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Image Comics NYCC 2012 Announcements

The publisher discussed creator projects from Jonathan Hickman, Jim McCann, and many other comic book creators.

Over the weekend IMAGE Comics made several announcements regarding their future projects during their Saturday panel at New York Comic Con. If you are a fan of creator owned comics and are a fan of the work of writers like Kieron Gillen, Andy Diggle, Jim McCann and Jonathan Hickman, then you are in luck. The panel revealed a whole lot of new titles coming from these creators through Image which are bound to pique the interest of many of their fans. The panel was led by Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson.

Kieron Gillen and Ryan Kelly will be collaborating on a book titled THREE, which Gillen described as a book about free slaves on the run in Sparta. Next is a series titled SNAPSHOT by Andy Diggle and Jock which is set in San Francisco and is about a man who works at a comic book shop who stumbles upon a cell phone that contains images of a gruesome murder. The phone apparently belongs to a hit man who (for obvious reasons) wants to get it back.

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Other projects coming from Image include another team-up between Janet K. Lee and Jim McCann (who previously worked together on RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN) in a new book titled LOST VEGAS about a casino in outer space.

Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta are teaming up for the release of EAST OF WEST, a story about a "future sci-fi western" featuring the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. That series is set to hit stores sometime in April of 2013.

Obviously, Image has a lot of upcoming books they are working on; and for fans of creator owned work, this is definitely a lot to be excited about in the coming year. What do you think of the news? Do any of these titles pique your interest? Which book, if any, are you most looking forward to?

Source: Newsarama

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Posted by feargalr

I'll read anything with Hickman, east of west here I come.

Posted by zackattack529

Im starting to see alot of Andy Diggle these days.

hmm I might get 3 because Gillen is writing it.

the hickman title looks ok. Hickman is a great writer the story just doesn't look interestinng.

Posted by SavageDragon

East of West sounds intriguing.

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Posted by thespideyguy

Anything but three.

Posted by Decept-O

Snapshot sounds very intriguing. Wow, regarding the art for East of West. I imagine there's an explanation for the wolves' paws/claws.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Man IMAGE is awesomeee

Posted by CircularLogic

Hickman's new project sounds awesome. Gillen's is a genre that doesn't quite interest me, but I can count on him to weave quite the yarn so he's got an issue to sell me. Honestly, I haven't read anything by Diggle, can anyone tell me about a run or series he did that we're pretty good?

Posted by CombatSpoon86

They all look good. I'll be at least giving the first issue a shot for all of these

Posted by Nuec_Sol

I was wondering when Gillen would come out with a new indie comic, I really enjoyed the Phonogram titles.

Posted by lykopis

Looking forward to them all - particularly Three.

Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7

All look good. Looks like I'm going to be buying a lot more books and tbps soon.

Posted by kennybaese

I think Lost Vegas is probably the book I'm looking forward to most. I absolutely adored Dapper Men.

Posted by The_Tree

I'll definitely be checking out East of West and Snapshot. Hickman doing a sci-fi western about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? I'm sold. And with that Diggle/Jock combo, Snapshot just can't go wrong.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Can see Gillen and Kelly are taking liberties with some of the content of Three by suggesting free slaves in Sparta when historically there was no such thing, since the helotry class of classical Sparta were indeed state serfs and were thus in common owned by the Spartan warrior upper class. Still, with that said I wanna check out this title and see where they run with it.

Posted by IrishX

I'll be keeping an eye on East of West.

Posted by CitizenJP

East of West looks interesting. Digging that art!

Posted by salmy

East of west sounds cool. I love Jocks art and I just read the Andy diggle and jock green arrow year one and that was great so I'll pick snapshot even if the premise doesn't sound all that interesting.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I love Image and I love Hickman but he cant even keep up with his current creator owneed books because of Marvel so how can he do more?

Posted by Billy Batson

Finally that Diggle's and Jock's new project is happening. Been waiting for it.

Posted by TheSmallvillefan12

Love Image. I'll be keeping an eye on these titles.