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@ImageComics @TopCow Solicits for October 2013


Want to know what's coming up for Image Comics in October and what to add to your Pull-List? The October Solicits have been released and can see them below. Also don't forget the solicits for; MarvelDCDark HorseImageIDWZenescopeValiantAspen, & Dynamite. And if you missed it, check out the September 2013 Solicits.




PRETTY DEADLY #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH
story KELLY SUE DECONNICK
art EMMA RÍOS & JORDIE BELLAIRE
cover EMMA RÍOS
OCTOBER 23
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.50
KELLY SUE DECONNICK (Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel) & EMMA RÍOS (Dr. Strange, Osborn) reunite to bring you an all-new ongoing series that marries the magical realism of Sandman with the western brutality of Preacher.  Death's daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her tale of retribution is as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage.

VELVET #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH
story ED BRUBAKER
art STEVE EPTING & BETTIE BREITWEISER
cover STEVE EPTING
OCTOBER 2
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.50
ED BRUBAKER and STEVE EPTING redefined Captain America with the “Winter Soldier” saga... and everything they've done so far has been leading to VELVET!
When the world's best secret agent is killed, Velvet Templeton, the Personal Assistant to the Director of the Agency, is drawn off her desk and back into the field for the first time in nearly 20 years... and is immediately caught in a web of mystery, murder and high-octane action.
Sexy and provocative, with a dark twist on the spy genre, this EXTRA-LENGTH first issue by two of the industry's best-selling creators will knock you out!

CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2013
STORY: Tim Seeley, Richard Corben, Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Paul Tobin, Josh Williamson, Steve Seeley, Mike Moreci, Leah Sottile ART: Richard Corben, Gabriel Hardman, Joe Eisma, Andy Kuhn, Ron Chan, Dennis Culver, Juan Ferreyra, Emi Lennox
COVER A: David Marquez
COVER B: Gabriel Ba
COVER C: Richard Corben
OCTOBER TBD
48 PAGES / FC / M
$4.99
A COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND BENEFIT BOOK!
“TALES OF BLOOD & COURAGE!”
CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL returns with Dark Horse editor-in-chief SCOTT ALLIE pulling together an all-star roster of writers and artists to battle censorship with 48 PAGES OF ALL-NEW stories! Tim Seeley brings Hack/Slash back for what might be the most bizarre tale in the series, and legendary creator Richard Corben tells the story of an underground cartoonist bringing back his most famous (and well-endowed) hero.
Everyone has a story to tell, but what happens when a story gets taken away from its creator? LIBERTY ANNUAL 2013 looks at the creative costs of censorship, either through the sort of outside interference the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has fought for 27 years, or through more private forms. The Hoax Hunters battle a cable news program for the life of sasquatch, a young punk rock journalist examines Pussy Riot, and Masks and Mobsters writer Josh Williamson answers the question, “What If Wertham Were Right?”
All proceeds from this book benefit the important First Amendment work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who’ve been fighting censorship in comics for over 25 years!

THE WALKING DEAD #115
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
covers  CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART
ALL-OUT WAR BEGINS!
The biggest storyline in WALKING DEAD history – just in time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the series! It’s Rick versus Negan with a little help from everyone else!
This issue ships with 12 COVERS!
cover A: standard cover
covers B-K: 10 connecting covers celebrating 10 years of THE WALKING DEAD!
cover L: blank cover

THE WALKING DEAD #1 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover TONY MOORE & DAVE STEWART
OCTOBER 2
48 PAGES / FC / M
$5.99
The historic first issue of THE WALKING DEAD presented for the first time in FULL COLOR by colorist extraordinaire DAVE STEWART! Along with the original covers and variants done for this issue throughout the years and tons of other bonus material.

THE WALKING DEAD TYREESE SPECIAL
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
cover CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART
OCTOBER 23
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99
Just in time for the premiere of Season Four of the TV show! Tyreese, a character prominently featured in the season, gets a spotlight here. The special issue reprints his first appearance from THE WALKING DEAD #7 as well as a new origin story, first printed in THE WALKING DEAD: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SPECIAL.

ROCKET GIRL #1
story BRANDON MONTCLARE
art / cover AMY REEDER
OCTOBER 9
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.50
A teenage cop from a high-tech future is sent back in time to 1986 New York City.  Dayoung Johansson is investigating the Quintum Mechanics megacorporation for crimes against time. As she pieces together the clues, she discovers the “future” she calls home – an alternate reality version of 2013 – shouldn’t exist at all!
Blast off with the new ongoing series by BRANDON MONTCLARE (Halloween Eve) and Eisner Award nominee AMY REEDER (Batwoman, Madame Xanadu).

THREE #1
story KIERON GILLEN

art / cover RYAN KELLY & JORDIE BELLAIRE
historical consultant PROF. STEPHEN HODKINSON
OCTOBER 9
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
When a member of the Spartan ruling class visits an isolated homestead of Helot workers, a brutal massacre is only the beginning. KIERON GILLEN (PHONOGRAM, Über, Iron Man), RYAN KELLY (Saucer County, Local) and JORDIE BELLAIRE (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, NOWHERE MEN) unite to tell the heroic story of three slaves and their desperate attempt to escape 300 of the finest warriors who've ever lived.

BUSHIDO #1 (of 5)
story ROB LEVIN
art / cover STUDIO HIVE
OCTOBER 2
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
VAMPIRES IN FEUDAL JAPAN!
Kichiro is an outsider in feudal Japan. Lacking the Japanese blood that would allow him to become a samurai, Kichiro must fulfill his dreams of serving the shogun in a less traditional manner… by eliminating every foreign supernatural threat that rears its fangs!
This Halloween month, treat yourself to an issue of BUSHIDO each Wednesday! All FIVE issues of Top Cow’s and Heroes and Villains Entertainment’s latest series will be released in October. Order now… if you dare!
BUSHIDO #2 (OF 5)
OCTOBER 9
BUSHIDO #3 (OF 5)
OCTOBER 16
BUSHIDO #4 (OF 5)
OCTOBER 23
BUSHIDO #5 (OF 5)
OCTOBER 30

FIVE GHOSTS #6
story FRANK J. BARBIERE
art / cover GARRY BROWN
OCTOBER 30
40 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.50
NOW AN ONGOING SERIES!
Fabian travels to Japan to aid an old ally in the search for a mythical weapon: the legendary sword known as MASAMUNE!
A special stand-alone tale featuring artist GARRY BROWN (The Massive, Mass Effect)!

SAGA #15
story BRIAN K VAUGHAN
art / cover FIONA STAPLES
OCTOBER 16
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
Everything starts coming together.

SAVAGE DRAGON #193
story / art / cover ERIK LARSEN
OCTOBER 23
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.99
A NEW BEGINNING!
It’s the ultimate jumping on point for new readers and a bold new beginning as Malcolm Dragon takes over the title role from his famous father.
Malcolm Dragon is not your typical teenager. He lives in an apartment by himself in downtown Chicago, he's a junior who's just transferred to a new high school, and he's trying his best to fill the shoes of his father, the Savage Dragon, fighting the forces of evil in the Windy City! New dangers! New adventures!
Get in on the ground level of a whole new SAVAGE DRAGON!

WITCHBLADE #170
story RON MARZ
art LAURA BRAGA
cover MARC SILVESTRI
OCTOBER 2
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
RON MARZ RETURNS TO WITCHBLADE!
Sara Pezzini has been a cop, a mother, a girlfriend, and a private investigator. She is none of those things anymore. The only thing tying Sara to her past and preventing her from forging a new chapter in life is the Witchblade. But with everything else gone, who will Sara Pezzini be if she gives up the Witchblade?

THOUGHT BUBBLE ANTHOLOGY 2013
story FABIO MOON, GABRIEL BA, RICHARD STARKINGS, JEFFREY BROWN, BRANDON GRAHAM, TOM HUMBERSTONE, MARC ELLERBY, TAMSIN ISLES, CLARK BURSCOUGH
art ADI GRANOV, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, RAMON PEREZ, BOO COOK, RUFUS DAYGLO, BRANDON GRAHAM, MING DOYLE, ADAM CALDWELL
cover ALICE DUKE
OCTOBER 23
32 PAGES / FC / T+
TABLOID FORMAT
$3.99
A collection of new short stories by some of the best in the business, including the first ever team-up of Elephantmen and Judge Dredd! Plus many more names to be announced. This anthology is part of the United Kingdom's Thought Bubble Festival which takes place in Leeds, Northern England from November 17-24. All profits from this comic go to Barnardo’s, one of the largest children’s charities in the UK.

APHRODITE IX #6
story MATT HAWKINS
art / covers STJEPAN SEJIC
OCTOBER 9
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
WASTELANDS
Exiled by Marcus’s people and lost in a future unfamiliar to her, Aphrodite is now banished to wander the dead zones beyond the habitable ring of the Earth’s equator. But behind the thick smog clouds, Aphrodite is not as alone as she thinks! Featuring two connecting covers by STJEPAN SEJIC!

ARTIFACTS #32
story RON MARZ
art JUNG-GEUN YOON
cover STJEPAN SEJIC
OCTOBER 9
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.99

BLACKACRE #11
story DUFFY BOUDREAU
art WENDELL CAVALCANTI & ANTONIO FABELA
cover BRIAN CHURILLA
OCTOBER 2
32 PAGES FC M
$2.99
THE SHOCKING AND BLOODY CONCLUSION OF ARC TWO!
Sinclair faces exile, Hull scrambles to rescue Lee after the horrific incident at the outpost, and Fawna finally gets Greene in her crosshairs.

THE BOUNCE #6
story JOE CASEY
art / cover DAVID MESSINA
OCTOBER 23
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
BIG SECRETS REVEALED THIS ISSUE!
What has The Darling seen that has changed him forever? Is there anything worse than the death of a hero? And what does that mean for The Bounce and the twisted world he lives in? Meanwhile, The Vamp makes her big move!

CHEW #38
story JOHN LAYMAN
art / cover ROB GUILLORY
OCTOBER 9
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
“FAMLY RECIPE,” Part Three
Cibopath behind bars.

CLONE #11
story DAVID SCHULNER, AARON GINSBURG & WADE MCINTYRE
art / cover JUAN JOSE RYP & ANDY TROY
OCTOBER 23
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
Following the events of last issue, Luke Taylor’s life has spun off in a startling new direction. Hounded by a new enemy, can he save himself, one clone at a time?

THE DREAM MERCHANT #6 (of 6)
story NATHAN EDMONDSON
art / cover KONSTANTIN NOVOSADOV
OCTOBER 30
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.50
MINISERIES CONCLUSION!
The dream is real, the end is here – but where is Winslow?

EAST OF WEST #7
story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art NICK DRAGOTTA
OCTOBER 30
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.50
“THE QUEST”
Death begins his great hunt, lines are drawn among the chosen, and the Ranger picks up the scent of his prey.

ELEPHANTMEN #52
story RICHARD STARKINGS
art AXEL MEDELLIN
cover BOO COOK
OCTOBER 30
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.99
"PICKING UP THE PIECES," Part Two
Farrell and Hip Flask are investigating a tragic lover's tiff... but perhaps there are bigger issues at stake.

FATALE #19
story ED BRUBAKER
art SEAN PHILLIPS & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER
cover SEAN PHILLIPS
OCTOBER 30
32 PAGES/ FC/ M
$3.50
Rock 'n' roll, robbery, and ritual murder collide in '90s Seattle as the fourth arc of FATALE comes to a shattering conclusion... and the secret identity of Nic's present day helper is revealed. Is he who he claims to be?
And remember each issue of FATALE contains extra content, articles, and artwork that are not available anywhere but the printed single issues.

GHOSTED #4
story JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art GORAN SUDZUKA & MIROSLAV MRVA
cover SEAN PHILLIPS
OCTOBER 9
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
Murder. Lies. Betrayal. Winters’ team of paranormal experts has only scratched the surface of the Trask Mansion’s horrors. After a ritual gone wrong, are they the next to be added to its gruesome history?

GREAT PACIFIC #11
story JOE HARRIS
art / cover  MARTÍN MORAZZO
OCTOBER 9
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
“NATION BUILDING,” Part Five
The road to statehood was already rough for Chas Worthington’s neo nation, but tangling with the despotic outlaw Chukwu regime might prove to be his worst move yet.  As the people of New Texas turn on the man who founded their unlikely home, how will Chas respond?

HOAX HUNTERS #11
story MICHAEL MORECI & STEVE SEELEY
art T-REX JONES
cover JASON COPLAND
OCTOBER 2
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.50
“THE BOOK OF MOTHMAN” Part Two
Regan and Donovan's encounter with the deadly demon in their search for the Book of All Futures reveals a shocking insight from Donovan's past. Meanwhile, Jack and Ken continue to quell the surging cryptid activity across the Midwest.

INVINCIBLE #107
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover RYAN OTTLEY & JOHN RAUCH
OCTOBER 16
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
Monax did not deserve this life. Monster Girl has to deal with her failure as a father (not a typo—it’s complicated). All the while, the greatest foe Invincible has ever faced... plans to make his move.

INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #7
story PHIL HESTER
art/ cover TODD NAUCK & GABE ELTAEB
OCTOBER 2
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
The Guardians’ most enigmatic member gets a well-earned break, but will Le Brusier’s day off turn into a dog day afternoon? Plus, a villainoussss threat returnssss!

JUPITER'S LEGACY #4 
story MARK MILLAR
art / cover FRANK QUITELY
variant cover BRYAN HITCH
OCTOBER 30
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
Brandon and his Uncle Walter have instigated the superhero revolution, but there are those who would still stand against them. On the other side of the world, Chloe and Hutch are hiding with their enormous secret and hoping to evade the man charged with hunting renegade superhumans.

MICE TEMPLAR IV: LEGEND #8
story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art VICTOR SANTOS
cover a MICHAEL AVON OEMING
cover b VICTOR SANTOS & CHANDRA FREE
OCTOBER 16
48 PAGES / FC / T
$3.99
“ICARUS THE GOD”
The true madness of King Icarus is revealed as he launches his war against the heavens, forcing the owls of Wotan to defend the Great Ash Tree from the rat horde. But as the sacred Fields of Gold burn, former High Priest Micah unleashes true justice against the corruption of the priestly order!

MORNING GLORIES #33
story NICK SPENCER
art JOE EISMA
cover RODIN ESQUEJO
OCTOBER 16
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.50
"Distance."

MORNING GLORIES #34
story NICK SPENCER
art JOE EISMA
cover RODIN ESQUEJO
OCTOBER 30
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.50
"Left unsaid."

NOWHERE MEN #9
story ERIC STEPHENSON
art NATE BELLEGARDE, EMI LENOX & JORDIE BELLAIRE
cover NATE BELLEGARDE & FONOGRAFIKS
OCTOBER 30
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
Going underground.

PETER PANZERFAUST #15
story KURTIS J. WIEBE
art / cover TYLER JENKINS
OCTOBER 16
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.50
“CRY OF THE WOLF,” CONCLUSION
Communications have broken down. The group is divided and now it's time to run, to hide! Hook’s Hunters have taken the Sticks and despite the impeccable timing of the Croc, there is only one thing that can be done: fight to live another day! The third thrilling story arc ends here!

PROPHET #42
story BRANDON GRAHAM & SIMON ROY
art SIMON ROY & GIANNIS MILONOGIANNIS
cover EMMA RIOS
OCTOBER 30
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.99
The Prophets learn more of the mysterious creatures that threaten them while Troll bonds with one of the greatest forces in the universe.

RAT QUEENS #2
story KURTIS J. WIEBE
art / cover A & B ROC UPCHURCH
OCTOBER 23
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.50
“GOLD, GUTS AND GROG,” Part Two
Someone wants to kill the Rat Queens? The girls are seeing red and there’s only one thing to do about it: get really, really drunk. And, eventually, maybe get to the bottom of who’s trying to kill them. Because, let’s be honest, they already know why.
NOTE: RAT QUEENS will ship with two covers, which can be ordered separately.

REALITY CHECK #2
story GLEN BRUNSWICK
art / cover VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC
OCTOBER 2
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
Will is having one bad day. The woman who broke his heart has returned and she may actually have a thing for Dark Hour – the fictional hero come to life from Will's imagination.  Meanwhile, the hideous Devil-Inside stalks their every move, waiting for the perfect moment to kill them all.

SATELLITE SAM #4
story by MATT FRACTION
art / cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN
OCTOBER 2
32 PAGES / BW / M
$3.50
Tiny details of the late Carlyle White's life start to come into focus the longer his son stays sober and asks questions. The network struggles to survive its war against three radio-era behemoths and the FCC. Truth comes out, clothes come off, and Mike finds out just how far down he can go.

SECRET #5
story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art RYAN BODENHEIM & MICHAEL GARLAND
OCTOBER 16
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$3.50
“EYES OPEN”
What matters is not what you're working on, or who you're working for; it's finding out why you were hired in the first place.
Check out this bookend chapter of the newest series guaranteed to completely peel your head back, SECRET #5: EYES OPEN!

SEX #8
story JOE CASEY
art / cover PIOTR KOWALSKI
OCTOBER 30
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
THIS IS IT!
Simon Cooke finally comes face to face with the psycho-social phenomenon known as… the Saturnalia! What surprises await him? More importantly: Who's gonna get naked? It's all been building to this climax so, whatever you do, don't you dare miss it!

SEX CRIMINALS #2
story MATT FRACTION
art / cover CHIP ZDARSKY
OCTOBER 9
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.50
So who's the boy with the same sexy-time time-stopping gifts as Suzie? Meet John, who until last night thought he could freeze time with his junk. At long last not alone, what kind of horny hijinx will he and Suzie get up to together? What ANY of us would do if having sex stopped the whole world: We'd do crimes.

SHELTERED #4
story ED BRISSON
art / cover  JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS
OCTOBER 9
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
Victoria and Hailey find themselves hunted, their only salvation the trappings of a bunker. Lucas's true colors begin to show as he takes deadly measures to maintain control of the survivors.

SIDEKICK #3
story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
art /cover TOM MANDRAKE & HiFi
OCTOBER 9
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
Flyboy finds himself increasingly under the seductive spell of one of the Moonglow Twins, who leaves no memory of her actions the next morning.  Driven by a subconscious memory of their dangerous affair, and by his abject failure to get anyone in his home town to take him seriously, Flyboy decides to leave behind his current heroic identity and reinvent himself as a totally different hero in another part of the country.  But everything that can go wrong, does go wrong, and he must face an even more humiliating defeat before the eyes of the world.

SPAWN #236
story TODD MCFARLANE
art SZYMON KUDRANSKI
cover artist TODD MCFARLANE
OCTOBER 2
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
“CONSEQUENCES”
Power Corrupts! Corrupt Power Destroys! The Next Chapter In SPAWN's Continuing Evolution Is Here!
Having survived the first round of his showdown with the K7-Leetha, Jim seeks to make amends for past sins. But his struggle for control is only just beginning.
While Jim is distracted, his enemies continue to further their own efforts as Clown and Bludd have a showdown. And another familiar face returns in a most unexpected role...
But whose side is THE REDEEMER on?

TEN GRAND #6
story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
art / cover  BEN TEMPLESMITH
OCTOBER 2
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
Why has a wounded angel been chained and imprisoned on the outskirts of hell for a hundred thousand years?  And why should Joe Fitzgerald care enough to help her, since it'll just slow him down in his search for Laura?  Knowing that his actions could result in his permanent death, and with a civil war breaking out in heaven, Joe must make a fateful decision that will endanger not only his soul, but the soul of the woman he loves more than life itself.

THIEF OF THIEVES #19
story ANDY DIGGLE & ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & FELIX SERRANO
OCTOBER 30
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
Special Agent Cohen has plagued Conrad’s every step. Until now… The end of ANDY DIGGLE’s THIEF OF THIEVES arc ends with a real BANG.

TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH #6 
story KEN KRISTENSEN
art / cover  M.K. PERKER
OCTOBER 2
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
"CHARLIE ROSE'S TABLE: PUBLIC BROADCASTING SATAN," Part Two
Todd gets caught in the crossfire between Charlie Rose and a half-crazed demon hunter. Meanwhile, Chief Hargrave continues searching for his ideal black partner. Peggy sees a back-alley cosmetologist about improving her looks. And Gus finds a way to hide the fact that Sandy has, well, been dragged to hell.

ZERO #2
story ALES KOT
art MATEUS SANTOLOUCO & JORDIE BELLAIRE
cover A MATEUS SANTOLOUCO & TOM MULLER
cover B TYLER CROOK
OCTOBER 16
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
Shanghai, 2019. An opulent skyscraper party full of terrorists looking for fresh funding. Edward Zero is about to sabotage it big time -- and then the skyscraper starts to vanish, bit by bit. So maybe he should look into that first?


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