Marvel gets one so that we may praise. DC gets one so that we...share in our suffering. So, why not Image? They've putting out some top notch books and look to have even more coming up soon. Let's discuss the other, other white meat Image Comics.
Let's start with the Image Expo, where they announced upcoming books.
Books of note:
Velvet by Brubaker & Epting
The story focuses on Velvet Templeton, a personal assistant to world's largest intelligence agency in the vein of Moneypenny from the James Bond films. She has to leave desk job to go back into the field, on the run from her own agents in the new series. Brubaker wrapped his description saying the book will be like "a Bond or Mission Impossible movie to mashed into a meta textual cold war scenario.
I will buy this!!!
Ody-C by Fraction and Christian Ward.
A re-telling of the Odyssey. In this take, all of the classic men characters are women, and the women are men. "Ody-C" will be set chronologically after a big cosmic war in space, telling the story as though these reigning champions are heading home, but there are "celestial super-cosmic beings" standing in the way of the hero on her way back to her family
Buying this I will be, also.
Rick Remender is coming back with Deadly Class and Black Science, which is a sequel of sorts to Fear Agent,
about a member of the Anarchist League of Science – a group experimenting with dark sciences.
Jason Aaron on Souther Bastards
"It's about a lot of southern bastards." He's creating his own world filled with colorful characters and is planning on doing terrible things to them for many years. Latour joined his writer on stage and called the book "The Untouchables versus Boss Hog" or "The Dukes of Hazard by the Coen Bros on meth."
I like it!!