Solicitations for September 2020
June 23, 2020
SEPTEMBER 30 / 176 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
SEPTEMBER 30 / 36 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Cole Turner has studied conspiracy theories all his life, but he isn’t prepared for what happens when he discovers that all of them are true, from the JFK assassination to flat Earth theory and reptilian shapeshifters. One organization has been covering them up for generations. What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of Truth?Bestselling writer JAMES TYNION IV (Batman, Something is Killing the Children) debuts his first Image ONGOING SERIES alongside breakout artist MARTIN SIMMONDS (Dying is Easy)!
SEPTEMBER 16 / 40 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Nobody dies. In the town of Stillwater, that’s not just a promise. It’s a threat. Join superstar writer CHIP ZDARSKY (THE WHITE TREES, Daredevil) and Eisner Award-winning artist RAMÓN K PÉREZ (Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, Jane) as they dive into a world of horror and intrigue in this new ongoing Skybound series.
OCTOBER 14 / 72 pages / FC/ T+ / $16.99Vienna, 1889: Dracula’s brides nail him to the bottom of his coffin. Los Angeles, 1974: an aging starlet decides to raise the stakes. Crime scene photographer Quincy Harker is the only man who knows it happened, but will anyone believe him before he gets his own chalk outline? And are Dracula’s three brides there to help him...or use him as bait? A pulpy, pulse-pounding graphic novel of California psych-horror from acclaimed creators ALEX DE CAMPI and ERICA HENDERSON.
SEPTEMBER 02 / 24 pages / FC/ T / $3.99Third-generation comic artist EMMA KUBERT partners with up-and-coming creator RUSTY GLADD to deliver a high-fantasy epic! This new ONGOING SERIES follows a powerful sorceress attempting to correct her greatest mistake—the creation of a magical cat that can travel through time, space, and reality. The cat threatens to unravel the fabric of the universe, doesn’t care, and just won’t listen!
SEPTEMBER 09 / 56 pages / FC/ M / $5.99In the early days of the pandemic, the team behind ICE CREAM MAN launched an online-only series of mini-comics set in the ICM universe. The project was called, predictably, QUARANTINE COMIX. These strange little ditties were meant to tide folks over while the industry was on pause—and also raise money for struggling comic shops, with 50 percent of all proceeds donated to Comicbook United Fund/BINC.Now, collected in everyone’s preferred format (a floppy comic book!) are all six issues of QUARANTINE COMIX, featuring brand-new cover art and bonus stories by guest creators.And, as before, 50 percent of creator profits will go to Comicbook United to help stores get back on their feet—because comic shops are sweet.
OCTOBER 28 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99FINAL ISSUE! SERIES FINALE in which we skip ahead 39 issues and check in with how it all ends up a few years down the line. SPOILERS: pretty okay?
OCTOBER 28 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $4.69For our grand finale, we finally tricked comics' darling junior ingénue JAMIE McKELVIE, of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, into doing one of these. Since he's only a teen, we assumed it's only a double-X-rated cover instead of the triple-X covers you've come to expect. He's trying!
OCTOBER 28 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $4.69You. Chip. Matt. This issue. An honest-to-god photo cover. Your humble CRIMBO boys say goodbye the only way they know how: with hardcore nudity.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Nicolas Petrimaux
SEPTEMBER 30 / 144 pages / FC/ M / $16.99What if the deadliest assassin in all of Mexico, a man with dozens of kills to his name, was actually a vacuum repairman in Arizona?Falcon City, Arizona. Jacques Ramirez works at Robotop, the leading home appliance company in the Southwest United States. Jacques is efficient, thorough, and discreet. That last one is easy: he's also mute. But everything changes when two members of one of Paso del Rio's largest drug cartels stumble upon Jacques and believe him to be the deadly hitman who betrayed them in the past: the ruthless Ramirez.Could it be that the cartel's legendary clean-up man is really a legendary vacuum cleaner expert?NICOLAS PETRIMAUX presents the first in a trilogy—a tribute to the action thrillers of the 1980s and '90s, a brutal narrative with never a dull moment. GUNNING FOR RAMIREZ is as much a descendant of Friedkin's To Live and Die in L.A. as it is Tarantino's Pulp Fiction or Rodriguez's Mexico Trilogy.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: John Upchurch
SEPTEMBER 16 / 144 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
OCTOBER 07 / 136 pages / FC/ M / $16.99From SIMON ROY (PROPHET), Sideways Award-winning author DANIEL M. BENSEN (Junction), ARTYOM TRAKHANOV (UNDERTOW), JASON WORDIE (GOD COUNTRY), and HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU (Red Sonja) comes a sci-fi adventure equal parts Conan the Barbarian, Nausicaä, and Zardoz.In the hot ruins of far-future North America, a slave stumbles across an ancient and bloody power. A conqueror bargains with godlike beings. A soldier tries to bring back his lost world. As the full moon approaches, the remaining humans of Earth find themselves standing between the forces that once nearly destroyed it. Collects PROTECTOR #1-5
WRITER: Johnnie Christmas
ARTIST / COVER A: Jack T. Cole
SEPTEMBER 30 / 176 pages / FC/ T / $16.99When Surka, a ruthless criminal warlord, escapes her prison pit, she unleashes a wave of destruction that ripples across Tartarus, a vital colony in an everlasting galactic war. Years later, when young cadet Tilde learns that she’s Surka’s daughter, will she continue to fight on the side of galactic order, or will she reclaim her mother’s dark crown?From New York Times #1 bestseller JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS (FIREBUG, William Gibson’s Alien 3) and visionary artist JACK T. COLE (The Unsound) comes a sci-fi adventure for the ages.Collects TARTARUS #1-5
WRITER: Rick Remender
ARTIST / COVER A: Bengal
SEPTEMBER 09 / 152 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Glory is back—and barreling toward the Mexican border in the hopes of delivering the liver transplant to save her father’s life. Time, fuel, and hope are running out, but no one outruns Glory!Don’t miss the concluding chapter of RICK REMENDER & BENGAL’s runaway smash hit!Collects DEATH OR GLORY #6-11
NOVEMBER 18 / 512 pages / FC/ T+ / $49.99The oversized prestige collection of the Third and FINAL Year of the Apocalypse.Collects EAST OF WEST #30-45.
OCTOBER 07 / 144 pages / FC/ M / $9.99In mid-century America, the world’s greatest superheroes face epic threats in public while battling private scandals behind closed doors. Now adapted into a big-budget Netflix Original series, get in on the ground floor with one of the most critically acclaimed superhero series of the past 10 years. Collects JUPITER'S CIRCLE #1-6
OCTOBER 07 / 152 pages / FC/ M / $16.99By day, they are the world’s greatest heroes. By night, they struggle with the same problems as the rest of us, and as the pressure increases on these super-celebrities, one of the team breaks away to become embroiled in the social unrest and political upheaval of America in the 1960s. You’ve never read a book like JUPITER’S LEGACY before, now a major Netflix Original series. Collects JUPITER'S CIRCLE, VOL. 2 #1-6
OCTOBER 07 / 136 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Set one generation after the previous volume, America’s superheroes have all had children, but can they ever fill their parents' shoes? More interested in celebrity and corporate sponsorship, the beautiful, twenty-something heroes of the modern era only want to be famous. However, worse is their political aspirations and a plan to take control away from a fallible and weak humanity.Collects JUPITER'S LEGACY #1-5
OCTOBER 07 / 136 pages / FC/ M / $16.99The superheroes have taken over the world, and only the supervillains can save us from their disastrous mistakes and monumental hubris. Hutch and Chloe have been in hiding with their son, but now they’re gathering a team of supervillains to go back to America to retake the White House in the name of all humanity. This is a must-read modern classic!Collects JUPITER'S LEGACY, VOL. 2 #1-5
SEPTEMBER 16 / 200 pages / FC/ M / $19.99LITTLE BIRD tells the story of a young resistance fighter battling against an oppressive American Empire while searching for her own identity in a world on fire. The critically acclaimed, gorgeously illustrated epic, from award-winning filmmaker DARCY VAN POELGEEST and Angoulême-nominated artist IAN BERTRAM, now available in paperback.Collects LITTLE BIRD #1-5“It. Is. Amazing.”—Patton Oswalt“Packed with rich ideas and executed with precision and passion.”—The Onion’s AV Club“Nothing short of a masterpiece.”—Nerdist“Powerful and thought-provoking.”—Impulse Gamer“Dark, surreal, and addictive.”—Comic Book Resources
SEPTEMBER 30 / 176 pages / FC/ M / $16.99The next volume in the bestselling Eisner, Hugo, Harvey & British Fantasy Award-winning series by MARJORIE LIU and SANA TAKEDA!The long-dreaded war between the Federation and Arcanics is about to explode. Maika must choose her next steps: will she help her friends, or strike out on her own?Collects MONSTRESS #25-30
SEPTEMBER 16 / 168 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Sixty-seven hundred year old Andromache “Andy” the Scythian, Nicolo “Nicky” of Genoa, Yufus “Joe” al-Kaysani, and newbie immortal Nile Freeman return to the good fight in the acclaimed miniseries by New York Times bestselling creators GREG RUCKA & LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ…now a major motion picture!When you’ve waged war as long as Andy and her squad, you’ve gotten your hands more than bloody. Now, the day has come to confront the sins of the past. But as Nile struggles to make peace with the team, the last person Andy ever expected to see again returns to challenge not only what Andy believes in, but what the team is willing to fight for.Collects THE OLD GUARD: FORCE MULTIPLIED #1-5
NOVEMBER 18 / 320 pages / FC/ T+ / $34.99“BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and CLIFF CHIANG bring PAPER GIRLS in for a perfect, fantastically satisfying ending.”—Boing BoingFrom BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA, and CLIFF CHIANG, legendary artist of Wonder Woman, this oversized DELUXE HARDCOVER collects the emotional final adventures of four time-traveling newspaper delivery girls, risking everything in the hopes of making it back home to 1988.Collects PAPER GIRLS #21-30, along with EXCLUSIVE BONUS MATERIAL!TRIM SIZE 7.25 X 10.75
OCTOBER 07 / 40 pages / FC/ E / $3.99On the eve of the rise and return of the greatest evil the world has ever seen, only Claire Connell and her family can save us as the mantle of ADVENTUREMAN passes between generations.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Michael Avon Oeming
SEPTEMBER 23 / 64 pages / FC/ T / $5.99Oona encounters the dead god, Odin! With his body and mind taken over by maggot-like beings, Oona must escape from its wrath as she fights her way through his larva children. From the writer of Thor: Ragnarok and co-creator of POWERS, MICHAEL AVON OEMING.
SEPTEMBER 30 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE DIGITAL MAGE,” Part Three Mila, Driller, Telsa, and the crew finally escape into space and head to the only planet in the galaxy that Mother is too scared to control…Phages!
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Jason Howard
SEPTEMBER 16 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99With the Preserve threatened by monsters, can even the great Apex make a difference? As Ember faces her worst fear, Gulliver shares a secret, and Martin makes a decision.
SEPTEMBER 23 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99"ASCENSION I," Part Three The growing conflict between demons and witches bursts into open combat on Earth…and claims a major fatality. Each side is marshaling all around Rowan Black. Can the detective pull out of her spiral in time to lead her forces, or is she doomed to become this war's biggest victim?
SEPTEMBER 23 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Lethe's ravens descend on the courthouse as Perry and Hera make their way to his cell. Time continues to shift as the past reveals a deadly plot, where Benton, high on the Bliss drug, finds himself ready to kill the most important person in his life...a story of escapes and reversals emerges throughout this issue. Breaking Bad meets Neil Gaiman’s Sandman in an urban fantasy unlike any you’ve ever seen.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A / COVER B: Jimmie Robinson
SEPTEMBER 30 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“GRAB ‘EM BY THE RALLY” Bomb Queen escapes one dangerous trap only to drop into another when she makes a surprise appearance at Trump’s campaign rally, but the shocking results make her motives suspect.
WRITER: John Layman
ARTIST / COVER A: Dan Boultwood
SEPTEMBER 30 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE FIRST COURSE,” Part Three Massacre at the old folks’ home! If you love elder abuse, this comic is for you!
SEPTEMBER 02 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99LOVE HEARTS! FIST FIGHTS! ROTTEN FRUIT! Having put a price on her own head, Taqa has proven somewhat death-wish-ish. Now the city’s assassins are coming for her—killers of every shape and size with every philosophical delusion under the sun.
SEPTEMBER 23 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Pinned down by Monk’s men, Bree and Dane have no way out but surrender…and Bree Hale damn sure has never surrendered once in her life.
OCTOBER 07 / 64 pages / FC/ M / $4.99There are many assassins in the known universe, this is the story of the most well-mannered one. “I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with targets you don’t agree with or like.”
SEPTEMBER 02 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE GREAT GAME,” Part Three “War isn’t a game” seems obvious. Let one of DIE’s most aggressive masters explain: i) why that isn’t true ii) that war being a game only makes it worse. Can our heroes save the world? Can they save anything?
NOVEMBER 18 / 28 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Barnaby is back on American soil! Connie is not happy about this, not one bit! So she—well, you can see the cover, right? Also in this issue: Bethany and Theodore finally come home—but are they alone?
SEPTEMBER 02 / 28 pages / FC/ T / $3.99Things just keep getting worse for Owen, as it becomes clear that he cannot protect his family from his past. Whether he likes it or not, he's going to have to face who he is, what he's done—and who he's meant to be...before it's too late!
SEPTEMBER 23 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.992019 EISNER AWARD WINNER, BEST NEW SERIES“WICKED WORLDS,” Part Four The Bishop will finally reveal the secrets of the Multiverse to Angela…IF she can survive long enough to hear them!
WRITER: Jason Aaron
SEPTEMBER 23 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Having somehow survived the thorns, the bizarre beasts of the field, and the primeval brutality of their former sisters, Sharri and Jael finally come face to face with the true cruelty of God’s plan for them.
SEPTEMBER 30 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99"BURN BABY BURN," Part Two 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 horror tale that will shake you to your core! Jimmy Sangster’s worst nightmare returns when Abigail unleashes the most vicious vampire the world has ever seen. Meanwhile, James Sangster Sr. must traverse the afterlife if he’s to be reunited with his wife’s spirit…but will the ferryman of the underworld help or is he pulling Sangster deeper into Hell?
WRITER: Aleš Kot
ARTIST / COVER A: Heather Moore, Luca Casalanguida
SEPTEMBER 02 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The crash.
SEPTEMBER 23 / 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!
SEPTEMBER 30 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99CONCLUSION! LUDOCRATS ends as it began, with the release of a 32-page comic pamphlet. We leave you with fond memories and longing. Forevermore, LUDOCRATS will be the comic whose name you accidentally moan when having sex with other lesser comics.
WRITER: Stephanie Phillips
ARTIST / COVER A: Craig Cermak
JANUARY 13 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Pirate queens Anne Bonny and Mary Read, along with their all-female crew of buccaneers, are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea as both their former pirate partners and the might of the British Empire close in on them. As the Battle of Nassau rages with cutlasses and cannons, where do the loyalties of Calico Jack Rackham lie? Will Jack be Anne and Mary’s savior or their doom. Writer Stephanie Phillips (Butcher of Paris, Heavy Metal) and artist Craig Cermak (Voltron) continue their pirate adventure!
SEPTEMBER 09 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“LOVECRAFT IN THE UNDERWORLD,” Part Two For Pope and Klara to save Lovecraft, they must sacrifice their own ambitions. Will The Marked superstars give up fame for the sake of one miserable, half-mad writer?
SEPTEMBER 30 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99THE GRAND FINALE! This is it! Mirka Andolfo’s limited series phenomenon reaches its cataclysmic conclusion. Heads will roll, scores will be settled, and everyone will face their own personal demons. Okay, we’re not telling you anything too specific, but after all, do you really want us to spoil your surprise? Just know one thing: in the end, good always wins. But who or what is “good” in this wicked and dark fairytale?
WRITER: Brian Azzarello
ARTIST / COVER A: Eduardo Risso
OCTOBER 07 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“ANGELS SHARE” Now that she’s under Joe the Boss’s wing, Tempest’s star really starts to shine in New York. Meanwhile, super-cop Elliot Ness starts to close the trap on the wrong serial killer!
SEPTEMBER 30 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99THE NAILBITER IS BACK! But how? How did Edward Charles Warren survive? And what does he have to do with the copycat Buckaroo Butchers? Finch and Alice won’t like the answers, as they realize the new nightmare is just beginning…
SEPTEMBER 23 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“WICKED GAME,” Part Four Becky and the Traitors of the Crown are ready to strike! Lady Macbeth’s plan is put in motion, and there’s no turning back: on Samhain, the King will receive a most disconcerting surprise. Or will he?
WRITER: Robert Kirkman
ARTIST: Annalisa Leoni, Lorenzo De Felici
COVER A: Lorenzo De Felici
SEPTEMBER 09 / 28 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Heather Warren is enjoying a nice night at home, eating dinner, watching television—KILLING KUTHAAL? And seriously...WHERE is Nathan Cole these days?!
DECEMBER 23 / 40 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE MERGED,” Part Five The Great Merge continues! Simon has lost so much time with his family, but he's here now, when it counts, at the end. But maybe it's not the end, for some.
SEPTEMBER 02 / 24 pages / FC/ M / $3.99With rumors that a mole has infiltrated the heroes’ compound flying, Gamma Rae can’t trust anyone. The only thing she can trust is her eyes—unfortunately for her, her enemy is The Unseen!
SEPTEMBER 09 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE GRIM AFTER,” Part Five The truth has been revealed. But there may be one enemy Essen Breaker can't kill...his own past.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Erik Larsen
SEPTEMBER 23 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“SUNDAY FUNNIES” Another wildly experimental issue wherein each double-page spread is told in the style of a classic newspaper comic strip—from a Peanuts parody to a Dick Tracy send-up, from a Doonesbury lampoon to a Blondie satire, this issue is sure to amaze and inspire.
SEPTEMBER 30 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99“THE PEOPLE OF THE BROKEN MOON,” Part Two Kadyn thought being lost in the wild heavens was the most fun a kid could have. But now he's beginning to see the true face of the deep space danger all around him. Meanwhile his father Gil, who's been fighting every step of the way to find his son, may have finally hit his breaking point...and completely lost his mind.
SEPTEMBER 30 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $2.99“The STORM… begins.”SPAWN is on the hunt for someone, or something, insidious! Demons hiding among humans! Secret dealings with Big-Pharma! Dark plans are about to be exposed! There is a STORM coming, and SPAWN is at its center.TODD McFARLANE and JIM MUNIZ weave a dark and disturbing tale!
SEPTEMBER 09 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Can Detroit survive an all-out war between the lunatic Dead Hand and an out-of-control Stealth? Meanwhile, the Men in the Light are tired of Stealth’s son, Tony, asking the wrong questions…
WRITER: Chris Condon
ARTIST / COVER A: Jacob Phillips
SEPTEMBER 30 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“A BROTHER’S CONSCIENCE,” Part Three Randy suppresses dark urges while Joe Bob investigates the death of Travis Terrill.
SEPTEMBER 23 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“UNITY,” Part Two JOURNEY DEEPER INTO THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY...guided by a familiar but unexpected face, our group treks into what was once the Pacific Northwest—a strange land where every living thing is networked together into a bizarre matrix built amid massive monuments to American technology. Hardwired secrets lurk deep in this dark place...
DECEMBER 02 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99As creatures burst from the Blackout Zone, Major Kul and Nails try to contain the carnage. Frankie uncovers the cult's dark purpose.