Ríos, Robinson and Graham join Image Expo

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Just what it says. Brandon Graham, Emma Ríos and James Robinson are joining the crowd at Image Expo, to be held January 8th in San Francisco. They join already announced Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA), Todd McFarlane (SPAWN), Scott Snyder (WYTCHES), Emi Lenox (EMITOWN), Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow), and Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men). As you may […]

On Sale Today Preview: Tooth and Claw #1 by Busiek and Dewey

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At the summer Image Expo one of the most notable announcements was Tooth and Claw by Kurt Busiek and Ben Dewey. Not only did it mark the return of Busiek with a new comic for the first time in years, but Dewey’s art looked amazing. The story involves high fantasy, with animal protagonists and Game of Thrones level intrigue. The first issue is on sale today in a bargain format: just $2.99 for 40 pages of story. As you can see from the preview pagesk, this is one spectacular comic.

One of the best things comics do is world-building and this looks to be a strong examples of that by Busiek and Dewey.

Image Expo coming back in January—new books from Vaughan, Snyder, McFarlane, Liu, Lenox and Lemire?

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Image Expo, the “Apple announcements” of comics is returning for a fourth outing in January on January 8th, once again at the Yerba Buena the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The creator line-up includes Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA, Y: The Last Man), Todd McFarlane (SPAWN), Scott Snyder (WYTCHES, Batman), Emi Lenox (EMITOWN), Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Trillium), and Marjorie Liu(Astonishing X-Men) but SPECIAL GUESTS are promised. It would not be a stretch to guess that the above named creators will be announcing new projects from Image.

SDCC: The HUMANS are coming to Image – Exclusive Preview and Interview

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First it was vampires, then it was zombies. After that it was bronies but now? It’s all about monkeys and Image Comics is one step ahead of the latest ape craze with a new creator owned series, The Humans – an epic tale of big hairy apes on badass choppers looking for sleazy, biker gang exploitation style kicks in […]

SDCC 2014: LImited Number of Image Expo tickets available at noon PDT

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But hurry: They are very limited. Based on the signing schedule I just posted, there will be some BIG surprises at Image Expo. A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available for fans who are attending San Diego Comic-Con starting tomorrow, July 18th at 12:00 PDT at http://bit.ly/ImageExpoSDCC. These tickets are first-come-first serve and […]

Image brings Image Expo to San Diego

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OK, it is happening. A comics-themed off-site the Wednesday of Preview Night, this time Image’s huge Image Expo event. Expect announcements and Image pride. Also this is why you have to get in TUESDAY these days. For the first time ever, the highly-anticipated Image Expo, a showcase for one of the biggest publishers in the […]

The Beat Interview: Eric Stephenson “Our industry is in the midst of some pretty amazing changes.”

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[Image Expo was held a few weeks ago and revealed a stunning line-up of new books by some of comics best, and it was the latest event in what has been a huge string of successes—artistic and financial— for the publisher. After a chart-topping 2013, the publisher seems set for just as a big a […]

Is Image just a bunch of white dudes? Yes and no…

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As soon as the above triumphal tableau from Image Expo was posted, just after Princess Leia presented Scott Snyder with his medal, I knew Twitter would blow up over the mostly white, mostly XY make-up of this tableau. I can’t embed those tweets but I think if you follow twitter you have a pretty good […]

Image announces another Image Expo for January 9

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Yikes, the 2014 comics calendar just got a new event to get it off to a bangin’ start: the third Image Expo, to be held January 9 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. From the looks of things it will be another big media and fan event, as was the last one, held […]

Image Expo news roundup with art

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WHEW that was a wild hour or two, right? Since the Image Expo unfolded like a garden of delights, more art news and info has been released… so here’s some of it. BTW, very nice to see all the colorists credited on these books. Overall, it’s a strong batch of books. Image is the new […]

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

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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, and […]

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

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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 to […]

Image Expo: Jason Aaron and Jason Latour on SOUTHERN BASTARDS

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Jason 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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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 Sienkiewicz!

Final Thoughts On Image Expo

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There seemed to be some mixed thoughts going around about Image Expo and that seems to be best summed up by a conversation between a local retailer and a pro who’d been to a lot of shows in Oakland.

Images From Image Expo Day 3

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It’s a very sleepy Sunday at the Image Expo. Retail hasn’t started big Sunday markdowns yet, but there’s one booth with 50% off or $5/tpb. On the other hand, there is a trickle of cosplay starting.