The big money is being spent this week on The Walking Dead #141 and Saga #28, but other releases from Image Comics are also well worth your dollar.  Two first issue Image comics released this week, Mythic and Injection, are particularly intriguing reads, and they were reviewed earlier today by Nerdspan writer Adam Witt.

Birthright #7

  • Story By: Joshua Williamson
  • Art By: Andrei Bressan
  • Art By: Adriano Lucas
  • Cover By: Andrei Bressan
  • Cover By: Adriano Lucas

Price: $2.99

Her son returned a changed man. Now it’s up to Wendy Rhodes to separate fact from pure fantasy…

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Chrononauts #3

  • Story By: Mark Millar
  • Art By: Sean Gordon Murphy
  • Cover By: Sean Gordon Murphy

Cover Price: $3.50

Digital Price: $2.99

From ancient Rome to the roaring twenties to the 1980s music scene, Corbin and Danny— the world’s first time travelers—continue to wreak havoc with the time-stream, and get into more hijinks with some of history’s most notorious figures! And it’s all happening while the world—and their bosses—are watching!

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Copperhead #7

  • Story By: Jay Faerber
  • Art By: Scott Godlewski
  • Art By: Ron Riley
  • Cover By: Scott Godlewski
  • Cover By: Ron Riley

Cover Price: $3.50

Digital Price: $2.99

Sheriff Clara Bronson goes on a date with handsome schoolteacher Thaddeus Luken, unaware that a gang of vicious outlaws are headed straight for Copperhead.

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C.O.W.L. #10

  • Story By: Kyle Higgins
  • Story By: Alec Siegel
  • Art By: Rod Reis
  • Cover By: Rod Reis

Price: $3.99

After weeks of vicious attacks by Camden Stone and Geoffrey Warner’s villains, C.O.W.L. finally has a new contract with the city. Now, will Geoffrey be able to reign in the fabricated villains? Plus, Detective Evelyn Thompson confronts John Pierce’s killer.

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East of West #19

  • Story By: Jonathan Hickman
  • Art By: Nick Dragotta
  • Cover By: Nick Dragotta

Cover Price: $3.50

Digital Price: $2.99

“THE DEAD WOOD” The son of Death, BABYLON, learns the true value of life and decides the fate of the world in the mysterious place called “The Dead Wood.” The Apocalypse: Year Two continues in EAST OF WEST #19.

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Five Ghosts Special #1

  • Story By: S.M. Vidaurri
  • Story By: Frank J. Barbiere
  • Art By: S.M. Vidaurri
  • Cover By: S.M. Vidaurri

Price: $3.99

Explore the mythology of FIVE GHOSTS with a beautiful painted story from S.M. VIDAURRI (Jim Henson Storyteller: Witches, Iron: Or, The War After) featuring knights, demons, wizards, and the Dreamstone! And in a special backup story, FRANK J. BARBIERE presents Fabian in one of the most exciting literary heists ever!

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Injection #1

  • Story By: Warren Ellis
  • Art By: Declan Shalvey
  • Art By: Jordie Bellaire
  • Cover By: Declan Shalvey
  • Cover By: Jordie Bellaire

Price: $2.99

Once upon a time, there were five crazy people, and they poisoned the 21st Century. Now they have to deal with the corrosion to try and save us all from a world becoming too weird to support human life. INJECTION is the new ongoing series created by the acclaimed creative team of Moon Knight. It is science fiction, tales of horror, strange crime fiction, techno-thriller, and ghost story all at the same time. A serialized sequence of graphic novels about how loud and strange the world is getting, about the wild future and the haunted past all crashing into the present day at once, and about five eccentric geniuses dealing with the paranormal and numinous as well as the growing weight of what they did to the planet with the Injection.

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The Mantle #1

  • Story By: Ed Brisson
  • Art By: Brian Level
  • Cover By: Phil Hester

Price: $3.99

Robbie never asked for any of this. While drunkenly walking home from a punk show, he’s hit with lightning and wakes to find that he’s been chosen as the new host for The Mantle, a power set of unimaginable scope. Despite his lack of interest, he’s forced into action. The Plague, a being who has spent 50 years killing every previous host of The Mantle, is already coming for him.

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Mythic #1

  • Story By: Phil Hester
  • Art By: John McCrea
  • Cover By: John McCrea

Price: $1.99

Science is a lie, an opiate for the masses. The truth is, magic makes the world go ‘round. And when magic breaks, MYTHIC fixes it. Apache shaman Waterson, Greek immortal Cassandra, and cell phone salesman Nate Jayadarma are the crack field team assigned with keeping the gears of the supernatural world turning, and more importantly, keeping you from ever knowing about it. Join Eisner nominee PHIL HESTER (Green Arrow, The Coffin) and Eisner winner JOHN McCREA (Hitman, The Boys) on their latest expedition to the dark heart of weird comics.

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ODY-C #5

  • Story By: Matt Fraction
  • Art By: Christian Ward
  • Cover By: Christian Ward

Cover Price: $3.50

Digital Price: $2.99

A near-mutiny threatens the ODY-C just as home finally seems within its reach.

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Reyn #5

  • Story By: Kel Symons
  • Art By: Nathan Stockman
  • Cover By: Nathan Stockman

Price: $2.99

On the run from Venn, Reyn and Seph delve deeper into the enemy stronghold and make a shocking discovery.

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RunLoveKill #2

  • Story By: Jonathan Tsuei
  • Story By: Eric Canete
  • Art By: Eric Canete
  • Cover By: Eric Canete

Price: $2.99

The hunt is on! Rain’s past and present collide as “The Origami,” a military force tasked to capture her, begin to tighten their circle. Janus enters and offers a final chance of reprieve. And finally: DINOSAURS!

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Savior #2

  • Story By: Brian Holguin
  • Story By: Todd McFarlane
  • Art By: Clayton Crain
  • Cover By: Clayton Crain

Price: $2.99

A tragic airline crash has killed hundreds. Why? And because of the massive catastrophe, a small town braces itself for the onslaught of news media invading their city. But the biggest mystery may be the man who randomly walked out of the corn fields following the crash. Who is he? Where did he come from? And why can’t he remember if he was a passenger on that fatal plane? This second issue is FULLY-PAINTED by artist CLAYTON CRAIN.

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