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Highlights among the provocative and progressive Image comics arriving this week are the android love story, Alex + Ada,, the second issue of the X-Men/Clockwork Orange mash-up tale, They’re Not Like Us, and the social media monster, Bitch Planet #2.

ALEX + ADA #12
story: JONATHAN LUNA & SARAH VAUGHN
art / cover: JONATHAN LUNA

32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Grave danger.

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BITCH PLANET #2
story: KELLY SUE DeCONNICK
art / cover: VALENTINE DE LANDRO

32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Now framed for murder INSIDE the prison, Kam is offered leniency if she’ll train her crew for a death sport bout against a visiting team of male prisoners. From 2014 Best Writer Eisner nominee KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DeLANDRO (X-Factor) with colorist CRIS PETER (CASANOVA).

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CASANOVA: ACEDIA #1
story: MATT FRACTION & MICHAEL CHABON
art / cover: FÁBIO MOON & GABRIEL BÁ

32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Marooned in Los Angeles with no memory of his past, Casanova Quinn takes on the mystery of his criminal benefactor’s tangled and bloody history—as strange occult forces from the future conspire to… do stuff? To him? To Los Angeles? To you? YES.

Featuring the first in a series of backup stories by Pulitzer Prize winner MICHAEL CHABON and CASANOVA co-creator GABRIEL BÁ.

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DANGER CLUB #6

Story: Landry Q. Walker
Art: Eric Jones
$2.99

As all of reality collapses, Kid Vigilante travels through the land of the dead in search of salvation.

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DEATH VIGIL #7 (OF 8)
story / art / cover: STJEPAN SEJIC

32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Defeated and hopeless, Bernardette is sealed away in an unknown location while Sam is on death’s bed… again. This has not been a good day for the Vigil. Can Clara, Mia, Anubis, Chiyoko, and Vlado find the enemy stronghold in time? Who would even know where it is?

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GRAVEYARD SHIFT #2 (OF 4)
story: JAY FAERBER
art / cover: FRAN BUENO

32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

Liam spends the night locked in a crypt with his girlfriend. She’s a vampire. And she’s getting hungry…

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PUNKS: THE COMIC #4
story: JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
art / cover: KODY CHAMBERLAIN
cover B: JOEY INFURNARI

32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

From Eisner and Harvey nominees JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (The Bunker, I, Vampire) and KODY CHAMBERLAIN (Sweets, The Ride) yada yada yada.

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RASPUTIN #4
story: ALEX GRECIAN
art: RILEY ROSSMO & IVAN PLASCENCIA
cover: RILEY ROSSMO

32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

BETRAYED!
Rasputin’s life changes forever when he’s asked to save the prince’s life. But first the mad monk has to let someone else die. His road to infamy begins here.

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REVIVAL #27
story: TIM SEELEY
art: MIKE NORTON
cover: JENNY FRISON

32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Em and May continue their search for the missing father of Em’s child. Are they ready for what hides in the deep, dark, cold water?

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SEX #19
story: JOE CASEY
art: IAN MacEWAN & PIOTR KOWALSKI
cover: PIOTR KOWALSKI

32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Sometimes a cover says it all. Plus: guest art by Ian MacEwan.

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SEX CRIMINALS #10

Story: Matt Fraction
Art: Chip Zdarsky
Cover: Chip Zdarsky
$3.50

In which Jon and Suzie learn just how alone together we all are, and the stakes get raised crazy-high in this, the second arc finale. By MATT FRACTION (CASANOVA, ODYC, SATELLITE SAM) and just a great big bunch of C.H.U.D.s with photoshop or something.

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THE DYING AND THE DEAD #1
story: JONATHAN HICKMAN
art / cover: RYAN BODENHEIM

64 PAGES / FC / T+ / $4.50

“TODAY, TOMORROW, THE GRAVE”
A murder at a wedding reveals a fifty year-old secret. At great cost, a man with a dying wife is given the opportunity to save her. A lost tribe is reborn in another time. Seemingly disparate events that force relics from the Greatest Generation to come together for one last hurrah.

Brought to you by award-winning writer JONATHAN HICKMAN and fan-favorite artist RYAN BODENHEIM, THE DYING AND THE DEAD is high adventure meets end-of-life care.

It’s Indiana Jones for Old People. There are no fedoras, only bedpans.

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THEY’RE NOT LIKE US #2

story: ERIC STEPHENSON
art: SIMON GANE & JORDIE BELLAIRE
cover: SIMON GANE & FONOGRAFIKS

24 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

It serves you right to suffer.

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UMBRAL #12

Story: Antony Johnston
Art: Christopher Mitten
Cover: Christopher Mitten
$3.50

“IF IT BLEEDS” Yeah, you read it right. New Year’s Eve, last day of the year. That’s when we decide to publish the last issue of Book Two, probably the most important issue of UMBRAL yet. It’s just how we roll. (Seriously, you’ll want this one. It’s kind of climactic.)

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ZERO #14
story: ALES KOT
art: MARIO OLEKSICKI & JORDIE BELLAIRE
cover A: MARIO OLEKSICKI & TOM MULLER
cover B: TONCI ZONJIC & TOM MULLER

32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

It all mattered. All of it.

Has the world gone mad?

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