Image Comics – News week (February 18th, 2019)

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Our weekly recap of news from Image Comics includes news on a new printing of DIE #1, as well as news that Michel Fiffe’s popular superhero revenge series COPRA is moving to Image.

Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans’ Die #1 is getting it’s fourth printing due to overwhelming demand for the issue.

The fantasy series about a group of adults who must deal with something terrible that they survived when they were teens.

Look for the new printing on March 20th at your local comic book shop.

On Friday it was announced that Michel Fiffe’s COPRA series will call Image Comics it’s new home beginning in May when the first five collected volumes will be released.

The five collected volumes will hit comic book shops on May 1st, with traditional book stores getting them on May 7th.

All press releases are below. All artwork courtesy of Image Comics.

KIERON GILLEN & STEPHANIE HANS’ DIE IS ON FIRE

PORTLAND, OR 02/21/2019 — Image Comics is pleased to announce that New York Times bestselling creator Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine) and artist Stephanie Hans’ Die #1 is being rushed back to print for a fourth time to keep up with growing demand for the series.

Die is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of adults have to deal with the returning unearthly horror they barely survived as teenage role-players. The series is perhaps best described as “Goth Jumanji”—but that only captures a sliver of what you’ll find in this series where fantasy gets all too real.

Die #1, fourth printing (Diamond Code JAN198547) will be available on Wednesday, March 20. The final order cutoff deadline for comic shop retailers is Monday, Feb 25.

Die is also available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.Select praise for Die:

“Really couldn’t have enjoyed Die #1 more than I did. Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans are a powerful merging of talents. Feels like a well-oiled team that’s been working together for years. Image Comics continues to innovate.” —Rick RemenderDeadly Class, Low, Black Science, Seven to Eternity 

“Utterly beautiful.” —The Hollywood Reporter

“So I read Die today and it’s something special: clever, chilling, beautiful, and surprising. IT’S REAL GOOD AND I THINK YOU SHOULD GET IT.” —Ryan North,The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Dinosaur Comics, How To Invent Everything: A Survival Guide For The Stranded Time Traveler

“Emotional evisceration awaits. I cannot recommend this highly enough” —Marguerite BennettAnimosity, Bombshells

“Seriously, pre-order your copy; it’s so good!” —Women Write About Comics

“I’ve had the pleasure of reading Die from Gillen, Hans & Cowles and it’s everything I love about comics. It’s such a great concept for a series.” —Gerry DugganDeadpool, Analog

“Do you wish that IT had fewer clowns luring in sewers with balloons and more RPG sessions that cause kids to disappear for several years? Then Die by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans is the comic for you! Also, I got to test-play the RPG the book is built around and it’s SO FUN.” —Jody HouserStranger Things, Faith, Doctor Who

“Die is a compelling drama, filled with secrets and lies. It has the reliable wit and grace one expects from Gillen along with rich and stunning artwork by Hans, who is without a doubt delivering her best work to date. Gorgeously rendered, perfectly constructed, Die is a fantastic new series that pulls the reader into a new world, in more ways than one.” —Declan ShalveyMoon Knight, Injection, Return Of Wolverine

“Soooooo Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans’ Die is something ABSURDLY special. Really an incredible book.” —Mags VisaggioEternity Girl, Kim & Kim, Sex Death Revolution

COPRA TRADE PAPERBACKS FIND NEW HOME AT IMAGE COMICS THIS MAY

PORTLAND, OR 02/22/2019 — Michel Fiffe’s wildly popular Copra series will find a new home at Image Comics this May. All five volumes of the series will be available at once for fans looking to catch up on the critically acclaimed series and for those readers new to the bestselling superhero revenge story.

“I can’t wait for readers to grab these collections and be able to finally read my violent celebration of superhero team comics,” said Fiffe. “They’ll see the enthusiasm I’ve charged into 30 plus issues and jump on board just in time to realize that I’m just getting started.”

Each trade paperback volume of Copra collects six issues of the series. 

About Copra, Vol. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1391-0, Diamond Code MAR190056):
They’re ugly. They’re mean. But up until today, they’ve always been loyal. So when one of their own betrays them, COPRA has no choice but to turn their nightmarish skills back on everyone who ever even looked at them funny. Collects Copra #1-6.

About Copra, Vol. 2 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1392-7, Diamond Code MAR190057):
Genocide ain’t a pretty thing to see, but there’s no time to mourn when your face is at the edge of the abyss. Scarred, desperate, and alone, COPRA will clear their name in a brutal reckoning with the forces that screwed them over and sold them out in Michel Fiffe’s unmatched juggernaut of violence. Collects Copra #7-12.

About Copra, Vol. 3 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1393-4, Diamond Code MAR190058):
Old friends and older habits, cell blocks and beaches. Grandma’s homemade recipes and a cartel slaughterhouse. This is what the men and women of COPRA call downtime. Their habit is vengeance, and they couldn’t stop if they wanted to. It’s the third volume of Michel Fiffe’s overpowering superhero sidewinder. Collects Copra #13-18.

About Copra, Vol. 4 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1394-1, Diamond Code MAR190059):
The return of the world’s favorite revenge team is marked by back-to-back brutality and psychedelic suspense. Our team gets served the same penalties they’ve dished out in the wake of a prison break, an unstoppable assassin, and a seminal showdown. Keep up as COPRA’s kill list gets checked off at the peak of their mondo bizarro bloodlust. Collects Copra #19-24.

About Copra, Vol. 5 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1395-8, Diamond Code MAR190060):
How do you measure loyalty in a treacherous world? In the latest collection of Michel Fiffe’s wildly popular superhero action masterpiece, the answer is found at the end of a fist, the blade of a sword, and the mouth of a gun. Crush or be crushed. The place is anywhere. The time is now. Collects Copra #26-31.

Copra, Vol. 1-5 trade paperbacks will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 1. The final order cutoff deadline for comic shop retailers is Monday, April 8. 

Copra, Vol. 1-5 trade paperbacks will be available at bookstores on Tuesday, May 7. They can be pre-ordered on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo. 

Copra is also available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play. 

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