First Two Issues of GOD COUNTRY Head Back to Printer

First Two Issues of GOD COUNTRY Head Back to Printer

Image Comics has shown nothing but tremendous market savvy when it comes to initial print runs, and appears to have hit the sweet spot yet again with God Country. The publisher announced today that both of the first two issues of the new creator-owned series are headed back to press for new editions. This will make three printings for the first issue and the second printing for the second installment in the Donny Cates new…

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Image Expands Planned Parenthood Cover Initiative

Image Expands Planned Parenthood Cover Initiative

Last week Image Comics announced that several of its creator-owned titles will release variant covers in support of the besieged Planned Parenthood organization. Yesterday, the publisher expanded that initiative to include four more titles: Low, Moonshine, Magdalena, and She-Wolf. The move comes in the wake of a concerted effort by state and national GOP legislators moving to strip federal funding from the organization. On Thursday, the US House of Representatives voted 230-188 to rescind a…

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REVIEW: GOD COUNTRY #1 is an Elegantly Simple Opening to a Sprawling Epic

REVIEW: GOD COUNTRY #1 is an Elegantly Simple Opening to a Sprawling Epic

There are few titles which have received louder heralding than Donnie Cates latest opus from Image: God Country. Since it was announced in October, the comics community has anxiously awaited the arrival of what many called the first great comic of 2017. Well, God Country has arrived, and in a thunderous way. Pitched as “Southern Bastards meets American Gods” in a high-fantasy epic, the first installment delivers on its immense promise as the creative team…

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Image to Support Planned Parenthood with Women’s History Covers

Image to Support Planned Parenthood with Women’s History Covers

Image Comics, in the midst of its 25th anniversary celebration, is launching an initiative in support of Planned Parenthood. The Berkeley-based independent comic book publisher announced today that it will begin rolling out a series of women’s history-themed covers beginning this March. The first five covers were revealed in today’s press release, and feature work from some of the industry’s most acclaimed artists, including Nicola Scott, Jill Thompson, and Jeff Lemire. All of the proceeds…

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Comic News Roundup 12/23/16

Comic News Roundup 12/23/16

TOP STORIES FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2016 Eisenberg to Appear in Justice League Saga Delayed Due to Printing Error Week’s Best-Reviewed Books IDW Announces Ghostbusters 101 Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.More Posts Follow Me:

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Comic News Roundup 12/20/16

Comic News Roundup 12/20/16

TOP STORIES FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016 Gendercrunching Analysis Shows DC Up, Marvel Down Free Comic Book Day Titles Announced Harry Potter Set to Make First Comics Appearance Disney Becomes First Studio to Pass $7 Billion in a Year Comic News Roundup is a curated selection of news stories related to comic books, comic book films, and other associated media. Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic…

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Image Reveals Young’s CURSE WORDS Variant

Image Reveals Young’s CURSE WORDS Variant

Skottie Young has one of the most recognizable and in-demand art styles in comics. His cartoony, impish style has graced hundreds of main and variant covers over his career, and now he’s lending his considerable talents to the first issue of Charles Soule and Ryan Browne‘s Curse Words. The series, billed as an evil wizard’s arrival in New York and subsequent hi-jinx, arrives in stores next month. With a Young variant attached the launch, sales…

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Latour & Aaron’s SOUTHERN BASTARDS Variant to Raise Money for ACLU, SPLC

Latour & Aaron’s SOUTHERN BASTARDS Variant to Raise Money for ACLU, SPLC

Variant covers, which once contributed to the near-death of the entire comic book industry, have been back in vogue for a few years now. Most of the time, they are shameless sales ploys designed to boost flagging sales or raise awareness of a major change to the status quo. As the vast majority of variants are released by mainstream publishers, it is seldom the case that the art has much to say in any real…

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Remender and Opena’s SEVEN TO ETERNITY Continues Run of Sell-Outs

Remender and Opena’s SEVEN TO ETERNITY Continues Run of Sell-Outs

It’s official. Seven to Eternity is a hit. Image Comics announced today that the second and third issue of the new series from writer Rick Remender and artist Jerome Opena is going back to press for their third and second printings, respectively. The first issue of Seven to Eternity had an exceptionally strong debut, selling over 30,000 copies. Many series debut strong and then lost a huge number of speculative readers. The second issue lost barely…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Curse Words #1 – Black Magic Comedy

ADVANCE REVIEW: Curse Words #1 – Black Magic Comedy

Charles Soule is a machine. Not figuratively.  I mean I think he is a literal machine. The guy is constantly writing comics, such as this one; Curse Words #1. Meanwhile, he is still, I believe, working as an attorney. I’m reasonably certain he has found some way to give up sleeping entirely, which leads me to suspect he might have entered into some kind of bargain with the wizardly protagonist at the center of this brilliant…

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