Image Comics Graphic Novels – Publishing Jan-Jun 15!

CPP - Image Logo Here’s a look at the Graphic Novels Image Comics have coming for you over the period January to June 2015! Given the volume of their output we’re highlighting the more fantastical of their publishing with cover and copy, listing the rest of their worthy titles beneath which can be explored on their site. We’ll be bringing you our particular recommends of all publishers together by month of publication.
Note: Publication dates were correct at time of writing but are liable to change

 

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Pub
Title
Creator(s)
ISBN
Bind
RRP
Vol
CBP I Stray Bullets V6
Jan
Stray Bullets: Killers
David Lapham
978-1632152152
PB
£14.99
6
A little boy learns too late that running your mouth can get you run over. A young babysitter gets in way over her head when she’s hired to sit by a dangerous man with a strange request. A young couple’s hopeful visit to the city turns anything but when they step into the middle of a mob turf war and watch more than just friends die. And a young man just trying to help his hustler cousin out of a bad spot instead becomes the ultimate killer.
These are only some of the eight stories comprising “Killers,” the newest arc in the ongoing world of Stray Bullets. Each story stands on its own, but collectively they tell the twisted story of two teens — Virginia and Eli — both scarred by tragic childhood intersections with the Baltimore underworld, drawn together in the sleepy seaside town of Sandcastle, unable to escape their dark pasts….
CBP I - The Walking Dead Cutting-Room Floor
Jan
The Walking Dead Cutting-Room Floor
Robert Kirkman
978-1607065203
HB
£14.99
Extras
NEVER BEFORE SEEN WALKING DEAD PLOTS!
Note: This title has been announced before and not yet published at time of writing – for those who love The Walking Dead hopefully it will be available soon…
For the first time ever: an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look at Robert Kirkman’s original, hand-written plot lines for the early issues of the Eisner-award winning series, The Walking Dead! See what plot lines were left on the cutting-room floor and get an in-depth look at how the series came together.
This collection includes commentaries on Kirkman’s original plots with never-before-seen material.
This is The Walking Dead collector’s item of the year!
CBP I - Manhattan Projects V5
Jan
The Manhattan Projects: The Cold War
Jonathan Hickman, Nick Pitarra
978-1632151841
PB
£10.99
5
It’s the fifth volume of the world’s greatest secret science history, The Manhattan Projects. “The Cold War” reveals the dark days of the ‘real’ Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of an American President, and the end of the Manhattan Projects-Star City alliance.
Collects The Manhattan Projects #21-25.
CBP I - Outcast
Jan
Outcast
Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta
978-1632150530
PB
£7.50
NEW HORROR SERIES FROM THE WALKING DEAD CREATOR, ROBERT KIRKMAN! Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it!
Collects Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta #1-6.
CBP I - Manifest Destiny V2
Jan
Manifest Destiny
Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts, Owen Gieni
978-1632150523
PB
£10.99
2
In 1804, Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark set out on an expedition to explore the uncharted American frontier. This is the story of what the monsters they discovered lurking in the wilds…
In this second volume of the hit series, Lewis, Clark and the surviving members of their expedition continue westward, only to learn there is nowhere to run on the river…
CBP I - God Hates Astronauts V2
Feb
God Hates Astronauts: A Star is Born
Ryan Browne
978-1632151964
PB
£10.99
2
God Hates Astronauts is back with a new story perfect for new readers. NASA has sponsored a group of small-minded, self-centered, and incompetent “super heroes” to help them regulate illegal space travel by wayward farmers. Unfortunately, these “heroes” are very bad at their jobs and their negligence leaves the planet Earth on the brink of intergalactic invasion!
Now it’s up to a guy with a ghost cow head, a Chicago cop with robot arms, and an ex-bartender with a magic ring to stop the invading space crab army!
CBP I - Black Science V2
Feb
Black Science: Welcome, Nowhere
Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera
978-1632150189
PB
£10.99
2
In this second volume of the hit series, the Anarchist League of Scientists dives further into the Onion construct of reality than ever before, jumping wildly through worlds of wonder, fantastic beauty, and cosmic horrors. Beset on dangers from without and within, the team must learn to be a family if they’re ever to survive and find their way home again.
CBP I - Savage Dragon A New Beginning
Feb
Savage Dragon Archives Volume 4
Erik Larsen
978-1582408354
PB
£14.99
4
Everything’s different now! The world has gone through a startling transformation! The classic superhero saga continues in this forth unwieldy volume chronicling the adventures of Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon!
Following a vicious battle with the nefarious Darklord, everything that Dragon knew is changed! The very planet has been altered and the Dragon is a wanted man! Now, the sinister CyberFace is calling the shots, and technology has gone wild! Giants roam the streets and there are bugs the size of cars!
CBP I - Rat Queens V2
Feb
Rat Queens: The Far Reaching Tentacles Of N’Rygoth
Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch
978-1632150400
PB
£10.99
2
A brand-new, booze-soaked tale of the Rat Queens reveals a growing menace within the very walls of Palisade. And while Dee may have run from her past, the bloated, blood-feasting sky god N’rygoth never really lets his children stray too far.
Collects issues #6-10 of the smash-hit series, plus extras.
CBP I - Sex Criminals V2
Feb
Sex Criminals: Two Worlds, One Cop
Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky
978-1632151933
PB
£10.99
2
The second storyline from the Eisner-award winning Sex Criminals finds the honeymoon to be over for Jon and Suzie. Once the thrill of new lust fades, where do you go? Come along and laff and love with Matt and Chip as they brimp back ceaselessly against the past.
CBP I - Starlight V1
Feb
Starlight
Mark Millar, Goran Parlov
978-1632150172
PB
£10.99
1
Forty years ago, Duke McQueen saved an alien world from destruction. Back on earth, nobody believed his story. Now his kids are grown, his wife has passed on, and life has little to offer. Until the day a strange boy from the world he once saved makes an appearance, coaxing Duke to join him on one last adventure. Can Duke handle the leap from has-been to hero?
Collects Starlight #1-6.
CBP I - Trees V1
Feb
Trees
Warren Ellis, Jason Howard
978-1632152701
PB
£10.99
1
Ten years after they landed. All over the world. And they did nothing, standing on the surface of the Earth like trees, exerting their silent pressure on the world, as if there were no-one here and nothing under foot. Ten years since we learned that there is intelligent life in the universe, but that they did not recognize us as intelligent or alive.
Trees, a new science fiction graphic novel by Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, Red) and Jason Howard (Super Dinoasaur, Astounding Wolf-Man) looks at a near-future world where life goes on in the shadows of the Trees: in China, where a young painter arrives in the “special cultural zone” of a city under a Tree; in Italy, where a young woman under the menacing protection of a fascist gang meets an old man who wants to teach her terrible skills; and in Svalbard, where a research team is discovering, by accident, that the Trees may not be dormant after all, and the awful threat they truly represent.
CBP I Low V1
Feb
Low: The Delirium of Hope
Rick Remender, Greg Tocchini
978-1632151940
PB
£7.50
1
Millennia ago, mankind fled the earth’s surface into the bottomless depths of the darkest oceans. Shielded from a merciless sun’s scorching radiation, the human race tried to stave off certain extinction by sending robotic probes far into the galaxy to search for a new home among the stars. Generations later, one family is about to be torn apart in a conflict that will usher in the final race to save humanity from a world beyond hope.
Dive into an aquatic fantasy like none you’ve ever seen before, as writer Rick Remender (Fear Agent, Uncanny Avengers) and artist Greg Tocchini (Last Days of American Crime) bring you a tale mankind’s final hour in the cold, deathly dark of the sea.
Collects Low #1-6.
CBP I Deadly Class
Mar
Deadly Class: Kids of the Black Hole
Rick Remender, Wes Craig, Lee Loughridge
978-1632152220
PB
£10.99
It’s 1988 and Marcus Lopez is getting settled into life at Kings Dominion for the Deadly Arts, a secret elite school, to train the next generation of assassins and professional murderers. He has a girl, a circle of friends, and he’s learning a trade: the craft of killing. But his murderous past is about to catch up with him, and there are a few things about Marcus that even his friends don’t know about — secrets which threaten the lives of everyone at his school.
Because there’s a reason Marcus was sought out by the school’s shadowy principal Master Lin, a man who’s long had an eye for Marcus’ unique talents.
Collecting Deadly Class #7-11, and continuing the story of a group of damaged, deranged, and struggling teenagers living through one of the country’s most vibrant and chilling eras.
CBP Image - Lazarus V3
Mar
Lazarus Volume 3
Greg Rucka, Michael Lark
978-1632152251
PB
£10.99
3

Broken Frontier Award winner: Best Ongoing Series!

CBP Image - Lazarus BF Award
In a dystopian near-future, government is a quaint concept, resources are coveted, and possession is 100% of the law. A handful of Families rule, jealously guarding what they have and exploiting the Waste who struggle to survive in their domains. Forever Carlyle defends her family’s holdings through deception and force as their protector, their Lazarus.
The 16 Families have gathered together in the exclusive luxury confines of Triton One to resolve the emerging conflict between Carlyle and Hock, and they’ve brought their Lazari with them. While Forever’s romance with the Morray Lazarus, Joacquim, continues to blossom, she finds herself not only questioning her identity, but also her loyalty to her Family and her father Malcolm when he orders her to kill her brother Jonah…
Collecting issues #10-15 of the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling series and the third story arc, “Conclave.”
CBP I - The Fade Out V1
Mar
The Fade Out
Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
978-1632151711
PB
£10.99
1
Brubaker and Phillips’ newest hit series, The Fade Out, is an epic noir set in the world of noir itself, the backlots and bars of Hollywood at the end of its Golden Era. A movie stuck in endless reshoots, a writer damaged from the war and lost in the bottle, a dead movie star and the lookalike hired to replace her. Nothing is what it seems in the place where only lies are true.
The Fade Out is Brubaker and Phillips’ most ambitious project yet!
CBP I - Jupiters Legacy V1
Mar
Jupiter’s Legacy
Mark Millar, Frank Quitely
978-1632150097
HB
£18.99
1
Comics superstars Mark Millar and Frank Quitely reinvent the superhero epic for the 21st Century!
1932: Sheldon Sampson’s dreams about a mysterious source of power lead him, his brother Walter, and a group of loyal followers on a quest around the world. What they discover sets them on a course that will wrench a family apart and alter the world’s political stage! Decades after their journey, Sheldon and Walter are superpowered legends, world renowned for their heroism.
But the offspring trained to live in their image have fallen desperately short. Rocked by one public scandal after another, Chloe and her brother Brandon are a dishonor to the generation before them. The rift reaches its breaking point when one branch of the family overthrows the government and struggles to rule at any cost – while the others must flee for their own safety.
But when the failures of the corrupt leaders catch up to them, the world hovers on the brink of collapse — and the hidden heroes must emerge to take back their legacy!
Collecting Jupiter’s Legacy #1-5, plus loads of extras.
CBP I - Chew V9
Mar
Chew: Chicken Tenders
John Layman, Rob Guillory
978-1632152893
PB
£10.99
9
Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from what he eats, has been busy – busy settling into married life, and busy investigating one assignment after another that takes him to the most remote corners of the planet.
Meanwhile, the people closest to Tony are conspiring to take on the brutal killer who murdered Tony’s twin sister. And this conspiracy includes Tony’s partner, his arch enemy – and his teenage daughter!
Presenting a new storyline of the New York Times Best Selling, Harvey and multiple Eisner Award-winning series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals, and clairvoyants.
CBP I - Velvet V2
Apr
Velvet: The Secret Lives of Dead Men
Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting
978-1632152343
PB
£10.99
2
Everything Velvet Templeton ever believed about the worst night of her life has turned out to be a lie, and now she’s coming back to London, taking the hunt back to the hunters, to find the truth or die trying.
Don’t miss the second volume in the adventures of comics’ favorite new super-spy from the creative team behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier!
CBP I - Sex V3
Apr
Sex: Broken Toys
Joe Casey, Piotr Kowalski
978-1632152282
PB
£10.99
3
Retired superhero Simon Cooke has returned to Saturn City to live life as a “normal” civilian. Easier said than done! Now that the full-blown, ten-year superhero orgy is over, life in Saturn City is getting even more complicated. And not only for the newly- ”normalized” Simon Cooke; everyone seems to have their own kink to deal with.
Collects SEX issues #15-20.
CBP I - Punks V1
Apr
Punks: the Comic
Joshua Hale Fialkov, Kody Chamberlain
978-1632152275
PB
£10.99
1
Abe, Fist, Skull, and Dog live in a house, get into fights, murder gnomes, and punch each other in the nuts. A lot. Vomit-out-loud comedy guaranteed! From Joshua Hale Fialkov (The Bunker, The Life After, I, Vampire) and Kody Chamberlain (Sweets, The Ride: Southern Gothic) comes a book unlikely to become a blockbuster movie. Much to their chagrin.
Collecting Punks: The Comic issues #1-5.
CBP I - Southern Bastards
May
Southern Bastards: Gridiron
Jason Aaron, Jason Latour
978-1632152695
PB
£7.50
2
Sheriff “Big Bert” Tubb once cleaned up Craw County, Alabama with an iron jaw and a big ol’ stick. But that was 40 years ago. When his son, Earl Tubb, returns home to settle some family business, he finds his daddy’s grave unkempt, the stick he was buried with grown into a gnarled old tree, and Craw County in worse shape than ever. Then that tree gets struck by lightning. And suddenly Earl has a stick of his own. And some questions he’d like answered.
The hit new crime series, Southern Bastards, returns for its second volume, as Jason Aaron (Scalped, Thor, Star Wars) and Jason Latour (Wolverine & the X-Men, Loose Ends) pull back the curtain on the dark and seedy history of Craw County and its most famous and feared resident, the high school football coach turned backwoods crime lord, Euless Boss. In a place where only bastards flourish, what does it take to be the biggest, meanest, most powerful bastard of them all? Only Coach Boss knows. But if I was you, I wouldn’t ask him.
Collects Southern Bastards #5-8.
CBP I - Walking Dead V23
May
The Walking Dead
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard
978-1632152589
PB
£10.99
23
A new threat has emerged from within the walker hordes, catching the communities off guard. The time for peace and prosperity is over as a new fight for survival begins.
Collects The Walking Dead #133-138.
CBP I - MPH
May
MPH
Mark Millar, Duncan Fegredo
978-1632152657
PB
£10.99
Growing up in Detroit, Roscoe and his friends know all about hard luck. But their fates take a different turn when they stumble upon a street drug called MPH — little pills that give them the power of super speed, and the opportunity of a lifetime. Now holding the perfect Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card, Roscoe leads Rosa, Chevy, and Baseball on a lightning-fast crime spree across the nation.
But as a good guy dealt a tough hand, that’s not enough for Roscoe. Before long, he and his friends are taking the fat cats for all they’re worth, and sharing their take with the masses. But zooming through their riches at super-speed has a downside. The pills are running out, the Feds are cracking down, and a mysterious figure named Mr. Springfield is teaming up with the authorities, claiming to know more about the speedsters than they know about themselves. When time is your only asset, what happens when the clock runs out?
A high-octane adventure, MPH brings you super speed like you’ve never seen before, by the  writer of Kick-Ass and the artist of Hellboy.
CBP I - The Autumnlands V1
Jun
The Autumnlands: Tooth and Claw
Kurt Busiek, Ben Dewey, Jordie Bellaire
978-1632152770
PB
£7.50
1
When a secret conclave of wizards brings a legendary hero back from the forgotten past to save their dying world, they get a hero unlike anything they expected, and trigger a crisis none of them may survive.
From New York Times bestselling writer Kurt Busiek (Astro City, Marvels), rising-star artist Benjamin Dewey (I Was the Cat, Tragedy Series), and award-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire, The Autumnlands begins an epic fantasy tale of survival and adventure in a world of beast-wizards, sorcery, brutality, and hope. This specially-priced volume collects the first six issues of the hit series for adults that Wired calls “…deep, rich and quirky enough to stand leagues ahead of its competition.”

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We’re also looking forward to new volumes of these acclaimed series – nothing scheduled so far so will be due in the second half of the year if not the latter months of the first…

CBP I East of West V3 Oct 14 CBP I Saga V4 Dec 14 CBP I The Wicked + The Divine V1 CBP I - Odyc_01-1
NEXT VOLUME: 4 NEXT VOLUME: 5 NEXT VOLUME: 2 NEXT VOLUME: 1
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NB: Some of the titles below are major series but reissues and larger collections of earlier trade editions. Creator information for the highlights above has been double-checked though the odd error in data-feed may exist in those below.

Pub
Title
Writer
Artist
ISBN
Bind
RRP
Jan
Casanova The Complete Edition Volume 2: Gula
Matt Fraction
Fabio Moon
9781632151810
HB
£22.50
Jan
Dark Engine Volume 1: The Art of Destruction
Ryan Burton
John Bivens
9781632151766
PB
£7.50
Jan
Sunstone OGN
Stjepan Sejic
Stjepan Sejic
9781632152121
PB
£10.99
Jan
Super Dinosaur Volume 4 TP
Jason Howard
Jason Howard
9781607068433
PB
£9.99
Jan
Haunt: The Immortal Edition Book 2
Todd McFarlane
Todd McFarlane
9781607066613
HB
£22.50
Jan
Sidekick Volume 2
J. Michael Straczynski
Tom Mandrake
9781632150264
PB
£10.99
Jan
Tech Jacket Volume 3
Khary Rhandolph
Khary Rhandolph
9781632152572
PB
£12.99
Jan
Great Pacific Volume 3: Big Game Hunters
Martin Morazzo
Martin Morazzo
9781632151049
PB
£10.99
Jan
Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain Volume 1
Steve Seeley
Emilio Laiso
9781632152442
PB
£9.99
Jan
Henshin
JM Ken Niimura
JM Ken Niimura
9781632152428
PB
£14.99
Jan
The Activity Volume 3
Marc Laming
Marc Laming
9781607067597
PB
£12.99
Feb
’68 Volume 4
Mark Kidwell
Jeff Zornow
9781632151728
PB
£14.99
Feb
Casanova The Complete Edition Volume 3: Avaritia
Matt Fraction
Gabriel Ba
9781632151919
HB
£22.50
Feb
Criminal Volume 1: Coward
Ed Brubaker
Sean Phillips
9781632151704
PB
£10.99
Feb
Magdalena Origins Volume 1 TP
Malachy Coney
Joe Benitez
9781632152459
PB
£14.99
Feb
Rising Stars Compendium TP (New Printing)
David Finch
David Finch
9781632152466
PB
£52.99
Feb
Shotgun Wedding Volume 1
Edward Pun
Edward Pun
9781632150219
PB
£10.99
Feb
Ten Grand Volume 2
Ben Templesmith
Ben Templesmith
9781632150103
PB
£10.99
Feb
Nightworld Volume 1: Midnight Sonata
Paolo Leandri
Paolo Leandri
9781632152053
PB
£9.99
Feb
Bang!Tango
Joe Kelly
Adrian Sibar
9781632152503
PB
£10.99
Mar
Criminal Volume 2: Lawless
Sean Phillips
Sean Phillips
9781632152039
PB
£10.99
Mar
Cyber Force: Rebirth Volume 2 TP
Khoi Pham
Khoi Pham
9781632151186
PB
£14.99
Mar
Hinges Book One: Clockwork City
Meredith McClaren
Meredith McClaren
9781632152534
PB
£11.99
Mar
Howtoons: [Re]Ignition Volume 1
Jordie Bellaire
Jordie Bellaire
9781632150561
PB
£7.50
Mar
Madame Frankenstein
Jamie S. Rich
Joelle Jones
9781632151971
PB
£12.99
Mar
The Walking Dead Book 11
Stefano Gaudiano
Stefano Gaudiano
9781632152718
HB
£25.99
Mar
Alex + Ada Volume 2
Sarah Vaughn
Jonathan Luna
9781632151957
PB
£9.99
Mar
Elephantmen 2260 Volume 2: The Red Queen
Axel Medellin
Axel Medellin
9781632152510
PB
£10.99
Mar
Imperial
Steven T. Seagle
9781632152244
PB
£10.99
Mar
Nailbiter Volume 2: Bloody Hands
Joshua Williamson
Mike Henderson
9781632152329
PB
£10.50
Mar
Big Hard Sex Criminals
Chip Zdarsky
Chip Zdarsky
9781632152435
HB
£29.99
Mar
Copperhead Volume 1: A New Sheriff in Town
Jay Faerber
Ron Riley
9781632152213
PB
£7.50
Mar
Roche Limit Volume 1
Michael Moreci
Vic Malhotra
9781632151995
PB
£7.50
Mar
Criminal Volume 3: The Dead and the Dying
Ed Brubaker
Sean Phillips
9781632152336
PB
£10.99
Mar
Lazarus Volume 3: Three
Michael Lark
Michael Lark
9781632152251
PB
£10.99
Apr
A Voice in the Dark Volume 2: Get Your Gun
Larime Taylor
Larime Taylor
9781632152305
PB
£10.99
Apr
Genius Volume 1
Afua Richardson
Afua Richardson
9781632152237
PB
£10.99
Apr
Oddly Normal Book 1
Otis Frampton
Otis Frampton
9781632152268
PB
£8.50
Apr
Wayward Volume 1: String Theory
Tamra Bonvillain
Tamra Bonvillain
9781632151735
PB
£7.50
Apr
Sheltered Volume 3
Ed Brisson
Johnnie Christmas
9781632152688
PB
£10.99
May
Penny Dora and the Wishing Box Volume 1
Tamra Bonvillain
Tamra Bonvillain
9781632152664
PB
£7.50
May
Rasputin Volume 1
Riley Rossmo
Riley Rossmo
9781632152671
PB
£9.99
May
The Humans Volume 1
Tom Neely
Tom Neely
9781632152596
PB
£7.50
May
Criminal Volume 4: Bad Night
Greg Rucka
Michael Lark
9781632152602
PB
£10.99
May
Rise of the Magi
Sumeyye Kesgin
Sumeyye Kesgin
9781632152619
PB
£10.99