All in one affordably-priced volume For the first time ever, Jamie Delano and Goran Sudzuka’s ground-breaking series OUTLAW NATION is being collected into a single volume by Desperado Studios and Image Comics. Originally published by Vertigo from 2000-2002, the 19-issue saga tells the tale of Story Johnson, a 100 year-old semi-deranged amnesiac pulp fiction-writer returning home from 25 years MIA in Vietnam. All Story wants is to recover his missing time and catch up with Johnson Family members. Trouble is, a lot of them have “disappeared,” and those that are left have put the blame on him.
A new spin on media’s role in society This November, Image Comics debuts THE NIGHTLY NEWS, a politically- and socially-aware comic book that is sure to raise eyebrows from the comics world. Already being compared to the comics work of indie legend Brian Wood, THE NIGHTLY NEWS is the debut book for creator Jonathan Hickman, who handles all the writing, art, lettering and coloring himself.
Image Comics has sent us a sneak peek for titles shipping next week. The issue that peaks my interest this week, is Lions, Tigers & Bears, which has had a lot of success lately with the trade, selling out in three of the comic shops I visited last week. And if you haven’t read True Story Swear to God, then you are really missing out. I’ve been following this series for a couple of years, and it is funny, sad, and romantic all at the same time. As always click the thumbnails for larger images and watch out for the
Image Comics has sent Major Spoilers cover images and text descriptions for titles shipping December 2006. Spawn/Batman looks like it will be a good one. Would really like to get my hands on the Complete Invincible Library Volume 1 hard cover – but yikes, $175! Click the thumbnails for larger images. SPAWN/BATMAN story TODD MCFARLANE art TODD MCFARLANE & GREG CAPULLO covers TODD MCFARLANE 56 PAGES – FC – DECEMBER 28 – $5.99 It’s been over a decade since their first meeting. The Dark Knight and the even darker one. But this time is perhaps the most dangerous meeting of
Hollywood-style video trailers introduce Meltdown BERKELEY, CA — 21 September, 2006 — While movies have, for decades, employed “coming attractions” or “trailers” to announce themselves to the world, rarely have independent comic book creators had a video trailer hype their upcoming series – until now. In conjunction with ComicBookResources.com, the creators of the new Image Comics title MELTDOWN will be debuting their new online video trailer, giving comic book fans worldwide a chance to get an animated sneak preview of the highly-anticipated series.
The first in a slew of new projects from writer BERKELEY, CA — 20 September, 2006 — With a never-before-seen mix of history, mythology and the supernatural, writer C.B. Cebulski and acclaimed Japanese illustrator Sana Takeda bring you DRAIN, an exciting new series about ninjas, vampires and one woman’s centuries-spanning quest for vengeance. Debuting in November from Image Comics, DRAIN follows the story of Chinatsu, a woman whose life is irrevocably changed when her and her ancient clan of Japanese assassins is ravaged by vampires. Rather than take her life, Chinatsu was turned and left as a witness to the
Russian Sunset marks Marz’s first creator-owned work at Image BERKELEY, CA — 19 September, 2006 — After setting the comics world on fire with his long and controversial run on Green Lantern, launching the CrossGen universe, and recently revitalizing Witchblade and CyberForce at Top Cow, Ron Marz is set to debut his first creator-owned book from Desperado Publishing and Image Comics, RUSSIAN SUNSET.
Image Comics has sent us a sneak peak of issues hitting the shelves soon. Looks to be some goodness inside, including the second issue of Occult Crimes Taskforce written by David Atchison and Rosario Dawson. There are also previews for The Looking Glass Wars: Hatterm M. #3, Negative Burn #4, Sea of Red #12, and The Walking Dead #31. As always, click the thumbnails for larger imges.
Image Comics has sent us a sneak peak at Rocketo: Journey to the Hidden Sea #11, which is due in stores next week.
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores August 23, 2006. 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. Thanks to Collector’s Pair of Dice for assisting in the building of this list. This list was last updated August 22, 2006
Acclaimed comic praised by fans, pros alike (Press Release) BERKELEY, CA — 16 August, 2006 — Hitting stores this week is the GROUNDED trade paperback, collecting the sold-out miniseries by Mark Sable and Paul Azaceta. GROUNDED tells the story of Jonathan, a normal kid sent to to a high-school for super-powered children after making a startling discovery about his parents. He now has to abandon his superhero fantasies and deal with the reality that he’s actually the only kid at school WITHOUT powers.