Solicitations for May 2019
February 21, 2019
MAY 08 / 40 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Spencer Dales was born into a world of magic. His father belongs to the Aegis, a secret society of black magicians ordered by their unseen masters to better the lives of others—those with greater potential—but never themselves.Now it’s time for Spencer to follow in his father’s footsteps, but all he sees is a broken system in need of someone with the wand and the will to change it. But in this fight for a better future, who will stand beside him?KHARY RANDOLPH (We Are Robin, Noble, Black, TECH JACKET) and BRANDON THOMAS (HORIZON, The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury, Noble, Voltron) ignite a generational war in this action-fantasy series, made entirely by creators of color, and committed to one truth above all others—Excellence is Real.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Ken Garing
MAY 01 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99From KEN GARING, the writer/artist of the acclaimed series PLANETOID, comes an all-new ongoing series of wonderfully weird high fantasy!Deep underground, among the floating islands of Altara, the mystical Gogor sleeps. But trouble brews above ground as soldiers of the Domus impose their will across the land. Now, a young student named Armano must awaken Gogor and begin his quest to protect the culture of Altara. This debut issue kicks off with 28 pages of story!
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Michel Fiffe
MAY 01 / 160 pages / FC/ M / $19.99They’re ugly. They’re mean. But up until today, they’ve always been loyal. So when one of their own betrays them, COPRA has no choice but to turn their nightmarish skills back on everyone who ever even looked at them funny. Here it is: the first six issues of MICHEL FIFFE’s critically acclaimed superhero revenge machine.Collects COPRA #1-6TRIM SIZE: 6.5” x 10”
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Michel Fiffe
MAY 01 / 160 pages / FC/ M / $19.99Genocide ain’t a pretty thing to see, but there’s no time to mourn when your face is at the edge of the abyss. Scarred, desperate, and alone, COPRA will clear their name in a brutal reckoning with the forces that screwed them over and sold them out in MICHEL FIFFE’s unmatched juggernaut of violence.Collects COPRA #7-12TRIM SIZE: 6.5” x 10”
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Michel Fiffe
MAY 01 / 160 pages / FC/ M / $19.99Old friends and older habits, cell blocks and beaches. Grandma’s homemade recipes and a cartel slaughterhouse. This is what the men and women of COPRA call downtime. Their habit is vengeance, and they couldn’t stop if they wanted to. It’s the third volume of MICHEL FIFFE’s overpowering superhero sidewinder.Collects COPRA #13-18TRIM SIZE: 6.5” x 10”
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Michel Fiffe
MAY 01 / 168 pages / FC/ M / $19.99The return of the world’s favorite revenge team is marked by back-to-back brutality and psychedelic suspense. Our team gets served the same penalties they’ve dished out in the wake of a prison break, an unstoppable assassin, and a seminal showdown. Keep up as COPRA’s kill list gets checked off at the peak of their mondo bizarro bloodlust.Collects COPRA #19-24TRIM SIZE: 6.5” x 10”
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Michel Fiffe
MAY 01 / 168 pages / FC/ M / $21.99How do you measure loyalty in a treacherous world? In the latest collection of MICHEL FIFFE’s wildly popular superhero action masterpiece, the answer is found at the end of a fist, the blade of a sword, and the mouth of a gun. Crush or be crushed. The place is anywhere. The time is now.Collects COPRA #26-31TRIM SIZE: 6.5” x 10”
MAY 15 / 136 pages / FC/ T / $16.99SPAWN creator TODD McFARLANE presents an irreverent, action-packed, tongue-in-cheek new adventure unlike anything you’ve seen before. Collecting the sold-out SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE one-shot and the hit sequel miniseries SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE TOO for the very first time, this parody adventure pits Spawn against, well… everyone!Collects SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE! (ONE-SHOT), SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE TOO #1-4
MAY 01 / 160 pages / FC/ T / $9.99Featuring all-new cover art from creator TODD McFARLANE, SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 1 reprints the stories and artwork that laid the groundwork for the most successful independent comic book ever published, including the introduction Spawn himself, and a number of other memorable and menacing characters.Collects SPAWN #1-6
SEPTEMBER 04 / 208 pages / BW/ T / $175TODD McFARLANE has once again opened his personal vault to showcase SPAWN #8-15 in their original art board form!This new oversized SPAWN VAULT EDITION art board book will include never-before-published original art boards, plus a few extra surprises from series creator TODD McFARLANE—including the chance of a one-of-a-kind sketch by McFARLANE himself, which will be inserted into randomly selected books!Collects SPAWN #8-15TRIM SIZE: 12” X 17”
MAY 15 / 160 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Once known as the greatest monster hunters of all time, the Sangerye family specialized in curing the souls of those infected by hate. But those days are fading. A terrible tragedy has claimed most of the family, leaving the surviving cousins divided between by the desire to cure monsters or to kill them. Now, though, there’s a new breed of monster loose on the streets of Harlem, and the Sangerye family must either come together or watch the human race fall to untold evil.Collects BITTER ROOT #1-5
JUNE 05 / 160 pages / FC/ M / $17.99A professional pathfinder breaks out of a torture cell in pursuit of his worst extraction scenario ever: escaping on foot across a sprawling and secret off-world colony established a hundred years ago and filled with generations of lunatics. His only ally? A disaffected young murderess.From WARREN ELLIS and JASON HOWARD, the creators of the critically acclaimed TREES, which is currently being adapted for television.Collects CEMETERY BEACH #1-7
JUNE 05 / 184 pages / FC/ M / $9.99THE WICKED + THE DIVINE writer KIERON GILLEN teams up with artist supernova STEPHANIE HANS (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, Journey Into Mystery) for her first ongoing comic!DIE is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning, unearthly horror they only just survived as teenage role-players. If KIERON’s in a rush, he describes it as “Goth Jumanji”, but that's only the tip of this critically acclaimed obsidian iceberg.Collects DIE #1-5
MAY 15 / 88 pages / FC/ T+ / $9.99Meet Pamela Evans. Much more than a typical Manhattan cab driver, she also happens to be a badass monster fighter who wields an enchanted tire iron. Yeah, that’s right. Welcome to the year of her greatest adventure. MCMLXXV is modern mythology for a new generation, from JOE CASEY (NEW LIEUTENANTS OF METAL, JESUSFREAK) and IAN MacEWAN (PROPHET: EARTH WAR, SEX).Collects MCMLXXV #1-3
MAY 22 / 160 pages / FC/ M / $9.99The lands between the coasts are vast, slow to change, and full of hidden magics.The town of Farmington has been destroyed, sending an unwitting adventurer and his vulpine companion in search of answers—and to quell a coming storm that speaks his name. From author SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool, Fortunately, the Milk) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Feathers, Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack) comes the tale of Abel, a young boy who must navigate an old land in order to reconcile his family’s history. The perfect read for fans of dark fantasy like Return to Oz, classic Don Bluth animation, and/or Miyazaki animation.Collects MIDDLEWEST #1-6
MAY 15 / 152 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Sci-fi and horror collide in this new series from the co-creator of CHEW! Mankind has colonized the galaxy, but during our interstellar travels, we discovered a terrifying secret out in the Outer Darkness of space. Join Captain Joshua Rigg and the crew of the starship Charon as they encounter demonic possessions, hauntings, cosmic horror, and more!All-star writer JOHN LAYMAN (CHEW) and artist AFU CHAN (Immortal Iron Fists) are ready to let you know that outer space is terrifying.Collects OUTER DARKNESS #1-6
MAY 29 / 200 pages / FC/ T / $19.99As a hero with the power to go anywhere and anywhen, Paradox Girl has made an absolute mess of her own life. She’s changed history so often that she isn’t even sure who she is anymore. Join her in this superhero comedy as she tries to make sense of her chaotic existence, chases bizarre whims, and maybe even finds time to save the day once in a while.Collects PARADOX GIRL #1-6
MAY 15 / 104 pages / FC/ T+ / $14.99Welcome back to the smallest town in the universe! A devastating storm has trapped the Outpost under ice, threatening to crush them all. As Planning Team ventures out into the Frost to save them, teenagers Alea, Sam, and Lyss find an unexpected opportunity to prove their worth… and uncover greater mysteries buried beneath the surface.Collects OUTPOST ZERO #5-9
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Ronald Wimberly
JUNE 19 / 152 pages / FC/ T+ / $17.99RONALD WIMBERLY’s critically acclaimed first work returns with a new cover!PRINCE OF CATS is the B side to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, played at an ‘80s block party in a New York where underground sword dueling blossomed alongside hip-hop, punk, disco, and no wave. It’s a deconstruction of Romeo and Juliet’s romantic meta narrative focusing on the minor players, with Tybalt at the center.TRIM SIZE: 9.375” x 12.25”
MAY 15 / 152 pages / FC/ M / $16.99The further adventures of the booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle-maidens-for-hire in the business of killing all the gods’ creatures for profit: Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric, Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief, and Braga the Orc Princess.RAT QUEENS is a modern spin on an old-school genre, a monster-killing epic with a twisted sense of humor.Collects RAT QUEENS Volume 2 #11-15, NEON STATIC SPECIAL (ONE-SHOT)
MAY 22 / 144 pages / FC/ M / $16.99The witches of Redlands find themselves divided and challenged by the power that created them. Through chaos and blood, they will rebuild their coven and set in motion the ultimate revenge fantasy that ensures their true freedom from all beasts and killers… yet they’ll never escape each other.Collects REDLANDS #7-12
MAY 29 / 464 pages / FC/ M / $49.99At long last, it’s finally time for the THIRD massive hardcover collection of SAGA, the critically acclaimed sci-fi/fantasy series from the multiple Eisner Award-winning team of artist FIONA STAPLES and writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN. Collecting 18 of the most shocking and impactful issues from the epic tale of Hazel and her star-crossed parents, this deluxe edition features a striking, all-new original cover from FIONA STAPLES, as well as exclusive, never-before-seen extras.Collects SAGA #37-54TRIM SIZE: 7.25” x 10.875”
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Erik Larsen
MAY 08 / 160 pages / FC/ M / $24.99Malcolm and Maxine make their move to Toronto, the reality show starring Malcolm Dragon’s ever-growing family debuts, and impending doom is just around the corner! Another wild ride from award-winning writer/artist ERIK LARSEN.Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #228-234
MAY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE HAUNTED GALAXY,” Part Two (of Five) Mila reunites her dad Andy with his old robot pal, Bandit, but their heartwarming reunion doesn’t last for long. It’s forbidden to have robot tech, and soon they’re on the run from a troll militia with a vampire commander. Meanwhile, the vamp witch Mother moves to consolidate power on Gnish.
MAY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Our surviving hitmen go into full-on kill mode as they try to take down the leader of the Merda Morra gang and maybe finally put this whole thing to bed. Though, you know, it IS a whole gang they’ll have to fight, and they WILL have to take down current No. 1 hitman Taipan to get the job done. Want to take bets on how many get out of this issue alive?
MAY 08 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“FAIRY TALE ENDING,” Part One (of Five) That’s right, CURSE WORDS is barreling to its epic conclusion—only five issues left. All questions will be answered, all spells will be cast—it’ll be just plain magical. In this issue, see Wizord and Ruby Stitch vanquish many enemies, only to face one they can’t sorcerize into submission… the truth!
MAY 01 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99A confrontation unfolds between corrupt solar tycoons and the last albino immune to sunlight.
JULY 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The sky is falling in on Abe, Claire, Rochelle, Hurwitz, and anyone unlucky enough to have wandered into their paths as their war against the Bug—and each other—gets bloodier. The end times of humanity are here.
MAY 15 / 40 pages / FC/ T / $3.99When a Fairman is declared dead after a mishap with a dragon, his widow hires Jenner Faulds—the land’s only Fairlady—to prove otherwise. Jenner’s investigation will bring her head-to-head with the local constabulary, surly Fairmen, and deadly black marketeers.
MAY 15 / 36 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The chickens finally come home to roost.
MAY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“VIVA MÉXICO” Ignore the narcos and the monsters they’ve unleashed. Ignore the gunfire and the cries from the dark. Ignore the first of many wars and the death of a nation. This is a love story. But not all love stories last.
MAY 15 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“STATIONS OF THE CROSS,” Part Two Father Burke’s hunt for The Laughing Man killer goes from the Old West to a steampunk version of Gideon Falls (complete with an otherworldly version of The Black Barn) where “The Bishop” is a new piece added to the cosmic chess board.
MAY 08 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Things are working out pretty good for Stunted Growth’s career, but they’ll find a way to screw that up. Things aren’t so hot for Brian Slade, but he’s oblivious, and these are all Martin’s problems anyway. Plus: don’t miss this issue’s background feature and Spotify playlist!
MAY 08 / 40 pages / FC/ M / $4.99“LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!” Mindy’s ready for her close-up, and the huge, bloody showdown that’s about to take place on set. The gutsy, gory, cockamamie conclusion to Hit-Girl’s golden rage of Hollywood!
MAY 08 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Paranoia reigns supreme on the Orpheus, as fledgling leaders must choose between two terrifying unknowns. Meanwhile, Deva Karrell investigates nightmarish crimes with an unlikely ally.
JUNE 26 / 28 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99A stranger leads Olwyn and Rook to question their journey.NOW BI-MONTHLY!
MAY 15 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99New allies emerge from the shadows as Kick-Ass hunts the drug suppliers soiling her neighborhood. The Russians are cooking up meth in Albuquerque, and Patience is going to tear down their labs one by one.
MAY 15 / 52 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Axe leaves Elder’s Hope to destroy Northern Guard, and Little Bird is left behind to take out a small team of enemy soldiers when she stumbles upon a family secret that changes everything.
MAY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Just as the chance for a new life was starting to come together, Abel spirals out of control again and his adoptive family gets caught in the storm.
MAY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Maika is forced to rethink her entire past and future when she finds herself in the center of a dangerous conspiracy against the Known World.
MAY 08 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON’s power ballad concludes in a brutal battle of the bands! The members of Brooticus have come too far to allow Magnum Khaos to reign on Earth. Strap on your axe, join the battle, and remember: METAL WILL DESTROY ALL EVIL!
MAY 15 / 28 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Face-to-“face” with the Faceless Men of Oblivion—what are they? What do they want? Where do they come from? These questions will NOT be answered in this issue.
AUGUST 07 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Kyle has gathered more Outcasts together, and while it does make them stronger, it also brings greater danger.
MAY 01 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99PART THREE OF THE FINAL ARC! Experience four timelines simultaneously in this tour de force issue.
MAY 15 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99As Seattle faces a deadly alien epidemic, the Earth Security Agency has its human agents covertly tracking down the source of the outbreak, both within anti-Port human resistance groups and the Port of Earth itself. But the greatest threat comes from the Consortium’s continued challenges of humanity’s decisions, operations, and authority over our own planet’s security.
JULY 31 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99A much-needed respite becomes a bloodbath when the preacher and his kin invite Will to join the family.
MAY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Welcome to Asilo Del Muerto, home to all the evils of this world and the next. But who is Carrona and why is he the only one who can save Bartlett?
MAY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“LAST KNIGHT,” Part Two War has been defeated, but now the second Scourge Knight of the Apocalypse is upon us—and no magic, no sword, no wiseassery can stop it.This issue also features a variant cover by comics great ARVELL JONES, our second in a series of variant covers celebrating African American comics artists.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Erik Larsen
OCTOBER 23 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“RETURN OF THE SCOURGE!” Malcolm Dragon’s deadliest foe returns, more powerful than ever! Another outstanding achievement from award-winning writer/artist ERIK LARSEN.
MAY 08 / 36 pages / FC/ E / $3.99“SOME THINGS SHOULD STAY BURIED” KARL KESEL (Harley Quinn, Superboy) and TOM GRUMMETT (The Death of Superman, Superboy) take SECTION ZERO to the Australian Outback, where the team makes a startling discovery—and suffers a huge loss!
MAY 01 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“A REAL PAIN-IN-THE-ASS ACCIDENT” Amala lost her family in her search for answers. Bryce lost his soul in his quest for revenge. Now, outside the walls of the universe, far beyond all that we understand, they come face-to-face for the last time.
JUNE 05 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99With the fugitive finally captured, Sharkey sets course to claim his fee. But his rivals know the universe’s most-wanted terrorist is on Sharkey’s ship, and they won’t give up that prized bounty without a fight.
MAY 15 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99“FIX THE WORLD,” Part Three Chicago is in terrible danger, and Willa finds herself trapped and unable to help save her home. It’s up to Edison to rally the city and try to protect it from the Farmers’ Revolt. But will it be enough? Can Willa figure out how to get there in time?
AUGUST 21 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99The boys go out to celebrate Ashley’s bachelor party. Lottie lies low following an embarrassing incident. The past haunts Virgil. Wow, it sounds so cool when you put it in short, declarative sentences! Nice!
MAY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $2.99“THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF AL SIMMONS,” Part Two The history of Spawn continues as Al Simmons’ war with Heaven and Hell is brought to light. TODD McFARLANE and JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER continue their exploration of the epic SPAWN saga, leading to the recording-setting 300th issue!
MAY 08 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99THE LAST ACT OF MIRKA ANDOLFO’S SOLD-OUT HIT SERIES!Newspapers call her a killer, her allies are dead or beaten to a pulp, and her enemies are closing in on her. Oh, and she still has a major “inner demons” problem to face. So let’s agree that Leslie’s not in a good spot right now and just leave it there, all right? As we enter the third and final act of MIRKA ANDOLFO’s epic, things get pretty serious; we learn more about the world of UNNATURAL and the secret origins of the Glance. Will Leslie be strong enough to survive all this, or is this really the end of the line for her?
MAY 08 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Turn reaches out for help, and Lisa—cousin of Internal Affairs Investigator Tasha Ar-Amad—answers the call.
MAY 01 / 32 pages / BW/ M / $3.99“THE LAST STAND” Words are spoken. Alliances are broken. All the trouble that’s been brewing in the Commonwealth finally comes to a head.
MAY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“ROGUE PLANET” Prin Salu, Archduchess of The Science Guild, and her valet Narrowmeer fold space into The Forbidden Zone. Six months later, Operation: All-Weather devastates The West Coast.
JULY 24 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“OKAY,” Part Five There’s one “i” in “decide” but two in “deicide.” I’m not sure if that tells you anything, but it sounds pretty enigmatic, right?
AUGUST 07 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“LAST DAYS,” Part Three Alex makes it back from the apocalyptic future to the present, but not everyone makes it back with her. She and Haley face off, and Alex quickly discovers the event that kicks off the demonic takeover of New York is fast approaching.