Solicitations for August 2020
May 22, 2020
JULY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $2.99“EMBERS OF FATE” Al Simmons has seen the future.Now, the terrible consequences of his actions in SPAWN #300 and #301 will have a ripple effect that leads toward annihilation. His every victory and every defeat change his fate, and the fate of the world.Superstar creative team TODD McFARLANE & PHILIP TAN kick off the next epic era of SPAWN!
SEPTEMBER 16 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE MERGED,” Part Four The Great Merge continues! Megan's life has been turned upside down. Everything she’s ever known has been changed or taken away...but soon, all of that will finally end, for better or for worse.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Jason Howard
AUGUST 12 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99When men become giant monsters hellbent on destroying the world, only girls can stop them—BIG GIRLS. Meet Ember—she writes poetry, loves to read, and she’s a 300-foot-tall full-time monster killer! She and the other big girls are all that stand in the way of our world’s complete annihilation! Critically acclaimed artist JASON HOWARD (TREES) takes full creative control as the writer and artist of a tale that’s a cross between JOHN WICK and GODZILLA by way of HBO’s GIRLS.
JULY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Vietnam, 1969. Juarez, forty years later. Three men tied by the war they left behind—on collision course with a new one.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A / COVER B: Jimmie Robinson
AUGUST 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99It’s 2024, and supervillain Bomb Queen wants to stop Donald Trump from becoming president for life. Her plan: campaign against Trump, steal his voter base, and lay bare America’s dark underbelly in the process.BOMB QUEEN returns after eight years in a brand-new series featuring all the explosive satire and twisted fun her fans have come to expect—in other words, it’s pretty much guaranteed to offend everyone!
AUGUST 05 / 36 pages / FC/ T / $3.99ALL-NEW monthly series created by ROBERT KIRKMAN and CHRIS SAMNEE! The one who wields the fire power is destined to save the world, but Owen Johnson has turned his back on that life. He doesn't want the power—he never did. He only wants to spend time with his family and live his life, but unseen forces are at work to make that impossible. Danger lurks around every corner as Owen's past comes back to haunt him.
AUGUST 05 / 28 pages / FC/ T / $3.99Owen Johnson thought he could turn his back on his training, his power, and that dangerous world he never wanted to be a part of. Unfortunately for Owen and his family, the danger has found him, and whether he wants it or not, the FIRE POWER is the only thing that can save them.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Jesse Lonergan
JULY 29 / 56 pages / FC/ T / $5.99In a glorious exploration of the comics medium with echoes of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Flash Gordon, Chris Ware, and Moebius, a lone astronaut leaves a world ravaged by nuclear war in search of life. What she finds is beyond all explanation. “This beautiful, intricate marvel is one of the fullest expressions of what can be done with comics that I’ve seen in years.” —Warren EllisTRIM SIZE: 8.1” x 10.875”
AUGUST 05 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99DEADLY KILLERS! DIRT SANDWICHES! A NEW STORY ARC! TAQA found solace in God—and that God lives in a syringe. With the city about to ban the holy narcotic, she vows to prove the existence of the divine, setting her on a path straight to the murderous EARTHEATER’s door.
SEPTEMBER 16 / 48 pages / FC/ M / $5.99The hit quarterly fantasy comic is back with another big, action-packed arc of extra-length issues!! Evil forces continue to hunt Norgal and Agatha as they begin their quest for the fabled Mulgrid’s Stair.
AUGUST 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“BURN BABY BURN,” Part One The critically acclaimed, bestselling series returns to terrify! From the minds of 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 for a whole new generation, comes a horror tale you CANNOT miss!As Philadelphia struggles to recover from one of the most brutal bloodbaths in its history, Abigail Adams sets into motion a sinister plan over 200 years in the making. Will J.J. be able to stop her without putting those he cares about in danger? Or will her twisted games prove deadly for everyone he holds dear?
SEPTEMBER 02 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99The hit science fiction series returns! Even as space trucker Gil and his lost son Kaydn are about to be reunited, the evil forces of the Zzaztek seek to intervene. And when Kadyn finally unleashes his new god-like powers, then god help anyone in the blast radius!
SEPTEMBER 02 / 48 pages / FC/ M / $4.99Remember “Sexual Gary”? What was up with that guy? The brilliant RACHAEL STOTT (Supergirl, Doctor Who) drew a story so crazy it had to be told, but not by Chip, who was still a big part of the whole thing.
SEPTEMBER 02 / 48 pages / FC/ M / $5.69What's got two thumbs and a SEX CRIMINALS special with a sizzlin' XXX cover by KATIE SKELLY (Maids, My Pretty Vampire)? You, if you buy this, and also have two thumbs. No judgment! Come as you are, it's all good.
AUGUST 05 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“UNITY,” Part One The smash hit series written by New York Times bestselling writers SCOTT SNYDER (WYTCHES, AD: AFTER DEATH) and CHARES SOULE (CURSE WORDS, the forthcoming novel Anyone) with art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (The Amazing Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Hellblazer), newcomer LEONARDO MARCELLO GRASSI, and Eisner-award winning colorist MATT WILSON (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, PAPER GIRLS) continues! After barely escaping the deadly clutches of the Destiny Man, the expedition team has crossed over into the strange new zone of “Unity”—a futuristic world of gleaming technology and artificial intelligence. But will it be a safe haven for our heroes, or are they destined to be absorbed into the hive mind?!
JULY 29 / 40 pages / FC/ M / $4.99Celebrate the 25th anniversary of WITCHBLADE with this deluxe commemorative edition of the first issue that launched a universe! Return to the classic issue with writers DAVID WOHL (DARK SECTOR ZERO, Brothers in Arms) and CHRISTINA Z. (Bloodrayne), and legendary artist MICHAEL TURNER (JLA) as they introduce Sara Pezzini, Kenneth Irons, Ian Nottingham, and of course the mystical gauntlet itself to the world! This limited edition will only be printed once, and a set, limited quantity will be available based on orders, so don’t miss out!
AUGUST 12 / 272 pages / FC/ M / $34.99BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS’ CRIMINAL epic, collected in a gorgeous oversized deluxe edition hardback.In the summer of ’88, Teeg Lawless comes home to plan the biggest heist of his career. But Teeg’s son Ricky and his friends are starting down the same dark path their fathers are on, and this is about to become the worst summer of their lives.An epic tale of tragedy handed down from generation to generation, CRUEL SUMMER is a crime comic masterpiece from the most celebrated noir masters in the industry, creators of CRIMINAL, FATALE, KILL OR BE KILLED, and THE FADE OUT.Collects CRIMINAL #1 and #5-12 in a beautiful new hardback edition with additional behind-the-scenes materialTRIM SIZE: 10.875” x 7.25”
JULY 29 / 72 pages / FC/ M / $19.99COLLECTED IN HARDCOVER FOR THE FIRST TIME! Originally only available on PanelSyndicate.com, this oversized hardcover features a story firmly set in THE WALKING DEAD comic book continuity by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (SAGA, PAPER GIRLS) and MARCOS MARTIN (THE PRIVATE EYE, BARRIER) and includes never-before-seen designs, sketches and layouts.
AUGUST 19 / 112 pages / FC/ T+ / $14.99Mikey Rhodes was just another missing child…until he rejoined his family. No longer a boy, he’d grown into a mighty warrior who’d freed Terrenos from an evil wizard during his lost years. But that’s only half the story…Lore has arrived, and now the war for Earth begins!Collects BIRTHRIGHT #41-45
SEPTEMBER 08 / 128 pages / FC/ M / $16.99See here four more strange and sad stories of the critically lauded horror-adjacent anthology series, ICE CREAM MAN. See here a tetrad of atypical tales: a suppurating superhero satire; a lamentation of lost memory; a field guide for being a ghost; a rotten retelling of your favorite children’s stories. See here some other confections, too. See here, see here!Collects ICE CREAM MAN #17-20
OCTOBER 21 / 80 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Three strangers entangled by fate, coincidence, and cruelty find themselves at the end of the longest night of their lives, bound together against the dark forces of...well—fate, coincidence, and cruelty. Apart, none of them will see sunrise; together they might have a shot, in this thriller by MATT FRACTION & ELSA CHARRETIER, with colors by MATT HOLLINGSWORTH and stunning hand-crafted lettering by cartoonist KURT ANKENY.One night. One city. Three women. NOVEMBER.
SEPTEMBER 16 / 184 pages / FC/ M / $16.99The dream of a peaceful Utopia turns into a nightmare as war breaks out on Perdita. To save her people, Sonata journeys to The Citadel to find the last of the Old Gods. An epic, must-read tale of love, betrayal, and madness featuring fantastic new settings and characters! Collects SONATA #7-12
AUGUST 12 / 32 pages / FC/ E / $3.99The rebirth of Adventureman's legend and legacy continues—but with it follows the foes that once fought him to the edge of fatality! How can Claire and her family survive?
SEPTEMBER 02 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE DIGITAL MAGE,” Part Two Last issue saw the return of the beloved Driller, and now another fan-favorite DESCENDER character is set to return…but have they been forever changed? Find out!
AUGUST 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“ASCENSION I,” Part Two Demons circle the bloody mess of Rowan Black’s life like vultures, while Internal Affairs investigators circle like sharks. Her friends and allies begin to sense the danger Rowan is in and come to offer what help they can…or to take her down if they have to.
AUGUST 26 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Who is behind the drug called BLISS? Who leads the Street Gods that turned our sweet hero into a killer? What choices did Benton make to fall so far, and how have these choices driven his family apart?The monstrous goddess Lethe emerges to defend Benton’s honor as his son Perry fights for his father’s life in court. Breaking Bad meets Neil Gaiman’s Sandman in an urban fantasy unlike any you’ve ever seen.
AUGUST 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE FIRST COURSE,” Part Two Bodies start to pile up. And Tony Chu gets a new partner.
AUGUST 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99As the war between Bree and Monk escalates, Marshall Dane, the only police officer with half a chance of stopping them, finds himself caught between the man he fears and the woman he used to love.
AUGUST 19 / 48 pages / FC/ M / $3.99There are many assassins in the known universe, this is the story of the most well-mannered one. “Good manners is just being respectful of others. Whether they have a bounty or not, you should show respect for all people.”
AUGUST 19 / 28 pages / FC/ M / $3.99When Jennifer came of age, she was given an ancient weapon of power—the Legacy Blade—and told her very life depended on keeping it safe. She temporarily failed—now will she pay the price? Join us for a tale that could only be called DIE!DIE!DIE! Plus: Barnaby's life just…keeps…getting…worse.
AUGUST 19 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.992019 EISNER AWARD WINNER, BEST NEW SERIES“WICKED WORLDS,” Part Three Sheriff Clara is trapped in “western” Gideon Falls. She’s holding her own with a six-gun, but a six-gun isn’t much help against a tidal wave of killer bugs!
WRITER: Jason Aaron
AUGUST 05 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99To escape a wedded fate worse than death, Sharri and Jael flee into the thorny wilderness beyond the secret nunnery that’s all they’ve ever known. But the brutal Old Mothers of the Mountain, with their stone spears and bone daggers, aren’t about to let the young brides slip away.
OCTOBER 28 / 64 pages / FC/ M / $7.99“FRACTURE II,” Part One The New York Times bestselling team GREG RUCKA & MICHAEL LARK kick off a bloody new chapter in the LAZARUS saga.The Carlyle Family and their allies launch offensives on all fronts to end the Conclave War. For Forever Carlyle, that means keeping a promise. For the Morray Family, it means a visit from…la Lázara.Featuring all-new fiction by ANNIE JULIA WYMAN, artifacts from the firm of TRAUTMANN and HOWE, a never-before-seen entry in the World of Lazarus: Tools of War by RPG designer CRYSTAL FRASIER, and more…
AUGUST 19 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“LIGHT BRINGS LIGHT,” Part Two There comes a point in any struggle when it is time to quit and accept fate. As Salus rises, the Burnt Legion brings Tajo and her people that horrible realization. Della arrives to turn the tide...but which way?
AUGUST 19 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99We were going to give away a free pen on the cover of this issue, as it’s the penultimate issue, but we costed it, and then our accountant attacked us, and then we decided to just do the comic instead. Hope that’s okay with you. I’m sorry. We’re disappointed too, but also bleeding from the accountant onslaught.
OCTOBER 28 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Who said pirates have to be men? Caught between Captain “Calico Jack” Rackham and the British Crown, buccaneers Anne Bonny and Mary Read have no choice but to assemble an all-female crew and teach them the pirates’ life!
JULY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Just when Goodwill needs her most, Lady Hellaine is on the verge of collapse! Will unexpected help from an unlikely ally be enough to turn the tide? Place your bets: it’s time to unveil the identity of the infamous Woodsburgh Devil, and if you thought the end of the previous issue was shocking, well—think again! You’re in for a hell of a ride, fellas.
AUGUST 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Lady Hellaine's elaborate plan takes shape, but the dark heroine created by Mirka Andolfo has not yet dealt with the consequences of her actions and with the hazy memories that more and more often emerge from her conscience. Is it really possible that the only answer for all her troubles is...love?
SEPTEMBER 02 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Who will win this crucial first battle between the Federation and Arcanics? And whose side is Maika on, anyway?
SEPTEMBER 02 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE ANGEL’S SHARE,” Part Three The Torso Killer continues to terrorize the citizens of Cleveland…and werewolf Lou Pirlo is the prime suspect!
AUGUST 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99UNDER ATTACK! Agent Finch and Alice are trapped inside the Nailbiter’s safe house! Under siege by the resurrected Buckaroo Butchers, our heroes begin to understand the horrific game they have been forced into.
AUGUST 26 / 36 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“WICKED GAME,” Part Three You might be born a witch, but there’s no way you can properly use magic unless you study it. Under the scrutiny of a most austere tutor, Becky works her way through the secrets of the forgotten arts, eventually becoming what she’s destined (or doomed) to be. This and much, much more in The Magic Education of Becky Kumar.
AUGUST 12 / 28 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99At long last, the curtain is pulled back on Oblivion. We finally get to see the Kuthaal in their daily life, how they live...and what they have planned. Is Dakuul our greatest threat, or an unlikely ally?
AUGUST 05 / 24 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Gamma Rae has finally distanced herself from her ex-family, but she’s going to learn the hard way that no matter how far away she goes, they’re always going to know how to get back at her.
AUGUST 05 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE GRIM AFTER,” Part Four As the conspiracy in Haas Haaden unravels, Breaker hacks his way into its center. And where Breaker goes…death still follows.
DECEMBER 23 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“TALL TALES,” Part Five Welcome to the new world. Will a fledgling America be able to survive the Council of Vampires?
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Erik Larsen
AUGUST 19 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“CRAWLING FROM THE WRECKAGE” Following the cataclysmic conclusion of SAVAGE DRAGON #250, Malcolm Dragon has to put the pieces of his shattered life back together. A standalone issue that sets the stage for what’s to come, from award-winning writer/artist ERIK LARSEN. A great jumping-on point for new readers!
AUGUST 26 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $2.99Introducing new series artist KEN LASHLEY (X-Men, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man). “CONSEQUENCE OF SIN,” Part One TODD McFARLANE and KEN LASHLEY continue to expand the SPAWN Universe. With the future in doubt and Medieval Spawn’s legacy in question, Spawn, She-Spawn, and Reaper go on the offensive. But a long-time ally has shown his true colors, and Cogliostro rallies an army and a deadly new recruit…GUNSLINGER SPAWN.
AUGUST 12 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Dead Hand brings war to Stealth’s front door! Plus, is Tony willing to die to uncover the secret history of his father’s career as Stealth?
AUGUST 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“A BROTHER’S CONSCIENCE,” Part Two Randy confronts the past—and the man he believes to be responsible for his brother’s death.
SEPTEMBER 09 / 80 pages / FC/ M / $12.99The creators of CHEW reunite for the first time in the most unexpected crossover ever!Just how does Tony Chu wind up aboard the starship Charon thousands of years in the future? How does Captain Joshua Rigg deal with this cibopathic stowaway? You’ll have to read this to find out!Collects OUTER DARKNESS/CHEW #1-3