Image has released their Collected Editions that will be on sale come December and there is quite a number to choose from. Michael Moreci’s sci-fi thriller Roche Limit: Clandestiny will be available in trade paper back while Tim Seeley’s Revival gets a hardcover edition for Volume 3 and a trade for Volume 6. Which ones are you looking at getting for yourself or maybe as a gift for a friends and family for the holidays?
’68, VOL. 5: HOMEFRONT TP
STORY: MARK KIDWELL
ART / COVER: KYLE CHARLES, JAY FOTOS, & RICHARD BONK
JANUARY 20 / 176 PAGES / FC / M / $19.99
In February of 1968, Hell gave up its dead and the entire world became a graveyard filled with hungry cannibalistic ghouls overnight. With HOMEFRONT, the fifth volume in the ongoing ’68 series, the focus on Vietnam and the war shifts to the American continent, revealing three red, dripping slices of post-apocalyptic life in the USA and Canada. A pep rally at Harbinger High in a small Pennsylvania town becomes an orgy of undead violence in: ’68: PEECE AND LOVE.
The Canadian snow runs red as Vietnam draft-dodgers flee the US seeking asylum with neutral neighbors to the north in ’68 DODGERS. And deep in the Butchertown district of San Francisco, a bloodthirsty madman who calls himself The Zodiac completes with the living dead for headlines, daring the remnants of a fragmented police force to catch him if they can in ’68: BAD SIGN! Five full issues plus a cover gallery, pin-ups, and tons of behind-the-scenes extras available nowhere else!
BIG MAN PLANS TP
STORY: ERIC POWELL & TIM WIESCH
ART / COVER: ERIC POWELL
DECEMBER 2 / 120 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99
The complete brutal and heartbreaking revenge tale by The Goon creator ERIC POWELL and co-writer TIM WIESCH. WITH 20 PAGES OF BONUS MATERIAL!
Collects BIG MAN PLANS #1-4
BLOOD STAIN, VOL. 1 OGN
STORY / ART / COVER: LINDA SEJIC
JANUARY 27 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99
Mad science at its finest. Chemistry major, Elliot Torres has been unable to keep a steady job and eventually accepts one by a rumored mad scientist Dr. Vlad Stein. Humorous hijinks ensue as their collaboration becomes epic.
CHEW OMNIVORE EDITION, VOL. 5 HC
STORY: JOHN LAYMAN
ART / COVER: ROB GUILLORY
DECEMBER 2 / 296 PAGES / FC / M / $34.99
This gorgeous oversized edition collects the ninth and tenth storylines of the New York Times bestselling, Harvey and multiple Eisner Award series, as well as the beloved one-shot CHEW: WARRIOR CHICKEN POYO.
Collects CHEW #41-50 plus WARRIOR CHICKEN POYO
EMPTY ZONE, VOL. 1: CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DEAD TP
STORY / ART / COVER: JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER
DECEMBER 16 / 136 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99!
Eisner nominated artist JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER (Abe Sapien: The Drowning, Queen and Country) brings us a future eighty years after a worldwide black-out. The world is a much darker and scarier place. Corinne White is an ex-soldier turned black market spy, data courier, manic-depressive, alcoholic. Punishing herself for mistakes from her past, Corinne is brought out from her spiral when she’s contacted by her dead friends, who inform her of a plot to reanimate the bodies of the dead by a psychotic billionaire. EMPTY ZONE follows Corinne as she confronts these undead monsters and comes to terms with her past.
“… this is truly above and beyond anything I’ve seen before.”—Mike Mignola (HELLBOY)
“What a gorgeous book.”—Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA)
Collects EMPTY ZONE #1-5
GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS, VOL. 3 TP
STORY / ART / COVER: RYAN BROWNE
DECEMBER 2 / 160 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99
The incredibly strange, totally true story of the Power Persons Five continues! Be sure to hunker down as our world is invaded by crab people and the evil King Tiger Eating a Cheeseburger! That’s right. You heard me. Hunker down!
Collects GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #6-10
LADY PENDRAGON, VOL. 1 TP
STORY: MATT HAWKINS
ART: RON ADRIAN, HECTOR GOMEZ, & JOHN STINSMAN
COVER: DREW STRUZAN
DECEMBER 30 / 160 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99
A classic from the Golden Age of Image Comics, collected in trade paperback for the first time! Pagan imagery and early Christianity clash across time in Matt Hawkins’ acclaimed tale of medieval mayhem and transtemporal quests! In 541 AD, Guinevere, widow of King Arthur, attempts to unite the Britons under the banner of Excalibur and the Goddess. In 1999, her descendant, Jennifer Drake, unravels a mystery that could end the world—unless she claims her birthright, and the sword Caliburn. Guinevere faces traitors on all sides, and Jennifer battles the wicked Mordred and Morgana—can the righteousness of any god or goddess triumph over evil?
Collects LADY PENDRAGON Volume 1 Issue #1, Volume 2 Issues #0-3, & cover gallery
THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, VOL. 6 TP
STORY: JONATHAN HICKMAN
ART / COVER: NICK PITARRA
DECEMBER 16 / 152 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99
The sixth volume of the award-winning THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS: THE SUN BEYOND THE STARS.
Collects THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS: THE SUN BEYOND THE STARS #1-4
THE PRIVATE EYE: THE CLOUDBURST EDITION HC
STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART: MARCOS MARTIN & MUNTSA VICENTE
COVER: MARCOS MARTIN
DECEMBER 2 / 304 PAGES / FC / M / 12 x 7.5 / $49.99
THE EISNER AWARD-WINNING “BEST DIGITAL COMIC” IS FINALLY AVAILABLE IN PRINT!
Because retailers, readers, and ROBERT KIRKMAN demanded it, the online sensation from PanelSyndicate.com’s BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (SAGA, PAPER GIRLS) and MARCOS MARTIN (The Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange: The Oath) is finally coming to print with this gorgeous deluxe hardcover edition, presented in the story’s original widescreen format!
Years after the digital cloud “bursts” and exposes all of our worst secrets, THE PRIVATE EYE is set in an inevitable future where everyone has a secret identity. Following an unlicensed P.I. who is thrust into the most important case of his life, this sci-fi mystery explores the nature of privacy with frightening prescience.
Collects THE PRIVATE EYE #1-10
REVIVAL, VOL. 6: THY LOYAL SONS & DAUGHTERS TP
STORY: TIM SEELEY
ART: MIKE NORTON
COVER: MIKE NORTON & JENNY FRISON
DECEMBER 23 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99
For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it’s up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. Her sister, Em, is on the hunt for the murderer of her friend, while Dana tries to prevent her from revealing herself to the world and being confined to a new concentration camp for the recently revived. The hit series created by New York Times bestselling author TIM SEELEY and Eisner Award-winning artist MIKE NORTON is collected with bonus material!
Collects REVIVAL #30-35
REVIVAL, VOL. 3: DELUXE HC
STORY: TIM SEELEY
ART: MIKE NORTON
COVER: MIKE NORTON & JENNY FRISON
JANUARY 20 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $34.99
For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now, it’s up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. In a town where the living have to learn to deal with those who are supposed to be dead, Officer Cypress must solve a brutal murder, and everyone, alive or undead, is a suspect. The sell-out hit series created by New York Times Bestselling author Tim Seeley and Eisner-winning artist Mike Norton is collected in this oversized hardcover featuring Revival #24-35, plus many behind-the-scenes bonuses and other features.
Collects REVIVAL #12-17
ROCHE LIMIT, VOL. 2: CLANDESTINY TP
STORY: MICHAEL MORECI
ART: KYLE CHARLES & MATT BATTAGLIA
COVER: KYLE CHARLES
DECEMBER 23 / 144 PAGES / FC / M / $12.99
The bestselling, critically acclaimed sci-fi series returns! It’s 75 years after the events that left the Roche Limit colony in flames. When a crew of military and science personnel are sent to the forgotten and desolate planet on a mysterious expedition, they quickly learn its dark secrets—and that their mission is not what they thought it to be. With danger lurking all around, the crew members fight to find a way off the planet and resist the mysterious presence that haunts them all.
Collects ROCHE LIMIT: CLANDESTINY #1-5
SEX CRIMINALS, VOL. 3 TP
STORY: MATT FRACTION
ART / COVER: CHIP ZDARSKY
JANUARY 20 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99
As seen on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS! The Eisner- and Harvey-award winning raucous sex comedy that Time magazine called the Comic of the Year and Apple called “inappropriate for sale on iOS devices” returns in SEX CRIMINALS V3: THREE THE HARD WAY. So it turns out Jon and Suzie aren’t alone—other people around the world, like them, freeze time when they climax. A self-appointed group wants to regulate and control them through fear and intimidation. Jon and Suzie are falling in love and want their freak flags to fly, but if they’re going to fight back they can’t do it alone. And really, isn’t that a metaphor for the whole series? That we might all be alone but we’re all alone together? I think so. If you read only one comic with a semen-demon in it this year, please make it SEX CRIMINALS V3: THREE THE HARD WAY.
“I wouldn’t trust most comic creators to turn a sexual awakening into compelling pulp fiction, but Fraction and Zdarsky pull it off masterfully.” -Paste Magazine
Collects SEX CRIMINALS #11-15
SHUTTER, VOL. 3 TP
STORY: JOE KEATINGE
ART / COVER: LEILA DEL DUCA & OWEN GIENI
JANUARY 13 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99
Kate Kristopher was a globally renowned explorer on an Earth far more fantastic than our own. Then she wasn’t. In our third volume, Kate’s memory has been wiped by the organization manipulating her entire life. Those she hold close all walk to their execution. All roads lead to Leonis.
Collects SHUTTER #13-17
STARVE, VOL. 1 TP
STORY: BRIAN WOOD
ART: DANIJEL ZEZELJ & DAVE STEWART
JANUARY 13 / 120 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99!
Once the world’s most famous chef, Gavin Cruikshank’s been in a self-imposed exile for years. His little foodie television program has since evolved into STARVE, an arena sport that pits chef against chef for the pleasure of their super-rich patrons. It’s a stain on a once-noble profession, and Chef Gavin is ready to go to war to stop it. Two things stand in his way: his arch rival Roman Algiers, and his adult daughter Angie, who probably just wants her dad back and acting normal.
Collects STARVE #1-5
SUNSTONE, VOL. 4 OGN
STORY / ART / COVER: STJEPAN SEJIC
DECEMBER 30 / 200 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99
Meet a girl online: check!
Befriend and flirt for two months online: check!
Know her in person for two weeks: check!
Move in together!
Well…this can only end well!
This is the big one, people! In fact, it’s so big we had to up the page count!
THE WALKING DEAD OMNIBUS, VOL. 6 HC
STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, & CLIFF RATHBURN
COVER: CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART
DECEMBER 2 / 560 PAGES / BW / M / $100 / S & N EDITION $150
This deluxe hardcover features 24 issues of the hit series, THE WALKING DEAD, along with the covers for the issues all in one massive, oversized slipcase volume.
Collects THE WALKING DEAD #121-144
WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS? TP
STORY: NATHAN EDMONDSON
ART / COVER: TONCI ZONJIC
FEBRUARY 3 / 112 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99
Jon Moore and Jake Ellis are back. The sequel to the Eisner-nominated WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? finds the American spy now without his invisible guide, but their enemies are still after them. Where is Jake, and will Jon find him in time to stop The Facility from furthering their designs?
Collects WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS? #1-5