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The Badass With A Badge will return to Image Comics this December in a glorious oversized hardcover edition entitled OFFICER DOWNE: BIGGER, BETTER, BASTARD EDITION HC! Writer Joe Casey (HAUNT, DOC BIZARRE M.D.) and artist Chris Burnham (Batman, Inc.) have added bonus pages and even more pages of over-the-top sex and violence to this new edition, inviting readers to experience OFFICER DOWNE as it was meant to be experienced!

“What could be a better X-Mas gift this year than an oversized hardcover filled with sex and gore and weirdness and gore?” said Casey. “…Did I mention gore? Well, OFFICER DOWNE delivers! I hear it’s Santa’s favorite comicbook about a cop who won’t let death or dismemberment stop him!”

“The first edition of Officer Downe sold out really quickly and I’m always being approached by fans of my Batman Incorporated stuff who are trying in vain to get their hands on it,” added Burnham. “I’m super psyched that they’re finally going to see our contemptible depravity in such a big classy format.”

You’ve never felt “command presence” quite like this! This is the cop that’ll keep coming back for more… even from beyond the grave! As one review from Comic Book Resources explained, “Joe Casey adds the right mix of absurd situations and dialogue, while Chris Burnham’s art steals the show,” and Major Spoilers put it well when they said, “This comic doesn’t just slap you in the face with it’s graphic nature; it helps you up again and slaps you back down twice as hard.”

OFFICER DOWNE: BIGGER, BETTER, BASTARD EDITION HC (OCT110461, ISBN: 978-1-60706-477-0), a 96-page full-color action graphic novel for $12.99, will be on sale in stores December 7, and will be available for order in the upcoming October issue of Previews.

Chris Burnham is a DC-exclusive artist who is currently working on Batman Incorporated with writer Grant Morrison. Over the last decade he has designed and illustrated a pile of work for clients both corporate and artistic, animated for cereal commercials and sports stadium Jumbotrons, and, most importantly, drawn a mess of comic books, including X-Men, Marvel Mystery, Elephantmen, The Amory Wars, and co-creating the critical smash graphic novel Nixon’s Pals with Joe Casey. Burnham is a company member of The House Theatre of Chicago, a founding officer of Ten Ton Studios, and a loving uncle.

Joe Casey is a founding partner of Man of Action Studios, a creative development company formed in 2000 by graphic novelists Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle. Based in Los Angeles and New York, Man Of Action Studios created the popular BEN 10 TV franchise as well as the new series Generator Rex. Currently they are supervising producers/story editors on the upcoming Ultimate Spider-Man animated series premiering in 2012 on Disney/XD. Man of Action wrote the X-Men and Superman comic book series and currently publish their original creations through Image Comics. They wrote the best-selling video games X-Men: Legends for Activision, and Darksiders: Wrath of War for THQ. For more information, visit

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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