Steve Orlando Dives Headfirst Into the Undertow [Interview]

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TweetNext month sees Steve Orlando launching a new #1 title at Image – a new take on the Atlantis myth called Undertow, with artist and colourist Artyom Trakhanov. This is a different take on underwater life than anything you might have been expecting, however – the creative team have revamped Atlantis as a centre for […]

Genesis one-shot by Edmondson and Sampson announced

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TweetImage has just announced GENESIS, a one-shot by Nathan Edmondson and newcomer artist Alison Sampson, who has a Tumblr following for her unusual art style. Keep an eye on this one. Nathan Edmondson (WHO IS JAKE ELLS, The Punisher, Black Widow) and debut artist Alison Sampson’s, GENESIS, pairs sweeping visuals with poignant writing to bring […]

Who Sold What?: New York Times Graphic Novel Bestsellers 2013

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TweetIt’s a new year, and what better time to take a look back at what happened in 2013? Regular readers of The Beat know me as the comic BOOK guy.  I’m a bookseller, a librarian, a comics evangelist, and, yes, a seeker of the esoteric.  So that means while people (and websites) cover the comics […]

Podcast Alert! Bob Fingerman reveals the secrets of Minimum Wage on More To Come #76

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Tweet This week on More To Come, the weekly podcast of Publishers Weekly Comics World, I talk to Bob Fingerman about the return of Minimum Wage, his reality infused comic last seen in 1999. It’s a bit of a follow up to the interview I did with him 9 months ago. When I spoke with […]

Image Expo: Digital Remaining DRM-Free

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Tweet by Bruce Lidl Last week’s 2014 edition of the ImageExpo has generated a large amount of coverage for both new title announcements, and for the dearth of diversity among the presented creators. From a practical standpoint, Image Publisher Eric Stephenson and Business Development Head Ron Richards clearly got their money’s worth of publicity from […]

Pick of the Week: EGOs by Moore and Storms

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Tweet Among tomorrow’s comics, our special pick is EGOs by Stuart Moore and Gus Storms. Why? story sounds cool, about a guy trying to save the universe, by getting the old gang together. Unfortunately the old gang includes his ex-wife, and that means battles of all kinds. The villain—Masse, the Living Galaxy—has the cosmic feeling […]

Must read: Allison Baker on Image Expo and the Public Perception Problem

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Tweet Alison Baker is co-publisher of Monkeybrain Comics and I think it’s no secret that her super-power is bering super smart: when she isn’t promoting and publishing comics, she’s working as a political operative, making political ads for campaigns. Thus the debut of her new column “ALLISON TYPES ” for CBR is good news all […]

Sex Criminals Sells out Fourth Printing: Sweater Fans Rejoice

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TweetThe warm glow of Christmas resonates onwards, it appears, as the fourth printing of Sex Criminals #1 has sold out. To celebrate the success, Image have announced that they’ll be going back for another printing – because people just can’t get enough. Ooh-er, missus.

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

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Tweet 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 […]

Image Expo 2014: New Remender, McKeever, DeConnick, Fraction, Keatinge, etc etc etc — UPDATED

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Tweet Hey there, I’ll try to keep a running tab on what’s been announced but follow the twitter feed for an abridged version. Notes supplied by Todd Allen — many thanks! • Kirkman back on Invincible #111 • Scott Snyder has joined Image for WYTCHES with Jock — the blackest most twisted book he’s done. […]

Cover for Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH graphic novel revealed

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Tweet Director Darren Aronofsky is a big comics nerd, and although he’s never gone all the way with several attempted comics-based films (including Watchmen and Wolverine), he’s done the reverse commute with a graphic novel based on his weird movie The Fountain (adapted by Kent Williams) and soon, NOAH, an adaptation of his screenplay by […]

Grant Morrison on Deluxe Happy! The Extended Edition

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TweetLook what arrived in my post today, and just in time for Christmas too! The just released Deluxe edition of Happy! with those all important new pages, and some nice extras for fun. And funnily enough I spoke to Grant Morrison about this just recently…

Here is the cover for the Fourth Printing of Sex Criminals #1

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STRAY BULLETS back from Image with collected edition, #41 a new series and digital previews

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TweetYou can purchase all 40 issues of David Lapham’s seminal STRAY BULLETS right now from Comixology. And more to come, including a 1200 page compdium, a new series and the long lost issue #41. Details here.

Image teases return of David Lapham’s Stray Bullets

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Image has just released a teaser image with the Stray Bullets logo from David Lapham’s self-published comic of the same name. Last published in 2005, over 40 issues, Lapham’s black and white comic (with occasional color reserved for fantasy sequences) was an often brutal and stark tales of crime and low lifes. Since it went away, it hasn’t been available, so a return of new or reprinted stories would be good news. Developing…

Preview and Tribute: Gødland #37 wraps up Casey and Scioli’s cosmic journey

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Tweet GØDLAND #37 by Joe Casey and Tom Scioli is out this week, and just in case you didn’t pick it up yesterday, here’s some art that will make you change your mind. This last, double-sized issue comes out over a year since issue #36, and so long after the book debuted in 2005. I […]