Image Announces Launch of THE REALM from Haun and Peck

Image Announces Launch of THE REALM from Haun and Peck

Post-apocalyptic stories continue to be the dominant trend in fiction, something Image is looking to capitalize on with the launch of The Realm from writer Seth M. Peck and artist Jeremy Haun. The Portland-based independent comic book publisher announced today that the first issue of the new ongoing series will debut in September, featuring a variant cover by artist Tony Moore. The Realm is being billed as high fantasy in a post-apocalyptic world, something which…

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Image Sets October Release for HERE’S NEGAN Hardcover

Image Sets October Release for HERE’S NEGAN Hardcover

Here’s Negan, the origin story of one of the most villainous characters in modern American pop culture, is headed to bookshelves. Few independent comic book properties have ever been as successful as Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead, and few independent comic characters are as iconic as Negan. After a phenomenal run in the pages of the monthly comic and a solid turn by actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan on the TV show, Image released the early…

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Image’s ROCKET GIRL Set to Return in August

Image’s ROCKET GIRL Set to Return in August

One of Image’s recent hits, Rocket Girl, has been on hiatus while its creative team worked on more mainstream projects. Now, the duo behind the book returns from their stint on Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur to launch a new arc in August. The Portland-based independent comic book publisher announced in a press release today that the eighth issue of the series will debut in the first week of August, appearing on comic book shop…

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Image Sets September Launch for Spurrier & Wijngaard’s ANGELIC

Image Sets September Launch for Spurrier & Wijngaard’s ANGELIC

With the dog days of summer in full swing, Image Comics is looking to the fall already with news of the new Angelic series from writer Si Spurrier and artist Caspar Wijngaard. The new science fiction series from the Eisner-nominated writer will feature teenage robotic flying monkeys in a story the publisher calls “Wall-E by way of Watership Down.” The British-born Spurrier, who rose to prominence on the strength of his work in the pages…

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Image Sends KILL THE MINOTAUR Back for Second Printing

Image Sends KILL THE MINOTAUR Back for Second Printing

As returns from this week’s comic book sales begin to filter back to publishers, Image Comics is enjoying the success of Kill the Minotaur and sending the book back for a second run. The Portland-based independent comic book publisher announced today that the first edition of the new series’ initial issue has sold out at a distributor level. Image has a solid track record of launching new series with just enough of an initial run…

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WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD Sells Out Again, Heads Back to Print

WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD Sells Out Again, Heads Back to Print

While first issues almost always sell out, one of the marks of a true market success is if a book can sustain its sales. Winnebago Graveyard is one such book. Image Comics announced today that the second issue of the new series from Steve Niles and Alison Sampson has sold out at the distributor level and is headed back for a second printing. May sales numbers have yet to be released by Diamond, but it…

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SECRET EMPIRE Dominates May Sales

SECRET EMPIRE Dominates May Sales

Diamond Comic Distributors, the largest worldwide distributor of comic books, has released May’s rankings for the comic book market and the big winner is Marvel’s Secret Empire. Marvel Comics outperformed its main rival, DC, with six titles in the top 10. The first issue of the controversial Secret Empire claimed the top spot, with the second and third issues also claiming spots in the top 10. The May issue of Batman was the strongest performer…

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Image to Launch All-Ages SCALES & SCOUNDRELS in September

Image to Launch All-Ages SCALES & SCOUNDRELS in September

While the overall comic book market may be skewing older, smart publishers are investing in the future with titles geared towards readers of all ages. Image is likely hoping to build readership for the future with the release of Scales & Scoundrels. The Portland-based publisher announced today that they intend to launch the new series from writer Sebastian Girner and artist Galaad in September. The series is billed as “a colorful fantasy tales for scoundrels…

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REVIEW: Black Science #30 – Coming Home to Roost

REVIEW: Black Science #30 – Coming Home to Roost

After this many issues of Black Science, you’d think that writer Rick Remender and artist Matteo Scalera would have run out of ways to raise the stakes, but if Black Science #30 proves anything, it proves that the level of cataclysmic jeopardy dogging Grant McKay’s every decision can always go from bad to worse. Reminder and Scalera’s impressive ability to invent new and more apocalyptic situations to thrill readers is matched only by their laser-sharp…

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Image Announces the Return of Mage by Matt Wagner!

Image Announces the Return of Mage by Matt Wagner!

Image Comics announced yesterday that, after an absence of 18 years, legendary comics creator Matt Wagner is returning to arguably his most famous creation, Mage. The new series, Mage: The Hero Denied, kicks off with July’s issue #0, and will comprise 15 issues intended to wrap up the epic storyline. Mage tells the story of Kevin Matchstick, who discovers that he possesses magical abilities and a mystical baseball bat after encountering a wizard named Mirth….

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