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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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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‘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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“Fatale #13”

“Fatale #13”

The more I read Fatale the more I am inclined to think this is really a story about how the power of religious ideology can lead people to make bad choices and how influence can come in many guises, often leading to painful endings for those involved. This issue (and the previous one), spends more time building upon the world of Fatale, introducing another previous incarnation of a woman with the same powers that Josephine has in…

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