The GeeksversePREVIEW | Image Comics: December 2013 Solicitations

PREVIEW | Image Comics: December 2013 Solicitations
Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by
Image Comics closes out an outstanding year with over sixty releases in December. Check out the covers and descriptions after the jump.

IMAGE COMICS SOLICITATIONS FOR DECEMBER 2013

(schedule subject to change without notice)

Abbreviations used in this article:

  • BW = Black & white
  • E = For readers of all ages (may contain minimal violence)
  • FC = Full color
  • HC = Hardcover
  • M = For readers aged 18 and up (may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors)
  • T = For readers aged 12 and up (may contain mild violence or mild profanity)
  • TP = Trade paperback
  • T+ = For readers aged 16 and up (may contain moderate violence, moderate profanity use and suggestive themes)
DEAD BODY ROAD #1 (of 6)
  • dead-body-road-1-web-72story JUSTIN JORDAN
  • art / cover MATTEO SCALERA & MORENO DINISIO
  • DECEMBER 11
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $2.99

The men involved in his wife’s death must die. All of them.

Writer JUSTIN JORDAN (LUTHER STRODE) and artist MATTEO SCALERA (BLACK SCIENCE, Indestructible Hulk) craft the bruising story of one man’s revenge and the dark road he travels.

THE SAVIORS #1
  • saviors-1-web-72story JAMES ROBINSON
  • art / cover J. BONE
  • DECEMBER 26
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $2.99

Eisner Award winner JAMES ROBINSON (Starman, Earth 2) and artist extraordinaire J. BONE (The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror, The Spirit) present an all-new saga of monstrous alien horror.

When Tomas Ramirez stumbles upon an extraterrestrial conspiracy to take over the world, his life is changed forever. He must now seek out those few souls who share this terrible knowledge. But even united, how can they hope to defeat a shadowy alien cabal that is both indestructible and eager to kill anyone who threatens it?

KRAMPUS! #1
  • krampus-1-web-72story BRIAN JOINES
  • art / cover DEAN KOTZ
  • DECEMBER 11
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $2.99

Meet the Secret Society of Santa Clauses. For centuries, Father Christmas, Ded Moroz, Hoteiosho, and others have magically distributed Christmas cheer to children around the world. But when the source of their power is stolen, a desperate Society turns to an usual source for help: the dreaded Krampus, child-punishing demon of holiday lore. Free of his cell for the first time in decades, will the Krampus uncover the truth behind the Santas’ depowering or leave his jailers to their ultimate fate? It’s Snake Plissken by way of the Grinch as the darkly comedic adventure begins here.

BLACK KISS 2 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (one-shot)
  • black-kiss-christmas-special-web-72story / art / cover HOWARD CHAYKIN
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / BW / M
  • $3.99

The BLACK KISS 2 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL – because nothing says “holiday fun” like an endless stream of incredibly nasty revenge sex.

CARBON GREY, VOL. 3 #1 (of 2)
  • carbon-grey_vol03-1-covA-web-72story PAUL GARDNER, HOANG NGUYEN
  • art KHARI EVANS, HOANG NGUYEN & KINSUN LOH
  • cover a HOANG NGUYEN & KINSUN LOH
  • cover b KHARI EVANS & KINSUN LOH
  • DECEMBER 4
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $3.99

“MOTHERS OF REVOLUTION,” Part One

Long ago, a child fled a revolution. She stole another’s name, betrayed a king, took his country to war, and turned sister against sister—all to reclaim her Father’s throne. She is Raisa Vasilyeva, illegitimate child of a Czar, Queen of Mitteleuropa, and now… destroyer of all things. The Sisters Grey return for the final devastating chapter of CARBON GREY.

SIN BOLDLY (one-shot)
  • sin-boldly-one-shot-web-72story / art / cover JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
  • DECEMBER 4
  • 32 PAGES / BW / M
  • $3.50

JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER writes and draws two stories featuring characters that his die-hard fans have been asking about for years. In “Hell Is Waiting,” Sinful Suzi learns a lesson about the wages of sin. And in “Burning Roses,” Obsidian Stone loses an old friend and welcomes a new demon. This guilty pleasure is a long-overdue return to the B&W short stories that LINSNER started with in CRY FOR DAWN. Because if you are going to sin, then sin boldly!

APHRODITE IX: THE HIDDEN FILES #1
  • LAZARUS_004_COV 4story MATT HAWKINS
  • art / cover STJEPAN SEJIC
  • DECEMBER 4
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $2.99

PEEK INTO THE PROPRIETARY BLACK BOX OF APHRODITE’S MIND!

The cybernetic assassin Aphrodite IX has survived the rise and fall of countless civilizations. What sacrifices and tragedies has she seen that have been erased from her memory?

APHRODITE IX #8
  • LAZARUS_004_COV 4story MATT HAWKINS
  • art / cover STJEPAN SEJIC
  • DECEMBER 11
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $2.99

Is Aphrodite XV a threat? Or an ally?

BEDLAM #11
  • bedlam-11-web-72story NICK SPENCER
  • art RYAN BROWNE
  • cover FRAZER IRVING
  • DECEMBER 4
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $3.99

The finale to the explosive second arc is here! The city is on its knees, manipulated into causing its own destruction… and only Fillmore Press can save them now.

BURN THE ORPHANAGE: BORN TO LOSE #2 (of 3)
  • burn-the-orphan-2-covA-web-72story SINA GRACE & DANIEL FREEDMAN
  • art / cover a SINA GRACE
  • cover b TRADD MOORE
  • DECEMBER 4
  • 48 PAGES / FC / M
  • $4.50

PART TWO OF THE BORN TO LOSE TRILOGY!

The events of BURN THE ORPHANAGE have led Rock down a dark path, where he finds himself on a hidden island, forced to compete in the ultimate martial arts tournament… one where the participants may not all be human. New foes, new hos, this is one oversized romp you can’t miss!

FATALE, VOL. 4: PRAY FOR RAIN TP
  • fatale_trade_04story ED BRUBAKER
  • art SEAN PHILLIPS & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER
  • cover SEAN PHILLIPS
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 144 PAGES / FC / M
  • $14.99

Sex, drugs, rock-n-roll, and ritual killers all collide in the strangest and most exciting volume of FATALE yet. A strange woman with no memory stumbles into the lives of a struggling grunge band in mid-‘90s Seattle… Is she their muse? Will she save them from “one-hit wonder” status? Or will she be something much worse, especially since there’s a psycho killer on her trail?

The newest volume of the New York Times Best-Selling series!

Collects FATALE #15-19

FATALE #20
  • fatale_020_cvrstory ED BRUBAKER
  • art SEAN PHILLIPS & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER
  • cover SEAN PHILLIPS
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $3.50

NEW STORY ARC!

Nicolas Lash is in the deepest trouble possible, and there’s only one person who can save him now… the problem is, trouble is her business.

And don’t forget all the back page extras you can only find in FATALE‘s single issues every month!

JUPITER’S LEGACY #1 STUDIO EDITION
  • jupiters-legacy-deluxe-hc-web-72story MARK MILLAR
  • art / cover FRANK QUITELY
  • DECEMBER 04
  • 32 PAGES / BW / M
  • $4.99

In Jupiter’s Legacy #1, superstar creators MARK MILLAR and FRANK QUITELY introduced an epic tale about the explosive tensions between two generations of superheroes. Now, this special edition spotlights Quitely’s artwork in detailed black and white, plus includes Millar’s original script and other special features.

MIND THE GAP #16
  • mind-the-gap-16-covA-web-72story JIM McCANN
  • art RODIN ESQUEJO
  • cover a RODIN ESQUEJO
  • cover b JENNY FRISON
  • DECEMBER 11
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $2.99

NEW STORY ARC

ACT II BEGINS!

Everything has changed, and the world as these characters know it will never be the same. New mysteries, higher stakes, bold action. Welcome to the next phase of MIND THE GAP.

If you’ve been waiting to jump on, now’s the time!

ARTIFACTS, VOL. 6 TP
  • LAZARUS_004_COV 4story RON MARZ
  • art STJEPAN SEJIC & MARCO TURINI
  • cover STJEPAN SEJIC
  • DECEMBER 4
  • 144 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $16.99

“TRUTHS & DESTINIES”

To wage war with the Darkness, Rapture bearer Tom Judge will need to amass an army of Artifact bearers to back him up.

Collects ARTIFACTS #25-29

A DISTANT SOIL, VOL. II: THE ASCENDANT TP
  • a-distant-soil-vol02-web-72story / art / cover COLLEEN DORAN
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 240 PAGES / BW / T
  • $16.99

A small team of champions band together to protect young Liana from the Hierarchy, a corrupt otherworld government determined to destroy her. Unknown to the Hierarchy, Seren, their enshrined Avatar, a powerful psionic and religious leader, secretly aids Liana, and plots a coup to overthrow his masters.

GHOSTED, VOL. 1 TP
  • ghosted-vol01-web-72story JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
  • art GORAN SUDZUKA & MIROSLAV MRVA
  • cover MATTEO SCALERA
  • DECEMBER 4
  • 144 PAGES / FC / M
  • $14.99

Jackson T. Winters is one of the greatest criminal masterminds to ever live…except he’s rotting in jail after his last doomed score. But when a filthy rich collector breaks Winters out, he’s tasked to put together an elite team of paranormal experts to do the impossible: steal a ghost from a haunted house of horrors!

Skybound’s horror/crime mash-up is equal parts Ocean’s 11 and The Shining, by writer JOSHUA WILLIAMSON (MASKS AND MOBSTERS, Captain Midnight) and artist GORAN SUDZUKA (OUTLAW NATION, Y: The Last Man)!

Collects GHOSTED #1-5

GREAT PACIFIC, VOL. 2: NATION BUILDING TP
  • great-pacific-vol02-web-72story JOE HARRIS
  • art / cover MARTÍN MORAZZO
  • DECEMBER 4
  • 152 PAGES / FC / M
  • $14.99

Over a year has passed since industrialist adventurer Chas Worthington founded the New Texas Settlement upon a floating continent of trash. But while growth has been strong, true sovereignty and statehood will come at a cost even he cannot afford. The frontier tale of sci-fi, scoundrels, mayhem, and monsters continues!

Collects GREAT PACIFIC #7-12

HAPPY! DELUXE HC
  • happy-deluxe-hc-web-72story GRANT MORRISON
  • art / cover DARICK ROBERTSON
  • DECEMBER 4
  • 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / OVERSIZED
  • $24.99

Meet Nick Sax: a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hit-man, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema, and betrayal. With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas by a tiny blue horse called Happy…

Re-presented as an oversized hardcover just in time for the holidays, this deluxe edition of HAPPY! includes an all-new 10-page story by creators GRANT MORRISON and DARICK ROBERTSON.

Collects HAPPY! #1-4

HOAX HUNTERS, VOL. 3 THE BOOK OF MOTHMAN TP
  • hoax-hunters-vol03-web-72story MICHAEL MORECI & STEVE SEELEY
  • art T-REX JONES
  • cover STEVE SEELEY
  • DECEMBER 11
  • 128 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $14.99

Mix X-Files with Mythbusters and you get HOAX HUNTERS, the series about a reality show that is out to cover up the dark, mysterious corners of the world. THE BOOK OF MOTHMAN collects the final arc of the acclaimed first season — dig deeper into the mysteries of Jack’s dad and the multiverse, Regan’s powers, and what the heck is going on with Murder.

Collects HOAX HUNTERS #10-13 and CASE FILES #1

THE COMPLETE MULTIPLE WARHEADS TP
  • multiple-warheads-tpb-web-72story / art / cover BRANDON GRAHAM
  • DECEMBER 4
  • 208 PAGES / FC / M
  • $17.99

Ex-organ smuggler Sexica and her werewolf boyfriend Nikoli travel across a sci-fi/fantasy version of Russia while the hardcore organ hound Blue Nura tracks a bounty across radioactive wastelands.

Slice of life comics from a world where magic and monsters are commonplace.

Collects MULTIPLE WARHEADS #1-4 and MULTIPLE WARHEADS: DOWN FALL

SHELTERED, VOL. 1 TP
  • sheltered-vol01-web-72story ED BRISSON
  • art / cover JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS
  • DECEMBER 11
  • 128 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $9.99

SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE!

A PRE-APOCALYPTIC TALE OF SURVIVAL AT ANY COST.

The men and women of Safe Haven have been preparing for any and all end-of-world scenarios for years. However, their bunkers, weapons, and training can’t save them from the one threat they never could have expected: their own children.

Collects SHELTERED #1-5

SNAPSHOT TP
  • snapshot-tpb-web-72script ANDY DIGGLE
  • art / cover JOCK
  • DECEMBER 11
  • 104 PAGES / BW / T+
  • $12.99

When Jake Dobson finds a lost cell phone, he’s horrified to discover it’s full of snapshots of a murder victim. Suddenly he finds himself hunted by a ruthless hit-man who will stop at nothing to recover his “proof of kill” photos – and silence Jake forever!

Collects SNAPSHOT #1-4

THIEF OF THIEVES, VOL. 3 TP
  • thief-of-thieves-vol03-web-72story ROBERT KIRKMAN & ANDY DIGGLE
  • art / cover SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & FELIX SERRANO
  • DECEMBER 4
  • 128 PAGES / FC / M
  • $14.99

Conrad Paulson lives a secret double life as master thief Redmond. There is nothing he can’t steal, nothing he can’t have…except for the life he left behind. Now it’s go time for his Venice heist — and THIEF OF THIEVES’ most EXPLOSIVE story arc yet!

Collects THIEF OF THIEVES #14-19

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 2 SPANISH LANGUAGE EDITION/THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 2 EN ESPAÑOL TP
  • the-walking-dead-vol02-spanish-web-72story ROBERT KIRKMAN
  • art CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
  • cover TONY MOORE
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 132 PAGES / BW / M
  • $14.99

Available for the first time in the US, the second volume of The Walking Dead saga is presented in Spanish. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #7-12.

Disponible por primera vez en los Estados Unidos, el segundo volumen de la saga The Walking Dead es presentada en español. Recopila THE WALKING DEAD # 7-12.

ALEX + ADA #2
  • alex+ada-2-web-72story JONATHAN LUNA & SARAH VAUGHN
  • art / cover JONATHAN LUNA
  • DECEMBER 11
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $2.99

Alex struggles with figuring out what to do with Ada, his new android, before anyone finds out about her. She is not what he expected.

ARTIFACTS #33
  • artifacts-33story KEN PORTER
  • art -ROM-
  • cover STJEPAN SEJIC
  • DECEMBER 11
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $3.99

“THE TEACHER AND THE PREACHER”

Top Cow publishes its first team of winners from the 2012 Talent Hunt! Rapture bearer and defrocked priest Tom Judge and the numeromancer Tilly Grimes are hot on the heels of a prolific serial killer. But even if Tom is able to save the next intended victim, is he already too late to save her soul?

BLACK SCIENCE #2
  • black-science-2-web-72story RICK REMENDER
  • art MATTEO SCALERA & DEAN WHITE
  • cover a MATTEO SCALERA & DEAN WHITE
  • cover b ROBBI RODRIGUEZ & DEAN WHITE
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $3.50

Run-amok reality! Grant and his crew escape the madness of the lightning sea-swamp only to be flung into a futurepast trenchworld, where the Sons of the Wakan Tech-Tanka wage never-ending war on the savages of Europe! How did the Anarchist League of Scientists end up this deep in the onion? Who among them sabotaged the Pillar?

THE BOUNCE #8
  • bounce-8-web-72written JOE CASEY
  • art / cover DAVID MESSINA
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $2.99

The s#!t is hitting the fan in a big, bad way! The Bounce’s grip on this reality is getting looser all the time. Meanwhile, the Darling is ready to strike! All this, and inter-dimensional pornography, too! We dare not tell you more!

CHEW #40
  • chew-40-web-72story JOHN LAYMAN
  • art / cover ROB GUILLORY
  • DECEMBER 4
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $2.99

“FAMILY RECIPES,” Conclusion

This is how you kill the Vampire…

CLONE #13
  • clone-13-web-72story DAVID SCHULNER, AARON GINSBURG & WADE MCINTYRE
  • art / cover JUAN JOSE RYP & ANDY TROY
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $2.99

“Have you considered the moral and ethical ramifications of cloning?”

The balance between Luke’s resistance and the anti-clone movement shifts here…in what is sure to be the most intense issue of CLONE yet.

DRUMHELLAR #2
  • drumhellar-2-web-72story RILEY ROSSMO & ALEX LINK
  • art / cover RILEY ROSSMO
  • DECEMBER 11
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $3.50

Psychedelic detective Drum Hellar searches for a wayward bog-man, but finds mutilated livestock instead. Meanwhile, someone else has a gruesome job in mind for Drum’s elusive, soggy bog-buddy, and a new mystery for him to investigate…himself!

EAST OF WEST #9
  • east-of-west-9-web-72story JONATHAN HICKMAN
  • art / cover NICK DRAGOTTA
  • DECEMBER 11
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $3.50

“HUNTER”

The Ranger and Death finally clash in the inevitable meeting of LAW and INEVITABILITY.

ELEPHANTMEN #54
  • elephantmen-54-web-72story RICHARD STARKINGS
  • art AXEL MEDELLIN
  • cover TULA LOTAY & NEI RUFFINO
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $3.99

“PICKING UP THE PIECES,” Part Four

Are Jack Farrell’s hands blood red, or are there memories buried in his subconscious that throw his investigations into a whole new light?

FIVE GHOSTS #8
  • five-ghosts-8-web-72story FRANK J. BARBIERE
  • art / cover CHRIS MOONEYHAM
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $2.99

“LOST COASTLINES,” Part Two

Fabian decides to aid his old flame, the rogue Jezebel, on a journey across the sea to THE ISLAND OF DREAMS. Step one: stealing a ship! Plus: pirates.

“Writer Frank J. Barbiere and artist Chris Mooneyham have yet to disappoint. Through premise, script, and art they’ve set the standard for all others to emulate.” -Graphic Policy

HOAX HUNTERS #13
  • hoax-hunters-13-web-72story MICHAEL MORECI & STEVE SEELEY
  • art T-REX JONES
  • cover a MICHAEL WALSH
  • cover b RILEY ROSSMO
  • DECEMBER 4
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $3.50

“THE BOOK OF MOTHMAN,” Conclusion

SEASON FINALE

INVINCIBLE #109
  • Invincible-109-web-72story ROBERT KIRKMAN
  • art / cover RYAN OTTLEY & JOHN RAUCH
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $2.99

What the what?! After one hundred and nine issues…things take a sharp turn.

INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #8
  • invincible-universe-8-web-72story PHIL HESTER
  • art / cover TODD NAUCK & GABE ELTAEB
  • DECEMBER 4
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $2.99

Red Eye rules Rio de Janeiro from behind the gold-plated bars of his prison palace…all the more reason for the Guardians of the Globe to unleash their most dangerous operatives to take him out!

LAZARUS #6
  • LAZARUS_005_COVERstory GREG RUCKA
  • art / cover MICHAEL LARK
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $2.99

“LIFT,” Part Two

While Johanna continues to try and rehabilitate her image and prove her loyalty to the Family, Forever investigates rumors of the Freemen Resistance in Los Angeles. In Montana, the Barrets make a fateful decision, and begin the long journey to Denver.

THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #19
  • manhattan-projects-19-web-72story JONATHAN HICKMAN
  • art NICK PITARRA
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $3.50

“STRATEGIC ASSASSINATION”

Simultaneous actions on three different worlds result in the most jaw-dropping issue of THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS to date!

MANIFEST DESTINY #2
  • manifest-destiny-2-web-72story CHRIS DINGESS
  • art / cover MATTHEW ROBERTS & OWEN GIENI
  • DECEMBER 11
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $2.99

Lewis and Clark uncover a new breed of savage creature with the Louisiana Purchase. No wonder the French gave it up so easily…

MORNING GLORIES #36
  • morning-glories-36-web-72story NICK SPENCER
  • art JOE EISMA
  • cover RODIN ESQUEJO
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $3.50

“Welcoming Committee”

PRETTY DEADLY #3
  • pretty-deadly-3-web-72script KELLY SUE DeCONNICK
  • art EMMA RÍOS & JORDIE BELLAIRE
  • cover EMMA RÍOS
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $3.50

All blood spilled into the earth makes its way to a river. Where those rivers meet, Fox attends the birth of a beast, the child of a thousand violent deaths.

PROPHET #44
  • prophet-44story BRANDON GRAHAM & SIMON ROY
  • art GIANNIS MILONOGIANNIS & SIMON ROY
  • cover LUDROE
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $3.99

The war between the Old Man and the Empire reaches new heights when Badrock returns.

PROTECTORS, INC. #2
  • protectors-inc-2-web-72written J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
  • art GORDON PURCELL & MIKE ATIYEH
  • cover a GORDON PURCELL & MIKE ATIYEH
  • cover b RENAE DE LIZ & RAY DILLION
  • DECEMBER 11
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $2.99

An unexplained local disappearance, a corpse that lands several hundred miles from the scene of the crime, and the very first death of one of the Protectors…what do these three seemingly unrelated incidents have in common? And why is Protectors, Inc. so determined to whitewash the possibility that the super-powered hero was murdered? Lieutenant Detective Riley may be the only one who really wants to discover the truth.

RAT QUEENS #4
  • rat-queens-4-covA-web-72story KURTIS WIEBE
  • art / covers ROC UPCHURCH
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $3.50

“GOLD, GUTS, AND GROG,” Part Four

Holy vengeance can be a real headache, but it’s so much worse when it’s coming from a fifteen foot tall lady troll who’s just lost her dad. In this blood-splattered issue, the Rat Queens find out that every action has some sort of hilariously brutal consequence!

REALITY CHECK #4 (of 4)
  • reality-check-4-web-72story GLEN BRUNSWICK
  • art / cover VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC
  • DECEMBER 4
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $2.99

Dark Hour has been defeated. Will is forced to “Man Up” and face the maniac Devil-Inside on his own. If he loses, all Hell breaks loose — Devil will kill the woman he loves and continue an unstoppable homicidal reign of murder and mayhem.

REVIVAL #16
  • revival-16-web-72story TIM SEELEY
  • art MIKE NORTON
  • cover JENNY FRISON
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $2.99

Dana and her ex, Derrick, investigate Em murderer suspect Aaron, but they aren’t the only ones. Meanwhile, May Tao gets closer to connecting the Cypresses to the burned bones of the Check brothers.

ROCKET GIRL #3
  • rocket-girl-3-web-72story BRANDON MONTCLARE
  • art / cover AMY REEDER
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T
  • $3.50

“DOUBLE REAGENT”

Changing the future is hard to do. Sparks fly when DaYoung becomes Most Wanted in two different New York Cities. Police in battling timestreams — 1986 and an alternate 2013 — want to get their girl. But bringing her in is going to take a coordinated effort from a mysterious player who straddles both worlds.

“This is Amy and Brandon firing on all cylinders. I’m blown away by all the life and energy in this book (and the mind-boggling backgrounds!). I can’t wait to see more of DaYoung.” — ROSS CAMPBELL (GLORY, Wet Moon)

SAGA #17
  • saga-17-web-72story BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
  • art / cover FIONA STAPLES
  • DECEMBER 11
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $2.99

Prince Robot IV gets everyone into trouble.

SAVAGE DRAGON #195
  • savage-dragon-195-web-72story / art / cover ERIK LARSEN
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $3.99

It’s hard enough being a 17-year-old kid, but when you’re juggling schoolwork, dating and a deadly menace hellbent on leveling the city of Chicago? Well, you’ve just entered the world of the all-new, all-different Savage Dragon! Malcolm Dragon is on the run and his girlfriend Maxine Lai is caught in the crossfire!

SECRET #7
  • secret-7-web-72story JONATHAN HICKMAN
  • art RYAN BODENHEIM & MICHAEL GARLAND
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $3.50

“ENDGAME”

It’s taken fifteen years of couples counseling. Forty barrels of ink. Six billion dollars… and a time machine to get to the epic conclusion of SECRET… and HERE IT IS! The death and resurrection of Steadfast. Someone lives. Someone dies. And, of course, someone loses a finger.

Check out the final chapter of this modern spy thriller, SECRET #7: ENDGAME!

SEX #9
  • sex-9-web-72story JOE CASEY
  • art MORGAN JESKE & PIOTR KOWALSKI
  • cover PIOTR KOWALSKI
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $2.99

We know you’re all wondering—what was life like in Saturn City in the glorious heyday of the Armored Saint? Find out this issue in a special flashback sequence drawn by MORGAN JESKE (CHANGE)! An orgy of action! Secrets revealed! Onions peeled! Don’t miss it!

SEX CRIMINALS #4
  • sex-criminals-4-web-72story MATT FRACTION
  • art / cover CHIP ZDARSKY
  • DECEMBER 11
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $3.50

She can seemingly control time and space with her…parts. She’s as relentless a manhunter as law enforcement ever created. And by day she’s no one you’d particularly notice, with her quiet suburban life and pleasant-enough job, but when the temporal dimension is used to break society’s laws they call…HER. Jon and Suzie get in too deep way too fast as one little sexy fun party crime begets another and the villains of the piece descend. Turns out Jon and Suzie aren’t the only ones after all…

SIDEKICK #5
  • sidekick-5-web-72story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
  • art TOM MANDRAKE & HiFi
  • cover a TOM MANDRAKE & HiFi
  • cover b ALINA URUSOV
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $2.99

For weeks, super-villain Julia Moonglow has been feeding off the body and energy of Barry “Flyboy” Chase while keeping him from remembering this. Now she’s ready to let him remember, and reveals why she’s been stalking him and the fate of her late twin sister. But that’s just the warm-up for the big reveal, as Barry learns for the first time that the Red Cowl may be alive, a discovery that shatters him down to his very core.

SPAWN #238
  • spawn-238-web-72story TODD MCFARLANE
  • art SZYMON KUDRANSKI
  • cover TODD MCFARLANE
  • DECEMBER 4
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $2.99

A HISTORY OF WAR—AND THE ORIGIN OF THE DEAD ZONE!

Jim’s struggle to control his new life is put into perspective as Cogliostro reveals the secrets of the Dead Zone. From the temptations of Eden to the wars of today, the whole of human history has been tainted with conflict. While Cogliostro’s motives may not be clear, his first lesson for Jim just may change his life…and alter the course of Heaven and Hell’s eternal war… FOREVER!!!

THINK TANK #12
  • LAZARUS_004_COV 4story MATT HAWKINS
  • art / cover RAHSAN EKEDAL
  • DECEMBER 11
  • 32 PAGES / BW / T+
  • $3.99

“OUTBREAK,” Conclusion

What will war take from Dr. David Loren?

THREE #3
  • three-3-web-72story KIERON GILLEN
  • art / cover RYAN KELLY & JORDIE BELLAIRE
  • historical consultant PROF. STEPHEN HODKINSON
  • DECEMBER 11
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $2.99

Curse the Spartan who is a Trembler. Shave his beard. Rip his cloak. Beat or spit on him if you will. If you found yourself condemned in such a fashion, a few short years after all of Sparta’s men ran, the hypocrisy could bite. Discover why it’s not just the helots who suffer under Spartan Law, and discover what a Trembler plans for the three slaves responsible for his shame…

TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH #8
  • todd-the-ugliest-kid-on-earth-8-web-72story KEN KRISTENSEN
  • art / cover M.K. PERKER
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $2.99

“CHARLIE ROSE’S TABLE: PUBLIC BROADCASTING SATAN,” Conclusion

Our first Christmas issue! Holiday Gift Bonus: Todd Fold Out Origami with every issue!

In this thrilling conclusion to the PBS arc, Charlie Rose unleashes the full force of his demonic power, Peggy’s home pregnancy test catches fire, and Gus discovers Todd has the highly marketable power to restore virginity.

UMBRAL #2
  • umbral-2-web-72story ANTONY JOHNSTON
  • art / cover CHRISTOPHER MITTEN
  • DECEMBER 11
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $2.99

“FALLING INTO DARK”

The nightmare creatures called Umbral are invading, and only the young thief Rascal knows it! But in a world where magic and religion are outlawed, will anyone believe her? And is the mysterious hobo Dalone an ally… or a deadly enemy?!

VELVET #3
  • velvet-3-web-72story ED BRUBAKER
  • art STEVE EPTING & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER
  • cover STEVE EPTING
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $2.99

You all know the story: a beautiful woman seduced by a secret agent into revealing secrets and helping him on his mission…but what happens to them once the agent is gone? Find out in issue three, as Velvet tracks Agent X-14’s most recent asset down very dark paths.

A VOICE IN THE DARK #2 (of 2)
  • LAZARUS_004_COV 4story / art / cover LARIME TAYLOR
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / BW / M
  • $3.99

“BLOOD MAKES NOISE,” Conclusion

Zoey’s talk radio show will become a deadly public forum for her twisted listeners before she will even know what hit her.

THE WALKING DEAD #118
  • the-walking-dead-118-web-72story ROBERT KIRKMAN
  • art CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO & CLIFF RATHBURN
  • cover CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART
  • DECEMBER 11
  • 32 PAGES / BW / M
  • $2.99

ALL OUT WAR CONTINUES!

Maggie takes a stand as Rick’s new plan comes together.

WITCHBLADE #172
  • LAZARUS_004_COV 4story RON MARZ
  • art LAURA BRAGA
  • cover STJEPAN SEJIC
  • DECEMBER 4
  • 32 PAGES / FC / T+
  • $2.99

Sara Pezzini will soon discover who the Witchblade chose to be its next bearer…

ZERO #4
  • zero-4-web-72story ALES KOT
  • art TRADD MOORE & JORDIE BELLAIRE
  • cover a TRADD MOORE & TOM MULLER
  • cover b CHRISTIAN WARD & TOM MULLER
  • DECEMBER 18
  • 32 PAGES / FC / M
  • $2.99

Belfast, 2001. Zero is nine years old. The Agency sends him on his first mission. Zero’s target: a supposedly ex-IRA terrorist.

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