Solicitations for January 2020
October 24, 2019
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Michel Fiffe
JANUARY 01 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“EXPLAIN THE EXPLAIN” As the COPRA leader negotiates her life with a disgruntled agent, the team itself maps out their most important mission to date: save the planet from total annihilation. Plus: a major secret origin revealed. This hand-colored calm before the storm has been building since the very first issue!
JANUARY 15 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Dead Eyes' secret identity gets a little less secret as the mafia situation comes to a head and he finds a brutal new enemy in Boston’s finest.
JANUARY 01 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99If the Corps of Discovery’s previous run-ins with humans on the frontier has taught them anything, it’s to be very, very careful when making new friends.
JANUARY 01 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART,” Part Four You know nothing, Becky Kumar! If she wants to survive what Taranis did to her, Becky will have to learn her way around magic. But is Lady Macbeth willing to teach her? Also, an eye-opening parley with the fallen queen of the magic court of New York City.
JANUARY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99From SIMON ROY (Prophet), Sideways Award-winning author DANIEL M. BENSEN (Junction), ARTYOM TRAKHANOV, JASON WORDIE (GOD COUNTRY), and HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU (Red Sonja) comes a sci-fi adventure equal parts Conan the Barbarian, Mad Max, and The Expanse.Of all the tribes that dwell in the hot ruins of far-future North America, the Hudsoni reign supreme, but even they fear and obey the godlike Devas. When the Devas warn of an old-world demon in the conquered city of Shikka-Go, Hudsoni war chief First Knife decides to deal with the threat personally.
JANUARY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99• THE SERIES? It’s back. • JON AND SUZE? Also back. • THE BANK? MUST BE TAKEN DOWN. • THIS ARC? THE LAST. Gasp! • BULLET LISTS? How do you turn them off in Microsoft WordThe highly anticipated return of the #1 New York Times bestselling humor/romance series SEX CRIMINALS kicks off its final story arc. Praised for its emotionally compelling characters, taut storytelling, and comedic genius, Time Magazine called it “the best comic of the year” upon launch. Since its debut, SEX CRIMINALS has garnered coverage from such mainstream media outlets as Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, NPR, and The Washington Post and won multiple awards.SEX CRIMINALS follows the adventures of Suzie and Jon—a couple who discover they can stop time when they have sex.This final chapter sees the reunion of writer MATT FRACTION (NOVEMBER, Hawkeye) and CHIP ZDARSKY (THE WHITE TREES, Daredevil).Select praise for SEX CRIMINALS:Eisner Award-winning Best New Series Harvey Award-winning Best New Series #1 New York Times Bestseller #1 Amazon Bestseller: Literary Graphic Novels Entertainment Weekly’s Must List Publishers Weekly Bestseller Rolling Stone’s “The 50 Best Non-Superhero Graphic Novels” List“Delightful and VERY not-safe-for-work.” —NPR“A precision-tuned screwball comedy on its surface, and that surface is gorgeous, thanks to ZDARSKY’s ace sense of design and inventive color technique.” —TIME Magazine“An honest, heartfelt story about relationships that was more John Hughes than John Holmes.” —USA Today“ZDARSKY’s fluid, brightly hued artwork is dense with smutty gags, but this is a deeper, more understated comedy than it initially seems.” —The New York Times“Wildly imaginative, randy and true…ZDARSKY’s staging, storytelling, and character designs make this even crazier. Great fun!” —Miami Herald
JANUARY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $4.69Same as SEX CRIMINALS #26 only with a dirty cover by Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Spider-Gwen) that you can't see until you open it, but he's a nice Mecklenburg County boy so it's really probably pretty tepid, right?
JANUARY 08 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Within three weeks, hundreds of millions of healthy people worldwide contract various forms of aggressive cancer, and the proliferation, seemingly a viral outbreak, stumps the best scientific minds available. But after a leading cancer researcher loses his wife and watches his nine-year-old daughter begin to succumb to the same illness, he must race against the clock to end a global conspiracy that could propel the world straight into WWIII...or worse.
JANUARY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The long-dreaded war between the Federation and Arcanics is about to explode as secret peace negotiations are threatened and the Old Gods conspire. Now, Maika must choose her next steps: will she help her friends, or strike out on her own?
MARCH 25 / 624 pages / FC/ M / $29.99This first collection of the bestselling series created by MARC SILVESTRI, DAVID WOHL, BRIAN HABERLIN, and MICHAEL TURNER equips streetwise cop Sara Pezzini with the mysterious Witchblade, a weapon of prehistoric origin and untold power. As the artifact's bearer, Sara goes toe to toe with a Machiavellian industrialist, supernatural serial killers, and far worse, as the supernatural underworld of New York alters the course of her destiny forever.Gorgeously rendered and painstakingly assembled as the first in a series of absolute collected editions. When all eight volumes are collected, a special piece of cross-volume connecting spine art by STJEPAN SEJIC will be revealed.Collects WITCHBLADE #1-19, THE DARKNESS #9 & 10, TALES OF THE WITCHBLADE #1/2 & 3
MAY 20 / 80 pages / FC/ M / $16.99One phone call for help and all hell breaks loose for three strangers connected by bad luck, a twist of fate, and a gun in a puddle of rain. In the middle of a dense criminal underworld, these strangers' lives collide on one fateful and bloody night in this epic novelistic thriller by MATT FRACTION and ELSA CHARRETIER, with colors by MATT HOLLINGSWORTH and stunning hand-crafted lettering by cartoonist KURT ANKENY.One night. One city. Three women. NOVEMBER.
FEBRUARY 12 / 152 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Deep within the untamed continent of Madaras, a darkness builds that must be stopped at all costs. To prevent the end of this new world, the Imperials assemble six of their most despicable prisoners—a turncoat, a skin eater, a sorcerer, his bodyguard, a serial killer, and the Devil’s Son. They are Hell’s Half-Dozen.JUSTIN JORDAN (LUTHER STRODE) and REBEKAH ISAACS (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) create a grim fantasy comic for a post-Game of Thrones world.Collects REAVER #1-6
FEBRUARY 12 / 152 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Thena Khole and Cody Blue are among the universe’s most-wanted felons. Each the leader of their own criminal ops, they run heists across the galaxies—hopping from ship to ship to fleece everyone inside. But when both women are betrayed by their crews, the bandits only have one thing on their minds: REVENGE.Collects SPACE BANDITS #1-5
JANUARY 29 / 248 pages / FC/ M / $19.99Adrian Camus, a rockstar tech designer, recruits children who excel at his games into his real-life war against the Power, a group of politicians and advocates aiming to take Camus’ tech away from the people. Following a life-altering injury, eponymous recruit Thumbs finds himself torn between two sides of the muddy, escalating conflict. Heartfelt, action-packed, and forward-thinking, THUMBS is the newest hit from SEAN LEWIS and HAYDEN SHERMAN, the team that brought you THE FEW.Collects THUMBS #1-5
JANUARY 15 / 152 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Two years have passed since current Carlyle Lazarus Forever was betrayed on the battlefield, and now the Carlyle Family finds itself surrounded on all sides. With time running out for her Family, Johanna recruits Forever to go on the attack. As Lazarus fights Lazarus, the next Forever Carlyle in training, 14-year-old “Eight,” finds herself in a life-or-death struggle of a different kind.Collects LAZARUS: RISEN #1-3
JANUARY 08 / 32 pages / BW/ M / $3.99After her violent introduction to the world of sym gangs, Mer struggles to accept her new identity and is forced to become what she hates the most. Nuon gets a mission, and Mer takes solace in their newfound friendship.
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE DEAD SEA,” Part Four The evil “Mother” may rule the universe with an iron hand, but even mothers were young once—and after growing up on an ice-covered planet, it’s easy to see why she might have an ice-covered heart, too.
JANUARY 08 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99“WAR ON CHRISTMAS,” Part Five The Queen of the Northland Elves has found a dangerous new weapon and she isn’t afraid to use it! The last Kinmundian, his battlepug, and all their friends must stop her before she conquers our universe (and others)! Don’t miss the stunning conclusion of this story arc that promises to completely change the world of BATTLEPUG as we know it!
JANUARY 29 / 40 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The death of Teeg Lawless.The final issue of the CRUEL SUMMER arc.
FEBRUARY 05 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Charlie and Vita look for safe harbor in a community of reformed cultists and militia nuts. And with their new romance in full bloom, everything is coming up Charlie. What could possibly go wrong?
APRIL 08 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“BONE MACHINE,” Part Five Finals are here but Marcus’ plans haven’t gone as expected. Quite the opposite. While he was making plans for Kings Dominion, Master Lin was making plans for him. The fifth and final issue in the "Bone Machine" story arc promises many unexpected and shocking events.
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Glory's caravan continues to eat up the miles in their race against the clock—and the gang of body snatchers, unscrupulous surgeons, and crooked cops on their tail.
JANUARY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Even as Loretta and her family warily follow Grandpa Judd into the dark alleys of New York City’s Chinatown in search of a cure, her daughter Meg is beginning to embrace her burgeoning transformation.
JANUARY 29 / 36 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Twenty years ago, Dr. Walter Sparrow helped create the Jedidiah Seed. Now, the Jenkins siblings need his help destroying it. One problem: he just wants to be left the hell alone.
JANUARY 08 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.992019 EISNER AWARD WINNER, BEST NEW SERIES“THE PENTOCULUS,” Part Four Safe to say that in Gideon Falls, when you find a deep, dark lake, it’s best not to drink the water. A lesson that Angie and Norton learn the hard way.
JANUARY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99With Hardcore tech in the hands of terrorists, Agent Drake must make a deal with America’s Most Wanted before more innocents die. Clock’s ticking…
JANUARY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Austin, Texas is a flashpoint of Variant activity…but Charlie’s got a secret so big, it could shut the rebellion down before it even starts.
JANUARY 15 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The colorful climax of Mindy’s Indian journey sees her battle to save the street kids and hijras from the Beggarman’s clutches—she must wipe out his gang and free his victims before it’s too late.
JANUARY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“CAPE FEAR” Presented here: a handsome being from far away rockets to Earth and combats evil on our behalf. Tall fella, wears a cape. Lives in a fortress; flirts with a reporter.A suppurating, super-something story that’s certain to see you lose your supper.
JANUARY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“SINS OF THE FATHER,” Part Three Founding father John Adams has stepped out of the shadows to reveal himself as the undead source of Philadelphia’s vampire outbreak. With a legion at his command, he makes plans to cut the rot from America’s core. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Jose must fight for their lives at the city morgue as the dead rise off their slabs.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A / COVER B: John Upchurch
JANUARY 15 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The werewolves are back. A group of would-be hunters set out to enlist Lucy’s help, but they soon realize that she’s a shadow of her former self and may not be up to the task. If only there was a secret power Lucy could tap into…if only.
FEBRUARY 05 / 36 pages / FC/ M / $3.99As a malevolent darkness spreads out from Shadowgate, The Marked join with The Shangen and The Mages in a final, all-out assault. This time, they have to win, because there is no Plan B.
JANUARY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Nicolas Raider is a hard man with a keen eye who recognizes the raw talent, work ethic, and leadership qualities that Abel possesses. Always looking to better his operations, Raider tempts Abel with a chance at a different life.
JANUARY 08 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“RUE LE JOUR,” Part Three They say when you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas…but when you’re a werewolf waking up in a haunted voodoo cemetery filled with zombies like Lou Pirlo is, fleas are the least of your problems!
JANUARY 08 / 28 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Marcos and Ed lead a rescue mission deep into the heart of Oblivion! Will they succeed—or will the Faceless Men be taking more prisoners?! Buckle up for an all-out, action-packed issue!
JANUARY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Andy wrestles with her past, and Nile continues to come to grips with her future. As their war against human trafficking escalates, their adversary is ultimately revealed, and the looming confrontation will unearth things long buried…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.
JANUARY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99This issue features interiors from special guest artist JASON COPLAND (Kill All Monsters, Judge Dredd).Olympian and Elon are the only ones who can save Olympian’s creator…from himself.
JANUARY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The Great Merge continues! The world is thrown into chaos as more people are spontaneously possessed, and Kyle Barnes fights the inevitable. Will the world be lost to the possessed, or is Amber Barnes the key to stopping them?
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Mark recovers from a vicious knife wound and has horrific dreams about the afterlife while Laura reclaims her seat as mayor of Eden.
JANUARY 08 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Clara speaks.The finale issue of “The Rat” story arc—set in the classic Golden Age of Hollywood—and the newest installment in the popular mythic fantasy series.“The Rat” is the midway point in the PRETTY DEADLY series, with upcoming volumes including the fourth story arc, “The Butterfly,” which will look backward to reveal Alice’s origins, and the fifth story arc, which will push the series to its conclusion in the Great Depression.“A masterpiece of mythopoeism that many literary fantasists struggle to emulate." —N.K. Jemisin, NYT Book Review“PRETTY DEADLY goes old Hollywood, and pushes the boundaries of comics storytelling in the most wicked ways. I love it.” —Ed Brubaker“A ferocious series of powerful characters born of gorgeous art. It is Sergio Leone crossed with Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, a hellish yet alluring mix of epic mythology from the ancient poets, the relentlessly unforgiving fairy tales of the Old World, and the blood-soaked folklore of the Old West.” —Tor.com
JANUARY 15 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Gamma Rae finds herself at odds with her family in this climactic conclusion to the first arc of our story. It’s time to decide: the heroes, or her family. Is there even a choice?
JANUARY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Hidden from danger, the Messiah was born and raised behind the walls of a compound -- surrounded and worshipped by followers of the church. As she gets older, and with no sign of the 'powers' she was promised, the reluctant teen prophet rejects her parents, God, and the teachings of the church. She breaks free, not knowing the soldiers of the Antichrist are hot on her heels.
JANUARY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“TALL TALES,” Part One Who is Demus, the first vampire?! How did the Human-Vampire War begin?! And just where in the hell did these vampires come from anyway?
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Erik Larsen
MAY 06 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM” The countdown to SAVAGE DRAGON #250 continues as, unbeknownst to Malcolm Dragon, his greatest foes have gathered in an effort to eliminate him once and for all and take over the city of Toronto! A great jumping-on point for new readers from award-winning writer/artist ERIK LARSEN.
JANUARY 15 / 24 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Introducing new series artist Jen Hickman.“BARRIERS” The Dirty Mind team puts all their special skills of intrigue and bondage to use busting their friends out of the Pleasure Center. Just when the jailbreak seems to be going according to plan, everyone finds themselves in worse predicaments than ever.
JANUARY 08 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE CITADEL: RISE,” Part One War comes to Perdita as Sonata finds herself lost in a desolate landscape where death has dominion over all. Is this a vision of the past, the future or something outside of time and space?
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $2.99“HELL HUNT,” Part Four Jessica Priest struggles with her new powers. Eddie Frank fights against the influence of the Redeemer. And Spawn has a final showdown with Medieval Spawn that will alter the course of the war between Heaven and Hell. With this gripping story arc finale, featuring a special 5-page bonus comic drawn by TODD McFARLANE, the hunt is on, and a new era of SPAWN has begun!
JANUARY 08 / 24 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The final issue of TREES, VOL. 3. A small, miserable lie is about to get Klara killed. A huge, terrible lie is about to get everyone else killed. Sometimes we must forgive the dead. Sometimes the dead have to forgive us.
JANUARY 15 / 36 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The expedition undertakes a desperate attempt to rescue a member of the team from the Destiny Man's strange caravan city. Success or certain doom hinges on Americana expert Ace Kenyatta, PhD—what he knows about the new lands…and what he doesn’t.