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Fire Power Prelude


Fire Power Prelude
ON THE HEELS OF FIRE POWER SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT, KIRKMAN & SAMNEE REVEAL PLANS FOR PRELUDE GRAPHIC NOVEL TO HIT STORES IN APRIL

PORTLAND, Ore. 01/09/2020 — Fans eager to jump into the world of Fire Power won’t have to wait until Fire Power PreludeMay. The New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award winning team of Robert Kirkman (Oblivion Song, The Walking Dead), artist Chris Samnee (Daredevil), colorist Matt Wilson (Paper Girls, The Wicked + The Divine), and letterer Rus Wooton (The Walking Dead), will reveal the origin story of the Fire Power protagonist Owen Johnson in the forthcoming Fire Power, Vol. 1: Prelude original graphic novel. This brand new story will hit stores from Image/Skybound Entertainment in April—just in time for readers to get on board before the single issue series launches the following month.

“Owen Johnson's story is just too epic! We need this prelude graphic novel to get you primed for the series launch with issue #1," said Kirkman. "I'm so thrilled that we're going to be introducing the world to Fire Power in this format. Readers will be able to pick up this book, featuring nearly eight issues worth of story and art for $9.99 on a Wednesday and then come back to the store on Saturday ready for the free issue #1 on Free Comic Book Day! That's almost too much Samnee and Wilson goodness to handle!”

Owen Johnson's journey to China to learn about his birth parents eventually leads him to a mysterious Shaolin Temple. The students there study to rediscover the Fire Power, the lost art of throwing fireballs. A power they claim will be needed soon to save the world. Will Owen Johnson be the first person in a thousand years to wield the FIRE POWER?

Fire Power, Vol. 1: Prelude (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1655-3) will be available on Wednesday, April 29 and in bookstores on Tuesday, May 5. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop and on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.

Fire Power will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

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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 six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. 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.

ABOUT SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment  a multiplatform entertainment company specializing in television, comics, film, digital content, interactive, gaming, and merchandise. The company is led by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and his longtime producing and business partner David Alpert.

Fire Power Coming in May 2020 From Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee - Preview


Fire Power Coming in May 2020 From Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee - Preview
ROBERT KIRKMAN & CHRIS SAMNEE TO LAUNCH NEW ONGOING COMIC BOOK SERIES FIRE POWER THIS MAY 
This will be the first new series co-created by Kirkman since The 
Walking Dead comic book series conclusion


Fire Power Coming in May 2020 From Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee - Preview

PORTLAND, Ore. 12/12/2019 — The New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award winning comics titan Fire Power Coming in May 2020 From Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee - PreviewRobert Kirkman (Oblivion Song, The Walking Dead) is teaming with Eisner winning artist Chris Samnee (Daredevil), Eisner Award winning colorist Matt Wilson (Paper Girls, The Wicked + The Divine), and letterer Rus Wooton (The Walking Dead), to bring fans an all-new, full color, action-packed ongoing series—Fire Power—which will launch from Image/Skybound in May 2020.

“Getting to create a whole new world with its own mythology and rules is always the highlight of my life. Getting to do that with Chris Samnee is definitely a high water mark in this dusty old career of mine,” said Kirkman. “With a massive cast of characters populating this sprawling globe-spanning epic Chris has proven more than adept at handling anything I've thrown at him in the time we've been toiling away on this series in secret. Kung Fu, Fireballs, Chris Samnee, crazy action, Chris Samnee, Chris Samnee. What more could I say to get you excited about this book?”

This is the first new project from Kirkman since the surprise conclusion to his pop culture phenomenon The Walking Dead. Fire Power will more than fill a walker-sized hole in your monthly pull list. This new series also marks Samnee's return to comics after wrapping up his bestselling run on Captain America that concluded in early 2018.

Owen Johnson's journey to China to learn about his birth parents eventually leads him to a mysterious Shaolin Temple. The students there study to rediscover the Fire Power, the lost art of throwing fireballs. A power they claim will be needed soon to save the world. Will Owen Johnson be the first person in a thousand years to wield the Fire Power?

Fire Power Coming in May 2020 From Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee - Preview
Fire Power Coming in May 2020 From Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee - Preview
Fire Power Coming in May 2020 From Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee - Preview
Fire Power Coming in May 2020 From Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee - Preview
Fire Power Coming in May 2020 From Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee - Preview
Fire Power Coming in May 2020 From Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee - Preview
Fire Power Coming in May 2020 From Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee - Preview
Fire Power Coming in May 2020 From Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee - Preview
Fire Power Coming in May 2020 From Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee - Preview
Fire Power Coming in May 2020 From Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee - Preview
Fire Power Coming in May 2020 From Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee - Preview
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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 six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. 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.

ABOUT SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company specializing in television, comics, film, digital content, interactive, gaming, and merchandise. The company is led by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and his longtime producing and business partner David Alpert.

Matteo Scalera Cover for The Weatherman Revealed


Matteo Scalera Cover for The Weatherman Revealed
JAW-DROPPING MATTEO SCALERA COVER FOR THE WEATHERMAN REVEALED

PORTLAND, OR, 05/17/2018 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal a stunning, limited THE WEATHERMAN #1 cover featuring incredible artwork by Matteo Scalera (BLACK SCIENCE), colors by Eisner Award winning colorist Matt Wilson, and design by Tom Muller.

In THE WEATHERMAN, Nathan Bright had it all: an awesome girlfriend, a kickass dog, and a job as the #1 weatherman on terraformed Mars. But when he’s accused of carrying out the worst terrorist attack in human history—an event that wiped out nearly the entire population of Earth—Nathan becomes the most wanted man alive, and a target of a manhunt that spans the galaxy. But is Nathan truly responsible for such a horrific crime? And why can’t he remember?

THE WEATHERMAN #1 hits stores on Wednesday, June 13th. The final order cutoff for comics retailers is Monday, May 21st.
  • WEATHERMAN #1 CVR A FOX - APR180464
  • WEATHERMAN #1 CVR B MARTIN - APR180465
  • WEATHERMAN #1 CVR C SCALERA (Limited) - APR188131

Matteo Scalera Cover for The Weatherman 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.

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE - New Story Arc


THE WICKED + THE DIVINE - New Story Arc
NEW STORY ARC OF THE WICKED + THE DIVINE WILL PROVIDE KEY ANSWERS TO MYSTERIES SURROUNDING THE GODS

PORTLAND, OR, 02/09/2018 — Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie are back at it with an all-new mind-blowing story arc of the bestselling series THE WICKED + THE DIVINE which kicks off in issue #34. It will be available in stores on Wednesday, March 7th.

This penultimate story arc to THE WICKED + THE DIVINE series will answer long-asked questions about the gods and will unveil key events from Ananke's history in the past.

“Like all the years, we take a new direction. In the final year, it's a lot of answers,” teased Gillen. “The whole book has been a mystery. Now we start to actually show the various pieces of it. We've planned the whole story, and this is our crescendo before we mike-drop with issue 45.”

The end approaches, but it’s not too late.

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #34 Cover A by McKelvie & Wilson (Diamond Code JAN180652), Cover B by Johnson & Spicer (Diamond JAN180653), Cover C virgin wraparound cover (Diamond JAN180654) will be available on Wednesday, March 7th. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, February 12th.


THE WICKED + THE DIVINE - New Story Arc
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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.

BLACK CLOUD Collection Coming In October


BLACK CLOUD Collection Coming In October

BLACK CLOUD, VOLUME 1
DESCENDS THIS OCTOBER

Collecting the first five issues

PORTLAND, OR, 07/26/2017 — Writers Ivan Brandon (DRIFTER, Wolverine) and Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Spider-Gwen), artist Greg Hinkle (THE RATTLER, AIRBOY), and colorist Matt Wilson (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, PAPER GIRLS) will release a trade paperback collection of the first arc in their darkly ethereal fantasy series BLACK CLOUD this October.

From the creators of Spider-Gwen, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, DRIFTER, and AIRBOY, comes a new fantasy where heroes are hard to find.

Zelda's about to start a war of dreams. In the days when story and reality were one, the old blood—people with the power to shape stories—built a new world to escape the future we all came to live in. Generations later, Zelda rejects the old blood's dreams and escapes into our world to run from destiny. But destiny has a nasty way of catching up to you.

BLACK CLOUD, VOLUME 1: NO EXIT (Diamond code: JUL170732, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0328-7) arrives in comic book stores Wednesday, October 11th and bookstores Tuesday, October 17th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, August 7th.

BLACK CLOUD, VOLUME 1: NO EXIT is available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.


Select praise for BLACK CLOUD:

“BLACK CLOUD is a genuinely intriguing story with gorgeous art.”
—Frank Quitely (JUPITER’S LEGACY, Batman, New X-Men)

“Making your dreams real is never easy, but with splashy art and spiky writing, BLACK
CLOUD reminds us of the beauty and power of imagination in dark times.”
—Cliff Chiang (PAPER GIRLS, Wonder Woman) 

“Like Grant Morrison’s trippiest work, BLACK CLOUD will make you look at life in a new
way, and wonder what stories are hiding in that stranger you keep ignoring—not to
mention yourself.” —Paste Magazine

“BLACK CLOUD establishes worlds and characters that are nothing less than witty and
captivating: a testament to some of the strongest imaginations in the industry.”
—Comics Verse

“As intricately crafted as it is downright wild.” —IGN

“BLACK CLOUD gives storytellers back their power in our modern world. Not to be
missed.” —Alison Haislip (G4, The Voice)


BLACK CLOUD Collection Coming In October


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.

BLACK CLOUD Rushed Back to Print

Press Release

BLACK CLOUD Rushed Back to Print

BLACK CLOUD RUSHED BACK TO 
PRINT ON DAY OF RELEASE

PORTLAND, OR, 04/05/2017 — Image Comics is pleased to announce that due to overwhelming customer demand, the first issue of Ivan Brandon, Jason Latour, Greg Hinkle, and Matt Wilson’s mind-bending series BLACK CLOUD is being rushed back to print.

Zelda was born in a world of dreams, and hers burned bigger than anyone had ever seen. Now she's on the run in our world, the dreams broken in her hands. But the pieces are for sale, the rich and the powerful are buying, and suddenly her world isn't the only place Zelda's running from.

BLACK CLOUD #1 remains available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com), the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.

BLACK CLOUD #1, 2nd printing (Diamond code: FEB178767) will be available on Wednesday, May 10th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, April 17th.

Select praise for BLACK CLOUD:

“Unreasonably great. It's like you genetically designed a perfect comic book for my
brain.” —Macon Blair (star of Blue Ruin, Green Room)

“BLACK CLOUD gives storytellers back their power in our modern world. Not to be
missed.” —Alison Haislip (G4, The Voice)

“BLACK CLOUD is an incredible examination into the importance of stories and narratives in society.” —Comics Verse

“BLACK CLOUD may bend the edges of reality but there is also a wealth of solid visual
cues that make this comic socially relevant in the best possible way with glaring hilarity
and the message of ‘DREAM HUGE.’” —FreakSugar

“BLACK CLOUD is intricately-folded origami.” —Doom Rocket

“Brandon, Latour, Hinkle, Wilson, and the human underpinnings of story. A dream book,
in every way.” —Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, Darth Vader)


BLACK CLOUD 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.

Ivan Brandon, Jason Latour, Greg Hinkle, and Matt Wilson launch new fantasy series - Black Cloud


Press Release

Ivan Brandon, Jason Latour, Greg Hinkle, and Matt Wilson  launch new fantasy series - Black Cloud


POWERHOUSE CREATORS TEAM
UP FOR ALL-NEW SERIES BLACK
CLOUD THIS APRIL
Ivan Brandon, Jason Latour, Greg Hinkle, and Matt Wilson
launch new fantasy series

Writers Ivan Brandon (DRIFTER, Wolverine) and Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Spider-Gwen) team up with artist Greg Hinkle (THE RATTLER, AIRBOY) and colorist Matt Wilson (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, PAPER GIRLS) for all-new dark fantasy series BLACK CLOUD this April from Image Comics.

“I think building this book has taken us all by surprise,” said Brandon. “This team makes my jaw drop, and it's been a surreal experience watching all of our different tastes and ideas link up to build something that feels like more than the sum of its parts. This is very different from anything we've ever done before. It's invigorating to be part of it.”

Hinkle added: “I’m thrilled to get to work with so many folks that I’ve looked up to for so long. It’s a learning experience in the best possible way, and I’m really excited to get to share the results.”

Zelda was born in a world of dreams, and hers burned bigger than anyone had ever seen. Now she's on the run in our world, the dreams broken in her hands. But the pieces are for sale, the rich and the powerful are buying, and suddenly her world isn't the only place Zelda's running from.

“Even though it's conceived as a pretty unfettered comic book kind of idea, BLACK CLOUD just seems to grow to fit and reflect the life that's happening around us in real time,” said Latour. “With each passing day, we're reminded more and more of how the stories we consume and tell ourselves really do define our world. Just like real life, this is a story about fact and fiction fighting for supremacy—only here, one of them has a lightning sword."

Dreams come true—and today, they go to war.

BLACK CLOUD #1 (Diamond code: FEB170540) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, April 5th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, March 13th.


Advance praise for BLACK CLOUD:

“Ambitious as hell—and lovely to look at, too. Hinkle and Wilson make magic together. If
you’re a fan of Image’s CASANOVA, this is a must-buy!”
—Kelly Sue DeConnick (BITCH PLANET, PRETTY DEADLY)

“Making your dreams real is never easy, but with splashy art and spiky writing, BLACK
CLOUD reminds us of the beauty and power of imagination in dark times.”
—Cliff Chiang (PAPER GIRLS, Wonder Woman)

"Brandon, Latour, Hinkle, Wilson, and the human underpinnings of story. A dream book,
in every way." —Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, Darth Vader)


Ivan Brandon, Jason Latour, Greg Hinkle, and Matt Wilson  launch new fantasy series - Black Cloud


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.

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