Image Comics has announced plans to release the early work of Jim Valentino in a new collection. “Finally releasing this new definitive edition of VIGNETTES feels like one part pride, one part humility,” Valentino said. “Seriously, VIGNETTES reads like a life lived at 100 MPH with everything from sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll through parenting, the struggles of the young artist and everything in between. I’m thrilled to have it all contained under one cover.” Vignettes will also collect some never before seen material into the 144-page black and white trade paperback.Â Vignettes: The Directors will sell for $14.99
If you ever wondered what happened to The Zodiac Killer or The Boston Strangler, Image Comics presents one interpretation of the serial killers in their golden years in Wayne Chinsang and Erik Rose’s The Roberts. “I admit, I’ve always had a morbid fascination with serial murderers,” said writer Wayne Chinsang, also known to the world by his real name, Justin Shady. â€œWhen Denis Rader (BTK) finally got caught in 2005 I remember thinking, â€˜What if this guy had never been caught? What would he be like as an eighty-year-old man? Or as a grandfather? How long could someone like him
In a world destroyed by terrorism, only the War Heroes can save the day. Or so is the premise behind Image Comics latest series deploying this June from Mark Millar and Tony Harris. “WAR HEROES is everything I’ve been leading up to with CIVIL WAR, ULTIMATES, THE AUTHORITY, KICK ASS and WANTED,” said Millar. “In a way, it’s the culmination of superhero concepts I’ve thus far only dreamed about, brought to fruition due to Tony’s artwork beautiful line work and the unique creative freedom Image Comics provides. Consider this our ULTIMATES 3.” War Heroes #1 will sell for $2.99. via
Image Comics has slipped us a few pages of art from Kody Chamberlain that can be found in Pretty, Baby, Machine due in stores in May. The three issue mini-series is written by Clark Westerman “PRETTY, BABY, MACHINE came out of a love for the classic noir films of the 1950s and the startlingly true history of America’s mobsters,” said Westerman. “However, it wasn’t until I saw Kody’s art that the idea really gelled. Seeing the range of his styles blew me away and soon after, we got to work on PRETTY, BABY, MACHINE.”
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.