Solicitations for December 2019
September 19, 2019
DECEMBER 04 / 32 pages / BW/ M / $3.99From JONATHAN LUNA (ALEX + ADA, GIRLS, THE SWORD) and LAUREN KEELY, in her writing debut, comes an all-new ongoing series!This sci-fi thriller for mature readers imagines a not-so-distant future—a world of norms and syms, divided by fear. Syms, a small percentage of the population with telekinetic abilities, form gangs to survive. But division only breeds more division, and Mer and Nuon experience this firsthand as they become entangled in the often dramatic, sometimes violent, but always complex social landscape of sym gang rivalries in Anchorage, Alaska.
DECEMBER 18 / 36 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Soon to be a major motion picture starring CHARLIZE THERON and KIKI LAYNE!Andromache of Scythia and her band of soldiers are back in this second story chronicling the battles and burdens of their dubious immortality. Nile’s addition to the team has given them new purpose and new direction, but when you’ve got 6,000 years of history at your back, the past is always ready to return—with a vengeance.Written by GREG RUCKA and illustrated by the incomparable LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ, with colors by DANIELA MIWA, lettering by JODI WYNNE, and design by ERIC TRAUTMANN, the highly anticipated return of THE OLD GUARD is finally here!
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A / COVER B: John Upchurch
DECEMBER 11 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Lucy Claire was once a celebrated hero. But through a series of sinister events, she was slandered and defamed, and her children were taken from her. But when an old danger re-emerges, Lucy will have to take on the mantle of hero once again in order to right the wrongs of her past and—above all else—find a way back to her children.
DECEMBER 18 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99AMERICAN JESUS returns with THE NEW MESSIAH. A virgin pregnancy in '70s New York forces a young couple to flee for their lives, as evil powers close in to destroy them. An angel in a dream foretells a dark future and a battle with the Antichrist. The teenagers go on the run with only their faith.
DECEMBER 18 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99HARDCORE returns with more bullets than John Wick!Once, the Hardcore tech was used to protect our nation, but now that tech is out in the wild. And the only one who can help Agent Drake put the genie back in the bottle is his greatest enemy.Skybound’s action-thriller reloads with writer BRANDON THOMAS (EXCELLENCE), artist FRANCIS PORTELA (Faith), and cover artist NIC KLEIN (Deadpool).
WRITER: Greg Ellner, Stefano Eggleston, Brian Crowley, Jeff Bohn, Tim Seeley
ARTIST: Tim Seeley, Jay De Foy, Jules Shapirov, Emily Stone, Stefano Caselli, Dan Leister
COVER A: Tyler Walpole
COVER B: Tim Seeley
DECEMBER 11 / 48 pages / FC/ M / $5.99Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the bloody tale about the slasher victim who fought back with these brand-new stories from HACK/SLASH alumni STEFANO CASELLI, EMILY STONE, and DAN LEISTER, as well as new, emerging talent! Plus: an unmissable lead story from—and about!—disgruntled comics writer TIM SEELEY, who makes a wish for Cassie Hack to become real… and then becomes a victim himself when his creation swears to kill him.
JANUARY 15 / 120 pages / FC/ T+ / $16.99A prison warden’s daughter has fallen in with a separatist militia, and the warden’s only chance to rescue her is his most dangerous inmate: the notorious contract killer, Markham. Markham claims that a near-death experience convinced him to atone for his past sins, and to start saving lives instead of taking them. This may be Markham’s one last shot at redemption. But is he ready to die for that shot?A fast-paced, pulpy thriller for fans of Jack Reacher and John Wick, OVER MY DEAD BODY is an all-new original graphic novel featuring characters from the acclaimed NEAR DEATH comic book series.“A killer crime book with a very sharp hook.” —BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (SAGA, PAPER GIRLS)
JANUARY 29 / 136 pages / FC/ T / $14.99Being a space trucker may sound like a cool job, but in reality it can be boring as hell. So when recently widowed Gil gets a long-haul gig across the universe, he figures it’s safe enough to bring his young son Kadyn along for the ride. But when their “big rig” gets bitten in half by a gigantic Space Leviathan, Gil is separated from his young son—with a breached suit that’s venting oxygen at an alarming rate. He’ll have to defy the odds and stay alive long enough to rescue Kadyn. But Kadyn seems to be getting all the help he needs from a talking Space Monkey riding a Space Dolphin… or maybe it’s the strange powers he’s suddenly manifesting.From the writing duo of JASON AARON (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Thor) and DENNIS HALLUM (Cloak & Dagger, Vader: Dark Visions), with dazzling art by STEPHEN GREEN (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.) and cosmic colors by RICO RENZI (Spider-Gwen) comes an intense, galaxy-spanning adventure with all the scope and heart of the The Neverending Story crossed with imaginative weirdness of Miyazaki.Collects SEA OF STARS #1-5
DECEMBER 18 / 192 pages / FC/ M / $19.99From DAVID HINE (THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN), BRIAN HABERLIN (WITCHBLADE), and GEIRROD VAN DYKE (SPAWN, MEDIEVAL SPAWN/WITCHBLADE) comes a tale of the clash of two cultures on a planet they each believe is their Promised Land. The Rans are a peace-loving people, but the Tayans are a race of warriors who seek to colonize and control. The mysterious Sleeping Giants also call this place home, though no one knows if they’re monsters or the gods of legend. And a young woman named Sonata is willing to break all the rules to find her place in this world. She’s not about to let sleeping gods lie.Collects SONATA #1-6
JANUARY 08 / 144 pages / FC/ M / $14.99When a flesh-warping disease ravages a remote village in Mexico, a scientific task force travels to the inhospitable area to investigate the contamination. As victims of the illness are transformed in horrible ways, the task force traces the source of the disease to a nearby cave system—where they discover a bizarre, hostile ecosystem and a supernatural revelation from which they may never escape.This subterranean nightmare is brought to you by writers CULLEN BUNN (REGRESSION) and KYLE STRAHM (SPREAD) and rising star artist BALDEMAR RIVAS!Collects UNEARTH #1-5
DECEMBER 04 / 112 pages / FC/ T+ / $14.99July 1st, 1946: Two park rangers made first contact with a magical creature. Now Mikey Rhodes must uncover the secret history of magic on Earth if he is to save it from certain doom.Collects BIRTHRIGHT #36-40
MAY 06 / 424 pages / FC/ M / $49.99The Eververse is collapsing under its own weight. Grant McKay created the Pillar to save the world with science, and now he must use it to save all worlds, all of creation, or doom reality itself to oblivion.The Anarchist League of Scientists charges forward for one final adventure as RICK REMENDER and MATTEO SCALERA bring their seminal pulp science fiction epic to a mind-shattering finale.Collects BLACK SCIENCE #31-43TRIM SIZE: 8” x 12”
DECEMBER 18 / 128 pages / FC/ M / $16.99The critically acclaimed horror anthology drives back into town, offering four new stories that zoom in on folks who are just barely scraping by—and willing to do anything to change that.Collects ICE CREAM MAN #13-16
MAY 13 / 136 pages / FC/ T+ / $16.99In the second collection of BRENDEN FLETCHER and KARL KERSCHL’s Eisner-nominated series, Queen Olwyn and Captain Rook find themselves far off course, without supplies or any hope of breaking the evil spell trapping Olwyn in the form of a magical blue tiger. The companions will face grave new threats and uncover long-held secrets in their quest to find Isola, the land of the dead, where they hope to return the Queen of Maar to human form before war breaks out.Collects ISOLA #6-10
DECEMBER 18 / 144 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Co-creator of CHEW, JOHN LAYMAN, and artist AFU CHAN continue their terrifying exploration of space in this new volume!Captain Rigg’s past is revealed, and the Charon finds a haunted house in deep space. If only the crew could figure out how there’s still someone living inside…Collects OUTER DARKNESS #7-12
APRIL 22 / 680 pages / FC/ M / $59.99Welcome to Eden, Wyoming: founded by criminals, for criminals, where crime is not tolerated. But a terrible murder shatters the fragile peace of this remote town, driving local postman Mark Shiffron down a twisting path to the truth about his hometown—and himself. After all, as the son of its cofounders, Eden is his birthright.Co-writers BRYAN HILL and MATT HAWKINS team with artist ISAAC GOODHART for an unflinching tale about the price of redemption, told through the perspective of a young man with Asperberger’s and set in the murky soul of America’s heartland.Collects POSTAL #1-25, POSTAL: LAURA, POSTAL: MARKTRIM SIZE: 7.7” x 11.1”
DECEMBER 11 / 184 pages / FC/ M / $19.99One by one, the monstrous Scourge Knights of the Apocalypse march across the earth, leaving death and despair as they go, and Rathraq’s sword can’t stop their grim advance. Neither can Cogan’s magic. Maybe nothing can.This volume also includes a collection of RUMBLE short stories by the best artists in the business!Collects RUMBLE #11-17
MARCH 11 / 504 pages / FC/ M / $64.996,000 years of secrets, finally revealed. It’s going to be okay. For a certain value of “okay.”The final volume of the commercial pop sensation is so momentous, it can’t be held in one volume. Join us for this oversized two-book package that brings our cycle to an end.Collects THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #34-45, all six Specials, and extras!TRIM SIZE: 7.25” x 10.875”
JANUARY 08 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE DEAD SEA,” Part Three The Vamps may rule this strange new universe but that won’t save them from Kanto, The Blood Scrapper—the most badass vampire hunter in the galaxy!
DECEMBER 11 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99“WAR ON CHRISTMAS,” Part Four The Queen of the Northland Elves has a plan to rule all realms, and it looks like she’ll succeed! The Last Kinmundian must reunite with his loyal friend Battlepug and stop her. But first, he has to escape from becoming Juan Diego the Wendigo’s dinner! Fantasy fun and adventure from MIKE NORTON, ALLEN PASSALAQUA, and CRANK!
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Michel Fiffe
DECEMBER 04 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“TICKING TEETH” In this final showdown between COPRA and their cybernetic opponents, it’s out with the old, fallen comrades, and in with the new recruit. Will our team’s past nightmares come back to haunt them? And why does a desperate government cult care? You would, too, if your séance sparked an apocalypse.
DECEMBER 25 / 40 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The heist. The most explosive issue of the CRUEL SUMMER arc yet.
DECEMBER 04 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Dead Eyes just wanted to put on a mask, steal from the rich, and give to himself. But now his wife and his wheelman are in the hospital, and the mafia is closing in.This issue contains ALL-NEW MATERIAL, guest starring laughing gas, an MRI machine, some pointy surgical instruments, some soft tissue of some bad men, and a depressed mafia boss.
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“BONE MACHINE,” Part Four The gang catch a break.
JANUARY 01 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Glory’s cargo consists of a heavily drugged Pablo, a worried Isabelle, a very sick father, and a liver to save him—but it won’t last forever. She’s got a whole mess of trouble hot on her heels, and time is running out.
DECEMBER 04 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“SPLIT THE PARTY,” Conclusion Forget escaping DIE.
DECEMBER 18 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Loretta and her family are surrounded by deadly cultists and running out of time when Grandpa Judd arrives toting his ornery attitude and his trusty shotgun. But what good is a gun against a mysterious ailment turning his granddaughter into a tree?
DECEMBER 18 / 36 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The Jedidiah Seed claims another victim, as Ezekiel stumbles onto something otherworldly growing in the crawfish fields of Freetown.
DECEMBER 11 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE PENTOCULUS,” Part Three As a vicious psychopath terrorizes small-town Gideon Falls, the mysterious Ploughmen finally reveal themselves… but are they too late to stop the massacre?
DECEMBER 18 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Ever since Variants were “birthed,” the country has feared the emergence of Powers of Mass Destruction. Now their fears become reality as Jill and Charlie manifest abilities beyond their wildest dreams—and the Variant Crimes Unit is their first target.
DECEMBER 11 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The gangs are closing in on the hijras, demanding that they prostitute themselves. But Mindy will stop at nothing to protect her new allies. It’s time to catch the Beggarman and make him pay.
JANUARY 01 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“SINS OF THE FATHER,” Part Two Jimmy’s horrifying discoveries regarding his father’s murder lead him to seek police coroner Jose Padilla’s help. But when they discover the force behind Philadelphia’s vampire outbreak is none other than former U.S. President John Adams, will Jimmy’s investigation reveal a way to save the city, or is he just dragging Jose to hell with him?
DECEMBER 04 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The ghostly Maldonado plays Lewis and Clark against each other. They may have begun this adventure together, but only one of them is fated to make it back alive.
DECEMBER 25 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Liza’s Sphere of Power is opening up rifts between our reality and the dark dimensions that lie beyond. Karuman, the ancient leader of The Shangen, gives Mavin an ultimatum that forces her to lead The Marked in an ill-fated attack on Shadowgate.
DECEMBER 18 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Abel knows hard work and cruel adults, and on the Raider Farms he’ll find no shortage of either. Elsewhere, Maggie and Jeb struggle to rally a crew to rescue the kids, and they need to be quick—the weather is starting to turn.
DECEMBER 11 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“RUE LE JOUR,” Part Two While Lou Pirlo hustles up the dough he needs for the sister witches to cure him, he also scares up a bunch of not-so-friendly ghosts from his past!
DECEMBER 04 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART,” Part Three Led by the mighty-yet-sneaky Fer Doirich, Becky begins a magical mystery tour through New York’s secrets, looking for answers—and possibly new allies.
DECEMBER 11 / 28 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99It never should have happened, but it has. The Faceless Men are here, on Earth.
JANUARY 01 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Elon scrambles to piece together Olympian’s past and find a way to get him home. So he heads to the one place he knows he’ll find answers: his local comic shop!
DECEMBER 25 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The beginning of the end is upon us. Allison has been possessed, but it’s unlike any possession we’ve seen before. How will this affect Kyle’s mission to save the world, now that the great merge has begun? Find out in the thrilling first issue of the final story arc of OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA!
JANUARY 08 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Another resident is savagely dismembered and put on display by the mysterious Eden killer, leading Mark to take drastic steps to stop the bloodshed.
DECEMBER 11 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Obsession will drive them mad.
DECEMBER 18 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Gamma Rae can’t keep up with the pressure coming from both sides. But at least Brody Perron, her one and only crush, doesn’t already have a girlfriend! Does he?
DECEMBER 11 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99In the wake of absolute devastation, the fate of the Rat Queens—and Palisade itself—rests on one desperate soul. The Once and Future King ends here, but the Rat Queens’ world will be changed forever!
DECEMBER 11 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99It ends in blood. But will Hell’s Half-Dozen’s suicide mission to stop one evil only unleash a far greater one?
DECEMBER 18 / 24 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“MARKS” George endures a series of torturous revelations about his detainment at the Pleasure Center. Meanwhile, the Dirty Mind crew finally puts their differences aside to plot an elaborate jailbreak that could change everything.
JANUARY 15 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $2.99“HELL HUNT,” Part Three As Reaper and She-Spawn fight for their lives against the Hellhounds, Spawn is forced into the public spotlight in order to stop a strange new villain that’s rampaging through New York City. Can Al Simmons continue to convince the world he’s a “normal” hero, or will his dark side come to light?THE HUNT CONTINUES—WITH NEW HEROES AND NEW VILLAINS!
DECEMBER 11 / 24 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“A fine addition to the tradition of SF.” —Publishers WeeklyThe bloody tangles under the skin of a small, cold town are revealed. There’s another body on the ground, a gun pointed at Klara’s head, and a ghost telling her to go.
DECEMBER 11 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99As the team goes on the run from the deadly Destiny Man, the focus shifts to Charlotte’s brother, Daniel. Until this expedition, he was the only person on Earth to successfully infiltrate the black box that is the United States. What secrets did Daniel learn that might keep the team alive, and what did they cost him?
JANUARY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99NO SPOILERS! Cross and crew must do the impossible—escape Earth alive! HUGE revelations abound in this, the stunning conclusion of the second chapter of JODY LEHEUP and NATHAN FOX’s must-read sci-fi instant classic THE WEATHERMAN!
JANUARY 29 / pages / / M / $9.99Either buy one to decorate your lapel or 2,000 to make an improvised suit of scale mail. Either way, this is genuine DIE merchandise that’s guaranteed to not drag you screaming into a world of dark horror fantasy adventure. We promise. No, really.
JANUARY 29 / pages / / M / $25MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SIZES AVAILABLE (S-3XL) The first official DIE clothing! Clearly eventually we want to do a suit of full plate armour (+4) with “I <3 DIE” engraved on it, and these fine T-shirts are a first step towards that. Join us. Wear us. Available in a range of colors including black, black, and black, as we are total goths.
JANUARY 29 / pages / / M / $30MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SIZES AVAILABLE (S-3XL) The first official DIE clothing! Clearly eventually we want to do a suit of full plate armour (+4) with “I <3 DIE” engraved on it, and these fine T-shirts are a first step towards that. Join us. Wear us. Available in a range of colors including black, black, and black, as we are total goths.
DECEMBER 18 / pages / / M / $10Dale’s classic recreational vehicle from THE WALKING DEAD. Made by our partners at Yesterdays.
DECEMBER 18 / pages / / M / $10Commemorate our fearless hero Rick Grimes with this special badge enamel pin. Made by our partners at Yesterdays.
DECEMBER 18 / pages / / M / $10AJ’s plushie, Disco Broccoli, from the hit game Telltale’s The Walking Dead. Made by our partners at Yesterdays.
DECEMBER 25 / 48 pages / FC/ T+ / $4.99“WAR” The final arc of EAST OF WEST continues. Witness the ultimate showdown between the Horsemen.