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Happy 25th Anniversary To Image Comics (1992-2017)

Yes my comic book loving friends, Image Comics was launched 25 years ago today and that makes Feburary 1st, 2017 “Image Comics Day”. I’m sharing a press release that I received the other day that discusses some of the offerings to be found today and some of the company’s origin story so please read on below. After that I’ll toss in some of my own recollections about that point in history since I was a regular collector of numerous titles. Here we go.

The Press Release:
On February 1, 1992 seven comics superstars Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino came together to form their own company that would changed the landscape of comics forever. Current partners McFarlane, Valentino, Kirkman, Larsen, and Silvestri collectively have brought creator-owned comics to the forefront of industry change and, after 25 years of amazing storytelling freedom, Image is pleased to celebrate the milestone anniversary with Image Day—Feb. 1, 2017.

Image Comics wouldn’t have succeeded without the tremendous creativity and passion of its creators, the unwavering support of retailers, bookstores, and libraries, or the unbridled and unrelenting enthusiasm of the fans who show up each and every Wednesday to purchase Image titles. On Image Comics Day we celebrate together, nationwide, the exciting legacy that Image’s creator-owned publishing model has cultivated as we prepare for the next 25 years of amazing creator-owned comics to come.

There will be Image Comics promotions, giveaways, creator signings, social media events, and more—don’t miss out on all the festivities and check back to the events pages on imagecomics.com for more information and announcements about Image Comics Day celebrations near you. Join us for the single most anticipated day of the year, as we come together and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics—but more importantly, the 25 years of true creative freedom and history-making storytelling from the best writers and artists in the world. Find an Image Day event near you in the complete list below! – See more at: https://imagecomics.com/content/view/image-comics-day-at-local-comic-shops#sthash.TGeOGysl.dpuf

NEW YORK, New York – Forbidden Planet | 8:00 AM | 832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Cliff Chiang, Joe Harris, Brenden Fletcher, W. Maxwell Prince, Alex de Campi, Brandon Montclare, Cameron Stewart, Jason Katzenstein, Amy Reeder, Ivan Brandon, Karen Berger – See more at: https://imagecomics.com/content/view/image-comics-day-at-local-comic-shops#sthash.TGeOGysl.dpuf

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Back in the days when Image Comics was first announced, I was very heavy into the collecting of the weekly titles. It was shattering information because SO MANY of the Marvel Comics creative teams that my friends and I loved would be leaving titles that we looked forward to seeing their craft on each and every month. These were the long bygone days of the collectors purchasing a second, third and even fourth copy of a particular title. One for reading, one for posterity and the others to sell and make a mint off of at some point in the future. You’re laughing at my saying this but it was 100% truth. Somewhere in my storage unit lies a box that is packed from front to back with those earliest Image Comics issues from Spawn to Youngblood to WildC.A.T.S. to Shadowhawk. I pretty much collected them all when they first launched since each was so very unique and different to our eyes. Looking back on them I’d have to say that my very favorites were Spawn, Cyber Force and probably Shadowhawk. Alright Ill toss the fun of Savage Dragon in there as well since I didn’t miss an issue of that either. I’d keep up with Image Comics as a regular customer until the 2000’s when I slowed down completely based on finances being needed for other things as “Adulting” took over. Sigh. So, what were your favorites of the initial Image Comics releases? If you were collecting back in the day let me know your thoughts about this anniversary and what you loved about them. If you are more of a new collector of their stuff you can chime in as well with what you liked about them in the now. The comments section below is where you can add your three cents.

Please bear in mind that today is the anniversary of the company’s launch and the titles wouldn’t start coming out until a few months later. With so many of these reaching a 25th Anniversary along with this founding, you can count on several “Comic Book Milestone” posts right here on the website.

Official Website: http://www.imagecomics.com

Marvel Comics’ “True Believers” Get Their Deadpool On In January

Our brand new year is not only going to be loaded with lots of awesome music but also tons of great comic books and the film releases that relate to them. Just a few weeks ago we got the 2nd trailer for the upcoming “Deadpool” movie which you can check out on THIS LINK if you’ve not seen it already. That being said, the next installment of Marvel Comics “True Believers” offerings will deliver 10 “Deadpool” comics. Take a look at the press release and the covers below.

Logo - Deadpool

The Press Release:
This January, the “Merc With a Mouth” becomes the “Merc For a Buck” as Deadpool joins the True Believers family! Marvel is pleased to announce ten new TRUE BELIEVERS titles, available only in comic shops this January. Featuring some of Wade Wilson’s most unforgettable moments, experience these popular issues for the suggested retail price of $1. TRUE BELIEVERS are the perfect way for readers interested in Deadpool to try out some of his most iconic stories in recent memory. From his first appearance, to his origin to his recent nuptials, it’s never been easier to get caught up with these can’t miss Deadpool gems. Your window into Wade only costs a buck! Don’t miss these exciting TRUE BELIEVERS issues, on-sale throughout the month of January.

"True Believers: Deadpool" #1
“True Believers: Deadpool” #1

TRUE BELIEVERS: DEADPOOL #1 (Reprinting NEW MUTANTS #98).

"True Believers: Deadpool Origins" #1
“True Believers: Deadpool Origins” #1

TRUE BELIEVERS: DEADPOOL ORIGINS #1 (Reprinting WOLVERINE ORIGINS #25).
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Exploring NY Comic Con 2015; Day 3 – Part 2

Good morning my friends and welcome back to the visual recap of the 2015 NY Comic Con. I’m now up to the second chapter of the Day Three part of the adventuring which is the Saturday session and as historically confirmed is the busiest and most populated day of the massive event. I’ll begin with this charming Atlantean couple who you know as Aquaman and Mera. King and Queen of Atlantis. Welcome your Highness.

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Image Comics #1’s Coming In July 2015

Today is the official first day of the Comic Con International Convention or the San Diego Comic Con to most and while we are not going to be over on that coast covering the event, I did want to get in one more comic book solicitations narrative to help celebrate the occasion. As readers are already aware, I have been featuring DC Comics, Valiant Comics and Marvels solicits for over a year now and its high time to expand upon the premise. This narrative is our first ever dedicated focus to the new first issues coming out care of Image Comics. If you are a noob, this is the company that gave us “Spawn”, “Supreme”, “Youngblood” and many, many more. As with these other providers, the press copy is directly from their source and the artwork. I will speak about this to the best of my ability at the close. Let’s go.

"We Stand On Guard" #1
“We Stand On Guard” #1

WE STAND ON GUARD #1: SAGA writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN teams with artistic legend and MATRIX storyboard artist STEVE SKROCE for an action-packed military thriller that will have everyone talking. 100 years from now, a heroic band of Canadian civilians must defend their homeland from invasion…by the United States of America! The hyper-detailed combat between badass freedom fighters and giant f***ing robots begins with a spectacular 40-PAGE FIRST ISSUE for the regular price of just $2.99!

STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN; ART / COVER: STEVE SKROCE
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PiercingMetal Goes To NY Comic Con 2011: Day 2; Part 1

Friday was here and we were now at what amounted to the true beginning of the NY Comic Con for 2011. Yesterday’s preview that we managed to get during the Press, Professionals & VIP Ticket Holders day was great, but it was only a three hour tour of what was there and this event is not something that is easily digested in that amount of time by any stretch of the imagination. As mentioned in the first chapter of these adventures I will be breaking the days up into different parts to allow an easier manner of enjoyment. I snapped a lot of photos and the Press adventuring continues now.

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Once again joining me for the Con would be Skeleton Pete as he was mapping out his own coverage on his blog. The weather on Friday was being reported on the questionable side so we arrived at the Javits Center shortly after the doors to the tremendous space had been opened. As we walked down the street we witnessed a lot of the Cosplayers heading in the same direction and our first photo for the day was this charming Harley Quinn. She surprised me when she said she had remembered me and the website from the Emilie Autumn show that was back in February. Here we see her willing to hench for hugs and with a mini Joker.

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