After taking a look over the solicitations for Marvel and DC in December, it’s time to take a look at Image’s new comics. There’s a whole new load of first issues, along with some specials and – uh-oh – a Black Kiss 2 Christmas Special. Ho-ho-ho?

CBR have the full list, which must have taken them ages to format – here are the cherry-pickings:


There are a lot of new stories starting this month, including Dead Body Road from Justin Jordan and Matteo Scalera (above) and The Saviors by James Robinson and J. Bone (below). The former will be a revenge story, with a man avenging the death of his wife, which happened during a botched robbery. The latter is a conspiracy story, with the hero uncovering an alien cabal who plan to take over the World.


Joseph Michael Linsner returns to his Cry for Dawn characters for a one-shot this month called Sin Boldly.


As it’s Christmas, Image have decided to celebrate with two specials – the first of which is Krampus! by Brian Joines and Dean Kotz, a story loosing the mythical anti-Santa after all the actual-Santas somehow lose the source of their powers.


Black Kiss 2 also has a Christmas special, with Howard Chaykin both writing and drawing the story. Look at the cover. Listen to this solicitation:

because nothing says “holiday fun” like an endless stream of incredibly nasty revenge sex.

Oh lordy. Hide the kids.

The final chapter of Carbon Grey begins this month, from Paul Gardner, Hoang Nhuyen, Khari Evans and Kinsun Loh

A studio edition of Jupiter’s Children #1 is out – basically a version without the colours, so you can see Frank Quitely’s artwork in black and white.


A Distant Soil II is released in trade this month, continuing Colleen Doran’s series.

Mind The Gap begins ‘Act II’, which seems to be essentially a ‘season two’ for the book. Issue #12 closes the mystery of the first season, and now the book moves onwards to some new mystery.


Image will be releasing The Complete Multiple Warheads in trade, compiling Multiple Warheads #1-4 and Multiple Warheads: Down Fall, both written and drawn by Brandon Graham.



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