TweetFor those savvy enough to have read Paul Pope’s (BATMAN: YEAR 100, HEAVY LIQUID, BATTLING BOY in 2013) ONE TRICK RIP-OFF when it first appeared serially in DARK HORSE PRESENTS from 1995 to 1996, or even in its collected edition from Dark Horse in 1997, they experienced the raw power of an unusual story and […]
TweetThe collected edition of ZED – A Cosmic Tale will be coming out next week. It may be under your radar, and that’s understandable. It certainly looks like something other than what it actually is. It’s probably easiest to describe this graphic novel in terms of the cartoonist’s film work and who wrote the introduction. Yes, you […]
In case you missed yesterday’s blockbuster news, the irrepressible Rob Liefeld took three days out of his schedule to write a screenplay called ICONS about the early days of Image. Hitherto shown only to close friends, the screenplay turned up at the website Dreammoviecast where you can read several sample pages up along with Liefeld’s own dream casting choices. I don’t want to spoil all the surprises but here are two:
Tweet Some changes at Image Comics; Ron Richards, formerly of iFanboy, has been hired as Director of Business Development. You can read about Richards’ new duties in the PR below. The move comes as two other Image staffers will be departing: Events Coordinator Sarah Delaine and Sales and Licensing Coordinator Todd Martinez have left the […]
As announced earlier today, Image publisher Eric Stephenson was decisively voted The Beat’s Comics Industry Person of the Year by comics professionals. Stephenson graciously agreed to be interviewed on the big impact Image had on the industry in the past year and what’s next for the publisher.
This is the third year of our Comics Industry Person of the Year poll, and the winner was pretty much a landslide. Every year we ask the participants in our survey to name who they thought was the person who made an impact or set the pace, and to comment anonymously (or on the record) and it was a clear choice this time out. With many people saying it was the Year of Image, Image publisher Eric Stephenson was the runaway winner—and the Saga team of Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples were definitely the Team of the Year, with a significant number of votes.
Tweet2013 rolls in like a Swiss person being pushed down a hill, which means it’s time for some more reviews! And some photos of Benedict Cumberbatch, because I refuse to bow to reader demands. He’s such an intellectual! Trying as ever to get a mix of comics from the shelf, this week sees the usual […]
Tweet After Image’s Jennifer De Guzman played bad cop, and publisher Eric Stephenson played good cop, Image has released a new set of guidelines to retailers about reprints that walks right down the middle. You can read the whole thing below, but it does offer some pretty significant incentives for retailers to order strong on […]
Tweet The Image remake of the Extreme Studios comics line as a HEAVY METAL-infused SF line has been one of the funner things about the past year in comics, but one title, GLORY, is ending after 12 issues. The cover is above and creators Joe Keatinge and Ross Campbell supply an exit interview at ComicsAlliance: […]
Tweet Michel Gagné is an Award-winning (Annie and BAFTA) animator, but he’s also known for his charming comics work in the FLIGHT anthologies as well as the fantasy comic The Saga of Rex. Over the year’s he’s also been working on an all-ages tale called ZED, the story of a young alien on the run […]
Tweet The recent argument over Image, reprints and retailers, it’s clear that conscientious retailers and creators are trying to figure this out together….it’s not a fiscal cliff type dead end. But it also underscores one of the biggest stories of the year: The ascent of Image as a very real competitor to the “Big Two” […]
Tweet [As part of expanding our coverage on the business end of things, we reached out to one of our retail correspondents on the Image second printing matter, who responded with this.] What a difference a day makes, and more importantly it seems that at least one publisher has decided to listen to the people […]
Tweet Well, all week there have been ruffled feathers from retailers following a rather blunt email from Image marketing director Jennifer de Guzman that suggested that second printing of proven sellers were not in the offing. You can read the statement below, retailer ruffled feathers here and some Image creators explaining the thinking in this […]