Hello and welcome to this week in Image!

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Apollo IX #1 (One Shot)(Cover A Fernando Argosino), $3.99

Apollo IX #1 (One Shot)(Cover B Stejpan Sejic), $3.99

 

I haven’t read any IXth Generation books before, but this one is a one shot with a beautiful evil scientist, so that seems pretty cool!

 

Artemis IX #1 (One Shot)(Cover A Johnny Desjardins), $3.99

Artemis IX #1 (One Shot)(Cover B Stjepan Sejic), $3.99

 

Ditto what I said before except now there are cyborgs involved! It kind of reminds me of iRobot.

 

Astronauts In Trouble #3, $2.99

 

I read the first issue of this comic and it was really cool! Nosy news reporters end up on a space mission they were not preparing for. This is one I definitely need to catch up on.

 

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Beauty #1 (Cover A Jeremy Haun), $3.50

Beauty #1 (Cover B Jenny Frison), $3.50

Beauty #1 (Cover C Kevin Wada), $3.50

 

This book sounds crazy intriguing. The idea is that there is a way for you to become more and more beautiful every day. The catch: this beautification is actually a sexually transmitted disease. I’m really interested to read this one because it has the potential to provide a lot of commentary on our society’s obsession with beauty and the lengths we will go to to obtain this. It also sounds like (and looks like from the cover) there may be other consequences accompanying this disease that the world is not yet aware of.

 

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Descender #6, $2.99

 

Descender is such an amazing series. I have been entirely in love with it since the very first issue came out. It’s really hard for a book to make me tear up these days, but Descender did this in the second issue and the emotional part was about a robot, so I’d say that’s pretty impressive. Nguyen’s beautiful watercolor work is just so absolutely stunning I have thought multiple times that I want prints of every page or maybe I just want to wallpaper a room with the whole series. In short, do yourself a favor and read Descender.

 

Dream Police #7, $2.99

 

Joe and Kate are breaking more rules and find a bridge between worlds that is sure to lead to even more dangerous encounters. Will they be able to get the information they need before the Nightmares find them?

 

Drifter #7 (Cover A Nic Klein), $3.50

Drifter #7 (Cover B Tom Muller), $3.50

 

I’m honestly surprised that I haven’t read this series yet. It sounds like everything I absolutely love. Detailed worldbuilding, dark sci-fi, worlds in peril – this series is calling my name and I’m finally ready to listen. Also, issue seven is the beginning of a new arc!

 

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Fade Out #8, $3.50

 

Seriously, what have I been doing with my life?? I thought I was reading a lot of Image titles, but apparently I missed some really great ones. So first of all, this book has the Brubaker, Phillips team. I don’t really need to say more, but I will because it sounds amazing. Fade Out is a crime noir story set on the cusp of the fifties and full of Hollywood drama and glamour. It’s sure to be amazing in the hands of these two noir masters.

 

Fuse #13, $3.99

 

It’s crime and murder on a space station!! This a story concept I’ve dreamed of for my whole life and it definitely delivers. Issue thirteen begins a new arc, which I’m excited to read because Previews World assures me that in it “all hell breaks loose!”

 

Injection #4 (Cover A Declan Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire), $2.99

Injection #4 (Cover B Declan Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire), $2.99

 

I read the first issue of this series and I was honestly very confused. There were some parts that I really loved, but I haven’t been back to it yet because I really don’t like feeling that lost in a first issue. However, I have heard many people say that it’s one of their favorites currently so don’t pass over it because of me! Different strokes for different folks, as they say.

 

Mice Templar V Night’s End #4 (Of 5)(Cover A Michael Avon Oeming), $5.99

Mice Templar V Night’s End #4 (Of 5)(Cover B Victor Santos & Chandra Free), $5.99

 

Mice, swords, awesomeness. This eight year long project is reaching its explosive end!

 

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ODY-C #6, $3.99

 

It’s like The Odyssey (get the title now?), but with some of the most amazing artwork I’ve ever seen. I could honestly just stare at it for hours and hours.

Phonogram The Immaterial Girl #1 (Of 6), $3.99

 

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Phonogram is back!! I’m super pumped to see how this new run shapes up. Gillen and McKelvie have been doing amazing things with The Wicked + The Divine, which I’ve always thought of as extending a lot of the ideas first addressed in Phonogram, so it will be cool to see them back to writing the series that launched their success!

 

Reyn #7, $2.99

 

I read the first issue of this and really did not enjoy it very much. This is not something I say very often, but on this book I was not impressed with the writing or the very male domination type themes.

 

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Savior #5, $2.99

 

I’ve been trying to decide whether or not to read this series for awhile! It sounds really cool, but the first issue failed to grab me right away. I think I’ll give it another chance though. I like the idea of exploring what people would do if someone with Jesus like powers showed up in our world today.

 

Shutter #14, $3.99

 

Here is another series I’m really surprised I’m not reading. It sounds totally awesome! Get it together, Julia! Quit missing out on really neat sounding books.

 

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Skullkickers #100, $3.99

 

Hahaha they are calling their last issue #100 even though it’s actually #34 just because they want to and it makes their final book seem so much more special. I love this so much.

 

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Starve #3, $3.50

 

This book is so visually appealing. It’s also like the Hunger Games meets Top Chef so that’s pretty cool. All of the art looks kind of like it’s been spray painted, giving it a really harsh, intense look. I’m looking forward to this one because the main character’s daughter is going to have more of a role it sounds like and I’ve liked her so far.

 

Velvet #11, $3.50

 

It’s another Ed Brubaker book! Which of course means that it’s full of criminal activity and intrigue.

 

Walking Dead #145, $2.99
Did you know that The Walking Dead is about zombies? I don’t think people realize that. It would probably be more popular if this important detail was common knowledge!!

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