Image Comics has released their December solicitations and it is chock full of series on their final issues including IXth Generation, The Fade Out, and Where is Jake Ellis?. There are two debut series. The first is from Brian Schirmer and Claudia Balboni titled Black Jack Ketchum and the second is from Matt Hawkins and Raffaele Ienco title Symmetry. One notable book that is missing is Greg Rucka’s Lazarus. What will you be picking up from Image for the holidays?
8HOUSE #7: MIRROR PART 2 (OF 4)
STORY: EMMA RÍOS
ART / COVER: HWEI LIM
DECEMBER 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
A rebellious man-made child returns home to take a dangerous gamble in the colony’s darker days.
IXth GENERATION #8
STORY: MATT HAWKINS
ART / COVER B: ATILIO ROJO
COVER A: STJEPAN SEJIC
DECEMBER 23 / 40 PAGES / FC / T+ / $4.99
The final issue of the IXTH GENERATION hits shelves in this oversized story. Will the future come to an end?
ASTRONAUTS IN TROUBLE #7
STORY: LARRY YOUNG
ART / COVER: CHARLIE ADLARD
DECEMBER 16 / 32 PAGES / BW / T / $3.99
Meanwhile, back on the moon… Hayes reveals himself to be a Lex Luthor-level bad guy.
THE AUTUMNLANDS #8
STORY: KURT BUSIEK
ART / COVER: BENJAMIN DEWEY
DECEMBER 9 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
Our heroes meet a god. Maybe. And goats, definitely. Definitely goats.
STORY: SHANE DAVIS
ART / COVERS A & B: SHANE DAVIS, MICHELLE DELECKI, & MORRY HOLLOWELL
DECEMBER 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Everything is RUIN.
THE BEAUTY #5
STORY: JEREMY HAUN & JASON A. HURLEY
ART / COVER A: JEREMY HAUN
COVER B: MIKE HUDDLESTON
COVER C: MIKE TISSERAND
DECEMBER 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Everybody dies sometime. Might as well look good doing it…
STORY: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
ART / COVER A: ANDREI BRESSAN & ADRIANO LUCAS
COVER B: BENJAMIN DEWEY
DECEMBER 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
As Mikey and Brennan track the next mage to Seattle, Wendy and Aaron make their own deals to try to save their sons.
Plus, a new “Hero’s Journey” variant by BENJAMIN DEWEY (THE AUTUMNLANDS)!
BLACK JACK KETCHUM #1 (OF 4)
STORY: BRIAN SCHIRMER
ART: CLAUDIA BALBONI
COVER: JEREMY SALIBA
DECEMBER 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99
In a dreamlike version of the Old West, Tom Ketchum struggles to clear his name—and stay alive—when he’s mistaken for wanton outlaw “Black Jack” Ketchum. With the aid of his talking sidearm, a secretive gambler, and a mute girl with a Winchester, Tom evades the mysterious Union and its supernatural enforcers, the faceless Dusters, as he’s forced to question his identity, his sanity, and his very existence.
BLACK MAGICK #3
STORY: GREG RUCKA
ART / COVER A: NICOLA SCOTT
COVER B: AFUA RICHARDSON
DECEMBER 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
BOOK 1: “AWAKENING,” Part Three. The threat begins to reveal itself. Rowan casts twice.
BLACK SCIENCE #18
STORY: RICK REMENDER
ART / COVER: MATTEO SCALERA
DECEMBER 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
The last surviving Dimensionaut delves deeper into the beating heart of the Godworld to uncover the secrets of the Eververse, and a lurking shadow of his own past.