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Tood McFarlane Launches Gunslinger Spawn Series

Tood McFarlane Launches Gunslinger Spawn Series
TODD MCFARLANE LAUNCHES ICONIC GUNSLINGER SPAWN SERIES—ANTICIPATED TO BE BIGGEST NEW CHARACTER MONTHLY LAUNCH IN 30 YEARS

Two Incentive Covers Announced


PORTLAND, Ore. 09/10/2021 — The NEW and HIGHLY anticipated Gunslinger Tood McFarlane Launches Gunslinger Spawn SeriesSpawn series hits comic store shelves this October as part of Todd McFarlane's ongoing expansion of the Spawn Universe. Much to the excitement of old and new Spawn fans alike, the title is expected to shatter even more comic book records, like the recent King Spawn #1, which sold over a half-million copies. This will be the third (of four) number one release that will climb into the #1 spot for orders in less than five months.

Early indications suggest this will be the single biggest monthly comic book launch for a new character in well over 30 years, which includes any superhero publisher, including Marvel and DC Comics.

The new comic title features Gunslinger Spawn, a man out of time who is unwillingly thrust 200 years in the future to the 21st century. Not only does he have to navigate a new world, but he’ll have to deal with the demons of his past. No one is safe from his vengeance as he heads into battle with guns blazing as he tries to find his way back home.

Acclaimed artist Brett Booth will be the featured artist on this book, with additional art by Philip Tan, Kevin Keane, and Thomas Nachlik, with colors by FCO, Andrew Dalhouse and others. McFarlane will take the lead on writing the regular ongoing story and he and Aleš Kot tackle the back-up tales. Gunslinger Spawn #1 will feature covers by a roster of superstar artists: Greg Capullo, John Romita Jr., TonTon Revolver, Booth, McFarlane, and The Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman!

Gunslinger Spawn #1 cover G adds another level of excitement to this new ongoing series. With pencils by Booth and inks by McFarlane, this cover along with both the King Spawn #1 and The Scorched #1 (releasing in December 2021), interconnect to form one epic work of art.

Gunslinger Spawn #1 includes a 1:250 copy incentive cover. McFarlane will hand-sign and create a unique sequential number for each issue just like he did for the record-breaking King Spawn #1 (based on the Final Order Cutoff total). Each signed Gunslinger Spawn #1 1:250 includes a CGC Certificate of Authenticity that retailers can send in and redeem though CGC to have their books graded. This is the only time McFarlane will sign the Gunslinger Spawn #1 1:250 incentive copy issue.  

Additionally, there will be a Gunslinger Spawn #1 1:50 copy incentive cover by Capullo.

"Gunslinger Spawn returns with a vengeance, and he will make Spawn look like a Boy Scout," said McFarlane, Spawn creator and President at Image Comics. "Finally, fans will get a glimpse into his history as we dig deeper into his past and explore his future.”  

The Spawn character was first introduced in 1992, to a record-setting of 1.7 million copies that still stands today as the highest-selling, creator-owned comic issue of all time. Published by Image Comics (the third largest comic publisher in North America), the Spawn character also set a record as the longest-running, creator-owned comic on the planet when issue #301 was published in 2019. In August 2021, the newest Spawn Universe title King Spawn #1 sales numbers demolished The Avengers' record and became a 25-year record-breaking new superhero monthly title launch. 

Gunslinger Spawn #1 will be available at comic book shops (48 pages, full color, rated: Teen+, $5.99, premium 10 pt cover stock) and on digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play on Wednesday, October 20: 
  • Cover A by Booth - Diamond Code AUG210013
  • Cover B by McFarlane - Diamond Code AUG210014 
  • Cover C by John Romita Jr. - Diamond Code JUL219298
  • Cover D by Greg Capullo - Diamond Code JUL219299
  • Cover E by Robert Kirkman - Diamond Code JUL219300
  • Cover F by TonTon Revolver - Diamond Code JUL219301
  • Cover G by Booth (Connecting Cover) - Diamond Code JUL219302
  • Cover H 1:50 copy incentive by Capullo (Raw Pencils) - Diamond Code JUL219303
  • Cover I 1:250 copy signed incentive by McFarlane - Diamond Code JUL219304
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ABOUT SPAWN, LEGENDARY ARTISTS AND SPAWN CREATOR AND IMAGE COMICS PRESIDENT, TODD MCFARLANE
Todd McFarlane's Spawn is one of the world's best-selling and longest-running monthly comic books, with several hundred million copies sold worldwide in more than 120 countries. In addition, Spawn's Universe #1 is Image Comics' top-selling first issue of the 21st century.
The new Spawn Universe title King Spawn #1 sales numbers demolished The Avengers record and became a 25-year record-breaking new superhero monthly title launch.  

McFarlane's Spawn made history with the release of the historic Spawn #300, and Spawn #301 has earned the Guinness World Records title for the longest-running creator-owned superhero comic book series in the world. The road to McFarlane's history-making comic run began in 1992 when he co-founded Image Comics and the released Spawn #1, still the single-best-selling issue all-time for any creator-owned comic.

The comic became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a live-action feature film that grossed $100 million. In addition, McFarlane became a true comic book superstar for his record-setting work on Marvel Comics' Spider-Man franchise, where he co-created Marvel's top villain Venom.  

After garnishing prominent success in the comic industry, McFarlane founded the international award-winning McFarlane Toys, one of America's top action figure manufacturers. In 2020, the new release of a Spawn figure on Kickstarter set a new Kickstarter record, in its category, for raising just under $3.5 million in 30 days.

Spawn and all related characters and elements © & ™ TMP

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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.

Fire Power #15 Coming in September

Fire Power #15 Coming in September
FIRE VERSUS (WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE) SNAKES IN FIRE POWER BY KIRKMAN & SAMNEE #15

Fire Power blends audacious action sequences with heartfelt character moments” -AIPT 


PORTLAND, Ore. 08/05/2021 — Today Image/Skybound revealed a first look at Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #15, continuing the exciting second year of the hit series from superstars Robert Kirkman, Chris Samnee and Matthew Wilson.

After the stunning events of the last issue, the Serpent’s Omen takes hold! Now, Owen has no choice but to fight back—and the Fire Power might not be enough. But first Ling Zan, Kellie and Owen will have to sort out, well, a lot.

Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #15 (Diamond Code JUL210227) will be available at  comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, September 1.

For more info and updates, visit  www.skybound.com.

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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 content company that works closely with creators and their intellectual properties, extending their stories to further platforms including comics, television, film, tabletop and video games, books, digital content, events, and beyond. The company is the home of notable properties including The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Super Dinosaur.

Skybound holds strategic partnerships across the entertainment industry, and has the in-house capabilities to serve as publisher, producer, and global distributor for tabletop and video games. On screen, Skybound holds a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios and a first-look movie deal with Universal. Additional partnerships include comic book publishing with Image Comics, book publishing with Simon & Schuster, and a first-look narrative audio deal with Audible. Skybound also houses a variety of unique creators and their IP, including Kristian Harloff and his pop-culture movie trivi

Two Moons - New Arc for Halloween

Two Moons - New Arc for Halloween
HORROR SERIES TWO MOONS KICKS OFF A NEW STORY ARC JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN
PORTLAND, Ore. 07/13/2021 — Bestselling writer John Arcudi (Rumble, B.P.R.D.) and fan-favorite artist Valerio Giangiordano’s popular historical horror series Two Moons will kick off a new story arc this October. Two Moons #6 will begin the next chapter in the hit series and will land on shelves from Image Comics just in time for Halloween and provide the perfect entry point for new readers to jump onto the series.

“The so-called 'Indian Wars' devastated the Indigenous Peoples of the American Plains, so this had to be a part of Two Moons’s story: the aftermath of those wars. How do the Plains People endure? What is their path forward after all this? That’s where this arc takes us," said Arcudi.

After years apart, Frances Shaw (now a medical doctor) and Virgil Two Moons (now a Pawnee shaman) are once again drawn to each other on the eve of an impending crisis in Two Moons #6.

Giangiordano added: "This new story arc allows me to discover and study more and more of the fascinating culture of Native Americans that I did not know. For me it is a fantastic experience to bring this 'world' to life."

Two Moons #6 Cover A by Giangiordano & Crabtree (Diamond Code AUG210043) and Two Moons #6 Cover B by Sook (Diamond Code AUG210044) will both be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 27. 

Two Moons #6 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

Two Moons, Vol. 1: The Iron Noose (ISBN: 978-1534319110) collects issues #1-5 of the series and will be available on Wednesday, August 18 and in bookstores on Tuesday, August 24. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore via Bookshopor IndieBound, or it can be pre-ordered on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo

Select praise for Two Moons:

“A seamless meld between bombastic war story and supernatural terror.” —Comic Book Resources

“A gritty and nuanced addition to the historical fiction horror genre.” —Multiversity Comics

“Filled with hooks and compelling characters.” —AiPT! Comics

“Will sneak up on you with its dark intricacies.” —Graphic Policy
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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.

The Magic Order 2 Coming in October 2021

The Magic Order 2 Coming in October 2021
A TURF WAR AMONG WIZARDS BREAKS OUT IN THE MAGIC ORDER SEQUEL

PORTLAND, Ore. 07/14/2021 — Bestselling writer and producer Mark Millar (Jupiter's Legacy, Kingsman: The Magic Order 2 Coming in October 2021The Secret Service) returns to the magical world he created as a live-action Netflix series to release the second volume in the comic book adaptation. Olivier Coipel (Amazing Spider-Man, Thor) was drafted in to draw the first volume in this five book set and delivered one of the best jobs of his career. Now legendary artist Stuart Immonen (Empress, Star Wars, New Avengers) is in the chair for the much-anticipated sequel. The Magic Order 2 #1 will launch this October from Image Comics. 

"We've been working hard on The Magic Order show and comics for some time, picking all the right partners and trying to do the best job we can," said Millar. "A bucket-list has been ticked working with Olivier Coipel, a guy I've admired since we were both in our twenties, and now Stuart Immonen joins me for the sequel volume. Stuart's kind of the artist's artist's artist. Everyone I know is obsessed with him. So this is above and beyond an honour."

In this new story arc, a magical turf war like you've never seen before! The London chapter of the Magic Order has entered the scene, and these tough Guy Ritchie-style gangsters have a problem with the Eastern European Warlocks moving into their territory. Can new leader Cordelia Moonstone keep the peace? 

The Magic Order 2 #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 27:
  • Cover A Immonen - Diamond Code AUG210027
  • Cover B Immonen B&W - Diamond Code AUG210028
  • Cover C Tocchini - Diamond Code AUG210029
  • Cover D Yildirim - Diamond Code AUG210030
  • Cover E blank cover - Diamond Code AUG210031
  • Cover F 1:10 copy incentive Chiarello - Diamond Code AUG210032
The Magic Order 2 #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including 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.

The Silver Coin Extended to Ongoing Series

The Silver Coin Extended to Ongoing Series
INTEREST IN THE SILVER COIN SERIES SKYROCKETS, EXTENDED TO ONGOING SERIES

PORTLAND, Ore. 05/24/2021 — Michael Walsh’s new horror anthology The Silver Coin is being extended into an ongoing series this August in response to its breakout success and positive reception among fans.

The bestselling series, which has thus far showcased a murderers’ row of talent—including Chip Zdarsky (Stillwater), Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson, and Jeff Lemire (Gideon Falls, Sweet Tooth)—will continue to send chills down readers spines with Joshua Williamson, Ram V, Matthew Rosenberg, and Vita Ayala on board to serve up thrilling new stories. 

"I am beyond excited to continue telling stories in the world of The Silver Coin. The response to the first arc has been overwhelming and it's provided me with the opportunity to bring in an all-new group of incredible talent for more tales of terror," said Walsh. "I'm very lucky to be working with people that consistently elevate my own work and push me to grow as an artist and writer. Josh, Ram, Matt, and Vita are all such insightful, creative and unique voices in the world of comics... I can't WAIT to show off the horrors that we are crafting together."

Each issue of The Silver Coin tells a tale of terror in a shared supernatural world. The story starts in 1978 with a failing rock band whose fortune suddenly changes when they find the mysterious Silver Coin. Little do they know that fame comes with a cost, and a curse is always hungry.

The Silver Coin #5 Cover A by Michael Walsh (Diamond Code JUN210246) and The Silver Coin #5 Cover B by Maya McKibbin (Diamond Code JUN210247) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 11. 

The Silver Coin is available for purchase across many digital platforms, including 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.

Old Head Coming in August

Old Head Coming in August
SPACE JAM MEETS FRIGHT NIGHT IN FORTHCOMING OLD HEAD ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL

PORTLAND, Ore. 05/24/2021 — Fan favorite creator Kyle Starks (Assassin Nation, Sexcastle) Old Head Coming in Augustis back with more action-packed laughs in the forthcoming horror/comedy mashup, Old Head. This original graphic novel will hit shelves this August from Image Comics.

Perhaps best described as Space Jam meets Fright Night, this hilarious new story follows a former basketball star when he returns home for his mother’s funeral. What he doesn’t expect is to learn of her mysterious past, his destiny, and to find himself embroiled in a decades-long blood feud with Dracula himself. 

"I'm really excited for folks to finally get to read Old Head—an examination of legacy and toxic masculinity viewed through the lens of a father and daughter fighting sex monsters," said Starks.

Old Head original graphic novel (ISBN: 978-1-5343-2074-1, Diamond Code JUN210152) will be available on Wednesday, August 25 and in bookstores on Tuesday, August 31. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore via Bookshop or IndieBound, or it can be pre-ordered on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo. 

Old Head will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including 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.

Silver & Gold Foil John Cassaday Variants Revealed for Jupiter's Legacy: Requiem

Silver & Gold Foil John Cassaday Variants Revealed for Jupiter's Legacy: Requiem
JUPITER’S LEGACY: REQUIEM GOLD & SILVER FOIL JOHN CASSADAY VARIANTS REVEALED 
PORTLAND, Ore. 05/21/2021 — In celebration of the recent Netflix success of Jupiter’s Legacy, Mark Millar and Tommy Lee Edwards’ 12-issue series Jupiter's Legacy: Requiem will feature two rare foil covers—a silver variant and a gold variant—by artist John Cassaday.

The highly collectible silver foil cover will be a 1:10 copy incentive variant and available in limited quantities—exclusively at local comic shops—upon release Wednesday, June 16. Interested fans should inquire with their local comic shop for availability. 

The Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 gold foil variant will ship to retailers as a thank you for their ongoing support of the Jupiter’s Legacy series. 

Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 will be available at comic book shopson Wednesday, June 16:
  • Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 Cover A Edwards - APR210095
  • Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 Cover B Quitely - APR210096
  • Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 Cover C Quitely B&W - APR210097
  • Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 Cover D Jock - APR210098
  • Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 Cover E Netflix Season 1 variant - APR210099
  • Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 Cover F Yildirim - APR210100
  • Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 Cover G Blank cover - APR210101
  • Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 Cover H 1:10 copy incentive silver foil - APR210102
Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including 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.

First Look at Stillwater #8 Coming in June

First Look at Stillwater #8 Coming in June
THE NEW WORLD ORDER RISES IN STILLWATER BY ZDARSKY & PÉREZ #8 

“A fantastic comic that's a must for fans of the horror genre” —Graphic Policy 
PORTLAND, Ore 05/21/2021 — Today Image/Skybound revealed a first look at Stillwater By Zdarsky & Pérez #8, the newest chapter of the critically acclaimed hit series from the superstar team of Chip Zdarsky, Ramón K. Pérez and Mike Spicer. 
 
Nothing will ever be the same in the town of Stillwater now that Kreegs and his team of outsiders have arrived to enforce a new world order—and Daniel must join the clandestine resistance. But now it’s time for Sheriff Tanya to take a road trip, dispose of a body and deal with the consequences of her choices. 
 
Stillwater By Zdarsky & Pérez #8 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, June 16: 
  • Stillwater By Zdarsky & Pérez #8 Cover A by Perez - Diamond Code APR210336
  • Stillwater By Zdarsky & Pérez #8 Cover B Pride Month variant by Gabrielle Kari - Diamond Code MAR219151
Fans of Stillwater By Zdarsky & Pérez won’t want to miss the monumental Skybound X #2, featuring the unexpected secret origin of Daniel’s powerful new ally, available in stores & digital platforms on Wednesday, July 14. 
  • Skybound X #2 Cover A by Cliff Rathburn - Diamond Code MAY210042
  • Skybound X #2 Cover B by Andrei Bressan - Diamond Code MAY210043
  • Skybound X #2 Cover C by Tri Vuong & Irma Kniivila - Diamond Code MAY210044  
For more info and updates, visit www.skybound.com

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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
Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform content company that works closely with creators and their intellectual properties, extending their stories to further platforms including comics, television, film, tabletop and video games, books, digital content, events, and beyond. The company is the home of notable properties including The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Super Dinosaur.
 
Skybound holds strategic partnerships across the entertainment industry, and has the in-house capabilities to serve as publisher, producer, and global distributor for tabletop and video games. On screen, Skybound holds a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios and a first-look movie deal with Universal. Additional partnerships include comic book publishing with Image Comics, book publishing with Simon & Schuster, and a first-look narrative audio deal with Audible. Skybound also houses a variety of unique creators and their IP, including Kristian Harloff and his pop-culture movie trivia platform the Schmoedown Entertainment Network, and printmaking expert Peter Santa Maria’s Attack Peter brand.

Eduardo Ferifato and Natália Marques Join Radiant Black Creative Team & Sneak Peak of Radiant Black #5

Eduardo Ferifato and Natália Marques Join Radiant Black Creative Team & Sneak Peak of Radiant Black #5
THE TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN’S EDUARDO FERIGATO & ACCLAIMED COLORIST NATÁLIA MARQUES JOIN RADIANT BLACK CREATIVE TEAM THIS JUNE

Sneak peek of early preview pages revealed 

PORTLAND, Ore. 05/21/2021 — Fan-favorite Eduardo Ferifato and Natália Marques Join Radiant Black Creative Team & Sneak Peak of Radiant Black #5artist Eduardo Ferigato (Self/Made, The Trials of Ultraman) and critically acclaimed colorist Natália Marques will join Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa on the bestselling superhero series Radiant Black. The new team members will contribute their talents to the upcoming Radiant Black #5, on sale this June from Image Comics.

Image is pleased to reveal a sneak peek at early interior pages from the forthcoming issue.

“I’ve been working with Eduardo and Natália on different projects for quite some time now.  In fact, I first met Marcelo... when he was coloring Eduardo’s work. With the big twist at the end of issue 4, we knew we wanted to give the issue the space it needed to properly deal with the fallout,” said Higgins. “Eduardo is one of the best storytellers I’ve ever worked with, and as you’ll see in the below pages, has quite the flair for Cosmically Powered Action, rendered in beautiful contrasting palettes, by Natália. This issue has some more big twists and turns, and will be ramping straight into our big issue 6 Radiant Red spotlight. Trust me, after issue 5, you’ll definitely want to know his story.”

After Radiant Black #4’s heart-stopping cliffhanger the Radiant Black team isn’t done subverting readers’ expectations and will provide fans with an extra-length, explosive climax to the first story arc in issue #5.

Radiant Black #5 concludes the first story arc of the series—and yet Radiant Red is still out there at large. Red needs to be stopped before anyone else gets hurt. But after the events of last issue left Lockport—and the world—reeling, is Radiant Black up to the task? And will he be in this fight alone?

Radiant Black #5 will be available at comic book shopson Wednesday, June 16:
  • Radiant Black #5 Cover A Doaly - APR210322
  • Radiant Black #5 Cover B Diego Greco - APR210323
  • Radiant Black #5 Cover C 1:25 copy incentive by Serg Acuña - APR210324 
Radiant Black #5 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including 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.

Echolands Coming In August from J.H. Williams III & W. Haden Blackman

Echolands Coming In August from J.H. Williams III & W. Haden Blackman
MULTIPLE AWARD WINNING BATWOMAN TEAM J.H. WILLIAMS III & W. HADEN BLACKMAN TO LAUNCH HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ECHOLANDS SERIES THIS AUGUST 

“It's every fictional world, each with its own artistic style, intersecting and exploding with JHW3 magic and crackle. I can't wait to see where he and Haden Blackman are taking us—into a world in which anything can happen, and undoubtedly will.” —Neil Gaiman

PORTLAND, Ore. 05/21/2021 — Yesterday The Hollywood Reporter revealed an exclusive first look at covers and interior artwork from the eagerly anticipated Echolands series by J.H. Williams III (Promethea, The Sandman: Overture, Batman), W. Haden Blackman (Star Wars, Elektra), colorist Dave Stewart, and letterer Todd Klein. This long awaited comic book event from the multiple award winning Batwoman creative team will launch from Image Comics in August and push the boundaries of storytelling to its limits.

The new series will present a sprawling, eye-popping tale and feature lush, career-defining artwork and a mesmerizing story in a unique landscape format. Each issue of the series will offer a Raw Cut edition, featuring the art from J.H. Williams III as it looked when leaving his work studio.

"I’m beyond excited we’re finally bringing Echolands to everyone, and incredibly stoked to be reunited with longtime creative partners Haden, Dave, and Todd, for what is a vast challenging world building project unlike any other we’ve attempted before," said Williams III. "It’s a lifelong dream years in development, featuring an amazing cast of characters that we believe you’ll love as much as we do. And we’re so proud to be under the welcoming Image Comics banner, the premiere publisher for innovative entertaining stories." 

Set in a bizarre future world that has forgotten its history, Echolands follows a reckless thief Hope Redhood. Hope holds the key to excavating a strange, dark past—but only if she and her crew can escape a tyrannical wizard and his unstoppable daughter. But fate will send them all on a path leading to a war between worlds. 

Blackman added: “Echolands has been over a decade in the making, but I can still vividly remember my first call with Jim about the concept. What began as a story about a thief on the run from an evil Wizard has evolved into a worlds-spanning adventure with a cast that includes everything from vampires to classic gangsters. Image is the perfect home for this eclectic project, and I'm thrilled that we’re finally able to share Hope’s journey." 

Echolands is a mythic fiction epic where anything is possible; a fast-paced genre mashup adventure that combines everything from horror movie vampires to classic mobsters and cyborg elves, to Roman demigods and retro rocket ships. It’s going to be a helluva ride!

Echolands #1 Cover A (Diamond Code JUN210009) and Echolands #1 Cover B (Diamond Code JUN210010) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 25.

Echolands #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

Early praise for Echolands:

“It's every fictional world, each with its own artistic style, intersecting and exploding with JHW3 magic and crackle. I can't wait to see where he and Haden Blackman are taking us—into a world in which anything can happen, and undoubtedly will.” —Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, American Gods

"So complex and unique and expertly executed it pushes the medium forward in new directions and leads to invigorated interest in the medium of comics itself." —Robert Kirkman, Invincible, The Walking Dead

"A dazzling, kinetic ride through an exquisitely realized fantasy world, bursting with graphic energy and excitement." —Dave Gibbons, Watchmen, Kingsman

Echolands’ fallen fantasy San Francisco is painted as a monstrous blend of magic and technology, and reads like a blockbuster car chase.” —Kyle Shutt, The Sword

“Getting an eyeful is a massive understatement. I love looking at the drawings as they expand with more details emerging every time I look.” —Debbie Harry, Blondie, Face It: A Memoir

“The integration of image and story develops an archetypal language that’s here in these pages and in our subconscious simultaneously. The boundaries are pushed. I think I’ve seen some of these things in dreams." —Chris Stein, Blondie, Point Of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene

"The storytelling prowess on display in every glorious horizontal spread is a sprawling display of J.H. Williams III’s visionary talent and endless creativity. Flanked by equally adept partners in Blackman, Stewart, and Klein, JHWIII attains artistic heights rarely realized in this medium. In short: WOW.” —Chris Ryall, writer/editor at Syzygy Publishing

“If there was not a single word on the pages, Echolands would be worth reading just to explore this lusciously detailed world of giants, vampires, wizards, armies, ghosts, pirates, robots, cowboys and other armies, all laid out in exquisite double page spreads by JH Williams that carry your eye from one end of the book to the other. But as a matter of fact, there are words, glorious words by JH and W Haden Blackman that tell the story of Hope and the 'Red' power she cannot control; of the jewel she stole from the evil Demond; and her loyal partner in crime Cor.  Oh, and did I mention 'Old Chicago?'  I am just two issues into this rollicking adventure filled with everything I have ever loved, I have a million questions, and I am hooked.” —David Mandel, Executive Producer of Veep

Echolands by W. Haden Blackman and JH Williams III is a high-stakes action/adventure in surrealist locales thick with reverb. It’s bustling with wayward characters and stars a hooded protagonist full of moxie, mirth and red magic. The bonus back matter is both counterpoint and secret code to the main story. Echolands is clearly their magnum opus.” —Shelly Bond, Editor of Bitter Root, The Sandman: Overture

“One of the most remarkable, innovative, and engrossing uses of the medium I’ve seen. From the rich cast, a story that hooks you from page one and drags you in, to the labyrinthine page layouts that turn your head inside out to read them. There are few comics that deliver a genuinely unique experience, but this one really does, feeling at times like a top down tabletop roleplaying game, and at others a trippy immersive VR story, but always with the bounce and ease of reading that you would expect from a great comic. The boundaries of a comic page are always waiting to be pushed, and Echolands does this masterfully, hinting at what might be possible, making us excited to turn the page.” —Leah MooreThe Doors: Morrison Hotel, Conspiracy of Ravens, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

Echolands is utterly gorgeous and completely compelling. A fabulous cast of characters, and a story that hits the ground running. I’m hooked, and I can’t wait for the next issue.” —Kat HowardBooks Of Magic, An Unkindness of Magicians

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