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Image Comics news for week of 6/19

Here is this weeks recap of the news from Image Comics, all information and pictures/art work below courtesy of their press releases.

 

THIS AUGUST USHERS IN THE RETURN OF ROCKET GIRL
Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder’s time-bending
teen tale returns with issue #8

PORTLAND, OR, 06/19/2017 — Writer Brandon Montclare (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur) and artist Amy Reeder (Madame Xanadu, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur) will release the eagerly anticipated eighth issue of their ongoing series ROCKET GIRL this August.

DaYoung Johansson, teen cop from the future, discovered first-hand that time travel is anything but simple. Now, she’s relaunching her investigation into crimes against time as her adventures in the ’80s start to pick up.

“I know what’s going to happen, and I’m still amazingly excited to see ROCKET GIRL return!” said Montclare. “This comic is as much fun for me to read as it is to make. Amy and I have a pile of issues ready for the fans—can’t wait to blow you all away.”

“I don’t mean to sound alarmist, but everything we’ve done so far with ROCKET GIRL has been leading up to these next few, completed issues,” said Reeder. “Major things are about to happen! And I for one wouldn’t want to hear the gossip second-hand at the water cooler.”

ROCKET GIRL #8 (Diamond code: JUN170695) hits comic book stores Wednesday, August 2nd. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, July 10th.

Select praise for ROCKET GIRL:

“ROCKET GIRL is a jetpack-powered 21st century angel.” —NPR

“This power ballad is perfect for anyone who needs a jumpstart—in reading, in their creative efforts, or in life in general.” —The Rainbow Hub

“Reeder’s art is like candy for the eyes, a cornucopia of spectacular layouts, dazzling colors and gorgeously styled characters that make this book look unlike any other on the stands.” —CBR

THE WALKING DEAD: HERE’S NEGAN!
TO BE COLLECTED INTO HARDCOVER EDITION AND AVAILABLE THIS OCTOBER

PORTLAND, OR, 06/19/2017 — Bestselling, award-winning pop culture phenomenon Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA) and artist Charlie Adlard (THE WALKING DEAD) spin the backstory for one of the most controversial and complex characters in THE WALKING DEAD history in THE WALKING DEAD: HERE’S NEGAN! This special backstory was first serialized in Image+ magazine and will be collected in its entirety into a hardcover edition and made available through Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment this October.Who is Negan? Since his debut in THE WALKING DEAD #100, the charismatic psychopath has antagonized Rick Grimes, murdered his friend with a baseball bat wrapped in barb wire (which he calls “Lucille”), and led the Saviors into war against Alexandria and the neighboring communities.

THE WALKING DEAD: HERE’S NEGAN! hardcover (Diamond Code JUL170766, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0327-0) will be available for $19.99 in comic book retailers on Wednesday, October 4th and in bookstores on Tuesday, October 10th. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, August 7th.

SETH M. PECK AND JEREMY HAUN LAUNCH THE REALM, AN ALL-NEW POST-APOCALYPTIC HIGH FANTASY THIS SEPTEMBER

PORTLAND, OR, 06/19/2017 — Co-creators Seth M. Peck (X-Men) and Jeremy Haun (THE BEAUTY) team up with colorist Nick Filardi and letterer Thomas Mauer for THE REALM, a new ongoing series that dives into the grit and chaos of the post-apocalyptic world.

Fifteen years ago, our world was overrun by creatures of myth: orcs, dragons, and other nameless horrors that threw the entire planet into total chaos. Today, the shattered remnants of civilization must fight tooth and nail to survive in a deadly new era of violence and mayhem.

“Creator-owned comics are the only place you can tell stories like THE REALM exactly as you want them to be told,” said Peck. “You can have an F-14 take on a dragon in the skies over Chicago, or have a horde of orcs lay siege to the White House without worrying about special effects or budgets. At the same time, you can tell very intimate, emotional, and human stories and develop complicated, meaningful characters over the course of time. With THE REALM, Jeremy and I wanted to blend all the genres we enjoy, mix in plenty of action, and give readers something unique and exciting to look forward to each month.”

“THE REALM is the book I’ve wanted to do my entire life,” said Haun. “It’s the perfect mash of everything I love to draw. Post-apocalyptic landscapes, dark magical citadels, machine gun-toting barbarians, unnamable horrors, DRAGONS—it doesn’t get more fun than this.”

THE REALM #1 Cover A by Jeremy Haun and Nick Filardi (Diamond code: JUL170714) and Cover B by Tony Moore (Diamond code: JUL170715) will launch on Wednesday, September 13th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, August 21st.

Advance praise for THE REALM:

“THE REALM is like Dungeons & Dragons colliding with a really great post-apocalyptic survival story. A fun genre mash-up!” —Jeff Lemire (ROYAL CITY, A.D.: AFTER DEATH)

“A brilliant melding of genres with a nice punch to the nuts at the same time.” —Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse)

“THE REALM is a world built from the cadaver of normalcy. A post-apocalyptic fantasy that punches you in the nose…and still makes you want more. Be warned: this book is contagious.” —Aaron Kuder (Guardians of the Galaxy)

“THE REALM resists the temptation to give us easy answers—instead, co-creators Seth Peck and Jeremy Haun give us a world that feels both fantastic and real, with characters you’d want to buy a beer for, so long as they’d protect you from goblins or dragons in return. THE REALM takes its time and proves worth the wait.” —Marc Bernardin (Genius, Castle Rock)

“THE REALM mixes genuine nostalgic affection for the fantasy genre with an ingenious twist. Pure escapism and pure comics by pros at the top of their games.” —Tim Seeley (REVIVAL, Nightwing)

SLEW OF 25TH ANNIVERSARY IMAGES OF TOMORROW VARIANT COVERS REVEALED

PORTLAND, OR, 06/22/2017 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal seven more of the variants planned for July’s 25th anniversary theme—“Images of Tomorrow.”

After 25 years of ushering in waves of bestselling, award winning, and groundbreaking comics, these variants will celebrate the longevity of Image Comics’ series with covers speculating possible future events in their storylines.

Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants.

Available in stores on Wednesday, July 5th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, June 12th):

  • RAT QUEENS #4 by Kurtis Wiebe & Owen Gieni, cover by Jim Valentino & Chance Wolf (Diamond Code APR178255)
  • SEVEN TO ETERNITY #7 by Rick Remender & James Harren, cover by Farel Dalrymple (Diamond Code APR178975)
  • THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #29 by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie, cover by McKelvie (Diamond Code APR178260)
Available in stores on Wednesday, July 12th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, June 19th):
  • CURSE WORDS #6 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, cover by Browne (Diamond Code APR178258)
  • THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA #2 by Howard Chaykin, cover by Chaykin (Diamond Code APR178246)
  • REGRESSION #3 by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert, cover by Luckert (Diamond Code APR178254)
  • ROSE #4 by Meredith Finch & Ig Guara, cover by Guara (Diamond Code APR178259)
 Available in stores on Wednesday, July 19th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, June 26th):
  • DESCENDER #22 by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen, cover by Nguyen (Diamond Code APR178248)
  • GENERATION GONE #1 by Ales Kot & André Lima Araújo, cover by Araújo (Diamond Code APR178245)
  • I HATE FAIRYLAND #14 by Skottie Young, cover by Young (Diamond Code APR178244)
 Available in stores on Wednesday, July 26th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, July 3rd):
  • CROSSWIND #2 by Gail Simone & Cat Staggs, cover by Staggs (Diamond Code APR178257)
  • POSTAL #21 by Bryan Hill & Isaac Goodhart, cover by Linda Sejic (Diamond Code APR178252)
  • REDNECK #4 by Donny Cates & Lisandro Estherren, cover by Estherren & Dee Cunniffe (Diamond Code MAY178129)
  • SHUTTER #30 by Joseph Keatinge & Leila Del Duca, cover by Del Duca (Diamond Code APR178256)
  • SPAWN #276 by Todd McFarlane, cover by McFarlane (Diamond Code APR178250)
  • UNDERWINTER #5 by Ray Fawkes, cover by Fawkes (Diamond Code APR178247)
  • WAYWARD #22 by Jim Zub & Steven Cummings, cover by Cummings (Diamond Code APR178253)
 Available in stores on Wednesday, August 2nd (final order cutoff deadline Monday, July 10th):
  • SAMARITAN: VERITAS #3 by Matt Hawkins & Atilio Rojo, by Stjepan Sejic (Diamond Code APR178251)
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ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visitwww.imagecomics.com.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visitwww.imagecomics.com.
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