First Issue of Image’s REDLANDS Sells Out, Heads Back to Press

First Issue of Image’s REDLANDS Sells Out, Heads Back to Press

In news which has become standard practice on Wednesdays, Image Comics has sold out yet another first issue: Redlands. The first issue from writer Jordie Bellaire (in a debut appearance as a writer) and artist Vanessa R. Del Rey reached stores today. Just hours after comic shop doors opened in the US, Image announced in a press release that the first issue had sold out at the distributor level. First-issue sell-outs have become the standard…

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Archie Comics Plans Major Expansion For Fall

Archie Comics Plans Major Expansion For Fall

Archie Comics has seen a massive resurgance in the early twenty-first century. Once relegated to grocery store racks alongside Us Weekly and Cosmo, Archie has been completely reinvented. Where the publisher was synonymous with kid-friendly, after-school-special style anthologies, they have become something completely different in recent years. Though the creative revolution is well underway at Archie, the line still has a long way to go in order to compete with the major industry players. In…

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Image Sets October Release for ATOMAHAWK Collection

Image Sets October Release for ATOMAHAWK Collection

After runaway success on God Country and Redneck, rising comics star Donny Cates adds to his impressive portfolio with ATOMAHAWK from Image and Heavy Metal. Originally published in serial form in Grant Morrison‘s Heavy Metal magazine, the deluxe edition collects the entire run of the series. Cates’ pitch for the series is most certainly in keeping with the hallucinogen-fueled aesthetic of Heavy Metal, reading like the fevered ramblings of a coke fiend at the peak…

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Valiant Launches Fan Art Contest for Valiant Vanquished Season 2

Valiant Launches Fan Art Contest for Valiant Vanquished Season 2

  Valiant Comics wants to bring fans into the Valiant Universe in a whole new way, by way of Valiant Vanquished. The New York-based independent comic book publisher announced a fan art contest earlier today. Valiant Universe is the publisher’s tabletop role-playing game, select adventures in which are featured in live-streaming episodes of Valiant Vanquished. The series was co-created by Valiant and Twitch. For the contest, Valiant is giving fans the opportunity to submit art…

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Valiant Launches Major Promo Campaign for BLOODSHOT SALVATION

Valiant Launches Major Promo Campaign for BLOODSHOT SALVATION

As the summer winds to a close, Valiant is banking big on the upcoming Bloodshot: Salvation. Written by Jeff Lemire with art by Lewis LaRosa, the ongoing series will be the new central title for the Bloodshot franchise. Though much has been written of late regarding the woes of the comic book market, Valiant seems insistent on pushing their product in comic shops first and foremost. The selection of items included in the promotional campaign…

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Netflix Acquires Mark Millar’s Millarworld

Netflix Acquires Mark Millar’s Millarworld

Netflix has made its first full company acquisition, Mark Millar‘s Millarworld. In a move announced early Monday morning, the streaming giant acquired the independent comic book imprint and its associated intellectual property. Millar said in a statement that talks between himself and Netflix had been in the works since Christmas, culminating in today’s announcement. The purchase entitles Netflix to pursue development of nearly all of the Millarworld properties which have not yet made their way…

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Black Mask Creators Unite to Discuss All Things Comics

Black Mask Creators Unite to Discuss All Things Comics

With San Diego Comic-Con just days away, the monstrous metroplex between Los Angeles and San Diego has begun to fill up with the best, brightest, and most legendary comic book creators in the world. Last night, independent publisher Black Mask Studios and The Nerdist assembled a panel of Black Mask’s most notable creators past and present, along with newly minted Black Mask contributor and comic book industry legend Grant Morrison. The panelists included Black Mask…

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Marvel Dominates June Comics Market Behind Spider-Man’s Strength

Marvel Dominates June Comics Market Behind Spider-Man’s Strength

June was a heck of a month for Marvel in the comics market, and they have Spider-Man to thank. Diamond Comic Distributors, the largest distributor of comic books and graphic novels in North America, has released distributor-level sales for June. The debut issue of Spectacular Spider-Man, which retailed at $4.99, dominated single-issue sales, clocking in at nearly a quarter of a million issues sold. DC and Marvel split the rest of the top ten evenly….

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First Look at Dan Panosian’s SLOTS #1

First Look at Dan Panosian’s SLOTS #1

Image Comics has released a short preview of the first issue of writer/artist Dan Panosian‘s Slots.   [OFFICIAL SOLICIT] Superstar artist Dan Panosian (Daredevil: Back in Black, Conan/Red Sonja) will take on writing as well as art duties on his all-new series SLOTS, coming this October from Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment. You can say this about the life of Stanley Dance: he did it his way. Unfortunately, his way never took getting old into…

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Image Announces SLOTS From Dan Panosian

Image Announces SLOTS From Dan Panosian

Skybound is one of Image’s largest imprints, and founder Robert Kirkman is adding a new title to its stable with Dan Panosian‘s Slots. The Berkeley-based independent publisher announced today that the first issue of the new series will be released in October. Slots is billed as a “bold new take on Las Vegas”. It stars former boxer Stanley Dance as a man looking for redemption. The solicitation for the series leans into that Vegas vibe,…

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