Image Comics released a giant sneak peek of the titles that are scheduled to land at your local comic shop this week. Take the jump for an early look at The Bounce #6, Bushido #4, Clone #11, Great Pacific #11, Pretty Deadly #1, Rat Queens #2, Satellite Sam #4, Sex Criminals #2, and Velvet #1.
Revealed at July’s Image Expo, the media event that prepared the comics market for what’s next from the largest American independent comics publisher, VELVET is a dark and provocative new espionage thriller from Ed Brubaker(FATALE) and Steve Epting. The first creator-owned project from the team who brought you Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the ongoing Image Comics series VELVET will debut in October.
Among the panels at Comic-Con, Image’s about non-superhero comics was one of the most interesting. Find out what some of the panelists’ thoughts were after the jump!
The mysterious Josephine returns to the Fatale series with a Lovecraftian bang. Brubaker and Phillips delve into the backstory of Josephine and Walt Booker, a classic love story full of Nazis, cthulhu monsters, human sacrifices, and old gypsy women. Is it a love story for the ages or one that will be devoured by the Master of R’lyeh himself? More after the jump!
Image Comics is thrilled to congratulate the creators of comic books who received 18 nominations in nine categories for the 2012 Will Eisner Comic Book Industry Awards, which were announced by Comic-Con International on April 16.
The curse of the femme fatale has taken readers of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ horror noir series FATALE from Medieval France to present day, with stops in the Wild West, post-World War II San Francisco, and 1970s Los Angeles. Now, in June, FATALE returns to the present in the pages of FATALE #15, as Nicholas Lash desperately tries to find out the truth behind the mysterious Jo, a beautiful woman who is seemingly immortal.
Josephine, heroine of Ed Brubaker’s and Sean Phillips Image Comics series FATALE, has carried the curse for decades — able to enthrall men but chased by an ancient evil, she is seemingly destined to cause the ruination of anyone who loves her. The haunting series was originally planned as a mini-series, but Brubaker and Phillips have found that curse of the femme fatale is inexhaustible. Thanks to strong sales, a wealth of stories yet to be told, and a certain mesmerizing quality, FATALE is now an ongoing series.
This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, your co-hosts dive into Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ Criminal: Coward.
The series’ story arcs are self-contained and focus on different characters, but these central characters inhabit the same world, grew up in fictional Center City, frequent the same bar, and share a common history of two generations of crime. With his partner Ivan, Tommy Patterson ran the city’s most proficient crew of pickpockets and taught the trade to his eight-year-old son, Leo. When Tommy was arrested and imprisoned for the murder of Teeg Lawless, Ivan took care of Leo and explained to him how following certain rules can keep a criminal “out in the world,” out of both prison and the morgue.
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Or – “What Might Have Been…”
This book is another recent example of something that should have been, in my eyes, more popular that it was. Spinning out of the Fear Itself mega-crossover, featuring the man who successfully took up the shield of Captain America fighting against his own past, written by Ed Brubaker, it seemed like a sure thing. So, what’s going on with Bucky and Natasha? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
The pulp tale Fatale continues to mesmerize readers, and with the arrival of Fatale #7 by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, Major Spoilers wants to know if the latest installment continues to spin a web of mystery and excitement, of if the book simply spins its wheels.