man miniseries!  When pieces of G-Man’s magic cape fall into the wrong hands, things quickly spin out of control.  G-Man and his friends must battle to recover the pieces, and this time the bad guys have the same power as G-Man!

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KingCity_cover01.jpgKING CITY #1
story BRANDON GRAHAM
art & cover BRANDON GRAHAM

AUGUST 19
32 PAGES, BW
$2.99

Pete falls in love with an alien he’s forced to betray…Anna watches her boyfriend literally turn into the drug he’s addicted to…and Joe has a cat that can become any tool or weapon.

It’s all just another day in King City, where mystery is down every alley…and weirdness is crawling through your window.

From critically acclaimed comics vet BRANDON GRAHAM comes a comic unlike any you have ever read!

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lavaisafloor_cover.jpgTHE LAVA IS A FLOOR! HC
story JUSTIN SHADY
art & cover JEREMY R. SCOTT

AUGUST 5
32 PAGES / FC
$12.99

THE MAGIC OF A MONSTROUS IMAGINATION
Two monster children dig deep into their imaginations to become the weirdest creatures of all: humans! The brother and sister duo Blarg and Clarg live in a cave in the crater of a live volcano, playing and pretending all day long. To them, their lava-filled bedroom is a plush carpeted floor, their dinner of critters and grubs a tasty meal of spaghetti and meatballs. While what they pretend may be ordinary to humans, it’s fantastical and exotic to them!

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timothycover_landscape.jpgTIMOTHY AND THE TRANSGALACTIC TOWEL GN
story MIKE BULLOCK
art MICHAEL METCALF
cover MANNY TREMBLEY

AUGUST 26
112 PAGES / FC
$16.99

Timothy is a young boy being raised by his single father. His dad always has to go away on long business trips, but makes sure to bring home a special gift each time. His latest trip was to Hawaii, and he brought home a multi-colored beach towel. Timothy thinks the towel kind of sucks, until he discovers it can transport him to other worlds and times! In this, the first of a projected series, Timothy is transported into the heart of an inter-galactic war!

This is a Silverline Book by the award-winning author and illustrator of “Lions, Tigers & Bears.”

atomeve_cover.jpgINVINCIBLE PRESENTS: ATOM EVE COLLECTED EDITION
story BENITO CERENO
art NATE BELLEGARDE and BILL CRABTREE
cover NATE BELLEGARDE & FCO PLASCENCIA

AUGUST 12
48 PAGES / FC
$5.99

To commemorate the tragic events involving Atom Eve in recent issues of INVINCIBLE, Image is reprinting her acclaimed solo series for the first time ever.  See Eve’s beginnings as she gets her powers and trains herself to the hero we all knew and loved.  Don’t miss out a second time!

Collects INVINCIBLE: PRESENTS ATOM EVE #1-2

walkingdead_vol10_cov.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD, VOL 10: WHAT WE BECOME TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

AUGUST 5
136 PAGES / BW
$14.99

Out on their own, danger lurking around every corner, our ragged band of survivors tries to live long enough to reach Washington D.C… but at what cost?

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #55-60


D5_TPB1_FINAL.jpgDYNAMO 5, VOL. 1: POST-NUCLEAR FAMILY TP (NEW PRINTING)
story JAY FAERBER
art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

AUGUST 19
176 PAGES / FC
$9.99
He was the world’s greatest hero, but Captain Dynamo was not a faithful husband. Now he’s dead and his family is trying to piece their lives together. As his enemies descend on his unprotected city, Captain Dynamo’s widow rounds up his five illegitimate children, each of whom have inherited one of their father’s super-powers. Can these total strangers come to terms with their powers, their father’s legacy and each other as total chaos erupts?
Collects DYNAMO 5 #1-7

elephantmen_damagedgoods.jpgELEPHANTMEN: DAMAGED GOODS TP
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art & cover MARIAN CHURCHLAND

AUGUST 5
128 PAGES / FC
$12.99

Featuring a new cover and short story written and illustrated by Image Comics’ rising star MARIAN CHURCHLAND, this full color trade collects MARIAN’s SOLD OUT issues of ELEPHANTMEN focussing on the mademoiselles of Mystery City, Miki, Sahara and Vanity Case. Also features an extensive sketchbook of MARIAN CHURCHLAND art.

Collects ELEPHANTMEN #18-20

frazettaworlds_tp.jpgTHE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF FRANK FRAZETTA, VOL. 1 TP
story MARK KIDWELL, STEVE NILES, JOSHUA ORTEGA & RICK REMENDER
art PETER BERGTING, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, JOSH MEDORS & TIM VIGIL
cover FRANK FRAZETTA

AUGUST 19
176 PAGES / FC
$19.99

NOW IN SOFTCOVER!
Enter the savage world in “Dark Kingdom” as Red Morgan conquers demons to avenge his family. America’s icon Teddy Roosevelt battles Mayan gods and Martians in “Creatures” to protect his country and the world. Enter “Swamp Demon” as the battle against good and evil wages on in the land of and two horror classics come toe to toe in “Dracula Meets the Wolfman!” All brought to life by some of the industries’ top creators, along with new, never-before printed bonus material.


jerseygods_tp_cov.jpgJERSEY GODS, VOL.1: I’D LIVE AND I’D DIE FOR YOU TP
story GLEN BRUNSWICK
art & cover DAN MCDAID

AUGUST 5
144 PAGES / FC
$14.99

You’re a fun-loving, high-maintenance girl that grew up in a New Jersey suburb. You live close enough to New York City to want the clothes and the cosmopolitan lifestyle, but you’re not brave enough to move away from you over protective parents. What’s a girl to do? If you’re Zoe, you marry the first God of War that crash lands in town during a life or death struggle with his evil adversary! But, what happens when even an all-powerful God can’t exactly measure up to your elevated expectations? The trade paperback collects the first five issues, plus alternate covers by DARWYN COOKE, PAUL POPE, MIKE ALLRED and ERIK LARSEN, and a special “art of Jersey Gods” section featuring new, unseen artwork by series regular artist DAN McDAID.

Collects JERSEY GODS #1-5

killerofdemons_tp_cov.jpgKILLER OF DEMONS TP
story CHRISTOPHER YOST
art & cover SCOTT WEGENER

AUGUST 12
120 PAGES / FC
$12.99

Collecting the critically acclaimed mini-series from the writer of Marvel’s X-Force and the artist of the Eisner nominated Atomic Robo! Hell has invaded Earth and only one man can stop it… junior account executive Dave Sloan, aka the Killer of Demons!  With an angel at his side, Dave can see the demons that have infiltrated our world… and they all have to die!  But these ‘demons’ are mostly Dave’s co-workers, or people that annoy Dave in some way, leading him to believe that he’s gone totally insane.  Or has he?  Dave has to fight to survive and find out the truth… is he a whacked out mass murderer, or the last hope the world has against the forces of Hell?

Collects KILLER OF DEMONS #1-3

phonogram_vol1_front_cover.jpgPHONOGRAM, VOL. 1: RUE BRITANNIA TP (NEW PRINTING)
story KIERON GILLEN
art & cover JAMIE McKELVIE

AUGUST 19
152 PAGES / BW
$14.99

Britannia is ten years dead. Phonomancer David Kohl hadn’t spared his old patron a thought for almost as long… at which point his mind starts to unravel. Can he discover what’s happened to the Mod-Goddess of Britpop while there’s still something of himself left?

Dark modern-fantasy in a world where music is magic, where a song can save your life or end it.

Collects PHONOGRAM #1-6

thegear_cd_cover.jpgTHE GEAR: LEFT OF CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE CD
AUGUST 12
$12.99
S&N $24.99

This album takes off through hyperspace from where the previous album from The Gear left off!   Imagine Pink Floyd and Alice Cooper melding with The Beatles and Bowie after gorging on blackberry cobbler then taking a time machine into the year 2010 and you might get some idea of what to expect from these sonic gems.  Includes the modern classic “Nasty Snack” with special guest-star Courtney Taylor of The Dandy Warhols sitting in.  This special limited edition CD includes special die-cut packaging with rotating artwork.   Check out aaapop.com for free previews where you can get a taste of the psychedelic pop of the future!  GINCHY!

“Really cool- Phantasmagoria”—Courtney Taylor-Taylor of THE DANDY WARHOLS

TED MCKEEVER LIBRARY COLLECTOR’S SLIPCASE
AUGUST 19
$12.99
Image Comics is proud to offer this handsome collector’s slipcase for your TED MCKEEVER LIBRARY hardcovers!

This item is specifically designed to preserve and display all three volumes of the TED MCKEEVER LIBRARY which include BOOK ONE:  TRANSIT, BOOK TWO: EDDY CURRENT and BOOK THREE: METROPOL.
Black with gold printing, this one of a kind, quality product will enhance any bookcase and make a great addition to the aficionado’s Library collection.

armageddon_beast02.jpgARMAGEDDON NOW: THE BEAST #2 (of 5)
story PHIL HOTSENPILLER & ROB LIEFELD
art & cover ROB LIEFELD & MIKE CAPPROTTI

AUGUST 26
32 PAGES  / FC
$3.99

Corbin chases his former lover-turned-nemesis, Jada, across Europe, setting up a deadly confrontation in Paris. Meanwhile, Sadju, the Beast arrives in the United States and further consolidates his power.

wolfman_cov19.jpgTHE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #19
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover JASON HOWARD

AUGUST 26
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Behind enemy lines!  The Face’s master plan is now revealed!  Will Wolf-Man be able to stop him before it’s too late – or will his cover be blown?  Wolf-Man embarks on the most dangerous mission of his life… all leading up to our monumental issue 25!

baddog_cov04_temp.jpgBAD DOG #4 (RES)
story JOE KELLY
art & cover DIEGO GRECO

AUGUST 19
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?

MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

Chew-3-Cover.jpgCHEW #3
story JOHN LAYMAN
art & cover ROB GUILLORY

AUGUST 5
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Amelia Mintz is a food critic and a Saboscrivner. That means she can write about food so accurately, so vividly and with such precision, people get the actual sensation of taste when reading her restaurant reviews. Since the government prohibition of poultry, she’s lost her enthusiasm for the culinary world, and only reviews restaurants with a “D” rating or less from the Health Department. Her last review caused half the city to projectile vomit, and sent hundreds to the hospital with severe food poisoning. Agent Tony Chu has been assigned to arrest Amelia Mintz, but there’s just one problem with that… he’s madly in love with her!

Presenting the weirdest comic you will read all month, and maybe the best, as the deliciously twisted new series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairvoyants continues!

MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


afterbirth_cover03.jpgDEAD @ 17: AFTERBIRTH #3 (OF 4)
story & art JOSH HOWARD
cover JOSH HOWARD

AUGUST 12
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Nara’s war against Zachary Pitch and the Marked continues to have dire consequences for her closest friends, paving the way for a shocking betrayal.


descendent_cover2.jpgDESCENDANT #2
story MICHAEL DOLCE & MARCUS PERRY
art MARIANO NAVARRO
cover TYLER KIRKHAM

AUGUST 12
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

Finally embracing the pyrotechnic powers she spurned all her life, Rayne sets out to rescue her captured brothers. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers her siblings have been genetically altered…and are out to kill her!


D5_24_Cover_done.jpgDYNAMO 5 #24
story JAY FAERBER
art & cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

AUGUST 26
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

Why does Father Gideon hate Dynamo 5, and what is his shocking connection to the team? Find out this issue, as he and Synergy launch their attack. This is the story that changes everything!

existence2_cov2.jpgEXISTENCE 2.0 #2
story NICK SPENCER
art RONALD SALAS
cover RONALD SALAS & TIM DANIEL

AUGUST 5
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

Sylvester the scientist has taken over Marko the assassin’s body through a consciousness transfer, and as he desperately tries to find out who has kidnapped his daughter, he learns that a beautiful Russian assassin has been dispatched to take care of him!  The closer he gets to finding the answers, the more questions there are to distract him!

greatunknown_cov04.jpgTHE GREAT UNKNOWN #4 (OF 5)
story DUNCAN ROULEAU
art & cover DUNCAN ROULEAU

AUGUST 26
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

Zach comes face to face with the owners of IMIND, the company that has been stealing his thoughts!  When they make a proposal for him to become a partner Zach has to make a decision, does he “fight the power’ or ” join the club” – a choice made even more complicated when he discovers that both answers involve him doing something other than sitting on a couch, eating chips and complaining.

invincible_cov65.jpgINVINCIBLE #65
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover by RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

AUGUST 19
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Funeral for the fallen.

jerseygods_cov06.jpgJERSEY GODS #6
story GLEN BRUNSWICK
art DAN McDAID
cover MIKE ALLRED

AUGUST 5
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

Will Zoe’s intense desire to own the only Frank Lloyd Wright designed house in Cherry Hill drive a wedge between her and Barock’s love before they even get off the ground?  And just who in the heck is Hecticus?  And why is he out to make Barock’s life a living Hell in New Jersey?  This is part one of “The Abandoned” – an exciting dramatic five part story arc that sets the new status quo on earth – it’s a perfect jump on point for new readers.  MARK WAID and JOE INFURNARI continue their exciting Gods of Neboron Civil War back-up story.


madman_atomic_cov17.jpgMADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #17
story MICHAEL ALLRED
art & cover MICHAEL ALLRED

AUGUST 19
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“TWEENAGE WASTELAND,” Conclusion!
The Grand Finale!  Frank “Madman” Einstein and the Atomics meet Red Rocket 7 as they join forces with the surviving members of the fabulous psychedelic pop band,The Gear, after their lead singer has mysteriously disappeared.  This is the climactic cosmic conclusion to this MADMAN series and will open the door for the next Madman epic in the months to come. This issue contains several ginchy extras including all-new pin-ups by comic artist legends DAVE COOPER, CRAIG THOMPSON, DAVE JOHNSON, and others!

THE GRAND FINALE!  But Madman and the gang will be back again soon!


micetemplar_cov2.jpgMICE TEMPLAR: DESTINY #2
story MICHAEL AVON OEMING & BRYAN J L GLASS
art VICTOR SANTOS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING
variant cover VICTOR SANTOS & VERONICA GANDINI

AUGUST 12
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Karic and Cassius must answer for ancient crimes of the Templar in the underground kingdom of the Mole Goblins. Yet a horror from the Haunted Wood stalks the tunnels, hungry for flesh and souls, and only a pair of condemned Templar stand in its way. While in the capital city of the mice—Dealrach Ard-Vale—mad King Icarus asserts his control; but is his Highness oblivious to the schemes of his own court, or is he intentionally pitting ally against ally to maintain his position? And Druid Priests use “Death Magic” to unlock the power contained within the swords of fallen Templar.


olympus4_cover.jpgolympus4_harris_cov.jpgOLYMPUS #4 (of 4)
story NATHAN EDMONDSON
art & cover CHRISTIAN WARD
variant covers TONY HARRIS

AUGUST 26
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

In the harrowing finale, Castor and Pollux come together on the island of Crete to face Pelops at Demeter’s temple.  Realizing their only chance for saving the daughter of the goddess and stopping Pelops’ savage desires lies caged in the Underworld, the brothers must trust each other beyond all reason and make a choice that will yield either salvation or disaster.  With the Gemini’s abilities and relationship put under the fiercest of tests, the story climaxes to a new height of action that will either forge the brother’s relationship with new strength or rend them apart forever.

phonogram_cov06.jpgPHONOGRAM #6 (of 7)
story KIERON GILLEN
art & cover JAMIE McKELVIE

AUGUST 26
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

Lloyd believes as much as a boy ever has. As such, he’s ready to be heartbroken. In the sixth of seven stories set around a single club night, we join the fledgling phonomancer as he sifts through the evening’s wreckage and tries to piece together meaning with glue, scissors and magic. Complete with two back-up stories with art from PJ HOLDEN (2000AD, FEARLESS) and ADAM CADWELL (The Everyday).

Proof23-Cover.jpgPROOF #23
story ALEX GRECIAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

AUGUST 26
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“JULIA,” Conclusion
The Julia arc concludes with a cold-blooded murder. Queen Victoria would have censored this issue.

savagedragon_cov151.jpgSAVAGE DRAGON #151
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN

AUGUST 5
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

With Savage Dragon out of commission following his battle with OverLord, Dragon’s kids, Malcolm and Angel, face the marauding menace of Mako! Plus Dart and the Golden Age Daredevil!


Spawn195_previews.jpgSPAWN #195
story TODD McFARLANE
art & cover by WHILCE PORTACIO & TODD McFARLANE

AUGUST 19
32 PAGES / FC
$2.95

Jim is torn in two different directions as the Freak and the Violator vie for his loyalty.  It’s a battle of life and death, and Jim must win. Meanwhile, detectives Sam and Twitch get one step closer to discovering the identity of the new Spawn.

VIKING_3cover_previews.jpgVIKING #3
story IVAN BRANDON
art & painted cover NIC KLEIN

AUGUST 19
24 PAGES / FC
$2.99

After the events of issue two, Egil is like a cornered animal with nothing left to lose.  He’s about to raise the stakes and try to pull off the biggest job he can imagine.  But success might just have a greater price than failure.  From the writer of THE CROSS BRONX comes a crime book for the 9th Century.

walkingdead_cov64.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD #64
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

AUGUST 12
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99

THE HUNT CONTINUES!
They’ve never been in more danger.

MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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3 Comments

  1. Lifeisaglitch
    May 15, 2009 at 5:48 pm — Reply

    If that Invincible cover is true..I i..its..nah, no NoO NOOOOO!!!!!

  2. Lifeisaglitch
    May 16, 2009 at 5:33 pm — Reply

    Its just Rex Splode’s funeral….AE isn’t there coz shes in the hospital….Rex is an orphan, if it was AEs funeral her parents would have been there…Who knew deduction and rationalization could be so closely related.

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