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Image Comics April 2018 Solicitations

Written by Tim Midura on Tuesday, January 23 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

Image Comics April 2018 Solicitations

Highlights include Crude #1, Ice Cream Man #4, and Sleepless #5.


Source: Image Comics

ANALOG #1
STORY: GERRY DUGGAN
ART / COVER: DAVID O'SULLIVAN, JORDIE BELLAIRE
VARIANT COVER: DECLAN SHALVEY
APRIL 04 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

CHAPTER ONE Five years from now: the security of the internet has been totally destroyed. Secrets are no longer sent over the web, they're entrusted to armed couriers called "Ledger Men," like human punching-bag Jack McGinnis. He's got a gun in one hand and a briefcase handcuffed to the other. Danger lurks around every corner, and Jack has to watch his back—because he had a part in the cyber attack that changed the world. Get in on the ground floor of this new ongoing series and thrill as we slam Jack's fist into the faces of spies, mercs, fascists, and eventually less punchable adversaries like a very grumpy artificial intelligence. From your new favorite artist, DAVID O'SULLIVAN, and GERRY DUGGAN, The New York Times bestselling author of such indie titles as Deadpool, Star Wars: Chewbacca, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Uncanny Avengers!

Analog #1 Analog #1
ISOLA #1
STORY: BRENDEN FLETCHER, KARL KERSCHL
ART: KARL KERSCHL, MSASSYK
COVER: KARL KERSCHL
APRIL 04 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Childhood friends BRENDEN FLETCHER (MOTOR CRUSH) and Eisner Award-winning storyteller KARL KERSCHL (Gotham Academy) reunite on the comics page with a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making! The captain of the Royal Guard has fled the capital city with the Queen of Maar, suffering under the effects of an evil spell. Captain Rook's only hope of returning Queen Olwyn to her throne and saving the kingdom from impending war lies on an island half a world away—a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead. Featuring lush color work by MSASSYK (Gotham Academy) and letters by ADITYA BIDIKAR (MOTOR CRUSH). Recommended for fans of Studio Ghibli and the work of Hayao Miyazaki.

Isola #1
CRUDE #1
STORY: STEVE ORLANDO
ART / COVER: GARRY BROWN, LEE LOUGHRIDGE
APRIL 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Killers once feared Piotr Petrovich. Now, they've sent his son home to him—in a body bag. Haunted by his failures, Piotr journeys across Russia to learn what type of man his son really was, while hunting the bastards who killed him. And once Piotr finds them, they will learn to fear him once more.... GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer STEVE ORLANDO (VIRGIL, Midnighter) and artist GARRY BROWN (BLACK ROAD) deliver an emotional, bone-shattering account of murder, masculinity, and mayhem.

Crude #1
THE DEAD HAND #1
STORY: KYLE HIGGINS
ART / COVER: STEPHEN MOONEY, JORDIE BELLAIRE
APRIL 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"COLD WAR RELICS," Part One Carter Carlson was a highly decorated operative during the Cold War. But in the fall of 1991, as the Soviet Union collapsed, Carter discovered a secret that not only changed his life...but also altered the course of history. Now, as the mysterious "Dead Hand" threatens to end the world once again, the only thing standing in its way is the relationship between an old spy and a little boy.

The Dead Hand #1
SKYWARD #1
STORY: JOE HENDERSON
ART: LEE GARBETT, ANTONIO FABELA
COVER: LEE GARBETT
APRIL 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99

"MY LOW-G LIFE," Part One One day, gravity on earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. Twenty years later, humanity has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. And to Willa Fowler, a woman born just after G-day, it's...well, it's pretty awesome, actually. You can fly through the air! I mean, sure, you can also die if you jump too high. So you just don't jump too high. And maybe don't stumble into a dangerous plan to bring gravity back that could get you killed.... From writer JOE HENDERSON (showrunner of Fox's Lucifer) and artist LEE GARBETT (Lucifer, Loki: Agent of Asgard), SKYWARD is an adventure-filled exploration of our world turned upside down and a young woman's journey to find her place in it.

Skyward #1
CROSSROAD BLUES: A NICK TRAVERS GRAPHIC NOVEL OGN
STORY: ACE ATKINS
ART: MARCO FINNEGAN
COVER: CHRIS BRUNNER
APRIL 25 / 144 PAGES / BW / M / $14.99

After a New Orleans college professor goes missing while searching for the rumored lost recordings of bluesman Robert Johnson—who, as legend has it, sold his soul to the devil at a Mississippi crossroads—Nick Travers is sent to find him. Clues point to everyone from an eccentric albino named Cracker to a hitman who believes he is the second coming of Elvis Presley. From the Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist turned New York Times bestselling author ACE ATKINS, and artist MARCO FINNEGAN, comes a thrilling tale of crime and mystery that brings the history of the blues and the Mississippi Delta to life on every page.

Crossroad Blues: A Nick Travers Graphic Novel OGN
FEAR AGENT: FINAL EDITION, VOL. 1 TP
STORY: RICK REMENDER
ART: TONY MOORE, JEROME OPEÑA
COVER: TONY MOORE
APRIL 25 / 240 PAGES / FC / M / $19.99

The critically acclaimed hit series FEAR AGENT returns to Image Comics! The homecoming begins with a new series of master edition trades, each collecting 10 issues of RICK REMENDER, TONY MOORE, and JEROME OPEÑA's seminal pulp sci-fi classic! Veteran fans and new recruits alike can experience the whiskey-soaked, laser-scorched life of Heath Huston, the galaxy's last Fear Agent. Loaded with never-before-seen scripts, variant covers, designs, and concept art. When down-and-out alien exterminator Heath Huston stumbles upon an extraterrestrial plot to commit genocide against the human species, he must put down the bottle and resume his role as a peacekeeper...the last Fear Agent! Collects FEAR AGENT #1-10

Fear Agent: Final Edition, Vol. 1 TP
THE PERVERT OGN
STORY: MICHELLE PEREZ
ART / COVER: REMY BOYDELL
APRIL 25 / 160 PAGES / FC / M / $17.99

A surprisingly honest and touching account of a trans girl surviving through sex work in Seattle. With excerpts published in the Eisner-nominated anthology ISLAND, the full-color volume, drawn and painted by REMY BOYDELL, is an unflinching debut graphic novel. Written by MICHELLE PEREZ.

The Pervert OGN
SWING, VOL. 1 OGN
STORY: MATT HAWKINS, JENNI CHEUNG
ART / COVER: LINDA SEJIC
APRIL 25 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99

Spinning off from the universe of SUNSTONE comes a slice-of-life romantic story about a couple trying to regain the sexual energy from the beginning of their relationship by swinging with other couples. An emotional journey of two people fighting to stay in love.

Swing, Vol. 1 OGN
3 FLOYDS: ALPHA KING TP
STORY: BRIAN AZZARELLO, NICK FLOYD
ART / COVER: SIMON BISLEY
APRIL 18 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

BRIAN AZZARELLO, SIMON BISLEY & NICK FLOYD unite for a shocking fantasy epic that expands the world of 3 Floyds Brewing Co. into the bloodiest and most beer-soaked comic on the shelves. Collects 3 FLOYDS: ALPHA KING #1-5

3 Floyds: Alpha King TP
CLOVER HONEY SPECIAL EDITION TP
STORY / ART / COVER: RICH TOMMASO
APRIL 11 / 136 PAGES / BW / M / $12.99

IMAGE COMICS "ARTIST-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION" Abigail is an aspiring hitwoman out to prove her value to the family. She braves the wilds of Newark, overpriced parking, traffic jams, and bad hair days to track down Trevor, her former mentor, who is on the lam with a big briefcase full of mob dough. A beautifully revised, redrawn, and expanded special edition, approved by artist RICH TOMMASO.

Clover Honey Special Edition TP
DARK FANG, VOL. 1: EARTH CALLING TP
STORY: MILES GUNTER
ART / COVER: KELSEY SHANNON
MAY 09 / 120 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99

Her name is Valla. She is a vampire who has resided on the bottom of the ocean for a century. When her aquatic paradise is destroyed by a dark liquid plague, she travels to the surface in search of answers. What she finds is a world threatened by climate change and a civilization powerless to stop it. Eventually, mankind will be wiped out, and Valla will have no food supply. If she is to survive, then the fossil fuel industries must fall. Image Comics presents the first volume in the ecological action horror thrill ride by MILES GUNTER and KELSEY SHANNON. Collects DARK FANG #1-5

Dark Fang, Vol. 1: Earth Calling TP
EVOLUTION, VOL. 1 TP
STORY: JAMES ASMUS, JOSEPH KEATINGE, CHRISTOPHER SEBELA, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
ART / COVER: JOE INFURNARI, JORDAN BOYD
MAY 16 / 136 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

Human evolution has taken millions of years to get to this stage. But next week, we become something new. Around the world, humanity is undergoing rapid and unpredictable changes, and only three individuals seem to notice that their world is being reborn. But what can they do about it? Skybound unites writers JAMES ASMUS, JOSEPH KEATINGE, CHRISTOPHER SEBELA & JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and artists JOE INFURNARI & JORDAN BOYD to create a new global phenomenon. Collects EVOLUTION #1-6

Evolution, Vol. 1 TP
THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION, VOL. 1 TP
STORY / COVER: WES CRAIG
ART: TOBY CYPRESS
MAY 02 / 152 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

The supernatural world has gone berserk, and it's all tied to a powerful cult called the Black Temple. They want to unleash ancient dark gods on mankind and bring about the apocalypse. The only thing that stands in their way are Cole, Haley, and Ortiz. They're members of the Gravediggers Union, a brotherhood sworn to defend the living from the undead. At the center of the Black Temple's plan is a street kid named Morgan. She's the key to the coming apocalypse. Also, she's Cole's estranged daughter. To find her, the Gravediggers will have to contend with a witch who hates their guts, a former cult member who used to be the world's biggest movie star, yuppie vampires, steroid-zombies, junk golems...and no overtime pay. DEADLY CLASS co-creator WES CRAIG teams up with artist TOBY CYPRESS (Omega Men) to introduce you to the weird horror of THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION. Collects THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION #1-5

The Gravediggers Union, Vol. 1 TP
HACK/SLASH RESURRECTION, VOL. 1 TP
STORY: TINI HOWARD
ART: CELOR
COVER: TIM SEELEY, ADDISON DUKE
APRIL 25 / 136 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99

The fan-favorite title returns with hot new writer, TINI HOWARD! Cassie Hack has been living off the grid, but when a new monstrous threat arises to torment the kids at Camp Indigo River, it's time for Cassie to pick up the baseball bat once again! Gory, sexy, twisted, and funny...HACK IS BACK! Collects HACK/SLASH RESURRECTION #1-6

Hack/Slash Resurrection, Vol. 1 TP
HEAD LOPPER, VOL. 2: HEAD LOPPER AND THE CRIMSON TOWER TP
STORY / ART / COVER: ANDREW MACLEAN
APRIL 04 / 184 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99

In a quiet region of the world, an ancient evil stirs. The Crimson Tower is awake! Blood has not wet its face for an age, but the tower runs red once more. Warriors from distant lands are drawn to its gate with revenge, or glory, in their hearts. Many will enter, few will return. The Head Lopper and the living head of Agatha Blue Witch, with old friends and new, battle for their lives in HEAD LOPPER AND THE CRIMSON TOWER. Collects HEAD LOPPER #5-8

Head Lopper, Vol. 2: Head Lopper And The Crimson Tower TP
LAZARUS: SOURCEBOOK COLLECTION, VOL. 1 TP
STORY: GREG RUCKA, NEAL BAILEY, DAVID BROTHERS, ROBERT MACKENZIE, GARETH-MICHAEL SKARKA, DAVE WALKER, ERIC TRAUTMANN
ART: MICHAEL LARK, OWEN FREEMAN
COVER: ERIC TRAUTMANN
APRIL 25 / 152 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

Collecting the first three LAZARUS SOURCEBOOKS, covering the lands ruled by Carlyle, Hock, and Vassalovka, now in one volume. With revised and expanded content, including additions to reflect developments in LAZARUS as the series moves into the year X+67 with "FRACTURE," beginning summer of 2018.

Lazarus: Sourcebook Collection, Vol. 1 TP
PARADISO, VOL. 1: ESSENTIAL SINGULARITY TP
STORY: RAM V
ART / COVER: DEV PRAMANIK, DEARBHLA KELLY
MAY 16 / 136 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99

A cataclysmic event, now remembered only as "The Midnight," led to the collapse of civilization. Now, centuries after, the remnant of a mega-city named Paradiso is the only place on Earth where humanity still thrives. When Jack Kryznan arrives at the outskirts with a mysterious device capable of bringing dead technology to life, he sets off a power struggle that threatens to embroil the human settlers, bionic creatures known as Guardians, and Paradiso herself. Jack and his companions will begin their journey of self-discovery through this living city even as the city itself strives to understand what it means to be alive. Collects PARADISO #1-4

Paradiso, Vol. 1: Essential Singularity TP
THE BEEF #3 (OF 5)
STORY: RICHARD STARKINGS, TYLER SHAINLINE
ART: SHAKY KANE
COVER: SHAKY KANE, ROSS HELL
APRIL 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The hunt for The Beef leads back to the cowsheds. Vodino brings on the bacon. Would you like fries with that?

The Beef #3 (Of 5)
BLACK CLOUD #10
STORY: IVAN BRANDON, JASON LATOUR
ART / COVER: GREG HINKLE, MATT WILSON
APRIL 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"NO ESCAPE," Part Five Everything is on fire.

Black Cloud #10
CURSE WORDS #13
STORY: CHARLES SOULE
ART / COVER: RYAN BROWNE
VARIANT COVER: ZANDER CANNON
APRIL 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"THE HOLE DAMNED WORLD," Part Three It's the social event of the season! Ruby Stitch is throwing the biggest shindig New York City has ever seen, a true wizard party—consequences be damned! Meanwhile, Margaret is making friends in prison, and the demon Sizzajee reveals a fundamental, shocking truth about the nature of the Hole World.

Curse Words #13
CYBER FORCE (2018) #2
STORY: MATT HAWKINS, BRYAN HILL
ART / COVER: ATILIO ROJO
APRIL 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Stryker must reconcile with what he's become...and what's been done to his daughter Carin. There's little time for either of them, as the villain that threatens the world seeks to draft someone else to her cause: Killjoy.

Cyber Force (2018) #2
DAYS OF HATE #4 (OF 12)
STORY: ALES KOT
ART: DANIJEL ZEZELJ
COLORS: JORDIE BELLAIRE
COVER: DANIJEL ZEZELJ, TOM MULLER
APRIL 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The noose tightens.

Days Of Hate #4 (Of 12)
DEADLY CLASS #33
STORY: RICK REMENDER
ART / COVER: WES CRAIG
VARIANT COVER: JEFF STOKELY
APRIL 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"LOVE LIKE BLOOD," Part Two The streets of Puerto Peñasco run red as Marcus and Maria re-enter the world of shadows they'd fought and died to leave behind. The culmination of the entire series to date, LOVE LIKE BLOOD promises to tear apart hearts.

Deadly Class #33 Deadly Class #33
DEATH OF LOVE #3 (OF 5)
STORY: JUSTIN JORDAN
ART / COVER: DONAL DELAY, OMAR ESTÉVEZ
APRIL 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Nobody can see the Cupidae except Philo. This is a problem because they are all trying to kill him. So naturally, he does what anybody would do and doses his friends so they can see them, too. Annnnd now the Cupidae are trying to kill all of them.

Death Of Love #3 (Of 5)
DESCENDER #29
STORY: JEFF LEMIRE
ART / COVER / VARIANT COVER: DUSTIN NGUYEN
APRIL 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"THE END OF THE UNIVERSE," Part One A new, and possibly final (?!), storyline begins. As robots rise up all over the universe, overthrowing their human and alien persecutors, Telsa is faced with the ultimate decision: save Tim-21 or hand him over to her father and the United Galactic Council, which would end the war and uprising, but it would also be the end of Tim-21.

Descender #29 Descender #29
DISSONANCE #4
STORY: SINGGIH NUGROHO
ART: SAMI BASRI
COVER: VARSAM KURNIA
APRIL 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

After the world-shattering announcement about the Conscience Agreement, the world is no longer a safe place for everybody. Triggered by the immediate effect, Rex Mundi decided to stop Folke and Ghaergos at any cost.

Dissonance #4
DRY COUNTY #2
STORY / ART / COVER: RICH TOMMASO
APRIL 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Lou and his pal Rob canvas the entire southern region of Florida in search of Lou's missing girlfriend.

Dry County #2
ELSEWHERE #6
STORY: JAY FAERBER
ART / COVER: SUMEYYE KESGIN, RON RILEY
APRIL 04 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99

Amelia and DB face new threats on their journey across Korvath. But the biggest threat comes from within...!

Elsewhere #6
EVOLUTION #6
STORY: JAMES ASMUS, JOSEPH KEATINGE, CHRISTOPHER SEBELA, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
ART / COVER: JOE INFURNARI, JORDAN BOYD
APRIL 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Humanity is undergoing rapid evolution, and the rogue Dr. Hurley must take drastic measures to ensure humanity's safety. Meanwhile, Hannah discovers that the Catholic Church is harboring dangerous secrets, while Rochelle reveals a dreadful surprise to her girlfriend. Everything changes after this....

Evolution #6
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NICK WILSON #4 (OF 5)
STORY: EDDIE GORODETSKY, MARC ANDREYKO
ART / VARIANT COVER: IAN CHURCHILL
COVER: PETE WOODS
APRIL 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

When a mysterious crippled stranger appears on his doorstep, Nick Wilson discovers that the ramifications of his super-powered past actions have unfolded in unexpected ways.

The Further Adventures Of Nick Wilson #4 (Of 5) The Further Adventures Of Nick Wilson #4 (Of 5)
GASOLINA #7
STORY: SEAN MACKIEWICZ
ART / COVER: NIKO WALTER, MAT LOPES
APRIL 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Randy and Amalia have struck the first blow against the supernatural cartel, Los Queridos. As the couple arms themselves for war, they must also deal with becoming parents of a child with a very unique condition: he has a flesh-eating monster living in his chest.

Gasolina #7
GIDEON FALLS #2
STORY: JEFF LEMIRE
ART / COVER: ANDREA SORRENTINO
VARIANT COVER: CLIFF CHIANG
APRIL 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The brand-new supernatural mystery series by the acclaimed team of JEFF LEMIRE and ANDREA SORRENTINO (Old Man Logan, Green Arrow) continues. The mysteries of the "Black Barn" heighten as the reclusive Norton begins to unravel new clues just as a murder spree breaks out in the town of Gideon Falls. But how is it all connected?! The puzzle pieces begin to fall.

Gideon Falls #2
HIT-GIRL #3
STORY: MARK MILLAR
ART: RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ
COVER / VARIANT COVER: AMY REEDER
APRIL 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

HIT-GIRL IS BACK, and the body count is rising. Our violent adolescent superhero is slaughtering the city's bad guys, using a top hitman as her weapon. Yet, amid the blood, the gang fights, and assassinations, there is a grieving mother desperate for vengeance—a mother that will stop at nothing to get justice for her son. MARK MILLAR and RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ join forces for the third installment of Mindy's Colombian adventure.

Hit-Girl #3 Hit-Girl #3
ICE CREAM MAN #4
STORY: W. MAXWELL PRINCE
ART / COVER: MARTIN MORAZZO, CHRIS O'HALLORAN
VARIANT COVER: LYNN SCURFIELD
APRIL 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"EVERY GOOD BOY DOES FINE" Another woeful one-shot! Here, a guy named Joel has drinks with his best friend's estranged dad. As for the best friend? Well, I suppose you could say he's in a bit of a pickle.

Ice Cream Man #4 Ice Cream Man #4
I HATE FAIRYLAND #18
STORY / ART: SKOTTIE YOUNG
COVER: SKOTTIE YOUNG, JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU
COVER C: JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU
APRIL 04 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Find Duncan Dragon on a mission as he barges in on Larry, who is drinking heavily/finally settled down to pen his memoirs (apparently, someone asked...). Meanwhile, Horribella turns out to have resurrected a sinister bag of bones, They Who Shall Not Be Named, which is aggressively gathering power and has eyes on the entirety of Fairyland.

I Hate Fairyland #18 I Hate Fairyland #18
IMAGE+ #8
STORY: SCOTT SNYDER
ART: JOCK , MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
MARCH 28 / 80 PAGES / FC / E / $1.99

Volume two of the Diamond Gem Award-winning comics magazine IMAGE+ continues with all the hard-hitting content you love! This issue features 80 pages of interviews, previews, and in-depth features, plus exclusive comics content.

IMAGE+ remains your number-one source for news and information about Image Comics, and now's the perfect time to get in on the ground floor. IMAGE+ is once again available for the low, low price of FREE for anyone already purchasing a copy of Diamond's Previews.

Image+ #8
INFIDEL #2 (OF 5)
STORY: PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE
ART / COVER: AARON CAMPBELL, JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA
VARIANT COVER: DAVID MACK
APRIL 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The haunted house story for the new millennium continues. What is the secret behind the terrifying entities haunting Aisha's home? And as she discovers answers, will it be her family that pays the startling—and horrifying—price?

Infidel #2 (Of 5) Infidel #2 (Of 5)
KICK-ASS #3
STORY: MARK MILLAR
ART / COVER / VARIANT COVER: JOHN ROMITA JR.
APRIL 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

KICK-ASS IS BACK. Patience Lee's shaking up the city's organized crime rings to feed her family and give stolen money back to the community. But the enemies she's making have friends in low places, friends that will avenge their bosses come hell or high water. The city's most violent offender is fresh out of jail, and he's got Kick-Ass in his sights. The third installment of the high-octane, blood-soaked return of KICK-ASS from MARK MILLAR and JOHN ROMITA JR.

Kick-Ass #3 Kick-Ass #3
KILL OR BE KILLED #18
STORY: ED BRUBAKER
ART: SEAN PHILLIPS, ELIZABETH BREITWEISER
COVER: SEAN PHILLIPS
APRIL 18 / 40 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

While Dylan's been locked away inside, the vigilante has been running wild on the streets—but how is this possible? Featuring the return of Detective Lily Sharpe, who is hot on the trail of the masked man! And remember, each issue of KILL OR BE KILLED contains extra content and articles only available in the single issues.

Kill Or Be Killed #18
LAZARUS #27
STORY: GREG RUCKA
ART / COVER: MICHAEL LARK
APRIL 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"FRACTURE: PRELUDE," Part One Four years ago, Jonah Carlyle was spared execution by his sister, Forever. This is what happened next. The critically acclaimed series returns to set the stage for the events of X+67 and beyond—and the coming Fracture.

Lazarus #27
MAGE: THE HERO DENIED #8 (OF 15)
STORY / ART / COVER: MATT WAGNER
APRIL 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

MATT WAGNER's classic saga of comics fantasy continues in the third and final part of his epic MAGE trilogy. Kevin Matchstick's obsessive search for a mysterious creature has left his family vulnerable to attack from the Fairy Realms, even as the Umbra Sprite's bounty on the Pendragon's head leads to disaster. Faced with the unthinkable, Kevin must fight off devastating despair if his family has any hope to survive. MAGE: THE HERO DENIED is a 15-issue limited series climaxing in a double-sized finale. Issue number eight marks the halfway point for the series, which will, as previously announced, skip a month every fourth issue, returning with THE HERO DENIED #9 in June.

Mage: The Hero Denied #8 (Of 15)
MANIFEST DESTINY #36
STORY: CHRIS DINGESS
ART: MATTHEW ROBERTS, TONY AKINS, OWEN GIENI
COVER: MATTHEW ROBERTS, OWEN GIENI
APRIL 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

As the mutineers plead with Lewis and Clark to save them, they must decide what is best for the mission. Is this the end of the Corps of Discovery?

Manifest Destiny #36
MONSTRESS #16
STORY: MARJORIE LIU
ART / COVER: SANA TAKEDA
APRIL 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

As Maika descends into the labyrinthine lost world of the Shaman Empress, will Kippa find herself the victim of an unexpected treachery?

Monstress #16
MOONSHINE #9
STORY: BRIAN AZZARELLO
ART / COVER: EDUARDO RISSO
VARIANT COVER: FÁBIO MOON
APRIL 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"MISERY TRAIN," Part Three Lou Pirlo learns the dark art of snake-charming, but when things go horribly wrong, readers will learn whether there's enough swamp magic in all Louisiana to keep our boy alive.

Moonshine #9 Moonshine #9
MOONSTRUCK #6
STORY: GRACE ELLIS
ART / COVER: SHAE BEAGLE
COLORS: CAITLIN QUIRK
LETTERING: CLAYTON COWLES
APRIL 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $3.99

Welcome to the beginning of the second arc of MOONSTRUCK, that popular middle-grade/all-ages lesbian-werewolf-barista romance adventure you've been hearing so much about! Fresh off their latest hijinks, Julie and the gang try to unwind at a fraternity party hosted by a group of fairy bros. But like everything else in Blitheton, things are not as they first appear, and before you can say, "hey don't drink that or you'll be trapped in the fairy circle for all eternity," another round of magical hijinks has begun! This is a great place for new readers to jump into the story.

Moonstruck #6
NO. 1 WITH A BULLET #6 (OF 6)
STORY: JACOB SEMAHN
ART / COVER: JORGE CORONA
APRIL 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Good or bad, all things must come to an end. But which will it be for Nash and Violet? Find out in the explosive series finale of NO. 1 WITH A BULLET!

No. 1 With A Bullet #6 (Of 6)
OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #2
STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART: LORENZO DE FELICI, ANNALISA LEONI
COVER: LORENZO DE FELICI
APRIL 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Nathan's obsession with Oblivion has put a strain on every aspect of his life. His love for Heather is really put to the test now that he's closer than he's ever been to finding what he's truly looking for.

Oblivion Song By Kirkman & De Felici #2
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #36
STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART / COVER: PAUL AZACETA, ELIZABETH BREITWEISER
APRIL 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"INVASION," Conclusion There will be no going back from this. Rowland has taken things to a new level.

Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #36
PAPER GIRLS, VOL. 4 TP
STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART: CLIFF CHIANG, MATT WILSON
COVER: CLIFF CHIANG
APRIL 04 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99

The mind-bending, time-warping adventure from BRIAN K. VAUGHAN & CLIFF CHIANG continues as intrepid newspaper deliverer Tiffany is launched from the prehistoric past into the year 2000! In this harrowing version of our past, Y2K was even more of a cataclysm than experts feared, and the only person who can save the future is a 12-year-old girl from 1988. Collects PAPER GIRLS #16-20

Paper Girls, Vol. 4 TP
PRISM STALKER #2
STORY / ART: SLOANE LEONG
LETTERING: ARIANA MAHER
COVER: SLOANE LEONG, DARIUS OU
APRIL 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99

The shell of Vep's world is broken once more, and a thousand new stars call to her, each one a shining gem of possibility. Branching paths of potential are whittled away every second until one volatile star becomes her unalterable destination. What awaits her is just the beginning of testing the strength of her bounds and the limits of her will....

Prism Stalker #2
RAT QUEENS VOL. 2 #9
STORY: KURTIS J WIEBE
ART / COVER: OWEN GIENI
VARIANT COVER: LEILA DEL DUCA
APRIL 04 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"THE COLOSSAL MAGIC NOTHING," Part Four
Whatever happened to crazy, baldheaded Hannah? Why hasn't she been locked away in a dimensional prison? Dee comes face to face with the mysterious reality wizard and learns that she's behind it all.

Rat Queens Vol. 2 #9 Rat Queens Vol. 2 #9
REDNECK #12
STORY: DONNY CATES
ART: LISANDRO ESTHERREN, DEE CUNNIFFE
COVER: NICK PITARRA
APRIL 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

In the smoldering fallout of last issue's shocking ending, the Bowman clan must escape the tide of blood licking at their heels. But not everyone is fast enough to outrun the crashing waves....

Redneck #12
REGRESSION #9
STORY: CULLEN BUNN
ART: DANNY LUCKERT, MARIE ENGER
COVER: DANNY LUCKERT
APRIL 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Three past lives collide as Molly and Anton subject themselves to hypnotic regression. Even in the past, they were bound inexorably to the vile existence of Gregory Sutter. As Adrian fights for his sanity in the present, his friends pursue a fiend in the demon-haunted past.

Regression #9
ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN, VOL. 2 TP
STORY / ART / COVER: KYLE STARKS
APRIL 11 / 104 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

Jackson's mysterious history finally unravels. A massive battle atop a moving train. The Hobo Mafia and the feds close in for an actual war and Jackson's final battle with The Literal Devil. Pomona Slim, Hundred Cat, and Big Sis are all mixed up in the epic conclusion of the World's Toughest Hobo's search for the mythical Rock Candy Mountain. Collects ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #5-8

Rock Candy Mountain, Vol. 2 TP
ROSE #10
STORY: MEREDITH FINCH
ART / COVER: IG GUARA
VARIANT COVER: LOOPYDAVE, KEVIN MAGUIRE
APRIL 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99

"ROSE" As Rose struggles to prove her worthiness to become a Guardian, she is forced to make a heart-wrenching decision. Felix is stunned when a ghost from Ila's past attempts to prevent his escape from the evil queen's grip. And Drucilla is about to get her heart's desire. All this in the next exciting chapter of ROSE.

Rose #10 Rose #10 Rose #10
ROYAL CITY, VOL. 2: SONIC YOUTH TP
STORY / ART / COVER: JEFF LEMIRE
APRIL 18 / 120 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

A new chapter of superstar creator JEFF LEMIRE's critically acclaimed new series is here. In this second installment of bestselling author JEFF LEMIRE's (DESCENDER, PLUTONA, Sweet Tooth) ambitious new series, we travel back to the year 1993 and follow the then teenaged Pike siblings and see the last week of Tommy Pike's life unfold. The mysteries of his death and all the sins that now plague the Pike family are brought to light in this heartbreaking new storyline. Collects ROYAL CITY #6-10

Royal City, Vol. 2: Sonic Youth TP
RUMBLE (2017) #5
STORY: JOHN ARCUDI
ART: DAVID RUBIN, DAVE STEWART
COVER: DAVID RUBIN
VARIANT COVER: GABRIEL HERNÁNDEZ WALTA
APRIL 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"SOUL WITHOUT PITY," Part Five In the final chapter of the "SOUL WITHOUT PITY," we discover if Rathraq will go on being a heartless badass or if he's truly changed. And the ghosts of a primal conflict rage on!

Rumble (2017) #5 Rumble (2017) #5
SAGA #51
STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART / COVER: FIONA STAPLES
APRIL 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Tabloid reporters Upsher and Doff have uncovered the scoop of the century, but what will it cost Hazel and her family?

Saga #51
SAVAGE DRAGON #233
STORY / ART / COVER: ERIK LARSEN
APRIL 04 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"CHASING THE DRAGONS" The reality show starring Malcolm Dragon's ever-growing family debuts, and impending doom is just around the corner! Another outstanding achievement from award-winning writer/artist ERIK LARSEN.

Savage Dragon #233
SAVAGE DRAGON: MERGING OF MULTIPLE EARTHS TP
STORY / ART / COVER: ERIK LARSEN
APRIL 18 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $19.99

The awe-inspiring MERGING OF MULTIPLE EARTHS turns Malcolm Dragon's entire world upside down! The dramatic death of the Savage Dragon! Chicago in ruins! President Donald Trump forces Malcolm Dragon and family into exile! A new life in Toronto, Canada! Another wild ride from award-winning writer/artist ERIK LARSEN. Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #223-227

Savage Dragon: Merging Of Multiple Earths TP
SCALES & SCOUNDRELS #8
STORY: SEBASTIAN GIRNER
ART / COVER: GALAAD
APRIL 04 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $3.99

Out of the Dragon's Maw and on the path to new adventures, Luvander stumbles upon a group of roaming mercenaries in search of a fabled homeland they've never seen but would do anything to get back to. A homeland they shared with dragons....

Scales & Scoundrels #8
SEX CRIMINALS #24
STORY: MATT FRACTION
ART / COVER: CHIP ZDARSKY
APRIL 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"FIVE-FINGERED DISCOUNT," Part Four The long-awaited return of the most beloved piece of the SEX CRIMINALS phenomenon that took the comics world by storm: the eight-panel grid! Wait, what do you mean you didn't even notice it was gone? How dare you!

Sex Criminals #24 Sex Criminals #24
SLEEPLESS #5
STORY: SARAH VAUGHN
ART / COVER: LEILA DEL DUCA, ALISSA SALLAH
VARIANT COVER: AMY REEDER
APRIL 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99

Poppy confronts Princess Rellen about the assassination attempts. Cyrenic's Sleeplessness takes a greater toll on him.

Sleepless #5 Sleepless #5
SPAWN #285
STORY: TODD MCFARLANE
ART: JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER
COVER / VARIANT COVER: TODD MCFARLANE, PHILIP TAN
APRIL 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99

Spawn's new powers continue to manifest as he finds he's able to do things he never could before.

Spawn #285 Spawn #285
STRAY BULLETS: SUNSHINE & ROSES #35
STORY / ART / COVER: DAVID LAPHAM
APRIL 25 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99

Kretchmeyer hatches a plan to find Beth and finally get revenge, but Vic's impending wedding may upset his plans.

Stray Bullets: Sunshine & Roses #35
THROWAWAYS #14
STORY: CAITLIN KITTREDGE
ART / COVER: STEVEN SANDERS
APRIL 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

It's a story Abby and Dean know well—a popular politician, a lone gunman, and lives shattered. But that's where the story they know stops, because when ULTRA is involved, nobody is innocent, dead people don't tend to stay that way, and Dean is about to meet the Alpha subject who's been haunting his dreams for months—with earth-shattering results.

Throwaways #14
UNDERWINTER, VOL. 2: A FIELD OF FEATHERS TP
STORY / ART / COVER: RAY FAWKES
APRIL 18 / 112 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

The enemy is defeated but not destroyed, and his influence is spreading. A family is torn apart by the Hidden Curse, sending a desperate father on the run with his children, fleeing the horrifying transformation that's overtaken their mother. A standalone story set in the frightening world of UNDERWINTER by award-winning creator RAY FAWKES. Collects UNDERWINTER: A FIELD OF FEATHERS #1-5

Underwinter, Vol. 2: A Field Of Feathers TP
VS #3
STORY: IVAN BRANDON
ART / COVER: ESAD RIBIC
VARIANT COVER: ESAD RIBIC, TOM MULLER
APRIL 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Flynn struggles with a series of humiliating defeats...that are making him more popular than ever! As a new generation of gladiators is unleashed on the battlefield, they're none too happy with a soldier who refuses to stay dead.

Vs #3
THE WALKING DEAD #178
STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, CLIFF RATHBURN
COVER: CHARLIE ADLARD, DAVE STEWART
APRIL 04 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99

"NEW WORLD ORDER," Part Four Princess unleashed—It's possible Princess doesn't quite fit in at the Commonwealth.

The Walking Dead #178
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #35
STORY: KIERON GILLEN
ART / COVER: JAMIE MCKELVIE, MATT WILSON
VARIANT COVER: YOSHI YOSHITANI
APRIL 04 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"MOTHERING INVENTION," Part Two Once More We Return to the Once More We Return.

The Wicked + The Divine #35 The Wicked + The Divine #35
WITCHBLADE (2017) #5
STORY: CAITLIN KITTREDGE
ART / COVER: ROBERTA INGRANATA
APRIL 04 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"LIFE AFTER," Part Five How do you stop a demon that could be anyone, anywhere in New York City? Alex better figure it out fast because among other tricks, this demon has the NYPD convinced Alex is guilty of murder, and the Witchblade is on the run.

Witchblade (2017) #5
YOUNGBLOOD #11
STORY: CHAD BOWERS
ART / COVER: JIM TOWE
VARIANT COVER: ROB LIEFELD
APRIL 11 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

"A TALE OF TWO YOUNGBLOODS" Japan formally endorses Youngblood, putting them directly at odds with the U.S.'s own Youngblood initiative. Can a trip overseas be far behind for President Diehard?

Youngblood #11
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