“Moonstruck” Creators Respond to Controversy Around Chaykin’s “Divided States of Hysteria”

“Moonstruck” Creators Respond to Controversy Around Chaykin’s “Divided States of Hysteria”

As the controversy around Howard Chaykin‘s “The Divided States of Hysteria” continues to reverberate throughout the comics’ industry, the creators of another Image Comics book, “Moonstruck,” have released a statement on their reaction to the series, the firestorm, and their feelings about working with Image. The statement from Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle and Laurenn McCubbin offers more than rebuke, with several proactive suggestions on how Image and comics can be more considerate in the future. Howard Chaykin…

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NOWHERE MEN #8 Heads Back to Press

NOWHERE MEN #8 Heads Back to Press

Eric Stephenson’s Nowhere Men has had a pretty tumultuous ride for a title which such a low number of issues. After releasing in November of 2012 to a solid 11,815 issues sold, it leveled off before rising again to become one of Image’s better-selling books, averaging over 11,000 copies per month through it’s first six-issue arc. Then, inexplicably, the title vanished from shelves after issue six hit shelves in November of 2013. The first trade…

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Image Comics Sets July Release Date for THEY’RE NOT LIKE US, VOL. 1

Image Comics Sets July Release Date for THEY’RE NOT LIKE US, VOL. 1

If the monthly comic book market is competitive, the trade market may be even more so, but Image is hoping for a strong performance from one of their top guns when Eric Stephenson’s They’re Not Like Us hits book shelves this summer. The first volume of the original series, a collaboration between artist Simon Gane and Stephenson, also one of Image’s top execs is set to reach comic book shops the second week of July on…

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Image Comics Listens to the Market and Expands Print Runs

Image Comics Listens to the Market and Expands Print Runs

Independent comics publisher Image Comics has been on quite a nice run of late. Over the last several years, it has become the norm for the publisher to send first issues of its new series back to press as many as three or four times to accommodate increasing demand from readership for its creator owned titles. A quick glimpse through the news section of this very website will show how a great deal of Image’s interaction…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: 5 Books to Look For This Wednesday (3/13/13)

ADVANCE SCOUT: 5 Books to Look For This Wednesday (3/13/13)

Each week, the Capeless Crew picks out those books that we think are most worthy of your dollars and attention. Without further ado, here are this week’s picks! “MANHATTAN PROJECTS #10” This book is on our list every month, and for good reason. Jonathan Hickman, aided ably by the art of Nick Pitarra, has crafted a science-fiction epic that verges on magnificence. This issue is somewhat of a place-holder, but fills in some critical gaps…

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“Nowhere Men #1”

“Nowhere Men #1”

Nowhere Men is written by renowned and prolific Eric Stephenson, executive director of Image Comics. He gives us World Corp., the “supergroup” of brilliant, celebrity scientists: Dave Ellis, a neuroscientist who reads Ray Bradbury and dreams of “sustainable peace;” Simon Grimshaw, the Ayn Rand materialist, a geneticist whose greatest ambition is perfection and greatest influence is “the prospect of failure or poverty;”  Emerson Strange, who, as his name might suggest, is the eccentric inventor-philosopher and…

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