Solicitations for September 2019
June 20, 2019
NOVEMBER 06 / 80 pages / FC/ M / $16.99The lives of three women intersect in a dark criminal underground. As fire and violence tears through their city over the course of a single day and night, they find that their lives are bound together by one man—who seems to be the cause of it all.One night. One city. Three women. NOVEMBER: the first in a sequence of three graphic novellas by MATT FRACTION (SEX CRIMINALS, Hawkeye) and ELSA CHARRETIER (Star Wars, Infinite Loop), with colors by MATT HOLLINGSWORTH and exquisitely crafted lettering by cartoonist KURT ANKENY.
SEPTEMBER 25 / 28 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Notorious kink writer TINA HORN teams up with artist MICHAEL DOWLING (Unfollow, Death Sentence) for SFSX, a social thriller about sex, love, and torture that reads like SEX CRIMINALS in Gilead crossed with Oceans 8—with a SUNSTONE twist!In a draconian America where sexuality is bureaucratized and policed, a group of queer sex workers keep the magic alive in an underground club called the Dirty Mind. Using their unique bondage skills, they resolve to infiltrate the mysterious government Pleasure Center, free their friends, and fight the power!
SEPTEMBER 04 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99The hit fan-favorite webcomic created by the Eisner Award-winning duo of MIKE NORTON and ALLEN PASSALAQUA is now a NEW COMIC SERIES!It’s been a few years since the last Kinmundian saved the world with the help of his faithful Battlepug, but a new threat arises. The epic tale returns as our favorite barbarian and his trusty overgrown dog renew their quest for insane adventure! Same dog. NEW TRICKS!
SEPTEMBER 25 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“BONE MACHINE,” Part One (of Four) Another year comes to a close. The Sophomore exam draws near.
SEPTEMBER 04 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99
KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (BITCH PLANET, Captain Marvel) and EMMA RÍOS (MIRROR, I.D.) begin a new chapter in the dark and deadly golden era of Hollywood.
Select praise for PRETTY DEADLY:
"Pretty Deadly going to old Hollywood is the best turn this dark fable has taken yet. One of my favorite comics, aiming right at my jugular. I can't wait for more." —Ed Brubaker
“With its poetry and violence, there's nothing like this. Cherish it." —Kieron Gillen
"This weird western saga gleefully, dreamily fuses a Greek chorus, spaghetti westerns, American trickster tales and creepy Japanese shoujo (girls’) manga. At the core of it, however, is a masterpiece of mythopoeism that many literary fantasists struggle to emulate." —N.K. Jemisin, NYT Book Review
“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
“From the moment you crack open its pages, you're transported into a world as fantastical as any fairy tale and as haunting as any ghost story. Pretty Deadly represents genre-bending to the point of breakage in the best possible way.” —IGN
“It’s ambitious and challenging...under a facade of violence and sacrifice. Rios’s art is lush and detailed, and is more than capable of keeping up with the far-reaching story.” —Publishers Weekly
“Pretty Deadly, one of the most fascinating comics published today, is a magical realist genre-bender that began as a Sergio Leone-style Western, but has transformed into a grisly World War I story with its second arc.” —The Onion’s AV Club
WRITER / COVER A / COVER H / COVER I / COVER J: Todd McFarlane
ARTIST: Todd McFarlane, Jerome Opeña, Clayton Crain, Jason Shawn Alexander, Greg Capullo
COVER B / COVER C: Greg Capullo
COVER D: Jason Shawn Alexander
COVER E: Clayton Crain
COVER F: Jerome Opeña
COVER G: Francesco Mattina
COVER K / COVER L: Alex Ross
COVER M / COVER N: Bill Sienkiewicz
COVER O / COVER P: J. Scott Campbell
OCTOBER 09 / 52 pages / FC/ T / $4.99TODD McFARLANE returns to pencil and ink SPAWN #301—with GREG CAPULLO, JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, CLAYTON CRAIN, JEROME OPEÑA, and FRANCESCO MATTINA, and even more surprises to come in the record-breaking, longest-running creator-owned comic book in history!
SEPTEMBER 11 / 24 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“A uniquely exciting read.” —IGNThe acclaimed series from WARREN ELLIS and JASON HOWARD—which is currently being adapted for television—returns with a brand-new story of murder and ghosts!In the remote Russian village of Toska, there’s a dead body by the leg of the Tree that landed eleven years ago. Police sergeant Klara Voranova, still haunted by that day, has no idea how this murder will change everything—nor what awaits her in the Tree’s shadow.
SEPTEMBER 18 / 112 pages / FC/ M / $14.99Hot off her breakout success at Marvel, two-time Eisner award winner ERICA HENDERSON (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead) teams up with KYLE STARKS (SEXCASTLE, Rick and Morty) for a hilarious twist on the hitman trope.The former World’s Greatest Hitman hires the 20 best assassins in the world to be his bodyguards. These mean-as-hell hired guns and murderers must work together to keep the new crime boss safe while attempting to solve the mystery of who’s trying to off him. With the same laugh-until-you-cry spirit of action-comedies like Hot Fuzz, Tropic Thunder, and Deadpool, ASSASSIN NATION is the bombastic, side-splitting murder-fest you’ve been waiting for.Collects ASSASSIN NATION #1-5
SEPTEMBER 25 / 312 pages / FC/ T / $24.99
Collecting every issue ever published of one of the most beloved comic book series of all time, this new trade paperback edition is bursting at the seams with adventure! Follow young Gully as she searches for her missing father with the help of Garrison, a legendary swordsman; Knolan, the crafty wizard; Calibretto, an outlawed Wargolem; and the notorious mercenary Red Monika! Assaulted at every turn by a cast of memorable villains, BATTLE CHASERS is packed with over-the-top action from cover to cover!
SEPTEMBER 18 / 184 pages / FC/ T / $16.99Every fantasy epic ends with a war. But what happens when the war is over?After posing as a man to join the army, Jenner Faulds returns home to The Feld for a new start as a “Fairman”—a specially licensed private investigator. But sexism didn’t end on the battlefield, and as the only “Fairlady,” Jenner gets stuck with the cases nobody else wants. Hitting the streets to solve The Feld’s overlooked mysteries, Jenner finds that the smallest cases hide the biggest secrets.Collects FAIRLADY #1-5
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Eric Shanower
FEBRUARY 19 / 224 pages / FC/ T+ / $19.99Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2004Now in full color for the first time!Multiple Eisner Award winner ERIC SHANOWER’s epic retelling of the Trojan War continues in brilliant tones from colorist JOHN DALLAIRE.High King Agamemnon faces an impossible choice. If he wants victory over Troy, he must sacrifice the life of his eldest daughter.Collects AGE OF BRONZE #10-19TRIM SIZE: 10.5” x 7”
OCTOBER 30 / 168 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Sometimes our lives are boiled down to one moment, one choice. This is that moment for Grant McKay.The Anarchist League of Scientists charges forward for one final adventure as RICK REMENDER and MATTEO SCALERA bring their seminal pulp science fiction epic to a mind-shattering finale.Collects BLACK SCIENCE #39-43
OCTOBER 09 / 248 pages / FC/ T / $16.99After a long year among normals, Skye is eager to return to Camp Midnight as an older, more seasoned camper. But her parents have other ideas. They’re putting her on a bus to the camp she was supposed to go to last summer—Camp Daybright! With a sinking feeling of déjà vu, Skye sets out for a summer of new friends in a new camp, complete with a creepily familiar new arch-frenemy. It all adds up to big adventures and even bigger scares at the camp with a happy name—and a monstrous secret just beyond its fences!TRIM SIZE = 6” x 9”
SEPTEMBER 18 / 144 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Jedidiah Jenkins is a simple farmer. But his cash crop isn’t corn or soy. Instead, he grows fast-healing, highly customizable human organs—a miracle cure for all manner of ailments and injuries. Or they were, until his former patients began to transform into something not quite human.Now, these pour souls are coming to the Jenkins Farm searching for answers. But a dark figure lurks in their collective shadow—one with sinister plans for Jedidiah, his family, and the world.Collects FARMHAND #6-10
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Andrew MacLean
SEPTEMBER 18 / 224 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Norgal and Agatha have come to the city of Venoriah, finding it in utter chaos. The great egg at the center of the walled city has begun to crack. Goblins gather in the field, pike and spear in hand, to welcome their hatching doomsday god. The Sworn Swords of Venoriah line the walls to protect their city from invasion. War is imminent.Looming ever darker still, a nameless, faceless evil hunts our heroes from afar, seeking the Warrior and The Witch. Dark servants within the city have picked up its beckoning call. With perils around every corner, can our heroes find the answers to the questions in their hearts? Or will they be swallowed by the madness of Venoriah?Collects HEAD LOPPER #9-12
SEPTEMBER 04 / 128 pages / FC/ T+ / $16.99Aboard the void ship Orpheus, the last remnants of humanity escaped the end of the universe, thwarted a conspiracy to destroy their home, and—thanks to Security Director Deva Karrell—outwitted a cosmic entity determined to devour them all.Now, alone in the black nothingness beyond reality, they’ll face a more familiar monster… each other.Collects INFINITE DARK #5-8
SEPTEMBER 18 / 344 pages / FC/ M / $39.99Sixteen Families fight to control the world. That’s fifteen too many. The time has come for the Cull.So begins the next phase of LAZARUS, the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling series from Eisner winners MICHAEL LARK and GREG RUCKA. Forever—the Lazarus of the Carlyle Family—has been sidelined, her loyalties thrown into question. To win her trust, her sister Johanna must reveal the Family’s most closely guarded secret—the truth of Forever Carlyle herself. Meanwhile, the effects of the Conclave War are being felt around the globe in six individual stories written by GREG RUCKA, collaborating with a roster of star-studded talent, including writers ERIC TRAUTMANN, NEAL BAILEY, and AARON DURAN, and artists STEVE LIEBER, BILQUIS EVELY, TRISTAN JONES, and others. In a world that refuses compromise, there is only complicity.Collects LAZARUS #22-26, LAZARUS: X+66 #1-6
SEPTEMBER 25 / 176 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Maika and Corvin make their way through a warped and lethal land in search of Kippa, who is faced with her own terrible monsters. But when Maika comes face-to-face with a stranger from her deep past, startling truths are uncovered, and at the center of it all lurks a dangerous conspiracy that threatens the Known World. Maika is finally close to getting all the answers she ever wanted, but at what price?With war on the horizon—a war no one wants to stop—whose side will Maika choose?Collects MONSTRESS #19-24
SEPTEMBER 11 / 128 pages / FC/ T+ / $16.99In the wake of the world’s second transference event, everything is different.Collects OBLIVION SONG #13-18
SEPTEMBER 25 / 144 pages / FC/ T+ / $14.99THE END IS HERE!After surviving adventures in their past, present, and future, the Paper Girls of 1988 embark on one last journey—a five-part epic that includes the emotional double-sized series finale.Featuring a new wraparound cover from Eisner Award-winning co-creator CLIFF CHIANG, which can be combined with the covers of all five previous volumes to form one complete mega-image!Collects PAPER GIRLS #26-30
SEPTEMBER 18 / 128 pages / FC/ T+ / $16.99In a pivotal deal with an alien business Consortium, humanity opened a Port of Earth for galactic travelers. But after countless violent—and often deadly—incidents between aliens and humans, aliens have been stationed here to help keep the peace. Now, the Earth Security Agency must contain a deadly alien outbreak, curb a growing human resistance, and navigate a delicate relationship with our alien partners—or risk planetary occupation.Collects PORT OF EARTH #9-12
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Mirka Andolfo
SEPTEMBER 11 / 112 pages / FC/ M / $16.99This final chapter of the hit comic, an acclaimed fantasy, erotica, romantic suspense series by MIRKA ANDOLFO (Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, DC Comics Bombshells), has still more surprises in store, between breathtaking twists and exciting developments!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 things have gotten pretty serious. Will Leslie be strong enough to survive all this, or is this really the end of the line for her?Collects UNNATURAL #9-12
SEPTEMBER 04 / 376 pages / BW/ M / $34.99Rick leads the Commonwealth’s Governor, Pamela Milton, on a tour of the various communities Alexandria is aligned with. Naturally, terrible things begin to happen very quickly, and what’s done can’t be undone.This hardcover collection features twelve issues of the hit comic book series, along with covers and a sketchbook, in one oversized volume—perfect for long-time readers and for fans of the AMC TV show!Collects THE WALKING DEAD #181-193
OCTOBER 02 / 1200 pages / BW/ M / $59.99Just in time for the new season of The Walking Dead on AMC, the fan-favorite, New York Times bestselling series returns with its FOURTH massive paperback collection! With over 1,000 pages, this volume contains the next chapter of ROBERT KIRKMAN and CHARLIE ADLARD’s Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror.From the Whisperers to the Commonwealth, Rick Grimes meets new allies and enemies on the way to reclaiming the world from the dead. Wars are started, and dear friends fall…Collects THE WALKING DEAD #145-193
SEPTEMBER 11 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Jack cuts a bloody path as he tries to escape Texas with the Japanese A.I., and, back in New York, the women have had enough—Oona and Aunt Sam make a fateful decision to delete a corrupted human. Plus: introducing a Ledger Women duo that’s sure to turn heads!
SEPTEMBER 04 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99The world has lost its mind! The clash between Mikey Rhodes and Mastema has unintended consequences, leading to dark days ahead…
SEPTEMBER 11 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Sex! Chainsaws! Pancakes!As Izzy seeks to wipe out all trace of her own existence, old relationships are revisited, old wounds are torn open, and all those she’s wronged in the past take notice.
SEPTEMBER 25 / 40 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Teeg Lawless is on his way to living the high life, planning the kind of score you can retire on… but only if nothing goes wrong. The story of the last days of series favorite Teeg Lawless continues as BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS continue to deliver the best monthly comic on the market!And as always, CRIMINAL contains back page art and articles only found in the single issues.
SEPTEMBER 04 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Charlie and Vita’s hopes of ending the Reapr campaign rest on a potentially insane techbro billionaire hiding in the penthouse of Las Vegas’ most secure casino. And if their plan to break in succeeds, they’ll still have to bust out of a desperate town of people one bad bet away from killing them both.
NOVEMBER 27 / 36 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Friends, it’s been a hell of a ride, just a hell of a ride… and now it’s time to see how CURSE WORDS brings this ungainly wizard ship in for a landing. Will it be better than the finales for Game of Thrones, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, and M*A*S*H combined? Without a doubt. Thank you for all your support for this series over the years… we’ll see you on the next one!
SEPTEMBER 04 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“SPLIT THE PARTY,” Part Two The rest of our heroes have to march the survivors of Glass Town across the featureless Expanse, led by contrite Isabelle and never-contrite-in-his-whole-life Chuck. But is there more than meets the eye here? Like a secret door? Or a soul?
OCTOBER 09 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99“FAMINE” Five years of storytelling have led to this! The final arc of EAST OF WEST begins now. You wanted the End Times—well, here they come!
SEPTEMBER 18 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Spencer’s ascension through the ranks of the Aegis comes at a cost. Plus, one of the Aegis’ rules is broken—leading to the introduction of an incredible new sorcerer!
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Ken Garing
SEPTEMBER 11 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99Armano reflects on his adventure thus far, and Gogor’s true nature is revealed.
SEPTEMBER 11 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Our pint-sized adolescent assassin is set to face off with the monstrous Boss Liu. Can Hit-Girl take down Hong Kong’s biggest villain, and crush the Liu triad once and for all?
OCTOBER 09 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“COAT CHECK STORY” Lillian is wearing someone else’s coat.
OCTOBER 30 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Kick-Ass faces Rosa the assassin in this violent story arc climax. But is Patience too deep inside the criminal underworld to escape?
OCTOBER 02 / 36 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99“HANDBOOK FOR THE REVOLUTION” Our 12-issue run of MAN-EATERS culminates with this comic/sacred text/satirical manifesto/cat care informational booklet/step-by-step instruction manual for dismantling the patriarchy. Each copy comes with a little bit of hope, at no additional cost.Amount of hope may vary. Hope is limited. Some readers may receive fury instead.
SEPTEMBER 18 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99A despondent Abel, carrying the weight of what he’s learned in the Winter Woods, angrily parts ways his companion. Fearing for the boy’s safety in the run-down Rust Belt city they wandered into, Fox returns just in time to find Abel snatched and in a heap of trouble!
SEPTEMBER 11 / 28 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Who ARE the Faceless Men? Finally… SOME ANSWERS.
SEPTEMBER 11 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The entire crew of The Charon is infected with a plague that makes them increasingly violent and murderously insane. Except for the kitty, who is miraculously unaffected. So who’s gonna save the day?Spoiler warning: Meow!
SEPTEMBER 18 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99As the Outpost reels from a devastating setback, Alea and Sam’s unrelenting search for answers leads them to the truth they’d most hoped—and feared—to learn.
SEPTEMBER 11 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99It’s an election year in Eden, and Mark must decide if his future lies in this town of fugitives, or outside of it—in a world he doesn’t understand. Laura is living in that world, attempting to find peace. But her oldest and most destructive instincts have been awakened by a young boy in great danger…
SEPTEMBER 25 / 24 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Things aren’t working out for our hero. But that’s only if you’re counting how many people she’s killed relative to how few she’s saved. And it gets so much worse when she has to fight her family to save the day…
SEPTEMBER 11 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99With Palisade in the grip of a madman from their past, the Rat Queens embark on their most dangerous quest ever—one that will bring about either the end of the Queens, or their acquisition of the most powerful weapon in the entire realm!
SEPTEMBER 11 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Madaras is going to hell, and only Hell’s Half-Dozen can stop it. Their suicide mission brings them to an outpost deep within enemy territory to pull a brazen heist using deception, seduction, and murder—all their most notable skills.
OCTOBER 09 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The Bowmans have survived Asilo Del Muerto and come out the other side. Will Asilo Del Muerto survive the Bowmans, though?
SEPTEMBER 25 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99When another dancer is murdered, Vega must choose between freedom, death, and a merry band of misfit exotic dancers.All this and the strangest backup story so far! TOMM COKER (THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS) returns to THE RIDE to tell the story of how a devil-worshipping biker cult drives a woman to nunhood.
SEPTEMBER 18 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“RUMBLINGS ANTHOLOGY,” Part One Three stories of bigger-than-life adventure written by JOHN ARCUDI and illustrated by three of the best artists in comics—ALEX HORLEY (World of Warcraft), GERARDO ZAFFINO (Conan), and rising star MATEJ STIC!
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Erik Larsen
DECEMBER 18 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE DEADLY DEMON KING” The buildup to SAVAGE DRAGON #250 begins here! Introducing the maddening menace of the deadly Demon King—a great jumping-on point for new readers!
SEPTEMBER 04 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99“LOST IN THE WILDS OF HEAVEN,” Part Three Kadyn’s powers continue to grow! He can now survive in the vacuum of space, fly on his own, and unleash great mind-bending energies. Meanwhile, Gil thinks he’s found refuge on a planet—until the local plant life tries to murder him!
SEPTEMBER 04 / 36 pages / FC/ E / $3.99“RING OF FIRE” This action-packed finale has it all: death, destruction, the greatest sacrifice of all—even the Mall of America! KARL KESEL (Harley Quinn, Superboy) and TOM GRUMMETT (The Death of Superman, Superboy) go all-out in this action-packed last issue!
MARCH 11 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Normgirl and Ashley’s wedding weekend has finally arrived, and everyone’s invited!POP QUIZ: Who’s going to mess it up for them? Is it A) Lottie, B) Coolgirl, C) Cutegirl, D) Virgil, E) Sunny, F) Normgirl and Ashley, or G) all of the above?
SEPTEMBER 11 / 36 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE SHADOW OF DEATH” The mysteries deepen as Sonata finds romance with one enemy and makes friends with another. In the Valley of the Sleeping Giants, where other allies have turned traitor, it’s starting to look like no one is getting out alive.
SEPTEMBER 04 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Cody has scores to settle. Armed to the hilt, she and her new partner-in-crime hunt their enemies across space, ready to take out the men that wronged them one by one. From a Quez resort to a sex party ship, they’re sneaking up on their old crew members and stealing back what’s rightfully theirs.
SEPTEMBER 04 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $0.75Cody has scores to settle. Armed to the hilt, she and her new partner-in-crime hunt their enemies across space, ready to take out the men that wronged them one by one. From a Quez resort to a sex party ship, they’re sneaking up on their old crew members and stealing back what’s rightfully theirs.
SEPTEMBER 11 / 60 pages / FC/ M / $4.99Thumbs tracks down his sister, with disastrous results. MOM™ brings her fight to the city, with the goal of sparking the outlawed technology and tearing down those in charge.
SEPTEMBER 11 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Venturing into a vast subterranean nightmare populated with the most hideous creatures imaginable, mankind’s last hope against a fiendish—and seemingly intelligent—disease is shattered! Beset by murderous, insanity-inducing beasts from all sides, the American scientific and military task force has become separated in a twisted underground realm. As their bodies begin to change in demoniac fashion, they must fight to keep their sanity… and avoid turning against one another.
SEPTEMBER 18 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Time is running out! On the run and hunted by Kestrel’s forces, Nathan and Cross battle their way to the frozen heart of Nyseth’s Arctic lab, hoping to finally collect the hard drive containing Nathan’s former identity. But when Nathan is separated from the rest of the crew, he’ll have to make an impossible decision. Save Cross, who will erase his mind to save humanity, or save himself—and doom the galaxy!
SEPTEMBER 25 / 40 pages / FC/ M / $4.99Violence is on the wind, and Krylos hasn’t taken a breath in decades. Can he save his son AND his soul while regaining the trust of lost friends? The gorgeous, spectacular OVERSIZED TWO-ISSUE MINISERIES—written by CHIP ZDARSKY and illustrated by KRIS ANKA and MATT WILSON—concludes!
MARCH 18 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“LAST DAYS,” Conclusion NYC is flooded with demons freed from Hell, and Alex has to make a gut-wrenching sacrifice to close the barrier and save humanity from being overrun.
SEPTEMBER 25 / pages / / M / $30This T-shirt features the cover of the eighth issue of BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and FIONA STAPLES’ SAGA. Sleek and simple on a white background. T-shirt fits true to size.
SEPTEMBER 25 / pages / / M / $33This T-shirt features the cover of the eighth issue of BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and FIONA STAPLES’ SAGA. Sleek and simple on a white background. T-shirt fits true to size.