Image Comics held its now traditional pre-San Diego one-day show on Thursday at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and unveiled an impressive roster of new titles for the coming year that includes new work by familiar names such as Warren Ellis, Jason Aaron and Gail Simone; plus an encouraging number of relative newcomers and unknowns. Check out our rundown of all the news and announcements.
A great comic book cover is an advertisement, a work of art, a statement, and an invitation. A great comic book cover is a glimpse of another world through a canvas no bigger than a window pane. In Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month), we look back over some of the most eye-catching, original and exceptional covers of the past month.
2015 got off to an impressive start with stunning compositions from Riley Rossmo, James Harren, and Ken Niimura; wonderful character portraits from Marko Djurdjevic, Becky Cloonan, and Kaare Andrews; amazing colors from Darwyn Cooke and Artyom Trakhanov; and a really fun He-Man piece from Stjepan Sejic.
Though he's done some work for Marvel recently, Kaare Andrews' output for the publisher has not been quite what it once was, as the veteran writer/artist has been mostly absent from monthly comics for the past few years. But that's about to change, as this morning Marvel announced Andrews will write an illustrate a new ongoing Iron Fist series, launching in the spring as part of the publisher's All-New Marvel Now initiative.
Fresh off his indie books Our Love is Real and Sacrifice (and announced gigs on Boom! Studios' Fanboys vs. Zombies and Higher Earth and Marvel's John Carter: Gods of Mars), Marvel has announced that Sam Humphries will join current scribe Jonathan Hickman to co-write Ultimate Comics Ultimates. Starting with issue #10, Humphries will begin his gradual transition into eventually becoming the book's ongoing writer
Kaare Andrews' cover for Ultimate Spider-Man #1 prominently features the costume of new Spider-Man Miles Morales, but for those who'd like to peep the hero behind the mask, interior artist Sara Pichelli's newly-unveiled variant cover may be what you're after. Written by Brian Michael Bendis, the issue arrives in stores on September 15. See the full cover image after the jump.
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