Image Comics fans who’ve been reading their titles for a long, long, long time might remember this original issuing of “Splitting Image” and if not, you will get your chance to finally enjoy this parody as it receives a reprinting on the company’s 25th Anniversary. Dig into the press release and the cover image below. I’ll close out with added editorial notes.
The Press Release:
Image Comics is pleased to present the never-before-reprinted parody of the company’s formation—SPLITTING IMAGE. This 80-page title by Don Simpson with with colors by Hilary Jenkins, skewers the Image Comics company formation and pokes fun at the artists who founded it.
“We thought the occasion of our 25th Anniversary was as good a time as any to revisit our past with tongue planted firmly in cheek and sense of humor in tact!” said co-founder and Image Comics partner and Vice-President Jim Valentino. “A piece of history at your fingertips (now go wash your hands!)”
SPLITTING IMAGE will also feature tons of special bonus content that fans won’t want to miss out on, including: the normalman-MEGATON MAN SPECIAL by Simpson, co-founder and Image Comics partner and Vice-President Jim Valentino, Larry Marder, and Bob Burden. SPLITTING IMAGE will hit stores on Wednesday, April 26th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, March 27th.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m pretty sure that I have at least two copies of this in one of my long boxes in my storage container because when Image Comics launched I was as you say “all in” and not only snagging a copy of the new first issues but also a second and sometimes a third. The logic was that you bought one for your collection and one to sell and of course one to read since the one for your collection was NEVER the reading copy. Ahh the simpler times of Comic Book Geekdom. As this new year 2017 manifests more and more I will be posting a lot of Image Comics related topics since the company reaches such a milestone this year. Stay tuned for that stuff along with the general monthly solicitations.
Official Website: http://www.imagecomics.com