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Jason Shawn Alexander Teams with Rodney Barnes for a New Vampire Horror Series, Killadelphia

Image Comics has announced an all-new, skin-crawling series by writer Rodney Barnes and artist Jason Shawn AlexanderKilladelphia—which will launch this November.

In the announcement, Barnes said:

I wanted to tell a story about people who have fallen through the cracks of society. Those who dream the American dream but do so from the back of the line. That is until now. Can they who have been shown little mercy themselves be merciful? We shall soon see. I can’t say enough about Jason Shawn Alexander’s art, which beautifully captures the mood and tone of an American city under siege. And I’m excited for all to experience the horrors which lurk in the alleys and low places of a town we call Killadelphia.

When a small-town beat cop comes home to bury his murdered father—the revered Philadelphia detective James Sangster Sr.—he begins to unravel a mystery that leads him down a path of horrors that will shake his beliefs to their core. The city that was once the symbol of liberty and freedom has fallen prey to corruption, poverty, unemployment, brutality… and vampires. Welcome to KILLADELPHIA.

Alexander added

Killadelphia has a human element that I don’t often get to see in the horror genre, and rarely get a chance to portray. The story, at times, has me at the edge of my seat and at others, leaves me with a lump in my throat. One gets the feeling you’re reading about real people with real lives in an extraordinarily frightening situation. Luis NCT and my part, at this point, is to bring the art to the level of Rodney Barnes’ emotive words. I think the audience, and myself, have an amazing ride ahead of us.

Killadelphia #1 Cover A by Jason Shawn Alexander (Diamond Code SEP190042) and Killadelphia #1 Cover B “Black Friday Variant” by Francesco Mattina (Diamond Code SEP190043) will hit stores on Wednesday, November 27.

Killadelphia #1

McFarlane Sets a Record with Spawn #301

With its 301st issue, Todd McFarlane’s Spawn becomes the longest running creator-owned comic book in the world!

Spawn launched to record sales of 1.7 million copies when its inaugural issue was released in 1992, helping to cement the early days of Image Comics as a game-changing, new era in creator-owned comic books. Now, 27-years later Spawn, and Image Comics remain hallmarks of the comic book industry.

As a testament to the longevity of Todd McFarlane’s seminal creation, and to Image Comics’ revolutionary call for creators’ rights to own and control the characters and comic books they create, Spawn’s 301st issue will be a truly historic release, as McFarlane’s award-winning, fan-favorite superhero, will become the longest running creator-owned comic book ever.

To continue the celebration that begins with the deluxe sized, 72-page issue of Spawn #300, McFarlane will return, once more, to pencil and ink interior story pages for the record-breaking Spawn #301. Showcasing his unique blend of larger-than-life action and visual world-building, McFarlane will usher in Spawn’s next creative evolution in his signature “hyper-detailed” style that has been an inspiration to artists and storytellers across all genres of entertainment media.

Joining Todd on Spawn #301’s superstar creative team will be legendary Spawn and Batman artist, Greg Capullo, critically-acclaimed illustrator, Jason Shawn Alexander, top comic artists, Clayton Crain, Jerome Opeña, and Francesco Mattina, along with more surprises, including more top-tier comic book talent.

Spawn #301, a 48-page full-color comic book will be in stores September 25, 2019. Also available will be black and white Spawn #301 “Artist Edition” variant showcasing McFarlane and Capullo’s original, inked artwork.

This record-breaking, history-making, oversized issue will retail for $4.99.

SPAWN #300 hits comic shops on Wednesday, August 28. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, August 5:

  • SPAWN #300 CVR A MCFARLANE – JUN190014
  • SPAWN #300 CVR B B&W MCFARLANE – JUN190015
  • SPAWN #300 CVR C CAPULLO – JUN190016
  • SPAWN #300 CVR D CAPULLO VIRGIN – JUN190017
  • SPAWN #300 CVR E CAPULLO & MCFARLANE – JUN190018
  • SPAWN #300 CVR F B&W CAPULLO & MCFARLANE – JUN190019
  • SPAWN #300 CVR G CAMPBELL – JUN190020
  • SPAWN #300 CVR H OPENA – JUN190021
  • SPAWN #300 CVR I ALEXANDER – JUN190022
  • SPAWN #300 CVR J PARODY VAR MCFARLANE – JUN190023

SPAWN #301 hits comic shops on Wednesday, September 25. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, September 2: 

  • SPAWN #301 CVR A MCFARLANE – JUL190084
  • SPAWN #301 CVR B CAPULLO – JUL190085
  • SPAWN #301 CVR C VIRGIN CAPULLO – JUL190086
  • SPAWN #301 CVR D ALEXANDER – JUL190087
  • SPAWN #301 CVR E CRAIN – JUL190088
  • SPAWN #301 CVR F OPENA – JUL190089
  • SPAWN #301 CVR G VIRGIN MATTINA – JUL190090
  • SPAWN #301 CVR H PARODY MCFARLANE – JUL190091
  • SPAWN #301 CVR I B&W MCFARLANE – JUL190092

Spawn #296 Heads Back to Print as Spawn #300 Looms

Image Comics has announce that Image Comics’ President Todd McFarlane’s Spawn #296, with art by Jason Shawn Alexander and cover by Francesco Mattina, will be rushed back to print in order to keep up with increasing demand for the long-running series. Fan excitement around the classic antihero series continues to build momentum leading into historic Spawn #300 and record-breaking Spawn #301 when Spawn becomes the longest running independent comic in North America. 

The road to Spawn’s record-setting 300th issue begins with Spawn #296. Witness the secrets of Al Simmons’ past, present, and future. Every hero! Every villain! Revisit Spawn’s legend in an epic, wide-screen story that kicks off a celebration 27-years in the making. 

Spawn #296 second printing (Diamond Code MAR198648) will be available on Wednesday, May 29. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, May 6.

Spawn #296 second printing

DC Reveals an Early Preview of DCeased #1

DCEASED #1

written by TOM TAYLOR
art by TREVOR HAIRSINE, STEFANO GAUDIANO and JAMES HARREN
cover by GREG CAPULLO
variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
horror movie variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI
ON SALE 05.01.19
$3.99 US | 1 of 6 | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with three covers.
Please see the order form for details.

“I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was Death, and Hades was following close behind him.”—Revelation 6:8

A mysterious techno-virus has been released on Earth, infecting 600 million people and turning them instantly into violent, monstrous engines of destruction.

The heroes of the DCU are caught completely unprepared for a pandemic of this magnitude and struggle to save their loved ones first…but what happens to the World’s Greatest Heroes if the world ends?

New York Times best-selling writer Tom Taylor (INJUSTICE) returns with a terrifying new tale and is joined by artists Trevor Hairsine (LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT) and Stefano Gaudiano (The Walking Dead).

DCeased #1 main cover

DCeased’s Covers Revealed Including the First Issue Retail Variants

DCeased, a six issue miniseries, kicks off in May and DC has revealed covers for the first three issues and retail variants for the first.

A mysterious techno-virus has been released on Earth, infecting 600 million people and turning them instantly into violent, monstrous engines of destruction.

The heroes of the DCU are caught completely unprepared for a pandemic of this magnitude and struggle to save their loved ones first…but what happens to the World’s Greatest Heroes if the world ends?

DCeased #1 is written by Tom Taylor with art by Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Gaudiano, and James Harren. The first issue features a main cover by Greg Capullo, and variants by Francesco Mattina and Yasmine Putri.

Check out the covers below!

DCeased #1

DCeased #1 Retail Variants

DCeased #2

DCeased #3

Preview: Project Superpowers #6

Project Superpowers #6

writer: Rob Williams
artist: Sergio Davila
covers: Francesco Mattina (A), Ed Benes (B), John Royle (C), Diego Galindo (D), Stephen Segovia (E), Sergio Davila (F)
Francesco Mattina (RI-Virg), Stephen Segovia (RI-B/W), Ed Benes (RI-Virg), Stephen Segovia (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

It is the final confrontation between the alien invader P:andora and the surviving members of Project Superpowers. Can they make one last stand? Do a sense of hope and true heroes still exist in this world? Or will all life on planet Earth be a thing of the past?

Project Superpowers #6

Preview: Project Superpowers #5

Project Superpowers #5

writer: Rob Williams
artist: Sergio Davila
covers: Francesco Mattina (A), Ed Benes (B), John Royle (C), Philip Tan (D), Stephen Segovia (E), Sergio Davila (F)
Francesco Mattina (RI-Virg), Stephen Segovia (RI-B/W), Ed Benes (RI-Virg), Stephen Segovia (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Pandora is here, the Earth’s armies lay powerless and the mightiest of the Project Superpower heroes are dead. Can P:andora reclaim and open his box? And, if so, what version of apocalypse lies within? Only Imani and The Spirit of the American Flag stands in his way. The last hero…

Project Superpowers #5

Preview: Project Superpowers #4

Project Superpowers #4

writer: Rob Williams
artist: Sergio Davila
covers: Francesco Mattina (A), Ed Benes (B), John Royle (C), Philip Tan (D), Stephen Segovia (E), Sergio Davila (F)
Francesco Mattina (RI-Virg), Stephen Segovia (RI-B/W), Ed Benes (RI-Virg), Stephen Segovia (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Pandora’s army is here. The Earth is defenseless and war has arrived. Scarab, in Earth orbit, faces the might of the invaders firsthand, while Samson attempts to hold back an overwhelming force alone. Meanwhile, at the hospital bed of a wounded child, Black Terror must hold the line against the horrifically transformed Deaeth-Defying Devil. Pandora wants the girl Imani dead. But why?

Preview: Project Superpowers #3

Project Superpowers #3

writer: Rob Williams
artist: Sergio Davila
covers: Francesco Mattina (A), Ed Benes (B), John Royle (C), Philip Tan (D), Stephen Segovia (E), Sergio Davila (F), Francesco Mattina (RI-Virg), Stephen Segovia (RI-B/W), Ed Benes (RI-Virg), Stephen Segovia (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Flight is dead. The invasion has begun, a Project Superpowers team member has been killed and another is missing. Meanwhile, Amani gets a visitor in hospital. But is it the one she wants? If it’s darkest before the dawn, this is midnight for the world. And Pandora wants his box. Can anyone stand in his way?

Preview: Project Superpowers #2

Project Superpowers #2

writer: Rob Williams
artist: Sergio Davila
covers: Francesco Mattina (A), Ed Benes (B), John Royle (C), Philip Tan (D), Stephen Segovia (E)
Philip Tan (RI-B/W), John Royle (RI-B/W), Francesco Mattina (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

The world has faced the opening attack of a terrifying new power. Green Lama is the Earth’s most powerful being and he has been left in a coma. It’s up to the Project Superpowers team to come together to defend humanity. And who is the new host of The Spirit of The American Flag?

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