Image Comics sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in December 2010.  Take the jump for the latest on Invincible, Bomb Queen, Savage Dragon, Morning Glories, and more.

MARINEMAN #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH
story IAN CHURCHILL
art & cover IAN CHURCHILL
DECEMBER 1
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

“INTRODUCING: MARINEMAN!”
Hulk, Supergirl and Uncanny X-Men superstar artist IAN CHURCHILL brings his all-new creator-owned series to Image Comics! Steve Ocean is… MARINEMAN! A marine biologist and TV presenter; a man blessed with good looks, a good job, a good circle of friends and a life many would aspire to. But Steve Ocean also has a secret—a secret, which, if revealed, could throw his whole life into disarray! With underwater action and adventure all the way, MARINEMAN may just turn out to be the comic book you didn’t know you were missing!

FIREBREATHER, VOL. 3: HOLMGANG #1 (of 4)
story PHIL HESTER
art & cover ANDY KUHN & BILL CRABTREE
DECEMBER 22
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

NOW A STUNNING TV MOVIE FROM CARTOON NETWORK!
In this all-new series our monstrous hero, Duncan Rosenblatt, deals with not only losing his father but with keeping his father’s death a secret, even from his mother. But Duncan’s mysterious extended family may not let him keep that secret—or his life—much longer.

MICE TEMPLAR ,VOL. 3 #1
story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art MICHAEL AVON OEMING & VICTOR SANTOS
cover a MICHAEL AVON OEMING
cover b VICTOR SANTOS & VERONICA GANDINI
DECEMBER 1
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

“PRECIOUS BURDEN”
THE AWARD WINNING SERIES CONTINUES! Karic has accomplished his goal—the rescue of his family from captivity—but their freedom has come with a terrible price. Karic now lies comatose, his spirit lost to a realm of nightmare, a portal to the Outer Darkness where ancient demons have been cursed. Yet Cassius risks all for the young mouse who restored his faith, even death at the blade of his old Templar rival Ronan. Meanwhile, the druids and the rat army unleash a new wave of tyranny in retaliation for Karic’s audacious attack. Only the heroic Maeven archers can stand against the MORTAIR, the deadly sisterhood of rat assassins!

A perfect starting point for new readers!

NEXT ISSUE PROJECT: CRACK COMICS #63
story & art ALAN WEISS, ERIK LARSEN, HERB TRIMPE, PAUL MAYBURY, TERRY AUSTIN, ADAM McGOVERN, PAOLO LEANDRI & CHRIS BURNHAM
cover ALAN WEISS
variant cover MIKE ALLRED
DECEMBER 22
48 PAGES / FC
$4.99

CAPTAIN TRIUMPH! THE CLOCK! SPITFIRE! MOLLY THE MODEL! ALIAS THE SPIDER! SPACE LEGION! Some of the greatest creations from yesterday brought back to life by some of the greatest creators of today! Fans have marveled over the years as, one by one, characters from comics’ Golden Age have been revived for a modern audience. The NEXT ISSUE PROJECT is an ongoing series that continues a classic discontinued title for a modern audience! 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 by modern masters for a new generation!

PROOF: ENDANGERED #1
story ALEX GRECIAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO
DECEMBER 15
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

“ENDANGERED,” Part One
THE CULT HIT SERIES RETURNS! A mysterious organization threatens The Lodge, and John “Proof” Prufrock is on the run, hunted by the government he once worked for. He has found information that, after 200 years, could finally tell him who he is and where he came from, but he has to turn for help to a teenager who claims to own Proof’s body! This is where it begins all over again!

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SANTA CLAUS VS. THE MARTIANS #1 (of 4)
story BENITO CERENO
art JAMES HARREN
cover NATE BELLEGARDE
DECEMBER 1
32 pages/FC
$3.50

For centuries, one man has patrolled the night, rewarding the good and punishing the wicked, protecting children from all manner of dangers. So, when a mysterious canister falls from the sky and crash lands in the peaceful English countryside, only Father Christmas can put an end to the threat of invasion from the Red Planet!

Writer BENITO CERENO (GUARDING THE GLOBE, HECTOR PLASM) and artist JAMES HARREN (Marvel’s Heralds) bring you an epic battle spanning three centuries and two planets!

DYNAMO 5: HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2010
story JAY FAERBER
art MARCIO TAKARA
cover MAHMUD A. ASRAR & RON RILEY
incentive cover ROB GUILLORY
DECEMBER 22
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

It’s the holiday season in Tower City, but the Dynamo 5 kids don’t get any time off. They’re busy tracking down one of Captain Dynamo’s old enemies, who has escaped from prison. But is there more to this simple escape than meets the eye?

Featuring a special epilogue section that lays the groundwork for Dynamo 5 in 2011!

THE ART OF TODD McFARLANE: THE DEVIL’S IN THE DETAILS HC
story by TODD McFARLANE
art by TODD McFARLANE
DECEMBER 1
300 PAGES / FC
$64.99

Showcasing TODD McFARLANE’s unique art style, which burst onto the comic book scene in the late 1980s and forever changed the landscape of comic book art. Features art from original comic art boards; rare, never-before-seen sketches; as well as art from McFARLANE’s work on Batman, Spider-Man and the Hulk (amongst many others), and his own top-selling creation, Spawn. Also features selected commentary by the artist himself. Large format hardcover book presents McFARLANE’s detailed art style at a previously unpublished size!

Limited edition of 5000 initial run.

COWBOY NINJA VIKING VOL. 2 TP
story AJ LIEBERMAN
art & cover RILEY ROSSMO
DECEMBER 1
136 PAGES / FC
$16.99

International intrigue. Black market nukes. And a Cowboy Ninja Viking that’s gone missing. Sent on a covert mission that takes the triplets from Bangkok to Russia and to the high seas, alliances are made and broken as the truth of their mission is slowly uncovered. Duncan, Ghislain, Nix, Grear, and everyone’s favorite gladiator-pirate-oceanographer, Yashitiko Ammo, are gonna save the world. Or totally blow it up.

Collects COWBOY NINJA VIKING #6-10, plus never-before-seen alternate covers, a “Help Duncan find his Welbutrin” maze, and MAD LIBS!

PAOLO PARENTE’S DUST WARS, VOL. 1 TP
story CHRISTOPHER “MINK” MORRISON
art PAOLO PARENTE, DAVIDE FABBRI & ALESSIA ZAMBONIN
cover PAOLO PARENTE
DECEMBER 15
156 PAGES / FC
$16.99

TWISTORY STUDIOS is proud to present the entire five issue collection of both sold out mini-series DUST and DUST WARS based on PAOLO PARENTE’s DUST universe of miniature games, toys and models. Be sure to pick up the action packed adventure, Joe’s US Special Forces Ranger Team #1 and their fearless efforts along side Koshka’s Russian Special Forces team to foil Sigrid’s ongoing Axis plots to build the ultimate Walking Robot Army to destroy the world! Included in this collection is a bonus pin-up girl gallery of all Paolo’s DUST DAMES as well as many pages of new war machine designs, soldiers, models, toys and historical art from the DUST universe. Get it while it lasts! Fight strong!

COLLECTS DUST #1-2 AND DUST WARS #1-3

THE LIGHT TP
story NATHAN EDMONDSON
art & cover BRETT WELDELE
DECEMBER 15
140 PAGES / FC
$16.99

It is as sudden as it is deadly. Its origins are unknown. When it strikes, a father must risk all to protect his daughter and escape across the Oregon countryside—before they are infected by THE LIGHT. This December, prepare for the wildly acclaimed horror-thriller from writer Nathan Edmondson and artist Brett Weldele. Learn to love the darkness; learn to fear THE LIGHT.

Collects THE LIGHT #1-5

ON THE LINE HC
story RICK WRIGHT
art & cover RIAN HUGHES
DECEMBER 1
48 PAGES / BW
6″ X 6″
$12.99

The complete newspaper strip from The Guardian, drawn by RIAN HUGHES (Yesterday’s Tomorrows, Dan Dare, Raymond Chandler’s “Goldfish,” logo and graphic design for DC, Marvel).

Celebrated designer and illustrator RIAN HUGHES first explored the possibilities of Adobe Illustrator’s vector drawing tools in this stylish strip, forging a modern design-savvy approach that still tips the hat to classic UPA cartoons and the angular work of Gene Dietch. Bold, graphic and expressive, this collection brings together every strip for the very first time, including some unpublished rarities, in a neat hardback designed by Hughes in a pocket-sized format.

“Rian Hughes, the man who’s done more for comic book design than anybody else, ever.” www.talkaboutcomics.com

“One of the most successful and prolific designer/illustrators of the past 20 years” – Roger Sabin, Eye magazine

“Try a death tango in the upper levels of the stratosphere with smoky Cyrillic logos wrapped around your fuselage and raw Letraset moire crackling away in the rearview and then maybe you’ll earn my respect the way Rian Hughes earned my respect long ago.” – Grant Morrison

PROOF, VOLUME 5: BLUE FAIRIES TP
story ALEX GRECIAN
art RILEY ROSSMO & CHRIS GRINE
cover RILEY ROSSMO
DECEMBER 1
128 PAGES / FC
$16.99

A year from now, the habitat lies in ruins and the Dover Demon may be dead. Where are the other cryptids? Escaped? Eaten? The fairy child Joy journeys across the habitat, searching for the body of his father while the U.S. Army takes over the habitat! Leander disappears, Wayne hides a terrible secret, and Proof quits the Lodge!

Collects PROOF #24-28

SAVAGE DRAGON ARCHIVES, VOL. 3 TP (RES)
story ERIK LARSEN
art & cover ERIK LARSEN
DECEMBER 22
576 PAGES / BW / STANDARD SIZE
$19.99

Savage Dragon was dead, to begin with and by the end of this earth-shattering epic the world he knew was dead as well. Featuring the resurrection of the Savage Dragon, the return of OverLord, the resurgence of the Vicious Circle and the revenge of Darklord. All this and Dragon gets married, gets widowed and gets small. It’s 25 action-packed issues of fandom’s favorite fin-head! A thrill on every page!

Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #51-75

THE SWORD, VOL. 1: FIRE (NEW PRINTING)
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA
DECEMBER 15
152 pg/FC
$14.99

The first volume of the Luna Brothers’ (ULTRA, GIRLS, Spider-Woman: Origin) modern-day fantasy about a young woman who discovers a mysteriously powerful sword after her family is brutally murdered by three powerful strangers.

If you like Kill Bill, Blade of the Immortal, or Highlander, you’ll love THE SWORD!

Collects THE SWORD #1-6

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TANK GIRL: WE HATE TANK GIRL TP
story ALAN MARTIN
art & cover RUFUS DAYGLO
DECEMBER 22
96 PAGES / BW
$9.99

Dark and nasty, WE HATE TANK GIRL is a bonanza of stories, posters, prose and extras. Featuring tales from Tank Girl’s past, present and future, and including the long-awaited CUT N’ DRESS BOOGA! Collected here for the first time, with never-before-seen bonus story, “Small Unit.” An unmissable must for Tank Girl fans of all hairstyles.

Collects TANK GIRL ONE-SHOTS: DARK NUGGETS, DIRTY HELMETS & HAIRY HEROES

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VIKING, VOL. 1: THE LONG COLD FIRE TP
story IVAN BRANDON
art & cover NIC KLEIN
DECEMBER 8
144 PAGES / FC / 7 x 10
$14.99

The most violent criminal underworld in history! Finn and Egil, brothers – one bad, one worse – are trying to stab and steal their way to a seat at the table. Two men at war with the world around them. But today’s the day the world fights back. From the writer of The Cross Bronx comes a crime book for the 9th Century. This collection includes lots of never before seen new material.

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27 #2 (of 4)
story CHARLES SOULE
art RENZO PODESTA
cover W. SCOTT FORBES
DECEMBER 8
24 PAGES / FC
$3.99

GOLDEN AGE FORMAT
After his chilling encounter with a mad scientist, super-guitarist Will Garland now has a bizarre button in his chest that grants him temporary bursts of genius-level creativity. But it’s not all groupies and sold-out shows—every time he uses the button, he attracts unwanted attention. This issue starts with ghosts and ends with… an undead pigeon?

AGE OF BRONZE #31
story ERIC SHANOWER
art & cover ERIC SHANOWER
DECEMBER 22
24 PAGES / BW
$3.50

“THE STORY OF THE TROJAN WAR: BETRAYAL 12”
Fate is poised to rip Troilus and Cressida apart. When Antenor is captured by the Achaeans, they demand Cressida as part of the ransom to return Antenor to Troy. Troilus doesn’t dare reveal his secret romance with Cressida. But if he doesn’t, he could lose Cressida forever.

BOMB QUEEN VI #3 (OF 4)
story JIMMIE ROBINSON
art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON
DECEMBER 15
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“OH-BOMB-AH!” Part 3
President Obama scrambles to prove his innocence when the evil Bomb Queen alleges he is the father of her unborn child. But while Obama is on the defensive, the Queen uses her charm offense against the White House on America’s scandal-hungry media.

ALL CHARACTERS ARE ENTIRELY FICTIONAL… EVEN THE REAL ONES!

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CHEW #16
story JOHN LAYMAN
art & cover ROB GUILLORY
DECEMBER 22
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“FLAMBÉ,” Part 1 of 5
Mother Clucker’s Homestyle Fried Chicken Palace is open for business!

THIS YEAR’S EISNER AND HARVEY AWARD WINNERS FOR BEST NEW SERIES, BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

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GUARDING THE GLOBE #5
story ROBERT KIRKMAN & BENITO CERENO
art RANSOM GETTY
cover RANSOM GETTY & FCO PLASCENCIA
DECEMBER 22
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

Brit has had enough: El Chupacabra has crossed a line. Will this be it for the Guardians of the Globe? Will they be able to pull things together in time to deal with the Order? They’d better, for the sake of the planet!

HALCYON #2
story MARC GUGGENHEIM & TARA BUTTERS
art & cover RYAN BODENHEIM & MARK ENGLERT
DECEMBER 22
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

The superhero team U.T.O.P.I.A.N. just found out that the never-ending battle for justice is over, and the consequences will rock the world. Meanwhile, Sabre won’t stop busting heads until he finds out what caused this unprecedented world peace. Brought to you by Tara Butters (Reaper), Marc Guggenheim (Amazing Spider-Man), Ryan Bodenheim (A Red Mass For Mars) and Alisa Tager (Serenity).

HAUNT #15
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art GREG CAPULLO & TODD MCFARLANE
cover GREG CAPULLO
DECEMBER 15
32 pg/ FC
$2.99

After the status quo altering events of last issue, Kurt and Daniel must come to grips with what’s happened… But the Apparition is still out there, and it won’t rest until Haunt is pulled from the realm of the living.

INVINCIBLE #79
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA
DECEMBER 22
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

In the aftermath of the VILTRUMITE WAR, Invincible returns home to find things on Earth are very different.

MORNING GLORIES #5
story NICK SPENCER
art JOE EISMA
cover RODIN ESQUEJO
DECEMBER 22
32 PAGES /FC
$3.50

It’s an explosive confrontation as the Glories attempt to rescue one of their own from the deadly clutches of the Academy. But with their newly formed team already falling apart, they suddenly look like they’re in need of rescue themselves!

The breakout hit of the summer concludes its action-packed and mystery-filled first arc!

“4 OUT OF 5! AN ENGROSSING AND FUN READ… (THE) WRITING IS FEARLESS.” – COMIC BOOK RESOURCES

“A TRIPPY, FOREBODING READ… A DARKER, UNNERVING SPIN ON THE COMING OF AGE SAGA.” – NEWSARAMA

MURDERLAND #4
story STEPHEN SCOTT
art DAVID HAHN, GUILLEM MARI & JOSE VILLARRUBIA
flip cover Boo Cook
DECEMBER 8
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“SET THE METHOD DOWN,” Part Four
Lafayette “Arabber” Hollins has been a punker, a gangster, a mercenary, and an arabber. This issue finds him at the one place and time where each of those lives intersect and explode. Plus, Method meets God in Arabber’s ear hole. One story ends. Several more begin.

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SAVAGE DRAGON #167
story, art & cover ERIK LARSEN
DECEMBER 8
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

“EMPEROR DRAGON” PART 5 (of 6)
The pieces fall into place and Emperor Kurr’s master plan is revealed at last! The world is on the brink of annihilation and Savage Dragon has his finger on the button! The events in this issue are so unexpected—so shocking—that we can’t show you the cover to this issue without spoiling the surprise! It’s unlike anything you’ve ever read or imagined! This is all building to the most explosive finale in the history of comics! Prepare to have your senses shattered and your mind blown! This is the big one!

The countdown to the end of the world ends here!

Comes with our highest possible recommendation!

SKULLKICKERS #4
story JIM ZUBKAVICH
art EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS
cover CHRIS STEVENS
DECEMBER 22
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“ONE THOUSAND OPAS AND A DEAD BODY,” Part Four
The Skullkickers are up to their necks in trouble and the key to their survival is the Necromancer who wants to see them both (un)dead!

Or, more eloquently explained in Haiku:
death magic chaos
undead army rising fast
flee you crazy fools

SPAWN #210
story WILL CARLTON
art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE
cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI
DECEMBER 22
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

THE RETURN OF TREMOR!
As the world begins to shift, a character is introduced from the past, but will he be friend or foe? What will it mean when Hell gets its hooks into Tremor?

THE WALKING DEAD #80
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
DECEMBER 15
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99

“NO WAY OUT” BEGINS!
Being surrounded by a wall keeps things out—but it also keeps you in.

THE WEIRD WORLD OF JACK STAFF #8
story PAUL GRIST
art & cover PAUL GRIST
DECEMBER 22
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

It’s a weird night in Castletown, and everyone seems to be having some very odd dreams—but why do they all seem to involve Helen Morgan?

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK? #8 (of 8)
story ROB ZOMBIE
art & cover DONNY HADIWIDJAJA & VAL STAPLES
DECEMBER 22
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

MINISERIES CONCLUSION!
As the Baron and his crew face an uncertain outcome, everything comes down to a split second twist of fate. Strap in for Rob Zombie’s shocking conclusion!

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