Monday, July 15, 2013

Image Comics Offering SDCC Exclusives


Image Comics will bring the ruckus at SDCC, offering up a ton of exclusives and variant covers for fans of the publishers. These editions will be available in limited quantities only at the Image Comics/Skybound booth (#2729) or the Top Cow booth (#2629). In addition, Image Comics will be offering copies of its Image Expo variant editions for sale at their booth, as well as new T-shirts and tote bags, and a variant edition of LAZARUS #2 by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark will be available at the booths of participating retailers who are exhibiting at the convention.

Among the variants will be Ghosted #1 by Joshua Williamson and Goran Sudzuka with a cover by Matteo Scalera, a convention exclusive edition of Satellite Sam #1 by Matt Fraction and Howard Chaykin with black-and-white cover art by Chaykin and Sidekick #1 by J. Michael Straczynski and Tom Mandrake with a cover by Whilce Portacio. Additionally, also on hand will be Clone Volume One by David Schulner and Juan Jose Ryp, Invincible Compendium Volume One by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley, Thief of Thieves Volume Two by Robert Kirkman, James Asmus, and Shawn Martinbrough and The Walking Dead Compendium Volume Two by Kirkman and Charlie Adlard will be for sale in limited quantities each day.

The hardcover edition of Think Tank Volume One by Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal will be for sale at the Top Cow booth. Other variants to be sold at the Image booth are a special foil-cover variant of Chew #35 by John Layman and Rob Guillory and Ten Grand #4 by J. Michael Straczynski and Ben Templesmith. In addition to the Think Tank hardcover, Top Cow will be selling an exclusive Aphrodite IX #3 “Cosplay” edition with a photo cover. A complete list, with images, of Image variants can be found on the Image Comics blog.

On the merchandise side, Image Comics will be selling their Image Comics logo tote bags and T-shirts, which made their debut at Image Expo in San Francisco on July 2. Also available will be the “Lying Cat” T-shirts featuring brand-new artwork of the fan-favorite character from the wildly popular Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.

Full press release below.

IMAGE COMICS OFFERS EXCLUSIVE AND VARIANT EDITIONS AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL
Special editions include issues, hardcover collections, and merchandise

The Image Comics/Skybound and Top Cow booths will be selling exclusive editions and variants of of ten titles, including four hardcover collections, at Comic-Con International, taking place in San Diego from July 17 to 21. These editions will be available in limited quantities only at the Image Comics/Skybound booth (#2729) or the Top Cow booth (#2629). In addition, Image Comics will be offering copies of its Image Expo variant editions for sale at their booth, as well as new T-shirts and tote bags, and a variant edition of LAZARUS #2 by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark will be available at the booths of participating retailers who are exhibiting at the convention.

Three #1 issues are among the variants, including GHOSTED #1 by Joshua Williamson and Goran Sudzuka with a cover by Matteo Scalera, a convention exclusive edition of SATELLITE SAM #1 by Matt Fraction and Howard Chaykin with black-and-white cover art by Chaykin, and SIDEKICK #1 by J. Michael Straczynski and Tom Mandrake with a cover by Whilce Portacio.

Giving some heft to Image’s Comic-Con offerings are four hardcover editions released by the Image imprints Skybound and Top Cow. At the Image imprint Skybound, CLONE VOLUME ONE by David Schulner and Juan Jose Ryp, INVINCIBLE COMPENDIUM VOLUME ONE by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley, THIEF OF THIEVES VOLUME TWO by Robert Kirkman, James Asmus, and Shawn Martinbrough; and THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM VOLUME TWO by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard will be for sale in limited quantities each day. The hardcover edition of THINK TANK VOLUME ONE by Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal will be for sale at the Top Cow booth.

Other variants to be sold at the Image booth are a special foil-cover variant of CHEW #35 by John Layman and Rob Guillory and TEN GRAND #4 by J. Michael Straczynski and Ben Templesmith. In addition to the THINK TANK hard cover, Top Cow will be selling an exclusive APHRODITE IX #3 “Cosplay” edition with a photo cover. A complete list, with images, of Image variants can be found on the Image Comics blog.

On the merchandise side, Image Comics will be selling their Image Comics logo tote bags and T-shirts, which made their debut at Image Expo in San Francisco on July 2. Also available will be the “Lying Cat” T-shirts featuring brand-new artwork of the fan-favorite character from the wildly popular SAGA by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. 

From Skybound, the four “Faction” THE WALKING DEAD T-shirts from the upcoming story arc “All-Out War” — Survivors, Hilltop, Saviors, and Kingdom — which also went on sale first at Image Expo, will be available. Skybound will have other exclusive merchandise at their booth, including a THE WALKING DEAD electric guitar, wristwatches for THE WALKING DEAD and INVINCIBLE, and Todd McFarlane Toys Governor in Riot Gear action figure, and Rick, Carl, and Negan PVC figures. A complete list, with images, of Skybound exclusive merchandise can be found on the Skybound website.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound 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.

ABOUT SKYBOUND
Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman's creator-owned work including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, THE WALKING DEAD, long-running Invincible, all-ages SUPER DINOSAUR, THIEF OF THIEVES, and CLONE, as well as WITCH DOCTOR and INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, games (The Walking Dead: Assault iOS app), and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound's successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, THE WALKING DEAD, and all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com.

ABOUT TOP COW
Top Cow Productions was founded by Marc Silvestri in 1992 as an imprint of Image Comics. After launching its first title, CYBER FORCE, with an amazing 850,000 titles sold, Top Cow has gone on to publish such iconic titles as WITCHBLADE, THE DARKNESS, ARTIFACTS, and APHRODITE IX. The imprint also publishes innovative creator-owned titles such as THINK TANK, RAVINE, and WANTED. For more information about Top Cow, visitwww.topcow.com.

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