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
Crowded #1 – In today’s app-centric world, it seems just about everything from major movies to personal projects is crowdfunded. The next logical crowdsource? Assassination (obviously!) through the app, ‘Reapr’. And with that comes a demand for bodyguards through another app, ‘Dfend’; imagine Lyft for personal security. Welcome to the world of Crowded, where target Charlie hires bodyguard Vita to keep her safe while she finds out who is trying to kill her! I mean, everyone is trying to kill her; that’s crowdsourcing. Christopher Sebela tells this not-too-unbelievable story with fantastic art by Ro Stein, Ted Brandt, and Triona Farrell. The first issue is action packed, and doesn’t look to hit the brakes anytime soon.
The Gravediggers Union #9 – Series finale! This is one I jumped into late, and if you haven’t read it yet I suggest you do soon (Vol. 01 is out now, Vol. 02 is due out Oct. 03). Cole is a simple blue-collar working man, trying to keep his city safe from the endless hordes of undead who rise nightly to take over our world, while his daughter is prophesied to bring about the end of all life if she can kill a certain space monkey. Yeah, you don’t want to miss this one.
Rumble #6 – New arc! Rathraq and crew decide to take a nice spring day out on the lake and all is wonderful and nothing weird happens. Well, okay something happens that could change everything for our heroes, but a nice peaceful day on the lake sounds good too, right?
Coyotes #5 – New arc!
- Analog #5 – Arc finale! (If you missed the news, this series has been picked up for a film adaptation!)
- Crude #5
- Evolution #9
- Flavor #4
- Gideon Falls #6 – Arc finale! Issue #7 & Vol. 01 TPB due out Oct. 13, as well as a “director’s cut” for issue #1 on Sept. 19!
- Ice Cream Man #6
- Mage: The Hero Denied #11
- The Magic Order #3
- Manifest Destiny #36 – Arc finale!
- Proxima Centauri #3
- Skyward #5 – Arc finale! Issue #6 & Vol. 01 TPB due out Sept. 19!
- Stellar #3
- The Weatherman #3
- The Wicked + The Divine #38
Collected Editions and OGNs
East of West Vol. 08
Kill or Be Killed Vol. 04 – The finale to Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Elizabeth Breitweiser’s gripping story about a young man given a second chance at life, but with a steep price. With relatable characters, beautiful art, twists at every turn, and a story that makes you wonder what you’d do in a similar scenario, I imagine this will go down as another one of the creative team’s classics.
Postal Vol. 07
Rose. Vol. 02
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Happy reading, everyone, and see you next week!
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