Solicitations for April 2019
January 22, 2019
APRIL 24 / 36 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE HAUNTED GALAXY,” Part One Powerhouse creative team JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN launch an all-new sequel series to DESCENDER with the launch of ASCENDER!Set ten years after the conclusion of DESCENDER’s storyline, magic has taken the place of machinery and the rules are very different indeed… Mila, the daughter of Andy and Effie from DESCENDER, spends her days exploring the lonely wilds of the planet Sampson and trying to stay out of the clutches of the evil disciples of the all-powerful vampire witch known only as Mother. But, like her parents, Mila doesn’t like to play by the rules, and when a certain robot pal of her dad’s shows up, nothing will ever be the same!With all the scope and heart of the sci-fi classic DESCENDER, LEMIRE and NGUYEN reunite to take readers on an unforgettable fantasy quest!
APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Someone’s trying to kill Boss Rankin! After the shootout in his loft, the remaining assassins have accepted his offer to be his private security force. There’s no way anyone tries to knock him off now, is there? There is?! Are more people going to die? Probably!
APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99Sawyer and the gang get the upper hand on J. Jackson Jackson’s two goons. Fearing the relentless attacks won’t stop, Sawyer must decide on what to do with them once and for all. This might not end well for anyone.
MAY 08 / 168 pages / FC/ T+ / $16.99Nina 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
APRIL 24 / 40 pages / FC/ M / $3.99A breathtaking single-issue story finds Ricky Lawless caught in the grip of violence and double cross after a robbery.As always, CRIMINAL contains back page art and articles only found in the single issues.
APRIL 03 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Spring is in the air, which means it’s time for the final seasonal CURSE WORDS special! This ends an unofficial trilogy begun with the Winter and Summer specials, telling the story of the greatest, most tragic love story in all of comics: Wizord and Ruby Stitch. Watch, read, glory, exult as love blooms… and then it all goes to hell. Read this one, and you’ll finally know why we called our book CURSE WORDS.
MAY 01 / pages / / M / $9.99DESCENDER, the award-winning science fiction series from creators JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN, comes alive in this enamel pin featuring the classic NO ROBOTS sign! Wear it and let your Luddite pride shine!
MAY 01 / pages / / M / $26.99DESCENDER, the award-winning science fiction series from creators JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN, is captured in a bold T-shirt featuring fan-favorite, TIM-21! With stunning art on the front, and the series logo on the back, this charming graphic Tee tells the world that the machine kind evolution is here!
MAY 01 / pages / / M / $24.99DESCENDER, the award-winning science fiction series from creators JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN, is captured in a bold T-shirt featuring fan-favorite, TIM-21! With stunning art on the front, and the series logo on the back, this charming graphic Tee tells the world that the machine kind evolution is here!
APRIL 03 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“FANTASY HEARTBREAKER,” Conclusion It was never going to be okay. Wait, wrong book.
MAY 22 / 136 pages / FC/ T+ / $16.99The penultimate trade collecting the fan-favorite story of love at the end of the world.Collects EAST OF WEST #39-42
APRIL 03 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99A rebellious criminal gang holds the city’s solar electricity hostage, forcing our disillusioned heroes Bax and Cielo to gather their wills for one final showdown between the city’s self-interested leaders and the last person left alive with an immunity to the sun.
APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The beginning of the end! As Kavallis, Hannah, and Abe converge on Los Angeles, the Bug begins to fight back.
APRIL 24 / 136 pages / FC/ T+ / $16.99Did you sign a deal with the devil? Has a loved one been dragged to Hell? Then Kate and Cate Harrow should be the first ones you call for timely soul removal at a reasonable rate. This collection is perfect for fans of case-solving procedurals like Veronica Mars, Netflix’s Jessica Jones, and the CW’s Supernatural, and introduces readers to the Harrows, who have to deal with the end of the world, fallen angels, demon worshipping ex-boyfriends, and their Mother.Collects EXORSISTERS #1-5
APRIL 10 / 40 pages / FC/ T / $3.99Every fantasy epic ends with a war. But what happens when the war is over?After posing as a man to join the army, Jenner Faulds returns home to The Feld for a new start as a “Fairman”—a specially licensed private investigator. But sexism didn’t end on the battlefield, and as the only “Fairlady,” Jenner gets stuck with the cases nobody else wants. Hitting the streets to solve The Feld’s overlooked mysteries, Jenner finds that the smallest cases hide the biggest secrets.Writer Brian Schirmer, artist Claudia Balboni (Star Trek), and colorist Marissa Louise team up for FAIRLADY—an all-new series with the procedural case-solving of Magnum P.I. and Fables, but set in a vibrant, RAT QUEENS-like high fantasy world.Plus, this—and every—issue contains a complete 30-page story!
APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Andrea Jenkins struggles with her father’s erratic behavior, as Jedidiah clings to what’s left of his crumbling legacy. Meanwhile, an unexpected visitor points to a frightening future for the residents of Freetown.
APRIL 03 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“QUE SERÁ, SERÁ” In a small town not on any map, a gunfight erupts that will change the course of the war against Los Queridos… and Amalia is greatly outnumbered.
APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“STATIONS OF THE CROSS,” Part One The hottest series of 2018 returns from the creative team that BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS said “will go down as one of the greatest comic teams of all time!”After the mind-blowing events of the second arc, our story heads right through the looking glass back to Gideon Falls, 1886! Once there, a Father Burke must help catch a vicious killer named… Norton Sinclair? And when the killer can travel through time (and space), readers are in for a wild ride.
APRIL 17 / 136 pages / FC/ M / $16.99The mystery deepens in the second volume of the runaway bestselling series by New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning writer JEFF LEMIRE (DESCENDER) and ANDREA SORRENTINO, the acclaimed creative duo behind Green Arrow and Old Man Logan.As the reclusive and troubled young man NORTON becomes more immersed in his quest for the secret of the legendary Black Barn, washed-up Catholic priest FATHER FRED unravels the secret behind a series of grisly murders.The psychological dread-inducing terror of Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House collides with the unsettling atmosphere of Twin Peaks in this addictive new series.Collects GIDEON FALLS #7-11
APRIL 10 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99While Martin makes two business trips and an important phone call, Cook tries to sabotage him, Slade spins his web, Diane and Billy fight, shots ring out and, as usual, Melch drinks and speaks the truth. Plus: don’t miss this issue’s background feature and Spotify playlist.
JUNE 05 / 368 pages / FC/ M / $34.99Okay, so maybe Volume 5 WASN’T the last omnibus! What can we say, there was so much more HACK/SLASH to tell! Cassie Hack, lost and broken after the death of Vlad, must find her new place in the world… and kill a whole lot more monsters! Another hefty brick of critically acclaimed horror goodness that contains the previously uncollected SECRET ORIGIN OF VLAD!Collects HACK/SLASH: SON OF SAMHAIN #1-5, HACK/SLASH: RESURRECTION #1-12, HACK/SLASH: ME WITHOUT YOU (ONE-SHOT), and bonus features
APRIL 24 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Back on American soil, Drake comes face-to-face with the man who betrayed him. He has only minutes before the Hardcore expires—and his life along with it. But Drake only needs a little time to unload a LOT of bullets.
APRIL 10 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“IN SENSURROUND!” Someone’s butchering movie execs, and Hit-Girl’s getting the blame. Her blood-soaked L.A. adventures have caught the attention of an old enemy—one who’s ready for a little trip out west to seek revenge.
MAY 08 / 40 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“HOPSCOTCH MÉLANGE,” Part Four A long time from now, Captain Noah Smith floats through space aboard his Archival Recivilization Capsule, searching for a fertile planet upon which to rebuild Earth. But out there in the dark vacuum, he finds… something else. This is the final, sugary story of Noah’s A.R.C.
APRIL 10 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99The passengers of the void ship Orpheus survived the end of the universe, station-wide sabotage, and even the machinations of an Entity from beyond the stars. All that’s left now is to survive each other.
APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99After the bloody defeat of Violencia and Santos, there’s no rest for Patience. She now has an entire criminal empire at her fingertips, and bags of blood money. A new threat emerges from out of town, and Patience must silence Maurice before it’s too late.
APRIL 10 / 152 pages / FC/ M / $17.99Kick-Ass is taking over. Patience has wiped out Hoops Lucero and seized control of his criminal operations, feeding money back into the neighborhood. But not everyone’s happy with Kick-Ass’ new power, and her old enemies have been lying in wait. Violencia’s set to bust out of jail and get his bloody revenge on your favorite superhero.Collects KICK-ASS #7-12
APRIL 17 / 40 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Little Bird is reunited with her mother in a dreamscape where she begins to uncover the twisted roots of her family tree. Free after 30 years of imprisonment, The Axe once again takes the mantle as leader of the resistance and prepares to wage war against Bishop and his Northern Guard.
APRIL 24 / 184 pages / FC/ T / $17.99Something hunts people on the outskirts of town…Sam and Lielet are two new friends living in Ethiopia. They’re dealing with the kind of problems that all kids have: judgmental social cliques, condescending adults, alienation… and a legendary brain-eating monster straight out of folklore. Sure, it’s not going to be easy, but all they have to do is live through it.Showcasing a quietly unsettling plot and building tension similar to NICK DRNASO’s Sabrina and ADRIAN TOMINE’s Killing and Dying, debut creative team NICHOLAS AFLLEJE and SARAH DeLAINE construct a poignant story of otherness and mystery.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Matt Wagner
APRIL 17 / 200 pages / FC/ T+ / $19.99The last of six volumes collecting MATT WAGNER’s epic, modern-day fantasy trilogy, MAGE—BOOK THREE: THE HERO DENIED is the long-awaited conclusion to the saga of the reborn Pendragon, Kevin Matchstick. After his mystical enemies destroy his home and kidnap half his family, Kevin must return to his heroic path and again draw forth the power of Excalibur. Will the long-prophesied third Mage finally appear at last? Or will the Pendragon’s fear for his family’s safety leave the mysterious Fisher King a victim to the sinister schemes of the Umbra Mother and her Gracklethorns?Collects MAGE: THE HERO DENIED #9-15200 PAGES (+8-page gatefold)
APRIL 24 / 28 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99“MAN-EATERS PRESENTS: WHAT’S HAPPENING TO ME AND CAN IT BE STOPPED?” This mock guide to female puberty features personal stories, advice, illustrated charts, inspirational tips, and other topics of interest to teen girls-on-the-go who like witchcraft and advanced calculus.
APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99A messenger arrives with news of the storm brewing in Abel and Fox’s wake. Maggie’s carnival has changed its schedule to stay ahead of the tempest as Abel’s debt is paid and he’s offered the chance to choose his future.
APRIL 03 / 64 pages / FC/ T+ / $5.99Will the survivors of the Irzah colony, their guardians, and their gods finally find a place to call home?All the players finally meet in the long-awaited finale of EMMA RÍOS (PRETTY DEADLY, I.D.) and HWEI LIM’s (Lalage, Hero) critically acclaimed sci-fi/fantasy series—featuring a stunning wraparound cover by HWEI LIM!
APRIL 10 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99To save the world, Jake and Murder Falcon must find the fabled Horn of the Dead. How metal is that?!
APRIL 10 / 28 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Deep in Oblivion, things get worse.
OCTOBER 09 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Oliver leads his military family in an uprising against the government forces sent to London to capture him, but at a terrible cost that leaves him grief-stricken—and bent on revenge.
MAY 01 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“BETRAYED” Disgraced former police chief Brian Giles will do anything for love.
APRIL 10 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Exorcists, mathematicians, and soldiers mount up to battle one hell of a demon. With the number of dead crewmen mounting, Captain Rigg does what he can to save the rest, even if it means they had better be ready to die, too…
APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Steven’s death. The Genship’s crash landing. If Sam and Alea are going to solve these mysteries, they’re going to need to venture deeper within the Outpost than anyone’s ever gone before… right?
APRIL 03 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99PART TWO OF THE FINAL ARC! Will KJ ever see her new love Mac again?
APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99In a deal with an alien business consortium, humanity has opened the Port of Earth for galactic travelers. After countless violent, deadly incidents, alien soldiers have been stationed here to help bring peace. Now our Earth Security Agency must stop a deadly alien outbreak, contain a growing human resistance, and navigate a delicate relationship with our alien partners—or risk planetary occupation.
APRIL 10 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Crane’s facing off against hordes of terrorists in Damascus as he battles to uncover the dark secrets of the ancient ruins. Can he use his incredible mind to memorize the inscriptions carved in the temple walls before bombers raze the city to the ground?
APRIL 10 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Dragons. Monsters. Tricksters. The Rat Queens have seen—and slayed!—it all. But when a dying man of great wealth hires our heroes to exact revenge for the murder of his prized unicorn, Betty, Hannah, Braga, Violet, and Dee are suddenly thrust into a quest that may bring them face-to-face with a mythological creature thought only to exist in bedtime stories. This is Palisade’s urban legend, and it will end with either death or a mass fortune.Featuring the all-new RAT QUEENS creative team, RYAN FERRIER (Death Orb, Criminy) and PRISCILLA PETRAITES (Brilliant Trash)—who will be taking the reins of the ongoing title starting with issue #16!
APRIL 24 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99In the wake of their darkest day, it’s time to say goodbye to the Lone Star state as the Bowman family searches for salvation in the shadows of Mexico.
APRIL 10 / 144 pages / FC/ T+ / $16.99The rebellion’s forces are fractured in the wake of Rose’s abduction, and a lethal plague threatens the lives of those who remain. The battle for the kingdom of Ttereve takes place in the heart and soul of one young woman, but is the sacrifice Rose must make too great even for her? It all comes down to this in the exciting conclusion to ROSE!Collects ROSE #13-17
APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99NOTE: All COVER As by RUBÍN in this story arc will be black & white. All COVER Bs in this story arc will be full color.“LAST KNIGHT,” Part One Strange forces have unleashed the Four Scourge Knights of the Apocalypse, and somehow, Bobby LaRosa is mankind’s only hope. This issue also features a variant cover by comics great KEITH POLLARD, our first in a series of variant covers celebrating African American comics artists.
APRIL 24 / pages / / M / $30This T-shirt features the cover of the first issue of BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and FIONA STAPLES’ SAGA. Sleek and simple on an ice blue background. T-shirt fits true to size.
APRIL 24 / pages / / M / $32This T-shirt features the cover of the first issue of BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and FIONA STAPLES’ SAGA. Sleek and simple on an ice blue background. T-shirt fits true to size.
APRIL 24 / pages / / M / $30From BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and FIONA STAPLES’ SAGA, this T-shirt features Prince Robot IV with a cool, modified glitch on a black background. T-shirt fits true to size.
APRIL 24 / pages / / M / $32From BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and FIONA STAPLES’ SAGA, this T-shirt features Prince Robot IV with a cool, modified glitch on a black background. T-shirt fits true to size.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Erik Larsen
AUGUST 21 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE CHAINED MAN” This stand-alone issue introduces a new menace to Malcolm Dragon and the city of Toronto. A relic from the dim past is unearthed and the Chained Man is unleashed!
APRIL 03 / 32 pages / FC/ E / $3.99“GROUND ZERO,” Part One A team of fearless adventurers uncovers the secrets behind UFOs, MONSTERS, and LOST CIVILIZATIONS! It’s “JACK-KIRBY-does-The-X-Files” in this miniseries by one of comics’ classic creative teams—KARL KESEL (Harley Quinn, Superboy) and TOM GRUMMETT (The Death of Superman, Superboy)—and some of the greatest alternative cover artists in the industry!
APRIL 03 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“LEAP OF FAITH” Deep in the forests of Brazil, Amala is on the cusp of exposing a shocking secret about the nature of reality. But the final step is the hardest… and it will cost her everything she holds dear.
APRIL 24 / 120 pages / FC/ M / $16.99SEX returns in an all-new sixth volume!Return to the world of Saturn City and the various twisted characters who live there, as Simon Cooke embarks on a trek across the world to discover the illicit secrets of the so-called Illuminati—leaving his beloved city open to all manner of desperate depravity. You’ll never know how much you missed SEX until you read the newest chapter of this continuing saga!
APRIL 24 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Sharkey comes face-to-face with the fugitive who’ll bring him his fortune, but gets slammed by the cops before he can bring her in and claim his bounty. Can Sharkey and Extra-Billy come up with an escape plan while Edra flees across the galaxy?
APRIL 24 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99“FIX THE WORLD,” Part Two Still reeling from the last issue’s shocking discovery, Willa learns what really happened on G-day. See that terrible day from a very different perspective as we follow an untold story of loss, struggle, and perseverance. ALSO: someone gets a dog.
APRIL 24 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $2.99“THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF AL SIMMONS,” Part One The road to SPAWN’s record-setting 300th issue BEGINS HERE!!!Witness the secrets of Al Simmons’ past, present and future!!!Every hero! Every villain! Revisit Spawn’s legend in an epic, wide-screen story from critically acclaimed illustrator, JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, and legendary creator, TODD McFARLANE!
APRIL 17 / 184 pages / FC/ T / $16.99COLLECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME!Al Simmons launches a master plan that sets the stage for SPAWN’s record-setting 300th ISSUE!!!SPAWN creator TODD McFARLANE and critically acclaimed illustrator JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER kick-start their horror-fueled superhero saga in this epic EIGHT-ISSUE collection.Collects SPAWN #276-283
MAY 08 / 128 pages / FC/ T+ / $12.99A mysterious global event has left the entire human population frozen—all except Ray, and only he has the power to unfreeze them. Now, with the fate of the world in his hands, he must figure out what’s going on and how to set things right again. But does everyone really deserve to be saved?Collects THE FREEZE #1-4
APRIL 17 / 176 pages / FC/ M / $19.99We live in a world where we’ve never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. By day, they live among us as our neighbors, friends, and co-workers, but by night they are the sorcerers, magicians, and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness… unless the darkness gets them first. Magic meets the Mob in THE MAGIC ORDER, as five families of magicians—sworn to protect our world for generations—must battle an enemy who’s picking them off one by one.Collects THE MAGIC ORDER #1-6
APRIL 24 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Eli makes a horrifying discovery. MacInnis and his reavers close in while a trap is sprung.
MAY 01 / pages / / M / $24.99THE REALM T-shirts are here! Join the Adventure! Featuring artwork from the critically acclaimed fantasy series created by SETH M. PECK and JEREMY HAUN!
MAY 01 / pages / / M / $26.99THE REALM T-shirts are here! Join the Adventure! Featuring artwork from the critically acclaimed fantasy series created by SETH M. PECK and JEREMY HAUN!
APRIL 03 / 32 pages / BW/ M / $3.99When the dust settles, what will be left of the Commonwealth? And if a community as large and as organized as the Commonwealth can fail, what does this mean for the world? Dark times ahead.
APRIL 24 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“SILENT SEA” Who are the sadistic beings gliding silently toward Earth through the infinite night of space, and what do they want? Answers will be revealed.
APRIL 24 / 152 pages / FC/ M / $16.99The tones and ambiance of Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line meets the sci-fi adventures of BLACK SCIENCE and VS in this military action thriller where sadistic entities from beyond known space have invaded the planet. When the joint military action known as Operation: All-Weather fails, the world burns and chaos unfolds. Now the remaining members of Gladiator Two-Six must scramble to mount a counterattack against a seemingly unstoppable enemy.Collects THE WARNING #1-5
APRIL 24 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“OKAY,” Part Four Jamie, this is the last time we have to do big crowd and fight scenes. I swear, we can get through this. Two more issues after this, and then we can have a sleep.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Mirka Andolfo
APRIL 10 / 112 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Leslie has a power within herself that many others desperately want. After losing her best friends to the shadowy organization that still chases her, she finds herself alone—and confused—with a group of rebels. Will she be able to join the fight against a corrupt, misguided government when she has difficulty keeping the wolf within her in check?The hit Italian comic, a fantasy/erotica/romantic suspense series by MIRKA ANDOLFO (Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, DC Comics Bombshells), will bring you to a colorful but terrible world where personal freedoms are superfluous. Follow Leslie on a breathtaking plot that races between thriller and fantasy, with an added touch of sensuality.Collects UNNATURAL #5-8
JUNE 05 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“LAST DAYS,” Part Two In the present, the remnants of Team Witchblade are struggling to fight the good fight without Alex, but Haley, the Witchblade’s alternate host, has other plans.