The Outhouse brings you Image Comics solicitations for February 2012.
THIEF OF THIEVES # 1story ROBERT KIRKMAN & NICK SPENCERart / cover SHAWN MARTINBROUGHFEBRUARY 832 PAGES / FC/ T$2.99
Conrad Paulson lives a secret double life as master thief Redmond. There is nothing he can't steal, nothing he can't have... except for the life he left behind. Now, with a grown son he hardly knows, and an ex-wife he never stopped loving, Conrad must try to piece together what's left of his life, before the FBI finally catch up to him... but it appears they are the least of his worries.THE DARKNESS #100story PHIL HESTERart ROMANO MOLENAARcover A JEREMY HAUNcover B TODD McFARLANEcover C MICHAEL GOLDENcover D MICHAEL BROUSSARD & SUNNY GHOFEBRUARY 1548 PAGES / FC / M$4.99
LANDMARK ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!
Just in time for the release of THE DARKNESS II video game from 2K Games and Digital Extremes, Top Cow proudly releases the over-sized 100th issue of one of their flagship characters. Long time writer PHIL HESTER (Wonder Woman, Green Hornet) concludes his epic run on the series with artist ROMANO MOLENAAR (THE DARKNESS II : CONFESSION) as Darkness bearer, Jackie Estacado comes face-to-face with the source of his power and misery – the Darkness itself! And only one of them will walk away...
Featuring covers by such lumineries as TODD McFARLANE (SPAWN) and MICHAEL GOLDEN (The Nam, Micronauts, SPAWN) alongside THE DARKNESS artists JEREMY HAUN and MICHAEL BROUSSARD!ALPHA GIRL #1story JEAN-PAUL BONJOUR & JEFF ROENNINGart / cover ROBERT LOVE, DANA SHUKARTSI & DIEGO SIMONEFEBRUARY 132 PAGES / FC / M$2.99
It's 1984, and Judith is your typical 17 year old. She chain smokes, cuts class, sells her tampons to perverts, and she just might be the last sane woman left on the planet. When a third-rate cosmetics company creates a pheromone that turns women into crazed man-eaters, the world dives into chaos. Judith must break her little brother out of juvie, all the while dodging rabid women and the men who hunt them. Already a proven survivor, she picks up some interesting strays along the way and kicks some serious zombie ass! Judith is Alpha Girl!GLORY #23story JOE KEATINGEart & cover ROSS CAMPBELLvariant cover ROB LIEFELDFEBRUARY 1532 PAGES / FC / T+$2.99
"ONCE AND FUTURE," Part One
EXTREME'S ORIGINAL WARRIOR GODDESS RETURNS!
After missing for almost a decade, Glory's whereabouts are uncovered by a lone reporter, but the globe-spanning conspiracy keeping her hidden from humanity could make her return more dangerous than anyone ever anticipated! This first issue of an brand-new saga written by Eisner & Harvey-award winner JOE KEATINGE and illustrated by Wet Moon and Shadoweyes creator ROSS CAMPBELL sets up Glory's future by expanding on her past in a way promising to shock long-time fans and excite all-new readers!NO PLACE LIKE HOME #1story ANGELO TIROTTOart / cover RICHARD JORDANvariant cover IAN CHURCHILLFEBRUARY 2232 pages / FC / M$2.99
Dee's life is in turmoil when her parents are killed in a freak tornado. Returning to Kansas for the funeral after five years in LA, Dee discovers Emeraldsville is the same unexciting place it was when she left - until the bizarre unexplained murders begin.
With an unknown killer closing in, the events of one night in 1959 begin to unravel as a portal to a world of horror opens, a portal paved with yellow bricks...PETER PANZERFAUST #1story KURTIS J. WIEBEart & cover TYLER JENKINSFEBRUARY 1532 Pages / FC / M$3.50
"THE GREAT ESCAPE," Part One
The city of Calais is the first city in France to fall to the Germans in the spring of 1940. A mysterious American boy named Peter rallies a handful of plucky French orphans and they must work together to survive Europe's darkest hour.
From the writer of the critically acclaimed GREEN WAKE and THE INTREPIDS comes a new ongoing series: PETER PANZERFAUST, a high energy action story that blends Red Dawn with Peter Pan.BETWEEN GEARS TPstory / art / cover NATALIE NOURIGATFEBRUARY 22304 PAGES BW T+$19.99
This honest, autobiographical account of a college senior's life will transport you to the land of Jell-O shots, term papers, job interviews, road trips, and sanguine optimism in the face of uncertainty and change. Trade paperback collects the comic in its entirety, with 30 pages of new material!QUEEN CRAB HCstory JIMMY PALMIOTTIart ARTIZ EIGURENcover SAS CHRISTIANFEBRUARY 164 PAGES / FC / MSTANDARD$12.99
In the tradition of David Lynch and Stephen King comes the story of a young woman dealing with the insanity of the world around her. Meet Ginger, a twenty-something office girl that lives her life one boring day at a time until on her wedding night, her new husband tries to kill her...and it goes horribly wrong. This special hardcover graphic novel is a story of revenge, lust, violence and insanity brought to you by JIMMY PALMIOTTI (Jonah Hex, Painkiller Jane) and featuring the art of ARTIZ EIGUREN, as well as a cover by award winning illustrator SAS CHRISTIAN, and also featuring pin-ups by AMANDA CONNER and more!ARTIFACTS ORIGINS: FIRST BORN TPstory RON MARZart STJEPAN SEJIC, LUKE ROSS, STEPHEN SADOWSKI, RICK LEONARDI, & RYAN SOOKcover STJEPAN SEJICFEBRUARY 1216 PAGES / FC / T+STANDARD$19.99
DISCOVER THE SEEDS OF ARTIFACTS!
Top Cow launches the "Origins" line of ARTIFACTS trades with one of the stories that led to the event that forever changed the landscape of the Top Cow Universe! The birth of Sara Pezzini's daughter Hope reignited the dormant war between the Darkness and the Angelus, set the bearer of the Witchblade on the path to "War of the Witchblades" and set the stage for ARTIFACTS. Find out how in this re-branded and expanded trade collection!
Written by Top Cow Universe architect RON MARZ (WITCHBLADE, MAGDALENA) and featuring art from STJEPAN SEJIC (ARTIFACTS), STEPHEN SADOWSKI (Project Superpowers), LUKE ROSS (Captain America), RICK LEONARDI (Fear Itself) and RYAN SOOK (MAGDALENA, Wednesday Comics) this collections features the complete First Born event!
Collects ARTIFACTS #1-#3, WITCHBLADE #110-#112 and FIRST BORN: AFTERMATH.EMITOWN, VOL. 2 TPstory / art / cover EMI LENOXFEBRUARY 22400 PAGES BW T+$24.99
EMI LENOX's day by day autobiographical sketch journey continues in the second volume of EmiTown! Life gets serious in year two with complications of a relationship, the loss of a job, and the excitement of a blooming career. Widely acclaimed for her different approach to diary comics, Emi illustrates each day with humor and brilliance.HACK/SLASH, VOL. 10 TP: DEAD CELEBRITIESstory TIM SEELEY & BENITO CERENOart by DAN LEISTER & ARIEL ZUCKER-BRULLcover by RODIN ESQUEJOFEBRUARY 8160 PAGES / FC / T+$16.99
Cassie and Vlad face off against a celebrity killer and their star struck fans, an all-powerful goddess, and Victor Crowley, star of the HATCHET film series! Meanwhile, intrepid former teen detective, Cat Curio makes her play to join the crew.
Collects HACK/SLASH #5-8 and HACK/SLASH ANNUAL 3: HATCHET/SLASHINVINCIBLE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VOL. 7 HCstory ROBERT KIRKMANart RYAN OTTLEYcover RYAN OTTLEY & JOHN RAUCHFEBRUARY 15384 PAGES/ FC/ T$39.99
At last: the seventh hardcover collection of the greatest superhero comic in the universe! This volume reprints the Viltrumite War storyline, as well as the stories showing the ripple effects on Earth resulting from Mark's decisions following that landmark battle.
Collects INVINCIBLE #71-84KING CITY TPstory / art / cover BRANDON GRAHAMFEBRUARY 22424 PAGES / BW / M$19.99
The long-awaited collection of the complete KING CITY series is here, full of full on comic book games, puzzles and wordplay!
Joe is a catmaster, trained to use his cat as any tool or weapon. His best friend Pete falls in love with an alien he's forced to sell into green slavery,
while his ex Anna watches her Xombie War veteran boyfriend turn into the drug he's addicted to.
King City, an underbelly of a town Run by spy gangs and dark dark magic with mystery down every alleyway.
Collects KING CITY #1-12NEAR DEATH, VOL. 1 TPstory JAY FAERBERart SIMONE GUGLIELMINIcover TOMM COKER & DANIEL FREEDMANFEBRUARY 22120 PAGES / FC / T+$9.99
The critically acclaimed crime series is collected for the first time, featuring exclusive bonus material. Meet Markham, a professional killer who has a near death experience during a botched mission. Determined to avoid ever returning to the Hell he glimpsed, Markham has dedicated himself to balancing the scales. He's going to save a life for every life he's taken. And he's taken a lot of lives...
Collects NEAR DEATH #1-5PIGS, VOL. 1: HELLO CRUEL WORLD TPstory NATE COSBY & BEN McCOOLart BRENO TAMURA with WILL SLINEYcover JOCKFEBRUARY 1112 PAGES / FC / M$12.99
In 1962, a KGB sleeper cell was placed in Cuba. Half a century later, the cell's children are assigned to overthrow the American government. But why...and why now?
NATE COSBY (Jim Henson's Storyteller), BEN McCOOL (CHOKER, MEMOIR) and BRENO TAMURA present an uncompromising vision of the Cold War and modern terrorism.
Collects PIGS #1-4PILOT SEASON 2012 TPstory TOP COW'S FINESTart TOP COW'S FINESTcover TOP COW'S FINESTFEBRUARY 29192 PAGES / FC / T+STANDARD SIZE$19.99
THE BIGGEST PILOT SEASON TO DATE!
Top Cow's annual institution returns with its most ambitious lineup to date and this collection has it all. Every year, Top Cow releases a number of self-contained "pilot issues" featuring brand-new properties and then puts fans in control by having them vote to determine which one series will continue.
This year's line up features eight competing titles including genres as diverse as survival horror, police procedural, post apocalyptic sci-fi, chase action-adventure, monster horror, and supernatural. Add in creators including established comic industry pros, first time creators, screenwriters, and even a NFL football star and this Pilot Season collection is a must have!
Collects PILOT SEASON: THE TEST #1, PILOT SEASON: CITY OF REFUGE #1, PILOT SEASON: THE BEAUTY #1, PILOT SEASON: FLESHDIGGER #1, PILOT SEASON: MISDIRECTION #1, PILOT SEASON: ANONYMOUS #1, PILOT SEASON: SERAPH #1, and PILOT SEASON: THEORY OF EVERYTHING #1.SAMURAI'S BLOOD, VOL. 1 TPstory OWEN WISEMANart NAM KIMcover JO CHENFEBRUARY 29188 PAGES / FC / T$14.99
In feudal Japan, an era when lineage defined you, three teenagers must make their way through the world hiding their identities in order to find their destinies. As their village burns behind them, they are headed for a city they'd heard about only in stories. The three young samurai must now struggle to stay alive and take vengeance on the evil usurper who has destroyed the rest of their clan and the only world they'd ever known. Will they rise on the tides of vengeance, or they will they fall on the swords of fate?SPAWN 20th ANNIVERSARY POSTER #1 (of 4)art GREG CAPULLOFEBRUARY 1524" x 36" / FC$9.99
Come celebrate 20 years of Spawn with us! The first installment of our 2012 quarterly poster program starts now with this memorable digitally painted piece from master Spawn artist GREG CAPULLO. Look for 3 more posters to be released later this year in this poster series. Size is perfect for framing to showcase this stellar art!THE ACTIVITY #3story NATHAN EDMONDSONart & cover MITCH GERADSFEBRUARY 1532 PAGES / FC / T+$3.50
"THE LONG RIDE HOME"
After a mission turns to disaster, Team Omaha must deal with trust and failure, and Leslie learns a lesson from veteran DELTA operators.ARTIFACTS #16story RON MARZart / cover STJEPAN SEJICFEBRUARY 832 PAGES / FC / T$3.99
"SEARCH FOR THE ANGELUS," Part Three
Here's what we can tell you: Tom Judge and his companion, clairvoyant Tilly Grimes have discovered something is wrong with the world. Their discovery has prompted them to embark on a mission to track down the bearers of the 13 Artifacts. But isn't that what caused problems the last time? RON MARZ (MAGDALENA, SHINKU) and STJEPAN SEJIC (ANGELUS) continue the story of the Top Cow Universe in directions that will top everything that has come before!AVENGELYNE #8story ROB LIEFELD & MARK POULTONart OWEN GIENIcover A ROB LIEFELDcover B OWEN GIENIcover C JON MALINFEBRUARY 2932 PAGES / FC / T+$2.99
"THE HUNT," Part Two
The War Dogs are hot on the trail of Priest, as Avengelyne tries to convince the troubled vigilante to turn himself in. However, Passover has different plans for Father Michael... namely showing him the true face of death! Plus, an "Extreme Origins" back-up written by MARK POULTON with art by a guest artist!BLUE ESTATE #9story VIKTOR KALVACHEV & ANDREW OSBORNEart VIKTOR KALVACHEV, TOBY CYPRESS & NATHAN FOXcover VIKTOR KALVACHEVFEBRUARY 832 PAGES / FC / M$2.99
Bullets and bodily fluids fly when uneasy allies face off against ruthless killers in part nine of this fast, funny 100% cool smash hit crime series. See who gets iced, who turns up the heat and who fancies a shag in a Hollywood hot tub as Blue Estate enters the home stretch! (But wait! There's more...at www.BlueEstateComic.com!)THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN: DISINTERRED #2 (of 6)story DAVID HINEart & cover SHAKY KANEFEBRUARY 2232 PAGES / FC / M$3.99
"TALES FROM THE HAUNTED JAZZ CLUB"
Red Wraith recounts three tall tales of love and mutilation. An incompetent doctor performs surgery on his beloved wife, a beatnik learns that sexual inexperience, marijuana and sharp instruments make a dangerous mix, and a woman with a morbid fear of human hair discovers that a bald body can still be hairy inside.ELEPHANTMEN #40story RICHARD STARKINGSart TONY PARKERcover TONY PARKER & BOO COOKFEBRUARY 2240 PAGES / FC / M$3.99
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep artist TONY PARKER illustrates this issue as Destiny's father tracks down the Silencer intent on revenge – and Panya decides that's NOT okay with her.FATALE #2story ED BRUBAKERart & cover SEAN PHILLIPScolors DAVE STEWARTFEBRUARY 132 PAGES / FC / M$3.50
The second issue of the hottest new series of 2012 is here! In modern times, Nicholas Lash searches for answers about the mysterious woman who ruined his life, while in the mid-1950s, reporter Dominic Raines is drawn down that same murderous path... The award-winning team of Brubaker and Phillips keeps the heat on high in this epic horror noir.GREEN WAKE #10story KURTIS J. WIEBEart / cover RILEY ROSSMOFEBRUARY 2932 PAGES / FC / M$3.99
"LOST CHILDREN," Part Five
The tragic finale of Lost Children culminates with final retribution against one of Green Wake's occupants. Morley unlocks an integral clue to his first steps in uncovering Green Wake's earliest secrets.HACK/SLASH #13story TIM SEELEYart DANIEL LEISTERcover A TIM SEELEY & ALAN PASSALAQUAcover B BEN TEMPLESMITHFEBRUARY 2232 PAGES / FC / T+$3.50
"MONSTER BAITING," Part Two
Witness the terror that is half snake, half giant ape: GORILLACONDA! Also, Cat Curio thinks there's something rotten in South America, there's slashers galore, and Cassie totally has sex.HAUNT #23story JOE CASEYart & cover NATHAN FOXFEBRUARY 2932 PAGES / FC / T+$2.99
NATHAN FOX returns as the Kilgore brothers return to New York City! As Daniel begins to pick up the pieces of his shattered life, powerful forces are conspiring to enact the ultimate revenge. Beware the unholy horror of... the Fire Wraith!HEART #4 (of 4)story BLAIR BUTLERart / cover KEVIN MELLONFEBRUARY 1532 PAGES / BW / M$2.99
It all comes down to this. The shocking outcome of a pivotal fight forces M.M.A. brawler Oren "Rooster" Redmond to reconsider his future inside – and outside – the cage. Don't miss the conclusion to this violent tale from artist KEVIN MELLON (LOVESTRUCK) and writer BLAIR BUTLER (G4's "Attack of the Show").INVINCIBLE #90story ROBERT KIRKMANart & cover RYAN OTTLEY
& JOHN RAUCHFEBRUARY 1532 PAGES / FC / T+$2.99
Everything is different now.THE LAST OF THE GREATS #5story JOSHUA HALE FIALKOVart / cover A by BRENT PEEPLEScover B by MATTHEW DOW SMITHFEBRUARY 832 PAGES / FC / M$2.99
"THE DEAL," Part Five
Meet mankind's last hope for survival. He's called The Last, and he hates our guts.
As the Last faces the Child, all hell breaks loose with the fate of mankind in the balance. Will this be the beginning of a new era or the end of humanity?THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY #11story S. STEVEN STRUBLEart / cover SINA GRACEFEBRUARY 2932 PAGES / FC / T$2.99
"THREE SKETCHES OF A WORKPLACE CRUSH"
New job? Check. New crush? Check. Know her name? Not making that mistake again. How will the Li'l Depressed Boy handle such close proximity to a girl he likes.MONDO #2 (of 3)story, art & cover TED McKEEVERFEBRUARY 132 PAGES / BW / MGOLDEN-AGE FORMAT$4.99
What's considered normal on Venice Beach is totally outrageous everywhere else. So when the radioactively-mutated MONDO shows battling a hoard of mutated chickens, a gang of tattooed babies and a giant monster from the ocean's depths, all amidst the Mayor's dredging up the beach shoreline in search of a legendary Ferris wheel, you've got the making of an all-out gargantuan battle the likes the balmy town has never seen before!MORIARTY #9story DANIEL COREYart & cover ANTHONY DIECIDUEFEBRUARY 1532 PAGES / FC / T$2.99
"THE LAZARUS TREE," Conclusion
Moriarty and Blair make their way into the jungle in search of the Tree, and a final deadly confrontation awaits...MORNING GLORIES #18story NICK SPENCERart JOE EISMAcover RODIN ESQUEJOFEBRUARY 1532 PGS / FC / M$2.99
"P.E. – The Conclusion"NANCY IN HELL (ON EARTH) #2 (of 4)story EL TORRESart ENRIQUE LOPEZ LORENZANAcolor FRAN GAMBOAFEBRUARY 2932 PAGES / FC / M$3.99
Sheltered in a jail, San Diego evacuees are visited by Angels. Lucifer has an strange relationship with the jail inmates. Nancy doesn't like the words coming from Gabrielle the Archangel... is God really dead? Strange alliances are being sealed in the city tainted by the opened Gates of Hell!PIGS #6story NATE COSBY & BEN McCOOLart BRENO TAMURAcover CHRISTIAN WARDFEBRUARY 1532 PAGES / FC / M$2.99
The ongoing sleeper cell adventures continue, by NATE COSBY (Jim Henson's Storyteller), BEN McCOOL (CHOKER, MEMOIR), and BRENO TAMURA.PROPHET #22story BRANDON GRAHAMart / cover SIMON ROYFEBRUARY 2232 PAGES / FC / T+$2.99
John Prophet on a mission to restart the God satellite has to join an alien caravan in order to cross a deadly desert of defunked giant robots.REED GUNTHER #8story SHANE HOUGHTONart & cover CHRIS HOUGHTONFEBRUARY 132 PAGES / FC / E$2.99
"REAL LADIES PUNCH HARDER"
Tough-gal Starla has an identity crisis when Reed makes fun of her for acting uncharacteristically "lady-like". Starla mistakenly disrupts sacred burial ground when getting back at Reed and must fight off resurrected Indian mummies!
A DONE-IN-ONE ADVENTURE!SAVAGE DRAGON #179story / art / cover ERIK LARSEN FEBRUARY 132 PAGES / FC / T+$3.50
Earth is overrun! Murderous aliens hellbent on earth's destruction walk the planet and Malcolm and Angel Dragon are powerless to stop them! Meanwhile, across the universe, Dragon has to contend with a planet which has already fallen to these killers!SEVERED #7 (of 7)story SCOTT SNYDER & SCOTT TUFTart / cover ATTILA FUTAKIFEBRUARY 832 PAGES / FC / M$2.99
"HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS"
In 1916, a boy runs away from home in search of his father. But along the way he meets a salesman with sharp teeth and a hunger for flesh. SCOTT SNYDER (AMERICAN VAMPIRE, BATMAN, SWAMP THING), SCOTT TUFT and ATTILA FUTAKI (NYT Best-Selling-Artist: PERCY JACKSON) comes the most terrifying horror series of the year. Be there for the thrilling conclusion.SPAWN #216story WILL CARLTONart SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANEcover MICHAEL GOLDENFEBRUARY 132 PAGES / FC / T+$2.99
"THE GATHERING STORM," Part Four
Who is Jim Downing? Or, more importantly, who WAS Jim Downing?
Very powerful people have worked very hard to keep Jim, and the world, in the dark about who he really is. Old truths are set to be revealed as the first pieces of the newest Hellspawn's mysterious past begin to fall into place, following last issue's shocking cliffhanger.THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #5 (of 6)story JUSTIN JORDANart / cover TRADD MOOREFEBRUARY 132 PAGES / FC / M$2.99
Luther tries to rescue Petra, and things end bloody. Meanwhile, Pete and Luther's Mom are left alone to face something unimaginably worse. Not everyone gets out of this issue alive. The penultimate issue of the hit series.
THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #1 (SECOND PRINTING)SUPER DINOSAUR #9story ROBERT KIRKMANart / cover JASON HOWARDFEBRUARY 2232 PAGES/FC$2.99
Super Dinosaur and Derek Dynamo must team up with the dreaded Squidious – one of their most fearsome foes, in order to defeat The EXILE! If his master plan cannot be thwarted, all of humanity is lost!THE WALKING DEAD #94story ROBERT KIRKMANart / cover CHARLIE ADLARD
& CLIFF RATHBURNFEBRUARY 2932 PAGES / BW / M$2.99
They are unprepared for this.WITCHBLADE #154story TIM SEELEYart DIEGO BERNARD & FRED BENEScover A JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHERcover B DIEGO BERNARD & FRED BENESFEBRUARY 2232 PAGES / FC / T+$2.99
"UNBALANCED PIECES", Part Four
Sara Pezzini only wants to repay Cain Jorgonson by rescuing him, but the cult of the mysterious Fleshblade stands firmly in her way. The new creative team of TIM SEELEY (HACK/SLASH) and DIEGO BERNARD (The Man With No Name) continue their genre bending run on WITCHBLADE!XENOHOLICS #5story JOSHUA WILLIAMSONart SETH DAMOOSEcover DAN DUNCANFEBRUARY 2232 PAGES / FC/ M$3.50
"THE TRUTH IS HERE!"
Who kidnapped the Professor? Did a UFO land in New York City? Who is telling the truth about being abducted and who is lying? The answers to all those questions and more are in this issue as the Xenoholics are once again taken by aliens. But are the aliens friends... or Foes?http://188.8.131.52/index.php/news/comics-news/17276-image-comics-solicitations-for-february-2012.html/