Image Comics’ 20th Anniversary variant covers special comes to Invincible next month as Chris Giarrusso applies his G-Man style to Invincible #98's variant.
Just in-case you missed this epic event happening throughout Image’s other titles,I’ve included a few of the best.A full list of all the covers so far can be found on Chris’ website.
Having a bit of a Nate Bellgarde spam sesh.
Image Comics release NoWhere Men in November.It’s a scientists run amok kind of tale,like Planetary but without the Warren Ellis bits.(Sorry,you know what I mean).
The official press release is:
Dade Ellis, Simon Grimshaw, Emerson Strange, and Thomas Walker were the Fab Four of science, ushering in a new boom in scientific advancement as the research group World Corp. They changed the world and became the most celebrated scientists of all time, but somewhere along the way, it all went wrong.
Welcome to the new Age of Enlightenment. Welcome to NOWHERE MEN, an all-new Image Comics series by Eric Stephenson (LONG HOT SUMMER) and Nate Bellegarde (BRIT, INVINCIBLE PRESENTS: ATOM EVE & REX SPLODE), with colors by Jordie Bellaire (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS) and design by Fonografiks (SAGA, THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE), debuting in November.
"NOWHERE MEN gives me the chance to illustrate the gleaming, unfulfilled promise of ‘yesterday’s tomorrow, today,’" said Bellegarde. "I get to bring life to intricate characters and really sink my teeth into the sci-fi genre, taking the best influences from classic sci-fi films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Alien and groundbreaking comics visions like Enki Bilal’s Nikopol Trilogy, Geof Darrow’s work on Hard Boiled and Frank Quitely’s run on All-Star Superman to create a vivid, idyllic new world that is as much of a thrill to draw as it is to dream about."
Looks great!Out November 21
More Nate Bellgarde coming next post!
Two of the variant covers for the Walking Dead #100.
(yes,I know IGN have stamped their name on one of them,for that they get no via link)
Price:$3.99Diamond ID:MAY120469On Sale:July 11, 2012Genres:Horror, ZombiesSeries:The Walking Dead
Some of This Weeks new Comics.
We’ll start with DC who have a lot of good stuff out today!
First up is Jeff Lemire’s initial piece for Justice League Dark.I’m loving what Lemire is doing on Animal Man & Frankenstein:Agent of S.H.A.D.E & I’m pretty obsessed with all things Constantine so definitely a thumbs up for this one!
Justice League Dark #9• Featuring JOHN CONSTANTINE, ZATANNA, DEADMAN, BLACK ORCHID and more!• Constantine and the team must steal a map to the source of all magic out of the clutches of FELIX FAUST! • The first of a four-part story that will have lasting implications for the entire DC Universe,written by Jeff Lemire art by Mikel Janin.
The second offering from DC is All Star Western.You can’t fault Gray & Palmiotti’s DCU Westerns & this is interesting look at what The Court of Owls were up to in Ye Olde Times.
All Star Western #9 • A tie-in to “NIGHT OF THE OWLS!”• Concluding JONAH HEX’S battle with THE AUGUST 7!• Discover what the Court of Owls was up to in GOTHAM CITY circa 1880!• NIGHTHAWK and CINNAMON hunt down killers and fall in love in this issue’s backup story.By Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti,art by Moritat,Patrick Sherberger & Dan Lee.
First from Marvel is Amazing Spider-Man and we are nearly at the end of the Ends of the Earth story line.
Amazing Spider-man #686.• In this perilously penultimate issue of “Ends of the Earth” Inferno: Earth rages!
• We promised the End of the Earth… and this is it, Jocko!
• Guest staring: a doomed planet.
Written by Dan Slott,art by Stafano Castelli
On DC’s Vertigo Imprint I kinda recommend The Unwritten.I say kinda because a)you should already be reading it & b)I admit to always being disappointed by Peter Gross’ art.Mike Carey is always brilliant but why does he collaborate with Peter Gross?It’s only my opinion & I still strongly recommend anything by Carey.
The Unwritten #37 part 1 of “The Wound”:A year after The War of Words and nearly unbearable tragedy and loss, Tom Taylor’s life is finally coming together. But the real world and fictional world are both in turmoil, and the damage seems to be spreading. Before he can hope to heal it, Tom will need to find “The Wound,” part 1 of 4. It’s the start of a brand-new storyline in a psychologically postapocalyptic world disconnected from the power of Leviathan and the manipulation of the Cabal. Fiction is up for grabs and Tom Taylor stands at the center of that battle!
Digital this week is a bit boring,Can I,however,recommend Dancer.This Image comic is going into it’s second printing for #1 so rather than wait for the reprint of that issue in June,get it on digital now then buy #3 in print this week.
Dancer #1-3 on Comixology & Image apps.
Revival is a horror comic by Tim Seely(words) & Mike Norton(art).It’s a spin on the Zombie genre where this time the Zombies return to their lives as normal after being “revived” rather then being mindless & shambling.
Seely told an April Comics Bulletin interview:
"Revival is … rooted in psychological horror — the fear of what happens to us when we die, the fear of not being sure if we can trust those closest to us,
Before publication details of the comic remained sketchy but prospective readers were treated to newspaper style bulletins rather than full page previews.A good marketing strategy in my opinion.
Image will release an original graphic novella callled Enormous in July.The comic is an eco apocalypse drama about a band of survivors sharing the ruins of their city & their life with huge monsters:
“By the time we enter the world of Enormous, being at the bottom of the food-chain is something humans have been experiencing for a while,” said Daniel in an April interview with Comic Book Resources. “As a result, there is no consensus around how we’re going to survive as a species.
“There are a few human factions, each operating with a fairly distinct agenda, the motivations of which may well be far beyond their understanding,” he added. “Regardless of what might prove to be the driving force for each character, the law of the land is simple: hunt or be hunted.”
The comic will be printed in oversized “treasury” form(10x13”).