Sollicitations image comics - février 2014


THE FUSE #1
story ANTONY JOHNSTON
art / cover JUSTIN GREENWOOD
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Working homicide 22,000 miles up on an orbiting energy platform, in a five-mile-long jury-rigged steel city stuffed with a half million people, with no help from your so-called colleagues back on Earth, is more than tough…it’s murder!
Cynical, foul-mouthed veteran ANTONY JOHNSTON (UMBRAL, Wasteland, Daredevil) gets partnered with fresh-faced idealist JUSTIN GREENWOOD (Wasteland, Resurrection) for a new crime series with attitude! Murder, mayhem, and mystery—22,000 miles straight up


UNDERTOW #1
story STEVE ORLANDO
art / cover ARTYOM TRAKHANOV
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
Atlantis is the world superpower, and Redum Anshargal is its worst enemy. If you want to break free of the system, he can offer you a place at his side, exploring the wild surface world in his watertight city barge The Deliverer. He and his hostage-protege Ukinnu Alal hunt the Amphibian, a legend that could be the key to an air-breathing life on land. But as they become the hunted, can Anshargal’s team survive long enough to turn the tables on the godlike beast they set out for?
A brand new pulp monster adventure with Ray Harryhausen at its heart and a look at Atlantis like never before from the up-and-coming team of writer STEVE ORLANDO (Mystery in Space) and artist ARTYOM TRAKHANOV.


THE REVENGER #1
story JONATHAN ROSS
art / cover IAN CHURCHILL
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
Griffin Franks was a joke in Hollywood. A washed up action-hero. Over the hill. Past it. A has-been. A barely-was. But now he IS The Revenger. He’s a star. His movie’s a hit. His latest wife is hot. He finally has everything he wants. Just in time for someone to take it all away. Forever. Starting with his face.


APOCALYPSE AL #1 (of 4)
story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
art SID KOTIAN & BILL FARMER
cover A SID KOTIAN & BILL FARMER
cover B RYAN SOOK
FEBRUARY 5 / 36 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
Alison Carter is a private detective. Her beat: the end of the world, or more accurately, preventing same. With an attitude of “shoot first and the hell with the questions,” she leads a life that would drive other investigators mad, filled with monsters, demons, trolls, mad prophets, zombie detectives, techno-wizards, machinegun toting imps, and dead boyfriends. In the first action-packed installment of this new universe, Al is given her biggest assignment ever, one that will take her into the heart of Ultimate Darkness itself. The first of a four-issue miniseries, this issue contains 30 pages of story, unbroken by advertisements.


THE MERCENARY SEA #1
story KEL SYMONS
art/cover MATHEW REYNOLDS
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
“NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT”
Action and adventure set in 1938—The South Seas. Japan has invaded China. War in Europe is imminent. Ex-bootlegger Jack Harper captains The Venture, a refitted German U-Boat, with a crew of expats, mercenaries and treasure hunters. They do whatever it takes to stay afloat, often running up against pirates, headhunters, spies, and soldiers. They’re always one step away from the greatest score of their lives…or their certain demise.


ONE HIT WONDER #1 (of 5)
story FABRICE SAPOLSKY
art /cover ARIEL OLIVETTI
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
If there was a thin line between reality and fiction, Richie Reese tore it down. Better, he crushed it. Smashed it. Destroyed it. From child star to hitman in Hollywood, this is the story of a glorious bastard.
Written by FABRICE SAPOLSKY (Spider-Man Noir) and drawn by superstar artist ARIEL OLIVETTI (Cable, Punisher War Journal, Conan), this is the crime comedy series you don’t want to miss this year.


EAST OF WEST, VOL. 2: WE ARE ALL ONE TP
story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art NICK DRAGOTTA
FEBRUARY 19 / 144 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99
Collects EAST OF WEST #6-10
The second volume of the most exciting new book in the industry is here! “We Are All One” follows our cast around the fractured future-scape of America as we learn more about a world that’s rapidly coming to a end.


INVINCIBLE, VOL. 19 TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover RYAN OTTLEY, CLIFF RATHBURN, & JOHN RAUCH
FEBRUARY 26 / 144 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99
Collects INVINCIBLE #103-108
Angstrom Levy returns to take revenge on Invincible and all those he holds dear.


MICE TEMPLAR, VOLUME 4.1 TP
story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art MICHAEL AVON OEMING & VICTOR SANTOS
cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING
FEBRUARY 12 / 304 PAGES / FC / $17.99
Collects MICE TEMPLAR: LEGEND #1-8
“LEGEND PART ONE”
The Legend of Karic grows…but its legacy is both greater and darker than the noble young mouse it is said to embody. As every victory is turned against him, Karic confronts his own past and demands answers. And the mad king Icarus launches his great war against creation.


PETER PANZERFAUST, VOL. 3: CRY OF THE WOLF TP
story KURTIS J. WIEBE
art / cover TYLER JENKINS
FEBRUARY 26 / 136 PAGES / FC / T / $14.99
Collects PETER PANZERFAUST #11-15
Having faced the wrath of The Hook, Peter and the Lost Boys join forces with the Braves in guerilla warfare from their secret hideout in the Sticks. This time, Felix is the man with the memories, and as Mr. Parsons soon learns, he’s not eager to revisit that life.


PROPHET, VOL. 3: EMPIRE TP
story BRANDON GRAHAM & SIMON ROY
art SIMON ROY, FAREL DALRYMPLE, GIANNIS MILONOGIANNIS, BRANDON GRAHAM, MATT SHEEAN, & MALACHI WARD
cover FAREL DALRYMPLE
FEBRUARY 12 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99
Collects PROPHET #32 & 34-38
The Earth Empire is now rebuilt and gaining a stronger grasp on Earthspace. Facing an even more menacing new threat, Old Man Prophet and his team look for the help of an old ally.


REALITY CHECK TP
story GLEN BRUNSWICK
art / cover VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC
FEBRUARY 5 / 120 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99
Collects REALITY CHECK #1-4
Willard Penn, a struggling artist, scores an unlikely hit with his new comic. After an unexpected sell-out, the book’s hero shows up in the real world, appearing outside Willard’s window, and refuses to return to the comic until he finds true love. Exasperated, Willard is forced to help the lovesick hero meet the perfect woman. He needs to hurry, because a homicidal maniac has escaped from his comic and entered the real world as well.
Includes a behind-the-scenes sketchbook by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC with exciting extras!


REVIVAL, VOL. 3: A FARAWAY PLACE TP
story TIM SEELEY
art MIKE NORTON & MARK ENGLERT w/ ART BALTAZAR
cover MIKE NORTON & JENNY FRISON
FEBRUARY 19 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99
Collects REVIVAL #12-17
For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now the living and the recently returned struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy amidst political and religious conflicts. Officer Dana Cypress is hot on the trail of a man she believes may have murdered her sister Em, but Em herself is on a quest through the snowy woods to find the strange glowing creature that haunts a child.


SIDEKICK VOL. 1 TP
story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
art / cover TOM MANDRAKE & HiFi
FEBRUARY 26 / 160 PAGES / FC / M / $12.99
Collects SIDEKICK #1-6
What happens when a hero’s sidekick is abandoned by tragedy, mocked by the media, scorned by enemies and heroes alike…and then his entire world is turned upside-down? Drawn by Julia Moonglow into investigating the death of the Red Cowl, Flyboy will discover things that will shatter his life completely as he uncovers a conspiracy of murder and terrible, life-changing secrets. Who was the Red Cowl, really, and what scared him so badly that he had to stage his own death in order to escape it? The debut volume of Sidekick contains the first six issues of this saga of grief, madness, and murder.

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SPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 20 TP
story TODD McFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN
art ANGEL MEDINA & DANNY MIKI
cover CLAYTON CRAIN
FEBRUARY 19 / 160 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99
Collects SPAWN #117-122
SPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 20 features the stories and artwork that helped cement the Spawn legacy. Relive the excitement of this groundbreaking series in this accessibly priced format with exclusive bonus content, including cover galleries, black and white art, classic quotes from TODD McFARLANE, and an exclusive digitally painted cover by CLAYTON CRAIN.


ZERO, VOL. 1 AN EMERGENCY
story ALES KOT
art MICHAEL WALSH, TRADD MOORE, MATEUS SANTOLOUCO, MORGAN JESKE, WILL TEMPEST, & JORDIE BELLAIRE
FEBRUARY 19 / 172 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99
Collects ZERO #1-5
Edward Zero was the best spy the Agency had—and then he realized he was working for the wrong side.


ALEX + ADA #4
story JONATHAN LUNA & SARAH VAUGHN
art / cover JONATHAN LUNA
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
Alex makes a decision that will change Ada forever.


APHRODITE IX #9
story MATT HAWKINS
art STJEPAN SEJIC
cover A STJEPAN SEJIC
cover B LINDA SEJIC
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
“DANGERS OF THE DESOLATE ZONE”
The ninth issue of APHRODITE IX finally reveals what the numbering system really means. Plus, Aphrodite XV’s design and build reveals more about Aphrodite IX’s future—and her past—than she could ever anticipate.


ARTIFACTS #35
story HANNIBAL TABU
art / cover NELSON BLAKE II
FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
TOP COW’S THIRD 2012 TALENT HUNT-WINNING WRITER DEBUTS!
Mercenary Michael Finnegan just can’t catch a break. Whether he is running guns or stealing mystical Artifacts for hire, all of his clients seem to double-cross him in the end…especially when he is paid to face-off against Ember Stone bearer Glorianna Silver!


BLACK SCIENCE #4
story RICK REMENDER
art / cover MATTEO SCALERA & DEAN WHITE
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Grant McKay and his team of Dimensionauts are given a short reprieve when the Pillar drops them not into a hellish warzone or an alien swampland but a…hotel? Just don’t trust the room service; there’s more to this place than meets the eye.


THE BOUNCE #10
story JOE CASEY
art / cover DAVID MESSINA
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
THE TIME HAS COME, BOUNCE FANS! Jasper Jenkins can’t hide anymore! The truth is out there—and the Darling might be the only one who knows what it all means! This is the issue you dare not miss!

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CLONE #15
story DAVID SCHULNER, AARON GINSBURG, & WADE MCINTYRE
art / cover JUAN JOSE RYP & ANDY TROY
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
“You must hide the truth to save his life.”
As government forces lead an assault on the clones, Luke and his brothers are given an offer they can’t refuse. But what sacrifices must they make to ensure their freedom?


DEAD BODY ROAD #3
story JUSTIN JORDAN
art / cover MATTEO SCALERA & MORENO DINISIO
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
Orson Gage is no good man…but Mr. Cobb and his unique interrogation tactics are even worse. Why is he pursuing Gage? And just how do you remove blood from a motel carpet?


DEADLY CLASS #2
story RICK REMENDER
art / cover WESLEY CRAIG & LEE LOUGHRIDGE
FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
It’s Marcus’s first day at the Kings Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts. A locker full of death threats, a schedule full of brutality, and whispers in the hallway about his mysterious past…which is fast catching up to cut out his freshly broken heart.


DRUMHELLAR #4
story RILEY ROSSMO & ALEX LINK
art / cover RILEY ROSSMO
FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
When an immortal talk radio celebrity discovers a slight problem with living forever, he turns to Drum Hellar, the psychedelic detective, for help. But Drum’s got problems of his own. He’s in prison, in the doghouse with his girlfriend and in serious need of drugs! He’ll have to take desperate—and deadly—action!


EGOS #2
story STUART MOORE
art / cover GUS STORMS
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
The hero-epic of the far future continues as Deuce, the EGOs’ leader, flies off to battle with his army of [CENSORED]s. Meanwhile, his estranged wife Pixel must deal with an army of new team applicants. Featuring: Costumes! Battles! Masse, the Living Galaxy! Blood and gore! Uncomfortable emotions!


ELEPHANTMEN #56
story MARK SCHWEIKERT & RICHARD STARKINGS
art / cover SHAKY KANE
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“BLOOD AND SAND” SHAKY KANE returns to ELEPHANTMEN to tell a chilling story of the L.A.P.D’s Lieutenant Trench.


FATALE #22
story ED BRUBAKER
art / cover SEAN PHILLIPS
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
The life story of the man-monster called The Bishop.
As always, every issue of FATALE includes extras and articles every month!


FIVE GHOSTS #10
story FRANK J. BARBIERE
art / cover CHRIS MOONEYHAM
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
“LOST COASTLINES,” Part Four
The Island of Dreams.


FIVE WEAPONS #7
story / art / cover JIMMIE ROBINSON
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50
“BACK TO CLASS,” Part Two The tables are turned on Enrique in a no-win contest at the school of Five Weapons. Tyler is now the smartest kid in school and he’s using Enrique as a pawn in his malicious plans, but Enrique learns an old secret that could tilt the rivalry in his favor.


GHOSTED #7
story JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art DAVIDE GIANFELICE & MIROSLAV MRVA
cover MATTEO SCALERA
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
Organ thieves, slave traffickers: Jackson Winters will have to do business with all the wrong people to find his lost girl. Unfortunately, ghosts of the very recent past will be dogging his every step…

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GREAT PACIFIC #13
story JOE HARRIS
art / cover A MARTÍN MORAZZO
cover B MICHAEL WALSH & RUTH REDMOND
FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
“THE UNIVERSAL MINISTRY OF INTERGALACTIA”
When a mysterious visitor washes up warning of UFOs and invaders from space, Chas Worthington finds his grip over New Texas threatened. But if the aliens are coming, Chas knows just the leader the earthlings need to represent them—himself!
“Abduction” variant cover by MICHAEL WALSH (ZERO, COMEBACK)!


INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #10
story PHIL HESTER
art / cover TODD NAUCK & GABE ELTAEB
FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
Welcome to the wedding of Knockout and Kid Thor! Even with everyone in the Invincible Universe invited, there are bound to be some party crashers!


KRAMPUS! #3
story BRIAN JOINES
art / cover DEAN KOTZ
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
Hunting through the desert for an unmarked grave, the Krampus is stalked by a notorious historical figure, reborn into the world of Sugar Plum Fairies and flying reindeer.


LAZARUS #8
story GREG RUCKA
art / cover MICHAEL LARK
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
“LIFT,” Part Four
Forever calls on the Daggers. The Barrets reach the final stage of their journey as all threads converge on Denver for the Lift.


THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #20
story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art NICK PITARRA
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50
“FINITE OPPENHEIMERS: FOREVER”
High stakes as the imagined reality of the Mad Oppenheimers finally collides with the Manhattan Projects proper.


MANIFEST DESTINY #4
story CHRIS DINGESS
art / cover MATTHEW ROBERTS & OWEN GIENI
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
Surrounded by buffalotaur and fighting for survival, what Lewis and Clark need most is a monster killer. And her name is Sacagawea.


MIND THE GAP #18
story JIM McCANN
art SAMI BASRI
cover B JENNY FRISON
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
“ACT II: EXPOSED”
Some things are better left hidden. It’s too bad for one group that’s no longer an option! And a collision course is set in motion that will shake everyone to their core…

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MINIMUM WAGE #2
story / art / cover BOB FINGERMAN
FEBRUARY 12 / 24 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50
What do smutty outgoing messages, missing monster kit parts, and condoms have to do with each other? They’re all pieces of Rob’s jigsaw puzzle life in the second monthly issue of BOB FINGERMAN’s so-real-it-hurts series. Plus, things heat up between Rob and his new gal pal, May. Tune in!


MORNING GLORIES #38
story NICK SPENCER
art JOE EISMA
cover RODIN ESQUEJO
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
“Everything we love.”


PETER PANZERFAUST #17
story KURTIS J. WIEBE
art / cover TYLER JENKINS
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50
“THE HUNT” Part Two
Lily continues the hunt, honoring her father’s memory…one kill at a time.
The fourth story arc of the hit critically acclaimed series continues.


PRETTY DEADLY #5
story KELLY SUE DeCONNICK
art EMMA RÍOS & JORDIE BELLAIRE
cover EMMA RÍOS
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
It’s the ultimate father-daughter showdown as Ginny faces off against Death himself in the bloody conclusion to PRETTY DEADLY’s opening arc.

story RON MARZ
art LAURA BRAGA
cover A JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
cover B LAURA BRAGA
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
Is the Witchblade out to reclaim Sara as its rightful host…or is it out for revenge?
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