Image Comics and Top Cow February 2011 Solicitations
» January» December» November» October» September» More Courtesy Image Comics and Top Cow Productions, here are their solicits for February 2011! DAOMU #1 story KENNEDY XU art & cover SCOTT CHOU & KEN CHOU FEBRUARY 2 32 PAGES / FC $2.99 Fresh from a sold-out run in China, Daomu follows young Sean and his initiation into a secret society of tomb robbers, where he learns about his family’s legacy: protecting hidden underworlds that exist beneath our feet. Along with a ragtag band of marauders, Sean must survive the terrors of the deep, solve his father's brutal murder, and ultimately claim his birthright as leader of the Daomu. But forces are hell bent on stopping him... RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES HACK/SLASH #1 story TIM SEELEY art DAN LEISTER cover A TIM SEELEY cover B ERIK LARSEN FEBRUARY 9 32 PAGES / FC $3.50 HACK/SLASH returns in all-new ongoing series by the creative team behind the hit HACK/SLASH: MY FIRST MANIAC mini! Cassie Hack, killer of killers, and her partner Vlad hunt a slasher who haunts a small town's Make Out Point. Meanwhile, Cat Curio, Former Teen Detective, searches for the man who put her in a coma and the murderous cult that employed him. What she finds will set up the biggest HACK/SLASH story yet. A great jumping on point for new readers! RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES THE MISSION #1 story JON HOEBER & ERICH HOEBER art & cover WERTHER DELL'EDERA & ARIANNA FLOREAN FEBRUARY 23 32 PAGES / FC $2.99 Paul, an average working guy, finds his life upended when he's approached by a mysterious figure who tells him he's been chosen for a mission in the battle between good and evil—the mission is murder. Is it real or is Paul losing his mind? Written by JON HOEBER & ERICH HOEBER (Red, Battleship), produced by ALISA TAGER (Serenity) and MARC GUGGENHEIM (No Ordinary Family), with art by WERTHER DELL’EDERA (Dark Entries, Loveless) and colors by ARIANNA FLOREAN. THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY #1 story S. STEVEN STRUBLE art & cover SINA GRACE FEBRUARY 9 32 PAGES / FC $2.99 “(SHE'S GOT A) BRAIN SCRAMBLING DEVICE” The cult-favorite web-series comes to print! S. STEVEN STRUBLE and SINA GRACE present a romance with style points, told with the same lovelorn charm of (500) Days of Summer. In this issue: (Li'l Depressed) Boy meets girl. BOMB QUEEN VS. HACK SLASH VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL (one-shot) story JIMMIE ROBINSON art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON FEBRUARY 9 32 PAGES / FC $3.50 The demon dog, Pooch, leads Hack/Slash’s Cassie and Vlad to the dimension of superheroes where they hunt Bomb Queen’s cat, Ashe. Her demon cat has split a dimension between realities, allowing the Queen’s twisted and perverted slashers into Cassie’s world—along with, worst of all, Bomb Queen herself! TWO HIT SERIES IN ONE! AS BOMB QUEEN AND HACK/SLASH TEAM UP FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN THE WILDEST, SEXIEST STORY OF THE YEAR! RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES CAPTAIN WONDER 3D (ONE-SHOT) story & art BRIAN HABERLIN & PHILIP TAN cover PHILIP TAN & BRIAN HABERLIN FEBRUARY 16 48 PAGES / FC / 3D GLASSES INCLUDED $4.99 Captain Wonder is the superhero of this world—he’s saved millions during his twenty-four year career. But now everything is going to Hell in a hand basket. You see, Captain Wonder has been missing for the last two months, and things don’t look so good. Now meet Billy Gordon, ten years old and it seems someone is stalking him. What’s going on? Featuring the creative duo of Brian (Witchblade, Spawn, Aria) Haberlin and Philip (Green Lantern, X-Men, Spawn) Tan. THE MOST ADVANCED 3D EVER IN PRINT - INCLUDES SPECIAL 3D GLASSES! DAWN: BEHIND THE SCENES TP Text JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER & EVA HOPKINS art & cover JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER FEBRUARY 23 128 PAGES / FC $14.99 From 2002–2005, Image Comics teamed up with DAWN creator JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER to produce a series of full-color comic book sized sketchbooks starring his redheaded Goddess character. Finally collected into one book, this delicious helping of cheesecake is a must-have for Dawn fans and Goddess worshippers. With commentary by JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER. SCIENCE DOG SPECIAL #2 story ROBERT KIRKMAN art CORY WALKER cover CORY WALKER & DAVE STEWART FEBRUARY 23 32 PAGES / FC $3.50 FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE. FIGHT EVIL WITH SCIENCE! Collecting the never before reprinted Science Dog back-up story from INVINCIBLE #75, as well as the ALL-NEW full-length, never-before-seen conclusion of the story! This story has been years in the making—don’t miss its epic conclusion! TYRANNOSAURUS REX (ONE SHOT) story MARK KIDWELL & JAY FOTOS art JEFF ZORNOW & JAY FOTOS cover A JEFF ZORNOW and JAY FOTOS cover B 1/10 Dealer Incentive Sketch Cover: JEFF ZORNOW FEBRUARY 9 32 PAGES / FC $3.99 In the steaming jungles of a world too young for a name, man and dinosaur share the food chain. When a rogue Tyrannosaurus tramples the luckless village of Taka-Na one time too many, the delicate balance is destroyed, leaving one man to face the deadly god-lizard alone. For the preservation of his village, the safety of his tribe, and the love of a hot stone-age mama in a fur bikini, he will risk it all. What is this guy thinking? Tyrannosaurus Rex: These aren’t your granddaddy’s dinosaurs! Throughout 2011, THE WALKING DEAD will be reprinted in single issue form and shipping weekly! It's the perfect opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the series that inspired the hit AMC television series! THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #5 story ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover TONY MOORE FEBRUARY 2 32 PAGES / BW $2.99 It was only a matter of time before their camp was attacked... That time has come. Rick Grimes and company find themselves surrounded by zombies. Who will die, who will survive... Will anyone survive? Nobody is safe. Who will be the next to become the walking dead? RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #6 story ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover TONY MOORE FEBRUARY 9 32 PAGES / BW $2.99 After the horrendous attack on the camp, the survivors are left to pick up the pieces. Tensions run high as the gravity of their situation starts to sink in for Rick and the others. What happens when they stop focusing on the zombie threat and turn their aggression toward each other? RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #7 story ROBERT KIRKMAN art CHARLIE ADLARD cover TONY MOORE FEBRUARY 16 32 PAGES / BW $2.99 THE FIRST ISSUE BY SERIES ARTIST CHARLIE ADLARD! Winter has come, and it is decided that they must move the camp to a safer area. With such harsh weather conditions, Rick and company find that the zombies all around them are the least of their worries. RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #8 story ROBERT KIRKMAN art CHARLIE ADLARD cover TONY MOORE FEBRUARY 23 32 PAGES / BW $2.99 The search for suitable shelter continues. Rick and crew find themselves at the mercy of a harsh winter, making their arduous journey that much more difficult. For months they’ve looked for something to take their minds OFF the zombie threat at hand... And now that they’ve got it—they’re in more danger than ever before. RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES POSEURS OGN story DEBORAH VANKIN art RICK MAYS cover RICK MAYS & LAILA DERAKHSHANIAN FEBRUARY 16 152 PAGES / BW $16.99 An original YA graphic novel, POSEURS follows three teenagers from distinctly different corners of Los Angeles who meet in the underworld of LA nightlife and Hollywood parties—and get in over their heads. From the graffiti-tagged streets of LA’s eastside to the bloated, billion dollar mansions of Bel Air, it’s a full-blown party noir. ELEPHANTMEN COVER STORIES #1 text RICHARD STARKINGS art & cover LADRÖNN flip cover BOO COOK FEBRUARY 16 64 PAGES / FC $5.99 In preparation for the return of artist LADRÖNN with HIP FLASK #4, Image presents a collection of covers and cover sketches of HIP FLASK and ELEPHANTMEN, flipped with covers and cover sketches by current ELEPHANTMEN cover artist, BOO COOK! Also features a five-page preview of HIP FLASK #4 by LADRÖNN! FALL OUT TOY WORKS, VOL. 1: TIFFANY BLUES TP story BRETT LEWIS art & cover SAMI BASRI, HENDRY PRASETYO & IMAGINARY FRIENDS STUDIOS FEBRUARY 2 160 PAGES / FC $16.99 A brilliant young toy maker risks his entire company for his factory’s newly produced android named Tiffany, but when he falls in love with his own creation and she has already been sold to the most powerful man on Earth, getting her back becomes his greatest passion and threatens to lead to his own destruction. Inspired by the ideas and lyrics of Fall Out Boy, Fall Out Toy Works brings the magic of innocence to life as both a toy maker and his invention set about learning the true secrets of life. Created by Fall Out Boy, Darren Romanelli (Dr Romanelli DRx) and Nathan Cabrera, this collection also includes interviews with Pete Wentz and Darren Romanelli, plus a sketchbook section revealing the origins of the designs for the project. Collects FALL OUT TOY WORKS #1-5 INVINCIBLE: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VOL. 6 HC story ROBERT KIRKMAN art RYAN OTTLEY, CORY WALKER & FCO PLASCENCIA cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA FEBRUARY 23 336 PAGES / FC $34.99 This is the volume you’ve been waiting for! The Invincible War, set in motion by Angstrom Levy! The epic battle with Conquest! The final build up to the Viltrumite War! The Sequid invasion of Earth! It’s all inside, and it’s almost too much for one superhero to handle. This is probably the most explosive, most action-packed volume of Invincible to date—don’t miss out! Collects INVINCIBLE #60-70 & INVINCIBLE RETURNS #1 INVINCIBLE T-SHIRT art RYAN OTTLEY FEBRUARY 16 S-XL $24.99 XXL $27.99 What ALL the Viltrumites will be wearing this season: an all-new t-shirt featuring ROBERT KIRKMAN & CORY WALKER'S INVINCIBLE! Featuring artwork by RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA, it's probably the best superhero t-shirt in the universe! MORNING GLORIES, VOL. 1: FOR A BETTER FUTURE TP story NICK SPENCER art JOE EISMA cover RODIN ESQUELJO FEBRUARY 16 192 PAGES / FC $9.99 COLLECTING THE FIRST SIX ISSUES OF THE SMASH HIT NEW SERIES! Morning Glory Academy is one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country, but something sinister and deadly lurks behind its walls. When six gifted but troubled new students arrive, they find themselves trapped and fighting for their lives as the secrets of the academy reveal themselves! Collects MORNING GLORIES #1-6 SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE FOR THE HOTTEST BOOK OF THE YEAR! PERFECT JUMP-ON POINT AT THE PERFECT PRICE POINT! SPAWN: ORIGINS BOOK 3 HC story TODD McFARLANE & ALAN MOORE art TODD McFARLANE & GREG CAPULLO cover GREG CAPULLO FEBRUARY 16 320 PAGES / FC $29.99 SPAWN: ORIGINS BOOK 3 includes classic Spawn stories written by TODD McFARLANE, as well as a story by industry giant ALAN MOORE. Revisit epic battles against Jason Wynn and Violator and also relive the introduction of many new characters into the Spawn universe, such as the Curse, the Redeemer and the Freak. Extra features include a color and black & white cover gallery and behind-the-scenes art. All this and more in an oversized, hardcover format complete with a wraparound painted cover by master SPAWN artist GREG CAPULLO. Grow your family of SPAWN: ORIGINS collection of books with this latest stellar addition! Collects SPAWN #26-37 27 #4 (of 4) story CHARLES SOULE art RENZO PODESTA cover W. SCOTT FORBES FEBRUARY 2 28 PAGES / FC GOLDEN AGE FORMAT $3.99 Will Garland met Jim Morrison in issue three and learned the truth about the 27 Club. Now, it’s time for his final conflict with The Nine and Erebus, the very spirits of creation and decay, to see if he can somehow make it to his 28th birthday. There will be no encore, ladies and gentlemen. Time to Rock and Roll! CAN WILL LIVE TO SEE 28...WILL YOU? CHEW #18 story JOHN LAYMAN art & cover ROB GUILLORY FEBRUARY 23 32 PAGES / FC $2.99 “FLAMBÉ,” Part Three USDA Suicide mission! Boobs! Germ warfare! And a very, very special guest star! RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES FIREBREATHER: HOLMGANG #3 (of 4) story by PHIL HESTER art & cover by ANDY KUHN & BILL CRABTREE FEBRUARY 2 32 PAGES / FC $2.99 “HOLMGANG,” Part Three Prom night lies in ruins at the hands of Duncan's long lost brother, Ragnar. But that isn't the only thing Ragnar wants destroyed. The battle for Belloc's throne goes into high gear as Duncan's extended family comes to Utah to eliminate the one thing between them and title "King of Kaiju": Duncan Rosenblatt himself. HALCYON #4 story MARC GUGGENHEIM & TARA BUTTERS art & cover RYAN BODENHEIM & MARK ENGLERT FEBRUARY 9 32 PAGES / FC $2.99 What caused crime, war and violence in the world to vanish? Who or what is responsible? All is revealed in this groundbreaking issue by MARC GUGGENHEIM (No Ordinary Family), TARA BUTTERS (Reaper), RYAN BODENHEIM (RED MASS FOR MARS) and ALISA TAGER (Serenity). HAUNT #14 (RES) story ROBERT KIRKMAN art GREG CAPULLO & TODD MCFARLANE cover GREG CAPULLO FEBRUARY 9 32 pgs/FC $2.99 The Apparition makes his move, and Haunt finds himself face-to-face with a foe unlike anything he's faced before. He's stronger, he's faster and he's got all the same powers as Haunt and more. Haunt will not come out of this unscathed. Believe us when we say: When the dust settles on this battle, things will never be the same again. THE INFINITE VACATION #2 story NICK SPENCER art & Cover CHRISTIAN WARD FEBRUARY 23 32 PAGES / FC $3.50 In a world where travel between alternate realities has become a massive commercial enterprise, Mark races to uncover the truth behind his many mysterious deaths. Meanwhile, the brains behind The Infinite Vacation suddenly take a keen interest in his struggle. And just who is that beautiful girl he keeps running into? FROM THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WRITER OF MORNING GLORIES AND ARTIST OF OLYMPUS COMES A FINITE SERIES THAT WILL STRETCH YOUR SENSES TO THE INFINITE. MARINEMAN #3 Story IAN CHURCHILL art & cover IAN CHURCHILL FEBRUARY 2 32 PAGES / FC $3.99 "CHAPTER THREE: SURFACE TENSION" IAN (Hulk, Supergirl) CHURCHILL’s brand new creator-owned series continues! Steve 'Marineman' Ocean returns to American soil and has to face the repercussions of last issue's dramatic revelation while also dealing with the anniversary of his mother's tragic death. Elsewhere, Lieutenant Greene takes 'Nemo' on her maiden voyage…! MEMOIR #2 story BEN McCOOL art & cover NIKKI COOK FEBRUARY 16 32 PAGES / BW $3.50 ISSUE TWO: THE MEETING Trent MacGowan has but one agenda while reporting on the strange case of Lowesville: exploitation. An interview with Bob Rockman—a resident claiming to remember everything about the town’s enigmatic history—is his first big break. Will it support Trent’s cause, or help unleash an evil beyond his wildest dreams? MICE TEMPLAR, VOL. III #3 story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING art VICTOR SANTOS cover a MICHAEL AVON OEMING cover b VICTOR SANTOS & VERONICA GANDINI FEBRUARY 23 32 PAGES / FC $2.99 “ROYAL DIVISION” The Rat Druids bring even greater oppression upon the mouse citizens to quell all resistance to their rule. But Karic's audacious attack on the king has generated a legend that is not so easily crushed. Aquila makes a reckless choice to aid the young mouse she loves. Royal Consort Lorelie tests the alliance between rat and weasel. And Captain Tosk returns, bringing order as only his iron gauntlet and heartless will can achieve. The two-time Harvey Award-winning series continues, from the acclaimed writer of Valkyrie and Thor: First Thunder and the co-creator of POWERS! MORNING GLORIES #7 story NICK SPENCER art JOE EISMA cover RODIN ESQUELJO FEBRUARY 16 32 PAGES / FC $2.99 Zoe has everything—looks, popularity, and a perfect GPA. But if you think you know all there is to know about her, think again. The secret she keeps sheds new light on the mysteries of Morning Glory Academy! "Just as strong as Spencer’s writing is Joe Eisma’s artwork. Though the style of his art differs considerably from the striking work of the cover artist, Rodin Esquejo, Eisma’s efforts in no way suffer from comparison. He utilizes strong, clean lines that provide plenty of detail." —Ross Haralson, SilverBullet.com THE HIT BOOK OF 2010 BEGINS A NEW STORY ARC! THE PERFECT JUMP-ON POINT AT ANY ALL-NEW LOWER PRICE! ORC STAIN #7 (RES) story JAMES STOKOE art & cover JAMES STOKOE FEBRUARY 23 32 PAGES / FC $2.99 “THE ROAD TO REKANDA TOR,” Part One Hoping to evade the bulk of the Orc Tzar's invading mob, One-Eye and his companions decide to make a break for the ancient mountainside stronghold of Rekanda Tor. Only, a vicious army of the enigmatic Beard's poison-throwing Shakatuu stand in their way. RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES PROOF: ENDANGERED #3 story ALEX GRECIAN art & cover RILEY ROSSMO FEBRUARY 16 32 PAGES / FC $3.99 “ENDANGERED,” Part Three The war on Proof escalates as one of Proof's closest friends betrays him and The Lodge is burned to the ground, setting free the monsters. SANTA CLAUS VS. THE MARTIANS #2 (of 4) story BENITO CERENO art & cover JAMES HARREN & DYLAN MCCRAE JANUARY 5 32 PAGES / FC $3.50 When unidentified flying objects snatch a couple of teens doing some heavy petting up at Inspiration Point, will the jolly old elf be able to fly the Little St. Nick fast enough to make sure they get back home for the holidays? SANTA CLAUS VS. THE MARTIANS #3 (of 4) story BENITO CERENO art & cover JAMES HARREN & DYLAN MCCRAE FEBRUARY 2 32 PAGES / FC $3.50 After the Martians dare to invade Earth again after being driven off twice, Santa decides to use all the resources at his disposal to send them packing for good. What follows is an all-out battle across the skies for the fate of all humankind! SAVAGE DRAGON #169 story ERIK LARSEN art & cover ERIK LARSEN FEBRUARY 9 32 PAGES / FC $3.50 "EMPEROR DRAGON," AFTERMATH His world has been destroyed. Malcolm Dragon must cope with the greatest personal loss he's faced in his life. Things will never be the same. It’s a new beginning for the SAVAGE DRAGON title as 14-year-old Malcolm Dragon at last takes center stage. SKULLKICKERS #6 story BRIAN CLEVINGER, RAY FAWKES, CHRIS SIMS & ADAM WARREN art JEFFREY 'CHAMBA' CRUZ, SCOTT HEPBURN, JOE VRIENS & JIM ZUBKAVICH cover CHRIS STEVENS, EDWIN HUANG & SAEJIN OH FEBRUARY 23 32 PAGES / FC $2.99 “FOUR TAVERN TALES” The Skullkickers find some time to kick back and relax... and by "relax", we mean, "Mash more monsters." This issue is a Skullkicking short story smorgasbord by top-flight comic talent BRIAN CLEVINGER (Atomic Robo), RAY FAWKES (Possessions), CHRIS SIMS (The Invincible Super Blog), ADAM WARREN (Empowered), CHAMBA (Street Fighter), SCOTT HEPBURN (Star Wars), JOE VRIENS (Darkstalkers) and JIM ZUBKAVICH (Oh yeah, an actual SKULLKICKERS guy). SPAWN #204 (RES) story WILL CARLTON art SZYMON KUDRANSKI, TODD MCFARLANE cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI FEBRUARY 23 32 Pages/FC $2.99 A MASSIVE MANHUNT ERUPTS IN THE PAGES OF THIS MONTH’S SPAWN! After a stint of silence and unwillingness to give his enemies answers, Spawn suddenly loses the only person that matters in his life. Sara’s kidnapping sends Clown and Spawn on a wild chase through the city, but a surprise attack by Bludd throws them off course. Can they find Sara before she takes her last breath? THE WALKING DEAD #82 story ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN FEBRUARY 9 32 PAGES / BW $2.99 “NO WAY OUT” continues. When the walls come down... no one is safe. RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? #2 story NATHAN EDMONDSON art & cover TONCI ZONJIC FEBRUARY 9 32 PAGES / FC $2.99 CHAPTER TWO To every action, a reaction. The botched op in Barcelona has exposed Jon, and he is on the run—but from whom, he can't exactly say. As the game of cat and mouse plays out, Jon discovers something about Jake that threatens all of Jon's assumptions about the only man who can protect him from what's coming. Top Cow February 2011 Solicits MAGDALENA #7 story RON MARZ art KEU CHA cover KEU CHA, NELSON BLAKE II FEBRUARY 9 32 PAGES / FC / ONGOING SERIES $3.99 Artist Keu Cha Returns to Comics! Patience, the current Magdalena, has managed to follow her faith without bowing down to the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. However, the patience of the power brokers at the Vatican has run out, and they're conspiring to replace her. But how is a new Magdalena ordained when the previous one is still active? Classic Top Cow artist Keu Cha (Witchblade, Rising Stars) reunites for a special two-issue arc with series author Ron Marz (Artifacts). Featuring a painted cover by Cha and a striking cover by series artist Nelson Blake II (Pilot Season: Murderer). MAGDALENA #1 C2E2 VARIANT COVER SIGNED EDITION story RON MARZ art & cover NELSON BLAKE II 32 PAGES / FC / CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE $19.99 Get this stunning wraparound convention variant cover signed by cover and interior artist Nelson Blake II, previously available exclusively at C2E2. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur. MAGDALENA NELSON BLAKE LITHOGRAPH SIGNED & NUMBERED art NELSON BLAKE II, DAVE MCCAIG FC / LITHOGRAPH $29.99 Get the limited edition cover image of Magdalena by Nelson Blake II & Dave McCaig for your office, bedroom, or comic room wall as a high end signed & numbered 11” x 17” lithograph! Ships in a protective sleeve with a certificate of authenticity. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur. ARTIFACTS #7 story RON MARZ art WHILCE PORTACIO cover JP LEON, JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER FEBRUARY 23 32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES $3.99 The Art of War! Distracted by the battle with Cyberforce and the android assassin Aphrodite IV, the Artifact Bearers trying to prevent the end of the Top Cow Universe are unaware that, in a distant corner of the world, the war might already be lost. The mysterious 13th Artifact Bearer holds in his hands the power to tip the scales. Has he already been seduced by the villainous architect of the master plan? From Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz (Witchblade, Magdalena) and legendary artist Whilce Portacio (The Darkness, Uncanny X-Men) comes an event series, which will literally shake the Top Cow Universe to its foundation. Featuring a gorgeous cover by JP Leon (Winter Men, Earth X) as well as a variant cover featuring Ian Nottingham by John Tyler Christopher (Witchblade). Each issue will also feature a Top Cow Origin backup written by Marz and drawn by a superstar artist. ARTIFACTS #1 SAN DIEGO COMIC CON VARIANT COVER SIGNED EDITION story RON MARZ art & cover MICHAEL BROUSSARD 32 PAGES / FC / SIGNED EDITION $19.99 Get this stunning wraparound convention variant cover signed by cover and interior artist Michael Broussard, previously available exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur. THE DARKNESS #91 story PHIL HESTER art SHELDON MITCHELL cover BANE FEBRUARY 2 32 PAGES / FC / ONGOING SERIES $2.99 ”Outer Darkness” Part 2 of 6! The battle between Jackie Estacado and the very source of his power, The Darkness ensues in earnest! Estacado has been lied to, beaten down, and betrayed over and over again over the last few years; but he has also studied, learned, and grown. Will Jackie Estacado take control of his destiny or will he end up another in a long line of pawns for The Darkness? WITCHBLADE #139 MICHAEL GAYDOS VARIANT COVER story RON MARZ art & cover MICHAEL GAYDOS 32 PAGES / FC / VARIANT EXCLUSIVE $10.00 Get this surprise variant cover by special guest artist Michael Gaydos (Alias) commemorating the passing of Julie Pezzini, previously available only as a 1-in-10 random variant. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur. TWILIGHT GUARDIAN #2 story TROY HICKMAN art SIDDHARTH KOTIAN cover JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER FEBRUARY 9 32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES $3.99 The Pilot Season Winner Returns! Twilight Guardian, the lone defender of her suburban neighborhood, has often longed for contemporaries to share crime-fighting tactics with. When she is invited to a local comic convention to join a league of Real Life Superheroes, Twilight Guardian becomes embroiled in solving a heinous crime that will require their collective talents to solve! Eisner-nominated creator and writer Troy Hickman (Common Grounds) and talented up-and-coming artist Siddharth Kotian (Eat The Dead) continue the highly anticipated four-issue mini-series. Issue #2 features a classic team cover by John Tyler Christopher (Artifacts, Witchblade). BROKEN TRINITY VOLUME 2 PANDORA’S BOX TRADE PAPERBACK story BRYAN EDWARD HILL & ROB LEVIN art ALESSANDRO VITTI, FACUNDO PERCIO cover TOMMY LEE EDWARDS FEBRUARY 16 160 PAGES / FC / TRADE PAPERBACK $19.99 A New Artifact Emerges! Michael “Finn” Finnegan, bearer of the Glacier Stone, and Glorianna “Glori” Silver, bearer of the Ember Stone, have been told that they are predestined to fight and destroy each other. When a charismatic cult leader named Elias Legion moves to remake the world using a lost Artifact known as Pandora’s Box, will Finn and Glori be able to set aside their differences to combat a larger threat or will fate dictate their inevitable clash? Collected in this volume are issues #1-6 of the world-spanning, pulse-pounding sequel to Broken Trinity Volume 1. Written by the Pilot Season: 7 Days From Hell team of Bryan Edward Hill and Rob Levin with art by Alessandro Vitti (Secret Warriors) and Facundo Percio (Anna Mercury). Featuring behind-the-scenes sketches, script pages, and cover gallery by Tommy Lee Edwards (Turf). “…grand action and.. a visual treat…” – Broken Frontier “…religious zealots, ninja, mystical creatures, and a high body count, so what else could you ask for?” – Comic Attack “The ‘two enemies somewhat united by a shared enemy’ angle isn’t new… But it is the execution here that makes the difference.” – Best Shots @Newsarama BROKEN TRINITY READER SET story RON MARZ, PHIL HESTER art STJEPAN SEJIC, TOP COW’S FINEST cover TOP COW’S FINEST 32 PAGES / FC / SET (X7 COMICS) $14.99 Your last chance to get a complete set of the original single-issue comics that introduced Finn and Glori at a bargain price! Set includes Broken Trinity #1-3, Broken Trinity: The Darkness #1, Broken Trinity: Angelus #1, Broken Trinity: Witchblade #1, and Broken Trinity: Aftermath #1. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur. ECHOES #3 story JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV art & cover RAHSAN EKEDAL FEBRUARY 23 32 PAGES / GRAYSCALE / LIMITED SERIES $2.99 A Tale of Suspense and Psychological Horror! Detective Robert Neville has been helpful to Brian Cohn, who is finding himself a potential suspect in a missing child case. But when the opportunity presents itself to shift the suspicion to another person will Brian be able to do it? Particularly since he suspects that he may be a serial killer like his father? From acclaimed author Joshua Hale Fialkov (Tumor, Pilot Season: Alibi) and rising star artist Rahsan Ekedal (Creepy) a disturbing story of murder and mystery wrapped in questions of sanity.