Youngblood is set to return to Image Comics in January 2008. The series will feature new characters and old, some you’ve seen, and one you haven’t. “YOUNGBLOOD is the book which launched the Image invasion and eventually spawned THE ULTIMATES and AUTHORITY,” said writer Joe Casey. “It’s only right it’s back at home and I’m extremely thrilled Rob has entrusted his creations to series artist Derek Donovan and me. Derec and I are bringing back everything fans loved about the series, but in a whole new style set for the fans of today.” Take the jump for the full cover.
Paul Grist’s superhero Jack Staff returns as a monthly title starting this January according to Image Comics. “I’ve longed to put out JACK STAFF monthly for a long time,” Grist said in a prepared statement. “Luckily, I wasn’t alone as Image’s Executive Director, Eric Stephenson, has wanted the same thing. We’ve been working together to make it happen for awhile now and I’m happy to say we already have three issues in the can with a fourth right on its heels.” Take the jump for the full cover and more info.
Another Thursday and another collection of sneak peeks of titles arriving next week from Image comics. This week it’s the second printing of The Mice Templar, Hiding in Time 3, Drain 5, Dynamo 5 Volume 1 TPB, and Noble Causes Volume 7.
Image is very excited about the third sell-out in a row for its Jason Howard and Robert Kirman Astounding Wolf-Man. The company said it will be going back to press with an all-new cover by Ryan Ottley and Kelsey Shannon. Kirkman said, “With Jason plowing away at the next issue of Wolf-Man I thought it would be a real treat for the fans to see INVINCIBLE artist Ryan Ottley’s take on our new hero. We even recruited the talents of BASTARD SAMURAI’s Kelsey Shannon to pretty up the image. They really knocked it out of the park. I think fans
Image Comics has announced Death Dealer #4 has sold out, and is going back to press. “Taking on DEATH DEALER was initially nerve wracking,” series writer Joshua Ortega said. “But the reception the fans have given the series really drives the entire creative team. We always think we’re overestimating on the initial print run, but we’re consistently overwhelmed. Our thought is to reward fans by offering these top of the line, gold and silver foil editions as a big thank you.” Image Comics Publisher Erik Larsen said, “We’re extremely happy readers and retailers alike seem to be enjoying this series
Image Comics has announced it is holding off on the Jack Kirby Captain Victory hardcover. The company is doing this so a proper restoration of the classic comic can be properly restored. “The last thing we want to do is release an inferior version of this material,” Executive Director of Image Comics Eric Stephenson stated. “The more involved we’ve gotten in the restoration process, the more obvious it has become that the files and art we’re working simply aren’t up to par with those used for SILVER STAR. Faced with the decision to either complete a sub-standard edition or do
According to an Image press release, the company had a slight printing error with Suburban Glamour by Jamie McKelvie. “Sadly there are some aspects of producing a comic no one can control,” series creator Jamie McKelvie said. “Image has put the book back to press immediately to ensure release as soon as humanly possible. While I’m highly disappointed by the delay I would rather the issue come out the way it was intended to.” While McKelvie isn’t saying where the foul up occured, it is good to know a company is actually fessing up to a mistake when an issue
The milestone issues of Walking Dead and Invincible are getting ever closer, and according to Image, the titles are at the top of their game, with both titles selling out at the distributor level. “People seem to be real psyched for our big milestone,” said series writer Robert Kirkman. “Having THE WALKING DEAD #42 and INVINCIBLE #45 sell out has gotten the entire creative team very fired up. Ryan Ottley’s and Charlie Adlard’s pages get better and better the closer we get to fifty.”
Or – “Things Get Even WEIRDER…” One of the most entertaining facets of Mike Allred’s Madman stories (and, indeed, most of the rest of his output as well) is that it’s not just another adventure story. A Madman story could only take place with Frank Einstein as the main character, as his peculiarities drive the narrative, and his strange point-of-view makes even the most straightforward story a bit wonky. Now, imagine that the story is already freaky-deakier than a night spent on Quaaludes in Amsterdam with Hunter Thompson, Austin Powers, and the guy who dreamed up Snuffleupagus, talking about the symbolism
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores September 26, 2007. There may be items on this list that are not shipped at the last minute, or new material may be added. Check with your local retailer for more details. This list was last updated September 25, 2007.
Or – “The Ol’ Triple Cross Changeup…” I’ll say this for Maddie Warner: she’s every bit as formidable as her archetypical forebear, Lois Lane. Faced with not one but TWO super-powered antagonists, she neither cowered nor begged for her life, instead choosing to level the playing field, turn the tables, and several other cliches that I can’t think of right now. In a team where the gothy girl is the muscle, the big jocky guy is the telepath, and the type-A team leader girl has the atypical power of supersonic flight, it’s just another example of turning a cliche on