This week, when you head down to the local comic book store, you might want to pick up a copy of Chew #11, Hack/Slash: My First Maniac #1, King City #9, The Light #3, and Sam & Twitch: The Writer #3, all from Image Comics.  The company sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of these issue for your enjoyment.

CHEW #11
story JOHN LAYMAN
art & cover ROB GUILLORY
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“JUST DESSERTS,” Part One
A few months ago an intact mastodon was discovered encased in a glacier in Siberia. A few weeks ago the lab doing DNA sequencing on the prehistoric creature mysteriously burned to the ground. And a few days ago, Special Agent Tony Chu discovered an exclusive diner’s club of the very, very rich who commit crimes in order to procure the meat of the rare, exotic and extinct. Tonight is their annual dinner. Guess who’s coming to dinner to stop them?
RETAILER WARNING: NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

HACK/SLASH: MY FIRST MANIAC #1(of 4)
story TIM SEELEY
art DANIEL LEISTER
cover A TIM SEELEY & NEI RUFFINO
cover B JENNY FRISON
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

Critically acclaimed cult horror hit HACK/SLASH comes to Image Comics in a new miniseries that explores Cassie’s first case! 16-year-old Cassie Hack has just been forced to kill her mother, the undead murderer known as the Lunch Lady! Now faced with overwhelming guilt, she must decide if she can make a life with her foster parents or use her new-found slasher killing skills to save other screaming teenagers! But does the apple fall far from the tree?

A perfect jumping-on point for new readers and a previously untold
tale for old fans!

KING CITY #9
story BRANDON GRAHAM
art & cover BRANDON GRAHAM
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99

Deep inside the Owl gangs lair Joe finds a map to the most evil spot in all of King city. While the menace of the demon king’s return looms over them, Joe and Pete go to get sandwiches. Plus: This issue has a playable King city board game.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE LIGHT #3(of 5)
story NATHAN EDMONDSON
art & cover BRETT WELDELE
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“COMPANY”
Coyle and Avery travel inland with new companions, and as day breaks they discover how far the deadly fingers of the virus reach.

SAM & TWITCH: THE WRITER #3(of 4)
story LUCA BLENGINO
art LUCA ERBETTA & FABIO BONO
colors FILIPPO RIZZU
cover LUCA ERBETTA
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

NEW CRIME FICTION MINISERIES SHIPPING BI-WEEKLY!
This top-notch team of Italian artists and writer continue their spin on hard-boiled crime fiction from the boroughs of NYC.

PART THREE: “THE SECRET INHERITANCE OF FRANCIS MERRILL”
New York City is at the mercy of the snowstorm of the century.
In these extreme conditions the destiny of an eclectic group of people cross paths — as if they were actors following a script created by the killer known as The Writer.

Priests and vengeful husbands are on the trail of the killer and so are Sam and Twitch. Who will decipher the story of The Writer? While the snow continues to pile up, so does the body count.

via Image Comics

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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1 Comment

  1. Brian G.
    June 7, 2010 at 1:02 pm — Reply

    I picked up a The Living Corpse Annual that featured Hack/Slash a little bit ago. I’ll probably be buying this because I loved her character in that book and an origin story is always the best place to start your interest with a character.

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