Containing my usual silliness.
written by KEITH GIFFEN & SHANNON DENTON
art & cover by MATT JACOBS
July 12 o 48 pg o BW o $4.99
Created by Eisner winner KEITH GIFFEN and Cartoon Network writer SHANNON DENTON! A young minister has a crisis of faith when he finds out he's God's sleeper agent and it's up to him to stop the apocalypse. It's Blade meets The DaVinci Code in this bold new graphic novella!
Wow, that’s a “meets” statement that virtually guarantees I will never touch this book.
SHADOWHAWK ONE-SHOT #1
written by JIM VALENTINO
art & cover by JIM VALENTINO & CHANCE WOLF
July o 24 pg o FC o $1.99
Originally published in the sold-out IMAGE COMICS hardcover, this stand-alone story reunites JIM VALENTINO with CHANCE WOLF on his seminal character! Eddie Collins and his father, James, must come to an understanding about what being ShadowHawk means for both of them. A very special issue at a very special price - a must-have item for the collector or the curious!
One of these days, this book will find a concept that works.
THE ART OF GREG CAPULLO HC
art & cover by Greg Capullo
July 12 o 120 pg o $29.95
"The comic artist's artist!" Ask anyone who knows the medium and that is what they'll tell you about GREG CAPULLO. This collection features many never seen before pieces and a behind the scenes tutorial. Containing CAPULLO's very best comics and illustration work, this stunning collection of drawings and paintings finally removes the text and logos from all those covers, and lets you take a good long look at the art itself. A must not just for SPAWN fans, but for anyone with an eye for comics art.
I know the medium, and that’s not what I would say.
THE COBBLER'S MONSTER GN
written by JEFF AMANO
art by CRAIG ROUSSEAU, WAYNE FAUCHER & GIULIA BRUSCO
cover by JEFF AMANO
July 12 o 128 pg o FC o $14.99
Grieving over the death of his only son, Gepetto mixes the new science of DNA with the age-old magic of the golem to resurrect his son. But in truth, he was never very close to Victor. And the anger that burns within the heart of the monster he birthed and created, destroys everything and everyone around him. Now, Gepetto must hunt his own son. The story of a man and a monster who through unspeakable horror find their way to becoming father and son for the very first time.
NEGATIVE BURN #3
by JIM ALEXANDER, ALEX APP, BRIAN BOLLAND, JON HAWARD, PHIL HESTER, FRAZER IRVING, PAUL JENKINS, NATHAN MASSENGILL MIKE O'NEILL, JAMES A. OWEN, BRIAN STELFREEZE, R.G. TAYLOR & DANIJEL ZEZELJ
cover by TOM SEELIG
July 26 o 64 pg o BW o $5.99
Today's top stars and tomorrow's fan favorites join together in presenting short stories that push the envelope and expand the mind.
Translation: Hippie art school students only.
Witchblade Compendium Edition
(W) Wohl, Turner, Z, Jenkins (P) Turner, Green, Cha (I) D-Tron (C ) Smith, Firchow
There's nothing like going back to the beginning and reading it all over again-- issue #1-50 collected into one trade paperback. See how the Witchblade chose Sara and threw her into the chaotic world of the supernatural. Get the first appearances of Sara Pezzini, Ian Nottingham, Kenneth Irons and Jackie Estacado in one handy tome!
For those of you who missed out on masturbating to Turner’s original design the first time.
(W) Ron Marz (P) Pat Lee (Col) Dream Engine (Cov) Pat Lee
Cyberforce was born thanks to having the DNA of an alien race spliced into their genes. Now the team may very well die at the hands of those same god-like aliens! As the alien mothership nears earth, Cyberforce must be at full strength to have any chance of winning the coming battle, and that means finding powerhouse Impact and convincing him to rejoin the team. Of course, first Ripclaw and his teammates must survive an aerial dogfight, and face off against deadly mechanized warriors. Ron Marz and Pat Lee continue the rebirth of Top Cow's team supreme!
It’s so very cute how they still think Ripclaw is cool.
Innocents Book #1
(W) David Wohl (P) Bing Casino (C ) Haberlin Studios
Young, smart and beautiful, Grace Stokes had the perfect life. At 32 years old, she'd already accomplished what most people could only dream of. First as a multiple-record-setting X-Games champion, and most recently as sole designer and president of her own clothing company, Grace was an icon for a generation. But on a fateful trip to Japan, Grace discovered that she was no ordinary person-she was one in a long line of special individuals known as THE INNOCENTS. Blessed with unbelievable abilities, the Innocents are living embodiments of Yin and Yang and, unfortunately for Grace, somebody wants them DEAD. Written by Witchblade, Darkness and Aphrodite IX co-creator David Wohl and featuring the art of newcomer Bing Casino and Haberlin Studios, THE INNOCENTS is a book not to be missed!
Just once, I’d like to see David Wohl create a character who’s *not* tied to an ancient mystical legacy.
That’s all this month. Full solicits are here. Happy Hunting.