The Wicked & The Divine #1, MPH #2, Manhattan Projects #21, Fatale #23, Alex + Ada #7, Aphrodite IX #11, Sex Criminals #6
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Image Comics launches a new series brought to you by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie that answers what happens if the gods are reincarnated every 90 years. This ongoing title also boasts guest creators and surprise arcs with alternate endings that will keep readers guessing and coming back for more as it delivers drama and mystery featuring gods that are treated as celebrities.
“The idea of playing superheroes as celebrity isn't exactly new. However, it's always played cynical. The celebrity characters are always the debased bad guys, or at least the cautionary tale and wandering from the road of truth. It's always implicitly arguing that these people are worse than the heroes who came before them because they're on the cover of a magazine and they do a bit of coke. We're not interested in that. We're anti-that. We've all had pop-stars save our life.”
The Image solicit for the first issue teases:
Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to start a new ongoing superhero fantasy with a beautiful oversized issue. Welcome to THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, where gods are the ultimate pop stars. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.
Story by: Kieron Gillen
Art & Cover by: Jamie McKelvie
Colored by: Matt Wilson
Variant Cover by: Bryan Lee O’Malley
And, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Millarworld, Image Comics will offer two connecting MPH #2 variant covers featuring art by Leinil Francis Yu, spotlighting the characters of the Millarworld Universe.
A good guy dealt a tough hand, Roscoe’s found the perfect Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card in the form of super-speed pills called MPH. Now that he knows who put him away, he’ll find that revenge is a dish best served...lightning fast! The all-new Millarworld Universe zooms ahead at breakneck speed with Millar and Fegredo’s urban adventure tale.
Story by: Mark Millar
Art & Cover by: Duncan Fegredo
Variant Cover by: Eric Canete
Connecting Variant Covers by: Leinil Francis Yu
Ever wonder what happened to our deep space explorer for the Mars Project? Find out now as the Cosmohundin Laika boldly goes where no Russian dog has gone before.
Written by Jonathan Hickman
Art by: Nick Pitarra
The strangest issue of FATALE yet, as Nicolas Lash finally learns the last of Josephine's secrets, and the universe will never look the same. Don't forget that every issue of FATALE contains extra art and articles not available anywhere but the single issues !
Written by: Ed Brubaker
Art & Cover by: Sean Phillips
As an android, Ada struggles with keeping a low profile. Alex takes a risk to help her.
Written by: Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn
Art & Cover by: Jonathan Luna
When someone uses math to access an ancient and evil power, it’s up to Tilly Grimes to find the answer to stopping SERIES FINALE !
Written by: Matt Hawkins
Art & Cover by: Stjepan Sejic
TIME MAGAZINE’S COMIC OF THE YEAR RETURNS WITH ITS SECOND STORYLINE! After their narrow getaway from the Sex Police, Jon and Suzie are learning that this is “just the tip” of a massive iceberg. And what happens after the rush of a new relationship fades? Are they in love, lust, like, or just lame? Sexy fun times returns: We missed you so much, brimpers.
Written by: Matt Fraction
Art & Cover by: Chip Zdarsky
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