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Kurtis J. Wiebe Receives Shuster Award

Image Comics and Shadowline‘s Kurtis J. Wiebe was named Outstanding Comic Book Writer by the Joe Shuster Awards for his work on his series Green Wake and The Intrepids.

Wiebe was named the winner of the Shuster Award on September 15 in a ceremony in Montreal, Quebec. Named after Superman’s co-creator, the artist Joe Shuster, the award recognizes outstanding work by Canadian comic book creators. The judges noted that Wiebe “was selected primarily for his work on the profound and affecting Green Wake.”

Published by Jim Valentino’s Image Comics imprint Shadowline, Green Wake is a murder mystery set in a dream-like town where the residents forget their pasts and no one ever leaves. The art is by Riley Rossmo, who is also the artist on the Wiebe-penned Debris and co-writer and artist on Rebel Blood.

Wiebe has spoken about the very personal nature of the series, which he created while going through a divorce. “When I won the [Shuster] award for that series it made me realize that this series, despite its early end… had profoundly affected those that read it,” he said. “It mattered to them. That’s a huge victory to me and made it very worthwhile to struggle through the writing process which was, really, a grieving period in my life.”

Green Wake encompasses ten issues and is collected into two trade paperback volumes.

Wiebe is one of Image/Shadowline’s most prolific creators. His other Shadowline titles include Grim Leaper, Peter Panzerfaust, and Debris.

Preview – Debris #3

Debris #3

Story by: Kurtis J Wiebe Art By: Riley Rossmo
Price: $3.50

Maya and Kessel leave the world of ruin behind to discover a whole landscape of pure nature. The legend of Athabasca is true, but there is formidable opposition blocking their way and it becomes very clear: they are not alone.

Around the Tubes

New comics came out yesterday, what’d everyone pick up? Lots of reviews from yesterday.

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Talking Comics – Axe Cop: President of the World #3

Talking Comics – Captain Marvel #4

Talking Comics – Debris #3

Talking Comics – Gambit #3

ICv2 – Higurashi When They Cry: Massacre Arc Vol. 1 TP

CBR – Talon #0

Examiner – Talon #0

The Herts Advertiser – Ultimate Comics The Ultimates Vol 2

Talking Comics – Winter Soldier #11

MTV Geek – Wolverine and the X-Men #17

Talking Comics – Wolverine & The X-men #17

MTV Geek – DC Zero Month, Week Four Reviews: ‘All-Star Western,’ ‘Aquaman,’ ‘Batman, Incorporated,’ And ‘Batman: The Dark Knight’

MTV Geek – DC Zero Month, Week Four Reviews: ‘The Flash,’ ‘Firestorm,’ ‘I, Vampire,’ And ‘Justice League Dark’

MTV Geek – DC Zero Month, Week Four Reviews: ‘Red Lanterns,’ ‘Hawkman,’ And ‘Superman’

MTV Geek – DC Zero Month, Week Four Reviews: ‘Talon,’ ‘Teen Titans,’ And ‘Voodoo’

Complex – Review: Grant Morrison Makes His Image Comics Debut With The Deliriously Surreal “Happy”

Preview – Debris #2 (of 4)

Debris #2

Story by: Kurtis J Wiebe Art By: Riley Rossmo
Price: $3.50

A deadly junk storm forces Maya to take refuge in an ancient, forgotten place where she soon discovers that she’s not alone in the land beyond the safe zone.

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It’s a new week, and we’ve got lots of previews on tap for you today!

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Bleeding Cool – The Only Comic Shop In Aurora, Colorado, Raising Money To Help Victims Of The Shootings -Great to see this.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Oid – Batman and Robin Volume 1: Born to Kill

Comic Revolution – Batman: Earth One

Talking Comics – Debris #1

Bleeding Cool – Hellblazer #293

Bleeding Cool – Mind The Gap #2

CBR – National Comics: Eternity #1

Talking Comics – The October Girl #1

Talking Comics – Prophet #27

Book Sake – True Blood Volume 1: All Together Now

Talking Comics – Uncanny X-Force #28

Preview – Debris #1 (of 4)

Debris #1

Story by: Kurtis J Wiebe Art By: Riley Rossmo
Price: $3.50

In the far future, humanity has doomed planet earth to rot and decay, covering her surface with garbage. Now, ancient spirits called the Colossals rise from the debris and attack the remaining survivors, forcing the human race to the brink of extinction. One warrior woman, Maya, sets out to find the last source of pure water to save the world before the monsters bring it all to an end.

Debris in July

THE COLOSSALS ARISE IN DEBRIS
New dystopian mini-series from Image Comics in July

The future looks bleak for humankind in DEBRIS, the new Image Comics/Shadowline mini-series by the co-creators of the critically acclaimed GREEN WAKE, Kurtis J. Wiebe (PETER PANZERFAUST, GRIM LEAPER) and Riley Rossmo (REBEL BLOOD, COWBOY NINJA VIKING). Earth itself, covered with the detritus of civilization, has risen up against humans, as ancient spirits called the Colossals take physical forms constructed from the debris to wage war against the destructive species.

In the midst of this chaos, a warrior woman named Maya becomes the champion of humankind. She sets out to find the world’s last source of pure water, combatting Colossals along the way as she fights to save her fellow humans.

“I’m very fond of Scandinavian and European folklore, so I injected a lot of those concepts into the monsters that will appear throughout the series,” Wiebe told Comic Book Resources in an April 25th interview. “It’s also very influenced by Native American (Canadian) mythology and even a touch of Mayan for some of the creatures. I like the idea that all these ancient monsters were once part of our world and have returned to end us when we are at our weakest.”

With a look inspired by video games like Final Fantasy, DEBRIS boasts extraordinary creature design by Rossmo and vivid colors by Owen Gieni (AVENGELYNE) that set the comic apart from many other post-apocalyptic visions of Earth.

In an April 27th interview at IGN about the influence of the revolutionary video game series, Wiebe noted that DEBRIS shares the subject of “a world-changing battle against impossible odds, which is a constant theme throughout Final Fantasy.” The IGN feature also included several FF-inspired teasers, showing Maya in battles against various Colossals.

In May, Wiebe also talked about the hotly-anticipated series at iFanboy, where a six-page preview of DEBRIS #1 was posted.

DEBRIS is a monthly four-issue miniseries published under Image Comics’ Shadowline imprint. The first issue will be in stores on July 25. It is available for pre-order now from the May issue of PREVIEWS with the code MAY120516.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

Image Comics Emerald City Comicon Exclusives

IMAGE EXCLUSIVES AT EMERALD CITY COMICON
Exclusive covers, prints, and T-shirts at the March 30-April 1 convention

Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2012, and Image Comics, commemorating its twentieth anniversary, is hitting the fan-favorite Northwestern convention in a big way. Previously announced was the programming guide cover and exclusive poster and T-shirt art by Marc Silvestri. Now, in advance of the March 30-April 1 convention, taking place at Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center, Image Comics is announcing a trove of convention-exclusive covers, posters, prints, and T-shirts for some of their hottest titles.

A blood-smeared variant cover of BLOODSTRIKE #26, the relaunch of Rob Liefeld’s Extreme title by Tim Seeley and Franchesco Gaston, pays homage to BLOODSTRIKE #1. The cover of the 1993 debut of the series invited readers to “RUB THE BLOOD!” This ECCC exclusive will be at the Image Comics booth, #310 for $5.00.

THE WALKING DEAD ECCC-exclusive T-Shirt will be the shirt to be seen in to show off your love of the undead, featuring an illustration by TWD artist Charlie Adlard. The T-shirt will be available in men’s and women’s sizes for only $20.00 at the ECCC show booth, #514.

The ECCC booth will also have the exclusive Marc Silvestri IMAGE HEROES T-shirt featuring  the line art of the image that graces ECCC’s program guide. The unisex T-shirt is $20.00. The print featuring the full-color Silvestri art will be at the Top Cow booth, #414. The 11″ x 17″ print is limited to 300 copies and is $20.00.

An exclusive THE DARKNESS signed print by Jeremy Haun will be at booth #514 for $20.00. The 11″ x 17″ print is limited to 300 copies depicts Jackie Estacado, in the tendrils of The Darkness, atop the Seattle Space Needle, looking   at the nighttime cityscape below.

DEBRIS is a new Image Comics/Shadowline series by Kurtis Wiebe (Peter Panzerfaust, Green Wake) and Riley Rossmo (Rebel Blood, Green Wake) set to debut in July. ECCC attendees will get an advance look at it as Image unveils an exclusive free poster at booth #310.

A night vision variant cover of THE ACTIVITY #4, the espionage series by Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads, will be available at table #C-09 for $10.00. The elite Team Omaha takes on a drug lord in this issue of the cinematic series praised for its accuracy in its depiction of special ops missions, a great jumping-on point for new readers.

An exclusive hardcover edition of Gerry Duggan’s and Phil Noto’s retelling of The Odyssey, THE INFINITE HORIZON will be at table #P-03 for $20. The near-future interpretation of Homer’s ancient epic is 186 pages long and not in stores until April 11, so attendees of ECCC will get an early chance to get the eagerly-awaited collection.

The third SKULLKICKERS adventure begins with issue #13, and ECCC is the first chance for readers to see it! A limited number of Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund sketch cover variant editions of SKULLKICKERS #13 will be available at table #C-11 for $10.00 before the regular issue even reaches stores.

In addition to these ECCC exclusives, Image will also debut the convention-exclusive ALPHA GIRL #2 cover. The first issue of the series by Jean-Paul Bonjour, Jeff Roenning, Robert Love, Dana Shukartsi, and Diego Simone sold out, and the second issue will be in stores on the Wednesday before the convention, March 28. The issue will be available at the Image booth, #310, for $5.00.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.