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#1 Shawn

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:34 PM

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.
http://www.comicbook...rticle&id=46396

Books of note:

Velvet by Brubaker & Epting

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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.

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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,

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about a member of the Anarchist League of Science – a group experimenting with dark sciences.

Jason Aaron on Souther Bastards

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"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!!
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:23 PM

Like the sound of that Southern Bastards. And Velvet sounds awesome too!

And yeah Image is putting out the best stuff right now: Prophet, Saga, Fatale and Mind MGT (still waiitng on my god damned trade). Derp
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:34 PM

*ahemMindMGMTisdarkhorsecough*
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:37 PM

Also, Lazarus by Rucka and Lark had a good first issue. Yes, it's another dytopian future. But it's different enough, with mob Families controling everything and their immortal enforcers, to make it interesting. And how can you not love a main character with the name Forever (Eve) Carlyle
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:13 PM

View PostShawn, on 03 July 2013 - 03:34 PM, said:

*ahemMindMGMTisdarkhorsecough*

Ah, If'n I had mah god damned trade I would have known that. :mad:
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:41 PM

View PostLou K, on 03 July 2013 - 04:13 PM, said:

View PostShawn, on 03 July 2013 - 03:34 PM, said:

*ahemMindMGMTisdarkhorsecough*

Ah, If'n I had mah god damned trade I would have known that. :mad:

It's okay, Lou. Bring it in
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:00 PM

*HUGS*!!!

Let's replace Ugh with Hug
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 11:10 PM

I'm lucky - I have both.
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 04:46 AM

Saga is the best thing i've read in a long time. looking forward to that Fear Agent sequel.

i think Saga might beat Y to celluloid houses.
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:23 AM

Black Science appears to be a sort of thematic sequel to Fear Agent. Oh well, it still looks great!!
Here's some previewing
http://www.comicbook...review&id=17163
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:25 AM

And here's a preview of Velvet! Sexy cool!
http://www.comicbook...review&id=17162
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:00 PM

I like that Velvet preview.


View PostAtticus, on 03 July 2013 - 11:10 PM, said:

I'm lucky - I have both.

You do, don't you? How about that.
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 06:59 PM

the fuck is a spiritual sequel?
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:49 PM

Like the second coming of Christ. : )

It means it's not exactly a sequel, but it could be considered a sequel at a meta-level or "once removed".
It's more of a companion piece to another work, rather than directly continuing or playing off the plot of the earlier work.
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Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:31 AM

A cool article about Image Expo, with preview art
http://comicsbulleti...the-good-stuff/
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Posted 21 July 2013 - 05:47 AM

http://www.comicbook...rticle&id=46780

"Straczysnki will also be doing a book with Bill Sienkiewicz, which will involve a complete re-look at how comics are designed."

That cover will need to be well-designed !

An interesting panel where they talk about the process as much as the big name character trademarks.

I find that refreshing compared with the Vertigo Attitude panel.
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 01:52 PM

Mark Millar's Star Light had a good debut. Imagine a Flash Gordon type, a pilot, who flies his plane into a nebula or something. He comes out to a strange alien world on the other side, saves it from intergalactic tyranny, and then goes home only to be ridicued. Little green men? Really? He grows old, his wife passes, his kids can't be bothered...and then something happens that may let him live just one more adventure. Excellent 1st issue.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 05:17 AM

Velvet is brilliant. Three issues in and it seems to be headed for my 'best of 2014' list.

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 01:52 AM

Starlight was rather good. I really dig the art. Definitely getting it in trade.

Yes, Velvet is top notch.

Deadly Class has been all sorts of fun with its evil, 1980s Hogwarts School of Assassins
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 04:39 PM

Black Science is really hitting it for me.
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