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Image Expo Unveils New Projects from Ellis, Aaron, Simone, Rucka, Wimberly, Orlando and More


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.

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I Rule Me: Managing Mental Illness In Simon Spurrier’s ‘X-Men: Legacy’

Mike Del Mundo
Mike Del Mundo

“The best moments in reading,” Alan Bennett writes in The History Boys, “are when you come across something -- a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things -- which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.”

These “hands” can be found in any form of literature, from novels to poetry to journalism to, yes, comic books. One such hand reaches forth from the pages of X-Men Legacy, published by Marvel and written by Simon Spurrier. Instead of being an action-packed affair, this book was a character study; a very literal glimpse into the mind of a young man searching for his place in both the mutant world and the world at large.

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‘Amazing X-Men’ & The Marvel Universe Panel Reveals Romances And More [NYCC 2013]

X-Men Panel NYCC 2013
Marvel Comics

X-Men Senior Editor Nick Lowe hosted this year's X-Men panel at New York Comic-Con, which featured a number of big announcements for the "X" family of books. Panellists included writers Peter David, Gerry Duggan, Dennis Hopeless, Marjorie Liu, Brian Wood, Charles Soule, Simon Spurrier, and editors Jeanine Schaefer, Jordan White and Daniel Ketchum.

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Simon Spurrier & Jeff Stokely’s ‘Six-Gun Gorilla’ Is Insane


The future: "Blister" is an exotic frontier world originally colonized by humans after we depleted our own natural resources, but whose fertile lands have since become stained by a bloody civil war. All the action is transmitted back to Earth and directly into the minds of a depraved audience engrossed in every gruesome sight and sound from the Blister front. This is accomplished by with the service of "Holeheads" -- suicidal men and women who agree to be equipped with a surgically implanted "psychic tumors" that relay the data in real time in exchange for the chance to get themselves legally killed in a spectacularly violent fashion.

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Vertigo’s ‘Time Warp’ Anthology Returns Rip Hunter and Trolls with Super-Science


What I love about the comic book anthology is the frequently anarchic approach they can take to compiling disparate creators and stories. It's like putting a bunch of great cartoonists, writers and artists -- some of whom you know, some you've never heard of-- in a playlist and hitting "shuffle...

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James Harren & Ramon Perez Cover Simon Spurrier’s Crazy New Dystopian Western, ‘Six-Gun Gorilla’


"A hole in the wall of reality, a mass-market TV show based on violent military suicide, a world where the laws of physics don't work quite right, and -- yes -- a f***ing enormous primate with a f***ing enormous gun" is how longtime 2000 AD and X-Men: Legacy writer Simon Spurrier has described his audacious new project from BOOM...

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2000 AD’s ‘Trifecta’ Crossover Is Hereby Declared The Best Event Comic of 2012


Let me be the first to apologize to you, on behalf of the entire comics press. We screwed up. We were too focused on the wrong events in 2012. We spent tens of thousands of words on Avengers vs X-Men, Before Watchmen, Night of the Owls, and we missed the fact that there was a bigger, better, and extremely satisfying crossover sitting right under our noses...

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Vertigo Revives ‘Time Warp’ As Anthology Showcasing New And Established Talent In March


Vertigo continues its recent tendencies to reclaim titles of DC Comics anthologies of yore with the announcement of Time Warp, a new/old title to debut next March that'll showcase stories by "comic book greats and up-and-coming stars of tomorrow...

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Marvel Teases Four More Marvel NOW! Relaunches


What's that you say? The four teasers for Marvel's relaunched Marvel NOW! titles so far this week haven't been enough for you? How about four more to round out the weekend? This time around, Marvel's creators are all thinking Legacy, Soldier, Extended and Family...

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Garth Ennis’ Bloody Post-Apocalyptic ‘Crossed’ Gets a Free Webcomic Spinoff


Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows' pandemic horror comic Crossed has been in print since 2008, but now Avatar Press is taking the brutal act online with a webcomic sequel. Crossed: Wish You Were Here (not safe for work or anyone with a sensitive stomach) has just debuted, giving all of its gory murder and dolphin rape away for free...

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