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Look Back at 30 Years of Image with The Official Image Timeline

Image Comics archivist and co-founder Jim Valentino details the company’s history (warts and all!) in the single most comprehensive chronology of the company ever published—The Official Image Timeline. The one-shot will hit shelves in February 2022, just in time for Image Comics’ 30th anniversary.

Featuring rarely seen covers, photos, milestones, and behind-the-scenes events from the company’s Marvel-ous beginnings to the present, The Official Image Timeline is the chronicle all future histories will be judged against.

This special one-shot will also feature an introduction by current Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson and include a chronicle of historic Image accolades. 

The Official Image Timeline will be printed in a beautiful 64-page prestige format.

The Official Image Timeline one-shot (Diamond Code DEC210077) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 2.

Image Partners – Kirkman, Larsen, McFarlane, Silvestri, Stephenson, and Valentino Will Sign Together for the First Time Ever

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The entire, current Image Comics partners will come together for a special group signing on December 10 from 7-10 p.m. at I Like Comics (1715 Broadway St., Vancouver, Washington 98663) for the first time ever.

Image Comics’ Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Eric Stephenson, and Jim Valentino will be present at the shop to meet with fans and sign comics.

The event will last three hours and fans will be limited to one (1) item per partner to sign. Signatures are free of charge. No CGC will be permitted. In the interest of moving through the line—and ensuring as many fans get a chance to have their items signed as possible—no selfies/posed photos will be permitted. 

Preview: Further Adventures of Red Sonja Vol.1

Further Adventures of Red Sonja Vol.1

writer: Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas, Doug Moench, Clair Noto, Frank Thorne, Christie Marx, Charles Dixon, James Owsley, Bruce Jones, Peter B. Gillis, Jim Valentino, Sue Flaxman, Marie Javins, Steve Buccellato
artists: Frank Thorne, E.R. Cruz, Estaban Maroto, Howard Chaykin, Dick Giordano, Terry Austin, John Buscema, Pablo Marcos, Tony DeZuniga, Barry Smith, Ernie Chan, Neal Adams, Geof Isherwood, Luke McDonnell, Armando Gil, Bruce Jones, Steven Carr, Gary Kwapisz, Josef Rubinstein, Gavin Curtis, Keith Williams, Alfredo Alcala, Del Barras, Reggie Jones, Kirk Etienne, Howard Simpson, Rober Quijano
cover: Frank Thorne
FC | 200+ pages | $19.99 | Teen+

Featuring a collection of issues from the original Marvel Comics series “The Savage Sword of Conan,” with each page painstakingly re-mastered for this volume! Plus, Sonja Tales from Kull and the Barbarians, as well as pin-ups!

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netflix-logoIt’s new comic day tomorrow! What are folks excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments!

While you wait for new comic book day tomorrow, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Devil Maybe Cry and The Extremely Small Witch Bibi – FREE COMICS PEOPLE!

Comicmix – Ed Catto: Elasticity of Geek Culture – An interesting read. Check it out.

Newsarama – Netflix Getting Into The Comic Book, Toy & Collectible Business – Interesting… Could be rough times if they think they’ll get some of Marvel’s cuts.

SKTCHD – Off Panel #83: The Real Origin of Image Comics with Jim Valentino – A cool listen.

The Comichron – New Comichron FAQ section launched – If you’re interested in more info from the site.

The Outhousers – Lucifer Renewed For Third Season, One Million Moms Rejoices In Rage – Woo hoo!

Newsarama – Report: Scalped Finds its First Castmember – A good sign.

Kotaku – Disney Drops Pewdiepie Over Anti-Semitic Jokes – Will the rest of his sponsors? I’m sure Breitbart will fill in the loss.


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Comic Attack – Rom Annual 2017

Image Comics Founders Reunite at ECCC 2017 to Celebrate 25 years

Image Comics and ReedPOP have announced that original Image Comics company founders Todd McFarlane, Jim Valentino, Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Marc Silvestri, and Whilce Portacio will reunite at Emerald City Comicon 2017 to celebrate the company’s milestone 25th anniversary. The panel will be moderated by Walking Dead creator and Image Comics partner, Robert Kirkman.

The Image Comics founders will come together for a very special ECCC panel on Friday, March 3rd from 1:00–2:30 PM. The panel will focus on the origin story of the company when, 25 years ago, a group of comics artists looked at the difference between what they were capable of and what they were being given, and left the promise of steady work for new pastures. The result was Image Comics, which has grown from an upstart group to a comics publisher that has changed the course of the industry. Image’s 25th anniversary year begins with this special event, a rare gathering that is not to be missed.

Following the panel, there will be an exclusive signing with the Image Comics founders in the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel located next door to the Washington State Convention Center from 3:00–4:30 PM. ECCC will coordinate a ‘lottery system’ where badge-holding fans will submit their names and a lucky 300 fans will win a limited edition poster and admission to have it signed by the founders. Lottery applications are open on the Emerald City Comicon website until February 21st.

On February 1, 1992 seven comics superstars Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino came together to form their own company that would change the landscape of comics forever. Current partners McFarlane, Valentino, Kirkman, Larsen, and Silvestri collectively have brought creator-owned comics to the forefront of industry change and, after 25 years of amazing storytelling freedom, Image Comics celebrates the milestone anniversary all year long with ongoing promotions, events, and festivities.


Preview: Venture #4 (of 4)

VENTURE #4 (of 4)

Writer(s): Jay Faerber
Artist Name(s): Jamal Igle (penciller/ Inker), Jim Valentino, Steve Walker (artists), Sébastien Lamirand (Colorist)
Cover Artist(s): Jamal Igle
32 pgs./ All Ages / FC
$3.99 (reg.)

Reggie and Joe have gone their separate ways, but what will happen when they meet Venture’s arch nemesis. Arch-Nemesis? What Arch-nemesis?! Venture teams up with Celeste Noble of NOBLE CAUSES to take down the armored menace!

It’s an all star jam issue as Jay Faerber (Image Comics Copperhead) and Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, Supergirl) enlist the aid of the legendary Jim Valentino (Shadowhawk, Guardians of the Galaxy) and up and coming creator Steve Walker (The Battle of Blood and Ink, Sons of Liberty).


Cryptozoic Partners With CBLDF For Benefit Card Set

Official Press Release 300

Cryptozoic Entertainment Partners with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) for Charity Trading Card Set

Irvine, CA—February 28, 2011: Cryptozoic Entertainment™ and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund™ have joined forces to protect creativity by collaborating on a new trading card set. The Liberty Trading Cards set tells the story of the fight to defend the First Amendment and includes chase cards from the greatest creators in comics and  entertainment. The set will be released in July 2011, with proceeds from the sales benefiting the Fund.

“Cryptozoic is one of the most exciting new companies in pop culture, and we’re thrilled to work with them on this dynamic card project,” says CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein. “Together we’ll be showing how the CBLDF has advanced Free Expression in comics and gathering one of the coolest collections of incentive cards ever assembled.”

The Liberty Trading Cards set will feature a base set of seventy cards representing the history of comics censorship, from the Seduction of the Innocent era in the 1950s to the modern day. In addition to the base set, special hand drawn sketches and autograph cards by some of the top talent in the comic book world will be featured in this release!

Already signed on to collaborate are Geoff Johns, Neil Gaiman, Darwyn Cooke, Gail Simone, Mark Waid, Brian Azzarello, Paul Levitz, Denny O’Neil, Frank Quitely, Phil Hester, and many more. “The generous response from the creative community has been overwhelming,” said CBLDF Board President Larry Marder. “The most impressive gesture has been how many creators are briefly lending CBLDF their Intellectual Property for this project only. Creators letting us borrow their characters for these artists to sketch include Jeff Smith, Marc Silvestri, Erik Larsen, John Layman, Jim Valentino, Matt Wagner, Rob Liefeld, Stan Sakai, Eric Powell, Mike Richardson, and many others.”

Go to www.cbldf.org for a complete up-to-date list of all sketchers and signers.

“I can’t tell you how proud we are to partner with the CBLDF,” said Cory Jones, President of Cryptozoic Entertainment. “The Fund has been one of my favorite charities for years, and to be able to support it on this scale is incredible.”

The Comic Book Legal Defense fund is a nonprofit organization that was created in 1986 with a mission to protect the most basic right: freedom of speech. The organization exists to protect the First Amendment rights of the creators, retailers, publishers, and readers of comics.

Defend creativity and own a piece of comics history with the CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards, coming this July from Cryptozoic!

About the CBLDF

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund was founded in 1986 as a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of First Amendment rights for members of the comics community. They have defended dozens of Free Expression cases in courts across the United States, and led important education initiatives promoting comics literacy and free expression. For additional information, donations, and other inquiries call 800-99-CBLDF or visit them online at www.cbldf.org.

About Cryptozoic Entertainment
Cryptozoic Entertainment was founded in 2010 on the core principle of “fans first.” The Cryptozoic staff consists of fans who are dedicated to producing the highest quality product and community experience possible. Visit  www.cryptozoic.com for additional product and event information.

©2011 Cryptozoic Entertainment. 16279 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618. All Rights Reserved.

CBLDF and its logos are TM and © 2011 the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
All characters are TM and © by the individual copyright owners.

CBLDF Announces Stunning Comic-Con Auction!

Official Press Release

CBLDF Announces Stunning Comic-Con Auction!

It’s here! The CBLDF’s biggest auction of the year! Saturday night, July 24 starting at 7:30 PM in Room 3 of the San Diego Convention Center, the CBLDF will be auctioning off one of the largest and most diverse arrays of original art ever contributed to benefit the organization! A full listing of items, preview slideshows and bidding rules for onsite and proxy bids can be found at http://cbldf.org/homepage/cbldfs-comic-con-auction-preview/

Highlights include:


Dave McKean – Black Orchid, page 96, original art.

Contributed and signed on the back of the frame by Neil Gaiman, from his personal collection! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a one in a kind work of art by two trailblazers in modern comics, and perhaps your only opportunity to acquire a piece with such a unique provenance. Truly a rare and significant offering!


MUTHR Maquette from The Search for Wondla

From the mind of Tony DiTerlizzi, creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles comes The Search for WondLa, the start of a new trilogy that’s already been optioned for the screen! This maquette, MUTHR is generously contributed by DiTerlizzi and Simon & Schuster Young Readers. MUTHR is Multi Utility Task Help Robot, and is brilliantly sculpted and painted by Martin Meunier, the award-winning sculptor/model maker and graphic designer whose film credits include Coraline, James and the Giant Peach, and The Spiderwick Chronicles the film on which he met author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi. Martin has worked for FX Company as well as film studios Industrial Light and Magic, Pixar, Disney, and Universal. Intricately crafted and cast in hard resin, MUTHR Maquette is a limited edition of 100 worldwide, signed by Tony DiTerlizzi.

TFAW.Com’s Second Annual Comic-Con CBLDF Art Auction!

Last year, Things From Another World and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund teamed up with some fantastic comics professionals to help raise more than $30,000 for the CBLDF’s annual auction at San Diego Comic-Con. They’re at it again, with an even wider array of great original art gathered by TFAW in association with Image Comics! Check out this amazing range of original art, including contributions from Ben Templesmith, Charlie Adlard Darick Robertson, Fabio Moon, Phil Foglio, Jeff Lemire, Jeffrey Brown, Jenny Frison, Jim Lee, Moritat, Peter Bagge, Phil Hester, Jim Valentino and many more!

SeenAllOver.com/Etnies Contributions!

SeenAllOver.com launched on July 4 with a bang to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! Now we’re auctioning off their great work, including a selection of Etnies sneakers customized by artists including Jill Thompson, David Mack, Eric Powell, and more, plus original paintings made on the CBLDF’s Live Art Stage by Tara McPherson, Aya Kakeda, Molly Crabapple, Nikki Cook, Khary Randolph, and Brian Ewing!

Apart from all of these great items, even more than we can show here will be in the final auction, including live art created at the CBLDF Master Sessions by Paul Pope, Rob Liefeld, Jill Thompson, Terry Moore and Darick Robertson, as well as the Ale Garza hosted Drink Draw Dance pre-Comic-Con party on Wednesday, and the Thursday night’s CBLDF Welcome Party sponsored by Image Comics, in association with SeenAllOver.com, Soulcraft Comics, and IHEARTCOMIX.

Come out on Saturday night to win your share of these great original pieces, and support the First Amendment at the CBLDF’s Comic-Con Art Auction!

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