COMICS: Image Expo 2015, many new series announced

Recently announced at the Image Expo 2015 show. New coming series coming:

A.D.

AD

  • Creative Team: Scott Snyder & Jeff Lemire
  • Coming: November 2015

Synopsis (from the Image Comics site):

“AD: AFTER DEATH will be set in a near future where death has been cured and one man must come to grips with what comes next.”

Black Road

Black Road

  • Creative Team: Brian Wood and Garry Brown
  • Coming: September 2015

Synopsis (from the Image Comics site): “Set in Viking Age Norway, BLACK ROAD follows Magnus The Black, a fixer for the Christian Church who loses a Roman official to bandits on the infamous Black Road. Heading north to fix the problem and complete his contract, he uncovers a secret, something so big it threatens to change the balance of power in all of Europe. But with one foot in the world of the pagans and the other in that of the Church, who can trust where his loyalties lie?”

Heaven

Heaven

  • Creative Team: James Robinson & Philip Tan
  • Coming: 2015

Synopsis (from the Image Comics site): “HEAVEN introduces readers to a distant future where the forces or man and alien combined have used religion to conquer this universe and are now ready, about to invade the next one — Heaven itself. The “Good War” between man and angel will span galaxies and dimensions, building to a final conflict that threatens to negate all of reality itself. Along the way many players on both sides of the war will be featured; soldiers, spies and politicians all with different goals and agendas even as their two distinct and differing realities explode around them.”

I Hate Fairyland

I hate Fairyland

  • Creative Team: Skottie Young & Jean-Francois Beaulieu
  • Coming: Fall 2015

Synopsis (from the Image Comics site): “Bestselling artist Skottie Young (Fortunately, the Milk, Rocket Raccoon, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz) and Jean-Francois Beaulieu (Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz) would like to introduce you to Gertrude, a snarky, slightly deranged 40-year-old with a battle axe who happens to be trapped in a Shirley Temple-esque body and confined to the technicolor funworld that is Fairyland. I HATE FAIRYLAND is an all-new series full of morbid, dark humor and snark—perfect for fans of Invader Zim and Fight Club.”

Island

Island

  • Creative Team: Various
  • Coming: June 2015

Synopsis (from the Image Comics site): “ISLAND, a collaboration spearheaded by Ríos and Graham and featuring a murderer’s row of the most interesting artists in comics, will be an oversized 72-page monthly magazine, scheduled for June 2015. “The idea is to make longer-form stories in each issue than you get in many anthologies,” explained Graham. “The chapters will be 20 to 30 pages each. So it will be like a bundle of several comics in one book.” “

Kaptara

Print

  • Creative Team: Chip Zdarsky & Kegan McLeod
  • Coming: April 2015

Synopsis (from the Image Comics site): “KAPTARA follows Keith Kanga, a young bio-engineer flung across the universe onto a strange planet filled with weird danger. And if he doesn’t get home then Earth—the place where YOU live—is DOOMED!”

The Ludocrats

Ludocrats

  • Creative Team: Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol, Davide Lafuente, & Ricardo Venancio
  • Coming: Summer 2015

Synopsis (from the Image Comics site): “The Ludocrats is a decade-in-the-making opulent fantastical comedy,” said writer of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE and PHONOGRAM, Kieron Gillen, “This is a book which has hyperbole as its baseline, and considers the impossible as an aim only fitting for underachievers. It’ll change your life. Primarily by letting you own a comic called The Ludocrats, where BARON OTTO VON SUBERTAN and PROFESSOR HADES ZERO-K are the last defenders of a ludicrous aristocracy against the insipid forces of normalisation.”

Monstress

Monstress

  • Creative Team: Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda
  • Coming: Summer 2015

Synopsis (from the Image Comics site): “In MONSTRESS, readers are transported into the early 1900s, where immense Leviathans roam the Earth, wielding unimaginable powers that many have long desired to exploit. When a teenage girl with a mysterious past forms a tenuous psychic bond with the most dangerous of all the Leviathans, she becomes the target of both human and otherworldly authorities who will stop at nothing to possess her—to control her, and control the Lord of the all the Leviathans. What they don’t count on is the courage of the girl herself—and the fact that she is slowly becoming more than human..”

No Mercy

No Mercy

  • Creative Team: Alex De Campi & Carla Speed McNeil
  • Coming: Spring 2015

Synopsis (from the Image Comics site): “It was just a trip, before college. Build schools in a Central American village; get to know some of the other freshmen. What could go wrong? After tragedy strikes, these once-privileged American teens must find their way home in a cruel landscape that at best doesn’t like them, and at worst actively wants to kill them. No phones. No passports. No mercy.”

Paper Girls

Paper Girls

  • Creative Team: Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, & Matthew Wilson
  • Coming: 2015

Synopsis (from the Image Comics site): “PAPER GIRLS is the story of four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls who experience something extraordinary one day..”

Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl

Phonogram

  • Creative Team: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, & Matthew Wilson
  • Coming: 2015

Synopsis (from the Image Comics site): “Emily Aster’s the hyper-acerbic cover-queen whose one liners are sharper than her fringe; she’s been the one people love and love to quote. In this new chapter of the PHONOGRAM series, readers discover how she got that way, and where it got her. She sold half her personality for power. This is what happens when that faustian deal catches up with her, and what that half her personality has been doing all these years.”

Plutona

Plutona

  • Creative Team: Jeff Lemire, Emi Lenox, & Jordie Bellaire
  • Coming: 2015

Synopsis (from the Image Comics site): “PLUTONA follows the story of five suburban kids who make a shocking discovery while exploring the woods one day after school… the body of the world’s greatest super hero, Plutona, laying dead among the mud and grass.”

Revengeance

Revengeance

  • Creative Team: Darwyn Cooke
  • Coming: June 2015

Synopsis (from the Image Comics site): “REVENGEANCE is a psychological thriller with darkly humorous overtones. When Joe Malarky is faced with a criminal tragedy, he sets out to make things right on his own. What follows is Joe’s odyssey through the underside of the city and the madness that seems to drive his crazy world. REVENGEANCE takes place in Toronto in the mid-eighties and is part crime story, part psychotronic melodrama, and a wholly fond look back at the author’s hometown.”

RUNLOVEKILL

RunLoveKill

  • Creative Team: Eric Canete & Jonathan Tsuei
  • Coming: Spring 2015

Synopsis (from the Image Comics site): “The story follows a wanted woman in hiding named Rain Oshiro. The narrative style will prominently feature two very different but significantly connected moments throughout her life: “The Past”—which will explore her history as an impressionable student, an abiding soldier, and a wanted fugitive; and “The Present”—which will show her as she is now and how she copes with (and runs away from) the decisions made in her past. At its core, the story is an exploration of choices—both good and bad. And now, how her choices have formed her into the person she has and will become. Set against a background of a futuristic world as only artist Canete can imagine, Rain has just 24 hours to escape a barricaded city while trying to evade a military force determined to either capture or kill her.”

Savior

Savior

Creative Team: Brian Holguin, Todd McFarlane, & Clayton Crain
April 2015

Synopsis (from the Image Comics site): “A man appears with no background, no memory, and no place to call home. But this much is clear—this individual possesses certain powers, abilities that harken from the Old Testament… Could he possibly be this corrupted world’s SAVIOR in the flesh? Or will he be the world’s undoing?”

Sons of the Devil

Sons of the Devil

  • Creative Team: Brian Buccellato & Toni Infante
  • Coming: 2015

Synopsis (from the Image Comics site): “SONS OF THE DEVIL is a dark look at a blue collar 25-year-old orphan who learns he is the son of a cult leader. Like True Detective and The Following, SONS OF THE DEVIL is an exploration into the dark side of human psychology. It’s a grounded take on cults that balances the real world with the supernatural. It’s gritty, character-driven, and tonally lays somewhere between SOUTHERN BASTARDS and NAILBITER.”

Starve

Starve

  • Creative Team: Brian Wood, Danijel Zezelj, & Dave Stewart
  • Coming: 2015

Synopsis (from the Image Comics site): “STARVE is set in a world where chefs are practically royalty, and access to them is the ultimate status symbol. Chef Gavin Cruikshank, back from self-imposed exile, finds his little foodie television program “Starve” transformed into a gonzo arena sport where chefs slice and dice rare and endangered species for their super-rich patrons. Since his personal life is as much a shambles as his professional career, Chef Cruikshank works to repair his relationship with his grown daughter while dismantling the monstrosity that Starve has become.”

Tadaima

Tadaima

  • Creative Team: Emi Lenox
  • Coming: 2015

Synopsis (from the Image Comics site): “Throughout childhood, Emi visited her Grandmother in Japan frequently. But through the years of high school and after, she hadn’t been back in nearly twelve years. Sadly, within those twelve years, both her Japanese grandparents passed away. TADAIMA is a travelogue documenting a trip back to Japan with her mother for a memorial service to renew the sobota, a wooden grave marker, at her grandparents’ tomb in Fukushima. Touching on Japanese spirituality and cultural differences, TADAIMA is more than a book about landmarks and foreign cuisine. It’s about family.”

We Stand On Guard

We Stand on Guard

  • Creative Team: Brian K. Vaughan & Steve Skroce
  • Coming: Summer 2015

Synopsis (from the Image Comics site): “WE STAND ON GUARD is an action-packed, military thriller set in the 22nd century. The series follows a heroic band of Canadian civilians-turned-freedom fighters who take up arms against a violent invasion of their country by a technologically superior nation: the United States of America.”

About Orion T (186 Articles)
Writer, picture taker, local traveler. Also, a reader, player, and viewer of creative work, especially in the realms of science fiction and fantasy. Follow my personal adventures at travelingorion.com. You may also follow me at my other site focused on the creative science fiction and fantasy arts in all forms at strangerworld.com.

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