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Image Comics Previews For July 20, 2011

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Image Comics has provided BF with a first look at their titles (Avengelyne, All Nighter, Darkness, Deadlands, Elephantmen, Hack/Slash, Marksmen, Reaper, Turf, The Walking Dead, Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies, Witch Doctor), coming to stores July 20, 2011.

 AVENGELYNE #1

story ROB LIEFELD & MARK POULTON art OWEN GIENI, cover A ROB LIEFELD, cover B OWEN GIENI, cover C JOE BENIETEZ

32 PAGES, FC, $2.99

"DEVIL IN THE FLESH," Part One The legendary fallen angel returns to comics. As New York City's sins are covered with a fresh blanket of snow, the psychotic serial killer, Torment, is hard at work creating new ones. Meanwhile, Avengelyne has her hands full with the Red Dragon who has taken a human vessel in search of a new apprentice. Who has the Dragon chosen as his vessel and does it have anything to do with Avengelyne's new look? All this plus the introduction of the stunning, Heaven Starr! AVENGELYNE is a new ongoing supernatural series written by MARK POULTON (Koni Waves) with art by OWEN GIENI and letters and color assists by DEXTER WEEKS.

     

  

DEADLANDS (ONE-SHOT)

story JIMMY PALMIOTTI & JUSTIN GRAY, art & cover LEE MODER

32 PAGES, FC, $2.99

Visionary Comics and Pinnacle Entertainment present the second of four one-shots bringing the weird Western world of Deadlands to comics!
Written by Jonah Hex scribes JIMMY PALMIOTTI & JUSTIN GRAY, "Massacre at Red Wing" tells the story of Clementime, a warrior woman who journeys south in search of her mother, swearing to kill anyone and anything that gets in the way.

     

  

ELEPHANTMEN #33

story RICHARD STARKINGS, art & cover SHAKY KANE

40 PAGES, FC, $3.99

"THE BONES"
BULLETPROOF COFFIN artist and Legend, SHAKY KANE, joins ELEPHANTMEN for the freaky tale of Doctor Sebastian Bone and his wife, Victoria, and her lust for something belonging to Elephantmen.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

     

  

HACK/SLASH #6

story TIM SEELEY, art DAN LEISTER, cover a DAN LEISTER & RACHELLE ROSENBERG cover b NATE BELLEGARDE

32 PAGES, FC, $3.50

"FAME MONSTER," Part One
Every time Cassie falls asleep, she dreams of another celebrity murder. And when she wake up, she finds it has actually happened! The cast of "Douche Beach," the Pouperheus Sisters, Lady Art Projekt, even teen heart throb Kendall Schipp and his millions of "Worschippers"... none are safe from the Fame Monster!

     

  

MARKSMEN #1 (of 6)

story DAVID BAXTER, art JAVIER ARANDA, GARRY LEACH & JESSICA KHOLINE OF IMAGINARY FRIENDS STUDIOS, cover TOMM COKER

32 PAGES, FC, $1.00

Sixty years ago the oil ran out and debts were called in. Civil war followed that splintered America into warring fiefdoms. New San Diego is a technocratic utopia that offers the last bastion of peace and prosperity, provided you live within its walls. Drake McCoy is its best protector. McCoy, an expert marksman, defends the city from the numerous threats in the wasteland outside the walls. But when the oil rich Lone Star state sends a powerful army to steal New San Diego's energy technology, even Drake's leadership and skill may not be enough to fend off the siege.

     

  

REAPER #2

story CLIFF RATHBURN, art & cover CLIFF RATHBURN

48 PAGES, FC & BW, $4.99

Artist CLIFF RATHBURN returns to the series he created! 400 years have passed since Death failed to eradicate all life. Death has returned with a more insidious plan to retrieve a magical gem from the hands of Reaper, who has become a prominent warlord and has amassed a small army to protect his village and wealth. Unknown to Reaper, he is about to lose everything; for Death's new strategy can't be stopped.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

     

  

THE DARKNESS #92

story PHIL HESTER, art SHELDON MITCHELL, cover BANE

32 PAGES, FC, $2.99

"Outer Darkness" Part 3 of 6!

The battle between Jackie Estacado and the very source of his power, The Darkness ensues in earnest! Estacado has been lied to, beaten down, and betrayed over and over again over the last few years; but he has also studied, learned, and grown. Will Jackie Estacado take control of his destiny or will he end up another in a long line of pawns for The Darkness?

     

  

THE WALKING DEAD #87

story ROBERT KIRKMAN,

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

32 PAGES,
BW,
$2.99

We learn to carry on without them.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

     

  

TURF HC

story JONATHAN ROSS, art & cover TOMMY LEE EDWARDS

180 PAGES, FC, OVERSIZED, $39.99

The critically acclaimed hardboiled noir crime thriller with guns, fangs and aliens is collected in its full glory!
New York, 1925: the height of prohibition. Gangs fall like bloody dominos as the mysterious Dragonmir family fights to rule the city and begin to wake the Old One - a gigantic sleeping vampire buried amongst the roots of their mansion. But an unlikely alliance formed between tough guy Eddie Falco and a stranded space- alien known as Squeed leads to an uneasy stalemate. Meanwhile, a strong-willed young reporter, dirty cops and ousted Harlem racketeers all try to survive in the middle of the maelstrom, and it's anyone's guess who's going to win the battle for this particular slice of turf.

Collects TURF #1-5, plus a pin-up and cover gallery featuring comic legends JIM STERANKO, WILLIAM STOUT, MICHAEL KALUTA, DAVE GIBBONS, DUNCAN FEGREDO and more!

     

  

TWISTED SAVAGE DRAGON FUNNIES TP

story & art ERIK LARSEN, MICHEL FIFFE, BRANDON GRAHAM, JIM RUGG, JASEN LEX, ULISES FARINAS, BENJAMIN MARRA, RACHEL FRIERE, GEORGE O'CONNOR, TOM NEELY, MIKE CAVALLARO, SIMON FRASER, ZACK SOTO, DEAN HASPIEL, TOM SCIOLI & MANY more!, cover ERIK LARS

128 PAGES, FC, OVERSIZED, $18.99

In the tradition of Marvel's Strange Tales and DC's Bizzaro Comics comes TWISTED SAVAGE DRAGON FUNNIES, a showcase of the hottest indie cartoonists bringing their unique flavor to the somewhat wacky world of SAVAGE DRAGON! This volume compiles every twisted story as well as many never-before-seen tales from some of alternative comics' best! The TWISTED SAVAGE DRAGON FUNNIES collection amasses every beautiful and brutal Twisted Tale from the pages of SAVAGE DRAGON and then some! From the surreal to the hilarious, a heaping helping of alternative visionaries have their way with ERIK LARSEN's Dragonverse and the wide array of crazy characters that inhabit it.

     

  


WITCH DOCTOR #2 (of 4)


story BRANDON SEIFERT, art & cover LUKA KETNER

32 PAGES, FC, $2.99

Another foray into medical horror from ROBERT KIRKMAN's Skybound Originals line!
Is your baby really your baby - or is it a camouflaged monster that's feeding on you while you sleep? An infestation of Cuckoo Faeries is spreading through the nurseries of Arkham, Oregon, and it's up to Dr. Vincent Morrow, the Witch Doctor, to stop it! So why doesn't he want to bother? Plus: Shark cage diving with sea monsters!

     

  

ALL NIGHTER  #2  (of 5)

story DAVID HAHN
art / cover DAVID HAHN
JULY 20
32 PAGES / BW
$2.99

"STEALING SCENES," Part Two (of Five)

A strained relationship gets even more awkward when Donna awkwardly discovers that her new boyfriend, Jim, is an old flame of Kit's, and things get worse when Kit learns Jim is enrolled in the same art program at school.  Also, a strange girl named Martha answers Kit's ad for a housemate.

     

     

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