Today at the Image Comics panel at the New York Comic Con, publisher Eric Stephenson continued the barrage of announcements that we’ve come to expect from Image Comics at conventions. This year, Stephenson announced a slew of new projects from some of the biggest names in comics. Here’s a rundown of the new series announced, along with the creative teams. We were lucky enough to wrangle some of the art presented along with some more info about the projects, which you can see below:
- Midnight of the Soul by Howard Chaykin
- Lost Vegas by Jim McCann and Janet Lee
- Snapshot by Andy Diggle and Jock
- Three by Kieron Gillen and Ryan Kelly
- Surface by Ales Kot and Landgon Foss
- East of West by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta
- The End Times Of Bram And Ben by James Asmus & Jim Festante and Rem Broo
- Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
- One-Trick Rip-Off by Paul Pope - The long awaited re-release of one of Pope’s earliest works is finally becoming a reality.
Here’s the art and added details that we were able to find out on some of these titles:
Midnight of the Soul by Howard Chaykin
Coming off the success of Black Kiss 2 at Image, the comics legend returns with a new noir series that is an adventure into a parallel universe in the 1940s and 1950s from Long Island to Times Square. This looks to be another clear example of Chaykin doing what he does best.
Lost Vegas by Jim McCann and Janet Lee
Another entry into the world of science fiction in comics this year, the Eisner award winning team behing Return of the Dapper Men comes to Image Comics with this mini-series of interstellar gambling.
Snapshot by Andy Diggle and Jock
Already in print in the UK by the publishers of 2000 A.D., Diggle and Jock bring their new series to Image Comics for release in the US and in full color!
Three by Kieron Gillen and Ryan Kelly
A creative team union that we never thought would happen but are delighted to see come together, Gillen builds on his Image library of Phonogram with this story, drawn by Kelly is a grand epic of classic Greek/Thermopylae myth and may not be what you expect.
East Of West by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta
The team behind FF at Marvel Comics comes to Image Comics to bring this new series which is another sci-fi story, this time set in a dystopian future as a western with a plot to kill the President of the United States
Feel Better Now by Jonathan Hickman
In addition to East Of West, Hickman brought news and a new image of his long awaited book Feel Better Now, finally coming in March
Zero by Ales Kot, Michael Gaydos, Riley Rossmo, Tradd Moore, Nick Dragotta, Mateus Santolouco, Connor Willumsen and Morgan Jeske
The writer of Wild Children and Change gets a murderer’s row of indie talent for this series which follows a secret agent named Edward Zero.
The Surface by Ales Kot and Langdon Foss
This four-issue series is a futuristic fantasy story about a group of hackers searching for the Surface, a rumored place away from the bustle of overbearing world they live in. But when they arrive in the Surface, they find out something else worth running from.
The End Times Of Bram And Ben by James Asmus & Jim Festante and Rem Broo
Coming off stints of working at Marvel and now on Thief of Thieves, Asmus is joined on writing by Jim Festante with artist Rem Broo for this tale of life after the Rapture. Featuring covers from the likes of Jim Mahfood, The End Times of Bram and Ben is scheduled to come out in January, 2013