Black Friday is here (with Small business Saturday and Cyber Monday to follow) and a lot of cybersales are running including quite a few at ComiXology which has discounts on Secret Wars, Marvel trades, a Buy One, Get One Free sale on DC and Vertigo, and huge Image sales and MORE. Most sales run until Cyber […]
Local Comic Shop Day will be held this year on November 19th, offering exclusives and another chance for comics shops to promote themselves as mini comic-cons every day of the year. This exclusive 8-inch Black and white version of the Lying Cat statue, manufactured by Skybound for Image, is an attractive item that will find […]
Yesterday Robert Kirkman announced the end of Invincible, his long running superhero epic, is coming in a year’s time with issue 144. It’s a more than respectable run after 13 years, and actually one of the longer running continuously published comics. He’d have a ways to go to beat Spawn and Savage Dragon which are […]
At this year’s Image Expo one of the most buzzworthy announcements was the Creators for Creators Grant, and submissions have just opened up and run until November 1st. The grant will give $30,000 to a single creator writer/artist duo “in order to support the creation of a new and original work of a length between sixty-four […]
Held the day before Emerald City Comic Con, Image took their Image Expo on the road to The Showbox in Seattle for all the creator announcements of upcoming projects. The location was unique and perfect when you consider the many independent and up and coming bands that rolled through The Showbox in the past—plus how long Image has been associated with independent. The Showbox offered a sexy venue with lighting, chandeliers, and was already decorated for Image’s Spring Formal later in the evening. Image Expo would offer many highlights and it was interesting to see when the audience connected most with the presentations during the day.
Well that was a heck of a day for Image Expo. The return of the Batgirl of Burnside team with motorcycles, and of the award-winning Azzarello/Risso team with Moonshine were big, but the appearance of Karen Berger brought down Twitter, and I’m sure, the house in Seattle. Berger is a genuine comics legend, and while editing one book is just a smallish thing, just having her back on deck feels right somehow. It’s worth noting that SURGEON X, the book she’s editing, written by Sara Kenney, is funded by a grant from Society Award from Wellcome Trust; perhaps the charitable nature of the project helped lure her to the Image Expo stage.