Image Comics has released their January 2013 solicitations. This may be an all time low for Image with only seven collected editions on the docket. Many, if not all, are worth picking up – especially a new Elephantmen trade!
What are you getting?
ONE TRICK RIP-OFF / DEEP-CUTS HC – GEM OF THE MONTH
story PAUL POPE
art / cover PAUL POPE
288 PAGES / FC / T+
Young lovers Tubby and Vim want to escape – escape the mistakes they’ve made, the lives they’ve lived, and the dirty city weighing them down. Their plan is simple –all they have to do is rip-off Tubby’s pals, the One Tricks – the toughest street gang in LA.
If they pull it off, they’re set for life. If not, their lives won’t matter much anyway.
What was going to be a smooth, straight-forward heist becomes a fast-paced battle to the death.
From Eisner Award-winning writer/artist PAUL POPE (Batman: Year 100, THB, Heavy Liquid, 100%) and presented for the first time in color by JAMIE GRANT (All-Star Superman). ONE TRICK RIP-OFF/DEEP-CUTS is 288 pages of raw power, of which over 150 pages are comprised of new, rare, and never before seen stories created during POPE’s time traveling the world in the ‘90s.
Included in the “Deep Cuts” section is a bounty of unpublished and rare work POPE did in the ’90s, including the legendary “Supertrouble” manga, created for Kodansha in Japan, appearing here in print for the first time.
It’s a tour de force of pure, kinetic storytelling that will keep your eyes peeled until the very last page.
THE ACTIVITY, VOL. 2 TP
story NATHAN EDMONDSON
art / cover MITCH GERADS (guest issue MARC LAMING)
168 PAGES / FC / T
Collecting the hit Special Ops thriller that Fanboy Comics calls “a realistic story about the teams that protect us, without us ever knowing it.” Follow Team Omaha from Uzbekistan to Somalia to Minneapolis on their globe-trotting, high-octane and high-tech execution of WARFARE WITHOUT WARNING.
Collects THE ACTIVITY #6-12
BOMB QUEEN DELUXE EDITION, VOL. 1 HC
story / art / cover JIMMIE ROBINSON
256 PAGES / FC / M+
The definitive, remastered, oversize edition of one of the most outrageous comics of the 21st century! This special, super-deluxe hardcover features the first eight BOMB QUEEN comics, the first one-shot BOMB QUEEN special, plus behind the scenes features, stories and extras! For the discriminating ADULT reader (WARNING: hide it from yer mom!).
Collects BOMB QUEEN: ROYAL FLUSH #1-4, BOMB QUEEN II: QUEEN OF HEARTS #1-4 and BOMB QUEEN VS. BLACKLIGHT: CAT FIGHT (one-shot)
ELEPHANTMEN, VOL. 5: DEVILISH FUNCTIONS TP
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art AXEL MEDELLIN & SHAKY KANE
cover BOO COOK
312 PAGES / FC / M
Collects MAN AND ELEPHANTMAN (including the sold out one-shot and the highly sought after issue by THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN’s Shaky Kane) and THE KILLING SEASON, ELEPHANTMEN, VOL. 5 is packed with extras, including art by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL and the shocking “strip” from CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011 by RICHARD STARKINGS and SHAKY KANE.
Collects MAN AND ELEPHANTMAN and ELEPHANTMEN #31-33 and #36-39
HAUNT IMMORTAL EDITION BOOK 2 HC
story ROBERT KIRKMAN & JOE CASEY
art GREG CAPULLO, TODD McFARLANE, NATHAN FOX, JOHN LUCAS, TRAVIS SENGAUS, MR. SHELDON, JONAPTHAN GLAPION, LeBEAU UNDERWOOD & JON GOFF
cover GREG CAPULLO
360 PAGES / FC / T+
One talented creative team passes the torch to another! HAUNT IMMORTAL EDITION BOOK 2 delivers the final installment of ROBERT KIRKMAN and GREG CAPULLO’s critically acclaimed story arc, while paving the way for a new direction lead by the creative team of JOE CASEY and NATHAN FOX. Continue Daniel Kilgore’s unexpected foray into espionage with help from the ghost of his brother, Kurt. After getting the rug pulled out from under him, will Daniel be able to make sense of the nightmare he’s entered into? HAUNT IMMORTAL EDITION BOOK 2 HC includes bonus art from both creative teams, as well as a cover gallery, including alternate covers.
Collects HAUNT #13-24
INVINCIBLE, VOL. 17: WHAT’S HAPPENING TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art RYAN OTTLEY, CORY WALKER & CLIFF RATHBURN
cover RYAN OTTLEY, CORY WALKER & JOHN RAUCH
144 PAGE / FC / T+
The new Invincible will not back down, will not give in, and he is not going to play nice. What happens when Mark Grayson isn’t happy with his replacement?
Collects INVINCIBLE #91-96
SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 17 TP
story TODD McFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN
art GREG CAPULLO & ANGEL MEDINA
cover CLAYTON CRAIN
176 PAGES / FC / T+
In 1992, legendary writer and artist TODD McFARLANE unleashed his iconic anti-hero, Spawn, on the world. In so doing, he launched the most successful independent comic book in history – and the world would never be the same.
SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 17 features the stories and artwork that helped cement the Spawn legacy. Relive the excitement of this groundbreaking series – collected in this accessibly priced format with exclusive bonus content, including cover galleries, b/w art, classic quotes and an exclusive digitally painted cover by CLAYTON CRAIN.
Collects SPAWN #99-104 – including landmark double-sized issue #100!