Image News from Wondercon!

In the Know at the Image Comics Show: Image Comics announces exciting new projects at WonderCon 2010!

Berkeley, CA – 3 April 2010 – Image Comics
took its show on the road — across the Bay that is — to make big
announcements at its hometown show, WonderCon. On Saturday, THE IMAGE
COMICS SHOW presented a slew of ongoing and upcoming projects from Erik Larsen, Frank Cho, Jonathan Ross, men of action Joe Casey and Steve Seagle, and Richard Starkings.
Erik Larsen discussed the upcoming story arc for SAVAGE DRAGON, entitled EMPEROR DRAGON. Following the events of the DRAGON WAR,
Savage Dragon remains his evil self, Emperor Kurr. Without the
opposition to stop him, the ex-cop, ex-superhero makes a play to
conquer the planet.
announced: SAVAGE DRAGON FUNNIES, a 12-issue series of backup stories
that starts with May’s SAVAGE DRAGON #160. A select and talented group
of artists contributed short tales representing their take on the
Dragonverse. Creators include Michel Fiffe, Andrew Dimitt, Kiel West,
Delsante and Freire, Ulises Farinas, Chris Sanderson, Conoro Hughes, Kat Roberts, Hyendo Park, Pedro Camargo, Jason Thibodeaux, and Joe Keatinge and Deep 6 Studio.
Cho reported on 50 GIRLS 50, an all-new miniseries masterminded by Cho
and co-writer Doug Murray (THE ‘NAM). Newcomer Alex Medellin, the
winner of a talent search curated by Cho and Murray, is illustrating
based on designs by Cho. The series will be launching in August.
Casey announced his new one-shot, created with Chris Burnham: OFFICER
DOWNE. A lone Badass With A Badge takes on the scourge of the criminal
underworld, and this is one cop that’ll keep coming back for
more…even from beyond the grave! OFFICER DOWNE will be available in
Steve Seagle announced the collection of THE CRUSADES, his incredible tale of an enigmatic 11th century
Crusader that renders terrible justice on 21st century San Francisco.
This remastered volume collects – for the first time – the macabre
Vertigo series created by Seagle and artist Kelley Jones. THE CRUSADES vol. 1, collecting THE CRUSADES: URBAN DECREE and issues #1-9, will be available in July.
announced: FRANKIE STEIN, an adorable full-color oversized children’s
book drawn by Marco Cinello (SOUL KISS). Frankie Stein is just another
kid, growing up the way kids do. Except Frankie has green skin, bolts
in his neck, and lives in a giant castle. FRANKIE STEIN will be
available Fall 2010.
Jonathan Ross made a rare American appearance and discussed his new five-issue miniseries TURF, which is drawn by Tommy Lee Edwards.
Ross discussed the transition from eternally popular UK television host
and long-time comics fan to comics creator. Issue #1 is available April
7, but a convention exclusive variant is available at the Image Comics
booth, #407.
Starkings had huge news for the crowd: ELEPHANTMEN has been optioned
for a movie! He also discussed ELEPHANTMEN #25, a special issue in
which the story is told by a series of guest artists in astonishing
splash pages. Artists include Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN), Tim Sale (BATMAN: LONG HALLOWEEN), Pia Guerra (Y: THE LAST MAN), and more! ELEPHANTMEN #25 will be available later in April.
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Posted originally: 2010-04-04 10:58:02

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