Solicitations for February 2020
November 19, 2019
JULY 15 / 100 pages / FC/ M / $9.99ERIK LARSEN’S SAVAGE DRAGON HITS ISSUE 250!For 28 years, ERIK LARSEN has chronicled the lives and times of the Dragon and his extended family in one of comics’ only series set in real time. This monumental oversized milestone issue is a sweeping culmination that sets the stage for the next phase of comics’ most uncompromising series with its most shocking story yet! Forces have conspired against Malcolm Dragon and his family—but is this a turning point or…THE END?! Find out as SAVAGE DRAGON becomes the second original Image title to reach its 250th issue and begins the countdown to #300!Praise for SAVAGE DRAGON:“A lethal combination of talent, drive and discipline. I won’t see another run like this in my lifetime.” —Rob Liefeld“F*cking inspiring!” —Skottie Young“Energetic, inventive, surprising and most of all, fun. No matter what Erik does, he does it with the pedal to the metal.” —Kurt Busiek“The greatest superhero epic ever published. If you enjoy comics and you haven't read Dragon, you screwed up... but it's never too late!” —Robert Kirkman“The most consistently innovative and outrageous book in the history of our great medium. Erik Larsen is the boldest example of the spirit of Image comics.” —Chris Burnham
FEBRUARY 05 / 56 pages / FC/ T / $5.99From Eisner and Harvey Award-winning MICHAEL AVON OEMING, co-creator of Powers and The United States of Murder and writer of Thor: Ragnarok and Red Sonja, comes THE AFTER REALM, a new ongoing extra-length quarterly! In the aftermath of Ragnarok, Oona, an elven ranger, sets out into the post-apocalyptic chaos to discover the fate of the old gods. But first, she must fulfill an oath to a lost friend that could doom what’s left of the Nine Realms.
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Each issue of arc one features a connecting variant cover by SANFORD GREENE!The campaign trail is paved with blood and broken bones.History diverged in 1868 when a pivotal presidential debate turned violent. Today, elections are decided by highly publicized hand-to-hand combat in arenas called Stumps. Unfortunately, the violence doesn't end in the ring, and powerful people can still get away with murder. Senator Jack Hammer and FBI Agent Anna Bell Lister are teaming up to bring it all down.Eisner-nominated writer CHUCK BROWN (BITTER ROOT) joins forces with Italian artist PRENZY (#Like4Like) and letterer CLAYTON COWLES to create a hyper-violent tale full of countless injustices—and people who have to fight for their place in it.
FEBRUARY 12 / 56 pages / FC/ T / $5.99A new adventure series with all the sci-fi drama of Breaking Bad set in Mos Eisley! Promising young cadet Tilde is framed for crimes against the empire after discovering her mother was the ruthless warlord of the deadly colony Tartarus, a vital player in the galactic war. Now, Tilde’s only way home may be to reclaim her mother’s dark crown.#1 New York Times bestseller JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS (Alien 3) and artistic phenom JACK T. COLE (The Unsound) kick off this ongoing series with 44 big pages of story!
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The critically acclaimed series returns! Loved ones once thought lost forever have returned, though the bliss of this family reunion doesn’t last for long. Cullen has changed, and everyone is concerned. But they’ll need all the help they can get, as a new threat has arrived on Earth...
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Paul Pope
MARCH 04 / 264 pages / FC/ M / $24.99Following the 20th anniversary edition of PAUL POPE’s HEAVY LIQUID, IMAGE is proud to release POPE’s follow-up, 100%, in a newly remastered edition collecting all 5 issues, a gallery of the wraparound covers, unseen art and sketches, and a stunning wraparound cover colored by YUKO SHIMIZU. Time Magazine listed both HEAVY LIQUID and 100% among their 100 most important science fiction graphic novels of the decade, and fans and critics alike regard 100% as some of POPE’s most emotionally charged and literary work, akin to Los Bros. Hernandez’s Love and Rockets and the films of Wong Kar-wai.Set in HEAVY LIQUID’s alternate future New York and the same timeline as hit series Batman Year 100, 100% focuses on the intertwining struggles, hopes, and loves of six characters all working and frequenting the seedy Catshack strip club. Blending the worlds of sex work, MMA fighting, and urban menace, 100% asks—is it possible to find love, safety, and hope in this dystopian American megalopolis?Collects 100% #1-5
FEBRUARY 19 / 128 pages / FC/ T+ / $16.99The epic tale of blood and drool continues! It’s been a few years since the Last Kinmundian and his faithful Battlepug saved the world from a magical apocalypse, so when a familiar threat emerges, they’ll need help from old and new friends alike to get back on the job! A great place for seasoned fans and BATTLEPUG beginners to join the adventure. Collects BATTLEPUG: THE SERIES #1-5
MARCH 04 / 120 pages / FC/ M / $14.99Meet Martin Dobbs. He’s a hot-tempered, foul-mouthed former mercenary and gun-for-hire who’s just been forced out of retirement—with both funny and violent results. DEAD EYES is equal parts Unforgiven, The Equalizer, and Robin Hood, from two of comics’ most irreverent creators: writer GERRY DUGGAN (Deadpool) and artist JOHN McCREA (Hitman)!Collects DEAD EYES #1-4
JUNE 10 / 120 pages / FC/ M / $16.99The internet has collapsed, and now it’s up to steadfast armed couriers called Ledger Men to move sensitive information around the world in locked briefcases. In the wake of the chaos and conspiracy of ANALOG, VOL. 1, one such Ledger Man, hard-drinking human punching bag Jack McGinnis, must unravel the mystery of his nemesis’ return to power and survive a burn notice from his old pals in the intelligence community. Collects ANALOG #6-10
FEBRUARY 05 / 160 pages / FC/ M / $16.99No one can escape DIE until everyone agrees to go home. Or rather, no one can escape DIE until everyone who is alive agrees to go home. The commercial and critical hit second arc of the bleakly romantic fantasy fiction series starts to reveal the secrets of the world, and our heroes’ pasts. There’s always the chance they’ll escape DIE. They’ll never escape themselves.Collects DIE #6-10
FEBRUARY 19 / 104 pages / FC/ M / $14.99HIT-GIRL's in Mumbai. Mindy lands in India looking for a new mission and quickly uncovers a criminal operation that mutilates children and forces them to beg in the streets. Time for Hit-Girl to track down the gang’s master and serve justice. A new riot of color and bloodshed from your favorite tween superhero.Collects HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #9-12
FEBRUARY 12 / 136 pages / FC/ M / $16.99A vengeful presence from the past forces the Rat Queens to face their own demons in order to save everything they’ve ever loved! Can the Queens hold their own legacy together when faced with their greatest challenge yet? A whole new era for the Rat Queens begins here, chronicled by a brand new creative team!Collects RAT QUEENS Volume 2 #16-20
FEBRUARY 26 / 208 pages / FC/ M / $17.99Mars’ wise-cracking, hard-partying local weatherman Nathan Bright has no memory of his alleged role in the terrorist attack that killed 18 billion people, but that won’t stop him from trying to atone for the actions of his past self. Hunted by literally everyone in the galaxy, Nathan’s quest takes him back to Earth, the scene of the crime, where he continues his search for the key to saving humanity from another extinction-level attack.Writer JODY LEHEUP (SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER!), artist NATHAN FOX (HAUNT, DMZ), and colorist MORENO DINISIO (BLACK SCIENCE) return with the hotly anticipated second chapter of their jaw-dropping, critically acclaimed sci-fi sensation! Collects THE WEATHERMAN Volume 2 #1-6
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 pages / BW/ M / $3.99As Nuon’s relationship with Mer grows, so do her conflicted feelings for her mission. And Mer’s last encounter with the East Side was brief, but the chain reaction it’s sparked may threaten her newfound safety.
MARCH 18 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE DEAD SEA,” Part Five In this stunning story arc conclusion, Andy and his wife-turned-vampire Effie are locked in a life-or-death struggle…with each other. Meanwhile, their daughter Mila encounters the familiar face of a friend thought long gone!
FEBRUARY 05 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99The God King Lore has arrived. The war for Earth begins with BIRTHRIGHT’s biggest battle yet!
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99When aggressive cancer begins spreading through humanity like a virus, one scientist will sacrifice anything for answers. Is it a global eugenics conspiracy? The beginning of World War III? And can he get to the bottom of it before it takes what’s left of his family?
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Michel Fiffe
FEBRUARY 05 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“TENDER LIVING” This prelude to “THE OCHIZON SAGA” pits our crew against a destructive quartet of villain-husks who help usher in a cruel dynasty of cosmic proportions. How do you even fight that with a fist, a gun, or malfunctioning armor? End times aren’t nigh, they’re here; COPRA is swimming in them.
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Grandpa Judd and Loretta are close to a reconciliation of sorts just as the crazed and deadly Arborist closes in on their Chinatown hideout.
MARCH 04 / 36 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Jedidiah panics as the truth of the Jedidiah Seed begins to sprout.
FEBRUARY 05 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.992019 EISNER AWARD WINNER, BEST NEW SERIES“THE PENTOCULUS,” Part Five Clara comes face-to-face with the Laughing Man (or maybe it’s face-to-face-to-face-to-face) as Fred and Angie take a leap of faith through the Multiverse!
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Agent Drake is hot on the trail of the men responsible for assassinating the President. Too bad the body he just hijacked has been poisoned and he’s surrounded by a team of rogue Hardcore operators…
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99With the threat of Powers of Mass Destruction hanging over the city, two masked Variants appear to unleash their own brand of justice!
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“WATCH AS IT ALL RECEDES” The lights that line the hallway of your mind will blink off one by one.
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“SINS OF THE FATHER,” Part Four As vampires flood the city, no one in Philly is safe. The streets become a bloodbath as the population desperately tries to survive until morning. But will dissension in John Adams’ undead army open a crack that Jimmy and Jose can exploit to defeat them…or will Jimmy’s insecurities have him chasing ghosts?
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A / COVER B: John Upchurch
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Lucy sets out to find the only weapons that can bring an end to the werewolves…again! However, this time around she’ll have help: a crew of wolf hunters who don’t know or trust her. Beggars can’t be choosers, and with myriad obstacles in her path, Lucy will need all the help she can get.
FEBRUARY 05 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Reckoning! While some of the Corps seeks comfort with the rabbit-women of the prairie, Lewis and Clark drop a bombshell on Magdalene.
MARCH 04 / 36 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The casualties pile up until only Mavin and Liza are left standing. That’s an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object—and that never ends well.
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99While Fox, Jeb, Maggie, Wrench, and the others struggle through increasingly threatening weather, they also seek to grow their ranks. Any assault on the Raider Farms compound will need as many able hands and sharp minds as the Middlewest can muster.
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99In a border city about to be invaded by Federation troops, Maika finally begins to accept who she must become to survive…no matter the cost.
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“RUE LE JOUR,” Part Four As Lou goes on a rampage through the bayou in his werewolf form, his lover Delia makes a deal with a local devil that may save Lou’s soul.
FEBRUARY 05 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART,” Part Five The first arc of MARCO B. BUCCI and JACOPO CAMAGNI’s genre-bending epic reaches its cataclysmic conclusion! Will Becky finally embrace her magical heritage, or will she succumb to King Taranis’ machinations? And how did he become the King of Manhattan in the first place?
FEBRUARY 19 / 28 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99It’s all been leading to this. Ed and Marco lead their strike team against the Faceless Men—but elsewhere, Nathan is in a whole different world of trouble.
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99In her 6,000 years of life, death, warfare, and sin, Andy has never faced an enemy so deadly as the killer who stands before her now. After disrupting a human trafficking operation, Nile and the rest of the team meet the mastermind—a figure from Andy’s past she never thought she’d see again.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.
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Olympian, Elon, and Kirby rush to stop the invading force. The world burns. A reckoning begins.
MAY 20 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE MERGED,” Part Three The Great Merge continues, and the final story arc marches on! As his journey nears its end, Reverend Anderson begins to question if he’s been on the wrong side all along.
JUNE 03 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The Eden Killer snaps and invades Mark and Maggie’s home, catching them off guard and leaving behind a bloody trail of carnage—and death.
FEBRUARY 19 / 40 pages / FC/ T+ / $4.99The Messiah is running wild in her new life, free from the rules of the church and the protection of her parents. But evil forces are descending. Evil forces that want to snuff her out before she receives her holy powers. Evil forces that will kill her to make way for the Antichrist's rule.
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99First Knife leads his slavers south to retake the city of Shikka-Go. The city is now home to a demon of the old world, but First Knife has a plan. His predecessors have fought such creatures before.
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“TALL TALES,” Part Two “TALL TALES” continues as we unravel the secrets of the first vampire, Demus! Plus, the origin of the one we know as Granpa!
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE END,” Part Two Suze and Jon inch closer to the big finish, albeit in very different ways, bringing Suze face-to-face with her future, and Jon—well, read it, it’s a whole thing.
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $4.69“THE END,” Part Two All the same stuff but with a naughty cover by the brilliant AUD KOCH.
FEBRUARY 12 / 28 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“RISK” Trapped and confronted with their worst nightmares, the Dirty Mind team resorts to desperate measures to get out of the Pleasure Center intact—with possibly fatal consequences.
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE CITADEL: WHEN DOVES DIE” Part Two Kantor prepares to wage war on the rebel Tayans. Knowing that whoever wins will come after the Rans next, their leader Matari tries to make peace, while Sonata risks everything by setting off to find the last of the Old Gods.
MARCH 18 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $2.99Fan-favorite artist PHILIP TAN returns to illustrate a dark vision of the future.“PROPHECY OF DEATH,” Part One The future is full of terrors, all unleashed by Al Simmons! A strange new threat unravels as the origin of the all-new Ninja Spawn begins.
FEBRUARY 19 / 36 pages / FC/ M / $3.99All is lost. The world will wither under the Sky pandemic, and the Destiny Man will murder our intrepid explorers before they’ve made it further into the former US than Nevada. Unless, that is, brilliant journalist Valentina Sandoval can discover one…essential…truth.