REVIEW: Curse Words #4 – False Beards and French Cops

REVIEW: Curse Words #4 – False Beards and French Cops

Curse Words #4 continues to prove that writer Charles Soule and artist Ryan Browne have one of the most consistently funny and irreverent titles on the stands right now, but this latest issue doesn’t just rest on its laurels. Soule and Browne use the issue to offer up some pretty fascinating developments in both plot and character, making this one of the most enjoyable and well-constructed issues since the stellar debut. As Wizord finds himself…

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Image Releases New SPAWN Variants for May Covers

Image Releases New SPAWN Variants for May Covers

In honor of the ongoing 25th Anniversary celebration, Image Comics is honoring its past on its books of the future with a series of Spawn variants. Every Image title released next month will have an alternative cover featuring the character upon which Image built its early “extreme” reputation and has arguably become its most iconic brand. Long before The Walking Dead, Saga, and Sex Criminals, Spawn dominated sales charts in a way which had executives at…

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Image Sets June Release Date for ROCKSTARS Trade

Image Sets June Release Date for ROCKSTARS Trade

Joe Harris and Megan Hutchison‘s Rockstars is set to depart from spinner racks and enter the bookshelf world. Image Comics announced today that the first collection of the series, entitled “Nativity In Blacklight” will arrive in comic book shops on June 14th, followed by a wider bookstore release the following week. Rockstars performed relatively well in the comic market, despite mixed critical reception. Review aggregator ComicBookRoundup has the series at a 7.4 overall aggregate score….

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REVIEW: Rose #1 – Dive Into a Dark, Captivating New World

REVIEW: Rose #1 – Dive Into a Dark, Captivating New World

In the genre of fantasy, world-building is everything. First off, without a compelling and fully realized setting, fantasy can come off as silly to those who aren’t die-hard fans. Second, so much has been built off a common collection of tropes and traits that those die-hard fans will tune out pretty quickly if things aren’t in some way unique and individual. Luckily, Rose #1, from writer Meredith Finch and artist Ig Guara, benefits from establishing…

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Image Sends BLACK CLOUD #1 Back to Press on Release Day

Image Sends BLACK CLOUD #1 Back to Press on Release Day

Black Cloud #1 is getting a second printing. In what has become a common trend, advance sales of a new first issue from Image have been strong enough to justify a second edition. Releasing the news on the day the first print hits shelves is sure to gin up interest in the title, though final numbers won’t be it for over a month. Early reviews show that Black Cloud is receiving strong critical acclaim as…

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Rogen and Goldberg to Produce INVINCIBLE Film

Rogen and Goldberg to Produce INVINCIBLE Film

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg may soon be the powerful, or Invincible names in comics cinema. The duo has already seen success in bringing Preacher to screen for AMC. They now turn their sights back to the silver screen. THR is reporting that Rogen and Goldberg are set to produce a live-action adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Invincible for Universal.  Kirkman, the creative mind behind AMC’s The Walking Dead and Cinemax’s Outkast, first created Invincible at…

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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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