Highlights of Image Comics this week include a new Walking Dead hardcover, the third issue of the intriguing Clockwork Orange / X-Men mash-up, They’re Not Like Us, and lots of glorious Chew.  Image Comics smartly released Chew #46 alongside the new trade paperback so that trade-waiters will be tempted to switch to floppy comics this week—but then, when vol. 10 comes out, why break up the set?

By the way, if you are trade-waiting Chew, there is a massive spoiler just a few inches below, so you may want to either skip the Chew #46 preview if you have self-control or X out this window if you don’t.

Chew #46

  • Story By: John Layman
  • Art By: Rob Guillory
  • Cover By: Rob Guillory

Price: $2.99 “BLOOD PUDDIN’,” Part one New partner, new boss, new problems! Also: A new storyline!

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Chew, Vol 9: Chicken Tenders, TP

  • Story By: John Layman
  • Art By: Rob Guillory
  • Cover By: Rob Guillory

Cover Price: $14.99

Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from what he eats, has been busy – busy settling into married life, busy investigating one assignment after another that takes him to the most remote corners of the planet. Meanwhile, the people closest to Tony are conspiring to take on the brutal killer who murdered Tony’s twin sister. And this conspiracy includes Tony’s partner, his arch enemy – and his teenage daughter! Presenting a new storyline of the New York Times Best Selling, Harvey and multiple Eisner Award-winner series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals, and clairvoyants. Collects CHEW #41-45, plus the blockbuster spin-off one-shot CHEW: WARRIOR CHICKEN POYO

Criminal Special Edition (One-Shot)

  • Story By: Ed Brubaker
  • Art By: Sean Phillips
  • Art By: Elizabeth Breitweiser
  • Cover By: Sean Phillips

Price: $4.99

CRIMINAL COMES TO IMAGE! To celebrate the return of CRIMINAL to print, BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS return to their awardwinning title for the first time in years for a 48-page special sure to thrill their readers, old and new alike! It’s 1976, and Teeg Lawless is doing 30 days in county jail with a price on his head, his only safe company from the savagery a beat-up old comic magazine his dead cellmate left behind. It’s CRIMINAL like you’ve never seen it before, with a comic within the comic and all those slick ‘70s thrills!

Cyber Force #11

  • Written By: Marc Silvestri
  • Art By: Marco Turini
  • Cover By: Marco Turini
  • Cover By: Marc Silvestri

Price: $2.99

The third arc kicks off with the team’s realization that CDI is a necessary evil to keep even worse things at bay.

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Danger Club #7

  • Story By: Landry Q. Walker
  • Art By: Eric Jones

Price: $2.99

All of reality has been rebooted! A new universe, and new Danger Club, once again stand at the brink of destruction. Is this a bold new direction for the critically acclaimed teenage heroes? Or is this the beginning of the end?

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The Fade Out, Vol 1, TP

  • Story By: Ed Brubaker
  • Art By: Sean Phillips
  • Cover By: Sean Phillips

Cover Price: $9.99

BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS’ newest hit series, THE FADE OUT is an epic noir set in the world of noir itself, the backlots and bars of Hollywood at the end of its Golden Era. A movie stuck in endless reshoots, a writer damaged from the war and lost in the bottle, a dead movie star and the lookalike hired to replace her. Nothing is what it seems in the place where only lies are true. THE FADE OUT is BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS’ most ambitious project yet.

Graveyard Shift #3

  • Story By: Jay Faerber
  • Art By: Fran Bueno
  • Cover By: Fran Bueno

Cover Price: $3.50

Digital Price: $2.99

Liam and Hope get a crash course in Vampire 101.

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Hinges, Book One: Clockwork City

  • By: Meredith McClaren

Price: $15.99

New to the city of Cobble, Orio must depend on help wherever she can find it, but her assigned familiar Bauble has other interests. And as the two explore the walls of their city, they find that they are not the only new arrivals.

Howtoons: [Re] Ignition, Vol. 1 TP

  • Story By: Fred Van Lente
  • Art By: Tom Fowler
  • Art By: Jordie Bellaire
  • Cover By: Tom Fowler
  • Cover By: Jordie Bellaire

Cover Price: $9.99

HOWTOONS returns with an all-new sci-fi DIY adventure! Celine and Tuck’s parents put them to sleep for centuries to ride out the energy crisis—but when they awake in the far future and Mom and Dad are missing, it’s the kids who have to save the day! Celine and Tuck must explore a strange new Earth using their gadgeteering skills to create projects and experiments to survive hostile tribes and bizarre mechanized threats—projects and experiments kids and parents can make themselves at home, and learn basic energy literacy at the same time! Collects HOWTOONS: [RE] IGNITION #1-5 plus backup strips/projects by series originators EAST OF WEST artist NICK DRAGOTTA and MacArthur Grant winner SAUL GRIFFITH.

Intersect #4

  • Story By: Ray Fawkes
  • Art By: Ray Fawkes
  • Cover By: Ray Fawkes

Cover Price: $3.50

Digital Price: $2.99

One of our travellers in the warped city is destroyed and the streets are buckling with grief. Flowers grow in the blood of a hero. The Lady of Birds descends for love. Every month, a new facet of the riddle of INTERSECT reveals itself…

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Low #6

  • Story By: Rick Remender
  • Art By: Greg Tocchini
  • Cover By: Greg Tocchini

Cover Price: $3.50

Digital Price: $2.99

Tortured and humiliated at the hands of Roln, Pirate Lord of the Third City, Stel Caine has but a single chance to save what remains of her family and escape. How high is too high a price for tomorrow? Concluding the first arc of LOW, the seminal sci-fi epic from the minds of RICK REMENDER and GREG TOCCHINI.

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Madame Frankenstein TP

  • Story By: Jamie S. Rich
  • Art By: Megan Levens
  • Cover By: Joelle Jones
  • Cover By: Nick Filardi

Cover Price: $16.99

In 1932, Vincent Krall sets out to create his perfect woman by reanimating the corpse of the love of his life. He’ll soon discover, however, that man was never meant to peer beyond the veil between life and death, and a woman is not as easily controlled as he believes. The collected MADAME FRANKENSTEIN contains all the covers by Helheim artist JOËLLE JONES and an exclusive gallery section showcasing MEGAN LEVENS’ development process. Collects MADAME FRANKENSTEIN #1-7.

Nightworld, Vol 1: Midnight Sonata TP

  • Story By: Paolo Leandri
  • Story By: Adam Mcgovern
  • Art By: Paolo Leandri
  • Art By: Dom Regan
  • Cover By: Paolo Leandri
  • Cover By: Dom Regan

Cover Price: $12.99

It’s fast and furious Faustian action as a trio of demons—the noble Plenilunio, the hellraising Hotspot and the haughty Hellena—battle the evil Empyre and each other over mythic artifacts to lift their curse! Meanwhile Plenilunio’s spellbound lover Lidia sleepwalks his castle and haunts his heart. B-movie psychodrama at its best! Collects NIGHTWORLD #1-4.

ODY-C #3

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

Price: $3.99 O and her crew encounter…the Cyclops.

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Rasputin #5

  • Story By: Alex Grecian
  • Art By: Riley Rossmo
  • Art By: Ivan Plascencia
  • Cover By: Riley Rossmo

Cover Price: $3.50

Digital Price: $2.99

THE DEATH OF RASPUTIN! Shot by a sniper on the frontlines during WWI! But that’s not the way it’s supposed to happen. Something’s very wrong.

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  • Story By: Michael Moreci
  • Art By: Vic Malhotra
  • Cover By: Vic Malhotra

Cover Price: $3.50

Digital Price: $2.99

Alex, Sonya, and Bekkah desperately try to get off of Roche Limit and escape the escalating destruction. Learn the secrets of the anomaly in the final issue of the first volume of the critically acclaimed breakout hit!

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Sex #20

  • Story By: Joe Casey
  • Art By: Piotr Kowalski
  • Art By: Ian Macewan
  • Cover By: Piotr Kowalski

Price: $2.99

The big date. One step closer. Will Simon get lucky?

Sex Criminals, Vol. 2: Two Worlds One Cop

  • Story By: Matt Fraction
  • Art By: Chip Zdarsky
  • Cover By: Chip Zdarsky

Cover Price: $14.99

The second storyline from the Eisner-award winning SEX CRIMINALS finds the honeymoon to be over for Jon and Suzie. Once the thrill of new lust fades, where do you go? Come along and laff and love with Matt and Chip as they brimp back ceaselessly against the past. Collects SEX CRIMINALS # 6-10.

The Superannuated Man #6

  • Story By: Ted McKeever
  • Art By: Ted McKeever
  • Cover By: Ted McKeever

Price: $3.99

MINISERIES CONCLUSION Blackwater burns as the ocean gives up its secrets about the mutated animals in this senses shattered series finale. All will be revealed… …Well, maybe not ALL. This IS a Ted McKeever book, after all.

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They’re Not Like Us #3

  • Story By: Eric Stephenson
  • Art By: Simon Gane
  • Art By: Jordie Bellaire
  • Cover By: Simon Gane
  • Cover By: Jordie Bellaire

Price: $2.99

Don’t look back.

Thief of Thieves #26

  • Story By: Andy Diggle
  • Art By: Shawn Martinbrough
  • Art By: Adriano Lucas
  • Cover By: Shawn Martinbrough
  • Cover By: Adriano Lucas

Price: $2.99

How does the world’s greatest thief relax? Even on vacation, Redmond is always working…

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The Walking Dead Book 11 HC

  • Story By: Robert Kirkman
  • Art By: Charlie Adlard
  • Art By: Stefano Gaudiano
  • Art By: Cliff Rathburn
  • Cover By: Charlie Adlard
  • Cover By: Cliff Rathburn

Cover Price: $34.99

After Alexandria is destroyed by Negan, the remaining communities unite for one last stand against the Saviors. The aftermath to their war leads to the biggest status quo change in the history of this acclaimed series. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #121-132.

The Wicked + The Divine #8

  • Story By: Kieron Gillen
  • Art By: Jamie McKelvie
  • Art By: Matt Wilson
  • Cover By: Jamie McKelvie
  • Cover By: Matt Wilson

Cover Price: $3.50

Digital Price: $2.99

Now the eleventh god is here, it’s time to party. You’re invited. Everyone’s invited. We can sleep when we’re dead—but when you’ll be dead within two years, you may as well turn up in your pyjamas. After seven issues of egomaniacs, it’s time for an issue where the crowd is the star.

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Zero, Vol 3: Tenderness of Wolves

  • Story By: Ales Kot
  • Art By: Various Artists
  • Art By: Jordie Bellaire
  • Cover By: Various Artists
  • Cover By: Jordie Bellaire

Cover Price: $14.99

Edward Zero quit being a spy thug, left the Agency, found a better life in Iceland. But when a volcano erupts and the past comes back in a myriad of ways, what does the path ask of him? Palestine, Belfast, the laboratory in the woods—they all come back into play now. Collects ZERO #11-14.

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