Desperado goes it alone
Yesterday, Joe Pruett announced on the Desperado website that his company would be parting ways with Image this summer after a partnership of 2½ years. Black Mist #4, solicited for May, will be their final co-publishing venture, and other titles like Common Foe and Paul Jenkins Sidekicks will finish out their run at Image. Pruett’s company Desperado Publishing will begin publishing under its own banner with eight solicited titles this coming July. The website itself will be redesigned throughout this month.
Pruett admitted, "Some people may feel that we’re being overly aggressive with our upcoming publishing schedule (8 -10 titles per month), but the fact is that we’re not really a new company — we’ve been publishing for over two years now — but rather an existing company that is expanding by just a few titles per month. We’re just not going to be listed under the Image banner any longer."
Pruett said the company would continue to "focus on diversity. The market needs to be diverse if it is to grow in all of the exciting new avenues that are presenting themselves to our industry. We plan to a part of that movement by allowing our creators to be as diverse with their projects as they need to be, as long as the quality remains high."