There is no question about my love of the comic book medium here on the PiercingMetal.com site and for the last couple of years I’ve been doing my best to keep the stuff in play in the minds of our readers that also enjoy the hobby. The downside is that comics are really pricey nowadays with some titles commanding about $3 an issue and with most fans reading between 3-6 titles a month this can get super expensive. Fortunately Image Comics has a great solution that will bring a bevy of issues into your hands for the mere price of one dollar each. They call this initiative “Image Firsts” and it brings you the first issue of a title and the only difference is that it’s a buck. Check out the official press copy from their website along with the rundown of titles being offered and then I will chime back in.
“Image Comics is pleased to announce the release of ten new Image Firsts editions, printings the first issues of popular series that only cost $1. Perfect for readers interested in trying out a variety of new series without feeling the effects on their wallet, these new releases will be available in stores on May 1, just in time to coincide with Free Comic Book Day.”
ALEX + ADA #1: A sci-fi drama set in the near future and perfect for fans of the TV show Fringe and the Spike Jonze film Her. The last thing in the world Alex wanted was an X5, the latest in realistic androids. But when Ada is dropped into his life, will Alex keep her? (by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn).
BLACK SCIENCE #1: Grant McKay, former member of The Anarchistic Order of Scientists, has finally done the impossible: he has deciphered Black Science and punched through the barriers of reality. But what lies beyond the veil is not epiphany, but chaos. Now Grant and his team are lost, living ghosts shipwrecked on an infinite ocean of alien worlds, barreling through the long-forgotten, ancient, and unimaginable dark realms. The only way is forward. The only question is how far are they willing to go, and how much can they endure, to get home again? (by Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera).
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