Image Comics Garners 20 Eisner Nominations for 2017

Image Comics Garners 20 Eisner Nominations for 2017

Last week, Comic-Con International announced the nominees for the 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, and Image Comics boasts 20 nominations, proving once again that the publisher continues to be a showcase for powerful and acclaimed creator-driven works. The Eisner Awards are presented by Comic-Con International, San Diego. The organization is a non-profit devoted to increasing public awareness and appreciation of comics as an art form and entertainment medium, and every years presents the awards, which…

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BACK ISSUES: Essential Iron Fist

BACK ISSUES: Essential Iron Fist

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Tomorrow, Marvel’s Iron Fist will be released via the studios’ partnership with streaming service Netflix. In honor of the latest Marvel hero to make his debut, today’s column is going to take a look back at over 4 decades of Iron Fist comic book tales and give you…

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Advance Review: Kill or be Killed #1 – Gritty, Captivating, Brilliant

Advance Review: Kill or be Killed #1 – Gritty, Captivating, Brilliant

It’s hard to think of a creative team in the world of comics with a better batting average than Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. Pretty much every single thing they’ve worked on together is pure gold. Their latest, Kill or be Killed #1, is no exception. For fans of tough, gritty crime stories that push against the boundaries of the genre while exemplifying the best of it, their stuff has been immensely satisfying and always…

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Image Comics Announces KILL OR BE KILLED From Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

Image Comics Announces KILL OR BE KILLED From Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

    “What if you were a grad student who had to start murdering people? What would you do?” That’s the question that Ed Brubaker asks when describing his new ongoing series, KILL OR BE KILLED, at the Image Expo. The story, which features art from longtime collaborator Sean Phillips, follows a man in his late 20’s that needs to murder people on a certain timeline. Is there an external force guiding him? Is it…

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‘Criminal’ makes special 10th year anniversary return

‘Criminal’ makes special 10th year anniversary return

Image Comics has confirmed that the fan-favourite series, Criminal will return for a special 10th year anniversary one-shot. The original creative team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips will return to tell a 70’s noir story of a father and son on the run. Joining them for the 64-pages long adventure is acclaimed colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser. In the official press release, Brubaker said of Criminal‘s return “Teeg and Tracy Lawless are our most popular characters, so I knew this Anniversary Special had to…

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REVIEW: “Velvet #6” Spy Games at Their Best

REVIEW: “Velvet #6” Spy Games at Their Best

Written by: Ed Brubaker Art by: Steve Epting and Elizabeth Breitweiser Published by: Image Comics $3.50 Fresh off the release of the first trade paperback collection, Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting, and Elizabeth Breitweiser are back with another stellar installment of Velvet. Picking up where the first arc left off, we reunite with Velvet on her mission for truth and vengeance. Brubaker’s deft dialogue and tight pacing are pulled off with his signature style and Epting…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “Fatale #23” Sexy Space Noir

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Fatale #23” Sexy Space Noir

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips Color: Elizabeth Breitweiser Publisher: Image Comics Throughout Fatale’s now twenty-three issue run, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have pretty tastefully navigated the sexual aspects of a book ostensibly about the prettiest woman in the world. Our titular Fatale is the complete opposite of the objectified negative stereotype often associated with superhero comics gone wild. Josephine is powerful, assertive, and almost always in control of the action. In fact, through…

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Image Announces New Titles from Brubaker & Phillips, DeConnick, Fraction, Remender, Willingham, Gillen, Snyder & Jock, Spencer

Image Announces New Titles from Brubaker & Phillips, DeConnick, Fraction, Remender, Willingham, Gillen, Snyder & Jock, Spencer

Image Expo has brought forth a flood of announcements for new titles for 2014, with many of the comic book industry’s biggest names attached. Here are some of the most intriguing and exciting previews image has released: Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips The team that brought you Fatale and Criminal is back for another series in their specialty genre. This time, they bring us a noir tale set in Hollywood of the 1940s, focusing on…

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Point of Entry: Gotham Central

Point of Entry: Gotham Central

I don’t normally do Point of Entry over anything set in Batman’s universe. My reasoning behind this is that it’s the only comic that I actually do know a lot about. I’ve watched movies, cartoons, and read a whole lot of comics. For a noob, I’m pretty versed in Batman. But Gotham Central is a whole new ballgame and thus made me think I should do a PoE. Gotham Central is not a Batman comic….

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Affleck and Damon to Produce Brubaker’s Sleeper for Warner Brothers

Affleck and Damon to Produce Brubaker’s Sleeper for Warner Brothers

At long last, one of Ed Brubaker’s original creations is coming to the big screen. The writer behind Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which comes to theaters this April, will see his 2003 creation from DC’s Wildstorm imprint adapted for the silver screen under the guidance of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the critically acclaimed team who delivered Good Will Hunting, according to Variety. Warner Brothers, who will produce the film, has yet to…

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