The GeeksversePREVIEW | Image Comics: March 2014 Solicitations

PREVIEW | Image Comics: March 2014 Solicitations
Published on Thursday, January 23, 2014 by
Check out the covers and issue descriptions of Image Comics’ March 2014 releases after the jump.

IMAGE COMICS SOLICITATIONS FOR MARCH 2014

(schedule subject to change without notice)

Abbreviations and initialisms 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)

Prior solicitation listings:

REAL HEROES #1

real-heroes-01story / art / cover A BRYAN HITCH

cover B FRANK CHO

cover C DAVID FINCH

cover D TRAVIS CHAREST

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

They are the six most famous actors in the world and together they play The Olympians, the biggest superhero movie franchise in history. Would you ask them to save the world? They may be our only hope…

SOVEREIGN #1

sovereign-01story CHRIS ROBERSON

art / cover PAUL MAYBURY

MARCH 19
/ 32 PAGES / FC / M / 
$2.99

An epic fantasy in the tradition of Game of Thrones, SOVEREIGN is set in a world which once knew gods, demons, and magic, and to which all three are returning. New York Times bestselling author CHRIS ROBERSON (Edison Rex, iZombie) joins artist PAUL MAYBURY (POPGUN, Catalyst Comix) to tell the story of masked undertakers facing the undead with swords, of civil wars and cultures in collision, of ancient threats emerging from the ashes of history to menace the future…

STRAY BULLETS #41

stray-bullets-41story / art / cover DAVID LAPHAM

MARCH 12 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50

The long awaited conclusion to “HiJinks and Derring-Do” arrives with a thirty-two pages of cover-to-cover action and suspense. Virginia Applejack’s return home has turned into a disaster of blackmail, tragedy, brutality, motherly love, dismemberment, kidnapping and now…murder. Watch it all come to a head as Virginia faces the unhinged Mike Hussy with Leon’s life on the line. Will a missing finger, a pile of cocaine, and a basket of laundry be enough to stop eight rounds of white-hot lead? School’s out forever…

STRAY BULLETS: KILLERS #1

stray-bullets-killers-01story DAVID LAPHAM

art / cover DAVID LAPHAM

MARCH 12 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50

One of the most acclaimed crime series ever returns! When Gary Goldsmith and his young son Asa are involved in a deadly hit and run, their night goes from bad to worse when their grisly deed is witnessed by a disturbing stranger. Find out what thirty dollars, a dirty diaper, and a girl named Yummy will reveal about the true meaning of life in a little story we like to call “The Love Ride.” Featuring the return of Spanish Scott!

This new arc of stories about life and love and all the things we do to kill them starts out in the best noir tradition, then turns the genre on its ear. Would you expect any less? If you’ve never read STRAY BULLETS before, jump in here. Hell, jump in anywhere. Every issue always presents a complete story that fits into a larger whole.

STRAY BULLETS: THE ÜBER ALLES EDITION TP

stray-bullets-uber-alles-editionstory DAVID LAPHAM

art / cover DAVID LAPHAM

MARCH 12 / 1200 PAGES / BW / M / $59.99

Collects STRAY BULLETS #1-41

A ONE-TIME PRINTING DIRECT MARKET EXCLUSIVE!

The original five story arcs of one of the all-time greatest crime comic series are collected in this GIANT 1,200 page volume. “The Innocence of Nihilism,” “Somewhere Out West,” “Other People,” “Dark Days,” and “HiJinks and Derring-Do”appearin their entirety.

Details Magazine called STRAY BULLETS “[a]s visually distinct as it is gripping to read. It’s violent without being voyeuristic, bursting with heart and sadness.”

MARCH IS STRAY BULLETS MONTH!

STRAY BULLETS took the comic book industry by storm when it debuted in 1995—nineteen years ago this month—and won multiple Eisner Awards. Overnight, its harrowing portrayal of contemporary life became required reading and influenced a generation of cartoonists. Too long out of print, STRAY BULLETSis finally back with this ultimate Über Alles edition, reprinting all that came before and setting the stage for STRAY BULLETS: THE KILLERS, the first of many new story arcs to come. DO NOT MISS THIS!

STARLIGHT #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH

starlight-01-covAstory MARK MILLAR

art / variant cover GORAN PARLOV

cover A JOHN CASSADAY

MARCH 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Forty years ago, Duke McQueen was the space hero who saved the universe. But then he came back home, got married, had kids, and grew old. Now his children have left and his wife has passed away, leaving him alone with nothing except his memories…until a call comes from a distant world asking him back for his final and greatest adventure. This issue launches the much-anticipated Millarworld Universe. Get in on the start of something MASSIVE!

NOAH HC

noah-01story DARREN ARONOFSKY & ARI HANDEL

art NIKO HENRICHON

MARCH 19 / 256 PAGES / FC / M / $29.99

From acclaimed filmmaker DARREN ARONOFSKY (Black Swan, The Wrestler) and artist NIKO HENRICHON (Pride of Baghdad), NOAH is a fresh take on the biblical epic for the 21st Century. A fantastical world is about to be destroyed and one man is chosen to start a new one. As wicked forces try to take his Ark, Noah must hold his family together while they watch the annihilation of all they know. Infusing the Book of Genesis with fantasy and science fiction, NOAH both reinvents the elements of the Flood story everyone knows and simultaneously takes the reader beyond them and into the unexpected.

THE DARKNESS: VICIOUS TRADITIONS (one-shot)

the-darknessstory ALES KOT

art DEAN ORMSTON

cover DALE KEOWN

MARCH 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

ALES KOT (ZERO, WILD CHILDREN) joins DEAN ORMSTON (Judge Dredd, Predator, Books of Magick) to deliver this special TALES OF THE DARKNESS one-shot! The Roman Empire is on the edge of collapse. A part of its army is stranded deep within the Visigoth territory. The barbarian leader wakes up in a mass grave. He should be dead; yet he is not.

TALES OF HONOR #1

tales-of-honor-01-covAstory MATT HAWKINS

art / cover A JUNG-GEUN YOON

cover B STJEPAN SEJIC

cover C RAHSAN EKEDAL

cover D PATRICK TATAPOLOUS

MARCH 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

THE HONORVERSE EXPANDS TO COMICS!

Based on the bestselling military science-fiction novels by David Weber, this original comic book series introduces spaceship captain Honor Harrington on the eve of her execution. From prison, Honor relays her epic adventures, starting with a command outpost to a hellish backwater star system that ends up being the linchpin of an interstellar crisis that will bring war to her home planet. This series is part of a new multi-platform story world that includes a mobile game app to be released with the first issue and a feature film currently in development.

SKULLKICKERS #25

skullkickers-25story JIM ZUB

art EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS

cover JAMES GHIO

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

“A DOZEN COUSINS AND A CRUMPLED CROWN,” Part One

Weep no more. SKULLKICKERS is back with another head-crushing story arc to fill the fantasy fun void in your life.

The dwarf has been forcibly returned to his homeland and the deranged diminutive denizens of Dwayre will make sure it’s a homecoming like no other.

“…one of the best titles currently being published in comics.” —Comic Bastards

THINK TANK: FUN WITH PTSD #1

think-tank-01story MATT HAWKINS

art / cover RAHSAN EKEDAL

MARCH 26 / 48 PAGES / BW / T+ / $4.99

SPECIAL OVERSIZED ISSUE!

Dr. David Loren tries to help a SEAL team member overcome his PTSD in a story that will make you laugh and cry. Plus Zero G dogs!

CBLDF PRESENTS: LIBERTY HC

Liberty-CBLDFstory JASON AARON, ED BRUBAKER, GARTH ENNIS, NEIL GAIMAN, JONATHAN HICKMAN, GEOFF JOHNS, ROBERT KIRKMAN, MARK MILLAR, GAIL SIMONE, & MANY MORE!

art CHARLIE ADLARD, JOHN CASSADAY, DAVE GIBBONS, JIM LEE, FRANK MILLER, SEAN PHILLIPS, FRANK QUITELY, JILL THOMPSON, BEN TEMPLESMITH, & MANY MORE!

MARCH 26 / 216 PAGES / FC / M / $24.99

Collects LIBERTY ANNUAL 2008-2012

COMICS’ GREATEST CREATORS UNITE TO PROTECT THE FREEDOM TO READ!

Celebrate creative freedom with the industry’s top talents in LIBERTY, a collection benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! This deluxe edition collects LIBERTY ANNUAL 2008-2012, with additional material not seen anywhere else and a stunning new cover by PAUL POPE! LIBERTY includes rare work, including a THE WALKING DEAD tale by ROBERT KIRKMAN & CHARLIE ADLARD, 100 Words by NEIL GAIMAN & JIM LEE, Criminal by ED BRUBAKER & SEAN PHILLIPS, The Boys by GARTH ENNIS & DARICK ROBERTSON, plus stories from GEOFF JOHNS, MARK MILLAR, JH WILLIAMS III, TERRY MOORE, HOWARD CHAYKIN, JASON AARON, BRIAN WOOD, STUART & KATHRYN IMMONEN, MIKE ALLRED, DARWYN COOKE, PAUL POPE, and dozens more! LIBERTY also includes incredible illustrations from FRANK MILLER, JEFF SMITH, TIM SALE, JOHN ROMITA JR., MIKE MIGNOLA, and many more! All proceeds from this collection benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s work protecting the freedom to read!

CHEW, VOL. 8: FAMILY RECIPES TP

chew-vol-08story JOHN LAYMAN

art / cover ROB GUILLORY

MARCH 12 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $12.99

Collects CHEW #36-40

Anthony and Antonelle Chu are fraternal twins. Tony and Toni. Each with their own extraordinary, albeit diametrically opposed, ability. Tony is Cibopathic, able to get psychic sensations of the past of anything he bites into or ingests. Toni is Cibovoyant, able to flash onto a vision of the future of any living thing she bit into or ingested.

Tony is alive. Toni is dead. Toni has been murdered. Tony has vowed to catch her killer. Toni is going to help.

Presenting a new storyline of the New York Times Bestselling, Harvey and multiple Eisner Award-winning series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals, and clairvoyants.

CLONE, VOL. 3 TP

clone-vol-03story DAVID SCHULNER, AARON GINSBURG & WADE MCINTYRE

art / cover JUAN JOSE RYP & ANDY TROY

MARCH 12 / 120 PAGES / FC / T+ / $12.99

Collects CLONE #11-15

When clones are declared enemies of the state, Luke Taylor must lead his brothers to safety. But a homegrown coalition is taking anti-clone policy into their own hands.

CRAWL SPACE OMNIBUS HC

crawl-space-hcstory RICK REMENDER

art KIERON DWYER, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, TONY MOORE, & SALGOOD SAM

cover KIERON DWYER & TONY MOORE

MARCH 12 / 616 PAGES / FC / M / $49.99

Collects NIGHT MARY, XXXOMBIES, SORROW, CREATURES, & SEA OF RED

8×12, OVERSIZED HC

Collecting all of writer RICK REMENDER’s horror work in one oversized hardcover, stunningly illustrated in ghoulishly grindhouse dread by horror superstars KIERON DWYER, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, TONY MOORE, SALGOOD SAM, and PAUL HARMON.

THE END TIMES OF BRAM & BEN TP

end-times-tpbstory JAMES ASMUS & JIM FESTANTE

art / cover REM BROO

MARCH 5 / 120 PAGES / FC / M / $12.99

The cult-hit, Manning Award-nominated miniseries gets collected with bonus content! When the Biblical apocalypse starts, charming bastard Bram Carlson is raptured into Heaven in a “clerical error.” After he’s sent back to Earth, Bram decides to cash in the end of the world for all it’s worth! But can his anxious roommate Ben save his friend from himself—and the mounting forces of Armageddon? Check out the book the Onion’s AVClub called “hilarious” and IGN called “an amazing series!”

FATALE: DELUXE EDITION, VOL. 1 HC

fatale-deluxe-vol-01story ED BRUBAKER

art / cover SEAN PHILLIPS

MARCH 5 / 288 PAGES / FC / M / $39.99

Collects FATALE #1-10

The best-selling, award-winning team of ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS finally bring their hit book FATALE to the gorgeous Deluxe format they helped pioneer.

Josephine is cursed, and in a series that darkly blends American crime noir with unnamed Lovecraftian horrors, we follow her from 1950s San Francisco, where crooked cops hide deeper evils, to mid-’70s L.A., where burnt-out actors and ex-cult groupies are caught in a web around a satanic snuff film…and in the middle of it all is Josephine, with a power to die or kill for.

This beautiful oversized edition contains all the extras that BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS fans have come to expect from their deluxe hardbacks, including behind-the-scenes art and stories, sketches and layouts, back page illustrations, and several of Jess Nevins’ historical essays, as well.

JAN’S ATOMIC HEART AND OTHER STORIES OGN

jans-atomic-heartstory / art / cover SIMON ROY

MARCH 26 / 112 PAGES / BW / M / $14.99

From the mind of Simon Roy, co-writer and artist of the Eisner Award-nominated series PROPHET, comes a collection of tales that span time, space, and species.

MONSTERS & TITANS: BATTLING BOY ON TOUR TP

paul-popeart / cover PAUL POPE

MARCH 5 / 96 PAGES / FC / T / $24.99

PAUL POPE’s new graphic novel Battling Boy debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and the original art is now the focus of a series of traveling art exhibits in the United States and Europe. Image Comics presents POPE’s large, lush, brushy original drawings, represented here in detail, photographed from the actual art boards, with minimal editorial interference or digital editing. This is a wide sampling from the various touring exhibits, featuring the art in its original format, with text in English, French, and Italian. The book focuses on the subtleties of the drawings in process, replicating the experience of seeing the art in person. 63 originals from Battling Boy are showcased, along with detailed close-ups of the pages. A critical essay by CHARLES BROWNSTEIN, executive director of CBLDF, is included. POPE himself contributes an essay on the influences behind Battling Boy, as well as his process and technique. This is a must for any POPE fan, student, fellow artist, or fan of the medium. MONSTERS & TITANS is a celebration of the original art from one of the most critically-acclaimed American cartoonists of our time.

MORNING GLORIES, VOL. 7 TP

morning-glories-vol-07story NICK SPENCER

art JOE EISMA

cover RODIN ESQUEJO

MARCH 12 / 120 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99

Collects MORNING GLORIES #35-38

The Truants are back in class, and that means new mysteries abound! And whatever happened to Abraham? The answer to that question and more as Season Two races on! Collects the suspense-filled arc “Honors.”

RAT QUEENS, VOL. 1: SASS AND SORCERY TP

rat-queens-vol-01story KURTIS J. WIEBE

art ROC UPCHURCH

cover FIONA STAPLES

MARCH 19 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99

Collects RAT QUEENS #1-5

Who are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they’re in the business of killing all god’s creatures for profit. It’s also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack!

Collecting the first five issues of the sold out hit series at the special introductory price of $9.99!

SAGA, VOL. 3 TP

saga-vol-03story BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

art / cover FIONA STAPLES

MARCH 19 / 144 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

Collects SAGA #13-18

The Eisner, Harvey, and Hugo Award-winning phenomenon continues, as new parents Marko and Alana travel to an alien world to visit their hero, while the family’s pursuers finally close in on their targets.

SECRET, VOL. 1: NEVER GET CAUGHT TP

secret-vol-01story JONATHAN HICKMAN

art RYAN BODENHEIM

MARCH 19 / 200 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99

Collects SECRET #1-7

Collecting the acclaimed series by JONATHAN HICKMAN and RYAN BODENHEIM, SECRET tells the story of old spies losing their way in the new world of surveillance, globalization, and privatization.

SEX CRIMINALS, VOL. 1 TP

sex-criminals-vol-01story MATT FRACTION

art / cover CHIP ZDARSKY

MARCH 12 / 136 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99

Collects SEX CRIMINALS #1-5

SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE!

Suzie’s just a regular gal with an irregular gift: when she has sex, she stops time. One day she meets Jon and it turns out he has the same ability. And sooner or later they get around to using their gifts to do what we’d ALL do: rob a couple banks. A bawdy and brazen sex comedy for comics begins here!

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 20: ALL OUT WAR, PART ONE TP

the-walking-dead-vol-20story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO & CLIFF RATHBURN

MARCH 5 / 136 PAGES / BW / M / $14.99

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #115-120

The biggest storyline in THE WALKING DEAD history starts here. It’s Rick versus Negan, with a little help from everyone else!

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 3 SPANISH LANGUAGE EDITION TP

the-walking-dead-vol-03-spanish-editionstory ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

cover TONY MOORE

MARCH 26 / 136 PAGES / BW / M/ $14.99

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #13-18

Available for the first time in the United States, the third volume of THE WALKING DEAD saga is presented in Spanish.

THE WALKING DEAD “ABRAHAM’S ARMY” T-shirt

the-walking-dead-abe-shirt$19.99 S-XL M/W

$22.99 XXL M/W

This t-shirt features Sgt. Abraham Ford’s iconic handlebar mustache and dog tags.

ALEX + ADA #5

alex+ada-05story JONATHAN LUNA & SARAH VAUGHN

art / cover JONATHAN LUNA

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Ada will never be the same again.

APHRODITE IX #10

aphrodite-10story MATT HAWKINS

art STJEPAN SEJIC

cover A STJEPAN SEJIC

cover B LINDA SEJIC

MARCH 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

CONCLUSION TO THE SECOND ARC OF THE ONGOING SERIES!

Aphrodite IX finally gets some vengeance. Heads will roll.

APOCALYPSE AL #2 (of 4)

apocalypse-al-02story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

art / cover A SID KOTIAN & BILL FARMER

cover B FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

MARCH 5 / 36 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

You know your day is off to a crummy start when Ultimate Darkness gives you an up-close-and-personal tour of their planned Apocalypse. Then, when the screaming stops, you still have the techno-wizard who has his eyes on your bra and the keys to the Cybervoid, not to mention killer viruses, guilt-inducing apparitions from the afterlife, and a dozen three-inch-tall, machine gun-toting imps determined to blow you and your car into the next world. That’s just the start of the day for Allison Carter in her desperate attempt to prevent the End of the World. Step up for one of the funniest and most surreal detective stories ever printed about someone named Al.

BLACK SCIENCE #5

black-science-05story RICK REMENDER

art / cover MATTEO SCALERA & DEAN WHITE

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Grant discovers the truth about the Pillar’s sabotage, tearing his team apart just as they are launched into a dimension of mad gravity and violent monkey ghosts! How do you survive insanity when you can’t trust anyone around you?

THE BOUNCE #11

bounce-11story JOE CASEY

art / cover DAVID MESSINA

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

SO MUCH STUFF CRAMMED INTO THIS ISSUE, YOU WON’T BELIEVE IT!

You’ve had questions? We’ve got answers! The Darling is ready to show his hand! And the Bounce is ready to break on through to the other side! Try to run! Try to hide! But whatever you do, DON’T MISS IT!

BURN THE ORPHANAGE: BORN TO LOSE #3 (OF 3)

burn-the-orphanage-03-covAstory DANIEL FREEDMAN & SINA GRACE

art / cover A SINA GRACE

cover B TOMM COKER

MARCH 5 / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99

Rock is in his biggest pickle yet! Taken captive on an alien world, his only chance is to fight and try to find a way back home! This may be it for our street hero. MEANWHILE: Bear and Lex go out for dinner.

CYBER FORCE #11

cyber-force-11story MARC SILVESTRI

art / cover A MARCO TURINI

cover B retailer variant MARC SILVESTRI

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

The third arc kicks off with the team’s realization that CDI is a necessary evil to keep even worse things at bay.

DEAD BODY ROAD #4

dead-body-road-04story JUSTIN JORDAN

art / cover MATTEO SCALERA & MORENO DINISIO

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Gage has taken one of his wife’s murderers captive in the back of his van. In pursuit is a fleet of bikers and other murderous bastards. Are you ready for an interrogation at 100 MPH?!

DEADLY CLASS #3

deadly-class-03story RICK REMENDER

art / cover WESLEY CRAIG & LEE LOUGHRIDGE

MARCH 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Tasked with their first assassination mission, Marcus and Willie roam the sad and lonely streets of San Francisco in the dead of night, stalked by a shadow from Marcus’s mysterious past.

DRUMHELLAR #5

drumhellar-05story RILEY ROSSMO & ALEX LINK

art / cover RILEY ROSSMO

MARCH 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Our first story arc ends as psychedelic detective Drum Hellar leads a wild ghostly dinosaur cattle drive into the badlands, and a stunning diabolical revelation leaves him wondering just who—or what—he is!

EAST OF WEST #11

east-of-west-11story JONATHAN HICKMAN

art / cover NICK DRAGOTTA

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

“THE NATION, XIAOLIAN”

The Bride of Death makes her first moves in the great game of Nations. The Chosen begin to splinter.

EGOs #3

egos-03story STUART MOORE

art / cover GUS STORMS

MARCH 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

The first storyline concludes! The all-new EGOs unite to take down Masse, who’s about to devour four inhabited planets. At stake: eight billion lives, the team itself, and oh yeah: their leader’s marriage. Whether you’re a True Believer or a Godless Communist, you must read “The Tadpole and the Sword!”

ELEPHANTMEN #57

elephantmen-57story MARIAN CHURCHLAND & RICHARD STARKINGS

art MARLEY ZARCONE

cover BOO COOK

MARCH 26 / 36 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Marian Churchland returns to ELEPHANTMEN to tell the story of AGATHE, the girl who wanted to be Yvette.

FIVE GHOSTS #11

five-ghosts-11story FRANK J. BARBIERE

art / cover CHRIS MOONEYHAM

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

“LOST COASTLINES,” Part Five

What horrors await on The Island of Dreams? Find out in the penultimate chapter of “Lost Coastlines!”

FIVE WEAPONS #8

five-weapons-08story / art / cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

“BACK TO CLASS,” Part Three

Enrique hits bottom. He’s facing expulsion and the loss of his girlfriend, but he’s not defeated. As Tyler gloats over his victory, Enrique finds new hope from an unexpected friend when Principal O returns!

THE FUSE #2

the-fuse-02story ANTONY JOHNSTON

art / cover JUSTIN GREENWOOD

MARCH 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“THE RUSSIA SHIFT,” Part Two

Two dead cablers. Two MCPD murder police. One of them is an FGU. One vic leads to Midway City Hall. The other leads into the cables of SOLAR 1. The LT is furious. I-SEEC won’t help them. But the ME can.

“Someone want to run all that by me again? In English?”

GHOSTED #8

ghosted-08story JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

art DAVIDE GIANFELICE & MIROSLAV MRVA

cover MATTEO SCALERA

MARCH 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

In the jungles of Mexico, the Brotherhood of the Closed Books ply their supernatural trade…and give Jackson T. Winters and his associates very real reasons to be afraid of the dark.

GREAT PACIFIC #14

great-pacific-14-covAstory JOE HARRIS

art / cover A MARTÍN MORAZZO

cover B ADAM POLLINA

MARCH 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

“DOPED”

New Texas has attracted pioneers, homesteaders, and hard-working laborers, all toiling to transform the plastic wasteland into the paradise of Chas Worthington’s dreams. But when a new, powerful drug derived from the terraforming processes threatens productivity, Chas has to make some tough decisions. Special “Trippy” variant cover by ADAM POLLINA!

INVINCIBLE #110

invincible-110story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art / cover RYAN OTTLEY & JOHN RAUCH

MARCH 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

All good things must come to an end.

INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #11

Invincible-universe-11story PHIL HESTER

art / cover TODD NAUCK & GABE ELTAEB

MARCH 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Every active Guardian has been called into action to stop King Lizard’s planetary takeover! Next issue, will we have to re-title this book LIZARD LEAGUE UNIVERSE?!

JUPITER’S LEGACY #5

jupiters-legacy-05story MARK MILLAR

art / cover A FRANK QUITELY

cover B BRYAN HITCH

cover C DUNCAN FEGREDO

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Meet BARNABAS WOLFE – a former supervillain with Sherlock Holmesian instincts who hunts heroes for the U.S. government. While Brandon and Uncle Walter struggle with their utopian vision for America, Chloe and family live under the radar in Australia. But their peaceful lives are about to explode when the authorities find suspicious super-activity down under and send their number one weapon to investigate. The generation gap is about to reach the next level as MILLAR and QUITELY bring their epic to a head!

KRAMPUS! #4

krampus-04story BRIAN JOINES

art / cover DEAN KOTZ

MARCH 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

The traitor stands revealed! With his identity exposed, the mole within the Secret Society of Santa Clauses launches his master plan. Only the Krampus stands ready to oppose him, but an offer of freedom from the Santas’ reign may trigger the start of a sinister partnership.

LAZARUS #9

Lazarus-09story GREG RUCKA

art / cover MICHAEL LARK

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

“LIFT,” Part Five

The critically-acclaimed series reaches the conclusion of its second arc, as Lift Selection begins in Denver, with hundreds of thousands of Waste from all over the Carlyle Domain desperate for a chance at a better life. Amongst them: the Barret Family reach for their last hope, the Resistance seeks to strike a blow, and Forever must find a needle in a haystack.

MANIFEST DESTINY #5

manifest-destiny-05story CHRIS DINGESS

art / cover MATTHEW ROBERTS & OWEN GIENI

MARCH 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Trapped in the wilderness, supplies and ammo dwindling, Lewis and Clark’s expedition appears doomed to failure. And that’s before their infected men begin to turn…

THE MERCENARY SEA #2

the-mercenary-sea-02story KEL SYMONS

art / cover MATHEW REYNOLDS

MARCH 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

“RED SAILS AT SUNSET”

When the Venture is damaged in a trap laid by the Chinese admiral after Captain Jack Harper’s head, he’s forced to take the job offered by the mysterious American agent, Mr. Taylor, to rescue a British spy trapped behind enemy lines.

MIND THE GAP #19

mind-the-gap-19-covAstory JIM McCANN

art SAMI BASRI

cover A RODIN ESQUEJO

cover B JENNY FRISON

MARCH 12 / 
32 PAGES / FC / T+ / 
$2.99

ACT II: EXPOSED, Part 2!

You can only play both sides for so long before you get burned—in this conspiracy, that goes for many players! And will one person’s decision to switch sides change the fate of Elle, her friends, and the entire Jairus Project? (Answer: Signs point to “yes.”)

MINIMUM WAGE #3

minimum-wage-03story BOB FINGERMAN

art / cover BOB FINGERMAN

MARCH 12 / 24 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50

Rob and May reach an unforeseen milestone in their relationship, but that’s nothing compared to his chance encounter with the eccentric co-star of one of his favorite childhood TV shows. Uncomfortable hugs, inappropriate cabbies, obese Klingons, and really creepy puppets flesh out the third issue of BOB FINGERMAN’s so-real-it-hurts series.

MORNING GLORIES #39

morningglories-39story NICK SPENCER

art JOE EISMA

cover RODIN ESQUEJO

MARCH 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / RATING M / $3.50

“Leadership.”

ONE-HIT WONDER #2 (of 5)

one-hit-wonder-02story FABRICE SAPOLSKY

art / cover ARIEL OLIVETTI

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“I kill therefore, I am.” After the explosive debut of actor-turned-hitman Richie Reese, it’s time for the prequel: “Episode One: The Childhood Menace.” It’s the birth of a killer on an epic scale!

PETER PANZERFAUST #18

peter-panzerfaust-18story KURTIS J. WIEBE

art / cover TYLER JENKINS

MARCH 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

“THE HUNT,” Part Three

One of the Hunters has a secret, and what’s kept hidden is far more surprising than any trap he’s laid for Lily.

PROTECTORS, INC. #5

protectors-inc-05story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

art / cover A GORDON PURCELL & MIKE ATIYEH

cover B ALINA URUSOV

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

In every good mystery, there’s a moment when the detective confronts the suspects to try and figure out which of them is the killer. But generally speaking, the suspects aren’t powerful enough to fly you five miles straight up, rip off your limbs, and drop you into the Atlantic. That’s the problem faced by Lieutenant Detective John Riley, when he finally comes face-to-face with the Protectors, one of whom may have murdered the Huntsman. Meanwhile, an autopsy on a woman presumed to have died in a boating accident reveals a grisly connection to the Protectors…

THE REVENGER #2

revenge-02story JONATHAN ROSS

art / cover IAN CHURCHILL

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Griffin Frank is pissed. A doctor outside of Mexico City has removed his face and fingerprints and grafted them onto the young lover of his porn-star wife. Mad with pain, Griffin begins to believe he is The Revenger. And someone’s going to pay.

REVIVAL #19

revival-19story TIM SEELEY

art MIKE NORTON

cover JENNY FRISON

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Edmund Holt is up to something. Dana and her son Coop are having issues about the thing in the woods. Lester is having issues with the thing in the woods. And Em, left alone, is looking for new ways to feel something…anything…

SATELLITE SAM #7

satellite-sam-07story MATT FRACTION

art / cover HOWARD CHAYKIN

MARCH 5 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50

SEX! DEATH! LIVE TV!

As the show’s writer finds himself ensnared in a blackmail scheme, the girl behind the scenes stumbles onto the late Carlyle White’s biggest secret of all—which can’t help his son Michael from descending even further into a world of cheap sex and celebrity.

THE SAVIORS #4

the-saviors-04story JAMES ROBINSON

art / cover J. BONE

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

After last issue’s mayhem and slaughter, Tomas is alone, hunted by alien invaders in a strange town where the Day of the Dead celebration does little to help things. And when Tomas manages to trap an alien to learn its secrets, is he unwittingly setting up his own death too?

SEX #12

sex-12story JOE CASEY

art / cover PIOTR KOWALSKI

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Life in Saturn City is about to get even more complicated. Who are the good guys? Who are the bad guys? And who’s getting laid? The answers will shock and awe as the first year of SEX comes to a climax!

SHELTERED #8

sheltered-08story ED BRISSON

art / cover JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS

MARCH 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

A coup is on the horizon. Violence erupts outside Safe Haven’s borders.

SPAWN #241

spawn-241story TODD McFARLANE

art SZYMON KUDRANSKI

cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI

MARCH 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

What happened with Jim and Cogliostro at the foundation construction site? Bludd and his men seek to find answers, but an unexpected guest may alter their plans.

TEN GRAND #9

ten-grand-09story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

art / cover A C.P. SMITH

cover B TOMMY LEE EDWARDS

MARCH 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

When Joe Fitzgerald was hired to find a runaway, he never imagined that pursuing that case would take him into the afterlife, tracking the man who was also responsible for the death of the woman he loved. Having crossed into Hell, Joe at last discovers that what seemed like a simple case is in fact a plot to tear down the walls of Heaven, overthrow God, and reboot Creation…and Joe is the only man who can stop the destruction of everything.

UMBRAL #5

umbral-05story ANTONY JOHNSTON

art / cover CHRISTOPHER MITTEN

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

“THE MYTH OF HISTORY”

Did you really think we could get through five issues without doing a bit of “now harken ye to these olde legends?” Then you haven’t been paying attention. There are clues in here! Important ones! And gods fighting with swords, too, if you like that sort of thing. Some do.

UNDERTOW #2 (of 6)

undertow-02story STEVE ORLANDO

art / cover ARTYOM TRAKHANOV

MARCH 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

A Sea Locust: thirty feet of armored spines, claws that strike at the speed of sound. And it’s devastating Ukinnu Alal’s team by the second. They’re talking mutiny on the Deliverer, and Bau Zikia’s the only one standing between them and Uruku’s sword.

A VOICE IN THE DARK #5

a-voice-in-the-dark-05story / art / cover LARIME TAYLOR

MARCH 19 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99

“KILLING GAME,” Part Three

With the fallout of the sorority party piling up all around her, will Zoey finally give in to her urges and start planning for murder? Written and drawn by mouth by disabled creator Larime Taylor.

THE WALKING DEAD #123

the-walking-dead-123story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, & CLIFF RATHBURN

cover CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART

MARCH 12 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99

“ALL OUT WAR,” Part Nine

Whose side is Dwight REALLY on?

THE WALKING DEAD #124

the-walking-dead-124story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, & CLIFF RATHBURN

cover CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART

MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99

“ALL OUT WAR,” Part 10

This war has begun to take a toll on us all.

ZERO #6

zero-06story ALES KOT

art VANESA R DEL REY & JORDIE BELLAIRE

cover A VANESA R DEL REY & TOM MULLER

cover B FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA & TOM MULLER

cover C NICK DRAGOTTA & TOM MULLER

cover D CAMERON STEWART & TOM MULLER

MARCH 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

The Large Hadron Collider. Edward Zero’s newly gained knowledge. A man with a plan to end the universe so a better one can be born. They all connect here.

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