STORY: SHANE DAVIS
ART / COVER: SHANE DAVIS, MICHELLE DELECKI, & MORRY HOLLOWELL
OCTOBER 7 / 32 PAGES/ FC / M / $3.50
Superman Earth One co-creator SHANE DAVIS returns to comics for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! What happens when a video game decides to come to our reality to play? When there are no extra lives, and Armageddon looms on the horizon, when your life revolves around gaming like teenager Eric Morn, you Press Start.
Writer/artist SHANE DAVIS (Superman: Earth One), MICHELLE DELECKI (JLA,Venom) and MORRY HOLLOWELL (Civil War, Old Man Logan) bring you an epic sci-fi/thriller that's like Tron meets Inception with a cheat code! This special introductory issue features 28 full pages and no ads! Each issue of the series will feature a VS. linking cover variant by DAVIS showcasing the book's cast.
Bonus: 4 Questions With Shane Davis
BLACK MAGICK #1
STORY: GREG RUCKA
ART / COVER A: NICOLA SCOTT
COVER B: JILL THOMPSON
OCTOBER 28 / 40 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
The hammer falls this Halloween! From New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning writer GREG RUCKA (LAZARUS, Stumptown, Gotham Central) and superstar artist NICOLA SCOTT (Birds of Prey, Secret Six, Earth 2)! Detective Rowan Black works robbery/homicide for the Portsmouth PD, but her greatest mystery is the truth about herself...both who she has been, and who she will become. Yet there are others in Rowan's world with very long memories, and the power that one person holds, another will always covet. PLUS, each issue also features an all-new work of original fiction by GREG RUCKA! A new gothic-noir ongoing series about legacy, destiny, redemption...and the price of magic.
Bonus: Check out the BLACK MAGICK tumblr!
CODENAME BABOUSHKA: THE CONCLAVE OF DEATH #1
STORY: ANTONY JOHNSTON
ART / COVER A: SHARI CHANKHAMMA
COVER B: TULA LOTAY
OCTOBER 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
CODENAME BABOUSHKA is an action-packed modern pulp spy thriller full of high-stakes thrills in exotic locations, with a kick-ass female hero in the style of James Bond and Modesty Blaise! Written by ANTONY JOHNSTON (THE FUSE, The Coldest City, Daredevil) and illustrated by SHARI CHANKHAMMA (SHELTERED, The Sisters' Luck). The enigmatic Contessa is a wealthy socialite, the last heiress to a noble Russian line—and secretly a deadly assassin! Blackmailed by the US government to carry out dirty jobs even the CIA can't sanction, she's got nothing to lose...and everything to fight for!
I HATE FAIRYLAND #1
STORY / ART / COVER: SKOTTIE YOUNG
COLORS: JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU
OCTOBER 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Superstar SKOTTIE YOUNG (Rocket Raccoon, Wizard of Oz) makes his Image debut with an ALL-NEW SERIES! The Adventure Time/Alice in Wonderland-style epic that smashes its cute little face against Tank Girl/Deadpool-esque violent madness has arrived. In an adventure that ain't for the little kiddies, (unless you have super cool parents, then whatever), you'll meet Gert—a six year old girl who has been stuck in the magical world of Fairyland for thirty years and will hack and slash her way through anything to find her way back home. Join Gert and her giant battle-axe on a delightfully blood soaked journey to see who will survive the girl who HATES FAIRYLAND!
Bonus: 4 Questions With Skottie Young
PAPER GIRLS #1
STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART: CLIFF CHIANG & MATT WILSON
COVER: CLIFF CHIANG
OCTOBER 7 / 48 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
SAGA writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN launches a brand-new ONGOING SERIES with superstar Wonder Woman artist CLIFF CHIANG! In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four T+-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Stand By Me meets War of the Worlds in this mysterious young adult adventure, starting with a spectacular DOUBLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE for the regular price of just $2.99!
Bonus: Cliff Chiang & Matt Wilson: The Look of Paper Girls [Gallery]
STORY: SEAN LEWIS
ART / COVER: BENJAMIN MACKEY
OCTOBER 7 / 40 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
Award-winning playwright and This American Life personality SEAN LEWIS teams with red-hot artist BENJAMIN MACKEY for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! Dexter-style action collides with a Preacher-esque sensibility in this crime/horror series for mature readers. Blaise, Lucy, and Sebastian discover a Holy War is erupting and they, unwittingly, are the next generation of Saints poised to fight for a heaven that God has abandoned. The occult rises in a spectacular, action-packed first issue crammed full of heavy metal, sex, and deadly one-liners.
STORY / ART / COVER: STJEPAN SEJIC
OCTOBER 14 / 48 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
After millions of views on DeviantArt, this popular web comic finally gets its own series. A teenage girl gets a mighty artifact that grants her immense powers...the catch? It's a bit haunted! This self-contained “universe” includes Artifacts and characters from other series (with permission!) in a delectably STJEPAN SEJIC fashion!
Bonus: Everything You Need To Know: Switch #1
CITIZEN JACK #1
STORY: SAM HUMPHRIES
ART / COVER A: TOMMY PATTERSON
COVER B: CHIP ZDARKSY
NOVEMBER 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
A HORROR-COMEDY FOR ANYONE WHO HATES POLITICS! Every presidential candidate has a skeleton in their closet—Jack Northworthy worships the devil! A scandal-plagued small town politician, Jack should in no way be president. But he's got a secret weapon: Marlinspike, a malevolent demon of high ambitions. Together, they're running for president in an outrageous campaign that America will never forget! Blockbuster writer SAM HUMPHRIES (Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: Black Vortex) and New York Times bestselling artist TOMMY PATTERSON (Game of Thrones) debut a brand new ONGOING SERIES with a DIABOLICAL EXTRA-SIZED FIRST ISSUE!
THE GODDAMNED #1
STORY: JASON AARON
ART: R.M. GUÉRA & GIULIA BRUSCO
COVER A: R.M. GUÉRA & GIULIA BRUSCO
COVER B: JOCK
COVER C: JASON LATOUR
NOVEMBER 11 / 40 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Writer JASON AARON & artist R.M. GUÉRA, the creators of the seminal crime series Scalped, reunite for a new ongoing series of stark and brutal biblical noir, which begins with a SPECIAL OVER-SIZED DEBUT ISSUE featuring thirty pages of story. "And the earth was filled with violence." Genesis 6:11 It's 1,655 years after Eden, and life on Earth has already gone to hell. The world of man is a place of wanton cruelty and wickedness. Prehistoric monsters and stone-age marauders roam the land. Murder and destruction are the rule of the day. Humankind is a failed experiment. This is life before the Flood. The story of man on the verge of his first apocalypse. Welcome to the world of the Goddamned.
STORY: MARK MILLAR
ART / COVERS A & B: RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
NOVEMBER 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50
In a quiet seaside town, Huck uses his special gifts to do a good deed each day. His neighbors return the favors by keeping his abilities a secret. But when a newcomer alerts the media, a firestorm erupts, sending Huck on an adventure that will change everything. This brand-new series from writer MARK MILLAR and artist RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE presents a comic book unlike anything you've read before. Featuring a Feel-Good Movie variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE.
JUPITER'S CIRCLE, VOL. 2 #1
STORY: MARK MILLAR
ART: WILFREDO TORRES
COVER A: BILL SIENKIEWICZ
COVER B: FRANK QUITELY
NOVEMBER 4 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Legendary MARK MILLAR reunites with the superlative WILFREDO TORRES in this epic prequel to the smash-hit JUPITER'S LEGACY series! In midcentury America, the world's greatest superheroes triumph in their public battles, while struggling with private ones. Mad Men-style period drama meets Justice League-inspired team action in a brand new volume. Introducing new regular cover artist BILL SIENKIEWICZ. Also features a character design cover by FRANK QUITELY.
STORY: DAN WATTERS
ART: CASPAR WIJNGAARD
NOVEMBER 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
A detective with no memory, no identity, and no manners. A femme fatale seeking escape from a powerful crime lord. A voodoo queen with a penchant for mixtapes and hi-tops. A goat-eating TV...
Welcome to Dedande City, where good people check under their beds at night and reality is never quite what it seems.
A NEW surreal neon-noir series crossing '50s pulp with an '80s VHS visual aesthetic, drawing from the likes of Carpenter, Cronenberg, and Lynch.
STORY: MARJORIE LIU
ART / COVER: SANA TAKEDA
NOVEMBER 4 / 72 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99
Astonishing X-Men and Black Widow writer MARJORIE LIU returns to comics with artist SANA TAKEDA (X-23) for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! Steampunk meets Kaiju in this original fantasy epic for mature readers, as young Maika risks everything to control her psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, placing her in the center of a devastating war between human and otherworldly forces. The adventure begins in a spectacular TRIPLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE, with SIXTY-SIX pages of story and no ads for this one-time price of 4.99!
STORY: JOE KEATINGE
ART: NICK BARBER & SIMON GOUGH
NOVEMBER 25 / 40 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
THE PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING EPIC BEGINS WITH AN OVER-SIZED FIRST ISSUE!
RINGSIDE is an ongoing series set within the world of professional wrestling, written by JOE KEATINGE (SHUTTER, GLORY, TECH JACKET) and drawn by acclaimed illustrator NICK BARBER, combining the ensemble drama of THE WALKING DEAD with interconnected rotating perspectives akin to The Wire. Each issue will explore the relationship between art and industry from the view of the wrestlers themselves, the creatives they work with, the suits in charge and the fans cheering them all on.
But that's just the beginning.
The real violence is outside the ring.