It's a special month for Image, too, as you'll see below...
IMAGE COMICS HC (RES) - GEM
written by ERIK LARSEN, TODD McFARLANE, MARC SILVESTRI & JIM VALENTINO
art & cover by ERIK LARSEN, TODD McFARLANE, MARC SILVESTRI & JIM VALENTINO
At last! After years of waiting, the much-anticipated IMAGE COMICS HC is here! The four remaining Image founders return to the characters that made them sensations for a celebration of the creation of Image. The never-before-seen origin of Savage Dragon! A turning point in the life of Spawn - featuring TODD McFARLANE's first full-length comics work in nearly 10 years! The final fate of CyberForce! The future of ShadowHawk! Plus: an introduction by former Image Executive Director and legendary Beanworld creator LARRY MARDER and a quartet of special features by each of the founders covering Image - past, present and future!
A long time coming - this special hardcover is finally finished and ready to ship ON TIME!
ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS HAVE DECOMPOSED
Glad to see they have a sense of humor about it. (This was supposed to ship on their 10th Anniversary, three years ago.) The more things change...
SPAWN MANGA, VOL. 1 TP
written & illustrated by JUZO TOKORO
cover by BRIAN HABERLIN & JUZO TOKORO
You've never see Spawn like this before! 200 pages of glorious manga by famous Japanese manga master JUZO TOKORO! New Spawns! New and classic villains! What more could any fan want?
I'll take "Coming To The Party After The Booze Is Gone" for $200, Alex.
DAWN, VOL. 3: THREE TIERS HC
written by JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
art & cover by JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
Here is the collection you've been waiting for! JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER has put three long years into creating this epic work - but you get to read it all at once! In a post-apocalyptic Europa, Dawn leads New York warrior Darrian Ashoka through wars, disasters and fire. His dangerous liaisons bring him up against the three faces of the Goddess. Is Dawn a virgin, a queen or a whore? Is Darrian the earthly manifestation of Death, the Horned God? On his quest for Dawn, Darrian faces dragons, fights duels and shatters mirrors. Will Dawn ultimately make his dreams come true, or his nightmares a reality?
Lotta post-apocalypse stuff from Image this month. This, Battle Pope, Ascend... must be something in the holy water.
BONE REST #5
written by MATTEO CASALI
art & cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & LORENZO RUGGIERO
"SECOND COMING," Part One
Bone and Peace are on their way to NYC, but their ride back will see them hold some unexpected company - a gun-wielding Italian reverend who means business!
But Bone and his girlfriend are not the only ones making their return to the Big Apple, and among them is Jerusalem, Peace's best friend -- who's been dead for two years.
Does a gun-wielding anything ever not mean business?
written by JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover by JONATHAN LUNA
There was a time when girls were simply…complicated. Now, things have changed. With the death toll rising and paranormal horrors lurking behind every corner, the people of Pennystown have no idea what's in store for them.
Hey, look! A girl on the cover who's NOT naked!
written by SCOTT KURTZ
art & cover by SCOTT KURTZ
Deadlines, long workweeks and stress are building up for the staff of Player Versus Player Magazine. It's time to blow off some steam and decompress. And we all know how geeks blow of steam...LIVE ACTION ROLEPLAYING! It's nerd overload when the gang dons armor, shields and swords and heads to the park. This can only end one way: PIE FIGHT!
THE WALKING DEAD #25
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover by CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
Everything is different now.
Sometimes, less is more.
(W) Warren Ellis (Art) Tony Harris (Col) J.D. Mettler (Cov) Tony Harris
Five years ago, a narcotics cop was sent undercover, down into the criminal substructure of the city. He never came back. He went native. Five years later, he's running the city's prime drug gang.
Today, a second cop, Detective Deena Ransome, in the midst of career flameout, is sent undercover with orders to pull the first one out-In a body bag if necessary. But when she finally reaches down far enough to confront her target, does she kill him where he stands?
Or does she take his place?
Fast-paced action and thrilling crime noir is brought to you from the award-winning Warren Ellis in this landmark limited series!
Okay, Ellis can't just be doing a Heart of Darkness riff, right? He's smarter than that, right? Right?
Top Cow/Marvel: The Crossover Collection
(W) Warren Ellis, Chris Claremont, Paul Jenkins and more! (Art) Marc Silvestri, Michael Turner, Dale Keown and more! (Cov) Eric Basaldua
A decade worth of GREAT Marvel Comics/Top Cow crossovers are FINALLY collected in one superstar package! Mephisto moves over from the Marvel Universe to focus his attention on Top Cow in the epic "Devil's Reign" crossover, while Wolverine meets Witchblade and The Hulk takes on The Darkness in separate titanic tales! It's 11 issues worth of worlds colliding!
I think this tops the Cyberforce trade for "Least Asked-For Reprint Of The Year."
That's all this month. Full solicits are here. Happy hunting.