Press Release Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson was honored with the 2014 ComicsPRO Industry Appreciation award this past Friday at the annual Comics Professional Organization convention. ComicsPRO is the only trade organization for direct-market comic book retailers.
Press Release This morning at Image Expo at the Lam Research Theater in San Francisco, Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson began a rousing and revealing keynote address to an audience of more than 500 comics industry journalists, retailers, and fans about the independent publisher’s upward trajectory in the comic book and graphic novel markets.
Press Release Dade Ellis, Simon Grimshaw, Emerson Strange, and Thomas Walker were the Fab Four of science, ushering in a new boom of scientific advancement as the research group World Corp. They changed the world and became the most celebrated scientists of all time, but somewhere along the way, it all went wrong.
Immediately upon release John Layman and Rob Guillory’s CHEW has experienced an immediate sell out for both issue #2 and the second printing of issue #1. “I’m shocked, pleased and flabbergasted by the enormous positive response we’ve gotten from CHEW,” Layman said. “I can’t put into words how gratified I am for the readers and retailers who have helped spread the word about this strange and unique little book. I’m also grateful to Image for taking speedy action to help get this book into as many readers’ hands as possible. Thanks, everybody! The best is yet to come!”
Press Release In an unprecedented move, writer Robert Kirkman and illustrator Ryan Ottley have made a cryptic, semi-confident promise that INVINCIBLE #63 might be kind of a big deal for reasons they wouldn’t say and plan to back it up with a special Wednesday shipment direct to comic shops!
Press Release G-MAN: CAPE CRISIS, an all-new mini-series by MINI-MARVELS’ cartoonist Chris Giarrusso, brings back everyone’s favorite kid friendly superhero to the Image Universe this August! “Getting to work on G-MAN: CAPE CRISIS has been a long time coming,” Giarrusso said. “I had a great time working on MINI-MARVELS while it lasted, but I’ve also had some G-MAN stories I’ve wanted to tell for a while.Â Short MINI-MARVELS back-up strips are always fun, but with G-MAN, I finally have the opportunity to tell brand new full-length feature stories in full comics.Â This is the most ambitious project I’ve ever worked
Press Release The Eisner-nominated major debut by cartoonist Brandon Graham, KING CITY, finally continues in an ongoing series presented in the deluxe, oversized format courtesy of TOKYOPOP and Image Comics! “Continuing KING CITY has been a long time coming and I’m thrilled that TOKYOPOP and Image Comics are bringing it back in the best way possible,” Graham said. “We’re doing it as thirty-two page monthly issues, the first six issues remastering the original series along with as much cool new work as I can fit, in a format akin to Image’s VIKING. Starting with issue 7, the series will consist
Press Release Yesterday, Diamond Comics Distributors released the details behind Image Comics’ highly anticipated Final Order Cutoff program set to debut this April. â€œWeâ€™ve been enthusiastic about implementing FOC for quite some time now,â€ Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson said. â€œFOC allows retailers to test the waters with our all of our new projects, whether theyâ€™re by seasoned veterans or comicsâ€™ newest names with limited risk while still getting all the benefits of supporting a series from the floorboards up.” The Final Order Cutoff program will include all Image Central titles and partner studios Top Cow, Todd McFarlane Productions and
Press Release 20 March 2009 (Berkeley, CA) – At today’s ComicsPRO Annual Meeting, Image Comics announced plans to further expand its support of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the comics’ industry’s first response in the fight against censorship.Â Image will support the not-for-profit organization with a second installment of LIBERTY COMICS and will launch The CBLDF Liberty Series,* *a series of high-end variant covers featuring Image’s strongest titles with exclusive artwork not available anywhere else. All proceeds of both projects will go directly towards the Fund’s important defense of comics’ First Amendment rights.
Press Release This May, Image Comics releases Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura’s complete I KILL GIANTS trade paperback while declaring everyone on the planet Earth should buy it since it’s so damn good. “I’m really flattered Image would make that kind of claim, so much so Ken and I are humbled beyond words and hope people like it as much as Image thinks they will,” Kelly said. “Ken certainly did a phenomenal job with the art and I like to think it’s pretty good as a whole. Then again, there’s a lot of people on Earth. Maybe only half
Press Release 12 November, 2008 (Berkeley, CA) – This past summer, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Corporate Member Image Comics teamed up with an all-star roster of talentÂ for LIBERTY COMICS, a special anthology benefiting the Fund, and raised nearly $27,000 for the organization’s important work! “The CBLDF couldn’t defend our field’s First Amendment rights if it weren’t for the efforts of our supporters, and LIBERTY COMICS is an incredible example of that principle in action,” CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein said. “The Fund is a team effort that only exists because of the efforts of the whole industry —
Considering he’s had his hand in the creation of some of the company’s recent big titles, this is great news. Press Release 22 July 2008 – As reported by the New York TimesÂ earlier today, THE WALKING DEAD and INVINCIBLE’s Robert Kirkman has become a corporate partner of Image Comics.