‘Brilliant Trash’ is an Attempt on a New Take on Superhero Comics

‘Brilliant Trash’ is an Attempt on a New Take on Superhero Comics

Brilliant Trash from an established creator working at DC and Vertigo is a new comic series. During a recent interview, the writer currently working on Nightwing and Imaginary Friends talks about his new series, Brilliant Trash. The co-creators of Tim Seeley as writer and artist Priscilla Petraites spoke about the series. While they have connections to major publishers, they chose indie publisher AfterShock Comics to release it. In it, a click bait reporter lives in…

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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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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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Is Robert Kirkman ending The Walking Dead comic or not?

Is Robert Kirkman ending The Walking Dead comic or not?

Robert Kirkman may or may not be ending The Walking Dead comic. In a recent panel on The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman appears to have said that he is ending the comic. He mentioned that he has an idea of how the comic will end and was actively working towards it. He didn’t give an expected end date for the comic. The AV Club reported the news on their website. However, in a Twitter post…

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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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Mainstream Comic Books Have a Critical Problem

Mainstream Comic Books Have a Critical Problem

Mainstream comic books may dominate sales charts, indie books are the darlings of critics. This week, independent and creator-owned titles claimed eleven of the top twenty slots on review aggregator site ComicBookRoundup.com. The remaining nine slots fell to DC and Vertigo titles, with Marvel left completely out of the rankings. The top reviewed titles of the week were Black Mask‘s The Dregs, Image’s God Country, and Valiant’s X-O Manowar. Each received close to a 9…

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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 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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