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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Archie Comics unveils FREE COMIC BOOK DAY titles

Archie Comics unveils FREE COMIC BOOK DAY titles

Publisher Archie Comics have released information regarding the titles they will have on offer during FREE COMIC BOOK DAY on May 7th. The first title will be a special reprint of the debut issue for the best-selling Archie. From comic heavyweights Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, Archie #1 find our friends in Riverdale at the start of another school year. However, the residents of this small town feel like something is amiss, and America’s favorite…

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Image Announces Fiona Staples variant for THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #11

Image Announces Fiona Staples variant for THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #11

Independent comic book publisher Image Comics has announced that issue #11 of Kieron Gillen and Jamie Mckelvie‘s The Wicked + The Divine will feature a variant cover by Eisner-Award-winning artist Fiona Staples (Saga). The announcement of a Staples cover should help boost the title’s flagging sales. The Wicked + The Divine (or WivDiv, as it is known to it’s legions of loyal fans) had a strong debut, selling over 40,000 copies for Image, but it…

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Archie Comics Reveals TWENTY-TWO Variant Covers for ARCHIE #1

Archie Comics Reveals TWENTY-TWO Variant Covers for ARCHIE #1

Independent comics publisher Archie comics is relaunching one of the most successful titles in the history of sequential graphic storytelling in the upcoming first issue of Archie. With an award-winning creative team of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples and a lead whose name is among the most recognizable in American popular culture, this book has a lot of eyes on it. Now, it appears, the book will have almost as many covers. Today the publisher…

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Image Comics “Saga #19″ Sells Out…er Space

Image Comics “Saga #19″ Sells Out…er Space

The return of Image’s space-opera Saga with issue #19 has clearly hit hard as the first issue in the new arc has sold out on the distributer level. Don’t worry. This means that your local comic store may still have copies lying around but in order to meet demand Image has sent the issue up for a second reprinting and will be more fully available again soon. Writer Brian K Vaughn attributes this boom in sales to…

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Microwave Reviews: Image November

Microwave Reviews: Image November

Image has a big week coming up on Wednesday with the release of multiple heavy hitters. Here’s a little breakdown of recent books that are a guaranteed quality pick-up. The first two are old favorites, but the others are still new and make for a perfect addition to your weekly pull list. “Saga #16”: The latest issue of Saga opens up with some political commentary and an inside look at the social issues Landfall aligns itself with….

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Point of Entry: Saga—Not like Twilight and Star Wars

Point of Entry: Saga—Not like Twilight and Star Wars

I’m a sucker for a comic with some amazing art. That said, I couldn’t help but be drawn to this series. The drawing style, character designs, and creativity of this artistic world really impressed me. If you guys don’t know much about me, I’ll tell you that before I came back to America in 2011, the only American comics I had read were Roger Rabbit and Betty Page comics. Before 2011, I spent four years…

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REVIEW: “Saga #15”

REVIEW: “Saga #15”

The familial aspect of Saga has always been the emotional core of the series. Whether it’s Hazel, her parents, or two alien newsboys with perfectly coiffed hair, we tend to get the best story threads when character interaction is at the forefront. “Saga #15” embraces this, and ends up being one of the more beautiful and touching issues of the entire run. You can’t knock Brian K. Vaughan for lack of compelling personalities. I could…

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Best of 2012: Aaron O’Neill

Best of 2012: Aaron O’Neill

Best Writer 1. Mark Waid (Daredevil, Rocketeer) 2. Johnathan Hickman (Manhattan Projects, Fantastic Four) 3. Brian K. Vaughan (Saga) Mark Waid is a man invigorated it seems as he is penning some of the finest work of his already legendary career.  His bold and alternative telling of Daredevil has already bagged him a handful of Eisner awards this year and how well deserved they are. Taking a series previously renowned for its dark and morose…

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“Saga #8”

“Saga #8”

Leo Tolstoy’s famous opening sentence in Anna Karenina reads, “All happy families are alike but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” While our family in Saga isn’t quite unhappy, it has got problems, and boy are they unique. Running from an inter-galactic war with a new-born baby has thrown extraordinary challenges at Alana and Marko, but the always dreaded introduction to the in-laws is proving to be just as tough a challenge for the…

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