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Image Founders ‘United’ for Comic Series

It’s been a big week for Image, which started early on Comic-Con with the revelation that Robert Kirkman is joining the publisher as a partner.

Friday brought word that all the Image founders (minus Jim Lee) will be joining together on a six-issue miniseries called Image United. They’ll be providing art, while the story comes from Kirkman.

The artists are: Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Todd MacFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Jim Valentino and Marc Silvestri.

Comic Book Resources caught up with Kirkman, who explained a bit about the project (which scores an amazing 100 on the Probable-Delayometer):

It’ll be a six-issue series. It’s not going to focus on individual characters in the issues. It’s going to be an all-encompassing, grand, epic crossover featuring all the characters together – intermingling and working together and fighting together. It’s going to have the unprecedented art team of all the Image founders minus Jim Lee, and it’s going to have every creator drawing their own characters, so it’s going to be a hodge podge of different art on every page where all of the Savage Dragon figures are going to be drawn by Erik Larsen and all of the Youngblood characters are going to be drawn by Rob Liefeld. Every time Spawn appears, he’ll be drawn by Todd McFarlane and so on and so on. It’s going to be a unique reading experience, and we’re very excited about that.

Happy Birthday: Gary Carlson

Happy Birthday: Gary Carlson

Born in 1957, Gary Carlson first appeared on the comic book scene with his self-published superhero anthology Megaton back in the early 1980s.

He created the character of Vanguard with Erik Larsen, whose Savage Dragon also began in the anthology. Carlson later wrote Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Berzerker, and Supreme.

He and Larsen also co-wrote Aquaman for DC and Nova for Marvel. Carlson created Big Bang Comics, initially for Calber Press—he later moved Big Bang to Image and now self-publishes it, functioning as writer, editor, and publisher.

Comics All Over The Place

Comics All Over The Place

Comics Reporter reviews 1-800-MICE #2, All Flash #1, and Magic Hour #2.

Chris’s Invincible Super-Blog reviews this week’s comics, starting with All Flash #1.

Greg Burgas of Comics Should Be Good also reviews this week’s comics, but he starts with Annihilation: Conquest – Quasar #1.

At the All-New, All-Different Savage Critic(s):

  • Graeme McMillan reviews World War Hulk #2
  • Douglas Wolk reviews mostly the advertisements in Giant-Sized Marvel Adventures The Avengers #1
  • McMillan is back to review All Flash #1
  • And someone named Jog really likes Brendan McCarthy and Peter Milligan’s Rogan Gosh one-shot from 1994.



Tributes to Marshall Rogers

Tributes to Marshall Rogers

Our friend Alex Ness asked a lot of people for eulogies to Marshall Rogers, which he posted at his Pop Thought website.

Contributors include Erik Larsen, Paul Levitz, Paul Gulacy, Mark Waid, Alex Sheikman, Kurt Busiek, Christopher Jones, and ComicMixers John Ostrander, Mike Grell, Timothy Truman, and yours truly.