Image Comics has released their January 2012 solicitations. I have to say that Spawn Compendium Volume 1 looks rather inviting.
Here’s the full list of the collected editions and graphic novels:
COVER GIRLS HC
art & cover GUILLEM MARCH
80 PAGES / FC / M
This volume collects some of the best covers and other artwork from rising star GUILLEM MARCH (GOTHAM CITY SIRENS, CATWOMAN). More than one hundred full-color images featuring the sexiest girls from his stunning work for Eros Magazine or Playboy Spain, never seen in U.S., plus much unpublished art.
ARTIFACTS DELUXE HC
story RON MARZ
art MICHAEL BROUSSARD, WHILCE PORTACIO, JEREMY HAUN & DALE KEOWN
cover DALE KEOWN
448 PAGES / FC / T+
$99.99 / S&N LTD ED $109.99
ULTIMATE EVENT, ULTIMATE COLLECTION!
Individually, thirteen ancient and mystical Artifacts have guided mankind since the beginning of time. Now together, thirteen Artifacts will threaten to destroy everything when a mysterious antagonist known only as the Survivor orchestrates a grand symphony to draw the Artifact bearers together. Featuring virtually every character in the Top Cow Universe, including Witchblade, The Darkness, Angelus, Magdalena, Cyberforce, Hunter-Killer, and many more, this over-sized, slip-cased edition collects the entire ARTIFACTS series.
Written by Top Cow Universe architect RON MARZ (WITCHBLADE, MAGDALENA) and featuring art from MICHAEL BROUSSARD (THE DARKNESS), WHILCE PORTACIO (UNCANNY X-MEN), JEREMY HAUN (THE DARKNESS), and DALE KEOWN (THE DARKNESS/PITT), ARTIFACTS is an event done right!
Collects ARTIFACTS #0-#13 and ARTIFACTS: ORIGINS. Includes 24” x 36” poster insert.
AVENGELYNE, VOL. 1: DEVIL IN THE FLESH HC
story ROB LIEFELD & MARK POULTON
art OWEN GIENI
cover ROB LIEFELD
184 PAGES / FC / T+
A FALLEN ANGEL RETURNS!
Created by Image Comics founder ROB LIEFELD, the fallen angel Avengelyne’s quest for redemption is brought back into the spotlight by writer MARK POULTON and artist OWEN GIENI. Together, this new creative team takes this freshly redesigned supernatural heroine on an epic and tantalizing adventure through the sin-filled streets of New York City where she encounters the Red Dragon, Torment, Devlin, Priest, the Coven, and many more.
Collects AVENGELYNE #1-6
BLUE ESTATE, VOL. 2 TP
story VIKTOR KALVACHEV & ANDREW OSBORNE
art VIKTOR KALVACHEV, TOBY CYPRESS, NATHAN FOX, TOM COKER, PAUL MAYBURY, ANDREW ROBINSON, MARLEY ZARCONE.
cover & colors VIKTOR KALVACHEV
120 PAGES / FC / M
The stakes increase and the body count rises when a pair of underachieving sons on opposite sides of the law betray their powerful fathers, triggering paranoia, chaos, and a deadly case of Dexter obsession in the second volume of the BLUE ESTATE saga. Killers battle, schemes unravel, assassins get deployed and garden gnomes are destroyed as the supercool Hollywood crime series reloads in this bonus-packed new trade paperback collection!
Collects BLUE ESTATE #5-8
“BLUE ESTATE takes the best of Guy Ritchie and Quentin Tarantino, but remains unabashedly original.” – USA Today
THE DARKNESS ACCURSED, VOL. 6 TP
story PHIL HESTER
art SHELDON MITCHELL
cover MICHAEL BROUSSARD
160 PAGES / FC / M
In one of the most explosive THE DARKNESS arcs yet, longtime writer PHIL HESTER (WONDER WOMAN, GODZILLA) and artist SHELDON MITCHELL (PILOT SEASON: STEALTH) push Jackie Estacado, current bearer of the Darkness, to the brink. Having defeated his enemy, The Sovereign, Estacado had hoped to settle into a quiet, peaceful life in Chicago. But a series of attempts on his life, set him on a path that reunites him with old friends, allies and enemies. However, Jackie soon finds that the most dangerous enemies don’t come from outside, but rather, from within…
Collects THE DARKNESS #90-#95
ECHOES COMPLETE SIGNED SET
story JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
art & cover RAHSAN EKEDAL
SET x5 COMICS (32 PAGES each) / BW / M
THE HARVEY NOMINATED SERIES SIGNED!
From acclaimed author JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (TUMOR, PILOT SEASON: ALIBI) and rising artist RAHSAN EKEDAL (SOLOMON KANE, PILOT SEASON: THE TEST) comes a disturbing story of murder and mystery wrapped in questions of sanity. Brian Cohn was learning to deal with the schizophrenia inherited from his father. Supportive wife, new baby on the way, drugs to control the voices. But, when on his father’s deathbed he learns that he also inherited the trophies of his father’s career as a serial killer, will his madness send him further down into the crawlspace of his father’s mind? Get the complete comic set, with a second printing issue #1, and the full set signed by both creators.
FRACTURED FABLES TP
160 PAGES / FC / T
Some of comic’s most celebrated creators (including MIKE ALLRED, JILL THOMPSON, TERRY MOORE, SHANNON WHEELER, WHILCE PORTACIO, PETER DAVID, BEN TEMPLESMITH, NICK SPENCER and over 40 more) turn familiar fairy tales on their ear! This critically acclaimed, super-star anthology will thrill old and young alike. Now, for the first time in an oversized trade paperback edition!
INTREPIDS, VOL. 1 TP
story KURTIS J. WIEBE
art & cover SCOTT KOWALCHUK
144 PAGES / FC / T
The Intrepids are a collection of runaway and homeless teenagers that have been taken in and cared for by an aging inventor, Dante. Applying his brilliance, he crafts marvelous technological contraptions. With his vision and help, the teenagers agree to don his technology for the betterment of mankind. Together, they combat tyranny and stop madmen from bringing harm to the world. Included in the collection are Intrepids Public Service Announcements from your favourite comic artists.
Collects INTREPIDS #1-6
INVINCIBLE, VOL. 15: GET SMART TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art by RYAN OTTLEY
cover by RYAN OTTLEY & JOHN RAUCH
144 PAGES/ FC / T
Mark Grayson finds himself at a crossroads: Is fighting battles head-on always the best solution to the world’s greatest threats, or is there a better way?
Collects INVINCIBLE #85-90
RED SPIKE, VOL. 1 TP
story JEFF CAHN
artist MARK TEXEIRA & SALVADOR NAVARRO
cover MARK TEXEIRA
144 PAGES / FC / T
70 years ago, the world began its race to create the first Super Soldier. In 2011, the United States succeeded… twice. Project Red Spike discovered that through the manipulation and regulation of the adrenal glands the super soldier was no longer just a dream. Matt Cutler and Greg Dane, the first to survive the process, have been proven on the field to be everything that was wanting in the program. Unfortunately, an upgrade to Greg’s implant goes array and now it’s up to Matt to chase down his friend before he hurts himself, the city and the tax payers who funded their creation. But as the friends begin their very public battle in heart of Washington D.C., twisted and sinister secrets begin to emerge from within the Red Spike program. Can both soldiers survive or are their deaths a necessary measure to secure the program’s secrecy?
Collects RED SPIKE #1-5
SPAWN COMPENDIUM, VOL. 1 TP
story TODD McFARLANE
art TODD McFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO & TONY DANIEL
984 PAGES / BW / T+ TEEN PLUS
TODD McFARLANE unleashed his signature creation, Spawn, in 1992. In doing so, he created the most successful independent comic book in history. Add in collaborations with industry giants ALAN MOORE, FRANK MILLER, TONY DANIEL and GRANT MORRISON and Spawn’s future as a legend was sealed.
Collected for the first time in black and white format, McFARLANE’s hyper-detailed artwork comes to life like never before. Relive all the excitement of everyone’s favorite anti-hero with this new collection.
Collects SPAWN #1-49
SPAWN: NEW BEGINNINGS, VOL. 2 TP
story WILL CARLTON & JON GOFF
art & cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI
152 PAGES / FC / T+
Jim Downing’s re-birth as the newest Hellspawn continues! No one is safe from the ‘Curse of the Spawn,’ as the darkness surrounding Jim’s life beings to spread, pulling Twitch and Detective Rowand deeper into a shadowy world of intrigue and horror. A crash course on the origins of Jim’s new powers and the man known as Al Simmons leads to a violent confrontation with the one person Jim thought he could trust… Clown.
Collects SPAWN #207-212
THE VAULT, VOL. 1 TP
story SAM SARKAR
art & cover GARRIE GASTONNY
96 PAGES / FC / T
A small team of treasure hunters struggles to excavate a dangerous and legendary treasure pit before a massive storm hits Sable Island, the Graveyard of the North Atlantic. Equipped with all the latest technology, the scientists believe they are prepared against all of nature’s fury, but nothing can prepare them for what they are about to unleash from the vault.
Collects THE VAULT #1-3