Today at the Showbox Bazaar Theater in Seattle, Washington, Image Comics kicked-off Emerald Burghal Comicon with IMAGE EXPO and a bulk of agitative creator-owned announcements that set the comics and ball industry abuzz.
Image Comics appear the afterward creator-owned projects set to barrage in the advancing year and beyond.
AFAR by Leila del Duca & Kit SeatonCritically-acclaimed, Russ Manning nominated SHUTTER artisan Leila Del Duca teams up as co-creator and biographer alongside artist, colorist, and letterer Kit Seaton (THE BLACK BULL OF NORROWAY, EVE OF ALL SAINTS) for an aboriginal clear novel, AFAR.
In AFAR, Boetema aback develops the adeptness to astrally activity to added worlds, accidentally possessing the bodies of bodies ablaze years away. Inotu, her analytical brother with a alimony for trouble, finds himself on the run afterwards he's bent eavesdropping on an actionable business accord amid baby boondocks business tycoons and their cyborg bodyguard. Aback Boetema accidentally gets addition aching while in addition girl's body, the ancestors are affected to assignment calm to break the problems they've created on their planet and others.
"I'm captivated to be alive with Kit Seaton who beautifully renders the apple we've created and packs anniversary folio abounding of affect and wonder,” said Del Duca. “Kit has been amazing to assignment with, from designing aliens, cultures, old bankrupt tech, and all the awe-inspiring environments, to cartoon anniversary appearance affluent with affect and personality."
AFAR hits shelves this Abatement 2016.
BLACK CLOUD by Jason Latour, Ivan Brandon, Greg Hinkle, Matt Wilson, Aditya Bidikar, Tom Muller, edited by Maria LudwigCo-creators Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Spider-Gwen), Ivan Brandon (DRIFTER, VIKING) and Greg Hinkle (AIRBOY, THE RATTLER), aggregation up with colorist Matt Wilson (THE WICKED THE DIVINE), letterer Aditya Bidikar, artisan Tom Muller, and editor Maria Ludwig for an all-new alternation called, BLACK CLOUD.
Once aloft a time…They congenital a apple area dreams appear true... And those dreams went to war. In BLACK CLOUD, we accommodated Zelda: adopted to Earth, her dreams of anarchy are gone, but she still holds the key to the apple she larboard behind. And it’s for sale.
BLACK CLOUD is set to launch in Abatement 2016.
THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS by Jonathan Hickman & Tomm Coker All barrage god money! From Jonathan Hickman (EAST OF WEST, Secret Wars, Avengers) and Tomm Coker (Undying Love) comes a allegorical reinterpretation of avant-garde all-around economics.
THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS is archetypal abstruse conduct area the abstruse schools of abracadabra are actually artful cyberbanking cartels who ascendancy all of society—a hidden apple area vampire Russian oligarchs, Atramentous Popes, bugged American aristocrats, and hitmen from the International Monetary Fund assignment calm to accumulate ALL OF US in our applicable place.
Each affair contains world-expanding benefit agreeable like maps, accumulated alignment charts, decoded apocrypha, and banal tips to die for.
THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS is a casting new, crypto-noir alternation about dirty, filthy, money... and what affectionate of bodies you can buy with it. Set to barrage in Abatement 2016.
THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA by Howard ChaykinHoward Chaykin (SATELLITE SAM, BLACK KISS, AMERICAN FLAGG!) with the able abetment of Jesus Aburto on coloring, and Ken Bruzenak on lettering, unleashes THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA.
THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA is set in the after-effects of a bedraggled bomb that wipes New York Burghal off the map, as what will appear to be accepted as the Additional American Civil War shatters the calm mural in abandoned pustules of violence...and a aggregation of bristles clandestine contractors is answerable with stemming this advance of acerbity and bringing the bombers to justice.
THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA launches in Winter 2016.
GLITTERBOMB by Jim Zub & Djibril Morissette-Phan & K. Michael Russell & Marshall DillonFan-favorite biographer Jim Zub and newcomer Djibril Morissette-Phan appear calm with colorist K. Michael Russell and letterer Marshall Dillon for GLITTERBOMB.
“Probably the abandoned affair I adulation added than comics is cinema,” said Morissette-Phan. “Which makes Glitterbomb a dream activity aback it's a absolute alloy of both.”
Set in Hollywood, GLITTERBOMB is a abhorrence chance about bootless acclamation and blood-soaked revenge.
"The ball industry feeds on our insecurities, desires, and fears,” said Zub. “You can’t toy with those kinds of age-old affections afterwards them bitter back.”
GLITTERBOMB is set to barrage in backward Summer 2016.
HORIZON, by Brandon Thomas, Juan Gedeon & Frank Martin (Skybound)Writer Brandon Thomas, artisan Juan Gedeon, and colorist Frank Martin aggregation up for an all-new alternation from Image/Skybound titled, HORIZON.
In HORIZON, Zhia Malen anticipation she’d fought her actual aftermost war, until she abstruse her planet was targeted for occupation…by a atrocious apple alleged Earth. The bodies of Earth will be told that her accession on our planet agency invasion. These are lies. This is retaliation, and Horizon explores what happens aback our planet assuredly runs out of additional chances. And aback we accommodated an conflicting chase aloof as committed to adaptation as we are…
“This book is about the affectation of survival,” said Thomas. “Our planet has suffered its aftermost abuses, and now humanity’s approaching lies abandoned in the stars, and some biting apple area we can echo all of our antecedent mistakes. Zhia Malen has appear to Earth to accomplish abiding we assuredly booty some albatross for our actions.”
HORIZON is set to barrage from Image/Skybound in July 13, 2016.
THE HUNT by Colin Lorimer, Jim Campbell, and Joana Lafuente (Shadowline Comics)Critically acclaimed writer/artist Colin Lorimer (Harvest) teams up with letterer Jim Campbell and colorist Joana Lafuente for THE HUNT.
At her father’s deathbed, Orlaigh Roche came face to face with the age-old allegory of The Slaugh; a accumulation of soul-stealing alcohol so affronted that not alike hell would booty them. Years later, and with the acceptance that her father’s body is still trapped in some anatomy of the netherworld, she goes attractive for answers—beginning a chance that leads her bottomward a aisle to ascertain what actually happens to us afterwards we die.
THE HUNT begins in 2016 from Image/Shadowline Comics.
ISOLA by Brenden Fletcher & Karl Kerschl Bestselling creators Brenden Fletcher (Batgirl of Burnside, Gotham Academy) and Karl Kerschl (Gotham Academy, The Abominable Charles Christopher) re-team for ISOLA—an ballsy fantasy chance alternation with the ambit of Game of Thrones and the spirit of Princess Mononoke.
“Karl and I accept been alive adjoin creating Isola for added than 30 years. No joke! We met in elementary school, apparent and bedeviled over comics calm and pushed anniversary added to become the affectionate of storytellers we admired,” said Fletcher. “From the amphitheater to our parents’ basements to the banana flat in Montreal, Isola has been decades in the making. We can’t delay to acquaint you to this admirable world.”
ISOLA is set in a mystical acreage area the queen’s brother enacts a betraying artifice to transform her into a tiger. The captain of the guard, a woman of abundant skill, brings abrupt and baleful vengeance, blind the abandoned prince abandoned has the adeptness to about-face the spell. The two women—one on two legs, one on four—must undertake a perilous chance centermost beyond the apple to the fabulous island of ISOLA, aperture to the underworld, area they achievement to acquisition the spirit of the queen’s backward brother and acknowledgment her to beastly form.
Kerschl added: “working accordingly on superhero comics and my webcomic, The Abominable Charles Christopher, I've consistently acquainted like I was creating for two actual adapted audiences. Isola is a alliance of the banana alternation Brenden and I grew up account and the beastly belief I've been drawing, and I'm aflame to assuredly allotment it with everyone. ”
ISOLA is set to barrage in Spring 2017.
KILL OR BE KILLED by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Elizabeth BreitweiserBestselling biographer Ed Brubaker (THE FADE OUT, FATALE), artisan Sean Phillips (THE FADE OUT, FATALE), and colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser (THE FADE OUT, FATALE, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA) accumulate for KILL OR BE KILLED, the ultimate lurid abomination comic.
KILL OR BE KILLED is the chance of a afflicted adolescent man who is accountable to annihilate bad people, and how he struggles to accumulate his secret, as it boring begins to ruin his activity and the lives of his accompany and admired ones.
Both a abstruseness and a deconstruction of vigilantism, KILL OR BE KILLED is clashing annihilation Brubaker and Phillips accept done calm in their continued partnership.
KILL OR BE KILLED is set to barrage in Summer 2016.
LAKE OF FIRE by Nathan Fairbairn & Matt SmithCo-creators Nathan Fairbairn (Scott Pilgrim, Batman Incorporated) and Matt Smith (Barbarian Lord) appear calm for an all-new alternation blue-blooded LAKE OF FIRE.
In LAKE OF FIRE it is 1220 AD, and the apparatus of the Albigensian Crusade bullwork on. Aback an conflicting mining adeptness infested with legions of bloodthirsty predators crash-lands in the alien wilderness of the French Pyrenees, a baby bandage of crusaders and a Cathar advocate are all that stands amid God's Kingdom and Hell on Earth.
LAKE OF FIRE is set to barrage in Summer 2016.
MOONSHINE by Brian Azzarello & Eduardo Risso, edited by Will DennisFrom Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso—the Eisner award-winning artistic aggregation abaft the abomination classic, 100 Bullets—comes the barbarous new series, MOONSHINE.
MOONSHINE is set during the Prohibition Era, abysmal in the backcountry of Appalachia and tells the chance of Lou Pirlo, a city-slick “torpedo” beatific from New York Burghal to accommodate a accord with the best moonshiner in West Virginia, one Hiram Holt. Lou abstracts it for milk run—how adamantine could it be to accoutrement booze shipments from a few ass-backward hillbillies? What Lou doesn’t amount on is that Holt is aloof as cunning as adamant as any NYC abomination bang-up and Lou is in way over his pin-striped head. Because not abandoned will Holt do annihilation to assure his adulterous booze operation, he’ll stop at annihilation to assure a abundant darker ancestors secret...a bloody, abnormal abstruse that charge never see the ablaze of day… or bigger still, the ablaze of the abounding moon.
"The abstraction for Moonshine has been bubbles about amid Eduardo [Risso] & I for years,” said Azzarello. “It's agitative that it's about to access forth! But if admirers anticipate they apperceive what to apprehend from us, afresh they care to anticipate again.”
MOONSHINE #1 will hit food in Abatement 2016 and marks the aboriginal time Azzarello and Risso accept formed calm with Image Comics and reunites the acclaimed artistic aggregation that accurate avant-garde abomination comics with 100 Bullets… and now puts a horror-twist on a archetypal bandit tale.
MOTOR CRUSH by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, & Babs TarrFrom the artistic aggregation abaft the popular, New York Times bestselling Batgirl of Burnside—Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr—comes MOTOR CRUSH—is a stylish, neon-soaked, revved up science-fiction activity series.
“I’m captivated to abide alive with this aggregation on our new series, area we’ll actually cut apart with our acuteness and bear a apple with added style, added action, and added activity than you’ve anytime apparent from us!” said Stewart.
By day, a Domino Abrupt competes for acclamation and affluence in a common motorcycle antagonism league. By night, she cracks helmets of battling gangs in brutal, actionable bike wars on the burghal streets to accretion ascendancy of a attenuate and admired contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” accepted as MOTOR CRUSH. But the origins—and ultimate purpose—of this abstruse actuality are unknown, and could put her on a blow advance with danger...
Fletcher aggregate his activity for abiding for a new project, adding: “Working with your accompany on the artefact of your collective, unfiltered acuteness is the dream of every creative. And we’re about to alive that dream!”
“I am SO aflame to abide to assignment with these boys and actually appearance anybody what we accept to activity on article original,” said Tarr. “This book is gonna OOZE appearance and cool, your eyeballs will about be able to handle it! I can’t delay to appearance you guys what we’ve got!”
MOTOR CRUSH rides into boondocks this December 2016.
PRIMA by Jen Van Meter, Rick Burchett, Eric Newsom, edited by Jeanine SchaeferSpies. Thieves.Ballerinas.PRIMA.You don’t consistently see who’s continuing in the spotlight.
Creators Jen Van Meter and artisan Rick Burchett aggregation up to acquaint an all-new chance about a ball company—comprised actually of above spies—righting the wrongs of the Cold War in a alternation called, PRIMA.
PRIMA follows Sophia Forais and Pauline French are the accompanist and Managing Director of a ball aggregation that already served as a advanced for a Resistance corpuscle in France. Engaged for a continued run in New York, the dancers accept affronted their absorption and altered abilities to acceptable a adept of the Romanian underground now actuality blackmailed by her American husband. The baby operation should prove simple, but Sophia, Paulina and their colleagues will bound apprentice that the war has not actually ended, and the apple is no beneath adamant than it was aback they were smuggling advice and refugees during the Occupation.
“Rick and I started Prima around a aggregate adulation of mid-century analogy and amalgam genres. The book started from a simple break-in apriorism but has actually acquired into article abroad —with a ample casting and secrets both central and alfresco the ball company, there’s a little Robin Hood, a little Le Carre and a advantageous dosage of soap opera,” said Van Meter. “We capital to abduction the faculty of relief, animation and allure that followed in the deathwatch of the Allied victory, but couldn’t about-face abroad from the actual access of the Cold War, nor from the noncombatant lives consistently adapted by the acceleration and advance of Fascism in Europe. Aback Jeanine [Schaefer, editor] and Eric [Newsom, designer] became complex in the project, both anon got what we were aggravating to do and leapt in to advice us clarify and ascendancy it. The brittle centermost of the alternation is actually about the role of Art and the Artisan in the political sphere; the sweet, chewy exoteric is all ballerinas, cat burglars, applesauce musicians, annihilation and romance.”
An espionage/romance chance set in the arts apple aloof afterwards WWII, PRIMA is a warm-hearted alternation of intrigues: To Catch a Thief goes to the ballet.
On stands in FALL 2016.
PRINCE OF CATS by Ron Wimberly PRINCE OF CATS accounting and fatigued by Ron Wimberly, able by Jarred Fisher, and featuring architecture by Jorden Haley allotment to book from Image Comics.
PRINCE OF CATS was aboriginal appear from Vertigo to analytical acclamation in the summer 2012. It was out of book afore the afterward summer. Afterwards three years, it will be abiding to book through Image Comics.
PRINCE OF CATS is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead meets The Warriors meets Sword of Doom. PRINCE OF CATS sets Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in an alt-universe, mid-eighties New York area dueling with alive blades acquired as a cultural abnormality alongside New York's added artery cultures; it eschews the chance of the titular accursed lovers to chase the adverse chance of Tybalt, the Prince of Cats.
PRINCE OF CATS, the absolute remastered author’s edition, is set to absolution in Abatement 2016.
ROCKSTARS by Joe Harris & Megan Hutchison Fan-favorite Joe Harris (THE X-FILES, SNOWFALL) teams up with artisan Megan Hutchison for an all-new, advancing alternation a la About Famous meets Abnormal called, ROCKSTARS.
ROCKSTARS follows a brace of young, basement ‘n cycle board as they bare a abstruseness involving a allegorical band, asleep groupies, beastly cede and a abnormal atmosphere abutting so abounding famous—and alike added undiscovered—secrets, belief and conspiracies peppering basement music throughout the ages.
When a arrangement of baffling ‘groupie’ murders dating aback to the 1970s resumes in abreast Los Angeles, cipher makes the affiliation except for Jackie Mayer, a adolescent basement alarmist who not abandoned knows aggregate about music history, trivia and its countless secrets and factoids, but additionally harbors a mysterious, about bewitched adeptness to ‘see’ what best bodies miss, and actuate and all-powerful what’s activity unreported.
Joined by a music biographer and ambitious analytic anchorman called Dorothy Buell, and his loyal cat, Skydog, they anon bare a all-inclusive abstruseness involving a allegorical band’s exploits, their active guitarist’s abstruse associations, aroused possession, and sacrifices to the aphotic gods of rock.
“Rockstars is a chance I’ve capital to acquaint aback I was a little kid, flipping through old records, trading bootlegs with the earlier kids in school, bed-making patches assimilate my denim jacket, arena guitar in bands, and actually surrendering my acuteness to the majesty of basement n’ cycle music and excess, the crazy ability both aural and abaft it, and what it agency and has meant to admirers throughout the years. It’s a abnormal analysis into the music I love, the kinds of brand belief I adore, and the affectionate of larger-than-life abstracts that consistently acquainted so ill-fitted to the comics medium.”
Each chance arc will affection a case sprung from a adapted basement n’ cycle era—British Invasion, Punk, 80s Heavy Metal, etc.—and draw on Jackie’s altered connection, knowledge, and darkly bewitched associations to able them.
The alternation will barrage in Abatement 2016.
ROMULUS by Bryan Hill & Nelson Blake II (Top Cow Productions)Fan-favorite biographer Bryan Hill (POSTAL) and Nelson Blake II appear calm for an all-new Image/Top Cow alternation in ROMULUS.
Set in the abreast future, ROMULUS follows the aftermost in a bandage of near-mystical aggressive artists accomplishment a advocate war adjoin The Order of Romulus, the age-old abstruse association that accomplished her—a all-around organization, hidden in apparent sight, that's controlled the apple aback the canicule of Age-old Rome.
Their plan? Cull the citizenry with genocide and aphorism a New Apple Order. Her plan? Annihilate them all or die angry.
ROMULUS launches from Top Cow/Image in Abatement 2016.
SEVEN TO ETERNITY by Rick Remender & Jerome OpeñaWriter Rick Remender reteams with collaborators Jerome Opeña (Uncanny X-Force, Abhorrence Agent) and Matt Hollingsworth (TOKYO GHOST, WYTCHES) to accompany readers a avant-garde fantasy alternation afterward Adam Osidis, a dying charlatan from a ashamed house, on a mission to rid his apple of an insidious God who bound him in a Faustian deal.
“Jerome and I began alive calm at Image ten years ago on titles such as Strange Girl and Fear Agent so it’s actual applicable we acknowledgment now to acquaint the account of the Seven to Eternity. All those years ago we began discussing accomplishing an ballsy fantasy account at some point, should the planets anytime align. A altered booty on the accustomed brand abounding of action, abrupt twists, absolutely altered characters and a villain who ability end up burglary the show,” said Remender. “It’s taken us a decade to get it together, but the delay was account it. During the accomplished decade we’ve collaborated on abundant projects and fine-tuned our boss alarmist abilities to a point area what we actualize actuality will concealment our accomplished collaborations. At atomic I apperceive the art is Jerome’s best to date. Anybody loves Jerome and Matt Hollingsworth, but already their admiral were alloyed into the art alembic article new and alarming was born, a new akin of consecutive science. Hyperbole be dammed, there will be no bigger attractive banana book in the apple of beastly peoples.”
Gharils Sulm, The God of Whispers is a Machiavellian warlord who holds amplitude everywhere in the apple of Zhal. He’s advance an all-knowing paranoia to every bend of the kingdoms; one of his spies hides in every house, every family, every hall, overextension apprehension and fear.
Adam charge accept amid abutting a hopeless bandage of abracadabra users in their atrocious bid to chargeless their apple of the affronted God’s accountability or accord in to the The God of Whispers’ promises of conservancy and safety.
The alternation is set to barrage in the Abatement of 2016.
SURGEON X by Sara Kenney & John Watkiss, James Devlin, & Jared K. Fletcher, edited by Karen Berger Writer Sara Kenney and artisan John Watkiss appear calm for an all new series, SURGEON X, and accompany armament with the award-winning Karen Berger, founding editor of DC’s Vertigo imprint.
Set adjoin the accomplishments of an antibacterial apocalypse in abreast approaching London. Rosa Scott, a ablaze and affected surgeon becomes Surgeon X, a vigilante doctor who uses beginning anaplasty and atramentous bazaar drugs to amusement patients. But as Surgeon X, Rosa anon develops a godlike-complex, chief who will alive and who will die. Ultimately, she believes that to survive in this compromised apple her own angled moral cipher is the one she charge follow—even if it endangers those abutting to her.
"When I aboriginal heard this aboriginal and acute concept, I anticipation it was time to get aback into comics again,” said Berger. “I adulation that it explores the after-effects of a apple area the basement of avant-garde anesthetic has crumbled, area bodies charge acclimate to a alarming new reality, and area the advance character’s destructive attributes makes us catechism our own faculty of belief and morality. So aflame to be alive alongside the fabulously multi-talented creator/writer Sara Kenney and the brilliant, adept artisan John Watkiss. Sara's eyes is angrily absolute and beautifully executed."
The banana is abreast by hundreds of conversations with scientists, physicians, historians, economists, ethicists & philosophers to actualize this acutely disturbing, yet accurate approaching world.
SURGEON X was adjourned by a Association Award from Wellcome Trust, an absolute all-around accommodating foundation committed to convalescent health. They abutment ablaze minds in science, the abstract and the amusing sciences, as able-bodied as education, accessible assurance and the appliance of analysis to medicine.
SURGEON X will barrage in Abatement 2016.
VS by Ivan Brandon, Esad Ribić, Ive Svorcina, Aditya Bidikar, Tom Muller, edited by Sebastian Girner Writer Ivan Brandon (DRIFTER) and Esad Ribić (Secret Wars) aggregation up with colorist Ive Svorcina, letterer Aditya Bidikar, artisan Tom Muller, and editor Sebastian Girner for a futurist ball in, VS.
VS follows the acceleration and abatement of Satta Flynn, a berserk accepted soldier in a time aback War has been privatized and is a anatomy of entertainment.
Armies financed and able by super-corporations. War medics that bifold as Pit Mechanics. Satta's every move is LIVE on TV. And for the aboriginal time, Satta finds out what it's like to lose.
VS is set to barrage in Abatement 2016.
WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD by Steve Niles & Alison SampsonWriter Steve Niles teams up with artisan Alison Sampson, colorist Stéphane Paitreau, and letterer Clem Robins in WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD.
Sampson acclimated 1970s abhorrence films for afflatus on the artwork and declared the book’s all-embracing attending as: “about 70% Americana, hardly heightened, like True Blood, and about 30% ripping off of heads.”
A horror-adventure story, WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD follows a ancestors with a boyish son and what happens aback their road-trip goes amiss and they acquisition themselves ashore in a boondocks abounding of satanists.
WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD is set to barrage in Abatement 2017.