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: 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 Sets Release Date for THROWAWAYS Trade

Image Sets Release Date for THROWAWAYS Trade

Throwaways, the new series from writer Caitlin Kittredge and artist Steven Sanders, is headed to stores in trade. When the series debuted this summer, it received critical acclaim for its skillful blend of classic spy story themes with a heavy dose of conspiracy theory. The book never truly took off in the monthly sales market, despite a strong debut which saw it sell just north of 12,000 copies for the first issue. Subsequent issues failed…

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Titan Announces New ANNO DRACULA Series from Newman and McCaffrey

Titan Announces New ANNO DRACULA Series from Newman and McCaffrey

Titan Comics is one of the premiere publishers of comic books based on licensed properties. Today they announced the latest addition to that lineup: Anno Dracula. The new series is based on the series of novels from writer Kim Newman, and features artwork from Paul McCaffrey. Anno Dracula marks McCaffrey’s first interior work with Titan. He previous worked with Titan providing cover artwork for the Doctor Who: The Third Doctor series from the publisher. Newman is an…

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PREVIEW: First Look at FAITH #5 From Valiant Comics

PREVIEW: First Look at FAITH #5 From Valiant Comics

Valiant Comics has released an extended 10-page preview of next week’s issue of Faith from writers Jody Houser and Louise Simonson. The new issue will focus on the upcoming 2016 US Presidential Election, with a focus on former Secretary of State and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The preview is available below, and “Faith #5” hits comic book store shelves on November 2nd, 2016. FAITH #5 (ELECTION SPECIAL!) Written by JODY HOUSER with LOUISE SIMONSON and…

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Dark Horse to Launch Chuck Palahniuk Adult Coloring Book

Dark Horse to Launch Chuck Palahniuk Adult Coloring Book

Chuck Palahniuk is arguably one of the most influential writers of the last twenty years. The author of Fight Club, Choke, and other cutting-edge novels is among the most recognizable names in literature. Now Palahniuk and independent comic book publisher Dark Horse are teaming to deliver a new collection of short stories which will give the reader the chance to fill in the blanks. Riding the extraordinary train that is the adult coloring book trend,…

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Valiant Sends Sold-Out BRITANNIA #2 Back to Press

Valiant Sends Sold-Out BRITANNIA #2 Back to Press

Peter Milligan and Juan Jose Ryp have certainly delivered a hit for Valiant with Britannia. After an incredibly solid debut issue which sold nearly 20,000 copies of the first printing and led to subsequent reprints, the second issue of Britannia is now headed back for re-issue itself. Most new series from independent publishers see drop-offs in their second issue, so the exact numbers for the first printing of the second issue will likely reflect that…

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Remender & Opena’s SEVEN TO ETERNITY Sells Out AGAIN, Goes Back to Print

Remender & Opena’s SEVEN TO ETERNITY Sells Out AGAIN, Goes Back to Print

In news which should surprise no one, Rick Remender and Jerome Opena have a certified hit on their hands in Seven to Eternity. The new science fiction series, which debuted last month to rave reviews, has seen the first issue sell out two consecutive printings, and the second issue is close on its heels. Seven to Eternity debuted at #81 on Diamond Comic Distributors’ Top 100 books for the month of September, no mean feat in…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: MOONSHINE #1 Has the Kick Of Its Namesake

ADVANCE REVIEW: MOONSHINE #1 Has the Kick Of Its Namesake

Moonshine has easily the most compelling concept for a comic in a long time. Pitched as werewolves versus mobsters in the heyday of the bootleggers, it has everything a supernatural period crime thriller needs. It’s characters are compelling, its art is beautifully matched with its tone, and the plot kicks off with just the right amount of bang, then backs off to just the right speed to keep it interesting. Though the premise may sound simple…

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