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ISOLA, Vol.1 Arrives in Stores in October


ISOLA, Vol.1 Arrives in Stores in October
LAVISH FANTASY ISOLA, VOL. 1 ARRIVES IN STORES THIS OCTOBER
Collects issues #1-5

PORTLAND, OR, 08/30/2018 — Gotham Academy creators Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl, with colorist MSASSYK and letterer Aditya Bidikar, will release ISOLA, VOL. 1 this October from Image Comics.

An evil spell has been cast on the Queen of Maar, and her Captain of the Guard will do anything to reverse it. Their only hope lies on an island half a world away—a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead.

This desperate quest is a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making.

ISOLA, VOL. 1 TP (Diamond code: JUL180153, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0922-7) will be available in comic book stores on Wednesday, October 24th. The final order cutoff for comics retailers is Monday, September 10th.

It will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, October 30th and can be pre-ordered via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indiebound, and Indigo.
  
Select praise for ISOLA:

“Absolutely, positively breathtaking.” —ComicBook.com

“ISOLA is brilliant! An atmospheric and intriguing story with masterful art.”
—Frank Quitely

“ISOLA is an example of the best fantasy storytelling that comics has to offer. Beautiful. Meaningful.” —The Oregonian

“This blew me away. Just amazing.” —Tula Lotay

“High fantasy with a colorful twist, imaginative and fresh.” —Paste Magazine

“Holy cow, folks, you are not going to want to miss this. Lovely and immersive.”
—Kurt Busiek

“A beautiful comic.” —Bleeding Cool

“Praise be to Karl KerschI and MSASSYK! ISOLA is one of the best-looking comics I've
seen in years. Engrossing, warm, inspiring work; I love it.” —Tradd Moore

“A visual feast, a puzzle, and a true journey into an otherworldly land.”
—Multiversity Comics

ISOLA, Vol.1 Arrives in Stores in October
ISOLA, Vol.1 Arrives in Stores in October
ISOLA, Vol.1 Arrives in Stores in October
ISOLA, Vol.1 Arrives in Stores in October
ISOLA, Vol.1 Arrives in Stores in October

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ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
www.imagecomics.com.

Isola Issues #1 and #2 Rushed Pack to Print


Isola Issues #1 and #2 Rushed Pack to Print
ISOLA RECRUITS MORE READERS IN THE QUEST TO SAVE QUEEN OLWYN
Issues #1 and #2 rushed back to print 

PORTLAND, OR, 05/17/2018 — Image Comics is thrilled to announce that the first and second issues of the new hit fantasy series ISOLA—from acclaimed writer Brenden Fletcher (MOTOR CRUSH, Gotham Academy) and Eisner-winning storyteller and artist Karl Kerschl (Gotham Academy, The Abominable Charles Christopher)—are being rushed back to print in order to meet customer demand.

Queen Olwyn, suffering under the effects of a terrible spell, has fled her kingdom’s capital city with only her loyal Captain of the Royal Guard, Rook, for company—and for protection. With their supplies dwindling and their steps hounded by ruthless hunting clans, Rook leads her queen down a road fraught with peril...but it's a road they must walk if they're to restore Olwyn to the throne.

ISOLA #1, 3rd printing (Diamond code: APR188160) and ISOLA #2, 2nd printing (Diamond code: APR188161) will hit stores Wednesday, June 13th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, May 21st.


Select praise for ISOLA:

“This blew me away. Just amazing. Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl, and Msassyk have
created something so beautiful.” —Tula Lotay

“Holy cow, folks, you are not going to want to miss this. Lovely and immersive.” —Kurt
Busiek

“This book is beautiful! It reads like a really high-end animation production!” —Dustin
Nguyen

“A stunner from the get-go.” —Annie Wu

“The name of Studio Ghibli co-founder, Hayao Miyazaki, is constantly brought up by
comic creators when they need a shorthand for describing a specific blend of
spectacle and emotion in their work, but the comparison is appropriate in the case of
ISOLA.” —AV Club

“Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl, and MSASSYK have crafted something wondrous
here, and I highly recommend it. Give it a read.” —Bleeding Cool

“ISOLA is one of the most gorgeous books of 2018.” —Monkeys Fighting Robots

“ISOLA is brilliant! An atmospheric and intriguing story with masterful art.” —Frank
Quitely

“Read it.” —Comicosity


Isola Issues #1 and #2 Rushed Pack to Print
Isola #2, 2nd Printing
Isola Issues #1 and #2 Rushed Pack to Print
Isola #1, #rd Printing

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
www.imagecomics.com.

Isola Debut Rushed Back to Print


Isola Debut Rushed Back to Print
FANS CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD OF ISOLA 

PORTLAND, OR, 04/11/2018 — Image Comics is thrilled to announce that the debut issue of Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl’s luminous fantasy series ISOLA is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with overwhelming customer demand.

Rook, the captain of the Royal Guard, has fled the capital of the kingdom of Maar with Queen Olwyn, who suffers under the effects of a terrible spell. As the kingdom inches every closer to the brink of war, their only hope of restoring Olwyn to the throne lies in the mythical land of ISOLA—also known as the land of the dead.

ISOLA #1, 2nd printing (Diamond code: FEB188844), as well as ISOLA #2 Cover A (Diamond code: MAR180705) and Cover B (Diamond code: JAN188893), will hit comic book stores Wednesday, May 9th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, April 16th.

Select praise for ISOLA:

“ISOLA is brilliant! An atmospheric and intriguing story with masterful art.” —Frank
Quitely

“ISOLA’s thematic and aesthetic homages to films like Princess Mononoke, full of
fantastical creatures and a foreboding sense of danger, are thoughtfully crafted aspects
of its world-building and storytelling.” —The Mary Sue

“ISOLA is an original fantasy world brought to life with breathtaking art. You can feel the
blood, grass, and fur. A stunner from the get-go.” —Annie Wu

“This book is beautiful! It reads like a really high-end animation production!” —Dustin
Nguyen

“High fantasy with a colorful twist, imaginative and fresh.” —Paste Magazine

“Fantastic world-building, with mesmerizing landscapes and animals. Kerschl's artwork
perfectly captures Fletcher's well crafted characters and their dangerous quest.”
—ComicsVerse

“Simultaneously homages its sources of inspiration while quietly paving its own
ground.” —ComicBook.com

“ISOLA #1 is a stunning debut from a team of creators that have an incredible story to
tell.” —Geek.com

“ISOLA is an example of the best fantasy storytelling that comics has to offer. Beautiful. Meaningful.” —The Oregonian


Isola Debut Rushed Back to Print

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
www.imagecomics.com.

ISOLA #1 Variant Revealed


ISOLA #1 Variant Revealed
GORGEOUS NEW ISOLA #1
VARIANT COVER REVEALED

Series will feature two covers per issue

PORTLAND, OR, 03/07/2018 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal an all-new variant cover of the debut issue of Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl’s ISOLA provided by series artists Kerschl and Msassyk. Each issue of this lush fantasy series will boast a Cover A and a Cover B, featuring art from the series artists.

The kingdom of Maar is in peril. Rook, the captain of the Royal Guard, has fled the capital with Queen Olwyn. Together, they seek the fabled land of the dead, where lies their best hope of restoring the kingdom—and the Queen herself.

ISOLA #1, Cover A (Diamond code: FEB180500) and Cover B (Diamond code: JAN188864), hits comic book stores Wednesday, April 4th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, March 12th.

Early praise for ISOLA:

“ISOLA is brilliant! An atmospheric and intriguing story with masterful art.” —Frank Quitely

“ISOLA is one of the most beautifully illustrated North American fantasy comics I’ve ever seen. It mixes European and Japanese influences with Fletcher and Kerschl’s considerable charm to make something new and exciting.” —Tim Seeley

“ISOLA is an original fantasy world brought to life with breathtaking art. You can feel the blood,
grass, and fur. A stunner from the get-go.” —Annie Wu

“This book is beautiful! It reads like a really high-end animation production!” —Dustin Nguyen

“I have been waiting greedily for ISOLA, and it’s everything I ever wanted. Beautiful, lush, heartfelt, and dangerous. Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl are at the top of their game with masterful storytelling and an intriguing epic. Every panel hums with life and energy and reminds us that there are still magical worlds to escape to...if we can find them.” —Patrick Gleason  

“Praise be to Karl KerschI and Msassyk! ISOLA is one of the best-looking comics I've seen in years. Engrossing, warm, inspiring work; I love it.” —Tradd Moore

“I had a chance to read ISOLA #1 and it is everything my Mononoke-loving heart could want. April can't come soon enough.” —Jen Bartel

“All kinds of wonderful. As if Hayao Miyazaki remade The Jungle Book with a dollop of Kamandi. Highest possible recommendation. This is a phenomenal book and unlike anything else on the stands. This'll be an instant sell-out for sure.” —Christian Ward


ISOLA #1 Variant Revealed

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
www.imagecomics.com.

ISOLA Launches in April


ISOLA Launches in April
GOTHAM ACADEMY ALUMS
BRENDEN FLETCHER AND KARL KERSCHL

REUNITE FOR ISOLA

A comic two decades in the making

PORTLAND, OR, 01/18/2018 — Acclaimed writer Brenden Fletcher (MOTOR CRUSH, Gotham Academy) and Eisner Award-winning storyteller Karl Kerschl (Gotham Academy, The Abominable Charles Christopher) team up with colorist Msassyk (Gotham Academy) and letterer Aditya Bidikar (MOTOR CRUSH) for the lush, breathtaking fantasy ISOLA this April.

The captain of the Royal Guard has fled the capital city with the Queen of Maar, suffering under the effects of an evil spell. Captain Rook’s only hope of returning Queen Olwyn to her throne and saving the kingdom from impending war lies on an island half a world away—a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead.

“Karl and I have been friends since we were 10 years old,” said Fletcher. “Publishing ISOLA with Image Comics is the culmination of everything we dreamed about as kids and worked toward as adults.”

“ISOLA is my dream comic,” said Kerschl. “Exotic animals, sprawling forests, mythic creatures: all of my artistic indulgences under one roof.”

ISOLA #1 (Diamond code: FEB180500) hits comic shops Wednesday, April 4th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, March 12th.


Early praise for ISOLA:

“ISOLA is one of the most beautifully illustrated North American fantasy comics I’ve
ever seen. It mixes European and Japanese influences with Fletcher and Kerschl’s
considerable charm to make something new and exciting.” —Tim Seeley

“ISOLA is an original fantasy world brought to life with breathtaking art. You can feel the
blood, grass, and fur. A stunner from the get-go.” —Annie Wu

“This book is beautiful! It reads like a really high-end animation production! —Dustin Nguyen

“I have been waiting greedily for ISOLA, and it’s everything I ever wanted. Beautiful,
lush, heartfelt, and dangerous. Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl are at the top of their
game with masterful storytelling and an intriguing epic. Every panel hums with life and
energy and reminds us that there are still magical worlds to escape to...if we can find
them.” —Patrick Gleason


ISOLA Launches in April

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
www.imagecomics.com.

Motor Crush, Vol. 1 Coming in June

Press Release

Motor Crush, Vol. 1 Coming in June

MOTOR CRUSH, VOL. 1 TRADE PAPERBACK
SPEEDS INTO STORES THIS JUNE

Image Comics is pleased to announce that Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr’s rip-roaring new series MOTOR CRUSH will be collected into trade paperback this June. MOTOR CRUSH, VOL. 1 will collect issues #1-5 of the bestselling sci-fi series from the creative team that brought fans Batgirl of Burnside.

MOTOR CRUSH, VOL. 1 follows Domino Swift. By day, she competes for fame & fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush.

MOTOR CRUSH, VOL. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0189-4, Diamond Code MAR170820) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, June 14th and bookstores on Tuesday, June 20th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, May 1st.

It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and Indigo.

Select praise for MOTOR CRUSH:

Motor Crush won’t steer you wrong.” —IGN

“The debut of the year and the comic that will set the pace for what’s possible in 2017.” —Comicosity

“Your new crush.” —Comics Alliance

"Lots of comics want to be cool; Motor Crush just is.” —Comicbook.com

“An absolute stunner.” —Nerdist

"The candy-pink philosophical Cyberpunk we’ve been waiting for.” —The Mary Sue

“Compelling.” —The Onion’s A.V. Club

“A vivid love letter to extreme sports and motor bikes.” —The Comics Beat

“Without a doubt, this is the most interesting comic book I've read all year.” —Blavity


Motor Crush, Vol. 1 Coming in June


ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.




Motor Crush, Vol. 1
Image Comics, June 20, 2017
Trade Paperback, 136 pages

Motor Crush, Vol. 1 Coming in June
The team behind the critically-acclaimed revamp of Batgirl returns with an exciting sci-fi action-adventure series! By day, Domino Swift competes for fame & fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush.

Collects issues 1 through 5.

ISOLA, Vol.1 Arrives in Stores in OctoberIsola Issues #1 and #2 Rushed Pack to PrintIsola Debut Rushed Back to PrintISOLA #1 Variant RevealedISOLA Launches in AprilMotor Crush, Vol. 1 Coming in June

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