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Image Comics single-issue solicitations for April 2019

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Every month, SYFY WIRE will be bringing you the solicitations for all the upcoming comic books you need to know about. Today we have Image Comics listings for April 2019 single-issue comics.

If you're looking for a new creator-owned series or two to dig into, Image has you covered, leading off with the first issue of Ascender, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's sequel to Descender. New series launches also include the fantasy private investigator series Fairlady from Brian Schirmer, Marissa Lousie, Claudia Balboni and Tula Lotay, and the new miniseries Section Zero — described as "Jack Kirby meets The X-Files" — from acclaimed creators Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett. 

Plus, The Wicked + The Divine and Paper Girls are both reaching their conclusions, a self-contained issue of Criminal, special one-shots from both Curse Words and Rat Queens, and much more.

Check out everything Image has to offer in April below.

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WRITER: Jeff Lemire 
ARTIST / COVER A: Dustin Nguyen 

APRIL 24 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

“THE HAUNTED GALAXY,” Part One Powerhouse creative team JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN launch an all-new sequel series to DESCENDER with the launch of ASCENDER! Set ten years after the conclusion of DESCENDER’s storyline, magic has taken the place of machinery and the rules are very different indeed… Mila, the daughter of Andy and Effie from DESCENDER, spends her days exploring the lonely wilds of the planet Sampson and trying to stay out of the clutches of the evil disciples of the all-powerful vampire witch known only as Mother. But, like her parents, Mila doesn’t like to play by the rules, and when a certain robot pal of her dad’s shows up, nothing will ever be the same! With all the scope and heart of the sci-fi classic DESCENDER, LEMIRE and NGUYEN reunite to take readers on an unforgettable fantasy quest!

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WRITER: Kyle Starks 
ARTIST / COVER A: Erica Henderson 

APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

Someone’s trying to kill Boss Rankin! After the shootout in his loft, the remaining assassins have accepted his offer to be his private security force. There’s no way anyone tries to knock him off now, is there? There is?! Are more people going to die? Probably!

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WRITER: Keith Giffen 
ARTIST / COVER A: Benjamin Roman 

APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99

Sawyer and the gang get the upper hand on J. Jackson Jackson’s two goons. Fearing the relentless attacks won’t stop, Sawyer must decide on what to do with them once and for all. This might not end well for anyone.

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WRITER: Ed Brubaker 
ARTIST: Jacob Phillips, Sean Phillips 
COVER A: Sean Phillips 

APRIL 24 / 40 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

A breathtaking single-issue story finds Ricky Lawless caught in the grip of violence and double cross after a robbery. As always, CRIMINAL contains back page art and articles only found in the single issues.

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WRITER: Charles Soule 
ARTIST / COVER B: Mike Norton 
COVER A: Ryan Browne 

APRIL 03 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time for the final seasonal CURSE WORDS special! This ends an unofficial trilogy begun with the Winter and Summer specials, telling the story of the greatest, most tragic love story in all of comics: Wizord and Ruby Stitch. Watch, read, glory, exult as love blooms… and then it all goes to hell. Read this one, and you’ll finally know why we called our book CURSE WORDS.

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DIE #5


WRITER: Kieron Gillen 
ARTIST / COVER A: Stephanie Hans 
COVER B: David Mack 

APRIL 03 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

“FANTASY HEARTBREAKER,” Conclusion It was never going to be okay. Wait, wrong book.

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WRITER: Zack Kaplan 
ARTIST / COVER A: Giovanni Timpano 

APRIL 03 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99

A rebellious criminal gang holds the city’s solar electricity hostage, forcing our disillusioned heroes Bax and Cielo to gather their wills for one final showdown between the city’s self-interested leaders and the last person left alive with an immunity to the sun.

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WRITER: Christopher Sebela, James Asmus 
ARTIST / COVER A: Joe Infurnari, Jordan Boyd 

APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

The beginning of the end! As Kavallis, Hannah, and Abe converge on Los Angeles, the Bug begins to fight back.

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WRITER: Brian Schirmer 
ARTIST / COVER A: Marissa Louise, Claudia Balboni 
COVER B: Tula Lotay 

APRIL 10 / 40 pages / FC/ T / $3.99

Every fantasy epic ends with a war. But what happens when the war is over? After posing as a man to join the army, Jenner Faulds returns home to The Feld for a new start as a “Fairman”—a specially licensed private investigator. But sexism didn’t end on the battlefield, and as the only “Fairlady,” Jenner gets stuck with the cases nobody else wants. Hitting the streets to solve The Feld’s overlooked mysteries, Jenner finds that the smallest cases hide the biggest secrets. Writer Brian Schirmer, artist Claudia Balboni (Star Trek), and colorist Marissa Louise team up for FAIRLADY—an all-new series with the procedural case-solving of Magnum P.I. and Fables, but set in a vibrant, RAT QUEENS-like high fantasy world. Plus, this—and every—issue contains a complete 30-page story!

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WRITER: Rob Guillory 
ARTIST: Rob Guillory, Taylor Wells 
COVER A: Taylor Wells, Rob Guillory 

APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

Andrea Jenkins struggles with her father’s erratic behavior, as Jedidiah clings to what’s left of his crumbling legacy. Meanwhile, an unexpected visitor points to a frightening future for the residents of Freetown.

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WRITER: Sean Mackiewicz 
ARTIST / COVER A: Niko Walter, Mat Lopes 

APRIL 03 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

“QUE SERÁ, SERÁ” In a small town not on any map, a gunfight erupts that will change the course of the war against Los Queridos… and Amalia is greatly outnumbered.

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WRITER: Jeff Lemire 
ARTIST / COVER A: Andrea Sorrentino, Dave Stewart 

APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

“STATIONS OF THE CROSS,” Part One The hottest series of 2018 returns from the creative team that BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS said “will go down as one of the greatest comic teams of all time!” After the mind-blowing events of the second arc, our story heads right through the looking glass back to Gideon Falls, 1886! Once there, a Father Burke must help catch a vicious killer named… Norton Sinclair? And when the killer can travel through time (and space), readers are in for a wild ride.

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WRITER: Jeff Rougvie 
ARTIST / COVER A: Moritat 

APRIL 10 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

While Martin makes two business trips and an important phone call, Cook tries to sabotage him, Slade spins his web, Diane and Billy fight, shots ring out and, as usual, Melch drinks and speaks the truth. Plus: don’t miss this issue’s background feature and Spotify playlist.

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WRITER: Andy Diggle 
ARTIST: Alessandro Vitti, Adriano Lucas 
COVER A: Dan Panosian 

APRIL 24 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

Back on American soil, Drake comes face-to-face with the man who betrayed him. He has only minutes before the Hardcore expires—and his life along with it. But Drake only needs a little time to unload a LOT of bullets.

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WRITER: Kevin Smith 
ARTIST: Pernille Ørum 
COVER A / COVER B: Francesco Francavilla 
COVER C: Amanda Conner 

APRIL 10 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

“IN SENSURROUND!” Someone’s butchering movie execs, and Hit-Girl’s getting the blame. Her blood-soaked L.A. adventures have caught the attention of an old enemy—one who’s ready for a little trip out west to seek revenge.

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WRITER: W. Maxwell Prince 
ARTIST / COVER A: Chris O'Halloran, Martín Morazzo 
COVER B: Tula Lotay 

APRIL 24 / 40 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

“HOPSCOTCH MÉLANGE,” Part Four A long time from now, Captain Noah Smith floats through space aboard his Archival Recivilization Capsule, searching for a fertile planet upon which to rebuild Earth. But out there in the dark vacuum, he finds… something else. This is the final, sugary story of Noah’s A.R.C.

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WRITER: Ryan Cady 
ARTIST: Andrea Mutti 
COVER A: Nick Robles 

APRIL 10 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99

The passengers of the void ship Orpheus survived the end of the universe, station-wide sabotage, and even the machinations of an Entity from beyond the stars. All that’s left now is to survive each other.

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WRITER: Steve Niles 
ARTIST / COVER A / COVER B: Marcelo Frusin 
COVER C: Brendan McCarthy 

APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

After the bloody defeat of Violencia and Santos, there’s no rest for Patience. She now has an entire criminal empire at her fingertips, and bags of blood money. A new threat emerges from out of town, and Patience must silence Maurice before it’s too late.

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WRITER: Darcy Van Poelgeest 
ARTIST / COVER A: Ian Bertram 

APRIL 17 / 40 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

Little Bird is reunited with her mother in a dreamscape where she begins to uncover the twisted roots of her family tree. Free after 30 years of imprisonment, The Axe once again takes the mantle as leader of the resistance and prepares to wage war against Bishop and his Northern Guard.

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WRITER: Chelsea Cain 
ARTIST / COVER A: Lia Miternique 

APRIL 24 / 28 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99

“MAN-EATERS PRESENTS: WHAT’S HAPPENING TO ME AND CAN IT BE STOPPED?” This mock guide to female puberty features personal stories, advice, illustrated charts, inspirational tips, and other topics of interest to teen girls-on-the-go who like witchcraft and advanced calculus.

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WRITER: Skottie Young 
ARTIST: Jorge Corona 
COVER A: Mike Huddleston 

APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

A messenger arrives with news of the storm brewing in Abel and Fox’s wake. Maggie’s carnival has changed its schedule to stay ahead of the tempest as Abel’s debt is paid and he’s offered the chance to choose his future.

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WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Hwei Lim, Emma Ríos 

APRIL 03 / 64 pages / FC/ T+ / $5.99

Will the survivors of the Irzah colony, their guardians, and their gods finally find a place to call home? All the players finally meet in the long-awaited finale of EMMA RÍOS (PRETTY DEADLY, I.D.) and HWEI LIM’s (Lalage, Hero) critically acclaimed sci-fi/fantasy series—featuring a stunning wraparound cover by HWEI LIM!

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WRITER: Daniel Warren Johnson 
ARTIST: Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer 
COVER A: Mike Spicer, Daniel Warren Johnson 
COVER B: Erica Henderson 

APRIL 10 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99

To save the world, Jake and Murder Falcon must find the fabled Horn of the Dead. How metal is that?!

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WRITER: Robert Kirkman 
ARTIST: Annalisa Leoni, Lorenzo De Felici 
COVER A: Lorenzo De Felici 

APRIL 10 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99

Deep in Oblivion, things get worse.

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WRITER: Gary Whitta 
ARTIST / COVER A: Darick Robertson 

MAY 22 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99

Oliver leads his military family in an uprising against the government forces sent to London to capture him, but at a terrible cost that leaves him grief-stricken—and bent on revenge.

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WRITER: Robert Kirkman 
ARTIST / COVER A: Paul Azaceta, Elizabeth Breitweiser 

APRIL 24 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

“BETRAYED” Disgraced former police chief Brian Giles will do anything for love.

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WRITER: John Layman 

APRIL 10 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

Exorcists, mathematicians, and soldiers mount up to battle one hell of a demon. With the number of dead crewmen mounting, Captain Rigg does what he can to save the rest, even if it means they had better be ready to die, too…

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WRITER: Sean Kelley McKeever 
ARTIST / COVER A: Alexandre TefenkgiJean-Francois Beaulieu 

APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99

Steven’s death. The Genship’s crash landing. If Sam and Alea are going to solve these mysteries, they’re going to need to venture deeper within the Outpost than anyone’s ever gone before… right?

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WRITER: Brian K. Vaughan 
ARTIST: Cliff Chiang, Matt Wilson 
COVER A: Cliff Chiang 

APRIL 03 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99

PART TWO OF THE FINAL ARC! Will KJ ever see her new love Mac again?

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WRITER: Zack Kaplan 
ARTIST / COVER A: Andrea Mutti 

APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99

In a deal with an alien business consortium, humanity has opened the Port of Earth for galactic travelers. After countless violent, deadly incidents, alien soldiers have been stationed here to help bring peace. Now our Earth Security Agency must stop a deadly alien outbreak, contain a growing human resistance, and navigate a delicate relationship with our alien partners—or risk planetary occupation.

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WRITER: Mark Millar 
ARTIST / COVER A / COVER B: Rafael Albuquerque 
COVER C: Brendan McCarthy 
COVER D: Ozgur Yildirim 

APRIL 03 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

Crane’s facing off against hordes of terrorists in Damascus as he battles to uncover the dark secrets of the ancient ruins. Can he use his incredible mind to memorize the inscriptions carved in the temple walls before bombers raze the city to the ground?

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WRITER: Ryan Ferrier 
ARTIST / COVER A: Priscilla Petraites 

APRIL 10 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

Dragons. Monsters. Tricksters. The Rat Queens have seen—and slayed!—it all. But when a dying man of great wealth hires our heroes to exact revenge for the murder of his prized unicorn, Betty, Hannah, Braga, Violet, and Dee are suddenly thrust into a quest that may bring them face-to-face with a mythological creature thought only to exist in bedtime stories. This is Palisade’s urban legend, and it will end with either death or a mass fortune. Featuring the all-new RAT QUEENS creative team, RYAN FERRIER (Death Orb, Criminy) and PRISCILLA PETRAITES (Brilliant Trash)—who will be taking the reins of the ongoing title starting with issue #16!

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WRITER: Donny Cates 
ARTIST / COVER A: Dee Cunniffe, Lisandro Estherren 

APRIL 24 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

In the wake of their darkest day, it’s time to say goodbye to the Lone Star state as the Bowman family searches for salvation in the shadows of Mexico.

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WRITER: Joe Harris 
ARTIST / COVER A: Megan Hutchison 

APRIL 03 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

“CHILDREN OF THE BEAST,” Conclusion She’s led him to Hell and back, shown him truths about his father’s legacy, and ripped the face off the great demonic Game for Jackie to finally see. Now, Dani Dangerous closes the set with a black metal climax to wake the Devil himself.

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RUMBLE (2017) #11


WRITER: John Arcudi 
ARTIST / COVER A: David Rubín 
COVER B: Keith PollardKevin NowlanDave Stewart 

APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

NOTE: All COVER As by RUBÍN in this story arc will be black & white. All COVER Bs in this story arc will be full color. “LAST KNIGHT,” Part One Strange forces have unleashed the Four Scourge Knights of the Apocalypse, and somehow, Bobby LaRosa is mankind’s only hope. This issue also features a variant cover by comics great KEITH POLLARD, our first in a series of variant covers celebrating African American comics artists.

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APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

“THE CHAINED MAN” This stand-alone issue introduces a new menace to Malcolm Dragon and the city of Toronto. A relic from the dim past is unearthed and the Chained Man is unleashed!

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WRITER: Karl Kesel 
ARTIST: Karl Kesel, Tom Grummett 
COVER A: Tom Grummett, Karl Kesel 
COVER B: Walter Simonson 
COVER C: Jerry Ordway 

APRIL 03 / 32 pages / FC/ E / $3.99

“GROUND ZERO,” Part One A team of fearless adventurers uncovers the secrets behind UFOs, MONSTERS, and LOST CIVILIZATIONS! It’s “JACK-KIRBY-does-The-X-Files” in this miniseries by one of comics’ classic creative teams—KARL KESEL (Harley Quinn, Superboy) and TOM GRUMMETT (The Death of Superman, Superboy)—and some of the greatest alternative cover artists in the industry!

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WRITER: Mat Groom 
ARTIST / COVER A: Marcelo Costa, Eduardo Ferigato 

APRIL 03 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

“LEAP OF FAITH” Deep in the forests of Brazil, Amala is on the cusp of exposing a shocking secret about the nature of reality. But the final step is the hardest… and it will cost her everything she holds dear.

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WRITER: Mark Millar 
ARTIST / COVER A / COVER B: Simone Bianchi 
COVER C: Rafael Grampá 

APRIL 24 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

Sharkey comes face-to-face with the fugitive who’ll bring him his fortune, but gets slammed by the cops before he can bring her in and claim his bounty. Can Sharkey and Extra-Billy come up with an escape plan while Edra flees across the galaxy?

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WRITER: Joe Henderson 
ARTIST: Lee Garbett, Antonio Fabela 
COVER A: Lee Garbett 

APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99

“FIX THE WORLD,” Part Two Still reeling from the last issue’s shocking discovery, Willa learns what really happened on G-day. See that terrible day from a very different perspective as we follow an untold story of loss, struggle, and perseverance. ALSO: someone gets a dog.

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SPAWN #296


WRITER: Todd McFarlane 
ARTIST: Jason Shawn Alexander 
COVER A / COVER B: Francesco Mattina 
COVER C: Francesco Mattina, Todd McFarlane 

APRIL 24 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $2.99

“THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF AL SIMMONS,” Part One The road to SPAWN’s record-setting 300th issue BEGINS HERE!!! Witness the secrets of Al Simmons’ past, present and future!!! Every hero! Every villain! Revisit Spawn’s legend in an epic, wide-screen story from critically acclaimed illustrator, JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, and legendary creator, TODD McFARLANE!

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WRITER: Jonathan Hickman 
ARTIST / COVER A: Tomm Coker 

APRIL 24 / 64 pages / FC/ M / $4.99

“WHAT ABOUT WYNN” The last arc of THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS begins with the origin story of the world’s greatest witch. Every issue of this last arc will be double-sized!

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WRITER: Seth M. Peck 
ARTIST / COVER A: Jeremy Haun, Nick Filardi 
COVER B: Shane White 

APRIL 24 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

Eli makes a horrifying discovery. MacInnis and his reavers close in while a trap is sprung.

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WRITER: Robert Kirkman 
ARTIST: Cliff Rathburn, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano 
COVER A: Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart 

APRIL 03 / 32 pages / BW/ M / $3.99

When the dust settles, what will be left of the Commonwealth? And if a community as large and as organized as the Commonwealth can fail, what does this mean for the world? Dark times ahead.

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APRIL 24 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

“SILENT SEA” Who are the sadistic beings gliding silently toward Earth through the infinite night of space, and what do they want? Answers will be revealed.

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WRITER: Kieron Gillen 
ARTIST / COVER A: Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson 
COVER B: Jason Latour 

APRIL 10 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

“OKAY,” Part Four Jamie, this is the last time we have to do big crowd and fight scenes. I swear, we can get through this. Two more issues after this, and then we can have a sleep.

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WITCHBLADE (2017) #14


WRITER: Caitlin Kittredge 
ARTIST / COVER A: Roberta Ingranata 

APRIL 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99

“LAST DAYS,” Part Two In the present, the remnants of Team Witchblade are struggling to fight the good fight without Alex, but Haley, the Witchblade’s alternate host, has other plans.