This was a big day for Image Comics. At their annual Image Expo, the publisher announced several upcoming titles from top flight creators. Mixed in with all of those announcements, however, was rather significant news about its digital content: starting today, Image Comics is now selling DRM-free digital versions of all its digital comics on its newly relaunched website, making it the first major U.S. comics publisher to make such a move.
At last year's San Diego Comic Con, Image Comics had a memorable panel featuring many of comics' top creators, including industry legend Howard Chaykin. Image Publisher Eric Stepheson and his guests announced several upcoming high profile titles, and as plans for Satellite Sam -- a collaboration between Matt Fraction and Chaykin -- were discussed, Chaykin and Stephenson also teased a forthcoming new solo project from the celebrated writer and artist.
The nominees for the 2013 Eisner Awards were announced this afternoon, and it is a varied and impressive list. In terms of publishers, Fantagraphics leads the pack with a robust 24 nominations, followed by Image Comics with 17 (and one shared) and IDW with eight (also with one shared.) Close behind i
Marvel Comics, via The New York Times, announced this morning that Angela -- a character created by Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane in the pages of Spawn, the rights to whom were contested between the two creators for years -- will be appearing in the Marvel Universe, making her Marvel debut in the pages of the publisher's current Age of Ultron series.
Angela first appeared in Spawn #9 in 1993, and ownership of the character eventually became a well publicized and decade-long legal battle betw
Greg Rucka joined the Image Comics panel on Sunday to discuss his and artist Michael Lark's upcoming Lazarus, first announced by Image Comics Editor-in-Chief Eric Stephenson at last year's San Diego Comic Con. Previously, only a a teaser image had been shown, but at yesterday's panel the publisher revealed
The short version: Jimmie Robinson's Five Weapons is a textbook example of how to create a first issue that leaves readers wanting more as soon as possible. Robinson introduces the main character, uses his unfamiliarity with the setting as an excuse to drop a lot of information on us, gives us brief and evocative descriptions of the cast, seeds a few mysteries, delivers a good amount of action, and then leaves you wanting more. It's a good comic, with an absur
Print fans and trade-waiters will have a new outlet to read Monkeybrain Comics' previously Comixology-hosted digital titles starting this summer vianew collected editions printed by IDW and Image Comics. T
Do you have "Extreme Talent"? Would you like to have your story illustrated by Rob Liefeld in an upcoming Image comic? If the answer to either of these questions is a resounding "yes," then Liefeld's contest calling on burgeoning creators to reinvent one of his Extreme characters for publication in an upcoming issue of Youngblood and Bloodstrike could be for you.A reportedly relatively
The countdown to the final issue of Joe Keatinge and Ross Campbell's 12-issue run on Glory begins this Wednesday at what's more or less the crack of 2013, just in time for the Rob Liefeld-created heroine's 20th anniversary year. From the looks of the latest pr
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