Fetish Fix: ANALOG, ISOLA, SKYWARD & OBLIVION SONG

A few reads from April’s Fetish Fix. So ANALOG #1 was an excellent start. So good I’m very tempted to get it monthly. I will get the $10 trade in October. I’ve been transitioning away from monthlies in my creator-owned comics since last fall, and this is a series I know will be so rewarding in book form. I’m happy to wait a few months … Continue reading Fetish Fix: ANALOG, ISOLA, SKYWARD & OBLIVION SONG

Image Comics: So Much Damage | SYFY Documentary

Aside from not getting a lot of new information (for those of us who’ve been around since then), the one bad thing about these kinds of documentaries is how they tend to get the chronology all wonky. You don’t cover the start of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead (October 2003) and say THEN Powers (April 2000) came out and Brian Michael Bendis was fired by Todd … Continue reading Image Comics: So Much Damage | SYFY Documentary

Comic Book Fetish Pull List | February 2017

~ For February 2017 ~ DC & VERTIGO Frostbite #6 (of 6) The Wild Storm #1 IMAGE Birthright #22 The Fix #8 Green Valley #5 (of 9) Image+ #11 Kill or Be Killed #6 Lazarus #26 Loose Ends #2 (of 4) Moonshine #5 Paper Girls #11 The Old Guard #1 Sex Criminals #16 Southern Bastards #17 MARVEL Jessica Jones #5 AFTERSHOCK Animosity#6 Rough Riders #1 … Continue reading Comic Book Fetish Pull List | February 2017

Comic Book Fetish Faves | January 2017

Saga #42 (IMAGE) = 5.0 Southern Bastards #16 (IMAGE) = 5.0 Kill or Be Killed #5 (IMAGE) = 4.5 Saga #41 (IMAGE) = 4.5 (* Delayed shipping) Jessica Jones (MARVEL) = 4.5 Birthright #21 (IMAGE) = 4.0 Frostbite #5 (VERTIGO) = 4.0 The Dregs #1 (BLACK MASK) = 3.5 Savage #3 (VALIANT) = 3.5 Odyssey of the Amazons #1 (DC) = 3.5 Animosity: The Rise #1 (AFTERSHOCK) = … Continue reading Comic Book Fetish Faves | January 2017

CELEBRATE IMAGE DAY ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017

On February 1, 1992, seven comics superstars Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino came together to form their own company that would change the landscape of comics forever. Current partners McFarlane, Valentino, Kirkman, Larsen, and Silvestri collectively have brought creator-owned comics to the forefront of industry change and, after 25 years of amazing storytelling freedom, Image … Continue reading CELEBRATE IMAGE DAY ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017

Comic Book Fetish Fave of the Week #4

January 2017 | New Comics Week 4 — Saga #42 (Image Comics) I cannot honestly remember the last time a comic book made me tearful. The all-black back pages, easily six of them, really helped deliver the gut punch and the kick to the heart. I literally gasped “Really, Brian and Fiona!?!?” BKV may be the best in the biz with his issue-to-issue cliffhangers and even bigger story … Continue reading Comic Book Fetish Fave of the Week #4

Comic Book Fetish Fave of the Week #3

January 2017 | New Comics Week 3 — Kill or Be Killed #5 (Image Comics) Story: Ed Brubaker Art: Elizabeth Breitweiser, Sean Phillips Cover: Sean Phillips Published: January 18, 2017 NEW STORY ARC. BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS’ runaway bestseller just keeps going! Now that we’ve seen the origin of our killer, it’s only a matter of time before the NYPD realizes they have a vigilante on their streets. … Continue reading Comic Book Fetish Fave of the Week #3

Image Comics 25th Anniversary Variant for DEADLY CLASS — Outright Geekery

IMAGE COMICS KICKS OFF 25TH ANNIVERSARY THEME VARIANTS WITH DEADLY CLASS’ NOD TO CYBERFORCE Image Comics is pleased to announce monthly theme variants in celebration of the company’s 25th anniversary this year. The series of variants will launch with Rick… The post Image Comics 25th Anniversary Variant for DEADLY CLASS appeared first on Outright Geekery. via Image Comics 25th Anniversary Variant for DEADLY CLASS — Outright … Continue reading Image Comics 25th Anniversary Variant for DEADLY CLASS — Outright Geekery

Quote | THE FIX artist Steve Lieber in IMAGE+ #3

Was re-reading the third issue of Image Comics’ awesome comics magazine, IMAGE+ (June, cover dated September), and in that issue there is an interview with THE FIX co-creator and artist Steve Lieber that I think is worthy of spotlight. I think his words here highlight one of the main issues many have with the company-owned comics, whether it’s the creators who work there or the disgruntled fans like … Continue reading Quote | THE FIX artist Steve Lieber in IMAGE+ #3

Poll | Comic Book Underground’s Favorite Publishers

The poll Question I posed to the members of my Facebook group The Comic Book Underground last week: The majority of your monthly and/or trade paperback reads come from which of the following publisher? With only 21 participating votes, the results were: DC Comics (Including the Vertigo imprint) The resurgent #2 publisher in the market with 8 total votes, which ties them with the #3 publisher. … Continue reading Poll | Comic Book Underground’s Favorite Publishers

Image Comics: #NewComicsDay – 7/6/2016

  THROWAWAYS #1, THE WALKING DEAD #156, PAPER GIRLS #7, THE FIX #4, RENATO JONES: THE ONE% #3 and more… View this email in your browser Copyright © 2016 Image Comics, All rights reserved.Thanks for signing up for our Enewsletter!Our mailing address is: Image Comics 2001 Center Street, Sixth Floor Berkeley, Ca 94704 Add us to your address book unsubscribe from this list   update subscription preferences  Continue reading Image Comics: #NewComicsDay – 7/6/2016

SkyBound Adds DEMONIC to its Roster

Coming in August is the first issue to the Robert Kirkman-created miniseries DEMONIC, written by Christopher Sebela and illustrated by Niko Walter with colors by Dan Brown. From the solicitation: Detective Scott Graves will do anything to protect his family… even bargain away his soul. Now, the only thing to fear isn’t New York’s worst criminals, but what’s already raging inside of him. After all, what’s the … Continue reading SkyBound Adds DEMONIC to its Roster

Image Comics Publisher Eric Stepheson on the Comics Industry

So one of the big stories this past week in comics land was the poignant, pointed and ugly-truthful comments by Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson at the ComicsPRO’s annual membership meeting. Essentially Stephenson called out his own industry, a move I wholeheartedly applaud. Newsarama got a hold of the transcript and I’ve lifted some key quotes from it. Stop reveling in nostalgia for a time long … Continue reading Image Comics Publisher Eric Stepheson on the Comics Industry

Creator-Owned Comics Demand Patience

By Brandon L. Rucker And that’s all right.  I’m good with it.  However, some folks feel entitled to having all comics be monthly, thanks to the periodical standard set ages ago (although going way back many titles from the Golden Age and early Silver Age were actually bi-monthly).  Me, I’m a fairly patient dude.  I really am.  In a weird way a little less can … Continue reading Creator-Owned Comics Demand Patience