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

fallout_toyworks_cov01.jpgFALLOUT TOYWORKS #1 (of 5)
created by PETE WENTZ & DARREN ROMANELLI
story BRETT LEWIS
art & cover SAM BASRI & IMAGINARY FRIENDS STUDIOS

SEPTEMBER 2
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

A brilliant young robot maker risks his entire company for his factories newly produced android named Tiffany, but when his new concept fails to work fixing her soon becomes his greatest passion and potentially his own destruction.

Inspired by the ideas and lyrics of FALL OUT BOY, FALLOUT TOYWORKS brings the magic of innocence to life as both a toy maker and his invention set about learning the true secrets of life.
FALLOUT TOYWORKS is created by PETE WENTZ (bass and vocals for FALL OUT BOY), DARREN ROMANELLI (Dr. Romanelli DRx) and Nathan Cabrera.  Dr. Romanelli “DRx” is the ground breaking designer behind the reinterpretations of Nike, Looney Tunes and Black Sabbath.  The series is written by BRETT LEWIS, the acclaimed creator of BULLETPROOF MONK and The Wintermen. IMAGINARY FRIENDS STUDIOS are the acclaimed art studio behind the art for Radical’s Hercules: The Thracian Wars, Caliber: First Canon of Justice and STEVE NILES’s City of Dust.

underground_cov01.jpgUNDERGROUND #1 (of 4)
story JEFF PARKER
art & cover STEVE LIEBER

SEPTEMBER 23
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

As WHITEOUT readies to hit theaters worldwide, artist STEVE LIEBER returns to the adventure genre with a new thriller, pairing with acclaimed writer JEFF PARKER (AGENTS OF ATLAS, EXILES)!

Park Ranger and avid caver Wesley Fischer is on a one-woman mission to stop Stillwater Cave from being turned into a tourist trap, but public opinion is not on her side. When locals begin blasting in the cave, Wes and a fellow ranger investigate – and a confrontation spirals into a deadly chase deep under the Kentucky mountains!

SkyPirates1-Cover-previews.jpgSKY PIRATES OF NEO TERRA #1 (of 5)
story JOSH WAGNER
art & cover CAMILLA D’ERRICO

SEPTEMBER 30
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“SKY PIRATES OF NEO TERRA”
In Neo Terra, a world of forgotten technology and natural magic, reckless young glide-wing pilot, Billy Boom Boom, must outwit the Pirate King to stop him from ushering in a new Dark Age. CAMILLA D’ERRICO, (Burn, Nightmares and Fairy Tales) pencils this high adventure mini-series about loyalty, friendship, and what it means to be a true hero. Based on the Nintendo DS game “The Sky Pirates of Neo Terra”.

beast_ogn_cover.jpgBEAST OGN
story MARIAN CHURCHLAND
art & cover MARIAN CHURCHLAND

SEPTEMBER 16
152 PAGES / FC
$15.99

The first full-length solo work of MARIAN CHURCHLAND, artist of Conan: Trophy.

Colette, a young sculptor looking for work, finds a job with a mysterious client who wants her to carve his portrait out of marble. The client turns out to be a shadowy creature, and the block of marble, she discovers, has a long history that threatens to engulf her entirely.

bombqueen6_1_FC.jpgBOMB QUEEN VI #1 (of 4)
story JIMMIE ROBINSON
art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

SEPTEMBER 30
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“OH, BOMB AH!”
Image superheroes are lining up to congratulate President Obama, But NOT the villain dictator of New Port City.  Bomb Queen is seething with bloodlust when the new administration targets her criminal city for closure along with Guantanamo Bay.  Bomb Queen vs. Barack Obama? Only Image would dare!  Don’t miss it!

NEW STORY ARC! JUMP ONBOARD THE WILDEST SERIES IN COMICS!!

WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

deadspace_ex_cover.jpgDEAD SPACE: EXTRACTION (ONE-SHOT)
story ANTONY JOHNSTON
art & cover BEN TEMPLESMITH

SEPTEMBER 9
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

Take a step further into the horrifying world of DEAD SPACE with
EXTRACTION, the special edition comic of the forthcoming Wii title,
from the same creative team behind the original DEAD SPACE comic!
Senior Medical Officer Nicole Brennan gets the chance of a lifetime
when she’s assigned to the USG Ishimura… but before long, the
necromorph infection breaks out and Nicole must race to unravel the
horrifying clues she finds in a very special young girl!

dynamo5_cov25.jpgDYNAMO 5 #25
story JAY FAERBER
art MAHMUD A. ASRAR & VARIOUS
cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

SEPTEMBER 30
48 PAGES / FC
$4.99

CHANGE IS HERE!
In the wake of Father Gideon’s devastating attack, Maddie’s darkest secret is revealed – and it will change Dynamo 5 forever!

Featuring 45 pages of all-new material, including five back-up stories by guest artists TIM SEELEY, FRAN BUENO, ANDIE TONG, MATEUS  SANTOLUCCO and JOE EISMA each of which examines a different aspect of the changes that take place this issue and laying the groundwork for the future of the series!

Spawn196_previews.jpgSPAWN #196
story TODD McFARLANE
art & cover by WHILCE PORTACIO & TODD McFARLANE

SEPTEMBER 23
32 PAGES / FC
$2.95

ENDGAME COMES TO IT’S STUNNING CONCLUSION AS SPAWN’S IDENTITY IS REVEALED TO THE PUBLIC!

Previously hidden in the shadows, this new Hellspawn emerges as a visible hero. The media, Hollywood and even Oprah are fanatic over him!  Jim is about to become the biggest star in the world, and he plans to use the exposure to his advantage.

TIFFANY_HC.jpgTIFFANY’S EPIPHANY HC
story KRISTEN KOERNER SIMON
art & cover JIM VALENTINO

SEPTEMBER 16
32 PAGES / FC
$12.99

The animals in the forest are being bullied!  Jack the Rabbit decides to confront the culprit, only to find out the bully is a SKUNK named Tiffany!  A lighthearted and humorous tale that shows how wrong it is to be a bully, as well as how lonely being a bully can be.

FEATURING THE FAN-FAVORITE CHARACTERS FROM THE FIRST SILVERLINE BOOKS PUBLICATION IN THE SERIES, BRUCE THE LITTLE BLUE SPRUCE: THE FOUR LOVABLE FIELD MICE AND JACK THE RABBIT!

invincible_ultcoll_v5_cov.jpgINVINCIBLE: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VOL. 5 HC
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover by RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

SEPTEMBER 23
336 PAGES / FC
$34.99

Witness Invincible’s transition from new hero just starting out to an established superhero! This volume collects Invincible’s confrontation with Cecil Steadman, the return of the Reanimen and the beginning of a bold new era for Invincible!

Collects INVINCIBLE #49-60

SpawnOriginsTPB3_previews.jpgSPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 3 TP
story TODD McFARLANE, GRANT MORRISON, TOM ORZECHOWSKI & ANDREW GROSSBERG
art TODD McFARLANE & GREG CAPULLO
cover GREG CAPULLO

SEPTEMBER 23
160 PAGES / FC
$14.99

With SPAWN, legendary writer and artist TODD McFARLANE unleashed his iconic antihero on the world, and launched the most successful independent comic book in history. SPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 3 includes stories penned by GRANT MORRISON and introduces unforgettable all-new characters.

Collects issues #15-20

Spawn_BOD_softcover.jpgSPAWN: BOOK OF THE DEAD TP
story STEVE NILES & DAVID HINE
art & cover ASHLEY WOOD

SEPTEMBER 16
104 PAGES / FC
$14.99

NOW IN SOFTCOVER!
Written by STEVE NILES with additional content by DAVID HINE, the highly anticipated BOOK OF THE DEAD is the ultimate guide for any SPAWN fan. With each character in the Spawn mythos beautifully rendered by renowned artist ASHLEY WOOD, this one is not to be missed.

JackStaffTPB004_col.jpgJACK STAFF, VOL. 4: ROCKY REALITIES TP
story PAUL GRIST
art & cover by PAUL GRIST

SEPTEMBER 16
224 PAGES / FC
$17.99

Becky Burdock is hunting vampires.  Jack Staff is Britain’s Greatest Villain.  Something’s wrong in Castletown, and not all the pieces seem to fit anymore.

Collects JACK STAFF #13-20 & JACK STAFF SPECIAL #1

ihategallantgirl_cov_tp.jpgI HATE GALLANT GIRL TP
plot JIM VALENTINO & KRISTEN SIMON
script KAT CAHILL
art SETH DAMOOSE
cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

SEPTEMBER 23
104 PAGES / FC
$12.99

Renée Tempête might just be the most talented super-hero of her generation. But when a buxom blonde with no actual super-powers wins the coveted title of Gallant Girl over her, Renée must learn what it takes to be a real hero rather than a bitter wannabe.

COLLECTS ALL THREE ISSUES OF THE HIT MINI-SERIES AS WELL AS THE BOMB QUEEN PRESENTS: ALL GIRL COMICS ONE-SHOT. AND SPECIAL PIN-UPS BY IMAGE FOUNDERS JIM VALENTINO, WHILCE PORTACIO AND JIM LEE!

TheSword-TPB3-0-Solicitati-copy.jpgTHE SWORD, VOL. 3: EARTH TP
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

SEPTEMBER 9
152 PAGES / FC
$14.99

Three powerful siblings entered Dara Brighton’s home and brutally murdered her family right before her eyes.  With the help of a powerful sword and her two friends, she has vowed to exact revenge on the three.

Dara’s next target is Knossos, the man who killed her mother. Like his siblings, he can be killed only by one thing: the sword.  However, he possesses the power to manipulate earth, which makes him one of the most powerful beings alive.

Collects THE SWORD #13-18

MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

wolfman_cov20.jpgTHE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #20
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover JASON HOWARD

SEPTEMBER 30
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Look out, Crime!  Chloe Hampton: Vampire Girl is on the prowl!  Meanwhile, her father, Wolf-Man, really makes a mess of things… all leading up to our monumental issue 25!

bonds_cov03.jpgBONDS #3 (RES)
story DURWIN TALON
art & cover DURWIN TALON

SEPTEMBER 2
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

“FINALE”
The bio-weapon project White Rabbit is about to be activated and Faith discovers that her path of vengeance does not end with Hirano. She must stop herself from being consumed by the dark powers behind her accumulating tattoos. To save her soul, Faith must forge new bonds with her murdered father, a mother she kills one tattoo at a time, and a fiancé who still clings to hope.

Chew-4-Cover.jpgCHEW #4
story JOHN LAYMAN
art & cover ROB GUILLORY

SEPTEMBER 2
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

A senator with bloodstream full of drugs and a belly full of chicken is stone dead in the morgue, and the trail leads back all the way the Arctic, to a joint U.S./Russian space observatory that has been singularly focused on a single, distant, Earth-like planet. Tony Chu and his partner are about to discover whatever secret this planet holds does not compare to those being kept by the astronomers.

Yeah, that weird stuff just got weirder, in a spacey story from Image’s deliciously twisted new series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairvoyants!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

afterbirth_cover_04_final.jpgDEAD @ 17: AFTERBIRTH #4 (OF 4)
story & art JOSH HOWARD
cover JOSH HOWARD

SEPTEMBER 9
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

MINISERIES CONCLUSION!
Nara has been reunited with Asia. Together they confront Pitch and finally fulfill their role as Gemini, resulting in a shocking finale.

Descendant03_cover.jpgDESCENDANT #3 (of 3)
story MICHAEL DOLCE & MARCUS PERRY
art MARIANO NAVARRO
cover TYLER KIRKHAM

SEPTEMBER 9
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

In the explosive story arc finale, Rayne Santiago’s world is turned upside down as allies become enemies and Doctor Bane’s plan to exploit the Santiago DNA is primed for success. Can Rayne rise to her chosen destiny or will evil emerge victorious from the ashes of her defeat?

elephantmen021bcover.jpgelephantmen021coverhalf.jpgELEPHANTMEN #21 (RES)
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art & cover BOO COOK
variant cover IAN CHURCHILL

SEPTEMBER 9
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

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

elephantmen021cover.jpg


Existence2_03_CoverFINAL.jpgEXISTENCE 2.0 #3 (of 3)
story NICK SPENCER
art RONALD SALAS
cover RONALD SALAS & TIM DANIEL

SEPTEMBER 2
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

Sylvester is face to face with the people who killed him and kidnapped his daughter, but is caught in the middle of an identity crisis unlike no other! Now all guns are pointed at him, and the deadly secrets of his own murder are revealed in a twist-filled, action-packed conclusion that no one will see coming!

GMan_CC_2_cover_previews.jpgG-MAN: CAPE CRISIS #2 (of 5)
story CHRIS GIARRUSSO
art & cover CHRIS GIARRUSSO

SEPTEMBER 9
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Wizard Glendolf Williams has bad news for G-Man.  The magic in G-Man’s cape has become dangerously unstable!  And it’s going to take more than the sorcery of Glendolf to set things right!


GØDLAND #30
story JOE CASEY
art & cover TOM SCIOLI

SEPTEMBER 23
24 PAGES / FC
$2.99

BOOK THIRTY: THE ENTROPY AND THE ECSTASY
When an old friend returns, Commander Adam Archer is forced to confront the very nature of his own existence! And who doesn’t enjoy that? Meanwhile, as the Earth inches closer to facing its darkest nightmare, the greater universe is targeted for assassination by the traitorous R@dur-Rezz! Plus, Nickelhead’s very first Super-Villain Congress drafts its first new law!

GØDLAND IS HOW WE’LL SAVE THE ECONOMY!

invincible_cov66.jpgINVINCIBLE #66
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover by CORY WALKER & FCO PLASCENCIA

SEPTEMBER 23
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“PREPARATIONS FOR WAR,” Part One
Artist CORY WALKER returns to the series he co-created!  After escaping from a Viltrumite Prison, Nolan Grayson and Allen the Alien must use what they’ve learned to gather the powers of the universe and unite them against the Viltumites.  It all starts here, folks: The Viltrumite War looms large on the horizon!

jerseygods_cov07.jpgJERSEY GODS #7
story GLEN BRUNSWICK
art DAN McDAID
cover MIKE ALLRED

SEPTEMBER 2
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“THE ABANDONED,” Part Two
If you thought Barock had it tough on the battlefields of Neboron – just wait until you see him battling it out on the runways of Paris during fashion week. Zoe is in Heaven when Delia offers Barock his first modeling gig.  But the dark and mysterious Hecticus has the lovers plainly in his sights – and now he’s moving in for the kill! MARK WAID and JOE INFURNARI tell the final chapter of their exciting Gods of Neboron Civil War back up story.


kingcity_02.jpgKING CITY #2
story BRANDON GRAHAM
art & cover BRANDON GRAHAM

SEPTEMBER 16
32 PAGES, FC
$2.99

Our journey down the dangerous back alleys of King City continues as Pete’s quest for a quick buck finds him taking on gigs from the racket club goons…the latest of which has him delivering a beautiful alien girl to a mysterious buyer. Meanwhile, Joe realizes the snot-rocket fired by the stranger on the train left a bigger impression than first thought, in the form of a weird, skull-shaped bruise. But none of that is as strange as Max’s chainsaw-fueled Xombie War nightmares, which leaves him in cold sweats and itching to scratch the leg he left behind on the battlefield.

From critically acclaimed comics vet BRANDON GRAHAM comes the next chapter of the most original comic of the year!

MAYHEM_02_Cover.jpgTYRESE GIBSON’S MAYHEM #2 (of 3)
story TYRESE GIBSON, MIKE LE & WILLIAM WILSON
art & cover TONE RODRIGUEZ

SEPTEMBER 2
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Mayhem and Malice are back again, but this time their rival Big X has pulled out all the stops!  When his regular thugs can’t get the job done, Big X calls in the world’s most notorious assassins known as The Four Corners, who force Mayhem right to the edge.  Will Mayhem survive long enough to learn that there’s more to Big X than meets the eye…?

micetemplar_03.jpgMICE TEMPLAR: DESTINY #3
story MICHAEL AVON OEMING & BRYAN J. GLASS
art VICTOR SANTOS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING
variant cover VICTOR SANTOS & VERONICA GANDINI

SEPTEMBER 2
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Karic and Cassius enter the splendor and terror of the Bright Realm, the day world which night-dwelling creatures cannot enter save by random accident, or through utilizing ancient Templar secrets. Is there a price to be paid for bypassing the Guardians of the Worlds? While the druids’ obsession with the secrets of Death Magic continues, One-Arm Leito rallies the prisoner mice in a desperate all or nothing escape from the dungeons of King Icarus and Boris the Torturer.

phonogramsingles_07.jpgPHONOGRAM 2: THE SINGLES CLUB #7 (of 7)
story KIERON GILLEN
art & cover JAMIE McKELVIE

SEPTEMBER 30
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

Because you demanded it! No, not you. To the left… no, not you either. One more. There you go. You! This issue is for you! It’s the long awaited Kid-with-knife solo vehicle. He likes going out. Go with him! You’ll like it! Exclamation mark!

PLUS! THE SINGLES CLUB rushes to its conclusion with as many back-up stories as Team Phonogram can cram in.

Proof24-FrontCover.jpgPROOF #24
story ALEX GRECIAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

SEPTEMBER 30
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

My date with Bigfoot.

savagedragon_cov152.jpgSAVAGE DRAGON #152
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN

SEPTEMBER 2
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

Transformations. Savage Dragon takes a turn for the worst. Meanwhile, the mystery of Overlord deepens and Chicago may never be the same.

TheSword-21-0-Solicitation.jpgTHE SWORD #21
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA

SEPTEMBER 9
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Dara Brighton’s mission to kill the air-goddess, Malia – to avenge her father – is proving to be her most challenging confrontation yet.

WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

walkingdead_cov65.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD #65
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

SEPTEMBER 16
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99

THE HUNT CONTINUES!
His time is up.

WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

WarHeroes03-CHO-cover.jpgwarheroes_cov03ink.jpgWAR HEROES #3 (of 6) (RES)
story MARK MILLAR
art & cover TONY HARRIS
incentive cover FRANK CHO

SEPTEMBER 16
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

After weeks of training, the recruits finally get to try out their super-powers on real-life targets, as Project Olympus marches en masse across the Middle East, much to the horror of the world at large.  But things are not as simple as they seem, and Calvin’s poster-boy brother is up to something.

WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

youngblood_cov9_mockup.jpgYOUNGBLOOD #11
story ROB LIEFELD
art & cover ROB LIEFELD

SEPTEMBER 30
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

“NEW WORLD ORDER”
In the aftermath of the shocking events of “First Strike,” President Clinton dispatches a Youngblood unit to travel through time and locate President Obama and return him safely.

Variant President Hilary Clinton cover.

via Image Comics

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3 Comments

  1. MaximusRift
    June 12, 2009 at 1:55 pm — Reply

    Only I’m reading “Bomb Queen vs Obama” is if (1) Obama has actual powers, (2) they actually fight and (3) he actually wins.

  2. June 13, 2009 at 12:25 am — Reply

    Why must Obama win against Bomb Queen? Bomb Queen has killed every hero that has tried to take her city of crime. It’s a *villain* comic book, not a super *hero* comic. Obama could be digging his own grave.

  3. Mike Keller
    June 13, 2009 at 9:05 pm — Reply

    RE: Bonds #3
    Dang! Did I ever think that was a Buffy cover when I first looked at it!
    Not to mention that “Faith” is also a Buffy character.
    Hmmmm?!?!?….

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