Image Comics' 2015 Lineup Looks Excellent

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Image Comics held its fifth annual Image Expo in San Francisco this week, where it unveiled the 18 new titles in its 2015 launch lineup. This year's highlights include new projects from Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man) and Image Comics founder Todd McFarlane (Spawn).

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The Hollywood Reporter has the full list of new titles:

  • Savior, by Todd McFarlane, Brian Holguin and Clayton Crain, which asks the question "What if the most dangerous man on Earth was also the one trying to do the most good?"
  • Heaven by James Robinson and Philip Tan, which Robinson described as "Mankind going to war with God in the future."
  • Starve and Black Road, both written by Brian Wood, with art by Daniel Zezelj and Garry Brown, respectively.
  • Island by Brandon Graham, Emma Rios and others.
  • Tadaima by Emi Lenox.
  • Plutona, about a group of kids who find a dead superhero in the woods, by Lenox and Jeff Lemire.
  • A.D. (After Death), by Lemire and Scott Snyder, a graphic novel about what happens after someone survives their own death.
  • We Stand on Guard and Paper Girls, both written by Brian K. Vaughan, with art by Steve Skroce and Cliff Chiang, respectively.
  • Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda, about a young girl in an alternate 1920s populated by monsters.
  • Sons of the Devil by Brian Buccellato and Toni Infante, a formerly crowdfunded project about the son of the leader of a religious cult.
  • Run Love Kill, by Eric Canete and Jonathan Tsuei, which Canete described as featuring "a lot of running, a lot of loving and a lot of killing."
  • No Mercy by Alex di Campi and Carla Speed McNeil.
  • The Ludocrats by Kieron Gillen, co-writer Jim Rossignol and David Lafuente.
  • Kaptara by Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod, which takes place on an alien planet described as the Island of Dr. Moreau populated by action figures.
  • Revengeance by Darwyn Cooke, a crime story inspired in part by Mickey Spillane.
  • I Hate Fairyland by Skottie Young, about a woman who grew up trapped in a fairy tale and has issues as a result.

Check out THR for more info. IGN also has art for most of the titles, along with more detailed descriptions.

H/t blastr

DISCUSSION

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2015 is gonna be a busy year for Kieron Gillen. Third Phonogram miniseries, a Darth Vader ongoing for Marvel, a new ongoing in The Ludocrats (which, admittedly, he will co-write with fellow Rock Paper Shotgun contributor Jim Rossignol), and starting a new sci-fi series Mercury Heat for Avatar Press (the debut issue will be on Free Comic Book Day) - while also continuing The Wicked + The Divine, Uber and Angela: Asgard's Assassin with Marguerite Bennett.

Also, Zdarsky describes Kaptara as "gay Saga".

All in all, an exciting year for Image Comics, and the above list doesn't even mention previously announced titles like Warren Ellis' and Declan Shalvey's Injection, Grant Morrison's Nameless, Ales Kot's The Surface, Jeff Lemire's and Dustin Nguyen's Descender, Gabriel Hardman's "Breaking Bad meets Blade Runner" Invisible Republic, the return of The Manhattan Projects, and Becky Cloonan's Southern Cross.

...I just may go broke.