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 […]

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.

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

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Black Friday Comics: Sales! Sales! Sales!!

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TweetToday is Black Friday, when America celebrates their foundations through the buying of heavily discounted goods. The Beat, being a comics blog, strongly endorses the existence of sales and things being affordable, and in the spirit of that: here’s a list of the various comic book sales being held today.

THE FUSE Teased by Antony Johnston and Justin Greenwood

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TweetAnnounced through a new website this morning, it looks as though Image will soon be publishing a sci-fi miniseries from Antony Johnston and Justin Greenwood called THE FUSE.

Image in December: Black Kiss Christmas Special, Uh-Oh

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TweetAfter taking a look over the solicitations for Marvel and DC in December, it’s time to take a look at Image’s new comics. There’s a whole new load of first issues, along with some specials and – uh-oh – a Black Kiss 2 Christmas Special. Ho-ho-ho?

Ben Templesmith Replaced on ‘Ten Grand’ After Cutting Off Contact with JMS

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TweetAn interesting story’s been picked up by Multiversity today, as it appears that artist Ben Templesmith has been replaced on Image’s Ten Grand series with CP Smith. The reasoning appears to be because Templesmith has allegedly gone MIA, and stopped responding to emails from writer J Michael Straczynski or his Joe’s Comics team.

What Should You Buy in September? Gareth Brookes, Gene Luen Yang, Ed Piskor, Villains Month

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TweetSeptember! New month, new comics, new things to look out for. We had a wander round the solicitations and picked out the comics we’re all most looking forward to this month. Also I got them to pick their favourite DC villains, because there’s a DC Villain Month coming out and well, why not.

What Should You Buy In August? Seth, Doran, Gillen and more

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TweetAugust! New month, more comics, ’nuff excitement. We have a shuftie round and picked out the comics we’re looking forward to this month:   Jessica Lee: PALOOKAVILLE #21 SETH With an appearance slated for September’s SPX, Seth’s long awaited PALOOKAVILLE #21 couldn’t come out at a better time. With a promised extended continuation of the […]

Here’s All Our News from SDCC in One Place

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TweetOne of the things heard most frequently this weekend online was ‘why is there no comic news coming out of SDCC’? You mean aside from the masses and masses of comics news which came out of the convention, right? The Beat covered basically every single comics company you can imagine, and we’ve still got a […]

SDCC’13: Genre in Comics: Can Image Do Anything?

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TweetIf today’s “Image Comics and the Genre Fiction Renaissance” panel at Comic-Con can be any guide, there are only two genres in the comic book industry: superheroes and everything else. Image are putting out a lot of ‘everything else’ these days, and genres are crossing like crazy. A panel including Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Ed […]

SDCC13: Image Release their Signing Schedule

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TweetLooking for an autograph from Brian K. Vaughan, Amy Reeder or Jimmie Robinson? I certainly am. But as I’m not at SDCC, you’ll have to get one in my absence. Image have released their signings schedule for the next five days, from A(smus) to Z(ub). Here’s the full list:

INTERVIEW: JM Ringuet on Making Comics at Image

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TweetBy Matt O’Keefe The multi-talented JM Ringuet first arrived on the North American comic scene in 2008 as the artist of Transhuman, one of Jonathan Hickman’s early series for Image Comics. Since then Ringuet has had steady work in the industry, drawing comics such as Image’s Hoax Hunters on a freelance basis. In January 2013 […]

How much content should you get for $2.99?

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TweetBack in the old days of the mid 2000s, comic fans could pick up any standard comic book issue for $2.99. It was the nailed-down price, and for that money they’d get 22 pages. Since those halcyon days wilted, however, more and more we find that we’re paying $3.99 for fewer pages than that. What […]

More Details Emerge About Antony Johnston/Chris Mitten’s UMBRAL

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TweetImage had a lot of guests pop up at their expo to reveal new titles, but Eric Stephenson’s keynote speech also made a number of other announcements, which haven’t yet been reported quite so widely. Amongst them was the announcement of a series which has been trailed extensively through various Image comics over the last […]

Monday’s Review Slate: Lazarus and Pizza Dog

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TweetThis week’s been a big week for comics! All kinds of goings-on were, well, going-on. I’m narrowing it down to just the two comics, though. The ones everybody’s been talking about. Lazarus #1 from Image, and Hawkeye #11 from Marvel. Both books have fantastic creative teams and all the goodwill in the world pushing them […]