UPDATE – Want to get a glimpse of all of these new projects from Image? Check out all the art from each new title below!
Image Comics had some very exciting new creator owned titles to announce in San Diego this weekend. Let’s take a look at the rundown.
First up, how about a little reunion for Greg Rucka and Michael Lark? It’s called Lazarus, and it looks like there may be some blood loss involved. Rucka calls it a mashup of The Godfather and Children of Men, set some time in the future.
Here’s how Rucka describes it over on his Lady Sabre blog:
Set in a near-future dystopian society where the economic woes of the early 21st century continued, then exploded exponentially, resulting in a world where a handful of Families control everything. Having divvied up the world into their own kingdoms, they now spend their days jealously guarding what they have, and coveting what they do not. But for those living without wealth, collectively referred to by the families as “the Waste,” the future is desperate, with day-to-day survival as much the result of the ruling Families as the weather.
Endeavor Carlyle is the youngest daughter of the near-immortal Carlyle Family. She is their Lazarus, a position common to all the Families: part bodyguard to her family, part intelligence director, part military general, she has been genetically modified to defend the Family at all costs, with unwavering loyalty.
But Endeavor Carlyle is beginning to ask questions, and her Family will do everything they can to keep her from finding the answers….
Next up, SEX and The Bounce from Joe Casey. They’re to be drawn by Piotr Kowalski and David Messina respectively. Both salacious. Both trippy. It’s everything you want from a Joe Casey comic, twice.
Next up, Oliver from Gary Whitta and artist Derick Robertson. Please, sirs, we want some more! Sort of a steampunk Dickensian London vibe, but it’s actually set in a post apocalypse setting and centers on clones forced into slavery. We’re guessing they don’t take kindly to that proposition. For more, check out CBR.
Then there’s Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios’ spaghetti western, Pretty Deadly. We’re told it involves a female assassin whose physical disfigurement puts her in a very interesting position, given the Old West era she inhabits.
Reign is a new fantasy comic originally designed as a prose saga from Chris Roberson and artist Paul Mayberry.
A young stoner cries wolf in James Robinson and J-Bone’s Savior. Except the wolf isn’t so much a wolf as it’s an alien invasion. We’re looking at a five-issue mini-series to start, though that may not be the end of it.
Howard Chaykin will draw Satellite Sam, written by Matt Fraction. It involves the death of the host of a popular kid’s TV program. The discovery of a box of photographs, including images from some sordid affairs, may hold the key to solving this murder.