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As we move into a new week, what better way to kick things off than with a round of sneak peeks from Image Comics? Arriving in stores this week are Madman Atomic Comics #16, Olympus #2, Outlaw Territory, Phonogram 2: The Singles Club #3, Red Mass for Mars #3, Amber Atoms #4, Bomb Queen Presents: All Girl Comics, Dead @ 17: Afterbirth #1, and Elephantment #20.

A RED MASS FOR MARS #3 (OF 4)
story JONATHAN HICKMAN, art & cover RYAN BODENHEIM

32 PAGES, FC, $3.50

“EQUALITY”
As the son of Mars, Phobos, leads the returning heroes in a battle over the Earth, we find out the reason why Mars refuses to save the world and the history of why he abandoned the Earth.

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AMBER ATOMS #4
story, art & cover KELLY YATES, colors MICHAEL E. WIGGAM

32 PAGES, FC, $3.50

The final battle begins when the true villain, Lord Boomba, reveals his plan to enslave all the free worlds of the galaxy in a single stroke. It’s up to Amber to stop Boomba’s monstrous warships, yet there’s one that stands in her way… her father’s killer. It’s a confrontation for the fate of the galaxy.

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BOMB QUEEN PRESENTS: ALL GIRL COMICS
story & plot KRISTEN SIMON & JIM VALENTINO, dialogue KAT CAHILL, cover JIMMIE ROBINSON, art SETH DAMOOSE

22 PAGES, FC, $3.50

Bomb Queen! Dee Rail! Blacklight! Rebound! Editor Girl! Tempest! Fetish! The girls must work together to solve a problem that affects them all… something is rendering all the men in the world impotent! Bomb Queen reluctantly teams up with the super-heroines to find the culprit and save the human race… although not for that reason.

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DEAD @ 17: AFTERBIRTH #1 (OF 4)
story, art & cover JOSH HOWARD

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.

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ELEPHANTMEN #20
story RICHARD STARKINGS, art & cover MARIAN CHURCHLAND, variant cover LADRONN & BOO COOK

32 PAGES, FC, $3.50

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

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MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #16
story, art & cover MICHAEL ALLRED

32 PAGES, FC, $3.50

“TWEENAGE WASTELAND!”
The Atomics get their band back together and work to get a spot in a music festival. But they are shocked and surprised to find it’s sponsored by immortal “Tweens” from another dimension who are looking to take their favorite band back with them. YIKES!

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OLYMPUS #2
story NATHAN EDMONDSON, art & cover CHRISTIAN WARD, variant cover FRANK QUITELY

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.

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OUTLAW TERRITORY, VOL. 1 GN
by GREG PAK, JOE KELLY, KHOI PHAM, DEAN MOTTER, JOSHUA ORTEGA, STEVEN GRANT, WILLIAM SIMPSON, IVAN BRANDON, ANDY MACDONALD, JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV, MAX FIUMARA, JOHNNY TIMMONS, MICHAEL WOODS, and more! cover GREG RUTH

240 PAGES, FC, $19.99

Outlaw Territory is a collection of stories from a rougher and grittier time in America. Tales of the old west from some of the best and brightest writers in the industry, lavishly illustrated by amazing talent both new and experienced. This book is sure to appeal to fans of such television and film as Deadwood and 3:10 To Yuma, as well as the work of No Country For Old Men author Cormac McCarthy.

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PHONOGRAM 2: THE SINGLES CLUB #3 (OF 7)
story KIERON GILLEN, art & cover JAMIE McKELVIE

32 PAGES, FC, $3.50

As the Ice Queen of the Phonogram universe, Emily Aster is only afraid of two things: her past catching up and spending time in dodgy indie venues. In the latest of the seven-stories-in-one-night of the Singles Club, she’s having to deal with both. Plus, two complete back-up stories featuring the art of LEIGH GALLAGHER (2000AD, The Witching) and LEE O’CONNOR

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