It’s true!  The Spawn #200 anniversary issue coming in February 2010 is co-written by Robert Kirkman and Todd McFarlane, the writing crew behind the uber-excellent Haunt! But that’s not all!  February is a big month for Kirkman, including new issues of Haunt, Image United, and Invincible Returns! Check out all the Kirkmania below, and check out our Kirkman-love on our podcast!

spawn200_capullo_coverSPAWN #200
story TODD MCFARLANE & ROBERT KIRKMAN
art TODD MCFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO, DANNY MIKI & GUESTS
cover TODD MCFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO, DAVID FINCH, JIM LEE, ROB LIEFELD, MARC SILVESTRI & ASHLEY WOOD
FEBRUARY 24
48 PAGES / FC
$3.99

SPAWN 200 ARRIVES!
In June of 1992 the first issue of TODD McFARLANE’s SPAWN hit bookshelves in record numbers.  Now, 17 years later, the new Spawn, Jim Downing, comes head to head with the biggest enemy of the Spawn universe, with his new sidekick Clown. Can this dynamite duo team up long enough to survive the return of a ruthless Spawn villain?   And what happens when GOD gets into the action? This double-sized issue is jam packed with over a dozen of comic’s greatest creative talents. SPAWN #200 features the long awaited return of TODD MCFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO to interior artwork!


haunt5_previews_bwHAUNT #5
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art GREG CAPULLO, RYAN OTTLEY & TODD McFARLANE
covers TODD MCFARLANE (75%) & RYAN OTTLEY (25%)
FEBRURY 3
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

THE FIRST STORY-ARC OF MCFARLANE & KIRKMAN’S HAUNT CONCLUDES!
More is revealed involving Kurt’s death, and it puts Daniel and Kurt at odds once again.  A mole is exposed within The Agency and Haunt must come to a decision involving his future.  Do not miss the stunning end to the introductory arc of this hot new series.


imageunited0cov300ppiIMAGE UNITED #0
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art ERIK LARSEN, RYAN OTTLEY & WHILCE PORTACIO
cover ERIK LARSEN & WHILCE PORTACIO
FEBRUARY 24
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

PRELUDE TO THE CROSSOVER EVENT OF THE CENTURY!
Meet FORTRESS, the exciting new character created by WHILCE PORTACIO for IMAGE UNITED!  He’s trapped in a suit that gives him seemingly limitless power that he can barely control, which leads to a confrontation with the Image Universe’s favorite cop: Savage Dragon!


invincible_returns_01_ottlarsenINVINCIBLE RETURNS #1
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art RYAN OTTLEY, CORY WALKER & FCO PLASCENCIA
covers DAVID FINCH, DARWYN COOKE, ERIK LARSEN & RYAN OTTLEY
FEBRUARY 17
40 PAGES / FC
$3.99

AT LONG LAST, INVINCIBLE RETURNS TO HIS ORIGINAL COSTUME!
After the shocking events of the Invincible War and the cataclysmic battle with Conquest, Invincible is ready to turn the page to a bold new era: just in time for THE VILTRUMITE WAR, starting in next month’s INVINCIBLE #71!  This special self-contained issue will bring readers new and old up to speed on everyone’s favorite superhero comic.  If you’ve never read INVINCIBLE, now is the time to dive in! And if you’ve been reading since the beginning: You know it’s all been leading up to this moment!  Either way, hold onto your hats!


invincible_vol12_covINVINCIBLE, VOL. 12: STILL STANDING TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover RYAN OTTLEY & FCO PLASCENCIA
FEBRUARY 17
168 PAGES / FC
$16.99

Angstrom Levy finally attacks, and the world has never been in more danger! Guest-starring the entire Image Universe… and that’s just the lead-in for Conquest! Invincible faces his most deadly threats yet in this can’t miss volume of the critically acclaimed series.


astoundingwolfman_22covTHE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #22 (RES)
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art JASON HOWARD
cover JASON HOWARD & FCO PLASCENCIA
FEBRUARY 24
32 PAGES / FC
$2.99

“LEGACY,” Part Two
Mecha-Maid’s life is torn apart as the greatest threat she’s ever faced comes in the form of… her own daughter?!  It’s a story Gary Hampton, The Astounding Wolf-Man knows all too well… and yet another common thread to bond this unlikely couple together.  All this and more in the ramp-up to the monumental 25th issue!

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