Okay my friends, I am back with one more chapter from the Day One visuals from the 2018 New York Comic Con. We’ve seen a lot of awesome stuff so far and if you are just joining us you should really click HERE first to enjoy all of the chapters that preceded this one. I will continue along in The Block which was where I left off. As with the preceding chapters, I am not talking continuously and only as inspired. In addition to some cool vendors we have a lot of awesome cosplayers in this installment.
The Press Release:
Image Comics will return to New York City this year for NYCC on Thursday, October 4th through Sunday, October 7th. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the http://www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.
LIMITED* CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#1444):
Blackbird #1- $10 + tax
Dead Rabbit #1 – $10 + tax
JesusFreak Ashcan – $1 + tax
Deadly Class #1 – FREE with any purchase at the Image booth
Exorsisters #1 Ashcan – available at Artist Alley table #D16
Infinite Dark #1 – available at Top Cow booth #AA-G20
God Country HC – Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw – $35 + tax
A.D. After Death HC – Jeff Lemire, Scott Snyder – $35 + tax
Monstress Volume 2 HC – Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda – $35 + tax
Monstress Volume 3 HC – Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda – $35 + tax
Kill or Be Killed HC – Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips – $35 + tax
Seven to Eternity HC – Rick Remender, Jerome Opeña – $35 + tax
Ice Cream Man HC – W Maxwell Prince, Martín Morazzo – $35 + tax
VS HC – Iván Brandon and Esád Ribic – $35 + tax
* Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.
BLACK SCIENCE statue, $150 (+tax)*
“I Believe in Comics” T-shirt, sm-xxxl, $24.99 (+tax)
“I Believe in Comics” tote bag, $12.00 (+tax)
DEADLY CLASS lapel pins, $10 (+tax)
* Limited quantity available for sale at the Image booth.
Continue reading Image Comics Shares NY Comic Con 2018 Schedule & Signings
Hey my fellow comic book fans, I am back with another interesting crop of variant cover editions and this time its the colorists that will be getting the love as a number of hot industry names take on the cover of an issue of “Spawn”. Read on down below and check out the stuff provided to us by Image Comics PR.
The Press Release:
PORTLAND, OR, 04/03/2018 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal the black and white SPAWN #286 cover artwork by legendary artist Todd McFarlane and the seven Colorist Appreciation variants that display the high impact of colorists on the artistic medium.
A selection of bestselling colorists — Moreno Dinisio, Frank Martin, Matthew Wilson, Owen Gieni, Annalisa Leoni, Nikos Koutsis, Jean-Francois Beaulieu — each put their own spin on the same McFarlane cover for these #WeBelieve in Colorists variants, and each cover displays their radically different techniques and stunning results.
“Colorists’ important contributions to our medium cannot be overstated, and even the best artwork can benefit from the involvement of just the right colorist,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “When I’m watching pages come in for a comic from the first pitch to the finished project, it’s often when the colorist gets involved that the book really begins to take shape, when the personality of the artwork and the storytelling really shine through. Once upon a time, colorists were just the last stop on the production train, but today, colorists are essential and trusted collaborators—often moving with artists or writer/artist teams from project to project. Every colorist has their own voice, and there’s no better way to highlight just how different finished artwork can look than by showing off the handiwork of seven different colorists and how their approach has impacted a single piece of artwork. We’re all thrilled with the result, and we hope you’re equally excited to see how the same artwork can look in the hands of multiple colorists.”
Continue reading Image Unveils “Spawn” #286 “We Believe In Colorists” Variants
Folks who’ve been reading our explorations of the American International Toy Fair convention each year know full well that we are BIG fans of the folks at McFarlane Toys and always make it a point to see what they have coming out when we catch up with them at their booth. This news arrived recently from their offices and since its some super cool stuff I am sharing it with you now. Check it out.
The Press Release:
Tempe, Ariz., Stardate – May 22, 2017 – McFarlane Toys has signed a toy license deal with CBS Consumer Products to create figures, role play weapons and accessories for the new Star Trek: Discovery television series. In addition, McFarlane Toys will also create merchandise from the entire Star Trek universe, ranging from the iconic classic television series Star Trek: The Original Series to the legendary films.
The initial line will highlight two of the most iconic characters in the Star Trek universe with articulated 7-inch figures of U.S.S. Enterprise Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek: The Original Series and U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. These figures will debut in window box collector packaging and feature iconic accessories such as phasers and communicators. Various characters from the highly-anticipated Star Trek: Discovery television series and other adaptations will follow.
“Star Trek is hands down one of the most groundbreaking and innovative franchises in the history of entertainment,” said Todd McFarlane, Owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys. “We plan on carrying that forward with our upcoming toy lines, giving fans a fresh and detailed look, that their favorite characters deserve.”
Continue reading McFarlane Toys Lands License For New “Star Trek: Discovery” Series & More
The fine folks at Image Comics continue to deliver some truly interesting things in honor of the companies 25th Anniversary. We’ve seen some $.25 cent issues and some other variants that paid homage to the founding titles. This April we are going to find some fooling around taking place as they introduce “11” April Fool’s Day covers. These are “8” of them.
The Press Release:
Image Comics is pleased to reveal the first eight of 11 variants planned for April’s 25th anniversary theme month—can you guess the month’s theme? APRIL FOOLS! Image Comics’ creators are unleashed all month long to prank fans with these covers—they’ll make comics readers do a double-take every Wednesday. Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants. The following covers are sure to get comic fans and collectors talking.
Available in stores on Wednesday, April 5th:
ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #1 by Kyle Starks, cover by Kyle Starks
SONS OF THE DEVIL #11 by Brian Buccellato & Toni Infante, cover by Toni Infante