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MAESTROS, Vol. 1 In Stores This October


MAESTROS, Vol. 1 In Stores This October
EISNER-NOMINATED MAESTROS, VOL. 1 HITS STORES THIS OCTOBER
Collects issues #1-7

PORTLAND, OR, 09/04/2018 — Steve Skroce (WE STAND ON GUARD, Wolverine, Amazing Spider-Man) will release MAESTROS, VOL. 1—collecting the first seven issues of his dark fantasy series—this October from Image Comics. Nominated for an Eisner Award in the Best New Series category, MAESTROS is richly layered and deeply irreverent.

The Maestro and his entire royal family have been murdered. Now, his banished son from Earth will inherit the Wizard King’s throne—along with a spell that turns its user into God. With enemies everywhere, will this Orlando-born millennial be able to keep his new magic kingdom?

MAESTROS, VOL. 1 TP (Diamond code: AUG180164, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0673-8) will be available in comic book stores on Wednesday, October 31st. The final order cutoff for comics retailers is Monday, September 17th.

It will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, November 6th and can be pre-ordered via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indiebound, and Indigo.

Select praise for MAESTROS:

“Part Harry Potter, part Heavy Metal (with maybe a dash of Guardians of the Galaxy
Vol. 2 in there for good measure), MAESTROS pairs magic with some of the
pertinent moral questions of our collective moment.” —Comic Book Resources

“MAESTROS is a masterpiece, with one of the best first issues I’ve ever read. Steve
is somehow an even greater writer than he is an artist. Get ready for your new
favorite comic.” —Brian K. Vaughan

“The art: this is what got me to pick up this book. The visuals are incredible. I haven’t
seen art this detailed since I encountered the work of Geoff Darrow years ago.”
—Sci-Fi Pulse

“I'm loving this story and find it to be a truly original and engaging concept. It's well
written, filled with likeable characters—yes, even the baddies are likeable—and the
art speaks for itself.” —Impulse Gamer

“Steve Skroce continues to amaze and inspire me. He pushes himself and the
medium of comics past the four-color and into the technicolor. There is a Maestro
behind MAESTROS.” —Geof Darrow 

“A beautifully drawn book pulsing with details you can’t imagine, featuring wizardry
cloaked in a sheen of sarcastic sleaze.” —The Oregonian

“This acerbic book promises to be a nice balance to all the more serious fantasy
stories in comics right now, and that it looks good while doing it is icing on the cake.”
—Uproxx

“Skroce’s expert sequential storytelling and detailed style are a rare treat, and the
opportunity to see him drawing exactly what he pleases is the kind of comics
serendipity that only the creator-owned realm can offer.” —Paste Magazine

“With MAESTROS, Skroce demonstrates his true expert level conducting skills at
weaving together a story and artwork that leave the mind yearning for more.”
—Comicosity

“MAESTROS brings new life to the fantasy genre, and is without question one of the
best comic books available today. 10/10!” —AiPT!

“MAESTROS is a Skroce Hadron Collider where panel-packed action slams into his
wicked sense of humor releasing some of the most original and gleeful fun comics
has seen in some time.” —Lana Wachowski, co-creator of The Matrix and
Sense8

MAESTROS, Vol. 1 In Stores This October
MAESTROS, Vol. 1 In Stores This October
MAESTROS, Vol. 1 In Stores This October
MAESTROS, Vol. 1 In Stores This 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.

MAESTROS Issue 1 Gets 2nd Printing

MAESTROS Issue 1 Gets 2nd Printing
MAESTROS LAUNCHES ON A HIGH NOTE:
DEBUT ISSUE SENT BACK TO PRINT

PORTLAND, OR, 10/20/2017 — Image Comics is very pleased to announce that the first issue of MAESTROS, the new irreverent fantasy series from The Matrix storyboard artist Steve Skroce (WE STAND ON GUARD), will be rushed back to print in order to keep up with customer demand.

The Maestro and his entire royal family have been murdered, and his banished son from Earth suddenly inherits the Wizard King's throne along with a spell that turns its user into GOD. With enemies everywhere, will this Orlando-born millennial be able to keep his new magic kingdom?

“Thanks to everyone who tried and/or recommended MAESTROS,” said Skroce. “I can't wait for people to see where this crazy story goes!”

MAESTROS #1 will remain 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.

MAESTROS #1, 2nd printing (Diamond code: SEP178184) and MAESTROS #2 (Diamond code: SEP170750) arrive in comic book shops Wednesday, November 15th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, October 23rd.

Select praise for MAESTROS:

“This acerbic book promises to be a nice balance to all the more serious fantasy stories in comics right now, and that it looks good while doing it is icing on the cake.”
—Uproxx

“MAESTROS is manic magic! We've waited too damn long for Steve to have his own
book but this was worth the wait. MAESTROS is a Skroce Hadron Collider where
panel-packed action slams into his wicked sense of humor releasing some of the most
original and gleeful fun comics has seen in some time.” —Lana Wachowski, creator
of The Matrix and Sense8

“Skroce’s expert sequential storytelling and detailed style are a rare treat, and the
opportunity to see him drawing exactly what he pleases is the kind of comics
serendipity that only the creator-owned realm can offer.” —Paste Magazine

"MAESTROS is a masterpiece, with one of the best first issues I've ever read. Steve is
somehow an even greater writer than he is an artist. Get ready for your new favorite
comic." —Brian K. Vaughan

“A beautifully drawn book pulsing with details you can't imagine, featuring wizardry
cloaked in a sheen of sarcastic sleaze.” —The Oregonian

“With MAESTROS, Skroce demonstrates his true expert level conducting skills at
weaving together a story and artwork that leave the mind yearning for more.”
—Comicosity


MAESTROS Issue 1 Gets 2nd 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.

MAESTROS #1 Limited Variant Cover Revealed

MAESTROS #1 Limited Variant Cover Revealed
PIA GUERRA MAESTROS #1 VARIANT COVER REVEALED

Special limited variant cover from the co-creator/artist of Y: The Last Man

PORTLAND, OR, 09/20/2017 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal a special limited variant cover of MAESTROS #1 by Y: The Last Man co-creator and series artist Pia Guerra.

In MAESTROS, Willy Little is granted an unlimited and ultimate power by sheer force of luck when his god-like wizard-king father is murdered—along with the rest of the royal family. With enemies everywhere, will this Orlando-born millennial be able to keep his new magic kingdom? And will he still be a nice guy when nobody ever says no to him anymore?

“Pia Guerra didn't just draw Y: The Last Man, she performed it with her pencil, bringing BKV's scripts to life with her signature drama and draftsmanship, co-creating one of comics seminal masterpieces,” said Skroce. “We're excited and grateful to see her bring her maestro magic to my little universe.”

Limited quantities of MAESTROS #1 Cover B by Pia Guerra (Diamond code: AUG178206) will be available Wednesday, October 18th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, September 25th.

Select praise for MAESTROS:

“MAESTROS is manic magic! We've waited too damn long for Steve to have his own
book, but this was worth the wait. MAESTROS is a Skroce Hadron Collider where
panel-packed action slams into his wicked sense of humor releasing some of the most
original and gleeful fun comics has seen in some time.” —Lana Wachowski, creator
of The Matrix and Sense8

"MAESTROS is a masterpiece, with one of the best first issues I've ever read. Steve is
somehow an even greater writer than he is an artist. Get ready for your new favorite
comic." —Brian K. Vaughan

“A beautifully drawn book pulsing with details you can't imagine, featuring wizardry
cloaked in a sheen of sarcastic sleaze.” —The Oregonian

“Steve Skroce continues to amaze and inspire me. He pushes himself and the medium
of comics past the four-color and into the technicolor. There is a Maestro behind
MAESTROS and I can’t wait for the world to see the concerto he has orchestrated for
us all.
Fortissimo!!!!!!!!!!!!” —Geof Darrow


MAESTROS #1 Limited Variant Cover 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.

MAESTROS Coming in October

MAESTROS Coming in October

STEVE SKROCE—STORYBOARD ARTIST FOR THE MATRIX TRILOGY—UNLEASHES MAESTROS THIS OCTOBER

"MAESTROS is a masterpiece." —Brian K. Vaughan

PORTLAND, OR, 07/18/2017 — Superstar comics and storyboard artist Steve Skroce (WE STAND ON GUARD, Wolverine) will take on both writing and art duties in his all-new, totally irreverent and fantastical action-comedy MAESTROS this October from Image Comics.

The Maestro and his entire royal family have been murdered. Now, his banished son from Earth will inherit the Wizard King's throne along with a spell that turns its user into GOD. With enemies everywhere, will this Orlando-born millennial be able to keep his new magic kingdom?

“MAESTROS is a finely seasoned stew of everything I love about the fantasy and action adventure genres,” said Skroce. “I tried to create a universe where all my beloved magical characters and settings might exist together, side by side. The protagonist, Willy Little, isn't a chosen one; he's granted ultimate power through blind luck—but can a nice guy stay nice when no one ever says 'no' to him again?”

MAESTROS #1 (Diamond code: AUG170542) arrives in comic book stores Wednesday, October 18th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, September 25th.

Advance praise for MAESTROS:

“MAESTROS is manic magic! We've waited too damn long for Steve to have his own
book but this was worth the wait. MAESTROS is a Skroce Hadron Collider where
panel-packed action slams into his wicked sense of humor releasing some of the most
original and gleeful fun comics has seen in some time.” —Lana Wachowski, creator
of The Matrix and Sense8 

"MAESTROS is a masterpiece, with one of the best first issues I've ever read. Steve is
somehow an even greater writer than he is an artist. Get ready for your new favorite
comic." —Brian K. Vaughan

“Steve Skroce continues to amaze and inspire me. He pushes himself and the medium
of comics past the four-color and into the technicolor. There is a Maestro behind
MAESTROS and I can’t wait for the world to see the concerto he has orchestrated for
us all.
Fortissimo!!!!!!!!!!!!” —Geof Darrow 

MAESTROS 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.

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