Image's solicits are like a grab bag put together by mental patients. You truly have no idea what the fuck is gonna be in there until you stick your arm in.
THE ART OF BRIAN BOLLAND, HC
art & cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
May 31 o 176 pg o FC o $49.99
Often referred to as the "artist's artist," BRIAN BOLLAND has spent the last quarter century producing some of the most memorable and inspiring illustrations the comic industry has ever seen. This handsome volume is a retrospective of this astonishing artist's career and a look at the man himself.
FIVE FISTS OF SCIENCE GN
written by MATT FRACTION
art & cover by STEVEN SANDERS
May 17 o 112 pg o FC o $12.99
True story: in 1899, Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla decided to end war forever. With Twain's connections and Tesla's inventions, they went into business, selling world peace.
So what happened?
Only now can the tale be told-- in which Twain and Tesla collided with Edison and Morgan, an evil science cabal merging the Black Arts and the Industrial Age. Turn of the century New York City sets the stage for a titanic battle over the very fate of the mankind.
STAGGER LEE GN
written by DEREK McCULLOCH
art & cover by SHEPHERD HENDRIX
May 3 o 205 pg o BW o $17.99
On Christmas Eve 1895, shots rang out in a St. Louis barroom. A hundred years and a thousand songs later, this ordinary little murder had become a legend. This is the true story of what happened after Stagger Lee shot Billy.
OK, ballpark guess, how many people do *you* think are gonna get the reference?
GIRLS, Vol. 2: EMERGENCE TP
written by JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover by JONATHAN LUNA
May 10 o 152 pg o FC o $14.99
In the lush, rural backdrop of Pennystown, Ethan and his neighbors lived a peaceful kind of life. Now, things have changed…drastically. Clones, spawned from a mysterious girl, are preying on the townspeople and paranormal activity is escalating into a full-blown catastrophe. As the questions pile on, only one thing remains certain-nothing will ever be the same.
Remember kids, hot chicks are evil.
SPAWN COLLECTION, VOL. 2 TP
written by TODD McFARLANE & OTHERS
art by TODD McFARLANE, MARC SILVESTRI & GREG CAPULLO
cover by TODD McFARLANE
May 31 o 464 pg o FC - $29.95
OUT OF PRINT FOR YEARS!
Witness the power of pure Spawn with this essential collection! It all started in 1992. Todd McFarlane's smash hit SPAWN. What? Don't have those early issues? Oh, yeah…they've been out of print for years! Well, here they are in a brand new collection - bigger and badder than ever!!! This collection includes SPAWN # 13-33 and features the pulse-pounding art and stories of the master himself, TODD McFARLANE! This collection also includes MARC SILVESTRI's SPAWN issue and GREG CAPULLO's first issues.
I wonder what order issues 19-21 will be printed in.
DOLL AND CREATURE #3 (of 4)
written by RICK REMENDER
art by JOHN HEEBINK & MIKE MANLEY
cover by HARPER JATEN
May 3 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99
Enter the Gipper, a right wing fanatic with a Ronald Reagan mask bonded to his face. Guarded by a team of lobotomized street kids that he deploys as suicide bombers and his radical right wing street gang The GOP, he will set the world clock back and return it to virtuousness at any cost, even if it means sending us into a new dark age by flooding the streets with the monster creating drug, Gray Matter.
This is like some antimatter version of subtlety.
written by JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover by JONATHAN LUNA
May 10 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99
Ethan's girl troubles just seem to keep multiplying…and multiplying and multiplying. The offspring spawned from his one night fling remain on the loose, preying on the people of Pennystown. In order to find a way out of this nightmare, everyone must stand as one. But when temptation beckons, can the men be trusted?
Also, there are like two dozen people in the entire town. You’d think the crazy naked supermodel clones would have gone through them all already.
LIONS, TIGERS AND BEARS VOL II, #3
written by MIKE BULLOCK
art & cover by JACK LAWRENCE
April 17 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99
"BETRAYAL! Part 3 of 4"
Joey, Courtney and the Big Cats of the Night Pride must journey through mysterious caverns in order to save the Stuffed Animal Kingdom. But even with their newfound ally in Marco the Polar Bear to guide them, something dangerous lurks in the dark of the caves.
“Marco the Polar Bear.” That’s beautiful.
written by DAVID HINE
art by by PHILIP TAN & DANNY MIKI
cover by PHILIP TAN & TODD MCFARLANE
May 31 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95
Are you ready for The Rapture? Our advice is to say your prayers and avoid flying. This issue has the biggest revelations yet, but our lips are sealed.
Since when is Skeletor a Jedi?
Arrow: The majesty of PAT LEE's art continues!
(W) Ron Marz (P) Pat Lee (Col) Dream Engine (Cov) Pat Lee
Cyberforce must live again…or Earth dies! Having barely survived last issue's onslaught, Ripclaw, Cyblade, Velocity and Ballistic have learned the true nature of the threat descending toward Earth, a threat that has ties to the very origins of Cyberforce itself. Unless it's stopped, Earth is doomed. The lone hope of survival rests with a mysterious figure from Cyberforce's past-but even if they can find him, will he be friend or foe? Ron Marz and Pat Lee continue the Cyberforce renaissance!
Yeah, I’ll take my chances with Armageddon, thanks.
RISING STARS VOL. 4 TRADE PAPERBACK
ARROW: Nine issues of Rising Stars action collects Bright and Voices of the Dead!
(W) Fiona Avery (Art) Dan Jurgens, Staz Johnson, and Al Rio
The Rising Stars saga marches on in this stellar paperback collecting Rising Stars: Bright #1-#3 and Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead #1-#6! See Special Matthew Bright and his career as a superpowered cop in Bright, and "ghost detective" Lionel Zerb confront the Well of Souls in Voices of the Dead!
“Status, Mr. Sulu?” “Milking the fuck out of this concept, Captain!” “Good work.”
That’s all this month. Full solicits are here. Happy hunting.