Image Comics – NEWS WEEK (January 7th, 2019)

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The news this week from Image Comics includes the announcement of the first five issues BURNOUTS will be released as a trade paperback as well as a sneak peak at the new series VINDICATION.

The “high school action dramedy” about teenagers who must save their town from aliens…but they can only see them when they are high.

BURNOUTS from Dennis Culver and Geoffo will see the first story arc released as a trade paperback on February 26th, but can be pre-ordered now, and from the quotes below it sounds like a fun title.

Cover of Image Comics BURNOUTS trade paperback

Coming this February from Top Cow and Image Comics is a new title that is very topical with everything going on in the country right now.

VINDICATION from writer MD Marie and artists Carlos Miko and Dema Jr. is comic that explores power in the criminal justice system.

From the press release “in turbulent times, when cops are often portrayed as enemies of the people, Detective Chip Christopher walks the blurred blue line between racism and due diligence in order to do his job. And right now, it’s his job to investigate Turn, a young black man with a sketchy past who was previously exonerated of a similar slaying.

Look for the first issue of the series on February 6th, just in time for Black History Month.

Cover of Image Comics Vindication #1

Full press releases for all of the news this week are below. All artwork courtesy of Image.

BURNOUTS TRADE PAPERBACK COLLECTION LANDS IN STORES THIS FEBRUARY

Collects issues #1-5

PORTLAND, OR, 01/07/2019 — Dennis Culver (E is for ExtinctionBlack Panther: The Illustrated History of a King) and Geoffo (layout artist for Ironheart and Marvel Rising) take a swing at the little green men this February with a trade paperback collection of their high school action-dramedy BURNOUTS. 

To save their friends and families, a group of teenagers must fight off an attack on their town by a secret alien invasion…but they can only see the aliens when they’re high. The Burnouts are saving the world one puff at a time!  

BURNOUTS (Diamond code: DEC180068, ISBN: 978-1-5343-1141-1) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, February 20th and bookstores on Tuesday, February 26th. It can be preordered via AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-A-MillionIndiebound, and Indigo.

BURNOUTS 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. 
Select praise for BURNOUTS:

“It’s Freaks and Geeks if the freaks were the only ones who could see aliens, and it rules. Harangue your local comic book shop about it!” —D.C. Pierson

“Funny, lighthearted, and compelling as well.” —Impulse Gamer

“It’s the mashup of Invasion of the Body SnatchersGhostbustersDazed and Confused, and Superbad that you didn’t know you needed until now.”
—Rogues Portal

“Highly recommended.” —Mark Waid

“Really fun read, reminds me of Superbad but with an X-Files twist.”
—Declan Shalvey

“BURNOUTS is cinematic in both look and feel.” —AiPT!

Freaks and Geeks meets The X Files…solid cartooning and storytelling.”
—Nick Pitarra

“BURNOUTS is a downright fun comic. I never knew I needed a teen comedy/alien thriller, but now that I have one, I don’t know what I did without it for so long.”
—Horror Talk


TIMELY NEW COMIC BOOK SERIES VINDICATION EXPLORES RACE AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM THIS FEBRUARY


The topical new series will launch during Black History Month,
early sneak preview revealed

PORTLAND, Ore., 01/10/2019 — Writer MD Marie and artists Carlos Miko and Dema Jr. disrupt the status quo with an all-new comic book series exploring power in the criminal justice system in Vindication. The series will launch from Image/Top Cow this February, in time for Black History Month. 

In turbulent times, when cops are often portrayed as enemies of the people, Detective Chip Christopher walks the blurred blue line between racism and due diligence in order to do his job. And right now, it’s his job to investigate Turn, a young black man with a sketchy past who was previously exonerated of a similar slaying. 

“So many beautiful colors are dimmed by myopia,” said MD Marie. “I want to provide a lens that lets in a little light.”

Wrapped in the intensity and socio-political implications of The Hate U Give and Fruitvale Station, readers won’t want to miss Vindication‘s timely and evocative cat-and-mouse story about a cop bent on catching a murderer. 

Vindication #1 (Diamond code: NOV180041) will be available on Wednesday, February 6th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, January 14th.

Vindication #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. Fans can also subscribe to receive the series delivered by mail within the domestic U.S. on Image Direct.


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