Solicitation for April 2022
January 21, 2022
APRIL 27 / 400 pages / FC/ M / $39.99There are many assassins in the known universe, this is the story of the most well-mannered one.
Collects DECORUM #1-8
Trim size: 7.25" x 10.875"
APRIL 27 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99CHRISTIAN WARD, the Eisner Award-winning co-creator of ODY-C, Invisible Kingdom, and Machine Gun Wizards, returns to Image with red-hot artist PATRIC REYNOLDS (The Mask) for an all-new ONGOING SERIES—a fast-paced 100 Bullets-style crime saga with fangs!
Atticus Sloane—misanthrope, criminal, asshole, and vampire—lives in a world where blood isn’t the only thing vamps crave. And for the right price, he’ll make you a vampire too. After all, immortality isn’t cheap.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A / COVER B: Tri Vuong
APRIL 06 / 32 pages / FC/ E / $3.99The All-New LEGO® NINJAGO® Comic Book Series Starts HERE!
Perfect for fans new and old alike, an official new chapter of the LEGO NINJAGO universe begins here.
Far away from Ninjago City, a village is terrorized by a mysterious new threat when they’re saved by a stranger with incredible powers known as…Garmadon, Lord of Destruction?!
Has Garmadon turned over a new leaf since his disappearance, or is this just the first step in his master plan of finally defeating Master Wu and the ninja forever?
The first collaboration between the LEGO Group and Skybound kicks off from rising star writer/artist TRI VUONG (EVERYDAY HERO MACHINE BOY)!
LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations, the Minifigure and NINJAGO are trademarks and/or copyrights of the LEGO Group. ©2022 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.
APRIL 13 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“A MESSAGE FROM HOME,” Part One
Henry West is brutally kidnapped in the middle of the night while his wife Julie watches, terrified. Henry awakens to the reality of his whereabouts, but Julie, with no evidence of the phantom crime, is unable to get help to search for him. A new series from the minds of cutting-edge horror creators STEVE NILES (30 Days of Night) and SZYMON KUDRANSKI (SPAWN, The Punisher).
WRITER: Wyatt Kennedy, Mirka Andolfo, Geoff Johns, Brenden Fletcher, Declan Shalvey, Skottie Young, Kyle Higgins
ARTIST: Mirka Andolfo, Declan Shalvey, Daniele Di Nicuolo, Andrea Mutti, Luana Vecchio, Babs Tarr
COVER A: Igor Monti, Marcelo Costa
APRIL 13 / 64 pages / FC/ M / $5.99Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first Image comic with a year-long parade of all-new stories from some of the biggest and best names in comics!
Featuring a combination of ongoing serials and standalone short stories, this inaugural issue kicks off with the first chapters of two 12-part stories: “The Blizzard” by GEOFF JOHNS & ANDREA MUTTI and “Red Stitches” by BRENDEN FLETCHER & BABS TARR—plus the opening installments of a trio of three-parters: “Gospel for a New Century” by WYATT KENNEDY & LUANA VECCHIO, “Loop / Hopeless” by MIRKA ANDOLFO, and “Shift” by KYLE HIGGINS & DANIELE DI NICUOLO. Plus plus! A first look at DECLAN SHALVEY’s upcoming OLD DOG series and an original ongoing comic strip by SKOTTIE YOUNG!
APRIL 20 / 48 pages / FC/ M / $4.99BRIAN POSEHN, GERRY DUGGAN & SCOTT KOBLISH reform Voltron (metaphorically only) from their days on Deadpool (also not appearing) to tell a true story and lost chapter from our nation’s sad and failed war on drugs.
The year is 1985. The First Lady decides to crush Northern California cannabis farmers and deploys the biggest tool in the armed forces: Scotch McTiernan (collectible first of many hilarious appearances). “If it weeds…we can kill it.” Scotch puts his boots on the ground in Humboldt and does what he does best—but what happens when he gets high for the first time?
This one-shot has it all: laughs, tears, heart, action—plus, an activity page! A portion of the proceeds from this comic will be donated to organizations dedicated to helping casualties of America’s immoral drug war.
APRIL 13 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The hit ongoing series about Agriculture Gone Apocalyptic returns!
The Jedidiah Seed now grows in the wild. Their farm in ruins, the Jenkins family tries to cobble together a path forward in a world ruled by the demonic Monica Thorne.
JUNE 08 / 192 pages / BW/ M / $16.99Two megacorporations wage an eternal tug-of-war for the ruins of our future solar system. Pulpy sci-fi adventure, escalating unintended consequences, wry satire, and pure goofery combine in seven potent chapters of comics entertainment to make GRIP OF THE KOMBINAT, an unholy lovechild of Verhoeven and Asimov.
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MAY 18 / 160 pages / FC/ M / $24.99Mind-bending sci-fi and Cold War thriller collide in this 6-issue series by the bestselling, Eisner-winning creative team behind GIDEON FALLS! In 1957, the USSR made history by launching a dog named Laika into Earth’s orbit. Two years later, the USA responded with two monkeys, Able and Baker. These animals never returned. But unbeknownst to everyone, they did not die in orbit…they were taken. And now they are coming home.
Collects PRIMORDIAL #1-6
Select praise for PRIMORDIAL:
“…Ambitious and innovative comics storytelling…” —ComicBook.com
“Has plenty to offer to fans of American history, science fiction, and good storytelling.” —Comic Book Resources
“All in all, sci-fi fans, LEMIRE fans, SORRENTINO fans, Image fans, this is a must buy.” —Black Nerd Problems
“A classic Cold War thriller in the making. But it’s also far more ambitious than that, with a sci-fi storyline at its heart and visuals evoking 2001: A Space Odyssey… Part John le Carré and another part Arthur C. Clarke.” —Comicon.com
“For a creative team this brilliant, it really means something to say that they are at the top of their game. But sure enough…some of their best work!” —Monkeys Fighting Robots
MAY 11 / 184 pages / FC/ T / $16.99TODD McFARLANE unleashed his signature creation, SPAWN, in 1992. In doing so, he created the most successful independent comic book in history. Now, the issues leading up to and including the RECORD-BREAKING SPAWN #301 are collected together for the first time!
This is the storyline that changes everything! Including art from industry giants like GREG CAPULLO, JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, CLAYTON CRAIN & JEROME OPEÑA, as well as a story penciled by TODD McFARLANE himself.
Collects SPAWN #298-301
APRIL 20 / 128 pages / FC/ T / $16.99A chaotic LGBTQ+ road trip!
A workaholic scientist who wants to save the world and a woman who fears nothing but discovering her own destiny find themselves mixed up in a chaotic, on-the-road adventure through Europe.
Will they manage to find a middle ground between their opposing ways of life—at least for long enough to complete their mission? And could this trip lead to an unexpected romance?
Collects A THING CALLED TRUTH #1-5
Select praise for A THING CALLED TRUTH:
“A fun, character-driven story that is sure to entertain and intrigue readers.” —Comic Book Resources
“Pulls you in with this combination of excitement and endearment and keeps you entertained through its humor and raunchiness.” —Black Nerd Problems
“Both lighthearted and highly dramatic. This story twists and turns (both figuratively and literally).” —Multiversity Comics
“I am literally dying to see what happens next.” —Fangirl Nation
APRIL 20 / 160 pages / FC/ M / $19.99PLASTIC creators DOUG WAGNER & DANIEL HILLYARD return with Eisner Award winner DAVE STEWART for an unsettling tale of psychopaths, sweet love, and a serial killer named Walter. When Walter’s best friend—the FBI agent charged with his capture—is kidnapped by a death cult of all-female sunflower farmers, Walter finds himself deep within an underground labyrinth filled with secrets and monsters…but could their monsters possibly be more horrific than his?
Collects VINYL #1-6
Select praise for VINYL:
“A black comedy full of gore, guts, and a great array of fascinating characters. The Manson family meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with Charlize Theron cast in one of the main roles.” —Comicon.com
“A bloody good time from start to finish.” —AIPT
“An absurdly over-the-top and darkly hilarious opening chapter of cults and teddy bear-clad murder, with a sharp script and brilliantly vivid artwork.” —Monkeys Fighting Robots
“All at once unnerving, gory, funny, frustrating, and wonderful.” —Multiversity Comics
JUNE 01 / 128 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Sins must be atoned for, and few have as many sins as the students of Kings Dominion. Old rivalries come to a head and dark secrets are revealed as the deadliest people on earth reunite one last time.
Collects DEADLY CLASS #49-52
APRIL 27 / 176 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Six acclaimed guest artists join Eisner winner JAMES TYNION IV (Something is Killing the Children, Batman) and MARTIN SIMMONDS (Dying is Easy) to uncover the deep, tangled roots of the Department of Truth…and Lee Harvey Oswald’s rise to its top position. From the Phantom Time Hypothesis to Mothman, find out what terrible secrets are waiting in the archives.
Collects THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #6-7, 14-17
MAY 18 / 176 pages / FC/ M / $17.99The conclusion to the year’s most critically acclaimed new series is here!
Self-loathing Chinese-American detective Edison Hark uncovers the secrets behind the murders terrorizing 1936 Chinatown and their link to his family—but exposing the truth may mean toppling everything he holds dear. Writer PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE (INFIDEL) and artist ALEXANDRE TEFENKGI (OUTPOST ZERO) wrap up their Chinatown noir starring the first generation of Americans to come of age under an immigration ban…the Chinese.
Collects covers by DAVID CHOE, AFU CHAN, NIMIT MALAVIA, DAVE JOHNSON, and more, plus bonus material.
Select praise for THE GOOD ASIAN:“Both important and incredibly fun.” —Scott Snyder (NOCTERRA, Batman) “One of the best debuts of the year.” —The Hollywood Reporter“A smart, classic noir drenched in style and history.” —James Tynion IV (THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH, Batman)“Could not feel more timely these days.” —Entertainment Weekly“The best noir comic I’ve read in years…incredibly relevant.” —G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel) “One of the best new crime comics.” —SYFYWIRE“This is the book I’ve been waiting for.” —Cliff Chiang (PAPER GIRLS) “Fantastic.” —Jeff Lemire (GIDEON FALLS, Sweet Tooth)Collects THE GOOD ASIAN #5-10
JULY 13 / 128 pages / FC/ T+ / $16.99A decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. Now, history has repeated itself. Three more cities have swapped dimensions, igniting a final war between humans and Ghozan. The final six issues are collected here!
Collects OBLIVION SONG #31-36
OCTOBER 05 / 272 pages / FC/ T+ / $39.99A decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. Nathan Cole was the only one who never gave up searching that apocalyptic hellscape. Now, he embarks on a new journey with full knowledge of Oblivion and what caused the Transference! The fate of the Earth rests in his capable hands!
This hardcover features the final twelve issues of the hit comic book series, along with covers and a sketchbook, in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long-time readers and new fans.
Collects OBLIVION SONG #25-36
AUGUST 17 / 128 pages / FC/ M / $16.99The world is caught in an all-out war between Scorpionus and Moonflower as the two enact their plans to force their versions of utopia on us all! Our only hope for liberation is a perverted, drug-addled metalhead and his flying Trans Am—Agent Scumbag!
Quit being a jerk and come for one final spin with RICK REMENDER (SEVEN TO ETERNITY, DEADLY CLASS), ROLAND BOSCHI (Winter Soldier, Ghost Rider), and Ernie Ray Clementine, as he sets everything right in the world for everyone! Or the exact opposite! Why would we tell you how the story ends in this blurb?!
Collects THE SCUMBAG #11-14
APRIL 20 / 160 pages / FC/ T / $16.99SPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 21 collects the fan-favorite ANGEL MEDINA run for the first time! With Wynn and Clown plotting against an injured Al Simmons, how can he possibly survive?
Collects SPAWN #123-128
APRIL 13 / 128 pages / FC/ M / $16.99As the Syndicate and the Union wage war across decades, Tatsuo and Nadia continue their journey to reunite Nadia with her family. But a shocking surprise awaits them in the year 2042…
The hit crime/time travel series continues in this thrilling second volume!
Collects TIME BEFORE TIME #7-11
WRITER: Kurt Busiek
ARTIST / COVER A: José Rafael Fonteriz, Carlos Pacheco, José Villarrubia
COVER B: Carmen Carnero, Matt Wilson
COVER C: Mahmud A. Asrar, Matt Wilson
COVER D: Gabriel Rodríguez, Triona Farrell
APRIL 20 / 32 pages / FC/ -- / $3.99Fletcher learns the truth about his mission and his mysterious ally as they try to elude the Black Baron’s dangerous wolven agents.
APRIL 20 / 56 pages / FC/ M / $5.99Devyn’s ex takes center stage! Stuck in the anti-door dimension, Natasha learns the mysterious origins of Capgras and is forced to confront hard truths about herself as we finally get the answer to BOLERO’s most burning question: Why did Nat and Devyn break up?
JUNE 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“A FOND FAREWELL,” Part Five
There’s nothing more beautiful than a total retreat from reality with someone you love in a place where you can leave behind all the noise, greed, and hate for a quiet and simple life. But does such a place truly exist? And if it does, how could the rabid monsters not come to destroy it?
APRIL 06 / 24 pages / FC/ T / $3.99The legends are true. The dragon is real. The world is in danger. All this and INTRODUCING: MASTER SHUN!
APRIL 27 / 48 pages / BW/ T+ / $5.99SECRETS REVEALED! As they face a second wave of elemental nightmares, our phantom-forged heroes confront their sword-wielding assailant, learn more about their mission, and face a truth shocking enough to reanimate a graveyard! Get in on the limited series that’s surging up the charts while you still can!
APRIL 20 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Dio, Gordi, and Turtleneck Jones spring into action in this dynamic and thrilling conclusion to the Stone Ghost saga! Packed from cover to cover (no ads!) with completely unique eye-poppin’ MAHFOOD art, including bonus comics and behind-the-scenes fun! Plus, an absolutely badass variant cover from superstar artist SHAWN CRYSTAL! Feel the Funk!
APRIL 27 / 24 pages / FC/ T+ / $2.99Dealing with the aftermath of the savage battle against the new Clown and Dakota, Gunslinger finds himself on the run yet again—this time from a mysterious new enemy!
APRIL 27 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE SASQUATCH WARS”
When Sasquatch royalty accidentally crosses into our world and gets shot by a drunken hunter, the repercussions could be enormous. Can Virgil stop an interdimensional war before it begins?
APRIL 20 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99A haunted battle rages across the West Coast, watched by the whole world… including the world’s ghosts. Let’s hope they don’t all get any bright ideas. Or really stupid ones.
APRIL 20 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“LIVING WILL”
Presenting, for no one, the last will and testament of W.M. Parsons.
APRIL 20 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE END OF ALL,” Part Three
The sold-out, Eisner Award-nominated horror series rages on with more mind-bending twists! From RODNEY BARNES, the writer behind such hit shows as Marvel’s Runaways and STARZ’s American Gods, and JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, the artist who redefined SPAWN.
FINALLY! Discover the secret origins of vampirism in the United States as the one true king of darkness reveals himself! When his machinations turn out to be more merciless than anything undead detective Jimmy Sangster and the people of Philadelphia have seen so far, even their newfound werewolf allies can’t prevent them from suffering a terrible loss. Is this the end of SeeSaw? Will they be able to save him in time, or will they lose their most powerful ally?
APRIL 13 / 24 pages / FC/ T+ / $2.99The God Throne is close to completion, and Exodus Foundation and their “partners” have plans for Spawn. But Spawn isn’t just going to fall into their trap. He has plans of his own…
APRIL 06 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The thrilling new series by Eisner Award-winning team JEFF LEMIRE & DUSTIN NGUYEN (DESCENDER, ASCENDER, Robin & Batman) continues, as more is revealed about the young vampires left to survive on their own. When a man stumbles into their camp, the long-forgotten taste of human blood is quickly remembered.
APRIL 06 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Jesus has been bitten by Dracula’s sleeper vampire, but how long can he stave off the infection? As Dracula’s evil plan evolves, the real meaning of the ancient impaler’s alliance with the church is revealed. All life on Earth is under threat! Can Jesus’s own people save their savior in time to save the world? Featuring the DEBUT of JOHN THE MECHANIC!
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Juni Ba
APRIL 06 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99The love of a fan is pure, right? And nowhere is a fan’s love more rewarded than at the Monkey Meat company!When Monkey Meat’s biggest admirer gets her dream job on the island, she isn’t expecting a ghostly visit, a safari through monstrous lands, or a harsh revelation that her love may be misplaced…
APRIL 27 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Maika falls even deeper into her prison as she flees the devastating truths revealed in her memories.
APRIL 06 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Hired by the oligarch Gideon Ojumah, the outcasts stage a heist to steal a powerful alien artifact from the Jovian embassy. Needless to say, things don’t go according to plan when they crash the glitzy wedding of a Jovian Princess and an Eko Prince.
APRIL 27 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Emily has been doing good work for Newburn and his gangland clients, but what drove her into their world?
PLUS: Ronnie takes matters into her own hands in “SPOOK-A-RAMA” from CASEY GILLY & SOO LEE!
APRIL 13 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE FIRE NEXT TIME,” Part Six
From the universe of Eisner-nominated series KILLADELPHIA comes a terrifying tie-in horror series by acclaimed Marvel writer RODNEY BARNES and now, taking the reins for JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, another fan-favorite SPAWN artist, SZYMON KUDRANSKI.
It’s the shocking conclusion of arc one, as Hell threatens to spill over into the land of the living! The demon Corson, Anansi the Spider-God, and the mysterious horseman from Hell face off—with paranormal investigator Nita Hawes caught in the middle. Now, Nita must face her greatest fear: the possibility of losing her brother Jason all over again. But when all is said and done, will there even be an Earth left on which to mourn him?
MAY 11 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“PEDAL TO THE METAL,” Part Four
As the Sundog convoy draws nearer to the birthplace of Blacktop Bill, a terrible revelation arises that will redefine the world of NOCTERRA as we know it…
MAY 04 / 32 pages / FC/ / $3.99Enough is enough. It’s time for Marshall to take the fight to EpicFront and put an end to this parade of supercriminals for good. But they won’t be going down without a fight—and could their new weapon be strong enough to turn the tables on Radiant Black?
APRIL 06 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99It’s one o’clock on a Thursday morning. Satomi Sone should be at home with her fiancé, in bed, asleep. So why is she in an abandoned warehouse in an empty industrial district? And who—or what—waits for her inside?
APRIL 13 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Angry clouds hang over the Rocky Mountains as Honeysuckle approaches Denver. The devastation from the rain of nails extends far beyond anything Honeysuckle could have imagined. After a confrontation with a homophobic neighbor, Honeysuckle arrives at Yolanda’s home in search of Yolanda’s father. What she finds is far more horrifying than the looming storm clouds…
MAY 04 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The problem with hiding is there’s no place to run once you’ve been discovered.
This is the big one. All the trains collide.
APRIL 27 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99An unexpected suspect emerges in Marcus’s murder—but what’s the next step in their sinister plan? Who is the witch doctor of Audubon Park? And what is the shocking secret of Perinne Jewelry?
APRIL 27 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $2.99Friends or enemies?
MAY 11 / 24 pages / FC/ / $2.99SOUL CRUSHER proves to be a much bigger threat to the team than they initially thought when he turns out to be part of a network of individuals determined to bring them all down. But will opposing ideals and motivations bring an end of the Scorched before Soul Crusher has a chance to?
APRIL 20 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Officer Finch discovers that his body is being taken over by a nightmare serial killer while he sleeps. Desperate to clear his name, Finch seeks out Stetson to erase the murderous nightmare from his dreams for good.
MAY 11 / 24 pages / FC/ T / $2.99Spawn is dealing with the surprising effects of tearing open a hole in time itself as a Hellspawn from the past arrives with an alarming warning.
APRIL 27 / 48 pages / FC/ T+ / $4.99At the heart of the civilization, a city. At the heart of the city, a dance.
At the heart of the dance, a girl…and a king. And in the heart of the king?
Only the insatiable hunger for more. More. More, at any cost.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Mirka Andolfo
JUNE 08 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Oh, Italy. Home of good food, love, and…confusion. A trip to her homeland to combine business with pleasure seemed like a good idea in theory, and Paprika thought her relationship with Dill was finished. But, as they say…surprises never end.
APRIL 06 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Rick learns the hard way to keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
This deluxe presentation in STUNNING FULL COLOR also features another installment of Cutting Room Floor and creator commentary.
APRIL 20 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99While Glenn and Maggie look towards the future, others are dwelling on the past.
JUNE 01 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99THE IMPLOSIVE END TO THE FIRST ARC!
Prufrock chases a ghost, Oberon fights for his life, and Alabama’s deal to save her family collapses before her eyes. It’s the end of the road for the Academy as they know it, but they are going down swinging in this shocking conclusion to the first arc. After this, nothing will ever be the same ever again.
NOVEMBER 02 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $15.99The end of the world has a soundtrack.
Every issue of this post-apocalyptic coming-of-age series will offer an extremely limited number of Deluxe Editions, featuring an exclusive cover and a 7" record with two songs from some of today’s best indie and punk bands, recorded specially for this project.
This issue: GULCH goes somber and MILITARIE GUN gets intense.
Only in comic shops!
APRIL 27 / 56 pages / FC/ M / $5.99The re-presentation of the oft-forgotten ZOMBIES VS. ROBOTS series by CHRIS RYALL & ASHLEY WOOD rolls onward with the original two issues of the series that formed the basis for the forever-in-development-hell feature film, Inherit the Earth! Plus new covers by WOOD, all-new ZVR tributes to the mad genius that was DON MARTIN, and more! Join us for the series that Comic Book Resources recently anointed as the #2 zombie comic of all time, second only to THE WALKING DEAD (but tied for first in our hearts…)!