Solicitations for June 2020
March 20, 2020
JULY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE FIRST COURSE,” Part One TONY CHU is a cibopath, able to get psychic impressions from what he eats. SAFFRON CHU is a cibopars, able to learn secrets from who she eats with. Tony is a cop. Saffron is a criminal. They are brother and sister, and they are on a collision course. Spinning out of the multiple Eisner Award-winning and New York Times bestselling series CHEW comes CHU, a felonious new food noir about cops, crooks, cooks, and clairvoyants.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: David López
SEPTEMBER 23 / 160 pages / FC/ T+ / $24.99Alexia's father is the head of a superpowered corporate empire and one of the greatest superheroes of all time, and she desperately wants to take up his mantle. However, upon his sudden death, a woefully unprepared Alexia is confronted with a wealth of well-kept family secrets—including a villainous sister she never knew existed. Can the sisters work together to investigate their father's mysterious death? Or will they destroy each other in the process?Collects BLACKHAND & IRONHEAD #1-5 (originally published as BLACKHAND IRONHEAD on PanelSyndicate.com)TRIM SIZE: 6.30” x 9.84”
JULY 01 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Her last name is VASQUEZ! Her first name…says it all! And when confronted with the hidden secret of the universe, you won’t believe the cosmic truth she uncovers! Brought to you by the Wildcats Version 3.0 team of JOE CASEY and DUSTIN NGUYEN—reunited for the first time in fifteen years!
JULY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99The team behind hit comic COYOTES returns for an all-new, two-arc maxi-series. There's a drug called Bliss wiping away memories in Feral City. A good-hearted young man, overwhelmed by a deathly sick child and distraught wife, makes a deal to become the personal hitman to three gods, killing those in their way and sending memories down the river of Oblivion in exchange for his family’s well-being. Breaking Bad meets Neil Gaiman's Sandman in an urban fantasy unlike any you've ever seen.
JULY 08 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Newcomer artist JENNY D. FINE shines alongside Marvel Comics’ Iceman writer SINA GRACE and co-creator OMAR SPAHI in the all-new modern dramedy you didn’t know you needed! Sam and Jack are best friends, and Sam is dating Lauren, Jack’s indie rocker sister and roommate. When Sam and Lauren open up their long-term relationship, skyrocketing tensions send social shockwaves through their friend group and the entire Bay Area. And Jack, caught in the middle of it all, may be forced to take sides in a conflict he never wanted to be a part of. Life gets pretty messy when you’re in your 20s and your friends are your family.
JULY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99"ASCENSION I," Part One The acclaimed series returns, from the New York Times bestselling team GREG RUCKA and NICOLA SCOTT (Wonder Woman). Rowan Black is a cop. Rowan Black is also a witch. Throughout her life, she has struggled to keep these things separate. Now, the walls are beginning to crumble, and Rowan—alienated from her friends, under investigation on the job, and stalked by mysterious forces who are literally hell-bent on using Rowan’s power for their own benefit—is on the verge of crumbling with them. And if these combined forces don’t manage to destroy Rowan—she might just destroy herself first.
JULY 08 / 40 pages / FC/ T+ / $4.99CELEBRATING OUR HUGE 25TH ISSUE WITH SPECIAL BONUS CONTENT AND AN ALL-NEW STORY ARC!Nathan Cole's world has changed. Nothing could have prepared him for what has happened, what he's had to do, and how it has affected him. Starting now, he embarks on a new journey with a full knowledge of Oblivion and what caused the Transference! The fate of the Earth rests in his capable hands! Also in this issue, a special ORIGIN STORY drawn by series colorist extraordinaire ANNALISA LEONI!
JULY 15 / 40 pages / BW/ T+ / $19.99The GIANT-SIZED ARTIST’S PROOF series continues, presenting special artist achievements in their raw form in an oversized 11" x 17" format, just in time for the release of OBLIVION SONG #25!OBLIVION SONG #1 features the debut of Nathan Cole and the apocalyptic hellscape Oblivion, as well as the American comics debut of Italian artist LORENZO DE FELICI.TRIM SIZE: 11" x 17"
AUGUST 12 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“LAND OF THE BEAST MEN” One-Shot The standalone story of a hazardous journey to the East that Sonata made years ago. In this beautiful, wordless one-shot, travel through the bizarre landscape where Sonata encountered strange new creatures and met the Lumani called Treen.
AUGUST 12 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $7.99This special 3D edition will include exquisite 3D art renderings and an accompanying pair of 3D glasses.
AUGUST 19 / 128 pages / FC/ T+ / $14.99Within 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.Collects THE CLOCK #1-4
JULY 29 / 136 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Superpowers and teenage romance collide in the newest SKYBOUND original by SHAWN KITTELSEN (Mortal Kombat 11) and ERIC ZAWADZKI (The Dregs, Eternal)! Gene therapy has saved Americans from disease—only to give birth to Variants: people with powers so unique, the government denies their human rights. But a rebellion has begun… Charlie North is on the run from the police when he crosses paths with Jill Kearney. Instant attraction becomes mass destruction when they unlock powers neither knew they had. Now the question isn’t about how to use them, but how far they’re willing to go.Collects HEART ATTACK #1-6
JULY 08 / 160 pages / FC/ M / $9.99Featuring the show-stopping talents of SPAWN series artist JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER and the writer behind such hit shows as Wu-Tang: An American Saga, Marvel’s Runaways, and STARZ’s American Gods—RODNEY BARNES. When small-town beat cop Jimmy Sangster returns to his Philadelphia roots to bury his murdered father, he stumbles into a mystery that will lead him down a path of horrors and shake his beliefs to their core. The city that was once the symbol of liberty and freedom has fallen prey to corruption, poverty, unemployment, brutality…and vampires.There’s a reason they say you can’t go home again. Welcome to Killadelphia. Collects KILLADELPHIA #1-6Praise for KILLADELPHIA: “It’s the best graphic novel I’ve ever read.” —Chris Rock “The stunning and fresh horror fable I’ve been craving. This one feels like a classic.” —Jordan Peele “[An] atmospheric horror story with a terrifyingly real sense of place.” —Brian K. Vaughan "Sparely written, beautifully rendered and topical…a genuinely frightening horror graphic.” —Steven Barnes & Tananarive Due "A dark, deep, seamless story that plays into multiple genres without becoming fully any one of them…offers a tantalizing nightmare of urban horror that feels real, rich, and mysterious. It'll infect you if you let it, and you should.” —ComicBook.com
JULY 22 / 152 pages / BW/ M / $17.99Collects all four existing issues of KIERON DWYER’s underground cult classic adult humor series. Taking its cues from classic humor comics and magazines like MAD, National Lampoon, and underground comix legends like Robert Crumb, LCD: LOWEST COMIC DENOMINATOR is a hilarious antidote to political correctness featuring art and stories by KIERON DWYER, TONY MOORE, HILARY BARTA, BILL WRAY, MIKE MANLEY, and JOHNNY RYAN, et al. Includes a foreword by one of LCD’s earliest fans and supporters, GARTH ENNIS, creator of Preacher and The Boys. Collects LCD: LOWEST COMIC DENOMINATOR #0-3 (4 issues)
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: John Upchurch
SEPTEMBER 16 / 136 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Lucy Claire, once a celebrated hero, is now treated as a despised miscreant. Through a series of sinister events, Lucy’s children were taken from her; she was slandered and defamed and is now broken and lost. But when an old danger re-emerges, Lucy will have to take on her hero’s mantle again in order to right the wrongs of her past and, above all else, find a way back to her children.Collects LUCY CLAIRE: REDEMPTION #1-5
SEPTEMBER 16 / 136 pages / FC/ E / $14.99Spring comes to the supernatural town of Blitheton, which can only mean one thing: it's time for the annual Mermaid Festival! Werewolf barista Julie meets one of her girlfriend Selena's friends, but as per usual, things take a turn for the worst. Why does everything seem to go wrong for Julie and Selena? Is the universe conspiring against them, or is it something more sinister? More importantly, will their relationship survive once it starts taking on water?The third chapter of the popular, all-ages magical adventure from Lumberjanes creator GRACE ELLIS and talented newcomer SHAE BEAGLE.Praise for MOONSTRUCK: “A real treat.” —NYLON magazine “A lush and welcoming world, brimming with inclusivity.” —Entertainment Weekly “Like with Goldie Vance, Misfits, and Kim & Kim, I smiled through the entire reading.” —Tor.com “Jokes, magic, LGBTQ characters, and gorgeous artwork, this series has easy appeal for fans of fantasy romance.” —Booklist, starred review “Presents a creative way to talk about ‘otherness’ and self-acceptance… It’s really fun.” —Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls “Ludicrously pretty, enormously heart-warming; don't myth it.” —Kieron Gillen “That freshly served QPOC magic we’ve been craving.” —Black Nerd Problems “A light-hearted twist on mythical monsters that is rooted in relatable personal dramedy.” —The Onion's AV Club “An unusual romantic comedy…a good reminder comics are more than guys in tights.” —Uproxx
SEPTEMBER 23 / 200 pages / FC/ T+ / $16.99Elon is a latchkey kid who spends his days alone reading comic books—until his favorite superhero, Olympian, comes crashing off the page and into reality! But as he nurses his wounded hero back to health, he discovers Olympian isn’t the only thing that came through—something evil followed him. A comedic yet heartfelt love letter to the comics medium, OLYMPIA is also a meditation on hope and loss, conceived by CURT PIRES (Wyrd) and his father, TONY PIRES, while Tony was undergoing treatment for cancer. Collects OLYMPIA #1-5
JULY 08 / 176 pages / FC/ M / $9.99The smash-hit series written by New York Times-bestselling writers SCOTT SNYDER (WYTCHES, A.D.: AFTER DEATH) and CHARLES SOULE (CURSE WORDS, Oracle Year, Anyone) with art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (The Amazing Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Hellblazer), DANIELE ORLANDINI (Darth Vader), newcomer LEONARDO MARCELLO GRASSI, and Eisner Award-winning colorist MATT WILSON (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, PAPER GIRLS) gets its first collection! Journey into an unknown region that was once the United States of America—a land that’s become shrouded in mystery and literally walled off from the rest of the world for well over a century. Two small expeditions enter the former US simultaneously—one from the east, one from the west—and travel inward, each seeking their own form of truth as they struggle to survive in this strange and deadly lost continent! Collects UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #1-6
JULY 29 / 112 pages / FC/ M / $14.99HARDCORE returns with more bullets than John Wick! Agent Drake once used the Hardcore tech to take control of human drones to protect our nation…but now, that tech is out in the wild. And the only one who can help him put the genie back in the bottle is his greatest enemy.SKYBOUND’s action thriller reloads with BRANDON THOMAS (EXCELLENCE), FRANCIS PORTELA (Faith), and covers by NIC KLEIN (Deadpool).Collects HARDCORE RELOADED #1-5
AUGUST 26 / 176 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Separated from Fox and in the clutches of a devious kidnapper and ruthless businessman, things look bleak for Abel. Writer SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Feathers) push Abel and his companions to their limits, as Abel’s ability to control his chaotic nature could shape the future of the Middlewest.Collects MIDDLEWEST #13-18
JULY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE DIGITAL MAGE,” Part One Captain Telsa is doing her best to shake off young Mila and Bandit, but things get harder when an old friend wants to tag along—DRILLER, the KILLER ROBOT!
JULY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99It’s all been building to this. The aftermath of Mikey Rhodes and the God King Lore’s epic battle will shock you.
AUGUST 12 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“RAGE & REDEMPTION,” Part Five Adro is on the cusp of destroying the world as we know it. In order to stop him, a member of the family may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.
JULY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Hunter Hale is on the run from Monk Sinclair, boss of everything underground in their county…at least until Bree Hale declares war on him to defend her brother.
JULY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE GREAT GAME,” Part Two Designer Sid Meier described games as a series of interesting decisions. “May you live in interesting times” is a curse. Both things are true, and both are true here.
AUGUST 12 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99The libraries of the Aegis hold untold magical secrets, power enough to ignite a war or silence a rebellion. But what family secrets do they hold for Spencer Dales?
JULY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99As they continue their fight against the First Shadow, Kate and Cate must ask for assistance from the one person they never wanted to see again—their father.Digital Release Exclusive
AUGUST 19 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99While Meg tries to explain her transformation, Grandpa Judd makes his last stand against the Arborists!
JULY 15 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.992019 EISNER AWARD WINNER, BEST NEW SERIES“WICKED WORLDS,” Part Two Father Fred finds himself trapped in a cyberpunk Gideon Falls, and he’s going to need the help of some locals to find his way out.
SEPTEMBER 16 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“LIGHT BRINGS LIGHT,” Part Three Does hope make a difference when the world burns? Can Stel Caine save her fractured family in time to save mankind? The penultimate issue of the hit series!
JULY 15 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99LUDOCRATS, the comic that makes its whole creative team shout, "Oh God. What have we done? Why didn't anyone stop us?" on a monthly basis.
JULY 15 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99The adventures of pirate queens Anne Bonny and Mary Read might be over before they begin, as a murderous mutiny sweeps “Calico Jack” Rackham’s crew, forcing Anne and Mary to flee for their lives. Can they survive on the high seas long enough to plot their revenge and gather their own crew?
JULY 01 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“LOVECRAFT IN THE UNDERWORLD,” Part One In the aftermath of their battle with the Forces of Darkness, The Marked explore their past through the mysterious Revelator, beginning with their rescue of the man called Lovecraft from Kah-Loh-Lu—the evil that lurks below.
JULY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99On the battlefield, Maika confronts the ghosts of Constantine and Kippa tries to make amends.
JULY 15 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE ANGEL’S SHARE,” Part Two While Lou tries to climb his way out of the gutters of Cleveland, Tempest is enjoying the bright lights of the big city that never sleeps.
JULY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99INTRODUCING MISTER FINGER AND LIL’ BITER! Things get weird when the resurrected Buckaroo Butchers talk about shared nightmares as they hunt for the Nailbiter’s daughter!
SEPTEMBER 02 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Jack and Thunder Bearer race toward their final showdown. Nick grapples with his uncle’s dying request. A brief glimpse of the upper levels of the mysterious death cult hints at how deep the corruption goes.
SEPTEMBER 30 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $2.99“CONSEQUENCE OF SIN,” Part Two New Heroes! New Villains! New Costume! The MYSTERIOUS and DANGEROUS army of Spawns continues to grow. First She-Spawn and Reaper! Then Medieval Spawn! Now Gunslinger Spawn has made his presence known. But who is a hero and who is a villain? And is Al Simmons strong enough to control them all? Maybe his new armor will help! TODD McFARLANE and KEN LASHLEY continue their epic tale!
AUGUST 26 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99“ECLIPSE” Everything comes to a head in an EPIC first-arc conclusion so big, it’ll cover the entire planet in darkness! When Tilde comes face-to-face with her mother’s killer, will she seek justice or vengeance? 28 pages of story!
JULY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“A BROTHER’S CONSCIENCE,” Part One The first five-part story arc BEGINS HERE! Los Angeles-based writer Randy Terrill returns to his abandoned home of Ambrose County, Texas after the sudden and mysterious death of his brother Travis.
OCTOBER 28 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99All paths converge and terrible things come to light. Frankie must choose between saving her new family and stopping the plans of Henry Thomas and his followers.
AUGUST 05 / pages / / T / $25This stylish shirt features amazing art from the new original series, FIRE POWER, from writer ROBERT KIRKMAN and artist CHRIS SAMNEE. T-shirt fits true to size.
AUGUST 05 / pages / / T / $28This stylish shirt features amazing art from the new original series, FIRE POWER, from writer ROBERT KIRKMAN and artist CHRIS SAMNEE. T-shirt fits true to size.