First Two Issues of GOD COUNTRY Head Back to Printer

First Two Issues of GOD COUNTRY Head Back to Printer

Image Comics has shown nothing but tremendous market savvy when it comes to initial print runs, and appears to have hit the sweet spot yet again with God Country. The publisher announced today that both of the first two issues of the new creator-owned series are headed back to press for new editions. This will make three printings for the first issue and the second printing for the second installment in the Donny Cates new…

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Image Expands Planned Parenthood Cover Initiative

Image Expands Planned Parenthood Cover Initiative

Last week Image Comics announced that several of its creator-owned titles will release variant covers in support of the besieged Planned Parenthood organization. Yesterday, the publisher expanded that initiative to include four more titles: Low, Moonshine, Magdalena, and She-Wolf. The move comes in the wake of a concerted effort by state and national GOP legislators moving to strip federal funding from the organization. On Thursday, the US House of Representatives voted 230-188 to rescind a…

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Remender and Opena’s SEVEN TO ETERNITY Continues Run of Sell-Outs

Remender and Opena’s SEVEN TO ETERNITY Continues Run of Sell-Outs

It’s official. Seven to Eternity is a hit. Image Comics announced today that the second and third issue of the new series from writer Rick Remender and artist Jerome Opena is going back to press for their third and second printings, respectively. The first issue of Seven to Eternity had an exceptionally strong debut, selling over 30,000 copies. Many series debut strong and then lost a huge number of speculative readers. The second issue lost barely…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Curse Words #1 – Black Magic Comedy

ADVANCE REVIEW: Curse Words #1 – Black Magic Comedy

Charles Soule is a machine. Not figuratively.  I mean I think he is a literal machine. The guy is constantly writing comics, such as this one; Curse Words #1. Meanwhile, he is still, I believe, working as an attorney. I’m reasonably certain he has found some way to give up sleeping entirely, which leads me to suspect he might have entered into some kind of bargain with the wizardly protagonist at the center of this brilliant…

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Image Sets Release Date for THROWAWAYS Trade

Image Sets Release Date for THROWAWAYS Trade

Throwaways, the new series from writer Caitlin Kittredge and artist Steven Sanders, is headed to stores in trade. When the series debuted this summer, it received critical acclaim for its skillful blend of classic spy story themes with a heavy dose of conspiracy theory. The book never truly took off in the monthly sales market, despite a strong debut which saw it sell just north of 12,000 copies for the first issue. Subsequent issues failed…

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REVIEW: The Black Monday Murders Moves Slowly, But Steadily Ahead

REVIEW: The Black Monday Murders Moves Slowly, But Steadily Ahead

The first issue of The Black Monday Murders was the opening shot of writer Jonathan Hickman‘s latest crusade against “the powers that be”, specifically the world of high finance. While the high-concept nature of the book may make it seem impenetrable at first, Hickman’s ability to couch biting commentary in a solidly interesting detective-noir narrative makes it a darkly compelling read. The first issue of the series was classic noir. It ably bounced back and forth…

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PREVIEWS: First Look at ONE WEEK IN THE LIBRARY From Image

PREVIEWS: First Look at ONE WEEK IN THE LIBRARY From Image

Writer W. Maxwell Prince and artist John Amor have re-teamed following “Judas: The Last Days” for Image’s upcoming original graphic novel, One Week in the Library.  The book recounts a single eventful week in a magical library through seven short stories, each one told via a variety storytelling approaches. Utilizing such disparate styles like infographics, prose, poetry and sequential art, One Week in the Library is an experimental journey through a place where every story that’s ever…

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Updated: Is Image Relocating to Portland?

Updated: Is Image Relocating to Portland?

UPDATE, AUG. 30, 2016: Following up on the earlier rumour reported on Comics Beat, Newsarama reported today that they have confirmed that indeed Image Comics will be relocating to Portland later this year. Citing an unnamed source from within the publishing company, the site also reported that no major executive shake-ups are planned with the move, though it is unknown how many staff will be relocating from Berkeley to Portland. Though Newsarama’s piece does state that…

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Hickman’s BLACK MONDAY MURDERS Sells Out, Heads Back to Print

Hickman’s BLACK MONDAY MURDERS Sells Out, Heads Back to Print

When it comes to independent comics, there are few names bigger than that of Jonathan Hickman. Nearly every creator-owned title with his name attached has garnered huge fan interest at the outset, and Black Monday Murders has proven to be no different. Despite a $5.99 price tag for the 52-page debut issue, Image Comics announced today that the first printing has sold out at the distributor level and will be heading back to press for…

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It’s the End of the Road for INVINCIBLE

It’s the End of the Road for INVINCIBLE

After thirteen years, innumerable accolades, and a higher body count than any super-hero book in history, Robert Kirkman‘s Invincible is nearing its conclusion. Where Kirkman’s had once talked of handing off the reins of his landmark character to another creative team, today the independent comics titan announced that he is setting out on a final arc for Mark Grayson. In an open letter to fans on the home page of his Skybound imprint, Kirkman justified…

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