One of the topics that constantly fill up my e-mail box is recommendations for trade collections that readers should be picking up in lieu of individual issues. This post kicks off a brand new series of trades that are high on my reading list, and should be on yours too.
It’s Friday, and that means a bunch of sneak peeks from Image Comics. This week’s haul includes Parade (with Fireworks), Compass 1, Killing Girl 2, Casanova 9, Age of Bronze 26, Nobel Causes 31, and Spawn: Godslayer 4.
Image Comics has announced its panels for this weekend’s Baltimore Comic-Con. “Our next edition of the Image Comics Show will be a great one,” said PR & Marketing Coordinator and Image Comics Show host Joe Keatinge. “On tap for the panel will be Erik Larsen, Scott Kurtz, Dean Haspiel, CB Cebulski, Frank Cho and around half a dozen announcements I’m dying to reveal. We’re also doing a retrospective on the Mice Templar. Mike Oeming and Bryan J.L. Glass have been working on this book for around twenty years so we’ve dug into their archives to unearth never before seen conceptual
Image Comics has recently released the first issue of Lucha Libre, originally from the European publisher Humanoids. That comic is soon to be turned into a motion picture called Luchadores 5, directed by Michael Olmos. Set in East Los Angeles, it’s a comedy about five Latino wrestlers who form a masked vigilante group to clean up their neighborhood. The film is expected to start shooting in 2008. This is the first in a 12 picture deal with Humanoids. via Variety
Holy deforestation! Image Comics dropped off 10 sneak peeks for titles shipping next week. The massive preview includes Brit 1, Lucha Libre 1, Strange Cases 1, Sorrow 1, Dust 2, Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer 4, Bad Planet 3, Lions, Tigers, and Bears Vol. II 4, Strange Embrace 4, and The Pro. Lots of new series kicking off, I should have titled this one Image Sneak Peek of the Week: The Big One Edition.
Image Comics has announced writer Brian Reed and artist Ian Hosfeld will be launching their first creator-owned book, The Circle, this November. “It’s in the vein of the classic TV show Mission: Impossible, or The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and somewhat inspired by the fantastic long running comic strip Modesty Blaise,” said Reed in a prepared statement. “The Circle is a group of freedom fighters that first formed amidst the horrible civil wars in the Baltics during the late 1990’s, and today operate as guns for hire.” Take the jump for more info and the full cover.
This November, Image Comics will release a new four-issue miniseries written by Nightly News writer Jonathan Hickman. While THE NIGHTLY NEWS was a gripping, media-centric thriller with an edgy political slant, Hickman is best known for utilizing an art style consisting of double page spreads which married traditional comic art with elements of graphic design. With PAX ROMANA, Jonathan will again be pushing the boundaries of storytelling while telling the tale of 5,000 men sent on an impossible mission to change the past and save the future. Gotta love time travel stories! The full color miniseries bows November 28th for
This November Image Comics debuts Fearless, a four-issue miniseries from Mark Sable, P.J. Holden, and David Roth. “If you’re going to do a superhero book these days you really need to do something unique,” says Mark Sable. “FEARLESS is far from typical. The lead is a literal man without fear, as behind the mask he’s paralyzed with a crippling anxiety disorder, but an anti-fear drug enables him to fight the war on crime. A life of dependency crashes down when his supply runs completely dry. What comes next is the crux of the series.” Take the jump for the full
B. Clay Moore and Steven Griffin return to Image Comics with more noir stories of detective Byrd. Best of all the mini-series is now going to be an ongoing monthly. “HAWAIIAN DICK has always been my favorite series to write,” says writer B. Clay Moore in a prepared statement. “It hits all of my favorite interests – the ’50s, cocktails and the supernatural. While I’m very proud of ‘Byrd of Paradise’ and ‘The Last Resort,’ I always felt a little restricted in the miniseries format. I wanted to allow plotlines to develop more naturally. After years of mulling it over,
Image Comics has sent Major Spoilers a bunch of sneak peeks to help you ease into the weekend. Mice Templar is looking quite good, as is The Walking Dead. Rounding out the collection is Amory Wars 3, Bomb Queen 1, and True Story Swear to God 8.
Image Comics has announced it will release a Captain Victory hardcover collection that will feature the entire 14 issue run. This is the second Kirby collection from the company that previously released Silver Star. Take the jump for the full cover and more info.
While sitting across the aisle from one of those cute school girls, I was passed a note that Mark Haven Britt will be making an appearance at Comic Relief in Berkeley, CA this Saturday (August 25, 2007) from 5 to 7:00 PM. Mark will be signing Full Color, his new graphic novel published by Image Comics. Well darn, I’m not in Berkley, and I have a football game to produce and direct at that time. Otherwise, I’d be there with bells on – yes… I would be wearing bells… Since I can’t go, perhaps a Major Spoilers reader will drop