Heads Up: Image Comics Previews – September 2011

Being a comic fan can be tough. With so many publishers printing more and more books, canceling titles and starting new ones, it can be daunting when you head to the comic book shop on a Wednesday to know exactly what's coming out.

The current system of presenting and ordering comics three months ahead of their release as set forth by the sole comics distributor, Diamond Comics, doesn't make it any easier either. We're not a fan of that system, we think it's slowly strangling comics to death, but we realize it's a harsh reality of how the industry works and we definitely don't want you to miss out on any of the cool comics being published.

And so, as opposed to regurgitating the list of comics solicited in Previews each month, we present to you some of the highlights of things you probably won't want to miss out on.

SPOILER WARNING – in order to get people to order comics, the publishers have a funny habit of revealing what's happening in the books. If you don't want anything at all to be spoiled, then you'll probably want to skip this post and take your chances with your pre-orders and/or your shopping.




Two new books and one new creative team!

NEAR DEATH #1 – Markham is a professional killer who has a near death experience during a botched mission. Determined to avoid ever returning to the Hell he glimpsed, Markham dedicates himself to balancing the scales. He's going to save a life for every life he's taken. And he's taken a lot of lives… Story by Jay Faerber, art by Simone Guglielmini.
32 PAGES / $2.99 / SEPTEMBER 21

PIGS #1 – A KGB sleeper cell has been in Cuba since 1962. And now they’re coming to kill you. NATE COSBY (MARVEL), BEN McCOOL (CHOKER, MEMOIR) and hotshot newcomer artist BRENO TEMURA present PIGS, an ongoing series set to join Image’s elite ranks. Terrorists have descended on America, assigned to destroy everything in their path…but why, and why now? Story by Nate Cosby & Ben McCool, art Breno Temura.
32 PAGES / $2.99 / SEPTEMBER 14

HAUNT #19 – Brothers Daniel and Kurt Killgore have shared an ominous power, but things begin to unravel – for both of them – when a past tragedy comes back to haunt them.  All-new action! All-new enemies!  The new nightmare begins…NOW! Story by Joe Casey, art by Nathan Fox.
32 PAGES / $2.99 / SEPTEMBER 21




A creative team says goodbye!

WITCHBLADE #150 – WITCHBLADE reaches its momentous one hundred-fiftieth issue! The series reaches another landmark as longtime writer RON MARZ and artist STJEPAN SEJIC put a final stamp on the series they helped define for the modern reader with their final issue. Sara Pezzini has long walked the thin line between being the bearer of the Witchblade and a detective for the New York Police Department. Now as Internal Affairs closes in on her, she may be forced to choose between her two lives. For the last time, story by Ron Marz, art by Stjepan Sejic.
48 PAGES / $4.99 / SEPTEMBER 28




The prodigal son returns!

INVINCIBLE #86 – Original series artist Cory Walker returns! Allen thinks he’s doing what’s right – what must be done, but could he be wrong?  Nolan and Young Omni-Man must do whatever it takes to prevent him from completing his mission, could this be the end of Allen The Alien? Story by Robert Kirkman, art & cover by Cory Walker.
32 PAGES / $2.99 / SEPTEMBER 21





GREEN WAKE, VOL. 1 TP – The cult hit horror take from writer Kurtis J. Wiebe and artist Riley Rossmo gets its first collection! In the forgotten town of Green Wake, a string of grisly mutilations leads Morley Mack on the trail of a young woman named Ariel, who is the prime suspect. But when a stranger with startling connections to Ariel arrives under mysterious circumstances, Morley unravels a dark plot with a surprising link to his past.
136 PAGES / $16.99 / SEPTEMBER 21

TWILIGHT GUARDIAN TP – The 2008 Pilot Season winner that spawned the excellent mini-series by Troy Hickman, Sid Kotian, Bill Farmer & Reza gets collected. It's the tale of a lone, dedicated hero, Twilight Guardian, who patrols her nine block suburban neighborhood and hunts for her an arch-nemesis — the terrifying Dusk Devil!
160 PAGES / $19.99 / SEPTEMBER 14


  1. Jeff Reid (@JeffRReid) says:

    I’ve been looking forward to a Twilight Guardian trade ever since the miniseries was first solicited. I’m really excited to be picking that up.

  2. I’m really excited for Pigs. It looks really interesting.

  3. loving the new haunt cover!

  4. Are you guys reading GREEN WAKE? You should be!

  5. @NaveenM  Ditto. Green Wake is great.

    @JeffR  Twilight Guardian started off well but wound up unsatisfying for me. Not bad, but it sort of went off the rails.

  6. So sad that Ron Marz is leaving Witcblade :(.

  7. Didn’t Invincible 80 just come out? Are they shipping it bi-weekly during the summer?

  8. Still no Image United eh?

  9. So is Cory Walker going to be the regular artist on invincible again? It’d be a shame to see Ottley go.

  10. @JAMESDEAN2020  – Haha. Don’t keep holding your breath. IMAGE UNITED harkens back to the early days of Image in ways intended and unintended.