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godcomplex01_cov.jpgGOD COMPLEX #1
story MICHAEL AVON OEMING & DANIEL BERMAN
art JOHN BROGLIA
cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING

DECEMBER 2
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

The co-creator of POWERS and MICE TEMPLAR, MICHAEL AVON OEMING, brings you magic, monsters and GODS.

Meet Paul, he’s an everyday kind of guy. He’s kinda tall, kinda strong and kinda not mortal at all. Paul is actually Apollo (no, really) in hiding… from his family… the ancient Greek gods. Paul’s father (you know, Zeus) would rather see Paul dead than living as a mortal… So, for Paul, being a god is complex… and dangerous…

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IMAGE UNITED #2 (of 6)
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art ERIK LARSEN, ROB LIEFELD, TODD McFARLANE, WHILCE PORTACIO, MARC SILVESTRI & JIM VALENTINO
covers ERIK LARSEN, ROB LIEFELD, TODD McFARLANE, WHILCE PORTACIO, MARC SILVESTRI & JIM VALENTINO

DECEMBER 23
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

THE CROSSOVER EVENT OF THE CENTURY IS HERE!
The greatest threat the Image Universe has ever faced makes his first move toward world domination!  You can’t miss this historic event as the original Image Founders draw all the characters they made history with.  Each page is an amazing jam piece – it’s a story told in a way never before attempted in comics.

imageunited_collectors.jpgIMAGE UNITED #1 COLLECTOR’S EDITION
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art ERIK LARSEN, ROB LIEFELD, TODD McFARLANE, WHILCE PORTACIO, MARC SILVESTRI & JIM VALENTINO
covers ERIK LARSEN, ROB LIEFELD, TODD McFARLANE, WHILCE PORTACIO, MARC SILVESTRI & JIM VALENTINO

DECEMBER 2
32 PAGES / BW
$10.00

S&N EDITION LIMITED TO 100 COPIES $50.00

This ultra-rare special edition of IMAGE UNITED #1 is limited to 3,000 copies and will feature an exclusive cover with a gold-foil embossed logo.  Don’t miss the opportunity to own this rare collectable comic commemorating the debut of this historic miniseries event!


forgetless1_cov.jpgFORGETLESS #1 (of 5)
story NICK SPENCER
art & cover W. SCOTT FORBES

DECEMBER 9
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

The Forgetless nightclub is the biggest party in New York, and now it’s ending. But Sonia and Sara, struggling models turned professional killers, want to make sure it goes out with a bang. Derrick, a failed artist and hypnotist’s assistant happens to be the unlucky guy caught in their crosshairs!

From the creator/writer of Existence 2.0 and 3.0 comes a drug and sex-infused black comedy about surviving until last call; Forgetless is perfect for fans of GO! And IGBY GOES DOWN.

WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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Haunt3_previews.jpgHAUNT #3
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art GREG CAPULLO, RYAN OTTLEY & TODD McFARLANE
covers TODD MCFARLANE & RYAN OTTLEY

DECEMBER 2
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

MCFARLANE & KIRKMAN’S HAUNT CONTINUES!
Daniel Kilgore now finds himself entrenched in his brother Kurt’s secret life of espionage and murder.  Finally the two of them meet someone who can explain their other-worldly situation and at long last a few secrets are revealed as we learn more about Haunt and what makes him tick.

silverstreak_24LOGOcover.jpgTHE NEXT ISSUE PROJECT: SILVER STREAK COMICS #24
story ERIK LARSEN, PAUL GRIST, STEVE HORTON & MICHAEL T. GILBERT
art ERIK LARSEN, PAUL GRIST, ALAN WEISS & MICHAEL T. GILBERT
cover ERIK LARSEN

DECEMBER 9
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

A NEXT ISSUE PROJECT PUBLICATION
THE GOLDEN AGE DAREDEVIL! SILVER STREAK! CAPTAIN BATTLE! THE CLAW!  Some of the greatest creations from yesterday brought back to life by some of the greatest creators of today! Back at last! Golden Age greats revived for a modern audience! THE NEXT ISSUE PROJECT is an ongoing series of comics that continues a classic canceled  title! All stories are complete, self-contained and cool as all hell! All books are Golden Age sized, but these aren’t simply an homage to Golden Age comics: They’re updated classics for a new generation by modern masters!

TANK GIRL: DARK NUGGETS (ONE-SHOT)
story ALAN MARTIN
art & cover RUFUS DAYGLO

DECEMBER 9
32 PAGES / BW
$3.99

First in a line of special TANK GIRL one-shots from Image!
We find our heroine in a particularly dark mood as she battles her way through three stories: exorcising nostalgic demons; getting beaten up by her friends; and getting shot to pieces by a man named Duncan Cockskin. Meanwhile, her kangaroo partner Booga takes a trip to the psychiatrist after a harrowing ordeal in a donut shop. If you like your Tank Girl nasty then Dark Nuggets is just for you. Contains bad language, dirty jokes and 1970s game show hosts.

WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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bedbugs_01_crop.jpgNIGHT OF THE BEDBUGS HC
story PAUL FRICKE
art & cover PAUL FRICKE

DECEMBER 2
32 PAGES / FC
$12.99

A little girl’s bedtime fears are calmed when a friendly bedbug and his pals join her for a pajama party, singing her to sleep with a soft lullaby. With images lively and colorful mixed with the rhythmic, rhyming text, NIGHT OF THE BEDBUGS is engaging fun for insomniacs of all ages.

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amorywars_tpb2_cov.jpgAMORY WARS, VOL. 2: THE SECOND STAGE TURBINE BLADE TP
story CLAUDIO SANCHEZ
art GABRIEL GUZMAN
cover TONY MOORE

DECEMBER 9
128 PAGES / FC
$14.99

Collected at last: the second volume in the ongoing saga of THE AMORY WARS from CLAUDIO SANCHEZ, concluding the story of THE SECOND STAGE TURBINE BLADE!

Collects AMORY WARS, VOL. 2 #1-6, plus exclusive story, “33.”

dead17_afterbirth_tp_cover.jpgDEAD @17: AFTERBIRTH TP
story JOSH HOWARD
art & cover JOSH HOWARD

DECEMBER 2
104 PAGES / FC
$12.99

In the latest chapter of the Dead @ 17 saga, Nara and Hazy face their darkest hour. The insidious Abraham Pitch has returned and plots to open the Abyss, while Nara’s crusade against the Marked has disastrous consequences for those closest to her.

Collects DEAD @17: AFTERBIRTH #1-4

elephantmenvol2_tbpcov.jpgELEPHANTMEN, VOL. 2: FATAL DISEASES TP
story RICHARD STARKINGS, JEPH LOEB, KURT BUSIEK & JOE KELLY
art MORITAT, CHRIS  BURNHAM, IAN CHURCHILL, STUART IMMONEN, PETER GROSS, RYAN KELLY, PHIL YEH, ROB STEEN, STEVE BUCCELLATO, BOO COOK & LADRÖNN
cover BOO COOK

DECEMBER 16
312 PAGES / FC
$24.99

A meteor falls in Santa Monica Bay, and the lives of Hip Flask, Ebony Hide, Obadiah Horn, Sahara and her father, Joshua Serengheti converge once again with far reaching consequences for all.

Over ten issues worth of ELEPHANTMEN in one big package!

Introduction by PIA (Y: The Last Man) GUERRA.

Collects ELEPHANTMEN #8-15, plus the Pilot issue and loads of extras!

El_Superbeasto_2ndprint_cov.jpgTHE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO TP (NEW PRINTING)
story ROB ZOMBIE
art & cover VARIOUS

DECEMBER 2
288 PAGES / FC
$19.99

The highly sought after trade is back in print with a brand new cover!  Here’s your second chance to enjoy the stories that inspired the animated feature headed to DVD this fall.  Read all about the exploits of El Superbeasto, Suzi-X and Simon Deadmarsh, all penned by ROB ZOMBIE himself!

Collects SPOOKSHOW INTERNATIONAL #1-9

WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

phonogramsinglesclub_tpb.jpgPHONOGRAM, VOL. 2: THE SINGLES CLUB TP
story KIERON GILLEN
art & cover JAMIE McKELVIE

DECEMBER 16
160 PAGES / FC
$14.99

The second series of Phonogram separates itself from the frenzied mob of adoring critics just long enough to transform into this handsome collected volume. Seven individual-yet-interconnected stories set in a single night in a single club, each staring a young phonomancer, each exploring a different mystery of music and magic. Includes a cover gallery and “Making Of” extras. We’ve put you on the guest list. Don’t be late. This is one night you’ll never forget.

Collects PHONOGRAM: THE SINGLES CLUB #1 –7

pvp_vol7_tp_cov.jpgPvP, VOL. 7: PvP LEVELS UP TP
story SCOTT KURTZ
art & cover SCOTT KURTZ

DECEMBER 23
128 PAGES / BW
$14.99

Greetings, adventurer. Your quest is to venture deeper into the PvP archives than ever before. Are you brave enough to survive teenage man-crushes, magical lockboxes, marriage proposals, high-school reunions and an actual murder mystery? These are the dangers you must face if you wish to reach level seven of the Eisner winning comic strip. Enter at your own peril.

SpawnOrigins4_TPB_previews.jpgSPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 4 TP
story TODD MCFARLANE
art TODD MCFARLANE, MARC SILVERSTRI & GREG CAPULLO
cover GREG CAPULLO

DECEMBER 9
160 PAGES/FC
$14.99
TODD MCFARLANE’s SPAWN smashed all existing records and became the most successful independent comic book ever published. Revisit classic characters and unforgettable SPAWN stories written by TODD MCFARLANE in SPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 4.

Collects SPAWN #21-26

SpawnEndgame2_TPB_previews.jpgSPAWN: ENDGAME, VOLUME 2 TP
story TODD MCFARLANE
art WHILCE PORTACIO, TODD MCFARLANE & GREG CAPULLO

DECEMBER 16
 PAGES/FC
$14.99

The story of the all-new Spawn continues.  A re-invention of Spawn as only Spawn creator TODD MCFARLANE can tell it.

Reprinting the popular monthly book that has accelerated the momentum created by the new creative team of WHILCE PORTACIO (WetWorks), and TODD MCFARLANE. This collection also features the sold out, SPAWN #193 by TODD MCFARLANE and fan-favorite artist, GREG CAPULLO (SPAWN, Creech).

Collects SPAWN #191-196

walkingdead_vol11cov.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 11 TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

DECEMBER 23
136 PAGES / BW
$14.99

No one is safe in the aftermath of the most shocking Walking Dead storyline yet. The remaining survivors continue the road to Washington DC, but not everyone will make it out alive. Collecting issues 61-66 of the New York Times best-selling series!

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #61-66

warning: may not be suitable for all ages

astoundingwolfman_22cov.jpgTHE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #22
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover JASON HOWARD

DECEMBER 23
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Mecha-Maid’s life is torn apart as the greatest threat she’s ever faced comes in the form of–her own daughter?!  It’s a story Gary Hampton, The Astounding Wolf-Man knows all too well… and yet another common thread to bond this unlikely couple together.  All this and more in the ramp-up to the monumental 25th issue!

bombqueen6_04_cov.jpgBOMB QUEEN VI #4 (of 4)
story JIMMIE ROBINSON
art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

DECEMBER 23
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“OH, BOMB AH!” Conclusion
President Obama believes he can finally beat the scandalous Bomb Queen, but our favorite super villain is ready to show the world the TRUE meaning of darkest evil.  Don’t miss this world-altering conclusion to Bomb Queen vs. Obama where nobody is safe and rivers of blood will flow in the streets.

warning: may not be suitable for all ages

chew07_cov.jpgCHEW #7
story JOHN LAYMAN
art & cover ROB GUILLORY

DECEMBER 23
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR,” Part Two
Meet Lin Sae Woo.

She’s a covert operative for the United States Department of Agriculture, and one its most lethal assassins. She has the equivalent of black belts in four different disciplines of martial arts hand-to-hand combat and is equally deadly with swords, throwing knifes, sniper rifles and handguns.

She’ll make a corpse out of anybody who tries to stand between her and completion of her current assignment—and that includes that nosy F.D.A. agent with the creepy cibopath power, Tony Chu!

WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

cowboyninjaviking3_cov.jpgCOWBOY NINJA VIKING #3 (of 4)
story AJ LIEBERMAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

DECEMBER 16
24 PAGES / FC
$3.50
You know how Jason Bourne got ass kicked all over the globe and then came home to do the ass kickin’? Well CNV#3 is exactly like that only with Cowboy Ninja Viking… and an Amish dude.
WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


darkkingdom04_ad.jpgDARK KINGDOM #4 (of 4)
story MARK KIDWELL
art TIM VIGIL & JAY FOTOS
covers FRANK FRAZETTA, TIM VIGIL & NAT JONES

DECEMBER 23
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

RED MORDEN VERSUS DEATH DEALER as the epic miniseries concludes in full panel-to-panel comic storytelling!  Pulled beneath the swirling sands of the Isle of Thorns by a living statue of tentacles and steel, Red Morden awakens beneath the boiling skies of the Land of the Dead. Propelled by the rowing of a mysterious, skull-faced boatman, the berserker finds himself facing the end of his quest amidst the blood red waves. And on a lost beach littered with skulls, rusted armor and the ghosts of the battle slain, Morden will face his greatest challenge-an unstoppable engine of destruction in black chain mail and a horned helmet.

Existence3_02_Cover.jpgEXISTENCE 3.0 #2 (of 4)
story NICK SPENCER
art & cover RON SALAS

DECEMBER 16
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

The Kindred Group is closing in on the only living prototype of the consciousness transfer process, dispatching a mysterious young assassin who seems to know something about switching bodies himself. Meanwhile, an old enemy from Sly’s past emerges to make things even deadlier!

“It’s crime noir mixed with a little bit of sci-fi and pulpy adventure… the beginning of something special.” – Ain’t It Cool News

WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

fall_out_toy_works_cov04.jpgFALL OUT TOYWORKS #4 (of 5)
created by PETE WENTZ & DARREN ROMANELLI
story BRETT LEWIS
art & cover SAMI BASRI, SUNNY GHO & IMAGINARY FRIENDS STUDIOS

DECEMBER 2
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

“TIFFANY BLUES,” Part Four: “WHY WOULD ANYONE CARE ABOUT ANOTHER DREAM?”
The battle between the Baron and the Toymaker escalates as armies of toys are built to do battle.  But as war heats up, Tiffany, the subject of their fallout faces a nightmare of her own.

GMan_CC_5_cover.jpgG-MAN: CAPE CRISIS #5 (of 5)
story CHRIS GIARRUSSO
art & cover CHRIS GIARRUSSO

DECEMBER 9
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

G-Man and Great Man embark on a quest to regain their lost powers.  Facing opposition and peril at every turn, their toughest challenge may be putting up with each other.  It’s more action-packed laugh-out-loud kid superhero fun from Mini-Marvels creator CHRIS GIARRUSSO!

godland_31_cov.jpgGØDLAND #31
story JOE CASEY
art & cover TOM SCIOLI

DECEMBER 16
24 PAGES/FC
$2.99

BOOK THIRTY-ONE: PROPHECY PLUS
R@dur-Rezz is out to assassinate all reality – and it seems as though Adam Archer has crossed the known universe to stop him!  But with the Earth left unprotected, who will defend humanity against the threat of the Almighty Decimators?  That’s right… we said, “DecimatorS”!  Plural!  Result!

WHAT IS THE PAYOFF FOR ALL THAT YOU’VE BEEN PRAYING FOR? GØDLAND IS!

invincible_69cov.jpgINVINCIBLE #69
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

DECEMBER 16
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT NOW!
Who is Universa?!  Why did she come to this planet in search of the one called Invincible?  What does it have to do with the impending Viltrumite Invasion?!  And why did she decide to come NOW, on the eve of an attack from the SEQUIDS?!  The answers to all these questions and even more questions piled on top of them – in this issue of Invincible!

atomeve_rex_3cov.jpgINVINCIBLE PRESENTS: ATOM EVE & REX SPLODE #3 (of 3)
story BENITO CERENO
art & cover NATE BELLEGARDE & BILL CRABTREE
editor ROBERT KIRKMAN

DECEMBER 23
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Picking up right where the first ATOM EVE miniseries left off!  See the secret origin of Rex Splode!  See what shaped him into the man who tragically sacrificed himself in the Invincible War. Don’t miss the stunning conclusion to this hit miniseries!

jerseygods_10_cov.jpgJERSEY GODS #10
story GLEN BRUNSWICK
art DAN McDAID
cover MIKE ALLRED

DECEMBER 16
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“THE ABANDONED,” Conclusion
The stunning conclusion: Which God will die?  What will this shake-up mean to the surviving members of the JERSEY GODS universe?


kingcity_cov05.jpgKING CITY #5
story BRANDON GRAHAM
art & cover BRANDON GRAHAM

DECEMBER 23
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99

Joe and Pete set up a stakeout across from a ninja school…and a restaurant filled with demonic cannibals. There may not be enough turtle soda and old cop movies to prepare them for the fight ahead…

Don’t miss the next chapter of Brandon Graham’s saga of weird!

WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

proof27_cov.jpgPROOF #27
story ALEXANDER GRECIAN
art CHRIS GRINE
cover RILEY ROSSMO & CHRIS GRINE

DECEMBER 16
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“WHO KILLED THE DOVER DEMON?” Part One
Surrounded by the world’s deadliest creatures, Elvis and Ginger investigate a crime scene on the grounds of The Lodge. Meanwhile, Proof faces an escalating problem with a monster in The Habitat.

WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

savagedragon155cov.jpgSAVAGE DRAGON #155
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN

DECEMBER 2
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“DRAGON WAR,” Part One
Overlord, leader of the notorious Vicious Circle, uses Dragon’s blood to create an invincible army of Savage Dragons to take over Chicago! And the Dragon from Dark World gains his freedom. Angel and Malcolm have nowhere to turn as all breaks loose! Not for the feint of heart!


SkyPirate_4_Cover.jpgSKY PIRATES OF NEO TERRA #4 (of 5)
story JOSH WAGNER
art & cover CAMILLA D’ERRICO

DECEMBER 16
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Things look grim for Billy! First, the Light Crystal stolen, then a Sky Pirates attack, and now Suma has been taken to Forgotten Isle. If Billy is going to find Suma, stop the Witch Queen AND save Racket, he’s going to need to start relying on his friends.


Spawn199_previews.jpgSPAWN #199
story TODD McFARLANE
art & cover TODD McFARLANE & GREG CAPULLO

DECEMBER 23
32 PAGES / FC
$2.95

THE MARCH TO ISSUE 200 CONTINUES! 
The newest villain to the title continues to wear down Spawn’s sanity.  At the same time, heaven and hell mount their attacks. Get ready for the big climax in the anniversary 200th issue!

underground04_cov.jpgUNDERGROUND #4 (of 5)
story JEFF PARKER
art & cover STEVE LIEBER

DECEMBER 16
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

Interest above ground explodes when a body is pulled out of Stillwater Cave. Deep inside and searching for a way out, Wesley leads Seth into a section she’s never explored for good reason: It’s almost always underwater!


viking5_cov.jpgVIKING #5
story IVAN BRANDON
art & painted cover NIC KLEIN

DECEMBER 16
24 PAGES / FC
$2.99

SEASON 1 FINALE!
Two brothers, one covered in the other’s blood. The extremely violent and harrowing ending to VIKING Season One.

WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


walkingdead_68cov.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD #68
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

DECEMBER 9
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99

Another stranger is encountered on the way to Washington.  The information this man brings could change everything for the survivors.

WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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1 Comment

  1. Kingme
    September 28, 2009 at 10:09 am — Reply

    Anyone know what happened with the Amber Atoms title? Was is just supposed to be a mini-series?

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