Chances are, if you're "it" then you really are it. Or you have something that gives you that "it" credibility. Having it means your tales should be collected and Image Comics is releasing such a collection in It Girl & the Atomics, Round Two: The World is Flat. The new paperback collects issues #7-12 of the series by Jamie S. Rich, Mike Norton and Natalie Nourigat and hits stores October 2.
“I’m extremely proud of the work we did on these comics,” Rich said. “The series garnered what are so far the best reviews of my career, and it’s become the first thing people want to talk to me about when I’m at conventions. Having the whole thing together in two complete books is extremely gratifying. It’s a great way to end the project, and we want to reward our readers by giving them a special package.”
In addition to all the stories from the individual comics, It Girl and the Atomics also has all the cover art by the original creators of It Girl, Madman masterminds Michael and Laura Allred. Bonus content includes brand-new pin-ups by Brian Churilla, Ming Doyle, Megan Levens, George Kambadais, Monica Gallagher, Brennan Wagner, Mike Russell, Christopher Mitten and pioneering indie cartoonist Matt Wagner. The introduction was written by Eric M. Esquivel, writer of Freelancers for Boom! Studios.
“The support from our friends and colleagues on this one was tremendous,” Rich continued. “I think in a few years time, people will look back at the pin-up gallery and be shocked by what an impressive and varied list of people it is. Lots of up-and-comers in there with the more established professionals.”
It Girl and the Atomics, Round Two: The World is Flat will be released by Image Comics on October 2. It has 168 color pages, retails for $14.99, and sports an all-new cover by the Allreds (Diamond ID: JUL130455/ISBN: 978-1607067917). Full press release below.