With the 25th anniversary of American Flagg coming in July, Image Comics has announced it will release a hardcover definitive edition of the series.

“This hardcover goes well beyond my wildest initial expectations,” creator Howard Chaykin said. “The past few years consisted of remastering and restoring every line of every panel on every page to ensure this is the best edition possible. I have been extremely fortunate to have both Image Comics and Dynamite Entertainment working hard on this hardcover, and they have made me, as a creator of one of my most personal works, as happy as possible. I couldn’t be happier.”

In AMERICAN FLAGG!’s dystopian future, America and its corporations have fled the Earth for the relative safety of Mars. Their abandoned planet has been ravaged by war and a recently fired television star, Reuben Flagg, becomes its reluctant champion. The award-winning series’ first fourteen issues will be collected in a definitive edition hardcover designed by Chip Kidd and contains Chaykin’s never-before-seen sketchbook and an all-new, 12-page story written and illustrated by Chaykin, all book-ended between an introduction by THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY author Michael Chabon and an afterword by ALL-STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN artist Jim Lee.

The American Flagg! hardcover will be available in July, while softcover volumes will arrive in September, with the second softcover arriving this winter.

via Image Comics


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  1. I believe I ordered this 4 years ago. My comic book store shut down in the meantime. No purchase for me, sorry.There has to be limit to lateness. I will get it when it comes to the Public Library.

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