Digital comics make up 15% of Image Comics sales, 27% of revenue

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Tweet Wired has more info on Image’s big digital news today including charts and graphics. Basically, Image publisher Eric Stephenson isn’t afraid of no pirates since, as we’ve seen digital has been additive, not killing print sales but sending them up industry-wide. “Over the last several years, we’ve learned the answer to the big question, […]

IMAGE EXPO: Niko Henrichon and Darren Aronofsky on ‘Noah’

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TweetNeither Niko Henrichon nor Darren Aronofsky were present at the Image Expo, but a quick sharp announcement right at the end of the keynote speech was that both will be involved in a graphic novel called Noah in 2014.

IMAGE EXPO: Rick Remender (him again) and Wes Craig on Deadly Class

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TweetAlso announced at Image Expo was a second series from Rick Remender, this time partnering with artist Wes Craig. Deadly Class will tell the story of a high school for assassins – hey, isn’t that the premise of Five Weapons? – and will be coloured by Lee Loughbridge.

Image Expo: Warren Ellis’s Scatterlands launches Image’s DRM-free digital storefront

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Tweet Image will be publishing digital collections of the handsome webcomic Scatterland by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard, it was announced as part of this Image Expo hoopla. You can buy the first collection right here in DRM-free pdf, cbz, cbr and ePub format. The first issue is $.99. It’s part of a larger move […]

IMAGE EXPO: Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera on Black Science

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TweetRick Remender showed up as a surprise guest at Image Expo, announcing two new titles to the crowd. The first is Black Science, a sequel to Fear Agent which will be drawn by Matteo Scalera.

IMAGE EXPO: Fraction and Ward on ‘Ody-C’

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TweetMore new comics coming from Image Expo! Now they’ve announced Ody-C, a gender-reversed take on The Odyssey written by Matt Fraction and drawn by Christian Ward. Also, it will take place in space.

IMAGE EXPO: Brubaker and Epting launch ‘Velvet’

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TweetImage are unveiling a whole load of new comics at their Expo today. Next up comes Velvet, a spy series from Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting.

Image Expo: Jason Aaron and Jason Latour on SOUTHERN BASTARDS

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TweetJason Aaron & Jason Latour announce "southern bastards" at #ImageExpo "dukes of hazzard by the Coen Bros." pic.twitter.com/LLVFDnkjaG — Deb Aoki (@debaoki) July 2, 2013 The elevator pitch is Dukes of Hazzard x Coen Brothers or The Untouchables vs Boss Hogg #dukeboyz #ImageExpo — Image Comics (@ImageComics) July 2, 2013 A new series by the […]

Image Expo: Straczynski and Sienkiewicz announce ALONE

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Tweet Image Expo is unrolling right now and news is coming out on the Image Comics twitter feed. Straczynski and Bill Sienkiewicz are debuting Alone, a six-issue series that's going to deconstruct comic book storytelling. #ImageExpo — Image Comics (@ImageComics) July 2, 2013 It will be the hardest to spell EVER comics series. Straczynski and […]

Life among the nerdlebrities: Wizard World NYC

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I had no idea what to expect as I approached the Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience last Friday evening. First off it was located a new venue—Basketball City—in a part of Manhattan that I had never been to except on an FDR Drive flyover: a mysterious realm east of Chinatown, north of the Seaport and south of the Williamsburg Bridge. In local speak we call it “no mans land”: the moody banks of the East River.

Exclusive Interview: The Rise of Denver Comic Con & Comic Book Classroom, Part 1, “Origins”

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TweetDenver Comic Con is a phenomenon. In only two years, it has become one of the largest comic conventions in the country, and figuring out just how that came about can give us some in-depth insights into the wider growth of cons happening internationally, but particularly in the USA right now. Christina Angel, an English […]

Catch up on your comics history with The Superhero Reader

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Tweet The University Press of Mississippi has published many excellent scholarly works on comics and here’s a new one: The Superhero Reader, a volume of critical essays edited by Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer, and Kent Worcester with a cover by Dean Haspiel. After reading the description, I’m sold. The book is available now. The Superhero […]

What are the Graphic Novels That Always Work?

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Tweet EW recently put out a “best of everything” issue, and Johanna Draper Carlson caught the ten best graphic novels list, which I’ll quote from her post. Snarky comments are her own: 1. Maus by Art Spiegelman (also appears as #33 on the overall book list) 2. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the […]

Lion Forge to publish Miami Vice, Punky Brewster and more

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Tweet Lion Forge is a newish comics publisher that had an impressive and eye catching display at C2E2—I haven’t seen any of their comics because so far they publish digitally. Their releases have been new, but but they’ve just signed up some licenses from NBCUniversal to bring back some beloved 80s and 90s properties that […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 7/2/2013: The Hobbit’s kitchen of corpses

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Tweet§ By now you must have seen Tom Spurgeon’s incredible obituary for Kim Thompson. It’s history not only of a man but a company, a legacy, and much more. As has been noted, most of Fantagraphics’ European comics are on hold because of Thompson’s passing. So few people are irreplaceable, but Kim was. § Spurgeon […]

ComiXology Launch Subscription Service; Curated Comics Bundles

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TweetLaunched and active right now, ComiXology have unveiled a subscription feature for their website, allowing readers to buy their comics automatically and get alerts whenever a new issue comes out. The service has immediately gone into effect across the whole range of ongoing series on the site.