SANDBOX: IMAGE COMICS – NEWS WEEK (OCTOBER 22, 2018)

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Image Comics this week had some interesting news announced. They started off the week announcing that Doug TenNapel’s sci-fi graphic novel CREATURE TECH will be released this upcoming January. 

The full color graphic novel about the battle between good and evil, that focuses on a zombiefied Dr. Jameson setting out to destroy the earth…with the help of a giant space eel will hit comic book retailer shelves on January 2nd and bookstore shelves on January 8th. 

Next up was the announcement that the the board game HATE will be adapted into a trade paperback titled CHRONICLES OF HATE from Image Comics and Top Cow. The first two books of the fantasy series from Adam Smith will be collected together in an oversized edition.

Look for it on December 5th in comic book shops and on December 11th in bookstores. 

Also from Top Cow this week was the news that the first four issues of Bryan Hill and Jeff Spokes’ APHRODITE V will be collected in a trade paperback. 

APHRODITE V, VOL. 1 will be released to comic book stores on December 19th and to book stores on the 25th. 

NEW FULL-COLOR EDITION OF CREATURE TECH ARRIVES THIS JANUARY

PORTLAND, OR, 10/22/2018 — Doug TenNapel (Earthworm Jim, GEAR, GhostopolisCardboard) will release a new full-color edition of his science fiction adventure graphic novel—CREATURE TECH—from Image Comics this January.

In CREATURE TECH, good battles evil, and the world hangs in the balance! Resurrected by the Shroud of Turin, the zombified Dr. Jameson sets out to finish what he started 150 years ago—destroying the earth with a giant space eel. Standing in his way is Dr. Ong, a would-be pastor-turned-scientist who now works in a government research facility infamously known as “Creature Tech.” Aided by an unlikely cast of rednecks, symbiotic aliens, and a CIA-trained mantid, Dr. Ong embarks on a journey of faith, love, and self-discovery. 

All in a day’s work at Creature Tech! 

CREATURE TECH, NEW EDITION (Diamond code: OCT180058, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0918-0) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, January 2nd and bookstores on Tuesday, January 8th. It can be preordered via AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-A-MillionIndiebound, and Indigo.

CREATURE TECH 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 CREATURE TECH:

“One of the best graphic novels ever made. A classic.” —Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet)

“CREATURE TECH is a beautiful, over-the-top, spiritual tale full of everything I love: monsters, monsters, and monsters!” —Rob Schrab (SCUD: THE DISPOSABLE ASSASSIN)

“[TenNapel’s] goofy, kinetic style (quite reminiscent of Will Eisner’s) makes a winner out of this crazed romp.” —Booklist

“I LOVE this book like I love breakfast burritos. It’s got everything: sci-fi, adventures, romance, kung fu, and even giant space eels!” —Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite)

CROWDFUNDING SUCCESS HATE BOARD GAME INSPIRES CHRONICLES OF HATE FANTASY COMIC BOOK SERIES SPIN-OFF

PORTLAND, OR, 10/22/2018 — This December, following the wildly successful Kickstarter campaign for the HATE board game, Image/Top Cow will release an oversized trade paperback edition of CHRONICLES OF HATE, collecting books one and two of internationally renowned artist Adrian Smith’s dark fantasy series.

Smith first came to prominence for his atmospheric, moody artwork and game illustrations for such popular franchises as Magic: The Gathering and Warhammer

In a world where the sun is frozen and the moon burns, CHRONICLES OF HATE follows an unlikely hero who rises to free the Earth Mother from her chains. This isn’t a world for the weak. All we know is HATE. 

CHRONICLES OF HATE, COLLECTED EDITION (Diamond code: OCT180056, ISBN: 978-1-5343-1144-2) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, December 5th and bookstores on Tuesday, December 11th. It can be preordered via AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-A-MillionIndiebound, and Indigo.

CHRONICLES OF HATE, COLLECTED EDITION 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.

APHRODITE V, VOL. 1 EXPLORES TERRORS OF BLACK MARKET TECHNOLOGY THIS DECEMBER

Collecting issues #1-4 

PORTLAND, OR, 10/22/2018 — Bryan Hill (CYBER FORCE, POSTAL) and Jeff Spokes will release APHRODITE V, VOL. 1 this December from Image/Top Cow.

In the near future, Los Angeles is a city on the brink of evolution, struggling with a new wave of terror powered by black market technology. Enter Aphrodite V: a fugitive from her masters, seeking individuality and purpose. She is the bleeding edge of biomechanics…and Los Angeles’ best hope against a new enemy that seeks to become a god among machines. 

One machine wants to destroy the city. Another has come to save it. Only one will survive. 

APHRODITE V, VOL. 1 (Diamond code: OCT180052, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0984-5) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, December 19th and bookstores on Tuesday, December 25th. It can be preordered via AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-A-MillionIndiebound, and Indigo.

APHRODITE V, VOL. 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.
Select praise for APHRODITE V:

“A fresh take on a seemingly plausible not-too-distant future.” ComicBook.com

“Its lead is good, Aphrodite is mysterious and interesting, and the art is great. This one gets a recommendation.” —Bleeding Cool

“Ideal for fans of Ex MachinaThe Terminator, and any sci-fi robot classic.”
—ComicsVerse


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