Image Comics January 2020 Solicitations

PROTECTOR #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH

WRITER: SIMON ROY & DANIEL M. BENSEN

ARTIST: ARTYOM TRAKHANOV, JASON WORDIE & HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU

COVER: JAMES STOKOE

JANUARY 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

SERIES PREMIERE

From SIMON ROY (Prophet), Sideways Award-winning author DANIEL M. BENSEN (Junction), ARTYOM TRAKHANOV (UNDERTOW), JASON WORDIE (GOD COUNTRY), and HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU (Red Sonja) comes a sci-fi adventure equal parts Conan the Barbarian, Mad Max, and The Expanse.

Of all the tribes that dwell in the hot ruins of far-future North America, the Hudsoni reign supreme, but even they fear and obey the godlike Devas. When the Devas warn of an old-world demon in the conquered city of Shikka-Go, Hudsoni war chief First Knife decides to deal with the threat personally.

SEX CRIMINALS #26 – GEM OF THE MONTH

WRITER: MATT FRACTION

ARTIST / COVER: CHIP ZDARSKY

JANUARY 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

NEW STORY ARC

• THE SERIES? It’s back.

• JON AND SUZE? Also back.

• THE BANK? MUST BE TAKEN DOWN.

• THIS ARC? THE LAST. Gasp!

• BULLET LISTS? How do you turn them off in Microsoft Word

The highly anticipated return of the #1 New York Times bestselling humor/romance series SEX CRIMINALS kicks off its final story arc. Praised for its emotionally compelling characters, taut storytelling, and comedic genius, Time Magazine called it “the best comic of the year” upon launch. Since its debut, SEX CRIMINALS has garnered coverage from such mainstream media outlets as Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, NPR, and The Washington Post and won multiple awards.

SEX CRIMINALS follows the adventures of Suzie and Jon—a couple who discover they can stop time when they have sex.

This final chapter sees the reunion of writer MATT FRACTION (NOVEMBER, Hawkeye) and CHIP ZDARSKY (THE WHITE TREES, Daredevil).

Select praise for SEX CRIMINALS:

Eisner Award-winning Best New Series

Harvey Award-winning Best New Series

#1 New York Times Bestseller

#1 Amazon Bestseller: Literary Graphic Novels

Entertainment Weekly’s Must List

Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Rolling Stone’s “The 50 Best Non-Superhero Graphic Novels” List

“Delightful and VERY not-safe-for-work.” —NPR

“A precision-tuned screwball comedy on its surface, and that surface is gorgeous, thanks to ZDARSKY’s ace sense of design and inventive color technique.”

—TIME Magazine

“An honest, heartfelt story about relationships that was more John Hughes than John Holmes.” —USA Today

“ZDARSKY’s fluid, brightly hued artwork is dense with smutty gags, but this is a deeper, more understated comedy than it initially seems.” —The New York Times

“Wildly imaginative, randy and true…ZDARSKY’s staging, storytelling, and character designs make this even crazier. Great fun!” —Miami Herald

SEX CRIMINALS #26 XXX VARIANT

WRITER: MATT FRACTION

ARTIST: CHIP ZDARSKY

COVER: JASON LATOUR

JANUARY 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $4.69

NEW STORY ARC

Same as SEX CRIMINALS #26 only with a dirty cover by Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Spider-Gwen) that you can’t see until you open it, but he’s a nice Mecklenburg County boy so it’s really probably pretty tepid, right?

THE CLOCK #1 (OF 4)

WRITER: MATT HAWKINS

ARTIST / COVER: COLLEEN DORAN

JANUARY 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

MINISERIES PREMIERE

Within three weeks, hundreds of millions of healthy people worldwide contract various forms of aggressive cancer, and the proliferation, seemingly a viral outbreak, stumps the best scientific minds available. But after a leading cancer researcher loses his wife and watches his nine-year-old daughter begin to succumb to the same illness, he must race against the clock to end a global conspiracy that could propel the world straight into WWIII…or worse.

MONSTRESS #25

WRITER: MARJORIE LIU

ARTIST / COVER: SANA TAKEDA

JANUARY 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

NEW STORY ARC

The long-dreaded war between the Federation and Arcanics is about to explode as secret peace negotiations are threatened and the Old Gods conspire. Now, Maika must choose her next steps: will she help her friends, or strike out on her own?

“A Woman Has Finally Won the Top Writing Award in Comic Books” —TIME

2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Writer

2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Painter/Multimedia Artist

2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Continuing Series

2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Publication for Teens

2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Cover Artist

2018 Harvey Award winner, Book of the Year

2018 Hugo Award winner, Best Graphic Story

2018 British Fantasy Award winner, Best Comic/Graphic Novel

2018, 2016, 2015 Entertainment Weekly’s Best Comic Books of the Year

2018, Newsweek’s Best Comic Books of the Year

2018, The Washington Post’s 10 Best Graphic Novels of the Year

2018, Barnes & Noble’s Best Books of the Year

2018, YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens

2018, Thrillist’s Best Comics & Graphic Novels of the Year

2018, Powell’s Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Graphic Novels of the Year

2019, Hugo Award winner

Select praise for MONSTRESS:

“Remarkable.” —Neil Gaiman

“Impressive.” —NPR

“A vivid, dynamic world…In all my decades of reading comics, I’ve never seen anything quite like MONSTRESS.” —The New York Times

“Big, beautiful, terrifying, violent magic.” —Cosmopolitan

“Dreamlike and horrific.” —Entertainment Weekly

“…as ambitious as George R.R. Martin or J.R.R. Tolkien…” —The Los Angeles Review of Books

“A sprawling epic fantasy…exquisite manga-style, Art Deco-inspired art.” —The Atlantic

“Magic and monsters to rival those of Hayao Miyazaki’s films.” —Publishers Weekly

“Intricate and detailed…lush and dangerous.” —School Library Journal

“Filled to the brim with awesome.” —Kirkus Reviews

“World-building on a scale rare in mainstream comics.” —The Hollywood Reporter

“In the center of this world is Maika…a fictional woman imbued with all the faults and flaws of a real one.” —New York Magazine/Vulture

“Feels like a battle cry.” —Vox.com

“Mixes steampunk and fantasy in the best way.” —Complex

THE COMPLETE WITCHBLADE, VOL. 1 TP

WRITER: WARREN ELLIS, BRIAN HABERLIN, DAVID WOHL, CHRISTINA Z, DAVID FINCH

ARTIST: MICHAEL TURNER, MARC SILVESTRI, TONY DANIEL, NATHAN CABRERA, DAVID FINCH, BILLY TAN

COVER: MICHAEL TURNER

JANUARY 22 / 624 PAGES / FC / M / $29.99

This first collection of the bestselling series created by MARC SILVESTRI, DAVID WOHL, BRIAN HABERLIN, and MICHAEL TURNER equips streetwise cop Sara Pezzini with the mysterious Witchblade, a weapon of prehistoric origin and untold power. As the artifact’s bearer, Sara goes toe to toe with a Machiavellian industrialist, supernatural serial killers, and far worse, as the supernatural underworld of New York alters the course of her destiny forever.

Gorgeously rendered and painstakingly assembled as the first in a series of absolute collected editions. When all eight volumes are collected, a special piece of cross-volume connecting spine art by STJEPAN SEJIC will be revealed.

Collects WITCHBLADE #1-19, THE DARKNESS #9 & 10, TALES OF THE WITCHBLADE #1/2 & 3

NOVEMBER, VOL. II HC

WRITER: MATT FRACTION

ARTIST / COVER: ELSA CHARRETIER

MARCH 11 / 80 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

ADVANCE SOLICIT

One phone call for help and all hell breaks loose for three strangers connected by bad luck, a twist of fate, and a gun in a puddle of rain. In the middle of a dense criminal underworld, these strangers’ lives collide on one fateful and bloody night in this epic novelistic thriller by MATT FRACTION and ELSA CHARRETIER, with colors by MATT HOLLINGSWORTH and stunning hand-crafted lettering by cartoonist KURT ANKENY.

One night. One city. Three women. NOVEMBER.

REAVER, VOL. 1: HELL’S HALF-DOZEN TP

WRITER: JUSTIN JORDAN

ARTIST: REBEKAH ISAACS & ALEX GUIMARÃES

COVER: BECKY CLOONAN

FEBRUARY 12 / 136 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

ADVANCE SOLICIT

Deep within the untamed continent of Madaras, a darkness builds that must be stopped at all costs. To prevent the end of this new world, the Imperials assemble six of their most despicable prisoners—a turncoat, a skin eater, a sorcerer, his bodyguard, a serial killer, and the Devil’s Son. They are Hell’s Half-Dozen.

JUSTIN JORDAN (LUTHER STRODE) and REBEKAH ISAACS (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) create a grim fantasy comic for a post-Game of Thrones world.

Collects REAVER #1-6

SPACE BANDITS TP

WRITER: MARK MILLAR

ARTIST / COVER: MATTEO SCALERA

FEBRUARY 12 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

ADVANCE SOLICIT

Thena Khole and Cody Blue are among the universe’s most-wanted felons. Each the leader of their own criminal ops, they run heists across the galaxies—hopping from ship to ship to fleece everyone inside. But when both women are betrayed by their crews, the bandits only have one thing on their minds: REVENGE.

Collects SPACE BANDITS #1-5

THUMBS, VOL. 1 TP

WRITER: SEAN LEWIS

ARTIST / COVER: HAYDEN SHERMAN

JANUARY 29 / 232 PAGES / FC / M / $19.99

Adrian Camus, a rockstar tech designer, recruits children who excel at his games into his real-life war against the Power, a group of politicians and advocates aiming to take Camus’ tech away from the people. Following a life-altering injury, eponymous recruit Thumbs finds himself torn between two sides of the muddy, escalating conflict. Heartfelt, action-packed, and forward-thinking, THUMBS is the newest hit from SEAN LEWIS and HAYDEN SHERMAN, the team that brought you THE FEW.

Collects THUMBS #1-5

BLACKBIRD, VOL. 1 TP

(NEW PRINTING)

WRITER: SAM HUMPHRIES

ARTIST / COVER: JEN BARTEL

JANUARY 8 / 168 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99

BACK IN PRINT

Included in Tor.com’s Best Comics of 2018

Included in Book Riot’s Best Comics of 2018

“Much like BARTEL’s art, the world of BLACKBIRD thrums with a fantastical undercurrent, and the moments when it spills through to the surface are supremely satisfying.” —KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (BITCH PLANET)

Nina Rodriguez knows there’s a hidden magical world run by ruthless cabals hiding in Los Angeles. And when a giant magic beast kidnaps her sister, Nina must confront her past (and her demons) to get her sister back and reclaim her life. Perfect for fans of SYFY’s The Magicians, the CW’s Riverdale, and THE WICKED + THE DIVINE—don’t miss the first collection of the smash-hit neo-noir fantasy series from fan-favorite writer SAM HUMPHRIES (Harley Quinn, Nightwing) and red-hot artist JEN BARTEL (Black Panther, Mighty Thor)!

Collects BLACKBIRD #1-6

ICE CREAM MAN, VOL. 2: STRANGE NEAPOLITAN TP

(NEW PRINTING)

WRITER: W. MAXWELL PRINCE

ARTIST / COVER: MARTÍN MORAZZO & CHRIS O’HALLORAN

JANUARY 8 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

BACK IN PRINT

The critically acclaimed series of not-so-sweet singular stories continues with four more tales of woe and wonder. Here: the ballad of a falling man; a three-flavored silent meditation; a young girl’s quest with her dead best friend; a potpourri of suburban emergencies.

Plus: more is revealed about the mischievous Ice Cream Man and his history with the dark cowboy, Caleb.

Collects ICE CREAM MAN #5-8

NAILBITER: THE DELUXE MURDER EDITION, VOL. 1 HC

(NEW PRINTING)

WRITER: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

ARTIST / COVER: MIKE HENDERSON

JANUARY 8 / 304 PAGES / FC / M / $34.99

BACK IN PRINT

TRIM SIZE: 7.25” x 10.875”

Where do serial killers come from, and why has Buckaroo, Oregon given birth to sixteen of the most vile serial killers in the world? NSA Agent Nicholas Finch needs to solve that mystery in order to save his friend, and he’ll have to team up with the infamous Edward “Nailbiter” Warren to do it.

JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and MIKE HENDERSON deliver a mystery that mixes Twin Peaks with the horror of Se7en!

This deluxe hardcover collects the first ten issues of NAILBITER and never-before-seen bonus materials, including sketches, a process section, the pitch, and a script.

Collects NAILBITER #1-10

LAZARUS, VOL. 6: FRACTURE I TP

WRITER: GREG RUCKA

ARTIST / COVER: MICHAEL LARK

JANUARY 15 / 152 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

Two years have passed since current Carlyle Lazarus Forever was betrayed on the battlefield, and now the Carlyle Family finds itself surrounded on all sides. With time running out for her Family, Johanna recruits Forever to go on the attack. As Lazarus fights Lazarus, the next Forever Carlyle in training, 14-year-old “Eight,” finds herself in a life-or-death struggle of a different kind.

Collects LAZARUS: RISEN #1-3

THE LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE, VOL. 3 TP

(NEW PRINTING)

WRITER: JUSTIN JORDAN

ARTIST / COVER: TRADD MOORE & FELIPE SOBREIRO

JANUARY 8 / 144 PAGES / FC / M / $17.99

BACK IN PRINT

The LUTHER STRODE saga ends here. Luther and Petra are on the road that will lead them to the final confrontation with Cain, the first murderer and architect of Luther’s pain.

Collects THE LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE #1-6

THE WEATHERMAN, VOL. 1 TP

(NEW PRINTING)

WRITER: JODY LEHEUP

ARTIST / COVER: NATHAN FOX

JANUARY 8 / 208 PAGES / FC / M / $17.99

BACK IN PRINT

Nathan Bright had it all: an awesome girlfriend, a kickass dog, and a job as the #1 weatherman on terraformed Mars. But when he’s accused of carrying out the worst terrorist attack in human history—an event that wiped out nearly the entire population of Earth—Nathan becomes the target of a manhunt that spans the galaxy. But is Nathan truly responsible for such a horrific crime? And why can’t he remember?

A full-throttle, wide-screen, science fiction epic about the damage we do in the name of justice and what it truly means to be redeemed. You don’t want to miss THE WEATHERMAN!

Collects THE WEATHERMAN #1-6

20XX #2

WRITER: LAUREN KEELY & JONATHAN LUNA

ARTIST / COVER: JONATHAN LUNA

JANUARY 8 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99

After her violent introduction to the world of sym gangs, Mer struggles to accept her new identity and is forced to become what she hates the most. Nuon gets a mission, and Mer takes solace in their newfound friendship.

ASCENDER #9

WRITER: JEFF LEMIRE

ARTIST / COVER: DUSTIN NGUYEN

JANUARY 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“THE DEAD SEA,” Part Four

The evil “Mother” may rule the universe with an iron hand, but even mothers were young once—and after growing up on an ice-covered planet, it’s easy to see why she might have an ice-covered heart, too.

BATTLEPUG #5

WRITER: MIKE NORTON

ARTIST / COVER A: MIKE NORTON & ALLEN PASSALAQUA

COVER B: GENE HA

JANUARY 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

END OF STORY ARC

“WAR ON CHRISTMAS,” Part Five

The Queen of the Northland Elves has found a dangerous new weapon and she isn’t afraid to use it! The last Kinmundian, his battlepug, and all their friends must stop her before she conquers our universe (and others)! Don’t miss the stunning conclusion of this story arc that promises to completely change the world of BATTLEPUG as we know it!

COPRA #4

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: MICHEL FIFFE

JANUARY 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

“EXPLAIN THE EXPLAIN”

As the COPRA leader negotiates her life with a disgruntled agent, the team itself maps out their most important mission to date: save the planet from total annihilation. Plus: a major secret origin revealed. This hand-colored calm before the storm has been building since the very first issue!

CRIMINAL #12

WRITER: ED BRUBAKER

ARTIST: SEAN PHILLIPS & JACOB PHILLIPS

COVER: SEAN PHILLIPS

JANUARY 29 / 40 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

END OF STORY ARC

The death of Teeg Lawless.

The final issue of the CRUEL SUMMER arc.

CROWDED #11 (RES)

WRITER: CHRISTOPHER SEBELA

ARTIST / COVER A: RO STEIN, TED BRANDT & TRIONA FARRELL

COVER B: ZOE THOROGOOD

JANUARY 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

NEW STORY ARC

Charlie and Vita look for safe harbor in a community of reformed cultists and militia nuts. And with their new romance in full bloom, everything is coming up Charlie. What could possibly go wrong?

DEAD EYES #4

WRITER: GERRY DUGGAN

ARTIST / COVER A: JOHN McCREA

COVER B (1:10 INCENTIVE VARIANT): NIC VAS

JANUARY 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

END OF STORY ARC

Dead Eyes’ secret identity gets a little less secret as the mafia situation comes to a head and he finds a brutal new enemy in Boston’s finest.

DEADLY CLASS #44

WRITER: RICK REMENDER

ARTIST: WES CRAIG & JORDAN BOYD

COVER A: WES CRAIG

COVER B: SEAN GALLOWAY

JANUARY 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

END OF STORY ARC

“BONE MACHINE,” Part Five

Finals are here but Marcus’ plans haven’t gone as expected. Quite the opposite. While he was making plans for Kings Dominion, Master Lin was making plans for him. The fifth and final issue in the “Bone Machine” story arc promises many unexpected and shocking events.

DEATH OR GLORY #9

WRITER: RICK REMENDER

ARTIST / COVER A: BENGAL

COVER B: SEAN GORDON MURPHY

JANUARY 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Glory’s caravan continues to eat up the miles in their race against the clock—and the gang of body snatchers, unscrupulous surgeons, and crooked cops on their tail.

FAMILY TREE #3

WRITER: JEFF LEMIRE

ARTIST: PHIL HESTER, ERIC GAPSTUR & RYAN CODY

COVER: PHIL HESTER & RYAN CODY

JANUARY 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Even as Loretta and her family warily follow Grandpa Judd into the dark alleys of New York City’s Chinatown in search of a cure, her daughter Meg is beginning to embrace her burgeoning transformation.

FARMHAND #13

WRITER: ROB GUILLORY

ARTIST / COVER: ROB GUILLORY & TAYLOR WELLS

JANUARY 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Twenty years ago, Dr. Walter Sparrow helped create the Jedidiah Seed. Now, the Jenkins siblings need his help destroying it. One problem: he just wants to be left the hell alone.

GIDEON FALLS #20

WRITER: JEFF LEMIRE

ARTIST: ANDREA SORRENTINO & DAVE STEWART

COVER A: ANDREA SORRENTINO

COVER B: GABRIEL BÁ

JANUARY 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

2019 EISNER AWARD WINNER, BEST NEW SERIES

“THE PENTOCULUS,” Part Four

Safe to say that in Gideon Falls, when you find a deep, dark lake, it’s best not to drink the water. A lesson that Angie and Norton learn the hard way.

HARDCORE: RELOADED #2 (OF 5)

WRITER: BRANDON THOMAS

ARTIST: FRANCIS PORTELA & LEONARDO PACIAROTTI

COVER: NIC KLEIN

JANUARY 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

With Hardcore tech in the hands of terrorists, Agent Drake must make a deal with America’s Most Wanted before more innocents die. Clock’s ticking…

HEART ATTACK #3

WRITER: SHAWN KITTELSEN

ARTIST / COVER: ERIC ZAWADZKI & MICHAEL GARLAND

JANUARY 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Austin, Texas is a flashpoint of Variant activity…but Charlie’s got a secret so big, it could shut the rebellion down before it even starts.

HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #12

WRITER: PETER MILLIGAN

ARTIST: ALISON SAMPSON

COVERS A & B: DECLAN SHALVEY

COVER C: EVE MAE ROMAN

END OF STORY ARC

JANUARY 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The colorful climax of Mindy’s Indian journey sees her battle to save the street kids and hijras from the Beggarman’s clutches—she must wipe out his gang and free his victims before it’s too late.

ICE CREAM MAN #17

WRITER: W. MAXWELL PRINCE

ARTIST / COVER A: MARTÍN MORAZZO & CHRIS O’HALLORAN

COVER B: MICHAEL WALSH

JANUARY 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

NEW STORY ARC

“CAPE FEAR”

Presented here: a handsome being from far away rockets to Earth and combats evil on our behalf. Tall fella, wears a cape. Lives in a fortress; flirts with a reporter.

A suppurating, super-something story that’s certain to see you lose your supper.

KILLADELPHIA #3

WRITER: RODNEY BARNES

ARTIST / COVER A: JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER

COVER B: MATTEO SCALERA

JANUARY 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“SINS OF THE FATHER,” Part Three

Founding father John Adams has stepped out of the shadows to reveal himself as the undead source of Philadelphia’s vampire outbreak. With a legion at his command, he makes plans to cut the rot from America’s core. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Jose must fight for their lives at the city morgue as the dead rise off their slabs.

LUCY CLAIRE: REDEMPTION #2

WRITER / ARTIST / COVERS A & B: JOHN UPCHURCH

JANUARY 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The werewolves are back. A group of would-be hunters set out to enlist Lucy’s help, but they soon realize that she’s a shadow of her former self and may not be up to the task. If only there was a secret power Lucy could tap into…if only.

MANIFEST DESTINY #40

WRITER: CHRIS DINGESS

ART / COVER: MATT ROBERTS & OWEN GIENI

JANUARY 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

If the Corps of Discovery’s previous run-ins with humans on the frontier has taught them anything, it’s to be very, very careful when making new friends.

THE MARKED #4

WRITER: DAVID HINE & BRIAN HABERLIN

ARTIST / COVERS A & B: BRIAN HABERLIN & GEIRROD VAN DYKE

JANUARY 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

As a malevolent darkness spreads out from Shadowgate, The Marked join with The Shangen and The Mages in a final, all-out assault. This time, they have to win, because there is no Plan B.

MIDDLEWEST #14

WRITER: SKOTTIE YOUNG

ARTIST / COVER: JORGE CORONA & JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU

JANUARY 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Nicolas Raider is a hard man with a keen eye who recognizes the raw talent, work ethic, and leadership qualities that Abel possesses. Always looking to better his operations, Raider tempts Abel with a chance at a different life.

MOONSHINE #15

WRITER: BRIAN AZZARELLO

ARTIST / COVER: EDUARDO RISSO

JANUARY 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“RUE LE JOUR,” Part Three

They say when you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas…but when you’re a werewolf waking up in a haunted voodoo cemetery filled with zombies like Lou Pirlo is, fleas are the least of your problems!

NOMEN OMEN #4 (OF 15)

WRITER: MARCO B. BUCCI

ARTIST / COVER A: JACOPO CAMAGNI

COVER B: MATTEO LOLLI

COVER C (wraparound): BRANDON GRAHAM

JANUARY 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART,” Part Four

You know nothing, Becky Kumar! If she wants to survive what Taranis did to her, Becky will have to learn her way around magic. But is Lady Macbeth willing to teach her? Also, an eye-opening parley with the fallen queen of the magic court of New York City.

OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #23

WRITER: ROBERT KIRKMAN

ARTIST: LORENZO DE FELICI & ANNALISA LEONI

COVER: LORENZO DE FELICI

JANUARY 8 / 28 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Marcos and Ed lead a rescue mission deep into the heart of Oblivion! Will they succeed—or will the Faceless Men be taking more prisoners?! Buckle up for an all-out, action-packed issue!

THE OLD GUARD: FORCE MULTIPLIED #2 (OF 5)

WRITER: GREG RUCKA

ARTIST / COVER: LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ

JANUARY 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Andy wrestles with her past, and Nile continues to come to grips with her future. As their war against human trafficking escalates, their adversary is ultimately revealed, and the looming confrontation will unearth things long buried…

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne, THE OLD GUARD roars back! From the acclaimed New York Times-bestselling team of GREG RUCKA and LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ and the stellar artistic talents of DANIELA MIWA, JODI WYNNE, and ERIC TRAUTMANN.

OLYMPIA #3 (OF 5)

WRITER: CURT PIRES & TONY PIRES

ARTIST / COVER: JASON COPLAND & DEE CUNNIFFE

JANUARY 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

This issue features interiors from special guest artist JASON COPLAND (Kill All Monsters, Judge Dredd).

Olympian and Elon are the only ones who can save Olympian’s creator…from himself.

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #44

WRITER: ROBERT KIRKMAN

ARTIST / COVER: PAUL AZACETA & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER

JANUARY 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The Great Merge continues! The world is thrown into chaos as more people are spontaneously possessed, and Kyle Barnes fights the inevitable. Will the world be lost to the possessed, or is Amber Barnes the key to stopping them?

POSTAL: DELIVERANCE #7

WRITER: BRYAN HILL

ARTIST / COVER: RAFFAELE IENCO

JANUARY 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Mark recovers from a vicious knife wound and has horrific dreams about the afterlife while Laura reclaims her seat as mayor of Eden.

PRETTY DEADLY: THE RAT #5 (OF 5)

WRITER: KELLY SUE DeCONNICK

ARTIST / COVER: EMMA RÍOS

JANUARY 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

MINISERIES FINALE

Clara speaks.

The finale issue of “The Rat” story arc—set in the classic Golden Age of Hollywood—and the newest installment in the popular mythic fantasy series.

“The Rat” is the midway point in the PRETTY DEADLY series, with upcoming volumes including the fourth story arc, “The Butterfly,” which will look backward to reveal Alice’s origins, and the fifth story arc, which will push the series to its conclusion in the Great Depression.

“A masterpiece of mythopoeism that many literary fantasists struggle to emulate.” —N.K. Jemisin, NYT Book Review

“PRETTY DEADLY goes old Hollywood, and pushes the boundaries of comics storytelling in the most wicked ways. I love it.” —Ed Brubaker

“A ferocious series of powerful characters born of gorgeous art. It is Sergio Leone crossed with Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, a hellish yet alluring mix of epic mythology from the ancient poets, the relentlessly unforgiving fairy tales of the Old World, and the blood-soaked folklore of the Old West.” —Tor.com

PRETTY VIOLENT #6

WRITER: DEREK HUNTER & JASON YOUNG

ARTIST / COVER : DEREK HUNTER

JANUARY 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

END OF STORY ARC

Gamma Rae finds herself at odds with her family in this climactic conclusion to the first arc of our story. It’s time to decide: the heroes, or her family. Is there even a choice?

PROJECT X #2

WRITER: MARK MILLAR

ARTIST: TOP SECRET

COVER A: TOP SECRET

COVER B: RAFAEL GRAMPÁ

JANUARY 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Last month, Mark Millar and Netflix teamed up to give you the perfect Christmas gift—the sequel to one of the most beloved Millarworld projects since the dawn of time. By the time you order this, you’ll know what that secret project was, and we have just two words for you, dear retailer friend…YOU’RE WELCOME!!

REDNECK #25

WRITER: DONNY CATES

ARTIST / COVER: LISANDRO ESTHERREN & DEE CUNNIFFE

JANUARY 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

NEW STORY ARC

“TALL TALES,” Part One

Who is Demus, the first vampire?! How did the Human-Vampire War begin?! And just where in the hell did these vampires come from anyway?

SAVAGE DRAGON #249

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: ERIK LARSEN

JANUARY 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM”

The countdown to SAVAGE DRAGON #250 continues as, unbeknownst to Malcolm Dragon, his greatest foes have gathered in an effort to eliminate him once and for all and take over the city of Toronto! A great jumping-on point for new readers from award-winning writer/artist ERIK LARSEN.

SFSX (SAFE SEX) #5

WRITER: TINA HORN

ARTIST: JEN HICKMAN

COVER: TULA LOTAY

JANUARY 15 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Introducing new series artist Jen Hickman.

“BARRIERS”

The Dirty Mind team puts all their special skills of intrigue and bondage to use busting their friends out of the Pleasure Center. Just when the jailbreak seems to be going according to plan, everyone finds themselves in worse predicaments than ever.

SONATA #7

WRITER: DAVID HINE & BRIAN HABERLIN

ARTIST / COVERS A & B: BRIAN HABERLIN & GEIRROD VAN DYKE

JANUARY 8 / 32 PAGES / FC /  M / $3.99

NEW STORY ARC

“THE CITADEL: RISE,” Part One

War comes to Perdita as Sonata finds herself lost in a desolate landscape where death has dominion over all. Is this a vision of the past, the future or something outside of time and space?

SPAWN #305

WRITER: TODD McFARLANE

ARTIST: JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER & TODD McFARLANE

COVER A: TODD McFARLANE

COVER B (VIRGIN): TODD McFARLANE

COVER C: FRANCESCO MATTINA

JANUARY 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

END OF STORY ARC

“HELL HUNT,” Part Four

Jessica Priest struggles with her new powers. Eddie Frank fights against the influence of the Redeemer. And Spawn has a final showdown with Medieval Spawn that will alter the course of the war between Heaven and Hell. With this gripping story arc finale, featuring a special 5-page bonus comic drawn by TODD McFARLANE, the hunt is on, and a new era of SPAWN has begun!

TREES: THREE FATES #5 (OF 5)

WRITER: WARREN ELLIS

ARTIST / COVER: JASON HOWARD

JANUARY 8 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

MINISERIES FINALE

The final issue of TREES, VOL. 3. A small, miserable lie is about to get Klara killed. A huge, terrible lie is about to get everyone else killed. Sometimes we must forgive the dead. Sometimes the dead have to forgive us.

UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #3

WRITER: SCOTT SNYDER & CHARLES SOULE

ARTIST: GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI, DANIELE ORLANDINI & MATT WILSON

COVER: GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

JANUARY 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The expedition undertakes a desperate attempt to rescue a member of the team from the Destiny Man’s strange caravan city. Success or certain doom hinges on Americana expert Ace Kenyatta, PhD—what he knows about the new lands…and what he doesn’t.

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