Press Release

This December will see the release of an all-new Image Comics series chronicling the adventures of a new defender of the oceanic frontier — MARINEMAN!

Superstar artist Ian Churchill (ELEPHANTMEN, Hulk, Supergirl, Uncanny X-Men) takes on the duties of both artist and writer to bring MARINEMAN to vivid life in this new creator-owned series. The first issue of MARINEMAN will be in stores December 1.

Churchill explains, “When I created MARINEMAN over thirty years ago, I always dreamt that one day I would be lucky enough to write and draw comic books professionally and get the opportunity to bring MARINEMAN to as wide an audience as possible. Thanks to Image Comics, my dream is becoming a reality! I hope everyone takes the plunge and rides the wave with me!”

Steve “MARINEMAN” Ocean is a marine biologist and TV presenter — a man blessed with good looks, a good job, a good circle of friends and a life many would aspire to. But Steve Ocean also has a secret — a secret, which, if revealed, could have perilous consequences for Ocean and everyone in his life. With underwater action and adventure all the way, MARINEMAN may just turn out to be the comic book you didn’t know you were missing!

MARINEMAN #1 (OCT100442), a 32-page full-color comic book written and drawn by Ian Churchill and released by Image Comics, will be on sale for $3.99 on December 1, 2010.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

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  1. TheGaf
    September 24, 2010 at 9:05 am — Reply

    Whys he gotta look just like Arthur Curry but buff? Lots of other ethnicities out there….

  2. AustynSN
    September 24, 2010 at 9:17 am — Reply

    Wow… they aren’t even trying to hide the fact that he’s an Aquaman ripoff. Wonder when DC’s lawyers will be contacting them.

  3. J Michael T
    September 24, 2010 at 9:58 am — Reply

    Hhmmm. I wish them luck. Aquaman is the butt of many jokes … see Major Spoilers for jokes re: I talk to fish …

  4. Brian G.
    September 24, 2010 at 10:53 am — Reply

    “But Steve Ocean also has a secret — a secret, which, if revealed, could have perilous consequences for Ocean and everyone in his life.”

    He’s having sexual relations with a porpus? Sorry …everytime I hear about a “secret” I think of Fez Watley from Ron and Fez.

  5. September 25, 2010 at 3:43 am — Reply

    I am shocked and horrified that Image would come up with a character that rips off DC – they usually rip off Marvel.

  6. Thomas Lacey
    September 25, 2010 at 2:00 pm — Reply

    WOW it looks like a happy young carefree Aquaman with a twist of Namor.

  7. chillidawg72
    September 27, 2010 at 10:17 am — Reply

    I dunno, something about the guy makes me want to punch him in the face.

  8. Damascus
    October 11, 2010 at 2:53 pm — Reply

    So, Steve Irwin and Billy Ocean had a kid together, eh? Get outta my dreams, get into my boat?

    I, to agree with TheGaf, wish that they would have changed the character up just a little bit to not look like a total ripoff of Aquaman. Even something as simple as a different hair color, or a change of physical looks when his water powers kicked in. Like if his hair turned green and looked slightly like sea weed or something. Simply being a water-based superhero doesn’t make you a rip-off of Aquaman, nor Aquaman of Namor, they have completely different looks.

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