Solicitations for December 2021
September 17, 2021
DECEMBER 08 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99In a Victorian asylum full of grotesque inmates, sadistic guards, and a fanatical doctor, a young lady wakes to find her arms and legs have been replaced with mechanical limbs. But who among this gruesome menagerie is the true monster of the Ministry of Hell? The origins of the notorious adventuress known as Lady Mechanika!
JANUARY 12 / 52 pages / FC/ / $5.99The first ALL-NEW issue of TODD McFARLANE’s superhero team book!
There’s a threat so big that no single hero can stop it, and the formation of this new supergroup is the only thing standing in its way. Members will include SPAWN, REDEEMER, GUNSLINGER, MEDIEVAL SPAWN, and SHE-SPAWN, with many more heroes waiting in the wings!
Join the battle in this FIRST ISSUE extravaganza as the forces of Heaven, Hell, and Earth collide!
DECEMBER 01 / 40 pages / FC/ / $4.99The world’s greatest secret agent has six months to live. Does he die quietly in a hospital bed, or does he make up for a lifetime of bad decisions? He’s been propping up an unfair system for over forty years. Now he knows where all the bodies are buried and has nothing to lose when he turns his guns on everyone who ever made a buck creating the mess we’re in right now.
JANUARY 05 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“HALL OF MIRRORS”
Behold the book of Blacktop Bill. In the wake of the first arc’s explosive finale, the origin of NOCTERRA’s most terrifying creature will at last be revealed in this special one-shot issue! Witness the horror that awaits our heroes as SCOTT SNYDER and legendary artist DENYS COWAN present a penny dreadful you won’t soon forget.
DECEMBER 29 / 52 pages / FC/ / $4.99A series of vicious short stories howling straight out of the pages of STRAY DOGS, 2021’s surprise cartoon/horror smash hit! In DOG DAYS, each stray will get their moment to shine—questions will be answered, mysteries will be solved, and old wounds will be torn open. Starting this December…every dog has its day.
DECEMBER 15 / 160 pages / FC/ / $16.99Acclaimed creator CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO (The Flash, Daredevil: Battlin’ Jack Murdock) and rising star FRANCESCO COLAFELA present the true story of LEONE, an Italian man who immigrated to the U.S. to find fortune, freedom, and jazz and left it again to save lives. From the stage of his last concert in New York City, through the sound of his trumpet, Leone recounts his past and his future in an emotional, nonlinear memoir made of music and memories.
Step into the shoes of an American immigrant in this timely tale about spreading love and strength wherever you go and never forgetting where you came from.
JANUARY 12 / 168 pages / FC/ M / $16.99“KYLE STARKS is a treasure. With THE SIX SIDEKICKS OF TRIGGER KEATON, he proves that he’s not only effortlessly funny, but can also craft rich, distinct characters that you can’t help but root for, even at their worst. And CHRIS SCHWEIZER is an astounding artist, mastering both perfect expressions and wild action scenes in jam-packed, eye-popping pages. I highly recommend this book!” —CHIP ZDARSKY (Daredevil)
For fans of CHEW and ASSASSIN NATION comes a new action-mystery series from Eisner Award nominees CHRIS SCHWEIZER (The Crogan Adventures) and KYLE STARKS (SEXCASTLE).
The world’s most unlikable action star has been found dead, and his previous TV sidekicks are looking to solve the mystery. But how can you catch a murderer when almost everyone hates the victim? Now, these sidekicks are going to learn what it means to be the stars of the show—that is, if any of them survive the STUNTMAN WAR! Collects THE SIX SIDEKICKS OF TRIGGER KEATON #1-6Select praise for THE SIX SIDEKICKS OF TRIGGER KEATON: “Stuffed with colorful characters, gut-busting humor, a deep appreciation of American pop culture, and a surprising degree of depth amidst all the tawdry details. The uninitiated can rest assured they're in for one heckuva ride here.” —ComicBook.com“A must-read. If you're a fan of movies like Knives Out and The Usual Suspects, you'll love this book.” —AIPT“A murder mystery that uses the tropes of a Hollywood whodunnit to deliver an interesting character study.” —Multiversity Comics
DECEMBER 15 / 128 pages / FC/ T+ / $16.99When fast-living EMT Sylas is entrusted with the power to sense and siphon pain from others, he finds a new purpose: easing the misery of those around him. But the more he uses this gift, the more he is cursed to carry the burden of others’ pain, and before long, he attracts the attention of mysterious forces who covet the power for themselves. Will Sylas continue on his noble mission, or will he fall back into his old impetuous ways?
Comic book documentarian PATRICK MEANEY (Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods, The Image Revolution) teams up with artist JEFF EDWARDS (G.I. Joe) in a story by MOHSEN ASHRAF for a creator-owned noir fantasy that evokes the lore of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods alongside the psychological thrills of M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable.
Collects SYPHON #1-3Select praise for SYPHON:“A rich story with an engaging protagonist.” —Major Spoilers“A brilliantly crafted story.” —GWW“Each page is a fascinating to look at and Sylas's story has a deep well of mythology and intrigue to keep any reader's attention.” —Black Nerd Problems
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Howard Chaykin
MARCH 09 / 208 pages / FC/ / $34.99Graphically experimental, narratively daring, and visually explosive, HOWARD CHAYKIN’s TIME2 was a work ahead of its time. Now, on the project’s 35th anniversary and with the arrival of its long-awaited conclusion…it still is.
In addition to remastered versions of the project’s debut in the American Flagg! Special and its long-out-of-print first two volumes, “The Epiphany” and “The Satisfaction of Black Mariah,” the TIME2 OMNIBUS completes the trilogy with the new 48-page volume “Hallowed Ground0,” plus many never-before-seen extras.
TRIM SIZE: 7.25" x 10.875"
DECEMBER 08 / 192 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Our world sits in the final reality. Empathy, unity, decency…every day, we lose something we thought we couldn’t live without. To save us all, the Crisis Command must give up everything they know—from their egos to their idealism—and go on a journey of rediscovery as the clock ticks towards annihilation. Standing in their way is the Extinction Society, an organization convinced that the only reasonable act for civilization is self-destruction. To survive, the Crisis Command has to be something more than superheroes, they have to be something better—and they have to inspire the last earth to do the same, so they can all meet tomorrow, together.
The emotional conclusion to a prescient series from acclaimed writer STEVE ORLANDO (Wonder Woman, Doom Patrol: Milk Wars, Martian Manhunter) and artist DAVIDE TINTO (Marvel Action: Spider-Man).
Collects COMMANDERS IN CRISIS #7-12
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Michel Fiffe
DECEMBER 22 / 272 pages / FC/ M / $24.99COPRA returns with the long-awaited “Ochizon Saga”! Collecting the Image-released issues plus the subsequent Copra Press chapters, MICHEL FIFFE pits his cast of mercenary misfits up against cruel cyborg turncoats, reanimated doomsday agents, and a reality-warping cosmic dynasty. Jump into the thick of it with the world’s greatest superhero revenge machine.
Collects COPRA #32-41
MARCH 09 / 384 pages / FC/ M / $49.99Collects arcs 7–9 and the FCBD special of RICK REMENDER and WES CRAIG’s DEADLY CLASS, a darkly humorous coming-of-age drama that follows the teens of Generation X as they navigate a secret assassin academy training them to become corrupt tools of evil. This deluxe oversized hardcover, bursting at the seams with sketches, concept art, variant covers, and other extras, is the ultimate way to experience the 1980s underground!
Collects DEADLY CLASS #32-44 and FCBD 2019 DEADLY CLASS “Killer Set” One-Shot
DECEMBER 22 / 192 pages / FC/ M / $16.99A new, horrifying chapter of the Eisner Award-nominated series 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 for a new generation.
A new vampire king has entered the game, and his name is Thomas Jefferson! The third president of the United States plans to (literally) raise hell as he sets forth to craft a new America far more twisted than the one he sought to create two and a half centuries ago.
Meanwhile, young Jimmy Sangster has been bitten and is quickly becoming a bloodthirsty creature of the night. Will SeeSaw and James Sangster Sr. be able to find a way to reverse his condition before his soul is lost forever, or will Jimmy’s newborn instincts take over and put everyone he loves in harm’s way?
Collects KILLADELPHIA #13-18 and part two of werewolf tie-in story “Elysium Gardens”
MARCH 16 / 978 pages / FC/ T+ / $16.99Pirate queen Anne Bonny is back with her crew of lady buccaneers after a harrowing escape from a Caribbean prison! But can they find a safe haven on land or sea after Calico Jack Rackham’s betrayal and the governor’s promise to hunt down and execute Anne?
A MAN AMONG YE makes a splash as this action-packed second volume from writer STEPHANIE PHILLIPS (Harley Quinn) and artist JOSH GEORGE (2000AD Future Shock, Grimm Tales of Terror) hits the high seas!
Collects A MAN AMONG YE #5-8
DECEMBER 15 / 184 pages / FC/ M / $16.99A STAR-STUDDED ANTHOLOGY EVENT!
The bestselling, critically acclaimed THE OLD GUARD, now a hit Netflix movie starring Charlize Theron, returns with NEW stories by GREG RUCKA, LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ, and an all-star lineup of guest creators, expanding the world of the immortal warriors in shocking ways! Meet the immortals’ families, witness never-before-seen adventures, and discover the first appearance of a major new character!
Featuring writers BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, KELLY SUE DeCONNICK, MATT FRACTION, VITA AYALA, JASON AARON, DAVID F. WALKER, and more, and artists VALENTINE DE LANDRO, NICOLA SCOTT, MICHAEL AVON OEMING, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, MIKE HENDERSON, MATTHEW CLARK, KANO, and more!
Collects THE OLD GUARD: TALES THROUGH TIME #1-6
DECEMBER 15 / 1084 pages / FC/ T / $59.99COLLECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FULL COLOR!
TODD McFARLANE unleashed his signature creation, SPAWN, in 1992. In doing so, he created the most successful independent comic book in history.
SPAWN COMPENDIUM, VOL. 2 presents the continued tales of Spawn as he journeys from the back alleys of New York City to the pits of Hell itself. Featuring incredible art from GREG CAPULLO (Batman) and stories from writers TODD McFARLANE and BRIAN HOLGUIN.
Collects SPAWN #51-100
MARCH 02 / 32 pages / FC/ E / $3.99“ADVENTUREVENTION!”
Claire’s sisters step up, the long-buried history of the Ghost Gang gets revealed, and the new Crossdraw makes a date with the new Adventureman!
JANUARY 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“A Fond Farewell,” Part Two
The conclusion of Saya’s story. Will she choose to take her place as head of the Kuroki Syndicate, or will she choose revenge? And will Marcus’ final act be to betray his oldest friend?
DECEMBER 22 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99The penultimate issue! It all began in a mysterious and daring way, and it could only end with the same. The planet is collapsing, but that’s the least of the heroes’ problems now. What fate awaits the human race? And perhaps more importantly—is it the destiny humanity deserves?
JANUARY 12 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Back in 1967, the Department of Truth went out to West Virginia and tried to create a tulpa of its own. Forty-six people died in the aftermath. Fan-favorite illustrator DAVID ROMERO (Razorblades: The Horror Magazine) joins Eisner Award-winning writer JAMES TYNION IV to reveal the true origin…of Mothman.
DECEMBER 29 / 44 pages / FC/ M / $4.99THE MAJOR IMAGE COMICS EVENT OF 2021 CONTINUES…
As Teros Demond searches for his daughter—the magical assassin Iris—Hope Redhood and her crew plan their next move with the help of the mysterious Oracle. But their brief respite is about to be interrupted by unexpected arrivals… Meanwhile, Rabbit’s fate rests in the hands of the robots of Metamaru Mountain.
DECEMBER 29 / 44 pages / FC/ M / $4.99Each issue of ECHOLANDS also offers an accompanying RAW CUT EDITION, featuring the art of J. H. WILLIAMS III as it looked leaving his work studio, plus translucent lettering.
Hope Redhood and her allies have been pursued by a violent golem, attacked by a giant sea serpent, and imprisoned by a former friend. No matter the threat, the team is determined to discover the secret behind Teros Demond’s stolen gem. But when an unexpected clue arises, they’ll have to brave the depths of the ocean to face their future with the enigmatic Oracle!
DECEMBER 01 / 28 pages / FC/ T / $3.99The unthinkable has happened. The world has changed...for the Johnson family, for the Temple of the Flaming Fist, for the Scorched Earth Clan, for everyone on Earth. This will be a major turning point for the series. You have been warned.
JANUARY 05 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Frontiersman is visited by another figure from his past: an Amazonian giant who doesn’t care about blurring the line between hero and villain…or nemesis and lover! Light nudity, but nothing too explicit. Some love, but nothing too mushy!
JANUARY 12 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Chinatown is gripped by terror and violence as Lucy Fan fights the powers that be in search of answers. But what she uncovers might leave her—and her home—forever changed.
“The best comic out right now.” —David Choe (Choe Show)
JANUARY 05 / 36 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The death of Turtleneck Jones hits hard as Dio is forced to team up with a mysterious and deadly cyborg-robot-assassin-thing. 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 stunning variant cover from our Cartoonist Kayfabe buddy JIM RUGG! Feel the Funk!
DECEMBER 22 / 28 pages / FC/ -- / $2.99Vampires. Guns. And Blood!!!
The Gunslinger tries to protect the young man helping him, but comes face to face with a NEW VILLAIN from his Western past. And unfortunately, this could only lead to the return of a much more dangerous plot run by the one supervillain Gunslinger can’t defeat!
JANUARY 05 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“A COLD DAY IN HELL”
In Hell, Virgil is confronted with the true depth of the conspiracy surrounding him. He may have found a reluctant witness that could clear his name—IF he can get them back to Earth. But how does one escape Hell?
JANUARY 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE ETYMOLOGIST RISES”
The term “comic book” is an etymologically confusing one, as they (the comics) are most often not humorous, nor are they in the traditional sense books.
DECEMBER 08 / 24 pages / FC/ T / $3.99The cat returns to the Depths to witness Illivanos’ battle with Stormlocke. While the two sorcerers fight, the cat does its part in destroying the floating town of Bargeburg. The citizen-crew is powerless against it.
DECEMBER 15 / 28 pages / FC/ -- / $2.99The predictions of the one they call THE ORACLE begin to come true. Spawn must now face a group of angels bent on the destruction of everything in its path—including God himself, if need be.
JANUARY 05 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99There’s a reason you’ve never seen a ghost. Five hundred years ago, a group of wizards got together and drove all the bad things back into the darkness. Now, for the first time, see what happened when that first Moonstone gathered his friends to take down the warlocks and make the world safe for humanity. This is the origin of the Order, and it is not to be missed. A defining chapter in this massive series.
JUNE 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99In 1803, Lewis and Clark led the Corps of Discovery across America so their great nation could fulfill its destiny. Years have passed, and now a new monster has been birthed in the heart of their country.
Since 2013, CHRIS DINGESS and MATTHEW ROBERTS have created an alternate history of the United States, and now it’s time to bring Lewis and Clark’s expedition to its blood-soaked end.
DECEMBER 01 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Ro can no longer ignore the connection she feels to her unique housemate—or the extreme and intense danger that relationship could hold for her.
Writer SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool, Strange Academy) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Super Sons, Feathers) follow up their critically acclaimed series MIDDLEWEST with a brand-new haunting tale. Fans of Stephen King and Neil Gaiman will enjoy this beautiful, dark, and disturbing story of discovery, love, and terror.
DECEMBER 15 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99An arson case finds Emily talking to the community about the criminals involved—and about Newburn. If he’s as dangerous as they say, will Emily choose to help him?
PLUS: The mystery deepens in “BROOKLYN ZIRCONIA” from SHAMMAS and AYOUB!
JANUARY 05 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE FIRE NEXT TIME,” Part Three
From the universe of Eisner-nominated series KILLADELPHIA comes a terrifying new tie-in horror series by acclaimed Marvel writer RODNEY BARNES and fan-favorite SPAWN artist JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER.
After another brutal murder and a crime scene filled with cult symbols left in blood, paranormal investigator Nita Hawes dives deep into Baltimore's sordid history in an attempt to unravel the mystery. But the closer she comes to the truth, the closer the demon Corson moves in on her like a hunter stalking its prey…and no one of this earth can stop him!
JANUARY 05 / pages / FC/ M / $3.99Players from all sides converge on Brazil. Pitted against the strongest warriors of the Realm of the Gods, will the Awakened be able to reach the Prodigy and begin the end of the world?
And will they all make it out alive?
DECEMBER 08 / 28 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99As Max’s handler, Agent Michelle Potter pushes him to his physical and mental limits to hone his newfound superpowers. Meanwhile, Max makes some unsettling discoveries about the experiment in which he’s become involved.
Max Gomez’s first battle as PHENOMX starts here, when he finally faces off against the menacing forces wreaking havoc on Queens.
DECEMBER 15 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Laika, Able, and Baker continue their incredible journey home…but can the three animals successfully pilot their mysterious ship? Back on Earth, Yelena and Dr. Pembrook race through East Berlin to transmit a message before the K.G.B. can stop them.
DECEMBER 22 / 32 pages / FC/ / $3.99Phew. Okay. Deep breaths. We made it out. Maybe, just maybe, it’s finally time for Marshall to relax.
Or maybe there’s a new superpowered asshole in town. And if Marshall can’t handle them alone, maybe he could use some help from RADIANT PINK?
FEBRUARY 02 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“TEXAS FOREVER,” Part Two
The war has come home, and now the fate of humanity and, more importantly, Texas itself, lies in the hands of the Bowman clan. But how do you fight an army...when the dead don't die?
DECEMBER 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Sonny’s attempt to be a hero leaves him beaten and bloody, but he manages to save Mayor Oak’s next victim, Neva. Little does Sonny know, she was only half of the equation. Now, Sonny and Neva must return to the apartment where she was almost killed in order to save her son.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Erik Larsen
APRIL 06 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE STORY OF PAUL!”
Paul Dragon's secrets revealed! Malcolm’s father from another dimension has been something of a mystery man, but at long last, we’ll see how his story diverges from his Image Universe counterpart’s. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the past of this hallowed hero. SAVAGE DRAGON comes with our highest possible recommendation.
FEBRUARY 02 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“GOLDENBROWNEYE,” Part Two
Scorpionus has taken over the world and remade it in their image. The one man who can save us all from their tyranny has been framed for, well, crimes he did actually commit. Will Sister Mary follow through on her orders to kill Ernie, or does she have a soft spot in her heart for Agent Scumbag?
DECEMBER 08 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99From creator MICHAEL WALSH and RAM V (Swamp Thing, BLUE IN GREEN) hit horror anthology THE SILVER COIN heads to the land of jackpots and washouts.
For the first time in his life, Lou Prado is on a winning streak. Maybe it’s the new casino or maybe it’s the lucky coin in his pocket, but all of a sudden, Loser Lou’s bets can’t go wrong. He’s about to make the gamble of his life—and the stakes are deadly high atop the Tzompanco.
JANUARY 05 / 28 pages / FC/ T / $2.99The ongoing return of new villain SINN! Fresh from his first appearance in SPAWN’S UNIVERSE #1, Sinn tells Spawn that if he doesn’t unlock the DEAD ZONE, everyone he cares about will die.
But Spawn is about to reveal a secret of his own.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Mirka Andolfo
DECEMBER 29 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99So along came Paprika’s mom! Dill gets to know Paprika’s mother, albeit in an unconventional way. But, wait a moment…wasn’t theirs just a “professional consulting” agreement? If the situation weren't already muddled enough, things are quite complex in the office too…
DECEMBER 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“WHAT BUSTER GREER GOT FOR CHRISTMAS” At the office Christmas party in 1981, Sheriff Sam Cooper spins a ghostly yarn about the low-down scoundrel Buster Greer.
DECEMBER 08 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99Doctor Mag discovers that stepping outside your comfort zone for one night can lead to absurd consequences. Like waking up to find yourself in another country, having been kidnapped by an attractive woman while sleeping off the night before in your car. But is that a bad thing?
DECEMBER 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Tatsuo and Nadia grapple with shocking news about Nadia’s family. Elsewhere, Marston begins to rebuild the 2141 branch of the Syndicate and contends with an old rival.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Tess Stone
DECEMBER 08 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Based on the acclaimed video game by Rick & Morty co-creator Justin Roiland!
As Trover’s narration becomes more and more hazy…the story reaches its big conclusion! Some characters live...other characters die, and uh…all of the various subplots converge in, like, a super cool payoff!
Plus: Where do Power Babies come from? We answer the BIG questions RIGHT HERE, yessiree!
JANUARY 05 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“GHOST WAR,” Part Three
A band of Buffalo Soldiers are hounded across the Kansas Plains by fierce Ghost Warriors, while Two Moons cannot escape the deathly specters of his past—or his future!
DECEMBER 08 / 36 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The Governor giveth, and the Governor taketh away…
This deluxe presentation in STUNNING FULL COLOR also features another installment of Cutting Room Floor and creator commentary.
DECEMBER 15 / 36 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Coming to Woodbury has been Rick’s gravest mistake so far. Now he, Michonne, and Glenn are trapped with a monster.
DECEMBER 08 / 48 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99DOUBLE-SIZED SECOND ISSUE!
With Sid missing, her family must leave the comfort of their home in a desperate search for her. But the world beyond their walls is not a friendly place. Ask the wrong questions, and you may find out the hard way that you can never go home.
JANUARY 05 / 48 pages / FC/ T+ / $14.99The end of the world will have a soundtrack.
Every issue of this postapocalyptic 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: Indie shredders SCREAMING FEMALES and punk upstarts WORRIERS burn it down.
Only available at comic shops!