Jim Valentino is a comic book legend. Valentino’s work for Marvel Comics during the late ‘80s on titles like Guardians of the Galaxy were some of the best works of the era. In 1992, Valentino left Marvel Comics and founded Image Comics. There he opened the window for creator rights in the comics industry and let the world know it was possible to be successful outside of DC and Marvel with creator owned properties. Since then, Valentino has also been instrumental in helping establish the careers of some of the comic industry’s hottest creators, including Robert Kirkman and Brian Michael
Press Release IMAGE UNITED, the six-part crossover written by Robert Kirkman and featuring Image Founders Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino, makes its second coming to comic stands this Wednesday with a pre-release, distribution-level sell out!
Even though the event is taking place over at another website, the Image founders getting together for a live chat is pretty cool.Â Check it out if you can tear yourself away from Major Spoilers for an hour or so. Press Release In celebration of IMAGE UNITED’s highly anticipated debut on Wednesday, November 25th, every single creator including Image founders Rob Liefeld, Jim Valentino, Erik Larsen, Marc Silvestri, Todd McFarlane and Whilce Portacio along Image partner Robert Kirkman, will unite for a one time only online chat event on Tuesday, November 24th at 7pm to 8:30pm EST.
Press Release This December, POWERS and MICE TEMPLAR co-creator Michael Avon Oeming, his SIX collaborator Dan Berman and newcomer John Brogila reveal our world’s true power remains with our ancient gods when one of their own discovers his GOD COMPLEX! “In GOD COMPLEX the Greek Pantheon has survived the centuries, transforming themselves from powerful Gods of the sky to influential men and women of the Earth,” Oeming said. “Some of them live normal lives, some run big business and even more are superheroes. It’s an extremely complex world and after hundreds of years of life on Earth, not all the
Press Release This December Image Comics presents the last night of New York’s most dangerous night club, FORGETLESS, courtesy of writer Nick Spencer and artists W. Scott Forbes, Marley Zarcone & Jorge Coehlo. “FORGETLESS is akin to Rashomon in a night club, just with a lot more bullets,” Spencer said. “In a way, FORGETLESS may be the first action-thriller perfect for fans of the films ‘Go!’ and ‘Igby Goes Down’, especially with how Scott, Marley & Jorge’s styles each combine different aspects of indie and blockbuster action comics. FORGETLESS will certainly be a night to remember.”
Press Release CHEW, the all-new crime series with a cannibalistic twist by writer John Layman and illustrator Rob Guillory, experienced yet another sell out on all issues despite the largest overprint on the series yet. More reprints are on the way, though: The second and third issues will each return for one final, “Last Bite” edition.
Press Release NIGHTLY NEWS and PAX ROMANA’s Jonathan Hickman will be making his Southern California signing debut this Saturday, August 29th at Canoga Park, CA’s Collector’s Paradise! “Coming down to Southern California for a signing has been a long time coming,” Hickman said. “There’s an amazing amount of great stores in Southern California and I’m very excited about my first signing. Edward and the crew at Collector’s Paradise have already gone a long way to make me feel welcome.”
Press Release This October Image Comicsâ€™ newest hero shows just one personality may not be enough to save the world in the all new series from AJ Lieberman, writer of BATMAN: HUSH RETURNS, and PROOF artist Riley Rossmo: COWBOY NINJA VIKING!
Press Release Despite erroneous pricing on THE MICE TEMPLAR #2, the series will maintain a $2.99 price point through its entire run! “In this challenging economic time, we certainly know it’s always a shock when your favorite book raises its price point unexpectedly,” writer Bryan J.L. Glass said. “As regular comics buyers who understand the importance of consistent pricing, we’re dedicated to keeping MICE TEMPLAR: DESTINY at $2.99 for the foreseeable future. We apologize for the very regretful error on the cover of issue #2.”
Press Release Due to fan demand to actually live next week’s debut issue of Mini-Marvels cartoonist Chris Giarrusso’s G-MAN: CAPE CRISIS, Giarrusso has brought his beloved creation to the video game world in a revolutionary Flash-based, 2D video game experience only available on The Internet!
This September Silverline Books, the childrenâ€™s book imprint from Image Comics, expands on the world made popular in BRUCE THE LITTLE BLUE SPURCE with a story about all the downsides of being a bully in TIFFANYâ€™S EPIPHANY by writer Kristen Koerner Simon and illustrator Jim Valentino.
Press Release On August 5th Golden Apple Comics will present Image Comics Night, in which Image Comics fans can meet some of their favorite creators at one of the premier comic book and pop culture stores in the country! “Golden Apple and Image Comics have shared a long history of working together starting with Image’s earliest signings,” Golden Apple Proprietor Ryan Liebowitz said. “We hosted some of the first events with the company’s founders and we’re happy to continue the tradition with some of the newest names the company has to offer.”
Press Release MADMAN ATOMIC COMICSâ€™ Mike Allred andÂ SOUL KISSâ€™ Steven T. Seagle confirmed they did not announce a new project at this year’s Comic Con International during the Mike Allred spotlight panel, citing the sheer number of announcements made at the show this year as reason enough to withhold information. “We would have been be lost in the shuffle,” Allred said. â€œEspecially since I was already announcing the new graphic novel I am co-editing, ONE MODEL NATION, by writer Courtney Taylor and illustrator Jim Rugg as well my all-new the Vertigo series, I, ZOMBIE. I thought it might be
Press Release Yesterday evening on G4TV’s Fresh Ink, Blair Butler announced The Luna Brothers have officially begun work on the final arc of their long running action-packed revenge epic, THE SWORD. THE SWORD tells the story of Dara Brighton, a young woman who witnesses the murder of her family at the hands of three very powerful elemental beings who are after a sword in her father’s possession. In the aftermath, Dara attains the sword which gives her incredible abilities beyond her wildest imaginations. While the sword has thus far protected Dara in her quest for revenge, the final arc reveals