Shutter, a great Image Comics fantasy title, is launching a brand new story arc in February.It's a great time for comic readers that like science fiction and fantasy. So many great titles come out every month telling stories that Marvel and DC, with their reliance on super-heroes, simply do not publish en masse. One of Image's highly regarded fantasy titles is Shutter.
If you're enjoying Low, by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini, you'll be pleased at the new story arc. If you've heard of it, but need a jumping on point, then Image Comics has news for you with this new story arc.
In sharing a press release about a new Walking Dead variant cover, Image Comics has shown a little sense of humor about how variant covers work. The new variant cover featuring only the black and white artork from Charlie Adlard's regular cover will go to any retailer that orders at least zero copies of The Walking Dead #150. Yes, every retailer will get a copy of this variant cover.
Monstress from Image Comics has really hit strong. It's not terribly unusual any more for an issue to get a second printing, but a third printing is pretty spectacular. The first issue of Monstress is one its way to a third printing, and the second is getting a second printing, so don't be surprised if you can't find them at your local comic shop. What is Monstress? I'm glad you asked.
The Walking Dead's 150th Issue is a major milestone. The best selling comic not from Marvel or DC reaching this point in its longevity is something that practically screams for variant covers from some of the best artists suited to doing covers for The Walking Dead.
Bitch Planet, published by Image, really captured the attention of comic readers with its strong feminist story and a great variety among its cast of characters. Kelly Sue DeConnick has crafted a sci-fi world that really gets immersive quickly. However, some of you may not have picked it up yet, in which case Image Comics has news for you.
Last month, Image Comics announced the Sex Criminals #Brimpersketch contest.Using the second printing of Sex Criminals #11, participants would fill in the blank faces of creators Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky and then post them on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #brimpersketch. Browsing through Twitter, there were some fantastic entries, but winners have been announced, with the winner, Twitter user @soulsandra gettingpersonalized copies of THE WICKED & THE DIVINE #2, JUST THE TIPS, and BIG HARD SEX CRIMINALS.
In my first review for this new Minimum Wage series, I likened this new series to rediscovering an old friend. Now we are getting to the part where we watch our old friend make decisions that we know are bad for him, but we're helpless to stop him. Most of us know someone that has been in this situation, and in the best of cases, they come out of it learning a valuable lesson. In the worst, they find themselves back in a bad situation, afraid to move out of it again.
There was a lot of controversy over this issue, and for the most part, it has settled down thanks to an extensive apology from writer James Robinson. Given the stance I took on comments made by John Byrne, I felt that I needed to look into the issue in question. My review will talk about the controversy and the apology, as well as consider the issue and the contents in question as a whole.
I caught a little bit of flak for my last review of Savage Dragon, and the assumption was made by a few people that I had not read many issues of the series, when I have read EVERY ISSUE of this comic. I really appreciate a creator that commits to a character and carries it through for as long as Erik Larsen has. Not many writer/artists can make a claim to have continuously stuck with a character for as long as this. The only one that comes to mind is Dave Sim, but I'm certain that there's more. Nevertheless, I'm still reading Savage Dragon issue after issue and I thought I might add another issue to my list of reviews. Here's a warning, I may spoil some story elements.
It's a busy week with everyone preparing for Free Comic Book Day, but quite a few new comics are in shops this week, among them is a perennial series from Image that some of you may have forgotten about. Invincible has taken a plot turn with Mark and Atom Eve taking their baby and leaving Earth, which has fallen under the control of an evil villain, and not minding it one bit.
This week was a little tough to think of an Artist to highlight, and at one point, I even considered using the feature to highlight the Frank Cho controversy that sprung up on the Internet. Then I remembered the fantastic series by Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclaire, Rocketgirl. Then I remembered her work on Batwoman, which made the absence of J.H. Williams III easier to take in the early days of the title. Amy Reeder is especially open about her process, between her Tumblr, the initial source for all of the images in the gallery, and her podcast with Brandon Montclaire, Podcorn. Just check out the gallery below.