Solicitations for October 2020
July 24, 2020
OCTOBER 21 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99"JAZZ APPLE ARMAGEDDON," Part One The fate of the world rests in the hands of the worst person on it! NEW ONGOING SERIES from the writer of DEADLY CLASS! RICK REMENDER launches an all-new comedy espionage series, THE SCUMBAG—the story of Ernie Ray Clementine, a profane, illiterate, drug-addicted biker with a fifth-grade education. He’s the only thing standing between us and total Armageddon because this dummy accidentally received a power-imbuing serum, making him the world’s most powerful super spy. This new ongoing series will feature a murderers’ row of all-star artistic talent rotating each issue. The first issue showcases the stunning work of LEWIS LaROSA, with subsequent chapters and covers by brilliant talents such as ANDREW ROBINSON, ERIC POWELL, TULA LOTAY, WES CRAIG, ROLAND BOSCHI, SIMONE DI MEO, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE, DUNCAN FEGREDO, YANICK PAQUETTE, MIKE McKONE, DAVE JOHNSON, MORENO DINISIO, and many more!
OCTOBER 07 / 36 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Read it again! It's time to revisit the historic independent series that took the entertainment world by storm 17 years ago! Follow Rick Grimes's journey again, from the very beginning, but this time in STUNNING FULL COLOR by the masterful DAVE McCAIG. This deluxe version will feature a memorable array of variant covers commemorating major character introductions and the series’ most memorable twists and turns. Each issue will include a new installment of “The Cutting Room Floor,” featuring ROBERT KIRKMAN's original handwritten plots along with commentary on abandoned storylines and things that may have changed along the way. This deluxe, definitive presentation of the story in full color will NOT be collected any time soon, so these single issues will be the only way to experience this.
OCTOBER 14 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The last survivors of the Multiverse live among us under new, superheroic identities, five survivors of doomed worlds...taking a second chance to ensure our world lives on. A new twist on strange superhero comics, with a bleeding-edge eye on the modern moment, COMMANDERS IN CRISIS follows in the footsteps of Doom Patrol and Thunderbolts as five unexpected heroes come together to solve a murder unlike any other. The victim? Compassion itself…This is ideacide! A new series by acclaimed writer STEVE ORLANDO (Wonder Woman, Doom Patrol: Milk Wars, Martian Manhunter) and artist DAVIDE TINTO (Marvel Action: Spider-Man), an intense, weird action thriller reminding us about the importance of compassion and hope in the present moment, and putting fists to faces along the way!
OCTOBER 07 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $4.99Pitched toward the audience for relationship drama/comedies that made last year’s Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me into a hit""! —The Hollywood ReporterEach extra-juicy, extra-length issue of this must-read miniseries is guaranteed to satiate even the thirstiest drama-hound! Newcomer 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. Tensions skyrocket when Sam and Lauren decide to open up their long-term relationship, sending social shockwaves through their friend group and the entire Bay Area, leaving poor Jack caught in the middle! Life gets pretty messy when you’re in your 20s and your friends are your family.
OCTOBER 28 / 144 pages / FC/ M / $17.99The dark and haunting portrayal of a young musician’s pursuit of creative genius—the monstrous nature of which threatens to consume him as it did his predecessor half a century ago. From creators RAM V (Grafity’s Wall, These Savage Shores) and ANAND RK (Grafity’s Wall), BLUE IN GREEN is an exploration of ambitions, expectations, and the horrific depths of their spiraling pursuit.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Jesse Lonergan
NOVEMBER 11 / 128 pages / FC/ T / $16.99To survive after crash landing on an alien planet, a vacationer must battle against a hostile environment, killer lizards, corporate bureaucracy, and the pessimism of her sole companion, the drug-addled captain of the ship.
OCTOBER 21 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99“FOREST,” Part One NEW STORY ARC! Everything changes for the Hayes family as the Tree Plague envelops the world. Meanwhile, in the future, Josh fights for his life and uncovers an Arborist plot.
OCTOBER 28 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99NEW STORYLINE. BACK TO WHERE IT ALL STARTED. Years ago, a war between serial killers began as a simple game but quickly got out of control and was shut down, and now the Nailbiter and his daughter return home to Buckaroo to investigate who restarted the game.
OCTOBER 28 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99“DEATH TRIP” SURKA RETURNS! Surka and Hisa continue their fight to the death in an action-packed return you don't want to miss! Guest artist ANDREW KRAHNKE pulls out all the stops as we uncover clues to Surka and Hisa's past and what it might mean for the future of Tartarus.
NOVEMBER 25 / 168 pages / FC/ E / $24.99WHERE HIS STORY ENDED...HER STORY BEGINS! Everyone knows the story of how ADVENTUREMAN, the greatest pulp hero of all time, ended in a heartbreaking CLIFFHANGER with our hero facing his very execution...now, learn the startling truth about how, 80 years after his seeming demise, single mother Claire and her Adventurefan son Tommy light the spark of RESURRECTION! Can these inheritors of the Adventureman legacy rise up to face down the evil that bested the original? Collects ADVENTUREMAN #1-4TRIM SIZE 9.5” x 12.5”
NOVEMBER 04 / 120 pages / FC/ M / $14.99The campaign trail is paved with blood and broken bones.History diverged one fateful day in 1868, when presidential candidate Horatio Seymour lost his temper mid-debate and violently attacked Ulysses S. Grant, earning him not only widespread popularity but the presidency as well. Today, elections are decided by brutal, highly publicized hand-to-hand combat in arenas called Stumps. And in a society that adores violence this much, it's no surprise that powerful people get away with murder. But not for long—not if Senator Jack Hammer and FBI Agent Anna Bell Lister have anything to say about it.Eisner-nominated writer CHUCK BROWN (BITTER ROOT, Rotten Apple) teams up with artist FRANCESCO CHIAPPARA and letterer CLAYTON COWLES for a political action series set in a hyper-violent world full of countless injustices and people who have to fight for their place in it.Collects ON THE STUMP #1-5
OCTOBER 21 / 192 pages / FC/ M / $19.99Best New Series of 2019—Entertainment Weekly Monster-hunting has been the Sangerye family business for generations as they battle the jinoo—hideous creatures born out of hate and racism. But now, the Sangeryes face a different threat—the deadly inzondo, a new kind of monster born out of grief and trauma. With one of their own turning into an inzondo, and an army of tortured souls on the attack in 1920s Harlem, the Sangerye family must once again fight to save the world, unless their own pain and suffering transform them into monsters as well! Collects BITTER ROOT #6-10 and Red Summer Special
OCTOBER 21 / 400 pages / FC/ M / $49.99This oversized deluxe hardback collects several short stories and novellas from the most award-winning team in the history of comics in a fantastically designed book full of extras—illustrations, selected articles, interviews, behind-the-scenes looks, painted covers...and much, much more! Collects the “SAVAGE SWORD OF CRIMINAL” and “DEADLY HANDS OF CRIMINAL” magazines, the novellas MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES and BAD WEEKEND, and issues 1 and 4 of the newest run of the CRIMINAL monthly series, two full-length short stories about the LAWLESS family. A true collector's edition must-have for any fan of the best in crime comics.
OCTOBER 21 / 128 pages / FC/ T+ / $16.99When The Creator said, “Let there be light,” The First Shadow fell across creation. Now it’s up to Cate and Kate Harrow to stop the world from being swallowed by its infinite darkness. But to do it, they need to get the help of Heaven, Hell, and their deadbeat dad.Collects EXORSISTERS #6-10
OCTOBER 21 / 120 pages / FC/ T+ / $14.99The supernatural family drama continues! Grandpa Judd refuses to give up the fight with the Arborists, even as his young granddaughter Meg begins what could be her final transformation into a tree…or is it the world that will be transformed forever? Collects FAMILY TREE #5-8
OCTOBER 28 / 136 pages / FC/ M / $16.99JOSHUA WILLIAMSON & MIKE HENDERSON’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HIT HORROR SERIES RETURNS! Is the Nailbiter alive? Where is Sheriff Crane? Are they part of the serial killer copycats’ horrific game of death?! The only person who can answer all these questions is the Nailbiter’s daughter! Collects NAILBITER RETURNS #1-5
OCTOBER 28 / 152 pages / FC/ M / $17.99The grand finale! The big finish! The climax! We speak, of course, about this, the end of the award-winning, boundary-pushing, taste-challenging SEX CRIMINALS. Suze and Jon have sex, stop time, and rob banks. The bank went after them. Now Suze and Jon finish off the bank, the Sex Police, and the bad guys all in one pop, hoping to dodge a huge load of trouble before it explodes in their faces.Collects SEX CRIMINALS #26-30, 69
WRITER: Austin Allen Hamblin, Kevin Cuffe, Simon Birks, Carlos Giffoni, Joseph A. Michael, Mark Schmidt, Octavio Karbank, Christopher Preece, Omar Spahi, Frank Martin
ARTIST: Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque, Donny Tran, Eva Cabrera, Livio Ramondelli, Balazs Valyogos, Andrea Mutti, Atilio Rojo, Christian Dibari
COVER A: Raffaele Ienco
OCTOBER 07 / 128 pages / FC/ T+ / $14.99Genetic manipulation, paradox, alternative histories, and much more are included in this 128-page anthology of hard science fiction and genre stories! From some of the best up-and-coming talent in comics comes a mind-bending look at what makes us human.
OCTOBER 28 / 128 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Dan and Cathy’s swinging adventures continue in this SUNSTONE spin-off as their relationship becomes strained, perhaps irreparably. Love conquers all in this stylish slice-of-life take on an ethically non-monogamous couple.
OCTOBER 28 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE DIGITAL MAGE,” Part Four Both the Magical Militia and our heroes converge on the moon of Dirishu, the very place where the DESCENDER saga began, as the forces of magic and man explode in all-out war. Mila and Bandit may hold the key to total Armageddon, but first they will need to complete their quest and discover the true fate of Tim-21!
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Jason Howard
OCTOBER 21 / 24 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Farm life is no escape from the Jacks, but Ember has worse problems as she battles her toughest foe ever!
OCTOBER 21 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99"ASCENSION I," Part Four Dissent among the forces of Hell, and a revolt within the order of witch-hunters, deepen the peril surrounding Rowan Black and the people she loves. Wild-card assassins and renegade demons enter the field, and a centuries-old conflict threatens to become a free-for-all melee.
OCTOBER 28 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99END OF THE FIRST ARC! Lethe's ravens have descended on Feral City. Benton has heard his son defend him in court and now knows what he must do. It's time to right the past, sacrifice himself, and return to face the Goddess of Oblivion one last time!
OCTOBER 28 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE FIRST COURSE,” Part Four Body disposal ain’t what it used to be.
OCTOBER 07 / 48 pages / FC/ M / $4.99BIG SWORDS! SHARP SUITS! INHERENT DECAY! With more killers on her tail, Taqa must decide whether to trust in God or earthly loved ones for protection. But the closer she comes to death, the closer she inches to her goal. Perhaps she can hold on just a little longer…
OCTOBER 28 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Bree finds out exactly what Hunter did that was worth Monk destroying everything he'd built just to kill him...and now she has to question whether she should stop Monk at all.
OCTOBER 28 / 48 pages / FC/ M / $3.99There are many assassins in the known universe, this is the story of the most well-mannered one.“Good manners will open doors that the best assassin cannot.”
OCTOBER 28 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99COLE TURNER has spent most of his life suppressing false memories of Satanic ritual abuse at his preschool. Now, he’s the newest recruit of the Department of Truth…and he just found out those false memories might be truer than he thinks. JAMES TYNION IV (Batman, Something is Killing the Children) & MARTIN SIMMONDS (Dying is Easy) continue their breakout conspiracy thriller!
OCTOBER 07 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99"THE GREAT GAME," Part Four "Hey, Stephanie, shall we do DIE’s take on the big battles in Return of the King?" "Sure thing, Kieron. Can you add some big emotional messy beats to the visual splendor?" "Sure thing!"
OCTOBER 21 / 28 pages / FC/ M / $3.99President Obama has to fight for his life...and the fate of the planet Earth! We promise this ties in with the normal comic in some very cool ways. Trust us. That said, if you've never tried this series before, this would be a fun standalone issue to try out. It's nuts. I'm glad we had this talk. Let's do this more often.
OCTOBER 14 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Spencer Dales: Agitator?As Raymond Dales is dragged into questioning by The Aegis, the only question on his mind: “What has my boy done now?”
OCTOBER 07 / 28 pages / FC/ T / $3.99Things go from bad to worse as Owen and Kellie's night out turns into a nightmare! Thankfully, the kids are safe at home...aren't they?
OCTOBER 21 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.992019 EISNER AWARD WINNER, BEST NEW SERIES“WICKED WORLDS,” Part Five ARC FINALE! As the Gideon Falls multiverse is beset by even greater peril, Molly and Fred meet a familiar face with a malevolent new expression.
OCTOBER 07 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Unfortunately for Sharri and Jael, there is no escaping from the Old Mothers atop their primordial mountain. Can nothing save them from becoming the next Virgin Brides? And just who exactly are they to wed? Who are the Sons of God?
OCTOBER 07 / 24 pages / FC/ T / $3.99After vanishing from The Seeker’s library in the Living Castle, the magical cat wanders deeper into the Forestlands and finds a clan of elves. Something lurks in the haunted cave nearby, and the elves must go to investigate with the help of their new kitty companion...
OCTOBER 28 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99"BURN BABY BURN," Part Three The second arc of the critically acclaimed, bestselling series continues! 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, comes a modern horror tale that will leave you speechless!The trauma-ridden city of Philly has been terrified by the horrific actions of a ruthless new monster. Now, learn the hidden origin behind the savage vampire known only as “Jupiter,” and discover just how Abigail got her claws into him in the first place! But is he a mindless pawn, or does he have them right where he wants them?
OCTOBER 07 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The house where the past goes.
OCTOBER 21 / 40 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“LIGHT BRINGS LIGHT,” Part Four SPECIAL OVERSIZED FINALE! Our final journey with Stel Caine and what remains of her family. The final fate of mankind decided. Will optimism win in the end?
OCTOBER 07 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“SOMETHING WICKED…” Part One The Marked are about doing what they should…protecting the world from dark magic. But when confronted with a mysterious artifact of great sinister power, they call in “consultants": Kildare and The Pug from Aria. Don’t miss this rare team up!
OCTOBER 28 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“ANGELS SHARE,” Part Five ARC FINALE! Agent Ness’s search reaches an unforeseen conclusion as Lou confronts the Torso Killer, but are there larger forces at play? Meanwhile, Tempest finally reaches the heights (or is it depths?) she’s always wanted.
OCTOBER 21 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“WICKED GAME,” Part Five END OF STORY ARC. The second act in MARCO B. BUCCI and JACOPO CAMAGNI’s urban fantasy tale reaches its shocking finale! The Traitors’ conspiracy will hit King Taranis where it hurts most. But not everything goes according to plan. And that’s putting it lightly, trust us.
OCTOBER 14 / 28 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Meanwhile, deep in Oblivion, Edward Cole and Mateo search tirelessly for any sign of Nathan...oh, how the tables have turned.
OCTOBER 21 / 48 pages / FC/ M / $5.99“THE MERGED,” Part Six It has all been building to this! The Great Merge is here! What does this mean for the world moving forward? Kyle Barnes has spent every waking moment trying to gain control of his powers, to find a place in this world safe for him and his family...in the end, was it all for nothing?
OCTOBER 07 / 24 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The Unseen war has come to a head. Everyone’s involved. The heroes, the fake heroes, the villains, the vigilantes. Surely almost all of them are going to end up dead.
OCTOBER 21 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99RAT QUEENS welcomes a new art team—MORITAT & CASEY SILVER! No gods. No rules. All problems. Business is booming for our heroes-for-hire, but the dissolution of an ancient treaty has put Palisade in the crosshairs of a monster squad with an appetite for long nights, party fights, and wolf bites!
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Erik Larsen
OCTOBER 21 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99"THE VICIOUS CIRCLE REBORN" The notorious criminal organization known as the Vicious Circle has left Chicago and found a new home—in Toronto, Ontario, and their only obstacle is Malcolm Dragon, son of the Savage Dragon. But Malcolm Dragon was already in over his head before their arrival. How can he possibly hope to survive? Comes with our highest possible recommendation.
OCTOBER 28 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99“THE PEOPLE OF THE BROKEN MOON,” Part Three Kadyn is on the run in the wild heavens, with shark-riding warriors, a giant, mysterious leviathan, and his own space-ravaged (and possibly crazed) father in hot pursuit. He now must decide if he can trust Dalla, his only companion…but what is the dark tragedy that left her banished from her people?
OCTOBER 28 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $2.99“THE INFERNO FALLOUT,” Part Two New Heroes! New Villains! New Costume! SPAWN continues down his path of eliminating those that have burned down the neighborhood he grew up in as a child. Fires, protests, and politics cannot hide them from Spawn's vengeful wrath...especially the mastermind behind it all called RED MEAT! TODD McFARLANE and GERARDO ZAFFINO continue to weave their tale of VENGEANCE!
OCTOBER 14 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Stealth has lived long enough to be both hero and villain in Detroit. With the entire city on the verge of destroying itself, Stealth must take his legacy into his own hands.
OCTOBER 21 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Daniel West has returned to Stillwater, but his homecoming is anything but happy! What secret is the town hiding from the outside world? And can Daniel save his mother from meeting her fate within The Park? Find out in Skybound’s newest horror sensation!
OCTOBER 28 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“A BROTHER’S CONSCIENCE,” Part Four Randy’s troubles grow like cancer as he is haunted by the past and shuns the present.
OCTOBER 21 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“UNITY,” Part Three The expedition moves further into UNITY, and discovers more of the secrets of this techno-futuristic paradise version of America.