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Image Comics and Man of Action Entertainment are pleased to announce a new, full-color hardcover edition of NIXON’S PALS, the political superhero send-up graphic novel by OFFICER DOWNE collaborators Joe Casey (SEX, THE BOUNCE) and Chris Burnham (NAMELESS; Batman, Incorporated).

Nixon Cooper is parole officer to Los Angeles County’s large population of super-villains, which could be the world’s most thankless job. But somehow, Nixon cares — maybe a little too much. His marriage is falling apart, he got clobbered by an industrial waste mutant, and he has inappropriate feelings for one of his parolees (a superpowered stripper with talking breasts). To top it all off, he’s having really weird dreams about space that he just knows mean something — but does he really want to get pulled deeper into the lives of people he just wants to keep out of trouble?

“This book holds a special place in my heart, because it’s where the Casey/Burnham romance first blossomed,” said writer Casey. “You can feel the love in the work itself… and the new coloring just brings it out that much more. Thankfully, the story still holds up and it’s fun to see how Burnham was nailing it right off the bat.”

“Almost seven years after it first came out, Nixon’s Pals is still one of my all-time favorites,” said artist Burnham. “It’s one of the best things Joe has ever written, and it still feels like me at my most unleashed. It bounces back and forth between every genre from sci-fi to noir to superhero to horror to romance, and is absolutely cram-packed with the craziest stuff that we could think of. I’m super excited for the fans I’ve made over the last few years to see this hard-to-find gem for the first time, and especially grateful that the amazing colors of Carlos Badilla are here to really make my linework sing.”

In addition to the dynamic new colors by Badilla, this hardcover edition of NIXON’S PALS includes pin-up art by Nathan Fairbairn (Multiversity ;Batman, Incorporated), Jenny Frison (REVIVAL), Rob Guillory (CHEW), Matt Horak (The Covenant, Amazing Forest), Daniel Warren Johnson (Space-Mullet), Jason Masters (Guardians of the Galaxy, Batwoman), Dean Trippe (Something Terrible), Buster Moody (Task Force Rad Squad), Tradd Moore (LUTHER STRODE, Secret Avengers), Rod Reis (C.O.W.L.), and Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight).

NIXON’S PALS follows Nixon on a perverse journey of discovery, ultra-violence, and new beginnings. It will be in in comic book stores on March 18 and in bookstores on March 31 and is available now for pre-order.

NIXON’S PALS by Joe Casey and Chris Burnham (colors by Carlos Badilla)
ISBN 978-1-63215-303-6
Diamond Comic order code JAN150643
120 pages, hardcover, full color
$19.99
Rated Mature
In comic book stores March 18, bookstores March 31

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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.

About Man of Action Entertainment
Man of Action Entertainment, the creative studio and writers’ collective started in 2000, created the megahit Ben 10, a three billion dollar boys’ action empire that has been called the most successful superhero launch of the past decade. Man of Action Entertainment is comprised of creators and acclaimed comic book writers Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle, having collectively worked on the largest franchise characters in comics from Superman to X-Men before refocusing on creating worlds and characters for their own original work published through their Man of Action imprint at Image Comics. They also created cult favorite series Generator Rex for Cartoon Network, and are co-executive producers and writers for Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and executive produced/wrote Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD. Beyond the world of animation, Man of Action has created wildly successful video games, toy lines, comic books, stage productions, as well as forthcoming feature films and live action television shows, some of which are based on their own original comic book series and graphic novels. Big Hero 6, Disney’s first animated feature based on a Marvel property, features the team and characters created by Man of Action. Upcoming projects based upon other Man of Action creations include The Great Unknown, KAFKA, Officer Downe, I Kill Giants and The Crusades.

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