There was a review of this comic that I read recently somewhere else, that focused on Erik Larsen's new focus on the sex life of Malcolm Dragon, the son of the original Savage Dragon. It's not actually that new, as it's been a major plot point for a couple of years. I decided that I'd give the issue in question a shot and see what I thought of it. Needless to say, this issue deals with some graphic depictions of adult situations and as such, this review will be dealing with some more mature topics.
When creators come from outside of comics, it can signal something big and special. Sometimes it's a novelist, sometimes it's a writer from film or television. This January, an Emmy Award-winning writer brings his talent to Image Comics in a story that tells what happens after a hero fades away.
Ever since Bitch Planet came out, it quickly gathered a fan base excited about it's feminist take on the exploitation story so prevalent in American cinema in the 1960s and 70s. Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick crafts a great send up of the genre with her story of a prison planet whose inmates are non-compliant women. It spawned a spin off anthology, Bitch Planet: Triple Feature that gave other creators a swing at the world created by DeConnick and tell stories of their own. Now the first five issues of the anthology are being collected and should be stores in time for Christmas.
Bingo Love is one of those comics that I’m eagerly awaiting since I got the first e-mail about it. I even picked up a preview comic this summer from writer Tee Franklin. It was announced at NYCC that it will be published by Image Comics. I’m also excited that there’s a rough release date for
I Hate Fairyland: I Hate Image was one of the better offers on Free Comic Book Day. This Fall, Image is bringing it back in an expanded edition with four more pages and a look at creator Skottie Young's process in creating it.
The God Complex figure line from Glitch, a Jakarta-based company. These are high-end figures that reimagine mytholigical deities as snazzy, high fashion robots. It's a concept, that of done right, could be worked into a comic book series. Top Cow is making it a reality in October.
Image Comics has a reputation for putting out some fine science fiction. Of course there's Saga, which gives Image the reputation as a home for quality sci-fi. This November, the latest science fiction offering comes from writer Zack Kaplan and artist Andrea Mutti.
I was recently going through my collection and came across some issues of Matt Wagner's Mage, which came out from Comico in the mid 1980s. A little over a decade later, he continued the saga of Kevin Matchstick, inheritor of the legend of King Arthur, In Mage, The Hero Defined from Image Comics. This July, the final chapter, titled Mage, The Hero Denied begins in a new series from Image.
This June, Image Comics will release Howard Chaykin’s newest series, The Divided States Of Hysteria, which explores the deep political divisions in the United States. Essentially, the series seems to be an exploration of what it would take to literally fracture the nation, according to the press release from Image Comics. Howard Chaykin is the
Image Comics sent out a press release showcasing their ECCC Announcements. In the sea of Super Hero comics, it's always refreshing to read something different and Image is a leader in that category. Check out the list below!
Youngblood is infamous. As one of the first Image titles, it was so anticipated that it sold more copies than any other independently comic at that point. However, creator Rob Liefeld's reputation as a bad artist has tarnished it despite efforts by some really good writers to explore the central theme of superheroes as celebrities. The series has a habit of not finishing planned stories and not meeting commitments of completed mini-series.