I’m going to try something new and basically do a single post with solicitations on here, which I update as solicits arrive. You can pre-order all these from your local shop.
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #12
STORY: KIERON GILLEN
ART / COVER: KATE BROWN, JAMIE McKELVIE, & MATT WILSON
COVER B: KATE BROWN
JULY 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
The aftershocks from the Fandemonium apocalypse are tearing the gods apart. Join us for a new arc of guest artists working alongside Team WicDiv, starting with KATE BROWN (Young Avengers).
COMMERCIAL SUICIDE starts with Kate re-joining us. Also, the second year’s cover designs.
MERCURY HEAT #1 REGULAR CVR
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover &Art: Omar Francia
MR, Color, 32 pages, ongoing monthly
Blasting out of the incredible Free Comic Book Day Mercury Heat Debut comes Kieron Gillen’s World-building space epic! This ongoing monthly is pure Gillen, Mercury Heat introduces the sci-fi world of the future where individuals are identified by genetic markers and personality types to fill roles in society, the troublemakers end up on Mercury. Luiza wanted to help people, she wanted with all her heart to be a police officer. But the automated Grapevine system had other plans for her. There are only a few legal options for someone branded with her neuroprofile. As an adult Luiza’s dream came true – just on Mercury where she enforces laws with extreme prejudice as a bounty agent in a world of hard-as-nails miners and cyborgs.
New series! Years in the making this, with a frankly Spinal-Tap-esque development that’ll make an excellent article at some point. This a Sci-fi cop story on Mercury. You can get your first taste at Free Comic Book day, where we have an issue for your entertainment.
SIEGE #1 & 2
KIERON GILLEN (w) • FILIPE ANDRADE (a)
CoverS by W. Scott Forbes
VARIANT Cover by Andrew Robinson
Ant-Sized Variant cover by TBA
MAOS Variant cover by TBA
THEY CAN’T EVER WIN. THEY CAN’T AFFORD TO LOSE.
• THE SHIELD is the only thing that protects the more civilized areas of Battleworld from the ZOMBIE HORDES, DEATH MACHINES, AND ANNIHILATION WAVES.
• Anyone who annoys Doom gets sent to The Shield. Anyone who gets sent to the Shield deals with ABIGAIL BRAND.
• Miss America, Lady Katherine, Kang the Conqueror, Leah Shieldmen, the Endless Summers Company, Leonardo Da Vinci and a cast of thousands will fight to the death to keep Battleworld safe. But don’t worry, Kieron Gillen is writing this book, so I’m sure everything will end happily for everyone.
• “Imagine NextWave as a tragedy,” says Kieron, if anyone asks him about it.
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)
New series! This will be a fun time.
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover & Art: Daniel Gete
MR, Color, 32 pages, 27 of 27
The final issue of Uber Series 1 is here! Kieron Gillen’s incredible altered history epic closes the chapter on the first Uber series with powerful revelations. To this point the war has ravage Europe and left a bloody trail as the Nazi’s inexorable march across the continent continued. But now, Hitler’s boldest stroke yet leaves the entire world trembling at the possibility of global annihilation. Daniel Gete illustrates the final chapter of the first book of Uber! You won’t believe the cliff-hanger here, with answers to follow in 2016’s Uber series 2!
Yes, we’re having a break. I’ll write more about when it’s all out there, but it seemed a good place to end the Volume, realign our engines, and then prepare for a relaunch in 2016. The plan remains for the two whole volumes to end up 50-60 issues.
DARTH VADER #8
KIERON GILLEN (W) • SALVADOR LARROCA (A)
Cover by ADI GRANOV
• Bounty Hunters on the attack—against the Empire!
• Darth Vader and Aphra continue their alliance – but how long will it last?
• Plus: Who is Tagge’s mysterious new agent?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
1602 WITCH HUNTER ANGELA #2
MARGUERITE BENNETT with KIERON GILLEN (w)
STEPHANIE HANS WITH Irene Koh (a)
Cover by STEPHANIE HANS
VARIANT Cover by Irene Koh
“IN WHICH WICKED SOMETHINGS THIS WAY COME”
• The hunt is on! The Faustians have made their deal with the Devil — er, Enchantress — but Angela isn’t going to take that lying down, is she? No, not by her psychic ribbons and very, very pointy weapons, no, she is not.
• Out into the wilds of the countryside, Angela and Sera collide with a wandering caravan of ne’er-do-well performers. (Hint: their name starts with a “G” and ends with an “Y” and has an “Uardians of the Galax” in the middle.)
• Pagan rites, dubious ethics, a deadly curse, and Kieron and Irene Koh being up to no good – who can resist the lure of the Faustians?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Plus for those of you who trade-wait, the first ANGELA trade is out.
And the last part of my run on Crossed Badlands. This is (er) dark, though perhaps that’s somewhat unsurprising.
The rest of the Image solicits are here. The rest of the Marvel ones are here. And the rest of the Avatar ones are here (NSFW, obv)