Image Comics Collected Editions April 2012 Solicitations

Image Comics has released their April 2012 solicitations. I actually met the real Al Simmons while working at a hotel. I also made a complete jackass out of myself. It’s a story that I’ll keep to myself – even to the grave.
What are you getting?

THE ART OF BEING SPAWN HC
story AL SIMMONS with input from TODD MCFARLANE
cover art  CHANCE WOLF
APRIL 4
275 PAGES / BW / T+
$23.99
Every comic book superhero has an alter ego and Spawn’s is Al Simmons. What you may not know is that he is a real flesh and blood person.  Who is the real Al Simmons and was his ego altered? This story is about the lives of Todd McFarlane, the character he created and the man behind the mask of Spawn, the real Al Simmons.

27, VOL. 2: SECOND SET TP
story CHARLES SOULE
art  RENZO PODESTA
cover  SCOTT FORBES
APRIL 4
112 PAGES / FC / M
$12.99
Troubled guitar hero Will Garland has regained mega-fame by revealing his supernatural creativity powers to the world.  Enter Valerie Hayes, a 1980s one-hit-wonder turned witch who is desperate to steal Garland’s power that she may return to the spotlight.  A mystical battle of the bands is on, winner take all, with the god of fame as the judge!
Collects 27: SECOND SET #1-4

CHEW, VOL. 5: MAJOR LEAGUE CHEW TP
story JOHN LAYMAN
art / cover ROB GUILLORY
APRIL 18
120 PAGES / FC / M
$12.99
Tony Chu – the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from what he eats – has been kidnapped. He was ambushed, knocked out, brought to a remote location, and bound securely. His captor intends to feed Tony from a menu of his choosing, to find out what Tony can see, in order to learn from him. His daughter Olive has been kidnapped for the exact same reason. Two kidnappers, two captives, and two very different outcomes.
Presenting fifth storyline of the New York Times Best Selling, Harvey and multiple Eisner Award-winner series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals, clairvoyants — and kidnappers!
Collects CHEW #21-25

FORGETLESS: LIVE TO SEE LAST CALL TP
story NICK SPENCER
art W. SCOTT FORBES, JORGE COELHO & MARLEY ZARCONE
cover W. SCOTT FORBES
APRIL 25
128 PAGES / FC / M
$14.99
The hit series from MORNING GLORIES’ NICK SPENCER back in print — newly edited and with a striking new cover!
Forgetless is the biggest party in New York, but now it’s ending. On the final guest list: Sara and Sonia, struggling models turned professional killers; Derrick, a failed T-shirt maker and hypnotist’s assistant turned You-Tube porn impresario; and a sex-addicted koala (don’t ask).
Collects FORGETLESS #1-4

GREEN WAKE, VOL. 2: LOST CHILDREN TP
story KURTIS J. WIEBE
art / cover RILEY ROSSMO
APRIL 18
136 PAGES / FC / M
$14.99
The final chapter and the face of Green Wake has been forever changed. A new threat to the city’s once quiet shores surfaces when rowboats wash ashore with nothing but fresh blood as a passenger. And a new arrival begins a campaign to unite Green Wake’s inhabitants with unknown purpose.
Collects GREEN WAKE #6-10 plus behind-the-scenes features
“Green Wake is my favorite series of this year and if you’re not reading it, you really should be.” –Niall Doonan, Comic Buzz

HACK/SLASH OMNIBUS, VOL. 4 TP
story TIM SEELEY
art DAN LEISTER & VARIOUS
cover ERIK LARSEN
APRIL 4
300 PAGES / FC / T+
$34.99
A hefty brick of critically acclaimed horror goodness! Cassie & Vlad are launched into a new slasher hunt as they descend into a vast, dark conspiracy and must face old enemies, Victor Crowley (from the HATCHET series), Bomb Queen, Fantomah and teenage pop music fans.
Collects HACK/SLASH #1-11, HACK/SLASH ANNUALS 2-3, ZOMBIES VS. CHEERLEADERS and the 2011 Holiday Special

THE INFINITE HORIZON TP
by GERRY DUGGAN & PHIL NOTO
cover by NOTO
APRIL 11
184 PAGES / FC / T+
$17.99
The Eisner nominated series inspired by The Odyssey is finally completed and collected. The Soldier With No Name survived years of war only to be stranded halfway across the globe when the conflict ended. Getting home means going through the hell: Escaping shipwrecks, beating a vicious opponent wearing a cycloptic combat armor…and resisting the siren’s call of a predatory society. Containing bonus material by artist PHIL NOTO.
Collects THE INFINITE HORIZON #1-6

THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY, VOL. 3: GOT YOUR MONEY TP
story S. STEVEN STRUBLE
art / cover SINA GRACE
APRIL 25
112 PAGES / FC / T
$12.99
After recent heartbreak and road trip adventures, The Li’l Depressed Boy needs to put his life together. Step One: Find a job. But even gainful employment can’t take the edge off the pressure of asking a new crush on a date.
Collects THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY #9-12

MYSTERIOUS WAYS TP
story JASON RUBIN
art TYLER KIRKHAM, SAL REGLA, & ARIF PRIANTO
cover TYLER KIRKHAM
APRIL 4
160 PAGES / FC / T
STANDARD
$19.99
THIS KILLER JUST SAVED YOUR LIFE…
Sam, an alcoholic convicted ex-cop, wakes up with a mysterious piece of silver in his hand and soon finds himself the priome suspect in a serial murder case pursued by a relentless, picture perfect FBI agent. But in this story of stereotypes, nothing is what it seems…
Video game industry titan JASON RUBIN (THE IRON SAINT, Crash Bandicoot) teams with TYLER KIRKHAM (Green Lantern Corps) to bring a dark, action-packed supernatural thriller that will have you questioning everything you believe. This collection gathers the entire series alongside a complete cover gallery, sketch gallery, and additional bonus content for the first time in print.
Collects MYSTERIOUS WAYS #1-6

SEVERED HC
story SCOTT SNYDER & SCOTT TUFT
art / cover ATTILA FUTAKI
APRIL 4
192 PAGES / FC / M
$29.99
Eisner Award winner SCOTT SNYDER (Batman, Swamp Thing, American Vampire), Scott Tuft & NYT Best-Selling-Artist Attila Futaki (The Lightning Thief) bring you the complete collected hardcover of the scariest horror comic of the year, SEVERED.
1916. A man haunts the roads; a man with sharp teeth and a hunger for flesh. When 12 year-old Jack Garron runs away from home, he’ll see how quickly the American Dream becomes a nightmare. Collecting all 7 issues of the critically acclaimed series, and featuring never-before-seen bonus material, this hardcover deluxe version is sure to be a classic.
Collects SEVERED #1-7

SKULLKICKERS TREASURE TROVE, VOL. 1 HC
story JIM ZUBKAVICH
art EDWIN HUANG, CHRIS STEVENS & MISTY COATS
cover CHRIS STEVENS & SAEJIN OH
APRIL 4
300 PAGES / FC / T
$34.99
In Skullkickers, two hard-headed mercenaries kill monsters and cause havoc in their search for money, fame and adventure. Along the way, they’ll gore goblins, smash skeletons, punch plant people and whomp werewolves.
This gorgeous oversized edition, loaded with extras and rarities, follows the SKULLKICKERS through the first 12 issues of their cult hit comic series. MTV Geek names SKULLKICKERS one of their Top 10 “Best Series of 2011″, Ain’t It Cool News raves that “Everyone who loves comics should buy SKULLKICKERS” and Bleeding Cool calls SKULLKICKERS “the next CHEW.”
Collects SKULLKICKERS #1-12, plus bonus material

SPAWN: ORIGINS BOOK 6 HC
story TODD McFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN
art GREG CAPULLO, DWAYNE TURNER, TODD MCFARLANE, DANNY MIKI & CHANCE WOLF
cover CLAYTON CRAIN
APRIL 11
325 PAGES/ FC/T+
$29.99
With SPAWN, legendary writer and artist TODD McFARLANE unleashed his iconic anti-hero on the world and launched the most successful independent comic book in history. SPAWN: ORIGINS collects classic Spawn stories in an oversized, hardcover format complete with a wraparound painted cover by renowned artist, CLAYTON CRAIN. This collection has it all: Hobo wars! Vampires! The Freak! The Heap! Twitch’s life hangs in the balance!
Extra features include color and b/w cover galleries and in-progress art.
Collects SPAWN #63-75

THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE, VOL. 1 TP
story JUSTIN JORDAN
art & cover TRADD MOORE
APRIL 4
144 PAGES / FC / M
$14.99
Luther Strode is just your average geek until he sends for an exercise course from the back of an old comic book. What he gets is the instruction manual from a murder cult as old as mankind that does everything that it promised and more.
Collects THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE # 1-6

WITCHBLADE: REBIRTH, VOL. 1 UNBALANCED PIECES TP
story TIM SEELEY
art DIEGO BERNARD, FRED BENES & ARIF PRIANTO
cover JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
APRIL 18
144 PAGES / FC / T
STANDARD
$9.99
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE!
In the wake of Top Cow’s REBIRTH, Sara Pezzini has relocated from New York to Chicago and struggles to adapt to being a private detective. Pezzini quickly discovers that a change of scenery and occupation hasn’t changed one thing… the Witchblade is still a magnet for the supernatural. Quickly drawn into a conflict between two mystical gangs, she must once again balance her responsibility as bearer of the Witchblade with her personal life.
The new ongoing creative team of  TIM SEELEY (HACK/SLASH, BLOODSTRIKE) and DIEGO BERNARD (The Man With No Name) burst onto the scene with a bold new direction for Top Cow’s flagship character. Featuring a cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (ARTIFACTS), a complete cover gallery alongside a host of bonus content and extras this entry-level priced collection is a must for anyone curious about Top Cow’s REBIRTH.
Collects WITCHBLADE #151-#155

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