Image Comics news briefs – Bliss from Lewis / Yarsky, BlackHand & IronHead collected edition

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Today Image Comics dropped a couple pieces of news, a new series from writer Sean Lewis and artist Caitlin Yarsky. Also announced was that BlackHand & IronHead web comic miniseries by David López will be collected in a hardcover edition.

The “dark urban fantasy maxi-seriesBLISS from Sean Lewis and Caitlin Yarsky had a few of the interior pages released as part of the announcement. The series is “Best described as Breaking Bad meets Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, Bliss is the perfect new addiction for fans of Gaiman’s Sandman and Dan Watters and Dani’s Coffin Bound” which has been intrigued and I’ll be picking up the issue when it comes out when it comes out on June 24.

The second piece of news today was that the web comic superhero mini-series from David López BlackHand & IronHead will be collected as a hardcover edition and is set for release on September 8th.

NEIL GAIMAN’S AMERICAN GODS MEETS BREAKING BAD IN ADDICTIVE NEW URBAN FANTASY MAXI-SERIES BLISS LAUNCHING THIS JUNE
Interior preview pages revealed

PORTLAND, Ore. 03/02/2020 — Award winning playwright and bestselling comics writer Sean Lewis (Coyotes, Thumbs

reteams with fan favorite Coyotes artist Caitlin Yarsky for a dark urban fantasy maxi-series titled Bliss. It will consist of two story arcs and launch from Image Comics this June.  

“I grew up seeing people getting addicted to things: drugs, success, sex… it always seemed to be about forgetting deeper pains,” said Lewis. “I spent some of my life trying to forget my dad through these means, now that I’m a dad it made me wonder: how could that cycle break? And what happens to all these memories we push away? What if the Goddess Lethe was real? What if she is who we answered to?”

In this upcoming series, there’s a drug called Bliss wiping away memories in Feral City. A good-hearted young man—overwhelmed by a deathly sick child and distraught wife—makes a deal to become the personal hitman to three gods, killing those in their way and sending memories down the river of Oblivion in exchange for his family’s well-being. 

Yarsky added: “As time passes and we become more burdened with memories of our past mistakes and misfortunes, we often turn to self destructive coping mechanisms. Anything to turn off the din of guilt and regret. But in the process of trying to drown it all out, we create monsters that eat away at us until there is nothing left. To me, Bliss is about what happens when we pull ourselves out of the wreckage. It’s about finding redemption through self-actualization and love.”

Best described as Breaking Bad meets Neil Gaiman’s American GodsBliss is the perfect new addiction for fans of Gaiman’s Sandman and Dan Watters and Dani’s Coffin Bound.

Bliss #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 24. 

Bliss #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

FAN-FAVORITE BLACKHAND & IRONHEAD WEBCOMIC TO BE COLLECTED INTO A HARDCOVER EDITION FROM IMAGE COMICS THIS SEPTEMBER
Interior preview pages revealed

PORTLAND, Ore. 03/02/2020 — The fan-favorite BlackHand & IronHead web comic miniseries by David López, originally published online by Panel Syndicate, will be collected and in print for the first time in the U.S. from Image Comics. This BlackHand & IronHead, Vol. 1 hardcover edition will be available in September.

“After many years working only as an artist in the big two, I’ve finally found the courage and I’ve written and drawn my own story, and I’m printing it in Image! Where the world’s best authors publish their works, this is a change of scale, suddenly my public is the whole world, can you believe it?!” said López. “BlackHand & IronHead is sincere, raw, unfiltered and personal, no obligations or compromises, exactly the story I imagined, that’s something I love as a reader and I hope people will love it from my book.”

In BlackHand & IronHead, Vol. 1, Alexia’s father is the head of a superpowered corporate empire and one of the greatest superheroes of all time, and she desperately wants to take up his mantle. However, upon his sudden death, a woefully unprepared Alexia is confronted with a wealth of well-kept family secrets—including a villainous sister she never knew existed. Can the sisters work together to investigate their father’s mysterious death? Or will they destroy each other in the process?

BlackHand & IronHead, Vol. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1689-8) will be available on Wednesday, September 2 and in bookstores on Tuesday, September 8. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shops, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.

BlackHand & IronHead, Vol. 1 will remain available in digital on Panel Syndicate.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, 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.

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