Image Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of 27 #3, Dark Ivory, Hack/Slash #1, The Li’l Depressed Boy, On the Line, Spawn #202, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and The Walking Dead #81, all arriving in stores this week (February 9, 2011).

27 #3 (of 4)
story CHARLES SOULE
art RENZO PODESTA
cover W. SCOTT FORBES
JANUARY 5
28 pages/FC
$3.99

Will Garland’s quest to learn the truth about the 27 Club – famous musicians who die at age 27 (with our guitarist hero as its latest member) – takes an incredible turn as Garland meets a former member of the club and finally gets some answers. But wait, aren’t all the other 27 Club folks dead? Hmmmm….
27 is about burning out vs. fading away. It’s about living to see 28.

DARK IVORY TP
story & art JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER & EVA HOPKINS
cover JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
OCTOBER 20
128 PAGES / FC
$14.99 / LTD ED HC $34.99

Ivory is a frustrated goth girl who escapes from her everyday world by sneaking out to dance at night. Her best friend Samson is always there to help her keep her feet on the ground. As Ivory’s club world fills with attractive, vampiric strangers, she thinks it would be so cool to be like them—until it happens. Be careful what you wish for…
Also features a bonus Dark Ivory sketchbook section! Limited edition hardcover includes an exclusive signed tip-in sheet!
Collects DARK IVORY #1-4

HACK/SLASH #1
story TIM SEELEY
art DAN LEISTER
cover A TIM SEELEY
cover B ERIK LARSEN
FEBRUARY 9
32 PAGES / FC
$3.50

HACK/SLASH returns in all-new ongoing series by the creative team behind the hit HACK/SLASH: MY FIRST MANIAC mini! Cassie Hack, killer of killers, and her partner Vlad hunt a slasher who haunts a small town’s Make Out Point. Meanwhile, Cat Curio, Former Teen Detective, searches for the man who put her in a coma and the murderous cult that employed him. What she finds will set up the biggest HACK/SLASH story yet. A great jumping on point for new readers!
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY #1
story S. STEVEN STRUBLE
art & cover SINA GRACE
FEBRUARY 9
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“(SHE’S GOT A) BRAIN SCRAMBLING DEVICE”
The cult-favorite web-series comes to print! S. STEVEN STRUBLE and SINA GRACE present a romance with style points, told with the same lovelorn charm of (500) Days of Summer. In this issue: (Li’l Depressed) Boy meets girl.


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.

SPAWN #202
story WILL CARLTON
art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE
cover TODD MCFARLANE
APRIL 28
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

A MAJOR NEW VILLIAN gets introduced into the pages of Spawn!
Al Simmons’ biggest enemy re-enters the life of the new Spawn, Jim Downing, while vampire clan leader, Bludd, joins the game uninvited. As Jim’s alter ego’s attraction to becoming the new global “Messiah” builds, Bludd and Clown team up to destroy him.  Join our new creative team as we move into the dark and gritty world of vampires, and the behind the scenes politics of news media.

TYRANNOSAURUS REX (ONE SHOT)
story MARK KIDWELL & JAY FOTOS
art JEFF ZORNOW & JAY FOTOS
cover A JEFF ZORNOW and JAY FOTOS
cover B 1/10 Dealer Incentive Sketch Cover: JEFF ZORNOW
FEBRUARY 9
32 PAGES / FC
$3.99

In the steaming jungles of a world too young for a name, man and dinosaur share the food chain. When a rogue Tyrannosaurus tramples the luckless village of Taka-Na one time too many, the delicate balance is destroyed, leaving one man to face the deadly god-lizard alone. For the preservation of his village, the safety of his tribe, and the love of a hot stone-age mama in a fur bikini, he will risk it all. What is this guy thinking?
Tyrannosaurus Rex: These aren’t your granddaddy’s dinosaurs!

THE WALKING DEAD #81
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
JANUARY 12
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99

“NO WAY OUT” continues!
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #6
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover TONY MOORE
FEBRUARY 9
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99

After the horrendous attack on the camp, the survivors are left to pick up the pieces. Tensions run high as the gravity of their situation starts to sink in for Rick and the others. What happens when they stop focusing on the zombie threat and turn their aggression toward each other?
RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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