Marvel and Image on the Newsstand: More Details Emerging About Diamond and Books A Million

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When last we discussed what was going on with Diamond and Books A Million (BAM), it wasn’t entirely clear what was going on, other than there were comics on sale and they were coming from Diamond, bagged & boarded.  Interestingly, _nobody_ wanted to comment about their monthly comics being available at BAM.  Diamond would not […]

Luther Strode wraps up with The Legacy of LUther Strode in April

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The Luther Strode trilogy by Justin Jordan (SPREAD, LUTHER STRODE) and Tradd Moore (LUTHER STRODE, All New Ghost Rider) warps up with a double sized issue of the LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE on April 1. The story debuted in The Strange Talent of Luther Strode (the book which put basically put Jordan on the map) and continued in The Legend of Luther Strode.

Review: Jupiter Adds To The Legacy Of Millar & Quitely

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The 10-month gap between issues might be deterrent for anyone who’s been following this series since issue one. However there’s enough in issue five to justify the wait. If we scored books this one would come in damn near perfect.

Image Does Humble Bundle Once Again

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By Bruce Lidl Lost somewhat in the initial burst of news from last week’s ImageExpo was the announcement of a new Image Humble Bundle offering, beginning that morning and lasting until January 21. The “Humble Image Comics Bundle 2: Image Firsts” is a massive collection of digital comics that can be purchased for whatever price […]

JUST DO IT: Brian Buccellato Joins Image with Sons of the Devil (Interview)

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By: Alexander Jones Author Brian Buccellato is looking to steer his career in a brand new direction with the upcoming Sons of the Devil comic from Image, announced at the Image Expo with artist Toni Infante. He seems to have a new frame of mind as well, sporting a beard and a sleek red sweater. […]

ImageExpo 2015 in Depth

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By Bruce Lidl As has become a tradition at Image Comic’s semi-annual event, the announcements of upcoming titles came fast and furious today at ImageExpo. After a suitably rousing “state of the company” presentation by Image publisher Eric Stephenson, the stage at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center saw a procession of comic luminaries hyping new […]

Image Expo: Watch Brian Buccellato’s Short For SONS OF THE DEVIL

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Before You Buy The Book See The Movie By David Nieves Tons of exciting announcements came out of the Image Expo keynote today. It’s become the CES, E3, and WWDC of comics (But way way more fun). In his first Image Expo appearance Brian Buccellato (Injustice, Flash) announced his new horror drama project Sons of […]

New Image Comics Humble Bundle is up with tons of #1s

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It’s Image Expo day so expect a ton of news rolling out as we get going. But first, the new Image comics Humble Bundle is up and it’s a great jumping on point with digital editions of the Image Expo 2015 Preview Book, Alex + Ada Vol. 1 (#1-5), Deadly Class Vol. 1 (#1-6), C.O.W.L. […]

Diamond Is Shipping Marvel, Image and IDW Monthlies to Books A Million

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Remember how Marvel pulled out of the newsstand market several months ago?  Well, they’re back.  After a fashion.  And they’ve brought Image and IDW with them. Here’s what I know: sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I noticed the local Books A Million had a new rack of comics.  Marvel, Image and IDW titles — all […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come: 2014 in Comics

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Brought to you by Publishers Weekly, it’s More To Come, the weekly podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald! In this week’s podcast the More to Come Crew discuss the big stories of 2014 month by month, including gains and growing pains in the […]

Hickman Relaunches The Manhattan Projects and Takes a Marvel Break

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By: Alexander Jones Jonathan Hickman is going through a pretty massive career change. First up, he’s relaunching The Manhattan Projects with a new number one and title change, with The Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond The Stars #1. Expect the new #1 on March 11, 2015, along with Nick Pitarra on art with Jordie Bellaire on colors. […]

Huge Boxing Day digital comics sales: Sequential, Comixology, Dark Horse Star Wars Megabundle

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Got some Christmas loot you’re itching to spend? Various comics publishers and digital vendors have just what you need in the form of some tempting sales, including digital graphic novel app Sequential, Image and Submit sales at Comixology and a massive Star Wars megabundle that gives you digital editions of EVERY Dark Horse Star Wars comic.

Interview: Stuart Moore and Gus Storms Reclaim EGOs

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After a lengthy hiatus, the creative team behind Image Comics’ EGOs is back in action and ready to serve up more interplanetary crime drama with their upcoming fifth issue. Writer Stuart Moore and artist Gus Storms were kind enough to take some time to chat with the Beat about their series, in addition to humoring […]

The Cover to Nonplayer #2 and how to make money as an artist

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Some rambling thoughts on various aspects of making comics and making money.

I alluded earlier to the sudden announcement that Nonplayer #2 by Nate Simpson was finished and would be presumably be coming out later this year. Simpson has written a much longer piece complete with a FAQ confirming that the issue will be in the May solicitations from Image; he’s contacted Image about reprinting issue #1 but no response yet, and Warners—which had optioned the comic—has let their rights lapse, so it’s there for the taking. And then he gets to why it took 3 1/2 years to draw the comic. It’s a long answer but I’ll lift a graph:

Stjepan Sejic is the new artist on Rat Queens

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Following the departure of co-creator Roc Upchurch, Rat Queens is getting a new artist for issues 9-11: Stjepan Sejic, already an Image name for his work on Sunstone.

Kurtis J. Wiebe continues as writer of the popular female-led sword-and-sorcery title. Tess Fowler is drawing the The RAT QUEENS SPECIAL: BRAGA #1, which comes out on January 14, with Sejic taking over for issue #9 out on February 25.

‘Henshin’ – A Series of Transformative Shorts from Niimura Coming in January

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by Zachary Clemente CHANGE IS THE CONSTANT IN KEN NIIMURA’S HENSHIN – A short story collection exploring life in modern Tokyo. I feel like everybody has days that are just so important to them that can always be recalled; the feelings and emotions crashing back through as strong as ever. For me, one of these days […]