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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

Image Comics Collected Editions January 2012 Solicitations

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
JANUARY 4
80 PAGES / FC / M
$16.99
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
JANUARY 25
448 PAGES / FC / T+
OVERSIZED
$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
JANUARY 25
184 PAGES / FC / T+
STANDARD SIZE
$24.99
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
JANUARY 11
120 PAGES / FC / M
$12.99
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
JANUARY 11
160 PAGES / FC / M
STANDARD SIZE
$19.99
OUTER DARKNESS!
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
JANUARY 18
SET x5 COMICS (32 PAGES each) / BW / M
$9.99
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
story VARIOUS
art VARIOUS
JANUARY 18
160 PAGES / FC / T
OVERSIZED
$19.99
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
JANUARY 4
144 PAGES / FC / T
$16.99
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
JANUARY 11
144 PAGES/ FC / T
$16.99
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
JANUARY 11
144 PAGES / FC / T
$12.99
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
JANUARY 11
984 PAGES / BW / T+ TEEN PLUS
$59.99
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
JANUARY 25
152 PAGES / FC / T+
$14.99
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
JANUARY 18
96 PAGES / FC / T
$9.99
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

 

Image Comics Collected Editions November 2011 Solicitations

Image Comics has released their November 2011 Solicitations.
Looks like Image is getting ready for the holidays by offering a reissue of The Walking Dead Omnibus, The Complete Invincible Library Vol. 3 HC (aka Invincible Ultimate Collections Vol. 5-6) Collects Invincible #48-70, Elephantmen Vol. 0 HC (first issued in trade as War Toys), The complete run of Girls by the Luna Brothers, Morning Glories Deluxe Collection Vol. 1 HC by Nick Spencer collecting #1-12 for $39.99 and The Nightly News Anniversary Edition HC by Jonathan Hickman. If you have never read the Nightly News you owe to yourself to do so. In 2008 it was Nominated for Best Limited Series Eisner Award.

Let’s take a look at the other Collected Editions:

SHAKY KANE’S MONSTER TRUCK
story / art / cover SHAKY KANE
NOVEMBER 23
108 PAGES/ FC / LANDSCAPE / T+
$14.99
GET YOUR MOTOR ROLLING AND HEAD OUT ALONG COMIC BOOK ROUTE 666!
Taking it’s stylistic cues from the silver age of comics, this graphic road movie by comics legend SHAKY KANE, pans out over 50 continuous panels, taking the reader on a hallucinogenic journey into the very hinterland of popular culture. Deluxe, recolored, remastered second printing of the WISHBONE STUDIO cult classic.
“The world in a blender, all the tastiest parts shaken, rattled, and rolled into a Technicolor mind-warp!”
Matt Seneca, Death To The Universe.

50 GIRLS 50, VOL. 1: SHAKEDOWN TP
story DOUG MURRAY & FRANK CHO
art AXEL MEDELLIN
cover FRANK CHO
NOVEMBER 2
120 PAGES / FC / T+
$14.99
OLD SCHOOL SCI-FI EXPLORES THE WORLDS OF TOMORROW!
This complete edition of FRANK CHO (X-Men: Schism), DOUG MURRAY (The ‘Nam) & AXEL MEDELLIN’s (ELEPHANTMEN) contains all four issues of their space-faring epic featuring the galaxy-lost ESS Savannah’s search for home! If that’s not enough, it’s also packed with bonus pieces written by MURRAY further exploring the worlds of 50 GIRLS 50 and a gallery of art by both MEDELLIN and CHO!
Collects 50 GIRLS 50 #1-4

ELEPHANTMEN, VOL. 0 HC
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art MORITAT, BOO COOK, AXEL MEDELLIN & LADRÖNN
cover  BOO COOK
NOVEMBER 9
312 PAGES / FC / M
$34.99
Collecting the sold out WAR TOYS trade paperback, now in full color for the first time, and the sequel, ENEMY SPECIES, this highly anticipated ELEPHANTMEN, VOL. 0 is packed with extras, including MORITAT and BOO COOK sketchbooks and unseen work by LADRÖNN, MARIAN CHURCHLAND, MARLEY ZARCONE and a new prologue by AXEL MEDELLIN!
Collects ELEPHANTMEN: WAR TOYS, VOL. 1: NO SURRENDER; ELEPHANTMEN: YVETTE ONE SHOT and ELEPHANTMEN #34-35

FEARLESS, VOL. 1 TP
story MARK SABLE & DAVID ROTH
art & cover PJ HOLDEN
NOVEMBER 2
128 PAGES / FC / T
$14.99
From the creator of GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES and GROUNDED comes the story of a literal man without fear.  The vigilante known as Fear is a bold, even reckless superhero.  He’s also a man paralyzed by a crippling anxiety disorder who needs an anti-fear drug to fight his war on crime.  Hell, he needs it just to get out of bed every day.  So what happens when his drug supply runs out?
Collects FEARLESS #1-4

GIRLS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP
story JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover JONATHAN LUNA
NOVEMBER 16
608 PAGES / FC / M
$49.99
This edition collects the complete run of GIRLS by THE LUNA BROTHERS (THE SWORD, ULTRA). Experience the epic horror series about a small town that is invaded by beautiful, murderous, egg-laying clones.
Collects GIRLS #1-24

GLADSTONE’S SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS, VOL. 1 TP
story MARK ANDREW SMITH
art / cover ARMAND VILLAVERT
NOVEMBER 19
144 PAGES / FC / E
$9.99
Welcome to Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors, a top-secret academy for the children of the world’s greatest super villains to learn the trade. Join us as Kid Nefarious, Mummy Girl, Martian Jones, Ghost Girl, and the infamous Skull brothers unearth the School’s and their parents’ hidden past.
Collects GLADSTONE’S SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS #1-6

THE COMPLETE INVINCIBLE LIBRARY, VOL. 3 HC
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE
cover RYAN OTTLEY
NOVEMBER 23
688 PAGES / FC
$125.00
S&N EDITION LIMITED TO 150 COPIES $175.00
Collecting the INVINCIBLE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VOL. 5-6 into one massive slip cased volume just in time for Christmas! Almost 700 pages of pure INVINCIBLE goodness. This is a can’t-miss for any INVINCIBLE fan and a perfect addition to any reinforced, sturdy bookshelf.
Collects INVINCIBLE #48-70

THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY, VOL. 2 TP
story S. STEVEN STRUBLE
art / cover SINA GRACE
NOVEMBER 16
112 PAGES / FC / T
$12.99
“MOVIN’ RIGHT ALONG”
LDB has stumbled hard on his path to happiness. It’s easy for him to retreat back into his routines, and avoid the outside world. Thankfully, his friend Drew Blood notices his need for escape and takes him on a road trip to see a concert. Adventure awaits – along with peril and maybe closure?
Collects THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY #5-8

THE MISSION TP
story JON HOEBER & ERICH HOEBER
art & cover WERTHER DELL’EDERA & ARIANNA FLOREAN
NOVEMBER 9
144 PAGES / FC
$14.99
Paul Haskell’s average suburban life is upended when a mysterious figure claiming to be an angel taps him as a foot-soldier in the hidden war between Good and Evil. As Paul descends into a dark disturbing world of covert missions and murder, he struggles to discern reality from illusion, good from evil, and sanity from madness.

MORNING GLORIES DELUXE COLLECTION, VOL. 1 HC
story NICK SPENCER
art JOE EISMA
cover RODIN ESQUEJO
NOVEMBER 30
336 PAGES / FC / M
$39.99
At last, an oversized hardcover of NICK SPENCER’s runaway hit series, MORNING GLORIES. This deluxe edition features every cover, plus sketches, character studies and other extras that no collector or fan of the series will want to be without.
See why critics everywhere have cited MORNING GLORIES as THE book of the year!
Collects MORNING GLORES #1-12

THE NIGHTLY NEWS ANNIVERSARY EDITION HC
story / art / cover JONATHAN HICKMAN
NOVEMBER 16
300 PAGES / HC / T+
$34.99
The five-year anniversary, over-sized, deluxe hardcover edition of THE NIGHTLY NEWS. Containing the Eisner-nominated original story, as well as the never before seen original scripts and sketches, a complete making of, the original pitch, and much more.
Collects THE NIGHTLY NEWS #1-6
“Jonathan Hickman’s The NIGHTLY NEWS is the industry vanguard… where the rest of comics will be a decade from now.” – Stuart Immonen
“This is what the future looks like. I have no idea where Jonathan Hickman is taking us, but it’s so clear he does.” – Brad Meltzer

REED GUNTHER, VOL. 1 TP
story SHANE HOUGHTON
art / cover CHRIS HOUGHTON
NOVEMBER 2
184 PAGES / FC / E
$14.99
Everyone’s favorite bear-riding cowboy gallops into his first collected edition! REED GUNTHER and his trusty grizzly bear steed bumble their way through the wild west fighting giant snakes, hoards of mole creatures, a resurrected John Henry zombie, freak show freaks, special government agents, and all sorts of wild monsters created by an ancient mysterious Idol! This colored collection of excitement, friendship, and adventure is fun for folks of all-ages!
Collects REED GUNTHER #1-5

SKULLKICKERS, VOL. 2: FIVE FUNERALS AND A BUCKET OF BLOOD TP
story JIM ZUBKAVICH
art & cover EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS
NOVEMBER 16
144 PAGES / FC / T – TEEN
$16.99
The second SKULLKICKERS adventure is a wondrous tornado of action-adventure: a den of thieves, a city of danger, nobility, stupidity, plant monsters, dinner parties and bloodthirsty faerie folk. Jump on board to see why Ain’t It Cool News says “Everyone who loves comics should buy SKULLKICKERS.”
Collects SKULLKICKERS #6-11

SUPER DINOSAUR, VOL. 1 TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover JASON HOWARD
NOVEMBER 23
128 PAGES / FC / E
$9.99
This is where it begins! The Evil Max Maximus wants to get to Inner-Earth! He wants the dinosaurs that live there! He wants the powerful DynOre mineral that originates there! SUPER DINOSAUR and DEREK DYNAMO are the only ones who can stop him! The fate of the world rests on the shoulders of a ten year-old kid and his best friend, a nine-foot tall Tyrannosaurus Rex who loves to play video games.
Collects SUPER DINOSAUR #1-5 and SUPER DINOSAUR ORIGIN SPECIAL #1

TOP COW: WE CREATE… HC
story TOP COW’S FINEST
art & cover TOP COW’S FINEST
NOVEMBER 30
224 PAGES / FC / T
OVER-SIZED
$34.99
THE PERFECT GIFT!
Over it’s almost 20-year history, Top Cow has established itself as both a legendary breeding ground for great artists, and a hot bed of creativity and new ideas. Celebrate the full library of Top Cow properties and characters with overviews, profiles, and insights in this deluxe hard cover reference guide. Collecting material previously found in the Top Cow Bible and Bible Addendum along with new entries and content, Top Cow: We Create… makes the perfect holiday gift for the diehard Top Cow fan in your life. Plus be the first to find out about what Top Cow has planned for the future with sneak peeks at upcoming concepts and properties!

THE WALKING DEAD OMNIBUS, VOL. 1 HC (NEW PRINTING)
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art TONY MOORE, CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
NOVEMBER 2
560 PAGES / BW / M
$100
BACK IN PRINT DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND!
This deluxe hardcover features the first 24 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues all in one massive, oversized slip-cased volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers, and anyone needing a heavy object with which to fend off the Walking Dead.
Collects THE WALKING DEAD #1-24

WITCHBLADE: REDEMPTION, VOL. 4 TP 
story RON MARZ
art STJEPAN SEJIC
cover STJEPAN SEJIC
NOVEMBER 30
160 PAGES / FC / T
STANDARD SIZE
$19.99
END OF AN ERA!
Longtime scribe RON MARZ (ARTIFACTS, MAGDALENA) and artistic partner STJEPAN SEJIC (BROKEN TRINITY) conclude their critically acclaimed run on WITCHBLADE. In this volume, Sara Pezzini must defeat the ancient Babylonian goddess-queen Tiamat, who has returned after centuries with an ax to grind with the Witchblade bearer. Also in this volume, the over-sized landmark 150th issue of Witchblade where Internal Affairs closes in on Sara’s mystical secret, forcing her to choose between her role as Witchblade bearer and detective.
Collects WITCHBLADE #145-150

CCL Podcast #314 – SDCC 2011 Collected Editions Wrap-Up Show

Collected Comics Library Podcast #314
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It’s the Annual podcast where I give my honest and humble opinion on all the collected edition news from San Diego, including the Eisner winners. If you’ve been following the blog all weekend then you’ll know what you’re in for. But for the other folks, it’s a nice, welcome chance to get caught up without all the pesky reading getting in the way.

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Image Comics Collected Editions October 2011 Solicitations

Image has released their October 2011 Solicitations. Among the many great books are a few notable collected editions:

THE WALKING DEAD BOOK 7 HC
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD
OCTOBER 5
304PAGES / BW / M
$34.99
Rick and his group learn the dangers of living behind the safety of theCommunity walls, and much worse: what happens when those walls give way to those outside. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #73-84

THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TP
story TIM DANIEL & ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
OCTOBER 19
112 PAGES / FC / M
$14.99
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the cast of The Walking Dead. TheSurvivor’s Guide is a handy checklist of all the characters who have appeared in the series thus far, alive or dead. This series isa can’t-miss supplement to the hit comic book series that is now a hit TV series on AMC!

DOC BIZARRE, M.D.HC
story JOE CASEY
art / color ANDY SURIANO
OCTOBER 19
72 PAGES/ FC / T+
STANDARD SIZE
$12.99
From monsters crippled with pneumonia or demons suffering from incontinence, only one manclaims to possess the skills and the training to cure what ails them…DOC BIZARRE, M.D.! He’ll make globe hopping house calls for sick creepers, medically challenged myths and ghouls at death’s door!It’s over-the-top, comedic horror from JOE CASEY and ANDY SURIANO! DON’T MISS THIS ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL – JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN!

ARTIFACTS,VOL. 3 TP 
story RON MARZ
art JEREMY HAUN & DALE KEOWN
cover DALE KEOWN
OCTOBER 19
160 PAGES / FC / T+
STANDARD SIZE
$19.99
THE EPIC CONCLUSION!
Over a year in the making, the final act of Top Cow’s landmark ARTIFACTS is finally collected. The mysterious Survivor has been revealed and his plan exposed, but with the Artifact bearers evenly split is it possible for anyone to truly triumph? And what role will the deadlyThirteenth Bearer play in the final battle? RON MARZ (WITCHBLADE, MAGDALENA) and artists JEREMY HAUN (DetectiveComics)and DALE KEOWN (THE DARKNESS/PITT)take the entire Top Cow Universe to the brink of destruction and beyond! Collects ARTIFACTS #9-13

LAST MORTAL HC
story JOHN MAHONEY & FILIP SABLIK
art & cover THOMAS NACHLIK
OCTOBER 26
160 PAGES / B&W / M
DIGEST SIZE
$19.99
REVENGE NEVER DIES!
Alec King is a small time thief & con man who has always run away from responsibility. When he and his partner get in over their heads after being blackmailed into becoming hitmen and his partner is killed in the process, Alec tries to escape one last time. Alec attempts to take his own life, only to discover he cannot die. What would you do if you had nowhere left to run? Collecting the hard-hitting noir tale of revenge from Minotaur Press, this hardcover not only offers the complete series, but a wealth of behind-the-scenes bonus material including a complete cover gallery,character designs, and a look at the development of Last Mortal. Collects LAST MORTAL #1-4.

MICE TEMPLAR, VOL. 3 HC
story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art MICHAEL AVON OEMING & VICTOR SANTOS
cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING
OCTOBER 12
250 PAGES / FC / T
$29.99
“A MIDWINTER NIGHT’S DREAM”
Karic was the prophesied “Chosen One,” yet now all the Dark Lands will suffer for his audacious actions against King Icarus and the snake god of the druids. Winter has come to the Shadow Time. TheDruid High Priest claims the vacant throne and unleashes a wave of tyranny. Civil war looms between rats and weasels. The legend of “Karic Lives” sparks open rebellion. While the hero Karic lies in a feverish coma, unable to wake: yet his dreams are a portal to the Outer Darkness, where the accursed evil of Donas the Nathair lays claim to Karic’s very soul. The two-time Harvey Award-winning series continues, from the acclaimed writer of THOR: FIRST THUNDER and the co-creator of POWERS and TAKIO!

NIGHTMARE WORLD, VOL. 3: DEMON DAYSTP
story DIRK MANNING
art VARIOUS
cover KRISTEN PERRY
OCTOBER 5
128 PAGES / FC / T+
$16.99
The Armageddon is over and The Devil has won. In this latest collection of stories culled from the hit Shadowline Web comic series, learn how the previous NIGHTMARE WORLD tales of Irish fairy-folk, vengeful zombie killers, alien ultra-heroes, Cthulhu and more combine with these 13 new tales of terror to reveal Lucifer’s sinister plan to control Creation,revealing the haunted underbelly of a monstrous world all too similar to our own in the chilling tradition of “Tales from the Crypt”and “The Twilight Zone.” Includes an introduction by GARY (Deadworld)REED, re-mastered art, a bonus prose story and more!

SCIENCE DOG OVERSIZED HC
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art CORY WALKER
cover CORY WALKER & CHRIS CHUCKRY
OCTOBER 19
64 PAGES / FC / T
$19.99
From the pages of Invincible comes a Science Dog odyssey no fan should miss! Spanning time and space, watch Science Dog fight fire with fire, evil with science!

WHO IS JAKE ELLIS?, VOL. 1, TP
story NATHAN EDMONDSON
art & cover TONCI ZONJIC
OCTOBER 12
136 PAGES / FC / T+
$16.99
The multiple-sellout miniseries Newsarama calls “a modern noir package that is not to be missed” and MTV “couldn’t put down.” Jon Moore is a mercenary spy on the run, protected only by Jake Ellis, a man invisible to everyone except Jon. Collects WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? 1-5.