Welcome to Image Rundown!
Here’s a quick look at everything Image Comics is releasing this week, with highlights and quick reviews for new series and collected editions as well as good jumping-on points for new readers. Let’s get started!
New Series and Highlights
New Lieutenants of Metal #1 – Stand aside, Justice League; move over, Avengers. There’s a new superhero team in town, and they’re gonna rock your tights off! In a society where metalheads are institutionalized for their love of things heavy and loud, Steppenwulf must rejoin the group to save their city from a giant monster. But the New Lieutenants of Metal have another problem to deal with: a member is missing! A fun and loud jam by Joe Casey and Ulises Farinas, this one is guaranteed to shake and quake your longbox.
Unnatural #1 – In a world where love is not only government mandated, but marriage and procreation is arranged once you reach the ripe age of 25, Leslie is desperate to understand a series of “illegal” dreams she’s been having and what she can do about it before it’s too late! Satirical and sexy, Mirka Andolfo brings us a tale of an anthropomorphic unnatural love.
Thief of Thieves #38 – The long awaited return! I’m not caught up on the series, but based on the Image-provided synopsis this does not seem like a good jumping-on point. It’s one of those series I’ve always seen on the TPB shelf but never picked up; now might be the time.
The Last Siege #2 – It’s been a few days since the stranger walked into town, and while he hasn’t exactly made friends, he’ll need all the help he can get to fend off the King’s forces. But not everyone is content to let the stranger stay. I thoroughly enjoyed the first issue, and this is a solid and interesting follow up. I’m excited to see where the series goes.
- Death or Glory #3 – Rick Remender and Bengal’s hit series continues!
- Gravediggers Union #8
- I Hate Fairyland #20 – Super-Saiyan Gert to the rescue! Plus some big changes.
- Medieval Spawn/Witchblade #3
- Paper Girls #22 – Arc five continues!
- Paradiso #5 – New arc!
- Prism Stalker #5 – Arc finale, TPB out on September.
- Royal City #12 – “We All Float On” continues as more of the family’s past is revealed.
- Spawn #287
- Throwaways #14 – Arc finale!
- The Walking Dead #181
Collected Editions and OGNs
Youngblood Vol. 02 Rebranded TPB – The team is starting fresh in Japan, but things back in the States aren’t all apple pie and Cadillacs: collecting issues #7-11 of the new series!
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Happy reading, everyone, and see you next week!
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