Top 15 Image Comics August 2022 Solicitations Spoilers With A Returning Brigade & Last ShadowHawk! Plus The Deadliest Bouquet, Old Dog, Starhenge & More!

Top 15 Image Comics August 2022 Solicitations Spoilers With A Returning Brigade and Last ShadowHawk! Plus The Deadliest Bouquet, Old Dog, Starhenge and More!

Among the Image Comics full August 2022 solicits we picked out our Top 15. Do you agree or disagree with the picks?

The Top 15

20TH CENTURY MEN # 1 (OF 6)
WRITER: Deniz Camp

AUGUST 17 / 40 pages / FC/ M / $

EXTRA-LENGTH FIRST ISSUE!

At the end of the 20th century, superheroes, geniuses, madmen, and activists rush towards WWIII! A Soviet “iron” hero, a superpowered American president, an insane cyborg soldier, an Afghan woman hellbent on building a better life for her people—these strange yet familiar beings collide in a story that mixes history, politics, and comic book mythology into something totally new. Welcome to 20TH CENTURY MEN, where the edges of our reality and fiction touch, overlap…and then explode.

BRIGADE #1 REMASTERED EDITION
WRITER / COVER A / COVER B: Rob Liefeld
ARTIST: Rob Liefeld, Clay Mann, Marat Mychaels, Ed Piskor, Thomas Hedglen, V Ken Marion, Jim Rugg, Kenneth Rocafort, Dan Fraga, Philip Tan
COVER C: Marat Mychaels

AUGUST 17 / 32 pages / FC/ / $

The issue that started it all, BRIGADE #1, remastered by today’s top comic book talents! BRIGADE exploded onto the scene as one of Image Comics’ launch titles, making its first appearance in August 1992 and electrifying fandom! We celebrate and commemorate the impact and anniversary of this historic occasion with a star-studded roster of illustrators creating all-new magic with fresh new pages for this commemorative 30th-anniversary issue!

THE DEADLIEST BOUQUET #1 (OF 5)
COVER A: Adriana Melo
COVER C: Liana Kangas

AUGUST 10 / 24 pages / FC/ / $

Jasmine Hawthorn was a hard-edged Nazi hunter who trained her children well in the art of espionage. But in 1998, when her complicated past finally catches up with her, it’s up to her three estranged daughters, Rose, Poppy, and Violet, to solve their mom’s murder—if they can avoid killing each other in the process.

THE DEAD LUCKY #1
ARTIST / COVER A: French Carlomagno
COVER B: Federico Sabbatini
COVER C: Eleonora Carlini
COVER D: Tom Whalen

AUGUST 03 / 32 pages / FC/ / $

San Francisco is changing. Tech consortium Morrow is building the city of the future with “peacekeeper” robots looming on every corner—and wherever Morrow isn’t, the Salvation gang is.

Bibiana Lopez-Yang is changing too. She came back from Afghanistan with PTSD and the ability to control electrical currents. If she can hold it together, she might be the hero San Francisco needs. But against an enemy this big, it isn’t enough to be good. She’ll have to be lucky.

From debut writer MELISSA FLORES and superstar art team FRENCH CARLOMAGNO and MATTIA IACONO (RADIANT BLACK) comes the newest book in the MASSIVE-VERSE!

THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #21
WRITER: James Tynion IV
ARTIST / COVER A / COVER C: Martin Simmonds
COVER B: Anand Rk

AUGUST 31 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $

Cole Turner’s loyalties to the Department of Truth have been tested time and again. Now that a mysterious murder threatens to turn a Cold War into an all-out conflict, those loyalties may finally reach their breaking point…

IMAGE 30TH ANNV ANTHOLOGY #5 (OF 12) 
WRITER: Maria Llovet, Patrick Kindlon, Zoe Thorogood, Dean Haspiel, Geoff Johns, Brenden Fletcher, Tim Seeley, Joe Casey, Skottie Young, Jeff Lemire
ARTIST: Maria Llovet, Zoe Thorogood, Dean Haspiel, Skottie Young, Jeff Lemire, Maurizio Rosenzweig, Erica Henderson, Andrea Mutti, Stefano Caselli, Nathan Fox

AUGUST 31 / 64 pages / FC/ M / $

Our year-long celebration of Image Comics’ 30th anniversary continues!

This issue features the latest installments of “The Blizzard” by GEOFF JOHNS & ANDREA MUTTI, “Red Stitches” by BRENDEN FLETCHER & ERICA HENDERSON, “Gehenna” by PATRICK KINDLON & MAURIZIO ROSENZWEIG, and the debut of “Hack/Slash vs. Image” by TIM SEELEY & STEFANO CASELLI. Plus: The second part of MARIA LLOVET’s three-part serial “All the Things We Didn’t Do Last Night,” the return of CHAP YAEP’s Extreme Studios fan-favorite Dutch in a new serial by JOE CASEY & NATHAN FOX, “Royal City” by JEFF LEMIRE, and the continuation of “Billy Dogma” by DEAN HASPIEL and “Stupid Fresh Mess” by SKOTTIE YOUNG!

THE LAST SHADOWHAWK #1 (30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL ONE-SHOT)
WRITER: Brian Haberlin, Philip Tan
ARTIST: Philip Tan, Daniel Henriques
COVER A: Daniel Henriques, Philip Tan
COVER B: Jim Valentino, Brian Haberlin, Philip Tan
COVER C: Bill Sienkiewicz
COVER D: Rob Liefeld, Jim Valentino

AUGUST 17 / 32 pages / FC/ / $

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of SHADOWHAWK #1 with writer/artist PHILIP TAN (SPAWN, X-Men), co-writer BRIAN HABERLIN (HELLCOP, THE MARKED), and inker DANIEL HENRIQUES (GUNSLINGER SPAWN, Shadow War: Alpha).

In the not-too-distant future, the world will be just as it is today…only worse. Evil has permeated the very fabric of society, from the halls of government to the darkened alleyways.

Will the heroes who once defended the downtrodden fail them now? Will a new generation rise, inspired by the last of the old?

Who will be THE LAST SHADOWHAWK?

THE MAGIC ORDER 3 #2 (OF 6)
WRITER: Mark Millar
ARTIST / COVER A / COVER B: Gigi Cavenago
COVER C: Matteo Scalera

AUGUST 31 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $

Trouble is brewing in the Magic Order as Cordelia Moonstone suspects that the Asian chapter of the international roundtable of wizards is using their magic to create vast amounts of wealth. Is it really possible that their leader Sammy Liu just happens to be one of the country’s richest men on his own merit?

OLD DOG #1
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Declan Shalvey
COVER B: Marcos Martín
COVER D: Kevin Nowlan

AUGUST 24 / 24 pages / FC/ / $

Jack Lynch was a once-promising CIA operative. On the eve of retirement, looking back at a failed career, he is tasked with one final mission…that goes horribly wrong.

He wakes years later to a changed world and deeper changes within him. When a shadow group offers Lynch a second chance at a life of adventure, he’s paired with the last person he could ever imagine. In order to adjust, this old dog will have to learn some new tricks…

OLD DOG is a striking new spy-fi series by DECLAN SHALVEY, the accomplished and innovative creator behind books such as Moon Knight, X-Men Unlimited, INJECTION, and TIME BEFORE TIME.

PRODIGY: THE ICARUS SOCIETY #2 (OF 5)
WRITER: Mark Millar
ARTIST / COVER A / COVER B: Matteo Buffagni

AUGUST 10 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $

EDISON CRANE has always been the smartest man in the room. Now he’s in a world he didn’t even know EXISTED with a secret society of super geniuses, all richer than he is and blackmailing him to recover an artifact on a mission they know is almost certain death.

RADIANT BLACK #18
WRITER: Kyle Higgins
ARTIST / COVER A: Stefano Simeone
COVER C: Tom Whalen

SEPTEMBER 21 / 32 pages / FC/ / $

It’s 1979. Wendell George graduates from Purdue with a degree in engineering and plans for the future. It’s 2020. Wendell George discovers a cosmic artifact in a donut shop. It’s 2023. Everything has fallen apart.

Series writer KYLE HIGGINS is joined by Chicago sports radio star LAURENCE HOLMES and rising-star artist STEFANO SIMEONE (Good Luck, Megaman: Fully Charged) for the secret origin of RADIANT YELLOW!

ROGUE SUN #7
WRITER: Ryan Parrott
ARTIST / COVER A: Abel

SEPTEMBER 28 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $

After the shocking ending to his fight with Cataclysm, Dylan has no idea what to do next—but luckily, he has YOU to help! In this very special issue, you make the decisions and choose Dylan’s path in a fight against an enemy who controls time itself!

THE SCORCHED #9
WRITER: Sean Lewis
ARTIST: STEPHEN SEGOVIA
COVER B: Kevin Keane

AUGUST 24 / 24 pages / FC/ / $

The team is back with a renewed sense of purpose and a new vision for approaching the threats on their horizon. Unfortunately, a threat from one of their pasts has a few different ideas.

SEVEN SONS #3 (OF 7)
WRITER: Robert Windom, Kelvin Mao
ARTIST / COVER A / COVER B: Jae Lee

AUGUST 17 / 32 pages / FC/ / $

JAE LEE returns to creator-owned comics with his first new title since 1994, a seven-issue LIMITED SERIES. In issue 3, Ep’s death at the hands of Allah’s Watchmen sets Delph on a path to uncover the hidden origins of the Church of the Seven.

STARHENGE, BOOK ONE: THE DRAGON & THE BOAR #2 (OF 6)
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A / COVER B: Liam Sharp

AUGUST 10 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $

MERLIN persuades KING AURELIUS to allow him to start the construction of STONEHENGE. Meanwhile AMBER and DARYL reunite under less than ideal circumstances in Brighton, as future MOR-DREADNAUGHTS prepare to hunt them!

Pulse Taking

That’s our top picks from Image Comics’ August 2022 solicitations, but what caught your eye from their offerings?

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