Friday, July 22, 2005

Foraging For Comics: The October Image Solicits

This month, the first Spawn reprints ever, Kirkman's blather, David Finch, and another book that gleefully wallows in the immorality of its protagonists!

SPAWN COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 TP & HC
written by TODD McFARLANE & OTHERS
art & cover by TODD McFARLANE
Witness the power of pure McFARLANE with this essential collection. Out of print for 10 years!!!!! It all started in 1992! TODD McFARLANE's smash hit SPAWN. What? Don't have those first issues? Oh, yeah… They've been out of print for ten years! Well, here they are in a brand new collection - bigger and badder than ever!!! This collection includes SPAWN issues 1-10 featuring the pulse-pounding art of the master himself, TODD McFARLANE! As the SPAWN regular series picks up heat and the new SPAWN animated movie comes out, fans will be clamoring for this collection! Collects issues 1-10


This will certainly be a boon to those collectors unable to buy early issues of Spawn because of their exorbitantly high prices on the back issue market.

THE WALKING DEAD SCRIPT BOOK #1
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
cover by CLIFF RATHBURN
For your reading pleasure we present the complete, unedited, scripts for the sold-out first six issues of THE WALKING DEAD. If you think the issues were wordy - just wait until you see what they look like without pictures! See what changed, see what stayed the same - see completely different lines of dialogue that were later improved.


Ooooh, nifty. I've wanted to see what one of Kirkman's scripts looks like for a while now.


ANT #3
written by MARIO GULLY & MARC HAMMOND
art & cover by MARIO GULLY
Ant is in desperate pursuit of the man that may hold the key to her misplaced memory. All is not as it seems, though, as Hannah, fresh out of one fight, runs headlong into one of the greatest forces she has ever known: Spawn! He has the power to unlock the secrets of her mind, and she will stop at nothing to get it.


Huh. This is the first time the solicits have specified that Ant is a woman, I think.

PvP #20
written by SCOTT KURTZ
art by SCOTT KURTZ
cover by DAVID FINCH
After the devastating destruction of the original PvP staff, just what sort of threat to the world could persuade Cole to assemble an all-new team? And after the events of PvP: DISASSEMBLED, who could possibly be on this team? How does Spawn®, Savage Dragon®, Invincible® and Shadowhawk® sound? Get ready for the first of a proposed 500-issue run that signals an all-new era, as KURTZ, KURTZ and FINCH join with you, the fervent faithful, for the launch of the all-new PvP!


Okay, if those guys actually show up in the comic, that would be the funniest thing ever.


V.I.C.E #1
Arrow: Top Cow's NEWEST ongoing hit series!
(W) Aron Coleite (P) Tyler Kirkham (I) Matt "Batt" Banning (Col) John Starr (Cov) Tyler Kirkham, Marc Silvestri, Joe Benitez
Hit TV writer Aron Coleite (Crossing Jordan) jumps to comics and Top Cow along with fan-favorite penciler Tyler Kirkham (Darkness/Superman) to launch a blistering new ongoing series! The Violent Incident Control Enforcement branch of the FBI-V.I.C.E.-are bad men sent in to do even worse jobs. When domestic terrorism strikes the U.S., the V.I.C.E. bring the bad guys to justice, using methods sometimes even worse than the villains. Unapologetic drama in a world where there are no black-and-white decisions creates what will undoubtedly be the most talked-about series of 2005!


Oh, nothing good can come of this.

1 comment:

Ed Cunard said...

V.I.C.E. will be the most talked-about series as of this month, THE GIFT #13 will be the most talked about issue as of last month...

What will be the most talked-about thing solicited next month?