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Image Comics is pleased to announce four jaw-dropping exclusive Image Expo variants will be available on the day of the show, January 8, 2015: BITCH PLANET #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro, RUMBLE #1 by John Arcudi and James Harren, WYTCHES #3 by Scott Snyder and Jock, and EAST OF WEST #16 by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta with cover art by Meredith McClaren (HINGES). All Image Expo variants will be priced at $5 each, Premium ticket holders will be receiving them complimentary with their ticket purchase.

An IMAGE FIRSTS COMPENDIUM trade paperback will also be available at Image Expo for the first time, collecting nine #1 issues of Image Comics’ hottest new series at the low introductory price of $5.99. The nine included are: C.O.W.L. #1 by Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel, LOW, #1 by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini, NAILBITER #1 by Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #1, SHUTTER #1 by Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca, SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour, THE FADE OUT #1 by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #1 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, and WYTCHES #1 by Scott Snyder and Jock. This is the perfect sampling of some of the best creator-owned series available and allows readers interested in trying out a variety of new series to do so without breaking the bank.

There will also be a very limited number of posters for sale that feature the complete collection of connecting EAST OF WEST #16 covers. EAST OF WEST artist Nick Dragotta will be present for a signing.

Previously announced Image Expo guests include: Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA), Todd McFarlane (SPAWN), Scott Snyder (WYTCHES), Emi Lenox (EMITOWN), Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow), Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men), Emma Ríos (PRETTY DEADLY), Brandon Graham (PROPHET), James Robinson (THE SAVIORS). In addition, there will be special surprise guests in attendance.

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IMAGE EXPO will be an all-day event held in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on January 8, 2015. Image Expo will begin the new year with a slew of thrilling creator-owned news announcements and will be open to all fans, comics retailers, and members of the media.

Tickets to the event are now available for sale. General admission tickets are $20, while premium tickets are $50 and include preferred seating and exclusive Image Comics releases. Seating is limited. Admission for retailers and members of the media is complimentary. Members of the media should contact Kat Salazar, Director of PR & Marketing at katsalazar@imagecomics.com to inquire about press passes. Comic retailers should visit http://imagecomics.com/expo/retail-summit/ for information about retailer-specific programming and registration information.

Don’t miss your chance to meet creators, attend panels and signings, receive exclusive swag, and get the scoop on all that Image Comics has in store for 2015.

Image Comics fans can follow the latest Image Expo updates at imagecomics.com/expo. We hope to see you there!

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
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, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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