Solicitations for April 2020
January 24, 2020
JUNE 10 / 64 pages / FC/ E / $3.99A CATACLYSMIC ADVENTURE DECADES IN THE MAKING!In this WILDLY AFFORDABLE TRIPLE-LENGTH FIRST ISSUE, revisit how the legend of the greatest pulp hero of them all, ADVENTUREMAN, ended in a heartbreaking CLIFFHANGER with our hero facing execution at the vile hand of his ultra-nemesis BARON BIZARRE on the eve of the MACABRAPOCALYPSE...or did it?!? Eighty years after his apparent demise, single mother Claire and her Adventurefan son Tommy seem to be the only two people alive that remember the thrilling ADVENTUREMAN sagas...but from that memory burns THE SPARK OF RESURRECTION! WHERE HIS STORY ENDED...HER STORY BEGINS! This sense-obliterating, earth-shaking, imagination-quaking adventure that spans generations comes to you from MATT FRACTION (SEX CRIMINALS, Hawkeye) and TERRY & RACHEL DODSON (RED ONE, X-Men/Fantastic Four)!!!
JULY 01 / 160 pages / FC/ T / $9.99ALL-NEW series created by ROBERT KIRKMAN (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, OBLIVION SONG) and Chris Samnee (Daredevil)!Owen Johnson's journey to China to learn about his birth parents eventually leads him to a mysterious Shaolin Temple. The students there study to rediscover the Fire Power, the lost art of throwing fireballs. A power they claim will be needed soon to save the world. Will Owen Johnson be the first person in a thousand years to wield the FIRE POWER?Whet your appetite for adventure with the PRELUDE OGN, just in time for the debut of the new ongoing series with FIRE POWER #1 on Free Comic Book Day the following week!
MAY 20 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The Ludocrats! The aristocrats of ludicrous! A collision of the ornate fantasy of Dune and an M-rated Asterix & Obelix! Baron Otto Von Hades and Professor Hades Zero-K are here, and they're going to save us all have a nice time. KIERON GILLEN (DIE, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE) and JIM ROSSIGNOL (Sir, You Are Being Hunted) write! JEFF STOKELY (The Spire) draws! TAMRA BONVILLAIN (Once & Future) colors! Clayton Cowles (BITTER ROOT, DIE) letters! The universe screams in pleasure, writhing, finally satisfied, complete, joyous!
JUNE 03 / 40 pages / FC/ M / $3.99JOSHUA WILLIAMSON & MIKE HENDERSON’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HIT HORROR SERIES RETURNS! Sixteen of the world’s worst serial killers were all born in the same small town…but Agent Finch and Sheriff Crane solved and buried that mystery. Didn’t they? Violent copycat murders imitating the infamous Buckaroo Butchers have begun in Portland, Oregon, and if Finch wants the killings to stop, he’ll have to team up with the daughter of the Nailbiter himself. A brand-new mystery begins in this EXTRA-LENGTH FIRST ISSUE!
MAY 27 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99EXORSISTERS returns for a second arc! In this issue, Cate finds herself in a world where her mother saved her instead of selling her soul, while Kate has taken over Hell as its new ruler. Has Cate lost her "sister" again?
JULY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“LIGHT BRINGS LIGHT,” Part One The final arc of LOW begins here! Salus rises. The Burnt Legion attacks. Stel Caine faces the greatest challenge to her hope yet: the rage of her daughter, the Helmswoman Della. It all leads to these final four issues, lovingly rendered by legendary art team GREG TOCCHINI & DAVE MCCAIG!
MAY 27 / 96 pages / FC/ M / $12.99An Irish gangster on the run after a job gone wrong stumbles upon a young woman lost in the Dublin mountains. Injured and unarmed, the unlikely pair must try to evade their pursuers and survive the desolate bog that has served as a burial ground for unspeakable murder throughout history.DECLAN SHALVEY (INJECTION, SAVAGE TOWN) and GAVIN FULLERTON (Bags) deliver a cold and poignant story of crime, survival, and regret.
JUNE 03 / 128 pages / FC/ T+ / $16.99November 1966. London. John Lennon can’t speak. He can’t take his eyes off the photo of a car in flames with Paul McCartney’s body inside. His friend is no longer here, and that means the Beatles are no longer here either. But John wants to know the truth, and with George and Ringo, he will begin to re-examine the final hours of Paul’s life. Set in the magical atmosphere of Abbey Road Studios during the writing sessions for Sgt. Pepper, PAUL IS DEAD is the definitive version of the legend of Paul McCartney’s death.TRIM SIZE 6.5” x 9.5”
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Kieron Dwyer
JULY 01 / 160 pages / FC/ T+ / $19.99Taking aim at hypocrisy, greed, stupidity, and cultural chaos in the age of Trump, UNPRESIDENTED features a wide range of sharp-witted illustrations lampooning the bizarre course of American politics and culture since the fateful escalator ride of 2015. Fans of political humor and social commentary should not pass this by.Collects cartoons by fan-favorite comic book creator KIERON DWYER. TRIM SIZE 9” x 6”
MAY 27 / 96 pages / FC/ T+ / $9.99When an eight-year-old girl begins to transform into a tree, her single Mom, troubled brother, and possibly insane grandfather embark on a bizarre and heart-wrenching odyssey across the back roads of America, desperately searching for a way to cure her horrifying transformation before it’s too late.Bestselling, award-winning writer JEFF LEMIRE (ROYAL CITY, DESCENDER, Sweet Tooth) and superstar artist PHIL HESTER (Shipwreck, Green Arrow) come together for FAMILY TREE, a genre-defying epic about the lengths a mother will go to keep her children safe in a world of unspeakable horrors.Collects FAMILY TREE #1-4
JULY 22 / 128 pages / FC/ T+ / $16.99A startlingly original take on the Dickens classic, OLIVER reimagines Oliver Twist as a postapocalyptic superhero who brings hope to the downtrodden people of dystopian future England, even as he seeks to uncover the truth of his own mysterious origins.Collects OLIVER #1-4
MAY 20 / 96 pages / FC/ T+ / $9.99“CHOSEN.” After surviving a freak accident, a twelve-year-old boy discovers he's the returned Jesus Christ. He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk...he can even raise the dead. How will he deal with his destiny and lead the world through a conflict that's been thousands of years in the making?Collects AMERICAN JESUS: CHOSEN #1-3
MAY 20 / 96 pages / FC/ T+ / $9.99AMERICAN JESUS returns with “THE NEW MESSIAH.” A virgin pregnancy in '70s New York leads a young couple to flee for their lives as evil forces close in to destroy them. Yet more bloodshed lies ahead for their daughter, Catalina, who refuses to accept her destiny as the savior of mankind.Collects AMERICAN JESUS: THE NEW MESSIAH #1-3
JUNE 17 / 128 pages / FC/ M / $16.992019 EISNER AWARD WINNER, BEST NEW SERIESThe smash-hit horror series continues! After the time- and space-shifting journey of the last arc, Norton and Clara are trapped in small-town Gideon Falls with a murderous psychopath. Meanwhile, Angie and Father Fred confront the Bishop in big-city Gideon Falls, where the secrets of the Pentoculus Machine are revealed in all their mind-twisting glory. In the midst of the chaos, what will happen when the Ploughmen finally answer the call of duty?Collects GIDEON FALLS #17-21
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Otis Frampton
SEPTEMBER 02 / 136 pages / FC/ E / $12.99Oddly’s adventures in Fignation continue as two mysterious figures from the past return to cause trouble for her and her friends.
JUNE 03 / 152 pages / FC/ M / $16.99After a 15-year stint in prison, disgraced former detective Samantha Vega works as a bouncer. But when she discovers the exotic dancers in her care are in danger, Vega must decide if she’s willing to risk her freedom to help the people with nowhere else to turn.From the award-winning PLASTIC team, DOUG WAGNER & DANIEL HILLYARD, and acclaimed comics artists ADAM HUGHES (Wonder Woman), CULLY HAMNER (Red), TOMM COKER (BLACK MONDAY MURDERS), CHRIS BRUNNER (Spider-Gwen), and more.Collects THE RIDE: BURNING DESIRE #1-5
JULY 15 / 32 pages / BW/ M / $3.99Lies are exposed, love is tested, and gang tensions are on the rise. Mer’s world is falling apart once more, but this time, she’s going to do something about it. Meanwhile, Nuon is forced to pick sides.
MAY 20 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99As a war rages across Earth, a long-lost ally returns to Mikey’s side.
JUNE 10 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The Sangeryes split into teams to tackle various threats. Meanwhile, Harlem is under siege, and Ardo’s plans are slowly being revealed. But what role will Sylvester play, and how much of himself is he willing to sacrifice?
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Michel Fiffe
JUNE 03 / 56 pages / FC/ M / $4.99“Heads of Ochizon, Annihilate” “The Ochizon Saga” is upon us! A showdown that has been forever hanging over our crew is finally here. Included in this double-length issue, the world of COPRA expands with the bonus, out-of-print rarity “Negativeland,” presented here in full!
JUNE 10 / 48 pages / FC/ M / $3.99There are many assassins in the known universe. This is the story of the most well-mannered one.“Manner is personality—the outward manifestation of one’s innate character and attitude toward death.”
JUNE 10 / 28 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Senator Lipshitz's mad plan to save the world continues, with dire results...for men. Barnaby continues his dark journey through Russia. Many, many people die at the hands of George, by Jennifer's sword. Is that sword magic? It's magic, isn't it? This book just keeps getting weirder.
JUNE 10 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Spencer Dales has one purpose: tear down the Aegis and free everyone under their “protection.” However, with his closest ally in prison and the Tenth looking to put Spence in an adjoining cell, creating a better future won’t be easy. But it needs to happen NOW.Skybound’s most sensational series of 2019 returns to remind readers: Excellence is Real.
JUNE 17 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99The story of Darcy’s infection with the horrific sylvan disease is finally revealed as, in the present, Grandpa Judd struggles in the grasp of the deadly Arborists.
JUNE 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99HARDCORE: RELOADED reaches its explosive finale as rogue body-jackers surround the President of the United States. But this president has two things going for him: he was a Marine, and he has the most lethal Hardcore operator on the planet protecting him!
JUNE 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99East Austin is poised to explode as thousands of Variants march on the Wall, while Charlie and Jill lose control of their powers at the very worst time.
AUGUST 05 / 40 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“FOR KIDS” One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Three fish, four fish, have some more fish. Five fish, six fish—are you sickish? Seven fish, eight fish...it’s getting late fish. Nine fish, ten fish, everyone you love will die and life is pointless so why even get out of bed you little worm you sick little insect with your sad flailing arms and creepy-crawly legs my god I’ve never seen such a pathetic specimen how sad how truly tragic...red fish, blue fish.
JUNE 10 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“SINS OF THE FATHER,” Part Six In this pulse-pounding conclusion to the first story arc, newly reborn vampire, Detective James Sangster Sr., fights back his very nature and arms himself and his allies to take on the forces of darkness that have turned Philadelphia into a hell hole. But will they be a match for sinister leader John Adams and his blood-thirsty legion? Or will the vampires manage to turn the tables on our heroes?
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A / COVER B: John Upchurch
JULY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The wolf hunter, not yet fully recovered, has been taken prisoner in the night. Her captors have only one thing in mind for Lucy—her death!
MAY 27 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The Woodsburgh Devil strikes again when another innocent victim falls into the clutches of the elusive killer. Meanwhile, Lady Hellaine invites the local bourgeoisie to a social event, attracting the attention of the powerful Lady Swanson. Subterfuge and lies emerge as the second chapter of MIRKA ANDOLFO’s new project divulges a shocking revelation.
JUNE 24 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Even though reinforcements have arrived, the battle to free Abel, Bobby, and the others from the grasp of Nicolas Raider hangs in the balance. Amidst the chaos, another powerful front moves in.
JUNE 24 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“WICKED GAME,” Part One The new story arc of MARCO B. BUCCI and JACOPO CAMAGNI’s genre-bending saga opens with a bang! Becky Kumar’s literal leap of faith unhinged the doors to a world of magic, and now everyone in Manhattan can see their reality is just a piece of a bigger picture. Is it the end of the Secret? Also, the face-off we’ve been waiting for since the first issue: the Witch vs. the King, with Fer and the Wild Hunt somewhere in the middle. Oh, and who are those FOUR other Beckys, by the way?
JULY 15 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Ancient enemies, new allies, a history of violence, and modern warfare all come to a head, as Andy and Nile reconcile the sins of the past with the promise of the future…and carnage ensues. 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.
JULY 01 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Jack and Anna hit a speedbump, Thunder Bearer’s sinister motivations are revealed, and Abe pushes the power of the press to the extreme.
SEPTEMBER 23 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE MERGED,” Part Five The Great Merge continues! Simon has lost so much time with his family, but he's here now, when it counts, at the end. But maybe it's not the end, for some.
MAY 27 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The space-faring crew of the Charon has faced death in all its many forms and fought all manner of creatures dark, diabolic, and demonic. Today, they face their deadliest threat yet. Yes, intrepid space travelers, murder has a name—and that name is POYO!
JULY 01 / 24 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Gamma Rae finds herself at odds with a mysterious new enemy—the Unseen! A threat that neither heroes nor villains saw coming! No pun intended—or is there?!
JULY 01 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99First Knife leads his captors deep into the desert, balancing the demands of the rebel slaves, their demon, and his gods. But what of his own comrades? Under the unsympathetic eyes of the Devas, loyalties strain.
JUNE 03 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Breaker and Rekala are on the verge of finding out what's happened to the lost children of Haas Haaden, but the truth is far worse than they could have ever dreamed.
JUNE 24 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE END,” Part Four Well it's too late to stop now, gang.
JUNE 24 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $4.69“THE END,” Part Four All the same stuff but a naughty cover by the brilliant JEN BARTEL.
JUNE 10 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE CITADEL: FIELD OF NIGHTMARES” Part FourSonata arrives at The Citadel, where the last Old God is waiting with his own perfect creation...Kah-Lee, the Angel of Death.
JUNE 10 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Detroit’s legendary super-powered vigilante Stealth has lost control, plunging the city into chaos. Now, Dead Hand reemerges to finish off his longtime enemy once and for all.
JUNE 17 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99“DATE NIGHT IN HELL” Tilde and Klinzu face a new impossible foe—the most dangerous threat they've faced so far. When the smoke clears, not everyone will make it out alive.Includes a new installment of “LIFE,” a backup story by STEPHANIE COOKE and MEGAN HUANG, exclusively in single issues.
JUNE 10 / 44 pages / FC/ M / $3.99"DESTINY,” Part Six It is time to leave the zone of the Destiny Man and see what other secrets the former US holds for Charlotte Graves, her brother Daniel, and the rest of the team. Not all will survive, not all will leave—but they just might learn why they’ve been brought to America, and the prize that awaits at the end of their journey through the UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY!
AUGUST 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Major Kul and Nails track strange anatomy that has appeared in the Blackout Zone. Frankie makes a friend while exploring dark cult secrets. The Creature stirs. The second story arc from CULLEN BUNN, KYLE STRAHM, and BALDEMAR RIVAS continues!
JUNE 10 / pages / / M / $30This shirt features six of the worst prisoners from the variant cover of JUSTIN JORDAN and REBEKAH ISAACS’ REAVER #1! T-Shirt fits true to size.
JUNE 10 / pages / / M / $33This shirt features six of the worst prisoners from the variant cover of JUSTIN JORDAN and REBEKAH ISAACS’ REAVER #1! T-Shirt fits true to size.