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A New Ultramega Appears in Ultramega #4

A New Ultramega Appears in Ultramega #4
THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF A NEW ULTRAMEGA IN JAMES HARREN & DAVE STEWART’S ULTRAMEGA #4  


“An absolute powerhouse debut and easily the most ambitious and refined comic of 2021 thus far.” —ComicBook.com 

PORTLAND, Ore 05/20/2021 — Image/Skybound is pleased to unveil a  new A New Ultramega Appears in Ultramega #4variant cover and first look at interior art from Ultramega #4 by James Harren. This key upcoming issue continues the smash hit series—which has sold out of every issue so far—with the first appearance of a new Ultramega. 
 
Harren is the creator, writer, and artist of Ultramega, with Eisner award winning colorist Dave Stewart. In the world of Ultramega, a cosmic plague has spread and transformed everyday people into violent, monstrous kaiju. Only the Ultramega—three individuals imbued with incredible powers—hold the line against this madness.

Now, it’s the FIRST APPEARANCE of a new Ultramega… but with great power comes incredible horror and violence. It’s the NEW Ultramega vs Kaiju King for the future of humanity!  
 
This extra-length issue, features 46 story pages and powerful new variant covers from superstars Paul Pope and Mike Spicer, a Pride variant by Kris Anka, and B&W incentive versions of Harren, and Pope and Spicer’s, covers. 
 
Ultramega #4 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, June 16:  
  • Cover A by Harren (Diamond Code APR210344) 
  • Cover B by Pope & Spicer (Diamond Code APR210345) 
  • Cover C by Pope & Spicer B&W 1:5 incentive copy (Diamond Code FEB218442) 
  • Cover D by Harren B&W 1:10 incentive copy (Diamond Code FEB218443) 
  • Cover E Pride Variant by Anka (Diamond Code MAR219152)  
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.

The Me You Love in the Dark Coming from Image Comics in August

The Me You Love in the Dark Coming from Image Comics in August
SKOTTIE YOUNG & JORGE CORONA RETEAM FOR HAUNTING NEW SERIES THE ME YOU LOVE IN THE DARK THIS AUGUST

PORTLAND, Ore. 05/19/2021 — The bestselling creative team behind the Eisner Award The Me You Love in the Dark Coming from Image Comics in Augustnominated Middlewest—Skottie Young and Jorge Corona—reunite for a haunting new tale in, The Me You Love in the Dark. The new five issue miniseries is set to launch from Image Comics this August.

In this chilling new series an artist named Ro retreats from the grind of the city to an isolated old house to find solace and inspiration—but the muse within is not quite what she expected. 

“When Jorge and I were planning our follow up to Middlewest we both wanted to do a love story and a horror story. So, we decided to combine the two,” said Young in an exclusive on the announcement at Comic Book Resources. “Then, like Ro in the comic, I went and rented a creepy house, turned off the lights, lit some candles and started writing. I didn’t come out until I was done.”

Fans of Stephen King and Neil Gaiman will enjoy this beautiful, dark, and disturbing story of discovery, love, and terror.

Corona added: “After the amazing journey of Middlewest, Skottie and I wanted to take a stab at a more intimate story. Dark and moody, this book is an exploration into love and relationships, the highs and the lows, where fantasy meets reality to show the darkest corners of human nature."

The Me You Love in the Dark #1 (Diamond Code JUN210046) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 4. 

The Me You Love in the Dark #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.

Juneteenth Commemorative Cover for Bitter Root #14

Juneteenth Commemorative Cover for Bitter Root #14
BITTER ROOT #14 CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH WITH SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE COVER

PORTLAND, Ore. 05/18/2021 — The Eisner and Ringo Award winning series Juneteenth Commemorative Cover for Bitter Root #14Bitter Root by Chuck Brown, David F. Walker, and Sanford Greene will feature a special commemorative cover in celebration of Juneteenth. This Bitter Root #14 cover will feature new art by Greene and be in stores this June.

“Team Bitter Root has always been committed to acknowledging a very rich history within the work we do, and this commemorative Juneteenth cover is our way of celebrating an occasion that speaks to the heart and soul of what this series is about and the culture we honor,” said Walker.

Bitter Root is an ongoing comic book series following the Sangerye family, who once were known as the greatest monster hunters of all time and specialized in curing the souls of those infected by hate. But those days are fading. A terrible tragedy has claimed most of the family, leaving the surviving cousins divided between by the desire to cure monsters or to kill them. Now, though, there’s a new breed of monster loose on the streets of Harlem, and the Sangerye family must either come together or watch the human race fall to untold evil. 

The series is being adapted for film with Academy Award winning actress Regina King (director of the DGA Award, NAACP Image Award, and Academy Award nominated One Night in Miami) set to direct and produce.

Bitter Root #14 Cover A by Greene (Diamond Code APR210277) and Bitter Root #14 Cover B “Juneteenth” by Greene (Diamond Code APR210278) will both be available on Wednesday, June 23.

Bitter Root is also available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICSImage 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: The Walking Dead's Clementine and New Covers from Skybound X

First Look: The Walking Dead's Clementine and New Covers from Skybound X
A FIRST LOOK AT THE WALKING DEAD’S CLEMENTINE & NEW COVERS FROM SKYBOUND X

PORTLAND, Ore 05/17/2021 — On Friday at Skybound Xpo, Image/Skybound First Look: The Walking Dead's Clementine and New Covers from Skybound Xteased an early look at the first comic book appearance of Clementine (the star of the bestselling video game series Telltale's The Walking Dead) and revealed jaw-dropping cover art from the hotly anticipated Skybound Xweekly comic book event. Superstars including Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, Tillie Walden, Donny Cates, Joshua Williamson, Chip Zdarsky, James Harren, and Daniel Warren Johnson will contribute stories to this five issue limited series launching on Wednesday, July 7.

These freshly unveiled covers  include the main cover to Skybound X #2 spotlighting “Rick Grimes 2000” by Cliff Rathburn; the main cover to Skybound X #4 by Charlie Adlard featuring the Rick Grimes vs Negan battle you never expected; and the Skybound X #5 variant by Chris Schweizer bringing fans a behind-the-scenes look at The Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton!

If you want to know what to expect in Skybound’s next ten years, it all starts here with a celebration of the past, present… and the FUTURE! Each issue features a chapter of “Rick Grimes 2000,” the unforgettable story originally introduced in The Walking Dead #75, that reunites the Invincible team of Kirkman and Ottley! Plus, the first appearances of Everyday Hero Machine Boy, Sea Serpent’s Heir and more in this celebration of hit series like Excellence, Manifest Destiny, Ultramega, Assassin Nation, and more!

Skybound X #1  will be available at  comic book shops  and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, July 7, with subsequent issues releasing weekly:

  • Skybound X #1 Cover A by Ryan Ottley (Diamond Code MAY210037) 
  • Skybound X #1 Cover B by James Harren (Diamond Code MAY210038) 
  • Skybound X #1 Cover C by Tillie Walden (Diamond Code MAY210039) 
  • Skybound X #1 Cover D by Charlie Adlard (Diamond Code MAY210040) 
  • Skybound X #1 Cover E Blank Sketch Cover (Diamond Code MAY210041) 
     
  • 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 Vuong & Kniivila (Diamond Code MAY210044)
     
  • Skybound X #3 Cover A by Arthur Adams (Diamond Code MAY210045)
  • Skybound X #3 Cover B by Cory Walker (Diamond Code MAY210046) 
  • Skybound X #3 Cover C by Erica Henderson (Diamond Code MAY210047)
  • Skybound X #3 Cover D by Daniel Warren Johnson (Diamond Code MAY210048) 
     
  • Skybound X #4 Cover A by Charlie Adlard (Diamond Code MAY210049)
  • Skybound X #4 Cover B by Khary Randolph (Diamond Code MAY210050)
  • Skybound X #4 Cover C by Pablo Tunica (Diamond Code MAY210051)
     
  • Skybound X #5 Cover A by David Finch (Diamond Code MAY210052) 
  • Skybound X #5 Cover B by Chris Schweizer (Diamond Code MAY210053)
  • Skybound X #5 Cover C by Jason Howard (Diamond Code MAY210054)

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.

St. Mercy Coming in August - The Incan Empire vs The Wild West

St. Mercy Coming in August - The Incan Empire vs The Wild West
THE INCAN EMPIRE VS. THE WILD WEST IN UPCOMING MINISERIES ST. MERCY OUT THIS AUGUST

PORTLAND, Ore. 05/17/2021 — Fan-favorite writer John Zuur Platten (Jurassic World: Evolution, St. Mercy Coming in August - The Incan Empire vs The Wild WestThe Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena, Wanted: Weapons of Fate) teams up with artist Atilio Rojo for the upcoming action-packed revenge tale, St. Mercy. This all-new, four issue miniseries kicks off this August from Image/Top Cow. 

"I've always been fascinated by mythical stories of characters facing impossible odds, and in St. Mercy, I was able to explore this for two young heroines connected through time," said Platten. "Each must find the willpower to defy the evil and the powerful in the face of personal tragedy. And while St. Mercy has its roots in the tradition of classic westerns, things take a violent, bloody, and unexpected turn once the demonic children appear."

A tale of vengeful retribution, St. Mercy pits the Incan Empire against the American West—and features two strong, determined young women who must defy authority and ultimately embrace their destiny. Mercedes Oro is one of the surviving descendants of the Incans who has been charged with protecting a cache of cursed gold used in their child sacrifice rituals. 

But when an outlaw tries to steal the gold for his band of thieves, he unknowingly sets events in motion that will unleash an angry god who is willing to travel through the centuries to have what he desires.


Atilio added: "Well, I'm really enjoying the series. It has a lot of elements that I enjoy drawing. This project demands a different aesthetic treatment, which is always refreshing for me!"

St. Mercy #1 (Diamond Code JUN210074) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 25. 

St. Mercy #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.

Time Before Time, Time Travel SF Series, Launches In May

Time Before Time, Time Travel SF Series, Launches In May

TIME BEFORE TIME—A HIGH STAKES TIME TRAVEL SCIENCE FICTION SERIES SET TO LAUNCH THIS MAY


PORTLAND, Ore. 02/19/2021 — From the bestselling writer/artist Declan Shalvey Time Before Time, Time Travel SF Series, Launches In May(Bog Bodies) and Write It In Blood team Rory McConville and Joe Palmer comes an all new science fiction story in Time Before Time. This ongoing time travel series will launch from Image Comics this May.

Best described as Criminal meets Back to the Future and Looper, this high octane, extra-length debut issue will feature an alternate cover by artist John Paul Leon. 

"I loved what this team did on Write It In Blood so I'm really excited to take that crew and work on something more ambitious," said Shalvey in an exclusive scoop on the announcement at IGN. "This is a book with miles of potential, brilliantly realized by Joe Palmer and Chris O'Halloran. Their work to me, looks like the baby of Aeon Flux and Hellboy. I think readers will enjoy the gorgeous pages, but also the core story that follows Tatsuo into a more and more complicated set of troubles. With Time Before Time, Rory and myself get to write a crime drama that's injected with even more dramatic twists and the compelling visuals that sci-fi provides."

In Time Before Time, it’s the year 2140, and to escape a world with no future, many turn to the Syndicate, a criminal organization who, for the right price, will smuggle you back in time to a better life. After working for the Syndicate for years, Tatsuo and Oscar decide to steal one of their boss’s time machines—but soon find that the one thing you can’t run from is your past.

McConville told IGN: "It’s been great to reunite with the Write It In Blood team, as well as collaborating with Declan, whose work I’ve been a huge fan of for years. Time travel stories are my favourite type of sci-fi and getting to write one with so many twists and turns is incredibly thrilling. Joe and Chris continue to be a fantastic combo and I can’t wait for people to see some of the eye-popping pages they’ve been working on."

"In Time Before Time, Declan and Rory have written a time hopping adventure in which the past can’t be altered, so the emotional stakes are always high," said Palmer. "The whole team has put a lot of love into this book, and I’m really excited for readers to be able to get their hands on it. Buckle up, because this wild ride goes all over the place."

Time Before Time #1 Cover A by Shalvey (Diamond Code MAR210037) and Time Before Time #1 Cover B by John Paul Leon (Diamond Code MAR210038)will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 12.

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

Early praise for Time Before Time

"Achingly good. This book crackles with the unique energy of a creative team that knows exactly what it's trying to do, and pulls it off with exhilarating levels of skill. Time-traveling criminals fighting gang wars across millennia, done in the smartest possible way. Love it." —Charles Soule, Undiscovered Country, Curse Words

“The most fun, inventive, razor sharp crime adventure I’ve read in years. Jump in and hang on, it doesn’t get better than this.” —Darcy Van Poelgeest, Little Bird, forthcoming Precious Metal

"A unique, high-concept mash-up of time travel and crime story, with beautiful craftsmanship from the entire creative team. If you love comics like Criminal and movies like Looper, run don't walk to your local comic shop to grab this book!" —Robbie Thompson, Meet The Skrulls, Suicide Squad

“Right up there with Looper, Primer and 12 Monkeys—whip smart, engaging and timeless.” —Kyle Higgins, Radiant Black, Ultraman

"A time travelling crime thriller with an endearing protagonist caught in machinations bigger than himself. Declan, Rory and Joe have crafted a timeless crime story set across all of time and told with style and panache!" —Ram V, Swamp Thing, Blue In Green

“Shreds the tropes of time travel down to the raw bone and gives you a lean and mean corkscrew tale of hardbitten survival through centuries, where years act like stash houses and the future and past bleed together into a harrowing present that marches ever forward, forever unforgiving.” —Christopher CantwellIron Man, Halt and Catch Fire

ABOUT IMAGE COMICSImage 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.

Todd McFarlane's Spawn 2021 Announced

Todd McFarlane's Spawn 2021 Announced
TODD MCFARLANE ANNOUNCES FOR 2021, HIS NEW ATTEMPT AT 
CREATING A SHARED UNIVERSE OF COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS


That will grow into a global brand by recruiting an all-star line-up of creators & expanding his Spawn empire

PORTLAND, Ore. 02/18/2021 — Image Comics' President Todd McFarlane announced his Todd McFarlane's Spawn 2021 Announcedbold attempt at creating his own multi-character, interconnected comic book universe. His stated goal is to establish a shared fictional universe over time in the vein of what the other comic industry giants, Marvel, and DC Comics, have accomplished with their comic book universes.

The announcement was given by McFarlane during a first look presentation at the Direct Market Retailers at the Annual ComicsPRO Conference.

The character Spawn, created by McFarlane, will be at the forefront of the initial launch of new titles, but the long-term goal is that Spawn will become but one of many characters that will succeed not only in the comics industry but in many mediums across the globe.

McFarlane will capitalize on the twenty-eight-year success story of Spawn, which has seen sales increase between 150 to 600% from pre-pandemic orders. The Spawn title currently is a top five monthly selling title on the Diamond Distributors Top 100 Chart. Recently, a 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. That figure was also recently awarded the prestigious People's Choice 2021 Toy Of The Year (TOTY) by The Toy Association, Inc.

As part of his announcement, McFarlane announced four new titles coming out in 2021, with three of them continuing on as regular monthly titles, meaning that there will be an opportunity for fans of the Spawn character and his new expanding world to get their stories from it on a weekly basis instead of just twelve times a year.

"The simple question is this: DC Comics started a shared universe in the late 1930s. Marvel Comics began theirs in the early 1960s… so, can lightning strike a third time beginning in 2021? I personally do not have the answer to that question right now, but the only way to get an answer to that question is to make the attempt in the first place," said McFarlane.

"This is a long-intended plan that will need the help of dozens and dozens of creators to help create hundreds and hundreds of characters. And then to reward those creators if any of their ideas pay off in a big way outside of the comic industry. The quest isn't to have our ideas exclusively live in the comic book industry but to have merit and value outside of that industry as well. My character Spawn has been an example of what can happen with creation… so, what are the possibilities if hundreds of creations are brought together? Marvel and DC Comics have shown us that a collective group of characters, together, in a shared universe can resonate globally. I think it is time for David to attempt to join the same arena as the Goliaths of the world."

In June, in what McFarlane is calling "2021 the year of Spawn," comic retailers will be able to order Spawn's Universe #1. This will be a book that will set the stage with a story that will then spill out into the other new monthly titles. The first title will release in August with a book called King Spawn #1. The character Spawn will now join the rare company of stalwart characters, like Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man, that will have multiple monthly books for the same title character. It will also mark the first time in twenty-eight years that anyone can buy a monthly issue #1 Spawn book. Giving McFarlane hope of reaching a new generation of readers that missed out on the initial launch of the Spawn back in 1992.

In October comes the second new monthly called Gunslinger Spawn. This title character has been a huge hit among the fanbase the past year and each of his appearances has garnered enthusiasm at the stores and online.

Finally, there will be a new #1 team book, which will band five characters together to fight against forces too big for any of them to take on alone. That book is titled The Scorched. Spawn, Redeemer, Gunslinger, Medieval Spawn and She-Spawn begin the group’s adventures, but McFarlane promises a rotating cast of heroes over the coming months to keep the roster of heroes fresh. He also said that he will be bringing in new major villains into the fold, too.

To lend a creative hand on some of this expanding list of titles, McFarlane has recruited. An all-star list of comic book creators such as Art Adams, Jason Shawn Alexander, Carlo Barberi, Brett Booth, J. Scott Campbell, Greg Capullo, Donny Cates, Jim Cheung, Mike del Mundo, Javier Fernandez, David Finch, Jonathan Glapion, Kevin Keane, Aleš Kot, Puppeteer Lee, Sean Lewis, Sean Gordon Murphy, Ben Oliver, Stephen Segovia, Paulo Siqueira, Marc Silvestri, Marcio Takara, and Frank Quitely, as well as others he will be announcing in the coming months.

All of this just continued to build on the mythology of Spawn and his world. The original Spawn book is one of the world's bestselling and longest-running comics, with over 100 million copies sold in more than 120 countries. 

In 2019, McFarlane made history with the release of the historic Spawn #300 and record-breaking Spawn #301. These milestones have earned McFarlane the Guinness World Records title for the world's longest-running creator-owned comic book series. Spawn #300 became the second highest selling comic title and was also the only character to place two of its issues in the Top 11 for highest-selling issues for that year.

A new movie of Spawn is currently in development with BlumHouse Studios, Jamie Foxx, and Jeremy Renner, all attached to the project as McFarlane will be making his directorial debut on the film when it goes into production.

For more information, visit: www.mcfarlane.com
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ABOUT IMAGE COMICSImage 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 SPAWN AND LEGENDARY ARTIST & SPAWN CREATOR TODD MCFARLANE
Todd McFarlane's Spawn is one of the world's best-selling and longest-running monthly independent comic books, with hundreds of millions sold worldwide in more than 120 countries. 2019 marked the year that legendary artist Todd McFarlane made history with the release of the historic Spawn #300 and record-breaking Spawn #301. These milestones have earned McFarlane the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the longest-running creator-owned superhero comic book series in the world. 

Todd McFarlane's Spawn was one of the best-selling comic titles for all of 2019!  Spawn was the only title to have 2 issues in the Top 11! Spawn #300 claimed the #2 spot, according to Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics and graphic novels. The World Record Breaking Spawn #301 placed #11 on the list of more than 8000 books published in 2019.  Also, the comic became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a live-action feature film that grossed more than $100 million.

McFarlane established himself as a force in the entertainment world. McFarlane has won 2 Grammy nominations, 2 Emmys Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards, 1 Canadian MuchMusic Award, and more than 150 International awards in the fields of action figures, comic books, and publishing.  
 
Spawn and all related characters and elements © & ™ TMP

Home Comic to Feature Jacoby Salcedo Variant Covers

Home Comic to Feature Jacoby Salcedo Variant Covers
FORTHCOMING HOME COMIC TO FEATURE SPECIAL SERIES OF JACOBY SALCEDO VARIANT COVERS

PORTLAND, Ore. 02/18/2021 — The upcoming series Home by writer Julio Anta (Frontera) Home Comic to Feature Jacoby Salcedo Variant Coversand artist Anna Wieszczyk will boast a special, collectible series of variant covers featuring artwork by the lauded Jacoby Salcedo. 

Salcedo is a longtime collaborator with Anta. They’ve previously worked together on “The Price of Freedom,” “Between Two Worlds,” and “Balseros,” mini comics which were published in anthologies like COVID Chronicles and magazines like Panel X Panel. The pair have a forthcoming graphic novel together, Frontera, slated for 2023 with HarperAlley.

There will be a Salcedo variant available for each issue of the five-issue miniseries in stores this April. 

The new series Home explores the real-world implications of a migrant with extraordinary powers, and will launch from Image Comics in April.

Home follows a young boy who is torn away from his mother while seeking asylum at the U.S. border, just as something begins to change in him. He doesn’t know it yet, but it’s the onset of superhuman abilities that will change his life forever. 

Home #1 Cover A by Sterle (Diamond Code FEB210032), Home #1 Cover B by Salcedo (Diamond Code DEC209048) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 14.

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

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.

Afua Richardson's Aquarius: The Book of Mer Coming in May 2021

Afua Richardson's Aquarius: The Book of Mer Coming in May 2021
BLACK PANTHER’S AFUA RICHARDSON TO LAUNCH SPLASHY NEW SERIES AQUARIUS: THE BOOK OF MER THIS MAY

PORTLAND, Ore. 02/18/2021 — Eisner Award winning talent Afua Richardson Afua Richardson's Aquarius: The Book of Mer Coming in May 2021(Black Panther: World of Wakanda, HBO’s Lovecraft County) will take a deep dive into mythology with the forthcoming series, Aquarius: The Book of Mer. This all-new, quarterly series from Image Comics is set to make waves in May. 

A visionary new comic, Aquarius: The Book of Mer is a modern retelling of mermaid myths and legends from all over the world. In 1983 Harlem, something surfaces from the haunted lake of Astara's dreams. She’s plagued by visions of Ancestors, monsters, and Merfolk. What will she sacrifice to finally have peace? 

Aquarius: The Book of Mer will also feature an alternate cover by David Mack (Kabuki) and be accompanied by music for an unique storytelling experience.

"I like to look into the origins of things and find what is knowable of our history philosophy, and metaphors that may represent natural phenomena," said Richardson in an exclusive scoop at ComicBook.com. "When looking into the origins of mermaids there seemed to be such a vast culture stretching everywhere I looked. Each land having a flood myth with common themes of half human half aquatic beings that pulled on the strings of nature and the emotions of humans. Where did it come from? What were their names and characteristics? It’s so easy to find what separates us these days. Leave it up to legend to reveal the rivers of our mythologies share a common source of inspiration."

Aquarius: The Book of Mer #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 19. 

Aquarius: The Book of Mer #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

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.

Savage Dragon #259 becomes North Force #0 This May

Savage Dragon #259 becomes North Force #0 This May
SAVAGE DRAGON IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH THIS MAY


PORTLAND, Ore. 02/17/2021 — In response to popular Savage Dragon fandom Savage Dragon #259 becomes North Force #0 This Maydemand, Image Comics partner Erik Larsen will rework and reformat Savage Dragon #259 for release this May as North Force #0

North Force #0 is a new presentation of the highly collectible issue in the long running series and will shine a spotlight on an all-new Canadian super team. Letters pages and funnies have been replaced with bios for team members. The Canadian super-team North Force is looking to recruit a new member to their team: Malcolm Dragon.

"When North Force was introduced in Savage Dragon #255 I knew they were something special and reader response has been overwhelming," said Larsen. "This representation of Savage Dragon #259 focuses on the team in a more in depth fashion with bio pages and more!"

North Force #0 (Diamond Code MAR210085) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 5. 

North Force #0 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

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.
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