Gotham City Dossiers: Image Comics

The Hidden S in Phone Booth and Gotham City Dossiers are switching places this week. So do not fear that you're losing your mind and think today is Thursday when its actually Wednesday. Tune in tomorrow for the latest from the Phone Booth, while today I'll showcase another comic book publisher that you might not have heard of.

If you're reading this blog then I'm pretty sure you have a good idea who Image Comics is. The company built on the back of Todd McFarlane's Spawn has since moved on and has a plethora of other good books. What books? Let's dive in shall we? Youngblood features the group of superheroes who knew they had their own comic book. The members of Youngblood include Shaft, a former FBI agent and archer whose bow uses magnets to propel its arrow instead of a string, Badrock, a teenager transformed into a living block of stone, Vogue, a Russian fashion model with purple-and-chalk-white skin; and Chapel, a government assassin. The book has seen a few relaunches in its time, but remains one of the Image "originals" that Rob Liefield used to put Image on the map. Another book is Dark Ivory, which focuses on Ivory Fontaine, a New York goth girl far smarter than the high school grade in which she labors. On a night on the twon she meets an over-the-top would-be vampire named Xander, who invites her to a secret club called Le Petite Mort. Only when she leaves the club, does she question how seriously Xander takes his persona, and must wonder whether vampires really exist. And another new book is Jersey Gods, which zombie expert Brandon looks at here. The book is created by writer Glen Brunswick and artist Dan McDaid and is a story about a great god who falls to Earth (into New Jersey of all places) and immediately weds a young Jersian, after which the two of them move into a house only three blocks from her parents.

There are lots of other good books over at Image Comics, so if you read Image Comics way back in the day as a way of cutting your teeth on comics, or if you just want to check out some works that a little less ordinary check out Image Comics. Good stuff will come I promise.