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Image Comics sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in January 2010.

orcstain001-cover.jpgORC STAIN #1
story JAMES STOKOE
art & cover JAMES STOKOE

JANUARY 6
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

A one-eyed orc with the ability to find the weak spot in any structure has started to notice cracks in the endless war and conquest of orc existence.

JAMES STOKOE, who won over hearts and minds with his space trucking cooking adventure Wonton Soup, brings you his first ongoing series. Frontline green slaughter comics in full orc color.

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haunt4_previews.jpgHAUNT #4
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art GREG CAPULLO, RYAN OTTLEY & TODD McFARLANE
covers TODD MCFARLANE & RYAN OTTLEY

JANUARY 6
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

MCFARLANE & KIRKMAN’S HAUNT CONTINUES!
Haunt faces off against Cobra for the second time – just in time to learn his weakness!  Daniel Kilgore’s quest to find his brother’s killer and save the world just got a whole lot more difficult.

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IMAGE UNITED #3 (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

JANUARY 27
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

THE CROSSOVER EVENT OF THE CENTURY CONTINUES!
The stage has been set, the pieces are in place – the battle for the entire planet begins here.  The villains of the Image Universe are united against the world, but who’s pulling their strings?!  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.

sd156_cov.jpgsd156_variant_trimpe.jpgSAVAGE DRAGON #156
story & art ERIK LARSEN
covers ERIK LARSEN & HERB TRIMPE

JANUARY 6
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“DRAGON WAR,” Part Two
It’s Dragon vs. Dragon – to the death! But one of our green-skinned law enforcers has the brain of Emperor Kurr!
Featuring an incentive cover by comic book legend Happy HERB TRIMPE!

WWstaffcover001_prev.jpgTHE WEIRD WORLD OF JACK STAFF #1
story PAUL GRIST
art & cover PAUL GRIST

JANUARY 20
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

Beginning a brand new era in the life of Britain’s Greatest Hero!
Castletown is home to giant robots, vampire reporters, victorian escape artists and also Britain’s Greatest Hero.  Welcome to the Weird World of Jack Staff!

John Smith is a builder.  He also seems to be a superhero, only he doesn’t know about that.  The only thing he knows is that a lot of people want him dead.  And the only weapon he has to protect himself with is a wooden stick…

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CHEW #1 COLLECTOR’S EDITION
story JOHN LAYMAN
art & cover ROB GUILLORY

JANUARY 6
32 PAGES / BW
$10.00

S&N EDITION LIMITED TO 100 COPIES $25.00

This ultra-rare special edition of CHEW #1 is limited to 3,000 copies and will feature an exclusive cover with a gold-foil embossed logo, no ads and an all-new behind the scenes bonus section.  Don’t miss the opportunity to own this rare collectable comic commemorating the debut of the breakout hit of 2009!

rocketbots_cover.jpgROCKETBOTS: TROUBLE IN TIME HC
story ALEXANDER GRECIAN
art & cover CHRIS GRINE

JANUARY 13
48 PAGES / FC
$12.99

Robots vs. dinosaurs and cavemen and other robots! Five alien robots crash land on Earth in the Jurassic Age and wait millions of years to be rescued, only to find that their rescuers are far more advanced robots and intend to use them for scrap! The RocketBots must enlist the aid of primitive humans to fight alongside them or face being melted down.

From the writer of PROOF and the artist of CHICKEN HARE!

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dynamo5_vol4tp_cov.jpgDYNAMO 5, VOL. 4: CHANGE OR DIE TP
story JAY FAERBER
art MAHMUD A. ASRAR, YILDIRAY CINAR, & MATTEO SCALERA
cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY

JANUARY 27
166 pages / FC
$15.99
The Dynamo 5 team takes on the Brain Trust, an army of Whiptails, and a super-villain couple having a lovers’ spat. Meanwhile, the mysterious Father Gideon embarks on an evil plan that will change Dynamo 5 forever!
Collects DYNAMO 5 #20-25, including issue #0!

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

SEPTEMBER 23
32 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

jerseygods_vol2_cov_whilce.jpgJERSEY GODS, VOL. 2: AND THIS IS HOME TP
story GLEN BRUNSWICK
art DAN McDAID
cover WHILCE PORTACIO

JANUARY 20
144 PAGES/FC
$14.99

Barock begins his new life with Zoe and moves into her modest apartment in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  But it wont be easy: Zoe has her heart set on a Frank Lloyd Wright house so expensive Barock may have to cut back on the super-heroics and take a high-fashion modeling gig in Paris just to pay the bills.  Also, could there be a connection between “The Abandoned” – a mysterious  group of earthbound villains – and the Gods of Neboron?  Features a new DAN McDAID art section showcasing never-before-seen sketches from the series, plus a cover gallery by Mike Allred.  Special introduction from JAMES ROBINSON.

Collects JERSEY GODS #6-10

savagedragon_backinblue_tp.jpgSAVAGE DRAGON: BACK IN BLUE TP
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN

JANUARY 6
144 PAGES / FC
$14.99

Savage Dragon is welcomed back to the Chicago Police force and what a welcome it is! Featuring the riotous return of the savage one’s arch nemesis Overlord, the introduction of the villainous Virus, the departure of Alex Wilde, a brutal battle with the deadly Dart and the resurgence of the Golden Age Daredevil! This one has it all!

Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #145-150

shadowhawk_chron_vol1.jpgSHADOWHAWK CHRONICLES, VOL. 1 TP
story JIM VALENTINO
art JIM VALENTINO & FRIENDS
cover JIM VALENTINO

JANUARY 27
488 PAGES / BW
$19.99

AN IMAGE UNITED TIE-IN!
And timed to precede the launch of ShadowHawk’s new on-going series in May! Collecting Image founder JIM VALENTINO’s multi-million selling series for the first time between two covers! The return of the vigilante so violent he was at odds with both law enforcement and the underworld!

Collects SHADOWHAWK #1-4, SHADOWHAWK II #1-3, SHADOWHAWK III #1-4, SHADOWHAWK #12-18, plus excerpts from SHADOWHAWK GALLERY #1 and surprise pin-ups by some of comics’ top talents—including JEFF SMITH, DALE KEOWN, DAVE GIBBONS, KEITH GIFFEN and many more!

WDHCVR5_SMALL_CVR.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD, BOOK 5 HC
JANUARY 20
304 PAGES / BW
$34.99

story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
cover CHARLIE ADLARD

This hardcover features another 12 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues all in one oversized hardcover volume.  Perfect for long time fans, new readers, and anyone interested in reading a zombie movie on paper that never ends.

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #49-60

youngblood_vol2_cov.jpgYOUNGBLOOD, VOL. 2: VOTED OFF THE ISLAND TP
story ROB LIEFELD & JOE CASEY
art DEREC DONOVAN & ROB LIEFELD
cover ROB LIEFELD & MIKE CAPRIOTTI
JANUARY 6
104 PAGES / FC
$9.99

The brand-new YOUNGBLOOD library continues with this latest collection.  As Shaft and Co. go deep underground, the Televillain makes his move on a nation glued to the tube!  And who is this all-new, all-different Youngblood team that’s taken over the show?  Are their Q-ratings high enough to take on the evil of Mayhem, Inc?  All this and the secret of the mysterious Scion!  Loaded with extra features!

Collects YOUNGBLOOD #5-#9

wolfman_cov21.jpgTHE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #21 (RES)
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover JASON HOWARD
variant cover WHILCE PORTACIO

JANUARY 27
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“LEGACY,” Part One
It all begins here: the end of THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN!  All the pieces are coming together, secrets will be revealed, and the true origin of Wolf-Man will be told as we march toward the monumental conclusion to this series. In this issue: Zechariah has been beaten, caged and left to rot.  But this vampire has been around too long to give up now.  Wolf-Man, beware!  Now is a time for REVENGE!

CHEW-8-Cover.jpgCHEW #8
story JOHN LAYMAN
art & cover ROB GUILLORY

JANUARY 20
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR,” Part Three
Introducing Poyo!

In the cockfighting ring, Poyo is almost impossible to defeat. This makes Poyo’s owners very, very rich. It also has a habit of making Poyo’s owners very, very dead. Guess who gets assigned to track down Poyo, and the murderers who have stolen him?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES!

cowboyninja04_cov.jpgCOWBOY NINJA VIKING #4 (of 4)
story AJ LIEBERMAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

JANUARY 20
24 PAGES / FC
$3.50

4.2 million people want to know just what in the hell happened in San Cristobal.  The only place they’ll find an answer?  CNV #4.  And it ain’t pretty.  But it is kinda funny… and by “funny” we mean “bloody slaughter”.  Not ready to pay? How ‘bout we toss in CNV’s arch nemesis / hairstylist.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

ELEPHANTMEN #0 (O/A)
story RICHARD STARKINGS & JOE CASEY
art & cover LADRÖNN

JANUARY 6
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Re-presenting the origin of the Elephantmen from the SOLD OUT first issue of HIP FLASK.

Elephantmen24_solicit.jpgELEPHANTMEN #24
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art MORITAT
cover BOO COOK

JANUARY 13
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“QUESTIONABLE THINGS,” Part One
MORITAT returns for a new story arc that pits Elephantman against Elephantmen. Simm’s secret has been revealed and all hell breaks loose!

existence3_03_Cover.jpgEXISTENCE 3.0 #3 (of 4)
story NICK SPENCER
art & cover RON SALAS

JANUARY 13
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

An all-out war erupts between the various factions seeking control of the transfer process, while in the midst of the chaos, an unlikely romance blooms. Meanwhile, a mysterious assassin sheds new light on the true origins of the process itself.

Continuing the sequel to the surprise hit series Ain’t It Cool News called, “fantastic” and “the start of something special.”  Find out why Existence 3.0 has been the most critically acclaimed series in years!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

fallouttoyworks05_cov.jpgFALL OUT TOYWORKS #5 (of 5)
created by FALL OUT BOY,  DARREN ROMANELLI & NATHAN CABRERA
story BRETT LEWIS
art SUNNY GHO & IMAGINARY FRIENDS STUDIOS
cover STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU

JANUARY 6
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

“TIFFANY BLUES,” Conclusion: “WELL, WHAT IF SOMEONE ELSE HAD THE SAME DREAM?”
As the Baron and the Toymaker clash in their final battle, Tiffany is lost amid the many shattered memory fragments that make up her programming. Just who is TIFFANY?

Inspired by the ideas and lyrics of FALL OUT BOY, FALL OUT TOYWORKS brings the magic of innocence to life as both a toy maker and his invention set about learning the true secrets of life.

forgetless2_cov.jpgFORGETLESS #2 (of 5)
story NICK SPENCER
art JORGE COEHLO & MARLEY ZARCONE
cover MARLEY ZARCONE

JANUARY 6
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

Meet Derrick, failed T-shirt maker and substitute hypnotist’s assistant. Derrick is broke, desperate, and about to get himself killed to get more views on YouTube. There is something horribly wrong with this guy!  At least he got in the door at FORGETLESS, though.

Continuing the story of one very dangerous night of clubbing in New York’s Lower East Side.

New from the critically acclaimed writer of EXISTENCE 3.0!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

godcomplex2_cov.jpgGOD COMPLEX #2
story MICHAEL AVON OEMING & DANIEL BERMAN
art JOHN BROGLIA
cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING

DECEMBER 2
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

Magic, monsters and GODS are back! In this action packed issue the GODS hit Paul where it hurts… his own neighborhood. And now he must fight for his life; has Paul been found out? Will he be able to protect Sophia and George or are they in as much danger as he is?

invincible_cov70.jpgINVINCIBLE #70
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

JANUARY 20
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

OVERWHELMED!
Invincible finds himself faced against the combined might of the Sequid legions!  Is he willing to do what must be done in order to save the world – and will this event push him over the edge or bring him back from it?

kingcity6_cov.jpgKING CITY #6
story BRANDON GRAHAM
art & cover BRANDON GRAHAM

JANUARY 20
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99

It’s the thrilling next chapter of BRANDON GRAHAM’s saga!
The coffin is open and the thing inside it walks among us!
Statues cry, rivers turn black! In short, s@!# is going down!
This is the issue not to miss, as Joe opens up a can of feline whup-ass!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

micedestiny6_cov.jpgTHE MICE TEMPLAR: DESTINY #6
story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art VICTOR SANTOS
cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING
variant cover VICTOR SANTOS & VERONICA GANDINI

JANUARY 13
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“THE BATS OF MEAVE”
Karic’s destiny has been a mystery to the young mouse ever since tragedy first struck his home, and when he learned he was a focal point for supernatural forces. Now the cryptic Bats of Meave render their judgment, and set Karic upon a course of action that can only end in disaster. While Cassius leads Llochloraine, the Templar, Maeven, and their students in a desperate battle against the fearsome and deadly power of the Scorpion God.

proof28_cov.jpgPROOF #28
story ALEXANDER GRECIAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

JANUARY 27
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“Conclusions.” Season one finale. The Dover Demon is gone and Proof’s future is uncertain. As the government moves in to shut down The Lodge, Proof makes a startling discovery that may change everything he thinks he knows about himself.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

skypirates_5_cov.jpgSKY PIRATES OF NEO TERRA #5 (of 5)
story JOSH WAGNER
art & cover CAMILLA D’ERRICO

JANUARY 13
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

As Billy infiltrates Forgotten Isle, the hearts and minds of his friends become a battle ground for a conflict between Witch Queen’s evil machine and the Light Crystal. Though hopelessly outnumbered, Billy’s personal struggles hold the key to defeating the Pirate King. Based on a new game for the Nintendo DS and Wii.


underground05_cov.jpgUNDERGROUND #5 (of 5)
story JEFF PARKER
art & cover STEVE LIEBER

DECEMBER 16
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

MINISERIES CONCLUSION!
Wes and Seth have come to the end of the line- and so has Harden. As everyone converges upon the entrance to Stillwater Cave up above, the conflict below reaches  a very final conclusion.


walkingdead_cov69.jpgTHE WALKING DEAD #69
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

JANUARY 13
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99

At long last… they arrive.  But will things get better… or WORSE?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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