Friday, September 25, 2015

Image Comics Brings Bitch Planet to Local Comic Shop Day


November 28 is a big day for comic book stores as it's Local Comic Shop Day. ComicsPRO wants to celebrate the occasion and they're teaming up with Image Comics to announce their support with the first hardcover collection of Bitch Planet. Local Comic Shop Day is a new event focusing on locally owned independent comic book specialty stores and their role in shaping the pop culture market. The first Local Comic Shop Day will be Saturday, November 28, two days after Thanksgiving and coinciding with American Express’ “Small Business Saturday” event. On Local Comic Shop Day, participating retailers will have exclusive, and in some cases, limited items debuting from supporting publishers. The goal of Local Comic Shop Day is to jump start the holiday buying season for storefront comics specialty retailers by giving comics fans more of what they most desire.

“We’re thrilled to have Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, and Image Comics choose Local Comic Shop Day™ as the event to release the first Bitch Planet hardcover,” said Marco Davanzo, ComicsPRO Executive and owner of Alakazam Comics in Irvine, California. “Image Comics continues to be ahead of the curve with originality, quality, and vision.”

Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and with art by Valentine De Landro, Bitch Planet takes place in a dystopian reality where non-compliant women are jailed in an off-planet prison. The LCSD hardcover edition features cover art by Filipe Andrade and is limited to 750 copies. It collects the first five issues of the series. Full press release below.
Image Comics Brings Fan Favorite BITCH PLANET to Local Comic Shop Day™
Exclusive Hardcover Edition Adds to November 28 Event

ComicsPRO, the trade association of storefront comic book specialty retailers, and Image Comics are pleased to announce support of Local Comic Shop Day™ participating retailers with the first hardcover collection of BITCH PLANET.

Written by Eisner Award nominee Kelly Sue DeConnick (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) with art by Valentine De Landro (X-Factor), BITCH PLANET takes place in a dystopian reality where non-compliant women are jailed in an off-planet prison. The LCSD hardcover edition features cover art by Filipe Andrade and is limited to 750 copies. It collects the first five issues of the series.

“We’re thrilled to have Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, and Image Comics choose Local Comic Shop Day™ as the event to release the first Bitch Planet hardcover,” said Marco Davanzo, ComicsPRO Executive and owner of Alakazam Comics in Irvine, California. “Image Comics continues to be ahead of the curve with originality, quality, and vision.”

Founded in 1992, Image Comics is the publisher of many award-winning, creator-owned and fan-favorite series.

Local Comic Shop Day™ is a new event focusing on locally owned independent comic book specialty stores and their role in shaping the pop culture market. The first Local Comic Shop Day™ will be Saturday, November 28, two days after Thanksgiving and coinciding with American Express’ “Small Business Saturday” event.

On Local Comic Shop Day™, participating retailers will have exclusive, and in some cases, limited items debuting from supporting publishers. The goal of Local Comic Shop Day is to jump start the holiday buying season for storefront comics specialty retailers by giving comics fans more of what they most desire.

ComicsPRO invites all brick and mortar comic book specialty stores to be part of Local Comic Shop Day™.

Retailer registration for the event is ongoing until October 1 at www.comicspro.org/lcsd

A retailer FAQ is also posted at www.comicspro.org. For additional information, please contact ComicsPRO Executive Director Marco Davanzo at marco@comicspro.org.

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.

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