SNEAK PEEK: Image Comics for October 24, 2012

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Image Comics has released a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week.  Take the jump for an early look at Artifacts, Hack Slash, Invincible, L’il Depressed Boy, Multiple Warheads, Prophet, Revival, Spawn, and more.

Artifacts #22
“TRUTHS & DESTINIES,” PART 1
Tom Judge and Tilly Grimes are not the only ones that know the hidden truths of the universe. The Catholic Church knows dark realities kept secret from the world and they have agents to protect us from those secrets. Whether we want them to… or not. RON MARZ (MAGDALENA, SHINKU) and STJEPAN SEJIC (ANGELUS) re-introduce one of Top Cow’s most popular characters into the “Rebirth” universe in a special two-part story.

Dancer TP
The multiple sell-out miniseries from the writer of WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? and the artist of VIKING, DANCER is the story of a retired assassin who must protect his ballerina love from a sniper stalking them both through the back alleys of a wintry Europe.

CNN calls DANCER: “The best example of what’s possible without a man in tights.”

Collects DANCER #1-5.

Hack/Slash #19
Slashers, by their very nature, are hard to keep in their graves, and sometimes putting them there over and over again tests even the resolve of Cassie and Vlad. HOAX HUNTERS creators MICHAEL MORECI and STEVE SEELEY join fan-favorite artist EMILIO LAISO to tell a dark tale of the price slasher-hunters must sometime pay to take down their prey.

Invincible #96
The Flaxan invasion comes to a horrible, violent end. Robot and Monster Girl will never be the same again as their secrets are revealed. The new Invincible has gotten a taste for what his new role will require. Meanwhile, back at home… Mark Grayson is growing stronger.

The Li’l Depressed Boy #14
“WOKE UP CLIPPED”
With everything going well in the Li’l Depressed Boy’s life, the world finds a way to rain on his parade. Featuring a cover by the super ginchy BLUE MONDAY creator, CHYNNA CLUGSTON-FLORES.

Multiple Warheads: Alphabet to Infinity #1 (of 4)
Sexica and her Werewolf boyfriend Nikoli travel across a sci-fi, fantasy Russia smoking singing cigarettes.

Meanwhile the organ hunter Nura is sent out with a severed head and instructions to find its body.

Prophet #30
Old man Prophet’s team goes looking for supplies on a city built into the torso of a giant at war with its other body parts.
And an old acquaintance.

Revival #4
Dana investigates threats sent to a pair of siblings running a charity to help people adjust to life with undead loved ones. But there’s more to this brother and sister than philanthropy. Meanwhile May Thao discovers photos of a bizarre creature, and just can’t help but get herself into deep sh*t.

Spawn #224
“ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES,” Part Five
The epic story arc celebrating SPAWN’s 20th Anniversary continues! TODD McFARLANE and rising star SZYMON KUDRANSKI bring you the next chapter in the origin of Jim Downing!! Features a classic comic book cover re-imagined by TODD MCFARLANE!

Was Jim Downing a mastermind or a victim in his previous life? As a brutal interrogation intensifies, the answers Jim seeks, and the realities of the man he was, may exist somewhere in between good and evil. To complicate matters further, the final details he needs to put an ultimate end to “The Program” rest in the hands of a man whose actions helped shape the very foundation of the SPAWN universe…Jason Wynn.

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