2017 will mark the 25th Anniversary of Image Comics and I am proud to say that I was one of the companies original supporters. I still remember hitting the local comic store when titles like “Youngblood”, “Spawn” and “Cyber Force” hit the shelves. My friends and I would buy several copies of each first issue of course since we were going to save them forever and be rich old me. Ahh memories. So anyway, in celebration of this awesome anniversary, Image has announced that three titles will have an issue on sale for $.25 and you can read about them below.
The Press Release:
Image Comics/Skybound is pleased to announce that THE WALKING DEAD #163 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, INVINCIBLE #133 by Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley and Nathan Fairbairn, and OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #25 by Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta, and Elizabeth Breitwieser, will all hit stores this February 2017 with a $0.25 price point in celebration of Image Comics’ 25th anniversary.
THE WALKING DEAD #163 begins an all-new story arc and readers are met with the aftermath of the Whisperer War.
Ryan Ottley returns as artist on INVINCIBLE #133 just as “THE END OF ALL THINGS” begins. This 12-part mega-story will touch every corner of the INVINCIBLE universe, and when it’s over… IT’S OVER. Every single story for the past 13 years has been leading up to this last finale story arc.
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #25 begins an all-new story arc as well and provides a major turning point in the series. New characters are introduced and big things are in store for Kyle Barnes as he’s faced with something he never could have prepared for—hope. Everything changes in this 25th issue, for $0.25, in celebration of the 25th anniversary.
THE WALKING DEAD #163 will be available on Wednesday, February 1st. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, January 9th. INVINCIBLE #133 will be available on Wednesday, February 15th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, January 23rd. OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #25 will be available on Wednesday, February 22nd. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, January 30th.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS: Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound 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: Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company specializing in television, comics, film, digital content, interactive, gaming, and merchandise. The company is led by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and his longtime producing and business partner David Alpert.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Here at the Metal Media Command HQ we love the free online comics AND the physical issues that bear a discounted price. It’s super cool because let’s face it, it’s very hard for a younger fan to appreciate the hobby when a single comic book issue is $3.99 each. Ten comics is the price of a video game nowadays and that is often where the kids head instead of the colorful illustrated page. The special anniversary celebration issues are the perfect place to get a new fan into the hobby and honestly, let’s you also have an additional “reading” copy if you are that collector. Of the three the only one I read is “The Walking Dead” but I must admit that I wait for the collected edition instead of the individual issues at this point. The earliest ones were already too expensive by the time I found the title of interest and now there is that little television show that blew up the popularity. Anyway, I will be making sure to ask my local comic shop to order me copies of these for the collection and perhaps I will even buy a few extras for presents of website giveaways. As I close this up what do you think of the discounted issues. Will you be adding them to your collection? I hope at the 25th Anniversary gets underway that we shall see some reprinted and discounted issues of the first titles that made this company what it is today. Let’s see what happens.
Official Website: http://www.imagecomics.com