image and Top Cow comics shipping in September 2010 featuring work by Canadians

SKULLKICKERS #1
story JIM ZUBKAVICH
art CHRIS STEVENS, EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATES
cover CHRIS STEVENS
SEPTEMBER 22
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
“ONE THOUSAND OPAS AND A DEAD BODY”
No one knows where these two warriors came from. The only thing that’s clear is that they’re two of most ornery, trouble-making $%@# that have ever lived.

SKULLKICKERS is a fantasy action-comedy: Two mercenaries are entangled in a high-class assassination plot and nothing—werewolves, skeletons or black magic—will stop them from getting paid. If you love tabletop fantasy RPGs or movies like Army of Darkness, SKULLKICKERS is waiting for you!

SPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 7 TP
story TODD McFARLANE
art TODD McFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO & TONY DANIEL
cover GREG CAPULLO
SEPTEMBER 15
160 PAGES / FC
$14.99
The latest addition to the ever-growing SPAWN: ORIGINS family of books is coming down the pipe! SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 7 collects classic SPAWN issues written by creator TODD McFARLANE, with the art on each issue alternating between GREG CAPULLO and TONY DANIEL.

Cy-gor is on the hunt and headed straight for NYC with only one thing on his simian mind: find and destroy Spawn. Will Spawn even be able to fight, with the Curse and his minions doing their own brand of damage to the hell-born hero? Throw angel warriors and the Violator into the mix, and Spawn is headed for deep trouble.

Also included is the fan-favorite “Santa Spawn” issue, where Spawn saves Christmas for a hard-working family.

Collects SPAWN #39-44.

COWBOY NINJA VIKING #10
story AJ LIEBERMAN
art & cover by RILEY ROSSMO
SEPTEMBER 29
24 PAGES / FC
$3.99
Double crosses, blown up boats and Bangkok strippers…
Duncan, Nix and Ghislain survived it all, but will they survive what comes next? As the fallout from the failed mission continues, Duncan learns a new secret that will change everything he thought he knew about being a Triplet.

HAUNT #12
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art GREG CAPULLO & TODD MCFARLANE
cover GREG CAPULLO
SEPTEMBER 1
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
The sense-shattering second story arc concludes!
Hurg and his secret organization have been dragged into the open and exposed. Now is the time to strike! Haunt and the agency must act now—before he moves deeper underground. He had Kurt killed, he set these events leading to the birth of Haunt into motion—and now it’s time to pay for what he’s done!

SPAWN #207
story WILL CARLTON
art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE
cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI
SEPTEMBER 29
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99
The continuation of Jim’s view of heaven! The education Jim attains while visiting such a place is immense, but is there a traitor amongst the great angels? Will Jim’s reputation as a God on earth be put in jeopardy?

ARTIFACTS #3
story RON MARZ
art MICHAEL BROUSSARD
cover KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY, JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
SEPTEMBER 15
32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES
$3.99
Top Cow’s biggest event gets even bigger!

While Witchblade bearer Sara Pezzini and Darkness host Jackie Estacado form an uneasy alliance to search for their missing daughter, more of the all-powerful Artifacts are brought into play as Magdalena, Tom Judge and the Angelus join forces. But unbeknownst to any of them, the unseen villain is manipulating people and events to bring about the end of the world.

From Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz (Witchblade,†Angelus) and Top Cow superstar artist†Michael†Broussard (The Darkness) comes an event series, which will literally shake the Top Cow Universe to its foundation. Featuring a gorgeous cover by superstar artist Kalman Andrasofszky (Dazzler, R.E.B.E.L.S.) as well as a variant cover series featuring Tom Judge by John Tyler Christopher (Witchblade).

Each issue will also feature a Top Cow Origin backup written by Marz and drawn by a superstar artist.

PILOT SEASON 2009 TRADE PAPERBACK
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art NELSON BLAKE II, JOE BENITEZ, SHELDON MITCHELL, BERNARD CHANG & BRIAN STELFREEZE
cover MARC SILVESTRI
SEPTEMBER 22
144 PAGES / FC / TRADE PAPERBACK
$14.99
Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri Unleash 5 New Concepts!

Image Partners and superstar creators Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and Marc Silvestri (The Darkness) collaborate for the first time by creating five new properties for 2009’s Pilot Season event! The powerhouse team paired with a who’s who list of interior artists, including Nelson Blake II, Joe Benitez, Sheldon Mitchell, Bernard Chang, and Brian Stelfreeze.

This volume collects all five concepts including Murderer, Demonic, Stealth, Stellar and Hardcore along with a cover gallery, behind the scenes sketches, designs, and more!