Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with decades of comics behind, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week we're celebrating Image Comics' 25th anniversary, and after taking a look at the history of cartoons based on Image-published comics, today we're looking at the comics themselves. Image began as an act of rebellion by seven hot artists looking to escape what they saw as unfair business practices at major publishers by stepping out on their own, and in the intervening 25 years has become the leading edge of creator-owned comics in America. This video takes a look at their history with a focus on the early days and the seven original founders.

Show notes:

  • The different founders in this video are discussed in alphabetical order. It is not meant to indicate any particular preferential order.
  • That said, Savage Dragon is definitely the best of the Image launch titles, and you should check out its early days in Savage Dragon Archives.
  • Check out the early days of Spawn here.
  • A "remastered" version of the original Youngblood series can be found here.
  • The earliest version of WildCATs available digitally is Wildcats Version 3.0, but that's a pretty good book so maybe check that out.
  • The original Cyberforce is not available, but here is a more recent take on the series.
  • The original ShadowHawk comics are collected here.
  • The first issue of the original Wetworks series is available digitally here.

Watch more installments of You Think You Know Comics? below and let us know what comic book characters we should cover next!


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