RAPID-FIRE PRINTINGS FOR KILL OR BE KILLED Every issue sent back to print
Comics will be rushing every released issue of KILL OR BE KILLED—the
hot new series from Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Elizabeth
Breitweiser—back to print in order to keep up with overwhelming customer
demand. The breakout hit from the creative team behind the Eisner
Award-winning THE FADE OUT series made headlines with critics and fans
alike raving about this mind-bending thrill ride.
As an added bonus, the 4th printing of issue #1 will feature a new cover by award-winning artist David Aja (Immortal Iron Fist, Hawkeye).
"Sean and Bettie and I are all blown away by the crazy response to this
series so far, and hopefully these new printings will mean those readers
who keep missing out will be able to find it," said Brubaker.
KILL OR BE KILLED follows a young man who is forced to kill bad people
and how he struggles to keep his secret as it slowly ruins his life and
the lives of his friends and loved ones.
KILL OR BE KILLED is also 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.
KILL OR BE KILLED #1, 4th printing (Diamond Code SEP168236), KILL OR BE
KILLED #2, 3rd printing (Diamond Code SEP168237), KILL OR BE KILLED #3,
2nd printing (Diamond Code SEP168238), and KILL OR BE KILLED #4 (Diamond
Code SEP160734) will all be available on Wednesday, November 16th. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, October 24th.
CURSE WORDS CASTS ITS SPELLNew series from Soule and Browne set to launch in January 2017
Bestselling writer Charles Soule (Daredevil, Death of Wolverine, Star Wars)
and artist Ryan Browne (GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS) team up for an all-new
ongoing series CURSE WORDS, set to launch from Image Comics in January
the series, a wizard appears one day in New York City, claiming he's
here to protect the planet from dark magical forces bent on its
destruction. The world falls in love with Wizord and his slick sorcerous
ways - after all, we've never had a wizard before. Everything's great!
But it's not. Wizord is actually fleeing an extremely dark past, and
it's only a matter of time before that evil comes calling. CURSE WORDS
is a gonzo modern fantasy, full of shadows, light… and magic.
"Ryan Browne and I wanted to create a series where literally anything
could happen, and giving the story a magical framework lets us do that,”
said Soule. “Curse Words constantly surprises me
with what happens next, and I'm writing the thing. Ultimately, it's the
story of a man trying to be good in a world that wants him to be
bad—but it's also got a talking koala. That's Curse Words.
Deep, wrenching, relatable character beats mixed with some of the most
wonderful, strangest things you've ever seen in a comic. Even better,
it's all drawn by the Incredible Ryan Browne—so you know it's pretty."
Browne added: "Thank goodness for Charles' words. I would buy Him writing the phone book. I draw. But His words! So good."
CURSE WORDS is Lord of the Rings meets Breaking Bad. A
color-saturated, anything-goes dark fantasy romp about the coolest,
most charming evil wizard you've ever met in your life. It is, in a
CURSE WORDS #1 Cover A by Browne (Diamond Code NOV160537) and Cover B by Skottie Young (Diamond Code NOV160538) hits stores on Wednesday, January 18th. The final order cutoff for comics retailers is Monday, December 19th.
100 BULLETS CREATORS SERVE UP HIT IN MOONSHINEThe first issue of the buzz-worthy title sent back to print “As darkly beautiful and engrossing as you'd expect from Azzarello & Risso…with a kick as strong as the best corn liquor.”
Image Comics is pleased to announce that author Brian Azzarello (ALPHA KING) and artist Eduardo Risso, the New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award winning creative team that redefined the crime genre with 100 Bullets,
have served up another hit with MOONSHINE. The first issue is being
rushed back to print in order to keep up with increasing customer
Set during Prohibition, and deep in the backwoods of Appalachia,
MOONSHINE #1 tells the story of Lou Pirlo, a city-slick “torpedo” sent
from New York City to negotiate a deal with the best moonshiner in West
Virginia, one Hiram Holt. What Lou doesn’t figure on is that Holt is
just as cunning and ruthless as any NYC crime boss. Because not only
will Holt do anything to protect his illicit booze operation, he’ll stop
at nothing to protect a much darker family secret...a bloody,
supernatural secret that must never see the light of day… or better
still, the light of the full moon.
MOONSHINE #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.
MOONSHINE #1, 2nd printing (Diamond Code SEP168239), MOONSHINE #2 Cover A
by Risso (Diamond Code SEP160739), and MOONSHINE #2 Cover B by Dave
Johnson (Diamond Code SEP160740) will be available on Wednesday, November 16th. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, October 24th.
Select praise for MOONSHINE:
“Moonshine #1 is damn near perfect. 5 out of 5!” —Nerdist
“An engrossing, tightly plotted introduction to their latest creator-owned saga.” —IGN
“Shows Azzarello at what he does best, kicking ass and taking names… You won’t be disappointed.” —Fangoria
“When a blockbuster creative team reunites to work on a new project, the results are often magic. That is the case in Moonshine.” —TFAW.com blog
“As darkly beautiful and engrossing as you'd expect from Azzarello & Risso… with a kick as strong as the best corn liquor.”
"Azzarello and Risso go for the jugular with Moonshine's bloody
tale of bootleggers, gangsters, and monsters both human and inhuman.
But the silver bullet here is Risso's elegant use of color. Already a
master of black and white, he somehow makes his art even creepier and
more unsettling.” —Cliff Chiang
"The moody and tense storytelling Azzarello and Risso got famous for in 100 Bullets only increases with Moonshine. And with Risso doing his own coloring, his art has never been more seductive. More addictive than forbidden booze.” —Fábio Moon
"Moonshine delivers the goods, gets the readers hooked and craving for more. Azzarello and Risso did it again!” —Gabriel Bá
"Gangster noir, mysterious horror, and a dash of southern gothic by two
masters of the craft, and the special magic that ignites when they work
together. With bold and brazen writing by Brian Azzarello and crisp,
delectable art and color by Eduardo Risso, Moonshine is an intoxicating brew. Drink up!" —Karen Berger, DC’s Vertigo imprint founder, Editor on Surgeon X
“Incredible art and writing from two of the best creators in comics.
Plus two of my favourite subjects… booze and werewolves all in one book!
A winner!” —Tula Lotay
“Moonshine brings me back to that first time reading an Azzarello and Risso book. And Risso coloring himself adds a stark new beauty.”
“Rewriting the book on raw, visceral cool, Moonshine drags you kicking and screaming into the underbelly of Appalachian Gothic. A seedy, rich, mountain-style memento mori.” —Steve Orlando
“A dark and unrelenting story that will suck you into another time and place. It’s Miller's Crossing meets Deliverance. Azzarello and Risso bring the goods as they always do!” —Amy Chu
“Moonshine by Azzarello & Risso for Image Comics is a book that makes me wish I had thought of it first!! RECOMMENDED!” —Francisco Francavilla
Only a day after the cover was revealed, Marvel and Midtown Comics have
decided to pull its retailer exclusive “Invincible Iron Man” #1 variant
that portrays Riri Williams in what some interpret to be a sexualized
depiction of the character. The cover, by J. Scott Campbell, drew some
criticism from fans and creators for its portrayal of the teen hero.
Horror, Sci-fi & More! article writer Paul Campbell has chimed in with his own feelings toward this issue.
"There has been an uproar about the "now pulled" variant cover of Iron
Man #1. This isn't because there are obscenities plastered about or
something like that but for the fact that Riri Williams (15 yr old
super genius) is dressed arguably scantly clad. In comic tradition this
wouldn't normally be a problem but once again she is 15 yrs old, and in
laymen's terms, underage. If the problem
really comes down the over sexuality of a although fictional but
underage girl. The artist J.Scott Campbell is very well known for
constructing pin up models, which would explain his approach to the
initial cover. However, once the firestorm started, it was quickly
pulled with the agreement from Marvel and Midtown comics before anything
could be blown out of proportion. There shouldn't be a problem as long
as riri looks more like a superhero as she should and less like a pinup
model. As long as the artists draw the heroes as they are...heroes,
rather than models the overall purpose should be serviced and properly