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Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan, and Skybound take you on a Dark Ride

Skybound has announced the launch of Dark Ride, a new horror comic book series from the visionary Birthright team of Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan that introduces readers to The Scariest Place on Earth. Dark Ride #1 arrives in comic book shops October 5, 2022. 

Devil Land has been the world’s premiere horror-themed amusement park for over 50 years, home to the scariest ride ever created – The Devil’s Due. But when lifelong fan Owen Seasons begins his first day on the job, he will discover the true horrors happening behind the scenes, the truth about the park’s reclusive creator Arthur Dante and that the job of his dreams might just be a living nightmare.   

In addition to a striking main cover by Bressan and series colorist Adriano Lucas, Dark Ride #1 boasts an impressive variant cover lineup that will kick off an exciting variant cover program continuing through all four issues of Dark Ride’s first arc. Cover B by Martín Morazzo spotlights park mascot Danny D. Evill, with additional variant covers to be announced soon. 

The world of Dark Ride makes its first comic book appearance in Skybound X #25, available in comic shops and at digital providers on July 20, 2022. 

Dark Ride #1 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. 

The list of covers is below: 

  • Dark Ride #1 CVR A by Bressan & Lucas (Diamond Code MAY228047) 
  • Dark Ride #1 CVR B by Morazzo (Diamond Code MAY228048) 
Dark Ride #1

Image Celebrates 30 years with an Image! Anthology

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Image Comics with the upcoming anthology series Image! kicking off in April. This 12-issue series will treat readers to all-new stories from some of the biggest and best names in comics.

Edited by Image Comics’ Publisher Eric Stephenson and featuring a combination of ongoing serials and standalone short stories, Image! will be the cannot-miss event of the year.

This first issue will showcase a combination of ongoing serials and standalone short stories, including the first chapters of two 12-part stories, “The Blizzard” by Geoff Johns and Andrea Mutti, as well as the opening installments of a trio of three-parters: “Gospel for a New Century” by Wyatt Kennedy and Luana Vecchio, “Hopeless” by Mirka Andolfo, and “Shift” by Kyle Higgins and Daniele Di Nicuolo. Readers will also be treated to an exclusive first look at Declan Shalvey’s upcoming Old Dog series, an original ongoing comic strip by Skottie Young, and more.

The series will also boast the talents of such comics powerhouses as, Brenden FletcherW. Maxwell PrinceMartín MorazzoRobert KirkmanCory Walker, Ed BrubakerSean PhillipsTim Seeley, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Leslie HungJoe CaseyNathan FoxZoe ThorogoodMaria Lovett, Jay FaerberMatt FractionFábio MoonGabriel BáKelly Sue DeConnickEmma RíosJames Tynion IVKieron Gillen, and many more.

Image! #1 (Diamond Code FEB220047) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 13.

Image! #1

The Last Podcast on the Left Comes to Comics with THe Last Comic Book on the Left

After producing nearly 500 full episodes exploring the darkest corners of humanity and supernatural dread, horror-comedy connoisseurs Marcus Parks, Henry Zebrowski, and Ben Kissel are ushering their Last Podcast on the Left into the strangest realm of all: comic books. The trio has partnered with Z2 Comics to release a new series of graphic novels, beginning with The Last Comic Book on the Left Vol. 1, debuting Spring 2022

The project will pay homage to the storied history of horror comics with a curated, interlocking anthology in the vein of CreepyEerieTales From the Crypt, and The Vault of Horror. Participating creators include the most innovative voices in the genre, including:

  • James Tynion IV (The Department of TruthSomething Is Killing the Children)
  • Rick Veitch (Swamp ThingMiracleman)
  • Bob Fingerman (Minimum WageBeg the Question)
  • Tyler Boss (4 Kids Walk Into a BankWhat’s the Furthest Place From Here?)
  • Ryan Cady (Machine Gun Kelly’s Hotel DiabloSublime: $5 at the Door)
  • Eliot Rahal (Machine Gun Kelly’s Hotel Diablo, the upcoming Cheech and Chong’s Chronicles: The Graphic Novel)
  • Morgan Beem (Swamp Thing: Twin BranchesThe Family Trade)
  • Noah Van Sciver (Grateful Dead Originsthe upcoming Cheech and Chong’s Chronicles: The Graphic Novel)
  • Logan Faerber

Marcus Parks and Henry Zebrowski will also contribute a story to the project, illustrated by legendary artist John McCrea (HitmanThe Boys: Herogasm). Eric Powell (The Goon, Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?), Martin Morazzo (Ice Cream ManHAHA), and Bob Fingerman provide cover art. 

Further embracing the podcast’s marriage of the sinister and silly, deluxe editions of The Last Comic Book on the Left will also come bundled with a series of prints, revolving around suspiciously erotic cryptids and other spooky surrealism. Artists and subjects include: 

  • Ian McGinty, Detective Popcorn
  • Sean Von Gorman, The Jersey Devil
  • Noah Van Sciver, Bigfoot
  • Jenna Cha, Mothman
  • Norzine, Aum Shinrikyo
  • Martin Morazzo, John Wayne Gacy
  • Logan Faerber, Black Death
  • Courtney Menard, The Rendlesham Forest Incident

The Last Comic Book on the Left Vol. 1 will be available this Spring.

The Last Podcast on the Left

Ice Cream Man #24 is Gobbled Up and Heads Back to Print

Ice Cream Man #24 by W. Maxwell Prince and Martín Morazzo wraps up the sixth story arc in the bestselling horror series and is sold out completely at the distributor level. Image Comics has fast-tracked the cavity-inducing comic for a reprint in order to keep up with customer demand.

Ice Cream Man #24, second printing (Diamond Code APR218629) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 16. 

Ice Cream Man #24, second printing

She Could Fly Gets its Finale with She Could Fly: Fight or Flight

The groundbreaking one-of-a-kind series from Eisner-nominated co-creator of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire Christopher Cantwell, artist Martín Morazzo, and color by Miroslav Mrva, comes to an astonishing finale in the original graphic novel She Could Fly: Fight or Flight.     

After an intense brain surgery, Luna’s mental imbalances are more manageable, but still problematic. Now 18, she’s estranged from her parents and forging a life on her own. But Luna soon discovers that there’s a new Flying Woman in town… one that’s hellbent on causing havoc and terror.

After witnessing this new Flying Villain, Luna’s purpose finally becomes clear. She must be the one to fly—for the good of Chicago, for the sake of her family, for the memory of Mayura, and for herself.

And this battle will all take place above the city skyline… 

She Could Fly: Fight or Flight will be in comic shops on October 6, 2021, and in book stores on October 19, 2021.

She Could Fly: Fight or Flight

Machine Gun Kelly Teams with Z2 Comics for the graphic novel Hotel Diablo

Z2 Comics has announced they are collaborating on the first-ever graphic novel from musician and actor, Machine Gun Kelly. The young superstar brings his genuine love of comics to his first foray into four color fiction with the graphic novel tie-in to his 2019 album Hotel Diablo, which is available for preorder now!

Between Heaven and Hell lies a waystation for the soul–a place where your deeds in life are the keys to your eternity in the afterlife–at the Hotel Diablo. And it’s Lidia Lopez’s first night behind the front desk. Every guest has a story to tell and a lesson to learn… 

Machine Gun Kelly’s Hotel Diablo is co-written by film and music superstar Machine Gun Kelly with Eliot Rahal and Ryan Cady. It features art by Martin MorazzoAmilcar Pinna, Victor Ibañez, Nelson Blake II, and more to be announced!

The Machine Gun Kelly’s Hotel Diablo graphic novel clocks in at over 100 pages and will be released in a standard softcover edition in comic shops and bookstores alike in July 2021, as well as special deluxe and super deluxe editions available only through the Z2 website, which will include a special exclusive vinyl edition of the album!

Machine Gun Kelly’s Hotel Diablo

Image Reveals Local Comic Shop Day 202 Exclusive Variants for Ice Cream Man, Invincible, Monstress, and Spawn

Image Comics will participate in ComicsPro’s Local Comic Shop Day 2020 this year on Wednesday, November 25 with four exclusive variants in celebration of the Direct Market retailers.

The variants will include a special Green Eggs & Ham homage variant of Ice Cream Man #20 by W. Maxwell Prince and Martín Morazzo, a flashy gold foil edition of the Invincible #1 by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker for fans getting excited about the upcoming Amazon Prime Original TV adaptation, a gorgeous gold foil edition of the Monstress: Talk Stories #1 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda that even professor Tam Tam will approve of, and a comic shop name-dropping variant of Spawn #312 by Todd McFarlane himself to feed fans’ feverish Spawnmania.

About ICE CREAM MAN #20 (Diamond Code SEP209164)—
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Three fish, four fish, have some more fish. Five fish, six fish—are you sickish? Seven fish, eight fish…it’s getting late fish. Nine fish, ten fish, everyone you love will die and life is pointless so why even get out of bed you little worm you sick little insect with your sad flailing arms and creepy-crawly legs my god I’ve never seen such a pathetic specimen how sad how truly tragic…red fish, blue fish. 

Green Eggs & Ham homage LCSD 2021 edition of the standalone issue from ICE CREAM MAN that sold out multiple times and caused a stir for it’s creepy satirization of classic children’s stories.

ICE CREAM MAN #20

About INVINCIBLE #1 (Diamond Code SEP209165)—
Strange things begin to happen to Mark Grayson as he develops superpowers. Luckily, his dad is around to show him the ropes, at least he WOULD be if he weren’t so busy saving the world all the time. Mark is forced to go out on his own, and try and figure out how all this superheroing business works. The results are a monumental disaster. Meanwhile, there’s trouble at school when Mark is dragged into a fight of epic proportions.

This LCSD 2020 edition of the debut issue of the long running INVINCIBLE series by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker will introduce the action packed adventure to a whole new audience of readers since its original launch in 2003. Now fans can revisit the iconic superhero story of Mark Grayson in anticipation of the upcoming Amazon Prime Original TV show adaptation coming soon and featuring the voices of fan-favorite Steven Yeun (THE WALKING DEAD), Academy and Golden Globe award winning J.K. Simmons, and two time Golden Globe winning Sandra Oh of the popular TV series Killing Eve!

INVINCIBLE #1

About MONSTRESS: TALK STORIES #1 (Diamond Code SEP209163)—
Bridging the gap between the fifth and sixth arc (which resumes in January 2021), MONSTRESS returns with TALK-STORIES, a two-part limited series that invites you to eat dumplings beside the fire and listen as Kippa recounts a defining moment from her childhood.

Whether caught up on the latest issue of MONSTRESS or not, fans will enjoy this delightful spinoff and will want to get their hands on this highly collectable Gold Foil LCSD edition. 

MONSTRESS: TALK STORIES #1

About SPAWN #312 (Diamond Code SEP209162)—
This LCSD 2020 SPAWN #312 cover will be a variant of Todd McFarlane’s cover for the issue—only instead of listing out the names of those who’ve contributed to SPAWN over the years, this LCSD 2020 cover will wraparound and feature the names of retailers who are registered for the 2020 Local Comic Shop Day festivities! (For retailers who haven’t registered yet, there’s still time! Pop over to comicspro.com/lcsd2020 and register before 5pm PDT on Sunday, November 1 and you’ll be added to the cover!)

SPAWN #312 Local Comic Shop Day

Ice Cream Man #20 Heads Back for a Third Printing

Ice Cream Man #20 by W. Maxwell Prince and Martín Morazzo is being rushed back to print again in order to keep up with the steadily growing reader demand. Only the Lorax would stand in the way of more copies being printed—and the third printing cover art will pit this tree-loving Seuss character against the reprint-loving Ice Cream Man.

Ice Cream Man is a genre-defying comic book series featuring disparate ‘one-shot’ tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck, is the Ice Cream Man-a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. Friend. Foe. God. Demon. The man who, with a snap of his fingers—lickety split!—can change the course of your life forever.

Ice Cream Man #20, third printing (Diamond Code JUL209197) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, September 30. 

Ice Cream Man #20 third printing

Ice Cream Man #20 Does Whatever a Sold Out Comic Can (Get a Second Printing)

Ice Cream Man #20 by W. Maxwell Prince and Martín Morazzo is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with the overwhelming demand of critics, retailers, fans, and all the whos in Whoville for this deliciously dark standalone story. This second printing will feature a cheeky homage to the iconic Dr. Seuss book Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Ice Cream Man is a genre-defying comic book series featuring disparate ‘one-shot’ tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck, is the Ice Cream Man—a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. Friend. Foe. God. Demon. The man who, with a snap of his fingers—lickety split!—can change the course of your life forever.

Ice Cream Man #20, second printing (Diamond Code JUN209227) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, September 2.

Ice Cream Man #20, second printing

Ice Cream Man Presents: Quarantine Comix Mini-Comics in September

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ice Cream Man creators W. Maxwell Prince and Martín Morazzo launched an online-only series of mini-comics set in the ICM universe. The collection of these stories, Ice Cream Man Presents: Quarantine Comix #1, will be available in print for the first time from Image Comics this September.  

These strange little ditties were originally meant to tide folks over while the industry was on pause—and also raise money for struggling comic shops; 50 percent of all digital proceeds were donated to Comicbook United Fund/BINC Foundation.

Now, collected into print format, this is an extra-length collection of all six issues of these Quarantine Comix, featuring brand-new cover art and bonus stories by guest creators. And, as before, 50 percent of creator profits will go to Comicbook United Fund/BINC Foundation to help stores get back on their feet—because comic shops are sweet.

Ice Cream Man Presents: Quarantine Comix #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, September 9. 

Ice Cream Man Presents: Quarantine Comix #1 remains available to purchase in digital format on the Quarantine Comix website.

Ice Cream Man Presents: Quarantine Comix #1
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