Image Comics – news week August 5th

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The week of news from Image Comics started off with the news that this week’s release of Coffin Bound will get a second printing before the first issue even hits shelves.

The series from writer Dan Watters, artist Dani, colorist Brad Simpson, letterer Aditya Bidikar, and designer Emma Price has sold out at the distributor level before the issue was even released.

Look for the first issue this Wednesday (August 7th) with the second printing of it coming on Wednesday, August 28.

Last week a few covers for the historic 300th issue of SPAWN were previewed, and this week a hew more were shown off.

Among the 10 covers when the issue is released on September 4th, will be ones from Jason Shawn Alexander, J. Scott Campbell, and Jerome Opeña, as well as a blank cover version.

Full press releases with all the news from Image Comics are below.

UPCOMING COMIC BOOK SERIES COFFIN BOUND RUSHED BACK TO PRINT AHEAD OF THIS WEEK’S RELEASE

PORTLAND, Ore. 08/05/2019 — The highly anticipated new series Coffin Bound #1 by Dan Watters (Sandman Universe: Lucifer) and artist Dani (2000AD, Girl with No Name) with colorist Brad Simpson (JESUSFREAK, MCMLXXV), letterer Aditya Bidikar, and designer Emma Price, is being rushed back to print ahead of this week’s release. 

The upcoming issue is scheduled to hit shelves this Wednesday, August 7 and—due to increasing demand—will ship sold-out at the distributor level. 

Cars! Guns! Entropy! Coffin Bound follows Izzy Tyburn, who is chased by an unstoppable killer and has decided that if the world won’t have her in it, it can have nothing of her at all. She’s re-treading her life, leaving nothing but burned rubber, ash, and the sun-scorched bones of those who get in her way. 

Ride shotgun on an unforgettable road trip through blood-splattered, grindhouse action best described as Bitch Planet and Mad Max: Fury Road set in the dark, twisted fantasy world of Sandman.

Coffin Bound #1 second printing (Diamond Code JUN198336) hits stores on Wednesday, August 28. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, August 12. 

Coffin Bound #2 (Diamond Code JUL190117) hits stores on Wednesday, September 11. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, August 19. 

Select praise for Coffin Bound:

“Wholly original. Fresh concepts and characters pop up on almost every page, courtesy of Watters’ mind and Dani’s art. This is a series to keep your eye on.” —Entertainment Weekly  

“It’s a gleeful of literary grindhouse comic that brings to mind Milligan’s Arthouse Pulp and notes of Pretty Deadly. Out in August. Pre-order now.” —Kieron Gillen

“Dani is quite a discovery: the work is very inventive and actually very careful but the line is alive and organic—the ink just spills down and branches into the right places. And the language style Watters launches here is just wonderful—I summon Milch because it’s eccentric and neo-antique like his Deadwood speech, rippling with character and drunken with its own pleasure… Coffin Bound is a damned joy.” —Warren Ellis

“A beautiful and brutal debut that’s as bewildering as it is exciting. Coffin Bound could be the sleeper hit of 2019 that only the cool kids know about.” —Comic Book Resources

“When you crack open the comic that you feel like you’ve entered Neil Gaiman’s iconic fantasy world.” —Bleeding Cool

“A Lynchian crime chase desert noir fever dream with its own messed up internal logic. Fun.” —Rob Williams

“An acid drenched road trip, seeping violence and weirdness of the best kind. Definitely one to check out.” —Ollie Masters

“Gorgeous and odd and very much its own unique monster. I am jealous at its filthy strangeness.” —Ivan Brandon

“A gore-splattered—but poetic—road trip with one of the strangest stripper scenes in comics.” —John Harris Dunning

“Dreamlike, mythic, relentless and strange.” —Kurt Busiek

“Excellent. Like finding a weird Alex Cox meets Jodorowsky road movie you didn’t know existed. Literate, full of ideas & complimented by Dani’s Guéra meets Pope-ish art.” —Iain Laurie

“Pure Doom. Watters spins a fantastic Kerouac-Ian fever dream with Dani dropping some story chops, solid gesture and moody blacks. It’s a great hook that will take you Under. Coffin Bound Rules!” —Andy Belanger 

“Your lessons of life delivered at the end of a muzzle by a choir of grindhouse philosophers laced with the wisdom of dead birds. I can hardly think of another story so fully infused with Dan Watters and Dani aesthetic.” —Ram V

Coffin Bound is a distillate of madness. A slice of apocalyptic dreamtime cut with engine smoke, acid nihilism and dirty juju. This is some top-class necrofuel, my friends, and you need it in your brain-tank pronto.” —Si Spurrier

Coffin Bound is a comic with a strong pulse that bleeds all over your hands while reading. You should give it a read.” —Declan Shalvey

“So fun! Dani’s art is gorgeous (as always!) and Brad Simpsons’ colours are ridiculously nice. I just want moreeee.” —Emmeline Pidgen

“Call your local comic shop now. Make sure they get this for you. Trust me.” —Matthew Rosenberg

SPAWN #300 JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER COVER REVEALED

PORTLAND, Ore. 08/05/2019 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal the jaw-dropping Jason Shawn Alexander cover for the upcoming milestone SPAWN #300 issue by Todd McFarlane, President at Image Comics and creator of SPAWN. This is just one of many exciting cover reveals to come on the #Roadto300!

The record-setting SPAWN #300 hits stores on Wednesday, September 4. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, August 12. 

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

Momentum and frenzied buzz surrounding the classic antihero series continues to build leading into historic SPAWN #300 and record-breaking SPAWN #301 when SPAWN becomes the longest running creator-owned comic in the world. 

The celebration of SPAWN’s 300th and 301st issues is just beginning. More art and cover reveals will be shared over the coming weeks as the road to comic book history nears its destination. 

SPAWN is currently being adapted for film—a gritty, R-rated reimagining—which will mark Image President, co-founder and SPAWN creator, Todd McFarlane’s film directorial debut. McFarlane, an Emmy/Grammy-winning producer/director is also on board as screenwriter and producer. 

SPAWN sold an unprecedented 1.7 million copies at the time it was released and is one of the world’s best-selling and longest-running monthly comic books, with hundreds of millions sold worldwide in more than 120 countries, and 15 different languages.

The comic became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a New Line Cinema feature film that grossed more than $100 million. McFarlane went on to direct and produce award-winning and critically acclaimed projects for top movie studios and record labels.

MORE OF THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SPAWN #300 COVERS REVEALED

PORTLAND, Ore. 08/09/2019 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal five more of the highly anticipated covers for the upcoming milestone SPAWN #300 issue by Todd McFarlane, President at Image Comics and creator of SPAWN. These are just a few of the exciting reveals to come on the #Roadto300!

The record-setting SPAWN #300 hits stores on Wednesday, September 4. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, August 12. 

  • SPAWN #300 CVR A MCFARLANE – Diamond Code JUN190014
  • SPAWN #300 CVR B B&W MCFARLANE – Diamond Code JUN190015
  • SPAWN #300 CVR C CAPULLO – Diamond Code JUN190016
  • SPAWN #300 CVR D CAPULLO VIRGIN – Diamond Code JUN190017
  • SPAWN #300 CVR E CAPULLO & MCFARLANE – Diamond Code JUN190018
  • SPAWN #300 CVR F B&W CAPULLO & MCFARLANE – Diamond Code JUN190019
  • SPAWN #300 CVR G CAMPBELL – Diamond Code JUN190020
  • SPAWN #300 CVR H OPEÑA – Diamond Code JUN190021
  • SPAWN #300 CVR I ALEXANDER – Diamond Code JUN190022
  • SPAWN #300 CVR J PARODY VAR MCFARLANE – JUN190023
  • SPAWN #300 CVR K 25 COPY (limited) CAPULLO & MCFARLANE VIRGIN – JUN190024
  • SPAWN #300 CVR L 50 COPY (limited) MCFARLANE  VIRGIN – JUN190025
  • SPAWN #300 CVR M CAMPBELL VIRGIN – JUN199041
  • SPAWN #300 CVR N CAMPBELL B&W – JUN199042
  • SPAWN #300 CVR O OPEÑA VIRGIN – JUN199043
  • SPAWN #300 CVR P OPEÑA B&W – JUN199044
  • SPAWN #300 CVR Q BLANK SKETCH CVR – JUN199116
  • SPAWN #300 CVR R NYCC EXCLUSIVE

Momentum and frenzied buzz surrounding the classic antihero series continues to build leading into historic SPAWN #300 and record-breaking SPAWN #301 when SPAWN becomes the longest running creator-owned comic in the world. 

SPAWN is currently being adapted for film—a gritty, R-rated reimagining—which will mark Image President, co-founder and SPAWN creator, Todd McFarlane’s film directorial debut. McFarlane, an Emmy/Grammy-winning producer/director is also on board as screenwriter and producer. 

SPAWN sold an unprecedented 1.7 million copies at the time it was released and is one of the world’s best-selling and longest-running monthly comic books, with hundreds of millions sold worldwide in more than 120 countries, and 15 different languages.

The comic became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a New Line Cinema feature film that grossed more than $100 million. McFarlane went on to direct and produce award-winning and critically acclaimed projects for top movie studios and record labels.

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