Image Announces 6 New Series and 5 Sequels In April
Image has announced the release of six new series in April, and a return to 5 series that were previously published, some that were announced at Image Expo earlier this month. If your curious what I’m looking forward to the most out of this list i would have to say the exciting conclusion to the Luther Strode trilogy, The Legacy of Luther Strode. This features art from one of the most exciting and unique artists in the business Tradd Moore, who you recently may have seen drawing Ghost Rider, and written by Justin Jordan, who’s creator owned work I always look forward to reading. I also have been enjoying Punks so far, and an issue where 20% of the proceeds will be donated to CBLDF, a charity which helps out the rights of comic creators, is a great reason to support comics and check out a fun series if you haven’t already. Although despite me only mentioning those specific titles, I more than likely will be trying out majority of these, since Image has been absolutely killing it the last couple of years, putting out such a great output of books that i can in all honesty say, 80 percent of what I read from them turns out being good if not great.
Solicitation details and cover images are found below…
STORY: TODD McFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN
ART / COVER: CLAYTON CRAIN
APRIL 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
What if the MOST DANGEROUS man on Earth was also the one trying to do the MOST GOOD?
The world is real. The people are normal. And then he appears!
A man appears with no background, no memory, and no place to call home. But he has powers. Powers that seem resemble those we learned about in Sunday School. Could it be?! Is it possible that this man is much, much more than that? Is it possible that he is our “SAVIOR” in the flesh? And if he is, then why doesn’t he know who he is or how he got his powers?
Strip away the spandex and trappings of the traditional comic superhero and ask yourself the simple question of, “How would I react if GOD suddenly appeared in front of me, but everything we had been taught about him seem out of whack?” What you would have left, beyond your own doubts, is the presence of a man who has to deal with the fact that his appearance in the world is seen as both a blessing and a curse.
Some will see him as a hero; a messiah. Other will see him as an enemy because there isn’t room for a person with god-like powers to disrupt the status quo of what we already believe. Some will rally behind him. Others will denounce him. But none of us will be able to ignore him.
STORY: CHIP ZDARSKY
ART / COVER: KAGAN McLEOD
APRIL 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50
A space expedition goes horribly wrong because if it didn’t there would be no story! Reluctant explorer Keith Kanga and his crew crash land on KAPTARA, a world filled with danger and weird danger and dangerous weirdos! And if he can’t survive, then Earth, the place where YOU live, is doomed!
Join CHIP ZDARSKY (Sex Criminals the Duck) and KAGAN McLEOD (Infinite Kung Fu) as they put the “fi” back into “sci-fi” and pretty much disregard the “sci” part in this epic story of punching and love!
NO MERCY #1
STORY: ALEX de CAMPI
ART / COVER: CARLA SPEED McNEIL
APRIL 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
It was just a trip, before college. Build schools in a Central American village; get to know some of the other freshmen. But after tragedy strikes, a handful of once-privileged US teens must find their way home in a cruel landscape that at best doesn’t like them, and at worst, actively wants to kill them.
STORY: KURTIS J. WIEBE
ART / COVER: JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS
APRIL 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Former fighter pilot Dillon Carpenter found everything he wanted when he returned from the Vietnam War. A loving partner, a dream career training with NASA to travel through space, and soon, he will learn, a prime candidacy for a secret mission, one that will forever change the world: First Contact. But as Dillon prepares, his war trauma returns and he’s haunted by dark visions of his future. There is but one constant; the voice whispering from the stars.
A sci-fi psychological body horror series from the writer of RAT QUEENS and the artist of SHELTERED.
STORY: JONATHAN TSUEI & ERIC CANETE
ART / COVER: ERIC CANETE
APRIL 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
Sought after by elements from her violent past, fugitive and assassin Rain Oshiro has just 24 hours to escape a barricaded city while trying to evade a military force determined to either capture or kill her.
THE TITHE #1 (of 4)
STORY: MATT HAWKINS
ART / COVER A: RAHSAN EKEDAL
COVER B: RAHSAN EKEDAL
APRIL 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
A heist story unlike any before! Mega-churches are being robbed for millions of dollars by a crusader hacker group known as Samaritan who is giving the money to causes they deem more worthy. This modern day “Robin Hood” is being pursued by two FBI agents who actually admire their quarry but want to stop the theft before it escalates.
JUPITER’S CIRCLE #1
STORY: MARK MILLAR
ART: WILFREDO TORRES
COVERS A / B: FRANK QUITELY
COVER C: BILL SIENKIEWICZ
COVER D: GORAN PARLOV
APRIL 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
The most celebrated superheroes in mid-century America seem to have it all — fame, riches, adoration — but tensions simmer beneath the glossy surface, threatening to crack open the secrets behind their public AND private exploits. Before the family dynasty in JUPITER’S LEGACY began, there was JUPITER’S CIRCLE — a story about a team whose personal dramas collide with super-powered spectacle!
IXth GENERATION HIDDEN FILES #1
STORY: MATT HAWKINS
ART / COVER A: STJEPAN SEJIC
COVER B: STJEPAN SEJIC
APRIL 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
An in-depth look at the realistic science of IXth GENERATION focusing on transhumanism, cybernetic enhancement, and genetic alteration in this dossier-style book featuring new art by STJEPAN SEJIC.
LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE #1
STORY: JUSTIN JORDAN
ART / COVER: TRADD MOORE & FELIPE SOBREIRO
APRIL 1 / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Luther Strode returns.
For five years, Luther Strode and Petra have been on the run. Now the time for running is over, and the Murder Cult is going down. The road to Cain starts here.
JUSTIN JORDAN (SPREAD) and TRADD MOORE (All-New Ghost Rider) bring back Luther and Petra for their final adventure. The last chapter in the hit trilogy begins NOW.
Special double-sized issue!
’68: BAD SIGN (ONE-SHOT)
STORY: MARK KIDWELL
ART: RICHARD BONK & JAY FOTOS
COVER A: NAT JONES, KYLE CHARLES, & JAY FOTOS
COVER B: RICHARD BONK & JAY FOTOS
APRIL 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
In December of 1968, a violent, random serial killer launched a spree of terror on the San Francisco area. On February 13th…the living dead rose and turned the entire world into a slaughterhouse. Now, hidden away in a derelict warehouse deep in the butchertown district, a human monster continues his bloody work, taunting the few remaining cops and hunting humans without fear in a city of the damned.
PUNKS THE COMIC – CBLDF SPECIAL
STORY: JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
ART / COVER: KODY CHAMBERLAIN
APRIL 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $4.99
EVERY RULE OF THE COMIC CODE WILL BE BROKEN IN THESE 32 PAGES. To say thanks for the assured mutual destruction, 20% of all profits will be donated to the CBLDF. Help support an amazing cause and be seduced by the innocent. Or corrupted by the corrupt. Either/or.
Source: Bleeding Cool