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

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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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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 co-writer […]

Grant Morrison on Deluxe Happy! The Extended Edition

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Look 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…

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

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You 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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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 think […]

Great moments in comics marketing 2013

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The other day I was prepping for a talk on marketing at an NYU publishing class, and reached out to the Twitosphere to ask what were “the notable comics marketing success stories over the last year” and the Twitosphere responded with a bunch of smart and savvy suggestions:

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 […]

Diamond: DC, Marvel and Image all won something in October sales charts

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It was kinda a three-way tie in October’s sale charts, according to Diamond’s just released statistics. THE WALKING DEAD #115 was the best selling comic, but DC won the units battle, 31.02% to Marvel’s 30.47%, behind The Sandman: Overture #1 and Batman #24. Marvel won the DOLLARS chart, however, 33.63% to 33.15%, thanks to strong […]

Image Offer an Invitation for 11th November

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Image have stepped up with some smart marketing over the last few months, and today sees a darned intriguing teaser release from the company. Simply, it’s this — What are they up to? If I were a guessing man – and let’s be honest, that’s basically all I ever do – then I’d suggest this […]

NYCC ’13: The East of West Panel with Hickman and Dragotta

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By Jeffrey O. Gustafson Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta, the co-creators of the hit Image series East of West, held a panel in front of a packed audience of appreciative fans Saturday at New York Comic Con. Image Comics’ Director of Business Development Ron Richards moderated the panel, with Dragotta showing up just as things […]

NYCC ’13: The Chew Panel

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by Jeffrey O. Gustafson Friday at New York Comic Con, creators John Layman and Rob Guillory talked to several hundred fans of their hugely entertaining, humorous, action-drama series Chew.   They talked about upcoming issues in the current stoyline. Next month’s Issue 38 will be Colby/Savoy focused and set in the FDA prison. Additionally, writer […]

NYCC 13: Kirkman & Azaceta Launch Outcast at Image

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Well here’s what Image was teasing all week: a new horror series by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta called Outcast. The Beat was not able to make the press call for this (yes not even for Robert Kirkman, sob) but our pals at CBR have the skinny: “I’ve been working in TV for a while, […]

NYCC ’13: Comixology offers signings and giveaways

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  Free stuff and signings with Doug Braithwaite, Larry Hama and more! Take comics further this New York Comic Con 2013 at the comiXology booth (#1928) with a host of exclusive giveaways, signings, offers and panels happening all convention long.  ComiXology has produced in conjunction with Image Comics, IDW Publishing and Valiant a series […]

NYCC ’13: Road War – Boom Vs Valiant Vs Image Vs Dark Horse

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Valiant’s editors were talking about something strange on Twitter yesterday. Boom’s editors were doing the same today. They kept going on about cars and something called #NYCCKOTR, which nobody would explain when I asked about it. Well! Today this weird list of letters has been revealed to be New York Comic Con: King of the […]