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Are you excited about The Walking Dead on AMC, but you've never had the chance to read the hit comic book series that inspired it? Starting in January 2011, Image Comics will be reprinting the single issues of the hit series -- shipping one issue per week all year long!

"Keeping a series like this going year after year is all about creating good jumping-on-points for new readers," says series creator and writer Robert Kirkman. "And what better way to jump on than with the very first issue? Making this series available in single issue form will make it easier for new fans to jump on board and for old fans to fill in any gaps in their collection."

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Boldly moving forward with its long-term plans for the fan-favorite character, new publisher Boundless Comics proudly announces the January release of Lady Death #1, written by original creator Brian Pulido and Mike Wolfer (Gravel, Night of the Living Dead), with dynamic illustrations by Marcelo Mueller.

The new monthly Lady Death series has been building heat for months with the release of the lead-in Lady Death Premiere issue and the new established status quo presented in Lady Death #0. Now, in the #1 issue of the series, Lady Death’s new incarnation as the thief Illadra begins to face the truth – her life is a façade masking a heritage of horror and power born in an otherworldly dimension. Driven by painful memories of a confrontation with the mysterious Death Queen, she begins her quest to recapture her former glory… but comes face-to-snarling-face with a werewolf assassin determined to end her mission in gruesome fashion! This new Lady Death story arc promises to deliver bold character developments and intense action that will appeal to longtime fans and newcomers alike. Read More...

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Marvel is pleased to present your first look at X-Men #5, from the chart-topping team of Victor Gischler and Paco Medina! The completely sold-out X-Men epic of the 21st century enters into its final act as the vampire hordes -- led by a newly turned and bloodthirsty Wolverine -- mount an all out assault on the team's island stronghold of Utopia. Too bad then that Cyclops' ace in the hole, a resurrected and vengeful Dracula, is nowhere to be found. With their two heaviest hitters out of the ranks, can Cyke and Blade keep the X-Men from falling into the enemy's food chain? And will they be willing to put down one of their own to do so? "Curse of the Mutants" continues only in X-Men #5!

X-MEN #5 (SEP100661)
X-MEN #5 MEDINA VARIANT (SEP100662)
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Rated T+ - $3.99
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What would you do if you had a family to care for, but everyone from the mob to dirty cops wants you dead?

Writer AJ Lieberman (Cowboy Ninja Viking) and artist Nick Thornborrow (The Anthology Project) ask just this question of the hero of their new graphic novel Term Life, coming in January 2011 from Image Comics.

"Coming off Cowboy Ninja Viking, I wanted to write something a little less... insane," says Lieberman. "And I wanted it to have a lot less Vikings. I'm a huge fan of crime fiction. Term Life is a puzzle -- a bloody, violent puzzle! Our hero is trying to do one very simple thing: stay alive for the next 21 days. But the great thing about crime fiction is that the hero rarely gets what he wants."

"I'd say if you're into Brubaker or Cooke or Lapham, this is right in your wheelhouse. If, on the other hand, you buy your comics for the stunning art, you're in luck. Term Life has that in spades!" Lieberman adds.

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Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Hulk #27! The critically acclaimed creative team of Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman team Red Hulk with Steve Rogers, Thor, and the brilliant Dr. Bruce Banner to put and end to the Intelligencia’s nefarious plans! Except in order to do so, Red Hulk must dive to the depths of the ocean and find an unlikely ally – the King of Atlantis, Namor!

Fans and agree – Hulk is a hit!

“There’s a little Bruce Banner in this issue, a little green Hulk, a little Steve Rogers, some A-Bomb/Rick Jones, Iron Man, and, of course, Red Hulk and General Thunderbolt Ross. Every one of these characters comes to life through Parker’s story.” Doug Zawisza, ComicBookResources.com

“…there's something very pure about how this particular superhero comic book is being handled. All the parts work together in harmony, and there's an intangible something that makes it all work, and I'm so glad I got on for the ride.” – Josh Flanagan, iFanboy.com

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Tim Seeley's cult hit Lovebunny & Mr. Hell returns to print in full color

Before Hack/Slash introduced the world to the slasher-fighting duo of Cassie Hack and her sidekick Vlad, Tim Seely introduced another critically acclaimed duo to the world in the form of dysfunctional superheroes, Lovebunny & Mr. Hell!

Originally published in black and white and out of print. The new edition of Lovebunny & Mr. Hell is painstakingly remastered to full color!

Seeley shares, "With more and more 'serious' superhero comics clogging the shelves, I decided it was time to bring back my first professional creator owned comic. Irreverent, sexy, and funny, Lovebunny and Mr. Hell is to superheroes what Hack/Slash is to horror, and now it's in full color for the first time!"

Lovebunny & Mr. Hell : Former sidekick Beth Bowers wants to be her own hero, but she's saddled with a sidekick of her own: the demonic, eternally hungry Mr. Hell! Long out of print, their twisted adventures return in an all new, volume in full color for the first time! This new edition includes EVERY appearance of LOVEBUNNY & MR. HELL to date, including the HACK/SLASH strips and the crossover with Savage Dragon!

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After issue 1 rampaged off shelves and into the hearts and minds of comic fans, Skullkickers #2 follows suit with a distribution-level sell out!

Demand for Skullkickers is soaring, so Image Comics has ordered a second printing of the pulse-pounding second issue. It will be in stores November 10, 2011.

Skullkickers scribe Jim Zubkavich (POPGUN, Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki) says, "When the gang at Image contacted me to let me know that issue #2 had blown through its overprint right after release, I couldn't believe it. My friend Joe Vriens sent a pin-up we intended to put in the back of our next issue, but we quickly drafted that sweet piece as our second print #2 cover."

"Thank you to everyone who has given our fun little fantasy book a chance. We'll keep working hard to earn that support!" Zubkavich adds.

Skullkickers is fantasy action-comedy written by Zubkavich with art by the gifted team of Edwin Huang, Chris Stevens (POPGUN) and Misty Coats.

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The Long Beach Comic Con is the site of Aspen’s final stop on their 2010 convention tour, and they’re bringing a pair of all new Soulfire and Lady Mechanika Convention Exclusive books to celebrate. All weekend long, Aspen fans can meet creators Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Vince Hernandez, Mark Roslan, J.T. Krul, Joe Benitez, David Schwartz, Lori Hanson and Scott Lobdell at the Aspen Booth #106.

The new red-hot Aspen steampunk series, Lady Mechanika, by superstar artist Benitez will be available at the Aspen Booth with a special Lady Mechanika #0 Long Beach Comic Con exclusive cover by Benitez and Steigerwald. This brand new cover by the series’ creative team will be highly limited to only 500 copies and due to high demand for Lady Mechanika #0, Aspen encourages fans to pick up their copy early.

Aspen will also be offering a Soulfire #8 Long Beach Comic Con exclusive edition with an all-new cover by Aspen founder and series creator Michael Turner, with colors by original series colorist Peter Steigerwald. This convention exclusive to the penultimate final issue of Soulfire Volume 2 will be limited to 500 copies.

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Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Uncanny X-Force #2, the next chapter in the groundbreaking new series from the creative team of Rick Remender and Jerome Opeña! X-Force’s mission has gone horribly wrong and the return of Apocalypse is nigh! The team has been scattered across the Blue Area of the Moon and EVA has been terribly wounded at the hands of the Last Horsemen. This could be the end of X-Force and they haven’t even completed their first mission!

Look what critics are saying about Uncanny X-Force!

“Remender and Opena have gotten Uncanny X-Force off to a thrilling start, and this is only the beginning of what looks to be a very memorable run.” – Jesse Schedeen, IGN.com

“The cast -- Wolverine, Archangel, Psylocke, Fantomex and Deadpool -- is almost too cool for its own good.” – James Hunt, ComicBookResources.com

“Jerome Opeña was the perfect choice as artist for the story. His style is sketchy but full of action and detail, and he raised the bar in terms of infusing the characters with more emotional detail than we have witnessed in the past.” – Robert Tacopina, ComicsBulletin.com

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Marvel is pleased to present Patrick Zircher’s long-awaited return to Thunderbolts with Thunderbolts #150 Zircher Variant! Thunderbolts #150 Zircher Variant features an awe-inspiring showdown between Thor and the Juggernaut on the cover! Thunderbolts #150, by fan-favorite writer Jeff Parker and artist Kev Walker, contains a mighty battle between the Avengers and the Thunderbolts that simply cannot be missed! Read More...

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Writer Nathan Edmondson made people afraid to look into the light with THE LIGHT, a sell-out five-issue miniseries drawn by Brett Weldele (The Surrogates). Now, he brings new life to the spy genre with WHO IS JAKE ELLIS?, an all-new series from Image Comics.

The first issue of JAKE ELLIS will be in stores in January 2011. Tonci Zonjic (POPGUN, The Immortal Iron Fist, Daredevil) joins Edmondson on the book, producing action-packed art and covers for the series.

"Tonci and I are bringing the idea of psychological thriller to a whole new arena," says Edmondson. "One part mystery, one part friendship, one part James Bond and Jason Bourne lovechild, and one other part sci-fi spy. You'll be asking yourself the whole ride through -- just who is Jake Ellis?"

Jon Moore is the most sought after spy-for-hire in Europe's criminal world. This is because of Jake Ellis, a man who is invisible to everyone except Moore. When a deal goes bad, the only one who can protect Moore from Europe's most dangerous criminals is Jake Ellis. No one but Moore can see Jake Ellis. But Jake Ellis can see everything.

WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? #1 (NOV100403), a 32-page, full-color comic book from Image Comics, will be in stores January 5, 2011, for $2.99. THE LIGHT VOL. 1 TP (OCT100471), a 140-page full-color graphic novel for $16.99, will be in stores December 15, 2010.

For the latest updates, follow Nathan Edmondson on Twitter , and check out the Jake Ellis website at www.whoisjakeellis.com.

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Looking to have your artwork published in a Radical comic? Well, now is your chance! Radical Publishing is pleased to announce a new contest to test your illustration skills. Simply draw your best version of the villainous Jebediah Crone, based on a scene from Radical’s newest horror miniseries, ABATTOIR. For each of the first five issues, Radical will select a winner to be featured on a per issue basis, with 5 winners in total. For a chance to be featured in Abattoir #2, upload and email a link of your Jebediah Crone artwork to promotions@radicalpublishing.com no later than November 10th, 2010. Your illustration MUST be based on a scene of Jebediah Crone as seen in the pages of ABATTOIR #1.

Winner #1 will be announced on November 17th with runner ups featured on Radical Publishing’s Facebook page. Each artist is limited to one illustration and all illustrations are judged exclusively by Radical Publishing’s Art Director, Jeremy Berger.

That’s not all. After the release of ABATTOIR #6, Radical will hold a contest for fans to pick the best entry amongst the five individual winners. The winning illustration will then be featured in the ABATTOIR trade paperback collection.

Created by director Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw Franchise, Mother’s Day), written by Rob Levin and Troy Peteri and illustrated by Bing Cansino, ABATTOIR #1 goes on sale October 27th, 2010. Taking place shortly after a brutal massacre occurs in a gorgeous house, Real estate agent and family man Richard Ashwalt is assigned the impossible task of picking up the pieces and selling the property. As Richard inspects the blood-soaked grounds, a twisted old man journeys to the house with a sinister and terrifying purpose. Richard is about to be drawn into a web of shadows, murders and massacres that will shatter him to his very core!

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Tim Seeley tells Vlad's origin story in HACK/SLASH: ME WITHOUT YOU one-shot from Image Comics

Berkeley, CA - 20 October 2010 - Cassie Hack has taken out some of the most dangerous slashers in the world. But could she have done it without the help of her enormous sidekick, Vlad? In January 2011, HACK/SLASH fans will finally find out how Cassie and Vlad became an inseparable pair!

The follow-up to the smash hit HACK/SLASH: MY FIRST MANIAC miniseries, HACK/SLASH: ME WITHOUT YOU reveals the origin of comicdom's favorite hulking sidekick. Before Vlad roamed the country, battling slashers with Cassie Hack, he haunted the alleyways of Chicago as the living urban legend, the Meat Man. But even a cleaver-wielding monster gets lonely, and Vlad's quest to find out who he really is will lead him on a bloody path!

"I was so pleased with how MY FIRST MANIAC turned out," says Hack/Slash writer and creator TIM SEELEY. "Because of that and the reaction from the readers, I decided to tell a story I've been wanting to tell for a long time: the secret origin of Vlad, Cassie's monstrous partner. As with MANIAC, it'll be an accessible story both to new and old readers, with lots of unexpected twists."

HACK/SLASH: ME WITHOUT YOU OS, a 32-page, full-color comic book written by Seeley and illustrated by Daniel Leister, with covers by Leister and Ross Campbell, will be in stores January 5, 2011, for $3.50.

Catch up with the adventures of Cassie and Vlad with the following spectacular collections: HACK/SLASH OMNIBUS Vol. 1 (APR100408, $29.99) and HACK/SLASH OMNIBUS Vol. 2 (MAY100447, $29.99). HACK/SLASH OMNIBUS Vol. 3 (JUN100415, $29.99) will be in stores November 10, 2010, and HACK/SLASH: MY FIRST MANIAC (S/N HC: SEP100462, $29.99; TP: $9.99) will be in stores November 17, 2010.

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Edited by Troy Wilson and hosted by ACT-I-VATE, a new ongoing anthology called Panels for Primates will feature new primate stories or strips by different creators or creative teams every Wednesday, all to benefit the Primate Rescue Center in Nicholasville, KY. Readers will be able to view the ever-growing archive of primate stories absolutely free, but will be encouraged to swing over to http://www.primaterescue.org and donate what they can. They should specify that their donations are Panels for Primate donations.

Writer Stuart Moore and artist Rick Geary have kicked off Panels for Primates with "Ilya's Back Pages", a fun story about what really happens when you shoot monkeys into space. Panels for Primates will offer an eclectic mix of creators and content, with the only common denominators being high quality and primates. The stories/strips will range in length from one page to ten pages. Panels for Primates will run until at least April; no definite end date has been set.

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Marvel is pleased to present your new look at Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #513, from best-selling author David Liss and the acclaimed artist Francesco Francavilla! The smoke has cleared from the ruins of Shadowland and a new protector of Hell’s Kitchen is on the prowl. His name is T’Challa, the Black Panther! In a city without Daredevil and a dangerous new foe called Vlad the Impaler consolidating power in the underworld, the Black Panther must learn to become a new type of hero. Without his riches, his technology, and his kingdom can T’Challa truly be the Man Without Fear? Find out in Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #513!

BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #513 (OCT100586)
BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #513 FRANCAVILLA VARIANT (OCT100587)
Written by DAVID LISS
Penciled by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC – 11/11/10, On-Sale – 12/8/10

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