While not as flashy or as extravagant as other comic book publishers, Image Comics showed fans at the Comic-con International in San Diego that they're a force to be reckoned with. Moderated by Jim Valentino, the "Image All Stars" team of Colleen Doran, Frank Cho and Eric Larsen revealed the future projects for Image in the near future.
October will be horror month, featuring such titles as:
"Sword of Dracula"
"Something Wicked" by Jerry Beck and Anthony Viccaro
"Frankenstein Mobster" by Mark Wheatley
"Walking Dead" by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore
"Stupid Comics #2" by Jim Mahfood (which most people wouldn't call a horror comic)
November will continue to bring new comics into the mix, including:
"Cloudfall" a new 48 page special by Robert Kirkman and EJ Su
"Blokhedz" by Mike and Mark Daves and Brandon Schultz
"Sei" by Sho Murase
"40 oz" by Jim Mahfood
"Savage Dragon: Terminated" collection
"Heaven's War" OGN by Micah Harris and Michael Gaydos
"PvP" collection by Scott Kurtz
"Liberty Meadows v.2: Creature Comforts" which will collect issues #10-#18, and include an all new short story.
December will bring some nice x-mas gifts:
"Clockmaker" - the second volume will be released and the first volume will be collected in trade paperback form, though it won't fold out as did the original comics which drew complaints from some fans.
Cho will also be releasing "Summer Days" with Scott Kurtz with in the next eighteen months and it will focus on a young woman named Summer who inherits a diner. "It's a combination of 'Northern Exposure' and 'The Andy Griffith Show.' It will be funny, but still something we can show our parents."
Valentino also said that fans should expect a huge announcement at Wizard World Chicago regarding spill over submissions from Marvel's Epic line. "Expect a large announcement froom that direction."
The key player in the founding of Image said that he picked up 6-8 new comics at the convention and mentioned the 10th anniversary hardcover is on it's way once Todd McFarlane finishes his work.
For pictures of some of the above announced comics, read our Day One Image report.