Nice art: Fiona Staples covers to SAGA #’s 13-16

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A new issue of SAGA is out today and that will undoubtedly be cause for rejoicing among many readers. Over on her Tumblr, artist Fiona Staples has been posting the covers through issue #16 and here for your edification they all are.

Artist Laura Braga joins Witchblade team with issue #170

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Oh yeah while we’re announcing new comics teams, Laura Braga, the very talented Italian artist, is the new artist on WITCHBLADE as of issue #170. She joins writer Ron Marz and colorist/editor Betsy Gonia on the book, meaning the book will be 2/3s people not named Ron. You may be amazed to know WITCHBLADE—the story […]

Should Digital Comics Still Be Locked Down?

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by Bruce Lidl   If nobody cares about DRM on digital comics, why does everybody keep bringing it up? San Diego 2013 was unquestionably a triumph for digital comics heavyweight comiXology, with a stream of announcements of new initiatives and new partnerships. Chip Mosher may have been one of the busiest men at the Con […]

SDCC’13: Skybound Announce ‘Manifest Destiny’ and ‘Dead Body Road’

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Robert Kirkman’s Skybound imprint had a panel today, during which the company announced two new titles: Dead Body Road from Justin Jordan and Matteo Scalera; and Manifest Destiny from Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts.

Five Weapons Has Been Bumped up into an Ongoing Series

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The last issue of Jimmie Robinson’s five-issue miniseries Five Weapons – which is fantastic – was published this week. And it came with the welcome news that the mini has been pushed up into an ongoing, restarting in January next year!

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: Niko Henrichon and Darren Aronofsky on ‘Noah’

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Neither Niko Henrichon nor Darren Aronofsky were present at the Image Expo, but a quick sharp announcement right at the end of the keynote speech was that both will be involved in a graphic novel called Noah in 2014.

IMAGE EXPO: Rick Remender (him again) and Wes Craig on Deadly Class

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Also announced at Image Expo was a second series from Rick Remender, this time partnering with artist Wes Craig. Deadly Class will tell the story of a high school for assassins – hey, isn’t that the premise of Five Weapons? – and will be coloured by Lee Loughbridge.

IMAGE EXPO: Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera on Black Science

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Rick Remender showed up as a surprise guest at Image Expo, announcing two new titles to the crowd. The first is Black Science, a sequel to Fear Agent which will be drawn by Matteo Scalera.

IMAGE EXPO: Fraction and Ward on ‘Ody-C’

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More new comics coming from Image Expo! Now they’ve announced Ody-C, a gender-reversed take on The Odyssey written by Matt Fraction and drawn by Christian Ward. Also, it will take place in space.

IMAGE EXPO: Brubaker and Epting launch ‘Velvet’

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Image are unveiling a whole load of new comics at their Expo today. Next up comes Velvet, a spy series from Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting.

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!

David Brothers joins Image Comics

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@gwarrenl editing, production work, a mixed bag of cool things, I think! And I have an office! — david brothers (@hermanos) June 4, 2013 According to a wide variety of tweets, David Brothers has joined the staff of Image comics as something akin to a guy friday, as the above tweet indicates In addition to […]

FAQ explains why Image Expo 2013 is on a TUESDAY

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When the Image Expo 2013 was announced there were, understandably, questions about why it was on a Tuesday instead of a more accessible weekend date. Well, tickets are on sale (as of this morning) and aFAQ now answers this and many other questions: As explained, this is really a press and retailer event but open to the public for $20. And there will be panels and signings and stuff but no vendors.