COPRA, the one-man comics juggernaut by (former Beat contributor) Michel Fiffe is one of the best comics you can throw down your hard-earned dollars on. What started as a Suicide Squad analog of creator-owned characters quickly expanded, Cerebus-like, into a character study of his cast and a universe that has tendrilled out into meditations on the influence titans like Kirby, Ditko, Gruenwald, Gilbert Hernandez and others have had on Fiffe, all while telling one of the most compelling adventure stories in comics.

It’s also a visual feast, with one of the most unique lines in the business.

While Fiffe self-publishes his single issues under his Copra Press imprint, for years folks at Bergen Street Comics produced collections of the series in specific “Rounds”. These trades have proven invaluable because the single issue print run does sadly run out, but Tom Adams and Tucker Stone did an amazing job getting these trades into the hands of interested readers who have wanted to know what the buzz is all about.

Just a few weeks back, Bergen Street Press announced that both Copra and Chuck Forsman‘s Revenger would be leaving their auspices. And speculation ran rampant as to where both books would go. Yesterday, we learned that Revenger would be headed to Floating World, where he had already produced Slasher. But Copra remained a mystery.

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Well wonder no longer. Announced today in the Image May solicits, the publisher will be new home for all Copra collections, and will reprint Rounds 1-5 and presumably any future Round 6 and beyond.

Fiffe most recently put out Bloodstrike: Brutalists through Image, one of our top comics of last year in the big Beat round-up. And given the cartoonist’s ardent love of all things 90’s Image, this is basically a match made in heaven.

Fiffe announced the news on his twitter thusly (the first tweet of a full title thread):

 

If you haven’t gotten on the train before, this May will be your easiest chance yet! Here are the official solicits:

COPRA, VOL. 1 TP

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Michel Fiffe

MAY 01 / 160 pages / FC/ M / $19.99

They’re ugly. They’re mean. But up until today, they’ve always been loyal. So when one of their own betrays them, COPRA has no choice but to turn their nightmarish skills back on everyone who ever even looked at them funny. Here it is: the first six issues of MICHEL FIFFE’s critically acclaimed superhero revenge machine. Collects COPRA #1-6 TRIM SIZE: 6.5” x 10”

Copra, Vol. 1 TP

COPRA, VOL. 2 TP (NEW PRINTING)

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Michel Fiffe

MAY 01 / 160 pages / FC/ M / $19.99

Genocide ain’t a pretty thing to see, but there’s no time to mourn when your face is at the edge of the abyss. Scarred, desperate, and alone, COPRA will clear their name in a brutal reckoning with the forces that screwed them over and sold them out in MICHEL FIFFE’s unmatched juggernaut of violence. Collects COPRA #7-12 TRIM SIZE: 6.5” x 10”

Copra, Vol. 2 TP (New Printing)

COPRA, VOL. 3 TP

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Michel Fiffe

MAY 01 / 160 pages / FC/ M / $19.99

Old friends and older habits, cell blocks and beaches. Grandma’s homemade recipes and a cartel slaughterhouse. This is what the men and women of COPRA call downtime. Their habit is vengeance, and they couldn’t stop if they wanted to. It’s the third volume of MICHEL FIFFE’s overpowering superhero sidewinder. Collects COPRA #13-18 TRIM SIZE: 6.5” x 10”

Copra, Vol. 3 TP

COPRA, VOL. 4 TP

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Michel Fiffe

MAY 01 / 168 pages / FC/ M / $19.99

The return of the world’s favorite revenge team is marked by back-to-back brutality and psychedelic suspense. Our team gets served the same penalties they’ve dished out in the wake of a prison break, an unstoppable assassin, and a seminal showdown. Keep up as COPRA’s kill list gets checked off at the peak of their mondo bizarro bloodlust. Collects COPRA #19-24 TRIM SIZE: 6.5” x 10”

Copra, Vol. 4 TP

COPRA, VOL. 5 TP

WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Michel Fiffe

MAY 01 / 168 pages / FC/ M / $21.99

How do you measure loyalty in a treacherous world? In the latest collection of MICHEL FIFFE’s wildly popular superhero action masterpiece, the answer is found at the end of a fist, the blade of a sword, and the mouth of a gun. Crush or be crushed. The place is anywhere. The time is now. Collects COPRA #26-31 TRIM SIZE: 6.5” x 10”

Copra, Vol. 5 TP

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