Image Comics July 2017 Solicits – Launching Mage, Moonstruck, Balsamic, Sacred Creatures, Bloodstrike, Generation Gone And Lazarus X+66

Image Comics have released their solicits for July 2017, launching Mage by Matt Wagner, Moonstruck by Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle and Kate Leth, Balsamic by Giannis Milonogiannis, Sacred Creatures by Klaus Janson and Pablo Raimondi, Bloodstrike Remastered by Eric Stephenson, Rob Liefeld, Dan Fraga and Danny Miki, Generation Gone by Ales Kot and Andre Lima Araujo,  Lazarus X+66 by Greg Rucka, Eric Trautman and Steve Lieber…. and all your own favourite. Well, most of them.

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MOONSTRUCK #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH

STORY: GRACE ELLIS

ART: SHAE BEAGLE/KATE LETH

COVER: SHAE BEAGLE

JULY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $3.99

A NEW ONGOING SERIES from Lumberjanes creator GRACE ELLIS and talented newcomer SHAE BEAGLE that tells a story of monsters, romance, and magical hijinks! The first arc also includes an additional short story with artist KATE LETH!

Fantasy creatures are living typical, unremarkable lives alongside humans, and barista Julie strives to be the most unremarkable of all. Normal job, normal almost-girlfriend, normal…werewolf transformations that happen when she gets upset? Yikes!

But all bets are off when she and her centaur best friend Chet find themselves in the middle of a magical conspiracy. Will Julie and Chet be able to save their friends? Is Julie's dogged determination to be normal a lost cause? Who's going to watch the coffee shop while our heroes are out saving the world?? These questions and more will be answered in MOONSTRUCK, coming July 19 from Image Comics.

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SACRED CREATURES #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH

STORY: PABLO RAIMONDI & KLAUS JANSON

ART: PABLO RAIMONDI

COVER A: PABLO RAIMONDI

COVER B: KLAUS JANSON

COVER C (1 IN 25): FRANK MILLER

JULY 5 / 72 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99

When the supernatural forces maintaining the fragile balance of power in this world start to unravel, Josh Miller, a young college grad and expecting father, is caught in the middle of a vast conspiracy threatening to tear apart the foundations of humanity as we know it. As myth and reality collide, Josh finds himself on the frontline of a battle against an enemy dating back to the beginning of time itself.

Comic legends KLAUS JANSON (Daredevil, Dark Knight Returns) and PABLO RAIMONDI (X-Factor, Book of Doom) proudly present SACRED CREATURES, their first-ever creator-owned series, with a monster-sized first issue featuring 66 pages of color art!

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THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS, VOL. 1 TP

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BALSAMIC: A SKETCHBOOK AND ART COLLECTION HC

STORY / ART / COVER: GIANNIS MILONOGIANNIS

AUGUST 16 / 200 PAGES / FC / M / $19.99

ADVANCE SOLICIT

Collecting the best of five years worth of drawings, BALSAMIC is a deep dive into GIANNIS' (PROPHET, Old City Blues, G.I. Joe) sketchbooks and comics!

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BLOODSTRIKE #1 REMASTERED EDITION

STORY: ROB LIEFELD

SCRIPT: ERIC STEPHENSON

ART: DAN FRAGA, DANNY MIKI & ROB LIEFELD

COVER A: DAN FRAGA

COVER B: ROB LIEFELD

JULY 26 / 32 pages / FC / T+ / $3.99

1993's original BLOODSTRIKE #1. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics with a bloody delightful remastered edition of 1993's BLOODSTRIKE #1, illustrated by DAN FRAGA and DANNY MIKI over layouts from ROB LIEFELD, dramatically recolored by color wizard THOMAS MASON (X-Men)!

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BLOODSTRIKE: REBORN UNDER A BAD SIGN, VOL. 1 TP

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BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE TP

STORY / COVER / ART: BECKY CLOONAN

COLOR: LEE LOUGHRIDGE

JULY 26 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99

BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE collects BECKY CLOONAN's award-winning trilogy: WOLVES, THE MIRE, and DEMETER, with lush colors by LEE LOUGHRIDGE and a sketchbook/illustration section. These stories cast a spell of hypnotic melancholy, weaving their way through medieval landscapes of ancient curses and terrible truths that will haunt you long after you've set them down.

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CURSE WORDS, VOL. 1 TP

STORY: CHARLES SOULE

ART / COVER: RYAN BROWNE

JULY 19 / 168 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99

A wizard has appeared in present-day New York! His name is Wizord, and he's here to save us all from dark magical forces bent on our destruction.

He's the best wizard of all time! Or…he's not, and he's lying to everyone, and secretly is the dark magical force, but wants to hang out in our world for a while because it's so much nicer than the hellhole he comes from.

Secrets, and spells, and talking koalas—CURSE WORDS is a gonzo dark fantasy from CHARLES SOULE (Daredevil, Letter 44, Star Wars) and RYAN BROWNE (GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS).

Collects CURSE WORDS #1-5

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THE DARKNESS: DARKNESS / BATMAN & DARKNESS / SUPERMAN 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION TP

STORY: GARTH ENNIS / SCOTT LOBDELL & JEPH LOEB / RON MARZ

ART: MARC SILVESTRI / DAVID FINCH & CLARENCE LANSANG / TYLER KIRKHAM

COVER: MARC SILVESTRI

JULY 5 / 264 PAGES / FC / M / $19.99

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Image Comics and the 20th anniversary of THE DARKNESS, this special volume collects THE DARKNESS ORIGINS (Issues one through six and Preview), THE DARKNESS/BATMAN, and THE DARKNESS/SUPERMAN! This is a one-time printing in honor of the anniversaries, so don't miss out!

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THE DARKNESS / PITT TP

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GENERATION GONE #1

STORY: ALEŠ KOT & ANDRÉ LIMA ARAÚJO

ART / COVER: ANDRÉ LIMA ARAÚJO & CHRIS O'HALLORAN

JULY 19 / 56 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99

America, 2020. Three young hackers with nothing to lose. A secretive scientist with a plan. One final job.

What happens when you're poor, angry, and get superpowers you never asked for? Skins + Unbreakable = GENERATION GONE, sort of— if you also include multiple trips to the sun, weird black goo, a breakup fight inside a nuclear factory, love, hate, anger, loss…and survival. GENERATION GONE is for every kid struggling out there. It's about what it means to be young in the USA, 2017.

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ZERO, VOL. 1-4 TP

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GOD COUNTRY TP

STORY: DONNY CATES

ART / COVER: GEOFF SHAW

AUGUST 2 / 184 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

ADVANCE SOLICIT

SOUTHERN BASTARDS meets American Gods in a high-stakes fantasy series that masterfully blends high-octane action and jaw-dropping worldbuilding.

In GOD COUNTRY, readers meet Emmett Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia. Emmett isn't just a problem for his children—his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home—as well as the surrounding West Texas town—a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage.

An enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however. He's now the only man who can face these otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State…

In GOD COUNTRY, salvation is a double-edged sword.

"So much fun to watch creators find that next level. Go, Cates, go!" —BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Collects GOD COUNTRY #1-6

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SOUTHERN BASTARDS, VOL. 1-3 TP

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LAZARUS: X+66 #1 (OF 6)

STORY: GREG RUCKA & ERIC TRAUTMANN

ART: STEVE LIEBER

COVER: MICHAEL LARK

JULY 19 / 40 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

FIRST ISSUE

In the wake of "CULL" and setting the stage for "FRACTURE," the sixth storyline of the critically acclaimed LAZARUS, this series takes us into the year +66 with six separate stories. Casey Solomon has caught the eye of the Lazarus, but gaining the Family's attention can be as much a curse as a blessing. Will Dagger Selection destroy Casey, or will survival mean something worse?

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LOW, BOOK ONE HC

STORY: RICK REMENDER

ART / COVER: GREG TOCCHINI & DAVE McCAIG

OCTOBER 4 / 440 PAGES / FC / M / $49.99

ADVANCE SOLICIT

Millennia ago, mankind fled the Earth's surface into the bottomless depths of the darkest oceans. Shielded from a merciless sun's scorching radiation, the human race tried to stave off certain extinction by sending robotic probes far into the galaxy to search for a new home among the stars. Generations later, one family is about to be torn apart in a conflict that will usher in the final race to save humanity from a world beyond hope.

Dive into an aquatic fantasy like none you've ever seen before in this oversized hardcover, packed to the gills with concept art, design sketches, original script, and more hidden treasures, as writer RICK REMENDER (DEADLY CLASS, SEVEN TO ETERNITY) and artist GREG TOCCHINI (LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME) bring you a tale of mankind's final hour in the cold, deathly dark of the sea.

Collects LOW #1-15

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MAGE: THE HERO DENIED #0

STORY / ART / COVER: MATT WAGNER

JULY 12 / 16 PAGES / FC / T+ / $1.99 (?)

MATT WAGNER returns with the third and final volume of his epic fantasy trilogy—MAGE: THE HERO DENIED. This long-awaited conclusion follows the adventures of the reluctant everyman hero Kevin Matchstick, who, after encountering a shaggy and beguiling wizard, discovers he is the reincarnation of the legendary Pendragon and able to wield the power of the mystical weapon, Excalibur. The story picks up several years after the fateful climax of THE HERO DEFINED and finds Kevin beginning to once again doubt the virtue of his actions and the course of his destiny.

This introductory, half-sized issue #0 continues MAGE's tradition of an "Interlude" short-adventure, bridging the gap between this series and the previous storyline. It also acts as a perfect jumping-on spot for new readers.

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MAGE: THE HERO DISCOVERED, VOL. 1 TP

STORY: MATT WAGNER

ART: MATT WAGNER & SAM KIETH

COVER: MATT WAGNER

JULY 12 / 224 pages / FC / T+ / $19.99

The first of two volumes reprinting the classic early issues of creator MATT WAGNER's epic fantasy trilogy. THE HERO DISCOVERED reveals the fledgling adventures of the reluctant everyman hero, Kevin Matchsick. After encountering a shaggy and beguiling wizard, Kevin soon discovers that he is more than he ever imagined.

This seminal work has found an enduring popularity with readers for decades and marks creator MATT WAGNER's emergence as a powerful story-teller. With the release of the final part of the MAGE trilogy, this series will spark interest with new readers and older fans alike.

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THE OTHER SIDE SPECIAL EDITION HC

STORY: JASON AARON

ART / COVER: CAMERON STEWART

JULY 26 / 144 PAGES / FC / M / $19.99

THE OTHER SIDE SPECIAL EDITION is a hardcover collection of the Eisner-Award nominated miniseries that started it all for writer JASON AARON (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, THE GODDAMNED, Scalped)! With amazingly visceral artwork from CAMERON STEWART (MOTOR CRUSH, Fight Club 2) and vivid colors from DAVE McCAIG (American Vampire), THE OTHER SIDE tells an unforgettable Vietnam War story from the point of view of two young soldiers on both sides of the conflict.

THE OTHER SIDE SPECIAL EDITION will not only showcase this powerful war story but also include loads of extra materials straight from the files of both writer and artist. CAMERON STEWART was so committed to this project that he traveled to Vietnam to do preliminary research, and this collection will feature pictures, drawings, and journal entries from that trip.

Collects THE OTHER SIDE #1-5

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THE GODDAMNED, VOL. 1 TP

SOUTHERN BASTARDS, BOOK ONE HC

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SOLID STATE TP

STORY: JONATHAN COULTON & MATT FRACTION

ART / COVER: ALBERT MONTEYS

JULY 26 / 128 PAGES / FC / T / $19.99 / 10"x10"

From musician, singer-songwriter, and internet superstar JONATHAN COULTON comes the graphic novel accompaniment (in square-bound, 10" x 10" format) to his new concept album, SOLID STATE.

Two guys, connected by a name and hundreds of years, somehow stand at the end of man's beginning, and the beginning of man's end. But…it's funny? Also kind of a nightmare. But mostly funny? A funny science FACTion nightmare about the end of everything, but how that's all kind of okay.

Teaming up with MATT FRACTION, the writer of SEX CRIMINALS, CASANOVA, and ODY-C; and the award-winning Spanish artist of Universe! ALBERT MONTEYS, COULTON's SOLID STATE is a tech mashup where 2001: A Space Odyssey meets Office Space and getting all we ever wanted might just be a terrible idea.

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CASANOVA ACEDIA, VOL. 1-2 TP

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THE STREET ANGEL GANG HC

STORY: JIM RUGG & BRIAN MARUCA

ART / COVER: JIM RUGG

JULY 26 / 40 PAGES / FC / T / $19.99

What if Kal El had been found by the Warriors instead of the Kents? The deadliest girl alive accidentally joins a super violent street gang. Are the Bleeders the family Jesse never had, or is Jesse the child they never wanted? What?

Free snacks at the gang tryout party! Also, SCANDAL—one of the Bleeders is a spy!

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STREET ANGEL AFTER SCHOOL KUNG FU SPECIAL HC

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THE BEAUTY #16

STORY: JEREMY HAUN & JASON A. HURLEY

ART: THOMAS NACHLIK

COVER A: JEREMY HAUN & JOHN RAUCH

COVER B: SHANE WHITE

JULY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

END OF STORY ARC!

The hunt for the Narcissus Killer ends as Detectives Vaughn and Foster come face to face with a career-defining enemy.

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BIRTHRIGHT, VOL. 5 TP

STORY: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

ART/COVER: ANDREI BRESSAN & ADRIANO LUCAS

JULY 12 / 112 PAGES / FC / T+ / $12.99

Born during a time of endless war, Rya will do anything to give her child a better future. Whether that's on Earth or back on Terrenos, she fights for that future alongside her new family. Even as they all start to realize something's not right with Mikey…

Collects BIRTHRIGHT #21-25.

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BITCH PLANET: TRIPLE FEATURE #2

STORY: CHE GRAYSON, DANIELLE HENDERSON & JORDAN CLARK

ART: SHARON DE LA CRUZ, TED BRANDT, RO STEIN & NAOMI FRANQUIZ

COVER: VALENTINE DE LANDRO

JULY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

DECONNICK & DE LANDRO PRESENT: The Triple Feature!

Patriarchy beware…this sci-fi kidney punch can't be stopped!

Return to BITCH PLANET for more tales from a world gone upside down…that might just be around the corner…

Plus all the backmatter you can handle!

100 percent Grade A satire. Tell your friends. Tell your enemies.

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BLACK CLOUD #4

STORY: JASON LATOUR & IVAN BRANDON

ART / COVER: GREG HINKLE & MATT WILSON

JULY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Zelda's fantasy of escape fades as her past and present collide, and she has to decide if she'll fight for her place in the Outside.

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THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS #8

STORY: JONATHAN HICKMAN

ART / COVER: TOMM COKER

JULY 19 / 40 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

END OF STORY ARC

"UNIONIZED LABOR"

The unholy alliance of money and law is formed. Dumas and Ria meet again.

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BLACK ROAD, VOL. 2: A PAGAN DEATH TP

STORY: BRIAN WOOD

ART: GARRY BROWN & DAVE McCAIG

COVER: GARRY BROWN

JULY 26 / 120 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

Having located Bishop Oakenfort on the extreme northern coast of Norssk, Magnus the Black moves in on this rogue Vatican outpost with the intent to shut it down. But as formidable a Viking warrior as Magnus is, he is still one man versus a fortress. The epic conclusion to the story started with volume one's "THE HOLY NORTH."

Collects BLACK ROAD #6-10.

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STORY: RICK REMENDER

ART / COVER: MATTEO SCALERA & MORENO DINISIO

JULY 5 / 136 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

After years adrift in the chaotic Eververse, the McKay family finally reunites in their home dimension. But it's far from the happy end they expected. To save all there is and ever will be, the Dimensionauts need to cut deeper into the Onion than ever before!

RICK REMENDER & MATTEO SCALERA present the sixth chapter of the runaway pulp sci-fi smash hit BLACK SCIENCE!

Collects BLACK SCIENCE #26-30

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CANNIBAL #7

STORY: BRIAN BUCCELLATO & JENNIFER YOUNG

ART / COVER: MATIAS BERGARA

JULY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The townsfolk of Willow go on an all-out manhunt for Danny. But to get to him, they'll have to go through the Hansen family.

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CROSSWIND #2

STORY: GAIL SIMONE

ART / COVERS A & B: CAT STAGGS

JULY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The mind-breaking crime fantasy continues! Slick Chicago hitman Cason Bennett and mousy Seattle housewife Juniper Blue have inexplicably switched bodies and lives, and a heartless, relentless killer seems intent on killing them both. Don't miss this edge-of-your-seat thriller by fan-favorites GAIL SIMONE and CAT STAGGS!

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CURSE WORDS #6

STORY: CHARLES SOULE

ART / COVER A: RYAN BROWNE

COVER B: RYAN STEGMAN

JULY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

NEW STORY ARC

"EXPLOSIONTOWN," Part One

CURSE WORDS IS BACK!! The hit series launches its second arc. The full roster of the Demon Sizzajee's Nine Evil Wizards is revealed! Meet the Carbuncle, Silly Bee, and all the rest…while in New York City, Wizord and his newly de-powered ex, Ruby Stitch, embark upon a most peculiar business venture.

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DEADLY CLASS #31

STORY: RICK REMENDER

ART / COVER A: WES CRAIG & JORDAN BOYD

COVER B: DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON

JULY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

ARC FINALE!

There's something grand about being lame, and the lame are making moves to haunt all who imagine themselves members of the council of cool kids.

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DESCENDER #22

STORY: JEFF LEMIRE

ART / COVER A: DUSTIN NGUYEN

COVER B (INTERLOCKING VARIANT): JEFF LEMIRE & DUSTIN NGUYEN

JULY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

NEW STORYLINE! "RISE OF THE ROBOTS," Part One

THE FIRST DESCENDER EVENT STARTS HERE!

Tim-22 makes his move on Telsa and Quon, Andy and Effie attack the Machine Moon, and Psius and The Hardwire have Tim-21 in their grips.

As the various factions hunting Tim-21 close in, the galaxy is on the verge of all-out war. This is it! Everything DESCENDER has been building to begins to erupt in the most important and surprising DESCENDER storyline yet!

This five-part DESCENDER event will include a series of interlocking variant covers by LEMIRE and NGUYEN!

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THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA #2

STORY / ART / COVER: HOWARD CHAYKIN

JULY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

A city, devastated.

A nation, shattered.

A people, terrified.

And the most hated man in the world…

…the man who got us here in the first place…

…is all that stands between us the next attack.

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THE DYING AND THE DEAD #6 (OF 10)

STORY: JONATHAN HICKMAN

ART / COVER: RYAN BODENHEIM

JULY 26 / 40 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

"CLEAR SKIES, EXPECT RAIN"

The team heads to Japan to talk to ghosts. Claire leaves the hospital for good.

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ETERNAL EMPIRE #3

STORY: SARAH VAUGHN & JONATHAN LUNA

ART / COVER: JONATHAN LUNA

JULY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Tair and Rion discover that they share a fire power when in close proximity with one another. But will they be able to control it? And what will they do now that they've defied the Empire?

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EXTREMITY #5

STORY / ART / COVER: DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON

COLOR: MIKE SPICER

JULY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Thea has followed her father's every order in their war against the Paznina. But how far is she willing to go?

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THE FIX #11

STORY: NICK SPENCER

ART / COVER: STEVE LIEBER & RYAN HILL

JULY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Mac is out for answers.

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GRRL SCOUTS: MAGIC SOCKS #3

STORY / ART / COVER A: JIM MAHFOOD

COLORS: JUSTIN STEWART

COVER B: MIKE HUDDLESTON

JULY 19 / 32 PAGES /FC / M / $3.99

Gwen and Rita are forced to pick up the pieces after Daphne's brutal death. Josie moves into power with the Magic Socks, quickly becoming a pop cult sensation. This third issue is stuffed to the gills with an action-packed story, bonus art, soundtrack, and sketchbook—plus, a variant cover by the mighty, mighty MIKE HUDDLESTON! Pure fun! Pure flavor!

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HORIZON, VOL. 2: REMNANT TP

STORY: BRANDON THOMAS

ART: JUAN GEDEON & MIKE SPICER

COVER: JASON HOWARD

JULY 19 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

Zhia Malen has delivered the first crippling blow to Earth. Now, Chicago braces for a super storm as she kicks off the next phase of her invasion. But the connection between her world and Earth runs deeper than she imagined, making this planet hostile to EVERY species in the galaxy.

Collects HORIZON #7-12

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I HATE FAIRYLAND #14

STORY / ART / COVER A: SKOTTIE YOUNG

COVER B (F**K FAIRYLAND UNCENSORED VARIANT): SKOTTIE YOUNG & EWAN McLAUGHLIN

JULY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"LOVE'S LABYRINTH"

Gert meets a mysterious (aka super creepy) man who offers her the redemption she's looking for if she can solve his treacherous maze. You don't want to know what will happen if she fails! Wait…scratch that. You do want to know. Buy the book to find out.

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INJECTION #15

STORY: WARREN ELLIS

ART / COVERS A & B: DECLAN SHALVEY & JORDIE BELLAIRE

July 19 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

END OF STORY ARC

VOLUME 3, PART V

The Cold House has been opened, and the connection between the Injection and the Other World is open. And that may not be the worst thing in Brigid Roth's life tonight.

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INVINCIBLE #138

STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN

ART / COVER: RYAN OTTLEY & NATHAN FAIRBAIRN

JULY 19 / 24 PAGES / FC/ M / $2.99

"THE END OF ALL THINGS," Part Six

Face to face with Thragg and his new Viltrumite army, Mark and his allies must fight to survive while the fate of the whole universe hangs in the balance!

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KILL OR BE KILLED, VOL. 2 TP

STORY: ED BRUBAKER

ART: SEAN PHILLIPS & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER

COVER: SEAN PHILLIPS

JULY 26 / 160 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

Brubaker and Phillips' bestselling series keeps on hitting, as our vigilante hero goes deeper into the darkness, and the NYPD begin to realize there's a masked man killing bad guys all over town. Both a thriller and a deconstruction of vigilantism, KILL OR BE KILLED is unlike anything this award-winning team has done before.

Collects KILL OR BE KILLED #5-10

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KILL THE MINOTAUR #2

STORY: CHRIS PASETTO & CHRISTIAN CANTAMESSA

ART / COVER: LUKAS KETNER & JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU

JULY 19 / 40 PAGES/ FC/ M / $3.99

No one has ever survived the labyrinth. Now it's kill or be killed as Theseus leads his fellow tributes through its many horrors in a desperate bid to escape. But all paths lead to the dreaded minotaur. Each issue features 30 pages of story!

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OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #30

STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN

ART / COVER: PAUL AZACETA & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER

JULY 26 / 32 PAGES/ FC / M / $2.99

"THE COMING STORM"

The forces of evil are closing in.

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PAKLIS #3

STORY / ART / COVER: DUSTIN WEAVER

July 26 / 32 Pages / FC / T+ / $3.99

In the third chapter of Amnia Cycle, Tara Donnia crash-lands on a strange world with strange creatures and finds herself at the mercy of strangers. Meanwhile, her friends, having followed her into the Shadow Zone, find themselves caught in a battle between two warring ships. And in part four of Sagittarius A*, micro-blackholes in the brains of chimps? Animals made to depict God? Had Linus Rad's scientist father lost his mind?

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PLASTIC #4 (OF 5)

STORY: DOUG WAGNER

ART: DANIEL HILLYARD, LAURA MARTIN

COVER A: ANDREW ROBINSON

COVER B: DANIEL HILLYARD

JULY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Edwyn takes a hostage of his own, changing all the rules of this bloodcurdling cat-and-mouse game. Will Virginia's captors finally cut their losses and return her to Edwyn, or will there be more "death by plastic"?

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POSTAL #21

STORY: BRYAN HILL

ART: ISAAC GOODHART

COVER: LINDA SEJIC

JULY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

NEW STORY ARC

With tensions at an all-time high between Laura and her son Mark, the criminals of Eden will have to learn to work together because Mark's father and the FBI are coming to punish the guilty.

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RAT QUEENS #4

STORY: KURTIS J. WIEBE

ART / COVERS A & B: OWEN GIENI

JULY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"CAT KINGS AND OTHER GARYS," Part Four

A harmless quest for magic ingredients leads the Queens into the belly of a dark dungeon. Of course it's full of deadly traps, monsters, and sentient décor that all want the Rat Queens dead.

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REDNECK #4

STORY: DONNY CATES

ART / COVER: LISANDRO ESTHERREN & DEE CUNNIFFE

JULY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

In an attempt to stop the chaos engulfing their family, Perry and Bartlett revisit Bartlett's past…but digging up old wounds sometimes opens new ones. What exactly is Bartlett's big secret?

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REGRESSION #3

STORY: CULLEN BUNN

ART / COVER: DANNY LUCKERT & MARIE ENGER

JULY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The body count is on the rise, and the blood may be on an innocent man's hands!

A dark power is haunting Adrian, terrorizing him, whispering dark secrets and ghastly promises in his ear. Unable to account for his own whereabouts…unable to trust his own senses…Adrian wonders if he is responsible for recent murders. The police certainly seem to think he knows more than he's letting on. And now Adrian is starting to believe sinister forces are watching him…from the real world…and in the realm of his own nightmares.

Meanwhile, Molly worries about her friend, not realizing that she may have become the next target of his unholy desires.

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RENATO JONES SEASON TWO #3 (of 5)

STORY / ART / COVER: KAARE KYLE ANDREWS

JULY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"THE FREELANCER," Part Three

The true power of any Freelancer is to walk away. But when the ONEs keep dying, who is filling in for Renato Jones?

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ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #4

STORY / ART / COVER: KYLE STARKS

JULY 5 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

END OF STORY ARC

Well, you wouldn't think it could get any worse for our Hobo Heroes did you? On the run from a swarm of G-Men and the Literal Devil, but well, here we aretrapped like rats in a prison?!?! Oh, what have our Sweet Boys done? How will they get to the legendary Rock Candy Mountain if they're stuck in the clink? Is this all part of Jackson's mysterious master plan? Can Pomona Slim survive the harsh confines? We'll have to see won't we? Oh yeah, and Jackson fights the entire prison.

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ROSE #4

STORY: MEREDITH FINCH

ART / COVER A: IG GUARA

COVER B: DAVID FINCH

JULY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99

The battle for the future of Ttereve continues as Thorne is forced to grapple with demons from his past. After a cruel betrayal from a trusted ally, Rose and Ila are separated from their companions and in a fight for their lives. Magic itself hangs in the balance as Drucilla destroys everything and everyone in her path.

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ROYAL CITY #5

STORY / ART / COVER: JEFF LEMIRE

JULY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

END OF STORY ARC

The first story arc of JEFF LEMIRE's acclaimed new series comes to its shocking conclusion as the secrets of the Pike family are finally exposed, and there will be no going back. Meanwhile, while lying in a coma, Peter Pike goes on a bizarre journey with his life hanging in the balance.

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SAGA #45

STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

ART / COVER: FIONA STAPLES

JULY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

As Hazel and her family venture into the Badlands, their newest companion is left to hold down the fort on her own.

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SAMARITAN: VERITAS #3

STORY: MATT HAWKINS

ART / COVER: ATILIO ROJO

JULY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

END OF FIRST STORY ARC! Will Sam be able to take down the president? Several major characters die as this Edenverse arc comes to a close.

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SAVAGE DRAGON #226

STORY / ART / COVER: ERIK LARSEN

JULY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

SELF-CONTAINED ISSUE

"TRUMPED"

When a tyrannical madman assumes command of the United States, aliens are deemed a threat to national security and targeted for elimination—and that includes Malcolm Dragon and his family! With a country turned against him, Malcolm Dragon fights as he's never fought before!

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SEVEN TO ETERNITY #8

STORY: RICK REMENDER

ART / COVER B: JAMES HARREN & MATT HOLLINGSWORTH

COVER A: JEROME OPEÑA & MATT HOLLINGSWORTH

JULY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

That which was pure and perfect is gone. Home, a distant memory. Some yet fight to preserve good, to resist the consumption of the whispers.

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SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER! #2 (OF 5)

STORY: JODY LEHEUP & SEBASTIAN GIRNER

ART: NIL VENDRELL & MIKE SPICER

COVER A: ANDREW ROBINSON

COVER B: NATHAN FOX

COVER C: ANDREW MACLEAN

JULY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Savage, wild-eyed bears are attacking cities across America, and only the Shirtless Bear-Fighter can stop them! But as Shirtless punches his way through wave after wave of not-so-friendly fozzies, one question looms large in his furious mind…just what is driving these bears so damn crazy? Enter…THE HILLBILLY WARLOCK!

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SHUTTER #30

STORY: JOE KEATINGE

ART / COVER: LEILA DEL DUCA & OWEN GIENI

JULY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

SERIES FINALE

"CODA OBSCURA, PART TWO: SAUDADE"

Thirty years later. One last adventure. One final goodbye. KEATINGE and DEL DUCA wrap up their long-running, critically acclaimed series by uncovering the mystery Kate Kristopher has searched for since the very beginning.

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SNOTGIRL #6

STORY: BRYAN LEE O'MALLEY & LESLIE HUNG

ART: LESLIE HUNG & RACHAEL COHEN

COVER: LESLIE HUNG

JULY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

NEW STORY ARC!

From the creator of Scott Pilgrim! Lottie Person is a glamorous fashion blogger living her best life—at least that's what she wants you to think. The truth is, she's an allergy-ridden mess who may or may not have killed somebody! THIS MONTH: Spring is the season for mystery, madness & mucus as Lottie meets her adoring public, Coolgirl has a change of heart, and we learn more than we ever wanted to know about Cutegirl!

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SONS OF THE DEVIL #14

STORY: BRIAN BUCCELLATO

ART / COVER: TONI INFANTE

JULY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

SERIES FINALE

"SACRIFICE"

The stunning finale of the third arc! Travis and David go head to head, with the lives of everyone Travis loves hanging in the balance.

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SOUTHERN CROSS #14

STORY / COVER: BECKY CLOONAN

ART: ANDY BELANGER & LEE LOUGHRIDGE

JULY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"THE CRYPT DIMENSION," Part Two

Trapped on the Southern Cross, Hazel and her crew have just as much to fear from each other as they do the alien-possessed undead that are haunting the ship.

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SPAWN #276

STORY: DARRAGH SAVAGE / JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER

ART / COVER A: JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER

COVER B: TODD MCFARLANE

JULY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

"DARK HORROR," Part One

An even darker new chapter in the SPAWN saga begins with a new creative team! Art by Eisner-nominated illustrator JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, and story by DARRAGH SAVAGE & ALEXANDER (EMPTY ZONE).

On the other side of the world in Tokyo, a dark conspiracy is unleashed. An old enemy resurfaces. To combat this evil, Spawn will evolve NEW POWERS in order to inflict the same HORROR, pain, and destruction as Hell has done to him over the years.

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STRAY BULLETS: SUNSHINE & ROSES #26

STORY / ART / COVER: DAVID LAPHAM

JULY 12 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99

Kretchmeyer takes a trip down memory lane and finds himself on a bloody stretch of bad road.

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SUN BAKERY #6

STORY / ART / COVER: COREY LEWIS

JULY 26 / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99

"SOUL OF SHARKNIFE," Part Two

Sharknife's new nemesis, a harpooning psycho named PIERCE GASHER reveals himself. Ven attempts to master his unique breakdancing abilities and conquer the copycat breaker The Biter in "FREEZE." "BAT RIDER"'s mysteries unfold. "DEAD NAKED" takes us on a trip across the desert. Four amazing stories continue in SUN BAKERY #6.

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UNDERWINTER #5

STORY / ART / COVER A: RAY FAWKES

COVER B: JAMIE McKELVIE

JULY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

"SYMPHONY" Part Five

As the end approaches and deaths accumulate, the quartet remember what made each of them take up the art that is destroying them all.

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VIOLENT LOVE #6

STORY: FRANK J. BARBIERE

ART / COVER: VICTOR SANTOS

JULY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

NEW STORY ARC

Chapter 6: BASTARDS OF YOUNG

OFFERED AGAIN

VIOLENT LOVE, VOL. 1 TP

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THE WALKING DEAD #169

STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN

ART: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO & CLIFF RATHBURN

COVER: CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART

JULY 5 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99

NEW STORY ARC

"LINES WE CROSS"

It is time for Dwight to step up.

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WAYWARD #22

STORY: JIM ZUB

ART / COVER A: STEVEN CUMMINGS & TAMRA BONVILLAIN

COVER B: STJEPAN ŠEJIĆ

JULY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Back in Ireland, revelations of Rori's past and the road to Tír na nÓg…

Cover B is illustrated by fan-favorite painter STJEPAN SEJIC(SUNSTONE, WITCHBLADE)!

"Wayward isn't just a fun and addictive read, it is cultural exchange in comic book form." – Comic Book Resources

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WAYWARD, BOOK 2: DELUXE HC

STORY: JIM ZUB

ART / COVER: STEVEn CUMMINGS & TAMRA BONVILLAIN

JULY 5 / 320 PAGES / FC / M / $39.99

Includes a special poster of the five-part WAYWARD connected cover illustration from issues #11-15!

The new gods of Japan have arrived, and a clash with the myths of old will change the country forever. JIM ZUB and STEVEN CUMMINGS combine the camaraderie and emotion of shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer with Japan's engaging culture and mythic monsters.

Image Comics' supernatural sensation continues in this oversized hardcover collection that includes every stunning cover illustration, design sketches, and extensive essay material on culture and mythology by monster scholars ZACK DAVISSON and ANN O'REGAN.

Collects WAYWARD #11-20

OFFERED AGAIN:

WAYWARD, BOOK 1: DELUXE HC

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THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #29

STORY: KIERON GILLEN

ART / COVER A: JAMIE McKELVIE & MATT WILSON

COVER B: JOCK

JULY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

NEW STORY ARC

Regrets, I've had a few, but then again, too many to fit in the scant time I have remaining, so what's a girl to do? The party's over. The party never ends. A hangover that just won't go away opens IMPERIAL PHASE (Part II). Heaven help us all.

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THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, BOOK TWO HC

STORY: KIERON GILLEN

COVER: JAMIE McKELVIE

ART: JAMIE MCKELVIE, MATT WILSON, BRANDON GRAHAM, KATE BROWN, LEILA DEL DUCA, MAT LOPES, STEPHANIE HANS, TULA LOTAY

JULY 12 / 400 PAGES / FC / M / $44.99

Oversized hardcover collection of issues #12-22 of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, including the most experimental and elating material in the critically acclaimed commercial superstar of a series so far. Collects COMMERCIAL SUICIDE and RISING ACTION with copious making-of material and extensive director's commentary.

OFFERED AGAIN

THE COMPLETE PHONOGRAM HC

IMAGE FIRST: THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #1

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, BOOK ONE HC

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WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD #2 (OF 4)

STORY: STEVE NILES

ART / COVER A: ALISON SAMPSON, STEPHANE PAITREAU & JORDIE BELLAIRE

COVER B: DAVID RUBIN

JULY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Pursued by cultists, Christine, Dan, and Bobby must run through the night to stay alive.

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YOUNGBLOOD #3

STORY: CHAD BOWERS

ART / COVER A: JIM TOWE

COVER B: ROB LIEFELD

COVER C: DAN FRAGA

JULY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

"REBORN," Part Three

Answers lead to even more questions as the search for Man-Up continues! But Vogue's plan to infiltrate HELP! headquarters backfires when Youngblood's sordid legacy threatens to tear the fledgling team apart.

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IMAGE+ #16

JULY 26 / 64 PAGES / FC / $1.99

THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FINALE TO THE HERE'S NEGAN STORY

Don't miss this issue of IMAGE+! Read the highly anticipated conclusion to the HERE'S NEGAN! story. This final, jaw-dropping chapter will hit THE WALKING DEAD fans harder than a smack from Lucille. Don't miss out on this collectible, unforgettable finale to the fan-favorite villain's origin story by the New York Times bestselling team of ROBERT KIRKMAN & CHARLIE ADLARD.

IMAGE+ features in-depth interviews with creators, extended previews of upcoming titles, insightful essays, spotlights on comic shops, and everything fans want to know about what's coming soon from Image Comics. IMAGE+ is the winner of 2016's "Magazine of the Year" Diamond Gem Award and the go-to resource for what's new and hot at Image Comics.

SKYBOUND PINS

Skybound and Yesterdays have teamed up to bring a new line of enamel pins to the masses. Get your pin fix today!

MSRP of $10 for all pins, except Saga – Lying Cat, which is $15.

The Walking Dead – Logo Pin

The Walking Dead – Walker Head Pin

The Walking Dead – Lucille Pin

The Walking Dead – Negan Wrakk Splaugg Pin

Saga – Lying Cat Pin

Saga – Ghus Pin

THE WALKING DEAD LUCILLE BALLPOINT PEN
Price: $9.99 ea
Now you can lay waste to all of your document signings with the new Lucille ballpoint pen. Each pen is 6" long and comes pre-blood splattered.

THE WALKING DEAD LUCILLE BALLPOINT PEN 16PC CS
Price: $159.84
Comes with a display box

THE WICKED & THE DIVINE SKULL ENAMEL PIN

THE WICKED & THE DIVINE KLLK! ENAMEL PIN

While the road to hell is paved with good intentions, the road to lapel is paved with good merchandise. These are the first The Wicked + The Divine pins. Purchase them, with money. Wear them with pride. Or shame. Or however, really. You bought 'em, wear them how you want.

PREVIEWS – MAY 2017 (JULY 2017 product)

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7-87926-12018-9MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA SARA RYDER COLLECTIBLE ACTION FIGURE

Solid Case Pack Information:

Standard 8-pack case. Refer to individual item code above when ordering. Call your local retailer for pricing.

7-87926-14719-3The Walking Dead 10" DLX FIG- GLENN LEGACY EDITION

Solid Case Pack Information:

Standard 4-pack case. Refer to individual item code above when ordering. Call your local retailer for pricing.

7-87926-11992-3DESTINY 1 7" FIG – ASST
7-87926-13000-3DESTINY 1 7" FIG – HUNTER
7-87926-13001-0DESTINY 1 7" FIG – TITAN
7-87926-13002-7DESTINY 1 7" FIG – WARLOCK

Assorted Case Pack Information:

Standard 8-pack case. Each case contains 3pcs of the Hunter & Titan and 2pcs of the Warlock. Refer to assortment item code above when ordering. Call your local retailer for pricing.

Solid Case Pack Information:

Standard 8-pack case. Refer to individual item codes above when ordering. Call your local retailer for pricing.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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