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Image from SAGA #9 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
THREE SELL-OUTS FOR GREAT PACIFIC
Third issue of Image Comics series gets 2nd printing
A continent of trash in the Pacific Ocean continues to capture the minds of comic book readers as the third issue of the Image Comics series GREAT PACIFIC has sold out and will be reprinted. The second printing of GREAT PACIFIC #3 (DEC128031) will be in stores on February 13.
The tale of a privileged young man who seeks to make a difference by forging a new nation on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, written by Joe Harris and drawn by Martín Morazzo, GREAT PACIFIC has sold out of all three of its issues thus far. It also has had coveted Phantom Variant covers for all three of its issues and garnered praise from critics:
“This very unique and interesting premise is paired with spectacular pencils by artist Martin Morazzo who is meticulous when it comes to his attention to detail. This is a fantastic issue, but I do not recommend starting your GREAT PACIFIC adventure here, if you are interested. Definitely pick up issues one and two before you dive into this one, it will be worth it.”
- Comic Vine
“I’m glad a series like this exists and it’s definitely something that can only exist in the world of comics. The story and art is a perfect match for each other and if you’re looking for something very different to read this week then this is it.”
- Comic Bastards
“I still can’t enough of Martín Morazzo’s illustrations, long and massive landscapes of plastic and garbage as far as the eye can see. You can almost hear the snap, crackle and pop under the protagonist’s feet, as he steps on thousands of plastic water bottles joined together like a floor of modern art.”
- Comics the Gathering
GREAT PACIFIC #4 will be in stores February 6.
Ugliest Kid on Earth Steals Hearts
Todd: The Ugliest Kid on Earth hits comic stores January 16, 2013
(January 9, 2012 – LOS ANGELES) The debut issue of Image Comic’s new title TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH will hit stores January 16th, 2013. Preliminary reviews have started coming in, and TODD is the book to keep an eye on. Created by Eisner-nominated artist M.K. Perker and award-winning writer Ken Kristensen, TODD follows the misadventures of a dysfunctional small-town family caught in extraordinary circumstances. The full-color four-issue mini series will hit comic stores January 16th in both digital and print formats. The digital version available through the Image Comics app, Comixology.com, Graphicly.com, ComicsPlus app, and Apple’s iBook app, will have additional never-before-seen content that is not available in the print version.
Co-creator, Ken Kristensen commented, “We couldn’t be happier — right out of the gate, the response to TODD from both retailers and reviewers has been overwhelmingly positive. And for a take-no-prisoners, politically incorrect, taboo-tickling book to be embraced like that is a testament to the current state of comic readers, who I think are hungry for stories that have something fresh to say about the world.”
Highlights from the reviews:
“It stands to be an amazing series and why not add another hot #1 issue to your collection, right?”- The Pullbox.com
“Even with my very lenient attitudes toward what is appropriate and what is not in this life, it is difficult to imagine myself saying something along the lines of, ‘You really should check out this great new comic I came across, it’s about a really ugly kid and a bunch of bigot adults, and a serial killer who collects kids’ heads.’ This is perhaps not unlike my love of the Drawn Together animated series, and South Park, both of which delight in line-crossing, taboo topics treated with casual disregard for propriety, and a shocking affinity for unpleasantness.”
“Todd is a strange little boy. This comic is even stranger. It is unlike anything you have ever seen before. It does have an appeal that will keep you coming back for more.” -Jazma Online
THE ACTIVITY CREATORS LAUNCH WARFAREWITHOUTWARNING.COM
New interactive website for special operations comic from Image Comics
THE ACTIVITY, an Image Comics series that follows the missions of the secret operatives on Team Omaha, part of the ultra-clandestine Intelligence Support Activity, by Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads, now has its own website, www.WarfareWithoutWarning.com. Using an interactive world map, visitors can learn more about the locations of Team Omaha’s missions, discover new comics stories, and purchase original art and merchandise.
With books like No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Bin Laden, movies like Zero Dark Thirty, and video games like Call of Duty: Black Ops capturing the world’s attention, THE ACTIVITY is primed for the same audiences. Meticulously researched, with stories co-plotted by real Navy SEALs and advisors from within the intelligence and defense communities, THE ACTIVITY sets the standard for black ops realism – not only in the details of the missions but in the psychology of the dedicated, disciplined agents of Team Omaha.
The WarfareWithoutWarning.com website allows readers to delve deeper into their world with summaries, background information, and atmospheric music by Brett Weldele. Special four-page “Easter Egg” stories by Edmondson and Brett Schoonover are accessible by clicking on the right countries. One will be added each month as new issues of the print comic are released, with storylines that tie into the main story of THE ACTIVITY.
In addition, in the store section of the website, anyone who makes a purchase will get a chance to receive a THE ACTIVITY POSTER signed by Edmondson and Gerads, and one person will receive original art.
The first volume of THE ACTIVITY, collecting issues #1-5, with an introduction by Kevin Maurer, co-author of No Easy Day and author of The Lions of Kandahar, is available now. THE ACTIVITY #11, which for the first time depicts Team Omaha carrying out a mission on American soil, will be in stores on January 23.
Happy Holidays from everyone at Image Comics!
(art by Brandon Graham!)