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June 2

SPAWN #192
ENDGAME, Part Eight
Realizing that there is no one he can fully trust, Jim sets out on his own, growing increasingly paranoid and desperate for answers regarding his identity. As he becomes more and more reliant on the Spawn entity to sustain him, enemies begin closing in from all sides. Meanwhile, detectives Sam and Twitch make a surprising discovery. Brought to you by TODD McFARLANE, WHILCE PORTACIO and BRIAN HOLGUIN.


Witchblade / Darkness / Angelus : blood on the sand

A tale starring Witchblade, The Darkness, and The Angelus pulled from the sands of time surfaces in June!
Set in 13th Century Arabia, Blood on the Sands tells the tale of three different bearers of the Top Cow Universes Trinity. In the harsh environment of the Arabian desert a pair of sisters struggle with the burden of the Witchblade, while a Darkness lord seeks to corrupt an inexperienced bearer of the Angelus. Brought to you by newcomer Philip W. Smith (The Gelding) and the artistic talents of Sheldon Mitchell (Witchblade Annual), Tom Grindberg (Teen Titans, The Outsiders), and up and comer Jeff Wamester (Dark Horse Presents).


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Re: Image/WildStorm/Top Cow books of interest coming out this week
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 01:00:53 PM »
June 10

SAVAGE DRAGON #149

story, art & cover ERIK LARSEN

32 PAGES, FC, $3.50

Dart.


Witchblade / Darkness / Angelus : blood on the sand

A tale starring Witchblade, The Darkness, and The Angelus pulled from the sands of time surfaces in June!
Set in 13th Century Arabia, Blood on the Sands tells the tale of three different bearers of the Top Cow Universes Trinity. In the harsh environment of the Arabian desert a pair of sisters struggle with the burden of the Witchblade, while a Darkness lord seeks to corrupt an inexperienced bearer of the Angelus. Brought to you by newcomer Philip W. Smith (The Gelding) and the artistic talents of Sheldon Mitchell (Witchblade Annual), Tom Grindberg (Teen Titans, The Outsiders), and up and comer Jeff Wamester (Dark Horse Presents).


GEN 13 #30

Written by Scott Beatty: Art and Cover by Mike Huddleston
On the road again in their pursuers' post-apocalyptic RV, the kids race to save a mortally wounded teammate! But a stopover in a small town governed by Super-Villains might spell doom for the entire team! It's Gen13 versus the "lost generation" from NUMBER OF THE BEAST as the kids get schooled in what it means to be super.


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Re: Image/WildStorm/Top Cow books of interest coming out this week
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009, 12:01:18 AM »
I would comment on what a mess the Spawn series is in right now but Ill pass  ::)

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Re: Image/WildStorm/Top Cow books of interest coming out this week
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009, 09:58:18 AM »
June 17


GEARS OF WAR SOURCEBOOK

Written by Joshua Ortega; Art by Federico Dallocchio, Liam Sharp, Andy Smith, Brandon Badeaux, Doug Mahnke and others; Cover by Stephen Platt
A great jumping-on point for new readers! We've gathered together some of the most enthusiastic fans of the mega-popular Gears of War franchise and developed a unique look at this complex and challenging world. Featuring a short story written by Gears 2 game writer (and monthly comic scribe) Joshua Ortega and art by rising superstar Federico Dallocchio. There are also loads of pinups by some of the hottest names in the industry, bringing gritty reality to this incredible property!



FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH: THE NIGHTMARE WARRIORS #1 (OF 6)

Written by Jeff Katz and James Kuhoric; Art by Jason Craig; Covers by Arthur Suydam
Beneath the bloody waters of Crystal Lake, an immortal evil wakes and begins anew the cycle of grueling violence. Six months after the events of FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH, a power-hungry government bureaucrat unleashes the denizens of the Necronomicon including the banished spirit of the Springwood Slasher, Freddy Krueger. But Ash Williams has checked his monster-hunting past at the door. A Chosen One no more, he thinks that a life of domestic bliss and retail tending is his true calling until the ghosts of the past show up to punch his clock again.



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Re: Image/WildStorm/Top Cow books of interest coming out this week
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2009, 10:58:47 AM »
Week of June 24th

FUSION #2 (of 3)

The mother of all Top Cow/Marvel crossovers thunders on in June! Battle lines are being drawn between Cyberforce, The Avengers, Hunter-Killer, and The Thunderbolts; but who is siding with who?

Ripclaw has been detained but neither Cyberforce nor The Avengers are happy about The Thunderbolts being in control. A crossover event too massive to be contained in a single issue and brought to you by the writing team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova) and Top Cow favorite artist Tyler Kirkham (Ultimate Fantastic Four, Broken Trinity: Aftermath).



WILDCATS #12

Written by Christos Gage: Art and Cover by Neil Googe
A worst-case scenario unfolds for the Wildcats when a war on two fronts explodes! While the team is occupied battling Majestic in the Hawaiian Islands, Defile and his Daemonite hordes have decided to assault the under-manned HALO building where only Ladytron stands between the survivors of Armageddon and certain death! After this issue, the Wildcats' status quo changes in a major way!


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Re: Image/WildStorm/Top Cow books of interest coming out this week
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2009, 07:26:11 PM »
Week of July 1


GEARS OF WAR #8

Written by Joshua Ortega; Art by Federico Dallocchio; Cover by Shane Pierce
A popular element in the Xbox 360 smash Gears of War 2 are the collectibles describing the tragic end of Sgt. Jonathan Harper. A nine-year veteran Gear, he was captured by the Locust during the assault on the Hollow. Eventually managing to escape, he was able to help a family reach the surface before succumbing to his wounds. The full story of this heroic, selfless soldier is finally told!


SAVAGE DRAGON #150

story, art & cover ERIK LARSEN
THIS IS IT! OL’ FIN-HEAD’S FANTASTIC 150th ISSUE!
Just when Dragon thought his struggle to protect Chicago from the nefarious Vicious Circle couldn’t get any worse, his deadliest foe returns. The shocker of the year: OverLord Triumphant!





SPAWN #193

story TODD McFARLANE, art & cover GREG CAPULLO, variant cover GREG CAPULLO

SPAWN #193 packs a powerful punch: Fan-favorite artist GREG CAPULLO returns as guest artist, bringing his inimitable style to a story arc which includes three characters he is passionate about drawing.

SPAWN creator TODD McFARLANE incorporated a one-issue encounter between three of Capullo’s favorite characters: detectives Sam and Twitch, who he’s perfected during his previous work on SPAWN, and the ultimate personification of evil, the Clown. McFARLANE brought the three characters face-to-face for an ominous meeting that will leave fans ravenous for the next issue.


WITCHBLADE #128

story RON MARZ, art STJEPAN SEJIC, cover STJEPAN SEJIC & LUKE ROSS
“War of the Witchblades” Part 3 (of 6)
The momentous “War of the Witchblades” story arc continues!
Every war has casualties and the climactic battle in Witchblade #127 has left both Sara and Dani lying on the ground. Which one will rise to reunite the Witchblade? Or will the Witchblade choose a new bearer entirely to carry the mantle of The Balance?


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Re: Image/WildStorm/Top Cow books of interest coming out this week
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2009, 12:02:59 AM »
Week of July 8

THE DARKNESS #78

story PHIL HESTER, art NELSON BLAKE II, cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING
For months Jackie Estacado, bearer of The Darkness, has been separated from his power and manipulated by the mysterious Sovereign. But every man has his breaking point and a team of The Sovereigns mercenaries are about to find out what happens when Jackie reaches his limit.



STORMWATCH PHD #22

Written by Ian Edginton; Art and Cover by Leandro Fernndez and Francisco Paronzini
There are rumblings of discontent onboard Skywatch. Winter challenges Jackson King's idiosyncratic leadership, which threatens to widen growing divisions within the team and distract them from seeing the true enemy within.
Meanwhile, The High becomes human to solve the mystery of Finland!



PROTOTYPE #4 (OF 6)

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art and Cover by Darick Robertson and Matt Jacobs
The bloodbath continues in this issue as the NY homicide detectives realize finding the truth isn't as critically important as surviving it. No longer able to deal with the realization that their word has forever changed, the detectives come to terms with the fact that they just may not make it out of this one alive. Based on the best-selling video game!


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Re: Image/WildStorm/Top Cow books of interest coming out this week
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2009, 12:44:16 AM »
I would comment on what a mess the Spawn series is in right now but Ill pass  ::)

true that  :P wish could just let it end for once
For those who are curious, yes I am gone and I don't intend to be back soon. I never formally said goodbye to you all, because that always becomes a forum stink. However, to my friends here, I wish you the best. Perhaps I'll be back one day but for now this is goodbye.

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Re: Image/WildStorm/Top Cow books of interest coming out this week
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2009, 10:06:28 AM »
Week of July 15

FUSION #3

Starring Cyberforce, Hunter-Killer, Avengers, & Thunderbolts
(W) Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (A) Tyler Kirkham (Cov) Mike Choi & Sonia Oback
The mother of all Top Cow/Marvel concludes in July! The battle explodes deep inside Thunderbolt Mountain as a horrifying new villain emerges to threaten everyone!
Amidst an atmosphere of mistrust, the teams of Cyberforce, the Mighty Avengers, and Thunderbolts frantically struggle to contain the threat inadvertently created by Ellis of Hunter-Killer.



WORLD OF WARCRAFT #21

Written by Walter Simonson and Louise Simonson; Art and Cover by Mike Bowden and Tony Washington
King Varian is so focused on The Lich King and the recent Scourge attacks that he fails to notice Cho'Gall's power and threat continue to grow. Plus, Maraad has kidnapped Garona but to what nefarious end?



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Re: Image/WildStorm/Top Cow books of interest coming out this week
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2009, 11:45:40 AM »
Week of July 22

INVINCIBLE #64

story ROBERT KIRKMAN, art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA
INVINCIBLE WAR: AFTERMATH!
The battle with CONQUEST concludes... and there is a casualty.


YOUNGBLOOD #9

story, art & cover ROB LIEFELD
FIRST STRIKE BEGINS! While the new Obama appointed Youngblood team deals with the threat of a resurgent Cybernet, the White House is under attack! The President must work with a surprising figure from Youngblood's past in order to stay alive. Who is the member from Youngblood's past that is behind the assault on the First Family?



GEARS OF WAR #9

Written by Mike Capps and Joshua Ortega; Art by Liam Sharp; Cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams
Following a distress signal from the overrun city of Jilane, Delta Squad is dispatched to investigate with the help of a unique "scout" named Alex. The team, with the help of Sigma Squad, will explore one of the darker elements of the Gears universe, and to tell this unique and harrowing tale, series writer Joshua Ortega will be joined by Epic Games president Mike Capps! Further exploring the world of the sensational hit video game!


Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer #1

(W) Mark Waid (A) Kenneth Rocafort (Cov) Rocafort, Mike Choi & Sonia Oback
Top Cows technology based teams collide in a critical crossover event that will have everyone talking this summer!
The Hunter-Killer teams directive to hunt down and detain rogue Ultra-Sapiens brings them head to head with the Cyberforce team in a brutal showdown that leaves more than one member bleeding. But who is manipulating these two teams into conflict and to what end?


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Re: Image/WildStorm/Top Cow books of interest coming out this week
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2009, 07:03:36 PM »
Week of July 29

SPAWN #194

story TODD McFARLANE, art WHILCE PORTACIO & TODD McFARLANE, cover GREG CAPULLO
Endgame, Part Ten
Get ready for Violator vs. Spawn! Violator returns to have his first encounter with the new Spawn. Meanwhile, the Clown continues to manipulate from behind the scenes.



WILDCATS #13

Written by Christos Gage; Art by Shawn Moll and Drew Geraci; Cover by Ryan Sook
After the explosive events of last issue, the Wildcats are in shambles. There couldn't be a worse time for them to confront the archvillain known as Tao, but they don't have much choice, as his plans are coming to fruition and the fate of what's left of the world hangs in the balance. There's one bit of good news: they won't have to do it alone. Team Seven is back...but can even they turn the tide against a madman who can alter reality itself?


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Re: Image/WildStorm/Top Cow books of interest coming out this week
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2009, 12:48:09 AM »
That cover Jim Lee did for the GOW issue was just beautiful  :'(

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Re: Image/WildStorm/Top Cow books of interest coming out this week
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2009, 08:55:24 AM »
Week of August 4

SAVAGE DRAGON #151
With Savage Dragon out of commission following his battle with OverLord, Dragon's kids, Malcolm and Angel, face the marauding menace of Mako! Plus Dart and the Golden Age Daredevil!


THE DARKNESS #79
Jorge Lucas returns for a special issue of The Darkness.
Jackie Estacado, bearer of The Darkness, is through with being someone elses bag man and assembles a special team of thieves, smugglers, and murderers for one purpose to take down The Sovereign



PROTOTYPE #5 (OF 6)

Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and cover by Darick Robertson and Matt Jacobs
The highly anticipated comic spinning out of the game PROTOTYPE continues! The New York homicide detectives have been pushed to the brink and realize they may not come out of this alive. In fact, the entire human race faces extinction! Terror abounds in this bloody action thriller as we ramp up to the exciting conclusion in this pulse-pounding issue!


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Re: Image/WildStorm/Top Cow books of interest coming out this week
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2009, 09:25:41 AM »
Week of August 12

According to their respective websites, Darkness and Prototype were both pushed back to this week for release.

Because of all the recent Invincible talk...

INVINCIBLE, VOL. 11: HAPPY DAYS TP

story ROBERT KIRKMAN, art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA

Invincible and Atom Eve are dating at last, but Mark has just recently moved back in with his mom and half brother. To make matters worse, Mark finds himself staring down the deadliest bunch of villains hes faced thus far including The Astounding Wolf-Man!


And because Z999 says this is the best comic...

THE WALKING DEAD #64

story ROBERT KIRKMAN, art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

THE HUNT CONTINUES!
Theyve never been in more danger.


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Re: Image/WildStorm/Top Cow books of interest coming out this week
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2009, 09:58:28 AM »
Besides the crap spawn....image has a fantastic lineup right now :)